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Okeechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 130 Tuesday, May 10, 2005 504 Plus tax


Inside
Pages from
the past
Read stories that
appeared in the May 11,1950
edition of The Okeechobee
News.
Page 7
Brothers take
Trail Classic
Saturday turned out to be
a beautiful day for fishing for
Tom and John Kappauf.
They were among 30 other
boats that took to the' water
at safe light to compete in the
Christian Team Trail Classic.
With the sun shining
brightly and a soft breeze
blowing across Okee-Tantie
Marina, the Kappauf broth-
ers brought their 16.54 lb.
catch to the scale to seal first
place for them.
"We were very lucky,"
stated John, an Okeechobee
resident. "We just used rub-
ber worms and fished at
Cody's Cove." They took
home a $650 check for their
morning on the lake.
Second place went to
Beau Rogers and Mac Rus-
sell. They pulled in 16.11 lbs.
of bass to earn $325.
Bob Owens and Fred
George captured third place
with 15.18 lbs. of Okee-
chobee largemouths. They
received $210 for their third
place finish.
Sports, Page 8
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Drought Index
Current: 146
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.69 feet

Lake level
LastYear:
13.81 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

Index
Classifieds .... .10-12
Comics ........... .9
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ........ .10
Obituaries ......... .3
Opinion ............. 4
* Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............. 8
TV ...............11
Weather ............ 2
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ARC lease



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The issue of what to do with
county owned property that has
been leased to the Association of
Retarded Citizens (ARC) of
Okeechobee is still unresolved.
At their last meeting, Okee-
chobee County Commissioners
tabled action on a recommenda-
tion to declare ARC to be in
default on their lease. County
staff has been unable to sched-
ule a joint workshop between
county commissioners and ARC
board members. Colin
Cameron, attorney for ARC has
asked that a joint workshop
between the two boards be
scheduled for May 24 and that
commissioners then consider an


action to be taken at the regular
meeting on May 26.
At their meeting today, com-
missioners will determine what
action to take on the matter.
They will also consider hearing
comments from George Guy-
dosh, consider five requests for
changes in zoning, consider
amendments to the county's
comprehensive plan, act on
three requests for preliminary
plat approval, consider the pur-
chase of voting equipment and
consider whether to approve a
fair association
Adrian and Rose Rogers have
See Lease Page 2


SilaH pnotoLorna JabionsKi
These two friends enjoy the weather as they scrounge for a meal at Okee-Tantie Park
Saturday afternoon.


Local schools plan for the future


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
"It's going to be a chal-
lenge," Okeechobee County
Superintendent of Schools Dr.
Patricia Cooper said of hiring
enough teachers to meet the
goals set by the class size
amendment.
Gov. Jeb Bush's attempt to
limit the class size amendment
to district wide averages rather
than individual classrooms met
with defeat in the recent legisla-
tive session.
The class size amendment,
as approved by the voters of
Florida, would require no more
than 18 children per classroom
in pre-K through third grade, no
more than 22 students in grades
four through eight and no more
than 25 students per class in


high school. The caps are being
phased in over several years. A
district wide average is currently
used but eventually standards
will be based on individual
classrooms.
The legislation that was
rejected would have allowed
school officials to continue to
use district wide averages.
Gov. Bush expressed his dis-
appointment and stated that
future governors and legislative
leaders "are going to have to
deal with the enormous magni-
tude of the financial costs."
Dr. Cooper stated that the
classroom size amendment
coupled with Okeechobee's
booming population would put
a burden on schools. Especially
since the rate of growth in the
county is higher than the rate of
growth for the state.


Dr. Cooper said that one of
the school system's goals is to
acquire land to build new
schools.
She also said that the school
system has a number of people
recruiting new teachers. In
addition, the school system is
now using an online applica-
tion for teachers.
In another legislative matter,
Dr. Cooper said she was glad
that the measure to make Veter-
ans' Day a school holiday did
not pass. In Okeechobee
schools, Veterans' Day is a time
for all students to reflect on the
meaning of the day. The holiday
is a learning experience for the
students as each school has a
program honoring the veterans.
Editor's Note: some of the
material in this article came
from the Associated Press.


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At their meeting this morning
the board of directors of the
Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA) will discuss three issues
that have been items of concern
for some time expansion of
the wastewater treatment plant,
a waterline easement and salary
for the executive director.
The board is expected to
review and ratify an application
and supporting documents sub-
mitted to the United States
Department of Agriculture, Rural
Utility Services requesting a
loan/grant for $18,964,975 to
expand the wastewater treat-


ment plant to three million gal-
lons per day. 'Expansion of the
plant and means of funding the
expansion has been the subject
of several joint workshops
between the OUA, the city and
the county. The current waste-
water treatment plant is rapidly
reaching its capacity of one mil-
lion gallons per day.
The board had previously
studied pay scales of other utili-
ties in to order to arrive at a fair
rate of pay for employees. They
See Raise Page 2


Taco assembly line
These three young ladies had a taco assembly line going as a part of the Cinco de
Mayo celebration at Yearling Middle School. They are: (left to right) Gabi Rodriguez,
Vanessa Miranda and Michelle Flores.


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News Briefs

Hispanic financial
seminar is planned
OKEECHOBEE There will be
Hispanic financial seminar at the
Bank of America, 205 N. Parrott
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 purchase a home
and sending money safely and effi-
ciently 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)
341-7610.


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By Brent Kallestad
Associated Press Writer
TALLAHASSEE (AP) Attor-
ney General Charlie Crist will file
his intent to run for the Republi-
can nomination for governor this
week, sources close to Crist said
Sunday.
The formal announcement
will come "in the next couple of
days," a Crist adviser told The
Associated Press on Sunday on
the condition of anonymity.
When asked if that meant
Monday or Tuesday, the source
said that would be a fair interpre-
tation, and a second Crist strate-
gist said "definitely no later than
Wednesday." A third source close


to Crist also confirmed the
announcement.
Crist, 48, would become the
first Republican to formalize his
intentions to replace Gov. Jeb
Bush, who is limited to two terms.
Chief Financial Officer Tom Gal-
lagher, 61, is also anticipated to
enter the race, and Lt. Gov. Toni
Jennings may as well.
Several polls conducted on the
race in recent months show Crist
and Gallagher, who was unsuc-
cessful in bids for the Republican
gubernatorial nomination in 1986
and 1994, running well ahead of
Jennings, a former two-term
president of the Florida Senate.
Both Crist and Gallagher also
have tasted defeat in U.S. Senate


enter governor's
races. Crist unsuccessfully chal- his tough approach
lenged incumbent Democrat Bob also chaired a c
Graham in 1998, while Gallagher investigated the s(
dropped out of the 2000 Republi- calls" to seniors n
can primary in deference to U.S. campaign staffers
Rep. Bill McCollum, who lost to ton Chiles in the wx
Democrat Bill Nelson. the 1994 gubernat
However, Crist and Gallagher a strategy for
rebounded quickly from their set- eventually apologi:
backs. Crist followed Gallagher as Crist's showing
education commissioner in 2000 popular Graham ii
before winning the attorney gen- Senate race ceme
eral's race in 2002 when Gal- ability as a state
lagher was successful in his bid to paving the way
become CFO. campaigns for se
Crist, who moved to Florida posts in 2000 and 2
from Altoona, Pa., as a boy, was He could well li
elected to the Florida Senate in port of some oth
1992 and quickly earned the nick- officials.
name "Chain Gang Charlie" for Crist served as


race this week


h on crime. He
committee that
o-called "scare
made by some
for Gov. Law-
vaning hours of
orial campaign
which Chiles
zed.
.g against .the
n the 1998 U.S.
ented his credi-
Aide candidate,
for successful
parate Cabinet
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ock up the sup-
er key elected

state chairman


for Mel Martinez's successful
campaign for the U.S. Senate last
year, endorsed the candidacy of
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Alvarez
and formerly worked for popular
two-term U.S. Sen. Connie Mack.
He also has the backing of Tal-
lahassee lobbyist Brian Ballard,
who served as chief of staff for
Gov. Bob Martinez in the late
1980s. Ballard's business partner
and father-in-law, Jim Smith, is
aligned with Gallagher.
U.S. Rep. Jim Davis of Tampa
and state Sen. Rod Smith of
Gainesville have already
announced their candidacies for
the Democratic nomination for
governor.


