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Vol. 96 No. 117


Wednesday, April 27, 2005


504 Plus tax


.ie inks self defense bill


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FBI agent
pleads innocent
CHARLOTTE, N.C. With
about two dozen other FBI
agents packed into a small
courtroom to show their sup-
port, the agent once in charge of
ethics at the FBI's Charlotte
bureau pleaded innocent Tues-
day to lying about two expens-
es-paid trips to Las Vegas he
accepted from a witness in a
criminal investigation.
Erik B. Blowers made a brief
appearance before U.S. Magis-
trate Judge Carl Horn, who
released him on $25,000 unse-
cured bond. He was charged
earlier this month in a single-
count indictment with making a
false statement in a routine
financial disclosure form he
filed in October 2000.
He is currently suspended
and on unpaid leave from the
FBI.
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Olympic bombing
lawsuit settled
ATLANTA The first of the
lawsuits against the organizers
of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics
filed by victims of the Centennial
Olympic Park bombing has
been settled, according to the
lawyer for a woman injured in
the blast.
The terms of the settlement
for Carletta A'h wounded in
the shoulder by shrapnel in the
July 27, 1996 blast were
sealed by the court, said her
attorney Jay Sadd. The settle-
ment terms were finalized late
last week, he said.
Ash's case had been sched-
uled for trial May 2.
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Drought Index
Current: 286
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.83 feet
Lake level
LastYear:
14.05 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
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ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

Index
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Comics ............13
Community Events ... .4
Crossword .........14
Obituaries .......... .3
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports .......... ..12
TV ............... 15
Weather ........... .2
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Tie Day: South students sport neckties


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These students at South Elementary School came dressed for the occasion. Tuesday
was Tie Day at the school. Decked out in their cravats are second graders (left to right)
Bonnie Little, C. J. Eddings, Cameron Schreier and Cody Mullin.


These third graders at South Elementary School sported colorful neckwear for Tie Day
held at the school on Tuesday. They are: (left to right) Paola Prado, Kristin Higgins,
Stormy Stokes, and Danyeele Sheffield.


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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Things could be lively at
Thursday's meeting of the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners as they
debate canceling the lease with
ARC of Okeechobee (Associa-
tion of Retarded Citizens) in
order to- use the property for a
parking lot for the new court-
house.
Officials of ARC have vowed
to bring their attorney to the
meeting and fight the proceed-
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Another sticky item will,
hopefully, be settled when the
county issues burial certificates
for the Fort Drum Cemetery.
Currently, lots are sold at the
cemetery. However, descen-
dants of the original settlers
have claimed a certain number
of family plots. The county has
been working for some time to
establish the boundaries of
these claims as they did with
Bassinger Cemetery.
Commissioners will con-
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School on Monday, was prepared by the Yearling sixth
graders in Pod 300. It is to be opened in 25 years. The
students included pictures of their class and their
teachers as well as rosters of their favorite football
teams the University of Florida and the Miami Dol-
phins. To tell the people of 2030 about today's culture,
they also enclosed a talking Sponge Bob
Squarepants. Everything in the time capsule was
wrapped in plastic or laminated.


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duct a public hearing to discuss
extensive changes to the county's
comprehensive plan. The pro-
posed changes will amend the
Future Land Use Map series and
amend the text in some of the
Future Land Use policies.
Among other things, the pro-
posed amendments would pro-
vide for density of development in
the county's rural activity centers.
The changes would also add addi-
tional areas to the industrial future
land use classification, establish a
S.R. 710/Berman Road commer-
cial activity center and create a
S.R. 78 resort corridor.
The county also wants to add
more parking space at the new
courthouse by moving the ARC
out their county-owned building
located a block from the new
courthouse.
The ARC has a 99-year lease on
the building but because of hurri-
cane damage, they have tem-
porarily moved into space in
Cedar Plaza while attempting to
repair the building.
The agenda item states: "Even
prior to the hurricane, the leased
property was falling into a state of
disrepair and it is assumed that
the damage resulting from the
hurricanes was aggravated due to
the pre-hurricane condition of the
structure."
The agenda asserts that the
tenant is at fault for failing to use
the building for a rehabilitation
facility, and for failing to maintain
the building and grounds.
In an unrelated matter, the
afternoon session will be devoted
to reviewing the Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency
(FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant
Program application for a
stormwater project in southwest
Okeechobee an area that expe-


rienced extensive flooding during
last year's hurricanes.
At their March 24 meeting,
commissioners spent a large
amount of time discussing
drainage problems in the vicinity
of S.W. Third Avenue and S.W.
28th Street with Gene Schriner
from the county's engineering
firm of Craig A. Smith.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
receive the quarterly report
from Okeechobee Mainstreet;
receive an update on the
accomplishments of Florida's
Heartland Rural Economic Devel-
opment Initiative;
authorize the addition of a
full-time office assistant position
in code compliance;
approve a contract for a Bass
Pro Shops Crappie Master Team
Tournament in the amount of
$15,000;
approve a contract with FLW
Outdoors 2006 EverStart Series
Tournament in the amount of
$29,518.
approve application for the
C. Scott Driver Jr. Recreation Area
boating improvement project to
the Florida Boating Improvement
Program;
i authorize execution of a pre-
viously approved agreement to
form a consortium with DeSoto,
Hardee, Hendry, Highlands and
Glades counties to qualify for for-
mula annual allocations of HOME
funds from the Department of
Housing and Urband Develop-
ment;
authorize the medical exam-
iner's office to purchase seven
portable radios at a cost of $4,508
using funds within their current
budget;
proclaim the month of May
to be Civility Month in Okee-
chobee County; and,
appoint one member to the
Children's Service Council.


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Central students learn about cultural traditions


First Grade
Wow! What a fun time every-
one had at our Family Fun Night.
We had fun as we learned about
other states. Thanks to everyone
who helped to make it a success. In
reading we are reading lots of
books using skills we have learned
this year.
Our Students of the Week are:
Bailey Lewis, Marc Rivas, Zachary
Mericle, Mason Underhill, Brett
Herbst, Jose Orozco, Makayla Con-
nelly, Blake Campbell, Jonathon
Boromei, Kelsie Shelton, Kelvin
Ford, Joel Bojorquez, Jose Hernan-
dez, Jose Hernandez, Ashlee
Hagan, Cheyenne Nunez, Jordan
Lawlis, Julia Herrera, Faith Snow,
and Orbelin Calvillo. Happy Birth-
day to Mario Munoz, Colton Butts,
Katelan Bozeman, Adrian Vasquez,
Charlie Fonseca, Wade Whidden,
Rosaycela Cortez, Rusty Trammell,
Jakayla Moore, Marissa Kerce, Nilo
Martinez, and Rachel Williams.

Second Grade
We would like to congratulate
this month's Students of the Week
in second grade. These students
have shown exemplary qualities:
Devin Rucks, Luis Perez, Andrea
McKinney, Airi Nunez, Jay Plant,
Maria Garcia, Victor Spence, Miguel
Maldonado, Joshua Boromei, and
Josue Santibanez.
Second grade bilingual students
are learning about cultural tradi-
tions among the Spanish speaking
countries. Though Spanish is spo-
ken in Latin American countries,
their traditional meals are very dif-
ferent from one to another; or in
some areas the food may be the
same, except it may be named dif-
ferently.
In science, students have been
comparing and contrasting the
characteristics of moths and butter-
flies; and researching and compar-
ing information on the planets.


Fourth Grade
The year is starting to wind
down and the fourth graders are
enjoying some new books in the
classroom. Thanks to the Educa-
tion Foundation, we have some
new class sets to read and work
through. We are learning about the
American Revolution, the Civil War
and WWII through various titles
and invite all of the community to
come and see our 'Battle of the
Books' in our hallway display on
April 27. Students are
learning about kids
from different time
periods and relat-
ing their knowl-
edge to our
time.
The students
also prepared hard
with a recent Public Speaking and
Speech Unit. All fourth graders have
been working on public speaking
throughout the year and the each
classroom participated in the Tropi-
cana Public Speaking Contest.
There were superior individual win-
ners in each classroom; however,
only two may represent the school
at the District Level Contest. The
school will be well represented
with Kylie Shirley and Katherynne
Valle at the County Level Competi-
tion. All of the teachers wish to
thank those who did put forth such
extra effort, prepared, and prac-
ticed. So many of the students did
an excellent job, and choosing only
two to represent Central was a diffi-
cult task. We want to publicly thank
Mr. Mike Davis, Mrs. Barbara
James. and Ms. Jean Dilsaver for
judging the contest and a big thank
you to Mrs. Dixie Ball and Mrs.
Peggy Friend for all of their help.
Speaking of help thank you
again to the Communities. in
Schools Mike Davis and Jill
Rogers for also helping prepare our
Career Day at Central what a
turnout. The students were most


