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OkeechobeeI News


Vol. 96 No. 139


Thursday, May 19, 2005


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Multicultural Night: Students learn different cultures


Brahmans
down Boca
The Brahmans varsity
baseball team is going to the
state tournament.
Okeechobee (20-10, 8-2)
will open their state 4-A tour-
nament play Friday, May 27,
against Tate High School in Ed
Smith Stadium in Sarasota.
The Brahmans qualified for
the tournament by virtue of
their 5-4 win over Boca Raton
High School Friday night in
Boca Raton.
Okeechobee scored all the
runs they needed in the fourth
inning, said Brahmans head
coach Dylan Tedders.
Sports, Page 8
Busch to behave
like a champion
CONCORD, N.C. Kurt
Busch has been ordered by
NASCAR to start behaving like
a champion. His first test will
be the All-Star race, an event at
which Busch has struggled to
stay out of trouble.
The defending Nextel Cup
champion has had at least two
gaffes in the $1 million race,
including triggering an 11-car
accident last year that wrecked
both Busch and teammate
Greg Biffle. He also admitted to
intentionally spinning Robby
Gordon in 2002 to bring out a
caution that would regroup the
field and give Busch a chance
to win the race.
Sports, Page 8

Drought Index
Current: 270
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.37 feet

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

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Comics ............9
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... 10
Obituaries . .3


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Enforcement


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Of the 13 cases heard by the
Okeechobee County Code
Enforcement Board on Tues-
day night, a fine was imposed
on one of them, and a fine
reduced on another. The
remainder of the cases could
face a fine at a later date.
Code enforcement officers
stated that the properties of
Arnold and Shirley Lewis,
Edward Pineda and Eleazer
Gomez and Virginia Taylor and
Myrtle Purvis were in compli-
ance so no action was taken
against them.
The board decreed that if
the S.E. 35th Lane property of


South Elementary School students and their parents enjoyed displays about countries
from around the world at the school's annual Multicultural Night on Tuesday.
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Booths at South Elementary School's Multicultural Night featured a variety of foods
from different countries and cultures.


Robert Peter Renard is not in
compliance within 30 days, he
could face a fine of $25 a day
for every day of noncompli-
ance.
Code Enforcement Officer
Beth Albert noted that there
had been quite a bit of cleanup
on Marta Sherwood's, Quail
Acres property. However, more
needs to be done. Ms., Sher-
wood was given another
month to bring her property
into compliance or f4ce a fine
of $25 a day.
The property of Michael
Ward and Bill Rainwater in Pio-
neer Estates was found to be in
noncompliance. If not in com-
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City to clean


sediment traps


By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee City
Council agreed Tuesday that
the city will maintain two sed-
iment traps being installed in
two areas of the city by South
Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD).
William Salters, engineer
of the project said the sedi-
ment traps would be placed
at the city limits ditch that
runs south of Raulerson Hos-
pital and Okeechobee Health
Care Facility and in the right of
way adjoining Northeast
Fourth Street.
The traps will serve as a fil-
ter to remove debris and soil
before the storm runoff goes
into Taylor Creek.
The city's public works
department will pump out the
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In other business the coun-
cil:
Approved Resolution No.
05-04 which is a contract
between the city and the Flori-
da Department of Transporta-
tion (FDOT). The city will
receive $21,003.77 for main-
taining the state's right of
ways. Under the current con-
tract that expires on June 30
the city was reimbursed
$28,913.28 from the FDOT.
The council members were
curious as to why the amount
reimbursed was less especial-
ly when the maintenance cost
the city more that $28,913.28.
City Clerk Lane Gamiotea said
she recalled the previous city
administrator Bill Veach
meeting with a FDOT repre-
sentative and being told due
to budget cuts the reimburse-
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On Tuesday law enforcement officers from the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office and the City of Okee-
chobee Police Department served as waiters at the
Golden Corral. Their tips went to the Miracle Children's
Network. It looks like this crew is doing a good job of
holding up the partition. They are: (left to right) Deputy
Jerome Smith, Sheriff Paul May and Captain Dale
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pliance by June 19, they could
face a fine of $50 a day.
The board gave Jason Ferrell
30 days to either remove or
demolish a condemned mobile
hone on his N.W. 2nd Street prop-
erty or he could face a fine of $50
a day.
Ann Julian told the board that
in 30 days she could have her
N.W. 4th Street property cleaned
up. Code Enforcement Officer
Gina Gehring stated that Ms.
Julian has made a good faith
effort. The board gave her 60 days
to complete the task or face a fine
of $50 a day.
Since Aline Norman Ramirez
had scheduled a meeting with the
building official to discuss her
case, charges against both her
properties were continued until
the June board meeting.
Code Enforcement Officer
Blanca Saucedo noted that Allen
W. Hampton had done nothing to
clean up his N.W Third Street
property except cut the grass. He
was found to be in noncompli-
ance; because of a technicality in
the notification process, he was
not fined. He was given until June
19 to remove debris, overgrowth
and abandoned vehicles or face a
fine of $50 a day.
Scott Gabor and Sonya Corbett
were facing a fine of $50 a day
because of an inoperable vehicle
and a condemned mobile home
on their Treasure Island property.
Mr. Gabor pleaded to be able
to repair the mobile homes.
Ms. Gehring stated that mobile
home was not repairable due to
age, neglect and storm damage.


Mr. Gabor's father urged the
board to give his son another 30
days.
The board voted to give them
another 30 days to bring the prop-
erty into compliance.
Mitchell A. Mosely was fined
$100 a day for having an unper-
mitted mobile home on his Four
Season's property.
Because of some confusion
about obtaining the necessary
permits for a shed, single wide
and double wide mobile homes
on their Viking property, Graig
Allen Wells and Leah Carol Wells
were given another 30 days to get
the necessary permits.
Dan Buchanan was facing a
$100 a day fine because of debris,
unlicensed/abandoned vehicles,
and heavy equipment on his N.W.
98th Street property. He was given
another month to come into com-
pliance or face a $100 a day fine.
Samuel and Wanda Bell
appeared before the board to
request a reduction in the $19,475
fine on their N.W 98th Street
property.
Mrs. Bell stated that she did not
know of the fine until she tried to
sell property in Basswood and dis-
covered a lien had been placed on
the Bell property because of the
fine against the other property.
The Bells, who live in Dan-
ridge, Tenn. and were led to
believe that an architect was tak-
inrg care of the problem. The
record showed that throughout
the process'the Bells had cooper-
ated with county staff.
Building Official Arnold Ver-
wey requested the board to be
lenient with the couple. He felt
like they had acted in good faith.
The board voted to reduce the
fine to $250, the maximum reduc-
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ment amount would be
reduced.
scheduled a workshop on
June 7 at 5 p.m. for the purpose
of discussing health care cover-
age for city employees. Scott
Harris with Blue Cross and Blue
Shield of Florida will present dif-
ferent options available and
answer any questions. Based on
two plans the city is looking at,
the cost of insurance will either
stay the same or be slightly
reduced; and,
approved the April 2005
warrant register in the amount
capital projects (vehicles)
$456,247.90, general fund
$359,289.74, public facility
improvement fund $54,702.31,
industrial development fund
$25,652.35 and Community
Development Block Grant grant
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Community Events

Hurricane sales tax seminars offered
The Florida Department of Revenue will be offering a free 2005
hurricane preparedness sales tax holiday seminar located at sev-
eral locations on the Treasure Coast. The classes for Okeechobee
County will be held at the Okeechobee Department of Health,
1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., on May 31, at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1:30 and 3
p.m. These classes are for the laws and regulations concerning
the 2005 hurricane preparedness sales tax holiday June 1 through
June 12. Classes are free and open to the public. For information,
contact the Fort Pierce Service Center at (772) 429-2173.

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.


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City Police
May 12
Send ambulance, S.E. Eighth
Dr.
Escort, N.E. Fifth St.
Registration check.
Fraud/information.
Police service call, N.W. Fifth
Ave.
Roadblock/obstruction, N.
Parrott Ave.
Information, N.W. Park St.
Information, N.E. Second Ave.
Fire vehicle/brush/structure,
S.W Second St.
Lewd and lascivious acts, N.W.
36th St.
Police service call, N.W. Fourth
St.
Suspicious person/vehicle,
N.E. 12th St.
Assist another
department/suspicious incident,
S. Parrott Ave.
Traffic stop/prisoner in cus-
tody, S.R. 70 E.
Suspicious incident, S.E.
Eighth Ave.
Disturbance, S. Parrott Ave.
Assist another department,
Durance Rd.
Suspicious incident, S.E.
Eighth Ave.
May 13
Traffic stop/prisoner in cus-
tody, N.W. Fourth Ave.
Disturbance, S. Parrott Ave.
Prowler/peeping Tom, S. Par-
rott Ave.
Criminal mischief, S.W. Fifth
Ave.
Information, N.E. Third Ave.
Disabled vehicle, S. Parrott
Ave.'
Alarm, N.E. Second St.
Domestic problem, S.E. 23rd
St.
Attempt to contact/prisoner in
custody, S. Parrott Ave.
Traffic accident, N.W. Park St.
Disturbance, S. Parrott Ave.
Reckless driver, S.E. 10th Ave.
Child/elderly abuse, S.E. 10th
Ave.
Larceny/theft.
Escort, N.E. Second St.
Civil mater/larceny/theft, N.E.
Second St.
Juvenile problem, S.W 17th St.
Police service call, S.E. Eighth
Ave.
Civil matter, S.E. Eighth Dr.
Neighbor problem, S.E. 12th
Ave.
Traffic stop/seized tag.
Fight, N.W Ninth Ave.
Disturbance, N.W Fifth St.
Criminal mischief, N.W. Sixth
St.
May 14
Disturbance, U.S. 441 S.
Traffic accident, N.W. Park St.


