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Vol. 97 No. 91 Saturday, April 1, 2006 504 Plus tax


Spring forward
this weekend
of Americans will lose an
hour's sleep Saturday night as
clocks are turned ahead to
daylight-saving time.
Other people will forget
and be an hour late for church
or other activities.
Officially clocks should be
moved ahead one hour at 2
a"m. Sunday. Most folks will
do the job before hitting the
The lost hour will return
Oct. 29 when clocks go back
to standard time.
Congress has .passed a
law changing the dates of
daylight-saving time, but it
doesn't take effect until 2007.
Then daylight time will start
three weeks earlier, March
11, and will end one week
later, Nov. 4.
Residents of some parts
of the country can ignore all
this since daylight-saving
time isn't observed in Ari-
zona, Hawaii, Puerto Rico,
the Virgin Islands, American
Samoa, 'Guam and the
Northern Marianas.


Students set goals
for final grades
Congratulations to the top
milers from the OMS P.E.
department for March 28
including: eighth grade stu-
dents: Lionel Jones and Ruby
Yanez. Seventh grade stu-
dents included: Altis Crowell,
Revbi Perez, and Taylor
Lucas. Sixtn grade--student
runners were: Nicholas
N Mitchell and Alexis Tabor.

about Rays' future
Maddon beams when he talks
about the prospect of trans-
forming the Tampa Ba\ Devil
Rays into winners.
"People are so tired-hear-
ing about potential and all that
kind of stuff," the lust-year
manager says. "But I believe
that a really good group of
baseball players is here for this
* season. I'm not promising X
number of wins because this
is about one day at a time.
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Drought Index
-Current: 429
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None
Lake levels

14.60 feet

Bush stresses border security

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Okeecriobee News,D. Hamilton
Central Elementary School students celebrated on Friday with "Island Days' in honor of
students having earned 15,000 points in the accelerated reading program. The cele-
bration included island music, food and fun. Fifth grade student Adel El Hindi (panther
suit) took one of the top honor spots, earning more than 360 points. Kindergarten stu-
dents Hannah Morales (bottom left), Audra Meara (top left), Makenzy Dunson (center
right), Minthy Nguyen (bottom right) along with teacher's aide. Peggy Friend (left) and
Kindergarten teacher, Betty Tillis enjoyed the day "Island Style.'

Mrs. Steiert's fifth grade students celebrated "Island Days' at Central Elementary on Fri-
day with a limbo competition. Students earned 15,000 points in the school's accelerat-
ed reading program.

Deadly illness

is detected in

Florida horse

OCALA A syndrome that
can cause pregnant mares to
abort their foals has been con-
firmed in at least one Florida
horse, several years after a
devastating outbreak of the
disease in Kentucky's thor-
Mare Reproductive Loss
Syndrome was detected in an
Alachua County horse eutha-
nized on March 18 at the Uni-
versity of Florida Veterinary
Medical Center, marking the
state's first appearance of the

condition. Three other cases
are under investigation as
being consistent with the syn-
The disease wiped out
more than 3,000 thorough-
bred foals in Kentucky in
2001-2002, nearly a third of all
foals. That caused more than
$500 million in losses.
University of Florida clinic
pathologist Dr. John Roberts
confirmed the Alachua Coun-
See Syndrome Page 2

Lake level
Last Year:
15.39 feet

South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
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Water Fest

Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
starts today

Okeechobee Tourist Development Council coordinator
Kathy Scott (left) and Susie Baker, manager of Okee-Tantie
Campground and Marina (right) begin set up of the second
annual Okeechobee County Water Fest. The event will take
place on Saturday and Sunday at Okee-Tantie Campground
and Marina and will feature activity and information booths,
arts and crafts, food, music, Florida history displays and
the Earthman Education Concert for kids (Saturday).

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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.

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ty case after visiting the unidenti-
fied farm. But he said he doubts
Florida's outbreak will compare
to Kentucky's, which he was
also involved in diagnosing.
"It's going to decrease over

the next few weeks," he said.
"Probably last week. was the
worst week for it and we didn't
have that many cases."
Experts believe the disease is
caused when a pregnant mare
ingests Eastern tent caterpillars,
which often nest in the cherry
trees found on the Alachua
County farm where two of the

cases were found. Scientists said
the caterpillar carries bacteria
that don't become a problem
unless they enter a pregnant
mare's womb and attaches itself
to the placenta.
Complications of the syn-
drome include miscarriages and
early term fetal losses in mares
recently bred back to stallions.

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cycle should come to an end
soon in Florida, said Terrence
Fitzgerald, an expert on Eastern
tent caterpillars at the State Uni-
versity of New York College at
Cortland. But before the season
ends, the caterpillars will lay
eggs, which will produce a new
crop next year, he said.

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Mapped out
Mrs. Adler's and Mrs. Williams' classes completed their unit on the 50 states. The stu-
dents learned about each state and then completed the state map with cities, lakes,
rivers, and natural resources. The students learned about the U.S.A., interesting facts
about the states, their weather, cities, and landmarks.

Submitted to the Okeechobee News
Congratulations, OMS Students of the Week! Pictured, back row, left to right: Chris Fernan-
dez, Buoy O'Hara, Jared Fountain, Tracy Arnold. Front row: Kaysey Adams, Kayla Born,
Megan McNabb, and Tiffani Castilleja.

OMS students set goals for

last nine weeks of school year

Teachers from the county's fifth grade classrooms do a dance routine to the tune of
"YMCA" for the benefit of their students at the STARS (Skills, Training, Attitude, Results,
Success) graduation held Wednesday, March 29 at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic
Center. The sheriff's office sponsors STARS, a program which promotes good character.

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Congratulations to the top
milers from the OMS P.E. depart-
ment for March 28 including:
eighth grade students: Lionel
Jones and Ruby
Yanez. Seventh
grade students
ed: Altis
Crowell, a-i1
Perez, and Taylor Lucas. Sixth
grade student runners were:
Nicholas Mitchell and Alexis
Parents, report cards came
home'Friday. If your child did not
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Central Elementary School third graders from Mrs. Enfinger's class enjoyed a short walk
to the Golden Corral for a special lunch on Friday as part of their celebration for earning
15,000 points in the accelerated reading program.

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you, be sure to ask! Please go
over the grades with them and
set goals for this final nine weeks
of the year. Remember that stu-
dents need to accumulate at
least four points in each class in
order to pass the class for the
year. A is worth four, B is worth
three, C is two, and D is one.
Your assistance at home is great-
ly appreciated.

Upcoming Events
*April 4 OMS Tropicana
Speech Contest
*April5 Holocaust Sur-
vivors Presentation, 9:45 am
*April 8 Middle School
Band Festival, Centennial HS
*April 11 Third nine
weeks awards, 9:15 am
*April 14 Good Friday-
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Comments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
SCAM: I want everyone to look out for the scam artist calling and
soliciting money. They claim they are with the police department, the
highway patrol or the sheriff's office. The police, sheriff and highway
patrol say they are not soliciting you over the phone. Do not give any
money or information over the phone.

IMMIGRATION: This is about the immigration controversy. We
know there is right and wrong. If the immigrants are here illegally, they
should be sent back.

