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Okeechobee News


Vol. 97 No. 83 Friday, March 24, 2006 50t Plus tax


Brief

OCSO to stage
traffic operation
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) will
be conducting a special
enforcement effort regarding
the unsafe practice by
motorists of following anoth-
er vehicle too closely.
The operation, named
Operation Back-Off,.is being
held to try and reduce the
S number of rear-end crashes
in Okeechobee County, as
weJ1 as enforcing traffic laws
dealing with following, too
closely;
The operation will also
include heightened enforce-
ment against aggressive driv-
ing.
The operation began
Monday, March 20, and will
end Saturday. March 25.

Inside

EES'springs' into
reading programs
Mrs. Noonan's class at
Everglades Elementary
School is learning their poem
for P.T.O. .and working on
measuring different ways in
Math. Everyone is working
hard. We are looking forward
to spring break next week.
.Mrs. Moore's class has
started a Science "theme
about spring and things that
grow \Ve have leaned a
dance to the song, "Every-
thing Grows." We are also
practicing our "Humpty
Dumpty Rap" for the PTO
program. We would like to
thank the following parents
and grandparents for coming
; with us on our trip to the
Children's Museumn- They
aite, Mrs. Howard, Mis.
Stone, Mrs. Lo\\ r, Mrs. Rho-
den and Ms. Berry. We really
appreciated your help.:
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OCSO offers child
safety seat checks
It has been determined,
by the National High\\a\..
STraflic Safety Administration,
that traffic crashes are the :
leading cause of death for
S ages 3 to 33 in the United
States. Therefore ii is very
important for all 'occupants
of a motor vehicle to be,
restrained at all times while
the vehicle is in motion.
Page 6

Drought Index
Current: 391
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry .,
Local BurnLBan: None

Lake levels.

14.73 feet


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

Index
Classified . . .11-13
Comics . . . . . .10
Community Events .4
Crossword . . . . .11
Obituaries . . . . .3
Opinion ............4
Speak Out . . . . .4
Sports ... .8
TV ............. ..12
Weather ...........2 2
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County offers drainage plans


No date set
to begin canal
cleaning project I

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Drainage, discussion of the
new emergency operations cen-
ter and canal cleanup were the
big issues in the relatively short
meeting of the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-


missioners on Thursday.
Zella Kirk appeared before the
board to present a petition of
about 250 signatures of area resi-
dents who were unhappy with
the drainage situation in the
southwestern part of the city and
the county. This was the second
time Mrs. Kirk has appeared
before the board on this issue.
"Everyone we spoke with was
very concerned," she said. "We
feel like we have a great deal of
support."
She said that her flood insur-


ance has tripled from approxi-
mately $300 a year to $900 a year.
With taxes, flood insurance and
homeowners insuranice she
claimed she pays almost' 1,000 a
month.
Ed Trent thanked the commis-
sioners for what they had done
and urged.them to stay in touch
with South Florida Water Man-
agement District (SFWMD) and
keep the ditches clean.
Mrs. Kirk said residerInts would
like to see a plan whereby ditches
and drainage are addressed on a


regular basis.
"We are working on drainage
issues over the whole county but
especially ,the southwest sec-
tion," was commission chairman
John Abney's reply.,
He said there was a meeting
coming up Monday with
SFWMD.
Mr. Abney noted that the
newer houses around Mrs. Kirk
'are higher than her house. He
said city code requires that if new
houses are built higher than a
neighboring house there must be


a ditch between the lots.
Commissioners discussed
resetting the culvert under S.W.
Seventh Avenue near South Ele-
mentary South School so that
stormwater will be able to travel
farther west before it goes south.
County Administrator George
Long presented a list of pro-
posed, completed and in
progress drainage projects along
with accompanying maps.
That list included-the complet-
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James McGowan of the Bureau of Mobile Home and RV Construction of the Department
of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles answers questions concerning construction and
insurance standards for mobile homes. The occasion was a meeting of mobile home
park owners and mobile home owners sponsored by insurance agent Lowell Pritchard.

Tips for insuring homes offered


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee New s
In an effort to clear up some
of the many misconceptions
about mobile homes, manufac-
tured homes, RVs, parl; models
and insurance coverage. local
insurance agent Lowell
Pritchard held a meeting for
trailer park owners anid interest-
ed citizens.
Attending the Tuesday,
March 21, meeting% \as Ginger
Baldwin from Senator Ken
Pruitt's office, along with James
NMcGow\an fiom the Bureau of
Mobile Home and RV Construc-
tion of the Department of High-
\\ay Safety and Motor Vehicles.
Also on hand was Okeechobee
County Commissioner Clif Betts
and representatives ol the Okee.
chobee County Building Depart-
ment.
Mr Pritchard talked about
condemnation procedures,
hard to get insurance, con-
. demned mobile honmes show-
ing up in the marketplace and
mold remediation.
He said that the condemna-
tion levels used b\, the county)
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Insurance agent Lowell Pritchard addresses the crowd of
mobile home owners, mobile home park owners and gov-
ernment officials gathered at his office on Tuesday, March
21, to discuss problems dealing with insurance and hurri-
cane damage to mobile homes.


are different.
He gave an illustration of a
mobile home in Seminole Cove
insured fo6r $70,000. The insur-


anrice company said the storm
damage was $43,000 and that it
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By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
There will be one more
police car on the road thanks to
a donation of a 2003 Ford Crown
Victoria by the Sugar Cane
Growers Cooperative of Florida
to the City of Okeechobee Police
Department Auxiliary (OPDA).
Mayor James Kirk and Police
Chief Denny Davis were on hand
to accept the car, valued at
$10,200, at the Okeechobee
Police Department on Thursday,
March 23.
"This is a wonderful thing
they (Co-op) have done for the
auxiliary police. It is very much
appreciated by the city and will
be put to good use. We appreci-
ate the support," Mayor Kirk said.
Chief Davis echoed the
mayor's appreciation.
Phyllis Pursell, vice presi-


dent of agricultural operations
for the Co-op in Belle Glade,
said they were happy to make
the donation to show support
for the community of Okee-
chobee. Many Okeechobee
residents are employed by the
Co-op which creates a strong
tie between the two.
Specifically, Ronnie Watson
of Okeechobee works for the
Co-op and is a member of the
OPDA. According to Ms. Pursell,
Mr. Watson asked the Co-op
board of trustees if the donation
could be made, and they agreed.
"This is the time of year we
trade off equipment, and it was
not a problem to donate the
company vehicle," Ms. Pursell
said.
The OPDA, which assists the
police department on such
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Foley urges club to support troops


By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
Kiwanis Club members wel-
comed two guest speakers to
Thursday's club meeting, including
U.S. Representative Mark Foley.
Rep. Foley had some comments
regarding the recent negative reac-
tions to the Bush Administration's
stance on wire tapping.
"I am troubled about commen-
tary regarding the government
using wire tapping to intercept pos-
sible terrorists' communications,"
he said.
He stated that in everyday situa-
tions, the American public is subject
to having their phone conversations
monitored or recorded for 'quality
or content.' The congressman went
on to say that personal information
is given voluntarily over the phone
to customer service and sales peo-
ple including bank information and
personal pass codes.
He continued by telling club
members that the use of cell
phones makes it easy for communi-
cations to be recorded, noting that
citizens see the efforts of the govern-
ment to 'save and protect' Ameri-
cans as a violation of their rights as
provided by the Bill of Rights.
Rep. Foley stressed that he does
believe in the Bill of Rights, but sup-
ports the president's stance on wire
tapping as a way to curtail and
intercept the possibility of terrorist
communications.
The congressman concluded
with a statement urging club mem-
bers and citizens to give their
unwavering support to troops in
Iraq and to the president as his
administration continues the war
on terror.
Misael Castillo, field missionary
with Migrant Ministries, another
guest speaker at Thursday's meet-
ing was introduced by club mem-
ber Jim Vensel.
Mr. Castillo told the members in
attendance that there are more
than 350,000 migrant farm workers
who come to Florida each year to
work. He stated that of those work-
ers, more than 5,000 come to
Okeechobee to work in the fields
and packing houses everyyear.
Mr. Castillo, who represents the
Florida Baptist Convention, told
Kiwanians that there are 70 min-
istries within the state of Florida set
up to help migrant workers. He
said the ministries' help includes
medical, legal, education services
and teaching workers and children
to speak, read and write English.


They also provide recreational,
spiritual and social needs since
many workers come from other
countries and leave their friends
and families behind.
Basic necessities such as food,
shelter and clothing are also made
available for workers and their
families.
He stated that all of the items
distributed to workers are by way
of donations from churches and
missions.
"Many lives have changed
through the work done by Migrant
Ministries," said Mr. Castillo. "Field
workers are good people trying to
work and provide for their family.
Their hard work and tireless effort
deserve our respect for the work
that they come here to do."
In other Kiwanis Club business,
members were reminded about
ticket sales for the April 16 pancake
breakfast. Tickets for the all-you-
can-eat breakfast are $5 and can be
purchased from club members.
The breakfast will be held at the
Okeechobee Freshman Campus
cafeteria.
Kiwanis Club meetings are held
every Thursday at noon at the Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W.
South Parrot Ave.


Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Kiwanis Club member Jim Vensel (right) welcomed guest
speakers Pastor Gerardo Armendariz and Misael Castillo,
field missionary with Migrant Ministries. Also, on the guest
speaker agenda was U.S. Congressman Mark Foley, who
spoke briefly at Thursday's meeting.


Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
High sign
Recent dry conditions have been enough for Division of Forestry Rangers to post the
alert warning residents that the danger for forest fires is high.


News Briefs

Benefit set up for Smalls f'miily
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 automobile
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 fol-
lowing 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 insurance
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 appointment
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.


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ed project of installing box cul-
verts on Whidden Ditch at Dur-
rance Road and Wolff Road.
Another project is under way
that includes cleaning and reslop-
ing ditches and resetting drive-
ways culverts as required on
Wolff Road between S.WThird
Avenue and S.W. Seventh
Avenue.
Still another project under way
deals with the design of stormwa-
ter conveyance facilities. Mr. Long
said the water flow to the south is
governed by the force of gravity.
This project would allow water to
move faster than the force of grav-
ity would allow.
"We have gone after all the
grant dollars we could possibly
get," he said.
However, he noted that grants
dry up and that the county needs
a revenue source to fund drainage
projects. To that end, one of the
projects on the list is a feasibility
study for establishing a stormwa-
ter utility to provide a revenue
source for drainage projects
The nine projects on the list


Insurance

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was repairable. The county con-
demned it. Fortunately, the county
and the insurance company came
to an agreement.
Mr. Pritchard said that the
building department looks at add-
ons from a different perspective.
Add-ons have to be built accord-
ing to the Florida Building Code,
while the structure they are
attached to could be built to a dif-
ferent standard.
Mr. McGowan said the con-
demnation level for manufac-
tured homes is 80 percent, while
it is only 50 percent for conven-
tional homes. This has always
been problem, especially with
add-ons.
Mr. McGowan said that in
many cases it was the add-ons
that did the damage when they
broke loose from the structure to
which they were attached.
"If they are tied down properly
they will be there after the storms,
if the add-ons don't tear them
up," Mr. McGowan said of mobile
homes.
"Check ties down and straps,"
he urged.
He said that Florida puts
mobile homes under the Depart-
ment of Motor Vehicles since they
have a title similar to an automo-
bile. The threshold of damage for


were either for the entire county
or the southern part of the county.
Total funding for the projects is
$3.5 million, with another $3.3
million pending.
Turing to the proposed emer-
gency operations center, commis-
sioners discussed the proposed
budget and design costs provided
by Architects Design Group, and
questioned some of the items on
the list. Capitol Improvements
Projects Manger Donnie Oden
noted that some items are differ-
ent because an emergency opera-
tions center is unlike a normal
commercial building.
Mr. Oden said he had set up a
meeting with the architects and
he would discuss the commis-

sioners' concerns with them.
Joey Hoover of the Economics
Council suggested that the City of
Okeechobee and SFWMD help in
funding since they could benefit
for the building also.
Mr. Long stated that the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
would dispatch from the emer-
gency operations center, and that
later discussions might warrant
inclusion of Okeechobee Utility
Authority and school board com-
munications as well as SFWMD
Mr. Abney suggested that per-


an automobile to be totaled is 80
percent. Therefore, mobile
homes are judged by the same
standard.
In some cases, Mr. McGowan
said that homes had only minor
damage but insurance compa-
nies called them a total loss.
Mr. McGowan advised work-
ing with your insurance company.
He said the insurance company
has the last word as to either the
issuing of a certificate of destruc-
tion, or to declare the mobile
home as rebuildable. This deci-
sion is not reversible. With a cer-
tificate of destruction, a mobile
home can only go to a landfill.
Mr. Pritchard said that county
inspectors have no idea of insured
values because they do not have
access to this information.
Okeechobee County Code
Enforcement Official Beth Albert
said after a hurricane, her depart-
ment looks to see if mobile
homes or site-built homes are
structurally safe. She said they
might or might not be able to be
rebuilt and that there have been
many re-inspections.
Mr. McGowan noted that after
a hurricane, many structures are
marked unsafe but they are not
necessarily condemned.
McGowan was asked about
the condem'rtion of uninsured
mobile homes.
He said that if it is not insured
the building department and the
homeowner both must declare it


haps the Seminole Tribe might
also be interested in space in the
center.
Mr. Long said he didn't know if
the city would be interested in
moving their communications
center to the proposed facility. He
said the county would need to
know soon if they city wants to
participate.
Mr. Long argued against with-
holding maintenance money for
the sheriff's office current radio
system. He said the new system-
would not go in overnight and the
current system needs to be main-
tained and upgraded as neces-
sary.
Mr. Long said he had set up a
meeting with the Sheriff Paul May
and Major Noel Stephen to dis-
cuss communications.
Commissioner took another
step toward the cleanup of Taylor
Creek canals with the awarding of
a contract to Craig A. Smith for
engineering services. The con-
tract was for approximately
$25,000 plus a monthly inspec-
tion fee.
The engineering firm will
come up with specifications and
scope of work for the project.
Then, the county will advertise for
bids to for the canal cleanup.


