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Friday, April 29, 2005


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Index


Classifieds
Comics ..
Community


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Events ... .4


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Opinion .........
Speak Out ......


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Woman could

face up to 55

years in prison
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
After reviewing the evidence,
Assistant State Attorney Ashley
Albright has amended the
charges filed against a local
woman who allegedly sold one


of her daughters for a car.
The 39-year-old mother of
two not only sold her then-13-
year-old daughter for a late-
model Mercury Cougar, but
forced her younger daughter,
who was 11 at that time, into
prostitution. The younger girl is
three months pregnant.
It has also been released that
there is now a third victim.
Detective K.J. Ammons, of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), said the third vic-
tim, who is now 13, was forced


into prostitution at least once.
The mother's name is being
withheld to protect the children.
The mother remains in the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $400,000, following her
arrest on April 12.
Mr. Albright said the mother is
now charged with two counts of
child neglect and three counts of
lewd and lascivious battery as
principal. If convicted on all
counts, he said she could be sen-
tenced to up to 55 years in
prison.


Field of Dreams: Students grow, sell vegetables

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Students in ag education at New Endeavor High School harvest onions in their garden.
Terry Noonan (left) and Ted Butler (right) explain to the students that the size of the
bulb determines which onions are ready to harvest.

Garden provides hands-on learning
By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
Students in ag education at
New Endeavor High School
learn both inside and outside of
the classroom.
Where once was a fence and
a vacant field, is now a flourish-
ing garden.
One of the students referred.
to the garden as the "Field of
Dreams" and the name has
stuck.
In this subject the students
are taught reading skills, mathe-
matic skills (distance between
seeds and why this can be .
important), science skills
(telling a weed seedling from a ..
vegetable seedling or what
exactly is a weed), pesticide
safety (students are not allowed
access to any potentially dan-
gerous chemicals), and cook-
ing (several times'the students
have been treated to things they Staff photo/Maria Chandler
Terry Noonah, an aide in Ted Butler's class at New
Endeavor High School, holds fresh picked vegetables
See Garden-Page 2 from the garden that is part of ag education.




Project helps storm victims


By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
The weekly Rotary Club
meeting held at the Golden Cor-
ral on Tuesday was headlined by
two topics of discussion, invited
Deputy Sheriff, Cpl. Bradley
Linville of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Department and
John Glenn, of Project HOPE as
guest speakers.
Corporal Bradley Linville,
from the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO), accept-
ed an annual donation check
from Kristy Crawford, Rotary
Club president of in support of
the Skills, Techniques and Atti-
tudes Result in Success
(S.T.A.R.S.) program in Okee-
chobee County Schools.
Another guest speaker was
John Glenn, who spoke on Pro-
ject Hope.
Cpl. Linville spoke in appreci-
ation of the local Rotary Club
chapter for their assistance in
enabling the sheriff's office to


reach more than 600 children
each year, and the club's help in
educating them in drug aware-
ness and prevention.
Cpl. Linville also announced
the May 18 ceremony at Osceola
Middle School for this year's
S.T.A.R.S. graduates.
Mr. Glenn, community liaison
for Project HOPE, discussed how
the project which stands for
Helping Our People in Emergen-
cies (HOPE) assists local resi-
dents affected by lastyear's hurri-
canes and other disasters.
"The mission of HOPE is to
not just rebuild," said Mr. Glenn,
"but to help with other issues
such as stress, relating to the
recovery phases due to the hurri-
canes".
The five phases for recovery
were outlined by Mr. Glenn in the
process of disaster recovery:
Phase I Pre-disaster
Phase warning/preparedness.
Phase II Honeymoon
Phase directly after storm resi-
dents are thankful for survival


and rally in support of others less
fortunate.
Phase III Inventory
Phase taking inventory of losses
and adding up costs of repairs.
Phase IV- Disillusionment
Phase this comes as storm dam-
age is realized, relief agencies
and contractors are notified and
the waiting period for assistance
begins.
Phase V Long term
recovery, which is the phase that
local Okeechobee residents are
enduring at the present time.
'Although we are only four to
five weeks from the 2005 hurri-
cane season, the long-term
recovery phase from last year's
hurricanes could extend from
three to five years," added Mr.
Glenn.
Rebuilding Okeechobee After
Disaster (R.OA.D.), a newly rec-
ognized committee, was also dis-
cussed by Mr. Glenn in regard to
See Project Page 2


"These are the charges I feel I
can go forward with," said Mr.
-Albright.
Amending the charges is
nothing unusual, he added. After
reviewing the case and the evi--
dence, prosecutors often find
other statutes that are more
applicable to the case than those
for which the suspect was origi-
nally charged.
When asked, Mr. Albright said
it was way too early to predict
when the woman would go to
trial.


By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
With the weather warming
up, people are in search of
ways to keep cool for the long,
hot months to come. '
There is nothing like sipping
a tall glass of lemonade while
lounging on a raft in a refresh-
ing body of water.
However, this body of water
- more commonly known as
the family swimming pool -
can also kill.
Small children are attracted


Four local men have also
been arrested in connection with
this case and charged with
procuring the sexual perform-
ance of a child. Each man
.remains in the Okeechobee
County Jail under a bond of
$100,000 each.
Those men are: Rigoberto
Hernandez Bello, 21; Tomas Her-
nandez Bello, 20; Jesus Sajuz
Rawos, 25; and Orlando Torres
Rivera, 21.
See Charges Page 2


to water and it takes only sec-
onds for them to wander out of
sight.
To prevent a tragedy from
happening people should do
their homework before going
out and buying an above-the-
ground pool, or having one
installed in the ground.
City of Okeechobee Code
Enforcement officers will be
patrolling the city on the look-
out for pools to make sure they
See Pool- Page 2


Staff photo/D. Hamilton
Emphasizing local disaster recovery phases, John Glenn of
Project HOPE was a guest speaker at Tuesday's Rotary Club
meeting.


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are secured when not in use.
According to the Residential
Swimming Pool Safety Act,
above-the-ground pools must
have a barrier.
City of Okeechobee Fire
Department Chief and Code
Enforcement Officer Herb Smith
said if the walls of the pool are at
least 4 feet high, the barrier
requirement is fulfilled.
However, if the pools walls are
less than that the pool must be in
a fenced-in area where the fence
is at least 4 feet in height. A cover
can also serve as a barrier, but it
must be designed for that pur-
pose.
All in-ground pools must also
be surrounded by a fence.
Also, to prevent unsupervised
children from climbing into
above-ground pools be sure to


secure the ladder. The best way to
do this, said Chief Smith, is to
remove it when the pool is not
being used. If secured in any
other manner, it must meet the
approval of the code enforcement
officer.
If these requirements are not
followed, a code enforcement
officer can find the homeowner in
violation. The homeowner will
have to come into compliance or
appear before the code enforce-
ment board, who may issue a
fine.
These rules do not apply to
such pools as 'kiddie' pools that
are under 24 inches deep.
However, keep in mind that it
does not take a large amount of
water for a child to drown. Even a
few inches of a liquid in a bucket
or bathtub can be deadly.
For more information on the
Residential Swimming Pool Safety
Act, please visit myflorida.com.


