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Okeechobee News

Vol. 96 No. 118

Thursday, April 28, 2005

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Habitat for Humanity: Makes dreams come true

Vero defeats
Brahmans, 5-0
Senior night in every sport is
always an emotional time for
graduating players and their
families. Tuesday night was no
exception at Brahman Field as
Okeechobee High School hon-
ored its senior baseball players
prior to the Brahman game
with the Vero Beach Indians.
What made this night even
more emotional was that
Heriberto (Berto) Rojas, Jr.
made his first appearance at
Brahman Field since being
involved in a Feb. 11 auto acci-
dent that took the lives of two
of his friends and seriously
injured four others, including
Sports, Page 8
Soldier wins
fishing trip
Twenty-one-year-old SRA
Michael Stevens was still serv-
ing in Iraq with the U.S. Air
Force when his mother Sally
Jessel of Louisville, Ky., read
about the second annual Take
a Soldier Fishing contest that
was advertised on a military
internet site.
The winner of the contest
would receive a weekend fish-
ing trip to Okeechobee withthe
hotel, meals and fishing tackle
included. She decided to enter
Michael in the contest.
Sports, Page8

Drought Index
Current: 301
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.85 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
14.03 feet
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

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On April 9 the First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee had a work day for Habi-
tat for Humanity of Okeechobee County, Inc. Members and friends of the church
worked all day on the first Habitat house in Okeechobee that will be home to a single
mother of three.

Habitat house is taking shape

By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
The first Habitat for
Humanity house in Okee-
chobee is beginning to take
Located in the Basswood
subdivision on 34th Avenue,
this will be the first home Lisa
Clifford has owned.
Ms. Clifford will share this
home with her three children
and mother.
According to Paul Ritter,
president of Habitat for
Humanity of Okeechobee
County, Inc., the four-bed-
room and two-bath house is
30 percent complete.
This is an exciting time for

Ms. Clifford and, her family as
they not only watch, but help
in building their home.
Mr. Ritter said the home-
owner is required by Habitat
to put in 400 hours of."sweat
There will be a no interest
mortgage payment Ms. Clif-
fordl will make monthly to
Habitat. That money will go
toward funding the next Habi-
tat house in Okeechobee,
explained Mr. Ritter.
Many people in the com-
munity are also helping Ms.
Clifford's dream of owning a
home come true by lending a
Members of the United
Methodist Men of the First

United Methodist Church of
Okeechobee donated their
time on April 9. There were
over 40 workers present, and
35 of those were members
and friends of the church.
The United Methodist Men
were able to erect the exterior
walls and rafters, while the
teenagers and Pastor Jim Daw-
son helped Lonnie Kirsch
clear out weeds and trim trees
in the back of the property.
Another "Big Build Day" is
planned for May 14.
Churches, fraternal organi-
zations, clubs and individuals
interested in hosting a work
day can call Mr. Ritter at (863)

Third graders

improve on

FCAT scores

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Results of recently released
FCAT scores show that Okee-
chobee third graders are doing
slightly better in reading and a lit-
tle better in math as compared to
last year's third graders.
While math scores are of
interest to educators, third
graders must pass a reading test
in order to be advanced to the
fourth grade. If they do not do
well enough on the FCAT, there
is another standardized test that
third graders take at the same
line they take FCAT.
The results of that test have
not yet been received If they fail
to score high enough on either

test, they can go to summer
school and take another test at
the end of summer school.
There is one more way to
pass the portfolio method -
but the school system does not
encourage it. If there is clear doc-
umented evidence that the child
can read better than the tests
indicate, then that method can
be used.
As far as reading scores, three
of Okeechobee's five elementary
schools scored higher than last
year while four of the six schools
scored higher in math than last
District wide, 564 third
graders were tested this year. Of
See FCAT -Page 2

Zoning request

is tabled due to

traffic concerns

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Most of the items brought
before the Okeechobee County
Planning Board/Board of
Adjustments and Appeals at
their Tuesday night meeting
passed with little or no discus-
The only controversial mat-
ter was the request from Fra-
Mar Enterprises for a change in

zoning from agriculture to resi-
dential general. The property is
on the west side of N.E. 40th
Avenue, north of S.R. 70 E. and
across S.R. 70 from the Okee-
chobee County Agri-civic Cen-
The owners have stated that
they want to build town homes
on the property
Several area residents
See Zoning Page 2

Teenage pregnancy was

focal point of CCC meeting

By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
SThe only sure way to prevent
pregnancy is abstinence, said a
representative of the Pregnancy
Resource Center at Tuesday's
meeting of the Community Col-
laborative Council (CCC).
Patty Maupin, RN, from the
Okeechobee County Health
Department, was a guest speak-
er at Tuesday's CCC meeting. Ms.
Maupin, along with Melinda
Belleville from the Pregnancy
Resource Center, told those in
attendance of the services
offered by their respective agen-
Ms. Maupin, who is the super-
visor of school health in Okee-
chobee County, expressed con-
cerns for the high rate of teen
pregnancy locally. However, she
added, effective measures are
being taken to educate and sup-
port teens to make informed
decisions about safe sex, with an

extreme emphasis on absti-
Ms. Belleville, whose private-
ly-funded agency also stresses
abstinence as the only 100 per-
cent effective birth control
method, detailed the free servic-
es available to local residents.
Those services include family
planning counseling, free coun-
seling for teens, referrals for
medical attention and life skills, a
wide variety of birth control
methods available and educa-
tion for teens in Okeechobee
County on prevention of teen
She went on to say that the
resource center challenges teens
to be positive, which empowers
them to feel confident in their
decision to remain abstinent.
In other business, Sharon
Vinson, of the Shared Services
Network, announced:
Back-to-School Supply
Drive for foster care program is
now accepting donations

through the Shared Services Net-
Hibiscus House is in need
of donations of suitcases for chil-
dren in foster care.
S* Election of a new commit-
tee chair and committee chair
elect will take place at the next
Community Collaborative Coun-
cil meeting. Andy Jerant's term
as chairperson will end next
month. Also, Leslie Spurlock, the
former chairperson-elect, was
reassigned to the Indian River
County Healthy Start program.
A five-year plan summary
required by Florida State Statutes
on Local Child Abuse Prevention
was revealed. It detailed risk fac-
tors for child abuse and goals of
Hibiscus House Children's Cen-
Local youth group leaders
are invited to contact the Shared
Services Network regarding
reduced rates for their group
See Meeting Page 2

Staff photo/D. Hamilton
Melinda Belleville (left), of the Pregnancy Resource Center,
and Okeechobee County Health Department nurse Patty
Maupin (right), RN, spoke Tuesday at the Community Collabo-
rative Council (CCC) meeting.

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Tax rebate
deadline nears
Appraiser's Office, 307 N.W. Fifth
Ave., has applications available for
the 2004 sales tax rebate of up to
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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Board makes recommendations to city council
By Maria Chandler from multi-family to commercial later date. Land Planning Agency made to brother Jim Kasten are proposing
Okeechobee News at 304 and 306 S.W Third Ave. A recommendation was also the city council was to change the to build 12 townhouses overlook-
Rita Tedders owns the Hair made that the city council change land use designation from single- ing Taylor Creek.
The City of Okeechobee Land Shanty at 306 S.W. Third Ave. Since the land use designation from sin- family to multi-family on the prop- Each two-story townhouse will
Planning Agency voted Tuesday 1985 her zoning has been heavy gle family to multi-family on the erty located along the 100 and 200 be sold as residential homes and
recommending the city council commercial. She submitted the property at the corner of North- blocks ofS.E. EighthAve. not rented.
consider changing the land use zoning change because she would west 11th Street and, Third Judy Kasten who represented Those involved in the project
designation to several properties, like the city maps to be consistent. Avenue. The property owner, the property owner, A. Barton envision the units being 1,200
The Land Planning Agency rec- Leland Dyals owns the survey Roland Mossel is proposing to Cook and applicant, AZBLUE, LLC square feet each, with two bed-
ommended the city council office at 304S.W. Third Ave. and build a triplex, addressed the board, rooms, two baths and a single car
change the land use designation will submit a zoning change at a The last recommendation the Ms. Kasten said her and her garage.

