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Vol. 97 No. 92 Sunday, April 2, 2006 754 Plus tax


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NES to take part
in 'Survivor Day'
In P.E. classes last week
all North Elementary School
(NES) students were given
special instructions during
an orientation to the new
Climbing Wall. The Climbing
Wall is on the small play-
ground and officially opened
on March 30 for all students
to use at recess time.
This week all classes will
begin the yearly track unit in
preparation for the upcom-
ing Hershey Track Meet. We
will begin with the short run-
ning events and the two field
A events, softball throw, and
standing broad'jump.
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Brahmans took on
the Tigers, Cobras
The Okeechobee Brah-
man tennis team took on the
Martin County Tigers on
Tuesday, March 28. The
boys' team lost 7-0. The Lady
Brahmans won 4-3.
The individual results
were:
Boys' singles: Joe Curet
(MC) def. Corey White
(Okee.) 6-0, 6-1;' Denny
Rinaldi (MC) def. Bobby
Spelts (Okee.) 6-2, 6-2; John
Christenson (MC) def. Logan
Perry (Okee.) 6-0, 6-2; Noah
Neary (MC) def. Elj
Cabansay (Okee.) 3-6, 6-0, 6-
2; Jack Neary (MC) def.
Bhavesh Patel (Okee. 6-0, 6-
0.
Boys' doubles: Curet &
Rinaldi (MC) def. White &
Perry (Okee.) 6-0, 6-2.
Christenson and Alex
Kline (MC) def. Spells &
Patel (Okee.) 1-6, 6-2, 6-2.-
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U.S. military
helicopter crashes
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -A
U.S. military helicopter
crashed Saturday during a
"combat air patrol" south-
west of Baghdad, but the sta-
tus of the crew was
unknown, according to the
American command.
Meanwhile, pressure
mounted on Prime Minister.
Ibrahim al-Jaafari to step
aside as the Shiite bloc's
nominee for a second term,
with some fellow Shiites urg-
ing him to withdraw to break
the deadlock over a new gov-
ernment amid increasing
sectarian violence.

Drought Index
.Current: 435
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.59 feet


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

Index
Classifieds ...... 12-14
Comics ...........11
Community Events ... .4
Crossword .........10
Obituaries ..........3
Opinion . . . . . .4
Speak Out . . . . .4
Sports . . . . . . .5
TV . . ......... 10
Weather ...........2.

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Wes Raulerson had a saw mill in Okeechobee in 1915. Saw mills all over Florida fed the
land boom, providing lumber to build homes and towns.

Environment stressed by growth


By MaryAnn Morris
Special to Okeechobee News
South Florida's watershed is in
crisis. While some communities
are struggling with drought, other
areas face flooding. Environmen-
tal concerns are raised through-
out the area, with lakes, rivers
and coastal estuaries all suffering.
State officials say solving South
Florida's water woes requires
understanding how the system
works, and why it is in its current
condition.
Florida became a state in
1845. To develop a tax base and
bring people to the state, the leg-
islature passed the Internal
Improvement Act in 1855. This
piece of legislation gave or sold
land at low prices to those who
would drain it or build roads and
railroads to bring in goods,
tourists and settlers.
As white settlers migrated into
Florida after the Civil War in the
late 1800's, timber was cut to
build homes and towns. Lumber
became big business. Wes
Raulerson and the Sherman fam-
ily had saw mills in Okeechobee..
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William Conners built the road, now S.R. 70 to access
17,000 acres, bought from the state to develop as farms.
He called it, the Everglades Agricultural Area. He adver-
tised as far away as Atlantic City, N.J. for buyers.
towns, homes and farms -
thrpughout the state and the
nation. According to Lyn Rider of
LaBelle, Sears Roebuck had a
mill located south of present-day
LaBelle. Sears shippedlumber
north to provide lumber for their
precut homes, sold through their
catalogue and shipped, down to try carried reports of the lush veg-
the last nail, by railroad to buyers etation, rich soil and year-around
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Edited by MaryAnn Morris
This material was sent to Inde-
pendent Newspapers of Florida
by Nellie Ruth Woodruff of Belle
Glade. When we spoke to Ms.
Woodruff, she told us that when
the Belle Glade Library was
remodeled, many of the boxes of
historical materials found were
stored by Ruth Irving, also of Belle
Glade. The story of the Belle
Glade Community Center, Inc.
and the good done by so many
citizens is told here. According to
information received from Peggy
Frisch of Belle Glade, Hap and
Ruth Griggs, now of Goshen, Ind.
actually wrote this account.
The account was written from
scrapbook reports filed in the
Belle Glade Library and from
interviews with people who
worked on the project. Anyone
who remembers more about the
day care center, please let us


know.
The account continues:
"A meeting of the Belle Glade
Community Center, Inc. on Octo-
ber 23, 1939 revealed that due to
enthusiasm of the community at
large, it would be possible to
operate the nursery for another
year. The Late A.E. Kirchman,
mayor, became president of the
organization and among the offi-
cers held over from the previous
year were Mrs. Marie Bregger and
Luther Jones.
Ralph Freeman was again
selected as business manager.
F.D. Stevens had charge of
equipment and building. Mrs.
Barbara Blakely, the registered
nurse who had worked the year
before in the nursery was sent by
the Home Missions as head
worker. The staff was composed
of seven people and they worked
under provisions of one of Presi-


dent Franklin D. Roosevelt's pro-
grams, the W.P.A. (Works
Progress Administration.)
The American Legion again
responded generously when no
other place large enough could
be found to house the nursery.
The hall was given rent free at
considerable sacrifice to the
Legion's program of activities and
income through rentals. The
Legion Hall at that time was locat-
ed on S.E. Avenue E, a block east
of Main Street.
The various committees of the
Belle Glade Community Center,
Inc. went to work and soon the
Legion Hall was ready to start
operating again as a nursery. The
hall was arranged so that it had a
fenced-in playroom with a high
partition marking off the sleeping
quarters. The babies' room was a
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Dr. William Buck examined the children an admittance to the
Belle Glade Community Center 1939 and visited them every
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warm climate of Florida.
These reports caught the eyes of
northern and Midwestern industri-
alists like Henry Flagler, Baron Col-
lier and Richard Bolles who bought
huge tracts of land from the state to
drain and sell.
Railroads, built by Henry Flagler
and Henry B. Plant connected new
towns and brought tourists and set-
tlers, alike. They built huge luxury
hotels for tourists near their rail-.
roads. The rush for land began.
Tampa was the site of a growing
cigar industry, citrus groves sprang
up and sugar cane.and rice were
grown experimentally.
The prairie land north of
Basinger (in Okeechobee County)
attracted land developers during
the first two decades of the 20th
century even.as other speculators
followed the railroads to the east.
and west Prior to 1910, the South-
ern Colonization Company, organ-
ized by mid-western businessmen,
purchased large tract of land, 36
square miles, in the belief that the
prairie lands would be perfect for
farming.
A hotel and demonstration farm
was built at Hunter's Camp, about
seven miles north of Basinger.
Prospective buyers came down the
Kissimmee River on Captain John-
son's steamer, were picked up in
wagons to go look over the land.
The standard tract sold was ten
acres as the project was planned for
small farmers. The buyers were
promised that a railroad would
soon be built into the area.
In 1916 the South Florida and
Gulf Railroad reached Prairie Ridge,
a point about 12 miles..north of
Basinger, according to Kyle: Van'
Landingham's "History of Okee-
chobee," just above the area now
known as the Viking, a further sub-
division of The Southern Coloniza-
tion Company's original 1912 plat.
Of course, the land wasn't really
good for farming. Nathan Hazeleiff
of Okeechobee remembers his
grandfather's selling orange trees to
those developers. They would plant
them, then drive the city folk
around and around, passing the
same group of trees from different
angles. .
Following World War I, large
numbers of Americans finally had
the,time and money to travel to
Florida to vacation and to invest in
real estate. Educated and skilled
workers were receiving paid vaca-
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travel and to purchase real estate.
The automobile was also becom-
ing an indispensable way for fami-
lies to travel, and Florida was the
perfect destination. Many of the
people who migrated into Florida
were middle class Americans with
families.
By 1920, Florida had a popula-
tion of 968,470 people. Just five
years later, the population had
grown to 1,263,540. The state was
so eager to drain the land that they
awarded thousands of acres per
mile of channel dug. As the land
dried, crops were planted, livestock
grazed and people moved in. Flori-
da was billed as a land of plenty,
where .crops sprung out of the
ground almost as soon as they
wereplanted.
Towns were built in just a few
years: Moore Haven, Clewiston,
Okeechobee, Lakeport, Pahokee
and Belle Glade were all founded
between 1915 and 1925. Baron Col-
lier was building to the west and
Okeechobee was advertised as the
"Chicago of the south."
Small farmers, forced from the
Midwest by drought, heard Of Flori-
da riches and came south to the
rich muck lands of south Florida.
Roads and railroads were built
to bring in potential buyers.
Wealthy capitalists like Barron Col-
lier, Henry Flagler, Richard "Dick-
ey" Bolles and many others pur-
chased thousands of acres for
development. A.L. Matthews'
Gladeview Farms was started in the
everglades east of Belle Glade.
William J. Conners, bought 17,000
acres to develop as farmland along
the newly completed Palm Beach
Canal (1917) and built a toll road
(the present-day State Road 70) to
access it. He named his develop:
ment the "Everglades Agricultural
Area".
A book titled, :Florida in the
Making", published in 1926 said,
"... men o'f-vision and resources
.'are creating wealth for themselves,
for the State'6f Flonda, for the Unit-
ed States of America, and for the
settlers who are pouring in to till the
soil which they are preparing for
tillage, reaping the rewards of cre-
ative vision and courage."
Most people who bought and
sold land in Florida at that time had
never even set loot in the state.
They hired young, ambitious men.
and women to stand in the hot sun,
show the land to prospective buy-
ers and accept a "binder" on the
sale. A binder was a non-refund-
able down payment that required
the rest of the money to be paid in
30 days. Many people got rich quick
from the commission they made


