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Vol. 96 No. 122


Monday, May 2, 2005


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Got rodents?
Get owls!
Do you know any places
that have too many rats? UF
Professor Richard Raid has
been concerned that agricul-
tural areas. have relied on
chemical rat poisons to man-
age these furry fiends. He's
discovered at the EterJlades
Research and Education Cen-
ter a non-chemical way to
help reduce these pests by
encouraging barn owls the
focus of this week's feature
column.
Over the past few weeks
several Okeechobee high
school students are learning
about pest management prac-
tices like using barn owls and
nest boxes. They will be using
this idea and many more in a
new late May event: the Inte-
grated Pest Management
(1PM) Brain Bowl. They will
be showing residents north of
the Lake that we can also get
rid of excess rodents with
these fine feathered friends.
Page 6

Drought Index
Current: 187
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Bur m Ban: None

Lake levels

14.83 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
13.95 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
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Index
Classifieds ...... 10-12
Comics ........ ... 9
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ........ .10
Obituaries ...... .3
Opinion .... . .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports .............8
TV ............... 11
Weather ............ 2
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mouth resuscitation and CPR.

Don't just survive hurricane season


By MaryAnn Morris
Okeechobee News
How long will your neigh-
borhood be in need if hurri-
cane season is bad again?
Last year was exceptional,
and the forecasters say that the
exception has become the'
norm. Most hurricane seasons
are likely to be worse because
the weather cycles have
changed.
"Okeechobee County has
only one volunteer Certified
Emergency Response Team
(C.E.R.T.), and that is for the
Heritage Village neighbor-
hood," said Gene O'Neil,
director of Okeechobee Coun-
ty Emergency Management.
"People want to help in a dis-
aster, but without some train-
ing there's little they can do to
help us. Without knowing


what the situation is in an
area, we can't know what is
needed and how badly. A
C.E.R.T team can tell us."
A Certified Emergency
Response Team can be a big
help during the time when you
and your community may be
on your own for a period of
time because the disaster may
be widespread, lost communi-
cations and impassable roads.
C.E.R.T. training covers the
basic skills that are important
to know in a disaster when
emergency services are not
available. You will want to
help. With training and prac-
tice and by working as a team,
you will be able to do the
greatest good for the greatest
number after a disaster, while
protecting yourself from
becoming a victim.
"We will offer the training if


we can get a group of ten or so
from a neighborhood," said
Mr. O'Neill and we can make a
schedule to fit the needs of the
group. We need people who
can be physically active to
check their area, maybe do
light rescue, check the damage
and report the information to
the Emergency Operations
Center, so we can get help to
those who need it the most
first."
"Without actually going out
to every area or hearing from a
C.E.R.T., we don't really know
what the situation is," said Mr.
O'Neill.
Training will be scheduled
on the basis of the needs of
each group. For more informa-
tion about how you can help,
please call Gene O'Neill, direc-
tor of Emergency Management
(863) 763-3212.


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Members of the Kiwanis
Club of Okeechobee learned
on Thursday what Indianapo-
lis, Ind., Washington, D.C., and
Tallahassee all have in com-
mon.
. Local resident and Florida
history buff Ernie Wayman told
Kiwanis club members at their
April 28 meeting that the cities
mentioned were the only three
cities in the United States origi-
nally designated as capital
cities.
"Those cities were situated
for citizen's access to the capi-
tols," Mr. Wayman said.
He also stated that his inter-
est in Florida history brought
him to the discovery that the
original cattle in Florida were


not brought here by the Span-
ish, but by Indians and run-
away slaves fleeing Georgia in
the 1860s during the Civil War.
Other announcements
made at the Kiwanis Club
meeting were:
The public is invited to
attend the Economic Develop-
ment meeting taking place at
the KOA Wednesday, May 4,
beginning at 7:30 a.m. A conti-
nental breakfast will be served.
Scholarship selection has
been completed for the Kiwa-
nis Club Scholarship and will
be awarded at Okeechobee
High School Scholarship Night
on Tuesday, May 17, at 7 p.m.
in the school auditorium.
The Kiwanis Club of Okee-
chobee meets at noon every
Thursday at the Village Square
Restaurant, 301 W.S. Park St.


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Agri-Civic Center

to host horse show
OKEECHOBEE The Miniature
Horse Club of South Florida will
hold shows on Saturday, May, 14,
and Sunday, May 15, at the Okee-
chobee Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R.
70 E.
Gates will open at 9 a.m. and
the show will start at 10 a.m. both
days. Ticket prices are $3 for adults,
$2 for seniors and $1.50 for stu-
dents.
The American Miniature Horse
Registry classes will be on Satur-
day, and the American Miniature
Horse Association classes will be
held Sunday. Halter classes will be
held in the mornings, and perform-
ance classes will be held in the
afternoons.
For information, call (863) 763-
7724; (561) 798-6129; or, (772)
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Glades County Roundup


Staff photo/Pete Gawda
Hawaii, Hawaii, Hawaii
Friday was Hawaiian Day at South Elementary School. These first graders came dressed
for the occasion. They are: (left to right) Taylor Beal, Madison McCallister, Masie Trent
and Brayden Rucks.


Staff Photo/D. Hamilton
Arbor Day celebration
(Left to right) Juan Loredo, Michael Mann, Victoria Mills, Kristal Vega, Esteban San-
tibanez, Brooke Smith, second graders from North Elementary School dig in to celebrate
trees for Arbor Day celebration on' Friday.


Lion's Club to
meet on, May 10
The next regular meeting of the
Moore Haven Lions Club will be
held Tuesday, May 10, starting at
5:30 p.m. It will be a dinner meet-
ing and will be held at the Ameri-
can Legion Hall on River Road in
Moore Haven.
Mentors needed
at West Glades
West Glades School needs you.
Do you have one hour a week to
spend with a student? Some stu-
dents are struggling in math, read-
ing, or just need some extra atten-
tion from a caring adult who will
listen. If you are able to volunteer
one hour or more, from 8:15 a.m.-
2:30 p.m., please call Billy Marchal
at West Glades School at (863) 675-
3490.
Mentors are
needed at MHES
Moore Haven Elementary
School (MHES) needs you. Do you
have one hour a week to spend
with a student? Some students are
struggling in math, reading, or just
need some extra attention from a
caring adult who will listen. If you
are able to volunteer one hour or
more a week between 8 a.m. and 2
p.m. or during our after school pro-
gram from 3-4:30 p.m., call Kristi
Hingson at MHES to get signed up.
The school number is (863) 946-
0737.
Bus drivers
are needed
The Glades County School Dis-
trict will be offering a bus-driving
course for anyone interested in
driving a school bus for the district
for daily routes and/or extracurricu-
lar trips. If interested, please con-
tact Doug Manke at (863) 946-
3662. Classes have begun and take
place in the evenings.
GED classes
are available
The Glades County School Dis-
trict is offering GED prep classes at
Moore Haven High School (room
26-003) for adults who wish to
obtain their GED. Classes are on
Tuesday and Thursday nights from
6-8 p.m. You may register the night
of the classes. If you have any ques-
tions you may call Scott Bass at
(863) 946-0202 ext. 13.
Faith in Action
is expanding
Faith in Action in LaBelle is