Charges

Continued From Page 1
Tomas Hernandez Bello
allegedly entered into an agree-
ment with the woman to buy her
oldest daughter, since she refused
to be forced into prostitution.
According to Detective Ammons,
he agreed to give the woman the
Mercury Cougar but never did.
_-. The detective went on to say the
car actually belongs to someone
. -. else, and Tomas Bello did not
have the car's title.
The car had an estimated value
of between $500 and $1,000.
In the detective's original


Garden
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grew in their garden).
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report, he stated the woman
charged each man $20 to have
sex with her youngest daughter.
The girl reportedly told Detective
Ammons they would use the
money to buy food, and that


teaches ag education, are grow-
ing an assortment of vegetables
and fruits including corn, lima
beans, squash, tomatoes, water-
melons, pole beans, black eyed
peas and carrots.
"I want to see them (the stu-
dents) do something other than
sit around," said Mr. Noonan,
when asked why he chose to be
an aide at the school following his


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Jesus Orlando
Sajuz Torres
Rawos Rivera
sometimes after having sex the
men would allow her and her
mother to take a shower.
The mother and daughter
were living out of their car, added
the report.


teaching career.
"I think it is a worthwhile pro-
gram," said Mr. Butler, who has
taught at New Endeavor for eight
years.
The garden, said Mr. Noonan,
teaches the students that if they
put effort into it they get some-
thing out of it, as well as how to
follow direction.
Teachers and staff take the veg-
etables and fruit and, in return,
give a donation. With the money
raised, the students are rewarded
for their hard work and seeds are
bought to plant in August.
Mr. Noonan said the students
have been treated to a pizza party
and even a trip to the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant.
In addition to school faculty
supporting the students in their
efforts Ken Kenworthy, director of
career and technical education,
has also gone before the school
board to get tools and other gar-
den supplies.
Hurricanes Frances and
Jeanne also showed the students
how quickly a crop could be
destroyed.
Following the storms Mr. Noo-
nan recalled that the garden site
was under several inches of water
and not a plant could be seen.
Two projects for the students
that are now in the planning
process are building picnic tables
for them to use during outside
classes, and working on an irriga-
tion system for the garden.


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its efforts to assist local residents.
The non-profit organization,
supported by Church World Ser-
vices, provides disaster assistance
to affected residents pertaining to
the recovery phases that he previ-
ously detailed. Mr. Glenn stated that
the new R.O.A.D. committee is
now accepting donations and is in
need of participation and support
from the local community leaders.
He asked that anyone interested in
assisting with efforts of R.O.A.D.,
please contact Julie Bosnick at
(863) 357-4177 for information.
In other business:
Jim Mclnnes, of the Farm


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Bureau, expressed thanks to all
who participated in the L.O.S.T.
run, walk, bike ride held Saturday,
April 23. A total of 72 participated in
the event. The donations totaled'
over $1,400 that will be used to
help local charities.
On April 30, Rotary Club Uni-
versity will be held at Indian River
Community College (IRCC). Its
purpose is to educate Rotary offi-
cers on their duties and responsibil-
ities.
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The camp is located near Brandon.
For information on meeting
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Crawford at (863) 824-0400.


Sexual Predator Notification


Jerry Richardson, born Nov.
20, 1962, is a white male, 5-foot,
10-inches and weighs 148
pounds. He has blue eyes and
brown hair. Mr. Richardson is
now living at 37100 U.S. 441 N. in
Okeechobee.
Richardson was convicted of
five counts-attempted capital sex-
ual battery and one count-lewd
fondling in Lee County, on April 4,
1996. The victims were minors. If
you have any questions regarding
this bulletin contact Michele or
Connie at the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office at (863) 763-
3117 ext. 240 or website
http://fdle.state.fl.us.
The Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office is disclosing this infor-
mation to the public in order to
enhance public safety, awareness
and protection, this information is
not intended to increase fear:
rather it is this agency's belief that


an informed public is a safer pub-
lic.
This bulletin
should be used
only for infor-
mation pur-
poses. Citizen
abuse of the
information to
threaten, intim-
idate, or harass
offenders will
not be tolerat- Jerry
ed, in any man- Richardson
ner.
The individ-
uals who appear in this bulletin
have served the sentence
imposed on them by the courts.
They are not wanted by the police
at this time.
Sex offenders have always
lived in the communities. The
only change is the public is now
better informed.


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Spirit Week
Second graders in Samantha Durrance's class at South Elementary School Thursday
dressed in camouflage. This week is Spirit Week at the school.



Arrest Report


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 Depart-
ment (OCPD) or the Florida High-
way Patrol (FHP).
James Robert Craig, 77, of
Martin County was arrested on
April 26 and charged with aggra-
vated assault. Bond was set at
$2,500.
Scott Joe Saip, 36, of U.S. 441
S.E. was arrested on April 27 and
charged with possession of
cocaine and possession of drug
paraphernalia. Bond was set at
$10,500.
Louis James Vestal, 32, of
N.W 39th Circle was arrested on
April 25 and charged with burgla-
ry of a conveyance, theft (grand),
loitering and prowling and


obstruction of justice. Bond was
set at $12,000.
Eric Tyrone Brown, 29, of
N.W. 12th St. in Okeechobee was
arrested on April 25 and charged
with amended violation of proba-
tion reference felony battery. No
bond was set.
Marvin Rudolph Macedon,
18, of N.E. 39th Blvd. in Okee-
chobee was arrested on April 25
and charged with battery on
detention staff. Bond was set at
$5,000.
Jesus Torres, 18, of N.W. 35th
Ave. in Okeechobee was arrested
on April. 26 and charged with
criminal mischief (felony). Bond
was set at $50,000.
Robert Lee Perry, 43, of Largo
was arrested on April 26 and
charged with violation of proba-
tion fleeing to eluding, violation
of probation resisting with vio-


lence, violation of probation -
battery on a law enforcement
office and violation of probation -
grand theft.
Tracy Lies, 39, of U.S. 441 in
Okeechobee was arrested on
April 26 and charged with viola-
tion of probation DUI and viola-
tion of probation driving with-
out valid license.
Prentiss McKinnon, 37, of
Miami was arrested on April 25
and charged with aggravated bat-
tery on a pregnant person. Bond
was seat $25,000.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges dropped against them
is welcome to inform the newspa-
per. The information will be con-
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as repairs are made tor the hurricane damaged docks at
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releases required when the lake is
in Zone C. The deviation will be in
effect through March, 15, 2007.
Pulse releases are designed to
mimic nature and provide dis-
charges from the lake to the estu-
aries via the St. Lucie Canal to the
east and the Caloosahatchee
Riverto the west. They attempt to
strike a balance between the
lake's littoral zone and the estuar-
ies. In ten days, a Level I pulse
release to the Caloosahatchee
River can lower the lake 0.07 ft.
(average of 1,600 cfs/day), a Level

