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Vol. 96 No. 106 Sunday, April 17, 2005 754 Plus tax




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Ongoing training: Firefighters advance their skills


Congress passes
Mark Foley Bill
WASHINGTON Con-
gressman Mark Foley (R-FL)
announced that' Congress
passed his legislation to pre-
vent the unfair taxation of
Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency's Hazard Miti-
gation Grants that are used to
help victims of natural disas-
ters rebuild homes to prevent
future devastation. Foley first
introduced the bill last year in
the 108th Congress after his
Conris-_.i.sJ~.rio district suf-
fered direct hits from three of
the four hurricanes that
slammed into Florida last
summer.
S"This comes just in time as
natural disaster victims file
their taxes. In my own state of
Florida, lower-income hurri-
cane victims are waiting to
see if 'the taxes on these
grants will keep them from
being able to participate in
the program," said Foley.
"Victims of floods, hurri-
canes, earthquakes and other
natural disasters won't be
burdened with the govern-
ment taking unneeded taxes
with one hand while offering
aid in the other."
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Drought Index
Current: 194
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.24 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
14.33feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

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Community Events ... .4
Crossword ........ .13
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Members of the Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue Unit learn how to move large pieces
of heavy building debris prior to entering a damaged building in search of survivors
during urban and building collapse training taking place at Okee-Tantie Campground.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
For over three years, the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners have
been dealing with the issue of
land application of treated
residuals. Once again, the
topic emerged at their Thurs-
day meeting.
After a lengthy discussion
and emotional statement by
Fort Drum residents, commis-
sioners voted 3-2 to weaken
an ordinance passed two
years ago that has never been
enforced.
The ordinance called for


annual inspections permits for
sludge hauling vehicles, per-
mitting of applications sites,
extensive record keeping and
property line setbacks.
Since its adoption in July of
2003, the ordinance has never
been enforced.
County Attorney John Cas-
sels recently advised commis-
sioners to either change it or
enforce it as written. He
offered an ordinance that
would eliminate the require-
ments for licensing and per-
mitting of sludge hauling

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Members of the Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue learn the proper way to shore up a
window prior to entering a damaged building in search of disaster survivors. This train-
ing is taking place at Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina as part of ongoing training
for the county firefighters.


Memories shared of


(Editor's note: This is the
third installment on the recol-
lections of Zelda Johnson
Mixon.)
OKEECHOBEE Johnson
Mixon is the great-granddaugh-
ter of Peter and Louisiana Chan-
dler Raulerson. Peter Raulerson
was born in 1853 in Bartow. His.
wife was born in Fort Meade in
1861. Both families eventually
settled in the Basinger area in
what is now Okeechobee Coun-
ty. Peter and Louisiana met and
married there, raising a family.
Mrs. Mixon grew up in the
home of her grandmother, Ade-
line R. Clements.
Mrs. Mixon shares her mem-
ories about her great-grandpar-
ents:
"Grandpa Peter had his gar-
den across the road (from the
house) from the house where
the dirt was rich. He grew his
sweet potatoes and pumpkins
there which were his favorites.
When mature he would store
them under the porch on hay.
"I would crawl under the


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A series about Florida's
pioneers and history
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porch to get whatever Great-
grandma wanted to cook that
day. He also grew peas and
greens of all kinds. It is said he
was plowing when the horse
bolted pulling Grandpa and the
plow down in the mud face
first! Not being acursing man all
he said was 'confound it'. He
might say 'blame thing' some-
times.
"Of course he had horses
and stables near the barn and
he would let me and my friends
ride them. He would tell us he
would saddle up the horses for
us if we could catch them. We


pioneers
had trouble getting the horses in
the pasture so we would hide
the rope behind our back and
hold out a bucket of corn to
attract them. If they saw the
rope, forget it!
"But if we caught them he
would come saddle them up for
us. He still rode his horse when
he was in his 80s and would be
so stiff with arthritis that when
he got off the horse, his legs
would still be bent until he
could stretch them out walking.
Another thing he would do for
us was to peel oranges for us
while we waited under the tree
for him to plug it so we could
suck the juice out of the orange.
He had a fairly big pocket knife
which had bright green sides on
it that I thought was real pretty.
"His hair was snow white
and he parted it in the middle
and it would curl up on the
sides even though he would wet
it to try to keep it down. He had

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Tax rebate
deadline nears
OKEECHOBEE The Prop-
erty Appraiser's Office, located
in the Alderman Building at 307
N.W Fifth Ave., has applications
available for the 2004 sales tax
rebate of up to $1,500.
The rebate is for those Florida
residents who have replaced a
mobile home due to loss from a
named tropical system.
The deadline to file is May 1.

Homebuyers classes
are offered locally
OKEECHOBEE -- Homebuy-
er's classes are being held every
Wednesday from 9 until 10 a.m.
at the USDA Service Center, 454
U.S. 98 N., in Okeechobee.
For reservations or informa-
tion, call (863) 763-5507, ext.
503.

Foley's aide
to visit locally
OKEECHOBEE Ann Deck-
er, aide to U.S. Rep. Mark Foley
(R), 16th Congressional district,
will hold office hours in Okee-
chobee County on Thursday,
April '21, in room 106 at the
Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 N.W. Second St.
She will be available from 9
until 11 a.m. She can also be
reached at (863) 763-6441 dur-
ing those hours.


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trucks, licensing of application
sites and record keeping. The
controversial 750-foot setback
from property lines required for
land application of treated resid-
uals would remain.
Eddie Trent of the Okee-
chobee County Health Depart-
ment recently submitted figures
to the commissioners estimating
the truck inspection program
would cost $88,000 annually,
while the revenue generated by
inspection fees would be
$23,612. This would result in a
cost to the county of $64,388 to
inspect sludge-hauling trucks.
Fort Drum resident Brenda
Burnsed said she got.a big shock
a few months ago when she
learned that nothing has been
done to enforce the ordinance,
She informed commissioners of
six sludge disposal sites in the
county that are licensed by the
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection (FDEP).
With six active sites, she said,
enforcement would cost $14,650
per site per year.
Ms. Burnsed went on to say
that, commissioners looked at
the Martin County ordinance so
they knew there would costs
involved.
"I don't think it is too much to
,ask the county to monitor six
sites," she added.
Mrs. Burnsed claimed that
FDEP is not enforcing regula-
tions, an idea echoed by several
other Fort Drum residents.
"We will to not continue to
compromise our health," she
asserted. "Get Eddie (Trent) to
sharpen his pencil and make the
ordinance work."
Mark Hair told of a trail of
sludge left on the road by the
trucks that he said posed a health
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Community Event

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/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 Reser-
vation, Brighton, Adults basic education/GED, Tuesday and Thursday
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, Eng-
lish as a second language, Tuesday 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.