expanding to Clewiston and Moore
Haven in 2005. ReSidents of any
age with chronic disease or illness
in those areas who have a need for
assistance with everyday tasks of
living can call Liz at 983-7088 or
675-1446 for more information.
Those with a desire to make a dif-
ference in someone's life by volun-
teering are encouraged to call the
same phone numbers for more
information on this wonderful vol-
unteer program benefiting resi-
dents in Hendry/Glades Counties.
Upcoming events
at senior center
Upcoming events and classes
offered at the Nobles Center, 475 E.
Cowboy Way, LaBelle, exercise
class with Barb Brandenburg
meets M-W-F every week at 9 a.m.
Hendry County Health Depart-
ment Heart to Heart Program and
Senior Connections are offering an
eight-week Diabetes Class at 2
p.m., each Wednesday at the
Nobles Senior Center. Classes
include the diabetic diet, under-
standing carb counting, eye and
foot care, and the ABC's of dia-
betes (the AIC test, Blood Pres-
sure, and Cholesterol.) All diabet-
ics, long term or newly diagnosed,
are welcome.
GAL program
needs advocAtes
The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
Program needs volunteers to repre-
sent the best interests of abused,
abandoned and neglected children
before the court, social service
agencies and the community. No
special educational degree is
required. Guardians need to be
someone with common sense,
good judgment and a commitment
to helping a child. Attendance at
three training sessions held in Fort
Myers is required. Please contact
Kelie Hedrick at: (239) 461-4360 or
(800) 269-6210 for more informa-
tion, and to reserve your space for
training.
American Legion
now hosts bingo
Moore Haven American Legion
Post 299 is now having bingo, Sat-
urday nights at 6 p.m. Hamburgers,
drinks and dessert will be provided
at a minimal cost.
Chinese
speaker needed
Moore Haven High School is in
need of a volunteer who can speak
Chinese. Please contact the school
at 946-0811.


Help stop
the violence
The Hendry and Glades Domes-
tic and Sexual Violence Council's
mission is to increase community
awareness about domestic and
sexual violence and victim safety
by providing services, referrals and
education relating to the affects of
domestic/sexual violence in our
community. The meetings rotate
between LaBelle, Clewiston and
Moore Haven. To get involved in
the council or for information
about meeting dates and times,
please call Abuse Council. and
Treatment, Inc.'s Rural Extension
(REACT): (863) 674-1811 8:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m. to speak with an advo-
cate.
Post disaster help
for older adults
Project HOPE counselors will
be available on site once a week
from 9-11 a.m. at Senior Connec-
tions offices and dining sites in Feb-
ruary. Elders in need of help due to
the hurricanes of last summer can
speak in person with a specially
trained disaster crisis counselor
courtesy of Hendry Glades Mental
Health. Counselors will be in
LaBelle on Tuesdays, (675-1446)
Clewiston on Wednesdays, (983-
7088) Moore Haven on Thursdays
(946-1821) and Buckhead Ridge
on Friday (567-1253.) Call for loca-
tions and/or directions. Disaster
funds are still available to help
older adults who continue to need
assistance with such issues as
stress related problems, emotional
loss, roof repair, insurance
deductibles, appliance repair or
replacement, chore work, etc.
Accountability
report available
The "No Child Left Behind
School Public Accountability
Report" for Moore Haven Elemen-
tary School is now available in the
elementary school office. If you
would like a copy of the report,
please stop by the office and one
will be made available to you.
Program offers
energy assistance
The Agricultural and Labor Pro-
gram, Inc. located in Winter
Haven, has been awarded a grant
from the Department of Communi-
ty Affairs to provide Low Income
home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
services to eligible applicants in
Hendry and Glades counties. For
an application and/or information
please call (800) 330-3491.


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Sheriff's Office
April 27
Assist another agency,
Charles Harvey Highway
Stolen vehicle, N.W 46th Ave.
Burglary, N.W. 32nd Ave.
Missing person/recovery, S.E.
Eighth St.
Suicide/threats, N.E. 50th
Court.
Burglary, N.W 46th Ave.


Domestic battery/prisoner in
custody, U.S. 98 N.
Suicide/threats, S.W. 24th
Ave.
Traffic stop/prisoner in cus-
tody, U.S. 98 N.
Disturbance, U.S. 78 W.
Assault, S.E. 50th Ave.
Suicide/attempt, U.S. 78 W.
Traffic accident, U.S. 78 W


Obituary


Albert George
Lamb, Sr.
Albert George Lamb, Sr., age
65, of Okeechobee, died Saturday,
April 30, 2005, at Raulerson Hos-
pital. Mr. Lamb was the son of
Earl Jenks and Gladys Mae Lamb.
He served in the U.S. Army, a
Korean War veteran. Mr. Lamb
was a retired fireman.
He is survived by: his wife of
43 years, Janice Lamb; sons,
James E. Lamb of Daytona Beach,
Harry H. Lamb of Utica, N.Y. and


Albert Lamb, Jr., of Lewistown,
Maine; daughter, Dawn Cooper of
Okeechobee; 17 grandchildren;
sister, Lula Lund of New Berlin,
N.Y.; and, brother, John Lamb of
West Palm Beach.
A memorial service will be
held on Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at
11 a.m., at the Fort Drum Com-
munity Church with Pastor Fred
Hodges officiating.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.


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Community Events

Chamber sponsoring concerts
Brenda O'Connor, executive director of the Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce, has announced that the Chamber, in
conjunction with Morgan Renee Entertainment, are finalizing
plans for a concert series. Information on the bands and
artists will be announced at a later date. To volunteer your.
help at any of these events, call the Chamber of Commerce at
(863) 763-6464.

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-come, 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 loca-
tions: Douglas Brown Community 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 Okee-
chobee 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
Okeechobee Civic Center and Teen Town Center for an addi-
tional 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 Okee-
chobee, Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties to repre-
sent the best interest of abused, abandoned and neglected
children in. court. These classes will take place at the Vero
Beach Women's Club, 1534 21st St., in Vero Beach on May 2-6
from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. For information and an application,
call (772) 785-5804.

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 1 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 activi-
, ties.,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
Okeechobee KOA Kampground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. It will begin
at 7:30 a.m., and is being held to help plan the economic
future of the area. Economic development consultant William
H. Fruth of POLICOM Corporation will lead an all day planning
session which will help create a strategic plan to increase the
size and quality of the county's economy in the future. Partici-
pants 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.
Frith 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.

Martha's House will hold yard sale
Martha's House will be having a yard sale Thursday, Friday
and Saturday May 5-7. Everything in the building and shed
must go. Come help us clean house.

Flotilla offers boating program,
Coast .Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57 will be starting a boating
safety and seamanship program on May 5. Participants will
learn: to outfit their boat safely; the boating Rules of the Road;
tips on trailering; and, how to use a boat safely and efficiently.
The last program was packed with people from 12 to over 60
years in age, and all had good things to say about the experi-
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Upcoming Events

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 Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863) 763-
6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m. in the conference room at The
Gathering, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., for a weekly 12-step recovery and sup-
port group meeting for women overcoming chemical dependency. For
information, call (863) 467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
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. Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863)
467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big
Lake Mission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., at noon. All Rotarians and the public are invit-
ed. For information, 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 informa-
tion, call (863) 357-0297.
The .Gathering Church vercomers 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 mem-
ber is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-
6076.

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 inrworking towards the betterment of our com-
munity. 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
information, 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 the V.F.W.
Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are invit-
ed. For information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths
to life. 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 Boutrin. at (863)
467-2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is located
next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group that offers sup-
port and education for people who have been diagnosed with clinical
depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual
diagnosis.

Thursday
Tantle Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index
and. military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510
or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanirs 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, corttact Ray Worley at (863) 467-
0985.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth Street, is open for
blood donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-
.9360.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for
information.
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.


