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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The
UCLA defense had blocked his
final shot and he had commit-
ted his final foul. Wearily, Glen
Davis plopped down on the
bench and shook his head.
Oh, Baby, can the Bruins
play defense.
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310-pound star, the guy known
as "Big Baby," had a chance.
The Bruins shut Davis down
Saturday en route to a 59-45 vic-
tory over the Tigers that put
them one win away from their
12th national title.
Sports, Page 5
Tips to improve
credit scores
Tallahassee With the
Spring' home buying season
upon us, many consumers
begin the process of searching
for their first home to purchase
while others put their current
home up for sale and look for a
new house. Before prospective
home buyers check out the
new neighborhood they plan
to settle in, it is important to first
learn more about their credit
score and how it affects their
ability to borrow money for a
mortgage...
A credit score is a deter-
mined scientific number from
300-850, which indicates the
level of risk for repayment of
debt to a lender at the Lime of
the credit inquiry. Credit scores
are based on a consumer's cur-
rent debt utilization, payment
history including mortgages,
credit cards, auto loans, bank-
ruptcy filings and any other
public records, along with how
long their credit has been
established and a mix of credit
types they are using. The num-
ber of inquiries about their
credit during the last 12 months
may or may riot be a factor
influencing their credit score,
depending on all the other fac-
tors present in their credit file at
the time of the inquiry.
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Drought Index
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Source: Florida Division
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Lake levels

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Comics . . . . . .7
Community Events ... .4
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Rosie, the mini horse got plenty of attention at the Fort Drum Days Festival at the Fort
-Drum Community Church on Saturday. The children, Julie Ann, Megan.-Tannier,- Shea, *
Burgandy, Rachel, Brandon, Fallon, Erin, Bailey, Jazzmine, Sabrina, and Genesis all
enjoyed spending time petting the pint-sized horse. Darlene Stamper from The Little
Man feed store in Fort Drum brought Rosie to the weekend long festival to the delight
of local children.


Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Winners of the 'bake-off' during the annual Fort Drum Days Festival were decided after
much deliberation. The three winners were delighted to take the stage as their names
were announced. Joann Thompson took the first place ribbon with her Italian cream
- layer cake. Louise Butler took the second place spot with Mary Bishop winning third
place.


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Children's Week events

continue until April, 4


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee children are par-
ticipating in the statewide "Chil-
dren's Week" activities that help
bring awareness to lawmakers
about issues important to chil-
dren and families. The event
began- March .31 and runs
through April 4.
Pat Hickman, with the Early
Learning Coalition, is promoting.
events during the week, which
focus on a plan titled "In the
Hands of a Child." The coalition
purchased disposable cameras
and are taking them to childcare
centers where children take pic-
tures of each other in Okee-
chobee, St. Lucie, Martin and
Indian River counties. Once
developed, the pictures will be
enlarged and put on display in
the local libraries.
On Friday, March 31, Ms. Hick-


man was at A Child's World Day-
care and Preschool, where the
kids took each other's picture.
The pictures will be on display in
the next week at the Okeechobee
County Library, the One Stop
Career Center of Okeechobee,
and the Ft. Pierce office of the
Early Learning Coalition of Indi-
an River, Martin and Okeechobee
counties.
The photos also will be on dis-
play at the 15th annual Treasure
Coast Children's Conference at
Indian River Community College
in-Ft. Pierce on. May 20.
Children's Week activities are
taking place in many counties
across the state, and the official
Children's Week celebration will'
take place in the state's capitol
on April 4 and will feature a press
conference, a legislative lunch-
eon and an awards ceremony.
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Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Picture this! Ashlyn Lafferty takes Kalyn Hickman's picture at A Child's World Childcare and
Preschool on Friday, March 31, as part of the Okeechobee County "Children's Week" cele-
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Legislative issues facing the
state's children this legislative
session were targeted this year by
many non-profit organizations.
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Week celebration in Tallahassee
will provide advocates, families
and legislators the opportunity to
learn about important issues
affecting the health and well-
being of children in the state of
Florida. All activities are free and
open to the public.
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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.
Third Ave.
For information, call the City Clerk's Office at (863) 763-3372, ext.
215.

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

Loans help replace storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc. has
received $500,000 for the HOME Again Loan Program, which helps
homeowners with replacement of their hurricane damaged or
destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will help applicants who meet the 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 insur-
ance 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 -
$37,300; six persons $40,100; seven persons $42,850; and, eight
persons -$45,500.
Interviews for applications for this program are by appointment
only. To make an appointment for an interview, call Jessie Vazquez at
(863) 467-5525. The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing Inc. office is
open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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







The Okeechobee News, Monday, April 3,2006


Glades County Round-up


OFC students awarded for academic excellence


Visioning workshop
scheduled for today
Florida's Heartland Rural Eco-
nomic Development Initiative,
(FHREDI), Glades County, the
City of Moore Haven, and Glades
County School Board, Glades
County Economic Development
Council, Inc., and community
leaders are encouraging residents
from around Glades County to
participate in the third and final
visioning workshop Monday,
April 3, from 6 until 9 p.m. at the
Farris Davis American Legion
Post 299 Hall on River Road in
Moore Haven. Hear from experts
on current activities in the county.
Identify your treasures. Tell us
what you want for the future of
Glades County. For more infor-
mation on the "Creating the
County We Want" workshop,
please phone Glades County Eco-
nomic Development Council
Executive Director Tracy Whirls
at (863) 946-0300 or (863) 227-
2438. Refreshments will be
served.

Juvenile justice
meeting is April 5.
The Glades Juvenile Justice
Council will hold their quarterly
meeting Wednesday, April 5, at
noon, at the Glades County
School Board Office in Moore
Haven. Please join us as we work
to help the youth of our county.
Call (863) 946-2083 X 15 for fur-
ther information.

EDC social
set for April 6
CHL Holdings and Country
Homes and Land will host the
first Glades County Economic
Development Council social of
the year, a joint social with the
Hendry County Economic Devel-
opment Council, Thursday, April
6, beginning at 5 p.m., at the CHL
Model Center on 2480 East S.R.
80 two miles east of LaBelle. Fin-
ger food and a beer/wine bar
with proceeds to be split
between Hendry EDC and Glades
EDC will be available at CHL's
Sales Office and all three model
homes will be open for viewing.
Hendry and Glades County busi-
nesses, officials and others are
encouraged to come and
exchange business cards, and
learn about projects the EDCs are
doing. At about 6 p.m., CHL will
give a brief presentation on the
company's history, futlue, and
current projects. For more infor-
mation phone (863) 946-0300 or
(863) 675-6007.