continuing to rise rapidly, many
buyers planned to sell the land at a
profit before any real payment was
due. Sometimes land buyers didn't
even have enough money to pay
for the land; instead they had just
enough money for the binder. They
were depending on the prices to
keep going up.
To help spur growth, the Florida
Legislature passed laws that pro-
hibited state income and inheri-
tance taxes. During this time, horse
and dog racing also grew in Florida
as a way to attract rich gamblers.
The railroads continued to grow.
Land was sold and resold, inflating
prices and eventually leading to
bank failures in Florida and Georgia
even before the stock market crash
of 1929. The boom went bust.
The development of air condi-
tioning would help draw new resi-
dents to Florida. In 1902, young
engineer named Willis Carrier was
asked to resolve a humidity prob-
lem for a publishing company in
Brooklyn N.Y. Their paper would
expand or shrink with temperature
and humidity and it was impossible
to line up their type.
Mr. Carrier developed a method
to chill, dean and de-humidify air in
a building. Soon other office build-
ings were air-conditioned. After
WWI, movie theaters were air con-
ditioned, then government build-
ings and, in 1938, Philco marketed
the first window air conditioning
unit. World War II sidelined private
air conditioning in support of the
war effort, but in 1955, Levitt
Homes in New Jersey sold the first
air-conditioned home.
Florida had always been a
tourist Mecca, but with air condi-
tioning, three of Florida's most
objectionable features were over-
come: heat, humidity and mosqui-
toes. The U.S. space program came
to Cape Canaveral, now Cape
Kennedy, bringing thousands of
workers and their families to Flori-
da. "
The Mackle Brothers, under var-
ious corporations bought hundreds
of thousands of acres of land in the
late 1940s into the 1980s, develop-
ing Biscayne Bay, Marco Island,
Deltona, Port .Charlotte, Port St.
Lucie, Palm Bay and Port LaBelle;
hundreds of thousands of acres,
selling lots for $10 down, $10 a
month for 10 years, advertising
nationwide to buyers who again,
often had never set foot in Florida.
Little thought was given to any-
thing but selling, selling, selling and
platting more and more lots, build-
ing more and more houses. Little
thought was given to the result. The
size of these lots was sometimes


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* Briefs


Water Fest continues today
OKEECHOBEE The second annual Water Fest continues today
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 Manage-
ment District (SFWMD), Okee-Tantie Marina and Campground and
the Okeechobee County Tourist Development Council (TDC).
Planned activities will include a bass tournament, Earthman and
The Planet Earth Project H2o Concert Tour, historical demonstrations,
barbecue, arts, food booths, a bounce house and 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 openings
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 Okeechobee.
Applications can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office, 55 S.E.
ThirdAve.
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 automobile
accident Wednesday, Dec. 21.
To donate, simply go to Big Lake National Bank and say you would
like to contribute to the benefit for the Smalls family.

Loans help replace storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc. has
received $500,000 for the HOME Again Loan Program, which helps
homeowners with replacement of their hurricane damaged or
destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Pr6gram will help applicants who meet the fol-
lowing criteria:
You owned your home in Okeechobee County and it was your
primary residence during hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004.
You have been unable to fix your home due to a lack of insurance
or other assistance,
Your gross household income is at or below the following levels:
one person in the household $24,000; two persons $27,650;
three persons $31,100; four persons $34,550; five persons -
S37,300; six persons $40, 100; seven persons $42,850; and, eight
persons- $45,500.


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small, separate room off the play-
room. The stage served as kitchen
and dining room. There was a
room on the opposite side of the
building which served as laundry
and storage room. Every day was
wash day. The laundry tubs were
used for bathing the children as
well. A large circulating kerosene
stove was used to heat the building.
Boxeswere used by the children for.
chairs. A refrigerator was donated
by a local dealer. A second hand
five burner kerosene stove with an
oven was used to prepare the chil-
dren's meals. Clothing was fur-
nished to the children during their
stay in the nursery.
"The nursery opened on
November 6, 1939 and closed on
June 2, 1940. A total of 70 children
were registered during the year
with an average attendance of
about 35. The nursery operated,
continuously after the first week for
24 hours a day, seven days a week,
except for one week during the
Christmas holidays. The last of Jan-'
uary brought a disastrous freeze to
the Glades and financial help was
needed to keep the nursery operat-
ing. An appeal was made to the citi-
zens and church groups in West
Palm Beach and through their help;
the nursery was able to remain
open during this trying period.
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the children since many of the little
ones did not see their parents for
weeks at a time. The staff wanted
each child to feel like part of a big
family and many experiences were
given to the children with this in
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"Birthdays and holidays were
observed with a special dessert at
dinner, such as cake of home-made
ice-cream. The children had many
enriching experiences such as
nature walks, regular attendance at
the. Community Sunday School, a
trip to the local fair where theywere
treated to ice cream cones and
rides on the merry-go-round. There
was a grand Christmas party with a
tree, toys, fruits and candy for all the
children and their older brothers;
and sisters as well. There were East-
er baskets and eggs at Easter. These
treats were given to the children in
addition to their well-supervised
schedule of daily activities, bal-
anced meals and the excellent
health care they received. Parents
paid 25 cents a day for the nursery
care of each child.
"The staff had to meet many
problems, Mrs. Vivian Amette, who
worked one night a week to relieve
-Mrs. Jettie Thigpen, the regular
night worker, recalls one bitterly
cold night when the heater started
smoking and stopped heating. Mrs.
Arnette called Mr. Freeman who
was the trouble shooter as well as
the business manager. He came at
once and got the stove to work and
the next day it was taken out and
put into good condition. The chil-
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warm, under their blankets all night
and not one awoke.
"Many boxes of needed sup-
plies were received and a most
imposing list of visitors from near
and far came to visit the nursery.
The Council of Women of New
York City sent a photographer to
make a film about the nursery pro-
gram and the work done by the
parents of the children. The congre-
gational Church Board sent a staff
member to take pictures and com-
pile a report. The film and pictures
were widely circulated to show
what a small community could do
to meet the needs of the babies and
young children of agricultural
migrants.
The country's first lady, Mrs.
Franklin D. Roosevelt made a visit
to the nursery on April 24, 1940.
She was greatly impressed and
showed deep interest in the work
being done for migrant children.
"This project is a splendid exam-
ple of community cooperation and
spirit," she declared.
The migrant camps were in the
process of being built by the gov-
ernment. Mrs. Roosevelt, always
humanitarian in her interests,
toured the camps with government
officials. She was advised that since
the camps and packing houses
were a distance from the Legion
Hall where the day care center was,
many people had been unable to
keep their children in the nursery.
Assurance was promptly forth-
coming that nursery buildings
would be added to the camps and
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The promise was kept and by
the next season of 1940-41, Osceola
Camp had a nursery building
designed and built to foster the care
and well-being of infants and
young children. Nurseries were
also built in Okeechobee and the
other camps in the Glades area.
Osceola nursery continued in
operation into the 1960s. Okee-
chobee also kept its nursery open.
The other nurseries operated
through the World War II years and
later. Head Start began in the area in
1965, Wee Care was organized by
Sarah Creech and concerned citi-
zens and continues today.
The Belle Glade Community
Center had met its goal of caring for
under privileged children when
there was no other agency to do so.
The nurseries in the labor camps
were a direct outgrowth of their
project. The citizens of Belle Glade
have every right to be proud'of their
pioneering achievement.
However, the story doesn't end
there. The Belle Glade Community
Center's board of directors found
that $1,200 remained in the treas-
ury after all bills were paid. Several
years later, the money was turned
over to the Lions community Swim-
ming pool fund to give impetus to
still another fine project. Two pools
were built. One is still in operation.

