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Vol. 96 No. 144


Tuesday, May 24, 2005


DOCho,-ROj se ofede


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The Department of Correc-
tions (DOC) is turning up the
heat.
DOC members from Okee-
chobee, Indian River, Martin and
St. Lucie counties spent the latter
part of last week conducting
sweeps of the homes where regis-
tered sex offenders are living.
As a result, 15 offenders in the
four-county area are back in jail.
That includes three in Okee-
chobee County who were
charged with violation of proba-
tion (VOP) when their homes
were checked Friday evening.
Over 30 DOC officers spent the
biggest portion of Friday night
walking through and ,'n-tiiiii,
searching the homes of registered
sex offenders in Okeechobee
County.
"We're sending a message to
the offender so they know we're
their accountability," said John
Thompson, coi ce-ion.li proba-


tion supervisor in DOC's Okee-
chobee office. "We're trying to
assure that they are abiding by
their supervision order and trying
to maintain pul:i i.e,.
K,.r'. ,-,,,- thought it went
well, and it was definitely success-
ful. It was awesome," he added.
Arrested in the local sweep Fri-
day night were Michael Waldron,
Hobert Lee and James Peck. All
i r i e: were booked into the Okee-
chobee County Jail without bond.
Waldron, of S.W. 11th St., was
charged with violation of proba-
tion after officers allegedly found
a .22 cal. rifle in a back bedroom
of his residence. The 2--'*i --old
Waldron was I;.2iii,. ,h arrested
on a charge of lewd and lascivi-
ous molestation on a victim under
the age of 12.
Lee, 42, of a U.S. 441 N.
address, was originally arrested in
March of 1996 on a charge of
lewd, lascivious or indecent act.
According to his arrest affidavit,
Lee violated his probation by


reportedly being in possession of
a prescription drug without a pre-
scription. The contents of the bot-
tle were not immediately
released.
Peck, 43, of a U.S. 441 S.E.
address, was originally arrested
on three counts of attempted sex-
ual battery on a person under the
age of 12. He was arrested on a
violation of probation charge Fri-
day night for allegedly being in
possession of drug paraphernalia.
"Normally, on a violation of
probation charge there is no
bond," said Mr. Thompson. "Our
recommendation is always no
bond."
According to Justine Patterson,
DOC deputy circuit administrator
for the four-county area, officers
primarily did 'walk through' of
the offender's residence. Howev-
er, if so decreed by court order,
the officers conducted a full
search of their home.
See DOC -Page 2


Board certified teachers: Florida #2 in nation


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Staff photo/Eric Kopp
Department of Corrections (DOC) Senior Officer Ken
Woulard (left), from Fort Pierce, Correction Probation 3uper-i
visor John Thompson (center), from Okeechobee, and Lenea
Pasciuto, a probation officer from St. Lucie County, discuss
their next stop during a sweep of homes inhabited by regis-
tered sex offenders Friday night in Okeechobee County. 2',,,
30 DOC officers spent the evening checking on 34 1egi;terei;:
sex offenders in the county. When the night was over, three
of the offenders were charged with violation of probation and
placed in the Okeechobee County Jail.




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Ford inducted into
Fishing Hail of Fame
Long-time angler and local
resident Harvey Ford was
inducted ini-, thi< T.'c e
Coast Sport Fishing Hall of
Fame at the Inaugural Treasure
Coast Sport Fishing Expo &
Hall of Fame Induction held at
the Treasure Coast Mall Satur-
day, May 21, for his contribu-
tions to Florida freshwater fish-
ing.
"I've never been speechless
before, but I'm just about
there," stated Mr. Ford during
the induction ceremony.
Mr. Ford is a true Floridian
and angler. He was born in
Ocoee on May 20, 1932. He
started fishing at the age of 2
with his grandfather, Perry
Ford, and has never stopped.
He began to take a serious
interest in bass fishing while
still in school.
Sports,Page8

Drought Index
Current: 336
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.24 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
13.31 feet


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

Index

Classifieds ......10-12
Comics ............9
Community Events'... .4


Courtesy photo
Okeechobee County District Schools ,cently recognized four local teaching profes-
sionals who have passed the Natienal B'?rd Ceirificalion assessments. Honorees in
attendance were: (left to right) Lori Howard, Colleen O'Bannon, Vickie Goggins and
Andrea Hortman. Dr. Patricia Cooper (center), superintendent of schools, was present
to introduce the newest teaching professionals.

Newest board certified teachers


'Lighting the Way' to excellence


Teachers honored
for excellence

By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
The National Board of
Teaching Professionals recently
held a reception at the First Bap-
tist Church on April 29, to honor
four Okeechobee District teach-
ers who have passed the portfo-
lio and assessment center to
meet requirements for their
National Board Certification.
Honored were: Central Ele-
mentary School first grade
teacher Lori Howard; Seminole
Elementary School first grade
teacher Colleen O'Bannon;
Vickie Goggins, an eighth grade
'math teacher at Osceola Middle
School; and Yearling Middle
School's seventh and eighth
grade intensive reading teacher
Andrea Hortman.


"These are teaching profes-
sionals within our school sys-
tem who continue to remain in
the classroom educating our
children because they believe in
quality education," said Super-
intendent of Schools Dr. Patricia
Cooper.
National Board Ct'-iiticatiion
is referred to as the Florida
Excellent Teaching Program
within the state. Florida current-
ly ranks second in board certi-
fied teachers across the nation,
Distr. I of Columbia and over-
seas having 6,360 board certi-
fied teaching professionals.
C r',.., counted, 20 are cur-
rently serving and educating
children in Okeechobee County
schools. North Carolina is the
only other state which surpass-
es Florida in number with 8,283
board ceriii ed teaching profes-
sionals.-
The National Board Certifica-
tion is a symbol of professional


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teaching excellence. It attests
that a teaching professional was
judged by their peers as an
accomplished professional, and
as one who makes sound judg-
ments in the best interest of
their students and acts effective-
ly on those judgments.
The national board certifica-
tion process is a, "rigorous, per-
formance-based assessment of
actual teaching practice," said
Lee Dixon, assistant superin-
tendent of schools.
He said that it was a process
described to him by teachers
having gone through it as, "a
grueling experience."
"For the better part of a year,
teachers must prepare for the
National Board Certification,
requiring teaching portfolios
that include student work sam-
ples, videotapes and thoughtful
written analyses of candidate's
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee news
Okeechobee County school
officials recently released FCAT
scores for reading, math and
writing.
"We're closing the gap
every year," Sharon Suits, direc-
tor of elementary education,
said referring to the difference
between local and state aver-


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee news
Only four action items face
the Okeechobee County Plan-
ning Board/Board of Adjust-
ments and Appeals at their 7


age scores.
She said the goal of the
school system was to meet or
exceed state scores.
Writing scores for the fourth
and 10th grades were .2 of a
point below the state average.
However, the increase shown
by local fourth graders over last
See FCAT Page 2


p.m. meeting tonight at the
Okeechobee County Court-
house.
The item that will probably
receive the most attention is a
See Zoning Page 2


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Hurricane tax holiday
Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Monday, May 23, in Pensaco-
la, prepares to sign into law a bill that will give Floridi-
ans a sales tax break on certain hurricane preparation
items, including flashlights, batteries, coolers, genera-
tors, and radios. Escambia County Commissioner Bill
Dickson (left) and state Rep. Holly Benson, F,-i .-iaco-
la, a co-sponsor, look on. Sales tax will be lifted June 1-
12 in an effort to encourage people to prepare for the
new hurricane season early.


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Four teens shot to death outside home in West Virginia


HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -
Police brought in people for
questioning Monday as they
searched for the motive behind
the fatal shootings of four
teenagers who were killed in the
front yard of the apartment
house where one of them lived.
A neighbor said he heard gun-
fire early Sunday and a girl plead-
ing for her life.
No arrests have been made,
but nine people were brought in
for questioning Monday, Hunt-
ington police Capt. Steve Hall
said. The motive for the shoot-
ings was unknown, said police,
who planned a news briefing


later in the day.
The victims were identified as
Dante Ward, 19, who lived in the
building; Eddrick Clark, 18, of
South Point, Ohio; Michael Dil-
lon, 17, of Huntington; and
Megan Poston, 16, of Bar-
boursville.
Dillon and Poston were dates
to the Huntington High School
prom Saturday night, but it was
unknown if they made it there.
Dillon was a junior at the school,
while Poston attend another high
school.
The couple was supposed to
be at an all-night gathering at the
school after the dance, but their


names were not on the registra-
tion sheet, Cabell County schools
Superintendent William Smith
said.
A neighbor, Michael Thomas,
said he and his daughter were
awakened by gunshots.
"There was a burst of gunfire,
and then there was a small
pause, and that's when I heard
the girl say, 'Please don't kill me,
I'm sorry,'" he said. "And I heard
two more gunshots."
Three of the teens were dead
when police arrived and the
fourth died a short time later at
Cabell-Huntington Hospital,
police said.


Garry Dillon, who called
police after his son didn't come
home when the lock-in ended at
5 a.m. Sunday, said he had no
idea why his son and Poston
were at Ward's house.
"I just hope the police get the
monster that did this to those
babies," Dillon said.
An emotional crowd of about
100 people gathered at the site of
the shooting Sunday. One
woman, apparently the mother
of one of the victims, broke
through police tape to get to her
child.
"I don't know how you con-
sole a person like that, that's lost


a young child," police Capt.
Steve Hall told WOWK-TV. "I
don't know."
Thomas said Ward moved
into the house next to her about
two months ago. Though she
didn't know him well, Ward was
always social and friendly,
Thomas said.
Ward was a 2003 Huntington
High School graduate, while
Clark went to school in South
Point, Ohio, across the Ohio
River from Huntington. George
York, principal of South Point
High School, called Clark "a
wonderful guy" and said he was
to have graduated next Sunday.


