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Vol. 97 No. 88 Wedne day, March 29,2006 504 Plus tax


Inside

Fed boosts
key interest rate
WASHINGTON (AP) The
Federal Reserve on Tuesday
boosted a key interest rate to
the highest level in five years as
new Chairman Ben Bernanke
followed the Alan Greenspan
inflation-fighting formula.
The action, the 15th consec-
utive quarter-point move, left
the federal funds rate at 4.75
percent, its highest level since
April 2001.
Fed officials, who were
holding their first interest rate
meeting under Bernanke, left
the door open for further rate
increases although private
economists believe only one or
two more rate hikes are likely.
Page 2


Sleep-deprived kids
are dozing in class
WASHINGTON (AP) -
America is raising a nation of
sleep-deprived kids, with only
20 percent getting the recom-
mended nine hoursof shuteye
on school nights and more
than one in four reporting doz-
ing off in class
Many are arriving late to
school because of oversleep-
ing and. others are driving
drowsy, according to a poll
released Tuesday by. the
National Sleep Foundation.
"In the competition
between the natural tendency
to stay up late and early school
star times, a teen's sleep is
what loses but," said Jodi A.
Mindell of St. Joseph's Univer-
sit in Philadelphia. .....
Page 3

Taylor to compete
in pool tourney
Jodi Richbourg Taylor of
Port St. Lucie has qualified for
the American Poolplayers
Association's (APA) 2006 8-Ball
Shootoul by winning in region-.
al competition on March 4 and.
5 in Lake Worth. Taylor, for-
* merly of Okeechobee, will join
amateur pool players from
throughout North America to
compete in the world's most
rewarding 8-Ball singles cham-
pionship with guaranteed cash
and prizes totaling $100,000.
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Drought Index
Current: 412
Source: Florida Division
: of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.72 feet


Lake level
LastYear: .
15.47 feet
(SOURCE: South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict. Depth given in feet above
sea level.)

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Obituaries . . . . .3
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Stormwater drainage discussed


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The table in the conference
room of the South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
Okeechobee service center was
covered with maps and aerial
photographs of the southwestern
part of the City of the Okee-
chobee and adjoining areas of
the county. The occasion was a
meeting of city, county, Okee-
chobee Utility Authority, and
SFWMD officials on Monday
afternoon, March 28, to discuss
the stormwater drainage situa-
tion in that area.
The documents examined
showed culvert elevations of


S.W. Seventh and S.W. 12th
avenues.
Angela Hendrichsen, staff reg-
ulatory professional with
SFWMD's Okeechobee service
center, discussed the survey
work involved in the maps and
photographs before them. She
said that in a few areas culverts
were acting as weirs.
Water draining from the area
in question eventually ends up in
the Rim Canal. Even though the
.information before them did not
include survey data all the way to
the Rim Canal, Ms. Hendrichsen
noted that the data had been
updated to include the recently
installed box culverts on Wolff
and Durrahce Roads. .


CCC: Family agencies focus of meeting


The group looked at some of
the bottlenecks the charts
revealed. They looked at culvert
sizes and elevations and dis-
cussed practical steps to improve
drainage.
Ms. Hendrichsen stated that
the Rim Canal did not quite reach
16 feet during Hurricane Wilma.
However, Okeechobee Mayor
Jim Kirk, whose house in S.W.
Sixth Avenue is at 22 feet, experi-
enced flooding from the hurri-
cane.
The reason for that, according
to Gene Schriner, county engi-
neer, is that the elevation of the
bottom of the culvert in front of
See Drainage Page 2


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
City of Okeechobee Mayor Jim Kirk, far right, makes a point
during a March 27 meeting concerning stormwater
drainage. Listening to him are, left to right, Bob Brown of
South Florida; Water Management District's (SFWMD) West
Palm Beach headquarters, Angela Hendrichsen, engineer
with SFWMD's Okeechobee service center, Deputy Okee-
chobee County Administrator Jim Threewits, Okeechobee
County Engineer Gene Schriner, Okeechobee County
Administrator George Long, and Benita Whalen, director of
the Okeechobee service center.


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Okeechobee News!D. Hamilton
Guest speakers from two different agencies were on the "spotlight' presentations agen-
da at Tuesday's Community Collaborative Council meeting. Arlene Morris (right), Loret-
ta Huggins (left) and Verna Alderman (third left) of East Coast Migrant Head Start Pro-
ject and Ms. Rossana Gonzalez, Foster Care Development Specialist of Hibiscus Chil-
dren's Center all spoke on behalf of programs for children and families.

Children's services are outlined


By D. Hamilton system.
Okeechobee News Ms. Huggins and Ms. Alder-
man discussed the values
Tuesday's meeting of the embraced byEast Coast Migrant
Community Collaborative including honoring and respect-
Council (CCC) included speak- ing the dignity of staff and fami-
ers from two separate agencies, lies, supporting growth and
both presentations were made development of every child and
on behalf of programs for chil- family, teamwork and collabo-
dren and families. ration on decisions made
The first of the two .guest regarding each child, empathy.
speakers on the'spotlight' agen- lor those they serve coupled
da were representatives from with trustworthiness, dedica-
the East Coast Migrant Head tion and respecting confiden-
Start Project. tiality of children and families.
Verna Alderman and _Lo0elia Ms Alderman gave the
Huggins, both administrators of group some'insight about the
two local Okeechobee centers beginnings.-,6 the Head Start
spoke about the mission and Program. She;aidc ,that it was
purpose of the centers. first founded,ilt 9ji5 adding that
"The mission of the program it is a federally fud'ed program
is to provide early child care which now s 'over 80(,000
with a holistic approach which children ages 'd-5 years on a
includes not only the child, but nationwide scale. She went on
the entire family," stated Loretta to say that in 1974, the first
Huggins. She said that the cen- "needs assessment' was con-.
ter is committed to preparing ducted in rural Virginia. That
young children, especially the first assessment led founders of
children of migrant and season- the project to determine that
al farm workers for entry and most of the migrant families
success as they enter the school migrated to growing fields in


Florida for work. The informa-
tion gathered, brought the
founder, Sister Geraldine
.O'Brien and a group of staff to
open the firstEast Coast Migrant
Head Start Center in Palatka
'Comprehensive services
are provided for these children
in the program including, med-
ical, dental, hearing, speech and
educational, bringing young'
c children up to speed by the time
they reach school age," she
said. Continuing, she added the
services provided by the centers
includes, 'tracking' of migrant
families for continuity of care.
Loretta Huggins discussed
the 'funding route' for the pro-
gram telling council members
that funding for the East Coast
Migrant Head Start Program
originates in Washington, D.C.
in Congress and money is fun-
neled through the Administra-
tion for Children and Families,
then to the Head Start Bureau.
From there, she stated that the
Migrant and Seasonal Head

See Services -Page 2


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Detective M. D. Faulkner put
another piece of, the .puzzle
together in a spate of vehicle
burglaries with yesterday's
arrest of a suspect he believes
to be the "middle man."
Tuesday's arrest of 19-year-
old Gerardo Garcia, N.W.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, came
just seven days after the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) detective had arrested
three local men and a juvenile
for their alleged participation in
as many as 28 vehicle break ins.
Detective Faulkner said Gar-
cia was charged March 28 with
one count of dealing in stolen
property. Garcia has been,


booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail, but as of Tuesday
afternoon no bond had been
set.
"I have reason to believe he
sold items totaling well over
$500," said Detective Faulkner.
S"He had the ability and connec-
tion to sell to people that want-
ed that stuff."
Detective' Faulkner "said
many of the items reportedly
stolen from the unlocked vehi-
cles went to Garcia, who he
described as the "goo6 guy."
"A good percentage of that
went to him and he sold it for a
profit," said the detective. -
Last week the detective
See Thefts -Page 2


245 drivers


issued paper


during operation


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A recent traffic enforcement
program conducted by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) ended late last
week with 245 drivers receiving
at least a written warning.
Operation Back-Off was.
staged on highways in Okee-
chobee County March 20-25 by
the OCSO traffic unit -
Sergeant Gary Bell, Corporal
Brian Hagan, and deputies
Adrian Rogers and John Ashby.
The unit spent their week
working S.R. 710, S.R. 70, U.S.


441 and U.S. 98 N.
The operation was aimed at
drivers who were following
another vehicle too closely, but
no traffic infraction was
ignored.
Figures released by the
OCSO indicate that the number
of citations or warning issued
and the infraction were: 68 for
following too closely; 74 for
unlawful speed; 35 for no proof
of insurance; 22 for equipment
violations; 19 for seatbelt viola-
tions; and, 27 were miscella-

See Warnings Page 2


Officer hit while issuing ticket


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Writing a speeding ticket can
be dangerous. If you don't
believe so, just ask Deputy Adrian
Rogers of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office (OCSO).
While the OCSO motorcycle
officer was writing a citation
around 8 a.m. Tuesday morning,
another vehicle struck his 2006
Harley-Davidson Road King
motorcycle as it sat on the shoul-
der of Charles Harvey Highway.
The force of the impact
shoved the motorcycle off the.
shoulder and into the left leg of
the deputy. And while his injuries
were minimal, damages to the
$15,000 motorcycle were more
extensive. The damages were
estimated to be around $4,500,
according to an accident report


by OCSO Corporal Jack Nash.
The corporal's report states
that Deputy Rogers had stopped
another vehicle in the eastbound
lane of the highway and was writ-
ing that driver a speeding ticket.
The report also states that the
deputy's motorcycle was parked
on the shoulder of the highway
with its emergency lights flash-
ing.
As the deputy was writing the
citation a 2003 Ford automobile
approached from behind the offi-
cer and reportedly struck the
motorcycle. The car was driven
by Donna Pritchett, 58, of Okee-
chobee. Cpl. Nash indicated in
his report that she was issued a
citation for careless driving.
The report states her attention
was apparently focused on her
young granddaughter in the back


seat. She reportedly turned
around to tend to the child, and
the movement of her turning
apparently caused her to veer
from the roadway and into the
motorcycle, continued the
report.
Cpl. Nash indicated the esti-
mated.damage to the automobile
was $2,500.

Deputy Rogers' received only
minor injuries, added the report.
According to OCSO records,
the motorcycle assigned to
Deputy Rogers was purchased in
November of 2005. Fully
equipped, the motorcycle had a
retail price of $15,000. However,
after receiving a trade-in
allowance of.$12,000 on a year-
old motorcycle, the sheriff's
office.was able to purchase the
new Harley for $3,000.


One more week
Mary Parks, of Illinois said that she and her husband,
Onnie have just one more week left as winter residents
of Okeechobee. The two were preparing to launch their
boat at Okee-Tantie Park late Monday morning.








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Drainage
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the mayor's house is at 16 feet. He
also noted that a culvert down-
stream from the mayor had a
higher elevation.
Deputy county administrator
Jim Threewits asked why, if they
Rim Canal was currently at 14.5
feet, there was water in the ditch-
es.
Mr. Schriner noted that there
are obstructions in the ditches.
The mayor stated that two
important things came out of the
March 23 city-countyworkshop to
discuss stormwater drainage. The
first was that to solve the problem
it is necessary to start at the Rim
Canal and work upstream.
The other thing was that what-
ever the city and county did
would make no difference
because SFWMD could not take
the water that was sent to the Rim
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Beach headquarters. "We can
take everything you give us."
Benita Whalen, director of
SFWMD, Okeechobee service
center said there were seawall
problems because of the draw-
down of the Rim Canal. She
added that the data available indi-
cated that there is not a lot of stor-
age space in the Rim Canal.
Whether it was drawn down or
not would not make much differ-
ence, she said.
After the meeting, Mr. Brown
stated that the problem was con-
veyance to the Rim Canal and not
the Rim Canal itself.
County administrator George
Long stated that sheet flow might
have been the cause of flooding.
Mr. Threewits concurred with
that theory.
Mr. Long said the system was
overwhelmed and there were
more impediments to sheet flow
that caused water to stack.
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help. However, he admonished:
"You might fix an issue here and
move it somewhere else."
"As the county grows, the situ-
ation will get worse," Mr. Schriner
said. He said there were develop-
ments now in areas that in times
past would have flooded and
nobody cared.
"We need some east west con-
veyance to get the water out of
there so that it doesn't affect the
lake," said Mr. Schriner. He sug-
gested that in some cases, piping
the water might be better than
using swales.
The group discussed the
stormwater storage capabilities of
the Limpkin Creek property that
SFWMD is in the process of pur-
chasing. However, it was noted
that it would be two storm sea-
sons before the property is ready.
"This is a water quality proj-
ect," said Mr. Brown of the Limp-
kin Creek property "but it also
accomplishes some flood protec-
tion".
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standing of where we are, what
efforts are under way and how
much time and money is
involved." Mr. Long said when
contacted after the meeting.
He said that a conveyance sys-
tem and pumping would be nec-
essary to remove excess
stormwater.
Mr. Long went on to say that
historically, existing facilities have
handled stormwater but recent
events have been unprecedented.
After the meeting, the mayor
was optimistic.
He said the city would look at
resetting some culverts in that
section of the city.
He also said he was in favor or
a reasonable assessment for
drainage projects.
"It looks like we are working
on a solution, he said.
Mr. Whitehall stated that the
meeting served to bring the coun-
ty up to speed on the situation. He
said the city had had previous dis-
cussions with SFWMD and dis-
cussed some of the same topics.