Editor's Note: Is the pool in
operation today? That was a hand-
written addition to the typed text.
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was often poor; some lots were
underwater; and some were a
problem because no physical
improvements were made by the
promoter and were just "paper
subdivisions."
"Widespread growth continued
until 1973, when the industry
encountered several problems: an
economic recession, increased
development costs, more rigorous
consumer and environmental regu-
lations, an oversaturated market,
negative publicity and an energy
crisis," said Hubert B. Stroud and
William M. Spikowski in "Planning
in the Wake of Florida Land Scams.
The subdivision of wetlands often
caused the greatest conflict
between private rights and public
needs. The continued subdivision
of fragile ecosystems, the scale of
development and the in ability or
unwillingness of local governments
to control large developments
resulted in state action to protect
Florida's land and water. ,Florida
has enacted some of the most strin-
gent land development regulations
in the nation."
Beginning in 1970,. local com-
prehensive plans became manda-
tory and in 1985 this system was
overhauled according to Stroud
and Spikowski. "Believing that
many growth issues are too com-
plex to be managed at the local
level, the legislature created a top-
down system of gro\Ilh manage-
ment. It added the concept that
became know as "concurrency" A
requirement that infrastructure
such as roads, sewer, and water
must be available before develop-
ers can obtain the necessary per-
mits to continue development."
The platted lots left behind by
eagerness for settlement and zeal
for quick money created a legacy of
problems like leaky septic tanks,
drainage problems, traffic gridlock,
overcrowded schools and the need
for increased taxes because devel-
opment didn't pay its own rway.
As state officials look forays to
solve the problems facing the South
Florida environment, continued
developments put even more pres-
sure on the watershed.
(Sources for this article includ-
ed: "Florida in the Making," by
Frank Parker Stockbridge and John
Holliday Perry; "Exploring Florida:
A Social Studies Resource for Stu-
dents and Teachers," produced by
the Florida Center for Instructional
Technology, College of Education,
University of South Florida; and,
"Planning in the Wake of Florida
Land Scams", by Hubert B. Stroud,,
Arkansas State University and
A\Williani M. Spikowski of Spikowski
Planning Associates, Ft. Myers, Fla.)


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School Menu


Okeechobee
County School
District
April 3 through April 7
Monday, April 3
Breakfast:
Honey Bun
Lunch:
Barbecue pork on bun
Smuckers Uncrustable
Corn
Salad Cup
Fruitsalad
Fruit Juice
Fruit cup
Tuesday, April 4
Breakfast:
Pancake and Sausage Wrap


Lunch:
Hamburger w/Lettuce, Toma
to, Pickles
Pepperoni Hot Pockets
Tater Tots,
Tossed Salad
Strawberry cup, Fruit juice
Fresh fruit
Wednesday, April 5
Breakfast:
French Toast Sticks
Lunch:
Spaghetti w/Meat Sauce
Honey Wheat Roll
Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich
Mixed Vegetables
Tossed Salad
Applesauce
Fruit Juice
Asst. Fresh Fruit


Thursday, April 6
t- Breakfast:
Biscuit & Sausage Patty
Lunch:
Chili Con Carne & Beans
Cornbread
Reduced Fat Hot Dog
Vegetable Normandy
Tossed Salad
Applesauce, Fruit Juice
Fresh Fruit
Friday, April 7
Breakfast:
Yogurt and Muffin
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Lunch:*
Stuffed Crust Pepperoni or
Cheese Pizza
Fish Sandwich
Seasoned green beans


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Fruit w/Gelatin
Fruit Juice
Fresh Fruit

Elementary menus:
Each breakfast includes:
juice, choice of entree or cereal
and toast; choice of whole,
reduced fat or low-fat chocolate
milk
Each lunch includes: choice
of one entree, choice of two
(vegetable, fruit or fruit juice),
choice of whole, reduced fat or
low-fat chocolate milk

Meal prices:
Breakfast: $ .75
Reduced: $.30
Lunch $1.25
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In P.E. classes last week all
students %were gi,eQp special
instructions-during af"orienta:
lion to the new Climbing Wall.
The Climbing Wall is on the
small playground and officially
opened on March 30 for all stu-
dents to use at recess time.
This week all classes will
begin the yearly track unit in
preparation for the upcoming
S Hershev Track Meet \\'e will
begin with the short running


events and the two field events,
softball throw, and standing
broad jump.


Remember that the North Ele-
mentary P.E. Department m\ill
.hold their.Secoqd Annupl,"Sur-
vivor Day" in April. Each child
participant will team up with
his/her parent and compete
against other teams in wacky
competitions. The reigning
champions, "False Image" (Riley
Carter & Riley Carter Jr.) will
pass the trophy on to the new
2006 champions. New chal-
lenges for this year's competi-


lions include "Shoe Kick".
"Beach Ball Squeeze"., "Football
Tackle". "Ladder Run", "Hei-
cules Pull", Marble Madness",
and more. North ElementarN is
gellting fit while having fun!!


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Jacqueline
Marie Lindahl
Jacqueline Marie Lindahl,
age 75, of Okeechobee died
SMarch 30, 2006 at Raulerson
Hospital. Mrs. Lindahl was born
May 19, 1931 in Boston, Mass. to
Leopold and Blanch Goodreua.
She owned a restaurant in
Hobe Sound before coming to
Okeechobee. She married David
Lindahl on July 13. 1963.
. Mrs. Lindahl is survived by
her husband, David Lindahl of


Okeechobee: daughters, Kathy
Lefluer of Epson, N.H., Doreen
Demaries of Northwood, N.H.,
Davena Wig-
gins of Stuart, H .
Charlene
Church of
Okeechobee,
Martha II
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Lindahl, and
Vera Lindahl Jacqueline
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Lucie, sons, Mike Tierney of
Northwood, N.H. and Tracey Lin-
dahl of Port St. Lucie; 22 grandchil-
dren; and 6 great grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services will
be held 11 a.m. Monday, April 3 at
Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, please make donations
to American Cancer Society, P.O.
Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK
73123-1718.
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ARMORED CATFISH: I talked to an employee at the pet shop and
they say these fish are sold to people to keep the algae out of their
tanks and then when they get too big they throw them in the canal.
Isn't there and agency that is supposed to regulate the type of fish
that are allowed to enter the United States? (Editor's Note: There are
two entities that regulate the importation of fish. The U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service regulates the importation of fish into the U.S., while
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission regulates
the importation of fish into the state of Florida. According to Lt.
Charlie Dennis of FWC's Law Enforcement Division, armored cat-
fish can and are being imported into the state. He went on to say
that it is legalfor this species to be sold by pet stores.)

NEIGHBORS: Having grown up in Okeechobee, I have lived in
several different areas of town and a common thread between them
is extremely nosey neighbors. As a matter of fact, this town is loaded
with them. Anyway, that is neither here nor there. Let me get to the
point. To whom it may concern, my dog is taken care of and he
doesn't need your welfare checkups from animal control. I am very
aware of the laws and know how to take care of my dog. I don't
need you telling me or should I say trying to tell me how to do
it. What I do need is for you to mind your own business. Don't even
call if my house is on fire I have insurance. If you refuse to like
the neighbors that move in and around you, then you need to move
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Community Events

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 untif 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 Veraho at (863) 634-2071, BuckyYoder at (863)
467-7342 or any Lodge member.

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

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

Benefit fish fry is planned
VFW Post 9528, 2002 S.R. 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'77planning reunion
The class of 1977 is planning their 30-year reunion. All mem-
bers 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 Hort-
man 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. RSVP for
lunch by Friday, April 7. To RSVP call (863) 763-9800, or (863) 697-
4903.


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Upcoming Events

Sunday
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.

Monday
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.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
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) 763-6510 or (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
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For infor-
mation, 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. 24th 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)
763-6076.
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,
contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department. 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group 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 meets.from noon until 1 p.m.- at the&Firsl United Meihodist
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.

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 meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet 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 interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.



Community Events

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.

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, auc-
tion 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.

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, an Easter egg hunt on horseback, a regular East-
er egg hunt for small children, relay races both on and off horseback,
pony rides, a Chinese auction and a horseshoe tournament. There
will also be live entertainment. 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 horses 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 servic-
es at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 16, on the banks of Lake Okee-
chobee. 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.


Community Events

Water Fest will end Sunday
Sunday, April 2, will be the last day of the second annual Water
Fest 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 Camp-
ground and the Okeechobee County Tourist Development Coun-
cil (TDC). Planned activities 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 4 p.m. on Sunday. For informa-
tion, call the SFWMD service center in Okeechobee at (863) 462-
5260.

