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Vol. 96 No. 115


Monday, April 25, 2005


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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At their Tuesday night meet-
ing, the Okeechobee County
Planning Board/Board of
Adjustments and Appeals is
scheduled to conduct eight
public hearings. Zoning change
requests will be the topic of five
of those hearings. The board
will also conduct public hear-
ings on proposed amendments
to the county's land develop-
ment regulations, installation of
a used dwelling unit and a spe-
cial e.\ctption. In addition, the
board will consider three pre-
liminary plat approvals.
Cassandra Simmons has


requested permission to install
a used dwelling unit in an agri-
culture zoning district on N.E.
69th Terrace.
American Paving Services,
Inc, property owners, and
Ronald Schmidt, applicant are
requesting a special exception
to allow for storage of equip-
ment and materials and a work-
shop in a heavy commercial
zoning district on U.S. 441 N.
Adrian and Rose Rodger
have requested a change in
zoning from agriculture to resi-
dential single family for proper-
ty on S.W. 12th Avenue. Their
stated purpose is to build sin-
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Corics ........... .9
Community Events. .. .4
Crossword ........ .10
Obituaries .......... .3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out ..........4
Sports ............. 8
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News Briefs

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


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Zoning
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gle-family residences.
Ralph Wayne and Cathy Pel-
ham, property owners, and D.
Griffin, applicant, have requested
a change in zoning from the exist-
ing heavy commercial to residen-
tial General for property on U.S.
441 S.E. for the purpose of multi-
family construction.
Jesse and Densie Jagoda have
requested a change in zoning
from residential mobile home to
residential general for property on
U.S. 441 S.E near Ancient Oaks.
Trey W. and Loralie T. Bennett,
property owners and East and
East Realty, applicant, have
requested a change in zoning
from commercial to residential
general. The property in question
is located on U.S. 441 S.E. They
stated their purpose is multifamily
development.
Far-Mar Enterprises requested
a change in zoning from agricul-
ture to residential general for


property on the west side of N.E.
40th Avenue, north of S.R. 70 E.
for new town home construction.
A second public hearing on
the above zoning requests will be
held at 9 a.m., May 10, before the
county commissioners at the
courthouse.
Peter and Krystyna Biskup
have requested preliminary plat
approval for the proposed three-
lot Pal Acres Estates subdivision
which is located on the west side
of U.S. 98 and on the north side of
N.W. 30th Street.
William E. Scroggin has
requested preliminary plat
approval for the proposed 5-lot
Otter Creek Ranches subdivision.
The property is located at the
northeast corner of N.W. 32nd
Avenue and N.W. 160th Street.
The third request for prelimi-
nary plat approval comes from
Sherman Wood Ranches Devel-
opment Company for the pro-
posed 48-lot Sherman Wood
Ranches subdivision which
would be located on the north
side of S.R. 710 about four miles


east of the intersection of S.R. 710
and U.S. 70 E.
The board will also hold a pub-
lic hearing on proposed changes
to the county's land development
regulations. The proposed
changes would cover a wide vari-
ety of topics including creating
the land use categories of resort
corridor and rural estate.
Another proposed change
would be a new zoning district for
planned development.
Under the proposed amend-
ments, livestock in residential
general neighborhoods would be
limited to horses and/or cows.
The changes would set maxi-
mum densities in rural activity
centers and they would define
uses of property in commercial
areas.
Other proposed changes
would require a developer to con-
nect to public water and sewer if
they were readily available.
Before final approval, addition-
al pubic hearings will be held
before the county commission-
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Courtesy photo/South Elementary
Our Terrific Kids this week are: Veronica Cardona, Catrina Nichols, Trevarian Boswell, Luis
Leon, Devon Loschiavo, Chris Grant, Kaylee McCrary, Travis Collins, Taylor Pearce, Alena
Colon, Abigail Lozano, Veronica Garcia, Ashton Armstrong, Kolby Golliher, Drew Arrants,
Monica Mitchell, Dezare Hernandez, Andre' Hilliard, Carly Enfinger, Dayana Cordova, Ben
Wilson, and Kyle Sarros. Thank you, Mr. Ray Worley for coming to represent the Kiwanis
Club by presenting the Terrific Kids' certificates.


The South Singers will


YMS Students of the Week
These are the Yearling Middle School Students of the Week for March 3: (back, left to
right) Meghan Thomas, Marci Andrews, Matthew Payne and principal, Mr. Greseth; and,
(front, left to right) Ashley Welch, Jackie Marrero and Guadalupe Martinez.


present musical this week Glades County Roundup


Don't miss an exciting
evening that we've got planned!
On Thursday and Friday of this
week our school chorus, The
South Singers, is presenting a
dinner and show; tickets are
available in our school office for
a donation of $5 per ticket. The
cafetorium will be decorated
using an island theme, and -the
dinner will be a tropical barbe-
qued pork sandwich with baked
beans, coleslaw, fresh fruit
salad, and lemonade. Delicious
desserts will be available for an
added 50 cents. The musical
show is called "It Sounds A Little
Fishy To Me". It will be an enjoy-
able evening for the whole fami-
ly!


sion
slips and
money
Sfoyr their trip
on May 5. Her
y kindergarten
students
: are learn-
S ing sight
words each
week, and they
have finished learning all letters
and sounds of the alphabet. Par-
ents, if you have a kindergarten
student, please take the time to
see if your child can tell you the
name and sound of each letter in
the alphabet (upper case and
lower case).
Miss Schoonover's students


This week is Spirit Week at have learned how to write a
school, and everyone is invited friendly letter, and practiced
to dress accordingly. On Monday writing a friendly letter of their
(today) we can wear pajamas; own. They also studied about
Tuesday is Tie Day; Wednesday recycling in honor of Earth Day.
is Mix and Match day; Thursday They worked together to make
we may wear camouflage, and an Earth Day display in the hall-
Friday is Hawaiian Day. The way, emphasizing all of the dif-
"Spirit Sticks" will be awarded at ferent ways we can help to keep
the end of each day to the class- the Earth a clean place. Finally,
es with the most participation in these first graders took a walk
each grade. Should be a fun around the school to pick up any
week! trash they could find. Way to go,
Mrs. Lewis wants tq remind kids remember to reduce,
her parents 'to 'send pI' ri.- reuse, and recycle!


IRCC showcases children


Remember those heart-warm-
ing hits from 'The King & I' such as
'Shall We Dance?', 'Hello Young
Lovers,' and 'Something Wonder-
ful.' You'll have the chance to enjoy
those memorable songs again in a
junior performance of 'The,King &
I,' performed by talented young-
sters in the Indian River Communi-
ty College Performing Arts Acade-
my Children's Musical Theatre. The
popular musical will be presented
at the College's McAlpin Fine Arts
Center at the Main Campus in Fort
Pierce on April29 & 30 at 7 p.m.


In 'The King & I,' Anna is sent to
Siam in 1863 to tutor the many chil-,
dren of the imperious and arrogant
king. She fights hard to win the
rights that are due her and, in the
end, it is the king who learns the
most valuable lesson.
The IRCC Performing Arts Acad-
emy involves children from ages 6
to 17 in dance, theatre and produc-
tion workshops, music lessons,
string players ensemble, and the
communityyouth chorus.
Tickets cost $5 and may be pur-
chased at the IRCC Box Office at


Mrs. Milrot's third graders are
looking forward to an ice cream
sundae party at the end of the
year for those students who
master all of their multiplication
facts. Parents, drill your child on
their multiplication facts when-
ever possible. These students
also have a book report due on
April 29.
The Super Spellers in Mrs.
Milrot's class last week were
Kutter Crawford, Brittany Duran,
Tuff Durrance, McKenzie Richey,
Alyssa Sinclair, Danyelle
Sheffield, Stormy Stokes and
Bradley Zabitosky. Also, Caleb
Bockoras and McKenzie Richey
earned a 100 on the reading test.
Excellent job!
Today our students are partic-
ipating in the next round of the
Tropicana Speech Contest. Each
classroom chose, first and sec-
,ond place winners who will give
their speeches today in front of
judges who will choose our
school's first and second place
winners and an alternate. These
students will then participate in
the countywide contest.


