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Vol. 95 No. 86 Monday, March 27, 2006 50N Plus tax


Inside
Plant Jatropha
for landscape color
"What's killing my plant?"
he asked. "Actually there is
hardly anything that can both-
er your plant", I responded,
and gave him a few pointers
on the finer art of soaping up
mealybugs. Last week's office
visitor and a recent plant pro-
file from Yard Doc Carol Bailey
helped to suggest that I put
together a summary about a
great plant for local Florida
Yards, Jatropha.
Jatropha is an evergreen
shrub that has lots of butterfly-
attracting red flowers, yet it
requires little care once estab-
lished in the landscape.
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Ferrell: Law Enforcement Officer of the Year


Planners face


a busy agenda


IRL driver Dana
dies in crash
HOMESTEAD (AP) Dri-
ver Paul Dana died after a
two-car crash Sunday during
the warm-up for the season-
opening IRL IndyCar Series
race at Homestead-Miami
Speedway .
The other driver, Ed Car-
penter, was awake and alert
at a Miami hospital, IRL offi-
cials said.
Dana, 30, a former motor-
sports journalist with a
degree from Northwestern,
was a rookie who competed
in three IRL races for Ethanol
Hemelgarn Racing last year
with a best finish of 10th in,
the race at Homestead.
The Toyota Indy 300 race
was expected to be run as
scheduled. Bobby Rahal, co-
owner of Rahal Letterman
Racing for which Dana was
to race this season, said the
team's other two cars driv-
en by Danica' Patrick and
Buddy Rice -will be pulled
out of the race.
Dana's wife, Tonya, was in
Indianaplolis, where, the cou-
ple lived, and was notified of
her husband's death while
attending a church service.
Sports, Page 5

Drought Index
Current: 399
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.72 feet


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

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Okeechobee News'Audrey Blackwell
Corporal Paul Ferrell (left) was recently named Law Enforcement Officer of the Year in
recognition of his nearly 13 years of consistently performing a job well done. said Okee-
chobee Sheriff Paul May (right).

Corporal honored by Sheriff MlVay


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News ,
Corporal Paul Ferrell of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) was named,Law
Enforcement Officer of the Year
at the Law and Order Awards
ceremony held at the Elks Lodge
in December.
He was one of several OCSO
staff members honored.
The honor recognizes Cpl. Fer-
rell as a good and faithful servant
to the community he has been
serving for the last 12.5years.
"This.award was given to Cpl.
Ferrell not for one particular
thing, but for more than 12 years
of faithful service. He has per-
formed every duty well," said
OCSO Sheriff Paul May.
Notwithstanding the years of
dedication that led to the award,
highlights of his career are worth
mentioning.
Cpl. Ferrell is a member of the
Special Response Team (S.RT),
which correlates to the S.WA.T.
teams of other locales, and As a
part of the Dive Team that recov-.
ers crime scene evidence from
Lake Okeechobee and surround-


ing rivers and streams.
In addition, Cpl. Ferrell partici-
pated in some major, law
enforcement incidents, some as
recent as this past summer. In
one case, he helped capture two
armed and dangerous suspects
in Fort Drum who were wanted
for murder in Indian River Coun-
ty. In another case, he went face-,
to-face with an armed man.
Sheriff May commended the
work of Cpl. Ferrell and the rest
of the six-man SRT that appre-
hended the two men.
"It could have been bad;,
both men were heavily armed
- one with an assault rifle, the
other with a hand gun," Sheriff-
May explained. '
The entire SRT received a spe-
cial recognition at the awards
ceremony as a commendation
from the department.
As for the latter incident, Sher-
iff May said, "This happened to
this young man and he was pre-
pared, did what he had to do,
and justice and right prevailed.
As always in the past, he did his
job well. After this incident, this
young man showed remarkable
calmness and courage."


Cpl. Ferrell was named for the
prestigious award by his peers, a
telling indication of the respect
he has earned among his fellow
workers.
"His fellow deputies voted for
who they thought should receive
this award, and he was the over-
whelming favorite. I could not
agree more," Sheriff May said.
Winning awards for good
work is a repeat performance for
the young corporal. He started
working at the OCSO at age 19,
going full time at age 20 as a
detention deputy. During that
- time, he was named Correction-
al Officer of the Year.
He worked diligently and
always pursued the next rung on
the ladder. He worked toward
road patrol as a deputy sheriff,
and this soon became a reality.
What followed was a series of
advancements that led him to
the S.R.T., traffic homicide inves-
tigations and a promotion to the
supervisory rank of corporal.
"I've been fortunate," -Cpl.
Ferrell said with a humble atti-
tude.
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By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Several requests for variances
to the land development code,
changes in the city's land use
map, and zoning changes are all
on tap for City of Okeechobee
planning board members at their
meeting Tuesday, March 28.
Of the four variance requests
slated, one will be recommend-
ed for denial to the Board of
Adjustment by James LaRue, city
planner. CBC Management Cor-
poration is asking for a variance
of four feet within a 10-foot set-
back for property at 110 N.W.
Third St. Mr. LaRue's report states
that the applicant wants to build
a new commercial office build-
ing that will require a fire escape
stairway. He said the applicant
may be able to resolve the con-
ditions of Ihe \% ajiance request.
Mr. LaRue will recommend
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requests as follows:
Kimberly Anderson, South-
east Eighth Street, to allow a sin-
gle-family (SF) home to be built
on a lot 70 feet wide, which varies
from the 75-foot requirement;
Randy Whaley, 1416 S.W
Third Ave., to allow construc-
tion of a single-family home on
a 50-foot wide lot with a total
area of 6,650 square feet when
the zoning district requires a
minimum lot width of 75 feet
and minimum total area of
10,000 square feet; and,
Inez Shank, 300 S.W Sec-
ond St., to allow a car wash
within the commercial business
zoning district.
The Land Planning Agency
will consider five requests for
changes in land use designa-
tions. A sixth request from A
Child's World Childcare and
Preschool, Inc. will be tabled, as

See Planners Page 2


Volunteer honored posthumously


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Gary "Pops" Canaveri posthu-
mously received the Firefighter of
the Year award at the annual Elks
Lodge Law and Order Night.
This award is normally given to
a full-time firefighter, but this year it
went to volunteer. To say that Mr.
Canaveri was "just" a volunteer
would not do justice to the work
this man did for the community.
Gary Canaveri loved life and
he loved people. Many years ago.
he devoted his life to serving his
community. He became a fire-
fighter for the Ft. Lauderdale Fire
Department. He was also. an
active member of the Masonic
Lodge, reaching the distinguished
position as Master of the Lodge.
After a long, distinguished
career in Ft. Lauderdale, Gary
and his wife Judy retired to Okee-
chobee. Most people slow down
when they retire. But that was
not the case with Mr. Canaveri.
He gravitated back to his love of
helping the public, and became a
volunteer member of the Okee-


chobee County Fire Rescue.
He was a local and national
volunteer for the American Red
Cross. Then, as though all these
good deeds were not enough for
Mr. Canaveri, he stepped onto
the field and into the hearts of the
Brahman football team as their
volunteer trainer.
Mr. Canaveri gave his all to
Okeechobee and was active in
the community until his sudden,
unexpected death on Oct. 31.
Friends, family and members of
the community turned out to
honor Mr. Canaveri. The Brah-
man football team attended his.
funeral service in uniform.
"It meant so much to the fam-.
ily to have 'the entire football
team attend the service in uni-
form," said Mrs. Canaveri.
Karl Holtkamp, afire medicwith
the Okeechobee County Fire/Res-
cue Department wrote the eulogy
to Mr. Canaveri that was printed in
his funeral service program.
"Gary, better known as Pops
was a friend to all of us. He had a
heart that gave and gave, which
is why there are so many gath-


ered here today to show their
respect to him and his family
who graciously shared him with
us. Gary was all about giving
what he could. He was dedicated
to helping us at Fire/Rescue even
when it kept him away from his
family. I think that during our
busy season he would put in
more working hours at the sta-
tion than the full-time personnel.
"There were some busy days
when I would finally make it
back fo the station or get a
chance to talk to him on the
scene. He would say, 'Boy, am I
going to be in trouble when I get
home!' There was either family at
the house visiting, Judy hard at
work waiting for dinner to come
to her, the to-do list at home, or
cooking dinner so it would be
ready for Judy when she got
home. We would laugh a little
knowing that his real boss at
home understood all the time he
gave us. I know that Judy's heart
had to be as big as Gary's to give

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Benefit set up for Smalls family
OKEECHOBEE An account has been established at Big Lake
,, National Bank to help the Smalls family.
Mrs. Smalls and her three children were killed in an automo-
- bile.accident Wednesday, Dec. 21.
To donate, simply go to Big Lake National Bank and say you
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Loans help replace storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE -- The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc.
has received $500,000 for the HOME Again Loan Program, which
helps homeowners with replacement of their hurricane damaged
or destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will help applicants who meet the
following criteria:
You owned your home in Okeechobee County and it was
your primary residence during hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in
2004.
You have been unable to fix your home due to a lack of
insurance or other assistance.
e 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 --
.. o -. $42,850; and, eight persons -- $45,500.
Interviews for applications for this program are by appoint-
ment only. To make an appointment for an interview, call Jessie
-. Vazquez at (863) 467-5525. The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing
Inc. office is open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.


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


Project HOPE offers counseling
OKEECHOBEE -- People who have been displaced to Okee-
chobee due to Hurricane Katrina. can contact Project HOPE
(Helping Our People in Emergencies), 1600 S.W Second Ave., at
(863)634-1410, for crisis counseling and referral to various agen-
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will the rezoning request for this
enterprise.
Mr. LaRue is expected,to deny,
recommending approval of two
requests, one for Jorge and Stella
Fulleda to change property at 602
S.E. 10th Ave. from SF to multi-fam-
ily (MF); the other for Mark Brandel
for property at 309 N.E. Sixth Ave.
from SF to commercial (C).
The city planner will recommend
approval of the remaining three land
use change requests as follows:
James E. Fraser, III, property
at 1108 S.W. Second Ave., to.
change from SF to C to allow the
owner to operate a commercial'
real estate enterprise;
Steven L. Dobbs to land use.
for the south half of lot 5, all of lot 6
of block 8 in South Okeechobee
from SF to C to allow construction
ofa MF development; and,


Susan Sevier-Sullivan, 804
S.W. Second Ave., South Okee-
chobee, from SF to C to allow the
property to be used as office space.
The Planning Board will consid-
er three rezoning requests. Mr.
LaRue will- hot recommend the
request for Mr. Brandel's property
at 309 N.E. Sixth Ave. for a zoning
change from SF to light commer-
cial, largely because the entire sur-
rounding area is SF and the city
planner recommends remaining
consistent with current zoning.
Mr. LaRue will recommend
approval of the request from
James E. Fraser, III for property at
1108 S.W Second Ave. to change
from SF to commercial profession-
al office (CPO) to allow the owner
to use the property as an office.
The city planner is expected to
recommend approval Of the
request from Susan Sevier-Sullixan,
804 S.W. Second Ave., South Okee-
chobee to rezone from SF to CPO
to allow the property to be used as
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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 histori-
cal information. Each ornament is $15. All proceeds from th'e 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 Collab-
orative Council) is sponsoring a Summer Activity Guide for children.
The intent of this guide is to inform parents and children about 'local
services and activities to keep all children safe supervised and active
this summer. Some organizations have volunteered to sponsor this
booklet so you can promote your program for free: To include your
summer program in the guide, call Sharon Vinson, Shared Services
Network facilitator, at (863) 462-5000, ext.257. A copy of this activity
guide will go home with every child in the school district in early May.