Fort Drum Day concludes today
The Fort Drum Community Church, 32415 U.S. 441 N., will
host the final day of its 14th annual Fort Drum Day Celebration on
Sunday, April 2. Sunday's 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
dinner on the grounds as well as more-gospel music and mes-
sages 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 last frontier; and two rep-
resentatives 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 heldApril 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, April 4, at the
Okeechobee USDA Service Center on U.S. 98 North. The contest
is open to any student enrolled in grades six through 12 in Okee-
chobee County. The topic is "Wise Use of Florida's Water
Resources." Speeches are to be six to eight minutes in duration.
Time under or over these limits will cost the contestant two
points for each 15 seconds or part thereof. Three independent
'judges will score contestants on content, composition and deliv-.
erv. Contestants may use notes while speaking, but visual aides
may not be used. Prizes for the contest are $00 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
dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. The suggested donation is $5. For
information, 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 My Aunt'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 My Aunt's House. Seating is limited. Entry checks should be
made payable to My Aunt's House Texas Hold 'Em Tourna-
ment; and sent to P.O. Box 2066, Okeechobee, 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 provide a short program with co-chairs Dr. Fred Brown and
Zella Kirk. Snacks will be served.

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 con-
cert 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 annu-
al Storytelling Festival Saturday, April 8, from 2 un 4 p.m. The
program 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
perform a variety of music, poetry and interactive'theatrics that
demonstrate the power of the written word.

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.

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.

Amateur Radio Club sponsors test session
The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will 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 redbirds@strato.net.







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The Okeechobee News, Sunday, April 2,2006


SBrahmans took on the Tigers, Cobras
The Okeechobee Brahman Christenson and Alex Kline Brittney Ell 6-2, 6-3. Cabansay & Patel 8-6.
tennis team took on the Martin (MC) def. Spelts & Patel (Okee.) The Brahmans took on the Ft. The results of girls' competi-
S County Tigers on Tuesday, March 1-6, 6-2, 6-2. Pierce Central Cobras on Thurs- tion were: 1s c
28. The boys' team lost 7-0. The The results of girls' competi- day, March 30. The boys' team Community Links Individual Voices
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The individual results were:
Boys' singles: Joe Curet (MC)
def. Corey White (Okee.) 6-0, 6-1;
Denny Rinaldi (MC) def. Bobby
Spelts (Okee.) 6-2, 6-2; John
Christenson (MC) def. Logan
Perry (Okee.) 6-0, 6-2; Noah
Neary (MC) def. Elj Cabansay
(Okee.) 3-6, 6-0, 6-2; Jack Neary
(MC) def. Bhavesh Patel (Okee. 6-
0,6-0.
Boys' doubles: Curet & Rinaldi
(MC) def. White & Perry (Okee;)
6-0, 6-2.


Varsity Baseball
April 4 Suncoast -home -
6:30 p.m.
April 7 at Sebastian River 6
p.m.
April 11 at Jensen Beach 6
p.m.
April 13 at Glades Central -6
p.m.
April 14 vs. Port St. Lucie -


Varsity Softball
April 4 at Glades Central -


o11,were:I
Girls' singles: Catherine Span-
gler (Okee.) def. Jennifer Torres
(MC) 6-2, 6-1; Kelly Duquette
(MC) def. Alyssa Wright (Okee.)
6-2, 6-12; Allison McDearmid
(MC) def. Jamie Fadley (Okee.) 6-
0, 6-3; Kari Berger (Okee.) def.
Tara Kleeman (MC) 6-1, 6-3; Rina
Boswell (Okee.) def. Maria Ull-
man (MC) 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Girls' doubles: Duquette &
McDearmid (MC) def. Spangler &
Wright (Okee.) 7-5, 6-2; Fadley &
Berger (Okee.) def. Kleeman &


home 6:30 p.m.
April 18 TLC Championship
Series TBA
April 20 at Centennial away
-4p.m.
April 24 District Tournament
at Jensen Beach
April 25 District Tournament
at Jensen Beach
April 27 District Tournament


> April 19 District Semi-finals p.m.
at Jensen Beach


The individual results were:
Boys' singles: Cameron Roth
(FPC) def. Corey White (Okee.) 6-
0, 6-1;. Jared Levy (FPC) def.
Bobby Spelts (Okee.) 6-3, 6-4;
Shane Helms (FPC) def. Elj
Cabansay (Okee.) 6-4, 6-0; Patrick
Hilburn (FPC) def. Bhavesh Patel
(Okee.) 6-2, 7-5; Lucus Perez
(FPC) def. Kyle Walker (Okee.) 6-
1,6-2.
Boys' doubles: Roth & Levy
(FPC) def. White & Spelts (Okee.)
8-2; Helms & Hilburn (FPC) def.


at Jensen Beach
April 28 District Champi-
onship at Jensen Beach 7 p.m.
May 2 Regional Quarterfinal -
TBA
May 5 Regional Semifinal -
TBA
May 9 Regional Champi-
onship TBA
May 19 State Series Semifinal


TBA April 25 -28 Regionals TBA
April 5 vs. South Fork May 8-10 State Tournament GoldTeam
Home- 7 p.m. at Plant City TBA April 3 vs. Martin County -
April 7 vs. Martin County Home 6 p.m.
Home- 6:30 p.m. Junior Varsity April 4 at Jensen Beach 7
April 11 Treasure Lake Con- Purple Team p.m.
ference Championships 7 p.m. April 3 vs. Martin County -
April 13 vs. St. Lucie Centen- Home-4p.m. April 5 vs. South Fork -
nial Home 7 p.m. April 4 at Jensen Beach 5 Home- 5 p.m.
April 18 District Tournament p.m. April 13 vs. St. Lucie Centen-
at Jensen Beach April 5 at Moore Haven 6 nial-Home-5 p.m.


(FPC) def. Catherine Spangler
(Okee.) 6-2, 6-1; Jessica Wright
(FPC) def. Alyssa Wright (Okee.)
3-6, 6-4, 6-4; Jamie Fadley (Okee.)
def. Rachel Oreo (FPC) 6-1, 6-0;
Kari Berger (Okee.) def. Kelley
Ciancolo (FPC) 6-3, 6-4; Rina
Boswell (Okee.) def. Sinem Sen-
gel (FPC) 6-0, 6-0.
Girls' doubles: Roberts &
Wright (FPC) def. Spangler &
Wright (Okee.) 8-6; Fadley &
Berger (Okee.) def. Oreo & Cian-
colo (FPC) 8-0.


at Sarasota TBA
May 20 State Title game at
Sarasota- TBA
Junior Varsity
April 8 Port St. Lucie (double-
header) home 11 a.m.
April 11 at Vero Beach 6 p.m.
April 13 vs. Vero Beach -
home 6 p.m.

Sports Brief

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The Florida Agri-women have
announced that their inaugural
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May 13 at Quail Creek Plantation,
1907 N.E. 224th St.
Station sponsorships and sin-
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Bird break
Even the birds are enjoying the beautiful spring weather
in Okeechobee. An egret took time for a leisurely brunch
at Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina.


Livestock Market Report


March 28,2006
Cows
Breaking $54
Cutter $51
Canner
Bulls '
1000-1500 :$62
1500-2000 $62
Mond
Calves
Cows
Strs
Hfrs
Bulls
Yrlngs
MLx
Total
Med#l Ste
Hfrs:
150-200 200-2
200-250 175-2
250-300 155-1
300-350 150-1
350-400 139-1
400-450 130-1
450-500 120-1
550-600


105-115
600-650
Med#2
.00 $59.00 Hfrs
.00 $57.50 150-200
150-190
200-250
.00 $64.00 250-300
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250-300 X X
300-350 X X
Prices were good again this week.
Cows and bulls have jumped back
up $3-$4 higher. Calves are about
where they've been not much
quality this time of year. and every-
thing's pretty thin. Runs are small
and demand is good. George Rho-
den, Okeechobee topped the calf
market with a high of $2.60 Bish-
op Brothers Dairy, Lorida topped
the cow market with a high of
$60.00 Tuesdays sales only until
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Strong harvest brings


Fla. crops into market


TALLAH-LASSEE Florida's sig-
nature winter-spring fruits and veg-
etables are now being harvested
and are in grocery stores in this
state and across the nation. "Aftet
digging out Irom the devastation
caused by Hurricane \Wilma, Flori-
da's farmers kept their promise to
be back in the marketplace as soon
as possible," Florida Agriculture
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson
said. "They rebuilt and replanted,
and now\ fresh Florida fruits and
vegetables are back. Supplies are
up, quality is good, and consumers


should be seeing lower prices in
their grocery stores. The Florida
Department ol ,Agriculture and
Consumer Services is placing a
newspapead tloau in various
cities across the Northeast, advising
consumers and retailers of the
abundant availability of fresh Flori-
da produce. Anecdotal reports have
indicated an impression exists in
that part of the country that there is
a shortage of product from Florida
as a result of damages sustained
from Hurricane Wilma.


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Fresh veggies anyone?
It's already harvest time at some gardens in Okee-
chobee. These cabbages are just about ready for picking
from the garden of a local fruit and vegetable stand near
the lake.