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members to Water Mania in
Kissimmee. Call Sharon Vinson at
(863)462-5000, ext. 257, for infor-
mation on tickets.
Pat Hickman, of the Early
Learning Coalition, announced a

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that number, 75.5 percent scored
satisfactorily in reading. Last year,
75.1 percent of the 514 third
graders tested scored satisfactorily
in reading.
Math scores across the district
were 5.3 percent higher than last
year's. Of the 564 third graders test-
ed district wide this year 85.5 per-
cent scored satisfactorily. Last year,
80.2 percent of the 514 students
tested scored satisfactorily.
Looking at individual schools,
Everglades Elementary School
made the most improvement in
reading scoring 8.3 percent bet-
ter than last year. Of the 104 stu-
dents tested this year, 68.3 scored
satisfactorily. Last year 95 students
were tested and 60 percent scored
SCentral Elementary School
came in second in reading with a
__ b 5.7 percent improvement. This
year 116 students at Central were
tested in reading. Of that number,
82.8 percent scored satisfactorily.
Last year, 76.5 percent of the 102

local crisis in infant daycare a
shortage in daycare providers. A
program to seek stay-at-home
moms and educate them in home
daycare businesses is under way.
Interested parties should contact
Pat Hickman at (863) 462-5350 for
Registration for the Okee-
chobee Library summer program
for first through fifth graders

students tested scored satisfactori-
North Elementary School
scored 2 percent better than last
year. Of the 135 students tested this
year, 85.2 scored satisfactorily. Last
year, 83.2 percent of the 125 stu-
dents tested scored satisfactorily.
Seminole Elementary School
did not fare as well as last year in
reading. This year, 65.3 percent of
the 121 students tested scored sat-
isfactorily. Last year, 111 students
were tested. Of that number, 73.9
percent scored satisfactorily.
South dropped also in reading.
The school tested 88 students this
year. Of that number, 73.9 percent
scored satisfactorily. Last year, 81
students were tested. Of that num-
ber, 80.2 percent scored satisfacto-
Turning to math, Everglades
was the top school and made sig-
nificant improvement over last
-year. At Everglades, 85.6 percent of
the 104 students tested scored sat-
isfactorily. Last year, 67.4 percent of
the 95 students tested scored satis-
Central also showed improve-
ment in math. Of the 116 students
tested in math at Central this year,

begins May 16 at the library, 206
S.W 16th St. The program is six
weeks long and spaces are limited.
Please call the library at (863)763-
The next meeting of the Com-
munity Collaborative Council will
be May 24 at 10 a.m. in the board-
room of the Okeechobee County
School Board Office, 700 S.W Sec-
ond Ave.

93.1 scored satisfactorily. Last year,
85.3 percent of the 102 students
tested satisfactorily.
North and Seminole did slightly
better in math while South
dropped slightly.
At North, 92.6 percent of the
135 students tested in math this
year scored satisfactorily. Last year,
125 students were tested and 91.2
percent tested satisfactorily.
Seminole tested 121 students in
math this year. Of that number,
70.2 scored satisfactorily. Last year,
111 students were tested and 68.5
scored satisfactorily.
Of the 88 students tested in
math at South this year, 85.2 per-
cent scored satisfactorily. Last year,
87.7 percent of the 81 students test-
ed scored satisfactorily.
Assistant Superintendent of
Schools Lee Dixon stated that it is
too early to determine the reasons
for higher and lower scores. He
said principals and teachers from
the different schools would be talk-
ing among themselves to see what
has worked the best.
School. grades, which deter-
mine extra funding, are not expect-
ed until sometime in June.

Community News

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

Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save lives. You can
help the American Red Cross reach people in your community with
lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated External Defib-
rillation, 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 church will 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 Myra White at (863) 357-2975.

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-

Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott Ave.,
is open again. It is located in the back parking lot of the church. The
temporary gray box is stocked and ready for anyone who needs food.
All you need is an I.D. The hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon.

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expressed concern about the
increased traffic the proposed
multihousing units would create.
They noted the traffic already cre-
ated by the adjacent South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD) field office. They also
S voiced concern that the multifam-
ily housing units proposed would
not be compatible with the neigh-
After some discussion, the
S board voted to table the matter
until the next meeting to find out
more about the traffic problem.

The board conducted a public
hearing on proposed amend-
ments to the land development
regulations. Among other things,

the. proposed amendments
would create several new land
use categories There would be
two conservation categories, a
resort corridor category and a
rural estate.
The proposed changes would
also provide for a planned devel-
opment zoning district.
Permitted uses in some zoning
districts would be changed under
the amendments. The board will
hold at least one more public
hearing on the proposed amend-
In other action, the board:
granted permission to Cas-
sandra Simmons to install a used
dwelling unit in an agricultural
zoning district at 30004 N.E. 69th
granted Ronald Schmidt's
application for a special excep-
tion to allow for a workshop in a

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heavy commercial zoning district
on U. S. 441 N., diagonally across
from the high school;
recommended a change in
zoning from agriculture to resi-
dential single family for property
at 327 S.W. 12th Avenue request-
ed by Adrian and Rose Rogers;
recommended Ralph Wayne
and Cathy Pelham be granted
their request for a change in zon-
ing from heavy commercial to
residential general for property at
4333 U.S. 441 S.E.;
recommended the commis-
sioners grant Jesse and Denise
Jagoda's request for a change in
zoning from residential mobile
home to residential general for
property at 6258 U. S. 441 S.E.;
recommended a change in
zoning from commercial to resi-
dential general for property at
1951 U.S. 441 S.E.;
granted preliminary plat
approval to Peter and Krystyna
Biskup for the proposed three lot
Palm Acre Estates subdivision
located on the west side of U.S. 98
north of N.W. 30th Terrace;
granted William E. Scrog-
gins' request for preliminary plat
approval for the proposed five-lot
Otter Creek Ranches subdivision
at the intersection of N.W 32nd
Avenue and N.W. 160th Street;
granted preliminary plat
approval to Sherman Wood
Ranches Development Company
for a proposed 48-lot Sherman
Woods Ranches subdivision on
S.R. 710, about four miles east of
the intersection of S.R. 710 and
S.R. 70 E.;
A second pubic hearing will be
held before the Okeechobee
County Board of County Commis-
sioners at 9 am. on May 10 for
those zoning changes recom-
mended by the planning board.

