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The OMS eighth graders
had a wonderful opportunity
to hear personal accounts
from two Holocaust Survivors
on Wednesday. Mr. Alex
Moskovic and Mr. George
Miliband shared their experi-
ences and gave. students an
opportunity to answer ques-
tions.' Mr. Moskovic was
imprisoned at Auschwitz as a
boy and was the only survivor
from his immediate and
extended family. He went on.
to be an Emmy-winning edi-
tor for ABC Sports and cur-
rently advocates for Holo-
bye to Masters
AUGUSTA, Ga. Charles
Coody said goodbye to the
Masters,, with a respectable
round Friday, while Vijay
Singh, Phil Mickelson and
Tiger Woods tried to position
themselves for a memorable
weekend at Augusta National.
Singh led after a bogey-free,
5-under 67 on Thursday, but
plenty of top players were
within striking distance as the
tournament moved into the
second round on warm,
breezy day that figured to bake
the already \ ellowish greens.
Mickelson, the 2004 Masters
winner, shot 35 on the front
side and was 3 under as he
headed toward Amen Corner.
Burger King CEO,_
MIAMI Burger King
Corp. said Friday that its chair-
man and chief executive is
resigning to return to running
his private equity firm, contin-
uing the company's history of
short-tenure CEOs and raising
questions about the anticipat-
ed initial public offering for
the No. 2 hamburger restau-
Greg Brenneman is return-
ing to TurnWorks Inc. to pur-
sue business turnarounds. He
joined the chain in in August
2004 to lead a turnaround
after a period of slumping
sales. The company says it's
now had eight consecutive
quarters of sales growth at
stores open at least a year and
profits are small but growing.
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Riding High: Teen's low-rider bike a winner
Okeecnobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Michael Merriman proudly displayed the second-place trophy he won al. his first low-
rider bike competition last year. 'lis bike recently took first plice'in the semi-modified'
divis'i o -f a low-rider competition in Tampa.
L.cal teenager lives his dream
By Loma Jablonski
Michael Merriman is a 17-
year-old who has already faced
more obstacles in his short life
than most people do in a life-
Michael was born with cere-
bral palsy. At 3 years old he
underwent a radical surgery at
the Shriners' Hospital in Tampa
to help him walk. Many physi-
cians felt that this surgery
would not help. But, Michael
proved them wrong. This sur-
gery became known as a "mira-
cle surgery" to. everyone in his
Like many other young peo-
ple, Michael watched the latest
movies. He also loved pro
wrestling. One night a profes-
sional wrestler named Eddie
Guerrero drove a strange-look-
ing auto into the arena. It
bounced, rolled and swayed its
way to the ring.
From that point on, Michael
could not get enough of the
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A 46-year-old bus driver
with children on board was
arrested in Okeechobee
County Friday on charges of
driving under the influence.
Floyd Brown, who has a
listed address of 2115 U.S. 2
W., Saint Luci Ignace, Mi., was
arrested by the Florida High-
way Patrol at the Fort Drum
Service Plaza. He was then
booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a bond of
Accordiii 1.to jail officials, a
breath test indicated Brown
had a blood alcohol level of
.016. That is twice the legal
state limit for operating avehi-
cle in the
got a CDL .
cial drivel 's
allowed' to Floyd
have any Brown
his breath,".:sid FHP Lieu-
[teiant Tirn Fiuth late Ff iday.
Markham, of the Okeechobee
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Michael Merriman met Shriners' ambassador District
Deputy #26 Zacarias Marroquin during a show for the
young patients of the Tampa Shriners' Hospital by mem-
bers of the La Plebada low-rider club recently.
By D. Hamilton
Harriet Hill, director of the
Victim and Witness Program for
the 19th Judicial District, spoke
to Kiwanis Club members
about the services provided to
victims of crimes and those who
witness crimes. /
Mrs. Hill told club members
that the program was originally
offered by the State Attorney's
Office beginning in 1981, seven
years before the state's constitu-
tion provided for the rights of
victims in 1988.
She said that the program
covers the counties of Martin, St.
Lucie, Indian River and Okee-
chobee counties and provides
support for anyone who has
been the victim of a crime.
Mrs. Hill told club members
a story that.happened in 1979
involving a young woman who
was kidnapped by two individu-
als, taken -to a remote field in
Martin County and repeatedly
stabbed and raped. She said the
young woman passed out and
was left for dead. She continued
by saying that after the young
woman regained conscious-
ness, she dragged herself nearly
2 miles to the main road and
was repeatedly passed by
motorists until one passing
motorcyclist stopped to help.
The motorist took her to a
Palm Beach County hospital
and there she received the assis-
tance and support of a victim's
advocate from the rape crisis
center that was already in place
at the time.
The story told by the guest
speaker was a true account to
draw attention to the impor-
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Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Kiwanis Club member and retired Circuit Judge William Hendry welcomed guest speakers
Harriet Hill and Dionne Raulerson from the Victim and Witness Program to Thursday's club
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machines. He found them in
movies and on videos. He read
about them in magazines. He
learned that low-riders had their
roots in the Los Angeles area of
Nearly 50 ,years ago teens,
began customizing their vehicles.
Some were reborn as race cars.
Others became street hot rods
and were used to cruise the
neighborhoods, impress the
ladies and. make "statements" to
the older populations.
Young Latinos took customiz-
ing in another -direction. They
transformed older castoff cars
into works, of art. These cus-
tomized cars and trucks rode low
to the ground and were painted
loud, highly visible colors. Thus,
the low-rider was born.
They were driven proudly and
defiantly through the streets of
Over the years, they have
evolved into hydraulically operat-
ed, wildly gyrating show cars.,
Their owners spend most of their
pay and the majority of their free
time building, polishing and fine.
tuning them. They have entered
mainstream America through
auto shows and low-rider rallies.
Michael continued his love
affair with the low-rider. Then one
,day, a friend at school told him of
a low-rider club in Okeechobee
called La Plebada. La Plebada not
only had members with low-rider
vehicles, but their club helped.
youngsters build low-rider bicy-
cles for the show circuit.
Michael was welcomed into
the club without question. His,
father, Walter Goggans, attended
a meeting to make sure that
Michael was becoming involved
with a legitimate car club.
"When Michael first came to
us about joining La Plebada, his
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tance of the services of the Vic-
tim's Advocate Program.
The guest speaker said that
later, prosecutors credited the
advocate for their work with the
victim in securing a conviction of
Mrs. Hill spoke about the poor
acceptance of the program during
the early days by some law
enforcement agencies. She said
that some agencies saw the advo-
cates as an 'intrusion' into the
investigation of cases. It was later
found that by placing an advocate
with a victim immediately, the vic-
tim is more likely to build a trust
with law enforcement in appre-
hending and prosecuting perpe-
trators of violent criminal acts.
"Victims of sexual assault can
call 1 (800) 569-7273 for help
from a 24-hour rape crisis Line,"
she said. "The line is no longer
answered by a machine. There
will be a live voice at the other
end of the line rather than victims
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Chris Betancurt, vice president (front seat), Rafael Cancino, president and treasurer (rear
seat) and Alizae Betancurt, Chris' daughter (front center) showed off La Plebada's club logo.
mother (Vicki Goggans) and I
were skeptical. I decided to attend
a meeting to make sure that this
was a legitimate car club," said
Mr. Goggans. "I was pleasantly
surprised to see how well the club
was run and how much attention
was paid to the young children
with low-rider bikes. Club mem-
bers have helped Michael build
his show bike. They have spent
many hours working with
Michael and have always made
him feel welcome."
Mr. Goggans found that they
lived up to the meaning of their
club name. According to club pres-
ident Raphael Cancino, the best
translation'of La Plebada is "a sim-
of sexual assault having to leave a
message and be called back by an
She said the Victim's Advocate
Program also provides contact
during office hours with victims of
all crimes to keep them informed
of the status of their case and to
obtain their input regarding the
case. Also, advocates lend assis-
tance in identifying community
services available for victims and
providing information to victims
in filing for crimes compensation.
Advocates also provide support
including court accompaniment,
attending depositions and other
hearings which might be
"Victim's advocates are
assigned to each prosecution divi-
sion in the State Attorney's
Office," she said.
She went on to say that advo-
cates ensure that victims are kept
informed about the status of their
cases, are allowed to give input
and express how they have been
affected by the crime and are at all
court hearings if they wish to
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ple group of people with a com-
mon goal, or just hard-working,
everyday-type people who share a
common love of something."
In the case of the members of
La Plebada, their common inter-,
est is low-rider vehicles and bikes.-
As Michael's bike began to
take form, members of the com-
munity stepped forward to help
him make it a true show bike.
"There are so many in the
community who helped Michael
that we can't possibly thank each
of. them individually. Our family
really appreciates what everyone
has done for Michael," .stated Mr.
Last year Michael entered his
Mrs. Hill stated that there is a
pressing need for more people to
volunteer their time as victim's
advocates. She said that each vol-
unteer is trained with over 40
hours of initial training, with ses-
sions held at several times during
She announced an upcoming
workshop on victim's rights to be
held on Wednesday, April 12, at
the Okeechobee County Public
Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., at 1:30
If anyone would be interested
in working as'a volunteer with
Victim's Advocate Services, they
are asked to contact Harriet Hill in
the Office of the State Attorney in
Okeechobee at (863) 763-5557.
In other Kiwanis Club News,
tickets for the all-you-can-eat pan-
cake breakfast are still on sale for
only $5 for the upcoming April 16
event. It will be held at the Okee-
chobee Freshman Campus cafe-
teria, 610 S.W. Second Ave.
Kiwanis Club meetings are
held every Thursday at noon at
the Village Square Restaurant, 301
W. South Park Street.
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first low-rider competition. His
bike took second place. This year
the bike finished in first place in,
Lhe semi-modified division.
Last weekend Michael
returned to the Shriners' Hospital
that had given him the gift of
mobility so many years ago. He
and other members of La Plebada
visited the hospital that special-
izes in children's orthopedics to
entertain its young patients.
Michael's hope was to show
the children that despite having a
disability, they could still accom-
plish their dreams.
With the help of the members
of La Plebada, Michael's dream
has come true. .
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County Sheriff's Office, said
there were approximately 30
children on the bus being driven
by Brown. The children', he
added, were from a Martin
Lt. Frith said Brown apparent-
ly left Martin County Friday
morning. Then a call came into
his Troop L office from a parent
that voiced concern about
Brown's ability to be operating
He said his office then con-
tacted their FHP office in Orlan-
do.'A trooper from the Orlando
office then intercepted the bus at
the service plaza around'11:12
Calls to FHP's troop office in
Orlando seeking more informa-
tion were not returned prior to
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Asha Dave and Jordan Terry model their OHS spirit gear
for the spirit competition at the opening assembly of the
Florida Junior Classical League's State Forum.