Community Events

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 Wednes-
day, Sept. 7, from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The center will also be
open Friday, Sept. 9, from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. It will then be
open every Wednesday and Friday. Please call ahead one day to
reserve any specific equipment you may need. For information
during working hours call (863) 763-6510. During hours the cen-
ter is closed call.(863) 467-5261, or (863) 357-7711.

Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools need the help of the community and
are seeking tax deductible donations to help rebuild their play-
ground 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 Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Preventiont.
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 vis-
iting. We would- like to invite the community to help us with this
project. For more information, contact Chairperson Myra White
at (863) 357-2975.

Children's council seeks volunteers
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of
a few fine people to submit an application to the Okeechobee
County Board of County Commissioners to be a part of the
council. Governor Jeb Bush makes the final appointments with
terms of two or four years. The council meets monthly to dis-
cuss programs and needs of the children in the community.
Once a year, agencies request funds through a grant process.
Each council member "adopts" an agency or two as their own
and monitors the programs' services that they provide to our
children. Those interested in completing an application should
contact Cathleen Blair, executive director at (863) 462-4000, ext.
255.

Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part
of their Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a
group of trained volunteers who respond to local disasters such
as structure fires, floods, etc. If 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 Okee-
chobee Branch by calling (863) 763-2488.

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

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's, House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking
for two to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or
days, Monday through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2
p.m. We are also looking for a volunteer to become the director
and a board member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer
should communicate well with the public and should be able to
seek support from city and county officials, business executives
and other organizations. Work days and hours are flexible. Call
(863) 634-2306 for information.

Back to School supply drive starts
The Shared Services Network's Community Collaborative
Council is sponsoring its annual Back to School supply drive for
Okeechobee's children in foster care.
These supplies will be given to the children in Okeechobee
during their annual foster care picnic just before school starts.
The children are in need of: pencils, pens, markers, colored
pencils, crayons, highlighters, notebook paper, construction
paper, folders, binders, pencil boxes, lunch boxes, backpacks,
glue, scissors, rulers, erasers, index cards and calculators. For
information on becoming a foster parent, call the Hibiscus Fos-
ter Parent Training Program at (800) 403-9311. Supplies may be
taken to the Community Collaborative Council meetings during
April, May and July. The meetings will be held in room 303 of the
Okeechobee County School Board Office, 700 S.W Second Ave.
For information on the school supply drive or the council's
meetings, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.


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6 The Okeechobee News, Monday, May 2, 2005



A non-chemical way to rid of rodents: get owls!


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Do you know any places that
have too many rats? UF Profes-
sor Richard Raid has been con-
cerned that agricultural areas
have relied on chemical rat poi-
sons to manage these furry
fiends. He's discovered at the
Everglades Research and Educa-
tion Center a non-chemical way
to help reduce these pests by
encouraging barn owls the
focus of this week's feature col-
umn.
Over the past few weeks sev-
eral Okeechobee high school
students are learning about pest
management practices like
using barn owls and nest boxes.
They will be using this .idea and
many more in a new late May
event: the Integrated Pest Man-
agement (IPM) Brain Bowl. They
will be showing residents north
of the Lake that we can also get
rid of excess rodents with these
fine feathered friends.
Rodents, primarily in the
form of rats and mice, cause mil-
lions of dollars in damages
annually to crops grown in the
Everglades Agricultural Area
south of Lake Okeechobee. Not
only do rodents destroy and con-
taminate crops, they frequently
damage equipment and struc-
tures with their gnawing. Rats
also can spread human diseases


I. UNIVERSITY OF
S"FLORIDA

IFAS EXTENSION

such as Plague and Hantavirus.
In 1994, the University of
Florida initiated a nesting box
program in the EAA in an
attempt to enhance native barn
owl populations. One of nature's
most efficient rodent predators,
a nesting pair of barn owls may
easily destroy more than 1,500
rodents per year, serving as a
sustainable form of rodent con-
trol.
Five different species of owls
are found in Florida. Barn owls
are a species that inhabits areas
much like Okeechobee partially
open country, farmlands, mead-
ows, and towns. They fly during
the night over two miles from
their roosting areas, searching
for small rodents.
These are big birds, standing
14 inches tall, with a heart-
shaped "monkey" face. Barn
owls range in color from white
to buff to a cinnamon-brown.
They get their name from their
common nesting places: aban-
doned farm buildings like barns,
pump houses. Sometimes they
are called "ghost" owls because
of their white face and underbel-


ly feathers. They are not "hoot"
owls; rather, they make a sound
described as much like a
screaming person.
Bird atlas data suggests that
the Barn Owl is common and
widespread in the southern
Florida peninsula. But, it also
shows that Okeechobee has
fewer documented cases of barn
owl nesting than areas nearby
around our county. That's kind
of surprising, considering we
have the right kind of habitat for
these predators.
In Florida, nesting usually
takes place from March through
July. A pair of owls often pro-
duces two broods per year. The
natural nest sites are secluded
places like tree cavities with a
depth of 4 feet, abandoned
machinery, or old buildings.
Although the owls are excel-
lent rodent controls, their nest-
ing habits may harm buildings,
barns, and pump houses on
farms when nesting. By building
and placing nesting boxes along
ditches and canals surrounding
farmlands, Dr. Raid has watched
barn owl populations in the
Glades rise to a point where they
had a significant impact on
rodent pest populations. And
when the barn owls moved in to
nest boxes, the owl's destructive
behavior to structures was also
reduced.


Barn owls have quickly
adapted to the nesting box
design promoted by EREC
researchers. More than 90 per-
cent of boxes showed signs they
were being used within a year of
placement. In addition, due to
their safe, protective nature, the
nesting boxes appear to support
an extremely high rate of young
owlet survival.
Although research on the ulti-
mate impact on rodent popula-
tions is currently in progress,
some Everglades growers
already attest to the effectiveness
of the owls by reduced their use
of rodenticides.
Besides learning how to build
and place owl nest boxes, IPM
Brain Bowl participants have dis-
sected sterilized barn owl pellets
- the undigested regurgitated
remains of the barn owl's prey.
They will follow in the footsteps
of thousands of other students
south of the Lake that have
learned first-hand what the barn
owls have been eating, a lesson
they never forget.
UF Barn Owl Project leaders
have involved hundreds of stu-
dent volunteers in the construc-
tion of nesting boxes. Now the
Brain Bowl participants will help
extend this effort to our area and
throughout the Treasure Coast.
This direct participation in assist-
ing a desirable wildlife species
provides our youth with a sense
of accomplishment and contri-
bution. All in all, this is a win-win
proposition unless you're a
rodent!
I've placed more information,
including instructions on how to
build your own barn owl nest
box on our Okeechobee web
page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on barn owls, please email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us at (863) 763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at
458 Hwy 98 North in Okee-
chobee, and visit our Okee-
chobee County Master Garden-
ers on Tuesday afternoons from
I until 5 p.m.


Photo courtesy/Jason Martin, U/IFAS Everglades REC
Barn owls are big birds, standing 14 inches tall, with a heart-
shaped "monkey" face. Barn owls range in color from white
to buff to a cinnamon-brown.


Photo Courtesy/Eric Zamora, UF/IFAS
UF graduate researcher Cosandra Hochreiter checks on a
barn owl nesting site on the grounds of the Everglades
Research and Education in Belle Glade.


