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Vol. 96 No. 111 Thursday, April 21, 2005 50M Plus tax


Brief
Don't respond
to phone requests
It has been brought to the
attention of the Glades Electric
Cooperative, Inc. that recently
some members have received
phone calls requesting imme-
diate payment on their past
due accounts for their electri-
cal service provided by Glades
Electric Cooperative, Inc.
The individual identifies
himself as an employee of
Glades Electric and asks for
credit card information over
the phone to prevent discon-
nection of service. There have
also been reports of collection
calls from an automated
phone calling system asking
for payment by credit card
over the phone.
Glades Electric Cooperative
does not solicit payment via a
telephone calling system, nor
do they accept credit card pay-
ments. Members are asked to
not respond to these phone
requests.
If you receive a phone call
of' this nature, immediately
contact the Glades Electric
Cooperative at 1-(800) 226-
4024.

Inside
Akbar's dad says
son was harassed
FORT BRAGG, N.C. Sgt.
Hasan Akbar was harassed and
threatened for being the only
black and Muslim in his platoon
prior to his 2003 grenade attack
in Kuwait that killed two fellow
soldiers, Akbar's father told The
Associated Press.
John Akbar's statement to
the AP came as testimony
wrapped up in his son's court-
martial on murder charges that
carry a possible death penalty.
Jurors were to return Thursday
for closing arguments and the
start of deliberations.
Page5
Jags look for
offensive help
JACKSONVILLE The
Jacksonville Jaguars bolstered
their defense through free
agency, signing four linemen
and two cornerbacks.
"Outside of quarterback and
defensive tackle, we feel like
there isn't a position on the
team that we wouldn't want to
make more competitive,"
coach Jack Del Rio said Tues-
day.
Sports, Page 8

Drought Index
Current: 230
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.12 feet

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

Index
Classifieds . .10-12
Comics ............9
Community Events .4
Crossword . . .9
Obituaries ..........3
Opinion ............4
Speak Out ... ...4
Sports ............8
TV ............. .11
Weather ........... 2
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On Tuesday morning, first graders at Everglades Elementary School attended a pro-
gram to learn about water conservation. Here they are participating in a skit represent-
ing different types of water users. Each student wore a hat and held a picture repre-
senting a particular type of water user. They are (left to right) Amanda Collins, urban
user; Bryan Chapman, farmer; Kendall Baker; outdoor water use; Peyton Campbell,
tourist; and, Jonathan Maiquez, environment. Standing behind the children are the
adults from South Florida Water Management District who presented the program -
Lora Gardner (left) and Sandy Jurban (right). Students learned the importance of water
and how to conserve it. They were urged to do their part to conserve water.


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busy agenda


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
There were 17 cases on the
agenda for Tuesday night's
meeting of the Okeechobee
County Code Enforcement
Board, but four were found to
be in compliance and were not
heard.
The ,board tabled three
cases until their next meeting.
Once case was fined, and there
was one fine reduction.
The properties of Carol Ann
Anderson, Kenneth Fuller, John
and Linda Ogilvie and Vera
Young Suggs were found to be
in compliance. Therefore, no
action was taken against them.


The S.W. 22nd Avenue prop-
erty of Virginia Taylor and Myr-
tle Purvis was found to be in
noncompliance. Code Enforce-
ment Officer Gina Gehring testi-
fied that there has been some
cleanup done but the job has
not been completed. The prop-
erty owners were given until
May 15 to come into compli-
ance or face a fine of $25 a day.
Code Enforcement Officer
Blanco Saucedo noted that a lot
of cleanup remains to be done
on Allen W. Hampton's N.W.
Third Street property. The prop-
erty was found to be in non-
compliance and a $50-a-day
See Agenda Page 2


Tenant in city


industrial park


wants more lots


South Florida Water Management District put on a water conservation program Tues-
day morning for first graders at Everglades Elementary School. To emphasize that
water conservation is everybody's responsibility, the students put on a skit titled:
"Whose job is it?" Taking part in the skit are: (left to right) Conner Schumway, Jasmine
Picasso, Thomas Vick and Breanna Blount. The students also learned the' reasons for
conserving water and practical water conservation tips like turning off the faucet when
you brush your teeth.



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By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
At its meeting Tuesday
evening, the Okeechobee City
, Council instructed the mayor
and city attorney to prepare a
' contract with the city's first ten-
ant in the industrial park.
The city's first tenant in the
industrial park is Robert Mey-
ers. Mr. Meyers would like to
purchase two additional lots.
The council agreed on a price
of $35,000 an acre with the
understanding that Mr. Meyers
would enter into a grant with-


the city to extend the road as
well as water and sewer lines.
If the city is not awarded a
grant, Mr. Meyers will not pur-
chase the additional lots.
Another business, Treasure
Coast Recycling, would like to
purchase a lot in the city's
industrial park. He is asking to
purchase the lot at $25,000 an
acre. The owner of the busi-
ness, James Slattery, said his
office would be in the county.
The building where the work
See Tenant Page 2


Staff photo/Pete Gawda
Camera shy
Monday was registration day at North Elementary
School's kindergarten. Registration was enough of an
ordeal for four-year-old Joshua Baselice and he didn't
want to have his picture taken also. His mother, Sheila
Baselice, fills out registration paperwork.


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News Briefs

Foley's aide
to visit locally
OKEECHOBEE Ann Decker,
aide to U.S. Rep. Mark Foley (R),
16th Congressional district, will
hold office hours in Okeechobee
County on Thursday, April 21, in
room 106 at the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, 304 N.W Sec-
ond St:
She will be available from 9 until
11 a.m. She can also be reached at
(863) 763-6441 during those hours.


Local teen is missing


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Anjelica Marquez, 13, has
not been seen since the early
morning hours of April 9,
according to her mother
Tammy Seals.
Ms. Seals stated that a family
member last saw Anjelica on
Dark Hammock Road in the
early hours of Saturday, April 9.
At that time she was dressed in
black.
She is approximately 4 feet,
11 inches, and weighs 98
pounds. Her hair is dyed black,
but often has pink or blue hair
spray on it.
Ms. Marquez is currently list-
ed as a runaway with the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office.


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Anjelica Marquez
If you have any information
regarding her whereabouts,
contact Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office Detective Brad
Stark at (863) 763-3117.


Community Events

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 Free-
dom Iraqi. The church will be sending care packages to 20 service-
men in the Army stationed 'in Iraq. These soldiers serving our coun-
try have requested items not only for themselves, but they also give
items to the Iraqi children while on patrol and visiting. We would
like to invite the community to help us with this project. For more
information, contact Chairperson Myra White at (863) 357-2975.

Children's council seeks volunteers.
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of a
few fine people to submit an application to the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Board of County Commissioners to be a part of the council. Gov-
ernor Jeb Bush makes the final appointments with terms of two or
four years. The council meets monthly to discuss'programs 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 pro-
grams' services that they provide to our children. Those interested
in completing an application should contact Cathleen Blair, execu-
tive 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 structure
fires, floods, etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in a time of disaster, please contact Andy or Can-
dace at the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling
(863) 763-2488.

Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott
Ave., is open again. It is located in the back parking lot of the
church. The temporary gray box 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's 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, Mon-
day 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 informa-
tion.


