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Okeechobee News

Vol. 96 No. 112 Friday, April 22, 2005 50 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 electrical
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 pay-
ment 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
hot respond to these phone
requests.
If you receive a phone call of
this nature, immediately con-
tact the Glades Electric Cooper-
ative at 1-(800) 226-4024.

Inside
Greenspan warns
of budget deficits
WASHINGTON Bloated
budget deficits pose a danger
to the nation's long-term eco-
nomic health, Federal Reserve
Chairman Alan Greenspan
warned anew Thursday. He
issued a fresh call to policy-
makers to move swiftly to put
the government's fiscal house
in order.
Greenspan only very briefly
touched on the economy's
current performance, saying
"activity appears to be
expanding at, a reasonably
good pace," an assessment he
has made repeatedly this year.
His comments to the Sen-
ate Budget Committee came
as some private economists
are concerned about the
extent to which high energy
prices will crimp economic
activity.
Responding'to questions,
Greenspan suggested he is not
concerned about the U.S.
economy falling into a period
of "stagflation" the worri-
some combination of rising
inflation and slower econom-
ic growth.
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Drought Index
Current: 239
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

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Comics ........... .7
Community Events .4
Crossword ......... .8
Obituaries ......... .3
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............. 6
TV ................ 9
Weather ............ 2
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Business welcomes

chamber members


By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Chamber of
Commerce monthly, "Coffee
Klatch" meeting was hosted on
Thursday, April 21 by new Cham-
ber member, Heritage Financial
Services located at 309 S.W. Park
St.
Heritage Financial Services
opened in December 2004. Flo
Williams is Heritage Financial's
president and principal broker,
while her son Matt Williams is
vice president and a licensed
mortgage broker: Another
employee Tony DeCarlo who is
currently a processor, is working
towards his mortgage broker's
license.
The financial services provid-
ed by Heritage Financial include
residential, small business, com-
mercial, mobile home, small


acreage and home equity loans.
Announcements made
included:
Rotary Club's Lake Okee-
chobee Scenic Trail (L.O.S.T.)
Annual Bike Ride takes place this
Saturday, April 23. Participating
riders will meet at Nubbin Slough
beginning at 8 a.m.
Masonic Lodge All You Can
Eat Breakfast being held this Sat-
urday, April 23 beginning at 8
a.m. at the Mason Lodge #237
located at 107 N.W. 5th Ave. Tick-
ets for the breakfast are $4. For
.more information contact the
Mason Lodge #237 at (863) 763-
1610.
Chamber of Commerce mem-
bers and their guests will be invit-
ed to Raulerson Hospital who will
host the next Coffee Klatch meet-
ing with their new public rela-
tions director, William Casian on
Thursday, May 19 at 8 a.m.


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itage Financial Services for Coffee Klatch. Welcoming those in attendance were (left to right,
back) Darrell Donnelly, George Dukes, Matt Williams, Tony DeCarlo, Rev. Paul Jackson, Flo
Williams, (left to right, front) Pat Tipton, Brenda O'Connor.


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Florida leads nation in lightning strikes


By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
Floridians are enjoying
warmer temperatures these
days. Many Floridians are also
aware that their sunny day at the
beach or in the yard can be inter-
rupted at any time by frequent
and sudden thunderstorms
developing with little or no
warning. Thunderstorms bring
with them the potential for dead-
ly lightning.
Florida leads the nation in
lightning strikes and ranks third
in the nation for tornadoes that
are spawned from spring and
summer thunderstorms.
According to the National
Weather Service, more than 126
Floridians have been killed by
lightning strikes since 1959. That
number is nearly two-and-a-half
times the number of lightning-
related deaths reported in Texas
in the same period of time. Light-
ning producing thunderstorms
occur during any given month.
However, they most frequently
occur during the summer
months from June through Sep-
tember with July being the peak
of the lightning season.
Gene O'Neill, director of
Okeechobee County Emergency
Management, stated that young
people in Florida those most-
ly within the age group of 10-19
- are more frequently killed by


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Gene O'Neill, Emergency Management director for Okee-
chobee County, reviews severe weather safety information
for local residents.


Florida leads the nation in lightning strikes and
ranks third in the nation for tornadoes that are
spawned from spring and summer thunder-
storms.


lightning strikes than any other
age group due in part to their
lifestyle.
Spring and summer outdoor
activities, such as swimming,


fishing, outdoor sports, boating
and even walking home from
school make young people more
susceptible to danger if lightning
strikes. A main factor of danger


from lightning strikes is the lack
of knowledge about when and
where lightning may strike.
It is important to safeguard
family members and educate
children on the dangers of light-
ning.
Knowing what to do in case
of sudden storms and lightning
strikes could make the differ-
ence in saving a life.
If lightning is seen or thun-
der is heard, even if it is not rain-
ing, there is danger of a possible
lightning strike. Go indoors and
stay indoors until 30 minutes
after the last thunder is heard.
Stay away from trees. If you
are in a wooded area crouch low
to the ground making yourself
the smallest possible target.
Get out of the water as
quickly as possible and find shel.
ter immediately.
Avoid windows and doors
and stay in an interior room
within the building.
Unplug any electrical appli-
ances. Power surges from light-
ning strikes can still damage
electronics if they are plugged
into electrical outlets.
Do not use corded tele-
phones. Electricity may travel
through the phone lines.
If lightning strikes a person,
call 9-1-1. With immediate med-
ical attention many victims can
survive a lightning strike.


Clarification

An article appearing on the
front page of the Wednesday,
April 20, issue of the Okee-
chobee News under the head-
line "Residents battle over
sludge issue" needs to be clar-
ified. The article referred to
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) violations
against Tir na n'Og. According
to DEP officials, the only
infraction recorded against Tir
na n'Og occurred in August of
2000. It was not a true viola-
tion, but a notice of non-com-
pliance. It dealt with a clerical
error in a Discharge Monitor-
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Community Events

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 opin-
ions on the best means to implement a program to enhance the
area's economy. 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 experience. Seating is limited so call
(863) 467-3085, for information or to pre-register.