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a depth of 4 feet, abandoned machinery, or old buildings. This nesting barn owl is resting
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2800 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-1545
10% OFF cost to repair any Central A/C
Okeechobee Air Conditioning
312 S.W. 2nd St.
763-8391
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ANTIQUES
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10% Discount on Service & Sales
ART GALLERY
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115 S.W. Park St.
357-1199
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AUTO
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3585 Hwy. 441 N.
763-2666
5% OFF on selected maintenance services
including tune-ups, oil services, etc.
BARRELS
Darrell's Barrell's
6420 Hwy. 98 N.
763-8727
10% OFF all barrel's
BEAUTY SALONS
Incredible Hair & Nails
2303 S. Parrott Ave.
357-2282
10% OFF any service
BEAUTY SUPPLIES
Trading Post Indoor Shops
AVON
3100 Hwy 441 S.
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BOATS
Big 0 Boats
1000 N.W. 9th Street
763-8650
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CLEANING
AA Honest Cleaning Service
P.O. Box 1784
467-6729
10% Discount
COMPUTER PARTS
T&D Computer Parts
6690 S.E. 88th Trail
467-1107
4% Discount on purchases $1,000 & under
8% Discount on purchases over $1,000


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405 W. S. Park Street
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DRY CLEANING
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1700 S. Parrott Ave.
467-1799
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357-2744
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FLIGHT TRAINING
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2982 Aviation Way
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561-460-7766
10% Flight Instruction, Air Craft Rental or Sight
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927 W.S. Park Street
763-5515
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Trading Post Indoor Shops
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3100 Hwy 441 S.
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GUTTER SYSTEMS
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1677 S.W. 8TH ST.
763-7704
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413 S.W. Park St.
357-6700
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Nature's Pantry
417 W.S. Park St.
467-1243
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2303 S. Parrott Ave.
357-1116
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Unique Mirrors & Verticals
302 S.W. 2nd Ave.
467-7372
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Pelham Nursery
4333 Hwy. 441 S.E.
467-7415
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419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
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419 W.S. Park St.
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4523 S.E. 30th St.
763-5959
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4459 S.E. 21st Ct.
357-2773
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4341 S.W. 99th Drive
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6420 Hwy. 98 N.
763-8727
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2900 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-6263
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3391 Hwy. 441 South
467-1040
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467-0488
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315 S.W. Park St.
763-1313
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763-2636
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BUSINESS 7


Ihe Okeechobee News, Monday, May 2, 2005


LBFH selected as finalist


for prestigious award


PALM CITY LBFH, Inc.
today announced that it has
been selected as one of the final-
ists for the prestigious South
Florida Business Journal "Busi-
ness of the Year 2005" award in
the field of engineering. The
selection as a finalist is a notable
achievement given the intense
competition among the 140
applications submitted for this
premier recognition.
As a finalist, LBFH was recog-
nized for demonstrating all the
facets of successful business,
which represents growth, lead-
ership and commitment to Flori-
da during a special luncheon on
April 21 at the Westin Diplomat
in Hollywood, Fla. "LBFH feels a
tremendous sense of accom-
plishment in being given an
award," says President/CEO


Mike Hermesmeyer. "We
worked very hard fostering
our business with a talented
team of individuals. I am proud
to see us achieving our goals as
a company and being recog-
nized in the community for our
achievements both as an
employer and as an outstanding
provider of high-level consulting
civil engineering, surveying and
mapping services to both public
and private clients."
The South Florida Business
Journal each year recognizes
the accomplishments of.various
business industries in the South
Florida marketplace. Businesses
are examined on such criteria
as: "number of employees, rev-
enue range, percentage of net
income growth, employee
improvement and benefit pro-


grams and company involve-
ment in civic and nonprofit
groups." The companies are fur-
ther judged in detail about their
"products and services, awards,
corporate philosophy, goals and
mission, innovations and diver-
sity initiatives." The winners and
finalists are then chosen for the
"Btsiness of the Year" award.
LBFH, Inc. is a Florida con-
sulting civil engineering, survey-
ing and mapping services firm,
which is rated one of Florida's
top 25 engineering firms
(according to surveys conduct-
ed by Florida Trend & the South
Florida Business Journal) and
voted "Best Place to Work" in
2004. LBFH is also the recipient
of the "Florida Institute of Con-
sulting Engineers Professional
Development Award."


Okeechobee welcomes new


financial services business


By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
Newly opened business, Her-
itage Financial Services is a family
owned business and Flo Williams,
president and principal broker of
Heritage Financial Services says
that she wants to keep it that way.
Ms. Williams states that she would
have opened in her downtown
location a lot sooner had it not
been for last year's busy hurricane
season. Ms. Williams' son Matt
Williams, who is also vice presi-
dent of Heritage Financial, and
Tony DeCarlo, account executive,


did much of the repair and renova-
tion to the new office themselves.
The mortgage brokerage services
office which is located at 309 S.W
Park St. finally opened in Decem-
ber of 2004. Ms. Williams, a resi-
dent of Okeechobee since 1971,
says she believes in small home-
town business and is involved
locally to help build a better com-
munity. She and her husband, who
are also owners of another family
operated business, raised their chil-
dren here and involve them in the
family owned businesses in hopes
of keeping them local.
The new Chamber of Com-


merce members of Heritage Finan-
cial recently hosted their first Cof-
fee Klatch meeting on April 21
since opening the office.
The financial services provided
by Heritage Financial Services
include residential, small business,
commercial, mobile home, small
acreage, and home equity loans.
The hours of operation are Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
and Saturday hours are available
by appointment only. Contact Her-
itage Financial Services for more
information about services provid-
ed at (863) 467-8899.


BLNB promotes Thompson


to senior vice president


Joe G. Mullins, president and
2EO of Big Lake National Bank,
mnbunced the promotion of Bob
rhompson to m
seniorr vice ,



bankerr with
inanciaentl and
ranking experi- Bob
rne. Most of Thompsonis


hese 30-years
vere with small community banks
n Kentucky and North Carolina


Bob Thompson joined Big Lake,
National Bank as a commercial
lending officer in October of 1999.
He and his wife became residents
of Okeechobee County and have
resided here since his becoming
associated with Big Lake National
Bank.
Mr. Mullins stated that, Mr.
Thompson is a true assel, not only
to Big Lake National Bank, but to
our community as well. He is a
banker who understands small
community banks.
Mr. Thompson, ,\ho had
recently had his office at the North-
Parrott Ave. location will be relo-
cating to 1409 S. Parrott Ave. and


can be reached at (863) 467-4663.
Big Lake National Bank was
established in 1986 as an inde-
pendent community bank in Okee-
chobee and has expanded to nine
locations in South Florida's heart-
land with total assets over
$320,000,000. Big Lake National
Bank is an independent communi-
ty bank with offices located in
Okeechobee, Wauchula, Moore
Haven, Clewiston, LaBelle, Arca-
dia, Lake Placid and Port St. Lucie.
Big Lake National Bank has served
Okeechobee and the surrounding
areas since being established in
1986.


Staff photo/D. Hamilton
Heritage Financial Services, a family owned business, opens new office in downtown Okee-
chobee. Heritage Financial Services vice president and licensed broker, Matt Williams (left),
president and principal broker, Flo Williams (center) and account executive, Tony DeCarlo
(right) offer a variety of financial services for customers.


Business Briefs


Agri-Civic Center
to host horse show
OKEECHOBEE -- The Minia-
ure Horse Club of South Florida
.vill hold show s on Saturday, May,
14, and Sunday, May 15, at the
Dkeechobee Agri-CiviR Center,
1200 S.R. 70E. : .
Gates will open at 9 a.m and
-he show will start at 10 a.m. both
Jays. Ticket prices are $3 for
adults, $2 for seniors and $1 50
"or students.
The American Miniature
-lorse Registry classes will be on
Saturday, and the American
Miniature Horse Association
:lasses will be held Sunday. Hal-
.er classes will be held in the
-nornings,, and performance
-lasses will be held in the after-
roons.
For information, call (863)
763-7724: (561) 798-6129; or,
772) 3411-7610.