Parents, be
progress reports
home on Tuesday.


aware that
will be sent


entertainers
the McAlpin Fine Arts Center on
Monday through Friday between
11 a.m. and 3 p.m. or by telephone
with VISA, MasterCard, or Ameri-
can Express. The IRCC McAlpin
Fine Arts Center is located on the
Main Campus at 3209 Virginia Ave.
in Fort Pierce. Tickets will be sold
on a first-come first-serve basis and
sell out quickly. For more informa-
tion, call the IRCC Box Office at
462-4750 or toll-free at 1-866-400-
7529 (PLAY).


Law Enforcement Activity Log


Sheriff's Office
April 20
Burglary, N.W. 18th St.
Lewd and Lascivious acts, N.W.
Ninth Ave.
Threats, U.S. 441 S.E.
Traffic arrest, U.S. 441 S.
Burglary, U.S. 98 N.
Burglary, N.E. 366 Trail.
Domestic, N.W. 81st Ct.
Fraud, S.E. 43rd Trace.

Obituary

Rosemary 0. Bartlett
Rosemary 0. Bartlett, age 87,
of Okeechobee; died Saturday,
March 23, 2005, at Raulerson Hos-
pital. She was born Feb, 14, 1918,
in Chicago, Ill., to the late Emil J.
and Hattie J. Waser. Mrs. Bartlett
was a bookkeeper at Mt. St.
Josephs in Ill. before moving to
Okeechobee in 1985. She was a
member of the Sacred Heart
Catholic Church.
Mrs. Bartlett was preceded in
death by her husband, John
Bartlett.
Survivors include: brother-in-
law, Frank (Evelyn) Bartlett of
Okeechobee; sister-in-law, Shirley
(Harvey) Myer of Bozeman,
Mont.; 'and, 13 nieces and
nephews.
Visitation will be' on Monday,
April 25, 2005, from 10 until 10:30
a.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church.
Funeral mass will follow at
10:30 a.m., with Father Hugh
Duffy. officiating. Interment will
follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory.


Traffic arrest, N.W. 30th St.
Neighbor problem, U.S. 441 S.E.
April 21
Burglary/prisoners iri custody,
U.S. 98 N.
Theft/prisoner in custody, U.S.
441 S.E.
Assault/prisoner in custody, N.E.
39th Blvd.
Narcotics investigation/prisoner
in custody, N.W. Fourth St.


Stolen vehicle recovery, S.E. 14th
Ave.
Disturbance/verbal, S.E. 398th
Trail.
Theft/gun, S.E. 29th Way.
Assault, N.E. 39th Blvd)
Trespass, N.W Fourth St.
Disturbance/verbal, U.S. 441 S.E.
Disturbance/verbal, U.S. 441 S.E.
Theft/hitch, S.E. 22nd Court.
Trespass, U.S. 441 S.E.


Fire Calls

April 19 April 20
Automobile accident, N.W. 36th St. Helicopter standby, Raulerson
Fire/Rescue assisted the medical Hospital
crew with patients. Fire/Rescue responded to a heli-
Call received, N.W. 32nd St. copter standby.
The call was canceled. copterstandby
Brush fire, N.W 19th Ave. Horse accident, S.R. 70 E.
The call was canceled. Fire/Rescue assisted the medical
Someone burning trash, S.E. 59th Dr. crew with landing Aeromed and
There were just hot ashes. The occu- turned patient care over to
pant was advised of the burn laws. Aeromed.



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Mentors needed
at West Glade
West Glades School needs
you. Do you have one hour a
week to spend with a student?
Some students are struggling in
math, reading, or just need
some extra attention from a car-
ing adult who will listen. If you
are able to volunteer one hour
or more, from 8:15 a.m.-2:30
p.m., please call Billy Marchal at
West Glades School at (863)
675-3490.

Bus drivers
are needed
The Glades County School
District will be offering a bus-
driving course for anyone inter-
ested in driving a school bus for
the district for daily routes
and/or extracurricular trips. If
interested, please contact Doug
Manke at (863) 946-3662. Class-
es have begun and take place in
the evenings.

Hurricane relief


Glades County Property
Appraiser r Larry Luckey
announced that county residents
whose homes were damaged in
the 2004 hurricane season could
be eligible for hurricane relief in
certain circumstances.
Applications for relief for
Glades County residents who
bought replacement mobile
homes are due to Mr. Luckey's
office by May 1. The relief is cal-
culated based on sales tax paid
on the replacement mobile
home. Applications are eligible
for either relief for residents with
homestead exemptions or relief
related to mobile home replace-
ment, but not both.
Copies of the application
form may be obtained by visiting
Luckey's office or by calling
(863) 946-6026 or toll free (877)
445-2337. For more information
about the hurricane relief pro-
gram, residents may visit the
Florida Department of Revenue
Web site http://www.myflori-
da.com/dor.

GED classes
are available
The Glades County School
District is offering GED prep
classes at Moore Haven High
School (room 26-003) for adults
who wish to obtain their GED.
Classes are on Tuesday and
Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m.
You may register the night of the
classes. If you have any ques-
tions you may call Scott Bass at


(863) 946-0202 ext. 13.

Faith in Action
is expanding
Faith in Action in LaBelle is
expanding to Clewiston and
Moore Haven in 2005. Residents
of any age with chronic disease
or illness in those areas who
have a need for assistance with
everyday tasks of living can call
Liz at 983-7088 or 675-1446 for
more information. Those with a
desire to make a difference in
someone's life by volunteering
are encouraged to call the same
phone numbers for more infor-
mation on this wonderful volun-
teer program benefiting resi-
dents in Hendry/Glades
Counties.

Upcoming events
at senior center
Upcoming events and classes
offered at the Nobles Center, 475
E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, exer-
cise class with Barb Branden-
burg meets M-W-F every week
at 9 a.m.
Hendry County Health
Department, Heart'fo Heart Pro-
gram and Senior Connections
are offering an eight-week Dia-
betes Class at 2 p.m., each
Wednesday at the Nobles Senior
Center. Classes include the dia-
betic diet, understanding carb
counting, eye and foot care, and
the ABC's of diabetes (the AIC
test, Blood Pressure, and Cho-
lesterol.) All diabetics, long term
or newly diagnosed, are wpl-
come.

GAL program
needs advocates
The Guardian Ad Litem
(GAL) Program needs volun-
teers to represent the best inter-
ests of abused, abandoned and
neglected children before the
court, social service agencies
and the community. No special
educational degree is required.
Guardians need to be someone
with common sense, good judg-
ment and a commitment to
helping a child. Attendance at
three training sessions held in
Fort Myers is required. Please
contact Kelie Hedrick at: (239)
461-4360 or (800) 269-6210 for
more information, and to
reserve your space for training.

American Legion
now hosts bingo
Moore Haven American
Legion Post 299 is now having


bingo, Saturday nights at 6 p.m.
Hamburgers, drinks and dessert
will be provided at a minimal
cost.

Chinese
speaker needed
Moore Haven High School is
in need of a volunteer who can
speak Chinese. Please contact
the school at 946-0811.

Help stop
the violence
The Hendry and Glades
Domestic and Sexual Violence
Council's mission is to increase
community awareness about
domestic and sexual 'violence
and victim safety by providing
services, referrals and education
relating to the affects of domes-
tic/sexual violence in our com-
munity. The meetings rotate
between LaBelle, Clewiston and
Moore Haven. To get involved in
the council or for information
about meeting dates and times,
please call Abuse Council and
Treatment, Inc.'s Rural Exten-
sion (REACT): (863) 674-1811
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to speak with
an advocate.

Post disaster help
for older adults
Project HOPE counselors will
be available on site once a week
from 9-11 a.m. at Senior Con-
rfections offices and dining sites
in February. Elders in need of
help due to the hurricanes of last
summer can speak in person
with a specially trained disaster
crisis counselor courtesy of
Hendry Glades Mental Health.
Counselors will be in LaBelle on
Tuesday, (675-1446.) Clewiston
on Wednesday, (983-7088)
Moore Haven on Thursdays
(946-1821) and Buckhead Ridge
on Friday (567-1253.) Call for
locations and/or directions. Dis-
aster funds are still available to
help older adults who continue
to need assistance with such
issues as stress related prob-
lems, emotional loss, roof
repair, insurance deductibles,
appliance repair or replacement,
chore work, etc.
For more information about
Glades County, see the Glades
County Democrat, published
every Thursday. Glades County
news is also available online at
www.newszap.com.


