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0keechobee News


Vol. 97 No. 89


Brief
Disabled woman
nears her goal
Mechele Davis is close to
reaching her goal of $1,500 for
a flight that will take her to the
National Wheelchair Games
in Alaska on July 3-8.
On Wednesday, March 29,
she said she needs $500 to pay
for her ticket. She said she is
grateful to all who have
helped her thus far.
The flight registration was
to be made by April 12 origi-
nally, but Ms. Davis said the
airlines pushed that deadline
up to March 30.
Ms. Davis said she now has
an account with Harbor Feder-
al Bank, 2801 U.S. 441 S.,
where people interested in
donating to her cause may
contribute funds.

Inside

Study: smart kids
brains mature slower
NEW YORK (AP) Very
smart children may seem
advanced in many ways, but a
new study shows they actually
lag behind other kids in devel-
opment of the "thinking" part
of the brain.
The brain's outer mantle,
or cortex, gets thicker and
then thins during childhood
and the teen years. The study
found that in kids with superi-
or intelligence, the cortex
reaches its thickest stage a few
years later than in other chil-
dren.
Page 3
Harvick taking time
to decide next move
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -
Kevin Harvick is at a cross-
roads in his career. As
NASCAR's top free agent, he
will be able to drive for almost
anyone he Wants next season.
It's a big decision, and Har-
vick won't rush into making it.
He wants to control his des-
tiny, something he couldn't do
when he was thrust into Dale
Earnhardt's ride back in 2001.
"There's probably only two
more contracts, or maybe
three, that I'll have in my
career," Harvick said. "I just
want to make the right deci-
sion there's really no criteria, I
just want to be happy in my
day-to-day life and win races.
That's what it all boils down."
Page 6


Drought Index
Current: 418
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels


14.72 feet


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


Index
Classifieds ...... 9-11
Comics ............ 8
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... .9
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ............ .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............. 6
TV .............. .10
Weather ......... . .2
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C .: Character building program


Board OKs


office -zoning


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
After a lengthy discussion
about whether to allow a
change from residential zoning
to light commercial for the
owner of a local trucking firm,
the City of Okeechobee Plan-
ning Board approved a change
to commercial office instead at
their meeting Tuesday, March
28.
Mark Brandel owns property
in a residential neighborhood at
309 N.E. Sixth Ave. and wants to
relocate the office of his trucking
business to the home, which
requires a change in the city's
land use map and a zoning
change.
During the Land Planning
Agency meeting, city planner
James LaRue said he believed
the change in land use from the
single family category to com-
mercial would be incompatible


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Carl Jones, a fifth grader at New Endeavor High School, checks out the posters creat-
ed by students participating in STARS, a character building program sponsored by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office in the county's elementary schools. The posters
were on display at the STARS graduation held Wednesday, March 29, at the Okee-
chobee County Agri-Civic Center.

Students graduate from STARS


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The STARS (Skills, Technique
and Attitude Result in Success)
came out in numbers to the Okee-
chobee CountyAgri-Civic Center on
Wednesday morning, March 29.
The occasion was the gradua-
tion ceremony for STARS, a charac-
ter-building program sponsored by
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO). During the past
school year, deputies came to the
fifth grade classrooms of all public
schools and Grace Christian
School to teach 12 separate lessons
that ranged from decision making
to the effects of drug use.
At the end of the 12 lessons, stu-
dents tested each other in a Jeop-
ardy game using the knowledge
they learned in STARS.
See STARS Page 2


Christian Carrasco, a fifth grader at North Elementary
School, checks out the confiscated drug paraphernalia
on display by the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office.
The display was one of the exhibits at the STARS grad-
uation held on Wednesday, March 29, at the Okee-
chobee County Agri-Civic Center.


with the surrounding neighbor-
hood. He pointed out that adja-
cent classifications and zoning
to the north, east, south and
west are all single family.
However, Mr. Brandel told
the board that he sees a lot of
commercial activity just a couple
of blocks away in nearly every
direction. He said he talked with
some of the neighbors who said
they would be happy to have
him there because the house
has sat empty for eight or 10
years.
In the end, the planning
agency approved the change to
commercial.
When Mr. Brandel's request
for a zoning change came
before the Planning Board,
Dowling Watford, Jr. spoke
against changing the zoning to
light commercial, stating he
would rather see commercial
See City Page 2


Car detailers


must get


an

By Audrey Bl
Okeechobee NE
Inez Shank
have been perfc
ing at their horn
ond St. by appc
the past 10 year:
city occupation
so.
Ms. Shank
know she had
because-when
doing it, they jus
for friends, and
continued.


exception

ickwel "We don't advertise for this,"
ews Mr. Leal said, adding that they
don't have many customers and
and James Leal those they do have are by
forming car detail- appointment.
e at 300 S.W Sec- The most cars they have on
ointment only for the premises at one time for the
s, but never had a detail work are two and the sur-
nal license to do rounding neighborhood is all
business, Ms. Shank said in a let-
said she didn't ter to the city's Board of Adjust-
to have a license ment.
they started out Ms. Shank was recently cited
st did car detailing by the city for not having an
that practice has
See Auto -Page 2


Library services are outlined


By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
Members of Rotary Club host-
ed special guest speaker Margo
Taylor from the Okeechobee
County Library to their meeting
Tuesday.
Ms. Taylor has been the
library's director for the past six
years.
She is a former teacher and has
been a resident of Okeechobee for
the past 30 years. She holds a
degree in Library Science from the
University of South Florida.
Mrs. Taylor came to talk to
Rotary Club members about
basic facts on the local library. She
stated that the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Library is, "much busier than
anyone would think," with any-
where from 550-650 visitors com-
ing through their doors each day.
She told the group that the
library a part of the Heartland
Co-op that encompasses Okee-
chobee, Hardee, Highlands and
DeSoto counties provides
library services for registered


members. She went on to say
that prior to 1977, when the
library was established in Okee-
chobee, it had been part of the St.
Lucie Regional Library System
beginning in 1958.
In 1999, the Okeechobee
County Library was built on N.W
Second Ave. The 15,500-square-
foot building has, to date, more
than 61,000 items including
books, video and audio, and has
issued over 19,000 library cards
since opening.
She stated that over 130,000
people visited the local library
last fiscal year, with more than
2,000 new library cards issued
that circulated over 116,000
library items.
The guest speaker told club
members that a library card is
their "ticket" to materials, Florida
Electronic Library Resources, 'e-
library' audio books and other
resource downloads.
Mrs. Taylor also stated that
through the Heartland Co-op, the
library now has hotspot access
which means that wireless com-


puter users can now use their
systems at the library.
"With a picture ID and a valid
Okeechobee address, library
patrons can access the many
services and materials that are
available," she told club mem-
bers. "Patrons can take part in the
adult education programs includ-
ing computer classes and can
also access the inter-library loan
system with their library card
number and password."
She also mentioned that
library members can place items
on reserve at the library by
phone, e-mail or in person. A
courier system that runs five days
a week to other libraries within
the co-op can collect the materi-
als and bring them back to the
Okeechobee library for pick up.
A grant from the Florida
Humanities Council also has
made it possible to bring cultural
events to the library. Mrs. Taylor
stated that the library has a three-
year partnership grant that allows

See Rotary Page 2


Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Rotary Club president-elect Chad Rucks presents guest
speaker from the Okeechobee County Public Library Margo
Taylor with a token gift at Tuesday's club meeting.