condemned, and the homeowner
needs to send the title to the state.
If the homeowner says it is safe,
he has to work things out with the
building department.
Mr. Pritchard stated that there
is a difference between cash value
and replacement value.
Homer Creech, manager of
Ancient Oaks, gave an incident
where debris from a destroyed
mobile home was blown onto a
mobile home across the street.
The county condemned the sec-
ond mobile home. However,
when the material from the first
mobile home was pulled away
the county reversed the decision.
Mr. Pritchard urged against
rushing out and purchasing a
replacement home right away
until every thing is settled.
He noted that park models
built before 1985 are hard to
insure. He said many people can't
get insurance, or the insurance is
at a high cost.
Mr. Pritchard noted that park
models and travel trailers are
looked at differently. He said he
could write a policy for a travel
trailer if it is not tied down, but he
cannot insure one that is tied
down.
Mr. McGowan noted that the
state's definition of a travel trailer
is 240 square feet or less.
He said park models built
before 1985 couldn't be insured
because of the standards to which
they were built. However, park


Mr. Long could not give a date
as t('owhen the cleanup process
would begin
Commissioner Ray Domer
noted that the convenience center
in Viking for the collection of
garbage should be operational by
April first, according to Waste
Management. This will be a
fenced and manned compound
where Viking residents can
deposit their garbage during spec-
ified hours.
In other action, the board:
tabled consideration of bids
for a new air conditioning system
for the Okeechobee County
Health Department to allow staff
to get supplemental bids based
on higher specifications;
approved a mutual aid
agreement between Okeechobee
County Fire/Rescue and Seminole
Tribe Fire/Rescue; and,
in return for the use of two
Lifepack 12 heart monitor/defib-
rillators, commissioners agreed to
allow Seminole Tribe Fire/Rescue
paramedics to do ride time with
county Fire/Rescue to gain experi-
ence.
Before adjourning, the board
went into executive session to dis-
cuss labor issues.


models built in 1985 and later can
be insured.
Mr. Creech stated that a Florida
room is taxable as real property
but the park model to which it is
attached is not, even though the
outside of the home can't be dis-
tinguished from a site-built home.
Manufactured homes are built
to the Florida building codes,
mobile homes are built to federal
standard and RVs are built to a dif-
ferent standard. This caused
problems in insuring.
Mr. McGowan noted that a
mobile home has to have a
licensed installer but a park
model does not. He urged the
audience to push for legislation
regulating the setup of park mod-
els.
"Be sure you have an absolute,
clear title." Mr. Pritchard urged.
He made reference to one
instance where condemned
mobile homes were sold several
times then ended up on mobile
home lot.
He urged care in getting mold
remediation and urged people to
get an idea of the cost before
making commitments, because it
could turn out to be a lot more
costly than imaginable.
Mobile home owners with
insurance problems are urged to
call the Florida Manufactured
Housing Association at (904) 907-
9111.


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things as road patrol and trans-
porting prisoners, is still in need of
donations to fund equipping the
car as a police vehicle.
In February, Jamie Gamiotea,
a lieutenant with the Auxiliary,
said they needed about $900 for


a light bar to go on top of the car.
They are selling tickets for sever-
al items to be given away -
including gift certificates to Eli's
Western Wear, Wal-Mart, or for
fishing outfits.
For more information about
donating to the OPDA, contact Mr.
Gamiotea or the Okeechobee
Police Department's non-emer-
gency phone line at (863) 763-5521.


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Students 'spring' into reading programs


Submitted to the Okeechobee News
Celebrating the children
Ronald McDonald with Everglades Elementary Student
Council Maddison Hunter, Taylor Kerby, Dayla Ferneau and
Jesse Bodden. Ronald McDonald thanked the students at
Everglades Elementary School for celebrating World's
Children Day by collecting pop tops. These soda pop tabs
are recycled to benefit the Ronald McDonalds' House
Charities of South Florida to help children in need. This
Student Council sponsored project was a way to learn
about giving back to the community and helping others.


Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
All she's got
Fast runner, Selina Sanchez gives it all she's got during
field day events at Central Elementary School on Thurs-
day. Selina's fourth grade team later won second place
ribbons during relay race events.


Kindergarten
Mrs. Noonan's class is learning
their poem for P.T.O. and working
on measuring different ways in
Math. Everyone is working hard.
We are looking forward to spring
break next week.
Mrs. Moore's class has started a
Science theme about spring and
things that grow. We have leaned a
dance to the song, "Everything
Grows." We are also practicing our
"Humpty Dumpty Rap" for the PTO
program. We would like to thank
the following parents and grand-
parents for coming with us on our
trip to the Children's Museum.
They are, Mrs. Howard, Mrs. Stone,
Mrs. Lowry, Mrs. Rhoden and Ms.
Berry. We really appreciated your
help.
Miss Snyder wants to thank all
of the wonderful chaperones who
helped on the field trip to the Chil-
dren's Museum. Thank you, Mrs.
Kelly, Mrs. Whaley, Miss Joyner,
Mrs. Abney, and Mrs. Elliott our
faithful yearly class volunteers. The
students enjoy helping to re-write
our sentences that have their name
in it along with sight words,
rhyming and opposite pairs! We
have been counting coins and
telling time to the hour. We are get-
ting ready to begin rehearsing for
our spring play. The boys and girls
like practicing for the PTO perform-
ance of "The Humpty Dumpty
Rap."
Mrs. Hawk's class is excited
about learning and performing
"The Humpty Dumpty Rap." We
are also learning all about the sea-
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funny hair. In Math, we are learning
how to read and make picture
graphs. We're looking forward to
making graphs to
show the growth
of our "Seed
Friends."
Mrs. Smith's
class is very
excited about St.
Patrick's Day. Our
class is hoping to invite a Lep-
rechaun into class and then trap
him. We will be studying about Ire-
land and Irish traditions. We hope
our Leprechaun isn't too sneaky.
Second Grade
Mrs. Brady's class is looking for-
ward to reciting our poem for our
parents at PTO. We have it memo-
rized. We are busy learning about
solid figures in Math, matter in Sci-
ence, and in Reading we are learn-
ing about Mexican cowboys, called
"Charros." We are also excited
about spring break! Enjoy!
Mrs. Claypool's class has been
learning about the sun and moon
in Science. It was neat to learn that
we use the sun for energy. We have
also collected money for March of
Dimes, Our top AR points go to
Kendall, Isaias, and Briana! Way to
go! Keep Reading!
Mrs. Reuter's class is enjoying
using the WOW words diagram to
use the new words in our daily
lives. Math is exciting. Telling time
and counting money is a lifelong
skill we will never outgrow.
In Ms. Stokes' class we are
working on Solid Figures in Math.
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and gasses. In Reading, we are rein-
forcing the Sunshine State Standard
Benchmarks for this week which
are main idea, surrounding details,
author's purpose and plot. We are
also excited to be participating in
an "Ag in the Classroom" statewide
project put on by Mr. Matt Pearce
who will be a guest reader to help
incorporate the program by read-
ing "Til the Cows Come Home." to
our class on March 16.
Mr. Wright's class is learning
about "Chinatown" in our reading
class. Our Math lessons have been
on plane and 3D Geometry. We are
currently reading about "Ireland" in
our Social Studies class. The class is
looking forward to spring break.
Mrs. White's class is studying
plane figures in Math. It's fun to get
away for addition and subtraction
for a little while. We are very excit-
ed about starting the 100 Book
Challenge. It makes reading: fast,
fun and easy."
Third Grade
Mrs. Duncan's class is glad FCAT
is over! We have so many fun activi-
ties planned for the rest of the ear.
When we come back from our
much needed spring break we will
begin our annual Mexico unit! We
will also be making maracas, sera-
pes, sombreros, and adobe hous-
es! We are really looking forward to
our fiesta where we will be break-.
ing pifiatas. We're going to have so
much fun!
Mrs. Tilton's class is diligently
doing division in Math. We will
learn about the land, food, and cus-
toms of Mexico in Social Studies. In
fact, we've already had our first sur-
prise lesson entirely in Spanish. In


Science, we are growing our own
peanut plants and studying the life
and works of George Washington
Carver. After spring break, we will
explore with a unit on Earth and its
place in the universe.
'Mrs. Laughlin's class is learning
all about fractions in math. In
Social Studies we are researching
the United States. We are learning
about the different capitals, flags,
birds, and flowers that distinguish
each state. Our class will also be
studying Mexico upon returning
from spring break.
Mrs. LaPenna's class is continu-
ing to work on our math skills.
Every Friday we have Math Art. It is
loads of fun. The class gets a candy
treat if they complete their picture.
We can't decide if we like choco-
late or lollipops. So far, chocolate
seems to be the candy of choice for
most of the students. We love Fri-
days!
Ms. Hunt's class is full of worka-
holics!! Right after FCAT we got to
work on division and are up to our
nines and tens. Soon after that
we're studying the solar system and
all the amazing parts of outer
space. In social studies we are get-
ting ready for our states and capi-
tals test. Each student has been
studying very, very, hard and will
soon know all 50 state capitals! We
can'twait for spring break!
The Literacy Council was once
again proud of all the March Litera-
cy displays in the cafeteria. Each
month the students and their teach-
ers have the opportunity to show-
case their Literacy talents to the rest
of the school and to our parents.
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was born Nov. 19, 1943 in Wal-
honding, Ohio to Donis "Jack"
and Alice (Kohl) Hagans. She
retired from the Circle K in Nov.
2005, and was recently a cashier
at U-Save. Mrs. Shaw came to
Okeechobee from West
Lafayette, Ohio in 1984. She was
of the Methodist Faith. She was a
member of the VFW Post 9528
Auxiliary BHR and avid former
member of the Buckhead Ridge
Volunteer Fire Department and
Auxiliary. She married James
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her sister, Leota Marie Brickles.
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sons Craig Allen (Julie) Border of
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APARTMENTS: Whatever is going happen with the apartments
next to the bowling alley? It seems with the shortage of rental prop-
erty that what ever problem there was to allow this place to open
could be resolved, if-whomever in the county office would bend a
little. It's hard to tell what shape the place is in after going through
all of the hurricanes. If I remember correctly, the problem was with
proper entrance and exit to the building. This place has been sitting
empty for several years now. It is time for something to be done and
make this place available.
Editor's Note: The county had nothing to do with stopping the con-
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Community Events


Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the
EHEAP Program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over.
Call Kiln Senna at (863) 462-5180 for documentation and qualifica-
tions 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
Saturday, April 1, at 6 p.m. The church is located behind the Recre-
ational Outreach Center (ROC).
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 Sun-
day, 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 contest. There will also be several musical groups and
gospel singers providing the entertainment. Sunday events will
begin with a church service at 10:30 a.mi. with Reverend Fred.
Hodges. Also featured will be Reverend Joe Bishop and gospel
groups The Gulf State Quartet and the Celebration Singers. Follow-
ing the services there will be dinner on the grounds as well as
more gospel music and messages from local ministers. 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 (863) 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
Okeechobee USDA Service Center onUlS. 98 North. The contest is
open to any student enrolled in grades six through 12 in Okee-
chobee 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, composition and delivery. Contes-
tants may use notes while speaking, but visual 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 contact
Joanna Sherman at the Okeechobee Soil and Water 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 locat-
ed at the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Avenue, next to the
Hospice residence. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okee-
chobee. All yard sale donations are accepted at this location.