OMS hosting career fair
Osceola Middle School will host a career fair Friday, May 6, from
8 a.m. until 3 p.m. The school is looking for volunteers to come and
participate by setting up a career booth. Please call Tracy Downing
or Jerry Golliher at (863) 462-5070. While the students are visiting
booths they will be learning about: the challenges, rewards, advan-
tages and disadvantages of the job; typical job duties and responsi-
bilities; average wages; where and how to receive the necessary
education and training; and, employment outlook. A homemade
lunch will be prepared for the volunteers.


Staff photo/Pete Gawda
Science fair recognition
Wendy Reister (left) science teacher at Okeechobee High School, was recognized by
Okeechobee County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patricia Cooper for helping with the
science fair.


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Fire Calls


City Fire
April 14
Mutual aid request for structure
fire, S.E. 34th Ave.
Fire/Rescue canceled the
request.
April 16
Mutual aid brush fire, N.E. 30th
Ave.
Firefighters assisted Fire/Rescue
with a brush fire.
April 17
County assist structure fire, S.E.
21st Ct.
Fire/Rescue was at the scene.
April 20
Medical, S.W. Eighth St.


Firefighters assisted Fire/Rescue.
Fire/Rescue
April 13
Medical assist, N.E. Eighth Ave.
Fire/Rescue assisted the medical
crew as needed with patient care. A
landing zone was set up for Aeromed-
2. The helicopter landed and depart-
ment without any problems.
Brush fire, S.E. 59th Dr.
The homeowner was burning a
small pile of brush. The homeowner
was advised of the burn laws. The
homeowner put out the fire.
April 14
Fire, S.E. 34th Ave.
Fire/Rescue found a small area of
fence and fire pit burning.The fire was


extinguished.
False alarm, 29th 32nd Ave.
The call was canceled.
Brush fire, N.E, 9th
Fire/Rescue found land clearing
'on fire. The fire was extinguished.
April 15
Fall from a car, 35th Ave.
Fire/Rescue assisted the medical
crew with a patient and transporting to
Raulerson Hospital.
Automobile accident, U.S. 441
S.E.
The call was canceled.
April 16
Possible structure fire, N.E. 6th
The city fire department and FPL
were notified. Upon Fire/Rescue's


arrival a brush fire was found. A
deputy on scene stated the fire was
started by a pickup truck that caught
on fire. The owner of the pickup truck
stated his vehicle got stuck and
while trying to get it out the fire start-
ed.
Burn complaint, N.W. 10th Terr.
The fire was extinguished.
April 17
Standby, U.S. 441 N.
Fire/Rescue responded to a heli-
copter standby.
Brush fire, N.E. 25th Way
The fire was extinguished.
Fire/Rescue helped the Division of
Forestry with any hot spots.


Legion Post #64 to host military coffee


Military retirees and surviving
spouses are invited to an "Out-
reach Coffee" Saturday morning,
April 23, at the American Legion
Home in Okeechobee.
Sponsored by the South Cen-
tral Florida Chapter of The Military
Officers Association, the session is
open to all military retirees
regardless of rank explained
retired Army Brigadier General
Peter B. Injasoulian, chapter pres-
ident.


"As part of our community
relations program, we hope to
keep the military retirees and their
families aware of pending legisla-
tion as well as benefits presently
due them" explained General
Injasoulian.
The program is scheduled to
start at 10 a.m., and is scheduled
to last an hour, coffee will be fur-
nished by the MOAA chapter at
the Legion Home.
Subjects to be covered include


military hospital benefits, various
services still available at military
bases for retirees, TRICARE med-
ical and prescription benefits,
Space A travel, obtaining military
identification credentials, as well
as status on pending legislative
proposals affecting the retiree.
Colonel Lawrence C. Saucier,
local Army JROTC Battalion
Senior Instructor, has been invited
to be on hand to answer ques-
tions concerning the local pro-


gram and their plans for next year.
"One of our local chapter's
main programs is the support of
the Junior ROTC units in our area
and we will be making a presen-
tation to the Okeechobee High
School Army Junior ROTC'Battal-
ion," said General Injasoulian.
Anyone who wishes further
information, may call local
MOAA member retired Marine
Major Dan Fennell at (863) 467-
9461.


Obituaries


R.H.'Mike' Barber
.R.H. 'Mike' Barber, age 74, of
Okeechobee, died WedneIdaN,,
April 20, 2005, at Raulerson Hospi-
tal. Mr. Barber was born Dec. 21,
* 1930, in Okeechobee to Josh and
Mamie Stratton Barber. He was the
owner of Okeechobee, Abstract
and a member of the Oakview
Baptist Church. Mr. Barber proudly
served our country in the U.S.
Navy during the Korean War. He,
married Dolly Markham on Sept.
24, 1996. Mr. Barber will be
remembered as a loving spouse,.
dad, grandfather, and friend.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, Josh and Mamie Bar-
ber; two brothers, Donald and
Frank Barber; and, his sister, Betty
Barber.
Mr. Barber is survived by his
loving wife, Dolly .M. Barber of
Okeechobee; daughter, Joleen
(Steve) Fleming of Clarksville,
Tenn.; son, Thomas W. (Susan)
Barber of Okeechobee; and, two
grandchildren, Joseph and Mary
Kathleen Barber.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7
p.m. on Friday, April 22, at Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home.
Funeral serviceswill be 11 a.m.,
on Saturday, April 23, at Oakview
Baptist Church with Pastor John
W. Keith officiating. Interment will
follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
tory;


'Richard Vanhoose
Richard Vanhoose, age 83,
died Apnl 19, 2005, at Raulerson
Hospital in Okeechobee. He was
born Feb. 18, 1922, in Jenkins,
Ky. He worked'as a chef at the
A.G. Holly Hospital in Lantana,
retiring after 20 years. He also
retired from the Air Force after
21 years. His interests were: fish-
ing, hunting, camping and boat-
ing.
He was preceded in death by:
two brothers, Roy and Buford;
and, four sisters, Mona Embry,
Alma Bentley, Marie Sargeant,
and Wanda Fairchild.
Survivors include: his wife of


