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Vol. 97 No. 94


Inside

Wild weather
kills 27 people
NEWBERN, Tenn. (AP) -
Thunderstorms packing torna-
does and hail as big as softballs
ripped through eight states,
killing at least 27 people, injur-
ing scores and destroying hun-
dreds of homes in the South
and Midwest.
Tennessee was hit hardest,
with tornadoes striking five
western counties Sunday and
killing 23 people, including an
infant and his grandparents and
a family of four.
Most of the deaths were
along a 25-mile path stretching
from Newbern, about 80 miles
northeast of Memphis, to Brad-
ford, officials said. The Highway
Patrol sent teams with search
dogs to the area Monday to
check what remained of dam-
aged homes and businesses for
anyone who might be trapped
in the rubble.
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Two win
bass tourney
Pat Dravo and Terry Frisenda
came from behind Sunday
afternoon to take the second
annual Russ Bringger Memorial
bass tournament. The team
had 17.44 lbs. following the first
day of competition on Saturday
and brought 24.49 lbs. to the
scale on Sunday to earn first
place honors and take home a
checkfor$1,500.
Robert Kimbrough and his
wife Teresa Kimbrough were in
the lead by nearly seven pounds
after weigh-ins on Saturday.
But, %%hen they' stepped to the
scale on Sunday, they only had
one fish (4.86 lbs.) in their bag,
opening the way for the rest of
the 41 boat field
As Dravo and Krisenda
stepped into the weigh-in line .
Sunday afternoon, spectators
could see that they had a good
bag of ish, but no one \\as sure
if their weight was good
enough to take the lead until
after the final angler had
weighed in and the weights
were tallied.
Sports, Page 5
Postells wins
CTT tourney
Richard and Richey Postell
brought 25.90 lbs. of bass to the
weigh-in'scale Saturday after-
noon to claim the $1,000 first
place check in the Christian
Team Trail Classic. Weigh-ins
were held. at the Scott Driver
ramp due to Water Fest and
another bass tournament, at
Okee-Tantie Campground and
Marina.
Sports, Page 5

S Drought Index
Current 446
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels


14.52 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
15.37 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

Index
Classifieds ...... 10-12
Comics ............9
Community Events... .4
Crossword ......... 10
Obituaries .......... .3
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out ..... ... .4
Sports ............. 5
TV ....... ....... . .10
Weather ............ 2
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"Earthman" and friends presented a children's concert Saturday at the Waterfest cele-
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Tyler Byerly (left) and his sister Jade Byerly' (right) check out the year old alligator being
held by Sue Arnold (middle) of Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at Waterfest this
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Hearings on



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By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
After presenting Detective
Bettye Taylor with a 10-year
service pin and tabling a final
reading on a rezoning applica-
tion for A Child's World Day-
care/Preschool, the Okee-
chobee City Council will hold a
public hearing on a series of
land use changes at their meet-
ing Tuesday, April 4, starting at
6p.m.,
Five applications to change.
'the city's future larnd use map
will be heard during the public
hearing as follows:
Ordinance 938, submitted
by Jorge and Stella Fulleda, to
change property at 602 S.E.
10th Ave. from single-family
Presidential to multifamily;
Ordinance 939, submitted


by Mark Brandel, to change
property at 309 N.E. Sixth Ave.
from single-family residential to
light commercial;
Ordinance 940, submitted
by James Frasier, III, to change
property at 1008 S.W. Second
Ave. from single-family residen-
tial to commercial;
e Ordinance 941, submitted
by Steven Dobbs, on behalf of
InSite Development Group, for
lots 1-26, block 13, and lots 1-26
block 4, and lot 11, block 29
from single-family residential to
multifamily; and,
Ordinance 942, submitted
by Susan Sevier-Sullivan, to
change property at 804 S.W.
Second Ave. from single-family
residential to commercial.

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One-vehicle accident
A pickup truck ended up in a ditch in front of the Okee-
chobee County Industrial Park Airport early Monday
afternoon. According to Sergeant Robert Coleman, of
the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Office, it is believed
that the vehicle was traveling north on U.S. 98 at the time
of the one-vehicle accident. Sgt. Coleman stated that he
believed the accident was the result of a medical prob-
lem. The identity of the driver was not released as of
newspaper deadline. The accident is still under investi-
gation.


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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 lev-
els: one person in the household $24,000; two persons -
$27,650; three persons $31,100; four persons $34,550; five per-
sons $37,300; six persons $40,100; seven persons $42,850;
and, eight persons $45,500.


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Hearings

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During new business, the,
council will consider three rezon-
ing petitions as follows:
Ordinance 943, submitted by
Mark Brandel to rezone property
at 309 N.E. Sixth Ave. from resi-
dential single family to light com-
mercial, and to set April 18 as a
final public hearing date;
Ordinance 944, submitted by
James Frasier, III, to rezone prop-
erty at 1008 S.W Second Ave.
from residential single family-one
to commercial professional
office, and to set April 18 as a final
public hearing date;
Ordinance 945, submitted by
Susan Sevier-Sullivan, to rezone
property at 804 S.W Second Ave.
from residential single family-one
to heavy commercial, and to set
April 18 as a final public hearing
date; and,
Council members will con-
sider a resolution authorizing
signing of the City of Okeechobee


Public Depositors Report by the
city administrator, accounts
supervisor, and account clerk;
-The council also will consider
a Code Enforcement Board rec-
ommendation to begin foreclo-
sure proceedings on property
belonging to Geraldine Bertram at
902 N.W. 10th St., for code viola-
tions related to trash containers,
dumping, depositing and leaving
trash on or a near a street. This
item was tabled at the last city
council meeting on March 21.
Finally, council members will
consider approving the ranking of
a grant administrator for the Com-
munity Development Block Grant
(CDBG) program.
According to City Clerk Lane
Gamiotea, the city advertised for
request for proposals from firms
that can be a grant administrator
for the city's CDBG program. Mrs.
Gamiotea, Brian Whitehall and
Robin Brock rated the firms based
on a state ranking system. The city
council will review the rankings at
their meeting.


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Grace Christian School



presents 'Hiding Eggs'


By Morgan Mayes
Steven A. Guglich and Alex Mar-
quez are the brains behind this
year's Grace Christian School East-
er Production entitled Hiding Eggs.
Both have been writing together for
four years now and have penned a
variety of media, including four
scripts for TV (two sitcoms, a fanta-
sy-crime drama, and a children's
show called "Praise Street.") They
have also written a sketch-comedy
variety show, numerous plays, and
a Christian comic book called
"Major Victory."
Mr. Guglich is currently the high
school teacher at Grace Christian
School. This is his second year at
GCS. Mr. Marquez was principal at
GCS for five and a half years and is
now working at Big Lake National
Bank as the Training Specialist.
While writing the play "Hiding
Eggs", the two authors wanted to
present something funny, which
also contained the Gospel mes-
sage. They were inspired to write
the story of the Naples family after
seeing so much hypocrisy amongst
Christians in the world today.
"Hiding Eggs" has two themes.
The first is claiming to be a Christian
doesn't necessarily mean you are
one. The other theme is that no
matter how messed up things can
get, God is always there to straight-
en it out.
When asked if there was any-
thing that these writers would
change about their play, both were
very adamant about its complete-
ness and its important message to
Christians and non-Christians.
The play features a variety of
characters, including the curmud-
geonly, opinionated patriarch of the
Naples family, Walter. Played with
perfection by Sheldon Woodham, a
current freshman at GCS, Walter


finds every reason to be annoyed
with his rather strange family mem-
bers. If you came to the Grace
Christian Christmas production of
"A Holiday Carol" in December, you
would have seen Sheldon play the
part of Walter Naples. There we
saw Walter in his place of work as a
public school teacher. "Hiding
Eggs" brings Walter home for the
Naples Family annual Egg-Union.
Sheldon said, when describing
his character that, "Mr. Naples was
stubborn and ornery which was
difficult for him to play at first."
When he was offered the role of
Walter in "A Holiday Carol", Shel-
don was unsure of how to play the
character and bring about the com-
edy that the director wanted. When
the role of Walter was offered to
him again for 'Hiding Eggs', Shel-
don said, "It was like putting on an
old shoe." Sheldon has been acting
for six years now and hopes to do
masonrywhen he gets older.
Kaylee Davis and John Gomez
also have leading roles in "Hiding
Eggs." John plays Walter's only
son, Tom Naples. Kaylee has the
role of Maybel Bradford, Tom's
fianc6. Much of the comedy occurs
when Tom brings Maybel home to
meet his crazy family. Unlike Walter
and the rest of the Naples clan, Tom
is pretty normal. John found the
role of Tom intriguing and very
relatable, especially since both he
and his character admittedly have
made mistakes in the past. Kaylee
could also relate to her character for
her very strong, Christian morals.
She also liked how Maybel is very
loving and open to new experi-
ences. Kaylee has been acting. for
several years, while John is relative-
ly new to the stage. Nonetheless,
they both play their parts extremely
well and really get into their charac-
ters. After high school Kaylee


