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There were 254 anglers
who braved the choppy
waters of Lake Okeechobee
Saturday morning to com-
pete in the BFL bass tourna-
ment being held at the Okee-
Tantie Marina.
As they returned to Okee-
Tantie later in the day, it
became apparent that it had
been a difficult day on the
lake for most of them.
In the boaters division,
Gary Niemi of Lake. -Placid
brought 22.07 lbs. of bass to
the scale to take first place
and the $3,996 first-place
check.
Jim Hurlock Jr. of Lake
Worth came in a close sec-
ond with 21.07 lbs. of fish
that he caught on spinner-
bait. His catch earned him
$1,998.
Sports, Page 6

DrougIlt Index
Current: 210
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.17 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
14.29 feet


Staff photo/MaryAnn Morris
On Southwest 24th Street, Billie Jean Reynolds is waiting for the roofer to repair her
house. A tree fell on the house during one of the 2004 hurricanes, knocking two holes
in the roof.
Are you ready for hurricane season?


By MaiyAnn Morris
Okeechobee News
As the 2005 hurricane season
looms closer, area residents are
still trying to recover from last
year's storms.
"It's fieen more than six
months since the last hurricane
ravaged our state, yet as many as
140,000 Floridians still have
unsettled claims on severely
damaged homes or worse -
some Floridians have no homes
and are trying to start over," said
Tom Gallagher, Florida's chief
financial officer.
"Insurance companies have
provided data showing about 93
percent of hurricane claims have
been settled," he continued.
"Although I'm pleased for the 93
percent who have been taken
care of, as Florida's chief finan-
cial officer I'm focused on getting
the remaining 7 percent of the
claims resolved before the next
hurricane season starts on June
1."
Even if insurance claims are
settled, homeowners are having.
trouble getting the repairs done.
"A lot of people are repairing
their homes. I can tell by the
number of permits being
pulled," said Okeechobee Coun-


ty building official Arnold Ver-
way. "But, I am afraid, too. From
what I hear, repairs are made
without permits and with con-
struction methods that do not
meet code. My second worry is
that the RVs parked beside peo-
ple's homes and in driveways are
not tied down the way FEMA
(Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency) installed RVs are.
A heavy wind can turn one over
and someone could be hurt -or
killed. Sewage and gas lines are
sitting there, exposed. To me this
is a bleak, bleak outlook."
Emergency officials worry
that if a hurricane hits Florida this
season, there will not be enough
shelter for those whose homes
were damaged and have not
been repaired.
"Our shelters were adequate
last time," said Gene O'Neill,
Okeechobee Emergency Man-
agement director, "but 63 per-
cent of the population of Okee-
chobee County lived in mobile
homes. So many of those have
been destroyed and there are no
new homes to replace them.
We're going to be in trouble for
shelter space now."
According to Mr. O'Neill,
2,158 homes in Okeechobee
County were destroyed or had


major damage from the 2004
hurricanes. Damage was about
equally split between site-built
homes and mobile homes.
FEMA statistics estimated that
80 percent of the homes in Okee-
chobee County sustained some
damage from the storms.
"Our housing shortage is criti-
cal," said Okeechobee Fire Chief
Nick Hopkins. "We even have
teachers who have to commute,
and that is not because of the
storms no rental housing is
available. Plus, more and more
of our migrant population is
becoming permanent."
Older mobile homes suffered
greatly during the 2004 disasters.
But age is a consideration when
looking at the risk of hurricane
damage to mobile homes,
according to the Florida Depart-
ment of Financial Services.
Until 1994 there were no
requirements that mobile homes
meet current wind resistance
standards for construction, and
until 1999 for installations. The
2000 U.S. Census estimated that
there were over 600,000 mobile
homes in Florida, most were
owner-occupied and an average
85 percent were built before
See Hurricanes Page 2


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At their monthly meeting
tonight, the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Code Enforcement Board is
scheduled to hear 17. cases.
Seven of those cases will
come under the heading of
new business, while two of
them are old business. The
board is scheduled to impose
fines on seven cases and con-
sider one reduction of fine.
Virginia Taylor and Myrtle
Purvis have been charged with
care of premises on their S.W.
Ninth Avenue property.
Alien Hampton faces
charges of care of premises,
inoperable/unlicensed vehicles
and overgrown weeds on his


N.W Third Street property.
Derelict mobile homes and
care of premises are the
charges against Aline Ramirez
for properties on N.E. 11th
Street and N.E. Seventh Lane.
Dan R. Buchanan has been
cited for care of premises, nui-
sance ordinances, overgrowth,
trash and debris, unsafe struc-
ture, unlicensed/inoperable
vehicles and prohibited uses in
a residential mobile home zon-
ing district. The property in
question is located on S.E. 60th
Drive.
Code enforcement officers
cited Mitchell A. Mosley for
removing a burned structure
without a demolition permit,
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Manuel Gimaldo of Clewiston was driving a tractor-trail-
er south on U.S. 98 when, according to Deputy Michael
Hazellief of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, Mr.
Gimaldo tried to make a left turn onto U.S. 441 N.
Because of his rate of speed, said the deputy, the trailer
of sludge he was hauling tipped over. Dep. Hazellief said
Mr. Gimaldo was not injured. The accident, he continued,
is under investigation.







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1995.
The number of mobile homes
built before 1995 may have much
to do with the severe lack of hous-
ing now facing this area.
After Hurricane Andrew, build-
ing codes were re-written to
require both site-built and manu-
factured housing to meet major
hurricane wind levels. Housing
built after 1995 is called manufac-
tured housing as compared to site-
built housing to distinguish the
newer, more stringent standards.
"Of course, and that is only
common sense," said Mr. Verway.
"If mobile homes have had a bad
rap for so many years, wouldn't
you look at how to make it better
next time? Of course they're better
now."
"There really weren't any prob-
lems with the newer mobile
homes," said Mr. O'Neill.
"If one reader reads your article
and thinks twice about buying a
used mobile home, then we've
won," said Mr. Verway.
"We've sold around 400 manu-
factured homes since the Septem-
ber hurricanes 85 to 90 percent
of the buyers have been storm vic-
tims," said Larry Douglas, owner of
Dwight Hatfield Homes. "Last
quarter of 2003 we probably sold
60. The better manufactured
homes sold today have 2 x 6-inch
studs, 16 inches on center, and


other requirements above that of a
site-built house. People are financ-
ing with SBA, FEMA and bank
loans and insurance proceeds.
"Okeechobee County Building
and Zoning, the Health Depart-
ment and OUA (Okeechobee Utili-
ty Authority) have really gone to bat
for the people. They've done every-
thing they could to get people back
into a home. We have other dealer-
ships in other counties, but Okee-
chobee County really cares about
its people.
"I don't understand, though
why FEMA wants to spend so
much money building temporary
mobile home parks. Why can't
they give people the money and
put the homes on regular lots?"
asked Mr. Douglas.
Throughout the areas hit by the
2004 storms, unrepaired roofs are
still covered with blue tarps. The
blue tarps are manufactured to last
around three months, and some
are leaking now.,
"More homes have been con-
demned due to leaking tarps after
the heavy rains we've had recent-
ly," said Mr. O'Neill.
A recent press release from the
State Insurance Commissioner
reminds homeowners that the cost
to replace a tarp is paid by home-
owners insurance under the origi-
nal claim.
People living in homes with
damaged roofs don't know what to
do.
"My sister and I rent these two
houses. The landlord is an elderly
man. He says he can't get insur-