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fine could be imposed if the prop-
erty is not in compliance by May
15.
Aline Norman Ramirez had
two properties that were cited by
code enforcement officers. She
was required to complete
cleanup of her N.E. 11th Street
property by May 15 or face a fine
of $50 a day.
Ms. Ramirez' other Four Sea-
son property contains a con-
demned mobile home that she
wishes to have rebuilt. The build-
ing official will have to make a
determination if the mobile home
can be rebuilt. The property was
found to be in noncompliance.
Ms Ramirez was given until
May 15 to either get a demolition
permit, or obtain authorization to
rebuild the mobile home. The
board decreed that before their
June meeting the property must
be demolished or progress must
be made toward rebuilding it. If
neither were done, she would
face a $50 -a-day fine.
Ms. Gehring stated that Dan
R.Buchanan had done nothing to
correct the several violations for
which he had received citations.
The property was found to be in
noncompliance. If it is not in com-
pliance by May 15, Mr. Buchan-
nan could face a fine of $100-a-
day per building.
The case of Mitchell A. Mosley
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would take place would in the
city's industrial park.
The business involves sorting
and packing scrap metals.
It is currently located in Stuart
and needs a new home in six to
eight months.
The city council does not want
scrap aluminum lying all over of
the park.
Some council member
expressed interest in. touring Mr.
Slattery's existing business.
In other business, the city
council:
had a public hearing regard-
ing the Community Development
Block Grant Program for the fiscal
year 2005 funding cycle. Grant
administrator Nancy Phillips said
this is the first of two public hear-
ings. The city can apply the eco-
nomic development category.
The other categories the grant
could be used towards are hous-
ing, neighborhood revitalization
and commercial revitalization.
The city was awarded a grant for
commercial revitalization to do
some outside improvement to
several downtown businesses
which is expected to be complet-
ed by September.
instructed the Land Planning
Agency to review the land devel-
opment regulations and make
any recommendations for
changes or clarifications to the
council. Councilman Dowling
Watford said the need to review
the land development regulations
(particularly sidewalks) came
about when a business did not
put in a sidewalk when it was told
to so. The business claimed it had
difficulty understanding the land
development regulations.
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bought a lot in Four Seasons and
removed a burned out structure
from the lot without getting a per-
mit. He was then charged with
placing a singlewide mobile
home on the property without
proper permits. He claimed he
needed more time to go before
the planning board to get the trail-
er permitted.
It was noted that it was too late
for Mr. Mosley to get on the agen-
da for the May planning board
meting. He would have to appear
at the June planning board meet-
ing to request a permit.
Before the July code board
meeting Mr. Mosley is to either
have his mobile home in compli-
ance, or if he is unable to obtain a
permit have it towed away. If nei-
ther is done, he could face a $100-
a-day fine.
The property on S.E. 34th
Street belonging to Sonja Corbett
and Scott Gabor was found to be
in noncompliance. If it is not in
compliance by May 15, the board
may impose a fine of $50 a day.
Eddie James Neal, Jr.
appeared before the board and
told them that he had located a
contractor to rebuild his N.E. 13th
Street property to bring it in to
compliance. He also told the
board he has pulled a permit.. In
light of those facts, the board
found the property to be in non-
compliance but tabled the matter
until the June meeting to allow
the contractor time.to bring the
building up to code..
Ms. Saucedo told the board


interview are Joseph Miranti of St.
Cloud, Eva Lunder of Barnesville,
Ohio, Eric Strahl of Ashaway, R.I.,
Diana Murack of Wabasha, Minn.,
and Brian Whitehall of Aledo, Ill.
The council plans to interview the
candidates at the next city council
meeting on May 3.
adopted Ordinance No. 892
rezoning 3.18-acres of land at
Northeast Ninth Street/Northeast
Third Avenue from the residential
single family one zoning district to
the residential multi-family zon-
ing district. The applicant KMJ of
Okeechobee Inc. would like to
develop a multi-family communi-
ty on the property. Councilman
Watford said with the industrial
use in that area this is probably
the best use for the area.
adopted Ordinance No. 893
changing the zoning on 9.9 acres
of unplatted lands located on
Southwest Second Street from
residential single family one to
residential multi family. The appli-
cant, Paul Okonski, would like to
develop a 96-unit multi-family
development on the property.
was given a quarterly update


that Edwardo Pineda and Eleazer
Gomez had corrected most of the
code violations on their Dixie
Ranch Acres property. She said
there are two unlicensed sheds
that need to be removed. The
board voted to table the matter
until the May meeting.
Ms. Saucedo told the board
that Patricia Ann Julian had put a
lot of effort into bringing her N.W
Fourth Street property into com-
pliance. The board voted to con-
tinue the case for 30 days.
Arnold R. and Shirley V. Lewis
have removed the unpermitted
portion of their screen room in
Palm Creek Estates and were try-
ing to find someone to break up
the concrete that had been
poured without a permit, accord-
ing to Ms. Albert. The board voted
to table the matter until the May
meeting.
Ms. Albert asserted that Larry
and Alma Wright had failed to
clear up the violations for which
they had been cited. The board
assessed a fine of $50 a day until
the property comes into compli-
ance.
Rito Robledo told the board
that he was taking possession of
the S.E. 13th Avenue property
owned by his cousin Ruben Mexi-
cano. The property had accrued a
code violation fine of $142,000.
Mr. Robledo said he has spent
over $4,000 to clean up the prop-
erty and he was going to pay the
back taxes. He requested a.reduc-
tion in the fine. The board
reduced the fine to $1,000.


pertaining to Okeechobee Main
Street by Maureen Burroughs,
president of the organization. She
told the council that Okeechobee
Main Street raised $5,000 at its
third annual barbecue. She went
on to say that City Councilwoman
Lydia Jean Williams was made
executive director of the organiza-
tion, and that a chili cook-off and
arts and crafts festival are being
planned for the fall.
approved a temporary street
closing on Southwest 18th Street
between South Parrott and Sec-
ond Avenue so the business .can
pave it. The street was closed on
April 20 and will remain closed
until the street is payed or for 20
days.
proclaimed the month of
May 2005 as Civility Month.
approved the March 2005
warrant registers in the amount
general fund $837,507.34, indus-
trial development fund
$437,412.85, Community Devel-
opment Block Grant grant fund -
$157,221.55, capital projects fund
(vehicles) $18,000 and public
facility improvement fund $854.


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Public speaking
The winning fourth and fifth graders from their classes at Central Elementary School pre-
sented their speech to judges for the 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking Program on Tues-
day in the school's media center. The speech can be on any topic but has to be at least
two minutes long but cannot go over three minutes. This program is also open to sixth
graders. There will be three winners chosen from each grade level. First and second
place winners will go to district on May 2 at the Freshman Campus Auditorium. The dis-
trict winners will go to H20 camp for free.


Vision testing
Staci Sharpe of the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment tests Keaton White's vision during kindergarten
registration Tuesday at South Elementary School.


College to


host music


performance
Indian River Community Col-
lege will present a student music
recital. This performance gives stu-
dents participating in private les-
sons, individual study, and small
ensemble classes an opportunity to
-perform solo and small ensemble
literature from various periods of
history.
The student music recital will be
performed at the Wynne Black Box
Theatre on the IRCC Main Campus
on Tuesday, April 26, at 7 p.m.
A.free ticket is required and may
be picked up at the IRCC Box Office
at the McAlpin Fine Arts Center on
Monday through Friday between 11
a.m. and 3 p.m. or by telephone.
The IRCC McAlpin Fine Arts Center
is located on the main campus at
3209 Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce. For
more information, call the IRCC
Box Office toll-free at 1-866-400-
7529 (PLAY).


Law Enforcement Activity Log


Sheriff's Office

April 16
Burglary, N.E. 24th Ave.
Harassment, S.E. 56th St.
Vehicle fire, N.E. 32nd Ave.
Traffic arrest/prisoner in cus-
tody, U.S. 98 N.
Disturbance/verbal, N.W
Fourth St.
Theft/dog, U.S. 441 S.E.
Domestic/verbal, S.E. 25th St.
Traffic arrest/prisoner in cus-
tody, S.E. 28th St..
Trespass, U.S. 441 S.E.
Hit and run, S.R. 70 E.