CAP looking for senior members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Aux-
iliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and cadets
are being recruited for the unit,. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18
are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and
provide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil
Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet pro-
grams. Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish
these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior
member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Opera-
tions 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
Disaster 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 .9-1-1 activated 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 recip-
ients 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 pre-
miums 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 mornings from 10 until 11:30 a.m. for parents and
pre-school children. The curriculum will explore God's word through
activity centers. There will also be a special class for parents. For infor-
mation or to register, call Angela at (863) 763-4021.

Parenting classes are offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be presenting parent-
ing education classes starting in March. All pregnant women and par-
ents are encouraged to attend. For specific dates, information and to
register for the class call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.

Cantata rehearsals continuing
The Okeechobee Community Choir, under the direction of Sandy
Perry, will hold rehearsals each Sunday from 3 until 5 p.m. for their sev-
enth annual Easter Cantata. The rehearsals will be held at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second Street. This year's cantata
will be 'Three Days," created by Camp Kirkland and Debra Craig-Claar.
The cantata 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 United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., is offering
a short term study program. The Forty-Sixty is based on Discipleship
Resources literature by Richard H. Gentzler, Jr. and Craig Kennet Miller.
The study will take place each Tuesday from 6:45 until 7:45 p.m. at the
church. The study is open to everyone, and will be led by Rev. Bruce
Simpson and Rev. Jim Dawson. For information or to register, call
(863) 763-4021.


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Terrific kids
South Elementary School is pleased to announce the names of the following students
who received the Student of the Week-Terrific Kids Awards for March 3, 2006. Kiwanis
Club member, Frank Irby was on hand to present the awards to: Rick Willet, Keegan Sar-
ros, Jose Olvera, Ashton Coffey, Jennifer Fairtrace, Arianna Colon, Malcolm Williams,
Clay Rogers, Maricela Bucio, Maribell Garcia, Ge'orge Cezarin, Shelbie Longberry, Daniel
Willet, Blaine Fulwider, Ruth Palacios, Alexis Restituyo, Graciela Martinez, Sean Chauhan,
Trenton Hickman, Crisslin Wooley, Jacob Wandrum, Kolby Golliher, Jonathan Ritter, Gel-
bresha Pickens, Flora Olvera, Jessica Suit, Scarlett Viers, Stephon Williams, Austin
McDaniels, Wade Eubanks and RaShin Williams.


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Learning money management
Corey Millington, Elena Lelchuk, Carle Albert, and Jennifer Womble, undergraduate stu-
dents of Florida Atlantic University, gave a money management presentation to Corner-
stone Home Educators of Okeechobee. Students learned the value of saving their monpy,
and they learned about investing in stocks, bonds, and CDs. They were also taught how
to write a check and balance a checkbook. This presentation was held at the First Baptist
Church Recreation Outreach Center on Thursday, March 16.


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Students of the Week
South Elementary School is proud to announce the names of the following students who
received the Student of the Week-Terrific Kids Awards for'the week of March 10, 2006.
Kiwanis Club member, Paul Mitchell was kind enough to present the award certificates to
the following students: Michelle LaRowe, Julia Dupree, Veronica Parsons, Keaton White,
Colby Burke, Autumn Baggett, Savannah Goggans, Hannah Goostree, Jonathan Aldridge,
Alex Figuera, Dax Garcia, Jordan Hickman, Masie Trent, Trisha Lara, Kerstin Brown Chan-
dler Varnadore, Madisyn Hubbard, Nathon Campbell, Iris Juarez, Andrea Sauro, C.J.
Sheffield, Johnny Ramos, Colton McCreary, Brandon Ball, Zane Morehead, Michael Rus-
sell, Carlos Hernandez, Tyler Milrot, DaTron Smith, Savannah Neese, Damien Snowball
and Sedrick Henderson.

Obituary


Everett'Hub' Boney
Everett "Hub" Boney, age 88, of
Lorida, died Friday, March 24, 2006,
at his residence. He was born May.
4, 1917, in Lorida, the son of Archie
and Henrietta Bloom Boney. Mr.
Boneywas a lifelong resident and a .
rancher in Highlands County. He
was a member of the First Baptist
Church of Lorida, the Cattleman's
Association, Charter member of
the Lorida Lions Club, was the first
president of the Great Lorida Com-
munity Club, and in the early
1940's he was the All-Around Cow-
boy at the Arcadia Rodeo.


Mr. Boney is' survived by: his
wife of 63 years, Bonnie; daughter,
Elsie Ann Smith of Lorida; sisters,
Martha Jane Waldron of Trenton
and May Billings of Kissimmee;
two grandchildren; and, five great
grandchildren. ,
The family will receive friends
Tuesday, March 28, 2006, from 5
until 8 p.m., at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held
Wednesday, March 29, 2006,-at.2
p.m., in the Stephenson-Nelson
Chapel with Reverend'Marcus Mar-
shall, Reverend Randy Mitchell and
Reverend Mike Hill, all officiating.


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Contributions may be given in
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By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
"What's killing my plant?" he
asked. "Actually there is hardly
anything that can bother your
plant", I responded, and gave
him a few pointers on the finer
art of soaping up mealybugs.
Last week's office visitor and a
recent plant profile from Yard
Doc Carol Bailey helped to sug-
gest that I put together a summa-
ry about a great plant for local
Florida Yards, Jatropha.
Jatropha is an evergreen
shrub that has lots of butterfly-
attracting red flowers, yet it
requires little care once estab-
lished in the landscape. Howev-
er, -this poinsettia-relative does
have the potential for a bit of
trouble if a child or pet were to
eat the foliage or seed pods that it
produces.
Peregrina, Spanish for a
female pilgrim, is sometimes
given as a common name for this
plant, while Fire-Cracker and
Spicy Jatropha are also used to
refer to this attractive ornamen-
tal. Most of the nurseries where I
have seen it in stock call this plant
Jatropha [ja-TROE-fuh] when
they 'are referring to Jatropha
integerrima. UF Horticultural tax-
onomist Dr. Bejan Dehgan notes
that there is a variety "hastata"
and a cultivar "Compacta",
which will be smaller in size.
Another related ornamental
plant is known as Coral Plant
(Jatropha multifida) that has
deeply divided leaves that look a
bit like the infamous Cannabis
plant, but the'Jatropha has red
flowers. There are over a hun-
dred other Jatropha species.
Whatever it is called, this.


UNIVERSITY OF
FLORIDA
IFAS EXTENSION
Cuban native can grow to about
10 feet tall anc can be equally
wide, but it is likely to be smaller
around here when frost nips it.
back. It retains its dark-green
foliage all year. The fiddle-shaped
leaves are vaguely reminiscent of
the colorful bracts of the poinset-
tia plant because they sometimes
show small lobes or points,on
the leaf margins.
The flower clusters of this Jat-
ropha are a brilliant scarlet red,
or sometimes pink in color. Each
individual flower has star-shaped
(5 pointed) petals with small yel-
low flower parts. But there's
something unusual about this
plant the male and female
flowers grow in separate bloom,
clusters, either at different times
or on different parts of the same
plant. It is strongly attractive to
hummingbirds and butterflies,
especially to monarchs, swal-.
lowtails and zebras.
Female flowers that are visited
by bees or caterpillars produce a
seed capsule that is filled with
three smooth speckled seed.
While all parts of this plant con-
tain toxic substances, the round-
ed seed contain more of these
poisons. I'd suggest that the
small developing seed pods be
trimmed off before they mature
to reduce the chances that some-
body or something would eat
them. Please don't plant it if
there is a chance that it would be
eaten by unsuspecting garden.
visitors.
This medium fast-growing


plant grows and blooms best in
hot, sunny, dry locations. The
soil must be well drained. It is a
very drought tolerant plant once
established, and will not require
watering in your Florida Yard. It
tends to thin if over-watered, and
does not have any tolerance for
salts.
According to "Yard Doc
Carol", Jatropha should be used
where the constant bloom can
be enjoyed up-close. It is superb
as a patio or container tree, and
does well in buffer strips and in
small scale urban landscapes
where larger trees would over-
whelm the planting. The natural
shape is often open, so prune,
while young.to encourage strong
branches and a good structure
for wind resistance.
The Peregrina plant is not a
plant for formal hedges, does not
like to be sheared. Use it as an
accent plant. Use of a balanced
slow-release fertilizer two to four
times per year may improve the
plant's appearance, and don't
forget to mulch underneath to
reduce weeds.' There are few
insect pests that cool bother Jat-
ropha; and the few mealybugs
that our office visitor had on his
plant would not slow it down in a
Florida Yard.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee. web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on Jatropha, please email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
.us at 863-763-6469. Local -resi-
dents can stop by our office at
458 Hwy 98 North in Okee-
chobee, and visit our Okee-
chobee County Master Garden-
ers from 1 until 5 p.m. on
Tuesday afternoons.


Acceler8 meeting set for March 30


The South Florida Water Man-
agement District will .hold a'
Water Resource Advisory Com-
mission (WRAC) Issues Work-
shop meeting on Thursday,
March 30.
The purpose of this meeting
will be to discuss the preliminary
design of the Everglades Agricul-
tural Area Storage Reservoir A-1
project -' a component of the
Acceler8 Program and
encourage, and provide an
opportunity for public participa-
tion.
The meeting will be from 6.
until 7:30 p.m. at the South Flori-
da Water Management District B-
1 'Auditorium, 3301 Gun. Club
Road, in West Palm Beach. An
open house will be held prior to.
the meeting, from 5:30 until. 6
p.m.
The EAA Storage Reservoir A-
1 project -is an above-ground
reservoir for water storage, with
a capacity of 16,700 acre-feet at.a
maximum depth of 12 feet. The
purpose of this project is to cap-
ture, move and store regulatory
releases from Lake Okeechobee,
reducing the number/volume of
harmful discharges to coastal
estuaries; capture, move and
store agricultural storrrwater
runoff, reducing the need for
emergency flood control back
pumpFiIgi. into Lake, Okee-
. chobee, improve operational'
flexibility to move water within
'the EAA, including flow equal-
ization and optimization of
Stormwater Treatment Area per-
formance to 'further reduce
phosphorus inflows to the Ever-
glades; and, improve flood pro-
tection for lands adjacent to
Bolles and Cross canals.