ance because the houses are too
old, so I'm doing the best I can,"
said Wade Barnhill, on N.W 10th
Street in Okeechobee.
"My aunt lives on N.W Ninth
Street. Her insurance only paid
enough to do half the work. She's
trying to get the rest done," said
Donnell Patrick.
"We had no problems with our
insurance," said Billie Jean
Reynolds of S.W. 24th Street in
Okeechobee. "Now, we're waiting
for the roofer to come. We had a
big tree branch come down on the
roof. It never leaked, but when the
man came to trim the tree, he said,
'Mrs. Reynolds, do you know you
have two holes in your roof where
this limb came down?' We didn't
have anything to use to fix it and
neither did he, so we used two alu-
minum pie pans and caulked them
on. Itworked!"
Many hurricane-damaged
homes could not be repaired, forc-
ing residents to move into FEMA
trailers.
The length of time people are
allowed to stay in FEMA trailers is
determined bi-monthly. Every two
months FEMA will review each sit-
uation and decide whether or not
an individual qualifies for contin-
ued housing.
"We lived in Treasure Island
before the hurricanes last fall, and
paid about $600 a month rent for a
three bedroom home, but the
landlord raised the rent so we had
to find another place to live," said
Mrs. Michael Donaldsoh, who is liv-
ing in a FEMA RV in Okeechobee


with her husband and two daugh-
ters. "We found another place
behind Burger King, but it had
been damaged by Hurricane
Frances.
"The landlord said he would fix
it and it would be ready in a couple
weeks. I called him, but he put me
off, so finally we drove by and
found he had rented it to someone
else.
Mrs. Donaldson said the couple
sent their daughters, ages 12 and
15, to live with her sister. She and
her husband stayed with a friend of
her husbands who also needed
help.
"FEMA found a small trailer for
the four of us, but it lost its roof in
Hurricane Jeanne so we went to
stay with my husband's sister. Now
we have this RV for four people,"
said Mrs. Donaldson. "My hus-
band's gas to and from work runs
$200 a week, it costs me $20 a
week to do laundry for four people
and we pay $100 a month for stor-
age of the things we have left from
our house. We can't feed and
clothe four people and pay $800 a
month in rent much less first,
last and security."
Mrs. Donaldson said they hope
to find a home soon, but every
three- to four-bedroom home they
call on wants $1,200 a month, or
more, in rent.
"The best that could happen, I
guess, would be some kind of rent
subsidy," she added.
With this year's hurricane sea-
son only six weeks away, emer-
gency personnel are gearing up for


the predicted possibility of major
hurricane strikes.
"Since 9/11 all agencies in
Okeechobee County have been
working to assure coordination of
efforts," said Major Noel Stephen of
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Department. "We have had mock
disasters and have been compli-.
mented by other agencies on our
operations. To assure communica-
tions under the worst of condi-
tions, emergency volunteer HAM
radio operators have space on the
county communications tower
and the Road Maintenance Depart-
ment has one of our radios also.
We have identified locations where
unrepaired homes exist and
which are occupied, and which are
not so we are prepared to evac-
uate those residents who are most
at risk to safe shelter."
"In order to protect their lives
and property, and avoid some of
the horror stories I have witnessed,
I am encouraging all Floridians to
prepare for this year's storms now,
said Mr. Gallagher.
He went on to say this includes
reviewing insurance policies and
verifying the up-to-date value of
property; considering flood insur-
ance if the area has been known to
flood or if the area is vulnerable to a
hurricane storm surge; considering
'law and ordinance' coverage if
your house does not meet present
building codes; and, reviewing the
actual amount of hurricane
deductible. More information can
be found on the department's
website at www.fldfs.com.


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care of premises and placing a
used singlewide mobile home on
his N.E. Seventh Lane property
without proper permits.
Sonya Corbett and Scott Gabor
were cited kor care of premises,
nuisance ordinances, over-
growth, trash and debris, unsafe
structure and unlicensed/inopera-
ble vehicles on their S.E. 34th
Avenue property.
Under the heading of old busi-
ness, Carol Anderson was given
until April 17 to secure a demoli-
tion permit and clear her S.R. 70
East property.
By April 19, Eddie James Neal
and Sheila Neal were to have a
signed contract with a contractor
and have applied for a permit to
bring a structure on N.E. 13th
Street up to code.
Kenneth Fuller faces a fine of
$25 a day for every day that his
S.E. 57th Drive property is not in
compliance.
If the property of Edwardo
Pineda and Eleazer Gomez is not
in compliance, they could face a
fine of $50 a day.
The case of John and Linda
Ogilvie was continued from the
March 15 meeting. If their N.W.
74th Terrace property is not in


compliance, the board could
impose a fine of $25 a day for
every day of noncompliance.
If the N.W Fourth Street prop-
erty of Patricia Ann Julian is not in
compliance, she could face a fine
of $25 a day.
Vera Suggs could also face a
$25-a-day fine if her N.E. 12th
Lane property is not in compli-
ance.


board ordered Arnold and Shirley
Lewis to remove an unpermitted
structure from tlAeir S.E. Sixth
Avenue property by the April
meeting or face a fine of $25 a
day.
If the N.E. 15th Avenue proper-
ty of Larry Wright and Alma
Wright is not in compliance, they
could face a $25 a day fine.
Rueben Mexicano has applied


At the March meeting, the for a reduction in fine.











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Seniors Athena.Valladares (left) and Kelli Cochran (right)
were stunning in their new gowns as they arrived at the
O.H.S. Junior/Senior Prom this past weekend.


Obituaries


Henry Lee Aldridge
Henry Lee Aldridge, age 83, of
Linthicum, Md., died March 27,
2005, at Gilchrist Hospice. He was
born Sept. 10, 1921, in Alabama.
Mr. Aldridge worked as a master
electrician for Pratt Whitney until
he retired.
He was a member of the
Grand Lodge of Georgia-Tucker
042; life member of Yaarab
Shriners of Atlanta, Ga.; Master
Mason; Pillar Club of Brooklyn;
Order of the Eastern Star-Oden-
ton Chapter 029. His interests
were travel,- sightseeing, camping
and fishing.
He was preceded in death by:
son, Ricky Aldridge; brother, Han-
cel Aldridge and sister, Annette
Ward.
Survivors include: his wife, Lil-
lian Aldridge; daughter, Judy
Hamilton of Georgia; brothers,
George and Frank Aldridge; sis-
ters, Bertha -Stricklhrid; Hazel
McClure, Rebecca Jean Watts and
Mary Mathis, all of Alabama.
Visitation was held on March
30 with funeral services on March
31. Interment was held at Glen
Haven.
Memorial donations may be
made to Gilchrist Center for Hos-
pice Care, 6601 N. Charles St. Bal-
timore, Md. 21204.
All arrangements were under
the direction of Singleton Funeral
Home in Maryland.
Betty Jane Trivits
Betty Jane Trivits, age 63, of
Okeechobee, died Sunday, April
17, 2005, at Palms West.Hospital
in Loxahatchee. She was born
May 31, 1941, in Elkton, Md. Mrs.
Trivits, a former 20 year resident
of. Forest Hill, W.Va., had resided
in Okeechobee for two years. She
was a member of the Church of
God.
She was preceded in death by:
her granddaughter, Jessica A.
Steele; and, brothers, Arthur,
Vaughn and Bob Tweed.
Survivors include: her beloved
husband of 45 years, Bob Trivits of
Okeechobee; son, Jeff (Tracy)
Robert Trivits, Sr. of Okeechobee;
daughters, Christine L. Trivits of
Gonzales, La., Ruth A. Trivits of
New Castle, Del. and Mary (Mike)
E. Cragehead of Forest Hill, WVa.;
seven grandchildren; brother,
John Tweed, Sr. of New Castle,
Del.; and sisters, Dorothy Tweed
of Dover, Del., Grace Kennedy
and Bea Cook of Northeast, Md.
Friends may call at the Okee-
chobee Church of God, 301 N.E.
Fourth Ave. on Thursday, April 21,
from 1 p.m. until funeral service
time at 2 p.m. Pastor Larry Kilgore
will officiate and interment will
follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


