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Okeechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 131


Wednesday, May 11,2005


50$ Plus tax


Inside
20 arrested in
reverse drug sting
A reverse drug sting conduct-
ed by area law enforcement in
the Douglas Park area of Okee-
chobee has resulted in the
arrests of 21 people.
A number of agencies took
part in the sting, which was con-
ducted during an eight-hour
period on May 6.
Page2

CrappieMasters
gets approved
The Okeechobee County
Board of County Commission-
ers unanimously approved the
request by the Okeechobee
County Tourist Development
Council to host the Bass
ProShops CrappieMasters
National Qualifier on Jan. 14,
2006. Pro Shops, Tracker Boats,
Mercury Motors and Crap-
pieMasters will. bring approxi-
mately 200 boats with a $20,000
guaranteed pay-back tourna-
ment, and if the pattern for all
the other tournaments of the
year holds true, the pay-back
will be even greater than adver-
tised. Thanks to the outstanding
support of national sponsors,
anglers are expected to turn out
in record numbers. The excite-
ment and enthusiasm being
generated by the continued spir-
it of competition, excellent sup-
port from sponsors, and the
generosity of CrappieMasters
guarantees that every competi-
tor will have the crappie tourna-
ment fishing experience of a
lifetime. The BassPro Crappie
Master Tournament will bring
week-long events including fish-
ing seminars, barbecues, draw-
ings for world-class hunting or
fishing trips,
CrappieMasters Dream Maker
Outdoors tournament. Fishing
Derby for Kids, Truck Give-Away
for the public and more.
Sports, Page 6

Florida Wildlife
Magazine is back
Spectacular photography,
entertaining articles and insights
about the Sunshine State's won-
derful array of fish and wildlife
are just a few of the items you'll
find lining the pages of the new
Florida Wildlife magazine. The
Florida Fish and Wildlife. Con-
servation Commission (FWC)
relaunched the agency's official
magazine this month.
Page 12

Drought Index
Current: 161
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.64 feet

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

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Computer support specialist, Max Mindar of the Heartland Public Library Co-op which
encompasses six libraries in four counties, including the Okeechobee Public Library,
works to keep library computers ready for public access.

Library gets smart card program


By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News,
Effective May 1, the Okee-
chobee Public Library. has
adopted a new computer
access "smart card" system for
users of library computers..
The new system is already in
use in the other libraries within
the four county cooperative. A
valid Heartland Cooperative
Library card is required in
order to use the public access
computers. All fines and fees
must have been paid and any
overdue items must have been
returned in order to he eligible
for the access card,, Library
users are eligible fo& a free
library card if you re, de in
Okeechobee, Highlands i-lard-


In order to qualify for a free library card,
library users must show a photo I.D. and
proof of residence.


ee or Desoto County at least
three months out of the year.
In order to qualify for a free
library card, library users must
show a photo I.D. and proof of
residence. For those who
reside in one of the four coun-
ties for less than three months,
a non-resident card can be pur-
chased for $20. As an alterna-
tive to purchasing a $20 out-of-
county resident card, anyone
who is visiting the area and
wishes to use the public library


access computers may pur-
chase a "Guest" pass at a cost
of $5. The guest pass will allow
the purchaser to use the public
access computers for one hour
per day, for a period of seven
calendar days. The pass does
not permit any other library
privileges such as book check
out. It is for computer access
only. All computer policies and
printing fees will apply to the
bearer of the guest pass.


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The Okeechobee Utility
Authority (OUA) board mem-
bers heard Tuesday that the new
water plant is "making water"
and the $7.9 million project is
nearing completion.
The board also agreed to pur-
chase a utility easement, but
made no decision on giving
OUA Executive Director L.C.
Fortner a raise.
John Hayford, OUA director
of operations, told the board the
completion date for the new
water treatment plant is May 21.


"The old plant is non-opera-
tional, and has been for about a
month now," he told the board.
As for the old plant, Mr. Hay-
ford indicated that it will likely be
demolished and used for other
projects. Two general storage
tanks will be kept in place.
For the current time, Mr. Fort-
ner's current salary will remain
at $77,446 per year.
The executive director's cur-
rent salary is based on a contract
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20 suspected drug buyers arrested in reverse drug sting


A reverse drug sting conducted
by area law enforcement in the
Douglas Park area of Okeechobee
has resulted in the arrests of 20
people.
A number of agencies took part
in the sting, which was conducted
during an eight-hour period on
May6.
In the sting, law enforcement
officers posed as drug dealers.
When they were approached by
someone wanting to buy drugs,
the suspect was arrested after the
transaction was completed.
Arrested in the operation were:
Terry Leon Archie, 30, of Alaba-
ma. He was charged with the pur-
chase of cocaine and the posses-
sion of cocaine. His bond was set
at $10,000.
Stephanie Michelle Attewell, 38,
of Okeechobee. She was charged
with the purchase of cocaine, the
possession of cocaine, child abuse
and possession of drug parapher-
rnalia. Her total bond was set at
$100,000. The child abuse charge
stems from the fact that a 3-year-
old girl was with Attewell when
she allegedly purchased drugs. The
child has been turned over to a
family member.
David A. Bailey, 30, Port St.
Lucie, was charged with the pur-
chase of cocaine and the posses-
sion of cocaine. His bond was set
at $10,000.
David L. Bowling, 48, Okee-
chobee, was charged with the pur-
chase of cocaine and the posses-
sion of cocaine. His bond was set
at $10,000.
Charles Chester Booker, Jr., 27,
of Lake Placid was charged with


Terry Leon
Archie


Gladys Marie Sergio Pieiga
Johnson

the purchase of cocaine and the
possession of cocaine. His bond
was set at $10,000.
Shane Jay Begley, 34, of Elling-
ton was charged with the purchase
of cocaine, possession of cocaine
and tampering with evidence. His
bond was set at $15,000.
Cesar Delapaz, 22, Port Mayaca,
was charged with the purchase of
cocaine, the possession of cocaine
and having no valid driver's
license. His bond was set at
$10,500.
Regan Eugene Fussell, 44, of
Okeechobee was charged with the
purchase of cocaine and the pos-
session of cocaine. His bond was


Lanny Daniel James
Michael Thomas
Stokes
set at $10,000.
Terry L. Fisher, 45, of Okee-
chobee, was charged with the pur-
chase of cocaine and the posses-
sion of cocaine. He was also
charged with the purchase of mari-
juana and the possession of mari-
juana. His bond was set at $20,000.
Dennis Mark Hoy, 44, Okee-
chobee, was charged with the pur-
chase of cocaine and the posses-
sion of cocaine. His bond was set
at $10,000.
Gladys Marie Johnson, 28, of
Okeechobee was charged with the
purchase of cocaine and the pos-
session of cocaine. Her bond was
set at $10,000.


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Chester
Booker, Jr.


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Lela A. Webb Levern
Chandler

Sergio Pieiga, 45, of Miami was
charged with the purchase of
cocaine and the possession of
cocaine. His bond was set at
$10,000.
Lanny Michael Stokes, 41,
Okeechobee, was charged with
the purchase of cocaine and the
possession of cocaine. His bond
was set at $10,000.
Daniel James Thomas, 51,
Okeechobee, was charged with
the purchase of-cocaine and the
possession of cocaine. His bond
was set at $10,000.
Lela A. Webb, 43, of Lorida,
was charged with the purchase of
cocaine and the possession of


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apaz Eugene
Fussell


cocaine. Her bond was set at
$10,000.
Levern Chandler, 46, Starke,
was charged with the purchase of
marijuana and the possession of
marijuana. His bond was set at
$10,000.
Steven Hankerson, 46, Starke,
was charged with the purchase of
marijuana and the possession of
marijuana. His bond was set at
$10,000.
Margarito Leyva, 46, Okee-
chobee, was charged with the pur-
chase of marijuana and the posses-
sion of marijuana. His bond was
set at $10,000.
Nicole Maria Morehead, 25,


Terry L.
Fisher


Dennis Mark
Hoy


Rebecca
Marie Todd


Buckhead Ridge, was charged with
the purchase of marijuana and the
possession of marijuana. Her bond
wassetat$10,000.
Rebecca Marie Todd, 29,
Bradenton, was charged with pos-
session of drug paraphernalia. Her
bond was set at $2,500. She was a
passenger in a vehicle during the
purchase.
Agencies taking part in the sting
were: the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office Narcotics Task
Force; the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office; the Okeechobee
City Police Department; the High-
lands County Sheriff's Office; and,
the Glades County Sheriff's Office.