Glades EDC
meets April 10
The Glades County Economic
Development Council will meet
Monday, April 10 at 6:15 p.m. at
Glades Electric Cooperative, to
give our members an opportunity
to attend the final "Creating the
County We Want" visioning ses-
sion, April 3. Come hear reports
on our Main Street initiative,
plans for Glades County's
prospective business park and
other projects going forward. All
EDC members are welcome to
attend. If you are not an EDC
member, you should be! Contact
us for a membership application
at .
twhirls@gladescountyedc.com

Shelter operation
training to be held
A Shelter Operations Training
schedule has been set for April
29, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The
training will be given by ARC and
is intended for those who have
worked or would like to work in a
shelter. The training is available
for anyone who wants it. If any-
one is interested, or would like
additional information, they can
contact Erica, at (863) 946-6020.

CREWneeds
volunteers
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce CREW)
of Hendry and Glades Counties is
seeking volunteers to assist resi-
dents with repairs and continued
clean up efforts in the aftermath
of Hurricane Wilma. Carpenters,
electricians, plumbers, drywall
installers and other trades skills
are needed as well as anyone
willing to lend a hand! For more
information, e-mail CREWhead-
quarters@aol.com or phone
(863) 0983-4316 or (863) 946-
1457.

CREW seeks
donations
The Community Rebuilding
Ecumenical Workforce CREW of
Hendry and Glades Counties is.
seeking donations of building:
materials and supplies, including
lumber, nails, drywall, to assist
residents with repairs and contin-
ued clean up efforts in the after-
math of Hurricane Wilma. Dona-
tions, including nrionetary
contributions, are tax deductible.
For more- information, e-mail
CREW headquarters @aol.com
or phone (863) 983-4316 or (863)
946--157.


The administration of Okee-
chobee Freshman Campus is
pleased to announce the names
of students who earned 'Honor
Roll' for the third nine weeks of
the 2005-2006 school year. The
following' students should be
commended for the diligence in
academic excellence.
Gold Honor Roll recipients
with a G.P.A of 4.0 included: Joy
Burnham, Nathan Candler, Erika
Cervantes, Brittny Cutler, Ruby
Estrada, Rachel Fairchild, Daniel
Guzman, Stephanie Haymond,
Georgia Hert, Jessica Jones, Seth
Peterson, Vianey Pineda, Taylor
Pritchard, Laura Serrano-
Velaquez, Mariah Sinclair, Dawn
Skeen, Patricia Sulzer and Ashley
Welch.
Silver Honor Roll was award-
ed to the following students who
earned a G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher
including: Luke Bailey, Courtney
Beamer, Kayla Benson, Kari
Berger, Travis Blowers, Timothy
Brazil, Brittany Carrier, Danielle
Childers, Jack Cofield, Septem-


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berlyn Davis, Ciara Delagall,
Cinthia Delgado, Miranda
DuBois, Amanda Ebenhack, Jay
Erasmus, Jesus Flores, Billie Jo
Freeman, Robyn Futch, Clint Girt-
man, Rafael Gordillo, April Gray,
James Greeson, Amanda Hall,
Nathan Halliday, Victoria Hamil-
ton, Ashley Handley, Krischell
Harris, Caitlan Higgins, Christo-
pher Hodum, Cherie Huddle-
ston, Ahanna Jose, Allison
Kuipers, Jennifer Maddox, Silvia
Martinez, Jessica Medina,
Heather Menendez, Brianna
Mueller, Cassandra Murray, Chad
Negron, Craig Norris, Vicky Patel,
Nathaniel Pollard, Korinne Ray-
man, Ramiro Rodriguez, Jessica
Romero, Zachary Sadler, Charles


Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Island Days
Lunchroom tables at Central Elementary School were
decorated island style for Friday's, 'Island Days' to cele-
brate students who collectively earned 15,000 points for
the school's accelerated reading program. Rainne Kusi-
ak and Skylar Casian worked to finish their lunches
before getting a frozen treat for dessert.


Obituary


Todd Alan Gloeckner
Todd Alan Gloeckner, age 45, of
Okeechobee, died. Saturday, April
1, 2006, at Raulersor Hospital. A
resident of Okeechobee since 1992,
Mr. Gloeckner shared a great pas-
sion for wildlife.
Mr. Gloeckner is survived by: his
mother, Barbara J. McGee of Okee-
chobee; brother, Karl R. Gloeckner
and wife Susan of 'Jensen Beach;
sister, Heidi Pa.ne of Sunrise;
nephew, Tom Payne, Jr., of Talla-
hassee: and, two nieces, Sarah
Payne of Sunrise and Karla Gloeck-


ner of Jensen Beach.
A memorial service will be con-
ducted at the Buxton Funeral Home
Chapel on Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at
1 p.m.
In lieu of 1los ei s, memorial
contributions may be made to Hos-
pice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box,
1548, Okeechobee, Florida 34973,
Also, memorial contributions may
be made to'Arnold's ;Vildlile in
Qkeechobee.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


Sadler, Jose Santibanez,
Jonathan Schrock, Justina
Stokes, Patricia Sulzer, Ruby
Thomas, Chastity Thornton,
Jamie TIndall, Laura Torres,
David Williams and Grace
Williams.
Bronze Honor Roll Awards
were received by students who
earned a G.P.A. of 3.0 and above
including: Yaminah Aguilar, Brett
Barcia, Randi Barnes, Allyson Bil-
lie, Justin Blanco, Elizabeth
Calvillo, Yesica Campos, Angela
Cardin, Joshua Christian, Kyle
Colburn, Clayton Colt, Brandon
Cook, Emily Cortez, Lindsay
Crum, Richard Doss, Christina
Duffield, Brenda Ellerbee, John
Everett, Michael Fessel, Michelle
Fisher, Michelle Flores, Rebecca
Foster, Kayla Frankum, Victor
Gandarilla, -Nancy Garcia,
Stephanie Gibson, Maria Gonza-
lez, Brittany Haggard, M'Lynn
Hair, Rebekka Hair, Chad Harri-
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Community Events