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This palmetto shack served as the first school in "the bend."


picking up trash along the right-
of-way.
We can't rely on the state," he
added.
"Would you like this sludge
delivered at your back door?"
Margie Lightner asked the com-
missioners.
She claimed the county would
soon be facing medical bills
because so many people have
been sick because of sludge.
Susan Collins said she now
lives in Lake Wales and when she
moved away from the area, her
health improved. ,
Linda McDonald complained
the smell was so bad at her
house that her grandchildren will
not even come to visit.
Mr. Cassels noted that the set-
backs required by the ordinance
could not be grandfathered in
and could not be enforced until
after an operators' current DEP
license expires.
L. C. Fortner, executive direc-
tor of the Okeechobee Utility
Authority, which would also be
affected by this ordinance, said
his permit will not expire for
another three years.
Commissioner Ray Domer
said that the commissioners had
no alternative but to change the
ordinance.
"I still don't think this would
make it safe," he added.
He noted that the proposals
did not change the setback
requirements and that the county
could monitor the setbacks.
Commissioner Elvie Posey
noted that inspecting and permit-
ting vehicles would not stop
them from hauling sludge in the
county. He added that the extra
cost would be rolled back to the
people.
"I don't think permitting the
truck will solve the problem," Mr.
Posey said.
Commissioner Gene Woods
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quoted by Mr. Trent would not be
enough. He estimated the cost
would be more like $100,000 to
inspect and permit trucks. He
said he would be in favor of the
ordinance if a way could be
found to pay for it.
Mr. Posey suggested putting
pressure on the DEP for better
enforcement of their regulations.
He noted that amending the ordi-
nance would not change any-
thing going on now.
Commissioner Clif Betts
noted that if DEP did their job
there would be no need for the
ordinance.
He stated that Mr. Trent's esti-
mates might be low, but he
asked what is the health and wel-
fare of Okeechobee worth.
Mr. Betts conceded that the
commissioners were remiss in
waiting two years to take action.
"If DEP can't do the job, we
need to step up to the plate," was
Commission Chairman John
Abney's comment. "Can we
afford not to protect our citi-
zens?"
Mr. Domer suggested that
licensing trucks was not the
issue. He said the county must
address the issue correctly and
"not just appease the people
who are giving us a lot of fric-
tion."
However, he expressed con-
cern for their health issues.
"Permitting the trucks is not
going to stop trucks from rolling.
That will not do one thing for the
health and welfare," Mr. Posey
said.
He went on to say permitting
did not make sense to him, and
he did not want to support a hol-
low ordinance that collects fees
and doesn't do anything.
Mr. Trent stated the local DEP
representative had received no
complaints of trucks leaking. He
said he answered one compliant
of sludge on the road, but he
could not identify the substance.
He stated the permitting
trucks would not make the situa-
tion any safer.
"It's gong to take more than
that," Mr. Trent said.
He went on to suggest that
zoning changes might help.
Mr. Cassals disagreed saying:
"Zoning is not the answer to
everything," stated the attorney.
"It falls squarely in DEP's lap.
Mr. Posey said, "If they issue per-
mits, they need to enforce them."
Mr. Betts made a motion to
leave the ordinance as it was
originally written and to enforce
it. That motion died for a lack of
second.
The proposal to delete
requirements for licensing, per-
mitting and record keeping
passed with commissioners
Betts and Abney voting no.


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a little mirror hung on the wall of
the back porch with a small shelf
under it for his shaving mug and
razor and that is where he did his
grooming.
"His old work wagon was
kept in a small barn near the side
of the house. My friends and I
would sit in it and pretend to be
driving it. Great-grandma's side
saddle hung on the wall in this
barn. There was a big red sow in
a lean-to on the side of the barn
and we were afraid of her as she
would grunt at us when we went
near her. Of course we were told
to stay away from her but we
were curious kids.
"Great-grandma had her
chicken lot on the north side of
the house and in the late after-
noon she would tell me to go
turn the chickens out to scratch
around the yard. If they went to
the front of the house and start-
ed towards her flower beds she
would call our dog, Mutt, to
come chase them back behind
the back of the house. Then
they would be shut up in the
hen house for the night.
"The smoke house was in
this chicken lot and I would be
sent out there to get a jar of


canned peas for Great-grand-
ma. This was scary for me as
the smoke house had an open
pit in the center of it and there
were shelves on the walls
above with just no more than a
cat-walk around it for a floor.
The buckskin thongs hung in
the rafters from which they
would hang the hams to be
smoked, and the canned jars of
vegetables were stored on the
shelves on the walls. The fire
was built on the ground
beneath the open pit and the
smoke would rise up into the
smoke house. It smelled real
good in there.
"Grandma Adline would be
sitting in the swing on her
porch and Great-grandma
would call from the back porch
of her house for Adline to come
over to see whoever was visit-
ing Great-grandma. Sometimes
this irritated Grandma Adline
because she may not care to
see whoever was'over there but
she had to go.
"I think my Great-grandma
was some spunky little lady to
leave civilization so to speak
,and strike out across the woods
with Grandpa and her kids to
the wilds of nowhere to make a
new home and town eventual-
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Southern goodies
This centerpiece featuring famous Southern foods such
as boiled peanuts, canned peaches and fresh fruits and
vegetables was part of Southern Heritage Day Friday at
Yearling Middle School. The students dined on such
Southern delicies as barbecued ribs, black-eyed peas,
cornbread and fried green tomatoes. The event was spon-
sored by the Multicultural Club to learn about different
cultures.


Heroic bus driver
Wayne Clark (left) an Okeechobee County school bus
driver, was honored by the school board for his quick
thinking which avoided what might have been a serious
bus accident. With Mr. Clark are Phyllis Sarros (center)
director of transportation, and Dr. Patricia Cooper (right)
superintendent of schools. The recognition took place at
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Okeechobee County Breakfast:
SCereal and Toast
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April 18 through April 22
Lunch:
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Breakfast: Deli turkey sandwich
Cereal and Toast Vegetable soup
Max sticks Diced peaches
Lunch: Friday, April 22
Ravioli \\ meat sauce and roll Breakfast:
Chicken sandwich Cereal and Toast
Golden corn A+ Cinnamon Pancakes
Fruit salad
Lunch:
Tuesday, April 19 PizzaDay
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Super donut Smucker's PBJ uncrustable
Garden salad
Lunch: Fruit in Jello
Hamburger deluxe Elementarn menus:
Taco,'pepperoni "Hot Pockets". Each breakfast includes: juice,
Seasoned green beans choice of entree or cereal and.
Stra\\berries toast; choice of \ hole, reduced fat
or loalIat chocolate milk
Wednesday, April20 Each lunch includes: choice of
Breakfast: one entree, choice of two (veg-
Cereal and Toast etable, fruit or fruit juice. choice of
Egg and cheese biscuit whole, reduced fat or lowfat
chocolate milk
Lunch:
Chicken Fajita casserole w/roll Meal prices.
'Tuna salad sandwich Breaklast: $ .75
Seasoned Broccoli Reduced: $.30
Fresh Banana Lunch $1.25
Thursda\.April21 Reduced: $.40


Community Event

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


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Hospice speakers
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Community Events

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 educa-
tion 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 presented by the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task
Force and are sponsored by the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion. Future lectures will focus on sexual predators, adolescence
and sexual boundaries, and techniques to use for children that are
self mutilating. For information, call the Healthy Start Coalition
office at (863) 462-5877.

Main Street Inc. to elect directors
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc. will hold 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.
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 visit-
ing. 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 coun-
cil. Governor Jeb Bush makes the final appointments with terms
of two or four years. The council meets monthly to discuss pro-
grams and needs of the 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 completing 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 volunteers who respond to local disasters such as struc-
ture fires, floods, etc. If you would like to give of your time and tal-
ents 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. Par-
rott Ave., is open again. It is located in the back parking lot of
the church. The temporary gray. box is stocked 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 looking for a volunteer to become the director
and a board member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer
should communicate well with the public 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.





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The downtown area of Okeechobee was popular in the 1930s. Raulerson's building housed the post office, drugstore,
grocery store and the corner was a place to meet and visit during the 1930s.


Upcoming Events

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 meeting.
The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September. 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., at8p.m.
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m. in the conference room at The Gather-.
ing, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., for a weekly 12-step recovery and support
group meeting for women overcoming chemical dependency. For infor-
mation, 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 interested 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 extensive. Regis-
tration 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 interested
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 mem-
ber 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. Every-
one is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 4$7-2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 1.1 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 depres-
sion, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis.

Wednesday
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 Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600 S.W.
Second Ave. from 5 until 6:30 p.m. (behind the Brahman Theatre). For
information, call (863) 763-1191.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-.
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car
you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while
you listen to the great oldies music.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beauty Salon
located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public service pro-
gram to help women with cancer by teaching them beauty techniques to
diminish appearance-related side effects of treatment. R.S.V.R to (863)
467-2096 or (863) 763-8833.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30
p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For infor-
mation, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate, For information, contact
Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All per-
sons 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 mem-
bers 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.