fascinated with the topics and
career choices and all of the stu-
dents displayed great manners as
listeners! Way to go fourth graders!
Don't forget our upcoming play
at the Dolly Hand on May 2. Par-
ents, progress reports came home
on April 26, and check the monthly
newsletter for information about
upcoming dates. Thankyou!
In Mr. Bodenmiller's class we
are currently reviewing "author's
purpose" in reading, while revisit-
ing fractions and refining our basic
skills using them in mathematics.
We continue to practice writing
narrative and expository essays as
we have throughout the school
year. In social studies we are cover-
ing the Great Depression. We have
had several lively discussions on the
subject, due mainly to the fact that
students found it hard to believe
that people actually lived through
such difficult times. Finally, in sci-
ence, we are studying the regions of
the earth, such as climate zones,
deserts, forests, and grasslands. Fol-
lowing the unit, students will make
a model of the region of their
choice.
Mr. Schlabach's students did an
excellent job on their speeches last
week. They also did a great job on
their dioramas for science. We will
be working on a couple of experi-
ments this week. We will also be
finishing up division and we are
working on probability.
In Mrs. Davis' class we reading
the book'Number the Stars' by Lois
Lowry. It's all about young Jewish
girl who escapes the Nazi persecu-
tion in Denmark. Our class has
learned so much by making a
"Memory Quilt" of Holocaust sur-
vivors. We have also learned about
the heroic efforts of the people of
Denmark who saved almost the
entire Jewish population, by hiding
them and smuggling them in fish-
ing boats to Sweden, a neutral
country during Word War II. Con-


gratulations to our Students of the
Week, Allyson Trimble and Elisa-
beth Garduna. Happy Birthday to
FrankAdamo!
In Mr. Goff's class we have been
very busy. In math we have finished
up our chapter on long division and
have moved on to studying lines,
rays, and angles. Do you know the
difference between an acute angle,
an obtuse angle, a right angle, or a
straight angle? Ask one of us we do!
In reading we finished theme four
and are testing on it. There were a
lot of good vocabulary words that
we learned and need to know for
our vocabulary test. In social stud-
ies we are learning about how the
civil war and the reconstruction
afterwards affected Florida. In sci-
ence we have wrapped up our
chapter on electricity and magnets.
Do you know how to control an
electromagnet? How does a com-
pass work? How do the poles on a
magnet work. We can answer all of
these questions. Congratulations to
our recent Students of the Week:
Amber Tomb, Matthew Macias and
Dalton Hodges.
Mrs. Pritchard wants to give con-
gratulations to all of the students
who did participate in the Tropi-
cana Speech Contest within our
room. Yes they really did not have
a choice as public speaking is a
Sunshine State Standard, but all of
the students did a great job. Kylie
Shirley, Darby Jones, Chelsey Perry,
Vanessa Watt, Brooke Snyder, Ami
Nunez, Marilu Rodriguez, Faith
Kahn, Caitlyn Stripling, Anissa
Demeizer, Shamarah Shanks,
Devin Hoyle, and Ben Vuleta all had
'contest' worthy presentations and
congrats to Kylie, Darby, and Vanes-
sa as placing as our classroom win-
ners. It was avery close contest! We
wish Kylie good luck as she will rep-
resent the school in May too!
Math Math Club has started for
some students we are working on
some last minute skills to master!


We have reviewed fractions, deci-
mals, and probability and will revis-
it division before the end of the year.
The students learned a valuable les-
son about how 'the book is always
better than the movie' when we
were able to view 'Cry in the Wild'
which is based off a read aloud we
did earlier this year just ask your
child what he or she thought.
Happy Birthday to Darby Jones and
recent Students of the Week have
been : Vanessa Watt, Darby Jones,
Anissa Demeizer, Shamarah
Shanks, and Garrett Huston. Con-
grats!
Don't forget to stop by our hall-
ways next week to see all of the
ART on display. A big thank you to
the Education Foundation for our
art grant what talent we have in
our room!
Mrs. Tedder's class is almost fin-
ished with our Poetry Unit in writ-
ing. Thus far we have written
Name, Bio, Color, Diamonte and
Clerihew style poems. These and a
few others will be put together in a
poetry book. Look .for these to
come home with your child.


In science we are continuing to
work on our Science Fair projects
and aim to have them finished by
the end of the month. This is of
course in addition to working
through our other science units.
This week we'll be starting to
review and discuss matter. In Math
we have completed our review
units of fractions and decimals, and
will be moving on to geometry and
measurement next week. In read-
ing we completed a unit on Colo-
nial Florida with a poster project
that shows the causes of the Ameri-
can Revolution. We are now read-
ing a non-fiction based novel titled
"Witness" that tells of a small Ver-
mont town in the 1920's when the
Ku Klux Klan moves in and takes
over. The novel is written as a series
of poetry entries and is giving the
students a chance to experience
reading a different genre/style of
writing. Congratulations to all of
our students who participated in
the school wide Tropicana Speech
competition, and good luck to
those going on to the district com-
petition. We are proud of all of you.


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Law Enforcement Activity Log


Sheriff's Office
April 22
Death investigation, N.W.
151st Terr.
Burglary, U.S. 441 N.
Traffic accident, U.S. 68 E.
Domestic, U.S. 441 S.E.
Burglary, N.W. 37th Ave.
Assault, S.E. 60th Ave.
Trespassing, S.R. 70 E.
Fight, S.R. 70 E.
Assault, Okeechobep. Redi-
rectional -, o ,,,, ...
April 23
Landlord/tenant, N.W. First St.
Escape/Vision Quest, U.S.
441 N.
Disturbance/verbal, S.E.
Eighth St.
Narcotics arrest, S.R. 70 E.
Disturbance/verbal, N.W. 46th
Ave.
Burglary/prisoner in custody,
N.W. 18th St.
April 24
Domestic/verbal, N.E. 31st
Terr.
Found property/wallet, Lock 7
Traffic accident, S.W. 32nd St.
Open door, S.R. 70 E.
Stolen/decal, N.W. 141st St.
Found property/credit card,
S.R. 70 W.
Trespass, U.S. 98 N.
Vandalism, N.E. 39th Blvd.
Fraud, U.S. 441 S.
Suicide/attempt, S.E. 36th
Terr.
Arrest, S.R. 70 E.
April 25
Disturbance, N.E. 11th Lane.
Traffic arrest/prisoner in cus-
tody, N.W. Fourth St.
Burglary, S.R. 70 E.
Assault, Okeechobee Redi-
rectional.
Disturbance/verbal, U.S. 441
S.E.
Accidental shooting, N.E. 34th
Way.
Vandalism, N.W. 30th Ave.

SCity Police
April 20
Larceny/theft/cancel, S. Par-
rott Ave;
Prowler/peeping tom, S.W.
11th Ave.
Fraud, N. Parrott Ave.
Lost/found property, S.E. Sec-
ond Ave.
Disturbance, S.E. Fifth St.


Roadblock/obstruction, S.
Parrott Ave.
Police service call, N.E.
Eighth Ave.
Juvenile problem, N.W. Sec-
ond St.
Juvenile problem, S.W. Sev-
enth Ave.
Lost/found property, S. Parrott
Ave.
Larceny/theft/burglary, S.W.
11th Ave.
Disturbance, N. Parrott Ave.
Alarm, S.E. Park St.
Suspicious person/vehicle, S.
Parrott Ave.
April 21
Animal complaint, S.W. Ninth
St.
Stolen vehicle/cancel, S.W.
Third Ave.
Animal complaint, S.W. Ninth
St.
Lost/stolen tag, N.W. Fifth


Ave.
Escort, N.E. Fifth St.
Traffic accident, N.W. Park St.
Larceny/theft, S.E. Eighth St.
Disturbance, S.W. Fifth St.
Disabled vehicle, N.E. Third
Ave.
Roadblock/obstruction, S.
Parrott Ave.
Information, S. Parrott Ave.
Escort, N.W. 10th St.
Traffic accident, N.E. Park St.
Standby, N.W. Seventh St. -
Intoxicated pedestrian, N.W.
Park St.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott
Ave.
Burglary, S.W. Seventh Ave.
Alarm, S.W. Third St.
Assault/battery, S.W. Third St.
Domestic/prisoner in custody,
S.W. Second Ave.
Juvenile problem, N.W. Sec-
ond St.


Obituary


Wilson Aubrey
Parsley
Wilson Aubrey Parsley, age
84, of Okeechobee, died April
25, 2005, at Okeechobee
Health Care Facility. He was
born June 25, 1920, in West Vir-
ginia to Grover and Bessie Pars-
ley. Mr. Parsley retired from
General Motors after 35 years
before coming to Okeechobee
from Columbus, Ohio in 2000.


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He was a member of the Moose
Lodge in Columbus, Ohio.
He is survived by his son,
Mark A. (Melissa) Parsley of
Okeechobee.
No visitation or services will
be held.
All arrangements are
entrusted to the loving care of
Bass Okeechobee Funeral
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While we want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves
the right to edit calls for clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.
To speak out call (863)467-2033, fax (863)763-5901 or e-mail:
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Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
Prom Coverage
"I am calling to find out why there was no article or picture
about the prom queen? The prom queen/king and their court is a
big thing that only happens once year and I was wondering why
the Okeechobee News wasn't there to write an article?"
(Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. Although we had a
reporter there earlier in the evening, they were not able to stay
until the king and queen were crowned. We have borrowed a
copy of the photo and published it in the Tuesday, April 26,
issue.)