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Community Events

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 responsibil-
ities; average wages; where and how to receive the necessary educa-
tion 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 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.

Chamber sponsoring 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 you would like more information on this or set
an appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as sec-
ond language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole Reser-
vation, Brighton, Adults basic education/GED, Tuesday and Thursday
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church at Larson Dairy, S:R. 70 East, English
as a second -language, Tuesday and Thursdayr 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 Cdntro Santa Fe, 115
S.W Fifth Ave., Citizenship class, Thursday,. from 6:30 until 9 p.m.;
Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W 23 Lane, adult basic education/GED
and English as a second language classes, Monday through Thursday,
from 6 until 9 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., 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 9p.m.

Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills
will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the
internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the 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. Many of the children lost all of their clothing and toys.
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.





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Letter to the Editor


Medicaid good deal
for Florida taxpayers
Florida is flush with billions of
dollars of surplus revenues. So why
is the governor (and the Legisla-
ture) proposing to terminate Med-
icaid for 77,000 elderly and dis-
abled Floridians?
These are not wealthy individu-
als they are poor, living on just
$591 to $702 per month. Many of
their families are already serving as
caregivers to keep them at home.
For some, cutting Medicaid will trig-
ger a nursing home placement.
Ironically, this will be covered by
Medicaid.
Medicaid covers 2.2 million
Floridians including seniors and
people with severe disabilities.
These individuals are too poor and
in such bad health that private
insurance is not an option. Con-
gress created the Medicaid pro-
gram in 1965 after recognizing the
moral value of providing cost-effec-
tive health care coverage to these
individuals.
Yet, 30 years later the program is
under serious attack for costing too
much money. However, the facts
show otherwise. Medicaid is a
great deal for Florida taxpayers.
Nearly 60 cents of every dollar of
Medicaid funds comes from the
federal government. Not only do
these funds provide life-saving
health care services, they support
local hospitals and health clinics
and generate substantial business
activity 175,000 jobs and $6.5 bil-
lion in wages.
Contrary to popular wisdom,
Medicaid costs are not "out of con-
trol".
Notably, the July 2004 policy
brief by the Winter Park Health
Foundation, "Florida's Medicaid
Budget, Why Are Costs Going Up?"
concludes that Medicaid costs have
been growing at a substantially
slower rate than private insurance
premiums, despite the fact that
Medicaid covers an older and sick-
er population.
Cutting Medicaid will not
reduce health care spending it
will merely shift these costs to
employers, insurers, providers and
local government. Uncompensat-
ed care costs will increase and
Florida's lost federal funding will
flow to other states.
Which brings us back to the


original question: Why are our
leaders proposing to eliminate
Medicaid benefits for 77,000 Floridi-
ans? Here is their stated reason:
because these individuals are "dual
eligibles", meaning they also have
Medicare coverage, and they will
be eligible for the new Medicare
Part D prescription drug benefit
effective January 1, 2006. There-
fore, they will no longer need their
Medicaid.
Yet, the state's own numbers
demonstrate that this rationale is
flawed.
Budget projections from the
Agency for Health Care Administra-
tion show that the state is spending
nearly $40 million of Medicaid dol-
lars more than half federal dol-
lars for services other than pre-
scriptions. These Medicaid "wrap
around" services are not covered
by Medicare. They include home
health, medical equipment, trans-
portation and dental services.
Patients with kidney disease will
suffer a double whammy. They will
lose coverage for transportation
which many dialysis patients need
up to three times per week. They
will also lose coverage for nutrition-
al supplements that are currently
covered by Medicaid, but will not
be picked up by the new Medicare
drug benefit. Dialysis patients fre-
quently suffer from malnutrition
that puts them at increased risk of
infection and hospitalization. Yet,
spending hundreds of dollars per
month on nutritional supplements
is not an option when you have just
$600 per month on which to live.
Governor Bush has proposed a
Medicaid reform pilot project with
the goal ot controlling Medicaid
costs. Many in the Legislature, par-
ticularly in the Senate, have
expressed the need to move cau-
tiously to avoid unintended conse-
quences.
Yet, legislators are recklessly
rushing forward to balance the
2005-06 budget on the backs of
these 77,000 "dual eligibles". Let's
not fool ourselves. If this budget cut
is implemented these folks will be
the first victims of "Medicaid
reform". In a year of a $5 billion
plus revenue surplus, such a cut is
shameful.
AnneSwerlick
(Editor's Note:Anne Swer#ck is
the deputy directorofFloridaLegal
Services, Inc She can be reached
at (850) 385-7900, ext. 13.)


Upcoming Events

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 orientation
is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okeechobee County. 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 information, 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 meets at 7 p.m. in the conference room at The Gath-
ering, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., for a weekly 12-step recovery and support group
meeting for women overcoming chemical dependency. For information, call
(863) 467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. 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 meeting 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 infor-
mation, 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-hip group that offers sup-
port and education for people who have been diagnosed with clinical
depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagno-
sis.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) will meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 5 until 6:30 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-
1191.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car you
may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while you listen
to the great oldies music.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old time
gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Randy or
Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
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 family member is welcome
to join us. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an oppor-
tunity for caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas. The
meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. Free care for your loved
ones is available at Dunklin Assisted Living/Day Care at 407 N.W. Second
Ave. For information call (863) 467-2321.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret at (863),
467-8020, or Janet at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 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 (Interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military informa-
tion available. For information,.call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Brah-
ma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E. All Kiwanis and the public are wel-
come. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.blic are wel-
come. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds, Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for informa-
tion.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave.
Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.


Courtesy photo
Looking Back ...
This gentleman who was living at McDeavitt's RV Park
caught this very large catfish in the late '70s out of the
Rim Canal along the front of the park. As of press time
we have been unable to ascertain this man's identity. Do
you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of
Okeechobee citizens to share with our readers? Bring
them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St.,
and we can copy them while you wait.



Community Events

Hospital hosting free lecture
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., will host Dine with the Doc-
tor 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 collecting back-
to-school supplies for the Okeechobee children in foster care. We
will continue to collect supplies through the July meeting. For infor-
mation, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

Free Lunchbox Lecture is planned
The public is invited to a free Lunchbox Lecture featuring psy-
chotherapist Dr. Brenda Garma, PhD, LMHC, on April 26 from 11:30
a.m. until 1 p.m. The topic of the lecture will be sex education for
teens/parents. The lecture will be held in the upstairs meeting room
of the Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E. Park Street. Bring your
lunch, beverages will be provided. Lunchbox Lectures are presented
by the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force and are sponsored by
the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition. Future lectures will focusbon
sexual predators, adolescence and sexual boundaries, and tech-
niques 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 mem-
bership meeting at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E.,
on Wednesday, April 27, at noon. Elections for the board of directors
will be held at this meeting. This meeting is open to the public. For
information, contact Lydia Jean Williams, executive director, at (863)
357-MAIN.

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 noonuntil 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.

Career Center hosting job fair
Okeechobee One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., is holding
their annual job fair on Friday, April 29, from 3 until 7 p.m. For infor-
mation, call (863) 462-5350.

Guardian ad Litem classes slated
You can be the difference to a child in need. The Guardian ad
Litem program will be training volunteers from Okeechobee, Indian
River, St. Lucie and Martin counties to represent the best interest of
abused, abandoned and neglected children in court. These classes
will take place at the Vero Beach Women's Club, 1534 21st St., in
Vero Beach on May 2-6 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. For information and
an application, call (772) 785-5804.

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.










Hospital appoints Casian


as public relations director a L 3 .


