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Vol. 96 No. 128 Sunday, May 8, 2005 75t Plus tax

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Residents share
memories of mothers
We remember Mother
By Mafiyn Pryor
On het63td birthday, the
family surprised her really
Our Momma thought she
was going out for supper. Our
brother and nieces picked her
up at home. They were sup-
posed to meet another friend
at R.J. Gator's. Then they said,
"Ma, we forgot something at
the house."
They told her to get out for
a minute. All her family was
inside when she walked
through the door. We yelled,
"Surprise!" And she really was
We love you "Ma"
The Pryor chfldren and
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Staff photo/Maria Chandler
During a Mother's Day Tea Thursday at North Elementary School first graders read a
book to their moms. Reading Love You Forever by Robert Munsch are (left to right)
Baylee Firl6ss, Thrfiei Allen, Marissa Ferrell,,- Shiann Sampson, Falth-Sheets and Tyffan!

Drought Index
Current: 120
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Bum Ban: None

Lake levels

14.75 feet
LWke level
13.87 feet
'South Florida Water Manage-
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feet above sea level.)

Classified ...... 11-14
Mini Page .......... 10
Community Events .... 4
Crossword ......... 12
Obituaries ........... 3
Opinion .... ......... 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............. 7

Staff photo/Pete Gawda
Students in the first grade at Seminole Elementary School celebrated Mother's 'Day on
Friday at the school by reciting Mother's Day poems and then having cookies and soda
with their mothers. Taking part in the celebration are: (left to right) Milly Crews with her
daughter Emily and Sam Phares with her daughter Jacqueline.

Chandler was a 10'eal 'baby boomer'


By MaryAnn Morris
chobee has existed as a settle-
ment for over 100 years; as an
incorporated town, 90 years as
of this year. Time has seen it
grow in spite of the death and
destruction of hurricanes, World
War 1, the desperate poverty of
the Great Depression andWarld
War 11. After World War 11, Okee-
chobee's soldiers came home to
their ranches, farms, their town
and their families.
So, now,50 years later, mem-
bers of the Post War Baby Boom
share their memories, recalling
the past half century.
Noel Chandler, born here in
1946, grew up in Okeechobee,
and except for a short stay in
Basinger, has always made his
home in Okeechobee. Mr. Chan-
dler serves on the Okeechobee
City Council and sees new peo-
ple come, and come and come.
"New people come, yes and
they have different views, but
then they stay and see how we

structures around the lake were
built after the hurricanes of 1928
and 1929 resulted, in the destruc-
tion of the towns around the lake
and thousands of drowning
deaths as the lake literally
sloshed back and forth with the
changing winds. These improve-
ments were started under
Franklin D. Roosevelt's Work
Progress Administration Pro-
gram (W.P.A.), guided by the
Army Corps of Engineers. This
work during the Depression kept
Okeechobee working through
the 1940s to be completed dur-
ing Herbert Hoover's presidency.
Then another hurricane in 1947
made even further improve-
ments necessary.
, During the mid 1950s, the
dairy farms were being pushed
out of Dade County by land
developers, and began moving
to Okeechobee County for open
grazing land. Untilthen, Okee-
chobee County had only one
See History Page 2

A series about Florida's
pioneers and history

live here and want to be part of
it," said Mr. Chandler,
"There's not quite the same
small-town feeling with more
people, but the people who
come and stay want to be a part
of us.
"I've worked as an electrician
all my life, I worked for South
Florida Water Management
updating their systems here. You
see, from 1969 through about
1981 all the old, original flood
control systems needed to be
retrofitted and maintained," he
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Marvin Chandler, Noel Chandler's great-uncle rode horse-
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Hispanic financial

seminar is planned
be Hispanic financial seminar at
the Bank of America, 205 N. Par-
rott Ave., on Thursday, May 12,
from 6 until 8 p.m. The seminar
will be conducted in Spanish.
Topics to be discussed include
establishing credit, how to pur-
chase a home and sending
money safely and efficiently to
Mexico. For information, call the
Bank of America at (863) 357-

Agri-Civic Center

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

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"The, old ditches had to be
cleaned out and maintained and
new ones put in. Everybody want-
ed to drain their land into Water
Management's canals to get more
grazing land, it was a big issue,"
said Mr. Chandler. "More and
more ditches and canals had to
be built and a terrific amount of
work was needed to upgrade
existing facilities.
"Farmers wanted more and

more land for grazing cattle, and
that meant it had to drain," said
Mr. Chandler, "Now they're work-
.ing to put in the filter marshes and
ponds that were drained before."
Generations of Mr. Chandler's
family Iav"e been Officers of the
Florida Audubon Society, working
to protect delicate habitats of
nesting birds around Okeechobee
and Central Florida.
"My great-uncle Marvin Chan-
dler brought the Audubon Society
out here. My father and uncle
served as officers as well. I was
with Audubon for 13 years myself.

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Rita Jean Attaway
Rita Jean Attaway, 60, of Okee-
chobee died Friday, May 6, 2005, at
her residence. She was a devoted
wife, loving mother and grand-
mother. Born in
Bay City Michi-
gan, daughter
of Albert and
Eullia Ellis. She
and her hus-
band came to
Okeechobee in
1995 from Fort
Lauderdale. A Rita Jean
member of St. Attaway
Catholic Church where she was a
member of the women club and a
CCD teacher. She was a Eucharistic
minister who visited the sick, one
of the first in Fort Lauderdale. She
was a foster mother for over 20
Mrs. Attaway was married for
42 years.
Survived by her husband Steve
Attaway of Okeechobee, three
daughters Bonnie Jean McGowan
of Mooresville, N.C., Stephanie
Brown of Okeechobee, Janet Att-
away Simon of Charlotte, N.C.,
seven grandchildren Brittany, Lau-
ren, Gage, Kerstin, Cheyenna,
Draven and Emily, mother Eullia
Ellis of Arcadia, two sisters Debbie
Santos of Arcadia, Sandra Wrench
of Pensacola, two brothers Gary
Ellis of Clair, Mich. and Tom Ellis of
Funeral services will be held on
Tuesday May 10, 2005, at 11 a.m.,
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home
with Father Dan officiating. Visita-
tion will be Monday May 9, 2005,
from 6 until 8 p.m., at the funeral
home. Burial will be in Evergreen
Memorials may be made to
Hope Hospice of Glades County.
All arrangements are under the
loving care of Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home.
Michael Wayne
Michael Wayne Casanova, age
38, of Okeechobee died Thursday,
May 5, 201'5. He was born Aug. 6,
1966, in Sandusky; Ohio'to Charles
and Patricia Casanova. He was an
electrician in Florida for seven
years having come to Okeechobee
form Port Huron, Mich. in 1998. He
was of the Baptist faith. Mr.
Casanova was married to Betty
Casanova in 1999.
He was preceded in death by:
his mother Patricia Casanova and
his son, Carl Campbell.
Survivors include: his wife,
Betty Casanova of Okeechobee;
three daughters, Jennifer Bailey of
Port Huron, Mich., McKenzie
Lewandowski, Alexandra Lear
both of Okeechobee; three broth-
ers; one sister; and his father,
Charles Edward Casanova of Casa
Grande, Ariz.
All services will be private.
All local arrangements are
entrusted to the loving care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Robert Everett Eiland
Robert Everett Eiland, 72, a
retired Metro-Dade Police Dept.
Officer from 1960-1986, died May
5, 2005, at his home in Lakeport.
He was born in Brooksville on
Sept. 10, 1932, to John and Grace
(Storch) Eiland. He served in the
U.S. Marine Corp from Aug. 1949 to
Dec. 1952 as a radio operator in the
Korean Conflict and received the
U.N. Service Ribbon-Good Con-
duct medal and was recently hon-
ored with a medal in appreciation
by the Korean-American Cultural
Foundation for protecting our free-
doms, the United States of America
which commemorated the 50th
anniversary of the Korean War.
While serving in the Marines at
Quantico, Va. he was selected to
represent the military in a recruit-
ing. documentary film. He was a
lifetime member of the Disabled
American Veterans Association
and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Until his retirement, most of his
adult life was spent in Miami as a

police officer with the Metro Dade
County Public Safety Dept. He
began as a patrolman, later served
in the Organized Crime Bureau, and
also as a Port of Miami detective.
During his off duty schedule he was
a personal body guard for George D.
Widener of the Hialeah racetrack.
Upon his retirement he relocat-
ed to Lakeport where he and his
wife, Nita, built their "Shangri-la"
dream home. His enjoyment was
bass fishing and fly fishing and
guiding his many friends around
Lake Okeechobee. Another recre-
ation he got pleasure from was
fowl hunting and he was an expert
marksman. Robert enjoyed teach-
ing adult Sunday school classes
and Bible Studies previously at
Maple Grove Baptist Church in
Lakeport and most currently as a
member of Buckhead Ridge Bap-
tist Church in Buckhead Ridge.
Mr. Eiland was predeceased by:
his parents, John and Grace Eiland,
brothers, Harold 'Bud' Eiland,
George Eiland, infant brother Billy
Eiland sister Selma Sharon, great-
granddaughter Krystle Abare, and
great-grandson Kyle Fogg.
Survivors include: his wife, Nita;
daughters, Bobbie (Gilbert)
Cartwright of Leesburg, Karen
Eiland of Ocala, Debra (Ronnie)
Campbell of Key West, Donna
(Greg) Staab of Perry, Cathy Laud-
erdale of Ft. Pierce; stepchildren,
Major Brent (Jeenie) Abare of
Korea, Scot (Wendy) Abare of
Cabot, Vt., and Heidi Abare of Ster-
ling, Ma.; second father to Chad-
wick Wagner of Cooper City, Dick
Brown of West Palm Beach, Dr.
Hunter Brown of Boca Raton and
Bobby Thompson of Okeechobee;

15 grandchildren and 14 great
grandchildren, Sisters, Lillian Ull-
rich of San Antonio, Fl., Kathleen
Singleton of Pensacola, sister-in-
law Mae Eiland of Shreveport, La.,
as well as many nieces and
nephews in Florida, Louisiana,
North Caroling, and California.
Funeral services with military
honors will be held at the Florida
National Cemetery in Bushnell at 2
p.m. Monday, May 9.
Memorial contributions may be
made to Hope Hospice, 100 WC
Owen Ave, Clewiston, Fla. 33440.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
Mary M. Graves
Mary M. Graves, age 95, former-
ly of West Palm Beach, died May 5,
2005, in Okeechobee.
She was preceded in death by:
her husband, Norman L. Graves
and her son, Ronald L. Graves.
Survivors include: sons, Gene
(Kathy) Graves of Lake Worth and
Norman A. (Trudy) Graves of
Okeechobee, several grandchil-
dren and great-grandchildren.
Family will receive friends at the
Northwood Funeral Home from 5
until 8 p.m. on Sunday, May 8.
Funeral Services will be held at 11
a.m. on Monday at the Northwood
Funeral Home, 5608 Broadway,
West Palm Beach, with Rev. John
Keith of the Oakview Baptist
Church, officiating. Committal
services and burial will follow in
Memory Gardens Memorial Park,
Lake Worth. Northwood Funeral
Home, West Palm Beach in
charges of arrangements.

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First Baptist Church

"A new, Spanish design
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which had a 500-seat
auditorium. The church
was damaged in the I
1926 hurricane and
condemned after the
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Come join us as we reminisce over the past 90 years of the
First Baptist Church.
For the 90th Anniversary Celebration on May 22, 2005

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Tuesday, May 10
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Corn dog
Oven baked tator tots
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Wednesday, May 11
Cereal and Toast
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Spaghetti w/breadstick
Ham sandwich
Garden salad
Fresh banana
Thursday, May 12
Cereal and Toast
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Friday, May 13
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Carrots w/dip
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Elementary menus:
Each breakfast includes: juice,
choice of entree or cereal and
toast; choice of whole, reduced fat
or lowfat chocolate milk
Each lunch includes: choice of
one entree, choice of two (veg-
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chocolate milk
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Lunch $1.25
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Community Events

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. Attendance
at the meeting and cookout are strongly encouraged, even if partici-
pation in the ride isn't possible. For information, contact Dennis
Anderson at (863) 763-6069.

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

Back to School supply drive starts
The Shared Services Network's Community Collaborative
Council is sponsoring its annual Back to School supply drive for
Okeechobee's children in foster care.
These supplies will be given to the children in Okeechobee
during their annual foster care picnic just before school starts.
The children are in need of: pencils, pens, markers, colored pen-
cils, crayons, highlighters, notebook paper, construction paper,
folders, binders, pencil boxes, lunch boxes, backpacks, glue,
scissors, rulers, erasers, index cards and calculators. For informa:
tion on becoming a foster parent, call the Hibiscus Foster Parent
Training Program at (800) 403-9311. Supplies may be taken to
the Community Collaborative Council meetings during April,
May and July. The meetings will be held in room 303 of the Okee-
chobee 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.

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

Summer PlayCamp schedule aunnouticed
Sign-ups for Okeechobee County Parks ,and Recreation's
2005 Summer Play Camp began Monday, Ma"2, at T66n Town
Center, 309 N.W. Second St. Enrollment is limited and slots are
filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Campers must be
between 6 and 12 years of age. Play camps will operate Monday
through Friday, June 13 through July 29 (except July 4), from
8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at three locations: Douglas Brown
Community Center, Okeechobee Civic Center and Teen'Town
Center. The regular camp fee is $50 per week, per participant -
plus fees for field trips and special activities. Special rates have
been set at $25 per week for a child on the reduced school lunch
program, and $10 per week for a child on the free school lunch
program within the Okeechobee County School system for the
2004/2005 school year. A letter of participation from Okee-
chobee County School Food Service must be presented at the
time of registration in order to qualify for these special rates.
Extended hours of 7:30 until 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 until 5:30 p.m.
will be available at both the Okeechobee Civic Center and Teen
Town Center,for an additional fee of $10 per week, per partici-

Swimming pool hours announced
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool hours of
operation are: May 3 June 1, Tuesday Friday from 4 until 7
p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.; Sunday from 1 until 5
p.m.; June 2 Aug. 7, Tuesday Saturday from 12:30 until 6:30
p.m., Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday
evenings from 7 until 9 p.m. (family night swim); Aug. 8 Oct.
30: Tuesday through Friday from 4 until 7 p.m., Saturday from 10
a.m. until 5 p.m., Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m. The pool is not
open during school hours. When school is in session the pool is
used for physical education and other school-related activities.
For information,.contact the pool office at (863) 467-7667.

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Looking Back ...
Jack Prescott shared this ph6to of a group of cows in the pens at the 101 Ranch at Dinner Hammock that was taken in
1946 with Twila Valentine and Betty Chandler Williamson, authors of the book "Strolling Down Country Roads". These
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Upcoming Events

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.

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.R to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee Pres-
byterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing is
invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for your organiza-
tion 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 ancestry. The annual member-
ship is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For information, call Eve at
(863) 467-2674; or, visit their web site at http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.

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 wel-
come. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m. in the conference room atThe Gath-
ering, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., for a weekly 12-step recovery and support
group meeting for women overcoming chemical dependency. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
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 mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
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.

A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car
you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while you.
listen to the great oldies music.
The American Cancer Society meets at 7 p.m. at the Raulerson Hos-
pital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., in the north dining room. The meetings are spon-
sored by the American Cancer Society and are facilitated by their medical
advisor Dr. Heller. For information, call 1-800-224-6844.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Randy
or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.

Diabetes Support Group meets at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria at Raulerson
Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N. For information, contact Wanda Hass at (863)
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 SW. Sixth St. Anyone Interested in
finding who your ancestors are Is welcome to attend, There Is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m. at
the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.20 plus tip
for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For Information, call
Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thursdays.
Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the next
camping site.
Kiwanis Club pf Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.

Community Events

Veteran's office closed for training
The Okeechobee County Veteran's Services Office will be
closed May 9-12 for training and recertification. The VA vans will
continue to run to West Palm Beach VA Medical Center, Monday
through Friday. To schedule a ride on the van, call the Veterans Ser-
vice Office at (863) 763-8124 a couple of days ahead of time and
leave your name, last four digits of your Social Security number,
and the date and time of appointment (morning appointments
only). If you need to speak to a service officer in reference to a claim
during this time period, contact the Florida Department of Veterans
Affair Benefit Office at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center at
(866) 383-9036. The County Veterans Service Office will reopen Fri-
day, May 13, at 8 a.m.

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)

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 encouraged to
attend. Membership is $15 annually. Visitors are welcome. For
information, call (863) 467-2036.
Healthy Start board to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion will meet Wednesday, May 11, at 11:30 a.m. in their office at
575 S.W. 28th St. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition 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 executive director Leslie
Spurlock at (863) 462-5877.

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.

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. Second St. The church is
located behind the Bank of America building. Tickets are $5 and are
available at the church office. For information, call (863) 763-4021.

OCFD volunteers planning barbecue
The Okeechobee City Fire Department volunteers are hosting a
barbecue on May 13 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Each meal comes
with chicken, baked beans, coleslaw and roll for a $5 donation. The
dinners can be delivered or picked up at the City Fire Department,
55 S.E. Third Ave.

KOA offering free camping day
Wendy Woodman, manager of the Okeechobee KOA Kamp-
ground, will be offering free camping to the public on Friday, May
13, as part of KOAs second annual Come Camp With Us Day event.
More than 350 KOA Kampgrounds throughout the U.S. and Cana-
da are participating in this special event by providing 30,000 free
campsites including KOA Kamping Kabins. Free-will donation
boxes will be available in the KOA stores for campers to make
donations to KOA Care Camps for children with cancer. Funds
raised will be used to send children with cancer and their siblings to
one of 34 special 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.

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

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 iden-
tificarlos. 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 con-
sidere 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.

Farm worker housing opens in Fort Pierce Sales:

FORT PIERCE -- Officials from
around the state gathered April 29
to announce the opening of Live
Oak Villas in Ft. Pierce. The new
community is a critical element in
the local and statewide hurricane
housing relief efforts designed to
meet the urgent need for afford-
able workforce housing, with spe-
cial emphasis placed upon the
area's agricultural workforce.
Live Oaks Villas, a joint venture
between the Everglades Commu-
nity Association and Pinnacle
Housing Group, was among the
very first developments to be allo-
cated funding for post hurricane
housing relief-relief desperately
needed in St. Lucie County as over
64 percent of area homes suffered
hurricane damage.
"Florida is well served by part-
nerships like. this that work to pro-
vide affordable housing for work-
ing families and also innovatively
address the needs of the agricul-
tural workforce," said Commis-
sioner of Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Charles Bronson.
Steve Kirk, Executive Director
of the Everglades Community
Association and host of the event
said that, "Live Oak Villas is an
important step in hurricane hous-
ing relief efforts and one that ben-
efited from additional funds
awarded after construction began

to increase affordability and serve
more agricultural employees."
Live Oak Villas offers an ideal
and innovative re-development
approach called urban in-fill. This
particular development is an
adaptive re-use of an urban in-fill
parcel-previously a dilapidated
mobile home park condemned by
the City. Financing for this devel-
opment relied on substantial pri-
vate debt and equity capital, with
the award of Housing Tax Credits
from the Florida Housing Finance
Corporation (in October, 2003)
resulting in a residential product
superior to surrounding units.
Louis Wolfson, Chairman of Pin-
nacle Housing Group and co-
hosts of the event said that, "Com-
munities like this are important to
the state as they provide quality,
affordable housing, which in turn
grows more jobs and increases
economic activity. That's why
affordable housing for our work-
force is such an important need
Speaking to this need recently
was State Senator Ken Pruitt, R-
Port St. Lucie. "Affordable work-
force housing is an urgent issue
facing this state," he said. "Florida
was in a backlog of safe and'
affordable housing needs prior to
last year's hurricane season. We
must now address for the long

term an issue that has been com-
pounded by the storms."
Live Oak Villas is a tree-lined,
rental community consisting of
104 residential units targeted to
serve the specific housing needs
of farm workers, with 40% of the
units set aside for this purpose.
The entire complex is affordable,
with all units at rents affordable to
families at or below 60% of the
area median income (currently
$52,450 in St. Lucie County), with
deeper income targeting of many
units. The redevelopment plan
invests an estimated $11 million in
a distressed neighborhood and
will serve to increase the tax base
of the local area.
This development provides a
blend of one- through four-bed-
room units with an innovative and
luxurious Georgian design. In
keeping With the name, the devel-
opment also preserves over 80%
of the existing mature Florida live
oaks. The property includes a full-
service clubhouse replete with
computer and fitness center
together with outdoor pool and
walking trail. It is situated in the
City of Fort Pierce, one-quarter
mile north of Okeechobee Road
on South 25th Street.
About Live Oak Villas
Live Oak Villas is a joint venture
between Everglades Community

Association and Pinnacle Housing
Group. Everglades Community
Association is a national award-
winning developer and property
manager, specializing in afford-
able housing with its particular
emphasis on farm workers. Its
$50M Everglades Village rental
community received the presti-
gious Fannie Mae "Maxwell
Award for Excellence" for its mix
of residential apartments, com-
munity facilities and recreational
space. ECA offers on-site "hands-
on" property management that
well serves tenants and provides
sound asset management.
Pinnacle Housing Group is a
sophisticated developer of rental
communities, having received
award-winning recognition for
quality of design and strong atten-
tion to management of its com-
munities. PHG specializes in
"urban in-fill" residential develop-
ment in which it selects targeted
tracts in distressed areas and con-
structs new, high-quality residen-
tial products compatible to the
needs and architectural design of
the surrounding neighborhood.
Pinnacle's sizeable investments
succeed in bringing positive
improvement to surrounding
property values and social condi-

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US farmers face elevated retirement risk

farmers are at a higher risk of
experiencing declining standards
of living in retirement, according
to a paper released by the Ameri-
can Corn Growers Association
(ACGA) and Americans for
Secure Retirement (ASR).
The study, entitled Lifetime
Income Crucial to Farmers'

with a secure retirement, "the
challenge goes far beyond Social
Security." Measures must be
implemented that would help
turn farmers' hard earned assets
into funds that will provide
steady income for life.
The report details how farm
and ranch operators and their
workers face significant and

Retirement Security, warns Con- unique obstacles in planning and
gress that to provide farmers providing for their retirement.

"With less access to employer-
based pensions and volatile busi-
ness risks, farmers often face a
more difficult retirement path
than the average American,"
noted Larry Mitchell, CEO of the
American Corn Growers Associa-
The study recommends that
policymakers should encourage
investments in retirement vehi-
cles that provide steady income

that cannot be outlived, such as
lifetime annuities, to comple-
ment Social Security. Lifetime
annuities are specifically helpful
to farmers because many have
real, tangible farm assets, such as
farm land, machinery and live-
stock and non-farm assets such
as stocks, bonds, real estate and
cash, that if managed properly
can essentially provide a "pay-
check" for life.

Okeechobee Livestock Market Report

May 3, 2005 -Cows
Cows Hfrs
Breaking $61.00 Bulls
$62.00 Yrlngs
Cutter $45.00 Mix
$50.00 Total
Canner Med #1
Bulls 150-200
1000-1500 $68.00 200-250
$73.00 250-300
1500-2000 $75.00 300-350'
$77.00 350-400
Monday Tuesday 450-500
Calves 1609 550-600

557 600-650
24 Med#2
45 150-200
61 200-250
109 250-300
2405 350-400
Steers Hfrs 400-450
185-200 160-175 150-200
165-190 162-175 250-300
150-165 126-140 300-350



109-118 99-112
Steers Hfrs



These prices are still kind of
hard to believe! Everything is still
selling real good. 500 pound steer
calves 120-125, 600 pound steer

calves 100-118.
Cows and bulls a little higher,
hope it stays. 75 cows, bred and
pairs for sale.
Hardie Driggers of Lake Placid
topped the calf market with a
high of $2.50. Pressley Ranch of
Vero Beach topped the cow mar-
ket with a high of $63.50..
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Okeechobee residents share memories of mothers

Editor's note: In honor of
Mother's Day, the newspaper
invited readers to share their
favorite memories of their
We remember Mother
By Marilyn Pryor
On her 63rd birthday, the
family surprised her really good.
Our Momma thought she
was going out for supper. Our
brother and nieces picked her
up at home. They were sup-
posed to meet another friend at
R.J. Gator's. Then they said,
"Ma, we forgot something at the
They told her to get out for a
minute. All her family was inside
when she walked through the
door. We yelled, "Surprise!" And
she really was surprised!
We love you "Ma"
The Pryor children and

By Mea Linn and Lea Nicole
Since we are too little to
write, Nana is helping us. You
are the best Mommy ever and
you are a fun mommy. Thank
you for all you do for us. We
know sometimes you are tired
and work hard for us but you
still have energy and take time
for us, like reading, "How do
dinosaurs say good-night." We
love you with all our hearts!
We love you Mommy
this is true
There's no one else
just like you:

Courtesy photo
Betty Daniels
In losing memory of
Betty Daniels
By her daughter, Pattie
It's been six months
Since I've seen your face
But I know in myheart
You're in a wonderful place
Baking cookies
Or catching redfish
Anything with you
If God grant me one wish.
My memories of you
Still live in my heart
And for that I know
We will never part.
"Love your children"
That's one thing you taught
(into this world)
That's the way you brought
Mom I'll never forget
All the things we would do
But this year I spend
My first Mother's Day without
You're forever in my heart.

Patsy Cline cakes too. (They all
fall to pieces!) She plays a guitar
and can sing'you from under the
table. She loves to rock in her
chair and play with her cats.
We'd like to wish her a
Happy Mother's Day. We love
you, Mom!

ing and love.
Over the years, no matter
where I have been, from the
frozen tundra of Alaska, to the
cool pine forest in Germany or
in the steamy hot rice paddies in
Southeast Asia, I have known in
my mind and my heart that
moms door was always open.
Thanks to Mom, Doris Anna Car-
den. We love you and miss you.

Courtesy photo Courtesy photo
Doris Anna Carden Tamera Jones and Mother

The Open Door
By Bobby, Glenn,
Phi and Sis
We often hear in all walks of
life, about open door polices.
Our pastor has and open door
police, our bosses have an open
door policy, our politicians have
open door policies, but we all
know that for the most part,
these open door policies are
open 25 to 50 percent of the
time, so they are closed 50 to 75
percent of the time.
There is one person in my life
that has had an open door poli-
cy for over 50 years that I know
of. It is open 24 hours a day,
seven days a week, and 365 days
a year. There is food, shelter, a
warm bed, understanding,
unwavering support and unend-
ing love.
It was first opened to four
children: Bobby, Glenn, Phil,
and sis (Hallie). Then came the
spouses, the grandkids, and
their friends. The door was
always open; at times it was
almost like a revolving door.
One out and one in. But it was
never closed no matter the prob-
lem, no matter the need, it was
always open with understand-

Remembering Mother
By Tamera Jones
I remember when I was a lit-
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brother. She loved us uncondi-
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very close. She is the nicest,
kindest and sweetest person.
Everyone who meets her really
likes her. She loves her children
very much. She is a wonderful
and beautiful lady. I want her to
know how much her love has
influenced my life. I love you
very much, Mom, now and for-

Remembering Mother
By Christina Jones
I remember the loving mem-
ories of my mother. While I was
growing up, my mother and I
had a close bond. I can remem-
ber being spoiled, getting every-
thing I wanted. If I needed her
she was always there for me.
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Remembering Mother
By Sarah Lee Anne Jones
The fondest memories of my
mother and me: My mom is very
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that she is alive and that she and
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Even though she gets upset with
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Pros offer lesson to help golfers improve

This is the time of the year,
when school is comes to an end,
golf greens fees are been lowered
to summer rates and we honor
our moms. It is also an excellent
time for a tip from our friends at
the LPGA T&CP membership.
This organization, founded in
1959, has enjoyed an unprece-
dented rate of growth in recent
years and boasts the largest mem-
bership of women golf profes-
sionals in the world. With nearly
1,200 members, the LPGA T&CP
membership is dedicated to the.
advancement of golf through
teaching, managing golf facilities
and coaching future stars. The
LPGA has earned a reputation as
the leader in research-based golf
education. The LPGA T&CP
membership provides its mem-
bers with section, regional and
national programs that further the
LPGA's commitment to offering
state-of-the-art education in the
area of golf education and the
business of golf for teachers,
coaches and club professionals.
The following tip comes from
Mary Beth McGirr of the Stoney
Creek Golf Club in Stoney Creek,

Fairways and
by Daniel Shube

Golf Translations
Hitting "down" on your iron
shots is a favorite tip from strong
men who take huge divots; how-
ever, don't interpret the phrase
"hitting down" too literally. The
club does work down plane in
mechanically efficient swings, but
down plane doesn't mean down
to the ground. More specifically
the lower body unwinding
toward the target allows the club
to work in a downward and out-
ward motion until it makes con-
tact with the inside back corner of
the ball. If you do take a divot, it
occurs after making contact with

the ball and the direction of the
divot should also be fairly straight.
To eliminate fat shots, you should
feel more pulling forces as you
allow your lower body to unwind,
allowing the club to impact the
inside back corner of the ball. For
solid contact, you should feel the
club extending away from your
body on the downswing and
toward the intended target.
Practice with the following
drill: take an old iron (or a basket-
ball or beach ball for safety) and
throw it to a target 10 yards in
front of you. In order to throw the
object straight you'll have to feel
the downward and outward
pulling forces.
The adage of "brushing the
grass" or "clipping a tee" is an
excellent one. If you can brush
the grass repeatedly or clip a tee
out of the ground, then the intro-
duction of a golf ball should be of
minimal consequence. Remem-
ber, the target is not the ball; the
target is really the green or the
fairway when you intend to land
the ball. Get away from the con-
cept of hitting the ball and move
toward developing a swing that
repeats itself with consistency.

Then the ball simply gets caught
up in the motion of the swing.
Consistency can be broken
down into two components con-
sistency of contact and consisten-
cy of direction. Hitting your shots
fat or thin has a negative effect on
the distance the ball travels. Con-
sistency of direction has to do
with understanding why the ball
goes where it goes in terms of its
directional patterns. Once you
understand the ball flight laws
that influence direction, you can
go about making the necessary
corrections to get the ball on line.
Learning to draw the ball starts
with the first move from the top of
the swing and should be initiated
with the lower body. If your tar-
get-side heel comes off the
ground on the backswing (a pref-
erence), then this first move
would be to plant that leading-
side foot on the through swing. If
you are flexible or prefer to keep
that heel planted on the back-
swing, then initiate the down-
swing with the leading hip per-
forming a slight lateral bump
toward the target, followed by a
clearing of the lead side.

Air Force Range accepting applications

The Avon Park Air Force
Range is currently accepting
applications for the 2005-2006
Shunting season. They had a very
successful 2004-2005 season
with 147 deer (29 of them eight
points or more), 115 turkeys (17
.of them weighing 17 pounds or
more), and over 300 quail.
The deadline to have hunting
-applications postmarked is May
15. The application fee is $10.00
per person. The application.

must be postmarked on or
before May 15. Applications may
be obtained from their web site
which is www.avonparkafr.corn,
or contact the Recreation Office
at (863) 452-4254.
The Air Force Range is also
hosting a Kids' Fishing Derby.
Anyone 16-years-old or younger
is invited to participate. All par-
ticipants must be accompanied
by an adult, and a parent or legal
guardian must sign a release.

The Derby will take place on Sat-
urday, June 4 beginning at 7 a.m.
at the Avon Park Air Force Range
outdoor recreation office.
Actual fishing will take place
between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at
four catfish stocked ponds on
the installation. Anyone who
does not have a Public Recre-
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Permit will be escorted to the
fishing areas and back. Partici-
pants will be divided into four

age groups. Each age group will
fish in a different place. Age
groups are 6 and under, 7-9, 10-
12 and 14-16. Awards will be
given for the largest fish caught
in each age group.
For information, contact Out-
door Recreation Program per-
sonnel at (8a63) 452-4254, Mon-
day-Friday between 7:30 a.m.
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,p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m.
until 5 p.m.; Sunday from I until
5 p.m.; June 2 Aug. 7, Tuesday
Saturday from 12:30 until 6:30
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,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., Sun-
day from 1 until 5 p.m. The pool
is not open during school hours.
When school is in session the
pool is used for physical educa-
tion and other school-related
.activities. For information, con-
tact the pool office at (863) 467-
Senior softball
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a Softball players 70 years old
-and older are wanted to play on
-a tournament team one week-

end a month.
They will play two games on
Saturday and two games on
Sunday in different cities in the
state. The team is in need of out-

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Okeechobee residents remember their mothers

Editor's note: In honor of
Mother's Day, the newspaper
invited readers to share their
favorite memories of their moth-
Memories of My Mother
By Angelina Jones
The memories I have of my
mother are great ones. She and I
are very close. We do a lot of stuff
together, like shopping, vacations,
concerts and just talking. She
spoils me and my sisters.
She is always there for us when
we need her: to wipe a tear, give
us a hug, or just love us.
My mom loves children. She is
helping my older sister take care

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Angelina Jones and Mother
of her kids. It takes a special per-
son to take on the responsibility of
a lot of children. That's why I love

her so much. She loves us all
A special grandmother
By Angelina Jones
My Grandma is a great, caring
grandmother. She, like all other
grandmas spoiled me and my sis-
ters. She always made me laugh.
My grandmother is legally blind,
but she is able to get around.
My grandma's husband died
when I was four years old. He died
of cancer. My grandmother has
remarried because she needs help
to get around. She has friends, but
they have to go to work.
She always takes care of me,
my sisters and my mother.

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Angelina Jones and Grand-
My grandma is a real worshiper
of God. My grandma is a really
awesome grandma!

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VA vans are
running daily
Okeechobee County has
increased the days the VA vans
transport veterans to the West
Palm Beach VA Medical Center.
The VA vans are now running
Monday through Friday. All veter-
ans needing a ride to the VA
Medical Center should call the
County Veterans Service Officer
at (863) 763-8124, several days
ahead of time and provide
name, last four of social security
number, date and time. of
appointment and whether a
wheelchair/scooter lift is need-
ed. All appointments must be
before noon. If there are any
questions, please contact Betsy
Grinslade, the county veterans'
service officer.
Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource
Center of Okeechobee, a non-
profit organization, offers free
pregnancy testing to girls and
women of all ages. We offer free
and confidential pregnancy
tests, peer counseling, referrals
for a free ultrasound, parenting
classes, and abstinence educa-
tion. Operating hours are from
10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays
and Thursdays. We are located
at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the movie theatre. For
information or appointments
call (863) 763-8859.
Free parenting
classes offered
Free six-week parenting class-
es for parents of young children
are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at
the Pregnlancy Resource Center,
1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics
include discipline a family affair,
birth to eight months infants,
eight to eighteen months the
toddler, 18 to 36 months terrific
twos, three year olds, and
uncommon sense. Each week
parents "earn" baby bucks to
purchase items for their baby at
the Center's Baby Boutique.
Childcare is not provided, how-
ever infants in carriers are wel-
come. For details call (863) 763-
8859 or (863) 697-6320.
American Red Cross
needs more volunteers.
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to be a part, of
our Disaster Action Team (DAT).
DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond
to local disasters. If you would
like to give of your time and tal-
ents to help local citizens in time
of disaster, please call Andy or
Candace at the American .Red
Cross-Okecchobee branch at-
(863) 763-2488.
Child care help
is now available
The Early Learning Coalition
has funding for child care for eli-
gible children from birth through
age 12 on a first-come, first-
served basis while funding is
available. There is no waiting
list. Parents must: be a resident
of Okeechobee County;. meet
income guidelines; and be work-
ing, or going to school or a com-
bination of both for at least 20
hours per week. For informa-
tion, call (866) 273-6340.
Head Start Project
accepting applications
Okeechobee I Center located
at 726 N.E. 16th Ave. is currently
accepting applications for
migrant children and children
with disabilities in our Head Start
Program. Our belief is that all
children can benefit from receiv-
ing educational, Health and
Social Services which our pro-
gram offers. We serve children 6
weeks to 5 years. To qualify the
family must have migrated in the
past 24 months worked in agri-
culture and primary income
must come from agriculture. We
encourage families of children
with disabilities to apply. For
information, call (863) 467-0702
and ask for Sylvia, Ella, or Page.
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locaizado en 726 NE 16th Ave.

esta aceptando aplicacions para
ninos de families migrants y
ninos incapacidados. En nustro
program nostros creemos que
los ninos se benefician en cuan-
do recivypn services de educa-
cion, salud y services socials que
nustro program ofrece. Servi-
mos ninos de 6 semans a 5 anos.
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ver salido del condado 0 estado
en los ulitimo 24 mess y trabaja-
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de la familiar de trabajo de agri-
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families con ninos incapacida-
dos aplican. Para mas informa-
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Movie times for Friday, May 6,
through Thursday, May 12, are as
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,
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Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
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CAT- Gray w/white paws. Has
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growing, milling and refining cane sugar, U.S. Sugar owns a
short line railroad and its Southern Gardens subsidiary is one
of Florida's foremost producers and processors of oranges
and orange juice products.
U.S.Sugar is currently undergoing a major capital improve-
ment initiative to expand and modernize its sugar processing
facilities. The resulting state-of-the-art facility is scheduled to
come on line in phases over the next.three years and will be
) among the largest and most efficient in the world.
Employment opportunities full time, temporary and 2 year
HR Clerk II
Progress Developer
Reliability Engineer
Journeyman Electricians
Journeyman Instrument mechanics
Journeyman Welders
Journeyman Mechanics
Journeyman Machinists (Conventional)
Electrical & Instrumentation Technicians
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Facilities Maintenance Journeymen
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See our website today for more information. Apply on-line at
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Minorities and females are encouraged to apply. EOE.

Brighton Reservation
Responsible for all HR activities at Brighton Res-
ervation but will be required to travel-to Tampa &
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include recruitment, employee relations & pre-
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be substituted for experience. At least 5 years
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istrator/Supervisor. Exp. in Lawson HRIS Sys-
tems + willingness to travel to other
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Fax resume with salary req. to (954)967-3477.


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Experienced Duct Installer
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Newman AC
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FL Community Health
Centers has has the following
position available:
Must have valid FL driver's lic
and good driving record.
Exp. with HIV/AIDS and
knowledge of community
resources helpful.
Bilingual pref.
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Okeechobee, FL
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Patient Acct. Rep
FT. Some computer
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Spanish pref.
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1100 N.Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL
Is seeking qualified people to
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erator positions. Good pay,
benefits and mileage reim-
bursement. Learn new skills
and earn more $. Come join
ourteam. Apply at Ft. Drum
Citgo, mm184, Fl Turnpike
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Exp. For Site Construction
Welding exp. helpful
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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:

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
Visit our web site at:

$26,000.00/YR. TO START


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

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

FAX RESUME TO 467-2402


We are looking for an outgoing professional to:
review, investigate and analyze company claims.
The successful candidate should possess:
a bachelors 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 401K.
Send resume to:
Fax 863-763-7874, or apply in person at:
Walpole, Inc., 269 NW 9th Street


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SPaid Life ilnsurance
OWNER OPERATORS Blue Gross/Blue Shield
4 Dedicated Runs Paid Vacation
Home Every Day Tractor Take Home Program

online application at www.walpoleinc.com
M Minimum Year experience. Minimum 23 yeaof agenda Class A CL
SFor those who qualify

Tired Of Driving To The Coast For Employment?
One of Okeechobee's oldest businesses is looking for qualified
employees to join our staff.

Positions Currently Available Include;
Welding / Fabncator Water itovl Dnller
Job Shop Helper Pump,'\ater Treatmentl Tedch
401-K. Earn Up To $36,000 Plus Benefits. We Are A
Drug Free Workplace And Are Asking That Only.
Experienced Applicants Apply. A CDL Class B Minimum
Is Required For The Water Well Drilling Position.
Apply In Person At:
One-Stop Career Center 207 S.W. Park
Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972
No Phone Call Please


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7 a.m. to ? Flexible hours a must!
Aslo looking for

Proficiency at POS and knowledge of golfing
procedures. Punctual person with strong work
ethics & lots of energy need only apply.
Call Len After 9 a.m. 863-763-6228

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The Okeechpbee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL TITE circulation
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
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
TheDaily Okeechobee Noms IsAn Equal Opportunity Emiployer

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 (subject to the discretion of management). We
offer good 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-

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

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 CNAexam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
-then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In PersonFor F further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North

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
One man's trash is
HHA'S'& CNA'S another man's treas-
-Wanted, good pay. ure. Turn your trash
Shirley's Personal Care to treasure with an ad
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Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Full Time. (Fri., Sat., Mon., Tues., Wed.)
Good Benefits
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The Okeechobee News has immediate
opportunities for New Independent
Delivery Agents who want to provide
excellent service to our readers.

Opportunities Now Open in these Areas:


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Has an opening for a
Courier/Delivery Person.
Applicant must have Florida drivers license &
& be able to lift up to 50 Ibs.
This is a part time position.
Applications accepted Mon-Fri., Bam to 3pm
at 106 SW County Road 721 Okeechobee, FL.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Drug Free Workplace. M/F/D/V.

Stucco Applicators
Apply in person
1622NW 8th St
or call



Seeking mature,
person to work full
time in laundry.
Must be Bilingual.
Apply In Person At:
406 NW. 4th St.
Construction Company
Looking for person
in framing, roofing,
carpentry, drywall,
painting & trim work.
Class D license required.
Looking for Someone
Exp'd For Concrete
Block & Flatwork.
Must have driver's license.
Annual starting salary: $30K
for qualified applicants.

For Apartment Complex
Excellent Hours,
Benefits, Wages.
Computer skills essential.
Office experience helpful.
Ideal for semi-
retired individual.
Call (863)467-9771 or

1117 NE 39th Blvd.
Direct care staff to supervise
court committed youth.
Must clear background
screenings, have GED or
high school diploma, and
have a valid Florida Drivers

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

Purchasing &
Accounts Payable
Good people skills, Quick
Books & Microsoft Office
knowledge & exp. preferred.
Salary + benefits. Mon-Fri,
8:30am-5pm. Please fax
resume to 357-0006.

w/Class B CDL required.
40+ hrs. per week.
Good Pay. Reliable.
Call: Mid Florida Portable
Toilets @ (863)655-2940.
SURVEY CREW- All positions.
New Okeechobee Surveying
Co. Pay negotiable.
Survey Field Positions, in-
strument and rodman in
Okee area. Top pay, signing
bonus, benefits, advance-
ment. Northstar Geomatics.

W & W Lumber
of Okeechobee
Has Full Time Warehouse
Position Available.
See Roy. (863)763-3173
WANTED: Expeifiaced
Dump/Roll-off Drivers
Toppay to the eight person.
Benefits. Please call
Benefits. Please call

FL Community Health
Centers has the following
position available:
F/T, Computer exp. needed.
Bilingual English/Spanish.
Competitive salary
and benefits.
Fax resume to:
863-357-2991 or apply @
1100 N. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL

Part Time Kitchen help.
Must be able to work
weekends, evenings,
Will train. Must apply in
person. 863-7.63-2950
or 863-763-5309
SECRETARY, PT: 20 hr. wk.
3 yrs. office exp. minimum
required. $10,800 annual
salary, benefits.
Apply at: http://

Financial |

Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

Sanders Concrete LLC
License #CBC055264+
Screen Room, Carport
Room Additions
Aluminum Roof Over

Shoes = $70
Trim = $25

Demolition/trash removal
Complete Residential/Comm
Insured, Bonded
Call Bob 863-357-3141



Must have a dependable
car and provide excellent
service to our customers

Come in and fill out a contractors
information sheet at the Circulation office
107 S.W. 17th St., Suite D, Okeechobee, FL.
Call Janet Madray at 863-763-3134 Ext. 233

Vinyl siding, skirting, Interior
Repairs, & Carports
Call BOB Now!!
Licensed, Insured, Bonded
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.

30 years experience
All Types of Roofs
5 Year Warrantee
SShingles Available
SFree Estimates
SAll Phases of Repair
Call Ray, Toll Free @
(877)999-3348 Stuart, FL
Licensed & Insured


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins.'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens 9 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
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
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.
Fora mobile home, $400 or
best offer. (863)467-2675.
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.
dair, Full size, Excellent con-
ditlon. $350.
GE, white, 18.2 cu.ft. Frost
free with ice maker. Like
new. $175. (863)357-8788.

Holds up to 3 bikes. $150.

VINYL SIDING D5- 1200 sq.
ft. $600. or best offer.
VINYL SIDING 95- 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.
WINDOWS 3, Double paned,
3'x6' Single hung. $150.
Will separate.

CRIB- Kindercare, w/mattress
& sheet set, beautiful, big,
white, used iwice, $100
firm. (863)763-0981.
CRIB, Oak with mattress, sin-
gle bed frame with boxspring
only, $80 will sell separately.

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

Ladies, Sz. 5. Low cut. New,
Never worn. Pd. $75, will
take $50. (863)357-1517

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

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. Sacri-
fice for $850. in Okee.
DINING SET w/4 chairs. Pe-
can. $100 (863)357-4532
DRESSER, 4 drawer, brown,
$30. (863)635-1794
fits 32" TV, excellent condi-
tion, light wood, $120.
Recliner, Good cond. $800,.
Will separate.
RECLINER- with massage,
leather, wall saver, $30.
SOFA all leather by View-
oint Leather Works, 7 feet
ong, great condition $200
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.

stored, $2200.
GOLF CART- body, '67 Club
Car, no frame, $175 or best
offer (8631675-1472.
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EXERCISE BIKE- Schwin, sta-
tionary, asking $55.
TREADMILL, Weslo, Electric.
Includes floor mate. Still un-
der warrantee. $300
(863)634-7577 .
WEIGHT SET: 150 lbs of wts.
w/bench that inclines & de-
clines. Squat rack & Lat.
tower. $175 (863)357-2829

Great. $25.

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

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

Transparent by Behr, 3 gal-
lons, $45/best offer. Call

Drum Set, 5 pc., 4 mos. old,
all hardware goes, $700.

CKC, 7 weeks old, $300.
(863)467-7778 or
AQUARIUMS, 1) 65 Gallon &
1) 10 Gallon. $65 for both,
will sep. (863)801-4949
BASSET HOUND w/papers. 9
mo. old., Female. House-
broken. All shots. Tracking
Chip. $650 (863)634-3841
mos. old, all shots, micro-
chip, great w/kids. $300,
BOXER PUPPY- 13 wks,
Cropped & docked. $350.
Like new wall accessories.
$30. (863)467-5756
$300. or best offer.
health cert., ready to go
soon, $350 (863)763-7446.

black, no papers, $350. or
best offer. (863)763-2749
leave message.
YORKI P00 PUP- 8 weeks
old. Perfect "Mothers Day"
gift. $450. (863)357-0037.
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $15 each.
(863)675-6214 after 6cpm
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $15 each.
(863)675-6214 after 6 pm
Young Rabbits for breeding,
meat or pets, $5.00 each.

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.

TELEVISION- Curtis Mathis
stereo TV, 27", wood cabi-
net, floor model, $175.

JOINTER 7"- with stand, ask-
ing $150. (863)612-0033.
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
Buster portable With all at-
tachments. $30.

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


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment B05
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden B50
Livestock 855
Poultry 'Supplies 860
Seeds 'Plants/
Flowers 865

$20. @.

PAINT MARE, 8 yr. old,
needs exp'd rider, very
flashy, $2500.
SADDLE, 16" Big Horn, West-
ern, Gated. Black. Good con-
dition. $300.

Stump Jumper. $175.
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. (863)357-6202
Snapper, 8HP, 30" cut, like
new. $400. (239)810-2821.

$135. (863)763-6342
YAZOO- 61" cut, Zero turn
mower, 25HP, Kohler, Exc
condition. 1070 hrs, $3000.


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945

Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

Waterview, Furnished w/
Screened porch, slip, pool,
tennis, avail. 6/6. $1400 mo.

BASSWOOD, New 3br 2ba
split plan Good Rental & His-
tory required. No Pets.
$1000. x's 3 (631)875-4701
gle Family Home. $800. mo.
+ Sec. dep. & Refs. Avail
May 15th. (561)445-8281.

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.
FORT DRUM, 2 Bdrm., 2 BA,
garage. Quiet country set-
ting. Small pet okay. Fenced
yard monthly or seasonal.
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
or 5pm-11pm

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

BR, Lake access. Fully furn.,
$800. mo. Util., Water &
Cable included. 1st/Last &
Sec. dep.


Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

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 mnijile
homes. Also includes 4000
sq. ft., brick home with 4
bedrooms, 41/2 bathrooms,
in ground swimming pool,
under ground sprinkler
system and chain link fence.
PH # 386-935-1150 or

BHR-Homes only, beautiful 2
story home. Call for appoint-
ment (863)467-8050
CBS on Large corner city lot.
3 Bdrm., 1 1/2 Ba. New roof,
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

wants to buy your land,
20-2000 acres. Call Joseph

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

Mobile Homes

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

OKEECHOBEE- Nice, clean,
3br, 1.5ba, No Pets,
$500/mo + $500 Sec.

Waterfront Lot. Lake access,
boathouse, 2 Carport's, C/A,
fenced yard. $139,000

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
Stuart, Park model 12'x40',
prep for FL/Rm. Fridge, mi-
cro-stove. fur i.-lt-oak, 3/4
ply flr $4700.772-229-2811


Boats 3005
Cam ers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles. ATVs 2305

'84 Mitchell Craft, 151/2 ft.
fiberglass boat w/2001 50h/p
Johnson motor. $2500. Ask
about trailer. (239)821-3170
13.511, $800.
BASS BOAT- Ranger, 17', with
115 Mercury engine, runs
excellent, w/trlr. $1500.
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.
Mercury 7.5, less than 25
hrsw/1966 trailer, $1500
or best offer (863)697-3869
MERCURY '01, 25 HR electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect .cond. $2000.
Seadoo Jet Boat Sport LE,
2001, 130hp., low hours,
garage kept, boat cover &
trailer. $8,700.
TRLR, '83- 140HP Suzuki ,
fiberglass, $1800.

V/HULL Aluminum, 12', with
fish finder 18hp Johnson
motor. With live well. Trail-
er. $985. Neg.
o .t can O .. tat
wit.n s u l..t t n IU. tt
DUTCHMAN, 26', Great fixer
upper. Villa RV Park on 441
SE Screen Rm. & A/C.
$4000 863-357-2633

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

Airboat Engine, Ground Pow-
er Unit, with 520 jugs, needs
modifying, $2000.
Rebuilt 03/05, Runs great,
$1250. Trade in considered
Call Rusty (863)467-1960
SHARK ROD, new, custom &
baits, $400. (863)467-8161
leather, new & Shimano 65
Bait Runner reel, $425.

HONDA 1977, Auto shift,
Runs good; Complete w/ac-
cessories. $600.
YAMAHA 2003 R6 Street
Bike: Blue, only 4,000 miles,
great condition. $6500. Call
Paul @ (863)634-5698

$500. (863)763-5471.
HONDA ATC 200 (3) Needs
work, comes with extra
parts. $400.
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 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
1-leavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

dr, 75% restored. 50 K, Cold
A/C. Parts less than 4 yrs.
old. $2000 863-517-0386
New engine parts. Good in-
terior. $3500. or best offer.
CHEVY LUMINA- '93, Dual air,
Very Good condition. $1800.
(863)234-1009 or
DODGE COLT 1989 Station
Wagon, Very small car. Ex-
cellent on gas. $600 or best
offer. (863)467-0376
DODGE NEON '98, Runs good.
4 door. $1,800.
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
1993, $2500.

The most important

20 minutes of your day

is the time spent reading

with your child from

birth to age nine.


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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
NISSAN 300ZX 1987, Runs
fast. Needs work. $450 firm.
PONTIAC 6000- '88, All pow-
er, A/C, Low mileage. Clean
$995. Firm. (863)763-5154.
A/C, Clean, $1395. Firm.
SATURN SCI '95, Loaded. 2
dr., 5 spd., New Tires/10
Disc CD, Racing Stripes, etc.
$4000/trade. 863-634-3797
TOYOTA- '81, Needs carbure-
tor kit, as is $350. or best
offer. (863)697-3869.
owner, runs great, exc cond.
loaded, $9900 Must Sell!
TOYOTA PRIVIA, '93- runs
good, needs TLC, $1000 or
best offer. (863)612-0258.
VOLVO 1992, Green. $1200.
Shop here first!
The classified ads

Antique & Classic Cars for
sale. (863)763-6266 or
863-697-1319 or
door, low miles, $1200.

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

FORD F600 UHAUL IT- exc.
running cond. 24' box, good
for const., flatbed for stor-
age, $2000 (561)844-5757.

BRUSH GUARD, & Diamond
Plate Tool box, SS Nerf Bars,
for Dodge Quadcab, $750.
parts. $75. (863)675-7471

new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
or Kawasaki Mule. $900.
gine runs, trans. has prob-
lem. Great for parts. $200 or
best offer. (863)467-0987
RIMS- 17" (4), with tires,
asking $900.
RIMS (4) 17" ECCELL w/Wan-
li Low Profile Tires. Fits
most 5 lug patterns. $450 or
trade. 863-634-3797 Tim
TIRES- 4, 245/70R/17. Used,
Good tread. Asking $125.
(863)697-3146 or
TIRES, (5), Falken Ziex
S/TZ01 265 50R20, plenty
of miles left, $150.
Tires-4, Bumper jack, tow
bar Heavy duty vice. $140.
will separate.
berglass, Silver. Fits Dodge
Ram 1500. Good condition.
$600. (863)763-8988

P/U with cap. Runs good,
needs clutch. $400

DODGE PU, '84- straight 6 cyl,
4 on the floor, short bed
w/topper, $600

FORD F150 1994, 6 cyl., 5
spd., new tires & clutch.
Runs excellent. $1800 neg.

GMC BLAZER, '98- 4 door,
sunroof, CD, AC,$4000.
2 Dr, 5 spd. manual. NEW:
motor/trans./tires. $3500 or
trade. (863)634-3797 Tim
Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the

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

SE, '90, red, nice body,
good condition, $2000
motor Needs Trans. & A/C
$750. or best offer.
4 speed manual trans. A/C,
2 bench seats. Runs good.

Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

On March 31, 2005, in Okeechobee
County, Florida the Sheriff seized and
held Five Thousand Nine Hundred Six-
ty-Three Dollars, ($5,963.00) in Unit-
ed States Currency and One Black
Yamrnoto 4-Wheeler, VIN NO.
WINXCDZ3250A00229. A complaint
will be fired in the Circuit Court in
Okeechobee County, Florida.
Sgt. John Rhoden
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Olfice
52035 ON 5/1,8/05

The Workforce Development Board of
the Treasure Coast Region 20 and
the Treasure Coast Job Training Con-
sortium announces a public meeting
to which all persons are invited:
Date & Time:
Wednesday, May 25, 2005 8:00 a.m.
Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 SIS Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
PURPOSE: To discuss matters concern-
ing the Workforce investment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportunities,
the Welfare Transition Program, One-
Stop Career Centers and the Work-
force Development Board. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by con-
WoKork e Develo meant Board
o e treasure oast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting, they will
need to ensure a verbatim recording of
the proceedings is made, which
record Includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is
based, in order to provide a record for
judicial review.
538490ON 5/18/05

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

held before the 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
DWELLING UNIT in a Residential
Mixed (RM) zoning district. The prop-
erty owners and applicants are Anto-
nio and Eduarda Arellano. The
property address is 1733 NW 43rd
Avenue and is more particularly de-
scribed as follows:
Lot 3, Block C, Playland Park, according,
to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 3, Page 27, Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida.
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.
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
record of the proceedings is made and
that the record includes the testimony
and evidence upon which the appeal
will be based. Planning and Develop-
ment tapes are for the sole purpose of
backup for official records of the de-
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition #M-2005-0250
53792 ON 6/8/05







i m

Community Events

Interfaith dialogue session planned
The Okeechobee Muslim community and the members and friends
of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church invite all who are interested to
an interfaith dialogue and pot-luck dinner on Tuesday, May 17, at 5:30
p.m. The dinner and discussion will be held at the Okeechobee Com-
munity Civic Center located across from the airport entrance on U.S.
98. Dr. Suraiya Hussain, a local physician and member of Okee-
chobee's Muslim community, and Rev. Sally Bull, pastor of the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, will be moderating the discussion.
Women of Islam and Christianity will be the focused discussion topic
for the evening. Coffee, tea, and table service will be provided. Please
bring a covered dish labeled with the food type. For those not eating
dinner, the discussionrwill begin at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Cultural arts committee to meet
Are you interested in bringing more cultural arts events to Okee-
chobee? 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 Human-
ity 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 world-
wide, 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 military that you would like us
to pray for, e-mail it to penteofokee@yahoo.com; or mail it to 13333
N.E. Seventh Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla., 34972. For information, call
(863) 467-1611 or (863) 634-4554.

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
Prevention Task Force meets the last Tuesday of each month. For infor-
mation about the coalition or joining the Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Task Force, contact executive director Leslie Spurlock at (863) 462-

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 Tues-
day, May 24, beginning at 10 a.m. in the school board office, 700 S.W
Second Ave. Grants include: IDEA, Part B; Preschool and Discre-
tionary, Title 1 grant, Part A-Improving the Academic Achievement of
the Disadvantaged; Title 1, Part C-Education of Migratory Children, Tile
1, Part D; RIF, Local Delinquent; Title III-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.

The Okeechobee News

will be publishing the B

Class of 2005

Graduation Section
The graduation section will
be inserted in the
Okeechobee News and "
The Okeechobee Advertiser ,
on Sunday, May 29, 2005.
To reserve space for your
graduation wishes, call one
o_ our friendly sales consult-
ants today at

(863) 763-3134

Deadline is 12 noon,
\Ved., lay 11th *

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.

Memorial Day bike rally planned
Okeechobee's first Memorial Day Bike Rally and Corvette Show will
be held at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center on S.R. 70 E. on
May 28, 29 and 30. Everyone is welcome. The. cost is $5 a day or $10 for
the weekend, and children under the age of 12 are free. There will be
live music, games and food. Come see outrageous machines, custom
paint jobs and lots more. Vendors for T-shirts, face painting and more
will be there. This is a time to honor those who have served and are
currently serving this great nation. Gates are open from 9 a.m. until 9
p.m. For information, check out www.fl-bike-rally.com; or, call (863)

Free Hair Cut Day aids ranch
Eddie Accardi Dodge is sponsoring the second annual Free Hair Cut
Day at Chuck's Barber Shop, 3651 U.S. 441 S.E., on Monday, June 6,
from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Real Life Children's

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

Frank Attkisson to speak at dinner
The Republican Party of Okeechobee will be hosting its annual Lin-
coln Day Dinner on Friday, June 10, at the Shrine Club on U.S. 78.
Social time will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.
This year's keynote speaker will be Rep. Frank Attkisson, Florida
House of Representatives, District 79. Dinner will include a sirloin steak
served with a baked potato, green beans and a salad. Tickets are $30
per person. If you or your business would like to sponsor a table for
this event please call Joe Arnold at (863) 357-6507 or (863) 610-1639. If
available, tickets may be purchased at the door.

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
maximum per family. Call the First United Methodist Church office at
(863) 763-4021 for information.

Guardian ad Litem training offered
You can be the difference to a child in need. The Guardian ad Litem
program will be training volunteers from Okeechobee, Indian River, St.
Lucie and Martin counties to represent the best interest of abused,
abandoned and neglected children in court. This meeting will be June
27-30 and July 1 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the South County Annex, St.
Lucie West Courthouse, 250 N.W. Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie,
on the second floor meeting. For information, call (772) 785-5804.

Headstart now accepting applications
The Economic Opportunities Council Headstart is accepting appli-
cations for the 2005/06 school year. Children turning 3 on or before
Sept. 1, but not yet eligible for kindergarten, may apply at Northside
Headstart, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. For appointments, call Sheryl Heater

at (863) 357-8677 or Antonia Nunez at (863) 357-2242. Headstari
opens as early as 7 a.m. Qualifying children may stay as late as 5:3C

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 11:3C
a.m. until 3 p.m. It will then be open every Wednesday and Friday
Please call ahead one day to reserve any specific equipment you may
need. For information during working hours call (863) 763-6510. Dur-
ing 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 thal
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 CrosE
Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save lives. You car
help the American Red Cross reach people in your community with
lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated External Defib-
rillation, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the Okeechobee Branch ol
the American Red Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.

Church collecting for care packages
The Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee would like to invite
the community to participate in a project for Operation Freedom Iraqi
The church will be sending care packages to 20 servicemen in the
Army stationed in Iraq. These soldiers serving our country have
requested items not only for themselves, but they also give items to the
Iraqi children while on patrol and visiting. We would like to invite the
community to help us with this project. For more information, contad
Chairperson Myra White at (863) 357-2975.

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

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

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

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