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Okeechobee News


Vol. 95 No. 134


Saturday, May 14,2005


504 Plus tax


Brief
Celebrity servers
aid children's charity
The Golden Corral Restau-
rant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., will
host Celebrity Servers Night on
Monday, May 16, from 4:30
until 8 p.m.
All proceeds raised will go to
the Children's Miracle Network.
Staff from the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office,
including Sheriff Paul May,
and the Okeechobee City
Police Department, including
Chief Denny Davis, will be
waiting on customers. All of
their tips will go to the Chil-
dren's Miracle Network.
Advanced tickets are $8.50
and can be purchased from
Kay Schoonmaker in adminis-
tration reception at the sher-
iff's office, 504 N.W Fourth St.

Inside

Students excel
in athletics
Congratulations to the new
fastest milers from the OMS
PE classes. 6th grade: Adrian
Tagle, Ashtyn Brown, and Ser-
ena Bohn; 7th grade: Lionel
Jones and Gladys Castaneda;
8th grade: Reynel Denova and
Courtney Irons. Congratula-
tions to our swift of feet.
Tuesday, May 10, four stu-
dents from OMS attended the
Florida Recognition Ceremo-
ny for the Twenty-fifth Annual
7th Grade Duke Talent Identifi-
cation Program (known as the
Duke TIP) at Florida Atlantic
University in Boca Raton.
Page 3
Ex-grid stars run
rising Busch team
The FitzBradshaw Racing
team draws from the quarter;-
back's calm-under-fire pres-
ence and the linebacker's fiery
emotion.
Terry Bradshaw and Arman-
do Fitz are ex-football players
who partner on the Busch rac-
ing team, with management
styles that mesh with each other
- and their former positions.
Fitz was a four-year starting
linebacker for Vanderbilt.
"If something happens on
the track, he's throwing stuff,"
FitzBradshaw driver Tim Fede-
wa said.
Bradshaw is a folksy ex-
quarterback who won four
Super Bowls with the Pitts-
burgh Steelers. ,
Page 7


-Drought Index
Current: 202
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.52 feet

Lake level
LastYear:
13.70 feet

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

Index


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Obituaries ....... ...3
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports .... ........ .7
TV ......... ... 15
Weather ............ 2
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County to get storm money


State OKs

relief funds

for projects
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
There is gpod news for the
county money will soon be
available for several storm relat-


ed improvement projects.
The budget recently approved
by the state legislature included a
total of about $7.1 million allocat-
ed for hurricane relief in the
county, according to Debbie
Belcher of Roumelis Planning
and Development, the county's
grant consultant.
That amount includes $1.5
million for hazard mitigation,
and $5.4 million for a variety of
storm-related rehabilitation mat-
ters such as replacement or


repair of storm damaged houses
and construction of rental hous-
ing.
A little over $1 million has
been earmarked for low-income
families or, those that are at 30
percent or less of median
income.
An additional $717,000 has
been earmarked as a supple-
mental allocation to help other
organizations provide housing
assistance.
The hazard mitigation money


SFWMD board: Lake levels must drop


will be a start toward eliminating
flooding in the southwestern part
of the city. Ms. Belcher said this
money would be used for study,
evaluation, design and some
construction.
She said it would be a start
toward correcting the flooding
problem, and that the engineer-
ing has not been done on this
project but it has been approved
in concept.
Ms. Belcher said it has not yet
been determined what housing


Courtesy photo/FWC
An algae bloom currently appearing on Lake Okeechobee has not affected fishing
according to local anglers and guides. The bloom, said fisheries biologist Don Fox,
stretches from Little Grassy Island to Observation Shopl.


Fishing
By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Despite dirty water
large algae bloom, bass
continues to be good o
Okeechobee according I
anglers and fishing guide
"Fishing is good bi
fish adapt to poor lake
tions, but you can't co
catching them in the san
from day to day," stated
time angler and profess
fishing guide Larry V
"They move around in
of clear water and you h
go out and find them."
Thursday, May 12,
pulled in 98 bass incl
lunker that topped tI
pound mark. .
At last week's Ch
Team Trail Classic the
finishers brought in a
bined total weight of 85
of bass from safe light to
The anglers in the
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ment in March brought
lbs. of bass to the scale.
nine percent were re
back into the lake. In
635.62 lbs. of bass hit th
in the Headturners3.coi
day tourney with anot
percent being release(
into the dirty water o
Okeechobee.
The algae bloom is
according to Don Fbx, fi


good despite dirty water
biologist with the Florida Fish allowing the lake to rise again,"
and Wildlife Conservation said Mr. Fox.
Commission (FWC). Captain Terry Garrels, a
and a "We saw a large algae guide at Roland Martin's Mari-
fishing bloom from Little Grassy Island na in Clewiston and the owner
n Lake to Observation Shoal," stated of "Big 0" Airboat Tours, stat-
to local Mr. Fox. "If the wind blows in ed: "Something should have
es. the right direction, it should been done a long time ago.
because work its way toward shore and Everything we gained a few
condi- break up. The water is years ago is gone. Last year's
unt on extremely dirty. Aquatic plant hurricanes were only a small
ne spot life cannot grow in these condi- part of what has happened to
d long- tions. The sunlight cannot per- Lake Okeechobee. We need to
ssional meate the muddy water and clean this lake up no matter
Wright. reach the vegetation at the bot- what it takes."
search tom of the lake." The towns around Lake
have to He went on to explain that Okeechobee depend on the
bass are the top predators lake. It brings in tourists and
Wright among fish in Lake Okee- fishermen. It provides water to
uding a chobee. They will eat anything, large cities to the south and
he 10- so their numbers are still good, enjoyment and income to the
said Mr. Fox. But, something thousands who live and work
iristian has to be done to clear up the on it.
top six water so that the plants that The South Florida Water
corn- help feed fish at the lower end Management District
.29 lbs. of the food chain will grow and (SFWMD) met Wednesday,
1 p.m. provide bait fish with food. May 11, to discuss the plight of
Head- The water in Lake Okee- Lake Okeechobee. After hear-
tourna- chobee is currently at approxi- ing from officials such as Susan
529.64 mately 14.6 feet above sea Gray, director of the district's
Ninety- level. Lake Okeechobee division, the
leased "We are going into the nor- board agreed that the district
April, mal rainy season, with the start might have to take drastic
ie scale of the 2005 hurricane season measures to clean up the lake.
m two- just two weeks away. In order The measures include creating
her 99 for bottom plants to grow, the man-made drought conditions
d back lake level will have to be by dropping the lake level to 12
f Lake dropped to 12 feet or even feet, and installing temporary
lower and kept that low until pumps to move water between
s large plants begin to grow and get a
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organizations will get the supple-
mental allocation. However, it
appears that R.O.A.D. (Recover-
ing Okeechobee after Disaster)
and Okeechobee Nonprofit
Housing are the organizations
most likely to benefit from these
funds since they have been
actively working to meet housing
needs after the hurricanes.
"We're going to be busy for
quite a while," said County

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By D.Hamilton
Okeechobee News
"Wu Ha", was the greeting
that Kiwanis Club board mem-
ber and guest speaker, Frank
Irby opened with at Thursday's
Kiwanis Club meeting. "It
means, good afternoon", he
said. Club members were treat-
ed to Mr. Irby's recall of his
recent trip to China. He dis-
cussed his observations of Chi-
nese customs and culture with
photographs of, both the
ancient and modern sites within
the 50 century old continent.
Mr. Irby added, "the moderniza-
tion of China is accelerating as it
is, 'letting go' of some of its


ancient cityscapes to make way
for new construction of high-
rise structures consuming a
large portion of the world's con-
crete supply." Mr. Irby contin-
ued, "The Chinese are becom-
ing a richer people since
privatization of companies and
the discovery of mortgage bank-
ing have become their most
recent wave of economic devel-
opment." During his three week
tour through China with his wife
Brigett, Mr. Irby noted some
interesting observations of their
changing culture. He stated,
"China is a world where mod-
ern entities and antiquities go
hand-in-hand." As Mr. Irby con-


tinued, he told club members,
"China now has in use 90 per-
cent of the world's construction
cranes within their growing
cities. However, the use of ani-
mal-drawn wagon is still pre-
dominant at construction sites
for hauling construction materi-
als." In other observations the
guest speaker added, "The
automobile industry in China is
rapidly growing, with Buick ..
being a popular automaker
among Chinese consumers,
while bicycles are still the main
mode of transportation for citi-
zens on narrow city streets. In

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Kiwanis Club board member, Tracy Downing (left), club
president, Marcos Montes DeOca (right) welcome guest
speaker and fellow club member, Frank Irby to discuss
some points of interest from his three week tour of
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Agri-Civic Center
to host horse show
OKEECHOBEE -- The Minia-
ture Horse Club of South Florida
will hold shows on Saturday, May,
14, and Sunday, May 15, at the
Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center,
4200 S.R. 70 E.
Gates will open at 9 a.m. and
the show will start at 10 a.m. both
days. Ticket prices are $3 for
adults, $2 for seniors and $1.50 for
students.
Halter classes will be held in
'the mornings, and performance
classes will be held in the after-
noons.
For information, call (863) 763-
7724; (561) 798-6129; or, (772)
341-7610.

