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Vol. 96 No. 104 Friday, April 15, 2005 504 Plus tax


Inside
Wildfire awareness
week announced
TALLAHASSEE Florida
Agriculture Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson
announced that April 10
through 16 is Wildfire Aware-
ness Week in Florida.
Designated by the Florida
Cabinet in 1999, Wildfire
Awareness Week is observed
each year during the second
week of April, a time when
our state typically experiences
an increase in the number and
severity of wildfires.
So far this year, the level
and distribution of rainfall has
kept the number of wildfires
relatively low. However, the
state has just begun what is
normally its driest period-
April and May.
"Even though we have had
an unusually wet spring, I
encourage all Floridians to be
very careful with any outdoor
fires," Bronson said.
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Drought Index
Current: 175
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.31 feet

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

Index
Classifieds ...... 10-12
Cpmics ............9
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... 10
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............. 7
Weather ........... .2
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Career Day: Students learn about different careers


Staff photos/Debra Smythe
Jim Fusco of the City of Okeechobee Fire Department, discussed the fireman's uniform
that is worn by Allan Clark and the safety equipment that is attached, during career day
at Central Elementary School on Thursday.


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code officer


By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
At the Tuesday meeting of
the City of Okeechobee Code
Enforcement Board, the case
involving debris left on prop-
erty from a controlled burn
will be discussed by the code
enforcement officer and city
attorney to see what action is
necessary.
City Code Enforcement
Officer Jim Byrd and City
Attorney John Cook will dis-
cuss the case of Suzette Quar-
les.
Alternate member Bea Cas-
torina sat in for member Ren-


nae Sweda, who was not pres-
ent, and served as a voting
member.
Ms. Quarles' property at
1109 N.W. Eighth Ave. was
cited for public nuisances.
After her case was tabled at
last month's meeting, Ms.
Quarles wrote Mr. Byrd and
asked if the board would grant
her a 90-day extension to
come into compliance.
The City of Okeechobee
Fire Department conducted a
controlled burn on Feb. 19 of a
dilapidated structure on the
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Donnie Arnold of the Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue explains to the Kindergarten
class at Central Elementary School the Importance of knowing how and why to use 911,
while Chad Cane, a paramedic intern gets ready show to the students the inside of the
ambulance and explain what some of the things are that they use everyday in their
careers as Emergency Medical Technicians during Career Day at Central Elementary.











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All Star
Kati McWaters (left) was named as a 2005 Governor's
High School All Star for being an all round good student.
She was honored by Okeechobee County Superinten-
dent of Schools Dr. Patricia Cooper (right) at Tuesday
night's school board meeting.







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-1- wildfire awareness week


TALLAHASSEE Florida
Agriculture Commissioner
Charles H. Bionson announced
that April 10 through 16 is Wild-
fire Awareness Week in Florida.
Designated by the Florida
Cabinet in 1999, Wildfire Aware-
ness Week is observed each year
during the second week of April,
a time when our state typically
experiences an increase in the
number and severity of wildfires.
So far this year, the level and
distribution of rainfall has kept
the number of wildfires relatively
low. However, the state has just
begun what is normally its driest
period--April and May.
"Even though we have had an
unusually wet spring, I encour-
age all Floridians to be very care-
ful with any outdoor fires," Bron-
son said.
Florida has a 12-month wild-
fire season because as little as
two weeks without rain at any
time of year can result in forests
and homes being threatened by


wildfires. The most active part of
the year is December through
June. The greatest numbers of
wildfires typically occur in Feb-
ruary, when killing freezes leave
grass and brush dry and ready to
burn, but the largest wildfires
usually occur in April and May,
when much of Florida experi-
ences a spring drought.
This year, firefighters will
have to deal with another factor
that threatens to make wildfires
more difficult to control, the
thousands of dead trees uproot-
ed by last years hurricanes.
"Dead and dying trees and
shrubs from the 2004 hurricanes
and tropical storms are now
additional fuel for wildfires,"
Bronson said. "We could have
severe wildfires for several years
to come because of the massive
amounts of woody debris in our
forests and wetlands."
Forestry officials are especial-
ly concerned that homeowners
disposing of hurricane debris


may accidentally cause a wild-
fire.

"Escaped debris fires are a
frequent cause of wildfires in
Florida," Bronson said. "If you
still have leaves and other debris
from the 2004 storms, first con-
sider using the lighter organic
material for mulch, then set larg-
er pieces aside for curbside pick-
up if it is available. If you still
have debris to burn, contact the
local office of our Division of
Forestry so you know how to
burn safely and legally."

Since the beginning of the
year, about 1,100 wildfires have
burned approximately 13,000
acres in Florida. Forty-eight
structures burned as a result of
the wildfires and 341 structures
were saved. During the disas-
trous wildfire season of 1998,
4,900 wildfires burned more
than 506,000 acres and
destroyed 330 structures.


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Community Events

Children's Services Council aids families
Okeechobee County Children's Services Council has
announced that with the donation of funds from Everglades
Elementary School, which were matched by the council, 14
families with 48 children were helped..The families faced a
great deal of destruction during the hurricanes. Many of the
children lost all of their clothing and toys because the roofs of
their homes were torn off by the heavy winds. The council also
received funds from an anonymous donor and Seminole Ele-
mentary School donated a check that they received from chil-
dren in Minnesota. The additional monies granted several fami-
lies assistance after the original funds were depleted. Thanks to
all the assistance from the children and families of Okee-
chobee. Other families who still requested assistance were
referred to the Red Cross.

School readiness programs offered
Please call (866) 273-6340 to begin the eligibility process in
receiving reduced fee childcare/preschool, including school-
based and Head Start. You' may also get information at this
number regarding just what early learning programs are avail-
able in Okeechobee County. Many children are currently being
enrolled in school readiness programs.

Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service
to youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The
classes are currently taught four days a week on Tuesday,
Wednesday and Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Free parenting classes offered
Free six-week parenting classes for parents of young chil-
dren are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Pregnancy Resource
Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics include discipline a family
affair, birth to 8 months infants, 8 to 18 months the toddler, 18
to 36 months terrific twos, 3 year olds, and uncommon sense.
Each week parents "earn" baby bucks to purchase items for
their baby ht the Center's Baby Boutique. Childcare is not pro-
vided. However, infants in carriers are welcome. For details call
(863) 763-8859 or (863) 697-6320. ....

Performance standards available
The Florida School Readiness performance standards for 3-,
4- and 5-year-old children are available from the Okeechobee
County School Readiness Coalition by calling (863) 462-5792.
Or, you may download them directly from the web at
www.schoolreadiness.org.

Migrant program accepting applications
Okeechobee I Center located, 726 N.E. 16th Ave., is currently
accepting applications for migrant children and children with
disabilities in our Head Start Program. We serve children
between the ages of 6 weeks to 5 years. To qualify the family
must.have migrated in the past 24 months, worked in agricul-
ture and the primary income must come from agriculture. We
encourage families of children with disabilities to apply. For
more information, call (863) 467-0702 and ask for Sylvia, Ella
or Page.
El Centro de Okeechobee I locaizado en 726 N.E. 16th Ave.
esta aceptando aplicacions para ninos de families migrants y
ninos incapacidados, En nustro program nostros creemos que
los ninos se benefician en cuando reciven services de educa-
cion, salud y services socials que nustro program ofrece.
Servimos ninos de 6 semans a 5 anos. Para cualificar la familiar
deve de ver salidb del condado o estado en los ulitimo 24 mess
ytrabajado en agriculura. Con el ingreso de la familiar de Irabajo
de agriculture. Animamos que las families con ninos incapaci-
dados aplican. Para mas information por favor de Ilamar al
(863) 467-0702 Y abler con Sylvia o Zila.


