<%BANNER%>
HIDE
 Main
 Main: Opinion
 Main continued
 Main: Sports
 Main continued
 Main: Agriculture
 Main continued
 Main: The Mini Page
 Main: Classifieds














Okeechobee news
ALL ISSUES CITATION SEARCH THUMBNAILS MAP IT! PAGE IMAGE ZOOMABLE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028410/00135
 Material Information
Title: Okeechobee news
Uniform Title: Okeechobee news (Okeechobee, Fla. 2000)
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Okeechobee News
Place of Publication: Okeechobee Fla
Creation Date: May 15, 2005
Publication Date: 2000-
Frequency: daily
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Okeechobee (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Okeechobee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Okeechobee -- Okeechobee
Coordinates: 27.241667 x -80.833056 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 91, no. 111 (Apr. 20, 2000)-
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Vol. 91, no. 182 (June 30, 2000).
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 003642554
oclc - 72823230
lccn - 2006229435
System ID: UF00028410:00135
 Related Items
Preceded by: Daily Okeechobee news

Table of Contents
    Main
        page 1
        page 2
        page 3
    Main: Opinion
        page 4
    Main continued
        page 5
        page 6
    Main: Sports
        page 7
    Main continued
        page 8
    Main: Agriculture
        page 9
    Main continued
        page 10
    Main: The Mini Page
        page 11
    Main: Classifieds
        page 12
        page 13
        page 14
Full Text


Agiutre.-'-page-1


Okeechobee News


Vol. 95 No. 135 Sunday, May 15, 2005 754 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 Net-
work.
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
Sand can be purchased from
Kay Schoonmaker in adminis-
tration reception at the sher-
iff's office, 504 N.W Fourth St.

Inside

Band performance
rates superior
The Yearling Middle School
Festival Band traveled to Port St.
Lucie West on Saturday, April
16, where they performed in
District 13 annual music per-
formance assessment, Under
the direction of Mr. Mike Bear-
den the YMS Festival band
received a superior rating,
which is the highest rating a
band can receive. A superior
rating is one of distinction that
sets a band a part from others.
"The kids worked very hard
prior to our performance."
"We started in January prepar-
ing with a long road ahead of
us and the kids came up and
took care of business on Satur-
day", stated Mr. Bearden.
Page 3
Brahmans trample
Bradenton Southeast
The Brahman baseball
team (18-10) played host to
the Seminoles of Bradenton
Southeast (14-11) Friday
evening at Brahman Field in
front of a large, enthusiastic
hometown crowd. The win-
ner would advance to the
Regional finals against the
winner of the Boca
Raton/Bradenton Bay shore
game that was also being
played on Friday. As the game
came to an end, team and fans
alike celebrated as the Brah-
mans shut out the 'Noles 7-0.
Page?

Drought Index
Current: 215
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.47 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
13.65feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

Index


Classifieds
Mini Page ..
Community E
Crossword .
Obituaries
Opinion ...
Speak Out .
Sports ....
TV .....
Weather ...


. .. 12-14
. . 11
Events. .4
. ....... 12


. . 7 -
........ 13
.... .... 2


See Page 2 for information about
Iow to contact the newspaper.

newszap.com
nwsblg.inte
Online news & information
SeePage g for information about


8 II Il6 5 1 110 0 l25 2
8 1.65I10 00025 2


Border operation a success


o "Copyrighted Material

r. Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"


Pemayetv Cuko: Program keeps Seminole Culture alive


In the Pemayetv Cuko ("Our Way") educational program at Brighton Seminole Reserva-
tion grade school students learn about the Creek language as well as Seminole tradi-
tions. Standing in the corn In the program's garden are (left to right) Brydgett Koontz,
Jaryaca Baker, Kiylier Baker, Lanie Sedatol and Lahna Sedatol.

Brighton program hosts open house


By Katrina Elsken
"Without language and cul-
ture, you really don't have a
tribe," said Ken Fields, Seminole
Tribe executive administrative
officer.
Brighton Seminole's Reserva-
tion's "pull out" program helps
keep the Creek language and the
Seminole culture alive through
education of the tribe's youngest
members.
The program is called
"Pemayetv'Cuko," which roughly
translates to "our way." One day a
week, the Tribe's elementary
school students attend class at the
reservation instead of in public
school. At the reservation instead
of speaking in English, they are
taught to speak in Creek. In addi-
tion to studying language and his-
tory, they also learn traditional
arts and crafts.
Lesson plans for the students
must meet the Sunshine State
Schools criteria set by the State
Department of .Education. Both

the Okeechobee County and
Glades County school systems
have endorsed the program.
Currently there are 59 students
in the program. Most are students
See Brighton Page 2


t onrrvs%%nan



to offer fix In



Ilu h' IPlan





















Hush want%


( unrt ar%% nda


%uppurt atrnda

* 1 .. < .. t-i.


Staff photo/Katrina Elsken
Araya Youngblood, 3, was one of the visitors to the
Brighton Seminole Reservation Education Depart-
ment's open house on Friday. Visitors learned about the
program, which keeps the Creek language alive. Stu-
dents and visitors were encouraged to wear traditional
Seminole costumes. Araya's colorful outfit was made by
her great aunt.


Local man recalls jobs as a child


As told to MaryAnn Morris
I was born and raised here
in Okeechobee. I went away to
the service, but I came back.
Now we live just a few blocks
from where I was born down in
a house on Southwest Second
Street. I still own that property. I
still have the old deeds for prop-
erty my dad owned. One is for
40 acres my dad bought on
March of 1915. He paid "One
team described as follows, one
bay horse 10 years old, one
cream mule, 9 years old and
one Weber wagon."
When I was 9 years old I
went to work in the A&P store
on Park Avenue. It was in the
building where H & H Alu-
minum is now. Bobby Burgess'
dad was the manager. He gave
me a job when I didn't even
know what work or a job was
and he taught me how to work.
Eventually I had to leave
because A & P was a union
store and I was too young to
work there. Then I worked at
Hunt's Grocery after school.


Recollections
A series about Florida's
pioneers and history





My parents owned and oper-
ated a restaurant on Park
Avenue in the building Gladys'
Restaurant is now. It was called
Mary's Coffee Shop after my
half-sister. My step father's wife
was killed in 1920, and then he
married my mom in 1926. I
grew up in that restaurant. I
slept in a box under the counter
when I was little. I remember as
I got older, I'd run out the back
door when no one was looking
and someone would have to
run out and catch me!
There was plenty to do
when I was a boy. We made our


own fun. There would always
be a few guys to play ball with
in the parks. Christmas was
hand-me-down time. I'd get a
box of clothes from relatives up
in Georgia. They'd always send
those short pants, knickers I
think you called them. I hated
them, but I wore them. We did-
n't wear shoes much.
The railroad ran through
south Okeechobee then. There
was an ice chute at the railroad
station behind the school.
They'd ice the railroad cars with
ice they made at the ice plant
on Taylor Creek. The plant was
behind where Burger King is
now. They'd ice the cars and go
pick up produce; vegetables
from down in the Glades then
come back and ice the cars
again before they went north
with the produce.
On the weekends the fisher-
men and the cowboys would
come to town with their pay.
Pockets full of money! By the
See Memory- Page 2


"I remember when this picture was taken. The man set
up a big stand with his camera on top, and put the pow-
der in this long trough he held up, then he got under the
black cloak on back and when the powder exploded it
scared me half to death! I had never seen such a thing.
In the picture you can see the prices ,and old A&P
brands."(Left to right: Jay Robinson, Mr. Burgess, Dozi-
er Clements)


II I


I .. 21 lop l1w 11111 PI I I oil







2 The Okeechobee News, Sunday, May 15,2005


News Briefs Ka4w-r int plan meild aller milllarn laidwal%

Celebrity servers help -
Children's Charity
OKEECHOBEE The Golden
Corral Corporation will be spon-
soring a Celebrity Servers Night
on Monday, May 16 at the Gold-
en Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Par-
rott Ave., from 4:30 until 8 p.m.


All proceeds raised by the
celebrity servers will go to the
Children's Miracle Network.
Staff from the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office and the
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment will be waiting on cus-
tomers, and all of their tips will
go to the Children's Miracle Net-
work.
Advanced tickets are $8.50
and can be purchased from Kay
Schoonmaker in administration
reception at the sheriff's office,
504 N.W. Fourth St.
Some of the celebrity servers
from the sheriff's office include
Sheriff Paul May, Jail Administra-
tor Ronnie White, Major Noel
Stephen, Captain Dale LaFlam
and Captain Bud Slay.
From the police department,
celebrity servers will include
Chief Denny Davis, Major Bob
Peterson, Lieutenant Dave
Wilbur, Sergeant William Hill
and Detective Bettye Taylor.


"Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"


Brighton

Continued From Page 1
at Seminole Elementary School in
Okeechobee.
"This is their school," said
Louise Gopher, education direc-
tor. "They own it. They possess it.
They call it the Indian School and
they are very proud of it."
The school day is broken
down into five classes by grades.
Classes and instructors are: Histo-
ry, Willie Johns and Mary Alice
Huff; Reading and Writing the
Creek Language, Jenny Shore,
Alice Sweat and Nellie Smith;
Language Arts, Diane Smith,
Jenny Johns and Stacey Johns;
PE, Tim Thomas and Leroy
Boyett; and, Arts and Crafts,
Nancy Shore, Martha Jones,
Shirley Sampson and Agnes Bert.
Lorene Gopher, Louise Gopher,
Molly Roberts, Joanne Osceola,
Mable Haught, Oneva Baxley,
Tanya Huff and Loretta Peterson
also teach in the program.
The Brighton Seminole Clinic
staff provides students with week-
ly health classes. Health teachers
are Suzanne Davis, Barbara Bol-


Staff photo/Katrina Elsken
Randy Paulson, of Central Elementary School, enjoyed visit-
ing the Brighton Seminole Reservation Education Depart-
ment's open house.


ing and Beth Skinner.
The program is part of the
Seminole Tribe's Cultural pro-


gram directed by Lorene Gopher.
Shelby Walker coordinates the
program.


Memory
Continued From Page 1
time they left it would be all gone.
There was a two-story build-
ing next to my dad's restaurant. It
had a Coca-Cola sign on it, but it
wasn't a Coca-Cola plant. It was a
sort of rooming house. As far as I
know it still is.
For awhile then I worked for
Mr. Nix. He had a bus service. The
bus ran from here to Fort Pierce
every day so folks could go and
do their shopping there. The bus
left every day at 8 a.m. and it gave
people two to three hours to shop
then brought them back. During
World War II there were a lot of
servicemen stationed in Fort
Pierce. On the weekends the
busses would be standing room
only for several trips bringing
sailors to Okeechobee 'for the
weekend. Okeechobee would be
full of soldiers on the weekends.
Then the bus would take them
back to their base Sunday night.
When we wanted money to go
to the picture show (movie) we'd
pick up empty soda bottles. You'd
get 2 cents for each bottle you
turned in at the grocery store. It
was ten cents for the movie. So
five bottles got you in and a few
more and you could get popcorn.