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against regulatory delays if it builds
new nuclear power plants. And he
endorsed giving federal regulators
final say over the location of lique-
fied natural gas (LNG) import ter-
minals. LNG terminal projects have
been stymied in some regions by
local opposition, even though the
need for more LNG imports has
been widely accepted.
As he did last week, he called on
Congress to give him an energy bill
by this summer.
Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M.,
who is trying to put together an
energy package that can pass the
Senate, said he welcomed some of
the president's proposals. He is
"making it clear that energy
remains a top priority of this presi-
dent," said Domenici in a state-
Bush's support for giving the

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Disaster Recovery Act

introduced by officials

WASHINGTON Congressman
Mark Foley (FL-16) and Senator Mel
Martinez (R-FL) today introduced
the Disaster Recovery Act of 2005 to
make changes to the disaster recov-
ery efforts of the Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency
(FEMA). The bill was a direct result
of the experiences of millions of
Floridians as they rebuild in the
wake of the nation's most costly
series of storms that hit the state last
"After four hurricanes, Floridians
have overcome many obstacles -
bureaucracy shouldn't be another,"
said Foley, whose district suffered
direct hits from three hurricanes in
2004. "This legislation reflects
many of the lessons we learned last
summer and will offer solutions to
the problems we saw arise in the
months since disaster struck."
"Too many of Florida's residents
and communities are still waiting
eight months later to receive reim-
bursement from FEMA for debris
clean up and expenses," said Mar-
tinez. "And we have too many Flori-

da residents that are living in tem-
porary shelters and communities
on the verge of bankruptcy because
of debt incurred in order to remove
tons of debris from their streets and
homes. We must do better than
The Disaster Recovery Act has
three major components:
Requires FEMA to pay locali-
ties up to 50 percent of eligible Pub-
lic Assistance (PA) monies no later
than 60 days after an eligible claim
is filed;
Requires FEMA to reimburse
localities for the clearing and
removal of debris on all emergency
access roads (those that require
access by emergency personnel
during natural disasters);
Makes debris removal from
private lands an eligible claim for
federal assistance.
Eight months after the first hurri-
cane hit, Florida still has residents
who are living in temporary shel-
ters; tons of debris are still piled in
the streets and on private property;
and some counties are on the verge

of bankruptcy because they have
not been reimbursed for allowable
expenses under federal law.
The legislation introduced by
Foley and Martinez will address
many of these ills and has garnered
support from those states hit by
hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan
and Jeanne.
"FEMA did a remarkable job
both before and immediately after
the storms," said Foley. "Moving
forward without improving on the
problems we found last summer
would be a lost opportunity. Hurri-
cane season is around the corner
and if we don't get this cleaned up
now, we leave the problems for the
next victims to suffer for."
"We've learned a lot in Florida
this past year that can help improve
the way we react tb natural disas-
ters in the United States," said Mar-
tinez. The Disaster Recovery Act is a
common sense reform and
improvement and will help our
nation responds to those in need
during times of trouble."

Budding young scientists




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Staff photos/Pete Gawda
Shelby Bates, a fifth grader at Everglades Elementary School, displays her science fair
project. From her project she learned that plants grow toward the light because that's
where they get nutrients.

Law Enforcement Activity Log

City Police
oner in custody, S.W. 11 th Ave.
Traffic accident, S.W. Second
Criminal mischief, S.W. Fifth
Traffic accident, N.W. Sixth Ave.
Alarm, N.W. 1 th Ave.
Lost/found property, N.W Park.
Civil matter, N. Parrott Ave.
Escort, S.W Sixth St.
Illegal trash dumping.
Disabled vehicle, S.E. Third
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Disturbance, S.W. 10th Ave.

April 26
Unwanted guest. N.W Park St.
Traffic accident, S.W Ninth
Unwanted guest, Industrial
Specific information, S.E. Sec-
ond Ave.
Attempt to contact, N.E. Fourth
Child/elderly abuse.
Information, S.R.70 E.
Building check, S.E. Eighth Ave.
Traffic accident, N.W. Ninth
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
N.W. Ninth Ave.
Suspicious person/vehicle, S.E.
Sixth St.
Alarm, S. Parrott Ave.
Man down/sick person, S.W
Park St.

Alarm, S.W Park St.
Disturbance, N.W. 12th St.

Sheriff's Office
April 26
Gang activity, N.W 37th Ave.
Gang activity, N.W. 32nd St.
Gang activity, N.W 32nd St.
Disturbance, N.E. 11th Lane.
Burglary, N.E. 24th Ave.
Traffic accident, U.S. 98 N.
Assault, U.S. 441 N.
Domestic/verbal, N.W 24th
Trespass, S.E. 38th Ave.
Burglary, S.E. 38th Ave.
Assault, N.E. 168th St.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
S.E. 28th St.
SAssist another agency, Buck-
head Ridge.
Fight, U.S. 441 S.E.

Kathy Reuter's second grade class at Everglades Elementary School put a lot of time and
effort into their science fair projects.

Arrest Log

The following individuals were
arrested on felony or Driving Under
the'Influence (DUI) charges by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), Okeechobee City
Police Department (OCPD) or the
Florida Highway Patrol (FHP).
Elizabeth Murdorf, 38, of Linda
Road in Buckhead Ridge was
arrested on April 21 and charged
with driving while license suspend-
ed with knowledge and grand
theft. Bond was set at $3,000.
Frankie Neal, 39, of N.E. 15th
Ave. in Okeechobee was arrested
on April 21 and charged with sale
of cocaine and possession with
intent to sell cocaine. Neal was
arrested on Okeechobee County
Marion Wimberly, 45, of N.E.
14th Ave. in Okeechobee was
arrested on April 21 and charged
with sale of cocaine. Bond was set
at $25,000.
David Shwan Geary, 24, of
N.W. 46th Ave. in Okeechobee was
arrested on April 21 and charged
with failure to appear burglary of
a dwelling, failure to appear -
grand theft and failure to appear -
possession of drug paraphernalia.
Geary was arrested on an Okee-
chobee County warrant. No bond
was Set.
Marion Wimberly, 45, of N.E.
14th Ave. in Okeechobee was
arrested on April 21 and charged
with two counts of possession of
cocaine with intent to sell, posses-
sion with intent to sell cocaine and
two counts of sale of cocaine.
Amanda Williams, 24, of N.E.
13th Ave. in Okeechobee was
arrested on April 21 and charged
with possession of cocaine with
intent to sell, possession with
intent to sell cocaine and two

counts of sale of cocaine. Williams
was arrested on Okeechobee
Amy Elizabeth Cates, 37, of
Punta Gorda was arrested on April
24 and charged with violation of
probation count 1 possession of
cocaine and violation of probation
count 2 tampering with physical
evidence. No bond was set.
Tylea Lynn Norman, 32, of S.E.
Third Terr. in Okeechobee was
arrested on April 21 and charged
with violation of probation utter-
ing a forged instrument. Norman
was arrested on an Okeechobee
Countywarrant. No bond was set.
Corey Connor, 30, of N.E. Sec-
ond St. in Okeechobee was arrest-
ed on April 21. and charged with
sale of cocaine and possession of
cocaine with intent to sell. Bond
was set at $100,000.
Leon Dennard Jessie, 26, of
N.E. 14th Ave. in Okeechobee was
arrested on April 21 and charged
with sale of cocaine and posses-
sion of cocaine with intent to sell.
Bond was set at $100,000.
Vinson Gonzales, 33, of Fort
Pierce was arrested on April 21 and
charged with violation of commu-
nity control original charge aggra-
vated stalking credible threats.
Willie Lewis, 19, of N.E. 13th
Ave. in Okeechobee was arrested
on April 21 and charged with sale
of cocaine and possession with
intent to sell cocaine. Lewis was
arrested on Okeechobee County
warrants. Bond was set at $50,000.
* Albert Lee Rosier, 30, of N.E.
15th Ave. in Okeechobee was
arrested on April 21 and charged
with sale of cocaine in lieu of a con-
trolled substance. Rosier was
arrested on an Okeechobee Coun-
ty warrant. Bond was set at

Herbert Bennifield, 44, of N.E.
18th Terr. in Okeechobee was
arrested on April 21 and charged
with possession of cocaine with
intent to sell, possession of drug
paraphernalia and sale of cocaine.
Richard Alton Peacock, 22, of
N.E. 55th Ave. in Okeechobee was
arrested on April 22 and charged
with grand theft (over $300 less
than $5,000). Bond was set at
Brian Geary Sr., 44, of Lorida
was arrested on April 21 .and
charged with resisting arrest with-
out violence, possession of a con-
trolled substance and violation of
probation of probation battery.
Alfred King, 47, of N.W 46th
Ave. was arrested on April 22 and
charged with aggravated stalking,
false imprisonment and burglary of
a conveyance.
Eduardo Romero, 19, of Lake
Placid was arrested on April 24 and
charged with possession of
cocaine. Bond was set at $2,500.
Jacqueline Smith, 38, was
arrested on April 22 and charged
with violation of probation pos-
session of cocaine with intent to
sell and violation of probation -
possession cocaine with intent to
sell. No bond was set.
Robert Pete Kelly, 45, of Moore
Haven was arrested on April 24
and charged with burglary of a
conveyance and theft. Bond was
set at $10,000.
Shelly Ann Thompson, 34, of
S.E. 34th Ave. was arrested on April
25 and charged with violation of
probation burglary. Thompson
was arrested on an Okeechobee
County warrant. No bond was set.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges dropped against them is
welcome to inform the newspaper.
The information will be confirmed
and printed.

