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Vol. 97 No. 81 Wednesday, March 22, 2006 50t Plus tax


Brief

SOCSO to stage
traffic operation
The Okeechobee County
SSheriff's Office (OCSO) will be
conducting a special enforce-
ment effort regarding the
unsafe practice by motorists of
: following another vehicle too
-.closely.
The operation, named
Operation Back-Off, is being
S held to try and reduce the num-
ber of rear-end crashes in
': Okeechobee County, as well as
enforcing traffic laws dealing
with following too closely.
The operation will also
include heightened enforce-
ment against aggressive driv-
ing.
The operation began Mon-
day, March 20, and will end Sat-
urday, March 25.

Inside

Commission has a
light meeting plan
The Okeechobee County
Board of County Commission-
ers will face an unusually short
agenda of only six action items
when they meet Thursday in
their chambers at the Okee-
chobee Counth Courthouse.
Topping the agenda will be
the appearance of Zella Kirk to
present a petition regarding
drainage in the southwestern
part of Okeechobee. She
appeared before the commis-
sioners not too long ago to
express her views on the
drainage situation.
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F Fund helps
farm workers
TALLAHASSEE Repre-
sentatives of the Florida Hurri-
cane Relief Fund announced
Monday, that 23 pallets of food
have been distributed to farm
workers in South Central Flori-
da that were affected by Hurri-
cane Wilrna this past fall. These
families have little or no
income until the fruit and veg-
etable picking season geLs into
full swing. The season began
late and some areas have limit-
ed work due to hurricane dam-
aged crops. The food, 23 pallets
of rice and beans, was made
possible through a grant to the
Fund from Brinker Internation-
al, coupled with in-kind deliv-
ery from Albertsons.
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Drought Index
Current: 379
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.78 feet

Lake level
LastYear:
15.35 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth givenin
feet above sea level.)

Index
Classifieds ......15-18
Comics . . . . . .14
Community Events ... .4
Crossword . . . . .15
Obituaries . . . . .3
Opinion ........... 4
Speak Out.........4
Sports . . . . . . .5
TV . . . . . . . .16
Weather . . . . . .2
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Okeechobee News photos/D. Hamilton
Spring breakers arrived for a, fun dip in the Okeechobee Community Pool on Monday.
Many children came with area day care centers for a fun day, while others enjoyed the
pool and playground with parents and grandparents.

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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
MOORE HAVEN The
body of a 14-year-old Moore
Haven boy who is thought to
have drowned Monday after-
noon in a 3.5-acre pond has
been recovered.
The name of,the teen has
not been released.
Captain Jeff Hill of the
Glades County Sheriff's Office
(GCSO) said the teen, along
with another teenaged boy,
apparently tried to swim
across the pond on March 20.
"He and another male tried
to swim across," said Capt.
Hill, "about halfway across
they called for help. A neigh-
bor heard him call and tried to,


help but was unsuccessful."
The other teen was unin-
jured. '
The pond, said Capt. Hill, is
located on the north side of
10th Street in Moore Haven.
He said the depth varies from
6 feet to an estimated 20 feet.
The captain said the cause
of the teen's drowning was
unknown as of Tuesday after-
noon. The teen was found
around 4:30 p.m.
He said it's not known if the
teen suffered cramps or if he
became too fatigued to swim
across the remainder'of the
pond.
"He was a healthy person,"
said Capt. Hill.
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Friends: Saul, Lindsay, Destiny, Legacy and Antonio spend some time in the Okee-
chobee Community Pool on Monday. All five children did not hesitate to say that the
water was cold but no one made the move to get out of the 'cool pool.'


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Inoperative tag light on


vehicle leads to drug arrests


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Two Okeechobee men were
arrested on drug charges early
Tuesday morning after they
were stopped by an Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) deputy because the
tag light on the black SULV they
were in was reportedly not
working.
Arrested were Alexander
Ruben Ocasio, 19, S.E. Fifth
Street, and Tobias Keion Wit-
taker, 24. Ocasio was charged
with possession of marijuana
and two counts of possession
of cocaine. He was booked
into the Okeechobee County
Jail under a bond of $51,000.
Wittaker is being held without
bond on charges of possession
of marijuana and possession of
cocaine.


Alexander
Ruben
Ocasio


Tobias
Keion
Wittaker


OCSO Deputy Justin Akins
stated in his arrest affidavit that
he stopped the vehicle in the
400 block of N.W. 14th Ave.
.around 1:10 a.m. He went on
to state that while he spoke
with Ocasio, the operator of
the SUV, he saw a plastic bag-
gie near the man's right thigh.
The baggie, he continued, con-
tained a green leafy substance.


After Ocasio was placed in
handcuffs, the deputy said he
found a small blue. baggie that
contained a white powdery
substance.
Deputy Akins then placed
Wittaker, a passenger in the
vehicle, under arrest. He was
taken into custody by Officer
Justin Bernst of the Okee-
chobee City Police Department
(OCPD), who had arrived to
help the deputy.
The deputy then conducted
an inventory of the vehicle
prior to it being towed and
reportedly found a small bag-
gie in the door handle of the
driver's-side door. That baggie,
said Deputy Akins, contained
suspected rock cocaine.
The deputy's report stated
that a field test on the green
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UOeecnoDee INews/u. namimon
In recognition
Rotary Club members spent a large portion of regular
meeting time on Tuesday to honor fellow club member,
John Ed Burdeshaw.-Mr. Burdeshaw is celebrating his
.50th year as a member -of Rotary Club. Rotary Club
Assistant District Governor Allan Sullivan and past pres-
ident Christy Crawford presented Mr. Burdeshaw with a
letter from the Rotary Foundation to commemorate his
50 years as a Rotarian.


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Commission has a light meeting plan


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners
will face an unusually short
agenda of only six action items
when they meet Thursday in
their chambers at the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse.
Topping the agenda will be
the appearance of Zella Kirk to
present a petition regarding


drainage in the southwestern
part of Okeechobee. She
appeared before the commis-
sioners not too long ago to
express her views on the
drainage situation.
The board will also review
engineering and architectural
fees in connection with the
design of a new emergency
operations center, and will con-
sider a contract for air condition-
ing replacements at the Okee-


chobee County Health Depart-
ment.
The last two action items deal
with fire protection.
Commissioners will consider
a mutual aid agreement with the
Seminole Tribe Fire/Rescue that
would allow for the county and
the Seminole Tribe to assist each
other with fire and rescue alarms
to the extent that resources are
available to do so.
The other agreements under


consideration would allow para-
medics from the tribe to do ride
time with Okeechobee County
Fire/Rescue personnel. In return,
the tribe would provide fire/res-
cue with two Lifepack 12 heart
monitor/defibrillators.
At 5:30 Thursday evening, the
commissioners will hold a work-
shop with the Okeechobee City
Council. The workshop will be
held,at the health department,
1798 N.W. Ninth Ave.


Local teen arrested in pellet gun incident


A 14-year-old Okeechobee
youth has been arrested and
charged with aggravated battery
after he allegedly shot a woman
with a pellet gun.
The teen, who was arrested
March 17 by Deputy Joe Gracie
of the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO), was booked
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then turned over to the Depart-
ment of Juvenile Justice.
According to Deputy Gracie's
arrest report, as the woman was
retrieving her mail from the
mailbox she felt a sharp pain in
her left hand. Next, she felt
something hit her left leg.
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stopped and told her she had
been shot by a pellet gun. At
this time, she reportedly saw
the teen holding a pellet gun.
During his investigation, he
met with the teen and his step-
mother about the incident. The
teen reportedly told Deputy Gra-
cie he did not shoot the woman,
rather it was the other boy on


the bicycle that shot her. The
teen also said the pellet gun in
question was "locked up."
However, the deputy states
in his report that when the
teen's mother told him to get
the gun he walked to his house
alone and walked back to the
deputy carrying a Beeman pel-
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News Briefs

Benefit set up for Smalls family
OKEECHOBEE An account has been established at Big Lake
National Bank to help the Smalls family.
Mrs. Smalls and her three children were killed in an automo-
bile accident Wednesday, Dec. 21.
To donate, simply go to Big Lake National Bank and say you
would like to contribute to the benefit for the Smalls family.

Loans help replace storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc.
has received $500,000 for the HOME Again Loan Program, which
helps homeowners with replacement of their hurricane damaged
or destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will help applicants who meet the
following criteria:
You owned your home in Okeechobee County and it was
your primary residence during hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in
2004.
You have been unable to fix your home due to a lack of insur-
ance or other assistance.
Your gross household income is at or below the following
levels: one person in the household $24,000; two persons -
$27,650; three persons $31,100; four persons $34,550; five
persons $37,300; six persons $40,100; seven persons -
$42,850; and, eight persons $45,500.
Interviews for applications for this program are by appoint-
ment only. To make an appointment for an interview, call Jessie
Vazquez at (863) 467-5525. The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing
Inc. office is open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Homebuyer classes held each week
OKEECHOBEE The USDA, rural housing service, can now
loan up to $172,632 for housing mortgages for very low and low-
income applicants.
For prequalification for this loan, call (863) 763-3345 to reserve
your seat for one of our homebuyer classes.
Classes are held on Wednesdays, starting at 9 a.m.

Project HOPE offers counseling
OKEECHOBEE People who have been displaced to Okee-
chobee due to Hurricane Katrina can contact Project HOPE
(Helping Our People in Emergencies), 1600 S.W Second Ave., at
(863)634-1410, for crisis counseling and referral to various agen-
cies.


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A substance thought to be
crack cocaine was allegedly
found in a man's possession after
he was .
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reportedly run-
niig a stop
sign.
Joseph Earl 9 rm
Snyder, 40.
N.E. 11th St. I
Okeechobee,
was charged
with posses- Joseph Earl
sion of cocaine Snyder
and booked
into the Okeechobee County Jaif
under a bond of $5,000 He was
also issued a citation for failure to
obey a stop sign.
In an arrest report by Deputy
Matt Hurst, of the Okeechobee


County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
he states that when he stopped
Snyder the man was ".... very
nervous and sweating uncontrol-
lably."
The deputy went on to state
that when he performed a pat
down on Snyder, he felt an object
in the man's pocket. When he
retrieved it, he found a small
chain that contained a small
knife, laser light and a metal con-
tainer.
When Deputy Hurst opened
the container, he found what he
believed to be two pieces of crack
cocaine. The deputy then per-
formed a field test on the two
items. The test, stated the deputy,
indicated the presence of
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presence of marijuana, while a
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ed powder cocaine weighed .2
grams, wrote Deputy Akins. His
report goes on to state that the
suspected marijuana weighed
2.0 grams, while the suspected
rock cocaine weighed .8 grams.
Those weights also include the
weight of the plastic baggies.
Ocasio was also issued a traf-
fic citation for no tag light.


Drowning

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The captain went on to say
that he doesn't believe the teen's
death was due to an alligator
attack. He spent several hours at
the site, as well as in the water
searching for the boy, and did
not see an alligator.
Divers and personnel from
the Glades County Sheriff's


Office, Glades County Emer-
,gency Service, Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office and the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission assisted in
Monday's search.
The case has now been
turned over to the GCSO Crimi-
nal Investigations Department.
Although he did not know
when, Capt. Hill indicated an
autopsy would be performed
which will help shed light on
what happened to the teen.


Community Events


Children's Ranch plans yard sales
The Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold
yard sales every Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Funds
from the sales help support activities for the children. Usable
donations are always accepted and should be taken to the ranch
on U.S. 441 S.E. Pick-up service is not available. For information,
contact Rosie at (863) 763-4242.

Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library,
206 S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word process-
ing sills will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navi-
gate the internet. For the dates and times of these classes, con-
tact the Okeechobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.

Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The
classes are currently taught four days a week on Tuesday,
Wednesday and Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from
11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.


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Obituaries


Owen W Porterfield
Owen W. Porterfield, age 83,
of Okeechobee, died Wednes-
day, March 16, 2006 at Raulerson
Hospital. Mr. Porterfield was
born on June 5, 1922 in Litch-
field, Ill. to Joseph and Fredda
Porterfield. He was a self-
employed man in the tree servr
ice having come to Okeechobee
from Homestead in 1992. He
was of.the Presbyterian faith. Mr.
Porterfield proudly served our
country in the U.S. Army during
WWII and he was a member of
the Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Porterfield is suri, %ed b5
his wife, Mary Ann Porterfield of
Okeechobee; a daughter, Lenora
(Ron) Bird of Michigan; three
sons, Owen W.. Porterfield of
Nevada, Lee A (Sandra) Porter-
field of Florida, and James K.
Porterfield of Michigan. In addi-
tion, he is survied b four step-


sons, Donald (Debra) Huntley of
Texas, Richard (Sharon) Huntley
of Virginia, Gerald (Cindy) Hunt-
ley of Colorado, Arnold (Terry)
Huntley of Alaska; one step-
daughter, Carol of Florida; and
many grandchildren and great-
grandchildren.
SA memorial service will be
held by the family on Thursday,
March 23, at 2 p.m. ,at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church,,
312 ParrottAve.
In lieu 'of flowers, contribu-
tions may be made to Big Lake
Hospice, 3543 H'uxv 441 S.,
Okeechobee, FL .34974 or the
Presbyterian' Church Food,
Pantry, 312 N. Parrott Ave.,
Okeechobee, FL 34972.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the lo~ ing care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory


Patricia Fay Eaton
. Patricia Fay Eaton, of Okee-
chobee died
Friday, 1Aarch
16. Mrs. Eaton
was born and
grewup in and
arou ld ;*Lad ,
smith, \VWis '
She rmoyed
with her fa rnil p m
to. Laramie,
yo.. when Patricia
she was 17 FayEaton
ears old
Pat was most recently
employed bi the Okeec olbee
LiUtlity Authoritx. She spent manr
years at Office Depft corporate
headquarters in Delray Beach.
Patiicia is survived by her
husband. Craig Eaton, daugh
ters, Michelle Haidman of Ukee-
chubee, Melissa Pando oI Cedar
Hill, Texas: and Rhonda Ramirez
of Oilando Her patients Helen


and Richard Anderson of Glen-
,do, Wyoming; sister Pamela
Goodman; brothers Don and
Terry Anderson; grandchildren
Danielle and Jazmine Hardman,
Anthony and Ashley. Ramirez,
and Brandon and Michael
Brandt.
A memorial service will be.
held on Thursday, March 23,at 7
p.m. at Treasure island Baptist
Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E.
In lieu of flowers, memorials.
ma\ be made to Mlart-ha's House.
PO Box 727, Okeechobee, Fla
34973.
e' All iriangernents are entrust-
ed to the loving Cite o:I Bass,
Okeech:'bee Furneral Home and
Crematory.