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In a walk through, the officers
can walk through the home but are
restricted to looking at those items
that are in 'plain sight'. In a com-
plete search, the officers can go
through drawers, closets or any-
thing the offender would have
access to in his room. In some
cases, they can also search out-
buildings.
According to Ms. Patterson, just
such a search turned up a
methamphetamine lab in a home
. o in St. Lucie County Thursday night.
Mr. Thompson said the home is
just off Edwards Road and that the
offender, Wayne Farmer, was
arrested. The Florida Department
of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and
- the Drug Enforcement Administra-
tion (DEA) were both notified of
the find.
"We usually check quarterly,"
said Ms. Patterson. "But, due to the
recent activities we are definitely
stepping up our efforts."
She said registered offenders
are not allowed to have any type of
pornographic or X-rated material
- or illegal substances, and they
- must have a prescription for any
medications in their possession.
"Some are not allowed to have
internet access," she added, "and


Teachers


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do. classroom teaching and of stu-
,, dent learning," Mr. Dixon
explained. "Although a process
S- which disrupts their lives for near-
ly year, teachers have comment-
ed that the process helps them to
become better teachers than they
ever were."
-- Candidates for national board
S-* certification must have worked as
teaching professionals prior to
becoming eligible for three years.
Candidates are subject to a num-
ber of timed exercises that are
-- designed to delve into their sub-
ject matter knowledge, as well as
how they teach that subject mat-
ter to their students. The certifica-
tion assesses not only the knowl-
edge, but the actual use of their
9 skills and professional judgment
in the classroom as they work to
improve student learning.
"After teachers are certified by
Sthe National Board of Teaching
S" Professionals, they become eligi-


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house."
Ms. Patterson
know the offended
and the offender's
on to say the offen
is also aware of the
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said Mr. Thompso
ing up with there
office, job, home o
ity multiple times p
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somebody, we do
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children safe."
Mr. Thompson
DOC for 11 years
have never done f
as those conducted
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searches, if it's part
sion orders," he add
Although the
currently indicates
offenders in Okee


he said his
department
only keeps tabs
on 34 of those.
"There are
34 registered
offenders that
are currently on
Some type of
community
Hobert James supervision in
Lee Peck Okeechobee
County," he
children in the said. "The rest, don't have any
community supervision."
said they also He explained that those not
her's work hours under watch by DOC may have
boss. She went been sentenced to a period of time
ider's supervisor in prison and completed that time.
offender's past. "They completed their sanc-
)nthly contact," tion, so they won't have any com-
n. "We're meet- munity sanction. But, they must
n either at the still register with the sheriff's
r treatment facil- office," he added.
er month. In short; if DOC isn't watching
need to search them, the sheriff's office is. And
o it," he added. after last week's DOC sweeps, the
is, is keeping the offenders are well aware of that
fact.
has been with FDLE's website contains photos
and said they and information on registered sex
ull sweeps such offenders. The web site is at
I last week. http://www3.fdle.state.fl.us/sopu/
contact and do and searches may be done by
tof their supervi- county, city or by an individual's
ded. name.
FDLE web site Editor's note: Post your com-
3 over 90 sexual ment on this issue at http://news-
chobee County, blog.info/0904/


ble to receive annual bonuses that
are subject to legislative appropri-
ation, of 10 percent of their annu-
al base incomes for their certifica-
tion status," added Mr. Dixon. "In
addition, certified teachers are
also eligible to qualify as mentors
to other teachers and can earn an
additional 10 percent of their
annual base salaries for the 90
hours yearly, which is spent men-
toring other teachers beyond their
regular teaching jobs."
Mr. Dixon spoke of the process
of becoming Nationally Board
Certified, and said it is not an inex-
pensive endeavor.
"In order to apply, teachers
must apply to the National Board
of Teaching Professionals with a
fee of $2,400 for the application.
Candidates for the assessment
may apply for state funding,
which may pay up to 90 percent
of the application fee," he
explained. "Teachers can also
apply for financial assistance in
the preparation of the portfolio, a
necessary portion of the certifica-
tion assessment."


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public hearing on a petition from
Fra-Mar Enterprises, Inc. for a
change in zoning from agricul-
ture to residential general. The
property is on the west side of
N.E. 40th Avenue and north of
S.R. 70E., across from the Okee-
chobee County Agri-Civic Cen-
ter.
The stated reason for the zon-
ing change is to allow for new
townhouse construction.
The request was first brought
up at the April 26 meeting. At
that time, several area residents
expressed concerns about the
increase in traffic. After some
discussion, the matter was
tabled in order to find out more
about the traffic problems.
Before the matter is settled,
another public hearing will be
held before the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners on June 9.
The board will also consider
two permits for installation of
used dwelling units in residential
mixed zoning districts.
Linda Marie Kent has request-
ed permission to install a used
dwelling unit on .N.E. 70th Ave.,
and Antonio and Eduarda Arrel-
lano have requested permission
to install a used dwelling unit on
N.W 43rd Ave.
The fourth matter on the
agenda is a public hearing to
consider proposed amendments
to the county's land develop-
ment regulations. The proposed
changes would add future land
classifications of Conservation 1,
Conservation 2, Resort Corridor
and Rural Estate. They would
also add a new zoning district of
Planned Development.
The proposed amendments
would cover a variety of miscel-
laneous changes, including
amending the list of permitted
principal land uses in the several
districts, setting minimum lot
area, setting setback and access
requirements and requiring
underground utilities in some
new subdivisions.
Additional public hearings on.
the proposed amendments will
be held by the county commis-
sioners.

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FCAT

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years' fourth graders was greater
than the increase in the statewide
average from last year to this year.
The district wide average for
eighth grade reading, 3.8, is the
same as the statewide average.
However, the district made a .3 of a
point gain over last year in eighth
grade writing, while the statewide
average in eight grade writing
remained the same.
Every elementary school except
South showed a gain in third grade
math over last year's math score.
However, they are still below the
state average even though they
have gained on it. Last year the dis-
trict was 11 points behind the state
average. This year they are only
three points below the state aver-
age.
As for fourth grade math, Cen-
tral, Seminole, Everglades and
South scored better than last year's
fourth grade classes. Last year,
fourth graders district wide were 14
points behind the state average.
This year they are only four points
behind.
Fifth graders at Central, Ever-
glades, North and Seminole scored
higher in math than last year's
fourth graders. They are 10 points
below the state average. Last year
they were 13 points below the state
average.
The middle schools did not do
so well in math.
Both middle schools scored
lower in sixth grade math than last
year and failed to gain on the state
average.
Seventh graders did not do any
better, with both middle schools
scoring lower than last year.
However, because of Yearling,
the eight grade math scores looked
a little better. Yearling eight graders
showed an improvement over last
year.
District-wide, eight grader math
students gained on the state aver-
age, while sixth and seventh
graders lost ground to the state
average.
This year's ninth graders scored
slight higher in math than last
year's ninth graders, while the 10th
grade math scores dropped slight-
ly. However, 10th graders gained
on the state average.


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Turning to reading, Everglades'
third graders scored higher than
last year's third graders. The other
elementary schools scored lower
with the district average losing
ground to the state average.
Third graders are required to
either pass FCAT reading or com-
plete alternate requirements in
order to pass to the fourth grade.
However, fourth graders at Cen-
tral, Seminole and South scored
better than last year. North's fourth
grade reading score remained the
same. Fourth graders gained on the
state average.
North, Seminole and South fifth
graders scored better than last
year's classes in reading while
Everglades' score remained the
same. However, they failed to gain
on the state average.
Sixth grade reading scores
dropped at both middle schools.
Sixth graders lost ground against
the state average.
Seventh graders at both middle
schools scored higher in reading
than last year's classes. The district-
wide average was 11 points behind
the state average last year. This
year, the district's seventh graders
were only five points below the
state average.
Both middle schools showed
improvements in eighth grade
reading over last year and they
gained .on the state average.
The ninth grader reading score
dropped from last year and they
lost ground against the state aver-
age.
Even though 10th grade reading
scores dropped from last year, they
look good as compared to state
scores. A passing grade was scored
by 46 percent of the students this
year, up from 42 percent last year.
The state average dropped from 54
percent last year to 52 percent this
year.
In order to graduate, 10th
graders must pass reading and
math tests.
Ms. Suits said that the sixth
grade was a challenging year.
"We have to find out what hap-
pened," she said noting the drop in
scores in reading and math. .She
guessed that part of the reason
might be the abrupt change from
elementary school to middle
school that sixth graders experi-
ence.
School FCAT scores will be
available some time next month.


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Double graduate aspires



to become a teacher


Eduarda Arellano will certainly
remember her senior year of high
school. She will not only graduate
from Okeechobee High School in
the top 10 percent of her class,
but she will also graduate from
Indian River College with her A.A.
degree!
Eduarda was born in Mexico
and attended school in Okee-
chobee for most of her education.
She said that her elementary
school teachers had such a posi-
tive impact on her life that she
decided teaching was what she
wanted to do.
Eduarda wrote in her biogra-
phy, "Even though I did not speak
English as a child, I still felt the
encouragement coming from my
teachers. It gave me a sense of
confidence to know that even
though I didn't speak the lan-
guage, I understood their encour-
agement".
Eduarda loved being an aide in
middle and high school; it gave
her an opportunity to assist her
teachers and experience what it
might be like to have her own
classroom full of students.
Eduarda took dual enrollment
classes in ninth through 12th
grade and during summer vaca-
tions so that she could graduate
early. Eduarda stated that Mr.
Rodriguez pushed and encour-
aged her to take college classes


Courtesy photo
Double grad, Eduarda Arel-
lano will attend FAU in the fall.
and was always there to assist her.
Mr. Rodriguez said, "Eduarda
is very committed;e set goals
for herself and then she did it. She
didn't let anything get in her
way". Mr. Rodriguez also stated
that Eduarda has a good support
system: her parents, her husband
and the staff members at O.H.S.
and I.R.C.C.
O.H.S. Principal, Gary Kirsch
stated, "She is a really special
young lady to have gone above
and beyond the call of academic
duty to achieve her dual goals of
college and high school gradua-
tion and. at the same time being


recognized by her all of her peers
by her selection as Miss OHS".
Sam Smith, Provost of the
Okeechobee IRCC Campus, said,
"Everyone at the Okeechobee
IRCC Campus is very proud of
Eduarda and her accomplish-
ments. Eduarda accepted the
challenge to advance herself aca-
demically, resulting in the com-
pletion of her A.A. degree at the
same time she completes high
school. We hope that other stu-
dents will accept the opportunity
to participate in dual enrollment
and follow her example."
Eduarda has been accepted at
Florida Atlantic University to
attend classes in the fall. In addi-
tion to being a double graduate,
Eduarda is also a wife and attrib-
utes much of her success to the
encouragement and support of
her husband, Antonio. Besides
her many classroom achieve-
ments, she has also been active in
church and civic organizations
and represented OHS as Miss
Brahman. When I asked Eduarda
what she enjoyed in her spare
time, she smiled and said "what
spare time, but then added that
she loves drawing, painting and
preparing blueprints". Eduarda
said she may also study these sub-
jects to fill her summers when she
is not busy teaching in the class-
room.