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one example used to illustrate the
parallel between old and new
methods in construction, Mr. Irby
referenced the construction of the
Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze
River. He told club members that
along with the presence of some
of the largest construction cranes
that he'd ever seen, he pho-
tographed workers bringing, con-
crete to the site, "one wheelbar-
row at a time." The attentive
Kiwanis Club members and their
guests also were delighted in
hearing Mr. Irby recall a final note-
worthy example of the blend of
old and new. "While out on a
boat tour, Irby said, we witnessed
a traditionally-clad old Chinese


Storm

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Administrator George Long as he
listed some of the projects that
would be financed by this money.
Some of the money will also
of failing to check out whether a
cavity in the orbiter's right wing
was empty before a plate was
bolted over it. A bird, lizard, tool
or rivet could have fallen in the
hole, Bruce Hinshelwood, an
assistant U.S, Attorney, said in
closing arguments.
"Failure could lead to lost of
the orbiter or life," Hinshelwood
said of the examination. "It's a
crime because it's a government
mandatory inspection point."
But defense attorney Kepler
Funk told jurors that Thornton
was a tough inspector, who
antagonized the contractor, Unit-
ed Space Alliance (USA), with his


fisherman who, because of the
fast-moving current on the river,
had lost his oar which he used to
propel and navigate his vessel."
"The old fisherman watched as
his only directional pole floated
down the river", Mr. Irby contin-
ued. "As my wife and I stood on
the boat across from his, we won-
dered what his options for alter-
nate navigation means would be,
he then reached in his clothing
pocket and whipped out a cell
phone to call for assistance."
Other Kiwanis Club business
included:
next week's Kiwanis Club
meeting will include a new slate
of proposed officers of the club.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee
meets weekly on Thursday's at
the Village Square Restaurant at
noon.

be used for improvements in
Douglas Park.
Ms. Belcher said the county
should see the money some time
later in the summer. She said the
state was currently developing an
allocation system and predicted
the money would be available by
August.
fussiness. If he did anything, it
was not follow policy rather than
break the law, Funk said.
"He wasn't afraid to stop jobs
and that doesn't make the con-
tractor, USA, very happy," Funk
said. "What NASA should be
doing is thanking him, not prose-
cuting him."
Discovery was scheduled to be
the first shuttle sent back into
space following the Columbia
accident of Feb. 1, 2003. NASA
was hoping to return the shuttle
to space this month, but the
agency has pushed back the
launch date to mid-July.


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the lake and surrounding farms
and utilities.
If they decide to drop the lake
level, it will be sometime next
April. The board approved $5.1
million in contracts for a filter
marsh and the expansion of a
storm-water treatment area both
north of Lake Okeechobee.
"Officials have known about
the problems with the lake for
decades," stated Mr. Garrels.
"Now is the time to take action,
not next April. We're in dire trou-
ble now. They've been putting
off dealing with the ever-growing
problems and passing them
along through the years. Some-
thing must be done about the
lake now, while we still can."


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Courtesy photo/OMS
Congratulations
The students at OMS that made Student of the Week are
(front row): Fernando Mendoza, T-Ray Gipson; (back
row): Marie Garcia, Nettira Ridley, Walter Piscatelli, Nate
Pollard, and Cody Bigelow.


Courtesy photo/OMS
First place medal
Wrestler Austin Clay poses with his first place medal.


Talent search
Three of OMS's Duke Talent Search awardees had the
honor of meeting FAU President Frank Brogan. Pictured
left to right are Mr. Brogan, Michelle Spears, Kathleen
Turner, and Laura Fox.


OMS students excel in academics and athletics


Congratulations to the new
fastest milers from the OMS PE
classes. 6th grade: Adrian Tagle,
Ashtyn Brown, and
Serena Bohn; 7th
grade:
Lionel Jones
and Gladys, g 'l '
Castaneda; 8th
grade: Reynel Denova and Court-
ney Irons. Congratulations to our
swift of feet.
Tuesday, May 10, four students
from OMS attended the Florida


Recognition Ceremony for the
Twenty-fifth Annual 7th Grade
Duke Talent Identification Pro-
gram (known as the Duke TIP) at
Florida Atlantic University in Boca
Raton. Seven students from OMS
qualified for the award: Megan
Clements, Laura Fox, Sarah Mur-
row, Taylor Parker, Maria Ruiz,
Michelle Spears, and Kathleen
Turner.
In the 2005 Talent Search,
81,308 students from 6,061
schools in 16 states and 9 foreign


countries participated in TIP. In
Florida 2,733 students of the 9,597
who tested qualified for the State
Recognition Ceremony.
Seventh grade honor students
who scored in the top 3 percent of
the FCAT were offered the chance
to take either the ACT or SAT col-
lege entrance exam. To qualify for
recognition, students met the fol-
lowing criteria; ACT English =20,
Math =20, Reading =21, Science
=21; SAT Math =510 Verbal
=510 or >500 in both Math and


Verbal.
Goals of the Duke Talent
Search include identification of
academically gifted and talented
young people in elementary
through high school, inform stu-
dents of their abilities and aca-
demic options, and to sponsor
innovative, challenging and highly
motivating educational programs.
We are very proud of these out-
standing seventh graders.
Three OMS students recently
placed first in their class at the


Riverdale (Sarasota) Wrestling
Tournament. Donnie Bush,
wrestling in both the Middle
School and Varsity divisions, won
7 matches for his weight class.
Tyler Hayes, wrestling in Middle
School and Junior Varsity divi-
sions, won 8 matches in his
weight class, also bringing home
two medals. Austin Clay rounded
out the group, placing first in the
Middle School division for his
weight class. Congratulations,
guys


Upcoming Events
May 9 20: Scholastic Book
Fair; May 18: STARS Graduation;
May 19: Spring Band Concert, 7
p.m.; May 20: Celebration of Life
multicultural assembly, 2 p.m.;
May 23: OMS Awards Night, 7
p.m.; May 24: Yearbook Social,
3:45 until 5:30; May 25: Literacy
Fair; May 30: No School Memor-
ial Day Holiday; June 1: Last day
of school; June 3: 8th grade trip to
Islands of Adventure.


Fire Calls


Okeechobee City
Police Department
May5
Automobile accident, S.E. 10th
Ave. and S.R. 70 E.
Firefighters helped with trans-
port.
May6
Automobile accident, N.W.
Sixth St.
The call was canceled.
May7
Wash down, U.S. 441 S;
Firefighters used oil dry on a
small spill.
Automobile accident, N.W.
Ninth Ave and Sixth St.
There were no injuries.
May8
Medical, Walgreens
The call was canceled.
Automobile accident, S.R. 70
and U.S. 441
There were no injuries.
Automobile accident, S.R. 70 W
The call was canceled.
May9 ,
Medical, S.E. Ninth Ct.
The patient was taken to the
hospital.
May 10
Medical, S.E. Fifth St.
The patient was taken to the
hospital.

Okeechobee
County Fire/Rescue
May5
Automobile accident, Florida
Turnpike'
The call was canceled.
Large pile of rubbish on fire,
N.W. 90th Ct.
The occupant extinguished the
fire.
Unauthorized burning, N.W.
90th Ct.
Fire/Rescue spoke with the
occupant about the burn laws and
advised his to extinguish the fire.
Automobile accident, Lock 7
The call was canceled.
May6
Automobile accident, S.R. 70 W.
No hazards noted.
Automobile accident, U.S. 441
S.E.
Fire/Rescue assisted the med-


Courtesy photo/Everglades Elementary
Students of the Week
Congratulations to all of the Students of the Week. These
students display Fairness and Citizenship in their daily
activities at school. Kindergarten student of the week are
(front left to right) Vanessa Safewright, Dominic Camp-
bell, Zachey Arcuri, (back row left to right) Jesse Smith,
Colton Leppert, Erin Kelly and Alez Johnson.


ical crew with patients. A patient
was extricated from a vehicle with
an extrication tool.
May 7
Brush fire, S.E. 60th Ave.
The Division of Forestry
responded.
Electrical equipment arching,
N.W. 35th St.
An electrical box had burned.
The occupants had been working
on the electric in a mobile home
and turned the power back on
when it shorted out. FPL was
called.
Semi rollover, Florida Turnpike
Oil dry was used on a small
diesel spill.
May 8
Grass fire, River Run Road
The fire was extinguished.
May 9
Propane leak, Shady Oaks
The occupants were told to
contact a FEMA representative.
Smoke complaint, N.W. 30th
Ave.
Fire/Rescue found a pile of
grass and logs burning. The fire
was extinguished.


Automobile accident, S. 24th
Ave.
The call was canceled.
Boxes on fire, S.W. Third Terr.
The fire was put out upon
Fire/Rescue's arrival.
Brush fire, 36th Ave.
The call was canceled.
May 10
Piles of brush on fire, N.W
38th Ave.
The fire crew cooled down the
piles.
May 11
Helicopter standby, U.S. 441
Fire/Rescue stood by for the
landing and departure of the heli-
copter.
Rollover, S.W. 128th St.
Fire/Rescue applied sand to a
diesel leak.
Automobile accident, Micco-
Bluff Road
The call was canceled.
May 12
Structure fire, U.S. 98 N.
A toilet had overran and the
water leaked onto a 220 plug caus-
ing it to smoke.


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Scholarship barbecue
In charge of preparing the swamp cabbage for the 23rd Annual Young Farmers & Ranch-
ers Annual Scholarship Barbecue which took place at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic
Center, and in no particular order are: Tom Hill, Cory Daniels, Jacob Larson, Jeff Bass,
Jim Mclnnes, Jarrett Figley, Blair Harris, Hank Rucks, Donald Jones, J.C. Bass, Davy
Raulerson, Earl Raulerson, Wayne Buchanan, Randy Burnham and Johnny McCullers.
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Traffic Lights
"Can anyone explain the logic in having two stop lights for one
high school? Did we really need two? It would have made sense to
put one at the hospital to help the traffic in and out of there. Not to
mention Cemetery Road. It's now almost impossible to make a
left turn onto U.S. 441. And who set.the timers on those two
lights? They turn red for no reason! This has now added five to 10
minutes to my ride into or out of town. We moved here to get out
of the traffic and now these two lights, 100 feet apart, have created
an unnecessary backup everyday. I guess we will just keep mov-
ing north until we finally reach the North Pole." (Editor's Note:
Thanks for calling. We contacted the Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) with your concerns and were told that the
two lights have different functions. The light at the north entrance
to Okeechobee High School is only a full function traffic signal
during school hours. This light was installed because some high
school students have classes across the street, so this light is to
help those who have to cross U.S. 441. During non-school hours
the light flashes yellow. The light to the south is a full function traf-
fic signal. As for a light at Raulerson Hospital, a study will be done
to see if a traffic signal is warranted there. According to FDOT the
study will be done during the winter when the tourists from the
north are here.)