2 can lower it by 0. 10 ft. (average
of 2,300 cfs/day), and a Level 3 by
0.13 ft. (average of 3,000 cfs/day).
In ten days, a Level I pulse release
to the St. Lucie Canal can lower
the lake 0.03 ft. (average of 730
cfs/day), a Level 2 can lower it by


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JACKSONVILLE The U.S. i
Army, Corps of Engineers began i
another Level I pulse release i
from Lake Okeechobee to the St.
Lucie Canal and a Level 3 pulse to i
the Caloosahatchee River on
Tuesday, April 26, at 7 a.m.
The Corps' South Atlantic Divi-
sion'recently approved a tempo- I
rary deviation known as Class !
Limits Adjustment (CLA) to the I
normal operations of Lake Okee- i
chobee under Water Supply/Envi- i
ronment (WSE). CLA is a fine- I
tuning of some of the schedul6
parameters to improve the per-
formance of the regulation sched-
ule. CLA provides lower volume
releases more frequently when I
the lake is, in Zone D. The goal is I
to manage the lake releases in i
Zone D to potentially avoid higher


0.04 ft. (average of 950 cfs/day),
and a Level 3 by 0.05 ft. (average
of 1, 170 cfs/day)
Tuesday's lake level is 14.83
feet, in Zone D of the WSE (Water
Supply/Environment) regulation
schedule. This is 0.12 feet below


the lake's I 0-year average of 14.95
feet.

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okeenews@newszap.com. You can also mail submissions to
Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
FEMA
"In regard to the FEMA representative speaking to the county com-
missioners: I cannot see how FEMA could put mobile homes in an RV
park for a permanent residence. County statute says no RV can be
used as a permanent residence. Further, in most RV parks the lots are
not big enough for a mobile home. I suggest someone check this."
Community Service
"What a pleasant atmosphere to dine in. Thanks to all the girls
and boys from Yearling Middle School who were so alert and atten-
tive at the time they \\ ere serving at a local restaurant They ar a fine
bunch of young people, and thanks to the restaurant for giving them
the chance. it was a good community service."

Skate Park
"It's 3:30 p m. and I am sitting here at the skateboard park with a
car load of kids and there is nobody here to unlock the gate. So my
question is: where are they and why can't the county regulate this
park? And another thing, it doesn't get dark until 8:30 now, are they
going to extend the hours?. During the day you can't come, and now
you can't:get inside in the afternoon." (Editor's Note: Thanks for call-
ing. The county does not provide supervision for the skate park, that
is done by Community In Schools. The park hours are: Monday -
Closed; Tuesday Friday, 2:30 until 6 p.m.; Saturday 10:30 a.m.
until 6 p.m.; and, Sunday noon until 5:30 p.m. The skate park will
be closed on holidays. Also, park hours may change with the Okee-
chobee County schools schedule. If you have any questions, contact
the Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation Department at (863)
763-6950.)

Chobee Starz
"I would like to congratulate the Chobee Starz. This young group
has only been together for a year and accomplishing what they have
done is truly amazing.1I am a former cheerleader from Virginia -
about 50 years ago but I am delighted with the accomplishment
they have made and I salute them."

Reward
"I just heard on the TV on a news report that some of our boys
over there found some money. In my opinion they should get a big,
big reward."



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 Association. 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 participants The sponsorship fee this year is
$45, and includes all weekend activities. Participating riders %\ill dine
Friday night compliments of the Putnam family. Saturday, aftei 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 Sand.,
Kuhnr at i.8631 655-0533, Sam Harper at 1.8631 634-6397, oi Julie
Hinote at '863) 655-124-4. Ride packets are available feed stores in
Highlands, Polk, Hardee and Okeechobee counties.



Corrections

(Editor's Note: Due to some misinformation, the Community
Events brief concerning the hours of operation at the swimming
pool has been corrected to read as follows. Also, the Community
Events brief concerning swimming lessons has been corrected, and
the properversion is below.)

Swinnning pool hours announced
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool hours of oper-
ation are: May 3 June 1, Tuesday Friday from 4 until 7 p.m.; Satur-
day from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.: Sunday from I until 5 p.m.; June 2 -
Aug. 7, Tuesday Saturday from 12:30 until 6:30 p.m., Sunday from I
until 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 until 9 p.m.
family night swim); Aug. 8 Oct. 30: Tuesday through Friday from 4.
until 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Sunday from 1 until 5.
p.m. The pool is not open during school hours. When school is in
session the pool is used for physical education and other school-
related activities. For information, contact the pool office at (863) '
-1467-7667..

Swimming lessons are offered
Registration for swimming lessons will be held June 7-June 10 from
8 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Sports Complex, 580
N.W 27th Lane. Lessons are $25 and will be on a first-come, first-served-
basis. For information, contact the pool office at (863) 467-7667.




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Upcoming Events


Friday
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance every
Friday, Irom 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebrinng Civic Center, located at
S E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebnng Tickets are $5 for members
and $6 for guess. For information. call Fran at (863) 382-6978 or Juana at
(863) 471-9795.
TopsTake 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. meeung from 8 until 9 p.m at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third Si 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 limes The club also offers a safe place to come
and hang out, have coffee and fellowship with others. The hours of opera-
tion 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 10p.m. on Sundays.
For information on meeting times, call (863) 763-5385.

Saturday
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House, which is.
located nexi 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 ugihl 9 p.m. at Ihe Okeechobee Presbyternan Church, 312
ft. Parrot Ave IT will be a closed discussion.

Sunday,
A.A. meeting from 7.30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour. 200
N.W.Third St. II will be an open step meeting.

Monday
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at (863)
763-3296.