School News
"I was wondering why we don't ever see anything about
Osceola Middle School in the paper. Yearling is constantly in
there."
(Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. The schools submit their
information to us for publication. We look forward to receiving
this information so parents and family members are kept
abreast of what's happening at their child's school, but we
depend on the schools to get us their information.)



Community Events


VNA hosts memory loss screenings
The Alzheimer's Association will be sponsoring a free memory
loss screening at the Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park St.,
from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on May 6. This is a free screening but
appointments are required. This screening is for anyone concerned
about memory loss. Screenings are done by the Memory Disorder
Center from St. Mary's Hospital. For an appointment call (800) 861-
7826, or (772) 344-6047.

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

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 informa-
tion, call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.

County hosts Cinco de Mayo event
O:l.:-eL rih Cou nrtvwill hostaCinco de Mayo celebration at the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., otrSaturday,
May 7. Events planned include live music, dancing and family-
themed vendors.

OCFD volunteers planning barbecue
The Okeechobee City Fire Department volunteers are hosting a
barbecue 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 Kamp-
ground, will be offering free camping to the public on Friday, May
13, as part of KOA's second annual Come Camp With Us Day event.
More than 350 KOA Kampgrounds throughout the U.S. and Canada
are participating in this special event by providing 30,000 free camp-
sites including KOA Kamping Kabins. Free-will donation boxes will
be available in the KOA stores for campers to make donations to
KOA Care Camps for children with cancer. Funds raised will be used
to send children with cancer and their siblings to one 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 continue to meet at 7 p.m. in the Okeechobee Library meeting
room. Everyone who lives to read and discuss books is invited to
attend. The group's schedule is: Thursday, May 26, "Yellow Raft,
Blue Water" Michael Dorris; and Thursday, June 23, "Before
Women Had Wings" Connie Fowler. If you have questions or
would like more information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.





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Upcoming Events

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) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave. from 6:30 until 7:30 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 fac;i;lated by social workers and
provides an opportunity 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 Assist-
ed 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
Historical 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 interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-
0985.blic are welcome. 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 questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923, for information:
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship 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.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open for
blood donations from:9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863)
467-9360.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for, women
who are, or have been; affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are at 6 p.m. For information call
(863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-
2893 or (863) 763-0202.
: Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at
7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893
days, or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might
need this group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the
One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives
will be available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.
Gun-Owners of Okeechobee. meet at 7 p.m. at the American
Legion, 501 S.E. Second St. Anyone interested is invited. For informa-
tion, contact Merv Waldron at (863) 467-5744 or Dan Fennell at (863)
467-9461.

Friday
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public tO their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center,
located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5
for members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at (863) 382-
6978 or Juana at (863) 471-9795.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invit-
ed. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what
we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-
9766.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St.This will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This will be an open speaker meeting.
Sobriety in the Swamp Club is a public service group that offers a
place for people in recovery to meet. There are AA and NA meetings
seven days a week, and at different times. The club also offers a safe
place to come and hang out, have coffee and fellowship with others.
The hours of operation are: 9 a.m. until 10 p.m., Monday through
Thursday; 9 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday; and, from
11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Sundays. For information on meeting times,
call (863) 763-5385.


Community Events

Church of God hosting revival
The Church of God of Prophecy, 109 N.W. 10th St., is currently
hosting a revival through April 29. Services with James Nolen, evan-
gelist, will start at 7:30 p.m. each night.

Main Street Inc. to elect directors
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc. will hold its monthly general
membership meeting at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441
S.E., on Wednesday, April 27, at noon. Elections for the board of
directors will be held at this meeting. This meeting is open to the
public. For information, contact Lydia Jean Williams, executive
director, at (863) 357-MAIN.

Sorority will celebrate Founder's Day
Each year on or near April 30, Beta Sigma Phi members around
the world celebrate Founder's Day. On Thursday, April28, the Okee-
chobee Chapters of Beta Sigma Phi will meet at Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W 23rd Lane, to celebrate Founder's Day. The event
will include a pot luck dinner and the 2005 Lady of the Year, who is
not a member of the sorority, will be announced and honored for
her outstanding service to the community. In addition, each chapter
will honor one of their members as Woman of the Year for her out-
standing service to her chapter. Beta Sigma Phi, now in its 73rd year,
is an international social and charitable organization. Chapters
meet for educational programs, raise money for local charities and
hold social activities.

.Red Cross offers first aid class
The American Red Cross Okeechobee branch will hold a first aid
class on April 28, from 6 until 10 p.m. The cost for the class is $5. If
you are interested in signing up please stop by the office at 323 N.
Parrott Ave.; or, call (863) 763-2488.

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

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

Career Center hosting job fair
Okeechobee One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W. Park St., is hold-
ing their annual job fair on Friday, April 29, from 3 until 7 p.m. For
information, 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, Indi-
an River, St. Lucie and Martin counties to represent the best interest
of abused, abandoned and neglected children in court. These class-
es 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 strate-
gic plan to increase the size and quality of the county's economy in
the future. Participants in the summit will be asked to provide their
opinions on the best means to implement a program to enhance
the area's 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.


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He weighed 7 pounds, 7
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FORT PIERCE Remember
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You'll have the chance to enjoy
those memorable songs again in
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King & I", performed by talented
youngsters in the Indian River
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main campus in Fort Pierce on
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In "The King & I", Anna is sent
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Tickets cost $5 and may be
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Ashley Jones and
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Olympic bombing lawsuit settled


ATLANTA The first of the
lawsuits against the organizers of
the 1996 Atlanta Olympics filed by
victims of the Centennial Olympic
Park bombing has been settled,
according to the lawyer for a
woman injured in the blast.
The terms of the settlement for
Carletta Ash wounded in the
shoulder by shrapnel in the July
27, 1996 blast were sealed by
the court, said her attorney Jay
Sadd. The settlement terms were
finalized late last week, he said.
Ash's case had been scheduled
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The cases of 38 other victims
still are pending against the Atlanta
Committee for the Olympic
Games and Eric Rudolph, who
pleaded guilty April 13 to commit-
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bombing as well as three other
bombings in Atlanta and Birming-
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A June 2004 ruling by the Geor-
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ing victims to sue the organizers of
the Olympics. Although court
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T.O.P.S. elects officers
T.O.RS. FI. #669 Take Off Pounds Sensibly held elections for 2005 W.Va. K.O.P.S.
King Chaperones. In no certain order are Judine Cole and Sally Paterson -installing offi-
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W.Va. King Chaperones, Ann Niner; secretary, Joann Barker; co Leader, Ollie Morgret;
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Courtesy photo
Daisy troop cleans park
Girl Scout Daisy Troop 13 spent their April 19, meeting weeding and raking in Veterans
Park. They are learning about the Girl Scout tradition of helping others and decided to
do something for our community. They had a great time working and even got their
moms to help. These 4 and 5-year-old pre-k Daisy's filled four garbage bags with trash,
weeds and leaves. The girls (left to right) Bailie Shurley, Savannah Hendrix, Ashton Cof-
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Florida wildlife
This sandhill crane was seen foraging for food near the
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In this photo provided by the National Zoo in Washing-
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Georgia I,' Tuesday,, when Gov.'
Sonny Perdue"stgned a-bill nam-
ing the tiny creature the state's
official amphibian.
Flanked by the students who
dreamed up the idea nearly three
years ago, Perdue added the frog
to a list of 43 other state symbols
- from the Vidalia onion, the
state vegetable, to the Slosheye
Trail Big Pig Jig, the official state
pork cook-off.
The students, who were
fourth-graders at Aramuchee Ele-


mentary School in Rome, were
studying how a bill becomes law
when they decided to launch their
effort on behalf of the frogs,
which live in much of the state.
Along the way; their bill was
mocked by some lawmakers,
derailed in Senate committees by
others and postponed at least
once because it falls in a section
of Georgia law that would have
allowed legislators angry about
the new state flag to revive that
issue.
"We saw it begin and we saw
it end," said Matthew Gibbons,
11, now a sixth-grader at Ara-
muchee Middle School. "After
about two years, it seemed like it


just had been forgotten about."
Gibbons and his classmates
attended a signing ceremony on
the steps of the state Capitol Tues-
day morning, followed by a trip to
Atlanta's Fernbank Museum of
Natural History, where a display
features the frogs.
"We think these Rome stu-
dents received a real learning
experience from their efforts to
pass this legislation they got to
see the good, the bad, and the
ugly parts of the process,'' said
Perdue spokesman Dan McLa-
gan. "This was clearly an impor-
tant day for them."
And while the lessons mostly
involved civics, educators say


there were also environmental
lessons to be learned. Green tree
frogs are highly susceptible to pol-
lution in their environment, and
their presence is considered a
'sign of healthy surroundings.
"It-will be an important state
symbol as we look at ways to
clean up our water and air," said
Ruth Pinson, who teaches science
at Aramuchee Elementary. "Hav-
ing the green tree frog as a symbol
is a step in the right direction -
we sure don't want them to
become endangered."
Next up for the students?
Green Tree Frog Day has been
declared for May 6 at the elemen-
tary school.