For additional information
regarding this meeting, please
contact Renee DeSantis at (561)
682-6844 or 242-5520, ext. 4075;
or, at rdesanti@sfwmd.gov.
For information on the Accel-


er8' program and to review, the
Basis of Design Report (BODR)
on the Everglades Agricultural
Area A-1 project please visit the
Acceler8 website at www.ever-
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Community Events

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.

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

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Rauler-
son Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for
seniors at the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and blue-
grass and gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center
would like to expand its activities to groups that would like to play
board games, card games and bingo. If anyone is 'interested or has
any ideas, contact Sheila at (863) 462-5100 or Debbie at (863) 462-
5183, or just come down and talk to us. Activities are held from
11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is a free service to seniors age 60 and
over.

Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are now taking pre-
paid orders for a limited edition 2006 Christmas ornament. .The
ornament is 24 karat gold on brass and includes a numbered certifi-
cate 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 Col-
laborative Council) is sponsoring a Summer Activity Guide for chil-
dren. The intent of this guide is to inform parents and children
about local services and activities to keep all children safe, super-
vised and active this summer. Some organizations-have volunteered
to sponsor this booklet so you can promote your program for free.
To include your summer program in the guide, call Sharon Vinson,
Shared Services Network facilitator, at (863) 462-5000, ext.257. A
copy of this activity guide will go home with every child in the
school district in early May.

CAP looking for senior members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 463 currently has 26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Yuths) be rv e'en ihe .ages
of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are tnded to,administer
the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The thre 'miain nmi,.-
sions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace edu-i
cation and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side
by side to accomplish these missions. 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 Okee-
chobee 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 Disaster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red
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Upcoming Events

Monday
Narcotics Anonymous meets every Monday at 7 p.m. for an open dis-
cussion meeting at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road,
in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-
5474.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Children's
Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m. The orienta-
tion is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okeechobee County.
This meeting requires no RSVP and is a question/answer forum. It will be
at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information,
call the Foster Care Program at 1-(800) 403-9311.
Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., 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 mili-
tary 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 from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who are
either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other women's
issues are also addressed. One support group is held every Wednesday
at 5 p.m: in the Okeechobee County Health Department auditorium, 1728
N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call Irene Luck at (863) 763-0202. The
other support group is held each Thursday at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Mission-
ary Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For'information, call Shirlean Gra-
ham at (863) 763-2893.
Thursday *
Farmer's Market every Thursday from 4 until 7:30 p.m. in Flagler Park.
For information, call (863) 357-MAIN; (863) 763-2225; or, (863) 697-3110.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863).763-6510 or (863)
467-5261.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet:from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis anhdthe public
are welcome: For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. will hold weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Social Security Administration Office hours are from 9 a.m. until
noon at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a Second Lan-
guage classes are held from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday
at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring:for an ill family member is welcome. The
group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for care-
givers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meetings
are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-
2321.



Community Events

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 oh Saturday, April 15, from 3 until 10 p.m.
Activities will include a barbecue, Easter egg hunt, Chinese auction
and a horseshoe tournament. There will also be live entertain-
ment. For information, call (863) 467-2483 or (561) 236-8990;
Free tax counseling service offered
AARP-Taxaide will be available each Monday and Tuesday
beginning through April 17 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the Ameri-
can Legion Post #62, 501 S.E. Second St. This service is a free, vol-
unteer 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, bro-
ker and Social Security statements for 2005. Picture ID, Social Secu-
rity card and birth dates are required for everyone that is to be listed
on the return. A blank check for direct deposit of refund is also
required. AARP-Taxaide does not do state income tax returns. For
information, call Neile Foreman, district coordinator, at (863) 357-
1694. V

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
increasing greatly. For information, contact Kim Wilson by calling
(772) 468-3922, ext. 126; or, by e-mail atkswilson@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.

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 informa-
tion, contact Ms. Huffman at (863) 697-2054.


Community Events

School board hosts 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 Kenworthy 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 Fitness
Center, 916 W North Park St., on Monday, March 27, at 5:30 p.m. For
information, call (863) 763-4320.

Dining with the Doctor
Dr. Leland Heller will be the speaker, Tuesday, March 28, at 5
p.m. at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441. For more information
call (863) 763-2151.

Early learning group to meet
The audit grievance committee of the Early Learning Coalition of
Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will meet Tuesday,
March 28, at 3 p.m. at the One Stop Career 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 Consejo
Consultivo para la escuela, martes, el 28 de marzo, a las 4 p.m., van
a juntar en el biblioteca. Todo el public etan envitados de asistir.

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

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

Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the
EHEAP Program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over.
Call Kim 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 Dayplanned
The Fort Dui-in Community Chij Ch, .:'415 U S. 441 N., will host
the 14th annual Fort Drum Day Celitraltin'o n Saturday and Suni
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.m. 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 wel-
come. 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, Pailette Whipple at (863) 467-2487 or Regina Hamrick at
(863) 763-8865.

Sorority meeting is planned
. The Beta Sigma Phi Theta Omicron Sorority meeting will be held
Tuesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at The Stitchin'
Post, 620 S, Parrot Ave. For information, call (863) 763-1811.

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 on U.S. 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.

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
cabbage, 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
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.

Coalition slates meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will hold an open
general membership meeting Tuesday, April 11 at 11:30 am. at the
Church of the Nazarene Fellowship Hall, 425 S.W 28 St. RSVP for
lunch by Friday, April 7,.by calling (863) 763-9800 or (863) 697-4903.


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Fast pitch softball
meeting is scheduled
There will be a meeting for
anyone interested in playing fast
pitch softball at a very competi-
tive level at the high school soft-
ball field on March 27 at 6:30
p.m.
Age groups will include: 18 &
under, 16 & under, 14 & under,
12 & under and 8 & under. -
For information, contact Kim
Hargraves at (863) 634-6322.

Bass tournament
aids V Foundation
The third annual Russ Bring-,
ger Memorial Fishing Tourna-
ment 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 can-
cer research.
There will be fun, food and
prize giveaways.
For information, contact Herb
or Kim Bringger at (863) 763-
1035 or (863.) 634-4525.

Monster truck event
combines bull riding
Southern Monster Truck
Showdown, Inc. will combine
bull riding and monster trucking
* into one large event when they
come to the Cattlemen's Arena
on Friday, April 7, and Saturday,
April 8.
Gates will open at 6 p.m. for a
one hour "meet and greet" party.
All of the cowboys and monster
truck drivers will be on hand for
autographs and pictures prior to
the actual event at 8 p.m.
General admission is $14.
Junior (ages 6-12) admission is
$10 and children 5 years old and
under are free.
For information visit'
www.southernmonstertruck-
showdown.com.


Agri-women's group
skeet shoot is planned
The Florida Agri-women have
announced that their inaugural
skeet shoot event will take place
May 13 at Quail Creek Planta-
tion, 1907 N.E. 224th St.
Station sponsorships and sin-
gle shooter tickets are available.
For information, call Dianne
Spann at (863) 634-3327.

Basketball camp
taking applications
Final applications are now
being evaluated for the Ten Star
All-Star Summer Basketball
Camp for boys and girls between
the ages of 10 and 19.
The camp is by invitation
only.
Players from. 50 states and
189 foreign countries attended
the 2005 camp.
Camp locations include, but
are not limited to: Babson Park;
Gainesville, Ga.; Hickory, N.C.;
and, Lebanon, Tenn.
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Law and Order Awards


Corporal
Continued From Page 1
He credits much of his success
to his fellow workers who are like
his family, and to his wife, Melissa.
"I didn't get to thank her at the
awards ceremony, but she is 90
percent of what I do," he said.
He added that she has always
stood behind him without com-
plaint, even when he has had to
spend long days, weeks and
months away from home as hap-,
pened with the 2004 hurricanes.
"She never griped or com-


plained," he said.
He and Melissa have a little girl,
Hannah, age 4.
Cpl. Ferrell said that in this line
of work, he and his wife are always
aware of the possibility of danger.
"You just go on and do your
work. This line of work is a calling.
You don't do it for the pay or for the
long hours. You do it because you
enjoy it and get to see the fruits of
your'labor," he said.
As for his coworkers, Cpl. Fer-
rell said he spends as much time
on the job as he does at home with
his family.
"You develop a relationship ... a
bond with all of us here ... as broth-


ers and sisters. And it's nice to know
you have a sheriff who cares for the
department. and cares for the
employees as well. It's a tremen-
dous thing to have," Cpl. Ferrell said.
In addition to praising Cpl. Fer-
rell for his dedication and excellent
work, Sheriff May said he wanted
to give a personal thanks to Tom
Elmore of the local Elks Lodge.
"I want to thank him for taking
the time to put on this awards cere-
mony and recognizing these peo-
ple," he said.
Editor's Note: For more on the
Law and Order Awards Ceremo-
ny, please see page 7.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Sergeant Billy Ellerbee was named the 2005 Corrections Officer of the Year at the annual
Law and Order Night hosted by the Okeechobee Elks Lodge. Sgt. Ellerbee is a corrections
officer at the Okeechobee County Jail.

Corrections Officer of Year is good guy


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
"You can just tell he is a good
guy," said Okeechobee County Jail
Administrator Ronnie White of the
2005 Okeechobee County Correc-
tions Officer of the Year Sergeant
Billy Ellerbee.
"He is a good person who lis-
tens to his staff and leads them in
'the right direction," added Mr.
White.
Mr. White described Sgt. Eller-
bee as a family man. He said the
sergeant has a second job of cut-
ting grass and when he is not at the
jail or cutting grass, he is spending
time with his children. In fact, on
the night Sgt. Ellerbee was inter-
viewed by the Okeechobee News,
he was late to work because of a
soccer game.
Sgt. Ellerbee supervises 10 cor-
rections officers on the 7 p.m. to 7
a.m. shift at the Okeechobee
County Jail.


It is obvious from their com-r
ments that his subordinates have a
great deal of respect for him and
enjoy working for him. They all
seem to work together in harmony.
,As a testimony of his popularity, Mr.
White said there is a vacancy on
the day shift, but none of the
sergeant's people want to transfer
to the day shift.
Sgt. Ellerbee has been a correc-
tions officer since 1990. Before
then he was a heavy equipment
operator but, because Of summer
rainfall, the work was not steady.
Therefore, he became a correc-
tions officer. After 15 years, he has
no regrets about his career change.
Sgt. Ellerbee started his correc-
tions care'ran BelleiGlade and then
helped to .pen the Okeechobee
Correctional Institution. In August
of 2000, he came to the Okee-
chobee County Jail. He attended
basic recruit class in 1990 and since
then has attended several other


training courses.
"You are continually chal-
lenged," he said of his job.
When asked what he enjoys
most about the job Sgt. Ellerbee
said without hesitation, "The peo-
ple. A good crew makes thejob
easy. I've got a good crew."
If a staff member comes to him
with a problem, he tries his best to
help them. He said he has worked
for bad supervisors and he remem-
bers that.
."I always said I Would never do
them the way I was done," he said.
Sgt. Ellerbee strives to make his
staff feel like they are wanted and
needed. The way to keep morale
high, according to Sgt. Ellerbee, is
to show them that you care.
"If someone makes a mistake
rather than get, mad, show themrn
how to fix it," he said.
He and his wife Stacey have
three children Brenda, 15, Chad,
11, and Blake, 6.