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requested a change in zoning from
Agriculture to Residential Single
Family for property on S.W.12th
Avenue. Ralph Wayne and Cathy
Pelham have requested a change in
zoning from Heavy Commercial to
Residential General for U.S. 441 S.E.
property. Jesse and Denise Jazgoda
have requested a change in zoning
from Residential Mobile Home to
Residential General.
Trey and Loralie Bennett have
requested a change in zoning form
Commercial to Residential Gener-
al. FRA-Mar Enterprises has
requested a change in zoning from
Agriculture to Residential General.
At their last meeting, commis-
sioners conducted a public hearing
on several proposed amendments
to the county's comprehensive
plan. Since that time, staff has
- reviewed and revised some pro-


posals for the commissioners' con-
sideration.
Preliminary plat approval has
been requested for Palm Acres,
Otter Creek Ranches, and Sherman
Wood Ranches subdivisions.
Mr. Guydosh, president of Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club is
scheduled to appear before .the
board to request that golf carts be
allowed to travel on county roads
around his golf course.
Federal and state laws mandate
that voting equipment be accessi-
ble to the handicapped. Supervisor
of Elections Gwen Chandler has
requested purchase of handicap
accessible voting equipment for
each polling place at a total cost of
$88,120. Of that amount, $76,761
would be covered by a grant. She
has also requested four optical
scanner units at a cost of $22,100.
In an unrelated matter, the
board had previously rejected the
recommendation from the agri-
civc center advisor committee to


form a fair association. The board
will revisit that request.
The afternoon session will be
devoted to a discussion of priority
issues.
In other action the board is
scheduled to:
Schedule a public hearing to
consider abandoning a portion of a
platted easement in River Acres
subdivision;
consider additional funding
for the Jaycees Fourth of July fire-
works;
issue a proclamation desig-
nating the week of May 21-27 as
National Safe Boating Week in
Okeechobee County;
purchase two pavilions in the
amount of $12,270 for the Basinger
and Fort Drum Cemeteries;
nominate Katherine
Hogenkamp for appointment to
the Children's Service Council; and,
consider what action to take
on the Confalone leases.


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then requested a comparison of
salaries for executive directors of
other comparable utilities in order
to fairly assess the executive direc-
tors' salary.
The board is also expected to
reconsider their action of last
month approving expenditure of
$12,000 to Sandra Pearce McAuley
for a waterline easement. Mrs.
McAuley was under the impression
that the $12,000 was net of income
taxes. Her accountant informed
her that in order to net $12,000 she
must be paid $14,100 for the ease-
ment. The board will consider
rescinding their previous action
and approving expenditure of
$14,100.


In other action, the board is
expected to:
Ratify expenditure of $45,315.
88 for emergency work required
when the master pump station
failed;
approved an additional cost
not to exceed $15,000 to replace a
pump base unit;
approve a pay request in the
amount of $149,050.01 to Cardinal
Construction Co. for work in the
surfacewater treatment plant;
purchase a compact pick-up
for a meter reader, a three quarter
ton truck for the sewer plant and a
one ton truck for maintenance for a
total of $76,418;
approve the finance report for
the period ending April 30;
review a change order for the
water plant present by LBFH; and,
receive an update on ongoing
OUA projects.


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Creative tools teach kids to save


TALLAHASSEE Florida's
Chief Financial Officer, Tom Gal-
lagher said last week that early
financial education is the key to
teaching young people about
how money works and how to
use it wisely. As part of National
Teach Children to Save Day, Mr.
Gallagher is encouraging parents
to talk with their children about
the importance of saving and
offered free piggy bank wrappers
to help children develop healthy
savings habits.
"Children catch on quickly to
the idea of saving. They save
everything from stickers to
coupons at the grocery store to
giveaways at restaurants. Our
hope is that these catchy wrap-


pers will encourage children to
start saving their pennies, nickels,
dimes and quarters too," said Mr.
Gallagher, who oversees the
Department of Financial Services.
"Good habits start early and
healthy money skills last a life-
tir e."
With the wrappers, parents
can make a bank out of an empty
2 liter soda bottle. The wrappers
can be downloaded from the
department's website at
www.fldfs.com.
Parents are encouraged to ask
their child to write his or her
name on the wrapper, a savings
goal and the amount that must be
saved to attain that goal.
Mr. Gallagher said he also


hopes that educators will use the
free wrappers as a tool to teach
their students about saving and
planning.
Last fall, Mr. Gallagher
launched a comprehensive public
education campaign, "Your
Money, Your Life" to promote
financial literacy among Floridi-
ans
of all ages and economic lev-
els. Some suggestions for teach-
ing kids about the value of money
include:
Teach your child the impor-
tance of saving, To make their sav-
ings visible and real, build savings
in a piggy bank or open up their
own savings account. If your
financial institution doesn't offer


special children's accounts with
no fees and no minimum bal-
ances, ask if arrangements can be
made.
Make saving fun. Some banks
have kids clubs where members
get newsletters or receive bal-
loons when they make deposits. If
your financial institution doesn't
offer this, use another positive
reward.
Kids love to get mail, so keep
an eye out for their monthly state-
ment. This will help them see the
gradual effect of interest on their
balance.
For more information, log on
to www.yourmoneyyourlife.org


Cooling off
As the weather begins to warm up, this fellow has found
a good way to cool off. He's soaking his feet at Okee-
Tantie Campground and Marina.


Fire Calls


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Honoring the teachers
Teachers at Grace Christian School were honored with a luncheon last Thursday at the
school. Substitute teachers were provided so that the regular teachers could enjoy a
leisurely lunch. The activity was part of Teacher Appreciation Week at the school. Teach-
ers taking part in the luncheon were: (left to right) Patty Mayes, Karen Griffith, Donna
Dennison, Lisa Woodham, Dave Ellis, Teresa Marlow, Felicia Figley, Candi Nelson, and
Steve Guglich. Not pictured: Ronnie Cauley.



Arrest Reports


The following individuals were arrest-
ed on felony or Driving Under the
Influence (DUI) charges by the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD) or the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP).
Walter GejIweiler, 27, of Holly-,
wood was arrested on May 3 and
charged with violation of probation -
possession of marijuana excess of
20 grams and violation of probation
- possession of drug paraphernalia.
No bond waste ,,
-- Richard Allan Hoffman, 43, of
S.R. 78 W. in Okeechobee was
arrested and charged with burglary
of a structure/dwelling with assault
of battery. Bond was set at $50,000.
Carol Hendry Bower, 46, of
Moore Haven was arrested on May
3 and charged with driving while
license suspended felony. Bond was
set at $5,000.
Simeon Washington, 29, of
S.W. 17th St. in Okeechobee was
arrested on May 4 and charged with
two counts possession of cocaine
with intent to sell and two counts
sale of cocaine. Washington was
arrested on Okeechobee County
warrants.
Ricky Lamon McDowell, 42, of
N.W. Fifth St. in Okeechobee was
arrested on May 4 and charged with
possession of cocaine with intent to.
sell, resisting officer without vio-
lence and sale of cocaine. McDowell
was arrested on an Okeechobee
County warrant.
Darrell Cowles, 31, of N.W. 11th
Ave. in Okeechobee was arrested
on May 4 and charged with burglary


of a dwelling with assault/battery
and battery on a pregnant
person/aggravated battery. Cowles
was arrested on Okeechobee Coun-,
ty warrants.
Techalin Joseph, 18, of N.E.
16th Ave. in Okeechobee was
arrested on May 4 and charged with
possession of cocaine with intent to
sell and sale of cocaine. Joseph was
arrested on Okeechobee County
warrants.
Fausto Oviedo, 25, of U.S. 441
N. in Okeechobee was arrested on
May 5 and charged with violation of
probation DUI. No bond was set.
Frank Jackson,.20, of N.E. Fifth
St. in Okeechobee was arrested on
May 4 and 'charged with three
counts'sale of cocaine and three
counts possession of cocaine with.
intent to sell. Jackson was arrested
on Okeechobee County warrants.
Joshua Dwayne Bullington, 18,
of S.W. 28th St. in Okeechobee was
arrested on May 3 and charged with
violation of probation/driving while
license suspended with knowledge.
Bullington was released on his own
recognizance.
Craig Albert Waldron, 19, of
S.W. 11th St. in Okeechobee was
arrested on May 3 and charged with
two counts of burglary, petit theft
and grand theft.
Houston Michael Suarez; 19, of
S.W. 20th Ave. in Okeechobee was
arrested on April 29 and charged
with grand theft auto, two counts of
grand theft, fleeing, leaving the
scene of an accident and. fleeing
and eluding.


Michael Lee Henderson, 32, of
N.E. Second Terr. in Okeechobee
was arrested on May 4 and charged
with grand theft auto (possession).
Bond was set at $15,000.
Fausto Rangel Oviedo, 25, of
U.S. 441 N. in Okeechobee was
arrested on May 4 and charged with
attaching an unassigned tag, driving
while license suspended with knowl-
edge and obstruction. Bond was set
at $7,500.
Kimberly Ann Lewis, 39, of
N.W. 39th Circle in Okeechobee was
arrested on May 5 and charged with
dealing in stolen property and
defrauding a pawnbroker. Bond was
set at $25,000.
Euginio Guzman, 36, of Orange
Park was arrested on May 5 and
charged with violation of probation -
possession of cocaine. Guzman was
arrested on an Okeechobee County
warrant.
Preston Gene Woods, 20, of
N.W. 80th in Okeechobee was
arrested on May 5 and charged with
violation of probation armed tres-
pass on land. No bond was set.
Shelly Thompson, 34, of N.E.
16th Ave. in Okeechobee was
arrested on May 5 and charged with
burglary of a conveyance. No bond
was set.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stat-
ed. Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges dropped against them is
welcome to inform the newspaper.
The information will be confirmed
and printed.


Okeechobee City
Fire Department

April 21
Automobile accident,. S.R. 70 W.
Firefighters assisted Fire/Rescue
with a patient.