Bill Casian has been named
director of marketing/public
relations at Raulerson Hospital,
in Okeechobee, according to
chief executive officer, Robert
Lee.
Mr. Casian and his wife,
Eileen, have been residents of
Okeechobee since 1993. Prior to
joining Raulerson Hospital, Mr.
Casian served as the bioterror-
ism preparedness planner for
the Florida Department of
Health serving Okeechobee
County and the southwest
region of the state. Working with
law enforcement, fire/rescue,
Raulerson Hospital and emer-
gency management, emergency
plans were developed to train
and exercise rescue personnel in
disaster preparedness.
Mr. Casian graduated from
Rutger's; University in New Jer-
sey with a bachelor of science
degree in management/market-
ing. In his new position he will


be responsible for all aspects of
public relations, planning spe-
cial events, media relations, cri-
sis communications, and com-
munity outreach programs for
Raulerson Hospital.
Raulerson Hospital is a 101
bed acute-care hospital provid-
ing a full range of medical and
surgical services for both inpa-
tient and outpatient procedures.
Raulerson employees approxi-
mately 400 staff members most
of whom are residents of Okee-
chobee County. We, at Rauler-
son, strive to improve patient
safety through use of best prac-
tices, improved technology, and
increased patient involvement in
their healthcare.
Mr. Casian can be reached at
(863) 824-2702 or e-mail him at
william.casian@hcahealth-
care.com or Raulerson Hospital
Web Site www.raulersonhospi-
tal.com


Courtesy photo
Bill Casian has been named
director of marketing/public
relations at Raulerson Hospi-
tal. Mr. Casian will be respon-
sible for all aspects of public
relations, planning special
events, media relations, cri-
sis communications, and
community outreach pro-
grams for the hospital.


Airboat Association meets
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA) met at Goody's Restaurant on April
10. Considerable time was spent discussing the Citrus County noise ordinance and its
possible impact on airboaters across the state. At the meeting were (left to right) Jim and
Lori Johnson; standing, Jimmy Hardy, Dorothy Anderson, Dennis Anderson, Wayne
Richbourg, Linda Hancock, and John 'Buddy' Hancock. The next meeting is scheduled
for Sunday, May 15, 11 a.m., location to be announced. A ride is planned immediately fol-
lowing the May meeting. New members and guests are always welcome. For information,
contact Dennis Anderson, (863) 763-6069.


New hardware and lumber store to open


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
MIDFLORIDA Hardware and
Lumber of Okeechobee is prepar-
ing to open for business in the old
Scotty's building on Hwy. 441. The
new business is owned by WBS, an
acquisition company in Boca
Raton, and is' tentatively scheduled
to open in mid-May.
Even though the name is new,
customers will recognize familiar
faces when they enter the newly
renovated store.
"WBS wanted the new store to
have a comfortable, down home
feeling. So, they hired many of the
employees who originally worked
for Scotty's," stated co-manager
Linda Rucks. "Jodi Berard will be
back at the construction desk to
work with area contractors and
special orders. Jim Goughler will
manage the Okeechobee store and
another store opening in Wachu-
la."
Ms. Rucks is also a familiar face.
She had worked for Scotty's for
over 12 years before they closed
last month.
In refurbishing the old Scotty's
building, WBS opted to keep the
layout of the store basically the


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
As renovations are made, deliveries have begun to arrive at
MIDFLORIDA Hardware and Lumber of Okeechobee. The
new business is moving intothe old Scotty's building on
Hwy 441. It is scheduled to open in mid-May.


same as Scotty's so that the store
would be user friendly.
"The company felt that if they
kept the floor plan basically the
same, it would be easy for people
to locate items they needed,"
explained Ms. Rucks.
The store will be open seven
days a week. They will also have
delivery service available.
"We should be opening in mid-
May," explained Ms. Rucks. "We
are considering ourselves a work in


progress. We may not be totally
completed when we open, but we
want to be available as soon as
possible for people still repairing
and remodeling following last
year's hurricanes. The company
wants this store to become a vital
part of the community. We will be
stressing customer service and sat-
isfaction. It may take a while to pull
everything together, but we want
everyone to know that we will be
here for them."


Wright nained director of retail banking
FORT PIERCE Harbor Fed- lor's degree the largest independent banks in
eral Savings Bank announced from the Uni- Florida, Harbor Federal contin-
today that Leslie Wright has versity of Ken- ues its time-honored tradition of
been promoted to director of tucky. community-oriented banking
retail banking, a newly created A wholly : for building relationships with
position. Due to the higher levels owned sub- ,- community leaders and commu-
of production and growth inside sidiary of Har- .....' nity residents.
the retail banking division, Ms. bor Florida ,
Wright will oversee sales, serv- Bancshares, Harbor Federal is "A" rated by
ice and the operational retail Inc. (NAS- an independent rating firm, a
banking activities of all 37 DAQ:HARB), Leslie Wright distinctive achievement in
branches. Ms. Wright has accu- Harbor Feder- today's climate, providing finan-
mulated 20 years of banking al opened its doors in 1934 and cial security to all its customers.
experience and is a graduate of continues to offer excellent There are presently 37 branches
The Florida School of Banking. ,financial security with $2.9 bil- located from Stuart to Daytona
She previously earned a bache- lion in assets bank-wide. One of within eastern central Florida.


Courtesy photo/LOAA
Hanzelka

winner of

gift card
The Lake Okeechobee
Airboat Association
(LOAA) gave away a
$100 Wal-Mart gift card
at Waterfest 2005. The
winning ticket was pur-
chased by Ed Hanzelka
of Buckhead Ridge and
Springfield, Pa. 'Mr. Ed'
as he identifies himself,
is retired from General
Electric and intends to
use his winnings for
accessories for his new
truck. Congratulations,
Mr. Ed! The LOAA will
use proceeds from tick-
et sales at Waterfest
2005 to fund scholar-
ships for Okeechobee
High School students
pursuing careers in
agriculture.,


Staff photos/Lorna Jablonski
Franny Jean is a red lored amazon parrot born the day
before Hurricane Frances blew through Okeechobee. She is
now happily talking up a storm of her own at Okeechobee
Pets in the North Lake Village Plaza.

Okeechobee Pets reopens

after hurricane damage


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee Pets, located in
North Lake Village Plaza, has finally
reopened after sustaining major
hurricane damage last summer.
The owners, Tim and Vickie
Mason, the managers, Tamara
Clance and William Hooper and
employees have worked diligently
to repair the storm damage.
The full service pet shop has
been totally refurbished with new
air conditioning, new ceilings,
walls and flooring. They are open
for business Monday through Sat-
urday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. They cur-


rently have a wide variety of fresh-
water and saltwater tropical fish,
puppies, birds, reptiles and ferrets
for sale. They will soon be offering
baby skunks to persons with class
three permits. In addition to the
animals, they have a wide variety of
food, supplements, cages, tanks,
leashes, collars and almost any-
thing else a person could want for
their pets.
"We would like to thank the
community for their continued
-support and patience through this
rough time," stated Ms. Clance.
"We are glad to be back serving
Okeechobee and the surrounding
area."


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6 The Okeechobee News, Monday, April 25,2005



Advice on irrigating your landscapes and yards


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
During spring, homeowners
often ask us the right way to water
local lawns and landscapes. The
quest for green grass and beautiful
landscapes has consequences for
our environment. And with many
different kinds of sprinkler equip-
ment available, homeowners seek-
ing good choices may find today's
column helpful.
The latest suggestions can be
found in the University of Florida
bulletin, 'Fertilization and Irrigation
Needs for Florida Lawns and Land-
scapes.' This document offers ideas
on how to maintain an attractive
Florida Yard while reducing the
impacts to lakes and rivers.

Watering established
landscapes
So far this spring, we have been
receiving plenty of rain and cooler
temperatures. That means that
watering has not been needed.


