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OUA pact with King's Bay OK


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
In a meeting that lasted all of
Tuesday morning, the board of
directors of the Okeechobee
Utility Authority (OUA)
approved a contract to purchase
equipment needed for the
King's Bay sewer system retrofit.
The board also reviewed pro-
posed changes to their rules and
regulations, discussed boil
water notices and approved the


annual audit.
The board approved contracts
with Alpha General and South-
east Pump to purchase pumps,
valves and other necessary
equipment to complete the
King's Bay project. Bids were
received from both companies
and the board voted to purchase
individual items from the bidder
with the lowest price.
Upon receipt of the necessary
items, at least two employees
will be assigned to work at least


four hours a day on the King's
Bay project.
OUA Executive Director L.C.
Fortner pledged that if more
workers became available they
would be sent to he King's Bay
project.
The board passed a new set of
rules and regulations.
Under the new rules, if water
service has been terminated for
more than three years another
capitol connection fee must be
paid to restart service. Previous


rules had required a capitol con-
nection fee to be paid if water
service was terminated for one
year.
The new changes allow prop-
erty owners who have an excep-
tional account history to open
other accounts in their name
without paying additional
deposits.
The changes also require a
developer's agreement to
reserve water and wastewater
capacity.


Turning to a topic that created
a lot of concern lately, board
members looked at a draft of
guidelines for issuance of boil
water notices.
Board member Eddie Trent
noted that if the boil water notice
covers a large area, door-to-door
notification is not possible.
Board member Steve Nelson
suggested using loudspeakers to
notify residents.

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Hampstead players: Shakespeare 1 for Kids


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On Wednesday, Erica Graybill (left) and Kevin Gilligan (right) both of Hampstead Play-
ers put on the play Shakespeare 1 for Kids for students in grades third-fifth at North Ele-
mentary School. Ms. Graybill has been with the non-profit company for one and a half
years.' Mr. Gilligan just joined the company in February. -


More arrests



are made in



child sex case


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Three area men were arrest-
ed Tuesday on charges of hav-
ing sex with a child and were
booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail in lieu of $100,000
bond each.
The arrests stem from the
arrest of a 39-year-old Okee-
chobee woman that allegedly
forced her young daughter into
prostitution. The girl, who was
11 years old when her mother
first forced her to have sex with
men, is now three months
pregnant.
The name of the mother is
being withheld to protect the


two girls.
The mother, arrested shortly
after midnight on April 12,
reportedly charged each man
$20 to have sex with the girl.
The woman also allegedly
sold her oldest daughter, then
13, to a 23-year-old man for an
automobile when the girl
refused to become a prostitute.
The man, however, never gave
the woman the car.
That man was charged with
procuring the sexual perform-
ance of a child and was
booked into the county jail
under a bond of $100,000.
The car, said Detective K.J.
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OUA considers


wells for ridding


treated sewage


Drought Index
Current: 163
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.32 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
14.37 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

Index
Classifieds ...... 10-12
Comics '............ .9
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... 10
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............ 8.
Weather ............ .2
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*Erica Graybill (left) and Kevin Gilligan (right) both with Hampstead Players in New
Hampshire acted out Shakespeare 1 for Kids Wednesday for third, fourth and fifth
graders at North Elementary School. Homestead Players is a non-profit company that
encourages reading. Bringing the theater to young people is a way to keep the art world
going, according to the actors.


School board faces tough issues
By Pete Gawda three days earlier the expulsion an expulsion in his record.
Okeechobee News would have only been for the The board unanimously
remainder of the school year. passed the amended recommen-
Usually meetings of the Okee- Assistant Superintendent of dation.
chobee County School Board are Schools Zella Kirk explained that The father still was not satis-
routine and uncontroversial. the school system's policy was to fled because his son would not
However, that was not the case expel for the remainder of the return to Osceola until just before
Tuesday night as the board faced school year if the infraction FCATtest.
two challengers at their monthly occurred at the beginning of the He asked Board Attorney Tom
meeting the parent of a child school years. If the infraction Conley if he had any recourse. Mr.
facing expulsion and the teach- occurred at the mid point of the Conley replied that the board had
ers' union. third nine-week period or later, acted and the only other course
A seventh grader at Osceola the expulsion would be for the of action for him would be to
Middle School was facing expul- remainder of the school year and resort to the court system.
sion for violence. The child's the first semester of the following Seven other expulsions
father, who did not identify him- school year. passed with little comment.
self, took issue with the school Board President David The second controversial
board. Williams said he appreciated the issue dealt with the recommend-
"What he did is not right. I'm parent's statements noting that ed termination of a probationary
not here to condone it,' the father not many parents speak on employee who had been
asserted, behalfoftheir children. employed as a bus driver and
However, he disagreed with fterthefather's statements foodserviceattendant.
the length of the punishment. s statements, he probationary period was
The superintendent's recom- Superintendent of Schools Dr. for three years and the employee
mendation was for the remain- Patricia Cooper changed her rec- in question had been employed
der of the current school year and ommendation from expulsion to by the school system a little over
the first semester of the next transfer to New Endeavor High twoyears.
school year. The father said that School for the remainder of the Union representative Diane


would put his child back in Osce-
ola just before FCAT tests. He said
that if the infraction had occurred


school year and the first semester
of the following school year. That
way, the student would not have


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
' In a lengthy meeting Tuesday
morning, the board of directors
of the Okeechobee Utility
Authority (OUA) tackled two
items that had been discussed
several times previously injec-
tion wells and employee's pay.
Joe May, a geologist with the
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection (DEP) who
monitors injection wells,
addressed the board. With the
expansion of the wastewater


treatment plant, the utility will
need to dispose of an increased
amount of treated effluent. They
are considering deep well injec-
tion as an option.
Another option is disposing
of treated effluent into a created
wetland. This would require
periodic dumping into Taylor
Creek. Possible legislation
requiring further reduction of
phosphorus levels in Taylor
Creek might make this option
impractical.
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%o am t Mr. May described how injec-
tion wells work. While they are
common in other parts of the state,
unfortunately, there are not many
injection wells in this area of the
state for comparison. He said that
every utility system is unique.
The discussion got rather tech-
nical, but it appears that even
though injection wells are expen-
sive to construct their capacity is
unlimited.
Mr. May said that injection wells
are built with more diligence than
potable wells with a lot of cement
and several casing. He added that
S* the wells are monitored and every
five years they under go rigorous
testing.
S Even though injection wells are
more. expensive than other means
of treated affluence disposal, an
______ injection well has unlimited capaci-
-' f ty. Mr. May compared an injection
well to a sponge.
SBoard member Carl Leonard
-- remarked that the process sounds
expensive.
Mr. May replied that it costs $3 to
$4 million per well.
John Hayford, OUA's operations
manager, noted that treatment
standards are reduced for an injec-
tion well as compared to surface
discharge of treated effluent. There-
fore, he said, there can a trade off.
He added that where surface dis-
posal has limited capacity, an injec-
tion well has unlimited capacity.
"Time is ticking, we have to
make a decision," said L. C. Fortner,
-- executive director of OUA.
-. w =- The board moved to spend an
amount not to exceed $29,320 for
*. further study of the feasibility of
using an injection well.
On several occasions in the past
the board mentioned revamping


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Falvo stated that according to the
contract between the union and
the school board, it was legal to fire
probationary employees. But she
continued by saying, "Just because
1b 4 you can do something doesn't
meant it's the right thing to do."
Ms. Falvo contended that to fire
S. an employee without a charge to
respond to is not fair.
"This is a terrible thing to do to
Somebody and should only be
done for compelling reasons," she
S ~ stated.
She said that the union was only
asking that the board hear both
.. ~ sides. She quoted from two years
of satisfactory annual evaluations
for the employee and stated that
There was nothing negative in the
Employee's personnel file.
Ms. Falvo contended that letting
Sthe person go without telling them,
the reason was not right.
The board was not persuaded
by Ms. Falvo's arguments.
Mr. Conley replied, "You won't


the employee's pay structure, but
no action was taken until Tuesday
morning. After two votes, the salary
scale was changed.
The board was presented with a
survey of salary ranges at nine area
utilities including Sebring, Moore
Haven, Fort Pierce, Martin County,
Stuart, Avon Park, Belle Glade,
Clewiston and Palm Beach.
The board considered a pro-
posed minimum and maximum
salary for each position based on
the averages of the other utilities'
salary ranges.
Board member Elder Sumner
noted that with the housing boom
in the area, entry-level personnel
would have trouble buying a house
under the current salary system.
Mr. Fortner conceded that OUA
has lost employees to other utilities
because of salary.
Board member Steve Nelson
noted that if the utility lost enough
licensed plant operators, they
would have to shut down.
"Be fair on salaries," he advocat-
ed. "If they're doing their job they
need to be paid properly."
He also urged provision be
made for longevity.
Mr. Sumner asked about how
promotions were handled.
Mr. Hayford replied that at the
plant, state mandated tests deter-
mine promotions and on the main-
tenance side, there is informal test-
ing.
It was suggested that a consult-
ant be hired to study the salary situ-
ation.
Mr. Sumner remarked that he
would rather give the money to the
employees than to a consultant.
Board member Frank Irby advo-
cated applying a percentage to
each minimum salary to determine
the maximum salary for that posi-
tion.
Wastewater treatment plant
operator Jamie Gamiotea stated
that a pay increase would help


start precedent here. We will abide
by the contract."
Ms. Falvo replied that the board
had a right to grant a hearing out of
fairness.
"We are not talking about right-
ness or morality. We are talking
about a contract," was) Mr. Con-
ley's response.
The board voted unanimously
in favor of the superintendent rec-
ommendation.
Union president Candy Walker
later stated that she thought a
supervisor should notify an
employee in writing of any defi-
ciencies and come up with a time-
line for corrections before a person
is terminated.
"We don't; don't do it lightly.
We need good employees," was
Assistant Superintendent of
Schools Lee Dixon's statement. He
noted that the district has a short-
age of bus drivers.
He said the decision was made
by competent personnel.
The superintendent announced
that there is interest in preserving
the old Basinger School and that
engineers are assessing the build-