These Everglades Elementary School second graders, (left to right) Jessica Maya,
Javian Diaz and Emily Coffey, worked together on a science fair project to determine
which color of M & Ms is predominant. After using the scientific method to analyze the
problem and compute the answer they enjoyed eating their project.


Henry Richard
Henry Richard Shaudys, age
71, of Okeechobee, died Mon-
day, April 25, 2005, at his resi-
dence. He was born May 24,
1933 in Trenton, N.J. Mr.
Shaudys had been a resident of
Okeechobee for 11 years. He
served in the U.S. Army and was
a member of the VFW, Elks
Lodge, Moose Lodge and Eagles.
Survivors include: his beloved
wife of nine years, Helena
Shaudys of Okeechobee; two
sons; three daughters; and,
numerous grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
conducted at the VFW Post
10539, 3912 Hwy 441 S.E. on
Sunday, May 1, at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorial
contributions may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O.

Box 1548, Okeechobee, Fla.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-

Julia Nannie Thomas
Julia Nannie Thomas, age 91,
of Okeechobee, died Tuesday,
April 26, 2005, at Raulerson Hos-
pital. She was born on Feb. 28,
1914, in Adel, Ga. Mrs. Thomas
had been a resident of Okee-
chobee since 1942. She was a
homemaker and member of the
Church of God.
She was preceded in death
by: her husband, Horace Fred
Thomas; daughter, Delores
Marie Thomas; son-in-law,
Audrey Cassels; and, an infant
Survivors include: her chil-
dren, Virginia Cassels, Gordon

(Lynn) Thomas, Arthur (Geri)
Thomas, Teri (Richard) Garcia,
all of Okeechobee, Frances
(Kenneth) Matthews of Athens,
Ga., and Lou Ann (Donald) Sut-
ton of Clewiston; brother, John
Mixon of Harrisburg, Ark.; sis-
ters, Louvenia McCants of
Chiefland and Anne Pitts of
Frostproof; 15 grandchildren; 27
great-grandchildren; and, six
Friends may call at the Okee-
chobee Church of God, 301 N.E.
Fourth Ave. on Thursday,
April.28, from 5 until 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be con-
ducted at the Okeechobee
Church of God on Friday, April
29, at 2 p.m. Pastor Larry Kilgore
will officiate and interment will
follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-

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While we want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves
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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.
Loud Music
"In response to 'Serious Cr,mes' in today's Speak Out: I will say
loud noise is a serious crime."

"I am calling to find out if anyone knows anything about the
accident that happened in Basswood on Friday, April 22, in the
evening. Has there been anything in the paper about it?" (Editor's
Note: Thanks for calling. No, there has been nothing in the news-
paper about the accident. We were told by the Okeechobee
County Sheriffs Office that there was an accident and the occu-
pants of the car had only minor injuries.)

Enforce the Law
"To the person who is talking about serious laws, being able to
hear loud music at a certain distance is against the law and it is the
police officer's job to enforce the law."

What age
"How old does someone have to be to buy chewing tobacco?"
(Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. To purchase chewing tobacco
you must be at least 18 years old.)
No Bathrooms
"I am up here at the ball field that was never completed just
past the college and, as a concerned grandmother, I am watch-
ing kids play ball. When they decided they had to use the bath-
room, the coach took them out to the back of the field into the
wooded area. I don't believe this is proper. Why can't there be
portable potties for these kids to use?"

Prime Objective
"Senator Joe Byden said it the best: the GOP prime objective is
to dismantle Social Security."

Drinking Water
"My comment is about the people in Palm Beach complaining
about the taste and smell of the Okeechobee water that they drink
now because of the shortage. Well it's the same problem the
Okeechobee people have to deal with. Maybe if they do enough
complaining they will make our water more drinkable."
"Terrorist incidents around the world have tripled in the last
year; Bush really has everybody scared huh."

Community Events

Annual Ride-a-Thon is planned
Heartland Horses and Handicapped, Inc. will be holding
their third annual spring Ride-a-Thon May 6, 7 and 8. It will be
hosted by the Putnam Family and the Florida Cracker Trail Asso-
ciation. The ride is being held at the Putnam Family Ranch (old
El Claire Ranch), 8290 Martin Lane in Zolfo Springs. The ride
starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday, with registration starting at noon on
Friday. Overnight camping with horses is available to all partici-
pants. The sponsorship fee this year is $45, and includes all
weekend activities. Participating riders will dine Friday night
compliments of the Putnam family.. Saturday, after the ride,
there will be a prize giveaway, dinner and a dancing with music
by the Green River Band from Okeechobee. Riding is permitted
in the headquarters pasture without a guide. For information
contact Sandy Kuhn at (863) 655-0533, Sam Harper at (863)
634-6397, or Julie Hinote at (863) 655-1244. Ride packets are
available feed stores in Highlands, Polk, Hardee and Okee-
chobee counties.

VNA hosts memory loss screenings
The Alzheimer's Association will be sponsoring a free mem-
ory 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, advantages and disadvantages of the job;
typical job duties and responsibilities; average wages; where
and how to receive the necessary education and training; and,
employment outlook. A homemade lunch will be prepared for
the volunteers.

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For More Information See
At Your Service On Page 2

Courtesy photo/Florida State Archives
Looking Back ...
Built at a cost of $3.6 million, this is the largest dam in South Florida. It stretches 340 feet across the improved Caloosa-
hatchee River channel and brings the fresh water of Lake Okeechobee to Fort Myers. The lock at left is 400 ft. x 56 ft.
and will pass vessels of 12 ft. draft. The lock is operated and maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This pic-
ture was taken May 14, 1964.

Upcoming Events

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 Saihts, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in find-
ing who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
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,
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
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.
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 relation-
ships. 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)
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. Par-
rott 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 avail-
able from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
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 information, con-
tact Merv Waldron at (863) 467-5744 or Dan Fennell at (863) 467-9461.

Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to theirdance 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 mem-
bers 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 Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All per-
sons 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 Sunday. For information on meeting times, call (863) 763-5385.

Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House, which is
located next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group for people
with a desire to stop using alcohol and other intoxicating drugs and a
desire to manage their emotional or psychiatric illness. It's an open dis-
cussion group.
A.A. meeting 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312
N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.

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

Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at (863)

Community Event

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 Thurs-
day, June 23, "Before Women Had Wings" Connie Fowler. If
you have questions or would like more information, call Jan
Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

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;
evangelist, will start at 7:30 p.m. each night.

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, April 28, the
Okeechobee 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 outstanding 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.

Troubled youth is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
April 30, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Kathy
Tuell, president of the board of directors of the Florida Network of
Youth and Family Services. The topic will be child abuse, home-
less, runaway and troubled youth. For information, contact the
Florida Network of Youth and Family Services (800) 850-922-4324;
or Kathy Tuell at (305) 852-4246, ext. 235.