61 years, Martha Stahman Van-
hoose; two daughters, Martha M.
MacQuatrie of Okeechobee, and
Beverly Ann (William J.) Pad-
june of Orangevale, Calif.; two
sisters, Juanita Anderson of
Richmond, Va., and Ruth Stewart
of Jenkins, Ky.; four brothers-in-
law, Charles Stahman of West
Palm Beach, Albert Stahman of
East Palatka, Bernard Sargeant
Jenkins, Ky., and Joe Bently of
Baltimore, Md.; one grandchild,
Michaele Potter; and, two great-
grandchildren of Pollock Pines,
Calif. as well as many nieces and
nephews.
Visitation will be held Satur-
day April 23, at 11 a.m. with serv-


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Lake Worth. Internment will fol-
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Automobile accident, S.R. 70 E.
Fire/Rescue assisted EMS with
packing three patients.
Structure fire, S.E. 21st Ct.
Fire/Rescue forced the front door
open and fount a pot on the stove on
fire.
Brush pile fire, N.W. 103rd St.
Fire/Rescue found three pile of
wood on fire. The fire was extin-
guished.


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Semi on fire, U.S. 98 N.
Water was applied to the passen-
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applied to cool the brakes down.
Brush fire, N..E. 15th Ave.
A man was burning trash. The
man was advised of the burn laws and
was assisted in extinguishing the fire.
Vehicle versus cow, N.E. 96th Ave.
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fying them, we won't identify them in our Speak Out column. If
you have code enforcement questions or a complaint, we sug-
gest you call either the city or county code enforcement office.
The city's code enforcement number is (863) 357-1971. For the
county's office, call (863) 763-5548.

Boo to the State
"I am just sitting here at the railroad tracks waiting for 20 min-
utes for two trains going in two different directions. This is ridicu-
lous. They should have never done road improvements without
putting an overpass over the railroad tracks. An ambulance is sit-
ting here waiting to get through. This is ridiculous. Boo to the
state for doing this renovation."

Sewage
"I am a local contractor and I see in the paper everybody fight-
ing and arguing over the sludge spreading on the different acres.
But yet I haven't seen anyone speaking about OUA wanting to
pump sewage down into the ground near the water wells. I just
don't understand."
Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. While there is a study being
conducted into putting treated effluent into wells called deep
well injection it is a long way from coming to fruition. As stat-
ed, the effluent would be treated and, from what we are told,
safe for the environment. Also, these wells would be much
deeper than wells for potable water. We should also mention
that since this is an expensive method of handling effluent, it
may not be feasible.

God's Word
"I would just like to comment on Pastor Dawson's article in
the paper. It really touched me and I want to express how much it
touched me. I want to go to church and I will go to his church
because he preaches the Bible, not his opinion, and God's word."

Loud Music
"We know it is against the law for people to have blaring
music. But the problem is that they come into a mobile park
doing nothing but driving through to apparently impress people.
In a mobile park that is contained it actually vibrates your floors.
But, they are gone before the police could get here. But now that I
know, the next time I will call with a description of the vehicle -
if it will do any good. There are still retirees living here that have
not run out and I don't run."



Community Events

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.-

Hospice will host yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Thursday,
April 28, from noon until 3 p.m. The sale will continue on Friday,
April 29, and Saturday, April 30, from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The
sale will be held at the Hospice of Okeechobee Volunteer House,
located at the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Avenue. All
proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.

Church hosting chicken dinner
The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will
host a chicken dinner on. Friday, April 29, starting at 11 a.m. The
menu will consist of barbecue chicken, cheese potatoes, green
beans, roll and sour cream pound cake. All plates are $5. Call
(863) 763-4127 to have dinners delivered, or dinners may be
picked up at the church. You may call the day before to place your
orders for early delivery.





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Letters to the Editor


Cinco de Mayo
festival canceled
On behalf of the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce,
we wish to withdraw our commit-
ment to host a Cinco de Mayo on
May 7.
We have worked diligently
over the past three years to prop-
erly plan and consummate a
spectacular celebration and
expected to bring all our hard
work and dedication to fruition
this May 7. However, with another
conflicting Cinco de Mayo on the
same day, the Chamber on behalf
of all the citizens of Okeechobee,
has concluded that this would not
be benefit to anyone for us to hold
our event at the same time.
Plans are already in the works
to host a Latin Festival Extrava-
ganza in the very near future. We
will keep you apprised as details


emerge and are finalized.

Darrell Donnelly,
Chamber president, and
Brenda O'Connor,
executive director

Awareness is the key
In the past few weeks Florida
has lost two more young lives to
those that choose to prey on our
children.
The first question is why?
These people are allowed to live,
eat, play and do almost all the
things we do. That's the law. The
only difference is they have to fol-
low some simple rules, which
they do not like. They have to let
law enforcement agencies know
where they live. The reason they
don't like this is because they
would rather not have their neigh-
bors know about their past. This


Upcoming Events


Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All
persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming
a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Ollie Margret at (863) 467-9766.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W.Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center, locat-
ed at S.E, Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or
Juana at 471-9795.

Saturday
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House,
which is located next to the driver's license office on U.S. 441 S.E. It is a
self-help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and other
intoxicating drugs and a desire to manage their emotional or psychiatric
illness. It's an open discussion group.
The Okeechobee Marshals are a cowboy action shooting club that
will be holding shoots in Okeechobee. Everyone is invited. Just follow the
signs for the sporting days at the Thunder Cross Race Track.

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

Monday
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Children's
Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m. The orienta-
tion is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okeechobee Coun-
ty. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a question/answer forum. It will
be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For informa-
tion, call the Foster Care Program at 1-800-403-9311.