Alice V Martin
Alice V. Martin, age 72, of
Okeechobee, died Sunday, April
17, 2005, at Okeechobee Health
Care Facility. She was born May
31, 1932, in Lake Worth. Mrs. Mar-
tin had been a resident of Okee-
chobee since 1973. She enjoyed
playing bingo.
Survivors include: her beloved
husband of 45 years, Dennis C.
Martin of
Okeechobee; children, David
(Charlene) Moreland of Stuart,
Lee Martin of Okeechobee, Linda
(Clayton) Haywood of Fort Myers,
Alan King of Cleveland, Ohio and
Ernie King of Cocoa; granddaugh-
ter, Heather Lambert of Okee-
chobee; 11 grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren; brother, Jack
Willis of West Palm Beach; and,
sister, Lorene Lindsey of Tallahas-
see.
Friends may call at the Buxton
Funeral Home on Wednesday,
April 20, from 2 p.m. until funeral
service time at 3 p.m.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Virginia.
Wheeler Power
Virginia Wheeler Power, age
83, of Okeechobee, died Sunday,
April 17, 2005, at her residence.
She was born May 22, 1921, in
Coral Gables. Mrs. Power had
been a resident of Okeechobee
over 30 years.
She was preceded in death by:
her first 'husband, George A.
Wheeler; son, Ronald Wheeler;
and, brothers, Brice, Lloyd, Jim
and J.W Mayo.
Survivors include: her beloved
husband of 22 years, William R.
Power, Sr. of Okeechobee; son,
Hollis (Lucy) Wheeler of Lees-
burg; stepdaughter, Michele Wat-
ford of Okeechobee; stepsons,
William R. Power, Jr. of Fort
Pierce and James (Kimberly) M.
Power-of Bradenton; grandchil-
dren, Pam, Tricia, Brett, Eric,
Tristin and Karleea; two great-
grandchildren; brother, Floyd
Mayo of Georgia; and, sisters,
Hilda Crenshaw, Merideth Plum-
mer and Ruby Horton, all of Geor-
gia.
Friends may call at the Buxton
Funeral Home on Wednesday,
April 20, from 5 until 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be con-
ducted at the Buxton Funeral
Home on Thursday, April 21, at 10
a.m. Interment will follow in Ever-
green Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to Big
Lake Hospice, 309 N.W Fifth St.,
Okeechobee, Fla. 34972.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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"I just wanted to say that I really love your Speak Out column and I
really love the Looking Back pictures. They are just wonderful. Thank
you."

Wonderful Article
"Saturday's paper had Reflections from the Pulpit with Pastor Jim
Dawson, the assistant pastor at the Methodist Church. It really blessed
me and I want thank him for the article. It made me want to go to
church. He spoke the truth and I thank God for ministers like him. It's
wonderful to know we have pastors and preachers in Okeechobee
like Pastor Jim Dawson that could put a message in the paper that
can touch people."

Get Real
"How in the world can you blame President Bush for a woman
who doesn't want to get out and get a job and wants to sell her chil-
dren? Get real."

Wrong
"This is to the person who called in about 'Doing Badly' this is
so wrong. I have two children, which I don't get child support for, and
I don't sell my children in to prostitution. I think she needs to be a
woman and step up and do things the right way."

Disgusting
"The comment of callers who blames President Bush for the
actions of the mother who sold and prostituted her daughters is as
disgusting as the mother herself."

Slap on the Hand
"This is to the person who called in feeling sorry for the lady turn-
ing her children over to prostitution. Nobody forced her to do it. We
feel sorry for you. It is people like you that allow people that kill 13
year olds and do these harmful things to our children to get away with
it, with only a slap on the hand."

There Is Help
"Every once in awhile, the Speak Out column shows that people
do not understand the American way and how the government
works. The president, the Congress and the Senate do not have any
control over this woman that prostituted her children. Don't blame
them; put the blame where it belongs right on her shoulders.
There are government agencies here in Okeechobee set up to help
when there is a problem such as this. The churches in this area will
help if they know there is a problem. She could have opened her
mouth and asked for help that would have taken some courage as
well as some pride. I guess you think that I do not know anything
about being poor and not having anything to eat, clothes to wear or a
place to sleep, but think again. I grew up with a little sister and a
mother who worked three jobs to keep us in clothes, food and shel-
ter. But we loved each other, and that is more than I can say for this
mother. She does not deserve the title of mother. God have mercy on
her and give her daughters some peace in their life."

Rough Road
"I was on Berman road the other day and noticed the speed limit
sin that, by The Way, was waytoo small. It stated the speed limit was
45 mph for'car,'afid 40 mph for semi trucks and the like. Now, that
r,oad is narrow and I understand the speed limiVhat I reallywonder
is Wi{v is 15-A als6 45 mph lor both semi trucks and cars. It is also nar-
roy, but rough as a cob. I is populated, has children playing along
side and walking and has a lot more traffic. It, 15-A is a more danger-
ous road than Berman Road ever thought of being. What is the mat-
ter with our road department? I 't take a brilliant person to real-
ize the danger of 15-A. Now what does one do to correct this
problem?" (Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. The speed limit on
County Road 15-A is set by the Okeechobee County Board of County
Commissioners. If you are concerned about the speed limit and the
condition of the road, we suggest you contact your county commis-
sioner. The number for the county commissioner's office is (863)
763-6441.)

Fault
"This is about "Doing Badly". If the mother of those two girls
would have gone to HRS, she would have been given food stamps.
They would have seen to it that they would have had a place to live,
and those kids could have been in school. At $20 for the act of prosti-
tution, that she had that girl perform, that is the price for rock cocaine.
Wake up and smell the roses. They are the ones at fault."

Female Offenders
"In the paper it says to castrate all those sex offenders, but what
about the women who are sex offenders these teachers and,
women like that?You sure can't castrate them."

Not Confused.
"Martha Stewart lied and ended having to wear an ankle bracelet.
George Bush lied about the war and how it was financed. But before
we slap a bracelet on George, I would like to know if the right wing is
so disoriented and confused about morality issues that it's OK for
some people to lie? I am not a bit confused."





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Upcoming Events

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W Third St., at 8 p.m.
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m. in the conference room at
The Gathering, 1735 S.W 24th Ave., for a weekly 12-step recovery
and support group meeting for women overcoming chemical
dependency. For information, call (863) 467-1112 or (863) 357-
4418.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Any-
one 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. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call
Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will
go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else inter-
ested are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-
4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave for breakfast. For infor-
mation, 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 meet-
ing. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the.Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming
a member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at
(863) 763-6076.
The Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., is having
Bible studies at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring
many Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at
(863) 467-2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is
located next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group that
offers support and education for people who have been diagnosed
with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective
disorder or dual diagnosis.
Wednesday
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 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 program to help women with cancer by teaching them
beauty techniques to diminish appearance-related side effects of
treatment. R.S.V.P. 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 information, 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 infor-
mation, contact Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
0183.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet
for a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. and services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger
Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-
2285.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information,
call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.