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Everglades students to


celebrate Earth


Kindergarten
Ms. Snyder's class at Everglades
Elementary School is working on
their Spring Play "The Three Nanny
Goats Gruff." Don't for-'
book while they
are available for
$13 before April
29. The boys and
girls are practicing
their writing with many activities.
Mrs. Moore's class is working
very hard on our science experi-
ment for the Science Fair. We are
doing three investigations in color.
We are also learning about insects.
In reading we are continuing to
practice letters, sounds, and words.
We made our word box to make
sentences. Parents, please remem-
ber to review letters, sounds, and
words with your child. You may
also want to practice writing sen-
tences with your child.
Mrs. Noonan's class is looking
forward to our trip to the Wooden
Jungle. Mrs. Mary has been work-
ing hard with students who are still
having trouble with letters and
numbers. All are improving.
First Grade
Students of the week in Hollin's
class: Regina Buettner; Murrish:
Luke Biegel; Laskey: Ryan Nielson;
Anderson: Casandra Franco;
Osuldsen: Alanah Mosley; Parish:
Rigoberto Chavez and Bartlett's
class it was Wesley Harrell.
There are Queens and Kings in
Mrs. Cassels' Kindergarten. The
students are celebrating the letters
Q and K by becoming royalty for


the day. It's fun to learn about letter
Q!
Our science has us learning
about animals that are oviparous-
those animals that hatch from
eggs. We are learning about
insects, amphibians, and birds.
And we are doing a Science Fair
project on the strength of egg shells
which protect the baby animals.
We are having so much fun.
Mrs. Hollin's class will celebrate
Earth Day on April 22. Our class
will learn about how they can pro-
tect our planet.
Mrs. Laskey's class is very excit-
ed about our new caterpillars. We
are watching them grow and soon
they will turn into cocoons. Then,
we will eagerly await the 10 beauti-
ful painted lady butterflies that will
emerge from their cocoons. We
have a beautiful observation cage
in our classroom that we can
watch the butterflies in for days!
After a few days of observation, we
will release them out, into the
world.
While we are learning all about
the lifecycle of a butterfly, we are
'enjoying creating beautiful butter-
flies to decorate our classroom. We
are also working on some beautiful
butterflywritings!
Second grade had no news to
report.
Third Grade
On April 6, all of our third
graders visited the St. Lucie Coun-
ty Historical Museum in Ft. Pierce.
The students learned about the
community's history and gained
an understanding about 'the early
Indians and settlers who once


Day

lived in their area. The students
had an enjoyable and educational
day.
Fourth and Fifth grade had no
news this week.
Administration:
Everglades Elementary is
working hard to raise money for
our first "Gator Grad Scholarship"
for some deserving graduating
OHS senior. Our yard sale on Sat-
urday raised over $430! We are
planning other events in hopes of
granting more scholarships.
The idea of our scholarship
came from two of our teachers
Shannon May and Kim Kosinski.
They wanted to give back to those
former Everglades Elementary
students who dedicated them-
selves to education. We want to
thank our staff, parents, and com-
munity for helping make this
dream become a reality. If anyone
is interested in donating to our
scholarship fund or would like to
participate in future fundraisers,
please call Joni Ard at (863) 462-
5108.
Don't forget that Thursday,
April 21, is our second annual
"Family Reading Night." Kinder-
garten through third grade stu-
dents is invited to wear their P.J.'s.
Fourth and fifth graders are asked
to wear comfortable school or
play clothes! The children will
rotate to several readers and will
have the opportunity to hear sev-
eral great stories.
Student Council:
Student Council will be spon-
soring Earth Day Activities all dur-
ing the week of April 22. Classes
working on special Earth Day


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Courtesy photo/Everglades Elementary
First grade students of the week for April 11-15 are (left to right) Regina Buettner, Wesley
Harrell, Alanah Mosley, Rigoberto Chavez, Luke Biegel and Ryan Nielson.


projects for Earth Week will be
awarded ribbons for participa-
tion.
Monday-
Animal Day:
Teachers can get information
from the National Wildlife Federa-
tion for classroom use by visiting
their web site. Teachers may want
to discuss endangered animals and
rainforest
Tuesday-
Energy Day:
The Alliance To Save Energy is
offering teachers information to
commemorate Earth Day in your
classrooms. Just visit
www.ase.org/educators. Informa-
tion made available by FPL will be
given to classroom teachers.
Teachers may want to discuss
ways to conserve energy.
Wednesday-
Recycle day:
Teachers may want to discuss
ways to recycle.
Thursday-
Water Day:
Teachers may want to discuss


ways to save water. Videos and
materials made available by South
Florida Water Management District
will be given to classroom teachers
& students. All Coloring Contest
and Posters due.
Friday-Earth Day:
Wear Your Earth Day T-shirts.
Winners will be announced
Thursday, April 28, Friday April 29.
Everglades celebrates National
Arbor Day. Student Council will
participate in planting at tree at the
school.
Literacy Council:
Everglades' reading coach,
Miss Shofner would like to thank
first grade for inviting her to par-
ticipate in their "Spring Fling." On
March 31, she was invited to
teach a spring writing lesson in
the 1st grade classes. They wrote
about rain, how it feels, sounds,
and smells. The first graders all
agreed that rain can be many
things: cold, warm, loud, soft,
cozy, scary, fun, wet, and blue.
The "Word of the Week" has
been wondrous. Wondrous
means wonderful or marvelous.
Here it is in a sentence: The musi-
cal performance was simply won-
drous. Each week the students
are introduced to a new word.


When they know it their teacher
puts their name in the 'WOW'
fish bowl. On Wednesday, Miss
Shofner picks 15 names. The
names are called on the morning
announcements and those stu-
dents receive a small prize.
Attention Everglades Elemen-
tary teachers
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District invites you to help
celebrate and recognize Earth
Day 2005.
We are once again sponsoring
a coloring contest for the kinder-
garten-third grades (coloring
sheets will be provided).
This, year fourth and fifth
graders have the opportunity to
participate in a pollution preven-
tion poster contest.
Participating teachers receive
free resources to help students
better understand the need to
conserve, protect and preserve
the environment.
There will be prizes awarded
to first, second and third places
for all grade levels. Everyone who
participates in this contest by cre-
ating a poster will receive a certifi-
cate.
Staff from the South Florida
Water Management District will
be at the school to do the judging
Thursday, April 21.


Fire calls


City Fire
Department

April 10
Smoke complaint, S.E. Ninth
Ave.
The homeowner was burning
wood. Firefighters told the home-
owner to call the fire department or
the Division of Forestry before
burning again. The homeowner
extinguished the fire.
Man down, S.E. Seventh St.
A man request to go to Rauler-
son Hospital. Firefighter had dis-
patch call Okeechobee County
Fire/Rescue. Firefighters helped.:
load the patient into the ambu-


lance.
Medical call, S.E. 12th St.
The' patient was taken to the
hospital by Fire/Rescue.
April 11
Semi on fire, N.E. Fourth St.
Fire/Rescue assisted firefighters
in extinguishing the fire.
April 12
Automobile accident, S. Parrott
Ave.
'The call was canceled.
Burning leaves, S.W ThirdAve.
The occupant was advised of
the burn laws. The owner said he
would extinguish the fire.
Fire alarm at bank, S. Parrott
Ave.