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Start programs are funded and to
each.regional Migrant Head Start
Programs, including the East
Coast program. She also added
that the Head Start Program is
part of the 'No Child Left Behind'
Act where all children have equal
access to a quality education.
Arlene Morris, an early educa-
tion specialist with East Coast
Migrant told members at the
meeting that children of migrant
families are tested by way of spe-
cific testing on their skills in Eng-
lish and also in Spanish. She
noted that in the first report from
National Recording Systems
(NRS), Head Start children scored
higher than the national average
in following directions in English
with a score of five. The national
average is four. In Spanish, chil-
dren in the program scored high-
er than national averages in letter
recognition and scored at the
national average in early math
skills..
Ms. Huggins stated, "Children
in the program must meet certain
criteria before they can become
eligible for the services provided."


Thefts'
Continued From Page 1
arrested Esteban Benitez, 18, S.W.
18th Ave., Okeechobee; Ricky
Garza, 18, .S.R. 70 W, Okee-
chobee; Eliasar Tinajero, 19, N.W.
42nd Ave., Okeechobee; and
Brock Sherrill, 16, S.W. Connors
Highway, in Okeechobee.
Benitez was charged with 27
counts of burglary to a con-
veyance, 16 counts of grand theft
and three counts of felony crimi-
nal mischief. His bond was set at
$115,000.


Warnings
Continued From Page 1
neous citations and warnings.
The unit also made three arrests
- two for habitual traffic viola-
tions and one for no driver's
license.
According to Sgt. Bell, the mis-
cellaneous citations and warnings
could include such things as fail-
ure to carry a driver's license or a
tag violation.
The OCSO also reported that
during this weeklong operation,
traffic crashes were down
approximately 20 percent.
"One of the biggest complaints
we receive at the sheriff's office is
about speeding, reckless and
aggressive drivers," said Sheriff


She continued by saying that chil-
dren mustbe from migrant farm
worker families, migrating and
becoming' displaced every 4-7
months for seasonal work. The
program administrator told listen-
ers that there are now 95 centers,
along the east coast with 11 of
those being 'Delegate Agencies'
contracting space to other
providers.
"Florida has 11 centers with:
three of those being Direct Ser-
vices Centers," she said.
Hibiscus Children's Center
Foster Parent Program recruiter,
Rossana Gonzalez took the spot-
light to inform the group about
the great need for foster care fam-
ilies to provide safe, loving homes
for children in the foster care sys-
tem.
Ms. Gonzalez stated that there
are currently about 2,000 children
from a four county area including,
Okeechobee, Palm Beach, St.
Lucie and Martin, under the 'Unit-
ed for Families' umbrella which
encompasses the foster care pro-
gram. She said of those, 500 are in
shelters, only about 270 children
are taken into foster homes and
approximately 50-55 had to be
sent out of the area due to lack of
foster homes available.


Garza and Tinajero were each
charged with 28 counts of burgla-
ry to a conveyance, 16 counts of
grand theft and three counts of
criminal mischief. The bond for
each man was set at $117,500.
Sherrill was also charged with
28 counts of burglary to a con-
veyance, 16 counts of grand theft
and three counts of felony crimi-
nal mischief. Because of his age,
Sherrill was taken to the Juvenile
Detention Facility in Fort Pierce.
"This wasn't necessarily a
complicated case," said Detective
Faulkner, "but there were just so
many cases."


Paul May. "This year's budget
allowed the sheriff's office to add
two more people to our traffic
unit and conduct operations like
Operation Back-Off.
"Several of our citizens have
seen me on the street or have
phoned and told me how much
they approve of us cracking down
on these types of violations. I
thank our traffic unit, supervised
by SgL Gary Bell, for their contin-
ued efforts. These type operations
will continue because if we can
cut the number of crashes we will
cut the number of injures and
deaths within the county, and this
is what our traffic units are trying
to do' he ad Sgt. Bell echoed the sheriff's
sentiment by saying he had
receive positive feedback from
the community and that everyone


Ms. Gonzalez also mentioned
that more than 70 children in the
Okeechobee area are in need of
foster care with only seven 'active'
foster care homes available.
She told council members that
the center provides free parenting
classes and also teaches and
licenses Foster Parents and asked
members and others to become
involved in making a difference in
the life of a child urgingthem to
contact the Hibiscus Children's
Center at (800) 403-9311, ext. 304
for details about becoming a fos-
ter parent.
In council committee reports:
East Coast Migrant Head
Start Program will hold a 'Family
Learning'event on April 8 from 12
until 4 p.m. at the Okeechobee 1
Center, 726 N.E. 16th Ave. For
information on the event, please
contact the Okeechobee 1 Center
at (863) 467-0702.
Enrollment in the KidCare
program, have increased since
the last CCC meeting on Feb. 28;
Anyone interested in determining
eligibility of a child can contact
Sharon Vinson, Facilitator of
Shared Services Network at (863)
462-5000 ext. 257.
Education Foundation 'mini-
grants will be awarded at 4 p.m.


Detective Faulkner said the
majority of the items stolen were
taken from unlocked vehicles,
and all were random incidents.
He said the four individuals would
park their vehicle then walk
through the area "... and slowly
check vehicles to see if they were
unlocked."
"They wore gloves and made
every effort to go undetected," he
continued. "They would change
their vehicles periodically -
sometimes they even changed
vehicles in the same night"
Detective Faulkner said some
of the proceeds from the alleged


appreciated what his unit was
doing.
"It was a good operation," said
SgL Bell. "The fellows stayed
motivated and they all did a great
job."
According to Lieutenant
William Markham, Operation
Back-Off was not a statewide
operation.
"It was strictly our operation,"
he said.
Not only did the operation
achieve its goal of cutting down
on the number of rear-end acci-
dents in Okeechobee County, it
also gave the OCSO Traffic Unit an
idea of where they need to focus
their attention.
"Of all the areas we had to
work, probably (S.R.) 710 needs
the most attention," said Sgt Bell.
"But, that doesn't take away from


on Wednesday, March 29 in. the
boardroom of the Okeechobee
School Board Office.
The next 'Baby Shower' pro-
gram put on by the Healthy Start
Coalition will take place on April
28 at the American Legion Hall.
Donations of items for new
babies and mothers are needed.
For more information, please
contact Kay Begin at the Healthy
Start Coalition Office at (863) 462-
5877.
The 'Heart Gallery' with an
exhibit of photographs of adopt-
able children will be at IRCC on
Friday, April 7 from 5 until 7 p.m.
Reba Folsom, founder and
director of 'My Aunt's House Clos-
et' will be holding their second
'Texas Hold Em' Tournament
fundraiser on April 6 at the Ameri-
can Legion Post #64. Registration
for the event begins at 5:30 p.m.
with games to begin at 7 p.m.
promptly. Proceeds will go to
benefit 'My Aunt's House Closet,'
a 501 (c) (3) organization. For
more information, please contact
Ms. Folsom at (863) 634-2306.
The next Community Collabo-
rative Council meeting will be
held on Tuesday, April 25 at 10
a.m. in the boardroom of the
Okeechobee School Board Office.


thefts went for drugs, while some
went "... for their own enjoy-
ment"
While some of the property
has been returned, Detective
Faulkner said he is still searching
for a .38 cal. revolver that was
supposedly taken in one of the
thefts he just doesn't know
which one.
"I had information it was sold
to someone in Fort Drum, but that
was not the case," said the detec-
tive.
The OCSO detective said that
despite these arrests, his investi-
gation is continuing.


all the areas we worked."
LL Markham said the unit had
estimated they would conduct
between 250 and 300 traffic stops
during the week.
"And, if they were stopped by
the unit in that time period they
were given either a written warn-
ing or a citation," he added.
"Everyone got a piece of
paper," said SgL Bell, in an earlier
interview about the operation.
During the first day of the oper-
ation, the unit concentrated its
efforts on S.R. 70 E. and S.R. 710
to the Martin County line and
stopped 60 vehicles in the morn-
ing alone.
LL Markham said over 50 vehi-
cles were stopped March 20 for
following too closely, aggressive
driving or speeding.


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News Briefs

Annual Water Fest is this weekend
OKEECHOBEE The second annual Water Fest will be held
Saturday, April 1, and Sunday, April 2, at the Okee-Tantie Marina
and Campground on S.R. 78 W. The event is jointly sponsored by
the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), Okee-
Tantie Marina and Campground and the Okeechobee County
Tourist Development Council (TDC). Planned activities will include
a two-day bass tournament, Earthman and The Planet Earth Pro-
ject H2o Concert Tour, historical demonstrations, barbecue, arts,
food booths, a bounce house and a water slide. Water Fest will be
open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, and from 10 a.m. until 4
p.m. on Sunday. For information, call the SFWMD service center in
Okeechobee at (863) 462-5260.

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 automobile'
accident Wednesday, Dec. 21.
To donate, simply go to Big Lake National Bank and say you
would like to contribute to the benefit for the Smalls family.

Loans help replace storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc.
has received $500,000 for the HOME Again Loan Program, which
helps homeowners with replacement of their hurricane damaged
or destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will help applicants who meet the
following criteria:
You owned your home in Okeechobee County and it was
your primary residence during hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in
2004.
You have been unable to fix your home due to a lack of insur-
ance or other assistance.
Your gross household income is at or belovthe following lev-
els: one person in the household $24,000; two persons -
$27,650; three persons $31,100; four persons $34,550; five
persons $37,300; six persons $40,100; seven persons -
$42,850; and, eight persons $45,500.
Interviews for applications for this program are by appointment
only. To make an appointment for an interview, call Jessie Vazquez
at (863) 467-5525. The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing Inc. office
is open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Homebuyer classes held each week
OKEECHOBEE The USDA, rural housing service, can now
loan up to $172,632 for housing mortgages for very low and low-
income applicants.
For prequalification for this loan, call (863) 763-3345 to reserve
your seat for one of our homebuyer classes.
Classes are held on Wednesdays, starting at 9 a.m.