April 22
Possible structure fire
A small exhaust fan had caught fire.
Firefighters unplugged and removed
the fan from the ceiling.
Medical, S. Parrott Ave.

April 26
Automobile accident, N.W. Ninth
Ave. and 12th St.
Firefighters helped with transport.
Burn compliant, S.W. 11th Ave.
The owners extinguished the fire.

Fire/Rescue

April 21
Automobile accident, U.S. 441 N.
The call was cancelled.
Helicopter standby, Raulerson Hos-
pital
Fire/Rescue stayed until the heli-
copter departed.
Automobile accident, N.E. 208th St.
Fire/Rescue assisted the rescue
crew with patients.

April 22
Assist medical crew with a patient,


N.W. 151st Terr.
Fire/Rescue was released by the
medical crew.
Grass fire, N.E. 224th St.
The fire was extinguished.
Brush fire, N.W. 256th St.
Fire/Rescue assisted the Division of
Forestry in extinguishing the fire.
Automobile accident, 36th St. 33rd
Ave.
Fire/Rescue assisted the medical
crews.

April 23
Brush fire, U.S. 441 S.E.
The fire was extinguished.
Brush fire, U.S. 98 N.
Fire/Rescue assisted the Division of
Forestry. Forest rangers advised the
occupant was burning trees and the
fire escaped. Approximately seven
acres burned.
Burn complaint, S.W. 48th Ave.
The fire was extinguished.

April 24
Automobile accident, N.E. 224th St.
Fire/Rescue assisted with a helicop-
ter landing.
Automobile accident, S.W. 32nd St.
One patient was transported.
Tree on fire, U.S. 98 N.
Fire/Rescue extinguished the hot
spots.
Trash fire, N.E. 131st St.
A trash fire had spread. The fire was
extinguished.
Brush fire, N.E. 144th St.
A trailer hitting an electrical pole
with a live wire started the fire. The
fire was extinguished.
Pole on fire, N.E. 144th St.
Fire/Rescue extinguished the fence
pole.


Fire rekindled, U.S. 98 N. and 700A
Fire/Rescue extinguished a tree
stump.

April 25
Automobile accident, N.W. 144th
Ave.
Fire/Rescue assisted the medical
crew with patients.
Brush fire, N.W. 272nd St:
A camper trailer was destroyed.
Pile of trash and brush being
burned, 256th St.
The fire was extinguished.

April 26
Brush fire, U.S. 98 N. 700 A
Fire/Rescue extinguished a tree
stump.
Automobile accident, U.S. 98 N.
N.W. Sixth St.
Fire/Rescue assisted with patients.
Automobile accident, S.R. 70 E.
There were two containers of chlo-
rine leaking. The chlorine was trans-
ferred to two empty containers.

April 27
Diesel leaking from' bus, Charles
Harvey Highway
Oil dry was placed on the spill.
Power line and tree on fire, 23rd Ct.
Fire/Rescue found power lines run-
ning through trees but no fire or
smoke. FPL responded.

April 28
Automobile accident, U.S. 441
Fire/Rescue assisted the medical
crew.
Helicopter standby, U.S. 441 N.


Law Enforcement Activity Log


Sheriff's Office

May 5
Larceny/theft, U.S. 441 S.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody, S.R.
710.
Warraht/prisoner in custody, S.W.
Third Ave.
Burglary, U.S. 441 S.E.
Assault, Lock 7.
Burglary, N.W. 138th St.
K9 Utilization, S.W. 28th St.
Narcotic investigation, S.W. 28th St.
Larceny/theft, U.S. 78 W.
Suspicious incident, N.E. 290th
Trail.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody, U.S.
98 N.
Assault, U.S. 441 N.
Theft, N.W. 59th Terr.
Armed/shotgun, U.S. 441 S.E.
Theft, S.E. 30th St.
Fight, N.W. 18th St.
Neighbor problem, N.W. 90th Ct.
Lewd and lascivious acts, N.E. 10th
Lane.

May 6
Suicide/threats, N.E. Ninth Ave.
Threats, S.E. 57th Dr.
Vandalism, U.S. 441 S.
Narcotics Investigation/prisoner in
custody, N.W. Fourth St.
Narcotics Investigation/prisoner in
custody, N.W. Fourth St.


Narcotics Investigation/prisoner in
custody, N.W. Fourth St.
Narcotics Investigation/prisoner in
custody, N.W. Fourth St.
Narcotics Investigation/prisoner in
custody, N.W. Fourth St.
Narcotics Investigation/prisoner in
custody, N.W. Fourth St.
Narcotics Investigation/prisoner in
custody, N.W. Fourth St.
Narcotics Investigation/prisoner in
custody, N.W. Fourth St.
Narcotics Investigation/prisoner in
custody, N.W. Fourth St.
Narcotics Investigation/prisoner in
custody, N.W. Fourth St.
Narcotics Investigation/prisoner in
custody, N.W. Fourth St.
Narcotics Investigation/prisoner in
custody, N.W. Fourth St.
Narcotics Investigation/prisoner in
custody, N.W. Fourth St.
Narcotics Investigation/prisoner in
custody, N.W. Fourth St.
Lewd and lascivious act, U.S. 441 N.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody, U.S.
441 S.
Traffic accident/prisoner in custody,
U.S. 441 S.E.
Fight, N.E. Fifth St.
Fight, S.R. 70 E.

May 7
Traffic accident/prisoner in custody,
U.S. 441 N.
Missing/found children, N.E. 30th
Terr.


Vandalism, N.W. 144th Dr.
Traffic accident/prisoner in custody,
S.R.70 E.
Fight, S.E. 30th Terr.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
N.W. 36th St.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody, S.R.
710.
Missing person/recovery, N.E. 308th
St.
Traffic accident/prisoner in custody,
S.R.70 E.
Theft, S.R. 70 E.
Domestic/verbal, N.W. 160th St.
Stabbing, Center St.
Traffic stop, S.R. 70 E.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody, U.S.
441 S.E.
Domestic/verbal, S.E.21st Ct.

May 8
Suspicious incident, N.W. 46th Ave.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody, N.E.
16th Ave.
Burglary, S.E. 35th Ave.
Domestic/verbal, S.E. Seventh St.
Domestic/verbal, S.E. Seventh St.
Domestic/verbal, S.E. 33rd Terr.
Vandalism, S.E. Fourth St.
Investigation/prisoner in custody,,
S.E. 34th Ave.
Domestic/prisoner in custody, S.E.
443rd St.
Vandalism, N.E. 39th Blvd.
Vandalism, N.W.27th Lane.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody, U.S.
441 S.E.


Obituaries


Irene A. Pardoe
Irene A, Pardoe, age 98, of
Okeechobee, died May 7, 2005 at
her residence. She was born Feb.
14,1907 in Basinger to William and
Mittie Arnold. She was a home-
maker and a member of the Grace
Brethren Church of Okeechobee.
Survivors include: two brothers,
Robert and Harley Arnold, both of
Okeechobee; and, a host of nieces
and nephews.
Visitation will be from 10 until
11 a.m. Wednesday,' May 11 at
Basinger Cemetery.
Funeral services will begin at 11
a.m. with interment to follow at
Basinger Cemetery. Pastor Johnny
Jarriel will officiate.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
tory.

Rita Jean Attaway
A Memorial Mass for Rita Jean
Attaway, age 60, died Friday, May 6,


will be held on Wednesday, May
11, at 9 a.m. at St. Theresa of the
Child Jesus Catholic Church, on
State Road 78 at Chobee Loop in
Buckhead Ridge.

Frank A. Finley, Sr.
Frank A. Finley, Sr., age 72, of
Murray, Ky., died Friday, April 22,
2005. He was born on Sept. 24,
1932 in West Virginia. Mr. Finley
retired as a master jeweler and cer-
tified watch maker after 54 years in
the jewelry business. He is still the
present owner along with his wife
Faye, of Finley's Jewelry Store in
Murray, Ky. where they have been
in business for 18 years. He was an
army veteran of the Korean con-
flict. He was a member of Westside
Baptist Church in Murray, Ky.
Mr. Finley was preceded in
death by: his parents, Jay and Mary
Jane (Napier) Finley; a sister,
Yvonne Mead; and, three brothers,
Byrd, Junior and Charlie Finley.
Survivors include: his wife, Faye
Finley of Murray, Ky. (married


S David Huddleston

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March 18, 1961) in Okeechobee;
two daughters, Felicia (Ken) Marks
of Waxahachie, Texas and Florell
(John) Hand of Warsaw, Ind.; son,
Frank H.(Sherrie) Finley, Jr. of Kirk-
sey, Ky.; three sisters, Ruby (Orville)
Tabor of Center Line, Mich.; Sue
(Dick) Jones of Montpelier, Ind.;
Joan Bayon of Ida, Mich.; two
brothers; Abby (Ada) Finley of Mur-
ray, Ky. and Leonard (Judy) Finley
of Santa Rosa, Calif.; and, seven
grandchildren, Amanda, Megan,
and Will Marks of Waxahachie,
Texas; Jessica and Dillon Hand of
Warsaw, Ind.; Reid and Cole Finley
of Kirksey, Ky.
.Funeral services were held on
April 25, at J.H. Churchill Funeral
Home in Murray, Ky. Interment
took place at Murray City Cemetery,


Murray, Ky. with military honors.
The Rev. Glynn Orr officiated at the
services.