Community Events

Red Cross offering classes
The American Red Cross Okeechobee branch will hold an
infant/child CPR class on April 19 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 there-
after. If you are interested in signing up please stop by the office,
323 N. Parrott Ave., or call (863) 763-2488.


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.


Learning Coalition to meet inFort 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 Dis-
trict offices in the Orange Blossom Business Center, 4204 Okee-
chobee 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 Learn-
ing office at (863) 462-5792.


School advisory council to meet
The Seminole Elementary School Advisory Council will meet
Tuesday, April 19, at 4 p.m. in the media center. The public is invit-
ed.

La escuela Seminole Eleinentary van a tener su junta del Con-
sejo 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 starting
at 8 a.m. For information, call (863) 467-8899. All Chamber mem-
bers and their guests are invited. Refreshments will be served.


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; Thurs-
day, May 26, "Yellow 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 reg-
istrations to Jim McInnes, Farm Bureau Insurance Co., 401 N.W.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, Fla., 34974. Make checks payable to
Rotary's LOST Ride and Run. All proceeds of this event will 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 build-
ing, 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 meet-
ing. For information, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext.
257.


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By Lauren Glenn
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
SOUTH VENICE (AP) The
visitors come to the tiny chapel
from Washington state and
Ontario; from Munich, Germany;
and Bangalore, India; from
Cheshire, England and Argentina.
They are no more physically
present in the chapel than they are
in each others' lives. And they are
no more aware of one another
than any random group of people
who happen upon the same Web
site at the same time, on the same
day. That doesn't matter.
Their focus is a tiny, four- inch
window containing a live video
image of the holy sacrament of the
Eucharist, made available for
online viewing from the chapel of
the Community of the Monks of
Adoration, a small group of monks
based in an aging South Venice
neighborhood.
At a time when people can do
anything online, from shopping
and taking college courses to dat-
ing and paying bills, yet another
aspect of life typically experienced
in person ,s available through your
modem: religious rites.
Since the introduction of tele-
vised Mass years ago, Catholic
Church leaders have debated the
legitimacy of performing sacra-
ments and holy rituals via technol-
ogy. For some, the convenience
and speed of attending church
from a living room computer rivals
the experience of being there in
person.
By 1999, the capacity for elec-
tronic worship had increased so
much that the U.S. Bishops' Secre-
tariat for the Liturgy issued a state-
ment declaring that sacraments
cannot be received by electronic
transmission.
Jesus, they said, prefers a face-
to-face visit over a phone call.
Partaking in a sacrament is far
from the minds of some visitors to
www.monksofadoration.org.
Many simply appreciate the ability
to see something they consider
holy, 24 hours a day, all week long.
In the blue-white glow of their
computer screens, visitors type
phrases like "God Bless You," and
"Peace of Christ," and ask the
monks to pray for their illnesses to
fade away and their injured friends
to heal.
Several of the webcam viewers
are not Catholic; some are not
Christian at all. Some probably are
unaware that Pope John Paul II
named this year the. Year of the
Eucharist, a time for the study and
appreciation of the sacrament.
Considered the most central of
the seven Catholic sacraments, the
Eucharist, commonly referred to as
Holy Communion is performed
during Mass, when a priest conse-
crates the bread and wine, which
are believed to become the blood,
body, soul and divinity of Jesus
Christ.
But the church's most holy
occurrence doesn't exactly make
for action TV
Most of the time, viewers see
only a gold-painted wood Taberna-
cle, along with the table it rests on
and a painting of Christ hanging
above.
But patient viewers occasional-
ly catch sight of the Eucharist being
removed from the Tabernacle and
placed in plain view of the camera.
Some Web site visitors keep the
window open continuously; others
open and close it sporadically,
checking for activity.


"The first time we visited, my 6-
year-old son Austin and I sat and
were mesmerized," wrote one
chapel webcam viewer on the
site's response page. "He extended
his arms toward my laptop screen
to give Jesus a big hug. He definite-
ly felt the power of Christ coming
thru the computer screen."
Sometimes, lucky viewers
might glimpse a monk walking
past.
Driving past the modest house
on Horizon Road, it's difficult to tell
it contains a small monastery, even
with the statue of Jesus in the front
yard and a station wagon with
"monksofadoration.org" stickered
across the back window.
Here the monks spend hours
each day praying inside their small,
makeshift chapel.
Beside the Tabernacle visible on
the Web, a candle burns perpetual-
ly in a ruby red vase, an indication
in the Catholic faith that Christ is
present. Inside the Tabernacle is
the bread and wine, real and sub-
stantial but of course unavailable
to visitors on the Web.
"There's a different type of thing
when you're attending a celebra-
tion of Mass live," said Monsignor
Anthony F. Sherman, executive
secretary of the secretariat for the
Liturgy of the U.S. Conference of
Catholic Bishops. "When you're
physically present, there's a sense
of belonging to a group."
Like Sherman, the monks
believe that viewing the Eucharist
remotely isn't the same as being
there. But the webcam isn't intend-
ed to replace church attendance,
said Brother John Raymond, a
founding member of the Commu-
nity of the Monks of Adoration,
who prefers to be called only
Brother John. He first placed the
Eucharist online in 1998.
"I would never tell a Catholic, 'I
want you to stop going to church
to pray before Jesus and our


Blessed Sacrament,'" Brother John
said.
Meeting the Lord online, he
said, isn't the same as showing up
at his house.
But some people, he said, are
ill, or have to work, or are traveling
and cannot attend church. In those
cases, Brother John said, prayer by
modem may be the best a person
can do.
It all started with a man who
trained a webcam on his junkyard
as a security measure.
"I thought, 'If a man can have a
webcam on his junkyard, why not
have one on our chapel?" Brother
John said.
That was in 1998, as the Internet
was growing in popularity and
quickly becoming a part of every-
day life.
By 2001 the monks' Web site
was getting 1 million visitors each
year, and the traffic hasn't slowed.
Meanwhile, the webcam was
being mentioned on hundreds of
Web pages and in national news-
papers.
Gail Richards, 53, of Winchen-
don,.Mass., first stumbled upon the
camera when she was sick with an
adrenaline disorder that left her
homebound for two years.
"I used the chapel webcam on
a daily basis," Richard said. "I
couldn't live without it."
Inside the monastery recently,
the living room was full of boxes of
belongings as the monks prepared
to move to a newer, larger building
in Englewood.
Visible through an open sliding
glass door were four worn chairs
such as might be found in a doc-
tor's waiting room. A camera was
mounted on a tripod standing in
the corner of the chapel.
A light on the camera was on,
indicating it was recording, and
that somewhere around the world,
someone was probably hoping
Brother John, Brother Craig or


Brother Mark would walk past.
And, somewhere out there,
someone might be playing "spot
the monk."
In 2003, Brother John wrote a
short piece for the book Amazing
Grace for the Catholic Heart, a
compilation of essays like those in
the popular "Chicken Soup for the
Soul."
A while back, Brother John
wrote, a non-Catholic man
named Richard wrote to the
monks to tell about a game he
had started among his co-work-
ers.