Four-year scholarship
Riverside Bank Branch Manager, Tabitha Trent presented upcoming high school gradu-
ate, Phillip Arnold with a four-year scholarship on Wednesday. The Okeechobee High
School student missed the presentation of the $4,000 award at Tuesday's Scholarship
Night to play in the Okeechobee Brahman's regional finals game, which the team won 5-
4 and will advance to state championships. Phillip, who earned a 3.229 G.P.A, plans to
attend I.R.C.C. in the fall and major in Business.



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By Pete.Gawda
Okeechobee News
Students at Sou
School will now I
advantages when
learning to read tl
some of the other
schools have had f(
For the first tir
mentary is the recil
ing FIRST grant. Ev
tral and Seminol
Schools have been
ing grants for some


Reading Firn
Debby Lundy, principal of
5 South Elementary School, said
she was elated at the news espe-
ith Elementary cially since it was South's third
have the same attempt for a grant.
i it comes to She was not quite sure of the
hat students at first year's grant amount,
er elementary although it could be as much as
or some time. $110,000. The grant would con-
ne, South Ele- tinue ,over several years with
pient of a Read- decreasing amounts each year.
verglades, Cen- Ms. Lundy said the funds
le Elementary would be used to pay for reading
receiving read- coaches for kindergarten through
time. third grade and for staff develop-


st Grant
ment. Ms. Lundy said she could
send her staff off for training as
well as bringing in consultants.
Funds can also be used to hire
substitutes to .free up the regular
teachers for training.
In addition, grant funds can be
used to purchase books for class-
room libraries
"Through Reading First grants,
we can provide our students with
expertise and the support they
need to become successful inde-
pendent readers," said Governor
Jeb Bush.


Obituary


Catherine Marie,
Hatch Myers
Catherine Marie Hatch Myers,
43, of Vero Beach died May 15,
2005 at the VNA Hospice House
after an extended illness. She was
born Nov. 2, 1961 in Vero Beach
and had been a life long resident.
She was a member of St. Helen
Catholic Church. She was a para-
medic for 8 years. At the time of
her illness she worked for All
County Ambulance of Ft. Pierce
and Okeechobee. She also
worked for Sunquest Tanning &
Nail Boutique in Ft. Pierce.
Survivors include: her two
sons, Justin Travis Myers and
Kyle Richard Myers; her hus-
band, W. Jeffery Myers; parents,
Defniel and Rosemarie Hatch;
twc brothers, Daniel F. M. (Traci)
Hatch, Jr., and Joseph D. Hatch;
one sister, Terri Ann Simons all of
Vero Beach; one niece, Cali Sim-
mons, her aunt Janet Cali; her
aunt, uncle and godparents, Ed
and Ann Cali Honrahan, many
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James and Gloria Marshall.
Visitation will be held on Fri-
day, May 20, from 5 until 8 p.m.
with a prayer service at 6 in the
Cox-Gifford-Seawinds Chapel.
A funeral mass will be held on
Saturday, May 21, at 10 a.m. at St.
Helen Catholic Church.


Contributions can be made to
the VNA"'& Hospice Foundation,
1111 36th Street, Vero Beach, Fla.,
32960.
Arrangements are under the
direction of Cox-Gifford-Seawinds
Funeral Home & Crematory, Vero
Beach, Fla.


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Escort, N.W. Ninth Ave.
Reckless driver, S.E. Ninth Ave.
Disabled vehicle, U.S. 441 S.
Escort, N.E. Second St.
Suspicious person/vehicle,
N.W Fourth St.
Assist another department,
Basswood.
Intoxicated pedestrian, S.E.
Park St.
Suspicious person/vehicle,
N.W. 11th Ave.
Fight/unfounded, S.W. Second
St.
Domestic problem/prisoner in
custody, N.W Third St.
Trespassing, S. Parrott Ave.
Disturbance, S. Parrott Ave.
Disturbance, S.E. 23rd St.
May 16
Information, N.W. Second St.
Alarm, N.W Park St.
Traffic accident, N.E. Park St.
Larceny/theft/assist another
department, S.W. Fourth St.
Roadblock/obstruction, N.E.
Park St.
Larceny/theft/information,
N.W. Ninth Ave.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Mentally ill person/escort,
N.W. Third St.
Registration check, N.W. Sev-
enth St.
Shoplifting/prisoner in cus-
tody, S. Parrott Ave.
Shoplifting/prisoner in cus-
tody, S. Parrott Ave.
Reckless driver/unfounded,
S.E. Eighth St.
Standby, N.W. 11th St.
Juvenile problem/prisoner in
custody, S.E. Sixth Ave.
Suspicious person/vehicle,
N.W: Fourth St.
Disturbance/police service
call, S. Parrott Ave.
Intoxicated pedestrian, S Par-
rott Ave.
Suspicious person/vehicle, S.
Parrott Ave.
Disturbance, S.W Second Ave.
Domestic problem/assist
another department, N.W. Third
Ave.
Juvenile problem/prisoner in
custody, S.E. Sixth Ave.
Disturbance, S. Parrott Ave.
Information, S. Parrott Ave.
Sheriffs Office
May 12
Traffic accident, Dark Ham-
mock Rd.
Warrant/prisoner in custody,
N.W Third St.
Larceny, S.E. Second Terr.
Larceny, U.S. 441 S.E.
Domestic, N.W. 33rd Ave.
Vandalism, N.W. 160th Dr.
Assault/prisoner in custody,
U.S. 441 N.
Burglary, NWW. Fourth S.t.
Domestic, S.E. 59th Dr..


Traffic stop/prisoner in cus-
tody, N.W. 36th St.
Juvenile problem, N.E. 48th
Ave.
Trespassed, U.S. 441 S.E.
Domestic, N.W. 44th Ave.
Law Enforcement Activity Log
Warrant/prisoner in custody,
S.E. 44th St.
Assault/prisoner in custody,
U.S. 441 N.
Traffic accident, S.W. 32nd St.
Suspicious incident, N.W.
160th St.
Burglary, N.W. Third Lane.
Out of state warrant/prisoner
in custody, S.E. 24th St.
Traffic arrest/prisoner in cus-
tody, N.E. 1lth Ave.
Suspicious person/prisoner in
custody, S.E. 27th St.
Assault, S.W. Third Ave.
May 14
Deceased female, S.E. 96th Cir-
cle.
Attempt to locate, N.W. Third
St.
Escaped prisoner/recovered,
N.E. 39th Blvd.
Landlord/tenant, U.S. 78 W.
Fight/prisoner in custody, S.R.
70W.
Welfare check, S.E. 34th Ave.
Domestic, N.W. Third St.
Disturbance/verbal, N.E. 12th
St.
Narcotics investigation/prison-
er in custody, N.W Third St.
Disturbance/verbal, U.S. 78 W.
Drunk driver/prisoner in cus-
tody, S.R. 70 E.
Assist another department,
Alvin Moore Boat Ramp.
May 15
Traffic accident, U.S. 78 W
Found/tools, U.S. 78 W.
Trespass, N.E. 15th Ave.
Traffic accident/prisoner in
custody, S.R. 710.
Juvenile problem, N.E. Fourth
Lane.
Domestic/prisoner in custody,
N.W. 30th St.
Suspicious person/prisoner in
custody, U.S. 441 S.
Traffic accident, N.W. First St.
Disturbance/verbal, N.W. 46th
Ave.
Assault/prisoner in custody,
N.E. 39th Blvd.
Domestic/verbal, S.E. Fourth
St.
ay 16
Traffic accident, U.S. 98 N.
Fraud, U.S. 441 N.
Fraud, S.R. 70 W.
Traffic accident, U.S. 441 N.
Suspicious, U.S. 441 N.
Armed disturbance, N.W. 37th
Ave.
Baker-act, U.S. 441 N.








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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.

Building Permits
"Can you tell me when the permit department is going to get
on the ball and start issuing permits for repairs from the storms?
I even know bout two churches where one of them waited two
years to get a permit, and the other one is still waiting on per-
mits. This is just baloney." (Editor's Note: Thanks for calling.
We spoke to Arnold Verwey of the building department. He
was not familiar with the church you referred to that has been
waiting for two years for a permit. He suggested that the archi-
tect might not be finished with the drawings. As for the other
church, Mr. Verwey said the engineer made a lot of mistakes
and it is taking some time to review the plans. He said that res-
idential permits are usually approved within two weeks.
While Florida Statue requires that a residential permit be
returned within 30 days, there is no time limit for a commercial
permit.)

Bankruptcy
"I was reading a Speak Out article on "Obligations" and
maybe these people don't know that 82 percent of all people
that claim bankruptcy are Democrats'. They need to check on
that 'cause that's the way it is."

Can't Sing
"Did you notice if you watch a morning television show on
Tuesday that Elvis Presley's singing genes skipped Lisa Marie."