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Monday morning found this happy group out for a boating excursion on Lake Okee-
chobee. A former resident of the country of Australia, Linton Price (left) said that he now
lives in Kentucky. Other family members visiting from Kentucky are: Okeechobee winter
residents, Linda and Harold Byrd (on boat), Rhonda Thistle and Steven DeBell, all from
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Obituaries


Duane Lee Reynolds
Duane Lee Reynolds, age 74,
died March 26, 2006, at his resi-
dence in Okeechobee. He was
born Nov. 8, 1931, inI West
Creek, Colo. He \\as a seasonal
resident of Okecchobee for the
past six years. He \\as a member
of the Kankakee Masonic Lodge
in Illinois.
He is survived by: his wife of
52 years, Anne Reynolds of
Okeechobee; son, Kelly (Sandy)
Reynolds of Kankakee. Ill.;
daughters, Karen (Tracy) Baben-
dererde of Okeechobee, Sharon
Reynolds of Martinton, Ill., Mary


Jo (Eddie) Curwick of Essex, Ill.;
and Toni (Carl) Donaldson of
Clifton, Ill.; 12 grandchildren; 16
great-grandchildren; brothers,
Gordy Reynolds of Eureka Ill.,
Terry Reynolds of Champaiine,
Ill., Randy Reynolds of Las
Vegas, Nev.; and, sisters, Juanita
Doman of Jacksonsille, Peggy
Derby of Champaigne, Ill., San-
dra Reynolds of California, and
Janice Mills of Gibson Ci-t, Ill.
The family has decided not to
hold services at this time.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care. of the
Buxton Funeral Home.,


Earl Daniel Huggan
Earl Daniel Huggan, age 67,
died March 27, 2006, at his resi-
dence in Okeechobee. He was
born Aug. 3, 1938,,in Boston, Mass.
He was resident' f Okeecri c'et
since 1990 He served in the Li S
Air Force, was.,a member of the,
American Legion, the Moose
Lodge, the VFW, and was a-past
Commander of the West Palm'
Beach Power Squadron.
He-is survived by: his wife office
years, Margie S. Huggan of Okee-
chobee; son, Michael Huggan of
Broken Arrow, Okla.; daughter,
Donna Jo (Lyle) Thompson of
West Palm Beach, and Donna Lynn


(Tuscon) Armistead of Lake Lin-
den, Mich.; and, two grandchil-
dren, James and Corey Huggan.
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hold services at this time.
in lieu of lo\\.tis, the family has
reqtestield thatI dunations b'emade'
in Mi. Huggar's rnernory to the
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Letter to the Editor


Airboat bills are


worthless documents


Airboat bills HB-733 and SB-
1958 are worthless noise abate-
ment documents and only
increase the number of activities
that are exempt from the muf-
fling device. Airboats will be able
to use cutouts that bypass or cut
away from the muffling device.
These bills will severely
increase the sound legally, and
not muffle the sound.
That is why they are so decep-
tively dangerous to human life -
most airboats are 700 decibels
and up to 1,000hp. And in groups
of up to 38 to 40 within an event
for not less than 14 to 18 hours
nonstop over a three-day week-.
end is what boiled my blood up
to 273/213 and almost killed me.
This is what I am trying to stop!
The airboat exemptions in
these two bills allow total abol-
ishment of the muffling device
provision within the bills. The
exemptions permit high-pow-
ered engine exhaust through a
"cutout" system that allows the
exhaust to bypass all muffling
devices and to thrust the raw
sound emission into the environ-
ment with explosive power.
These exemptions require a per-
mil that is easily\ obtained. Coun-,
terfeit permits can easily be
made a\ ailable also.
The present state statute
327.65 has provisions for effec-
tive muffling devices on internal
combustion engine 'essels. This
statute also entitles vessels to uti-


lize cutouts when practicing for
races and/or entering racing
events. This muffling exemption
in statute 327.65 entitles the air-
boat to be equipped with cutouts
for the exempt event only. But,
cutouts are used on a regular
basis when not racing or practic-
ing for races. That is why 327.65
is a useless document.
The new bills have the very
same arrangement as 327.65.
The exemptions allow the air-
boats to be equipped with
cutouts. The airboaters can state
that the airboats are equipped
with cutouts for the various
events mentioned in the exemp-
tions. Nevertheless, cutouts and
flex pipes will, again, be used on
a regular basis and enforcement
will continue to be engaged in
the "catch me if o:u can" airboat
game.
Bills 766 and 1958 will not
solve the airboat noise problem
as long as cutouts and flex pipes
are permitted. Both are useless
documents, but good political
fodder!
Cutouts and flex pipes have
always been the airboat noise
problem. Consequently, these
bills as noise abatement instru-
ments are absolutely\ wxorthless.
Call and <\lite your legislators
and Jeb Bush iand tell them to
vote no to the airboat bills as
long as culouts or flex pipes are
aIllo\ed on airboats
Gertrude Dickinson


Community Events

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. II anyone is intel -
ested 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 sen-
iors 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 cer-
tificate and historical information. Each ornament is $15. All pro-'
ceeds from the sale of the ornaments will go to the ORE scholar-
ship. To place an order,, call: Kay McCool, '(863) 763-2829; Gay
Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Mari-
on Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.





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Upcoming Events
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the
facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.
A.A. meeting meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meeting meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. This will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-1191.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who
are either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other
women's issues are also addressed. One support group is held every
Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health Department
auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call Irene Luck at (863)
763-0202. The other support group is held on each Thursday at 6 p.m. at
Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For information,
call Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.
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 and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
information.
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 Inb. 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 wel-
come. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an oppor-
tunity for caregivers to give one another suppon, information and ideas.
The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information,
call (863) 467-2321.
Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday except the first Friday of
the monin for an open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. at The Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church. 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For inlorma-
tion call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7 30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center, local-
ed at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guesrs. For information, call Fran at (863) 382-6978
or Juana at (863) 471 -9795.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meels al 9 a.m. at the First
United Melhodist Church. 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All
persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
*ng a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting Irom noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N W. Third SI. This will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third SI. This will be an open speaker meeting.
Sobriety in the Swamp Club is a public service group that offers a
place for people in recovery to meet. There are AA and NA meetings
seven days a week, and at different times. The club also offers a safe
place to10 come and hang out,. have coffee and fellowship with others. The
hours ol operation are: 9 a.m. until 10 p m., Monday through Thursday: 9
a.m. until 11:30 p.m. Friday Inrough Saturday; and, from 11 a.m. until 10
p.m. on Sundays. For information on meeting times, call (863) 763-5385.



Community Events

Ranch hosting fundraiser
Mi-CIN Ranch. 1000 N.\V. 50th Drive, will host a fundraiser for
the Bits and Spurs 4-H Club and Indian River Community College
(IRCC) Scholarship on Saturday, April 15, from 3 until 10 p.m.
Activities will include a barbecue, Easter egg hunt, Chinese auc-
tion and a horseshoe tournament. There will also be live enter-
tainment. For information, call i863' 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
Security card and birth dates are required for everyone that is to
be listed on the return. A blank check for direct deposit of refund
is also required. AARP-Taxaide does not do state income tax
returns. For information, call Neile Foreman, district coordinator,
at (863) 357-1694.

UF/IFAS plans career fair
The University of Florida/IFAS Environmental Management
Career Fair will be held Tuesday, April 18, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
at the University of Florida/IFAS Indian River Research and Educa-
tion Center (IRREC) at 2199 South Rock Road in Fort Pierce. The
event is being held because IRREC has launched a new bache-
lor's degree program in environmental management and enroll-
ment is increasing greatly. For information, contact Kim Wilson by
calling (772) 468-3922, ext. 126; or, by e-mail at
kswilson@ifas.ufl.edu.
Driver safety course planned


An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, April 22,
and Saturday, April 29, at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third
St., from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. You do not have to be an AARP
member or have AARP auto insurance to attend. All seniors 55
and over are invited. Consult your auto insurance agent for your
three-year discount upon class completion. For information, con-
tact 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.

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 member of a class from 1960-1969 you are invited to attend. For
information, call (863) 763-6464 or (863) 763-8865.


Community Events

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 qualifi-
cations you must have to process the bill. Funding will end March
31.

Water Fest planned for April 1 & 2
The second annual Water Fest will be held Saturday, April 1,
and Sunday, April 2, at the Okee-Tantie Marina and Campground
on S.R. 78 W. The event is jointly sponsored by the South Florida
Water Management District (SFWMD), Okee-Tantie Marina and
Campground and the Okeechobee County Tourist Development
Council (TDC). Planned activities will include a two-day bass tour-
nament, Earthman and The Planet Earth Project H2o Concert
Tour, historical demonstrations, barbecue, arts, food booths, a
bounce house and a water slide. Water Fest will be open from 10
a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, and from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sun-
day. For information, call the SFWMD service center in Okee-
chobee at (863) 462-5260.

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
Recreational Outreach Center (ROC).

14th annual Fort Drum Day planned
The Fort Drum Community Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., will
host the 14th annual Fort Drum Day Celebration on Saturday and
Sunday. April 1 and 2. Saturday's events will be held from 11 a.m.
until 4 p.m. and will include games and prizes for youth, a pig
roast and a baking 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 Rev-
erend Fred Hodges. Also featured will be Reverend Joe Bishop
and gospel groups The Gulf State Quartet and the Celebration
Singers. Following the services there will be dinner on the
grounds as well as more gospel music and messages from local
ministers. Everyone is welcome. Attendees should bring a lawn
chair and a covered dish. For information, call Sandy at (863) 357-
2164 orJudyat (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
alghan. 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 Dalis at (863)
763-3991, Paulette Whipple at (863) 467-2-187 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
Slitchin' Post, 620 S., Parrot Ave. For information, call (863) 763-
18,11. ,.; -
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 si'x 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. Con-
testants 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 con-
tact Joanna Sherman at the Okeechobee Soil and Water Conser-
vation District at (863) 763-3619.

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

Barbecue proceeds help Smalls family
A barbecue to help the Smalls family will be held in Flagler
Park 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. 78W. 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.
Substance abuse coalition to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will hold an open
general membership meeting Tuesday, April 11, at 11:30 a.m. at
the Church of the Nazarene Fellowship Hall, 425 S.W. 28th St.
Lunch reservations should be made by Friday, April 7. RSVP for
lunch by Friday, April 7. To RSVP call (863) 763-9800, or (863) 697-
4903.
Church plans Good Friday program
New St. Stephen A.M.E. Church, 1001 N.E. 16th Ave., is hosting
a Good Friday program on April 14 at 7 p.m. For information, call
(863) 447-2563.
Church hosting Easter egg hunt
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will
hold their annual Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 15, at 10 a.m.


The children of Okeechobee and their parents are invited to take
part in the activities and have lunch. Everyone should bring their
own baskets.

Eagles Club hosting benefit
The Eagles Club on U.S. 441 N. will host a benefit for Larry
Shrader on Saturday, April 15, beginning at 2 p.m. There will be
food, fun, auction and music. Donations can be made to a special
account that has been set up at Big Lake National Bank. For infor-
mation, call Steve Cates at (863) 634-2061.

Church plans Easter sunrise service
The First United Methodist Church will hold Easter sunrise
services at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 16, on the banks of Lake
Okeechobee. Seating will be limited, so please bring a chair. The
offering will be given to Big Lake Missions to help them raise
funds to replace one of their vehicles.


The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 29,2006


OPINION











Former resident competes in pool tourney


Jodi Richbourg Taylor of Port
St. Lucie has qualified for the
American Poolplayers Associa-
tion's (APA) 2006 8-Ball
Shootout by winning in regional
competition on March 4 and 5 in
Lake Worth. Taylor, formerly of
Okeechobee, will join amateur
pool players from throughout
North America to compete in the
world's most, rewarding 8-Ball
singles championship with guar-
anteed cash and prizes totaling
$100,000.
Taylor is a member of the APA
and participates in weekly
league play at Alibi's, 2850 S.W.
Third Terrace. The APA conducts
the 8-Ball Shootout annually.
APA members who compete
in the 8-Ball Shootout become
eligible by entering and winning
a local qualifying tournament.
Local winners advance to the
regional level where they com-
pete in one of three skill level
tiers. Regional winners from
each skill level tier advance to
the national event where they


compete with others within their
skill level category. Three Cham-
pions, one from each of the
three skill level tiers, will be
crowned at the national event
being held in Las Vegas at the
Riviera Hotel and Casino on April
27-29.
Last year more than 9,000 8-
Ball shooters qualified to play in
the regional event. All players
pay a one-time entry fee of $15.
The APA, based in Lake Saint
Louis, Mo., sanctions the world's
largest amateur pool league,
known as the APA Pool League
throughout the United States
and as the Canadian Pool
League in Canada. More than
250,000 members compete in
weekly 8-Ball league play. The
APA is generally recognized as
the governing body of amateur
pool, having established the offi-
cial rules, championships, for-
mats and handicap systems for
the sport of amateur billiards.
The APA produces three
major tournaments each year,


Rucks to compete in


billiard nationals


By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Heath Rucks will be in Las
Vegas on April 27-29 competing
in the American Poolplayers
Association (APA) 2006 9-Ball
Shootout for a share of cash
and prizes totaling $100,000.
Rucks qualified for this national
event by winning a local quali-
fying event, then taking the
regional championship on


March 4 and 5 in Lake Worth.
He participates., in weekly
league play at Alibi's in Okee-
chobee. Players compete.
against others within their skill
level category in one of three
skill level tiers.
There will be three champi-
ons crowned at the national
event being held at the Riviera
Hotel & Casino,, one from each
of the three level tiers.


Sports Briefs


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-
cancer 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 truck-
ing into one large event when
they cbme to the Cattlemen's
Arena on Frida\, 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 pic-
tures prior to the actual event at
8p.m.
General admission is $14.
Junior (ages 6-12) admission is
$10 and children 5 years old
and under are free.


For information visit
w\ww.souJthernmonstertruck-
showdown.com.


Agri-women's group
skeet shoot planned
The Florida Agri-women
have announced that their inau-
gural skeet.-shoot event- will
take place May 13 at Quail
'Creek Plantation, 1907 N.E.
224th St.
Station sponsorships and
single shooter tickets are avail-
able,
For information, call Dianne
Spann at (863) 634-3327.


Basketball camp
taking applications
Final' applications are now
being evaluated for :he 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 :ocalions include, but:
are not limited to: Babson Park;
Gainesville, Ga.; Hickory,, N.C.;
and, Lebanon, Tenn.
For a free brochure, call
(704) 373-0873 anytime.