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Guest Commentary



Everyone wins



with your help


By Monty Castevens
March is national Mental Retar-
dation Awareness Month.
Unaware to most, there are
approximately 170 million people
with intellectual disabilities world-
wide, and more than 7 million in
the United States many in our
own communities.
Through Special Olympics, we
serve over I million athletes with
intellectual disabilities in more
than 160 countries providing
year-round sports training and
competition in 26 Olympic-type
summer and winter sports. Yet to
reach the millions who could
benefit from this program, we
need the help of many more vol-
unteers and contributors.
We see the abilities not the
limitations of people with intel-
lectual disabilities. For every ath-
lete, there is a story of triumph and
perseverance. But our athletes'
successes don't happen in a vacu-
um: they need the support and
acceptance of their communities.
Recently, Floridians showed their
support of these extraordinary
athletes by joining forces with
Publix Super Markets to raise over
$1.65 million for Special Olympics
Florida in the month of January.
This support helps make Special
Olympics a reality for more people


than ever before.
While everyone can benefit
from sports, for our athletes
there are also clinical benefits
like health and fitness and self-
esteem and greater social adjust-
ment. But at the end of the day,
Special Olympics are an environ-
ment where people with intellec-
tual disabilities can be successful
and where parents can be proud
of their children. That's no small
feat given the amount of preju-
dice and discrimination that
most of our athletes face on a
day-to-day basis.
By .participating in Special
Olympics, people with intellectual
disabilities have gained the self-
confidence and social skills to suc-
ceed both on and off the playing
field individuals once thought
burdens to society are proving
themselves productive citizens.
If you would like to support a
movement that celebrates differ-
ences and embraces acceptance
and understanding, call Special
Olympics Florida at 1-800-322-
HERO (4376) or visit us on the
web at www.sofl.org and volun-
teer today.
In addition, April is National
Volunteerism Month. So get
involved, because with your help
everyone wins.


Upcoming Events


Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday except the first Friday of
the month for an open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For informa-
tion, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All
persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing 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. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center at
S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for mem-
bers aid $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 ques-
tions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly Stewart at
(863) 610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.
Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. This will be an open step meeting.
Monday
Narcotics Anonymous meets every Monday at 7 p.m. for an open
discussion 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 orienta-
tion is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okeechobee Coun-
ty. 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 informa-
tion, 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., at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (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.
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 facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 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 meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meeting meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. This will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-1191.
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 on 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.


Community Events


Homecoming and revival ends tonight
The final homecoming and revival service at Okeechobee
Missionary Baptist Church, 4212 U.S. 441 N., will be Friday,
March 24, at 7:30 p.m. Evangelist Danny Bradley, pastor of the
First Missionary Baptist Church of Indian River City in Titusville,
will be speaking. A nursery will be provided. For information,
call (863) 763-7743.
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 field will 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 information, 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 information, call
Darlene Bass at (863) 763-1143 or (863) 634-5815.
Boot camp is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
March 25, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Martin
County Sheriff Robert Crowder. The topic will be juvenile crime
and the closure of the Martin County Juvenile Training Center,
known as the boot camp. For information contact Lieutenant
Jenell Atlas, at the Martin County Sheriff's Office, (772) 220-7014.
Annual Ride-Run-Walk day planned
The Rotary Club's third annual Lake Okeechobee 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: registration
package (goodie bag and T-shirt) $20 for adults and $15 for chil-
dren 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 Mclnnes, 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. Ray-
mond 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 feature 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 infor-
mation, 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 Sunday,
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 sec-
ond annual Night of Music on Sunday, March 26, at 5 p.m. For
information, call the church at (863) 763-4843.
School board plan grant hearing
The Okeechobee County School Board will conduct a public
hearing on participation in the Indian Education Formula Grant
Monday, March 27, at 9 a.m. in room 210 of the school board
offices at 700 S.W. Second Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to
explain the goals of the 2006-07 grant and activities associated
with the Title VII program. For information, contact Ken Kenwor-
thy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273.
Free nutrition clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis and
designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Chiropractic and Fit-
ness Center, 916 W. North Park St., on Monday, March 27, at 5:30
p.m. For information, call (863) 763-4320.
Early learning group to meet
The audit grievance committee of the Early Learning Coalition
of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will meet Tues-
day, March 28, at 3 p.m. at the One Stop Caret Center, 2401 S.
29th St., North Portable, in Fort Pierce.
SES advisory council to meet
The Seminole Elementary School Advisory Council will meet
Tuesday, 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 Conse-
jo 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 asi-
stir.
Martha's House hosts training sessions
Martha's House will offer a two day training session on domes-
tic 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.


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OTHER AREA NEWS 5


The Okeechobee News, Friday, March 24, 2006


Detectives find children neglected


By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Special to the Okeechobee News
BELLE GLADE The daugh-
ter wore dresses three sizes too
big to school. The youngest son
had his teeth busted in, most of
them rotting from neglect. All of
them were a few pounds under-
weight.
According to detectives with
the Belle Glade Police Depart-
ment, a family of eight was found
recently living like vagabonds,
inside of a car parked in front of a
hotel Which they sometimes
stayed at if the parents had
enough money for the night.
Investigators are calling the
case child abuse and have
- charged both parents with neg-
lect. Ruben Perez, 51, and Lupe
Villanueva, 28, were arrested
March 9 for failure to properly
care for their children.
According to investigators, the
six children two boys and four
girls, ages two to eight endured
harsh living conditions while their
parents stood by. The children
were malnourished, dirty and
lost.
The Belle Glade Police Depart'-
ment received the call from the
child abuse hotline at approxi-
mately 11 a.m. on the day of the
arrest,, and worked with the
Department of Children and Fami-
lies to take custody of the children


Ruben Lupe
Perez Villanueva
before the day was done.
After visiting the school where
the children were enrolled, it
became evident that something
needed to be done, investigators
said. Detective Tyler, who handled
the case, got a first-hand view of
the neglect the children had been
suffering.
"The little kid had busted
teeth. They were rotting," Detec-
tive Tyler said.
According to investigators, the
family moved to South Bay some-
time in February, moving to the
spot outside the hotel in Belle
Glade later. Since moving to the
area from Lake Worth, the chil-
dren had missed 40 days of
school, before an anonymous tip-
ster directed police to the prob-
lem.
The children are largely uned-
ucated, police say.
Detective Tyler asked one of
the girls at school if she had eaten


recently. She had. "She said she
had Cheetos and donuts for
breakfast."
When she was asked what she
had eaten the night before, the lit-
tle girl said she had gone to bed
without a meal which was not
entirely foreign to the little girl.
Employees of the hotel where
the family stayed said the family
mostly lived inside their white
late-model SUV, coming into the
hotel on occasion to stay for the
night. Most days, the children
went without bathing, something
that became painfully obvious on
the off chance that they went to
school.
Police arrested the two parents
when they went to the local DCF
office in search of their children.
After being placed in custody,
neither of the two parents
responded directly to the accusa-
tions of child abuse, with only the
father admitting to not being able
to find a job. Though both parents
were offered jobs recently, the
father had not accepted, accord-
ing to the detective, because his
job offer did not meet his require-
ments: A job in which, "He did
not fiave to walk a lot and not
have to sit a lot."
A court date earlier this week
came and went without any sign
of the father, according to investi-
gators. Police say he has a past


record of drug and domestic
offenses. The mother, mean-
while, faces a.worthless check
case with the county.
Apparently, the only means of
support the family had was in
going church to church asking for
money. Even when there was
enough with which to buy food,
the children were limited.
"The little boy said if he ate too
.much, they would spank him,"
said Detective Tyler.
Though having arrested them
as husband and wife, police later
learned a surprising fact about
Perez and Villanueva. Detectives
say Villanueva herself, the mother
of the children, is Perez's own
daughter. All six children are his.
Police are investigating the possi-
bility that Perez abducted Vil-
lanueva from her mother years
ago, according to. Sgt. Detective
Calipto Gonzalez..
In the meantime, the children
have been handed over to family
members.
Police are glad to have closed
the case.
"Cases like these, they just kill
me," said Detective Gonzalez,
who heads the department's
investigation department. "I can
deal with anything,- but I can't see
somebody mistreating a child -
that's the worst part of the job."


MAPP program continues mission


By Mark Young
Special to the Okeechobee News
Editor's note: This is the first in
a series of outlining the reachable
health care goals that are part of'
the MAPP process.
MOORE HAVEN Growth
within Glades County is inevitable,
but how that growth is main-
tained and managed is being left
to every citizen through the coun-
ty visioning process. But as Glades
County leadership and citizenry
work hand in hand to reach a
common goal, basics such as
quality health care within the
county is admittedly not up to
2006 standards.
.The Glades County MAPP pro-
gram is taking proactive measures
to bring quality health care within
.Glades County up to tfie standards
fully expected by the citizens who
call Glades County homee.,,, ..
The program is ma'de up of ke
individuals withinn the.,.exis,tiril
Hendry/Glades County Health
Department, as well as communi-
ty leaders such as Glades County
Manager Wendell Taylor, Glades
County Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Wayne Aldrich, and devoted
members of rural healthcare from
Hendry Regional Medical Center,
as well as concerned citizens.
Much like the county visioning
process, the *MAPP program
kicked off it's official journey with
a community meeting designed to
establish goals and a "wish list" of
sorts, in order to gauge where the
group thought they stood in com-
parison to surrounding areas, as
well as to point their feet in the
right direction. What that right
direction truly is, is the ultimate
goal of the MAPP program, as well
as to establish realistic goals and
achieving those goals, is the foun-
dation of the group's purpose,
The Glades County MAPP pro-
gram launched themselves into a


visioning stage during the Febru-
ary meeting and met again March,
17, at the Glades County Public
Library, in Moore Haven to focus
in on the primary issues that are in
need of attention.
Part of establishing a solid
visioning process is the basics of
creating a vision statement, which
the group narrowed down to: Cre-
ate an inclusive health care deliv-
ery system in a safe, rural county
for a diverse population that
emphasizes preventive and inter-
related health care by building
community partnerships to pro-"
duce better health outcomes.
The primary message coming
out of the MAPP program is
emblazoned within their mission
statement and that is to deliver the
message that this program is
indeed a networking system and
not just a single entity.
The March 17.meeting outlined
fpur:, primary issues, ,,which
.include >xm.rnurirvtir health status,
reviewing the local public healthy
system, developing and reviewing
community themes and strengths,
and outline forces of change. .
The bulk' of the meeting
focused on the first of the four pri-
mary issues, which involved
county data relating to health care
issues while reviewing data relat-
ing to the more serious issues
within Glades County as to dis-
eases and causes of death.'
Related to Glades County's
population data, which was
reported to be 11,131, as of two
years ago, the percentages report-
ed in the data are extremely high,
buit must.be related to the low
population numbers in conmpari-
son to statewide percentages..
With that said, however, Glades
County has some notable issues
to contend with when it comes to
overall health care, which
includes self-inflicted issues, to
include auto accidents and per-


centages of fatalities due to a lack
of seat belt wearing, an, issue the
Community Traffic Safety Team is
also trying to address.
Glades County surpasses state
averages in almost every category
of causes of death, with the excep-
tion of stroke, influenza and Cir-
rhosis. Glades County doubles the
state average of auto fatalities;
however, there is no raw data
available to determine how many
'of those accidents were out-of-
county people.
The highest cause of death
within Glades County is related to
cancer, but again the raw data is
not available to ascertain what
type of cancer is more prevalent
than others, but Glades County is
not alone in having staggering
.numbers related to residents
being stricken with cancer. Com-
munities around the lake area
seem-to be plagued by 'different
types of cancer, which is-evident in.
the yearly Relay For Life events.
An apparent connection'
exists between lake area com-
munities, but it has been difficult
to pin down reasons, partly due
to the. fact that many cancer:
patients are often diagnosed out
of the area because of a lack of
quality health care facility than
can not only offer full cancer
treatments, but one that could
offer a solid diagnosis instead of
detecting a problem arid sending
patients elsewhere for confirma-
tion. Heart disease is also high
within the county and also is
higher than ith stale ameace.
While these numbers certain-
ly raise concern.for members of
MAPP, it is also understood that
more raw, data is needed and a
better breakdown of numbers in
regards to what kind of cancers
are more prevalent within the
county.
As stated in the group's mis-
sion statement, prevention, pri-


Glades County Roundup


Church to
host a revival
Raymond Bennett will be con-
ducting a revival at Lakeport Christ-
ian Church, starting Saturday,.
March 25, at 6:30 p.m. and includ-
ing Sunday, March 26, at 8:15 a.m.,
10:30 a.m., and 6 p.m. Bennett's
wife, Gyneth, who accompanies
him, is an outstanding musician
and enjoyed by all.
Juvenile justice
council to meet
The Glades Juvenile Justice
Council will hold their quarterly
meeting Wednesday, Affil 5, at
noon, at the Glades County
School Board Office in Moore
Haven, Please join us as we work
to help the youth of our county.
Call (863) 946-2083 X 15 for fur-
ther information.
Shelter training
begins April 29
A Shelter Operations Training
schedule has been set for April 29,
from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The training
will be given by ARC and is intend-
ed for those who have worked or
would like to work in a shelter.
The training is available for any-'
one who wants it. If anyone is
interested, or would like addition-
al information, they can contact
Erica, at (863) 946-6020.
Disaster relief
help available
Possible Help is still available
from our local Community


Rebuilding Ecumenical Work-
force (CREW). But you must reg;-
ister again! Call CREW at (863)
983-4316 or e-mail to: CREW-
headquarters@aol.com. If you
have registered and do not hear
from us by the end of March,
please let us know. CREW
offices are at 352 W. Arcade in
Clewiston, and at 300 Avenue L
in Moore Haven (inside the
Methodist Church).