The OMS eighth graders had a
wonderful opportunity to hear per-
sonal accounts from two Holo-
caust Survivors on Wednesday. Mr.
Alex Moskovic and Mr. George
Miliband shared their experiences
and gave students an opportunity
to answer questions. Mr. Moskovic
was imprisoned at Auschwitz as a
boy and was the only survivor from
his immediate and extended fami-
ly. He went on to be an Emmy-win-
ning editor for ABC Sports and cur-
rently advocates for Holocaust
survivors. Mr. Miliband was a "hid-
den child" in France during the war,
spared only by coincidence when
at age 12 he went on a holiday with
his teacher and several other stu-
dents. When he returned, his fami-
ly was gone and his apartment ran-
sacked. His teacher took him in
and raised him for the next three
years. The students were moved by
the presentation, which included a
powerful video of Mr. Moskovic's
visit to Auschwitz in the mid 1990s.
They charged the students with the
task of never letting something like
this happen again. We are grateful
for these men and their willingness
to share their still painful stories
with today's young people.
Congratulations to the top mil-
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for April 4 included eighth grade
students: Lionel Jones, Miesha
Henderson. From the seventh
grade: Altis Crowell, Alexus Pead-
en. Sixth grade top milers includ-
ed: Nicholas Mitchell and Jessica
Wackler. The boys in each of the
three grade levels are all repeat-
ing from last week. Congratula-
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Department of Corrections (DOC).
Carlos Rafael Colon, Jr., 22,
S.W. 141st Terrace, Miami, was
arrested April 3 by Deputy Paul Jack-
son on a warrant charging him with
possession of a controlled sub-
stance. His bond was set at $5,000.
Samuel Conover, 47, Buck-
head Ridge, was arrested April 3 by
Deputy Paul Jackson on a warrant
charging him with amended viola-
tion of probation driving while
license suspended (felony) and
amended violation of probation -
possession of cocaine. He is being
held without bond.
Catherine Bryan Farr, 28, S.E.
23rd St., Okeechobee, was arrested
April 5 by Deputy Mark Margerum
on an Okeechobee County warrant
charging her with failure to return
leased property more than $300.
Her bond was set at $1,000.
Santana Ledasma, 48, U.S.
44 I1, Okeechobee, was arrested
April 5 by Deputy S. Morrison on a
Martin County warrant charging
her with violation of probation -
grand theft. She is being held with-
Terry L. Wright, 45, N.E. 14th
Ave.; Okeechobee, was arrested
April 5 by Deputy E. Baker on a
charge of third-degree grand theft.
Wright's bond was set at $10,000.
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Julie Virginia Graham, 47, Fort
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charge of possession of cocaine
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bond was set at $12,000.
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(Dr. Norman Koff) of Okee-
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SyMa Nelson, and twin sister, Rivie
Kottoff; her cherished grandchil-
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Howard (Janet), and Matthew,
Rachel, Rebekah, Noah, Leah,
Hannah, Nathaniel, and Meghan.
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6:30 p.m. at the church. Everyone is invited. For information, call
Hand and Hand Ministries to meet
Hand and Hand Ministries Palmdale (formerly Cowboys with
Christ) will meet Thursday, April 13, at 6 p.m. at the Palmdale
Community Center at the corner of Fifth and Main in Palmdale at 7
p.m. There will be food, fellowship and gospel. For information,
call Denna at (863) 612-0640.
Diabetes support group to meet
The Raulerson Hospital diabetes support group will meet
Thursday, April 13, at 2 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria at 1796 U.S.
441 N. This is a free community service. For information, call
Wanda Haas RN, CDE, CPT at (863) 763-5093.
Democrat party to meet
The Okeechobee Democratic Party will meet Thursday, April
13, at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott
Pentecostal church hosting revival
Haven of Rest Pentecostal Church, 180 N.W Third Avenue, is
hosting a revival with Jerry Cottrell from West Virginia. Services
will begin at 7 p.m. April 13 through 15. On Sunday, April 16, he
will speak at the 10 a.m. service. For information call Tammy Gib-
son at (863) 634-5757, or Pastor Tom Velie at (863) 357-3053.
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.7Tp.fpr inflation, call,
(863) 447-2563. .
Legion auxiliary plans Easter egg hunt
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #64501, 501 S.E. Second
St., will host an Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 15, at 10 a.m. There
will be 3 different age groups for children ages 1 to 12. For infor-
mation, call Bea at (863) 763-4953.
Bake sale is planned
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Buckhead Ridge Fire Department
will be having a bake sale on Saturday, April 15, from 11 a.m. until
2 p.m. at the station located on S.R. 78W.
Amateur Radio Club sponsors test session
The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will sponsor a testing
session for all classes of amateur licenses on Saturday, April 15, at
6 p.m. at 1010 N.W. Sixth St. You must bring: a test session fee of
$14, payable in cash or by check; existing amateur license; photo
I.D.; and, FRN number. For information contact Harry Robbins at
(863) 467-7457; or, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Eagles Club hosting benefit
The Eagles Club on U.S. 441 N. will host a benefit for Larry
Shrader on Saturday, April 15, beginning at 2 p.m. There will be
food, fun, auction and music. Donations can be made to a special
account that has been set up at Big Lake National Bank. For infor-
mation, call Steve Cates at (863) 634-2061,
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Now is the time to stop child abuse
By David A..Bundy
President/CEO Children's Home
Society of Florida
In the time it takes to read this
column, two Florida children will
suffer abuse or neglect, the latest
victims of a crime that devastates
families, increases the risk of drug
use and violence, and overbur-
dens our health care and social
In fiscal 2005, the Florida
Abuse Hotline Information Sys-
tem received more than 195,000
reports and, in 2004, 111 innocent
Florida children died as the result
of abuse and neglect.
Think of real children, not sim-
ply statistics. Their only hope is for
citizens to become aware of, and
take action against, child abuse.
Floridians can be proud of
efforts that protect at-risk children
through the development of a pri-
vatized community-based child
welfare system working in local
communities. But if we are ever to
successfully end the cycle of
abuse, the efforts of government
and social service groups must be
met with action by Florida citi-
April marks National Child'
Abuse Prevention Month, a per-
fect time for action a perfect
time to pledge ourselves to pro-
tect our most innocent and vul-
Though volunteers and finan-
cial support are sorely needed
you can make a difference with a
minimal investment of time and
money. The easiest way to help is
to purchase a Stop Child Abuse
license plate a specialty tag
that funds child abuse prevention
programs. To stop the cycle of
abuse, we must invest in preven-
tion programs just as we invest in
intervention services for children
at-risk or already victimized.
The Stop Child Abuse plate
costs a mere $25 additional dol-
lars and 100 percent of the funds
generated support child abuse
prevention. According to the U.S.
Worship In Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okee-
chobee, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the month
beginning at 6 p.m. There is no charge to attend and all Christian
singers and musicians are welcome to take part. For information, con-
tact the church at (863) 763-6869; Pastor Lee Minton at (863) 763-3373;
or,'Sister Yvonne Price at (863) 467-6657.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30 a.m.,
at theNazarene Church, 425 S.W. 28th St., and leaves for ride at 8 a.m.,
weather permitting. For information on the ride for the week or any
questions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly Stewart
at (863) 610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.
. Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade Mis-
sion, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education
include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic vio-
lence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational mate-
rials and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at
the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call
Dick Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-H
Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be part of
the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the Okeechobee
'County 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.
until 5 p.m. For information, call the extension office at (863) 763-6469.
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will bean open step meeting. a ,> /
Monday u;' U.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
VFW #10539 Ladles Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon at
the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are
invited. Please R.S.V.R to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for,
your organization or group, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m.
at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This meet-
ing is open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual
membership is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For information,
call Eve at (863) 467-2674; or, visit their web site at
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.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the Grace
Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone currently
home schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome. For infor-
mation, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is
welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
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 interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend, There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military Information available. For information, call (863) 763-
6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information,
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 at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
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. Everyone is invited.
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.
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as
the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.
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.
CSC meeting slated
The Children's Services Council will meet Thursday, April 13, at 5
p.m. in the conference room at the Okeechobee County School
Board Office, 700 S.W. Second St. Gene Woods of the Okeechobee
County Board of County Commissioners is a member of the council
and will be participating in the meeting.
Census Bureau projections, the
population in Okeechobee Coun-
ty is now more than 39,000. If only
2 percent of these area residents
purchased a specialty tag, they
would generate $19,000 for child
abuse prevention programs.
Presently, more than a half mil-
lion Floridians purchase tags fea-
turing animals, marine life and
environmental concerns. Their
efforts raised in excess of $11.25
million for these causes in 2005.
Surely we can protect our
endangered children as well as
we protect our endangered
If you want to do more, you
can become an advocate for
increased funding for child abuse
prevention, or simply share your
passion for saving Florida's chil-
dren by encouraging friends and
family to get involved.
Millions of Americans have
learned how to recognize the
symptoms of choking and how to
apply the Heimlich maneuver.
Citrus canker is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday, April
8, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be and rebroadcast at I and 6
p.m. on 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The guest speaker will be Mark
Fagan, the public information officer from the Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry. The
topic will be citrus canker, the end to the 1,900 ft. eradication pro-
gram and the Citrus Health Response Program (CHIRP). For infor-
mation, call 800-282-5153.
Red Cross hosting CPR class
The local branch of the American Red Cross, 323 North Parrott
Ave., will be holding an infant/child CPR class on Saturday, April 8,
from 9 am. until noon. For information, call (863) 763-2488.
Library hosts Storytelling Festival
The Okeechobee County Library will be holding its fifth annual
Storytelling Festival Saturday, April 8, from 2 until 4 p.m. The pro-
gram will start with stories by local storytellers Alisha Pearce, Pat
O'Connor and Margo Taylor. After a break for refreshments, the
award-winning musical comedy team The Battersby Duo will per-
form a variety of music, poetry and interactive theatrics that demon-
strate the power of the written word.
Masons host garbage can chicken dinner
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W Fifth Ave., will host
their annual garbage can chicken dinner on Saturday, April 8, from 4
until 7 p.m. at the Lodge. The suggested donation will be $6 for
adults and $3 for children under 10. For tickets or information, con-
tact Jose Verano at (863) 634-2071, Buck. Yloder at (863) 467-7342 or
any Lodge member. ,.-.
Yard sale aids Hospice patient care
Hospice of Okeechobee will be host a yard sale on 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 comer of SE.
Fourth Street and Third Avenue, next to the Hospice residence. All
proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee. All yard sale donations
are accepted at this location.