Judge refuses to
dismiss Vioxx suit
-MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -
An Alabama judge on Friday
refused .to dismiss a wrongful
death suit filed against Merck &
Co. by a woman who said its
painkiller Vioxx caused her'hus-'
band's death.
Circuit Judge John Rochestei
rejected the dismissal motion by
Merck but \ill hold a hearing
Tuesday on motions by both sides
to postpone the scheduled start of
the trial.
In calling for dismissal. Merck
argued that the Vio\xx samples
Cheryl Rogers claims killed her
husband. Brad, did not even leave
the company until six months
after he died.
But Rochester said in his order
Friday that while there were dis-
crepancies in Roger's testimony,
they did not "merit a dismissal of
her claim." He said it's up to the jury


to determine Rogers' credibility.
Saks Inc. selling
its stores to Belk
NEW YORK (AP) Marking
the first step in the breakup of Saks
Inc., the Birmingham, Ala.-based
depa.lrienrt i..tore operator on Fri-
day said it is selling its Proffitt's and
McRae's department stores to pri-
vately held retailer Belk Inc. for
$622 million in cash as it considers
selling its northern mid-priced
department store group.
Saks, however, said it will
retain and continue to operate its
luxury Saks Fifth Avenue Enter-
prise division, as well as its
upscale Parisian stores.
.Upon completion of the trans-
action, which has been approved
by the boards of directors of both
companies, Belk, based in Char-
lotte, N.C., will.operate a total of
275 stores in 14 states with an esti-
mated annual sales volume of
$3.15 billion.


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Courtesy photo/BLNB
First birthday
Big Lake National Bank staff celebrates their first birthday with a "big" Big Lake cake.
Celebrating the bank's first birthday party are: (front row), Marie Palacios, Denise Kelly,
Bonnie Dailey and Marnie Lauter; and, (back row) Melody Hodges, branch manager and
Monica Gaitan.


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Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Bass teen tourney
D.J. Strait had a good sack of fish Saturday afternoon
weighing 7.10 Ibs. He was one of the competitors at the
teen fishing tournament held at Okee-Tantie Marina.


Hours announced
for community pool
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
physical 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 tournament team one week-
end a month.
They will play two games on
Saturday and two games on
Sunday in different cities in the
state. The team is in need of out-
fielders and infielders.
For information call .Harry
Bell at (863) 382-0542.
The cost will be $15 per
weekend.

OCRA meets
each month
The regular monthly meeting
of the Okeechobee Citizens
Recreational Association
(O.C.R.A.) for May will be held
at the Okeechobee Sports Com-
plex on the first Thursday of
each month at 7:30 p.m.
Everyone over the age of 18 is
welcome to attend.

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 Ath-
letic Association. Anyone inter-
ested 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.

Church hosting
golf tournament
The Oakview Baptist Church
will host a golf tournament on
Saturday, May 21, at the Okee-
chobee 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 limit-
ed to 112 golfers, so early regis-
tration is urged.
A barbecue luncheon will be
provided.
The cost is $40 per player
with a four-man team scramble.
For information, contact Nancy
at (863) 763-1699.


Junior tennis
tourney slated
The second annual Okee-
chobee Junior Tennis Tourna-
ment will be held Saturday, May
21, at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex tennis courts.
Check in time is 8:45 a.m.
Tournament 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 play-
er which includes a T-shirt,
lunch, balls and awards.
For information, contact Dave
Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or 532-
9316.

Team Trail
slate announced
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail
has announced its 2005 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.

VMS 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
make reservations for your four-
some at (863) 697-0952 or (863)
467-0130; or call Yearling Middle
School (YMS) at (863) 462-5056
for information.

Slate for tennis
lessons announced
Dave Ellis, a USPTR certified
tennis pro and high school
coach, is offering five weeks of
recreational tennis lessons at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex.
Classes will meet Monday
through Friday starting on Mon-
day, June 6, and ending on Fri-
day, July 8. Classes are deter-
mined 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
summer for $90 for six, one-hour
sessions.
For information, contact Dave,
Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or (863)
532-9316.

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

Golf tournament
will benefit CIS
Communities In School (CIS)
and the Police Athletic League
(PAL) are hosting their sixth
annual golf tournament on Sat-
urday, June 18, at. the Okee-
chobee Golf & Country Club.


There will be an 8 a.m. shot-
gun start.
Entry fees are $45 per person,
or $180 per team. Sponsorships
are available. The cost of a hole
sponsorship is $150; a tee spon-
sorship is $75; and, a team spon-
sorship is $180.
There will also be chicken
and rib barbecue dinners.
Prizes will be given to the
first, ninth and next-to-last place
teams.
All proceeds Will help fund
CIS projects: Mentoring Charac-
ter Counts and Youth Center.
For information, call CIS at
(863) 462-5327.

Youth football
sign ups planned
Sigp-ups for the new Pop
Warner football league and
cheerleading program will take
place on June 25, July 2, 9 and 16
at Teen Town from noon until 4
p.m.
Parents must provide copies
of the child's birth certificate,
their most recent report card and
a current physical at registration.
The cost of registration will be
$75.
For information contact
James Shockley at (863) 634-
3482, Albion Crowell at (863)
697-2576 or Kristen Barker at
(863) 697-6073.

Hunters can apply
for license online
Beginning July 1, 2005, the
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission will revise the
method in which hunters may
apply for regular and special
quota hunt permits.
The current paper-based sys-
tem has been in place for at least
25 years. With the new method
hunters will be able to apply for
regular and special quota hunt
permits through their Total
Licensing System (TLS) at
license vendors statewide or
from their website MyFWC.com.
For information,, contact
Eddie White of the FWC at 850-
488-8573, ext. 17336.


AP photo/John Russell
Final round
Stacy Prammanasudh watches her chip shot on the par-eighth hole during the final
round of the Franklin American Mortgage Championship in Franklin, Tenn., Sunday, May
1. Prammanasudh started the final round with a two-stroke lead over defending champi-
on Lorena Ochoa of Mexico.


Young angler
Kyle Monti was one of 24 young anglers who competed
in a teen bass tournament Saturday at Okee-Tantie Mari-
na. Monti brought five fish to the scale for a total weight
of 4.42 Ibs.


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Ball throw competition
Fifth grade student Diego Fonseca threw the ball 91.5 ft.
during the ball. throw competition at North Elementary
track meet Friday morning.


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Field Day
Dymond Wiggins celebrates the end of kindergarten test-
ing at North Elementary School with extra recess.





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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 fol-
lows:
Theatre I "XXX: State of the
Union" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday
at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednes-
day 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. Monday 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

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

Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Since its creation by Congress in
1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxil-
iary has served as the civilian, non-
military component of the Coast
Guard. Today, the 33,000 volunteer
men and women of the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary are active on the
waterways and classrooms in over
2,000 cities and towns across the
nation. Each year, Auxiliarists (folks
just like you) save almost 500 lives,
assist some 15,000 boaters in dis-
tress, conduct more the 150,000
courtesy safety examinations of
recreation vessels and teach over
500,000 students in boating and
water safety courses. The results of
these efforts save taxpayers hun-
dreds of millions of dollars every
year. For information, call (863)
467-3085.