Area student receives degree from Grace College


WINONA LAKE, Ind. -
Grace College held its annual
commencement ceremony,
May 7, 2005. Among those grad-
uating was Kim Ellis, daughter
of Dave and Glenetta Ellis of
Okeechobee. Miss Ellis graduat-


ed with a Bachelor of Science in
Sports Studies.
Grace College, located in
Winona Lake, Ind. is an accred-
ited four-year Christian liberal
arts college that is committed
to helping students apply bibli-


cal values in strengthening
character, sharpening compe-
tence and preparing for service.
For information about the col-
lege call 1 (800) 54-GRAE or
visit the Grace website at
Swww.grace.edu


Staff photo/Pete Gawda
Perfect score
Jordan Canevari, a fourth grader at North Elementary School, made a perfect score on
the FCAT writing test. He was honored at Thursday night's meeting of the Okeechobee
County School Board. Taking part in the recognition were (left to right) Pat McCoy, prin-
cipal at North Elementary School, Deanne Wilcox, Jordan's teacher, Jordan, and Dr. Pat
Cooper, superintendent of schools.


Former local resident graduates with honors


ATLANTA Former Okee-
chobee resident Jeffrey Mann,
and graduate of Okeechobee
High School, earned his Mas-
ters of Divinity Degree with a
3.5 G.P.A., from Mercer Univer-
sity's McAfee School of Theol-
ogy which established in 1996,
and was first founded in 1833,
during the School's graduation
ceremony on Saturday, May 21.
Mann received the Watkins-
Freeman Scholarship in 2002
for full tuition for the Graduate
Studies program. Jeffrey
attended Palm Beach Atlantic
University where he earned his
Bachelor's Degree in Biblical
Studies. Jeffrey became an
ordained minister in July 2003
and is currently a pastor of The
Foothills Community Church in
Mt. Airy, Ga. Pastor Mann was
previously a member of the


Courtesy photo
Former local resident, Jeffrey Mann and wife, Holly celebrate
after ordainment ceremony in July 2003.


Oakview Baptist Church of
Okeechobee where he


received his early religious
influences.


Obituaries


Elmer Elder
Christman
Elmer Elder Christman, age 88,
of Okeechobee, died Friday, May
20, 2005 at Martin Memorial Med-
ical Center in Stuart. He was born
June 30, 1916 in Cumberland, Md.
Mr. Christman had been a resident
of Okeechobee since 1970. He was
the former owner of State Line Inn
in Pennsylvania. He enjoyed fish-
ing.
He was preceded' in death by
his wife, Lillian M. Christman.
Survivors include: his daughter,
Rita M. (Bernard) Burkett of Balti-
more, Md.; grandson, Steven S.
.Burkett of Laurel, Del.; grand-
daughter, Tawnya L. Burkett of Sal-
isbury, Md.; great-grandson, James
Burkett of Salisbury, Md.; and sis-
ters, Francis Simmons of Pennsyl-
vania, Grace Welsh, Louise Hill
both of Cumberland, Md., and
Betty Bundy of Drakes Branch, Va.
There will be no visitation and
private interment will be in Ever-
green Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Catherine Goldstein
Catherine Goldstein, age 79, of
Okeechobee, died Friday, May 20,
2005 at Raulerson Hospital. He was
born Nov. 23, 1925 in Washington
County, Mrs. Goldstein had been a
resident of Okeechobee since
1991. She enjoyed gardening and
nature.
Survivors include: her beloved
husband, Arthur Goldstein of Okee-
chobee; three sons, Alan (Anne)
Goldstein of Okeechobee, Lee B.
Goldstein and Troy Marc Goldstein
of Houston, Texas; and one broth-
er, Bill Brock of Cottondale.
There will be no visitation or
services..
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Janie Arlin
Coppock Handy
Janie Arlin Coppock Handy, age
69, of Okeechobee, died, Saturday,
May 21, 2005 at Okeechobee
Health Care Facility. She was born
Dec. 4, 1935 in Calhoun County,
Ala. Mrs. Handy, previously of Dade
City, had been'a resident of Okee-
chobee since 1970. She worked as
a citrus grader for Evans and Tropi-
cana for a total of 15 years. A
devout Christian, she was also
devoted to her family.
She was preceded in death by:
her parents, Coke Graves Coppock
and Elsie Louise Gladney; two
brothers, James. Leroy and
William Jerry Coppock.
Survivors include: her sons,
Kigi Alan (Laurie) O'Berry of
Okeechobee and James Stephen
(Joyce) O'Berry of Coleman;
daughter, Georgene (Martin)
O'Berry Orlowicz of Dade City;
grandchildren, Christopher and
Chad Newsome, Kyli, Joshua and
Christy O'Berry, Joseph Orlowicz,
and Jennilie and Kimberlie Poulin;
great-grandchildren, Candace,
Christina, Lily and Davin; sister,
Ellen (Felix) Saintcross of
Zephyrhills; and several nieces


and nephews.
Family and friends gathered at
the family home on Sunday after-
noon, May 22, for a memorial in
honor of Ms. Handy. Rev. Gene
Roddenberry of World Ministries
officiated.
All arrangements art under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Anna E. Helmsmeier
Anna E. Helmsmeier, age 95, of
Okeechobee died Sunday, May 22,
2005 at Raulerson Hospital. She was
born Aug. 10, 1909 in New Hudson,
Mich. to the late George and Ella
Schuchard. She was a lifelong
member of the Lutheran Church
and devoted to God and family. Mrs.
Helmsmeier moved from Farming-
ton, Michigan to Ft. Lauderdale and
then to Okeechobee in 1988 where
she was an active member at Peace
Lutheran Church.
She was preceded in death by:
her parents, George and Ella
Schuchard, husband Erwin W.
Helmsmeier, brother, Carl
Schuchard, and grandson, Mark
Wright.
She is survived by: three chil-
dren, Ronald, Erwin, and Janet
Helmsmeier; two grandchildren,
Tracy Pinnix and Larisa Palazzolo;
three great-grandchildren, Gabriel,
Jacob, and Alexander; one great-
great-grandson, Nathaniel; sister,
Clara Janetzke of Northville, Mich.
A memorial service will be held
3 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, at Peace
Lutheran Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, Okee-
chobee, Fla. 34972. Burial will take
place at Glen Eden Memorial Park
in Farmington, Mich.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
tory.


Francis J. Lawrence
Francis J. Lawrence, age 81, of
Okeechobee died, May 22, 2005.
He was born Dec. 11, 1923 in
Sharon, Pa. He was well known as
'the golf cart
man.' Mr.
Lawrence
proudly served
in the U.S. Navy
during WWII. 1 .'
Mr.
Lawrence is
survived by: his
beloved wife of S
62 years, Beat- Francis J.
rice Lawrence
of Okee- Lawrence
chobee; three
sons, Dennis (Janice) of Okee-
chobee, Jonnay (Donna) of Cape
Coral, and Allen (Vicki) of Royal
Palm; daughter, Heidi (Vitas) Dik-
tanas of West Palm Beach; 12
grandchildren, and three great-
grandchildren. He will be greatly
missed by all who knew him.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7
p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m.
Wednesday, May 25, at Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home. Interment
will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
Father Esteban Soy of St. Theresa's
in Buckhead Ridge will officiate.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
tory.

Polly Ann Meara
Polly Ann Meara, age 34, of
Okeechobee, died Friday, May 20,
2005 at her residence. She was
born June 6, 1970 in Avon Park.
Mrs. Meara had been a resident of
Okeechobee for 17 years.
She was preceded in death by:
her brother, Onies K. Carr, II and
paternal grandparents, Onies L.


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Survivors include: her sons,
Michael Scott and Davey Meara of
Okeechobee; father, Ken (Patty)
Carr 'of Weaverville, N.C.; mother,
Pamuela Newman of Michigan;
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Jack Donald Wagner
Jack Donald Wagner, age 80, of
Okeechobee, died Sunday, May 22,
2005 at Cleveland Clinic Hospital in
Weston. He was born Oct. 1, 1924
in Eureka, Ill. Mr. Wagner had been
a seasonal resident of Okeechobee
since 1991 and became a perma-
nent resident in 1996. He served in
the armed forces and was a life
member of the VFW Post 10539,
American Legion and was a mem-
ber of more than 30 years of the
Moose Lodge. He was of the
Lutheran Faith.
He was preceded in death by: his
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Survivors include: his beloved
wife of 42 years, Bev Wagner of
Okeechobee; son, Mark (Bridget)
Wagner of Peoria, ll.; granddaugh-
ter, Courtney of Peoria, Ill.; broth-
ers, Richard (Norma) Wagner of
Trivoli, Ill. and Glen (Jane) Wagner
of Scottsdale, Ariz.
There will be no visitation or
services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
All arrangements an under the
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Propaganda
"Hey editor: we're tired of your front page, anti-war articles.
Out of the four main headlines only one of them is not the usual
dose of the anti-war or Democratic propaganda. Your article,
'Family helped shape local history', was very interesting. You
also should have the story that was buried on page 6, 'Boy needs
bone marrow donor', on the front page instead of your propa-
ganda. Saving an 11-year-old boy's life is more important. The
senate Democrats and Republicans have raided our Social
Security accounts every year with 90-100 percent voting yes.
We're tired of the lies from both parties. Please quit forcing the
propaganda down our throats."