Barbecue proceeds help Smalls family
A barbecue to help the Smalls family will be held in Flagler Park
Saturday, April 8, from 11:30 until 4 p.m. Dinners will consist of cab-
bage, green beans, roll and choice of one-fourth chicken or three
ribs. Call Jeff Robinson Electric at(863) 763-2525 for dinner tickets.
Grace Christian staging Easter drama
The Grace Christian School Drama Ministry will be presenting per-
formances of their Easter production "Hiding Eggs" at different
churches in the community. The schedule for these performances is:
Sunday, April 9, Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W 10th St., 10:30
a.m.; Sunday, April 9, Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441
S.E., 6 p.m.; Wednesday, April 12, The Gathering, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave.,
7:30 p.m.; and Thursday, April 13, Grace Christian Chapel, 701 S. Par-
rott Ave., matinee at 8 am. and evening performance at 7 p.m. For
information, contact the Grace Christian School at (863) 763-0841.
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" on 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.
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 pro-
ceeds will go to the Glades County Sheriff's Office to help start a K-9
unit. The cost will be $6.
Holiness church plans revival
New Life Holiness Church in Basinger, 17025 N.W. 190th Road,
will host a revival April 10-14 starting at 7:30 p.m. each evening.
Rufus Caraway from Arcadia will be the guest speaker. For informa-
tion call (863) 763-6989, or (863) 357-1171.
Free nutrition clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis and
designed nutrition class at Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Center,
916 W N. Park St., Monday, April 10, and Monday, April 24, at 5:30
p.m. each day. For information, call (863) 763-4320.
Class of '77 planning reunion
The class of 1977 is planning their 30-year reunion. All members
of the class of 1977 will meet on April 11 at 6:30 pm at Beef O'Brady's
Restaurant,608 S. Parrott Ave. For information call Karen Williamson
Larson at (863) 763-5101, Cindy Bennett Hortman at (863) 697-9817
or Toni Bennett Doyle at(863) 634-9491.
Substance abuse coalition to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will hold an open
general membership meeting Tuesday, April 11, at 11:30 a.m. at the
Church of the Nazarene Fellowship Hall, 425 S.W. 28th St. Lunch
reservations should be made by Friday, April 7. RSVP for lunch by Fri-
day, April 7. To RSVP call (863) 763-9800, or (863) 697-4903.
Sheriff, detective to address Chamber
An Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce membership
meeting will be held April 12 at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S.
Parrott Ave., beginning at noon. The guest speakers will be Okee-
chobee County Sheriff Paul May and Detective Brad Stark. They will
be speaking about gangs and gang-related activity in Okeechobee.
For information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-
Millions more have learned CPR
to save the lives of drowning vic-
tims. Now is the time for ordinary
citizens to take action to save the
lives of at-risk kids.
At the very least, if you suspect
a child is being abused or neglect-
ed, take action by calling:
The Florida Abuse Hotline -
(800) 96-ABUSE; or,
The National Child Abuse Hot-
line- (800) 4-A-CHILD
Child abuse and neglect direct-
ly or indirectly impacts every
Floridian. It is therefore incum-
bent on all of us to take action to
end the cycle of abuse.
Editor's Note: David A. Bundy
is president/CEO of Children's
Home Society of Florida (CHS).
Founded in 1902, CHS is national-
ly accredited and Florida's largest
nonprofit organization serving
children and families. With 14
divisions, CHS aided more than
139,000 children and, family
members in fiscal 2005. For infor-
mation, visit www.chsfl.org.
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Southern Monster Truck Show-
down, Inc. will combine bull riding
and monster trucking into one large
event when they come to the Cattle-
men's Arena on Saturday, April 8.
Gates will open at 6 p.m. for a
meet-and-greet party. All of the
cowboys and monster truck drivers
will be on hand for autographs and
pictures prior to the actual event at
General admission is $14.
Junior (ages 6-12) admission is $10
and children 5 years old and under
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players to meet
A meeting for all prospective
high school volleyball players
including incoming freshmen is
scheduled for Monday, April 10, in
the Okeechobee High School gym
If you plan to try out for volley-
ball in August, you must attend this
meeting. Items that will be covered
include summer volleyball camps,
physical, fundraising, summer
programs and fall tryouts.
. If you absolutely cannot attend
this meeting, you must have some-
one there to pick up the informa-
For information, contact Coach
May at (863) 634-5836.
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Reflections from the Pulpit
Matthew 16:21- "From that
time forth began Jesus to show
unto his disciples, how that he
must go unto Jerusalem, and suf-
fer many things of the elders and
chief priests and scribes, and be
killed, and be raised again the
third 'day. 22Then Peter took' him,
and began to rebuke him, saying,
Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall
not be unto thee. 23But he
turned, and said unto Peter, Get
thee behind me, Satan: thou art
an offence unto me: for thou
savourest not the things that be of
God, but those that be of men."
Luke 9:51- "And it came to-
pass, \when the time was come
that he should be received up, he
steadfastly set his face to go to
Jerusalem....56For the Son of man
Is iiot come to destroy men's
i\'- es, but lo save them." ,.
Jesus came into the world onra
mission He had an appointed
time to suffer arid die on the cross
as God's Lamb. The disciples did
not understand it, but Jesus knew
His time had arrived. Therefore,
He set His face toward the cross
"% o gr eat men, Albert
Schweitzei and David Living-
stone, set their face toward the
Albeit Schweitzer, missionary,
musician, biographer, philoso-
pher and surgeon, turned his
back on wealth and prestige
when he sailed for Africa in 1913.
An old abandoned hen house
was his first hospital; an old camp
bed was his first operating table.
On a trip to the United States, a'
reporter asked him, "Dr.
Schweitzer, have you found hap-
piness in Africa?"
He replied, "I have found a
place of service,: and that is
enough happiness for anyone."
He had set his face toward
Africa even if it meant poverty and
death for him-he was willing.
The Scripture says, "He stead-
fastly set his face to go to
Jerusalem." Jesus came to die as
God's Lamb-this was His place
of service, and He knew that
Jerusalem meant certain death to,
According to the Word of God,
Our place of service is to take our
cross, and follow Him. "And he
said to them all, If any man will
come after me, let him deny him-
self, and take up his cross daily,
. and follow me" (Lu. 9:23)'
,Henry M. Stanley found Living-
stone in Africa and lived with him
for some time. Here is his testimo-
ny: "1I went to Africa as prejudiced
as the biggest atheist in London.
But there came for me a long time
for reflection. I saw this solitary
old man there and asked myself,
'How on earth does he stop
here-is he cracked, or what?
What is it that inspires him?'
"For months after we met I
found myself wondering at the
old man carrying out all that was
said in the Bible-'Leave all
things and follow Me.' But little by
little his sympathy for others
became contagious; my sympa-
thy was aroused; seeing his piety,
his gentleness, his zeal, his
earnestness, and how he went
about his business, I was convert-
ed by him, although he had not
tried to do it."
The Australian Baptist
The world did not understand
our Lord's determination to obey
His Father, and neither do they
understand our determination to
follow Him. That is why Stanley
was sent to rescue Dr. Living-
stone. They could not understand
why a man with so many talents
would throw it all away in Africa.
Evidently, they did not see what
he saw in Africa.
When James Gordon Bennett
sent Henry M. Stanley to search
for David Livingstone in Africa, he
said: "Draw on me for a thousand
pounds today to provide your
equipment, and when that is
exhausted, draw on me for anoth-
er thousand, and when that is
done, draw another; but find Liv-
-Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illus-
They were desperate; they
were determined to find out what
this man was up to. They could
only see the physical world and its
treasures and Livingston was
wasting it in Africa. But what they
did not know was that Living-
stone and Jesus saw beyond.
He explained to His disciples
that He was, "Not come to
destroy men's lives, but to save
them" (Lu. 9:56). He saw the
need of lost humanity and He did
something about it. This also
could be said of all those who fol-
low Jesus by taking their cross
and coming after Him.
An artist once painted a most
unusual painting of Jesus on the
cross. The background is dark,
but the body of Jesus can clearly
be seen. Gazing at the painting,
one sees a second figure begin-
ning to emerge from the shadows
on the canvas. Behind the suffer-
ing Savior is the heavenly Father.
And the nails that pierce the
hands and feet of Jesus also
pierce the hands and feet of the
Father. A crown of thorns that cuts
into the brow of Jesus, cuts into
the brow of the Father also.
It is as if the artist is reminding
us of Paul's statement: "God com-
mendeth His love toward us, in
that while we were yet sinners,
Christ died for us" (Ro. 5:8).
Jesus willingly gave Himself as
God's Lamb. As disciples, we are
asked to follow His example
wherever it may lead.
When Stanley set out in search
of Livingstone, lost to the world in
the African jungle, David's sister,
Janet, gave the newsman a Bible.
But not wishing to risk the beauti-
ful Book on the voyage, Stanley
asked Frank Pocock, his compan-
ion, to lend him his badly worn
and stained copy. He little knew
the impact that Book would have
on lives in Central Africa.
At one place, the native king
and chiefs asked Stanley about
angels. Stanley remembered the
battered old Bible he had bor-
rowed from his friend.
"I have a Book with me, which
will tell you much better, not only
what angels are, but about God
and his blessed Son, to whom the
angels are. but ministering ser-
vants," he said.
"Fetch it. Fetch it now," they
excitedly shouted. "We will wait."
And wait they did, listening with
intense interest as Stanley read
Ezekiel 10 and Rev. 7:9-17.
When it came time to go his
way, Stanley bade the king
farewell. He had gone only a short
distance when a runner came
after him, saying, "The Book!
Mtesa wants the Book!"
So Stanley sent the Book back
to the king, and from it came a
spiritual revolution to Uganda.
On the very spot where Bishop
Hannington was later killed by
cannibals there now stands one
of the largest churches in the
world, where as many as eight
thousand will gather for worship.
David Livingstone once
prayed: "God send me anywhere,
only go with me. Lay any burden
on me. And sever any tie within
my heart except the tie that binds
my heart to Yours."
special Easter eggs
Church ot God of Prophecy,
102 N.\V. 10th St., will be taking
orders for their annual chocolate
peanut butter eggs for Easter
Call (8631 763-465-1 to place
classes for families
The First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. will
hold classes on Tuesday morn-
wings from 10 until I 1.30 a.m. for
parents and preo-school children.
The curriculum %\ill explore
God's word through acti\ ity cen-
ters. There will also be a special
class for parents For informa-
tion or to register, call Angela at
Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Contemporary Christian guitarist, Bobby Owens entertained local residents at the Fort
Drum Days Festival on Saturday, April 1. The festival spanned both Saturday and Sun-
day with live music, food, family fun and community fellowship.
Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
The Fort Drum Community Church hosted its' 14th annual 'Fort Drum Days' festival
which began on Saturday, April 1. The festival featured family fun with live music from
Bobby Owens, (on guitar) who sang songs of praise, and the Gulf State Gospel Quartet
on Sunday. John Hoglo, a deacon at the Fort Drum Community Church gave the festivals
opening prayer and gave thanks to all those who assisted in setting up the festival.
The First Linited Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St., is
offering a short term study pro-
gram. The Forty-Sixty is based on
Discipleship Resources literature
by Richard H. Gentzler, Jr. and
Craig Kennet Miller. The study will
take place each Tuesday from 6:45
until 7:45 p.m. at the church. The
study is open to everyone, and will
be led by Rev. Bruce Simpson and
Rev. Jim Dawson. For information
or to register, call (863) 763-4021.
Oakview Baptist Church Music
and Drama Ministries, 677 S.W
32nd St., will present an Easter out-
door musical event entitled "Pathos
'06" on 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.
New Life Holiness Church in
Basinger, 17025 N.W 190th Road,
will host a revival April 10-14 start-
ing at 7:30 p.m. each evening.
Rufus Caraway from Arcadia will
be the guest speaker. For informa-
tion call (863) 763-6989, or (863)
The First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. will
be presenting "The Living Lord's
Supper" on Monday, April 13, at
6:30 p.m. at the church. Everyone
is invited. For information, call
Haven of Rest Pentecostal
Church, 180 N.W. Third Avenue, is
hosting a revival with Jerry Cottrell
from West Virginia. Services will
begin at 7 p.m. April 13 through 15.
On Sunday, April 16, he will speak
at the 10 a.m. service. For informa-
tion call Tammy Gibson at (863)
634-5757, or Pastor Tom Velie at
program to be held
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)
Sunday school 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Meal 5:45 p.m. Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
3 Linda Rd. (BHR) (863) 357-6500
Pastor David Robertson
Mtd I1SaptiUt CfuCSh
"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 98' St. Okeechobee, 34972 (PO.Box 1541,Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584 Home: (863) 763-7165
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edition 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold
on brass and includes a numbered certificate and historical infor-
mation. Each ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the
ornaments will go to the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay
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PALM VILLIAGE RANCH Beautiful and Brand 3/3/2 CBS home of luxury. Screened in ground pool, "WELCOME HOME" is what this home says to 1457. Make Offer Todayl
NEWI 1350 SF 3/2, crown molding, charming lavish path -whirlpool tub,wh-home generator, hurri- youl 2192 TSF 3/2 Cypress home, 30x25 open A RETREAT FOR ALL SEASONSI Delightful 2001
details, in over 55 community. Club house, cane panels,utillty has 17 cabinets,3rd bd has built concept with Cedar walls, 10x36 Screen porch, Chariot park model, 1/1, full addition on comer lot in Big
pool. social activities, $119,000. #221B. Call in oak office unit., amazing extras thru-out. #220C watei view in Taylor Creek Isles. 201C. $225,000. "0"RVPark. Clubhouse, pool, activities in friendlycommu-
Lori 634-1457. $339,000, Call Lorl 863-634-1457. Call Lori 634-1457, nity. REDUCED $85,000 #207D Call Lod 863-634-1457.
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#91147 WATERFRONT HOUSE WITH EVERY-
THING YOU NEED-AT A GREAT PRICE, TOO!
Concrete house w/frame addi-tion totals 3 bedrooms /
2.5+ baths plus laundry rm, sewing rm, big den/office,
screened patio w/ hottub, seawall w/dock, nice tile-
work and recent up-grades! YOU HAVE TO SEE AT
590601 NICE LAKE-ACCESS tVATERFRONT NEIGH-
BORHOOD! Taylor Creek Isles location for this 2/2 nice
singlewide with newer seawall! No fixed bridges to
Lake via Taylor Creek! Perfect for winter, or fishing get-
away!.ASKING JUST $195,000!
#90101 LAKE-ACCESS WATER-FRONT IN THE
ISLES FOR UNDER $200,000! Cute 1974 trailer with
additions and all kinds of up-grades! Ceramic tile,
screened patio, seawall, dock, storage shed, laundry
area, fancy new cabinets! ASKING LOW $162,000!
. . .. . .
90-92 PATIO OVERLOOkS OLUR BIG BACK-
YARD AND LAKE-ACCESS WATERWAY! Really cute
1981 3 bdrm / 2 bath mobile on large lot over 160' deep
in Buckhead! Has a detached concrete block garage near
the water-very unusual! Dock! GO FISHIN' AT YOUR
YARD FOR $160,0001
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090%69 LAKE-ACCESS WATERFRONT HOUSE IN #89909 AT THIS NEW REDUCED PRICE THE LOCA-
THE ISLES WITH NEW, BRIGHT WHITE KITCHEN TION ALONE IS WORTH EVERY PENNY! Isles
CABINETSI Recently installed new oven/range, frige, Lake-access waterfront just a few hundred feet from
dishwasher! Superb dock on one of our very best canals! Taylor Creek on our best canal and best street! Includes
Garage with laundry! Sturdy block construction of 2/2 mobile with additions! JUST $149,900 BUYS IT
course! $252,5001 TODAYI
r v !' ;',_^.n 'A olled cLi/Jng._ _-plt plan licI4 -q
6*-9, .a ti cte.:n-t- d porch and large ccarport or
3Bd/2Ba in Brindaban Forest, 1/2 acre lot, converete drive. Three storage
fenced backyard, backs up to pasture, faux bldgs/workshop and sprinkler system.
fireplace, split plan, large kitchen, 1568SF, Owner keeps it immaculate. Huge kitchen
front &. back porches, large storage w/island, wet bar and tons of cabinet
bldg/workshop. Asking $155,000. space. Asking $179,000. #215A.
B.H. Tucker, P.A., Lic. Real Estate Broker Brandon D. Tucker, PA., Lic. Real Estate Broker
Advertise The Okeechobee News Real Estate
Pages Contact Kay Sheedy at 763-3134
#89790 2 TRAILERS ON ONE BUCKHEAD WATER-
FRONT LOT! Very interesting..: and rare... find! Trailer
#1 has 2 bdrms/1 bath; #2 has 2 bdrms/1.5 baths! Not
currently rented, but subject to change with, such high
demand! Located #5 Lissie Ln. Call Jerry for appt! ASK-
#91112 WANT TO GET AWAY FROM SOMETHING?
Like the cold, traffic, crime, hustle & bustle, and noise?
Welcome to Ancient Oaks RV Resort! Here's your
'affordable cozy 2 bedroom with addition Park model
that's furnished and ready for fun! Boat ramp use
* #89022: VACANT WATERFRONT LOT!
Cleared, nice, seawall @ 96 Linda Rd.. in
Buckhead! Conforming house/dbl. wide OK!
REDUCED TO JUST $130,000!
* #90771 ISLES WATERFRONT VACANT LOT!
Brand-new seawall! Dock with hoist! Completely
cleared! Water meter included! 2401 SE 33rd St.
* #90876 ISLES WATERFRONT LOT!. Close to
Creek at 2624 SE 34th Ln! Sold i,, ith. exiting eca-
Wall, shed, dock, and water meter a]couunt! HOT
AT $150,000! ,
* VIKINGS 1.25 ACRE PARCELS! Phone Jerry
for details. Priced $34,900 to $65,000 ea.!
#90791 GOOD OLE' AFFORDABLE PINE RIDGE #90984 AFFORDABLE 1988 DOUBLEWIDE! Non-
PARK! Where more people are heading to find afford- waterfront Buckhead location with water and sewer
able mobiles! Here's an older 2/2 on fully fenced lot service! Large screened patio, carport, neat interiors!
with carport! Need cash buyer or someone with their Looking for something under $100,000? It's hard to
own source of funds due to trailer age. BUT PRICE AT find-we know! Full 2 bedroom / 2 bath! IT'S A
ONLY $90.000! MAKE OFFER "GONER" AT JUST $79,900!
#91124 YOU CAN PAY MORE FOR JUST A PLAIN ". ,f: B lt
'OLE VACANT LOT! WHY NOT LIVE IN A RESORT #90875 BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF WATERFRONT ON 2
FOR THE SAME MONEY? Very neat older Park model SIDES! Your lot line actually goes into the canal! Dock,
in fabulous Ancient Oaks! Easy walk to pool, clubhouse, really cute 2 bdrm mobile with patios overlooking the
hottub! Hour drive from West Palm! SURE-SELLER water! Super nice little boathouse! Easy access to Hwy
AT $59,500 78! Sharp interiors-a pleasure to show! $150,000!
* 90440 ISLES "DRY" LOT FOR DOUBLEWIDE!
For county-conforming doublewide that can fit on
this pie-shaped lot at 2081 SE 25th DR! $70,000!
* #90444 5+ ACRES IN SUN N' COUNTRY
RANCHES! Heavy trees and brush keep what
you want for privacy, clear the rest! Brand new
culvert! Located at 305 363rd Court in Ft. Drum
for conforming house or new doublewide!
PRICED-TO SELL AT $105,000!
* n 90235 'VACANT LOT FOR RV! 6495 SE 56th
St Ancjknt Oaks! $49,900
* ;90749 RV LOTW/SHED & WASHER/DRYER!
6630 SE 55th St! Reduced to $48,500!
OK ACRES/10 ACRE PARCELS NOW
WITH SELLER FINANCING
FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLYi
Please call Don Renfranz / Realtor
Financing Terms: With 20% Cash down payment ($50,600); Sellers will hold
a First Mortgage of balance payable In monthly payments of principal &
interest @ 8.00%APR based on 15yr. amortization, to come to term (balloon
payment) at the end of 3rd year from date of note.
* 10 ACRES CLOSE TO TOWN! Lot #7 @ OK Acres on
NE 80th Ave. $220,000!
'-10 ACRES EACH! GOOD PAVED ROAD FRONT!
Lots # 13 & #17 @ OK Acres directly fronting on paved NE
80th Ave. $253,000 EACH!
* 11.8+ ACRES AT NORTH END! Lot #1 @ OK ACRES
on NE 80th Ave.! $300,000!
t United 210 NW
.. .- Linda Thorntlo
1. Nithin P.ppLn cLi Real Eslale Broki, Ruthi Pippin
Cell 8a..1 l-40,62 No One kluia
Park St., Ste. 202,
hobee, FL 34972
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City Liunit Vacant
Lot 75' \ 150'
#90043 Waterfront.2/2 well maintained DWMH in Taylor Creek Isles one lot off Taylor
Creek on cul-de-sac. Wood laminate flooring in kitchen & dining room, ceiling fan in
living room and huge walk-in closet in master. Reduced to $225,000 Call Craig
#90460 NE 10th Street, Lots 21 & 22 combined for a total of 0.344 acres. Zoned RMF.