Every Christmas Culbreth, who
owned the theater had a big party
for all the kids in town and give
out a bag of candy and fruit to
each of us. That was the biggest
thing at Christmas.
When I worked at the grocery
stores, we'd open at 8 a.m. Early
on, most stores closed at noon on
Wednesday until Thursday
morning. On Saturdays all the
country people would come to
town to buy their staples and talk
to everyone. We'd trade for what
they brought: a half beef, chick-
ens, eggs whatever they had.
(You couldn't do that now!) while
the kids went to the picture show.
Everyone would stand around
and talk and start coming in to
buy about afternoon. All candy
and saltines 'came in wooden
tubs or barrels. We'd measure
out the amount people wanted to
buy and package it up for them.
The Seminoles would pick huck-
leberries and bring them to town
to sell.
We sold all the A & P brands:
Nuco margarine (it had a little
color packet you mixed in your-
self), Eight O'Clock, Red Circle
and Bokar Coffee and Jane Parker
brands. I especially remember the
Jane Parker fruit cakes. They were
five pounds for $1.69. You could
buy a card around October when
they first came in, pay so much


down then pay so much a week
on your card so you had your
fruitcake paid for by Christmas.
We got a premium for selling
them. I sure sold a lot of fruit-
cakes! We didn't close until late
Saturday night. We'd stay until
nearly midnight finishing up, then
come back and clean up Sunday
morning. That began to change in
the 1940s and 1950s.
During the World War II, on
the top of the old building near
Superior Water there was a place
up on top where someone sat
with a pair of field glasses. That
was to watch for planes. At that
time there were German U-Boats
even around the beaches, so
someone always watched. They
had a telephone up there and if
they saw a plane they'd call
McDill Air Force Base over in
Tampa and tell them what kind of
plane it was and which direction
it was going. Someone was on
watch twenty-four hours a day
seven days a week all during the
war.
My dad really liked to farm and
I remember he liked to work with
bees. I remember they would
land all over his arm and he could
just scoop them off with his bare
hahd and they'd never sting him.
I'd help him, sort of. I wore over-
alls then and one time they got
down into my overalls and I.took


off running for home!
There was a place called
Seabrook Farms in New Jersey.
They'd bring a big truckload of
bees sealed in hives with wooden
strips nailed on. They'd hire us
schoolboys to load the sealed
hives onto smaller trucks to take
the hives out around Lake Placid
to the orange groves where they
could pollinate the fruit and make
honey. When they came to take
them back, they'd hire us again,
reseal the hives and we'd load
them up again. Then they'd take
them back to New Jersey to
process the honey there.
There was a two story building
near where we lived called the
Seminole Apartments. It had two
apartments downstairs and hotel-
like rooms upstairs. It's still there
like that. Back then, Pastor
Eiland's mother and sister lived
there. We always noticed that
there were a lot of bees around
the north wall of that building. We
didn't pay too much attention, but
we always wondered why they
were there, until one day, some-
one noticed honey oozing out of
the cracks down the building.
Here those bees had made a hive
in between the outside and inside
walls of that building. They had to
tear down the whole side of the
building to finally get rid of it all."


7-v,


taIe


b


"Copyrighted Material


IT* Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"
m e O N E"-W am-


Okeechobee News
Published by Independent Nowsapars. Inc.
TO Reach Us To Start or Stop A Paper
Address: P. 0. Box C.39. Phone: 1877T 33-2424
107 S.W. 17th Street. Suite D E-Mill: rearerservices@newszap corn,
Okeechobee, FL 349;'4 The Okeecnobee News is available
Webslte: www.Newszap corn aily via nome delivery and is on sale
at rack and store locations througnoul
To Submit News C OKeechobee County Cail the office Io
The Okeechobee News welcomes sub- f,nd out if your home is within our
missions from its readers Opinions. : present home-distnbulton boundanes
calendar items, stones ideas and pho- Cali 877-353-2424 to report a missed
tographs are welcome Call t8631 ;63-
newspaper or poor dehvery.
3134 to reach our newsroom., items
may be mailed, faxed or e-mailed. Additional copies of the newspaper
are available for 53 cents daily
E-Mail: okeenews@newszap.com through Saturday and 75 cents for
Spesakolt (863) 467-2033 Sunday at the office. Home delivery
subscriptions are available at $29.43
TO Place A Display Ad for three months.
Phone: 863-763-3134
E-Mall: okecompo@strato.net Tne Okeechobee News is published
every day of the year by the
TO Place A Classmed Ad Okeechobee New, 107 S.W. 17th
Call 87-353-2424 to place a classified Street, Sutie D, Okeechobee, FL
advertisement from home. 34974. Periodicals postage paid at
FaX: 877-354-2424 Okeechobee, FL. Postmaster: Send
E-Malk classad@newszap.cornm Addressxjcanged to Okeechobee
News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, FL
Billing Department 34973 LISPS 406-160.
E-Maikf blllteam@newszap corn

N e w z f subsidiary of Independent
Online News & Information Newspapers
Get the latest local news at PIO 8063-465-7300
www.newszap.com ElRil: printing@ct.net


4 ~

w







The Okeechobee News, Sunday, May 15,2005



Yearling festival band performance rates superior


The Yearling Middle School
Festival Band traveled to Port St.
Lucie West on Saturday, April 16,
where they performed in District
13 annual music performance
assessment, Under the direction
of Mr. Mike Bearden the YMS Festi-
val band received a superior rat-
ing, which is the highest rating a
band can receive. A superior rat-
ing is one of distinction that sets a
band a part from others. "The kids
worked very hard prior to our per-
formance." "We started in Janu-
ary preparing with a long road
ahead of us and the kids came up
and took care of business on Sat-
urday", stated Mr. Bearden.
Sneak preview
Fifth Grade students are you
excited about coming to the mid-
dle school next school year and
want to get a peek at the school
before it starts? We are having a
sneak preview on Tuesday, May'
24, for 6:30 until 7:15 p.m. So
please come and join us and meet
the teachers.
Report cards
Report cards will be mailed to
parents along with the FCAT
scores on Thursday, June 9. If you


have moved and had a change of
address, please advise the school.
Congratulations
band
For the 5th consecutive year,
the Yearling Middle School Band
was awarded a
Superior rating at /
the Festival Band S
Competition at Centen-r
nial High School. U
Mile Time
These students beat their best
mile time on April 28: Vanessa
Bowman, Fallon Curren, Leila
Hager, Ricardo Herrera, Chelsea
Higgins, Dayne Johns, Amos
Lane, Graciela Varela, Kim Wire-
man, Devin Babb, Ruby Casas,
Megan Galvan, Zac Griffith, Fran-
cisco Hernandez, Tony Kibler,
Donald Nettles, Shawn Burkett,
Stephen Hull, Patricia Raulerson,
Pasqual Ruiz, Marissa Bohannon,
Oscar Calzada, Jimmy Haddan,
Isaias Mojica, Matt Payne, Jarred
Raulerson, Garth Striebel, Luis
Torres, Bernice Diaz, Alan Najera,
Pablo Caballero, Cordey Jumper,
Selica Martinez, Luis Perez, Flo-
rencio Serrano, Robert Tijerina,
Corey White, Leslie Garcia, Pablo


Courtesy photo/Yearling
Yearling Band receives Supe-
rior rating.
Gomez, Joni Slater, Jayce Tur-
geon, Ismael Valdez, Trey Watson,
Desiree Jenner, Jamie McCoin,
James Sharpe, Michelle Spells,
Amado Vega, Gustavo Garcia,
Dominic Casarez, Cody Darville,
Abby Stevenson, Derrick Wacker,
Roger Woodruff, Bonnie Smith,
Andres Moreno, Stephanie Hor-
vath, Eddie Cruz, Patricia Jerni-
gan, Vanessa Miranda, Seth Peter-
son, Lisa Rodriguez, Sarah


Students of the Week for April 28 are (back, left to right) Mrs. Markham, Yenet Huerta, Janna
Mullis, Layla Huff, Melanie Shaffer and Mr. Greseth, (front, left to right) Donald Casselton,
Ruben Hernandez and Alan Najera.
Brewer, Rosendo Cabrera, Teresa
Casas, Sandra Estrada, Brandon Glades Ford ncoln-Mercury
Farless, Shawn Horvath, Hilda Glades FrdLincnMercu
'Medrano, Francisco Rodriguez, To MY CUSTOMERS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY
DeForest Shanks, Yuri Tinajero,
Marcelo Bucio, Courtney Cypress, IN OKEECHOBEE COME SEE ME!
Garrett Egan, Crystal Hayes, Ryan -
Jenkins, Ashley Kemp, Melissa
Lujan, Jesus Nunez and Andrew 800-726-8514
Richards.


"Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content
Available from Commercial News Providers"


Memorial Tribute
Remember a loved one
who has departed with a special
Memorial Tribute in this newspaper.


as t .- *
Your tribute can be published following the memorial services, or to
commemorate an anniversary ofyour loved one's birth or passing. You
can add a photograph of your loved one, lines from a poem or
scripture, and special art or borders -- and we'll make sure it all comes
together attractively and tastefully.


Visit www2.newszap.conm/memorials for sample ads
and an online order form, or call 1-866-379-6397 toll free.


ColnsDk


SWe JMiss 'You Libby & Cassie '

Ls 3 look up to the sky, at the stars above,
3 take the time to think of you,
"Rnd remember you with love.
Not's been so long since you went,
But it feels like yesterday,"
'Chat god had came and called on ion- o,
snd took you both away.
, s time goes by the tears have lessened.
But not the thoughts of you.
Ce' all just finally excepted,
rhat god had plans for you.
So dance little Cassie from cloud to loiud, .
LAs 3 know you've been. 190,'
L4nd watch over her god, and Xibby, -.- ..
t ntil we meet again. Vritten b 12egina7loats

rom: Jlother, grandmother, Stepfather, iStep randad,
sister, iBrothers, pieces Nephews & friends


School Menu

Okeechobee County Thursday, May 19
Breakfast:
School District Cereal and Toast
May 16 through May 20 Breakfast pizza
Lunch:
Monday, May 16 Barbecue riblet on bun
Breakfast: Tuna sandwich
Cereal and Toast Vegetable Normandy
Pancake sausage wrap Vegetable Normandy
Pancake sausage wrap Apple Wedges
Apple Wedges
Lunch: Friday, May 20
Ravioli w/meat sauce and roll Breakfast:
Grilled cheese sandwich. Cereal and Toast
Seasoned green beans A+ Cinnamon pancakes
Fruit salad
Lunch:
Tuesday, May 17 Pizza Day
Breakfast: Stuffed crust or Wedge
Cereal and Toast Smucker's PBJ uncrustable
Egg and cheese biscuit Golden corn
Fruit in Jello
Lunch: Elementary menus:
Hamburger deluxe Each breakfast includes: juice,
Hot dog choice of entree or cereal and
Oven baked tator tots toast; choice of whole, reduced
Chilled peaches fat or lowfat chocolate milk
Each lunch includes: choice of
Wednesday, May 18 one entree, choice of two (veg-
Breakfast: etable, fruit or fruit juice), choice
Cereal and Toast of whole, reduced fat or lowfat
Super donut chocolate milk
Lunch: Meal prices:
Sheperd's Pie w/roll Breakfast: $ .75
Deli turkey sandwich Reduced: $.30
Blackeye peas Lunch $1.25
Strawberry cup Reduced: $ .40


Community Event

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.


o *


* t







4 OPINION


The Okeechobee News, Sunday, May 15,2005 7


Speak Out

Exercise your right to free speech. Speak out is a free 24-hour
opinion line. Call and express your opinion or ask question
about public issues. You are not required to leave your name.
While we want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves
the right to edit calls for clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.
To speak out call (863)467-2033, fax (863)763-5901 or e-mail:
okeenews@newszap.com. You can also mail submissions to
Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
No Response
"Who can you talk to about not getting your limbs picked up.
I have had them laying there for two months and when I call
Waste Management I don't get any results." (Editor's Note:
Thanks for calling. Waste Management is the company to call.
Try calling again, but this time ask for Chris.)

Roadside Trash
"We have a real problem with people throwing trash along
the street. Especially in Basswood on 36th St. People buy food
and eat it on the way back home and throw the trash on the
roadside. They need to clean Lip their act. We are tired of this,
and we want something done about it."



Community Events

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
campground and Marina May 21-22. Vessel examiners and
other auxiliary 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 week-
end, 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 church-
es worldwide, are participating in weekly focused prayer dur-
ing the week of May 22. The focus of our prayer will be our
men and women serving in the military. If you have someone
in the military that you would like us to pray for, e-mail it to
penteofokee@yahoo.com; or mail it to 13333 N.E. Seventh
Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla., 34972. For information, call (863)
467-1611 or (863) 634-4554.

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 pur-
pose 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 Okee-
chobee children in foster care will be collected. For informa-
tion, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

Wal-Mart hosts bubble blowinggontet
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 children ages 12 and under. From these pre-
liminary contests, five finalists from across the country will com-
pete 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 Miracle 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.
Second St., will hold vacation Bible school June 13-17 from 5
until 8:10 p.m. daily. The theme this year is the Circle G Ranch:.
Ask, Seek, Knock. Each adventure is filled with a powerful Bible
story and fun crafts, games and music. There is also an adult
Bible study, which will be led by Reverend Bruce Simpson and
Reverend Jim Dawson. A light meal will be served each day. Reg-
istration 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.