Pop Warner
"Can someone give us some information about this Pop
Warner Football team. I am wondering if they travel; what ages
are the kids; what time do they play; and any other information
you might be able to provide." (Editor's Note: Thanks for call-
ing. To date, there really isn't much information to tell you. The
league is still in its formative stage and registrations are sched-
uled for June 25, July 2, 9 and 16. For information contact
James Shockley at (863) 634-3482, Albion Crowell at (863) 697-
2576 or kristen Barker at (863) 697-6073.)

Bad TV
"I would like to complain about some of these shows on TV.
I was skimming through some of the channels and saw this
show called Top Model. The show was so bad, I think they
should just take it off the air."

Race Track
"I am calling about the Thunder Cross. I lived there all my life
until I moved to West Virginia, but I still keep up with your
track. I decided to move because I like to race, and then I found
out the track is closed. When Thunder Cross was open it was
helping our economy.-I think it is wrong that they closed it
down, and now they want to split into sections and sell it. It will
cost them more to tear down all the buildings than to reopen.
Come on Okeechobee, let's get this track back open so it can
help the economy again."

Internet
"What is this, every day kids are being killed in this country?
What kind of a country is this? This has only gotten worse with
the invention of the internet. The filth on the internet and this
computerized internet is the downfall of this country. People
need to wake up 'cause the next kid they get may be yours."



Community Events

Livestock committee plans social/meeting
The Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show Committee is having
their Dessert Social/Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 19, in the
Okeechobee High School cafeteria at 7 p.m. Elections, carcass
contest winners and distribution of checks and buyer's pictures
will take place. All exhibitors and their parents should attend,
and they must bring a buyer's plaque to receive their checks.
Please bring your favorite dessert to share. For information,
contact Rick Barnes at (863) 357-2047 pr Larry Davis at (863)
763-2755.

Children's Ranch yard sales closing
Real Life Children's Ranch yard sales are closing for the sum-
mer. They will be open Thursday, May 19, and Friday, May 20.
Their final dates will be May 26 and 27. They will be open from
9 a.m. until 2 p.m., and everything must go. The ranch is locat-
ed at 7777U.S. 441 S.E. For information, contact Rosie at (863)
763-4242.





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Looking Back ...
This birthday party at Southland Hotel was given in April of 1945 to honor C.H. Parkerson, the local Florida Power and
Light manager. Seated at the table are: (left to right) C.M. Williams, high school principal, William J. "Big boy" Hendry,
State Representative C.H. Parkerson; C.E. Ellis, district manager of Florida Power and Light and Mrs. Ellis; (standing,
left to right) Virginia Parkerson, Elsie Mae Conrad, Polly Greenberger, Bessie Mae Raifsnider, Libby Swain, Mary Virginia
Swain, June Alderman and Iris Conrad. 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.


Letter to the Editor


Thank you
for your support
Bobi and I have spent some
time considering just hov to
thank all of the wonderful peo-
ple both in and around
Okeechobee that have pro-
vided comfort and support for
Bobi's medical problems this
past year.
May 3 was a year in which
Bobi suffered a splenic
aneurysm that led to the ulti-
mate surgery in which she
received a five organ multi-vis-
ceral transplant of her
abdomen area.
Throughout this period Bobi
suffered through 14 surgeries,
three of which were life saving.
Bobi was placed on so many
prayer lists here and all over the
United States that the good lord
must have taken 'note of your


love and concern and did bring
her through it all.
Bobi still remains in Pitts-
burgh, Pa., where she receives
continuous treatment to ensure
that the transplant does not go
into rejection. Your continued
prayers in this regard would be
most appreciated.
We have tried to thank indi-
vidually each and every one of
you but that is like counting the
grains of sand on a beach.
There were some that were
overwhelming in their support,
others that worked so hard for
successful benefits in Bobi's
name and the multitudes that
opened their hearts and
blessed Bobi and our family
with your love and support.
To each and every one of
you, thank you.
God bless you, and we love
you all.
Bobi and Gene O'Neill


Upcoming Events

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Histori-
cal Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for a
potluck supper at 6 p.m., with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger Civic Cen-
ter. 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 (Interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412 N.W. Sixth
St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are
welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask 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.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who are,
or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships.The
support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call (863)
763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863).763-2893 or (863)
763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until noon.
Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okee-
chobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth
St.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group 'for family caregivers, and is
facilitated by Enid Boutrin M.S.W. of Hospice of Okeechobee, and Laura
Zel, L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The meeting is from 2 until 3
p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St For information or to reserve your place in the
group, call (863) 467-2321. Free respite care is available for your loved one
while you are in group at Dunklin Assisted Living/Adult Day Care, 407 N.W.
Second Ave. For information about respite care, call Lou at (863) 763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group that will meet
starting at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for and ill family member is welcome
to join us. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an oppor-
tunity for caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas. The
meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. Free care for your loved
ones is available at Dunklin Assisted Living/Day Care at 407 N.W. Second
Ave. For information call (863) 467-2321.

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the FirstUnited
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All persons
interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a part of a
caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all about. For infor-
mation, contact Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance every
Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at tie Sebring Civic Center, located at S.E.
Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members and
$6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be held on the
third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441
S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The lunch will be at noon. Women should
bring business cards and information to promote their business. The meet-
ing provides networking opportunities for women in business and is open to
the public. No membership is required. For information, contact Robin Del-
gado at (800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at info@flainjurylawyer.com.

Saturday
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee construction volunteers will meet at
the parking lot of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott
Ave., at 7 a.m. Construction work will be at Habitat work site in an adjoining
county. Wear comfortable clothes suitable for working. Call (863) 357-1371
for information.,
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House, which is
located next to the drivers license office at 1857 U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-
help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and other intoxicat-
ing drugs and a desire to manage their emotional or psychiatric illness. It's
an open discussion group.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.


Community Events

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.

Oakview hosting Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W.32nd St., will host a vaca-
tion Bible school June 20-24, from 6 until 9 p.m. The school will
be titled "Ramblin' Road Trip" a trip across America to learn
how to make right choices. It will be for ages 3 through adult.
Registration. kick-off will be Saturday, June 18, from 9 until
11:30 a.m. and will include games, crafts, food, fun and fellow-
ship. For information, call the church at (863) 763-1699.

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

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

Bike Rodeo planned for May 21
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, under the direction
of Sergeant Keith Stripling, will hold their third annual Bike
Rodeo on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Okeechobee Wal-Mart Store, 2101 S. Parrott Ave. The bike
rodeo is to help educate kids of all ages on bicycle safety. There
will be hourly giveaways courtesy of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee Wal-Mart and the Okeechobee
County Health Department.

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

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

Flotilla 57 kicks of Safe Boating Week
This year's National Safe Boating week is from May 21-28.
USCG Flotilla 57 will kick off safe boating week with Vessel
Safety Checks (VSCs) and a membership drive at Okee-Tantie
.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 auxil-
iary is made up of volunteers interested in boating and promot-
ing boating safety. If you can't make it on the weekend, give us a
call at (863) 467-3085. We'll be glad to make arrangements to
check your boat or speak with you about the auxiliary at a more
convenient time.

Prayer week focuses on military personnel
The Pentecostals of Okeechobee, along with other churches
worldwide, are participating in weekly focused prayer during
the week of May 22. The focus of our prayer will be our men
and women serving in the military. If you have someone in the
military that you would like us to pray for, e-mail it to penteofo-
kee@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 purpose of the
meeting is to allow the community to identify issues, collabo-
rate, and share information regarding services for children and
their families. New or slightly used back to school supplies
including suitcases and back packs for Okeechobee children in
foster care will be collected. For information, call Sharon Vin-
son at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.







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Service Club Briefs


American Legion
Post #64
Our kitchen is open daily,
serving regular menu and specials.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and
Friday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.;
Wednesday, tacos are served from
11 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday from
11 a.m. until 8 p.m.; Sunday from 1
until 8 p.m.
Bar bingo for members and
guests will be held on Monday
starting at 1 p.m., and on Thursday
evenings beginning at 7 p.m.
Second Wednesday of each
month is our birthday party starting
at 4 p.m.; bring a covered dish.
The third Sunday of each
month we have a ribeye steak din-
ner with the Sons of the American
Legion from 3 until 6 p.m.
The Legion lounge is open
Monday through Saturday at 10
a.m. On Sunday, it opens at 1 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Wednesday: tacos and mar-
garitas are served from 11 a.m.
until 6 p.m.
There is entertainment in our
lounge every Saturday night start-
ing at 4 p.m.
Friday night dinner is served
from.4:30 until 6:30 p.m. for a $6
donation. Karaoke:by Bruce will be
from 7p.m. until ?
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday
through Thursday.
Our monthly birthday party
on the second Wednesday starts at
4 p.m. Entertainment will be- by
Janet Certain bring a covered
dish.
Euchre will be on Monday
and Wednesday from 6 p.m. Every-
one is welcome.
The American Legion Post 64 is
located at 501 S.E. Second St. For
information, call (863) 763-2950.

Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members are
available. Call Ray Disney at (863)
357-2138, or Don South at (863)
763-8954.

Eagles Aeries #4137
Tuesday: bingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a dona-
tion.
Wednesday: bar bingo from
4 p.m. until ? Food will be available.
First and third Thursday: Aux-
iliary at 4 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $10 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy Harp-
er.
Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: break-
fast from 9 until 11 a.m. for $4
donation.
*. Second and fourth Saturday:
16 ounce ribeye steak cooked to
order from 5 p.m. until ? for a $10
donation.
Sunday, May 22, Installation of
new officers at 2 p.m.
May 28,29, 30: Memorial Day
bike rally at the new Agri-Civic Cen-
ter, S.R. 70 E. there will be ribeye
steak and potato by Jimmy Mincey
for a donation. Call the AERIES for
cook times.
May 30: drawing for Bill Hus-
ton bike trailer give-away.
June 26: Father's Day break-
fast.
Call the AERIE for other
events at (863) 763-2552.

Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, call
(863) 733-6580.
e Tuesday: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third, 8p.m., regular
meeting.
Wednesday: bingo will beat 7
p.m. The public is invited. Doors
open at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments
will be available at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and entertain-


ment starting at 6 p.m. Members
and guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from 2
p.m. until?


Wednesday, June 1: WOTM
social and dinner.
Stop by and visit and watch
our progress as construction has
begun.


Okeechobee Masonic VFW Post #4423


Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W Fifth
Ave. For information about the
club and events, call Rich Sweet at
(863) 824-0262, or Kip Gardner at
(863) 357-0427.
e The Masonic Lodge holds.
their meetings on the second and
fourth Mondays of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.

Eastern Star #128
Okeechobee Chapter #128
has many fun activities planned on
the first and third Tuesday of each
month. For upcoming activities,
contact W.M. Margaret at (863)
467-8020.

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W in Buckhead Ridge.
May 21: Moose lodge enroll-
ment at 1. p.m. All prospective
members should attend.
May 22: Memorial service for
all the men and women members
that have died this year. A carry in
buffet will follow the service which
starts at 2 p.m.
Saturday night: karaoke from
7p.m. until?
Wednesday, Friday and Satur-
day nights: meals will be served
from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Call for the
menu.
Friday and Saturday nights
there will be music for dancing
starting at 7:30 p.m. Call the lodge
to see who is playing.
Sunday morning breakfast is
served from 9 until 10:45 a.m.

Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W 36th
St. in Okeechobee. For informa-
tion, call the Lodge at (863) 763-
4954 or Norm at (863) 763-1550.
Sunday: live entertainment
featuring: Lisa, Dawn and Donnie
-sometimes together, sometimes
not, but always good music and
fun.
Thursday: bar bingo has been
cancelled,
Monday: bar bingo for mem-
bers only at 6:30 p.m. Food will be
served.
Saturday: at 1 p.m. Moose
races and dinner served at 3 p.m.
Check the bulletin board for menu
and cook.
Wednesday, June 8: LOOM
meeting at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, May 24: Business
meeting at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, June 14: Chapter
night


The post is open noon until 9
p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Events at this post are seasonal.
You should call (863) 763-0818 for
information or visit the lodge at 300
N.W 34th St. You may write the
Post at P.O. Box 1137 Okeechobee,
Fla., 34972.
washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Everyone is wel-
come.
Every Wednesday during sea-
son karaoke will be held from 5
until 9 p.m.
Every Friday: bingo starts at 1
p.m. for members and guests fol-
lowed by karaoke starting at 5p.m.
Saturday: .25-cent bingo at 1
p.m. Karaoke will be from 5 p.m.
until?
Sunday: A dinner will be avail-
able from 2 until 5 p.m. and fol-
lowed by karaoke at 5 p.m.
Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting at 11 a.m.

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For more information call
(863) 467-2882. Post hours are
from noon until 8 p.m., Monday
through Sunday.
District 11 picnic and cele-
brate the 20th anniversary of Post
#9528 on May 21, from 11 until ?
There will be beef, pork and chick-
en barbecue with all the trimming;
along with fun, games and good
music. Directions to the Post and
motels will be included. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-2882.
Wednesday Ladies Auxiliary
dinner, call for more information.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
All games and special events
are. shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-
size pool table.
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 1.0 a.m. Com-
mander Don South is available at
(863) 467-2882.

VFW Post #10539
Second annual South Post
VFW golf outing at Okeechobee
Golf and Country Club on May 28,
for $45. There will be a blind draw,
four-person scramble, shotgun
start at 8 a.m. Team drawings will
be held at 7 p.m. on May 26. The
Calcutta will be held on May 27 at 7
p.m. You can sign up at the South
Post VFW or the Okeechobee Golf
and Country Club.


Community Events

Teen Pregnancy Task Force to meet
The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force of the Okeechob'ee
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 Tuesday of each
month. For information about the coalition or joining the Teen
Pregnancy Prevention Task Force, contact executive director Leslie
Spurlock at (863) 462-5877.
School board to discuss grants
In conjunction with the Community Collaborative Council
meeting, the Okeechobee County School Board will be discussing
several grants for the 2005/2006 school year. The meeting will be
held Tuesday, May 24, beginning at 10 a.m. in the school board
office, 700 S.W Second Ave. Grants include: IDEA, Part B;
Preschool and Discretionary, Title 1 grant, Part A-Improving the
Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged; Title 1, Part C-Edu-
cation of Migratory Children, Tile 1, Part D; RIF, Local Delinquent;
Title III-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.


The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.;
and on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Happy hour is from 4 until 6
p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Monday: hot soup day begin-
ning at noon. A bowl for a buck.
Tuesday: volunteer chef's din-
ner special. Serving begins at 5
p.m. Call (863) 763-2308 for the
menu.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able. Darts will be at 7 p.m.
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
dancing.
Saturday: dollar dogs at noon.
Live music and dancing at 7 p.m.
Sunday: every third Sunday
we will host a pot-luck birthday
dinner. All other Sundays are vari-
able. Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events. Darts begin at 7
p.m.


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He is in Special Operations
attached to the 26th MEU "911"
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His proud parents are David
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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The Brahmans varsity base-
ball team is going to the state
tournament.
Okeechobee (20-10, 8-2)
will open their state 4-A tourna-
ment play Friday, May 27,
against Tate High School in Ed
Smith Stadium in Sarasota.
The Brahmans qualified for
the tournament by virtue of
their 5-4 win over Boca Raton
High School Friday night in
Boca Raton.
Okeechobee scored all the
runs they needed in the fourth
inning, said Brahmans head
coach Dylan Tedders.
The big blows were deliv-
ered by sophomore Robert
Rodriguez and Brahman back-
stop Dwayne Bowman.
Tedders said Rodriguez, sin-
gled home a pair of Brahmans,
while Bowman followed with
an RBI double that scored
Rodriguez.
But Boca did not go give up
the fight.
In the bottom of the sixth
with two out, Boca's number
three hitter Cody Clinton drove
the ball over the head of Brah-


man right fielder Chris Cyr. But
Cyr chased the ball down and
hit his cutoff man first base-
man Travis Rogers with a
perfect throw. Rogers then
wheeled around to throw out
the Boca Raton runner at the
plate.
Tedders said the ball beat
the runner by inches.
"They had two or three
opportunities to win," said Ted-
ders.
But, he added, the Brah-
mans kept coming up with the
big play to quell the Boca rally.
Blake Marsocci drew the
mound start for Okeechobee.
He went five innings, struck out
10 and gave up six hits. Michael
Davidson came on in relief and
in two innings of work he
struck out four to get the save.
Tedders was not only excit-
ed about his team's win, but
the number of fans that fol-
lowed the Brahmans to Boca.
"We had more fans there
than they did," he said.
Tedders said the game time
for Okeechobee's contest
against Tate will be announced
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Registration will be at 7 a.m.
with a demonstration by Buddy
Shelton, America's greatest golf
entertainer at 7:30 a.m. Tee off
time is scheduled for 8 a.m.
The tournament will be limit-
ed to 112 golfers, so early registra-
tion is urged.
A barbecue luncher-n till be
pro ided
The cost is $40 per player w\ithI
a four-man team scramble. For
information, contact Nancy at
(863) 763-1699.

Junior tennis
tourney slated
The second annual Okee-
chobee Junior Tennis Touina-
ment will be held Saturday, May
21, at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex tennis courts.
Check in time is 8:45 a.m.
Tournament play will start at 9
a.m.
There will be separate' boys
and girls divisions. The divisions
will be broken down into age
groups. They are: boys-10; boys-
12; boys-14; boys-16; and, boys-
18. The girls' division will have the
same age groups as the boys.


The cost will be $10 per player
which includes a T-shirt, lunch,
balls and awards.
For information, contact, Dave
Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or 532-
9316.

Sign ups start
for Chobee Bulls
Player registration for the
Chobee Bulls football team will
be held Thursda\, May 19, and Fri-
day, May20, from 5:30 until 7 p.m.
in the Yearling Middle School
gym.
Boys entering the sixth, sev-
enth or eighth grades are eligible
to sign up.
A copy of the child's birth cer-
tificate and an insurance card
must be presented in order to sign
up.

VFW sponsors
golf tourney
VFW South Post #10539 will
sponsor its second annual golf
outing at the Okeechobee Golf &
Country Club on Saturday, May
28.
Teams will be determined by a


blind draw on Friday, May 27, at 7
p.m. with a four-person scramble.
The Calcutta will take place at the
same time.
The shotgun startt \ ill be at S
a.m. The cost is *45 per person.
Participants may sign up at the
South Post VFW, or the-Okee-
chobee Golf & Country Club.