Marvin W Hines
Marvin W. Hines, age 82, of
Okeechobee, died May 4, 2005. He
was born Aug. 11, 1922 in Ken-
tucky. He was a construction work-
er.
Interment will take place at
Evergreen Cemetery Tuesday, May
10 at 11a.m.
All services are entrusted to
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home
and Crematory.

Samine Cotton
Sammie Cotton, age 29, of
Okeechobee, died Sunday, May 8,
2005 at his residence. He was born


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chobee; father, Sammy Phoenix of
Okeechobee; grandmother,
Elouise Wiggins; sisters, Winnie
Wiggins of Fort Pierce, Kia Wiggins
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cousins; and, friends.
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May 14, at the First Missionary Bap-
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Community Events

Lodge hosting Child ID program
The sixth annual Masonic Child Identification program will
be held Saturday, May 14, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the
Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. This is a free
service, and is open to the public. You may have your child
video taped for identification purposes and fingerprinting will
also be done. Alzheimer's patients are welcomed. A parent or
guardian must be resent for the video taping. There will be
entertainment and activities, as well as hotdogs and soda. For
information, contact Kip Gardner at (863) 357-0427 or (863)
763-1610.

Program Annual Masonico Infantil De Identificacion Saba-
do 14 De Mayo, De: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. En La Logia Masonica.
Este es un servicio gratuito. Y esta abierto a todo el public. Se
tomatan videos de los ninos can el proposito de que. Estos sir-
van papa identificarlos. Tambien tomaran. Las huellas digi-
tales. Los paciented con Alzheimer son Bienvenitos tambien.
La apariencia de los ninos cambia muy rapidamente, Si
usted tiene un video que se la haya tamado recientemente, por
favor consider hacer otro mas actualizado, Habra actividades
para entreterner a los ninos, Habra sodas y hot dogs. Para mas
inforacion, par favor contactese con, Kip Gardner al (863) 357-
0427 or (863) 763-1610.

Memorial service is planned
May 15-21 is National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
Week, and Sheriff Paul C. May and the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office will honor fallen officers. A memorial will be
held Saturday, May 14, at noon in front of the sheriff's office, at
504. N.W. Fifth St., by the flagpole.

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

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

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

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





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Courtesy photo/Russell Domer and Barnett Bank of Lake Okeechobee

Looking Back ...
This picture of the Seaboard Railroad depot building is shown here during the 1920s. This depot is located on North
Parrott Ave. You can see carts which were used to load the barrels of fish and other items that left Okeechobee by rail.
This photo was published in the book "Strolling Down Country Roads" by Twila Valentine and Betty Chandler Williamson.


Upcoming Events


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 Hos-
pice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is welcome. For
information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m. in the conference room atThe Gathering,
1735 S.W. 24th Ave., for a weekly 12-step recovery and support group meet-
ing for women overcoming chemical dependency. For information, call (863)
467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military informa-
tion available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and the public are invited. For informa-
tion, 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 fel-
lowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For informa-
tion, 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 clini-
cal depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diag-
nosis.

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 caryou may
have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while you listen to
the great oldies music.
The American Cancer Society meets at 7 p.m. at the Raulerson Hospital,
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 Dou-
glas 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 Hos-
pital, 1796 U.S. 441 N. For information, contact Wanda Hass at (863) 824-
2780.
Tantie Qdilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Histori-
cal 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 (Interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military informa-
tion 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 Bon-
nie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams meet on
the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thursdays. Call Joan at
(863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the next camping site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are wel-
come. 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 Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask questions.
Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for information.
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.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
from 7 until 9 p.m.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and the Area
Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group that will meet starting at
2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for and ill family member is welcome to join us.
The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for
caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meetings
are held at Hospice at 411, S.E. Fourth St. Free care for your loved ones is
available at Dunklin Assisted Living/Day Care at 407 N.W. Second Ave. For
information call (863) 467-2321.
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet at the home of Diane and
Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St., at 7 p.m. For information, call (863)
357-7954.


Community Events


Veteran's office closed for training
The Okeechobee County Veteran's Services Office will be closed
May 9-12 for training and recertification. The VA vans will continue to
run to West Palm Beach VA Medical Center, Monday through Friday.
To schedule aride 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, con-
tact the Florida Department of Veterans Affair Benefit Office at .the
West Palm Beach VA Medical Center at (866) 383-9036. The County
Veterans Service Office will reopen Friday, May 13, at 8 a.m.

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.

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

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

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

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






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Perfumes linked to health problems


For years one of ny friends
complained about adverse reac-
tions to perfumes due to chemical
sensitivities. While I sympathized,
I couldn't really understand what
she was going though until last
week when a blast of "body
spray" wafted toward me. My
throat closed up; I was having
trouble breathing; my eyes
watered; I became nauseated.
What was going on?
A little online research revealed
that I am not alone. More and
more people are having bad reac-
tions to perfumed products such
as body sprays, perfumes, deodor-
ants, carpet cleaners and air fresh-
eners.
There are several reasons for
the increase in bad reactions. One
is simply that there are more
scented products on the market.
Body sprays are being marketed
to both men and women. And the
companies that make these prod-
ucts are targeting younger con-
sumers, who prefer stronger
scents. Younger consumers may
also be a little more liberal with
applying the sprays. All of this


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means there are more perfumed
products in the market place and
in the air.
Another potential health haz-
ard is the ingredients in the per-
fumes. Traditionally, perfumes
were made from natural sub-
stances, and only a tiny percent-
age of the population is allergic to
nature's perfumes like citrus or
rose oil.
Today more and more scented
products are synthetic made
from things like petroleum prod-
ucts. Some of the ingredients used
are indeed toxic and depending
on your level of sensitivity, can
cause physical discomfort.
Research also shows that


chemical sensitivity can develop
over time, after repeated exposure
to a toxin. You might not have
symptoms the first few times you
are exposed, but develop them
after repeated exposure.
According to a study conduct-
ed in the 1990s by the Environ-
mental Protection Agency, the
percentage of the population suf-
fering from adverse reaction to
perfumed products is increasing.
They attribute this in part to the
increase in scented products.
Another problem might be the
combination of the toxins in the
perfumes with other toxins
already in the environment, such
as cigarette smoke.
What can you do about the sit-
uation?
Be considerate: If you work
in an office with many workers
sharing the same open space,-
don't wear perfumes or body,
sprays.
Use moderation. If you wear
perfumes or body sprays, use just
a small amount.
Complain: If you have a bad
reaction to a perfume or scented


product, report it to the Food and
Drug Administration. If the FDA
receives enough complaints
about a product, they will investi-
gate the problem. To report an
adverse reaction to the FDA, call
FDA's Office of Cosmetics and Col-
ors at 1-202-401-9725, or file
online. You may also send your
report in writing to: FDA, Office of
Cosmetics and Colors (HFS-100),
200 C St., S.W. Washington, DC
20204.
Ask for compassion: Some
chemically-sensitive people can't
attend church services due to the
perfume worn by others there. To
help, pastors may ask their con-
gregation to forego perfume on
the days they attend church servic-
es.
Avoid known problem areas:
If you have a bad reaction to per-
fumes, stay out of perfume depart-
ments in stores and let store man-
agers know that you will not shop
at their store if they post "perfume
sample" sprays in other areas of
the store.


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Talent show
Mikayla Queen, a first grade student at North Elementary
School "cheers" her way across the stage at Friday's tal-
ent show.


'The Snake Dance'
Third graders, Cody Walker (left) and Marcus Garcia
(riglit) perform, "The Snake Dance" at Friday's North Ele-
mentary School talent show.


Community Events


Frank Attkisson to speak at dinner
The Republican Party of Okeechobee will be hosting its annual
Lincoln Day Dinner on Friday, June 10, at the Shrine Club on U.S.
78. Social time will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Dinner will reserved at 7
p.m. Thi-s ear's kt.\note speaker will be Rep Frank-Attkisson,
Florida House of Representatives, District 79. Dinner will include a
sirloin steak served with a baked potato, green beans anr a salad.
Tickets are $30 per person. If you or your business would like to
sponsor a table for this event please call Joe Arnold at (863) 357-
6507 or (863) 610-1639. If available, tickets may be purchased at
the door.
Methodist church hosts Bible school
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee, 200 N.W.
Second St., will hold vacation Bible school June 13-17 from 5 until
8:10 p.m. daily. The-theme this year is the Circle G Ranch: Ask,
Seek, Knock. Each adventure is filled with a powerful Bible story
and fun crafts, games and music. There is also an adult Bible study,
which will be led by Reverend Bruce Simpson and Reverend Jim
Dawson. A light meal will be served each day. Registration fee is $5
per child, with a $10 maximum per family. Call the First United
Methodist Church office at (863) 763-4021 for information.
Guardian ad Litem training offered
You can be the difference to a child in need. The Guardian ad
Litem program will be training volunteers from Okeechobee, Indi-
an River, St. Lucie and Martin counties to represent the best interest
of abused, abandoned and neglected children in court. This meet-
ing will be June 27-30 and July 1 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the
South County Annex, St. Lucie West Courthouse, 250 N.W. Coun-
try Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, on the second floor meeting. For
information, call (772) 785-5804.