Community Events

Ashley Gang to appear
The Ashley Gang will be appearing at the Okeechobee County
Library, 206 S.W 16th St., Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m. This free concert
is sponsored by a grant from the Florida Humanities Council and is
open to the public.
Library hosts Storytelling Festival
The Okeechobee County Library will be holding its fifth annual
Storytelling Festival Saturday, April 8, from 2 until 4 p.m. The pro-
gram will start with stories by local storytellers Alisha Pearce, Pat
O'Connor and Margo Taylor. After a break for refreshments, the
award-winning musical comedy team The Battersby Duo will per-
form variety of music, poetry and interactive theatrics that demon-
strate the power of the written word.
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 anyLodge 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 cab-
bage, green beans, roll and choice of one-fourth chicken or three
ribs. Call Jeff Robinson Electric at(863) 763-2525 for dinner tickets.
Benefit fish fry is planned
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.
Class of '77 planning reunion
The class of 1977 is planning their 30-year reunion. All members
of the class of 1977 will meet on April 11 at 6:30 pm at Beef,
O'Brady's Restaurant,608 S. Parrott Ave. For information call Karen
Williamson Larson at (863) 763-5101, Cindy Bennett Hortman at
(863) 697-9817 or Toni Bennett Doyle at(863) 634-9491.
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. RS\VP for lunch by
Friday,April 7. To RbVP call (863) 763-9800, or (863) 697-4903.
Healthy Start board to meet
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will
meet Wednesday, April 12, at 11:30 a.m. at the New Endeavors
School building, 575 S.W. 28th St. For information, contact Kay
Begin at (863) 467-5877.
Amateur Radio Club sponsors test session
The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club Iwill sponsor a testing ses-
sion for all classes of amateur licenses on Saturday, April 15, at 6 p.m.
at 1010 N.W. Sixth St. You must bring: a test session fee of $14,
payable in cash or by check; existing amateur license; photo I.D.;
and, FRN number. For information contact Harry Robbins at (863)
467-7457; or, by e-mail at
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 chil-
dren of Okeechobee and their parents are invited to take part in the
activities and have lunch. Everyone should bring their own baskets.

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Guest Commentary

Period in history shouldn't be erased

By Rosemary Duvall

The month of April is once
again upon us and it holds great
significance for some of us. April
has been designated as the time
to remember and honor our con-
federate dead. Such bravery and
dedication has never been sur-
passed and is not likely to ever be.
I wish our schools would'
include the lives of these south-
erners in their history classes. The
War Between the States has
become a hushed subject and as
a result our ancestors have been

forgotten to this generation.
The students need to know
how these gallant men and
women sacrificed their lives and
freedom to try and save their
beloved homeland. This period of
history should not be erased from
the hearts and minds of our
youth. To do so is dishonest and
unethical, as well as unfair.
I recently visited the home of
vice president of the confederacy
Alexander Stephans in Craw-
fordsville, Ga., for the second
time. Mr. Herbert Burns and his
wife Lee took me on the first trip.

Upcoming Events

Okeechobee Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution is
an organization of descendants of those who won our freedom in the
American Revolution and promote pride in America. They will hold
their monthly meeting on the first Saturday of each month. The next
meeting will be Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, at 10 a.m. at Oakview Baptist
Church, Building B, 677 S.W. 32nd St. If you are interested, we wel-
come 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 information call secretary Kenna Noonan at (863) 763-
2815, or registrar Donna 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 questions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly
Stewart at (863) 610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Luther-
an Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at
(863) 763-3296.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., at noon. All Rotarians and the public are invit-
ed. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone inter-
ested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For.information, call (863)"
763-6510or (863) 467-5261. "
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30
until 6:30 p.m. Learn Types and uses of film, speeds and technology
and how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic
through extensive. Registration is $20 and each class-is $10. Call
Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go
towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 241h Ave. This is a men's only meeting,
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863)
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For
information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, con-
tact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facili-
tator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to wel-
come all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who
are interested in working towards the betterment of our community.
For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.,
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-1191.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Alternative Lifestyle is meeting at the A.A. Clubhouse (Sobriety in
the Swamp), 50 U.S. 441 S.E., at the corner of U.S. 78 and U.S. 441.
For information, call (863) 763-5385.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at V.F.W.
Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are
invited. For information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who
are either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other
women's issues are also addressed. One support group is.held every
Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health Department
auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call Irene Luck at
(863) 763-0202. The other support group is held on each Thursday at
6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For
information, call Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.

Public issues forums
Join the discussion of important issues at Topics include:
* Belle Glade/South Bay issues:
*Clewiston issues:
* Hendry County issues:
* Moore Haven/Glades issues:
*Okeechobee city/county issues:
* Pahokee issues:
Go to, click on your community and then on "community
forums and links."

Mr. Burns of Johnson County is a
very avid supporter and member
of the Sons of Confederate Veter-
ans. It is individuals such as this
that keep the memories of our
confederate past from being total-
ly obliterated.
I also visited the home of Gen-
eral Robert Toombs in Washing-
ton, Ga. It was a trip back in time
and a history lesson in itself.
Take the time and make the
trip, take a young person with you
so they may learn of this neglect-
ed era. Who knows when some
bureaucrats will decide to close

the sights and no longer allow
access to these beautiful and his-
torical mansions.
The words of Alexander
Stephans speak for the character
of those who wore the uniform of
gray and were labeled "a rebel."
The following is a quote from
Georgia's one time governor and
vice president: "I am afraid of
nothing on earth, or above the
earth, except to do wrong the
path of duty I shall ever endeavor
to travel, fearing no evil or dread-
ing no consequence." Alexan-
der Stephans.

Community Events

Water Fest is this weekend
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 Man-
agement District (SFWMD), Okee-Tantie Marina and Campground
and the Okeechobee County Tourist Development Council (TDC).
Planned activities will include a two-day bass tournament, Earthman
and The Planet Earth Project H2o Concert Tour, historical demon-
strations, 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 Sunday,
April 1 and 2. Saturday's events will be held from II 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. Following the services there will be din-
ner on the grounds as well as more gospel music and messages
from local ministers. Everyone is welcome. Attendees should bring a
lawn chair and a covered dish. For information, call Sandy at (863)
357-2164 or Judy at (863) 357-1581.
Library hosts special history exhibit
The Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., will host a
public forum to accompany the exhibit "Catfish, Moonshine and
Cattle on the Peavine: Surviving on Florida's Last Frontier" Mon-
day, April 3, at 7 p.m. Guest speakers will include William Hendry
talking about the history of the catfishing industry; Sonny
Williamson discussing the cattle industry; Betty Williamson
speaking on domestic life on Florida's lasi frontier; and two repre-
sentatives from the Kissimmee Prairie Preserve, Evan Hall and
Paul Miller discussing the history and ecology of the Preserve. This'
program is sponsored by the Florida Humanities Council. The
exhibit will run through April 15.
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. ParrotAve. For information, call (863) 763-1811.
Annual speech contest is planned
The annual Okeechobee Soil and Water Conservation District
-Speaking Contest will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, at the Okee-
chobee/USDA Service Center on U.S. 98 North. The contest is open
to any student enrolled in grades six through 12 in Okeechobee
County. The topic is "Wise Use of Florida's Water Resources."
Speeches are to be six to eight minutes in duration. Time under or
over these limits will cost the contestant two points for each 15 sec-
onds or part thereof. Three independent judges will score contest-
ants on content, composition and delivery. Contestants 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 Okee-
chobee 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.
Poker tourney aids My Aunt's House
American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host a
fundraising Texas Hold 'Em poker tournament on Thursday, April 6.
Proceeds from the charity event will go to MyAunt's House. Check-in
time for players will be from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. The tournament will
begin at 7 p.m. The buy-in for players is $75. The winner will receive
$1,000. There will also be drawings for prizes throughout the
evening. Participants are also asked to bring a new pack of children's
socks, underwear or a pair of boys or girls jeans for the annual Back-
to-School drive for area children put on by MyAunt'sHouse. Seating
is limited. Entry checks should be made payable to My Aunt's House
- Texas Hold 'Em Tournament; and sent to P.O. Box 2066, Okee-
chobee, Fl., 34973. For information contact Cindy at (863) 634-0024,
or The Closet at (863) 634-2306.
Heart Gallery presentation planned
The Heart Gallery, a presentation of pictures of children that are
available for adoption, will be held Friday, April 7, from 5 until 7
p.m. at the Indian River Community College(IRCC) Dixon Hendry
Camps ,2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. Children's Home Society will pro-
vide a short program with co-chairs Dr. Fred Brown and Zella Kirk.
Snacks will be served.
Church plans Good Friday program
NewSt 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)
Eagles Club hosting benefit
The Eagles Club on U.S. 441 N. will host a benefit for Larry Shrad-
er 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 information, call
Steve Cates at (863) 634-2061.