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situation, and not minimum or
maximum rate of pay.
A survey of other utility entities
found that many have the mini-
mum and maximum levels, with
the average minimum salary being
$56,289. The average maximum
level of pay is $105,468.
Cities included in the survey
were Avon Park, Belle Glade,
Clewiston, Fort Pierce, Martin
County, Moore Haven, Palm
Beach, Sebring and Stuart. Of these
cities Avon Park, Moore Haven and
Sebring do not have a maximum
rate on their pay scale.
Moore Haven has the lowest
minimum pay rate at $42,515 per
year. Palm Beach has the highest
minimum pay rate at $71,219, and
the highest maximum rate of pay
at $119,086.
"We need to move forward on
this," said board chairperson
Melanie Anderson. "We put a band
aid on this last time."
She went on to say the execu-
tive director's rate of pay should
become a part of the board's budg-
et discussion.
"That's just my opinion," she
added.
The board unanimously
approved paying David and Sandra
McCauley $14,100 for a 15-foot
wide utility easement along the
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western side of the couple's prop-
erty line.
OUA attorney said the couple
was also concerned about a large
oak tree located near the north-
west corner of their property.
"We've had a lot of discussion
about this oak tree," said Mr. Cone-
ly.
In approving the payment for
the easement, the board also
agreed they would assume respon-
sibility if anything should happen
to the tree within a period of six
months after the completion of the
project.
In other business, the board:
agreed to a series of change
orders from Cardinal Construction
that could cost OUA up to $17,012.
However, there are some possible
deductions that, if accepted, would
lower that amount to $1,965.
learned OUA will receive a
check from the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) for
$164,431.77 for storm-related
items;
learned that once the final
items are received, work will begin
at King's Bay to update that subdi-
vision's system. Mr. Fortner said
OUA is currently waiting on pump
chambers and lids. Once those are
received, Mr. Fortner said OUA
employees will spend at least four
hours a day at King's Bay until the
project is finished.
e will meet July 19 instead of
July 12.


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New home
Hospice of Okeechobee is pleased to announce the building of a new home for their
yard sales. The current building where their volunteers continue to hold regular yard
sales was ravaged by the hurricanes. Construction is slated to begin in about a week.
They are happy to welcome Creech Construction as a partner in their efforts to provide
a new home for their yard sales. The new building will be air conditioned to provide
shopping comfort to the shoppers during the hot summer months. Three members of
the dedicated team that work hard to prepare for your Hometown Hospice yard sales are
(left to right): Nila McCormick, Florence Oake and Pat Bond.


Education

Student receives
high score on GED
Linda Milferd, age 18,
passed the GED certification
with a score of 2790 out of a
possible 2,800. This earned
her a diploma instead of a
GED.
She was told this was one
of the highest scores in years.
We are all proud of her as
she left school at 16 due to ill-
S- ness. She plans now to go on
Linda Milferd to college.


Obituaries


Michael Wayne
Casanova
Michael Wayne Casanova,
age 38, of Okeechobee died
Thursday, May
05, 2005 at his
brother's resi-
dence. Mr.
Casanova was
born Aug. 6,
1966 in San-
dusky, Ohio to
Charles and
Patricia
Casanova. He Michael Wayne
came to Okee- Casanova
chobee in
1991 from Tucson, Ariz. and was
an electrician for 7 years. He was
of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by:
his mother Patricia Casanova
and his stepson, Carl Campbell.
Survivors include: one daugh-
ter, Alexandra Lear of Okee-
chobee; three brothers, Tim
(Kim) Casanova of Okeechobee,
Jim (Debbie) Casanoya and
Charles Casanova all of Tucson,
Ariz.; one sister, Rebecca Mullins
and his father, Charles Casanova
both of Okeechobee.
Interment will be at Ever-'
green Cemetery.
All local arrangements are
entrusted to the loving care of
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home
and Crematory.

Richard E. Bennett
Richard E. Bennett, age 70, of
Lakeport died Monday, May 9,
2005 at the Okeechobee Health
Care Facility. Mr. Bennett was
born March 7, 1935 in Boston;,
Mass. to Ralph and Thelma Ben-
nett. He proudly served our
country in the U.S. Marines fromt-
1953 -1962. Mr. Bennett moved
to Florida from Colorado in
1998; he was of the Protestant
religion.
Sur.ieors include: four' sis-
ters, Carol J. Bredvik, Mary E.
Fuller, Barbara A Manchester,
and Robin E. McClusky; brother,.
Ralph L. Bennett, and 16 nieces
and nephews.
No visitation or services will
be held.


Big Lake Hospice


honors volunteers

Big Lake Hospice honored its are the heart of our hospice."
dedicated volunteers at a recent According to Ms. Creech, Big
Volunteer Appreciation Lun- Lake Hospice is celebrating a
cheon held at the Clock Restau- successful first year at the cur-
rant. Staff members saluted the rent location and plans to
volunteers who share their time, expand to larger headquarters in
energy and expertise to help the Northlake Village Shopping
hospice patients and their fami- Center in the near future.
lies in Okeechobee communi-
ties.
Linda Creech, RN, Hospice /f
clinical director, thanked the vol-
unteers who serve hospice in
various capacities. Eve Olson
and Elma Hampton received
special recognition for their vol-
unteer efforts. She praised them-
for their outstanding service,
and said, "Our volunteers are
very important to us. They truly


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FEMA Trailer
Editor's note: On May 9, we received a fax from a reader who
is living in a FEMA trailer. We ask the person who faxed this infor-
mation to please contact reporter Pete Gawda at 763-3134.

Sales tax questioned
"I purchased a travel trailer which made me the third owner. I
paid for the title transfer and trailer license and then was asked for
a bill of sale. Well I have purchased vehicles before, therefore I
presented a bill of sale which I had the seller make out to about
half of what I had paid him. Anyway the 7 percent tax still came to
a good amount of money but if I had of been honest as to the sell-
ing price I would have had to pay twice as much taxes. The people
at the tax office don't question the seller's Bill of Sale other than its
proof that they were the ones who sold you the merchandise, so
why do we have to pay taxes over and over again on the same
merchandise. Just who is the thief here, the person who lied
about the selling price or the people collecting tax time and time
again on the same article?"

Pop Warner football
"I am calling to congratulate who ever is bringing in Pop Warn-
er football. Now we can maybe get away from the OCRA."

Traffic light
"I think who ever put that strip of road together should be
made to drive it everyday, especially around I and 4 p.m. Left and
right turns that go nowhere and side streets that you can't get.to.
Signs that say no right/left turns. How are we supposed to get any-
where? It's a mess and needs to be remedied. I bet there is an edu-
cated group out there who are proud of themselves, who need to
remember they are dealing with people not a sketch on the table."

Cell phones
"Parents, when you go to programs at school, please either
turn off the cell phones or put them on vibrate. And if you must
take a call during a program, go outside to talk. It is so frustrating
to be videotaping your child's school program and all you can
hear on the tape is someone's cell phone going off and their con-
versation. I wish the schools would ban cell phone use during the
school programs. If your call is so important that it can't wait, then
get up and go outside. The rest of us want to hear the kids' pro-
gram, not your conversation."

Crime Watch
"Crime Watch in Basswood is a good idea. Two people do not
make a community effort, Are you too lazy, scared or too indiffer-
ent? We need to work with the sheriff. Graffiti is just a small part of
the crimes committed here. But it could be your house painted up
next time even while you're at home. Security lights help more
than street lights because you will look to see why the lightswent
on. Our neighborhood has changed greatly since I have moved
here. We now have had murder, rape and many drug sales. Do
you only care when it is your home?"

Change it for the weekend
"Up in front of the High School on U.S. 441,. why-do the\ have
those lights on anything except caution during the weekend and
after school? Come on get with it." :.

Four wheelers
"When is the sheriff's office going to do something about the
kids riding four wheelers and golf carts in the streets? You can be
driving along and all of the sudden they pull out right in front of
you. This is very dangerous and I know it is against the law. With
summer coming, it is only going to get worse. Of course the par-
ents are to blame. If a child gets.hit, the parents are going to be try-
ing to blame everyone else. But if your child is riding a motorized
vehicle on the street illegally and there is an accident, then the fault
is yours. Parents are supposed to keep their children safe and that
includes keeping them out of the street."

Everyone's bashing Bush
'"This is to the people complaining about the Bush Bashers.
Republicans are bashing Bush right along with everyone else. It is
called freedom of speech in America."

Change the name of the news
"I think they should call the Evening News the Evening Com-
mercial, there are more commercials on the three news cast than
I have ever heard tell of. You get five minutes of news and the rest
is all commercials. I think it all should be changed."

Rehab
"It is a shame what has happened to the Rehab. They used to
have such a nice program. I remember when they used to do
d landscaping and they really did a beautiful job. It was something
they could do to be useful and really be proud of the job they were
doing. I think the county should help them get that program back
on track."





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Letter to the Editor


Attitudes questioned
I have been here, in Okee-
chobee, for nearly a year and a
half. I have observed the follow-
ing. The zoning board seems to
be more concerned with money
matters rather than what is actual-
ly right in the public view. The
good ole boy politics are alive and
well and that the public employ-
ees have a lot to learn.
A lot of public employees,
those who actually are supposed
to serve the public, seem to think
that the general public owes them
respect, which, should be the
other way around. It seems that
what is right is wrong in some
employees thinking.
I served for over 30 years for


the public population and know
that if they are treated w/respect,
it will be returned many times
over. Now this is not only for the
city of Okeechobee employees
but for the ones that are in a busi-
ness that survives in this commu-
nity. Okeechobee is growing and
will not stop growing. It is sup-
posed to be that way. Anything
good grows. Get with it, Okee-
chobee employees serve the pub-
lic with good will and it will be
returned many times over.
This is a nice and good place to
live and raise our children. But
just don't forget what our parents
taught us; do unto others and so
on. What is given will be returned
many times over.
Robert Hills, Jr.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-1191.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the
Wal-Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show
a car you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners
while you 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 Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.