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Obituaries


Celia R. Davis
Celia R. Davis, age 84, of
Clewiston, died March 31, 2006,
in Clewiston. She was born June
1, 1921, in Pine Island, Minn.,
and was a former resident of
Okeechobee. Mrs. Davis was the
daughter of the late Knute 0.
and the late Marie Sophia (Dyb-
vad) Ronningen.
After graduating valedictori-
an of Zumbrota High School,
she attended Shattuck-St. Mary's
College and graduated from
Kahler School of Nursing. She
was a registered nurse,
employed by the Mayo Clinic-
Rochester, Minn.
Survivors include: daughters,
Lenora D. Cappola of West Palm
Beach, Anita D. Revell of
Franklin, Tenn., Maria D. Carter
of Nashville, Tenn.; son, John
S.W. Davis II, of Ft Myers; broth-
ers, Melroy Ronningen of Pine
Island, Minn, Sidney Ronningen
of Zumbrota, Minn.; and, seven
grandchildren.
Funeral services were held
Monday, April 2, at 11 a.m., at
Akin-Davis Funeral Home in
Clewiston, where Reverend Roy.
P. Carter officiated. Interment
followed in Evergreen Cemetery
in Okeechobee.
All arrangements were han-
dled by Akin-Davis Funeral
Home in Clewiston.
Nelson R Marks
Nelson P. Marks, age 73, of
East Greenville, Pa. died sudden-
ly, Saturday, April 1, 2006, while
vacationing in Okeechobee. Mr.
Marks was born in Palm, Pa. to
the late Sylvester and Ruth (Carl)
Marks. He was a veteran of the
U.S. Army having served in the
3rd Armored Cavalry Regimen
from 1955 to 1958. He and his
wife, Lidwina A. (Reger) Marks
celebrated 48 years of marriage
on Nov. 15, 2005. He was
employed as a laborer for Glas-
gow Inc. until retiring in 1994.
He was also employed with
Teleflex in Limerick and Lou


Miller Electric.
Mr. Marks was preceded in
death by: brothers, Austin,
Harold and Lester.
He is survived by: his wife,
Lidwina Marks; son, Jeffrey N. of
East Greenville, Pa.; daughter,
Cindy A. of Pennsburg, Pa.;
granddaughter, Leah; sister,
Miriam Habacon of Port St.
Lucie; and, two brothers, Clif-
ford of Telford and Dale of
Petersburg, Va. ',
There will be no local visita-
tion or services.
All local arrangements are
entrusted to the loving care of
Bass Okeechobee Funeral
Home and Crematory.
Lillian'Lila'Ruth
Pittman Baldwin
Lillian "Lila" Ruth Pittman
Baldwin, age 75, died April 2,
2006, in her Okeechobee home
that she shared with .her hus-
band, Bob. She was born May
24, 1930, at Good Samaritan
Hospital, West Palm Beach.
Mrs. Baldwin was a devoted
and loving wife, mother, and.
grandmother. She went to be
with the Lord, after a long
courageous battle with her heart
and Alzheimer's.
Lila grew up in West Palm


Beach.
Mrs. Bald-
win was a
founding
member of
Lighthouse-
Baptist
Church. She
was a mem-
ber of Iretta
.Sherman
Chapter, East-
ern Star. She


* sister to Vivian Campbell of
Juno Beach. She adored playing
with ,her grandchildren; Bobby
of Orlando and Ashley of Jupiter.
Mr. and Mrs..Baldwin enjoyed
camping all over the United
States where many friends and
relatives will miss her.
The family will receive rela-


tives and friends from 5 until 8
p.m. on Wednesday, April 5,
2006, at Aycock Funeral Home
in Jupiter. A Funeral Service will
be held at 1:30 p.m., on Thurs-
day, April 6, 2006. Mrs. Baldwin
will rest in peace at the Royal
Palm Cemetery next to St.
Mary's Hospital.


In lieu of flowers, friends and
family might prefer to contribute
to: Big Lake Hospice of Okee-
chobee, 309 N.W. 5th Street,
Okeechobee, Fla. 34972
Funeral Arrangements have
been entrusted to: Aycock
Funeral Home, 1112 Military
Trail, Jupiter, Fla.


Lillian
Baldwin


graduated from Montreat Col-
lege of Montreat, N.C. with a
nursing degree. She completed
her RN training at Jackson
Memorial Hospital. She was the
first director of nurses at Palm
Beach Gardens Hospital. She
devoted many years to nursing.
She was a member of the Sorori-
ty Beta Sigma Phi .Beta Theta
Chapter. She was a resident of
Palm Beach County for 65 years
and a resident of Okeechobee
for 10 years. For the past 10
years she was a member of First
United Methodist Church of
Okeechobee.
Lillian Ruth Pittman married
Robert Herschel Baldwin on
Aug. 13, 1950. In their Lake Park
home, she raised two sons;
Michael of Jupiter and Mark of
Port St. Lucie. She was a loving


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SOKEECHOBEE COMMUNITY CHOIR
In its 8th year under the direction of Sandy Perry
Will present The

EASTER CANTATA
Three Days
& Other Easter Favorites, Including The
Holy City & Handel's Hallelujah! Chorus


. United Methodist Church 200 NW 2nd"" St.

/! Friday, April 7th 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 8th 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 9th 3 p.m.

SThe glorious selections will be sung by a 50-voice Choir
comprised of singers from the following 15 Local Churches:
BR Christian, Church of Our Savior, First Baptist, First Missionary
Baptist of Dean's Court, First United Methodist, KOA Community,
More to Life, Northside Baptist, Oakview Baptist, Okeechobee
Presbyterian, Peace Lutheran, Sacred Heart Catholic, Saint Teresa of
the Child Jesus Catholic, Seventh Day Adventist & Westside Christian.

Soloists: Justin Allen, Pam Gaucin, Doug McCoy, Pastor Emil & Ruth Moldrik,
Tom Murray, Judy Simpson, Leah Suarez, John &. Chris Sufficool, Steve Walker,
Kathryn Wilikinson & Victoria Williams.
Quartet featuring: Bob Hansen, Tommy Markham, Doug McCoy & Pastor Moldrik
Organist: Michael Hayes Narrator: Nicolle Wood

Admission is Free.
A Love Offering will be taken to cover advertisement costs.!


desires to travel with a Christian
group called Hill Song and John
would like to be an engineer.
Katherine Clay, Kayla Hewitt,
and Brittany Nemitz play three sis-
ters in "Hiding Eggs." Although,
each one has avery distinct person-
ality. Katherine plays Walter's
youngest niece, Katie Naples, a
hardcore gangsta wanna-be. Kayla
plays Kayla Naples, the very
depressed and insecure middle sis-
ter. Brittany plays Kaylee Naples-
Nibbly, the older of the three sisters
and probably the weirdest one in
the whole-family. She is obsessed
with Star Wars to the point of rais-
ing her eight children as Jedi
Knights. When they come to visit
their Uncle Walter for Easter, there
isn't a dull moment in the house.
Initially, when given the roles of
the sisters, the three girls were not
thrilled with the parts. Katherine
hated the way her character has to
walk. Brittany was disturbed by
here character's Star Wars obses-
sion. and how all her kids are
named after people from the movie
franchise. Kayla disliked the dark
clothes that she has to wear, but
loved that she doesn't talk much.
All of the girls have been acting for
two years at Grace Christian. Once
Katie has completed high school in
May, she is off to IRCC to train for a
career as a dental hygienist. Kayla
and Brittany are still undecided as
they have two more years before
they need to figure out their future
career paths.
Ashley Hickox and Sebastian
Kelley are playing Walter's sister-in-
law and younger brother in "Hiding
Eggs." Ashley says that her charac-
ter, Nancy Naples, is very flamboy-
ant and likes to show off her afflu-
ence. She likes the fact that Nancy
loves her grandkids very much.
However she said that it has been a