Volunteer
Continued From Page 1
him up to us as. much as she did
and that is why they loved each
other so.
"Everyone that I work with was
amazed Pops had only been with
us for five years when we thought'
about how much he had done for
us. Many times it would seem as
though he was our only volunteer.
When most of our volunteers were
working, Pops would be available
and be our savior with a tanker of
water, running anywhere to get
repairs of a truck, picking up back-
boards from out of town, bringing
the Red Cross truckwith drinks and
food at calls or training.
"He was so dedicated and
knew that we depended on him -
that he would let us know if he was
going on vacation, going out of town
for dinner or was just unavailable so
we would know he was not going to
be available. His love for the service
was so great that he was stiltaking
the time to gain more knowledge
about the service at a time when
most people are trying to retire.
"If love and dedication to the
service were his strengths, he
would be able to give Lance Arm-
strong a run for his money. If any-
thing could be passed on from
Pops it should be his passion for
serving everyone. I, being a teacher
of the service, feel that if half of
Pops' passion could be passed on
to students in the-fire and rescue
service, our community would be
protected by the most passionate
caregivers in the world.
"There is no possible way to
describe or tell all that Gary did for
us at Fire Rescue, but I can tell you
that we are all better people for
having the opportunity to work by'
his side at Fire/Rescue."'
Okeechobee Fire Rescue Chief
Nick Hopkins nominated Mr.
Canaveri for this award.
"He will be sorely missed by
Fire/Rescue and by me personally.
He was active and always willing to
do extra things besides helping


Submitted to Okeechobee News/Judy Canaverl
Judy Canaveri accepted the Firefighter of the Year award on
behalf of her late husband, Gary Canaveri.


with calls such as driving all the
way to the coast to pick up a part
for one of our trucks and bringing
food and drinks to calls for our fire-
fighters," said Chief Hopkins. "He
worked very closely with me and
coordinated efforts whenever
needed. He was the president of
the volunteer organization. He
would help me with new Volunteer
candidates and interviews.
"Because he was retired, he
was one of our most active volun-
teers. He had retired young enough
to be active and was totally dedicat-
ed to helping others. You know
how they say that no one is irre-
placeable. Well, in this case, that is
not true. Pops is totally irreplace-
able," he added.
Chief Hopkins cared so much
for Mr. Canaveri that he came out
of retirement as a minister to pre-,
side over Mr. Canaveri's funeral.
"Mr. Canaveri was officially a
disaster volunteer. But he was far
more than that to us. There was
nothing to small or mundane for
him," said Candice Pope, youth
coordinator for the local chapter of


the American Red Cross. "He
would do things no one else want-
ed to do. He was also a national
volunteer. During Hurricane
Charley he traveled throughout
Florida driving the emergency
response vehicle. He was such a
great guy. We are going to miss
him so much. It will be impossible
to replace him. There will never be
anyone so dedicated to helping
others as Mr. Canaveri.
"It was incredibly touching to
see the high school football team at
his service in uniform to show their
respect for Mr. Canaveri," she con-
cluded.
Okeechobee High School head
football coach Chris Branham said
even though his time with the team
was short, he touched people in a
way that willlasta lifetime.
P6ps'was'with us for about
three weeks. It was amazing how a
persohrwith his personality 'and
character could touch the hearts of
those around him in such a short
time. He was special to our team,"
said coach Branham.


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Law and Order Awards


Volunteer
By Pete Gawda hac
Okeechobee News mil
"I felt it was time to let the are
young guys go charging into fires," de!p
said Ricky Holt after serving for 35 ans
years as a fireman. ow
"If I can't give 110 percent, I
don't want to be involved," he had
added, noting that his business spa
was requiring more time. ma
The 2005 Firefighter of the Year fire
said he grew up in the fire depart-
ment, starting in 1969 when he fight
was 18 years old. He served under dep
Fire Chief Olen Godwin. inch
Current Fire Chief Herb Smith thai
said he nominated Mr. Holt f6r the ers.
honor because he wanted Mr. Holt use
to know that all his years of service trud
were appreciated. He added that me
Mr. Holt has always been fun to be in t
around and called him "a real sta-
ble kind of guy" who had seen it rais
all. she
Serving as a firefighter was Mr. fight
Holt's way of giving to the commu- Nat
nity. He said his parents taught him mo
to give back while a lot of people tior
take and don't give back. Mr. Holt fire
said he was also taught to give an .
honest days work for an honest pat
day's pay. fight
As a firefighter, he was taught to wo
improvise, make the best ofasitua- stat
tion and think on his feet. Those unt
traits have helped him to make the
right decisions in life. fire
Things have changed a lot since leave
1969. Then, the fire department tioi
had only two trucks a 1948 Ford i
pumper and a brushfire truck. The fighl
department had two paid firefight- dre
ers and about 25 volunteers. At that Bui
time, there was no county fire/res- on
cue and the city fire department S.W


firefighter
d to cover the entire 700 square offices and
es of Okeechobee County. fighters pra
Unlike today, when all fire calls various sce
dispatched through the police whichmadc
)artment, firefighters had to One day
wer the telephone and do their man the fir
n dispatching. of the depa
In those days firefighters also woods fire
A to be mechanics. They kept Road, in th
ire parts on hand and did all the county. Tha
intenance and repairs on their call came ir
trucks. son Building
Today, there are 12 paid fire- Mr. Holt
iters and 10 volunteers. The firefighters f
)artment now has five trucks out by hims
luding the original 1948 Ford was left at tt
t has been restored by firefight- there he sa
It still pumps water but is only fortunately
ed for parades. Repairs to fire smoke cam
cks are made either by the city fluorescentI
chanic or mechanics who work The wor
he private business sector. ber was the
The quota of paid firemen was were three
sed to three in 1970 and, for a few car fire
irt time, Mr. Holt was a paid fire- woods fires
hter before joining the U.S. Army on a train
tional Guard. After his six county. It w
nths active duty military obliga- tions were s
n was over, he returned to the in Texas anc
department as a volunteer, to call for I
Since they did their own dis- Buckhead R
ching, when Okeechobee fire- Sebring.
hters responded to a fire, they' That day
uld leave one person at the fire a solid 24 h
ion. Usually, it was the first vol- to the static
eer to arrive, and fuel up t
When responding to woods One part
s in the county, they would which took
ve one truck to provide protec- trol, was at
h for the city. was located
In Mr. Holt's early days of fire- industrial pa
hting, one of the things firemen caught cow
aded was a fire in the Raulerson ers had to
lding. That building still stands cause a dust
the corner of Park,Street and As a rew
. Fifth Avenue. It housed stores, feed mill too


ends 35-year


apartments. The fire-
acticed responding to
narios at the building,
e the tenants nervous.
y Mr. Holt was left to
e station while the rest
irtment was fighting a
on Dark Hammock
e northern part of the
at is when the dreaded
Sof a fire in the Rauler-
g.-
radioed to his fellow
for backup and headed
self.in the fire truck that
he station. When he got
w a lot of smoke, but
there was no fire. The
ne from the ballast in a
light.
rst day he can remem-
day of 29 fires. There
structure fires; and a
s; the remainder were
s. An overheated brake
set fires all across the
'as very dry and condi-
imilar to the recent fires
d Oklahoma. They had
help from Fort Pierce,
idge and as far away as
the firefighters worked
ours, just coming back
un to grab a sandwich
the trucks.
icularly dangerous fire,
10 or 12 hours to con-
t Hector Feed Mill that
id near the present city
ark. Some burning belts
'feed on fire. Firefight-
be very careful not to
A explosion.'
'ard, the insurer for the
)k the entire fire depart-


Ricky Holt, the City of Ok
Firefighter of the Year, sta
that the department used t
of his career. The truck ha
now used only for parades
ment to a steak dinner at the Ok
chobee Country Club. He shove
them a film of a feed mill fire
presented a demonstration o
dust explosion in a feed mill.
He then used a replica of a f
mill in his demonstration. He pi
spoonful of feedmill dust into
replica, and then pumped a bi
of air into the replica to suspi
the dust in the air. Next, he use
striker for a welding torch to si
spark in the replica. The result
explosion blew, the roof off
replica and up to the ceiling of
country club. It was a dram
way to show what could have h
opened. ,


firefighting career
headed north, he saw more
o Nsmoke. Then he saw a house
enveloped in flames.
There were four small wooden
houses; each with a 100-pound LP
gas tapk. The first house was
already enveloped in flame. That's
s when he got on the radio and said
"Send everything we've got!"
He opened the compartment
that usually held his bunker coat
and it was not there. Fortunately,
there was an abundance of people
: to help lay out'hoses and fight the
fire.
.Because of the excessive heat,
the pressure relief valve on the first
LP gas tank popped off with a loud
nose, shooting flames over to the
second house. At that loud report,
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda all his help left except one older
eechobee Fire Department's 2005 gentleman who lived in the second
nds beside the 1948 Ford pumper house. As they continued to fight
o respond to fires at hebeginnin the fire, the heat caused them to
Srespond to fires at the beginning back up. After they retreated, a
s been restored by firemen and is power line fell where they had
s. been standing.
kee- One memorable fire came dur- Mr. Holt said that if he had had
ed ing the time Mr. Holt was a paid his bunker coat on, he would have
and firefighter. stillbeen standing there.
f a One day, they received five or The second and third houses
six false alarms. Then a call came able to save parmest of the fourth
eed of a fire in Cypress. Quarters. The house.
ut a lady who called did not seem to be An examination later showed
the too excited. She said someone that the pressure relief valve on that
urst came by and told her there was a first gas tank was corroded and the
d a Chief Godwin looked, out the the valve popped off. The tank had
et a back window and sav no smoke. just started to crack from the heat.
ting But, Mr.- Holt took a fire truck by If that tank had exploded, Mr. Holt
the himself to investigate. What he did- said it would have been like a
the n't know was that he had left his bomb going off.
atic bunker coat at the station. "In one day I almost got killed
iap- When he got to W&W Lumber twice. God was on my side," he
Comoanv. he saw smoke. As he .said.


