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Okeechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 126 Friday, May 6, 2005 504 Plus tax


Inside

Drug operation
leads to arrests
An undercover operation by
the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office Narcotics Task Force
has resulted in the arrest of five
local men on felony drug
charges.
A sheriff's office press release
said the task force was able to
obtain 20 arrest warrants for the
five men.
Arrested were: Frank Jack-
son, 20, N.E. Fifth St.; Techalin
Joseph, 18, N.E. 16th Ave.; Ricky
Lamon McDowell, 42, N.E. Fifth
St.; Simeon Washington, 29,
S.W 17th St.; and Danie Earl
Paldo, 37.
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Index

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Comics ...... .... .9
Community Events .... .4
Crossword ..... ... .10
Obituaries ...... ... .3
Opinion ....... ... .4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ........ ... .8
TV .......... ... 11
Weather ............ .2
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Being neighborly: Workers repair house for free


Staff photo/Pete Gawaa
Ferne Bittner looks at her Taylor Creek Isles mobile home that is covered with Tyvek
after a contractor removed the siding and did not replace it. She claimed the home has
been exposed since February and that she received water damage due to heavy winds
blowing rain into the mobile home.

Local builders help lady in distress


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Thanks to the generosity of
two local contractors and the
help of the building official, a
Taylor Creek woman now has a
watertight home.
Due to a dispute with another
contractor, siding was removed
from Ferne Bittner's Taylor Creek
Isles mobile home in February
and was not replaced, leaving
her to face water damage from
ensuing heavy rains. The same
contractor allegedly committed
several electrical code violations.
In a case that was tabled from
the last meeting, the Okee-
chobee County Construction
Industry Licensing Board fined
the original contractor and sus-
pended his privilege to work in
the county. They also reported
his actions to the state.
Richard Valente of R. J.
Remodeling was fined $500 and
had his ability to pull building
permits in the county suspended
for six months. Since he is a state
certified contractor, any action
taken against his license would
have to be taken by the state. The
board notified the state Depart-
ment of Business and Profes-
sional Regulation (DBPR) of sev-
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her plight, most of the workers donated their time to the
project. They expected the job to be completed in six hours.


Administrative Code.
Mr. Valente was not present at
the meeting. In a later interview
Mr. Valente said that the board
was "way out of line."
"I am within my legal rights to
do what I did. They are not legal
in what they did," he said.
Mr. Valente appeared before
the board at their April meeting
where Mrs. Bittner stated that she
had hired him to repair her storm
damaged 1985 mobile home.
She claimed Mr. Valente was
guilty of poor workmanship and
because of his work, her home is
now in worse condition than it
was after the hurricanes.
Mrs. Bittner claimed that Mr.


Valente removed the siding from
her house and enclosed the out-
side with Tyvek. She also claimed
that the rain came through the
plastic and soaked the insulation
underneath.
Mrs. Bittner claimed that her
home has been without siding
since sometime in February. She
claimed that he removed the sid-
ing and did not replace it, even
though replacement siding was
stacked in her yard.
Mr. Valente claimed he had
no one to install the new siding.
Housing Official Arnold Ver-
wey later stated that it is not the

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By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
Local Kiwanis Club mem-
bers gathered at the Village
Square Restaurant on Thurs-
day to listen and learn a bit
about local history from histo-
rian Betty Williamson. She told
club members of the first
Raulerson family who moved
to this area originally from
Basinger. The Raulerson family
chose this area because it was
high and dry and not as busy
as the "bustling" Basinger area
right before the turn of the
century. At the time of arrival
for the Raulersons, the area
which is now the city of Okee-
chobee was known as, "The
Bend", for the bend in the
river. "When the Raulerson
family first settled here," Ms.


Williamson said, "There were
not enough children in the
area for a school to be formed,
so they borrowed them from
nearby Basinger." George
Hubbard, Ms. Williamson con-
tinued, came to the newly
formed town in 1899 to
become the area's first school
teacher hired by Mr. Rauler-
son. Ten years later, the town,
which had by then changed its
name to "Tantie" hired Dr.
Anna Darrow from Chicago in
1910 to become the city's first
doctor. Ms. Williamson proud-
ly stated to club members that
Okeechobee will celebrate its
90th year as an incorporated
city this year.
In other Kiwanis Club busi-
ness:
The golf tournament which


took place on April 30 was a
great success surpassing funds
raised in the previous year.
"Project Linus" which is a
program to bring security blan-
kets to children in foster care
began at Kiwanis Day in the
Park in Stuart on Saturday. Club
member, Danielle Lamoureux
detailed to club members that
the donations of washable
blankets of all sizes and in child
friendly colors are welcome.
Anyone who wishes to
donate either a handmade
blanket or a blanket bought
from a store, can contact Ray
Worley for more information at
(863) 467-0985.
The Kiwanis Club meets
weekly at the Village Square
Restaurant every Thursday at
12 p.m.


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Kiwanis Club President Marcos Montes DeOca (left), club
member Ray Worley (right), welcomed President of the Okee-
chobee County Historical Society and fifth generation Florida
historian, Betty Williamson, to May 5 Kiwanis Club meeting.


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Undercover drug operation leads to arrests of five men


An undercover operation by
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office Narcotics Task Force has
resulted in the arrest of five local
men on felony drug charges.
A sheriff's office press release
said the task force was able to
obtain 20 arrest warrants for the
five men.
Arrested were: Frank Jackson,
20, N.E. Fifth St.; Techalin
Joseph, 18, N.E. 16th Ave.; Ricky
Lamon McDowell, 42, N.E. Fifth
St.; Simeon Washington, 29, S.W.
17th St.; and Danie Earl Paldo,
37.


Jackson
was charged
with three
counts sale of
cocaine and
three counts
possession of
cocaine with
intent to sell.
He was Danie Earl
booked into Paldo
the Okee-
chobee County Jail under a bond
of $300,000.
Joseph was charged with one
count of sale of cocaine and one


Ricky Lamon
McDowell


count possession of cocaine with
intent to sell. His bond was set at
$100,000.
McDowell was charged with


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Washington


one count sale of cocaine, one
count possession of cocaine with
intent to sell and a misdemeanor
count of resisting arrest without


violence. His bond was set at
$100,500.
Washington was arrested on
two counts sale of cocaine, two
counts possession of cocaine
with intent to sell and one misde-
meanor count of possession of
marijuana under 20 grams. His
bond was set at $100,500.
Paldo was charged with three
counts sale of cocaine, three
counts possession of cocaine
with intent to sell and one misde-
meanor count of possession of
drug paraphernalia. His bond
was set at $300,500.


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usual practice to remove siding
and leave a building exposed for
long periods of time. He said the
usual practice is to replace the sid-'
ing as soon as possible.
At the April meeting, Mr. Ver-
wey presented photographs of Mr.
Valente's work on the Bittner home
to the board. He said the photo-
graphs indicated alleged code vio-
lations in electrical wiring.
Mr. Valente admitted he had
done electrical work without the
proper permit or license.
The board voted to give him 30
days to finish the job properly by
using qualified subcontractors.
At Tuesday's meeting Mrs.' Bit-
tner stated that the day after the
April meeting, Mr. Valente came to
her home and sealed around her
windows and doors with tape. He
then presented her with a bill for
$750 for weather proofing the
home
Then on April 12, Mr. Valente
sent Mrs. Bittner a letter stating that
he was terminating his contract
with her..
On that same date, Mr. Valente
sent a letter to the planning and
development department giving
them notice he was vacating his
permit for Mrs. Bittner's job.
"This is not a situation the
board should condone," Mr. Ver-
wey said.
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May meeting, the electrical wiring
was still not right.
"This board was led to believe
the contractor would make good,
"Mr. Verwey said.
"What is to say he won't follow
this pattern on other jobs?" asked
board member Herb Nix.
According to planning and
development department records,
R.J. Remodeling currently has 18
permits active. Mr. Valente will be
allowed to complete those jobs,
but no additional permits will be
issued to him for six months.
Mr. Verwey stated Mr. Valente's
letter to vacate the permit would
allow another contractor to pull the
permit for the job.
Mike Frank of MBF Aluminum
agreed to help Mrs. Bittner out by
applying the siding for free.
Mr. Verwey said that a permit
for just installing siding could be
' secured in one day. In this particu-
lar case, much of the required
work had already been done by R.
J. Remodeling. Therefore, the
proper permit was secured on
Wednesday.
On Thursday morning, Mr.
Frank had his entire crew working
on the job. They expected to be
completed around 3 p.m.
He said his crew knew nothing
of the situation before they arrived
on the job site. When the crew saw
Mr. Bittner's plight, he said five of
his six crewmembers agreed to
work for free.
Mr. Frank said he was actually
working on the job also. Normally,


said.
The blasts, which Kelly said
happened at 3:35 a.m., shattered
'e 1 a panel of glass in the building's
Dujarric front door and ripped a one-foot
chunk from the planter.
!n placed The British consulate is on the
box out- 9th and 10th floors, the mayor
building. said.
Offices of other foreign diplo-
her the matic representatives were
ined the checked as a precaution and
.des that nothing was found, Kelly said.
powder. Security videos in the area were
one was being reviewed, he said.
:he other In London, a Foreign Office
spokeswoman, asked whether
as used, British authorities believed the
lay Kelly blast was terror-related, said only:

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he added, he did not work out in
the field but in this situation, he did-
n't think it was fair to his employ-
ees if he did not work.
Mr. Frank said such a job would
normally take two days to com-
plete. However, he expected to
complete this job in six hours.
"The lady needs to have a dry
house," he said.
Mr. Frank's project did not
include any decorative or cosmetic
work it was strictly involved with
getting the house sealed.
He said once the house was dry,
Mrs. Bittner would be able take her
time to get the right contractor to
finish the job and do the interior
work.
Mr. Verwey asked electrician
Jim Davis to go out to the house
and survey the electrical work.
When he saw the condition of the
electrical work, he agreed to con-
tract with Mrs. Bittner to rewire the
house.
He said Mrs. Bittner wanted to
pay him right away.
"I'm your neighbor," Mr. Davis
said. He added that he never took
money up front for a job and didn't
charge until the job is done.
"It's the way I do business," he
added.
In other matters, the board:
granted a Structural Restricted
Limited Specialty Registration to
Brian Miller; and,
voted to set qualifications at
one year's experience and passing
the appropriate exams to be
licensed to install storm shutters.


"Investigations are ongoing."
"We're not speculating about
whether it's connected to- the
election," she added. Calls to the
British Embassy in Washington
were not returned.
British Prime Minister Tony
Blair is seeking a third term in
office. With the country's econo-
my doing well, Blair's Labour
Party was widely expected to win
despite anger over his support of
the Iraq war.
The 14-story glass and metal
building, on 3rd Avenue at 51st
Street less than a mile from the
United Nations headquarters, has
retail shops on the lower level.
The closure of streets around
the site caused some rush hour
disruptions. For a few hours,
trains on one subway line skipped
the stop near the site.
In Chicago, police closed a
portion of Michigan Avenue near
the British Consulate for about 30
minutes to search the area as a
precaution, police spokeswoman
Laura Kubiak said.
Editor's Note: Associated
Press Writers Tom Hays and Nick
Wadhams contributed to this
report.


Correction


In the Saturday, April 30 paper
we incorrectly gave the name of
Triston Vlkojan's mother as
Amanda Vlkojan. In fact, Triston
Vlkojan is the son of Valerie Vlko-
jan. We apologize for any incon-
venience this error may have
caused.


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IRCC celebrates largest graduating class


On Saturday, May 7, Indian
River Community College will
conduct its 43rd Commence-
ment Ceremony with the largest
graduating class in the College's
history. During the 2004/2005
school year, 1182 students
earned an associate degree from
IRCC.
The College will award Asso-
ciate in Arts, Associate in Science
and Associate in Applied Science
degrees at the Commencement
Ceremony to be held at 9:30
a.m., at Tradition Field, formerly
Mets Stadium, in Port St. Lucie.
The ceremony will not be held at
the St. Lucie-County Civic Center,
where it has been held for the
past several years.
Eighty three of the graduates
are from Okeechobee County.
Among the many outstanding
graduates are Krystal Mossel
who was in a near fatal car crash
several years ago and had to
relearn- her walking and talking
skills. Mossel will receive an
Associate in Arts Degree and
plans to attend the University of
Florida. Eduarda Arellano, a dual
enrollment student at Okee-
chobee High School and a Take
Stock in Children Scholarship
recipient will be awarded an
Associate in Arts degree. The
nineteen-year-old plans to
attend Florida Atlantic University
to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in
Education.
During the ceremony,, 103
outstanding students will receive
IRCC Foundation scholarships
totaling over $220,000 to contin-
ue their education in upper-divi-
sion universities. Several schol-
arships established by state
universities to reward highly
qualified community college
graduates will be awarded to
students on the basis of academ-
ic merit and community college
involvement.
The Commencement speaker
will be Florida State Representa-
tive Joe Negron. Negron was first
elected to represent District 82 in


the Florida House of Representa-
tives in 2000 and was re-elected
in 2002 and 2004. He is Chair-
man of the House Appropria-
tions Committee, which over-
sees the state budget. The Stuart
resident has concentrated his
legislative efforts on insurance
issues, education reform and
appropriations. The Florida
Chamber of Commerce recently
placed him on its top ten list of
House members. During the
2004 session, Associated Indus-
tries of Florida named him a
"Champion for Business" for his
work as chairman of the House
sub-committee overseeing court
funding.
Negron holds a Bachelor's
degree from Stetson University
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Associate in Arts
Chauna Rene' Aguilar, Verna
J. Alderman, Eduarda Anselmo,
Melinda Francis Arrieta, Justina
V. Betts, Jessica Billie, Brock
Daniel Blankenship, Sally Ellen
Brooks, Rosalind Massey Brown,
Wyketia Matissue Brown, Bob-
bie Joe Castillo, Walter Thomas
Caves; Sue Crawford Clements,
Doanyelle Nicole Conner, Rachel
Cortez, Mary Rebecca Edenfield,
Juan Ramon Garcia, Kiefsten Joy
Griffith, Nancy S. Hamblen,
Christi Joyce Hancock, Amanda
Marie Harris, Jonathan Bernard
Hechavarria, Angela Martha
Hodges, Kevin Franklin Hughes,
Raymond Marcus Lowe,
Howard J. Madrigal, Krystal
Alexandria Mossel, Reynaldo
Navarro, Kenneth Lane Osteen
Jr., Vanessa A. Phillips, Janette
Almedina Pritchard, Natasha
Ann Proffitt, Jessica Ann Reeder,
Rufus Edward Rhoden, Concep-
cion Romero, Elizabeth Ruiz,
Dallas Renee Santa, Catherine
Ann Scroggin, Heather Diane
Simmons, Juliet Adeltha Skinner,
Rebecca Sue Stanley, Lesley
Anne Stevens, Lindsey Marie
Stevens, Rachel Lee Stinnett,


Elizabeth Ann Suggs, Jairo Ben-
jamin Talavera, Nathaniel
DeWayne Terrell, Diane C. Tim-
merman, Paige Elizabeth Van
Hassel, Angela Lynn Villalpando,
Josh A. Wanless, Marci Albert
Weseman, Bethany Jayne Whit-
tington, Tyna M. Wilkins, Brian
Lee Williams, Dawn Crystal
Winer and Cody Tyler Wright.

Associate
in Science
Brandy Nichole Coble, Crystal
Rietta Cooper, Desiree A. Davis,
Miranda Leigh Davis, Allison
Risa Denning, Erika Lee Diaz,
Catherine Bains Druckenbrod,
Missy J. Finch, Patricia Garcia,
Charles Daniel Green, Karen
Elizabeth Griffith, Nicole White-
head Huff, Saundra J. Lynn,
Lowell J. Nance, Ramona J.
Ortega, Briceida G. Perez, Elisa
L. Prevatt, Cathleen S.. Quinn,
Bettilee Read, Julieta Robledo,
Bethany R. Simpson, Eloisa Tor-
res, Nicole Doveree
Tumoszwicz, Letitia Veal, Justin
A. Williams and Temperance C.
Williams.

Associate in
Applied Science
Timothy E. Jenkins, Ryan'
Edward Kelly, Mohit Kotian, Kim
F. Long, John William Smith,
Debra J. Stas and Paulette G.
Yannett.
Honors recipients were rec-
ognized during the Commence-
ment Ceremony. Students who
applied for graduation less than
a week prior to the Commence-
ment Ceremony are not includ-
ed on this list.
If it is necessary to postpone
the IRCC Commencement Cere-
mony due to rain, the rain date
will be Sunday, May 8 at 1 p.m. at
Tradition Field. Students should
listen to WQCS 88.9 FM for
announcements regarding any
changes due to rain or check the
IRCC Website at www.ircc.edu.


Courtesy photo

Speaking of Winners...
Fourth Grade Tropicana Public Speaking Contest Winners were: (left to right) First place:
Kylie Shirley; Second place: Jordan Canevari; Third place: Aubrey Robertson and Fourth
place was won by Shiloh Anuez.


Law Enforcement Activity Log


City Police

April 27
Police service call, S.E. 14th Court.
Open door/window/burglary, S. Par-
rott Ave.
Burglary, S.W. 10th St.
Alarm, S. Parrott Ave.
Burglary, S. Parrott Ave.
Alarm, S. Parrott Ave.
Child/elderly abuse, S.E. Second Ave.
Child/elderly abuse, S.E. Second Ave.
Assault/battery, S. Parrott Ave.
Disabled vehicle, Main intersection. .
Police service call/unfounded, S. Par-
rott Ave.
Police service call, N.E. Park St.
Reckless driver, N.W. 15th St.
Information, N. Parrott Ave.
Man down/sick person,'N.E. Park St.
Information/trespassing, S. Parrott
Ave.