Thursday
Diabetes Support Group meets at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria at Rauler-
son Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N. For information, contact Wanda Hass at
(863) 824-2780.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at.(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index
and military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510.
or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center 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 fel-
lowship 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 infor-
mation, call Bonnie Kinch'en 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 Thurs-
days. 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 welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-
0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask 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. Sec-
ond 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 rela-
tionships. 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 lan-
guage 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 pro-
vides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, infor-
mation 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 Liv-
ing/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 informa-
tion, call (863) 357-7954.

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

Saturday
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House,
which is located next to the driver's license office, 1857 U.S. 441 S.E. It
is a self-help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and
other intoxicating drugs and a desire to manage their emotional or psy-
chiatric illness. It's an open discussion group.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mis-
sion, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited to come out and join us.
Topics of education include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal
issues; domestic violence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse;
plus, educational materials and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or
(863) 357-6248, for information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at
the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call
Dick Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H
Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be part of
the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the Okeechobee
County 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.
until 5 p.m. For information, call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.

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


Courtesy photo/
Thomas A. Markham, http://www.tommymarkham.com
Looking Back ...
Shortly after the hurricane of 1928 (left to right) Elsie
Hancock Gray, Rob Hancock and Ruth Hancock Gray
stood out in the high water near Taylor Creek in east
Okeechobee. Do you have an old photo to share? Email
it to okeenews@okeechobee.com.



Community Events

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

School readiness services provided
The Early Learning Coalition will be holding a meeting for
all providers of school readiness services including childcare,
preschool, family homes, and faith based facilities on Friday,
May 13, at 9 a.m. in the conference room of the Okeechobee
County Health Department. Join us in learning more about
Voluntary Pre Kindergarten. There will be door prizes. For
information, call (863) 462-5792.

High school plans a Hypnosis show
The Okeechobee High School will be having a Hypnosis
show on Friday, May 13 at 7 p.m. It is sponsored by the senior
class of 2005. The community is welcomed and admission is
only $5. See the show or be part of the show. See your friends
and family hypnotized right before your eyes. It is 100 percent
real and 200 percent fun. For questions, call (863) 697-0090.

Swimming pool hours announced
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool hours of
operation are: May 3 June 1, Tuesday Friday from 4 until 7.
p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.; Sunday from 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.1
30: Tuesday through Friday from 4 until 7 p.m., Saturday from
10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m. The pool is not
open' during school hours. When school is in session the pool
is used for physical education and other school-related activi-
ties. For information, contact the pool office at (863) 467-7667.

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

Healthy Start board to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition will meet Wednesday, May 11,,at 11:30 a.m. in their
office at 575 S.W 28th St. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible for
planning and implementing services for pregnant women and
infants. For more information about the coalition, contact
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 Sec-
ond St. The church is located behind the Bank of America
building. Tickets are $5 arid are available at the church office.
For information, call (863) 763-4021.

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







The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 11, 2005


Christian Church hosts car show


Courtesy photo
Women honored
The Okeechobee Chapters of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority honored their Women of the Year
at their Founders Day event held April 28, at Peace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall.
Each sorority chooses a member to honor that has exhibited outstanding service to their
chapter during the year. This years recipients are from (left to right) Cheryl Hollin-Theta
,Omicron, Dee Howie-Alpha Beta Chi, Magi Cable and Deborah Conner-Xi Nu Omega,
and Linda Tweksbury-Omega Beta. Because of the success of the sorority's executive
city council (ECC) fund-raiser this year, the sorority was able to award two scholarships.
Scholarship recipients are Gayle Blount and Judy Reed.


Buckhead Ridge Christian
Church held its second annual Car
and Motorcycle Show on Linda
Road in Buckhead Ridge, April 13,
from 5:30 until 8 p.m. Close to 30
classic and muscle cars, as well as
motorcycles were on display. All
who attended the free event were
treated to dinner and live music.
The band on hand was the Christ-
ian Blues band, "Blue Groove".
Participants registered their
cars and motorcycles and then
enjoyed strolling around and
viewing all the remarkable vehi-
cles from Okeechobee and other
nearby counties. Attendees were
asked to vote for their favorite car
and motorcycle. The result was
the "People's Choice" award
which went to Robert King for his
2002, 35th Anniversary, Chevy
Camaro SS.
The winner for "People's
Choice" motorcycle went to Doug
Martin, from Okeechobee, for his
2001 Yamaha Roadster. Pastor
Dave Robertson and Pastor Bill
Wilson got their heads together
and awarded the "Pastor's
Choice" award for car to a 1970
Chevy Chevelle SS owned by
Ralph Mack from Port St. Lucie.


Births


Bailey Scott Frady
Timothy Frady II and Angela
Boyer of Okeechobee are proud
to announce the birth of their
son, Bailey Scott Frady.
He was born Sept. 22, 2004 at
Long Prairie, Minn.
He weighed 8 pounds, 6.5-
ounces and was 21 inches long.
He was welcomed home by
Garrett Frady.
His maternal grandparents
are Sherry Thomas and Ralph
Boyer and paternal grandparents
are Donna Stiller and Tim Frady.


Morgan Kendal Hancock
Morgan Kendal
Hancock
Madison Kyly Hancock hold-
ing Morgan Kendal Hancock
Ty and Heather Hancock of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their
daughter, Morgan Kendal Han-
cock.
She was born on Feb. 14,2005
at Martin Memorial Hospital in
Stuart.
She weighed 8-pounds, 7-
ounces and was 21.5 inches long
at birth.
. Morgan was welcomed home
by Madison Kyly Hancock.


Her maternal grandmother is
Donna Jarmel of St. Petersburg
and paternal grandparents are
Sammy and Ann Hancock of
Okeechobee. Morgan's great-
grandmothers are Lorene Han-
cock of Kenansville and Bea
Boynton of Orange, Texas.


















SMatt and Krystal Perez of
announce the birth of their son,
Jakob Dylan Perez.
He was born on May 3, 2005
at Florida Hospital Heartland Dir.
in Sebring.
He weighed 6=pounds, 15-
ounces and was 20 inches long
at birth.
Jakob was welcomed home
by his Uncle Matt, Aunt Amanda,
grandparents and lots of uncles,
au-.its and cousins.
His maternal grandparents
are Paul and Dawn Simrell of
Okeechobee. His paternal
grandparents are Pete and Faye
Perez also of Okeechobee.
Jakobs great-grandparents
are Rose Marie Schantz of Okee-
chobee and MeMaw and BeBop
of Loxahatchee.


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Thankyou all.
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She was born on March 31,
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She weighed 7 pounds, 6
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Sydney was welcomed home
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Her maternal grandparents
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Amanda Harris
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She currently works at Dr. Aragon's
office and attends Florida Atlantic
University.
The prospective groom is the
son of Michael and Sharon Dodson
of Okeechobee.. He is a 2002 grad-
uate of Okeechobee High School,
and is employed with Winn-Dixie
Supermarkets, Inc. as a meat cut-
ter.
The wedding will take place on
June 1, 2005, at the K.O.A. Lake


Amanda Harris
and Brian Dodson
Okeechobee Resort Kampground,
4276 U.S. 441 S.
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will reside in Okeechobee.


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The Okeechobee County meht and enthusiasrr
Board of County Commissioners erated by the continue
unanimously approved the competition, excelled
request by the Okeechobee from sponsors, and th
County Tourist Development ty of CrappieMasters
Council to host the Bass that every competitc
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National Qualifier on Jan. 14, experience of a lif
2006. Pro Shops, Tracker Boats, BassPro Crappie Mas
Mercury Motors and Crap- ment will bring week-
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mately 200 boats with a $20,000 becues, drawings for
guaranteed pay-back tourna- hunting or fishing t
ment, and if the pattern for all the pieMasters/Dream M\
other tournaments of the year doors tournament, Fi,
holds true, the pay-back will be for Kids, Truck Give-A
even greater than advertised, public and more.
Thanks to the outstanding sup- This "Bass Tourn
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anglers are expected to turn out guarantee a pay-back
in record numbers. The excite- in cash and prizes,


National Qualifier OKd


i being gen-
ied spirit of
ent support
he generosi-
guarantees
or will have
lent fishing
time. The
ster Tourna-
long events
ninars, bar-
world-class
trips, Crap-
Maker Out-
shing Derby
kway for the
ament For-
ament will
of $20,000
no matter


how many teams sign up for this
tournament. The week-long
events, launching and weigh-in
for this tournament will take
place at Okee-Tantie Camp-
ground and Marina.
"The Okeechobee County
Tourist Development Council is
proud to host this tournament in
Okeechobee County. This is a
new event for the community,
bringing more diversity to our
fishing tournament industry and
national exposure through Bass
ProShops. We are looking for-
ward to providing a tournament
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Scott, tourism coordinator for
Okeechobee County Tourist
Development Council.
For information, competition
rules and sign-up for this tourna-
ment will be available on the
CrappieMasters website
(www.crappiemasters.net) or by
mailing in brochures found at
area hotels, motels and bait
shops or call Ed Johnson, presi-
dent/tournament director at
(417) 532-7192 or by e-mail at
crappiemasters@aol.com. For
local Okeechobee County infor-
mation contact Kathy Scott,
tourism coordinator, Okee-
chobee County Tourist Develop-
ment Council at 863-763-3959 or
www.okeechobee-tdc.com.