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third
St.. at 8 p.m.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Sainis. 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
467-5261.
Woman at the Well meets at 7 p.m. in the conference room at The Gath-
ering, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave.. for a weekly 12-step recovery and support
group meeting for women overcoming chemical dependency. For infor-
mation, call (863; 467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology and how to see
your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive. Regis-
tration is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for infor-
mation. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's Out-
reach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at the Golden Corral Restaurant 700
S. Parrott Ave. at noon. All Rotarians and the public are invited. For infor-
mation, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave for breakfast. For information, call
(8631 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member
is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word ot Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone
is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrn at (863) 467-2321.
Bipolar Bears meels ai 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is located next
to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group that offers support and
education for people who have been diagnosed with clinical depression,
bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis.

Wednesday
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion
Post #64. 510 S.E. Second St. The Okeechobee Jaycees would like to
welcome all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who
are interested in working towards the betterment of our community. For
information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
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.
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.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Alternative Lifestyle is meeting at the A.A. Clubhouse (Sobriety in the
Swamp), 50 U.S. 441 S.E., at the corner of U.S. 78 and U.S. 441. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-5385.
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.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at V.F.W. Post
#4423, 300 N W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are invited. For
information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.


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.

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) 763-4,127 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
South and Famil' 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.

Summer Play Camp schedule announced
Sign-ups for Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation's 2005
Summer Play Camp will open on Monday, May 2, at 8 a.m. at Teen
Town Center, 309 N.W. Second St. Enrollment is limited and slots
are filled on a first-corhe, first-served basis. Campers must be
between 6 and 12 years of age. Play camps will operate Monday
through Friday, June 13 through July 29 (except July 4), from 8:30
a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at three locations: Douglas Brown Communi-
ty Center, Okeechobee Civic Center and Teen Town Center. The
regular camp fee is $50 per week, per participant plus fees for
field trips and special activities. Special rates have been set at $25
per week for a child on the reduced school lunch program, and
$10 per week for a child on the free school lunch program within
the Okeechobee County School system for the 2004.'2005 school
year. A letter of participation from Okeechobee County School.
Food Service must be presented at the time of registration in order
to qualify for these special rates. Extended hours of 7:30 until 8:30
a.m. and 4:30 until 5:30 p.m. will be available at both the Okee-
chobee Civic Center and Teen Town Center for an additional fee of
$10 per week, per participant.

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 4 p.m. For informa-
tion and an application, call (772) 785-5804.:

Swimming pool hours announced
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool hours of
operation are: May 3 June 1, Tuesday Friday from 4 until 7 p.m.;
Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.; Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m.;
June 2 Aug. 7, Tuesday Saturday from 12:30 until 6:30 p.m.,
Sunday from I until 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday evenings from
7 until 9 p.m., (family night swim); Aug. 8 Oct. 30: Tuesday
through Friday from 4 until 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5
p.m., Sunday from I until 5 p.m. The pool is not open during
school hours. When school is in session the pool is used for physi-
cal education and other school-related activities. For information,
contact the pool office at (863. 467.7667.

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 over60 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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Sports Briefs


Hours announced
for community pool
The Okeechobee Sports Com-
plex swimming pool, hours of
operation are: May 3 June 1, Tues-
day Friday from 4 until 7 p.m.; Sat-
urday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.;
Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m.; June 2
- Aug. 7, Tuesday Saturday from
12:30 until 6:30 p.m., Sunday from
1 until 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thurs-
day evenings from 7 until 9 p.m.
(family night swim); Aug. 8 Oct.
30: Tuesday through Friday from 4
until 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.
until 5 p.m., Sunday from I until 5
p.m. The pool is not open during
school hours. When school is in
session the pool is used for physi-
cal education and other school-
related activities. For information,
contact the pool office at (863) 467-
7667.
Senior softball
players are needed
Softball players 70 years old and
older are wanted to play on a tour-
nament team one weekend a
month.
They will play two games on
Saturday and two games on Sun-
day in different cities in the state.
The team is in need of outfielders
and infielders. b '; ..
For information call"Harry Bell
at (863) 382-0542.
The cost will be $15 per week-
end.
OCRA meets
eachmonth
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 to attend.
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, at3 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. i
The competitive season will run
August 2005 through April 2006.
For information, contact coach
Carla Hearld at 447-3557; or, by e-
mail at Carlahearld@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, prizes
and lunch.
Team prizes are: first place -
$100 gift certificate each player;
second place -$75 gift certificate
each player; eighth place $50 gift
certificate each player; next-to-last
place- $25 gift certificate each play-
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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.
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.
Swim team
registrations open
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 Thurs-
day.
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 infor-
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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
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.
Genealogy Society will meet
Big Lake Genealogy Society will meet Tuesday, May 10, at the
Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., at 7 p.m. Any-
one interested in tracing his/her family history is encouraged to
attend. Membership is $15 annually. Visitors are welcome. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-2036.
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 KOAs 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.
Interfaith dialogue session planned
The Okeechobee Muslim community and the members and
friends of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church invite all who are
interested to an interfaith dialogue and pot-luck dinner on Tuesday,
May 17, at 5:30 p.m. The dinner and discussion will be held at the
Okeechobee Community Civic Center located across from the air-
port entrance on U.S. 98. Dr. Suraiya Hussain, a local physician and
member of Okeechobee's Muslim community, and Rev. Sally Bull,
pastor of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, will be moderating
the discussion. Women of Islam and Christianity will be the focused
discussion topic for the evening. Coffee, tea, and table service will be
provided. Please bring a covered dish labeled with the food type. For
those not eating dinner, the discussion will begin at approximately
6:30 p.m.
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.
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.
Habitat for Humanity plans fundraiser
A car wash will be held Saturday, May 21, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
in the Wal-Mart parking lot to raise funds for the local Habitat for
Humanity affiliate. Habitat has one home under construction in
Basswood and plans to build more. Funding is needed so get your
vehicle washed for a cost that you decide.
Swimming lessons are offered
Registration for swimming lessons will be held June 7-June 10
from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Sports Complex,
580 N.W 27th Lane. Lessons are $25 and will be on a first-come,
first-served-basis. For information, contact the pool office at (863)
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price of gasoline is above $2.20 a gallon. President Bush
discussed high gas prices during a prime time nationally
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Elementary artists
These artists at Everglades Elementary School had their work displayed in the school
office.