Water line is approx. 200' to the West and Sewer line is approx. 200' to the East of prop-
erty. $59,900 Call Linda
#89887 Waterfront on a clean canal with easy access to Taylor Creek & Lake
Okeechobee. CBS 3/2/1 dean & well-maintained home features French doors that
open onto a spacious screened room. Garage offers storage/utility space. $265,000 -
#89915 Half-Acre Lot Located Right In The Town of Okeechobee. Majestic oak trees
and pine trees give the sense of privacy and being out in the country with all the con-
venience of being close to everything. $64,000.00- Call Craig, Owner/Realtor
#90522 Waterfront 3/2 nicely landscaped DWMH in Taylor Creek Islqes Boathoiese
w/lift, addt'l dock w/cvrd fish cleaning station & a separate cvrd patio. New roof
2005 & A/C 2003. Lrg FL rm overlooking water. Eat-in kitchen, sep. diing rm, sky-
lights, walk-in closets, garden tub in master w/sep walk-in dbl shower. Must -.e'
$225,000 -Call Linda-
FULL SERVICE REALTOR
4251 HwY. 441 S.
CO.Fax: 763-6068 Office 763-5588
TAuLOR CREEK ISLES -.- EAST SIDE OF TOWN
BLCKHEE D RIDGE WATERFRONT .: .,:u.. .- ,.:... .:-,. aur.ri T.I,. TREASURE ISL AND Ei.L :dE ..:1 i .a' i 3, .I.IH .i.,t IL' La.g4
3Bd/3Ba split plan executive pool home. Contact Creek. Call Pat at 634-5588 for appointment. 2/2 split plan SWMH & boat shed w/lift minutes screen'porch overlooks captured water. Call Pat
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Lake access waterfront DWMH, 3Bd/2Ba, family room, Community. Home has all the features you NEWI NEW1 NEW LISTING! details, 634-5588.
screened porch, sep. dining room, sep. living room, car- expect. Refreshing tile foyer, carpet bedrooms, See this Lakefront custom Manufactured home RIVER OAK ACRES: Very rare airstrip vacant lot in upscale
port (2 car), 2 sheds, seawall, back (chain link fence). light interior/high ceilings. Master Suite w/lux- with apartment and 3 entrances. Call Pat 634-5588. neighborhood: Beautiful cleared lot. Oak trees, High & dry.
(#89925) urious BA, French doors to Ig FL rm. (#90989) (#91043) Call Kathy 634-8676. $220,000. (#90339)
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3 1 .- HIGHLANDS COIUNT '% I TA, LOR CREEl ISLEs $"'i.000i luLJL ul uI..uL. ml iu t,..lu.l n.,.r loca-
J&S ESTATES $155,000 Furnm. 1998 Fleetwood DWMH, 3Bd/2.5Ba, 6 acres (Ag Location, location lake access waterfront concrete tion. Call Pat863-634-5588.
2Bd/2Ba home located in J&S Estate, 1 car garage, zoned), fenced, pole barn/22, Wooley shed, utility bldg. Madray Home in Taylor Creek Isles. Corner lot, 24 +/- acres with large modern CBS home & new DWMH
heated in-ground pool (Solar 1,000 ft. piping w/bath & 220 elect/laundry, 1988 Bomber Bass boat, 1990 3Bd/2Ba w/Fla. room, ex-large utility room. plus various outbuildings. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
w/aux. 175,000 BTU.heater, water filter systeni, Dodge Van. Property grounds cleared foot paths. Palms, Fishermen take notice! Just 5 minutes to taylor 50 acres cleared. Call Pat 634-5588.
work-out room, sprinkler system. (#90065) oaks, pines. Kiss. River boat ramp within sight. (#90594) Creek Locks! (#90748) 1.25 acres in Viking. Asking $35,900. Call Pat 634-5588.
NOTE: These offerings are subject to errors, omissions or withdrawal without notice. Information believed accurate but not guaranteed.
Very nice JBd/lia UBS nome on 1it
acre in Dixie Ranch Acres. Nice yard
with mature trees. Roof two years old.
$185,000. Call Carol Staley at 863-
Nice Eirigilewide mobile home wiln add orn
in Taylor Creek Isles with LAKE ACCESS.
Seawall and dock with gazebo, nice back
yard with mature trees. $169,000. Call
Carol Staley at 863-447-1231.
Great place to live. Large DWMH with
add-on. New carpet throughout. Many
improvements, beautiful trees, large
lot. Only $159,900. Call Ron Staley at
Greal Commercial Loi. 3/4+1- acre with
160' on very busy SE Hwy. 441 and
110' on Rim Canal. Next to VFW.
Asking $575,000. Call Ron 863-697-
wood building lot just reduced to $36,500.
"A Full Service Real Estate Firm!"
104 N.W. 7th Ave.. (863) 763-4010
Toll Free 888-874-2945
B.H. Tucker, P.A., Uc. Real Estate Broker
BadnD,, Tucke,nP".A.,5Lie.Rai Ett Boe
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"YOUR RESIDENTLAL EXPERT" 3126 Hwy. 441 S. 863-763-8222 osruassp
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F. Llro. clns.: Daih Anii satford 634-731I Bn'tara Aih 6h3-3652 Barbara ,lcClellan oj-l'St7 Chuck Gillespie 6q7-1451 Bill Hill ]r. -34-0516
Bmba'n Crolemna 4.4-01U48 Pain Alobly 46T.-9769 erl Hill 634-6796 Italter acarkin 634-9783 Karn McArLean 634-5949
Robert 'Bob' Brakkc 47-53.36 lisrn Brd 634-3572 Tinm Itenaer 610.-4434 John Godwivn 610-9152 kcritn Foster 634-38113
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Screened front porch, carport, detached garage and detached workshop. All appliances Attached and detached carport with stor- porch, sprinkler system and much morel
iv' Con'-nincriti-, located for c-a_-tal co.m.nuter icrel bu, -l 1T110 00 (tOnfo, a aj, \ .,1a f;lr-,nd :.1, tQoo tin (ol5.n) A .mut -ee' kling 350 On n (on6.459
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and tile flooring. Storage barn with 3 con- refrigerator. Living area walls are all plas- Everglades Elem. Located in an area of and virnyl flooring, storage building, and
create parking bays. Country living but close tered. New carpet and vinyl flooring. Screen newer homes. This is a great buy! Asking the appliances stay! Come take a look!
to shopping and school. $325,000. (#91150) porch with a water view. $159,900. (#91001) $214,000. (#90621) Asking $159,900. (#90908)
REALTOR Taylor Creek Real Estate
Cell: 863-634-4596 Home: 863-467-2930
$95,000 BUYS TODAY.
#89845 IT'S A "10"-WITHOUT THE "TEN" EXPENSE! Fully re-modeled
3 bdrm/2 bath doublewide on quarter-acre lot! Big detached garage! Big|
13x25' screened patio, paved drive, all modem appliances-and nice Isles
neighborhood! $95,000 CASH NOW! I
#90769 LAKE-ACCEbSS WAItKFKUNIT IUUSt IN THEIR ISLB WITH INEW,
BRIGHT WHITE KITCHEN CABINETS! Recently installed new oven/range,I
frige, dishwasher! Superb dock on one of our very best canals! Garage with laundry!
Sturdy block construction of course! $252,500! I
Lic. R.E. Broker
timmon U, lUcKer, P.A., LIC. KeRl t:StBtO WOW .
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service to children
1 The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from 6
until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from
11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required safe-
ty equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. Aves-
sel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call (863) 467-3085
to arrange a boat check.
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwanted,
abandoned and injured ferrets. For
information, call (863) 763-4333.
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is welcome
to stop by the post and pick out
what they need. There is no charge
and anyone is welcome. This is not
restricted to veterans. Call the Post
at (863) 763-2950.
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a differ-
ence in the lives of others? Rauler-
son Hospital Auxiliary has many
opportunities of service for adults
seeking volunteer work. Volunteer
as little as four hours a week or as
many as 20 hours. Morning or after-
noon shifts are available. Many
opportunities currently exist and
new programs to begin soon.
Please contact the lobby desk at
Raulerson Hospital for a Volunteer
Application. For information, call
(863) 763-2151, ext. 3312. The hos-
pital's Volunteer Program (ages 14-
17) begins in June.
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center, 14895 N.W 30th Terrace, is
seeking paper towels, old large tow-
els, blankets, old kennels, a push
lawnmower, gardening utensils and
laundry detergent. Anyone wishing
to donate any of the above items is
asked to call (863) 763-4630.
Horse Heaven Rescue in St.
Lucie County takes in all unwant-
ed horses. If you can't keep
them, donate them by calling
(772) 467-0400. For information,
ask for Karen.
You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for their
children, the question is whose
children are these? The answer is
they belong to all of us. You can
help abused and neglected chil-
dren by donating your operational
car, boat, truck or other vehicle to
Kids In Distress by calling (954)
390-7620. Kids In Distress is a com-
munity-supported agency dedicat-
ed to the care, treatment and pre-
vention of child abuse and neglect.
They have locations in Broward
and Palm Beach counties,
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W. 30th Terrace. You can invite
up to 20 friends to join you for a
wildlife adventure tour, hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to make.
For information on cost and reser-
vations, call (863) 763-4630.
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increased the days the VA vans
transport veterans to the West Palm
Beach VA Medical Center. The VA
vans are now running Monday
through Friday. All veterans need-
ing a ride to the VA Medical Center
should call the County Veterans
Service Officer at (863) 763-8124
several days ahead of time and pro-
vide name, last four of social securi-
ty number, date and time of
appointment and whether a wheel-
chair/scooter lift is needed. All
appointments must be before
noon. If there are any questions,
please contact Betsy Grinslade, the
county veterans' service officer.
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14 Okeechobee News, Saturday, April 8, 2006
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Give Away 140
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Special Notices 155
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Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classi-
fieds and make your
clean un a breeze
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COMPOSTED MANURE- For
yourgarden. You pickup.
Call Laura or John at
OKEE, Fri, Sat. & Sun,
7th, 81lh & 9th. 8am-?,
69 SW 77th Terr.
TIV MuLICi To Mention!
OKEECHOBEE- Sat, April 8th,
7am-?, 462 SE 4th St., By
Hospice. Computer desk,
dressers, clothes & more
w.. -~ ..-w
signs and .
OKEECHOBEE, Sat., April 81h,
8arri-?,. 2105 SW 28[n Ave.