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.

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.

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 \iill be $15 per week-
end.

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.

VFW sponsors
golf tourney
VFW South Post #10539 will
sponsor its second. annual golf
outing at the Okeechobee Golf &
Country Club on Saturday, May
28. Teams will be determined by
a blind draw on Friday, May 27 at
7 p.m. with a four-person scram-
ble. The Calcutta will take place
at the same time. The shotgun
start will be at 8 a.m. The cost is
$45 per person. Participants may


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

(863) 763-3134
Deadline is 12 noon,
Wed., May 11th


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the Okeechobee Golf & Country
Club.

Junior tennis
tourney slated
The second annual Okee-
chobee Junior Tennis Tournament
will be held Saturday, May 21, at
the Okeechobee Sports Complex
tennis courts.
Check in time is 8:45 a.m. Tour-
nament play will start at 9 a.m.


There will be separate boys
and girls divisions. The divisions
will be broken down into age
groups. They are: boys-10; boys-
12; boys-14; boys-16; and, boys-
18. The girls' division will have
the same age groups as the
boys.
The cost will be $10 per play-
er which includes a T-shirt,
lunch, balls and awards.
For information, contact
Dave Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or
532-9316.


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Community Events

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.

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 Sabado 14 De
Mayo, De: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. En La Logia Masonica. Este es un servi-
cio gratuito. Y esta abierto a todo el public. Se tomatan videos de los
ninos can el proposito de que. Estos sirvan papa identificarlos. Tambi-
6n tomaran. Las huellas digitales. Los paciented con Alzheimer son
Bienvenitos tambien.
, La apariencia de los ninos cambia muy rapidamente, Si usted tiene
un video que se la haya tamado recientemente, por favor consider
hacer otro mas actualizado, Habra actividades para entreterner a los
ninos, Habra sodas y hot dogs. Para mas inforacion, par favor con-
tactese 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,
4nd 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.

Airboat group to meet
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA) will meet at
tleibert'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 edited
bylaws. A cookout will be held immediately following the meeting,
4nd 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
I$tokpoga. There's a $2 launch fee and plenty of secure space for park-
ifig 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.

TIterfaith dialogue session planned
The Okeechobee Muslim community and the members and friends
of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church invite all who are interested to
ah interfaith dialogue and pot-luck dinner on Tuesday, May 17, at 5:30
p.m. The dinner and discussion will be held at the Okeechobee Com-
munity Civic Center located across from the airport entrance on U.S.
9B. Dr. Suraiya Hussain, a local physician and member of Okee-
chobee's Muslim community, and Rev. Sally Bull, pastor of the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, will be moderating the discussion.
Women of Islam and Christianity will be the focused discussion topic
for the evening. Coffee, tea, and table service will be provided. Please
bring a covered dish labeled with the food type. For those not eating
dinner, the discussion will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Cultural arts committee to meet
Are you interested in.bringing more cultural arts events to Okee-
diobte? If you are, come join nhe Main Street's cultural arts committee
greeting on May 19 at 4:30 p.m. at the Main Street office located on the


corner of N.E. Second St. and N.E. Second Ave. For information, call
Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 462-5000, ext. 259.

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

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

Airboat club plans meeting
Big Lake Airboat Club Meeting May 21, at 9am Alvin Ward Boat
Ramp in Moore Haven. Anyone interested in becoming a member or
just want to come out for a ride, come on out.

Flotilla 57 kicks of Safe Boating Week
This year's National Safe Boating week is from May 21 to 28. USCG
Flotilla 57 will kick off safe boating week with Vessel Safety Checks
(VSCs) and a membership drive at Okee-Tantie campground and Mari-
na on May 21 and 22. Vessel Examiners and other auxiliary volunteers
will be on site from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring your
boat by for a VSC and to drop in and visit the station. Boat owners pass-
ing a VSC during safe boating will receive a coupon for a free T-shirt from
West Marine. The auxiliary is made up of volunteers interested in boat-
ing and promoting boating safety. If you're interested in boating, espe-
cially safe boating in Okeechobee please check us out. Most everyone
agrees the free training you receive as a member of the auxiliary is
invaluable. If you can't make it on the weekend, give us a call (863) 467-
3085. We'll be glad to make arrangements to check your boat or speak
with you about the auxiliary at a more convenient time. The free t-shirt
offer is good for all boaters who pass their VSC from May 21-27.

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

Teen Pregnancy Task Force to meet
The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force of the Okeechobee
Healthy Start Coalition will meet Tuesday, May 24, at 1:30 p.m. at the
Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. The Teen Pregnancy Pre-
vention Task Force meets the last Tuesday of each month. For informa-
tion about the coalition or joining the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task
Force, contact executive director Leslie 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 discussing several
grants for the 2005/2006 school year. The meeting will be held Tues-
day, May 24, beginning at 10 a.m. in the school board office, 700 S.W.
Second Ave. Grants include: IDEA, Part B; Preschool and Discre-
tionary, Title 1 grant, Part A-Improving the Academic Achievement of
the Disadvantaged; Title 1, Part C-Education of Migratory Children, Tile
1, Part D; RIF, Local Delinquent; Title Ill-No Child Left Behind
LEP/Immigrant; BASE program, Reading is Fundamental; Carl Perkins
Vocational Grant; Safe Discipline and Drug Free, Safe Schools Grant;
Enhancing Education through Technology (EETT); Title V (Innovative
Programs; Title VI (Rural and low income School Programs); Indian
Formula Grant; and, Title II. Any person who would like information or
to provide input, please plan on attending the meeting or call Cathleen
Blair at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255, for grant contacts.


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casino promotions and seasonal events place good food and good
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* Family Owned & Operated
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SUNMSE
5435 U.S. 1 South
Fort Pierce
1 Mile South of Midway Road on U.S. 1
Ft. Pierce 461-6000
Stuart 283-6806
Vero Beach 567-8480
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Rt. 6, Box 611
Okeechobee, FL 34974




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805 SW 15th Street
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Fax: (863) 763-6795
State Li.: CGCA03425/CBC058152


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Screech f

Construction
Residential/Commercial
Daniel B. Creech Owner
Lic. & Ins. St. Lic. #CBC057343
406 S.W. 2nd St.
Phone: (863) 763-9225
Fax: (863) 763-2033





2105 S. Parrott Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
Stop by today!
Or call 467-FREE
www.midflorida.com






WALPOLE FEED
& SUPPLY
Hwy. 98 N. PO Box 1723
(863) 763-6905






FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
110 N.E. 5th St.
(863) 763-1994
Time & Temperature
763-0123
* el"me1*1lld .


18 Holes Par 72
Championship Course
www.okeechobeegolf.com
405 NE 131st Lane
863-763-6228


Newman Air
Conditioning, Inc.
FAST, RELIABLE SERVICE
"Serving the Okeechobee Area Since 1972"
* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
* Mobile Home Air Conditioning
Specialist
202 N.E. 2nd Street
(behind Eckerds)
763-7073cAco3262


Reich &
Macini
1-888-784-6724
Workers' Compensation Personal Injury
Social Security Disability Wrongful Death
Palm City Fort Pierce
Port St. Lucie
West Palm Beach Boca Raton


CECILIO ENT.INC.
AUTO SALES
8000 O 70 Okeechobee
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CACO 23499
7 Days A Week
24 Hr. Emergency Service
We Service All Brands
Free Estimates
on Replacement Units and New Installations
100% Financing Available
312 S.W. 2nd St.
863-763-8391


GLENN J.
SNEIDER, LLC
Criminal Law
Bankruptcy Law
Immigration Law
200 S.W. 9th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863) 467-6570



Wallace


HYUNDAI
3725 S.E. Federal Hwy.
Stuart, FL
TOLL FREE
1-866-206-1776


PEACE
LUTHERAN
CHURCH
750 NW 23rd Lane
(863) 763-5042
8:00am Traditional Service
9:15am Sunday School
10:30am Contemporary Serv.
John C. Hirst Pastor


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COME AS YOU ARE!
First United
Methodist Church
200 NW Second Street
(863) 763-4021
www.fumcokee.com
Bruce Simpson, Senior Pastor
fumco@earthlink.net
James R. Dawson, Youth/Assistant Pastor
fumco2@earthlink.net