Cook 'Granny' named OCSO Support Staff of Year


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
"And let us not grow weary
while doing good, for in due sea-
son we shall reap if we do not
lose heart." -Galatians 6:9
(NKJV)
Home is where the hearth is
for Frances "Granny" Staton, and
for the past nine years she has
found that home in the kitchen
at the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO).
For her ,dediation ad skill,
she was named Support Staff of
the Year on-Dec. 17-arnd-given a,
plaque to honor her achieve-
ment at the annual Law and
Order Awards ceremony.
When viewing the hearth as a-
symbol of the home and life of
the family who lives in it, Granny
can be seen as one who brings
warmth and nourishment to
those forwhom she cooks.
Besides providing meals for
inmates of the jail, Granny's
cooking nourishes the OCSO
staff. She also helps prepare
food for the senior citizens in the,
community through Okee-
chobee Senior Services.
At age 73, Granny says she is


Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Frances Staton (right),. known by her fellow workers as
"Granny," was honored by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office as Support Staff of the Year on Dec. 17. Her supervi-
sor, Okeechobee County Jail Administrator Ronnie White.
(left), said she is dependable, always showing up for work
and she prepares a good quantity of high quality food, which
makes him very happy.


proud she can work and that
working is meaningful.
"It gives me something to do,


and the officers and everybody
here is as nice as can'be. They all
say good morning to me when I


come in," she said.
Granny is part of a team of
nine kitchen, staff members -
one supervisor and eight cooks.
They,' work in shifts, often two to
a sllift, and prepare over 1,000
meals a day, according to.Okee-
chobee Counity Jail Administra-
tor Ronnie White. Two hundred
sixth, meals are served to seniors
I.\e da, sa week. :
Granny begins her day at 4
a m and completes her shift at
noon. Breakfast begins at 5:30
a.m. Even though things'are set
up ihe day before,; according to a
set menu. the cooks need prep
limrne.
Special meals.are prepared
for the holidays and served prior
to the actual holiday. Thanksgiv-
ing dinner consisted of turkey,
dressing and all the .trimmings.
For Christmas dinner on Dec. 22,
.Granny and her fellow workers
prepared a main dish of smoked
ham with the accompaniments
of mashed potatoes, green bean
salad, cranberry sauce, corn on
the cob, rolls and apple crisp.
To say Granny was surprised
at having been named for the
award is an understatement.
"It was a very big surprise,"


she said from a chair in Mr.
White's office.
She continued, directing her
message to Mr. White: '"The
whole time, until you said cream
cheese brownies, I thought it
was going to be Debbie (Debbie
Deloney, supervisor)."
Granny got plenty of experi-
ence in cooking while raising a
family of seven kids, she said.
But she hardly cooks at home
anymore.
"It's just me,". she said.
Two of her'sonsilive in Okee-
chobee -- Robert, a sergeant
and 'shiff'supervi'sor at OCSO,
and Joe. The rest of her children
live out of town. She said her son
Richard, who is a game warden
in Wildwood, came all the way.
down to see her get the award,
which really surprised her.
Mr. White nominated Granny
for the award after Sheriff Paul
May had sent out an announce-
ment of the awards for Support
Staff, Detention Deputy and Law,
Enforcement Officer of the Year.
"The biggest highlight of her
career to me is that she is very
dependable and does her work
well," Mr. White said.


He explained that depend-
ability is very important because
there are usually only two cooks
on a shift.
"The second thing is, her
food is always good," he said.
"They take pride in their work,
and it makes my job easier. We
get no complaints about the
food."
He said that normally in pris-
ons, if there is a disturbance it
usually starts in the kitchen -
about the food.
"When O.L. Raulerson, Jr.
was elected in 2001, he asked
me to run the jail. He had two
requirements: feed the inmates
well, and take care of them med-
ically," said Mr. White.
According to Mr. White, the
inmates get the medical care
they need and are seen on a reg-
ular basis if there is a problem.
"I couldn't be happier about
the quality and quantity of food,"
he said.
Granny said she has the
plaque on her desk at home in
full view.
"I love people and cooking
for them. It makes my day," she
said.


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Okeechobee County Property


Transactions


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TWEEDIE JOHN W & JANICE E
JAIMES VINCENTE & PINEDA JANET
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KISSAM EDWARD B JR & JANET P
MEEHAN KEVIN B & BARBARA B
KACZOR SCOTT A
GAMEZ CARLOS & GAMEZ RODOLFO A
LOPEZ MELISSA D
DEE GRIFFIN EARTHWORKS INC
CLOSE THOMAS C & BEVINS-CLOSE
ROSAN PROPERTIES INVESTMENT CO
RIPROCK HOMES INC
MARINO JIMMY X & DIANA D
FLORIDA PRAIRIE INC
SHELDON DONALD M II & IVONNE M.
DIXON CHRISTOPHER
HOLMES GERALD W & LINDA S
STEDMAN KAREN E
JEYAKUMAR WALTER M & HARTL JER
,ZMT LAND HOLDINGS I LLC
WAKELAND CARL J & MELINDA M
MCINTYRE GERALD & JOYCE
CYPRESS LANE LLC
PRINCE MICHAEL W & DENISE D
MUSTILLO ANTHONY D
MUSTILLO ANTHONY D
CORCORAN WILLIAM F SR & LORRAI
CORCORAN WILLIAM F SR & LORRAI
CORCORAN WILLIAM F SR & LORRAI
MUSTILLO ANTHONY. D
RAMOS EZEQUIEL
MORRIS JOSEPH L
YEO KENNETH J & ANITA L
HUSSAIN SYED & SAMAR
IPEARCE LAURAL
WHARTON KAREN N
WHARTON KAREN N
BARNES ROBERT RUSSELL & MELIND
VAL MARCEL & RAYMOND JACQUELIN
BEAM WYMER W & SARAH .
HUET TONY G
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CIUFFETELLI JOHN
BARTOE AARON
BOUCHILLON WILLIAM 0 & GENEVIE.
MAJEWSKI THEODORE M & MILDRED


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DRYS CRAIG M & GERI A
GRANT PATRICIA ANN
NiEVES JUAN R & MARIA C
TIMBER PAUL & CABALLERO
KIMBER PAUL & CABALLERO
HOLYCROSS SHARON G
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CLOSE THOMAS C & GINA B
ROLLIN ANDRE & SUZANNE &
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SOUSA JOSE & RUBIANO STEVEN
1TROENDLE MARK & TRACY L
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ROBINSON CHARLES E, ETAL.
ROBINSON CHARLES E, ETAL.
TRIBBLE ROBERT
WILLIAMS JOHN F & LIZA M
ROBERTS PILIN
WILSON DENNIS R & RUTH
GILBERT JAMES R & DEBORA JEAN
CHARLES-TERNIER GENEVIEVE
DIPERT GUY E & DIANE
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RIDDLE FRANKLIN M & DEBRAJ
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HENRY DAISY M
VALENTE RICHARD J .
RAY DEBORAH K
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ESTADELLAANTONIO & RONNIE
ESTADELLA ANTONIO & RONNIE
GALVAN J MARTIN S.R & CARLIN R
CONROY RONNIE T & BARBARA J
MORGAN WAYNE ADAM
LAOS ISABEL
LAOS ISABEL
LEMAC LLC
LEMAC LLC
WILDES DONNA MARIE
SNEWMAN JON P & DOLORES E
BOUTROS ALMAZA
RIGANO ROBERT & ZUNILDA
PEDICORD LAWRENCE C & NANCY L
TOOLAN SCOTT B
MASTER CONTRACTORS INC
WILSON BARRY & CORNELIUS ALICE
CORSE JACK F TRUSTEE
ROWLAND P WAYNE & MARGARET B
RUIZ-ARIZMENDI CELERINO N
SPATH DONALD C
HUNTER ROBERT I
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BRANAM TIMOTHY J & ANGELA L
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SE 26TH TRL
SE 26TH TRL
SE 67TH WAY
NW 250TH ST
SW 35TH CIR
SE 140TH AVE
NW 22ND AVE
NW 290TH ST
NW 290TH ST,
NW 290TH ST
NW 290TH ST
NW 290TH ST,
NW 250TH ST
NW 19TH AVE
NW 30TH AVE
NW 35TH AVE
NW 310TH ST
NE 30TH AVE
NE 103RD AVE.
NE 11TH CT
SW 16TH DR
NW 274TH ST
'SW 8TH ST
SE 80TH AVE
NW 284TH ST
SW 86TH AVE
SW 86TH AVE
NE 10TH DR
NE 21ST AVE
SW 35TH CIR
HWY 441 SE
SE 67TH WAY
SE 31ST ST'
NW 13TH ST
HWY 98 N
NW 310TH ST
NW 310TH ST
NE 11TH CT
NW 276TH ,ST
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SE 124TH CT
SE 67TH WAY
SE 26TH TRL
SE 33RD TERR
SE 3RD TERR
SE 32ND CT
NW 248TH ST
SE 10TH ST
NW 28TH AVE
HWY 78 W
HWY 78 W
SE 23RD ST
SE 143RD AVE
SE 26TH DR
NW 11TH AVE
NW 34TH AVE
NW 312TH ST
NW 304TH ST
NW 290TH ST
NW 98TH ST
NE 14TH AVE
NW 288TH ST
SE 37TH TERR
SE 36TH TERR
NW 264TH ST
NW 260TH ST
SE 67TH WAY
SE 26TH TRL
SE 26TH TRL
SE 26TH TRL
NW 254TH ST
NE 62ND PKWY
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NW 312TH ST
NW 286TH ST .
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S PARROTT AVE
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HWY 441 N.
HWY 441 SE,
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NW 262ND ST
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I At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
j III.
Movie times for Friday, March
24, through Thursday, March 30,
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: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "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
Thursday at 2, 4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
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-
7202.

Briefs

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

EYDC is in
need of volunteers
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs
throughout the, state. The Eckerd
u. uDl. t \ 1 D oVe ip-eri Cente''
(EYDCj heeds'you to share your
skills or special talents in making
a difference in the lives of trou-
bled youth. Volunteers are need-
ed as tutors, translators, arts and
crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instruc-
tors, recreation aides and assis-
tance in developing a youth
choir. Wouldn't you like to make
a difference?' If so, please contact
'Rick Hargraves at EYDC, 7200
U.S. Hwy, 441 N., Okeechobee,
Fl. 34972. (863) 763-2174, ext.
234.

Read library
books online.
The Okeechobee County Pub-
lic Library has announced a new
service for those patrons with e-
mail accounts. You can join the
Chapter-A-Day Online Book Club
sponsored by the Friends of the
Okeechobee County Library. All
you need to do is visit the
library's web page. at
www.heartlineweb.org/oke and
choose the link to the Online
Book Club. Simply follow the
directions on the page. You will
start receiving chapters from
popular books in your daily e-
mail. After you have read two or
three chapters from a book, you
will begin receiving chapters
from a new one. Each Monday
you will start a new book. There
is no charge for this service. You
don't even need a library card.
All you need is an e-mail address
and five minutes a day to sample
S the wonderful world of reading.