504 Plus tax






2 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, March 30,2006


County planners have varied agenda


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
When the Okeechobee County
Planning Board/Board of Adjust-
ments and Appeals meets this
evening at 7 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse, 304
N.W. Second St., they will face a
variety of issues.
The agenda consists of one
request for a special exception,
three public hearings for zoning
changes, one request for approval
of development plans and four
requests for preliminary plat
approval.
In a matter that was tabled at
the board's last meeting for more
information, Abundant Blessings
Assembly of God Church, owner
and Beachouse, LLC applicant, are
requesting a special exception to
allow for single family attached or
multiple family dwellings at a den-


City

Continued From Page 1
office zoning in the residential area.
He said he was concerned that
light commercial might open the
area up to commercial activity.
"I request it be designated CPO
(commercial professional office).
Those who live in that area, well,
there are certain structures there. We
have the right to assume it will stay
that way (as residential). I've seen
offices in homes and have-no prob-
lem with CPO," Mr. Watford said.
Changing to commercial office
would bring up another problem,'
and that would be where Mr. Bran-
del could park his one-ton pickup
truck. When the ordinances were
established in the CPO zoning dis-
trict, they specified three-quarter
ton trucks as the acceptable weight.
Mr. LaRue said there was no
way for city planners to know that
in the future there would be more
one-ton trucks on the road. The
Planning Board decided to
approve recommending the zon-
ing change for Mr. Brandel's prop-
erty to the city council and request
they change the city's ordinances
to include one-ton trucks.
The Land Planning Agency
voted to not recommend a request
from Jorge and Stella Fulleda to the
city council to change the land use
map for property at 602 S.E. 10th
Ave. Mr. Fulleda said he wants to
change the use from single family
to multifamily so he can build a


sity of 12 units per acre in a residen-
tial general zoning district. The
property is adjacent to the church
on U.S. 441 N.
H.S. and Shirley Conrad and
Brian and Ronda" Conrad have
requested a change in zoning from
agriculture to residential general. If
approved, this zoning change will
allow the owners to combine this
property with their nearby property
zoned residential general for a sin-
gle planned development. The
property in question is located on
S.E. 59th Boulevard.
Bruce and Rebecca Homer
have requested a change in zoning
from agriculture to residential gen-
eral. They also desire to combine
this property with an adjacent par-
cel zoned residential general to
form a single planned develop-
ment. The property involved is near
S.E. 44th Avenue.
FRA-MAR Enterprises, Inc. and


KJB Properties, LLC, have request-
ed changes in zoning from agricul-
ture, residential mobile home and
residential rural to residential single
family estate. If approved, this
change would allow the owners to
plat an equestrian community
northwest of the intersection of
S.R. 70 E. and N.W. 128thAvenue.
A second public hearing on the
above requested changes will be
held at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April
13, before the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners at
the courthouse.
Mark Goodbread, applicant,
and KJ Land, Inc. owner, have
requested approval of a develop-
ment plan for a multifamily devel-
opment with a density greater than
10 units per acre.
They have also requested pre-
liminary plat approval for the pro-
posed 49-unit Towns of Okee-
chobee townhouse development


Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Dowling Watford, Jr. (podium) tells City of Okeechobee Plan-
ning Board members that he prefers a commercial office zon-
ing change for Mark Brandel (seated, left) rather than light
commercial (CLT) at their meeting Tuesday, March .28,. Mr.
Watford lives in the neighborhood of Northeast Sixth Avenue
and is concerned that CLT zoning would open up the residen-
tial area to too much commercial traffic. Mr. Brandel wants to
open an office at the property for his trucking business.


duplex on the land. He said he is
targeting teachers for the housing.
Mr. LaRue said he does not rec-
ommend changing the land use
because it creates an incompatibili-
ty with the nearby single family
homes. He pointed out that even
though the zoning district is resi-
dential multi-family, the existing
land use and future land use map
classification is for single family.
Board member Devin Maxwell
said the zoning should be changed


to be consistent with the future
land use map.
LIle Raulerson, a homeowner
in the area, said he has noticed that
similar structures built to the south
-and west of. him turned into a
"labor camp," and he opposed the
land use change for that reason.
Otherwise, he said he had no prob-
Lem with it.
While voutng to not recommend
the change to the city council, Mr.
Maxwell said he would look at


that would be located on either
side of N.W 22nd Lane between
N.W. Third Avenue and N.W. Fifth
Avenue.
Mile High Funding Group, LLC,
has requested preliminary plat
approval for the proposed 230-lot
Lamartin Acres subdivision that
would be located on the north side
of S.W. Eighth Street, west of Osce-
ola Middle School.
Dry Lake Dairy has requested
preliminary plat approval of r the
proposed 97-lot Hudson Lake
Ranches subdivision. The property
is located on the east side of U.S. 98
N., southeast of Dixie Ranch Acres.
Brother-in-Law Enterprises, Inc,
and ARS Powersports have
requested preliminary plat
approval for the proposed six-lot
Amber Acres subdivision that
would be located on N.E. 39th
Boulevard.


changing the land use map if a
duplex was already on the property.
William Ledferd, agency board
chairman, said that Mr. Raulerson's
concern about labor camp housing
would be a code enforcement issue.
In other action, the agency:
tabled a land use change for A
Child's World Childcare and
Preschool, Inc. aswas the rezoning
request;
approved a land use change
for James E. Fraser, III, .1108 S.W.
Second Ave., from single family to
commercial to allow the owner to
operate a commercial real estate
enterprise;
'approved a request from
Steven L. Dobbs to change land
use for the south half of lot 5, all of
lot 6 of block 8 in South Okee-
chobee from single family to com-
mercial to allow construction of a
rnullifamilv development by InSite
Development Group; and,
approved a request from
Susan Sevier-Sullivan, 804 S.W. Sec-
ond Ave., to change the land use
from single family to commercial.
The Planning Board approved
changing the zoning for Ms. Sevier-
Sullivan, but to CPO rather than
heavy commercial, as originally
requested. She had talked with the
city zoning clerk's office and told
them she would be agreeable to
the CPO designation, since she
rnerely \\ ants an olfice space and
not anything thal would fit the
heavy commercial zoning.
The Planning Board approved
the zoning change from single
family to CPO for Mr. Fraser.


News Briefs

Livestock committee accepting add-ons
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Youth Livestock Show
Committee will accept add-ons to exhibitors through Friday,
March 31.
Add-ons with the name, address, exhibitor's name and
amount may be faxed to (863) 763-5878.
For information call Doug Burnham at (863) 763-5087, or Rick
Barnes at (863) 357-2047.

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.
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.
The event is jointly sponsored by the South Florida Water Man-
agement District (SFWMD), Okee-Tantie Marina and Camp-
ground and the Okeechobee County Tourist Development Coun-
cil (TDC).
Planned activities will include a two-day bass tournament,
Earthman and The Planet Earth Project H2o Concert Tour, histori-
cal demonstrations, barbecue, arts, food booths, a bounce house
and a water slide.
For information, call the SFWMD service center in Okeechobee
at (863) 462-5260.

City has openings on boards
OKEECHOBEE The City of Okeechobee currently has open-
ings on their Code Enforcement Board, as well as their Planning
'Board/Board of Adjustment/Land Planning Agency/Design
Review Board.
Membership of the boards, where possible, shall consist of any
of the following: architect, general contractor, realtor, business
person and lay person.
Board terms are three years, and city and county residents may
apply.
No member of a citizen board shall be an employee of, or hold
any elective position of office with the City of or County of Okee-
chobee.
Applications can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office, 55
S.E. Third Ave.
For information, call the City Clerk's Office at (863) 763-3372,
ext. 215.

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


Today's Weather


Rotary :'

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the library to host cultural events
such as music, reading and story-
telling programs and historic
exhibit events.
An upcoming storytelling event
will take place at the library on Satur-
day, April i, from 2 unul -1 p.m. The
event will feature local storytellers
including Pat O'Connor, Alisha
Pearce and Mrs. Taylor. The award-
winning musical comedy team, The
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t elect for Rotary Club service. In order,to acquire the
)yd of New Zealand. license, one requirement is to
Innes reported that the secure a special exception to do
chobee Scenic Trail business in a residential area; She
valk, run, bike ride, applied to the Board of Adjustment
rtkcipants at the e en.t for that exception.
ce on Saturda\, March In reviewing her request at their
s for the event are not meeting Tuesday, March 28, board
members considered city planner
ub meetings are held Jim LaRue's report. Mr. LaRue rec-
lay at noon- at Beef onmmended approval as long as the
.'-S ParrottAve.. board limited the business at the
location to no more than two cars
at one time, and if the business.
were to expand the following con-
S,*.* editions should be met:
A drainage plan should show
the car wash area and address
health department and cit engi-
neering concerns, and assure that
S" noff would be kept on-site.
S* Limited hours of operation'
would beset."
Srial Landscaping around the car
&" m wash should serve as buffers from
intersecting street and bordering
S properties.
it A site plan would show where
cars are worked on, plus parking
S id and ingress/egress to the business.
The board approved the special
exception in a commercial busi-
ness district as a limited car
wash/detail business restricted to
" theowner.
Kim Barnes, with the city's
- occupational licensing department,
,,- said that as long as a person
d charges for a service, even if it is
-a - one customer, an occupational
1 4 license is required.