Kaylee Davis, plays Maybel Bradford, John Gomez, plays Tom Naples who is the only son of
Walter Naples played by Sheldon Woodham (right) in Grace Christian School's Easter pro-
duction of 'Hiding Eggs'.
little difficult to play this role Braden Gerdes and Jakob Nelson. ous to Walter's outrage at her
because she has never had a char- Although between them all, they tirades. Paige McCrary, a sixth grad-
acter like this before. Ashley does have few lines, their actions bring er, plays Wyhona's mother, Wilma
not like how her character does not volumes of comedy. For starters, F. Curry-Handelstadt. Wilma is soft
have any Christian values, but does each one is named after a character spoken to everyone, except
appreciate the way she dresses. from the popular Star Wars movies: Wynona.
Sebastian, on the other hand, said The children truly enjoyed' playing
* that although he had no similarities their parts, mostly because of the The staff and students at Grace
to his character, it was not hard for destruction and mayhem they Christian School are extremely
him to play the role. He really cause. Michael Mayer says that he excited about this production and
enjoys the funny scenes and lines really enjoys being able to fight with invite every one from the commu-
that surround his character. They the lightsabers. nity to comet and enjoy it, as'well.
are quite an interesting couple! Last but not least in this cast of "Hiding Eggs" will be performed on
Sebastian is a currently a sixth grad- misfits are Walter's next-door Sunday, April 9 at The Church of
er at GCS, has been acting for only neighbors, the Curry-Handelstadts, God of Prophecy at 10:30 a.m. and
one year, and wants to be a plastic played by Paige and Brooke at Treasure Island Baptist Church at
surgeon when he grows up. Ashley, McCrary. The mother and daughter 6 p.m. On Wednesday, April 12,
who is in eleventh grade, wants to duo are constantly knocking on there will be a performance at The
open her own bookstore one day. Walter's door for various reasons Gathering at 7:30 p.m. Finally, on
She has been acting for two years. that send Walter into fits of rage. Thursday, April 13, there will an 8
Rounding out the Naples family, Wynona F. Curry-Handelstadt, a.m. matinee performance and a
are Kaylee's rambunctious children played by fifth grader Brooke 7p.m. performance at Grace Christ-
played by Hunter Boshell, Tyler Nel- McCrary, has a penchant for shar- ian Church. For further information,
son, Michael Mayer, Jessica ing odd theories and projects with please call Steve Guglich at (863)
Drawdy, Cali Pearce, Dustin Herrin, Walter and Tom, and seems oblivi- 763-3072.





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BLOOD PRESSURE: The lady complaining about the airboat noise,
if her blood pressure went up to 175/225 she would have been dead by
now.

TRAFFIC LIGHT: I would like to see the traffic light at the intersec-
tion of S.R. 710 and 37th Terrace utilized as a full-time traffic light
instead of a caution light during non-school hours. When it is function-
ing as a full-time traffic light many people don't realize it and go right
through it and causes many accidents.

ANIMALS: In regard to nosey neighbors, sometimes it is best for
people to get involved for the care of animals and children that can't
speak out for themselves. There seems to be a lot of people in this
town who, for whatever reason, think they have to have a pit bull and
they bring the dog home and cage them in small cages in the heat or
they tie them up with no shelter from the sun. They sometimes don't
have water. When it goes down to the low 30s they are left out there to
freeze. I've seen birds taken care of the same way. So hats off to the
people who cared enough about your dog to speak out about them.
Same thing with those who pull horse trailers you can't see your
horses slipping and sliding and trying to maintain their balance while
you're hot rodding through town. And, dogs in the back of a pick up
truck have a hard time staying in the truck. What's wrong with you
people? If you don't want to take care of your animals and keep them
in the house, don't get them. Naturally, you wouldn't keep a horse in
the house, but dogs don't belong tied up outside the house or in cages
without shelters.

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Community Events

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 Easter
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 accom-
modate 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 services
at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 16, on the banks of Lake Okeechobee.
Seating will be limited, so please bring a chair. The offering will be
given to Big Lake Missions to help them raise funds to replace one of
their vehicles.

Free tax counseling service offered
AARP-Taxaide will be available each Monday and Tuesday 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 coor-
dinator, 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 Uni-
versity 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.




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Upcoming Events

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
Marthd'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 First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W.,Second St. It's an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-1191.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Alternative Lifestyle is meeting at the A.A. Clubhouse (Sobriety
in the Swamp), 50 U.S. 441 S.E., at the corner of U.S. 78 and U.S.
441. For information, call (863) 763-5385.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at V.F.W.
Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are
invited. For information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who
are either directly or indirectly affected by domestc 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. Forinformation, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 am. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited.
All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800)
932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic
Center, located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tick-
ets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at
382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.
Narcotics Anonymous meets and will have a guest speaker and
also an open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information,
call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.



Community Events

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.

Church hosting Easter egg hunt
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will
hold their annual Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 15, at 10 a.m. The
children of Okeechobee and their parents are invited to take part in
*the activities and have lunch. Everyone should bring their own bas-
kets.


Community Events

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 contest are $500 for
first, $400 for second and $300 for third. There will, also be a
participation prize of $50 to all contestants. Any student 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.

Church presenting Easter musical
Oakview Baptist Church Music and Drama Ministries,: 677
S.W. 32nd St., will present an Easter outdoor musical event
entitled "Pathos '06" onFriday, April 7, at 7 p.m. and Sunday,
April 9, at 7 p.m. This will be an outdoor presentation of the
death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Everyone is invited. For
information, call (863) 763-1699.

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,
Bucky Yoder at (863) 467-7342 or any Lodge member.

Yard sale aids Hospice patient care
Hospice of Okeechobee will be host a yard sale on Friday;
April 7, and Saturday, April 8, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale
will be held at the Hospice of Okeechobee big blue volunteer
house 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.

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 planningreunion
The class of 1977 is planning their 30-year reunion. All
members of the class of 1977 will meet on April 11 at 6:30 pm


at Beef O'Brady's Restaurant,608 S. Parrott Ave. For informa-
tion call Karen Williamson Larson at (863) 763-5101, Cindy
Bennett Hortman at (863) 697-9817 or Toni Bennett Doyle
at(863) 634-9491.

Substance abuse coalition to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will hold an open
general membership meeting Tuesday, April 11, at 11:30 a.m. at
the Church of the Nazarene Fellowship Hall, 425 S.W 28th St.
Lunch reservations should be made by Friday, April 7. 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.






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Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Terry Frisenda (left) and Pat Dravo (right) took first place in the two-day Russ Bringger
Memorial bass tourney held this past weekend at the Okee-Tantie Marina. They brought a
two-day total weight of 41.93 Ibs..to the scale to capture the win.


Mike Rayburn (pictured) of
Cabot, Ark. and his partner
Ken Goodwin (not pictured)
took second place honors at
the Russ Bringger Memorial
bass tournament at, Okee-
Tantie Marina with a two-day
combined weight of 39.30
lbs. They also took the big
fish award on Sunday with an
8.48 lb. lunker.


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Robert Kimbrough (left) and, his wife Teresa Kimbrough
(right) led the 41 boat field after the first day of competition
Saturday with 27 Ibs. of Okeechobee largemouths. They also
pulled in the largest fish on the first day of competition. It
weighed 8.69 Ibs.


Dravo and Frisenda take Bringger Memorial Tourney


By Loma Jablonsid
Okeechobee News

Pat Dravo and Terry Frisenda
came from behind Sunday after-
noon to take the second annual
Russ Bringger Memorial bass
tournament. The team had
17.44 lbs. following the first day
of competition on Saturday and
brought 24.49 lbs. to the scale
on Sunday to earn first place


honors and take home a check
for $1,500.
Robert Kimbrough and his
wife Teresa Kimbrough were in
the lead by nearly seven pounds
after weigh-ins on Saturday. But,
when they stepped to the scale
on Sunday, they only had one
fish (4.86 lbs.) in their bag,,
opening the way for the rest of
the 41 boal field
As Dravo and Krisenda


stepped. into the weigh-in line
Sunday afternoon, spectators
could see that they had a good
bag of fish, but no one was sure
if their weight was good enough
to take the lead until after the
final angler had weighed in and
the weights were tallied.
Mike Rayburn of Cabot, Ark
and his partner Ken Goodwin
held on to second place with a
\two-da\ total ol 39.30 lbs. They


took home $950 for the t'.% da\
event. They also received the big
fish award oh Sunda\ for a
beautiful 8.-18 lb lunker, earning
them an additional $2'50
Third place 11erni li Bob
Stafford and Rollie Bro,,\n I:if
their :34.97 lb. total. The.\
iecei\ed an $.S00 check
John and Jimmy Burke [ookl
fourth place honors \ ith .3.:.8.3
lbs. of fish, earning therm $i01i1.