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because he is having a hard time
finding employees.
Mr. Irby noted that some OUA
minimum salaries are higher than
the nine utility average minimums.
The vote on a pay scale provid-
ing minimum and maximum
salaries for each position based on
the nine utility averages was defeat-
ed by a 3-2 vote.
The interlocal agreement estab-
lishing OUA calls for a super majori-
ty of four votes for an issue to pass.
Mr. Irby and Melanie Anderson
voted against the measure.
Mr. Leonard, Mr. Sumner and
Mr. Nelson voted in favor of the
measure.
A second proposal passed. It
provided for the current minimum
salaries for each position to remain
in effect. The maximum salary for
each position would be increased
by a certain percentage.
Mr. Nelson noted that OUA's
executive-director had received no
raise in four years.
Mr. Leonard noted that a raise
for Mr. Fortner was brought up in
2003 but it was defeated by 3 to 2
vote.
Mr. Sumner noted that under
the present salary schedule the
engineer makes more than the
executive director.
Finance Offider Marita Rice stat-
ed that the executive director's
salary was not included in the nine
utility study.
Mr. Leonard suggested that the
staff provide comparative informa-
tion on executive director's salaries
and make it an agenda item.
In the meantime, the board
voted to give Mr. Fortner a one year,
3 percent cost of living increase
effective Oct. 1,2004.


ing to see if it can be relocated. She
also announced that the baccalau-
reate would be held June 1 at 8
p.m., in the high school gymnasi-
um.
In other action the board:
recognized Dan Bieble for
service at the science fair;
expelled a seventh grader at
New Endeavor High School for
defiance of authority and alcohol
and drugs;
expelled a ninth grader at new
Endeavor High School for defiance
of authority;
expelled a tenth grader at
New Endeavor for defiance of
authority and alcohol and drugs;
*expelled a tenth grader at
Okeechobee High School for defi-
ance of authority;
expelled a tenth grader at
New Endeavor for defiance of
authority;
expelled an eighth grader at
Yearling Middle School for defiance
of authority;
expelled a sixth grader at
Osceola Middle School for inap-
propriate personal conduct;
proclaimed April to be School
Library Media month;
accepted the auditor general's
report for the period ending June
30, 2004;
approved an agreement with
the sheriff's office to fund the
school board's portion of the
school resource officer program at
cost of $151,171.99;.
approved a license agreement
with SearchSoft Solutions for
access to the Applicant Tracking
System for the Heartland Educa-
tional Consortium at a cost of
$4,800 peryear;
approved advertisement of
revised job description or supervi-
sor of food service;
approved staffing allocation
for the 2005-06 fiscal year; and,
rescheduled the May board
meeting to May 19.


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The board also discussed
using the services of a company
that would deliver recorded mes-
sages by telephone. However,
that service is expensive and Mr.
Fortner stated, that some people
might think that it is telemarketer
calling.
Mr. Fortner stated that he had
contacted several other commu-
nities and they have no guideline
for notification of boil water pro-
cedures: He stated that emer-
gency management is workingg on
a notification system that OUA
might be able to use for boil water
notices.
The guidelines provide for a list
of people to be notified if the boil
water notice covers a major por-
tion of the water system.
Mike Sothen, of the accounting
firm of Nowlen, Holt & Minor,
presented the annual audit for the


Case

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Ammons of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
had an estimated value between
$500 and $1,000.
According to Detective
Ammons, each of the men arrest-
ed later on April 12 were charged
with procuring the sexual per-
formance of a child. He said none
have posted bond and were still in
jail as of late Wednesday.
Each man, he continued, is
between the ages of 21 and 26.
The names of the men weren't
released because the investiga-
tion is continuing, said the detec-
tive.
The mother of the two girls
was charged with two counts of
aggravated child abuse and two


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fiscal year ending Sep. 30, 2004.
He said the utility receives a
"clean opinion", which is the best
opinion OUA could get.
In other action, the board:
approved a pay request by
Cardinal Contractors ion the
amount of $78,042.45 for work on
the surface water treatment plant;
approved purchase of a gen-
erator from C. J. Sales & Service at
a base bid price of $19,961;
approved a bid from Okee-
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$28,881.60 for a 1-ton truck for
the maintenance department;
approved expenditure of
$12,000 for an easement from
Sandra Pearce McAuley;
approved purchase of
$19,487.40 in computer equip-
ment from Control Instruments,
Inc for operation of the .new sur-
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counts of sexual performance by
a child. She is currently in the
county jail. Her bond was set at
$400,000.
Both girls have been turned
over to the Department of Chil-
dren and Families (DCF).
Detective Ammons said DCF
will get the girls back into school.
However, they will not return to
the schools at which they were
originally enrolled.
In his original report, Detective
Ammons stated the youngest girl
said the reason her mother was
prostituting her was for food. She
also told him that sometimes after
having sex the men would allow
her and her mother to take a
shower.
The detective's report goes on
to say the mother and her
youngest daughter were living out
of their car.


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Gomez, Jesus Herrera, Timothy Hirst,
Cheyanne Kaufman, Gabrielle Lamb,
Darian Potter, Michael Preston, Walk-
er Rose, Matt Saucier, Josie Wallace
and Samantha Ward.
Terrific Kids Award
Jami Cox, Jason Ellis, Tyler Finney,
Samantha Jacobs, Vicki Lopez,
Sarah Peoples, Emily Raulerson,
Lane Register, Matthew Robbins,
Zadoc Simmons, David Skinner, Cely
Solis, Andrea Stark and Desiri Villar-
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Fifth graders were presented with awards for the third nine weeks at Seminole Elemen-
tary School. One of the awards presented was Terrific Kids from the Kiwanis Club of
Okeechobee. Present from the club to hand out awards was Devin Maxwell. Receiving
awards for the month of January (in no particular order) are: Jessie Boney, Jessica Brum-
ley, Cheyenne Deignan, Kelsie Driscoll, Michael Johnson and for the month of February:
Margarito Caballero, Mike Corwin, Anthony Delgado, Cassy Holsman and Amber Mohney.



Law Enforcement Activity Log


Arrest Log

The following individuals were attaching an unassigned tag and bond was set.
arrested on felony or Driving reckless driving. Bond was set at Craig Dewitt, 19, of Port St.
Under the Influence (DUI) $2,000. Lucie was arrested on April 8 and"
charges -by the' Ocl-:,ch :,t-:-e Jessie Henry Futch, 22, of charged with possession of alco-
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO), N.E. 15th Ave. in Okeechobee hol by a minor and DUI. Bond
Okeechobee"City PoliedDep'art- was arrested on April 9 and was set at $750.
ment (OCPD) or the Florida High- charged with possession of Padrieka L. Cannon, 26, of
way Patrol (FHP). cocaine and possession of drug N.W 95th Ct. in Okeechobee was
Michael Norman, 46, of N.W paraphernalia. Bond was set at arrested on April 7 and charged
59th Terr. was arrested on April 11 $5,500. with worthless check over $150.
and charged with sale and deliv- Michael Vasquez, 27, of N.W Bond was set at $2,500.
ery of cocaine, possession of Second St. in Okeechobee was Jessie Henry Futch, 22, of
cocaine and possession of drug arrested on April 8. and charged N.E. 15th Ave. in Okeechobee
paraphernalia. Bond was set at with burglary of a structure and was arrested on April 9 and
$100,500. petty theft. Bond was set at charged with throwing a deadly
Arnulfo Vicente Garza, 31, of $27,500. missile. Bond was set at $5,000.
Texas was arrested on April 12 Moises Mendoza Bahena, Henry Chouinard, 30, was
and charged with aggravated 21, of Okeechobee at large was arrested on April 8 and charged
assault and battery domestic arrested on April 9 and charged with aggravated stalking injunc-
violence. Bond was set at $40,000. with possession of cocaine. Bond tion. Chouinard was arrested on
Mike Anzuala Perez, 18, of was set at $5,000. an Okeechobee County warrant.
Naples was arrested on April 11 Jackie Eugene Graziano, 22, Jackie Graziano, 23, of S.E.
and charged with battery on of S.E. 10th Ave. in Okeechobee 10th Ave. in Okeechobee was
detainee by detainee. Perez was was arrested on April 9 and arrested on April 9 and charged
released on his own recogni- charged with possession of with possession of cocaine.
zance. cocaine. Bond was set at $10,000. Graziano was arrested on an
Tracey Lynn Lies, 39, of S.E. Preston Woods, 20, of N.W. Okeechobee County warrant.
Fourth Terr. was arrested on April 80th Ave. in Okeechobee was Bond was set at $10,000.
11 and charged with possession arrested and charged with viola- Billie Laiser, 77, of Ft. Pierce
of cocaine and possession of drug tion of probation armed tres- was arrested on April 8 and
paraphernalia. Bond was set at pass. Bondwas set at $5,000. charged with violation. of proba-.
$25,500. Carol Hendry Bowen, 46, of tion murder second degree.
Herman Wesley Kaufman, Fourth Street in Moore Haven was Laiser was released on his own
43, of N.W. 17th Ave. in Okee- arrested on April 8 and charged recognizance.
chobee was arrested on April 10 with driving under the influence This column lists arrests and
and charged with three counts of and driving while license sus- not convictions, unless otherwise
aggravated assault with a deadly pended. Bond was set at $10,000. stated. Anyone listed here who is
weapon. Bond was set at $15,000. Pedro Castellanos, 18, of later found innocent or has had
Fernando Medina Chavez, Miami was arrested on April 7 and the charges dropped against them
31, of Okeechobee at large was charged with violation of proba- is welcome to inform the newspa-
arrested on April 8 and charged tion escape and violation of pro- per. The information will be con-
with no valid driver's license, bation battery by detained. No firmed and printed.