New Leagues
"I think it is wonderful that we are getting a Pop Warner foot-
ball league. Maybe we can even get a Little League team now. It's
time we brought Little League baseball back to Okeechobee."

Blood Test
"In regard to the airboat accident with the state attorney, if it
had been anyone else they would have been arrested and they
would have had a blood test. It looks suspicious to me that the
state attorney got by without a blood test." (Editor's Note: Thanks
for calling. We've talked with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission (FWC) and were told that by the time the
FWC investigator arrived at the accident scene, the assistant state
attorney was already receiving pain medication intravenously.
Because of this, a blood test could not be done. Also, since he was
severely injured and on a gurney a field sobriety test could not be
administered. As soon as a report is issued on the accident, we
will provide our readers with more information on the accident.)





Community Events


VFW plans welcome home party
VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will host a welcome
home party on Saturday, May 14, starting at 5 p.m. for approxi-
mately 20 veterans from the Okeechobee area that recently
returned from Afghanistan and Iraq.


Letter carriers plan food drive
The National Association of Letter Carriers, in conjunction with
the United States Postal Service, will be collecting non-perishable
food items like canned meats, fish, soup, juice, pasta, vegetables,
cereal and rice on Saturday, May 14, to help families in need in the
Okeechobee community. You can help by placing your food dona-
tion at your mailbox on May 14, before your letter carrier arrives. It
will be taken to the Post Office and then delivered to a local food
bank or pantry. Do not include out-of-date items or items in glass
containers.


Mental illness is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday, May
14, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at I and 6 p.m. on
WWFR 91.7 FM on and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Leah
Krumme, consumer outreach director for the National Alliance for
the Mentally Ill (NAMI) Florida. The topic will be challenges facing
the mentally ill and their families, and proposed Medicaid legisla-
tion that could reduce federal support for Medicaid-financed men-
tal health services. For information, call the NAMI toll free help line
at (877) 626-4352; or, Leah Krumme at (772) 232-9819.


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





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Looking Back ..
This photo appeared in the book "Strolling Down Country Roads" by Twila Valentine and Betty Chandler Williamson in
1993. It was taken during a meeting of the Okeechobee County Commission in the late 1970s. Checking out the plans
on the desk are (left to right) Kyle Van Landingham, county attorney; county commissioners Jim Lashley, Clyde Durrance
(partially hidden), Charles Harvey, Oscar Thomas and Hiram Raulerson. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee
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Upcoming Events


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 psychiatric illness. It's an
open discussion group.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mission, 1401
N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited to come out and join us. Topics of educa-
tion include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic vio-
lence; 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 Exten-
sion office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be part of the Barn-
yard 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 infor-
mation, 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.

Monday
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee Pres-
byterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing is
invited to join the group. For information or to schedule an appearance, con-
tact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S.98 N. Join
us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business meeting. The dues
are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September. For information, call
Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.Third St.
at 8 p.m.
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m. in the conference room at The Gathering,
1735 S.W. 24th Ave. for a weekly 12-step recovery and support group meet-
ing for women overcoming chemical dependency. For information, call (863)
467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military informa-
tion available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.
Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how to see your
world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive. Registration is
$20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information.
Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interested are invited.
For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. for breakfast. For information, call (863)
763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the fel-
lowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For informa-
tion, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant. Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome. For information,
contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets everyTuesday at 10 a.m. at the Hos-
pice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone is wel-
come. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is located nbxt to
the driver's license office, 1857 U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-help group that offers
support and education for people who have been diagnosed with clinical
depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagno-
sis.

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.
Narcotic 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.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the. Fountain of Youth Beauty Salon
located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. Its a free national public service program
to help women with cancer by teaching them beauty techniques to diminish
appearance-related side effects of treatment. R.S.V.P. to (863) 467-2096 or
(863) 763-8833.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each month
at the American Legion Post #64,501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30 p.m.They are
always looking for new people and new ideas. For information, call Margaret
Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to Dou-
glas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old time
gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Randy or
Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.


Community Events


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

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


Memorial service is planned
May 15-21 is National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
Week, and Sheriff Paul C. May and the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office will honor fallen officers. A memorial will be held Satur-
day, 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
Neibert's Fishing Resort on Arbuckle Creek, 4971. U.S. 98 W, on
Sunday, May 15, starting at 10 a.m. Discussion will include the pro-
.posed jamboree, contributions to worthwhile community events
and edited bylaws. A cookout will be held immediately following
the meeting, and meat will be provided by the association. Those
attending should bring a covered dish to share, as well as table serv-
ice and drinks for their family. After lunch, a ride is planned at
Arbuckle Creek and Lake Istokpoga. There's a $2 launch fee and
plenty of secure space for parking trailers and vehicles. Attendance
at the meeting and cookout are strongly encouraged, even if partici-
pation in the ride isn't possible. For information, contact Dennis
Anderson at (863) 763-6069.


Cattlewomen's group hosting dinner
The Okeechobee Cattlewomen's Association is having a free
membership dinner on Tuesday, May 17, at The Brahma Bull
Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., starting at 7 p.m. For information,
contact Angela Boney at (863) 763-3909.


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


Social Security rep to answer questions
Social Security representatives will be at the Okeechobee Senior
Services office, 1019 W. South Park St., on Thursday, May 19, at 1
p.m. They will answer questions and explain the new Medicare
laws. For information, contact Sheila Savage at (863) 462-5180.


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







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Community Events

Juvenile Justice Council meeting planned
The Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council will hold their
monthly meeting on Friday, May 20, at noon at the Okeechobee
County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. The purpose of the meeting is to
enhance prevention and intervention of at-risk youth in Okee-
chobee County. The public is invited. For information, call Pat
O'Connor at (863) 763-3536.

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

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

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 21-28.
USCG Flotilla 57 will kick off safe boating week with Vessel Safety
Checks (VSCs) and a membership drive at Okee-Tantie camp-
ground and Marina May 21-22. Vessel examiners and other auxil-
iary volunteers will be on site from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Everyone is
invited to bring their boat by for a VSC, and to visit the station.
Boat owners passing a VSC during this time will receive a coupon
for a free T-shirt from West Marine. The auxiliary is made up of
volunteers interested in boating and promoting boating safety. If
you can't make it on the weekend, give us a call at (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.

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

Collaborative Council meets May 24
The Community Collaborative Council will meet Tuesday, May
24, at 10 a.m. in the boardroom of the Okeechobee County
School Board Office at 700 S.W. Second Ave. The purpose of the
meeting is to allow the community to identify issues, collaborate,
and share information regarding services for children and their
families. New or slightly used back to school supplies including
suitcases and back packs for Okeechobee children in foster care
will be collected. For information, call Sharon Vinson at (863)
462-5000, ext. 257.

Teen Pregnancy Task Force to meet
The TeenrPegnancy Prevention Task Force of the Okeechobee
Healthy Sanrt Coalition will meet Tuesday, May 24, at-1:30 p.m. at
the Okeechobee.Gounty Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. The Teen Preg-
nancy Prevention Task Force meets the last Tuesday of each
month. For information about the coalition or joining the Teen
Pregnancy Prevention Task Force; contact executive 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 Tuesday, May 24, beginning at 10 a.m. in the school board
office, 700 S.W. Second Ave. Grants include: IDEA, Part B;
Preschool and Discretionary, Title 1 grant, Part A-Improving the
Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged; Title 1, Part C-Edu-
cation 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 Disci-
pline 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.

Public invited to Lunchbox Lecture
The parents, providers and the public are invited to attend a
Lunchbox Lecture, featuring psychotherapist Dr. Brenda Garma,
PhD, LMHC, on May 24 at the Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E.
Park St. The free lecture, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., will address
sexual predators. The lecture will begin at noon. Bring your lunch
-- beverages will be provided. Lunchbox Lectures are presented
by the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force and sponsored by
the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition. Future lectures will focus
on sex education for teens/parents, adolescence and sexual
boundaries, and techniques to use for children that are self muti-
lating. For information, call the Healthy Start Coalition office at
(863) 462-5877.



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Okeechobee News
Congratulations to John and
Tom Kappauf for their first-place
finish in the Christian Team Trail
Classic last weekend. They brought
16.54 lbs. of bass to the scale to
secure the win.
Congratulations also go to Beau
Rogers and Mac Russell for their
second-place finish with their 16.11
lbs. Rounding out the top finishers
were: Bob Owens and Fred George
in third place with 15.18 lbs.; Al
Reed and Bill Lucas in fourth with
15.13 lbs.; Craig Smith and Bill
Rose in fifth with 11.99 lbs.; and,
Tom Morse and Dennis Burns in
sixth place with 10.34 lbs. offish.
Speck fishing has slowed down
a little, but they are still being
pulled in at Indian Prairie and Har-
ney Pond as well as in Government
Cut and around King's Bar on min?
rinou s and uigs
Anglers arE still fidirng bass as
seen at ine Christian Team Trail
Classic. Local guide Larry Wright
pulled in 98 bass in one afternoon


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this week including a 10 plus
pound lunker. They are still finding
them at Tin House, Indian Prairie,
the Monkey Box and inside Cody's
Cove.
The Headturners3 tournament
takes place this Saturday and Sun-
day at Okee-Tantie Marina. They
will take to the water at safe light
and weigh-ins will begin at 3 p.m.
both days.
The following bass tourna-
ments are currently scheduled to
take place at Okee-Tantie Marina.
May 7: Christian Team Trail (OT
main) 1 p.m.
. May 14-15: Headturners 3(OT
main) 3 p.m.
May 13-14: Bass Masters Senior
Tour (Pond) 3 p.m.
May 14-15: Osprey Bass Tourna-
ment (Scott Driver) 3 p.m.
May 28: Russ Bringger Memori-
al Tournament (OT main) 3 p.m.
May 28: Cracker Boys Bass Club
(Pond) 3 p.,m.
May 28: Teen Club tournament
(ScottDriver) 1 p.m.
May 29: Okee-Tantie Team Trail
(OT main) 3 p.m.