Concealed firearm/prisoner in
custody, U.S. 441 S.

April 17
Burglary, Center St.
Traffic accident, S.R. 70 E.
Burglary, S.W 22nd Terr.
Domestic, S.E. 14th Ave.
Burglary/prisoner in custody,
N.W 36th Ave.
Fight, U.S. 441 S.E.
Domestic, N.E. Seventh Lane.
Burglary, N.W 33rd Ave.
Stolen/lawnmower, S.W 18th
St.
Suspicious vehicle, S.W 77th


April 18
Assault, S.E. 50th Ave.'
Vandalism, U.S. 441 S.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
S.R.70 E.
Burglary, S.E. 33rd Terr.
Landlord/tenant problem, N.W
30th St.
Assault/prisoner in custody,
N.E. 168th St.
Trespass, S.E. 38th Ave.
Traffic stop/prisoners in cus-
tody, S.E. 38th Ave.
Missing juvenile, N.E. 12th St.
Shots fired, S.W 19th Ave.
Domestic/verbal, S.E. 89th Terr.
SChild abuse/prisoner in custody,
S.E. 28th St. ; :


April 19
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
N.W 30th St.
Burglary, S.W 19th St.
Fraud, N.W 163 Ct.
Burglary/prisoners in custody
S.E. 21st Ct.
Assault/prisoner in custody,
N.W 39th Blvd.
Burglary, U.S. 78 W
Hit and run/prisoner in custody,
U.S. 441 N.
Burglary, U.S. 441 N.
Pursuit/prisoner in custody, U.S.
441 S.E.
Assist another department, S.W
12th Ave.


25 years of service
Pearl White (left) recently retired as a food service assis-
tant at South Elementary School. She has served the
school district for 25 years. Congratulating her is Super-
intendent of Schools Dr. Patricia Cooper.


Obituaries


Janet Hoak
Janet Hoak, age 64, of Okee-
chobee, died Wednesday, April
20, 2005, at her
residence. She
was born
March 23, 1941
in Luray, Va. A
Mrs. Hoak had c e.
been a resident
of Okeechobee
for five years.
Survivors
include: her Janet Hoak
beloved hus-
band of 46 years, James Hoak of
Okeechobee; sons, James 'Mike'
and Gerald Hoak, both of Okee-
chobee; daughters, Lisa Dicker-
son, Cynthia Monroe. and Allison
Martin, all of Stafford, Va.; nine
grandchildren; six brothers,
Franklin, Rodger, Lewis and Ger-
ald Snyder, all of Luray, Va.,
Matthew Snyder of Memphis,
Tenn. and Robert Snyder of
Friendly, Md.; two sisters, Juanita
Good and Faye Barnes of Luray,
Va.; and faithful dog, Sam.
There will be no visitation or
services.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the 1Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Frances E. 'Woody'
Woodrey
Frances E. 'Woody' Woodrey,


age 73, of Okeechobee, died
Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at his resi-
dence. He was born Jan. 12, 1932,
in Middletown, Ohio, Mr.
Woodrey formerly of Boca Raton
and Big Pine Key, had been a resi-
dent of Okeechobee for three
years. He served in the U.S. Air
Force and later retired as a fire-
fighter with the Boca Raton Fire
Department. Mr. Woodrey was a
member of the Big Pine Key
Moose Lodge and VFW He
enjoyed fishing and gardening.
Survivors include: his beloved
wife of 44 years, Judy A. Woodrey
of Okeechobee; children, Scott
(Dianne) Woodley of Lighthouse
Point, Terri Woodrey of Tallahas-
see and Karen Fournier of
Gainesville; grandchildren, Scott
Anthony, Ryan Andrew and
Thomas Austin Woodrey all of
Lighthouse Point and Amanda
Nicole Fournier of Gainesville.
There will be no visitation or
services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973 or
'the American Cancer Society, P.O.
Box 382, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


Arrest Log


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or Driving Under
the Influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), Okeechobee City
Police Department (OCPD) or the
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP).
Terald Garner, 29, of Brighton
was arrested on April 19 and
charged with violation of probation
- grand theft. Garner was arrested
.on an Okeechobee County war-
rant. No bond was set.
Cherise Lawrence, 16, of
N.W 21st Lane in Okeechobee
was arrested and charged with
burglary, theft and grand theft auto.
Fred Henry Vangorder 4th, 36,
of U.S. 441 S.E. in Okeechobee was
arrested on April 14 and charged
with forgery, uttering a forged
instrument and grand theft. Bond
was set at $7,500.
Dewey Lightsey, 28, of N.W


25th St. in Okeechobee was arrest-
ed on April 14 and charged with
violation of probation battery.
Lightsey was released on his own
recognizance.
Robert Earl Gorham, 43, of
S.W 26th St. in Okeechobee was
arrested on April 14 and charged
with two counts of burglary of an
occupied conveyance with battery.
Gorham was arrested on an Okee-
chobee County warrant. Bond was
set at $100,000.
Holmes Boyd, 39, of Lorida
was arrested on April 11 and
charged with violation of probation
- possession of cocaine. Boyd was
arrested on an-Okeechobee Coun-
ty warrant. Bond was set at $5,000.
Darlene Cassetta, 41, of N.W
23rd Lane in Okeechobee was
arrested on April 12 and charged
with DUI DWI serious bodily
injury to another. Bond was set at


$25,000.
Michael Norman, 46, of N.W
59th Terr. was arrested on April 11
and charged with sale and delivery
of cocaine, possession of cocaine
and possession of drug parapher-
nalia. Bond was set at $100,500.
Tracey Lynn Lies, 40, of S.E.
Fourth Terr. was arrested on April
11 and charged with possession of
cocaine and possession of drug
paraphernalia. Bond was set at
$25,500.
Mike Anzuala Perez, 18, of
Naples was arrested on April 11
and charged with battery on
detainee by detainee. Perez was
released on his own recognizance.
Toni Joy Ophelia Brown, 26,
of N.W 46th Ave. in Okeechobee
was arrested on April 12 and
charged with violation of commu-
nity control grand theft. No bond
was set.


Theresa Renae, 48, of N.W
20th Lane in Okeechobee was
arrested on April 12 and charged
with aggravated battery. Bond was
set at $25,000.
Sarah Olivia King, 29, of S.W
11th Ave. in Okeechobee was
arrested on April 12 and charged
with petit theft, forgery and uttering
forged instruments. Bond was set
at $25,000.
Arnulfo Vicente Garza, 31, of
Texas was arrested on April 12 and
charged with aggravated assault
and battery. Bond was set at
$20,000.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges dropped against them is
welcome to inform the newspaper.
The information will be confirmed
and printed.