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St. at 8 p.m.
,Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
2321.
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m. in the conference room at The
Gathering, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. for a weekly 12-step recovery and sup-
port group meeting for women overcoming chemical dependency. For
information, call (863) 467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. for breakfast. For information, call
.(863) 357-0297.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee will meet at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interested
are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to
life. Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is located
next to next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group that offers
support and education for people who have been diagnosed with clinical
depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual
diagnosis.


also gives them access too more
unsuspecting victims should they
decide to continue along the path
they have chosen.
What is being done? The
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office and the Okeechobee News
try to keep us aware of their
whereabouts. A couple of weeks
ago the Okeechobee News pub-
lished an article about what the
sheriff's office is doing to keep
track of these people.
In addition to that article, the
sheriff now has the Citizen
Observer Patrol going out in the
community and distributing flyers
with the same information that is
published in the News, along with
the names and telephone num-
bers of the people you should
contact if you have any questions.
All of this is an attempt to
make the community aware that
these people are out there and


there are almost 100 of them in
our community alone.
What can be done? This is the
biggie. The key word is aware-
ness. When you are aware of
something you can take appropri-
ate steps to prevent future prob-
lems. Parents, know who and
where your children are at all
times. When you are out shop-
ping, keep them with you. Do not
let them wander about the store,
unless another adult that you trust
is with them. Give them as much
information about these people
that you feel they can handle -
the idea is not to scare them, but
to inform them.
Adults when you see some-
thing you feel is not right, report it
to the proper authorities. Maybe
together we can prevent this from
happening in Okeechobee.

Richard Engwiller


Community Events

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 I and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Kim Dean,
executive administrator, and David Robertson, Volunteer and
education coordinator for the Humane Society of St. Lucie Coun-
ty. 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 Savannah Rd. 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 hotdogs and holding other fundraising events.
Hamburgers and hotdogs will be sold from 10:45 a.m. until 2
p.m. Proceeds of this fundraiser will help send members to sum-
mer horsemanship school.

Inaugural LOST Ride and Run planned
The Rotary will be hosting its inaugural LOST Ride and Run on
April 23, starting at 8 a.m. It will begin and end at Nubbin Slough.
Refreshments and bathroom facilities will be provided along the
route. Certified bicycle helmets are required. Orientation and
sign-ins will begin at 7 a.m. Registration fees will be $15 for adults
and $10 for children under 10. Riders, runners and walkers under
the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent of guardian. Send
registrations to Jim Mclnnes, 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.

Hospital hosting free lecture
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., will host Dine with the
Doctor on Tuesday, April 26. The lecture on fatigue will be held in
the hospital's dining room, and will be facilitated by Dr. Leland
Heller. Dinner will begin at 5 p.m. and the lecture will start at 5:30
p.m. There is a $3 charge for the dinner. Since seating is limited,
RSVP to the hospitals public relations office at (863) 824-2702.

Collaborative Council will meet
The Community Collaborative Council will meet Tuesday,
April 26, in room 303 of the Okeechobee County School Board
building, 700 S.W Second Ave., starting at 10 a.m. We will be col-
lecting back-to-school supplies for the Okeechobee children in
foster care. We will continue to collect supplies through the July
meeting. 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 Coali-
tion office at (863) 462-5877.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
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Movie times for Friday, April
22, through Thursday, April 28,
are as follows:
Theatre I "Interpreter" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9:15 p.m.
Theatre II "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
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9:05 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-
7202.


'Briefs

You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for their
children, the question is whose
children are these? The answer is
they belong to all of us. You can
help abused and neglected chil-
dren by donating your operational
car, boat, truck or other vehicle to
Kids In Distress by calling (954)
390-7620. Kids In Distress is a com-
munity-supported agency dedicat-
ed to the care, treatment and pre-
vention of child abuse and neglect.
They have locations in Broward
and Palm Beach County.
Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W. 30th Terr. You can invite up to
20 friends to join you for a wildlife
adventure tour, hands on animal
encounter, games and a special
craft for everyone. to make. For
more information on cost and
reservations, call (863) 763-4630.
VAvans are
running daily
Okeechobee County has
increased the days the VA vans
transport veterans to the West Palm
Beach VA Medical Center. The VA
vans are now running Monday.
through Friday. All veterans need-
ing a ride to the VA Medical Center
should call the County Veterans
Service Officer at (863) 763-8124,
several days ahead of time and pro-
vide name, last four of social securi-
ty number, date and time of
appointment and whether awheel-
chair/scooter lift is needed. All
appointments must be before
noon. If there are any questions,
please contact Betsy Grinslade, the
county veterans' service officer.
Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center
of Okeechobee, 1505 S. Parrott
Ave., across from the movie the-
atre. a non-profit organization,
offers free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer
free and confidential pregnancy
tests, peer counseling, referrals for
a free ultrasound, parenting class-
es, and abstinence education.
Operating hours are from 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days, For information or appoint-
ments call (863) 763-8859.
Free parenting
classes offered
Free six-week parenting classes
for parents of young children are
held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the
Pregnancy Resource Center; 1505
S. Parrott Ave. Topics include disci-
pline a family affair, birth to eight
months infants, eight to eighteen
months the toddler, 18 to 36
months terrific twos, three 'year
olds, and uncommon sense. Each
week parents "earn" baby bucks to
purchase items for their baby at the
Center's Baby Boutique. Childcare
is not provided, however infants in


carriers are welcome. For details
call (863) 763-8859 or (863) 697-
6320.
American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red. Cross is
looking for nurses and Action Team
Volunteers to be a part of our Disas-
ter Action Team- (DAT). DAT is
made up of a group of trained vol-
unteers who respond to local disas-
ters. If you would like to give of
your time and talents to help local
citizens in time of disaster, please
call Andy or Candace at the Ameri-
can Red Cross-Okeechobee
branch at (863) 763-24-188.


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


BIRD, MACAU (Parrot), Multi-
Colors. Vic of Lakeshore
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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
bring 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
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Job Information 225
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APPRENTICES &
COMMERCIAL
ELECTRICIANS
Loading S. FLA Electrical
Contractor has immediate
opening for large Commer-
cial job in Palm Beach Gar-
dens area. Min. 3 yrs
Commercial experience prefer-
reded. Top pay with benefits,
paid vac/holidays.
DFWP/EOE
Call 800-330-9531


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BARBER OR BEAUTiCiANS
FT/PT $30 Chair rent or 30%
Commission. Rocky
(863)763-7396.
Boom Truck Operator/Laborer,
Class B CDL req. EOE
8 6 3 4 6 7 -1 9 3 2 ,
561-719-3677
Busy Medical Practice looking
for Receptionist with billing
experience. Fax resume
772-335-7171
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
DISPATCHER
FOR A/C COMPANY
Motivated, dependable
computer skills
Benefits, DFW
(863)763-8391
EXPERIENCED Child Care
Worker Needed.
Must be 18 &
have High School
Diploma or GED.
(863)467-5588.