Youth pageant
forms available
The Washington Park Pageant
Committee is getting ready for
their 2006 youth pageant, any-
one who is interested in partici-
pating in the youth pageant this
year please pick up your applica-
tion form from Pat Brown (863)
946-0694 or Sharon Smith (863)
946-2806.


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marily in the form of education, is
one of the primary goals. As more
data is obtained, MAPP can focus
on the direct issues at hand and
react accordingly as the visioning
process continues in enhancing
the quality of health care and over-
all life within Glades County.
As this mission continues, fur-
ther key issues, such as birth rates,
the .importance of dental care
related to overall health issues,
and what kind of exciting new
technologies may be available to
Glades County in the future will be
explored. As the county leader-
ship continues their visioning
process, issues such as housing-
and the potential of new.health
facilities will also be explored.
Have an issue to discuss? Post
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Hospital reports


large net gain


By Bill Fabian
Special to the Okeechobee News
CLEWISTON Almost a year
removed from controversial alle-
gations of financial mismanage-
ment and struggling operations,
Hendry Regional Medical Center
Chief Executive Officer Craig
Cudworth reported a large gain
in funds for the fiscal year 2005.
The hospital reported a net
gain in funds of $1,088,541 after a
raise in taxes and increases in
patient revenues created a posi-.
tive cash flow during the last
year. The hospital raised ad val-
orem taxes "for the first time,in
over ten years." The move gener-
ated $1.4 million in revenues,
which Mr. Cudworth said was
offset by an increase of $1 million
in uncompensated care. The
CEO gave a report to the Clewis-
. ton City Commission on the
progress of the hospital on Mon-
day,; March 20.
An additional $1 million in
savings was made after the hos-
pital reduced operating costs
during a 100-Day Plan, which
included program cuts and staff
reductions. ,
"In this plan we actually went
through, identified unprofitable
services and deleted them," said
Mr. Cudworth, "We put pioduc-
tivity programs into all of our
departments and we did a reduc-
tion in force; we renegotiated a
lot of contracts, and we were
able to generate an additional
one ,million in additional.say-
.ings." .
"(The 100-Day Plan) generat-
ed enough to strengthen the
reserves by eight hundred thdu-
sand," said Mr. Cudworth.
Among non-financial changes,
Mr. Cudworth outlined hospital
accomplishments that included a
Medicare Critical Access Hospital
designation after quality inspec-
tions by state agencies to improve
options for services in the
Medicare program.
The. hospital also added
swing beds to its rooms, requited
two new physicians to the area,
expanded services in the clinic,
and decreased agency nursing
personnel.
Long-term plans for the future
of the hospital have been the
subject of speculation for several
years; and several options have
been considered by the hospital


in the past year.
Consultants were hired for
strategic planning and fundrais-
ing options as the hospital
explored ways to make major
changes at HRMC. Among the
three general alternatives for the
hospital to consider during
strategic planning were selling
the facility, affiliating, or remain-
ing a stand-alone hospital.
According to Mr. CudWorth,
"none of the larger established-
healthcare companies with both
proven track records and suffi-
cient resources to materially
assist in future efforts to con-
struct a replacement facility and
to ensure the ongoing presence
of an acute care hospital in
Hendry County, had any interest
in purchasing HRMC."
The hospital considered an
additional option of affiliation
with a "qualified, reputable com-
pany or healthcare system with
the willingness and resources to
contribute materially to HRMC's
future efforts to construct a hos-
pital replacement facility capable
of meeting the healthcare needs
of Hendry County, and to main-
tain an acute care hospital pres-
ence in the county for the fore-
seeable future."
According to Mr. Cudworth,
several systems expressed inter-
est in affiliation with HRMC
working from the western part of
the county, but none of the
opportunities "in any way
involve using an affiliation rela-
tionship as a vehicle for obtain-
ing material assistance for the
purpose of building a replace-
ment facility.
"Hendry Regional Medical
Center appears to be a stable
organization that has remained
viable in a very challenging envi-
ronment," concluded Mr. Cud-
worth. "Given the anticipated
demographic changes, it is the
recommendation...that the stand
alone option is clearly the option
of choice."
Mr. Cudworth described the
next steps to be considered by
the hospital as a possible "free-
standing" emergency room in
LaBelle, and a new replacement
facility in Clewiston. The hospital
will seek to "initiate talks with
other healthcare facilities inter-
ested in working with HRMC in
meeting the needs of Hendry
County residents."


Florida Department of Transportation

Notice of Public Information Workshop
Okeechobee County Civic Center
Thursday April 6, 2006
.. 5:30 pm 7:30 pm

Financial Project ID No. SR 70 Project Development and Environment Study
196904-1-22-01 -From NE 34th Avenue to NE 128th Avenue (Berman Road)

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The Florida Department of Transportation will conduct a public information work-
shop on proposed improvements to State Road (SR) 70 in Okeechobee. The
workshop will be held on April 6, 2006 from 5:30PM to 7:30PM, at the
Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 US Highway 98 North (across from the
Okeechobee Airport).
The proposed improvement involves 4-laning approximately 6 miles of SR 70
in Okeechobee County from NE 34th Avenue to NE 128th Avenue (Berman
Road); In addition to the through lanes, a grassed median with left-turn lanes will
be included and various intersections will be upgraded.
The information workshop is being held in order to receive comments from the
general public as well as to inform the public of the project's progress. Aerial
maps will be on display and Department representatives will be on hand during
the workshop hours to informally discuss the project and to answer questions.
Residents are encouraged to come in and review this transportation improve-
ment proposal. Persons desiring to submit written statements and other exhibits
may do so at the workshop or by sending them to Dick Combs at.FDOT District
One, Post office Box 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831.
Public participation is solicited without regard of color, religion, sex, age, nation-
al origin, disability, or family status. Anyone needing special accommodations
under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact Keith Slater,
FDOT District One Project Manager by telephone at (863) 519-2495 or by writ-
ing, at least seven days prior to the information workshop, to:

Keith Slater, PE Florida Department of Transportation,
P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, FL 33831


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OCSO offers child safety seat checks


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It has been determined, by the
National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration, that traffic crashes
are the leading cause-of death for
ages 3 to 33 in the United States.
Therefore it is very important for all
occupants of a motor vehicle to be
restrained at all times while the
vehicle is in motion. This is why the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office would like to announce, the
anticipated shipment of child pas-


senger safety seats (car seats) have
arrived from the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation. Because of
this the .Sheriff's Office Crime Pre-
vention Unit will implement the
"Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office Child Passenger Safety Seat"
program. The program will not
only offer child passenger safety
seat checks, free to the public, but
cost effective safety seats will also
be available.


Because these seats have been
provided by the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation on a grant
bases there is an active and binding
contract between the Sheriff's
Office and FDOT that states that the
technician should make a deterpni-
.nation of the cost of each seat
issued. The money collected from
the seats will be maintained in an
account at the Sheriff's Office to
replenish the stock of car seats and


supplies needed to perform the
installation.
A car seat check station will
be maintained at the Crime Pre-
vention Unit Office, 307 NW 5th
Ave (Just behind the Tax Collec-
tors Office) Monday and Tuesday
of each week (Except Holidays)
by appointment only! Appoint-
ments can be made by calling
863-763-6064.


Spring into boating with safety checklist


To help boaters have a trouble-
free boating season, BoatU.S., the
nation's largest recreational boat-
ing association, has a spring com-
missioning checklist for the
nation's 13 million boat owners.
Whether you have a power or sail-
boat, inboard or outboard, follow-
ing this checklist is an easy way to
get ready for the season.
Before you launch:
Inspect and lubricate seacocks.
Hoses and hose clamps should be
inspected and replaced as neces-
sary.
Replace deteriorated zincs.
Inspect prop(s) for dings, pitting
and distortion. Make sure cotter


pins are secure. Grip the prop and
try moving the shaft if it's loose,
the cutless bearing may need to be
replaced.
Check to make sure the rudder-
stock hasn't been bent.
Inspect the hull for blisters, dis-
tortions and stress cracks.
Make sure your engine intake
sea strainer is free of corrosion and
properly secured.
Check the engine shaft and rud-
der stuffing boxes for looseness.
After the boat is launched, be sure
to check these as well as through-
hulls for leaks.
Use a hose to heck for deck
leaks at ports and hatches. Renew
caulk or gaskets as necessary.


Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Jungle climbers
Juliana and sister, Isabelle Sheldon along with brother,
Donny Sheldon and friend, Joey LePere enjoyed some
playtime at the Wooden Jungle. All four children spent,
time at the pool and playground on the first day of
Spring break.


If equipped, ensure that the
stern drain plug is installed.
Outdrives and
outboard engines:
Inspect rubber outdrive bellows
for cracked, dried and/or deteriorat-
ed spots (look especially in the
folds), and replace if suspect.
Check power steering and
power trim oil levels. Replace
worn-out zincs.
Inspect outer jacket of control
cables. Cracks or swelling indicate
corrosion and mean that the cable
has to be replaced.
Inspect fuel lines, including fill
and vent hoses, for softness, brittle-
ness or cracking. Check all joints
for leaks and make sure all lines are
well supported with non-com-
bustible clips or straps with smooth
edges.
Engines and
fuel systems:
Inspect fuel tanks, fuel pumps
and filters for leaks. Clamps should
.be snug and free of rust. Clean fuel,
filters. Owners of boats with fiber-
glass fuel tanks should be aware
that gasoline with ethanol can cor-
rode tanks and damage engines.
Look for black "goo" under the car-
buretor.
Inspect cooling 'hoses and fit-
tings for stiffness, rot, leaks and/or
cracking. Make sure they fit snugly
and are double-clamped.
Every few years, remove and
inspect exhaust manifold for corro-
sion.
Clean and tighten electrical con-
nections, especially both ends of
battery cables. Wire-brush battery
terminals and fill cells with distilled
water (if applicable).
Inspect bilge blower hose for
leaks.
Sailboat rigging:
Inspect fittings for cracks and
rust. Inspect wire halyards and run-
ning backstays for fishhookss" and
rust.
Remove tape on turnbuckles