Subsidized childcare
enrollment under way
The Okeechobee County
School Readiness Coalition is
currently enrolling eligible chil-
dren into subsidized childcare.
The program is currently serving
children age birth to kinder-
garten age. Both parents must be
working or attending some type
S of school or training. There is an


income limit based on family
size. Call 1-(866) 273-6340 to be.
placed on the waiting list.

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 oper-
ation are Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday from 9 a.m. until
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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 1?5
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 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-
tival. Okee. Please call for
more Info. (863)467-2545
RED HEELER. (863)357-3225


Charlais Heifer Calf, lost
3/7/06, vic. of Eagle Island
Rd. (724). (863)763-1494
or (954)465-6614
DOG, White w/tan patches.
Small dog. Female. Lost in vic.
of SE 36th 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.
Vic. of Down Town Okeecho-
bee. 863)467-6864
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Bichon Male, Wht, neutered,
5y/o, & blk/wht Dalmation/lab
mix female spayed, to good
home (561)261-8391
CATS (2) Wonderful cats, de-
clawed & neutered, up to
date on shots, 2 1/2 yrs old,
need to go together, sisters
together since birth
(863)634-9630
CUR MIX, 8 males,.1 female,
free to good home.
(863)763-4826
Free to good home only, one
female Rottweiler, 2--3 yrs.
old, loves kids,
(863)261-1887
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(561)202-7702


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grey w/medium long hair, litter
b'ox trained. Free to good
home. (863)634-4766
.PUPPIES: Pitbull/Curr, 7 wks.
old. Free to good homes.
(863)634-6863 ..
Red Nosed Pit Bull, male, 6
* yrs. old, good with kids.
(863)261-1887 .
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feet +, (561)202-7702
Buckhead Ridge
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meet Attractive Gal or Friends
for Dining, Traveling, etc.
Let's meet! (863)946-3123

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

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A/C SERVICE
TECH/INSTALLER
w/Min. 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


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




EXPERIENCED COOKS -
$9.50 per hour.
DISHWASHERS
HOSTESS
SERVERS AM & PM
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FT MECHANIC
For large agricultural
harvesting equipment.
Duties include preventive
maintenance, general and
emergency repairs, diesel
experience necessary.
Okeechobee based company,
CDL and tools a plus.
Competitive wage, reasonable
pace. Call.863-467-9929
for interview.
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 EN. Park St.
Sor call (863)763-6293
JOURNEYMEN (Starting at
S17-$20 per hour) or
ELECTRICAL HELPERS
experience. Apply at: Bass
Electric, 2801 SW 3rd Terrace.
DFWR (863)467-8705
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own basstboat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips
Shop here first!
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MEDICAL OFFICE
Help needed, Please mail
Resume to: 304 NE 19th Dr,
Okeechobee FL 34972
NOWHIRING
QUALIFIED DRIVERS
For Florida Local positions.
Flatbed, 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
Office Position, Self Starter;
Full Time, Computer Skills,
Willing to Learn.
(863)763-6376
PIPE-FUSION
WELDING TECHNICIAN
Experienced with HOPE. Es-
tablished company offeedng
excellent pay and benefits
Reply to Box 1540,c/o Okee-
chobee News RO. Box 639,
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Tow Truck Driver needed at
John's Towing Service w/CDL
license call 763-7976 or Apply
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$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. serve.

SALES CONSULTANT
Area's Fastests Growing
RV Dealership
Great American RV's is in
search of individuals
interested in selling RV's.
Experience with RV's
or in sales helpful, but,
not necessary. Will Train
the right candidate. 6 day
work week, Mon thru Sat.
9-5, Sun. 12-4 with
week day off. Commis-
sioned sales with Benefits.
Apply in person:
4300 Hwy 441 South
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Located beside
The KOA Campground
TAMPA FARMS NOW HIRING
Class A CDL Drivers
19200 S.W.Warfield Blvd.
Indiantown
(772)597-2000


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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.
RN, LPN,
PHYSICAL THERAPY PTA
Apply at
Big Lake Home Health
or fax resume to
863-467-7322


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Entegra Roof Tile Corporation Okeechobee
is nearing completion of its new state-of-the-art
cement tile manufacturing facility located on
NE 9th Avenue in Okeechobee and is taking
applications for the following positions:
Machine Operators
Mechanics
Mechanic Helpers
Electricians
Fork Lift Drivers
Yard Workers
Tile Stackers
Truck Drivers
Office/Clerical
If you are safety conscious, drug free and looking
for a job that will recognize and reward your
capability, plej. send vuur rnumne .ppipi:,3tion
via m ,i!, l ,.or e-nijil il
Entegra Roof Tile Corp Okeechobee
1289 NE 9th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Fax (863)467-0045
Email okeechobee3 entegra.com
Or call the plant office at (863)467-0042,
press 1 to reach Our job line.
Applications can be picked up or dropped off from
9:00 am to 11:00 am on Mondays, Wednesdays
or Friday at the plant office or printed from our
website at Entegra.com. We look forward to
S hearing from you.
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Okeechobee News
107 S.W. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974


"Positions starting at $9.00 per hour
plus! No Experience required
We are now staffing tow truck operator and cashier
positions. Training will be provided for individuals
with a clean background and license.
We offer good pay, insurance, 401K and gas
reimbursement. Raises.and advancement
opportunities exist for good people.
Become a part of the Turnpike Team.
Apply at Ft. Drum Citgo mm
184 Fl. Turnpike
863-763-9383
DFWR"


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.


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


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

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


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315





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


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bang your hat? Look no
further than the classi-
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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 625
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware. Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




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


ANTIQUES FOR SALE: Stove-
Blue, Ice Box, Dry Sink, Tele-
phone, Hoosier Cabinet, Butter
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


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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- $100 For
both (863)675-3038 ,
WASHER & DRYER, $125.
(863)357-7075
WASHER & DRYER. Maytag,
Stackable, heavy duty, good
working cond. $200
(863)634-1492
WASHER Frigidaire, Super-
Capacity 1.6 cycles, Heavy
duty $50 (863)697-2173,


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



CABINET DOORS, Oak w/han-
dies & hinges. 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. 186ibii.:.,-66f.1
Leave message ,
MH STEPS (2)'35" Fiber
glass steps, w/3'x3' platform,
metal rauori ii, 6,0F0 or will
sep. 86 Y13-t 5 '
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.
Professionnal
Insallation ofStorm
Shutters & Seam less
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured
863.763.5650
863.634.7145
107 SW 2" 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


CARPET & PAD- brand new,
blue approx 12x13, $T00
(772)201-8932 Okeechobee


BABY CRIB- Brand new, no
mattress. $40.
(863)675-7105
TODDLER BED- Race Car,
with mattress & bedding,
$50 (863)675-6829


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


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



ALL IN ONE PRINTER- Print
Trio/Photo, Lexmark P3150,
4 photo card slots, new car-
tridges $75 (863)357-1082
COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots of programs
& games. $175.
(863)843-0158


LAPTOP Windows XP, lots of
software, internet ready, 1.5
gig, 2 months old, $950 firm
(863)261-4633
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-0257


ARMOIRE: Pine. New, in box.
63"x36". Drawers, shelves &
closet. Cost $575. Now $400.
(863)467-7996/610-3000
.Bureau- Dresser Double, very
Good cond. $80 or best offer
(863)467-9877
CEDAR CHEST: New, in box.
36"x20". Cost $250, Selling for
$150. 863-467-7996 or
863-610-3000
CHEST OF DRAWERS, Very:
good shape. $100
(863)357-4831
COFFEE TABLES (3) 1
round, black. 1 glass top. 1
w/2 end tables. $150 for all,
will separate. (863)467-1325
CORNER CABINETS (2) beau-
Iiul (r rr.,' -.'-,,d, must see,
S1 .25 0() r best. of-

COUCH, blue & mauve, pillow-
top ends, .. $300.
363)763-3982 Iv msg
DAY BED- i,,ni ,pin e $150
(863)357-1517
DINETTE SET, wood, with for-
Smica top,& 4 captain's
chairs, green, $125.
(863)467-2557
DINING TABLE- Ov3i. 2.-ieaf
6-chairs w,cu roni.i Al rard
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
1g. drawers, w/nightstand,
$150. (863)763-8562
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- olive green, like
new, asking $125 or best of-
fer (863)824-0739
SOFA & CHAISE LOUNGE-
Lge, modern, full back cush-
Sions, pale green/beige, 2yrs
.old $500 (863)467-2435
Sofa & Loveseat, rattan, w/
matching end & coffee tbls.,
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, w/butcher block top, 2
stools, w/white legs on table
& stools, $75 or best offer.
(863)983-6319 .
TWIN BEDS, good condition,
$100 for the set, will sell
separately. (863)484-0110
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
ROTrWELL 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


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



WATER HEATER- 40 gal, 1 yr
old, $75.' or best offer.
'(863)467-1958


FLOOR LAMP- With matching
glass top coffee table $125.
(863)357-6315



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


LIFT CHAIR- Likt new icor,,-
iCin A Iu i i ciir,-.: i-4 5 jor

WHEEL CHAIR. Mui' -il1 w 2
heavy uly trileri i ;I.:" ,j
cond. $550. (863)675-0104


DISPLAY CASES. (51
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Fixed Wing uiiri Li-ril Air.
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cr ;t,,her r90. 1 *2.12 2
For sale Household items,
tools, sporting goods, furni-
ture & appliances Call Paul
(561)924-8292



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)634-01,1.9'
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
DOBERMAN PUPPIES Black
& rust and Red & tan
$250 467-1932 or
634-3048
JACK RUSSELL PUPPIES,
$400 each. (863)634-4076
LOP EARED BUCK RABBIT-
$5 (863)675-4981 LaBelle
area
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



CABINET STYLE- 52", Color
does not work. $200.
(863)675-7105
TV, 13", Color & VCR Player.
Both are like brand new. $65
for both, will' sep.
(863)357-4831


AIR COMPRESSOR- 3 phase
power, 10 hp Westinghouse,
175 psi, $1000
(863)528-3332


EXTENSION LADDER, 18' fi-
berglass, new, $90 cash
(863)675-4970 leave mes-
sage
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 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865


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


CBS, 3 BR,.1 BA, w/Pool
Newly Remodeled: Too many
extra's to list. Must see inside.
$182,000. (863)697-8654
* J & S ESTATES- 2BR/2BA,
frame house w/pool, corn-'
pletely updated, new applianc-
es. Ready now! Lowered to
$155,000 Broker protected.
.(772)597-6.158 or
.(954)801-6158
LAZY 7, CBS 3br, 2ba w/of-
fke ivr old, 1 acre, Ceramic
Ie Price reed d $265,000.
863-634-6706 or 634-6545
Nice DW, E. of Okee, 3 BR, 2
Ba., all apple's, shed, Fenced
yard Newwell L carpori
139,900. 772-20ji-8932 ,
NW OKEE., Needs some're-
pairs. Additional lot i whiiih
another house c3n doe BuI
* Gre 31 Irve.ihT~' L Only
I.2i)..00i MIul Se', to Ap-
prci.jle 186i)675.-b603 or
673-3925 Day or night ask
for Dwight.