.Robert and Teresa Kim-
brough finished the tournament
in lifth place ith 31.86 Ibs.
The\ \\on $400.
Sixth place \went to Bubba
Herton and his patrner "Rod".
The\ bought 28.81 Ibs. to the
scale to eat n $.30i0.
Richaid Fell and Mitlch Hons
took home $200 for their sev-
enth place finish. They had
26 '2 ibs. The tournament origl-


nally was paying through sixth
place. But, due Ellis' Cole of
North Lake Marina stepped for-
ward to sponsor the seventh
place award.
The proceeds of this tourna-
ment and the money earned by
the barbecue prepared by Jim
McCoin \\ ill be donated to the V
Foundation for pancreatic can-
cer research in honor ol the late
Russ Bringger


Postells wins Christian Team Trail Classic


Richard and Richey Postell
brought 25.90 Ibs. of bass to the
weigh-in scale Saturday after-
noon to claim the $1,000 first
place checking the Christian Team
Trail Classic. Weigh-ins were held
at the Scott Driver ramp due to
Water Fest and another bass tour-
nament at Okee-Tanlie Camp-
ground and Marina.
The weather was perfect as 13
boats made their way out onto
the water of Lake Okeechobee
Saturday morning to compete in
the final event of the Christian
Team Trail season.
Mike Krause and Dick Morse
took second place with 24.34 lbs.
earning them $550. They also
brought in the big fish of the day
(8.18 Ibs.) and the second big
fish of the day (7.86 Ibs.i, earning
them an additional $180.
: Third place went to Les and
Greg, Tory for their 17.80 lb.
catch. They received a $300
check for their efforts.
Buddy Byrd and Doug
Shrewsbury came in fourth with
15.37 lbs. They took home a
check for $170.
Other.winners were (51 Bill
Seitz and All Willis-12.57 lbs.-
$100; (6) Warren Peede and
Chris Little-11.60 lbs.-$100; (7i
Bill Rose and Craig Smith-10.15
lbs.-$ 100; (8) John and Tom Kap-
pauf-9.23 lbs.-$100; (9) Bob Har-
rer and Lerov Bauer-9.07 Ibs.-
$100; (10) Jack Harrison and Ray
Murphy-8.86 lbs.-$100; ((11)
Matthew Byrd and Edward Garli-
do-8.85 lbs.-$100; (12) George




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Mike Krause and Dick Morse (in no particular order) walked away with second place honors
for their 24.34 Ib. sack of fish at the Christian Team Trail Classic Saturday afternoon.


Marshall, St. and George Mar-
shall. Jr.-8.21 lbs.-. 100 and (13)
Dave Stout and Dave Ashley-8.03
lbs.-$100.


Following the weigh-ins, every This was the final tournament
angler received at least one door of this season's trail. The new
prize such as rods, reels and rain Christian Team Trail will begin in
gear. the early fall.


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March 28: First place-Randy
Ketcherside. Second place-
George Goudy, Last place-Bill
McCoy. Closest to pin-(2) Max
Sherry, (8) Karen Syjud, (11) Mike
Knapp and (17) Ben Burdeshaw.


March 31: First place-Dean
Orman. Second place-Terry Mil-
lette. Last place-John Nickelson.
Closest to pin-(2) Max Sherry, (8)
Jim Hawksworth, (11) John Nick-
elson and (17) Penny King.


Richey (left) and Richard Postell (right) took first place in the
Christian Team Trail Classic Saturday afternoon with 25.90
Ibs. of Okeechobee largemouths. The tournament was held
at the Scott Driver ramp.

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Got spots? You may have grubs!


ByDanCulbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
One of the most impressive
creatures found in our Florida
Yards is the Ox Beetle. Our office
is often asked to identify this one
and one-half inch long dark
brown beetle with one or three
long horns on the front of its
body. And usually the next ques-
tion asked is, does it hurt my
plants?
While the majority of insects
found in and around the home
don't cause significant problems
to our yards, this beetle larva
can cause damage to the lawn.
Turf damage begins as tempera-
tures warm in the spring, and if
they are a problem, manage-
ment should begin now.
Many beetle larvae are found
among grass roots. Beetles lay
eggs on the soil surface in late
summer. A low mound of soil
with a hole on the end shows
where the female lays her eggs.
As eggs hatch and burrow
through the soil, they feed on
plant roots and grow into one to
3-inch sized white grubs.

Florida
white grubs
Several species of white
grubs damage grass including
the May or June beetles (Phyl-
lophaga sp.), masked chafers
(Cyclocephala sp.), and the Ox
Beetle (Strategus sp.). White
grubs are, well, white, but on
closer inspection their heads are
brown and. the rear of the
abdomen is dark area. Grubs
have three pairs of small legs
near the head, and curl up at
rest in a C-shaped position.
Between one and four years
is required for grubs to com-
plete their life cycle, and in cer-
tain years heavier infestations
occur. Adult beetles do not dam-
age grass but usually 'feed on
flowers and foliage or ornamen-
tal plants upon emergence in
the spring.
Young landscape plants or
tree seedlings are also chewed
up by white grubs. In turf areas,
yellowish areas are an indicator
that grass is being chewed. In
severe cases grass, roots are
eaten so much that a mat can be
rolled back like a carpet. If grass
wilts in an area of the turf even
though adequate water is avail-
able, an infestation of root-feed-
ing grubs should be considered.
Grubs damage the grass by
feeding on the roots about an
inch below the soil surface.
Their feeding causes the grass to
turn yellow and then brown.
The damage may first appear as-
spots only a few inches in diam-
eter, but these spots will gradu-
ally become larger as feeding
continues. Heavy infestations
completely destroy the roots,
and the grass can be rolled back
like a carpet.
Moles, skunks and armadillos
feed on the grubs. Unfortunate-
ly, they may damage the lawns
or ornamental plants while
searching for these insects. To
discourage their rooting activi-
ties of these forms of wildlife,
best management recommen-
dations call for the control of
grubs.
To inspect for grubs, cut
three sides of a one-foot piece of
sod, two-inches deep with a flat
spade under the grass, and lay it
back. See if.the grass roots are
chewed off and sift through the
soil looking for these white lar-
vae. Replace that strip of sod,
and inspect other areas in the
lawn, especially those with yel-
lowing spots. If two or three
grubs are found per square foot,
use of an approved insecticide is
suggested.
While there are wasps
known to parasitize grubs, none
of these wasps are widely avail-
able on a commercial basis.
Other grubs are being managed
by bacterial-based products, but
these are expensive and difficult
for most homeowners to apply
for grub management.
Other factors can cause off
color areas in lawns, such as
chinch bugs, turf diseases,
sprinkler malfunctions, or fertil-
izer problems. Good landscape
managers must determine what
the cause of the problem before
corrective measures are taken.
And if an infested turf area is


being converted into a vegetable
garden, avoid planting root-type
crops, a favorite food of grubs.

Grub Management
To help prevent contamina-
tion and reduce the destruction
of beneficial insects, spot treat-
ments can be applied when
damage is first noticed and
areas are small. Treat the off-
color areas and the surrounding
10-foot areas. If damage is wide-
spread, the entire yard should


Submitted to Okeechobee News/University of Florida
Several species of white grubs damage grass including the
May or June, beetles.


Submitted to Okeechobee News/University of Florida
Masked chafers can cause damage to lawns.


Submitted to Okeechobee News/Jeff Hollenbeck
One of the most impressive creatures found in our Florida
Yards is the Ox Beetle.


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V FLORIDA

IFAS EXTENSION
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'be 'treated. After 'treatment,
inspect the area two to three dif-
ferent times twice a week to
determine if infestation is under
control.
University of Florida recom-
mendations for white grub
insecticides change over time;
check with our office for the lat-
est information. Some products
are only available to lawn care
professionals who must have a
license to apply them to your
yard. They should 'be applied
carefully as directed on the con-
tainer's label. Read and under-
stand all directions regarding
dosage rates, application infor-
mation, and precautions.
Granular insecticides and liq-
uid concentrates are used to
manage white grubs. Besides
traditional compressed air
sprayers, hose-end applicators
are popular homeowner equip-
ment for many grub insecti-
cides. Those that use 15 to 20
gallons of water passing
through the hose to empty a
quart sized jar are appropriate
kinds of applicators. Put the
amount of insecticide in the jar
as directed on the label for 1000
square feet. Fill the remainder of
the jar with water. Spray the
contents over 1000 square feet.
To insure even coverage, spray
back and forth across the same
area.
When spraying for control of
white grubs, the turf should be
moist at the time of application.


Immediately after spraying the
insecticide, product labels will
usually require that the turf be
irrigated with a half-inch of
water. This will soak the insecti-
cide into the soil -%here the
irisects are feeding.