Extremists
"For the person who phoned in about bankruptcy; in regard
to your last sentence, I would like to know where you were
when the stock market crashed? I was here in Okeechobee and
as I and every one else I know remembers, it crashed many
months before Bush was elected. This is the type of false state-
ments that are typical of a political extremist."

Pop Warner
"The Okeechobee Little Brahmans Pop Warner League
would like to thank all those who participated in our football
clinic this past weekend and all those who purchased rib dinners
at our fundraiser. We would also like to apologize for not having
the surprise guest NFL player as advertised. Again, thank you to
all those who helped to make our event a success."

Lake Levels
"I find it very interesting that the South Water Management
District now thinks that a drought is the only way to save Lake
Okeechobee. For years now the fishermen and local environ-
mentalists have been telling them that the lake is too high. They
blame the Corps of Engineers and they blame the South Water
Management District. The result is nothing gets done. When will
they ever listen to local residents who are on the lake every day?"




Community Events

Legion hosts Memorial Day service
Memorial Day service will be held Monday, May 30, at 10
a.m. in Veterans Memorial Park at the corner of U.S. 441 and
S.R. 70. This service is to honor all veterans of the United
States, both living and deceased, and all of their families. The
public is invited. The Okeechobee Memorial Post #64 of the
American Legion has sponsored this program for over 50
years. On Memorial Day afternoon, dinner will be served from
12:30 until 3 p.m. for a donation of $6. Music will be provided
starting at 2 p.m. at the Post home, 501 S.E. Second St.

Annual grad party being planned
Plans are under way for the 17th annual Non-Alcoholic
Gradualionr Party to be held June 2 at Stardust Lanes from 11
p.n' until a.m. The community is urged to support this event
with cash and gift donations. Those who would like to contin-
ue their annual support of this event are asked to make checks
payable to Grad-Nite, and mail it in care of Paul M, Buxton, 110
N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee, Fla. 34972. It is asked that no other
graduation party be scheduled for that particular night. The
success of the Non-Alcoholic Graduation Party is dependent
upon total participation and the intent is to provide a safe,
alcohol- and cigarette-free environment. Full cooperation is
needed. For information, contact Paul or Matthew Buxton at
(863) 763-1994.

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 County will be held at the Okeechobee Depart-
ment 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 regula-
tions 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.

Middle school block party planned
The Communities In School's next Middle School Teen
Block Party has been rescheduled for June 3, at the Okee-
chobee Skate Park, 300 N.W. Sixth Ave., from 8 p.m. until mid-
night. Admission is $5 per student. This party is for grades six
through nine only. All students who attend will have a chance
to win a video game system donated by Wal-Mart. There will
also be games and other giveaways. For information, call (863)
462-5863.






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Looking Back ...
Some of the McCarthy family (left to right) Dave, Joe, Celia, Lea, Kathleen, Florence, Genieve and Dan posed for
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Upcoming Events

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
- Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
467-2321. -
Woman at the Well meets at 7 p.m. in the conference room at The
Gathering, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. for a weekly 12-step recovery and sup-
port group meeting for women overcoming chemical dependency. For
information, call (863) 467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863) 763-
6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information,
call (863) 357-0297.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meeting at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S Parroti Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interested
are invited. For intormaiion, c.:ontact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths
to life. Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is located
next to next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group that offers
support and education for people who have been diagnosed with clini-
cal depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual
diagnosis.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-1191.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the
Wal-Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show
a car you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners
while you listen to the great oldies music.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group that will
meet starting at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for and ill family member is
welcome to join us. The group is facilitated by social workers and pro-
vides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, infor-
mation and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth
St. Free care for your loved ones is available at Dunklin Assisted Liv-
ing/Day Care at 407 N.W. Second Ave. For information call (863) 467-
2321.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index
and military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510
or (863) 467-5261.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-
0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863)
357-6257.
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.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are 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.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at 7
p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312
N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days,
or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might need
this group, please pass the wprd.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be
available from 9 a.m. until noon.


Community Events

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

Teen Pregnancy Task Force to meet
The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force of the Okeechobee
Healthy Start Coalition will meet Tuesday, May 24, at 1:30 p.m. at
the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. The Teen Preg-
nancy Prevention Task Force meets the last 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, Read-
ing is Fundamental; Carl Perkins Vocational Grant; Safe Discipline
and Drug Free, Safe Schools Grant; Enhancing Education through
Technology (EETT); Title V (Innovative Programs; Title VI (Rural.
and low income School Programs); Indian Formula Grant; and,
Title II. Any person who would like information or to provide input,
please plan on attending the meeting or call Cathleen Blair at (863)
462-5000, ext. 255, for grant contacts.

Public invited to Lunchbox 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 1 p.m., will address
sexual predators. The lecture will begin at noon. Bring your lunch -
beverages will be provided. Lunchbox Lectures are presented by
the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force and sponsored by the
Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition. Future lectures will focus on
sex education for teens/parents, adolescence and sexual bound-
aries, and techniques to use for children that are self mutilating. For
information, call the Healthy Start Coalition office at (863) 462-5877.

Main Street membership meeting slated
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc. will hold its monthly membership
meeting at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., on
Wednesday, May 25, at noon. This meeting is open to the public.
For information on Main Street, call (863) 357-6246.

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

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

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

Hurricane Awareness Week starts May 29
The Okeechobee County Office of Emergency Management,
Rebuilding Okeechobee After Disaster (R.O.A.D. and Project Help-
ing Our People In Emergencies (H.O.P.E.) are jointly sponsoring
Hurricane Awareness Week, May 29 through June 4. Collection
boxes will be set up at different businesses during the week to col-
lect hurricane supplies to be donated to charitable organizations.
For each item donated, the donor will be entered into a drawing for
donated prizes. The drawing will be held at the grand finale. Collec-
tion boxes can be found at: Publix Plaza, Monday through Friday;
Winn Dixie Plaza, Monday and Tuesday; and at Wal-Mart, Wednes-
day through Friday. The grand finale will take place at 10 a.m. on
Saturday, June 4, at Flagler Park and will feature live music, a guest
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Showing off their work
These, Central Elementary School first graders are proud-
ly showing off their winning entries in an Earth Day color-
ing contest sponsored by Riverside National Bank, Bank
of America and South Florida Water Management District.
The winners were Jose Orozco, (left) second place and
Bailey Lewis, (right) first place. Not pictured: Maria Oli-
vares, third place. Presenting the awards were Tabitha
Trent (left) Riverside National Bank, and Lora Gardner
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Young environmentalists
Central Elementary School second graders participated in an Earth Day coloring contest
sponsored by South Florida Water Management District, Bank of America and Riverside
National Bank. The winners were (left to right) Sierra Parker, third place, Jose Baltazar,
Jr., second place, and Fernando Perez, first place. Presenting the awards were Tabitha
Trent (left) of Riverside National Bank and Lora Gardner (right) of South Florida Water
Management District.


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Fourth grade artists
Central Elementary School's fourth graders participated in an Earth Day coloring contest
sponsored,by Bank of America, South Florida Water Management District and Riverside
National Bank. The winners were (left to right) Jessica Humphrey, third place, Thania Lib-
erato, second place, and Braden Standefer, first place. Adults pictured are Tabitha Trent
(left) Riverside National Bank and Lora Gardner (right) South Florida Water Management
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Book Fair
Seminole Elementary School students browsed the
books, posters, pens and other items for sale at the
Scholastic Book Fair. The book fair is held in the school
library twice a year.





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Celebrating Earth Day
These third graders were winners in an Earth Day coloring contest sponsored by South
Florida Water Management District, Bank of America and Riverside National Bank. They
are (left to right) Kirby Dobbs, third grade, Abril Maldonado, second grade, and Caitlin
Knight, first place. Adults pictured are: Tabitha Trent (left) Riverside National Bank and
Lora Gardner, South Florida Water Management District.


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Here February 2
Cooperating churches of Okee-
chobee will sponsor presentation
,f the drama "Roll Call iA the
-Scn ate" Thursday, February 2, at
7:39 p. m, at the Okeochobee
Methodist -hutrch. The presenta-
tion deals with the responsibility
for the death of three people,
L. ilrld dterin a young man's drunk-
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The drama is a real senate scene
from actual senate records detail-
iAg the real life tragedy of a young
nan wiho killed three people while
i;nder the influence of liquor. The
;,'ay presents a common situation,
i-rinking drivers and death on the
i ighways.
otilhs por-lir.yed by the Okeecho-
Sce citizens will be announced next
week.

SOY SCOUTS ENJOY
CAMPING TRIP
T..(-aing immediately after school
S.i Fridny, 18 Boy Scouts with
riinik ;nir TL.auens Reeves and
i1l Hollv dcorve to Palmdale for
i d..y "a1111piig trip. Rabbit
lu ,r1 bagged 20 in all and the
"jys reliort favorably on the eats.
She usual .i morning worship ser-
vrice iii;tlay ended the camp.

;ON IS BORN
Mr. and .Mrs. Walter R. Watts
r naounce the birtli of a son, named
.', his father, at the local hospital
Wednesday at 7:25 p. m.,


OHIO WOMAN HURT
IN ODD ACCIDENT
Mrs. Phyllis Quaranto suf-
fered minor cuts and abrasions
in a freak accident on the Ft.
Drum road Wednesday morn-
ing. The woman was hurt
when a buzzard struck the
windshield of a car, driven -by
her husband, breaking the
glass and flapping into the
automobile. Mrs, Quaranto be-
eame panic-stricken and jump-
ed from the moving vehicle,
She was rushed to the Louisi-
ana Raulerson hospital for
treatment. The couple, Ohio
residents, were enroute from
-Miami to their -home when
the unusual accident occurred.