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Exercise your right to free speech. Speak out is a free 24-hour
opinion line. Call and express your opinion or ask question .
about public issues. You are not required to leave your name.
While we want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves .
the right to edit calls for clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.
To speak out call (863)467-2033, fax (863)763-5901 or e-mail:
okeenews@newszap.com. You can also mail submissions to
Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
Love the past
"I really enjoy the old stories of past residents of Okeechobee
and the old pictures!"
Contractors
"It's good to see a local board for area contractors. It's a shame
so many take advantage of people in time of need. Maybe the
board should also be looking at local big time contractors, then Blii
their meeting would not be so routine and dull. Why must the
homeowner call in the subcontractor because they haven't been
notified, or continually point out poor workmanship? Some con-
tractors advertise they are the best and the most experienced but
why, with all this experience, does it take them a year to build a "
house' Some have gone as long as 13 to 14 months. Don't even A iw,
think about them coming back to fix defects for many months.
This is just as devastating to homebuyers as poor workmanship
and not finishing the job. Why? Because you're making payments
and incurring expenses where you're living, plus on your new
home. They have many excuses, and since last year's storms it's
the lack of material or everyone is too busy. These were used way
before the storms. The good ol' boy attitude of get to it when you
can is costing homebuyers extreme financial hardship and frus- -
tration To the Okeechobee county contractors, shame on you.
Get your act together."
What Happened
"The other day you had a picture of the hotel that was in Okee-
chobee. I thinkyou said itwas built in 1936 and torn down in 1968 Looking Back ..,
why would that have happened? Or, did I just misread it?" (Edi- Th
tor's Note: Thanks for calling.As was stated in our answer, the This is a picture of the old Okeechobee High School that
SouthlandHotel was demolished to make room for the widening old auditorium, which has been used for plays, music rec
of U.S. 441 and S.R. 70. The.hotel was located where the CVC is a football field where the OHS Catfish played football fo
Pharmacy is now.) area or of Okeechobee citizens to share with our readers
Child welfare system St., and we can copy them while you wait.
"I think our child welfare system in Okeechobee needs to be
rechecked. Awoman I knowhad three children and the state took
them away from her and she had a baby who was 3 days old and Upcoming Events
the state took it away from her. It's been two years since she has U p om g E"
had any contact with him and now the state is going to give those
children to a woman they don't even know because they feel she
is respectable, even though she is living with a man." Thursday
Meo l Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
MIemorials at the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information
"This is about the stones and when are they going to put them call Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863)
back up. I called a week or so ago and haven't gotten any answer 467-0183.
yet. I would really like to know. When you come.through Okee- Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet
chobee it's a real eyesore." (Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. We for a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. and services at 7 p.m at the
haven't forgotten you. We are still trying to get an answer.) Basinger Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at
(863) 763-2285.
Social Security (863)763
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church
"Our president who doesn't lie and his party are determined to of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone
save Social Security and Medicare before he leaves office. Our interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
medicine only costs twice as much since he started saving There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social
Medicare. The pharmaceuticals just love him. His plan to save Security Death Index and military information available. For infor-
Social Security is like putting a pack of wolves in the hen house." mation, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) -167-526 1.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412
Pedophiles N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
"This is to the person who doesn't want to castrate pedophiles. Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Fel-
First of all, I want to say these women aren't taking these children lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
and killing them. They are usually with 16 to 17 year olds. The 5996.
ones I am talking about is the men, they are the ones that usually Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
do the killing." at Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley'at (863)
FP&L 467-0985.
"I want to tell to the Florida Power and Light how great their Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
employees are. I had just moved into my home in Okeechobee p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please
and I messed up my power and three of your employees came join us or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at
and fixed it. These people are wonderful and do wonderful job." (863) 763-4923, for information.
SOkeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W Fifth St., is open for
Wastin Water blood donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call
"I just read about the OUA thinking about putting indeed well (863)467-9360.
"I just read about the OUA thinking about putting in deep well A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
injection systems to get rid of their treated effluent. Why don't 200 N.W. Third St. It's a closed book study.
they choose to use the water instead of shooting it into the ground Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
forever and irrigate the cemetery and different places up and women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
down N.E. 39th Street? They could use the water instead of getting abusive relationships. The support groups are held every Thurs-
rid of it?" (Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. We contacted Okee- day at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean
chobee Utility Authority (OUA) officials with your question. We Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
were told that the cemetery would use less than 3 percent of the The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.,
volume of water treated at the wastewater plant. It would also until noon. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123
require a large expense for an irrigation system within the ceme- S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee.
tery and along N.E 39th Street. The area is not large enough, and Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
during the i ain season no one would want the water for irriga- guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
tion. Also, the state has many restrictions on the use of the treat- 701 S.W SLxth St.
ed effluent.) A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family care-
OUA givers, and is facilitated by Enid Boutrin M.S.W of Hospice of
OUIA Okeechobee, and Laura Zel, L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on
"The Okeechobee water department is completely out of line. Aging. The meeting is from 2 until 3 p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
They sent out some of the deposits and said that theywould credit information or to reserve your place in the group, call (863) 467-
the April bill which they did not do. Now they. don't know when 2321. Free respite care is available for your loved one while you
they are going to credit anything or send it to the other depart- are in group at Dunklin Assisted Living/Adult Day Care, 407 N.W.
ments. They are one big joke. The county should take over this Second Ave. For information about respite care, call Lou at (863)
and do it themselves and get rid of this department.' 763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
that will meet starting at 2 p.m. Anyone.who is caring for and ill
Ob NO ec o e Nw family member is welcome to join us. The group is facilitated by
S | Asocial workers and provides an opportunity for caregivers to give
O keece N eW one another support, information and ideas. The meetings are
held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. Free care for your loved ones
Our Purpose... is available at Dunklin Assisted Living/Day Care at 407 N.W. Sec-
The Okeechobee News is published by Independeni Newspapers of Florida. ond Ave. For information call (863) 467-2321.
Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pur- Fid
sue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no Friday
dividernds are paid. the company is able to thrive on profit margins below Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
indusirv standards AIll aer-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independeni s First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is
ir.assion of iournahistic service. commitment to the ideals of tI-e First
Amendment of me US Conshilulion, and support of the community's deliber. invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing
atior of public issues weight and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to
come and see what we are all about. For information, contact:
We Pledge ... Advertising Director: Judy Kasten Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
SA.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
Toopere ms newspaper as a News Editor: Ec KODD iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.


To help our county become a Natinal Advertising: Joy Parrish A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
eher pace ITivecandy work, h 200 N.W Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
through our dedication tO consci- Office Manager: Karmen Brown Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
ertious iournaism Circulation dance every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic
* To provide ine information citizens C Manager: Janet Madray Center, located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring.
need 10 make ineir own intelligent Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call
decisions about public issues Independent Newspapers, Inc. Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
* To repon thne news with nonesty Joe Smyth, Chairman
accuracy, purposeful neutrality Ed Dulin, President Saturday
fairness objecivry. fearlessness Tom Byrd. Vice President of Dual RecoveryAnonymous meets at noon at Welcome House,
and compassion Newspaper Operations which is located next to the driver's license office on U.S. 441 S.E.
To uec our oron pages to fc- Katrina Elsken. Executive It is a self-help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol
dominate ti with our own opinions and other intoxicating drugs and a desire to manage their emo-
* To disclose our own conflict of tional or psychiatric illness. It's an open discussion group.
ri-rerest or potential conflicts to our MEMBER '--. The Okeechobee Marshals are a cowboy action shooting club
readers OF: that will be holding shoots in Okeechobee. Everyone is invited.
* To correct our errors and to give -.- Just follow the signs for the sporting days at the Thunder Cross
each correction to the prominence Florida Press Race Track.
it deserves Aiaoclaion
* To provide a night to reply to hose 'o Okeechobee News 2005 Sunday
we wrle about
To treat people wth courtesyFor More information See AA meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
respect and compassion. At Your Service On Page 2 iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.


The Okeechobee News, Thursday, April 21, 2005


Courtesy pholo/Okeechobee Historical Society

t is now the Okeechobee Freshman Campus. Next to it is the
itals, graduations and many community activities. In the back
r many years. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee
s? Bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th


Community Events

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 1863) 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 2-1
with Mery'Laniei 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.
Homeless animals are talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
April 23, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6 p.m.
onWWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest w ill be Kini Dean,
executive administrator, and.David Robertson, volunteer and edu-
cation coordinator for the Humane Society of St. Lucie County.
The topic will be homeless animals and Petfest, a celebration of
kids and pets to be held April 30 and May 1 from 10 a.m. until 4
p.m. at the Humane Society, 100 SavannahRd. in Fort Pierce.
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 holdogs and holding other fundraising events.
Hamburgers and hotdogswill 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 andend 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.
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.
Red Cross offers first aid class
The American Red Cross Okeechobee branch will hold a first
aid class on April 28, from 6 until 10 p.m. The cost for the class is
$5. If you are interested in signing up please stop by the office at
323 N. Parrott Ave.; or, call (863) 763-2488.