Community Events


Cultural arts committee to meet
Are you interested in bringing more cultural arts events to Okee-
chobee? If you are, come join the Mainstreet's cultural arts committee
meeting on May 19 at 4:30 p.m. at the Mainstreet office located on the
corner of N.E. Second St. and N.E. Second Ave. For information, call
Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 462-5000, ext. 259.
Red Cross swimming lessons offered
Swim lessons will be available at the Okeechobee Sports complex
pool through the Red Cross. Registration for lessons will be from 9
a.m. until 6 p.m., June 7 through June 10. Flyers will be sent out to the
elementary schools in early May. For information, contact D. Sheffield
at (863) 467-7667 (pool); or, (863) 462-5296 (classroom).
Frank Attkisson to speak at dinner
The Republican Party of Okeechobee will be hosting its annual Lin-
coln Day Dinner on Friday, June 10, at the Shrine Club on U.S. 78.
Social time will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.
This year's keynote speaker will be Rep. Frank Attkisson, Florida
House of Representatives, District 79. Dinner will include a sirloin steak
served with a baked potato, green beans and a salad. Tickets are $30


per person. If you or your business would like to sponsor a table for
this event please call Joe Arnold at (863) 357-6507 or (863) 610-1639. If
available, tickets may be purchased at the door.
Headstart now accepting applications
The Economic Opportunities Council Headstart is accepting appli-
cations for the 2005/06 school year. Children turning 3 on or before
Sept. 1, but not yet eligible for kindergarten, may apply at Northside
Headstart, 1798 N.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 Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St., will be closed from May 2
until Aug. 31. They will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 11:30 a.m.
until 3 p.m. The center will also be open Friday, Sept. 9, from 11:30
a.m. until 3 p.m. It will then be open every Wednesday and Friday.
Please call ahead one day to reserve any specific equipment you may
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3290 Hwy. 441 South
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467-6592
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863-763-6869
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Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
"Dirt & Stains Disappear"
Edward R. Jones, Owner Est. 1991
467-1809
Cell: 610-0756
Lic. #2178



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863-357-2368
P -Gifts 4
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Candles & Accessoriesw
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Exclusively Offering Village Candles
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Demolition -- l'
Trash Hauling
Land Clearing
Site Work
Grading
Sand Fill Shell Rock
LICENSED & INSURED
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, April 27, 2005 11


Tests already!
Victoria Garcia, 5, came to North Elementary School to
register for kindergarten. She discovered that right away
she would have to take a language test. Victoria was
accompanied by her mother, Eida Garcia.


Staff photo/Pete Gawda
In honor of our troops
This yellow ribbon, tied in honor of our military personnel,
was seen on an oak tree at Everglades Elementary School.


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2768 Hwy. 710
863-467-7347
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Palms Annuals



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Interior, Exterior; Soffits,
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100 SE 80 Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
357-4140


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(863) 763-3127


Okeechobee's Only Full Service
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Mexican Food
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151 N.W. 36" St.




\)oolt 's Sheds
FULL INSULATED SHEDS
"We Custom Build To Meet Your Needs"
We Sell Doors & Windows
2570 NW 16th Blvd.
(863) 763-7008
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SKarns Tractor
Service
Bushog Style Mowing
Overgrown Lots Mowed
Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)


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thu Case
Supplies:
Industrial & Agricultural
Janitorial Cleaning Shop
Hardware Paper Products
TRI-CO SUPPLY, INC.
(863) 467-0333
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Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Ready to go
Emily Rhodes, 5, of the Grey Wolf Construction T-ball
team, warmed up and was ready to face the Fantasy
Lighting team who were her team's opponents Saturday
morning at the Okeechobee Sports Complex ball fields.


Anthony T. Young
Attorney
General Practice
Real Estate Probate
Family Lan ills
-' ': 37 Years Experience
Call today for yourconsultation
215 S.W. Park St. 863-824-OLAW
Okeechobee, Florida 34974


Christie Williams is top female athlete for March ..-- _

By Loma Jablonski Williams is ranked eighth in the o Cllular nto the 21t Century
Okeechobee News senior class. the


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Staff.photo/Lorna Jablonski
Senior Christie Williams was selected Female Athlete of the
Month for March for her outstanding performance on the
Lady Brahman softball team. OHS Athletic Director Mike
Radebaugh (left) presented Christie (right) with her award.


Okeechobee High School
senior Christie Williams recently
added another honor to her
already full slate of accomplish-
ments by being named the
Okeechobee News/Publix
Supermarket's Female Athlete of
the Month for March.
She earned the award for her
outstanding performance as a
third baseman on the Lady
Brahman softball team.
The 18-year-old's list of
accomplishments is impressive.
She is a four-year letterman and
four-year scholar/athlete. With a
3.7. grade point average,


She is a member of the Beta
Club, National Honor Society,
Quill and Scroll and is the vice
president of the senior class.
"Christie is the epitome of the
type of student we want here at
Okeechobee High School," stat-
'ed athletic director Mike Rade-
baugh. "She excels on the field
and in the classroom. We are
very pleased to present her with
this award."
Williams will be attending
the University of South Florida in
the fall.
She is the daughter of Susan
and Glenn Williams.


Sports Briefs


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
physical education and water safe-
ty classes for county students.

Senior softball
players are needed
. Softball players 70 years old
and older are wanted to play on a
tournament 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.

OCRA meets
each month
The regular monthly meeting of
the Okeechobee Citizens Recre-
ational Association (O.C.R.A.) for
April and May will be held at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex on
the first Thursday of each month at


7:30 p.m.
Everyone over the age of 18 is
welcome tottend, ,
Information is available on
their website at
www.chobee.com.

Cheerleading group
are holding tryouts
The Chobee Starz competition.
cheerleading group will hold try-
outs Friday, April 29, at 6 p.m. and
Saturday, April 30, at 3 p.m.
The tryouts will be held at the
ball fields behind the skate park.
The squad is looking for boys
and girls entering grades three
through six.
The competitive season will
run August 2005 through April
2006.
For information, contact coach
Carla Hearld at 447-3557; or, by e-
mail at Carla_hearld@yahoo.com.

Kiwanis Club hosts
annual golf tourney
The Kiwanis Club will host its
10th annual golf scramble on. Sat-
urday, 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, prices
and lunch.
Team prizes are: first place -
$100 gift certificate each player;
second place -$75 gift .certificate


each player; eighth place $50 gift
certificate each player; next-to-last
place $25 gift certificate each
player. The first hole-in-one wins a
$25,000 Dodge Ram Quad Cab
Truck donated by Eddie Accardi
Dodge. Hole sponsorships are
$150 for a tee or Green. Corporate
sponsorships are $300 for a four-
some and one tee sponsorship.
All proceeds will benefit the
youth of Okeechobee County.
For information, contact Ben
Sims at (863) 467-8118.

Youth anglers
plan 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 water at safe light and return to
Okee-Tantie Marina at noon for the
weigh in.
Thee young anglers are com-
peting to earn the right to take part
in a state championship later this
summer.
For information, contact club
director Charlie Hays at (863) 763-
'2332.

Registrations being
taken for swim team
Registration for the Okee-
chobee Shockwaves county swim
team will take place until May 6 at
the Sports Complex swimming


pool, from 5 until 7 p.m.
Swimmers must be 5 years old
*when registered. Swimmers must
be registered to participate in any
practice session.
Practice will begin on April 19
from 5 until 6:30 p.m., and will
continue every Tuesday and
Thursday.
Fees are $60 for the first swim-
mer and $55 for the second or
more swimmers from the same
family. Insurance fees are $12 per
child. The fees will cover the swim-
mer's team T-shirt and a swim cap.
Liz Walker will be coaching
again this season.
For information, call (863) 467-
7667 and leave a message.

Church hosting
golf tournament
The Oakview Baptist Church
will host a golf tournament on Sat-
urday, May 21, at the Okeechobee
Golf & Country Club.
Registration will be at 7 a.m.
with a demonstration by Buddy
Shelton, America's greatest golf
entertainer at 7:30 a.m. Tee off
time is scheduled for 8 a.m.
The tournament will be limited
to 112 golfers, so early registration
is urged.
A barbecue luncheon will be
provided.
The cost is $40 per player with a
four-man team scramble. For
information, contact Nancy at
(863) 763-1699.


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are pleased to welcome

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Board ,Certifed
by the
American Board
of ermatology


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and announce the opening of their new office:

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1924 US Highway 441, N.
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At the Movies
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 III "Amityville Hor-
ror" (R) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, 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.


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FPL program helps
with emergency funds
The American Red Cross Okee-
chobee Branch is a Care to Share
Partner Agency. The Care to Share
Program is sponsored by FPL and
is designed to provide emergency
assistance- funds to customers
who are in a crisis situation and
unable to pay their electric bill. To
find out if you qualify for Care to
Share assistance please stop by the
American Red Cross Office at 323
N. Parrott Ave. or cal (863) 763-
2488. The Care to Share office
hours are Monday, Wednesday and
Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30
p.m.

Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance Facili-
ty, 306 N,W Ninth. Ave., and the
Okeechobee Landfill, 10800 N.E.
128th Ave. The vehicle mainte-
nance facility is open from 8 a.m.
until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m., Monday through Friday It i s
closed on \ Ieekends anrd lioliddas.
Only recyclable, materials-isch as
newspaper, aluminum and metal
cans, corrugated cardboard, glass
jars and bottles and plastics #1
through #7 are accepted at the
public facilities. Items not accepted
include: plastic shopping bags;
commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices;
yard trash; household trash; oil,
gas, paint or household hazardous
waste; and, batteries. For more
information: contact Russell Row-
land, county solid waste manager,
at (863) '63-1811; or, Waste Man-
agement of Okeechobee at (863)
357-0111, or (863) 763-4818.

Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Vol-
unteer 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 Pre-
vention. Contact the Okeechobee
Branch of the American.Red Cross
at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.

Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volunteers
to serve as advocates for residents
of nursing homes and assisted liv-
ing facilities. Volunteers are special-
ly trained and certified to investi-
gate and resolve resident
complaints and to carry out inspec-
tions of facilities. Licensed social
workers, pharmacists, elder law
attorneys, physicians, nurses and.
others with a sincere interest in the
elderly are urged to apply. Call
Linda Slattery at (772) 595-1385.

Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Margaret
at (863) 467-8020, or Janet at (863)
467-0183.

Birth control for
animals is offered
Martin County A.B.C. Program
is available for Okeechobee resi-
dents. The rates to spay/neuter cats
and dogs are: female cat $15;
male cat $10; female dog $25;
and male dog $25. Applications
may be picked up at the Pen-
nySaver, St. Vincent's, Salvation
Army or Animal Control. For infor-
mation, call (772) 283-4137 or
(772) 336-0339.


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prierin Co. GA. 35 lake loti
65 5+.- ai:res Development
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Found: Dog, DTimalion Call
OkeeLrhobee Animli Conrilri
18631357-3225

CAT- Gray wiwhile paws Has
a Tomras collar Vic N La-
Beile around Snadow Lane
Rd 863-675-2241 Rewara
JACK RUSSELL Male. Brown
While reeds Mea's. r.iear
Ouaii Woods & Bernman RO
Please call 712l519-2256.
Giveaay _0140


CAMPER, free tor the taking.
30'. good a:les poor body.
18631)467-4389 mornings
CAT- Large, neulered, male, 6
yrs old. 1561)924-5812 Free
to good home orly.'
DOG, Approx. 2 morinns old.
Male. Free 0to good nome.
1863)163-4512
FREE KITTENS- 6 week old,
2 lemales, 3 males
(8631675-3904
FREE KITTENS: To good
home 18631467-4864
FREE OAK FIREWOOD, As
much as you need Just
bring a saw to cul tie wood
(8631467-4304.
GUN SAFE- lall, needs lock
(863)946-1481
'KITTENS- 8wks old to good
homes, very cute,
18631635-3439
MIXED PUPPIES appro' 4wks
old Free Puppies To Good
Home .nlyl 12391657-2504
Leave Message
OAK FIRE WOOD 'ou haul
(8631467-8856
PUPPIES Golden Retriever, Pit
Bull & Cur mix. Free To
Good Home 1863)357-7539
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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2004 Earnings: Avg 1soIo
49.950, Top team
154 222, Top solo.
$70,526 XM radio service
class A CDL required
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Proficiency at POS and knowledge of golfing
procedures. Punclual person with strong work
ethics & lots of energy need only apply.


Call Len After 9 a.m. 863-763-6228


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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Tech support w, good hard-
ware/corripuler inierniel
Skills Pick up application at
i00 SW lii5 SI orjr13 re-
sume Io 467-0816
A/C COMPANY, luokinrig or
SERV. TECH/INSTALLER
w/imn. 5 yrs e'Po God Pay.
Benehis 401K, DFW
863-763-8391
AGENTS WANTED: Necessity
Horse Supplement seeking
horse people to set
up dealers & sell producer E.A.-
clusiiles available Work in,
an
industry you love' Contact
Sarah @ (877788-4448,
equirieinlio@ivelsr crom
Caregiver Needed, hours
Mon Fti, 9am-2pm, Sal
gam-1 1pm, Sun., 9am.9pm,
taxes whhheld, only serious
need apply. Call
(863)634-4666
BARBER OR BEAUTICIANS
FT/PT $30 Criair rent or 30%
Commission Rocky
1863)763-7396.


$26,000.00/YR. TO START

*NOW HIRING*

Assistant Managers to train at the Okeechobee
location. We have 16 locations in Flerida 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


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

IMMEDIATE OPENING
Part-Time Pharmacist
Pharmaceutical Services
Located at
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call:
(863) 357-2442
for more information
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
SApply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441,North

ATTENTION PLUMBERS
Local company with more than 20 years
track record in Okeechobee wants
EXPERIENCED PLUMBER.
Master's License a real plus,
Top pay, salary commensurate with experience.
Complete benefits package.
Send resume to #6689
P.O. Box 639, Okeechobe, FL 34973
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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


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


11 MANAGEMENT

Immediate restaurant management
openings: in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440


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


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ELECTRICIANS
Loading S FLA Electrical
Contractor has immediate
opening for large Commer-
cial job in Palm Beach Gar-
dens area. Min.3 yrs
Commercial expenence prefer-
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paid vac/holidays.
DFWPEOE
Call 800-330-9531

Busy Medical Practice looking
for Receptionist witn billing
experience. Fax resume
772-335-7171
Cashiers, Fla. Turnpike. Yee-
naw through Stuart, need 25
people to work TO replace 25
who didn't. 772-429-1454

COSMETOLOGIST/
MANAGER
S Call todaywork
S tomorrow, Lori:
800-736-1379
AFLAC INSURANCE
Email:
champsinc~
adelohia. net
www.champs
haircuts.com
DAIRY FOREMAN:
Billingual Helpful. Call
863-634-1756 or
863-634-1758
Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers. 0/0, Solos. Teams
& Graduate Students. Bo-
nuses Paid Weekly. Equal
Opportunity Employer.
(888)MORE PAY
(888-667-3729).
DRIVERS
Small Company with Well
Maintained Equipment is
looking tor: Experienced,
Qualified. Hardworking
Drivers. Must have: Class
A License and be willing to
work 51/2 days.
Choice of work area from:
Ordanddoouth or Longer
Trips to rith Florida/
Souln Georgia. Perma-
nent work with a variety
ol loads.
Call (863)763-6606
LABORERS NEEDED: For Jack
& Bore Contractor. Welding
ability preferred. Apply In
person @16545 SW Farms
Rd. Indlanlown, FL 34956 or
by phone (772)597-5572.
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it In the classifleds.


FAMILY HOME HEALTH
'( I '"' SERVICES
Now nirngFJ TPer Diem
1 RtibPIl
AIDE
PUT'S
For Okeecrobee area.
Medicare experience a plus
Competitive rale
Fax resume o1
(877)337-0297
or call(8771337-0286
EOE,'DFWP
FL#HHA299991901

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

LARSON DAIRY, INC.
Location: BARN 8
Is hinng a
TRUCK/TRACTOR
MECHANIC.
Includes Various
maintenance lobs.
Knowledge or plumbing and
small elechic motors
is required.
Apply in person, or Call
Travis@ (863)634-0102


NEEDED

LAUNDRY

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

Looking lor Someone
experienced in concrete
block and liatwork
Must have rivers
license.
863-357-0852

OKEECHOBEE REDIRECTION
CENTER
1117 NE 391h Blvd.
(863)357-5905
RESIDENCE ADVISORS
NEEDED
Direct care staff to supervise
court committed youth
Must clear background
screenings, have GED or
high school diploma, and
have a valid Florida Drivers
License.

PALMDALE OIL COMPANY
DRIVERS NEEDED- Class B.
Hazemat & Tanker. Medical
Beniets, Retirement, Vaca-
tion & Bonus Programs
Call (863)763-3617


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

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICA-
TIONS PTIFT No E'p Neces-
sary $50 Cash Hiring Bonus
(888)287-6011 e,,t 107
www.USMailingGroup.com
Praxair, A World Leader in in-
dustrial Gases is now hiring
for various positions in our
fii plant facility. E.c heailh-
care benefits, matching
401K retirement & prolli
sharing (paid Quarlerly),
must be able to pass back-
ground check. Please apply
in person at 2534 NW 161h
Blvd., Okee. No phone calls"
please. DFWP

Retail Merchandiser, National
disiribuior of books, music
& movies, Salary + com-
mission, 1st year estimated
Income, S30 10to $32k, Fax
resume 806-352-3982 or
email Cydney@assoclateso-
lutions.com

Sales $5,500 Weekly Goal
Potential! It someone did it
so can you! 2-3 confirmed
appointments daily! Benefits
Available.. Call Catherine
McFarland (888)563-3188
S/E & 3-Stare Run- TT Driv-
ers HOME WEEKENDS
Mileage Pay, Beneitls, 401K.
Trainees Welcome/ Miami
area- exp. req. 23 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351
SURVEYOR PARTY
CHIEF & SURVEYOR
Exp. win highway
construction layout.
Professional license a
plus. Good pay car/
buck rental & benefits.
M!F/VID EOE
Drug Test Required
Call 772-287-6820
Et1 420