Community Events

Church of God hosting revival
The Okeechobee Church of God, 3011 N.E. Fourth Ave., will host
a revival April 19-20 with Evangelist Tim Finlayson from Rockledge.
Services will begin at 7:30 each evening. For information, call (863)
763-4127.
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 invited.
La escuela Seminole Elementary van a tener su junta del Conse-
jo 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 Mi,-cI.i' ,il be hosted by Her-
itage Financial Services, 309 S.W Park St., on April 21 starting at 8
a.m. For information, call (863) 467-8899. All Chamber members
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; Thursday, May 26, "Yel-
low Raft, Blue Water" Michael Dorris; and Thursday, June 23,
"Before Women Had Wings" Connie Fowler. If you have questions
or would like more information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-
9980.
Gospel sing celebration planned
Cowboys for Christ will be having a gospel sing on April 21 with
Mery Lanier as Celebration, at the Basinger Civic Center on U.S. 98
N. The evening will start with a pot luck dinner at 6 p.m. Everyone is
asked to bring a covered dish. The gospel sing will start at 7 p.m. For
information call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285, or Kim Davis at
(863) 467-2855.
Saddle cleaning benefits 4-H club
The Bits & Spurs 4-H Horse Club will hold a saddle cleaning
fundraiser on April 23, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Eli's Western
Wear, 907 W. North Park St. They will be cleaning saddles, selling
hamburgers and hotdogs and holding other fundraising events.
Hamburgers and hotdogs will be sold from 10:45 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Proceeds of this fundraiser will help .send members to summer
horsemanship school.
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 regis-
trations 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 building,
700 S.W. Second Ave., starting at 10 a.m. We will be collecting back-
to-school supplies for the Okeechobee children in foster care. We
will continue to collect supplies through the July meeting. For infor-
mation, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
Free Lunchbox Lecture is planned
The public is invited to a free Lunchbox Lecture featuring psy-
chotherapist Dr. Brenda Garma, PhD, LMHC, on April 26 from 11:30
a.m. until 1 p.m. The topic of the lecture will be sex education for
teens/parents. The lecture will be held in the upstairs meeting room
of the Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E. Park Street. Bring your
lunch, beverages will be provided. Lunchbox Lectures are present-
ed by the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force and are sponsored
by the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition. Future lectures will
focus on sexual predators, adolescence and sexual boundaries, and
techniques to use for children that are self mutilating. For informa-
tion, 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, executive
director, at (863) 357-MAIN.


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Chobee Starz win state cheerleading championship


The Chobee Starz cheerlead-
ing squad has a great deal of to
be proud. This was a year of
firsts for them: it was their first
year in existence; their first com-
petitive team; and, their first
state championship.
The team traveled to the
James L. Knight International
Center in Miami on the weekend
of April 2-3 to compete in the
Florida state championship
cheerleading competition. To
the surprise of everyone includ-
ing their coach Carla Hearld,
they came home with the title of
Florida State Champions.
"This is something that none
of us anticipated," stated Hearld.
"We overcame a lot of obstacles
this year, but we were deter-
mined to work hard and be the
best that we could. This was the
first year for the Starz cheerlead-
ing program, and a lot was riding
on the results. As a coach, I sat at
the competition thinking that
there was no way these guys are
going to finish in the top five
after seeing some of the other
teams perform.
,"But without fail, the girls
turned in one of their best per-
formances of the year and
wound up Florida State Champi-
ons with a score of 74.3. The
dedication these girls and one
guy gave is unheard of. Without
a facility to practice in, they
learned gymnastics/tumbling
with a mat at the tennis courts
during the rain and cold this win-,
ter. Nothing stopped them.
Whenever something was
thrown at them, they stood up to
the challenge. I have never seen
a group of kids with this.type of
dedication and perseverance.
This was definitely a year of
amazing accomplishments."
Even though this is the first
year of competition for the
Chobee Starz, they are not
strangers to winning. They fin-
ished second at the Mid-state
Madness Qualifier. They then
went on to finish first at the
regionals at the Royal Champi-
ons National Tournament.


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Courtesy photo
In just their first year of existence, the Chobee Starz cheerleading team won their state cham-
pionship on April 3 at the James L. Knight International Center in Miami. Team members are:
(top row. left to right) Marissa Hearld, Kayla Hearld and Kimberly Hernandez; (middle row,
left to right) Stacey Elmore, Lauren Halliday, Joe Snowball, Bryttany Simonton, Erica Fred-
erick and Kylie Shirley; (front row, left to right) Autumn Woffard and Nikki Delcamp.


The state championship in
Miami featured the top cheer-
leading squads from around the
state. Hearld admiLted that.she
felt nervous about her team's
chances.
"li was the best of the best
teams that competed for several
years. I didn't know what to
expect. This was our first year,"
she said.


Not only did the Starz com-
pete all over the state of Florida,
but they also received a commu-
nity service award for participat-
ing and helping to raise money
for the National Alliance for
Autism 'Research and Juvenile
Diabetes. The award was pre-
sented -to them on March 12 at
the Palm Beach Convention Cen-
ter.


The squad also volunteered
their time. to provide the enter-
tainment for the March of Dimes
Walk America event on March,
19. Nikki Delcamp, one of the
team members, is the ambassa-
dor of the March of Dimes in
Okeechobee.
For information on the
Chobee Starz, visit their website
at: Chobeestarz.com.


Sports Briefs


Youth cheerleading
clinic is scheduled
A cheerleading clinic began
Monday, April 18, and will end
Thursday. April 21. The clinic at
Yearling Middle School starts at
5:30 p.m. Try-outs will be FridaN,
April 22, in the Yearling gymnasi-
um beginning at 5:30 p.m. sharp.
For information contact Bar-


bara Stokes at i863' 634-91741
Links tourney aids
Arnolds Wildlife Center
Arnold's Wildliie Rehabilila-
iion Center will host its annual
golf tournamElnt at'the Okee-
chobee Golf and (CountryClub on
April23, ..
The scramble will begin at
a.m. and will be followed by a


luncreonr and the presentation ol
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.
fleadturners3.com
plans new bass trail
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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
Cle' iston
Information is available on
their website at www.headturn-
ers3.com.


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Gary Niemi of Lake Placid took first place in the boater divi-
sion of the BFL bass tournament Saturday at Okee-Tantie
Marina with 22.07 Ibs.

Niemi takes top honors

at BFL bass tournament


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
There were 254 anglers who
braved the choppy waters of Lake
Okeechobee Saturday morning to
compete in the BFL bass tourna-
ment being held at the Okee-Tantie
Marina.
As they returned to Okee-Tantie.
later in the day, it became apparent
that it had been a difficult day on
the lake for most of them.
In the boaters division, Gary
Niemi of Lake Placid brought 22.07
lbs. of bass to the scale to take first
place and the $3,996 first-place
check.
Jim Hurlock Jr. of Lake Worth
came in a close second with 21.07
lbs. of fish that he caught on spin-
nerbait. His catch earned him
$1,998.
Third place went to Travis Bran-
nen of Ft. Pierce with 20.07 lbs. He
took home a check for $1,309.
Paul Dominguez of, Port St.
Lucie brought 20.01 lbs. to the scale
to capture fourth place and a check
for $1,017.
Daryl Deka of Wellington


earned $836 for his fifth place finish
with 19.10 lbs.
The big fish honors in the
boater division went to Dave
Cramer of Cape Coral. He pulled in
a beautiful 9.03-lb. lunker using a
Wave Tiki Worm to earn $635.
In the co-angler division, Greg
Sorrell of Ft. Myers earned $1,998
for finishing in first place with a
total weight of 16.15 lbs.
Brandon McMillan of Belle
Glade took second place with
16.00 lbs. He was presented with a
check for $999 for his effort.
Third place went to Kenneth
Petitti of Palm Bay with 14.02 lbs.,
which earned him a check for
$651.
Anthony Valachovic of Coral
Springs took fourth place with
13.11 lbs. He received a check for
$509.
Bryan Westrick of Myaklka City
took home a $418 fifth-place check
*for his total weight of 13.08 lbs.
The big fish award of $318 in
the co-angler division went to
Randy Marrs of Palm Bay for the
8.01 lb. bass he caught on spinner-
hait .


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At the Movies


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman The-
atres Ill.
Movie times for Friday, April
15, through Thursday, April 21,
are as follows:
Theatre I "Sahara" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:05
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9:05 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9:05 p.m.
Theatre II "Fever Pitch" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "Amityville 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, Wednes-
day and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863)
763-7202.