Tools. Disnes, Lawn Mower,
Edger Freezer & Mucn More"i
Ilems 25c & up -
OKEECHOBEE, Thurs., Frl. &
Sat.. April 6th. 71h & 8th,
8amrr-Spm. 303 SW 101 Ave
Entie Contents ol Home.
Too many items 10 lisill!
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classifMeds
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/ORG
Tall Guy, Secure, Stable. To
meet Attractive Gal or Couples
40-60 yrs. for Dining, Travel-
ing, elc (863)946.3123
E loyment -
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
AM & PM
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
BUSY MEDICAL OFFICE look-
ing for pleasant Front Recep-
tionist with computer skills,
medical billing exp. helpful.
Fax resume with references
Large Cattle Operation near
Yeenaw Junction seeks-
Accounts Payable Clerk
Insurance & benefits.
Housing available for,
Drug Free Workplace
Call Sandy at Rollins Ranch
Send resume: e-mail
or fax 772-567-7808
CDL DRIVER NEEDED
Must speak English. Excellent
pay depending on drop sites.
863-467-4411 Before 4pm.
CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Operate Cranew/ '
Clamshell Bucket. Full Time.
Near City of Okeechobee.
Call Frank @904-237-9696
CUSTOMER SERV. REP
for National Oxygen company.
Great benefits. Medical expe-
rience preferred but will train.
Bilingual a plus. Call Center
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & P/T positions
avail., Great pay, working envi-
ronment & benefits
Full- time. Bilingual a must.
Please apply at Pier II Resort
LOCAL CLEANING COMPANY
Shifts: 3:30-11:00 pm,
4:00-11:pm & 5:00-11 pm,
Mon, Fri., some Saturdays.
Must have a valid FL Drivers
license, transportation to &
from work & no criminal
record. For application call:
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sold, advertise In the
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For Tuesday &
to clean the
parking lot &
common areas of
the Winn Dixie
$325 per month
JOURNEYMEN (Starting at
$17-$20 perhour) or
w/experience, Apply at: Bass
aeclc, 2801 SW 3rd Terrace.
$16.46 $22.97/hr, Now Hir-
Ing. For application & free
government job info., call
merican Assoc. of Labor
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips
MAINTENANCE 5 days/week
(40 hrs). Bkgrd ck, drug free
workplace.. (863)467-6677 -
speak to Homer or Vivian.
Part time & full time.
Join all the people who
say, "I sold It In the clas-
"Positions starting at $9.00 per hour
plus! No Experience required
We are now staffing tow truck operator and cashier
positions. Training will be provided for individuals
with a clean background and license.
We offer good pay, insurance, .401K and gas
reimbursement. Raises and advancement
opportunities exist for good people.
Become a part of the Turnpike Team.
Apply at Ft. Drum Citgo mm
184 Fl. Turnpike
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
For a Busy Child Care Center
resume to 863-467-7560
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
uFor AIlhr C~i OslfWd
rrid,~y tO. mAr7 $Jr
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The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL TIMTE circulation
The right applicant must lhlue:
Cla.. D CDL
Cas.i Handling Experience
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potenaal for advancement
A urunique work enviromnent %%here
emplo\ ees are trueited and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Generous time off program
Ph LIA I A
(Health Educators L2)
Two Positions i #64002106 &
#64002107) positions in LaBelle &
Clewiston to provide education & teach
curriculum with new Community Based
Abstinence Program, Hendry County
Health Department; Bachelors Degree
or equivalent; experience in human
services, abstinence or teen pregnancy
prevention; ability to travel & flex work
schedule when needed: Bilingual English
& Spanish helpful; Background screen-
ing/fingerprinting required. EEO/AA.
Apply on line:
Call Tony (a, 863-674-4041 x167
for more details.
Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nurmsng Asiislanl. Complete the
HopitaLiry A.iqlart course/ trammg at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in weeks. Next
class. begins sc.:.n instrudcor RN 'e\.penenced teacher has
a .er, laugh CNA e.'am pas.img rate. Quahfied CNAs are
then eligible lor LPN training Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
.406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
S-,Full Time ~
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Experienced Accountant to lead budgeting, cash flow
forecasting & management, prepare financial statements,
AIR, A/P bankk recs. BS degree preferred, AS req'd.
Construction exp. a +,Jupiter area, send resume to:
Golf Course Mechanic Needed
Salary based on experience
Apply at Okeechobee Golf & CC
405 NE 131st Lane
Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
How do you find a Job In
market? In the employ-
ment section of the cs-
Need a tow more bucks to
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
FIND IT FAST DIRECTORY!,.
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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.
Mail resume and references
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad in the classl-
le from Commercial News I
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The Clewlston News, Glades
County Democrat and The Sun
newspapers are looking for
writers and photographers,
part or full time, to cover local
events. If you are enjoy attend-
ing community events and
aren't shy about asking ques-
tions, this could be the job for
you. Interested applicants
should mail resume, writing
samples and references to
Get a quick response to
any item you may bsell-
Inn with a clissIfIed ad.
PHYSICAL THERAPY PTA
Big Lake Home Health
or fax resume to
Grab a bargain from your
attic, basement or clos-
et tn today's classifieds.
BABY SITTER NEEDED: for 8
r. old before/after school.
our house/mine. Transporta-
tion a must. (863)697-8299
Attention teachers: Looking for
a part-time work or a summer
job? The Glades County
Democrat, Clewiston News
and The Sun newspapers are
looking for part-time writers
and photographers. Interested
applicants please email re-
sume, writing samples and ref-
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classi-
The Glades County Democrat,
The Sun, and the Clewiston
News newspapers have open-
ings for stringers to cover local
events. Stringers are paid per
assignment for stories and
photos. Work hours are ex-
tremely flexible. Interested ap-
plicants should mail resume,
writing samples and referenc-
Buying a car? Look In the
classllleds. Selling a
car? Look In the classi-
Available. Call (863)467-5657
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed Income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that It is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Services Offered 425
ALUMINUM DIVISION OF
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Aluminum Roof Over
M & D CONTRACTING
Lc. # OCSL2732-01
Pressure Washing &
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new In box
AIR CONDITIONER Large
AIR CONDITIONER- For RV
13,000 BTU. Brand new
$500 (514)710-0094 be-
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $100-.
BARBER CHAIR, Antique, Mfg.
by Emil J. Padair Co. Pat #
cond. $1000 (863)697-0328
HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD -
Antique, 3/4. $50.
HUNGARIAN HAY WAGON,
antique, great for decoration
store or farm, $2500
PARGO GOLF CAR- W/charg-
er, Runs great, Good batts,
$800 Or best offer. Tom
WAGON WHEELS, Hungarian
(100) wooden, $75
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.
RANGE- 30" Whirlpool, self
REFRIGERATOR & FREEZER -
GE, $50. (863)467-1120.
REFRIGERATOR, 18.8 cu. ft.,
Brand new, includes ice
maker, $500 or best offer
REFRIGERATOR- GE, Very
good condition. $150.
WASHER & DRYER Ken-
more, white, $150 for the
WASHER & DRYER- $100 For
BICYCLES- his & hers mon-
*goose bikes w/access, $50
-for both will sell separate
BATHROOM SINK Marble,
EXTERIOR DOOR- Colonial
style, 36". White. $50.
SCREEN ROOM- permanent or
portable, 8x20, roof system,
28x8, 2 doors, exc cond.
$1'800 (502)644-2018:'- .
TRUSSES (17) POLES 16'(6)
ASKING $1000 for all
WINDOWS, Vinyl, For Screen
Porch. All tinted. (5) 49x78,
(5) 58x82 (1) Glass window
2x63. $500 (863)357-0201
PETER RABBIT Baby Carriage,
Cosco, Never used $50 or
best offer (863)467-2474
SASSY SEAT: Infant/Toddler,
WHEAT DISHES- Service for
8, Complete set incl. plat-
ters etc. Like new. $750.
Black dress white trim size 3-4
$50 & Small Navy/Royal Blue
Shop here tfrstl
The classified ads
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.
Stadium Club '92 & '06, Topps
Series I Baseball Cards, card
LAP TOP, Compaq Armada
E500, 40gb, DVD Player, CD
Burner & much more, $550.
LAP TOP, Sony VAIO, DVO
Player, CD Burner, disquette
w/many extras, exc. cond.,
BED SET- Twin, 6 pieces,
Beige w/large pink flowers.
ARMOIRE: Pine. New, in box.
63"x36". Drawers, shelves &
closet. Cost $575. Now $400.
BAKERS RACK- wrought iron
with wood counter. Very sol-
id, $35 (863)675-3944
BEDROOM SUITE, white dbl,
w/1 6-drawer dresser and 1
w/3drawer night stand, $100
or best offer (863)675-3659
BR SUITE- 9 pc Broyhill, king
size, white washed oak,
lighted hdbd & bkshlvs, enter
cab $500 (863)261-1932
CEDAR CHEST: New, in box.
36"x20". Cost $250, Selling for
$1 50. 863-467-7996 or
CHAIR, Small, Upholstered
multi colored Swivel, Ideal
for RV. $30. (863)467-8432
CHINA CABINET cherry,
lighted. $1 50.
COFFEE TABLE & 2 END TA-
BLES, off white, w/cherry
wood tops & glass inserts,
DINETTE TABLE w/2 chairs,
excellent condition, $20
DINING ROOM TABLE- Solid
wood. 4 chairs & 1 bench.
Seats 6, $100. or best offer.
Entertainment Center, 2 pc.
Lighted w/ secretaries desk,
shelves, etc. Must see to ap-
preciate. $250 863)763-3423
Hutch style, white washed,
FOLDING TABLES (2) 3 Ft. x 8
Ft. $20 for both, will sep.
KING BED SET- headboard,
dresser w/mirror, 2 n.stands,
2 black floor lamps, $250
SECTIONAL- 2 reclines, L
shaped, black w/pin strips.
Great cond., $750 or best of-
SOFA- full size, Like new,
Light blue, beige, white & grey
striped. Reduce to $225.
TABLE wicker, glass top,
with 4 chairs. $35.
Wicker Queen bed set, chest
of drawers, 2 night tables,
w/tempered glass on top
GOLF CART- E-Z-GO, 4
Wheeler, Lights, Horn, Mir-
rors,Charger, Blue. $850.
GOLF CLUBS- complete,
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag, putter., $95.
BENCH & BARBELL set, ad-
justable bench w/leg ext's,
400# iron weights, weight
rack, $175. 863-805-0272.
WEIGHT MACHINE, pulley,
200# on guides, change wt.
with peg. $35. Call
Treadmill, DC motor, $75
ELEC WHEELCHAIR- 3 wheel
Sonic Pride Mobility, elec lift,
$1200 or best offer
LIFT CHAIR, Good condition.