Benefit fish fry is planned
VFW Post 9528,2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead Ridge, will host a
fish fry Jail and Bail on Sunday, April 9, from 12:30 until 3 p.m. All
proceeds will go to the Glades County Sheriff's Office to help start
a K-9 unit. The cost will be $6.
Class of '77 planning reunion
The class of 1977 is planning their 30-year reunion. All 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.
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
session 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.
Church hosting Easter egg hunt,
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will
hold their annual Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 15, at 10 a.m.
The children of Okeechobee and their parents are invited to take
part in the activities and have lunch. Everyone should bring their
own baskets.,
Eagles Club hosting benefit
The Eagles Club on U.S. 441 N. will host a benefit for Larry
Shrader on Saturday, April 15, beginning at 2 p.m. There will be
food, fun, auction and music. Donations can be made to a special
account that has been set up at Big Lake National Bank. For infor-
mation, call Steve Cates at (863) 63-1-2061.
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 horse-
back, a regular Easter egg hunt for small children, relay races both
on and off horseback, pony rides, a Chinese auction and a horse-
shoe tournament., There will also be live entertainment. The
events are open to the public. Those bringing horses must show
negative Coggins. Those who plari to bring horses are asked to
call in advance, so plans can be made to accommodate the num-
ber 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
services at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 16, on the banks of Lake
Okeechobee. Seating will be limited, so please bring a chair. The
offering will be given to Big Lake Missions to help them raise
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Upcoming Events

Monday
Narcotics Anonymous meets every Monday at 7 p.m. for an
open discussion meeting at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3
Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780
or (863) 467-5474.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace
Lutheran 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. Any-
one interested 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 Centel at (863) 763-4320;
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Aye., for breakfast. For infor-.
mation, 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 meet-
ing. 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 informa-
tion, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish 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 Depart-
ment, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the
group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with
Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-
2893.
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.
welcome all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39,
who are interested in working towards the betterment of ourcommu-
nity. For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting. .
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon :building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. Foriinformation;
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
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone 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

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

Driver safety course planned
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, April 22,
and Saturday, April 29, at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third
St., from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. You do not have to be an AARP
member or have AARP auto insurance to attend. All seniors 55 and


over are invited. Consult your auto insurance agent for your three-
year discount upon class completion. For information, contact the
instructor, Mrs. Bryan, at (863) 763-0351. The cost of the class is
$10, and must be paid by check only.

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

Free memory loss screenings offered
The Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E. Park St., will host free
memory loss screenings on Friday, April 28, from 11 a.m. until 2:30
p.m. Appointments are needed for the screenings, and the screen-
ings 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 Donna True at (800) 861-
7826 ext. I or (772) 285-6291.


Community Events

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"
Monday, 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 representatives 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 hold-
ing a fundraiser for their scholarship award by giving away a
quilt and afghan. Tickets can.be obtained with a $5 donation.
The drawing will be held April 3. For information, contact Gay
Carlton at (863) 763-5755, Kay McCool at (863) 763-2829, Mari-
on Davis at (863) 763-3991, Paulette Whipple at (863) 467-2487
or Regina Hamrick at (8.63) 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 Dis-
trict 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 Okeechobee County. The topic is "Wise Use of Florida's
Water Resources." Speeches are to be six to eight minutes in
duration. Time under or over these limits will cost the contest-
ant two points for each 15 seconds or part thereof.Three inde-
pendent judges will score contestants on content, composition
and delivery. Contestants may use notes while speaking, but
visual aides may not be used. Prizes for the contestare $500 for
first, $400 for second and $300 for third. There vill also be a
participation prize of $50 to all contestants. Any student inter-
ested 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 play-
ers 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 Tournament; 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 concert is sponsored by a grant from the Florida Humani-
ties Council and is open to the public.

Library hosts Storytelling Festival
The Okeechobee County Library will be holding its fifth
annual Storytelling Festival Saturday, April 8, from 2 until 4
p.m. The 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.

Masons host garbage can chicken dinner
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave., will
host their annual garbage can chicken dinner on Saturday,
April 8, from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Lodge. The suggested dona-
tion will be $6 for adults and $3 for children under 10. For tick-
ets or information, contact Jose Verano 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 a yard sale on Friday,
April 7, and Saturday, April 8, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale
will be held at the Hospice of Okeechobee big blue volunteer
house located at the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third
Avenue, next to the Hospice residence. All proceeds benefit
patient care in Okeechobee. All yard sale donations are accept-
ed 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 con-
sist 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.

Free tax counseling service offered
AARP-Taxaide will be available each Monday and Tuesday
beginning through April 17 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the
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 taxpayers 60 years old or
older. Please bring last year's tax return, all W-2s, 1099s, inter-
est, dividend, broker and Social Security statements for 2005.
Picture ID, Social Security card and birth dates ariequired 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.'








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"meet and greet" party. All of the
cowboys and monster truck driv-
ers will be on hand for autographs
and pictures prior to the actual


event at 8 p.m.
General admission is $14.
Junior (ages 6-12) admission is
$10 and children years old and
under are free.. ,
For. information visit
www.southernmonstertruck-
showdown.com.

Basketball camp
taking applications
Final applications are now
being evaluated for the Ten Star


All-Star Summer Basketball Camp
for boys and girls between the
ages of 10 and 19.
The camp is ir nit.ALiuIon rin!y.
Players fromff50 stif6s and 189
foreign countries attend,-.d the
2005 camp.
'Camp locations includ'-, but
are not limited to: Babson Park;
Gainesville, Ga.; Hickory, N.C.;
and, Lebanon, Tenn.
For a free brochure, call (704)
373-0873 anytime.


Agri-women's group
skeet shoot is planned
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hlayN announced tal I t1ein.-lu-
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rake place May 13 at QI iall
Creek Plantation, 19i017 I.E
224lh St.
Station sponsorships and
single shooter tickets are avail-
able.
For information, call Dianne
Spann at (863) 634-3327.