Obituaries


Sheriff's Office
April 7
Theft, S.W. Second Ave.
Attempt to locate, N.W. 21st Lane.
Burglary, N.E. 51 st Ct.
Traffic arrest/prisoner in custody, N.E.
Third Ave.
Traffic arrest/prisoner in custody, N.
Parrott Ave.
Traffic arrest/prisoner in custody, U.S.
441 S.E.
Traffic arrest, N.E. 13th Ave.
Warrant/prisoner in custody, S.E.
28thSt.
April 8
Suicide, U.S. 441 S.E.
Assault, N.W. Third Lane.
Missing person, N.W. Ninth Ave.


Missing person, N.W. Ninth Ave.
Domestic, S.E. 57th Dr.
Missing person/recovery, U.S. 441
S.E.
Theft, U.S. 441 N.
Theft/bike, N.E. 48th Ave.
Domestic, U.S. 441 S.E.
Trespass, U.S. 441 S.E.
Assault, S.R. 70 E.
April 9
Vehicle fire, S.R. 70 E.
Child molest, N.W. 30th St.
Lost check book, N.W.,82nd Ct.
Missing juvenile, N.W. 46th Ave.
Arrested, S'R. 70 E.
Truck fire, 101,Ranch Rd:
Domestic, U.S. 98 N.
April 10
Burglary, Sports Complex.


Trespass, N.W. 11 th Ave.
Assault/prisoner in custody, N.E.
Third St.
Trespass, S.R. 70 E.
Traffic accident, 101 Ranch Rd.
Larceny/theft/cell phone, U.S. 441
S.E.
Burglary, Scott Driver.
Burglary, U.S. 78 W.
Domestic, U.S. 441 S.E.
Trespass, N.E. Third St.
Disturbance/verbal, N.W. 17th St.
Attemptto locate, N.E. 15th Ave.
Drug arrest/prisoners in custody, S.E.
38th Ave.
Shoplifter/prisoner in custody, S.R.
70 E.


Anna M. Shea
Anna M. Shea, age 90, died Fri-
day, April 8, 2005, at Unity Hospi-
tal in Minneapolis, Minn. Mrs.
Shea was born Dec. 26, 1914, in
Chicago, Ill. She served in the
United States Army and was a res-
ident of Okeechobee for 26 years.
She was a member of Sacred
Heart Catholic Church and volun-
teered at the St. Vincent DePaul
Thrift Store and loved to play
bridge. She lived the last 2.5 years
with her niece in Minneapolis.
She was preceded in death by:
her parents; husband, Raymond
Shea; and sister, Clara Swetman.
She is survived by: brother-in-
law, Edward Swetman of Min-
neapolis, Minn.; nieces, Catherine
(Dan) Netland of Minnesota, Bar-
bara Swetman of New York and
Janet (Jeff)Norris of Texas.
Service and interment in Ever-
green Cemetery will be at a future
'date.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


Vestal L. Jones
Vestal L. Jones, age 85, of


Okeechobee, died April 12, 2005,
at Okeechobee Health Care Cen-
ter. He was born in Macon, Tenn.
and had lived in Okeechobee for
the past 16-years. Mr. Jones had
been married for 31 years and
worked as a cast iron worker at an.
automobile plant.
Survivors include: his wife,
June Jones of Okeechobee; sons,
Ronnie Jones of Indiana, Bill
Jones of Hernando and Roger


Jones of Washington State;
daughters, Ann of Tennessee and
Peggy of Indiana; stepdaughters,
Sharon Armstrong, Theresa Mills,
Vicky Kitts, all of Indiana, Kirstie
Wainscott of Ft. Myers; numerous
grandchildren; and, great-grand-
children.

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direction and care of the National
Cremation Society.


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While we want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves
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Doesn't Make Sense
"I heard a Cajun singing a real good, happy song the other day,
but it didn't make much sense it made about as much sense as
Bush's Social Security plan. Well, maybe someday someone will
build him a library and donate a couple of books. I hope he reads
one of the books, that way he can claim that he has read half the
books in his library."


Airboat Mufflers
"In regard to the airboat noise that someone has in the paper. If
you can't make an airplane with mufflers on it quiet up in the air,
how are you going to keep an airboat quiet on the ground? It is
not the engine that is making so much noise, it is the prop. And
anything with a prop is going to be loud. How about taking all the
bass boats off the lake? They make noise and pollute the water."


Airboat Noise
"This is about airboats. They run on the lake, they are sup-
posed to be noisy. Maybe instead of trying to quiet the boats or
moving them, why don't they just move themselves? They have
every right to be out there as long as they want and the part of the
fun of having an airboat is the privilege of riding whenever you
want."

Pedophiles
"I have a small problem bringing this picture in to focus. When
these pedophiles are released out of jail, there is nothing to keep
track of them except for them to sign up where ever they live,
Martha Stuart only lied to the court and s~he has to wear an ankle
bracelet. I think we need to switch the two around."


Less Noise
** "This is in regard to the person who called in about the airboat
noise. The airboat landing was there long before they moved in
from the north. So perhaps they may want to think about moving
to Indian Prairie where it is less noisy."


Sexual Predators
"I just read where they got two officers for over 90 sexual pred-
ators in Okeechobee County. I have a beautiful granddaughter
and now I have to worry about this. That is ridiculous. They check
them once a year to see if they are still living in the same place.
These people need to be put on one big island like Alcatraz, or
keep them in prison forever or castrate them."

Goodwill
I have been here, in Okeechobee, for nearly a year-and-a-half. I
have observed the following that public employees have a lot to
learn. A lot of public employees, those who actually are supposed
to serve the public, seem to think that the general public owes
them respect -which, should be the other way around. It seems
that what is right, is wrong in the thinking of some employees. I
served for over 30 years for the public and know that if they are
treated with respect, it will be returned many times over. This is
not only for the City of Okeechobee employees, but for the ones
that are in a business that survives in this community. Okee-
chobee is growing and will not stop growing. It is supposed to be
that way anything good grows. Serve the public with goodwill
and it will be returned many times over. This is a nice and good
place to live and raise our children. But, don't forget what our par-
ents taught us do unto others and so on."



Community Events

Hancock family reunion scheduled
The annual Hancock family reunion is scheduled to take place at
Peace River Park in Fort Meade on April 16. It will be held at the Peace
River Park's large shelter, which is the one closest to the highway. For
information, call, Edith Brown (863) 763-4390.

Libraryhosting Storytelling Fest
The Okeechobee County Public Library will be hosting the fourth
annual Storytelling Fest on April 16 at 2 p.m. The program will start
with local storytellers. There will be a break for refreshments before
the featured storyteller and folk musician, Mrs. Kate Carpenter, brings
her delightful Florida stories and songs to the audience.

Church of God hosting revival
The Okeechobee Church of God, 3011 N.E. Fourth Ave., will host a
revival Sunday, April 17, through Wednesday, April 20, with Evangelist
Tim Finlayson from Rockledge. Sunday's service will begin at 6 pm.
Monday through Wednesday services will begin at 7:30 each evening.
For information, call (863) 763-4127.




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Looking Back ...
In 1972 the Pee Wee football team called the Catfish were cheered on by: (top left) mascot Erika Goolsby, Denise Bass
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Upcoming Events

Thursday
Diabetes Support Group meets at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria at Raulerson
Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N. For information, contact Wanda Hass at
(863) 824-2780.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m. at
the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.20
plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For
information, call Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, With early birds on Thurs-
days. Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the
next camping site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at the
Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly .No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923 for information.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open for
blood donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863)
467-9360.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Second
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863)
357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until
noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W.
Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
,classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth
St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group that will
meet starting at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for and ill family member
is welcome to join us. The group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. Free care for your loved ones is available at Dunklin Assist-
ed Living/Day Care at 4Q7 N.W. Second Ave. For information call (863)
467-2321.
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet at the home of
Diane and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St., at 7 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-7954.

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited.
All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what
we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Margret at (863) 467-
9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club Welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center,
located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5
for members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978
or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be held on
the third Friday of every month at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott
Ave. at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The lunch will be at noon. Women
should bring business cards and information promoting their busi-
ness. The meeting provides networking opportunities for women in
business and is open.to the public. No membership is required. For
information, call Robin Delgado at (800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at
info@flainjurylawyer.com.

Saturday
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee construction volunteers will
meet at the parking lot of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, N.E
Third Street and N. Parrott Ave., at 7 a.m. Construction work will be at
Habitat work site in an adjoining county. Wear comfortable clothes
suitable for working. Call (863) 357-1371 for information.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House, which
is located next to the driver's license office on U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-
help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and -other
intoxicating drugs and a desire to manage their emotional or psychi-
atric illness. It's an open discussion group.
A.A. meeting, from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church,312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.


Community Events

Golden Age Group to meet
The Golden Age Group will meet April 14 at noon for a cov-
ered dish luncheon and meeting at the American Legion Post
#64, 501 S.E. Second St. Members and guests are invited. For
information, call Lillian at (863) 763-9639.