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Tiger talk!
When Tiger Woods won the
Masters in 2001, it was his fourth
major win in a row. Since he did
not win all four majors in a calen-
dar year, his accomplishment, a
great one, was termed the "Tiger
Slam". Now that he has won his
fourth Masters, Tiger is in position
to win the Grand Slam. -The four
major titles in the proper order.
No player has yet met the
modern definition of golf's Grand
Slam. The term "Grand Slam"
was first applied to Bobby Jones'
achievement of winning the four
major golfing events of 1930: the
U.S. and British Opens, and the
U.S. and British Amateurs. The
modern definition was not
applied until 1934, when The
Masters was founded.
In 1953, after winning The
Masters, US and British Opens,
Ben Hogan did not compete in
the PGA Championship because
of the timing of that event in rela-
tion to the British Open. Only five
golfers have won all of golf's,
modern major events: Gene
Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player,
Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods.
Only Tiger Woods have held all 4
tournaments simultaneously,
although not in a calendar year.
While many skeptics have
wondered if Tiger's game is back,
his rebuilt swing has propelled
him to the top of the golf stand-
ings again. So what lies ahead for
Tiger in his quest for the elusive
Grand Slam?
Next up is the US Open, which
will be played at Piniehurst No. 2.


in' Grand Slam again


Highways
by Daniel Shube

Retief Goosen is the defending
champion.
Paul Jett, the course superin-
tendent of Pinehurst No. 2 is busy
preparing for the June 16-19
championship. This Donald Ross
design, famous for its inverted-
saucer greens, are being groomed
towards measuring 11.5 on the
Stimpmeter. Currently they are a
10.
This year's championship will
feature 3-inch rough, about the
same as in 1999. The rough might
be a bit higher in a few spots.
The course is going to be set-
up as a short game test. The
greens have the classic Ross
stamp undulating, contoured
and quick. So fast that it's not a
stretch to say that putting on
some of them could be likened to
putting on a coffee table. After
seeing Tiger's chip shot on Sun-
day at The Masters, this may play
right into his hands.
Pinehurst will also play at


7,214 yards, 92 yards longer than
at the 1999 Pinehurst Open, and
will subsequently tie the Black
Course at Bethpage State Park
(2002) as the longest Open in his-
tory. Again, favoring Tiger's long
ball off the tee.
However, expect tighter fair-
ways. In 1999 fairways measured
between 28-32 yards wide. Most
of the fairways for 2005 have
been narrowed to 24-26 yards.
This could test Tiger, but he does
have the strength to muscle out of
the rough.
Don't expect the USGA to
allow another fiasco like what
happened at Shinnecock last year.
I'll hold off on my thoughts about
the British Open at St. Andrews
and the PGA Championship at
Baltusrol. Let's see what Tiger
does at Pinehurst first.
One thing that is for'certain -
Tiger has already gained entry
into the PGA Grand Slam of Golf.
This event will once again be
played at the Poipu Bay Golf Club
in Kauai. Last year Tiger had to
watch. from his couch as Phil
Mickelson ran away with the
event. Vijay Singh, Retief Goosen
and Todd Hamilton were the
other major winners who quali-
fied.
Mickelspn shot an unbeliev-
able 59 in route to his seven
stroke victory over Singh. The
Grand Slam of golf is a prime-time
event that takes place Nov. 22 and
23. Will Tiger be the only player to
qualify by winning all four
majors? Stay tuned!


Sports Briefs


Youth cheerleading
clinic is scheduled
A cheerleading clinic will take
will be held from Monday, April
18, to Thursday, April 21, at Year-
ling Middle School beginning at
5:30 p.m. Try-outs will be Friday,
April 22, in the Yearling gymnasi-
um beginning at 5:30 p.m. sharp.
For information contact Bar-
bara Stokes at (863) 634-9174.
Links tourney aids
Arnold's Wildlife Center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center will host its annual
golf tournament at the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club on
April 23.
The scramble will begin .at 8
a.m. and will b" followed by" a'
luncheon and itie 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 Bon-
nie 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 new
trail will take place on Sunday,
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 Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club,
beginning at 8 a.m. with a shot-
gun 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
player. 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-
chobee 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 ten-
nis 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-


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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.
Team Trail
slate announced
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail
has announced its 2005 tourna-
ment schedule.
The trail will kick off with' the
Russ Bringger Memorial Tourna-
ment on May 28. The official trail
will begin on May 29. The dates
for the rest of the trail are June 26,
July 10, Aug.7, Sept. 11 and Oct. 9.
The trail's classic will take
place on Nov. 19 and 20.
The tournaments will all be
held at Okee-Tantie Marina and
Campground. Registrations for
the memorial tourney and the
trail can be made at the Wanta-
Linga Motel or at the dock on the
day of the tournament.
For information, contact Larry
Crossman at (863) 763-1020.
YMS girls host
golf tournament
The Lady Yearlings' volleyball
team will host a golf tournament
on Saturday, June 4, at the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club,
with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
The fee is $50 per person
($200 team of four), which
includes a rib dinner after play is
completed. Buddy Mills and the
FFA will be grilling the food.
There will be plenty of prizes,
including prizes for the best score,
longest drive, closest to the pin
and the worst score.
Contact Bruce Conrad to make
reservations for your foursome at
(863) 697-0952 or (863) 467-0130;
or call Yearling Middle School
(YMS) at (863) 462-5056 for infor-
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Congress passes


Mark Foley Bill


Foley: This legislation comes
just in time as victims of natural
disasters file their taxes.
WASHINGTON Congress-
man Mark Foley (R-FL)
announced that Congress
passed his legislation to prevent
the unfair- taxation of Federal
Emergency Management
Agency's Hazard Mitigation
Grants that are used to help vic-
tims of natural disasters rebuild
homes to prevent future devas-
tation. Foley first introduced the
bill last year in the 108th Con-
gress after his Congressional dis-
trict suffered direct hits from
three of the four hurricanes that
slammed into Florida last sum-
mer.
"This comes just in time as
natural disaster victims file their
taxes. In my own state of Flori-
da, lower-income hurricane vic-
tims are waiting to see if the
taxes on these grants will keep
them from. being able to partici-
pate in the program," said Foley.
"Victims of floods, hurricanes,
earthquakes and other natural
disasters won't be burdened
with the government taking
unneeded taxes with one hand
while offering aid in the other."
In 2004, the IRS defined these
grants as taxable income for the
.first time. H.R. 1134 would
reverse the IRS decision and
return mitigation grants to tax-
exempt status.
"Taxing these grants would
defeat.the purpose," said Foley.
"They are intended to save lives
as well as future taxpayer dol-
lars. I am grateful to Chairman
Thomas of the House Ways and
Means Committee, Senator Kit
Bond and the House and Senate
Leadership for recognizing the
importance of this legislation."
FEMA disaster mitigation
grants help people avoid the
loss of life and property due to
natural disaster. These grants
reduce the number of claims
against federal, state and local
emergency management. H.R.
1134 encourages Americans to
take advantage of these life and
cost saving programs by elimi-
nating a disincentive to proac-
tively plan to reduce the impact
of a catastrophic event.
In the last 15 years, FEMA dis-
aster mitigation grants resulted
in saving an- estimated $2.9 bil-
lion. By contrast, the Joint Com-


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mittee on Taxation estimates
H.R. 1134 would cost only $105
million over ten years. The cost
is worth the savings. Foley first
introduced the bill last year in
the wake of Florida's hurricanes
and President Bush included the
idea in his FY '06 Budget. The
legislation received broad bipar-
tisan support with approval by
voice vote in both chambers.
Hazard Mitigation Grants are
widely used by states, cities and
towns -in conjunction with
homeowners to help prevent
future damage to property and
lives from hurricanes, tornados,
flooding and other natural disas-
ters. They have' been used to
provide such things as "safe
rooms" in America's tornado
country to raising houses on
stilts in regions prone to flood-
ing. For the most part, they
affect low-income people who
cannot afford on their own to
relocate or mitigate their own
properties without help and
who would be the most directly
hurt by taxation of these grants.