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6 BUSINESS


McDonald's renovates



Okeechobee restaurant


Okeechobee McDonald's is
proud to be bringing a new look
and enhanced customer service
to the restaurant at 4151 U.S. 441
S., Saturday, April 15. Okee-
chobee will officially reopen its
doors following two months of
renovations.
"We are so excited about the
changes to our store at 4151 U.S.
441 S.," said Edd Vowels,
owner/operator of Okeechobee.
"We are a family oriented busi-
ness, and we are looking forward
to enhancing the experiences of
our customers through the addi-
tional services we'll be providing


at this store."
Edd and Rita Vowels have
been active members of the
Okeechobee community for
more than 10 years. Edd is a
member of the Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce.
Okeechobee McDonald's
offers wireless connections in
both their locations. McDonald's
is now accepting both credit and
debit cards for McDonald's pur-
chases. Also, the McDonald's
Arch Card may be purchased and
redeemed in both locations.
The McDonald's at 4151 U.S.
441 S. will offer a game room for


its younger customers with com-
puterized games.
McDonald's founder, Ray A.
Kroc believed in giving back to the
community in which you serve.
McDonald's of Okeechobee looks
forward to continuing to have a
presence in the lives of its com-
munity members. McDonald's is
committed to being the best
employer in every community.
Through flexible hours, competi-
tive pay and the opportunity to
grow, McDonald's is proud to be
the employer we are.


Wiping out cancer
Recently volunteers from the American Cancer Society stood outside Wal-Mart with the
"Boots and Boxers" calendar and free tee shirts for donations to help wipe out cancer.
All together, $857.61 was collected in just over four hours. The next event will be the Cat-
tlemen's Ball at Quail Creek on April 8. Call for more information (800) 224-6844.


Tips to improve credit scores


Tallahassee With the Spring
home buying season upon us,
many consumers begin the
process of searching for their first
home to purchase while others
put their current home up for sale
and look for a new house. Before
prospective home buyers check
out the new neighborhood they
plan to settle in, it is important to
first learn more about their credit
score and how it affects their abili-
ty to borrow money for a mort-
gage.
A credit score is a determined
scientific number from 300-850,
which indicates the level of risk
for repayment of debt to a lender
at the time of the credit inquiry.
Credit scores are based on a con-
sumer's current debt utilization,


payment history including mort-
gages, credit cards, auto loans,
bankruptcy';tirigsa'nd any other.
public records, along with how
long their credit has been estab-'
lished and a mix of credit types
they are using. The number of
inquiries about their credit during
the last 12 months may or may
not be a factor influencing their
credit score, depending on all the
other factors present in their cred-
it file at the time of the inquiry.
The Florida Association of
Mortgage Brokers (FAMB) recom-
mends that consumers meet with
a certified mortgage professional
to discuss how to improve their
credit score and profile. During
the meeting with their mortgage
originator, the FAMB recom-


mends that consumers consider
the following tips .o improve their
credit score before. purchasing
the home of their dreams.
All credit card balances
should be paid to below 30 per-
cent of the available credit limit
on the card.
Do not consolidate credit
card accounts to one or two cards
and close out other accounts.
Consolidation of your credit card
balances will noticeably distort
the appearance of your credit uti-
lization. Having a low balance on
several credit cards is better than
having a high balance on one or
two cards where exceeding more
than 30 percent of your available
credit limit would indicate you
%were a higher credit risk profile.


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AIR CONDITIONING
Quality A/C & Heating
2800 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-1545
10% OFF cost to repair any Central A/C
Okeechobee Air Conditioning
312 S.W. 2nd St.
763-8391
10% OFF cost to repair any
Central A/C System

ALUMINUM GUTTERS
Barry's Seamless Aluminum
Rain Gutters
202 N.E. Greenbriar Ave.
Port St. Lucie, FL
877-878-9682
10% OFF any services

ART GALLERY
Absolutely Art Gallery
& Custom Framing
205 S.W. Park St.
357-1199
10% OFF storewide

AUTO
E&E Automotive Clinic Inc.
3585 Hwy. 441 N.
763-2666
5% OFF on selected maintenance services
including tune-ups, oil services, etc.

BEAUTY SUPPLIES
Trading Post Indoor Shops
AVON
3100 Hwy 441 S.
Free gift with any purchase

COMPUTER PARTS
T&D Computer Parts
6690 S.E. 88th Trail
467-1107
4% Discount on purchases $1,000 & under
8% Discount on purchases over $1,000

COMPUTER REPAIR.
Smith's Custom Computers
405 W. S. Park Street
763-3940
10% off Sales & Service
(excluding Internet Service)

DRY CLEANING
Porter's Dry Cleaners
1700 S. Parrott Ave.
467-1799
10% Discount

ELECTRIC
Big Lake Electric, Inc.
208 S.W. 7th Ave.
357-2744
10% Discount On All Servcle Repair Calls


FLIGHT TRAINING
Tradewinds Flight School, Inc.
2982 Aviation Way
Fort Pierce
561-460-7766
10% Flight Instruction, Air Craft Rental or Sight
Seeing Tours
Introductory flight $35.00. (Reg. $50)

GROCERY
Crazy Mary's Bent-n-Dent
927 W.S. Park Street
763-5515
5% Off Purchase

Trading Post Indoor Shops
Dent & Bent
3100 Hwy 441 S.
5% Discount

GUTTER SYSTEMS
JT's Guttering Systems
1677 S.W. 8TH ST.
763-7704
5% Discount

FURNITURE
Paula's Furniture
413 S.W. Park St.
357-6700
10% Discount

HEALTH FOOD
Nature's Pantry
417 W.S. Park St.
467-1243'
10% OFF all purchase

MIRRORS & VERTICALS
Unique Mirrors & Verticals
302 S.W.'2nd Ave.
467-7372
10% OFF

NURSERY & LANDSCAPING
Pelham Nursery
4333 Hwy. 441 S.E.
467-7415
10% OFF plants


PAWN SHOP
Elliotts Pawn Shop
419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
10% OFF on all purchases


PHOTO DEVELOPING
Elliotts Quik Foto
& 1 Hour Film Developing
419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
10% OFF film processing

PLUMBING
Lonnie Price Plumbing
4523 S.E. 30th St.
763-5959
10% Discount on Hourly Labor

PRESSURE CLEANING
Big Lake Pressure Cleaning
1111 N.W. 3rd Street
357-2773
10% OFF on all pressure cleaning and painting

RV & APPLIANCE SERVICE
McKenna's Appliance Repair
Mobile Service 357-1019
10% OFF first service call