It was a false alarm.
Woman locked herself our of
the house, S.W. Third Ave, .
Firefighters pried a window
open, entered the building and
unlocked the door.
Fire/Rescue

April 10
Fire alarm call, U.S. 441 S.
No sign of smoke or fire was
found. The alarm was reset.
Truck on fire, N.W 101st Ave.
The fire was extinguished.
Building fire, S.R. 70 W.
The only damage was to the
business' sign.
Brush fire, S.E. 59th St.


The Division of Forestry assisted
Fire/Rescue with putting out the
fire.
Four wheeler accident, 160th
Ave.
Fire/Rescue assisted the med-
ical crew with the patient.
Helicopter standby, Raulerson
Hospital
Fire/Rescue oversaw .the land-
ing and takeoff of the helicopter.
Firealarm and smell of smoke,
U.S. 441
The staff said they smelled
smoke. The clerk moved the door
in the rear and it set the fire alarm
off. Fire/Rescue checked the air
handler and throughout the store
and all appeared to be in proper
order.


April 11
Brush fire, S.R. 78W.
A controlled burn had caught
some trees that were near on fire,
The trees were extinguished.
Semi trailer on fire, N.E. Fifth
Ave.
The fire was controlled by the
-fire crew.
Assist city fire with a semi truck
fire, N.E. Fourth St.
Once the fire was under control
and the power was turned off the
scene was turned over to city fire-
fighters.
Helicopter standby, Raulerson
Hospital .
The helicopter landed and took
off without incident.
Smoke complaint, N.W. 39th


Circle
The owner had two piles of
trash burning. The owner was
advised of the burn laws and
agreed to let Fire/Rescue extin-
guish the fire.
April 12
Smoke coming from the
ground, U.S. 441 S.E.
An electrical wire was shorted
out. FPLwas on the scene.
Smoke complaint, U.S. 441 S.E.
Fire/Rescue found three piles of
brush burning. The person had a
burn permit.
Burn complaint, N.W 64th Ave.
The person was burning yard
debris. The person was told to
extinguish the fire after dark.


Obituaries


Dr. H. Nelson
Makinson, Jr.
Dr. H. Nelson Makinson, Jr., age
79, of Franklin, N.C., died Tuesday,
April 12, 2005. A native of Kissim-
mee, he was the son of the late
Henry Nelson Makinson, Sr. and
Grace Winn Makinson. Dr. Makin-
son was a veterinarian and was a
U.S. ArmyAir Corps WWII Veteran.
Dr. Makinson was the founding
pastor and member of Franklin
Covenant Church.
Surviving include: his wife of 56
years, Suzanne Summers Makin-
son; four children, John Nelson
(Cathy) Makinson of Franklin, N.C.,
Marilyn H. (Frank) Brady of Okee-
chobee, David Nelson (Heidi)
Makinson of Seneca, S.C. and
Angie Lee (Jim) Critcher of Ash-
burn, Va.; sister, Angie Lee
Northrop of Lincoln, Ala.; 15 grand-
children; six great-grandchildren;
several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends
from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, April 15,
at Macon Funeral Home.
A Memorial Service will be held
at noon, Saturday April 16, at the
Franklin COvenant Church. Pastor
John Makinson will officiate.
Grandsons will seive as Pallbear-
ers.
Online condolences available at
www.maconfuneralhome.com
Memorials may be made to the
Franklin Covenant Church Building
Fund, P.O. Box 1710, Franklin, N.C.


Stop by and


28744.
All arrangements are under the
direction of Macon Funeral Home.
Cletis Johnson
Cletis Johnson, age 70, of Okee-
chobee died Thursday, April 14,
2005, at Raulerson Hospital. He
was born Aug. 13, 1934, in Poca-
hontas, Ark. to Leonard and Myrtle
Johnson. He was a mechanic for
citrus groves having come to Okee-
chobee from Indiantown 16 years
ago. He was affiliated with the
Church of God.
Mr. Johnson is survived by his
loving companion of 45 years,


Freda Johnson of Okeechobee;
four daughters, Rena Riley of Stu-
art, Barbara ,Ann Riley of Ten-
nessee; Carrie Johnson of Okee-
chobee, Linda Long of Missouri;
four sons, Carl Johnson of Okee-
chobee, James Dean of Palm City,
William and David Johnson both of
Missouri; 12 grandchildren and
eight great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held
Monday April' 18, at 2 p.m. at Port
Mayaca Cemetery.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
tory.


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Livestock Photos
"I was just wondering when you are going to put the pic-
tures of the FFA Youth Livestock show in the paper. I noticed
today you had some winners but no pictures. I would really
like to see the pictures." (Editor's Note: Thanks for calling.
Those photos ran in a special pull out section that was in our
Sunday, April 10, edition.)

No Consideration
"In response to Loud People, I agree with you 100 percent. I
hope that these guys recognize themselves when they read
your Speak Out or mine. They need to be considerate of the
people that are waiting to be seated while they are sitting there
drinking cups of coffee one after another and just visiting with
each other for hours. Then, they don't leaving appropriate tips
when they finally.decide to go home. They are really putting
the owners on the spot, not to mention the servers that are los-
ing tips for that table which, by the way, is very important to
the server as far as their wages. I also have to add that I'm
aware of these guys, and I don't appreciate hearing the cuss
words coming from their mouths. So come on fellas, have your
breakfast with your coffee and then when you are finished and
you see folks are waiting, get out of your chair and go outside
where you can sit as long as you like. It all boils down to being'
considerate of others."


It's Hard
"I know why these kids paint the signs in Basswood: it's
because it is hard to be a good citizen and take care of your
neighborhood.



Community Events

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 serv-
ice will begin at 6 pm. Monday through Wednesday services
will begin at 7:30 each evening. For information, call (863) 763-
4127.

Learning Coalition to meet in Fort Pierce
The first meeting of the Early Learning Coalition of Indian
River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will be Monday, April
18, at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room at the St. Lucie
School District offices in the Orange Blossom Business Center,
4204 Okeechobee Road, in Fort Pierce. Please enter the main
school district entrance (south west side) and the receptionist
will direct you to the community room. For information, call
the local Early Learning officeat (863) 462-5792.

School advisory council to me4
The Seminole Elementary School Advisory Council will
meet Tuesday, April 19, at 4 p.m. in the media center. The pub-
lic is invited.

La escuela Seminole Elementary van a tener su junta del
Consejo Consultivo para la escuela, martes, el 19 de abril, 2005
alas 4 p.m., van a juntar en el biblioteca. Todo el public estan
envitados de asistir.

Chamber Coffee Klatch scheduled
The Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch will be hosted by
Heritage Financial Services, 309 S.W. Park St., on April 21 start-
ing at 8 a.m. For information, call (863) 467-8899. All Chamber-
members and their guests are'invited. Refreshments will be
served.

Legion accepting used printer cartridges
The American Legion Memorial Post 64, the Ladies Auxiliary
and the Sons of the Legion in conjunction with Environmental
Control are sponsoring a fundraiser. We ask that you donate
your used or empty'laser printer cartridges and ink jets to the
Post. The Post will receive a donation from ECC. All monies
received from this project will be used to purchase supplies for
the needy school children in the Okeechobee School system.
Boxes will be made available at the following locations: Ameri-
can Legion, 501 S.E. Second Ave.; Chamber of Commerce, 55 S.
Parrott Ave.; and Smith's Computer Service, S.W. Park Street.
Additional collection points will be made available at a later
date. For information, call John R. Rooney at (863) 763-2950 or
(863) 763-8971.





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Looking Back ...
The Southland Hotel was constructed in 1936 and was very popular with tourists and local residents until it was demol-
ished in 1968. It was a beautiful building that brings pleasant memories to our minds. Do you have any old photos of the
Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens to share with our readers? Bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107
S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you wait.