Okeechobee News

Our Purpose...
The ,:, eeechobee News is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida
Irdepenrdent is owned by a unique Irust that enables this newspaper to pur-
sue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no
di~idends are paid, the company is able to thrive on profit margins below
inJdu.irv standards AIl after-lta surpluses are reinvested in Independent's
rr,.sion of lournalisic service, commitment to the ideals of the First


Arnendonireni of the U S Constitution
a,:r, of public issues

We Pledge ...
* T.-. operate Ihis newspaper as a
I 'u 'IIL ruSi
STo nep ou, r community become a
Lb.riilr .place to li.e and work.
ihrouQh our dedicallon 10 consci-
ern.ioijs journalisrrm
* T. provide ihe information citizens
r,.ed 1o nake inheir own intelligent
,-,cisironis about public issues
* To report ine news wiih honesty.
a.. jracv purposeful neutrality.
1i3rne ,. lectivit'. fearlessness
Sand compassion
* To use our opinion pages io faciii-
13ie :omrrmunity debate, not to
romJrina1 it with our own opinions.
* ToI de.lose our own conflicts of
inieresI or potential conflicts to our
readers
* fo correct our errors and to give
each correction 10 the prominence
it d.ier.es.
ro'.rcde a rghi 10to reply to those
,.1 wriie about
* To treat people with courtesy,
respect and compassion.


and support of the community's deliber-


Advertising Director: Judy Kasten
News Editor: Eric Kopp
National Advertising: Joy Parnsh
Office Manager: Karmen Brown
Circulation Manager: Janet Madray

Independent Newspapers, Inc.
Joe Smyth, Chairman
Ed Dulin, President
Tom Byrd, Vice President of
Newspaper Operations
Katrina Elsken, Executive
Editor

MEMBER r- .
OF:

Florida Press
Assocation
,'' Okeechobee News 2005
For More Information See
At Your Service On Page 2


Courtesy photo/LeNora (Chandler) Walker

Looking Back ...
These are the children of John and Katie Chandler sitting on the front porch of the family home in 1918. From left to
right are Larue, 8, Beulah, 6, LeNora, 4, and Rod, 2. LeNora (Chandler) Walker is now 91 and still living in Okeechobee
after having moved all over the United States, including Alaska. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area
or of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by the. Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them
while you wait. Or, you can e-mail the photo and information about the photo to okeenews@okeechobee.com.
Ys


Upcoming Events

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
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing
is invited to join the group. For information or to schedule an appearance,
contact 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 informa-
tion, 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 Gath-
ering, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., for a weekly 12-step recovery and support
group meeting for women overcoming chemical dependency. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(Intemational Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For 'rifornmtion. call (863) ,763-6510 or (863) 467-
5261.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday irom 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.
Leam 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
Restaurant, 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 qvercomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. 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 every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone
is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. 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
that offers support and education for people who have been diagnosed
with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or
dual diagnosis.

Wednesday
AA. 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. Itwill 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. (behind the Brahman Theatre).
For information, call (863) 763-1191.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car you
may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while you lis-
ten to the great oldies music.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beauty Salon
located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public service program
to help women with cancer by teaching them beauty techniques to dimin-
ish appearance-related side effects of treatment. R.S.V.R 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
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Randy
or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for a pot
luck supper at 6 p.m. and services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger Civic Center.
For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worleyat (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. atthe
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for informa-
tion.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open for blood
donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-9360.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. It's a closed book study.


Community Events

Airboat group to meet
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA) will
meet at Neibert's Fishing Resort on Arbuckle Creek, 4971 U.S.
98 W, on Sunday, May 15, starting at 10 a.m. Discussion will
include the proposed jamboree, contributions to worthwhile
community events and edited bylaws. A cookout will be held
immediately following the meeting, and meat will be provid-
ed by the association. Those attending should bring a covered
dish to share, as well as table service and drinks for their fami-
ly. After lunch, a ride is planned at Arbuckle Creek and Lake
Istokpoga. There's a $2 launch fee and plenty of secure space
for parking trailers and vehicles. Attendance at the meeting
and cookout are strongly encouraged, even if participation in
the ride isn't possible. For information, contact Dennis Ander-
son 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 infor-
mation, contact Angela Boney at (863) 763-3909. -

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

Church hosts gospel sing
There will be a gospel sing Wednesday, May 18, at the
Christian Seventh Day Baptist, which is next to Douglas Chiro-
practic. beginning at 7 p.m.

Children's council will meet
The Children's Services Council will hold a special meeting
Wednesday, May 18, at 5 p.m. to discuss the 2005-2006 budg-
et, grant allocations and a request for funding from the execu-
tive roundtable of the Community Collaborative. The meeting
will be held in the conference room of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty School Board Office, 700 S.W. Second Ave.

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

Juvenile Justice Council meeting planned
The Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council will.hold their
monthly meeting on Friday, May 20, at noon at the Okee-
chobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. The purpose of the
meeting is to enhance prevention and intervention of at-risk
youth in Okeechobee County. The public is invited. For infor-
mation, 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, fly-
ers, 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.







The Okeechobee News, Sunday, May 15, 2005


l d ll B na Ilrmr int to1 l rting0 0o0o-lr inoI
May 18 tho 000763-7202
0 0 0 00 ,, a
o SfAR. WAR. 0

o REVENGE OF THE SITH 0
SStarting Wednesday, May 18
0o1 A MIDNIGHT SHOWING o
0 Adm. $8 Door Prize to be given away! o


f- -








_-. "Copyrighted Material

.- *- Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"





















sp -. -
"mom







40-


. -M,-
1%0~ .44p 0 -
q -
-.110 -loo







..%am -
on..- a a-


0- aof
q -
"=mo. 4m
oft-






- --4
- a
a -


--


IWOtLS]U bIEYI WISHED


In-House Financing
With
NO
CREDIT CHECKS!

2 Locations To Serve You
Okeechobee: 2570 N.W. 16th Blvd. 863-763-7008
Ft. Pierce: 3229 S. Hwy. U.S. 1 772-464-5454
1 nnL- For lOur erohrninr I Lation Cnrnin iSOON"!


^) Go Cellular into the 21st Century
S Sprint cell phone sold & activated with low
Monthly bills -- regardless of credit history
Unlimited FREE night & weekend usage.
Camera & radio phones.
Ask how to get a FREE phone!
We also accept Sprint PCS payments.
Also ..
Prepaid Boost Mobile Cingular Virgin Mobile
Cell Phone Accessories...
Chargers, Ear Pieces. Holsters
La Placita Supermarket
1002 NW. Park St. 863-634-5202l


0
0 0


THEATRE I
"KINGDOM OF HEAVEN" "' o
Fri. @ 7:00 Only. Sat. & Sun. @ NO OF HEAVEN o
2:00 & 7:00 Only. Mon. @ 3:00 & O
7:00 Only. Tues., Wed. & Thurs. I R [
@ 2:00 & 7:00 Only.
Starting Thursday, May 19 ALL SHOWS 0
"STAR WARS: EPISODE III REVENGE OF THE SITH"(PG;3) o
THEATRE II 0
"KICKING & SCREAMING" (PG) % -- o
Fri. @ 7:00 & 9:00. Sat. & Sun. @ ? '
2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00. Mon. @ 1.. -. 4 I, -
3:00 & 7:00. Tues., Wed. & ,. ,. o
Thurs. @ 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00. 0
THEATRE III o


"MONSTER-IN-LAW" (PG-.3)
Fri. @ 7:00 & 9:00. Sat. & Sun. @
2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00. Mon. @
3:00 & 7:00. Tues., Wed. &
Thurs. @ 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00.


MON$ O


Tikes Adult $.00 Chldrn 1 & nde 4.0
0o SeirCtzn0 40 l mve -Mtne 35


p ,iillr.]I


Ted Schiff, M.D. and the professional staff at
Water's Edge Dermatology will treat you with all
the care and expertise you expect.
Adult and Pediatric Dermatology
Diseases of the Skin, Hair and Nails
* Surgery of the Skin, Skin Cancer Treatment
MOHS Skin Cancer Surgery
New patients are welcome.
Medicare and most insurance accepted.

NEW OFFICE:
542 W. Sagamore Ave.
Building E, Hospital Annex
Clewiston, FL
866-549-2830


When It's About Lifestyle...
When It's About Superior Quality...
Then It's About Wooley's Sheds!


I onSle22"-


Premier Dealer Of:


Factory
& Handy


Direct
Houses


5~31~1~ff~J S I LW ii


Factory Direct Metal Buildings, Carports & Storage Sheds

av sf.|. Residential, Commercial & Agricultural
Metal Structures; Custom Designed
To Meet Your Specific Needs.

Custom Cedar Wooley's Sheds Inc. uses the most durable of materials
to build the strongest shed and metal buildings designed
to withstand windloads up to 225 m.p.h.!
__ ;The strongest DCA approved in Florida...Guaranteed!


I LOGYJ


p


RAPUM






6 The Okeechobee News, Sunday, May 15,2005


Community Events

Teen Pregnancy Task Force to meet
The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force of the Okeechobee
Healthy Start Coalition will meet Tuesday, May 24, at 1:30 p.m. at
the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. The Teen Preg-
nancy Prevention Task Force meets the last Thesday 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 mutilat-
ing. For information, call the Healthy Start Coalition office at (863)
462-5877.
Main Street membership meeting slated
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc. will hold its monthly member-
ship meeting at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., on
Wednesday, May 25, at noon. This meeting is open to the public.
For information on Main Street, call (863) 357-6246.
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, game. and food. Come see outrageous
machines, custom paint jobs a;d 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) 634-898.,
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
survival in the wild. Florida Wildlife Conservation officers Kevin
Losee and Sean Smith will teach the young campers how to sur-.
vive in the wilderness. There will also be daily crafts, one large
take-home craft, ice cream parties, and a field trip to and a pon-
toon 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. i ,
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 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
$30 per person. If you or your business would like to sponsor a
table for this event please call Joe Arnold at (863) 357-6507 or
(863) 610-1639. If available, tickets may be purchased at the door.


Kp i! l-PrM IM lr If -h M- l l-MI ama









"Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"


BINGO BINGO
-.EXPRESS,.,.
7i'W,':" FREE Transportation trom sour A
d .4 ~ area to the BRIGHTON CASINO! SR ItON
Call us for information on these other Gambling Trips:

*' -Itedii. Casino Lines $I- @
CASINO

Sunburst Tours 863-357-3593
TOLL FREE: 1-888-738-9130


Anthony T. koyung
Attorney
General Practice
Real Estate PILob.te
S* Fan-uv Lav. \V*Will
7 37 Years Experience
Call today for you consultation
215 S.W. Park St. 863-824-OLAW
Okeechobee, Florida 34974 (0529)


FINALLY Y... NOW OPEN!
David Huddleston
CUTTERS -T
BARBER SHOP

467-8186
119 SE 8th Ave. (Next to Zippy's Wings)
PICTURE POSITIONED AT CUSTOMERS REQUEbs


SIzz(n. SSummer Speea(s!fr
Wake up & smell the Iresh lire wedcoffee at Okeechlee's #lPlaceter Breaktast luncc & ifiedr!
, N. Breakfast Blitz! Monday until 11a.m. .,s5c" 2 Senior Dinners
Fn P te1/2 Waffle, 2 Eggs, $ Every Tues. Evening! 4
2 Eggs, Potatoes $369 2 Bacon Strips, 3 99 includess VegeaEe, Potato, 10-
and Toast $ 2 Sausage SoupIS3ad, RolBiscu
TOUCHDOWN BREAKFAST Tuesday until 11a.m. K I D I i IG H T 1
2 Eggs. 2 Pancakes, 2 French Toast Wedges, 3 WEDNESDAY
2 Bacon Strips, 2 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon Strips, Children 12 8 Under eat any Kids Menu
Sausage Links 2 Sausage $39 Item FREEI!! 2 ,:hiijr.r, f,' p r iault
Bring this ad and receive 10% OFF your entire meal or use this to receive any one of these offers on any day, at any time.
THIS FLYER IS NOT VALID WHEN COMBINED WITH ANY OTHER DISCOUNT OFFERS, SPECIALS OR COUPONS.
1111 S. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee
(863) 467-2224 Call In An Order TO GO!
Open: 6am 10pm Sun. Thurs. 6am 11pm Fri. & Sat.


Your LOCAL gateway


to the Internet


w


GOVERNMENT AGENCIES I REAL ESTATE


11






SPORTS 7


The Okeechobee News, Sunday, May 15, 2005


AM1-
A.,
Staff photos/Lorna Jablonski
The Brahman baseball team celebrate their 7-0 victory over
Bradenton Southeast Friday evening at Brahman Field.


fr--.-


Brahman starting pitcher Blake Marsocci warmed up prior to
the semi-final regional baseball game Friday night.