STAINED GLASS
Tropical Stained Glass
2900 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-6263
5% OFF any merchandise

TAX SERVICE
Jackson & Hewitt
Tax & Accounting Serv.
3391 Hwy. 441 South
467-1040
10% OFF tax preparation or 3rd month bookkeeping free

TAXI SERVICE
Bardon Taxi
467-0488
10% OFF Fares

WATER TREATMENT
Water Treatment Co.
315 S.W. Park St.
763-1313
50% OFF in store fill up of your
containers,

Superior Water Works
917 W.S. Park St.
763-2636
FREE bottled water fill up with
discount card up to 5 gallons
Tri-County Water Treatment
& Well Service
110 S.W. 5th Ave.
357-8668
10% Off Any City Water Treatment Package


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104 N.W. 7th Ave.
(863) 763-4010
Comer Of SR 70 West & N.W. 7th Ave.
Emailk realestate@tucker-group.com
Website: www.tucker-group.com


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1881 U.S. Hwy. 441 S.E
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres,
III. .
Movie times for Friday, March'
31, through Thursday, April 6, are
as follows: .
Theatre I -"Ice Age 2" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Failure To
Launch" (PG-13} Showtimes: Fri- _
day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at,2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15,7 and9 p.m.
Theatre Ill "Hills Have Eyes" I
(R) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3-
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
. movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Library hosting
computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooper-
ative is a six library cooperative
serving Highlands, Hardee, DeSo-
to and Okeechobee counties. The
Heartland Library Cooperative
will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes
throughout the six libraries in the
four-county area. A technology a w
information trainer will take a
mobile computer lab to each
location ,four times per month to
teach computer classes. The
classes will teach basic computer
skills such as how to start up and
use a computer, how to log-on to
the Internet and how to commu-
nicate via e-mail with friends and
relatives. The more advanced
computer class will teach how to
keep the computer clean and
how to send. pictures. You may
also contact your local libraries
for these same classes. In Okee-
chobee, call (863) 763-3536 or
contact Gabriell Turner, informa-
tion tech trainer, at
gabi@ myhlc.org.
Child Find
helps kids Av
.1 Your local Florida niagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child
Find helps find and identify chil-
dren up to 21 years of age who
may need special education serv-
ices. The primary focus is on 3-
and 4-year-old children not yet in
a school setting. Child Find pro-
vides free screenings on speech
and language, development,
vision, and hearing. For informa-
tion, contact Debbie Wagner at
(800) 358-8525. --


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

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart. 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from
6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday
fromI 1 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

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

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


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LOST Chihuahua, REWARD,
black andtan, may have a
collar (505)313-5194
One man's trash Is anoth-
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COMPOSTED MANURE- For
your garden. You pick up.
Call-Laura or John at
(863)675-3231
Free to good home only, one
female Rottweiler, 2--3 yrs.
old,- loves kids,
(863)261-1887
Red Nosed Pit Bull, male, 6
yrs. old, good with kids.
(863)261-1887
RIDING LAWN MOWERS- 2,
42", Good for parts.You pick
up. (561)346-4646
ROTTI & LEOPARD Female,
German Shephard & Golden
Retriever, male.
863-634-9245
SOFA & RECLINER- free,. call
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Medical 210
Employment -
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Employment
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
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Needed Building Blocks
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SERVERS
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1111 S. Parrot Ave.

CDL DRIVER NEEDED
Must speak English. Excellent
pay depending on drop sites.
863-467-4411 Before 4pm.
DRIVER/LANDSCAPER/
MAINTENANCE PERSON:
Needed Full Time or Part Time.
Call 863-467-6377
FARM RANCH MECHANIC
General repairs for farm equip.
including heavy equip. Exp
with tools, Valid drivers li-
cense. Drug Free Work
Place. (863)634-9446
Full Time Concrete Leader,
Driver License Required,
$75,000 + income per year.
Call (863)763-6376
HOUSEKEEPING SPVSR
Fulltime
Bilingual a must.
Please apply at Pier II Resort
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(40 hrs). Bkgrd ck, drug free
workplace. (863)467-6677-
speakto Homer fulor Vivian.
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips
MECHANIC &
MECHANICS ASSISTANT-
Parttime & full time.
(863)610-0852
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
TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED:
Class A CDL. For Wrecker &
Low Boy Semi's. Apply at BMJ
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ing. For application & free
government job info., call
merican Assoc. of Labor
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emp., serv.
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In our fill plant facility.
Exc. healthcare benefits,
matching 401 K retirement
& profit sharing (paid
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pass background check.
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2534 NW 16th Blvd., Okee.
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ternships are available at the
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County Democrat and The Sun
newspapers. Learn about the
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newspapers are looking for
writers and photographers,
part or full time, to cover local
events. If you are enjoy attend-
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aren't shy about asking ques-
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and photographers, Interested
applicants please email re-
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The Glades County Democrat,
The Sun, and the Clewiston
News newspapers have open-
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assignment for stories and
photos. Work hours are ex-
tremely flexible. Interested ap-
plicants should email resume,
writing samples and referenc-
esto:
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"Positions starting at $9.00 per hour
plus! No Experience required
We are now staffing tow truck operator and cashier
positions. Training will be provided for individuals
with a clean background and license,
We offer good pay, insurance, 401K and gas
reimbursement. Raises and advancement
opportunities exist for good people.
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Salary based on experience
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Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
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ALUMINUM DMSION OF
O'Connell Construchon
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms. Carports
Room Addtions
Flonrida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
(863)634-2044

M & D CONTRACTING.
*Siding
*Soffit
*Fascia
*Seamless Aluminum
Gutters
1-800-893-8933
Uc. # 0CSL272-1


RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Root coating, Repair lo
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



Air Conditieers 5056
Antiques 510
.App .os ..'515.
Appirance Part 520
Beautyuplea-
Magazines535
BildinIMaterials640
Bumi,, w.ipuit $45
carpets ug--1,55O
children's Items .555

Cllec les 575
Comppte/Vide4. 580
Crafte/Suppea,,6585
Cruises . 590"
Drapes, ULst& Fabric 595


V .a' .i : ^ ;':615.
Eeli~iaint J- 620


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


AIR CONDITIONER Large
room. $175.
1863)763-8548
AIR CONDITIONER- For RV
13,000 BTU. Brand new
$500 1514)710-0094 be-
tween 5pm-9pm