Annual beef cattle short

course to begin on May 3


GAINESVILLE The 55th
Annual Florida Beef .Cattle Short
Course at the University of Florida
will be held on May 3-5, 2006, at
the Hilton University of Florida
Conference Center in Gainesville,
Florida. Beef cattle production in
Florida is a dynamic and challeng-
ing industry.
Every producer faces chal-
lenges regarding economics and
marketing, resource utilization,
and management decisions rnak-
ing.
The 55th Annual Florida Beef
Cattle Short Course addresses
these challenges that the beef cat-
tle producers face on an everyday
basis.
The Wednesday afternoon pro-
gram %\ill begin at I p.m with the
focus on marketing and land
resource utilization challenges. As
the cattle cycle evolves, knowing
%where we are and v\here the mar-
ket may be is always pertinent. In
addition, thiis session \\ill locus on
a timely and important topic for
the sustainability of the beef cattle
industry. The beef cattle enter-
prise's land resources and the
continuing issue of land use and
value in Florida will be
approached on a number of differ-
ent fronts.
The day will conclude with a
reception and Allied Industr,
Trade Shlow,a greatLchance-for
cattlemen and allied industry rep-
resentatives to interact and share


information.
The prograrn : Thursday
addresses some of the manage-
rnent issues of beef cattle produc-
lion Nutrition, cow herd manage-
ment, beef products, and beef
product procurement systems willI
all be addressed. These basic
issues of beef production will be
approached with improved pro-
duction efficiency in mind.
Lunch will be sponsored b\
Farmn Credit of North Florida.
The after noon program moves
outside to uuilize the UF IFAS, Beef
Teaching Unit to demonstrate call
processing, cattle evaluation, and
hay production techniques.
Thursday evening is capped by
the annual Cattlemen's Speak
Out, an opportunity to enjoy a
prime rib dinner and time for con-
versation.
On Friday morning, the pro-
gram highlights the University of
Florida's ongoing dedication to
beef cattle production. Two con-
current sessions \\ill showcase
some of the current research
efforts in the Animal Sciences and
Agronomy department that relate
directly to the Florida beef cattle
producer. Alternatively, that morn-
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interested producers to attend a
Florida Beef Qualitt [raining sew-
sion Securing the-ability and. the-.
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industry in Florida will continue to
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Community Events


Free tax counseling service offered
AARP-Taxaide will be available each Monday and Tuesday begin-
ning through April 17 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the American Legion
Post #62, 501 S.E. Second St This 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 tax-
payers 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 Univer-
sity 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, environmen-
tal management and enrollment is increasing greatly. For information,
contact Kim Wilson by calling (772) 468-3922, ext. 126; or, by e-mail at
kswilson@ifas.ufl.edu.
Driver safety course planned
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, April 22, and Sat-
urday, 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. Con-
sult 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 mem-
ory 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
information, call DonnaTrue at (800) 861-7826 ext. I 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:
ohsl987reunion@hotmail.com
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, con-
tact Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just
come down and talk to us. Activities are held from 11:30 a.m. until
4:30 p.m. This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.
Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are 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; Marion Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-
8865.
Martha's House office has moved
Martha's House Administrative and Outreach Office have moved
to their new location at 103 N.W. Fifth St., Suites 4 and 5, next door to
the Medicine Shoppe.
CAP looking for senior members
The Florida Wing of the CivilAir Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite 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 programs. Senior members and cadets work side by side to
accomplish these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet
or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emer-
gency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.
Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okeechobee
High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
OHS_97_reunion@yahoo.com.


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


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Employment -
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Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
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Employment
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Job Information 225
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Okeechobee Juvenile
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Center, a residential, pro-
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recruiting for the following
position:
LPN:
Okeechobee Juvenile
Offender Correction Center
has an immediate opening
for a Licensed Practical
Nurse, available for shift
work. Under direction of a
Doctor, the LPN performs
such duties as are required
in the care. of at-risk juve-
nile offenders under the
custody of the State
Department of Juvenile
Justice, involving the carry-
ing out of medical orders
prescribed by a licensed
physician and requiring an
understanding of elemen-
tary nursing.
Must be a graduate from an
approved program for
licensed nurses and have a
valid registration as a
Licensed Practical Nurse
in the state of Florida.
Mail or fax resume:
5050 NE 168th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Fax: (863) 357-6866
Attn: Mike Smeltzer
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Entegra Roof Tile Corporation Okeechobee
is nearng completion of its new state-of-the-art
cement tile manufacturing facility located on
NE 9th Avenue in Okeechobee and is taking
applications for the following positions:

Machine Operators
Mechanics
Mechanic Helpers
Electricians
Fork Lift Drivers
Yard Workers
Tile Stackers
Truck Drivers
Office/Clerical

If you are safety conscious, drug free and looking
for a job that will recognize and reward your
capability, please send your resume/application.
via mail, fax or e-mail to:

Entegra Roof Tile Corp Okeechobee
1289 NE 9th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Fax (863)467-0045
Email okeechobee@entegra.com
Or call the plant office at (863)467-0042,
press 1 to reach our job line.

Applications can be picked up or dropped off from,
9:00 am to 11:00 am on Mondays, Wednesdays
or Friday at the plant office or printed from our
website at Entegra.com. We look forward to
hearing from you.
EOE/DFWP



HOUSEKEEPING
Full Time

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


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
OFFICE DUTIES
Must have experience in
Quickbooks and Microsoft
office. Fax resume
863-357-0006 or call
863-357-0798
POSTAL JOBS
$16.46 $22.97/hr, Now Hir-
ing. For application & free
government job info., call
American Assoc. of Labor
1-913-599-8226, 24hr.
emp. serve.
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.
DFWe
Raulerson Hospital currently
has the following opportunity
available:
Registrars
FT and PT. High school diplo-
ma / GED and 1 + year health-
care experience required.
Qualified candidates please
apply online at wwwshared-
servicescareers comr
EDE M/F/D/V
TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED:
Class A CDL. For Wrecker &
Low Boy Semi's. Apply at BMJ
Twino: 419 SW 2nd Ave.
How do you find a job In
today's competitive
market in the enploy-
ment section of the clas-
siweds


SALES CONSULTANT
Area's Fastest Growing
RV Dealership
Great American RV's is in
search of individuals
interested in selling RV's.
Experience with RV's
or in sales helpful, but
not necessary. Will Train
the right candidate. 6 day
work week, Mon thru Sat
9-5, Sun. 12-4 with
week day off. Commis-
sioned sales with Benefits.
Apply in person:
4300 Hwy 441 South
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Located beside
The KOA.Campground
SUMMER JOBS
Attention college students:
Looking for a summer job? In-
ternships are available at the
Clewiston News, Glades
County Democrat and The Sun
newspapers. Learn about the
journalism business while
gaining work experience. Writ-
ing and photography skills re-
quired. Computer skills a plus.
Email resume and references
to inipayroll@newszap.com.
WRITERS AND
PHOTOGRAPHERS
The Clewiston News, Glades
County Democrat and The Sun
newspapers are looking for
writers and photographers,
part or full time, to cover local
events. If you are enjoy attend-
ing community events and
aren't shy about asking ques-
tions, this Could be the job for
you. Interested applicants
should email resume, writing
samples and references to
inipayroll@newszap.com.

Need a lfew moe bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
setl your used Items in
the classudfts.


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Entegra Roof Tile Corporation Okeechobee
is nearing completion of its new state-of-the-art
cement tile manufacturing facility located on
NE 9th Avenue in Okeechobee and is taking
applications for the following positions:

Machine Operators
Mechanics
Mechanic Helpers
Electricians'
Fork Lift Drivers
Yard Workers
Tile Stackers
Truck Drivers
Office/Clerical

If you are Safety conscious, drug free and looking
for a job that will recognize and reward your
capability, please send your resume/application
via mail, fax or e-mail to:

Entegra Roof Tile Corp Okeechobee
1289 NE 9th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Fax (863)467-0045
Email okeechobeeaentegra.com
Or call the plant office at (863)467-0042,
press 1 to reach our job line.

Applications can be picked up or dropped off from
9:00 am to 11:00 am on Mondays, Wednesdays.
or Friday at the plant office or printed from our
Swebsite at Entegra.com. We look forward to
hearing from you.
EOE/DFWP


Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete .the
Hios-pitilit A. itjant cour.-e .'training at Okeechobee
HeaJlthcare Faalt and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
clas-. begin 'non intruator RN ieperienced teacher has
a ter) high CNA exam pas-ing rare QualifiedCNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

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

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


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


ATTENTION: TEACHERS
Attention teachers: Looking for
a part-time work or a summer
job? The Glades County
Democrat, Clewiston News
and The Sun newspapers are
looking for part-time writers
and photographers. Interested
applicants please e-mail re-
sume, writing samples and ref-
erences to:
inipayroll@newszap.com.

