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Vol. 96 No. 145


Inside

State high in
boating accidents
SARASOTA The Personal
Watercraft Industry Association
(PWIA) joined Mote Marine
Laboratory today in Sarasota to
promote National Safe Boating
Week. Florida has more recre-
ational boats than any other
state, and while accidents
declined from 2002 statistics,
the Sunshine State still had 752
reported boating accidents in
2003. Through raising aware-
ness, PWIA and Mote hope that
many future accidents will be
avoided.
Page 7
Central wraps
up school year
The first grades are wrap-
ping up the year with field trips.
Our visit to the Freshman Cam-
pus to watch "Stone Soup" was
terrific! Many language projects
were derived from this interest-
ing and funny play. Following
"Stone Soup" was an informa-
tive trip to the Okeechobee
Public Library. Each child that
toured the library, were shown
where to pick out easy readers,
and given the opportunity to
receive their personal library
cards. After the library was a
trip to Dairy Queen. Yummy!
We will be finishing up the year
with our final tests, science fair
projects, water day and a trip to
the movies.
Thank you, first graders, for
your exemplary behavior on
the field trips. A big heartfelt
thank you to our field trip spon-
sors. You play an important role
in our community and our chil-
dren's education. Have a safe
and happy summer vacation to
all; and remember, read books
thi_ srnim er ....... ...
Pages
Commission
OKs Scripps
WEST PALM BEACH The
Palm Beach County Commis-
sion voted unanimously Tues-
day to move forward with con-
struction of a Scripps biotech
headquarters, despite the
threat of lawsuits by environ-
mentalists over the project's
location.
"It's time to get this project
up and running Commission
Chairman Tony Masilotti said
Page 12



Drought Index
Current 349
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.07 feet

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

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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It looks like the Okeechobee
County Board of County Commis-
sioners and the board of directors
of the Association of Retarded Citi-
zens, (ARC) may have reached an


agreement on the use of the coun-
ty-owned building.
ARC has been in the buildirig
on N.W Second Avenue since July
of 1992, and entered into a 99-year
lease with the county.
The county has maintained
that ARC is in default on their lease
because they have not maintained
the building properly and have not-
carried the required insurance,
according to County Attorney
John Cassels.
The county wants to use the


building for a parking lot for the
newcourthouse.
After meeting for two hours on
Tuesday morning and discussing a
number of options, it was the con-
sensus among commissioners
that ARC could continue to pursue
funding sources. If they could
secure funding in a reasonable
length of time and get the building
repaired, they would not be in
default of their lease and could
continue to occupy the building.
ARC officials presented an esti-


mate from K-Builders that the
building could be rebuilt for
$456,000.
Colin Cameron, ARC attorney,
stated that ARC had applied for a
FEMA grant.
Since this was a workshop, no
formal action could be taken. The
matter will be acted upon at the
June commissioners meeting.
Before the consensus was
reached, a number of operations
were discussed. The outcome was
surprising because earlier in the


discussion some commissioners
firmly expressed their disapproval
of ARC returning to the building.
Tom Murphy, ARC board mem-
ber, stated he does not feel ARC is
in default. He said he has seen no
evidence to prove the county's
claim that the building was not
maintained before the hurricanes.
He noted that it was Mr.
Cameron's opinion they could be
self-insured, and claimed the
county was notified of the drop in
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the Brahman baseball team will be heading to Sarasota to play in the state 4-A tourna-
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Brahmans stampede to state


By Lonla Jablomski
Okeec ii bte News
The town is buzzing. Excite-
ment is mounting. The Okee-
chobee Brahmans baseball team
(20-10) has made it to the semi-
final game of the state 4-A baseball
tournament.
The Brahmans will leave Okee-
chobee Thursday morning to travel
to Sarasota to take on Tate High
School of Cantonment (26-2) Fri-
day at Ed Smith Stadium at 1 p.m.
If the Brahmans are successful,
they will then move into the finals
on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m.
against the winner of the Nease
High School of Aponte Verdra
Beach (23-5) and Winter Haven
(26-3) game.
"Tate is good at everything they
do. I haven't had any negative
reports about them," said Brah-
man head coach Dylan Tedders.
"We're definitely going into this
game as underdogs, but I wouldn't
have it any other way.
"(Blake) Marsocci will start on
the mound for us on Friday. If we
make it to the finals on Saturday,
we will probably have Chris Cyr
pitch for us."
"I'm very excited about the
game on Friday. The team has
worked hard and has deserved this
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Building houses
Close Construction is building six houses in the
southeast section of the city. Three of the houses will
be on S.E. Fifth Ave. and the other three will be on S.E.
Sixth Ave. The houses will be one story, three bed-
room and two baths with a one car garage. Working on
the foundations are: (left to right) Jeff Vest, Jose
Sanchez, Wayne Smith and Shawn Schaefer all with
Vest Concrete, subcontractor for the project.


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State has lost 84,000 acres of, wetlands


ST. PETERSBURG Despite a
federal preservation policy touted
by every president since George
H.W. Bush, at least 84,000 acres of
Florida wetlands have disappeared
since 1990, according to a St.
Petersburg Times report.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers, charged with executing the
presidential "no net loss" plan,
approves more permits to destroy
wetlands in Florida than in any
other state, the newspaper found.
From 1999 to 2003, the Florida
corps approved more than 12,000
of the permits and denied only one.
"We're not protecting the envi-
ronment," said Vic Anderson, who
recently retired after 30 years with
the corps. "It's a make-believe pro-
gram."
In Florida, the agency trained
employees to presume the permits
were "in the public interest" and
did not keep track of how many
acres it allowed to be destroyed
until 2003, the Times reported in its
Sunday editions.
To determine the size of the


wetlands lost, the newspaper ana-
lyzed satellite images of Florida,
which has more acres of wetlands
than any state but Alaska. Totaling
11.2 million acres in the mid-1970s,
the state's wetlands have shrunk to
cover 10.5 million acres.
Corps officials defended their
performance.
"Our role is not to be an impedi-
ment to the development process,"
said Lt. Gen. Carl Strock, who over-
sees the agency's operations
worldwide. "We're not the ones
making decisions about where
growth occurs."
Instead, corps officials argue,
local officials make the choice to
approve zoning changes for new
development.
Developers are usually required
either to purchase and preserve
wetlands of equal size to those
they're destroying a process that
could halve the number of wetland
acres in the state or to create a
new wetland of the same size.
But those manmade wetlands
are often expensive failures, since
they must meet complex ground-
water, vegetation and soil require-


ments to thrive. And, the newspa-
per discovered, the corps did not
check up on developers to make
sure they had followed through on
their preservation plans, or even
accurately tally the number of
acres being destroyed.
A shortage of staff and money
prevents such detailed examina-
tion, said Florida corps officials.
"We rely on verbal descriptions,
aerials and photographs," said
Charles "Chuck" Schnepel, a 30-
year corps employee who heads
the Tampa office. "We don't have
time to go out and do three-hour
inspections."
The corps' 100 regulatory
employees are overwhelmed, with
some juggling more than 200 per-
mits, said John Hall, who ran the
corps' Florida permit program for
15 years before retiring in January.
They rarely inspect wetlands, he
said.
Still, Schnepel said, they're fol-
lowing procedure correctly.
"The regulatory program does-
n't say we're out here to deny per-
mits," Schnepel said. "It says we're
out here to process them."


The corps' training manual for
Florida says that projects wiping
out wetlands are presumed to be in
the public interest.
That seems to contradict the
agency's national regulations,
which call the lands "a productive
and valuable public resource," and
say their destruction "should be
discouraged as contrary to the
public interest."
It's also a violation of the inten-
tion of the Clean Water Act, which
regulates the permits, critics argue.
The greatest Florida wetlands
losses since 1990 were in South
Florida, southwest Florida, Orlan-
do and Jacksonville areas
where the population grew by
more than 3 million, the Times
reported. The newspaper's analy-
sis did not include wetlands
destroyed by mining and farming,
which may total more than 16,000
acres.
Taxpayers sometimes pay to fix
problems caused, by building in
wetlands. The government has
bought and torn down flooded
houses, paid to clean up pollution
and tried to replace lost sources of


drinking water.
James Connaughton, the cur-
rent President Bush's top environ-
mental adviser, acknowledges that
"sometimes some of these proj-
ects don't work out the way we
think they should."
He acknowledged that Florida
has lost thousands of acres of wet-
lands but said spending billions on
restoring the Everglades "will be a
key component" in offsetting
those statewide losses.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of
the Army John Paul Woodley Jr.,
who oversees the corps, said he's
convinced all the destroyed wet-
lands have been replaced, but
admitted that's guesswork.
"The flaw is we cannot demon-
strate or document we have
achieved it," said Woodley, adding
the staff is too busy to do so.
"Right now," he said, "our guys
are working so hard on permits
that it's very challenging for them
to find time to go back, reach back
in the file and grab something
from the last two years of files and
see whether that is working."


Brahmans


Continued From Page 1
for a long time. I hope they will go
all the way. Chris is capable of
pitching and winning even under
this kind of pressure," stated Debra
Cyr, Chris' mother.
The Brahmans are already in
first place in the hearts of the com-
munity. A banner for the team has
been posted at the school entrance
by basketball coaches Carey Pung,
and Jon Enrico.
The high school is chartering
two buses to take students to the
game and will treat the absences as
"field trip" days for those students
who ride the buses. Students who
wish to go to Sarasota on the buses
are required to have permission
slips signed by their parents or
guardians. They must also have $7


The team comes together before taking to the field for
another practice session before, heading to Sarasota on


Thursday.
to pay for a ticket to the game. Four
teachers have already volunteered
to chaperone the trip.