BARBER CHAIR, Antique. MIg
by Emil J Padair Co. Pat #
1594408-1594409. Good
cond $1000(8631763-5881
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.
18631675-4858


DISHWASHER-top of the line
Haier, portable. RV size,
18"W used less hInan 10
times, $250 (502)644-2018
FREEZER, white, small,. cresi
type $99.1863)467-9363
REFRIGERATOR & FREEZER -
GE, $50. (863)467-1120.
REFRIGERATOR, 18.8 cu. It.
Brand new, includes ice
maker, $500 or best oiler
(863)467-4735
REFRIGERATOR, Frigidaire,
like new, 25 cu ft.. ice, wa-
ter & filter, $350
1863)467-6009
SMALL REFRIGERATOR-selt
defrosting, for a camper, al-
most new, $100
(1772)201-8932 OKEE
WASHER & DRYER Ken-
more, white, $150 tor the
pair. (863)467-1120.
WASHER & DRYER- $100 For
both (8631675-3038
WASHER & DRYER. $125.
(863)357-7075
WASHER & DRYER Maytag,
Stackable, heavy duty, good
working cond. $200
(8631634-1492


BICYCLE, Fold up. $30
(863)763-5870
THREE WHEELER, 24c. 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, root system,
28x8. 2 doors, exc cond
$1800 (502)644-2018
SHELVES 5/4 solid oak. Roul-
ed edges Finished. Sleel
arms Worth $2000. Now
$500 (863)674-0429

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.


ULicensed & Insured
863.763_5650
863.634.7145
107 SW 2" Stret
Okeechobee
License #765
SHUTTERS- 1-pr. 12'x24'",
2-pr 12x48", & 2-pr 14"x39'
All need to be painted. $25.
Will sep. (863)763-1997



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


CARPET & PAD- brand new,
blue approx 12x13, $75
(7721201-8932 Okeechobee


BABY CRIB- Brand new, no
mattress $40.
1863)675-7105
SASSY SEAT: Infant/Toddler.
$20. 1863)763-6131
TODDLER BED- Race Car,
witn mattress & bedding,
$50 (863)675-6829



WHEAT DISHES- Service for
8. Complete set incl. plat-
lers etc Lilke new. $750.
(863)467-0277


HOMECOMING/Pageant Dress,
Black dress whie itm size 3-4
$50 & Small Navy/Royal Blue
$50 1863)675-3659


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
best otter.. 863-824-3358
FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
CARDS(3-400 Racing &
Comic. late 80s early 90s
Exc. cond. $400 neg.
863)763-8943
Stadium Club 92 & '06, Topps
Senes I Baseball Cards, card
$750 (863)467-1484


ALL IN ONE PRINTER- Print
Trio/Photo. Lexmark P3150,
4 pnolo 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
1863)261-4633


ARMOIRE: Pine. New, in box.
63' x36'. Drawers, shelves &
closet Cost $575 Now $400
18631467-7996/610-3000
BEDROOM SUITE, while dbl,
w/1 6-drawer dresser and 1
w/3drawer nighl stand. $100
or best offer (863)675-3659
Bureau- Dresser Double, very
good cond. $80 or best offer
18631467-9877
CEDAR CHEST: New. in box
36"'20". Cost $250, Selling lor
$150 863-467-7996 or
863-610-3000
CHEST OF DRAWERS, Very
good shape $100
(863)357-4831
CHINA CABINET cherry,
lighted. $150.
(561)704-3690.
COFFEE TABLE & 2 END TA-
BLES, off white, w/cherry
wood tops & glass inserts,
$50.(863)763-8146
COMPUTER DESK W/CHAIR-
excellem condition, asking
$20 t863)357-6922
CORNER CABINETS (2) beau-
titul, cherry wood, must see,
$2500 or best of-
fer(863)763-0072
COUCH, blue & mauve, pillow-
top ends, $300.
(863)763-3982 Iv. msg.
DAY BED- light pine $150
(863)357-1517
DINETTE SET, wood, with for-
mica top & 4 captain's
chairs, green, $125.
(863)467-2557
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- e,.-
cel. cond. only $80 or best
orler (863)467-9877
QUEEN BED- light wood, Sca-
ly Posi mah, dresser w/mir-
ror. chest. 2 nilte stands
$1500 (863)763-9410
RECLINER- olive green, like
new, asking $125 or best oi-
ler (863)824-0739
SECTIONAL- 2 recliners, L
shaped, black wipin strips.
Great condo $750 or best o0-
let (863)634-2094
SOFA- lull size. Like new,
Lighl blue, beige, while & grey
striped. Reduce to $225.
(863)467-0670
SOFA SLEEPER, Flex Steel.
queen size, multi color lab-
ric, $100. (863)467-0487
TABLE wicker, glass top,
with 4 cnairs $35
1561)704-3690.
TABLE, w/butcher block top. 2
stools, w/while legs on table
& stools, $75 or best offer.
(863:983-6319 : .1%
Twin Craffmatic Beds, (2), or
put together to make 1 queen
size. body massage. $500
(863)467-8580



GOLF CART- E-Z-GO, 4
Wheeler. Lights Horn, Mir-
rors,Charger. Blue. $850
(863)697-2033
GOLF CLUBS- complete.
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag, putter, 30 misc.,
clubs, $95. (863)946-3123


SHOTGUN, 12 gauge pump.
w/slug barrel. Wesierntield,
$250 or Irade lor pistol.
(772)461-8822
SHOTGUN. New England lire-
arms, 20 gauge, oreakopen,
exposed hammer. $100
(772)461-8822



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



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


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



PATIO SET- n good cond
blue and WhiTe $50
(863)763-8146


ELEC WHEELCHAIR- 3 wheel
Sonic Pride-Mobility, elec lift,
$1200 or best offer
(863)675-2596
WHEEL CHAIR, Motorized w/2
heavy duty batteries. Good
condo $550. (863)675-0104


COCA-COLA Comforter set,
idbl 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,
$100.(863)610-7588
RELAX &.ENJOY, the outdoors
in this 2 seated swing $100.
(863)675-6556
JoN al the people who
say, "I sold It in the des-
alfleds."