Children's council will meet
The Children's Services Council will meet Thursday, April 14,
at 5 p.m. in the conference room of the Okeechobee County
school board office at 700 S.W. Second Ave.

Barbecue to benefit Boy Scouts
The Williamson Cattle Company's 2005 barbecue support-
ing the Boys Scouts 2005 Friends of Scouting will be held Thurs-
day, April 14. A meet and greet will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the
dinner will start at 6 p.m. The barbecue will be held at the
Williamson Cattle Company Camp House on Cemetery Road
(N.E. 39th Blvd.) To RSVP, call David Pope at (863) 447-1189.

Diabetes support group will meet
The Raulerson Hospital diabetes support group will meet
Thursday, April 14, at 2 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria at 1796
U.S. 441 N. The guest speaker will be Pat Small, R.D., Raulerson
Hospital's chief clinical dietitian. This is a free program offered
to the community. For information, call Pat Small, R.D., at (863)
763-5603.

Hospice to host directives session
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a free information session
on advanced directives. The session will be held Thursday, April
14, at 10 a.m. at Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S,E. Fourth St.
Refreshments will be served. For information or to RSVP, contact
Ms. Boutrin or Ms. Davis at (863) 467-2321, Monday through Fri-
day from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Chamber hosting personal defense class
The Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly civilian
personal defense gun class on April 14 at 7 p.m. There are
openings still available by calling (863) 763-6464. The second
segment of this class will be held on April 16, at the shooting
range located at Joe Hazellief's ranch. Everyone will meet at
the Chamber office at 8:30 a.m. on that day.

Women's Referral Luncheon planned
The Okeechobee Business Women's Referral Networking
Luncheon will be held at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S.
441 S.E., on April 15, with networking at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at
noon. Women should bring business cards and information to
promote their business. The meeting provides networking
opportunities for women in business and is open to the public,
no membership or reservations are required. For information,
call Robin Delgado at 1 (800) 299-8878.

Juvenile Justice Council will meet
The Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council will hold their
monthly meeting Friday, April 15, at noon at the Okeechobee
County Library, 205 S.W. 16th St. The purpose of the meeting is
to enhance prevention and intervention of at-risk youth in
Okeechobee County. The public is invited. For information, call
Pat O'Connor at (863) 763-3536.

Sorority offers scholarship
Beta Sigma Phi scholarship applications are now available at
local schools, the public library, Indian River Community Col-
lege and HRS. The scholarship is open to women who wish to
enhance their career opportunities through further training or
education and need financial assistance to reach this goal.
Applicants must already have their high school diploma or
G.E.D. Applicants may not be Beta Sigma Phi members. The
deadline for returning applications is April 15.

Red Cross offering classes
The American Red Cross Okeechobee branch has an adult
CPR/AED class scheduled for Saturday, April 16, from 9 until 11
a.m. Then, on April 19, an infant/child CPR class will be held
from 6 until 10 p.m. A first aid class has been scheduled for
April 28, and will be held from 6 until 10 p.m. Each class is $25
for the first class, and $5 per class thereafter up to three classes.
If you are interested in signing up please stop by the office, 323
N. Parrott Ave., or call (863) 763-2488.


Church to host guest speakers
Resurrection Life Church, 1803 S.W. Third Ave., invites the
women of Okeechobee to attend a women's breakfast tea with
guest speaker Dr. Leslie McNulty. The topic will be "The Woman
Believer". Admission is free. However, it is necessary to call and
reserve seating, since attendance is by reservation only. Call the
church office at (863) 763-7770 for reservations. This meeting will
be held on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Their will
also be a meeting for the men on April 16. It will start at 6 p.m.,
and will be facilitated by guest minister Dr. Kevin McNulty.


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AP photo/Don Heupel
Fallen soldier comes home
Buffalo Fire Department personnel stand at attention as
the hearse carrying their fallen colleague, Army Staff
Sgt. Christopher Dill, in Buffalo, N.Y., passes by, Tues-
day, April 12. Dill, 32, was killed while serving in Iraq,
Monday, April 4.



Study: VA computer


overhaul poised to fail


ST. PETERSBURG A $3.5
billion computer overhaul at vet-
erans hospitals across the coun-
try is poised to fail unless the
Department of Veterans Affairs
makes drastic changes, warns a
closely guarded government
study obtained by the St. Peters-
burg Times.
The multiyear project is
designed to modernize almost
all phases of hospital computing
at facilities run by the Depart-
ment of Veterans Affairs, the
newspaper reported in its edi-
tions Wednesday.
But a February report by
Carnegie Mellon University,
which the VA hired to evaluate
the computer conversion, says
the ambitious undertaking -
known as HealtheVet, or HeV -
is "not viable" and an "unaccept-
ably high risk."
If the project fails, the VA
could not deliver timely medical
care to 5 million veterans, anoth-
er internal VA document says.
The result would be "gridlock,"
the report said.
"The VA must rethink
HealtheVet," says the Carnegie
Mellon report. "Current plans
are not realistic given the com-
plexity and magnitude of HeV
and the VA's ability" to carry out
those plans.
U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-
Indian Shores, said after review-
ing the report that the House
Appropriations Committee will
launch a formal investigation.
Young, a member of the Mili-
tary Quality of Life and Veterans
Affairs Subcommittee and one of
the most powerful members in
Congress, said that funding will
now receive "extra scrutiny."
Last year, a much smaller


computer overhaul known as
the Core Financial and Logistics
System, or CoreFLS, seriously
disrupted operations at Bay
Pines VA Medical Center in St.
Petersburg.
The.VA killed CoreFLS after
another Carnegie study said it
did not work. The project had
cost taxpayers about $300 mil-
lion.
In a conference call with VA
staff, information technology
manager Nancy Wilck said the
VA would address some of
Carnegie's concerns, but not all.
Following everything
Carnegie Mellon suggested
would "choke" the VA and the
computer conversion would
never get done, Wilck said.
In a letter Tuesday to VA Sec-
retary James Nicholson, U.S.
Sen. Bill Nelson, the Florida
Democrat who serves on the
Armed Services Committee, said
that in light of the CoreFLS deba-
cle, he wanted answers about
the recent Carnegie findings.
"At this time of record-high
budget deficits, it makes sense
that agencies of the federal gov-
ernment be extra vigilant with
taxpayers' money," Nelson
wrote. "Not addressing potential
problems with a national health-
data repository now could lead
to another fiscal disaster."
The HeV study was conduct-
ed from November 2004 through
January by consultants with
Carnegie's SoftWare Engineer-
ing Institute, which interviewed
more than 100 VA employees.
The report agreed that the VA
needs to replace its current com-
puter system, but cited many
technical and managerial prob-
lems with the VA's plans.


American Legion
Post #64
Steak dinner on Sunday, April
17, from 3 until 6 p.m. for a $9
donation. The menu will be steak,
baked potato, salad, roll and
dessert.
Our kitchen is open daily,
serving regular menu and specials.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,and
Friday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.;
Wednesday, tacos served from 11
a.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday from 11
a.m. until 8 p.m.; Sunday from 1
until 8 p.m.
Bar bingo will be held on
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday evenings beginning at 7
p.m., for members and guests.
Second Wednesday of each
month is our birthday party starting
at 4 p.m.; bring covered dish.
Third Sunday of each month
we have a ribeye steak dinner with
Sons of the American Legion from
3 until 6 p.m.
The Legion lounge opens
Monday through Saturday at 10
a.m. On Sunday, it opens at 1 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Wednesday: tacos and mar-
garitas from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Entertainment in our lounge
every Saturday night starting at 4
p.m.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. for a $6
donation. Karaoke by Bruce will be
from 7 p.m. until ?
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7. p.m., Monday
through Thursday.
Our monthly birthday party
on the second Wednesday starts at
4 p.m. Entertainment will be by
Janet Certain bring a covered
dish.
Euchre will be on Monday
and Wednesday from 6 p.m. Every-
one is welcome.
The American Legion Post 64 is
located at 501 S.E. Second St. For
information, call (863) 763-2950.

Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members are
available. Call Ray Disney at (863)
357-2138, or Don South at (863)
763-8954.
Eagles Aeries #4137
Tuesday: bingo at-1 p.m.;


food will be available for a dona-
tion.
Wednesday: bar bingo from
4 p.m. until?; food will be available.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $10 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy Harp-
er.
Saturday: karaoke by Jimmy
Harper.
e First and third Thursday: Aux-
iliary at 4 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: break-
fast from 9 until 11 a.m. for $4
donation.
Second and fourth S.aturday:
16 ounce ribeye steak cooked to
order from 5 p.m. until ? for a $10
donation.
Call the AERIE for other
events, (863) 763-2552.
Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, call
(863) 763-6580.
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third, 8 p.m., regular
meeting.
Wednesday: bingo will be at 7
p.m. The public is invited. Doors
open at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments
will be available at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and entertain-
ment starting at 6 p.m. Members
and guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from 2
p.m. until ?

Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W Fifth
Ave. For information about the club
and events, call Rich Sweet at (863)
824-0262, or Kip Gardner at (863)
357-0427.
All you can eat breakfast for a
$4 donation, sponsored by the
Okeechobee Lodge #237 F & AM
and the Okeechobee Chapter
#128 Order of the Eastern Star will
be held on Saturday, April 23, from
8 until 11 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W FifthAve.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Mondays of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.