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This aerial view shows one of the latest destroyers at Maine's Bath Iron Works shipyard
drydock (lower left) along the Kennebec River in Bath, Maine, in March 1994. The Pen-
tagon on Wednesday, April 20, gave a victory to the Maine shipyard and one in Missis-
sippi by turning down the Navy's request for a single shipyard to build the next-genera-
tion of Navy destroyers.


Service Club Briefs


American Legion
Post #64
Our kitchen is open daily,
serving regular menu and spe-
cials. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
and Friday from' 11 a.m. until 2
p.m.; Wednesday, tacos served
from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Satur-
day from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m.;
Sunday from 1 until 8 p.m.
Bar bingo will be held on
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday evenings beginning at 7
p.m., for members and guests.
Second We6dnesday of each
month is our birthday party start-
ing at 4 p.m.; bring a covered
dish.
The third Sunday of each
month we have a ribeye steak din-
ner with the Sons of the American
Legion from 3 until 6 p.m.
The Legion lounge is open
Monday through Saturday at 10
a.m. On Sunday, it opens at 1 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Wednesday: tacos and mar-
garitas are served from 11 a.m.
until 6 p.m.
There is entertainment in
our lounge every Saturday night
starting at 4 p.m.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. for a $6
donation. Karaoke by Bruce will
be from 7 p.m. until ?
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday
through Thursday.
Our monthly birthday party
on the second Wednesday starts
at 4 p.m. Entertainment will be by
Janet Certain -. bring a covered
dish..
Euchre will be on Monday
and Wednesday from 6 p.m.
Everyone is welcome.
The American Legion Post 64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St.
For information, call (863) 763-
2950.
Am-Vets #2001
e Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528,2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members
are available. Call Ray Disney at
357-2138, or Don South at 763-


8954.
Eagles Aeries #4137
Tuesday: bingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a dona-
tion.
Wednesday: bar bingo
from 4 p.m. until ? Food will be
available.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $10 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy
Harper.
Saturday: karaoke by
Jimmy Harper.
e First and third Thursday:
Auxiliary at 4 p.m.; Aeries at 7
p.m.
First and third Sunday:
breakfast from 9 until 11 a.m. for
$4 donation.
Second and fourth Saturday:
16 ounce ribeye steak cooked to
order from 5 p.m. until ? for a $10
donation.
Call the AERIE for other
events, (863) 763-2552.
Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, call
(863) 763-6580.
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third, 8 p.m., regu-
lar meeting.
Wednesday: bingo will be at
7 p.m. The public is invited. Doors
open at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments
will be available at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and entertain-
ment starting at 6 p.m. Members
and guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from
2 p.m. until?
Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W Fifth
Ave. For information about the
club and events, call Rich Sweet
at (863) 824-0262, or Kip Gardner
at (863) 357-0427.
An all-you-can-eat breakfast
will be held Saturday, April 23, at
the Okeechobee Masonic Lodge,
107 N.W. Fifth Ave., for a $4 dona-
tion. It is sponsored by the Okee-
chobee Lodge #237 F & AM and
the Okeechobee Chapter #128
Order of the Eastern Star. Break-
fast will be served from 8 until 11
a.m.


The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
,fourth Mondays of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.
Eastern Star #128
Okeechobee Chapter #128
has many fun activities planned
on the first and third Tuesday of
each month. For upcoming activi-
ties, contact W.M. Margaret at
(863) 467-8020 or (863) 1487 or
you may contact W.P. 'Bob' Wood
at (863) 6283.
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W. in Buckhead Ridge.
April 30: at 11 a.m. installa-
tion of W.O.T.M. and L.O.O.M.
officers. A pot luck lunch will fol-
low.
Bingo: Tuesdays starting at
12:30 p.m. Lunch is available.
Karaoke night! April 21 and
28 from 7 p.m. until ?
Wednesday, Friday and Sat-
urday nights, meals will be served
from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Call for the
menu.
Friday and Saturday nights
there will be music for dancing
starting at 7:30 p.m. until ? Call the
lodge to see who is playing.
Sunday morning breakfast is
served from 8 until 10:15 a.m.
Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W. 36th
St. in Okeechobee. For informa-
tion, call the Lodge at (863) 763-
4954 or Norm at (863) 763-1550.
Thursday: bar bingo has
been cancelled
Monday: bar bingo for
members only at 7 p.m. Food will
be served.
Saturday: at 1 p.m. Moose
races and dinner served at 3 p.m.
Check the bulletin board for
menu and cook.


WOTM business meeting
Tuesday, April 26, at 8 p.m.
The.next WOTM social and
dinner will be at the Clock Restau-
rant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., on
Wednesday, May 4.
Stop by and visit and watch
our progress as construction has
begun. +
VFW Post #4423
Every Wednesday: karaoke
will be held from 5 until 9 p.m.
e washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Everyone is wel-
come.
Every Friday: bingo starts at
I p.m. for members and guests
followed by karaoke starting at 5.
Saturday: .25-cent bingo at I
p.m. Karaoke will be from 5 p.m.
until ?
Every Sunday dinner will be
served from 2 until 5 p.m. Dinner
will be followed by karaoke start-
ing at 5 p.m.
All events are seasonal and
you should call the lodge at (863)
763-0818 for further information
and event dates.
VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is locat-
ed at 2002 S.R. 78 W in Buckhead
Ridge. For more information call
(863) 467-2882. Post hours are
from noon until 8 p.m., Monday
through Sunday.
Wednesday Ladies Auxiliary
dinner, call for more information.
Every Thursday is bar bingo
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be avail-
able.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-
size pool table.
e Post meetings are held on
the second and fourth Saturday of


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p.m.
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In the Military


Scarpa Endy deployed
to Mediterranean Sea
Navy Seaman Jacquellen M.
Scarpa Endy, a 2003 graduate of
Okeechobee High School, recently
departed on a routine scheduled
deployment to the Mediterranean
Sea while assigned to the guided-
missile destroyer USS Gonzalez,
home ported in Norfolk, Va.
Scarpa Endy's ship deployed
along with USS Ponce and USS
Ashland as part of the USS
Kearsarge Expeditionary Strike
Group in support of the global war
on terrorism and Operations
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The primary mission of Scarpa
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of a strike group. Its flexibility pro-
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strike power to support joint and
allied forces afloat and ashore.
Underhill completes
U.S. Navy basic training
Navy Seaman Apprentice Derek


R. Underhill, son of Dale A. Watford
of Okeechobee, recently complet-
ed U.S. Navy basic training at
Recruit Training Command, Great
Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program,
Underhill completed a variety of
training which included classrooms
study,and practical instruction on
naval customs, first aid, firefighting,
water safety and survival, and ship-
board and aircraft safety. An
emphasis was also placed on physi-
cal fitness.
The capstone event of boot
camp is "Battle Stations". This exer-
cise gives recruits the skills and con-
fidence they need to succeed in the
fleet. "Battle Stations" is designed to
galvanize the basic warrior attrib-
utes of sacrifice, dedication, team-
work and endurance in each recruit
through the practical application of
basic Navy skills and the core val-
ues of Honor, Courage and Com-
mitment. Its distinctly "Navy" flavor
was designed to take into account
what it means to be a Sailor.
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Community Events