Frozen in time
Other teachers and students of Pod 300 surround Sylvia Marley, sixth grade teacher at
Yearling Middle School, as she holds up a time capsule the students prepared. The time
capsule contains photographs, CDs, rosters of the University of Florida and the Miami
Dolphins football teams, a toy Ford Mustang and a talking Sponge Bob Squarepants.
Everything was either wrapped in plastic or laminated to help preserve the items for the
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'Masque of the Red Death' r
Okeechobee County Library Teen Advisory Board members presented a dramatic read-
ing of Edgar Allen Poe's 'Masque of the Red Death' in celebration of National Library
Week. They also read original poetry by local teen poet Reba Spiess. The board mem-
bers are: (front row, left to right) Tameko Hornick, Danielle Racine and Kim Riley; (back
row, left to right) Emma Marshall, KayDee Parish, Reba Spiess and Lindsey Hart.


Jumping for a good cause
Students at First Baptist Church's preschool program recently took place in a hop-a-thon
to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. A little over $2500 was raised by
the 44 students who participated.


Classroom winners
In each fourth and fifth grade class at North Elementary School first, second and third
place students were selected to present their speech for the 4-H Tropicana Public Speak-
ing Program to judges. The classroom winners are: (in no particular order) fourth grade,
Lexi Manson, Nikki St. Pierre, Jami Sanchez, Hunter Hair, Alex Guido, Jacob Greseth,
Taeler Logan, Nicholas Flood, Samantha Rivero, Jessica Wheeler, Jordan Canevari, Maci
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At the Movies

The following movies are
now showing at the Brahman
Theatres III.
Movie times for Friday, April
29, through Thursday, May 5, are
as follows:
Theatre I "XXX: State of the
Union" (PG-13) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "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. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9:15 p.m.
Theatre III "Hitchhikers
Guide To the Galaxy" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies;
and, matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863)
763-7202.

Briefs

You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children
are abused or neglected each
year. When families fail to care
for their children, the question is
whose children are these? The
answer is they belong to all of us.
You can help abused and neg-
lected children by donating your
operational car, boat, truck or
other vehicle to Kids In Distress
by calling (954) 390-7620. Kids
In Distress is a community-sup-
ported agency dedicated to the
care, treatment and prevention
of child abuse and neglect. They
have locations in Broward and
Palm Beach County.

Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W. 30th Terr. You can invite up
to 20 friends to join you for a
wildlife adventure tour, hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to
make. For more information on
cost and reservations, call. (863)
763-4630.

VA vans are
running daily
Okeechobee County has
increased the days the VA vans
transport .veterans to the West
Palm Beach VA Medical Center.
The VA vans are now running
Monday through Friday. All veter-
ans needing a ride to the VA
Medical Center should call the
County Veterans Service Officer
at (863) 763-8124, several days
ahead of time -and provide
name, last four of social security
number, date and time of
appointment" and whether a
wheelchair/scooter lift is need-
ed. All appointments must be
before noon. If there are any
questions, please contact Betsy
Grinslade, the county veterans'
service officer.

Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource
Center of Okeechobee, 1505 S.
Parrott Ave., across from the
movie theatre, a non-profit
organization, offers free preg-
nancy testing to girls and
women of all ages. We offer free
and confidential pregnancy
tests, peer counseling, referrals
for a free ultrasound, parenting
classes, and abstinence educa-
tion. Operating hours are from
10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays
and Thursdays. For information
or appointments call (863) 763-
8859.

Free parenting
classes offered


Free six-week parenting class-
es for parents of young children
are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at
the Pregnancy Resource Center,
-1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics
include discipline a family affair,
birth to eight months infants,
eight to eighteen months the
toddler, 18 to 36 months terrific
twos, three year olds, and
uncommon sense. Each week
parents "earn" baby .bucks to
purchase items for their, baby at
the Center's Baby Boutique.
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yrs old, (561)924-5812 Free
Sto good home only.
FREE KITTENS- 6 weeks old,
2 females, 3 males.
(863)675-3904.
FREE KITTENS: To good
home. (863)467-4864
KITTENS- Swks old, to good
homes, very cute,
(863)635-3439.
MIXED PUPPIES approx 4wks
old Free Puppies To Good
Home Only! (239)657-2504
Leave Message.
POODLE/JACK RUSSELL
MIX- 6mo need good
home. Good with kids
(863)763-6195 Leave Msc
PUPPIES Golden Retriever, 3il
Bull & Curmix. Free To
Good Home. (863)357-7539
Call after 7pm.
WOLF HYBRID PUPS- 0
wks, free to good home:
(863)441-2139





OKEECHOBEE, Sat. April 30th
& Sun. May 1st:, 8am-6pm,
Ousley Estat'3648 SW 13th
Terr, Baby sites, Furniture
Misc.

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FulT-Timne 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A HI-TECH
COMPANY NEEDS
Tech support w/good hard-
ware/computer/Internet,
Skills. Pick up application at
100 SW 15th St. orfax re-
sume to 467-0816.
A/C SERV. TECH/INSTALLER
w/min. 3 yrs exp. De-
pendable, clean DL, Good
Pay, Comp. Truck, Benefits,
401ZK, DFW
Okeechobee A/C 763-8391


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BARBER OR BEAUTICIANS
FT/PT $30 Chair rent or 30%
Commission. Rocky
(863)763-7396.
Caregiver Needed, hours
Mon.Fri, 9am-2pm, Sat.,
9am-11pm, Sun., 9am-9pm,
taxes withheld, only serious
need apply. Call
(863)634-4666
CITRUS HARVESTING
CREWS/CONTRACTORS
NEEDED: Good picking rate.
Interested call
239-369-9617.


COSMETOLOGIST/
MANAGER
Call today,work
tomorrow, Lori:
800-736-1379
AFLAC INSURANCE
Email:
champsinc()
adelphia. net
www.champs
haircuts.com


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DIESEL MECH.- exp. only,
Good hrly rate @ Ford
DIrship. Okeechobee Ford
Co. 3175 Hwy 441 S.
Experienced Duct Installer
Apply in person:
Newman AC
202 NE 2nd St.
IMMEDIATE OPENING For ex-
perienced Waitress. Ranch-
ers Restaurant.
(863)763-8115
LABORERS NEEDED: For Jack
& Bore Contractor. Welding
ability preferred. Apply in
person @ 16545 SW Farms
d. Indiantown, FL 34956 or
by phone (772)597-5572.

LARSON DAIRY, INC.
Location: BARN 8
Is hiring a
TRUCK/TRACTOR
MECHANIC.
Includes Various
maintenance jobs..
Knowledge of plumbing and
small electric 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.
Looking for Someone
experienced in concrete
block and flatwork.
Must have drivers
license..
863-357-0852
DAIRY FOREMAN:
Billingual Helpful. Call
863-634-1756 or
863-634-1758
Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.