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 inter-
est 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 4p.m. For informa-
tion 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 Okee-
chobee KOA Kampground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. It will begin at 7:30
a.m., and is being held to help plan the economic future of the
area. Economic development consultant William H. Fruth of
POLICOM Corporation will lead an all day planning session which
will help create a strategic plan to increase the size and quality of
the county's economy in the future. Participants in the summit
will be asked to provide their opinions on the best means to
implement a program to enhance the area's 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 safe-
ty and seamanship program on May 5. Participants will learn: to
outfit their boat safely; the boating Rules of the Road; tips on trai-
,lering; and, how to use a boat safely and efficiently. The last pro-
gram 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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Community Event
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.

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Service Club Briefs

American Legion
Post #64
Our kitchen is open daily,
serving a regular menu and spe-
cials. The kitchen is open Monday,
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.;
Wednesday, tacos are served from
11 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday from
11 a.m. until 8 p.m.; and, Sunday
from 1 until 8 p.m.
Bar bingo for members and
guests will be held on Monday
starting at 1 p.m., and on Thurs-
day evenings beginning at 7 ptm ....
S* Second Wednesday of each
month is our birthday party start-
ing at 4 p.m.; bring a covered dish.
The third Sunday of each
month we have a ribeye steak din-
ner with the Sons of the American
Legion from 3 until 6 p.m.
The Legion lounge is open
Monday through Saturday at 10
a.m. On Sunday, it opens at 1 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Wednesday: tacos and mar-
garitas are served from 11 a.m.
until 6 p.m.
There is entertainment in our
lounge every Saturday night start-
ing at 4 p.m.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m. for a $6
donation. Karaoke by Bruce will
be from 7 p.m.,until?
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday
through Thursday.
Our monthly birthday party
on the second Wednesday starts
at 4 p.m. Entertainment will be by
Janet Certain bring a covered
Euchre will be on Monday
and Wednesday from 6 p.m.
Everyone is welcome.
The American Legion Post 64 is
located at 501 S.E. Second St. For
information, call (863) 763-2950.

Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528,2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members
are available. Call Ray Disney at
(863) 357-2138, or Don South at
(863) 763-8954.

Eagles Aeries #4137
Tuesday: bingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a dona-
Wednesday: bar bingo from
4 p.m. until ? Food will be avail-
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $10 dona-
:.tion. Music will be by Jimmy Harp-
*,Saturdays: karaokeby Jimmy
First and third Thursday:
Auxiliary at 4 p.m.; Aeries at 7
p.m. *
*First and third Sunday: break-
fast from 9 until 11 a.m. for $4
Second and fourth Saturday:
16 ounce ribeye steak cooked to
order from 5 p.m. until ? for a $10
Call the AERIE for other
events at (863) 763-2552.

Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, call
(863) 763-6580.
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third, 8 p.m., regu-
lar meeting.
Wednesday: bingo will be
at 7 p.m. The public is invited.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Refresh-
ments will be available at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and enter-
tainment starting at 6 p.m. Mem-
bers and guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.rm.; bar bingo
from 2 p.m. until ?

Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W.
Fifth Ave. For information about
the club and events, call Rich
Sweet at (863) 824-0262, or Kip
Gardner at (863) 357-0427.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second
and fourth Mondays of each
month starting at 7:30 p.m.

Eastern Star #128
Okeechobee Chapter #128
has many fun activities planned
on the first and third Tuesday of
each month. For upcoming
activities, contact WM. Margaret
at (863) 467-8020.

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S.
78 W in Buckhead Ridge.
April 30: at 11 a.m. installa-
tion of W.O.T.M. and L.O.O.M.
officers. A pot luck lunch will fol-
Bingo: Tuesdays starting at
12:30 p.m. Lunch is available.
Karaoke night: April 28
from 7 p.m. until ?
Wednesday, Friday and Sat-
urday nights, meals will be
served from 5 until 7:15 p.m.
Call for the menu.
Friday and Saturday nights
there will be music for dancing
starting at 7:30 p.m. until ? Call
the lodge to see who is playing.
Sunday morning breakfast
is served from 8 until 10:15 a.m.

Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W.
36th St. in Okeechobee. For
information, call the Lodge at
(863) 763-4954 or Norm at (863)
Thursday: bar bingo has
been cancelled.
Monday: bar bingo for
members only at 7 p.m. Food
will be served. '
Saturday: at 1 p.m. Moose
races and dinner served at 3 p.m.
Check the bulletin board for
menu and cook.
The next WOTM social and
dinner will be at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave.,
on Wednesday, May 4.
Stop by and visit and watch
our progress as construction has

VFW Post #4423
The post is open noon until 9
p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Events at this post are seasonable
you should call (863) 763-0818 for
information or visit the lodge, 300
N.W. 34th St. You may write the
post at: P.O. Box 1137, Okee-
chobee, Fl., 34972.
Post Installation of Officers
and Ladies Auxiliary will be held
May 8 starting at 1 p.m.
washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Everyone is wel-
e Every Wednesday during the
season karaoke will be held from
5 until 9 p.m.
Every Friday bingo starts at 1
p.m. for members and guests. It
will be followed by karaoke start-
ing at 5 p.m.
Saturday: .25-cent bingo at 1
p.m. Karaoke will be from 5 p.m.
Sunday: horseracing begins
at 2 p.m. A dinner will be avail-
able from 2 until 5 p.m., and will
be followed by karaoke at 5 p.m.
Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting at 11 a.m.

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is locat-
ed at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For information call (863)
467-2882. Post hours are from
noon until 8 p.m., Monday
through Sunday.
Wednesday Ladies Auxiliary
dinner, call .for more information.
Every Thursday is bar bingo
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be avail-
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-
size pool table.
Post meetings are held on
the second and fourth Saturday of
the month beginning at 10 a.m.
Commander Don South is avail-
able at (863) 467-2882.

VFW Post #10539
The VFW will open Monday
through Saturday at 10 a.m., and
on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Happy hour is from 4 until 6
p.m. Monday through Thurs-
Monday: hot soup day
beginning at noon. A bowl for a
Tuesday: volunteer chef's
dinner special. Serving begins at 5
p.m. Call (863) 763-2308 for the
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able. Darts will be at 7 p.m.
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
Saturday: dollar dogs at
noon. Live music and dancing at 7
Sunday: every third Sunday
we will host a pot-luck birthday
dinner. All other Sundays are vari-
able. Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events. Darts begin at
7 p.m.

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Soldier and his sister win

free fishing trip on Big '0'

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Twenty-one-year-old SRA
Michael Stevens was still serving
in Iraq with the U.S. Air Force
when his mother Sally Jessel of
Louisville, Ky., read about the sec-
ond annual Take a Soldier Fishing
contest that was advertised on a
military internet site.
The winner of the contest
would receive a weekend fishing
trip to Okeechobee with the
hotel, meals and fishing tackle
included. She decided to enter
Michael in the contest.
"We were notified that
Michael had won the contest just
before he came home from Iraq,"
stated Mrs. Jessel. "He had no
idea that he won when he
stepped off the plane in Baltimore
on a layover to his home base at
Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. When
we told him the news and
explained that he could take a
guest with him, he didn't hesitate
in the slightest when he told us
that he wanted his sister (29- year-
old U.S.A.F. Tech. Sgt. Rikki Stew-
art) to accompany him."
Stevens and Stewart have both
served in Iraq. He has been in the
service for three years, while
Stewart has served in the Air

Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
United States Air Force SRA Michael Stevens (right) and a guest
of his choice won the second annual Take a Soldier fishing trip
sponsored by Hondo's Guide Service, local businesses and cit-
izens of Okeechobee County. Without hesitation, he selected his
sister Air Force Tech. Sgt. Rikki Stewart (left) to accompany him.

National guard for the past seven
The two siblings arrived in
Okeechobee in time to be guests
of honor at a steak dinner Friday
evening at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528. For the next
two days, Ron "Hondo" Webb
took them fishing. They caught 55

fish and had some "fish tales" to
tell their family back home.
"They were so excited. We
kept receiving telephone calls
from them telling us what was
being done for them. They could-
n't get over the friendliness and
generosity of everyone in Okee-
chobee," explained Mrs. Jessel.