"I'm really proud of the
team's achievement. The kids
have demonstrated our whole


school district's dedication to
excellence," stated O.H.S. princi-
pal Gary Kirsch. "I will definitely
be attending Friday's game. I
wouldn't think of missing it."
Superintendent of Schools Dr.
Patricia Cooper will also be at
Friday's game.
"I am pleased and proud of
the team and their accomplish-
ment. This is a red banner event
for the whole community. With-
out the support of the communi-
ty as a whole, this could not have
happened. I will be at the game
Friday in support of our Brah-
mans."
Okeechobee City Councilman
and business owner Dowling
Watford has been a long-time
supporter of O.H.S. sports.
"Wow! This is really a great
accomplishment. It shows a lot of
dedication by players, coaches


and fans," said Mr. Watford. "I
wish I could be there, but I have
other obligations this weekend.
But, the team will be in my
thoughts. I'll be waiting to hear
the results of Friday's game."
"We knew that these kids
were special when they were still
in the eighth and ninth grade. We
just didn't know how special they
would become. This is the first
time the baseball team will have
made it to the state final four since
Coach (Tim) Gillis took them in
'86 or '87," stated athletic director
Mike Radebaugh. "I am extremely
proud of our baseball program.
I'm going over on Thursday and
staying until Saturday."
"There may be only 12 kids left
in school on Friday," laughed Mr.
Kirsch. "Those who do not go on
the buses are talking about fol-
lowing in cars."


Continued From Page 1
insurance.
Under the terms of the lease, if
ARC does not carry the required
insurance the county is required to
purchase insurance then bill ARC.
Mr. Cameron claimed that ARC
would need 10,000 square feet to
operate properly. They are present-
ly doing the best they can in a bad
situation. ARC is currently operat-
ing out of a much smaller area in
their thrift store in Cedar Plaza.
Commissioner Elvie Posey said
he would "absolutely not" be in
favor of ARC going back to their old
building. He said the logical thing
to do would be lay the lease aside
and start working on getting ARC
* back in business.
ARC Executive Director Nancy
Ziegler told the commissioners that
ARC offers services not offered any-
where else, and they take non-pay-
ing clients. She said they give
clients job-training skills, yet have
clients that are not billable.
Mr. Cameron said the term
default might affect ARC's clients or
ARC's ability to secure grants. He
said there was also the threat of liti-
gation with default.
Mr. Cassels suggested the term
default might be avoided by
amending the lease.
As for the insurance problem,
Mr. Cameron said ARC is self
insured by having sufficient reserve


funds and that they have not vacat-
ed the building.
Mr. Cassels then alluded to the
fact that ARC had dropped its haz-
ard insurance. But Mr. Cameron
replied it was dropped because of
double coverage.
Commission Chairman John
Abney noted that county would
eventually need the land for park-
ing, and questioned whether
money should be spent there or
somewhere else.
"We need to establish the fact
not to rebuild and help ARC some-
where else. We need to look at
other options," he said.
Mr. Cameron noted that for over
40 years ARC has been meeting
people's needs, but said they
would relocate if necessary.
Commissioner Clif Betts noted
that whether ARC was in default of
their lease or not, the question was
if the county was going to fix the
present building or help ARC in a
new location.
Commissioner Ray Domer
asked what guarantee the county
would have that they would pro-
vide services.
Mr. Cameron referred to ARC's
43-year track record. He said ARC
has provided service in good times
and bad. This is another bad time,
he said, but ARC will continue.
"We are willing to work with
the county in any way that benefits
the county and us," Mr. Cameron
replied.
In looking at other options, Mr.
Betts mentioned the county prop-


erty to the north of the health
department that is leased to the
East Coast Migrant Day Care. He
also suggested using county prop-
erty behind the Indian River Com-
munity College campus. He sug-
gested the present ARC building
was too far gone to repair.
Mr. Cassels suggested renting
ARC space in the county annex.
Mrs. Ziegler told the board that
ARC funding comes from grants,
private funds and local govern-
ment, and that there are nine or 10
sources of funding.
Mr. Ziegler said that for four
years ARC has been aggressively
working with contractors on the
building.
Mr. Cameron then made note
that over the last several years the
county has spent more on fishing
tournaments than on ARC.
"We need to do the best we
can, but there is a limit to what the
county can do," Mr. Domer said. "It
is not up to the county to solve all
your problems:"
"I think we need to this think
over," said Commissioner Gene
Woods. "The courthouse cannot
operate properly without your
property."
"It's a start," was Mrs. Ziegler's
reply when asked about the result
of the meeting. "I'm certainly hope-
ful we can find a solution."
She said ARC would like to
remain in the present building, if
possible, because it would provide
stability for its clients.


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Duke invited to Florida Center for Teachers


By D.Hamilton
Okeechobee News
The Florida Humanities Coun-
cil has announced that Kay Duke,
a teacher at Okeechobee Alterna-
tive High School has once again
been invited to participate in the
2005 Florida Center for Teachers
summer program in St. Peters-
burg beginning in June. Ms. Duke,
having been originally selected
from a state-wide pool of appli-
cants in 2000, will return this year
to attend a week-long, in-depth
seminar on Latino Issues. The
topic for the seminar chosen by
Ms. Duke will encompass issues
involving race, culture, ethnic
identity, immigration issues and
politics of diversity. This year, Ms.
Duke who has been a teacher at
Okeechobee Alternative High
School for eight and a half years,
has taught in Okeechobee County
for 25 years and will attend the
seminar as an alumni. Kay Duke
teaches horticultural classes to
students at the alternative educa-
tion high school which is the
'Level Ten' maximum security
facility for juvenile offenders. The
Level Ten School for which Ms.
Duke teaches is overseen by the
principal of New Endeavor High
School and education services are
provided by Okeechobee County
Schools. Ms. Duke previously
taught at the Okeechobee Reha-
bilitation Facility for 13 years and
began her teaching career in
Okeechobee County at Okee-
chobee High School where she
taught for three years. Ms. Duke
commented on her teaching
experience and also on her learn-
ing experiences with the Florida
Center for Teachers stating, 'As a
teacher in a multi-cultural class-
room setting, I am empowered
with knowledge about the diversi-
ty and make-up of the state of


Courtesy photo/Kay Duke
Teaching professional, Kay
Duke has been making a dif-
ference in the lives of Okee-
chobee students for 25 years.
Florida which brings me closer to
my student's background and her-
itage. When my students see me
making connections to their cul-
tural background, they become
more engaged and involved in the
classroom. The Florida Center for
Teachers makes these opportuni-
ties available to all Florida teach-
ers who want to re-kindle the spir-
it that inspired them to teach in the
first place. When teachers are
inspired about learning, students
get inspired too."
The Florida Center for Teachers
program has been in existence for
the past 13 years. It is funded by
individuals and corporate dona-
tions which include educational
foundations and was designated
to educate teachers in the human-
ities field and to recognize out-
standing teaching professionals
who make a positive difference in
the lives of the children that. they
teach. Several other topics avail-
able to selected teachers to
choose from include: Asian Reli-
gions in Florida, Media Ethics,
Sense of Place, and the Harlem
Renaissance. Each topic is dis-
* cussed at length in a classroom
setting by an expert in that particu-


lar field of study. Spaces for
teacher participants are limited to
25 in each of the seminars. The
program also addresses the issue
of the critical need for retention of
Florida's best teachers. Ann
Schoenacher, of the Florida
Humanities Council in St. Pete
stated, "Teachers who wish to
attend the seminars must first
apply through the selection
process and be chosen to attend
with all-expenses paid." "Howev-
er, she said, previously selected
teachers such as Kay Duke, may
return to participate by invitation
to attend, but they must seek fund-
ing for the seminars from their


school, outside educational foun-
dations, or out of their own pock-
ets." Ms. Schoenacher continued,
"Teachers who return to the pro-
gram regard it as well worth the
time and funding that it takes to
attend due to the level of trust and
care taken by the Humanities
Council to put together the
informative seminars." The selec-
tion standards of the program are
based on two criteria: passion for
learning and commitment to
excellence. Teachers gain 30 in-
service credits for attendance, and
all of the seminars are in keeping
with the Sunshine State Teaching
Standards.


Staff photo/D.Hamilton
Grad Night help needed
Rotary Club member Matt Buxton receives annual con-
tribution check for $1,000 from Rotary Club President,
Kristy Crawford for this year's grad night festivities.
Annual Grad Night contributions currently totaling
$16,000 are down from last year's $25,000. Volunteers
are also needed to work at the all-night lock-in party at
the Stardust Bowling Lanes on Thursday, June 2.


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Obituaries


James 'Kingfish'
McAlhany
James 'Kingfish'. McAlhany,
67 of Vero Beach, died on May
21, 2005 at Raulerson Hospital,
in Okeechobee. He was born
June 8, 1937 in Macon, Ga. and
moved to Vero Beach 15 years
ago from Ft. Lauderdale. He
was a retired Plastering Con-
tractor.
Mr. McAlhany.is- survived by:
his sons. James McAlhany of
Okeechobee, John McAlhany of
Sebastian, and Jerry McAlhany
of Clermont. He also has three
daughters, 14 grandchildren
and six great-grandchildren. Mr.
McAlhany is preceded in death
by his wife Delores and his sonic
Joe.
Visitation will be on Friday,
May 27, from 2 until 4 p.m. and
from 6 until 8 p.m. at Seawinds
Funeral Home. Funeral services
will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday,
May 28, at the Funeral Home
Chapel. Burial will follow at
Sebastian Cemetery.
Arrangements by Seawinds
Funeral Home & Crematory,
Sebastian..
Condolences may be regis-
tered at www.seawiridsfh.com.