When discussing the variance.
request made by Thomas 'Close of
C.B.C. Management Corp. to build
an exterior fire escape stairway
onto a new building they are plan-
ning to build at 110 N.W Third St.,
the board also consulted with City
Fire Chief Herb Smith.
Mr. LaRue said he wanted to
make sure the builder had looked
at every other option for building
the fire escape rather than permit-
ting the variance, which would put
the fire escape 4 feet into a 10-foot
setback area.
Chief Smith answered several of
the board's questions. When asked
whether a sprinkler system would
be a better system, he said no, there
was not a hardship situation pres-
ent to require a sprinkler system.
On whether he would recommend
a ladder escape or a stair%%ell, he
said he would prefer a stairxvell.
The board approved the vari-
ance.
In other action, the board:
approved the variance request
from Kimberly Anderson on behalf
"of property owner Clifford Kauff-
man, Jr. to allow a single family
dwelling to be built on a lot 70-foot
wide when the minimum lot
width requirement is 75 feet on
property between 809 and 823 S.E.
Eighth St.;
tabled a variance request by
Randy Whaley for property owners
Ernest and Ella Whaley for property
at 1416 S.W Third Ave. The request
was to- allow a single family
dwelling to be built on a lot 50-foot
wide and 6,650 square-foot area,
when the minimum lot width
requirement is 75 feet and the lot
area is 10,000 square feet,


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Okeechobee Forecast

Thursday: Partly sunny with highs in the lower 80s. The'winds will
be from the east at 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with Lows in the upper 50s. The winds
will be from the east at
5 to 10mph.

Extended Forecast
Friday through Tuesday: Partly cloudy with highs in the mid 80s and
lows in the lower 60s.


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STARS

Continued From Page 1
Wednesday's graduation was
the first time a countywide STARS
graduation was held in the agri-
civic center, and it will be the last
STARS graduation. Next year there
will be a different program.
The sponsors of the graduation
program put the center to good
use. Around the arena floor were
12 exhibits where the students got
to ask questions and see first hand
such things as police motorcycles,
the Special Response Team and
crime scene investigation.
Throughout the morning, names
were drawn for free prizes.
After the students had time to
view all the exhibits, they saw a
demonstration of the K-9 team.
"Remember drugs will kill you,"
said Deputy Richard Voss of the K-9
team.
He urged students to be leaders
and not followers, and to say no.
The students were entertained
and informed when their STARS
instructors donned hillbilly cos-


tumes and performed a humorous
skit on the dangers of-drugs and
alcohol. They also got to see their
teacher do a dance routine to the
tune "YMCA."
Participants in the STARS pro-
gram were urged to either create
posters, write essays or makes
speeches concerning something
they learned in STARS.
From Central Elementary
School, the first-place poster win-
ner was Thania Liberato. Diego
Rodriguez came in second, and
Saral Gomez was third. Claresha
Blair and Destiny Mullin earned
Honorable Mention recognition.
At Everglades Elementary
School, the first-place poster win-
ner was Kyle Burkhart. Elizabeth
Yanez came in second, and Angeli-
ca Davis was third. Araceli Diego
and Cheyanna Watford received
Honorable Mention recognition.
The winner at Grace Christian
School was Emily Close.
Jonathan Fentig was the first-
place poster winner at New
Endeavor High School. Angela
Joyce came in second, and Diane
Ruiz was third.
At North Elementary School,


Jackie O'Conner came in first in the
poster contest. Alexis Smith was
second, and Nikki St. Pierre came
in third. Honorable Mention recog-
nition was awarded to Hunter Hair
and Jordan Canevari.
'Christian Ortiz created the first-
place poster at South Elementary
School. Reno Scroggin was sec-
ond, and Tiffany Nicole Hargis
came in third. Honorable Mention
recognition was awarded to Jor-
dan Faircloth and Sierra Taylor.
In the essay contest, Samantha
Norris at Central Elementary
School won first place, while Dian-
isha Nazario came in second. Cen-
tral's third-place essay winner was
Emily Close.
At Everglades Elementary
School, Cesar Sanchez wrote the
first-place essay. Jose Bucio came
in second, and Zachary Stanley
was third.
In North Elementary School's
essay contest, Jami Sanchez came
in first; Krista Pope was second;
and, Maria Buciawas third.
Seminole Elementary School's
first-place essay winner was
Yajayra Castillo. Luis Arlvardo
came in second, and Brandon


Ruebens was third.
The South Elementary School
essay contest was won by Tyler Mil-
rot. Kailey Hoover came in second,
and Jenna Kissam was third.
Samantha Norris was the first-
place winner at Central Elementary
School's speech contest. Thania
Liberato was second, and Amber
Tomb came in third.
At North Elementary School,
Jordan Canevari was the champion
speaker. Shelby Muller was second,
while Ami Edwards came in third.
At Seminole Elementary
School, Luis Alvardo won first-
place in the speech contest. Bran-
don Ruebens came in second
At South Elementary School,
the best speaker was Kayla Nelson.
Dalton Murray was second, and
Tyler Milrot third.
The countywide winner in the
speech contest, Samantha Norris of
Central Elementary School, gave her
speech on the danger of drugs. She
concluded her remarks by saying
"You're onlysmart ifyou don'tstart."
Sponsors of the event were Wal-
Mart, the Rotary Club of Okee-
chobee, B.P.O.E. Elks #2558 and
South Florida Federal Land Bank.


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The company will reward ten of
the most "flavorful" kide in the
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lab (closed to the public!) at the
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pop was actually invented in
1905 by an 11 year old boy so we
are looking forward to seeing
what kids come up with in
2006."
Beginning April 3, kids are
invited to try out for their chance:
to "Be a Flavorologist" for a day
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must. be postmarked by July 28,
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their entries) and notified the
week of Aug. 21, 2006. In Octo-
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Each pint-sized Flavorologist will
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TAILGATERS: We appreciate the police catching up with tailgaters
and those who don't use directional signals. It is so dangerous. Also,
when you leave room between you and the car ahead of you and
some yo-yo uses the space to change lanes in front of you, now both
are tailgating and who's to fault? Not me!

RODEO: I went Saturday to the Cattlemen's arena and I was
ashamed to admit that I was from Okeechobee. I went up there to see
the high school rodeo kids in the rodeo competition and we had kids
from all over the state there, it was never advertised. You put a nice big
picture of the kids after it was over with. (Editor's Note: We ran two
stories on both the rodeo and the fundraiser that was held the night
prior to the rodeo to help the OHS rodeo team. One story was pub-
lished a week before the event, while the other was just a few days
prior to the rodeo.)

RODEO PROMO: I had a comment to make a comment on the high
school rodeo event that was held at the Cattlemen's Arena this past
Saturday. I think the school was remiss, or someone was, for not hav-
ing more advertisement prior to the event.

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Letter to Editor


Your contribution
would be appreciated
Each year the Okeechobee
County School Board takes the
opportunity to express its thanks
to our school teachers and other
employees by recognizing their
important work with Okee-
chobee's students in achieving
excellence.
The Teacher of the Year recog-
nition banquet is one way of hon-
oring them.
Since no taxpayer funds can
be used to pay for this special
event we are solely dependent
upon the support of you, our gen-
erous community, businesses and
individuals to fund this most
important occasion. We are again
seeking your support. Would you
please help us say thank you to
our dedicated school employees
by making a much appreciated-
contribution?
The 2006 banquet will take
place Saturday evening, May 13, 7
p.m. at the KOA Convention Cen-
ter. A special evening of recogni-
tion and thanks is being planned
to honor the Okeechobee County


Teacher of the Year, the School-
Related Employee of the Year and
all teachers in the district for their
efforts.
A donation of any amount will
be greatly appreciated and will
help us pay for the special event.
You will also be recognized on the
program for your support and
generosity. For contributions of
$50 or more you will receive two
complimentary tickets. Please
send your response by May 1,
2006.
On behalf of Superintendent of
Schools Dr. Patricia Cooper and
the school board members, I
thank you in advance for your
generous donation.
Checks should be made
payable to Okeechobee Educa-
tional Foundation.
Your consideration of this
*request is greatly appreciated,
and I hope to see you on May 13.
Contributions may be mailed
to Okeechobee Education Foun-
dation, 700 S.W. Second St.,
Okeechobee, Fla., 34974.
David H. Williams
Chairman
Okeechobee County
School Board


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
Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie
Raulerson Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and
crafts for seniors at the service center each Tuesday and Thurs-
day 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 any-
one 'is interested or has any ideas, contact Sheila at (863) 462-
5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come down and talk to
us. Activities are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is a
free service to seniors age 60 and over.