June 4-5: Headturners 3 (OT
main) ramp 3 p.m.
June 4: Christian Team Trail (OT
main) 1 p.m.
June 4-5: Tampa Pro Bass (Scott
Driver) 3 p.m.
June 10-11: Bass Masters Senior
Tour (Pond) 3 p.m.
June 11: Taylor Creek Bass Club
(OT Main) 1 p.m.
June 12-17: BASS Federation
Southern Divisional (OT Main) 3
p.m.
June 25: Teen Club (OT Main) 1
p.m.
June 26: Okee-Tantie Team Trail
(OT Main) 3 p.m.
July 2-4: Headturners 3 (OT
Main) 3 p.m.
July 2: Christian Team Trail
(OT Main) 1 p.m.
July 10: Okee-Tantie Team Trail
(OT Main) 3 p.m.
July 16: Headburners 3 (OT
Main) 3 p.m.
July 23: Cracker Boys Bass Club
(OT Main) 3 p.m.
July 30: Teen Club tourney (OT
Main) 1 p.m.
Aug. 6: Christian Team Trail
(OT Main) 1 p.m.
Aug. 7: Okee-Tantie Team Trail
(OT Main) 3 p.m.
Aug. 27: Teen Club tourney (OT
Main) 1 p.m.
Sept. 3: Christian Team Trail
(OT Main) 1 p.m.
Sept. 11: Okee-Tantie Team
Trail (OT Main) 3 p.m.


Sept. 17: Headturners3 (OT
Main) 3 p.m.
Sept. 24: Teen Club tourney
(OT Main) 1 p.m.
Oct. 1: Christian Team Trail
(OT Main) 1 p.m.
Oct. 8: Love Doctor's Charity
Tournament (OT Main) 3 p.m.
Oct. 9: Okee-Tantie Team Trail
(OT Main) 3 p.m.
Oct. 15: East .Coast Bass
Anglers (OT Main) 2 p.m.
Oct. 15: Taylor Creek Bass Club
(OT Main) 3 p.m.
Oct. 29: Teen Club tourney (OT
Main) 1 p.m.
Oct. 29: Headturners 3 (Scott
Driver) 3 p.m.
Nov. 5: Ranger Boat Owners
(OT Main) 3 p.m.
Nov. 5: Christian Team Train
(Scott Driver) 1 p.m.
Nov. 12: OkeeTantie Blast Event
Nov. 19-20: Okee-Tantie Team
Trail Classic (OT Main) 3 p.m.
Nov. 26: Teen Club tourney (OT
Main) 1 p.m.
Dec. 3: Christian Team Trail
(OT Main) 1 p.m.
Dec. 10: Taylor Creek Bass
Club (OT Main) 3 p.m.
Dec. 31: Teen Club tourney
(OT Main) 1 p.m.
Jan. 4-7, 2006: EverStart Tour-.
nament (OT Main) 3 p.m.
Jan. 12-14, 2006: ProBass Shops
CrappieMasters Tournament (OT
Main) 3 p.m.


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8 RELIGION


Reflections from the Pulpit


By Rev. Duane Eatmon,
pastor of Treasure Island
Baptist Church
Love is something every
human needs, and most express
in some way, but love is not our
basic nature. It is something we
have, not something we are.
The Bible plainly states: "God is
love" (I John 4:16). Compared
to humans, God does not have
love, He is love. He is simply
being Himself.
"Wait a minute," some will
exclaim. "If God is a God of love,
why did He create hell, and why
does He send people there?"
Great question! The Bible teach-
es that Jesus, who loved the
world enough to die for it, will
one day "punish those who do
not know God and do not obey
the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
They will be punished with ever-
lasting destruction and shut out
from the presence of the Lord"
(I Thessalonians-l:8-9). To non-
believers, Jesus will say, "Depart
from me, you who are cursed,
into eternal fire prepared for the


devil and his angels" (Matthew
25:41). Isn't the existence of
such a place incompatible with
a God who is loving by nature?
The answer is no. Supreme
love, far from being incompati-
ble with hell, actually demands
its existence. No one can force
love from someone else. You
choose to love God; He won't
force love from someone else.
God will, of course, do every-
thing within His loving power to
invite you to love Him. That's
what the plan of salvation is all
about. But for those who ulti-
mately and finally refuse, God
will not violate their freedom of
destiny.
Cruel? Unloving? Not at all.
Think about it: If God allowed
non-believers to enter heaven, it
would be worse than hell for
them. How could people who
detest prayer and praise to God
stand to be sentenced to a place
where this activity goes on for-
ever? And since heaven is a
place where people will bow in
worship to God, how could a
loving God force people to go


there when they don't want to
worship Him but rather hate
Him or ignore Him as they have
in this life? Therefore, God is
actually merciful to non-believ-
ers to provide for them a place
consistent with their rejection of
Him.
This doesn't mean that any-
one who ends up in hell will
actually enjoy being there. On
the contrary, the Bible's descrip-
tion leaves no doubt about the
undesirability of this eternal des-
tination. People do not want to
go to hell, but by refusing Christ
they will go there. God, the great
lover, amazingly permits ulti-
mate insult to Hislove: the rejec-
tion of it.
Non-believers are like buck-
ets turned upside down under
Niagara Fall. "Where is the love
of God and the God of love?"
they cry. Yet they refuse to turn
their lives upward and let the
waterfall of God's infinite love
fill their lives. God is loving; His
love flows like, a mighty, cease-
less torrent. He wills the good of
every individual, but His love
cannot help them if they do not
will their own greatest good by
accepting His love.


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Check presentation
Pastor and Mrs. Mbithi talked with the group and thanked them for helping out with this
need. Debi Large, leader of Cornerstone Home Educators, presented them with the
check on Sunday, April 17.


Religion in Brief


Delegates won't formally
participate in meeting
MISSISSAUGA, .Ontario -
Leaders of the Anglican Church of
Canada have decided that dele-
gates will not formally participate
in a world Anglican meeting next
month that will discuss the global
split over homosexuality.
The Canadians will attend the
Anglican Consultative Council
session in England "for listening,
learning and conversation" only,
said a Sunday statement from
Canada's Council of General
Synod. The U.S. Episcopal Church
earlier made the same decision.
In February, 35 top internation-
al Anglican leaders asked the
Canadian and U.S. churches to
withdraw their delegates because.
of U.S. consecration of a gay bish-
op and provision-of blessings for
same-sex couples in the United
States and Canada.
As requested, U.S. and Canadi-
an representatives in Ergland will
explain to the council the theolog-
ical and biblical rationale for liber-
al steps on the gay issue.
The. Canadians received a
report from a theological com-
mission that.same-sex blessings
are, as Sunday's statement put it,
"a matter of doctrine, but not core
doctrine in the sense of being
creedal." That could clear the way
for approval of same-sex blessing
rituals at the next national synod
in 2007.
In South Africa, the Anglican'
bishops assured the church that
priests will not be forced to con-
duct same-sex marriages though
they have been ordered legalized
by the Supreme Court. That
November ruling takes effect
within two years.
The South ,Jrican bishops said
"our church has repeatedly
affirmed that partnership
between two persons of the same
sex cannot be regarded as a mar-
riage in the e. es of God and that
consequentIl we do not recog-
riize or bless such liaisons.":
The bishops said the Supreme
Court ruling "should not cause
alarm among Anglicans" because
the stale recognizes freedom of
conscience and .won't require
clergy to violate church teachings.


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Helping others
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from Kenya a donation to buy a goat, etc. for the boys orphanage they oversee, the entire
group participated in selling candles but pictured with the Mbithi's are (left to right) Pas-
tor Mbithi, Patricio Williams, Mrs. Mbithi, John William, Jr., Joy Jarriel, Hayley Davis and
Clara Enerton, (bottom row) Jeremy Large, Taylor Enfinger, Josiah Large, Caleb Stewart


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Community Events

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

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

Hospice will hold yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will be holding a yard sale on Friday,
June 3, and Saturday, June, 4 from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The sale
will be held at the air conditioned Hospice of Okeechobee Volun-
teer House located at the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third
Avenue. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.

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

Wildlife center hosts summer camp
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will host its annual sum-
mer camp during the month of June. This wildlife education camp
is open to campers ages 8-12.
There will be four separate sessions: June 6-10; June 13-17;
June 20-24; and, June 27-July 1. The camp will be open from 8 a.m.
until 5 p.m. The cost is $100 per camper. Campers will learn about
wildlife and the environment. There will be a day devoted to sur-
vival in the wild. Florida Wildlife Conservation officers Kevin Losee
and Sean Smith will teach the young campers how to survive in the
wilderness. There will also be daily crafts, one large take-home
craft, ice cream parties, and a field trip to and a pontoon boat ride
at River Woods.
Since enrollment is limited, it is important to sign up as soon as
possible. For information contact Sue Arnold at (863) 763-4630.

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

Frank Attkisson to speak at dinner
The Republican Party of Okeechobee will be hosting its annual
Lincoln Day Dinner on Friday, June 10, at the Shrine Club on U.S.
78. Social time will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7
p.m. This year's keynote speaker will be Florida State Representa-
tive Frank Attkisson, District 79. Dinner will include a sirloin steak
served with a baked potato, green beans and a salad. Tickets are
$.?0 p,-r 1:,rogn. If you or your business would like to sponsor a
:abi" fir'tlhii e'vif" please'call Joe Arnold at 86t3.1 357-6507 or
(863) 610-1639. If available, tickets ma; be pui chased atthe door.