Team Trail
slate announced
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail
has announced its 2005 tourna-
ment schedule.
The trail will kick off with the
Russ Bringger Memorial Tourna-
ment on May 28. The official trail
will begin on May 29. The dates
for the rest of the trail are June 26,
July 10, Aug.7, Sept. 11 and Oct. 9.
The Itrail's classic will take
place on Nov. 19 and 20.
The tournaments will all be
held at Okee-Tantie Marina and
Campground. Registrations for
the memorial tourney and the
trail can be made at the Wanta-
Linga Motel or at the dock on the
day of the tournament.
For information, contact Larry
Crossman at (863) 763-1020.


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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.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Make a difference
through mentoring
Making a difference through
mentoring needs you! You can
make a difference in the life of a
teen by mentoring. Adolescence
is a time of risk and opportunity.
The youth in Okeechobee Coun-
ty need you. If you have a caring
heart and one hour a week to
share in the life of a teen, you can
be a mentor. For information,
call Toni Doyle at (863) 462-5863.

FPL program helps
with emergency funds
The American Red Cross
Okeechobee Branch is a Care to
Share Partner Agency. The Care
to Share Program is sponsored
by FPL and is designed to provide
emergency assistance- funds to
customers who are in a crisis sit-
uation and unable to pay their
electric bill. To find out if you
qualify for Care to Share assis-
tance please stop by the Ameri-
can Red Cross Office at 323 N.
Parrott Ave. or call (863) 763-
2488. The Care to Share office
hours are Monday, Wednesday
and Friday from 8:30 a.m. until
12:30 p.m.

Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family
life with nutritious meals, good
daily care and a stimulating envi-
ronment. Foster parents may be
married, divorced or single. Their
most important characteristic is
that they are caring individuals
who understand the problems
and needs of foster children.
Please contact Karissa Richards
at 1- (800) 403-9311.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Since its creation by Congress
in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary has served as the civil-
ian, non-military component of
the Coast Guard. Today, the
33,000 volunteer men and
women of the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary are active on the water-
ways and classrooms in over
2,000 cities and towns across the
nation. Each year, Auxiliarists
(folks just like you) save almost
500 lives, assist some 15,000
boaters in distress, conduct
more the 150,000 courtesy safety
examinations of recreation ves-
sels and teach over 500,000 stu-
dents in boating and water safety
courses. The results of these
efforts save taxpayers hundreds
of millions of dollars every year.
For information, call (863) 467-
3085.

EYDC is in
need of volunteers
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs
throughout the state. The Eckeyd
Youth Development Center
(EYDC) needs you to share your
skills or special talents in making
a difference in the lives of trou-
bled youth. Volunteers are need-


ed as tutors, translators, arts and
crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instruc-
tors, recreation aides and assis-
tance in developing a youth
choir. Wouldn't you like to make
a difference? If so, please contact
Rick Hargraves at EYDC, 7200
U.S. Hwy. 441 N., Okeechobee,
Fl. 34972. (863) 763-2174, ext.
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COUNTY CEMETERY- 2 lots,
Nice area. $1250. Will sep-
a r a t e
(863)382-8097/381-9677.


BASSET HOUND- Frostproof
area on 05/13/05. Call to
identity. (863)635-5833.
BED IN A BAG- brand new,
found 5/7, near Lakeport on
Hwy 78. Call to identify.
(803)983-9898.
DACHSHUND MIX- Brown
spotted, Found in the Vic. of
R-Bar Estates, May 8th. Call
Cell# (561)252-1371.


COCKATIEL- Sun, May 1st, in
Treasure Island near 27th St.
Grey w/orange cheeks/yel-
low head (863)697-1083.
DACHSHUND- Brown & gray
spots, Green eyes. Vic. R-
Bar, Evergreen Cemetery
area. (863)634-1909
GERM SHEPHERD & YORKIE
TERRIER- both wearing col-
lars, probably together, vic
of Commerce Dr, LaBelle,
owners miss, possible RE-
WARD. (863)673-2854.
GERMAN SHEPHERD,
Black & Brown, Lost Fri. 5/13
in vicinity of Whispering Pines.
(863)357-7298
Llewellin Setter, white w/blk
spots, vic. of Civic Ctr/Air-
port. REWARD! Call David
863-634-0751 or Kay
863-634-8822


ADULT HOUSE CAT 1/Vyr old
Spayed and housebroken
Free to good home
(863)357-1023
BASSETT HOUND- (M),
housebroke, loves kids &
other animals, to good lov-
ing home only.
(863)612-0186.
FILING CABINET- metal, 2
drawer, good condition
(863)763-4827.
II FREE I!
ttbull/Rott Puppies
(6) all nales, 5wks old, to
good homes (863)447-3220
FREE KITTENS (4)
All black & white, very good
temperament. To good
homes (863)674-0780


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NW 128th Avenue & NW 56th Street
Lake Okeechobee Estates* Okeechobee, Florida
Auction Conducted On Site
11:00 A.M. THURSDAY MAY 19.
- Barn Cross-Fenced Pastures of Bahia & Star Grass, Over 39 Acres of Oak
and Palm Tree Hammocks Excellent Paved Road Frontage Easy Parcel to
Divide 1 Unit per 10 Acres- Excellent for Development. Minutes from Lake
Okeechobee and Downtown Okeechobee Beautiful Flat Land suited for
Ranches and Estate Homes Great Investment Opportunitlv
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FREE, male chihuahua, 6 1/2
lbs., adults only, owner hos-
pitalized, badly in need of at-
tention. 863-357-1166

KITTENS- 3, approx 8wk,
Black & white
(863)763-3631.
MOBILE HOME- must move,.
needs very little TLC,
(863)946-0670 or
(954)410-5850.


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OKEECHOBEE- Fri 5/20 & Sat
5/21 7a -2 504 SW 21 St
Household items, appliances,
clothes, tapes, videos &
much more

Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifleds


Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



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

Advanced Water Technolo-
gies now hiring FT service
technician, must have mini-
mal exp. Apply at 80 SE 31st
Lane (old skating rink) or fax
resume to 863-357-0531


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All around maintenance per-
son to do lawns, wash
trucks, etc. 863-467-1717.
ALL TRADES NEEDED!!
Daily work Daily pay
Report to Labor Finders 6am
105 SW 3rd Ave.
ASPHALT FOREMAN & CREW
must be experienced. Apply in
person: 503 NW 9th St.
DFWP
CAREGIVER, LIVE-IN
Earn Salary + Room & Board.
Sunday-Saturday. Call for in-
formation. 863-697-6047
CDL Dump Truck Driver's
needed for local dirt hauling
& Ag. harvesting. Wage de-
pends upon exp./ref's/MVR.
Phone 863-467-9929.
DRIVERS
Dickerson needs Dump Truck
& Service Truck Drivers.
Must have clean driving record
& CDL A/B. EOE, M/F/V/D.
Drug TestRequired.
Call 772-429-4440

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The Okeechobee News
is seeking a full time
Outside Sales Consultant.
The right applicant will:
Be enthusiastic
Be inquisitive
Be service oriented
Be highly motivated
Be a self-managed individual
Be well organized
Preferably have previous sales experience
Be a good team player
Be able to handle pressure
Have computer skills
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time.off program
The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer






GROVE IRRIGATION/
DRAINAGE OPERATOR
Lykes Citrus Management has an opening for a full time Grove
Irrigation/Drainage Operator at its Brighton Grove. Duties in-
clude operating and maintaining irrigation and drainage sys-
tems. Conduct fertigation and chemigation applications in
addition to other tasks.
Lykes offers competitive wages, benefit package and paid
holidays. Interested applicants should come to the office list-
ed below between the hours of 7:30am-4:00pm to complete
an application:
LYKES RANCH
106 S.W.C.R. 721
Okeechobee, FL
(863)763-3041
Affirmative Action Employer
Equal Employment
Opportunity Employer
Drug Free Workplace
M/F/D/V

EXPERIENCED MECHANIC
Needed for large dairy. Contact Ben at
McArthur Farms, Inc., Maintenance Shop,
1550 N.E 208th St., Okeechobee, FL 34972.
863-763-7233. Benefits include group health
insurance, profit sharing, and 401 (k).
Drug Free Workplace. E.O.E.


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

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


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


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


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


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


COSMETOLOGIST/
MANAGER
Call todaywork
tomorrow, Lori:
800-736-1379
GET CASH
THIS WEEK!
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EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Needed for Ag. Harvesting.
Pay dependant on exp.
(863)467-9929
Experienced Painters
Helper for body shop
Call 772-260-6577


DRIVERS & HELPERS
(Must be 21)
Must have CDL. Exc.
Benefits! Apply at:,
Wastes Management,
Inc. 10800 NE 128
Ave. Okeechobee, FL
34972. No phone
calls please!!
EOE, DFWP


IMMEDIATE OPENING
For experienced Waitress.
Ranchers Restaurant.
(863)763-8115
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
Cook- Full Time
Dishwasher- Part time
Apply in person after 11:00am
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy 441 SE
Okeechobee, FL


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MECHANIC
Exp. Heavy Diesel Mechanic
for asphalt equipment.
M/FN/V/D, EOE
Drug Test Required.
Call Dickerson
772-429-4440

OPERATOR NEEDED: For
Okeechobee Answering Ser-
vice. 863-357-4423
PODIATRY OFFICE
Full time receptionist position,
Will train. (863)467-6577
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 SW Warfield Blvd.
Indiantown, FL 34956
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WAREHOUSE HELP
NEEDED
Walpole Feed
& Supply
Benefits avail. Apply at:
2595 NW 8th Street


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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

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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315





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 yop have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
-772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 10
Child Care Offered41 5
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services-435



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



O'CONNELL CONSTRUCTION
SERVICES, INC.
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Aluminum Roof Over
(863)634-2044



MAURO HORSE SHOEING
(954)540-9659
Oklahoma 3
Graduate
Shoes = $70
Trim = $25

Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.