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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Greatest President
Daniel 6:1-3
This past election year there
was been a lot of talk about
qualifications for president. If
the question was asked who
was the greatest president? A
number of answers could be
given to this question, depend-
ing on one's political persua-
Would it surprise you to
know that the Bible, in the King
James Version, gives us the
answer? In Daniel 6: 1-3 we
learn that Daniel was the great-
est of the three presidents in
Darius' kingdom.
I admit this is trick question.
When we think of a president,
we think an elected official the
head of the executive branch of
our country's government.
Daniel was an appointed official
in a monarchy something alto-
gether different.
S- However, there is no doubt
he was great man. It is always
- good to study the lives of great
men to see what makes then
One of the reasons Daniel
was the greatest president was
that he refused to compromise
his religious convictions (1:8).
They changed his name, but
they could not change his
Honor to eat the same food as
the king. Nevertheless, Jewish
dietary laws forbid him to do so.
We should always stand firm
and not compromise our reli-
gious convictions iri order to do
What is pleasing, popular, or
politically correct.
Providers Daniel also sought wisdom
from the Lord (2:13-18). He
went to the right place because

Religion Briefs

*, Church offering
S" special Easter eggs
Church of God of Prophecy.
-_ ~102 N.W. 10th St., will be taking
orders for their annual chocolate
-" peanut butter eggs for Easter. Call
S .. - g(863) 763-4654 to place your

Church offers
ti-" program for families
SThe -First -lnited Methodist
-i Chui ch, 21.11 N.W. Second St. vvill
S -_ hold classes on Tuesday morn-
*. .. -ings from 10 until 11:30 a.m. for
p.. parents and pre-school children.
The curriculum %\ill explore
_ --- __ God's word through activity cen-
ters. There will also be a special
S- class for parents. For information
or to register, call Angela at (863)
S -.- 763-4021.

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Church offering

study sessions
- The First United Methodist
._ Church, 200 N.W. Second St., is
., offering a short term study pro-
gram. The Forty-Sixty is based on
Discipleship Resources literature
by Richard' H. Gentzler, Jr. and
Craig Kqnnet Miller. The study will
9 take place each Tuesday from
6:45 until 7:45 p.m. at the church.
The study is open to everyone,
and will be led by Rev. Bruce
*Simpson and Rev. Jim Dawson.
-For information, or to register, call
"_ (863) 763-4021.

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

Fort Drum Day
is this weekend
The Fort Drum Community
Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., will
host the 14th annual Fort Drum
Day Celebration on Saturday and
Sunday, April 1 and 2. Saturday's
events will be held from 11 a.m.
until 4 p.m. and will include
games and prizes for youth, a pig
roast and a baking contest. There

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will also be several musical
groups and gospel singers provid-
ing the entertainment. Sunday
events will begin with a church
service at 10:30 a.m. with Rev-
erend Fred Hodges. Also featured
will be Reverend Joe Bishop and
gospel groups The Gulf State
Quartet and the Celebration
Singers. Following the services
there will be dinner on the
grounds as well as more gospel
music and messages from local
niriisleis. Everyone' is welcome.
Attendees should bring a: lawn
chair and a covered dish.oFor
information, call Sandy at (863)
357-2164 or Judy at (863) 357-
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 informa-
tion, 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
Easter sunrise
services planned
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 lim-
ited, 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.

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James tells us that if anyone asks
wisdom, he should ask God.
Proverbs 2:6 tells us the Lord
gives wisdom. One of Israel's
greatest kings and wisest lead-
ers, Solomon realized the impor-
tance of asking God for wisdom.
Another reason Daniel was
the greatest president was that he
realized there is power in group
prayer (2:17-18). James tells us to
call the elders of the church to
pray over the sick. We pray for
one another at our Wednesday
night prayer meetings.
Daniel was a great president
because he gave God the glory.
(2:27-28) He realized where his
power came from. It is a spiritu-
al principal that if you honor
God, He will honor you.
This is exactly what hap-
pened to Daniel and it can hap-
pen to you.
.Daniel believed in having
compassion for the poor (4:27).
Remember some of us are better
off than we once were. We
should remember those less for-
tunate. If we love God, we will
demonstrate that love by loving
our fellow man and wanting to
meet his physical needs. The
love of God in our hearts should
be translated into loving deeds,
not pious expressions.
Daniel was courageous (5:22-
23.) He spoke boldly the truth
regardless of the consequences.
He dared to speak up and tell
that king that he was wrong. If
we speak up boldly 'proclaiming
the truth, God is going to provide
for us. We should never be
afraid to speak against evil and
injustice. It has been said that all
that is necessary to evil to flour-
ish is for good men to do noth-
Daniel was the greatest presi-
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against him. He was a man who
lived his conviction in a strange
land. He did not cave in to peer
Even though'it was against
the king's command, Daniel
prayed openly for all to see (6:
10). Many eyes were upon him
for he was an important man.
He could do nothing in secret.
He did not leave the city. His
house became a house of
prayer. Every house should be a
house of prayer.
He had a regular time of,
prayer. Do you have a regular
time of prayer? That's one, of the
things that made Daniel the
greatest president.
Daniel was great because he
revered God's law above man's
law (6:33). As Peter said in Acts
6:29:"We ought to obey God
rather than man." Daniel had his
priorities right. He knew the king
only ruled as God allowed him
to reign. There is a Higher
His enemies were exasperat-
ed because all Daniel's earthly
goods came from the king.
Daniel was of a conquered
race, yet he openly defied the
king. Here again he was not
doing what might be easy or
popular but what is right.
He had a lifestyle that caused
others to respect his God (6:16).
The king knew of Daniel's faith.
Daniel lived his faith openly. He
was not a closet Christian. The

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king had seen Daniel's lifestyle
and Daniel's refusal to compro-
mise his religious beliefs. The
king respected the power of
Daniel's God..
Daniel studied God's Word
(9:2) The Word of God gave
Daniel hope for the future,
because he saw how things
would turn out in the end.
We would do well to follow
Daniel's example and conduct
an organized study of the Bible,
the Book of Life.
Daniel was the greatest presi-
dent because he had self-con-
trol. (10:2-3) He was mourning
for the sins of the people and his
own sins after seeing the vision
referred to in verse 1 of chapter
10. He had the self-control to
'deny himself and do what he
believed to be right.
Daniel had sorrow for his sins
(9:3-6) He also confesses the
sins of his people and pleaded
with God for them. We need to
be aware of our.sins and ask for-
Daniel was the greatest presi-
dent because he refused to com-
promise, sought wisdom from
God; realized the power, of
group prayer gave God the glory,
had compassion for the poor. He
was courageous. He led a fault-
less life before others. He prayed
openly for all to see. He revered-
God's law above man's law. He
had a lifestyle that caused others
to respect his God. He studied
the Word of God. He had self-
control. He has sorrow for sin.
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Barbara Ash 634-3652 Sheryl Byrd 634-3572 Dale Ann Watford 634-7311 Barbara McClellan 634-7547
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Beautiful 4.95 acres bordered by natural creek
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Attached screen room and boathouse for 2 wall, 8x10 storage bldg.,10x20 screened porch, separate utility room, all appliances stay! 30x10
boats. Property was recently appraised and open vaulted living area. Also, 12x40 attached wood deck on front. Detached carport and CBS
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with stainless steel refrigerator, lift. Pontoon Boat included. Located
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Asking $199599. covered boat dock. Enjoy the back
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them together. Good for a young space. Enjoy the peace and quite
family or Investor. Call today! Lakeport has to offer. $120,000.