Handle
poisons safely
Insecticides are poisons and
should be handled as such.
Read the manufacturer's label
carefully before opening the
container and observe all
instructions and precautions.
Wear rubber gloves when han-
dling and applying insecticides.
Do not breathe mists or fumes
or spill sprays on the skin. Wash
exposed : parts of the body
immediately after using insecti-
cides. Store pesticides under
lock in original containers out of
reach of children. Rinse empties
and put rinse water in the
sprayer. Dispose of empty con-
tainers (one gallon or smaller)
by wrapping in newspaper,
crush or puncture them to pre-
vent reuse, and put in garbage
can for disposal in an approved
sanitary landfill.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu.
If you need additional informa-
tion on white grub manage-
ment, please email us at okee-
chobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call us
at (863)-763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at
458 Hwy 98 North in Okee-
chobee, and visit our Okee-
chobee County Master Garden-
ers from I to 5 PM on Tuesday
afternoons.


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Young Turkey
Where do Thanksgiving turkeys go on vacation? To Okee-
Tantie, of course. This young turkey spent the morning at
the Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina.


The Nature Conservancy


celebrates acquisition project


TALLAHASSEE The Nature
Conservancy joined partners at r tionof
the capitol to recognize and cel- Today's protection of
ebrate the importance of conser- handle landscapes is
ovation land acquisition to Flori- accomplishing this thro
da's future.a-
Department of Environmen-
tal Protection Secretary Colleen Department of Environ
Castille spoke of the expected
return value of Florida Forever
fund investments. She acknowl- important habitat for wide-rang-
edged that the more than 28,000 ing species such as Florida black
Florida acres included in the bear, and help buffer three mili-
218,000-acre protection agree- tary installations from encroach-
ment announced this week ment and incompatible uses.
between International Paper, These large-scale landscapes
The Nature Conservancy and provide critical stopover sites for
The Conservation Fund fulfills migratory birds, and protect rare
that requirement. plants and animals, such as red-
"Today's protection of impor- cockaded woodpeckers, Tiger
tant natural Panhandle land- salamanders, Eastern indigo
scapes is a terrific example of snakes, Panhandle lilies, yellow
accomplishing this through part- fringeless orchids and Florida
nerships," Castille said. pine snakes.
"Our intent is to protect large "The Nature Conservancy
functioning natural systems that has been working for many
can then survive despite change years to secure permanent pro-
around them in the coming tection of these areas which rep-
years," said Victoria Tschinkel, resent viable remnants of the
The Nature Conservancy's Flori- historic 60 million-acre longleaf
da director. "We can not accom- pine ecosystem and vibrant
plish this without our incredible areas of diversity in Florida. We
partnerships, with the private are so proud that we were able
sector, government of all levels to bring this project to fruition,"
and several branches of the mili- said Tschinkel.
tary. The Yellow River Ravines par-
In the announcement this cel links outstanding natural
week of a 10-state agreement, areas in Eglin AirForce Base and
the single largest private land Blackwater River State Forest,
conservation sale in the history and will form a protected land-
of the South, The Nature Conser- scape of more than 800,000
vancy will acquire more than acres in two states, from the Gulf
173,000 acres in North Carolina, of Mexico into Conecuh Nation-
Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Alaba- al Forest in Alabama. The site is
ma, Arkansas, Tennessee, an, "A ranked Florida Forever
Louisiana and. Mississippi from project and the Conservancy
International Paper. The Conser- hopes to ultimately transfer it to
vation Fund will acquire more the state. The project will be
than 5,000 acres in Florida and managed by the Division of
500 in North Carolina. The two Forestry as an addition to Black-
groups will jointly purchase an water River State Forest and will
additional 39,000 acres in South provide an opportunity for long-
Carolina. term restoration to the original
In Florida, The Nature Con- longleaf pine community type,
servancy agreed to acquire of which only two percent
23,046 acres in three projects: remains in the world. In addi-
11,313 acres of the long-sought tion, Yellow River Ravines
Yellow River Ravines Florida For- buffers Eglin and Navy Outlying
ever project; an option on Landing Field Harold from
11,528 acres in the Gulf Coast encroachment.
Plain Ecosystem Partnership "We are pleased to see this
project and another 205 acres in historic preservation of forest-
the Whiting Field Blackwater lands in Florida. The blending of
Heritage Trail project. .. ecological restoration with con-
These acquisitions of historic, tinued sustainable forestry will
longleaf pine habitat in Santa provide unique-environmental
Rosa-and Okaloosa counties will -and economic benefits to our
protect approximately 30 miles state," said Mike Long, Division
of streams and creeks, connect of Forestry director.


important natural Pan-
a terrific example of
ugh partnerships'"
Colleen Castille,
mental Protection Secretary

In Santa Rosa County, the
11,528-acre parcel connects
Whiting Field Naval Air Station
with the Blackwater River State
Forest and will provide additionri
al habitat for wide-ranging
species such as the Florida black
bear and various waterfowl and
bird species. It includes a section
of Coldwater Creek, a sand-bot-
tomed, clear water creek with a
natural floodplain fed by numer-
ous small seepage streams,
Coldwater Creek is a tributary of
the Blackwater River, which ulti-
mately flows into Blackwatet
Bay and the Gulf. The project
will protect six miles of the Cold-
water Creek Canoe Trail, an out-
standing state-designated canoe
trail often cited as the best in the
state.
A large portion of the project
will likely be an addition to
Blackwater River State Forest,
probably the premier state forest
in Florida. The site also includes
1,160 acres of a current Florida
Forever "A" ranked project.
All Navy helicopter pilots
train at Whiting Field which is
also a major training facility for
fixed- wing pilots. Acquisition
will assist in buffering the-base
from incompatible uses and pro-
tect from encroachment. A tim-
ber investment entity will contiip-
ue to manage a portion of the
project as a working forest until
such time as it can be purchased
by the state or by The Nature
Conservancy.
Two 100-acre (approximate-
ly) parcels adjacent to Whiting
Field Naval Air Station also will
be acquired by The Nature Con-
servancy and sold to the Florida
Office of Greenways and Trails
(OGT). The two tracts will be the
first purchases as part of OGT's
Blackwater Heritage Trail/Cold-
water Creek/Whiting Field Trail
aqd;Buffer PIojectuThe; route
will surround the .base and
expand recreational opportuni-
ties already available on an exist-
ing trail.


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Do you read the food labels? I
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people read different parts of the
labels. Some are concerned with
fat content, others with carbohy-
drates or calories.
In each case, there's more to it
than just a number. And now the
labels are adding another catego-
ry to the fat content
Labels may give total fat, but
not all fats are bad for you.
According to the United States
Food and Drug Administration
(FDA), fat is a major source of
energy for the body and aids in
the absorption of vitamins A, D, E
and K. When eaten in modera-
tion, fat is important for proper
growth, development and main-
tenance of good health. Fats are
an especially important source of
calories and nutrients for infants
and toddlers, who have the high-
est energy needs per unit of body
weight of any age group.
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blood sugar levels, which is
important for energy and for over-
all health.
All fats are not the same. Some
fats, like olive oil, can be good for
you. Olive oil helps promote your
body's production of high density
lipoproteins (HDLs) otherwise
-known as the good cholesterol-
which helps your body rid itself of
low density lipoproteins (LDLs).
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in butter) and trans fats promote
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usually made when hydrogen is mandatory, happy to proclaim
added to vegetable oil during pro- their foods contain no trans fats.
cessing; If you see the words "par-
tially hydrogenated" you are deal- It's important to remember
ing with trans fat. that trans fat is not the only thing
Until recently, trans fats could to consider on the label. If the
be found in so many products in manufacturer added more satu-
the American supermarket that it rated fat to compensate for elimi-
was difficult to find cookies, nating trans fats, the product still
breads or snack foods without it. may be a poor food choice for
Under a Food and Drug those concerned about choles-
Administration (FDA) rule that terol levels.
went into effect in January, food For more on trans fat, see the
labels must now include the trans FDA Web site at
fat content. This applies to food http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/-dms
packaged after Jan. 1, so it may be atrans2.html.
a while before you see the labels
in the supermarket. But the rule is Before making any change to
already making a difference. your diet or exercise program,
Aware that the public is paying consult your doctor. This is espe-
more attention to trans fats, and cially important if you are on any
will soon be able to find trans fat prescription medications. Some
information on the food labels, drugs interact badly with foods
manufacturers are cutting back that would otherwise be consid-
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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 Thurs-
days from 5 until 7 p.m. Volun-
teers 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 premi-
ums must bring proof of income.
Parenting classes
are offered
The Okeechobee Healthy
Start Coalition will be presenting Free in
parenting education classes. All
pregnant women and parents Pregnancy I
are encouraged to attend. For had her info
specific dates, information and munity Chur
to register for the class call the urday, April
Healthy Start office at (863) 462- fun, plenty o
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rmation booth set up at the Fort Drum Com-
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1. The weekend-long festival featured family
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
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, 7and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Failure To Launch"
(PG-13} Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Hills Have Eyes"
(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 at2,4:15, 7and9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
* dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs

Barbershop singers
change meeting day
The group of men who sing a
cappella harmony in the barber-
shop quartet style have changed
their meeting night to Monday
evenings at 7 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee Health Care Center, 1646
U.S. 441 N. Any one who enjoys
singing harmony is invited, and
urged to bring a friend. For infor-
mation, ;ointact Charlie Bradham
at (863) 467-6347.
You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his or
her full potential and become a vol-
unteer mentor for the President's.
Challenge to SOAR/Take Stock in
Children Scholarship program. It's
a proven life-changing program.
that provides four-year college
scholarships to deserving sixth and
ninth graders in local communi-
ties. The mentor meets with the
student one hour per week at
his/her school. .blunteer opportu-
nities are available in Indian River,
Martin, St. 'Lucie and Okeechobee
counties. Please call the Indian
River Community CGllege Founda-
tion at (772) 4620786.
Church offers
lending library
Youd- are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Sec-
ond. St. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Christ-
ian romances and 575 videos. Pre-
pare a paper on comparative reli-
gion, a book report, programs for
men, women or children, a craft
project or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem, the same as school and public
libraries. As a private librarywe can
and do preview our media. Cur-
rently, the library is staffed Sunday
from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.,
and Wednesday evening from 6
until 8 p.m. Contact Doris Entry at
(863) 467-1548.
Library hosting,
computer classes
The Heartland Library Coopera-
tive is a six library cooperative serv-
ing Highlands, Hardee, DeSoto and
Okeechobee counties. The Heart-
land Library Cooperative will be
holding basic and advanced com-
puter classes throughout the six
libraries in the four-county area. A
technology information trainer will
take a mobile computer lab to
each location four times per month
to teach computer classes. The
Classes will teach basic computer
skills such as how to start up and
use a computer, how to log-on to
the Internet and how to communi-
cate via e-mail with friends and rel-
atives. The more advanced com-
puter class will teach how to keep
the computer clean and how to
send pictures. You may also con-
tact your local libraries for these
same classes. In Okeechobee, call
(863) 763-3536 or contact Gabriell
Turner, information tech trainer, at
gabi@myhlc.org.
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. Per-
manent and part-time volunteers
provide direct patient support serv-
ices such as companionship, tele-
phone, contacts, letter reading,
main caregiver relief and other
non-medical assistance. They also
assist Hospice in fund raising, cleri-
cal and office support. Age is not a
barrier. For information, visit Hos-
pice of Okeechobee at 411 S.E.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, or call
(863) 467-2321.


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Auction 1.05
Car Pool 110'
Share a ride 115
.Card of Thank .I20.
In Menorlam 125
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Lost 136
Give Away 140
Personals 150
Sp calltimtticel 155
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CAT: Lost, LARGE male. All
black w/red collar. Lost in
vic. of Klssimee River, 70 W.
Missed! (863)634-9245
LOST Chihuahua, REWARD,
black and tan, may have a
collar (505)313-5194


COMPOSTED MANURE- For
your garden. You pick up.
Call. Laura or John at
(863)6.75-3231
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
SOFA & RECLINER- free, call
(561)202-7702


COUNTRY BOY- wants to
meet country girl for friend-
ship, companionship and pos-
sible future together. 20-30ish,
non drinker, non smoker,
Church goer, Send replys to
201 SW10th Ave, C/O RG
Tall Guy, Secure, Stable. To
meet Attractive Gal or Couples
40-60 yrs. for Dining, Travel-
ing, etc. (863)946-3123

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CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts, $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 772-370-1779


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Yard Sales


Place Your
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ad today!


Get FREE
signs and ,
inventory sheets!

Call Classifieds
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ASSISTANT
MANAGER
&
SERVERS
AM & PM
Apply Within
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
Experienced MatureTeachers
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & P/T positions
avail., Great pay, working envi-
ronment & benefits
863-467-5000
Full Time Concrete Leader,
Driver License Required,
$75,000 + income per year.
Call (863)763-6376
HOUSEKEEPING SPVSR
Full-time. Bilingual a must.
& FRONTDESKPOSITION.
Please apply at Pier II Resort
front desk.
JANITORIAL 5 days/week
(40 hrs). Bkgrd ck, drug free
workplace. (863)467-6677 -
speak to Homer or Vivian.
JANITORIAL HELP
WANTED
For Tuesday &
Wednesday only.
Mature, responsible
person needed
to clean the
parking lot &
common areas of
the Wlnn Dixie
shopping center
in Okeechobee.
$325 per month
(561)261-1021
JOURNEYMEN (Starting at
$17-$20 perhour) or
ELECTRICAL HELPERS
w/experlence. Apply at: Bass
le, 2801 SW 3rd Terrace.
DFWR (863)467-8705
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips


MECHANIC &
MECHANICS ASSISTANT
Part time & lull time.
t8631610-0852
Needed CDL Class A Driver
For Equipment Hauling.
Omner Duties Required.
Good Benefit Package. 401K
Apply in Peison
Everglades Farm
Equipment i Co., Inc.
820 Highway 98 North
SOkeechobee, FL
OFFICE DUTIES
Must have experience in
Quickbooks and Microsoft
office. Fax resume
863-357-0006 or call
863-357-0798.
POSTALJOBS
$16.46 $22.97/hr, Now Hir-
ing. For application & free
government job info., call
merican Assoc. of Labor
1-913-599-8226, 24hr.
emp. serve.
Praxalr, 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.
DFWP
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 lnlpayroll@newszap.com,
TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED:ED
Class A CDL, For Wrecker &
Low Boy Semi's. Apply at MJ
JTwina: 419 SW 2ndAve.
WRITERS AND
PHOTOGRAPHERS
The Clewiston News, Glades
County Democrat arin 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
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All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
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


RN, LPN,
PHYSICAL THERAPY PTA
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We offer good pay, insurance, 401K and gas
reimbursement, Raises and advancement
opportunities exist for good people,
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job? The Glades County
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position that could lead to full time
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The right applicant will:
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Have good people skills
Be a team player
Be organized ..
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Be a self-managed individual
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Have previous sales experience with a
proven track record
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Knowledge in:
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Generous time off program
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HOUSEKEEPING
Full Time -

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


Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

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


The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.


M & D CONTRACTING
*Siding
*Soffit
* Fascia
*Seamless Aluminum
Gutters
1-800-893-8933
Lic. # CSL2732-01



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
II,



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
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- pm


BARBER CHAIR, Antique, Mfg.
by Emil J. Padair Co. Pat #
1594408-1594409. Good
cond. $1000 (863)697-0328
CLOCKS, Antique (3) $750 for
all, will sep. (863)763-5870
HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD -
Antique, 3/4. $50.
(954)629-3257.


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
GLASS TOP STOVE- Kenmore,
White, Good condition.
S$100. (863)675-3356
RANGE- 30" Whirlpool, self
cleaning $100
(863)675-2627
REFRIGERATOR & FREEZER -
GE, $50. (863)467-1120.
REFRIGERATOR, 18.8 cu. ft.,
Brand new, includes ice
maker, $500 or best offer
(863)467-4735.
SMALL REFRIGERATOR-self
defrosting, for a camper, al-
most new, $100
(772)201-8932 OKEE
WASHER & DRYER Ken-
more, white, $150 for the
pair. (863)467-1120.
WASHER & DRYER- $100 For
both (863)675-3038
WASHER & DRYER Maytag,
Stackable heavy duty, good
worK:ng iofld '.200
(8631634-1-192


BICYCLE. Fold Up $30
1863 lib-5870
BICYCLES- his ners rrnron-
go,)o- [biiS wl' i:C3:e ., 50
icr 1oirn wiil ,ellI parail
(863|675-39-i4
THREE WHEELER, 214, E2
RllI br3ianl new, $100
1863i763-8642
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used Items in
the classified



BATHROOM SINK Marble,
w/fau.cet. $30.
(863)763-8548. ,
DOOR- j3ui:id, 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

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.
Professional,:.-
nstallaion of Storm
Sh "tns & Semaless
kain Gutters
Licensed & Insured
863.7635650
863.634.7145
107 SW 2nd Street
Okeechobee
License #765
SHUTTERS- 1-pr. 12"x24",
2-pr 12"x48", & 2-pr 14"x39'
All need to be painted. $25.
Will sep. (863)763-1997