Community Event

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.


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Jodi Richbourg Taylor will compete In the American Pool-
players Association national 8-Ball tournament at the Riviera
Hotel & Casino In Las Vegas on April 27-29.


the APA National Team Champi-
onships, the APA National Sin-
gles Championships and the U.S.
Amateur Championship. These
tournaments pay out a total of
more than $1 million in cash and


prizes annually.
This will not be Ms. Taylor's
first trip to Las Vegas. Two years
ago she competed in the BCA 8-
Ball Nationals as a member of a
local women's team.


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The Ashley Gang, Florida folksingers, will be appearing at
the Okeechobee County Library on Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m.

The Ashley Gang to

perform at library


The Ashley Gang, Florida
folksingers, will be appearing at
the Okeechobee County Library
on Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m. The
original Ashley Gang rampaged
through south Florida in the
early 1900's, robbing banks and
selling bootleg whiskey. The
band, "The Ashley Gang," is
more notorious for their four
part harmonies and song writ-
ing. Called the hottest folk band
in Florida, the Ashley Gang
brings together the talents of
award-winning singer-song-
writer-guitarists Al Scortino and
Paul Garfinkel, bassist and har-
mony goddess Michelle Lowe,
percussion innovator Norm
McDonald and flautist Kay


Garfinkel. The Gang has been
entertaining spellbound audi-
ences since 1998 and is regularly
featured at such events as the
Florida Folk Festival, Will
McLean Folk Festival, the Gam-
ble Rogers Festival, the South
Florida Folk Festival and many
others from the Panhandle to the
Keys. The story of the original
Ashley Gang is captured .in
Scortino's song, "The Ashley
Gang," and Garfinkel's "Floridi-
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you love about this state. This
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materials, toys, pre-teen, maternity, home goods and
furniture Consignment Boutique "expands and
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Clark receives Mitchell Achievement Award


PATRICK AFB After three
hurricanes and two years of dedi-
cation to the U.S. Air Force, Civil Air
Patrol program. Cadet 2nd Lieu-
tenant J. Matt Clark was presented
the Mitchell Achievement Award
by Lt. Colonel Gary Owen, Group
i, Commander, Florida Wing on
Saturday, March 18th. The Mitchell
Achievement is the milestone level
in the leadership transition to cadet
officer. In addition, Cadet 2nd LT.
Clark is the Cadet Commander of
the Okeechobee 453rd Composite
Squadron, responsible for sixteen
junior cadets.
Cadet 2nd LT. J. Matt Clark, 14,
is a freshman at Jupiter High
School. Cadet 2nd LT. Clark
attained his rank through two years
of leadership, aerospace education
and emergency services. Some of
Cadet Clark's achievements
include a "Find" of an emergency
distress beacon, Recruiting, the Air
Force Sergeant's Association -
Excellence Award in Leadership
and the Florida Wing Honor Soci-


ety for academic performance.
This summer, Cadet Clark plans
to attend the U.S. Air Force Meteo-
rology School at Offutt AFB,
Nebraska, as well as the U.S. Air
Force Space Command at Patrick
AFB. Cadets get the opportunity to
qualify for special activities at mini-
mal cost each summer. He plans
to continue through the ranks and
hopes to attend the U.S. Air Force
Academy or Naval Academy.
The Civil Air Patrol is the official
U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, non-profit
all volunteer organization in pro-
moting Cadet Program, Aerospace
Education, and Emergency Ser-
vices. With more than 58,000
members, including 27,000 cadets
ages 12 21. The Civil Air Patrol
has the most extensive communi-
cation network and the world's
largest fleet (550) of single engine,
piston aircraft. Prospective mem-
bers may visit www.cap.gov for
membership and location of a unit
near them.


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Fashion Show
KOA recently held a fashion show and luncheon for the
benefit of KOA Care Camps, Tuesday, March 7. On stage
are Sharon. Varsey and Milt Schultz in Western wear.
Nicole Wood at the podium and Jon Nelson was a waiter
for the luncheon. Gail Schultz was chairperson for the
event.


Submitted to Okeechobee News/John Clark, 1 LT, CAP
Cadet 2nd Lieutenant J. Matt Clark (left) was presented the
Mitchell Achievement Award by Lt. Colonel Gary Owen,
Group IV, Commander, Florida Wing on Saturday, March
18th.

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service known as Child Find.
Child Find helps find and identi-
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who. may need special educa-
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children not yet in a school set-
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Equipment available
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Red Hat Society
Attending the St. Patrick's Day celebration at the Eagles,
the Unruly Udderly Unique chapter of the Red Hat Society
sang during karaoke. On stage with Debra the karaoke
leader are Hazel Herbert, Pat Abele, Judine Cole, Joan
Wilcox, Anne Hurst, Dorothy Anderson, Marie Stout and
Fran McMillian holding the mike.


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Double fun
Jennie Crawford recently
enjoyed the Mardi Gras
party at the Okeechobee
Rehabilitation Center. She
was also celebrating her
90th birthday making the
party double fun.


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RAULERSON ISPITAL
We Care
Raulerson Hospital is a 100-bed acute care facility providing a full range of
medical and surgical services for both inpatient and outpatient procedures.
General Surgery Laparoscopic Bariatrics Vascular/Endovascular
Orthopaedic Gynecology Gastrointestinal Podiatry Urology Emergency Care
Pediatrics Wound Care Radiology and Imaging Ultrasound Mammography
Respiratory, Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
Outpatient Varicose Vein Procedures Sleep Disorder Lab
Osteoporosis Screening Using DXA*
For Laboratory or Radiology diagnostic services,
please call our central scheduling number (863) 824-2839 (Physician's Order Required)
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Our Emergency Department and Surgical Services Are Available
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Florida Department of Transportation

Notice of Public Information Workshop
.Okeechobee County Civic Center
Thursday April 6, 2006
5:30 pm 7:30 pm
Financial Project ID No. SR 70 Project Development and Environment Study
196904-1-22-01 From NE 34th Avenue to NE 128th Avenue (Berman Road)
I I
/ End Study
d Studio Fnal
NE 128th Avenue

Begin Study
Comienzo del studio 1
NE 341h Avenue Segment 2 Segment 3


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The Florida Department of Transportation will conduct a public information work-
shop on proposed improvements to State Road (SR) 70 in Okeechobee. The
workshop will be held on April 6, 2006 from 5:30PM to 7:30PM, at the
Okeechobee County Civic Center, 1750 US Highway 98 North (across from the
Okeechobee Airport).
The proposed improvement involves 4-laning approximately 6 3/4 miles of SR
70 in Okeechobee County from NE 34th Avenue to NE 128th Avenue (Berman
Road). In addition to the through lanes, a grassed median with left-turn lanes will
be included and various intersections will be upgraded.
The information workshop is being held in order to receive comments from the
general public as well as to inform the public of the project's progress. Aerial
maps will be on display and Department representatives will be on hand during
the workshop hours to informally discuss the project and to answer questions.
Residents are encouraged to come in and review this transportation improve-
ment proposal. Persons desiring to submit written statements and other exhibits
may do so at the workshop or by sending them to Dick Combs at FDOT District
One, Post office Box 1249, Bartow, Florida 33831.
Public participation is solicited without regard of color, religion, sex, age, nation-
al origin, disability, or family status. Anyone needing special accommodations
under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 should contact Keith Slater,
P.E., FDOT District One Project Manager by telephone at (863) 519-2495 or by
writing, at least seven days prior to the information workshop, to:

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


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8 LIFESTYLES The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, March 29, 2006


Anniversary
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Engagements


Heather Simmons
and Chad Thomas
Neal and Deborah Simmons of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the engagement of their
daughter Heather Diane Simmons
to Chad Earl Thomas of Okee-
chobee. The prospective groom is
Exym),KH.. .


the son of Earl and Tammy Thomas 4 and is employed as a sales person
of Okeechobee. The wedding is with ARS. After the wedding, the
planned for April 15, 2006, at the couple will reside in Okeechobee.
KOA. The bride-to-be is a 1996
graduate of Okeechobee High
School. She attends Florida Atlantic Pryor and Smith
University and is employed as a chb i
Deputy Clerk at the Okeechobee erlean P of Okeechobee is
County Clerk's Office. The groom is proud to announce the engage-
a 1998 graduate of Okeechobee ment of her daughter, Angela Pryor


to Brian Smith of Okeechobee. The
prospective groom is the son of Ella
Mae Smith of Okeechobee. The
wedding is planned for June 24, at
the First Baptist Church of Deans
Court. The bride-to-be is employed
as a manager with McDonalds, and
the prospective groom is a con-
struction worker in Vero Beach.


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Heather Simmons and Chad Thomas


Birth


Andrew and Doris Rego
Andrew and Doris Rego of
Buckhead Ridge celebrated their
60th wedding anniversary on
March 18, 2006. The couple was
married in Beaver Falls, Pa., on
March 18,1946. The surprise party
was given by daughters Linda
Mertz of Pa. and Andrea Statton of
Virginia and; was held at the Vil-
lage Square Restaurant. Family
guests included: granddaughter
Jessica Baker, of Culpeper Va.;


SUDmilnedl TO UKeecnouee iNews

granddaughter, Danielle and her
husband Chris Cook of Fredericks-
burg, Va.; great grandchildren
Christopher Cook and Abigail
Cook, from Fredericksburg, Va.;
and, a host of other family and
friends attended the occasion. Mr.
Rego is retired from Westing-
house Corporation in Vanport, Pa.
Mrs. Rego is retired from Joseph
Homes Company of Beaver Valley,
Pa., and now is the gift shop man-
ager at Raulerson Hospital.


LandonArrants
Ray and Deidra Arrants of Okee-
chobee are proud to announce the
birth of their son, Landon Bennett
Arrants. He was born Wednesday,
Dec. 7, 2005, at Jupiter Medical Cen-
ter in Jupiter. He weighed 7 Ibs, 1 oz.,
and was 19.5 inches long at birth.
Landon was welcomed home by his
paternal grandparents, Buddy and
Beverly Arrants; maternal grand-
mother, Phyllis Walker; maternal
grandfather, Tommy Walker; pater-
nal great-grandmother, Bea Arrants;
maternal great-grandparents, Edith
Joiner, Edwin and Joann Walker;
Uncle Derek Walker; and, aunts,
Michelle Byrd and Ari Sheridan.


Landon Arrants


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.community nev paper. You'll
learn more about locul events
and issues. you'll get more
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Okeechobee News


Wedding


Cynthia Cone and Robert Lewis


Cynthia Cone
and Robert Lewis
Cynthia Gail Cone and Robert
Wesley Lewis were joined in mar-
riage Saturday, March 11. The bride
is the daughter of James and Ethel
R. Martin of Okeechobee. The
groom is the son of Jean Lewis and


the late Sheldon Lewis of Okee-
chobee. The wedding ceremony
was held at Sybles Chapel in Okee-
chobee. James Harrison officiated
at the ceremony. The bride was
given away by her brother, James P.
Martin. The maid of honor was
Zelda Rennolds of Okeechobee.
The best man was Tom Winkler of
Okeechobee. Following the cere-


Submitted to UKeechobee News

money, a reception was held at the
home of Zelda Rennolds, sister of
the bride. The couple is at home in
Okeechobee. The groom is
ernpli(-, .d as a property appraiser
with Okeechobee Property Apprais-
ers office and the bride is employed
as an administrative assistant with
Okeechobee Soil and Water.


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Enjoy A Weekend Of Family Fun Experien(ing Nature
and the Value of Our Water Resources!


Okeechobee County r.,i


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Activity &
Information
Booths

Arts & Crafts

Food
Music

Florida History
Displays


Sat. 10 am-6 pm / Sun. 10 am- 4 pm
Okee-Tantie Campground & Marl
On the north shore of Lake Okeechol
10430 Hwy. 78 W., Okeechobee, FL
A Cooperative Annual Event Presented B


Earthman
Educational
Concert
for Kids
1 pm on Sat.
Y2 D2Day
Russ Bringger
ina Memorial
bee Bass
Tournament
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Russ Bringger Memorial Bass Tournament 863.763.1035




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Josiah Restaurant and Lounge
Josiah's Restaurant and Lounge gives guests a new
flavor on classic American Cuisine. Josiah's at
Seminole Casino- Brighton serves up a spectacular
mixture of traditional Florida and American dishes.
Mouthwatering items like Catfish and Mo Jo Pork
Chops are on the regular menu. New to the lineup are
a Surf and Turf Plate and a Fresh Catch of the Day.
Don't forget to check out the nightly specials and
save some room for the delectable desserts.
The overall atmosphere is casual, friendly and
most of all fun! Covering an entire wall of the Josiah
Restaurant is a hand painted mural depicting,
Seminole culture and in the background are sounds
of casino excitement! The thrill of winning along
with casino promotions and seasonal events place
good food and good times, hand in hand. In the
Josiah Lounge there are four (4) Big Screen TV's
and live entertainment every Saturday night
between 8pm and midnight.
Behind it all you will catch the sounds of casino
excited ient! At Seminole Casino Brighton you can
have more than a tasty meal. You can have Fun! Join
the crowd ingo, play fast paced Poker with a
small group, or go one n-on-one \ith some of the
hottest machines in the business!
Early Birds save 10% Monday Friday between 3pm
and 5pm. Senior Citizens 55+ save 15% on Sunday.
(Dine in only, does not apply to carryout orders).
The Josiah Restaurant and Seminole Casino can also
host your private party or group.
Reservations suggested.