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Associates: W.S. "Bill" Keene Sr. 634-6797 John Pell 357-8769
Lori Mixon 634-1457 Sharon Johnson 634-6241 Jeri Wilson 634-60565
Mark Goodbread 634-6999 Sheryl Coonfare 634-1343 Ron Staley 697-6221
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PALM VILLAGE RANCH Beauliful and Brand
NEW! 1350 SF 3/2, crown molding, charming
details, in over 55 community. Club house,
pool, social activities. Reduced $119,000 for
immediate sale. #221B. Call Lori 634-1457.

3/2 DWMH wilh vaulted ceilings. enclosed
family room, and a kitchen with lots of storage.
Has NEW roof in 2004 and stucco skirting.
Large lot and sewer was hooked up last year.
$155,000. Call Jeri at 863-634-6056. #200

CWUCOIIY l OLVtIrtSi I [i11 acire. S --
Mediterranian 3/4 bd-3 ba-2 garage. 30x40x15 "
metal bldg, 15 panel round pen, 100x230
arena, dog kennels, pole barn. Courtyard,
arches, wrought iron detail, 2 A/C, SecSys, DOLLHOUSE DWMH. 3/3, screen porch,
NEW water sys, Pecky cyprus beams, old garage/workshop, cypress deck, new carpet.
world brick fireplace. MEMORABLE! Make sweet memories. #210D. $106,000. Call
$498,000. #207C. Call Lori 863-634-1457. Lori 634-1457.

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SWMH, 10x20 enc.porch, 12x20 wkshop,
carport, seawall, dock, boatlift, fruit trees. This
one has it all! #219 $179,000 UNDER
Appraisal. Call Lori 634-1457.

This ;s a very nice mo.le home with fireplace
Ig. master bedroom &' bah. Large -screened
porch and on a beautiful lot with Cypress and:
fruit trees. Call Bill 634-6797.

rooms, 2 bath and open floor plan w/fireplace.
Large kitchen w/eat-in area 2 car garage and a
2 car detached garage w/ 3 doors. Property
has 2 plus acres on canal. Whirlpool tub, tile
throughout, vault. Call Shraon 634-6241

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concrete walls, 2/2, spacious master suite,
sprinklers. 10x27 screen room overlooking com-
munity lake Over 55 Community, club house.
Pool, activities. $169,900 4229 Call L.on 634-

Don Renfranz, Inc.'s
Taylor Creek Real Estate
Don Renfranz- 863467-2930 or 863-6344596 1881 U.S. Highway 441 S.E. Okeechobee, FL 34974
Jerry Patent- 863-763-1616 or 863-610-7006
Vi & Peny Green 8630467-6516 or 863--0962 Phone: (863)763-7312 Fax (863)763-7317

home, 162 f waierfronI seawall. boalrouse.
workshop, fruit trees, garden, deck, screen
porch, beautiful landscaping in every
detail.Bimini shutters-CHARMING! #203C
$259,000 Call Lori 634-1457.

LOTS measuring 75x125 each and
at $40,000 each. $40,000 each
128B Call Jeri at 863-634-6056

ac and 1.73 ac = 5.5 ac. Can be split
if sold simultaneously. Older MH
has been removed. Well and septic
remain. Both parcels located on
culdesac. Beautiful Oaks.
$239,000/5.5 ac. #101A. Call Lori

front homesite on 29th St. Older MH
w/additions. Renovation possibilities
galore! Deep canal near creek. A
honey of a buy! REDUCED
$114,900! #208. Call Lori 634-1457.

* BASSINGER AREA 1.82 acre.
homesite on corner. Many Beautiful
trees.Well, culvert. Located on cor-
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$75,000. Call Lori 634-1457.

Bassinger area. Great pasture and
some trees Asking $400,000.
#221 C.

* VIKING AREA, 5 acres fenced
with culveiI'ai~d gate beautiful oak
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#90522 Waterfront 3/2 nicely landscaped DWMH in Taylor Creek Isles.
Boathouse w/lift, additional dock w/covered fish cleaning station & a sep-
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water. Eat-in kitchen, sep. dining room, skylights, walk-in closets, garden
tub in master w/sep. walk-in double shower. Must see! $225,000. Call
#90043 Waterfront 2/2 well maintained DWMH in Taylor Creek Isles one
lot off Taylor Creek on cul-de-sac. Wood laminate flooring in kitchen & din-
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Reduced to $225,000. Call Craig.
#90042 Waterfront 3/2 SWMH in Taylor Creek Isles one lot off Taylor Creek
cul-de-sac. Home has two boathouses w/lifts in each. Also has nice Fla.
room w/attached laundry room. Reduced to $199,000. Call Linda.
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trees and pine trees give the sense of privacy and being out in the country
with all the convenience of being close to everything. $64,000. Call Craig.

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ing doublewide or house! Nice blend of land types and trees! Ft. Drum area
easy to get to from Hwy. 441 N. $105,000!
* #892014+ ACRES WITH HWY. 78 WEST FRONTAGE! Zoned AC, most-
ly cleared! POTENTI.IL AT $450,000.
gone ribnclearing ipenses! Brand new seawall! Dock with existing hoist!
Conforming new doublewide or house OK! Existing water account included!

?rerred ?roperties
Of Okeechobee Realty, Inc.
Kathy Godwin Lic. R.E. Broker
3126 Highway 441 S. 863-763-8222


EST LOCATION! You've always heard, line actually goes into the canal! Dock,
"Buy the least expensive property in the really cute 2 bdrm mobile with patios
best location"! NOW is your chance! overlooking the water! Super nice little
West. 1987 2/2 on treed corner lot at 4401 boathouse! Easy access to.Hwy 78! Sharp
SE 27th St.! Asking $119,0001 LOOK! interiors-a pleasure to show! $150,0001

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takes place. High volume north/south traffic through the city provides an avenue for addi-
tional customers along with regular and seasonal clientele. Check out the amenities: all fur-
niture & equipment included; approx. seating for 144+/-; 4000+/- SF under roof 3496+/-
under heat/air; city water & sewer; Ig. kitchen area; service area; salad bar; 2 restrooms;
office space; storage space; off road, paved parking with room for expansion. All showings
shall appointment only and MUST be accompanied by a representing realtor.

FIND 2/2's IN ANCIENT OAKS! The Heartland 1994 1/1 Park model with
addition provides the extra space needed! enclosed porch addition is nice walk from
Furnished, carport, nice palms provide community pool & clubhouse!
shade! Enjoy the Ancient Oaks pool & hot Furnished, recently up-graded roof, car-
tub, boat-ramp & docks with Lake-access! port-and you get your own deed! HOT
Furnished and ready to enjoy! $105,000! SPOT AT $99,500 !

3/2 DWMH overlooking captive lake located in Taylor Creek Isles. Master
bath has whirlpool garden tub and separate shower, large.converted back
porch. Furnishings are less than 2 yrs. old, full list is on file. (#90192)
Mose B. Joiner Licensed Real Estate Broker

Lots of room in.this 4Bed/2Ba modular home
on 1/3 of an acre lot in the city! Huge detached
carport, security system, hurricane awnings,
appliances stay, too much to list! A must see!
Asking $225,000