Okeechobee's
#1 Homebuilder
(863) 357-2700
State Licensed & Insured
Lic. # CRC057387


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DIAMOND FENCE, INC.
S"Quality is Priceless"
Preston Bass
Owner
Specializing in
Agricultural Fencing
Barbed Wire, Vinyl, Board, Field
Fence, Barns, Horse Stalls & More
863-467-1180 (Office)
863-697-8336 (Cell)



(Soc69I &d <>eta
215 SW Park Street
863-357-2368
0 Gifts 4
Bath & Body Products .'
Candles & Accessories
\ *Gift Baskets for All Occasions /
Exclusively Offering Village Candles
Custom Gourmet Baskets
FREE Delivery on all baskets.


a Art
Beatty
Handyman Service
Licensed and Insured
Lic. #MSRL2202-01
Odd jobs you can't seem to find
time to do: painting, yard clean up,
deck repair, Realtor check list...
Give me a call for a FREE Estimate!
863-610-0988


Don's
Appliance, Inc.
"Showroom Full
Of Major Brands"
REPAIR ALL BRANDS
763-2220
317 WS Park Street
Don & Linda Weir
l alls (Oli] r ImI l, [ e
PARADISE MOBILE
PRESSURE CLEANING & DETAILING
We are awfully self
contained mobile compami.
Commercial Residential
RV's Buses Autos
Heavy Equip. Tractor Trailers.
Call for a FREE ESTIMATE
Keith Lewis
863-357-1599 or 561-718-9585
am:12:4m : ,.ql.m


Oakvicw
SBap tist


Church
677 SW 32"" St.
Okeechobee
763-1699



LA E VIEWt
BUI ERS, INC.
<4 !_^CBC 008329
Certified Building Contractors
200 N.W. 5th St.
863-763-3100


SAGRI-CIVIC CENTER
HIRING EVENT
STAFF
Applications Available at
County Courthouse, Room 109
Call 863-763-9312
for information.


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SEARS
Good life. Great price.
OKEECHOBEE
3290 Hwy. 441 South
467-1200
Hours: Sun. 11AM 4PM
Mon. Sat. 9AM 6PM
Owned & Operated by:
Joe Rieth (#3045)
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2800 SW 3rd Terr.1
(8631
-467-1545
S St. Lie.
CAC029420


Anthony T. Young
Attorney
215 SW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-824-OLAW
General Practice
Real Estate Probate
Family Wills
37 Years Experience
Call Today for Your Consultation


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Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
"Dirt & Stains Disappear"
Edward R. Jones, Owner Est. 1991
467-1809
Cell: 610-0756
Lic. #2178


Living Word
of Faith
1902 S. Parrott Ave.
863-763-6869
Phone & Fax
A First Century Full
Gospel Church
www.livingwordoffaith-okeechobee.com


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FLIGHT
SCHOOL

Private Career
Introductory Flight $50
Training at Okeechobee
772-460-7766
www.tradewinds-flight.com



Publix.
WH$e SHOPPING IS A PlEASUeRf
Northlake Village
3551 Hwy. 441 S.
Okeechobee
763-3500
www.publix.com


Maguire's Hauling,
Demolition --jN'
Trash Hauling -- I '-- Illi1111
Land Clearing 11
SiteWork -
Grading
Sand Fill Shell Rock
LICENSED & INSURED
Darrell Maguire
863-634-2944 (cell)
or 863-763-3891


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Staff photo/Pete Gawda


Dancing the day away
Students at Yearling Middle School celebrated Cinco de Mayo by performing traditional Mexican dances.


As seen
on TV.


FOR STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS,
ANNUITIES and INSURANCE PAYOUTS
(800) 794-7310
J.G. Wentworth means CASH NOW
for Structured Settlements!


I


Custom Muffler
Dual Exhaust

From69 $00

A & B Towing and Repair Custom Muffler of Okeechobee, Inc.
712 N. Parrott Ave.* 863-763-6016 (by the Tracks)


Okeechobee Abstract
& Title Insurance Inc.
Family Owned & Operated Since 1943
*Real Estate Closings
Title Insurance
Title Search
REPRESENTING
STEWART TITLE INSURANCE CO.
www.okeechobeeabstract.com
863-763-3710
207 N.W. 2nd Street


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df CHAMPIONO\1
P!nstering & Stucco, Inc.
Since 1993
Residential New Construction
Commercial Additions
Interior, Exterior, Soffits,
Ceilings, TRAILER SKIRTS!
Licensed Gary Champion
& Insured 863-763-2992


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Brahman
Theatres III

For Info
Call
763-7202


CRYSTAL
CLEAR
Water Conditioning
467-4955
1104 NW Park St Okeechobee
24 Hour Service
Softeners, Reverse Osmosis, Pressure
Tanks, Pumps Aerators, Carbon Filters,
Green Sand Filter, Sulfur Guard, Pool
Treatment & Pool Supplies, Service Pools
Licensed & Insured


L I A NNCI,
Like a good neighbor,
State Farm is there.
204 N.E. 3rd Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 763-5561
statefarm.com






204 S.E.10th Ave.
0keechobee
763-3417

PRINTING* RUBBER STAMPS *MACHINES
FURNITURE COMPUTER SUPPLIES
LEGAL FORMS LAMINATING
OKEECHOBEE
OFFICE SUPPLY &
FURNITURE, INC.
114 S.W. 5TH Avenue
(863) 763-0297
800-741-3360
SHIPPING FREE FAX SERVICE
SERVICE DELIVERY (863) 763-3012


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BANQUET FACILITIES A\AIL4BLE
1111 S. Parrott Ave.
863-467-2224


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Building A Better Home
Starts with "State Of The
Art" Well DrilingI using
Superior Water
Works, Inc.
Call Today
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FREE Estimates


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Absolute lawn Care
STractor Service Lawn Maintenance
" Land Clearing Landscaping
Bat Wing & Bush HogMowing
Rodney Stratton, Owner
863-634-5063
1295 NE 42nd Terrace Okeechobee
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #236



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GREEN
LEAF r
Irrigation & Landscaping
Tombo Riley
Irrigation & Landscape Specialist
Sprinkler Systems Landscape Sod
Grade Work All Pump and. Well Work
Cell: 863-697-2729
Office & Fax: 863-763-3237

GALLEY MAID MARINE PRODUCTS, INC.


Complete Machine Shop
Complete Sheet Metal Shop
All Computerized
You Design or We Design
One Piee or Hundreds of Pieces
60110th St. NE Okeechobee
(863) 467-6070
Ron Tumoszwicz P.E.
Vice President Engineering


CROCHER TRRIL



GUR 6 PfIWn SHOP
100 SE 80h Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
357-4140


"PRESSURE KLEEN"
SPRING CLEANING
CLEAN OUTSIDE TOO!!
House Drives Decks
Fences
FREE ESTIMATES
Safe for shingled roofs.
357-2281
Lic OR 634-3170 ,ns




1oole.'s Sheds
FULL INSULATED SHEDS
"We Custom Build To Meet Your Needs"
We Sell Doors & Windows
2570 NW 16th Blvd.
(863) 763-7008
Email: wooleyssheds@earthlink.net

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a Karns Tractor
; Service
Bushog Style Mowing
Overgrown Lots Mowed
Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)

tL] N4 .i'
VWholesale


Delivery Available
Public Welcome
1650 Hwy. 70 E.
357-0303
OPE ONN SAT. 8:30.M. 12:oor.M.
WALK-INS ONL-


You Grow It
I Cut It
Juan Rodriguez
Owner
(863) 824-0678


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100 NW PARK ST
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 357-2707
Pharmacy Phone:
(863) 357-1754
Drive Thru Pharmacy,
Open 24 Hours


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MIKE EDWARDS
STUMP REMOVAL
No Hole To Fill
Affordable Prices
No Stump To Large or Small
(863)
p 7i763-5582
R'^,,t,(863)
.34-6115



We Buy LIVE Blue
Crabs, Tilapia and
Soft Shell Turtle
GREATPRICEI
Call:
954-868-8901
or 561-718-5900


By the Sleeve or By
the Case
Supplies:
Industrial & Agricultural
Janitorial Cleaning Shop
Hardware Paper Products
TRI-CO SUPPLY, INC.
(863) 467-0333
2900 S.W. 3rd Terrace


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Okeechobee
Livestock Market




U.S. 98 North
(863) 763-3127



Dee's
Garden Shop
^ At The Junction
, Of70E&710
2768 Hwy. 710
^ 863-467-7347
Citrus Shrubs Trees
-'.-_. Palms -Annuals


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LAS MARANITAS
Mexican Food


Screen TV

467-6655
151 N.W. 36 St.