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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, Okeechobee, FL 34973


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

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








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

Lightsey's Restaurant
in now hiring
ASSISTANT KITCHEN MANAGER
Contact Joe or Ray (863) 763-4276
Apply In Person 10435 Hwy. 78 West.
I
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



for a fast growing construction company.
Previous construction experience preferred.
Please fax resume to: 863-763-4455,
or bring resume to: 200 N.W. 5th St.


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


Praxair, A World Leader in In-
dustrial Gases is now hiring
for various positions in our
fill plant facility. Exc. health-
care benefits, matching
401K retirement & profit
sharing (paid quarterly),
must be able to pass back-
ground check. Please apply
in person at 2534 NW 16th
Blvd., Okee. No phone calls
please. DFWR


SYNAGRO
Needing Class A Drivers
for Sunrise and Martin County
Location. Must have clean
MVR and min. 2 yrs. exp.
Centrifuge exp., a plus.
Excellent benefits!
Call Hollis Mabe @
941-650-3205 or Jaime Fe-
niuk @941-650-3189
EOE


NIGHT OWLS
Second job or prefer
night work? Night
shift positions are
now hiring. Martin Pe-
troleum's Turnpike
operations are ex-
panding and we need
good people. Com-
petitive pay, benefits
and mileage reim-
bursement. Will train
responsible people.
Cashiers are needed
to help develop our
mini-mart concept.
Nighttime driver posi-
tion is currently aval-
able. Apply at
Ft, Drum Citgo, mm
184, FL Turnpike
(863)763-9383
DFWP
PALMDALE OIL COMPANY
DRIVERS NEEDED: Class B,
Hazemat & Tanker. Medical
Benifets, Retirement, Vaca-'
tion & Bonus Programs.
Call (863)763-3617

Walpole Inc.
is looking for
EXPERIENCED
Truck and Trailer
MECHANICS
& HELPERS.
Must have 3 years veri-
fiable experience.
Competitive Pay
w/Excellent Benefits.
Apply at:
269 NW 9th St.
or Call: 863-763-5593
Wanted: Class A or B CDL
Driver with tanker endorse-
ment for local sod and Land-
scape company Full Time.
EOE/DFWP. Call
(772)467-1230.
WAREHOUSE HELP
NEEDED
Walpole Feed
& Supply
Benefits avail. Apply at:
2595 NW 8th Street



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

Services



Babysitting 405
ChilJ Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered4 15
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



ERNEST LANCASTER
SROPPY SANDERS
Sanders Concrete LLC
License #CB0055264+
Screen Room, Carport
Room Additions
Aluminum Roof Over
(863)634-2044


ALL PURPOSE
HANDYMAN
Home repairs, daily labor for
hire, 20 years experience in
carpentry. Call Fred
(772)708-3546
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more. suc-
cessful people!


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


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



NEED AN ATTORNEY
ARRESTED?
Criminal Defense,
*State *Federal, *Felonies,
*Misdemeanors, *DUJI,
*License Suspension,
*Parol, *Probation,
*Domestic Violence,
*Drugs "Protect Your Rights"
A-A-A Attorney
Referral Service
800-733-5342
24HOURS7DAYSAWEEK.




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
When doing those chores is
doing you in, it's time to
look for .a helper in the
classifieds,
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets. Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
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Clothing 565
Coins. 'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 580
Crafts-.Supplies 585
Cruises 590.
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment,
Supplies 625
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Jewelry 635
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Luggage 645
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Equipment 6635
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Services 670
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Pools & Supplies 685
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Equipment 690
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Wanted to Buy 740




AIR COND.(2)- 20K BTU Re-
verse Cycle, and 5500 BTU,
both window units, $375.
(863)674-0467.
CENTRAL AIR & HEAT UNIT-
.$350 or best offer.
863)467-4982 ,.or
863)763-2632.,
Shop here first
The classified ads


CHEST FREEZER Good condi-
tion. $50. (863)763-7358
CHEST FREEZER- Small floor
mijidel ).5 OhI86 l194,.1181

DRYER- Kenmore. Greal
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METAL ROOFING- Uc,,e
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VINYL SIDING Dc.- 12i0 0n
II 'h,0.1) :r eiei.l o tt r

VINYL SIDING 15. Gray. dp.
prio, 400 *: II ':, U 0 ( r
Pil oner 18il8b6 .10-21'l1
WINDOWS (2) Guirel, Vinyl,
Thermopane, 5/8th low E,
Argon gas filled. 36x36.
$200 both, (863)467-5956



TYPEWRITER, Portable, Elec-
tric, Intelliwriter Plus by
Sharp. Asking. $200.
(863)357-4831
WINDOWS 3, Double paned,
3'x6' Single hung. $150.
Will separate.
(863)763-3693.


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Farm-Style Windmill
Built primarily from fir plywood, this decorative
farm-style windmill responds to even light breezes
with 12 smooth-spinning blades a vane. Its
blade hub turns on a ball bearing attached to a shaft,
and the shaft, blades and vane pivot on a lazy-susan
bearing. The completed windmill stands nearly 7
feet tall at the tip of the uppermost blade and mea-
sures about 20 inches wide at the base.
Farm-Style Windmill plan (No. 695) ... $9.95
Windmills Package (No. C147)
Three projects incl. 695 $21.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects). .. $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
P.O. Box 2383 this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91409 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
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I Money Back Guarantee 9,


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



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


WEDDING DRESS, sz. 4, Glo-
ria Vanderbilt, Satin/Pearls.
Long train. Gently worn 1x
$150 863-983-2224 aft. 6p


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



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


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.
.$300./all. (863)674-0467.
COUCH, England, Large.
w/matching chair & otto-
man. Beige w/blue & mauve
floral. $350 863-357-1560
DINETTE TABLE, 4 chairs
New, Never used. $199.
(561)516-0666.
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



EASY GO GOLF CART re-
stored, $9200.
(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.'



EXERCISE BIKE- Schwin sta-
tionary, asking $55.
(863)357-0371.
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifileds


STEPPER BIKE, & Multi Task
Upright weight bench, Must
see. $200. neg.
(863)467-2292.
TREADMILL, Weslo, Electric.
Includes floor mate. Still un-
der warrantee. $300
(863)634-7577 r1
WEIGHT SET: 150 Ibs of wts.
w/bench that inclines & de-
clines. Squat rack & Lat.
tower. $175 (863)357-2829



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
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.