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SLOWDOWN: I live north of town and today, I finally figured out why
so many high school students die on our roads. On myway to town, I had
not one but three high school students ride my rear end and unsafely
pass me. How do I know this? I've seen them park in the side lot at the
high school. I guess their grades or behavior got them there. Parents, if
you are brave enough to give your kids a vehicle at that age beg them to
notice all the crosses and flowers on the road. They should remind us that
we all need to slow down and pay attention. Otherwise, it will be your
turn to set up a memorial. And finally thank you to the sheriffs' office for
conducting a crack down this week. Hopefully, we can get through
. spring break without any fatalities.
WEB SITE: I was appalled to go to the Florida website for school infor-
mation and find out that Okeechobee has had no updates since 2003. If
you are going to have a website, please keep it current It doesn't even
have current meals for the children so we know what they are having for
lunch. Thanks to the Okeechobee News we do get this information at
least. I thought having aweb page was helpful. The last update was April
2005, and a lot of information was from 2003.
(Editor's Note: We went to tile local web site for Okeechobee County
schools and found all the current information that you are seeking -
including school menus. We then spoke with Assistant Superintendent
of Schools Lee Dixon who speculated that the web site you visited was-
a commercial web site funded by'the sale of advertising, but is likely to
be defunct. He also asks that you call him so that he can research the
site to which you refer. The web address for Okeechobee County
schools is www.okee.kl2.fl.us. To contact Mr. Dixon, call (863) 462-
5000, ext. 262.)
FLOORED: I hope everyone reads Monday, March 20, paper. I was
really floored knowing that so many foreigners 6wn parts of the U.S.
Everyone, please read this.

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Community Events,


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

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

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English as a second language classes
at these 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 Reservation, 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, English as a second lan-
guage, Tuesday and Thursday, .from 4 until 8 p.m.; One-Stop, 123
S.W. Park St.; adult basic educatiori/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 educa-
tion/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, Tues-
day and Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.; and, Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St., English as a second language, Tues-
day and Thursday from 7: until 9 p.m.





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Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian
Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilita-
tor. Another group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as
the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m.
with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For Information, call (863)
763-2893.
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.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who are
either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other
women's issues are also addressed. One support group is held .every
Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health Department
auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call Irene Luck at
(863) 763-0202. The other support group is held each'Thursday at 6
p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For
information, call Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.

Thursday
Farmer's Market every Thursday from 4 until 7:30 p.m. in Flagler Park.
For information, call (863) 357-MAIN; (863) 763-2225; or, (863) 697-
3110.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in find-
ing 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 Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the pub-
lic are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the' fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave.
Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
6257. ... '
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships. The support groups meetat 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 (8631 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 language
classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W.
Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thurs-
day at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome.
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, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call
(863) 467-2321.
Gunowners of Okeechobee will meet at 7 p.m. at the American
Legion, 501 S.E. Second St. All interested parties are invited. For infor-
mation, contact Merv Waldron at (863) 467-5744 or Dan Fennell at (863)
467-9461.. .

Friday -
Narcotics Anonymous meets eacn Friday except the first Friday of the
month for an open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge
Cnrislian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information,
call (8631 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All per-
sons nieresled 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 (800) 932-8677.
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. neeirig 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 at
S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for mem-
bers and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana
at 471-9795.

Saturday
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30 a.m., at
the Nazarene Church, 425 S.W. 28th St., and leaves for ride at 8 a.m.,
weather permitting. For information on the ride for the week or any
questions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly Stewart
at (863) 61 '-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257..

Sunday
A.A. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.

Monday
Narcotics Anonymous meets every Monday at 7 p.m. for an open dis-
cussion meeting at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda
Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863)
467-5474.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Children's
Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m. The orien-
tation is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okeechobee
County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a question/answer
forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth
Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Program at 1-(800) 403-9311.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Every-
one is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index
and military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510


or (863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meeting at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interested
are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church', 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at
7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to
life. Everyone is invited.
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 Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.


Community Events

Homecoming and revival planned
Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church, 4212 N. U.S. 441, has
planned a homecoming and revival for March 22-24, at 7:30 p.m.
Evangelist Danny Bradley, pastor of the First Missionary Bapti.st
Church of Indian River City in Titusville, will be speaking. A nurs-
ery will be provided. For information, call (863) 763-7743.

Coalition's finance group to meet
The finance/operations committee- of the Early Learning
Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will
meet Wednesday, March 22, at 10 a.m. at 2415 S. 29th St. in Fort
Pierce.

Mainstreet membership meeting planned
A general membership meeting for Okeechobee Mainstreet
will be held Wednesday, March 22, at noon at the Brahma Bull
Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E.

Early Learning Coalition to meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee
counties, Inc., will have a full coalition meeting Wednesday,
March 22, at 1 p.m. at the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th
St., North Portable, in Fort Pierce.

Coalition committee will meet
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of
Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will meet
Wednesday, March 22, immediately following the coalition
meeting at the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St., North
Portable, in Fort Pierce.

Disaster training class offered
The American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch, 323 N. Par-
rott Ave., will hold a disaster training class on Thursday, March
23, from 6 until 9 p.m. For information or to register, call (863)
763-2488.

Cowboys for Christ host gospel music
Cowboys for Christ will host a get together on Thursday,
March 23, at 6 p.m. for food, fellowship and gospelnmusic. The
event will be held at 731 and Clubhouse Road in Venus.

Links tourney benefits Smalls family
A four-person scramble golf tournament will be held at the
Okeechobee Golf and Country Club,405 N.E. 131st Lane, on Sat-
urday, April 8, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The fieldwill be limit-
ed to the first 36 teams paid by Friday, March 24. First, second,
fifth and last places will be awarded prizes. For entry informa-
tion, call Ricky White at (863) 634-3305. Entry fee includes one
barbecue dinner ticket per player.

Fundraiser for OHS rodeo team planned
Florida BlueGrass Express will be performing Friday, March
24, at 7 p.m. at the Okeechobee High School Auditorium, 2800
U.S. 441 N. All proceeds will go to the Okeechobee High School
rodeo team. Tickets are $5 per person at the door. For informa-
tion, call Darlene Bass at (863) 763-1143 or (863) 634-5815.

Annual Ride-Run-Walk day planned
The Rotary Club's third annual Lake OCkeechobee Scenic Trail,
(LOST) Ride-Run-Walk Saturday will be held March 25 beginning
at 8 a.m. The course will begin and end at the Scott Driver boat
ramp on.S.R. 78 W. Sign-ins will start at 7 a.m. on the day of the
walk. Certified bicycle helmets are required. Fees are: registra-
tion package (goodie bag and T-shirt) $20 for adults and $15 for
children 10 and under; registration only $10 for adults and $5
for children 10 and under. After March 17, the registration fee for
adults will be $15 and $10 for children 10 and under. Participants
under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or
guardian. Registrations should be sent to: Jim McInnes, c/o Farm
Bureau Insurance Co., 401 N.W. Fourth St., Okeechobee, Fl.,
34974. Make checks payable to: Rotary's LOST Ride-Run-Walk.
All proceeds will go to the Okeechobee Rotary Club and
Martha's House. For information, call Jim McInnes at (863) 763-
3101.

Heartland Boys to be in concert
The Heartland Boys will be in concert, Saturday, March 25, at
7 p.m. at His House Fellowship Church of the Nazarene, 425
S.W 28th St. For information, call (863) 763-3519 from 9 until
noon.

Lakeport church hosting revival
A revival will be held at the Lakeport Christian Church, 1650
E. S.R. 78 N.W, on Saturday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m. Services will
also be held Sunday, March 26, at 8:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6
p.m. Raymond Bennett is the scheduled speaker and his wife
Gyneth will accompany him. For information, call: (863) 946-
1747.

Pop Warner fundraiser slated
A fundraiser for the Pop Warner Chobee Little Brahmans
youth football program will be held March 25, from noon until 5
p.m. at the ROC, 310 S.W Fifth Ave. The cost is $5 for a chicken
dinner and $7 for a rib dinner. For information, call Shelly
Niehaus at (863) 467-3613 or (863) 634-2212.

DOF hosting annual Fire Fest
The Florida Division of Forestry (DOF) will host its annual Fire
Fest on Saturday, March 25, at Savannas Preserve state Park,
2541 Walton Road, Port St. Lucie. The free family event will fea-
ture live fire demonstrations, fire safety demonstrations and
Smokey Bear. For information, call (772) 398-2779.

Church plans dedication service
Fountain of Life Church has moved from its former address,
116 E. S. Park St., to 1302 S.W. 32nd St. The church will have a
dedication service Sunday, March 26, from 2 until 4 p.m. For
information, call (863) 763-8945.

Eastern Star hosting breakfast


Okeechobee Chapter #128, Order of the Eastern Star will
hold their final all-you-can-eat breakfast of the season on Sun-
day, March 26, from 8 until 11 a.m. at the Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge, 107 N.W Fifth Ave. The menu includes scrambled eggs,
sausage gravy and biscuits, hash brown casserole and fruit for a
donation of $5 per person. For information, call (863) 634-8087.

Night of Music planned
The Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St. will host their
second annual Night of Music on Sunday, March 26, at 5 p.m. For
information, call the church at (863) 763-4843.

Free nutrition clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis
and designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Chiropractic and
Fitness Center, 916 W North Park St., on Monday, Mvarch 27, at
5:30 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-4320.







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Births


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Johnathan, Amelia and
Justin Bums
Johnathan, Amelia
and Justin Burns
Johnny and Marie Bums of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the births of their chil-
dren, Johnathan Keith, Amelia
Marie,/and Justin Dean. The triplets
were born Jan. 16, at St. Mary's
Hospital in West Palm Beach.
Johnathan Keith weighed 4
lbs., 10 ozs., and was 18 inches
long at birth; sister, Amelia Marie
weighed 4 lbs., 11 ozs., and was
18 inches long at birth; and,
brother, Justin Dean weighed 4
lbs., 9 ozs., and was 18.75 inches
long at birth. The trio was wel-
comed home by big sisters
Megan, Sarah, and big brother
Joshua.

Elijah Berry
Daniel and Adriana Berry of
Cambridge City, Ind., are proud


to announce the birth of their
son, Elijah Daniel Manuel Berry.
He was born Feb. 10, at Henry
County Memorial Hospital in'
New Castle, Ind. He weighed 7
lbs., 8 ozs., and was 19.5 inches
long at birth. Elijah was wel-
comed home by big brother
Mathew and sister, Hannah;
maternal grandparents, Manuel
and Alicia Perez of Okeechobee;
and, paternal grandparents Dan
and Janet Berry of Okeechobee.


Seth Stewart


Seth Stewart
Don and Cathy Stewart of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their son,
Seth. He was born Jan. 16, in


Community Events

CAP looking for senior members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxil-
iary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and cadets
are being recruited for the unit Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are
:eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and provide
supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol
are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs.
Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish these mis-
sions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior member con-
tact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center,
(863) 763-3212.
Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okeechobee
High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
OHS_97_reunion@yahoo.com.
Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If you
have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop them off
attheiradministrativeofficeat4134U.S:441 N. -:i -
Help with Medicare Part D offered
Free help with Medicare Part D will be offered at the Okeechobee
County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., on Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 5 until 7 p.m. Volunteers will be available to assist Medicare recipi.
ents in selecting and enrolling in Medicare Part D programs. Those taking
part will need to bring their complete list of all prescription medications
and dosages, along with their Medicare card. Anyone who feels that may
be eligible for government assistance in paying premiums must bring
proof of income.


Stuart. He weighed 6 lbs., 11
ozs., and was 19.5 inches long at
birth. Seth was welcomed home
by Caleb, Nathan, and Hannah;
maternal grandparents, Pastor
John and Sherry Jarriel of Okee-
chobee; paternal grandparents,
Don and Jane Stewart of Butler,
Penn.; and, great-grandparents
J.C. and Kathryn Samples of
Mesquite, Texas.


Landon Arrants

Landon Arrants
Ray and Deidra Arrants of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their son,
Landon Bennett Arrants. He was
born Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005,
at Jupiter Medical Center in
Jupiter. He weighed 7 lbs, 1 oz.,
and was 19.5 inches long at
birth. Landon was welcomed,


home by his paternal grandpar-
ents, Buddy and Beverly Arrants;
maternal grandmother, Phyllis;
paternal grandfather, Tommy
Walker; paternal great-grand-
mother, Bea Arrants; maternal
great-grandparents, Edith Joiner,

Edwin and Joann Walker; Uncle
Derek Walker; and, aunts,
Michelle Byrd and Ari Sheridan.


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Cheresse Conner and Johnny
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proud to announce the birth of
their son, Juan Augustin Tijerina,
Jr. He was born Wednesday, Jan.
25, at Lawnwood Regional Hos-
pital in Fort Pierce. He weighed 7
lbs., 14 ozs., and was 20 inches
long at birth. Augie was wel-
comed home by his big sister,
Brianna. Maternal grandparents
are Bill and Lisa Conner of Okee-
chobee, and paternal grandpar-
ents are Johnny and O'Tila Tijeri-
na of Okeechobee.