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say, "I sold It In the clas-


KINDERGARTEN TEACHER
PEACE LUTHERAN
CHURCH SCHOOL
Has an opening for
Kindergarten Teacher
Certification required.
Call Karen Smith Director
863-763-7566 or 763-5042
between 8:00am 4:00pm,
Monday-Friday.
STRINGERS
The Glades County Democrat,
The Sun, and the Clewiston
News newspapers have open-
ings for stringers to cover local
events. Stringers are paid per
assignment for stories and
photos. Work hours are ex-
tremely flexible. Interested ap-
plicants should e-mail resume,
writing samples and referenc-
es to:
inipayroll@newszap.com.
Shop from a gift catalog
tha's updated regulaly:
the classneds.


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The Okeechobee News is seeking an Ad
Services Team Member. This is a part time
position that could lead to full time
employment.
The right applicant will.
Have advanced PC computer skills
Have good people skills
Be a team player
Be organrLzed
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-nianaged individual
Be able to handle deadlines
Have previous sales experience with a
proven track record
Desire to be successful
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in:
Photoshop
Quark or Pagemaker
Adobe Acrobat
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement


A unique work-environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay based on experience
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer







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The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL TIME circulation
assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
References
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
.The Daily Okewchahbe Neoa a An Fnual OmOrptuniltu Fmninar


"Positions starting at $9.00 per hour
plus! No Experience required
We are now staffing tow truck operator and cashier
positions. Training will be provided for individuals
with a clean background and license.
We offer good pay, insurance, 401K and gas
reimbursement. Raises and advancement
opportunities exist for good people.
Become a part of the Turnpike Team.
Apply at Ft. Drum Citgo mm
184 Fl. Turnpike
863-763-9383
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Okeechobee News, Sunday, April 2, 2006


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Route Sales Drivers-Immediate Opportunities: Okeechobee,
Fort LauderdaleWest Palm Beach.
Interstate Brands Corporation is the largest wholesale baker
and distributor of fresh delivered bread and snack cakes in the
United States..The Company operates more than 45 bakeries
throughout the United States and employs more than 28,000
people. From these strategically dispersed bakeries, the Com-
pany's sales force delivers baked goods to more than 200,000
food outlets on approximately 7,500 delivery routes. the Com-
pany's products are distributed throughout the United States,
pdrimarily through its direct route system and approximately
1,000 Company-operated bakery outlet stores, and to some
extent through distributors. The IBC product line is marketed
under a number of well-known national and regional brands,
which include Wonder, Hostess, Home Pride, Drake's, Beef-
steak, Bread du Jour, Dolly Madison, Butternut and Merita.
We are currently looking for qualified candidates to sell, deliver
and promote IBC products by following established delivery,
merchandising, and ordering procedures, and providing super
or customer service to accounts that sell IBC products to con-
sumers.
*Solicit new account for IBC products
*Minimize stale and wasted product
*Maintain good relationship with account personnel including
receivers, bakery and store managers *Promote sales through
special displays, developing account relationships, use of pro-
motional material *Safely drive and operate a route truck
*Drive manual/standard shift *Practice safe work procedures
while performing all duties associated with the position Cust-
tomer
Must understand: how to maintain and enhance customer rela-
tionships, concept of selling and have functional sales skills,
and use a hand held computer. Must have good oral commu-
mication and be able to follow verbal and written instructions
and drive in congestion traffic. High School/General Education
diploma or equivalent required.
Includes generaout benefits package including: health, dental
and vision coverage, paid vacation time, life insurance, sick
pay, pension. Interstate Bakeries Corporation is committed to
being a diverse, affirmative action employer. Minorities and
women are encouraged to apply. At the time a job offer is
made all selected candidates will be required to pass a drug
test, physical and an extensive background check.
Qualified candidates are invited to fax resume to
407-843-4559, email: or email to burkett mary@interstate-
brands.com or mail to 2200 S. Division Sffeet, Orlando, FL
32805, or call 800-226-5110 ext 146.


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Okeechobee County Health Department
Currently has an opening for a Health Educator.
View the job announcement and apply online
athttps://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/logon.htm
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


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315


Need Sales Managers to work
work with Christian Based
company. Earn
$2,000-$5000 part time. or
more full time, work at
home. (863)763-8078 or toll
free 877-505-5351

NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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

M & D CONTRACTING
*Siding
*Soffit
Fascia
SSeamless Aluminum
Gutters
1-800-893-8933
LIc. # OCSL2732-01

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
feds and make your
clean un a breeze


RON-DEES
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


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


Merchandise




Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books Magazines535
Building Materials54-O
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659
AIR CONDITIONER Large
room, $175.
(863)763-8548.
AIR CONDITIONER- For RV
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
HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD -
Antique, 3/4. $50.
(954)629-3257.
Wood Burning Cook Stove,
antique exc. cond., $300.
(863)675-4858


WASHER & DRYER Ken-
more, white, $150 for the
pair. (863)467-1120.

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Adlvertise your
yard sale Inthe clasi-
fleds and make your
clean ba a breezel


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ARMOIRE: Pine. New, in box.
63"x36". Drawers, shelves &
closet. Cost $575. Now $400.
(863)467-7996/610-3000
BEDROOM SUITE, white dbl,
w/1 6-drawer dresser and 1
w/3drawer night stand, $100
or best offer (863)675-3659
Bureau- Dresser Double, very
good cond. $80 or best offer
(863)467-9877
CEDAR CHEST: New, in box.
36"x20". Cost $250, Selling for
$150. 863-467-7996 or
863-610-3000
CHEST OF DRAWERS, Very
good shape. $100
(863)357-4831
CHINA CABINET cherry,
lighted. $150.
(561)704-3690..
DAY BED- light pine $150
(863)357-1517


DISHWASHER-top of the line
Haler, portable, RV size,
18'W, used less than 10
times, $250 (502)644-2018
FREEZER, white, small, chest
type. $99. (863)467-9363
REFRIGERATOR & FREEZER -
GE, $50. (863)467-1120.
REFRIGERATOR, 18.8 cu. ft.,
Brand new, includes ice
maker, $500 or best offer
(863)467-4735
REFRIGERATOR, Frigidaire,
like new, 25 cu ft., ice, wa-
ter & filter, $350.
(863)467-6009
SMALL REFRIGERATOR-self
defrosting, for a camper, al-
most new, $100
(772)201-8932 OKEE
WASHER & DRYER- $100 For
both (863)675-3038
WASHER & DRYER, $125.
(863)357-7075
WASHER & DRYER Maytag,
Stackable, heavy duty, good
working cond. $200
(863)634-1492


BICYCLE, Fold Up. $30
(863)763-5870
THREE WHEELER, 24", EZ
Roll, brand new, $400.
(863)763-8642



BATHROOM SINK Marble,
w/faucet. $30.
(863)763-8548.
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 $200,0. Now
$500 (863)674-0429

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

Instaulatiot of Stormt
Shuttle & Seamless
Rain Gutters
Licensed & Insured
863.763 5650
863.634.7145
107 SW 2"' Street
Okeechobee
License #765
SHUTTERS- 1-pr. 12"x24",
2-pr 12"x48", & 2-pr 14"x39"
All need to be painted. $25.
Will .ep (8631763-1997



DUAL BEAUTY SALON
STATIONS 2) Tea woom liooV
Lire new. & 10.2 Ele inc igri
$2800 will S1e 561-792-3287


CARPET & PAD- brand new,
blue appro% 122v'13 $75
(7721201-8932 Okeecrobee


BABY CRIB- Brand new rno
mailress $4 0
(8631675-7105
SASSY SEAT: iniariL'Tddler.
$20 1863)763-6131
TODDLER BED- Race Car
wilh manres & ieddmin,
$50 l863)6'5-6829



WHEAT DISHES- Service rto
8. Complete i e i irm plal-
lers f. Likenew $'i750
1631467-02_77


HOMECOMIJNG/Pagean3l Or, ,.
Black dres mwnile irnm : 3-.4
150 & Smali [lavy'Royal Blue
150 l863lb6753659Y


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Apro. 44 yr.;
old Rare ilemrriS $1000uiju all of
e.aoftter 863-8.24-335
FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
CARDS(3-400 Racing &
Comic. ale US early 9(0
Exc. condo. $400 neg.
863)763-8943
Stadium Club '92 & '06, Topps
Series I Baseball Cards, card
$750 (863)467-1484



ALL IN ONE PRINTER- Print
Trio/Photo, Lexmark P3150,
4 photo card slots, new car-
tridges $75 (863)357-1082
LAPTOP Windows XR lots of
software, internet ready, 1.5
gig, 2 months old, $950 firm
(863)261-4633


RELAX & ENJOY, the outdoors
in this 2 seated swing $100.
(863)675-6556



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


ADBA REG RED NOSE PIT
BULL PUPS- $250 each,
Please call (863)634-0119
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessfulhd people