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

Readlibrary
books online
The Okeechobee County Public
Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., has
announced a new service for those
patrons with e-mail accounts. Yoqu
can join the Chapter-A-Day Online
Book Club sponsored by the
Friends of the Okeechobee County
Library. All you need to do is visit
the library's web page at
www.heartlineweb.org/oke and
choose the link to the Online Book
Club. Simply follow the directions
on the page. You will start receiving
chapters from popular books in
your daily e-mail. After you have
read two or three chapters from a
book, you will begin receiving
chapters from a new one. Each


Monday you will start a new book.
There is no charge for this service.
You don't even need a library card.
All you need is an e-mail address
and five minutes a day to sample
the wonderful world of reading

Subsidized
childcare available
Thee Okeechobee County
School Readiness Coalition is cur-
rently enrolling eligible children
into subsidized childcare. The pro-
gram is currently serving children
age birth to. kindergarten age. Both
parents must be working or attend-
ing some type of school or training.
There isan income limit based on
family size. Call 1-(866) 273-6340 to
be placed on the waiting list.


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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
JACK RUSSELL Male, Brown
White. Needs Med's. Near
Quail Woods & Berhman Rd.
Please call (772)519-2256.
SMALL SCHNAUZER- "Abby"
female, last seen 4/25, vic of,
Crooked Creek Plantation,
Call (863)357-6259.


FREE KITTENS: To good
home. (863)467-4864

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Do-it-yourselfers with a baby
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sharp edges or points, and its
spindle sides allow air to cir-
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measures 41 in. long by 30
in. tall by 22 in. wide.
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(863)467-4389 mornings.
KITTENS- 8wks old, to good
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sq. ft. Inside in good cond.,
C, Blinds. & Carpet. Free,
you haul. (239)728-3614
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MIX- 6mo need good
home. Good with kids.
(863)763-6195 Leave Msg.
PUPPIES Golden Retriever, Pit
Bull & Cur mix. Free To
Good Home. (863)357-7539
Call after 7pm.
WOLF HYBRID PUPS- 10
wks, free to good homes.
(863)441-2139
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Employment -
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Employment -
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Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A/C SERVE. TECH/INSTALLER
w/min. 3 yrs exp. Pe-
pendable, clean DL;,Good
Pay, Comp. Truck, Benefits,
401K, DFW
SOkeechobee A/C 763-8391
Careglver Needed, hours
Mon.Fri, 9am-2pm, Sat.,
9am-11pm, Sun., 9am-gpm,
taxes withheld, only serious
need apply. Call
(863)634-4666
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified


Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/ training at Okechobee
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


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



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


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*NOW HIRING*


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

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

FAX RESUME TO 467-2402


DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Operational & Maintenance Support
Maintenance & Repair Workers, General L2
Maintenance Mechanic
BB: 49-9042-2 Pay Band: 04
PSN # 053222
Okeechobee County Health Dept.
1728 NW 9th Avenue
R 0. Box 1879
Okeechobee, FL 34973-1879
863-462-5786
Annual Salary: $20,441.58 to $51,103.94
Open Competitive Opportunity
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We hire
only US citizens and lawfully authorized alien worker. If you
need an accommodation because of a disability in order to
participate in the application/selection process, please notify
the hiring authority in advance. The State of Florida does not
tolerate violence in the workplace. Preference shall be given
to certain veterans and spouses of veterans as provided by
Chapter 295, Florida Statutes.
Special Notes: "Anticipated Vacancy" Experience in building
maintenance repairs, operations of diesel equipment/motors
& other mechanical equipment
Background/fingerprint check & drug screening required. May
be required to work before, during, and/or after emergency
disasters. Apply online www.myflorida.com look for People
First.
Closing Date 05/06/2005
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IMMEDIATE OPENING
Part-Time Pharmacist
Pharmaceutical Services
Located at
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call:
(863) 357-2442
for more information
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Lightsev's Restaurant


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


MECHANIC
Lykes Citrus Management Division has openings for a full time
mechanic'at its Basinger Grove Shop. Duties include diag-
nosing, tp.i.inii, inril m.ainin] company vehicles, trac-
tors, and equipment. Need some experience in diesel &
gasoline engines, hydraulics, air conditioning and automo-
tive electrical. Welding and fabrication experience is a plus
but not required.
GROVE LABORER
Lykes Citrus Management has openings for Grove Laborer at
its Basinger Grove. These positions involve repair to drp irri-
gation systems and performing weed and vine removal;
hand tasks as needed.
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Lykes Citrus Management has openings for Equipment Opera-
tor at its Basinger Grove. These positions involve operating
and servicing grove equipment; performing hand labor tasks
as needed.
HERBICIDE OPERATOR
Lykes Citrus Management has an opening for Herbicide Op-
erator in its herbicide operations. Duties include operating
double boom herbicide tractors in citrus groves. Equipment
operator experience required. Herbicide experience desired
but not required.
Lykes offers competitive wages, benefit package and paid
holidays.
Interested applicants should apply in person at the Lykes Ba-
singer Grove office, 490 Buckhorn Road (8 miles East of
Lorida on Highway 98.)
Affirmative Action Employer
Drug Free Workplace
M/F/D/V
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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
Your new home could be Get a quick response to any
in today's paper. Have item you may be selling
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239-369-9617.

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Co. 3175 Hwy 441 S.
DRIVERS & HELPERS
(Must be 21)
Must have CDL. Exc.
Benefits! Apply at:
Wastes Management,
Inc. 10800 NE 128
Ave. Okeechobee, FL
34972. No phone
calls please!!
EOE, DFWP


Trellis Trio
Ideal for climbing vines and
roses, these simple designs
take only a day or two to
build and each stands about
six feet tall. In addition to the
trellis pictured, the plan
includes two other designs.
Trellis Trio plan
(No. 673)... $8.95
Garden Trellis Package
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.RIVERS
Srgl Conipjny win Well
S inijirird Equipmrai r:;
looking for: Experienced,
Qualified, Hardworking
Drivers. Must have: Class
A License and be willing to
work 51/2 days.
Choice of work area from:
Orlando south or Longer
Trips to north Florida/
South Georgia. Perma-
nent work with a variety
of loads.
Call (863)763-6606

Experienced 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
Rd. Indiantown, FL 34956 or
by phone (772)597-5572.

LARSON DAIRY, INC.
Location: BARN 8
Is hiring a
TRUCK/TRACTOR
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 driver's
license.
863-357-0852
PALMDALE OIL COMPANY
DRIVERS NEEDED: Class B,
Hazemat & Tinker. Medical
Benifets, Retirement, Vaca-
tion & Bonus Programs.
Call (863)763-3617
Salesman Wanted
For fast growing
Aluminum Company.
Please call (863)467-2341
SURVEY CREW- All positions.
New Okeechobee Surveying
Co. Pay negotiable.
(954)224-9612.
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


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




TOP BRANCH
TREE SERVICE &
LANDSCAPING
Demolition/trash removal
Complete Residential/Comm
Licensed, Insured, Bonded
Call Bob NOW!!
863-357-3141


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



OFFICE ASSISTANT
P/T Experience a MUST.
Call Chris @
(863)467-9193
SECRETARY, PT: 20 hr. wk.
3 yrs. office exp. minimum
required. $10,800 annual
salary, benefits.
Apply at: http://
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Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315





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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 4 10
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




ERNEST LANCASTER
ROPPY SANDERS
Sanders Concrete LLC
License #CBC055264+
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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer.-Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health 3, Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment,'
Supplies 625
Household Items 330
Jewelry 635
Lamps,' Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies,"
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies."
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 7115
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
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.
CENTRAL AIR UNIT w/Com-
pressor & Air handler built in
1 unit. 2 ton Coleman. $500/
best offer. (561)622-2548


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

DRYER- Kenmore, Great
shape. Only $75. Guaran-
teed & free delivery.
863-675-8937.
MICRO RANGE COMBO Frigi-
dair, Full size, Excellent con-
dition. $350.
(863)763-3693.
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER-
GE, white, 18.2 cu. ft. Frost
free with ice maker. Like
new. $175. (863)857-8788.
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
classifleds.