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MANAGER
Call today,work
tomorrow, Lori:
800-736-1379
AFLAC INSURANCE
Email:
champsinc@
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www.champs
haircuts.com

DRIVERS
Small Company with Well
Maintained Equipment is
looking for: Experienced,
Qualified, Hardworking
Drivers. Must have: Class
A License and be willing to
work 51/2 days.
Choice of work area from:
Orlando south or Longer
Trips to north Florida/
South Georgia. Perma-
nent work with a variety
of loads.
Call (863)763-6606


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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 (87)337-0286
EOE/DFWP
FL#HHA299991901

LABORER,HEAVY
EQUIPMENT OPERATORS
& EXPERIENCED
LOWBOY DRIVER
Valid driver's license. Must
have own transportation
to & from work. Home
telephone a MUST. Must
-be hardworking & be
able to do heavy lifting.
Apply In person:
3157 Hwy 441 N.
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LAUNDRY

WORKER
Seeking mature,
responsible
person to work full
time in laundry.
Must be Bilingual.
Apply In Person At:
406 NW. 4th St.
Lawn Service now hiring.
Must have min.1 yrexp
w/commercial lawn service,
valid dr. lic., over 18, willing
to work long hours. Call
467-8001,9-5

Looking for Someone
experienced in concrete
block and flatwork.
Must have drivers
license.
863-357-0852
NIGHT OWLS
Second job or prefer
night work? Night
shift positions are
now hiring, Martin Pe-
Iroleum's Turnpike
operations are ex-
panding and we need
good people. Com-
petitive pay, benefits
and mleage reim-
bursement. Will train
responsible people.
Cashiers are needed
to help develop our
mini-mart concept,
Nighttime driver posi-
tion is currently avail-
able. Apply at
Ft. Drum Ctgo, mm
184, FL Turnpike
(863)763-9383
DFWP
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.
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
SURVEY CREW- All positions.
New Okeechobee Surveying
Co. Pay negotiable.
(954)224-9612.
SURVEYOR PARTY
CHIEF & SURVEYOR
Exp. with highway
construction layout.
Professional license a
plus. Good pay, car/
truck rental & benefits.
M/FN/D. EOE
Drug Test Required.
Call 772-287-6820
Ext. 420
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

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


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


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
STARDUST LANES
PT/FT position offered to
experienced individual to work
in diverse/close team
environmental bowling alley.
Must have excellent
people skills.
Applications available on
location. 863-467-1800



NEW IN TOWN All phases of
carpentry, concrete and fin-
ish work, no job too small.
Reasonable pay accepted.
(765)730-0227

Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered4-15
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435


ALL PURPOSE
HANDYMAN
Home repairs, daily labor for
.hire, 20 years experience in
carpentry. Call Fred
.(772)708-3546


MAURO
HORSE SHOEING
(954)540-9659
Oklahoma
Graduate
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified


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



NEED AN ATTORNEY
ARRESTED?
Criminal Defense,
*State, *Federal, *Felonies,
*Misdemeanors, *DUI,
*License Suspension,
*Parol, *Probation,
*Domestic Violence,
*Drugs "Protect Your Rights"
A-A-A Attorney
Referral Service
800-733-5342
24HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK.


OFFICE PERSON NEEDED
Immediate Full Time Position
Office & Computer (Word & Excel)
experience required.

Accounting (Quick Books) knowledge helpful.

Must be dependable and willing to learn.

Fax resume to 863-357-6737




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

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


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



JACK'S TOP SOIL
Shell Rock &
Bob Cat work
Call
(863)467-4734
Shop here first!
The classified ads



HARDENS
PERSONALIZED
TREE SERVICES
Specializing in:
Difficult Tree Removals.
Broken Limbs &
Power Lines.
Call 863-261-5358


Merchandise


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & 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 560
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment '
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps'Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.'
Equipment 665
Pets Supplies,
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television.'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




CENTRAL AIR & HEAT UNIT-
$350 or best offer.
8 63)467-4982 or
863)763-2632.


CHEST FREEZER, 5 cubic
foot, like new, $75.
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
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CHEST FREEZER Good condi-
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REFRIGERATOR, Commer-
cial, 8x79x32, 3dr, see thru,
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side by side, white, 22 cu.
ft., works good. $100.
(863)674-0898


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ER- good condition, $75.
(863)357-3105
WASHER & DRYER, Both
work. $200 for both, will
sep. (561)629-378,1
WASHER, DRYER & 2
STOVES, All for $200 will
sep. (863)675-0810
The 'hssilie'd are the
most successful sales-.
person in town,


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Farm-Style Windmill
Built primarily from fir plywood, this decorative
farm-style windmill responds to even light breezes
with 12 smooth-spinning blades and a vane. Its
blade hub turns on a ball bearing attached to a shaft,
and the shaft, blades and vane pivot on a lazy-susan
bearing. The completed windmill stands nearly 7
feet tall at the tip of the uppermost blade and mea-
sures about 20 inches wide at the base.
Farm-Style Windmill plan (No. 695)... $9.95
Windmills Package (No. C 147)
Three projects incl. 695 ... $21.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
P.O. Box 2383 this newspaper; Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91409 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
R Money Back Guarantee


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



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



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" &
168x68x68". $50 will sep.
(863)763-9371
VINYL SIDING D5- Gray, ap-
prox. 400 sq. ft. $300. or
best offer. (863)610-2190.
WINDOWS, tinted, 2 30x55, 1
48x55, Mirrored sliding
doors, 3 sets 48x72". $150
for all (863)763-9371


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
COMPUTER DESK, like new.
$50 or best offer.
(863)697-3945
DINETTE TABLE, 4 chairs
New, Never used. $199.
(561)516-0666.
DINING RM SET, seats 10. w/
6 ch's., lighted hutch.. Sacri-
fice for $1000. in Okee.
(863)467-2132
DINING ROOM TABLE Solid
carved wood. 2 leafs 4
chairs, Good cond. $150.
(863)357-2233/634-9620
DINING SET w/4 chairs. Pe-
can. $100 (863)357-4532
DRAWERS- Goes under
Capts. Bed. $50 or best of-
fer.(863)467-0987.
MATTRESS SET Queen, 1 Pil-
low Top. New, Never used.
$199. (561)516-0666.
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.