Headstart now accepting applications
The Economic Opportunities Council Headstart is accepting
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 equip-
ment you may need. For information during working hours call
(863) 763-6510. During hours the center is closed call (863) 467-
5261, or (863) 357-7711.

Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian. Schools need the help of the community and
are seeking tax deductible donations to help rebuild their 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 they need to save lives.
You can help the American Red Cross reach people in your com-
munity with 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 Free-
dom Iraqi. The church will be.sending care packages to 20 service-
men in the Army stationed in Iraq. These soldiers serving our
country have requested items not only for themselves, but they
also give items to the Iraqi children while on patrol and visiting. We
would like to invite the community to help us with this project. For
more information, contact Chairperson Myra White at (863) 357-
2975.


ORLANDO Federal and state
of Florida programs are delivering
assistance to citizens and public
entities in the state, moving along
the recovery from last season's hur-
ricanes.
Through the Department of
Homeland Security's Federal Emer-
gency Management Agency
(FEMA) Public Assistance (infra-
structure) program, the state of
Florida, local government entities
and certain non-profits will receive
more than $987 million for project
and administrative costs to date.
These grants supplement costs for
debris removal, emergency protec-
tive measures, and to repair, restore
or rebuild facilities in counties the
President declared a disaster. For
the 2004 hurricanes, the federal
government is reimbursing 90 per-
cent of the eligible cost for emer-
gency measures and permanent
restoration, up from the normal 75
percent. The state and local gov-
ernments will contribute the
remaining 10 percent. '
In addition to the Public Assis-
tance programs, people in the Sun-
shine State have received $1.176 bil-
lion from FEMA's Individuals and
Households Program. More than
$556 million of that has paid for
lodging expenses, rental assistance
and minimal home repairs. Another
$619.5 million has covered assis-
tance for other needs, which include
repair or replacement of personal


property, funeral expenses, trans-
portation, and medical and dental
costs related to the hurricanes.
Another federal partner in disas-
ter recovery, the U.S. Small Busi-
ness Administration (SBA), has
authorized $1.725 -billion in low-
interest disaster loans for Florida
homeowners, renters and busi-
nesses to make repairs and rebuild.
Home repairs and available,
housing have helped Floridians
move back into more permanent
dwellings and out of some of the
16,000 mobile homes and travel
trailers provided for them tem-
porarily by FEMA and Florida's
State Emergency Response Team
(SERT). Approximately 200 travel
trailers per week are being
returned to FEMA as people go
back to their houses and rental
units, or find new places to live.
FEMA's commitment to those
still in need of housing remains
steadfast as approximately 28,000
Floridians continue to occupy
.11.200 motijule hornets and travel
tailers- Tht.s units are placed on
residents' private property, on
short-term housing sites or on
leased commercial park space.
The need for direct help from
FEMA and state counselors and
other agencies has lessened drasti-
cally, reducing the number of Dis-
aster Recovery Centers (DRCs)
now to three Charlotte, Escam-
bia and Polk counties.


The DRCs are open Monday-Fri-
day from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. local
time. Since last August, DRC officials
have assisted more than 588,000
individuals with FEMA and SBA
applications, and recovery program
services and questions at a total of
150 mobile and fixed-site locations
throughout the Sunshine State.
Applicants with questions
about their application status or


general disaster inquiries also may
call the FEMA Helpline at 1-(800)
621-FEMA (3362), or TTY 1-(800)
462-7585 for the hearing- and
speech impaired. The lines operate
Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 6
p.m., eastern daylight time.
More than 1.247 million Floridi-
ans have applied for federal and
state disaster assistance as a result
of the 2004 hurricanes.


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Sia t phoio Maria Chandler
'Name this American'
Fifth graders in Liz Walker's reading class at Seminole
Elementary School put on a play Wednesday called
'Name this American.' Students are: (left to right) Cody
Cummings as Walter Hunt, Tyler Yates as Gutzon Bor-
glum, Krystin Young as Maria Mitchell, Josh Clemons as
Babe Ruth, Kayla Alman as Elizabeth Katy Stanton,
Chelsea Pittman as Sacagawea, Anna Warren as Queen
Liliuokalani and Shelby Pollock as Dolly Madison.


C.O.E. makes releases from Lake Okeechobee


JACKSONVILLE The U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers began
another Level 1 pulse release from
Lake Okeechobee to the St. Lucie
Canal and a Level 3 pulse to the
Caloosahatchee River on Saturday,
May 7.
The Corps' South Atlantic Divi-
sion recently approved a tempo-
rary deviation known as Class Lim-
its Adjustment (CLA) to the normal
operations of Lake Okeechobee
under Water Supply/Environment
(WSE). CLA is a fine-tuning of


some of the schedule parameters
to improve the performance of the
regulation schedule. CLA provides
lower volume releases more fre-
quently when the lake is in Zone D.
The goal is to mange the lake
releases,in Zone D to potentially
avoid higher releases required
when the lake is in Zone C. The
deviation will be in effect through
March 15, 2007.
Pulse releases are designed to
mimic nature and provide dis-
charges from the lake to the estuar-


ies via the St. Lucie Canal to the east
and the Caloosahatchee River to
the west. They attempt to strike a
balance between the lake's littoral
zone and the estuaries. In ten days,
a Level 1 pulse release to the
Caloosahatchee River can lower
the lake 0.07 ft. (average of 1,600
cfs/day), a Level 2 can lower it by
0.10 ft. (average of 2,300 cfs/day),
and a Level 3 by 0.13 ft. (average of
3,000 cfs/day). In ten days, a Level 1
pulse release to the St. Lucie Canal
can lower the lake 0.03 ft. (average


of 730 cfs/day), a Level 2 can lower
it by 0.04 ft. (average of 950
cfs/day), and a Level 3 by 0.05 ft.
(average of 1,170 cfs/day).
Friday's lake level was 14.79
feet, which is about average for this
time of the year, in Zone D of the
WSE (Water Supply/Environment)
regulation schedule.
For further information, please
call the Jacksonville District Corpo-
rate Communication Office at
(904) 232-2236 or (cell) (904) 614-
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Sports Briefs


Hours announced
for community pool
The Okeechobee Sports Com-
plex swimming pool hours of
operation are: May 3 June 1,
Tuesday Friday from 4 until 7
p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. until
5 p.m.; Sunday from I until 5
p.m.; June 2 Aug. 7, Tuesday -
Saturday from 12:30 until 6:30
p.m., Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m.,
Tuesday and Thursday evenings
from 7 until 9 p.m. (family night
swim); Aug. 8 Oct. 30: Tuesday
through Friday from 4 until 7
p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. until
5 p.m., Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m.
The pool is not open during
school hours. When school is in
session the pool is used for physi-
cal education and other school-
related activities. For information,
contact the pool office at (863)
467-7667.
Senior softball
players are needed
Softball players 70 years old
and older are wanted to play on a
tournament team one weekend a
month.
They will play two games on
Saturday and two games on Sun-
day in different cities in the state.
The team is in need of outfielders
and infielders.
For information call Harry Bell
at (863) 382-0542.
The cost will be $15 per week-
end.
OCRA meets
each month
The regular monthly meeting
of the Okeechobee Citizens
Recreational Association
(O.C.R.A.) for April and May will
be held at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex on the first Thursday of
each month at 7:30 p.m.
Everyone over the age of 18 is
welcome to attend.
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 registra-
tion is urged.
A barbecue luncheon will be
provided.
The cost is $40 per player with
a four-man team scramble. For
information, contact Nancy at
(863) 763-1699.
Junior tennis
tourney slated
The second annual Okee-
chobee Junior Tennis Tourna-
ment will be held Saturday, May
21, at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex tennis courts.
Check in time is 8:45 a.m.
Tournament play will start at 9
a.m.
There will be separate boys
and girls divisions. The divisions
will be broken down into age
groups. They are: boys-10; boys-
12; boys-14; boys-16; and, boys-
18. The girls' division will have
the same age groups as the boys.
The cost will be $10 per player
which includes a T-shirt, lunch,
balls and awards.
For information, contact Dave
Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or 532-
9316.
Team Trail
slate announced
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail
has announced its 2005 tourna-
ment schedule.
The trail will kick off with the
Russ Bringger Memorial Tourna-
ment on May 28. The official trail
will begin on May 29. The dates
for the rest of the trail are June 26,
July 10, Aug.7, Sept. 11 and Oct.
9.
The trail's classic will take
place on Nov. 19 and 20.
The tournaments will all be
held at Okee-Tantie Marina and
Campground. Registrations for
the memorial tourney and the
trail can be made at the Wanta-
Linga Motel or at the dock on the
day of the tournament.