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 husband, David Meara;
brother, Onies K. Carr; II and
paternal grandparents, Onies L.
and Goldie Carr.
Survivors include: her sons,
Michael Scott and David James
Meara of Okeechobee; father,
Ken (patty) Carr of Weaverville,
N.C.; mother, Pamuela New-
man of Michigan; two brothers,
Dennis Baldwin and Eathon
Carr of Waynesville, N.C.; and
sister, Heather Carr of Bryson
City, N.C; father in law, Daniel
Meara; brothers in law, Thomas
(Marolyn) Meara, Daniel
(Rebecca) Meara, Jr. and John


Meara; sisters in law, Laura
(Ben) Sims and.Katie Meara, all
of Okeechobee; and several
nieces and nephews..
A memorial service was con-
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OUA
"I would like to say, I work for the OUA and Mr. Fortner is a
good, honorable man who has a very, very hard job here trying to
provide utilities for this town. Believe me, it's not making money.
These upgrades cost, and I believe he is doing the best he can do
to provide decent water and not pollute the environment."

BadAct
"I think the picture in the paper is a little bizarre. A sheriff
dressed like a woman to go to the prom. You are promoting the
wrong thing to our kids, especially with all the beautiful women
you have down at the sheriff's office that could of played that
role. T.J. Brock and Paul May shame on you."

Pope
"Has there ever been a pope that named himself king, like the
last one that changed his name to John Paul? Has there ever been
one to change his name to king? I have never-been able to find
that out."

What's the Date?
"I have noticed lately that you have had pages from the old
Okeechobee News of long time ago. It is very interesting but
could you please print the date of the paper back then, it would
be very helpful."
(Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. The page in the May 24 edi-
tion came from a 1950 edition of the Okeechobee News. We are
aware that there is no date indicated, and apologize. The pages
of newspapers back then were larger than those of today's
newspapers. We are will try to reduce the page enough to show
the date, but yet remain large enough to read.)

Bathrooms
"I had to really laugh at the article about the restrooms and
that the health department is not responsible for the restrooms,
but the agriculture department is. What is this world coming to?
Are we supposed to be growing things in there now?"



Community Events

Hurricane sales tax seminars offered
The Florida Department of Revenue will be offering a free
2005 hurricane preparedness sales tax holiday seminar located
at 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.

Hurricane awareness meeting slated
There will be a hurricane awareness meeting for Fort Drum
residents on Wednesday, June 1, at 6:45 p.m. at the Fort Drum
Community Church on U.S. 441 N. All residents in the Fort
Drum area are invited. Discussion will include the setting up of
a disaster distribution station in the Fort Drum area. For infor-
mation, contact Gene O'Neill at (863) 763-3212.

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

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





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Letter to the Editor


You can help
Habitat for Humanity
I want to take this opportunity,
on behalf of Habitat for Humanity
of Okeechobee and the Clifford
family, to express my deepest
gratitude and thanks to the con-
gregation of the First United
Methodist Church. They have
done an extraordinary job in get-
ting the first Habitat house framed
in and roofed.
On the first "Big Build Day"
there were over 40 people out
there building and cleaning the
lot. On the next day, about 30
men and women came to put on
the roof and side plywood. There
were more volunteers .than ham-
mers.
They have also held a fish fry
and a car wash to raise money to
help buy the materials they are
installing. They are a blessing to
this mission to eliminate poverty
housing from our community.
The next "Big Build Day" will
be on Saturday, June 18, from
7:30 a.m. until noon. Everyone is
welcome to come and apply their
skills or learn some new ones.
Regular work days are Tuesdays
and Saturdays. Contact Wayne
Brown at (447) 1017 or (863) 763-
9890 to volunteer.
There are over 60 other
churches in our community who
need to become involved in Habi-
tat. If you think your church is too
small or to poor, you need to re-
read the instruction book (the
Bible). Christ says that where ever
two or more are gathered in his
name, he will be with them. And
the old woman who put in her
last two coins was far richer than
the men who tossed in a few
extra coins from his fat purse.
If you think contributing to and
working with Habitat will be a
drain on your congregation, just
ask anyone from First Methodist
what their participation has done
for their church. The energy that it
gives to a church far exceeds the
effort it takes to help.


There is much more work to
be done now and many more
houses need to be built. Please
contact our office at (863) 357-
1371 and we will help your
church put .its love into action.
Of course none of this is possi-
ble without funding. The Clifford
house, currently under construc-
tion at 3817 N.W. 34th Ave, is des-
perately in need of funds to pur-
chase additional building
materials. Since the labor is
donated, fees and the cost of
materials constitute almost the
entire construction budget of
$35,000. Construction to date has
used over $19,000. Now an addi-
tional $16,000 is urgently needed.
And we have an excellent
opportunity to raise some much
needed money. We are pleased to
announce a Matching Fund Chal-
lenge. Habitat for Humanity will
have a booth at this weekend's
Memorial Day Bike Rally out at
the new Okeechobee Agri-Civic
Center, May 28-30. The event will
be great fun for the whole family.
At the same time, you can help
another family achieve their
dream of a simple, decent and
affordable house. A local sponsor
has pledged to match all the
money we raise at this event -
dollar for dollar.
We will have the new Habitat
T-shirts and a prize give-away at
the booth. Please come by and
make your contribution go twice
as far.
If you can't make the rally you
may send in your contribution,
date it on or before May 30, mark
it for "Matching Funds" and mail it
to Habitat for Humanity of Okee-
chobee, 2825 S.W. 3rd Terr.,
Okeechobee, Fl., 34974.
If you have any questions or
would like more information,
lease contact Habitat at (863) 357-
1371, or Paul Ritter at (863) 467-
4985.

At his service,
Paul Ritter,
affiliate president


Upcoming Events

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
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. Free care for your loved ones is available at Dunklin Assist-
ed Living/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 Mar-
garet 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 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.
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 fel-
lowship 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
relationships. 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 word.
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.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.
Gun-Owners of Okeechobee meet at 7 p.m. at the American
Legion, 501 S.E. Second St. Anyone interested is invited. For informa-
tion, contact Merv Waldron at (863) 467-5744 or Dan Fennell at (863)
467-9461.

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (863)
467-9766.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center,
located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are
$5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-
6978 or Juana at 471 -S'95.


Courtesy photo/Monica Clark

Looking Back ...
This is a picture taken in 1969 depicting the trucks that
were used for Glades Gas employees to do their jobs.
They used these heavy duty pick-up trucks and vans like
the ones in the back of the picture. Do you have any old
photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citi-
zens? If so, bring them by the Okeechobee News office,
107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you wait.
Or, you can e-mail the photo and information about the
photo to okeenews@okeechobee.com.



Community Events

Enrollment starts for VPK program
The Agency for Workforce Innovation is starting the registra-
tion process for parents to enroll their children in the state's
new Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) program. Eligible chil-
dren must live in Florida and be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1
of the 2005-06 school year. Parents can find the registration
form online at www.vpkflorida.org; or, they can contact their
nearest Early Learning Coalition for a paper copy of the regis-
tration.


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


Children's Ranch yard sales closing
Real Life Children's Ranch yard sales are closing for the
summer. 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 infor-
mation, 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 Thurs-
day, June 23, "Before Women Had Wings" Connie Fowler. If
you have questions or would like more -information, call Jan
Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.


Cemetery group plans cleanup day
Fort Kissimmee Cemetery Association will be holding there
annual cleanup and barbecue on May 28. Family and friends
are invited. Please bring a covered dish. For information, call
Jimmie Howell at (863) 467-0981.


Yard sale benefits church youth group
Grace Christian Church will hold a yard sale on Saturday,
May 28, from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. All proceeds benefit youth con-
ference fund. If you would like to make a donation or have any
questions, call (863) 763-3218.


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
Helping Our People In Emergencies (H.O.P.E.) are jointly spon-
soring Hurricane Awareness Week, May 29 through June 4.
Collection boxes will be set up at different businesses during
the week'to collect hurricane supplies to be donated to charita-
ble 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. Collection boxes can be found at: Pub-
lix Plaza, Monday through Friday; Winn Dixie Plaza, Monday
and Tuesday; and at Wal-Mart, Wednesday 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 speaker, a pup-
pet show and youth art awards.


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
Graduation Party to be held June 2 at Stardust Lanes from 11
p.m. until 5 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, alco-
hol- and cigarette-free environment. Full cooperation is need-
ed. For information, contact Paul or Matthew Buxton at (863)
763-1994.


The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 25,2005


OPINION







The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 25, 2005 LIFESTYLES 5


Wedding

Mary Cooley
and Thomas Riley
Thomas Riley and Mary Coo-
ley of Okeechobee were married
on Saturday, May 14, 2005, at 2
p.m.
The glorious event was offici-
ated by Edward Weiss.

Births





F,


Bryanna Nicole Kelly

Bryanna Nicole Kelly
Bryan and Alanna Kelly of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their
daughter Bryanna Nicole.
She was born on May 5, 2005,
at Martin Memorial in Stuart. She
weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces,
and 21 inches long.
Her maternal grandparents
are Johnny and Angela Peterson
of Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are
Don and Eloise Kelly of Pahokee.
Bryanna Nicole's great-grand-
parents are Johnny and Evla Mae
Peterson of Okeechobee, and
Ruby Mae Kelly of Pahokee.