Eastern Star #128
Okeechobee Chapter #128
has many fun activities planned on
the first and third Tuesday of each
month. For upcoming activities,
contact W.M. Margaret at (863)
467-8020 or (863) 1487 or you may
contact WP. 'Bob' Wood at (863)
6283.


B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W in Buckhead Ridge.
April 19: from 9 a.m. until 6
p.m. election of Moose Officers. All
paid members should come to the
lodge and vote.
April 30: installation of
WO.T.M. and L.O.O.M. officers will
be held at 11 a.m., and a pot-luck
lunch will follow.
Bingo: Tuesdays starting at
12:30 p.m. Lunch is available.
Karaoke night: April 14, 21
and 28 from 7 p.m. until ?
Wednesday, Friday and Satur-
day nights, meals will be served
from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Call for the
menu.
Friday and Saturday night:
music for dancing from 7:30 p.m.
until ? Call the lodge to see who is
playing.
Sunday morning: breakfast is
served from 8 until 10:15 a.m.
Moose Family
Center #1753
Located at 159 N.W. 36th St. in
Okeechobee. For information, call
the Lodge at (863) 763-4954 or
Norm at (863) 763-1550.
Sunday, April 17: installation
of officers from LOOM and WOTM
will take place in the new open air
meeting room. Women are
advised to wear comfortable dress-
es and no high heels.
Thursday bar bingo has been
cancelled
e Monday: bar bingo at 7 p.m..
for members only, food will be
served
Saturday: Moose races at 1
p.m., and dinner served at 3 p.m.
Check the bulletin board for menu
and cook.
WOTM business meeting
Tuesday, April 26, at 8 p.m.
The next WOTM social and
dinner will be at the Clock Restau-
rant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., on
Wednesday, May 4.
e Yard sale was canceled due to
the funeral of Jack Steward. It will
be held at a later date.
Stop by and visit and watch
our progress as construction has
begun.

VFW Post #4423
Every Wednesday: karaoke
will be held from 5 until 9 p.m.
e washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Everyone is wel-
come.
Every Friday: bingo starts at 1
p.m. for members and guests; fol-
lowed by Karaoke starting at 5.
Saturday: .25-cent bingo at 1
p.m. Karaoke starts at 5 p.m. until ?
Every Sunday, dinner will be
served from 2 until 5 p.m. followed


Legion Post #64 to host


military outreach coffee


Military retirees and surviving
spouses are invited to an outreach
coffee Saturday, April 23, at the
American Legion Post #64, 501
S.E. Second St., in Okeechobee.
Sponsored by the South Cen-
tral Florida Chapter of the Military
Officers Association, the session is
open to all military retirees
regardless of rank explained
retired Army Brigadier General
Peter B. Injasoulian, chapter pres-
ident.
"As part of our community
relations program, we hope to
keep the military retirees and their
families aware of pending legisla-
tion as well as benefits presently
due them" explained Gen. Inja-
soulian.
The program is scheduled to
start at 10 a.m. and is scheduled
to last an hour, coffee will be fur-
nished by the MOAA chapter at
the Legion Home.
Subjects to be covered include


military hospital benefits, various
services still available at military
bases for retirees, TRICARE med-
ical and prescription benefits,
Space A travel, obtaining military
identification credentials, as well
IS status on pending legislative
proposals affecting the retiree.
Colonel Lawrence C. Saucier,
local Army JROTC Battalion sen-
ior instructor, has been invited to
be on hand to answer questions
concerning the local program and
their plans for next year.
"One of our local chapter's
main programs is the support of
the Junior ROTC units in our area
and we will be making a presen-
tation to the Okeechobee High
School Army Junior ROTC Battal-
ion," said Gen. Injasoulian. ,
For information, call local
MOAA member retired U.S.
Marine Major Dan Fennell at (863)
467-9461.


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by karaoke starting at 5 p.m.
All events are seasonal and you
should call the lodge at (863) 763-
0818 for further information and
event dates.

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For more information call
(863) 467-2882. Post hours are
from noon until 8 p.m., Monday
through Sunday.
Annie and the Lip Sync group
will entertain you on Sunday,
March 13, beginning at 2 p.m. For
information, call (863) 467-2552.
Wednesday Ladies Auxiliary
dinner, call for more information.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m.; lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
All games and special events are
shown on three televisions. The
game room has a regulation-size
pool table.
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. Com-
mander Don South is available at
(863) 467-2882.

VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday, at 10 a.m.
and Sunday, 1 p.m.
Happy hour is from 4 until 6
p.m., Monday through Thursday.
e Monday: hot soup day begin-
ning at noon. A bowl for a buck.
Tuesday: volunteer chef's din-
ner special serving begins at 5
p.m. Call (863) 763-2308 for the
menu.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m.; lunch is avail-
able. Darts at 7 p.m.
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m., along with live music and
dancing.
Saturday: dollar dogs at noon.
Live music and dancing at 7 p.m.
Sunday: every third Sunday is
a pot-luck birthday dinner. All other
Sunday are variable. Call (863)
763-2308 for information. Darts
begin at 7 p.m.


VFW #10539 Ladies
Auxiliary
Lunch and bingo will start at
noon at the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E.
Auxiliary members and their guests
are invited. Please R.S.VP. to (863)
763-2308.






The Okeechobee News, Thursday, April 14, 2005


Lucas named the president


of Consolidated Citrus Co.


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FORT MYERS Robert J.
Underbrink, Vice President of
King Ranch, recently announced
that Charlie. Lucas has been
named President of Consolidated
Citrus Limited Partnership, one of
Florida's largest citrus growers.
Consolidated Citrus is owned
in partnership by King Ranch and
operates 50,000 acres of oranges,
grapefruit, and specialty fruit in
eight counties throughout south-
ern Florida. Mr. Lucas joined the
Company on April 4, and reports
to Mr. Underbrink.
"Charlie brings more than 25
years of experience in the citrus
industry to Consolidated," said
Mr. Underbrink. "He will be a
great addition to our team, bring-


ing unique insight and perspec-
tive to our citrus operations and
building on our long-standing tra-
dition of farming and ranching."
Lucas previously was the Vice
President of Sales and Fruit Pro-
curement at Southern Gardens
Citrus for over ten years with
responsibilities for marketing
orange juice and by-product
sales. Accomplishments include,
building the Southern Gardens
brand name and positive reputa-
tion that the Company enjoys
today.
"Charlie is a great colleague,
mentor and friend to everyone at
Southern Gardens," said Rod Lid-
dle, President of Southern Gar-
dens. "We wish him success in


his future endeavors and look for-
ward to our continued associa-
tion."
His new responsibilities at
Consolidated Citrus will involve
strategic planning, sales and mar-
keting efforts and the overall
direction of the Company.
Consolidated Citrus is the
largest citrus grower in the United
States, producing more than 19
million boxes of fruit last year.
Although the Company grows
fruit for both the fresh fruit and
juice markets, the vast majority of
its product, about 97 percent, is
sold to processors for the produc-
tion of orange juice.


2005 Youth Livestock Show results


Class 4 Winter Yearling
Breed 2 Brown Swiss
Jeremy Strenth
Sara Strenth
Garrett Rucks
Jennifer Maddox
Breed 4 Holstein
Austin Pluskot
Rebekah Bishop
Lacy Rock
Grady Mercer
Breed 5 Jersey
Kelly Buchanan
Class 5 Junior Yearling
Breed 1 Aryshir.e
Jamie Burnham
Breed 2 Brown Swiss
Garrett Rucks
Kelsey Burnham
Breed 3 Guernsey
Caitlin James
Breed 4 Holstein
Cassie Colgan
William Curren
Fallon Curren
Matt Walker
Class 6 Summer Yearling
Breed 4 Holstein
Taylor Chambers
Katie Walker
Grady Mercer
Anna Gilliland
Breed 5 Jersey
Raychel Rabon
Hannah Bishop
Class 7 Senior Yearling
Breed 3 Guernsey
Emilie Lege
Breed 4 Holstein
Anna Gilliland
Nichole Burden
Alicia Lewis
Jamie Burnham
Rebekah Bishop
Lacy Rock
Matt Walker


Breed 5 Jersey
Kelsey Burnham
Hannah Bishop
Class 10 Junior Two Year Old
Breed 2 Brown Swiss
Matt Walker
Breed 4 Holstein
Joy Burnham
Rebekah Bishop
Grady Mercer
Breed 5 Jersey
Kelly Buchanan
Kelsey Burnham
Jamie Burnham
Katie Walker
Class 11 Senior Two Year Old
Breed 1 Aryshire
Jamie Burnham
Breed 2 Brown Swiss
Garrett Rucks
Lindsey Rucks
Breed 3 Guernsey
Caitlin James
Breed 4 Holstein
Austin Pluskot
Hannah Bishop
William Curren
Fallon Curren
Caitlin James
Breed 5 Jersey
Raychel Rabon
Class 12 Three Year Old
Breed 2 Brown Swiss
Jeremy Strenth
Lindsey Rucks
Breed 4 Holstein
Sara Strenth
Lacy Rock
Breed 5 Jersey
Kelly Buchanan
Hannah Bishop
Katie Walker
Clasg 13 Four Year Old
Breed 2 Brown Swiss


Lindsey Rucks
Breed 3 Guernsey
Caitlin James
Breed 4 Holstein
Fallon Curren
Breed 5 Jersey
Kelly Buchanan
Class 14- Aged Cow
Breed 4 Holstein
Joy Burnham
Grady Mercer
Small Animals
Breed 1 Chicken
Champion Hen Brianna Spier
2nd Place Elyse Matteo
3rd Place Caitlyn Gaucin

Champion Rooster Todd Lan-
ning Jr.
2nd Place Emily Wherrell
3rd Place Caitlyn Gaucin

Class 2 Turkey
Champion Damon Heater
2nd Place Todd Lanning Jr.