O.G. & C.C.

weekly results
SP.I.G.S. League


SMayj 3: First Place: Kenny Curran.
Second Place: Don Heath (shot four
under his age). Last Place: Harry Sim-
mons. Closest to Pin: (2) J.T. Smith,
(8) Ida Curtis and (11) Harry Sim-
mons.
May 4: Traveled to Belle Glade First
Place: Jim May. Second Place: Harry
White. Last FPace: Don Heath. Closest
to Pin: (2) Jim May, (8) Jim May, (11)
No one and (17) Ben Burdeshaw.
May 6: First Place: Harry White. Sec-
ond Place: Bruce Syjud. Last Place:
Russ Adams Sr. (Got an Eagle on 16).
Closest to' Pin: (2) Terry Millette, (8)
Ida Curtis, (11) Penny King and (17)
Russ Adams Sr.


For information, contact Larry
Crossman at (863) 763-1020.
YMS girls host
golf tournament
The Lady Yearlings' volleyball
team will host a golf tournament
on Saturday, June 4, at the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club.
with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
The fee is $50 per person
($200 team of four), which
includes a rib dinner after play is
completed. Buddy Mills and the
SFFA 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 ol
recreational tennis lessons at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex.
Classes will meet Monday
through Friday starting on Mon-
day, June 6, and ending on Friday,
July 8. Classes are determined by
the grade in which the student
will be enrolled in the fall.
Each student will have three
lessons a week for five weeks.
The cost will be $40. Private les-
sons are available during the
summer for $90 for six, one-hour
sessions.
For information, contact Dave
Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or (863)
532-9316.
Swim lessons
being offered
Registration for swimming les-
sons 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 tourrzment on Satur-
day, June 18, at the Okeechobee
Golf & Country Club.
There will be an 8 a.m. shot-
gun start.
Entry fees are $45 per person,
or $180 per team. Sponsorships
are available. The cost of a hole
sponsorship is $150; a tee spon-
sorship is $75; and, a team spon-
sorship is $180.
There will also be chicken and
rib barbecue dinners.
Prizes will be given to the first,
ninth and next-to-last place
teams.
All proceeds will help fund. CIS
projects: Mentoring Character
Counts and Youth Center.
For information, call CIS at
(863) 462-5327.
Youth football
sign ups planned
Sign-ups for the new Pop
Warner football league and
cheerleading program will take
place on June 25, July 2, 9 and 16
at Teen Town from noon until 4
p.m.
Parents must provide copies
of the child's birth certificate,
their most' recent report card and
a current physical at registration.
The cost of registration will be
$75.
For information contact James
Shockley at (863) 634-3482,
Albion Crowell at (863) 697-2576
or Kristen Barker at (863) 697-
6073.


Third place finishers Bob Owens and Fred George (not pic-
tured) caught 15.13 Ibs. of fish in the Christian Team Trail
Classic Saturday at Okee-Tantie Marina.


Jenny Conway (left) and Bill Conway (right) received a
plaque for their years of hard work and service to the Chris-
tian Team Trail.


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Staff photos/Lorna Jablonski
John Kappauf showed off two of the bass that helped put
him in first place at Saturday's Christian Team Trail Classic.
John and his brother Tom Kappauf brought 16.54 Ibs. of fish
to the scale to clinch first place.


Beau Rogers and Mac Russell (not shown) placed second in
the Christian Team Trail Classic Saturday afternoon at Okee-
Tantie Marina. They pulled in 15.18 Ibs. of bass to earn $210.


Brothers take Christian Team Trail Classic


By Lorna Jablonski
, Okeechobee News
Saturday turned out to be a
beautiful day for fishing for Tom
'wand John Kappauf. They were
among 30 other boats that took
to the water at safe light to com-
pete in the Christian Team Trail
Classic.
With the sun shining brightly
and a soft breeze blowing across
Okee-Tantie Marina, the Kap-
pauf brothers brought their
16.54 lb. catch to the scale to
seal first place for them.
"We were very lucky," stated
John, an Okeechobee resident.
"We just used rubber worms
and fished at Cody's Cove." They
took home a $650 check for their
morning on the lake.
Second place went to Beau
Rogers and Mac Russell. They
pulled in 16.11 lbs. of bass to
earn $325.
Bob Owens and Fred George
captured third place with 15.18
lbs. of Okeechobee large-
mouths. They received $210 for
their third place finish.
Close. behind in fourth place
was the team of Al Reed and Bill
Lucas with 15.13 lbs. of bass.
They took home $160 for.their
efforts.
Craig Smith and Bill Rose fin-
ished in fifth place with 11.99
lbs. of fish earning them $115..
Tom Morse and Dennis Burns


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on Sunday, May 29, 2005.
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pulled in 10.34 lbs. of fish to fin- take home big fish honors.
ish the Classic in sixth place In addition to the awards
earning $70. won by the anglers competing in
Rick Lucas pulled in a 5.11 lb. the tournament and the long list
beauty on a topwater plug to of great give-aways, Bill and


Jenny Conway received a plaque
to thank them for the years of
service they have given to make
the Christian Team Trail a suc-
cess.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres III.
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 Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Hitchhikers Guide
To the Galaxy" (PG) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Club has quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Margaret
at (863) 467-8020, or Janet at (863)
467-0183.
Birth control for
animals is offered
Martin County A.B.C. Program is
available for Okeechobee resi-
dents. The rates to spay/neuter cats
and dogs are: female cat $15; male
cat $10; female dog $25; and
male dog $25. Applications may
be picked up at the PennySaver, St.
Vincent's, Salvation Army or Ani-
mal Control. For information, call
(772) 283-4137 or (772) 336-0339.
Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of dogs,
cats and ferrets. Okeechobee Coun-
ty Ordinance Sec. 10-111, Vaccina-
tion against rabies required and
Okeechobee City Ordinance 4-26,
vaccinations. All dogs, cats and fer-
rets 4 months and older must be
vaccinated once year by a licensed
veterinarian against rabies with a
United States Government
approved vaccine: Animal licenses.
are purchased at the Animal Control
facility with proof of current rabies
vaccination. For information, call
Animal Control at (863) 357-3225.
Volunteers needed
at the art center
Volunteers are needed to volun-
teer time at Raulerson Art and Cul-
tural Center, Inc., to help with
ceramics, for days or evenings.
Raulerson Art and Cultural Center
is a non-profit organization and
proceeds will. go towards local art
scholarships. For information, call
Kelly Raulerson at (863) 357-1199.
Ad Litem program
needs volunteers
This year, hundreds of kids on the
Treasure Coast will be abused, neg-
lected or abandoned. If you have as
little as two hours per week, then
you can help. Guardian Ad Litem
volunteers are needed to speak up
for these children. Training for new
volunteers will be held in your area
soon. Volunteers are needed in St.
Lucie, Indian River, Martin and
Okeechobee counties. Call the
Guardian Ad Litem program at (772)
785-5804, for information and an
application. Just two hours of your
time each week will make a differ-
ence in the lives of these children.
Fosterparents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family life
with nutritious meals, good daily
care and a stimulating environment.
Foster parents may be married,
divorced or single. Their most
important characteristic is that they
are caring individuals who under-
stand the problems and needs of
foster children. Please contact Karis-
sa Richards at 1- (800) 403-9311.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Since its creation by Congress in


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


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DACHSHUND MIX- Brown
spotted, Found in the Vie. of
R-Bar Estates, May 8th. Call
Cell# (561)252-1371.


COCKATIEL- Sun, May 1st, in
Treasure Island near 27th St.
Grey w/orange cheeks/yel-
low head (863)697-1083.
GERM SHEPHERD & YORKIE
TERRIER- both wearing col-
lars, probably together, vic
of Commerce Dr, LaBelle,
owners miss, possible RE-
WARD. (863)673-2854. i
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.


OFFICE TRAILER, 12X50, 600
sq. ft. Inside in good cond.,
SA/, Blinds & Carpet. Free,
you haul. (239)728-3614
POODLE/JACK RUSSELL
MIX- 6mo need good
home. Good with kids.
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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.



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.
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ate opening for a senior executive to lead the business sup-
port functions of the organization. The functions include:
Emergency Management and Security, Finance and Admin-
istration, Information Technology, Human Resources, Pro-
curement and Enterprise-wide Project Management. This
position provides vision and strategic insight to the organiza-
tion to meet the District's long term mission and goals.
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energetic, self-motivated FULL TIME circulation
assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
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IMMEDIATE OPENING
Part-Time Pharmacist
Pharmaceutical Services
Located at
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call:
(863) 357-2442
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Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At,
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


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


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


A/C SERVE. TECH/INSTALLER
w/min. 3 yrs exp. De-
pendable, clean DL, Good
Pay, Comp. Truck, Benefits,
401K, DFW
Okeechobee A/C 763-8391

ALL ABOUT YOU
CAREGIVERS INC.
Is accepting applications
for home health aides and
home makers for the
Okeechobee area.
Please call (863)824-8733
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CDL Dump Truck Driver
needed for local dirt hauling.
Wage depends upon
exp./ref's/MVR. Phone
863-467-9929.
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 please!!
EOE, DFWP


DRIVERS NEEDED
Must be experienced & have
a class A CDL Apply
@ Syfrett Feed co. 3079
NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
FT DRUM CITGO
Is seeking qualified people to
train for cashier and tow op-

bursement. Learn newaskills
and earn more $. Come join
our team; Apply at Ft. Drum
Citgo, mm184, Fl Turnpike
(863)763-9383 DFWP

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


IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
Stucco Applicators
Plasterers
Apply in person
1622 NW 8th St
or call
863-467-0541


NEEDED
LAUNDRY

WORKER
Seeking mature,
responsible
person to work full
time in laundry.
Must be Bilingual.
Apply In Person At:
406 N.W, 4th St.
Local
Construction Company
Looking for person
EXPERIENCED
i ing, roofing,
carpentry, drywall,
painting & trim work.
Class D license required.
863-357-1804
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.