Courtesy photo
Airboaters meet
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA) met at Neiberts' Fishing Resort near Lori-
da on Sunday, May 15. The group discussed contributions to other worthy community groups
and activities, as well as changes in the organizational bylaws. Kathy Scott from the Bureau
of Tourism gave a presentation on a proposed airboat jamboree that would be held sometime
in 2006. After the meeting, the group enjoyed a barbecue and a ride out Arbuckle Creek and
around Lake Istokpoga. Attending the meeting were: (left to right, seated) Brandon Hawk,
Charles Bertram, C.J. Hawk, Chuck Hawk, Sarah Hawk, Lori Johnson, Sandy Thomas and
Leon Thomas; (standing) Austin Thomas, Phyllis Diegel, Richard Duerr, Dorothy Anderson,
John Ociepka, Bill McMillan, Shelley Price, Steve Price, Cody Price and Jimmy Johnson. Not
pictured is Dennis Anderson. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 23, at 6:30
p.m. at the Village Square Restaurant, 301 W.S. Park St., in Okeechobee. New members and
guests are always welcome. For information, contact Dennis Anderson at (863) 763-6069.

Spotlight on Okeechobee


The Okeechobee City Fire
Department volunteers would like
to thank the following business for
their donation for the recent
fundraiser: Wal-Mart, Bill's Mini
Mart, U-Save, Merita Bread Store
and CJ's Wholesale.
The volunteers would also like
to thank the business and mem-
bers of the community for their
support and contributions.
And last but not least, a special
thankyou to City Councilmen Noel
Chandler for the cooking.
Thankyou.
000
Okeechobee Masonic Lodge
#237 Free and Accepted Masons
has just completed its sixth annual
Child Identification Program and
brings our total count to over 500
video tapings of our Okeeehobee
youths.
To the parents, we all thank you
for having the foresight to see how
this protects our children.
Besides being videotaped, the
sheriff's office had their Citizens
Observation Patrol Unit, under the
direction of Sergeant Keith
Stripling, do their new digital still
photo and fingerprints. This infor-
mation was put on a computer
floppy disc and taken home for the


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Danielle Lenora and
Brooke Emilee Whipple
Kevin and Lela Whipple of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their twin
daughters Danielle Lenora and
Brooke Emilee.
They were born on May 1 1,
2005, at Florida Hospital in
Sebring. Danielle weighed 5
pounds, 6 ounces, and was 19
inches long. Brooke weighed 6
pounds, 1 ounce, and was 1d
inches long.
The twins were welcomed
home by Shyane and Britney.
Their maternal grandparents
are Roy and Jane McDaniel of
Okeechobee.
The paternal grandmother is
Cindy Atherton of Perrysburg,
N.Y.
The great-grandparent is
Beryl Whipple of Buffalo, N.Y.


family record. This disc, along with
the videotape plus an envelope for
a DNA sample, permits the family
to have a complete safety package
should it ever be needed. The video
is also a good history of the growth
and changes over the years of the
children.
The following is a list of our vol-
unteers and donors of refresh-
ments and entertainment during
the taping session: Richard Sweet,
Jack Levine, Margaret Smith, Kip
and Lillian Gardner, Anita Yoder
(Woopsie Daisey), Rick and Bar-
bara Godejohn, Judy Meadows,
Jose Verano, McDonald's, Okee-
chobee News, Meat Shoppe, U-
Save, Winn Dixie, Bill and Ruth
McManus, Eleanor Milke, Dolores
Anchors, Rick and Mary Ann Holt,
George Roberts, Jim Reynolds
(photographer), Bucky Yoder
(photographer), Vaughan Caudill,
Buddy's Home Furnishings, Okee-
chobee Times, 1570 AM Radio,
Movie Gallery and Tom's Potato
Chips.
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We appreciate so very much
your expressions of love during the
loss of our mother.
We thank you for the cards,
flowers, food and words of encour-


Courtesy photo
Employee honored
The Okeechobee County Health Department is proud to rec-
ognize Maria Rivera for her 10 years of service to the State
of Florida, and the residents of Okeechobee County. Ms.
Rivera chose her career with the department through a high
school mentoring program. Administrator Mike Hill (left)
congratulated Ms. Rivera (right) on her accomplishment.


agement from so many of our
friends.
Most importantly, thank you for
your prayers.
We will always remember you.
Family of Annie Rogers -
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the Okeechobee High School cafeteria.


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(left) for her participation in the Lady Brahman basket-
ball team. The letter was presented to her at the May 18
Brahman Athletic Banquet held in the Okeechobee High
School cafeteria.


Sports Briefs


VFW sponsors
golf tourney
VFW South Post #10539 will
sponsor its second annual golf out-
ing at the Okeechobee Golf &
Country Club on Saturday, May 28.
Teams will be determined by a
blind draw on Thursday, May 26, at
7 p.m. with a four-person scram-
ble. The Calcutta will take place on
Friday, May 27, at 7 p.m.
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 tournament
schedule.
The trail will kick off with the
Russ Bringger Memorial Tourna-
ment on May 28. The official trail
will begin on May 29. The dates for
the rest of the trail are June 26,'July
10,Aug.7, Sept. 11 and Oct.9.
The trail's classic will take place
on Nov. 19 and 20.
The tournaments will all be held
at Okee-Tantie Marina and Camp-
ground. Registrations for the
memorial tourney and the trail can
be made at the Wanta-Linga Motel
or at the dock on the day of the
tournament.
For information, contact Larry
Crossman at (863) 763-1020.
,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 the 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 foursome at
(863) 697-0952 or (863) 467-0130;
or call Yearling Middle School
(YMS) at (863) 462-5056 for infor-
mation.
Slate for tennis
lessons announced
Dave Ellis, a USPTR certified ten-
nis 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 Monday,
June 6, and ending on Friday, July


8. Classes are determined by the
grade in which the student will be
enrolled in the fall.
Each student will have three les-
sons a week for five weeks. The
cost will be $40. Private lessons 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 les-
sons 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 Complex
(863) 467-7667.
Junior golf clinic
will be June 13-17
Waldau's junior golf clinic,
hosted by Waldau's Junior Golf,
Inc. and the Okeechobee Golf
and Country Club, will be held
June 13-17 from 8 a.m. until
noon each day. The clinic is open


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ages of 7-12 only. Adam White,
head golf instructor, Bubba
Mullins and Jim Waldau will
head up the clinic, which will
include golf instruction, practice
and golf games. There will be a
tournament competition on the
final day. The clinic is limited to
the first 20 junior golfers. Begin-
ner to intermediate players will


be taught all aspects of the game,
including rules of golf and golf
etiquette. The clinic will also pro-
vide education literature, shirts
and prizes. Contact Adam White
at (863) 763-6228 or Bridgette
Waldau (863) 467-7300 for infor-
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Watercraft Industry Association
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oratory today in Sarasota to pro-
mote National Safe Boating
Week. Florida has more recre-
ational boats than any other
state, and while accidents
declined from 2002 statistics, the
Sunshine State still had 752
reported boating accidents in
2003. Through raising aware-
ness, PWIA and Mote hope that
many future accidents will be
avoided.
National Safe Boating Week
takes place May 21-27, on the
eve of Memorial Day Weekend,
the unofficial opening of boating
season. It is an awareness cam-
paign sponsored by the National
Safe Boating Council, of which
PWIA is a member. According to
the National Marine Manufactur-
ers Association, more than 72
million Americans take to the
water every year. There are near-
ly 13 million registered recre-
ational boats in the U.S. almost
one million in the Sunshine State
alone.
"Many boating accidents are
avoidable if steps are taken by
each boater, to impro\ e safety,"
said Maureen Healev, Execu li.e
Director of PWIA. Consistent
with the Safe Boating Council,
PWIA recommends the follow-
ing safe boating tips:
Always wear a life jacket
(and wetsuit bottoms in the case
of personal watercraft) Take a
boating safety education course
Follow local navigation
rules and be courteous and
responsible operator.
Stay sober and never boat
under the influence of alcohol or
drugs. "
Never leave a child unat-
tended or allow a child to oper-
ate a vessel.
"You can't necessarily predict
when an accident might hap-
pen," Healey said, "that is why it
is critical you boat with safety in
mind. Wear your life jacket
instead of keeping it stowed,
take a boating safety course and
maintain a safe distance from
other vessels."
Of the 752 boating accidents
reported in 2003 in Florida, the
number one type of accident.
involved a collision with another
vessel. Nationally, 86 percent of
all boaters who drowned in 2003
were not wearing a life jacket.
U.S. Coast Guard statistics show
more adults 40-49 years old were
involved in a boating fatality than
any other agegroup. "
Boating safety education is a
key component of PWIA's model