GUN, AR-15. 223 Cal w/Clips
& Scope. New! $1200. Call
Cell# (863)610-0632
GUN, FEG 9mm mak. with 2
numbers matching maga-
zines, nice, small, $200
firm. (863)946-0296


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



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.
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES male,
black, no papers, will be 3-5
Ibs., $350. (863)763-3753.
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES, 7
wks, CKC, 2-Males $350.
ea. (863)467-7424 or
863-610-1863.
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.



0


SINGER SEW MAC- portable
w/ metal cover, 2 needles
w/slanting thread, all attach,
$50. 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

Agriculture



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 8'45
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
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.


Kpecial Notic


CBS on Large corner city lot.
3 Bdrm., 1 1/2 Ba. New roof,
kitchen & flooring. Sprinkler
system. (863)763-9647
LaBelle, in town, nice area,
1 BA with ceramic tile floor,
kit., dining room & bedroom,
hardwood oak floors, int.
walls tongue & groove knot-
ty pine, end. carport, laun-
dry rm, lots of shade trees
w/oaks, sable palms & cit-
rus on 4 city blocks,
$185,900 by owner.
863-675-8038.


OKEECHOBEE 5.ACRES
Lot in town, off Eagle Bay Dr.
Interest parties Call
(207)288-3510 or
Cell (561)301-1343
OKEECHOBEE 9.61 acre NW
144th trail. $170,000. Placid
Lake WaterFront lot
$79,900. KB Realty Service
LLC. (863)634-2362.



Cash for your property
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.
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.

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leads you
to the
best produds
F and servkes.


Mobile Homes


ISpecial Notic


YAMAHA YZ80, '86 runs
good, $1000 or best offer.
(863)634-7256.
S -Vles/
Am 3035


GO-CART, '04, '04, Silver Fox,
w/seat belts & roll cage.
Brand new. $1,250.
(863)467-7657.
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


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos
Townhouses Ren1920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



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.




BEAUTIFUL NORTH
CAROLINA. MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL.
MOUNTAINS OF
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS.
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


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
TREASURE ISLAND, 2 BR, 1
BA, on the water, furnished.
Non smk. env. $950 mo. +
sec. & ref. 772-285-5856



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,
FI/Room, storage, shed,
dock, deck & patio.
Furnished. $29,500.,
$350. Lot Lease.
217-429-1426.





MOBILE HOME 2/2 on
Waterfront Lot. Lake access,
boathouse, 2 Carport's, C/A,.
fenced yard. $139,000
(863)763-1013





OKEECHOBEE, 3/2, C/A & H,
Porches, Waterfront, Lake
access. Fenced yard. Hot
Tub. Many extra's. Must see!
Call Jay (863)634-3451

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 ~010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles.'ATVs 3035



BAYLINER, '99, 16 ft., 75hp,
galvanized trailer, good con-
dition, $2500 neg.
(863)634-9771
BOAT, 14', Aluminum w/'01
trailer & 5.5 hp, Johnson
O/B, Seats, Trolling motor.
$1200 (863)763-6069
BOAT MOTOR '91 Mariner,
Long shaft with controls.
$1100. (863)634-2761
BOATS (2) 1 12' fiberglass
w/trlr, 15 HP Evinrude, 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.
PONTOON BOAT, Not pretty,
but good. 40 hp Force.
$1400. (863)697-2623
Seadoo Jet Boat Sport LE,
2001, 130hp., low hours,
garage kept, boat cover &
trailer. $8,700.
(863)983-3189/228-1277
V/HULL Aluminum, 12', with
fish finder 18hp Johnson
motor. With live well. Trail-
er. $985. Neg.
(863)414-0787.


CHEVY SOUTH WIND MOTOR
HOME 1985, 30 Ft., Class
A, Fully self contained. Low
mIs. $5000 (863)635-1655
COLEMAN POP-UP 1996,
sleeps 6, A/C, porta potti, &
much more! $2300/neg.
(863)697-2411.
FLEETWOOD '99, 21', Hybrid,
A/C, Bunk beds, sleeps 7,
Good Cond Asking $8500
(863)467-2773


DUTCHMAN, 26 Ft., Register
@ Villa RV Park on 441 SE
Screen room, A/C, furnished.
As Is. $5,000.863-357-2633
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


KAWASAKI Ninja, 250 94
$1500. (863)635 3439


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. mls. 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
OLDS DELTA 88, '86- runs
good, $500 or best offer,'
(863)801-1724.
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 MUSTANG '89, Gray, 2
door, 4 cyl, 5spd, Runs
great $1000.
(-8 6 3 ) 6 3 4 1 0 7 7
800-966-3511 ext. 173
-hel

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


CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good bait/charger. $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
S(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.
CAR DOLLY, like new, used
very little, new paint,, new

$1,150, asking $925 or best
offer. (863)697-9704
CHEVY S10 TRUCK BED- for
'94-00, asking $300 or best
offer. (863)675-8155
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
or Kawasaki Mule. $900.
(863)692-2229.
FORD '66, 352 Big Block.
Runs good, does not
knock/smoke. $700. Neg or
trade. (863)441-4534
FORD F150 1998- 3 door,
parts truck, $700 for all, will
sep. (863)467-9772.
FORD F150, '86, 4x4 parts, ti-
tle, 3" body lift parts or
whole. $700.
(863)441-4534
OLDSMOBILE TORNADO '86,
Reverse, No forward. $200
or best offer.
863-467-0987
TIRE & RIMS (5), brand new
Goodyear, from 2005 Jeep,
P245TR15, $550.
(863)763-1457 Ext.O00
TIRES, 4, Michellen, P225-60
R16. Tubeless. $25for all 4.
(863)357-0371


CHEVY 350 auto Flat
bed/Utility. Runs good. 1400
or best offer.
863-697-6812.
FORD F150 '91, 4x4, Runs
eood 70K original miles.
3000. 863-634-0379.
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.