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

OFFICE MANAGER
For Apartment Complex
Excellent Hours,
Benefits, Wages.
Computer skills essential.
Office experience helpful.
Ideal for semi-
retired individual.
Call (863)467-9771 or
(863)407-334-5418
EOE.
Praxair, A World Leader in In-
dustrial Gases is now hiring
i:,f j r, is. ,,' ir,',r in our
iiih l:n1 r ihir, E.: health-
care benefits, matching
401K retirement & profit
sharing (paid quarterly),
must be able to pass back-
ground check. Please apply
in person at 2534 NW 16th
Blvd., Okee. No phone calls
please. DFWP

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

SERVICE DRIVER NEEDED
w/Class B CDL required.
40+ hrs. per week.
Good Pay. Reliable.
Call: Mid Flodrida Portable
Toilets @ (863)655-2940.
Survey Field Positions, in-
strument and rodman in
Okee area. Top pay, signing
bonus, benefits, advance-
ment. Northstar Geomatics.
772-781-6400.
WANTED: Experienced
Dump/Roll-off Drivers
Top pay to the right person.
Benefits. Please call
772-336-9636
WANTED: EXPERIENCED
LOADER/BOBCAT
TRACTOR OPERATORS
Top pay to the right person
Benefits. Please call
(772)336-9636


!! ALL TRADES NEEDED !!
Daily work Daily pay
Report to Labor Finders 6am
105 SW 3rd Ave.
Part Time Kitchen help.
Must be able to work
weekends, evenings,
Will train. Must apply in
person. 863-763-2950
or 863-763-5309


COSMETOLOGIST/
MANAGER
Call today,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 driver's lic.
(863)763-2161/697-6077
DAIRY FOREMAN:
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Services



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




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




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

Time to clean out the
attic, basement.and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sate in the
classifieds and, make
your clean up a breezel


TOP BRANCH
TREE SERVICE &
LANDSCAPING
Demolition/trash removal
Complete Residential/Comm
Licensed,#1H0000785
Insured, Bonded
Call Bob 863-357-3141




TIRED OF WAITING??
Vinyl siding, skirting, Interior
Repairs, & Carports
Call BOB Nowl!
(863)357-3141
Licensed, Insured, Bonded.
Lic#1H0000785



ROOFING, DRYWALL
& PAINTING
30 years experience
SAll Types of Roofs
S5 Year Warrantee
Shingles Available
Free Estimates
All Phases of Repair
Call Ray, Toll Free @
(877)999-3348 Stuart, FL
Licensed & Insured
#CGC001594

How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified


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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)843-0158.


CHEST- good for ;irinr, lin-
'ens and hi3i:h,' 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
DINING RM SET, seats 10. w/
6 ch's., lighted hutch. Sacri-
fice for $850. in Okee.
(863)467-2132
DINING ROOM SET- Formal,
Seating for 6, Full sz. lighted
china cabinet. $2000. or
best offer. (863)674-0377
DINING SET w/4 chairs. Pe-
\ can. $100 (863)357-4532
DRESSER, 4 drawer, brown,
$30. (863)635-1794
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
contemporary, light wood,
lighted, $200
(863)675-1634 evenings
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
fits 32" TV, excellent condi-
tion, light wood, $120.
(863)634-9826.
LEATHER CHAIR- reclining,
swivel, w/ottoman, Ivory
color; exc cond, $120.
(863)357-6660 Ive msg.
LIVING ROOM SET- 2 pcs
w/sofa bed, white $500. or
best offer. (863)674-0377
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, Sleeper, Leather, 8 Ft.
SLong. $350. (863)467-2930
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 Ibs of wts.
w/bench that inclines & de-
clines. Squat rack & Lat.
tower. $175 (863)357-2829


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



ELEGANT KING COMF
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
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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)467-7778 or
863)697-6420.
AMERICAN BULL DOG- Ap-
prox 2 yr, Spayed, Good
with children. House broke.
$250. (863)801-1724
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
BLUE PITT BULL PUP- male,
5 mos old., $150
(863)675-1865.
BOSTON TERRIER- male, 10
mos. old, all shots, micro-
chip, great w/kids. $300,
(863)697-0845.
BOXER PUPPIES- 6 Males
CKC Reg., 8 weeks old.
$300. ea.
BOXER PUPPY- 13 wks,
Cropped & docked. $350.
(863)634-1157.
CHIHUAHUA MIX 3 mo old
Very Friendly, good w/ kids
Brindle colored. Up to date on
shots. $150 (863)824-8749
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- adult male,
5yrs old, $75.
(863)763-2749.
YORKI POO0 PUP- 8 weeks
old. Perfect "Mothers Day"
gift. $450. (863)357-0037.
Young Rabbits for breeding,
meat or pets, $5.00 each.
(863)357-1035


NIKON N70 w/Nikkor 20mm
3.5 lens + 5 lenses. Nikon
flash kit/ext. 2 mono pod. Kiwi
case. $500 863-532-9013



CLUB CAR GOLF CART
Electric w/ canopy and charg-
er, excellent condition.
$1600(863)635-4268



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



KARAOKE TV. Pink, w/remote.
$100. or best offer.
(863)612-0647.
TELEVISION- Curtis Mathis
stereo TV, 27", wood cabi-
net, floor model, $175.
(863)357-8788.
TABLE SAW- 1 1/2 HR 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
When doing those chores is
doing you in, it's time to
look for a helper in the
classified.


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins, Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer, Video 580
Crafts,'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens 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 & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewinp Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR COND.(2)- 20K BTU Re-
verse Cycle, and 5500 BTU,
both window units, $375.
,(863)674-0467.
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2,5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.
(863)675-5929
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


Victorian Games Compendi-
um: Cards, Chess, Backgam-
mon, Horse Racing, etc. Rules
book. $1500 (863)532-9013


MICROWAVE- Big, Works well
$15. (863)612-0647.
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.



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



CRIB- Kindercare, w/mattress
& sheet set, beautiful big,
white, used twice, $100
firm. (863)763-0981.


WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
(772)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 & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants' /
Flowers 865




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


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

SADDLE, 16" Big Horn, West-
ern, Gated. Black. Good con-
dition. $300.
(863)763-8988



RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. (863)357-6202
RIDING LAWN MOWER-
Snapper, $200.
(863)824-0523.
RIDING LAWN MOWER,
Snapper, 8HP, 30" cut, like
new. $400. (239)810-2821.


Rentals



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



OKEECHOBEE- Furn., rent by
week/month, on the water,
lake access, very nice, in
town, (863)634-0322


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
EAGLE BAY DRIVE
(SW 24th Ave.)
3/2, 1900 Sq. Ft.
on 1 Acre w/Workshop.
$2000 mo. (Includes Lawn
Service). Call (863)634-7490
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.


OKEECHOBEE- Furn., rent by
week/month, on the water,
lake access, very nice, in
town, (863)634-0322
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


TRLR, '83- 140HP Suzuki,
fiberglass, $1800.
(863)946-1481.

WALK THRU HALL- '90 Chee-
tah 17'8" Inboard/outboard 4
cyl. New upholstery & seats
Fish depth finder. W/trailer
Runs great tagged $4500.
or best offer.(302)398-6150



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



SHARK ROD, new, custom &
baits, $400. (863)467-8161


BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Duplex, 1
BR, Lake access. Fully fum.,
$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



LAKEPORT, 2 BR/2BA Framed
Home on 1 Acre. Needs
work. Great little fixer upper.
$69,900. 863-634-7490


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



Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB.111 AU237

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

Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 20.05
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sate 20201



OKEE, East of Town 3BR, 2BA
D/W. Nearly refurbished.
C/A, $850. mo + 1st, last&
sec dep 786-299-0263
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 30W5
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehiclesi/ATVs 3035


'84 Mitchell Craft, 15/2ft.
fiberglass boat w/ 2001 50h/p
Johnson motor. $2500. Ask
abouttrailer. (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
BOAT- 15' Walk thru Tri Hull,
w/trr, 50HP Johnson, $500.
(863)674-1105.
EVINRUDE- 25HP, Electric
start like new cond. $1295.
(863)635-3465.
FIBERGLASS BOAT-1961
Mercury 7.5, less than 25
hrsw/1966 trailer, $1500
or best offer (863)697-3869
MERCURY '01,25 HR electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
OUTBOARD LOWER UNIT
Johnson/Evinruth V4, Long
shaft $150(863)697-6812
TIDECRAFT BASS BOAT &


SATURN SC1 '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 Selll
(561)422-3477.
TRANS AM-'85, Need to be
r e d o n e
$600.(863)467-1985.
VOLVO 1992, Green. $1200.
(561)996-6633