SYNAGRO
Needing Class A Drivers
lor Sunrise and Martin County
Location. Must have clean
MVR and min 2 yrs eyp
Centrifuge exp.. a plus.
Excellent benetitsl
Call Hollls Mabe @
941-650-3205 or Jaime Fe-
nluk@ 941-650-3189
EOE


VPK Family Services Soptial-
.SL.Oversee implementalion
ol Voluntary Pre-K _rogram
Spanish a + Reports, heavy
database maini child eli-
gibility assessment AA/AS
in Bus. &/or Early Chldnd Ed
& 3 yrs related exp pre-
terred or equivi combo of
direct related education,
training &/or direct corlaci
wipublic. Deadline Fri
4/29/05. Fax resumes:
772-4633213 or emidil,
ijonFsrsrcmc neri


VPK Family Services Soecial-
i...Oversee implementation
of oilunlaryPre.K.progiam
Spanish a + Reports, heavy
database maintm child eli-
gibility assessment. AA.AS
in Bus. &'or Early Cnldhd Ed
& 3 yrs related exp. pre-
lerred or equlvi combo of
direcI related education,
training &.or direct Conlarl
w/public Deadline Fri
4/29/05. Fax resumes
772-4633213 or e-mail,
ltones,'isrcmc net

Walpole Inc.
is looking lor
EXPERIENCED
Truck and Trailer
MECHANICS
& HELPERS.
Must have 3 years veri-
fiable experience.
Competitive Pay
w/iExcellent Benefits.
Apply at:
269 NW 9th St.
or Call: 863-763-5593

Wanted: Class A or B CDL
Driver wilh tanker endorse-
ment ior local sod and Land-
scape company Full Time.
EO E/DFWP Call
1772)467-1230.
WAREHOUSE HELP
NEEDED
Walpole Feed
& Supply
Benelis avail. Apply at
2595 NW 8th Slireel




Middle age woman looking
for someone o10 leach her
how to drive an aulc'malic
vehicle 863-801-3163
STARDUST LANES
PT/FT position offered Io
experienced individual to worn.
in diverse/close learn
environment at bowling alley
MusI nave 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


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you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
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Opportunities 305
MoUey Lenders 310
Tat Preparation 315

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Services




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Child Cae Offeerd415
ihstrvution 420'
Services Offered 425
Ihiurance ., 430
Medical Servlces'435



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


MAURO HORSE SHOEING
(954)540-9659
Oklahoma
Graduate
Shoes= $70
Trim = $25


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Antiques : 10
Appliances- 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles .530
Books & Magazineu535
Building Matermala540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rags '550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585.
Cruised .590
Drapes, ULinen &Fbri 595
Fireplace Fixtare-600
Firewood 605
Furniture 6. 10o
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items. 830
Jewelry '635
Lamps/Lights. 640
Luggage. 045
Medical items .650
*Miscellaneoeu 655
Musical Instnments 660
Office Supplie/
Equipment .'' 665
Pets/Suppies/ w
Services '.'.* 670
Photography -_,'675
Plumbing Si.ppla 1 80
Pools & Sujpl.aQ686
Restaurant ,
Equipment 90
Shtelite. ..",. 95..




Toys & o .ml., l' 7
VCRs .. 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR COND.(2)- 20K BTU Re-
verse Cycle, and 5500 BTU,
bolh window unils, $375.
(863)674-0467
CENTRAL AIR & HEAT UNIT-
$350 or best offer.
(863)467-4982 or
(863)763-2632. o


CHEST FREEZER Good condi-
. tion. $50. (863)763-7358
CHEST FREEZER- Small floor
model. $50. (863)946-1481

DRYER- Kenmore, Great
shape Only $75. Guaran-
teed & free delivery.
863-675-8937.
MICRO RANGE COMBO Frigi-
dair, Full size, Excellent con-
dition. $350.
(863)763-3693.
REFRIGERATOR, Commer-
cial, 8x79x32, 3dr, see tiru.
$500 neg You Haul
(863)763-6257/763-0818
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER,
Upright, $100.
(863)635-1794


ISpecial Notice


TYPEWRITER, Pbrtible, Elec-
tric, Intelliwriter Plus by
Sharp Asking $200
(863)35-,-4831
WINDOWS 3. Double parEdd
3'.6' Single riunig $1501
Will 'epar31e
(863'76-3b693



CRIB- Kindercare, w'imttres.;.
S sheel sei. beutilul. rig
white used twice 110i
tirm (8631763-0981.
WALKER, Playpen, crib SiTiill
rocking horse, bouncer pic.
nic IbI, car seal $185 will
sell sep 1863)801.-031



PFALTZGRAFF Brown Orip
Glaze Dishes 107 pieces.
$100 863)635-2983 Leave
Message


WEDDING DRESS, s: 4, Glo-
ria Vanderbill, Satin/Pearls
Long train Genilv worn i
$150863-983-2224 all 6p


COMPUTER E-MACHINE-
366c Tower comiplee all
books & disks 17" mou-or.
$200 1772)461-8822
PAINTING Of Loxahaichee
River by I. Fietcher or Jupiler
'50'S. $200 1772)461-8822



COMPUTER, ancient Tandy.
works, printer no riard drive
$35. (8631675-0550
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 bo- $100
(863)763)-1527.'
COMPUTER SET COMPLETE
E-Machine $175.
(863)467-8797
'Friture 0610-


BEDROOM SET Complete, all
wood, King size, Lighted
Head board. $500.
(863)675-3699.
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
S$300./all. (863)674-0467.
COMPUTER DESK, like new.
$50 or best offer.
t863)697-3945
COUCH, England, Large.
w/matching chair & c :
man. Beige w/blue & mauve
floral. $350 863-357-1560
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


iSpecial Notic


BRAND NEW COMPUTER Bad
Credilt No Probleml You're
approved. Guaranteed. No
Credit Check Checking ac-
count required.
(800)507-4855 Blue Hippo
Funding Call now for free
bonus.
EARN DEGREE riine irom
riome *Bu:ine;s5, "Parale-
gal, *Computers. Job 'Place-
ment Assistance. Computer
& Financial aid I quality
(866)858-2121 www.ide-
watertechonline.com.
*FLIP TOP PHONES (2) Nextel,
1-Dale Earnriarl series
#1710 $115 will sep
(863)674-9986
FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT SYS-
TEM includes standard in-
stallation. 3 MONTHS FREE
50+ Premium Channels.
.Access to over 225 chan-
nels! Limited time offer.
S&H. Restrictions Apply.
(866)500-4056.
ONE CALL STANDS BETWEEN
YOUR BUSINESS and mil-
lions of potential customers.
Place your advertisement in
the FL Classified Advertising
Network. For $450 your ad
will be placed in over 150'
papers Check' uto our 2x2-
and 2x4 display network too!
Call this paper, or Heather
Mola, FL Statewide Network
Director at (866)742-1373,
or e-mail hmo-
la@flpress.com for more in-
formation. (Out of State
placement is also available.)
Visit us online at www.flori-
da-classifieds.com.
QUARTER SLOT MACHINE
$125.(863)763-6342.
The Lowest Prescription Pric-
es LESS THAN CANADA.
Global Medicines, Arizona
Physician owned.
(866)634-0720 www.glo-
balmedicines.net.



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 Excellent condition.
$1000. (863)467-0331
E-m; 91-IM


CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES, 7
wks, CKC, 2-Males $350.
ea. (863)467-7424 or
863-610-1863.
DOG KENNEL- Chain linked.
6'x6'x10' Galvanized metal
roof. $120. (561)996-2126.

GUINEA PIG / RABBIT CAGE,
,Like new w/all accessories,
$30. (863)467-5756


iSpecial Notic


EUREKA ENVIRO Multi steam-
er/cleaner. New, Sacrifice.
Kills germs Easy to use
$135(863)763-8149
VACUUM CLEANER Oreck
Buster porlable With all at-
lachments. $30
(863)467-6548


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

Agriculture
p!T TINW-.


ROUND BALES OFHAY
$20.@.
863-634-9111


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



BUSH HOG MOWER- With
Stump Jumper. $175.
(863)674-0212.
FINISH MOWER, 6 ft,, like
new, used one season,
$ 1 1 0 0 .
(863)675-1914/673-1846
PATIO TABLE, Round, Wright
iron, 4 chairs. $45.
(863)763-7358
RIDING LAWN MOWER,
'Snapper, 8HP, 30" cut, like
new. $400. (239)810-2821.


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



DIVORCE & INCORP $99 Plus
paternity & other family law
forms. Fast, reliable & accu-
rate. Call (888)Speed-44 or
(888-773-3344). Legal Ex-
pedia Inc, 8am-6pm week-
days.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COV-
ERS children, etc. Only one
signature required! *Ex-
cludes govt. fees! Call week-
days (800)462,2000,
ext.600. (8am-7pm) Divorce
Tech. Established 1977.
NEED AN ATTORNEY
ARRESTED?
Criminal Defense,
*State, *Federal, *Felonies,
*Misdemeanors, *DUI,
*License Suspension,
*Parol, *Probation,
*Domestic Violence,
*Drugs "Protect Your Rights"
A-A-A Attorney
Referral Service
800-733-5342
24HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK.
NEED AN ATTORNEY AR-
RESTED? Criminal Defense
*State *Federal *Felonies
*Misdemeanors *DUI *Li-
cense Suspension *Parole
*Probation :*Domestic Vio-
lence *Drugs "Protect Your
Rights"' A-A-A Attorney Re-,
ferral Service
(800)733-5342 24 HOURS
DAYSAWEEK.