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 Okee-
chobee, 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.
Economic summit is planned
Community leaders and residents of Okeechobee County
are invited to an economic summit to be held May 4 at the
Okeechobee KOA Kampground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. It will begin at
7:30 a.m., and is being held to help plan the economic future of
the area. Economic development consultant William H. Fruth
of POLICOM Corporation will lead an all day planning session
which will help create a strategic plan to increase the size and
quality of the county's economy in the future. Participants in
the summit will be asked to provide their opinions on the best
means to implement a program to enhance the area's econo-
my. From the information gathered at the summit, Mr. Fruth
will write an initial draft of an economic development plan.
Pre-registration and a fee of $10 are required. Contact Dawn
Hoover at djjkhoover@aol.com; or, by calling (863) 467-0200.
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 experi-
ence. 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,
employment 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 dri-
ver's safety course on May 7 and 14 at 425 S.W. 28th St from 8
a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Registration is at 8 a.m. on May 7. Tuition
for the class is $10 and must be paid by check. You do not need
to be a member of AARP to attend. This class is for seniors, 50
and over. For information, call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-
0351.
County hosts Cinco de Mayo event
Okeechobee County will host a Cinco de Mayo celebration
at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., on
Saturday, May 7. Events planned include live music, dancing
and family-themed vendors.
KOA offering free camping day
Wendy Woodman, manager of the Okeechobee KOA Kamp-
ground, will, be offering free camping to the public on Friday,
May 13, as part of KOA's second annual Come Camp With Us
Day event. More than 350 KOA Kampgrounds throughout the
U.S. and Canada are participating in this special event by pro-
viding 30,000 free campsites including KOA Kamping Kabins.
Free-will donation boxes will be available in the KOA stores for
campers to make donations to KOA Care Camps for children
with cancer. Funds raised will be used to send children with
cancer and their siblings to one of 34 special summer camps.
To make reservations for this free day of camping, go online to
www.koa.com and click on the Come Camp With Us Day but-
ton and follow the instructions.
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 elementary 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 Wednes-
day, 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. During hours the
center is closed call (863) 467-5261, or (863) 357-7711.
Communitypool is open
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool is cur-
rently 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 Preven-
tion: Contact the Okeechobee Branch of the American Red
Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.


Deputy takes fifth place in motorcycle trials
Okeechobee County, Sheriff '.
Paul C. May, is pleased to
announce the results of the 16th
Annual Southeast Police Motorcy- .
cle trials recently held in Broward .
County. Sgt. Gary Bell, of the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
placed fifth out of 142 other motor-
cycle riders in the Fun Run event,
with law enforcement officers .' .
attending the competition from as- '
far away as New Jersey.
Sheriff May stated that Sgt. Bell
is a complete professional and ...
attends these trials every year, the
trials are not only to learn the latest
in safety and patrol techniques, but
to raise money for the children and
spouses of officers that died in the
line of duty. This is to assist themrn in
the coping of the loss of a mother
or father. The families are assisted
with getting counseling and are
able to send the children to a camp ,,"-.m m .
in Colorado where children that
have been through the same types
of problems can be together and
help each other cope with their
loss. The trials have raised over a Courtesy photo
quarter of a million dollars over the ote oto
last 16 years for C.O.P.S. (Concerns Sgt. Gary Bell, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office placed fifth out of 142 other motor-
of Police Survivors). cycle riders in the Fun Run event.

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Top finisher
Brandon McMillan of Belle Glade was the top finisher in
the co-angler division of the BFL bass tournament held
last weekend at Okee-Tantie Marina. He had a total weight
of 16.00 pounds, which earned him a $999 pay day.


Youth cheerleading
clinic is scheduled
A cheerleading clinic that began
Monday, April 18, will end Thurs-
day, April 21. The clinic at Yearling
Middle School starts at 5:30 p.m.
Try-outs will be Friday, April 22,
in the Yearling gymnasium begin-
ning at 5:30 p.m. sharp.
For information contact Barbara
Stokes at (863) 634-9174.
Links tourney
aids wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center will host its annual golf tour-
nament at the Okeechobee Golf
and Country Club on April 23.
The scramble will begin at 8
a.m. and will be followed by a
luncheon and the presentation of
trophies and prizes.
The cost is only $45 per golfer
and includes the round of golf, cart,
lunch and prizes.
For information, contact Bonnie
Matteo at 634-6805.
Kiwanis Club hosts
annual golf tourney
The Kiwanis Club will host its
10th annual golf scramble on Satur-
day, April 30, at the Okeechobee
Golf and Country Club, beginning
at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start.
The $50 entry fee includes a
continental breakfast, cart, prizes
and lunch.
Team prizes are: first place -
$100 gift certificate each player;
second place -$75 gift certificate
each player; eighth place $50 gift
certificate each player; next-to-last


place $25 gift certificate each play-
er. The first hole-in-one wins a
$25,000 Dodge Ram Quad Cab
Truck donated by Eddie Accardi
Dodge. Hole sponsorships are $150
for a tee or Green. Corporate spon-
sorships are $300 for a foursome
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
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 con-
tinue every Tuesday and Thursday.
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 playwill start at 9 a.m.
There will be separate boys and
girls divisions. The divisions will be
broken down into age groups.
They are: boys-10; boys-12; boys-
14; boys'-16; and, boys-18. The girls'
division will have the same age
groups as the boys.
The cost will be $10 per player
which includes a T-shirt, lunch,
balls and awards.
For information, contact Dave
Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or 532-9316.
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-
mation.
Hours announced
for community pool
The Okeechobee Sports Com-
plex 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 phys-
ical education and water safety
classes for county students.
Red Cross offers
swimming lessons
Swim lessons will be available
at the Okeechobee Sports complex
pool through the Red Cross. Regis-
tration for lessons will be from 9
a.m. until 6 p.m., June 7 through
June 10. Flyers will be sent out to
the elementary schools in early"
May. For information, contact D.
Sheffield at (863) 467-7667 (pool);
or, (863) 462-5296 (classroom).
Golf tournament
will benefit CIS
Communities In School (CIS)
and the Police Athletic League
(PAL) are hosting their sixth annual
golf tournament on Saturday, June
18, at the Okeechobee Golf &
Country Club.
There will be an 8 a.m. shotgun
start.
Entry fees are $45 per person, or
$180 per team. Sponsorships are
available. The cost of a hole spon-
sorship is $150; a tee sponsorship is
$75; and, a team sponsorship is
$180.
There will also be chicken and
rib barbecue dinners.
Prizes will be given to the first,
ninth and next-to-last place teams.
All; proceeds, will help fund CIS
projects:' 1.rii' ,:,r' Character
Counts and Youth Center.
For information, call CIS at (863)
462-5327.


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The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, April
15, through Thursday, April 21,
are as follows:
Theatre I "Sahara" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:05
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9:05 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9:05 p.m.
Theatre II "Fever Pitch" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre 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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Make a difference
through mentoring
Making a difference through
mentoring needs you! You can
make a difference in the life of a
teen by mentoring. Adolescence
is a time of risk and opportunity.
The youth in Okeechobee Coun-
ty need you. If you have a caring
heart and one hour a week to
share in the life of a teen, you
can be a mentor. For informa-
tion, call Toni Doyle at (863) 462-
5863.
FPL offering
emergency help
The American Red Cross
Okeechobee Branch is a Care to
Share Partner Agency. The Care
to Share Program is sponsored
by FPL and is designed to pro-
vide emergency assistance-
funds to customers who are in a
crisis situation and unable to pay
their electric bill. To find out if
you qualify for Care to Share
assistance please stop by the
American Red Cross Office at
323 N. Parrott Ave. or call (863)
763-2488. The,. Care& to Share
office hours are Monday,
Wednesday and Friday from 8:30
a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities
available in Okeechobee assist-
ing the patient care and adminis-
trative teams to provide Hospice
services to Okeechobee area res-
idents. Permanent and part-time
volunteers provide direct patient
support services such as com-
panionship, telephone contacts,
letter reading, main caregiver
relief and other non-medical
assistance. They also assist Hos-
pice in fund raising, clerical and
office support. Age is not a barri-
er. For information, visit Hospice
of Okeechobee at 411 S.E.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, or call
(863) 467-2321.
Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center
at Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth
St. offers a service to youth and
children by giving free classes in
martial arts. The classes are cur-
rently taught four days a week
-on Tuesday, Wednesday and Fri-
day, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on
Saturday from 11 a.m. until
12:30 p.m.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on
your boat. This service is free.
You will receive a cordial,
informative and confidential
boat inspection. A vessel safety
check decal will be placed on
boats that meet all the require-
ments. Call (863) 467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.
Halfway House
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E. 72nd Circle N.,
is looking for volunteers to work
with adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents
you'd like to share, call Ed
Wimes at (863) 357-0047.
Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured fer-
rets. For information, call (863)
763-4333.