QUARTER SLOT MACHINE
$125.(863)763-6342. "



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


CHICUAHUA- Male, Born Mar.
13th '05. CKC Reg., Black &
white. Long haired. $400.
(863)467-1516.
DACHSHUND, (2), AKC,
Males, 1 red, .1 chocolate,
$350 with papers,
(863)763-2049 after 7 pm
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
LAB PUPPIES, Pure Bred,
Shots & wormed. No pa-
pers. $325. Each.
(863)674-0156.
PEACH & WHITE DOVES- old
enough to eat on their own,
$20 each. (863)675-6214
aft 6.
RABBIT OR BIRD CAGES-
several sizes, $60 will-sell
separate. (863)635-4690.
Frostproof.
TOY CHIHUAHUA PUP male,
black, no papers, $350.
(863)763-2749


CAMERA- Canon 35mm,
w/flash,stand, telephoto
lense, perfect cond, $100.
(863)824-0801.


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




BILLIARD TABLE- 5x9, good
condition, you must haul,
$500 or best offer.,
(863)763-9796.
Your next job could be in
today's classified. Did
you look for it?


CB/HAM 1000 watt apm.
New. $385. (863)414-0787.
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 brand, $125.
(863)697-9704
JOINTER 7"- with stand, ask-
ing $150. (863)612-0033.
TABLE SAW- 10", Craftsman,
good -condition, $85.
(863)763-7584.
TABLE SAW- 1 1/2 HR 10",.
$125. (863)763-6342.


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



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


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

Agriculture I



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.,/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




ROUND BALES OF HAY
$20..@.
863-634-9111


HORSE- 2 yis old unbiukec
H 300 83- 6 75-3008
MINATURE STUD HORSE.
31" tall, child broke, incld,
saddle & tack, 2yrs old,
$1200. (863)227-0367.
SADDLE, 16" Big Horn, West-
ern, Gated. Black. Good con-
dition. $300.
(863)763-8988



BUSH HOG MOWER- With
Stump Jumper. $175.
(863)674-0212.
FINISH MOWER, 6 ft., like
new, used one season,
$1100.
(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.

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ISpecial Notice


Lot# 96 Bucldkhead Ridge.
Marina. 30' Park Model,
Ft/Room, storage, shed,
dock, deck & patio,
Furnished. $29,500.,
$350. Lot Lease.
217-429-1426.
Stuart, Park model 12'x40',
prep for FL/Rm. Fridge, mi-
cro-stove. furn. It. oak, 3/4
ply fir $4700. 772-229-2811
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neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet In
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to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
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Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos.'
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



BASSWOOD, New 3br 2ba
split plan Good Rental & His-
tory required. No Pets.
$1000. x's 3 (631)875-4701
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.
772-794-2438/772-538-8183
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.



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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 10,35
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



CLEWISTON- 2.5 acre vacant
land, Pioneer in Clewiston,
$65,099 neg.
(954)547-8042.



Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
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wor.i.ild p) iure liid IJr.,i
Re1Iior'eveholCpJr




MOBILE WORKSHOP
14. 52 :oriini ijojt e ir u p
i.1 500JL nee, .5 15 8 1 J


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes-Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 20210




RIM CANAL, 1BR Travel Trail-
ers. Very clean/nice yard
$450 & $475. mo. $300.
Sec. 824-8718 / 697-0214.
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
classified.



LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FRshermens Dream.


CADILLAC BROUGHAM '83, 4
dr, 75% restored. 50 K, Cold
A/C. Parts less than 4 yrs.
old. $2000 863-517-0386
CHEVY CAVALIER '99, A/C,
New engine parts. Good in-
terior. $3500. or best offer.
(863)610-2190
CHEVY LUMINA- '93, Dual air,
Very Good condition. $1800.
(863)234-1009 or
863)674-0843. ..
CHEVY RS CAVALIER- 4 door,
new tires, 38K miles. Very
clean. $2000.
(863)357-0232.
DODGE INTREPID '97, Sport,
A/C, P/W, Runs good.
$1200. (863)824-6781.
DODGE NEON '98, Runs good.
4 door. $1,800.
(863)697-2622.
FORD TAURUS 1989, 4 Door,
$1000. (863)447-0384
FORD TEMPO- "93, Good
Condition. $1500.
(863)234-1009 or
(863)674-0843.
HONDA ACCORD '84, Runs
good, well maintained. 105K
org. mis. 1 owner, 41000.
(863)467-9950
MERC SABLE LX WAGON,
'94- engine needs work,
$700. (863)805-8786.
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.


Recreation



Boats 3,5
Campers RVs .'010
Jet Skiis 'i35l
Marine Accessories ?020
Marine Miscellaneous 3'025
Motorcycles 2t,(i'
Sport Vehicles ATVs 30,J.



BAYLINER, '99, 16 ft., 75hp,
galvanized trailer, good con-
dition, $2500 neg.
(863)634-9771
BOATS (2) 1 12' fiberglass
w/trlr, 15 HP Evinrude, 1 15'
walkthru w/trlr, no motor,
$500 (863)674-1105.
EVINRUDE- 25HP, Electric
start like new cond. $1295.
(863)635-3465.
MERCURY '01, 25 HP electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645,
MON-ARK 17 Ft. w/ 90 hp en-
gine. Includes trailer & cano-
py to cover boat. $1200 or
best offer. (863)675-6738
PONTOON BOAT, Not pretty,
but good. 40 hp Force.
$1400. (863)697-2623
TIDECRAFT BASS BOAT &
TRLR, '83- 140HP Suzuki ,
fiberglass, $1 800.
(863)946-1481.

V/HULL Aluminum, 12', with
fish finder 18hp Johnson
motor. With live well. Trail-
er. $985. Neg.
(863)414-0787.
ZODIAC- 9.5', "Fast Roller' in-
flatable, red/white. Fairly
new. Asking $550.
(410)221-6165..


COLEMAN POP-UP 1996,
sleeps 6, NA/C, porta potti, &
much more! $2300/neg.
(863)697-2411.
FLEETWOOD '99, 21', Hybrid,
A/C, Bunk beds, sleeps 7,
Good Cond Asking $8500
(863)467-2773


DUTCHMAN, 26', Great fixer
upperf Villa RV Park on 441
SE Screen Rm. & A/C.
$4000 863-357-2633



FIBERGLASS BOAT MOLD-
length 13ft, beam 5ft, V-Hull,
$300. (863)467-5496.