Brahmans trample Bradenton Southeast 7-0


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The Brahman baseball team
(18-10) played host to the Semi-
noles of Bradenton Southeast (14-
11) Friday evening at Brahman
Field in front of a large, enthusias-
!tic hometown crowd. There was
-a great deal riding on the out-
-come -of this game for both
teams. The winner would
advance to the Regional finals
against the winner of the Boca
Raton/Bradenton Bay shore game
that was also being played on Fri-
day. As the game came to an end,
team and fans alike celebrated as
the Brahmans shut out the 'Noles
17-0. Shortly after the game began,
'information spread through the
*crowd that Boca Raton had beat-
en Bay Shore 6-1 and would host
the winner of the Brahman/Semi-
nole game Tuesday evening in
Boca.
The Brahmans looked confi-
dent and strong as they took to
Sthe field with senior Blake Mar-
.socci on the mound.
Seminole Adam Slaman set
the tone of the game by slamming
Marsocci's first pitch through the
infield for a single. As the second
S'Nole also hit a single, the Brah-
rman defense took control and
quickly put the 'Noles away with
two left stranded.
Brahmans Cody Storey, Mar-
.socci and Duenas all reached
.base, but the inning ended with-
out anyone crossing home.
The teams battled back and
'forth through the next four
innings with the Brahmans mak-
,ing two brilliant double plans to
send the 'Noles back to the
:dugout in the second and fourth
:innings.
In the top of the fifth with two


out, Seminole David Castor
received a free pass. He advanced
to second and then attempted to
steal third. It became a cat and
mouse game as he stopped,
turned and attempted to return to
second, then turned again and
raced toward third only to stop
again and turn for second. The
Brahmans seemed to enjoy play-
ing with him before finally tagging
him out.
The game changed for the
Brahmans in the bottom of the
fifth. Travis Rogers, Duane Bow-
man and Storey received free
passes loading the bases. An error
on the part of the Seminole third
baseman opened the door for
speed up runner J.R. Suarez to
race home for the first run of the
game.
Duenas hit a sacrifice fly and
earned an RBI as Storey crossed
the plate to put the Brahmans in
the lead at the end of the fifth 2-0.
In the top of the sixth, the
Brahmans gave Marsocci a rest
and send Myke Davidson to the
mound. Davidson took little time
in dispatching the Seminole bat-
ters back to their dugout.
Davidson and Mike Wise both
received free passes. With the
next two Brahmans going down,
Bowman zeroed in on the ball
and hit a strong double also earn-
ing him an RBI as a Brahman
streaked across home plate. The
Brahmans were now up 3-0,
bringing Storey up to bat.
With excitement mounting on
and off the field, Storey took aim
and nailed the ball for a triple to
right field bringing home two
more Brahman runners. The
score was now 5-0, but the Brah-
mans were not yet finished. Mar-
socci was not to be outdone by
his teammate Storey. He


The smile on the face of Brahman J.R. Suarez says it all as
the Brahmans celebrated their semi-final win against Braden-
ton Southeast Friday evening. They will now travel to Boca
Raton Tuesday evening to meet Boca in the Regional finals.


slammed the ball for a triple of his
own and earning an RBI as anoth-
er Brahman runner crossed the
plate. The score was now 6-0 with
two out.
Duenas singled to left bringing
home yet another run. The inning
ended with the Brahmans leading.
7-0.
Chris Cyr took the mound for
the Brahmans in the top of the
seventh. Cyr took little time in
ending the contest.'
The scene was the same on
and off the field. With the crowd


still screaming, flashes going off
like fireworks and the announcer
shouting that the Brahmans
would be heading to Boca for
regional finals, the team congrat-
ulated each other, then turned
and extended their hands to the
Seminoles of Bradenton South-
east for a hard fought game.
The Regional finals will take
place in Boca Raton on Tuesday.
For information on the time or
directions to the field, contact
Okeechobee High School at 462-
5025.


COME MEET AND GET To KNOW LOCAL ARTISTS
NANCY DALE AUTHOR
WHERE THE SWALLOWTAIL KITE SOURS
&
DARLENE HARRIS NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE IN EVERGLADES
COME SAMPLE OUR FAVORITE SMOKE HOUSE PRODUCTS FREE
ON THE DECK AT CHAPPY'S COUNTRY STORE
MAY 7TH 3P.M. TO 6P.M.
863-946-2333 1205 EAST SR 78 Lakeport



Gracias por visitarnos en la exhibition del
5 de Mayo
No dejen de llamarnos para prestamos y
compra de propiedades.


!rsi



evcsIA


r COUPON MUST BE PRESENTED AT TIME OF RENTAL q

I Daily Rental
I











Weekend Specials $8.50 per day*
'Choose from a variety of vehicles $18.95** & up


wI ww.gladesmotors.com
*friday 4 p.m. Monday 8 a.m. 50 miles ree. Over 50 miles .20 a mile. "50 miles Free Over 50 miles .20 a mile
.. . .a. .11,_ L - --- - -
I
I


IJ, AAtr' A ric"~'i4A I


hI XI


IF















Make up to $2,500

by filling in the space above!

4 lines for 2 weeks 1 used item or

Price must be grouping per ad-
priced at $2,500
included in adr less

Private parties* Independent
Newspapers

$2,500 or less for absolutelyfree! 2 lSpe users vesteri to



Okeechobee News

Toll Free 877-353'-2424

E-Mail: classad@newszap.com
EMi:classad@newszap.com


Your time




is precious


Okeechobee


oketechojt
S* Cone term


en


Okeechobee New


,,,W


People have so much to do and so little time to do it.

To help you deal with your time constraints, we pack this little
newspaper with lots of relevant and useful information.

We want you to learn what you need to know quickly, so you can
experience and enjoy your community fully.

How are we doing?

Let us know by mailing feedback@newszap.com or calling your
editor.





Okeechobee News


Community Service Through Journalism


Christy 2Icrrera
(561) 718-1113




Roberto Huguet
(863) 357-4436


210 N.W. Park St., Suite 203,
Okeechobee, FL 34972


m


. o ,






8 The Okeechobee News, Sunday, May 15,2005


"0110amlotgdrug%4


rrdwvvue I 1m4itoe


10 9 A 0 .


. 1 f .


I % fil 1. 4 1


S r


ob qfwl4oam


L'.

LA


Finally...A Roofing Company
You Can Trust!
U.S. Army Corps Approved Contractor
& GAF Approved Contrator
New Replacement Repair


Dimensional Shingles Flat Roofs
Metal Roofs Tile Roofs

GRACE

ROOFING COMPANY


To i...Ae Tt Sr~~ Okee.iokee Commrnuxtes


Okeechiobee
I' P RLrIC ..D.-..r- I, F ad


Belle Glade
200 S. M.-air- rreet


"Copyrighted Material


Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"


Ask For Daniel Curtis Lic. 7CC C057998


a
^ yIflc


Expenenced, Oi.W F, tmgeic Sa mripts I and lCde ir t BML. EivMU ifuENm
< Y Field Trips Included in Tuition
Water Days
S*Arts & Crafts
Air Condition Transportation
Se* Meals Provided
.* Contracted With The School Readiness Coalition
Call For Information & Camp Calendar

M, Military Police Fire Department Siblings


[ Meet The "Girls" Of QUALITYA/C & PLUMBING


SUNRISE APPLIANCE
New, Used, Scratch & Dent
Full Factory Warranty
LOWEST Prices Guaranteed
Save More In Moore Haven

101 US Hq27MoorewHaven F41"

nodi-ay'dNayi96 U



] hfliaster-rd-isa


863-946-2666


L.ftto Right
Toni Lee
Receptionist! CuLstomer Service Rep
.Jenifer Schee
Assistant Operations NMgr.
T.J. Anderson
Accounts Coordinator
Nikki Mancil
L-arke ting," C L:tomepr Service Rep


Kryjs Johnson
Dispatcher ICustomer Service Rep
Owners:
Bud & Ami Neese

These ladies are MORE THAN ready, willing and able to assist
you with your home comfort needs, give us a call!!


-..m mob.-



,low -









4s- -a


*

* a -
-~ a,- a, a a,
* a, a,- -
a, a.
* a,
* a S

- -~ ~ S a,
-. aa a,5
- **~a,


a,. *a,


a -
__ 'a, a,
a, a,.. a, a,
-a,.- ~a, a -*
a,- -*,*a,* a,-.
* a, -
* *

- ~. -,a,
- -~ -
a, -- a, a,- ~
- *a, a -
a,
a, a,- a, ~
a,- -~ -
a

a -
- a, a, a, a,
a, a -.- a


Ships' registry: The Bahamas and Panama. No purchase necessary. Must be present to win. Management reserves the right to change or cancel promotions at any time.
Drawing tickets and official rules available at the casino. Must be 18 or older to participate. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call 1-888-ADMIT-IT.


a,





a,

a


- .


I Free: 1-866-253-1832


0


o


*


- *>







AGRICULTURE 9


The Okeechobee News, Sunday, May 15, 2005


Livestock

Report


May 11
Cows
Breaking
Cutter
Canner
Bulls
1000-1500
1500-200C

Calves
Cows
Strs
Hfrs
Bulls
Yrlngs
Mix Total


0,2005
$64.00
$62.00
$48.00
0 $67.00
0 $65.50
Monday Tuesday
1588
366
14
37
43
98
2146


,Med#1 Steers
150-200
185-200
250-300
150-170
152-175
143-160
400-450
118-125
109-120
109-121
600-650
Med #2 Steers
150-195
200-250
150-175
125-150
120-139
110-129


Hfrs
200-250
180-210
170-185
300-350
132-146
125-134
128-139
450-500
550-600
104-112
108-110
Hfrs
160-200
165-175
139-150
128-139
109-129
109-116


66.00
64.50
54.00
71.50
72.50


Small #1
150-200 X X
'250-300 X X
.300-350 X X
Everything ,is still looking good
:on the selling end of things. Not
much change in the calf market.
Cows and bulls were a little high-
er, probably $2. Top calf price was
M & W Farms of Labelle with a
high of $2.60. Larson Dairy #5 of
Okeechobee topped the cow
market with a high of $67. We still
have a-good set of cows for sale,
bred and with calves.
See Ya' Next Week
Todd .

Forecasting

system helps

farmers
TALLAHASSEE Farmers in
the Southeastern United States
can now learn about changes in
.seasonal climate patterns earlier
than ever, thanks to a new long-
term forecasting system devel-
'oped by the Southeast Climate
Consortium (SECC), a partner-
ship among six universities in
Alabama, Flordca and Georgia.
.SECC researchers are using
data that has been collected daily
for the past 50 years from 214
weather stations in Alabama,
Florida and Georgia to make
county-by-county forecasts that
farmers can view on the Internet.
The SECC, which produces its
forecasts at Florida State Universi-
ty in Tallahassee, has issued the
first in a series of quarterly fore-
casts aimed at helping farmers
reduce risks to their crops and
increase their, odds of a success-
ful growing season.
The SECC's new spring out-
look indicates that unseasonably
heavy rain in March has
recharged soil moisture, thereby
allowing crops to flourish.
"March rainfall was up to
three times above normal in
Georgia," said David Stooksbury,
a SECC researcher and state cli-
matologist at the.University of
Georgia in Athens. "By the middle
of April, soil moisture across
most of Georgia is ranked near
the 80th percentile for this time of
the year. This means that in 80
out of 100 years we would expect
soils to be drier in mid-April than
they currently are."
Recent heavy rains have also
reduced the risk of wildfires this
season, the SECC spring outlook
said. The outlook is based on the
Keetch Byram Drought Index,
which provides a monthly assess-
ment of wildfire risks in the
Southeast.
"The SECC approach to fore-
casting is based on climate phas-
es and works great during an El
Nifio or a La Nifia phase, but it's
less useful during what's called a
neutral phase," Stooksbury said.
"For the past two years, the
Southeast has been in a neutral
phase," said Jim O'Brien, director
of the Center for Ocean- Atmos-
pheric Prediction Studies at FSU.
"People often assume that a neu-
tral phase will bring average
weather."
But, he said, that's not true.
"Weather can be all over the
place from dry to wet or aver-
age in a neutral phase. Still,
there's-currently no indication of
drought this summer, so chances
are good that crops will have ade-
quate moisture," he said.
Mr. Stopksbury also said that,
with the variability associated
with day-to-day weather during
the neutral phase, a cold spell or
two is still possible across much
of the Southeast.
SECC's Web site, http://agcli-
mate.org, is available to the pub-
lic and provides monthly fore-
casts of rainfall and temperature
for all counties in Alabama, Flori-
da and Georgia.