COFFEE TABLE & 2 END TA-
BLES, off white, w/cherry
wood tops & glass inserts,
$50. (863)763-8146
COMPUTER DESK W/CHAIR-
excellent condition, asking
$20 (863)357-6922
CORNER CABINETS (2) beau-
tiful, cherry wood, must see,
$2500 or best of-
fer(863)763-0072
COUCH, blue & mauve, pillow-
top ends, $300.
(863)763-3982 Iv. msg.
DINETTE SET, wood, with for-
mica top & 4 captain's
chairs, green, $1 25.
(863)467-2557
DINETTE TABLE w/2 chairs,
excellent condition, $20
(863)357-6922
DINING TABLE- Oval, 2-leafs,
6-chairs w/cushions All hard
wood. Traditional style $300.
(863)467-6543
DINING TABLE W/ 6CHAIRS-
blond rattan, glass top, $275
(863)763-9410
DRESSER SET, 1 long w/mir-
ror, 1 narrow tall, 1 night
stand $60 (863)467-6984
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Hutch style, white washed,
$100. (863)467-9363
FOLDING TABLES (2) 3 Ft. x 8
Ft. $40 for both, will sep.
(863)467-6797
LIVING ROOM RECLINER- ex-
cell. 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.
(863)467-0670
SOFA SLEEPER, Flex Steel,
queen size, multi color fab-
ric, $100. (863)467-0487
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
Twini Craftmatic Beds, (2), or
put together to make 1 queen
size, body massage, $500.
(863)467-8580



GOLF CART- E-Z-GO, 4
Wheeler, Lights, Horn,-Mir-
rors,Charger, Blue. $850.
(863)697-2033
GOLF CLUBS- complete,
rmjirned siel el wIji WOdS,
roIns, jbg, puner, ,3O,mJsc,-
clubi 95 18W i3j46-3123i


SHOTGUN, 12 gauge pump,
w ;Slu barrel, Westernfield,
$250 or trade for pistol.
(772)1 .1-882;
SHOTGUN, New England fire-
arms. 20 1auge breakopen,
eDospd narrimer, $100.
i. 21461-8822



EXERCISE BIKE- Schwin Air
Dyme ilike brand new, $150
18631983-2255



WATER HEATER- 40 gal, 1 yr
old. $75 or test offer.
i863j467-1958


FLOOR LAMP- With matching
pal3s lop 'ohee table $125.
i863i357-6315
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PATIO SET- in good cond.
blue iand white $50
(86317638146


ELEC WHEELCHAIR- 3 wheel
Son,: Prile MOIlity, elec lift,
$.1200 or best offer
l863|675-2596
WHEEL CHAIR, Motorized w/2
neavy duly balleries. Good
Ciond. $550 (863|675-0104


COCA-COLA Comforter set,
ldbl comforter, flat & fitted
sheets, pillow, cases, shams
& 1 dbl bed skrt $50
(863)675-3659
Fixed Wing Ultra Light Air-
Plane, partly finished, $1800
or best offer. (906)281-2127
FOOD GRADE COMPRESSED
NITROGEN, 3 Large Cylin-
ders $150(863)467-2267
GAS GRILL- With cover & ex-
tra burner. Good condition.
$25. (863)763-0557
GREEN SAND IRON FILTER-
Like new,
$1I00.(863)610-7588


NEW CRAFTSMAN LAWN
MOWER 42 inch cut $900 or
trade for golf cart.
(863)467-4735
RIDING LAWN MOWER -
Craftsman LT 1000. 42" cut.
About 6mos. old. Asking
$900. (863)697-3212
RIDING MOWER for parts,
42", for parts only! motor,
tires, battery good, deck shot
$20 (931)337-1053 or
(863)3571236
RIDING MOWER, TORO,
Wheel Horse, 44" cut, $650
(863)612-1018


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


BLACK LAB PUPPIES, born on
2/6/06, 4 males, 3 females,
$125. (863)467-1574
BLUE & GOLD MACAW: 6
mo's old w/large play top
cage. $1000. (863)763-0449
DOG BOX (2) door, in good
shape. $300 or best offer
(954)520-6707
SEVERE MACAW- 6 mo old.
Hand fed & very loving. Incis
cage & 2 perches. $800. or
best offer. (863)357-1992
SOCIETY FINCH:
Makes great Foster Parent.
$20. (863)610-2126
ZEBRA FINCH: Adorable. $10.
(863)357-3639



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



CONSOLE SEWING MACHINE-
With attachments $25.
(863)763-0557



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
XM SATELLITE RADIO- Used 2
wks. Excellent condition $50.
(863)697-1846



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
When you want something
sold, advertise in the
classifileds.


COLEMAN POWERMATE
GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1 week, $500
(863)692-2229
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-
i., re( c rind. hall price $17
da.h I6..l675.]J'7lJ liuie
r*nie'.
MIGiWELDER, Hobart 175,
win carl, e cond., $400.
(863j357-5 5


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


Trailer for 18' to 20' Pontoon.
Boat. (863)763-8872 -
WANTED:
Small Garden Rototiller.
(863)763-2053
WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567
Wanted Hay Bailer, used,
(863)763-2936

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed,'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn I Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
RFlowers 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.
(863)697-8731


FERTILIZER SPREADER -
$10. (954)629-3257.


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J & S ESTATES- 2BR/2BA,
frame house w/pool, com-
pletely updated, new applianc-
es. Ready now! Lowered to
$155,000 Broker protected.
(772)597-6158 or
(954)801-6158,
LAZY 7, CBS 3br, 2ba w/of-
fice, lyr old, 1 acre, Ceramic
tile. Price reduced $265,000.
863-634-6706 or 634-6545
NW OKEE., Needs some re-
pairs. Additional lot at which
another house can be built.
Great Investment! Only
$260,000. Must See to Ap-
preciate (863)675-8603 or
673-3925.-Day or night ask
for Dwight.
Palm Village Ranch, 3/2,
55+, Royal Wall const., car-
port, storage shed, $265k.
561-236-0293.
Your new home could be
In today's paper. Have
You looked foritt?




40 ACRES- Near town, High
ground w/ road frontage &
electric available. Great buy
at $575,000. Call Tom
772-529-9064

LAKE OKEECHOBEE 320ac
w/5000sqft+/-, SR78
Hwy frontage. Across from
full service marina & retail
center. Residential & Com-
mercial Future Land Use
Designation. Great invest-
ment potential at $9 million
Drew Drake & Co. RE Broker
(239)433-0433
drewdrake.com
Reading a newspaper
helps you .understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc;
cessful people
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OKEE. BIKING 1.5 ac Near
paved Rd/Park. Trees, power,
uplands. Photos $49,900. Pat
at Coastal RIty (561)357-0554


Eagle's Nest

Estates A

A secluded, private .
ranch subdivision '
offering beautiful ( :
vistas of pristine
natural habitat. .

Offered in combinable 40-60ac Tracts for discerning
homeowners or weekend nature enthusiasts.
Only eleven of these exceptional tracts available.



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Rentals



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



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


NEW EXECUTIVE SUITES
Available Approx. 6/1/06
West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831



OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba, all
apple privacy fence w/patio,
$1100/mo, $1100 sec Call
(863)467-1-005 ,


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 al 63-261-2762
OKEECHOBEE- 32,21- Br n-d
1ew, Tile I inr o ulri h IJi
$1 5'r,:,, first & sec, No
pets (561)248-3888 .
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, No
pets, $1200 + sec dep, refs,
(863)634-1554 ,
RENT TO OWN:
Basswood, New 3 BR, 2 BA
Bruised Credit Okay.
$3000 down. $1300 mo. with
$300.going toward down
payment. Call 863-467-0128
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



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



Lakeport, attractive cottage
private dock, w/d, c/a/h,
screen lanai. $1,200/mo.
941-322-1940 evenings


Real Estate



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




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


CBS, 3 Bdrm./1 Ba. New roof,
garage, large fenced in yard.
NW area. $155,000. For ap-
pointment. (863)467-6984
CBS, 3 BR, 1 BA, w/Pool
Newly Remodeled. Too many
extra's to list. Must see inside.
$182,000. (863)697-8654
SW Section SALE OR RENT
New 3 BR, 2 Ba, on large lot
Circular driveway. 2 car gar-
age. All appliances & new car-
pet. (863)467-5509


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BRAND NEW WATER FRONT
1 BR, 1 BA, Fully furnished. No
pets. Non Smok. Env. $650
mo. + sec. (561)741-7701
HWY 78 WEST- 2br lba Sin-
glewide incl. City Water 8
mmin. from town .$675. mo.
+ Sec. (561)346-4692
OKEECHOBEE- nice 2br, 1ba,
$600/mo, 1st, last, sec dep.,
No Pets, (863)763-6232.