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



FIBERGLASS STEPS- 5 steps
and landing 2 railings, like
new, $200 neg.
(863)467-0877.
VINYL SIDING D5- 1200 sq.
ft. $600. or best offer.
(863)610-2190.
VINYL SIDING D5- Gray, ap-
prox. 400 sq. ft. $300. or
best offer. (863)610-2190.
WINDOWS (2) Gorrel, Vinyl,
Thermopane, 5/8th low E,
Argon gas filled. 36x36.
$200 both. (863)467-5956


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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


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iSpecial Notice 0155 1


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.



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 lx
$150 863-983-2224 aft. 6p


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



COMPUTER- Compaq Desk
Pro, w/monitor, keyboard,
mouse, over 30 games.
$100. (863)843-0158,


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
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, $2200.
(863)692-2229.
GOLF CART, Electric, 4 Seater
w/box bed. Work or Pleas-
ure. 36 V charger. $1100.
(863)763-5316
GOLF CLUBS- Northwestern,
left handed, Premium set,
$300. (863)467-5756.


GUN, AR-15. 223 Cal w/Clips
& Scope. New! $1200. Call
Cell# (863)610-0632
GUN, FEG 9mm mak. with 2
numbers matching maga-
zines, nice, small, $200
firm. (863)946-0296
RUGER MINI 14-, Early Pre
Ban very low serial #, Extra
mags, $599.
(863)763-5110.



EXERCISE BIKE- Schwin sta-
tionary, asking $55.
(863)357-0371.
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
WEIGHT SET: 150 lbs of wts.
w/bench that inclines & de-
clines. Squat rack & Lat.
tower $175 (863)3572829



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


AMER PITT BULL TERRIER-
CKC, 7 weeks old, $300.
863)467-7778 or
863)697-6420.
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'x1l0' Galvanized metal
roof. $120. (561)996-2126.

GUINEA PIG / RABBIT CAGE,
Like new w/all accessories.
$30. (863)467-5756
JACK RUSSELL PUPPY- 9mo.
$300. or best offer.
(863)447-5296.
PEACH & WHITE DOVES- old
enough to eat on their own,
$20 each. (863)675-6214
aft 6.
TOY CHIHUAHUA PUP male,
black, no papers, $350.
(863)763-2749



BILLIARD TABLE- 5x9, good
condition, you must haul,
$500 or best offer.,
(863)763-9796.
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20 minutes of your day

is the time spent reading

with your child from

birth to age nine.


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 715
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed -Products 6810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies'
Services Wanted 820
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 8-15
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants.'
Flowers 865




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


HORSE- 2 yrs old, unbroken,
$300. (863)675-3008.
MINIATURE STUD HORSE-
31" tall, child broke, incid,
saddle & tack, 2yrs old,
$1200. (863)227-0367.
PAINT MARE, 8 yr. old,
needs exp'd rider, very
flashy, $2500.
239-253-2804
SADDLE, 16" Big Horn, West-
ern, Gated. Black. Good con-
dition. $300.
(863)763-8988



BISH HOG MOWER- With
Stump Jumper. $175.
(863)674-0212.
FINISH MOWER, 6 ft., like
new, used one season,
$ 1 1 0 0
(863)675-1914/673-1846
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. (863)357-6202
RIDING LAWN MOWER,
Snapper, 8HP, 30" cut, like
new. $400. (239)810-2821.


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 '45
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



FURNISHED APT- all utilities
paid, mature adults only, No
pets, on water, call
863)357-2044 between
-4pm daily.


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.


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, 23-1/2 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. ,i
TABLE SAW- 10", Craftsman,
good condition, $85.
(863)763-7584.
TABLE SAW- 1 1/2 HP, 10",
S$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
VACUUM CLEANER Oreck
Buster portable With all at-
tachments. $30.
(863)467-6548


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


Emplymet *II


English Garden Set
Inexpensive and easy to
make, the do-it-yourself set
pictured above requires most-
ly straight cuts, a few curved
cuts traced from full-size pat-
terns and basic construction
techniques. The bench mea-
sures about 60 in. long by 35
in. tall by 25 in. deep.
English Garden Set plan
(No. Cl ll).. $24.95
Individual plans
Bench (No. 855) .. $9.95
Chair (No. 856).. $9.95
Table (No. 857)... $7.95
End Table
(No. 858)... $7.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
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for Mobile Homes. Call
Now! Bob 357-3141




TIRED OF WAITING??
Call Bob NOW!!
863-357-3141
Vinyl siding, skirting, Interior
Repairs, Decks
Licensed, Insured, Bonded


Real state



Business Places -
Sale In
Commercial
Property Sale 101r'
Condos
Townhouses Sale1lrC5
Farms Sale 102,0
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1130
Investment
Property Sale 10'5
Land Sale 10-40
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1051:
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 10:60
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



OPERATING DAIRY FARM
1089 acres mol including 2
lakes located in beautiful
North Florida. NRCS
compliant, 550 head dairy
cows, 2 new large cooling
barns accommodating 600
head, all milking equipment,
lagoon, manure transfer
and all irrigating pipelines.
1999 Mack truck and milk
tanker. 3 tenant mobile
homes. Also includes 4000
sq. ft., brick home with 4
bedrooms, 41/2 bathrooms,
in ground swimming pool,
under ground sprinkler
system and chain link fence.
PH# 386-935-1150 or"
386-935-3150


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



SEEKING 30-200 +/- acres of
wooded/pasture land. Not a
Realtor/Developer.
(772)460-1539.

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.



LAKE OKEECHOBEE
Fishermens Dream.
Lot# 96 Buckhead Ridge
Marina. 30' Park Model,
Fl/Room, storage, shed,
dock, deck & patio.
Furnished. $29,500..
$350. Lot Lease.
217-42-1426.
Stuart, Park model 12'x40',
prep for FL/Rm. Fridge, mi-
cro-stove. furn. It oak, 3/4
ply fir $4700.772-229-2811

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 302C'
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs ?~L:5



EVINRUDE- 25HP, Electric
start like new cond. $1295.
(863)635-3465.


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12 The Okeechobee News, Monday, May 2,2005


BAYLINER, '99, 16 ft., 75hp,
galvanized trailer, good con-
dition, $2500 neg.
(863)634-9771
BOATS (2) 1 12' fiberglass
w/tdr, 15 HP Evinrude, 1 15'
walkthru w/trlr, no motor,
$500 (863)674-1105.
MERCURY '01, 25 HPR electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
PONTOON BOAT, Not pretty,
but good. 40 hp Force.
$1400. (863)697-2623


MON-ARK 17 Ft. w/ 90 hp en-
gine. Includes trailer & cano-
py to cover boat. $1200 or
est offer. (863)675-6738
TIDECRAFT BASS BOAT &
TRLR, '83- 140HP Suzuki,
fiberglass, $1800.
(863)946-1481.

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


COLEMAN POP-UP 1996,
sleeps 6, NC, porta potti, &
much more! $2300/neg.
(863)697-2411.


DUTCHMAN, 26', Great fixer
upper. 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.