FULL SERVICE REALTOR Patricia Louise Goolsby Hazellief & Prevatt
4251 Hwy. 441 S. Uc. R.E.Broker Realty Inc
S763-6068* Cell 634-5588 RealtyInc
863-634-5588 6'0, elly L 6ancaster : :,,: 1200 S. Parrott 763-2104
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square feet of living space, formal living room, eat covered boat dock w/elec. lift & boatramp, shed & 3/4" plywood floors, partial new roof in 2005, fire- East side of town 3/2 DWMH needs TLC. Large
in kitchen with island, pool, home office and more. osmosis sys., sprinkler & security sys, storm shutters, place, covered boat sup. w/elec. lift, porches & con- screen porch overlooks captured water. Call Pat
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Lake access waterfront DWMH, 3Bd/2Ba, family room, Community. Home has all the features you Ig. carport, patio, fully furnished. New tile in kitchen, details, 634-5588.
screened porch, sep. dining room, sep. living room, car- expect. Refreshing tile foyer, carpet bedrooms, hallway & bath, new paint interior/exterior, new RIVER OAK ACRES: Very rare airstrip vacant lot in upscale
port (2 car), 2 sheds, seawall, back (chain link fence). light interior/high ceilings. Master Suite w/lux- berber carpet, new deco. blinds in Fla. room. Curb neighborhood. Beautifulcleared lot. Oaktrees, High & dry. Build
(#89925) urious BA, French doors to Ig FL rm. (#90989) appeal. (#90433) your dream home and airplane hanger. Location, location for fly-
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Lake access waterfront, very unique home round Furn. 1998 Fleetwood DWMH, 3Bd/2.5Ba, 6 acres (Ag 2001 DWMH, 3Bd/2Ba, carport, Fla. room, break- *Large lotindcity,zoned multi-family/residential.Greatlocation.
house 3Bd/lBa, LR, kitchen, utility rm, screened zoned), fenced, pole bam/22, Wooley shed, utility bldg. fast room, furnished. Storage area, sprinkler sys- Call Pat 863-634-5588.
pool with patio for entertaining. Large building on w/bath & 220 elect/laundry, 1988 Bomber Bass boat, 1990 tem. RV hook-up on property. Sprinkler syst. with 24 +/- acres with large modem CBS home & new DWMH plus
rear could be finished for family rm or bath house for Dodge Van. Property grounds cleared foot paths. Palms, pump from lake. Home like new. Easy to show. various outbuildings. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
pool. Mature trees. (#91109) oaks, pines. Kiss. River boat ramp within sight (#90594) Call Kathy 634-8676. 50 acres cleared. Call Pat 634-5588.
NOTE: These offerings are subject to errors, omissions or withdrawal without notice. Information believed accurate but not guaranteed.

1007-M: Doublewide 2Bd/2Ba on a nice
fenced lot. New roof, large shed, work-
shop. That's not all it also comes with a
new riding lawnmower. What a deal!
to lileas'l

5002-M: Nice mobile home on 1/2 acre.
Could even be a 5Bd. due to the size of
the master bedroom. Formal living room
and family room with fireplace. This one
is worth a look! (#90381)

l15-l-H: CLIS hmec on 3 ler.cid lolt S-Teenvd prolI
w/new liner, new A/C unit with a UV light which
filters the air and reduces mold build-up. Sprinkler
system, shed, family room, complete RV hook tele-
phone, TV, new roof, sauna on the back porch and
ir' hi die-ict. r'0Wl)

5008-M: 2Bd/2Ba split plan CBS home with
extra mobile home. Fenced yard, trees, porch
and shed. MH is also a 2/2 split plan. Call the
office for more info on this unique property.

* 20+1- ACRES: Okeechobee Osceola County line. (#90886)
* 10+1- ACRES: Sherman Wood Ranches. (#90859)
* 5.32+/- ACRES: Country Hills Ranches. (#89766)
* LAND AVAILABLE: R-Bar Estates, Dark Hammock, Sunset Strip Airpark,
Basswood, Treasure Island and Viking.





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Child Find "
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child
Find helps find and identify chil-
dren up to 21 years of age who
may need special education serv-
ices. The primary focus is on 3-
and 4-year-old children not yet in a
school setting. Child Find provides _ *
free screenings on speech and lan-
guage, development, vision, and
hearing. For information, contact
Debbie Wagner at (800) 358-8525. 4

Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
Hospice of Okeechobee, Inc.
has volunteer opportunities avail-
able in Okeechobee assisting the
patient care and administrative
teams to provide Hospice services
to Okeechobee area residents.
Permanent and part-time volun-
teers provide direct patient sup-
port services such as companion-
ship, telephone contacts, letter
reading, main caregiver relief and
other non-medical assistance.
They also assist Hospice in fund
raising, clerical and office support.
Age is not a barrier. For informa-
tion, visit Hospice of Okeechobee
at 411 S.E. Fourth St., Okee-
chobee, 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 safe-
ty 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
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Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is wel- *
come to stop by the post and pick
out what they need. There is no
charge and anyone is welcome.
This is not restricted to veterans.
Call the Post at (863) 763-2950.

Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a dif-
ference in the lives of others?
Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary has
many opportunities of service for
adults seeking volunteer work.
Volunteer as little as four hours a
week or as many as 20 hours.
Morning or afternoon shifts are
available. Many opportunities
currently exist and new pro-
grams to begin soon. Please con-
tact the lobby desk at Raulerson
Hospital for a Volunteer Applica-
tion. For information, call (863)
763-2151, ext. 3312. The hospi-
tal's Volunteen Program (ages
14-17) begins in June.
Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center, 14895 N.W. 30th Ter-
race, is seeking paper towels, old
large towels, blankets, old ken-
nels, a push lawnmower, garden-
ing utensils and laundry detergent.
Anyone wishing to donate any of
the above items is asked to call
(863) 763-4630.
Rescue accepts
unwanted horses
Horse Heaven Rescue in St.
Lucie County takes in all unwant-
ed horses. If you can't keep
them, donate them by calling
(772) 467-0400. For information,
ask for Karen.
You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for
their children, the question is
whose children are these? The
answer is they belong to all of us.
You can help abused and neglect-
ed children by donating your
operational car, boat, truck or
other vehicle to Kids In Distress
by calling (954) 390-7620. Kids In
Distress is a community-support-
ed agency dedicated to the care,
treatment and prevention of child
abuse and neglect. They have
locations in Broward and Palm
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Mechanical Winch, found cor-
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identify. (863)763-2692

LOST Chihuahua, REWARD,
black and tan, may have a
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Needed Full Time or Part Time.
Call 863-467-6377
Experienced MatureTeachers
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & P/T positions
avail., Great pay, working envi-
ronment & benefits
Full Time Concrete Leader,
Driver License Required,
$75,000 + income per year.
Call (863)763-6376

General repairs for farm equip.
including heavy equip. Exp
with tools, Valid drivers li-
cense. Drug Free Work
Place. (863)634-9446
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.
JANITORIAL 5 days/week
(40 hrs). Bkgrd ck, drug free
workplace. (863)467-6677 -
speak to Homer or Vivian.
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips
Part time & full time.

Help needed, Please mail
Resume to: 304 NE 19th Dr,
Okeechobee FL 34972
Needed CDL Class A Driver
For Equipment Hauling.
Other Duties Required.
Good Benefit Package, 401 K
Apply in Person:
Everglades Farm
Equipment Co., Inc.
820 Highway 98 North
Okeechobee, FL
Must have experience in
Quickbooks and Microsoft
office. Fax resume
863-357-0006 or call
$16.46 $22.97/hr, Now Hir-
ing. For application & free
government job info., call
American Assoc. of Labor
1-913-599-8226, 24hr.
emp. serv.
Class A CDL. For Wrecker &
Low Boy Semi's. Apply atBMJ
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Entegra Roof Tile Corporation Okeechobee
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Entegra Roof Tile Corp Okeechobee
1289 NE 9th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Fax (863)467-0045
Or call the plant office at (863)467-0042,
press 1 to reach our job line.
Applications can be picked up or dropped off from
9:00 am to 11:00 am on Mondays, Wednesdays
or Friday at the plant office or printed from our
website at We look forward to
headng from you.