Briefs

Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family life
with nutritious meals, good daily
care and a stimulating environ-
ment. Foster parents may be mar-
ried, divorced or single. Their most
important characteristic is that they
are caring individuals who under-
stand the problems and needs of
foster children. Please contact
Karissa Richards at 1- (800) 403-
9311.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Since its creation by Congress in
1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxil-
iary has served as the civilian, non-
military component of the Coast
Guard. Today, the 33,000 volunteer
men and women of the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary are active on the
waterways, and classrooms in over
2,000 cities and towns across the
nation. Each year, Auxiliarists (folks
just like you) save almost 500 lives,
assist some 15,000 boaters in dis-
tress, conduct more the, 150,000
courtesy safety examinations of
recreation vessels and teach over
500,000 students in boating and
water safety courses. The results of
these efforts save taxpayers hun-
dreds of millions of dollars every
year. For information, call (863)
467-3085.
EYDC is in
need of volunteers
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs through-
out the state. The Eckerd Youth
Development Center (EYDC)
needs you to share your skills or
special talents in making a differ-
ence in the lives of troubled youth.
Volunteers are needed as tutors,
translators, arts and crafts instruc-
tors, mentors, job preparation and
search instructors, recreation aides
and assistance in developing a
youth choir. Wouldn't you like to
make a difference? If so, please
contact Rick Hargraves at EYDC,
7200 U.S. Hwy. 441 N., Okee-
chobee, Fl. 34972. (863) 763-2174,
ext. 234.
Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County Public
Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., has
announced a new service for those
patrons with e-mail accounts. You
can join the Chapter-A-Day Online
Book Club sponsored by the
Friends of the Okeechobee County
Library. All you need to do is visit
the library's web page at
www.heartlineweb.org/oke and
choose the link to the Online Book
Club. Simply follow the directions
on the page. You will start receiving
chapters from popular books in
your daily e-maij. After you have
read two or three chapters from a
book, you will begin receiving
chapters from a new one. Each
Monday you will start a new book.
There is no charge for this service.
You don't even need a library card.
All you need is an e-mail address
and five minutes a day to sample
the wonderful world of reading
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Auctions 105
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Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
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900 Numbers 1601


Found: Dog, Dalmation. Call
Okeechobee Animal Control
(863)357-3225

BIRD, MACAU (Parrot), Multi-
Colors. Vic of Lakeshore
Middle School.
(561)996-0060. Reward
CAT, White Calico, Female,
Vic. of Wolf Rd. & Eagle Bay
Drive. Lost on Easter Sun-
day. (863)763-1457.


JACK RUSSEL, M, Brown &
White w/leather'collar, 4/5,
R/BAR Estates vic. Reward.
(863)634-3223
KEYS- w/remote, car keys,
house keys, tag "W", vic of
SE 32nd ST.
(863)357-1386.
SIBERIAN HUSKY Solid white,
blue eyes, Name is Heidi.
Very friendly (863)763-3721

CAT- Large, neutered, male, 6
yrs old, (561)924-5812 Free
to good home only.

DOG, Approx. 2 months old.
Male, Free to good home.
(863)763-4512
FREE KITTENS- 6 weeks old,
2 females, 3 males.
(863)675-3904.
FREE OAK FIREWOOD, As
much as you need. Just
bring a saw to cut the wood.
(863)467-4304.
GUN SAFE- tall, needs lock.
(863)946-1481
OAK FIRE WOOD You haul.
(863)467-8856.


CASHIER NEEDED
For Country Store
(863)763-0473.
BARBER OR BEAUTICIANS
FT/PT $30 Chair rent or 30%
Commission. Rocky
(863)763-7396.
DRYWALL FINISHERS
Experienced, Please
Call (863)655-2939
DISPATCHER
FOR A/C COMPANY
Motivated, dependable
computer skills
Benefits, DFW
(863)763-8391
PROJECTIONIST NEEDED
Will train. Apply in person @
Brahman Theater III
1605 S. Parrot Ave.


EmIloyet
FullTime


NIGHT OWLS
Second job or prefer
night work?. Night
shift positions are
now hiring. Martin Pe-
troleum's Turnpike
operations 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 post-
tion Is currently avall-
able. Apply at:
Ft, Drum Citgo, mm
184, fL Turnpike
(863)763-9383
DFWP

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.
P/T Vehicle Immobilization
Officer Okeechobee
County Law Enforcement
back ground preferred. Posi-
tion requires valid Florida DL
and own transportation. Job
requires placement/removal
of apparatus to DUI offender
vehicles in accordance with
Florida State Statutes.
Please fax resume to
(772)465-8488.
Local
Construction Company
Looking for person
EXPERIENCED
in framing, roofing,
carpentry, drywall,
painting & trim work.
Class D license required.
863-357-1804


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GLADES COUNTY PROPERTY
APPRAISER'S OFFICE
Has an opening in the Mapping
Department. The position consists of:
parcel mapping for appraisal purposes
using ESRI ArcGIS software. Applicants
need experience in understanding and
drawing legal descriptions. Must have
good computer skills. Applications
accepted in Room 202, Mon-Fri 8am
to 5pm at The Glades County
Courthouse, 500 Ave. J,
Moore Haven, FL 33471


Looking for Someone,.
experienced in concrete
block and flatwork.
Must have driver's
license.
863-357-0852
MA, LPN or
RECEPTIONIST
Needed for busy
doctors office. Experience
required. Excellent Benefits.
Call: (863)467-7084
SERVICE DRIVER NEEDED
w/Class B CDL required.
40+ hrs. perweek.
Good Pay. Reliable.
Call: Mid Florida Portable
Toilets @ (863)655-2940.
WANTED: EXPERIENCED
TRACTOR, BOBCAT &
LOADER OPERATORS.
Good pay w/experience.
Possible benefits.
(772)336-9636
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 Required.
Call 772-287-6820
Ext. 420
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
the classified.


DIESEL MECH.- exp. only,
Good hrly rate @ Ford
DIrship. Okeechobee Ford
Co. 3175 Hwy 441 8.
DUMP/ROLL OFF
TRUCK DRIVERS:
Experience a must. Good
pay to the right person.
Possible benefits.
call (772)336-9636
EXPERIENCED
TRACK HOE OPERATOR
WANTED. (863)634-1136
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified
FOOD SERVICE
PERSONNEL
For Juvenile Cor-
rectional Feeding
Program. Food
Production Expe-
rience. Must
have a clean
background & be
able to pass Drug
Screening for se-
curity clearance.
Benefits with ad-
vancement op-
portunity.
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tunities for career employ-
ment or part time positions.
Competitive pay, benefits
and mileage reimbursement.
Will train responsible people.
Shift positions available for
cashiers, drivers'and fuel
service attendants.
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APPRENTICES &
COMMERCIAL
ELECTRICIANS
Loading S. FLA Electrical
Contractor has immediate
opening for large Commer-
cial-job in Palm Beach Gar-
dens area. Min. 3 yrs
Commercial experience prefer-
reded. Top pay with benefits,
paid vac/holidays.
DFWP/EOE
Call 800-330-9531


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


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.J-W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442


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

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

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


NEEDED

LAUNDRY

WORKER
Seeking mature,
responsible"
person to wqrk full
time in laundry.
Must be Bilingual.
Apply In Person At:
406 N.W, 4th St.
FULL TIME LEGAL ASSIST-
ANT SECRETARY East Coast
law firm, serving the Treasure.
Coast for 29 years, is expand-
ing it firm to Okeechobee. Ap-
plicant must be experienced in
Real Estate or Civil Litigation,
preferably both. Salary com-
mensurate with experience.
Send resume to Wes Harvin,
c/o Harvin, Harvin & Pinnock,
LLP, Suite 210-B, Stuart, FL.
34994.
Boom Truck Operator/Laborer,
Class B CDL req. EOE
863-467 -1 932,
561-719-3677
WAREHOUSE HELP
NEEDED
Walpole Feed
& Supply
Benefits avail. Apply at:
2595 NW 8th Street



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

Part Timer 0215
Part Time
Licensed or CF
Pediatric Speech &
Language Pathologist
To treat childrenl-5
years of age in the Belle
Glade Preschool. Medicaid &
Part C enrolled is preferred.
Please call Dr. Jonas at
561-361-0307
BARTENDER & COOK
Part time, Call for interview
(863)763-2250



NEW IN TOWN All phases of
carpentry, concrete and fin-
ish work, no job too small.
Reasonable pay accepted.
(765)730-0227
ALL PURPOSE
HANDYMAN
Home repairs, daily labor for
jhire, 20 years experience in
carpentry. Call Fred
(772)708-3546
MAURO
HORSE SHOEING
(954)540-9659
Oklahoma .
Graduate

JASON'S LAWN CARE
Reasonable Rates
FREE ESTIMATES
863-634-0060
Licensed & Insured.