Courtesy photo
The Brahman FFA Meat Judging Team finished fourth in the state in competition against 18
other high school teams. The competition was held at the University of Florida meat lab in
Gainesville. The team members were (left to right) Brian Dryden, coach and advisor, Angela
Cline, Felicia Seltzer and Brianna Friar.


Brahman FFA team takes




fourth in state competition


The four-girl Brahman FFA
Meat Judging Team traveled to the
University of Florida meat lab in
Gainesville to compete against 18
other high school teams in identi-
fying and judging a variety of meat
cuts from beef, pork and lamb.
They were also tested on carcass
evaluation and grading. This part
of the competition required math
skills to determine placement of
each carcass.


The Okeechobee High School
team finished fourth in the state.
Team member Angela Cline fin-
ished ninth in individual competi-
tion. Brianna Fryar finished in
11th place.
Throughout the year students
learned to evaluate and select the
most favorable cuts from different
carcasses. Labeling and grading
'meat cuts were also covered. This
grading tells the consumer


Everything digital has come down
In price cameras, call phones.
watches, DVDs.
So why hasn't digital cable?

Why is digital cable
so expensive
With DISH Natwor, get oer 60 great
hannefa. Inudi.ng local channel*.
' tarting at unMt $31.9/mo.
SNo equipment to buy
No DISH Network commitment
SFre 2-room DVR receiver upgrade
SFre HD rcatlvetr upgrade
SFree Standard Professional Iotallatlon
on up to 4 TV-
swed te tDISH NetwoAnked swel




Alliance Satcom
8840 Hwy. 78 West (863) 467-1120

.LEE Eif" EF:P.E ai E~ilf f t .- : :


whether the meat they intend to
purchase is prime, choice, select
or standard.
The competition is held annu-
ally at the University of Florida
meats lab, and is sponsored by
the University and FFA.
The Brahman team will be rec-
ognized and receive their award
in June at the annual FFA State
Convention.


To save time and money by having the ne4s-
paper delivered to your home, call Reader
")i I 3 i
















Services at 1-877-353-2424 or e-mail
readerserices@ne\vszap.com. s







If you'ree already a subscriber and have a ne -

questions or requests about your home
delivery, call Reader Services at .
1-877-353-24-4 or e-mail
readerservices@(newszap.com.


Okeechobee News


ITreasure Coast Dermatology

Specializing in the Treatment of Skin Cancer
Mohs Surgery Diseases of Skin, Hair & Nails *

Tim loannides, M.D. and Rick Romagosa, M.D.
are pleased to welcome

Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., PhD


:. .


Board Certifed
by the
American Board
of Dermatology


Stuart
221-3330
448 SE Osceola St.


to Treasure Coast Dermatology,

and announce the opening of their new office:

Okeechobee
863-467-9555
1924 US Highway 441, N.

in addition to


Felows
of the
American Society
for Mobs Surgery


St. Lucie West Vero Beach
878-3376 778-7782
1100 St. Lucie West Blvd., #105 1995 39th Ave.


Medicare, Humana, Employers Mutual accepted
Seea Bard332 eDerBatlBgsBSS.. Se 3EB


bae s t r


N 0w n dTH


n pj '


APY*


Bump-Up


Available for a
limited time only!


,.OOOW
N~U~
1010 0,00 0e0


Get the best rate now and the
best rate three years from now.
Open your 60-month Bump-up Certificate
today, and if rates rise, you'll have the option
to bump up your certificate after 36 months
to the prevailing rate for a MIDFLORIDA
60-month certificate. So do the BUMP... today!


MIDFILORID
What A Bank Should Be
www.midflorida.com
Stop by today! Or call 467-FREE


Okeechobee 2105 S. Parrotl Ave. / South Sebring 3863 U.S. 2; S. / North Sebring 6io5 US 27 N / Wauchula i,9o Hwy. 17 N. / Lake Wales 23,; S.P 60 W. / Bartow 10, LE.Vaf Fleet Dr.
North Winter Haven 2075 8th Si. N.W. / South Winter Haven 5540 'iypiess Gardens Blvd. / Auburndale 2146 U.S. Hwy. 92 W. / Haines City ioo6 Old Polk City Rd. / Tower-Lakeland 29 S. Keniuc.v Ave.
Central Lakeland 155t Gary Road / Holllngsworth 3008 S Florida Ave / South Lakeland 6040 5. Florida Ave. / North Lakeland 1090 Wedgewood Esilaes Blvd. / Poinciana 911 Towne Center Dr.
*Cintio 6 Bllt r.. '.. 8' I. U i.. 'l r JO' .'sI0 .0 *jbl.:I lb o qt-.jr. ou llb l -' m it 1-li.T.. lafJ lr ..e., rT .-. '-or ri. d elm.:.. .'. .' o ,r.1 n- mrn .n ..,l, JM,,--,m i...:1 .-.I it 'jO' ',T )?,'>T r I! u 1 JI0 pC, 1 on n T irhG .ii.tl p~ r,:, f .La.^c .rI.|'JI 's b~iCrJ
.*A r, in ff.Ipllrrj I' il lta rir] a1 i r .lll.- I. li e .:rl.ll,. ll.;:ri. urb ill -ilhnly t p, -r.Ir, mI L, 1 ..r ?- ., I3 .. ,*i,1M ..,Il. t ,l r m ilurit, OC.ner r..-. id all l .l :,r LirhI -fi arl: ren.- l. l O -tp-..' n'- I"'.ijr-.J up i. i lu I 0":0 ir.r u.h N*.IJA. l... ll ri..i Ult op, h:.n nr m t..n hr IC. t.um p
up >. i :. Jl r .Itdr.ji i I.e ppr I .-. -ie .1 3 M IOl l i llD4 60 3r ,i3nlr 'b.:nil., if. lor ailr.I, 131 i hr l. r .i, .: i F., :1. I',F. te ,n _,...f s ir .:,s *:l :ur rep .il:..i.r r. 3b1, i nu lrf..:.l 1 .Lf.EJ il t 1 rit..".. 'p : l burr.p up d3 re '.ij nIT hj, r.l t, IllJ) raa tHm Ihr
ir..rtr ui*in 1i 1? m.:..ilr inio..'.m-rln ,I iu. CA V ui.; to r i .: r.. ...l'. ,.' ulr l.l'.'- ..5' 1 r .5|U.I.T.r.!, 1' U Im.il' ru.i Tif. ir.o. ..lur.. .o r .'er' a r.r .Tent. b rafr..p iir. l.4IL lLrIO r .l l l Cf''.J Lir..C. 0.-r .Ti, .o, u. r. r. rd,.n. r r .f-i ., .W.;1 p..pr l, irrurtilull.n.'il Or.r..T.'b .r.L


Fort Pierce
464-6464
1801 South 23rd St., #5


Announcing
the A






10 The Okeechobee News, Sunday, May 15,2005


Briefs

You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children are abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for their children, the question is whose
children are these? The answer is they belong to all of us. You can
help abused and neglected children by donating your operational
car, boat, truck or other vehicle to Kids In Distress by calling (954)
390-7620. Kids In Distress is a community-supported agency dedi-
cated to the care, treatment and prevention of child abuse and neg-
lect. They have locations in Broward and Palm Beach County.

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

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

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

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

American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for nurses and Action Team
Volunteers to be a part of our Disaster Action Team (DAT). DAT is
made up of a group of trained volunteers who respond to local dis-
;asters. If you would like to giveof your timeand talents to help local
,citizens in time of disaster, please call Andy or'?andac at the Ameri-
?can Red Cross-Okeech6bee branch at (863) 768-2488" .

Child care help
is now available
The Early Learning Coalition has funding for child care for eligible
children from birth through age 12 on a first-come, first-served basis
while funding is available. There is no waiting list. Parents must: be a
resident of Okeechobee County; meet income guidelines; and be
working, or going to school or a combination of both for at least 20
hours per week. For information, call (866) 273-6340.

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 walkers, 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 Tuesdays 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.


0 a %.W__ quo&
0bo 4 w


noV L WO m d
ft '1.- 41


'Copyrighted Material

Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers" -


%W NE


0o
*Q





o*


At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
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 and 9 p.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". Admis-
sion 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.


|New 2005 Navigator Ultimate Packa

$559.00 a month*
.." o.. n 3rd Row Seats, No Charge Power Deplorable ,u
:,Migh Intensity Head Lights, Power Moon Roof Pbwer Lift.



N.W Avenue L *Bele


Did You Know This?


* Hospice care is available to
anyone facing life-limiting illness.
No one is refused-hospice care, regardless
of ability to pay. 4 1 e I
* Hospice team members are available
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Hospice offers special grief counseling and
support programs for family members.


as possible with


BIG LAKE ,


Provider of Hospi CE
Provider of Hospice & Palliative Care


Hospice is not about dying. It is about living life as fully
dignity and compassion.


309 N.W. Fifth Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972

(863) 763-0707


1915 2005


CHURCH ANNIVERSARY





First Baptist Church

401 S.W. 4th Street, Okeechobee, FL
SUNDAY SCHOOL ~ 9:15 a.m.

COMBINED WORSHIP ~ 10:30 a.m.
Rev. Richard E. Whipple, Pastor (1966-1996)
(Group picture in front of church at 11:50 a.m.)

DINNER & PROGRAM FOLLOWING
in the Recreation Outreach Center (located west of church)
Meat and dessert provided. Please bring large covered dish.

Come be a part of the Anniversary Choir,
directed by Mike Zierden (Former Minister of Music)

Historical artifacts on display








The Okeechobee News, Sunday, May 15, 2005 11

II II&"


lbabS


Wom


SU
d OPMM
-m 4
4om do


46


0
- _


~0


44 emm 41
-4 -2IIP
40 M


.&WO.

nowww om*


Q~" 400000 e
- -. -


W ~%*0 %


rob


0 041& 46 0


,J -.N) ,. -- ft -Moe



S, *

i--- -^--S*Syndicated Content -0-M-



fAvailable from Commercial News Providers";


S- -ow4 o"


Ptbnts v FwnsiF, Too
4MOtfM0 f- O OM S ~co
41 t f m ft ft m f a m m _


one& 0ft ab- U--


4me cow

ftM du


0
S.

0O
S


S. S

0 S


l 0


*
0


* 0 0
* See
@0


* *


S S@..


jam S S


- mda o-%mm-o



1w dM %P M- OE




4mmm 0 l~d --

- top 4b mmmme--N





44c -


~* -. -
b - -
~- -~

-~ .


-


T
0-






ftmo


NM f- a
=mom 4
-ddb


- db q-m


Qm q 0 4bq 000 Imw- a *


WIEW


am-dbe
&No"


8


&am


amm am 0 dm #AM
"mow
ql 4b 40


AL


409mulsop o Qb 41110 4omw







12 Okeechobee News, May 15, 2005







lauS li ds 8
MRas* AID Se /L





1-877.353-2 424 ABSOLUTELF I
nr nv personal it6ms fonr sale under $2 500


Recreation




Automobiles I




Public Notices

HdI'88A0 A


More Papers Mean More Readers!
Reach more readers when you run
your ad in several papers in
our newspaper network.


consists of eight papers one
daily and seven weeklies. An ad run in all these newspapers will
reach more than 164,000 readers*!

Call Today For Details!
- Sources Pulse Research Ilarket Survey, Smmons Market Research INI Market Research Centerifp
Rules for placing FREE ads!
To qualify, your ad j
Must be for a personal item (No commercial items, pets or animals)
Must fit into 1. 2 inch .- -
S.(that's 4 lines, approximately 23 characters per line) -. .
(H: Must include only one item and its price i
(remember it must be S2,500 or less) L
Call us! ,
No Fee, No Catch, No Problem!