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FLORIDA

IFAS EXTENSION

However, it is likely that our normal-
ly period of warm temperatures and
droughts is about to begin. To sur-
vive watering restrictions, land-
scapes need to be trained to get by
on minimal irrigation. Florida Yards
can handle some drought if proper
practices are used.
Here's our first recommended
practice: don't water grass until half
of the lawn shows drought stress.
Some of the signs that water is
needed are:
Leaf blades are folded in half
lengthwise in an attempt to con-
serve water.
*The grass looks blue-gray in
color.
*Footprints or tire tracks are
seen on lawns long after being
made.
When you see these drought


signs, set out the hose and
sprinkler during evening hours and
turn it on in the early morning. If you
have an automatic irrigation sys-
tem, set it to turn on early the next
morning. Each area or zone should
be watered long enough to deliver
no more than .75-inch of water.
The amount of time needed
may be different for each zone -
and the process of figuring out this
amount of time is called calibra-
tion. If you have never done this
before, please ask our office for
help. Remember, calibration
means setting both the duration
and frequency of watering.
Anther Florida friendly practice
is after that watering day, or after a
.75-inch rainfall drops from the sky,
turn the system off, and do not turn
it on again until drought symptoms
reoccur.
The number of days needed
between irrigation days depends
on the kind of grass, soil texture,
temperature, amount of shade,
and the time of year. In winter it
might be as long as every two


weeks, or in early summer it may
be as short as three days.
Existing landscape trees and
shrubs require little or no irrigation.
Special cases where supplemental
irrigation may be needed include:
*Where roots are blocked by
compacted soil, foundations or
underground obstacles.
*Where roots are confined to a
small area, such as in planters or
sidewalk cutouts.
Flower beds often contain water
hungry plants. Placed them where
their heavier water requirements
will not create root rot problems for
nearby trees or shrubs. And consid-
er using drip or micro-irrigation sys-
tems that won't waste water.
If you still insist on watering
your landscape every other day,
whether it needs it or not, here's
the take home lessons:
eLight, frequent watering
wastes water and encourages shal-
low root systems.
*Excessive irrigation keeps the
roots underwater, drowning the
plant and promotes pest damage.


*Excessive water use increases
water bills and may lead to higher
costs for pest management servic-
es. And excessive water can take
fertilizer and soil with it as it runs off
into ditches that lead to Lake Okee-
chobee.
The above practices are general
guidelines for established land-
scapes, and are not suitable for new
lawns or recently transplanted trees,
shrubs or ground covers. The levels
of water needed by new plantings
are much higher than the amounts
needed by established plants.
For example, Dr. Gilman's
research has shown that the best
way to get a live oak tree estab-
lished in the landscape is to provide
adequate water after planting.
Newly planted trees will need two
to three gallons of water per inch
trunk diameter. For example, four
to six gallons will be needed for a
two-inch caliper tree. Frequency
will depend on temperature and
the tree diameter. That two inch
tree will need to be watered twice a
weekweekly for two months.


On the other hand, after land-
scape plants are properly estab-
lished, remember to turn down the
frequency and duration of irriga-
tion. I have seen many new land-
scapes that have become pest-
infested nightmares because no
one ever tuned back the irrigation
clock after they were planted.
To learn more about the appro-
priate levels of water needed for new
plantings, please consult the bulletin,
'Fertilization and Irrigation Needs for
Florida Lawns and Landscapes.' It is
available at our office or on-line at
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/EPI 10.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information on
landscape and lawn irrigation,
please email us, at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call us
at (863)763-6469. Local residents
can stop by our office at 458 Hwy
98 North in Okeechobee, and visit
our Okeechobee County Master
Gardeners on Tuesday afternoons
from 1 until 5 p.m.


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Spring arrival
The stork has made another stop in Okeechobee. This
young foal took no time learning to nibble on fresh grass
at the Ag Barn.






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The framing work on the Habitat for Humanity house which is being built for Elizabeth
Clifford, was done by members of the First United Methodist Church and Habitat mem-
bers Saturday, April 9. They framed all the outside walls and set the trusses in one day.




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AIR CONDITIONING
Quality A/C & Heating
2800 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-1545
10% OFF cost to repair any Central A/C
Okeechobee Air Conditioning
312 S.W. 2nd St.
763-8391
10% OFF cost to repair any Central A/C System
(Does not apply w/any other discount)
ALUMINUM GUTTERS
Barry's Seamless Aluminum
Rain Gutters
202 N.E. Greenbriar Ave.
Port St. Lucie, FL
877-878-9682
10% OFF any services
ANTIQUES
Don's Down South Antiques
441 S.E. and 15A
763-2712
10% OFF any purchase
APPLIANCE SERVICE
McKenna's Appliance Repair.
Mobile Service 357-1019
10% OFF first service call
Advanced Appliances
Sales & Service
128 S.E. Park St. 467-6037
10% Discount on Service & Sales
ART GALLERY
Absolutely Art Gallery
& Custom Framing
115 S.W. Park St.
357-1199
10% OFF storewlde
AUTO
E&E Automotive Clinic Inc.
3585 Hwy. 441 N.
763-2666
5% OFF on selected maintenance services
Including tune-ups, oil services, etc.
BARRELS
Darrell's Barrell's
6420 Hwy. 98 N.
763-8727
10% OFF all barrel's
BEAUTY SALONS
Incredible Hair & Nails
2303 S. Parrott Ave.
357-2282
10% OFF any service
BEAUTY SUPPLIES
Trading Post Indoor Shops
AVON
3100 Hwy 441 S.
Free gift with any purchase
BOATS
Big 0 Boats
1000 NW. 9th Street
763-8650
$500 OFF 16'6" Twister Flats Boat
CLEANING
AA Honest Cleaning Service
P.O. Box 1784
467-6729
10% Discount
COMPUTER PARTS
T&D Computer Parts
6690 S.E. 88th Trail
467-1107
4% Discount on purchases $1,000 & under
8% Discount on purchases over $1,000


COMPUTER REPAIR
Smith's Custom Computers
405 W. S. Park Street
763-3940
10% off Sales & Service
(excluding Internet Service)
DRY CLEANING
Porter's Dry Cleaners
1700 S. Parrott Ave.
467-1799
10% Discount
ELECTRIC
Big Lake Electric, Inc.
208 S.W. 7th Ave.
357-2744
10% Discount On All Servcie Repair Calls
FLIGHT TRAINING
Tradewinds Flight School, Inc.
2982 Aviation Way
Fort Pierce
561-460-7766
10% Flight Instruction, Air Craft Rental or Sight
Seeing Tours
Introductory flight $35.00. (Reg. $50)
GROCERY
Crazy Mary's Bent-n-Dent
927 W.S. Park Street
763-5515
5% Off Purchase
Trading Post Indoor Shops
Dent & Bent
3100 Hwy 441 S.
5% Discount
GUTTER SYSTEMS
JT's Guttering Systems
1677 S.W. 8TH ST.
763-7704
FURNITURE
Paula's Furniture
413 S.W. Park St.
357-6700
10% Discount
HEALTH FOOD
Nature's Pantry
417 W.S. Park St.
467-1243
10% OFF all purchase
MASSAGE THERAPY
Marilyn's Massage Center
2303 S. Parrott Ave.
357-1116
Lic #NA0014122
10% OFF 1/2 hour
MIRRORS & VERTICALS
Unique Mirros & Verticals
302 S.W. 2nd Ave.
467-7372
10% OFF
NURSERY & LANDSCAPING
Pelham Nursery
4333 Hwy. 441 S.E.
467-7415
10% OFF plants

PAWN SHOP
Elliotts Pawn Shop
419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
10% OFF on all purchases


PHOTO DEVELOPING
Elliotts Qulk Foto
& 1 Hour Film Developing
419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
10% OFF film processing
PLUMBING
Lonnie Price Plumbing
4523 S.E. 30th St.
763-5959
10% Discount on Hourly Labor
PRESSURE CLEANING
Big Lake Pressure Cleaning
4459 S.E. 21st Ct.
357-2773
10% OFF on all pressure cleaning and painting
REPAIRS
Ray's Repair Service
4341 S.W. 99th Drive
(863) 467-4561
Discount: $5.00 off a $30.00 service call.
SANDBLASTING
Dayton's Sandblasting
6420 Hwy. 98 N.
763-8727
10% OFF all services
STAINED GLASS
Tropical Stained Glass
2900 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-6263
5% OFF any merchandise
TAX SERVICE
Rapid Tax & Accounting Serv.
3391 Hwy. 441 South
467-1040
10% OFF tax preparation or 3rd month bookkeeping free
TAXI SERVICE
Bardon Taxi
467-0488
10% OFF Fares
WATER TREATMENT
Water Treatment Co.
315 S.W. Park St.
763-1313
50% OFF In store fill up of your
containers

Superior Water Works
601 W. S. Park St.
763-2636
FREE bottled water fill up with
discount card up to 5 gallons

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110 S.W. 5th Ave.
357-8668
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Faison selected male Athlete of Month
By Lorna Jablonski ,.
Okeechobee News .