MERCURY COUGAR, '77, 2
door, low miles, $1200.
(863)357-0371


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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
SPINNING ROD, custom
leather, new & Shimano 65
Bait Runner reel, $425.
(863)467-8161
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HONDA 1977, Auto shift,
Runs good. Complete w/ac-
cessories. $600.
(863)467-5819
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER,
2005 Single Rail. Fen-
ders/Lights. $1500
(863)674-0898
TRIUMPH CLASSIC '73, 750
CC, Black/Silver. Out of stor-
age. $2500 (863)674-0898
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.
RAIL BUGGY: New motor.
Exc. shape. Needs finish work.
Tons of spare parts. Engine
Block. $3000 (863)675-6214
YAMAHA 350, '86, blue, new
tires, good condition,
$1250. (863)673-8741
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
'85 BUICK SKYHAWK 2D,
5spd, gd. tires & brks, title,
nds head gasket, not run
$400 (863)612-0515 msg.
'85 CAD FLEETWOOD 4D
newer tires, gd brakes, runs
good, nds head gasket $600
neg. (863)612-0515 Iv. msg
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

LINCOLN TOWN CAR 1991,
Runs good w/air.. Needs
shocks. $1000 firm.
(863)763-3822
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
1992, Runs great, ice cold
air. Minor body damage.
$2200 (863)467-8166
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS,
1993, $2500.
(863)763-8409
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.


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CHEVY 1991 3/4 Ton Pickup,
4x4, 4 spd., $2500 or best
offer. (863)675-6214 after 6
pm.

WILLY MILITARY JEEP- '60,
Many good parts, Complete,
Will make a good hunting
buggy. $750.863-763-3153


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



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
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
or Kawasaki Mule. $900.
(863)692-2229.
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


CHEVY 1/2,ton, V8, auto Flat
bed/Utility. Runs good.
$1000 or best offer.
863-697-6812.
DODGE DAKOTA
P/U with cap. Runs ood,
needs clutch. $400
(863)357-2573
FORD RANGER- '92, 2 Wheel
Drive, V6, A/C $1000.
(863)673-5443
Your next job could be in
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leads you to the best
products and services.


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.

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


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



Okeechobee County School
Board Meeting
The May meeting of the Okeechobee
County School Board will be held on
Thursday, May 19, at 6:00 p.m., in
Room 303 of the School Board Ad-
ministrative Office at 700 S.W. 2nd
Avenue. There will be no meeting on
May 10 as previously scheduled.
Prior to the School Board Meeting on
May 19, the School Board Members
will meet in workshop session at 5:00
p.m. in Room 308, same location, to
0,i j1 hl. .1 ,' l ., I:..IT,(II,:.
district. Both meetings are open to
the public.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superntendent of Schools
53219 ON 5/6,10,17/05

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILENO.:2004-CP-186
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CHARLOTTE S. HAYES
ODD: January 15,2004
SS#: 142-38-2980
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Char-
lotte S. Hayes, deceased, whose date
of death was January 15, 2004, File
Number 2004-CP-186, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division; the
address of which Is 304 NW Second
Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972.
The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below.-
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice has been served
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedents estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is 2005.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
CROMWELL & DAHLME ER, RL.
760 U.S. Highway One, Suite 301
North PalmBeach, FL 33408
561-848-2200
Frederick M. Dahlmeler
Florida Bar No.146393
Personal Representative:
Thomas L. Hayes
6801 S.E. 8th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
525160 ON 5/3,10/05
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 1998-DP-073
IN THE INTEREST OF:
N.N. DOB: 05-05-90
Mother of the minor child:
Wanda Nash
TO: Father of N.N., Steven Thomas
Residence and Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A PE-
TITION UNDER OATH HAS BEEN
FILED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN THE
ABOVE-STYLED COURT FOR THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
RELATIVE TO N.N., A MALE CHILD,
BORN ON THE 5TH DAY OF MAY,
1990. THE CHILD WAS BORN IN THE
COUNTY OF SAN BERNADINO, IN THE
STATE OF CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE
COMMANDED TO BE AND APPEAR
BEFORE A JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, JUVENILE DIVISION IN THE
ABOVE-STYLED COURT LOCATED AT:
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
304 N.W. 2ND STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
AT 10:00 A.M,, ON THE 15TH DAYOF
JUNE, 2005, FOR HEARING AND TO
SHOW CAUSE WHY SAID PETITIONED
SHOULD NOT BE GRANTED.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT
THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTI-
TUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS
CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON
THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU
MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN
THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS
NOTICE.
BE ADVISED THAT YOU HAVE THE
RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY TO REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU
CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY,
ONE MAY BE APPOINTED FOR YOU.


WITNESS MY HAND AS CLERK OF SAID
COURT AND THE SEAL THEREOF, WITNESS MY HAND AS CLERK OF SAID
THIS 2ND DAY OF MAY, 2005. COURT AND THE SEAL THEREOF,
THIS 2ND DAY OF MAY, 2005.


SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF COURT
BY: Kathleen Arnold
DEPUTY CLERK
52817 ON 5/4,10,17,24/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 1998-DP-073
IN THE INTEREST OF:
N.N. DOB: 12-15-91
Mother of the minor child:
Wanda Nash
TO: Father of N.N., Joseph Madu
Residence and Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A PE-
TITION UNDER OATH HAS BEEN
FILED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN THE
ABOVE-STYLED COURT FOR THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
RELATIVE TO N.N., A FEMALE CHILD,
BORN ON THE 15TH DAY OF DECEM-
0 BER, 1991. THE CHILD WAS BORN IN
THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, IN
THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. YOU
ARE COMMANDED TO BE AND AP-
PEAR BEFORE A JUDGE OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT, JUVENILE DIVISION IN
THE ABOVE-STYLED COURT LOCAT-
ED AT
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
304 NXW. 2ND STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
AT 10:00 A.M., ON THE 15TH DAY OF
JUNE, 2005, FOR HEARING AND TO
SHOW CAUSE WHY SAID PETITIONED
SHOULD NOT BE GRANTED.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT
THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTI-
TUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS
CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON
THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU
MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN
THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS
NOTICE.
BE ADVISED THAT YOU HAVE THE
RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY TO REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU
CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY,
ONE MAYBE APPOINTED FOR YOU.


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SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF COURT
BY: Kathleen Arnold
DEPUTY CLERK
52816 ON 5/4,10,17,24/05


Community Events


Cultural arts committee to meet
Are you interested in bringing -more cultural arts events to
Okeechobee? If you are, come join the Main Street's cultural arts
committee meeting on May 19 at 4:30 p.m. at the Main Street
office located on the corner of N.E. Second St. and N.E. Second
Ave. For information, call Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 462-5000, ext.
259.

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

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

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

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

School board to discuss grants
In conjunction with the Community Collaborative Council
meeting, the Okeechobee County School Board will be dis-
cussinfg sever-al grants for the 20u5 2006 school year. The meeting
will be held Tuesday, May 2-1, beginning at 10 a.m. in the school
board office, 700 S.W. Second Ave. Grants include: IDEA, Part B;
Preschool and Discretionary, Title 1 grant, Part A-Improving the
Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged; Title 1, Part C-Edu-
cation of Migratory Children. Tile 1, Part D: RIF, Local Delinquent;
Title III-No Child Left Behind LEP Immigrant: BASE program,
Reading is Fundamental; Carl Perkins Vocational Grant; Safe Dis-
cipline and Drug Free, Safe Schools Grant; Enhancing Education
through Technology LEETT); Title V I.lnnovative Programs; Title
VI (Rural and lo\\ income School Programs.); Indian Formula
Grant; and, Title II. Any person who would like information or to
provide input, please plan on attending the meeting or call Cath-
leen Blair at 18631 -162-5000, ext. 255, [or grant contacts.

Book discussion group will meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion
Group will continue to meet at 7 p.m. in the Okeechobee Library
meeting room. Ek eryone who lives to read and discuss books is
invited to attend. The group's schedule is: Thursday, May 26, "Yel-
low Raft, Blue Water" Michael Dorris; and Thursday, June 23,
"Before Women Had Wings" Connie Fowler. If you have ques-
tions or would like more information, call Jan Fehrman at (863)
357-9980.

Memorial Day bike rally planned
Okeechobee's first Memorial Day Bike Rally and Corvette
Show will be held at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center
on S.R. 70 E. on May 28, 29 and 30. Everyone is welcome. The
cost is $5 a day or $10 for the weekend, and children under the
age of 12 are free. There will be live music, games and food.
Come see outrageous machines, custom paint jobs and lots
more. Vendors for T-shirts, face painting and more will be there.
This is a time to honor those who have served and are currently
serving this great nation. Gates are open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.
For information, check out \v-wwv.l-bike-rally corn; or, call (863)
634-8980.

Hospice will hold yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee \will be holding a yard sale on Friday,
June 3, and Saturday, June. from 7:30 a m. until 3 p m. The sale
%\ill be held at the air conditioned Hospice of Okeechobee Volun-
teer House located at the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third
Avernue. All proceeds benefit patient care inOkeechobee.

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

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


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