legislation that it encourages
lawmakers to adopt. Florida
mandates that any boater under
the age of 22 who operates a ves-
sel with more than 10 horsepow-
er take an approved "Boating
Safety" course.
"During.National Safe Boat-
ing Week, we want to encourage
all boaters not just those under
22 years of age to take the boat-
ing safety course;' said Dr. Nelio
Barros, Manager of the Stranding
Investigations Program at Mote
Marine Laboratory. With the
increasing number of boaters
statewide comes, the increased
potential for boaters to interact
with sea mammals too," Barros
said. "Safe Boating therefore is a
win-win, not only for people, but
for dolphins and manatees as
well.".
Consistent with previous
years, U.S. Coast Guard statistics
show that 80 percent of all boat-
ing fatalities in 2003 occurred on
boats where the operator had
not taken a boating safety
course.
"An educated boater is a safer,
more responsible boater,"
Healey said. "Perhaps if many of
these boaters had taken a safety
course more lives would be
saved. We hope National Safe
Boating Week encourages more
boaters to take these courses,
wear their life jackets and simply
put safety and responsibility
first," she concluded.
Florida requires that boating
safety course be approved by the
National Association of State
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(NASBLA). Courses are available
through the Coast Guard Auxil-
iary, the U.S. Power Squadrons
and other organizations. More
information on these courses is
available at www. safeboating-
council.org.
PWIA represents the four
manufacturers of personal
watercraft. As a result of remark-
able technological advance-
ments, modem personal water-
craft, are 75 percent cleaner and
70 percent quieter than those
produced prior to 1998. PWIA
advocates for state and local
governments to implement rea-
sonable guidelines such as
mandatory boating safety educa-
tion for PWC users, a minimum
age of 16 to operate a PWC, use
only during daylight hours, the
establishment of no-wake
zones, and strict enforcement of
boating safety and navigation
laws. Model legislation and other
information on personal water-
craft can be viewed at
www.Qwia.org.
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independent, nonprofit research
organization dedicated to excel-
lence in marine science and edu-
cation. The laboratory was
founded in 1955 as a place
where people could "learn
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nationally recognized through
the scientific staffs research and
publications, much of the labo-
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toward the Southwest Florida
coastal region. Through this
research, the laboratory pro-
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Central Elementary wraps up year with field trips


First grade
The first grades are wrapping
up the year with field trips. Our
visit to the Freshman Campus to
watch "Stone Soup" was terrific!
Many language projects were
derived from this interesting and
funny play. Following "Stone
Soup" was an informative trip to
the Okeechobee Public Library.
Each child that toured the
library, were shown where to
pick out easy readers, and given
the opportunity to receive their
personal library cards. After the
library was a trip to Dairy Queen.
Yummy! We will be finishing up
the year with our final tests, sci-
ence fair projects, water day and
a trip to the movies.
Thank you, first graders, for
your exemplary behavior on the
field trips. A big heartfelt thank
you to our field trip sponsors.
You play an important role in our
community and our children's
education. Have a safe and
happy summer vacation to all;
and remember, read books this
summer.
Our Students of the Week
have been: Caitlyn Albers, Alexis
Muller, Jonathan Mullin, Autum
Perry, Disan Hernandez, Caitlin
Prevatt, Victor Maldonado, Betty
Baker, Dominic Garcia, Dylan
McClanahan, Marisa Tijerina,
Jose Hernandez, Matthew Cole-
man, Damian Deck, Dustin
Lowe, Dale Denisuk, Marcos
Jimenez, and Manuel Ramirez.
Happy Birthday to: Shane
Arnold, Emilea Hullett, A'latiara
Jarvis, Kyle Jones, Benito
Espinoza, Maria Montoya, Jose
Orozco, Makayla Connelly, Ty'a-'
sis Files, Dominic Garcia, Robert
Watson, Marisa Tijerina, Sum-
mer Clarke, Logan Laskey, David
Sandovall, Yailin Gonzales, Brid-
get Jimenez, Ashlee Hagan, Jen-
nifer Aranjo, Adamary Bustos,
and Jadelyn Estes.
Second grade
Central second graders are
bringing the year to a close with
lots of super exciting activities.
We are "thinking like scientists"
and doing experiments to
explore gravity, chemistry, fric-
tion, how plants grow, the water
cycle and insects. We will soon
know the answer to this ques-
tion,. "Are ants picky eaters?" Be
sure to see our amazing Science
and Writing Display on Wednes-
day, May 25. We are reviewing all
of the marvelous math 'that we
have learned this year, as well as
learning our multiplication facts.
We are already up.to the "9's"! In
reading, we are exploring the
rain forests, taking reading "trips
around the world", and enjoying
great literature. Congratulations
to all of our super AR readers
who met their goal. They will be
enjoying their reward trip to the
ROC. We are also proud of our
Florida Water. Management
Poster Contest winners: Fernan-
do Perez 1st Place, Jose-Bal-
tazar 2nd Place, Sierra Parker -
3rd Place, awesome, job! Con-
gratulatiQns to these Students of
the Week: Kevin Coleman,
Austin Mericle, Katie Muldoon,
Matthew McClanahan, Daron
Jones, Lexie Stripling, Jacob
Hans, Adam Rhew, Daniel
Nunez, Tony Pierre, and David
Sanchez.
Fourth grade
Well 4th graders and parents,
it has been a very interesting and
unique year. Who would have
thought that three different hurri-
canes would come so close.
CES 4th graders scored collec-
tively higher than any other


the civil war. In math, we have
wrapped up our geometry unit.
We learned all about symmetry,
tessellations, and congruent fig-
ures. Now we are getting ready
to start our fractions unit. We will
learn how to order fractions from
least to greatest and how to find
common denominators. In read-
ing we have finished reading the
novel "Old Yeller". Our class real-
ly enjoyed this book and we are
working on activities that go
along with it. We will be watch-
ing the movie soon so we can
compare and contrast them. Our
recent Students of the Week have
been: Ty'Ronte Files, Johnathan
Guitron, and Travis Muldoon.
Super job guys!
Well, we are finally heading
into the last several weeks of
school. Mrs. Tedders would like
to thank each of her students for
an unforgettable first year at Cen-
tral. To finish up this year we will
be taking our final Holistic and
Skills assessments-in reading, our
Year-End assessment in math,
and will be finishing a short chap-
ter in science. We will also.be
completing a Tessellation project
in math for a little bit of fun! The'
science fair projects completed in
class look great. If you get a
chance, stop by and take a look.
Congratulations to Mrs. Davis'
Students of the Week, Diana
Gaona and Diego Rodriguez. We
are .busy working on our Bare
Books, making them into very
,entertaining- stories about our
year. They.will be on display at
our next Writing Display Day on
May 25. We invite you to come
out and visit our school and see
the wonderful things that we are
doing in class. We can't believe
that it is already very close to the
end of the school year and we
would like to wish everyone an
awesome summer full of fun and
relaxation! This year has been
wonderful and Mrs. Davis has
enjoyed watching you grow and
learn. You each have matured so
much and she wishes you the
best in all you do!
Mr. Bode miller's class just
completed their science fair proj-
ect, crash test cages. The purpose
of the experiment was to demon-
strate to students how force and
motion can affect a passenger
with and without proper safety


bunch of students on their Flori-
da FCAT Writes, and they sur-
vived the first year of a new math
book. A big thank you to parents
- without ur support, our stu-
dents could not have success.
We know how difficult it is to
raise kids, help them with home
work, and try and get them some
extra-curricular activities.. We
salute those of you who have
strong and successful students.
They are ready for next year and
5th grade!
As the year comes to a close,
we want to-remind parents that
your children should be reading
now on a daily basis for pleasure.
Find a magazine to subscribe
too, make a trip to Borders or
Barnes and Nobel once a month,
or just visit our local Library and
help foster that love of reading. If
you do...your child will have a
head start next August. And,
don't forget about those multipli-
cation facts, as we say in
class...if you snooze, you loose.
If you don't practice them and
review them, those who did not
totally memorize them, will start
off on the wrong foot in 5th
grade. So, please remember the
multiplication facts and enjoy the
summer! We all hope you have a
safe and happy summer. See you
in August.
Mr. Goff's class is working
hard to wrap up the year. We
have been exploring outer space
with our solar system unit in sci-
ence. We have been working
hard on our bare books, which
we are using as planet fact
books. Each student was
assigned a planet and had to
research facts about it. They are
taking these facts and turning
them into a book. In social stud-
ies we are learning about how
Florida grew and prospered after


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restraints. Students built their
cages using Popsicle sticks, cot-
ton, glue, Styrofoam, and various
other items. The students' pas-
sengers were raw eggs, so pro-
tecting them seemed to be a
monumental task. However, the
egg remained intact in all front
impact tests and survived 87.5
percent of the time in side impact
tests involving restraints (two
pieces of tape used to simulate
seatbelts). Without restraints, the
egg passengers remained intact
62.5 percent of the time. All
results were recorded on a data
table. Students mentioned possi-
ble improvements which could
be made to the crash test such as
using or cloth to better sim-
ulate seatbelts, and testing side
impact without restraints. Our
class will spend the last few
weeks of the school year review-
ing material which has not yet
been mastered in all subject
areas, and putting together and
playing a science board game
complete with student created
cards and game pieces. Once
again-our class would like.to wish
the Central Elementary family a
safe and enjoyable summer.
Mrs. Pritchard wants to say
thank you again for all of the
cards and notes for Teacher
Appreciation week and happy
summer to all of the students
who lived in room 204 this past
ten months. Happy summer
birthdays to Hunter, Garrett,
Anise, Samara, Karla, Chantilly,
Chelsea, Vanessa, Cameron, and
Ben. I would hope that each of


you finds a great book to read
this summer and then bring it
back to me in the fall to share! PS
- thanks again for all of the sup-
port parents without you -
teaching would not be the same!
Mr. Schlabach would like to
congratulate his 5th grade stu-
dents for graduating STARS! They
worked very hard throughout the
year in order to accomplish this.
They only have a few more days
left and then they'll be off to big-
ger things. I have confidence that
they will continue to work hard.