HARLEY DAVIDSON 1998
Springer Soft Tail
3500 org. mls.
Lots of Chrome. Selling for
$15,500 or possible trade
for land. (954)564-3508



FOUR WHEELER- Runs Good.
$500. (863)763-5471.
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


TRAVEL TRAILER, '05, Cardi-
nal, 31', 2 electric slides,
warranty, same as new.
$25,900


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted '010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 41020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4'030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks-1040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 41065
Vans 4070

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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
NISSAN 4X4, '91- 99K miles,
King Cab, runs great, $2500.
(863)675-3834.


CHEVY VAN EXPRESS 1999
Extended Van, White, V8
Good condition. $5,900.
(863)610-1675.
Dodge 1500 Cargo Van, "95,
1/2 ton, a/c, 161k mi., theft
alarms, A-1 cond. $2000.
(863)357-6640
FORD ECONOLINE 300- 6cyl,
4 speed manual trans. A/C,
2 bench seats. Runs good.
$1150.(863)447-0613
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HYUNDAI ACCENT 1995,
Runs good. Cold A/C. Must
see! $2000. (863)634-1259
or (863)697-0191
NISSAN 300ZX 1987, Runs
fast. Needs work. $450 firm.
(863)612-0900
NISSAN MAXIMA 1995, Good
$3500 863-675-3776
OLDS DELTA 88, '86- runs
good, $500 or best offer,
(863)801-1724.
OLDSMOBILE 98 Regency
Elite 1996, Fully loaded. Ex-
tra clean. Brakes need work.
$1200 (863)675-7306
PONTIAC 6000- '88, All pow-
er, A/C, Low mileage. Clean
$995. Firm. (863)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- '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.
(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 $1000.
( 8 6 3 ) 6 3 4 1 077
800-966-3511 ext. 173
MERCURY COUGAR, '77, 2
door, low miles, $1200.
(863)357-0371



FORD BRONCO, '87 4X4,
5.81t, body in good shape,
runs but needs work. $2500
(863)634-4338


CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878


CAR DOLLY, like new, used
very little, new paint, new
$1,150, asking $925 or best
offer. (863)697-9704
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
or Kawasaki Mule. $900.
(863)692-2229.
FORD '66, 352 Big Block.
Runs good, does not
knock/smoke. $700. Neg or
trade. (863)441-4534
FORD F150,'86, 4x4 parts, ti-
tle, 3" body lift parts or
whole. $700.
(863)441-4534
OLDS TORONADO 1988 En-
gine runs, trans. has prob-
lem. Great for parts. $200 or
best offer. (863)467-0987
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, 245/70R/17. Used,
Good tread. Asking $125.
(863)697-3146 or
467-0883.


TONNEAU COVER, Leer, Fi-
berglass, Silver. Fits Dodge
Ram 1500. Good condition.
$600. (863)763-8988


Glider Settee
This do-it-yourself glider set-
tee seats 2-3 adults and fea-
tures an adjustable sunshade.
Step-by-step directions and
basic construction techniques
make it simple. The project
measures 51 in. long by 28
in. deep by 65 in. tall.
Glider Settee plan
(No. 369)... $9.95
Outdoor Furniture Pack
4 plans incl. 369
(No. C94)... $25.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
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Van Nuys, CA 91409.
Please be sure to include
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Publi otc 50


Revisioneoi line anOn uaiiiicalunoenii o iu uiuniiai Aif ru mvG
In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Florida Statutes,
the Okeechobee County School Board will consider revision of the Job Description
for Supervisor of Food Service at its meeting on Thursday, May 19, 2005, at 6:00
p.m., in Room 303, 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
Copies of the proposed Job Description are available in the Superintendenrs Office lo-
cated in Room 307, 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
The revised title and qualifications are:
TITLE: Supervisor of Food Service
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Masters Degree or higher in educational leadership or
related field, or
2. Certification in school food service, or
3. Three (l) ars.ep.rience in food service administration or
scoo amini1straion.
This revision of Job Description will not affect individuals from an economic stand-
point.
Patrcia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
51371 ON 4/29/05


PublicNotices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



LEGAL NOTICE
Galaxy Warehouses, 3050 SW. 3rd Ter-
race, OkeechoDee, FL, will be con-
ducting a public sale or otherwise
dispose of contents of the following
units to satisfy the delinquent storage
lien. This ad place in accordance with
Flonda Statutes 1985, Section 83.806.
Units to be sold are: Unit #
James Allen 65
Richard Prowant 55
Mike Raulerson 62
Sale will be conducted at Galaxy Ware-
houses at the above address on Satur-
day, May 6, 2005 at 8:00 AM. Items
may be withdrawn before sale by pay-
ing all liens in full by 5:00 PM, Friday,
May 5, 2005. 863-763-5044.
Items for sale include miscellaneous
household items, office equipment,
toys and tools. Open door sale. Cash
only. A $20.00 cleaning deposit will
be taken and will be refunded when
unit has been cleaned out.
51747 ON 4/29;5/6/05
LEGAL NOTICE
Okee Warehouses, 2671 Highway 70
West, Okeechobee, FL, will be con-
ducting a public sale or otherwise dis-

This ad placed in accordance with
Florida Statutes 1985, Section 83.806,
Units to be sold are: Unit #
Lucia Aguilar 7-27
Janice Billie 9-51
Betty Billie 3-17
Amy Conrad 9-46
Steve ElIler 9-17
Jesse Fleming 6-19
Terry Galvas 6-59
Gary Leitsch 7-60
David McGregor 6-06
Josephine Navejar 7-07
Candid Nelson 8-13
Raymond Parker 6-57
Jolna Pelayo 6-12
Priscilla Pinon 7-23
Jeanie Porter 5-11
David Ray 4-14
Kdris Rolling 7-08
Jaye Saunders 7-16
Susanne Yates 6-07
Sale will be conducted at Okee Ware-
houses at the above address on Satur-
day, May 6, 2005 at 9:00 AM. Items
may be withdrawn before sale by pay-
S n ,,. j... :, 1
Galaxy Warehouses, 3050 S.W. 3rd
Terrace, Okeechobee. 863-467-2588.
Items for sale include miscellaneous
household items, office equipment,
toys and tools. Open door sale. Cash
only. A $20.00 cleaning deposit will
betaken.
51747 ON 4/29;5/6/05


PUBLIC NOTICE
Representatives of Okeechobee County
and International Union of Operating
Engineers #487 will meet on Monday,
May 9, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the
County Annex, i..,,,;'.-, n,.i Di,.,pi
ment conference: ,.:,,-,T i 5 rw .ln
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida, for the
purpose of engaging in collective bar-
gaining negotiation pursuant to Chap-
ter 447, Floda Statutes.

i. r., ,,, r,., F. .

Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
51375 ON 4/29/05


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