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


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

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 Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware. Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695'
Sawing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
V Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



CHEST FREEZER, 5 cubic
foot, like new, $75.
(260)519-1249.
CHEST FREEZER Good condi-
tion. $50. (863)763-7358
MICROWAVE Samsung, with
microwave cart, excellent
condition, $50.
(863)763-3451.
REFRIGERATOR, Commer-
cial, 8x79x32, 3dr, see thru,
$500 neg. You Haul.
(863)763-6257/763-0818 -
REFRIGERATOR W/ICE MAK-
ER- good condition, $75.
(863)357-3105
WASHER & DRYER, Both
work. $200 for both, will
sep. (561)629-3781


UPRIGHT FREEZER White,
14.1 cu. ft. $50. Can deliver
within LaBelle. Call Robert
(863)675-2199.
WASHER, DRYER & 2
STOVES, All for $200 will
sep. (863)675-0810



TANNING BED, Sunquest Pro
16S. Good condition. $650.
(863)467-1788



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



ALUMINUM AWNINGS 3,
40"w x 60"1, 45"W x 42"H,
75"W x 49"H. Will Sep.
(863)467-6102
DOORS, folding, vinyl, white,
30x80 & 36x80, good condi-
tion. $20 for both, will sep-
arate. (863)763-1997
LUMBER, PRESSURE TREAT-
ED. 4x4x10. Approx. 150.
$1500 value. $900 for all,
will sep.(863)843-0058
METAL ROOFING- Used,
4500 sq ft. $1;,250.
(863)467-5377,.,r "-
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


BOOTS, Ladies, Brand new,-
Tony Lama, Black cherry
w/lizard. 7 1/2, $100. or
best offer. (863)357-8225


COMPUTERE-MACHINE-
366c Tower complete all
books & disks, 17" monitor,
$200.(772)461-8822
PAINTING Of Loxahatchee
River by I. Fletcher of Jupiter
'50's. $200. (772)461-8822



COMPUTER, ancient Tandy,
works, printer, no hard drive.
$35. (863)675-0550
COMPUTER- Compaq Desk
Pro, w/monitor, keyboard,
mouse, over 30 games.
$100. (863)843-0158
COMPUTER MONITOR- Dell,
17", E773. New, never used.
Still In box. $100.
(863)763-1527.
COMPUTER SET COMPLETE
E-Machine $175.
(863)467-8797


BEDROOM SET, 3 pcs., (No
Bed) $350. (239)728-5172
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
DINETTE TABLE, 4 chairs
New, Never used. $199.
(561)516-0666.
DINING RM SET, seats 10. w/
6 ch's., lighted hutch. Sacri-
fice for $1000. in Okee.
(863)467-2132
DINING ROOM TABLE Solid
carved wood. 2 leafs 4
chairs, Good cond. $150.
(863)357-2233/634-9620
DINING SET w/4 chairs. Pe-
can. $100 (863)357-4532
DRAWERS- Goes under
Capts. Bed. $50 or best of-
fer.(863)467-0987.
MATTRESS SET Queen, 1 Pil-
low Top. New, Never used.
$199. (561)516-0666.
RECLINER, LANE, w/rocker &
swivel, cream with light
green stripes. $200.
(863)467-8681.
TODDLERS BED w/mattress,
headboard and frame. $130
forall(863)357-4532
WATERBED, King size. $100.
(863)467-4049


EASY GO GOLF CART re-
stored, $2200.
(863)692-2229.
GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc, clubs,
* include sets, 2 bags $194.
Will separate.
(863)946-3123.
GOLF CLUBS, Calloway, Big
Bertha, War Bird & Regular.
$165'for all, will sep.
(863)946-3123
GOLF CLUBS- Northwestern,
left handed, Premium set,
$300. (863)467-5756.
WORK CART- 4 seater, truck
bed, 36V, with charger,
good condition, $1100.
(863)697-2033.



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



WATER HEATER Runs Great.
$50.(863)467-2132/397-83
08.



RED DEPRESSION GLASS
Set, Pitcher, 6 glasses Per-
fect condition. A rate find.
$150. (863)763-8149



PATIO SET- 6 chairs, 2 tables
& cushions, $200.
(863)674-1105.


CUSHIONS, 1 set of booth
seat/back, like new, $10.
(260)519-1249.
FLIP TOP PHONES (2) Nextel,
1-Dale Earnhart series
#1710 $115 will sep.
(863)674-9986
PAINTINGS-beautiful, known
artists, large to small, sever-
al, $200 will sell separate.
(863)467-7659
Projector, 3M 910 Overhead,
works fine, excellent condi-
tion. $30. (863)357-3779
Projector, Kodak slide carou-
sel, model 750H, works fine,
exc. condition. $30.
(863)357-3779



PIANO, Conn, Great Cond.
Asking $600.
(863)357-047:1
PIANO Excellent condition.
$1000. (863)467-0331


BEAGLE MIX-PUPPIES 1
male, 1 female, 10 wks.,
wormed, $50/neg.
(863)763-3753.
CATAHOULA, reg. 12-wks,
housebroken, doggy door,
some commands. $100
each. (863)467-0380.
COCKATIEL'S (3) nice, with
cage.and stand $100.
(863)357-3105
IGLOO DOGHOUSE- Dogloo,
for large dog. $ 50.
(863)467-5756.
LAB PUPPIES, Pure Bred,
Shots & wormed. No pa-
pers. $325. Each.
(863)674-0156.
MACAW- Blue and gold, 3 yrs
old, $780 or best offer.
(863)234-9553.
MALAMUTE WOLF/SHEP-
HERD- puppies asking $20.
(863)612-0647:
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 companion.
(863)467-0380.
ROTTWEILER PUP-parents
import from Europe. $650.
(863)763-3910.




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


$26,000.00/YR. TO START

*NOW HIRING*


Assistant Managers to train at the Okeechobee

location. We have 16 locations in Florida and we

are seeking motivated and ambitious individuals

looking for a career in restaurant management.

Management experience preferred, but not

always needed. Will train the right person.

Must have High School Diploma or equivalent.

By starting in this position, you could be making

$36,000 $40,000 within one year after only

your first promotion! The opportunity starts here.

FAX RESUME TO 467-2402


Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



HORSE Pasafina Gelding,
loves attention, does not
spook. $2500.
(863)675-0247.
STALLION, American saddle-
bred, 1 year old, $500.
863-697-6421


HOT TUB Leisure Bay, com-
plete, seats 2, like brand
new. Hardly used. $1500.
(863)357-6455.
Your next job could be in
today's classified. Did
you look for it?
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land *- Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 9415
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

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

OTTER CREEK, 3br 2ba Manu-
factured Home. 1 1/4 acre
$1000 mo + $500 Sec. Dep
(863)763-6646
FORT DRUM, 2 Bdrm., 2 BA,
garage. Quiet country set-
ting. Small pet okay. Fenced
yard monthly or seasonal.
(305)944-2721.