Good Luck in 5th Grade! The
year has wound down so fast!
We will be participating in some
field trips during the next two
weeks. These are trips that have
been deserving. We plan to take
advantage and have a lot of fun.
Lastly, thank you to all the par-
ents! You have shown good sup-
port and helped make this year a
success to us all. I have appreci-
ated your efforts and know that
you will continue to support your
children as they move on. Thank
You!


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(863) 763-1994
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Daniel B. Creech Owner
Lic. & Ins. St. Lic. #CBC057343
406 S.W. 2nd St.
Phone: (863) 763-9225
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863-763-6869
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We still preach the old infallible Book.
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(863) 467-6070
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2570 NW 16th Blvd.
(863) 763-7008
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Karns Tractor
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Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)




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1650 Hwy. 70 E.
357-0303
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TREE SPADE & LANDSCAPE SYC, INC

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Tree Nursery & Installtions
Dump Truck & Bobcat Work
863-357-3330
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12 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 25, 2005


Commission OKs Scripps construction


WEST PALM BEACH The
Palm Beach County Commission
voted unanimously Tuesday to
move forward with construction
of a Scripps biotech headquar-
ters, despite the threat of law-
suits by environmentalists over
the project's location.
"It's time to get this project up
and running," Commission
Chairman Tony Masilotti said.
Gov. Jeb Bush encouraged
commissioners to move forward
with the project. State officials say
the center will be a transforming
event for Florida's tourism-
dependent economy on par


with the opening of Walt Disney
World or NASA's use of Cape
Canaveral as a launching site.
But the site of the project -
1,920 acres on the former Mecca
Farms citrus grove has drawn
concern from environmentalists
and other groups. Opponents
claim the development will vio-
late state land use rules, increase
suburban sprawl, pose environ-
mental hazards and hurt the
fragile Everglades.
The county has had five victo-
ries in court against opponents
of the project.
Doug Bingham, chief operat-


ing officer of San Diego-based
Scripps, vowed to stick with
Palm Beach County through
pending legal battles.
"I can't at this point imagine a
scenario where we would want
to walk away from Palm Beach
without doing everything possi-
ble to stay here," Bingham said.
Commissioner Karen Marcus
admitted to having concerns
with moving forward, yet
nonetheless offered her support.
"It is with a dreary and a nerv-
ous heart that I support this,"
Marcus said. "I do believe that
the big (lawsuits) are still out


there."
Commissioners said they
believed the worst-case scenario
- that a judge orders the com-
pleted building torn down is
unlikely.
That outcome would force
the county to sell the property at
a loss. The county would lose
$49.5 million and have no
money to build Scripps else-
where.
The county and state have
pledged roughly $800 million to
buy the land, build the facility,
pay its operating costs for seven
years and develop a biotech
cluster around the institute.
* Scripps is known for ground-
breaking work in leukemia,
ovarian cancer, Lou Gehrig's dis-
ease, Alzheimer's disease and
AIDS.


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WEDNESDAY
Starting at
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Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Firefighters will compete
Firefighters from the Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue Station Two will be competing in the
Florida Firefighters Games in Lakeland on May 27, 28 and 29 in the 3-on-3 basketball event.
Team members are: (left to right) Junior Silvas (second place winner of the arm wrestling
competition ih the 2004 games), Wesley Ross (three-year champion of the discus), Robert
Mears, Chris Douglas and Doug Wood. Team member Earl Wooten is not pictured.


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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 25, 2005 13


At the Movies

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

Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library, on the corner of
northwest Second Street and Sec-
ond Avenue. Entertain or educate
yourself, using 486 audiocas-
settes, including audio books,
plus Christian romances and 575
videos. Prepare a paper on com-
parative religion, a book report,
programs for men, women or
children, a craft project or a Sun-
day school lesson. We use the
Dewey Decimal 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. Contact 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 Hendry Center,
2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday
and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8
a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole Reser-
vation, Brighton, Adults basic edu-
cation/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, Tuesday
and Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.;
One-Stop, 123 S.W Park St., adult
basic education/GED, Monday
through Thursday, from 7 a.m.
until noon; El Centro Santa Fe, 115
S.W Fifth Ave., Citizenship class,
Thursday, from 6:30 until 9 p.m.;
Yearling 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.

Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child Find
helps find and identify children up
to 21 years of age, who may need
special education services. The pri-
mary focus is on 3- and 4-year-old
children not yet in a school setting.
Child Find provides free screenings
on speech and language, develop-
ment, vision, and hearing. For
information, contact Debbie Wag-
ner at (800) 358-8525.

Volunteers are
needed at Hospice


Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities
available in Okeechobee assist-
ing the patient care and adminis-
trative, teams to provide Hospice
services to Okeechobee area res-
idents. Permanent and part-time
volunteers provide direct patient
support services such as com-
panionship, telephone contacts,
letter reading, main caregiver
relief and other non-medical
assistance. They also assist Hos-
pice in fund raising, clerical and
office support. Age is not a barri-
er. For information, visit Hospice
of Okeechobee at 411. S.E.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, or call
(863) 467-2321.


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Sat., June 4, 10am. Recrea-
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BASSET HOUND- Frostproof
area on 05/13/05. Call to
identity. (863)635-5833.
BED IN A BAG- brand new,
found 5/7, near Lakeport on
Hwy 78. Call to identify.
(803)983-9898.
LADIES JACKET- Must de-
scribe. Leave message
(863)610-3920.


CAT, male, smokey gray, neu-
tered, timid, vie. of Ft. De-
naud Bridge, south side,
named Tibs. (863)675-2491
CHIHUAHUA MIX, Female,
Missing since Fri. May 20th,
black w/tan. $200 Reward. No
questions. 863)467-7953
DACHSHUND- Brown & gray
spots, Green eyes. Vic. R-
Bar, Evergreen Cemetery
area. (863)634-1909
GERMAN SHEPHERD,
Black & Brown, Lost Fri. 5/13
in vicinity of Whispering Pines.
(863)357-7298
GERMAN SHEPHERD-
Black/white, Missing since
May 14th, vic of Hwy 98 &
Civic Ctr. Family Pet, Please
call if found. REWARD
(863)634-7290.
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
25lbs. Vic. near SW 10th St.
(863)763-7553 Reward.


ADULT HOUSE CAT 1iVyr old
Spayed and housebroken
Free to good home
(863)357-1023
BASSETT HOUND- (M),
housebroke, loves kids &
other animals, to good lov-
ing home only.
(863)612-0186.
FREE KITTENS (4)
All black & white, very good
temperament. To good
homes (863)674-0780


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


EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers. Job Placement
Assistance. Computer &
Financial aid if qualify.
(866)858-2121 www.
tidewatertechonline.com.


GOODGUYS SPRING
NATIONALS. May 27-29.
Alltel Stadium Jacksonville.
Rods, customs, & classics
thru '72, exhibits, swap meet,
entertainment & More. Info:
(925)838-9876
www.good-guys.com.
HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE
STUDENTS arriving August
need Host Families. Has own
insurance and spending mon-
ey.. Promotes World Peace!
American Intercultural Student
Exchange. (800)SIBLING -
www.aise.com.





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



$5,500 Weekly Goal Potential
If someone did it, so can you!
2-3 confirmed appointments
daily! Benefits Available... Call
Catherine McFarland
(888)563-3188.
A/C SERV. TECH/INSTALLER
w/min. 3 yrs exp. De-
pendable, clean DL, Good
Pay, Comp. Truck, Bene-
fits, 401 K, DFW
Okeechobee A/C 763-8391

All around maintenance per-
son to do lawns, wash
trucks, etc. 863-467-1717.


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

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


GUEST SERVICES PROFESSIONAL
Elite Resorts "Big 0" RV Park
is looking for a part time, front counter professional.
Responsibilities include taking reservations and general office work.
The ideal candidate must have computer exp. & be willing to be
trained to use our software. Hours are Sat, Sun & Monday,
10 am 4 pm. Call (863)467-5515, fax resume to (863)467-1183
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energetic, self-motivated FULL TIME circulation
assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
References
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
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Shop here first!
The classified ads


Busy Medical Office looking
for Front Office Professional
Fax resume 772-335-2119.
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classified.


MANAGEMENT


Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Ljfe Jnmurance
-Dental insurance
-401K Savings Plan,
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440


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The Okeechobee News
is seeking a full time
Outside Sales Consultant.
The right applicant will:
Be enthusiastic
Be inquisitive
Be service oriented
Be highly motivated
Be a self-managed individual
Be well organized
Preferably have previous sales experience
Be a good team player
Be able to handle pressure
Have computer skills
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
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Driver-,COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay & Bene-
fits for Experienced Drivers,
0/0, Solos, Teams & Graduate
Students. Bonuses Paid
Weekly. Equal Opportunity
Employer. (888)MORE PAY
(888-667-3729).
DRIVERS & HELPERS
(Must be 21)
Must have CDL. Exc.
Benefits! Apply at: '
Wastes Management,
Inc. 10800 NE 128
Ave. Okeechobee, FL
34972. No phone
calls please!!
EOE, DFWP


DRIVERS
$45000-$55,000+ per year
to start. SHORT HAUL PRE-
MIUM PAY and excellent
benefits with Automatic
semiannual increases. CDL-
A 6 months T/T exp. Call
Sunday or anytime'
800-893-6791 or toll free
866-816-1704.
DRIVERS
Dickerson needs Dump Truck
& Service Truck Drivers.
Must have clean driving record
& CDLA NB. EOE, M/F/VID.
Drug Test Required.
Call 772-429-4440

ELECTRICIAN &
WORKING FOREMAN
At least 3 yrs experience.
Top-pay for experience.
D.L. & good driving record
req. (863)634-5898
HHA'S & CNA'S
Wanted, good pay.
Shirley's Personal Care
Services (863)467-6399.