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


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Automobiles

SIfII l

Automobiles 1005
Autos Wanted 401u
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4'0
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 40.i
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks-1040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 40150
Sport Utility 1055
Tractor Trailers 4060)
Utility Trailers 4Lu65
Vans 4070i


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


Public Notices
MIII I IA


Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



INTHECIRCUIITCOURT
iH AND FOR OKEECH08EE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE OtISION
CASE NO. 2005-CP-
In R: The Estat of
OROITHY JEAN MOC,
t/la DOROTHY H. MO
eceased.
NOTE TOCREDITORS
The administration otte estate of
DOROTHY JEAN MOCK, Wa .
DOROTIHY H, MOCK, deceased,
whose date of death was January
27,2005, and whoseSocia Sew-
Iy Number is 408-46-5966, is
= ing in tae Circuit Court for
Oleechobee Coenty, Faorda, Pro-
bate Diision, the address of which
is 304 N.W. Second Street Room
101, Okeehobee, RFloida 34972.
The names and addresses of the
persoua repwesentatioe and the
personal represetatve's attorney
are set forth balow.
A tretutors of thedecoedt and
other persons ha t claims or de-
mands against decedens estate
on w t a copy o t notice is
seorrl w n three months alter
the dalfe ol the irst publication of
this notice rnmust foe the claims
wit this Courtl WITHIN THE LATER
Of T THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE Of THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS
AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
AD other creritors of the decadent
and persons haing claims or de
mands against estate of te de-
cedent must 9 e81 claims wi
Ids courtWITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AN DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARBEDEO.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS
OATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of te fsrstien 01
this noce is Apr 15, 200.
Stanley J. Mock
569 &W. h Terrace
Okeechobee, F 34974
CONELY & CONELY P.A.
Post Office Dtawer 1367
Oeechoeet. t 34973-1367
863. 763-3825
40 Tom W. Conely, It
Forida Bar #096482
Atlomneyfor
Personal Representative
568327 ON 4115,2205
NOTICE
The Tourist Development Council (TDC)
of Okeechobee County will conduct a
workshop session on Monday, April
25, 2005 at 6:30 p.m. in the Planning
& Development Conference Room of
the County Annex Building located at
499 NW 5th Street, Okeechobee, lori-
da. The purpose of the workshop
session will be to discuss issues as-
sociated with TDC promotional adver-
tising.
Any person deciding to appeal any deci-
sion made by the TDC with respect to
any matter considered at such meet-
ing will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and that, for such purpose, he or
she may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of theproceedings is
made, which record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.

1Kathy Scott, Tourism Coordinator
Tourist Development Council
Okeechobee County

PUBLISH:
Okeechobee News
Apdrl 22,2005



How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified







10 The Okeechobee News, Friday, April 22, 2005


Vbic Notice


PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at 6:0 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City
Hall, 55 SE3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING an and there-
after consider final reading of the following Ordinance into law: NO. 894: AN OR-
DINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA AMENDING THE CITY OF
OKEECHOBEE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE NO. 635 AS AMENDED,
BY REVISING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP ON A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN FROM MULTI-FAMILY TO COM-
MERCIAL; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION OF ORDINANCE AND REVISED FU-
TURE LAND USE MAP IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE
The ordinance is regarding Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Ap-
plication No. 05-005-SSA submitted by Rita Tedders on behalf of the property
owners, James L. and Rita Tedders and Leland Dyals. The request is to change
the Future Land Use designation from Multi-Family (MF) to Commercial (C) for
property located at 304 and 306 Southwest 3rd Avenue. Legal description being
Lots 1 and 2, and the North half of 11 and 12, of Block 182, City of Okeechobee,
Plat Book 5, Page 5, Public Records, Okeechobee County, Florida and Is approxi-
mately .48 acress.
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said hearing.
The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the pub-
lic In the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri,
8am-4:30pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record Includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to
be based. City Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records
of the Clerk.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at '6:00p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City
Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and there-
after consider final reading of the following Ordinance into law: NO. 895: AN OR-
DINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA AMENDING THE CITY OF
OKEECHOBEE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE NO. 635 AS AMENDED,
BY REVISING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP ON A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN FROM SINGLE-FAMILY TO MUL-
TI-FAMILY; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION OF ORDINANCE AND REVISED FU-
TURE LAND USE MAP IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
The ordinance is regarding Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Ap-
plication No. 05-006-SSA submitted by the property owner, Roland Mossel. The
request is to change the Future Land Use designation from Single Family (SF) to
Multi-Family IMF) for vacant property located at the corner of Northwest 11th
Street and 3rd Avenue. Legal descripton being Lots 17 through 21 of Block 19,
City of Okeechobee, Plat Book 5, Page 5, public records Okeechobee County,
Florida and Is approximately 1.033 acres(s).
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said hearing.
The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members'of the pub-
lic in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri,
8am-4:30pm, exceptforholidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to
be based. City Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records
of the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two () working
days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice Impaired,
call TDD1-800-222-3448 voiceor1-888-447-5620(TTY). .
Lane Gamlotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
50089 ON 4/22/05


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Community Events


Driver's safety course slated
The Church of the Nazarene will be sponsoring an AARP driver's
safety course on May 7 and 14 at 425 S.W. 28th St from 8 a.m. until
12:30 p.m. Registration is at 8 a.m. on May 7. Tuition for the.class is
$10 and must be paid by check. You do not need to be a member. of
AARP to attend. This class is for.seniors, 50 and over. For information,
call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.


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 providing 30,000 free camp-
sites 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 of34 special sum-
mer camps. To make reservations for this free dav of camping, go
online to www.koa.com and click on the Come Camp With Us Day
button and follow the instructions.


Book discussion groupwill meet
The Friends of t[he 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, 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 Fenrman at 186.3.1 357-, )U.