SCHOOL REACHES,
NEW ENROLLMENT
linroliment at the end of De-
cuitlwb:r reached a new high of 5660
ill the Okeechobee school, accord-
in-' to an aiiliounIcemIntl by X. L.
GarrisO)I, principal. Attendance
average was 95 percent with the
si.:th .grades leading all others for
an avcr.ige of 97 percent. The first
grade led the entire school in on-
rolllient-SC.


Registration Books


Open in Districts


During January

Board'l of County Commissioners
il(E--'With ll m11 mbnhers present this
wo.;k ind ordered that tlie voter
fre.isiratiouin books be kept open
every day except Sunday during
the balance of the month of Jan-
uary.
Miss Edna Pearce of Ft. Basing-
er, State Representative from


Highlands County, appeared be-
fore the Board with Rep. Bill Hen-
dry and reported on the progress
of the Basinger Road. Miss Pearce
advised the Board members that
the unpaved portion in Highlands
County between Lorida and the
Kissimniee River is now being sur-
veyed. She expressed a willingness
to cooperate with Okeechobee
County in any effort to secure the
completion of this important high-
way,
The County Attorney was in-
struc-ted to attempt to secure a
borrow pit from the owners of the
Hurt ranch. Efforts to get the
n-:t.ctssar.y property have thus far
failed, which caused the work to be
nioved to other sections of the
road. Judge Conely reports that
former Senator Raulerson advised
him that he would give the State
Road Department a borrow pit on
his land adjacent to the road when
working on any section near his
property,


ROAD PROGRAM
REPRESENTATIVE BAILEY ODHAM of San-
ford has issued .a blast against the Administra-
tion's secondary road program. He advised his Coun-
ty Commissioners to refuse to pass the necessary res-
olutions to participate in the program because it
would take away their control of the funds.
This is. typical--everybody else is always out of
step except Brailey. We in Okeechobee County who
have had some sad experiences with previous admin-
istration- when they took funds from the Basinger
road and built another road in which no Okeechobee
citizens were interested. This was done over the pro-
tests of the Board of County Commissioners..
The program presented to our Board by Chair-
main c eithan of the state road 'department has
net with hearty approval here. It has been acclaimed
as the most intelligent approach to a long-range pro-
gram ever presented, and allows LOCAL control of
funds allocated to this county.. Assurances that the
program which is to be considered by the Board mem-
bers, Representative Hendry and Senator Carrol in
Tallahassee this week will allow us to complete the
Easinger Rtoad, the Potter Road and the Upthegrove
each c.ut-off before the end of Governor -uller
WVarren '5 term.


Senatorial Aspirant


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George Smathers of Miami
launched lsi canrpaign for U. S.
Senate at a huge rally staged inl
Orlando. He will attempt to uni-
seat Senator Claud VPepper, who
lhas held the post sh ilver196.
J,. R. Yearwood of Fort Meade
has already announced he will
stage a whirlwind campaign.. ,
Smatlrs is a native o Nsew
:Jersey. a Marine Corps veteran of
iWorld War II and a graduate of
Sthe University ot Florida.

A Local Business Institution
Public airing of our "family fights"
accomplishes nothing. We can settle them
at home in the good old American way. The
Okeechobee News will continue to publicize
the good things in this whole area. We have
a large out-of-town as well as local circula-
ti9n and will tell our subscribers why they
should come to O eechobee-not about ourt
domestic troubles! r
-Creating factions and setting one
group against another has always resulted
detrimentally to the city, county and fre.
qiuentlyto tihe'niwplipers, We will con-
tinue to feature loal'important events, our
business and industries, our people, and the
progress that is being achieved.
People usually find what they are
searching for-we have found nothing in
this community "that stinks to the High
Heavens" for the simple reason that our
mind does not run in those channels. There
is enough good in the worst of us to publi-
cize that we have found it unnecessary to
look further.
The policy of The News continues to be
an independent one, devoted to the dissem.
nation of all the new in this interesting
-.ction. Itogether ith lhe preitogatives of
Shelpmg 1to dance, all letianete interests,
encourage all progreamute movements, as-
sist in thUi development at the city and the
counts., cooperate with the progressive lead-
t in inicrceaing the industrial features,
render a service to the business houses by
advertising their wares and assisting them
in presenting.their attractions to an esten-
five list of readers, in order to mke thp
advertising profitable.,
The Okeechobee News is a local busi-
ness institution and will always be conduct.
ed on a business basis. We are going after
business from individuals, business firms
and the various sub-divisions of our gov-
ernment.
We have one of the most modern comn
mercial printing outfits of any weekly in
Florida and hope that it will not be neces-
sary for any local business to go to out-of-
town printers. We do not solicit advertis-
ing or printing business on the basis that
local firms have given someone else an
order. We do not want business that badly.
We will attempt to convince you that your
business should be with us because it is
profitable and on a real business basis only.

Board of Directors
Discuss Plans For
Girl Scout Home
The enthusiasm of Mrs. R, E.
Link, who directs the activities of
the local Girl Scout Troop, led
members of the board of directors,
who met at the Woman's Club
TIintsday evening, January 12, into
an, agreement as to the need for
percima atly housing the group.
Under sponsorship of the Wom-.
an's Club, Mrs. Link has been in
charge of the Girl Scouts for ap-
proximatel..' a year, giving unself-
ishly of her time to work with
young girls in an eight to twelve
year age span.
With Mrs. Z. c. Williams as
chairman, board members consist-
ing of t H. Raulerson, Omar
Hunt and R. B. Meserve who were
present, heard Mrs. Link urge
that efforts be made to secure some
property near the school on which
to construct a small building to be
used for weekly meetings and at
other intervals,
Temporarily, however, it was de.
cided to investigate the possibility
of using a room in the Masonic
building for meetings.
Banner Sale Day Held,
Manager Segler Reports
Tuesday was a banner sale day
for the Okeechobee Livestock Mar-
ket. according to Manager Red Seg-
ler. Three hundred and fourteen
head of cattle anid 43 head of hogs
were sold at better than average
prices,
Calves brought from $14.25 to
$25; cows from $12.75 to $1S; balls
from $19.50 to $20; heifers from
$15.25 to $20.50; steers from $15.75
to $19.7 and hogs up to $7.25.

BUILDS NEW HOME
R. J. Doerr, Portsmouth, Ohio.
Business man and winter resident
I here, is constructing a small real-
I deuce on Parrot avenue at Ninth
street.


Okeechobee Bank

Goes on Par Basis;

Directors Named
At the annual meeting of the
stockholders of the Okeecholbe
County Bank, held lat Friday in
,,bank building, the following rcetors were leated toa ri dur
Ing the year 1980: c, H. MeNulty,
;S. H. MeDougald, N. Ray Carroll,
N. M. Meserve, Warren B. MeNulty,
J. W, Roe, Sr., J. 0. Pearce and
W. Allen Markham.
Report of the activities of the
bank during the past year was
made to the stockholders and their
attention was called to the fact
1.111 loans were made to our local
people during 1949 for a total of
1.170.'.jil ~-2. which is an example
of how the bank to striving to
,render service to our community,
The stockholders were advised a
new night depository is being ina-
stalled in the bank which will
elAiinate the necessity of deposit-
ors having to keep large sums of
money on their promises overnight
or over week ends.
- Immediately after the stockhold-
ers' meeting the Board ofr directors
met for their first meeting of the
year and the following officers
were re-elected: 0. H. MeNulty,
president: S. H. MeDougald, vice-
president; N, Ray Carroll, viee-
pirir.deut, and Warren B. MeNu*-
ty, cashier.
In .addition to routine business
the board voted to place the bank
son a par basis,, 'fl',inh.t January
15, 1950. This means that here-
after all checks drawn by the de-
positors of this bank will be paid
at- par without the deduction of
any exchange. Thip will be of
great benefit to the bank's eustoe
mers and will add prestige to our
community.
The directors were optimistic as
to the trend of business la the
Okeechobee area during 1950 and
look forward to a good year.


Local Tomato

Crop Harvested

By End of Week
This week brings to a close the
fall tomato crop In the Okeecho-
bee area with the closing of the.
three Cecil Barber sheds a few
days back The Powler Bar0eld
shed will probably close Thurs-
day as will the Idlewild Packing
Company.
The market reacted nicely for
the past ten days and the Idlewild
Packing Company, handling Mark-
ham, Kelly and Eddie Hargraves
tomatoes, had their heaviest week
last week. which gave them a sub-
stanutiul pick-up after the low
prices of the h.li-ln." season, which
;is always bad for tomatoes.
The farmers of this section made
little money on the fall crop due
to the hurricane causing them to
replant and come in late with the
crop. As a consequence they hit
the holiday lull with the bulk of
their crops, but are planting an
increased acreage 'for the spring
crop, which v-Ftally finds a better
market and .better demand.
Barger reports that there is an
ever-increasing interest by the
buyers for Okweehobee tomatoes,
since tomatoes grown here are
usually better than those grown in
other section for several reasons.
It does not rain here as often as
in most other tomato-growing sec-
tions, and the land having been in
pasture makes it better for crops.
Barger thinks that within a few
years Okeechobee will be one ot
the largest shipping points In the
state for tomatoes, and pi,..-,bly fat
other crops.
All three of the Okeechobee ship
pars will leave this week for theil
winter harvest south of Miami
at Perrine and Hnmest':ad, but wi'
hbe back in time for the spring
harvest here beginning in April.


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Chamber President'',

Asks Cooperation
It. 13. Reserve, who wats 1.ct


at the last regular
serve as head of the


Commerce,


I meeting to
Chamber of


again asks that the


public cooperate with this, their
:wn clearing house for community
affairs. He states, as in the past,
that thoe monthly meetings of the
Board of Directors are open pu ieet
Ings and that anyone with a mat-
ter Of public interest will be mnost
welcome at these meetings.
Meserve states that whihl fundi
Are low, this should be no ie son
for a letup in activities and hi
hopes that many mure citizci's
will ask for membership and in
..vry way help with the Work of
the Okeechobee Chamber of Com-
inerce.