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Submitted to Okeechobee News
Red Cross Extreme Weekend
American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch held the first of
three extreme weekends on March 17th and 18th. Instruc-
tors Leonard Brazell (standing) and Grace Kayda (sitting)
and assistant Anthony Kayda taught CPR and First Aid to;
the youth. They also enjoyed a scavenger hunt through
downtown Okeechobee on Saturday afternoon.


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Youth who participated in the Red Cross Youth Extreme
Weekend are all now certified in Adult CPR/AED, Infant
and Child CPR and First Aid. Red Cross will be holding
two more Extreme Weekends, one in May and one in
June. Call the office at 763-2488 to sign up!


Siah pholoiMaryAnn Morris
Historical Society fish fry
County Commissioner John Abney spoke to thirty-some
members of the Okeechobee County Historical Society
gathered for their annual fish-fry Monday, Mar. 20, at the
historical society building on Hwy 98 N.


Parenting classes are offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be presenting parenting
education classes starting in March. All pregnant women and parents are
encouraged to attend. For specific dates, information., and to register for
the class call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.
Cantata rehearsals continuing
The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the direction of Sandy
Perry, will hold rehearsals each Sunday from 3 until 5 p.m. for their sev-
enth annual Easter Cantata. The rehearsals will be held at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second Street. This year's cantata will be
'Three Days," created by Camp Kirkland and Debra Craig-Claar. The can-
tata contains interesting rhythms and lovely harmonies. The cantata will
be presented during Palm Sunday weekend April 7,8 and 9 and will
feature the newly-refurbished Reuter pipe organ. Singers should be able
to match pitch and read music somewhat. Rehearsals are fast-paced and
loads of fun. Winter residents are always welcome. For information, call
Sandy Perry at (863) 634-7714.
Church offering studysessions
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., is offering a
short term study program. The Forty-Sixty is based on Discipleship
Resources literature by Richard H. Gentzler, Jr. and Craig Kennet Miller.
The study will take place each Tuesday from 6:45 until 7:45 p.m. at the
church. The study is open to everyone, and will be led by Rev. Bruce
Simpson and Rev. Jim Dawspn. For information or to register, call (863)
763-4021.


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Army major, a strange man who
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Church offers program for families
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. will hold
classes on Tuesday mornings from 10 until 11:30 a.m. for parents and
pre-school children. The curriculum will explore God's word through
activity centers. There will also be a special class for parents. For informa-
tion or to register, call Angela at (863) 763-4021.


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COE cleaning up


Rim Canal debris


CLEWISTON The South
Florida Operations Office of the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
located here, has begun to
remove debris and obstructions
from the Okeechobee Waterway
:,(OWWn). Recreational vehicles,
boats and other debris left by
Hurricane Wilma last year cur-
rently clog the OWW\'s Route 2,
known here as the Rim Canal.
Debris is also blocking the area
from the Torry. Kreamer Island
-Brid~ge to the South Bay Boat
Ramp.
hVegetation is now blocking,
Fd p c upina thea canal from the South oB
Submitted to Okeechobee News Boat Ramp to Rardin Park. Float-
Cristina Kinsman ing hazards, such as dead
d Michelle Kinsman to Carlos Melaleuca trees and pond appfe
Robles and Enrique Robles. Cristina is the trees, are alsofloating in the
daughter of Mary Kinsman of waterway. Additional infor -
Kinsm an Okeechobee and Raleigh Kins- tion regarding these issues
man of Zephyrhills. Carlos is the others may be obtained by vi.A-..
son of Pastor Mario Robles and ing the Corps' website -t
Mary Kinsman of Okeechobee Martha Robles of Okeechobee. ,ww w.sal.usace.army.mil,.' ant,
is pleased to announce the The wedding will be held August "then selecting "Coastal Navigw-
engagement of daughter Cristina 12,2006, inZephryhills. .ion" and'or "Water Manag-

Operation cleansweep collects pesticides
TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri- iy target pesticide clean up in areas _pounds of pesticides throughout.
culture and Consumer Services where the demand is greatest." the state. -
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson Improper pesticide disposal To participate in "Operatidn
announced today. that his depart- can pose risks to human health Cleansweep," commercial pesti-
ment and the Florida Department and the environment, particular- ,cide applicators can call thi
of Environmental Protection Il, the state's water resources. Department of Agriculture afrd.i-
(DEPi are joining forces to collect The program offers farms, nurs- torisumer Services toll-free o nt
and safely dispose of cancelled, series, golf courses and pest con- ;(877) 851-5285; or for more infl-.
suspended or unusable commer- trol companies a one-time, safe fiation, visit the Departmenit dLf
cial pesticides for the 6th annual, and economical method to dis- Eivironmental Protection's web.'
OperationCleansweep. pose of unused, cancelled or .site at
"The program benefits small, banned pesticides bch as DDT, 'hl p:. ww.dep.state.fl.us ,aste i-
familK farms by relieving the costly lead arsenate,' chlordane,' a tegoriesicleansweep-pesticides
burden of proper pesticide dispos- toxaphene and paathion. Homeowners wishing to d''-
al," Bronson said. "Offering free This year's program has ose of pesticides are encouraged
pick up and disposal provides already collected more thansoto contact their local Househo
greater protection for the public 80,000 pounds of pesticides Hazardous Waste program ornvi t
and the environment. This- pro- from 26 counties. Last year, the-hfftp:/,%ww.earth9l I.org for maneR
gram enables the state to effective- program collected 79,000 -..information.

COE makes releases from Lake Okeechobe
JACKSONVILLE (AP) The the health of the estuaries. ,hobee fresh after releases. Issi -
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, In 10 days, a.Level I pulse being scrutinized include wvea'-
Jacksonmille District began another release to the Caloosahatchee patterns, hurricane season pred1..
10-day Level I pulse release this River and the SL- Lucie Canal cas (ifons, impacts on the estuarit
morning from Lake Okeechobee lower the lake 0.10 ft.; a Level 2 ecosystem, water supply lake el-:,
to the Caloosahatchee River and release can lower it by 0.14 ft.; and 3"- 2, and input from Kissimh9&
the St. Lucie Canal. a Level 3 by 0.18 ft. Today's lake ,RivetBasin regulatory dischargeS.
Pulse releases are designed to level is 15.04'feet-NGVD, which is, Water level data and flows for
mimic nature and provide dis- 0.1 1 feet higher than this time -last Lake Okeechobee and the Central
charges from the lake to the estuar- year, and 0.18 feet lo'er than last andSouthern Florida Project can
ies via the St. Lucie Canal to the %,eek. be found on the Jacksonville D.'
east and the Caloosahatchee River In the future, the Comprehen- .'Vfct web site, water managemqript
to the %vest. The last two days of the sixe Everglades Restoration Plan "age, -At
10-day, Level 1 pulse release con- (CERP) will provide storage fofthupiAvww.saj.usace.army.mill,".
sists of an average daily flow of 500 much of this water and reduce the--. o-idex.htm.
cfs to the Caloosahatchee and no need for thesetypesofreleases Por further information, pl4
releases to the St. Lucie. The goal is Jacksonxille District has begun 'a6l the Jacksonville District CadlW
to strike a balance between the an in-depth study of the decision- &rate Communication Office at
health of the lake's littoral zone and making process of Lake Okee- '32-2236 or (cell) 904-614-49 76. '


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King House

Chinese Restaurant

Surroundings:
Oriental decor with relaxed
feeling and friendly service.

Lunch Favorites:
All You Can Eat Buffet
specials, or Luncheon Specials
from the menu served with
your choice of soup or Egg
Roll and Fried Rice.

Dinner Favorites:
All You Can Eat Buffet, or you
can select many choices from
our menu.

Location:
3399 S. Hwy. 441, Okeechobee
In the Publix Shopping Center

Hours:
Monday through Thursday,
11 am. to 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday,
11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Phone:
(863) 357-7777


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Josiah Restaurant and Lounge fe-tures
our special Surf anid Turl 3and Fres;, i Catch cir thi' DaV
10`% OFF EARLY BI1RD SPECIAL'
Tuesday through FricfaV 3prn u 5rm
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Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Residential Commercial
Craig Raulerson
702 SE 9th Avenue
(863) 634-8703
allseasonac@earthlink.net
St, Lic. #CAC1814333





2800 SW 3rd Terr.
S 1863)
"467-1545
St.1eh .
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Rfeih &
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1-888-784-6724
Workers Compensation Personail njur
Social Security Disability Wrongful Death
Palm City Fort Pierce
Port St. Lucie
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Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
"Dirt & Stains Disappear"
Edward R. Jones. Owner E.t. 1991
467-1809
Cell: 610-0756
Lic. a 2178


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Service
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
For aRLytwu-u cdeu, needeM
Caellfar, fie-,nate.
Licensed References Available
Cynthia Thurs.ton
863.697.2465
License #8374




MIDFLORIND/
2105 S. Parrott Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
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Hwy. 98 N. PO Box 1723
(863) 763-6905



MIKE EDWARDS
GARAGE DOORS
Sales
Service
Installation
(863) 763-5582
OR
(863)634-6115
License #2185-01


SHIRLEY'S
PERSONAL
CARE SERVICES


CNA's HHA-Companion
Bathing Transportation
Light Housekeeping
Bonded & Insured Lic #NR30211249
Plaza 300 Suite 320 NW 51 St.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
863-467-6399
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863-467-4733
* Honest & Dependable Service
* 24 Hour Emergency Service
* Repair on all makes & models
* Family Owned & Operated
CAC1813894



6 ^FLIGHT


Private Career
Introductory Flight $50
Training at Okeechobee
877-460-7766
www.tradewinds-flight.com



GLENN J.
SNEIDER, LLC
Criminal Law
Family & Civil Law
200 S.W. 9t Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863) 467-6570







1-866-2-CASINO
BRIGHTON
Rt. 6, Box 611
Okeechobee, FL 34974


Mike's
Computer Repair
"You Hane Tried the Rest.
Noui Tir the Best."
(863) 467-4222
709 N. Parrott Ave.
mike@'mrepair.net
www.mcrepair.net


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DIABETIC FOOTWEAR

The Shoe Box
Phyllis Norris
Licensed Pedorthist
(863) 763-4401
3264 Hwy. 441 South
Okeechobee
Winn-Dixie Plaza


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215 SW Park Street
863-357-2368

Bath &Body Products "
Candles & Accessories "
Gift Baskets for All Occasions
Exclusively Offering Village Candles
Custom Gourmet Baskets
FREE Delivery on all baskets.


NEVER PAINT
AGAIN!


1-888-786-5868
Procraft of South Florida
LIC# QB20973-CGC017016


EMORY WALKER
CO. INC.
Air Conditioning &
Refrigeration
Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years!
7/24 SERVICE
FOR OUR CUOTO ERS
208 SW 5"' Ave. Okeechobee
863-763-6742
CAC042747 CAC014022 CAC057129


Don's
Appliance, Inc.
"Showroom Full
Of Major Brands"
REPAIR ALL BRANDS
763-2220
317 WS Park Street
Don & Linda Weir


Anthony T. Young
Attorney
215 SW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-824-OLAW
General Practice
Real Estate Probate
Family Wills
37 iear- E.xperienctc
Call Today for "tour Consultation




Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church
3 Linda Rd. (BHR)
(863) 35--65oo
Pastor David Robertson
"-www.buckheadridgecc.com





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Okeechobee's
#1 Homebuilder
(863) 357-2700
State Licensed & Insured
Lic. # CRC057387


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Diamond

SFence, Inc.
"Quality is Priceless"
Residential Co*mmercial
Agricultural
Lic. 40CSL7238-01 Insured
863-467-1180


* Trash Hauling Mowing
* Ponds Loader
* Pads -Bobcat
* Clearing Tractor
Robert Stafford
(863) 357-2274
License # 7720
m kEel 14:6-14 a ;, nm:&


HOME AUDIO CENTRAL VACS
INTERCOM SYSTEMS
SALES SERVICE INSTALLATION
208 NE 8th Ave. Okeechobee
863-634-2185 863-357-7073
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Newman Air
Conditioning, Inc.
FAST, RELIABLE SERVICE
"Serving the Okeechobee Area Since 1972"
* Sattirday Service No Extra Charge
* Mobile Home Air Conditioning
Specialist
202 N.E. 2nd Street
(behind Eckerds)
7i 6 7 -- U CAC013262



SEARS
Good life. Great price.
OKEECHOBEE
3290 Hwy. 441 South
467-1200
Hours: Sun. 11AM- 4PM
Mon. Sat. 9AM 6PM
Owned Lit Operated bu:
Carlos .11aria Banlhaon 0730451
AUTO SALE S


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Rating For Ciustoinme Satisfactio,

4224 Hwy. 441 South
(8631 357-0500


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First United
Methodist Church
200 NW Second Street
(863) 763-4021
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BUI ERS, INC.
4 C CBC 008329
Certified Building Contractors
200 N.W. 5th St.
863-763-3100







Advanced Engring l'"
a Shipping Center a
(863) 763-87107
Pck620 iipS.e, Ave.Typing

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Publix.
WHERE ShOPPNG IS A PLEASURE
Northlake Village
3551 Hwy. 441 S.-
Okeechobee
763-3500
www.publix.com


Snowbird
House
BoWatch
*Check doors & windows for break-ins
*Check to see if lawn is being cut
*Check property after a Hurricane
*Other Services Available
863*610-0488
www.snowbirdhousewatch.comi


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* 7 Days A Week
* 24 Hr. Emergency Service
* We Service All Brands
* Free Estimates
100% Financing Available
312 S.W. 2nd St.
863-763-8391


SOCIAL SECURiTY
DISB ILW BENE
BEEN DENIED
LAW OFFICE OF
STEPHEN M. LEWEN

288-1300
OVER 2b FARS REPRESENTING THE
INJURED & DISABLED


SUNRISE F D

5435 U.S. 1 South
Fort Pierce
1 Mile South of Midway Road on U.S. 1
Ft. Pierce 461-6000
Stuart 283-6806
Vero Beach 567-8480
www.sunrise-ford.com


Living Word
of Faith
1902 S. Parrott Ave.
863-763-6869
Phone & Fax
A First Century Full
Gospel Church
www.livingwordoffaith-okeechobee.com


NEAL S. LONG
BUILDING, MECHANICAL,
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
CBC125170
CMC1249343
CFC058088
Commercial/Residential A/C
Commercial/Residential Plumbing
Newv Homes, Additions
863-357-3313
Toll Free: 877-511-0624


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O KEECHOBEE
I\ .I I ,i %I l[O ',l"-
& CREMAxORY
Family Owned and Operated
763-2111
205 N.E. 2nd Street
Okeechobee


Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Prqpsiomw Installationd
^^W(nShun tters
& Seamless Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #765
863.763.5650
863.634.7145
107 SW 2nd St. OkeOchoboo

SAre You
Prepared for
Hurricane
^. Season?
Hurricane Panels
Rollups & Accordions


mark's Satellites, Inc.
3861 Hwy. 441 N.
Okeechobee, FL
(863) 467-7555
Lic. #886


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POLAR
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc.
SALES SERVICE INSTALLATION
We service all makes and models.
Same Day Service
Senior Citizen Discounts
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential Commercial Mobile Home
410 SE 2nd Ave. Okeechobee
357-2717
License # RA0066862


HOSKINS
& TURCO
Auto Accidents
Social Security
Disability
Bankruptcy
212 S. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 357-5800


HYUNDAI
3725 S.E. Federal Hwy.
Stuart, FL
TOLL FREE
1-866-206-1776



Where me Difterence is Worf n ire Distance
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
A.rlen Cook. Pastor
51 NW 98" St. Okeechobee, 34972
(P.O. Box 1541, Zip 349"3)
Church: (863) 763-3584
Home: (863) 763-7165

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Lic.
#1687




I AGRI-VIC CENTER
HIRING EVENT
STAFF
Applications Available at
County Courthouse, Room 109
Call 863-763-9312
for information.






FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
110 N.E. 5th St.
(863) 763-1994
Time & Temperature
763-0123
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Licensed
and Insured
Odd jobs you can't to find time to
do, Yard Clean Up and Lawn Care.
CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE
Pressure Cleaning and More.
863-610-0988 M 863-634-6032
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 22,2006 "


Car dealers accused of selling dangerous cars Community Event


ORLANDO Tom Gallagher,
Florida's chief financial officer,
has announced the arrests of
two Central Florida men
accused of defrauding auto
insurers and reselling dangerous
cars to unsuspecting buyers.
Gallagher is seeking more
than $1 million in restitution.
"This is a growing and troubling
problem in Florida-we saw
similar scams like this appear in
the wake of recent hurricanes,
as flooded and hurricane-dam-
aged vehicles began appearing
on used car lots," said Gallagher,
who oversees the Department of
Financial Services' Division of
Insurance Fraud (DIF), which
led the investigation. "These
schemes endanger the lives of
the unsuspecting citizens who
buy these cars, put dangerous
and unsafe vehicles on our
roads and highways, and cause
increases in the auto insurance
premiums Floridians pay."
Hanford Andrew Sutter,
owner and operator of Orlando-
based Total Fleet Solution (TFS),


along with Andrew Dinda, a TFS
employee, are charged with
engaging in a scheme to defraud
in addition to numerous counts
of filing false and fraudulent
insurance claims, grand theft,,
and uttering forged documents.
TFS was operating as an unli-
censed third-party administrator
and was contracted to appraise
damage on some rental cars and-
file claims for the damage with
auto insurance companies.
Sutter and Dinda billed auto
insurers nearly $800,000 in
inflated damage estimates on
wrecked rental car vehicles that
they billed as a total loss to col-
lect higher payments from the
insurance companies. Then, to
avoid the branding of "salvage"
or "rebuilt" on the cars' titles,
the men sold the damaged cars
to car dealers who resold the
cars to unsuspecting buyers.
Detectives found that most of
the appraisals of the wrecked
rental vehicles were completed
by viewing photographs of the
damaged vehicles, with no on-


site inspections by TFS adjusters.
The charges stem from a joint
investigation by DIF, the Nation-
al Insurance Crime Bureau
(NICB), and the Department of
Highway Safety and Motor Vehi-
cles (DHSMV). The charges are
being prosecuted by the Ninth
Judicial Circuit's Office of the
State Attorney. Additional arrests
are anticipated.
Gallagher is urging Floridians
to check if the Vehicle Identifica-
tion Number (VIN) on their vehi-
cle matches any of the estimated
120 vehicles re-sold as part of
this scheme. The VIN, a multi-
digit, 17-character alpha-numer-
ic identifier that establishes a
vehicle's unique identification, is
usually located on the driver's
side of the dashboard, visible
through the windshield as well
as on the inside door panel, and
included in title or loan, docu-
ments. To check the VIN, visit
www.fldfs.com and click on
"Fleet vehicle resell scheme VIN
CHECK." If a match is indicated,.
the consumer will be directed to,


call their local DHSMV office.
In addition to the web site for
consumers who may have pur-
chased one of these damaged
vehicles, Gallagher last year cre-
ated "Car Check,"
http://www.fldfs.com/CarCheck
/CarCheck.asp, to help all Flori-
da auto buyers check vehicle
histories before making a pur-
chase. Gallagher created the Car
Check web site in anticipation of
the possibility of flood-damaged
vehicles inundating the market
in the aftermath of the 2004 and
2005 hurricane seasons.
The Department of Financial
Services, Division of Insurance
Fraud, investigates fraud in all
types of insurance, including
health, life, auto, property and
workers' compensation. To
report information about this
case or any other possible insur-
ance fraud case, call the depart-
ment's Fraud Fighters hotline at
1-800-378-0445. A reward of up
to $25,000 is offered for informa-
tion leading to an arrest and
conviction. -I


Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American
Red Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at
any Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park
St. Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane
Katrina Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red
Cross receipt.

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Infants '1151wk. I's 'lO00wk.* 2's '90lwk.
3's '851wk. 4's '801wk. Afterschoolers '50/wk. or '15/day
Vacations '75/wk. (Lunch will be provided for an additional '5)
After Hours Babysitting Available: $5/hr. or $50/day max.
I 1 : 0 Ri per child.
17060 NW 38"6 Ave.* Okeechobee
m863-763-3462
Beth Wehde, CDA
10 yrs. Exp., Directors Credentials Lic. # F150K0009


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Pressure Treated! Great Prices!
Walpole
Feed & Supply Co.
763-6905
Hwy. 98 N. Okeechobee


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NEW MEDICARE HEALTH
PLAN NOW AVAILABLE

COST IS 0 MONTHLY
Call for more details
Berger Insurance Services
Jim Barnhart
863-763-6411
jimb@bergerinsurhnce.com



Okeechobee
Livestock Market





U.S. 98 North
(863) 763-3127





HORIZON PROPERTIES
Brian A. Hurst O .
REALTOR
561-602-6283
BHurstC21@cs.com
wiw .brianhursL,21.com
6 OFFICES- OKEECHOBEE. lupiter, Stuart,
Pt SL Lude, Hobe Sound, Palm Clt. Trquetla


We've Moved!


Bill's Shoe Repair
HwV. 441 S- 763-1187




PARTS PLACE
Used Auto a Truck Parts
220 N.E. 14th Avenue
(863) 763-2161
DELIVERY
AVAILABLE


High quality. Lower cost.
idrilu1 0 1 IJrl l" i 6 iri the .31T|, r,,gh qu-h i l ,:o""if .jit
Y.tu epe.l ai1 3 1 .Air ,..i.e 'i..u .,n .rl a Ir1 16 be rr.'
Il show you Ite new loqI ri-co:i aall r niv.i s 1- day
Call 561-301-9346 to learn more,
Laurie Green, Adcahb Medical Coverages
Serving Okeechobee, Palm Beach
and Martin Counties
A Contracted General Agency for
Sf :-:: BluCOr.,. Bluelield
S ':',; to r lnidu
HOW.CAN BLUE HELP YOU?



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BILL KEENE.
Licensed Real
Estate-
Consultant
863-634-6797
104 N.W. 7. Ave.
Coner Of SR 70 Wesa
&N.W 7th Ave.
Bobby Tucker Lie. RE Broker
Website: www.tucker-group.com


S 3077 Hwy. 70 E.
863-824-0828
(Next to Bill's Mini Martl



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INSURANCE
1114 NW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 357-3001
Auto Homeowners Mobile
Home Flood Motorcycle RV
Se Habla Espaffol


PRiTrjirJC G RUBBER STAMPS MACHIlE'"
FuRNiTuRE COMPUTER SUPPLIES
LEGAL FORMS LAMiNATING
OKEECHOBEE
OFFICE SUPPLY &
FURNITURE, INC.
114 S.W. 5TH Avenue
(863) 763-0297
800-741-3360
SHIPPING DELIVERY FAX SERVICE
SERVICE AVAILABLE (863) 763-3012


Brahman

Theatres III

For Info
Call

763-7202



K& N
Mobile Welding, .In
Serving Okeechobee &
Surrounding Areas
(863) 634-1130
(863) 467-8835
Licensed & Insured
County #1517 City #5681
Norris & Kim Newhouse, Owners


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Like a good neighbor,
State Farm is there.*
204 N.E. 3rd Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 763-5561
statefarm.com5s





100 NW PARK ST
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 357-2707
Pharmacy Phone:
(863) 357-1754
Drive Thru Pharmacy,
Open 24 Hours
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105 HWV 98 North
Okeechobee -
863-763-9983
OPEN: Wed.- Sat. 4:30 P.M. -10:00 P.M.



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0Wholesale
Delivery Available
Public Welcome
1650 Hwy. 70 E.
357-0303
OPEN ON SAT. 830A.M. 12:00KM.
WALK-INS ONLY


;- Surfin'n
.the
.^ Net
*J HIGH SPEED
INTERNET SATELLITE
INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER
"Let Us Link You To The World"
709 N. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee
(863) 763-2045
www.surfinthenet.net




CHAMPION*
Plastering & Stucco, Inc.
Since 1993
Residential New Construction
Commercial ,Additions
Interior, Exterior, Soffits,
Ceilings, TRAILER SKIRTS
License #8428 Gary Champion
& Insured 863-763-2992



qwikPACKg9ift shack
for all your packing, shipping,
mailing & gift needs
HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9:30am-9pm
Sat. 10am-2pm
3260 Hwy. 441 South
Okeechobee, FL
(863) 763-3158
Fax: (863) 763-3651
GiftShack05@aol.com

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By the Sleeve or By
the Case
Supplies:
Industrial & Agricultural
Janitorial Cleaning i Shop
Hardware Paper Products
TRI-CO SUPPLY. INC.
(863) 467-0333
2900 S.W. 3rd Terrace


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763-5959
Service Repair Remodel
"Your Personal Plumber"
| After Hours
Em g ency Service
|Available
State Reg. #RF11067148
Qualified Bus. #QB33125



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f Service
Bushog Style Mowing
Overgrown Lots Mowed
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)
Ucense #1472


OKEECHOBEE
WIvIOW& DOOR I
V Okeechobee,FL C.


L0CA TIONI

1120 NW Park Street
863-357-1990
Stacy Scruggs, Owner


AGRI-CIVIC CENTER |
2006 UPCOMING EVENTS
Florida Junior Rodeo Finals May 5'- & 6d,
Contact info.: (321).635-8232 orfljra@aol.com
Miniature Horse Club of South Florida
May 191' & 20" Aug. 18h & 191h Oct. 20"' & 21"
Club & Show Information: (561) 798-6129
Event Information Call (863) 763-1666
The Agri-Civic Center
is located at 4200 East Highway 70
3 miles east of downtown Okeechobee
Be sure to visit OKEE-TANTIE C.AMPGROUND & MARINA
Registration 863.763.2622 Information
For Additional Information, please visit our Okeechobee County Web Sites.
www.co.okeechobee.fl.us & www.okeechobee-tdc.com







12 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 22,2006


Fund helps farm workers Are you looking for a challenge?