Red Cross swimming lessons offered
Swim lessons \\ill 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 1863 1467-7667 (pool: or, 1863 -1462-5296 classroomsi.


Frank Attkisson to speak at dinner
The Republican Party of Okeechobee will be hosting its annual
Lincoln Day Dinner on Friday, Jure 10, at the Shrine Club on U.S. 78.
Social time will be from 5 until 7 p m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.
This year's keynote speaker will be Rep. Frank Attkisson, Florida
House of Representati\es, District 79. Dinner will include a sirloin
steak served with a baked potato, green beans and a salad. Tickets
are $30 per person. If you or your business would like to sponsor a
table for this event please call Joe Arnold at (863) 357-6507 or (863)
610-1639. If available, tickets may be purchased at the door.


Headstart now accepting applications
The Economic Opportunities Council Headstart is accepting appli-
cations for the 2005 06 school year. Children turning 3 on or before
Sept. 1, but not yet eligible for kindergarten, may apply at Northside
Headstart. 1798 N.\V. Ninth Ave. For appointments, call Sheryl Heater at
1863i .357-8677 or Antonia Nunez at (863.1357-2242. Headstart opens as
early as 7 a.m. Qualifying children may stay as late as 5:30 p.m.


History Center closes for summer
The Okeechobee Family History Center of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.AV Sixth St., will be closed from May
2 until Aug. 31. They will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 11:30
a.m. until 3 p.m. The center will also be open Friday, Sept. 9, from
11:30 a m. until 3 p.m. It will then be open every \Vednesday and Fri-
day. Please call ahead one day to reserve any specific equipment you
may need. For information during working hours call (863.) 763-
65 10. During houis the center is closed call 1863) 467-5261, or (863)
357-77 I 1.


Community pool is open
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swirnming pool' is currently
open Tuesday-Friday from 4 until 7 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. until
5 p.m.; and, Sundays from I until 5 p rn. Since school is still in ses-
sion, 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 (8631) 763-3072.


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


Church collecting for care packages
The Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee would like to
invite the community to participate in a project for Operation Free-
dom Iraqi. The church will be sending care packages to 20 service-
men in the Army stationed in Iraq. These soldiers serving our country


have requested items not only for themselves, but they also give
items to the Iraqi children while on patrol and visiting. We would like
to invite' the community to help us with this project. For more infor-
mation, contact Chairperson Myra White at (863) 357-2975.


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


Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of
their Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure
fires, floods, etc. if \ou would like to gi\ e 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 Presbmterian 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' House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a501 (c) (31 organization is looking for two
to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Fridal during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also
looking for a \olunteer to become the director and a board member
of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with
the public and should be able to seek support from city and county
officials, business executives and other organizations. Work days and
hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.


Back to School supply drive starts
The Shared Services Network's Community Collaborative Council
is sponsoring its annual Back to School supply drive for Okee-
chobee's children in foster care.
These supplies will be given to the children in Okeechobee during
their annual foster care picnic just before school starts. The children
are in need of: pencils, pens, markers, colored pencils, crayons, high-
lighters, notebook paper, construction paper, folders, binders, pencil
boxes, lunch boxes, backpacks, glue, scissors, rulers, erasers, indexr
cards and calculators For information on becoming a foster parent,
call the Hibiscus Foster Parent Training Program at (800) 403-9311.
Supplies may be taken to the Community Collaborative CouncilI
meetings during April, May and July. The meetings will be held in
room 303 of the Okeechobee County School Board Office, 700 S.W.
Second Ave. For information on the school supply drive or the coun-
cil's meetings, call Sharon Vinson at 1.8631 462-50.00, ext. 257.


Chamber sponsors concerts
Brenda O'Connor, executive director of the Okeechobee Cham-
ber of Commerce, has announced that the Chamber, in conjunction
\with Morgan Renee Entertainment, are finalizing plans for a concert


series to be staged at the Chamber's Cinco de Mayo celebration and
during Labor Day weekend festivities. Information on the bands and
artists will be announced at a later date. To volunteer your help at any
of these events, call the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.


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


Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
educatirion GED and English as a second language.classes at these
locations. Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as sec-
ond languagee classes, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole Reser-
vation, Brighton, Adults basic education 'GED, Tuesda\ and Thursday
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, Eng-
lish as a second language, Tuesday and Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.;
One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St., adult basic education GED, Monday
through Thursday, from 7 a.m. until noon; El Centro Santa F6, 115
.S.V. Fifth Ave., Citizehship class, Thursda,. from 6:30 until 9 p.m.;
Yearling Middle School, 925, N.\ 23 Lane, adult basic education/GED
antd English as a second language classes, Monday through Thursday,
from 6 until 9 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., Eng-
lish as a second language classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until
9 p.m.; and, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St., English
as a second language, Tuesday and Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.


Library hosts computer classes
.The Heattland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.\. lBi6h St Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills
will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the
internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okee-
chobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.


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


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


PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
on Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City
Hall, 55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and there-
after consider final reading of the following Ordinance into law: NO. 896: AN OR-
DINANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA AMENDING THE CITY OF
OKEECHOBEE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE NO. 635 AS AMENDED,
BY REVISING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP ON A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN FROM SINGLE-FAMILY TO MUL-
TI-FAMILY; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION OF ORDINANCE AND REVISED FU-
TURE LAND USE MAP IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
The ordinance is regarding Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Ap-
plication No. 05-007-SSA submitted by the property owner, A. Barton Cook. The
request is to change the Future Lane Use designation from Single Family (SF) to
Multi-Family (MF) for property located along the 100 and 200 Blocks of South-
east 8th Avenue. Legal description being Lots 6 through 10 of Taylor Creek Man-
or, Plat Book 3, Page 4, Public Records, Okeechobee, County, Florida and is
approximately 1.39 acres(s).
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate In said hearing.
The proposed Ordinance may be inspected in its entirety by members of the pub-
lic in the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri,
8am-4:30pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence uoln which the appeal is to
be based. City Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records
of the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disablity Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working
days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice im-
paired, call TOD 1-800- 222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea. CMC, CITY CLERK
50091 ON 4/22/05