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Auctions 105
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In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage.Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


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


BIRD, MACAU (Parrot), Multi-
Colors. Vic of Lakeshore
Middle School.
(561)996-0060. Reward
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
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CAMPER, free for the taking,
30', good axles, poor body.
(863)467-4389 mornings.
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 KITTENS: To good
home. (863)467-4864
FREE OAK FIREWOOD, As
much as you need. Just
bdng a saw to cut the wood.
(863)467-4304.
GUN SAFE- tall, needs lock.
(863)946-1481
MIXED PUPPIES approx 4wks
old Free Puppies To Good
Home Only! (239)657-2504
Leave Message.
OAK FIRE WOOD You haul.
(863)467-8856.
PUPPIES Golden Retriever, Pit
Bull & Cur mix. Free To
Good Home. (863)357-7539
Call after 7pm.


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EXPERIENCED Child Care
Worker Needed.
Must be 18 &
have High School
Diploma or GED.
(863)467-5588.


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dens area. Mt. 3 yrs
Commercial experience prefer-
reded. Top pay with benefits,
paid vac/holidays.
DFWP/EOE
Call 800-330-9531

BARBER OR BEAUTICIANS
FT/PT $30 Chair rent or 30%
.Commission. Rocky
(863)763-7396.F
Boom Truactr hator/Laborer
denClass B CL req. 3 EOE
863-467-1932,6.

561-719-3677


CASHIER NEEDED
For Country Store
(863)763-0473.
Cashiers, Fla. Turnpike, Yee-
haw through Stuart, need 25
people to work to replace 25
who didn't. 772-429-1454


DRYWALL FINISHERS
Experienced, Please
Call (863)655-2939

Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classified.


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


DISPATCHER
FOR A/C COMPANY
Motivated, dependable
computer skills
Benefits, DFW
(863)763-8391


EXPERIENCED
TRACK HOE OPERATOR
WANTED. (863)634-1136
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Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items in
the classifeids.


FAMILY HOME HEALTH
SERVICES
Now hiring F/T Per Diem
RN/LPN
AIDE
PUT'S
For Okeechobee area.
Medicare experience a plus.
Competitive rate
Fax resume to
(877)337-0297
or call (877)337-0286
EOE/DFWP
FL#HHA299991901

FOOD SERVICE
PERSONNEL
For Juvenile Cor-
rectional Feeding
Program. Food
Production Expe-
rience. Must
have a clean
background & be
able to pass Drug
Screening for se-
curity clearance.
Benefits with ad-
vancement op-
portunity.
863-357-9922
x2280


NIGHT OWLS
Second job or prefer
niht 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 posi-
tion is currently avail-
able. Apply at
Ft. Drum Citgo, mm
184, FL. Turnpike
(863)763-9383
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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


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


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Pharmacy Consultant
Pharmaceutical Services
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call (863) 357-2442 for more information
SURVEY CREW- All positions.
New Okeechobee Surveying mli"
Co. Pay negotiable,
(954)224-9612. i


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


NEEDED

LAUNDRY
WORKER
Seeking mature,
responsible
person to work full
time in laundry.
Must be Bilingual.
Apply In Person At:
406 N.W. 4t" St.
Looking for Someone
experienced in concrete
block and flatwork.
Must have driver's
license.
863-357-0852
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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COMPANY DRIVERS
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Paid Life Insurance
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1-800-741-6500
online application at wwwwwalpoeinc.com
Minimum year experience Minimum 23 years of ag, and Class A CDLt
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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.


NEW IN TOWN All phases of
carpentry, concrete and fin-
ish work, no job too small.
Reasonable pay accepted.
(765)730-0227
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IMMEDIATE OPENING
Part-Time Pharmacist
Pharmaceutical Services
Located at
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call:
(863) 357-2442
for more information
RESTAURANT
RE-OPENING! # *
Cooks, Waiter/Waitresses &
Dishwashers. Apply in per-
son on 4/22 from 11:00
a.m. to 6 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 SW
Park St. See Brenda or Call
863-467-0725/634-1069
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

Wanted: Class A or B CDL
Driver with tanker endorse-
ment for local sod and Land-
scape.company Full Time.
EOE/DFWP. Call
(772)467-1230.
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 oppor-
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.
Apply at Ft. Drum Citgo, mm
184, FL., Turnpike
(863)763-9383 i
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed4 10
Child Care OfferedI 15
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



ALL PURPOSE
HANDYMAN
Home repairs, daily labor for
hire, 20 years experience in
carpentry. Call Fred
(772)708-3546
Love the earth Recycle
youth, used items by
selling them in the
classified.


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HORSE SHOEING
(954)540-9659
Oklahoma
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Reasonable Rates
FREE ESTIMATES
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Licensed & Insured.

Buying a car? Look in
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a car? Look in the
classified.



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VINYL
SKIRTING & SIDING
for Motioe 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.
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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.
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merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
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, Unens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets,'Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Televis' en/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740






CENTRAL AIR & HEAT UNIT-
$350 or best offer.
(863)467-4982 or
(863)763-2632.



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, Kenmore,
side by side, white, 22 cu.
ft., works good. $100.
(863)674-0898
REFRIGERATOR W/ICE MAK-
ER- good condition, $75.
(863)357-3105
UPRIGHT FREEZER White,
14.1 cu. ft. $50. Can deliver
within LaBelle. Call Robert
(863)675-2199.
WASHER & DRYER, Both
work. $200 for both, will
sep. (561)629-3781

WASHER, DRYER & 2
STOVES, All for $200 will
sep.(863)675-0810



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



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

: I


ALUMINUM AWNINGS 3,
40"w x 60"1, 45"W x 42"H,
75"W x 49"H. Will Sep.
(863)467-6102


CYPRESS PRIVACY FENCE -
used, 69ft. $500 for all will
sell separate.
(863)357-3863
DOORS, folding, vinyl, white,
30x80 & 36x80, good condi-
tion. $20 for both, will sep-
arate. (863)763-1997
FIBERGLASS STEPS- 5 steps
and landing 2 railings, like
new, $200 neg.
(863)467-0877.
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


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


COMPUTER E-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
DINING SET w/4 chairs. Pe-
can. $100 (863)357-4532
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
DRAWERS- Goes under
Capts. Bed. $50 or best of-
fer.(863)467-0987.
MATTRESS SET Queen, I Pil-
low Top. New, Never used.
$199. (561)516-0666.
RECLINER, LANE, w/rocker &
swivel, cream with light
green stripes. $200.
(863)467-8681.
SOFA & LOVESEAT, Excellent
condition. Down sizing home
furniture. $500.
(863)357-0126
TODDLERS BED w/mattress,
headboard and frame. $130
for all(863)357-4532
WATERBED, King size. $100.
(863)467-4049




EASY GO GOLF CART re-
stored, $2200.
(863)692-2229.
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.