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Ford inducted into Fishing Hall of Fame


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Long-time angler and local res-
ident Harvey Ford was inducted
into the Treasure Coast Sport Fish-
ing Hall of Fame at the Inaugural
Treasure Coast Sport Fishing
Expo & Hall of Fame Induction
held at the Treasure Coast Mall
Saturday, May 21, for his contribu-
tions to Florida freshwater fishing.
"I've never been speechless
before, but I'm just about there,:"
stated Mr. Ford during the induc-
tion ceremony.
Mr. Ford is a true Floridian and
angler. He was born in Ocoee on
May 20, 1932. He started fishing at
the age of 2 with his grandfather,
Perry Ford, and has never


stopped. He began to take a seri-
ous interest in bass fishing while
still in school. He fished the
B.A.S.S. Tournament Trail in 1983
and 1984, as well as many individ-
ual tourneys. He has been
involved with FLW Outdoors
since it began as the Red Man
Tournament Trail. He fished all
three of the Red Man circuits,
which have since developed into
the BFL, EverStart and FLW.
Mr. Ford and his wife Virginia
founded and ran the popular
Okee-Tantie Team Trail for 10
years before turning the reins over
to fellow angler Larry Crossman.
This trail is known as the toughest
tournament trail on Lake Okee-
chobee and is well attended sea-
son after season.


The Fords have been members
of the Guys & Dolls Tournament
for 15 years.
Mr. Ford is past president of the
Taylor Creek Bass Club. This club
supports the community's kids
with a local Kids Day Tournament
that has 300-400 kids participating
every year. He is also past presi-
dent of the Florida B.A.S.S. Feder-
ation with approximately 1,800
members who fish, and promote
youth and conservation activities.
In 1991 Mr. Harvey was instru-
mental in promoting and building
the weigh-in station at thee Okee-
Tantie Campground and Marina.
Unfortunately, last year's hurri-
canes destroyed it.
In addition to his involvement
in fishing, Mr. Ford is a civic-mind-


ed individual. He is a Lifetime
V.F.W, American Legion, Masonic
Lodge, Scottish Rite and Okee-
chobee Shrine Club member. He
was involved in the formation of
the Okeechobee Tourist Develop-
ment Council and was a member
from its inception until 1992.
Mr. Ford's induction into the
new Treasure Coast Sport Fishing
Hall of Fame was the culmination
of many years of dedication and
hard work to a sport that Mr. Ford
has always loved.
Mr. Ford received a smaller ver-
sion of the honorary granite
plaque that will appear in a spot-
light case at the Treasure Coast
Mall in Jensen Beach within the
next 30 days.


Courtesy photo
Long-time Okeechobee angler Harvey Ford was inducted
into the Treasure Coast Sport Fishing Hall of Fame for his
expertise and contributions to Florida freshwater fishing.


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Warming up
Football camp participants exercised prior to learning
football moves at the Pop Warner football/cheerleading
camp this past weekend at the Okeechobee Civic Center.


Dolphins sign Keith Traylor


DAVIE Defensive tackle
Keith Traylor signed a two-year
contract with the Miami Dolphins
on Monday, the team said.
The 6-foot-2, 340-pound Tray-
lor was released by the Super
Bowl champion New England
Patriots earlier this month.


Miami is the fifth NFL stop for
Traylor, a 13-year veteran who
was drafted as a linebacker by
Denver in the third round of the
1991 draft.
To make room for Traylor, the
Dolphins waived linebacker Billy
Strother.


Sports Briefs


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 start will be at 8
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 offwith 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.
Registrations for the memo-
rial 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.

YMS girls host
golf tournament
The Lady Yearlings' volleyball
team will host a golf tournament
on Saturday, June 4, at the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club,
with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
The fee is $50 per person
,($200 team of four), which


includes a rib dinner after play is
completed. Buddy Mills and the
FFA will be grilling fje food.
There will be plenty of prizes,
including prizes for the best
score, longest drive, closest to
the pin and the worst score.
Contact Bruce Conrad to
make reservations for your four-
some at (863) 697-0952 or (863)
467-0130; or call Yearling Middle
School (YMS) at (863) 462-5056
for information.
Slate for tennis
lessons announced
Dave Ellis, a USPTR certified
tennis pro and high school
coach, is offering five weeks of
recreational tennis lessons at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex.
Classes will meet Monday
through Friday starting on Mon-
day, June 6, and ending on Fri-
day, July 8. Classes are deter-
mined by the grade in which the
student will be enrolled in the
fall.
Each student will have three
lessons a week for five weeks.
The cost will be $40. Private les-
sons are available during 'the
summer for $90 for six, one-hour
sessions.
For information, contact Dave
Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or (863)
532-9316.
Swim lessons
being offered
Registration for swimming
lessons will be held June 7-June
10 from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Lessons are $25 and will be
on a first-come, first-served
basis.
For information, contact the
pool office at the Sports Com-
plex (863) 467-7667.


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O.G. & C.C. Results


PI.G.S. League
May 17: 1. Neil Keehn, 2. Don
Heath, Last place-Bill Kenny;
Closest to the Pin (2) Russ
Adams, Sr., (8) no one,. (11)
Joyce Hacker and (17) no one.
May 18: at Eagle Marsh in
Jensen Beach. 1. Jack Forde, 2.
Bruce Syjud, Last place Stan


Moles, Closest to the Pin (6)
Jack Forde, (8) Russ Adams, Sr.,
(13) no one and (17) Ben Burde-
shaw.
May 20: 1. Ben Burdeshaw, 2.
Don Heath, Last place Joyce
Hacker, Closest to the Pin (2)
Russ Adams, Sr., (8) Ronald Het-
ling, (11) Neil Keehn and (17)
Joyce Hacker.


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Standing long jump
Marcus Martin, a sixth grade student at Yearling Middle
School, took a leap in the standing long jump competi-
tion at Hershey's Track and Field Day Friday at Okee-
chobee High School.


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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, May 20,
through Thursday, May 26, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Star Wars Episode
Ill" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Monday
at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Thursday at 2, 4:30, 7 and
9:30 p.m.
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

You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his or
her full potential and become a
volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship pro-
gram. It's a proven life-changing
program that provides four-year
college scholarships to deserving
sixth and ninth graders in local
communities. The mentor meets
with the student one hour per
week at his/her school. Volunteer
opportunities are available in Indi-
an River, Martin, St. Lucie and
Okeechobee counties. Please call
the Indian River Community Col-
lege Foundation at (772) 462-
4786.
Halfway House
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Ed Wimes
at (863) 357-04-17
Consumer credit
counseling offered
If debt threatens you, talk with
your creditors about developing a
revised payment schedule or call
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice for a free and confidential
appointment. For information, call
(561) 434-2544 or (800) 330-2227.
Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the'Family Church Lend-
irng Library, on the corner of north-
west Second Street and Second
Avenue. Entertain or educate
yourself, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Chris-
tian romances and 575 videos.
Prepare a paper on comparative
religion, a book report, programs
for men, women or children, a
craft project or a Sunday school
lesson. We use the Dewey Deci-
mal System, the same as school
and public libraries. As a private
library we can and do preview our
media. Currently, the library is
staffed Sunday from 9:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m., and Wednesday
evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Con-
tact Doris Entry at (863) 763-4021.
Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Heridry
Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., Eng-
lish as second language classes,
Monday and Wednesday from 10
a.m. until noon, adult basic edu-
cation/GED, Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m.; Seminole Reservation,
Brighton, Adults basic educa-
tion/GED, Tuesday and Thursday
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church
at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, Eng-
lish as a second language, Tues-
day and Thursday, from 4 until 8


p.m.; One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St.,
adult basic education/GED, Mon-
day through Thursday, from 7 a.m.
until noon; El Centro Santa Fe, 115
S.W. Fifth Ave., Citizenship class,
Thursday, from 6:30 until 9 p.m.;
Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W.
23 lane, adult basic
education/GED and English as a
second language classes, Monday
through Thursday, from 6 until 9
p.m.; Everglades Elementary,
3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a
second language classes, Tuesday
and Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.;
and, Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St., English
as a second language, Tuesday
and Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.


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COUNTY CEMETERY- 2 lots,
Nice area. $1250. Will sep-
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BASSET HOUND- Frostproof
area on 05/13/05. Call to
identity. (863)635-5833.
BED IN A BAG- brand new,
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Hwy 78. Call to identify.
(803)983-9898.


CAT, male, smokey gray, neu-
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naud Bridge, south side,
named Tibs. (863)675-2491
CHIHUAHUA MIX, Female,
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black w/tan. $200 Reward. No
questions. 863)467-7953
DACHSHUND- Brown & gray
spots, Green eyes. Vic. R-
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area. (863)634-1909


GERMAN SHEPHERD,
Black & Brown, Lost Fri. 5/13
in vicinity of Whispering Pines.
(863)357-7298
GERMAN SHEPHERD-
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May 14th, vic of Hwy 98 &
Civic Ctr. Family Pet, Please
call if found. REWARD
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Llewellin Setter, white w/blk
spots, vic. of Civic Ctr/Air-
port. REWARD! Call David
863-634-0751 or Kay
863-634-8822
LOST PEACOCKS (3), brown
females, Mosquito Creek
area. (863)467-1558 or
(772)532-9421
Lost: wallet, vic. of Wal-.
mart/Dairy Queen, REWARD!
(863)763-6721
PIT & LAB MIX- Male, Black,
little white on chest. Approx
251lbs Vic. near SW 10th St.
(863)763-7553 Reward.
Giveway 140


ADULT HOUSE CAT 11/2 yr old
'Spayed and housebroken
Free to good home
(863)357-1023
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Needed for large dairy. Contact Ben at
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Part-Time Pharmacist
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Located at
Okeechobee Health Care Facility


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


Our historic inn is seeking a
chef to add to our growing
team. Housing and competi-
tive salary. Some staff in
place. Call 772-597-3777.