Upcoming Events

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. Par-
rott Ave., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The lunch will be at noon.
Women should bring business cards and information promoting their
business. The meeting provides networking opportunities for women
in business and is open to the public. No membership is required. For
information, contact 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, 312
N. Parrott Ave., at 7 a.m. Construction work will be at Habitat work site
in an adjoining county. Wear comfortable clothes suitable for work-
ing. 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
psychiatric 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.

Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.

Monday
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited to join the group. For information or to schedule an
appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98
N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed'by a business meet-
ing. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in Septem-
ber. For information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m. in the conference room at The
Gathering, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., for a weekly 12-step recovery and
support group meeting for women overcoming chemical dependen-
cy. For information, call (863) 467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through exten-
sive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863)'
467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big
Lake Mission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave All Rotarians and anyone else inter-
ested are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-
4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave for breakfast. For information,
call (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863)
763-6076.
The Living Word of Faith Church, 1902. S. Parrott Ave., is having
Bible studies at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring
many Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
467-2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a,m. at Welcome House, which is located
next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group that offers
support and education for people who have been diagnosed with
clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder
or dual diagnosis.


Community Events

Barbecue will benefit Martha's House
Martha's House will be holding a fundraiser barbecue on
Friday, April 15, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. They will be selling
barbecue pork sandwich dinners from the gazebo in the park.
The dinner includes pork sandwich (sauce on the side), baked
beans, coleslaw and a dessert for $5. They will also deliver the
dinners to your office. Call (863) 763-2893 for delivery.

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 infor-
mation to promote their business. The meeting provides net-
working 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
College 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.

Wildfires topic of talk show
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
April 16, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6
p.m. on 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Florida
Division of Forestry, Okeechobee Forestry District, Senior
Forester Dale Armstrong, and Wildfire Mitigation specialist
Melissa Corwell. The topic will be creating a Florida firewise
community; wildfires; and, Bark Beetle infestation. To learn
more about making your community and your home safe from
wildfires call Melissa Corwell at (772) 219-1248. For programs
and forestry information, contact Dale Armstrong at (772) 467-
3004.


Red Cross offering classes
The American Red Cross Okeechobee branch has an adult
CPR/AED class scheduled for Saturday, April 16, from 9 until 11I
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 class-
es. 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 minis-
ter Dr. Kevin McNulty.


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.

Library hosting Storytelling Fest
The Okeechobee County Public Library will be hosting the
fourth annual Storytelling Fest on April 16 at 2 p.m. The pro-
gram 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.





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Community Events
Book discussion group will meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group
will continue to meet at 7 p.m. in the Okeechobee Library meeting
room. Everyone who lives to read and discuss books is invited to
attend. The group's schedule is: Thursday, April 21, "Come Tell Me
How You Live", Agatha Christie-Mallowan; Thursday, May 26, "Yel-
low Raft, Blue Water" Michael Dorris; and Thursday, June 23,
"Before Women Had Wings" Connie Fowler. If you have questions
or would like more information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
Gospel sing celebration planned
Cowboys for Christ will be having a gospel sing on April 21
with Mery Lanier as Celebration, at the Basinger Civic Center on
U.S. 98 N. The evening will start with a pot luck dinner at 6 p.m.
Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish. The gospel sing will
start at 7 p.m. For information call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-
2285, or Kim Davis at (863) 467-2855.
Inaugural LOST Ride and Run planned
The Rotary will be hosting its inaugural LOST Ride and Run on
April 23, starting at 8 a.m. It will begin and end at Nubbin Slough.
Refreshments and bathroom facilities will be provided along the
route. Certified bicycle helmets are required. Orientation and sign-ins
will begin at 7 a.m. Registration fees will be $15 for adults and $10 for
children under 10. Riders, runners and walkers under the age of 18
must be accompanied by a parent of guardian. Send registrations to
Jim McInnes, Farm Bureau Insurance Co., 401 N.W Fourth St., Okee-
chobee, Fla., 34974. Make checks payable to Rotary's LOST Ride and
Run. All proceeds of this eventwill be donated to Martha's House.
Collaborative Council will meet
The Community Collaborative Council will meet Tuesday, April
26, in room 303 of the Okeechobee County School Board building,
700 S.W. Second Ave., starting at 10 a.m. We will be collecting back-
to-school supplies for the Okeechobee children in foster care. We
will continue to collect supplies through the July meeting. For infor-
mation, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
Free Lunchbox Lecture is planned
The public is invited to a free Lunchbox Lecture featuring psy-
chotherapist Dr. Brenda Garma, PhD, LMHC, on April 26 from 11:30
a.m. until 1 p.m. The topic of the lecture will be sex education for
teens/parents. The lecture will be held in the upstairs meeting room
of the Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E. Park Street. Bring your
lunch, beverages will be provided. Lunchbox Lectures are present-
ed by the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force and are sponsored
by the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition. Future lectures will
focus on sexual predators, adolescence and sexual boundaries,
and techniques to use for children that are self mutilating. For infor-
mation, call the Healthy Start Coalition office at (863) 462-5877.
Main Street Inc. to elect directors
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc. will hoid its monthly general
membership meeting at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S.
441 S.E., on Wednesday, April 27, at noon. Elections for the board
of directors will be held at this meeting. This meeting is open to
the public. For information, contact Lydia Jean Williams, execu-
tive director, at (863) 357-MAIN.
Hospice will host yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Thursday,
April 28, from noon until 3 p.m. The sale will continue on Friday,
April 29, and Saturday, April 30, from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The
sale will be held at the Hospice of Okeechobee Volunteer
House, located at the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third
Avenue. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.
Career Center hosting job fair
Okeechobee One Stop Career Center, 209 SY:, Park St., is hold-
ing their annual job fair on Friday, April 29, from 3 until p.m. For
.information, call (863) 462-5350.
Guardian ad Litem classes slated
You can be the difference to a child in need. The Guardian ad
Litem program will be training volunteers from Okeechobee, Indi-
an River, St. Lucie and Martin counties to represent the best inter-
est of abused, abandoned and neglected children in court. These
classes will take place at the Vero Beach Women's Club, 1534 21st
St., in Vero Beach on May 2-6 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. For informa-
tion and an application, call (772) 785-5804.
Flotillawoffers boating program
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57 will be starting a boating
safety and seamanship program on May 5. Participants will
learn: to outfit their boat safely; the boating Rules of the Road;
tips on trailering; and, how to use a boat safely and efficiently.
The last program was packed with people from 12 to over 60
years in age, and all had good things to say about the experi-,
ence. Seating is limited so call (863) 467-3085, for information
or to pre-register.
Driver's safety course slated
The Church of the Nazarene will be sponsoring an AARP dri-
ver's safety course on May 7 and 14 at 425 S.W. 28th St from 8
a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Registration is at 8 a.m: on May 7. Tuition
for the class is $10 and must be paid by check. You do not need
to be a member of AARP to attend. This class is for seniors, 50
and over. For information, call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-
0351.
County hosts Cinco de Mayo event
Okeechobee County will host a Cinco de Mayo celebration
at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., on
Saturday, May 7. Events planned include live music, dancing
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Taekwondo students advance in rank


Russ Adams Taekwondo
America of Okeechobee held its
belt advancement testing on
April 2.