Diamond R fertilizer Co., Inc.
is looking for a F/T loader/
operator. Excellent benefits.
Apply in person @
710 NE 5th Ave.
Diamond R Is a drug-free workplace.
MILL WORKERS
2'nd. Shift, Benefits Available.
Apply @ Syfrett Feed Co.
3079 NW 8th St., Okeechobee
(863)763-5586


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S Area's Fastest Growing RV Dealership
Great American RVs is in search of Individuals interested
in a career selling RV's. Experience in sales helpful, but not
necessary. Will train the right candidate.
6 day work week, Mon thru Sat 9-5, Sun. 12-4.
Excellent pay with Benefits.
Apply in person
4300 Hwy 441
So.Okeechobee
Located beside
KOA Campgrounds


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

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Housekeeping Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Activity Aid

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


EXPERIENCED MECHANIC

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


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


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ELEMENTARY AGE CHILDREN
MUST ENJOY CHILDREN & ADVENTURES
IN THE OUTDOORS
CLEAN DRIVING RECORD
CDLA PLUS
FOOD SERVICE
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SUPERVISE SERVING STAFF
OPENING & CLOSING STAFF


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



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


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

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

Now hiring qualified drivers
for OTR positions. Food
grade tanker, No hazmat. No
.pumps. Great Benefits,
Competitive Pay and hew
equipment. Need 2 years
OTR experience. Call Bynum
Transport for your opportu-
nity today; (800)741-7950.

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

0/0 Driver FFE, The F/S is
higher here! $1.09 Avg.
$2,000 sign-on $2,600 refer-
ral bonus. Base plate provid-
ed. No truck no problem, zero
down lease purchase.
(800)569-9298.




S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS. Mile-
age Pay, Benefits, 401 K.
Trainees Welcome/ Miami
area- exp. req. 21 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.
Sign-Up Bonus
We are now accepting
applications for Cashier, Fuel
Attendant and Wrecker Driver
positions. Training will be
provided for responsible
people. We offer good pay,
rewarding work, benefits
and mileage reimbursement.
For a limited time, qualified
applicants who are hired will
receive a $200'sign-up
bonus. Apply at Ft. Drum
Citgo mm 184 Fl. Turnpike.
863-763-9383. DFWP

TAMPA FARMS
Now hiring
Night Watchman & Exp. Class
A CDL Drivers Apply:
19200 SW Warfield Blvd.
Indiantown, FL 34956
772-597-2000
ext. 19
TRUCK DRIVERS
Class A CDL
Benefits Available.
Apply @ Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St. Okeechobee
863-763-5586


WAREHOUSE HELP
NEEDED
Walpole Feed
& Supply
Benefits avail. Apply at:
2595 NW 8th Street


KITCHEN HELP/Part Time
Must be able to work week
days & weekend evenings.
A ply at the American Legion
501 SE 2nd St. (after 10 am).
P/T Night Auditor & P/T
Bookkeeper, Apply in per-
son at Pier II, 2200 SE Hwy
441, Okeechobee.



COLLEGE STUDENT
Looking to baby sit Weekdays
or Weekend. Reasonable rates
& references. (863)634-5377

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




.#1 CASH COW!
90 Vending Machine units/You
OK Locations Entire Business
$10,670 Hurry!
(800)836-3464 #B02428.
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE
Do you earn $800/day?
30 Machines, Free Candy All
for $9,995. (800)814-6323
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!

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

Professional Vending Route
and Equipment. Brand name
products, all sizes. Financing
Available w/$7,500 Down.
(877)843-8726 (B02002-37).



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in 24hrs. No Credit Check!
B nk Account Req.
(888)350-3722 www.pay-
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opportunities for New Independent
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excellent service to our readers.

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everyday.


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


Grow Your Business.
Up to $150,000 in capital
available. No application fees.
No collateral required. 48-72
hour approvals. Must accept
Visa/MC. (800)793-3213
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Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410







COASTAL CLEANING
Homes, Offices,r
Carpets, Windows.
License& Btructionded



O'CONNELL CONSTRUCTION
Insurancense # CBC05526430






COAERNEST LANINGCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Alumrpeinum Roof wsver
all (863)634-204405











Graduate

Shoes= $70
Trim = $25


JESUS'S LAWN CARE
Reasonable Rates
FREE ESTIMATES






DIVORCE & INCORP
$99-$199 Plus paternity &
other family law forms. Fast,
reliable & accurate Call
(888)Speed-44 or

inc, 8am-6pm weekdays.
DIVORCE$275-$350*
COVERS children, etc.
Only one signature required!
GraduCall weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-7pm) Divorce Tech.
Established 1977.



TIRED OF WAITINGMATES
Vinyl siding, skirting, Intedrior
Call BOB Now!!
(863-6357-3141
Licensed, Insured,Bonded
Lic#1H0000785



ROOFING, DRYWALL
& PAINTINGS
30$years experience

All Types of Roofs
5 Year Warrantee
o Shingles Availablew
SFree Es& accurmates. Call
Call Ray, Toll Free @
(877)999-3348 Stuart, FLl
Licensed & Insured

Need a few more bucks.
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items in
the classfeidsing, skirting, Interior
the classffelds.


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer. Video 580
Crafts,/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, nens & 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 64-0
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
FREEZER- 15 cu. ft. $100. or
best offer. (863)763-3679.
REFRIGERATOR- Frigidare,
Almond, 16 1/2 cu ft Clean,
Runs Good. $125.
(863)763-4920.
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
S 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



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


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



BUILDING SALE! "Rock Bot-
tom Prices!" 20x30 Now
$2900. 30x40 $5170.
40x50 $8380. 40x60
$10,700. 50x100 $15,244.
Others. Ends/accessories
optional. "Priced to Sell!"
Pioneer (800)668-5422.
STEEL BUILDING 30x40,
$5000, you move.
(863)634-9583
STEEL BUILDINGS.
FactoTy Deals Save $$$. 40
x 60'to 100x200'. Example:
50x 100x12' = $3.60/sqft.
*(800)658-2885
www.rigidbuilding.com.



HOUSE WINDOWS (8)
Nice. $250 or best offer
(863) 634-1715
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufacturer.
20 colors in stock with all Ac-
cessories. Quick turn around!
Delivery Available Toll Free
(888)393-0335.
Business Opportunities
PEG BOARD
10 Sheets 46p"x46"
(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


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Trestle Desk
This trestle desk project is perfect for do-it-your-
selfers who want to organize their home office space.
Full-size traceable patterns and straightforward con-
struction techniques simplify assembly, and special
instructions on attaching edge veneer will help even
novices achieve professional results. The project
measures about 38 inches tall by 42 inches wide by
24 inches deep.
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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



A NEW COMPUTER- BUT NO
CASH? You're APPROVED -
Guaranteed!* NO CREDIT
CHECK Bad Credit Bank-
ruptcy OK. (800)319-8860
8A-10P EST Mon-Fri Sat.
11A-6P *Checking Account
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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
Good condition $600
(863)675-3699
BEDROOM SUIT- Oak, Chest
Dresser, Mirror, Hd/bd new
mattress Moving must sell
$130. 863-517-1316
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
$300./all. (863)674-0467.
CRAFTMATIC BED
Single w/ vibration mode
$100 (863)467-6512
CUTTING BLOCK- roll around,
Good condition. $25.
(772)528-7001
DESK, Roll Top. Fair condi-
tion. $50 (863)467-4192
DINING 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 for 2 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'S (2)-6'off white, leath-
er, and a 6' off white fabric.
$400 will sell separate.
(863)675-0654


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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


ELECTRIC SCOOTER- $1400.
Call after 5pm
(863)467-8094
POWER CHAIR CARRIER- for
vehicle, FREE to person with
need. (863)675-4990.
The Lowest Prescription
Prices LESS THAN CANADA.
Global Medicines,
Arizona Physician owned.
(866)634-0720
www.globalmediciries.net.


DRAFTING TABLE, great con-
dition, $25. (863)763-6936
FREE 4-ROOM DIRECT
SYSTEM including standard
installation. 140+ Channels -
$29.99/mo. for 3 months.
Access to over 225 channels!
Limited time. S&H. Restric-
tions Apply. (866)500-4056.
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
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, *-' lih ,-i: l blut !, rusts,
,;, [ L i n : .I
(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.
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. (863)532-8158
RADIO, Old Fashioned Look
Thomas Collectors Edition,
w/cassette. (863)467-4192
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
classified,


BAND SAW- Wilton, Good
condition. $200.
(863)357-2322.
DURACRAFT DRILL PRESS
Floor model 1600,3/4 h/p, 16
speed. $100 or best offer
(863)824-0884
SNAPON MIG WELDER
W/ allum. spool gun. 2 tanks
w/flow meters. Asking
$1200 (863)697-9704
SNAPON PLASMA CUTTER
W/new leads & extra tips
Asking $1200
(863)697-9704
TOOLBOX, very 1g. Maximizer,
top, bottom & side cabinet,
as is including tools, $5000.
(863)763-4028


HOOVEROUND- Electric,
$350. Or best offer.
(863)824-0825


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

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 8210
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 84l)
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn Garden 8501
Livestock 855
Poultry Supplies 860
Seeds Plants
Flowers 865




COMMERCIAL MOWER
84" Toro Turfmaster Diesel w/
hyd mower lift and hydrostatic
drive.$4000 (863)675-2392



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



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 $300 (561)662-3335
RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,
6 spd, 12.5HP, 38" deck,
PUSHMOWER- Quatro,
$450, (863)357-0916.
RIIN MOE MT1.