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
Mechanic Helpers
Fork Lift Drivers
Yard Workers
Tile Stackers
Truck Drivers
If you are safety conscious, drug free and looking
for a job that will recognize and reward your
capability, please send your resume/application
via mail, fax or e-mail to:

Entegra Roof Tile Corp Okeechobee
1289 NE 9th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Fax (863)467-0045
Or call the plant office at (863)467-0042,
press 1 to reach our job line.
Applications can be picked up or dropped off from
9:00 am to 11:00 am on Mondays, Wednesdays
or Friday at the plant office or printed from our
website at We look forward to
hearing from you.
"Positions starting at $9.00 per hour
plus! No Experience required
We are now staffing tow truck operator and cashier
positions. Training will be provided for individuals
with a clean background and license.
We offer good pay, insurance, 401 K and gas
reimbursement. Raises and advancement
opportunities exist for good people.
Become a part of the Turnpike Team.
Apply at Ft. Drum Citgo mm
184 Fl. Turnpike

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442











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

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

Praxair, A World Leader in
Industrial Gases is now
hiring for various positions
in our fill plant facility.
Exc. healthcare benefits,
matching 401K retirement
& profit sharing (paid
quarterly), must be able to
pass background check.
Please apply in person at
2534 NW 16th Blvd., Okee.
No phone calls please.

Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sell-
big them in the classi-

Okeechobee County Health Department
Currently has an opening for a Health Educator.
View the job announcement and apply online
For assistance with the People First website, you may contact
the applicant customer service at 1-877-562-7287,
TTY users call 1-866-221-0268,
Job closing date is close of business April 2, 2006
EEO/AAP/VP Employer

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

Apply at
Big Lake Home Health
or fax resume to


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered4 15
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

O'Connell Construction
License #CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over

*Seamless Aluminum
Llc.# OCSL2732-01

Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698

Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659
room, $175.
13,000 BTU. Brand new
$500 (514)710-0094 be-
tween 5pm-9pm

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
Antique, 3/4. $50.
Wood Burning Cook Stove,
antique, exc. cond., $300.

DISHWASHER-top of the line
Haier, portable, RV size,
18"W, used less than 10
times, $250 (502)644-2018
FREEZER, white,-small, chest
type. $99. (863)467-9363
GE, $50. (863)467-1120.
REFRIGERATOR, 18.8 cu. ft.,
Brand new, includes ice
maker, $500 or best offer
like new, 25 cu ft., ice, wa-
ter & filter, $350.
defrosting, for a camper, al-
most new, $100
(772)201-8932 OKEE
more, white, $150 for the
pair. (863)467-1120.
WASHER & DRYER- $100 For
both (863)675-3038
Stackable, heavy duty, good
working cond. $200

BICYCLE, Fold Up. $30
Roll, brand new, $400.

w/faucet. $30.
DOOR- Outside, Aluminum,
Glass. 32"x74", Fits Mobil
Homes $30..(863)357-6660
Leave message
MH STEPS (2) 35" Fiber
glass steps, w/3'x3' platform,-
metal handrails $600 or will
sep. (863)357-0615
SCREEN ROOM- permanent or
portable, 8x20, roof system,
28x8, 2 doors, exc cond.
$1800 (502)644-2018
SHELVES 5/4 solid oak, Rout-
ed edges. Finished. Steel
arms Worth $2000. Now
$500 (863)674-0429

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

Licensed & Insured
107 SW 2nd Street
License #765
SHUTTERS- 1-pr. 12"x24",
2-pr 12-.48', & 2-pr 14"x39"
All need to be painted. $25.
Will sep. (863)763-1997

STATIONS 2) Teak wood look.
Like new. & 10x2 Electric sign.
$2800 will sep. 561-792-3287

CARPET & PAD- brand new,
blue approx 12x13, $75
(772)201-8932 Okeechobee

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

WHEAT DISHES- Service for
8, Complete set incl. plat-
ters etc. Like new. $750.

GOWNS (3) Formal, From Da-
vid's Bridal. New, never
worn. All size 20. $300 for
all, will sep. (863)697-2813

COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
CARDS(3-400 Racing &
Comic. late 8Ds early 90s
Exc. cond. $400 neg.
Stadium Club '92 & '06, Topps
Series I Baseball Cards, card
$750 (863)467-1484

Trio/Photo, Lexmark P3150,
4 photo card slots, new car-
tridges $75 (863)357-1082

Meica 20

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

Fixed Wing Ultra Light Air-
Plane, partly finished, $1800
or best offer. (906)281-2127
NITROGEN, 3 Large Cylin-
ders $150 (863)467-2267
For sale Household items,
tools, sporting goods, furni-
ture & appliances Call Paul
Like new,
RELAX & ENJOY, the outdoors
in this 2 seated swing $100.

Medca 010

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

Win XP + lots of programs
& games. $175.
LAPTOP Windows XR lots of
software, internet ready, 1.5
gig, 2 months old, $950 firm
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-0257

ARMOIRE: Pine. New, in box.
63"x36". Drawers, shelves &
closet. Cost $575. Now $400.
Bureau- Dresser Double, very
good cond. $80 or best offer
CEDAR CHEST: New, in box.
36"x20". Cost $250, Selling for
$150. 863-467-7996 or
good shape. $100
lighted. $150.
BLES, off white, w/cherry
wood tops & glass inserts,
$50. (863)763-8146
tiful, cherry wood, must see,
$2500 or best of-
COUCH, blue & mauve, pillow-
top ends, $300.
(863)763-3982 Iv. msg.
DAY BED- light pine $150
DINETTE SET, wood, with for-
mica top & 4 captain's
chairs, green, $125.
DINING TABLE- Oval, 2-leaf's,
6-chairs w/cushions All hard
wood. Traditional style $300.
blond rattan, glass top, $275
DRESSER SET, 1 long w/mir-
ror, 1 narrow tall, 1 night
stand $60 (863)467-6984
Hutch style, white washed,
-$100. (863)467-9363
FOLDING TABLES (2) 3 Ft. x 8
Ft. $40 for both, will sep.
cel. cond. only $80 or best
offer (863)467-9877
QUEEN BED- light wood, Sea-
ly Post matt, dresser w/mir-
ror, chest, 2 nite stands
$1500 (863)763-9410
RECLINER- olive green, like
new, asking $125 or best of-
fer (863)824-0739
SECTIONAL- 2 recliners, L
shaped, black w/pin strips:
Great cond., $750 or best of-
fer (863)634-2094
SOFA- full-size, Like new,
'Light blue, beige, white & grey
striped. Reduce to $225.
queen size, multi color fab-
ric, $100. (863)467-0487
TABLE wicker, glass top,
with 4 chairs. $35.
TABLE, w/butcher block top, 2
stools, w/white legs on table
& stools, $75 or best offer.
Twin Craftmatic Beds, (2), or
put together to make 1 queen
size, body massage, $500.

Wheeler, Lights, Horn, Mir-
rors,Charger, Blue. $850.

SHOTGUN, 12 gauge pump,
w/slug barrel, Westernfield,
$250 or trade for pistol.
SHOTGUN, New England fire-
arms, 20 gauge, breakopen,
exposed hammer, $100.

Dyme, like brand new, $150

WATER HEATER- 40 gal, 1 yr
old, $75. or best offer.

FLOOR LAMP- With matching
glass top coffee table $125.

PATIO SET- in good cond.
blue and white $50

Sonic Pride Mobility, elec lift,
$1200 or best offer

AMP & Drum & Bass ma-
chine, $525 will sell separate

BULL PUPS- $250 each,
Please call (863)634-0119
raised, $100 will sell separ-
ately. (863)763-2738
BIRDS- Aviary for small birds,
8x10, movable, 50 or more
birds, $1000 cash
2/6/06, 4 males, 3 females,
$125. (863)467-1574
DOG BOX (2) door, in good
shape. $300 or best offer
SEVERE MACAW- 6 mo old.
Hand fed & very loving. Incis
cage & 2 perches. $800. or
bpst offer. (863)357-1992
Makes great Foster Parent.
$20. (863)610-2126
ZEBRA FINCH: Adorable. $10.

SPA HOT TUB- Vita, 6 person,
works great $1200

With 2-4 speakers. $200.
SETTE- plays, records, syn-
chronized motors, new cond
$80 (863)675-2596
wks. Excellent condition $50.

does not work. $200.
TV, 13", Color & VCR Player.
Both are like brand new. $65
for both, will sep.

GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1 week, $500
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
tic, exc cond., half price, $17
cash (863)675-4970 leave
MIG WELDER, Hobart 175,
with cart, exc cond., $400.