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863-357-1804
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772-597-2000
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Class A CDL
Benefits Available.
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3079 NW 8th St. Okeechobee
863-763-5586
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& Supply
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or Weekend. Reasonable rates
& references. (863)634-5377
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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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




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



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



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


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




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



ROOFING, DRYWALL
& PAINTING
30 years experience
All Types of Roofs
5 Year Warrantee
o Shingles Available
Free Estimates
All Phases of Repair
Call Ray, Toll Free @
(877)999-3348 Stuart, FL
Licensed & Insured
#0GC0001594


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets.'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins. 'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 580
Crafts-'Supplies 585
Cluises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment,'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/-'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER
20K BTU Reverse Cycle,
window unit, $300 or best
offer (863)674-0467.


COKE VENDING MACHINE-
20 yrs old, runs, makes
noise, $200 neg.
(863)763-8833 days,-
(863)763-4169 eve.
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.
GAS & ELECTRIC STOVES
Elec. stove w/ glass top.
$450 for both, will sep.
(863)675-0948
REFRIGERATOR- Frigidare,
Almond, 16 1/2 cu ft Clean,
Runs Good. $125.
(863)763-4920.


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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


REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER
2 door, white, runs great $75
(863)763-6342
STOVE, Gas, White. $150
(863)357-3639
UPRIGHT FREEZER
Good condition. $150 or best
offer. (863)467-7180
WALL UNIT- KitchenAid, Self
Cleaning Imperial. Excellent
condition. $300.
(302)697-3594.
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



TYPEWRITER, Memorywriter,
Xerox 6010 w/correction fea-
ture. Exc. cond. Works fine.
$35 (863)357-3779


Area Rug, 5x7, Safari Palm,
exc. cond., $50.
(863)634-5038



AQUARIUM PORTABLE IN-
FANT SWING- Great condi-
tion. $30. 863-763-2413
BOY'S CLOTHING- 4 boxes,
Premature to 9 mo. $150.
Will separate. 863-763-2413
CRIB, beautiful, dark wood,
sleigh style w/ mattress. $80
(863)675-7306
STROLLER Limo, double
baby stroller $40
(863)675-7306
Toddler Bed, kids & infants
furniture & toys, newborn
clothes & up, $150. will sell
sep. (863)801-6031


RARE STAMPS-Legends of
the West error & corrected
sheets, in original collectors
cover $199 (863)532-9013



COMPAQ- '2000, HP 825
printer, access. $200. Great
Deal! (863)467-1704.



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)357-1577
BEDROOM SET
8pc all wood, king size
ood 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


WILL PAY SOMEONE TO
Pull Small Utility Trailer To:
126 SC. orto 177 NC. orto 177
& 181 VA. Leaving Around
Memorial Day, or After.
(863)763-1527



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


ARACANA CHICKS- (5) all for
$10. (863)675-4981.
BELGIAN DOG
5 mo old, shots to date. $300
(863) 467-7825
DOBERMAN PUPPIES
AKC, health cert., blues, rusts,
& blacks $500
(863)467-5400
DOBERMAN PUPS- Blue
males, Blue parents on site,
$500-$750. (863)763-7045
or (863)634-2502.
FENCHES & CAGE: $20
(863)357-3639
FERRET, albino, spayed, neu-
tered, descented, with cage,
$50. (863)467-2702
FERRET- comes with cage
and food, 15 wks, female,
descented 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.
PIT BULL PUPS- Brindle, 8
wks. old, ready to go, $350
(863)763-7446.
PITBULL, Male, Brindle, 8
months old. Neutered w/all
shots. County license. $300
(863)261-1434

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



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.
SEWING MACHINE
Table top, portable
$30 (863)467-5477


BOWLING BALL- Ladies, Ayr-
way Mustang, Tan/Gold, mar-
bleized, ex. con $12.5 lb.
w/bag. $40 (863)357-3779
TRAMPOLINE
you disassemble & remove,
$25 (863)763-6468



COLOR TV- 19", Good condi-
tion. $30. ,.h i'. ':.
RADIO, Old Fashioned Look
Thomas Collectors Edition,
w/cassette. (863)467-4192
TELEVISION/DVD COMBO-
120 or 12 volt. 9", all attach.
Carrying case. Great for car
or Van. $95. 863-763-6757
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.


'04 MILLER BOBCAT 225
Welder generator, used only
60hrs, kept out of weather.
$3000 (863)634-3787
BAND SAW- Wilton, Good
-condition. $200.
(863)357-2322.
DURACRAFT DRILL PRESS
Floor mniodel 1600,3/4 h/p, 16
speed. $100 orbest 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
TOOLBOX, very ig. Maximizer,
top, bottom & side cabinet,
as is including tools, $5000.
(863)763-4028


AIR BOAT WANTED &
TRACTOR WITH FRONT
END MOTOR
(863)699-2971
WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
(772)562-5567

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 7-15
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.,
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 8-30
Landscaping
Supplies 8-15
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants.'
Flowers 865




MICHIGAN HAY- Timothy Al-
falfa, 70-80 Ib square bales.
(863)467-1383 or
(734)637-9713 Ralph


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FLAG POLE- 20', 4 sections
Beautiful condition. $60.
firm. (863)675-6556
JOHN DEERE RIDING MOWER
9 h/p, Wizard 6 h/p push
mower, Yard Machine weed
eater $500 (561)662-3335
RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,
6 spd, 12.5HP, 38" deck,
PUSHMOWER- Quatr.o,
$450, (863)357-0916.
RIDING MOWER- MTD, 16.5
B&S motor, 46" cut, great
condition, $450.
(863)357-3065.
RIMS (2) 21-20", Off of Front
of Massey Ferguson 253 4x4.
$300 for both. (863)674-5744
ROTO TILLER- Good shape,
heavy duty, 5hp motor,
$200. (863)357-3065.
TRACTOR TIRES: 2 Titan R1
AG Tread, High traction, lug
size 14.9-28. $600 for the
pair. (863)234-1230
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.
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,
2BR, 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 lnspectionl060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



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


DINING ROOM SET: 42x60
Black Lacquer Table w/4 grey
upholstered chairs. Good
cond. $250 (863)467-6550
Dining Room Set, 7 pc., like
new, $2500 or best offer.
863-801-1719
DINING ROOM TABLE- Large,
Good condition. $50.
(772)528-7001
DR TABLE W/4CHAIRS- leaf,
oak, asking $125 or best of-
fer. (863)357-3773.
DR SUITE- glasstop table, 6
chairs, lighted China cabinet,
Loveseat, 6mos old, $250
will sep. (863)357-0916.
DR Table- w/leaf and 4 chairs
$100 or will trade for2 cap-
tains chairs & 2 side chair.
(863)357-2588
HIGH BACK WICKER CHAIRS-
Good condition. $36. Will
separate (863)467-5477.
LOFT STYLE BUNKBED- with
desk and bookshelf, $450.
(863)357-7075 AFTER 6PM
MATTRESS AND BOX-
SPRING- King size, $275.
(863)227-6210.
MOVING SALE- Apartment
Full of furniture Everything
Must Go! Cheap! Sale as a
lot. (863)763-1527.
SOFA & LOVESEAT.
Leather, light brown, fairly
new, great cond. $800
(863)697-6618
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
TV Stand, oak, cornered, $10.
(863)634-5038
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 GOLF CART re-
stored, $2200.
(863)692-2229.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
GOLF CART, Electric, 4 Seater
w/box bed. Work or Pleas-
ure. 36 V charger. $1000.
(863)697-2033



DIRT DEVIL MOP-VAC
New in box, will sacrifice
for only $40-firm. Cleaning
made easy! (863)763-8149
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
MASSAGE TABLE
Top of the line.
Paid $560, will sell for $360
(863)763-6475
TOWBAR, Reese 6000 lb.,
with 2 inch ball, $45.
(863)357-6660


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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.
REGISTERED APPALOOSA
HORSE, BROKE. $1200
(863)467-1421
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








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South Georgia, 15,000 acres,
timber-merchantable & pre-
merchantable, owner be-
lieves it would convert to
cattle ranch, $1550 per
acre, Clark Investment Prop-
erties, 850-224-1854.




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



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Any Condition, fast closing.
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Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
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FIBERGLASS STEPS (2)
Four risers w/ aluminum rail
* $100 for both, will sep.
(863)467-0479
MOBILE HOME STEPS- fiber-
glass, 5 risers, 2 aluminum
rails, $350. (863)467-0506


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


Recreation



Boats 300S
Campers -RVs 30610
Jet Skiis 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
BASS BOAT 390 V RANGER
1986 with 150 h/p Mercury
Opti Max, low hrs w/trailer
$6000 (863)946-0307


AVENGER '86- 17' Bass boat
& trlr, 150 HP Johnson, runs
great, $2500 firm or trade
for, ATV, etc..
(863)801-9496
GOLF CART- Yamaha Gaso-
line motor, Very nice.
$2000. (863)801-1666:-
MERCURY '01, 25 HP, electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
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
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


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.
MOTOR, Motor Guide: Trol-
ling, 12 volt, 47 lb. thrust.
Like new. $150
(863)763-1527



Airboat Engine, Ground Pow-
er Unit, with 520 jugs, needs
modifying, $2000.
(863)675-1754
T-TOP TOWER, with storage
bin, for center console boat,
stainless steel, $750.
(863)467-8580
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HONDA BIG RED 200 1983,
$600 (863)675-3038
KAWASAKI VULCAN CLASSIC
1500 1998, Back rest, wind-
shield, floorboards, Vance &
Hines Pipes, New tires, Exc.
condition. $6145 or best offer.
(863)634-9724
YAMAHA VIRAGO, '87, runs
good, looks good, $2500 or




HONDA 300- 4 Wheel Drive.
Runs excellent. $2,200.
(863)801-1666.