Class 3 Ducks
Champion Damon Heater
2nd Place Hannah Woods

Class 4- Rabbit
Grand Champion Hannah
Woods
2nd Place Damon Heater
3rd Place Carma Rowlett
Showmanship
1st Place Clayton McClure
2nd Place Damon Heater
3rd Place Hannah Woods


Correction
John Thomas $3,223.75
Publix $1,986.25
Add Ons: Abney & Abney Const. $35; Clayton Williams $100; Davie Dairy Inc. $50; Domer's
Inc. $25; Dr. & Mrs. Davis $50; E & E Automotive $20; Everglades Farm Equipment $20;
Frances G. Syfrett $25; Goodbread Ranch $25; Izzy's Tire Service $25; Lakeland Animal
Nutrition/Larry Williams $50; Los Cocos Mexican Rest. $20; Okeechobee Cattlemens Assoc.
$567.50; Okeechobee Cattlewomen Assoc. $5; Rogers Limousin $50; Silver Spurs Rodeo
$50; Smith Equip. Repair $10; Stitchin Post $75; SunTrust Bank $25; Triple E Equip. Sales &
Rental $10.
The previous 'Add Ons' listed for John Thomas as found on page 9 of the FFA and 4-H Youth
Livestock Show and Sale special section published Sunday, April 10, was incorrect.


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Youth cheerleader
meeting is planned
There will be a mandatory par-
ent/student meeting on Friday,
April 15, at 5:30 p.m. of all fifth,
sixth and seventh grade girls inter-
ested in becoming Chobee Bulls
cheerleaders. The meeting will be
held in the Yearling Middle School
library.
A cheerleading clinic will take
will be held from Monday, April 18,
to Thursday, April 21, at YMS begin-
ning at 5:30 p.m. Try-outs will be
Friday, April 22, in the Yearling gym-
nasium beginning at 5:30 p.m.
sharp.
For information contact Bar-
bara Stokes at (863) 634-9174.
Links tourney
benefits EYDC
The Okeechobee Golf and Coun-
try Club will host a golf scramble to
benefit the Eckerd Youth Develop-
ment Center (EYDC) youth on April
16.
The 18-hole scramble tourna-
ment will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a
shotgun start.
The cost is $45 per player or $180
per team. This includes the round of
golf, a cart, lunch and prizes.,
There will be team gift certificate
prizes for merchandise at the pro
shop. Cash awards include: $500 for
first; $300 for second; $200 for fifth;
$100 for ninth; and, $100 for the
next-to-last place team.
Links tourney aids
Arnold's Wildlife Center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center will host its annual golf tour-
nament at the Okeechobee Golf
and Country Club on April 23.
The scramble will begin at 8
a.m. and will be followed by a
luncheon and the presentation of
trophies and prizes.
The cost is only $45 per golfer
and includes the round of golf, cart,
lunch and prizes.
For information, contact Bonnie
Matteo at 634-6805.
Headturners3.com
plans new bass trail
Headturners3.com has
announced its new one-man,
one-boat, one-day bass tourna-
ment trail beginning on April 24.
The kick off event for this inew
trail will take place on Sunday,


Scholarship recipient
Alicia Kibler, 17, a student at Okeechobee High School received a scholarship to Indian
River Community College for volleyball. She has earned 10 varsity letters two for vol-
leyball, three for basketball, three for track, one for weightlifting and one for flag football.
She is a record holder in discus at 118 feet and shot-put at 34 feet. Mike Radebaugh was
Kibler's track coach for two years. She has a 3.1 grade point average and plans to major
in general studies for now until she decides what path to take. She is the daughter of
Tony and Lori Kibler. "I thank God he has blessed our family and has been there through
her teenage years and blessed us with a scholarship so she can continue her educa-
tion," said Mr. Kibler. Present to congratulate Alicia Tuesday were (left to right) Tony
Kibler, Alicia Kibler, George May, head volleyball coach at O.H.S. and Mike Radebaugh,
athletic lrector-at Q.H.S.


April 24, at Roland and Mary Ann
Martin's Marina and Resort in
Clewiston.
Information is available on
their website at www.headturn-
ers3.com.
Kiwanis Club hosts
annual golf tourney
The Kiwanis Club will host its
10th annual golf scramble on Sat-
urday, April 30, at the Okeechobee
Golf and Country Club, beginning
at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start.
.The $50 entry fee includes a
continental breakfast, cart, prizes
and lunch.
Team prizes are: first place -
$100 gift certificate each player;
second place -$75 gift certificate
each player; eighth place $50 gift
certificate each player; next-to-last
place $25 gift certificate each play-
er. The first hole-in-one wins a
$25,000 Dodge Ram Quad Cab
Truck.donated by Eddie Accardi
Dodge. Hole sponsorships are
$150 for a tee or Green. Corporate
sponsorships are $300 for a four-


some and one tee sponsorship.
All proceeds will benefit the
youth of Okeechobee County..
For information, contact Ben
Sims at (863) 467-8118.
Junior tennis
tourney slated
The second annual Okee-
chobee Junior Tennis Tourna-
ment will 'be held Saturday, May
21, at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex tennis courts.
Check in time is 8:45 a.m. Tour-
nament play will start at 9 a.m.
There will be separate boys
and girls divisions. The divisions
will be broken down into age
groups. They are: boys-10; boys-
12; boys-14; boys-16; and, boys-
18. The girls' division will have the
same age groups as the boys.
The cost will be $10 per player
which includes a T-shirt, lunch,
balls and awards.
For information, contact Dave
Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or 532-
9316.


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Movie times for Friday, April 8,
through Thursday, April 14, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Sahara" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:05
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9:05 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:05
p.m.
Theatre II "Fever Pitch" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Miss Congeniality
2" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 4:15
p.m.
Also showing at Theatre III-
"Guess Who" (PG-13) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs

Make a difference
through mentoring
Making a difference through
mentoring needs you! You can
make a difference in the life of a
teen by mentoring. Adolescence
is a time of risk and opportunity.
The youth in Okeechobee County
need you. If you have a caring
heart and one hour a week to
share in the life of a teen, you can
be a mentor. For information, call
Toni Doyle at (863) 462-5863.
FPL sponsors
emergency help
The American Red Cross
Okeechobee Branch is a Care to
Share Partner agency. The Care to
Share program is sponsored by
FPL and is designed to provide
emergency assistance funds to
customers who are in a crisis situ-
ation and unable to pay their elec-
tric bill. To find out if you qualify
for Care to Share assistance
please stop by the American Red
Cross Olfice at 323 N.,Parrott Ave.
or call (863) 763-2488. The Care
to Share office hours are Monday,
Wednesday and Friday from 8:30
a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc. has
volunteer opportunities available in
Okeechobee assisting the patient
care and administrative teams to
provide Hospice services to Okee-
chobee area residents. Permanent
and part-time volunteers provide
direct patient support services such
as companionship, telephone con-
tacts, letter reading, main caregiver
relief and other non-medical assis-
tance. They also assist Hospice in
fund raising, clerical and office sup-
port. Age is not a barrier. For infor-
mation, visit Hospice of Okee-
chobee at 411 S.E. Fourth St.,
Okeechobee, or call (863) 467-2321.
Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from
6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. A
vessel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call (863) 467-3085
to arrange a boat check.

Clubwill
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
-and Rescue will take in unwanted,
abandoned and injured ferrets. For
information, call (863) 763-4333.
Equipment available


for the handicapped
American Legion Post #64, 501
S.E. Second St., has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is welcome
to stop by the post and pick out
what they need. There is no charge
and anyone is welcome. This is not
restricted to veterans. Call the Post
at (863) 763-2950.


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Auctions 105
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FORD KEY- found in Wal
Mart parking lot, has com-
puter chip inside,
(863)697-3539.
FOUND DOG Dalmatian. Call
Animal Control. (863)357-
3225.


BIRD, MACAU (Parrot),
Multi-Colors. Vic. of Lake-
shore Middle School.
(561)996-0060. Reward.
CAT, White Calico, Female,
Vic. of Wolf Rd. & Eagle
Bay Drive. Lost on Easter
Sunday. (863)763-1457
JACK RUSSEL, M, Brown &
White w/leather collar, 4/
5, R/BAR Estates vic. Re-
ward. (863)634-3223
LOST WALLET Outside of
the Dollar General store
441. Brownish red. Please
call 863-697-6129.
MALTESE DOG- small,
white, has limp, last seen
Hwy 98 by St Lucie Bat-
tery & Tire. (863)634-.
3689 or 763-5151 or 467-
8982.
SIBERIAN HUSKY Solid
white,Blue eyes, Name is
Heidi. Very friendly.
(863)763-3721..


CATS, 2, Female, All under
1 yr. old. They love kids. In-
doors pets. To good home
only. (863)763-3753
DOG, Approx. 2 months old.
Male. Free to good home.
(863)763-4512

GUN SAFE- tall, needs lock:
(863)946-1481.