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





FORT'DRU


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


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



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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 5065
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
Coines tamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 580
Crafts Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health 8 Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps, Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies,
Equipment 665
Pets 'Supplies,
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television.'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys 8& Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER
20K BTU Reverse Cycle,
window unit, $300 or best
offer (863)674-0467.
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.
(863)675-5929


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


23 CU FT DEEP FREEZER
$50 or best offer
(863)763-3679 after 6pm
AMANA GAS STOVE
Like new, in excellent
condition $150 Call
(863)697-6109
DRYER, Kenmore, $80.
(863)467-6145
FREEZER- 15 cu. ft. $100. or
best offer. (863)763-3679.
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER
2 door, white, runs great $75
(863)763-6342


GAS & ELECTRIC STOVES
Elec. stove w/ glass top.
$450 for both, will sep.
(863)675-0948
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER-
GE, white, 18.2 cu. ft. Frost
free with ice maker. Like
new. $175. (863)357-8788.
REFRIGERATORS, GE, with
icemaker, up to $100. Call
(863)357-3535
UPRIGHT FREEZER
Good condition. $150 or best
offer. (863)467-7180
WASHER/DRYER, Kenmore,
heavy duty, super capacity,
2 yrs. old, work great, $425.
(863)763-9660


LADIES BIKE, good condition,
$20. (863)763-6936



HOUSE WINDOWS (8)
Nice. $250 or best offer
(863) 634-1715
PEG BOARD
10 Sheets 46"x46"
$50 for all or will separate
(863)763-6342
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TYPEWRITER, Memorywriter,
Xerox 6010 w/correction fea-
ture. Exc. cond. Works fine.
,$35 (863)357-3779



LITTLE TYKES DESK CHAIR
Sandbox, pic. table, & house.
Bounce walker, carseat, etc.
$200 will sep (863)801-6031
Toddler Bed, kids & infants
furniture & toys, newborn
clothes & up, $150 will sell
sep. (863)801-6031


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



CERAMIC KILN Model P
Econo Kiln 22"x25", Double
layer, runs great, easy to
move $450 (561)662-3335
LEATHER CRAFT EQUIP-
MENT, cutting tools, sten-
cils, how to books, patterns,
etc., $500 (863)467-8580


BAHAMA BED w/ corner table
sheets/spreads. $150 or
best offer (863)357-1 577
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
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
$300./all. (863)674-0467.
CRAFTMATIC BED
Single w/vibration mode
$100 (863)467-6512
CUTTING BLOCK- roll around,
Good condition. $25.
(772)528-7001
DESK, Roll Top. Fair condi-
tion. $50 (863)467-4192
DINING RM SET, seats 10. w/
6 ch's., lighted hutch. Sacri-
fice for $850. in Okee.
(863)467-2132
DINING ROOM SET- Formal,
Seating for 6, Full sz. lighted
china cabinet. $2000. or
best offer. (863)674-0377
DINING ROOM TABLE- Large,
Good condition. $50.
(772)528-7001
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


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Very Friendly, good w/ kids
Brindle colored. Up to date on
shots. $150 (863)824-8749
DOG KENNEL- Used, Assem-
bled, $50. You pick up.
(863)763-6468.
FERRET, albino, spayed, neu-
tered, descented, with cage,
$50. (863)467-2702
FERRET- comes with cage
and food, 15 wks, female,
descended and spayed, $150
neg. (863)261-3108.
LARGE BLUE FEMALE RAB-
BIT- asking $6.
(863)675-4981.
PARROT CAGE- iron, round, 2'
diameter, 5 1/2 tall on roll-
ers, $80. (863)357-1741.
WOLF & ROTTWEILER MIX-
Male approx 6 wks $75. or
best offer. (863)763-2749


HIGH BACK WICKER CHAIRS-
Good condition. $36. Will
separate (863)467-5477.
LEATHER CHAIR- reclining,
swivel, w/ottoman, Ivory
color, exc cond, $120.
(863)357-6660 Ive msg.
LIVING ROOM SET- 2 pcs
w/sofa bed, white $500. or
best offer. (863)674-0377
LOFT STYLE BUNKBED- with
desk and bookshelf, $450.
(863)357-7075 AFTER 6PM
MATTRESS AND BOX-
SPRING- King size, $275.
(863)227-6210.
SOFA & CHAIR- Olive color,
like new $100. Moving must
Sell (863)517-1316
SOFA BED & matching chair,
w/cushions, blonde rattan,
very pretty, great cond.,
$125. (863)763-9410
SOFA BED- light sea foam
green, w/full size mattress
(Flexsteel) exc cond. $70.
(863)763-8382.
SOFA, Sectional. New. Very
clean. $700. (863)634-7359
SOFA, Sectional. New. Very
clean. $700. (863)634-7359
SOFA'S (2)- 6' off white, leath-
er, and a 6' off white fabric.
$400 will sell separate.
(863)675-0654
TABLE & CHAIRS
Early American, over 40 yrs
old, $100 or best offer
(863)357-1577
VANITY/DESK- brand new,
$100 neg. (863)357-2233.



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
GOLF CART, Electric, 4 Seater
w/box bed. Work or Pleas-
ure. 36 V charger. $1000.
(863)697-2033



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



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


POWER CHAIR CARRIER- for
vehicle, FREE to person with
need: (863)675-4990.


DRAFTING TABLE, great con-
dition, $25. (863)763-6936
HUMIDIFIER, DeVil-
biss/Hankscraft, works
great, $10. (863)763-9410
MASSAGETABLE
Top of the line.
Paid $560, will sell for $360
(863)763-6475
TOWBAR, Reese 6000 Ib.,
with 2 inch ball, $45.
(863)357-6660
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell it
in the classified.



BASS GUITAR, chord, stand,
amp, all new, $900.
(863)675-3881
GUITAR- Ovation Celebrity
Deluxe, 12 string Acoustic,
electric, w/custom hardsheIll
case. $700 (863)610-3489.
ORGAN, Large, Lowery, Holi-
day. Asking $200 or best of-
fer. (863)610-0521


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
ARACANA CHICKS- (5) all for
$10. (863)675-4981.
BASSET HOUND w/papers. 9
mo. old., Female. House-
broken. All shots. Tracking
Chip. $650 (863)634-3841
BELGIAN DOG
5 mo old, shots to date. $300
(863) 467-7825
BLUE PITT BULL PUP- male,
5 mos old., $150
. (863)675-1865.
CHIHUAHUA MIX 3 mo old


GRILL- Weber, Large Bar-B-
Que Grill. Good condition.
$30. (863)467-5477
JOHN DEERE RIDING MOWER
9 h/p, Wizard 6 h/p push
mower, Yard Machine weed
eater$500 (561)662-3335
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.
Your next job could be in
today's classifieds. Did
you look for it?


Don't Miss

This Ole
SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPPIES
CKC, 6 Males, all blue eyes,
$500 each (863)763-2749
Leave message.


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



TOILETS (2), New, never
used, $100 will sell separ-
ate. (863)227-6210.



6 PERSON HOT TUB
W/two filters. In good condi-
tion. Must sell. $750 or best
offer. (863)946-3888



COMM SEW MACHINE- Sing-
er, with attachments, $200.
(239)728-3567.



BOWLING BALL, Ladies, Ayr-
way Mustang, Tan/Gold, mar-
bleized, ex. con $12.5 lb.
w/bag. $40 (863)357-3779
CLUB CAR GOLF CART
Electric w/ canopy and charg-
er, excellent condition.
$1600 (863)635-4268



RADIO, Old Fashioned Look
Thomas Collectors Edition,
w/cassette. (863)467-4192


'04 MILLER BOBCAT 225
Welder generator, used only
60hrs, kept out of weather.
$3000 (863)634-3787
DURACRAFT DRILL PRESS
Floor model 1600,3/4 h/p, 16
speed. $100 or best offer
(863)824-0884
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
TOOL BOX, Metal, On Wheels.
$50. (863)801-4949


WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
(772)562-5567
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helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!


Agriculture



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




MICHIGAN HAY- Timothy Al-
falfa, 70-80 Ib square bales.
83467-1383 or
734)637-9713 Ralph



CHICKEN COOP, (4), 10x10,
all pressure treated wood,
$3500 value, asking $1200.
You Move. 863-634-1343


HORSE Pasafina Gelding,
loves attention, does not
spook. $2500.
(863)843-2495.
SPOTTED WALKER FILLIE- 2
/2 yrs old, green broke, very
sweet, $1500.
(863)843-2495.