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Disaster relief payments

aren't subject to taxation
ORLANDO Disaster relief ical expenses to theextent they are
payments received from damages specifically reimbursed by these
during last year's Florida hurri- disaster relief grants."
canes are not taxable, the Depart- However, the website does note
ment of Homeland Security's Fed- that "unemployment assistance
eral Emergency Management payments under the act are taxable
Agency (FEMA) said. unemployment compensation."
The Internal Revenue Service According to the IRS, qualified
(IRS) states on its web site disaster relief payments include
(IRS.gov) that "qualified disaster payments you receive (regardless
relief payments are not included in of the source) for the following
the income of individuals to the expenses:
extent any expenses compensated exp n
by these payments are not other- Reasonable and necessary
wise compensated for by insur- personal, family, living, or funeral
ance or other reimbursement. expenses incurred as a result of a
"These payments are not sub- presidential declared disaster.
ject to income tax, self-employ- Reasonable and necessary
ment tax, or employment taxes expenses incurred for the repair or
(social security, Medicare and fed- rehabilitation of a personal resi-
eral unemployment taxes). No dence due to a presidential
withholding applies to these pay- declared disaster. A personal :resi-
ments." dence can be a rented residence or
The IRS statements on the taxa- you own.
ability of disaster grants instruct tax- Reasonable and necessary
payers not to "include post-disaster expenses incurred for the repair or
relief grants received under the dis- replacement of the contents .of a
aster relief and emergency assis- personal residence due to a presi-
tance act in your income if the dential declared disaster.
grant payments are made to help Qualified disaster relief pay-
you meet necessary expenses or ments also include amounts paid
serious needs for medical, dental, to those affected by the disaster by
housing, personal property, trans- a federal, state, or local govern-
portation, or funeral expenses. Do ment in connection with a presi-
not deduct casualty losses or med- dential declared disaster.


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The following movies are noNw
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III.
Movie times for Friday, April
15, through Thursday, April 21,
are as follows:
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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, Wednesda:
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 Ill "Amityville Hor-
ror" .(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-
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Brief

Public recycling
drop-off bins open

Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance
Facility, 306 N.W Ninth Ave., and
the Okeechobee Landfill, 10800
N.E. 128th Ave. The vehicle
maintenance facility is open
from 8'a.m. until noon and from
1 p.m. until 5 p.m., Monday
through Friday. It is closed on
weekends and holidays. Only
recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and metal
cans, corrugated cardboard,
glass jars and bottles and plastics
#1 through #7 are accepted at
the public facilities. Items not
accepted include: plastic shop-
ping bags; commercial business
items; tires; appliances; electron-
ic devices; yard trash; household
trash; oil, gas, paint or household
hazardous waste; and, batteries.
For information: contact Russell
Rowland, county solid waste
manager, at (863) 763-1811; or,
Waste Management of Okee-
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Community Events
Career Center hosting job fair
Okeechobee One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., is holding
their annual job fair on Friday, April 29, from 3 until 7 p.m. For informa-
tion, 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, Indian River, St.
Lucie and Martin counties to represent the best interest 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 information and an application,
call (772) 785-5804.
Flotilla offers 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 experience. Seating is limited so call (863) 467-3085, for
information or to pre-register.
OMS hosting career fair
Osceola Middle School will host a career fair Friday, May 6, from 8 a.m.
until 3 p.m. The school is looking for volunteers to come and participate
by setting up a career booth. Please call Tracy Downing or Jerry Golliher
at (863) 462-5070. While the students are visiting booths they will be
learning about: the challenges, rewards, advantages and disadvantages
of the job; typical job duties and responsibilities; average wages; where
and how to receive the necessary education and training; and, employ-
ment outlook. A homemade lunch will be prepared for the volunteers.
Driver's safety course slated
The Church of the Nazarene will be sponsoring an AARP driver'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.


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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 and family-themed ven-
dors.
Red Cross swimming lessons offered
Swim lessons will be available at the Okeechobee Sports complex
pool through the Red Cross. Registration for lessons will be from 9 a.m.
until 6 p.m., June 7 through June 10. Flyers will be sent out to the elemen-
tary schools in early May. For information, contact D. Sheffield at (863)
467-7667 (pool); or, (863) 462-5296 (classroom).
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 Friday.
Please call ahead one day to reserve any specific equipment you may
need. For information during working hours call (863) 763-6510. Dur-
ing hours the center is closed call (863) 467-5261, or (863) 357-7711.
Community pool is open
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool is currently open
Tuesday-Friday from 4 until 7 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.;
and, Sundays from 1 until 5 p.m. Since school is still in session, this
schedule accommodates physical education and water safety classes
for county'students.
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
Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the Okeechobee
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UTILITY OPERATOR/
MECHANIC Citrus Processing
Southern.Gardens is seeking a utility opera-
tor/mechanic with 3 to 5 years experience
working with utility systems including pota-
ble water, steam, compressed air, ammonia
refrigeration, and waste water systems.
Ability to pass PFT fit test and respiratory
physical. High school or equivalent, shift
work and weekends required. Good pay, bo-
nus, 401k, benefits, and overtime.
Contact HR Dept. @863-902-4133,
fax 863-902-4315, or
dmelton@southerngardens.com.


EXPERIENCED
TRACK HOE OPERATOR
WANTED. (863)634-1136

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


FARM SUPERVISOR
A. Duda & Sons, Inc., a local, diversified, fa-
mily-owned farming company is looking for
applicants with experience in farm
supervision to work in Palm Beach county. A
job with Duda in farm supervision comes
with a company vehicle & good benefits.
Ability to speak Spanish helpful, but not
necessary. Competitive wage & benefits
including paid vacations, holidays, bonus,
medical insurance, life insurance, and
company-paid retirement plan.
If interested you can either apply in person @
Personnel Department, 6000 Duda Rd., Belle
Glade, FL, call Al Loret de Mola, Human Re-
sources Manager at 561-996-7621
extension 5264, or send your resume to
alberto@duda.com M/F/H/D/V EOE.


$1000 per week>
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-SIUON BONusr!
// / F-
COMPANY DRIVERS
*All Late Model Tractors
Paid Life Insurance
OWNER OPERATORS Blue Cross/Blue Shield
D e Paid Vacation
*Dedicated Runs *"401k
Home Every Day' Tractor Take Home Program


WALPOLEs
1-800-741-6500
online application at www,.walpoleinc.com
MitMImI year pene. Minimum 23yea of age, and a Clas A CDL
*For thfiose who qualify

PHARMACY SOLUTIONS
HOMEHEALTH
Employment Opportunities
Director of Nursing
Seasonal Contract Nurses
Physical Therapist
RN Rates
$35 W/D $38 W/E
LPN Rates
$22 W/D $25 W/E
Full Time, Part Time
Positions Available Immediately
Sign on Bonus Competitive Pay & Benefits
BONUS up to $3,000 for seasonal contract nurses
Call 877-945-3230
Fax resume 877-945-3650
EOE, Friendly Atmosphere


Tired Of Driving To The Coast For Employment?
One of Okeechobee's oldest businesses Is looking for qualified
employees to join our staff.





Positione Currently Available Include:
Welding / Fabricaor Water Weull Dler
Job Shop Hepe Pump/WaterTreatientTich
401-K. Earn Up To $36,000 Plus Benefits. We Are A
Drug Free Workplace And Are Asking That Only
Experienced Applicants Apply. A CDL Class B Minimum
Is Required For The Water Well Drilling Position.
Apply In Person At:
One-Stop Career Center 207 S.W. Park
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972
No Phone Call Please


Start a new career in the much needed field of
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


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


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


W. ALPOLE

RECRUITING ASSISTANT
We are looking for an outgoing
personality with strong customer
service orientation, who can handle
multiple priorities, and possess
excellent organizational skills
with an attention to detail.
Proficient computer skills are a must.
Bilingual, English/Spanish
is a plus.
Apply in person at: Walpole, Inc.
269 NW 9th Street, or Fax resume to:
863-763-7874


LYKES BROS., INC.
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.-'
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Drug Free Workplace M/F/D/V




IMMEDIATE OPENING
Part-Time Pharmacist
Pharmaceutical Services
Located at
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call:
(863) 357-2442
for more information

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


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


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

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


FOOD SERVICE
PERSONNEL
For Juvenile Cor-
rectional Feeding
Program. Food
Production ExpDe-
rience. Must
have a clean
background & be
able to pass Drug
Screening for se-
curity clearance.
Benefits with ad-
vancement op-
lportunity.
863-357-9922
x2280
Local
Construction Company
Looking for person
EXPERIENCED
in framing, roofing,
carpentry, drywall,
painting & trim work.
Class D license required.
863-357-1804