South Florida
Tattoo Company
Open EVERYDAY
T 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
www.floridatattoo.com
lT elconme To Your
^^ ew .\erddict.on
3077 Hwy. 70 E.
63-824-0828
k~l~ (Bill's Mini Mart)


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OKEECHOBEE
Vl Okeechobee,FL OR



Phone
863-357-1990
Stacy Scruggs, Owner


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Tol re:l-866-23-183
Ask U-or Danilj Curfil, -* [j*-CCC057998


Finally...A Roofing Company
You Can Trust!
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& GAF Approved Contrator
New Replacement Repair
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Metal Roofs Tile Roofs

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Staff photo/Pete Gawda
Honoring their mothers
These first graders at Seminole Elementary School honored their mothers by reciting Mothers' Day poems at a program
held at the school on Friday morning. Then they joined their mothers for cookies and soda.


Florida celebrates Nurses Week, May 6-12


TALLAHASSEE Florida
Department of Health (DOH) offi-
cials join the national effort to rec-
ognize nurses for their tremendous
impact on public health during
National Nurses Week, May 6-12,
2005. This year's theme is "Nurses:
Many Roles One Profession."
"Nurses stepped up to the front-
lines of public health in order to
save lives and maintain the health
of millions of Floridians -during the .


Hurricanes of 2004," said DOH
Secretary John O. Agwunobi, M.D.,
M.B.A., M.P.H. "At a time when our
citizens needed them most, nurses
selflessly gave their time and
expertise to citizens and visitors
across our great state. Nurses from
all specialties and regions were
deployed to impacted areas before
and after the events, many leaving
behind their own families to serve
our citizens in special needs shel-


ters, disaster recovery centers, and
other community based centers."
National Nurses Week began
May 6, marked as RN Recognition
Day, and ends on May 12, the birth-
day of Florence Nightingale,
founder of nursing as a modern
profession. Registered Nurses
(RNs) represent the largest compo-
nent of the health care profession,
with an estimated 2.7 million RNs
in the United States. The need for


nurses has never been higher, and
it's important that as a community
and as a state we recognize their
contribution.
"Whether in hurricane season
or general practice, nurses have
proven time and again their com-
mitment to the health and well-
being of Floridians," added Nancy
Humbert, A.R.N.P., M.S.N., Deputy
Secretary for Health and State Pub-
lic Health Nursing Director.


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We Remember 'Mother


Editor's note: In honor of
Mother's Day, we invited readers
to share their favorite memories .
of their mothers.
A million small things
By Lee Lightsey
There is no one favorite mem-
ory of mom, but a million small
things that make her the best..
She is always there at the end of
the Nextel for me, any time I need
her. If I needed her to go to the
moon she would try to get there.
I don't know if I have ever asked
her a favor And she couldn't help
me. And she is not only like this to
me, but I don't know of many
times any one has called her to
get some help with something
and she turned them down. This
is why she is so special to me.


Every minute
is memorable
By Kristen
I don't really have a memo-
rable story because every minute
with my mother is memorable.
My mother is Gloria Clark. She is
a wonderful mother. She has
always been there for all three of
her daughters, Angela, Jennifer &
Kristen. She would do absolutely
do anything for them.
Although there are times
when she wants to .pull our hair
out she still loves us just the
same. She even takes care of
other kids like they were her
own. Such as her daughters'
friends, friends of the family, etc.
Gloria Clark is the picture of


Kristen
maternal perfection, who loves
her children with all her heart, as
well as everyone else. We love
her very much and we hope she
has a very special Mother's Day.


Florida Wildlife magazine is back


Spectacular photography,
entertaining articles and insights
about the Sunshine State's won-
derful array of fish and wildlife are
just a few of the items you'll find
lining the pages of the new Florida
Wildlife magazine. The Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) .relaunched the
agency's official magazine this
month.
People who wish to subscribe
should call 1-866-967-5600 (toll-
free) or visit the magazine's Web
site, FloridaWildlifeMagazine.com.
"This has been an exciting
return to tradition," said Roger


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The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
publishes Florida Wildlife
magazine.,


Chapin, chairman of the maga-
zine's advisory council. "On every
page, we have tried to convey the
beauty and highlight the recre-
ational opportunities Florida has to
offer."
The FWC published the last
issue of the magazine in late 2003.
Florida Wildlife had been in circu-
lation since June 1947, but it was
discontinued due to lack of fund-


ing. That changed during the 2004
legislative session after Rep. Andy
Gardiner and former Rep. Joe
Spratt championed the effort to res-
urrect the publication.
"The Florida Wildlife magazine
has promoted our state's unique
natural beauty and wildlife for
more than 56 years, and I felt it was
important to continue the tradi-
tion," Gardiner said.


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the newspaper delivered to your home. Call Reader Services at
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Hospice Nurses Are Special

Hospice nurses are compassionate and offer extra care.
Hospice nurses help their patients live each day with dignity.

Hospice Care... It's About How You Live.

Big Lake Hospice is proud to recognize the valuable
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
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Movie times for Friday, May 6,
through Thursday, May 12, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Kingdom of Heav-
en" (R) Showtimes: Friday at 7
p.m. only. Saturday and Sunday at
2 and 7 p.m. only. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2 and 7 p.m. only.
Theatre II "XXX: State of the
Union" (PG-13) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
S4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Hitchhikers Guide
To the Galaxy" (PG) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
-p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
-day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs

Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W. 30th Terrace. You can invite
up to 20F friends to join you for a
wildlife adventure tour; hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to make.
For information on cost and reser-
vations, call (863) 763-4630.

VA vans are
running daily
. Okeechobee County has
increased the days the VA vans
transport veterans to the West
Palm Beach VA Medical Center.
The VA vans are now running
Monday through Friday. All veter-
ans needing a ride to the VA Med-
ical Center should call the County
Veterans Service Officer at (863)
763-8124, several days ahead of
time and provide name, last four of
social security number, date and
time of appointment and whether
a wheelchair/scooter lift is needed.
All appointments must be before
noon. If there are any questions,
please contact Betsy Grinslade, the
countyveterans' service officer.

Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, offers free pregnan-
cy testing to girls and women of all
ages. We offer free and confiden-
tial pregnancy tests, peer counsel-
ing, referrals for a free ultrasound,
parenting classes, and abstinence
education. Operating hours are
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tues-
days and Thursdays. We are locat-
ed at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the movie theatre. For infor-
mation or appointments call (863).
763-8859.

Free parenting
classes offered
Free six-week parenting class-
es for parents of young children
are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at
the Pregnancy Resource Center,
1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics
include discipline a family affair,
birth to eight months infants,
eight to eighteen months the tod-
dler, 18 to 36 months terrific twos,
three year olds, and uncommon
sense. Each week parents "earn"
baby bucks to purchase items for
their baby at the Center's Baby
Boutique. Childcare is not provid-
ed, however infants in carriers are
welcome. For details' call (863)
763-8859 or (863) 697-6320.


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DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond
to local disasters. If you would like
to give of your time and talents to

help local citizens in time of disas-
ter, please call Andy or Candace at
the American Red Cross-Okee-
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is now available
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age 12 on a first-come, first-served
basis while funding is available.
There is no waiting list. Parents
must: be a resident of Okee-
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guidelines; and be working, or
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COUNTY CEMETERY- 2 lots,
Nice area. $1250. Will separate
(863)382-8097/381-9677.


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

COCKATIEL- Sun, May 1st, in
Treasure Island near 27th St.
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GERM SHEPHERD & YORKIE
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port. REWARD! Call David
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call (863)983-6911
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442


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








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


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.


A- SEMI DRIVER
CDL CLASS A
REQUIRED,
DRIVE LOCAL,
HOME EVERYDAY
GOOD PAY '
CALL (863)467-1717


COSMETOLOGIST/
MANAGER
Call today,work
tomorrow, Lori:
800-736-1379
GET CASH
THIS WEEK!
Email:
champsinc(@
adelphia. net
www.champs
haircuts.com
Counter Help/Delivery Driver
for salvage .yard, automotive
exp. req'd. Clean drivers lic.
(863)763-2161/697-6077
DAIRY FOREMAN:
Bilingual Helpful. Call
863-634-1756 or
863-634-1758
Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos, Teams
& Graduate Students. Bo-
nuses Paid Weekly. Equal
Opportunity Employer.
(888)MORE PAY
(888-667-3729).
Driver-GREAT & PLENTY
Teams Start up to .47 cents,
Company Singles- ,39
cents. Students ,31 cents.
Owner Operators $1.05
loaded mile, KLLM- CDL-A,
(866)357-7351. EOE.
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


Employment
Patuime -


. I


LYKES BROS., INC.
RANCH DIVISION

Has an opening for a
Courier/Delivery Person.
Applicant must have Florida drivers license &
& be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
This is a part time position.
Applications accepted Mon-Fri., 8am to 3pm
at 106 SW County Road 721 Okeechobee, FL.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Drug Free Workplace. M/F/DNV.


Experienced Duct Installer
Apply in person:
Newman AC
202 NE 2nd St.
FT DRUM CITGO
Is seeking qualified people to
train for cashier and tow op-
erator positions. Good pay,
benefits and mileage reim-
bursement. Learn new skills
and earn more $. Come join
our team. Apply at Ft. Drum
Citgo, mm184, Fl Turnpike
(863)763-9383 DFWR


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


HHA'S & CNA'S
Wanted, good pay.
Shirley's Personal Care
Services (863)467-6399.