TALLAHASSEE Represen-
tatives of the Florida Hurricane
Relief Fund announced Monday,
that 23 pallets of food have been
distributed to farm workers in
South Central Florida that were
affected by Hurricane Wilma this
past fall. These families have lit-
tle or no income until the fruit
and vegetable picking season
gets into full swing. The season
began late and some areas have
limited work due to hurricane
damaged crops. The food, 23
pallets of rice and beans, was
made possible through a grant
to the Fund from Brinker Interna-
tional, coupled with in-kind
delivery from Albertsons. The
need was verified and the dona-
tion was suggested by the Flori-
da Division of Emergency Man-
agement and FEMA's Long Term
Recovery Office in Orlando.
"These families were devas-
tated by Hurricane Wilma and
additionally have lost income
due to lost work time," said Liza
McFadden, president of nonprof-
it Volunteer Florida Foundation,
which manages the Florida Hur-
ricane Relief Fund. "We are
grateful to Brinker International
and Albertsons for helping us
provide these families with food
to eat until they can get their
income stream going again,"
The 23 pallets of food were deliv-
ered to Farmworkers Association
in Pahokee, Redlands Christian
Migrant Association in
Immokalee, Operation Hope in
Fellsmere, and Indiantown Non-
Profit Housing in Indiantown.
"We are proud to join Albert-
sons in providing relief to the
farm workers of South Florida',"
said Doug Brooks, President and
CEO for Brinker International.
"At Brinker, serving the world a
great taste of life is about more
than great food it's also about
sharing the fruits of our success
with those in need."
Albertsons is one of the
world's largest food and drug
retailers. The company's divi-
sions and subsidiaries operate
approximately 2,500 stores in 37
states across the U.S. and
employ approximately 240,000
associates. Its banners include
Albertsons, Acme, Shaw's,
Jewel-Osco,Sav-on Drugs, Osco
Drug, and Star Markets, as well
as Super Saver and Bristol Farms,
which are operated independ-


ently.
Brinker International, Inc. is
one of the world's leading casual
dining restaurant companies.
Founded in 1975 and based in
Dallas, Texas, Brinker owns or
franchises more than 1,600
restaurants in 24 countries and
employs more than 100,000.
Brinker restaurant brands
include Chili's Grill & Bar,
Romano's Macaroni Grill, On
The Border Mexican Grill & Can-
tina and Maggiano's Little Italy.
The company was named one of
FORTUNE Magazine's Most
Admired Companies in 2006 and
in 2005 was honored by the
magazine as one of the Top 50
Employers for Minorities and the
Top 50 Employers for Women.
For more information visit


www.brinker.com.
The Florida Hurricane Rellef
Fund was established by Gover-
nor Bush in 2004 to help with
hurricane recovery need not met
by government and insurance,
and has proven instrumental"
the 2005 recovery. It is fueled
entirely by private sector dona-
tions. Since its inception, the
Fund has raised more than $23
million in pledges, donations
and in-kind services to aid Flori-
da communities with long-term
recovery. It is managed by non-
profit Volunteer Florida Founda-
tion and all donations are tax
deductible. To donate securely
via the Internet, visit
www.FLAHurricaneFund.org. or
call 1-800-825-3786.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, March
17, through Thursday, March 23,
are as follows:
Theatre I -"Shaggy Dog" (PG)
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.
Theatre II "Eight Below"
(PG} 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.
Theatre III "Firewall" (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 $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs

Library hosting
computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooper-
ative is a six library cooperative
serving Highlands, Hardee, DeSo-
to and Okeechobee counties. The
Heartland Library Cooperative
will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes
throughout the six libraries in the
four-county area. A technology
information trainer will take a
mobile computer lab to each
location four times per month to
teach computer classes. The
classes will teach basic computer
skills such as how to start up and
use a computer, how to log-on to
the Internet and how to commu-
nicate via e-mail with friends and
relatives. The more advanced
computer class will teach how to
keep the computer clean and
how to send pictures. You may
also contact your local libraries
for these same classes. In Okee-
chobee, call (863) 763-3536 or
contact Gabriell Turner, informa-
tion tech trainer, at
gabi@myhlc.org.


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dren up to 21 years of age %who
may need special education serv-
ices. The primary focus is on 3-
and 4-year-old children not vet in
a school selling Child Find pro-
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and language, development,
vision, and hearing. For informa-
tion, contact Debbie Wagner at
(800) 358-8525.


Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice services
to Okeechobee area residents.
Permanent and part-time volun-
teers provide direct patient sup-
port services such as companion-
ship, telephone contacts, letter
reading, main caregiver relief and
other non-medical assistance.
They also assist Hospice in fund
raising, clerical and office sup-
port. Age is not a barrier. For infor-
mation, visit Hospice of Okee-
chobee at 411 S.E. Fourth St.,
Okeechobee, or call (863) 467-
2321.

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from
6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. A
vessel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call (863) 467-3085
to arrange a boat check.

Club will
care for ferrets
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and Rescue will take in unwant-
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Has immediate openings avail.
LABORERS & EXPERIENCED
ASPHALT CREW.
Contact Eric @954-931-0125
Sa iWhere frt
The classllled ads


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DRIVER/THROWER
Full-Time, Clean CDL
Class B License
Call 772-597-3755
or 772-220-9939
Indiantown Sanitation




EXPERIENCED COOKS
$9.50 per hour.
DISHWASHERS
HOSTESS
SERVERS AM & PM
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
Experienced Rubber
Tire Backhoe Operator
(863)902-7070
Ask for John
Full Time Concrete Leader,
Driver License Required,
$75,000 + income per year.
Call (863)763-6376


LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips
LUMBER
W&W Lumber Co. is
growing & we have several
openings avail. We are
looking for team players for
the following positions.
-YARD HELP Unloading
trucks, forklift exp. needed,
putting up stock.
*TRUCK DRIVER DOT
Certified, Class B, clean
driving record.
Sick pay, Health Ins., 401K,
Vac. Pay & Holiday Pay.
Call 772-260-5112 leave
message if no answer.
Drug Free Workplace.
Indiantown & Jensen
Beach Location
MEDICAL OFFICE
Help needed, Please mail
Resume to: 304 NE 19th Dr,
Okeechobee FL 34972


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NOWHIRING
QUALIFIED DRIVERS
For Florida Local positions.
Flatbed, Live Bottom and
Lowboy Equipment.
Truck mounted forklift
exp. a plus. Need 2 years
experience. Call Earth-
wise Mulch Inc.
(863)763-0075 or E-mail
anny(earthwisemul-
chinc.com
Office Position, Self Starter,
Full Time, Computer Skills,
Willing to Learn.
(863)763-6376
PIPE-FUSION
WELDING TECHNICIAN
Experienced with HDPE. Es-
tablished company offering
excellent pay and benefits
Reply to Box 1540,c/o Okee-
chobee News RO. Box 639,
Okeechobee, FL 34974
POSTAL JOBS
$16.46 $22.97/hr, Now Hir-
ing. For application & free
government job info., call
American Assoc. of Labor
1-913-599-8226, 24hr.
emp. serv.


I Okeechobee






The Okeechobee News is seeking an Ad
Services Team Member. This is a part time
position that could lead to full time
employment.
The right applicant will:
Have advanced PC computer skills
Have good people skills
Be a team player *
Be organized
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle deadlines
Have previous sales experience with a
proven track record
Desire to be successful
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Knowledge in:
K Photoshop
Quark or Pagemaker
Adobe Acrobat
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay based on experience
SGenerous time off program
The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer












WANTED
Newspaper Carriers
Contractor Information
Sheets Available At:

Okeechobee News
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Executive Assistant
Must have proficient computer skills; A variety of
administrative and accounting duties including A/R,
A/R bank reconciliation, commercial property man-
agement, sales tax reporting, and purchasing. Must
have strong communication skills, needs to be well
organized, able to multi-task and detail oriented.
Submit resume to 863-763-7874
orjford@walpoleinc.com


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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 Life Insurance
-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


Glades Electric Cooperative, Inc.
~ Moore Haven ~
System Operator
Glades Electric Cooperative is seeking applicants for the
position of System Operator. This is a position requiring the
constant exercise of discretion and independent judgment with
respect to load management, outage management, switching
orders, clearances, and power quality including the
assignment and direction of employees in safe and efficient
operating procedures in their responsibility. The applicant .
must be able to work shifts and extended outages. We offer
an excellent salary commensurale with e.'perierice and an
outstanding benrelil package
Employee Applications may be obtained at any GEC Office.
Resumes may be e-mailed to ybradley@gladesec.com
or faxed to (863)946-3028.
GEC is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer "
and a Drug Free Workplace.



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


Superior Water Works, Inc. is looking for a
SERVICEMAN AND AN INVENTORY PERSON
Full Time, Excellent Benefits and
Compensation Package.
This is a great opportunity to begin
or continue your professional career.
Apply in person at
Superior Water Works, Inc.,
917 S.W. Park St., Okeechobee FL.


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

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


Empoyen
Full Tim


Emplymen
Full Tim


Empoyen
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Construction Office ABNEY&
Manager Needed 1ABNEY
1 CONSTRUCTION, C.
Full time, self-motivated professional wanted to oversee
day-to-day construction office activities. Competitive pay
and benefits with opportunity for long-term success.
Responsibilities: General office duties, book & record
keeping, bidding process assistance, permit application
management and contract administration. Requirements:
Basic construction knowledge and Microsoft Office Suite
experience required. Familiarity with QuickBooks account-.
ing software a plus. Send resumes to PO Box 700,
Okeechobee, FL 34973, fax to 863-763-6795 or drop off
at 805 SW 15th St., Okeechobee, FL 34974.

CGCA03425 Equal Opportunity Employer CBC058152


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'^ KINDERGARTEN-
TEACHER
(Brighton Reservation)

BA in Early Childhood Education. FL
Teachers Cert. for Kindergarten. Min.
5 years Kindergarten teaching
experience in public school setting.
Knowledge of Kindergarten curriculum.
Valid FL Driver's License. Fax resume
& salary to: (954)967-3477


PRODUCTION WORKER
Assembly & shipping.
Mon-Fri 8:30aril-5pm,
CEECO 357-0798.,

SALES CONSULTANT
Area's Fastest Growing
*RV Dealership
Great American RV's is in
search of individuals
interested in selling RV's.
Experience with RVs
or in sales helpful, but
not necessary. Will Train
the right candidate. 6 day
work week, Mon thru Sat.
9-5, Sun. 12-4 with
week day off. Commis-
sioned sales with Benefits.
Apply in person:
4300 Hwy 441 South
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Located beside
The KOA Campground


SHOP HELP
Individual needed for
busy service department.
Experience w/fiberglass and
metal. Paint and body repair
required. Other service and
carpentry related experience
a plus. Salary commiserate
with experience. On-Call or
full time position available.
Apply in person:
Great American RV
4300 Hwy 441 South
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Located beside
The KOA Campground


Gilbert
SNAPPER
OLF CARS
has a Full-Time
position open for a
Small Engine Nechanic.
Must have own tools.
Benefits: 401K &
Insurance.
Apply in person,
NO PHONE CALLS,
315 S. Parrott Ave.,
Okeechobee.
EOE
TAMPA FARMS NOW HIRING
Class A CDL Drivers
19200 S.W. Warfield Blvd.
Indiantown
(772)597-2000


Tow Truck Driver needed at
John's Towing Service w/CDL
license call 763-7976 or Apply
in person at 705 NE 2nd Ave.
WELDER/FABRICATOR
NEEDED
Apply in Person
Monday Ihru Friday
9am rto 3pm
Adron Fence Co.
2726 N.W 4th St.
Okeechobee, FL
Benefits Available


Apply in person only.
No phone calls please.
2570 NW 16th Blvd.,
Okeechobee Industrial Park.
Drug free work place. EOE.



RECEPTIONIST/
MEDICAL ASSISTANT
Needed in a busy Cardiology
office. Some medical knowl-
edge and experience pre-
ferred, but will train on job.
Excellent benefit plan of-
fered. Fax resume to
863)467-8708 or call
863)467-9400.

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NEWSPAPER...
leadsyou
to th
W produds


Registered Nurses
Liberty Behavioral Health is
seeking full-time RNs to pro-
vide services at our rapidly
expanding sexual offender
treatment program for adult
males locate in DeSolo
County. Flexible schedule,
8-hour shifts, slower-paced
than hospital environment,
competitive compensation,
$5,000 sign-on/retention bo-
nus, plus full benefits! Previ-
ous experience: in a
psycniairic or correctional
setting preferred. For imme-
diate consideration, please
call Kathy King at
800-331-7122/days or
610-389-2630/evenings &
weekends, fax resume to
610-668-7689 or e-mail
kalhyk@libertyheallh.com
EOE

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/ori
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the class-
fleds and make your.
clean un a breeze


OFFICE HELP NEEDED
Saturday's & Sunday's.
Computer experience a must.
Call Barbara 863-763-4114


MOTHER OF TWO: Will Baby-
sit in your home. Honest & Re-
liable. Light housekeeping also
available. (863)357-3567


AMERICA'S DRIVING ACADE-
MY Start your driving career
Offering courses in CDL A &
B. One tuition feel Many pay-
ment options! No registration
fee! (888)808-5947 In-
fo@americasdrivingacade-
my.com.
Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI-
FIED DRIVERS for Central
Forida Local & National OTR
positions. Food grade tanker,
no hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950.
Drivers CDL A. Special Or-
ientation Pay for Experienced
Drivers! Home Weekends!
Great Pay & Benefits! Paid
Training for School Grads!
Cypress Truck Lines, Inc.
www.cypresstruck.com
(888)808-5846.
Drivers CDL A. True Lease to
own program. Low pay-
ments/short term lease. Avg.
$1.11/mile plus fuel sur-
charge. No hazmat. No
forced dispatch. FFE Trans-
portation (888)864-0012.
"NOW HIRING 2006" AVER-
AGE POSTAL EMPLOYEE
EARNS $57,000/YR Mini-
mum Starting Pay $18.00/hr.
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Needed (800)584-1775 Ref
#P4901.


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#1 Corporate/Sports Apparel
Franchise Full Training and
Support..No Exp. Needed. Fi-
nancing avail Call
(800)727-6720. www.Erim-
Droid Me.com
ACCT REP/LOCAL REP Earn
Executive Level Income, PiT
or F/T 113.000 investment
includes 30 Accounts, Inven-
tory. Territory. Training.
Proven Product, 16 Year Old
Co. (888)456-0261
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn 800/day9 30 Ma-
chines. Free Candy All for
$9,995. 1888)529-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold'
Need Sales Managers to work
work with Cnristian Based
company. Earn
$2,000-$5000 part lime or
more full time, work at
home. 863l 763-8078 or toll
free 877-505-5351

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.
II 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 loll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

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WE BUY HOUSES Sell yours
quick and easy. Fast Cash,
ast Closing, Any Situation
OK. www.buymyman-
sion.com, (877)239-9761.
WE BUY MORTGAGES. Are
you collecting payments on
a mortgage? Why wait years
for payments? Call
(800)282-1251.

Services

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EARN DEGREE online from
home: -*Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers
*Criminal Justice. Job Place-
mernt Computer provided. Fi-
nancial aid if qualify.
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ALUMINUM DIVISION OF
O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
(863)634-2044



Is Stress Ruining Your Rela-
tionships? Buy and Read
DIANET CS by L. Ron Hub-
bard Call (813)872-0722 or
send $8.0 Oto Dianetics,
3102 N. Habana Ave., Tam-
pa FL 33607. 1


HUNT ELK, Red Stag, White-
tail, Butialo, Wild Boar. Our
Season: now-3/31/06. Guar-
anteed license, $5.00.- tro-
phy in two days. No-
Game/No-Pay policy. Days
(314)209-9800; evenings
(314)293-0610.