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



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 Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


Palm Village Ranch, 3/2,
55+, Royal Wall const., car-
port, storage shed, $270k.
561-236-0293.









FOR SALE: 42 acres, $12,000-
per acre. 1.5 mis. from hwy.





high, drES- Ne asking $45k
ground w/ road frontage &






pavelectric availablerk. Treaties, powerbuy






uplands. Photos $49,900. Pat
at Coastal RIty (561)357-0554
OKEECHOBEE. 1.195 mLs. from hwy.cat-





ed 7 mi N of Okee. City. On
dead end black top road.
Many mature Oak trees.
Zoned for house or mobile,
home. Not in Viking area.
$75,000 863-467-5867 or
863-697-9047


Mobile Homes


MoKile Home BIIGLots 205
Mobilpaved Rd/Par Home- Parts 2010power,
Mobuplands.e Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes (561)357-Sale 200




Larkee Lake, 2BR,2BA, $700
ho., 1st & sei., nogpets, ref-
erences. (863)467-668867 or

TAYLOR CREEK ISLES- dbl
screen -porch, fully furn,
dock, lake access,
$1275/mo + 1st, Ist & sec
(863)467-8005

WATERFRONT M/H: 3/2,
e$1100 mo + stla st &
Morbie Homesn-0Rent 2015













Mobil600 se. dep. 2547 SE20
patio, beautiful garden pets, Mustref-
offerences. (863)467-6688









wood 3br, 2ba, 38' newstyla
porch, full772-429-y 033urn,

Palm Harbor Masterpiece,
28x52, 3/2, open floor plan,
deck, appliance, xc cond,
$ri owner, buyer pays mov-
ing( $32,900 )675-1490
or (239)728- M 32,


MOBILE HOME, '75, 12x50,,
Handyman Special in River
Bend MHP,need approved by
park 50+ $500.
(863)763-4782

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




Recreation



Boats 3005
Cam ers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020 .
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles.'ATVs 3035



14' BOAT- unsinkable, fiber-
glass, fish finder, trir, used
twice, Call for information
(863)675-2941
BAYLINER- '77, Outboard, 16',
Runs good. $2500. or best
offer. (863)634-7108
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, $1.400 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
SEA CRAFT, 12 Ft., Deep V
Bottom & big trolling motor.
w/trailer. Trailer needs work.
$1250.863-824-0899
WIND SURFER Mistral Pandira
proir ;,,rl Board. German
made. Excellent, condition. Sell'
for.$100.513-260-6410


CHEVY HERIT MOTORHOME-
'84, Runs great. Needs some
work on the inside. $2500.
Or best offer
(863)634-7108
FIFTH WHEEL, 20 Ft., 1988.
$2000 (863)673-3611
JAYCO 1991 212 Ft., Eagle
5th wheel. Everything works.
5th wheel or Goose neck hitch
incl. $5500 (863)467-6696,,
RV SHELTER: 12 Ft. x 24Ft, x
13Ft. H. Like new. Commercial
15 yr. top. Easy to move. No
permit $1000 863-467-6696


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
S(239)694-5611 -
SADDLES (3) Western, 2 Adult
& 1 Child. $650 for all or
best offer, will sep.
(863)697-8731



RIDING LAWN MOWER -
C r.i ili:mjil LT 1000 42" cut.-
About 6mos. old. Asking
$9.00. (863)697-3212
RIDING MOWER for parts,
42", for parts only! motor,
tires, battery good, deck shot
1.'20 I 1337-1053 or
13 6 3 3 5 1 2 .,
RIDING MOWER. John Deere
w 42 ,:n' nd Doijerr Iriy
ui-'1 1 iumrmei $1l200
Firm 1i86ei367-7'953


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

I RENT

Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent92O
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



BASSINGER- 1br apt.,
$375/mo, + Sec Dep.
(772)216-7123
Lake Okeechobee Rim, totally
redone, modern, 3/2.5,
screened porch, $1050 mo.
(772)359-1640
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


FOR RENT:2/1,18 acre est
w/terms. Horses okay. $650
mo. Avail. 4/1 (772)201-8230
cell or (772)489-0168 home.
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


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flSAutomobiles
SLIDE IN CAMPER- 8ft/ self MOTOR, 0/B, Johnson, 140
contained, air, for 1/2 ton hp. w/trolling motor. $950. 1 TITI
truck $700 (863)357-1052 for both. (863)467-6875 = K,... ... .

TRAVEL TRAILER, 8x34 w/4 4 a inAutmoillels5400 "
ft extension. $6000 invested. Micll au I32 Autos- Wanted 4010
Older. Some Hurricane Dam- Clas sic Cars 4015
age. $2500. (863)675-6105 BOAT TRAILER: Single Axel: Co m TmeW Trucks 4020
Wide body. Up to a 17 Ft, 14' Construiction
tires. New wench, dolly, tail EqWipBent 4025
DoItYourself Idea lights. $350. (513)260-6410 .Dr i er 4030
Do-It-Yourself Ideas -Fea Wheel Drive 4035
Dot.u- 3030'dea Hay DutyTucks4040
SParts- Repafwirs 4045
HARLEY DAVIDSON FXRT'84- Pickup Trucks 4050
collectors item, $8000 Spe~t uTiity 4055
S863)763-6016 MUST SEE! WTractor Traua 4060
87 0 S Utility Trailers 4065
Suzuki-'06 Model C-50 Low Vans 4070
miles loaded w/extras $8000
(863)801-1744
Yamaha Roadstar 2005 -
Midnight Silverado, 1700cc, Buick Skylark Limited 1997-
hard bags, Windshield, chrome 4dr sedan/6cyl, excel cond.
PVC Hanging Swing front end, white wall, back can be financed, $4100
rest, full wrnty, show room (863)467-9877c-
Constructed of inexpensive, cond. Must sell $9,500 (863) -
heavy-duty PVC pipe, this (239)691-0657 CHEVY CAMARO Z-28 1982,
do-it-yourself hanging swing runs great! Must sell $1200g
d o hgyg or best offer 863-697-9598
is attractive, durable and easy DODGE STRATUS '96, 5 spd.,
to clean. ItisdesignedtouseDODGE STRATUS96, 5 spd.,
rocadil available cushions 4 cyl., good on gas. Great C
readily available cushions shape! Excellent transporta-
found in home centers and tion.$1850.(863)697-3300
patio shops. The swing will FORD TAURUS '89- Runs -
support two adults or three needs front & rear bumper
children. $800 (863)612-5255 j
PVC Hanging Swing plan READING A FORD TEMPO GL, '93, for
(No. 742)-.. $9.95 NEWSPAER. parts, car does run, $250.
(No.742)P.. $9.95 .(863)675-7878
PVC Furniture Package v you money by. GRAND MARQUIS- '92, Runs
4 other plans providing information good, Needs brakes. $1000.
(No. C25).,. $24.95 -abolut. bea by. or best offer. (863)763-2307
Catalog (pictures hundreds No wonder newspaper Honda Accord LXI '87- 2 dr.
of projects)... $2.00 render em morel hatch, 4 cyl., manual, $1200
Plecas863-467-5401 or
Please add $3.00 s&h /772-359-2923 ,
(except catalog-only orders) HONDA CIVIC 1992, 4 Dr., 5
Toorder, circle itemss, clipspd. manual. Good condi-
and send with check to:ion. NC. Runs great. $2500
and send with check to: FOUR WHEELER, 50cc, for (863)357-2891
U.Bld,15241StaggSt, kids, $200 or best offer.
Van N03N, CA 91405. (954)520.6707 Mercury Marquis LS, '90, 5:0;
Pleas be sur to 5 i e V8, low mi., good body &
Please be sure to include int., cold a/c, great trans., '
our i.lmne.i dds.oind ihe $2500. (863)467-6805
name of this newspaper. Premier, '04, 32', elec. super OLDS CUTLASS CIERA '94-
Allow 1-2 weeks for'delivery. slide, loaded, sleeps 6, w/d, 4dr, auto, PW/PL/PS, cold
Must Sell! $15,900 or best AC, AM/FM stereo/cass.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD offer. (954)557-3196 $1400(863)673-4151
u.-bild.com When you want sometig PLYM BREEZE '99- 55k, 4dr,
Money Back Guarantee sold, advertise In the Iur rts gjod'.. $2500
classifleds. 1863)763-2990


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Don't Miss

T is One
MUSTANG '02- V6, auto, PW,
PL, white w/tan inter. 39K
mi, exc cond., $9200
(302)245-0401 Dover.
3LD'S CUTLASS CIERA- '95,
Some front end damage.
Runs great. '$500.
(863)261-11.17
OLDS DELTA 88- '84, 68k
orig. mi. New tires, 2 owner
car.. Good cond. $2800.
(863)763-4576


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



BRONCO II1'89 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 & impec-
cably maintained, $4200.
(863)228-3087 or mail
stumphilll@hotmail.com
JEEP RENEGADE 1991, 4x4,
Auto., Mint condition. New en-
gine & brakes. 400 mls. on en-
gine. $7800 (863)467-6696


CLUB CAR, '03, new condi-
lion. vindhiela0. curtains,
fans 12500 (863)697-1350
or (863)763-2063
EZ iGO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
(iinid, q0oo: [tirt & charger
$7.70 186316i97-1 5,0 or
1363)763-2063
GOLF CART, '99 Club Cjr Gas
.p.iwerpa AlumTifium Dio:'
lt.1 ri.t \;'2'332-6623
GOLF CART- Club Car 48V
eleri:. wnbiDarl rjriar r jals
root, 1300 l8631763-871-1