JOSIAH RESTAURANT
Open daily 11:00 am 11:00 pm
JOSIAH LOUNGE
Monday Saturday 11:00am 2:00 am
Sunday 11:00 am till closing
CASINO
Open Daily at 10:00 am
LOCATION
Hwy 721, 7 miles North of Lakeport on the Brighton
Seminole Indian Reservation
For additional information call (866) 2-CASINO


Josiah Restaurant and Lounge features
our special 'Surf and Turf' and 'Fiesh Catch of the Day
10% 0FF EARLY BIRD SPECIAL'
Tuesday through Friday 3pm to 5pm.
Senior Citizens 55+ enjoy 15%': OFF" on Sundays.
'Aciuoliimi) alcoricI t'e,,elragces
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Lcunj.- c-pen tlonddi, through Saturday 2pm to 2.im Sunoa no.:rn ni,
C.ano Open DAILY 1oam
Bingo TLE .-Fr 6 45prr, Sal 12 45pm & 6 15pmr, Sun at 2pm
* Poear Mon -Sat at 3pm Sur, ai noon
Highway 721 awes ot L.ak'
\ keeohobee on. the
4' Brighton Seminole
1 -ndran Reservation
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608 S. Parrott Ave.
OKEECHOBEE


863-763-7300
Hours: Mon-Sat 11AM-11H Sun 11AM-IOPM


FOOD FOR FAMILY
SIZE APPE IT1 ES


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j4tt Se44orm
Air Conditioning & Refrigeraton
Residential Commercial
Craig Raulerson
702 SE 9th Avenue
(863) 634-8703
allseasonac@earthlink.net
St. Lic. #CAC1814333





2800 SW 3rd Terr.
18631
467-1545
St. LiC.
CA0029420



Reich &
Mn**ni

1-888-784-6724
Workers' Compensation Personal Injury
Social Security Disability *Wrongful Death
Palm City Fort Pierce
Port St. Lucie
WestPalm Beach BocaRaton





Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
"Dirt & Stains Disappear"
Edward R. Jones, Owner, Est. 1991
467-1809
Cell: 610-0756
Lic. 2178


Cynthia'
C Cl
Se4vice'
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
For ,ayo u" cle ,tu ig-1iwiied s.
Ccti fo" -five- etuimat-.
Licensed References Available
Cynthia Thurston
863.697.2465
License #8374



MIDFLORID
2105 S. Parrott Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
Stop by today!
Or call 467-FREE
www.midflorida.com







WALPOLE FEED
& SUPPLY
Hwy. 98 N. PO Box 1723
(863) 763-6905


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or email
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SHIRLEY'S
PERSONAL
CARE SERVICES


CNA's HHA-Companion
Bathing Transportation
Light Housekeeping
Bonded & Insured Lic #NR30211249
Plaza 300 Suite 320 NW 5' St.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
863-467-6399
NOW HIRING CAREGIVERS


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863-467-4733
* Honest & Dependable Service
* 24 Hour Emergency Service
* Repair on all makes & models
* Family Owned & Operated
CAC1813894



^ FLIGHT
% SCHOOL

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


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


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


Mike's
Computer Repair
"You Have Tried the Rest,
Now Try the Best."
(863) 467-4222
709 N. Parrott Ave.
mike@mcrepair.net'
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DIABETIC FOOTWEAR
at
The Shoe Box
Phyllis Norris
Licensed Pedorthist
(863) 763-4401
3264 Hwy. 441 South
Okeechobee
Winn-Dixie Plaza


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YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

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or e-mail
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215 SW Park Street
863-357-2368

t I -Bath & Body Products .
. -* Candles & Accessories A
Gift Baskets for All Occasions
Exclusively Offering Village Candles
Custom Gourmet Baskets
FREE Delivery on all baskets.


NEVER PAINT
AGAIN!



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


EMORY WALKER
CO. INC.
Air Conditioning &
Refrigeration
Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years!
7/24 SERVICE
FOR OUR CUSTOMERS
208 SW 51' Ave. Okeechobee
863-763-6742
CAC042747 CAC014022 CAC057129


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

Anthony T. Young
Attorney
215 SW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-824-OLAW
General Practice
Real Estate Probate
Family Wills
37 Yairs EfpericncL
.Call Today for l bour Consultationi




Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church
3 Linda Rd. (BHR)
(863) 357-65oo
Pastor David Robertson
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Okeechobee's
#1 Homebuilder
(863) 357-2700
State Licensed & Insured
Lic. # CRC057387


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HERE

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or email
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ADiamond
'TFence, Inc.
"Quality is Priceless"
Residential Commercial
Agricultural
Lic. #OCSL2738-01 Insured
863-467-1180


INCORPORATED
Trash Hauling Mowing
Ponds Loader
Pads Bobcat
Clearing Tractor
Robert Stafford
(863) 357-2274
License #7720





HOME AUDIO CENTRAL VACS
INTERCOM SYSTEMS
SALES SERVICE INSTALLATION
208 NE 8th Ave. Okeechobee
863-634-2185 863-357-7073
customsightsandsound@earthlink.net


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Newman Air
Conditioning, Inc.
FAST, RELIABLE SERVICE
"Serving the Okeechobee Area Since 1972"
* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
* Mobile Home Air Conditioning
Specialist
202 N.E. 2nd Street
(behind Eckerds)
763-707 CAC013262



SEARS
Good life. Great price.
OKEECHOBEE
3290 Hwy. 441 South
467-1200
Hours; Sun. 11AM -4PM
Mon. Sat. 9AM 6PM
Owned & Operated by:
Carlos & Maria Bahamon (#3045)
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Find Out \17i II"e're #1 Highest
Rating For Cu stoner Satisfaction

4224 Hwy. 441 South
(8631 357-0500


COME AS YOU ARE!
First United
Methodist Church
200 NW Second Street
(863) 763-4021'
% www.fumcokee.com-
Bruce Simpson, Senior Pastor
fumco@earthlink.net
limps R. Dadlon Iol ithA .1_ith Pa 4t4r
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BUI ERSINC.
CBC 008329
Certified Building Contractors
200 N.W. 5th St.
863-763-3100


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HERE

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or email
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Publix.
WHERE SSHOPPINC IS A PLEASURE*
Northlake Village
3551 Hwy. 441 S.
Okeechobee
763-3500
www.publix.com


Snowbird
f-' House
a11 Watch
*Check doors & windows for break-ins
*Check to see if lawn is being cut
-Check property after a Hurricane
*Other Services Available
863*610-0488
www.snowblirdhousewatch.com


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CACO 23499
7 Days A Week
24 Hr. Emergency Service
We Service All Brands
Free Estimates
on Replacement Units and New Installations
100% Financing Available
312 S.W. 2nd St.
863-763-8391

SOCIAL SECURITY
DISIBILUY BENEFITS
BEEN DEIEDP
LAW OFFICE OF
STEPHEN M. LEWEN

288-1300
OVER 26 YEARS REPRESENTING THE
INJURED & DISABLED




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


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


NEAL S. LONG
BUILDING, MECHANICAL,
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
CBC125170
CMC1249343
CFC058088
Commercial/Residential A/C
Commercial/Residential Plumbing
New Homes, Additions
863-357-3313
Toll Free 877- 11-0624


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HERE

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or email
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SLECHOBEE
L : : .6]..\i. i1 W .1 1.
& CREMATORY
Family Owned and Operated
763-2111
205 N.E. 2nd Street
Okeechobee


Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

Licensed & Insured
Lic. #765
863.763 5650
863.634.7145
107 SW 2ind St. Okeechobee

= AreYou
Prepared for
j Hurricane
; ,d Season?
Hurricane Panels
Rollups & Accordions


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


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

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







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



"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 981 St. Okeechobee, 34972
(P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584
Home: (863) 763-7165



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






FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
110 N.E. 5th St.
(863) 763-1994
Time & Temperature
763-0123



f Licensed
Sand Insured
Odd jobs you can't to find time to
do, Yard Clean Up and Lawn Care.
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Pressure Cleaning and More.
863-610-0988 n 863-634-6032
Lic. #NSRL2202-01


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HERE


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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.
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 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 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.


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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.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
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

You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his
or her full potential and become a
volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship pro-
gram. It's a proven life-changing
program that provides four-year
college scholarships to deserving
sixth and ninth graders in local
communities. The mentor meets
with the student one hour per
week at his/her school. Volunteer
opportunities are available in Indi-
an River, Martin, St. Lucie and
Okeechobee counties. Please call,
the Indian River Community Col-
lege Foundation at (772) 462-
4786.
Halfway House
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Jordan
Bernay at (863) 357-0047.
Consumer credit
counseling offered
If debt threatens you,'talk with
your creditors about developing a
revised payment schedule or call
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice for a free and confidential
appointment. For information,
call (561),434-2544 or (800) 330-
2227.
Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond. St. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Chris-
tian romances and 575 videos.
Prepare a paper on comparative
religion, a book report, programs
for men, women or children, a
craft project or a Sunday school
lesson. We use the Dewey Deci-
mal System, the same as school
and public libraries. As a private
library we can and do preview
our media. Currently, the library is
staffed Sunday from 9:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m., and Wednesday
evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Con-
tact Doris Entry at (863) 467-1548.
Free adult GED
classes are offered
* Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English,
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave.,
English as second language class-
es, Monday and Wednesday from
10 a.m. until noon, adult basic
education/GED, Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m.; Seminole Reservation,
Brighton, Adult basic
education/GED, Tuesday and
Thursday from 4:30 until 6:30
p.m.; Church at Larson Dairy, S.R.
70 East, English as a second lan-
guage, Tuesday and Thursday,
from 4 until 8 p.m.; One-Stop, 123
S.W. Park St., adult basic educa-


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


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ABSOLUTE AUCTION. 96
Acres mountain property
within Cherokee National
Forest Proclamation Boun-
dary. Saturday, April 1,
10:30 a.m. Call
1-800-4FURROW or visit
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Mechanical Winch, found cor-
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PRESCRIPTION GLASSES-
Found Speckled Church Fes-
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more Info, (863)467-2545


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
RED BALLOON w/Orange
Plastic Tiger Ring tied to it.
Vic. of Down Town Okeecho-
bee. 863)467-6864


Bichon Male, Wht, neutered,
5y/o, & blk/wht Dalmation/lab
mix female spayed, to good
home (561)261-8391
CATS (2) Wonderful cats, de-.
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need to-go together, sisters
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(863)634-9630
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Call Laura or John at
(863)675-3231
Free to good home only, one
female Rottweiler, 2-3 yrs.
.old, loves kids,
(863)261-1887
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grey w/medium long hair, litter
box trained. Free to good
home. (863)634-4766
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Heavy Duty Equipment/
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Accounts Payable Clerk
Staff Accountant
Positions available
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Housing available for
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males, operated 'by G4S
Youth Services, LLC is
recruiting for the following
position:
LPN:
Okeechobee Juvenile
Offender Correction Center
has an immediate opening
for a Licensed Practical
Nurse, available for shift
work. Under direction of a
Doctor,, the LPN performs
such duties as are required,-;
in Ine care of ai-risK, juve-,
nile offenders under :nMi.
custody of the State
Department of Juvenile
Justice, involving the carry-
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prescribed by a licensed
physician and requiring an
understanding of elemen-
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Must be a graduate from an
approved program for
licensed nurses and have a
valid registration as a
Licensed Practical Nurse
in the state of Florida.
Mail or fax resume:
5050 NE 168th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Fax: (863)357-6866
Attn: Mike. Smeltzer
Or stop by your local One
Stop Career Center to
pick-up an application.
Drug Free Workplace/EEO
Drivers CDL A. Special Or-
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Drivers! Home Weekends!
Great Pay & Benefits! Paid
Training for School Grads!
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www.cypresstruck.com
(888)808-5846.
Drivers CDL A. True Lease to
'own program. Low pay-
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$1.11/mile plus fuel sur-
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FARM RANCH MECHANIC
General repairs for fafm equip.
Including heavy equip. Exp
with tools, Valid drivers li-
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Place. (863)634-9446
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 E.N. Park St
or call (863)763-6293
JANITORIAL 5 days/week
(40 hrs). Bkgrd ck, drug free
workplace. (863)467-6677 -
speak to Homer or Vivian.
JOB FAIR
Immediate openings
RNs, Recreation Therapist,
.Security & Direct Care Florida
Civil Commitment Center
Thursday, March 29, 2006
3;00 pm.to 7:.W1
Holiday Inn Express
2709 Southeast Highway 70
Arcadia, Fl 34266
Call Kathy King at
800-331-7122
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JUVENILE JUSTICE COUNSELORS
Don't Just Show Them The Path.
BE THE MARP
Set the pace when you guide troubled teens toward 'a bright
new horizon at the Eckerd Youth Development Center in
Okeechobee. As a Juvenile Justice Counselor at this high-risk,
residential facility for at-risk males, ages 13-17, you will be
responsible for providing a safe, secure environment through
group counseling, individual relationships, mentoring and ,
crisis intervention. Varying Shifts available including nights
and weekends.
Re quiresprofessional demeanor and strong leadership
abilities. Previous work experience as a role model/mentor for
youth preferred. H.S. diploma or equivalent required.
This is a great opportunity for retirees looking for a meaningful
,second career!
Choose the ruaa less iaeni ttn j i caeerp 3inunltke ran olner
Apply online now:
www.eckerdyouth.org
Or fax: 863-462-5216

EOE/DFWP
Make more than a living.
Make a difference.