and lubricate threads, preferably
with Teflon. Replace old tape with
fresh tape.
Recaulk through-deck chain-
plates as necessary (generally,.
once a decade).
Trailers:
Inspect tire treads and sidewalls
for cracks or lack of tread and
replace as necessary. Check air
pressure. Don't forget the spare!
. Inspect bearings and repack as
necessary.
Test tail and back-up lights. Test
winch to make sure it's working
properly.
Inspect trailer frame for rust.
Sand and paint to prevent further
deterioration.
Miscellaneous:
. Check expiration dates on flares
and fire extinguishers.
Check stove and remote tanks
for loose fittings and leaking hoses.
Inspect bilge pump and float
switch to make sure it's working
properly.
Inspect dock and anchor lines
for chafing.
Update or replace old charts,
waterway guides.
Check shore power cable con-
nections for burns, which indicates
the cable and/or the shore power
inlet needs to be replaced.
Make sure your boating license
and/or registration is up to date.
Don't forget your trailer tags.
Review your boat insurance
policy and update coverage if need-
ed. Be sure you have fuel spill insur-
ance coverage.
Make sure you have a properly
sized and wearable life jackets in
good condition for each passenger,
including kids and pets.
Test smoke, carbon monoxide
and bilge alarms.
Be sure to get a free vessel safety
check from the LU.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary or U.S. Power Squadrons.
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March 28 Ft. Pierce Westwood -
home 6:30 p.m.
March 30 at John Carroll (Lawn-
wood) 6 p.m.
March 31 at Forest Hill 6:30 p.m.
April 4 Suncoast home 6:30
p.m.
April 7 at Sebastian River 6 p.m.
April 11 at Jensen Beach 6 p.m.
April 13 at Glades Central 6 p.m.
April 14 Port St. Lucie home -
6:30 p.m.
April 18 TLC Championship
Series-TBA-TBA
April 2 at Centennial 4 p.m.
April 24 District Tournament at
away Jensen Beach
April 25 District Tournament at
Jensen Beach
April 27 District Tournament at
Jensen Beach
April 28 District Championship at
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March 30 John Carroll home 5
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March 31 Martin County home -
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April 08 Port St. Lucie (double-
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April 11 at Vero Beach 6 p.m.
April 13 Vero Beach-home 6
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Varsity Softball
March 28 at Jensen Beach 7
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March 30 April 2: Kissimmee
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April 4 at Glades Central TBA
April 5 South Fork Home 7
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April 11 Treasure Lake Confer-
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April 13 St. Lucie Centennial -
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April 18 District Tournament at
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April 19 District Semi-finals at
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April 25 -28 Regionals- TBA
May 8-10 State Tournament at
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April 3 Martin County home 4
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April 4 at Jerisen Beach 5 p.m.
April 5 at Moore Haven 6 p.m.
Gold Team
March 28 at Jensen Beach 5
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April 3 Martin County home 6
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April 4 at Jensen Beach 7 p.m.
April 5 South Fork home 5
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April 13 St. Lucie Centennial -
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March 30 vs. Ft. Pierce Central -
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p.m.
April 3 vs. Sebring Okeechobee
Sports Complex 3:30 p.m.
April 4 at Lake Placid (boys only)
-4p.m.
April 6 at Port St. Lucie 3:30 p.m.
April 11 TLC Championship- girls
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April 13 vs. Clewiston Okee-
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Bass tournament
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The third annual Russ Bringger
Memorial Fishing Tournament will
be held April 1-2 at the Okee-Tantie
Marina.
The entry fee is $200 per boat.
A portion of the proceeds will
go to the V Foundation for cancer
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There will be fun, food and prize
giveaways.
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Fast pitch softball.
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children ages 4 through sixth grade are learning the fundamentals of soccer. The church
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ink tobacco pact with CVS


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist has
announced an agreement with
CVS Pharmacy, Inc., under
which the nation's largest-drug
store chain will implement new
procedures to reduce tobacco
sales to minors.
The agreement will affect
the company's 656 Florida"
stores and more than 5,400 out-
lets in 37 other states and Wash-
ington, D.C.
Crist and 43 other attorneys
general signed the agreement.
The CVS settlement is the
eighth such agreement pro-
duced by an ongoing multi-
state enforcement effort in
which Florida has actively par-
ticipated. Previous agreements
cover all 7-Eleven, Wal-Mart,
Walgreens and Rite Aid stores
and all gas stations and conven-
ience stores operating under
the Conoco, Phillips 66 or 76,
Exxon, Mobil, BP, Amoco and
ARCO brand names in the par-
ticipating states.
The agreements .provide
measures to reduce sales of"
tobacco prodluts to iir'.iis by
the nation's top retail chain
(Wal-Mart), the top two drug
store chains (CVS and Wal-
greens), largest oil company
(ExxonMobil) and biggest
retailer of tobacco products (7-
Eleven). Combined, the agree-
ments cover more than '60,000
retail outlets across the nation.
"'Eve i time a child is pre-
vented from purchasing tobac-
co products, their chance for a
healthy life is improved," said
Crist.
Launched in 2000, the multi-
state enforcement effort by the
attorneys general focuses on


"Every time a child'is prevented from purchas-
ing tobacco products, their chance for a
healthy life is improved."
Charlie Crist,
Attorney General


retailers with poor records of
selling tobacco products to
minors. Undercover inspec-
tions showed minors were able
to buy tobacco products at CVS
stores in Florida and other juris-
dictions.
The enforcement program's
goal is to secure the compa-
nies' agreement to take specific,
corrective actions. The agree-
ments incorporate "best prac-
tices" to reduce sales to minors,
developed by the attorneys gen-
eral in consultation with
researchers and state and feder-
al tobacco control officials.
The agreement requires that
CVS do the following at all com-
pany-owned stores:
Check the ID of an\ person
pufrchsihg tobacco products
%\hen the person appears to be,
under the age of 27, and accept
only valid government-issued
photo ID as proof of age.
Prohibit self-service dis-
plays of tobacco products, the
use of vending machines to sell
tobacco products, distribution
of free samples, sale of cigarette
look-alike products, and the
sale of smoking paraphernalia
to minors.
Hire an independent entity
to conduct random compliance
checks of 1,361 CVS stores
annually in the participating
states.
e Limit in-store advertising


of tobacco products to brand
names, logos and pricing and
require signs to be confined to
the areas where the products
are sold.
Train employees on state
and local, laws and company
policies regarding tobacco
sales to minors, including an
explanation of the health-relat-
ed reasons for laws that restrict
youth access to tobacco.
Theattorneys general have
long recognized that youth
access to tobacco products
ranks among the most serious
public health problems. Studies
show that more than 80 percent
of adult smokers began smok-
ing before the age of 18.
Research indicates that every
,day in the United States, more
than 2,000 people under the
age of 18 start smoking and that
one-third of those persons ulti-
mately will die from a tobacco-
related disease.
Young people are particular-
ly susceptible to the hazards of
tobacco, often showing signs of
,addiction after smoking, only a
few cigarettes.
Floridians who suspect viola-
tions of state tobacco laws or
the multi-state agreement can
file complaints by calling 1-866-
9-NO-SCAM (866-966-7226) at'
any time. The AVC is available
online at http://myfloridalegal.
com/webfiles.nsf/WF/MRAY-6M
WJEQ/$file/CVS_AVC.pdf


TALLAHASSEE Thanks to
changes to Florida law pushed by
Tom Gallagher, Florida's chief
financial officer, homeowners now
have another resource they can rely
on to prepare for future hurricanes.
Insurance companies in Florida
will now be required to include a
simple checklist on the front of all
homeowners policies delivered in
Florida. The checklist will make it
easier for policyholders to discuss
their coverage with their insurance
agent and will clearly show if they
have enough coverage to rebuild
after a catastrophe.
Gallagher along with Governor
Jeb Bush and the other members
of the Financial Services Commis-
sion approved the final checklist for
use. All insurance companies will
have to have their agents include a
completed checklist on the front of
every homeowners, mobile home-
owners, or condominium insur-
ance policy.
"This checklist is another
important step toward continuing
to create a culture of preparedness


in Florida," said Gallagher. "By arm-
ing Floridians with the tools and
information they need to prepare
their finances, their homes, and
their families, we can help reduce
the toll future storms may take on
our state."
The consumer checklist is just
one of the pro-consumer
reforms that Gallagher success-
fully fought for in the wake of the
2004 hurricane season. Gal-
lagher has renewed his calls for
more pro-consumer measures in
the wake of the 2005 hurricane
season, and is working with the
Florida Legislature to enact com-
prehensive reforms to Florida's
insurance market.
One provision of the new
checklist requires insurance com-
panies to list not only the percerit-
age of a hurricane deductible but
also list the actual dollar amount in
large type.
Gallagher successfully pushed a-
law- limiting hurricane deductibles
to one per season, after some vic-
tims of multiple hurricanes discov-


ered they were responsible for up
to three deductibles.
Also, the dollar amount for all
coverage must be listed in large
type including the coverage lim-
its for the main dwelling, all
detached structures, personal
property and contents. The check-
list must detail the amount of living
expenses that will be paid if the pol-
icyholder has to leave their home
and the amount. of time the
expense moneywill be paid.
The checklist also contains a list
of perils that could damage a resi-
dence and each item must be
accompanied by a yes or no on
whether it is covered. Any addition-
al property or liability coverage
must also be listed along with the
doJlar amount of the coverage.
Floridians with insurance ques-
tions or concerns can call Gal-
lagher's consumer hotline at 1-800-
342-2762 or go to www.fldfs.com.
The checklist -can be fund at
http://www.floir.com/pcfr/Doqcume
nts/OIR-BI-1670.xls.


Tougher laws leading to more


workers' comp. fraud arrests


TALLAHASSEE Tom Gal-
lagher, Florida's chief financial
officer, has announced that the
Department of Financial Services,
Division of Insurance Fraud's
aggressive pursuit of workers'
compensation fraud is leading to
increased arrests and lower costs
for Florida's small businesses.
In fact, the Division is on.target
.to surpass last year's record of
213 workers' compensation fraud
arrests. In February 2006 alone,
the division made 25 workers'
compensation fraud arrests --
almost one a day- and since July
1, 2005, has arrested more than
153 individuals oncharges of
workers' compensation fraud.
Arrests, along with laws
passed in 2003 that created
tougher. penalties for workers'
compensation fraud, -have
pushed workers' compensation
premiums down for three consec-
utive years. Gallagher spearhead-
ed the passage of Senate Bill 50A
in 2003 that reformed the state's
workers' compensation system,
including tougher penalties for
workers compensation fraud and
premium evasion. Workers' com-
pensation rates have dropped by
more than 30 percent in the last
two years, generating nearly $1
billion in savings.
"Meaningful reforms, more
aggressive investigation of work-
ers' compensation fraud and
compliance efforts have led to
dramatic savings for Florida's
businesses," Gallagher said.
Recent arrests include:
Edward L. Bee, 47, owner of Bee
Corp., Inc. doing business as
Harris Electric in Bartow, arrest-


ed for failing to provide workers'
compensation coverage for a
worker'who suffered, fatal burns
after an electrical transformer
exploded.


Bee is charged with workers'
compensation fraud and grand
theft both third-degree felonies
punishable by up to five years in
prison and $5,000 in fines.


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Movie times for Friday, March
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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
at2,4:15,7and9p.m.
Theatre II "Failure To
Launch" (PG-13} Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday'at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Hills Have Eyes"
(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
Thursdayat2, 4:15, 7and 9 p.m.
I Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
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Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
.828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okee-
chobee County Ordinance Sec.
10-111, Vaccination against
rabies required and, Okeechobee
City Ordinance 4-26, yaccina-
tions. All dogs, cats and ferrets 4
months and older must be vacci-
nated once a year by a licensed
veterinarian against rabies with a
United States Government
approved vaccine. Animal
licefises are purchased at. the-
Animal Control facility with
proof of current rabies vaccina-
tioni: For information, call Ani-
mal Control at (863) 357-3225.
Volunteers needed
at the art center
Volunteers are needed to vol-
unteer time at Raulerson Art and
Cultural Center, Inc:, to help with
ceramics for days or evenings.
Raulerson Art and Cultural Center
is a non-profit organization and
proceeds will go tio\ ards local art
scholarships. For information, call
Kelly Raulerson at (863) 357-1199.
Ad Litem program
needs volunteers
This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be
abused, neglected or abandoned.
If you have as little as two hours
per week, then you can help.
Guardian Ad Litem volunteers are
needed to speak up for these chil-
dren. Training for new volunteers
will be held in your area soon.
Volunteers are needed in St.
Lucie, Indian River, Martin and
Okeechobee counties. Call the
Guardian Ad Litem program at
(772) 785-5804 for information
and an application. Just. two
hours of your time each week will
make a difference in the lives of
these children.
Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family
life with -nutritious meals, good
daily care and'a stimulating envi-
ronment. Foster parents may be
married, divorced or single. Their
most important characteristic is
that they are caring individuals
who understand the problems
and needs of foster children.
Please contact Karissa Richards at
1-(800) 403-9311.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Since its creation by Congress
in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard AuX-
iliary has served as the, civilian,
%non-military component of the
Coast Guard. Today, the 33,000
volunteer men and women of the
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary are
active on the waterways and
classrooms in over 2,060 cities
and towns across the' nation.
Each year, Auxiliarists (folks just
like you) save almost 500 lives,
assist some 15,000 boaters in dis-
tress, conduct more the 150,000
courtesy safety examinations of
recreation vessels and teach over
500,000 students in boating and
water safety courses. The results
of these efforts save taxpayers
huridreds of millions of dollars
every year. For information, call
(863) 467-3085.
Food Pantry
has re-opened
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church Food Pantry is open
again. We are located at 312 N.
Parrott Ave. in the back parking
.lot of the church. Our temporary
gray box is stocked and ready for
anyone who needs food. All you
need is an I.D. The hours of
operation are Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Thursday from 9 a.m.
until noon.