NIGHT OWLS
Second job or prefer
night work? Night
shift positions are
now hiring. Martin Pe-
troleum's Turnpike
,OPrw.i-,i i are ex-
panding and we need
good people, Com-
petitive pay, benefits
and mileage reim-
bursement. Will train
responsible people.
Cashiers are needed
to help develop our
mini-mart concept.
Night time driver posi-
tion is currently avail-
able. Apply at:
Ft. Drum Citgo, mm
184, FL. Turnpike
(863)763-9383

SERVICE DRIVER NEEDED
w/Class B CDL required.
40+ hrs. per week.
Good pay. Reliable.
Call: Mid Florida Portable
Toilets @ (863)655-2940


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LAB ANALYST.^ -
'Southern Gardens Citrus
seeks an individual with
previous laboratory experience.
Minimum high school or GED required.
Good computer and math skills needed.
GOOD PAY, BENEFITS & 401K.
Contact HR Dept. @:
863-902-4185, fax 863-902-4315, or
pphillips@southerngardens.com


Employment
Full Time' 205


Employment
Full Time


Employment
.Full Time 205


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Okeechnhobee News. Sunday. Anril 17. 2005


HEAVY
EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR
TRAINING FOR
EMPLOYMENT





Bulldozers, Backhoes
Loaders, Dump Trucks
Graders, Scrapers
Excavators
Next Class: May 9th
National Certification
Financial Assistance
Job Placement
800-383-7364
Associated Training Services
www.atsn-schools.com

LABORER, HEAVY
EQUIPMENT OPERATORS
& EXPERIENCED
LOWBOY DRIVER
Valid driver's license. Must
have own transportation
to & from work. Home
telephone a MUST. Must
be hard working & be
able to do heavy lifting.
Apply in person:
3157 Hwy 441 N.
No phone calls please.


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.

Place your help wanted ad
online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com

PROJECTIONIST Need Will
train. Apply in person at
Brahman Theater III 1605
S Parrot Ave.

P/T Vehicle Immobilization
Officer Okeechobee
County Law Enforcement
background preferred. Po-
sition requires valid Florida
DL and own transporta-
tion. Job requires place-
ment/removal of appara-
tus to DUI offender vehi-
cles in accordance with
Florida State Statutes.
Please fax resume to 772-
465-8488.

SURVEY CREW 'All: pasi-,
tions. New Okeechobee
Surveying Co. Pay nego-
tiable. (954)224-9612.

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,
Fxt. 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.



LPN NEEDED
For Juvenile Justice
Program in Okeechobee.
Four 10 hour days. Compet-
itive salary and good ben-
efits. Consult Care, a
Medical and Mental Health
Company. Fax resume to
813-623-3322


S- -: FLORIDA HOSPITAL

1400,^ a--* Heartland Division


OUTREACH/MA
Needed at Florida Com-
munity Health Center,
Inc. in Indiantown.
Must have one yr. exp
as an MA, valid FL driv-
er's lic. and good driv-
ing record. Must have
strong writing/admin
skills and knowledge of
community resources.
Exp. with HIV/AIDS
helpful. Bilingual pref.
Apply at 15858 S.W.
Warfield Blvd., Indian-
town or fax resume to
(772)597-4194. EOE/
DFWP


OUTREACH WORKER
Needed FT at Florida
Community Health
Centers, Inc. in Okee-
chobee. Must have val-
id FL driver's lic. and
good driving record.
Must have strong writ-
ing/admin skills and
knowledge of commu-
nity resources. Exp.
with HIV/AIDS helpful.
,Bilingual pref. Fax to
S(863)357-2991 or ap-
ply at 1100 N. Parrott
Ave., Okeechobee, FL.
EOE/DFWP

Place your help wanted ad
online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com

REFERRAL SPECIALIST
FT, Exp. with health insu-
rance helpful. MA exp. and
Bilingual pref. Fax resume
to (863)357-2991 or ap-
ply at FL Community
health Centers, 1100 N.
Parrott Ave., Okeechobee,
FL. EOE/DFWP




BARTENDER &
COOK
Part time, Call for interview
(863)763-2250

Part Time
Licensed or CF
Pediatric Speech &
Language Pathologist
To treat children, 1-5
years of age in the Belle
Glade Preschool. Medicaid
& Part C enrolled is
preferred. Please call
Dr. Jonas at
561-361-0307

Place your help wanted ad
online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com


-

NEW IN TOWN- All phases
of carpentry, concrete and
finish work, no job to
small. Reasonable pay ac-
cepted. (765)730-0227.


Place your help wanted ad
online at
http://www2.newszap.com/
classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com.


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315



NOTICE
Independent Newspapers
.will never knowingly ac-
cept any advertisement
that is illegal or consid-
ered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable
value, such as promises
of guaranteed income
from work-at-home pro- .
grams if it sounds too
good to be true, chances
are that it is. If you have I
questions or doubts
about any ad on these
pages, we advise that be-
fore responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
, Business Bureau at 772-
878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 tele-
phone numbers may re-
quire an extra charge, as
well as long distance toll
costs. We will do our best
to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your :
area, use caution.








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


NATURAL VITAMINS
MINERALS HERBS
HEALTH PRODUCTS
AROMATHERAPY
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243


MAURO
HORSE SHOEING
954-540-9659
Oklahoma
Graduate .




JASON'S LAWN CARES
Reasonable Rate
FREE ESTIMATES
863-634-0060
Licensed & Insured.






VINYL
SKIRTING & SIDING
for Mobile Homes. Call
Now! Bob 357-3141



JACK'S TOP SOIL
Shell Rock &
Bob Cat work
Call
(863)467-4734


HARDENS
PERSONALIZED
TREE SERVICES
Specializing in difficult
tree removals. Broken
limbs & power lines.
Call (863)261-5358.




Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540,
Business Equipment 545
Carpeta/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 5B5
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Unens 1 Fabrics595
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/Supples/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 85
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
T bs & Games 730
VaRe 735
Wanted to Buy 740




DUCT, 25 Ft. links. used for
Air Conditioning. $100 for
all. Call (863)467-7953
for more into.


Wanted: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
772-562-5567

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

CHEST FREEZER, 5 cubic
foot, like new, $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. (863)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.


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Medical 21


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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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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,
will sep. (863)763-1997
LUMBER, Pressure Treated,
4x4x10. Approx. 150.
$1500 value. $900 for all,
will sep. (863)843-0058
METAL ROOFING Used,
4500 sq. ft. $1,250.
(863)467-5377,

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



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. 71/2, $100. or
best offer (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)4615-
8822



COMPUTER, ancient Tandy,
works, printer, no hard
drive, $35. (863)675-
0550
COMPUTER MONITOR,
Dell, 17 in, E773. New,
never used. Still in box.
$100 (863)763-1527
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

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.$150. 863-467-
7953
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- hoes under
Capts. Bed. $50 or best
offer. (863)467-0987.

RECLINER, LANE, w/rocker
& swivel, cream with light
green stripes, $200.
(863)467-8681
SOFA & LS- Broyhill, extra
pillows, tan w/ flowers,
like new, (863)635-4690
Frostproof.
TODDLERS BED. w/
mattress, headboard 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


RED DEPRESSION GLASS
Set, Pitcher, 6-glasses.
Perfect Cond. A rare find.
$150. (863)763-8149.



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
seal/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.



PAINTINGS- beautiful,
Known artists, large to
small, several, $200 will
sell separate. (863)467-
7659.

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PROJECTOR, Kodak Slide
Carousel, Model 750H,
works fine, exc. condition,
$30. (863)357-3779
PROJECTOR, 3M 910 Over-
head, works fine, excellent
condition, $30. (863)357-
3779



GUITAR- Alveraz, plays
good, looks good, case,
asking $185 or best offer.
(863)697-9704.
PIANO Conn, Great cond.
Asking. $600. (863)357-
0471.