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 o" make offer.
t '3O) 398-1120
MOBILE HOME, '75, 12x50,
Handyman Special in, River
Bend MHPneed approved by
park 50+ $500.
(863)763-4782
Rim Creek Seminole Village,
adult park, 14x46, 1BR, MH,
fully furnished, cathedral
*ceilings, c/a, boat slip, lot
rent $250, asking $21,000.
863-763-6734 Iv. msg.
WATERFRONT w/Boat Slip.
2BR/2BA Dbl. Wide., Okeecho-
bee. Nice lot. Very clean. Own-
er financing. 863-467-1967

Recreation



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



,14' BOAT- urninii l:e'. fiber-
gl4i .'4, i;ri rid r,. irlr, used
iW e, Call for inliirmaialon
(863)675-2941
CANOE, 17 Ft., Fiberglass.
$50. Call (863)675-0369 af-
ter 5:15 pm or on weekends.


AIR BOAT 12ft fiber glass,
everything but prop & motor.
$750 or best offer
(954)520-6707
AIR BOAT HULL 14ft,
Apache hull, and metal work,
rigged for 0470 $1200
(863)697-1443
AQUASPORT- '99, Center con-
sole, 40hp Yamaha Brand
new, Only used once
$3000. 863-634-7780
CAROLINA SKIFF 17 Ft., 70
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)634-5471 email:
rman605@aol.com
PONTOON- 28', 50hp, New
deck & carpet. Very good
condition, On water, $3500.
(863)467-1720
PONTOON BOAT '89, 27', Fi-
berglass, 100 hp 0/B Mariner.
Wrap around seating w/cov-
ers. $2500. 863-357-6901
PONTOON TRAILER 20FT-
alvanized tandem axle,
850 (561)723-1690
SEA KAYAK- 17' Prijon Kodiak,
red, with paddle, $535.
(863)357-7406
V-Hull 12ft, aluminum boat
w/trailer & 1948 Johnson
motor, motor needs Water
pump $600 (863)467-0436


TRAVEL TRAILER, 8x34 w/ 4
ft. extension. $6000 invested.
Older. Some Hurricane Dam-
age. $2500. (863)675-6105



OUTBOARD MOTOR, Sears,
15hp, very clean, low hours
$450 or best offer
(863)236-0100
STAINLESS STEEL CHAIN,
240 Ft., 3/8 Inch. $2400
,(863)467-2267



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.
HONDA MOTORCYCLE
CM400, '81, needs work,
brand new light & tire to be
put on $200. (863)983-7457
RM 125, '01, FMF Shortie fac-
ing exhaust, race ready,
power band every gear,
$2000. ,iT63-2730 R
Yamaha Roadstar 2005 -
Midnight S.iiverdj,, 1700cc,
hard bags, windshield, chrome
front end, white wall, back
rest, full wrnty, show room
cond. Must sell $9,500
(239)691-0657








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WE CAN OFFER INSURANCE ON ALMOST ANY OF
YOUR EXCEPTIONAL TOYS WITH GREAT RATES,
COVERAGES, DISCOUNTS & SERVICES.
O*RFELATr FLOR RtA
G lI N S U RAN C E
AT 2303 S PARROTT AVE., SUITE G, IN OKEECHOBEE
OR CALL US AT (863) 763-1515
(863) 983-0009 CLEWISTON
(772) 597-4321 INDIANTOWN


ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
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.
Gpab a burgn from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or cos-
et kI today's dasstleds.


CHEROKEE '03- 30 ft, great
condition, Trs Ext Serv thru
2009 $10,750
(863)447-0126
One mano's trash Is amoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad H the classi-
faids.


Automobiles

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Buick Skylark Limited 1997-
4dr sedan/6cyl, excel cond.
can be financed, $4100
(863)467-9877


A DONATED VEHICLE- may
.provide vocational training
for someone in a recovery
program or transportation for
a single parent family.
(866)855-0902
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
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the casllsmeds
Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sae-
ing them hI the cdasl-
fleds.
Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
the classlfelds.


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FORD TAURUS '89- Runs
needs front & rear bumper
$800 (863)612-5255 "
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. A/C. Runs great $2500
(863)357-2891
Mitsubishi Gallant ES, '95, 4
dr., 4 cyl., auto, cold a/c,
runs & drives new, $2500 or
best offer. (772)461-3276
OLD'S CUTLASS CIERA- '95,
Some front end damage.-
Runs great. $500.
(863)261-1117
SATURN SC2, 1995 5 spd.,
2 dr., white, nice shape, a/c
blows cold, $1400/best of-
fer. Call Rob, 863-634-7299.
SATURN STATION WAGON-
'96, SW2, Good cond. Look
excellent. Great gas mi.
$1600. (863)228-2185
toi a. i1
AUTO WANTED:
Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible / Truck. Please call
(954)561-2776



BRONCO, 4x4, 1978, orig.
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 e-mail
stumphilll@hotmail.com


CLUB CAR, '03, new condi-
tion, windshield, curtains,
fans, $2500. (863)697-1350
or (863)763-2063
EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good batt & charger
$750 (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063
GOLF CART- 1987 Gas Yama-
ha G1, 2 cycle, needs minor
elec work. Asking $400
(863)697-3865
GOLF CART- 1999 Club car,
gas, reconditioned 1995,
1995. (863)675-1472.
GOLF CART, '99 Club Car, Gas
powered. Aluminum box.
$1500. (772)332-6623
GOLF CART- Club car, green,
electric, with charger,
$1295. (863)675-1472.


CAR TOW DOLLY: Great
shape. Purchased in '04,
used 1 time.- $500.
(239)303-9283
Glasstek Topper, w/sliding
glass window on front and
sides fits, 8ft bed on Ford
truck $300 (863)697-8906
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regularly:
the classifieds.
How do you find a Job In
today's competitive
market? M the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sMfleds


Community Events


Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting usedcell 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 Okee-
chobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., on Tuesdays and
-Thursdays from 5 until 7 p.m. Volunteers will be available to assist
Medicare recipients in selecting and enrolling in Medicare Part D
programs. Those taking part will need to bring their complete list of
all prescription medications and dosages, along with 'their
Medicare card. Anyone who feels that may be eligible for govern-
ment assistance in paying premiums must bring proof of income.

Church offers program for families
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. will
hold classes on Tuesday mornings from 10 until, 11 :30 a.m. for par-
ents and pre-school children. The curriculum will explore God's
word through activity centers. There will also be a special class for
parents. For information or to register, call Angela at (86.3) 7763-
4021.

Parenting classes are offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be presenting par-
enting education classes. All pregnant women, and parents are
encouraged to attend. For specific dates, information and to regis-
ter 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 Richard H. Gentzler, Jr. and Craig Kennet Miller.
The study will take place each Tuesday from 6:45 until 7:45 p.m. at the
church. The study is open to e\ eryone, and will be led by Rev. Bruce
Simpson and Rev. Jim Dawson: For information or to register, call (863)
763:4021.

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 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 orgarnzautL.ons. Work dai s and hours are
flexible. Call 16.31634-2306 Ior information.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-ptofit oigan-
ization, is no%\ available to ofler free pregnancy testing to girls and
Women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pttgnarinc tests, peer
counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and absti-
nence 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 Tues-
days. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the movie the-
atre. If \ou would d like more information on this or set an appointment
forafree pregnancy test please call 1863.1 763-8859.


Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic eduL
cation/GED and English as a second language classes at these locations'
Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as second lan-
guage classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon, aduill
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.mi
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 lati
guage classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.

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 front)
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.

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.


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plastic covering that is applied":.
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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
TIRES, Cooper Discoverer, A-
T, 315-75-R16, 95% tread,
$350. (863)634-3251 :
TRANSMISSION Rebuilt
7004R, $300 or best offer.
Call (863) 467-8856


CHEVY 1/2 TON PU '83- 350
auto, 40K miles, needs some
work $1500 or best offer
(863)697-3804
CHEVY PICK UP'1983, V8
Diesel. Very good condition.
$1350 (863)357-7214 after
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)697-3306


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FORD F150- '78, Slant 6, Re-
built Trans & Motor. Needs
TLC $400. or best offer.
(561)346-4646
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
772-519-2256


CARGO TRAILER: 6x12, En-
closed w/ramp door. Like
new. $1800 (863)763-4982
FLATBED TRUCK BODY- 9'x7',
Mounted on single axle.
Manual engine hoist, 2 5/16
ball. $1000. (863)697-9704
UTILITY TRAILER- 4'x11',
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
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN-
'96, Seats 7, A/C, New tires,
Runs Great. $2500.
(863)357-6501
DODGE RAM '89, 250, Con-
version Van High top, $6000
firm (863)763-0214 or
697-0317
Your new car could be In
today's paper. Have you
looked for it?


PUBLIC NOTICE
Okeechobee Utility Authority will temporarily change its method of chlorinating
potable water to insure the future, safety of our dnnking 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-
cerning 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 properlytreated 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
hours.
We sincerely regret any Inconvenience you may experience during this time. Please
keep In mind that thiis necessary to provide safe water for the customers of
Okeechobee Utility Authority.
If additional Information is needed, contact Roy Reno at 763-3239. We regret any
Inconvenience that this may cause you. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATON.
OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
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