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Wetlands area
Scenes like this are common in the wetlands area of
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. This young deer
cleared the downed log with room to spare as it bounded
toward the boardwalk of the wetland area.


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Ready to compete
Two Yearling Middle School (YMS) FFA members will com-
pete in the Agriscience Fair at the State Convention in
Orlando in June. They are (left to right) Joy Burnham and
Kelsey Burnham. Both have competed on local, regional
and state levels with their projects. They were assisted by
YMS teachers Mrs. Cindy Letcher and Mrs. Melinda Gray
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and tiled kitchen and bathroom floors. Great
place to live for horse lovers! To see call Jerri
Lynn Hill. $375,000. (#89122)


Lo.:.altcd or, 1-1. ) "- \\r-l. I -[ aciz- Ot Li lnd
with 1771 sq. ft. commercial building with
parking. 1 private restroom, 2 public. Was set
up as bait and tackle store, some inventory and
equipment can be included. Call for more
details or to see. $399,000. (#88788)


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This well kept DWMH would make a great
winter home! Located in Pine Ridge Park, east
of twon, and has large shed, and detached car-
port. Come see! $95,000. (#88561)


Nice 2/1, pool hme in Dixie Ranch Acres on
1/2 acre, water system, tile, carpet, open deck
around pool with privacy fence. Chain link
fenced yard. $180,000. (#89018)


Unique 2 story with open deck upstairs and
screened porch downstairs, possible 6 bed-
rooms with 3 baths. Office, formal dining
room, and so much more. Seeing is believing!
Call Barbara McClellan for more details.
$395,000. (#89009)





Over 34 acres here off Dark
Hammock Road, with 2 single-
wide mobile homes. Fenced &
cross fenced. Great place to build
your dream home or live in one
mobile and put mom in the other.
Call Barbara McClellan for more
details or to see. $513,000.
(#89087)


TI a ,- .rj i,:, and cL -,iln Dl \ M iH ,, t, _- ..L:,I
in BHR with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Lots of
storage space! Must see, call Barbara Coleman
for more details. $130,000. (#88737)


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3/1 CBS in Dixie Ranch Acres. Needs some
TLC, large back porch with lovely oak tree in
back yard. New storage building, roof and
A/C. Call Sheryl Byrd for more info. $180,000.
(#89090)


This SWMH is located on the east side of town
so it's great for commuters to the coast! 3 bed-
room, 2 bath. Can be a great investment for a
rental, or great as a starter home. Call me to see
this great buy! $55,000. (#88749)


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Spotless 3/2, CBS with chain link fenced back
yard, tile throughout, new carpet in bedrooms
and new metal roof. Great opportunity for 1st
time buyers! Call Jerri Lynn Hill to see.
$167,500. (#89110)


97 acres with beautiful oak hammocks and
some cleared land, 3000 sq. ft. 4/3 CBS home
with brick face, laminate wood flooring, tiled
baths, fireplace, screened back porch, den and
detached wood workshop. also on property is
2/1 guest house and an additional 2/2 guest
house under construction. Used as a hunting
preserve and also accessible to state hunting
preserve that is along the Kissimmee River. Call
Kathy Godwin for more details. (#88980)


Note: These offerings are subject to errors, omissions or withdrawal without notice. Information believed accurate but not guaranteed.


Don Renfranz, Inc.'s
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Don nfra...... 67-2930Dick Scott 357-0020 1881 U.S. Highway 441 S.E. Okeechobee, FL 34974





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ON PRIVATE 15 ACRE LAKE! Always highly FRONT TRAILER PARK! All 26 existing trailers
desirable Taylor Creek Isles neighborhood! Two owned by tenants less owner worries! 5 other
bedroom trailer with addition on palm-shaded sites "made" vacant by hurricanes could be an
lot with lakeside retainer wall! HOT DEAL advantage! INCLUDES 9 PLATTED WATER-
FOR INVESTORS AT TUST $94,500! FRONT LOTS! $1,200,000! CALL DON!


"t, i Ts O EN Tir 0 1,,ii0.i' 1BUT IT
WON'T BE BACK LONG! Buyers' misfortune is
your gain! Cozy palm-shaded 2 bdrm "Park"
model with carport on your deeded lot in glorious
Ancient Oaks! PRICED LIKE A SPRINTER IT
WILL GO FAST AT JUST $62,000. HURRY


:o,_f2 INTELLIUCENE VN, HEIL 'TN IN
ONE PACKAGE! It's a wise buy that can
save you thousands over comparable, and
yet still gives you a splendid 1/1 Park model
with Florida room addition furnished too!
$74,500 ON YOUR OWN DEEDED LOT!


#89022: WATERFRONT LOT W/SEAWALL! Cleared, nice! 96 Linda Road in Buckheadl $140,000.


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QUALIFIED BUYERS READY TO BUY YOUR
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We have many 20 acre lots! For Sale By Owner/Realtor!
With & without homes, barn, fencing, cross-fencing, water
wells, water systems, improved pasture, trees, hammocks.
Priced @ $310,000; $339,000; $359,000; $379,000;
$400,000; $699, 000


20 ACRE RANCH
4Bd/2Ba home, fenced & cross fenced,
3 wells and working windmill, 50ft.
barn, tack room, bathroom, feed room,
central air, 1728sq. ft. new home ready
for you to pick your colors & decorat-
ing touches. Many extras & tile
throughout. Ready for horses.
$599,900
Call Owner/Realtor for more info.
(561) 799-4015 Norh o to (nearsI SR98


40 78 ACRE
RANCH LAND
Beautiful, improved pastures.
Fenced & cross fenced @ $15,000
per acre. 40 acre minimum.
Call for further information
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FRONTAGE ON PRIVATE 15 ACRE
LAKE! Always highly desirable
Taylor Creek Isles neighborhood!
Two bedroom trailer with addition
on palm-shaded lot with lakeside
retainer wall! HOT DEAL FOR
INVESTORS AT JUST $94,500!


iSL9120 31-SITE LAKE-ACCESS
WATERFRONT TRAILER PARK!
All 26 existing trailers owned by ten-
nants less owner worries! 5 other
sites "made" vacant by hurricanes -
could be an advantage! INCLUDES 9
PLATTED WATERFRONT LOTS!
$1,200,000! CALL DON!


# 89024-5: LORIDA RESIDENTIAL LOTS! For investors, builders, or
anyone looking for affordable lots in this general area! About 40 minute
drive from Okeechobee, 25 minutes from Sebring! Each 80'x125' on
paved road at 1841 & 1849 Grey Oak Ln.! JUST $18,000 EACH!


Call Don Renfranz / Realtor at (863) 634-4596
if you are seriously considering selling your waterfront
property! My low fees and knowledge of the waterfront
market attract buyers and saves everyone time and money!
Phone Don Renfranz today! Don't delay!!


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1995 Toyota Tercel
2 dr, 1.5L, 5 spd. great on gas, 87k mi. ..... $2,995
1994 Chevrolet Cavalier
4 dr, automatic, 60k mi. ... ............... $3,495
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan
4 dr, V6, 7 passenger family van. MH ..........$3,995
2000 Toyota Corolla
4 dr, sunroof, clean car. N ............... ....$3,995
1995 Mercury Cougar
2 dr, V8, leather. B11 ...................... $3,995
1994 Ford Tempo GL
2 dr, 2.3L, automatic, great on gas. ...... $3,995
1997 Ford Escort LX
4 dr, 2.0L, automatic, air, 86k mi. 81 ..... .... $3,995
1998 Mazda Protege LX
4 dr, 5 spd, power w/l, great on gas. SH ...... $3,995
1997 Mercury Cougar XR7
V8, automatic, leather, 87k mi. wM ........... 4,995
1999 Mazda B2500 Extra Cab
5 spd, power steering/brakes, stereo. n.B ....... $4,995
1998 Ford Explorer
4 dr, V6, auto, power w/l, cd, alloys. M0........ 4,995
1996 Ford Probe SE
2.0L, auto, power w/l, cd, 69k mi. N.. ........$4,995
1996 Ford Thunderbird LX
2 dr, V8, auto, power w/l, 96k mi. H ........$. $4,995


2000 Chevrolet Malibu LS
4 dr, automatic, great condition, leather. MB ... .$5,995
1999 Chevrolet Lumina
4 dr, V6, automatic, power w/l, 52k mJ .... $5,995
1999 Chrysler LH .
4 dr, V6, automatic, leather, loaded. H '. .....$6,995
1999 Chrysler Concorde
4 dr, V6, auto, power w/l, cd, luxury for less. M.H .$6,995
1998 Acura Integra LS
4 dr,1.8L, auto, power w/l, cd, alloys. N ...... $6,995
1999 Buick LeSabre
Looks and runs super. ................ 6,995
1995 Ford Crown Victoria LX
V8, automatic, 50k mi. .. .......... $6,995
1999 Buick LeSabre
Low miles, great price. l. L.. .. ............$7,995
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier
2 dr, 2.2L, 5 spd, power w/l, cd, 42k mi. .... $7,995
1998 Honda Civic DX
4 dr, 1.6L, automatic, air, great on gas. MH ..... $7,995
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS
Automatic, air, power windows/locks, cruise. I .$8,995
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis
White, low miles. LMY ................. 8,995
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis
48k miles. LMV ................. ..... 9,995
2000 Honda Civic LX
4 dr, 1.6L, auto, pwr w/l, cruise, 58k miles. m_ .$9,995
2001 Chrysler Sebring LX
Air, low miles, V6, clean, 59k mi. N ......... 9,995
2002 Mercury Sable LS
White, beautiful, premium leather, 39k mi.. .$10,995
2003 Toyota Corolla CE
4 dr, automatic, stereo/cd, 32k mi. H@.......... $11,995
2000 Buick LeSabre Limited
Head-up display, leather, sunroof, low miles. C .$12,995
2003 Hyundai Sonata GL
4 dr, 2.4L, auto, power w/l, cd, 31k mi. ..$12,995
2002 Mazda Protege PR5
Automatic, alloys, 44k mi. MH ...... ...... $12,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis
White, excellent condition. M....... ....... 13,900
2003 Nissan Sentra 1.8S
Automatic, air, cd & more, 46k mi. I ........$13,995
2005 Chevrolet Cavalier
Automatic, air, cd, like new, 4k mi. N ........ $13,995
2002 Honda Civic EX
2 dr, automatic, air, cd, 25k mi. M ........ $13,995
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8S
Automatic, air, cd & more, 28k mi. ....... 13,995
2004 Hyundai Sonata GL
V6, auto, power w/l, cd, 14k miles. MH ....... $14,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis
Silver, 29k miles. LMV ............. 15,995
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Like new, only 8k miles. H .............15,995
2002 Nissan Altima 3.5se
V6, automatic, sunroof, cd, wheels. N .......15,995
2004 Hyundai Sonata LX
4 dr, V6, automatic, loaded, 15k mi. ... .$16,995