The following students
advanced in belt ranking: Byron
Byrd-white to yellow; Trey
Howard-white to yellow; Brook-
lyn Smith-white to yellow;
Christopher Gonzalas-white to
yellow; Alex Smith-white to yel-
low; Payton Byrd-white to yel-
low; Gabriel Padgett-white to
yellow; Dustin Parker-white to
yellow; Shyann Sales-white to
yellow.. McKayla Skinner-yellow
to orange; Kayla Simpson-yel-
low to orange; Cody Fulwider-
orange to green; Kristopher
Hert-orange to green; Lindsey
Williams-orange to green;
Johnathan Guitron-green to sen-
ior green; Trevor Keezer-senior
green to blue; Aaron Porter-sen-
ior blue to brown; Matthew
Hapner-senior brown to red;
Ashley Hickox- pro black to 1st
degree black; and ,Jessica
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Brahman tennis teams

sweep Clewiston Tigers


The Brahman netters took
on the Clewiston Tigers Mon-
day afternoon at the Okee-
chobee Sports Complex and
sent the Tigers back to Hendry
County with losses in both the
girls (6-1) and boys (5-2) divi-
sion.
The results were: *
Boys Singles Ryan Bailey
(OKE.) def. Josh Ingram (CLE.)
6-0, 6-0; Andres Fuente (CLE.)
def. Ryan Fulford (OKE.) 6-1, 6-
0; Bobby Spelts (OKE.) def.
Raymond Guerras (CLE.) 6-4,
6-3; Elj Cabansay (OKE.) def.
Patrick Morton (CLE.) 6-2, 6-1;
Kyle Walker (OKE.) def. James
Hainley (CLE.) 7-6, (7-5), 6-0.
Doubles Ingram and


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Russ Adams Taekwondo America held its belt advancement testing. The following students
advanced in belt ranking: (first row, left to right) Byron Byrd, McKayla Skinner; (second row,
left to right) Trey Howard, Brooklyn Smith, Payton Byrd and Kayla Simpson; (third row, left
to right) Christopher Gonzalas, Alex Smith, Matthew Hapner, Cody Fulwider and Kristopher
Hert; (fourth row, left to right) Johnathan Guitron, Jessica Jaimes, Lindsey Williams and Ash-
ley Hickox; (back row, left to right) Russ Adams-instructor, Trevor Keezer, Gabriel Padgett,'
Dustin Parker and Aaron Porter. Not pictured is Shyann Sales.


Sports Briefs


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
Country Club will host a golf
scramble to benefit the Eckerd
Youth Development 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
$1-80 per team. This includes the


round of golf, a cart, lunch and
prizes:
There will be team gift certifi-
cate 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 inchides the round of golf, cart,'
lunch and prizes.
For information, contact Bonnie
Matteo at 634-6805.
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.
Shockwaves swim team
registrations under way
Registration for the Okee-
chobde Shockwaves county swim
team will take place until May 6 at
the Sports Complex swimming
pool, from 5 until 7 p.m.
Swimmers must be 5 years old
when registered. Swimmers must
be registered to participate in any
practice session.
Practice will begin on April 19
from 5 until 6:30 p.m., and will
continue every Tuesday and Thurs-


day.
Fees are $60"for the first swim-
mer and $55 for the second or
more swimmers from the same
family. Insurance fees are $12 per
child. The fees will cover the swim-
mer's team T-shirt and a swim cap.
Liz Walker will be coaching
again this season.
For information, call (863) 467-
7667 and leave a message.
'Junior tennis
tourney slated
The second annual Okee-
chobee Junior Tennis Tournament
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.


Fuente (CLE.) def. Bailey and
Cabansay (OKE.) 8-4.
Girls Singles Aura Reyes
(CLE.) def. Alyssa .Wright
(OKE.) 6-1, 6-4; Rachel Vickers
(OKE.) def. Juanita Perez
(CLE.) 7-5, 6-2; Rina Boswell
(OKE.) def. Mallory Pittman
(CLE.) 6-1, 6-0; Jami Fadley
(OKE.) def. Sally Sheffler
(CLE.) 6-2, 6-1; Asha Dave
(OKE.) def. Christy Soriano
(CLE.) 1-6, 6-4, 7-6 (8-6).
Doubles: Wright and Vick-
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Perez (CLE.) 8-1; Boswell and
Fadley (OKE.) def. Stacee Ver-
num and Anelia Guitierrez
(CLE.) 8-1.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, April 15,
through Thursday, April 21, 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 "Amityville Horror"
(R) 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.
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

You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for their
children, the question is whose
children are these? The answer is
they belong to all of us. You can
help abused and neglected chil-
dren by donating your operational
car, boat, truck or other vehicle to
Kids In Distress by calling (954)
390-7620. Kids In Distress is a com-
munity-supported agency dedicat-
ed to the care, treatment and pre-
vention of child abuse and neglect.
They have locations in Broward
and Palm Beach County.

Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center,-14895
N.W 30th Terr. You can invite up to
20 friends to join you for a wildlife
adventure tour, hands on animal
encounter, games and a special
craft for everyone to make. For
information, on cost and reserva-
tions, call (863) 763-4630.
VA vans are
running daily
Okeechobee County has
increased the days the VA vans
transport veterans to the West
Palm Beach VA Medical Center.
The VAvans are now running Mon-
day through Friday. All veterans
needing a ride to the VA Medical
Center should call the County Vet-
erans Service Officer at (863) 763-
8124, several days ahead of time
and provide name, last four of
social security number, date and
time of appointment and whether
a wheelchair/scooter lift is needed.
All appointments must be before
noon. If there are any questions,
please contact Betsy Grinslade, the
countyveterans' service officer.

Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, offers free pregnancy
testing to girls and women of all
ages. We offer free and confidential
pregnancy tests, peer counseling,
referrals for a free ultrasound, par-
enting classes, and abstinence edu-
cation. Operating hours are from
10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays
and Thursdays. We are located at
1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from
the movie theatre. For information
or appointments call (863) 763-
8859.

Free parenting
classes offered
Free six-week parenting class-
es for parents of young children
are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at
the Pregnancy Resource Center,
1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics
include discipline a family affair,
birth to eight months infants,
eight to eighteen months the tod-
dler, 18 to 36 months terrific twos,
three year olds, and uncommon
sense. Each week parents "earn"
baby bucks to purchase items for
their baby at the Center's Baby
Boutique. Childcare is not provid-
ed, however infants in carriers are
welcome. For details call (863)


763-8859 or (863) 697-6320.

American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to be a part of
our Disaster Action Team (DAT).
DAT is made up of a group .of
trained volunteers who respond
to local disasters. If you would
like to give of your time and tal-
ents to help local citizens in time
of disaster, call Andy or Candace
at the American Red Cross-
Okeechobee branch at (863)
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FORD KEY- lound in Wal
Mart parkinQ lOt has com-
puter crip inside
(8631697-3539.
FOUND DOG Dalmatiari Call
Animal Conirol. 1863i357-
3225