Airboat Engine, Ground Pow-
er Unit, with 520 jugs, needs
modifying, $2000.
(863)675-1754


HARLEY DAVIDSON 1998
Springer Soft Tail
3500 org. mis.
Lots of Chrome. Selling for
$15,500 or possible trade
for land. (954)564-3508
HONDA 1977, Auto shift,
Runs good. Complete w/ac-
cessories. $600.
(863)467-5819
YAMAHA 2003 R6 Street
Bike: Blue, only 4,000 miles,
great condition. $6500. Call
Paul @ (863)634-5698



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


TRAVEL TRAILER, '05, Cardi-
nal, 31', 2 electric slides,
warranty, same as new.
$25,900
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
aster when you sell it
in the classified.


Automobiles



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



CADILLAC BROUGHAM '83, 4
dr, 75% restored. 50 K, Cold
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.
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
MERC SABLE LX WAGON,
'94- engine needs work,
$700. (863)805-8786.


FORD TAURUS, '87 no air,
auto, new tires, low miles,
rebuilt mtr, new batt, $800
neg. (863)763-6396
FORD TEMPO- "93, Good
Condition. $1500.
(863)234-1009 or
863)674-0843.
HYUNDAI ACCENT 1995,
Runs good. Cold NC. 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
c o n d it io n .
$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.
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.
S8 6 3 ) 6 3 4 1 0 7 7
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:
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


CHEVY 1/2 ton, V8, auto Flat
bed/Utility. Runs good.
$1000 or best offer.
863-697-6812.
DODGE PU, '84- straight 6 cyl,
4 on the floor, short bed
-.w/topper, $600
(863)467-6805.
NISSAN 4X4, '91- 99K miles,
King Cab, runs great, $2500.
(863)675-3834.


DODGE VAN, '90, red, nice
body, good condition,
$2000 (863)467-0987
FORD ECONOLINE 300- 6cyl,
4 speed manual trans. A/C,
2 bench seats. Runs good.
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Notice
The Board of County Commissioners of
Okeechobee County, Florida is seeking
interested applicants for appointment
to one (1) regular member and/or one
1) alternate member position on the
manning Board/Board of Adjustments
and Appeals.
This board conducts public hearings,
studies, and reviews necessary to im-
plementation or amendment of the
Okeechobee County Comprehensive
Plan and Land Development Regula-
tions; functions as the Local Planning
Agency (LPA) for the county; hears
and decides appeals relating to devel-
opment orders; renders decisions on
variance requests; and renders deci-
sions on special exception requests.
A member must be a resident of
Okeechobee County and, the board
shall include two (2) residents of the
City of Okeechobee.
Applications may be obtained from the
County Administrator?s Office at 304
NW 2nd Street, Room 106, Court-
house, Okeechobee. All applicants
must submit a completed board/com-
mittee application,
Applications must be submitted to the
County Administrators Office no later
than 4:00 p.m. on May 18,2005.
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
52180 ON 5/2/05


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.:2004-CA-213
OLD STANDARD ULIFE
INSURANCE COMPANY
Plaintiff,
vs.
LOUIS H. BEHR; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF LOUIS H. BEHR, N/K/A MELISSA
BEHR,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated January 20, 2005, and entered
in Case No. 2004-CA-213 the Circuit
Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in
,..,j i ,,, r '...in i: ,,",,'.,t Florida
... '. i1,:.] 1 1...j'] ]' LdI, insurance
Company is Plaintiff and Louis H. Behr
and Melissa Behr are the Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash on the front south steps of
the Okeechobee County Courthouse
located at 304 NW 2nd St., Okeecho-
bee, FL 34972 at 11:00 am on the
18th day of May, 2005, the following
described property Okeechobee
County, Florida:
LOT H, TREASURE ISLAND, UNIT 5, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
65, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
1972 NASH single wide mobile home,
being ID number MN181122R19238
and Title No. 5287548;
1975 MANA single wide mobile home,

1973 BUDD .,,,,l,: ,,,,1 ,Ti,,,[,,i r,,me,
bearing ,',uTi,,, 1 .:1 r. ) ,i, Ti-
tle No.5513018
TOGETHER WITH THE FOLLOWING
PERSONAL PROPERTY:
Unit 1: 3 a/c window units, refrigerator,
gas range, furnace
Unit 2: Central air/heat, electric range.,
refrigerator.
Unit 3: 2 a/c window unit, furnace, gas
range, refrigerator, non-working
sprinkler system.
Dated this 20th day of April, 2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OFTHE CIRCUIT COURT
By:/s/Debbie Goodrich
DEPUTY CLERK
52277 ON 5/2,9/05


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 Put-
nam 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 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 Okeechobee counties.

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 appoint-
ments 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 responsibili-
ties; average wages; where and how to receive the necessary educa-
tion and training; and, employment outlook. A homemade lunch will
be prepared for the volunteers.

Driver's safety course slated
The Church of the Nazarene will be sponsoring an AARP driver's
safety course on: May 7and,14 at 425 S.W. 28th St from 8 a.m. until
12:30 p.m. Registration is at 8 a.m. on May 7. Tuition for the class is
$10 and must be paid by check. You do not need to be a member of
AARP to attend. This class is for seniors, 50 and over. For information,
call Mrs.D.J. Bry4n at (863) 763-0351.

County hosts Cinco de Mayo event
Okeechobee County will host a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the
Okeechobee Count, 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.

Fish fry benefits Habitat for Humanity
The United Methodist Men's Fellowship will sponsor a fish fry to
benefit Habitat for Humanity orn Friday,.May 13, from 4 until 7 p.m. at
the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The church is
located behind the Bank of America building. Tickets are $5 and are
available at the church office. For information, call (863) 763-4021.

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 din-
ners 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 evenlt. More
than 350 KOA Kampgrounds throughout the U.S. and Canada are par-
ticipating in this special event by providing 30,000 free campsites
including KOA Kamping Kabins. Free-will donation boxes will be
available in the KOA stores for campers to make donations to KOA
Care Camps, for children with cancer. Funds raised will be used to
send children with cancer and their siblings to one of'34 special sum-
mer 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 V7, at 5:30 p.m. The dinner and discussion will be held at the
Okeecnobee Community Civic Center located .across from the airport
entrance on U.S. 98. Dr. Suraiya Hussain, a local physician and mem-
ber of Okeechobee's Muslim community, and Rev. Sally Bull, pastor
of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, will be moderating the dis-
cussion. Women of Islam and Christianity will be the focused discus-
sion topic for the evening. Coffee, tea, and table service will be provid-
ed. 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 committee
meeting on May 19 at 4:30 p.m. at the Mainstreet office located on the
corner of N.E. Second St. and N.E. Second Ave. For information, call
Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 462-5000, ext. 259.

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 Bass-
wood 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. Lessons are $25 and will be on a first-come,
first-served basis. For information, contact the pool office at (863)
467-7667.

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-
16,39. If available, tickets may be purchased at the door.

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

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as sec-


ond language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED, Monddy through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole Reser-
vation, Brighton, Adults basic education/GED, Tuesday and Thursday
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, Eng-
lish as a second language, Tuesday and Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.;
One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday
through Thursday, from 7 a.m. until noon; El Centro Santa Fe, 115
S.W Fifth Ave., Citizenship class, Thursday, from 6:30 until 9 p.m.,
Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W 23 Lane, adult basic education/GED
and English as a second language classes, Monday through Thursday,
from 6 until 9 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., Eng-
lish as a second language classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until
9 p.m.; and, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St., English
as a second language, Tuesday and Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski

K.C. attends bass tourney
K.C., a 4-year-old dachshund, watched the weigh-ins of
the teen bass tournament Saturday afternoon at Okee-
Tantie Marina. She is owned by Diane King.


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