"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, 401 K 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
DFWPR"

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


JOURNEYMEN (Starting at
$17-$20per hour) or
ELECTRICAL HELPERS
w/experience. Apply at: Bass
E gOcte, 2801 SW 3rd Terrace.
DFWR (863)467-8705
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips
MECHANIC &
MECHANICS ASSISTANT
Part time & full time.
(863)610-0852
MEDICAL OFFICE
Help needed, Please mail
Resume to: 304 NE 19th Dr,
Okeechobee FL 34972
"NOW HIRING 2006" AVER-
AGE POSTAL EMPLOYEE
EARNS $57,000/YR Mini-
mum Starting Pay $18.00/hr.
Benefits/Paid Training and
Vacations No Experience
Needed (800)584-1775 Ref
#P4901.
0/0 Driver FFE, The F/S is
higher here! $1.11 Avg.
$2,000 sign-on $2,600 Re-
ferral Bonus. Base Plate pro-
vided. No truck no problem.
Low payment with short
lease. (800)569-9298.
POSTAL JOBS
$16.46 $22.97/hr, Now Hir-
ing. For application & free
government job info., call
merican Assoc. of Labor
1-913-599-8226, 24hr.
emp. serv.
TAMPA FARMS NOW HIRING
Class A CDL Drivers
19200 S.W. Warfleld Blvd.
Indlantown
(772)597-2000
"T ORCK DRIVER NEEDED:
Class A CDL. For Wrecker &
Low Boy Semi's. Apply atBMJ
ITwinf: 419 SW 2nd Ave.
Sop here rasti
The classified ads


SALES CONSULTANT
Area's Fastest 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



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

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attic, basement amnid/or
garage? Advertise yoi
yard sae In the classi-
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KINDERGARTEN TEACHER
PEACE LUTHERAN
CHURCH SCHOOL
Has an opening for
Kindergarten Teacher
Certification required.
Call Karen Smith Director
863-763-7566 or 763-5042
between 8:00am 4:00pm,
Monday Friday.


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


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

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




Okeechobee News


The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL TIME circulation
assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
References .
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
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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, please send your resume/application
via mail, fax or e-mail to:

Entegra Roof Tile Corp Okeechobee
1289 NE 9th Avenue
-. ,Okeechobee, FL 34972
; Fax (863)467-0045.
Email okeechobee(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
hearing from you.
EOE/DFWP


Okeechobee News





WANTED
Newspaper Carriers
Contractor Information
Sheets Available At:

Okeechobee News
107 S.W. 17th Street, Ste. D,
Okeechobee, FL 34974


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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



Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
I
Golf Course Mechanic Needed
Salary based on experience
Apply at Okeechobee Golf & CC
405 NE 131st Lane

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


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Mony Lenders 310
Tax Preparatlo. 315




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Babysitting .405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Servoee435




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

M & D CONTRACTING
*Siding
*Soffit
*Fascia
*Seamless Aluminum
Gutters
1-800-893-8933
Uc. # OCSL2732.41


ALL PERSONAL INJURIES AC-
CIDENT WRONGFUL DEATH
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BITES A-A-A ATTORNEY Re-
ferral Service
800)733-5342. 24 Hrs.
00's of Lawyers Statewide.
ARRESTED? All Criminal De-
fense Felonies...Misdemean-
ors, State or Federal
Charges, Parole...Probation,
DUI...Traffic Tickets, Bond
Reduction. 100's of Lawyers
Statewide 24 HOURS A-A-A
ATTORNEY REFERRAL SER-
VICE (800)733-5342
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-7pm) Alta. Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.


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


Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Rooks & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
Clna, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drpes, Um nee Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixtur e 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
Sateffite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
TOYS &Games 730
VRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3:5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659
AIR CONDITIONER Large
room, $175.
(863)763-8548.


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
HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD -
Antique, 3/4. $50.
(954)629-3257.
Wood Burning Cook Stove,
antique, exc. cond., $300.
(863)675-4858


DISHWASHER-top of the line
Haler, portable, RV size,
18"W, used less than 10
times, $250 (502)644-2018
REFRIGERATOR, 18.8 cu. ft.,
Brand new, includes ice
maker, $500 or best offer
(863)467-4735
REFRIGERATOR, Frigidaire,
like new, 25 cu ft., ice, wa-
ter & filter, $350.
(863)467-6009
SMALL REFRIGERATOR-self
defrosting, for a camper, al-
most new, $100
(772)201-8932 OKEE
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 16 cycles, Heavy
duty $50 (863)697-2173


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



STEEL BUILDING SOLUTIONS.
"Manufacturer Direct!" Priced
to sell Built to Last. Featur-
ing clear span design. Exten-
sive range of sizes and
models. Pioneer
(800)668-5422.


BATHROOM SINK Marble,
w/faucet. $30.
(863)763-8548.
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. (863)357-6660
Leave message
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
MH STEPS (2) 35" Fiber
glass steps, w/3'x3' platform,
metal handrails $600 or will
sep. (863)357-0615
SCREEN ROOM- permanent or
portable, 8x20, roof system,
28x8, 2 doors, exc cond.
$1800 (502)644-2018
SHELVES 5/4 solid oak, Rout-
ed edges. Finished. Steel
arms Worth $2000. Now
$500 (863)674-0429

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Professional
Installation of Storm
Shutters & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured
863.763.5650
863.634.7145
107 SW 2" Street
Okeechobee
License #765
SHUTTERS- 1-pr. 12"x24",
2 -p r 12 .- J -p r 1 .1 .'
All nerd hi be ,pjinilIJd 1",.
Will cep 186 ,.3.1'',



DUAL BEAUTY SALON
STATIONS 2) Te, wol i,:10:
Like rine & 1l.I'ElecIL ii gn
:i2'800C willI ~e -7'2" ':


CARPET & PAD- tbr3il i-a.,
blue appro. 12 13 $;75
I1 7?l20i .- 9 C32 'ol : ,I ,tiei
CARPET- 12 x 20, 1.,e nrw,
bee .100186"p 6- 2


BABY CRIB- BIjc'rd] nr n-
m alnlre, ': 1
186 .) 7 ., t ,I.
TODDLER BED- : ji:e C r
wior m ialri::c e [,eilldnl
150 86:|65-6829



WHEAT DISHES- .erviui iI
8 Coimplite :el ini' l il-
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GOWNS (3) FIr- nil, Frmii ri .
vid : Br.i al lir ew e iiiveir
w,,rrn All :,- 20 $U.00 lhr
all will e i flM (. 2h.*'l l ,


Natl. Pagent Dress 5/6 Beauti-
ful custom-made by Nancy
Landers $450
(863)467-2952


CAIRN FIGURINES- 44, All re-
tired, W/certificate. Includes
the Judge & Santa's.
$100-$5000, 863-763-4576
FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
CARDS(3-400 Racing &
Comic. late 8Ts early 90s
Exc. cond. $400 neg.
863)763-8943
Stadium Club '92 & '06, Topps
Series, 1 CC card $2
(863)467-1484



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
CHINA CABINET cherry,
lighted. $150.
(561)704-3690.
COFFEE TABLES (3) 1
round, black. 1 glass top. 1
w/2,end tables.' $150 for all,
'?.li ep:,lp l 186j3i 467-1325
CORNER CABINETS (2) beau-
tiful, cherry wood, must see,
$2500 or best of-
liar (86 .'h,.l 012O
COUCH, blue & mauve, pillow-
top ends, $300.
(863)763-3982 Iv. msg.
DAY BED- light pine $150
(863)357-1517
DINETTE SET, wood, with for-
mica top & 4 captain's
chairs, green, $125.
(863)467-2557
DINING TABLE- Oval, 2-leaf's,
6-chairs w/cushions All hard
wood. Traditional style $300.
(863)467-6543
DINING TABLE W/6CHAIRS-
;:ilirn iral in l:.: i-ip T ?75

DRESSER SET, 1 lonI''w rnI."
ror, 1 narrow tall, 1 night
stand $60 (863)467-6984,
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
RECLINER, small, $50.
(863)763-8642
ROCKER / RECLINERS (2)
Lazy Boy. Blue. Good condi-
tion. $75 for both.
(863)763-4920
SOFA & CHAISE LOUNGE-
Lge, modern, full back cush-
ions, pale green/beige, 2yrs
old $500 (863)467-2435
SOFA- full size, Like new,
Light blue, beige, white & grey
striped. Reduce to $225.
(863)467-0670
Sofa & Loveseat, rattan, w/
-matching end & coffee this.,
beige chintz w/dk. blue ac-
cent, $500.772-597-2003
SOFA SLEEPER, Flex Steel,
queen size, multi color fab-
ric, $100. (863)467-0487
TABLE & 4 CHAIRS- maple,
good condition, $50
(863)763-8146
TABLE wicker, glass top,
with 4 chairs. $35.
(561)704-3690.
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 il.le
separately. (863)484-0110
Twin Craftmalic Beds, (2), or
put together to make 1 queen
size, body massage, $500.
(863)467-8580 ,



GOLF CART- E-Z-GO, 4
Wheeler, Lights, Horn, Mir-
rors,Charger, Blue. $850.
(863)697-2033
GOLF CLUBS- complete,
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag, putter, 30 misc.,
clubs, $130. (863)946-3123
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In tie classlftleif


ROTTWELL MODEL 650 TRAP
made in Belgium, never im-
ported, brought over. 12ga,
30" f/m, $1500
(937)215-0307
SHOTGUN, 12 gauge pump,
w/slug barrel, Westernfield,
$250 or trade for pistol.
(772)461-8822
SHOTGUN, New England fire-
Sarms, 20 gauge, breakopen,
exposed hammer, $100.
(772)461-8822 _



EXERCISE BIKE- Schwiri Air
Dyre like band new .$Il.
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417 W.S. Park
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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


ELEC WHEELCHAIR- 3 wheel
Sonic Pride Mobility, elec rift,
$1200 or best offer
(863)675-2596
LIFT CHAIR- Like new condi-
tion. Also reclines $425. or
best offer (863)4674328.
WHEEL CHAIR, Motorized w/2
heavy duty batteries. Good
cond. $550. (863)675-0104