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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
C ard of Thanks 120
In Memorlam 125
Found. 130
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OitaAmway 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


Mechanical Winch, found cor-
ner of 710 & 714. Call to
identify. (863)763-2692
PRESCRIPTION GLASSES-
Found Speckled Church Fes-
val. Okee Please call for
more Inlo. (863 67-25145
SRED HEELER. (863)357-3225


Charlais Heifer Calf, lost
3/7/06, vie. of Eagle Island
Rd. 17241. (863)763-1494
or (954)465-6614
DOG, White w/tan patches
S. Small oog Female. Lo:I in vic.
of SE 36tn Ave Answers to
"Patches". (863)763-6608
GOLD BRACELET, lost in Winn
Dixie on 3/4/06 REWARD,
772-215-1875.
RED BALLOON w/Orange
Plastic Tiger Ring tied to it.
Vie. of Down Town Okeecho-
bee. 863)467-6864


CUR MIX, 8 males, 1 female,
free to good home.
(863)763-4826


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Bichon Male, Wnl. neutered,
5y/o, & DIK/whi Dalmation/lao
,nix female spayed. to good
riome (561)261-8391
CATS (2) Wonderful cats de-
clawed & neutered up Io
dale on snots. 2 112 yrs old.
need to go logeiner. sisters
together since birth
(863)634-9630
Free to good home only, one
female Ronweiler. 2--3 yrs.
old, loves kids,
1863)261-1887
Red Nosed Pit Bull, male. 6
yrs. old, aood with kids.
(863)261-1887
SOFA & RECLINER- tree, call
(561)202-7702
STOCKADE FENCE- free, 50
feet +. (561)202-7702
Bucknead Ridge
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the class!-





HUGE YARD SALE
SAT 3/25 & SUN 3/26,
S8 am--4pm
7235 NE4th Stin
T Four Seasons
Tons of stuff! Must see!


Come. & ACGet II!
OKEE. Sat. March 251h,
8am-2pm. 10105SW ith
Ave., Home Decor. 2
inlarai seals cradle sarig,
Men s & Women's olus
size clothes. Some Furniture
& Much Morel No Early BirdY s


OKEE., Thur., Fri. & Sat.
March 23rd, 24lh & 251n,
8am-5pm, NO EARLY
BIRDS! Taylor Creek Isles
2417 SE 32nd SI Riding
mower, Toolt, HH iiems
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OKEECHOBEE
Sat., March 25th, 8am-?
13,849 SW 144th Parkway.
Tools, Riding Mower,
Furniture, Yard Equipment,
Misc H/H lems & More!"
YARD SALE
3/25 & 3/26
8 am-12pm
2047 NW 32nd Dr.
Contractors come out: ply-
wood jack stand, powermatic
table saw, insulation extractor,
some hand tools, glassware,
clothes, pictures, what-
nros,cosrumee welry etc.
SSomethrng for Everyonei


Tall Guy, Secure, Stable. To
meet Attractive Gal or Friends
for Dining, Traveling, etc.
Let's meet (863)946-3123


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E ployment -
Ep lent- 210
Employment
Wanted 220
IJob Information 225
Job i'aling 227
Sales 230



A/C SERVICE,
TECH/INSTALLER
w/Mlin. 3 yrs. exp.
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW,
Good pay, Benefits, 401K.
(863)763-8391
Advanced Paving Systems
Okeechobee / Sebring Area.
Has immediate openings avail.
LABORERS & EXPERIENCED
ASPHALT CREW.
Contact Eric @954-931-0125
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BADCOCK & MORE
Opening for:
Full Time Sales Person
Apply In person @
512 WN Park St..
No phone calls please.
CAREER
OPPORTUNITIES
Large Cattle Operation near
Yeehaw Junction seeks:'
* Mechanic
with A/C experience
* Heavy Duty Equipment/
Tractor Operator
* Accounts Payable Clerk
* Staff Accountant
Positions available
immediately.
Competitive Salary,
Insurance & Benefits.
Housing available for
most positions.
Drug Free Workplace
Call Sandy at Rollins Ranch
(772)567-9001
Send resume: e-mail
swatson@rollinsranches.net
or Fax 772-567-7808


CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Call 772-370-1779.
DRIVER/THROWER
Full-Time, Clean CDL
Class B License
Call 772-597-3755
or 772-220-9939
Indiantown Sanitaton



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.
HELP NEEDED: Full Time
Apply at Royal's/Ashley
804 E.N. Park St
or call (863)763-6293
JOURNEYMEN or
ELECTRICAL HELPERS
w/experience.
Apply at Bass Electric
2801 SW 3rd Terrace. DFWRP
(863)467-8705
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips
NOWHIRING
QUALIFIED DRIVERS
For Florida Local positions.
Fatbed, Live Bottom and
Lowboy Equipment.
Truck mounted forklift
exp. a plus. Need 2 years
expenence. Call Earth-
wise Mulch Inc.
S863)763-0075 or E-mail
anny(earthwisemul-
chinc.com


Employment
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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:
SHave advanced PC computer skills
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Be orgamzed
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:
Photoshop
Quark or Pagemaker
SAdobe Acrobat
The Okeechobee News offers:
e Potential for advancement
A unique work environment 'where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay based on experience
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

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WANTED
Newspaper Carriers
Contractor Information
Sheets Available At:
Okeechobee News
107 S.W. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974


IMMEDIATE OPENING
AT LEAST ONE (1) UTILITY SERVICE MECHANIC
for the Okeechobee Utility Authority Maintenance
or Construction work. Applicant must be able to
perform light to heavy physical labor, must be able
to work in harmony with other employees and be
courteous to the general public. Applicant must
possess a valid FL Operator's Drivers License (on-
ly those with a clean driving record for the last
three years need apply), have high school diploma
or equivalent, have neat legible handwriting and
average mathematical skills.
Apply to the Okeechobee Utility Authority Office,
100 S.W. 5th. Avenue, Okee, FL 34974.
Applications will be accepted until position is
filled. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
(MM/F/V/D) DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE

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.


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Construction Office ABNEY&

Manager Needed ABNEY
CONSTRUCION, 1NC

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


RN, LPN or

Medical Assistant

Water's Edge Dermatology
Fax Resume to (863) 467-1919




Housekeeping Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)

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



Start a new career in the muchdneeded field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the,
Hospitality Assistant coirse/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 ,eeks. Next
class begins s.on Instruct,[r RN.'e\perienced teacher has
a ver, hgh CNA eiarn pa-iring raie Quahnid CNAs are
Lhen e.gible it'r LPN n iring. Cood benebt-
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

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

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



READING A
NEWSPAPER
HELPS YOU
UNDERSTAND
THE WORLD
AROUND YOU. .


LUMBER
W&W Lumber Co. is
,]iowing & we have ..everal
Opefiings dvail We irei
looking ior learn yer iiOr
the iomiWrng positions
*YARD HELP unioaming
trucks, forkilli ep[. needed.
putting up stock.
*TRUCK DRIVER -DOT
Certified, Class B, clean
drivingg record


Sick pay Ht-iri -lIn 401l,
Vc PaJV A HiidjV P3ay
Call 772-260-51 2 lejve
Message if ,-, answer
Drug Free Wokpi lace

Indiantown &Jensen
Beach Location
MEDICAL OFFICE
Help rieedlj Pli-ji- rrieil
Resume io" .30- tiE Iih rDr,
Okeechobee FL 34972
Office Position, Sell Sia3rler,
Full Time, Computer Skills
Willing to Learn
(863)763-6376
PIPE-FUSION
WELDING TECHNICIAN -
E'peren(ede waLn HOPE. E;-
la3bisned compniny) oherinrg
e.ceillerilpay arid irenielih
Reply to Bo 1510, r..'o Oee-
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.
TAMPA FARMS NOW HIRING
Class A CDL Drivers
19200 S.W. Warfield Blvd.
SIndiantown
(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 thru Friday
9am to 3pm
Adron Fence Co.
2726 N.W. 4th St.
Okeechobee,FL
Benefits Available





WOOLEY'S SHEDS
is expanding new line of
buildings & need people
w/carpenter experience,
electrical & general laborers.
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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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


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

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any adverlise-
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 it
it sounds Ioo good to be
true, chances are that it is.
II you have questions or
doubts aboul any ad on
these pages. we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau al
772-878-2010 lor previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads. but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore. if you
call a number out ot your
area, use caution.

Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sell-
ing them In the classl-
feds.

Services



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




ALUMINUM DIVISION OF
O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
(863)634-2044

M & D CONTRACTING
*Siding
*Soffit
*Fascia
*Seamless Aluminum
Gutters
1-800-893-8933
LiC.# 0CSL2732-01



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 & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health I Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets.Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
Snew in box
$1250 (954)309-8659


ANTIQUES FOR SALE: Stove-
Blue, Ice Box, Dry Sink, Tele-
phone, Hoosier Cabinet, Butter
Churn, 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
Wood Burning Cook Stove,
antique, exc. cond., $300.
(863)675-4858


REFRIGERATOR, Frigidaire,
like new, 25 cu ft., ice, wa-
ter & filter, $350.
(863)467-6009
WASHER & DRYER, $125.
(863)357-7075
WASHER & DRYER Maytag,
Stackable, heavy duty, good
working cond. $200
(863)634-1492
WASHER Frigidaire, Super
Capacity 16 cycles, Heavy
duty $50 (863)697-2173


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


AvailabI

Available


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 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


CABINET DOORS, Oak w/han-
dies & hingds. 1 pair 24"x20"
& 5 pair 32"x20". $60 for all,
will sep. (863)763-1997
DOOR- Outside, Aluminum,
Glass. 32"x74", Fits Mobil
Homes $30. (863)357-6660
Leave message
MH STEPS (2) 35" Fiber
glass steps, w/3'x3' platform,
metal handrails $600 or will
sep. (863)357-0615
SCREEN ROOM MATERIALS:
Walls, 4x10 Roof Panels &
one Door $950.
(772)201-8932 OKEECHOBEE
SHELVES 5/4 solid oak, Rout-
ed edges. Finished. Steel
arms Worth $2000. Now
$500 (863)674-0429

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Profe.sional
Irtnstaflon ofStorm
Shutters& Seamnless
Rabn Gutters
Licensed & Insured
863.7635650
863.634.7145
107 SW 2"n Street
Okeechobee
License #765
SHUTTERS- 1-pr. 12"x24",
2-pr 12"x48", & 2-pr 14"x39"
All need to be painted. $25.
Will sep. (863)763-1997


TODDLER BED- Race Car,
with mattress & bedding,
$50 (863)675-6829


GOWNS (3) Formal, From Da-
vid's Bridal ew. never
worrn All 'ie 20 $300 irj0
il1, wil '*ep 18'.f,31697-281i3
Natl. Pagent Ores 5s6 Beauli-
luli Cuslom-rriima e y ijan,:y
Landers $450
(863)467-2952


CAIRN FIGURINES- 44, All re-
tired, W/certificate. Includes
Ihe Judge 8 Sari i;.
$100-$.,00, 8,3.763-4576
PRECIOUS MOMENTS- (10) 1
Signed. Asking $150 for all
or will sell separate
(863)357-1560



ALL IN ONE PRINTER. Prnt
Trio/Photo, Lemjar.r P3150,
4 photo card slots, new car-
tridges $75 (863)357-1082
COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots of prOilrm-ins
l863)843-0158
LAPTOP Windows XR lots of
software, internet ready, 1.5
gig, 2 Tnirinls old, $950 firm
863)261-4 ,3
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-0257


Bureau- Dresser Double, very
good cond. $80 or best offer
(863)467-9877
CHEST OF DRAWERS, Very
good shape. $100
(863)357-4831
COFFEE TABLES (3) 1
round, black. 1 glass top. 1
w/2 end table. $1% [cr ill
will separate. (8631j47 i321.
CORNER CABINETS (2) beau-
tiful, cherry wood, must see,
$2500 or best of-
fer(863)763-0072
COUCH, blue & mauve, pillow-
to ends, $300.
(863)763-3982 Iv. msg.
COUCH- Earth, 'Multi color, 7',
PrmTiily [)luS, Over stuffed,
3 cushion. Less than 2yrs
old $125 neg 863-634-3866
DAY BED- light pine $150
.(863)357-1517
DINETTE SET, wood, with for-
mica top & 4 captain's
chairs, green, $125.
(863)467-2557
DINING TABLE- Oval, 2-leaf's,
6-chairs w/cushions All hard
wood. Traditional style $300.
(863)467-6543
DINING TABLE W/ 6CHAIRS-
blond rattan, glass top, $275
(863)763-9410
DRESSER, w/ g. mirror, light
brown, 3 sm. drawers & 4
Ig. drawers, w/nightstand,
$150. (863)763-8562
DRESSERS- 2, Sm Entertain-
ment ctr, Coffee table, Arm
chair. $150. neg.
(863)634-3866
LIVING ROOM RECLINER- ex-
cel. cond. only $80 or best
offer (863)467-9877
QUEEN BED- light wood, Sea-
ly Post matt, dresser w/mir-
ror, chest, 2 nite stands
$1500 (863)763-9410
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


PROJECTION TV 48" great
cond. $500 or best offer
(863)763-3327
TV, 13", Color & VCR Player.
Both are like brand new. $65
for both, will sep.
(863)357-4831


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
CUT OFF SAW- Black & Deck-
er, 9", Extra 9" blades, Excel-
lent condition $75. Or best
offer. 410-228-7137


TABLE, w/butcher block top, 2
stools, w/white legs on table
& stools, $75 or best offer.
(863)983-6319
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, breakopen,
exposed hammer, $100.
(772)461-8822



EXERCISE BIKE- Schwin Air
Dyme, like brand new, $150
(863)983-2255



WATER HEATER- 40 gal, 1 yr
old, $75. or best offer.
18611-1 ;.4 195J8


FLOOR LAMP- With matching
glas? top coffee table $125.