ARRESTED? All Criminal De-
fense Felonies...Misdemean-
ors, Siate or Federal
Charges. Parole Probalion
DUl...Trafic Tickets, Bond
Reduction. PRIVATE ATTOR-
NEYS STATEWIDE 24
HOURS A-A-A ATTORNEY
REFERRAL SERVICE
(800)733-5342.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees. Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.


PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott's Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553


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


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The Okeechobee News has immediate
opportunities for New Independent
Delivery Agents who want to provide
excellent service to our readers.

Opportunities Now Open in these Areas:









SO CALL TODAY!










Okeechobee Must have a dependable
car and provide excellent
No- N r service to our customers
L ews 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


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


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Foundation piecing is a quilt-making technique that
allows the quilter to create magnificent quilts with
exceptional accuracy and ease. You can learn this
satisfying and time-saving technique with the help of
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instructions, tips and techniques and more. Six com-
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(No. AN4175)... $9.95
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clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
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Money Back Guarantee


JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734

Merchandise


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware. Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 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 CONDITION / HEATING
Window/Wall. 23K BTU cool-
ing/23K BTU Heat. Pd $900
Now $350 (863)467-1110
AIR CONDITIONER- '05 York
3.5'ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659.


ANTIQUES FOR SALE: Stove-
Blue, Ice Box, Dry Sink, Tele-
phone, Hoosier Cabinet, Butter
hurn, Ice Cream Maker &
other small items. $4500. for
all, will sep. (239)872-8504
BARBER CHAIR,, Antique, Mfg.
by Emil J. Padair Co. Pat #
1594408-1594409..Good
cond. $1000 (863)763-5881
CLOCKS, Antique (3) $750 for
all, will sep. (863)763-5870


I Top Soil


Employment
Part Time








Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 22,2006


FIREPLACE MANTEL- Oak
w/surround. Painted Unique
Excellent condition. $300.
(863)763-4982
Wood Burning Cook Stove,
antique, exc. cond., $300.
(863)675-4858


CHEST FREEZER Frigidaire,
brand new, paid $350 selling
$150* must move
(863)946-0642
REFRIGERATOR, Frigidaire,
like new, 25 cu ft., ice, wa-
ter & filter, $350.
4 (863)467-6009
WASHER & DRYER, $125.
(863)357-7075
WASHER Frigidaire, Super
Capacity 16 cycles, Heavy
duty $50 (863)697-2173


BICYCLE, Fold Up. $30
(863)763-5870



BUILDING SALE! "Go Di-
rect/Save!" 20x26 Now
$5100. 25x30 $6800. 30x40
$10,600. 40x60 $16,600.
Extensive range of sizes and
models. Extensive range of
sizes and models. Doors/ac-
cessories optional. Pioneer
(800)668-5422.



CABINET DOORS, Oak w/han-
dies & hinges. 1 pair 24"x20"
& 5 pair 32"x20". $60 for all,
will sep. (863)763-1997
LUMBER: 14 Treated 2x6x10
Ft. $70 for all, will sep.
(772)201-8932 OKEECHOBEE
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in-stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
SCREEN ROOM MATERIALS:
Walls, Roof Panels & Doors.
$1000. (772)201-8932 OKEE-
CHOBEE
SHED WALLS, assembled,
incl. set of double doors,
$500. (772)20.1-8932
SHELVES 5/4 solid oak, Rout-
ed edges. Finished. Steel
arms Worth $2000. Now
$500 (863)674-0429

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Professioad
Instalation of Si-m
ShutReis&en.ss
.. .ae-c, -uts..,:.
Licensed & Insured
863.763 5650
863.634.7145
107 SW 2n,Street
Okeechobe .
.License.#765 ,At


GOWNS (3) Formal, From Da-
vid's Bridal. New, never
worn. All size 20. $300 for
all, will sep. (863)697-2813
Natl. Pagent Dress 5/6 Beauti-
ful custom-made by Nancy
Landers $450
(863)467-2952


CAIRN FIGURINES- 44, All re-
tired, W/certificate. Includes
the Judge & Santa's.
$100-$5000, 863-763-4576
PRECIOUS MOMENTS- (10) 1
Signed. Asking $150 for all
or will sell separate
(863)357-1560



ALL IN ONE PRINTER- Print
Trio/Photo, Lexmark P3150,
4 photo,card slots, new car-
tridges $75 (863)357-1082
COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots of programs
& games. $175.
(863)843-0158
Laptop Computer, Windows
XP, iMicrosoft Office, Modem
& DSL card. Complete, just
$325(863)843-0158
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-0257


COFFEE TABLES (3) 1
round, black. 1 glass top. 1
w/2 end tables. $150 for all,
will separate. (863)467-1325
COUCH- Earth, Multi color, 7',
Primarily blue, Over stuffed,
3 cushion. Less than 2yrs
old $125 neg 863-634-3866
DINETTE SET, wood, with for-
mica top & 4 captain's
chairs, green, $125.
(863)467-2557
DRESSER, w/ Ig. mirror, light
brown, 3 smin. drawers & 4
Ig. drawers, w/nightstand,
$150. (863)763-8562

READING A NEWSPAPER
HELPS YOU GET
INVOLVED IN THE


- COMMUNE~


DRESSERS- 2, Sm Entertain-
ment ctr, Coffee table, Arm
chair. $150. neg.
(863)634-3866
OFFICE DESK- Modern &
Oak 2 drawer Filing Cabinet
$100. Will separate
(863)763-4658
RECLINER LOVESEAT- Like
new, Leather, Pastel green,
Pd $1500 Asking $500.
(863)357-2233 Okee.
RECLINER- olive green, like
new, asking $125 or best of-
fer (863)824-0739
SOFA- 76" Long, New, Firm
support. Light blue, beige,
white & grey striped. $250. or
best offer. (863)467-0670
SOFA & CHAISE LOUNGE-
Lge, modern, full back cush-
ions, pale green/beige, 2yrs
old $500 (863)467-2435
Sofa & Loveseat, rattan, w/
matching end & coffee this.,
beige chintz w/dk. blue ac-
cent, $500.772-597-2003
SOFA, nice, You Move. $100.
(863)763-3982
SOFA SLEEPER, Flex Steel,
queen size, multi color fab-
ric, $100. (863)467-0487
TABLE & 4 CHAIRS- maple,
good condition, $50
(863)763-8146
TABLE- Round, Solid wood,
w/leaf. 4 Matching Captains
chairs on wheels. Cream,
$100. (863)634-3866
Twin Craftmatic Beds, (2), or
put together to make 1 queen
size, body massage, $500.
(863)467-8580



GOLF CLUBS- complete,
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag, putter, $135.
(863)946-3123


HAWKINS- .50 Caliber. Cap
block muzzle loader. Beautiful
wood stock & recoil pad Exc
cond $185. 863-467-8578
ROTTWELL MODEL 650 TRAP.
made in Belgium, never im-
ported, brought over. 12ga,
30" f/m, $1500
(937)215-0307
SHOTGUN, 12 gauge pump,
w/slug barrel, Westernfield,
$250 or trade for pistol.
(772)461-8822 .
SHOTGUN, New.England fire-
arms 20 gauge trreakojpei
eposed riammer,. $101)
.,772)4. 61-882299.



HEALTH FOOD
NATURES PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243



IR CONDITION / HEATING
Window/Wall. 23K BTU cool-
ing/23K BTU Heat. Pd $900
Now $350 (863)467-1110


FLOOR LAMP- With maicnrin
glass top coffee tile J.125
(863)357-6315



PATIO SET- in good cond.
blue. and white $50
(863)763-8146


ACTION SCOOTER, 3 Wheeler
Heavy Duty. Excellent condi-
tion. $650. or best offer
(863)675-2596
LIFT CHAIR- Like new condi-
tion. Also reclines $425. or
best offer (863)467-4328.
WHEEL CHAIR, Motorized w/2
heavy duty batteries. Good
second. $550. (863)675-0104


AIR BRUSH VAC- Taasche
Good condition. $15.
(8631675-2596
Blinds, white, vinyl, rollup,
1) 58"wx72"l,
1) 64"wx72"l, (1)72"wx72"1,
15 sell sep. (863)763-1997
DISPLAY CASES, (5)
(863)763-5553 .
Fixed Wing Ultra Light Air-
Plane, partly finished, $1800
or best offer. (906)281-2127
MOVING SALE!!!
Household items & Garage
Items. Includes tools, furniture
and morel (772)201-8932
RIVER SLOT MACHINE w/ 200
coins $225 or best offer
863)824-46799 or

WELDER TRAILER, single ax-
le, capable of holding gas
powered welder, $150 or
best offer. (954)520-6707



MUSIC EQUIPMENT- to much
to list, Everything needed for
concert and home recording
Call (863)697-3345


ADBA REG RED NOSE PIT
-BULL PUPS- $350 each,
Please call (863)634-0119
BABY COCKATIELS, hand
raised, $100 will sell separ-
ately. (863)763-2738
BIRDS- Aviary for small birds,
8x10, movable, 50 or more
birds, $1000 cash
(863)675-3032
LOP EARED BUCK RABBIT-
$5 (863)675-4981 LaBelle
area
PEKINGESE PUPS- all shots,
CKC, beautiful, all colors/sizes,
$300-400 will deliver.
(863)983-5597
POT BELLY PIG BABY- pure-
bred, $25 (863)675-4981
LaBelle area


YEARLING BEEFMASTER
BULL- $800
(863)675-0218 La Belle



POOL CLEANER: Great White
Shark. $100 (863)983-7205


HEDDON FISHING LURE- Old-
er, Vintage, Good shape.
$25. (8.63)946-3123



FISHER STEREO SYSTEM-
With 2-4' speakers. $200.
(863)357-6315



PROJECTION TV 48" great
cond. $500 or best offer
(863)763-3327


AIR COMPRESSOR- 11hp
Honda, 250 gal. Good condi-
tion. $500. (772)342-7304
AIR COMPRESSOR- 3 phase
power, 10 hp Westinghouse,
175 psi, $1000
(863)528-3332
AIR COMPRESSOR, '80 Inger-
soll-Rand, gas, w/elec. start,
11hp, 30 gal., 14.9 lb per sq.
ft., $550. (561)718-8580
COLEMAN POWERMATE
GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1 week, $500
(863)692-2229
CUT OFF SAW- Black & Deck-
er, 9", Extra 9" blades, Excel-
lent condition $75. Or best
offer. 410-228-7137
EXTENSION LADDER, 18' fi-
berglass, new, $90 cash
(863)675-4970 leave mes-
sage
GENERATOR-'05, 15KW, 100
amp transfer switch 4 yr ex-
tended warr. Never used
$3600. (863)634-2342
GENERATOR- 25 KW self con-
fained/Propane. Excellent
condition. $2500.
(772)342-7304
,GENERATOR, Briggs & Strat-
ton. Like new. $400.
(863)763-4248
LATHE 36" w/Duplicator. $200
(863)467-6797,
MECHANICS CREEPER- plas-
tic, exc cond., half price, $17
,cjsh (863)679-4970 leave

PRESSURE WASHER, used,
works, $75. 931-337-1053
(cell)Iv i g. q


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"10 1863bj4 6-0171


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ADULT DVD'S- (12) new for
$100 firm. No call after 8pmr



_PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER&
UIjWAIJTEO JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'r PAWVI
119 W Pjr
Cali 3-163- A.5 ".:
Trailer for 18' to 20' Pontoon
Boil (863)763-8872
WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L.'Roberts, A. Hair,
R A Mc (.lerilori, S lJ uri.
BIG S i 772if62-556;
Wanted Hay Bailer, used.
k63)- t,,-293 ,
Wanted to Buy: Morgan Silver
Dollars and Old LIS Coins.
Single coins, accumulations,
entire collections. Littleton.
Coin Company Since 1945.
Call (800)581-2646, e-mail-
coinbuy@littletoncoin.com.
Mention code B8K920.

Agriculture I



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



CHEROKEE, 13 yr. reg. Spot-
ted Saddle horse. Nicely gait-
ed. Exp. rider. Needs good
home. $1500. (863)467-4049
HORSE TRAILER- Good condi-


tion. $1500. Firm
(239)694-5611



CHARBROIL TRADITIONAL
GAS GRILL, like new, $80.
(863)634-3202
LAWN CART: 3x4, Good con-
dition. $200. (863)357-5754
Murray lawn Mower, 4.5 hp,
22", Irg whis, Black & Decker
leaf blower & Crftsmn edger
$200 neg. (863)763-7613
Murry 2 Tiller, Briggs & Strat-
ton 3hp, $60 or best offer.
(863)634-3202
PICNIC TABLE w/Canopy.
$175 (863)697-8731
RIDING MOWER- Murray, 42"
cut, hydrostatic transmission
$600 (863)763-8548


RIDING MOWER for parts,
42", for parts only! motor,
tires, battery good, deck shot
$20 (931)337-1053 or
(863)3571236


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CALVES all kinds, healthy,
shots, wormed, will deliver,
$200 & up. Cows avail.
$350 & up. (863)235-0829.
HENS (9) White, Laying & (1)
Rooster. PIGMY GOATS also
available. (863)763-3923 Call
after 5pm.
LIVESTOCK TANK, Poly,
Round, Blue, 8'x2'. Good
C :nd itori. $175
(863)467-2982'


SADDLE, 15" Western rough-
out, semi-QH, 8 mo. old w/
new 34" Weaver Smart Cinch/
stirrups $200 772-263-1178


Rentals I



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



BASSINGER- lbr apt.,
$375mo,. 4- Sec Dep.
(772)216-7123
Remodeled, 2BR/1.5BA, 2
story, Oak Lake Apts., $800,
1st, last,.$600 sec. dep., no
pl' i863i634- j.3 .