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
in framing, roofing,
carpentry, drywall,
painting & trim work.
Class D license required.
863-357-1804
Looking for Someone
Exp'd For Concrete
Block & Flatwork.
Must have driver's license.
Annual starting salary: $30K
for qualified applicants.
863-357-0852

National publishing company
looking for sales representa-
tive in Florida. Willing to trav-
el Monday-Friday.
Commission position. Com-
pany average pays
$720/week. Call
(800)225-6368 ext. 333.
Now hiring qualified drivers
for OTR positions. Food
grade tanker, No hazmat. No'
pumps. Great Benefits,
Competitive Pay and new,
equipment. Need 2 years
OTR experience. Call Bynum
Transport for your opportu-
nity today; (800)741-7950.
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.


OKEECHOBEE REDIRECTION
CENTER
1117 NE 39th Blvd.
(863)357-5905
RESIDENCE ADVISORS
NEEDED
Direct care staff to supervise
court committed youth.
Must clear background
screenings, have GED or
high school diploma, and
have a valid.Florida Drivers
License.

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

S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome/ Miami
area- exp. req. 23 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.
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



II 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
WANTED: P/T Help
Twin Oak Pet Cemetery
Must be dependable w/
professional appearance
Call (863)467-6377
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helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!


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Financial |



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

#1 CASH COW! 90 Vending
Machine units/You OK Loca-
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$10,670 Hurry!
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$50 CA$H HIRING BONUS!
Guaranteed in writing.
(800)469-8030.
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come assembling Key
Chains from any location.
No experience necessary.
Start immediately!
(800)405-7619 ext 750
www.easywork-great-
pay.com.

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



$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 20051I Nev-
er Repayl For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004, Live Operators!
(800)785-6360 Ext #75.
Loans by phone. Up to $1000
Sin 24hrs. No Credit Check!
Bank Account Req.
(888)350-3722 www.pay-
checktoday.com.

Services

M I- T

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




TRADE INDUSTRIES interest-
ed in additional training? In-
door Air Quality/Mold
Inspector Certification and
Environmental Evaluator
Classes. Fastest growing in-
dustry in America. Class In-
cludes: Training materials,
website listing, on-line con-
tinuing education and more.
(800)419-0539.
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classified.


Bu -ines


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 9.
Shoes = $70
Trim = $25




TOP BRANCH.
TREE SERVICE &
LANDSCAPING
Demolition/trast removal
Complete Residential/Comm
Licensed,#IH0000785
Insured, Bonded
Call Bob 863-357-3141



DIVORCE & INCORP
$99-$199 Plus paternity &
other family law forms. Fast,
reliable & accurate. Call
888)Speed-44 or
888)773-3344. Legal Expe-
dia Inn, 8am-6pm week-
days.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COV-
ERS children, etc. Only one
Signature required! *Ex-
cludes govt. fees! Call week-
days (800)462-2000,
ext.600. (8am-7pm) Divorce
Tech. Established 1977.
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classifieds.


Busnes
Opportnitie


The Okeechobee News has immediate
opportunities for New Independent
Delivery Agents who want to provide
excellent service to our readers.

Opportunities Now Open in these Areas:


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S,1 L U car and provide excellent
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NEED A LAWYER ARRESTED?
INJURED? Criminal Defense
*State *Federal *Felonies
*Misdemeanors *DUI *Auto
Accident *Personal Injury
*Domestic Violence
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(800)733-5342 24 HOURS
7 DAYS A WEEK.



TIRED OF WAITING??
V nnI :ln,I n ni'] :l liin m rili,'nn, r
Repairs, & Carports
Call BOB Now!!
(863)357-3141
Licensed, Insured, Bonded
Lic#1H0000785



ROOFING, DRYWALL
& PAINTING
30 years experience
All Types of Roofs
5 YearWarrantee
Shingles Available
Free Estimates
All Phases of Repair
Call Ray, Toll Free @
(877)999-3348 Stuart, FL
Licensed & Insured
#CGC001594
Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the
classified.


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and intercotnu9 person. No
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20 minutes of your day

is the time spent reading

with your child from

birth to age nine.


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Employmen


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


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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 8 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 8 Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television-'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
To s 9 Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 7-10




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


DRYER, Kenmore, $80.
(863)467-61.45
GAS & ELECTRIC STOVES
Elec. stove w/ glass top.
$450 for both, will sep.
(863)675-0948
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER-
GE, white, 18.2 cu. ft. Frost
free with ice maker. Like
new. $175. (863)357-8788.



WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL
TODAY! (800)842-1305
www.np.etstan.com.


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



BUILDING SALE! "Rock Bot-
tom Prices!" Example 30x40
Now $5170. Ends optional.
Beat Next Price Increase. Go
direct. 25x30. 30x44.
35x50. 40x60. 50x100. Oth-
ers. Pioneer.
(800)668-5422.







16 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 11, 2005


STEEL BUILDINGS EZ BUILD
AISC Certification Of-
fice/Warehouse, Shop/Gar-
age, Arena/Barn, Hangers. A
plant near youl Will beat any
price or $205.
(800)993-4660, www.uni-
versalsteel.com.
STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals Save $$$. 40 x 60'
to 100 x 200'. Example: 50 x
100 x 12' = $3.60/sq ft.
(800)658-2885 www.rigid-
building.com.



METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.

WINDOWS (2) Gorrel, Vinyl,
Thermopane, 5/8th low E,
Argon gas filled. 36x36.
$200 both. (863)467-5956
1 i tI

CARPET PAD & tackless
strips, new, $35 for all.
(863)763-6342.



CRIB, Oak with mattress, sin-
gle bed frame with boxspring
only, $80 will sell separately.
(863)763-4257
LITTLE TYKES DESK CHAIR
Sandbox, pic. table, & house.
Bounce walker, carseat, etc.
$200 will sep (863)801-6031


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 storing lin-
ens and blankets, dark
wood, $50. (863)763-0428.
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
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- ".ith massage,
leather, wall saver, $30.
(863)946-1481.
SOFA all leather by View-
point Leather Works, 7 feet
long, great condition $200
(863)763-4371
SOFA, Sectional. New. Very
clean. $700. (863)634-7359
SOFA, Sleeper, Leather, 8 Ft.
Long. $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



EXERCISE BIKE- Schwin, sta-
tionary, asking $55.
(863)357-0371.
TREADMILL, Weslo, Electric.
Includes floor mate. Still un-
der warrantee. $300
(863)634-7577.



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



DIRT DEVIL MOP-VAC
New in box, will sacrifice
for only $40-firm. Cleaning
made easy! (863)763-8149
ELEGANT KING COME
Beige-taupe beaded 2 king
shams, 2 throw pi ii.e nri
$50 (863)634-1893
FLORAL peach/rose/sage
comforter, full sz., complete
set w/ matching trash can
$75 (863)634-1893
FOOD PROCESSOR
Pro. Strength w/ ex. blades &
access. blend, grind & juice
$50 firm (863)763-8149


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


DIRECTV System from Expert
Satellite FREE Installation
CALL TODAY & ask about
FREE GIFT (800)672-1519.
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Business, *Parale-.
gal, *Computers. Job Place-
ment Assistance. Computer
& Financial aid if qualify.
(866)858-2121 www.tide-
watertechonline.com.
FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT SYS-
TEM including standard in-
stallation. 140+ Channels -
$29.99/mo. for 3 months.
Access to over 225 chan-
nels! Limited time. S&H. Re-
strictions Apply.
(866)500-4056.
REDWOOD STAIN Semi-
Transparent by Behr, 3 gal-
lons, $45/best offer. Call
(863)357-6799.
Run your ad STATEWIDE!!!
For only $450 you can place
your 25 word classified ad
in over 150 newspapers
throughout the state reach-
ing over 5 MILLION readers.
Call this newspaper or Ad-
vertising Networks of Florida
at (866)742-1373. Visit us
online at www.florida-classi-
fieds.com. Display ads also
available.
The Lowest Prescription Pric-
es LESS THAN CANADA.
Global Medicines, Arizona
Physician owned.
S(866)634-0720 www.glo-
balmedicines.net.


Musial l


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. (863)634-4025
or (863)634-5053
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 POO 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



SPA. Must Sell. 7 Person De-
luxe. Never Used. Includes
Cover. Will Deliver. Full War-
ranty. Can Finance W.A.C.
Payments Under $100 per
'Month. In a Hurry. Call
(800)980-7727.