CRUISE- 7 NIGHTS, EASTERN
CARIBBEAN. Brand new ship
saling r/t from Ft Lauderdale
November 2006- March
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included) with FREE BUS!
(800)741-1770, www.alla-
boardtravel.com. ARC Ex-
empt.
DISPLAY CASES, (5)
(863)763-5553
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers
*Criminal Justice. Job Place-
ment Computer provided. Fi-
nancial.aid if qualify.
(866)858-2121 www.onli-
nelidewatertech.com.
Fixed Wing Ultra Light Air-
Plane, partly finished, $1800
or best offer. (906)281-2127
FOOD GRADE COMPRESSED
NITROGEN, 3 Large Cylin-
ders $150 (863)467-2267
For sale Household items,
tools, sporting goods, furni-
ture & appliances Call Paul
(561)924-8292
GREEN SAND IRON FILTER-
Like new,
$100.(863)610-7588
Horse ULiniment Eases Arthritis
Pain. Now Available for hu-
mahs. Arth-Rx has been
helping arthritis pain suffer-
ers for over 10 years. Con-
venient Roll On.
(800)634-2348; www.arth-
rx.com.
RELAX & ENJOY, the outdoors
in this 2 seated swing $100.
(863)675-6556
WOLFF TANNING BEDS Buy
Direct and Save! Full Body
units from $22 a month!
FREE Color Catalog CALL
TODAY! (800)842-1305
www.np.etslan.com. ,



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


ADBA REG RED NOSE PIT
BULL PUPS- $250 each,
Please calf (863)634-0119
BABY COCKATIELS, hand
raised, $100 will sell separ-
ately. (863)763-2738
BIRDS- Aviary for small birds,
8x10, movable, 50 or more
birds, $1000 cash
(863)675-3032
BLACK LAB PUPPIES, bom on
2/6/06, 4,males, 3 females,
i. $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
SEVERE MACAW- 6 mo old.
Hand fed & very loving. Incis
cage & 2 perches. $800. or
best offer. (863)357-1992
YEARLING BEEFMASTER
BULL- $800
(863)675-0218 La Belle
ZEBRA FINCH: Adorable. $10.
(863)357-3639



SPA HOT TUB- Vita, 6 person,
works great $1200
(863)763-6834


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



FISHER STEREO SYSTEM-
WIth 2-4' speakers. $200.
(863)357-6315
SONY CASSETTE TO CAS-
SETTE- plays, records, syn-
chronized motors, new cond
$80 (863)675-2596


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


CUT OFF SAW- Black & Deck-
er, 9", Extra 9" blades, Excel-
lent condition $75. Or best
offer. 410-228-7137
GENERATOR- Craftsman,
3600 watt, 4 gal., 7.0hp,
5300 surge watts. Still in
box. $500. (863)763-9527

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


VCR, DAEWOO like new $20
(863)467-0670


PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELUOTPS PAWN
419W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553
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

Agricltre


CHEROKEE, 13 yr. reg. Spot-
ted Saddle horse. Nicely gait-
ed. Exp. rider. Needs good
home. $1500. (863)467-4049
HORSE TRAILER- Good condi-
tion. $1500. Firm
(239)694-5611
SADDLES (3) Western, 2 Adult
& 1 Child. $650 for all or
best offer, will sep.
(863)697-8731



FERTILIZER SPREADER -
$10. (954)629-3257.
NEW CRAFTSMAN LAWN
MOWER 42 inch cut $900 or
trade for golf cart.
(863)467-4735
RIDING LAWN MOWER -
Craftsman LT 1000. .42 cut
About 6mos. old. Asking
"$900. (863)697-3212
RIDING MOWER for parts,
42', for parts only! motor,
tires, battery good, deck shot
$20 (931).337-1053 or
(863)3571236 .
RIDING MOWER, John Deere
w/42" deck and bagger. Only
used 1 summer. $1200
Firm. (863)467-7953
RIDING MOWER, TORO,
Wheel Horse, 44" cut, $650
(863)612-1018


LIVESTOCK TANK, Poly,
Round, Blue, 8'x2'. Good
condition. $175
(863)467-2982


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


Rentals



Apartments -905
9inss Places' 910
Propey 915
l /-i-dos/" - .
Towntlouses Rent920
Farm Propnrty -M:

md- Rent.. 93.
fe.o . Pr-perty-:,,
94L

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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- 3/2/1- Brand
new, tile throughout,
$1295/mo, first & sec, No
pets (561)248-3888
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, dbl
wide, 1st, last, sec dep. No
smoking, No Pets,
(863)357-1517
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, No
pets, $1200 + sec dep, refs,
(863)62' '554


-m
Seminole Cove, 2br, 2ba,
55+ Community. For Rent
$800 mo. or For Sale $87,000.
neg. (863)357-2602



RENT-A-SPACE
Ardalable Early Spring
Nf Itereld, Call Judy
(863)467-0831



TENNESSEE, Studio Apt on
water Crossville TN near
Knoxville, $350 or best offer.
April 7-14. Good fishing
many amenities
(863)467-7996/610-3000



DESTINY, FLORIDA. Directly on
the Water, NEW Boutique
Hotel. Harbor Beach, Pool.
Steps to Finest Restaurants.
Minutes to Gulf, Golf, Shop-
ping. Introductory Rate.
www.innondestinharbor.com
(800)874-0470.


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


CBS, 3 Bdrm./1 Ba. New roof,
garage, large fenced in yard.
NW area. $185,000. For ap-
pointment. (863)467-6984
CBS, 3 BR, 1 BA, w/Pool
Newly Remodeled. Too many
extra's to list Must see inside.
$182,000. (863)697-8654
J & S ESTATES- 2BR/2BA,
frame house w/pool, com-
pletely updated; new applianc- -
es. Ready now! Lowered to.
$155,000 Broker protected.
(772)597-6158 or
(954)801-6158
LAZY 7, CBS 3br, 2ba w/of-
fice, lyr old, 1 acre, Ceramic
tile. Pice rtbiduced $265,000.
863-634-6706 or 634-6545
NW OKEE., Needs some re-
pairs. Additional lot at which
another house can be built
Great Investment! Only
$260,000. Must See to Ap-
preciate (863)675-8603 or
673-3925. Day or night ask
for Dwight
Palm Village Ranch, 3/2,
55+, Royal Wall consL, car-
port, storage shed, $270k.
561-236-0293.
SW Section SALE OR RENT
New 3 BR, 2 Ba, on large lot
Circular driveway. 2 car gar-
age. All appliances & new car-
pet (863)467-5509.





40 ACRES- Near town, High
ground w/ road frontage &
electric available. Great buy
at $575,000. Call Tom
772-529-9064
FOR SALE: 42 acres, $12,000
per acre. 1.5 mIs. from hwy.
70. Approx. 26 ac. of creek &
16 ac. dry. (772)215-4630
LAKE OKEECHOBEE 320ac
w/5000sqft+/-, SR78
Hwy frontage. Across from
full service marina & retail
center. Residential & Com-
mercial Future Land Use
Designation. Great invest-
ment potential at $9 million
Drew Drake & Co. RE Broker
(239)433-0433
Sdrewdrake.com

LAKE OKEECHOBEE- 320ac
w/5000sqft+/-, SR78
Hwy frontage. Across from
full service marina & retail
center. Residential & Com-
mercial Future Land Use
Designation. Great invest-
ment potential at $9 million
Drew Drake & Co. RE Broker
(239)433-0433
drewdrake.com


Buildable Lot For Sale,
Vicking Estates, .38 acres,
high, dry, asking $45k
561-281-2851
OKEE. BIKING 1.5 ac Near
paved Rd/Park. Trees, power,
uplands. Photos $49,900. Pat
at Coastal RIty (561)357-0554
OKEECHOBEE. 1.19 ac Locat-
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



Large Mtn. Land Bargains,
High Elevation. Adjoins Pris-
tine State Forest 20+ AC to
350 AC. Sweeping Mtn.
Views, Streams. www.live-
inwv.com.


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ASHEVILLE, NC AREA
ACREAGE Private, gated
mountain community with
over 4 miles of riverfront 1
to 8+ acres from the $60s.
Incredible views! Custom
community lodge with
mountain spas, riverwalk.
Call (866)292-5762. Bear
River Lodge.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. WINTER SEASON IS
HERE! MUST SEE THE
BEAUTIFUL PEACEFUL
MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN
NC MOUNTAINS. Homes,
Cabins, Acreage & Invest-
ments. Cherokee Mountain
Realty GMAC Real Estate,
Murphy www.cherokee-
'mountainrealty.com Call for
Free Brochure
(800)841-5868.
COASTAL NC WATERFRONT!
1.5 Acres- $99,900. Beauti-
fully wooded, great views,
pristine shoreline, deep
beatable water! Enjoy access
to ICW, Sound Atlantic.
Paved road, underground
utilities. Excellent financing.'
Call now (800)732-6601 x
1510.
FINAL CLOSEOUT- Lake Bar-
gains! April 8/9. Water ac-
cess from $34,900 with
FREE Boat Slips. PAY NO
CLOSING COSTS! Huge
$5,000 savings on beautiful-
ly wooded parcels at 34,000
acre lake Tennessee. Enjoy
unlimited water recreation.
Surrounded by state forest.
Excellent financing! Call
(800)704-3154, x 724 TN
Land Partners, LLC.
GOLF LOT SALE! Blue Ridge
Mountains! Near Asheville,
NC. Beautifully wooded
homesites on 18-hole Dye
designed golf course. Unbe-
lievable incentives. Call toll-
free (866)334-3253 X 1047
cherokeevalleysc.com
Lakefront and Lakeview Prop-
erties Nestled in the hills oat
Tennessee on the shores of
pristine Norris Lake. Call
Lakeside Realty at
(423)626-5820 Or visit
www.lakesidereallty-tn.com.
"Location, Location, Location"
Time to buy. INVESTORS &
BUILDERS, Great Buildable
Lots For Sale in one of Flori-
da's Fastest Growing Areas
Fort Myers. (888)558-0032.
MONTANA MOUNTAIN PARA-
DISE Great mountain views!
2.29 acres just $59,990.
Ride out your back door to
millions, of acres of national
forest. Close to Canyon Ferry
Lake, minutes to Helena.
Soils tested, utilities, ready
to build. Call owner
(866)365-6103,
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD
WINTERS Affordable Homes
& Mountain Cabins Land
CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE
(877)837-2288 EXIT REAL-
TY MOUNTAIN-VIEW PROP-
E R T I E S
www.exitmurphy.com.
NC MOUNTAINS 3 acres on
mountain top in gated com-
munity, view, trees, waterfall
& large public lake nearby,
paved private access,
$58,500 owner
(866)789-8535
www.NC77.com.
North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
Never before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253.
North Georgia Gated Mountain
Community. New Homes
close to Infrastructure. One
Hour North of Atlanta. Golf,
Tennis, Lake, Pools, Info
www.bentlreegeorgia.com.
Rural Hunting Timber Land
For Sale 222.2 acres,
$2500/acre. Atkinson
County, Georgia. Call for info
(334)393-5036 or
(334)464-4004.
TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN
ACREAGE Gated mountain
community bordering a large
lake. Spectacular views.
Community boat ramp, pri-
vate boat slips. Between
Chattanooga & Knoxville.
Call today (866)292-5769.
Gates of the River.
TN WATERFRONT MOUNTAIN
PROPERTY Scenic home-
sites surrounding Lake Bark-
ley. 1 to 6 acre view sites &
5 to 40 acre privacy sites
from the 40's. 90 min to
Nashville. Grand opening of
Phase II on now! Call
(866)339-4966.


Mllle Homel


MubIlth Homes-BRed 2015





TAYLOR CREEK ISLES- dbl
wide, 2br, 2.5ba, Fla rm,
screen porch, fully urn,
dock, lake access,
$1275/mo + 1st, Ist & sec
.(863)467-8005



BEAUTIFUL 50X12 MH-
30x10 FRa Rm, fully fumr, deck,
patio, beautiful gardens, Must
See! 157 Meadowlark RV
Park, Ortona, $12,000 or best
offer
HENRY COUNTY- 1995
Palm Harbor Masterpiece,
28x52, 3/2, open floor plan,

org owner, buyer pays mov-
ing. $29,900 (863)675-1490
or (239)728-2484
MOBILE HOME 64 X 14,
1987, stove & refrigerator,
$3000 or make offer.
(330)398-1120.
MOBILE HOME, '75, 12x50,
Handyman Special in River
Bend MHPneed approved by
park 50+ $500.
(863)763-4782
Rim Creek Seminole Village,
adult park, 14x46, 1BR, MH,
fully furnished, cathedral
ceilings, c/a, boat slip, lot
rent $250, asking $21,000.
863-763-67341 v. msg.