2002 Nissan Altima 3.5SE
V6, leather, sunroof, wheels, cd, 58k mi. N .... $17,995
2002 Nissan Altima 3.5s
Leather, roof, wheels, Bose stereo, 31k mi. N .$18,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
19k miles ...................... $18,995
2004 Nissan Altima 2.5s
Automatic, air, cd & more, 30k mi. . .... $18,995
2003 Volkswagen Passat GL Wagon
Power w/l, cd, cassette, 30k mi .. .......... $19,995


1997 Nissan Pathfinder
V.6, automatic, power w/l, cd, 4wd. i ..... $6,995
2000 Chevrolet Blazer LS
Power windows/locks, tilt wheel, cruise. I ... .t$6,995
1997 Landrover Discovery
Luxury SUV. m ........................ $6,995
1999 Ford Explorer
Green, tan leather, very clean. ............ $9,995
1999 Toyota RAV4
2.0L engine, automatic. H ................ $9,995
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
V6, automatic, 4WD, 68k mi. MH ..........12,995
2000 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
V8, auto, power w/l, cd, Ithr, 7 passenger. 1M. .$12,995
2004 Mazda Tribute DX
Like new, 12k miles. MH .................. $13,995
2001 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4x4
Wheels, cd & more, 45k miles. .......... 14,995
2002 Dodge Durango
V8, 4 dr, automatic, power w/Il, 26k mi. MN.. ... $15,995
2003 Mazda Tribute LX
V6, automatic, power w/l, cd, 29k mi. ..... .$17,995





















V6, automatic, loaded, 32k m. ......... .17,995
2003 Ford F150 XLT Super Cab
V8, automatic, power w/l, cd, one owner. .$17,995
2002 Toyota 4Runner SR5
Automatic, cd, leather, wheels', 46k mi. ..... $19,995
2002 Chevrolet Tahoe
V8, automatic, power w/l, cd, 51k mi .. ...2. 1,995
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe LX
3.5L V6, automatic, leather, 1200 mi. ..... $21,995
2003 Lincoln Navigator ,9
Silver, 21k miles. ................... $. 31,995
2004 Volkswagen Toureg
Burgundy, 6400 miles. nsT r ...............$32,995
2002 Cadillac Escalade
Black, new chrome wheels & tires. .. ... .$32,995
2004 Cadillac SRX
AWD, navigation system, V8. . . ..... $3 ,995


2001 Dodge Caravan
Great family transportation. I ... .........$9,995
1999 Ford Ranger XLT Super Cab
V6, cd & more, 66k mi. .$9,995
2003 Ford Ranger Edge
V6, automatic, am/fm, cd, 23k mi. ..... $12,995
2002 Ford F150 Super Cab XLT
V8, power w/, cd, 40k mi. ............ 16,995
2003 Honda Odyssey EX-L
Leather, wheels, cd, all power, 47k mi. 2 .... $22,995


2005 Buick Terraza
Leather, 11k miles, like brand new. LM .
2004 GMC Sierra
Automatic, air, toneau cover, 9800 mi. .L.


1999 Pontiac Sunfire GT Convertible
2.4L, auto, power w/l, cd, extra clean. ..... 5,995
2000 Ford Mustang Coupe
V6, auto, power steering/brakes, 55k mi. M r .. 8,995
1999 Mazda Miata Convertible
.1.8L, 5 speed, power windows, air, 60k mi. M $11,995
2001 Chrysler Sebring Convertible
V6, automatic, leather, 53k mi. H ........ $12,995
2001 Mazda Miata Convertible
1.8L, auto, power w/l, 37k mi .l ......... $13,995
2002 Harley-Davidson Fatboy
Custom seat, alloy wheels, 26k mi. IM ...... $14,995
2003 Mazda Miata Convertible
1.8L, 5 speed, Shinsen Edition, 13k mi. 81H ...$17,995
2004 Mini Cooper
Green with black top, 4000 miles. ........ 22,995
2004 Nissan 350Z Touring
6 spd, cd, leather & more, 18k mi. N ...... $29,995
2002 BMW 328i Convertible
Silver on silver. W .................. $29,995
2002 BMW 330i Convertible
Pewter, black top, auto, low 20k mi. N ....... $37,995


1995 Lincoln Town Car Signature
V8, low miles, looks great, 69k mi. l .. 6,995
1996 Volvo 850 Wagon
White. '. .. .. .............. .... .. $8,995
2002 Hyundai XG350
4 dr, V6, automatic, leather, 58k mi 1 $12,995
2000 Lincoln Town Car ]
Silver, 27k miles. ................... $14 ,995
2001 Volvo S60
Leather, sunroof, wheels, cd, 41k miles. ... $15,995
2004 Hyundai XG350L
4 door, V6, cd, leather, 11k miles. M. .... ... $17,495
2001 Volvo S60
Certified 100,000 mile warranty. S ....... .$17,995
1999 Mercedes Benz E320
One owner, garaged. ................... $17,995
2002 Lincoln LS
V8, fully loaded, C.rrirej .............. $17,995
2001 Volvo S80
Silver, Certified, 42k miles. 8V .1........... $18,995
2004 Hyundai XG350L
4 dr, V6, cd, leather, 19k miles .. .. $18,995
2001 Volvo V70 T5 Turbo
Red, saddle leather, 41k miles. INV ......... $19,995
2002 Lincoln Town Car
Beige, tan Ithr, certified to 75k mi, 31k mi. 1v $22,995
2001 BMW 330i
Auto, sunroof, leather, loaded, 49k mi. N ..... $22,995
2003 Lincoln Town Car
Luxury at its best. C ..................... $22,995
2002 Cadillac Deville Palm Bch Ed
Low miles. . . . . . $23,995
2002 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 26k'miles. 1y ................... $23,995
2002 Cadillac Deville
Presidential Edition, low miles. .. ....... $23,995
2002 Cadillac Deville DHS
Cadillac Certified. C . . . . 23,995
2003 Lincoln Town Car
Beige, 14k miles. .I .................. $24,995
2002 Cadillac DHS
Cashmere, certified, 21k miles. ......... $24,995
2003 Cadillac CTS
Sunroof, luxury package. . ..... $24,995
2002 Cadillac Seville STS
Low miles, garaged, showroom condition. ...$24,995
2000 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 27k miles. WIt .................. $28,995
2004 Lincoln Town Car
Beige, certified luxury, 20k mi.. ......... $29,995
2003 Lincoln Town Car
White, Certified Cartier, 28k -nies ...... $29,995
2005 Cadillac Deville
Off lease, low miles, Presidential Series. C .... $33,995
2004 Lincoln Town Car Ultimate
White, 20k miles. LYS .... $34,995


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The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres IIl.
Movie times for Friday, May 13,
through Thursday, May 19, 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 "Kicking and
Screaming" (PG) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15,7 and9p.m.
Theatre III "Monster-In-Law"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Special: Wednesday, May 18,
there will be a midnight showing of
"Star Wars Episode III". Admission
is $8, and door prizes will be given
away.
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

Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc. has
volunteer opportunities available in
Okeechobee assisting the patient
care and administrative teams to
provide Hospice services to Okee-
chobee area residents. Permanent
and part-time volunteers provide
direct patient support services such
as companionship, telephone con-
tacts, letter reading, main caregiver
relief and other non-medical assis-
tance. They also assist Hospice in
fund raising, clerical and office sup-
port. Age is not a barrier. For infor-
mation, visit Hospice of Okee-
chobee at 411 S.E. Fourth St.,
Okeechobee, or call (863) 467-2321.
Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart 701 S.W. Sixth St.
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesda\ and Frida\, from 6
until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from
11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house calls?
They will come to your home to dis-
cuss the required safety equipment
needed on your boat. This service is
free. You will receive a cordial,
informative and confidential boat
inspection. A vessel safety check
decal will be placed on boats that
meet all the requirements. Call (863)
467-3085 to arrange a boat check.
Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwanted,
abandoned and injured ferrets. For
information, call (863) 763-4333.
Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is welcome
to stop by the post and pick out
what they need. There is no charge
and anyone is welcome. This is not
restricted to veterans. Call the Post
at (863) 763-2950.
Barbershoppers
looking to expand
The Just for Kicks barbershop
quartet group is looking for men
who like to sing. Tenors, baritones,
leads and basses are all invited to
join our group. We practice on
Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee Health Care Center, 1646
U.S. 441 N. Join us in singing some
old time songs and community
entertainment. We;are looking to
expand our group. Good clean fun
and a great sound are our objec-
tives. For information, call (863)
763-0175 or (863) 467-6347.
Volunteers wanted


for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a differ-
ence in the lives of others? Rauler-
son Hospital Auxiliary has many
opportunities of service for adults
seeking volunteer work. Volunteer
as little as four hours a week or as
many as 20 hours. Morning or
afternoon shifts are available.
Many opportunities currently exist
and new programs to begin soon.
Please contact the lobby desk at
Raulerson Hospital for a Volunteer
Application. For information, call
(863) 763-2151, ext. 3312. The hos-
pital's Volunteen Program (ages
14-17) begins in June.