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 ses-
sion, this schedule accommo-
dates physical education and
water safety classes for county stu-

Senior softball
players are needed
Softball players 70 years old
and older are wanted to play on a
tournament team one weekend a
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-

Cheerleading group
is 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
For information, contact coach
Carla Hearld at 447-3557; or, by e-
mail at

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
For information, contact club
director Charlie Hays at (863) 763-

Booster Club
will meet May 2
The Parent Booster Club of
Okeechobee High School will
meet Monday, May 2, at 7 p.m. in
the O.H.S. Lecture Hall.
The Parent Booster Club is
sponsored by the Brahman Athlet-
ic Association. Anyone interested
in high school sports in invited to
attend. You do not have to have a
child in the school system to join.
For information contact Mike
Radebaugh at (863) 462-5025, or
Cheryl Hollin at (863) 467-0353..

Shockwaves swim
team registrations
Registration for the Okee-
chobee Shobkwaves 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
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
swimmer'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.
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, prizes
and lunch.
Team prizes are: first place -
$100 gift certificate each player;
second, place -$75-gft certificate.
each player; eighth pl~ce l50l 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.

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
The cost is $40 per player with
a four-man team scramble. For
information, contact Nancy at
(863) 763-1699.
Junior tennis
tourney slated
The second annual Okee-
chobee Junior Tennis Tournament
will be held Saturday, May 21, at
the Okeechobee Sports Complex
tennis 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-

Team Trail
slate announced
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail
has announced its 2005 tourna-
ment 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 dates for
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 be
held at Okee-Tantie Marina and
Campground. 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.

YMS girls host
golf tournament
The Lady Yearlings' volleyball
team will host a golf tournament
on Saturday, June 4, at the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club,
with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
The fee is $50 per person
($200 team of four), which
includes a rib dinner after play is
completed. Buddy Mills and the
FFAwill be grilling the food.
There will be plenty of prizes,
including prizes for the best score,
longest drive, closest to the pin
and the worst score.
Contact Bruce Conrad to imake
reservations for your foursome at
(863) 697-0952 or (863) 467-0130;
or call Yearling Middle School
(YMS) at (863) 462-5056 for infor-

Slate for tennis
lessons announced
Dave Ellis, a USPTR certified
tennis pro and high school coach,
is offering five weeks of recre-
ational tennis lessons at the Okee-
chobee Sports Complex.
Classes will meet Monday
through Friday starting on Mon-
day, June 6, and ending on Friday,
July 8. Classes are determined by
the grade in which the student
will be enrolled in the fall.
Each student will have three
lessons a week for five weeks.
The cost will be $40. Private les-
sons are available during the sum-
mer for $90 for six, one-hour ses-
For information, contact Dave
Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or- (863)

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Brahman pitcher Travis Rogers (left) and catcher Mike Wise (second from left) gather around
Berto Rojas (third from left) prior to Rojas throwing out the first ball at Tuesday night's base-
ball game at Brahman Field as Okeechobee High School head coach Dylan Tedders (right)
lends a helping hand. This was the first time Rojas has been on the field since he was
involved in an auto accident that claimed the lives of two classmates and seriously injured
four others, including Rojas.

Vero Beach shuts out

Brahmans on senior night

By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Senior night in every sport is
always an emotional time for
graduating players and their fami-
lies. Tuesday night was no excep-
tion at Brahman Field as Okee-
chobee High School honored its
senior baseball players prior to
the Brahman game with the Vero
Beach Indians.
What made this night even
more emotional was that Heriber-
to (Berto) Rojas, Jr. made his first
appearance at Brahman Field
since being involved in a Feb. 11
auto accident that took the lives of
two of his friends and seriously
injured four others, including
As the seniors and their fami-
lies were called to the infield of
Brahman Field, Rojas was
wheeled onto the field to take his
place with his graduating team-
mates. But before the wheelchair
could be pushed across the first
base line Rojas stopped the chair,
and with the assistance of his par-
ents Heriberto and Flora Rojas,
stood up and slowly walked out
onto the infield. The hometown
crowd was beside itself as Berto
made his way down the line shak-
ing the hands of his fellow play-
Following the senior night cer-
emony, Rojas again walked onto
the field under the watchful
eyes of Brahman head coach
Dylan Tedders to throw out the
first ball of the game.
Through the first three innings
of play the game remained score-
less. Then in the top of the fourth
with one man out Vero's Jason
Milliman hit a hard double to cen-
ter field. Then, with two out, Milli-
man scored on a double by
Roberto Sanchez.
Mike Powell followed and,
with Sanchez on second, sent the
horsehide sailing over the right
field fence to lift Vero to a 3-0 lead.
The dinger brought Chad
Mason to the plate, who kept the
merry-go-round going with a sin-
gle to center. Mason then scored
when lead-off hitter Mike Pleau
blasted a double down the right
field line. The run boosted Vero's
lead to 4-0.
Tedders then brought, on Chris
Cyr in relief of starting pitcher
Travis Rogers. Cyr struck out Alex

Michele Wise (left) and Leroy Wise (right) were present with
their son Mike Wise (center) at the 2005 senior night presen-
tation at Brahman Field.

Hope Suarez (left) and husband Juan Suarez (right) join
their son J. R. Suarez (center) as the senior members of
the Brahman baseball team were honored Tuesday night at
Brahman Field.

Cobb to end the inning.
In the top of the fifth and still
trailing 4-0, Myke Davidson was
sent to the mound in relief of Cyr.
Davidson and the Brahmans held
Vero scoreless in the inning.
The score remained at 4-0 into
the top of the sixth inning when,
with two outs, Cobb drilled a dou-
ble to left for Vero. Hunter Wynn
then bunted his way to first, and
Cobb moved to third on the play.
Cobb later scored on a wild pitch
by Davidson.

The win puts Vero Beach into
third place in the Treasure Lake
Conference, while the Brahmans
finished in fourth.
The Brahmans will travel to
Fort Lauderdale on April 28 to
take on the Fort Lauderdale Flying
L's at Fort Lauderdale High
School. The game is set to begin
at 6:30 p.m.
The district tournament is slat-
ed to begin on May 2 and run
through May 5 at Suncoast High
School. Game times will be
announced as they are sched-

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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, April 22,
through Thursday, April 28, are as
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
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
Theatre III "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-


Make a difference
through mentoring
Making a difference through
mentoring needs you! You can
make a difference in the life of a
teen by mentoring. Adolescence
is a time of risk and opportunity.
The youth in Okeechobee County
need you. If you have a caring
heart and one hour a week to
share in the life of a teen, you can
be a mentor. For information, call
Toni Doyle at (863) 462-5863.

Help from FPL
is now available
The, American Red Cross
Okeechobee Branch is a Care to
Share Partner Agency. The Care to
Share Program is sponsored by
FPL and is designed to provide
emergency assistance- funds to
customers who are in a crisis situ-
ation and unable to pay their elec-
tric bill. To find out if you qualify
for Care to Share assistance
please stop by the American Red
Cross Office at 323 N. Parrott Ave.
or call (863) 763-2488, The Care
to Share office hours are Monday,
Wednesday and Friday from ,S-30
a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice services
to Okeechobee area residents.
Permanent and part-time volun-
teers provide direct patient sup-
port services such as companion-
ship, telephone contacts, letter
reading, main caregiver relief and
other non-medical assistance.
They also assist Hospice in fund
raising, clerical and office sup-
port. Age is not a barrier. For infor-
mation, visit Hospice of Okee-
chobee at 411 S.E. Fourth St.,
Okeechobee, or call (863) 467-

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S:W. Sixth St.
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from
6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your'
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. A
vessel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call (863) 467-3085
to arrange a boat check.