For LegalMAds:
legald9d@newszop.com


For All OlCer aossfied
Advertising:
classiod@newszap.com

Mo' n-Fri / Mon-Fri
8 oa F 5 pn. 8 aa r 6 pm
8c m1 1)pa n n o ,-
/ Saturday
-& f a. n


rni
VISA


Emlymn
FullTime 0205


Empoy'ed
Ful, Tme 20


Emlymn
Ful Tie 020


-mploymint
F|~ull ime 020


$26,000.00/YR. TO START

'*NOW HIRING*

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

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

FAX RESUME TO 467-2402


Okeechobee Newsi

The Okeechobee News ij currendly seeking an
enerenric. -elf-motivated FULL TI-E circulatiorn
a__i-stant.
7The right applicant must have:
Clais D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
References
The Dailu Okecchobec New'- offers:
Potennal for advancement
A urmque vork en, tronment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitve pa\ and benrEit-
Benehts Package
Generous time oft program





tart a neo. career in th much needed tield ot
riursing as a Cterrhed Nuriring As :itant Complete the
Hli'pitabrh -: tarni o:ure trainirg .at OkEliob.te
Heilthire Fajcibt and beccime a CN N ir 4 .s NE'..t
dla" b'egirn sorn Instrrctor RN ..priernced teacher ha-
a v'r., high CNAevam pas.-mng rate Qualjtid CNA- .are
then Eligible lor LPN rrai'-wrig. .ood benenLts
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
I







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


Reading a newspaper
' helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cesstul people


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


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
ANSWER TO TODAY'S PUZZLE


A L 0 E|S C|H|A S|T|E 01
RAN C H H A' T P I N A
MUSCUL AR BILL H
0 R E L I M EAN RU




R A T ECA P SE
youSlAo AA u i MB ERU
E|SP MA GENETIC FE[
A|LEC SNI T EL
SUNU | PD AE U DE DII


ON ESAG l|G EARSIsp III
UF T CJIA G 0BBA TT
|S|A|NERM EBON 0 N Y -E
PALACEGAR|Exm ALT
AT 0 N E F 0 R UA T E R|
R 0 ADS SI G N 0 L E R U
AIDs T O|E PASTE|


you looked for is ? 1rson in town.

1 LAND A UCTION


380 +/- ACRES
NW l2tBi Avenue NW 56t1blr enl
L3e OkC*eclibee E:lale,: ,o rhrtj-ce Flord
4uh i:en LO'rniuIed O Su -
11:00 A.M.* THURSDAY MAY 19
SaTi *C'uO '.-I, e sa:e P 'ute u6 ir.,, 3i C,.r3.*, Ocr u 3-' A : 0i! OC ,
and Palm Tree' Hlmm.n.. E. ll- il P -l PUP ad Fhluni.u. Ej a' Par.l i- j
*[hI I Iju. n p A Ces A e ll" rI r ,#10i lr T.aun ,ul 1m, Lk-?e
li e ow:litie 3rid nm lver O ,r 0 ,ri L.. Bsluhu lFil 13 1 i Llari uil ed i tr
Parwhc ar-Elle; H-i.mes Gi 'i A f sir inTrl OppiilunitW
Prnei5oews 'l b tA'- f tV iLeni'rd ri..-r u, iP. rP fun
1-800-659-7004 .auncoaucla
g IAL w nalliuiJnco rbOnAcOho rA
A M ', A BlIJ.-AUK4) J FPLA 1R
Need a few more Ducks,
to purchase something How do you find job
deer? Pick up some in today's competitive
extra bucks when you market? In the
sell your used Items In 'employment section
the classifelds. of the classified


Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have


05/15/05
The classileds are the
most successful sales-


'* 6. %.l -- %. a.l


IDU
qapm-.4

- a










"o af
_loo-

41IMP d



-~
NW 4

-W a -q
GU
401PN

p


qam

* a-

-
doom

do a


a

* ~a


* a.
* --.a a

*
a.
4







*
-
a
*

a
a a

a

''V



p..

p..


aw 0
qfta. .b


IM0 G

a a q





Mo -w-I




-40



40" 2OW-d


0)


0








IE




E
0
so---


Gowan
* a
doqf
a.4w4
a.o
-M* mmf


*
* a.
a. a.
C
* ~
* -


a.


* -
a.


a. -a.
0


* = a -
a a.


..... 0


* *



^t^,* *


Vr *


*io 0


0 0 0


0 *


o o0lb


One man's trash is
another man's treas- Buying a car? Look in When doing hosechoresis
ure. Turn your trash the classified. Selling doing you in, its time to
to treasure with an ad a car? Look in the look for a helper in the
in the classified. classified. classified.


0. 0

0 0*


* 0 *


Grab a bargain from your Looking for a place to
neighbor's garage, attic, hang your hat? Look
basenlent or closet in no further than the
today's classified, classified.


Announcements1 Merchandise I Mobile Homes

unI IId I


Employment I




Financial I


Ser


vices
--- ------


-.Nr-


i


800


t
o


wp


or 0 0 0

millorwo


_ i A i A A






Okeechobee News, May 15, 2005


I-l


I ',0I 551


i-m


mI


Emlomet
Ful im I00


Emlymn
FullTim


Emlymn
Ful im I20


SUNDAY MORNING MAY 15, 2005
6:00 6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30

W WPTV Hablando House News (cc) Today (s) (cc) Meet the Press (cc) News (cc) Investing Talk About Money
(B WPEC Paid Marktwtc- Paid Paid Health Bus. Rpt. CBS News Sunday Morning (s) Nation Humana |Paid
6D WTCE Evans John F. Rod Parsley (cc) Ed Young Merritt Franklin David J. Hagin Ed Young Coral Ridge Hour
WPBF Forum WallSt In Touch (Part 4 of 4) Good Morning Paid Paid Matthews This Week Decorat-
SWFLX Paid Paid Feed Reel Coral Ridge Hour Fox News Sunday What's- Paid |Home Vi-
g WTVX Angel "Hel bound" (s) Paid Paid Paid Paid Gadgt- Dance Movie: ** '/2 Look Who's Talking (1989)
a WXEL |Anne Grn Jay Jay Caillou Clifford Toy Thomas Bob Build Crafts Dragonfly Lifesteps Wall Live Rich
AMC Movie Movie: Love Story (1970) (All MacGraw) Movie: **** The Graduate (1967) (Dustin Hoffman Shootout Opportn-
ANIM Animal Miracles (cc) Who Gets the Dog? Barking Mad .Animals |Animals Animal Animal The Most Extreme
A&E Paid |Paid Old |Old Breakfast With the Arts (N) (cc) Famous Movie: Unlawful Entry (1992)
BET BET Morning Inspiration Bobby Jones Gospel Video Gospel Lift Every Voice
CNN CNN 25 (N) CNN Sunday Morning Housecall Sunday Morn. On the Story (cc) CNN Live Sources
CRT Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid |Paid Paid Paid
DISC Paid Body- Paid Paid Paid Paid Alien Insect Deadly Bugs II (cc) Black Sky-Race
DISN Pooh Bear Koala Bro Wiggles Higgly JoJo Wiggles IStanley Rolie |Mouse Alvin-Frankenstein
El Paid Paid Elizabeth Taylor: True Hollywooc Story Diana Ross: The E! True Hollywood Story La Toya Jacksn
ESP2 Makeover K9 Nation Dog K9 Nation j Dog On It Makeover Gun Dog Dog Target SpanFly DragRace NHRA
ESPN SportsCtr SportsCenter (cc) SportsCenter (cc) NBA SportsCtr Lines Reporters SportsCenter (Live) (cc)
EWTN Padre Alberta Chaplet Rosary Sunday Mass: Our Lady Book- Prayer Original Mysteries Holy Rsry
FAM Paid Facts Rangers Battle Robot Robot Robot Robot Robot Robot Rangers W.I.T.C.H.
HGTV Paid Paid House House House Room Before Dream Ground Land- Land- Yard
HIST History History History of 3ritain Historys History History's Mysteries Battle. Detect. Mail Call Murders
LIFE Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Golden Golden Movie: *1/2 Changes
NICK Thorn- Arnold Rocket Rugrats Neutron Neutron Sponge Sponge Oddpar- Oddpar- Phantom [Avatar
SCI Paid Paid Paid Paid Body- Paid Movie: 1/2 Godzilla vs. Megalon (1976) (cc) Godzilla vs. Gigan
TBS Cosby (s) Bloopers (s) (cc) Movie: ** Message in a Bottle (1999) (Kevin Costner) Movie: ** A Perfect Murder (1998) (PA)
TCM Movie: *** The Canterville Ghost (1944) Movie: ** Gallant Bess (1946) (cc) (DVS) Movie: **1/2 Dangerous When Wet (1953)
TLC Paid Bosley Body- Paid Paid Paid Trading Spaces In a Fix While You Were Out
SPIKE Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Paid Stooges IStooges Max MLB |Car WWE Exper.
TNT The Lost World (s) Movie: *** Arachnophobia (1990) (cc) Movie: **/2 Wolf (1994) (Jack Nicholson) (cc) Salem
UNI Fuera Locos Tu Desayuno Alegre: Fin C6mplices al Rescate (El) IQu6 Locura Reptblica Deportiva
USA Coach (s) Coach (s) Comfort Paid Paid Paid Movie: Murder at the Presidio (2005) (cc) PGA Tour Sunday

HBO (5:15) Movie: Shrek 2 Movie: ***2 Cousins (1989) (Ted Danson Movie: *** Men in Black (1997) (s) 'PG-13' Costas NOW (s (cc
SHOW Movie: *** To Sir, With Love (1967) 'NR' |Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie'G' |Movie: ** Agent Cody Banks ** Memories of Me
TMC (5:30) Movie Little Bigfoot 2: Journey Home |Movie: ** Bulletproof Monk (2003) 'PG-13' |Movie: The Miracle Worker 'NR'


SUNDAY AFTERNOON MAY 15, 2005
[_ [12:00 12:30 1:00 1 1:30 2:00 2:30 3:00 3:30 4:00 4:30 5:00 5:30

g WPTV Poker Arena Football: New York Dragons at Tampa Bay Storm. (LiVe) (s) Golf: Celebrity Tournament
9 WPEC Athlete IPaid Paid Gardens Paid Health PGA Golf: EDS Byron Nelson Championship-- Final Round. (Live)
CD WTCE Love Worth Finding McClend- M Finley Conley White King Is Bishop P. | Cornerstone (cc) |Rod P. IDickow
0 WPBF Paid Paid Remarkable Journey Latin Lif Rebecca NBA NBA Basketball: Playoffs -- Teams TBA. (Live)
) WFLX Fresh Pr. Seinfeld Buffy Vampire Matlock (s) (cc) Movie: ** Star Wars: Episode I --The Phantom Menace (1999)
a) WTVX Movie: *1/ The Next Best Thing (2000) Movie: **1/2 Pushing Tin (1999) Movie: **1/2 Grumpy Old Men (1993)
0 WXEL For the Young, Fabulous and Broke More Yoga Florida Florida Florida Museums Un- 1 on 1

AMC (11:30) Movie: Opportunity |Movie: *1/2 Switching Channels (1988) Movie: ***Smokey and the Bandit (1977) Jewel-
ANIM Jeff Corwin Barking Mad |Wjld Kingdom (cc) |Genesis Awards 2005 Animal Cops Detroit
A&E (10:30) Movie Movie: *** Scent of a Woman (1992) (Al Pacino) (cc) Ask This AIl Year Sell Sell
BET To Be Announced Movie: Something to Sing About (2000) Jazz Special Fannie Inspira-
CNN Late Edition Primetime (cc) People in the News |ln the Money (cc) CNN Live Sunday CNN 25 (cc)
CRT Safety Challenge NYPD Blue (s) (cc) Movie: Power of Attorney (1995) Movie: Protection (2001) (Stephen Baldwin)
DISC Space Station It Takes a Thief Excavators (cc) MythBusters (cc) Human Computer Who Killed King Tut
DISN (11:00) Movie: Alvin Whiskers jProud So Raven |Phil Suite Life ILizzie Lilo lWhiskers Dragon jKim
El Janet Jackson: THS Lisa Marie: The E! True Hollywood Story Corey Feldman: THS Emmanuel Lewis Culkin: THS
ESP2 New York'Auto IndyCar Racing: Indianapolis 500 Time Trials. From Indianapolis. LPGA Golf: Chick-fil-A Charity Championship
ESPN SportsCtr I Baseball Bull Riding (cc) | Bull Riding (cc) | College Baseball: Oklahoma at Oklahoma State. (Live)
EWTN Sunday Mass: Our Lady Ordination of the Deacons of the Diocese of Rome Medita- (Virtue The World Over
FAM Full.Hse. Full He,. Boy..... Boy Smaliville "Rosetta" Smallville "Calling" Smallville "Exodus" Smaliville "Exile" (cc)
HGTV Curb Spaces 'Want,.,, Kitchen Home (Design- Decorat- Design- Design design Fab. Bathrooms
HIST Wild West Tech (cc) Wild West Tech (cc) Movie: Dances With Wolves (1990) A U.S. Cavalry officer' vision of the.American frontier.
LIFE (11:00). Movie Movie: *v2 A Piece of My Heart (2004) (cc) Movie: Confessions of an American Bride ** I Do (But I Don't)
NICK Robot lChalk- Arnold [Rock Star Rugrats |Rugrats Oddpar- O|0ddpar- [Nicktoon INicktoon Nicktoon INicktoon
SCI (11:00) Movie Movie: Curse of the Komodo (2003) (cc) Movie: ** King Cobra (1999) (Pat Morita) Movie: Dragonheart
TBS Movie: **V/2 Trapped (2002) (PA) (cc) Movie: *** Twister (1996) (Helen Hunt) (cc) MLB Baseball: Braves at Dodgers
TCM Movie: ***Y2 A Patch of Blue (1965) Movie: ***1/2 The Way We Were (1973) (cc) Movie: *** Foul Play (1978) (Chevy Chase)
TLC Trading Spaces Clean Sweep (cc) Amer. Families Rides "Skin" (cc) Overhaulin' (cc) Twister: Fury
SPIKE Car |Hrsepwer Xtreme ITrucksl Max MLB IMXC(s) Hrsepwer Hrsepwer Hrsepwer |Hrsepwer Hrsepwer Hrsepwer
TNT (11:30) Movie: Salem's Lot (2004) (Rob Lowe, Andre Braugher) (cc) Movie: **Y2 Star Trek: Insurrection (1998) Galaxy Q
UNI Repdblica Deportiva I Ftbol de la Liga Mexicana |Festival del'Humor Primer Impacto
USA Movie: ** Atomic Train (1999) A train carrying a nuclear weapon careens toward Denver. Movie: V1/2 Bulletproof (1996) (cc)