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Upcoming Events

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 Inc. will hold weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships at 6 p.m. For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Social Security Administration Office hours are from 9 a.m. until
noon at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a Second Lan-
guage classes are held from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday
at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome. The
group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for care-
givers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meetings
are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-
2321.
Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday except the first Friday of
the month for an open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge.. For informa-
tion, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
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, locat-
ed at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at (863) 382-6978
or Juana at (863) 471-9795.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All
persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming
a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. 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 St. 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 to come and hang out, have coffee and fellowship with others. The
hours of operation are: 9 a.m. until 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9
a.m. until 11:30 p.m. Friday through Saturday; and, from 11 a.m. until 10
p.m. on Sundays. For information on meeting times, call (863) 763-5385.
Saturday
Okeechobee Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution is an
organization of descendants of those who won our freedom in the Ameri-
can Revolution and promote pride in America. They will hold their monthly
meeting on the first Saturday of each month. The next meeting will be Sat-
urday, Jan. 7, 2006, at 10 a.m. at Oakview Baptist Church, Building B, 677
S.W. 32nd St. If you are interested, we welcome your visit. For information,
contact Kenna Noon at (863) 763-2815 or (863) 634-5669.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave.
It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Chapter DAR will meet at 10 a.m. at the Oakview
Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., October through May. An invitation to
'attend is extended to anyone eligible for membership in NSDAR For infor-
mation call secretary Kenna Noonan al (863) 763-2815, or regisirarDonna
Webster at (863) 763-7056.
\ Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30 a.m.; at
the Nazarene Church, 425 S.W. 28th St., and leaves for ride at 8 a.m.,
weather permitting. For information on the ride for the week or any ques-
tions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly Stewart at (863)
610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.



Community Events

Ranch hosting fundraiser
Mi-CIN Ranch. 1000 N.W. 50th Drive, will host a fundraiser for
the Bits and Spurs 4-H Club and Indian River Community College
(IRCC) Scholarship 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 (863) 467-2483 or (561) 236-
8990.

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.

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,
volunteer run, tax counseling preparation service that can
answer most of the tax issues faced by middle to low income
taxpayers, with special attention to taxpayers 60 years old or
older. Please bring last year's tax return, all W-2s, 1099s, interest,
dividend, broker and Social Security statements for 2005. Picture
ID, Social Security card and birth dates are required for everyone
that is to be listed on the return. A blank check for direct deposit
of refund is also required. AARP-Taxaide does not do state
income tax returns. For 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 Edu-
cation Center (IRREC) at 2199 South Rock Road in Fort Pierce.
The event is being held because IRREC has launched a new
bachelor's degree program in environmental management and
enrollment is increasing greatly. For information, contact Kim
Wilson by calling (772) 468-3922, ext. 126; or, by e-mail at kswil-
son@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 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. You do not have to be an
AARP member or have AARP auto insurance to attend. All sen-
iors 55 and over are invited. Consult your auto insurance agent
for your three-year discount upon class completion. For informa-
tion, contact the instructor, Mrs. Bryan,.at (863) 763-0351. The
cost of the class is $10, and must be paid by check only.

Main Street board nominations sought
Faye Huffman will be accepting nominations for all board
positions on the Okeechobee Main Street until April 26. For infor-
mation, 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 qualifica-
tions 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 Sunday. For
information, call the SFWMD service center in Okeechobee 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 Recre-
ational Outreach Center (ROC).

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

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

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

Annual speech contest is planned
The annual Okeechobee Soil and Water Conservation District
Speaking Contest will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday,, AprilA,. at.the
Okeechobee USDA Service Center on.U.S .,98 North. The contest is
. open to any student erirolld in grades siLthrough 12 in Okee-
chobee County. The topic is "\Vise Use of Florida's Water,
Resources." Speeches are to be six to eight minutes in duration.
Time under or over these limits will cost the contestant two points
for each 15 seconds or part thereof. Three independent judges will
score contestants on content, composition and delivery. Contes-
tants may use notes while speaking, but visual aides may not be
used. Prizes for the contest are $500 for first, $400 for second and
$300 for third. There will also be a participation prize of $50 to all
contestants. Any student interested in participating may contact
Joanna Sherman at the Okeechobee Soil and Water Conservation
District at (863) 763-3619.

Herbie Hargis to perform in BHR
Herbie Hargis will perform at VFW Post #9528 in Buckhead
Ridge, S.R. 78, on Wednesday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday din-
ner will be at 5:30 p.m. The suggested donation is $5. For informa-
tion, call John Patent at (863) 467-0600.

Masons host garbage can chicken dinner
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave., will host
their annual garbage can chicken dinner on Saturday, April 8, from
4 until 7 p.m. at the Lodge. The suggested donation will be $6 for
adults and $3 for children under 10. For tickets or information, con-
tact Jose Verano at (863) 634-2071, Bucky Yoder at (863) 467-7342
or any Lodge member.

Yard sale aids Hospice patient care
Hospice of Okeechobee will be host a yard sale on Friday, April
7, and Saturday, April 8, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be
held at the Hospice of Okeechobee big blue volunteer house locat-
ed at the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Avenue, next to the
Hospice residence. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okee-
chobee. All yard sale donations are accepted at this location.
Barbecue proceeds help Smalls family
A barbecue to help the Smalls family will be held in Flagler Park
Saturday, April 8, from 11:30 until 4 p.m. Dinners will consist of
cabbage, green beans, roll and choice of one-fourth chicken or
three ribs. Call Jeff Robinson Electric at(863) 763-2525 for dinner
tickets.
Benefit fish fry is planned
VFW Post 9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead Ridge, will host a
fish fry Jail and Bail on Sunday, April 9, from 12:30 until 3 p.m. All
proceeds will go to the Glades County Sheriff's Office to help start a
K-9 unit. The cost will be $6.
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 bas-
kets.
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.







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Service Club Briefs


American
Legion Post #64
Our kitchen is open daily,
serving regular menu and spe-
cials. Monday, Thursday and Fri-
day from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.;
Wednesday, tacos served from
11 a.m. until 6 p.m.; Saturday
from noon until 8 p.m.; Sunday
from 1 until 8 p.m.
Bar bingo will be held on
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and
on Thursday evenings beginning
at 6 p.m., for members and
guests.
The second Wednesday of
each month is our birthday party
starting at 4 p.m.; bring a cov-
ered dish.
The third Sunday of each
month we have a steak dinner
with the Sons of the American
Legion from 3 until 6 p.m. fro a
$9 donation. There will be enter-
tainment from 3 until 7 p.m.
The Legion lounge is open
Monday through Saturday at 10
a.m. On Sunday, it opens at 1
p.m.
Bingo is held every Satur-
day and Sunday night starting at
6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
There is entertainment in
our lounge every Saturday night
starting at 4 p.m.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. for a dona-
tion. Karaoke by Bruce will be
from 7 p.m. until ?
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday,
Tuesday and Thursday.
Euchre will be on Monday
and Wednesday from 6 p.m.
Everyone is welcome.
The American Legion Post 64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St.
For information, call (863) 763-
2950.

Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold
a regular informational meeting
on the first Saturday of the
month at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post #9528, 2002 U.S. 78
W., at 10 a.m. Applications for
new members are available. Call
Ray Disney at (863) 357-2138, or
Don South at (863) 763-8954.

Eagles Aeries #4137
Every Tuesday and Thurs-
day: bingo at 1 p.m. Food will be
available for aidonation :
,Every Tuesday: spaghetti'
dinner with' salad 'nd garlic
bread by Lorraine and John from
S5 until 7 p.m. for a $3.50 dona-
tion.


Wednesday: bar bingo
from 4 p.m. until ? Food will be
available.
Every Thursday: washer
toss at 1 p.m.
First and third Thursday:
Auxiliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7
p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. Cooked to
order for a $12 donation. Music
will be by Jimmy Harper.
Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday:
breakfast cooked to order from 9
until 11 a.m. for $5 donation.
Saturday, April 8: Eagles dis-
trict picnic. There will also be
food, music, fun and games
Saturday, April 15: Chil-
dren's Easter party. Call (863)
763-2552, to sign up children
before Friday, April 10. The party
will be from 2 until 4 p.m. Food
and drinks for children will ,be
available.
Call the AERIES for other
events at (863) 763-2552.

Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, call
(863) 763-6580.
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third, 8 p.m., regu-
lar meeting.
Wednesday: bingo will be
at 7 p.m. The public is invited.
Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Refresh-
ments will be available at 6 p.m.
.Friday: dinner and enter-
tainment starting at 6 p.m. Mem-
bers and guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from'
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo
from 2 p.m. until?

Okeechobee
Masonic Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic'
Lodge is located at 107. N.W.
Fifth Ave. For information about
the club and events, call Buchan-
non Yoder at (863) 467-7342 or
Matt Buxton at (863) 357-9992.
Saturday, April 8: annual
garbage can chicken dinner
from 4 until 7' p.m. at the Lodge.
The suggested donation will be
$6 for adults and $3. for children
under 10. For tickets or informa-
tion, contact Jose Verano at
(863) 634-2071, Bucky Yoder at
(g63) 467-7342 or any Lodge
member. '
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second
and fourth Mondays of each
month starting at 7:30 p.m.


Order of the Eastern
Star Chapter #128
The Order of the Easter Star
has many fun activities planned
on the first and third Tuesday of
each month. For upcoming
activities, contact W.M. Margaret
at (863) 467-8020.

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
*The lodge is located on U.S.
78 W. in Buckhead Ridge. The
lodge's phone number is (863)
763-2250.
Wednesday and Friday
night meals will be served from
5 until 7:15 p.m. Call the Lodge
at (863) 763-2250 for the menu.
Thursday and Saturday is
karaoke night starting at 7 p.m.
Friday night and Saturday
night starting at 7 p.m. there will
be music for dancing. Call to see
who is playing.
Saturday night meals will
be served starting at 6 p.m. Call
for the menu.
Each Sunday of March
breakfast will be served from 9
until 11 a:m., with many items
being offered.

Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W.
36th St. in Okeechobee. For
information and meal menus,
call the.Lodge at (863) 763-4954.
Breakfast will be served
from 9 until 11 a.m. at the Moose
Patio on the second Sunday of
every month.
Meals will be served on
Wednesday and Fridays from 5
until 7:15 p.m.; and from 6 until?
on Saturday.
There will be music for
dancing each Friday and Satur-
day night starting at 7 p.m.
Each Thursday will be
karaoke night.

VFW Post #4423
The post is open noon until, 9
p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Events at this post are season-
able you should call (863) 763-
0818 for information or visit the
lodge 300 N.W 34th St. You may
write the post at P.O. Box 1137,
Okeechobee, Fla., 34972.
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Everyone is
welcome.
Every Wednesday during
the season karaoke will be held
from 5 until 9 p.m. ... I
Every Friday: bingo starts at
1 p.m. for members and guests
followed by karaoke starting at 5


p.m.
Saturday: .25-cent bingo at
1 p.m. Karaoke will be from 5
p.m. until?
Sunday: a dinner will be
available from 2 until 5 p.m., and
will be followed by karaoke at 5
p.m.
Every third Sunday there
will be a post meeting at 11 a.m.

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is locat-
ed at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buck-
head Ridge. For information, call
(863) 467-2882. Post hours are
from noon until 8 p.m., Monday
through Sunday.
Wednesday, April 5: Herbie
Hargis will perform on Wednes-
day, April 5, at 6:30 p.m. 'Dinner
will be at 5:30 p.m. The cost is
$5. For information, call John
Patent at (863) 467-0600.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxil-
iary dinner, Men's Auxiliary or
AmVets there will be music.
Every Thursday is bar bingo
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be avail-
able.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, .salad and
rolls will be served from 5:30
until 7 p.m. for a $10 donation.
Dancing immediately follows
the dinner.
Post meetings are held on
the second and fourth Saturday
of the month beginning at 10
a.m. The main meeting is on the
fourth Saturday.,
For information contact Com-
mander Johnnie H. Patent 'at
(863) 467-2882.
All games and special events
are shown on three telel isions.
The game 'room has a regula-
tion-size pool table.

VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at
1 p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo I ill
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Aux-
iliary.
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
dancing.
Saturday: dollar dogs,
sausage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music and
dancing \\ill start at 7 p.m. .
Sunday: open at 1,p.m. with
the big-screen TV.
Call (863) 763-2308 for the


schedule of events.

Okeechobee
Shrine Club
The Okeechobee Shrine


Club, S.R. 78 W, members will
meet the first and third Thursday
of each month at 8 p.m. For
information, call the club at
(863) 763-3378, Kip at (863) 610-
6659, or Keith at (863) 634-2682.


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Bass tournament For information visit
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The third annual Russ Bringger
Memorial Fishing Tournament will Agr-women's group
be held April 1-2 at the Okee-Tantie skeetshoot is planned
Marina.
The entry fee is $200 per boat. The Florida Agri-women have
A portion of the proceeds will announced that their inaugural
go to the V.Foundation for. cancer skeet shoot event will take place
research. May 13 at Quail Creek Plantation,
There will be fun, food and 1907 N.E. 224th St.
prize giveaways. Station sponsorships and single
For information, contact Herb shooter tickets are available.
or Kim Bringger at (863) 763-1035 For information, call Dianne
or (863) 634-4525. Spann at (863) 634-3327.

Monster truck event Basketball camp
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Southern Monster Truck Show- Final applications are now
down, Inc. will combine bull riding being evaluated for the Ten Star
and monster trucking into one All-Star Summer Basketball Camp
large event when they come to the for boys and girls between the
Cattlemen's Arena on Friday, April ages of 10 and 19.
7, and Saturday, April 8. The camp is by invitation only;
Gates will open at 6 p.m. for a Players from 50 states and 189.
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(772) 468-3222


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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
at2,4:15,7 and 9 p.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

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

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

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

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

Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house


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

Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured fer-
rets. For information, call (863)
763-4333.


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Garage/Yard Sale 145
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Mechanical Winch, found cor-
ner of 710 & 714. Call to
identify. (863)763-2692
PRESCRIPTION GLASSES-
Found Speckled Church Fes-
tival. Okee. Please'call for
more Info. (863)467-2545
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the class4ifeds


Charlais Heifer Calf, lost
3/7/06, vic. of Eagle Island
Rd. (724). (863)763-1494
or (954)465-6614

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26 in. wide by 60 in. tall.
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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
KITTENS: 5 wks. old. 3 M, 1 F,
grey w/medium long hair, litter
box trained. Free to good
home. (863)634-4766
Red Nosed Pit Bull, male, 6
yrs. old, good with kids.
(863)261-1887
ROTTI & LEOPARD Female,
German Shephard & Golden
Retriever, male.
863-634-9245
SOFA & RECLINER- free, call
(561)202-7702


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OKEECHOBEE- Sat, April 1st,
8am-Noon, 1708 SW 2nd
Ave.. Multi Family Sale!!!


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


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



A/C SERVICE
TECH/INSTALLER
w/Min.3 yrs.exp.
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW,
Good pay, Benefits, 401 K.
(863)763-8391
Administrative Assistant
to Construction Executive
Detailed oriented multi-
tasker with computer skills.
Knowledge of MS Word,
MS Excel, Quicken and
book keeping skills
important 30-40 hour/week
to start, perm position,
starts right away.
References and
drug test required.
Fax Resume to:
386-985-0464 or e-mail:
mrdrallow@yahoo.com
DRIVER/LANDSCAPER/
MAINTENANCE PERSON:
Needed Full Time, 5 Days per
week. Call (863)467-6377




EXPERIENCED COOKS
$9.50 per hour.
DISHWASHERS
HOSTESS
SERVERS AM & PM

Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
Experienced MatureTeachers
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & P/T positions
avail., Great pay, working envi-
ronment & benefits
863-467-5000
FARM RANCH MECHANIC
General repairs for farm equip.
including heavy equip. Exp
with tools, Valid drivers li-
cense. Drug Free Work
Place. (863)634-9446


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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
JANITORIAL 5 days/week
(40 hrs). Bkgrd ck, drug free
workplace. (863)467-6677 -
speak to Homer or Vivian.