April 28
Animal complaint, N.W. Fifth St.
Traffic accident/assist another depart-
ment, S. Parrott Ave.
Man down/sick person, S.W. Fourth
St.
Police service call, S.E. Eighth Ave.
Building check, S.E. Eighth Ave.
Lost/found/property, N.W. Fourth St.
Forgery/counterfeit, N.W. Park St.
Traffic accident, N. Parrott Ave.
Police service call, N.W. Park St.
Mentally ill person, N.W.: Third St.
Standby, S.W. Park St.
Obscene/harassing phone calls, N.W.


Park St.
Burglary, S.W. Ninth St.
Disturbance/prisoner in custody, N.W.
Fourth St.
Traffic accident, S.R. 70.
Alarm, N. Parrott Ave.
Animal complaint, S. Parrott Ave.
Assist another department, N.W. 12th
St.
Information/burglary/prisoner in cus-
tody, N.W. Second St.
Information, S.E. Second Ave.
Burglary, S.W. Park St.
Traffic accident, N.W. Fourth St.
Information, S.W. Park St.
Police service call, N.W. Ninth St.
Shoplifting, S. Parrott Ave.
Attempt to contact, N.W. Second St.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody, S.E.
Second St.
Suspicious person/vehicle, S.W. Park
St:

April 29
Disturbance, N.W. Ninth St.
Suspicious person/vehicle, S.W. Park
St.
Suspicious incident, N.W. Ninth St.
Disturbance, S.W. Third Ave.
Suspicious incident, N.E. Seventh St.
Information, S. ParrottAve.
Registration check, S.W. Seventh Ave.
Traffic accident, N. Parrott Ave.
Forgery/counterfeit, S.W. Second St.
Escort, N.E. Fourth Ave.
Escort, N.W. Second St.
Traffic accident, U.S. 441 N.
Lost/found property.
Traffic accident.
Police service call, S. Parrott Ave.


Disturbance, S.E. 11lth Ave.
Trespassing, S. Parrott Ave.
Alarm, S. Parrott Ave.
Alarm, S. W. Park St.
Larceny/theft, S.W. Third St.
Warrant, S.E. Second St.
Fight, S. Parrott Ave.
Trespassing, S. Parrott Ave.
Trespassing, S. Parrott Ave.
Disturbance, S. Parrott Ave.
Assault/battery, N.W. Park St.
Suspicious person/vehicle, S.W.10th
Ave.

May 2
Open door/window, Ninth grade cen-
ter.
Mentally ill person, S.W. Second Ave.
Abandoned vehicle, S.W. Seventh
Ave.
Fraud, U.S. 441 S.
Police service call, S.E. Second Ave.
Fire vehicle/brush/structure, U.S. 441
N.
Disturbance, N. Parrott Ave.
Disabled vehicle, S. Parrott Ave.
Lost/found property, S.W. Third St.
Larceny/theft, S.E. Eighth Ave.
Disabled vehicle, N.W. Fifth St.
Traffic accident, N.W. Park St.
Hit and run, S. Parrott Ave.
Larceny/theft, U.S. 441 S.
Suspicious person/vehicle, N.W. 10th
.Ave.
Open door/window, U.S. 441 N.
Intoxicated pedestrian, N.W. 11 th Ave.
Intoxicated pedestrian, N.W. Park St.
Alarm, N.E. Park St.


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Obituaries


Bonnie
Marie Galloway
Bonnie Marie Galloway, age
92, of Okeechobee, died
Wednesday, May 4, 2005 at
Raulerson Hospital. She was
born Oct. 13, 1912 in Arlington,
Ohio, the daughter of Oscar E.
and Gertie Ethel Russell. Mrs.
Galloway had been a resident of
Okeechobee for 28 years. She.
was a member of the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church and
the Mount Blanchard Methodist
Church in Ohio. She was a mem-
ber of the Eastern Star and her
favorite past time was playing
cards.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Clark V. Galloway.
Survivors, include: her son,
Robert (Betty) Galloway of
Union City, Mich.; daughters,
Carol Decker of Lyons, Ohio and
Sue (John) Platt of Arlington,
Ohio; nine grandchildren; 18
great-grandchildren; 13 great-
great-grandchildren; and two
sisters, Kathryn (Jim) Meyers of
Goshen, Ind. and Carol Bond of
Port Orange.
Funeral services will be con-
ducted in Ohio and interment
will be in Van Born Cemetery in
Findlay, Ohio.
All local arrangements are
under the direction and care of
the Buxton Funeral Home and
Crematory.

Marion
Claire Pleasant
Marion Claire Pleasant, age
88, of Okeechobee and formerly
of Sebring, died Thursday, May
05, 2005 at Okeechobee Health
Care Facility. She was born Sept.
23, 19,16 in Gadsden, Ala. She
was a member of the Methodist
Church in Sebring, the Eastern
Star, and the Sebring Golf Club
where she enjoyed playing golf.
Mrs. Pleasant was preceded


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Billy Ashley and her sister Martha
Hollingsworth.
She is survived by: her sister,
Minnie Lee Ashley and many
nieces and nephews.
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this time;.however a memorial
service will be held in Alabama


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ety, ATTN: Web, P.O. Box
102454, Atlanta, Ga. 30368-2454
All arrangements are entrust-
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Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory at 205 N.E. Second
Street, Okeechobee (863)763-
2111.


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Scouts
"I just read'the article about the Scouts at the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue facility. I think it is
really great that the new administration we now have in office
,is supporting clean, descent youth activities. I also think it is
great that this new administration is getting volunteers to help
on their volunteer programs such as search and rescue, COP
and other programs."

Social Security
"To continually and hopelessly promote a Social Security
agenda that is not in the best interest of anyone, shot the presi-
dent's political capital especially when taxing all wages
would fix it. It's easier to cut benefits."

ARC
"This is in regard to ARC rehab. I don't think the shame
should be thrown at the commissioners. They gave this for
them to use for many years and they did not take care of it. Our
state dollars already pay the rehab to run. Why should our
county tax dollars pay for a building, when there are other
agencies that provide the same services and they are not get-
ting that benefit?"

Smile
"Where are all the nice people in Okeechobee? You need to
smile more and not just give smirks and off the wall remarks
that hurt people. You need to smile at people you meet and
greet."

Gas
"This is to the person that called about the gas prices and
getting out of foreign countries so the price of gas will go down.
Where does he think he is going to get gas, 'cause that's where
we get out gas and oil? Besides, he is not the only person in the
world foreign people are just as good as he is."



Community Events


Martha's House will hold yard sale
Martha's House will be having a yard sale Friday and Satur-
day, May 6 and 7. Everything in the building and shed must go.
Come help us clean house.


VNA hosts memory loss screenings
The Alzheimer's Association will be sponsoring a free mem-
ory loss screening at the Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E.
Park St., from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on May 6. This is a free
screening but appointments are required. This screening is for
anyone concerned about memory loss. Screenings are done by
the Memory Disorder Center from'St.' ary's Hospital For an
d appointment call I801i 8?61-7826, or i772) 344-6047.' "


Annual Ride-a-Thon is planned
Heartland Horses and Handicapped, Inc. will be holding their
third annual spring Ride-a-Thon May 6, 7 and 8. It will be hosted
by the Putnam Family and the Florida Cracker Trail Association.
The ride is being held at the Putnam Family Ranch (old El Claire
Ranch), 8290 Martin Lane in Zolfo Springs. The ride starts at 1
p.m. on Saturday, with registration starting at noon on Friday.
Overnight champing 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. Ridirig is permitted in the head-
quarters 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.

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 stu-
dents are visiting booths they will be learning about: the chal-
lenges, rewards, advantages and disadvantages of the job; typical
job duties and responsibilities; average wages; where and how to
receive the necessary education and training; and, employment
outlook. A homemade lunch will be prepared for the volunteers.





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Looking Back ...
A squeeze pen was first used in Okeechobee during the decade of the 1950s. Cattle were secured in the pen before the
branding operation was begun. This photo was published in the book "Strolling Down Country Roads" written by Twila
Valentine and Betty Chandler Williamson in 1993. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee
citizens to share with our readers? Bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them
while you wait.


Upcoming Events


Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (863)
467-9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic
Center, located at S.E. Lakeview ahd Center Avenue in Sebring. Tick-'
ets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran
at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. This is an open, meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.