:WHEEL"CHAIR, Motorized w/2
heavy duly batteries. Good
cond~ $550 (863)675-0104 -
COCA-COLA Comforter set,
ldbl comforter, flat & fitted
sheets, pillow, cases, shams
& 1 dbl bed skrt $50
FOOD GRADE COMPRESSED
NITROGEN, 3 Large Cylin-
ders $150 (863)467-2267
GREEN SAND IRON FILTER-
RELAX & ENJOY, the outdoors
in this 2 seated swing $100.
WORK STATION- Stainless
Steel double sink fish clean-
ing station. 5' long $125.
COPIER- Konica 7033, comm.
BABY GEESE (4) LaBelle area
with 3 drawers, duplicator,
sorter, cowill separates, little used,
BLUE & GOLD MACAW: 6
mo's old wilarge play top
cage. $1000. (863)763-0449
COCKATOO, Ducrpse, smaell-
er version from umbrella,
GERMAN SHEPHERD- female,
spayed, 3yrs old, To good
home only $50
MATED PAIR CONURES- one
ed, + ldyr old baby in Ig
cage $550 (863)843-2495
Hand fed & very loving. Incls
cage & 2 perches. $800. or
best offer. (863)357-1992
Makes great Foster Parent.
YORKSHIRE TERRIER 2yo,
house broken, neutered & all
shots. $300 (863)467-1301
ZEBRA FINCH'S: w/Cage. $20.
(863)675-3032 after 5pm.
COMMODE, new, white, $25
or best offer (863)467-1032
JUCUZZI- Large, Seats 6, with
matching insolated top.
SPA HOT TUB- Vita, 6 person,
works great $1200
CONSOLE SEWING MACHINE-
With attachments $25.
KARATE PADS- approx. 10,
Great shape. $150.-
TRAMPOLINE- asking $75
DUAL SPKRS, 2, 12", in plexy
glass/wood box, 4 chrome
ports & blue light hit flash-
ers. $200 (863)634-7098.
SONY CASSETTE TO CAS-
SETTE- plays, records, syn-
chronized motors, new cond
XM SATELLITE RADIO- Used 2
wks. Excellent condition $50.
When doing those chores
Is doing you In, it's time
to look for a helper in
TV, Color, 13" & VCR: $60 for
GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge,.used 1 week, $500
COMPRESSOR- Small, $25.
as is. (863)843-0079
CUT OFF SAW- Black & Deck-
er, 9", Extra 9" blades, Excel-
lent condition $75. Or best
ELECT. PRESSURE WASHER,
new $50 or best offer
GENERATOR, 2 1350 watts,
gas, B/S engine, Onan 6.3 two
cylinder, propane. $500 for
both, will sep. (863)697-9704
3600 watt, 4 gal., 7.0hp,
*5300 surge watts. Still in
box. $500. (863)763-9527
VCR, DAEWOO like new $20
TABOO: Adult VHS's. Volumes
Asking $100 for all, will sep.
NEW COIN COLLECTOR *Wi-
ing t) ji3, i ) my ,ii.lLIl,.nr
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
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
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
APPALOOSA MARE AND
TACK- $1500 (863)467-1421
MINI REG MARE, PONY-Pinto,
* blk/white, asking $850
SADDLES (3) Western, 2 Adult
& 1 Child. $650 for all or
best offer, will sep.
FERTILIZER SPREADER -
NEW CRAFTSMAN LAWN
MOWER 42 inch cut $900 or
trade for golf cart.
PURPLE MARTIN BIRD
HOUSE 28 units w/telescop-
ing pole. $75.
RIDING LAWN MOWER -
Craftsman LT 1000. 42" cut.
About 6mos. old. Asking
RIDING MOWER, TORO,
Wheel Horse, 44" cut, $650
ANGUS CHAROLAIS Cross
bred calves, 2 heffers, 1 bull,
wormed. Gentle, excel. for
small acreage $425 each
772)597-0669 before 9am
CALVES all kinds, healthy,
shots, wormed, will deliver,
$200 & up. Spring Sale, buy
10 get 1 free (863)235-0829.
SADDLES (2) 1 Adult & 1
child, never been used. $350
for both will sell separate
16 Okeechobee News, Saturday, April 8, 2006
Property u 1
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
APTS. 2BR/1BA, $800 mio.,
1st, last & $400 sec. dep. to
move in. Call (863)763-9225
or stop by 406 SW 2nd.St.
EFFICIENCY: Off Hwy. 70.
Fully furnished w/util., dishes,
linen, etc. $800 mo. + 1st,
last & sec. (863)801-4949
How fast can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sen It in the
HOT DOG STAND/SNACK BAR
Turn Key, good business year
round in Flea Mkt, $4000
NEW EXECUTIVE SUITES
Available Approx. 6/1/06
West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used Items In
CBS 3BR' 1BA W/D updt'd
bath, kit. & flrng. Incl Citywa-
ier in lOwi. Adult park. $1100
mo. + Sec. 561-346-4692
New 3/2,1600 s.f.,
no garage, large yard
$1400 mo., + 1st, last & sec.
OKEE- 3BR, 2BA,.Gar.; all tile
floor, 5265 SE 43rd St., in-
side Kings Bay, $1025/mo,
$1500 sec dep.
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, tile throughout,'
$1295/mo, 1st &sec, No pets
Farms Sale 1uu
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -.
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
CBS, 3 Bdrm./1 Ba. New roof,
garage, large fenced in yard.
NW area. $155,000. For ap-
CBS, 3 BR, 1 BA, w/Pool
Newly Remodeled. Must see
inside. Under appraisal
LAZY 7, CBS 3br, 2ba w/of-
flce, lyr old, 1 acre, Ceramic
tile. Price reduced $265,000.
863-634-6706 or 634-6545
SW Section SALE OR RENT
New 3 BR, 2 Ba, on. large lot.
Circular driveway. 2 car gar-
age. All appliances & new car-
By appointment only
The classifleds are the
most successful sales-
person In town.
2 LOTS $39;000 each neg., 2
ACRES- $35,000 each neg.,
OKEE. BIKING 1.5 ac Near
paved Rd/Park. Trees, power,
uplands. Photos $49,900. Pat
at Coastal RIty (561)357-0554
Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sell-
Ing them In the classl-
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
OKEECHOBEE- nice 2br, 1ba,
$600/mo, 1st, last, sec dep.,
No Pets, (863)763-6232.
WATERFRONT, 1 Bdrm., $450
mo. includes electric. $300
sec. dep. 863-824-8'718 or
Your new car could be In
today's paper. Have you
looked for Itt
MOBILE HOME- Lake access,
2br, 2ba, on 160x80 lot,
shed, 2 screen porches, boat
ramp, dock, Call for more
PARK MODEL 8X35, W/2 tip
outs, center tip out closed in,
8x35 screen room, Adult Pk,
Vantage Oak, Lot 83, $6000
PARK MODEL; 12x34
w/12x34 addition, carport
w/storage, CH/CA, watersys-
tem, W/D, lots of extras, Rim
Canal, on rented lot, Re-
duced to Sell! $15,000.
6542 Hwy 441 SE.,
2/2 Split Floor
Carport & Shed
Low Lot Rent
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look for
It In the rJaSmefd.
Jet Skile 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
AIR BOAT 12ft fiber glass,
everything but prop & motor.
$750 or best offer
AQUASPORT- '99, Center con-
sole, 40hp Yamaha Brand
new, Only used once
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
FOLDING BOAT 2005, 12 Ft.,
Electric motor, oars & wheels.
$1200 Firm. (717)377-1465
PONTOON, 24', 90hp John-
son, bimini top, no trailer,
ready to fish or cruise, $4000
or best offer. (863)634-31'07
or (863)634-5471 email:
PONTOON- 28', 50hp, New
deck & carpet. Very good
condition, On water, $3500.
PONTOON BOAT- 26', 50HP
Evinrude, needs work, good
project, $600 neg
(863)467-5725 for more info
PONTOON TRAILER 20FT-
Salvanized tandem axle,
PROCRAFT 17' 140HP Mer-
cury with trailer, very fast.
Asking $2500. Call Nick,
SEA EAGLE, '01, 121V2 ft., '02
15hp Mrcury, low hours, in-
cludes equipment, $1295.
SEA KAYAK- 17' Prijon Kodiak,
red, with paddle, $535.
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.
ELECTRIC ROLL UP BAR- 18'
for awning. $50. or best of-
MOTOR HOME- 27ft, Class A,
Itasca, generator, tires, mo-
tor, running gears fine, drives
great,well well worth price,
SCOTTIE CAMPER '79- cold
AC, sips 4, $500
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
OUTBOARD MOTOR, Sears,
15hp, very clean, low hours
$450 or best offer
STAINLESS STEEL CHAIN,
240 Ft., 3/8 Inch. $2400
GSXR750 '04- great shape,
ara e kept $6500
HONDA 450 1982, Peanut
tank. Good starter bike Tran-
ny has overdrive. $900.
RM 125, '01, FMF Shortle fac-
ing exhaust, race ready,
power band every gear,
TRIUMPH CLASSIC '1968-
$2500, call for details
YAMAHA TTR125, 2001, off
road, excel. cond. $1300
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Never
ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
GO CART, 2 Seater w/seat
belts, 5 hp. Good condition.
Honda ATC 3 Wheelers (2),
185 & 200 Both run well,
start 1st pull $1000 will sep.
HONDA FOREMAN 450- '04,
ES, 4x4, Good condition.
$4500. or best offer.
Honda Forman ATV, '00, 4x4,
wrecked, for parts or can be
repaired, 400 hrs., $1800.
(863)634-3350 Iv. msg.
CHEROKEE '03- 30 ft, great
condition, Trs Ext Serv thru
TRAVEL TRAILER 33ft Impa-
la, 1983, needs some work.
$1850 (401)625-5223 in
A DONATED VEHICLE- may
f provide vocational training
or someone in a recovery
program or transportation for
a single parent family.
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
BUICK STATION WAGON, '88,
deeds transmission, $250.
CADILLAC BROUGHAM 1990,
Electronic Everything. Just
needs TLC. $1500 or best of-
CHEVY CAVALIER- '96 4 dr,
86K, Auto. NC, Orig. owner.
Good cond. .$2500.
CHRYSLER INTREPID 2000,
AC, auto, new brakes, $2000
or best offer (810)625-4270
CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY '98, 62K mls. Good con-
dition. 1 Owner. Book=$6850
Asking $5800. 863-467-1301
DODGE STRATUS 1996,
5spd., Runs good. Good on
gas. Minor right side damage.