JOURNEYMEN (Starting at
$17-$20 per hour) or
ELECTRICAL HELPERS
w/experience. Apply at Bass
Electr, 2801 SW 3rd Terrace.
DFWP (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


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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


Golf Course Mechanic Needed
Salary based on experience
Apply at Okeechobee Golf & CC
405 NE 131st Lane


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


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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 joo that will recognize and reward your
capability, please send your resume/application
via mail, lay 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 ohfice or printed from our
website at Enlegra.com. We look forward to
hearing from you.
EOE/DFWP
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"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 otter good pay, insurance, 401K and gas
reimbursement. Raises and advancement
opportunities exist for good people.
Become a part of the Turnpike Team.
Apply at Ft Drum Cilgo mm
181 Fl. Turnpike
863-763-9383
DFWP"


Needed CDL Class A Driver
For Equipmenl Hauling.
DiOther Duties Required.
Good Benefit Package, 401K
Apply in Person'
Everglades Farm
Equipment Cu. Inc
820 HignIwiy 98 North
Oleechobee FL
POSTAL JOBS
$16.46 $22.97'nr Now Hir-
ing. For application & tree
government job inlo call
American Acsor. ol Labor
1-913.599-8226 24nr
emp. serve.

SALES CONSULTANT
Area s Fastesi Growing
RV Dealership
Great American Rv s is in
search ol individuals
inrere.,ied in selling Rvr'
E penencieothi RV s
or in sale nelipul buln
not necessary. Will Tramin
ihe right candidate 6 day
work weer Mon mru Sal
9-5. Sun 12-4 with
week day of. Commis-
sioned sales with Benelits
Apply in person:
4300 Hwy 441 South
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Located beside
The KOA Campground

TAMPA FARMS NOW HIRING
Class A CDL Dnvers
19200 S.W.Warfield Blvd.
Indiantown.
(772)597-2000
TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED:
Class A CDL. For Wrecker &
Low Boy Semi's. Apply at BMJ
Towin: 419 SW 2nd Ave.
Shop front a gift catalog
that's updated regularly:
tih classifiedls.



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


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:Medical Services435





ALUMIIJUM DIVISION OF
O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms. Carporis
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum RooI Over
1863)634-2044

M & D CONTRACTING
*Siding
*Soffit
*Fascia
SSeamless Aluminum
Gulters L
1-800-893-8933
Li. OCSL23Z-01


-I

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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances. 515 ,
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equpment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items. 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes Lnmes & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights. 640
Luagage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Suppries/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
tools 725
Tohs & 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.
1954)629-3257
Wood Burning Cook Stove.
antique, e:',c onid., $300.
18631675-4858


DISHWASHER-top of Ine line
Haler. portable RV size,
18"W. used less Inan 10
Times $250| 5021644-2018
FREEZER, white, small :hesi
rype $99 18631467-y363
REFRIGERATOR, 18.8 cu Ii,
Brand new includes ice
maker $500 or best oiler
(8631467-4735
REFRIGERATOR, Frigidaire,
like new, 25 cu ice, wa-
ier iiter $350
18631467-6009
SMALL REFRIGERATOR-self
deirosting, lora (amper, al-
most new. $100
(772 201.8932 OKEE
WASHER.& DRYER- $100 For
both l863)675-30;;8
WASHER & ER'ERi .125
86 3j357-7075
WASHER & DRYER Maylag,
Sa,,kable. heavy duty. good
working conr. $200
18631634-1492
WASHER Friodaire, Super
Capai.y 16 L ycle., Heavy
duty $50i1863)69q-2173


BICYCLE, Fold Up $30
1863)763-5870
THREE WHEELER, 24' E
Roll. bra.3nd new. $400
(863l763-8642



BATHROOM SINK Marble.
wlaucel $30.
(8631763-8548
CABINET DOORS, Oa: w.'nan.
dieS i& n ing I 1 prir 24".20"
S5 pa 32".20" $60 lor all1,
will s.p. 18631763-1997
DOOR- Ouside. Aluminum
Gla 32".74" Fits MiDbil
Houes .$311 86Ai357-6660
Leave message
MH STEPS 12) 35" Fiber
lass sslep: w,3',' platorim
metai anoraits $600 or will
Sep 18631357-0615
SCREEN ROOM- permanent or
portable. 8.20, rool svslem
28,.8 2 doors, e ,.c cond
$1800 (5021644.2018
SHELVES 5/4 SOlid oa0, Roul-
ed edges Finished Steel
Sarms Worm $2000 Now
$500 863674 -0429

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Prqfeinal ., -
'htsurflatinn Of Storna
Raint Gutters
Licensed & Insured
863.7635650
863.634.7145
107 SW 2nd Street
Okeechobee
License 1;765
SHUTTERS- 1 pr 12"\24,
2.pr 12"..48". & 2-pr 14 .39'
All need to be palned $25.
Will sep. (863)763-1997



DUAL BEAUTY SALON
STATIONS 2)'Teak.wdod look.
Like new. & 10x2 Electric sign.
$2800 will sep. 561-792-3287


CARPET & PAD- brand new,
blue approx 12x13, $75
(772)201-8932 Okeechobee
CARPET- 12 x 20, like new,
beige, $100 (863)467-0792


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


WHEAT DISHES- Service for
8, Complete set incl. plat-
lers el( Like new $750
t8631467-02,7


GOWNS (3) Formal, From Da-
vid's Bridal New. never
worn. All size 20. $300 for
all, will sep (863)697-2813
Natl. Pagent Dress 5/6 Beauti-
lul custom-made by Nancy
Landers $450
18631467-2952


CAIRN FIGURINES- 44, All re-
tired. W/cerhlicate. Includes
the Judge & Santa's.
$100-15000 863-763-4576
FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
CARDS(3-400 Racing &
Coic late A0s early 90s
E-c cord $400 neg
863)763-8943
Stadium Club '92 & '06, Topps
Series, 1 CC card 2
18631467-1484



ALL IN ONE PRINTER- Print
Trio/Pnolo. Lenmark P3150.
4 photo card slots, new car-
tidges $7518631357-1082
COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots oI programs
& games $175
1863)843-0158
LAPTOP Windows XP loli of
software, inlernel ready 1.5
gig, 2 months old, $950 lirm
i863t261-4633
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards. $75 (863)902-025


ARMOIRE: Pine. New, in 0o.%
63"..36' Drawers, shelves &
closer Cost $575' Now $400
1863)467-7996w610-3000
Bureau- Dresser Double, very
good cond. $80 or best owner
18631467-9877
CEDAR CHEST: New in box
36',20" Cosi1.250 Selling lor
$150 863-46.7-7996 or
863-610-3000
CHEST OF DRAWERS, Very
good shape $100
(8631357-4831
CHINA CABINET cherry.
lighied $150
(5611704-3690.
CORNER CABINETS 12) beau-
riul, cherry wood iust see.
$2500 or Oesi ol-
ferl863)763-0072
COUCH, blue & mauve, pillow-
to0 ends. $300
8b3)763-3982 Iv msg
DAY BED- iight pine $150
l8631357-1517
DINETTE SET, wood. with for-
mica lop & 4 captain's
chairs, green, $125
18631467-2557
DINING TABLE- Oval, 2-lears.
6-chairs wcushions All hard
wood. Traditional style $300
(863)467-6543
DINING TABLE W/ 6CHAIRS-
blond rattan, glass lop $275
1863)763-9410
DRESSER SET, 1 long w/mir-
ror i narrow tall,. 1 nigh
.;and $60 (8631467-6984
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER.
Hulch style, while washed,
$100. (863)467-9363
LIVING ROOM RECLINER- ex-
cel cor only $80 or best
otfer (863)467-9877
QUEEN BED- light wood, Sea-
ly Post matt, dresser w/mir-
ror, chest, 2 nite stands
$1500 (863)763-9410
RECLINER- olive green, like
new, asking $125 or best of-
fer (863)824-0739
SOFA & CHAISE LOUNGE-
Lge, modem, 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 sell'
separately. (863)484-0110
Twin Craffmatic 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.
1863)697-2033
GOLF CLUBS- complete,
matched set, meal woods,
irons, bag. putter, 30 misc.,
clubs, $130. 1863)946-3123


ROTTWELL MODEL 650 TRAP
made in Belgium, never im-
ported, brought over l2aa
30" f1'mi, 1500
(937)215-0307
SHOTGUN, 12 gauge pump
w/slug barrel., esiernmield,
$250 or irade ior pistol
(772)461-8822
SHOTGUN, New England lire-
arms 20 gauge, reakopen,
e posed nammer, $100.
(172)461-8822



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



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


FLOOR LAMP- With matching
glass top coHee table $125.
1863)357-6315



PATIO SET- in good cona
blue and while $50
(8631763-8146


ELEC WHEELCHAIR- 3 wheel
Sonic Pride Mobility. elec ili
$1200 or best oiler
(863)675 2596
LIFT CHAIR- LiKe new 'orndi-
ton. Also reclines $425 or
besL,?nnr 1863)674-l328
WHEEL CHAIR, Motoried w,'2
heavy duly bakeries. Good
cond. $550. 1863)675-0104