BIRD, MACAU (Parrot),.
Multi-Colors. Vic of Lake-
shore Middle Scnool
15611996-0060. Reward.
CAT, Wnite Calico. Female,
Vic. or Won Rd. & Eagle
Bay Drive Lost on Easter
Sunday 18631763-1457
JACK RUSSEL. M Brown &
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5. R-BAR Estates vic Re-
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LOST WALLET Outside ol
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SIBERIAN HUSKY Solid
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CATS, 2, Female, All under
1 yr old They love Kids In-
doors pels. To good home
only 1863)763-3753
DOG, Approx. 2 months old
Male Free [o good home
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APPRENTICES &
COMMERCIAL
ELECTRICIANS
Loading S FLA Electrical
Contractor has immediate
opening lor large Commer-
cial job in Palm Beach
Gardens area. Min 3 yrs
Commercial experience
preferred. Top pay wilh
Benefits, paid vac/holidays.
DFWP,EOE.
Call 800-330-9531.
ASSISTANT MANAGER
For large cooler operation.
Music De able to operate a
lorKlih H S Diploma Com-
petilve salary based on
experience Apply in person
al Cabbage Florida. 8751
NW 2401n St or lax resume
10 863-357-1162
BARBER OR BEAUTICIANS
FT/PT $30 Chair rent or
30o. Commission RocKy
18631763-7396
CLEAN PERSON NEEDED
Must be 18 yrs ol age
Apply in person
ARS POWERSPORTS.
DELIVER HELP NEEDED
Apply @ Royals Asnley
Home Store, 804 E. Nortn
Park,Sl. 1863)763-6293
DIESEL MECH.- evp. only.
Good hrly rate @ Ford
Dlrship. OKeecnobee Ford
Co 3175 Hwy 441 S.
DIESEL MECHANIC- want-
ed Salary negotiable-
Based on experience and
tools 18631357-2150.
DISPATCHER
FOR A/C COMPANY
Motivated, dependable,
computer skills
Benefits, DFW
1863)763-8391
DRYWALL FINISHERS
NEEDED
Experienced. Please
call 863-655-2939.


DUMP/ROLL OFF
TRUCK DRIVERS:
Experience a must Good
pay TO [he right person
Possible Denehlis.
Call 772)336-9636
ELECTRICIAN: Journeyman
& apprernice. Only serious
sell motivated need apply.
Clean driving record.
Weekly travel required in
the state of FL DFWP,
410 Ok. paid holiday.'
vacation. Wilsons Pelrole-
um equipment 17721468-
3689

ESTIMATOR
Wanted for construction lob
for Underground Ulilities.
streets & sewer
1863)763-2838.
EXPERIENCED
TRACK HOE OPERATOR
WANTED. (863)634-1136

FOOD SERVICE
PERSONNEL
For Juvenile Cor-
rectional Feeding
Program. Food
Production Expe-
rience. Must
have a clean
background & be
able to pass Drug
Screening for se-
curity clearance.
Benefits with ad-
vancement op-
portunity.
863-357-9922
x2280
FULL TIME
LEGAL ASSISTANT
SECRETARY
East Coast law irm, serving
me Treasure Coasi ior 29
years, is expanding its firm
to Okeechobee Applicant
must be experienced in
Real Estate or Civil Liliga-
iron. preferably boin Sala-
ry commensurate wiih e -
perience. Send resume 10
Wes Harvin, c,'o -arvin,
Harvin & Pinnock. LLP.
Suile 210-B, Stuanrt. Fl
3199a
LABORER, HEAVY
EQUIPMENT OPERATORS
& EXPERIENCED
LOWBOY DRIVER
Valid driver's license Must
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to & from work. Home
telephone a MUST. Musl
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Ranch Division
Has an opening for:
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR.
Applicant must have: one (1) year prior
experience with farm equipment and a
valid Florida drivers license.
Applications accepted:
Mon-Fri. 8am to 3 pm
at 106 SW County Road 721
Okeechobee, FL.
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Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


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Call:
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for more information


Housekeeping Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street



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Pharmaceutical Services
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LAUNDRY

WORKER
Seeking mature,
responsible
person to work full
time in laundry.
Must be Bilingual.
Apply In Person At:
406 NW. 4th St.

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Local
Construction Company
Looking for person
EXPERIENCED
in framing, roofing,
carpentry drywall,
paining & trim worjK.
Cla. 7 D license required.
863-357- l804
Looking for Someone
experienced in concrete
oioc.: arid latwork
Must have driver's
license
863-357-0852
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doctors once. Experience
required Evcellent Berielits.
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Southern Gardens Citrus
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Contact HR Dept. @:
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nursing a; a Certified Nuiing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitahlit Asistant cour-.e/traing at Okeechobee
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then eligible for LPN training Good benefit.
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$26,000.00/YR. TO START

*NOW HIRING*


Assistant Managers to train at the Okeechobee

location. We have 16 locations in Florida and we

are seeking motivated and ambitious individuals

looking for a career in restaurant management.

Management experience preferred, but not
-,-always needed. Will train the right person.
.Must have High School Diploma or equivalent.

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PROJECTIONIST Need Will
train. Apply in person at
Brahman Theater III 1605
S Parrot Ave.
SERVICE DRIVER NEEDED
w/Class B CDL required.
40+ hrs. per week.
Good pay. Reliable.
Call: Mid Florida Portable
Toilets @ (863)655-2940

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.

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.
Drum Citgo has new op-
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-
vice attendants.
Apply at Ft. Drum Citgo,
mm184, Fl., Turnpike
(863)763-9383 DFWP.



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BARTENDER &
COOK
Part time, Call for interview
(863)763-2250
Part Time
Licensed or CF
Pediatric Speech &
Language Pathologist
So treat children, 1-5
years of age ir. tlre Belle
Glade Preschool. Medicaid
&'Part C enrolled is
preferred. Please call
Or. 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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20 minutes of your day
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with your child from
birth to age nine.


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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



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


ALL PURPOSE
HANDYMAN
Home repairs, Daily labor
for Hire, 20 years experi-
ence in carpentry. Call
Fred (772)708-3546


MAURO
HORSE SHOEING
954-540-9659
SOklahoma
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JASON'S LAWN CARES
Reasonable Rate
FREE ESTIMATES

Licensed & Insured.






VINYL
SKIRTING & SIDING
for Mobile Homeb. Call
Now! Bob 35/-3141


Snelll HOCK &
Bob Cat work
Call
(863)467-4734




HARDENS
PERSONALIZED
TREE SERVICES
Specializing in difficult
tree removals. Broken
limbs & power lines.
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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,
will 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



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. 7V2, 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
COMPUTER SET COM-
PLETE E-Machine. $175.
(863)467-8797.



BEDROOM SET, 3 pcs., (No
Bed) $350. (239)728-
5172

BED SKIRTS, (2) Twin, light
green, $6. (863)467-
8681

BUNK BEDS Twin, Solid
wood w/bunky boards.
Rarely used $225 863-
634-5943.
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
13 jc i- $150. 863-467-

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/
maliiess, hlieadboaid and
frame. $130. for all.
(863)357-4532
WATERBED King size.
$100. (863)467-4049.





EASY GO GOLF CART
restored
$2200.
(863)692-2229
GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc,
clubs, incid 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.


Merchandise



Ai- Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550
Children s O erB" 5
' China. Gl ,,d 1,- ':;.. .
Clothing 5'5
Coins Stamp; 571)
Cullectiblc 5175
Comput- Viti.o ,560
Crafts Supplirns 55
Cruises 590r
Drape-s Linrn. abrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Hiaing Equipment,'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 6t,
Lamps 'Lights 640
Luggage 645
Madical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 'C0
Office Suppliea-
FqulpmW nt tB .-
Pe. '"S'ppaes
SePvinId= 670
Photogeaphy 675
Pajinbing Supplies 63C
P15ols & Supplies F-
Restaurant
Equipment OW
Satelite 695
Sewing Machlnej. 700
Sporting Gi-ads C705
Stereo Equipneni 7i0
Television 'Radio 715
TictAei (20
Tools 725
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




DUCT, 25 Ft, ligAs. used for
Air Conditioning. $100 for
all. Call (863)467-/953
for more info. '


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

CHEST FREEZER, 5 cubic
foot, like i8ew, $75.
(260)519-1249

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


MICROWAVE- Samsung,
with microwave cart, ex-
cellent condition, $50.
(863)763-3451.

REFRIGERATOR W/ICE
MAKER- good condition,
$75. (853)357-3105.