SINGER SEW MAC- portable
w/ metal cover, 2 needles
w/slanting thread, all attach,
$75. neg. (863)467-7659
Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have
you looked for it?



BILLIARD TABLE- 5x9, good
condition, you must haul,
$500 or best offer.,
(863)763-9796.



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



CB/HAM 1000 watt apm.
New. $385. (863)414-0787.
MAGNAVOX TV with remote.
$80. (863)467-8797


GENERATOR Hobart 4500,
140 amp AC welder w/leads.
Gas, still in crate. $900.
(561)662-3335.
METAL LATHE Sheldon 10"
Swing x 44" Bed. 115 volt,
single phase w/ access.
$1000 (863)763-0618
RADIAL SAW, Craftsman, 9",
Asking $60 or best offer.
Call (863)467-5579.
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified


XBOX GAME CONSOLE inc.
1 controller, power cord, a/v
cable no games incl., $120
firm. (863)673-5206



LAKE OKEECHOBEE
Fishermen Dream.
Lot# 96 Buckhead Ridge
Marina. 30' Park Model,
FLRoom, storage, shed,
dock, deck & patio.
Furnished. $29,500.,
$350. Lot Lease.




EUREKA ENVIRO Multi steam-
er/cleaner. New, Sacrifice.
Kills germs Easy to use
$135(863)763-8149


Agriculture I



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


Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condas/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection'1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



OKEECHOBEE 5 ACRES
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
AB111 AU237




MOBILE WORKSHOP
14 x 52, zoned for workshop
in Glades Co. wired 220.
$1,500 neg. (352)754-8514.


Mobile Homes



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
When doing those chores is
doing you in, It's time to
look for a helper in the
classified.



FLEETWOOD '93, 14' x 50',
2 br, 1 ba, needs to be
moved. $2500.
(863)675-6651.
SKYLINE '96, Brookstone,
3/2, 24x44, 1056 sq. ft. Ex-
cellent cond. $28,000 neg.
(561)308-6810.
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classifieds.

Recreation

MI IR
Boats i 3005
CampersAlVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehlcleu/ATVs 3035


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



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


OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FACILITIES MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT
CLEANING SERVICES
Bid No. 2005-06
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
Notice is hereby given that Okeechobee County Florida, hereby requests
sealed bids to provide the following:
SCOPE:
Provide cleaning services for one or more or fifteen (15)
Okeachobee County office buildings located throughout the
county. The contractor will provide all
cleaning materials, cleaning equipment and supplies, including
but notlimited to trash bags, soaps, polish, cleaners, toilet
tissue and paper towels.
The bid will be awarded for a one (1) year period and can be
renewed for up to two (2) additional one (1) year terms subject
to the agreement of both parties.
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE BID
AND WILL BE USED TO EVALUATE BIDS:
Cost (attached building bid forms must be completed)
Cost per square foot
Number of persopnel used for cleaning
References
o Emergency cleaning services provided and phone number
List ol atlcpated subcontracted work and vendor name
Please provide bid on Coun provided bid form in a sealed envelope
bearing the name and address of the proposer and the words
"OKEECHOBEE COUNTY CLEANING SERVICED BID #2005 06" marked
clearly on the outside. Upon award of contract, successful bidder will be
required to furnish: CeIfcates of Insurance coverage's with minimum
$100,000 coverage for Workers Compensation, $300,000 minimum
commercial general liability coverage and $300,000 minimum automo-
bile liability coverage, with "Okeechobee County' listed as an additional
insured and copies of licenses of all contractors involved in project it is
anticipated th tht se services will go into effect on October 1,2005.
For more information on the buildings and .cleaning frequencies contact
Tony Ard, Facilites Maintenance Director at (863) 357-7007.
The sealed bids shall be delivered to:
Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners
304 North West 2nd Street, Room 106
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Deadline: Tuesday May17, 2005 at 3pm
Bids received after that time will be unopened.
Okeechobee County accepts no responsibilities for any expense related
to preparation or delivery of proposals, reserves the right to reject any or
all proposals, to waive errors or informalities and to accept the proposal
which, in Its judgement, best serves the County's needs.
Okeechobee County Is an EOE/Drug Free Workplace
John W. Abney, Sr, Chairman
Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners
568905 ON 4/19/05


BOAT Trihull & Trailer, w/50
HP Johnson. Set up for night
fish, great cond., $2200.
(606)271-1171.
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
BOATS (2) 1 12' fiberglass
w/trlr, 15 HP Evinrude, 115'
walkthru w/trlr, no motor,
$500 (863)674-1105.
MERCURY '01, 25 HP, electric
start, O/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
Seadoo Jet Boat Sport LE,
2001, 130hp., low hours,
garage kept, boat cover &
trailer. $8,700.
(863)983-3189/228-1277
TRI-HULL, 16 Ft., 70 hp. Evin-
rude. Lots of extra's. $1300
or best offer.
(863)946-1728
V/HULL Aluminum, 12', with
fish finder 18hp Johnson
motor. With live well. Trail-
er. $985. Neg.
(863)414-0787.. .


COLEMAN POP-UP 1996,r
sleeps 6, A/C, porta potti, &
much more! $2300/neg.
(863)697-2411.
FLEETWOOD '99, 21', Hybrid,
A/C, Bunk beds, sleeps 7,
Good Cond Asking $8500
(863)467-2773


KAWASAKI Ninja, 250 '94
, $1500. (863)635-3439
YAMAHA YZ80, '86 runs
good, $1000 or best offer.
(863)634-7256.



HONDA 124M '85, 3 Wheeler
Runs $500. (863)357-1960
YAMAHA PW 80 '95, Runs
good, $500. (863)357-1960


Fleetwood Mallard, 1999, 25'
travel trailer, c/a, heat, refrig-
erator, microwave, range,
sleeps 6. $7,000.
(863)983-3189/228-1277




Automobiles



Automobiles -.1
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 41015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4010
Four Wheel Drive 4u35
Heavy Duty Trucks .40J0
Parts Repairs 55
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4,0O
Utility Trailers 40,.5
Vans -107)


BUICK LESABRE 1987, good
condition, a/c, runs good.
$700. (772)618-0607
DODGE SHADOW.'93, Con-
vertible. Good cond. Runs
good. New tires. $1400 neg.
(863)946-1728
FORD TAURUS, '87 no air,
auto, new lires, low miles,
rebuilt mtr, new batt, $800
neg.(863)763-6396
HONDA ACCORD '84, Runs
good, well maintained. 105K
org. mIs. 1 owner, 41000.
(863)467-9950
MERC SABLE LX WAGON,
'94- engine needs work,
$700. (863)805-8786.
NISSAN MAXIMA 1995, Good
condition. $3500
(863)612-8404/239-7938
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classified



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


tftIAL IVEITISMIENT
The WtdorcOe-vlopepnm Biad of
thel frsm Coast Job Training
Consorltim anmoumes a pubc
meeting of te YeOlth Courd to
whdth al pears elnvled:
Date & ime:Tuesday.Apti26.
2005-8:15am.
Plce Wotdore otvebrmontioardl
of the Treasure Coast
9nSus HWWlay #1
Port St.ucikFlorald 34952



and the Woorce DeitnpeTme
Board. Acopyolhe ag darmay

W n rc D te Board of
tIe Treasure Coast
S US I#1
Port St Ludeeia 34952
Should a. person m th to
any decisei mae by th e oW
wi rpecl to any m eenio
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bafir n 4of teo e

to prove a record tor jci re-
566682 ON 040/iS


OLDSMOBILE 98 Regency
Elite 1996, Fully loaded. Ex-
tra clean. Brakes need work.
$1200 (863)675-7306