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



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




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


Merchandise


M


I
WASHER & DRYER, Both
work. $200 for both, will
sep. (561)629-3781
WASHER, DRYER & 2
STOVES, All for $200 will
Ssep.(863)675-0810



TANNING BED, Sunquest Pro
16S. Good condition. $650.
(863)467-1788
WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL
TODAY! (800)842-1305
www.np.etstan.com.



BOOKS, Assortment from Ro-
mance to Encyclopedia.
10-20 boxes. $100.
(863)635-3439
Is Stress Ruining Your Life?
Read DIANETICS by
Ron L. Hubbard
Call (813)872-0722 or send
$7.99 to Dianetics, 3102 N.
SHabana Ave., Tampa FL
33607.




Steel Arch Buildings! Genuine
SteelMaster(trademark)
Buildings, factory direct at
HUGE Savings! 20x24,
30x60, 35x50. Perfect Gar-
age/Workshop/Barn. Call
(800)341-7007. www.Steel-
MasterUSA.com.
STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals Save $$$. 40 x 60'
to 100 x 200'. Example: 50 x
100 x 12 = $3.60/sq ft.
(800)658-2885 www.rigid-
building.com.



DOORS, folding, vinyl, white,
30x80 & 36E80, goid condi-
tion $20 lo)r boin. will isp-
arate.i863)j76.-19'r
FIBERGLASS STEPS- 5 steps
and landing 2 railings, like
new, $200 neg.
(863)467-0877.
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Marnufi lur-
er. 20 ccilo'rs iri siioc wmin 311
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.

METAL ROOFING- Used,
4500 sq ft. $1,250.
(863)467-5377.
VINYL SIDING D5- 1200 sq.
ft. $600. or best offer.
(863)610-2190.
VINYL'SIDING D5- Gray, ap-
prox. 400 sq.:ft. $300. or
best offer. (863)610-2190. -

Apipm I45


DINING SET w/4 chairs. Pe-
can. $100 (863)357-4532
DRESSER, 4 drawer, brown,
$30. (863)635-1794
HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE -
Recliner, Good cond. $800,.
Will separate.
(863)675-3804.
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
SOFA, Sleeper w/2 glass top
end tables, good condition
,$250. (863)357-1560
TODDLERS BED w/mattress,
headboard and and frame. $130
for all(863)357-4532



EASY GO GOLF CART re-
stored, $2200.
(863)692-2229.
GOLF CART, Electric, 4 Seater
w/box bed. Work or Pleas-
ure. 36 V charger. $1100.
(863)763-5316
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
RUGER MINI 14-, Early Pre
Ban very low serial #, Extra
mags, $599.
(863)763-5110.



HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-46 *-1243

STEPPER BIKE, & Multi Task
Upright weight bench, Must
see. $200. neg.
(863)468-2292.
WEIGHT SET: 150 lbs of wts.
wtiench ihat inclines & de-
clines. Squat rack & Lat.
tower $175i8631357-2829



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.


LAB PUPPIES, Pure Bred,
Shots & wormed. No pa-
pers. $325. Each.
(863)674-0156.
RABBIT OR BIRD CAGES-
several sizes, $60 will sell
separate. (863)635-4690.
Frostproof.
ROTTWEILER PUP-parent$
import from Europe. $650.
(863)763-3910.
TOY CHIHUAHUA PUP male,
black, no papers, $350.
(863)763-2743



SPA. Must Sell. 7 Person De-
luxe. Never Used. Includes
Cover. Will Deliver. Full War-
ranty. Can Finance W.A.C.
Payments Under $100 per
Month. In a Hurry. Call
(800)980-7727.






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.



CB/HAM 1000 watt apm.
New. $385. (863)414-0787.
MAGNAVOX TV with remote.
$80. (863)467-8797
TELEVISION- Curtis Mathis
stereo TV, 27", wood cabi-
net, floor model, $175.
(863)357-8788.
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


AIR COMPRESSOR, 60 gal.;
upright works good, pumps
to 120psi, C/H Drand, $125.
(863)697-9704
JOINTER 7"- with stand, ask-
ing $150. 1863)612-0033.
RADIAL SAW, Craftsman, 9",
Asking $60 or best offer.
Call (863)467-5579.
TABLE SAW- 10", Craftsman,
good condition. $85.
(863)763-7584
TABLE SAW- 1 1/2 HP, 10",
$125. (863)763-6342..


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

I-ussm
!Clanes 032!


Employment
Full Timo :0 2 ]O55


Employment
Full Time 0205








16 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, April 27,2005


Rentals
ei T i RI


rarm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent '945
Roommnate ; 95O
.Rdome to'Rent .955
Stpwrge Space -
Rent 960



COTTAGE, on canal.
2 Bdrm. I Ba. Easy access to
lake, screen porch, carport,
Newly renovated Water &
Lawn Mainlenance Included
No pets $750 mo + dep.
Appomntmerint only
772- 794.24 38/772538-8183
.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.-

The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.



BEAUTIFUL NORTH
CAROLINA. MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUINITAINS OF
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
Homes, Cabins, Acreage S
inveslnmenis. Cherokee
Mounlain Really GMAC Real
Eslale, Murphy www cnero-
keeiountainrealry com Call
ior Free Brochure
(800),41-5868



OKEECHOEE- Private BR. BA.
full hse privileges, until incid,
phone out no long disi
$500,mo 1863)357-1426



A Gallinburg Hot-tub Cabin -
Secluded' Sunbalhe, soak in
your heart-shaped Jacuzzi
Midweek 5-nighl special
Irom $395 Weddings Irom
$199. Reunion oo ge,
$595/nigra (800)726-0989
www goiabins com.


Real Estate
klifiTiTI


mntligP rruperty I uau
Investm4nti
Property -Sale 1035
Land SalO 1040
Lots.-Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1050
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



OKEECHOBEE 5 ACRES
Lot in town, off Eagle Bay Dr.
Interest parties Call
(207)288-3510 or
Cell 1561)301-1343
OKEECHOBEE 9.61 acre NW
144th trail. $170,000. Placid
Lake WaterFront lot
$79,900. KB Realty Service
LLC (863)(34-2362.



BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. MUST SEE THE BEAUTI-
FUL PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS
'OF WESTERN NC MOUN-
-AINS Homes, Cabins,,
Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee- Mountain Realty
G'MAC Real Estate, Murphy
Www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty cmrn Call lor Free Bro-
Chute (800)841.5868
COASTAL GEORGIA- Water
access mrarsrironl home-
sites. Gated community,
lenrnis, golf, kayaking & ca-
noeing. Preconstruciion dis-
counts. limited
lime From mid-70'l
(877)266-7376 www coop.
erspoirt corn
FORECLOSED GOVT HOMES
$0 or Low down! Tax repos
and bankrupicies No Credit
O K. $0 to low'lown For
listings (8001501-1777 e..l.
1299
GOLF VIEW BARGAIN! $198,'
mo Nicely wooded home-
site in upscale goll commu-
niay close ir In e Carolina
mriunldins between Asnvlile.
NC and Greenville. SC. A
sanctioned Golf Digest
Teaching Facility, Call toll-
tree 1866)334-3253 863
www.cnerokeevalleysc corn
Pice- $49,900, 10%" down
bal lin 12 mo @ 4 49%"
i,.ed. one yr balloon, OAC
MIGHTY TENNESSEE River-
view "Bluff" Home. Norlh
Alabama. $254 000. Lake
Guntersville 69,100 Acre
Lake "Walerroni' Home.
Place lur Boariouse North
Alabama $325 000. DeDDie
Malhis Realry
18881574.2525.