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CAT- Gray w/white paws. Has
a Thomas collar Vic N La-
Belle around Shadow Lane
Rd 863-675-2241 Reward
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Please call (772)519-2256.
female, last seen 4/25, vic of
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(863)467-4389 mornings.
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yrs old, (561)924-5812 Free
to good home only.
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Job Information 225
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Tech support w/good hard-
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100 SW 15th St. or fax re-
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A/C COMPANY, looking for
w/min. 5 yrs exp. Good Pay,
Benefits, 401K, DFW

Loading S. FLA Electrical
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cial job in Palm Beach Gar-
dens area. Min. 3 yrs
Commercial experience prefer-
reded. Top pay with benefits,
paid vac/holidays.
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FT/PT $30 Chair rent or 30%
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Busy Medical Practice looking
for Receptionist with billing
experience. Fax resume
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taxes withheld, only serious
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Apply In Person 10435 Hwy. 78 West.

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Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call (863) 357-2442 for more information

Immediate Openings CNAs
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Immediate Full Time Position
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experience required.
Accounting (Quick Books) knowledge helpful.

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Local company with more than 20 years
track record in Okeechobee wants
Master's License a real plus.
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NEEDED: Good picking rate.
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Looking for Someone
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ability preferred. Apply in
person @ 16545 SW Farms
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by phone (772)597-5572.

Location: BARN 8
Is hiring a
Includes Various

maintenance jobs.
Knowledge of plumbing and
small electric motors
is required.
Apply in person, or Call
Travis @ (863)634-0102


Seeking mature,
person to work full
time in laundry.
Must be Bilingual.
Apply In Person At:
406 N.W. 4th St.

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night work? Night
shift positions are
now hiring. Martin Pe-
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operations are ex-
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good people. Com-
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and mileage reim-
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responsible people.
Cashiers are needed-
to help develop our
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Nighttime driver posi-
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Benifets, Retirement, Vaca-
tion & Bonus Programs.
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269 NW 9th St.
or Call: 863-763-5593

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Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.

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

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Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
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Aluminum Roof Over

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Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
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Children's Items 555
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VCRs 735
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AIR COND.(2)- 20K BTU Re-'
verse Cycle, and 5500 BTU,
both window units, $375.
$350 or best offer.
(863)467-4982 or

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

DRYER- Kenmore, Great
shape. Only $75. Guaran-
teed & free delivery.
dair, Full size, Excellent con-
dition. $350.
cial, 8x79x32, 3dr, see thru,
$500 neg. You Haul.
GE, white, 18.2 cu. ft. Frost
free with ice maker. Like
new. $175. (863)857-8788.
work. $200 for both, will
sep. (561)629-3781
STOVES, All for $200 will
sep. (863)675-0810

TANNING BED, Sunquest Pro
16S. Good condition. $650.

BOOKS, Assortment from Ro-
mance to Encyclopedia.
10-20 boxes. $100.

and landing 2 railings, like
new, $200 neg.
4500 sq ft. $1,250.
VINYL SIDING D5- 1200 sq.
ft. $600. or best offer.
VINYL SIDING D5- Gray, ap-
prox. 400 sq. ft. $300. or
best offer. (863)610-2190.

TYPEWRITER, Portable, Elec-
tric, Intelliwriter Plus by
Sharp. Asking. $200.
WINDOWS 3, Double paned;
3'x6' Single hung. $150.
Will separate.

CRIB- Kindercare, w/mattress
& sheet set, beautiful, big,
white, used twice, $100
firm. (863)763-0981.
WALKER, Playpen, crib, small
rocking horse, bouncer, pic-
nic tbl, car seats, $185 will
sell sep. (863)801-6031

Glaze Dishes. 107 pieces.
$100. (863)635-2983 Leave

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

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

COMPUTER- Compaq Desk
Pro, w/monitor, keyboard,
mouse, over 30 games.
$100. (863)843-0158
17", E773. New, never used.
Still 'in box. $100.
(863)763-1527. '
E-Machine $175.

BEDROOM SET Complete, all
wood, King size, Lighted
Head board. $500.
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
$300/all. (863)674-0467.
COUCH, England, Large.
w/matching chair & otto-
man. Beige w/blue & mauve
floral. $350 863-357-1560
New, Never used. $199.
DRESSER, 4 drawer, brown,
Recliner, Good cond. $800,.
Will separate.
MATTRESS SET Queen, 1 Pil-
low Top. New, Never used.
$199. (561)516-0666.
SOFA & LOVESEAT, Excellent
condition. Down sizing home
furniture. $500.

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MAGNAVOX TV with remote.
$80. (863)467-8797
TELEVISION- Curtis Mathis
stereo TV, 27", wood cabi-
net, floor model, $175.
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.

upright, works good, pumps
to 120psi, C/H brand, $125.
JOINTER 7"- with stand, ask-
ing $150. (863)612-0033.

I~pecal Ntice 155

SOFA, Sleeper w/2 glass top
end tables, good condition
$250. (863)357-1560

stored, $2200.
GOLF CART, Electric, 4 Seater
w/box bed. Work or Pleas-
ure. 36 V charger. $1100.
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.

STEPPER BIKE, & Multi Task
Upright weight bench, Must
see. $200. neg.
TREADMILL, Weslo, Electric.
Includes floor mate. Still un-
der warrantee. $300
WEIGHT SET: 150 Ibs of wts.
w/bench that inclines & de-
clines. Squat rack & Lat.
tower. $175 (863)357-2829


Set, Pitcher, 6 glasses Per-
fect condition. A rare find.
$150. (863)763-8149

PATIO SET- 6 chairs, 2 tables
& cushions, $200.

1-Dale Earnhart series
#1710 $115 will sep.

KEYBOARD- Brand new, light
up keys, 100's of songs,
never used, $125 neg.
ORGAN, Lowrey (Festival),
Model #NL-20, like new,
lots of rhythms. Must sell.
$2000. (863)763-5045
PIANO Excellent condition.
$1000. (863)467-0331

CHICUAHUA- Male, Born Mar.
13th '05. CKC Reg., Black &
white. Long haired. $400.
wks, CKC, 2-Males $350.
ea. (863)467-7424 or
DOG KENNEL- Chain linked.
6'x6'x10' Galvanized metal
roof. $120. (561)996-2126.

Like new wall accessories.
$30. (863)467-5756
Shots & wormed. No pa-
pers. $325. Each.
several sizes, $60 will sell
separate. (863)635-4690.
import from Europe. $650.
black, no papers, $350.

SINGER SEW MAC- portable
w/ metal cover, 2 needles
w/slanting thread, all attach,
$50. neg. (863)467-7659

condition, you must haul,
$500 or best offer.,

CB/HAM 1000 watt apm.
New. $385. (863)414-0787.

RADIAL SAW, Craftsman, 9",
Asking $60 or best offer.
Call (863)467-5579.
TABLE SAW- 10", Craftsman,
good condition, $85.
TABLE SAW- 1 1/2 HP, 10",
$125. (863)763-6342.

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

A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
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


COTTAGE, on canal.
2 Bdrm. 1 Ba. Easy access to
lake, screen porch, car port,
Newly renovated. Water &
Lawn Maintenance Included.
No pets. $750 mo. + dep.
Appointment only.
FORT DRUM, 2 Bdrm., 2 BA,
garage. Quiet country set-
ting. Small pet okay. Fenced
yard monthly or seasonal.

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.

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

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

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

Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
AB111 AU237

SEEKING 30-200 +/- acres of
wooded/pasture land. Not a
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified

The most important

20 minutes of your day

is the time spent reading

with your child from

birth to age nine.