PIANO Excellent condition.
$1000. (863)467-0331.





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.

LAB PUPPIES, Pure Bred,
Shots & wormed. No pa-
pers. $325. each.
(863)674-0156.
MACAW- Blue and gold,
3yrs old, $780 or best of-
fer. (863)234-9553.

MALAMUTE WOLF/
SHEPHERD- puppies,
asking $20. (863)612-
0647.
Peach & White Doves, (2),
old enough to eat on their
own, $20 each. (863)675-
6214 aft 6pm.
RABBIT CAGE, Large. $30
(863)763-3451


.RABBIT OR BIRD CAGES-
several sizes, $60 will sell
separate. (863)635-4690
Frostproof.
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.



HUGE PHOTOS
Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliott's Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553



HOT TUB- Gatsby, exc.
condo 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





SINGER SEW MACH- porta-
ble w/metal cover, 2 nee-
dles w/slanting thread, all
attach, $75. neg.
(863)467-7659.


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


WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
Elliott's Pawn
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


Agriculture

-I

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




ROUND BALES OF HAY
$20. @.
863-634-9111.


HORSE AUCTION, Sat.,
April 23, Okeechobee AG
Center. Tack 11am Regis-
tered Horses 1:30pm. Can
Consign 478-627-2727
Now FL# 2122.
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.
STALLION, American sad-
dlebred, 1 year old, $500.
863-697-6421.




PATIO 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
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space.
Rent 960


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


COTrAGE, 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. 1A
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..


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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale (1CC'
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 10.1
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection I106r0
Real Estate Wanted 106 ,
Resort Property
Sale 0;
Warehouse Space 1i"5
Waterfront Property10 .



OKEECHOBEE 5 Acre
Lot in town, off Eagle
Bay Dr. Interest parties
Call (207)288-3510 or
Cell (561)301-1343.



Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB 111 AU 237
SEEKING 30-200+/'- acres
of wooded/pasture land.
Not a Realtor/Developer,
(772)460-1539.



MOBILE WORKSHOP
14x52, zoned for workshop
in Glades Co. wired 220.
$1,500 neg 352-754-8514


MobileHomes

MimIm

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



MOBILE HOME 2/2 on Wa-
terfront Lot, Lake
access, boathouse, 2
Carport, C/A, fenced yard
$139,000. 863-634-3451.
NICE 1BR/1BA Park Model
on condo lot @ Blue Cy-
press. Large lot, golf, pool
& lake access. $39,900.
"Owner Motivated".
(863)763-7623



OKEECHOBIE i/2, Central
Heat & Air, Porches, Wa-
terfront, Lake access.
Fenced yard. Hot Tub,
Many extra's. Must see!
Call Jay 863-634-3451
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 '1005
Campers 'RVs s0l1
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3035
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs i.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
BOLGER DEABLO '97, 16',
Bunzl Plywood, 15 hp Mari-
ner long shaft w/9.9 hp.,
trir, $1500 304-667-7855


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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.
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


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 Boat
Sport LE, '01
130hp, low hrs., garage
kept, boat cover & trailer
$8700
S(863)983-3189/228-1277


Lakeport, attractive cottage
private dock, w/d, c/a/h,
screen lanai. $1,200/mo.
941-322-1940 evenings



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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



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


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


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



HONDA 124M '85, 3 Wheel-
er Runs $500. (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


Automobiles



Automobiles 40.)05
Autos Wanted 1010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 40k 5
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 41065
Vans 10?0

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

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)3T14-0654
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-
1985



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.









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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.
$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

TIRES & RIMS (5), brand
new Goodyear, from 2005
Jeep, -P21575R15, $550.
863-763-1457

TRANSMISSION TURIO
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 Ill 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.


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED
ZONING RECLASSIFICATION:
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County
Planning Board on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commis-
sion Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida, to consider a request for a change in zoning
from the existing classification of Agriculture(A) to the proposed classifi-
cation of residential Single Family (RSF), a zoning district that allows for
single family homes.
The property owners and applicants are Adrian Rogers and Rose Rogers.
The property is located at 327 SW 12th Avenue and is more particularly
described as follows:
The South' 3/4 of the SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of
-Section 20, Township 37 South, Range 35 East, Okeechobee
County, Florida, LESS AND EXCEPT theSouth 15 feet thereof.
In the event that all Items before the Board are not heard,.the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 204 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commis-
sion Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THE FIRST AND SECOND HEARINGS. Any person deciding to
appeal any decision by the Board of County Commissioners or Planning
Board with respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hearing
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 ap-
peal will be based. County Clerk and.Planning and Development tapes are
for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk and of the
Planning Department.


566579 ON 04/08,17/05


William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition R-2005-0587


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED
ZONING RECLASSIFICATION:
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County
Planning Board on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. In the Commis-
sitn Meeting Room, .Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida, to consider a request for a change in zoning
from the existing classification of Residential Mobile Home (RMH) to the
proposed classification of Residential General (RG), a zoning district that
allows for higher density and multi-family housing.
The property owners and applicants are Jesse and Denise Jagoda. The
property is located at 6258 Highway 441 SE and is more particularly de-
scribed as follows:
LOTS 45, 46 AND 47, BLOCK 5, ACCORDING TO THE AMENDED PLAT
OF OWNERSHIP OF R.E. HAMRICK AND ANNIE B. HAMRICK, RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 58, PUBLIC'RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
In the event that all items before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. In the
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 204 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. In the Commis-
sion Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THE FIRST AND SECOND HEARINGS. Any person deciding to
appeal any decision by the Board of County Commissioners or Planning
Board with respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hearing
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 ap-
peal will be based. County Clerk and Planning and Development tapes are
or the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk and of the
Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition R-2005-0589.
566599 ON 04/08,17/05 '


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED
ZONING RECLASSIFICATION:
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County
Planning Board on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commis-
sion Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida, to consider a request for a change in zoning
from the existing classification of Heavy Commercial (C-2) to the pro-
posed classification of Residential General (RG), a zoning district that al-
lows for higher density and multi-family housing.
The property owners and applicants are Ralph Wayne and Cathy Pelham.
The property is located at4333 Highway 441 SE and is more particularly
described as follows:
A parcel of land in Okeechobee County, Florida. Commencing at the
Northwest corner of Government Lot 3, of Section 36, Township 37
South, Range 35 East, run thence West on an extension of the North
boundary line of said Government Lot 3, for a distance of 262.50 feet,
thence run South 11 22' West for a distance of 236.00 feet, thence run
East parallel with the North boundary line of said government Lot 3, for a
distance 1395.82 feet for POINT OF BEGINNING: thence continue East for
a distance of 22.95 feet, thence South 3226'-15" East for a distance of
855.17 feet, thence run South 2835'29" West for a distance of 342.30
feet, thence run North 6030'30" West for a distance of 265.00 feet,
thence run South 23'50'00" West for a distance of 180.95 feetto a point
on the Northerly right-of-way line of S.R. #15 (US HWY 441) thence run
North 60030'30" West along said Northedy right-of-way line of S.R. #15
(US HWY 441) for a distance of 255.47 feet, thence run North 10*55'48"
East for a distance of 183.64 feet, thence run South 6207'53" East for a
distance of 102.55 feet, thence run North 05155'55" East for a distance
of 804.21 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Lying in and comprising a
part of Section 36, Township 37 South, Range 35 East.
In the event that all items before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 204 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. In the Commis-
sion Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THE FIRST AND SECOND HEARINGS. Any person deciding to
appeal any decision by the Board of County Commissioners or Planning
Board with respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hearing
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 ap-
peal will be based. County Clerk and planning and Development tapes are
for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk and of the
Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition R-2005-0588
566595 ON 04/08,17/05