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Lawn & u.are ,U8
Livestock 855
Iuiltry/Sdppes 60O
Seeds/Plants/'
Flower 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.
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


ISpecial Notice


ISpecial Notice


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
BLACK LAB PUPPIES, bom 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-
Wnitn allachmenis $25
(8631763-0557


FISHER STEREO SYSTEM--
Wlih 2-4' speakers $200,'
18630357-6315
SONY CASSETTE TO CAS-
SETTE- plays, records, syn-
chronized motors, new cond
$80 (863)675-2596
XM SATELLITE RADIO- Used 2
w.s Excellent condition $50.
1863)697-1846



CABINET STYLE- 52". Color
does not work $200.
(8631675-7105
TV, 13", Color & VCR Player.
Both are like brand new. $65
lor othn, will sep.
(863)357-4831


COLEMAN POWERMATE
GENERATOR 5-6,000 wan
surge used I week. $500
(863)692-2229
CUT OFF SAW- Black & Deck-
er, 9. Ext.a 9" blades. Excel-
lerilnt condition $75 Or best
offer 410-228-7137
GENERATOR- Craftsman,
3600 walt, 4 gal 7.0np.
5300 surge walls Still inr
bopy $500 (863)763-9527

LATHE 36"' w/Dupllcaior. $200
(863)467-6797
MECHANICS CREEPER- plas-
tic. exc cond, hail price. $17
cash 1863)675-4970 leave
message
MIG WELDER, Hobart 175.
with cart. e condo $400.
1863)357-5754


VCR, DAEWOO like new $20
1863)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. Hutcrinson
H Newion G BuCkner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts. A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S Newton,
BIG $$ (7721562-5567
Wanted Hay Bailer. usea.
(863)763-2936

Agriculture
Fs iis


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

Rentals

RENT
Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Com .ercial .

Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property .
Ben;:t.'-. ... ,925.
Hos Ret 930
Laand.'Rent 935:
ResArt Property -
Rent -,' ". 945S
Roommate 950,
Roioms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



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



OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba, all
appl.. privacy fence w/pado.
$1100tmo, $1100 sec Call
(863)467-1005

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
see your used Items In
the classlfelds.


BHR. On Canal w/Lake ac-
cess. 3 Bdrm.. 2 Ba, $1100
rmo. + ec. & real's. 561-
718-1113 or 863-763-3631
CBS 2BR,2BA, on waler w/
lake access, Irg screen patios.
newly remodeled, non smok-
ing, no pels, $1250/mo, 1st &
sec. w/opionl o buy
Call Brandli a1863-261-2762
CBS 3BR 1BA W/D upara
batn, kit. & [img. Inci City wa-
let in Iown Adult park $1100
mo.+ Sec. 561-346-4692
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, ile tnroughoul,
$.295/mo. tirct & sec, No
pels (561)248-3888
OKEECHOBEE- 3br. 2Da, No
pet, $1200 + sec dep. rels,
(8631634-1554
RENT TO OWN:
Basswood. HNew 3 BR, 2 BA
Bruised Credil Okay
$3000 down $1300 mo witn
$300 going toward down
payment. Call 863-467-0128



TENNESSEE Studio Apt o'd
water Crossville TN near
Knoxville $350 or Desi other
April 7-14 Good fishing
many amenities
(863)1467-7996/610-3000


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Business Place -
Sale .;..'.' .'- 00::; 5105
Co mmcial ;.' ;,
Property Sae 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farm Sale : .-1020
Houises-S:ale- 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
P rope Sale. .1035
k.and- l :. :1040
Open House. 0,150
Out of.S. te : st .
Property -, Sa 10 IOSS
RealEstate1Wantd 1085
Resort Prepoerty, 1.
Sale. ,1 070





Laundry Mat
Est. 25 yrs., 32 washers/
33 dryers, Located next
to Public $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 I list. Must see inside
$182,000. 18631697-8654
LAZY 7. CBS 3br. 2ba w!ol-
fice, lyr old. 1 acre, Ceramic
tile. Price reduce $265,000.
863-634-6706 or 634-6545
NW OKEE., Needs some re-
pairs. Additional lot at which
anoiner house can be built
Great Investment' Only
$260.000. Must See to Ap-
preciale (863)675-8603 or
673-3925 Day or nigni ask
TorDwignt.
Palm Village Ranch, 3/2.
55+, Royal Wall const, car-
port, storage shed, $265k.
561-236-0293.
SW Section SALE OR RENT
New 3 BR. 2 Ba, on large lot.
Circular driveway. 2 car gar-
age All appliances & new car-
pet 1863)467-5509


OKEE. BIKING 1.5 ac Near
paved RdlPark. Trees power.
uplrands. Pholos $49 900. Pat
at Coastal Rliy 1561)357-0554
When you want seometng
sold, advertise In the
classifleds.
Mobile Homes




Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sali 2020


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 Iba'Sin-
glewide incl. City Water 8
min. from town .$675. mo.
+ Sec. (561)346-4692
OKEECHOBEE- nice 2br, lba,
$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)728-248484
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 & refrifgeralor,
$3000 or m-nake ofier.
(330)398-1120.
MOBILE HOME, '75, 12x50,
Handyman Special in River
Bend MHRneed approved by
park 50- $500.
(863)763-4782

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



WATERFRONT w/Boat Slip.
2BR/2BA Dbl Wide. Okeecho-
bee Nice loi Very clean. Own-
er financing. 863-467-1967

Recreation I



Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skilis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Matne Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehiles/WATVs 303.5



14' BOAT- unsinkable, fiber-
glass, fish finder, trlr.used-
wice. Call for nrormalion
S(8631675-2941
AIR BOAT 12ft fiber glass,
everything but prop & motor.
$750 or best offer
(954)520-6707









10 The Okeechobee News, Monday, April 3,2006


AQUASPORT- '99, Center con-
sole, 40hp-Yamaha Brand
new, Only used once
$3000. 863-634-7780
CANOE, 17 Ft., Fiberglass.
$50. Call (863)675-0369 af-
ter 5:15 pm or on weekends.
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-
galvanized 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
$4 50 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-
n 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-
Jing exhaust, race ready,
power band every gear,
$2000. (863)763-2730


I Puli Notice


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Yamaha Roadstar 2005 -
Midnight Silverado, 1700cc,
hard bags, windshield, chrome
front end, white wall, back
rest, full wrnty, show room
cond. Must sell $9,500
(239)691-0657



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.