CHIPPER/SHREDDER
Craftsman w/ Briggs & Strat-
ton 5 h/p eng. $250
(863)357-2573


MOBILE HOME STEPS- fiber-
glass, 5 risers, 2 aluminum
rails, $350. (863)467-0506



OKEE COUNTY, Rent to own.
2BR, 1BA, Large shed,
$2000. Down, $300. mo.
(863)697-3004.
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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



Apartment located just 12
miles north of Okeechobee,
2DR, 1BA, $475 per mo.,
first & security, no pets.
863-467-1717.
LAKE WORTH, Intercostal
55+, 1Br, 1Ba, fully furn.
No pets. $800. mo. Yearly.
(863)697-6542


Okeechobee, 3BR/1BA, Ig liv-
ing rm, kit. & dining rm, 1
car garage, $825 mo. +
sec. Ref's req'd. Call Kamal
(561)792-9431 7am-10am
or5pm-11pm




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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate 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
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
HOUSE FOR SALE
On water, 2br,1 baw/Ascreen
room & elec. boat lift.
Comp. furnished w/new
roof & a/c. $185,000 or best
offer (863)763-6886 or
447-1093


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



Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
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DEVELOPER/INVESTOR-
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20-2000 acres. Call Joseph
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Mobile Home Parts 2010
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FIBERGLASS STEPS (2)
Four risers w/aluminum rail
$100 for both, will sep.
(863)467-0479


Construction
Equpmwnt 4025
Frei Car 4030
Four Whe Driv 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractr Trailers 4060
Utility Trallers 4085
Vane 4070


1991 HONDA CIVIC
Ice cold a/c & tow hitch
$1800 (863)675-4540 or
(863)677-3091
S'85 BUICKSKYHAWK2D,
5spd, gd. tires & brks, title,
nds head gasket, not run
$400 (863)612-0515 msg.
'85 CAD. SEDAN DEVILLE
Good condition, approx 71k
mi, $800 (863)763-5418


Okeechobee


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Recreation |



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles.ATVs 3035



14'V HULL BOAT
Aluminum, w/trailer. $500
(863)657-6652
15' FIBERGLASS BOAT
W/trailer, vinyl top & 35 h/p
Evinrude motor. $1500
(863)675-6652
ALUMINUM CRAFT- John 14',
Evinrude 15hp, Elec. start,
trolling motor Galvanized
trailer $1450.863-763-1527
AVENGER '86- 17' Bass boat
& trir, 150 HP Johnson, runs
great, $2500 firm or trade
or ATV, etc..
(863)801-9496
BASS BOAT 390V RANGER
1986 with 150 h/p Mercury
Opti Max, low hrs w/trailer
$6000 (863)946-0307
BOAT- 15' Walk thru Tri Hull,
w/trlr, 50HP Johnson, $500.
(863)674-1105.
FIBERGLASS BOAT-1961
Mercury 7.5, less than 25
hrsw/1966 trailer, $1500
or best offer (863)697-3869
GOLF CART- Yamaha Gaso-
line motor, Very nice.
$2000. (863)801-1666.
MERCURY '01, 25 HR electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
Mitchell Craft-'84,152'
Fiberglass, '2001 50hp John-
son. Ask about the trailer.
$2500 239-821-3170 Okee
PONTOON BOAT 24'
No motor, no trailer $800
(863)763-3451
REGAL, '80, 18', with
'94 150hp Mariner outboard,
minor work needed, $2200.
(863)441-7675


COACHMAN 5TH WHEEL RV,
'93- 27', excellent cond,
$5000. (863)697-2180.
FORD F350 CAMPER, '75, 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



BOAT TRAILER- 12-14ft, ask-
ing $150 or best offer.
(863)983-3353.

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Airboat Engine, Ground Pow-
er Unit, with 520 jugs, needs
modifying, $2000.
(863)675-1754
JOHNSON MOTOR- 70HP,
Rebuilt 03/05, Runs great,
$1250. Trade in considered
Call Rusty (863)467-1960
SHARK ROD, new, custom &
baits, $400. (863)467-8161
SPINNING ROD, custom
leather, new & Shimano 65
Bait Runner reel, $425.
(863)467-8161
T-TOP TOWER, with storage
bin, for center console boat,
stainless steel, $750.
(863)467-8580


HONDA GOLDOWING, '84, mint
condition, 32k miles, every-
thing works, $4000 or trade.
(863)763-6230
KAWASAKI VULCAN CLASSIC
1500 1998, Back rest, wind-
shield, floorboards, Vance &
Hines Pipes, New tires, Exc.
condition. $6145 or best offer.
(863)634-9724
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.
RAIL BUGGY: New motor.
Exc. shape. Needs finish work.
Tons of spare parts. Engine
Block. $3000 (863)675-6214

Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commial T"rucoks 4020


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'85 CAD FLEETWOOD 40
newer tires, gd brakes, runs
good, nds head gasket $600
neg. (863)612-0515 Iv. msg
85 FORD F150
4x4, 6cyl, 4spd, cold a/c, very
clean, runs good. $3500
(863)634-3787
'99 Vulcan Classic 1500
exhaust system free w/pur-
chase of new seat set $20
(863)357-2588
BUICK REGAL- Presidential
Edition '88, 81K odg ml., 2.8
V6, auto, A/C, Nice car
$1250. firm 772-461-2629-
CHEVY CAVALIER '99, over-
hauled engine, exc. cond.,
NC, white, 4 dr, $2500. Call
(863)610-2190.
CHEVY MALIBU, '98- 4cyl,
with AC, all-power, great
condition & MPG, 155K,
$2000 (863)763-8963.
CHRYSLER CONCORDE, '95,
170k miles, extra clean, CD,
all power, $2500.
(863)357-1074
DODGE 16" CHROME RIMS
5 lug $200
(239)657-4687 call after 4pm
DODGE COLT 1989 Station
Wagon, Very small car. Ex-
celleit on gas. $600 or best
offer. (863)467-0376
FORD TAURUS 1989, 4 Door,
Runs great! $700. or best
offer. (863)447-0384
FORD TAURUS, '87 no air,
auto, new tires, low miles,
rebuilt mtr. new bal, $800
neg 18631763-6396
LINCOLN TOWN CAR 1991,
Runs good W/air. Needs
shocks. $1000 firm.
(863)763-3822
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
1992, Runs great ice cold
a.r Minor body damage
$2200 (863)467-8166
MERCURY VILLAGER'96
Clean, runs great ice COld air
$2900 (863)801-9228
OLDSMOBILE 88 LSS, '96,
asking $2500 or best offer.
863-675-4107 or..
863-673-6681 for more info


TRANS AM-'85, Need to be
r a d o n e
$600.(863)467-1985.



CHEVY 1991 3/4 Ton Pickup,
4x4, 4 spd., $2500 or best
offer. (863)675-6214 after 6
pm.
CHEVY Z71, '94, 4x4, runs
great, needs transmission
work, $2250.
(863)697-9714
DODGE DAKOTA, '00- Crew
cab, 5.9/360, auto, 109K, all
power, $9500.
(863)763-2156.
FORD F 350 1991, Flatbed
dually w/4 wd. & 5th wheel or
goose' neck attach. $4500
neg. (863)763-3660 after 2p

JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs & looks
-good $2500.
(863)675-9243.


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



FORD F600 UHAUL IT- exc.
running cond. 24' box, good
for const.; flatbed for stor-
age, $2000 (561)844-5757.


RAKE ROTOR LATHE
On-car, new, never used
$2500 or best offer
(863)763-0438
CHEVY PICK UP 1979, For
parts. $75. (863)675-7.471
ENGINE -350, Needs head
work, Edlebrock intake,
Chrome dress up kit, New
starter $400. 863-946-0868
Engine stand & Cherry picker,
Good condition.$150.
(863)946-0868


FLAT BED- for work truck,
steel, w/2 tool boxes, $350
or best offer'.
(863)983-3353.
FORD F150, '91- 302, auto,
good for parts, $300.
(928)202-0013 (cell)
GRILL GUARDS- for 94-01
Dodge & 99-02 F150/250
LD & Expedition $700 will
sep. (863)697-1877.
TIRES General, like new set
of P255/70R17 or
P205/75R15, $200.
(863)763-8963.


CHEVY 1/2 ton, V8, auto Flat
bed/Utility. Runs good.
$1.000 or best offer.
,863-697-6812.
FORD F350 CAMPER, '75, A
Classic, great mechanical
condition, come check it
out, $2000 (863)824-0402
FORD RANGER- '92, 2 Wheel
Drive; V6, A/C $1000.
(863)673-5443


CHEVROLET BLAZER 1991,
$1000 (863)634-6596
FORD EXPLORER SPORT-
'99, Full tow package. Runs
good. $2500
239-633-7460


CARGO TRAILER, '00 Hall-
mark 8x20, with dovetail
ramp, pulled twice locally,
$4,000. (863)673-6566
UTILITY TRAILER
12'x6.5' Heavy duty Bobcat
hauler. Not enclosed. $900
: (863)763-3451
UTILITY TRAILER open w/
tool box. $150 call
(863)763-7497


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


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


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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Jvase No.: 205-DR-331
Maria Guadatupe Desantiago,
Petitioner
and
Roman Martines Gil
Respondent
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Roman Martines Gil
RO. ox 752
Beviabille, N. Cording'
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
Required to serve a copy of. your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Maria
Guadalupe Desantiago whose address
is P.O. Box 2557, Okeechobee, FL
34973 on or before April 19, 2005,
and file the original with the clerk of
this Court at 304 NW 2nd SLt., Okee-
chobee, FL 34972, before service on
Petitioner or immediately thereafter,' If
you fall to do so, a default may be en-
tered against you for the relief de-
manded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents In this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office.
You may review these documents
upon request.
You must eep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address, Future papers In this lawsuit
will be mailed .to the address on
record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires cer-
tain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and Information. Failure to
comply can result in sanction, Includ-
ing dismissal or striking of pleadings.
DATED: May 11,2005
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Arene Nesals
S. Deputy Clerk
56112ON 5/19,26;6/2,9/05