VCR, DAEWOO like new $20

Trailer for 18' to 20' Pontoon
Boat. (863)763-8872
Small Garden Rototiller.
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,


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

CHEROKEE, 13 yr. reg. Spot-
ted Saddle horse. Nicely gait-
ed. Exp. rider. Needs good
home. $1500. (863)467-4049
SADDLES (3) Western, 2 Adult
& 1 Child. $650 for all or
best offer, will sep.

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Round, Blue, 8'x2'. Good
condition. $175


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

Cottage on the Kissimmee
River, 1BR/1BA, $700 mo.
1st, & last, util. & cable fur-
nished. 863-634-5864.

BHR, On Canal w/Lake ac-
cess. 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1100
mo. + sec. & ref's. 561-
718-1113 or 863-763-3631
CBS 2BR/2BA, on water w/
lake access, Irg. screen patios,
newly remodeled, non smok-
ing, no pets, $1250/mo, 1st &
sec. w/option to buy
Call Brandi at 863-261-2762
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, tile throughout,
$1295/mo, first & sec, No
pets (561)248-3888
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, No
pets, $1200 + sec dep, refs,
Basswood, New 3 BR, 2 BA
Bruised Credit Okay.
$3000 down. $1300 mo. with
$300 going toward down.
payment. Call 863-467-0128
Seminole Cove, 2br, 2ba,
55+ Community. For Rent
$800 mo. or For Sale $87,000.
neg. (863)357-2602
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

TENNESSEE, Studio Apt on
water Crossville TN near
Knoxville, $350 or best offer.
April 7-14. Good fishing
many amenities

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property lnspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

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

CBS, 3 Bdrm./1 Ba. New roof,
garage, large fenced in yard.
NW area. $155,000. For ap-
poinnment. (863)467-6984
CBS, 3 BR, 1 BA, w/Pool
Newly Remodeled. Too many
extra's to list. Must see inside.
$182,000. (863)697-8654
frame house w/pool, com-
pletely updated, new applianc-
es. Ready now! Lowered to
$155,000 Broker protected.
(772)597-6158 or
LAZY 7, CBS 3br, 2ba w/of-
fice, lyr old, 1 acre, Ceramic
tile. Price reduced $265,000.
863-634-6706 or 634-6545
New 3 BR, 2 Ba, on large lot.
Circular driveway. 2 car gar-
age. All appliances & new car-
pet. (863)467-5509

NW OKEE., Needs some re-
pairs. Additional lot at which
another house can be built.
Great Investment! Only
$260,000. Must See to Ap-
preciate (863)675-8603 or
673-3925. Day or night ask
for Dwight
Palm Village Ranch, 3/2,
55+, Royal Wall const, car-
port, storage shed, $265k.

40 ACRES- Near town, High
ground w/ road frontage &
electric available. Great buy
at $575,000. Call Tom
FOR SALE: 42 acres, $12,000
per acre. 1.5 mis. from hwy.
70. Approx. 26 ac. of creek &
16 ac. dry.(772)215-4630

Buildable Lot For Sale,
Vicking Estates, .38 acres,
high, dry, asking $45k
OKEE. BIKING 1.5 ac Near
paved Rd/Park. Trees, power,
uplands. Photos $49,900. Pat
at Coastal RIty (561)357-0554
OKEECHOBEE. 1.19 ac Locat-
ed 7 mi N of Okee. City. On
dead end black top road.
Many mature Oak trees.
Zoned for house or mobile
home. Not in Viking area.
$75,000 863-467-5867 or.

Mobile Homes

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

HWY 78 WEST- 2br 1ba Sin-
glewide incl. City Water 8
min, .$675. mo.
+ Sec. (561)346-4692
wide, 2br, 2.5ba, Fla rm,
screen porch, fully furn,
dock, lake access,
$1275/mo + 1st, Ist & sec

30x10 Fla Rm, fully furn, deck,
patio, beautiful gardens, Must
See! 157 Meadowlark RV
Park, Ortona, $12,000 or best
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.
1987, stove & refrigerator,
$3000 or make offer.
MOBILE HOME, '75, 12x50,
Handyman Special in River
Bend MHRneed approved by
park 50+ $500.
2BR/2BA Dbl. Wide., Okeecho-
bee. Nice lot Very clean. Own-
er financing. 863-467-1967


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

14' BOAT- unsinkable, fiber-
glass, fish finder, trir, used
twice, Call for information
AIR BOAT-12ft fiber glass,
everything, but prop & motor.
$750 or best offer
CANOE, 17 Ft., Fiberglass.
$50. Call 18631675-0369 af-
ter 5:15 pm or on weekends.
hp Suzuki 4 stroke. Lots of ex-
tra's & trailer. $6500. or best
offer. (863)634-2342
PONTOON, 24', 90hp John-
son, bimini top, no trailer,
ready to fish or cruise, $4000
or best offer. (863)634-3107
or (863)

PONTOON BOAT '89, 27', Fi-
berglass, 100 hp 0/B Mariner.
Wrap around seating w/cov-
ers. $2500.863-357-6901
SEA KAYAK- 17' Pdjon Kodiak,
red, with paddle, $535.
V-Hull 12ft, aluminum boat
w/trailer & 1948 Johnson
motor, motor needs Water
pump $600 (863)467-0436

ft. extension. $6000 invested.
Older. Some Hurricane Dam-
age. $2500. (863)675-6105

15hp, very clean, low hours
$450 or best offer
240 Ft., 3/8 Inch. $2400

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

HONDA 450 1982, Peanut
tank. Good starter bike Tran-
ny has overdrive. $900.
(863)675-0556 LaBelle.
CM400, '81, needs work,
brand new light & tire to be
put on $200. (863)983-7457
RM 125,b'0, FMF Shortie fac-
ing exhaust, race ready,
power band every gear,
$2000. (863)763-2730
Suzuki 06 Mudel $C 50 LOw
miles loaded w/extras $7200
Yamaha Roadstar 2005 -
Midnight Silverado, 1700cc,
hard bags, windshield, chrome
front end, white wall, back
rest, full wrnty, show room
cond. Must sell $9,500

new,-l10 hp, l.ii.. Jo-in Deire
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Never
ran. $900. (863)692-2229.

Honda Forman ATV, '00, 4x4,
wrecked, for parts or can be
repaired, 400 hrs., $1800.
(863)634-3350 Iv. msg.


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

provide vocational training
for someone in a recovery.
program or transportation for
a single parent family.
Buick Skylark Limited 1997-
4dr sedan/6cyl, excel cond.
can be financed, $4100
needs transmission, $250.
CHEVY CAMARO :-28 1982.
ruin., grejl' MuI i:'ell $1200
or best offer 863-697-9598
needs front & rear bumper
$800 (863)612-5255
good, Needs brakes. $1000.
or tI erlttrr |86.i763-2307
Honda Accord LXI '87- 2 dr.
hatch, 4 cyl., manual, $1200
863-467-5401 .or
HONDA CIVIC 1992, 4 Dr., 5
spd. manual. Good. condi-
tion. A/C. Runs great. $2500
Mitsubishi Gallant ES, '95, 4
dr., 4 :yl.. aulo, cold a/c,
runs & drive new, $2500 or
best offer. (772)461-3276
.So,:,me Iro ernal djmage
runi gre3' l .$500.
k'863)261.ll 17

Don't Miss
This One
MUSTANG '02- V6, ulu,, iPVW,
PL, white w/tan inter. 39K
mi, exc cond., $9200
(302)245-0401 Dover
SATURN SC2, 1995 5 spd:,
2 dr., white, nice shape, a/c
blows cold, $1400/best of-
fer. Call Rob, 863-634-7299.

Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible/Truck. Please call

BRONCO, 4x4, 1978, orig.
owner, $2495
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
Chevy Blazer, '94, 4x4, 4 dr.,
w/very low miles & impec-
cably maintained, $4200.
(863)228-3087 or e-mail

CLUB CAR, '03, new condi-
tion, windshield, curtains,
rins $2500 186)3697-.1 0
of t863)763-2063
EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good baft & charger
$750 (863)697-1350 or
GOLF CART- 1987 Gas Yama-
ha G1, 2 cycle, needs minor
elec work. Asking $400
GOLF CART- 1999 Club car,
S as, re ,:,nailicioned 1995,
1995.(863l67.5- 14'2
GOLF CART., '99 Club Car, Gas
powered. Aluminum box.
$1500. (772)332-6623
GOLF CART- Club car, green,
electric, with charger,
$1295 1863)675-1472.

shape. Purchased in '04,
used 1 time. $iS00

Okeechobee Utility Authority will temporarily change its method of chlorinating
potable water to insure the future safety our drinking water. The water users
may notice an unusual chlorine taste or odor in their tap water after April 3,2006.
These conditions will last until the end of the month of April 2006.
These temporary conditions will not be harmful to your health; however, if you are
on kidney dialysis, you should consult your physician for special instructions con-
coming this matter. If you have tropical fish or aquatic animals, you should con-
tact you local tropical fish store for advice and take appropriate action to insure
that you have properly treated the water before adding itto your aquarium.
The hydrant flushing during this period may cause the water to become cloudy and
discolored. This is a temporary condition and should not last more than a few
We sincerely regret any inconvenience you may experience during this time. Please
keep In mind that this is necessary to provide safe water for the customers of
Okeechobee Utility Authority.
n .],r...ji ,,,l:. T..i .:i', ,' .' -.. (:.,, act Roy Reno at 763-3239. We regret any
,,:., ... itr,.,Iir,,. ,Ty ,. ,,u THANKYOU FOR YOURCOOPERATION.
124981 ON 3/31; 4/1,2/06

Glasstek Topper, w/sliding
glass window on front and
sides fits, 8ft bed on Ford
truck $300 (863)697-8906
GMC Sonoma, lots of parts
$400 or best offer
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
SUPERCHIP- For 6.0 Ford Die-
sel Truck, '04-'05. Asking
$350. or best offer.
(863)634-3296 Cody
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.
TIRES- (4), 250 99 & up Ford
8 lug, 16", Alum. rims w/Ctr.
,covers Exc. cond. $150. or
best offer. (863)763-6216
TIRES, Cooper Discoverer, A-
T, 315-75-R16, 95% tread,
$350. (863)634-3251
7004R. $300 or best offer
Cail 1863i-16 .885

'Diesel. Very good condition.
$1350 (863)357-7214 after
DODGE RAM 250, '90- runs
good, new parts, fiberglass
work body w/ladder rack.
1.600 86h3i,55-0030.

FORD F150- '78, Slant 6, Re-
built Trans & Motor. Needs
TLC $400. or best offer.
GMC 70 TRUCKS 1985 &
1986. $4500 each or both for
$8000. neg. (239)657-2114
or (239)-229-5796
TONNEAU COVER- Fiberglass,
For full size truck $600 or
best offer. (863)357-2111 or

closed w/ramp door. Like
new. $1800 (863)763-4982
Mounted on single axle.
Manual engine hoist, 2 5/16
ball. $1000. (863)697-9704
Very good shape, $375.

CHEVY- 3/4 Ton Van '88, 7
passenger, good tires, rides
good on hwy, $850
CHEVY '92 BOX VAN- 6.2 die-
sel, 5spd, runs, needs some
cosmetic work, $1600
DODGE CARAVAN, '05, less
than 7k mi., exc. cond., ask-
ing $15,000.863-697-8106
DODGE RAM '89, 250, Con-
version Van High top, $6000
firm (863)763-0214 or
697-0317 '
4dr, seats 8, everything runs
& looks good new tires,
$3000 (863)357-2346

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) Scholar-
ship on Saturday, April 15, from 3 until 10 p.m.: Activities will include a
barbecue, an Easter egg hunt on horseback, a regular Easter egg hunt forr
small children, relay races both on and off horseback, pony rides, a Chi-
nese auction and a horseshoe tournament. There will also be live enter-
tainment. The events are open to the public. Those bringing horses must
show negative Coggins. Those who plan to bring horses are asked to call
in advance, so'plans can be made to accommodate the number of hors-
es participating. 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
throughApril 17 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the American Legion Post
#62, 501 S.E. Second St. This service is a free, volunteer run, tax counsel-
ing 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, inter-
est, 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 infor-
mation, 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 Universi-
ty of Florida/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center (IRREC) at
2199 South Rock Road in Fort Pierce. The event is being held because
IRREC has launched a new bachelor's degree program in environmental
management and enrollment is increasing greatly. For information, con-
tact Kim Wilson by calling (772) 468-3922; ext. 126; or, by e-mail at kswil-

Driver safety course planned
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, April 22, and Satur-
day, 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 seniors 55 and over are invited. Consult your
auto insurance agent for your three-year discount upon class completion.
For information, contact the instructor, Mrs. Bryan, at (863) 763-0351.
The cost of the class is $10, and must be paid by check only.

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

Free memory loss screenings offered
The Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E. Park St., will host free memo-
ry loss screenings on Friday, April 28, from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m..
Appointments are needed for the screenings, and the screenings are
open to any age group. The screening will be completed by the St. Mary's
memory disorder staff and immediate results will be given. For informa-
tion, call Donna True at (800) 861-7826 ext. 1 or (772) 285-6291.

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.

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.

Church offering special Easter eggs
Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th St., will be taking orders for
their annual chocolate peanut butter eggs for Easter. Call (863) 763-4654
to place your order.

Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion for
October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members. Please
send information via e-mail to:

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service Center, 1019 W.South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors at
the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and
gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would like to
expand its activities to groups that would like to play board games,
card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has any ideas, contact
Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come
down and talk to us. Activities are held from 11 -31 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.

Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited edi-
tion 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on brass
and includes a numbered certificate and historical information. Each
ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will go to
the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863) 763-2829;
Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple; (863) 467-2487; Mari-
on Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.
Martha's House office has moved
Martha's House Administrative and Outreach Office have moved to
their new location at 103 N.W Fifth St., Suites 4 and 5, next door to the
Medicine Shoppe.

CAP looking for senior members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Aux-
iliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and cadets
are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18
are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and
provide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil
Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet pro-.
grams. Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish
these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior
member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Opera-
tions Center, (863) 763-3212.

Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okeechobee
High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
OHS 97

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

Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop
them off at their administrative office at 4134 U.S. 441 N.

Help with Medicare Part D offered
Free help with Medicare Part D will be offered at the Okeechobee
County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., on Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 5 until 7 p.m. Volunteers will be available to assist Medicare recip-
ients in selecting and enrolling in Medicare Part D programs. Those
taking part will need to bring their complete list of all prescription
medications and dosages, along with their Medicare card. Anyone
who feels that may be eligible for government assistance in paying pre-
miums must bring proof of income.

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

Parenting classes are offered
The Okeechobee Health\ Start Coalition will be presenting parent-
ing education classes. All pregnant women and parents are encour-
aged to attend. For specific dates, information and to register for the
class call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.

Church offering study sessions
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., is offering
a short term study program. The Forty-Sixty is based on Discipleship
Resources literature by Riclhard H. Gentzler, Jr. and Craig Kennet
Miller. The study will take place each.Tuesday from 6:45 until 7:45
p.m. at the church. The study is open to everyone, and will be led by
Rev. Bruce Simpson and Rev. Jim Dawson. For information or to regis-
ter, call (CS63) 763-4021.

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

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

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages.. We offer free and confidential pregnancy
tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting class-
es and abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4
.p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m.
on 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
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as sec-
ond language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop, 123
S.W Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through Friday,
from 8 a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W 23 Lane,
English as a second language classes, Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until
8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a
second language classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 8 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 inter-
net. 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 Fri-
day, 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, 18 to 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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