CLUB CAR GOLF CART
Electric w/canopy and charg-
er, excellent condition.
$160(863)635-4268



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


TABLE SAW- 1 1/2 HP, 10",
$125. (863)763-6342.
TOOL BOX, Metal, On Wheels.
$50. (863)801-4949



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


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


GAINESVILLE- College dorm
house, 4/2, good location,
fenced backyard, glass patio
room, lyr home appliance
warranty. Avail 6/15,
$168,000. (863)763-6002
HOME FOR SALE, LaBELLE,
nice area, beautiful 3 br 1
bath w/ ceramic floor, hard-
wood oak floors, open
kitchen/dining room, interior
walls varnished tongue and
groove knotted pine, en-
closed carport, laundry
room. Lots of shade w/old
oaks, palms & citrus. Beau-
tiful landscaping sets off this
spacious property (4 city
lots) from the rest. Offered at
$179,900
by owner (863)675-8038
LAKEPORT, 2 BR/2BA Framed
Home on 1 Acre. Needs
work. Great little fixer upper.
$69,900. 863-634-7490


LAND WANTED Land Invest-
ment company seeks large
acreage in Florida and Geor-
gia. Interested in waterfront,
timber, and agricultural
lands. Must have road front-
age or good access. Cash
buyer with quick closings.
Call (877)426-2326 or
email: landyeti-
veg@aol.com.
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze


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 8-10
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.


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places <10
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



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.



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



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


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Business Places -

Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 10-10
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



BHR-Homes only, beautiful 2
story home. Lake access.,
$265,000. Call for appoint-
ment (863)467-8050


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 PW 80 '95, Runs
good, $500. (863)634-5402


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


GRAND OPENING! May 21 &
22 Ocala/ Gainesville Area.
20 Acres from $195,000.
100 Acres from $450,000.
New semi-private gated
community featuring parcels
w/ frontage on the Wacas-
sassa River. Gorgeous
woodlands teeming w/ deer
& turkey. SAVE $10,000.
Plus get up to $10,000 to-
ward closing costs! Great fi-
nancing, little down. Call toll-
free (866)352-2249, x 436
or www.fllandbargains.com.



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ties.com (800)709-LAKE.
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www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.
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site in upscale golf commu-
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mountains between Ashe-
ville, NC and Greenville, SC.
A sanctioned Golf Digest
Teaching Facility, Call toll-.
free (866)334-3253 x863.
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Price: $49,900, 10% down,
bal fin 12 mo @ 4.49%
fixed, one yr balloon, OAC.
Guadalupe Riverfront! Spec-
tacular wide riverfronts In
"Prime" Texas Hill Country
location. 10-32 acres w/ lots
of water frontage, huge
trees, panoramic views.
From $300's to $400's. Lim-
ited number available, call
now before they're gone.
(800)609-7042 x 110 Bro-
kers & Agents welcome.
LAKEFRONT BARGAINS Start-
ing at $89,900. Gorgeous
lakefront parcels. Gently
sloping, pristine shoreline,
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$29,900. Scenic region,
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One of a kind log cabin on
creek, High elev. 2/1. Fire-
place. Porch, mountain view
on 5.31 acres. Good rent
history, $189,500. Ralph L.
Crisp Rity Co......Andrews
NC (800)438-8621,
Tennessee Lake Property
Sale! Parcels from $24,900.
6 1/2 Acre lot $59,900. 27
Acre Lake Estate $124,900.
Cabins Available. Call toll-
free (866)770-5263 ext,8 for
details.
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na Montana 4,7 Acres
$79,990. Ride out your
backdoor to millions of
acres of national forest!l
Awesome lake & mountain
views, close to Canyon Ferry
Lake, minutes to Helena.
Soils tested, utilities, ready
to build on. Call owner
(888)770-2240



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


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.
When doing those chores is
doing you in, it's time to
look for a helper in the
classified.



OTTER CREEK: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba
on 1 Acre. Large carport &
fenced in pool. $160,000
(863)357-0668/697-8416

Recreation



Boats 3005
CampersRVs j010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories .020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035



'84 Mitchell Craft, 15V/2ft.
fiberglass boat w/2001 50h/p
Johnson motor. $2500. Ask
about trailer. (239)821-3170
AIR BOAT HULL- w/cage,
13.5ft, $800.
(863)634-9826.
BASS BOAT- Ranger, 17', with
115 Mercury engine, runs
excellent, w/trlr. $1500.
(863)801-1666.
BOAT & TRAILER- fiberglass
boat Mercury 7.5 w/ less
than 25 hours. Great shape.
$1500 neg.(836)697-3869
BOAT- 15' Walk thru Tri Hull,
w/trlr, 50HP Johnson, $500.
(863)674-1105.
FIBERGLASS BOAT-1961
Mercury 7.5, less than 25
hrs w/1966 trailer, $1500
or best offer (863)697-3869
MERCURY '01, 25 HP, electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
OUTBOARD LOWER UNIT
Johnson/Evinruth V4, Long
shaft $150 (863)697-6812
TIDECRAFT BASS BOAT &
TRLR, '83- 140HP Suzuki ,.
fiberglass, $1800:
(863)946-1481.



CHEVY AEROLITE, '86, 20',
4.3 V6, low mi., gas saver,
rare, good cond., nice, ready
to roll, Bargain! $6450.
(8,63)763-1527
GIANT RV SUPERSALE- May
11th-14th. Old- Wal-Mart,
11640 U.S. Hwy 1-Sebas-
tian. Free Admission. Free
Parking. Nation's #1 Selling
Brands. Low Supersale
Prices!



FIBERGLASS BOAT MOLD-
length 13ft, beam 5ft, V-Hull,
$300. (863)467-5496.
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
the classified.



Airboat Engine, Ground Pow-
er Unit, with 520 jugs, needs
modifying, $2000.
(863)675-1754
JOHNSON MOTOR- 70HP,
Rebuilt 03/05, Runs great,
$1250. Trade in considered
Call Rusty (863)467-1960 '
SHARK ROD, new, custom &
baits, $400. (863)467-8161
SPINNING ROD, custom
leather, new & Shimano 65
,Bait Runner reel, $425.
(863)467-8161
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classifieds.


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.


Drive, V6, A/C $1000.
(863)673-5443


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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. A/C,
2 bench seats. Runs good.
$1150.(863)447-0613


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
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
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 baLt, $800
neg. (863)763-6396
FORD TEMPO- "93, Good
Condition. $1500.
863)234-1009 or
863)674-0843.
LINCOLN TOWN CAR 1991,
Runs good w/air. Needs
shocks. $1000 firm.
(863)763-3822
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
1992, Runs great, ice cold
air. Minor body damage.
$2200 (863)467-8166
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS,
1993, $2500.
(863)763-8409.
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 Sell!
.(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



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.


BRAKE ROTOR LATHE
On-car, new, never used
$2500 or best offer
(302)763-0438
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.
4863)697-3146 or

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. Runsgood,
needs clutch. $400
(863)357-2573
FORD RANGER- '92, 2 Wheel


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 2005-CP092
IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERT E SIMAS, SR.
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Rob-
ert F. Simas, Sr., deceased, whose
date of death was July 17, 2003, and
whose Social Security Number is
262-76-9479, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, RFlorida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 304 N.W. 2nd Street. The names
and addresses of the personal repre-
sentatives and the personal represen-
tative'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 is required to be
served must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE 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 FILED WITHIN THE
TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SEC-
TION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED,
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE D CEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of first publication of this no-
tice is
52942 ON 5/4,11/05
LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Workforce Development Board of
the Treasure Coast Region 20 and
the Treasure Coast Workforce Consor-
tium announces a public meeting of
the Performance & Evaluation Com-
mittee to which all persons are invited:
Date & Time:
Wednesday, May 18,2005 8:00 a.m.
Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
PURPOSE: To discuss matters concern-
ing the Workforce Investment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportunities,
the Welfare Transition Program, One-
Stop'Career Centers and the Work-
force Development Board. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by con-
tacting:
Wokforc Developmeot Board
o tne Ireasure oast
City Center
: 'n ". I: H .. = 1
Ua : .. ... ;,.,', .4952
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
h3 .'e rfr-ferEn.Ed r tino th i will
,,:.:..1 I,., .u, a .,'[, n, e.T ,Ji,],,.. ,.i
the proceedingisis made, which
record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is
based, in order to provide a record for
judicial review.
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NOTICE
The Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County, Florida Is seeking In-
terested applicants for appointment to one (1) vacancy on the Tourist Develop-
ment Council (TOC).
The TDC, comprised of nine (9) members, makes recommendations to the Board
of County Commissioners for the effective operation of special projects or for
uses of the tourist development tax revenue and performs such other duties as
may be prescdrbed by county ordlnance(s) or resolutionss.
The vacancy must be filled by a person who is an owner and/or operator of a mo-
tel, hotel, recreational vehicle park, or other tourist accommodations In the
county not subject to the tourist development tax. All members of the council
shall be electors of Okeechobee County.
Applications may be obtained from the County Administrator=s Office at 304 NW
2nd Street, Room 106, Courthouse, Okeechobee. All applicants must complete
a board/committee application form.
Applications must be submitted to the County Administrator=s Office no later than
4:00 PM on June 10, 2005.
Cl Bettas, Jr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
54613 DSN 5/11/05