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



WATERFRONT w/Boat Slip.
2BR/2BA Dbl. Wide., Okeecho-
bee. Nice lot Very clean. Own-
erfinancing. 863-467-1967

Recreation

RlI lITIi


Uotorcycles 3030
,Spoit e&icis/ATVs3035



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
CANOE, 17 Ft., Fiberglass.
$50. Call (863)675-0369 af-
ter 5:15 pm or on weekends.
PONTOON, 24', 90hp John-
son, bimini top, no trailer,
ready to fish or cruise, $4000
or best offer. (863)634-3107
or (863)634-5471 e-mail:
rman605@aol.com
PONTOON BOAT, 20' LOWES,
40 hp Honda, 4 stroke, like
new w/trailer, awnings & ex-
tra's. $5800. (863)467-6696
PONTOON BOAT '89, 27', Fi-
berglass, 100 hp 0/B Mariner.
Wrap around seating w/cov-
ers. $2500.863-357-6901
SEA CRAFT, 12 Ft., Deep V
Bottom & big trolling motor.
w/trailer. Trailer needs work.
$1250.863-824-0899


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
SLIDE IN CAMPER- 8ft, self
contained, air, for 1/2 ton
truck $700 (863)357-1052
TRAVEL TRAILER, 8x34 w/ 4
ft. extension. $6000 invested.
Older. Some Hurricane Dam-
age. $2500. (863)675-6105



MOTOR, 0/B, Johnson, 140
hp. w/trolling motor. $950.
for both. (863)467-6875
STAINLESS STEEL CHAIN,
240 Ft., 3/8 Inch. $2400
(863)467-2267


SSNAPPER & GOLF CARS
New Used Gas Electric
Custom Cars Service Parts.
315 S. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee
EZasUO 863-763-6434 *YAMAHA


Eagle's Nest

Estates j

A seclded, private

offeing beautiful
vistas ofpristine '" "
natural habitat isL 1:

Offered in combinable40-60ac Tracts for discerning
homeowner or weekend nature enthusiasts.
Only eleven of these exceptional tracts available.



772-468-8306


BRONCO, 4x4, 1978, orig.
owner, $2495
(863)612-1018
BRONCO 11 '89 perfect en-
gine, rebuilt trans, 0 miles,
needs paint but no rust, $1750
firm. (863)805-8789


OUTBOARD MOTOR, Sears,
15hp, very clean, low hours
$450 or best offer
(863)236-0100



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


HARLEY DAVIDSON FXRT '84-
collectors item, $8000
(863)763-6016 MUST SEE!
HONDA 450 1982, Peanut
tank. Good starter bike Tran-
ny has overdrive. $900.
(863)675-0556 LaBelle.
HONDA MOTORCYCLE
CM400, '81, needs work,
brand new light & tire to be
put on $200. (863)983-7457
Suzuki '06 Model C-50 Low
miles loaded w/extras $7200
(863)801-1744
Yamaha Roadstar 2005 -
Midnight Silverado, 1700cc,
hard bags, windshield, chrome
front end, white wall, back
rest, full wrnty, show room
cond. Must sell $9,500
(239)691-0657



FOUR WHEELER, 50cc, for
kids, $200 or best offer.
,(954)520-6707
THREE WHEELER, 24", EZ
Roll, brand new, $400.
(863)763-8642


Premier, '04, 32', elec. super
slide, loaded, sleeps 6, w/d,
Must Sell! $15,900 or best
offer. (954)557-3196


Automobiles




Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015'
C men ial Trck 4020
Constwuctio ..* .
Foreign -Cars- 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility.. '4055
Tractor Trailers. 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans : 4o70



A DONATED VEHICLE- may
provide vocational training
for someone in a recovery
program or transportation for
a single parent family.
(866)855-0902
Buick Skylark Limited 1997-
4dr sedarVn/6cyl, excel cond.
can be financed, $4100
(863)467-9877
CHEVY CAMARO Z-28 1982,
runs great' Must sell $1200
or best offer 863-697-9598
DODGE STRATUS '96, 5 spd.,
4 cyl.,- good on gas. Great
shape! Excellent transporta-
tion. $1850. (863)697-3300
FORD TAURUS '89- Runs
needs front & rear bumper
$800 (863)612-5255
FORD TEMPO GL, '93, for
parts, car does run, $250.
(863)675-7878
GRAND MARQUIS- '92, Runs
good, Needs brakes. $1000.
or best offer. (863)763-2307
Honda Accord LXI '87- 2 dr.
hatch, 4 cyl., manual, $1200
863-467-5401 or
. /772-359-2923
HONDA CIVIC 1992, 4 Dr., 5
spd. manual. Good condi-
tion. NC. Runs great $2500
(863)357-2891
Mercury Marquis LS, '90, 5.0,
V8, low mi., good body &
int., cold a/c, great trans.,
$2500. (863)467-6805



MUSTANG '02- V6, auto, PW,
PL, white w/tan inter. 39K
mi, exc cond., $9200
(302)245-0401 Dover
OLD'S CUTLASS CIERA-'95,
Some front end damage.
Runs great. $500.
(863)261-1117
OLDS DELTA 88- '84, 68k
orig. mi. New tires, 2 owner
car. Good cond. $2800.
(863)763-4576
PLYM BREEZE '99- 55k, 4dr,
runs good, $2500
(863)763-2990


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


Puli Noice'500


I Pb ic Noice


OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)
PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING SERVICES
FOR THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY AIRPORT
Notice is hereby given that Okeechobee County, Florida, pursuant to s. 287.055.
ES.. hereby requests Statements of Qualifications from qualified firms to provide
airport system and planning services, and arcfitecturalengineering services for
the design and construction administrationinspection of airport improvement pro-
jects at the Okeechobee County Airport. nQualified firms must have recent experi-
ence (fe. wirtfn the last five (5) years) in airport work siraear to that proposed
and be famiar with FAFOOT requirements and proceed professional plan-
ning and engineering services shall include, but not be limited to. planding, design
phase, bid phase, and construction phase services. The successful proposer
shal also bhe response for on-cal pfessional services, FA/FDOT grant coor-
dination, environmental studies, compliance reviews, and other tasks as as-
signed.
The proposed general consulting contract period would cover an initial three-year
period, with a oe-time two-year renewal option. The proposed agreement for
professional services is expected to commence on or about July 1,2006. Pro-
jects anticipated during this contract pedod may include the following:

*Taiway Rehabitatio construction *On-Airpo Road Impvements
* Runway ReabilitationReconstruction Sie Development
*Runway and Taiway Extensions On-cal Design Services
* Drainage Improvements On-call Planing Services
*Hangar Oeveiopment
The Okeechobee County Airport and latest Airport Layot an are available for in-
spectin by appointment. Inquiiries and/or requests for additional information
should b directed to Vemon Gray, Manager, Okeechobee County Airport and in-
dustrial Party at 863-467-5505.
Propssas to provide the serces described herein shall include a letter of transmit-
tal requesfiug that the firm be certified as qualiied to provide the required profes-
sional services, organizational profile and qualifications, scope of services
proposed, public entity crime aflidnvit, SF 330: Architect-Engineer Osalidictionas,
and related data. Responses are limited to 20 ags. exclusive of covers, tnabe ol
contents, dinders, and any required forms.
Interested firms shal s an onal proposal and eight (8) copies thereof in a
sealed envelope bearing the name and address of the proposer and the words
QUALIFICATIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL GENERAL CONSULTING SERVICES FO
THE OKEECHOBEE COUNTY AtRPORt by 4 p.m. local time on April 28, 2006 a1
the County Administraion Office, Alto: George A. Long, County Administrator
304 NW 2ed Street, Okeecibeee, FL 34972. Proposals received after thp time
and date specified wvl be returned snovened. Proposals timely subroitted will be
opened at 10 am. in the CountyAdministration Office on May 1,20086.
The selecalon process wi conform to the guidelines set forth in FAA Advisory Cireo.
Jar 15015100-14D and the Okeechobee County Policy for the Acquisition of Pro-
fessional Services. A Professional Services Evauatino Commiee (PSEC) shal
review an s ias, evaite statements of qualicanios and performance dat
and conduct discussions with not less thanthroe (3) firms reading their qualifi
cautions, approach, and ability to provide the required professional services.
Evaluation and election of the consultant shal include, bht not he limited to: (1:
Demonstrated experience and qualifcations of the firm in providing airport con
suitog services (2) Professional qualifications and experience of principals ea
key personnel who wit perform he services od their recent experience in pro-
jeas of a similar nature; (3) References from at east three airport sponsors or
recently completed airport projects; (4) Expedeouce and qualificatians in rsanagin

vantage Business Enterpdsegoals.
Okeechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparalior
or delivery of proposals, reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to waiv
technical errors and informalities, and to accept the proposal, which, n its judge
meat, best serves the public interest. Okeehobee County is an equal opportune
EOmplNyr. John Abney.,Chairmar
Board of CeadyCon mmisslooer
Ok1echobee County, Rofdd
124229 ON 3129/06


CHEVY BLAZER, '84, 4x4,
runs but engine knocks,
$300. (863)357-2395 after
5pm
Chevy Blazer, '94, 4x4,4 dr.,
w/very low miles & impec-
cably maintained, $4200.
(863)228-3087 or e-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-
tion, windshield, curtains,
fans, $2500. (863)697-1350
or (863)763-2063
EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good batt & charger
$750 (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063
GOLF CART- 1987 Gas Yama-
ha G1, 2 cycle, needs minor
elec work. Asking $400
(863)697-3865
GOLF CART- 1999 Club car,
as, reconditioned 1995,
1995. (863)675-1472.
GOLF CART, '99 Club Car, Gas
powered. Aluminum box.
, $1500. (772)332-6623
GOLF CART- Club car, green,
electric, with charger,
$1295. (863)675-1472.


CAR TOW DOLLY: Great
shape. Purchased in '04,
used .1 time. $500.
(239)303-9283
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove and haul $175
(863)467-4328.'
GMC Sonoma, lots of parts
$400 or best offer
(863)697-1367
MUSTANG WHEELS, for '93,
w/center caps, fair cond., 4
P205/65R15 Regent Sigma
tires, $200. (561)718-8580,
SUPERCHIP- For 6.0 Ford Die-
sel Truck, '04-'05. Asking
$350. or best offer.
(863)634-3296 Cody
THROTTLE BODY: Complete
w/EGR Valve & Starter. Fits
Early 90's Dodge or Plymouth
2.5 eng. $100(863)467-7953
TIRES, (4), Dunlop GT Qualifi-
er, P255/70/R15, $1.0.f
(863)357-2829
TIRES- (4),'250"99 & up lura
8 lug, 16', Alum riT ms w/Lir.
(overs Exc. cond. $150. or
besi offer. (863)763-6216
TONNEAU COVER- off 8ft bed,'
Ford, $450 or best offer
(863)467-7428


CHEVY PICK UP 1983, V8
Diesel. Very good condition.
$1350 (863)357-7214 after
5pmr
FORD F100, '83, auto, air,
300ci, new tires, two-tone
blue, $1700. (863)697-8464


CHEVY '92 BOX VAN- 6.2 die-
sel, 5spd, runs, needs some
cosmetic work, $1600
(863)357-3981
DODGE CARAVAN, '05, less
than 7k mi., exc. cond., ask-
ing $15,000. 863-697-8106
PLYMOUTH VOYAGER '96,
4dr, seats 8, everything runs
& looks good new tires,
$3000 (863)357-2346


Public Notlices




State Publlic~ 11:'.
Legal Notice .509



LEGALHOTICE
A public auction will be held at BMJTow-
ing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest 2nd
Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974,
on Friday the 7th day of April 2006
from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
lorida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage. Year, Make, Model &
vlin's asfollows:
202 Maroan Chelet Suburban
Vin# 1GNEC16Z52J176801
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said automo-
biles will be sold in "AS IS" with no
guarantees.
124399 ON 03/29/06
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DODGE RAM 250, '90- runs
good, new parts, fiberglass
work body w/ladder rack.
$600 (863)655-0030.
GMC 2500 '83- 6.2L diesel,
runs good w/flat bed, $2000
or trade for swamp buggy
(954)520-6707
GMC 70 TRUCKS 1985 &
1986. $4500 each or both for
$8000. neg. (239)657-2114.
or (239)-229-5796
ISUZU PU '91- AC, runs good,
4 cyl, $1000 (772)618-0607
PICKUP 1973 GMC for parts,
rebuild able 350 engine,
good fires, mirrors etc. $200
(239)357-5984
TONNEAU COVER- Fiberglass,
For full size truck $600 or
best offer. (863)357-2111 or
772-519-2256


TRAILER- 5'x8', With ramp.
Excellent condition. $550.
(863)357-5754
UTILITY TRAILER- 4'x11',
Very good shape, $375.
(863)610-7588
UTILITY TRAILER, 5x10,
Heavy duty. $200. Call Bob.
(863)763-1893


CHEVY- 3/4 Ton Van '88, 7
passenger, good fires, rides
good on hwy, $850
(863)673-0782/674-0837


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