GUN, AR-15. 223 Cal w/Clips
& Scope. New! $1200. Call
Cell# (863)610-0632



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 rare 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



ORGAN, Lowrey (Festival),
Model #NL-20, like new,
lots of rhythms. Must sell.
$2000. (863)763-5045
PIANO, Conn, Great Cond.
Asking $600.
(863)357-0471
PIANO Excellent condition.
$1000. (863)467-0331



BEAGLE MIX PUPPIES 1
male, 1 female, 10 wks.,
wormed, $50/neg.
(863)763-3753.
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.
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.
ROTTWEILER PUP-parents
import from Europe. $650.
(863)763-3910.








SINGER SEW MAC- portable
w/ metal cover, 2 needles
w/slanting thread, all attach,
$75. neg. (863)467-7659


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
TV/VCR Combo, 19" inch,
beautiful picture, VCR needs
adjusting, $30.
(863)467-6805


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.
TABLE SAW- 10",.Craftsman,
good condition, $85.
(863)763-7584.



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




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


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


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- 2 yrs old, unbroken,
$300. (863)675-3008.
MINIATURE STUD HORSE-
31" tall, child broke, incid,
saddle & tack, 2yrs old,
$1200. (863)227-0367.
STALLION, American saddle-
bred, 1 year old, $500.
863-697-6421



FINISH MOWER, 6 ft., like
new, used one season,
$ 1 1 0 0
(863)675-1914/673-1846

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

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


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 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



Okee. 1 BR On The Canal.
$550. mo. 1st/last mo.
Avail. 05/01/05 On The Ca-
nal.(863)467-4668.
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.


FORT DRUM, 2 Bdrm., 2 BA,
garage. Quiet country set-
ting. Small pet okay Fenced
yard monthly or seasonal.
(305)944-2721.




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.




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CAROLINA. MUST SEE THE
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Homes, Cabins, Acreage &
Investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC Real
Estate, Murphy www.chero-
keemountainrealty.com Call
for Free Brochure
(800)841-5868.




Real Estate



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




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




Cash for your properly
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB111 AU237


SEEKING 30-200 +/- acres of
wooded/pasture land. Not a
Realtor/Developer.
(772)460-1539.



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




OKEE, 3BR, 2BA Taylor Creek
Furn., dock. No pets. Adult
Only. $850. 1st/ec Dep
954-587-2644/260-1933



Doublewide, Adult park,
2BR/2BA, fully furnished, In-
dian Woods, Indiantown.
(772)597-4608
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
Fishermens Dream.
Lot# 96 Buckhead Ridge
Marina. 30' Park Model,
FV/Room, storage, shed,
dock, deck & patio.
Furnished. $29,500.,
$350. Lot Lease.
217-429.1426.
Park Model, '86, 40x12,
w/40x9 Fla. room, vinyl sid-
ing, c/a & heat, 1BR/1BA,
Okeechobee @ Barlows RV
Park on Rim Canal,
.$22,500. (863)357-3623

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


Recreation

.. -. _.+
Boats 3005
Campers,/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



BOAT, 14', Aluminum w/'01
trailer & 5.5 hp, Johnson
0/B, Seats, Trolling motor.
$1200 (863)763-6069
BOAT MOTOR '91 Mariner,
Long shaft with controls.
$1100. (863)634-2761
BOATS (2) 112' fiberglass
w/trlr, 15 HP Evinrude, 1 15'
walkthru w/trlr, no motor,
$500 (863)674-1105.
MERCURY '01, 25 HP electric
start, 0/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, 6lFt, 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,
sleeps 6NC, 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


AutomobWlets 4010


Cl....i Cars 4015
Com r..il u...oa. 4020
Construction
Eq..ipn...t 4025
o Car 4030
Four Wh"1 Dr M 4035
Heavy Duty Truoks4040
Port. R.pr. 4045
Piok.p Tru.ok. 050
Sport Utility 0
Tractor Tm istor 4060
Utilllty Trrller 40B5
Van. 4070



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 tires, 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




NISSAN STANZA 1985.
Crushed Valor Bucket Seats,
4 cyl., auto. $1500.
(561)358-6307
OLDSMOBILE 98 Regency
Elite 1996, Fully loaded. Ex-
tra clean. Brakes need work.
$1200 (863)675-7306
SUZUKI SAMURAI JEEP '93,
2 wheel drive, 4 cyl., 5 spd,
A lot of new parts added.
$1000. (863)261-2063.
THUNDER BIRD '95,V8, All
power. $1500.
(863)835-6230
TOYOTA TERCEL '89, $200.
or best offer.
(863)675-1038.
TRANS AM 1985 needs work
does not run. $600. nego-
tiable. (863)467-1985



Antique & Classic Cars for
sale. (863)763-6266 or
863-697-1319 or
striebelautosales.com



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


CLUB CAR, Good cond. good
battery & charger. $999
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878




BEDLINER- for Ford PU, 6' x
4'5", $75. (863)763-3451.
CHEVY S10 TRUCK BED- for
'94-'00, asking $300 or best
offer. (863)675-8155
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
or Kawasaki Mule. $900.
(863)692-2229.
FORD '66, 352 Big Block.
Runs good, does not
knock/smoke. $700. Neg or
trade. (863)441-4534
FORD F150 19987 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
TIRE & RIMS (5), brand new
Goodyear, from 2005 Jeep,
P2457R15, $550.
(863)763-1457 Ext.O000
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



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.
FORD F150 '91, 4x4, Runs
ood 70K original miles.
3000.863-634-0379.
FORD F250 XLT '99, Diesel.
Supercab. 147K. Runs per-
fect. $11,800 or best offer.
863-946-1917.
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 SPORTAGE, '01 low
miles, 4x4, fully loaded, runs
great, $6300.
(863)902-0506 after 5pm.

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



CHEVY VAN EXPRESS'1999
Extended Van, White, V8
Good condition. $5,900.
(863)610-1675.

Dodge 1500 Cargo Van, "95,
1/2 ton, a/c, 161k mi., theft
alarms, A-1 cond. $2000.
(863)357-6640

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go? It can go even
faster when you sell it
in the classified.


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CASE NO. 2003"-P-117
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line ups. The following chanets wilt be added:
The following channels will be moved:
OfY moves from channel 133 to Channel 119
ESPN News will moveirom channel 123 tochannel
133
SThe fonowing channels wll be added:
ESPN t is being added to channel 132
FUEL is ting added to channel 123
SI TV is being added to channel 121
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SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
PUBLIC NOTICE OF APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following ap-
plication(s) for permit have been received for projects) in Okeechobee County:
Sherman Wood Ranches Development Company LLC (Sherman Wood Ranches) 28
W Grand Ave, Montvale, NJ 04645, has submitted Application 050324-3 for an En-
vironmental Resource Permit for 484.8 acres of residential lands. The water will be
discharged to L-63 and the project is located in Sections 29,32, Township 37
South, Range 36 East.
Sundance Trails LLC (Sundance Trails Ranch) 2333 Bdckell Ave, Ste D-1, Miami, FL
33129, has submitted Application 050405-4 for an Environmental Resource Permit
for 768.1 acres of residential lands. The water will be discharged to the C-24 Canal
and the project is located in Sections 3-5,8-10, Township 36 South, Range 36 East.
Interested'persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for
a copy of the staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the applica-
tion y writing'to the South Florida Water Management District, Attn: Environmental
Resource Regulation, PO Box 24680, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680, but such
comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM within 21 days from the date
of publication.
No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff
report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings. Sub-
stantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing regarding
the proposed agency action by submitting a written
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