Seventeen-year-old Devon Fai-
son was recently named the male
Athlete of the Month for February.
Faison is a member of the Brah-
man varsity basketball team. This
outstanding player holds the
Okeechobee High School record
for most three-pointers in a game
and the most three-pointers in a
season. He averages 19 points per
game.
"Devon is an outstanding play-
er and a pleasure to watch," stat-
ed athletic director Mike Rade-
baugh. "We expect even greater
things from him next season."
Devon hopes to attend the Uni-
versity of Florida on a basketball
scholarship. '
He is the son of Cam and Mar-
vin Roberts.


AP photo/Kelly Robinson
Kurt Busch holds the trophy aloft after winning the NASCAR
Subway Fresh 500 on Saturday, April 23, at Phoenix Interna-
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Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Brahman sophomore Devon Faison (right) was presented
with the Okeechobee News/Publix Supermarket male Athlete
of the Month award for February by athletic director Mike
Radebaugh (left).


Rivero selected female Athlete of Month
ByLoma Jablonski -:'-"
Candi Rivero is a petite 16-year-
old young woman who can take "
care of herself. This 119-lb. sopho-
more is the captain of the Lady Brah- '
man wrestling team. She began
wrestling as a freshman and finished
fifth in the state the same year. This
year she placed sixth in the state
against seasoned competitors.
Rivero.has her heart set on
attending nationally-known Cum-
berland College in Kentucky on a
wrestling scholarship. She would
like to become a teacher. With her
athletic accomplishments and her
3.0 grade point average, the future
is looking bright for Rivero.-
"I am proud to present this
award to Candi Rivero. She has
chosen a tough sport to compete.
in, and she is succeeding at what
she has chosen," stated Okee-
chobee High School athletic direc-
tor. Mike Radebaugh. "She repre- Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
sents the quality of studentwe have Okeechobee High School athletic director Mike Radebaugh
here at O.H.S."
Candi is the daughter of Bobbi (left) presents Lady Brahman wrestler Candi Rivero (right)
and Bryan Register. with the female Athlete of the Month Award for January.


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Sports Briefs


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.
Local youth anglers to
hold bass tourney
Members of a local youth bass
fishing club will compete in a bass
tournament on Saturday, April 30.
The young anglers will take to the
.vater at safe light and return to
Okee-Tantie Marina at 12 Noon for
weigh-ins. These young anglers are
competing to earn the right to com-
pete in a state championship later
this summer. For information con-
tact club dkiector Charlie Hays at
(863) 763-2332.
Junior tennis
tourney slated
The second annual .Okee-
chobee Junior Tennis Tournament
will be held Saturday, May 21, at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex ten-.


nis courts.
* Check in time is 8:45 a.m. Tour-
nament play will start at 9 a.m.
There will be separate boys and
girls divisions. The divisions will be
broken down into age groups.
They are:'boys-10; boys-12; boys-
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.
Team Trail
slate announced
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail has
announced its 2005 tournament
schedule.
The trail will kick off with the
Russ Bringger Memorial Tourna-
. ment on May 28. The official trail
will begin on May 29. The datesfor
the rest of the trail are June 26, July
10,Aug.7, Sept. 11 and Oct. 9..
The trail's classic will take place
on Nov. 19 and 20.
The tournaments will all beheld
at Okee-Tantie Marina and Camp-
ground. Registrations for the
memorial tourney and the trail can
be made at the Wanta-Linga Motel
or at the dock on.the day of the
tournament.
For information, contact Larry
Crossman at (863) 763-1020.
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.


Hunters can apply
for license online.
Beginning July 1, 2005, the Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission will revise the method in
which hunters may apply for regu-
lar and special quota hunt permits.
The current paper-based sys-
tem has been in place for at least 25
years. With the new method
hunters will be able to apply for
regular and special quota hunt per-
mits through their Total Licensing.
System (TLS) at license vendors
statewide or from their website
MyFWC.com.
For information, contact Eddie
White of the FWC at 850-488-8573,
ext. 17336.
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).
Senior softball
players are needed
Softball players 70 years old and
older are wanted to play on a tour-
nament team one weekend a
month.*
They will play two games on
Saturday and two games on Sun-
day in different -cities in the state.
The team is in need of outfielders
and infielders.
For information call Harry Bell
at (863) 382-0542.
The cost will be $15 per week-
end.


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The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
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
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:05
p.m.
Theatre Ill "Amityville Horror"
(R) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs


Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family
life with nutritious meals, good
daily care and a stimulating envi-
ronment. Foster parents may be
married, divorced or single. Their
most important characteristic is
that they are caring individuals
who understand the problems
and needs of foster children.
Please contact Karissa Richards at
1-(800) 403-9311.

C.G. Auxiliary is
active in community
Since its creation by Congress
in 1939, the U.S: Coast Guard Aux-
iliary has served as the civilian,
non-military component of the
Coast Guard. Today, the 33,000
volunteer men and women of the
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary are
active on the waterways and
classrooms in over 2,000 cities
and towns across the nation.
Each year, Auxiliarists (folks just
like you) save almost 500 lives,
assist some 15,000 boaters in dis-
tress, condue: more ihe 10,)00
courtesy safety examiriarions ol
recreation vessels and teach over
500,000 students in boating and
water safety courses. The results
of these efforts save taxpayers
hundreds of millions of dollars
every year. For information, call
(863) 467-3085.

EYDC needs
volunteers
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs
throughout the state. The Eckerd
Youth Development Center
(EYDC) needs you to share your
skills or special talents in making
a difference in the lives of trou-
bled youth. Volunteers are need-
ed as tutors, translators, arts and
crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instruc-
tors, recreation aides and assis-
tance in developing a youth choir.
Wouldn't you like to make a dif-
ference? If so, please contact Rick
Hargraves at EYDC, 7200 U.S.
Hwy. 441 N., Okeechobee, Fl.
34972. (863) 763-2174, ext. 234.

Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County Pub-
lic Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., has
announced a new service for
those patrons with e-mail
accounts. You can join the Chap-
ter-A-Day Online Book Club spon-
sored by the Friends of the Okee-
chobee County Library. All you
need to do is visit the library's
web page at www.heart-
lineweb.org/oke and choose the
link to the Online Book Club. Sim-
ply follow the directions on the
page. You will start receiving
chapters from popular books in
your daily e-mail. After you have
read two or three chapters from a
book, you will begin receiving
chapters from a new one. Each
Monday you will start a new
book. There is no'charge for this.
service. You don't even need a
library card. All you need is an e-
mail address and five minutes a
day to sample the wonderful
world of reading

Club will
care for ferrets
The Ckeechobee 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
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


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

JACK RUSSELL Male, Brown
White. Needs Med's. Near
Quail Woods & Berhman Rd.
Please call (863)357-21.11.
SIBERIAN HUSKY Solid white,
blue eyes, Name is Heidi.
Very friendly (863)763-3721
For Home
Delivery
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800-282-8586
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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 lpme. (863)357-7539
Call after 7pm.
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to treasure with an ad
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



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


BARBER OR BEAUTICIANS
FT/PT $30 Chair rent or 30%
Commission. Rocky
(863)763-7396.
Boom Truck Operator/Laborer,
Class B CDL req. EOE
863-467- 1 93 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


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DAIRY FOREMAN:
Billingual Helpful. Call
863-634-1756 or
863-634-1758


Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N. W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
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In today's paper. Have thing sold, advertise In
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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

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


$26,000.00/YR. TO START

*NOW HIRING*

Assistant Managers to train at the Okeechobee
location. We have 16 locations in Florida and we
are seeking motivated and ambitious individuals
looking for a career in restaurant management.
Management experience preferred, but not
always needed. Will train the right person.
Must have High School Diploma or equivalent.

By starting in this position, you could be making
$36,000 $40,000 within one year after only
your first promotion! The opportunity starts here.