Automobiles



Automobiles 40105
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 407 (



1991 HONDA CIVIC
Ice cold a/c & tow hitch
$1800 (863)675-4540 or
(863)677-3091
'85 CAD. SEDAN DEVILLE
Good condition, approx 71 k
mi, S800 (863)763-5418
'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 orig mi., 2.8
V6, auto, A/C, Nice car
$1250. firm 772-461-2629
CHEVY CAVALIER '99, over-
hauled engine, exc. cond.,
A/C, white, 4 dr, $2500. Call
(863)610-2190
CHEVY MALIBU, '98- 4cyl,
with AC, all power, great
condition & MPG, 155K,
$2000 (863)763-8969.
CHRYSLER CONCORDE, '95,
170k miles, extra clean, CD,
all power, $2500.
(863)357-1.074
DODGE 16" CHROME RIMS
5 lug $200
(239)657-4687 call after 4pm
DODGE OMNI '90
Runs good, good gas mileage
$500 (863)675-6423
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 batt, $800
neg. (863)763-6396
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



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.


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


BRAKE ROTOR LATHE
On-car, new, never used
$2500 or best offer
(863)763-0438
Chevy 6 lug 22 in. KMC Venon
rims, with Toyo 305/40R22
tires, $1800. 863-634-3304
ENGINE -350, Needs head
work, Edlebrock intake,
Chrome dress up kit, New
starter $400.863-946-0868
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
or Kawasaki Mule..$900.
(863)692-2229.
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.
RIM- Low Profile Custom, Off
Honda Civic. 4 lugs, $250.
(863)532-8158
TIRES General, like new set
of P255/70R17 or
P205/75R15, $200.
(863)763-8963.
TIRES, 2 New BFGoodwrench,
R1 AG Tread, Power Radial -
80. Size 11.2R-20. $400 for
both. (863)674-5744 .


CHEVY S10- '94, Long bed,
White, power brakes steer-
ing, A/C $2500. Or rea-
sonable offer 863-634-9783
DODGE DAKOTA, '95- long
bed, w/cap, exc cond.,
$2700 or best offer.
(863)357-0916.
FORD F150- '91, 4X4, With
tool box. Good shape.
$2500. Neg. (863)697-1198
FORD F250- '90, Long bed,
V8, auto, A/C, Runs great.
$1600. (863)697-6812.
FORD F250 DIESEL, '97- 4x4,
ext. cab, lifted, $12,000.
(863)673-4065.
FORD F350 CAMPER, '75, A
Classic, great mechanical
condition, come check it
out, $2000 (863)824-0402
FORD RANGER '92- V6, cold
AC, solid body, replaced
motor, has 67K, $1750 neg.
(863)634-9620 Okeechobee


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


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14x52, zoned for workshop
in Glades Co. wired 220.
$2,000 neg. (352)754-8514.
UTILITY TRAILER
12'x6.5' Heavy duty Bobcat
hauler. Not enclosed. $900
(863)763-3451
UTILITY TRAILER open w/
tool box. $1-.50 call
(863)763-7497


Dodge Caravan, '91, for parts
only, $400 or best offer.
(863)357-3994
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 Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public *
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 2004-CP-186
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CHARLOTTE S. HAYES
DOD: January 15,2004.
SS#: 142-38-2980
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of tte estate of Char-
lotte S. Hayes, deceased,'whose date
of death was January 15, 2004, File
Number 2004-CP-186, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division; the
address of which is 304 NW Second
Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972.
The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of.the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice has been served
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedernt's estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED.TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The-date of the first publication of this
notice Is May17, 2005.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
CROMWELL &DAHLMEIER, PL.
J,,Ilh f iln, r ', F. ; aIIg
561-848-2200
Frederick M. Dahlmeier
Florida Bar No. 146393
Personal Representative:
Thomas L. Hayes
6801 S.E. 8th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
56003 ON 5/17,24/05
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Community Events


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 pro-
ceeds 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., orn Monday, June 6,
from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. All proceeds will goo the Real Life Children's
Ranch.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 1998-DP-073
IN THE INTEREST OF:
N.N. DOB: 05-05-90
Mother of the minor child:
Wanda Nash
TO: Father of N.N., Steven Thomas
Residence and Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A PE-
TITION UNDER OATH HAS BEEN
FILED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN THE
ABOVE-STYLED COURT FOR THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
RELATIVE TO N.N., A MALE CHILD,
BORN ON THE 5TH DAY OF MAY,
1990. THE CHILD WAS BORN IN THE
COUNTY OF SAN BERNADINO, IN THE
STATE OF CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE
COMMANDED TO BE AND APPEAR
BEFORE A JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, JUVENILE DIVISION IN THE
ABOVE-STYLED COURT LOCATED AT:
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
304 N.W. 2ND STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
AT 10:00 A.M., ON THE 15TH DAY OF
JUNE, 2005, FOR HEARING AND TO
SHOW CAUSE WHY SAID PETITIONED
SHOULD NOT BE GRANTED.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT
THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTI-
TUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS
CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON
THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU
MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN
THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS
NOTICE.
BE ADVISED THAT YOU HAVE THE
RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY TO REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU
CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY,
ONE MAY BE APPOINTED FOR YOU.
WITNESS MY HAND AS CLERK OF SAID
COURT AND THE SEAL THEREOF,
THIS 2ND DAY OF MAY, 2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF COURT
BY: Kathleen Arnold
DEPUTY CLERK
52817 ON 5/4,10,17,24/05
Okeechobee County School Board
Executive Session
and
Union Negotiations
The Okeechobee County School Board
m fI ,,- 1 1 h i .1 1
arq ..' Ih ,,n11., .0I i, d i='l,-I'
dent of Schools located at 700 S.W.
2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. The meet-
i.,) [,,-r.. -r Ii ,. h..'Nl n. j 1 irn-.
dent of Schools in preparation for con-
i ,. i ,- .,i' i,, 1i .. i both the
j ,I, n,., ii i ,, i d employee
bargaining units.
At 9:00 a.m. on June 9, 2005, the
School Board will enter contract nego-
tiations with the Union. The negotiat-
ing sessions are open to the public
and will be held in Room #303 of the
School Board Administrative Office. at
700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Genia Arbogast
Secretary to the Superintendent
Telephone: 863-462-5000, Ext. 226
(Suncom 761-5000)
Fax: 863-462-5151 '
(Suncom 761-5151)
57600 ON 5/24,27/05


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 1998-DP-073
IN THE INTEREST OF:
N.N. DOB:12-15-91
Mother of the minor child.
Wanda Nash
TO: Father of N.N., Joseph Madu
Residence and Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A PE-
TITION UNDER OATH HAS BEEN
FILED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN THE
ABOVE-STYLED COURT FOR THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
RELATIVE TO N.N., A FEMALE CHILD,
BORN ON THE 15TH DAY OF DECEM-
BER, 1991. THE CHILD WAS.BORN IN
THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, IN
THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. YOU
ARE COMMANDED TO BE AND AP-
PEAR BEFORE A JUDGE OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT, JUVENILE DIVISION IN
THE ABOVE-STYLED COURT LOCAT-
ED AT.
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
304 N.W. 2ND STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
AT 10:00 A.M., ON THE 15TH DAY OF
JUNE, 2005, FOR HEARING AND TO
SHOW CAUSE WHY SAID PETITIONED
SHOULD NOT BE GRANTED.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT
THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTI-
TUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS
CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON
THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU
MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILO NAMED IN
THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS
NOTICE.
BE ADVISED THAT YOU HAVE THE
RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY TO REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU
CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY,
ONE MAY BE APPOINTED FOR YOU.
WITNESS MY HAND AS CLERK OF SAID
COURT AND THE SEAL THEREOF,
THIS 2ND DAY OF MAY, 2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF COURT
BY: Kathleen Arnold
DEPUTY CLERK
52816 ON 5/4,10,17,24/05

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Puli Notice


NOTICE OF INTENTTO CONSIDER THE ABANDONMENT
OF PLATTED EASEMENTS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee
County, Florda will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 9, 2005 at 9:00 a.m.
in the Okeechobee County Courthouse, Commission Meeting Room, 304 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. The purpose of the hearing is to receive public
comments in consideration of the abandonment of a portion of a platted ease-
ment located in River Acres Addition No. 1 subdivision and that is further de-
scribed as follows:
That portion ot the drainage/utility easement along the southerly boundary of
Lot 17, RIVER ACRES, ADDITION NO. 1, according to the plat thereof
recorded in Plat Book 5, Pages 26 and 27, Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida.
A copy of this notice will be available for public inspection at the Planning and De-
velopment Department, 499 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Rodda each weekday
except holidays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
All interested parbes and citizens shall have the opportunity to be heard at this pub-
lic hearing. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County
Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this hearing will need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. County Clerk
taps are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk.
John Abney, Sr., Chairman
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
Petition B-2005-0019
57673 ON 5/24/05

LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
IRDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE, in compliance with the Consultants Com-
petitive Negotiations Act, FS 287-055, desires architectural services for the de-
sign and supervision ofthe following project-
"A" BUILDING REMODELING
CHASTAIN CAMPUS MARTIN COUNTY
Firms desiring to provide Professional Services for the subject project shall submit
one 1) original and four (4) copies, clearly indicating the project for which you are
submitting. Please submit thefollowing information inthe order listed:
1. Leltterof Interest
2. GSA Forms 254 and 255
3. Consultant Questionnaire Form (Can be obtained by calling the IRCC Facilities
Planning Office at 772-462-7360 or by e-mailing your request to
pivey@ircc.edu)
4. Three (3) letters of recommendation from owners with whom you have
had experience in the past three (3) years
5. Copy of firm's current Florida Professional Registration License
6.If your firm is a corporation, please provide a copy of your current Florida
Corporate Charter
Submittal documents will be accepted in the Indian River Community College Fa-
cilities Planning Office Buildina "S" Room #233 3209 Virginia Avenue Fort
Pierce FL 34981-5596 no later than 12,00 Noon n00 Tuesday May 31 2005,
Submittals received after that time/date will not be considered.
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The subject facility is located at the IRCC Chastain Campus, 2400 SE Salerno
Road, Stuart, FL 34997.
Please direct inquiries to the IRCC Facilities Planning Office by calling
772-462-7360. Thank you for your interest in our projects.
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