REFRIGERATOR Kenmore,
side by side, White, 22 cu.
ft. Works good. $100
(863)674-0898

Refrigerator, Commercial,
8x79x32, 3 dr, see thru,
$500 neg. You Haul. 863-
763-6257/763-0818.

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.


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


FLIP TOP PHONES (2) Nex-
tel, 1-Dale Earnhart series
#1736, 1- #710 $115 will
sep. (863)674-9986.

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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

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.

ROTTWEILER PUP-parents
import from Europe, $650.
(863)763-3910.




HOT TUB- Gatsby, exc.
cond., w/cover 2 seats +
lounge seat, $500 neg.
(863)763-4376.

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.



MAGNAVOX TV With re-
mote.$80. (863)467-
8797.



GENERATOR, Hobart 4500,
140 amp AC welder with
leads. Gas, still in crate.
$900. (561)662-3335.


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 7459
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 35
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry -Supplies 960
Seeds. Plants
Flowers 815


HORSE Pasafina Guilding,
Loves Attention. Does not
spook. $2500. 863.843-
2495.
REGISTERED PASO FINO
GELDING. 11 yrs, buck.
skin color, smooth gait,
$2500 (863)447-2395.

STALLION, American sad-
dlebred, 1 year old, $500.
863-697-6421.




PA 10 TABLE Round,
Wright iron, 4 chairs. $45.
(863)763-7358.

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
Roommuta 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space
Rent ..0


NICE 1BR/1BA Park Model
Golf, pool & lake access
$575 mo. +, FLS, Lease
S(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.


OlkeechhobeeNews. Fridav. Anril 15. 2005


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Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 10-5
Open House 1050
Out of State
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
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Sale 10.'0
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



OKEECHOBEE 5 Acre
Lot in town, off Eagle
Bay Dr. Interest parties
Call (207)288-3510 or
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SEEKING 30-200+/- acres
of wooded/pasture land.
Not a Realtor/Developer,
(772)460-1539.


Mobile Homes

Mobile Home Lots 200

Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020



AWNING
4' wide 54" high
$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

OPEN HOUSE
Sunday, April 17th, 1-4pm
Double wide Mobile Home
on canal in Treasure Is-
land. 3034 SE 19th Court,
(863)357-4168.

SKYLINE '96, Brookstone,
3/2, 24x44, 1056 sq. ft.
Excellent cond. $28,000
neg. 561-308-6810


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers,'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles."ATVs 3035


BOAT, 14', Aluminum w/'01
trailer & 5.5 hp, Johnson
0/B, Seats, Trolling motor.
$1200 (863)763-6069


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


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



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


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METAL LATHE Sheldon 10"
Swing x 44" Bed. 115 volt,
single phase w/acces.
$1000 (863)763-0618

RADIAL SAW, Craftsman,
9". Asking $60 or best of-
fer. Call (863)467-5579

SAW, Table Style, Crafts-
man, 10". 27x40" Table.
$150. (863)763-7584




EUREKA ENVIRO Multi
steamer/cleaner New Sac-
rifice. Kills germs Easy to
use $135 863-763-8149


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BOAT MOTOR '91 Mariner,
Long shaft with controls.
$1100. (863)634-2761.

BOAT, Trihull & Trailer,w/
50HP Johnson. Set up for
nitee 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.
Seadoo Jet Boats?
Sport LE, '01
130hp, low hrs., garage
kept, boat cover & trailer
$8700
(863)983-3189/228-1277
TIDE CRAFT '83 16'8" Fi-
berglass 140HP Suzuki
eng. w/tri. 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



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


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


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YAMAHA YZ80, '86- runs
good, $1000 or best offer.
(863)634-7256.



HONDA 124M '85, 3 Wheel-
er Runs $500. (863)357-
1960.


I 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


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Thacks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4M25
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 40658
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
NISSAN MAXIMA 1995
Good condition. $3500.
(863)612-8404/239-7938




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-
19 85


CHEVY II, '63- 2dr, al-
most Moroso ready,
0526.


CLASSIC JEEP CHEROKEE
'85 runs & in good shape
$1250 or best offer
(863)763-0072.
Ford Bronco, '84, 4x4, lifted
w/super swampers, $600
or best offer. (863)824-
8748 aft 6pm.
FORD BRONCO, '87- 4x4,
5.81t, body in good shape,
runs but needs work,
$2500 (863)634-4338.
JEEP WRANGLER, '92-
4x4, $1800 neg. Call for
more information.
(863)697-3656.

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CLUB CAR, '97- exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
.863)697-1350/763-2063.

CLUB CAR, Good cond.
good batt.& chgr.. $999
Neg. (863)697-1350 or'
(863)763-2063.
GOLF CART, '97, Take off
Club Car Body, $175. Or
best offer. (863)675-
1472.
GOLF CART- Club Car, with
charger, looks and runs
great, $600. (863)610-
0575.
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878


BEDLINER- for Ford PU, 6'x
4'5", $75. (863)763-
3451.

CHEVY S10 TRUCK BED-
for '94-'00, asking $300
or best offer. (863)675-
8155.
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John,
Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
S$900. (863)692-2229.
FORD F150 1998, 3 Door,
Parts Truck. $700 for all,
will sep. (863)467-9772


OLDS TORNADO '88, Blue,
Needs work. Nice body.
Doesn't run. $200 best of-
fer. (863)467-0987
TAILGATE for Ford F250
Pickup, navy blue, New
$424 Now $350. or best
offer. 863-677-1407
TIRES & RIMS (5), brand
new Goodyear, from 2005
Jeep, P21575R15, $550.
863-763-1457
TRANSMISSION TURBO
Rebuilt Installation avail.
$300. (863)467-8856.



Chevy C10 Stepside, '67,
solid body, 350 eng., runs,
needs some work, $1000.
863-635-4357
CHEVY S10 '2000, 2cyl.
5spd Needs head gasket.
$2500. Or best offer
(772)461-2629.
DODGE RAM ,'91- w/cover,
106K miles, 318 engine,
$2200. (863)763-8343.

FORD F100 '82, gd. cond.;
straight 6, 3 sp., cap,
Class III hitch, $1500 firm.
(321)214-1790
FORD F150 FLATBED- for
parts only. $800 or best
offer. (863)763-2775.

FORD F250 XLT '99, Diesel.
Supercab. 147K. Runs
perfect. $11,800 or best
offer. 863-946-1917
NISSAN SENTRA GXE '95,
4dr, 4 cyl, auto, excellent
condition. Gas saver.
$2000. (772)461-2629.


KIA SPORTAGE, '01-low
miles, 4x4, fully loaded,
runs great, $6300,
(863)902-0506 aft 5.


CAR DOLLY, Used once.
Extra wide. Heavy duty.
$850. (863)674-0898


FLATBED TRAILER '93, 16'
L, bumper pull w/tandem
axles. Dovetail & ramps.
$995 863-983-7734
HD TRAILER 14x7, new
tires, good for cars or
heavy equip. $1000 neg.
(863)234-9553.




MOTORCYCLE TRAILER,
Conteninial, Stone Shield
& Spare Tire Ramp. $850.
(561)358-6307

UTIL. TRLR Covered, 8x16,
dbl. 7000 lb. axle, ramp &
side door. Exc. cond.
$3800. 863-824-0801

UTILITY TRAILER- 6x14,
Opened w/Rear & side ramp
/spare tire. New cond.
$900. (863)697-2032


CHEVY VAN EXPRESS Ex-
tended cab, White, V8
Good condition. 5,900.
(863)610-1675.