DISPLAY CASES. (5)
1863)763-5553
Fixed Wing Ultra Lighl Air-
Plane, partly finished, $1800
or bes otter. 19061281-2127
FOOD GRADE COMPRESSED
NITROGEN. 3 Large Cylin-
ders $150 1863)467-226;'
For sale Household items
lools, sporting goods. lurni.
lure & appliances Call Paul
(561)924-8292
GREEN SAND IRON FILTER-
Like rw,
$100 t863)610-7588
RELAX & ENJOY, the outdoors
in this 2 sealed swing $100
18636,675.6556



FENDER ULTRA CHORUS
AMP & Drum s Bass ma-
chine, $525 will sell separate
(86317'63.0072


ADBA REG RED NOSE PIT
BULL PUPS- $250 each
Please call 1863)634-0119
BABY COCKATIELS, hand
raised. $100 will sell epar-
alely (863)763-2738
BIRDS- Aviary lor small biDrds.
8v10. movable 50 or more
bnrds, $1000 cash
(863)675-3032
BLACK LAB PUPPIES, born on
2,6.06, 4 males, 3 lemales.
$125 (863)467-157'4
JACK RUSSELL PUPPIES.
$400 eauh (863)634-4076
SEVERE MACAW-6 mo old
Hand led & very loving IncIs
cage & 2 perches. $800. or
best owner (86313571992
SOCIETY FINCH:
Makes greal Fosler Parent.
$20 (863)610.2126
ZEBRA FINCH: Adorable. $10
(863)3157-3639


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



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 ,


Trailer for 18' to 20' Pontoon
Boat (8631763-8872
WANTED: FL ART
A.E Backus. J. Hutchinson
H Newton, G Buckner, E.
Buckner, L Roberts. A. Hair,
R A McClendon. S Newton.
BIG $$ (772)562-5567
Wanted Hay Bailer, used,
(863)763-2936

Agriculture



.Crtiaina Tlees. 745'
Farm Equipment 80e.
Farm Feed/Priducts810
Farm MIscellaneous 81.5
.Farm Prqoluce 820
Piarm Servides
ffiered : 25
Farm Supplies/
Services. Wanted 830
ertilier 835
>Horses: ; ,. '8B40
Laldsopi' pg .
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock ,. B55
Poultry/Suppliea 850
Seeds/Plaits/ 5'
Flowers i. 865



CHEROKEE, 13 yr. reg. Spol-
led Saddle horse. Nicely gait-
ed E-p rider. Needs good
home $1500. (8631467-4049
HORSE TRAILER- Good condi-
lion $1500. Firm
(2391694-5611
SADDLES (3) Western, 2 Adult
& Cnohild. $650 101 all or
best oiler, will sep.
(863)697-8731



FERTILIZER SPREADER -
$10 1954)629-3257
NEW CRAFTSMAN LAWN
MOWER 42 incnh cur 3900 or
trade lor goit cari
(863)467-4735
RIDING LAWN MOWER -
Crattsman LT 1000. 42" cul.
Aboul 6mos old Asking
$900 1863)697-3212.
RIDING MOWER for parts,
42' tor parts onlyI motor,
Iires. banerv good. deck shot
$20 19311337-1053 or
086313571236
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
1863)612-1018


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


Rentals



Apartenia, 905
Business Plcoes 9?T
Comunerlat. .
Property:".. t5'.
Condoe/ i ,;
Townhouse Rest920
Farm Proelrty .
Rent
Land Rent 3S
Rent 94
Roommate ...' :

Rent '86.




Lake Okeechobee Rim, Totally
redone, modern, 3/2.5.
screened porch. $1050 mro.
1772)359-1640
Remodeled, 2BR/1.5BA, 2
story. Oak Lake Apis.. $800,
1st, lasi, $600 sec dep no
pets. (863)634-3313


Office Building, approx 1200
sq. t., 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, tilt throughout,
$1295/mo, first & sec, No
pets (561)248-3888
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, No
pets, $1200 + sec dep, refs,
(863)634-1554
Seminole Cove, 2br, 2ba,
55+ Community. For Rent
$800 mo. or For Sale $87,000.
neg. (863)357-2602


SINGLE FAMILY HOME
2BR/2BA, Stove & Refrigerator
Laundry rm w/ W/D, New
floors & cabinets. Screen
porch, in town, lawn service,
Non-smoking environ., no
dogs. $1000/mo 1st, last and
$1000 sec. (941)504-3954



RENT-A-SPACE
Available Early Spring
If Interested, 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

lReal Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/'
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunti.g Property 1030
Investment .
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out .of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wantd 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




Laundry Mat
Est 25 yrs, 32 wasners/
33 dryers. Located ne.l
to Public $250,000.
(8631634-2158
or 1863)634-3312


CBS, 3 Bdrm./1 Ba. New rool
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 10 hst. Must see inside.
$182,000 (863)697-8654
J & S ESTATES- 2BR/2BA.
trame nouse w/pool., com-
pleley updated, new appiarn(.
es. Ready now' Lowered to
$155,000 Broker proteclte
(772)59'-6158 or
(954)801.6158
LAZY 7, CBS 3br 2)a w/ol-
lice lyr old. t acre Ceramic
tile Pce reduced $265,000:.
863-634 -6706 uf 634-6545
NW OKEE., Needs some re-
palls. Additional lot at which
another house can De built.
Great invesimenlI Only
$260,000 Must See to Ap-
precidate 863)675-8603 or
673-3925. Day or nighl alsk
for Dwight
Palm Village Ranch, 3/2
55+ Royal Wall conil. car.
port storage shed. $270K.
561-236-0293.
SW Section SALE OR RENT
New 3 BR. 2 Ba, on large 101
Circular driveway 2 car gar-
age. All appliances & new car-
pel 1863)467-5509





40 ACRES- Near town, High
around w/ road fronlage &
electric available. Great buy
at $575.000 Call Tom
772-529-9064
FOR SALE: 42 acres. $12,000
per acre. 1.5 mls from nwy
70 Approx. 26 ac. of creek &
16 ac dry. (772)215-4630


Buildable Lot For Sale,
Vicking Estates,.38 acres,
hign, dry, asking $45k
561-281-2851
OKEE. BIKING 1.5 ac Near
paved Rd/Park Trees, power,
uplands Pnotos 49,900. Pat
ai Coastal Ri y (561)357-0554
OKEECHOBEE. 1.19 ac Locat-
ed 7 mi N ol Okee Cv. On
dead end black lop road
Many mature Oak trees
Zoned for house or mobile
home. Not min Viking area.
$75.000 863-467-5867 or
863-697-9047






Mobile HomesLota 2X)5
4e&lStteii rtp2O1O
Meoie Hous.es Re2015


TAYLOR CREEK ISLES- dbi
wide, 2bi, 2 5ba. Fla rm.
screen porch, fully furn,
dock, lake access,
$1275/mo + 1st, Ist & sec
(863)467-8005



BEAUTIFUL 50X12 MH-
30x10 Fla Rm, fully furn, deck,
patio, beautiful gardens, Must
See! 157 Meadowlark RV
Park, Ortona, $12,000 or best
offer
HENDRY COUNTY- 1995
Palm Harbor Masterpiece,
28x52, 3/2, open floor plan,
Zone 3 wind storm;16x16
deck, appliance, exc cond,
orig owner, buyer pays mov-
ing. $29,900 (863)675-1490
or (239)728-2484


MOBILE HOME 1980, 14 X
56, 2 br, screened porch,
roof over, A/C, furnished,
$14,500 or $9,500 not fur-
nished. (863)357-6342.
MOBILE HOME 64 X 14,
1987, stove & refrigerator,
$3000 or make offer.
(330)398-1120.
MOBILE HOME, '75, 12x50,
Handyman Special in River
Bend MHRneed approved by
park 50+ $500.
(863)763-4782 '

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



WATERFRONT w/Boat Slip.
2BR,2BA Dbi Wide.. Oleechu-
bee. Nice lot. Very clean Own-
er linancng 863-467-1967