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


BABY CRIB- Brand new, no
mattress. $40.
(863)675-7105
PETER RABBIT Baby Carriage,
Cosco, Never used $50 or
best offer (863)467-2474
SASSY SEAT: Infant/Toddler,
$20. (863)763-6131
TODDLER BED- Race Car,
with mattress & bedding,
$50 (863)675-6829



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


HOMECOMING/Pageant Dress,
Black dress white trim size 3-4
$50 & Small Navy/Royal Blue
$50 (863)675-3659


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
best offer. 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
Series I Baseball Cards, card
$750 08630467-1484



ALL IN ONE PRINTER- Print
Trio.'PholO. Le-mark P3150
Spn010olo card sluis new car-
inidge? $751863)357,-1082
LAPTOP Windows XRPlots of
software, internet ready, 1.5
gig, 2 months old, $950 firm
(863)261-4633


ARMOIRE: Pine. New, in box.
63y..36, Drawers, selves &
closei Cost $575. Now $400.
18630467-7996/610-3000
BAKERS RACK- wrougnr iTon
wilri wood couriler. Very sol-
id, $l5 18631675-3944
BEDROOM SUITE, wr rie abl.
w!1 6-drawer dresser anil1
w.'3drawer nigmr stand, $100
or oesl offer 18631675-3659
Bureau- Dresser DouDle, very
qood cond. 1.80 or oest owner
18631467-9877
CEDAR CHEST: New in box.
36",2"r Cosit $.250 Selliri, lrt
$1 50. 863-467-996 or
863-610-3000
CHEST OF DRAWERS, Very
jood -hape. $100
(863)357-4831
CHINA CABINET cherry,
lighted. $150.
5b61l704-3690
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-
ti'ul. cerryv wood. must see,
$2500 Ior oest 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 ROOM TABLE- Solid
wood. 4 chairs & 1 bench.
Seats 6, $100. or best offer.
(863)467-2474
DINING TABLE- Oval, 2-leaf's,
6-chairs w/cushions All hard
wood. Traditional style $300.
(863)467-6543
DINING TABLE W/s6CHAIRS-
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, 2 pc.
Lighted w/ secretaries desk,
shelves, etc. Must see to ap-
preciate. $250 863)763-3423
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-
cel. cond. only $80 or best
offer (863)467-9877
QUEEN BED- light wood, Sea-
ly Post matt, dresser w/mir-
ror, chest, 2 nite stands
$1500 (863)763-9410
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
TABLE wicker, glass top,
with 4 chairs. $35.
(561)704-3690.


TABLE, w/butcher block top, 2
stools, w/white legs on table
& stools, $75 or best offer.
(863)983-6319
Twin Craftmatic Beds, (2), or
put together to make 1 queen
size, body massage, $500.
(863)467-8580.



GOLF CART- E-Z-G'O 4
Wheeler, Lignis, Horn. Mir-
rors,LCnarger, Blue. $850.
(863)697-2033
GOLF CLUBS- complete.
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag, putter. $95.
(863)946-3123


SHOTGUN, 12 gauge pump,
w/slug barrel, Westernfield,
$250 or trade for pistol.
(772)461-8822t
SHOTGUN, New England ilire-
arms, 20 gjuge Drejaopen
exposed harmmer, $100.
(772)461-8822. :.



BENCH & BARBELL set, ad-.
justable bench.w/leg ext's,
400# iron weights, weight
rack, $175. 863-805-0272.
EXERCISE BIKE- Schwin Air
Dyme. lie brjnd new. $150
1863)983-2255
WEIGHT MACHINE, pulley,
200# on guides, change wt.
with peg. $35. Call
863-805-0272.



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


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


ELEC WHEELCHAIR- 3 wheel
Sonic Pride Mobility, elec lift,
$1200 or best offer
(863)675-2596
LIFT CHAIR, Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949
WHEEL CHAIR, Motorized w/2
heavy duty batteries. Good
cond. $550. (863)675-0104


COCA-COLA Comforter set,
1dbl comforter, flat & fitted
sheets, pillow, cases, shams
& 1 dbl bed skrt $50
(863)675-3659
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 w
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


AQUARIUM- 55 gal w/stand,
$175 (863)467-9298 or
(863)697-0377
BABY GEESE (4) LaBelle area
$40 will separate.
(863)675-4981
BEARDED DRAGON- adult
male, complete w/tank,
stand & access. $250
(863)467-9298/697-0377
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


DOVES 1 pair, LaBelle area
(863)675-4981
MATED PAIR CONURES- one
black headed, one red head-
ed, + lyr old baby in Ig
cage $550 (863)843-2495
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



JUCUZZI- Large, Seats 6, with
matching isolated top.
$250. (863)675-0104
SPA HOT TUB- Vita, person,
works great $1200
(863)763-6834



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


KARATE PADS- approx. 10,
Great shape. $150.
(863)675-3356
TRAMPOLINE- asking $75
(863)675-2627



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.
Born are iik Diandnd nw. $65
for., both, will sep.
(863)357-4831


COLEMAN POWERMATE
GENIERATOR -, 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1 wrek, 1.500
(863)692-2229
COMPRESSOR- Small, $25.
as is. (863)843-0079
CUT OFF SAW- Black & Deck-
,er, 9", Extra 9" Oijaes E:er.-
lent condition i,75. Or ,i I
offer. 410-228-7137
GENERATOR, 2 1350 wil.,
gas, B/S engine, Onan 6.3 two
.cylinder, propane. $500 for
both, will sep. (863)697-9704
GENERATOR- Craftsman,.
3600 watt, 4 gal.; 7.Ohp,
5300 surile w ais Still in
box. $50 ( :i8676.3-9527

MECHANICS CREEPER- plas-
tic, exc cond., half price, $17
cash (863)675-4970 leave
message
MIG WELDER, Hobart 175,
with cart, exc. cond., $400.
(863)357-5754


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


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

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 & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



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


(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, TORO,
Wheel Horse, 44" cut, $650
(863)612-1018


CALVES all kinds, healthy,
shots, wormed, will deliver,
$200 & up. Spring Sale, buy
10 get 1 free (863)235-0829.


'I"..


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


BHR, On Canal w/Lake ac-
cess. 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba., $1100
mo. + sec. & ref's. 561-
718-1113 or 863-763-3631
SCBS- 2BR/2BA, on water w/
lake access, Irg. screen patios,
newly remodeled, non smok-
ing, no pets, $1250/mo, 1st &
sec. w/option to buy "
Call Brandi at 863-261-2762
CBS 3BR 1BA W/D updt'd
bath, kit. & flrng. Incl City wa-
ter in town. Adult park. $1100
mo.+ Sec. 561-346-4692
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, tile 'throughout.
$1295/mo, first & sec, No
pets (561)248-3888.
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, Noc
pets, $1200 + sec dep. reri
(863)634-1554 1
RENT TO OWN:
'Basswood, New3B R, 2 BA
Bruised Credit Okay.
$3000 down. $1300 mo. with'
$300 going toward down
payment. Call 863-467-0128


Rentals
RENT

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



EFFICIENCY: Off Hwy. 70.
Fully furnished w/util., dishes,
linen, etc. $800 mo. + 1st,
last & sec. (863)801-4949

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'end services.


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


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A good project for anyone who wishes to display fine
crystal, china, or other collectibles, this curio cabinet
features height-adjustable glass shelves behind ele-
gant glass doors. Measuring 72 inches tall by 35
inches wide by 15 inches deep, the cabinet calls only
for straight cuts and basic assembly.

Curio Cabinet plan (No. 709)... $9.95
Curio Cabinets Package (No. C78)
Four projects incl. 709 ... $25.95
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Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
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 InspeotionlOO0
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


HWY 78 WEST- 2br lba 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
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, '75, 12x50,
Handyman Special in River
Bend MHPneed approved by
park 50+ $500.
(863)763-4782
PARK MODEL 8X35, W/2 tip
outs, center tip out closed in,
8x35 screen room, Adult Pk,
Vantage Oak, Lot 83, $6000
(863)763-7613

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





Recreation



Boats 3005
Campars/RV s 3010
Jet Skis 3015-
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehcles/ATVs 335



AIR BOAT 12ft fiber glass,
everything but prop & motor.
$750 or best offer
(954)520-6707
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
FOLDING BOAT 2005, 12 Ft.,
Electric molor oars & wheels.
.O1200 Firm (717)377-1465
Okeechobee..
PONTOON- 28', 50hp, New
deck & carpet. Very good'
condition, On water, $3500.
(863)467-1720


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.
$1.82,000. (863)697-8654
LAZY 7, CBS 3br, 2ba w/of-
[ice lyr old, 1 acre. Ceramic
wIle. Price reduced '265,000
863-634-6706 or 634-6545
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. (863)467-5509