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4/16 & 17, 7a-?, 5849 NE
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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


ASSISTANT MANAGER
For large cooler operation.
Must be able to operate a
forklift. H.S. Diploma, Com-
petitive salary based on
experience. Apply in person
at Cabbage Florida, 8751
NW 240th St or fax resume
to 863-357-1162
BARBER OR BEAUTICIANS
FT/PT $30 Chair rent or
30% Commission Rocky
(863)763-7396
CLEAN PERSON NEEDED
Must be 18 yrs of age
Apply in person
ARS POWERSPORTS.
DELIVER HELP NEEDED
Apply @ Royals Ashley
Home Store, 804 E. North
Park St. (863)763-6293
DIESEL MECH- exp. only,
Good hrly -rate @ Ford
Dirship. Okeechobee Ford
Co. 3175 Hwy 441 S.
DIESEL MECHANIC- want-
ed Salary negotiable:
Based on experience and
tools (863)357-2150.
DUMP/ROLL OFF
TRUCK DRIVERS:
Experience a must. Good
pay to the right person.
Possible benefits.
Call (772y336-9636


ESTIMATOR
Wanted for construction job
for Underground Utilities,
streets & sewer.
(863)763-2838.
FULL TIME
LEGAL ASSISTANT
SECRETARY
East Coast law firm, serving
the Treasure Coast for 29
years, is expanding its firm
to Okeechobee. Applicant
must be experienced in
Real Estate or Civil Litiga-
tion, preferably both. Sala-
ry commensurate with ex-
perience. Send resume to
Wes Harvin, 'c/o Harvin,
Harvin & Pinnock, LLP,
Suite 210-B, Stuart, Fl..
34994
General Office Duties, need
experience in Excel and'
Word. Fax resume to 863-
763-6337.

NEEDED

LAUNDRY

WORKER
Seeking mature,
responsible
person to work full
time in laundry.
Must be Bilingual.
Apply In Person At:
406 N.W. 4th St.
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PROJECTIONIST Need Will
train. Apply in person at
Brahman Theater III 1605
S Parrot Ave.
SERVICE WRITERS Exp. or
Mechanical back ground
Career Oppt. Okee. Motor
Co. 3175 Hwy 441 S.
SERVICE WRITER Exp or
Mechanical back ground.
Career Oppt. Okeechobee
Motor Co 3175 Hwy 441 S
SURVEYOR PARTY
CHIEF & SURVEYOR
Exp. with highway
construction layout.
Professional license a
plus. Good pay, car/
truck rental & benefits.
M/F/V/D. EOE
Drug Test Req'd.
Call 772-287-6820,
Ext. 420
CASHIER NEEDED
For Country Store
(863)763-0473.


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Pharmaceutical Services
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call (863) 357-2442 for more information


Looking for Someone
experienced in concrete
block and flatwork.
Must have driver's
license.
863-357-0852


MA, LPN or
RECEPTIONIST
Needed for busy
doctors office. Experience
required. Excellent Benefits.
Call: 863-763-4011.


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Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
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WANTED: EXPERIENCED
TRACTOR, BOBCAT &
LOADER OPERATORS.
Good pay w/experience.
Possible benefits.
(772)336-9636
Wanted: Staff for Pickup &
Delivery, must be pre-
sentable & reliable.
(863)467-6377
WAREHOUSE HELP
NEEDED
Walpole Feed
& Supply
Benefits avail. Apply at:
2595 NW 8th Street


We are growing!
With our new mini-mart Ft.
S Drum Citgo has new op-
p portunities for career em-
ployment or part-time po-
sition s. Competitive pay,
benefits and mileage reim-
bursement. Will train re-
sponsible people. Shift po-
sitions available for cash-
iers, drivers and fuel ser-
Svice attendants.
Apply at Ft. Drum Citgo,
mm184, Fl., Turnpike
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For Surgeons Office in
Okeechobee Exp. Pref. Fax
resume: 772-283-4919
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Part-Time Pharmac
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Call:
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Start a new career in the much needed fi


nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442


Service Electrician &
Petroleum Technician
Clean driving record,
DFWP, 401k, paid
holidays/vacation.
Wilson Petroleum
Equipment
(772)468-3689


Local
Construction Company
Looking for person
EXPERIENCED
in framing, roofing,
carpentry, drywall,
painting & trim work.
Class D license required.
863-357-1804


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BABYSITTER NEED: In my
home for 8 mo. old child.
Mon. & Wed. 5:30p-8:30p
Call 863-801-3364
BARTENDER &
o COOK
Part time, Call for interview
(863)763-2250
DRIVE YOUR CAR
To Port St. Lucie at
3:15pm M-F. $200. per wk
INCall (772)215-6918.
IING 'Part Time
cist Licensed or CF
Pediatric Speech &
vices Language Pathologist
To treat children, 1-5
years of age in the Belle
facilityy Glade Preschool. Medicaid
& Part C enrolled is
preferred. Please call
Dr. Jonas at
561-361-0307
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NEW IN TOWN- All phases
of carpentry, concrete and
finish work, no job to
small. Reasonable pay ac-
cepted. (765)730-0227.


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Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



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will never knowingly ac-
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that is illegal or consid-
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cases of questionable
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good to be true, chances
are that it is. If you have
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you check with the Better
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Some 800 and 900 tele-
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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435

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Good computer and math skills needed.
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer.,Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies,"
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television./Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



AIR CONDITIONER: 2005 3
Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed. $1150.
(954)309-8659


DUCT, 25 Ft. links, used for
Air Conditioning. $100 for
all. Call f(863)467-7953
for more info.
Get a quick response to
any item you may be sell-
ing with a classified ad.


INDIAN LANCE Rare, From
the Plains Indian. Museum
quality. $2500. (863)763-
0072.
Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
772-562-5567


CHEST FREEZER, 5 cubic
foot, like new, $75.
(260)519-1249

CHEST FREEZER Good con-
dition. $50. (863)763-
7358.

FREEZER, Upright, 11 cu. ft.
$50. (863)763-5422


MICROWAVE- Samsung,
with microwave cart, ex-
cellent condition, $50.
(863)763-3451.
REFRIGERATOR, Frigidaire,
Side By Side w/3rd door.
Works really good. $125
neg. (863)675-2440
REFRIGERATOR Kenmore,
side by side, White, 22 cu.
ft. Works good. $100
(863)674-0898
REFRIGERATOR W/ICE
MAKER- good condition,
$75. (863)357-3105.

Refrigerator, Commercial,
8x79x32, 3 dr, see thru,
$500 neg. You Haul. 863-
763-6257/763-0818.
STOVE, GE, Electric, All
works well. $100 or best
offer. (863)675-2440

UPRIGHT FREEZER White,
14.1 cu. ft. $50. Can deliv-
er within LaBelle. Call Rob-
ert (863)675-2199.



BOOKS Assortment from
Romance to Encyclopedia.
10-20 boxes. $100.
(863)635-3439.



ALUMINUM AWNINGS 3,
40"W x 60"L, 45"W x
42"H, 75"W x 49"H. $350.
Will Sep. 863-467-6102
DOORS, Folding, Vinyl,
White, 30x80 & 36x80.
Good condition.$20 both,
witl sep. (863)763-1997


LUMBER, Pressure Treated,
4x4x10. Approx. 150.
$1500 value. $900 for all,
will sep. (863)843-0058
VERTICAL BLINDS, 1 yr.
old, 2 way pull, 116"x68"
& 168x68". $50 will sep.
(863)763-9371
WINDOWS, tinted, 2 30x55,
1 48x55. Mirrored sliding
doors, 3 sets 48x72".$150
for all. 863-763-9371



INDOOR/OUTDOOR CAR-
PET-Sears, new, 8.5x12,
teal blue, UV protected,
$50. (863)674-1695.



GRECO CRIB SET Converts
to Day bed & then to a
double bed. $125. Or best
offer. (863)357-3575.
HANDMADE CRIB- perfect
for little girls room, excel-
lent condition, wooden,
$100. (863)697-3945.


LADIES BOOTS Brand new,
Tony Lama, Black cherry
w/lizard. 7V1, Must see..
$175. (863)634-0387


COMPUTER MACHINE -
366c Tower complete all
books & disks, 17" moni-
tor, $200. (772)461-8822
PAINTING of Loxahatchee
River by I. Fletcher of Jupi-
ter '50's. $200. (772)461-
8822



COMPUTER, ancient Tandy,
works, printer, no hard
drive, $35. (863)675-
0550


BEDROOM SET, 3 pcs., (No
Bed) $350. (239)728-
51 2

BED SKIRTS, (2) Twin, light
green, $6. (863)467-
681

BUNK BEDS Twin, Solid
wood w/bunky boards.
Rarely used. $225 863-
634-5943.


CHEST, Dark wood. Great
for blankets. Good condi-
tion. $45. 863-763-0634

CHINA CABINET, White,
Wood. $150 239)728-
5172

Coffee Table, 2 end tables
& sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $300/
all. (863)674-0467.
COMPUTER DESK- like
new, $50 or best offer.
(863)697-3945.

COUCH & CHAIR, Floral de-
sign. Good condition. No
damage. $150. 863-467-
7953
COUCH & LOVESEAT, Bas-
set, Floral design. $150 for
both. (863)467-0924

DINING RM SET, seats 10.
w/6ch's., lighted hutch.
Sacrifice for $1,000. in
Okee. (863)467-2132.
DINING ROOM TABLE Solid
carved wood. 2 leafs 4
chairs, Good cond $150
863-634-9620/634-9620
DINING SET w/4 chairs. Pe-
can. $100. (863)357-
4532

DRAWERS- Goes under
Capts. Bed. $50 or best
offer. (863)467-0987.

RECLINER, LANE, w/rocker
& swivel, cream with light
green stripes, $200.
(863)467-8681
TODDLERS BED w/
mattress, headboard and
frame. $130. for all.
(863)357-4532
WATERBED King size.
$100. (863)467-4049.