Office Building, rpplo. 1200
S:. n 3iil. 1w C.311 Jua'v
'I 36 .,-' '


HALF HOUSE-,3031 SE 39th,
Treasure Island; Okee.
$800/mo w'.ec + util:.No-
pets. Call 863-697.99,-4
Seminole Cove, 2br, 2ba,
55+ Community. For Rent
$800 mo. or For Sale $87,000.'
neg. (863)357-2602
TAYLOR CREEK, 3 Bdrm., 2
Ba. w/lake access. Furnished
or Unfurnished. Available
again! Lori@ (561)723-3476


Platts Bluff, 3 acres for rent or
lease, for cattle or horses,
field must be mowed & re-
pair fence. $1,000 mo.
186Oi31lat 66



RENT-A-SPACE
Available Early Spring
If Interested, Call Judy
(863)467-0831


OKEECHOBEE, Male preferred.
Private Room & Bath Full privi-
leges, W/D, A/C, Cable, $75
wk $100 dep 863-467-0407

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Surrounded by state forest.
Excellent financing! Call
(800)704-3154, x 722 TN
Land Partners, LLC.
GOLF LOT SALE! Blue Ridge
Mountains! Near Asheville,
NC. Beautifully wooded
homesites on 18-hole Dye
designed golf course. Unbe-
lievable incentives. Call toll-
free (866)334-3253 X 1047
cherokeevalleysc.com.
Lakefront and Lakeview Prop-
erties Nestled in the hills of
Tennessee on the shores of
pristine Norris Lake. Call
Lakeside Realty at
(423)626-5820 Or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
Large Mtn. Land Bargains,
High Elevation. Adjoins Pris-
tine State Forest, 20+ AC to
350 AC. Sweeping Mtn.
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iLawn & Garde


I Land Sale


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspeotion1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




Laundry Mat
Est. 25 yrs., 32.washers/
33 dryers, Located next
to Publix $250,000.
(863)634-2158
or (863)634-3312.


CBS, 3 BR, 1 BA, w/Pool
Newly Remodeled. Too many
extra's to list. Must see inside.
$182,000. (863)697-8654
J & S ESTATES- 2BR/2BA,
frame house w/pool, com-
pletely updated, new applianc-
es. Ready nowl Lowered to
$155,000 Broker protected.
S772)597-6158 or
954)801-6158
LAZY 7, CBS 3br,S 3br, 2ba w/of-
* fice, lyr old, 1 acre, Ceramic
tile. Price reduced $265,000.
863-634-6706 or634-6545
Nice DW, E. of Okee, 3 BR, 2
Ba., all apple's, shed, Fenced
yard New well. Lg. carport.
$139,900. 772-201-8932 -
NW OKEE., Needs some re-
pairs. Additional lot at which
another house can be built.
Great Investment! Only
$260,000. Must See to Ap-
preciate (863)675-8603 or
*673-3925. Day or night ask
for Dwight.
OKEECHOBEE- Treasure Is-
land, Single wide Trir, new
Fla Rm & carport AC/Heat,
Furnished, $7.4,900
.(618)616-7431
Palm Village Ranch, 3/2,
55+, Royal Wall const., car-
Sort, storage shed, $270k.
61-236-0293.
SW Section New 3 BR, 2 Ba,
on large lot. Circular driveway.
2 car garage. All appliances &
new carpet. (863)467-5509


FOR SALE: -42 jCro, 'j.12,000
perlijre 1.w ronI irom nwy.
70. Appi:o. 26 ,c1 ciF-R' .
.i~ai: dry.1,7-2)215-406
LAKE OKEECHOBEE- 320ac
w/5000sqft+/-, SR78
Hwy frontage. Across from
full service madna & retail
center. Residential & Com-
mercial Future Land Use
Designation. Great invest-
ment potential at $9 million
Drew Drake & Co. RE Broker
(239)433-0433
drewdrake.com
LOOKING TO OWN LAND? In-
vest in rural acreage
throughout Amedrica; coastal,
mountain, waterfront proper-a
ties. 20 to 200 acres. FREE,
monthly Special Land Re-
ports: vww.land-want-




ASHEVILLE, NC AREA
ACREAGE Private, gated
mountain community with,
over 4 miles of riverfront. 1
to 8+ acres from the $60s.
Incredible views! Custom
community lodge with
mountain spas, riverwalk.
Call (866)292-5762. Bear
SRiver Lodge.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. WINTER SEASON IS
HERE! MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MIOUNTAInS OF WESTERN
'1C MOUNTAINS Homes,
Cabins, Acreage & Invest-
ments. Cherokee Mountain
Realty GMAC Real Estate,
Murphy www.cherokee-
mountainrealty.com Call for
Free Brochure
(800)8415.-868.
COASTAL NC WATERFRONT!
1.5 Acres- $99,900. Beauti-
fully wooded, great views,
-pristine shoreline, deep
beatable water! Enjoy access
to ICW, Sound Atlantic.
Paved road, underground
utilities. Excellent financing.
Call now (800)732-6601 x
1510.
FINAL CLOSEOUT- Lake Bar-
gains! April.8/9. Water ac-
cess from $34,900 with
FREE Boat Slips. PAY NO
CLOSING COSTS! Huge
$5,000 savings on beautiful-
ly wooded parcels at 34,000
acre lake Tennessee. Enjoy
unlimited water recreation.


HOME FOR
SALE
2/2 Split Floor
Plan
Screened Patio
Carport & Shed.
Low Lot Rent
863-467-4555

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A secluded; private '
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Offered in combinable 40-60ac Tracts for discerning
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MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD
WINTERS Affordable Homes
& Mountain Cabins Land
CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE
77 837-2288 EXIT REAL-
TY MOUNTAIN VIEW PROP-
E R T' I E S
www.exitmurphy.com.
NC MOUNTAINS 10.51 acres
on mountain top in gated
community, view, trees, wa-
terfall & large public lake
nearby, paved private ac-
cess, $119,500 owner
(8 66) 789-8535
www.NC77.com.
Near Baxley, GA. 6,200 sqft
cypress house/lodge on 95
acres with 3 acre pond. Ex-
cellent, location, beautiful
home. Hunting & Fishing
Paradise. $650,000.
(912)632-8916.
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Views & Streams,
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.
North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counis. 90"a financing. Call
(800)709-5253.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUN-
TAIN/LAKE LOTS. Deep wa-
ter dockable lots from
$134,900. New Properties
Now Available! NCIake-
front.com Realty
(800)659-6017 or
(828)228-6199
www.nclakefront.com.
TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN
ACREAGE Gated mountain
community bordering a large
Idke Spectacul r views
Commuriy aci]i ramp, pri-
vate boat slips. Between,
Chattanooga & Knoxville.
Call today '(866)292-5769.
Gates of the River.
TN WATERFRONT MOUNTAIN
PROPERTY Scenic home-
sites surrounding Lake Bark-
ley. 1 to 6 acre view sites &
5 to 40 acre privacy sites
from the 40's. 90 min to
Nashville. Grand opening of
Phase II on now! Call
(866)339-4966.
WATERFRONT BARGAINS!
Lake Access from
$202/month!* Direct Lake-
front starting at $99,900!
ONE DAY ONLY LAND SALE!
SATURDAY, MARCH 25,
2006 Just 20 minutes from
Augusta, GA Excellent fi-
nancing available Call today
for an early appointment!
(888)LAKE-SALE x 1030
*Based on purchase price of
$39,900 w/10% down, fixed
rate of 6.75% for 5 yrs,
15-year term w/balloon pay-
ment due at the end of 5 yrs.
Terms and rates subject to
change without notice. Void
where prohibited by law.
Western New Mexico Private
62 Acre Ranch $110,990
Mt. views, trees, rolling hills,
pastureland, borders BLM.
1930's stone homestead
with 2 barns. Horseback rid-
ing, hiking, hunting. Perfect
family ranch, electricity.
100% financing. NALC.
(866)365-2825.



Motivated Investor wants to
Liquidate 2 Units in Jade
Beach, Sunny Isle, FL. 38th
Floor Unit "E" and 28th Floor
Unit "C". e-mail:
RMW@ROCKLANDFINAN-
CIAL.COM Call Robert
(818)224-4555.



DESTIN, FLORIDA. Directly on
the Water, NEW Boutique
Hotel. Harbor Beach, Pool.
Steps to Finest Restaurants.
Minutes to Gulf, Golf, Shop-
ping. Introductory Rate.
www.innondestinharbor.com
(800)874-0470.
Rim Canal, two, 100x265 +/-
lots, 1) has rentals or build
executive home, $165,000,
2) 3/2 DW MH storage build-
ing, dock, $225,000.
813-426-5152. Broker Par-
ticipation Welcome.

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HIDDEN ACRE ESTATES,
Fishermen's Paradise. 2br,
lba, park model, Fully furn.
$600 mo. (863)763-1727


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Larkee Lake, 2BR,2BA, $700
mo., 1st & sec., no pets, ref-
erences. (863)467-6688
OKEECHOBEE- Beautiful
Waterfront, Adult Community,
2/1.5, fully furn., exc cond.,
$850/mo. Avail April 1st
(561)202-7702 or
skknoebel@yahoo.com
OKEECHOBEE- nice 2br, lba,
$600/mo, 1st, last, sec dep.,
No Pets, (863)763-6232.
WATERFRONT M/H: 3/2,
$1100 mo + 1st, last &
$600 sec. dep. 2547 SE
32nd St. (863)634-3312



BEAUTIFUL 50X12 MH-
30x10 FIa Rm, fully turn, deck,
patio, beautiful gardens, Must
See! 157 Meadowlark RV
Park, Ortona, $12,000 or best
offer
FT. PIERCE, '04, 26'x48', Fleet
wood 3br, 2ba, 38' new style
carport, Ig shed, screened
porch 772-429-0033
HENDRY COUNTY- 1995
Palm, Harbor Masterpiece,
28x52, 3/2, open floor plan,
Zone 3 wind storm,16x16
deck, appliance, exc cond,
orig owner, buyer pays mov-
ing. $32,900 (863)675-1490
or (239)728-2484
MOBILE HOME, '75, 12x50,
Handyman Special in River
Bend MHPneed approved by
park 50+ $500.
(863)763-4782
OKEECHOBEE WATERFRONT
2/2, On Taylor Creek, Lake
Okee access, seawall &
dock, exc cond., $135,000
(561)202-7702 or email t
skknoebel@yahoo.com
PLANTATION MANOR- Ft.
, Pierce, Barrington MH '79,
must be moved,,2br,2ba,.as-
is $15,500 (772)466-1836

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



14' BOAT- unsinkable, fiber-
glass, fish finder, trir, used
twice, Call for information
(863)675-2941
BAYLINER- '77, Outboard; 16',
Runs good. $2500. or best
offer.(863)634-7108
JON BOAT, 12', with trailer,
$500 firm. (863)467-0436
PONTOON BOAT, 20' LOWES;
40 hp Honda, 4 stroke, like
new w/trailer, awnings & ex-
tra's. $5800. (863)467-6696
PONTOON BOAT- 26', 50HP
Evinrude, needs work, good
project, $1400 neg
(863)467-5725 for more info
PONTOON BOAT '89, 27', Fi-
berglass, 100 hp O/B Mariner.
Wrap around seating w/cov-
ers. $2500.863-357-6901
.RANGER BASS BOAT- 16'6",
115hp Mariner engine. Low
hrs, very clean. $8200.
(561)662-4504
RENKIN, 19', w/85hp John-
son, troll. mtr., nice trir, wa-
ter test, runs strong, $1800.
(937)336-2855
SEA CRAFT, 12 Ft., Deep V
Bottom & big trolling motor.
w/trailer. Trailer needs work.
$1250. 863-824-0899
TIDECRAFT PRO BASS BOAT,
on trailer, runs great, $2500
or best offer. (561)281-5429
VOLVO PINTA ENGINE &
OUTDRIVE, $450.
(863)674-1695
WIND SURFER Mistral Pandira
Professional Board, German
made. Excellent. condition. Sell
for $100. 513-260-6410


CHEVY HERIT MOTORHOME-
'84, Runs great. Needs some
work on the inside. $2500.
Or best offer
(863)634-7108
SLIDE IN CAMPER- 8ft, self
contained, air, for 1/2 ton
truck $700 (863)357-1052


JAYCO 1991 211/2 Ft., Eagle
5th wheel. Everything works.
5th wheel or Goose neck hitch
incl. $5500 (863)467-6696
RV- '1991, 35', with 30'x10'
screen porch. $5500 Call
(863)763-9135 for more in-
formation.
RV SHELTER: 12 Ft. x 24Ft. x
'13Ft. H. Like new. Commercial
15 yr. top. Easy to move. No
permit. $1000 863-467-6696



FISHING TROLLING MOTORS
(2) w/all controls, 12 & 24
volt, new never used, $450
(561)622-0736
KAYAKS- 2, 14', Like new,
$750. (863)763-4982
MOTOR, 0/B, Johnson 140
hp. w/trolling motor. $950.
for both. (863)467-6875



BOAT TRAILER: Single Axel,
Wide body. Up to a 17 Ft., 14"
tires. New wench, dolly, tail
lights. $350. (513)260-6410


HARLEY DAVIDSON FXRT '84-
: 1uiie,: i:,r item, $8000
(863)763-6016 MUST SEEl
YAMAHA 400 DIRT BIKE, '85,
good cond., shows 793 mi.,
runs good, $850.
(561)718-8580.
Yamaha Roadstar 2005 -
Midnight Silverado, 1700cc,
hard bags, windshield, chrome
front end, white wall, back
rest, full wrnty, show room
cond. Must sell $9,500
(239)691-0657



ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Never
ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
GO CART & SUZUKI 185cc
4-wheeler, both run! $600 or
best offer, will separate
863-697-9598


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outs, fully loaded, tlepgs F,
w/d, '1 9,(100.
(302)983-8125 cell
GULF STREAM CONQUEST-
1'05, LR, Kit., Sleep 7 com-
fortably, Excellent condition.
$17,000. (863)467-7612