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COUNTY CEMETERY- 2 lots,
Nice area. $1250. Will sep-
a r a t e
(863)382-8097/381-9677.


BED IN A BAG- brand new,
found 5/7, near Lakeport on
Hwy 78. Call to identify.
(803)983-9898.
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.
Grey w/orange cheeks/yel-
low head (863)697-1083.
GERM SHEPHERD & YORKIE
TERRIER- both wearing col-
lars, probably together, vic
of Commerce Dr, LaBelle,
owners miss, possible RE-
WARD. (863)673-2854.
Llewellin Setter, white w/blk
spots, vic. of Civic Ctr/Air-
port. REWARD! Call David
863-634-0751 or Kay
863-634-8822
LOST Tabby cat yel-
low/brown color. Vic. of old
Kmart in Clewiston. Please
call (863)983-6911


FILING CABINET- metal, 2
drawer, good condition
(863)763-4827.
FREE KITTENS (4)
All black & white, very good
temperament. To good
homes (863)674-0780
KITTENS- 3, approx 8wk,
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(863)763-3631.
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sq. ft. Inside In good coldd,
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A/C SERV. TECH/INSTALLER
w/min. 3 yrs exp. De-
pendable, clean DL, Good
Pay, Comp. Truck, Benefits,
401K, DFW
Okeechobee A/C 763-8391
ASPHALT FOREMAN-& CREW
must be experienced. Apply in
person: 503 NW 9th St.
DFWP
Experienced Painters
Helper for body shop
Call 772-260-6577


CDL Dump Truck Driver
needed for local dirt hauling.
Wage depends upon
exp./ref's/MVR. Phone
863-467-9929.

COSMETOLOGIST/
MANAGER
Call today,work
tomorrow, Lori:
800-736-1379
GET CASH
THIS WEEK!
Email:
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haircuts.com
CUSTOMER SERVICE
Auto Salvage Yard.
Computer skills req. Salary
dependant on experience.
Benefits available.
(863)763-2161/697-6077
DRIVERS NEEDED
Must be experienced & have
a class A CDL Apply
@ Syfrett Feed co. 3079
NW 8th Street
Okeechobee


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LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE


(#64084599)


LPN position working in LaBelle &"
Clewiston Ryan White Title III program;
assisting in clinics; must be willing to
learn & use telemedicine software &
technology. Bilingual Spanish/English
a plus; must have valid Florida driver's
license; background screening &
fingerprinting required. EEO/AA
Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
Call Glenn @ 863-674-4041 x 133
for more details


HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAM SPECIALIST
(#64081992)
Position working with Teen Health Program in
LaBelle, Clewiston & Moore Haven; ability
to work in the community & with other
organizations. Experience working with Teens;
must have valid Florida driver's license & ability
to travel & flex work schedule; background
screening & fingerprinting required. Bilingual
English & Spanish a plus. EEO/AA
Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com or
Call Winnie @ 863-674-4041x 138
for more details
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ATTENTION PLUMBERS


Local company with more than 20 years
track record in Okeechobee wants


Journeyman's License (minimum)
Top pay, salary commensurate with experience.
Complete benefits package.
Send resume to #6689
P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, FL 34973

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


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


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


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

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

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

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


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


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


LABORERS NEEDED
To help on small ranch
in Ft. Drum. Call John
863-467-5377
863-447-0752
Local
Construction Company
Looking for person
EXPERIENCED
in framing, roofing,
carpentry, drywall,
painting & trim work.
Class D license required.
863-357-1804
OPERATOR NEEDED: For
Okeechobee Answering Ser-
vice. 863-357-4423
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.


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

OFFICE MANAGER
For Apartment Complex
Excellent Hours,
Benefits, Wages.
Computer skills essential.
Office experience helpful.
Ideal for semi-
retired individual.
Call (863)467-9771 or
(863)407-334-5418
EOE.
SERVICE DRIVER NEEDED
w/Class B CDL required.
40+ hrs. per week.
Good Pay. Reliable.
Call: Mid Florida 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.


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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered-115
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance -130
Medical Services435



COASTAL CLEANING
We Clean
Homes, Offices,
Carpets, Windows.
Call (863)234-2373
Licensed& Bonded



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




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



JESUS'S LAWN CARE
Reasonable Rates
FREE ESTIMATES
863-634-0060
Licensed & Insured.




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Vinyl siding,. skirting, Interior
Repairs, & Carports
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NeWS _service to our customers
IN e everyday.

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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
. Clothing 565
Coins.'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer.,Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/ Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies'
Equipment 605
Pets 'Supplies '
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television 'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys &. Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR 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.


SECRETARY DESK- Early 18th
Century, mint condition,
$700 neg. (863)357-2233.
Victorian Games Compendi-
um: Cards, Chess, Backgam-
mon, Horse Racing, etc. Rules
book. $1500 (863)532-9013


AMANA GAS STOVE
Like new, in excellent
condition $150 Call
(863)697-6109
DRYER, Kenmore, $80.
(863)467-6145
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.
REFRIGERATORS, GE, with
icemaker, up to $100. Call
(863)357-3535


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



HOUSE WINDOWS (8)
Nice. $250 or best offer
(863) 634-1715


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.


BEDROOM SET
- 8pc all wood, king size
Good condition $600
(863)675-3699
BEDROOM SUIT- Oak, Chest
Dresser, Mirror, Hd/bd new
mattress Moving must sell
$130. 863-517-1316
CHEST- good for storing lin-
ens and blankets, dark
wood, $50. (863)763-0428.
COMPUTER DESK, light wood
finish, $50. (863)763-4257
COUCH & LOVESEAT, green
suede, fair condition, S100
or best offer.
(863)467-4192
CRAFTMATIC BED
Single w/ vibration mode
$100 (863)467-6512
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
DR Table- w/ leaf and 4 chairs
$100 or will trade for 2 cap-
tains chairs & 2 side chair.
(863)357-2588
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
LOFT STYLE BUNKBED- with
desk and bookshelf, $450.
(863)357-7075 AFTER 6PM
RECLINER- with massage,
leather, wall saver, $30.
(863)946-1481.
SOFA all leather by View-
point Leather Works, 7 feet
long, great condition $200
(863)763-4371
SOFA BED- light sea foam
green, w/full size mattress
(Flexsteel) exc cond. $85.
863)763-8382.
SOFA, Sectional. New. Very
clean. $700. (863)634-7359
SOFA, Sectional. New. Very
clean. $700. (863)634-7359
SOFA, Sleeper, Leather, 8 Ft.
Long. $350. (863)467-2930
SOFA'S (2)- 6' off white, leath-
er, and a 6' off white fabric.
$400 will sell separate.
(863)675-0654
VANITY/DESK- brand new,
$100 neg. (863)357-2233.
WATERBED- King size, ready
to set up. $100.
(863)763-6909.


CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO GOLF CART re-
stored, $2200.
(863)692-2229.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
GOLF CART- body, '67 Club
Car, no frame, $175 or best
offer (863)675-1472.
GOLF CART- Club Car, gas,
reconditioned, $1495.
(863)675-1472.
GOLF CART- Easy Go. 3
wheeler, Brand new batteries
with a charger, Very clean.
$1300. (863)467-7428
GOLF CART, Electric, 4 Seater
w/box bed. Work or Pleas-
ure. 36 V charger. $1000.
(863)697-2033



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 pil. like new
$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
M i Is I

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


LP'S, over 100, good condi-
tion, $100 will sell separate-
ly. (863)467-4192
MASSAGE TABLE
Top of the line.
Paid $560, will sell for $360
(863)763-6475
TOWBAR, Reese 6000 lb.,
with 2 inch ball, $45.
(863)357-6660



BASS GUITAR, chord, stand,
case, amp & tuner, mike &
amp, all new, $900.
(863)675-3881
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
BELGIAN DOG
5 mo old, shots to date. $300
(863) 467-7825
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 PUPPY- 13 wks,
Cropped & docked. $350.
(863)634-1157.


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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16 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, May 14, 2005


BOXER PUPPIES- 6 Males
CKC Reg., 8 weeks old.
$300. ea. (863)634-4025
or (863)634-5053
CHIHUAHUA MIX 3 mo old
Very Friendly, good w/ kids
Brindle colored. Up to date on
shots. $150 (863)824-8749
PARROT CAGE- Iron, round, 2'
diameter, 5 1/2 'tall on roll-
ers, $80. (863)357-1741.
WOLF & ROTTWEILER MIX-
Male approx 6 wks $75. or
best offer. (863)763-2749
YORKI P00 PUP- 8 weeks
old. Perfect "Mothers Day"
gift. $450. (863)357-0037.


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



6 PERSON HOT TUB
W/two filters. In good condi-
tion. Must sell. $750 or best
offer. (863)946-3888
POOL18" Wal-Mart EZ set
W/filter, ladder and
cover like new condition.
$125 (863)763-6757 anytime



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



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


SNAPON MIG WELDER
W/ allum. spool gun. 2 tanks
w/flow meters. Asking
$1200 (863)697-9704
SNAPON PLASMA CUTTER
W/new leads & extra tips
-Asking $1200
(863)697-9704
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: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
(772)562-5567


Agriculture



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



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



RIDING LAWN MOWER-
Snapper, $200.
(863)824-0523.
RIDING MOWER- MTD, 16.5
B&S motor, 46" cut great
condition, $450.
(863)357-3065.
ROTO TILLER- Good shape,
heavy duty, 5hp motor,
$200. (863)357-3065.