PATIO SET- in good cond.
Llue and wh le 0.':



ACTION SCOOTER, 3 Wrieler
Hejvv Dury, E-cielhnl ,Oniid.
i ,nn or. ,: ,r I i l o er
(86.365. 2596
LIFT CHAIR- Like new condi-
-nr Ai;, ,e' ire t .25. or

WHEEL CHAIR, Motorized w/2
heavy duty batteries. Good
cond. $550. (863)675-0104


AIR BRUSH VAC- Taasche
Good condition. $15.

DISPLAY CASES, (5)
(863)763-5553
Fixed Wing I.Iltr3 Light Air.
Pl3i',. par1iv ni- rn l 'I. 1 I00
orbestuna'r !'ij6i2 1. 12,2
WELDER TRAILER, :inriyl- j..
e. caprtile of holding gas
powered welder, $150 or
est offer. (954)520-6707



FENDER ULTRA CHORUS
AMP & Drum & Bass ma-
chine, $525 will sell separate
(863)763-0072


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
BLACK LAB PUPPIES, born on
2/6/06; 4 males, 3 females,
$125. (863)467-1574
JACK RUSSELL PUPPIES,
$400 each. (863)634-4076
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
ZEBRA FINCH: Adorable. $10.
(863)357-3639


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


HEDDON FISHING LURE- Old-
er, Vintage, Good shape.
$25. (863)946-3123



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


BASSINGER- lbr apt.,
$375/mo, + Sec Dep.
(772)216-7123
Remodeled, 2BR/1.5BA, 2
story, Oak Lake Apts., $800,
1st, last, $600 sec. dep., no
pets. (863)634-3313


Office Building, approx. 1200
sq. ft., avail, now, Call Judy
(863)467-0831


New 3/2,1600 s.f.,
no garage, large yard
$1400 mo., 1st, last & sec.
(561)723-2226
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, dbl
wide, 1st, last, sec dep. No
smoking, No Pets,
(863)357-1517


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-
tained/Propane. Excellent
condition. $2500.
(772)342-7304
LATHE 36" w/Duplicator. $200'
(863)467-6797
MECHANICS CREEPER- plas-
tic, exc cond., half price, $17
cash (863)675-4970 leave
message
MIG WELDER, Hobart 175,
with cart, exc. cond., $400.
(863)357-5754


Air hockey, FOR 2 PLAYERS,
$10. (863)467-0171


ADULT DVD'S- (12) new for
$100 firm. No call after 8pm,
please (863)634-3783


Trailer for 18' to 20' Pontoon
Boat. (863)763-8872
WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567
Wanted Hay Bailer, used,
(863)763-2936

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 8 10
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
Murry 2 Tiller, Briggs & Strat-
ton 3hp, $60 or best offer.

PICNIC TABLE w/Canopy.
$175 (863)697-8731
RIDING MOWER for parts,
..42", for parts, only! motor,
tires, battery good, deck.shot
$20 (931)337-1053 or
(863)3571236
RIDING MOWER, John Deere
w/42" deck and bagger. Only
used 1-summer. $1200
Firm. (863)467-7953


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
condition. $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



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


FT. PIERCE, '04, 26V48', 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,
odrig owner, buyer pays mov-
ing. $32,900 (863)675-1490
or (239)728-2484
MOBILE HOME, '75, 12x50,
Handyman Special in River
Bend MHRneed approved by
park 50+ $500.
(863)763-4782
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classl-
fleds.


OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, No
pets, $1200 + sec dep, refs,
(863)634-1554
Seminole Cove, 2br, 2ba,
55+ Community. For Rent
$800 mo. or For Sale $87,000.
neg. (863)357-2602



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

Real Estate

k. I Il _. t

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




Laundry Mat
Est. 25 yrs., 32 washers/
33:dryers, Located next
to Publix $250,000.
(863)631-2158
or 183i634-.3312


CBS, 3 BR, 1 BA, w/Pool
Newiv Remorieled To' manriy
eir.- i" ii:i M 'Au'si irir ide.
$182,000. (863)697-8654
J & S ESTATES- 2BR/2BA,
frame house w/pool, com-
pletely updated, new jvppiini.:
es. Ready now! Lowered to
$1. 5 000 Broker prliei led.
77'5 .i 158 or
954)801-6158
LAZY 7, CBS 3br, 2ba w/of-
fice, lyr old, 1 acre, Ceramic
tile. Price reduced $265,000.
863-634-6706 or 634-6545
Nice DW, E. of Okee, 3 BR, 2
Ba., all appi's, shed, Fenced
yard New well. Lg. carport.
$139,900. 772-201-8932
NW OKEE., Needs some re-
i:,ir Addiional ilo .a which
jfn':irner ri'ou i. ,: in' 3A [tO uiii
Ure it inivslerTeniI iiOnlv
.20,000oO Mu;.i .:ee iC, Ap.
preciate (863)675-8603 or
673-3925. Day or night ask
ir Dwih.
Palm Village Ranch, 3/2,
55+, Royal Wall const., car-
port, storage shed, $270k.
561-236-0293.
SW Section New 3BR, 2 Ba,
on large lot. Circular driveway.
2 car garage. All appliances &
new carpet. (863)467-5509


FOR SALE: 42 acres, $12,000
per acre. 1.5 mls. from hwy.
70. Approx. 26 ac. of creek &
16dc dry (iT7 7215-1630



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.





Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes- Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020




Larkee Lake, 2BR,2BA, $700
mo., 1st &sec., no pets, ref-
erences. (863)467-6688
OKEECHOBEE- nice 2br, 1ba,
$600/mo0, 1st, last, sac 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 Fla Rm, fully furn, deck,
patio, beautiful gardens, Must
See! 157 Meadowlark RV
Park, Ortona, $12,000 or best
offer


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OkeecvhhobeeNews. Fridanv. March 24. 200l6


HOME FOR
SALE
2/2 Split Floor
Plan
Screened Patio
Carport & Shed
Low Lot Rent
863-46W-4555





Recreation

LWIrTIl


14' BOAT- unsinkable, fiber-
glass, fish finder, trir, used
twice, Call for information
(863)675-2941
BAYUNER- '77, Outboard, 16',
Runs good. $2500. or best
offer.(863)634-7108
CREST PONTOON BOAT- '04,
20', 70- hp 4 stroke John-
son, Trolling motor, Depth
finder. Dual axle trailer, Low
hrs, Invested $19,000. Ask-
ing $13,500. (561)827-6508.
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 0/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 tMr, 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
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 oiter
(863)634-7108 ..- .
JAYCO 1991 21'% Ft., Eagle
5th wheel. Everything works.
5th wheel or Goose neck hitch
incl. $5500 (863)467-6696


RV SHELTER: 12 Ft x 24Ft x
13FL H. ULike new. Commercial
15 yr. top. Easy to move. No
permit $1000 863-467-6696
SLIDE IN CAMPER- 8ft, self
contained, air, for 1/2 ton
truck $700 (863)357-1052



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



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


HARLEY DAVIDSON FXRT '84-
collectors item, $8000
(863)763-6016 MUST SEE!
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


FRANKLIN, '06, 33', 2 slide-
outs, fully loaded; sleeps 6,
w/d, $19,000.
(302)983-8125 cell
Premier, '04, 32', elec. super
slide, loaded, sleeps 6, w/d,
Must Selll $15,900 or best
offer. (954)557-3196

Automobiles

LimI =


BUICK LESABRE 1998, Nice
condition. Motor needs work.
$300. (863)946-3269
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
snap! Ecellcri Lrjrn porij-
.ion $1850. (863)697-3300
FORD TAURUS '89- Runs
needs front & rear bumper
$800 (863)612-5255


a P Ic-oIce


FORD TEMPO GL, '93, for
parts, car does-run, $250.
(863)675-7878
GRAND MARQUIS- '92, Runs
good, Needs brakes. $1000.
or best offer. (863)763-2307
Honda Accord LXI '87- 2 dr.
hatch, 4 cyl., manual, $1200
863-467-5401 or
1772-359-2923
HONDA CIVIC 1992, 4 Dr., 5
spd. manual. Good condi-
tion. NAC. Runs great $2500
(863)357-2891
Mercury Marquis LS, '90, 5.0,
V8, low mi., good body &
int., cold a/c, great trans.,
$2500. (863)467-6805

Dfont Miss

Tis One0
MUSTANG 02- V6, auto, PW,
PL, white w/tan inter. 39K
ml, 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
PLYM BREEZE '99- 55k, 4dr,
runs good, $2500
(863)763-2990


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 Blazer, '94, 4x4 4 dr.,
w/very low miles & (mpec-
cably maintained, $4200.
(863)228-3087 or emall
stumphilll@hotmall.com
JEEP RENEGADE 1991, 4x4,
Auto., Mint condition. New en-
gine & brakes. 400 mis. on en-
gine. $7800 (863)467-6696


CLUB CAR, '03, new condi-
tion, windshield, curtains,
fans, $2500. (863)697-1350.
or (863)763-2063
EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good bat & charger
$750 (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063
GOLF CART, '99 Club Car, Gas
powered. Aluminum box.
$1500. (772)332-6623
GOLF CART- Club Car, 48V
elec, w/batt charger, also
roof, $1300 (863)76)763-8714


DRIVE ON RAMP- vou must
remove and naul $175
(863)467-4328.


I Pb ic No ice


PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERAImON OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
LEASE TAKE NOTICE tht the t Coun f te C Ri o tB of Okeechobee. Florida wIM
on Tuesday April4,2006 at6. p.m. or as soonthereaft osible, t Ciy Hal,
55 SE 3Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARINGoon and th ereafter
consider W treaigof the =olog Ordinance Into law. NO. 042. AN ORDI-
NANCEOF THE C OF OKEECHOEE, FLORIDA AMENDING THE CITY OF
OKEECHOBEE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE NO. 63 AS AMENDED, BY
REV BNGTHEFiTURELAND USE MAP ON A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN FROM SINGLE FAMILY (SF) TO COM-
MERCIAL C); PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION OF ORDINANCE AND REVISED FU-
TURE LANDUSE MAP IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE
iThe ordinsance is regar Small Scale Compreeemine Plan RFure Land Use Apt-
caton No. 06-01-i.SSA sutnd by pr=erty owner Susan Sevtr-Sustan.T
request is to chage the Fue Lnd Use design atiom Iron Sgle Fa eiy (SF) to
sc Los and 3 ofock 3, South Oke P Page 7.
Records, County, Florida and Is epot 0.325 aresd .
i mebe of th c are ecorage to aed nd dailp In s .
The mosd Ordnnace be inspected In Its tie by me ers of the pub-
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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that If any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
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LaneITY GaUTHORCMCCITYCLERK
123406 ON 3/24/06

NOTICE OF GUA MEETINGS

n and rating candidates for the stion of Executive Directr at te Okeechobee
Utlty Authority Offices, 100 SW 5th. Avenuese, Okeechobee, orida.

a record of proceedings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verba-
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BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE
UTILITY AUTHORITY
John F. HayfordRE.
Interim Executive Director
123020 ON 3/24/06
NOTICE OF OUA MEETINGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okeechobee Utility Authority will meet In regular
session on Tuesday April 112006 at 8:30 A.M., at the Okeechobee Utility Au-
thourty Offices, 100 S6. 5th..Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
Pursuant to Section 266.0105, lorida Stebdes, tI a person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Authority with respectto such meetings, he or she will need
a record of proceedings, and tor such purpose, may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings Is made, which record Includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal Is based. Such person may provide a court re-
corder, stenographer, or a tape recorderfor such verbatim record.
BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE
UTILITYAUTHORITY
JohnI.Hayford
Inmenm ElocuinO Director OuA
122867 0JN-Jf145


MUSTANG WHEELS, for '93,
w/center caps, fair cond., 4
P205/65R15 Regent Sigma
tires, $200. (561)718-8580
SUPERCHIP- For 6.0 Ford Die-
sel Truck, '04-'05. Asking
$350. or best offer.
(863)634-3296 Cody
THROTTLE BODY: Complete
w/EGR Valve & Starter. Fits
Early 90's Dodge or Plymouth
2.5 eng. $100(863)467-7953
TIRES, (4), Dunlop GT Oualif-
er, P255/70/R15i, $100.
(863)357-2829
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
UTILITY BOX, "Stahl" 8 Ft.
$200. (863)634-7706