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

Mobile Homes

Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020

RIM CANAL, 1BR Travel Trail-
ers. Very clean/nice yard
$450 & $475. mo. $300.
Sec. 824-8718/ 697-0214.
BA, on the water, furnished.
Non smk. env. $950 mo. +
sec. &ref. 772-285-5856

Flshermens Dream.
Lot# 96 Bucktead Ridge
Marina. 30' Park Model,
FV/Room, storage, shed,
dock, deck & patio.
Furnished. $29,500.,
$350. Lot Lease.
SKYLINE '96, Brookstone,
3/2, 24x44, 1056 sq. ft. Ex-
cellent cond. $28,000 neg.
Stuart, Park model 12'x40',
prep for FLRm. Fridge, mi-
cro-stove. furn. It oak, 3/4
ply fir $4700.772-229-2811


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

BAYLINER, '99, 16 ft., 75hp,
galvanized trailer, good con-
dition, $2500 neg.
BOATS (2) 1 12' fiberglass
w/trr, 15 HP Evinrude, 1 15'
walkthru w/trlr, no motor,
$500 (863)674-1105.
EVINRUDE- 25HP, Electric
start like new cond. $1295.
MERCURY '01, 25 HP electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
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
V/HULL Aluminum, 12', with
fish finder 18hp Johnson
motor. With live well. Trail-
er. $985. Neg.

sleeps 6, A/C, porta potti, &
much more! $2300/neg.
FLEETWOOD '99, 21', Hybrid,
A/C, Bunk beds, sleeps 7,
Good Cond Asking $8500
DUTCHMAN, 26', Great fixer
upper. Villa RV Park on 441
SE Screen Rm. & A/C.
$4000 863-357-2633

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

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
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry. Supplies 860
Flowers 865

$20. @.

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

Stump Jumper. $175.
FINISH MOWER, 6 ft., like
new, used one season,
$ 1 1 0 0
PATIO TABLE, Round, Wright
iron, 4 chairs. $45.
Snapper, 8HR 30" cut, like
new. $400. (239)810-2821.

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12 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, April 28, 2005

Springer Soft Tail
3500 org. mis.
Lots of Chrome. Selling for
$15,500 or possible trade
for land. (954)564-3508
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classified.

The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.

GO-CART, '04, Silver Fox,
w/seat belts & roll cage.
Brand new. $1,250.
YAMAHA PW 80 '95, Runs
good, $500. (863)357-1960

nal, 31', 2 electric slides,
warranty, same as new.


Automobiles 400.
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 40ii2
Equipment 1025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070i

dr, 75% restored. 50 K, Cold
A/C. Parts less than 4 yrs.
old. $2000 863-517-0386
New engine parts. Good in-
terior. $3500. or best offer.
Shop here first!
The classified ads

new tires, 38K miles. Very
clean. $2000.
A/C, P/W, Runs good.
$1200. (863)824-6781.
DODGE NEON '98, Runs good.
4 door. $1,800.
good, well maintained. 105K
org. mis. 1 owner, 41000.
Runs good. Cold A/C. Must
see! $2000. (863)634-1259
'94- engine needs work,
$700. (863)805-8786.
NISSAN 300ZX 1987, Runs
fast. Needs work. $450 firm.
condition .
$3500 863-675-3776
OLDS DELTA 88, '86- runs
good, $500 or best offer,
Elite 1996, Fully loaded. Ex-
tra clean. Brakes need work.
$1200 (863)675-7306
PONTIAC 6000- '88, All pow-
er, A/C, Low mileage. Clean
$995. Firm. (863)763-5154.
A/C, Clean, $1395. Firm.
2 wheel drive, 4 cyl., 5 spd,
A lot of new parts added.
$1000. (863)261-2063.

power. $1500.
TOYOTA- '81, Needs carbure-
tor kit, as is $350. or best
offer. (863)697-3869.
TOYOTA PRIVIA, '93- runs
good, needs TLC, $1000 or
best offer (863)612-0258.
TOYOTA TERCEL '89, $200.
or best offer.

Antique & Classic Cars for
sale. (863)763-6266 or
863-697-1319 or
FORD MUSTANG '89, Gray, 2
door, 4 cyl, 5spd, Runs
great $1000.
8 6 3 6 3 4 1 0 7 7
00-966-3511 ext.173

5.81t, body in good shape,
runs but needs work. $2500

CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
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
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
or Kawasaki Mule. $900.
FORD '66, 352 Big Block.
Runs good, does not
knock/smoke. $700. Neg or
trade. (863)441-4534
FORD F150 1998- 3 door,
parts truck, $700 for all, will
sep. (863)467-9772.
FORD F150, '86, 4x4 parts, ti-
tle, 3" body lift parts or
whole. $700.
gine runs, trans. has prob-
lem. Great for parts. $200 or
best offer. (863)467-0987
Reverse, No forward. $200
or best offer.
RIMS- 17" (4), with tires,
asking $900.
TIRES- 4, 245/70R/17. Used,
Good tread. Asking $125.
(8 63)697-3.146 or
TIRES, 4, Michellen, P225-60
R16. Tubeless. $25 for all 4.

CHEVY 350 auto Flat
bed/Utility. Runs good. 1400
or best offer.
DODGE PU, '84- straight 6 cyl,
4 on the floor, short bed
w/topper, $600.

FORD F150 1998, 4X4, Ext.

NISSAN 4X4, '91- 99K miles,
King Cab, runs great, $2500.

4dr, 4 cyl, auto, excellent
condition. Gas saver.
$2000. (772)461-2629.

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

Extended Van, White, V8
Good condition. $5,900.

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

4 speed manual trans. A/6,
2 bench seats. Runs good.

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Bartow, Florida
April 19,2005
Advertisement No. 1
Sealed bids will be received until 2:00 PM. (Bartow Local Time on Thursday, May
19, 2005 at the District Office, State of Florida Department of Transportation, 801
North Broadway Ave, Bartow, Florida 33830 for the following work. Bids received
will be opened and publicly read aloud in the Planning Multi-Purpose Conference
Room. Sealed bids may be mailed and must be received pnor to bid opening to
State of Flinda Department of Transportation, 801 North Broadway Ave., Attn: Dis-
trict Contracts MS 1-18, Bartow, Florida 33830, If the bid amount is greater than
$250,000.00 on construction projects, the Contractor must be pre-qualiied as re-
quired by Florida Statute 337 14(1) and Rule Chapter 14-22.
Proposal Forms will not be issued after 2:00 PM. (Bartow Local Time) on Wednes-
1- i 1" 2005 Plan holders list will not be issued after 5:00 pm on Friday,
Improvements consist ol adding turn lanes, widening, and drainage improvements
on SR 555 (US 17). (Approx 50 Calendar Days). NOTE: PROJECT MANAGER:
DAWNANN ROBERTS, dawnann robertsodot state fl us (863) 519-2227. BUD-
414911-1-72-01; Work consists of highway signing installation and replacemenL
(863) 519-4315. BUDGET AMOUNT S70,O00.
PROJECT NO 414947-1-72-01; Work consists of long line roadway stiping. (Ap-
(863) 519-4315. BUDGET AMOUNT $333,000.
418979-1-72-01 & 418980-1-72-01; Work consists of removal and placement of
(863) 64-4027. (Approx 365 Calendar Days). BUDGET AMOUNT $100,000.
414882-1-72-01 41414883-1-72-01; Work consists of miscellaneous concrete,
side drain pipe, mitered end section and sidewalk repairs. (Approx 365 Calendar
Cheryl Sanchious, District Contracts Administrator
Bid Solicitation Notice in accordance with Chapter 337 ES,
-51045 ON/CGS 4/28;5/5/05

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Community Events

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

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.

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 commit-
tee 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 informa-
tion, call Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 462-5000, ext. 259.

Red Cross swimming lessons offered
Swim lessons will be available at the Okeechobee Sports com-
plex 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 (class-

Frank Attkisson to speak at dinner
The Republican Party of Okeechobee will be hosting its annual
Lincoln 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
applications 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 equip-
ment 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 schedule accommodates physical education and water
safety classes for county students.

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