HBO Movie: The Chronicles of Riddick (2004) (s) IMovie: Malcolm X (1992) Spike Lee's portrait of the late civil rights advocate. (cc) What Girl
SHOW (11:15) Movie Movie: ** Good Boy! (2003) Movie: ** Godsend (2004) (cc) |Movie: **1/2 It Runs in the Family (2003)
TMC Movie |Movie: ** The Road to Wellville (1994) 'R' Movie: *** Stakeout (1987) (s) 'R' (cc) |Movie: Sex, Lies, and Videotape


SUNDAY PRIME TIME MAY 15, 2005
6:00 ,6:30 7:00 7:30 8:00 8:30 9:00 9:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30

a WPTV News (cc) NBC Dateline NBC (s) (cc) The Contender (s) ILaw Order: Cl Crossing Jordan (cc) News (cc) Sports-
(E WPEC News News (cc) 60 Minutes (s) (cc) Survivor: Palau The winner is revealed. (cc) Survivor: Palau (cc) News (cc) CSI
1 WTCE Jakes Meyer Youssef jHayford J. Osteen iAuthority Believers [Changing Praise the Lord (cc)
E WPBF News ABC Makeover: Home Makeover: Home Housewives Grey's Anatomy (s) News [Edition
0 WFLX Paid Seinfeld King-Hill | Malcolm Simp- JSimp- Family lAmer Dad News The X-Files (s) (cc)
SWTVX. Dance Dance Charmed (s) (cc) Charmed (N) (s) (cc) Steve Harvey Everwood (N) (s) (cc) Living |What I
I WXEL Contrary Getaways 60 Years Fla Nature (s) (cc) (DVS) Mystery! (cc) (DVS) Colonial House (s) Austin City Limits (s)

AMC (5:45) Movie: The Jewel of the Nile (1985) Movie: ** The Beverly Hillbillies (1993) Movie: *** Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
ANIM Animal Precinct Wild Kingdom The 50 Greatest TV Animals (cc) Animal X "Bigfoot" TV Animals
A&E Design IDesign Crossing Jordan (s) The First 48 (cc) IFamily |Family Intervention (cc) CSI: Miami (s) (cc)
BET (5:30) BET Inspiration
CNN CNN Live Sunday People in the News CNN 25 Larry King Live Anat-Murder CNN Sunday Night
CRT Holly- ]Justice The Investigators Cops (s) |Cops (s) Cops (s) |Cops (s) The Investigators The Investigators
DISC Who Killed King Tut American Chopper Return to Flight (N) Three Minutes Return to Flight
DISN Lizzie |Phil Suite Life |So Raven Movie: Stuck in the Suburbs |So Raven Dragon |Suite Life Phil So Raven
E! Michael Jackson: True Hollywood Story Dolly Parton IOprah Winfrey Dr. 90210 Dolly Parton
ESP2 IndyCar Racing (cc) NHRA Drag Racing: Summit Racing Equipment Southern Nationals. SportsCenter Poker (cc)
ESPN SportsCenter (Live) Baseball Tonight (cc) MLB Baseball: San Francisco Giants at Houston Astros. (Live) (cc) SportsCenter (Live)
EWTN Bene- |Classics Father Groeschel Father Corapl |Cheser- |Rosary |IEWTN Live Life on the Rock
FAM Smallville "Legacy" Smallville (s).(cc) Movie: ***/ Superman (1978) (Christopher Reeve) (cc) Las Las
HGTV Weekend |Spaces Renovatn jHouse Designed |Want Subterraneans Living on the Edge II Renovatn Kitchen
HIST Stealth and Beyond Stealth and Beyond Stealth and Beyond Hurricane-Save Conquerors (cc) Breaking Vegas (cc)
LIFE (5:00) Movie: I Do Movie: Love in Another Town (1997) (cc) Strong Medicine (cc) Strong Medicine (cc) Missing "Last Stop"
NICK Sabrina |Drake School tUnfab jZoey101 |Romeo! FullHse. FullHse. Fresh Pr, |Cosby Rose- Rose-
SCIl (5:00) Movie Movie: Dragon Fighter (2002) (Dean Cain) Movie: Dragon Storm (2004) (cc) Scare Scare
TBS (4:00) MLB Baseball Bloopers (s) (cc) Movie: ** Entrapment (1999) (PA) (cc) Movie: ** Entrapment (1999) (PA) (cc)
TCM Movie: *** Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) Movie: ** Bundle of Joy (1956) (cc). Movie: **V2 Butterfield 8(1960) (cc) (DVS)
TLC Lightning Strik Trading Spaces Stories of ER |Trapped in a Canyon: Aron Ralston Story Trading Spaces
SPIKE Hrsepwer |Hrsepwer WWE Heat Movie: ***2 Witness (1985) (Harrison Ford) (cc) Movie: ***V2 Witness (1985) (s)
TNT (5:30) Movie: *** Galaxy Quest Pregame NBA Basketball: Playoffs -- Teams TBA. (Live) (cc) Inside the NBA (cc) MoneyTIk
UNI LenteL- |Noticiero |Movie: El Que No Corre Vuela (1982), |Solamente Selena Impacto Noticiero
USA Movie: *V2 Billy Madison (1995) (cc) Movie: **V2 Liar Liar (1997) (Jim Carrey) Kojak "All Bets Off" Law & Order: SVU

HBO (5:30) Movie Movie: *** Men in Black (1997) (s) 'PG-13' Deadwood (s) (cc) Entou- Entou- Chronicles-Ridd
SHOW Movie: The Quick and the Dead (1995) 'R' *** My Best Friend's Wedding Fathers The L Word "Lacuna" The L Word "Lacuna"
TMC Movie: ** Bulletproof Monk (2003) 'PG-13' Movie: ** Jeepers Creepers 2 Movie: The Prophecy 11(1998) Movie: Ghoulies IV


r)r


SEADNG A


NEWSPAPER.,


helps you understand the
world around you..


*J I.


MHIGI UtCHUUL UIILUOMA
MINIMUM 18 YEARS OF AGE
GOOD WORK ETHICS
INTEREST IN CHILD CARE CAREER
PRESCHOOL TEACHERS


"' MUST HAVE CDA (OR BE IN
PART TIME AVAILABLE FOR
SUMMER CAMP STAFF
ELEMENTARY AGE CHILDREN
MUST ENJOY CHILDREN & Al
IN THE OUTDOORS
CLEAN DRIVING RECORD
CDL A PLUS
-vt CALL: HEATHER/KIM @ 3
-- SHARONI/ANGIE @467
etitive Pay ~ Friendly Atmosohere Car


Okeechobee Juvenile Offender Correction Center,
a residential program for high and maximum risk
males committed to the Dept. of Juvenile Justice
is recruiting for a Principal, academic/vocational
teachers, and teacher aides/paraprofessionals.
Creativity and a high energy level along with ap-
propriate Florida certifications are desired. Prin-
cipal requires a minimum Bachelors Degree with
previous experience at supervisory level. Mas-
ters Degree and certification in education leader-
ship are preferred. Principal will direct the overall
educational program. Academic teachers in ,
English, Math, Social Studies, Science, ESE, PE,
and Health must have Bachelors Degree or have
passed subject area exam. Middle grade inte-
grated curriculum certification will be accepted.
Vocational teachers must have at a minimum of
6 years experience in one of the vocational
trades of cooking, carpentry, secretary, or build-
ing construction. Teacher aides/paraprofession-
als will assist with security and will assist
instructors in executing lesson plans while
maintaining high standards of classroom learn-
ing.
Make a difference in a teen's life by
mailing or faxing your resume to:
Securicor New Century
9609 Gayton Road, Suite 100
Richmond, Virginia 23238
Attn: Human'Resources
Fax: 804-754-3451
Or send resume by e-mail to:
randall.atkins(us.securicor.com
Positions are immediately available. Criminal
Background Screening/Drug Free Work-
place/EOE

ATTENTION PLUMBERS
Local company with more than 20 years
track record in Okeechobee wants
= <=:ll&[4=1iI~ t=l" l :l
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
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


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

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


Find it faster Sell It sooner
in the classifieds


READING A NEWSPAPER...
Sle l ds you to the besl
products and services.


How fast can your car
go? It can go even
aster when you sell it
in the classified.


REAVINGA

HEPS YOU
UNDIETAD
STHEWORU
mmNDO~ I


SThe most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.


PROCESS)


Ispecial Notice, 071551


PRE-K TEACHERS WWw,.hampS
F haircuts.com
VENTURESCUSTOMER SERVICE
DVENTURES |Auto Salvage Yard.
Computer skills req. Salary
dependent on experience.
Benefits available.
57-1400 (863)763-2161/697-6077
-9908 DRIVERS & HELPERS
reer Opportunities (Must be 21)
Must have CDL. Exc.
Benefits! Apply at
Wastes Management
I lnc.10800 NE 128
Ave.Okeechobee, FL
I 34972. No phone
.. .calls pleasOeI