CHEROKEE '03- 30 ft, great
condition, Trs Ext Serv thru
2009 -$10,750
(863)447-0126


Automobiles-
(JITITI


Four Wbal Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 40O40
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
SportUtilty 4055
Tractor Traers : 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Van, 4070



A DONATED VEHICLE- may
provide vocational training
for someone in a recovery
program or transportation for
a single parent family.
(866)855-0902


Buick Skylark Limited 1997-
4dr sedan/6cyl, excel cond.
can be financed, $4100
(863)467-9877
BUICK STATION WAGON, '88,
needs transmission, $250.
(863)357-1938
FORD TAURUS '89- Runs
needs front & rear bumper
$800 (863)612-5255
FORD TAURUS WAGON- '89,
Good running car. $400.
(863)675-1907
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 WAGONl-
'96, SW2, Good cond. Look
excellent. Great gas mi.
$1600. (863)228-2185


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

Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classl-
fieds.


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 email
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 -
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-
set 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
Dlue, $1700. i863)69I-330'
FIm It faster. Se It soon-
er In the classflleds
How fast can your carp
go? It can go even faster
when you seg It In the
classlfleds.


I Pbic Notice


NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE
COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL
HOLD A MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2006 AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE AD-
MINISTRATION ANNEX BUILDING, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE,
SMALL CONFERENCE ROOM, 458 HIGHWAY 98 N., OKEECHOBEE, FL A COPY
OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE
UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION BY THE
BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING;
THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH
PURPOSES THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD
OF THE PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING
TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON
THE AGENDA ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING. ALL PROPERTY
OWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS
NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE
IN THE PROCEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICTS OFFICES BY CALL-
ING (863) 763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE
MEETING. NOTICE: COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING
AQUATIC SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT WIDE.
WlLLARD M. BYARS
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
17429 NW 242ND STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
(863) 763-4601 OR (863) 634-3166
122881 ON 4/3/06


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 $.180018631763-4982
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
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classllels. I


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/NC, New tires,
Runs Great. $2500.
(863)357-6501
DODGE RAM '89, 250, Con-
version Van High top, $6000
.irm (863)763-0214 or
697-0317
It's never too late to Ibnd
the perfect gift. Look for
It In the rjasiudflaLs.
How do you fIIn a Job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sileds


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting
through Rural Development, formed
Farmers Home Administration (FmHA),
United States Department of Agricul-
tu USDA),
vs. CASE NO.2006CA-72
MICHAEL DOUGLAS; DAVID GROSS-
MAN; JOHN MEARS; and JOHN AND
JANE DOE representing all unknown
minors, heirs, devisees, grantees, as-
slgnees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or
other claimants by, through, under, or
aalnst Polly Ann Carr aWa Polly Ann
Meara,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: John Doe and Jane Doe, represent-
ing all unknown minors, heirs, devi-
sees, grantees, assignees, tienors,
creditors, trustees, or other claimants
by, trough, under or against Polly Ann
Meara, wa Polly Ann Carr, deceased,
and all parties having a claim, right, ti-
tle or interesting the property herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action fore-
close a mortgage on the following de-
scribed property In Okeechobee
County, Rodda:
LOT 25, HI LO ACRES, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGERS 39 AND
40, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHO-
BEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, If any, to it on NEAL E.
YOUNG, Plaintiffs attorney, whose ad-
dress is 300 Third StreetN.W., Winter
Haven, Florida 33881,n or before
thirty (30) days from date of first publi-
cation or April 13, 2006, and file the
orginal,with the Clerk of the Court ei-
ther before service on Plaintiffs attor-
ney or immediately thereafter,
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the ComplfL
If you are a person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in order to
participate In this proceeding, you are
entitled, at no cost to you, to the provi-
sion of certain assistance. Please con-
tact Court Administrator, Peggy Ward,
2000 16th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL
32960 (561) 770-5185 Ext 183 or call
TOD 1-800-955-8771, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this
document; if you are heang or voice
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771,
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
Court on March 9,2006.
SHARON ROBERTSON
8y U,' ,i ,oln, r,
As Deputy Clerk
120599 CGS 3/13,20,27;4/3/06


Community Events


Reunion planned for '60s classes
There will be a '60s reunion at the KOA Convention Center, 4276
U.S. 441 S., from 6 p.m. until midnight on June 24. If you are a mem-
ber of a class from 1960-1969 you are invited to attend. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-6464 or (863) 763-8865.

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

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.
Large eggs are $4 each with names, small eggs are $1 each Call
(863) 763-4654 to placeyour 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@ihotlmail.comn

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Rauler-
son Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for
seniors at the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and blue-
grass and gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center
would like to expand its activities to groups that would like to play
board games, card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has
any ideas, contact Sheila at (863) -162-5180 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
edition 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on
brass and includes a numbered certificate and historical informa-,
tion. Each ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale, of the orna-
ments will go to the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool,
(863) 763'-2829; Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette \V nipple,
(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 Civil Air 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 mis-
sions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace edu-
cation and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side
by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the
Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

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

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

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


Help with Medicare Part D offered
Free help with Medicare Part D will be offered at the Okeechobee
County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., on Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 5 until 7 p.m. Volunteers will be available to assist Medicare
recipients in selecting and enrolling in Medicare Part D programs.
Those taking parl ill need to bring their complete list of all pre-
scription medications and dosages, along with their Medicare card.
Anyone who feels that may be eligible for government assistance in
pay ing.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 parents
and pre-school children. The curriculum will explore God's word
through activity centers. There will also be a special class for par-
ents. For information or to register, call Angela at I 863) 763-4021.

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 register
for the class call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.

Church offering study sessions
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., is offer-
ing a short term study program. The Forty-Sixty is based on Disciple-
ship Resources literature by Richard H. Gehtzler, Jr. and Craig Ken-
net Miller. The study will take place each Tuesday from 6:45 until
7:45 p.m: at the church. The study is open to everyone, and will be
led by Rev. Bruce Simpson and Rev. Jim Dawson. For information or
to register, call (86:3) 763-4021.

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

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


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

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop,;
123 S.W Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. until nfoon; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23
Lane, English as a second language classes, Monday -Wednesday
5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St.,
English as a second language classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6
until 8 p.m.

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

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

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


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