CLUB CAR, Good cond. good
battery & charger. $999
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
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


OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FACILITIES MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT
PAVILION PURCHASE
Bid No. 200Z-04
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
Notice is hereby given that Okeechobee County Florida, hereby requests
sealed bids to provide the ollowing:
SCOPE;
Provide and deliver two (2) free standing, open air pavilions,
as manufactured by RCP Shelters. Inc. 958 SE Central
Parkway, Stuart, FL 34994-3904 or equal, in accordance with
the applicable building codes.
SPECIFICATIONS:
Rectangular design with 16'x 28' dimensions. Shetter shall
have a clear space, without a center column or open knee
bracing.
Structuas shall be designed by professional, registered
engineers. 2 sets of Florida certified drawings with raised
seals, Includiag foundatlio design shall be provided.
Clmns shalI be glued laminated souther pine. APA / EWS
certitled, menmr s, properly pressure treated for application &
sized to meet local 1oeing requirements. Coltrmn to be 12' In
length, 8 above & 4' below finish grade, Columas to hlav
eased dgeas tot smooth corners.
Beams shall be glued laminated southern pine, APA / EWS
certilied,
Rooe deck shall be nominal 2" x 8, #1 grade, southern pine,
edge voed on one side, kiln dried, and furnished lin specfed
length so that all iolsts occur over a laminatedI beam support.
Fascia shall be #1 gWade, nominal 2' x 6"', SYP, propierlyf
sreufre treated for application.
Roofing shall be pre finished galvanitred metl, "R Ianmels 3/4*"
high ribs, on 9" centers with matching eavys drip and tidge
ca. All roofing and trim finish painted using the "Kynar BSu"
1 prtchto be 3:12. Eave eligt to be B'.
All hardware connections to be ASTM A-36 steel, hot tped
galvanized after fabrication and included with all required nails
and fasteners.
Pavilions are to be delivered to different locations.
Installation Including unloading, proper storage, site work and
concrete stab will be an aternate bid. Permits reMquied
with lIotaliatien,
I,h '- p.,.t" ,l. .1 r. ','m ih't1t p ..l w' 1i0de rU r I, 'IM lfipr
|.'..a.1 LA vI .li Er ri.-l .. i~ ; Sl) vea r 3 at A dll irilmr i pro-
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The sealed bits shall be delivered to:
;' ro rin ',; i ` ., a,:,:r P i IT .n
,k r 5,r.r,, ;.4 '. J':'l r T
Olzokio runoUr M.y 3rd. 2005 al "'.n

Okeechobee County accepts no res sibilies to ay expse related
to preparation or fle y at proposals, rese rves the nim to reject any o
all proposals, to waive errors or informalties and to accept e proposal
which, in its judgement, best serves the County's needs.
Oketchobee County is an EDE/Drug Free Workplace
John W. Abnpy, Sr., Chairman
Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners
568921 ON 4/19/05

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FACILITIES MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT
HOOD AND FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM REPLACE-
MENT
Bid No. 2005-05
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
Notice is hereby given that Okeechobee County Florida,
hereby requests sealed bids to provide the following:
SCOPE:
Provide a complete turnkey operation to remove
and replace
existing hood and fire suppression system with
new complete
system in accordance with the applicable build-
ing and NFPA
Codes at the Douglas Brown Community Center
kitchen located
at 812 N.E. 16th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida
34972.
Dispose of existing system.
Provide 2 sets of drawings of proposed replace-
ment design.
All applicable permits required.
Please provide written bid and two (2) sets of proposed
drawings as specified above in a sealed envelope bear-
ing the name and address of the proposer and the
words "HOOD & FIRE SUPPRESSION REPLACEMENT,
BID NO. 2005 05" marked clearly on the outside.
Upon award of project, successful bidder will be re-
quired to furnish: (a) Certificates of insurance cover-
age's with minimum $100,000 coverage for Workers
Compensation; (b) $300,000 minimum commercial
general liability coverage; $300,000 minimum automo-
bile liability coverage, with "Okeechobee County" listed
as an additional insured. (c) Copies. of licenses of all
contractors involved in project. (d) Any necessary per-
mits.
For more information contact Tony Ard, Facilities Main-
tenance Director at (863) 357-7007.
The sealed bids shall be delivered to:
Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners
304 North West 2nd Street, Room 106
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Deadline: Tuesday May 3rd, 2005 at 3pm
Bids received after that time will be unopened.
Okeechobee County accepts no responsibilities for any
expense related to preparation or delivery of proposals,
reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to
waive errors or informalities and to accept the proposal
which, in its judgement, best serves the County's
needs. -
Okeechobee County is an EOE/Drug Free Workplace
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners

568916 ON 4/19/05


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90K orig. rnnii- 1..:,-ei
condition, f. ." 1 I :, ;i )li, -
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MOTORCYCLE TRAILER, Con-
teninial, Stone Shield &
Spare Tire Ramp. $850.
(561)358-6307

THUNDER BIRD '95,V8, All
power. $1500.
(863)835-6230
TOYOTA CAMRY, '90 AC,
new tires, new brakes, ex-
cellent condition, $1400.
(863)877-0079.

TRANS AM 1985 needs work
does not run. $600. nego-
tiable. (863)467-1985




Ford Bronco, 1984, 4x4 lifted
w/super swampers. $600 or
best otter. (863)824-8748
after 6pm
FORD BRONCO, '87 4X4,
5.81t, body in good shape,
runs but needs work. $2500
(863)634-4338






The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, April 19, 2005


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 '66, 352 Big Block.
Runs good, does not
knock/smoke. $700. Neg or
trade. (863)441-4534


FORD F150 1998- 3 door,
parts truck, $700 for all, will
sep. (863)467-9772.
FORD F150, '86, 4x4 parts, ti-
tle, 3" body lift parts or
whole. $700.
(863)441-4534
OLDSMOBILE TORNADO '86,
Reverse, No forward. $200
or best offer.
863-467-0987
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in the classifleds


TIRE & RIMS (5), brand new
Goodyear, from 2005 Jeep,
P2457R15, $550.
(863)763-1457 Ext.0000
TIRES, 4, Michellen, P225-60
R16. Tubeless. $25 for all 4.
(863)357-0371
Tires (5) P195/70 14" 2
mounted on 6 lug Nissan
rims. $25 for all, will separ-
ate. (863)357-1079
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TRANSMISSION, Turbo, Re-
built. $300 installation
available.' $300.
(863)467-8856

CHEVY S10 2000, 2 cyl., 5
spd., needs head gasket,
$2500 or best offer.
(772)461-2629.
DODGE RAM '91 w/cover,
106k miles, 318 engine,
$2200. (863)763-8343.


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FORD F100 '82, gd. cond.,
straight 6, 3 sp., cap, Class
III hitch. $1500 firm.
(321)214-1790.
FORD F150 FLATBED- for
parts only. $800. or best of-
fer. (863)763-2775.
FORD F250 XLT '99, Diesel.
Supercab. 147K. Runs per-
fect. $11;800 or best offer.
863-946-1917.
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NISSAN 4X4, '91- 99K miles,
King Cab, runs great, $2500.
(863)675-3834.
NISSAN SENTRA GXE '95,
4dr, 4 cyl, auto, excellent
condition. Gas saver.
$2000. (772)461-2629.

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


FLATBED TRAILER '93, 16' L,
bumper pull w/tandem axles.
Dovetail & ramps. $995.
(863)983-7734.

MAZDA 626, '00, V6, 50K
miles, leather, auto, alloys all
power, $8100.
(863)314-0654.
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in the classifieds


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CHEVY VAN EXPRESS 1999
Extended Van, White, VE
Good condition. $5,900.
(863)610-1675.
Dodge 1500 Cargo Van, "95,
1/2 ton, a/c, 161k mi., thefi
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(863)357-6640
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