Thick Bed, Lights Bumper Tall
Gate for '99-'01 Ford F150,
white In color, $350 or best
offer. (863)946-1138


CHEVY 1 Ton Dually 1983
w/Lift Bed. $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)634-7706

Chivy 10 1990 runs great
Sgood worktruck $900 firm
(863)228-0031
FORD F100, '83, auto, air,
300cl, new tires, two-tone
blue, $1700. (863)697-8464
GMC SIERRA '83- 6.2L diesel,
runs good w/flat bed.molor
strong, needs I title body
work, $2500 1954)520-6707
ISUZU PU '91- AC runs good,
4 cyl, $1000 (772)618-0607


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PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
on Tuesday, April 4,2006 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon theretoter possible, at City Hall,
55 SE 3rdAve., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and thereafter
consider final reading of the following Ordinance Into law: NO. 941: AN ORDI-
NANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA AMENDING THE CITY OF
OKEECHOBEE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE NO. 635 AS AMENDED, BY
REVISING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP ON A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN FROM SINGLE FAMILY (SF) TO MULTI-
FAMILY (MF); PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION OF ORDINANCE AND REVISED FU-
TURE LAND USE MAP IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE
The ordinance Is regarding Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Appli-
catIon No. 06-010-SSA submitted by Stoves Dobbs on behalf of property owners
nSe Developent Group, LLC. The request s to change the Future Lad Use
designation from Single Family (SF) to Muti-Family (MF) for property located be-
tween NW 1ilb, 12th sod 13th Sheats and NW 3rd sod 5th Avenues. Legal de-
scription: Lots 1to 26 of Binck 4, Los 1 to 26 of Block 13 and Lot 11 of Block
29, Okeechobee, Plat ook 5, Page 5 Public Records, Okeechobee, Founty,
Rorida sod Is approximately 9.33 acre(s).
Sproposed O ce may be Inspected In Its entirety by members of the pub-
lic In the Office of the Ciy Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri,
8aionm-4:30pm ecept forholdays.
PLEASE TAKE OTICE ANDo BE ADVISED that I any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to anyp matter considered at this
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, sod or
soch purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based. City Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of
the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamlotea no later than two (2) working days
tror to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; If hearing or voice Impaired, call
TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TAY).
Lane Gamlotea, CMC, C P6 CLERK
123403 ON 3/24/06

PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Cty Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
on Tuesday, April 4,2006 ot 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter possible, at City Hall,
55 SE 3rd Ave., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBLIC HEARING on and thereafter
consider final reading of the following Ordinance into law: NO. 938: AN ORDI-
NANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA AMENDING THE CITY OF
OKEECHOBEE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE NO. 635 AS AMENDED, BY
REVISING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP ON A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN FROM SINGLE FAMILY SF) TO MULTI-
FAMILY (MF); PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION OF ORDINANCE AND REVISED FU-
TURE LAND ISE MAP IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
The ordinance is regarding Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Appli-
cation No. 06-006-SSA submitted by property owners Jorge and Stella Fulleda.
The request is to change the Future Land Use designation from Single Family (SF)
to Mui-Famly (MF) for property located at 602 Southeast 10th Avenue. Legal de-
Sscidlon: Lots and 4 of Block 12 Wrights First Addition to Okeechobee, Plat
Book 1 Page 13, Public Records, keechobee, County, Florida and Is approxi-
mately 6.332acre(s).
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate In said hearing,
The proposed Ordinance maybe Inspected n ts entirety by members of the pub-
lic In the Office of the lty Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-FrIl,
8am-4:30pm exce oforholidays.
PLEASE TE fOTIE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council wth respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such Interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose ma need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made,
which record includes the tesitpony and evidence spun which the appeal is to be
based. City Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of
the Cleok.
in accordance with the Americns with DIsability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
206.26, persons with dicsbiles needing special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact Lane Gamlotea no later than two (2) working days
pror to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; i hearing or voice Impaired, call
TO 1-0-222-3448(volce) or1-888-447-5620 (TOY).
Lanse Gamlotea, CMC CITY CLERK
123391 ON3/24/06f


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
772-519-2256 -


CHEVY BLAZER, 4 Door, V6
motor, Runs & Drives good.
.$2500 (863)673-4470


TRAILER- 5'x8', Witr, 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-
sel, 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

Time to clean but the
attic, basement and/op
garage? Advrtise your'
yard sale In the classl-
fleds and make your
cln uMn a breezel


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PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Council of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will
on Tuesday, April 4,2006 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter posble, at City Hall,
55 SE 3rdAve., Okeechobee, FL conduct a PUBUC HEARING on and thereafter
consider final reading of th ollowin Ordinance nto law: NO. 939: AN ORDI-
NANCE OF THE CIT OF OKEEHOBEE FLORIDA AMENDING THE CITY OF
OKEECHOBEE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE NO. 63 AS AMENDED BY
REVISING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP ON A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND MOIRE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN FROM SINGLE FAMILY (SF TO COM-
MERCIAL (C); PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION OF ORDINANCE AND REVISED FU-
TURE LAND USE MAP IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.
The ordinance Is regarding Small Scale Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Appli-
cation No. 06-0B8-SSA submitted by Mark Brandel, on behalf of property owners
B & R Enterpdrises of Okeechobee, LLC. The request Is to change the Future Land
Use designation from Single Family (SF) to Commercial (C for property locted at
309 Northeast 6th Avenue. Lega descrpifton: Lots 4 to of Bck 7, City of
Okechobee, Plat Book 5, Page 5, public records Okeechobee County, Flodda and
Is approximately 0.518 acre(s).
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in said hearing.
The proposed Ordinance may be Inspeted Is t entirety by members of the pub-
lic In the Office of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri,
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that f any person desires to appeal anty
decisIon made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, uch interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings Is made,
which record include es the timony and evidence upon which the appeal Is to be
based. City Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of
the Cirr.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabFlUTes needing special accommodation to participate In
this proceeding should contact Lane Gametoea no later than two (2) working days
pdor to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; f hearing or voice Impaired, call
TO 1.-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1.888-447-5620 (l r).
Lane GamIloea, CMC, CIlo CLERK
123394 ON 3/24/06

PUBLIC NOTICE
CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTING
A CITY ORDINANCE
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Cy Council of the City of Okeechobee, PFlorida will
on Tuesday, Apl 4,2006 t 6:0 p.m. or as on dn thereafter possilbIe, at City Hal,
55 SE 3rdAve., Okeechobee, OechobeeFL conduct a PUBUC HEARItNG on and thereafter
consider final reading of the following Ordonance Into law: NO. 940; AN ORDI-
NANCE OF THE CITY OF OKEECHOBEE FLORIDA AMENDING THE CITY OF
OKEECHOBEE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, ORDINANCE NO. C S AS AMENDED BY
REVISING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP ON A CERTAIN TRACT OF LAND MORE
PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED HEREIN FROM SINGLE FAMILY (SF) TO COM-
MERCIAL (C); PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION OF ORDINANCE AND REVISED FU-
TURE LAND USE MAP IN THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN; PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE,
cation No. 06-0T9-SSA submitted byproperty owner James E Fraer The re-
quest Is to change the Future Land Use designatino from Single Family (SF) to
Commercial (C) for property located at 1008 Southwest 2nd Avenue. Legal de-
scription: Southe-hai of lot 5, all of Lot 6 of Block 8, South Okeechobee, Plat Book
5, Page 7, PublIc Records, Okeechobee, County, Rodda and Is approximately
All members of the public are encouraged to attend and participate in saidbeharing.
The proposed Ordinance may be Inspected in Its entirety by members of tie pub-
lithe in of tOffice of the City Clerk during regular business hours, Mon-Fri,
S8am-4:3pm, except for holidays.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE ANOD BE ADVISED that If any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hTadng, such Inter"sted person will need a record of the proceedings, end for
such purpose may need to ensure a veuratim record of the proceedings Is made,
which record Includes the testimony and evidence upon which the peal taes to
based. City Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for rfcial records
the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutee
286.26, pcrsoas with disabilties needing special accommodation to particLpate In
this proceeding should contact Lane Golotea no later than two (2) woFring daoys
pror to theproceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; If hearing or voice ImpaIred, cal
TD 1- ler00-222-3448 voicec) or 1-888-447.5620 (nTYI).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CIT CLERK
123397 ON 3/24/06


Public Notices


PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF
INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
WILL HOLD A TRUSTEE TRAINING
WORKSHOP ON FRIDAY, MARCH 31,
2006 AT 3:00 PM. THROUGH SAT-
URDAY, APRIL 1 2006 AT 2:00 RM.
AT THE HUTCHI'SON ISLAND MAR-
RIOTT BEACH RESORT AND MARINA,
555 NE OCEAN BLVD., STUART
FLORIDA. ANY PERSONS SEEKINd
: CLARIFICATION REGARDING ANY
MAT-EiAR CONSIDERED AT SUCH.,
MEETING WILL NEED A RECORD OF
A THEPFCE EINGS, AND FOR SUCH,
PURPOSE. MAY NEED TO ENSURE
THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDING IS MADE.
121541 ON 3/24/06


LEGAL NOTICE %
A public auction wil be held at BMJ Tow-
Ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974
on Friday the 7th day of April 2006
from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage. Year, Make, Model &
Vin's astfollows: .
1989 Silver Dodge dmnl
VIn# 1B3BL18DXY407620
1987 Red Mecury Cougar
VIn# 1MEBM603XHH685744
2000 Sliver Ford Mutang
Vin#1FAFP45X7YF151287 .
1993 Red $Serie Saturn
Vin# 198ZF6594PZ220008
2001 Maroon Chevrolet Suburban
VIn# 1GNEC16ZS2J176801
199S Black Ford Mustang
VIn# 1FALP4448SF208355
1997 Blue OldsmolIeDelta 88
Vln#1G3HN52K4V4810M91
1990 Slr Ford PFI60
VIn# 1FTDF1YSLLA07603
Terms of sale arecash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
blIss will be sold in 'AS IS' with no
gujianteec
rrRictreia'240o_ ,

BuMing a car? Look kIn It
classflodo. SMenig a
car? Look In thoe clasl-
fleds.


Community Events


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

Benefit fish fry is planned
S VFW Post 9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W. 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. Activi-
ties 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 services 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 taxpayers 60 years old or older. Please bring last year's
tax return, all W-2s, 1099s, interest, dividend, broker and Social
Security statements for 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 informa-
tion, call Neile Foreman, district coordinator, at (863) 357-1694.

UF/IFAS plans career fair
The University of Florida/IFAS Environmental Management
Career Fair will be held Tuesday, April 18, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the University 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 increase
ing greatly. For information, contact Kim Wilson by calling (772)
468-3922, ext. 126; or, by e-mail at kswilson@ifas.ufl.edu.

Driver safety course planned
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, April 22, and
Saturday, April 29, at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.,
from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. You do not have to be an AARP
member or have AARP auto insurance to attend. All seniors 55 and
over are invited. Consult your auto insurance agent for your three-
year discount upon class completion. For information, contact the
instructor, Mrs. Bryan, at (863) 763-0351. The cost of the class is
$10, and must be paid by check only.

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. If you are a mem-
ber of a class from 1960-1969 you are invited to attend. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-6464 or (863) 763-8865.

Main Street board nominations sought
Faye Huffman will be accepting nominations for all board posi-
tions on the Okeechobee Main Street until April 26. For information,
contact Ms. Huffm-" at (863' ""' '1054.


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 Okeechobee
Chamber, 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 am. 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) 462-
5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come down and talk to us. Activ-
ities are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is a free service to sen-
iors age 60 and over.

Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are now taking prepaid
orders for a limited edition 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24
karat gold on brass and includes a numbered certificate and historical
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) 763-2829; 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 Collabora-
tive Council) is sponsoring a Summer Activity Guide for children. The
intent of this guide is to inform parents and childre-t 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 intheschool district in early May.
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 eli-
gible. 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 contact
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.

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 Wilma Dis-
aster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red Cross receipt.


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 9-1-1activated for participants. If you
have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop them off
at their administrative office at 4134 U.S. 441 N.
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 recipients 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.

Church offers program for families
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. will hold
classes on Tuesday momings 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 information or to
register, call Angela at (863) 763-4021.

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 StreetT-i s year's cantata will be
Three- Days," heated 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 study sessions --
The First UJnited Methodist Church,7200 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 Dawson. For information or to register, call (863)
763-4021.

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.

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 avol-
unteer to become the director and a board member of The Clothes Clos-
et. 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.


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IPLiblic Notice


Public Notice







14 The Okeechobee News, Friday, March 24, 2006


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