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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County
Planning Board on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commis-
sion Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street Okeechobee, Florida, to consider a request for a change in zoning
from the existing classification of Commercial (C) to the proposed classi-
fication of Residential General (RG), a zoning district that allows for high-
er density and multi-family housing.
The property owners are Trey W. and Loralie T. Bennett. The applicant is
East and.East Realty. The property is at 1951 Highway 441 SE and is
more particularly described as follows:
Being a parcel of land lying in Section 35, Township 37 South, Range 35
East, Okeechobee County, Florida and being a portion of Parcel A, TAY-
LOR CREEK ISLES SECTION FIVE, according to the plat thereof as re-
corded in Plat Book 3, Page 92 of the public records of Okeechobee
County, Florida, and being more particularly described as follows:
BEGIN at the Southeast comer of said Parcel A, TAYLOR CREEK ISLES
SECTION FIVE, said point lying on the Northerly right-of-way line of U.S.
Highway 441 (alK/a State Road No. 15), thence beat S 6736'04"W,
along the southerly boundary line of said Parcel A, and along said North-
erly right-of-way line of U.S. Highway 441, for a distance of400.00 feet
to a point,
Thence bear N 22"23'56" W, parallel with the East boundary line of said
Parcel A, for a distance of 426.97 feet to the intersection with the North-
erdy boundary line of said Parcel A, being also the Southerly right-of-way
line of S.E. 38th Trail;
Thence bear N 67"36'04" E, along said Northerly boundary line of Parcel
A, and along said Southerly right-of-way line of S.E. 38th trail, for a dis-
tance of 363.88 feet to the Northwest comer of that certain parcel of land
as described in Official Records (O.R.)Book 255, Page 1181 of the public
records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
Thence bear S 2223'16" E, along the Westerly boundary line of said O.R.
Book 255, Page 1181, for a distance of 109.82 feet to the Southwest
comer of said O.R. Book 255, Page 1181;
Thence bear N 6745'30" E, along the Southerly boundary line of said
O.R. Book 255, Page 1181, for a distance of 36.14 feet to the Northwest
comer of Parcel JJ of said TAYLOR CREEK ISLES SECTION FIVE, said
point lying on the said Easterly boundary line of Parcel A;
Thence bear S 2223'56" E, along said Easterly boundary line of Parcel A,
being also the Westerly boundary line of said Parcel JJ, for a distance of
317.05 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
TOGETHER WITH a 50 x 50 feet easement lying Southwest of and adja-
cent to the Southwest comer of the above described parcel and being
more particularly described In O.R. Book 464, Pages 211 and 213, public
records of Okeechobee County, Florida.
In the event that all Items before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the
Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Tuesday, May 10; 2005 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commis-
sion Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THE FIRST AND SECOND HEARINGS. Any person deciding to
appeal any decision by the Board of County Commissioners or Planning
Board with respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hear-
ings 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. County Clerk and Planning and Develop-
ment .apes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the
Clerk and of the Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition R-2005-0590
566422 ON 04/8,17/05


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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
A SPECIAL EXCEPTION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County
Planning Board on Tuesday, April 26, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commis-
sion Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida to consider a request for a change in zoning
from the existing classification of Agriculture (A) to the proposed classifi-
cation of Residential General (RG), a zoning district that allows for higher
density and multi-tamily housing.
The property owner and applicant is Fra-Mar Enterprises, Inc. The prop-
erty is at the NW corner of the intersection NE 40th Avenue and Highway
70 East and is more particularly described as follows:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTION 13. TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH,
RANGE 35 EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID PARCEL BE-
ING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FOR A POINT OF
REFERENCE, COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE
NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 13; THENCE SOUTH
89*43'36" WEST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 13, A
DISTANCE OF 33.00 FEET TO THE WEST RIGHT--OF-WAY LINE OF NE
40TH AVENUE AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE FOLLOWING DE-
SCRIBED PARCEL: THENCE SOUTH 00'12'51" EAST, ALONG SAID
WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 2,642.75 FEET TO AN IN-
TERSECTION WITH THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUAR-
TER OF SAID SECTION 13; THENCE SOUTH 8947'09" WEST, ALONG
SAID SOUTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 7.00 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF
THE EAST 40.00 FEET OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF SAID
SECTION 13, SAID WEST LINE ALSO BEING THE WEST LINE OF THAT
80 FOOT WIDE STRIP DEDICATED FOR PUBLIC HIGHWAY PER PLAT
BOOK 2 PAGE 15 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH 0012'51" EAST, ALONG THE SAID WEST
LINE OF THE EAST 40.00 FEET, A DISTANCE OF 117.68 FEET TO THE
NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. 70; THENCE SOUTH
8452'33" WEST, ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, A DIS-
TANCE OF 123.29 FEET; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID NORTH
RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE, SOUTH 8229'23" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 75.17
FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE LD-63 CANAL;
THENCE DEPARTING SAID NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE AND ALONG
THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE LD-63 CANAL THE FOLLOWING
COURSES AND DISTANCES;
NORTH 0730'00"WEST, A DISTANCE OF 139.23 FEET;
NORTH 000312'47" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 842.08 FEET;
NORTH 8947'13" EAST, A DISTANCE OF 60.00 FEET;
NORTH 00012'47" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 85.00 FEET;
SOUTH 8947'13" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 60.00 FEET;
NORTH 0012'47" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 150.00 FEET;
NORTH 8947'13" EAST, A DISTANCE OF 5.00 FEET;
NORTH 0012'47" WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1,184.18 FEET TO A POINT
OF CURVATURE WITH A CURVE CONCAVE SOUTHWESTERLY HAVING
A RADIUS OF 874.98 FEET; THENCE NORTHERLY ALONG THE ARC OF
SAID CURVE THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGEL OF 2548'08" A DISTANCE
OF 394.03 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 13; THENCE
DEPARTING SAID EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF THE LD-63 CANAL,
NORTH 89043'36" EAST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SECTION 13, A
DISTANCE OF 304.23 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING
14.02 ACRES, MORE OR LESS.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the
hearings shall be continued to Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in
the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304
NW`2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
A SECOND PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Board of County
Commissioners on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. in the Commis-
sion Meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THE FIRST AND SECOND HEARINGS. Any person deciding to
appeal any decision by the Board of County Commissioners or Planning
Board with respect to any matter considered at these meetings or hear-
ings will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made and the record includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal will be based. County Clerk and Planning and Development
tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk
and oi the Planning Department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition S-2005-0591
566641 ON 04/08,17/05


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Okeechobee Livestock Report


April 12,2005
Cows
Breaking
Cutter
Canner
Bulls
1000-1500
1500-2000


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$60.00
$53.00
$43.00

$64.00
$67.00


$61.00
$59.50
-$49.50

$71.00
$70.00


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Monday Tuesday
Calves 926
Cows 464
Strs 7
Hfrs- 49
Bulls 71
Yrlngs 51
Mix- -7
Total 1575

Med #1 Steers Hfrs
150-200 195-230 220-240
200-250 180-210 150-175
250-300 160-185 145-156
300-350 150-166 138-151
350-400 140-160 120-141
400-450 135-146 120-130
450-500 125-138 115-126
550-600 109-118 105-115
600-650 103-110
Med #2 Steers Hfrs
150-200 : 150-185 125-165
200-250 160-175
250-300 140-170 135-145
300-350 130-150 120-138
350-400 124-140 120-121
400-450 128-135 110-120
Small #1
150-200 X X
250-300 X X
300-350 X X
Sales volume this year is behind what it was last year and prices continue to
get even higher on Feeder calves. I guess it's a numbers game, short supply.
Cows and bulls were steady and still plenty good. Calves were $3 higher and
some cases more. Labelle Ranch, Labelle sold the top calf this week with a
high of $2.45. Pat Howell of Immokalee sold the top cow is week with a high of
$62. We have 75 bred and pairs for sale here at the market.


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