Mobile Homes


LAKEFRONT BARGAINS Start-
ing at $89,900. Gorgeous
lakefront parcels. Gently
sloping, pristine shoreline,
spectacular views. Across
from national forest on
35,000 acre recreational
lake in East Tenn. Paved
roads, underground utilities,
central water, sewer, Excel-
lent financing. Call now
S800)704-3145 ext 617,
unset Bay, LLC.
"MAKE THIS SUMMER THE
BEST" E Tennessee's Norris
Lake & Golf properties make
every year special. Starting
at only $24,900- Call Lake-
side Realtyl (423)626-5820
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
NC MOUNTAINS- Panoramic
views and mountain streams
in high elevation between
Boone and Asheville. Tracts
range 1-5 acres with access
and utilities from $49,900.
(800)455-1981, x.148.
Prime Texas Hill Country
25-30 ACRE RANCH PROP-
ERTIES. Huge oaks, views-
gre,at horse property.
Amenities include guest
houses, pool, tennis court,
barn, riding'arena, more. Ex-
cellent location near Austin
& San Antonio. From $219k.
Tremendous opp'ty, call now
(866)937-2624, x113.
SO. GA. COASTAL PROPERTY
3+ AC of Deepwater Ocean
Access from $345/ mo!
Ready to build in-gated com-
munity w/ many amenities..
Near St. Simon's anri Jar.-
sonville. Call nowli
(877)426-2326. ext 895
Monirily payments of
$344.57 based on $79,900
w/10, ijown Inleresi- cinly
pmnt. w,5 75%. li.ed rate lor
2 yri. Converts to a. 15- yr.
variable loan Rate6 subiecti
to crnange w'ou notice. Void
wriere prohibited
VIEWS VIEWS VIEWS Hele-
na Montana 4 7 Acres
$,79,990 Ride oul your
backdoor to millions ol
acres ol national forest'
Awesome lake mountain
views close lo Canyon Ferry
Lake. minutes to Helena
Soils tested. utilities, ready
to build on Call owri r
(406)581-2125



Cash for your property
Any Confliion las closing
Jacobson Auction
.1800-466-1930 .
www.jacobsonauction.com
ABl11 AU237


SEEKING 30-200 +'- acres of
wooded/pasture land Not a
Realor/iOeveloiper.
1772)460-1539.



MOBILE WORKSHOP
14 x 52, zoned lor workshop
in Glades Co wired 220
11 500 neg (352),154-8514


Mobile Homes Bale 2020



RIM CANAL, 1BR Travel Trail-
ers. Very clean/nice yard
$450 & $475. mo. $300.
Sec. 824-8718 / 697-0214.
TREASURE ISLAND, 2 BR, 1
BA on ihe waler furnished.
Non sm' env $950 mo +
sec. &ref. 772-285-5856



LAKE OKEECHOBEE
Fishermnens Dream.
Lot# 96 Bucknead Ridge
Marina 30' Park Model.
FIRoom. storage, shed.
dock, deck & patio
Fumisned. $29.500.
$350. Lot Lease
217-429-1426.
SKYLINE '96, Brookstone,
3/2, 24x44, 1056 sq. ft. Ex-
cellent cond. $28,000 neg.
(561)308-6810,
Stuart, Park model 12'x40',
prep for FL/Rm. Fridge, mi-
cro-stove. furn. It oak, 3/4
3ywlr 4700 772-229-2811

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVe 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035


BAYLINER, '99, 16 fl. 75hp
galvanized Irailer. good con.
dilicn $2500 neg.
18631634-9771
BOATS (2) 1 12' fiberglass
w.trlr 15 HP Evinfude. 1 15'
walithru w/trlr. no motor.
$500(863)674-1105
EVINRUDE- 25HP. Electric
start like new cond. $1295
(863)635-3465
MERCURY '01, 25 HP electric
siart. 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perteci cond $2000
(863)697-1645"
MON-ARK 17 Ft. w/ 90 hp en-
gine includes trailer 8 cano-
py lo cover boat $1200 or
besi oHer (863)675-6738
PONTOON BOAT, Not pretty,
but good. 40 hp Force
$1400 (863)697-2623
VHULL Aluminum, 12', wn
Iisr linder 18hp Johnson
mrnoor. Wain live well Trail-
er $985 Neg.
(863)414-0787.


COLEMAN POP-UP 1996,
sleeps 6, A/C, porta pottl, &
much morel $2300/neg,
(863)697-2411.
FLEETWOOD '99, 21', Hybrid,
A/C, Bunk beds, sleeps 7,
Good Cond Asking $8500
(863)467-2773,
DUTCHMAN, 26', Great fixer
upper. Villa RV Park on 441
SE Screen Rm. & A/C.
$4000 863-357-2633



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


Automobiles



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



CADILLAC BROUGHAM '83, 4
dr, 75% restored. 50 K, Cold
AiC Paris less than 4 yrs.
old $2000 863-517-0386
DODGE INTREPID 97, Sport,
A/C, P/'W, Runs good.
$1200 (863)824-6781
DODGE NEON 98. Runs good
4. door $1 800
1863)697-2622.
HONDA ACCORD 84, Run,
good, well maintained. 105K.
org. mls 1 owner, 41000
(8631467-9950
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 |8630805-8786.
NISSAN 300ZX 1987, Runs
fast. Needs work. $450 firm.
(863)612-0900
NISSAN MAXIMA 1995, Good
c o n d I I I 'o n
$3500 863-675-3776
OLDS DELTA 88. '86- runs
good. $500 or best otter,
(863)801-1124.
OLDSMOBILE 98 Regency
Elite 1996, Fully loaded. Ex-
nra clean Brakes need woti,
$1200 8631675-7306
PONTIAC 6000- 88, All pow-
er, A/C. Low mileage Clean
$995 Firm. 1863)763-5154.


PONTIAC BONNIVILLE- '92,
A/C; Clean, $1395. Firm.
(863)763-5154.
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 PRIVIA, '93- runs
good, needs TLC, $1000 or
best offer. (863)612-0258.
TOYOTA TERCEL '89, $200.
or best offer.
(863)675-1038,


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 $1 000.
8.6 3 ) 6 3 4 1 077
00-966-3511 ext. 173



Ford Bronco, 1984. 4-4 lied
w,'uper swampers 1600 or
teisi onrier j8e,3.824.8748
arier 6pm
FORD BRONCO, '87 4.4,
5 811. bidy in good 3hape,
runs bul needs wonr, 2500
l863t63--4338


CLUB CAR, 97- E ,c cond.,
good oat.charger $.1599.
(863)697. 1350., '763-206 hi..
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electrdc
SBuy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878


BEDLINER- for Ford PU, 6' x
4'5". $75 W863i763-3451
CAR DOLLY, like new, used
Very litlle, new painI new
$ $1.150, asking $925 or btesi
otIer. (863)697-9704
CHEVY S10 TRUCK BED- for
'94-'00, asking $300 or best
oDIer 1863)675-8155
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
or Kawasaki Mule. $900.
(863)692'2229.
FORD '66, 352 Big BluocK
Runs good. does not
nork,'smoke 1.700 tjNe or
trade. (863)441-4534
FORD F1.50 1998- 3 door,
Sparks truck $700 for ail, will
sep (863i467-9772
FORD F150, 86. 4,4 par Ii.
lie 3" body 11 paris or
wiole $700
(863)441-4534
OLDS TORNADO 1988 En-
gine runs, Iran arias prob-
erri Greadl for paris $200 or
best otter 1863i)1.7-0987


OLDSMOBILE TORNADO '86,
Reverse, No forward. $200
or best offer.
863-467-0987
RIMS- 17" (4), with tires,
asking $900.
(239)324-2891.
TIRES, 4, Michellen, P225-60
R16. Tubeless. $25 for all 4.
(863)357-0371


CHEVY 350 auto Flat
bed/Utility. Runs good. 1400
or best offer.
863-697-6812.
DODGE PU, 84- straight 6 cyl,
4 on the floor, short bed
w/topper, $600
(863)467-6805.
FORD F150 1998, 4X4, Ext.
Cab. $8500. 863-675-3776
FORD F150 '91, 4x4, Runs
good 70K original miles.
$3000. 863-634-0379.
NISSAN 4X4, '91- 99K nelies,
King Cab, runs great, $2500.
(863)675-3834..
NISSAN SENTRA GXE '95,
4dr, 4 cyl, auto, excellent
condition. Gas saver.
$2000. (772)461-2629.


KIA SPORTAGE, '01 low
miles, 4.1 luily 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 1ii licirih
alarms, A-1 cond. :2000
P863li35t.t40

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NOTICE OF MEETING OFTHE
COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
The Board of Supervisors for Coquina
Water Control District will hold a meet- -" '
Ing on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at
9:00 A.M. In the Administration Annex
Building, Okeechobee County Exten-
sion Office, Small Conference Room,
458 Highway 98 N., Okeechobee, FL.
A copy of the proposed agenda may
be obtained upon request from the un-
dersigned. If any person decides to
appeal any decision by the Board with .
respect to any matter considered at
such meeting; that person will need a
record of the proceedings and for 2
such purposes that person may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings, which includes the testi- .....
mony and evidence upon which the o ,X
appeal Is to be based, is made. Any
person wishing to speak at the meet-
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to attend.
Danny Faircotis the time spent reading
Superintendent with your child from
17429 NW 242nd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972 birth to age nine.
863)763-4601 or (863)634-3166
0942 ON 4/27:5/1/05
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FACILITIES MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT
UTILITY SHED PURCHASE
Bid No. 2005- 03
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
Notice is hereby given that Okeechobee County Florida, hereby request sealed bids to
provide the following:
SCOPE:
Provide and Install one (1) utility shed, approximately 14' x 28' Inaccordance
with the applicable building codes.
SPECIFICATIONS:
Rectangular design approximately 14' x 28'
9' wide roll up door. 3' wide entry door.
Insulation for walls and roof.
Two (2) 36" windows Installed.
Vinyl Siding installed on the exterior walls.
25 year shingle roofing.
Primed and painted Interior walls and floor.
Provide 2 sets of Florida certified drawings with raised seals, Including
Installation design.
All applicable permits required.
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