FORD TAURUS WAGON- '89,
Good running car. $400.
GRAND MARQUIS '95- AC,
good tires, 120K, windshield
cracked, have new one. runs
great $2000 (863)763-2730
MERCURY, COLONY PARK
'90 Station Wagon, $1000.
Mitsubishi Gallant ES, '95, 4
dr., 4 cyl., auto, cold a/c,
runs & drives new, $2500 or
best offer.. (772)461-3276
SATURN SC2, 1995 5 spd.,
2 dr., white, nice shape, a/c
blows cold,. $1400/best of-
fer. Call Rob, 863-634-7299.
SATURN STATION WAGON-
'96, SW2, Good cond. Look
excellent. Great gas mi.
Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible/Truck. Please call
Your next Job could be In
today's classifieds. Did
you look for it?
BRONCO, 4x4, 1978, orig.
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 enQine knocks,
$300. (863 )-57.?29, after
CHEVY BLAZER K5-'93, Auto,
4x4, A/C, New CD player,
Runs great. $5000.
FORD EXPLORER 2002, Extra
Clean! 82K mls. Leather, All
options. AM/FM/CD Player.
Cold A/C. Perfect for hauling
small loads & workman.
GOLF CART- 1987 Gas Yama-
ha G1, 2 cycle, needs minor
elec work. Asking $400
GOLF CART- 1999 Club car,
gas, reconditioned 1995,
GOLF CART- Club car, green,
electric, with charger,
CAR TOW DOLLY: Great
shape. Purchased in '04,
used 1 time. $500.
ENGINE, 3208 Caterpillar,
Like new. (Ran in truck for
only 20 min.) $2500.
Glasstek Topper, w/sliding
glass window on front and
sides fits, 8ft bed on Ford
truck $300 (863)697-8906
GMC 1/2 ton, 1974, short bed,
good cond, no engine or
trans. Can supply $1500
GMC Sonoma, lots of parts
$400 or best offer
POSI DIFF 8.5" GM, $150 or
best offer. Call
PULL ENGINE, good shape,
SHOCK TOWER BRACES, &
set of Urethane Bushing's.
for Mustang '86-'93. Sacri-
fice $150. (863)824-0801
TIRES- (4), 250 '99 & up Ford
8 lug, 16", Alum. rims w/Ctr.
covers Exc. cond. $150. or
best offer. (863)763-6216
TIRES, 4 wheels, new, off '06
Rincon, only 20 miles, $400
or best offer. (954)448-8253
TIRES, Cooper Discovreer, A-
T, 315-75-R16, 95% tread,
7004R, $300 or best offer.
Cjii (863)Ji J.,-8a56
CHEVY 1/2 TON PU '83- 350
auto, 40K miles, needs some
work $1500 or best offer
CHEVY S-10 '94- V6, auto,
power windows & locks,
good tires, runs great $1800
FORD F100, '83, auto, air,
300ci, new tires, two-tone
blue, $1700. (863)697-3306
DODGE DAKOTA '94- needs
engine rebuilt, & trans work,
good body, tool box $500
DODGE RAM 250, '90- runs
good, new parts, fiberglass
work body w/ladder rack.
FORD F150- '02, 4x4, Auto.
A/C, 80K, Runs excellent.
FORD F150- '78, Slant 6, Re-
built Trans & Motor. Needs
TLC $400. or best offer.
FORD F150 PICKUP 1995,
May need sensory & alterna-
tor. $1500 or best offer.
GMC 70 TRUCKS 1985 &
1986. $4500 each or both for
$8000. neg. (239)657-2114
MITSUBISHI "88 2x4, mighty
Max, pick up, 30 mpg, need
head and battery, rest ok.
CARGO TRAILER: 6x12, En-
closed w/ramp door. Like
new. $1800 (863)763-4982
DOUBLE AXLE Fifth Wheel
Trailer, deck over, dove tail,
92" wx20'l, $1500 or best
FLATBED TRUCK BODY- 9'x7',
Mounted on single axle.
Manual engine hoist, 2 5/16
ball. $1000. (863)697-9704
UTILITY TRAILER- 4'xl 1',
Very good shape, $375.
UTILITY TRAILER- 6x8,
CHEVY- 3/4 Ton Van '88, 7
passenger, good tires, rides
good on hwy, $690
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN-
'96, Seats 7, A/C, New tires,
Runs Great. $2500.
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.
Kiwanis plan Easter breakfast
The Kiwanis Club will host its 35th annual Easter pancake break-
fast from 7 until. 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 16, at the Freshman
Campus, 610 S.W Second Ave. The cost is a $5 donation. The menu
will consist of pancakes,. homemade sausage patties, fresh
squeezed orange juice and coffee. For information, call Maureen
Burroughs at (863) 763-2225.
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
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.
Learning coalition plans interviews
The Early Learning Coalition executive committee, 2415 S. 29th St.,
Fort Pierce, will hold interviews for a new executive director on
Wednesday, April 19, and Friday, April 21, from 3 until 9 p.m.
Chamber Coffee Klatch slated
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold their
monthly Coffee Klatch on Thursday, April 20, at the Eckerd Family
Youth Alternatives, Inc., facility at 7200 U.S. 441 N. This morning social
will begin at 8 a.m. For information, contact the Chamber of Com-
merce at (863) 763-6464.
Disaster training class planned
A disaster training class will be held Thursday, April 20, at the Amer-
ican Red Cross, 323 North Parrott Ave., from 6 until 9 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2488.
Juvenile Justice Council will meet
The Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council will conduct their
monthly meeting Friday, April 21, at noon in the meeting room at Beef
O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to
enhance prevention and intervention of at-risk youth in Okeechobee
County. For information, call Pat Connor at (863) 763-3536.
DuPuis hosting Earth Day celebration
Celebrate Earth Day this year at DuPuis Management Area on Satur-
day, April 22, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rick
Householder, senior geographer from the South Florida Water Man-
agement District (SFWMD). He will give a simple lesson on how to use
your GPS.-A treasure hunt will follow his presentation, so bring your
own GPS to play. Enjoy live native wildlife presentations by the Trea-
sure Coast Wildlife Center. You'll also be able 'to learn all about the
bald eagles at DuPuis through presentation and video with Dr. Dale
Hipson of the Audubon's Eagle Watch Program. Food, snacks and
drinks will be available to purchase through the Boy Scouts, or you can
pack your own picnic lunch. For more information, call the SFWMD at
800-432-2045, ex. 3339. DuPuis is located about 7 miles west of the
S.R. 710 on U.S. 76 (Kanner Hwy.) junction, and 3 miles east of Port
Mayaca. Enter at the Visitors Center, Gate #5.
UF/IFAS plans career fair
The University of Florida/IFAS Environmental Management
Career Fair will be held Tuesday, April 18, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
the University of Florida/IFAS Indian River Research and Education
'Center (IRREC) at 2199 South Rock Road in Fort Pierce. The event is
being held because IRREC. ~s launched a new bachelor's degree
program in environmental ranagement and enrollment is increas-
ing greatly. For information, contact Kim Wilson by calling (772)
468-3922, ext. 126; or, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adult CPR class is scheduled
An adult CPR class will be held at the American Red Cross, 323
North Parrott Ave., on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. until noon. For
information, call (863) 763-2488.
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.
Red Cross honors its volunteers
Volunteer Appreciation Week for the American Red Cross will be
held April 23-29. For information, call (863) 763-2488.
Red Cross meeting slated
The annual meeting of the Red Cross will be held Wednesday,
April 26, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the local branch office, 323 North Par-
rott Avenue. For information, call (863) 763-2488.
Early Learning Coalition to meet
Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee counties will
meet Wednesday, April 26, at 1 p.m. at the One Stop Career Center,
2401 S. 29th St., North Portable, in Fort Pierce. The executive com-
mittee will meet following the coalition meeting.
Main Street board nominations sought
Faye Huffman will be accepting nominations for all board posi-
tions on the Okeechobee Main Street until April 26. For information,
contact Ms. Huffman at (863) 697-2054.
First Aid class is offered
First Aid Basics class will be given at the American Red Cross,
323 North Parrott Ave., on Thursday, April 27, from 6 until 9 p.m. For
information, call (863) 763-2488.
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. 1 or
GPS class is offered
A U.S. Coast Guard Flotilla 57 G.P.S. program will be held Satur-
day, April 29, from I until 5 p.m. in room 232 of the Osceola Middle
School, 825 S.W. 28th St. Participants must pre-register. Materials
cost $25. For information, call (863) 467-3085.
Reunion planned for '60s classes
There will be a '60s reunion at the KOA Convention Center, 4276
U.S. 441 S., from 6 p.m. until midnight on June 24. If you are a mem-
ber of a class from 1960-1969 you are invited to attend. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-6464 or (863) 763-8865.
Fundraiser benefits burn center
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m.
on Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are now available at the
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott
Ave.. Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For informa-
tion, contact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Pro-
ceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Shriner's Burn Center.
Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will be held
Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.
Groups planning Halloween celebration
Okeechobee Main Street, in conjunction with the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee City Police Department, Okeechobee
Board of County Commissioners, Okeechobee City Council' arid the
Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce, are organizing an alternative to
door-to-door Trick-or-Treating. If your group or organization would like
to be a part of this community-wide Halloween alternative to be held
downtown in the park areas please e-mail Toni Doyle, promotions direc-
tor for Okeechobee Main Street Inc., at promotion@mainstreetokee-
chobee.com. Please provide a contact name and phone number.
Upthegrove family reunion planned
The Upthegrove family reunion is being planned and will be held in
Fort Pierce. If you are a member of the Upthegrove family in Okee-
chobee, please call Pat Adams at (615) 893-3236.
Church offering special Easter eggs
Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th St., will be taking orders for
their annual chocolate peanut butter eggs for Easter. Call (863) 763-4654
to place your order.
Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion for
October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members. Please
send information via e-mail to: email@example.com
Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service Center, 1019 W South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors at
the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and gospel
music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would like to expand its
activities to groups that would like to play board games, card games and
bingo. If anyone is interested or has any ideas, 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.
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 information. Each orna-
ment is $15, All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will go to the
ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863) 763-2829; Gay
Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Marion
Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.
Martha's House office has moved
Martha's House Administrative and Outreach Office have moved to
their new location at 103 N.W. Fifth St., Suites 4 and 5, next door to the
CAP looking for senior members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxil-
iary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and cadets
are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are
eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and provide
supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol
are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs.
Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish these mis-
sions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior member con-
tact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center,
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
Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American Red
Cross disaster relief efforts. Cash and checks will be accepted at any
Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park St.
Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane Wilma Dis-
aster Relief Fund, and the customer will be given a Red Cross receipt.