Recreation


A''
Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



14' BOAT- unsit kable, liber-
glass, fish lender,. lir used
twice. Call for information
(863)675-2941
BAYLINER- '77, Outboaid, 16'.
Runs good $2500. or best
ofter.863)634-7108
CANOE, 17 Ft., Fiberglass
$50. Call 1863)675-0369 al-
ler 5:15pm or on weekend
PONTOON, 24', 90hp John-
son, bimiri top no trailer,
ready to lish or cruise, $4001)
or best ofer. 1863i634-3107
or j863)634-5471 enijil:
rman605@aol.com
PONTOON BOAT, 20' LOWES
40 rip Honda 4 stroke, like
new w/traiir. awnings & ex-
na's. $5800. 863)467-6696.
PONTOON BOAT '89 2', Fi-
berglass 100 hp 0'B Mariner.
Wrap around sealing w.'cov-
ers. $2500 863-357-6901t
SEA CRAFT, 12 Ft., Deep V
Bonom & big trolling motor
w/iraiier Trailer reeds wor'.
$1250 863-824-0899
V-Huil'12ft aluminum Doal
w/trailer &.194BJdorinsonri
motor; iTior needs Waler
pump1600 (8631-467-0436


CHEVY HERIT MOTORHOME-
'84 Runs great Needs some
work on Ihe inside $2500
Or best otler
1863)634-7108
FIFTH WHEEL, 20 Fi 1988.
$2000 (863)673-3611
TRAVEL TRAILER, 8\34 w/ 4
rt. e.ien sion 56000 invested
Older. Some Hurricane Odam-
age 52500 (863)675-6105



OUTBOARD MOTOR, Sears.
15rnip, very clean low flours
$450 or best oIler
(863)236-0100
STAINLESS STEEL CHAIN.
240 FL.. 3/8 Incn. $2400
(863)46,'-2267,,



BOAT TRAILER: Single Axel,
Wide body. Up 1o a 17 Ft. 14"
tires. New wench dolly, tail,
lights $350. (513)260-6410


HONDA 450 1982, Peanut
lank Good slarter bike Tara-
ny nas overdrive $900
(863)675 0556 LaBelle.
HONDA MOTORCYCLE
CM400. '81, needs work.
brand new light & re to be.
put on $200 (863)983-7457
Suzuki '06 Model C-50 Low
miles loaded w/eifuas $7200
(863)801-1744
Yamaha Roadstar 2005 -
Midnight Silverado, 1700cc,
hard bags, windshield, chrome
front end while wall, back
rest, full wrnly, show room
cond. Must sell $9,500
(239)691-0657


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FOUR WHEELER, 50cc, for
kids, $200 or best offer.
(954)520-6707


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

Automobiles


















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 sedan/6cyl, excel cond.
can be financed, $4100
(863)467-9877
BUICK STATION WAGON, '88,
needs transmission, $250.
.(863)357-1938


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
Mitsubishi Gallant ES, '95, 4
dr., 4 cyl., auto, cold a/c,
runs & drives new, $2500 or
best offer. (772)461-3276
Don't Miss

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
Join a the people who
say, "I sold It n the cls-


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


BRONCO, 4x4, 1978, origin.
owner, $2495
(863)612-1018
BRONCO II '89 perfect en-
gine, rebuilt trans, 0 miles;,
needs paint but no rust, $1750
firm. (863)805-8789
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 email
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 o.r
(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,
gas, reconditioned 1995,
1995. (863)675-1472.
GOLF CART, '99 Club Car, Gas
powered. Aluminum box.
$1500. (772)332-6623


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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
POSI DIFF 8.5" GM, $150 or
best offer. Call
(863)467-8856.
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, $100.
(863)357-2829
TIRES-(4), 250 '99 & up Ford
8 lug, 16", Alum. rims w/Ctr.
covers Exc. cond. $150. or
best offer. (863)763-6216
TRANSMISSION Rebuilt
7004R, $300 or best offer.
Call (863),467-8856


CHEVY PICK UP 1983, V8
Diesel. Very good condition.
$1350 (863)357-721-1 alter
5pm


DODGE RAM 250, '90- runs
good, new parts, fiberglass
work body w/ladder rack.
$600 (863)655-0030.
FORD F100, '83, auto, air,
300ci, new tires, two-tone
blue, $1700. (863)697-8464
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 tires, mirrors etc. $200
(239)357-5984
TONNEAU COVER- Fiberglass,
For full size truck $600 or
best offer. (863)357-2111 or
772-519-2256


CARGO TRAILER: 6.12 En-
Clsed w,.ramp door Lik.
new. 18001 863i)63-.-'82
FLATBED TRUCK BODY- 9'7,
Mounted on single a.:le
Manual engine hoist, 2 5/16
ball. $1000. i863)69;'J.704-
TRAILER- 5'x8', With ramp.
SExcellent condition. $550.
(863)357-5754
UTILITY TRAILER- .,. 11
Very good shape, 375
(863)610-7588


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


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

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INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (IRCC)
CONSTRUCTION OF THE WILLIAMSON CONFERENCE CENTER
AT THE IRCC DIXON HENDRY CAMPUS- OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
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Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited e
tion 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on br,
and includes a numbered certificate and historical information. Ea
ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will gc
the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863) 763-28
Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-2487; M,
on Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.

Martha's House office has moved
Martha's House Administrative and Outreach Office have move
their new location at 103 N.W Fifth St., Suites 4 and 5, next door to 1
Medicine Shoppe.

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

CAP looking for senior members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force At
iliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Compo,
Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and cad
are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12 and
are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit a
provide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the C
Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet p
grams. Senior members and cadets work side by side to accompl
these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or sen
member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Ope
tions Center, (863) 763-3212.

Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okeechob
High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-rr
OHS_97_reunion@yahoo.com.

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

Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for mon


Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 actuated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones o0 donate call 18631 763-2893, or drop
di- them off at their administrative office at 41134 IU.S. 441 N.
ass
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Ito Help with Medicare Part D offered
29; -Free help with Medicare Part D will be offered at the Okeechobee
ari- County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., on Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 5 until 7 p.m. Volunteers will be available to assist Medicare recip-
ients in selecting and enrolling in Medicare Part D programs. Those
taking part will need to bring their complete list of all prescription
to medications and dosages, along with their Medicare card. Anyone
the who feels .that may be eligible for government assistance in paying
premiums must bring proof of income.

Church offers program for families
ab- The First United Methodist Church, 200. N.W. Second St. will hold
en. classes on Tuesday mornings from 10 until 11:30 a.m. for parents and
Cal pre-school children. The curriculum will explore God's word through
tive activity centers. There will also be a special class for parents. For infor-
his mation or to register, call Angela at (863) 763-4021.
our
ces Parenting classes are offered
vity The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be presenting parent-
Y" ing education classes starting in March. All pregnant women and par-
ents are encouraged to attend. For specific dates, information and to
register for the class call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.,
ux-
site Church offering study sessions
ets The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., is offering
18 a short term study program. The Forty-Sixty is based on Discipleship
rd Resources literature by Richard H. Gentzler, Jr. and Craig Kennet Miller.
il The study will take place each Tuesday from 6:45 until 7:45 p.m. at the
ro- church. The study is open to everyone, and will be led by Rev. Bruce
.ish Simpson and Rev. Jim Dawson. For information or to register, call
ior (863) 763-4021.
era-

Children's Ranch plans yard sales
The Real Life Children's Ranch, 777.7 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard
ee sales every Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Funds from
il the sales help support activities for the children. Usable donations are
always accepted and should be taken to the ranch on U.S. 441 S.E.,
Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays. Pick-up service is not available. For
information, contact Rosie at (863) 763-4242:

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


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

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these loca-
tions: Dixon Hendry Center,-2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as second
language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until noon,
adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.
'until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole Reservation,
Brighton, Adults basic 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 language, Tuesday and Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.; One-
Stop, 123 S.W. Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through
Thursday, from 7 a.m. until noon; El Centro Santa Fe, 115 S.W. Fifth
Ave., Citizenship class, Thursday, from 6:30 until 9 p.m.; Yearling Mid-
dle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, adult basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes, Monday through Thursday, from 6 until
9 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a sec-
ond 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.

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

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

Free parenting classes offered
Free six-week parenting classes for parents of young children are
held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S.
Parrott Ave. Topics include discipline a family affair, birth to 8 months "
infants, 8 to 18 months.the.toddler,-84to 36.months terrific twos, 3 year
olds, and uncommon sense. Each week ,parents "earn" baby bucks to
purchase items for their baby at the Center's Baby Boutique. Childcare
is not provided. However, infants in carriers are welcome. For details
call (863) 763-8859 or (863) 697-6320.


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