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


LIVESTOCK TRAILER
20 feet long with a new top,
$3000
(863)634-8960 after 5pm


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 :'55'
Storage Space
Rent 960



LAKE WORTH, Intercostal
55+, 1Br, 1Ba, fully furn.
No pets. $800. mo. Yearly.
(863)697-6542



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.
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helps you understand
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No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale l0 15
Commercial
Property Sale 1011)
Condos'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1,035
Land Sale 1U40
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


RIDING MOWER- MTD, 16.5
B&S motor, 46" cut, great
condition, $450. -.ale.1
(863)357-3065.
BHR-Homes only, beautiful 2
RIMS (2) 21-20", Off of Front story home, 4br, 2.5ba,
of Massey Ferguson 253 4x4. Lake access., $265,000.
$300 for both. (863)674-5744 (863)467-8050.


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



ATTENTION INVESTORS: Wa-
terfront lots in the Foothills of
NC. Deep water lake with 90
miles of shoreline. 20% prede-
velopment discounts and 90%
financing. NO PAYMENTS for
1 year. Call now for best se-
lection. www.nclakefrontprop-
erties.com (800)709-LAKE.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. MUST SEE THE BEAUTI-
FUL PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS
OF WESTERN NC MOUN-
TAINS. Homes, Cabins,
Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.
LAKEFRONT BARGAINS Start-
ing at $89,900. Gorgeous
lakefront parcels. Gently
sloping, pristine shoreline,
spectacular views. Across
from national forest on
35,000 acre recreational
lake in East Tenn. Paved
roads, underground utilities,
central water, sewer, Excel-
lent financing. Call now
S800)704-3145 ext 617,
unset Bay, LLC.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUN-
TAINS! Spring is blooming and
is beautiful! A wonderful time
to look for real estate. See
Photos: www.NorthCarolina-
MountainRealty.com or call
(800)293-1998. Free Bro-
chure.
Tennessee Lake Property
Sale! Parcels from $24,900.
6 1/2 Acre lot $59,900. 27
Acre Lake Estate $124,900.
Cabins Available. Call toll-free
(866)770-5263 ext 8 for de-
tails.



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


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots ?005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 20




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


OKEECHOBEE VACATION
RENTAL- Lg. furnished,
3br,2ba, DWMH, on Taylor
Creek, w/boathouse, near
Lock, short or long term
avail. (561)385-5979.



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


Recreation |



Boats 3005
Campers/,RVs 3010
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
AIR BOAT- 440 engine, Runs
good. $2495.
863-634-1636.
ALUMINUM CRAFT- John 14',
Evinrude 15hp, Elec. start,
trolling motor Galvanized
trailer $1450. 863-763-1527
AVENGER '86- 17' Bass boat
& trlr, 150 HP Johnson, runs
great, $2500 firm or trade
for ATV, etc..
(863)801-9496
BASS BOAT- 18' Fiberglass,
with custom hauler trailer.
115 HP Mercury motor New
seat, pumps, trolling motor.
$3500 Neg. Call
(863)983-4397
BASS BOAT- '2004, 18' Triton,
30hrs, mercury 150hp. Ma-
rine Master trailer. Motor
guide trolling motor 71 bs
thrust..Digital. $17,000.
(863)983-4397

BASS BOAT 390 V RANGER
1986 with 150 h/p Mercury
Opti Max, low hrs w/trailer
$6000 (863)946-0307
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.
MON-ARK 17 Ft. Includes
trailer & canopy to cover
boat. 1st $800 takes it.
(863)675-6738
PONTOON BOAT 24'
No motor, no trailer $800
(863)763-3451
REGAL, '80, 18', with
'94 150hp Mariner outboard,
minor work needed, $2200.
(863)441-7675


COACHMAN 5TH WHEEL RV,
'93- 27', excellent cond,
$5000. (863)697-2180.
FORD F350 CAMPER, '75, A
Classic, great mechanical
condition, come check it
out, $2000 (863)824-0402
HUNTING CAMPER- 28' pull
behind. $1200. Or best offer
(863)634-4202


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
TRAILER For airboat 14'
ood condition, new tires
600 or best offer
(863) 634-8960 after 5pm



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


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
best offer. (863)441-7675



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

Automobiles |




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4dr20
Construction
Equipment 4-1025
Foreign Cars 4031)
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 404.5
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 40h5
Vans 4070



1991 HONDA CIVIC
Ice cold a/c & tow hitch
$1800 (863)675-4540 or
(863)677-3091
'85 CAD. SEDAN DEVILLE
Good condition, approx 71k
mi, $800 (863)763-5418
'99 Vulcan Classic 1500
exhaust system free w/ pur-
chase of new seat set $20
(863)357-2588
BUICK LESABRE'87
Good condition, a/c,
runs good. $450.
(772)460-6488 after 6 pm
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.
DODGE 16" CHROME RIMS
5 lug $200
(239)657-4687 call after 4pm


CHRYSLER CONCORDE, '95,
170k miles, extra clean, CD,
all power, $2500.
(863)357-1074
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
JEEP CHEROKEE- '88, Needs
work, $500. or ,make an of-
f e r
(863)763-0783/634-9783
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
PONTIAC FIREBIRD- '95, Red,
Cold A/C, T-Tops, Runs
great! 110K, $3800.
(863)697-8947.



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.
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.
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)763-8969.
TIRES, 2 New BFGoodwrench,
R1. AG Tread, Power Radial -
80. Size 11.2R-20. $400 for
both. (863)674-5744


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

GMC SIERRA '94
SWB-P/U excellent condition,
loaded/extras. Call for more
info. (772)873-1934


CHEVROLET BLAZER 1991,
$1000 (863)634-6596

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


MOBILE WORKSHOP
14 x 52, zoned for workshop
in Glades Co. wired 220.
$2,000 neg. (352)754-8514.

UTILITY TRAILER
1 2'x6.5'Heavy duty Bobcat
hauler. Not enclosed. $900
(863)763-3451

UTILITY TRAILER open w/
tool box. $150 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.


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




NOTICE OF MEETING OFTHE
COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
The Board of Supervisors for Coquina
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9:00 A.M. in the Administration Annex
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458 Highway 98 N., Okeechobee, FL
A copy of the proposed agenda may
be obtained upon request from the un-
dersigned. If any person decides to
appeal any decision by the Board with
respect to any matter considered at
such meeting; that person will need a
record of the proceedings and for
such purposes that person may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings, which includes the testi-
mony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based, is made. Any
person wishing to speak at the meet-
ing must have their name and topic
placed on the agenda one week before
the date of the meeting. All property
owners within the District are invited
to attend.
Danny Faircloth
Superntendent
17429 NW 242nd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
7863)763-4601 or (863)634-3166
7478 ON 5/25,29/05


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Community Events


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Courtesy photo/Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue

Not for the claustrophobic

Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue and Okeechobee
City Fire Department recently took part in joint training
on entering confined spaces. They practiced entering
and making rescues in the new storm drain pipes
along U. S. 441 N.


Middle school block party planned
The Communities In School's next Middle School Teen Block Party
has been rescheduled for June 3, at the Okeechobee Skate Park, 300
N.W. Sixth Ave., from 8 p.m. until midnight. Admission is $5 per stu-
dent. 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.


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., on Monday, June 6,
from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Real Life Children's
Ranch.


Clown class to begin
.Another class of Junior Joeys will be held June 6-10 from 9 a.m.
under the auspices of Toby the Clown Foundation. The class will be
taught at the Highland Shrine Club, 2606 S.R. 17 South, in Avon Park.
Junior Joeys are children between the ages of 8 and 15 who want to
learn to become clowns. The foundation is nonprofit. The Optimist
Club of Sebring and Jim's Auto Salvage are sponsors of the program. A
parent or guardian must sign an application form and must accompa-
ny the child to and from classes. Class size is limited and applications
are currently being taken. Applications can be picked-up at the foun-
dation building at 109 W. Interl.ke Blvd. in Lake Placid, or downloaded
from the foundation's web page at www.tobysclownalley.com. For
information or enrollment, cal Francis "Choo Choo" Yorio at (863)
465-2780 or Dennis 'Bobber' Koranda at (863) 382-9560.


Hospital looking for volunteers
Attention students between the ages of 14-17: would you like to
make a difference in the lives of others? Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary
has many opportunities of service for students seeking volunteer
hours during the summer. Volunteer as little as four hours a week or as
many as 16 hours a week. Morning, afternoon and evening shifts are
available. Contact the lobby desk at Raulerson Hospital for a volunteer
application. The deadline for submitting an application is June 7.

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

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

Frank Attkisson to speak at dinner
The Republican Party of Okeechobee will be hosting its annual Lin-
coln Day Dinner on Friday, June 10, at the Shrine Club on U.S. 78.
Social time will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.
This year's keynote speaker will be Florida State Representative Frank
Attkisson, District 79. Dinner will include a sirloin steak served with a
baked potato, green beans and a salad. Tickets are $30 per person. If
you or your business would like to sponsor a table for this event please
call Joe Arnold at (863) 357-6507 or (863) 610-1639. If available, tickets
may be purchased at the door.