FAX RESUME TO 467-2402


Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further XDetails:
406 IVs.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442


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

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
Local company with more than 20 years track record
in Okeechobee wants experienced plumber, Master's
License a real plus. Top pay, salary commensurate
experience. Complete benefits package.
Send resume to #6.689
P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, FL 34973


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FAMILY HOME HEALTH
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Now hiring F/TPer 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
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LABORER, HEAVY
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& EXPERIENCED
LOWBOY DRIVER
Valld driver's license. Must
have own transportation
to & from work. Home
telephone a MUST. Must
Sbe hard working & be
able to do heavy lifting.
Apply In person:
S 3157 Hwy 441 N,
No phone calls please.


NEEDED

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WORKER
Seeking mature,
responsible
Person to work full
t time in laundry.
::Must be Bilingual.
Apply In Person At:
A406 NW. 4th St.
SLooking for Someone
Experienced in concrete
S block and flatwork.
Must have driver's
license.
863-357-0852
SURVEYOR PARTY
CHIEF & SURVEYOR
Exp. with highway
S construction layout.
SProfessonal license a
plus. Good pay, car/
truck rental & benefits.
M/F/V/D. EOE
Drug Test Required.
Call 772-287-6820
Ext.420


NIGHT OWLS
Second job or prefer
night work? Night
shift positions are
now hiring. Martin Pe-
troleum's Turnpike
operations are ex-
panding and we need
good people. Com-
petitive pay, benefits
and mileage reim-
bursement. Will train
responsible people.
Cashiers, are needed
to help develop our
mini-mart concept
Nighttime driver pos0-
ton Is currently avail-
able. Apply at:
Ft. Drum Citgo, mm
184, FL. Turnpike
(863)763-9383

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
I NEEDED
Walpole Feed
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,Beoiciilr avail Apply at:
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Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used ilems in
the classifeids.



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
environment at 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 Needed 4 0
Child Care Offered415
Instruction .120
Services Offered425
Insurance 4130
Medical Services435



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


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




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ARRESTED?
Criminal Defense,
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A-A-A Attorney
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800-733-5342
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VINYL
SKIRTING & SIDING
for Mobile Homes. Call
Now! Bob 357-3141



JACK'S TOP SOIL
Shell Rock.&
Bob Cat work
Call
(863)467-4734
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
classifieds"




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






Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps.' Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655

Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
V Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




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
REFRIGERATOR, Commer-
cial, 8x79x32, 3dr, see thru,
$500 nag. You Haul.
(863)763-6257/763-0818
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore,
side by side, white, 22 cu.
ft., works good. $100..
(863)674-0898
WASHER & DRYER, Both
work. $200 for both, will
sep. (561)629-3781
WASHER, DRYER & 2
STOVES, All for $200 will
sep. (863)675-0810


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



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



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" &
168x6x68". $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



WALKER, Playpen, crib, small
rocking horse, bouncer, pic-
nic tbi, car seats, $185 will
sell sep.(863)801-6031*


WEDDING DRESS, sz. 4, Glo-
ria Vanderbilt, Satin/Pearls.
Long train. Gently worn lx
$150 863-983-2224 aft. 6p


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 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


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



KEYBOARD- Brand new, light
up keys, 100's of songs,
never used, $125 neg.
(863)357-6825.
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.
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. 1
(863)763-3910.

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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/arnmp.
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
THEATER SYSTEM- Sony, w2
2ft speakers, 2 3-1/2 ft
spkrs, 5 CD component,
$300 neg. (863)357-6825.
TV/VCR Combo, 19" inch,
beautiful picture, VCR needs
adjusting, $30.
(863)467-6805


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 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.
MINATURE 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

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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.



OKEECHOEE- Private BR, BA.
full hse privileges, util incld.
phone but no long dist.
$500/mo. (863)357-1426.

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale h.,5
Commercial
Property Sale I(Ii'.1
Condos
Townhouses Sale IOI ')
Farms Sale 1;uIj
Houses Sale l.,-'
Hunting Property 103'0
Investment
Property Sale 1','5
Land Sale 10410
Lots Sale 1015
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale I10r5
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 106.
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Properly 1030



CBS on Large corner city lot.
3 Bdrm., 1 1/2 Ba. New roof,
kitchen & flooring. Sprinkler
system. (863)763-9647


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 Au ii,:riin
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB111 AU237

SEEKING 30-200 +/- acres of
wooded/pasture land. Not a
Realtor/Developer.
(772)460-1539.
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FINISH MOWER, 6 ft., like
new, used onejs..eason,
$ 1 1 0 0 MOBILE WORKSHOP
(863)675-1914/673-1846 14 x 52, zoned for workshop
in Glades Co. wired 220.
PATIO TABLE, Round, Wright $1,500 neg. (352)754-8514.
iron, 4 chairs. $45.
(863)763-7358 Mobile Homes


Automobiles I

l'A-- Mobile Home Lots 'Wi5


Automobiles 4005,
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


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



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.


For Home
Delivery
call
800-282-8586
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State
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Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes. Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 202,




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
Madna. 30' Park Model,
FVRoorn, storage, shed,
dock, deck & patio.
Fumished. $29,500.,
$350. Lot Lease.
217-429-1426.
Park Model, '86, 40x12,
v/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 j'120
Marine Miscellaneous '025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 10315



BAYLINER, '99, 16 ft., 75hp,
galvanized trailer, good con-
dition, $2500 neg.
(863)634-9771
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.
MON-ARK 17 Ft. w/ 90 hp en-
gine. Includes trailer & cano-
py to cover boat. $1200 or
best offer. (863)675-6738
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


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



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


BUICK LESABRE 1987, good
condition, a/c, runs good.
$700. (772)618-0607
FORD TAURUS, '87 no air,
auto, new tires, low miles, .
rebuilt mtr, new batt, $800
neg. (863)763-6396


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' he uIUppeirot I blade and mea-
sures about 20 inches wide at the base.
Farm-Style Windmill plan (No. 695) $9.95
Windmills Package (No. C147)
Three projects incl. 695 ... $21.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
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HONDA ACCORD '84, Runs
good, well maintained. 105K
org. mnls. 1 owner, 41000.
(863)467-9950
HYUNDAI ACCENT 1995,
Runs good. Cold A/C. Must
see! $2000. (863)634-1259
or (863)697-0191
MERC SABLE LX WAGON,
'94- engine needs work,
$700. (863)805-8786.
NISSAN MAXIMA 1995, Good
condition. $3500
(863)612-8404/239-7938
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 07 7
00-966-3511 ext. 173
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified


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, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
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.
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.
SRuns 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
TIRES, 4, Michellen, P225-60
R16. Tubeless.'$25 for all 4.
(863)357-0371


OLDSMOBILE TORNADO '86,
Reverse, No forward. $200
or best offer.
863-467-0987


CHEVY 350 auto Flat
bed/Utility. Runs good. 1400
or best offer.
863-697-6812.

FORD F150 '91, 4x4, Runs
Stood 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.


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



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 55u0




NOTICE OF OUA MEETINGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
Okeechobee Utility Authority will meet
in regular session on Tuesday, May
10, 2005 at 8:30 A.M., at the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority Offices, 100
S.W. 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Flori-
da.
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida
Statutes, if a person decides to appeal
any decision made by the Authority
with respect to such meetings, he or
she will need a record of proceedings,
and for such purpose, may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings is made, which record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is based Such
person may provide a court recorder,
stenographer, or a tape recorder for
such verbatim record,
BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE
UTILITY AUTHORITY
London C. Fortner, Jr
Executive Director
2643 ON 4/25/05


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR ODECHOBEE
COUNTY FLORIDA
PROBAT DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-P-074
In Re: Tie Estate of
BASIL WARREN CARNEY,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(AnUltry Smmary
Admmilldrllon)