DRIVE ON RAMP- you rmu;I
remove arilo haul 175
(86131467-4328


MUSTANG WHEELS, for '93, CHEVY- 3/4 Ton Van '88, 7 INTHECIRCUITCOURTOFTHE INTHECOUNTYCOURTINANDFOR
w/center caps, fair cond., 4 passenger, good tires, rides NINETEENTH JUDICIALCIRCUIT OKEECHOBEECOUNTY,FLORIDA
P205/65R15 Regent Sigma good on hwy, $990 OFAND FOR DA PROKEECHOBEEATE DIVISION
tires, $200. (561)718-8580 (863)673-0782 CIVIL DIVISION
SUPERCHIP- For 6.0 Ford Die- CHEVY 92 BOX VAN- 6.2 die- UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting InRe: EstatNRY
through Rural Development, formed VINCENT M. HENRY
sel Truck, '04-'05. Asking sel, 5spd, runs, needs some Famers HomeAdministrn mHAl Deceased
$350. or best offer. cosmetic work, $1600 United states Oepartment of Agicul- NOTICETOCREDITORS
(863)634-3296 Cody (863)357-3981 ltureUSDA, (Ancillary Summary AdmIlistralon)
THROTTLE BODY: Complete DODGE-'84, 15 Passenger, 1 vs. CASENO.200SCA-72 PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS
MICHAEL DOUGLAS; DAVID GROSS- TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
w/EGR Valve & Starter. Fits ton, Nice seats, $1490 MAN; JOHN MEARS; and JOHN AND DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
Early 90's Dodge or Plymouth (86,3)673-0782 or JANE DOE representing all unknown TATlE:
2.5 eng. $100(863)467-7953 (863)674-0837 minors, heirs, devises, grantees, as-Youare hereby otied that nOrder
signees ,lienoreditors, trustees, or e here notified that an Order of
aine antrsb, c rtaro ruter, or Summary Administration has been en-
TIRES, (4), Dunlop GT Qualifi- DODGE CARAVAN '94- GOOD saint Pl ythroughund tered in the Estate of VINCENT M.
er, P255/70/R 15 $100. TRANSPORTATION, $1200 era,y Ann Carr a Polly Ann ecesedleNumber 2006-
(863)357-2829 or make offer Deendants. chobe County, Florida, Probate Divi-
(863)467-5401 NOTICEOFACTION slan, the address of which s1312 N.W.
TONNEAU COVER- off 8ft bed, 3r Street, Suite 101, Okeechobee,
Ford, $450 or best offer PLYMOUTH VOYAGER '96, TO: John Doe and Jane Doe, represent- boddas3472;thatthe deceden's4 date
(863)467-7428 4dr, seats 8, everything runs ing all unknown minors, heirs, d vi- totalf deathlueWaof Octorhe estate1I2004is$7,500.0;that the
& looks good new tires, sees grantees; assignees,iena that the names and address of those
TONNEAU COVER, white, fi- $3000 (863)357-2346 bdthrouh, under or against Polly Ann to whom it has been assigned by such
berglass, fits full size bed, ra ka PollyAnn Carr, deceased, LINOAC.HENRY,15481enarreDrie,
$ -450 t1671e I andall parties having a claim, fight, ti- wnhh
-- -E^ DlHA i tie orinterest inthe property herein. Newark, Ohio 43055
r5ubI Notices YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action fore- ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
F PIED THAT:
I- ,h)=l.*",,,l.,lo, i, ', h ,"i ,:l All creditors of the decedent and other
Chevy S10 1990, runs great : ,,. r, ,, 1 i,3I ,jrri
JO d wor tr Iruck $q900 firm t t: . .H.. Lri.i iI o, rTo .,, iiJrL,,t,,0 orn-, i r,,, : ,
til-ll; LAT [H _'I ,II: 1 : iivc'l" ,c: r,',T y,,'- Iu,', l,,r Iulil Iyn ,I 'n l,
f86 3 1228 -003 11 I f j i F.. PA GEW ." ArMO It. r I I'&ij, i'r 'A11 ,,',
8P ubli c N o tice 5005 1l t t. I.II1' I ii 0,IOu : I'Hi' ,ll,, .,ir, ,: II I r,,,j T IM,, l h,
FORD F100, 83, daul, air State Public- :I n f I u:LI ,I I j e I.
JOi(i ne, Qir1s tw,'-Ione Legal Notice 5500 ,,1I, I, i ,:,)P., AI ALu, IL. AN iLL NT
DIue, 1,1700 (86.31697-8 -16 4 A, ,.i, ,, ,i .1 ,w.P ., V, ,,rj u. r L T 'ILL r L I f i -EEA vE
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runs joa wliiji Del, i200u0 1EH33t', 61ni 61n -THE ,11El tnAiE ,O
Sor trade for Aw3n-,p I1ug,,y rl0,j. ,,- r, ,m,,, i :dr i i, O,-, iK i i ,uAvRr .
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ISUZU PU '91- AC, 1 1u,1ii grodn,',.,l)lh ,,,T .... rn, ii In 1 r 1 n' y ,' inT IT ,Jli,:iy l' n e', Person Giving Notice:
4 cyl, $1000 (772)618.(1607 1 T.,' T ,,u wU I 1 ,t A,,r, ,1Tr, nr,.Ah Uunl mnil ,- 0Linda C.Henry
Iaa.: ihn, ,T il ,ra, in I r,, in i,:,hn,,'n, theC mpl i rn m I ,,-I ,1 ',n,,', 15480KenarbreDrve
LEER FIBERGLASS TOPPER- .,I,.Or i "r' ,,Tn,,,, ur" .o,,O11.: -, the Complaint. Newark,Ohio 43055
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up to the cab tpf e. 300 ,ii I,,,a,, 1 I '; ,,, ,'"" ".'"' 1 "' "'rV 0, E' 0;
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PICKUP 1973 GMC 1,r pjrI., 184 Van WHIW Dodge w'' l A. r ,,: ,i, ;il
feouild abres irtr 50irru 2li rie, v,-- lw I t, "0 1i .lAi0 ,.I i ',. 1 ,II ., ) (
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For full Si;e Itruck l 600 or
Lest o I.r 1863)357-2111 ,,r SHARON ROBERTSON
772-519-2256 ClerkoftheoCircoitCourt
772-51_.__5_ i ^, ~By:/S/ODebraGooddch 'AN
... As Deputy Clerk AEADING A
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CHEVY BLAZER, 4 Door, V6 Find it faster. Sell It soon- YOU A MORE INFORMED
or iuns Drive guud READING A er In the classified AND INTERETING
12500 (863|163.4470 ANITEESI
tliy T 4NEWSPAPER... Time to clean out the PElSON.
nmake ,rou.a more inoned attic, basement and/or
.R.- ,. and lrateesting person. No garage? Advertise your
TRAILER- 5'x8', With ramp. wonder newspaper mode i yapd sale in the classi- (DO wonder nedOiWper
EvOellenil indOlin 1.5.50. are more suM IIfull I n lds and make your readers are more popular
(863357-5754 clean un a breeze


FAU offering business seinlnars


BOCA RATON The Florida
Atlantic I Universite Small Busi-
ness Development Center, a unit
of the College of Business, is
offering seminars for those inter-
ested in starting or developing
small businesses.
The seminar, which will be
presented three times in April, is
titled "How to Start a Small Busi-
ness." The seminar is a free com-
prehensive, interactive business
startup workshop, covering all
the riuts & bolts of starting a new
business, including the funda-
mentals of your product or sert -
ice, market research, marketing,
startup costs, cash flow, busi-
ness planning and more. Capital


requirements and the financing,
plus your credit report and score
are discussed, in addition to'
business structure considera-
tions, taxation and other regula-,
tions. Occupational permits,
licenses and certifications are
reviewed as \well as employee
and employer issues.
The seminar \%ill be held:
WednesdaN, April 12 from .3
until 5:310 p.m., ati Ie Robert
Morgade Library, 5851 SE Com-
munity Dr., Stuart and will-be
taught b\ SBDC Certified Busi-
ness Analyst Tom Spear. '
ThursdaN, April 20 from 9
until 11:30 a.m., at the St Lucier
County Chamber of Commerce,


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2200 Virginia Ave., Ft. Pierce,
, and will be taught by SBDC Certi-
fied Business Analyst Tom Spear.
Thursday, April 20 from 3
until 5.30 p.m., at the Treasure
Coast Campus of FAU, 500 NW
California Blvd., Bldg. SL, Room
103, Port St. Lucie and will be
-taught by SBDC Certified Busi-'
rness Analyst Ken Stephanz.
To register for any of these
sessions. visit
.w\\v.fausbdc corn or call 772-
873-3428.
.For more information about
the SBDC or to register for addi-
tional classes, visit \\s.\s .fausb-
dc.com or call 1 -800-801-6520.


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Okeechobee NeWS/Li. H-amilton
Thdacdarnnrlhir riamorl*pvp ar q wth nnnptanu~mber 70l after winninra then 1bidlfor


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I Ier oaUUUIU UIU a Uilla u seven a eIII spcoa iiwu n .G uIui..G nuII. i im u MInii.. ... w... -n. il i e l . 91 ft ---
$20,500 per acre during a property auction at Sundance Trails Ranch. The bidding began at .. --_ -- -
11 a.m. with a total of 36 property tracts up for grabs ranging from five to 19 acre sites. -- -



Land auction draws 40 bidders Copyrighted Materia
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12 sites sell
for $1.86 million

TM\ el e equestrian home sites
in the neFi Sundance Trails
equestrian development near
Lake Okeechobee sold at auc-.
tion Saturday, March 18, for a
total of $1.86 million, with J.P.
King Auction Company, Gads-
den, Ala., managing the sale.
. The auction of home sites -
most of them ranging from 5 to 7
acres attracted 40 bidders.


from Florida. Texas and Califor-.
nia, according to Craig King,
president of J.P.King. ,
"This is. 'a really beautiful
developrnent, and the buyers
will enjoy miles of riding trails
throughout the 750-acre com-
munity. They will also:make a
great deal of use of the tvo rid-
ing rinks, all in a beautifully land-
scaped setting," said King.
Bidders began gathering at
the development a couple of
hours before the scheduled auc-
tion, some taking a- final look at


the sites 'and others, taking the
opportunity to. ask last-minute
questions' about the property
and the auction process.
Once King opened the bid-
ding, the auction soon devel-
oped into a 2.5-hour tug-of-war
between bidders for the various
individual parcels.
. Individuals interested in more
information about these proper-
ties may contact J P. King at
(800)558-5464; or, Visit the com-
pany's web site at
wwN-w jpking.com.


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Pippin Properties earns


recognition at convention


Pippin Properties of Okee-
chobee was recently recognized
for outstanding sales achieve-
ment in 2005, with the presenta-
tion of the Founders Award at the
United Country Training Awards
Convention that took place in San
Antonio, Texas, Feb. 16-19.
The office achieved the honor


within their first year as a Country
affiliated office.

United Country-Pippin Proper-
ties is located at 210 N.W. Park St.,
Suite 202, and can be reached by
phone at, (863) 763-3566. The
,office is owned and operated by
Nathan Pippin.


Community Events


Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will be
held Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the Okee-
chobee 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 a.m. The center would like to
expand its activities to groups that would like to play board games,
card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has any ideas, contact
Sheila at (863) 462-5180 .or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come
down and talk to us. Activities are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.


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8:00 a.m.
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of theTreasul
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Port St Lucie, Fo
PURPOSE: To approve ai
the One-Stop Career S
discuss matters concern
force Investment Act, \
ployment Opportunitie
transition Program, Or
Centers and the World
ment Board. A copy
may be obtained by coni
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