Announcements
I I DRIVERS NEEDED
Must be experienced & have
In.port.an Infoim,aicr, a class A CDL Apply
Please read your ad carefully @ Syfrett Feed co. 3079
the first day it appears. In NW 8th Street
case of an inadvertent error, keechobee
please notify us prior to the Okeechobee
deadline listed. We will not EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
be responsible for more than e f A
i incorrect insertion, or for Needed forAgHarvesting.
more than the extent of the Pay dependant on exp.
ad rendered valueless by (863)467-9929
such errors. Advertiser
assumes responsibility for all Experienced Painters
statements, names and con- Helper for body shop
tent of an ad, and assumes Call 772-260-6577
responsibility for any claims all 772-260-6577
against Independent
Newspapers, All advertising FL Communy Heat
is subject to publisher's Centers has the following
approval. The publisher position available:
reserves the right to accept COMMUNITY LIAISON
or reject any or all copy, and Must have valid FL drivers lic
to insert above the copy the and good drivingrecord.
word "advertisement'. All od ding record.
ads accepted are subject to Ep. with Hid VAm and
credit approval. All ads mu knowledge of community
conform to Independent resources helpful.
Newspapers' style and are Bilingual pref.
restricted to their proper Fax resume to:
classifications. Some classi- 863-357-2991 or apply @
fied categories require 1100 N. ParrottAve.
advance payment. These Okeechobee, FL
classifications are denoted
with an asterisk *. EOE/DFWP
Auctions 105 FT DRUM CITGO
Car Pool 110 Is seeking qualified people to
Share a ride 115 train for cashier and tow op-
Card of Thanks 120 eratorpositions. Good pay,
In Memoriam 125 benefits and mileage reim-
Found 130 bursement. Learn new skills
Lost 135 and earn more $. Come join
Give Away 140 ourteam. ApplyatFt.,Drum
Garage.Yard Sale 145 Citgo, mm184, R Turnpike
Personals -150 (863)763-9383 DFWR
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160 HEAVY
EQUIPMENT
-i OPERATOR
COUNTY CEMETERY- 2 lots, TRAINING FOR
Nice area. $1250. Will sep- EMPLOYMENT'
'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. Bulldozers, Backhoes
(803)983-9898. Loaders, Dump Trucks
DACHSHUND MIX- Brown Graders, Scrapers
spotted, Found in the Vic. of Excavators
R-Bar Estates, May 8th. Call
Cell# (561)252-1371. Next Class: May 31st
National Certification
Financial Assistance
-Job Placement
COCKATIEL- Sun, May 1st, in
Treasure Island near 27th St. OUU800-3.83 364
Grey w/orange cheeks/yel- As dT i
l 1www.atsn-schools.com
GERM SHEPHERD & YORKIE
TERRIER- both wearing col- HHAS & CNAS
lars, probably together, vic Wanted, good pa.
of Commerce Dr, LaBelle Shirley's Personal are
owners miss, possible RE- Services (863)467-6399.
WARD. (863)673-2854. JOB FAIR
Llewellin Setter, white w/blk Therapeutic Assistants
spots, vic. of Civic Ctr/Air- Tuesday, May17, 2005
port. REWARD! Call David Hours: 8:30 am-10:30Oam
863-634-0751 or Kay 12:30pm-2:30pm
863-634-8822
LOST Tabby cat yel Eam $12.98 to start;
low/brown color. Vic. of old Alt12-houtin 3 dfts4da
Kmart in Clewiston. Please workweeksngday
call (863)983-6911
.Located at
i Florida Civil Commitment
Center
FILING CABINET- metal, 2 13613 S.E. Highway 70
drawer, good condition Arcadia, FL 34266
(863)763-4827.
FREE KITTENS (4) For more information call
All black & white, very good Carol Wertley at
610-389-7437 or
temperament. To good 680331-71 r
homes (863)674-0780 800-331-7122
KITTENS- 3, approx 8wk, EOE
Black & white
(863)763-3631. LABORERS NEEDED
To help on small ranch
E in Ft. Drum. Call John
S 863-467-5377
863-447-0752
-.. .I M Construction Company
\\ ^ feLooking for person
in framing, roofig,

mp o m Class D license required.
Part me 215 863-357-1804
Employment
Wanted 220 Looking for Someone
Job Information 225 Exp'd lor nrete
Job Training 227 L k & FIo c ert
Sales 230 Block & Flatwork.
a Must have drivers license.
fAnnual starting salary: $30K
for qualified applicants.
I I 863-357-0852
A/C SERV. TECH/INSTALLER
w/min. 3 yrs exp. De-
pendable, clean DL, Good OKEECHOBEE REDIRECTION
Pay, Comp. Truck, Benefits, CENTERB .
Okeechobee NCA 763-8391 (863)357-5905
RESIDENCE ADVISORS
Advanced Water Technolo- NEEDED
gies now hiring FT service Directcare staff to supervise
technician, must have mini- court committed youth.
mal exp. Apply at 80 SE 31st Must clear background
Lane (old skating rink) or fax screenings, have GED or
resume to 863-357-0531 high school diploma, and
have a valid Florida Drivers
ASPHALT FOREMAN & CREW License.


must be experienced. Apply in
person: 503 NW 9th St. OPERATOR NEEDED: For
DFWP Okeechobee Answering Ser-
vice. 863-357-4423
CDL Dump Truck Driver's
needed for local dirt hauling Love the earth Recycle
& Ag. harvesting. Wage de- your used items by
pends uponexp./ref's/MVR. selling them in the
Phone 863-467-9929. classifieds.


COSMETOLOGIST/
MANAGER
Call todaywork
tomorrow, Lod:
800-736-1379
GET CASH
THIS WEEK
Email:
champsinc(@
adelnhia net






14 Okeechobee News, May 15, 2005


iimrcl II
PropetySle 1010


I -
Commercial


Farms- Sal


Ernloyen


I -


lopBa itjo I


Ba it I3I


Oppotunitie I


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


LPN CNA
Outpatient/Low patient
ratios/Secure Environment
12-Hour Shifts/
Above Market Rates
Excellent Alternative to
Hospital/Long Term Care
Okeechobee
Correctional Institution
Okeechobee, FL
Wexford Health Sources, Inc.
is a privately owned national
provider of contracted medi-
cal services for correctional
facilities. We offer competi-
tive salaries and benefits,
and a truly rewarding envi-
ronment that promotes the
essence of caring. Please
apply to:
bpurcell@wexfordhealth.com
Fax: 888-937-4471
Phone: 800-903-3616
EOE

WCX X FORD


Retail Merchandiser, National
distributor of books, music
& movies, Salary + com-
mission, 1st year estimated
income, $30k to $32k; Fax
resume 806-352-3982 or
e-mail Cydney@associateso-
lutions.com

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.

TAMPA FARMS
Now hiring
Night Watchman & Exp. Class
A CDL Drivers Apply:
19200 SWWarfield Blvd.
Indiantown, FL 34956
772-597-2000
ext. 19



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





!! ALL TRADES NEEDED I!
Daily work Daily pay
Report to Labor Finders 6am
105 SW 3rd Ave,

BABYSITTER NEEDED
For evening and weekend
care, three children, must
have a valid Drivers License.
Call (863)357-3535

CHILD CARE WORKER
for Christian Ministry
9:30-12:30 Sundays
Please Call (863)357-4418
From 9a-5p
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
*Substance Abuse Counselor
Bi-lingual
*Receptionist
INNOVATIVE TREATMENT
SERVICES, Inc.
(863)467-5335

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




$GET PAIDTO SHOP!$
Mystery Shoppers needed
immediately in your local
area as seen on TV. Make $
flexible hours, complete
training, internet access
required. Call 800-407-8103


NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
It sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.


Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do ow, best to alert our
reader of these charges In
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



COASTAL CLEANING
We Clean
Homes, Offices,
Carpets, Windows.
Call (863)357-6005
Licensed & Bonded



MAURO HORSE SHOEING
(954)540-9659
Oklahoma ,
Graduate 1
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.




TIRED OF WAITING??
Vinyl siding, skirting, Interior
Repairs, & Carports
Call BOB Now!!
(863)357-3141
Licensed, Insured, Bonded
Lic#IH0000785



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


Merchandise

k-iT .I


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 i Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
T s9 & Games 730
2"s 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 ned. (863)357-2233.
Victorian Games Compendi-
um: Cards, Chess, Backgam-
monl, Horse Racing, etc. Rules
book, $1500 (863)532-9013


DRYER, Kenmore, $80.
(863)467-6145


HU FORSSAL




corerofthS treet


AMANA GAS STOVE
Like new, in excellent
condition $150 Call
(863)697-6109
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
ieemaker, up to $100. Call
(863)357-3535
WASHER/DRYER, Kenmore,
heavy duty, super capacity,
2 yrs. old, work great, $425.
(863)763-9660


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
SXP, Monitor, Keyboard,
printer, & Games $150.
(863)843-0158.



LEATHER CRAFT EQUIP-
MENT, cutting tools, sten-
cils, how to books, patterns,
etc., $800. (863)467-8580


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, $100
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 lyve 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-
oOint 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.
'Items 0630:

DIRT DEVIL MOP-VAC
New in box, will sacrifice
for only $40-firm. Cleaning
made easy! (863)763-8149
ELEGANT KING COMF.
Beige-taupe beaded 2 king
shams, 2 throw pil. like new
$50 (863)634-1893
FLORAL peach/rose/sage
comforter, full sz., complete
set w/matching trash can
$75 (863)634-1893

Agriculture I

-I

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

FOOD PROCESSOR
Pro. Strength w/ ex. blades &
access. blend, grind & juice
$50 firm (863)763-8149


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


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
BASET 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 PUPPIES- 6 Males
CKC Reg., 8 weeks old.
$300. ea. (863)634-4025
or(863)634-5053


LYKES BROS., INC.
RANCH DIVISION

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


BOXER PUPPY- 13 wks,
Cropped & docked. $350.
(863)634-1157.
CHIHUAHUA MIX 3 mo old
Very Friendly, good w/ kids
Brindle colored. Up to date on
shots. $150 (863)824-8749
PARROT CAGE- iron, round, 2'
diameter, 5 / 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 kitext. 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
POOL 18" Wal-Mart EZ set
S 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,
Highwaymen Art.
(772)562-5567



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



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




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


EAGLEBAY DRIVE
(SW 24th Ave.)
3/2,1900 Sq. Ft.
on 1 Acre w/Workshop.
$2000 mo. (Includes Lawn




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...


Lakeport, attractive cottage
private dock, w/d, c/a/h,
screen lanai. $1,200/mo.
941-322-1940 evenings
Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


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


RealEstate |



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos,
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 10)25
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1025
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 106
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080)



'04 CBS HOME 4/2/2
Tile, sec. sys., jacc. tub, near
Everglades Elem. $210,000
(863)357-4844/610-2153
BHR-Homes only, beautiful 2
story home. Lake access.,
$265,000. Call for appoint-
ment (863)467-8050
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
S $179,906
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 acre
lots, ready for mobile home
our house. Water & sewer
paid for. $68000.
Roberto's Realty
(863)357-4436
Your next job could be in
today's classifieds. Did
you fookl for it?



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

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

MobileHomes



Mobile Home Lots 20('5
Mobile Home Parts 2u10
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


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:








SO CALL TODAY!

SO CALL TODAY!


Okeechobee

News


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


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


Recreation



Boats 300
Campers. RVs .'01 u
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 'i,020
Marine Miscellaneous 3.'CL'
Motorcycles '030
Sport Vehicles ATVs *.(J',



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/trlr, 50HP Johnson, $500.
(863)674-1105.
FIBERGLASS BOAT-1961
Mercury 7.5, less than 25
hrs w/.1966 trailer, $1500
or best offer (863)697-3869
MERCURY '01, 25 HR electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
Mitchell Craft- '84,151/
Fiberglass, '2001 50hp John-
son. Ask about thile 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)763-1.527
FORD CAMPER, '75- Special,
a classic, great mechanical
condition, come check it
out, $2000 (863)824-0402
MOTORHOME, Itasca, 27.5
foot, 57,000 actual miles,.
fully self-contained, $5000.
863-697-3516



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 & Stimano 65
Bait Runner reel, $425.
(863)467-8161
T-TOP TOWER, with storage
bin, for center console boat,
stainless steel, $750.
(863)467-8580


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 300- 4 Wheel Drive.
Runs excellent. $2,200.
(863)801-1666.
HONDA ATC 200 (3) Needs
work, comes with extra

parts. $400.
(863)674-0556.
JEEP CHEROKEE- 91', New
A/C starter, water/fuel
pumps. Needs major motor
work $900. 863-532-9355.
RAIL BUGGY: New motor.
Exc. shape. Needs finish work.
Tons of spare parts. Engine
Block. $3000 (863)675-6214
YAMAHA PW 80 '95, Runs
good, $500. (863)634-5402


Automobiles i



Automobiles -fC5
Autos Wanted -400i
Classic Cars -4i5S
Commercial Trucks -1'0 )
Construction
Equipment -1025.
Foreign Cars 4010
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4i4
Parts Repairs 41.45
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4U60
Utility Trailers 4)65
Vans 4070



1991 HONDA CIVIC
Ice cold a/c & tow hitch
$1800 (863)675-4540 or
(863)677-3091
'85 BUICK SKYHAWK 2D,
5spd, agd. 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 set $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 4pmr
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 LSS, '96,
asking $2500 or best offer.
863-675-4107 or
863-673-6681 for more info
SATURN SCI1 '95, Loaded. 2
dr., 5 spd., New Tires/10
Disc CD, Racing Stripes, etc.
$4000/trade. 863-634-3797
TRANS AM-'85, Need to be
r e d o n. e
$600.(863)467-1985.


TOYOTA AVALON, '00- 1
owner, runs great, exc cond.
loaded, $9900 Must Sell!
(561)422-3477.



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 costt, 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.
Swill 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


WINDSTAR- '95, Dual air, 7
passenger. $1200.
(863)612-0573.
FORD AEROSTAR- '92, Good
motor Needs Trans. & A/C
$750. or best offer.
(863)357-6378.
Find it faster. Sell it sooner*
in the classified


11'arms Sale