2 LOTS $39,000 each neg., 2
ACRES- $35,000 each neg.,
Seabring area,
(561)329-3064
OKEE. BIKING 1.5 acNear
paved Rd/Park. Trees, power,
uplands. Photos $49,900. Pat
at Coastal RIty (561)357-0554

Mobile Homes



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



BRAND NEW WATER FRONT
1 BR, 1 BA, Fully furnished. No
pets. Non Smok. Env. $650
mo. + sec. (561)741-7701








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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 TRAILER 20FT-
alvanized tandem axle,
850 (561)723-1690
PROCRAFT 17' 140HP Mer-
cury with trailer, very fast.
Asking $2500. Call Nick,
863-697-8108.
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


CAMPER SCREEN ROOM 25'
privacy panels w/zippers,
size can be adjusted, $375.
863-634-3107/634-5471.
TRAVEL TRAILER, 8x34 w/ 4
ft. extension. $6000 invested.
Older. Some Hurricane Dam-
age. $2500. (863)675-6105



EVINRUDE 28 SPL Elec start,
all controls, exc runner,
$600 or best offer
(863)610-1674
OUTBOARD MOTOR, Sears,
15hp, very clean, low hours
$450 or best offer
(863)236-0100
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STAINLESS STEEL CHAIN,
240 Ft., 3/8 Inch. $2400
(863)467-2267


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. (863)763-2730
TRIUMPH CLASSIC '1968-
$2500, call for details
(863)674-0898
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
YAMAHA TTR125, 2001, off
road, excel, cond. $1300
(863)763-4982



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.
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sold, advertise In the



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


Automobiles

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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 CUSTOM-
'95, 2 dr, New tires Nice in-
side & out. Well maintained.
$1500. firm (863)214-1286
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
CADILLAC BROUGHAM 1990,
Electronic Everything. Just
needs TLC. $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)467-4998 ,.
CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY '98, 62K mis. Good con-
dition. 1 Owner. Book=$6850
Asking $5800.863-467-1301

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DODGE STRATUS -1996,
5spd., Runs good. Good on
gas. Minor right side damage.
1200. (863)467-7720
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
MERCURY, COLONY PARK
'90 Station Wagon, $1000.
(863)357-3197
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 gasmi.
$1600. (863)228-2185 .


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 email
stumphilll@hotmail.com
FORD EXPLORER 2002, Extra
Clean! 82K mis. Leather, All
options. AM/FM/CD Player.
Cold A/C. Perfect for hauling
small loads & workman.
$12,000. (561)272-3447


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


GMC Sonoma, lots of parts
$400 or best offer
(863)697-1367,
Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sell-
ing them. In the classi-
fleds.


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
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-Ri6, 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 Dest oiler
(863)697-3804
CHEVY PICK UP 1983, V8
Diesel Very good condition.
$1350 (863)35,-7214 atler
5pm
CHEVY S-10 '94- V6. auto
power windows & locks.
good tires, runs great $1800
(0063)634-4291


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
FORD F150- '02, 4x4, Auto.
A/C, 80K, Runs excellent.
$9000.239-243-4630
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
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TRAVEL TRAILER 33ft Impa-
la, 1983, needs some work.
$1850 (401)625-5223


CARGO TRAILER: 6x12, En-
closed w/ramp door. Like
new. $1800 (863)763-4982
FLATBED TRUCK BODY- 9'7',
Mounted on single axle.
Manual engine hoist, 2 5/16
ball. $1000. (863)697-9704
UTILITY TRAILER- 4'x11',
Very good shape, $375.
(863)610-75818
UTILITY TRAILER- 6x8,
dumps, $300
(863)843-2495
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NOTICE FOR PROCUREMENT OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES --
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS IRFQI CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
Pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, the State of Florida's Consultants
Competitive Negotiations Act, and the State Requirements for Educational. Fa-
cilities (SREF), rthe District Board of Trustees of Indian River Community College
will consider the contracting of a CONSTRUCTION MANAGER (CM) for providing
professional services for the following construction project.
CONSTRUCTION OF THEBRACKETT JOINT USEULIBRARY
TO BE LOCATED AT THE IRCC MUELLER CAMPUS
6155 COLLEGE LANE VERO BEACH FL 32966
The project will consist of:
Working with the project architect in the design phase, Including value engineering,
the development of a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP), and construction ser-
vices.
Business entities interested In providing construction management services to Indian
River Community College (IRCC) are hereby notified that their Statementof
Qualifications for providing the required services must be received by the deadline
of 2-00 D m local time Tuesday April 18 2006 In the IRCC Faclities Planning
Office at 3209 Vlroinia Avenue Buildino "S' Room 233 Fort Pierce Florida
34981-5596.
Instructions for completion and submission of the Construction Management State-
ment of Qualifications may be obtained at the IRCC Facilities Planning Office,
3209 Virginia Avenue, Building "S", Room 233, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981-5596;
or preferred to e-mail your request to ivevOircc.edu ; or by calling the Facilities
Ofice at 772-462-7360.
IRCC reserves the right to waive any Informality in the selection process and to
reject any or all Statements of Qualifications.
122639 ON3/28; 4/4,11/06


CHEVY- 3/4 Ton Van '88, 7
passenger, good tires, rides
good on hwy, $690
(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 (Z63)763-0214 or
697-0317 '
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Okeechobee County School
Board Executve Session
and
Union Ndgotiations
The Okeechobee County School Board
will meet in closed Executive Session
on Monday, April 10, 2006, at 2:30
p.m., in the office of the Superinten-
,.nt yf chol I.-cat3d At 700 S.W.
-.0,' Av,:iuJr OUir,0 ,it The meet-
ing Is between the School Board, their
attorney, negotiator, and Superinten-
dent of Schools in preparation for con-
tract negotiations with the Okeechobee
County Education Association #1604
regarding specified Issues pertaining
to Transportation/Bus Drivers and an
Effectiveness Compensation Plan.
At 4:00p.m. on April 10, 2006, the
School Board wil enter negotiations
with the Union and continue as needed
on April 11, 2006. Negotiating sea-
Ssions are open to the public and will be
Shield in Room #303 of the School
Board Administrative Office at 700
S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee.
Patrcia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent f Schools
1258110N4/4,6/06 .

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Community Events


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 mem-
ber 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

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.

Reunion planned for '60s classes
There w ill 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 Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.

Church offering special Easter eggs
Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th Sti., 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@(holmail.com

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
Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina
Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 Emergency Operations Center, (8163)
763-3212.


Okeechobee Nevws/Audrey Blackwell

Whee!
Jalen Pryor enjoys a ride down the slide at A Child's
World Daycare and Preschool on Friday, March 31. This
was his first day at the daycare center.


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. It anyone is interested or has
any ideas, contact Sheila at (863) 462-5180-or Debbie at (863) 462-
5183, or just come down and talk to us. Activities are held from
11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is a free service to seniors age 60 and
over.

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 (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 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 offer-
ing a short term study program. The Forty-Sixty is based on Disci-
pleship 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 everyone, and
will be led by Rev. Bruce Simpson and Rev. Jim Dawson. For infor-
mation or to register, call (863) 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.


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 an\ used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-
289:3, or drop them rlf at their administrative office at 1131 U.S. 441
N.

Help with Medicare Part D offered
Free help with iMedicate Part D \\ill be olfered at the Okee-
chobee Countt Public Library, 216 S.\V 16th St., on Tuesdays and
Thursday from 5 until 7 p.rn. Volunteers \ ill be available to assist
Medicare recipients in selecting and enrolling in Medicare Part D
programs. Those making part t ill need to bring their complete list of
all prescription medicanons and dosages, along with their
Medicare card. Anyone \\ ho feels that may be eligible lor govern-
nient assistance in paying pieemiurns must bring proof ot income.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregriancy Resojuce Centei of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to: offer tlee pregnancy testing to girls
and won-en of all ages \Ve offer free and confidential pregnancy
tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting class-
es and abstinence education. Operating hours are.lrom 10 a.m. until 4
p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting classes ate held at 7 p.m.
on Tuesdays. We are located at 150'., S Parrott Ave across from the
rno ie theatrtz If ou would like rmote information :on this or set an
appointment for a tree pregnancy test please call L6 3) 763-8859.

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these loca-
tions: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as second
language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon,
adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.
until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop, 123 S.W.
Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through Friday, from 8
a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle School, .925, N.W. 23 Lane, English as
a second language classes, Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.;'
Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage 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 terrif-
ic twos, 3 year olds, and uncommon sense. Each week parents
"earn" baby bucks to purchase items for their baby at the Center's
Baby Boutique. Childcare is not provided. However, infants in carri-
ers are welcome. For details call (863) 763-8859 or (863) 697-6320.


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