Saturday
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee construction volunteers
will meet in the parking lot of the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, N.E. Third Street and N. Parrott Ave., at 7 a.m. Con-
struction work will be at a Habitat work site in an adjoining coun-
ty. Wear comfortable clothes suitable for working. Call (863) 357-
1371, for information.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House,
which is located next to the driver's license office on U.S. 441
S.E. It is a self-help group for people with a desire to stop using
alcohol and other intoxicating drugs, and a desire to manage
their emotional or psychiatric illness. It's an open discussion
group.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presby-
terian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Chapter DAR will meet at 10 a.m. at the
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St. They would like to
extend an invitation to anyone eligible for membership in NSDAR
to attend, from October through May. For information call Regent
Ruth Lawson at (863) 763-2492, or Vice-Regent and Registrar
Bonnie Hill at (772) 597-4235.

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

Monday
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at
noon at the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their
guests are invited. Please R.S.V.P. to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who
enjoys singing is invited. For information or to schedule an
appearance for your organization or group, contact Patsy Black
at (863) 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30
p.m. at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St.
This meeting is open to anyone interested in tracing their ances-
try. The annual membership is $10 per person, and $12 for a fam-
ily. For information, call Eve at (863) 467-2674; or, visit their web
site at http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at.
(863) 467-2321.
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 recov-
ery and support group meeting for women overcoming chemical
dependency. For information, call (863) 467-1112 or (863) 357-
4418.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical
Index), Social Security Death Index and military information
available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or '(863) 467-5261.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and the public
are invited. 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
information, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m.
in the fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only
meeting. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meet at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1857 U.S.
441 S.E., which is located next to the driver's license office. It is
a self-help group that offers support and education for people
who have been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar,
schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis.


Community Events


Children's Services Council to meet
The Children's Services Council will meet Thursday, May 12,
at 5 p.m. in the conference room of the Okeechobee County
School Board Office at 700 S.W. Second Ave.


Okeechobee Street Ministry to meet
The Okeechobee Street Ministry will be having their monthly
meeting on Saturday, May 7, from 6 until 8 p.m. in City Park #4.
There will be music, food and drinks. For information, contact
David Eng at (863) 634-3360.


Hurricane recovery is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
May 7, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and-6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Donna
James, project manager, and Alex Marquez, team leader, for
Okeechobee County project HOPE, District 15. The topic will be
HOPE and help for.residents still struggling to recover from last
year's hurricanes season, and trying to prepare for the 2005
hurricane season. Hurricane Awareness Week is May 29 June
5. For information, call the helpline at (866) 518-1825; Donna
James at (772) 467-3088 to help or participate with Hurricane
Awareness Week; or, Alex Marquez at (863) 763-5540.

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

County hosts Cinco de Mayo event
Okeechobee County will host a Cinco de Mayo celebration
at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., on
Saturday, May 7. Events planned include live music, dancing
and family-themed vendors.


Genealogical Society will meet
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30
p.m. on Monday, May 9, in the Okeechobee County Public
Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. The public is invited. For information,
call Eve at (863) 467-2674.


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.
Anyone interested in tracing his/her family history is encour-
aged to attend. Membership is $15 annually. Visitors are wel-
come. For information, call (863) 467-2036.


Healthy Start board to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition will meet Wednesday, May 11, at 11:30 a.m. in their
office at 575 S.W. 28th St. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible for
planning and implementing services for pregnant women and
infants. For more information about the coalition, contact exec-
utive director Leslie Spurlock at (863) 462-5877.


Fish fry benefits Habitat for Humanity
The United Methodist Men's Fellowship will sponsor a fish
fry to benefit Habitat for Humanity on Friday, May 13, from 4
until 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Sec-
ond St. The church is located behind the Bank of America build-
ing. 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 host-
ing a barbecue on May 13 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Each meal
comes with chicken, baked beans, coleslaw and roll for a $5
donation. The dinners can be delivered or picked up at the City
Fire Department, 55 S.E. Third Ave.






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Community Events

KOA offering free camping day
Wendy Woodman, manager of the Okeechobee KOA Kamp-
ground, will be offering free camping to the public on Friday, May
13, as part of KOA's second annual Come Camp With Us Day
event. More than 350 KOA Kampgrounds throughout the U.S. and
Canada are participating in this special event by providing 30,000
free campsites including KOA Kamping Kabins. Free-will dona-
tion boxes will be available in the KOA stores for campers to make
donations to KOA Care Camps for children with cancer. Funds
raised will be used to send children with cancer and their siblings
to one of 34 special summer camps. To make reservations for this
free day of camping, go online to www.koa.com and click on the
Come Camp With Us Day button and follow the instructions.

Lodge hosting Child ID program
The sixth annual Masonic Child Identification program will be
held Saturday, May 14, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W Fifth Ave. This is a free service,
and is open to the public. You may have your child video taped for
identification purposes and fingerprinting will also be done.
Alzheimer's patients are welcomed. A parent or guardian must be
resent for the video taping. There will be entertainment and activi-
ties, as well as hotdogs and soda. For information, contact Kip
Gardner at (863) 357-0427 or (863) 763-1610.
Program Annual Masonico Infantil De Identificacion Sabado
14 De Mayo, De: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. En La Logia Masonica. Este
es un servicio gratuito. Y esta abierto a todo el public. Se
tomatan videos de los ninos can el proposito de que. Estos sirvan
papa identificarlos. Tambien tomaran. Las huellas digitales. Los
paciented con Alzheimer son Bienvenitos tambien.
La apariencia de los ninos cambia muy rapidamente, Si usted
tiene un video que se la haya tamado recientemente, por favor
consider hacer otro mas actualizado, Habra actividades para
entreterner a los ninos, Habra sodas y hot dogs. Para mas infora-
cion, par favor contactese con, Kip Gardner al (863) 357-0427 or
(863) 763-1610.

Airboat group to meet
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA) will meet
at Neibert's Fishing Resort on Arbuckle Creek, 4971 U.S. 98 W, on
Sunday, May 15, starting at 10 a.m. Discussion will include the pro-
posed jamboree, contributions to worthwhile community events
and edited bylaws. A cookout will be held immediately following
the meeting, and meat will be provided by the association. Those
attending should bring a covered dish to share, as well as table
service and drinks for their family. After lunch, a ride is planned at
Arbuckle Creek and Lake Istokpoga. There's a $2 launch fee and
plenty of secure space for parking trailers and vehicles. Atten-
dance at the meeting and cookout are strongly encouraged, even
if participation in the ride isn't possible. For information, contact
Dennis Anderson at (863) 763-6069.

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 Tues-
day, May 17, at 5:30 p.m. The dinner and discussion will be held at
the Okeechobee Community Civic Center located across from the
airport entrance on U.S. 98. Dr. Suraiya Hussain, a local physician
and member of Okeechobee's Muslim community, and Rev. Sally
Bull, pastor of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, will be mod-
erating the discussion. Women of Islam and Christianity will be
the focused discussion topic for the evening. Coffee, tea, and table
service will be provided. Please bring a covered dish labeled with
the food type. For those not eating dinner, the discussion will
begin at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Cultural arts committee to meet
Are you interested in bringing more cultural arts events to
Okeechobee? If you are, come join the Main Street's cultural arts
committee meeting on May 19 at 4:30 p.m. at the Main Street
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.

Women's business luncheon planned
A networking luncheon will be held at the Brahma Bull, 2405
U.S. 441 S.E., on May 20. Networking will start at 11:30 a.m., and
lunch will be at noon. Bring your business cards, flyers, brochures
and a give-a-way. Bring a new associate you do business with to
introduce them to our group.

Habitat for Humanity plans fundraiser
A car wash will be held Saturday, May 21, beginning at 8:30
a.m. in the Wal-Mart parking lot to raise funds for the local Habitat
for Humanity affiliate. Habitat has one home under construction
in Basswood and plans to build more. Funding is needed so get
your vehicle washed for a cost that you decide.

Prayer week focuses on military personnel
The Pentecostals of Okeechobee, along with other churches
worldwide, are participating in weekly focused prayer during the
week of May 22. The focus of our prayer will be our men and
women serving in the military. If you have someone in the mili-
tary that you would like us to pray for, e-mail it to
penteofokee@yahoo.com; or mail it to 13333 N.E. Seventh Ter-
race, Okeechobee, Fla., 34972. For information, call (863) 467-
1611 or (863) 634-4554.


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throw at the North Elementary track meet on Friday, April
29. He hurled the softball 119.6 ft. during the competition.


Sports Briefs


Hours announced
for community pool
The Okeechobee Sports Com-
plex 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 physi-
cal education and other school-
related activities. For information,
contact the pool office at (863)
467-7667.

Senior softball
players are needed
Softball players 70 years old
and older are wanted to play on a
tournament team one weekend a
month.
They will play two games on
Saturday and two games on Sun-
day in different cities in the state.
The team is in need of outfielders
and.infielders.
For information call Harry Bell
at (863) 382-0542.
The cost will be $15 per week-
end.

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

County swim team
registrations open
Registration for the Okee-
chobee Shockwaves county swim
team will take place until May 6 at
the Sports Complex swimming
pool, from 5 until 7 p.m.
Swimmers must be 5 years old
when registered. Swimmers must
be registered to participate in any
practice session.
Practice will begin on April 19
from 5 until 6:30 p.m., and will
continue every Tuesday and
Thursday.


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
400 meter run
Phillip Suarez, a fifth grade student, took first place in
one of the qualifying heats of the 400 meter run at North
Elementary School's track meet on Friday, April 29.


Fees are $60 for the first swim-
met and $55 for the second or
more swimmers from the same
family. Insurance fees are $12 per
child. The fees will cover, the
swimmer's team T-shirt and a
swim cap.
Liz Walker will be coaching
again this season.
For information, call (863) 467-
7667 and leave a message.

Links tourney
benefits Habitat
The Okeechobee Board of
Realtors will host a golf tourna-
ment to benefit the Habitat for
Humanity on Saturday, May 7, at
the Okeechobee Golf & Country
Club starting at 8 a.m.
The cost is $50 per golfer or
$175 per team. Lunch is included
in the tournament fee.
There will also be a Hole-In-
One Challenge for a free vehicle.
Contact J.D. Mixon for infor-
mation at'(863) 634-1778, or Pam
Newcomer at (863) 634-1100.

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 player
which includes a T-shirt, lunch,


balls and awards.
For information, contact Dave
Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or 532-
9316.

Team Trail
slate announced
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail
has announced its 2005 tourna-
ment schedule.
The trail will kick off with the
Russ Bringger Memorial Tourna-
ment on May 28. The official
trail will begin on May 29. The
dates for the rest of the trail are
June 26, July 10, Aug.7, Sept. 11
and Oct. 9.
The trail's classic will take
place on Nov. 19 and 20.
The tournaments will all be
held at Okee-Tantie Marina and
Campground. Registrations for
the memorial tourney and the
trail can be made at the Wanta-
Linga Motel or at the dock on
the day of the tournament.
For information, contact
Larry Crossman at (863) 763-
1020.

YMS girls host
golf tournament
The Lady Yearlings' volleyball
team will host a golf tournament
on Saturday, June 4, at the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club,
-with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
The fee is $50 per person
($200 team of four), which
includes a rib dinner after play is
completed. Buddy Mills and the
FFA will 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.

Youth football
sign ups planned
Sign-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
4p.m.
Parents must provide copies
of the child's birth certificate,
their most recent report card
and a current physical at regis-
tration. 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
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For information, contact
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.


Movie times for Friday, May 6,
through Thursday, May 12, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Kingdom of Heav-
en" (R) Showtimes: Friday at 7
p.m. only. Saturday and Sunday at
2 and 7 p.m. only. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2 and 7 p.m. only.
Theatre II "XXX: State of the
Union" (PG-13) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre 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 Thurs-
day 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

Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library, on the corner of
northwest Second Street and Sec-
ond Avenue. Entertain or educate
yourself, using 486 audiocas-
settes, including audio books,
plus Christian romances and 575
videos. Prepare a paper on com-
parative religion, a book report,
programs for men, women or
children, a craft project or aSun-
day school lesson. We use the
Dewey Decimal System, the same
as school and public libraries. As
a private library we can and do
preview our media. Currently, the
library is staffed Sunday from 9:30
a.m. until 12:30 p.m., and
Wednesday evening from 6 until 8
p.m. Contact Doris Entry at (863)
763-4021.
Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon -Hendry
Center, 2229,N..W. NintheAve,
English as second language class-
es, Monday and Wednesday from
10 a.m. -until noon, adult basic
education/GED, Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m.; Seminole Reservation,
Brighton, Adults basic educa-
tion/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, Tues-
day and Thursday, from 4 until 8
p.m.; One-Stop, 123 S.W Park St.,
adult basic education/GED, Mon-
day 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 educa-
tion/GED and English as a second
language classes, Monday
through Thursday, from 6 until 9
p.m.; Everglades Elementary,
3725 S.E. Eighth St., English 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.
Child Find
helps kids
SYour local Florida Diagnostic
,and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child
Find helps find and identify chil-
dren up to 21 years of age, who
may need special education serv-
ices. The primary focus is on 3-
and 4-year-old children not yet in
a school setting. Child Find pro-
vides free screenings on speech
and language, development,
vision, and hearing. For informa-
tion, contact Debbie Wagner at
(800) 358-8525.

Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice services
to Okeechobee area residents.
Permanent and part-time volun-


teers provide direct patient sup-
port services such as companion-
ship, telephone contacts, letter
reading, main caregiver relief and
other non-medical assistance.
They Jaso assist Hospice in fund
raising, clerical and office sup-
port. Age is not a barrier. For infor-
mation, visit Hospice of Okee-
chobee at 411 S.E. Fourth St.,
Okeechobee, or call (863) 467-
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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage'Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


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.
LOST -. Tabby cat yel-
low/brown color. Vic. of old
Kmart in Clewiston. Please
call (863)983-6911
SMALL SCHNAUZER- "Abby"
female, last seen 4/25, vic of
Crooked Creek Plantation,
Call (863)357-6259.
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KITTENS- 8wks old, to good
homes, very cute,
(863)635-3439.
KITTENS, Free to good home!
10 wks. old. Litter box
trained. (863)467-6905
OFFICE:TRAILER, 12X50, 600
sq. ft. Inside in good cond.,
A/C, Blinds & Carpet. Free,
you haul. (239)728-3614
POODLE/JACK RUSSELL
MIX- 6mo, need good E
home. Good with kids.
(863)763-6195 Leave Msg. e.


OKEECHOBEE, Fri. & Sat. EFioyment 205
May 6th & 7th, 7am-?, Employment -
2672 NW 3rd. St. off 28th ave. Medical 210
Husband Passed Away. Employment -
Tools, Fishing Gear, Mens Part-Time 215
Western Clothes, Odds & Employment
Ends. Womens Clothes also Wanted 220
available. See you there!!! Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230
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Stu:Full T'ime 0205


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NEWSPAPER...
makes you a more Informed
nd itresting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more successful


A/C SERV. TECH/INSTALLER
w/min. 3 yrs exp. De-
pendable, clean DL, Good
Pay, Comp. Truck, Benefits,
401K, DFW
Okeechobee A/C 763-8391
CITRUS HARVESTING
CREWS/CONTRACTORS
NEEDED: Good picking rate.
Interested call
239-369-9617.
Your new car could be In
today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


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ALL ABOUT YOU
CAREGIVERSINC.
Is accepting applications
for home health-aides and
home makers for the
Okeechobee area.
Please call (863)824-8733
NR# 30211037

COSMETOLOGIST/
MANAGER
Call todaywork
tomorrow, Lori:
800-736-1379
GET CASH
THIS WEEK!
Emai.l:
champsinc@
adelphia. net
www.champs
haircuts.com
Counter Help/Delivery Driver
for salvage yard, automotive
exp. req'd. Clean drivers lic.
(863)763-2161/697-6077
Experienced Duct Installer
Apply in person:
Newman AC
202 NE 2nd St.


DRIVERS
Small Company with Well
Maintained Equipment is
looking for: Experienced,
Qualified, Hardworking
Drivers. Must have: Class
A License and be willing to
work 5 1/2 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

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

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CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR
We are looking for an outgoing professional to:
review, investigate and analyze company claims.
The successful candidate should possess:
a bachelor's degree or equivalent management
experience. The ability to handle multiple priorities
with an attention to detail, strong communication,
negotiation and organizational skills are required.
Competitive salary, benefits including 401 K.
Send resume to:
ptougas@walpoleinc.com
Fax 863-763-7874, or apply in person at:
Walpole, Inc., 269 NW 9th Street


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0 yIOkeechobee News

The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL TIME circulation
assistant.
so' The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
S* Cash Handling Experience


* References
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
* Potential for advancement
* A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
* Competitive pay and benefits
* Benefits Package
* Generous time off program
ThT D, ilO ; e hobee, Neh is An E ual O portunity Emi lot.r


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

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


DRIVERS NEEDED
Must be experienced & have
a class A CDL Apply
@ Syfrett Feed co. 3079
NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
FT DRUM CITGO
Is seeking qualified people to
train for cashier and tow op-
erator positions. Good pay,
benefits and mileage reim-
bursement. Learn new skills
and earn more $. Come join
ourteam. Apply at Ft. Drum
Citgo, mml84, Fl Turnpike
(863)763-9383 DFWR
Local
Construction Company
Looking for person
EXPERIENCED
in framing, roofing,
carpentry, drywall,
painting & trim work.
Class D license required.
863-357-1804
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified
DAIRY FOREMAN:
Billingual Helpful. Call
863-634-1756 or
863-634-1758


Help Wanted
HANDYMAN
Salary commensurate
with experience.
Call Mr. Dick Sills, Ext. 139
and leave message.

-(772)5973791


IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
Stucco Applicators
Plasterers
Apply in person
1622 NW 8th St
or call
863-467-0541
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The classified ads
Salesman Wanted
For fast growing
Aluminum Company.
Please call (863)467-2341


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
Exp'd For Concrete
Block & Flatwork.
Must have driver's license.
Annual starting salary: $30K
for qualified applicants.
863-357-0852

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MAINTENANCE
Join our team with this challenging
position. Position includes but not
limited to lifting, and bending. Must be
familiar with electrical and PVC piping.
Medical, dental, 401 K, life insurance
available. EOE; Drug Free Workplace
Call: 772-464-6195 or fax
772-462-0716;
Visit our web site at:
www.allieduniversal.com
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PRODUCTION WORKER
Join our team as a production worker
at the local facility. Position includes but
not limited to lifting, bending, and
assembly line. Medical, dental, 401 K,
life insurance available. Knowledge
of chemicals preferred, but will train.
EOE; Drug Free Workplace. Call:
772-464-6195. Visit our website at:
www.allieduniversal.com

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

CHAIN SAW OPERATOR
Blue Goose Growers Contractor Services Div. is now accepting
applications for experienced chain saw operators. Working
experience is preferred. Transportation to and from work sites
may be offered (subjectto the discretion of management). We
offer gbod pay and benefits including 401 (K). Applications are
available in our main office at 16050 West Orange Avenue in
Fort. Pierce, Fl., or fax your resume including work experience
,to: Human Resources (772)468-4669. DRUG TESTING IS RE-
QUIRED & WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER -
WOMAN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.


Professional Cook
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Full Time. (Fri., Sat., Mon., Tues., Wed.)
Good Benefits
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street

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


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


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


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FOUR WHEELER- Runs Good.
$500. (863)763-5471.
HONDA ATC 200 (3) Needs
work, comes with extra
parts. $400.
(863)674-0556.
JEEP CHEROKEE- 91', New
A/C starter, water/fuel
pumps. Needs major motor
work $900. 863-532-9355.
YAMAHA PW 80 '95, Runs
good, $500. (863)634-5402


Automobiles



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



CADILLAC BROUGHAM '83, 4
dr, 75% restored. 50 K, Cold
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 NEON '98, Runs good.
4 door. $1,800.
(863)697-2622.


FORD Bronco-1990 XLT 4x4
runs good, looks good. Ask-
ing $2500 (239)707-8365
or(863)673-2342
FORD TAURUS 1989, 4 Door,
$1000. (863)447-0384
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 goed. Cold NC. Must
see! $2000. (863)634-1259
or (863)697-0191
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS,
1993, $2500.
(863)763-8409
NISSAN 300ZX 1987, Runs
fast. Needs work. $450 firm.
(863)612-0900
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.
SATURN SC1 '95, Loaded. 2
dr., 5 spd., New Tires/10
Disc CD, Racing Stdripes, etc.
$4000/trade. 863-634-3797
TOYOTA- '81, Needs carbure-
tor kit, as is $350. or best
offer. (863)697-3869.
TOYOTA AVALON, '00- 1
owner, runs great, exc cond.
loaded, $9900 Must Sell!
(561)422-3477.
TOYOTA PRIVIA, '93- runs
good, needs TLC, $1000 or
best offer. (863)612-0258.
VOLVO. 1992, Green. $1200.
(561)996-6633
Get a quick response to any
item you may be selling
with a classified ad.


Antique & Classic Cars for
sale. (863)763-6266 or
863-697-1319 or
striebelautosales.com
MERCURY COUGAR, '77, 2
door, low miles, $1200.
(863)357-0371



WILLY MILITARY JEEP- '60,
Many good parts, Complete,
Will make a good hunting
buggy. $750. 863-763-3153


Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878


BRUSH GUARD, & Diamond
Plate Tool box, SS Nerf Bars,
for Dodge Quadcab, $750.
(863)673-0920
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
RIMS- 17" (4), 'with tires,
asking $900.
(239)324-2891.
RIMS (4) 17" AXCEL w/Wanli
Low Profile Tires. Fits- most
5 lug patterns. $450 or
trade. 863-364-3797 Tim
TIRES- 4, 245/70R/17. Used,
Good tread. Asking $125.
863)697-3146 or
67-0883.
TIRES, (5), Falken Ziex
S/TZ01 265 50R20, plenty
of miles left, $150.
(863)763-4098


Tires-4, Bumper jack, tow
bar Heavy duty vice. $140.
will separate.
(863)675-7471.
TONNEAU COVER, Leer, Fi-
berglass, Silver. Fits Dodge
Ram 1500. Good condition.
$600. (863)763-8988


DODGE DAKOTA
P/U with cap. Runs good,
needs clutch. $400
(863)357-2573
DODGE PU, '84- straight 6 cyl,
4 on the floor, short bed
w/topper, $600
(863)467-6805.




FORD F150 1994, 6 cyl., 5
spd., new tires & clutch,
Runs excellent. $1800 neg.
(863)697-8740



GMC BLAZER, '98- 4 door,
sunroof, CD, AC,$4000.
(863)697-1670.
JEEP CHEROKEE SPORT'96
2 Dr, 5 spd. manual. NEW:
motor/trans./tires. $3500 or
trade. (863)634-3797 Tim


CARGO TRAILER, '00 Hall-
mark 8x20, with dovetail
ramp, pulled twice locally,
$4,000.239-250-3282
TRAILER Heavy Duty, dove-
tailed w/ ramps and dual 8
lug axles. 7' 6" x 19' $1700,
(239)707-8365


DODGE VAN, '90, red, nice
body, good condition,
$2000 (863)467-0987


FORD AEROSTAR- '92, Good
motor Needs Trans. & A/C
$750. or best offer.
(863)357-6378.
FORD ECONOLINE 300- 6cyl,
4 speed manual trans. A/C,
2 bench seats. Runs good.
$1150.(863)447-0613
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal NoPice 5500



LEGAL NOTICE
Galaxy Warehouses, 3050 S.W. 3rd Ter-
race, Okeechobee, FL, will be con-
ducting a public sale or otherwise
dispose of contents of the following
units to satisfy the delinquent storage
lien. This ad place in accordance with
Florida Statutes 1985, Section 83.806.
Units to be sold are: Unit #
James Alien 65
Richard Prowant 55
Mike Raulerson 62
Sale will be conducted at Galaxy Ware-
houses at the above address on Satur-
day, May 7, 2005 at 8:00 AM. Items
may be withdrawn before sale by pay-
ing all liens in full by 5:00 PM, Friday,
May 5,2005. 863-763-5044.
Items for sale include miscellaneous
household items, office equipment,
toys and tools. Open door sale. Cash
only. A $20.00 cleaning deposit will
be taken and will be refunded when
unit has been cleaned out.
51747 ON 4/29:5/6/05

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your clean up a breeze!


LEGAL NOTICE
Okee Warehouses, 2671 Highway 70
West, Okeechobee, FL, will be con-
ducting a public sale or otherwise dis-
pose of contents of the following units
to satisfy the delinquent storage lien.
This ad placed In accordance with
Florida Statutes 1985, Section 83.806.
Unitstobe sold are: Unit #
Lucia Aguilar 7-27
JaniceBillie 9-51
Betty Bllie 3-17
Amy Conrad 9-46
Steve Eller 9-17
Jesse Fleming 6-19
Terry Galvas 6-59
Gary Leitsch 7-60
David McGregor 6-06
Josephine Navejar 7-07
Candi Nelson 8-13
Raymond Parker 6-57
Joina Pelayo 6-12
Priscilla Pinon 7-23
Jeanie Porter 5-11
David Ray 4-14
Kdris Rolling 7-08
Jaye Saunders 7-16
Susanne Yates 6-07
Sale will be conducted at Okee Ware-
houses at the above address on Satur-
day, May 7, 2005 at 9:00 AM. Items
may be withdrawn before sale by pay-
ing all liens in lull by 5:00 PM, Friday,
May 6, 2005. The office is located at
Galaxy Warehouses, 3050 S.W. 3rd
Terrace, Okeechobee. 863-467-2588.
Items for sale include miscellaneous
household items, office equipment,
toys and tools. Open door sale. Cash
only. A $20.00 cleaning deposit will
be taken.
51747 ON 4/29;5/6/05


Okeechobee County School
Board Meeting
The May meeting of the Okeechobee
County School Board will be held on
Thursday, May 19, at 6:00 p.m., In
Room 303 of the School Board Ad-
ministrative Office at 700 S.W. 2nd
Avenue. There will be no meeting on
May 10 as previously scheduled.
Prior to the School Board Meeting on
May 19, the School Board Members
will meet in workshop session at 5:00
.m. in Room 3008, same location, to
-ear information from the Superinten-
dent of Schools regarding Compre-
hensive Planning for the school
district. Both meetings are open to
the public.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
53219 ON 5/6,10,17/05


NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF
INSTALLATION OF A
USED DWELLING UNIT
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be
held before thie Okeechobee County
Board of Adjustments and Appeals on
Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
in the Commission Meeting Room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304
NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida
to consider a PERMIT APPLICATION
FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A USED
DWELLING UNIT in a Residential
Mixed (RM) zoning district. The prop-
erty owner and applicant is Linda M.
Kent. The property address is 1025
NE 70th Avenue and is more particu-
larly described as follows:
The S 1/2 of the N 1/2 of Tract 4, Four
Seasons Estates: Commencing at the
1/4 section corner on the West boun-
dary line of Section 17, Township 37
South, Range 36 East, run thence
South 89 deg. 24'08" East along the
1/4 section line for a distance of
1825.30 feet, more or less, to a point
on the West right-of-way line of Four
Seasons Drive; thence run North 0
deg. 04'22" East along the West right-
of-way line of Four Seasons Drive and
parallel with the West boundary line of
the N 1/2 of said Section 17 for a dis-
tance of 726.00 feet for the point of
beginning; thence continue North 0
deg. 04'22" East for a distance of
165.00 feet; thence run North 89 deg.
24'08" West parallel with the South
boundary line of the N 1/2 of said
section 17, for a distance of 323.00
feet; thence run South 0 deg. 4'22"
West for a distance of 165.00 feet;
thence run South 89 deg. 24'08" East
for a distance of 323.00 feet to the
point of beginning. Lying in and com-
prising a part of the N 1/2 of Section
17, Township 37 South, Range 36
East,
In the event that all items scheduled be-
fore the Board are not heard, the hear-
ings shall be continued to Wednesday,
May 25, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the
Commission Meeting Room, Okee-
chobee County Courthouse, 304 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL
HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE
HEARD AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING.
Any person deciding to appeal any de-
cision by the Board of Adjustments
and Appeals with respect to any mat-
ter considered at this meeting or hear-
ing will need to ensure that a verbatim
records of the proceedings is made
andtht the record includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the
appeal will be based. Planning and
Development tapes are for the sole
purpose of backup for official records
of the department.
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition #M-2005-0249
53523 ON 5/6/05


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Community Events


Teen Pregnancy Task Force to meet
The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force of the Okeechobee
Healthy Start Coalition will meet Tuesday, May 24, at 1:30 p.m. at the
Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. The Teen Pregnancy Pre-
vention Task Force meets the last Tuesday of each. month. For informa-
tion about the coalition or joining the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task
Force, contact executive director Leslie Sjurlock at (863) 462-5877.

School board to discuss grants
In conjunction with the Community Collaborative Council meeting,
the Okeechobee County School Board will be discussing several grants
for the 2005/2006 school year. The meeting will be held Tuesday, May
24, beginning at 10 a.m. in the school board office, 700 S.W. Second
Ave. Grants include: IDEA, Part B; Preschool and Discretionary, Title 1
grant, Part A-Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvan-
taged; Title 1, Part C-Education of Migratory Children, Tile 1, Part D; RIF,
Local Delinquent; Title Ill-No Child Left Behind LEP/Immigrant; BASE
program, Reading is Fundamental; Carl Perkins Vocational Grant; Safe
Discipline and Drug Free, Safe Schools Grant; Enhancing Education
through Technology (EETT); Title V (Innovative Programs; Title VI
(Rural and low income School Programs), Indian Formula Grant; and,
Title II. Any person who would like information or to provide input,
please plan on attending the meeting or call Cathleen Blair at (863) 462-
5000, ext. 255, for grant contacts.

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.

Swinnmming 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 Lin-
,coln Da\ Dinner on Friday, June 10, at the Shrine Club on U.S. 78. Social
time %\ill 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 per-
son. If you or your business would like to sponsor a table for this event
please call Joe Arnold at (863) 357-6507 or (863) 610-1639. If available,
tickets may be purchased at the door.

Methodist church hosts Bible school
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St., will hold vacation Bible school June 13-.17 from 5 until 8:10
,p.m. daily. The theme this year is the Circle G Ranch: Ask, Seek, Knock.
Each adventure is filled with a powerful Bible story and fun crafts,
games and music. There is also an adult Bible study, which will be led
by Reverend Bruce Simpson and Reverend Jim Dawson. A light meal
\Will be served each day. Registration fee is $5 per child, with a $10 maxi-
mum per family. Call the First United Methodist Church office at (863)
763-4021 for information.

Headstart now accepting applications
The Economic Opportunities Council Headstart is accepting appli-
cations for the 2005/06 school year. Children turning 3 on or before
Sept. 1, but not yet eligible for kindergarten, may apply at Northside.
Headstart, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. For appointments, call Sheryl Heater at
(863) 357-8677 or Antonia Nunez at (8631 357-2242. Headstart opens as
early as 7 a.m. Qualifying children may stay as late as 5:30 p.m.






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History Center closes for summer
The Okeechobee Family History Center of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St., will be closed from
May 2 until Aug. 31. They will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from
11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The center will also be open Friday, Sept. 9,
from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. It will then be open every Wednesday
and Friday. Please call ahead one day to reserve any specific equip-
ment you may need. For information during working hours call
(863) 763-6510. During hours the center is closed call (863) 467-
5261, or (863) 357-7711.

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

Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save lives. You
can help the American Red Cross reach people in your community
with lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated Exter-
nal Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the Okee-
chobee 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 Free-
dom Iraqi. The church will be sending care packages to 20 service-
men in the Army stationed in Iraq. These soldiers serving our coun-
try have requested items not only for themselves, but they also give
items to the Iraqi children while on patrol and visiting. We would
like to invite the community to help us with this project. For more
information, contact Chairperson Myra White at (863) 357-2975.

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 Coun-
ty Board of County Commissioners to be a part of the council. Gov-
ernor Jeb Bush makes the final appointments with terms of two or
four years. The council meets monthly to discuss programs and
needs of the children in the community. Once a year, agencies
request funds through a grant process. Each council member
"adopts" an agency or two as their own and monitors the pro-
grams' services that they provide to our children. Those interested
in completing an application should contact Cathleen Blair, execu-


tive director at (863) 462-4000, ext. 255

Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of
their Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure,
fires, floods, etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in a time of disaster, please contact Andy or Can-
dace at the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling
(863) 763-2488.

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

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, Mon-
day 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 informa-
tion.

Back to School supply drive starts
The Shared Services Network's Community Collaborative Coun-
cil is sponsoring its annual Back to School supply drive for Okee-
chobee's children in foster care.
These supplies will be given to the children in Okeechobee dur-
ing their annual foster care picnic just before school starts. The chil-
dren 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 Foster Parent Training
Program at (800) 403-9311. Supplies may be taken to the Commu-
nity 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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SADDLE, 16" Big Horn, West-
ern, Gated. Black. Good con-
dition. $300.
(863)763-8988



BUSH HOG MOWER- With
Stump Jumper. $175.
(863)674-0212.
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. (863)357-6202
RIDING LAWN MOWER,
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new. $400. (239)810-2821.

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Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos..'
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 9-15
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



BASSWOOD, New 3br 2ba
split plan Good Rental & His-
tory required. No Pets.
$1000. x's 3(631)875-4701
COTTAGE, on canal.
2 Bdrm. 1 Ba. Easy access to
lake, screen porch, car port,
Newly renovated. Water & TV
Satellite Provided. No pets.
$750 mo. + dep. Appoint-
ment 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.
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR, 1BA, Sin-
gle Family Home. $800. mo.
+ Sec. dep. & Refs. Avail
May 15th. (561)445-8281.
Okeechobee, 3BR/1BA, Ig liv-
ing rm, kit. & dining rm, 1
car garage, $900 mo. +
sec., ref's req'd. Call Kamal
(561)792-9431 7am-10am
or5pm-11pm




Medical
Office Space
For Lease, needs build
out completed. Approx.
2000 sq. ft. willing to di-
vide into 2 separate of-
fice spaces, close to
hospital. For information
.467-0831.
When doing those chores is
doing you in, its time to
look for a helper in the
classified.


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
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Farms Sale 1:20
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1010
Lots Sale 1015
Open House 1050
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Property Sale 1- 55
Property Inspection1060
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.
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kitchen & flooring. Sprinkler
system. (863)763-9647
Unique, 4/2 on 5 acres, best
location ever. 4 bay utility
barn, newly refurbished,
concrete drive & parking.
Must See! Call Jay
863-634-3451..



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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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MAURO HORSE SHOEING
(954)540-9659
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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
ComputerVideo 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Poole & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
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-
For a mobile home, $400 or
best offer. (863)467-2675.
CENTRAL AIR UNIT w/Com-
pressor & Air handler built in
1 unit. 2 ton Coleman. $500/
best offer. (561)622-2548


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)357-8788.


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Grist Mill
Modeled on a grist mill built in 1797 in Tennessee,
this fun and easy do-it-yourself project can be used
to decorate even the smallest garden or patio. Its fea-
tures include a working water wheel and authentic
touches like stairs, a door and windows.
Most of the mill's pieces are traced from full-size
patterns, so sizing them is a simple matter of trans-
ferring the patterns to wood. The completed project
measures 48 in. long by 25 in. wide by 35 in. tall.
Grist Mill plan (No. 456) ... $9.95
Water Wheels Package (No. C140)
Two projects incl. 456 ... $16.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
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clip & end -".'checkI to: include your name,
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BIKE CARRIER- Yakima,
Holds up to 3 bikes. $1.50.
(863)467-0031..



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



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.
CRIB, Oak with mattress, sin-
gle bed frame with boxspring
only, $80 will sell separately.
(863)763-4257
WALKER, Playpen, crib, small
rocking horse, bouncer, pic-
nic tbil, car seats, $185 will
sell sep. (863)801-6031



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


BOOTS, TIMBERLAND, Black,
Ladies, Sz. 5. Low cut. New,
Never worn. Pd. $75, will
take $50. (863)357.-1517
WEDDING DRESS, sz. 4, Glo-
ria Vanderbilt, Satin/Pearls.
Long train. Gently worn lx
$150 863-983-2224 aft. 6p



COMPUTER- Compaq Desk
Pro, w/monitor, keyboard,
mouse, over 30 games.
$75. (863)843-0158
DELL COMPUTER- Windows
XP, Monitor, Keyboard,
printer, & Games $150.
(863)843-0158.


BEDROOM SET Complete, all
wood, King size, Lighted
Head board. $500.
(863)675-3699.
'CHEST- good for storing lin-
ens and blankets, dark
wood, $50. (863)763-0428.
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
$300./all. (863)674-0467.
COMPUTER DESK, light wood
finish, $50. (863)763-4257
COUCH, England, Large.
w/matching chair & otto-
man. Beige w/blue & mauve
floral. $350 863-357-1560
DINING RM SET, seats 10. w/
6 ch's., lighted hutch. Sacrn-
fice for $850. in Okee.
(863)467-2132
DINING SET w/4 chairs. Pe-
can. $100 (863)357-4532
DRESSER, 4 drawer, brown,
$30. (863)635-1794
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
fits 32" TV, excellent condi-
tion, light wood, $120.
(863)634-9826.
HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE -
Recliner, Good cond. $800,.
Will separate.
(863)675-3804.
RECLINER- with massage,
leather, wall saver, $30.
(863)946-1481.
ROLL TOP DESK- beautiful,
bought in 1985, call for in-
formation. (863)675-3520.


SOFA all leather by View-
'oint Leather Works, 7 feet
ong, great condition $200
(863)763-4371
SOFA, Sectional. New. Very
clean. $700. (863)364-7359
SOFA, Sleeper, Leather, 8 Ft.
Long. $350. (863)467-2930
SOFA, Sleeper w/2 glass top
end tables, good condition
$250. (863)357-1560
WATERBED- King size, ready
to set up. $100.
(863)763-6909.



EASY GO GOLF CART re-
stored, $2200.
(863)692-2229.
GOLF CART- body, '67 Club
Car, no frame, $175 or best
offer (863)675-1472.
GOLF CART- Club Car, gas,
reconditioned, $1495.
(863)675-1472.
GOLF CART- Easy Go. 3
wheeler, Brand new batteries
.with a charger, Very clean.
$1300. (863)467-7428
GOLF CART, Electric, 4 Seater
w/box bed. Work or Pleas-
ure. 36 V charger. $1100.
(863)763-5316


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.
TREADMILL, Weslo, Electric.
Includes floor mate. Still un-
der warrantee. $300
(863)634-7577
WEIGHT SET: 150 Ibs of wts.
w/bench that inclines & de-
clines. Squat rack & Lat.
tower. $175 (863)357-2829



WATER HEATER Used, Runs
Great. $25.
(863)467-2132/397-8308.



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


ELEC WHEELCHAIR- Jazzy
1004, used 3 mo. Oxygen
holder, Was $7900. sell
$1500. neg. (863)467-8316


REDWOOD STAIN Semi-
Transparent by Behr, 3 gal-
lons, $45/best offer. Call
(863)357-6799.



Drum Set, 5 pc., 4 mos. old,
all hardware goes, $700.
(863)634-9771
KEYBOARD- Brand new, light
up keys, 100's of songs,
never used, $125 neg.
(863)357-6825.


AMER PITT BULL TERRIER-
CKC, 7 weeks old, $300.
(863)467-7778 or
863)697-6420.
AQUARIUMS, 1) 65 Gallon &
1) 10 Gallon. $65 for both,
will sep. (863)801-4949
BOSTON TERRIER- male, 10
mos. old, all shots, micro-
chip, great w/kids. $300,
(863)697-0845.
BOXER PUPPY- 13 wks,
Cropped & docked. $350.
(863)634-1157.
GUINEA PIG / RABBIT CAGE,
Like new w/all accessories.
$30. (863)467-5756


JACK RUSSELL PUPPY- 9mo.
$300. or best offer.
(863)447-5296.
PITT BULL PUPS- Brindle,
health cert., ready to go
soon, $350 (863)763-7446.
YORK POO PUP- 8 weeks
old. Perfect "Mothers Day"
gift. $450. (863)357-0037.
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $15 each.
(863)675-6214 after 6pm
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $15 each.
(863)675-6214 after 6 pm
Young Rabbits for breeding,
meat or pets, $5.00 each.
(863)357-1035



LYCOMING 0-290 Aircraft
125HP Engine Serial
#1576-21. Starter & alter-
nator removed. No logs. Ex-
cellent use for Air Boat.
$500. Neg. 850-871-4077



MTX 10"Sub in Box with JVL
LCA752 Amp, $75.
(863)763-4098



TELEVISION- Curtis Mathis
stereo TV, 27", wood cabi-
net, floor model, $175.
(863)357-8788.
THEATER SYSTEM- Sony, w2
2ft speakers, 2 3-1/2 ft
spkrs, 5 CD component,
$300 neg. (863)357-6825.


JOINTER 7"- with stand, ask-
ing $150. 1).i .1 --O '..
TABLE SAW- 1 1/2 HP 10",
$125. (863)763-6342.
TOOL BOX, Metal, On Wheels.
$50. (863)801-4949



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

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm FeedProducts 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn 8 Garden 350
Livestock 855
Poultry Supplies 860
Seeds.' Plants,'
Flowers 865




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


PAINT MARE, 8 yr. old,
needs exp'd rider, very
flashy, $2500.
239-253-2804


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.Bike: Blue, only 4,000 miles,
great condition. $6500. Call
Paul @ (863)634-5698


READING A NEWSPAPER...


information sheet at the Circulation office
107 S.W. 17th St., Suite D, Okeechobee, FL.
Call Janet Madray at 863-763-3134 Ext. 233


Mobile Homes



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


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OKEECHOBEE- Nice, clean,
3br, 1.5ba, No Pets,
$500/mo + $500 Sec.
(863)763-6232.







MOBILE HOME 2/2 on
Waterfront Lot. Lake access,
boathouse, 2 Carports, C/A,
fenced yard. $139,000
(863)634-3451.





OKEECHOBEE, 3/2, C/A & H,
Porches, Waterfront, Lake
access. Fenced yard. Hot
Tub. Many extra's. Must see!
Call Jay (863)634-3451

OTTER CREEK: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba
on 1 Acre. Large carport &
fenced in pool. $160,000
(863)357-0668/697-8416
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 3r005
Campers.'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles 'ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT HULL- w/cage,
13.5ft, $800.
(863)634-9826.
ALUMINUM -'14, Mercury out
board motor 50hp W/floata-
tion seats. $200.
(863)675-7471.
BASS BOAT- Ranger, 17', with
115 Mercury engine, runs
excellent, w/trlr. $1500.
(863)801-1666.
BOAT & TRAILER- fiberglass
boat Mercury 7.5 w/ less
than 25 hours. Great shape.
$1500 neg.(836)697-3869
EVINRUDE- 25HP, Electric
start like new cond. $1295.
(863)635-3465.
FIBERGLASS BOAT-1961
Mercury 7.5, less than 25
hrs w/1966 trailer, $1500
or best offer (863)697-3869
MERCURY '01, 25 HR electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
Seadoo Jet Boat Sport LE,
2001, 130hp., low hours,
garage kept, boat cover &
trailer. $8,700.
(863)983-3189/228-1277
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.
Love thie eorth Recycle
your ubed Ites by a.ll-
leg them In .te clas.l-
nleds.
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
JOHNSON MOTOR- 70HP,
Rebuilt 03/05, Runs great,
$1250. Trade in considered
Call Rusty (863)467-1960
SHARK ROD, new, custom &
baits, $400. (863)467-8161
SPINNING ROD, custom
leather, new & Shimano 65
Bait Runner reel, $425.
(863)467-8161


HONDA 1977, Auto shift,
Runs good. Complete w/ac-
cessories. $600.
(863)467-5819
YAMAHA 2003 R6 Street


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