Rentals
RENT

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



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



TAYLOR CREEK CONDO: 2/1,
Waterview, Furnished w/
Screened porch, slip, pool,
tennis, avail. 6/6. $1400 mo.
(863)634-8757


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

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,


OKEECHOEE- Private BR, BA,
full hse privileges, util incld,
phone but no long dist.
$500/mo. (863)357-1426.


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

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


CommeciIl


'04 CBS HOME 4/2/2
Tile, sec. sys., jacc. tub, near
Everglades Elem. $210,000
(863)357-4844 / 610-2153

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
Unique, 4/2 on 5 acres, best
location ever. 4 bay utility
barn, newly refurbished,
concrete drive & parking.
Must See! Call Jay
863-634-3451.



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

LOT FOR SALE In Ancient
Oaks Trailer Park. Asking
$25,000. (772)334-2217


TAYLOR CREEK- Nice 1/4acre
lots, ready for mobile home
our house. Water & sewer
paid for. $68000.
Roberto's Realty
(863)357-4436



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

Commercia


221 N.E.'Park St.* $299,000
Busy Rt. 70 E. building & site. CBS 1,326 SF
with 2 restrooms. 50FFx147', 10 paved parking spaces.
Bill Stegkemper, CRS Realtor
Taylor. Creek RE 863-801-3846* Evenings 863-763-0170


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


Mobile Homes



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




OKEE, East of Town 3BR, 2BA
D/W. Nearly refurbished.
C/A, $850. mo + 1st, last &
sec dep 786-299-0263



14'x 52' MOBILE HOME
Furniture included. Bring your
toothbrush. $6000 down &
assume payments. Must
Move (863)763-6475





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


Recreation



Boats 3006
Campers.,RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport VehiclesATVs 3035



AIR BOAT HULL- w/cage,
13.5ft, $800.
(863)634-9826.
ALUMINUM CRAFT- John 14',
Evinrude 15hp, Elec. start,
trolling motor Galvanized
trailer $1450. 863-763-1527
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/tr1r, 50HP Johnson, $500.
(863)674-1105.


FIBERGLASS BOAT-1961
Mercury 7.5, less than 25
hrsw/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.
Mitchell Craft- '84,151/2'
Fiberglass, '2001 50hp John-
son. Ask about the trailer.
$2500 239-821-3170 Okee
PONTOON BOAT 24'
No motor, no trailer $800
(863)763-3451
REGAL, '80, 18', with
'94 150hp Mariner outboard,
minor work needed, $2200.
(863)441-7675


CHEVY AEROLITE, '86, 20',
4.3 V6, low mi., gas saver,
rare, good cond., nice, ready
to roll, Bargain! $6450.
(863)763-1527
FORD CAMPER, '75- Special,
a classic, great mechanical
condition, come check it
out, $2000 (863)824-0402



Airboat Engine, Ground Pow-
er Unit, with 520 jugs, needs
modifying, $2000.
(863)675-1754
JOHNSON MOTOR- 70HP,
Rebuilt 03/05, Runs great,
$1250. Trade in considered
Call Rusty (863)467-1960
SHARK ROD, new, custom &
baits, $400. (863)467-8161
SPINNING ROD, custom
leather, new & Shimano 65
Bait Runner reel, $425.
(863)467-8161


HONDA 1977, Auto shift,
Runs good. Complete w/ac-
cessories. $600.
(863)467-5819
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 VIRAGO, '87, runs
good, looks good, $2500 or
best offer. (863)441-7675



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


RAIL BUGGY: New motor.
Exc. shape. Needs finish work.
Tons of spare parts. Engine
Block. $3000 (863)675-6214


Automobiles



Automobiles 40"'',.
Autos Wanted -401J
Classic Cars 4:iu1
Commercial Trucks 40'0C
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 40 i1
Four Wheel Drive -i.i
Heavy Duty Trucks4-1040
Parts Repairs .304'-.
Pickup Trucks -lOA.'i
Sport Utility 40-5
Tractor Trailers 410I0I
Utility Trailers 40':.5
Vans 41070



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
'99 Vulcan Classic 1500
exhaust system free w/pur-
chase of new seat sest $20
(863)357-2588
BUICK REGAL- Presidential
Edition '88, 81K orig mi., 2.8
V6, auto, A/C, Nice car
$1250. firm 772-461-2629
CHEVY CAVALIER '99, over-
hauled engine, exc. cond.,
A/C, white, 4 dr, $2500. Call
(863)610-2190
CHRYSLER CONCORDE, '95,
170k miles, extra clean, CD,
all power, $2500.
(863)357-1074
DODGE 16" CHROME RIMS
5 lug $200
(239)657-4687 call after 4pm
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
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
MERCURY VILLAGER '96
Clean, runs great, ice cold air.
$3800 (863)801-9228
OLDSMOBILE 88 L:SS, '96,
asking $2500 or best offer.
863-675-4107 or
863-673-6681 for more info
SATURN SC1 '95, Loaded. 2
dr., 5 spd., New Tires/10
Disc CD, Racing Stripes, etc.
$4000/trade. 863-634-3797
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.



CHEVY 1991 3/4 Ton Pickup,
4x4, 4 spd., $2500 or best
offer. (863)675-6214 after 6
pm.
CHEVY Z71, '94, 4x4, runs
great, needs transmission
work, $2250.
(863)697-9714
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs & looks
good $2500.
(863)675-9243.
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
(863)763-0438
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, (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.


CHEVY 1/2 ton, V8, auto Flat
bed/Utility. Runs good.
$1000 or best offer.
863-697-6812.



DODGE DAKOTA
P/U with cap. Runs good,
needs clutch. $400
(863)357-2573



FORD RANGER- '92, 2 Wheel
Drive, V6, A/C $1000.
(863)673-5443


FORD EXPLORER SPORT-
'99, Full tow package. Runs
good. $2500
239-633-7460



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. (863)673-6566



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



UTILITY TRAILER
12'x6.5' Heavy duty Bobcat
hauler. Not enclosed. $900
(863)763-3451


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.



WINDSTAR- '95, Dual air, 7
passenger. $1200.
(863)612-0573.


Community Events


Wal-Mart hosts bubble blowing contest
The Double Bubble Gum national bubble blowing contest will be
held at the Okeechobee Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on
Saturday, June 11, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The contest is open to chil-
dren ages 12 and under. From these preliminary contests, five finalists
from across the country will compete in the national finals in August.
These five kids will compete for a grand prize of a $10,000 U.S. Savings
Bond and a $1,000 donation in the winner's honor to Children's Mira-
cle Network. For information, contact Erin LaBarge of the Salmon
Borre Group Communications at (847) 295-4235.

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

Martha's House plans training session
Martha's House will offer eight hours of training on June 22, in the
South Florida Water Management Auditorium, located in the Bank of
America building,.205 North Parrott Ave., from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The
cost for the training is $10. Certificates will be given. For information,
contact Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.

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

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

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

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

Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save lives. You can
help the American Red Cross .reach people in your community with
lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated External Defib-
rillation, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the Okeechobee Branch of
the American Red Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.


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

Children's council seeks volunteers
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of a
few fine people to submit an application to the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners to be a part of the council. Gover-
nor Jeb Bush makes the final appointments with terms of two or
four years. The council meets monthly to discuss programs and
needs of the children in the community. Once a year, agencies
request funds through a grant process. Each council member
"adopts." an agency or two as their own and monitors the programs'
services that they provide to our children. Those interested in com-
pleting an application should contact Cathleen Blair, executive
director at (863) 462-4000, ext. 255

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

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

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

Back to School supply drive starts
The Shared Services Network's Community Collaborative Coun-
cil is sponsoring its annual Back to School supply drive for Okee-
chobee's children in foster care.
These supplies will be given to the children in Okeechobee dur-
ing their annual foster care picnic just before school starts. The chil-
dren are in need of: pencils, pens, markers, colored pencils,
crayons, highlighters, notebook paper, construction paper, folders,
binders, pencil boxes, lunch boxes, backpacks, glue, scissors,
rulers, erasers, index cards and calculators. For information on
becoming a foster parent, call the Hibiscus Foster Parent Training
Program at (800) 403-9311. Supplies may be taken to the Communi-
ty Collaborative Council meetings during April, May and July. The
meetings will be held in room 303 of the Okeechobee County
School Board Office, 700 S.W. Second Ave. For information on the
school supply drive or the council's meetings, call Sharon Vinson at
(863) 462-5000, ext. 257.


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

Summer Play Camp schedule announced
Sign-ups for Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation's 2005 Sum-
mer Play Camp began Monday, May 2, at Teen Town Center, 309 N.W.
Second St. Enrollment is limited and slots are filled on a first-come,
first-served basis. Campers must be between 6 and 12 years of age.
Play camps will operate Monday through Friday, June 13 through July
29 (except July 4), from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at three locations:
Douglas Brown Community Center, Okeechobee Civic Center and
Teen Town Center. The regular camp fee is $50 per week, per 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 pro-
gram, and $10 per week for a child on the free school lunch program
within the Okeechobee County School system for the 2004/2005
school year. A letter of participation from Okeechobee County School
Food Service must be presented at the time of 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.

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

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free.and confidential pregnancy tests,
peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and
abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
on Tuesday and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on
Tuesday. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the
movie theatre. If you would like more information on this or set an
appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these loca-
tions: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as second
language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until noon,
adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8. a.m.
until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole Reservation,
Brighton, Adults basic education/GED, Tuesday and Thursday from
4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, English as a
second language, Tuesday and Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.; One-
Stop, 123 S.W. Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through
Thursday, from 7 a.m. until noon; El Centro Santa Fe, 115 S.W. Fifth
Ave., Citizenship class, Thursday, from 6:30 until 9 p.m.; Yearling Mid-
dle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, adult basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes, Monday through Thursday, from 6 until
9 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a sec-
ond language classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.; and,
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St., English as a second
language, Tuesday and Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.