EASY GOGO LF CART
restored
$2200
(863)692-2229
GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc,
clubs, incild sets, $6.00
each, 2 bags $7 each.
(863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS, CallowayBig
Bertha, War Bird & Regu-
lar. $165 for all, will sep.
(863)946-3123
WORK CART- 4 seater,
truckbed, 36V, with charg-
er, good condition, $1100.
(863)697-2033.



EXERCISE BIKE, $20.
(863)467-2132


STEPPER, BIKE, & Multi
Task Upright weight
bench, must see, $200
neg. (863)467-2292.


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20 minutes of your day
Is the time spent read-
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Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/,Plants/
Flowers 865


HORSE Pasafina Guilding,
Loves Attention. Does not
spook. $2500. 863-843-
2495.
REGISTERED PASO FIND
GELDING- 11 yrs, buck-
sskin color, smooth gait,
$2500 (863)447-2395.


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WEDDING BANDS, Trio Set,
white gold, diamonds,
$600. (863)467-0108




GLIDER CHAIR- Seats 2,
Aluminum. Good condi-
tion. Needs cushions, $10.
(863)763-1997.


ALASKAN DIAMOND WIL-
LOW (2)- beautiful pattern,
$200 neg. (863)763-7584
after 5.
CUSHIONS, 1 set of booth
seat/back, like new, $10.
(260)519-1249

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PROJECTOR, 3M 910 Over-
head, works fine, excellent
condition, $30. (863)357-
3779
PROJECTOR, Kodak Slide
Carousel, Model 750H,
works fine, exc. condition,
$30. (863)357-3779
SCAT SCOOTER. '96- grey,
electric cart, wide, front
basket, good cond, 2 batt.
$325. (863)763-7697.



GUITAR- Alveraz, plays
good, looks good, case,
asking $185 or best offer.
(863)697-9704.



ORGAN- Hammond, Model
Elegante, 2 manual, full
pedal, Best offer, Free to
church or non profit.
(863)675-0215.
PIANO Conn, Great cond.
Asking $600. (863)357-
0471.




CATAHOULA, reg. 12-wks,
housebroken, doggy door,
some commands. $100.
each. (863)467-0380.
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES
7wks, CKC, 2-Males
$350. ea. 863-467-7424
or 863-610-1863.
COCKATIELS (3)- nice with
cage and stand, $100.
(863)357-3105.

MACAW- Blue and gold,
3yrs old, $780 or best of-
fer. (863)234-9553.

MALAMUTE WOLF/
SHEPHERD- .puppies,
asking $20. (863)612-
0647.
MINIATURE DACHSHUND
4 (M) Puppies & Mother.

CKC reg. Colors vary.
$425 Neg. 863-357-2250
MINI SCHNAUZER- F, salt/
pepper, 3 1/2 yrs old, good
w/older kids & adults,
$300, (863)357-0147.
Peach & White Doves, (2),
old enough to eat on their
own, $20 each. (863)675-
6214 aft 6 pm.
RABBIT CAGE, Large. $30
(863)763-3451


REDBONE HOUND MIX,
5yrs. Couch potato. Needs
loving home. Great com-
panion. (863)467-0380.



HOT TUB, Leisure Bay,
.Complete, Seats 2, Like
brand new. Hardly used.
$1500 863-357-6455



SPEAKERS- (2) JL AUDIO
12" subs, w/box & 700 W
amp. Like brand new,
$700. (863)697-2423.


GENERATOR, Hobart 4500,
140 amp AC welder with
leads. Gas, still in crate.
$900. (561)662-3335.
METAL LATHE Sheldon 10"
Swing x 44" Bed. 115 volt,
single .phase w/acces.
$1000 (863)763-0618
SAW, Table Style, Crafts-
man, 10". 27x40" Table.
$150. (863)763-7584



Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820


PATIO TABLE Round,
Wright iron, 4 chairs. $45.
(863)763-7358.

RIDING MOWER, Wheel
Horse, $300. (863)357-
1560


RIDING MOWER, Dixon,
0 Turn, 52" cut, 18 hp, runs
good. $1100. or consider
trade. 863-697-2032


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos,'
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent .60

Apartm-ens I0
NICE 1BR/1BA Park Model
Golf, pool & lake access
$575 mo. +, FLS, Lease
(863)763-7623


COTTAGE, on canal.
2 Bdrm. 1 Ba. Unfurnished.
Easy access to lake.
Screen porch. Water &
Yard maintenance included.
Newly renovated.
$750 mo. + sec. dep. & ref.
Appointment only.
772-794-2438 or
772-538-8183


FORT DRUM, 2 Bdrm., 2
Ba, garage. Quite country
setting. Small pet okay.
Fenced yard Monthly or
seasonal. (305)944-
2721.

OTTER CREEK, 3br 2ba
Manufactured Home. 11
acre $1000 mo + $500
Sec Dep 863-763-6646



Medical
Office Space
For Lease, needs build out
completed. Approx. 2000
sq ft, willing to divide
into 2 separate office
spaces, close to hospital
For information 467-0831.


Real Estate,



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos,'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



BACK ON THE MARKET
2BR/2BA w/in house
pool located @ J & S
ish camp on lake
Okeechobee today re-
duced to $140,000
(772)597-6158 or
954-801-6158


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$65.
(863)467-4191



FLEETWOOD '93, 14'x 50',
2br, 1 ba, Needs to be
moved. $2500. 863-675-
6651 aft 6pm

NICE 1BR/1BA Park Model
on condo lot @ Blue Cy-
press. Large lot, golf, pool
& lake access. $39,900.
"Owner Motivated".
(863)763-7623

SINGLE WIDE- 2BR, Bath
needs repairs, located in Ft
Drum, 441& Cemetery Rd.
$1000. (917)836-8628.
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Boats 0Xii5
Campers RVs '010a
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 312u
Marine Miscellaneous i025
Motorcycles 3020
Sport Vehicles ATVs 035


BOAT, 14', Aluminum w/'01
trailer & 5.5 hp, Johnson
0/B, Seats, Trolling motor.
$1200 (863)763-6069
BOAT MOTOR '91 Mariner,
Long shaft with controls.
$1100. (863)634-2761.

BOAT, Trihull & Trailer,w/
50HP Johnson. Set up for
nite fish. Gr. cond. $2,200.
(606)271-1171
MERCURY '01, 25 hp, elec-
tric start, 0/B Motor, 2006
warranty. Perfect cond.
$2000 (863)697-1645
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PONTOON BOAT, 20 Ft.,
1995, Sweet Water, w/trlr.
& all access. $5200 or best
offer. (863)357-4751
PONTOON BOAT, 16 Ft.
New marine plywood floor,
approx. 50hrs. on Yamaha
Motor w/power trim & trol-
ling motor. $3500 (863)
467-2609 after 2pm.
TIDE CRAFT '83 16'8" Fi-
berglass 140HP Suzuki
eng. w/trl. runs well $1800
(863)946-1481.
TRI-HULL, 16 Ft., 70 hp
Evinrude. Lots of extra's.
$1300 or best offer.
(863)946-1728


FLEETWOOD '99, 21', Hy-
brid, A/C, Bunkbeds,
sleeps 7, Good Cond Ask-
ing $8500 863-467-2773
JAYCO, 30 Ft., w/awning.
Exc. shape, full bed. See @
Taylor Creek Lodge. Ask-
ing $3500 863-357-4564



OUTBOARD MOTOR- Mer-
cury 125HP, 2002, Merc.
Warranty until 8/08,
$4000, (954)553-5140.


KAWASAKI NINJA 250 '94
$1500. (863)635-3439


YAMAHA YZ8O, '86- runs
good, $1000 or best offer.
(863)634-7256.



HONDA 124M'85,3 Wheel-
,r Run:, S500. (863)357-
1960.

YAMAHA PW 80 '95,
Runs good, $500.
(863)357-1960.



Fleetwood Mallard, '99,
25' Travel Trailer, c/a,
heat, refrigerator, micro-
wave, range, sleeps 6,
$7000. (863)983-3189/
228-1277
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Seadoo Jet Boat
Sport LE, '01
130hp, low hrs., garage
kept, boat cover & trailer
$8700
. (863)983-3189/228-1277


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


BUICK LESABRE '87, Good
condition. A/C, runs good.
$700. (772)618-0607.

BUICK LESABRE, '96-
needs minor work, $550.
(863)763-7023.

Dodge Dart Swinger, '73,
blue, raised rear, orig.
slant 6, $1500. (863)635-
4357 aft 5.

DODGE SHADOW '93, Con-
vertible. Good cond. Runs
good. New tires. $1400
neg. (863)946-1728




FORD MUSTANG '01 Con-
vertible, Red w/black top.
Air bags, CD, V6. Loaded!
$12,000 863-697-6541

FORD MUSTANG 1989,
Runs great, 4 cyl., 5 spd.
$1000. 863-634-1077 or
863-763-6138
FORD TAURUS, '87- no air,
auto, new tires, low miles,
rebuilt mtr, new batt, $800
neg.. (863)763-6396.
MAZDA 626, '00, V6, 50k
miles, leather, auto, alloys,
all power, $8100.
(863)314-0654


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NISSAN STANZA 1985,
Crushed Valor Bucket Seats,
4 cyl., auto. $1500.
(561)358-6307

OLDS. DELTA 88, '86- 2dr,
90K orig miles, excellent
condition, $1000 or best
offer. (863)946-0564.
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TOYOTA CAMRY, '90- AC,
new tires, new brakes, ex-
cellent condition, $1400,
(863)877-0079.
TRANS AM 1985 needs
work does not run $600
negotiable (863)467-
1985


CHEVY II, '63- 2dr, al-
most Moroso ready,
$2500. (863)634-
0526.
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