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OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING AND RELATED SERVICES
RFQ #2005-08
Notice is hereby given that Okeechobee County, Florida, pursuant to Sec-
tion 287.055, Florida Statutes, hereby issues this request for Profession-
al Engineering and related Professional Services.
Background and other information relating to this RFQ is available at the
location specified herein for submission of proposals. Related inquires
shall hbe directed to George A. Long, County Administrator, at (863) 763-
6441.
Proposals to provide Professional Services within the scope of the prac-
tice of professional engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, or
registered surveying and mapping described herein shall include: a letter
of transmittal requesting that the firm be certified as qualified to provide
the required professional services, organizational profile and Firm's quali-
fications, resumes of individuals to perform the work, scope of services
proposed, public entity crimes affidavit, standard forms SF 254/255 and
other pertinent data as outlined in the information regarding the Firm.
Interested firms shall submit an original proposal and twelve (12) copies
thereof in a sealed enclosure bearing the name and address of the pro-
poser and the words PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING AND RELATED
SERVICES by 3:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at the
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 106, Okee-
chobee, FL 34972. ProDosals received after the time and date specified
will not be considered.
Okeechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to
preparation or delivery of proposals. Okeechobee County reserves the
right to: reject any and all proposals, select the firm most qualified for
each individual referenced project or for all referenced projects, waive
technical errors and informalities, and to accept the proposal, which, in
its sole judgment, best serves the public interest.
Okeechobee County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
568356 ON 4/15/05


NOTICE OF MEETING
Okeechobee County Construction Industry
Licensing Board
The Okeechobee County Construction Industry Licensing Board will hold
a public meeting on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 @ 3:30. The public meeting
will beheld at the Okeechobee County Commission Chambers, located at
the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee,
Florida. For more Information, contact Vickie Trexler at the Planning and
Development Department, 499 N.W. 5th Street, Okeechobee, Florida
34972, (863) 763-5548.
All interested parties shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public
meeting. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Licensing
Board with respect to any matter consider at this meeting will need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will
be based. Planning and Development tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official records of the Department.
Vickie Trexler, Secretary to Board
Okeechobee County Construction
Industry Licensing Board
568090 ON 4/15,24/05


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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-CP-077
In Re: The Estate of
DOROTHY JEAN MOCK,
a/k/a DOROTHY H. MOCK,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
DOROTHY JEAN MOCK, aWk/a
DOROTHY H. MOCK, deceased,
whose date of death was January
27, 2005, and whose Social Secur-
ity Number is 408-46-5966, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Okeechobee County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which
is 304 N.W. Second Street, Room
101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972.
The names and addresses of the
personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is
served within three months after
the date of the first publication of
this notice must file their claims
with this Court WITHIN THE LATER
OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or de-
mands against the estate of the de-
cedent must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this notice is April 15,2005.
Stanley J. Mock
569 S.W. 77th Terrace
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Personal Representative
CONELY & CONELY, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, FL 34973-1367
(863) 763-3825 '
y: Tom W. Conely, III
Florida Bar #096482
Attorney for
Personal Representative
568327 ON 4/15,22/05


Community Events

Chamber plans Cinco de Mayo celebration
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce will host a Cinco de
Mayo celebration on May 7. Updates on artists, bands and the venue
will be announced in the near future. For information,, contact the
Chamber at (863) 763-6464.

History Center closes for summer
The Okeechobee Family History Center of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St., will be closed from May
2 until Aug. 31. They will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 11:30
a.m. until 3 p.m. The center will also be open Friday, Sept. 9, from
11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. It will then be open every Wednesday and Fri-
day. Please call ahead one day to reserve any specific equipment you
may need. For information during working hours call (863) 763-6510.
During hours the center is closed call (863) 46,7-5261, or (863) 357-
7711.


Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools need the help of the community and are
seeking tax deductible donations to. help rebuild their playground that
was damaged during the hurricanes. For more information, call Grace
Christian Schools at (863) 763-3072.


Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save lives. You can
help the American Red Cross reach people in your community with
lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated External Defib-
rillation, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the Okeechobee Branch of
the. American Red Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.


Church collecting for care packages
The Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee would like to invite
the community to participate in a project for Operation Freedom Iraqi.
The church will be sending care packages to 20 servicemen in the
.Army stationed in Iraq. These soldiers serving our country have
requested items not only for themselves, but they also give items to the
Iraqi children while on patrol and visiting. We would like to invite the
community to help us with this,project. For more information, contact
Chairperson Myra White'at (863) 357-2975.


Children's council seeks volunteers
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of a
few fine people to submit an application to the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners to be a part of the council. Gover-
nor Jeb Bush makes the final appointments with terms of two or
four years. The council meets monthly to discuss programs and
needs of tlie children in the community. Once a year, agencies
request funds through a grant process.. Each council member
"adopts" an agency or two as their own and monitors the programs'
services that they provide to our children. Those interested in com-
pleting an application should contact Cathleen Blair, executive
director at (863) 462-4000, ext. 255


Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of their
Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group of trained
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floods, etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to help
local citizens in a time of disaster, please contact Andy or Candace at
the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling (863) 763-
2488.


Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott Ave.,
is open again. It is located in the back parking lot of the church. The
temporary gray box isstocked and ready for anyone who needs food.
All you need is an I.D. The hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon.


My Aunt' House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two
to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also look-
ing for a volunteer to become the director and a board member of The
Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with the pub-
lic and should be able to seek support from city and county officials,
business executives and other organizations. Work days and hours are
flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.


Chamber sponsors concerts
Brenda O'Connor, executive director of the Okeechobee Cham-
ber of Commerce, has announced that the Chamber, in conjunc-
tion with Morgan Renee Entertainment, are finalizing plans for a
concert series to be staged at the Chamber's Cinco de Mayo cele-
bration and during Labor Day weekend festivities. Information on
the bands and artists will be announced at a later date. To volunteer
your help at any of these events, call the Chamber of Commerce at
(863) 763-6464.

Back to School supply drive starts
The Shared Services Network's Community Collaborative Council
is sponsoring its annual Back to School supply drive for Okeechobee's
children in foster care.
These supplies will be given to the children in Okeechobee during
their annual foster care picnic just before school starts. The children
are in need of: pencils, pens, markers, colored pencils, crayons, high-
lighters, notebook paper, construction paper, folders, binders, pencil'
boxes, lunch boxes, backpacks, glue, scissors, rulers, erasers, index
cards and calculators. For information, on becoming a foster parent,
call the: Hibiscus Foster Parent Training Program at (800) 403-9311.


Supplies may be taken to the Community Collaborative Council meet-
ings during April, May and July. The meetings will be held in room 303
of the Okeechobee County School Board Office, 700 S.W. Second Ave.
For information on the school supply drive or the council's meetings,
call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.



Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests,
peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and
abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
on Tuesday and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on
Tuesday. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the
movie theatre. If you would like more information on this or set an
appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.


Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic edu-
cation/GED and English as a second language classes at these locations:
Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as second language
classes, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until noon, adult basic
education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and
Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; SeminoLe Reservation, Brighton, Adults
basic education/GED, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.;
Church at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, English as a second language, Tues-
day and Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.; One-Stop, 123 S.W Park St., adult
basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. until noon;
El Centro Santa Fe, 115 S.W Fifth Ave., Citizenship class, Thursday, from
6:30 until 9 p.m.; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes, Monday
through Thursday, from 6 until 9 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second language classes, Tuesday and Thursday
from 6 until 9 p.m.; and, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
English as a second language, Tuesday and Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.


Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W
16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills will be
demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the internet. For the
dates and times of these.classes, contact the Okeechobee County Library
at (863) 763-3536.


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