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BUICK LESABRE 1998, Nice
condition. Motor needs work.
$300. (863)946-3269
BUICK SKYLARK 1987, 4 cyl.,
Runs or for parts. $300.
(863)763-1893
CHEVY CAMARO Z-28 1982,
runs great! Must sell $1200
or best offer 863-697-9598
-DODGE STRATUS '96, 5 spd.,
4 cyl., good on gas. Great
shape! Excellent transporta-
tion. $1850. (863)697-3300
FORD MUSTANG 5.0 LX 1990
Convertible. 39K Fully auto-
matic. Updated A/C System. 1
Owner. $6500 (863)467-8522
FORD TEMPO GL, '93, for
parts, car does run, $250.
(863)675-7878


Automobiles



Automb~les 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


HONDA ACCORD DX 1987,
auto, 57k actual miles,
$1200 (863)824-6799 or
(863)697-3944
Honda Accord LXI '87- 2 dr.
hatch, 4 cyl., manual, $1200
863-467-5401 or
/772-359-2923
Mercury Marquis LS, '90, 5.0,
V8, low mi., good body &
int., cold a/c, great trans.,
$2500. (863)467-6805
.Dont Miss
This One,
MUSTANG '02- V6, auto, PW,
PL, white w/tan inter. 39K
mi, exc cond., $9200
(302)245-0401 Dover
OLDS CUTLASS CIERA '94-
4dr, auto, PW/PL/PS, cold
AC, AM/FM stereo/cass
$1400 (863)673-4151
OLD'S CUTLASS CIERA- '95,
Some front end damage.
Runs great. $500.
(863)261-1117
OLDS DELTA 88- '84, 68k
orig. mi. New tires, 2 owner
car. Good cond. $2800.
(863)763-4576
PONTIAC GRAND PRIX, '92,
mechanics special, $200 or
best offer. (772)774-9901


AUTO WANTED:
Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible/Truck. Please call
(954)561-2776


BRONCO II '89 perfect en-
gine, rebuilt trans, 0 miles,
needs paint but no rust, $1750
firm. (863)805-8789
CHEVY TRUCK FRAME- With
axles. Good for a buggy.
$200. (863)228-2351
JEEP RENEGADE 1991, 4x4,
Auto., Mint condition. New en-
gine & brakes. 400 mls. on en-
gine. $7800 (863)467-6696


CLUB CAR, '03. new condi-
tion. wvinosnieli, curtains
fani, $2500 (8631)697-1350
or(863)763-2063
EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good batt & charger
$750 (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063
GOLF CART, '99 Club Car, Gas
powered. Aluminum box.
$1700. (772)332-6623


GOLF CART- Club Car, 48V
elec, w/batt charger, also
roof, $1300 (863)763-8714

DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove and haul $175
(863)467-4328.
SUPERCHIP- For 6.0 Ford Die-
sel Truck, '04-'05. Asking
$350. or best offer.
(863)634-3296 Cody
TIRES on rims, from Jeep
Wrangler, brand new
,30/9.50/R15 Lt, Goodyear
$450 (863)634-3261
TONNEAU COVER- off 8ft bed,
Ford, $450 or best offer
(863)467-7428
TONNEAU COVER, white, fi-
berglass, fits full size bed,
$450. (863)467-7428.
Truck Bed, Lights, Bumper Tail
Gate 'of 99-111 Ford F150,
white in color, $350 or best
offer. (863)946-1138
UTILITY BOX, "Stahl" 8 Ft.
$200.:(863)634-7706


' SNAPPER & GOLF CARS
New Used Gas Electric
Custom Cars Service Parts
315 S. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee
1m-1 O 863-763-6434 O YAMAHA


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Community Events


SES advisory council to meet
The Seminole Elementary School Advisory Council will meet Tues-
day, March 28, at 4 p.m. in the school media center,2690 N.W. 42nd,
Ave.
La escuela Seminole Elemntary van a tener su junta del Consejo.
Consultivo para la escuela, martes, el 28 de marzo, a las 4 p.m., van a
juntar en el biblioteca. Todo el public etan envitados de asistir.

Martha's House hosts training sessions
Martha's House will offer a two day training session on domestic
violence, elder abuse, sexual abuse, cyber sexual abuse and human
trafficking on March 28 and March 29. The training will be held at the
South Florida Water Management Auditorium, which is on the second
floor of the Bank of America Building, 205 North Parrott Ave. Training
sessions will be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. The cost will be $35
for both sessions. Certificates will be given. For information, contact
Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893 or Irene Luck at (863) 763-0202.

Red Cross holding infant CPR class
The American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch, 323 N. Parrott
Ave., will hold an infant/child CPR class on Thursday, March 30, from 6
until 9 p.m. For information or to register, call (863) 763-2488.

Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the EHEAP
Program for help with electric bills for seniors 601 and' oVer. 'Call Kim
Senna at (863) 462-5180 for documentation and 'qualifications you
must have to process the bill. Funding will end March 31.


Church hosting Tommy Brandt
Tommy Brandt, CGCs' 2005 Male Vocalist of the Year, will be
appearing at Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., on Sat-
urday, April 1, at 6 p.m. The church is located behind the Recreational
Outreach Center (ROC'i


14th annual Fort Drum Day planned
The Fort Drum Community Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., will host the
14th annual Fort Drum Day Celebration on Saturday and Sunday, April
1 and 2. Saturday's events will be held from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and
will include games and prizes for youth, a pig roast and a baking con-
test. There will also be several musical groups and gospel singers pro-
viding the entertainment Sunday events will begin with a church serv-
ice at 10:30 a.m. with Reverend Fred Hodges. Also featured will be
Reverend Joe Bishop and gospel groups The Gulf State Quartet and the
Celebration Singers. Following the services there will be dinner on the
grounds as well as more gospel music and messages from local minis-
ters. Everyone is welcome. Attendees should bring a lawn chair and a
- covered dish. For information, call Sandy at (863) 357-2164 or Judy at
(863) 357-1581.

O.R.E. holding fundraiser
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (O.R.E.) group is holding a
fundraiser for their scholarship award by giving away a quilt and
afghan. Tickets can be obtained with a $5 donation. The drawing will,
be held April 3. For information, contact Gay Carlton at (863) 763-5755,
Kay McCool at (863) 763-2829, Marion Davis at (863) 763-3991,
Paulette Whipple at. (863) 467-2487 or Regina Hamrick at 1863' 763-
8865.

Annual speech contest is planned
The annual Okeechobee Soil and Water Conservation District
Speaking Contest will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, at the Okee-
chobee USDA Service Center on U.S. 98 North. The contest is open to
any student enrolled in grades six through 12 in Okeechobee County.
The topic is "Wise Use of Florida's Water Resources." Speeches are to
be six to eight minutes in duration. Time under or over these limits will
cost the contestant two points for each 15 seconds or part thereof.
Three independent judges will score contestants on content, composi-


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tion and delivery. Contestants may use notes while speaking, but visu-
al aides may not be used. Prizes for the contest are $500 for first, $400
for second and $300 for third. There will also be.a participation prize of
$50 to all contestants. Any student interested in participating may con
tact Joanna Sherman at the Okeechobee Soil and after r Conservation
District at (863) 763-3619.

Yard sale aids Hospice patient care
Hospice of Okeechobee will be host a yard sale on Friday, April 7,
and Saturday, April 8, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held at
the Hospice of Okeechobee big blue volunteer house located at the
corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Avenue, next to the Hospice resi-
dence. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee. All yard sale
donations are accepted at this location.

Barbecue proceeds help Smalls family
A barbecue to help the Smalls family will be held in Flagler Park Sat-
urday, April 8, from 11:30 until 4 p.m. Dinners will consist of cabbage,
green beans, roll and choice of one-fourth chicken or three ribs. Call
Jeff Robinson Electric at(863) 763-2525 for dinner tickets. C

Benefit fish fry is planned
VFW Post 9528, 2002 S R. 78 \V. in Buckhead Ridge, will host a fish
fry Jail and Bail on Sunday, April 9, from 12:30 until 3 p.m. All proceeds
will go to the Glades County Sheriff's Office to help start a K-9 unit. The
cost will be $6.

Ranch hosting fundraiser
Mi-CIN Ranch. 1000 N.W. 50th Drive, will host a fundraiser for the
Bits and Spurs 4-H Club and Indian River Community College (IRCC)
Scholarship on Saturday, April 15, from 3 until 10 p.m. Activities will
include a barbecue, Easter egg hunt, Chinese auction and a horseshoe
tournament. There will also be live entertainment. For information,
call (863) 467-2483 or (561) 236-8990.

Free tax counseling service offered
AARP-Taxaide will be available each Monday and Tuesday begin--
ning through April 17 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the American Legion
Post #62, 501 S.E. Second St. This service is a free, volunteer run, tax
counseling preparation service that can answer most of the tax issues
faced by middle to low income taxpayers, with special attention to tax-
payers 60 years old or older. Please bring last year's tax return, all W-
2s, 1099s, interest, dividend, broker.and Social Security statements frii
2005. Picture ID, Social Security card and birth dates are required for
everyone that is to be listed on the return. A blank check for' direct.
deposit of refund is also required. AARP-Taxaide does not do state
income tax returns. For information, call Neile Foreman, district coor-
dinator, at (863) 357-1694.

UF/IFAS plans career fair
The Univers itv o Florida IFAS Enviroinmental Management Career
Fair will be held Tuesday, April 18, from 9 a.m. until I p.m. at the Uni-
versity of Florida IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center
(IRREC) at 2199 South Rock Road in Fort.Pierce. The event is being
held because IRREC has launched a new bachelor's degree program
in environmental management and enrollment is increasing greatly.
For information, contact Kim Wilson by calling (772) 468-3922, ext.
126; or, by e-mail at kswilson@ifas.ufl.edu.

Mainstreet board nominations sought
Faye Huffman will be accepting nominations for all board positions
on the Okeechobee Mainstreet until April 26. For information, contact
Ms. Huffman at (863) 697-2054.

Reunion planned for '60s classes
There will be a '60s reunion at the KOA Convention Center, 4276
U.S. 441 S., from 6 p.m. until midnight on June 24. Ifyou are a member
of a class from 1960-1969 you are invited to attend. For information,
call (863) 763-6464 or (863) 763-8865.


Call J.G. Wentworth's -W
Annuity Purchase Program J.G.WENTWORTH.
866-FUND-549. ANNur PURCE PROGRAM


Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will be
held Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the Okee-
chobee Chambei of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service Center, 1019 W South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors at
the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass' and
gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would like to
expand its activities to groups that would like to play board games,
card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has any ideas, contact
Sheila at (863 1 462-5l180 or Debbie at ,(863) 162-5183, or just come
down and talk to us. Actii cities are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.

Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are now taking prepaid
ordersfor a limited edition 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is
24 karat gold on brass and includes anumbered certificate and histori-
cal information Each ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of
the ornaments will go to the ORE scholarship. To place an order, call:
Kay McCool. (863) 763,-2. 29 Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette
Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina
Hamrick, (863) .763-8865.

Martha's House office has moved
Martha's House Administrative and Outreach Office have moved to
their new location at 103 N.W. Fifth St., Suites 4 and 5, next door to the
Medicine Shoppe.

Summer Activity Guide offered
The Shared Services Network of Okeechobee (Community Collab-
orative Councill is sponsoring a Summer Activity Guide for children.
The intent of this guide is to inform parents and children about local
services and activities to keep all children safe, supervised and active
this summer. Some organizations have volunteered to sponsor this
booklet so you can promote your program for free. To include your
summer program in the guide, call Sharon Vinson, Shared Services
Network facilitator, at (863) 462-5000, ext.257. A copy of this activity
guide will go home with every child in the school district in early May.


Wholesale
* Commerical Paper
Products & Dispenser
* Restaurant Supplies
* Grocery Items Foam Plates
* Take-Out Trays Fork & Knives
* Janitorial Supplies
* Juices & Drink Mixes


WE HAVE TRAFFIC SUPPLIES
Traffic Cones
Wide Load Banners
*Safety Vests
Mesh Flags
48x48 Traffic Signs
We'll help you he DOT compliant


Delivery Available Public Welcome

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All annual vaccinations,

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Available Saturday, March 25th

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CHEVY 1 Ton Dually 1983
w/Lift Bed. $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-7706
Chevy S10 1990, runs great
good work truck $900 firm
(863)228-0031
FORD F100, '83, auto, air,
300ci, new tires, two-tone
blue, $1700. (863)697-8464
GMC SIERRA '83- 6.2L diesel,
runs good w/flat bed,motor
strong, needs little body
work, $2500 (954)520-6707
ISUZU PU '91- AC, runs good,
4 cyl, $1000 (772)618-0607
LEER FIBERGLASS TOPPER-
Off Ranger step side. Snug
up to the cab type. $300.
(863)763-2379
PICKUP 1973 GMC for parts,
rebuild able 350 engine,
good tires, mirrors etc. $200
(239)357-5984
TONNEAU COVER- Fiberglass,
For full size truck $600 or
best offer. (863)357-2111 or
77.2-519-2256
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used Items In
the classinedst"


CHEVY BLAZER, 4 Door, V6
motor. Runs & Drives good.
'$2500l 863i673-4470


TRAILER- 5'x8', With ramp.
Excellent condition. $550.
(863)357-5754


CHEVY- 3/4 Ton Van '88, 7
passenger, good tires, rides
good on hwy, $990
(863)673-0782
CHEVY '92 BOX VAN- 6.2 die-
sei 5spd, runs, needs some
cosmetic work, $1600
(863)357-3981
DODGE- '84, 15 Passenger, 1
ton, Nice seats, $1490
(863)673-0782 or
863)674-0837
DODGE CARAVAN '94- GOOD
TRANSPORTATION, $1200
or make offer
(863)467-5401
FORD AEROSTAR VAN 1990,
Runs good. Some front end
damage. Selling for $1000 or
best offer. (239)465-7156

Public Notices


Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


PUBLIC NOTICE
Now accepting bids on Lawn Mow-
ing/Mailntenance Contract for gated
community (Seminole Coe). Must
have own Insure ac and be censed.
Please direct any inquiries to Dave
Hensel at (863)467-1196.
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