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The Workforce Development Board of
the Treasure Coast Region 20 and
the Treasure Coast Job Training Con-
sortium announces a public meeting
of the Legislative Committee to which
all persons are invited:
Date & Time:
Thursday, May 26,2005 8:00 a.m.
Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port SL Lucia, florida 34952
PURPOSE: To discuss matters concern-
Ing the Workforce Investment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportunities,
the Welfare Transition Program, One-
Stop Career Centers and the Work-
force Development Board. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by con-
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City Center
1 L,'.i.. it;., 34952
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PROJECT NO. 20514
YEARLING MIDDLE SCHOOL
RTU'S REPLACEMENT
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 up to 2:00 p.m.
June 29,2005 for all materials and labor necessary for:
Yearling Middle School
Roof Top Unit Replacement
Okeechobee, Florida
Bidder shall complete a list of sub-bidders with whom he will sub-contract work in
connection with this project. This list shall accompany the contractors bid. Fail-
ure to provide a list shall be grounds for rejection of the bid.
Plans and specifications are on file in the office of:'
Dale Barrett, Director oft Operations
Okeechobee County School Board
700 SW 2nd Avenue, Room 110
Okeechobee, FL 34974
S863-462-5000 ext. 236
and
BMK Architects, Inc.
323 Central Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-356-6056
Copies of said plans and specifications may be obtained at the office of said Archi-
tect or the office of Dale Barrett, upon the deposit of $100.00 for one set of plans
and specifications; said deposit will be returned to the contractor upon return of
said plans and specifications in good condition, and upon receipt of a bona fide
bid.
Each bid shall be accompanied by a Bid Bond in the amount of 5% of the maximum
bid, payable to the School Board of Okeechobee County, as evidence of good
faith and guaranteeing that the successful bidder will execute and furnish to the
School Baird of Okeechobee County a good and sufficient performance bond as
required by Florida Sttute Section 1013.47 in the penal sum of 100% of the es-
lated amount of the contract guaranteng the performance of ..i
and a payment bond as reqoird by Section 1013.45 and 255.05, f.,w,, :i1
utes, guaranteeng the payment of all debts pertaining thereto. Each bid shall be
accompanied by a sworn statement under Section 287.133(3)(a), Florida Stat-
ates, on Public Entity Crimes and the Drug Free Workplace Certification.
Each bond shall be issued by a surety company licensed and authorized to do busi-
ness In the State of lorida having a general bond holders rating of A+ -excellent
and financial rating of BBB+ or better in Florida satisfactory to the Owner,
within ten (10) days rhir, t,.i, ,,,.d,j:d the contract, the premiums of said
bonds to be paid by tr,,.: Li,[ i:i", ij bonds to be recorded In accordance
with School Board Instructions.
All Bids shall be placed in an envelope, sealed, and addressed to the School Board
of Okeechobee Cdunty, and the name of the project should be placed on the out-
side of the envelope and words Indicating that the envelope contains a bid fqr
said project,
MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE: June 8, 2005,10:00 a.m., prevailing time at
the office of Dale Barrett, Director of Operations, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Room
110, Okeechobee, FL 34974: .
The Contractor will he required to build and have the project substantially complet-
ed January 1, 2006 and have the actual site work, Including punch list items and
site clean up, totally completed within 30 days thereafter. Failure to do so will re-
sult in liquidated damages in the amount of $500.00 per day for each day the
date of actual substantil completion exceeds the scheduled date of substantial
completion; and a further sum of $100.00 per calendar day in liquidated damag-
es for each day the date of actualfinal completion exceeds the scheduled date of
final completion.
The successful bidder, if any, will be notified within 15 days after the bid is accept-
ed.
The School Board of Okeechobee County reserves the right to reject any and all
bids and to Waive any informalities. All proposals shall remain in force for 30
days afterthe date of opening.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OFOKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools
54823ON 5/19,26;6/2/05


PROJECT NO. 20451
CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
BUS LOOP AND COVERED WALKWAYS
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 up to 3:00 p.m.
June 29, 2005 for all materials and labor necessary for:
Bus Loop and Covered Walkways
Central Elemeatary School
Okeechobee, Florida
Bidder shall complete a list oft sub-bidders with whom he will sub-contract work in
connection with this project. This list shall accompany the contractor's bid. Fail-
ure to provide a list shall be grounds for rejection of the bid.
Plans and specifications are on file in the office of:
Dale Barrett, Director of Operations
Okeechobee County School Board
700 SW 2nd Avenue, Room 110
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-462-5000 ext. 236
and
BMK Architects, Inc.
323 Central Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-356-6056
Copies of said plans and specifications may be obtained at the office of said Archi-
tect or the office of Dale Barrett, upon the deposit of $1.0.00 for oneset of plans
and specifications; said deposit will be returned to the contractor upon return of
said plans and specifications in good condition, and upon receipt of a bona fide
bid,
Each bid shall be accompanied by a BindBond in the amount of 5% of the maximum
bid, payable to the School Board of Okeechobee County, as evidence of good
faith and guaranteeing that the successful bidder will execute and furnish to the
School Board of Okeechobee County a good and sufficient performance bond as
required by Florida Statute Section 1013.47 in the penal sum of 100% of the es-
calated amount ot the contract guaranteeing the performance of said contract
and a payment bond as required by Section 1013.45 and 255.05, Florida Stat-
utes, guaranteeing the payment of all debts pertaining thereto. Each bid shall be
accompanied by a sworn statement under S action 287.133(3)(a), Florida Stat-
utes, on Public Entity Crimes and the Drug Free Workplace Certification.
Each bond shall be issued by a surety company licensed and authorized to do busi-
ness In the State of Florida having a general bond holders rating of A+ -excellent
and a financial rating of BBB+ or better In Florida satisfactory to the Owner,
within ten (10) days after being awarded the contract, the premiums of said
Bonds to be paid by the Contractor, Said bonds to be recorded in accordance
with School Board instructions.
All Bids shall be placed in an envelope, sealed, and addressed to the School Board
of Okeechobee County, and the name of the project should be placed on the out-
side of the envelope and words indicating that the envelope contains a bid for
said projecL .
MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE: June 8, 2005, 1:00 p.m., prevailing time at
the office of Dale Barrett, Director of Operations, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Room
110, Okeechobee, FL 34974.
The Contractor will be required to build and have the project substantially complet-
ad January 1,2006 and have the actual site work, including punch list items and
site clean up, totally completed within 30 days thereafter. Failure to do so will re-
sult in liquidated damages In the amount of $500.00 per day for each day the
date of actual substantial completion exceeds the scheduled date of substantial
completion; and a further sum of $100.00 per calendar day in liquidated damag-
es tfor each day the date of actual final completion exceeds the scheduled date of
final completion.
The successful bidder, Ift any, will be notified within 15 days after the bid is accept-
ed.
The School Board of Okeechobee County reserves the right to reject any and all
bids and to waive any Informalities. All proposals shall remain in force for 30
days after the date of opening.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
By: Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D., Superintendent of Scho1ls
54823 ON 5/19,26;6/2/05


Slaff photo/Debra Smythe

Project ChildSafe
Project ChildSafe is an expansion of the Project HomeSafe program developed by the
National Shooting Sports Foundation whose purpose is to promote safe firearms handling
and storage practices among all firearms owners through the distribution of key safety edu-
cation messages and free gun locking devices. It is supported by a Department of Justice
grant and is a component of Project Safe Neighborhoods, the nationwide commitment to
reduce gun crime to create safer neighborhoods. These locks are for all makes and types
of guns, even hunters can use them. These devices may be obtained by contacting Sergeant
Keith Stripling of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, 307 W. Fifth Ave., (863) 763- 6064
or at any event that Sgt. Stripling may attend.


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Public invited to Lunebbox Lecture
The parents, providers and the public are invited to attend a
Lunchbox Lecture, featuring psychotherapist Dr. Brenda Garma,
Ph.D., LMHC, on May 24 at the Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E.
Park St. The free lecture, from 11:30 a.m. until I p.m will address
sexual predators. The lecture will begin at noon. Bring. our lunch -
beverages \\ ill be provided. Lunchbox Lectures are presented by the
Teen Pregnancy Preention Task Force and sponsored by the Okee-
chobee Healthy Start Coalition. Future lectures will focus on sex
education [or teens parents, adolescence and sexual boundaries,
and techniques to use for children that are self mutilating For infor-
nnation, call the Health, Start Coalition office at (863) 462-5877.

Hurricane sales tax seminars offered
The Florida Department of Revenue will be offering a.free 2005
hurricane preparedness sales tax holiday seminar located at several
locations on the Treasure Coast. The classes for Okeechobee Coun-
ty will be held at the Okeechobee Department of Health, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., oh May :31, at 9 a.m., II a.rn., 1:30 and 3 p.m. These
classes are for the laws and regulations concerning the 2005 hurri-
cane preparedness sales tax holiday June I through June 12. Classes.
are free and open to the public. For information, contact the Fort
Pierce Service Center at (772) 429-2173.

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 Volunteer
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,


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Children's Ranch.


Book discussion group will meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group
\\ill continue to meet at 7 p m. in the Okeechobee Library meeting
room. Everyone w\'ho 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 ,ou have questions or
would d like more inform nation, call Jan Fehrman at (863.1357-9980






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