You are hereby notified that an Or-
der of Ancilaly S un Admlnls-
on has en n e Es-
tate of BASIL WARREN CARNEY,
Decased File Number
2005-CP-074, by tlCirnit Court
lor Oreechodee County, Florida,
Probte Division, the address of
when if 304 NW. 2nd Sreet,
Room 101, Oeechobe F Rorda
34972; tath e ecdets date o
death was Novemer 26,2004; he
the feal state consists of real
wIoper having a value of
S6625.0ft fat tim names and ad-
,dreses e of to whose ifo has
been assioeed by such order are:
EVELYN ORFlEET SHORTCARNEY,
120 N&tnaltn., WIarli rg,BA
23185.
ALL. INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT
Alh creditors of th decedent and
othr per omns havfg cns or de-
iands agais eslae o the de-
ced t On r tm I="Clor twn
provsion for full payment was
ade in the Order o Summay Ad-
mislrailo must file theirclas
wifthinthis court WITHIN THE TIME
PROVIDED BY LAW.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS HOT
SO FILED WILL. BE FOREVER
BARREIl
NOTWITHSTANOING ANYW OTHER
APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2)YEARS OF
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The dale of the tirof publiaionof
thLis Noie IsApril18., 2005.
Atomneys for Person Gving Notice:
CONELY & CONELY, P.A.
P.O. Drawr 1367
Olschobee, FL 34972
BY: Tom W. Conely, III
FlordanBarNo. O 82
Person Giving Notie:
Evelyn Nortfeef Sht2 Cmney
120 Noateial Lane
WRlunirm VA 23185
58606 ON 4/18.2505

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-CP-0BO
In Re: The Estatle of
ELSIE HARRIS RAMSEY,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Andtllary Sinmiary
Adfnbs)rattm)


You are hereby noifed that an Or-
tf has been n in the Es-
tale of ELSIE HARRIS RAMSEY,
Deceased, File Number
20B5-CP-080, by tIe 0 tCirc Court
fI 0teehotb Cou, Rt.aM ,
Probate Divison, te address of
which I 304 W. 2nd Streetl
Room 101, Okeechobee, ferida
34972; S t e decedent's date of
death wasNovember 26, 2004; the
the tota ese consists of real
W Wrt a V"e of
00; taltrnames and ad-
dresses of those to whom it has
been assigned by such order are:
RICHAiD RWUS MSEY. j., 319
Tuxedo Drive. Thomasvil GA
31792
LYNN RAMSEY STOWERS, 2204
Wiftoleon Drive, Thonasville, GA
31792
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
moowds eainst Ine estate of th de-
cedent ow than those for whom
liaesion for t10 payrnerd was
made ihre Order of Sum Ad
mTinistration must file heir cams
within tIis court WITHIN THE TIME
PROVIDED BY LAW.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER
APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY
CLAIM LEO TWO (2 YEARS OF
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the tirb pubcation of
this NoUce is April 18,2005.
Atlneys for Person Giving Notce:
CONWELY & CONELY, P.A.
P.O. Drawer 1367
Okeehobee FL 34972
BY: Taom W. Con,
RoridaBr NO. 096482
Person GMnog Nofice:
Richard Runs tsy Jr.
319TIedo Drive
Thomasve, GA 31792
LyRaseylStowers
2204 Wib&nela Drive
Thomasvilie, GA 31792
5648 ON 4/18,25/5


" IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THEISTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No: 2005 DR 000210
Christine M. Francs,
Petitioner
and
Richard L Fraudcis,
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Richard L Francis
2406 NE Senic Drive,
Apt #20
LanesvillBe, IN
YOU ARE NOTIFEP that an
action has been filed against
you and that you are required
In serve a copy of your wift-
len defenses, if any, to it on
Christine Francise whose ad-
ieHs^ i S, P IE 57th Dr.,
YteociSobte, FL 34974 onor
before and fie the onginal
with tte clerk of ttis Court at
304 N.W. 2nd SLt,Okeeo-
bee. FL 34972, before ser-
vsce on Pelibioneror imedi-
afely thereafter. f you faifto
do so, a default may be en-
teretd against you for the re-
ief demaned in the peilton.
copies of all court docu-
mernts in this cse, Inclding
orders, are available at the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office. You may review these
documents upont request
You must keep the Clerk of
tle Circit Court's office no-
litled of your cutrenl ad-
dress. Future papers in this
lawsuit wi be mailed to the
address on record at the
clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12,285,
Florida Familiy Law Rules of
Procedure, requires certain
automatic disclosure of doc-
uments and information.
Failure to comply can result
in sanctions, including dis-
missal or strilding of plead-
wilgs.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT
By:.Arene Iealis
Deputy Clerk
Dated: March 28, 2005
564416 ON 4/4,11,18,25/05
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Community Events


OCFD volunteers planning barbecue
The Okeechobee City Fire Department volunteers are hosting a barbe-
cue on May 13 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Each meal comes with chicken,,
baked beans, coleslaw and roll for a $5 donation. The dinners can be
delivered or picked up at the City Fire Department, 55 S.E. Third Ave.

KOA offering free camping day
Wendy Woodman, manager of the Okeechobee KOA Kampground,
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 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 button and follow the instructions.

Book discussion group will meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group will con-
tinue to meet at 7 p.m. in the Okeechobee Libraryrneeting 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 Thurs-
day, June 23, "Before Women Had Wings" Connie Fowler. If you have ques-
tions orwould like more information, call Jan Fehrman at.(863) 357-9980.

Red Cross swimntiing lessons offered
S'., Irn lessonss \\ill be available at'the Okeechobee Sports complex
prol thriouh the Red Cross. Registration for lessons will be from 9 a.m.
until 6 p.m., June 7 through. June 10. Flyers will be sent out to the elemen-
icuv schools in early May. For information, contact D. Sheffield at (863)
467-7677 I pmooll; or, (863) 462-5296 (classroom).

Fra nk Attkisson to speak at dinner
The Republican Party of Okeechobee will be hosting its annual Lincoln
Da\ Dinnei oncr Friday, June 10, at Lhe Shrine Club on U.S. 78. Social time will
be tfrom 5 unul i p.m. Dinner \\ill be served at 7p.m. This year's keynote
speaker uillL be Rep. Frank Altkisson, Florida House of Representatives, Dis-
Lric 79 Dinner \\ill include a sirloin steak served with a baked potato, green
beans and a salad Tickets are $30 per person. If you oryour 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 maybe purchased at the door.

Headstart now accepting applications
Th.- Economic Opportunities Council Headstart is accepting applica-d
l.on-. o)r the 21.0)5 06 school year. Children lurning 3 on or betiore Sept I,


but not yet eligible for kindergarten, may apply at Northside Headstart,
1798 N.W Ninth Ave. For appointments, call Sheryl Heater at (863) 357-
8677 or Antonia Nunez at (863) 357-2242. 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 DaySaints, 310 S.W SixthSt., will be closed from May 2 until Aug.
31. They will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The center will also be open Friday, Sept. 9, from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. It
will then be open every Wednesday and Friday. Please call ahead one day
to reserve any specific equipment you may need. For information during
working hours call (863) 763-6510. During hours the center is closed call
(863) 467-5261, or (863) 357-7711.

Community pool is open
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool is currently open
Tuesday-Friday from 4 until 7 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.;
and, Sundays from 1 until 5 p.m. Since school is still in session, this sched-
ule accommodates physical education and water safety classes for coun-
ty students.

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

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

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

Children's council seeks volunteers
Tht Childi men's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of a few fine'
peo:.ple to: subrnit an application to, the Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners to be a part of the council. Governor Jeb Bush


makes the final appointments with terms of two or four years. The coun-
cil 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 ac their own and moni-
tors the programs' services that they provide to our children. Those inter-
ested 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 Candace at the American Red
Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling (863) 763-2488.

Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott Ave., is
open again. It is located in the back parking lot of the church. The tempo-
rary 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 seeks volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two to
three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday through
Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also looking for avol-
unteer to become the director and a board member of The Clothes Clos-
et. 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 Okeechobee's chil-
dren 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, highlighters,
notebook paper, construction paper, folders, binders, pencil boxes, lunch
boxes, backpacks, glue, scissors, rulers, erasers, index cards and calcula-
tors. For information on becoming a foster parent, call the Hibiscus Foster
Parent Training Program at (800) 403-9311. Supplies may be taken to the.
Community Collaborative Council 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 council's meetings, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext.
257.


To6 young for kindergarten

Devin McCorts, who is 18 months old, was too young to
register for kindergarten at Central Elementary School.
He just came along to see what all the excitement was
about on Friday morning. His mother Chrissy was busy
filling out enrollment paperwork for his sister, Katelyn,
not pictured.


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OR OMANDS AGAIN DEMAND AAINST THE
AO ESTATE INST ABOVE ESTATE: