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Middle School. She is held by Leslie Garcia, an eighth
grader at the school. Students at Yearling celebrated the
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Hispanic financial
seminar is planned
OKEECHOBEE There will
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-
4200.

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
students.
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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South S:

Aloha! Friday was Hawaiian
Day at South Elementary School as
part of our Spirit Week. On Thurs-
day and Friday nights our school
chorus, the South Singers, put on a
fantastic dinner and show with an
island theme. Mrs. Yeilding would
like to thank the wonderful staff
and parents who helped make the
dinners very special. Also, we'd
like to thank Wal-mart for their
contributions, as well as Riverside
Bank, Quality Air Conditioning,
Eli's Western Wear, Eddie Accardi
Dodge and our chefs, Mr. Ricky
Smith and Mrs. Priscilla Rhodes.
Finally, big thanks to the South
Singers for presenting a fantastic
show!
In first grade Miss Schoonover's
class read "Fishing Bears" by Ruth
Berman. This is a non-fiction story


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about a family of grizzly bears.
These students are also continuing
to discuss how to write a friendly
letter and practicing writing a
friendly letter of their own. In math
they are counting
mixed groups of ( J,
coins and applying
this skill to buying
different objects
in the class store.
In third grade,
Mrs. Milrota
reports that her Super Spellers last
week were Harlie Elliott, Brittany
Duran, McKenzie Richey, Kutter
Crawford, Danyelle Sheffield,
Casey Travers, and Tuff Durrance.
Great job! The following students
in her reading class got 100 per-
cent on the theme-test: Chase Sut-
ton, Brittany Duran, Tuff Durrance,


resented a fantastic dinner show!


Zane Moreland, Harlie Elliott,
McKenzie Richey, Danyelle
Sheffield, Caleb Bockoras, Mary
Bushatz, and Casey Travers. Excel-
lent!
Kolby Golliher was Mrs. Milrot's
pick for Terrific Kid last week; he is
always trying his best and gives
110 percent at school. He went
with Mrs. Lundy to Golden Corral
last week for being on the Golden
Honor Roll, as well as having the
most Accelerated Reader points in
his reading class. Kolby is always
reading! Well, almost always. He
also was a star basketball player
on the Gamecocks team of
Upward Basketball. Keep up the
hard work, Kolby!
Keep May 17 open on your cal-
endar, because you won't want to
miss our annual Multi-Cultural


Night. This event is always a popu-
lar one we all enjoy.

Week of May 9th
The last month of school has
arrived! It's hard to believe that in a
few short weeks we will be cele-
brating the last day of school.
Miss Schoonover's first grade
class is really getting into counting
money. They are also reviewing
telling titne and working with frac-
tions. Since these are difficult con-
cepts for first graders to compre-
hend, Miss Schoonover
encourages parents to practice at
home with their child.
Mrs. Milrot reports that her third
graders are taking timed multipli-
cation quizzes. Two students,
Chase Sutton and Tuff Durrance,


have already passed all the way up
to their eight times tables!
The Terrific Kid in Mrs. Milrot's
third grade class last week was
Mary Bushatz, a sweet, shy girl
who is always nice to everyone.
Mary has something to celebrate
since she and McKenzie Richey
both earned a Level 5 on their
Reading FCAT. Tuff Durrance and
Kolby Golliher earned a Level 5 on
the Math FCAT. Way to go!
This week is Teacher Apprecia-
tion Week at South. Please let your
child write a special note to tell his
or her teacher how much he or
she is appreciated. Teachers have
class!
On Tuesday evening, May 17,
you are invited to our Multi-Cultur-
al Night from 5:50 until 7 p.m.
Each grade level is studying a dif-


ferent culture, and exhibits from
each grade will be on display in the
cafetorium.
Our Field Day will be held on
May 27. Parents are welcome to
come.
Terrific Kids for this week are
Vanesa Puebla, Brady Rogers, Jose
Jaimes, Kevin Hawthorne, Clay
Rogers, Taylor Hammack, Hannah
Collier, Sierra Coward, Fredy
Rodriquez, Trenton Gainer, Car-
men Urvina, Imari Roberts, Iris
Juarez, Tyler Osceola, Anthony
Smalls, Josh Ferris, Connor
Clements, Kyle Sarros, Ja'Taurus
Epps, Ahalee Dreher, Kasey Obre-
gon, Sierra Taylor, Jessica Prado,
Margaret McKane, Don Gram,
Blake Brady, Taylor Davis, Ben Wil-
son, Mark Youmans, Christiana
Ortiz and Marshall Hale.


Courtesy photo/BLNB
New American Cancer Society unit
The new Okeechobee unit of the American Cancer Society held its first board meeting
on Feb. 16, and now meets on the third Thursday of each month in the board room at Big
Lake National Bank, S. Parrott Ave. branch. The focus of the American Cancer Society is
to increase awareness of its mission through its educational programs and patient serv-
ices that are available to the local community. The American Cancer Society Board of
Directors for the Okeechobee Unit are: (left to right) Teresa Chandler, secretary; Nancy
Ryan-Blosser, staff; Debia Kane, treasurer; Sue Teany, president; Roy Monk, executive
director/staff; Shannon Martin, staff; and, Marge Milu, nominating committee chair. For
more information about American Cancer Society call Shannon Martin (863)-634-6107.


Legislation addresses water supply needs


Associated Press
TALLAHASSEE A broad coali-
tion of business and conservation
groups joined state leaders in urg-
ing the Legislature to support and
fund comprehensive water legisla-
tion moving through both the Flori-
da Senate and House.
Senate Bill 444, sponsored by
Senator Paula Dockery of Lake-
land, is the principal vehicle for
what supporters say is an opportu-
nity for Florida to address its long-
term water needs.
The measure addresses region-
al water supply planning, alterna-
tive water supply development and
links land use decisions to the avail-
ability of water. The bill, along with
Senate Bill 2322 by Senator J.D.
Alexander of Lake Wales, also
addresses the cleanup of bodies of


water which do not meet water
quality standards.
In the House, Representative
Donna Clarke of Sarasota has been
instrumental in the effort through
companion bills HB 1839 and HB
1881.
In addition to the legislation's
passage, sponsors and supporters
of the bills are calling on the Legis-
lature to fund the initiatives as part
of this year's growth management
package.
The legislation has also received
strong input and support from the
Governor, the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection, the
Florida, Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services and Flori-
da's water management districts.
Among organizations support-
ing the measures are American
Water Works Association, Associa-


tion of Florida Community Devel-
opers, Audubon of Florida, Clean
Water Action, the Florida Chamber
of Commerce, the Florida Depart-
ment of Agriculture and Consumer
Services, the Florida Farm Bureau,
the Florida Fruit and Vegetable
Association, the Florida.,.HQre
Builders Associhtion, the Florida
League of Cities, the Florida
Stormwater Association, the Flori-
da Wildlife Federation, the Nature
Conservancy and 1000 Friends of
Florida. I
"This is a double barrel
approach to protecting Florida's
water," said David Gluckman, of
the Florida Wildlife Federation. "It
helps clean up polluted rivers,
lakes and streams, and encourages
alternative water supplies to
replace withdrawals from surface
and groundwater."


Added Chuck Littlejohn, of the
Florida Chamber of Commerce:
"Developing alternative sources
of water supply is essential to meet-
ing the future needs of Florida's citi-
zens and the natural environ-
ment."
Florida Agriculture Commis-
sioner Charles H. Bronson
expressed the belief that the avail-
ability and quality of Floridd's water
supply are two of the state's most
pressing issues in determining
Florida's future.
"By addressing water.supply,
water quality and water infrastruc-
ture needs, this is the most compre-
hensive attempt in the last decade
to deal with Florida's water needs.
All Floridians who care about our
economy, environment and quality
of life will share in the benefits of
this effort," Mr. Bronson said.


Arrest Log


Staff photo/D. Hamilton
Young pianist
North Elementary School talent show on Friday show-
cased talent from all grades including fourth grade
pianist, Maci Thomas.


Law Enforcement Activity Log,


Sheriff's Office
April 28
Burglary, S.W. 20th Ave.
Warrant/prisoner in custody,
N.E. 17th Ave.
Fraud, U.S. 441 S.
Burglary, S.W. 20th Ave.
Disturbance/verbal, N.E. 11th
Lane.
Assault/prisoner in custody,
U.S. 441 N.
Assault, N.W. 168th St.
Narcotics investigation, S.E.
Eighth St.
Suspicious females/prisoners
in custody, U.S. 441 N.
Assist another department,
S.R. 70 W.

April 29
Assault, S.E. 36th Ave.
Burglary, N.W. 42nd Ave.
Larceny/tools., S.W. 30th Terr.
Theft, U.S. 78 W.
Burglary, N.W. 33rd Ave.
Theft, N.E. 31st Way.
Traffic stop/prisoner in cus-
tody, U.S. 441 S.E.
Traffic stop/prisoner in cus-
tody, U.S. 441 N.
Runaway, S.W. Sixth Ave.,
Trespass, N.E. Fourth Trail.
Disturbance/verbal, S.W.
28th St.,
Assault, U.S. 441 S.E.

April 30
Stolen tractor, N.W. Ninth St.
Disturbance, N.W. 22nd Ave.
Elderly neglect, N.E. Seventh


Lane.
Stolen/pressure cleaner, S.W.
30th Terr.
Theft/prisoner in custody,
S.W. llth St.
Child abuse, S.W. 12th Terr.
Vandalism, U.S. 441 N.
Missing person/recovery,
S.W. Sixth St.
Burglary/trespass, S.E. 30th
Parkway.
Vandalism, N.E. 56th Park-
way.
Domestic/verbal/prisoner in
custody, N.E. 55th Trail.
Traffic stop/prisoner in cus-
tody, U.S. 78 W.
Assault, N.E. 128th Ave.
Narcotic investigation, N.W.
363rd Court.

May 1
Burglary, NW. Sixth St.
Found/bike, N.W. 50th Ave.
Vandalism, N.W. Ninth St.
Disturbance/verbal, N.W.
154th Ave.
Traffic accident/minor, U.S.
441 N.
Burglary, S.E. 57th Drive.
Juvenile problems/prisoner
in custody, S.W. 17th Ave.
Boating accident, U.S. 78 W.
Traffic stop/prisoner in cus-
tody, U.S. 441 N.
Hit and run, S.W Fifth Ave.
Domestic, S.R. 70 W.
Traffic stop/prisoner in cus-
tody, U.S. 441 N.
Domestic/verbal, N.E. Sev-
enth Lane.
Disturbance, N.E. 14th Ave.


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or Driving
Under the Influence (DUI) charges
by the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO), Okeechobee
.City Police Department (OCPD) or
the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP):
Jody Carl Smith of S.R. 70 in
Okeechobee was arrested on April
29 and charged with burglary of an
occupied conveyance and viola-
tion of exparte injunction. Bond
was set at $30,000.
Guillermo Perez, 26, of N.W
35th Ave. in. Okeechobee was
arrested on April 30 and charged
with possession of cocaine. Bond
was set at $5,000.
Janice Williams of S.W Third
Lane in Okeechobee was arrested
on April 29 on a warrant for
domestic battery. Bond was set at
$5,000.
e Kevin Washington, 31, of N.E.
168th St. in Okeechobee was
arrested on May 2 and charged
with introduction of a controlled
substance into a state correctional
institution, possession of marijua-
na over ,20 grams and possession
of cocaine. Washington was
released on his own recognizance.
Elizabeth Lauren Murdorf,
38, of Linda Road in Buckhead
Ridge was arrested on April 29 and


charged with grand theft (over
$300 less than $5,000), forgery and,
uttering forged instruments. Bond
was set at $10,000.
Craig Waldron, 19, of S.W.
11th St. in Okeechobee was arrest-
ed on May 1 and charged with bur-
glary of a structure, theft, dealing
in stolen property, two counts of
burglary and two counts of grand
theft.
Jody Carl Smith, 29, of S.R. 70
W. was arrested on April 29 and
charged with resisting arrest with-
out violence and corruption by
threat. Bond was set at $7,500.
Bruce Bonfiglio, 27, of Center
Street in Okeechobee was arrested
on April 30 and charged with
defrauding a pawnbroker. Bond
was set at $2,500.
Craig Allen Wells, 40, of N.W
310th St. in Okeechobee was
arrested on April 29 and charged
with grand theft. Bond was set at
$2,500.
This column lists arrests.and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated. Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had the
charges dropped against them is
welcome to inform the newspa-
per. The information will be con-
firmed and printed.


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Coonfare initiated


in UT Honor Society


Vern H. Coonfare, III, of Okee-
chobee, was initiated into Epsilon
Pi Tau, a newly installed interna-
tional honor society for professions
in technology, at The University of
Texas at Tyler, Texas.
Mr. Coonfare is an industrial
technology major.
"Becoming a member of an
honor society like Epsilon Pi Tau
enhances a student's career
prospects and offers them an
opportunity for lifelong academic
recognition," said Dr. James Har-
baugh, UT Tyler associate profes-
sor of technology and Delta
Gamma trustee.
Membership is by invitation
only. Undergraduate students must


have a 3.5 GPA and completed 16
upper-level hours. Graduate stu-
dents must have a 3.75 GPA and
completed nine graduate hours.
Doctoral students must have a 3.75
GPA and completed 18 graduate
hours. Professionals who support
technology may also be initiated.
One of the 15 campuses of the
UT System, UT Tyler offers excel-
lence in teaching, research, artis-
tic performance and community
service. More than 70 undergrad-
uate and graduate degree pro-
grams are available at UT Tyler,
which has an enrollment of more
than 5,300 high-ability students at
its campuses in Tyler, Longview
and Palestine, Texas.


The Okeechobee News

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Community Events

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

Summer Play Camp schedule announced
Sign-ups for Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation's 2005
Summer Play Camp began Monday, May 2, at Teen Town Center, 309
N.W Second St. Enrollment is limited and slots are filled on a first-
come, first-served basis. Campers must be between 6 and 12 years of
age. Play camps will operate Monday through Friday, June 13
through July 29 (except July 4), from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at three
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 Okeechobee
County School Food Service must be presented at the time of registra-
tion 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 participant.
Swimming pool hours announced
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool hours of oper-
ation are: May 3 June 1, Tuesday Friday from 4 until 7 p.m.; Satur-
day from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.; Sunday from 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. (fam-
ily 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 activ-
ities. For information, contact the pool office at (863) 467-7667.

Veteran's office closed for training
The Okeechobee County Veteran's Services Office will be closed
May 9-12 for training and recertification. The VAvans will continue to
run to West Palm Beach VA Medical Center, Monday through Friday.
To schedule a ride on the van, call the Veterans Service 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 Veter-
ans Service Office will reopen Friday, 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)
467-2674.

Genealogy Society will meet
Big Lake Genealogy Society will meet Tuesday, May 10, at the
Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., at 7 p.m. Any-
one interested in tracing his/her family history is encouraged to
attend. Membership is $15 annually. Visitors are welcome. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-2036.

Healthy Start board to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
will meet Wednesday, May 11, at 11:30 a.m. in their office at 575 S.W.
28th St. The Okeechobee Healthy Start 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.





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Bulls need
your support
The Chobee Bulls football
teams and cheerleading squads
will be kicking off their ninth season
on Aug. 13. Our organization was
formed in 1996 to replace the mid-
dle school football program that
was abolished in the schools sever-
al years ago.
The Chobee Bulls will begin this
year's season by hosting the annual
Jamboree this year at the Okee-
chobee High School Football field.
Once again we are seeking
financial support from our local
businesses. Last year's football and
cheerleading seasons were a huge
success thanks to your support for
our program.
The 2004 season was the first
year for our junior football team
and cheerleading squad. Our junior
football team finished the season 4-
3. Our junior cheerleading squad
placed second in the PAL Confer-
ence Cheer Off.
Our senior football team fin-
ished the season in second place in
the PAL Football Conference and
our senior cheerleading squad
placed third in the PAL Conference
Cheer Off. None of this would have
been possible if not for the financial
support from our local, business
owners like you.
The Chobee Bulls organization
offers businesses two sponsorship


options: football team sponsor of
$250; or, cheerleading squad spon-
sor for $100.
Each sponsorship helps the
team or squad to purchase new
uniforms or equipment, travel
expenses and to pay fees for chil-
dren that might otherwise not be
able to participate in our program.
Each football sponsor will have
a banner on display at all home
events with their business name
and information on the banner. The
cheerleader sponsors will have all
their names listed on one banner
- or more if needed that will be
on display at all home events.
The Chobee Bulls is a non-profit
organization that supports students
on the middle school level. All foot-
ball coaches, cheerleading coaches
and board members volunteer their
time and effort to help this group of
middle school students prepare for
the world of high school football
and cheerleading.
Without your support this pro-
gram would not be possible.
Thank you in advance for your
support.
If you have any questions, you
may call one of our board mem-
bers: Marvin Roberts (863) 357-
6675; Mary Jane Schoonmaker -
(863) 634-0326; or Maureen Halli-
day-(863) 610-0577.
Thank you again for your con-
tinued support.

Maureen Halliday


Upcoming Events

Monday
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon at the
Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are invited.
Please R.S.V.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 organization
or group, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the
Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This meeting is open
to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual membership 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.

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third
St., at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is wel-
come. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m. in the conference room at The Gath-
ering, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., for a weekly 12-step recovery and support
group meeting for women overcoming chemical dependency. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
5261. .....
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden 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.

Wednesday
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-
1191.
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 lis-
ten to the great oldies music.
The American Cancer Society meets at 7 p.m. at the Raulerson Hospi-
tal, 1796 U.S. 441 N., in the north dining room. The meetings are sponsored
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.

Thursday
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)
824-2780.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S:98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Intema-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
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 fellowship
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 camp-
ing site.
Kiwanis Club of 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.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for informa-
tion.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open for blood
donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-9360.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Second
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships.
The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call
(863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or
(863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until
noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St.,
in Okeechobee.


Courtesy photo/Judge William Hendry
Looking Back ...
In 1976 they had to cover up the Okeechobee County
Courthouse to help deter the occupation of termites that
were trying to move into the building. Do you have any
old photos of .the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee
citizens to share with our readers? Bring them by the
Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can
copy them while you wait.



Community Events

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

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

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

Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach others the skills the\ need to sa'e li es
You can help the American Red Cross reach people in your crm-n*
munitywith lifesaving training, including CPR First Aid Automat-
ed External Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the
Okeechobee Branch of the American Red Cross at (863) 763-2488
to find out more.

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

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

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

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

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for
two to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days,
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 com-
municate well with the public and should be able to seek support
from city and county Officials, business executives and other
organizations. Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-
2306 for information.
Back to School supply drive starts
The Shared Services Network's Community Collaborative
Council is sponsoring its annual Back to School supply drive for
Okeechobee's children in foster care.
These supplies will be given to the children in Okeechobee
during their annual foster care picnic just before school starts. The
children are in need of: pencils, pens, markers, colored pencils,
crayons, highlighters, notebook paper, construction paper, fold-
ers, binders, pencil boxes, lunch boxes, backpacks, glue, scissors,
rulers, erasers, index cards and calculators. For information on
becoming a foster parent, call the Hibiscus Foster Parent Training
Program at (800) 403-9311. Supplies may be taken to the Com-
munity Collaborative Council meetings during April, May and July.
The meetings will be held in room 303 of the Okeechobee County
School Board Office, 700 S.W Second Ave. For information on the
school supply drive or the council's meetings, call Sharon Vinson
at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.








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Two graduates
Kiersten Griffith (left) and her mother, Karen Griffith
received degrees from Indian River Community College
on May 7. Karen, who teaches at Grace Christian School,
is scheduled to receive an AS in early childhood and
Kiersten, who is employed by a local business, will
receive an AA in accounting. Karen was honored by
receiving a surprise bouquet of flowers and cake at a
luncheon at Grace Christian.


Mother and son
.Omar Carrera, a first grader at Seminole Elementary
School, and his mother Yesenia Carrera celebrated Moth-
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Cinco de Mayo
Clients at Eckerd Youth Development Center Thursday
celebrated Cinco de Mayo. As part of their monthly proj-
ect each cottage made a pifiata. The pifiatas were filled
with candy and the clients took turns trying to break them.


Blanket of white wildflowers spring from roadsides


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
In many of our Florida Yards
and along our local roadsides,
spring has sprung into a white
blanket of wildflowers. Recent
callers and visitors to our office
have asked about these wayside
wonders. Our Master Gardeners
.feel it's a good topic for this
week's column, and have been
busy this week identifying these
plants.
There are many white col-
ored wildflowers in bloom right
now. These colorful creations
may be weeds in the garden or
landscape, but in other areas
they can provide beauty to the
eye. Take a careful look and get
to know these blooming beau-
ties.
One of the plants popping up
in area wet spots is called Star
Rush or White Top Sedge. This
plant is one of the two dozen
beak rushes found growing in
Florida. It forms patches along
',oads, ditches, and poorly
ilraidiedareas. A native ol practi-
!,ally all areas ol Florida, it can
also be seen in wet areas from
Tennessee and west to Texas.
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sedge, a kind of plant that is
more commonly found in moist
or wet soils. Common sedges
found in lawns are often called
nutgrasses. These plants are
challenging to control with
weed killers unless lawn water-
ing is also reduced.
Star Rush (Rhynchospora
colorata) has three to ten point-
ed white and green "leaves" at
the top. The "leaves" are actual-
ly large bracts that surround the
less conspicuous flower head,
much like the familiar red bracts
of the Christmas poinsettia. The
white bracts attract insect polli-
nators, a rare habit among
sedges, which are normally
wind pollinated.
This wildflower species can
grow to be 2 to 3 feet tall in
either full sun or partial shade.
Another similar species, the
Sand-swamp White-top, is a bit
shorter, but it has 7-10 white
bracts at the top of this grass-like
plant. The real leaves arise from
the base of the plant. In roadside


settings, they are often much
shorter because of mowing.
Because of its attractive char-
acteristics, Star Rush can be
used in water gardening, and it
has moved into areas as far west
as California. There are even a
few specialty nurseries that offer
this plant for sale.
Another kind of white wild-
flower found popping up in
patches has small round daisy-
like flowers that are less than .50
inch in diameter. These plants
have very small fibrous white to
pinkish petals with a yellow cen-
ter. They are commonly known
as Fleabane.
While there are seven species
of Fleabane found in Florida,
only two fleabanes are found in
our area. Look closely at the
small flower of the Southern or
Oakleaf Fleabane (Ehigeron
quercifolius), and notice that it
has a full circle of the slender
white petals. Early Whitetop
Fleabane (E. vernus) has a simi-
lar sized flower head, but they
have missing petals in the circle
of petals surrounding the yellow
disc.
Some species of fleabane are
known as hosts for thrips, and
photos of this plant often show


it covered with aphids. Flea-
banes growing near vegetable
crops can harbor these insects
and create the potential to help
spread some plant viruses car-
ried by these pests.
Probably one of the most
common white wildflowers in
spring is another daisy family
member. While there are seven
species of the Beggar's ticks
found in Florida, most of these
have yellow colored petals and
very limited ranges.
However, the Common Beg-
gar's-tick (Bidens alba) is in full
force in our area. It normally has
seven broad white petals with a
medium yellow center. The
diameter of the flower measures
.50 to .75 of an inch in diameter.


The plant is an annual or short-
lived perennial with a tap root.
The genus name, Bidens, means
two teeth, and refers to the two
horned seed that looks like a
"beggar's tick". These projec-
tions can cling to passing ani-
mals and the seed are found on
clothing after a walk through the
pasture or flower patch. The
seeds germinate easily, and can
spread quickly plants produce
an average of 1,205 seeds per
plant.
Common Beggar's-tick is a
very common agricultural weed
in Florida and worldwide, but is
normally controlled by the use
of selective herbicides in row
crops. The flowers are a very
attractive nectar source for


many butterflies. In the spring,
migrating clouds of white but-
terflies, the adult of the cabbage-
worm caterpillars, are often.
seen along with Common Beg-
gar tick flowers.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu.
If you need additional informa-
tion on wildflowers, please
e-mail us al
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us at (863) 763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office al
458 Hwy 98 North in Okee-
chobee, and visit our Okee-
chobee County Master Garden-
ers on Tuesday afternoons from
I until 5 p.m. on Tuesday after-
noons.


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1700 S. Parrott Ave.
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GUTTER SYSTEMS
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FURNITURE
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413 S.W. Park St.
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HEALTH FOOD
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467-7372
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467-7415
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419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
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Staff photo/Pete Gawda
'Amazing Love'
Students from Grace Christian School sang "Amazing Love" at the National Day of Prayer
service held Thursday at First United Methodist Church. Rev. Larry Kilgore, pastor of the
Okeechobee Church of God also sang. Members of the Okeechobee Ministerial Associ-
ation offered prayers for government leaders, emergency agencies, the media, educa-
tion, churches, the family and Okeechobee's protection from natural disasters.


Staff photo/Maria Chandler
Mother's Day Tea
First graders at North Elementary School Thursday had a Mother's Day Tea in the cafe-
teria. The students' moms were invited to have cookies and punch.


Staff photo/Maria Chandler
Reading to moms
First grauers at North Elementary School had a Mother's Day Tea in the cafeteria. Read-
ing the book 'Love You Forever' by Robert Munsch to their moms are (left to right) Zeke
Matthews, Krystle Harris and Rashiana Humphries.


Courtesy photo
Tropicana speech winners
In the fifth grade division of the Tropicana Public Speaking Contest the winners were:
(right to left) first place, Abigail Queen; second place, Alyson Matthews; third place,
Emily Taulerson; and, fourth place Justin Morgan (not pictured).


Courtesy photo
Public speaking winners
On Monday, May 2, sixth graders (right to left) LeAnna Cotton, Alex Ming, Selina Letch-
er and Mike McCoin were all winners in the Tropicana Public Speaking contest that was
held at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus.


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'Name this American'
Fifth graders at Seminole Elementary School put on a play for their classmates. Taking
part in 'Name this American' are: (left to right) Billy Childers, Dayton Quinlin and William
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Sports Briefs. -


Hours announced
for community pool
The Okeechobee Sports
Complex swimming pool hours
of operation are: May 3 June 1,
Tuesday Friday from 4 until 7
p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m.
until 5 p.m.; Sunday from 1 until
5 p.m.; June 2 Aug. 7, Tuesday
- Saturday from 12:30 until 6:30
p.m., Sunday from 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., 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-
7667.
Senior softball
players are needed
Softball players 70 years old
and older are wanted to play on
a tournament team one week-
end a month.
They will play two games on
Saturday and two games on
Sunday in different cities in the
state. The team is in need of out-
fielders and infielders.
For information call Harry
Bell at (863) 382-0542.
The cost will. be $15 .per
weekend.
OCRA meets
each month
The regular monthly meeting
of the Okeechobee Citizens
Recreational Association
(O.C.R.A.) for May will be held
at the Okeechobee Sports Com-
plex on the first Thursday of
each month at 7:30 p.m.
:Everyone over the age of 18 is
welcome to attend.


Church hosting
golf tournament
The Oakview Baptist Church
will host a golf tournament on
Saturday, May 21, at the Okee-
chobee Golf & Country Club.
Registration will be at 7 a.m.
with a demonstration by Buddy
Shelton, America's greatest golf
entertainer at 7:30 a.m. Tee off
time is scheduled for 8 a.m.
The tournament will be limit-
ed to 112 golfers, so early regis-
tration is urged.
A barbecue luncheon will be
provided.
The cost is $40 per player with
a four-man team scramble. For
information, contact Nancy at
(863) 763-1699.
Junior tennis
tourney slated
The second annual Okee-
chobee Junior Tennis Tourna-
ment will be held Saturday, May
21, at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex tennis courts.
Check in time is 8:45 a.m.
Tournament play will start at 9
a.m..
There will be separate boys
and girls divisions. The divisions
will be broken down into age
groups. They are: boys-10; boys-
12; boys-14; boys-16; and, boys-
18. The girls' division will have
the same age groups as the boys.
The cost will be $ 10 per player
which includes a T-shirt, lunch,
balls and awards..
For information, contact Dave
Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or 532-
9316.
Team Trail
slate announced
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail
has announced its 2005 tourna-
ment schedule.
The trail will kick off with the
Russ Bringger Memorial Tourna-
ment on May 28. The official trail
will begin oh May 29. The dates


for the rest of the trail are June
26, July 10, Aug.7, Sept. 11 and
Oct. 9.
The trail's classic will take
place on Nov. 19 and 20.
The tournaments will all be
held at Okee-Tantie Marina and
Campground. Registrations for
the memorial tourney and the
trail can be made at the Wanta-
Linga Motel or at the dock on the
day of the tournament.
For information, contact Larry
Crossman at (863) 763-1020.
YMS girls host
golf tournament
The Lady Yearlings' volleyball
team will host a golf tournament
on Saturday, June 4, at the Okee-
ohobee Golf and Country Club,
with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
The fee is $50 per person
($200 team of four), which
includes a rib dinner after play is
completed. Buddy Mills and the
FFA will be grilling the food.
There will be plenty of prizes,
including prizes for the best
score, longest drive, closest to
the pin and the worst score.
Contact Bruce Conrad to
make reservations for your four-
some at (863) 697-0952 or (863)
467-0130; or call Yearling Middle
School (YMS) at (863) 462-5056
for information.
Slate for tennis
lessons announced
Dave Ellis, a USPTR certified
tennis pro and high school
coach, is offering five weeks of
recreational tennis lessons at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex.
Classes will meet Monday
through Friday starting on Mon-
day, June 6, and ending on Fri-
day, July 8. Classes are deter-
mined by the grade in which the
student will be enrolled in the
fall.
Each student will have three
lessons a week for five weeks.
The cost will be $40. Private les-
sons are available during the


Blosser arrested on gun charge


Associated Press
BRADENTON Greg Blosser,
a former Boston Red Sox No. 1
draft pick who played briefly
with the team, has been arrested
after he allegedly fired a gun dur-
ing a fight with several people.
Blosser, who was the Red
Sox' No. 1 pick in 1989 and the
16th pick overall, was arrested
Friday by the Manatee County
Sheriff's Office. He is charged


with felony aggravated assault
with a firearm and three counts
of battery.
According to deputies, Bloss-
er, 33, hit three people before
retrieving a semiautomatic gun
from his car. He pointed the gun
and fired but no one was hit, his
arrest report said. He was later
released from jail.
Blosser, an outfielder, played
22 games with the Red Sox in
1993 and 1994, hitting .077 with


no homers and two RBIs. He
spent several seasons in the Red
Sox, Kansas City, Tampa Bay and
San Francisco systems, hitting
198 homers in the minor leagues.
He retired in 2003 and has
been working as a private investi-
gator in the Tampa Bay area.
Blosser's office referred calls
Sunday to his attorney, Bertram
V. Dannheisser Ill, who did not
immediately return a message
seeking comment.


summer for $90 for six, one-hour
sessions.
For informatiQn, contact Dave
Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or (863)
532-9316.
Swim lessons ..
being 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 the Sports Complex
(863) 467-7667.
Golf tournament
will benefit CIS
Communities In School (CIS)
and the Police Athletic League
(PAL) are .hosting their sixth
annual golf tournament on Satur-
day, June 18, at the Okeechobee
Golf & Country Club.
There will be an 8 a.m. shot-
gun start. I
Entry fees are $45 per person,
or $180 per team. Sponsorships
are available. The cost of a hole .
sponsorship is $150; a tee spon-
sorship is $75; and, a team spon-
sorship is $180. -. ..
There will also be chicken and
rib barbecue dinners. Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Prizes will be given to the first, 126.11 feet
ninth and next-to-last place 126.11 feet
teams. Fifth grader Raul Piedra threw the ball 126.11 ft. during
All. proceeds will help fund the North Elementary School track meet on April 29. The
ter Counts andYouth Center. winners of each event will advance to the county Her-
For information, call CIS at shey's track meet on May 20.
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
I Movie times for Friday, May 6,
through Thursday, May 12, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Kingdom of Heav-
en" (R) Showtimes: Friday at 7 p.m.
only. Saturday and Sunday at 2 and
7 p.m. only. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at 2 and 7 p.m. only.
Theatre II "XXX: State of the
Union" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday
at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
- p.m.
Theatre III "Hitchhikers Guide
To the Galaxy" (PG) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior cit-
izens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Redirection Center
needs volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would
like to teach others? Do you
ltelong to a civic organization or
religious organization and would
like to spread the word? If you
answered yes to any of these
questions, please contact Tom
Jones or Karin Aldridge at Okee-
chobee Redirection Center, (863)
357-5905. We are looking for vol-
uinteers to work a few hours a
month with committed youth.
Need help paying for quality
child care?
Volunteers sought
for mediation program
If you have time on your hands
*nd want to work within the court
system try the mediation pro-
gram. The Nineteenth Judicial Cir-
c(it mediation program is looking
for volunteers that would like to
become a mediator for the courts.
All mediators are court appoint-
ed, trained and certified by the
Supreme Court of Florida. If you
*yould be interested-in volunteer-
ihg and \wSi-m orfe information
oin the program, call Andrea
Bemenderfer at (561) 871-5305i
children'ss ranch
plans yard sales
Every Thursday and Friday a
yard sale will he held at the Real
[fe Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S.
441 S.E., from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Items for sale include clothing,
furniture ana baby stuff. For infor-
mation, callIRosie at (863) 763-
442.
Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
i Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items, and is cur-
rently seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice
at (863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.
iEntries wanted
for Realtors program
SThe Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors is accepting
entries for their monthly property
beautification awards program.
The property does not have to be
fdr sale and is open to residential
and commercial property
throughout the county. For infor-
mnation or to obtain entry forms,
contact Dale Ann Watford, secre-
tary of the Board at (863) 634-
7811 or (863) 763-8222.
Public recycling
Srop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the'Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance
SFacility, 306 N.W. Ninth Ave., and
the Okeechobee Landfill, 10800
N"E. 128th Ave. The vehicle main-
te'nance facility is open from 8


a.m. until noon and from 1 p.m.
uiiitil 5 p.m., Monday through Fri-
day. It is closed on weekends and
holidays. Only recyclable materi-
als such as newspaper, aluminum
and metal cans, corrugated card-
board, glass jars and bottles and
plastics #1 through #7 are
accepted at the public facilities.
Items not accepted include: plas-
tic shopping bags; commercial
business items; tires; appliances;
electronic devices; yard trash;
household trash; oil, gas, paint or
household hazardous waste; and,
batteries. For more information:
contact Russell Rowland, county
solid waste manager, at (863)
763-1811; or, Waste Management
of Okeechobee at (863) 357-0111,
or (863) 763-4818.


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CAT- Gray w/white paws. Has
a Thomas collar Vic N La-
Belle around Shadow Lane
Rd 863-675-2241 Reward
COCKATIEL- Sun, May 1st, in
Treasure Island near 27th St.
Grey w/orange cheeks/yel-
low head (863)697-1083.
LOST Tabby cat yel-
low/brown color. Vic. of old
Kmart in Clewiston. Please
call (863)983-6911
SMALL SCHNAUZER- "Abby"
female, last seen 4/25, vic of
Crooked Creek Plantation,
Call (863)357-6259.

KITTENS- 8wks old, to good
homes, very cute,
(863)635-3439.
KITTENS, Free to good home!
10 wks. old. Litter box
trained. (863)467-6905
OFFICE TRAILER, 12X50, 600
sq.ft. Inside in good cond.,
A/C, Blinds & Carpet. Free,
you haul. (239)728-3614
POODLE/JACK RUSSELL
MIX- 6mo need good
home. Good with kids.
(863)763-6195 Leave Msg.

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Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



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Okeechobee NC 763-8391
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needed for local dirt hauling.
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CAREGIVERS INC.
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for home health aides and
home makeS for the
Okeechobee area.
Please call (863)824-8733
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CITRUS HARVESTING
CREWS/CONTRACTORS
NEEDED: Good picking rate.
Interested call
239-369-9617.
DRIVERS & HELPERS
(Must be 21)
Must have CDL. Exc.
Benefits! Apply at:
Wastes Management,
Inc.10800 NE 128
Ave. Okeechobee, FL
34972. No phone
calls pleasell!
EOE, DFWP


DAIRY FOREMAN:
Billingual Helpful. Call
863-634-1756 or
863-634-1758


COSMETOLOGIST/
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Calltoday,work
tomorrow, Lori:
800-736-1379
GET CASH
THIS WEEK!
Email:
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haircuts.com
Counter Help/Delivery Driver
for salvage yard, automotive
exp. req'd. Clean drivers lic.
(863)763-2161/697-6077
DRIVERS NEEDED
Must be experienced & have
a class A CDL Apply
@ Syfrett Feed co. 3079
NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
Experienced Duct Installer
Apply in person:
Newman AC
202 NE 2nd St.
Find It faster. Sell t sooner
In the classffieds


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

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


FT DRUM CITGO
Is seeking qualified people to
train for cashier and tow op-
erator positions. Good pay,
benefits and mileage reim-
bursement. Learn new skills
and earn more $. Come join
our team. Apply at Ft. Drum
Citgo, mml84, Fl Turnpike
(863)763-9383 DFWP
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? 0o? It can go even
aster when you sell it
in the classified.


Help Wanted
HANDYMAN
Salary commensurate
with experience.
Call Mr. Dick Sills, Ext. 139
and leave message.
(772)5973791


HUMAN RESOURCE ANALYST
Brighton Reservation
Responsible for all HR activities at Brighton Res-
ervation but will be required to travel to Tampa &
Ft. Pierce Reservations from time to time. Duties
include recruitment, employee relations & pre-
employment screening. Bachelors pref. but may
be substituted for experience. At least 5 years
exp. in human resources as a Generalist/Admin-
istrator/Supervisor. Exp. in Lawson HRIS Sys-
tems + willingness to travel to other
Reservations. Salary negotiable with benefits.
Fax resume with salary req. to (954)967-3477.

IMMEDIATE OPENING
Part-Time Pharmacist
Pharmaceutical Services
Located at
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call:
(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 CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
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Pharmacy Consultant
Pharmaceutical Services
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call (863) 357-2442 for more information
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CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR
We are looking for an outgoing professional to:
review, investigate and analyze company claims.
The successful candidate should possess:
a bachelor's degree or equivalent management
experience. The ability to handle multiple priorities
with an attention to detail, strong communication,
negotiation and organizational skills are required.
Competitive salary, benefits including 401 K.
Send resume to:
ptougas(walpoleinc.com
Fax 863-763-7874, or apply in person at:
Walpole, Inc., 269 NW 9th Street


Okeechobee News

The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL TIME circulation
assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
References
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program




Professional Cook
Okeechobee Health Care Facility-
Full Time. (Fri., Sat., Mon., Tues., Wed.):
Good Benefits
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street
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Apply in person
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or call
863-467-0541


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LAUNDRY

WORKER
Seeking mature,
S responsible
person to work full
time in laundry.
Must bWe Bilingual.
:Apply In Person At:
406 N.W. 4th St.
,; Local
Construction Company
Looking for person
L EXPERIENCEDn
(. in framing, roofing,
- carpentry, drywall,
' painting & trim work.
Class D license required.
S 863-357-1804
4-
,Looking for Someone
; Exp'd For Concrete
4: Block & Flatwork.
SMust have drivers license.
:Annual starting salary: $30K
!, for qualified applicants.
863-357-0852

OFFICE MANAGER
SFor Apartment Complex
i: Excellent Hours,
S Benefits, Wages.
Computer skills essential.
i Office experience helpful.
Ideal for semi-
retired individual.
Call (863)467-9771 or
(863)407-334-5418
EOE.
Praxair, A World Leader in In-
o dustrial Gases is now hiring
s.for various positions in our
fill plant facility. Exc. health-
care benefits, matching
401K retirement & profit
sharing (paid quarterly),
H must be able to pass back-
' ground check. Please apply
in person at 2534 NW 16th
Blvd., Okee. No phone calls
Please. DFWRP.

Purchasing &
a 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.

SERVICE DRIVER NEEDED
w/Class B CDL required.
40+ hrs. per week.
Good Pay. Reliable.
< Call: Mid Florida Portable
?-Toilets @ (863)655-2940.
purvey Field Positions, in-
H strument and rodman in
Okee area. Top pay, signing
bonus, benefits, advance-
f ment. Northstar'Geomatics.
772-781-6400.
W & W& Lumber
of Okeechobee
Has Full Time Warehouse
Position Available.-
See Roy, (863)763-3173
D/F/W/P
WANTED: Experienced
Dump/Roll-off Drivers
Top pay to the right person.
Benefits. Please call
772-336-9636
' WANTED EXPERIENCED
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TRACTOR OPERATORS
- Top pay to the right person
I- Benefits. Please call
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Part Time Kitchen help.
Must be able to work
weekends, evenings,
Will train. Must apply in
person. 863-763-2950
or 863-763-5309


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315





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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 "
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complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
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long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
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Services



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




ERNEST LANCASTER
ROPPY SANDERS
Sanders Concrete LLC
License #CBC055264+
Screen Room, Carport
Room Additions
Aluminum Roof Over
(863)634-2044



MAURO HORSE SHOEING
(954)540-9659
Oklahoma
Graduate
Shoes= $70
STrim = $25
Landscape-
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TOP BRANCH
TREE SERVICE &
LANDSCAPING
Demolition/trash removal
Complete Residential/Comm
Licensed,#1H0000785
Insured, Bonded
Call Bob 863-357-3141
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TIRED OF WAITING??
Vinyl siding, skirting, Interior
Repairs, & Carports
Call BOB Now!i
(863)357-3141
Licensed, Insured, Bonded
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ROOFING, DRYWALL
& PAINTING
30 years experience
All Types of Roofs
5 Year Warrantee
Shingles Available
Free Estimates
All Phases of Repair
Call Ray, Toll Free @
(877)999-3348 Stuart, FL
Licensed & Insured
#CGC001594


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building MaierialsS-lO
Business Equipment 5-15
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 5GO
Clothing 535
Coins,/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 580
Crafts;Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens S Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets.Supplies.'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools 9 Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television,/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 7-10




AIR COND.(2)- 20K BTU Re-
verse Cycle, and 5500 BTU,
both window units, $375.
(863)674-0467.
CENTRAL AIR & HEAT UNIT-
For a mobile home, $400 or
best offer. (863)467-2675.
CENTRAL AIR UNIT w/Com-
pressor & Air handler built in
1 unit. 2 ton Coleman. $500/
best offer. (561)622-2548


DRYER- Kenmore, Great
shape. Only $75. Guaran-
teed & free delivery.
863-675-8937.
MICRO RANGE COMBO Frigi-
dair, Full size, Excellent con-
dition. $350.
(863)763-3693.
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER-
GE, white, 18.2 cu. ft. Frost
free with ice maker. Like
new. $175. (863)357-8788.


BIKE CARRIER- Yakima,
Holds up to 3 bikes. $150.
(863)467-0031.

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VINYL SIDING D5- 1200 sq.
ft. $600. or best offer.
(863)610-2190.
VINYL SIDING D05- Gray, ap-
prox..400 sq. ft. $300. or
est offer. (863)610-2190.
WINDOWS (2) Gorrel, Vinyl,
Thermopane, 5/8th low E,
Argon gas filled. 36x36.
$200 both. (863)467-5956


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



CRIB- Kindercare, w/mattress
& sheet set, beautiful, big,
white, used twice, $100
firm. (863)763-0981.
CRIB, Oak with mattress, sin-
gle bed frame with boxspring
only, $80 will sell separately.
(863)763-4257



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


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



COMPUTER- Compaq Desk
Pro, w/monitor, keyboard,
mouse, over 30 games.
$75. (863)843-0158
DELL COMPUTER- Windows
XP, Monitor, Keyboard,
printer, & Games $150.
(863)843-01'58.


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
CdUCH, 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.
(863)467-2132
DINING SET w/4 chairs. Pe-
can. $100'(863)357-4532
DRESSER, 4 drawer, brown,
$30. (863)635-1794
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
fits 32" TV, excellent condi-
tion, light wood, $120.
(863)634-9826.
HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE -
Recliner, Good cond. $800,.
Will separate.
(863)675-3804.
RECLINER- with massage,
leather, wall saver, $30.
(863)946-1481.
SOFA all leather by View-
point Leather Works, 7 feet
long, great condition $200
(863)763-4371
SOFA, Sectional. New. Very
clean. $700. (863)364-7359
SOFA, Sleeper, Leather, 8 Ft.
Long.,$350. (863)467-2930
SOFA, Sleeper w/2 glass top
end tables, good condition
$250. (863)357-1560
WATERBED- King size, ready
to set up. $100.
(863)763-6909.



EASY GO GOLF CART re-
stored, $2200.
(863)692-2229.
GOLF CART- body, '67 Club
Car, no frame, $175 or best
offer (863)675-1472.
GOLF CART- Club Car, gas,
reconditioned, $1495.
(863)675-1472.
GOLF CART- Easy Go. 3
wheeler, Brand new batteries
with a charger, Very clean.
$1300, (863)467-7428


RUGER MINI 14-, Early Pre
Ban very low serial #, Extra
mags, $599.
(863)763-5110.



EXERCISE BIKE- Schwin, sta-
tionary, asking $55.
(863)357-0371.
TREADMILL, Weslo, Electric.
Includes floor mate. Still un-
der warrantee. $300
(863)634-7577
WEIGHT SET: 150 lbs of wts.
w/bench that inclines & de-
clines. Squat rack & Lat.
tower. $175 (863)357-2829



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



ELEGANT KING COME.
Beige-taupe beaded 2 king
shams, 2 throw pil. like new
$50 (863)634-1893
FLORAL peach/rose/sage
comforter, full sz., complete
set w/matching trash can
$75 (863)634-1893
RED DEPRESSION GLASS
Set, Pitcher, 6 glasses Per-
fect condition. A rare find.
$150. (863)763-8149


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


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



Drum Set, 5 pc., 4 mos. old,
all hardware goes, $700.
(863)634-9771


AMER PITT BULL TERRIER-
CKC, 7 weeks old, $300.
(863)4,67-7778 or
863)697-6420.
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
BOSTON TERRIER- male, 10
mos. old, all shots, micro-
chip, great w/kids. $300,
(863)697-0845.
BOXER PUPPY- 13 wks,
Cropped & docked. $350.
(863)634-1157.
GUINEA PIG / RABBIT CAGE,
Like new w/all accessories.
$30. (863)467-5756
JACK RUSSELL PUPPY- 9mo.
$300. or best offer.
(863)447-5296.
PITT BULL PUPS- Brindle,
health cert., ready to go
soon, $350 (863)763-7446.
TOY CHIHUAHUA PUP male,
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 6pm
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $15 each.
(863)675-6214 after 6pm
Young Rabbits for breeding,
meat or pets, $5.00 each.
(863)357-1035



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


ISpecial Notice 0155


ke chobeeMust have a dependable
Okeechobee car and provide excellent
X. T .. service to our customers


iNews


everyday.


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



TELEVISION- Curtis Mathis
stereo TV, 27", wood cabi-
net, floor model, $175.
(863)357-8788.


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
$135 (863)763-8149
VACUUM CLEANER Oreck
Buster portable With all at-
tachments. $30.
(863)467-6548


WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
(77M)562-5567

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn 8 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds 'Plants/
Flowers 865




ROUND BALES OF HAY
$20. @.
8631634-9111


PAINT MARE, 8 yr. old,
needs exp'd rider, very
flashy, $2500.
239-253-2804
SADDLE, 16" Big Horn, West-
ern, Gated. Black. Good con-
dition. $300.
(863)763-8988



BUSH HOG MOWER- With
Stump Jumper. $175.
(863)674-0212.
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. (863)357-6202
RIDING LAWN MOWER,
Snapper, 8HP 30" cut, like
new. $400. (239)810-2821.

RIDING MOWER, Snapper,
$135. (863)763-6342
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
the classified.


READING A
NEWSPAPER...
makes you a more informed
and Interesting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
aro morn successful


Rentals



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



COTTAGE, on canal.
2 Bdrm. 1 Ba. Easy access to
lake, screen porch, car port,
Newly renovated. Water & TV
Satellite Provided.'No pets.
$750 mo. + dep. Appoint-
ment only.
772-794-2438/772"538-8183
FORT DRUM, 2 Bdrm., 2 BA,
garage. Quiet country set-
ting. Small pet okay. Fenced
yard monthly or seasonal.
(305)944-2721.
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR, 1BA, Sin-
gle Family Home. $800. mo.
+ Sec. dep. & Refs. Avail
May 15th. (561)445-8281.
Okeechobee, 3BR/1BA, Ig liv-
ing rm, kit. & dining rm, 1
car garage, $900 mo. +
sec., ref's req'd. Call Kamal
(561)792-9431 7am-10am
or5pm-11pm




Medical
Office Space
For Lease, needs build
out completed. Approx.
2000 sq. ft. willing to di-
vide into 2 separate of-
fice spaces, close to
hospital. For information
467-0831.



BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Duplex, 1
BR, Lake access. Fully furn.,
$800. mo. Util., Water &
Cable included. 1st/Last &
Sec. dep.
561-307-0900/632-0948.

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.'
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB111 AU237

DEVELOPER/INVESTOR-
wants to buy your land,
20-2000 acres. Call Joseph
(305)992-7343.


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005'
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 015
Mobile Homes Sale w020



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



OTTER CREEK: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba
on 1 Acre. Large carport &
fenced in pool. $160,000
(863)357-0668/697-8416
Stuart, Park.model 12'x40',
prep for FL/Rm. Fridge, mi-
cro-stove. furn. It oak, 3/4
ply fir $4700.772-229-2811

Recreation



Boats o00r
Campers RVs 010'
Jet Skiis Ci301
Marine Accessories 30'20
Marine Miscellaneous 30
Motorcycles i.310
Sport Vehicles ATVs 30-:5


'84 Mitchell Craft, 15/ ft.
fiberglass boat w/2001 50h/p
Johnson motor $2500. Ask
about trailer. (239)821-3170
AIR BOAT HULL- w/cage,
13.5ft, $800.
(863)634-9826.
BASS BOAT- Ranger, 17', with
115 Mercury engine, runs
excellent, w/trlr. $1500.
(863)801-1666.
BOAT & TRAILER- fiberglass
boat Mercury 7.5 w/ less
than 25 hours. Great shape.
$1500 neg.(836)697-3869
EVINRUDE- 25HP, Electric
start like new cond. $1295.
(863)635-3465.
FIBERGLASS BOAT-1961
Mercury 7.5, less than 25
hrs w/1966 trailer, $1500
or best offer (863)697-3869
MERCURY '01, 25 HP electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
Seadoo Jet Boat Sport LE,
2001, 130hp., low hours,
garage kept, boat cover &
trailer. $8,700.
(863)983-3189/228-1277
TIDECRAFT BASS BOAT &
TRLR, '83- 140HP Suzuki,
fiberglass, $1800.
(863)946-1481.

V/HULL Aluminum, 12', with
fish finder 18hp Johnson
motor. With live well. Trail-
er. $985. Neg.
(863)414-0787.


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



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



Airboat Engine, Ground Pow-
er Unit, with 520 jugs, needs
modifying, $2000.
(863)675-1754
JOHNSON MOTOR- 70HP,
Rebuilt 03/05, Runs great,
$1250. Trade in considered
Call Rusty (863)467-1960
SHARK ROD, new, custom &
baits, $400. (863)467-8161


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:

FORTa

H Ij,

4411NOR


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.
(863)673-0920
CHEVY PICK UP 1979, For
parts. $75. (863)675-7471
RIMS- 17" (4), with tires,
asking $900.
(239)324-2891.


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


SPINNING ROD, custom
leather, new & Shimano 65
Bait Runner reel, $425.
(863)467-8161


HONDA 1977, Auto shift,
Runs good. Complete w/ac-
cessories. $600.
(863)467-5819
YAMAHA 2003 R6 Street
Bike: Blue, only 4,000 miles,
great condition. $6500. Call
Paul @ (863)634-5698



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

Automobiles



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



1991 HONDA CIVIC
Ice cold a/c & tow hitch
$1800 (863)675-4540 or
(863)677-3091
CADILLAC BROUGHAM '83, 4
dr, 75% restored. 50 K, Cold
A/C. Parts less than 4 yrs.
old. $2000 863-517-0386
CHEVY CAVALIER '99, A/C,
New engine parts. Good in-
terior. $3500. or best offer.
(863)610-2190
CHEVY LUMINA- '93, Dual air,
Very Good condition. $1800.
(863)234-1009 or
(863)674-0843.
DODGE 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.
(863)697-2622.
FORD Bronco-1990 XLT 4x4
runs good, looks good. Ask-
ing $2500 (239)707-8365
or (863)673-2342
FORD TAURUS 1989, 4 Door,
$1000. (863)447-0384
FORD TAURUS, '87 no air,
auto, new tires, low miles,
rebuilt mtr, new batt, $800
neg. (863)763-6396
FORD TEMPO- "93, Good
Condition. $1500.
(863)234-1009 or
863)674-0843.
LINCOLN TOWN CAR 1991,
Runs good w/air. Needs
shocks. $1000 firm.
(863)763-3822
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS,
1993, $2500.
(863)763-8409
NISSAN 300ZX 1987, Runs
fast. Needs work. $450 firm.
(863)612-0900
PONTIAC 6000- '88, All pow-
er, A/C, Low mileage. Clean
$995. Firm. (863)763-5154.
PONTIAC BONNIVILLE- '92,
A/C, Clean, $1395. Firm.
(863)763-5154.
SATURN 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.
TOYOTA AVALON, '00- 1
owner, runs great, exc cond.
loaded, $9900 Must Sell!
(561)422-3477.
TOYOTA PRIVIA, '93- runs
good, needs TLC, $1000 or
best offer. (863)612-0258.
VOLVO 1992, Green. $1200.
(561)996-6633


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



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









12 The Okeechobee News, Monday, May 9, 2005


REQUEST FOR BIDS (RFB) CN051016
C-39A & C-40 EROSION REPAIRS,
HIGHLANDS & OKEECHOBEE COUNTIES, FLORIDA
The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm
Beach, Florida 33406, for C-39A & C-40 Erosion Repairs, Highlands & Okee-
chobee Counties, FL on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 a 2:30 p.m. local time, at
which timely submitted bids will be opened and publicly read. Repair approxi-
mately 15,2 miles of canal banks by filling, compactlir, & hydro-seeding dis-
turbed areas. An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be held onsite on
Wednesday, May 18, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. west on SR 70, pass Kissimmee
River, until C-41 canal (approx. 25 miles west of Okeechobee), & arrive at C-41
& C-39A canal junction on the right hand side. For directions call
(561)719-0429.A site visit will immediately follow.
All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Inter-
ested respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading It for
free from our webslte www.swmd.gov,. by obtaining a set for $0.0 at the
above address, by calling (561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOT-
LINE 800-472-5290. The public is invited to attend the bid opening. Information
on the status of this solicitation can be obtained at our web site -
www.stwmd.gov.


I---I---Ml

ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
or Kawasaki Mule. $900.
(863)692-2229.
OLDS TORONADO 1988 En-
gine runs, trans. has prob-
lem. Great for parts. $200 or
best offer. (863)467-0987
RIMS (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
67-0883.
TIRES, (5), Falken Ziex
S/TZ01 265 50R20, plenty
of miles left, $150.
(863)763-4098
Tires-4, Bumper jack, tow
bar Heavy duty vice. $140.
will separate.
(863)675-7471.
TONNEAU COVER, Leer, Fi-
berglass, Silver. Fits Dodge
Ram 1500. Good condition.
$600. (863)763-8988


DODGE DAKOTA
P/U with cap. Runs good,
needs clutch. $400
(863)357-2573 ,
How do you find a.job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified '


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



GMC BLAZER, '98- 4 door,
sunroof, CD, AC,$4000.
(863)697-1670.

JEEP CHEROKEE SPORT '96
2, Dr, 5 spd. manual. NEW:
motor/trans./tires. $3500 or
trade. (863)634-3797 Tim


CARGO TRAILER, '00 Hall-
mark 8x20, with dovetail
ramp, pulled twice locally,
$4,000.239-250-3282

TRAILER Heavy Duty, dove-
tailed w/ ramps and dual 8
lug axles. 7' 6" x 19' $1700
(239)707-8365


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

FORD AEROSTAR-'92, Good
motor Needs Trans. & A/C
$750. or best offer.
(863)357-6378. -


LAND PLANNING AGE JCY MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE: The Land Planning Agency for the City of Okeechobee, Florida, will meet on
Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The meeting
will beheld at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, In the Council Chambers, Room
200, Okeechobee, Forida. The items of consideration at this meeting are, but not
limited to, proposed amendments to the Land Development Regulations (LDR's),
specifically the list of definitions.
All items will be forwarded with their recommendation to the City Council for final con-
sideration and approval.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any de-
cision made by the Land Planning Agency with respect to any matter considered at
this meeting, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based. Tapes are used for the sole purpose of back-up for the Clerk's Office.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Katrina ook, no later than two (2) workings days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218; if you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamotea, CMC, City Clerk
53810 ON 5/9/05


FORD ECONOLINE 300- 6cyl,
4 speed manual trans. A/C,
2 bench seats. Runs good.
$1150.(863)447-0613

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


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Workforce Development Board of
the Treasure Coast Region 20 and
the Treasure Coast Workforce Consor-
tium announces a public meeting of
the Executive Committee to which all
persons are Invited:
Date & Time:
Friday, May 13 2005 8:00 a.m.
Place: Workforce Development
Board of the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St.Lucle, 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-
tacting:
Woore Develoament Board
o tae reassure 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.
53848 ON 5/9/05

One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.


DESIGN REVIEW BOARD MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE: The Design Review Board for the City of Okeechobee will meet on Tuesday,
May 5 2005 at 7:15 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The meeting will be
held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers, Room 200,
Okeechobee, Florida. The items of consideration at this meeting are proposed
Amendments to the City Commerce Center Deed Restrictions.
All Items will be forwarded with their recommendation to the City Council for final con-
sideration and approval.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any de-
cision made by the Land Planning Agency with respect to any matter considered at
this meeting, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based. Tapes are used for the sole purpose of back-up for the Clerk's Office.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Katrina Cook, no later than two (2) workings days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 218; if you are hearing or voice im-
paired, call TOD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk
53810 ON 5/9/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2004-CA-213
OLD STANDARD LIFE
INSURANCE COMPANY
Plaintiff,
Vs.
LOUIS H. BEHR; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF LOUIS H. BEHR, N/K/A MELISSA
BEHR,
Defendants,
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant
to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure
dated January 20, 2005, and entered
in Case No. 2004-CA-213 the Circuit
Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in
and for Okeechobee County, Florida
wherein Old Standard Life Insurance
Company Is Plaintiff and Louis H. Behr
and Mellssa Behr are the Defendants, I
will sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash on the front south steps of
the Okeechobee County Courthouse
located at 304 NW 2nd St., Okeecho-
bee, FL 34972 at 11:00 am on the
18th day of May, 2005, the following
described property Okeechobee
County, Florida:
LOT H, TREASURE ISLAND, UNIT 5, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
65, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY FLORIDA.
1972 NASH single wide mobile home,
being ID number MN181122R19238
and Title No. 5287548;
1975 MANA single wide mobile home,
bearing ID number 0439689700 and
Title No. 5513014;
1973 BUDD single wide mobile home,
bearing ID number 01618530 and Ti-
fe No. 5513018
TOGETHER WITH THE FOLLOWING
PERSONAL PROPERTY:
Unit 1: 3 a/c window units, refrigerator,
a-, rinne furniri '
.h, :', ii I~ia 31, electric range,
refrigerator.
Unit 3: 2 a/c window unit, furnace, gas
range, refrigerator, non-working
sprinkler system.
Dated this 20th day of April, 2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OFTHE CIRCUIT COURT
By:/s/Debbie Goodrich
DEPUTY CLERK
52277 ON 5/2,9/05


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Workforce Development Board of
the Treasure Coast Region 20 and
the Treasure Coast Workforce Devel-
opment Consortium announces a pub-
lic meeting to which all persons are
invited:
Date & Time:
Tuesday, May 12,2005 -12:00 noon
Place: One-Stop Career Center
1408 Old Dixiae Highway
Vero Beach, FL 32960
PURPOSE: To discuss matters concern-
lag the W force Investment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportunities,
the Welfare Transition Prnqrqm On,-
Stop Career Centers m, ir.,. i'..n.
force' Development Board. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by con-
tacting:

Wokorre Develoament Board
o nae treasure oast
City Center
9350 S USHighway #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
asove 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.
53857 ON 5/9/05

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVILDIVISION
CASE NO.: 2004-CA-313
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff
vs.
UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DE-
VISEES, ASSGINEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTER-
EST IN THE ESTATE OF HOWARD E.
VANNERSON A/K/A II. E. VANNER-
SON, DECEASED, et al,
- Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: KAREN GRAHAM AND UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF KAREN GRAHAM
(Residence Unknown)
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the fol-
lowing described property:
COMMENCING AT THE 1/4 SECTION
CORNER ON THE WEST BOUNDARY
LINE OF SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37
SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST, RUN
THENCE S 89 DEG. 24'08" E ALONG
THE 1/4 SECTION LINE FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 180.00 FEET, THENCE
RUN S 0 DEG. 05'07" W PARALLEL
WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY LINE OF
THE S 1/2 OF SAID SECTION 17, FOR
A DISTANCE OF 1100.00 FEET,
THENCE RUN S 89 DEC. 24'08" E
FOR A DISTANCE OF 594.00 FEET
FOR PO.B., THENCE CONTINUE S 89
DEG. 24'08" E FOR A DISTANCE OF
198.00 FEET, THENCE RUN N 0 DEG.
05'07" E FOR A DISTANCE OF 220.008
FEET, THENCE RUN 89 DEG. 24'08"
W FOR A DISTANCE OF 198.00 FEET,
THENCE RUN S 0 DEG. 05'07" W FOR
A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET TO
PO.B. ALSO KNOWN AS PARCEL
752, FOUR SEASONS ESTATES, LY-
ING IN AND COMPRISING A PART OF
THIS S 1/2 OF SECTION 17, TOWN-
SHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36 EAST,
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH 1984 DOUBLEWIDE
MOBILE HOME WITH VIN#'S
ODO FL228410659A &
ODOCFL228410659B.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a cop y of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it, on Marshall
C. Watson, PA., Attorney for Plaintiff,
whose address is 1800 NW 49th
STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDER-
DALE, FL 33309 on or before June 8,
2005, a date which is within thirty
(30) days after the first publication of
this Notice in the Okeechobee News
-. and file the original with the Clerk of
this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
disabled person who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tions to participate in this proceeding
should contact the Clerk Office not lat-
er than seven (7) days prior to the
proceeding at 304 NW 2ND STREET,
ROOM 101, Okeechobee, FL 34972 or
Telephone (941 763-3131 or
1-800-955-8771 TDD. WITNESS my
hand and the seal of this Court this
2nd say of May, 2005.
Sharon Robertson
As Clerk of the Court
By:/s/ALandy Wherrel;
As Deputy Clerk
52917 ON 5/9,16/05


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School advisory

meeting is today
The School Advisory Council of
Moore Haven Junior-Senior High
School will hold its regular month-
ly meeting on Monday, May 9, at 7
p.m. in the media center.

Lion's Club to

meet on, May 10
The next regular meeting of the
Moore Haven Lions Club will be
held Tuesday, May 10, starting at
5:30 p.m. It will be a dinner meet-
ing and will be held at the Ameri-
can Legion Hall on River Road in
Moore Haven.

Board wants sector

plan for Muse area
The Glades County Board of
County Commissioners is expect-
ed to adopt a resolution to submit
to the Southwest Florida Regional
Planning Council at their day
meeting May 10, asking ihat the.
prepare a sector plan for the "Four
Corners" area, including Muse,, to
expedite proposed comprehen-
sive plan amendments for the'
region.
The board approved the con-
cept at their regular meeting April
25, following the presentation of a
report by Commissioner Russell
Echols on the results of a "Four
Corners", Working Group meeting
held in LaBelle April 22.
The committee, which includes
local officials from Hendry, Glades,
Charlotte and Lee Counties, as
well as staff from those areas and
the city of LaBelle and other inter-
ested individuals, as well as staff
from the Southwest Florida
Regional Planning. Council is
working to identify existing and
approved developments, 'prepar-
ing an assessment of infrastructure
and regulatory needs, maps and
graphics, and will develop a report
of their findings to present to the
counties, city and SWFRPC .in
August.


Veterans have

a new advocate.
Glades County Veterans have
a new advocate. Willie Ridgeway,
a retired Marine Sergeant Major is
now available to help. The office
is located in the American Legion
Building off Baker Highway and
River Road in Moore Haven and is
open Tuesday and Wednesday
from 8 a.m. to noon. From May 8
through May 13, the office will
close while Mr. Ridgeway attends
a veteran's training program in
Jacksonville.
Mr. Ridgeway will be catching
up on the administrative work
and is looking forward to helping
all veterans and/or their families
in any way possible. The Veter-
ans' Service Office telephone
number is (863) 227-0619.

Mentors needed.

at West Glade
West Glades School needs
you. Do you have one hour a
week to spend with a student?
Some students ,are struggling in
math, reading, or just need some
extra attention from a caring
adult who will listen. If you are
able to volunteer one hour or
more, from 8:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m.,
please call Billy Marchal at West
Glades School at (863) 675-3490.

Mentors are

needed at MHES
Moore Haven Elementary
'School (MHES) needs you. Do
you have one hour a week to
spend with a student? Some stu-
dents are struggling in math,
reading, or just need some extra
attention from a caring adult who
will listen. If you are able to vol-
unteer one hour or more a week
between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. or
during our after school program
from 3-4:30 p.m., call Kristi Hing-
son at MHES to get signed up.
The school number is (863) 946-
0737.


Bus drivers

are needed
The Glades County School Dis-
trict will be offering a bus-driving
course for anyone interested in driv-
ing a school bus for the district for
daily routes and/or extracurricular
trips. If interested, please contact
Doug Manke at (863) 946-3662.
Classes have begun and take place
in the evenings.

GED classes

are available
The Glades County School Dis-
trict is offering GED prep classes at
Moore Haven High School (room
26-003) for adults who wish to
obtain their GED. Classes are on
Tuesday and Thursday nights from
6-8 p.m. You may register the night
of the classes. If you have any ques-
tions you may call Scott Bass at
(863) 946-0202 ext. 13.

Faith in Action

is expanding
Faith in Action in LaBelle is
expanding to Clewiston and Moore.
Haven in 2005. Residents of any age
with chronic disease or illness in
those areas who have a need for.
assistance with everyday tasks of
living can call Liz at 983-7088 or


675-1446 for more information.
Those with a desire to make a dif-
ference in someone's life by volun-
teering are encouraged to call the
same phone numbers for more
information on this wonderful vol-
unteer program benefiting resi-
dents-in Hendry/Glades Counties.

Upcoming events

at senior center
Upcoming events and classes
offered at the Nobles Center, 475 E.
Cowboy Way, LaBelle, exercise
class with Barb Brandenburg
meets M-W-F everyweek at 9 a.m.
Hendry County Health Depart-
ment Heart to Heart Program and
Senior Connections are offering an
eight-week Diabetes Class at 2 p.m.,
each Wednesday at the Nobles
Senior Center. Classes include the
diabetic diet, understanding carb
counting, eye and foot care, and the
ABC's of diabetes (the A1C test,
Blood Pressure, and Cholesterol.)
All diabetics, long term or newly
diagnosed, are welcome.

GAL program
needs advocates
The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
Program needs volunteers to repre-
sent the best interests of abused,
abandoned and neglected children


before the court, social service agen-
cies and the community. No special-
educational degree is required.
Guardians need to be someone with
common sense, good judgment
and a commitment to helping a
child. Attendance at three training
sessions held in Fort Myers is
required. Please contact Kelie
Hedrick at: (239) 461-4360 or (800)
269:6210 for more information, and
to reserve your space for training.

Chinese
speaker needed
Moore Haven High School is in
need of a volunteer who can speak
Chinese. Please contact the school
at 946-0811.

Help stop

the violence
The Hendry and Glades Domes-
tic and Sexual Viblence Council's
mission is to increase community
awareness about domestic and
sexual violence and victim safety by
providing services, referrals and
education relating to the affects of
domestic/sexual violence in our
community. The meetings rotate
between LaBelle, Clewiston and
Moore Haven. To get involved in the'
council or for information about
meeting dates and times, please


call Abuse Council and Treatment,,
Inc.'s Rural Extension (REACT)':
(863) 674-1811 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
to speak with an advocate.

Post disaster help
for older adults
Project HOPE counselors will be
available on site once a week from
9-11 a.m. at Senior Connections
offices and dining sites in February;
Elders in need of help due to the
hurricanes of last summer can
speak in person with a specially
trained disaster crisis counselor.
courtesy of Hendry Glades Mental
Health. Counselors will be in
LaBelle on Tuesdays, (675-1446)
Clewiston on Wednesdays, (9831-
7088) Moore Haven on Thursdays
(946-1821) and Buckhead Ridge ord
Friday (567-1253.) Call for loca-
tions and/or directions. Disaster
funds are still available to help oldet
adults who continue to need assis-
tance with such issues as stress
related problems, emotional loss.
roof repair, insurance deductibles
appliance repair or replacement;
chore work, etc.
For more information about
Glades County, see the Glades
County Democrat, published every,
Thursday. Glades County news is
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