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OHS Latin excels
at State Forum
Eleve in students, one
- sponsor, and three chaper-
S ones set out early Thursday
morning for Orlando and the
state Latin forum. This was
the llth. pilgrimage from
Okeechobee for local Latin
"nerds" who prepare all year
for academic, ,creative, and
Students attending were
Esteban Anselmo, Kara Black,
Asha Dave, Eddie Furphy, Jor-
dan Terry, Jose Lugo, Tiffany
Mathis, Benjamin Mehanni,
Mike Minnick,- Lara Stanley,
and Nick Thompson. OHS
Latin Club sponsor Jennifer
Hofer was assisted by chaper-
ones Raia Black, Janet Dave,
and Karen Rieffel.
State is seeking
IN THE EVERGLADES (AP)
-- Drain the swamp. Progress
The idea lured developers
with grand schemes of open-
ing a new frontier in a land
uninhabited by modern man, a
vast, murky expanse of saw-
grass and marsh that extends
like a tundra for miles.
Beginning in the 1850s,
roads were laid, canals were
dredged and towns were built
as the water was diked,
damned and diverted. Half the
Everglades was eventually
developed and several million
people settled. The great wet-
lands, home to egrets., and'
orchids, alligators, crocodiles
..and panthers, was forever
changed, leaving what was
once the world's slowest mov-
ing river in ecological distress.
postponed by rain
NEW YORK (AP) There
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see out of Jose Reyes was a
Now, though, with their
shortstop in his third major
league season and showing
more discipline as a hitter, the
Mets no longer fear Reyes
occasionally trying to go deep.
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Dike rehabilitation: Corps takes on project
ReIld for bile
to llkgaJs bill
Special to INI/U.S. Corps of Engineers
The size of the heavy equipment' used -fobr the rehabilitation of the Herbert Hoover Dike,
Reach 1-A shown in March, 2006 beside Jacob Davis, RE., COE on the construction
site, shows how large this project really is.
Herb et Hoover Dike rehabilitate
By MaryAnn Morris
LAKE OKEECHOBEE The
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
(COE) has the responsibility to
maintain the Herbert Hoover Dike
which encircles 730-acre Lake
Okeechobee. A "rehabilitation'" of
this 70-year-old flood-conitrol struc-
ture was begun b. the Corps last
year. This construction, long in com-
ing has taken years to obtain the
necessary funding and to gain the
approval of concerned environmen-
tal groups and water managers.
"The Dike is designed for a *. .
probable maximum flood elevation .
of 26 feet coupled with a 100 year
wind event with winds of 109 miles
an hour," said Luis Ruiz, a registered
professional engineer and Chief of
the COE Geotechnical Division.
"There has been some leakage,
called 'piping' or 'boils' seen since
the 1980s. These areas are repaired
as they are observed," said Mr. Ruiz,
The Herbert Hoover Dike Reha-
bilitation Project, is' the long-term
See Dike Page 2J
Special to INI/J.E. McAmis
The 'rehabilitation of the 70-year-old Herbert Hoover
Dike in March, 2006 is proceeding on Reach 1-A south
of Port Mayaca. Port Mayaca is in the distance at the
upper part of the photo. The contractors "staging area"
for materials and equipment is clearly seen in the lower.
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From 1977 until her death in
2003, Independent Newspa-
pers of Florida was privileged
to have on staff a superb writer
and historian, Twila Valentine.
Mrs. Valentine wrote much
about the history of the people
and places around Lake Okee-
chobee and about the lake
itself. Together with Okee-
chobee's Betty Williamson,
president of the Okeechobee
Historical .Society, she co-
authored a book, now in its
second printing, "Strolling
down Country Roads in Okee-
This week's story comes
A series about Florida's
pioneers and history
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from an interview she con-
ducted with three members of
the Monroe Lightsley family.
The family came to Okee-
chobee around 1919 or 1920
recalled Monroe's wife, Martha
Ann Rebecca Storey Lightsley
in 1989. Annie, as she was
known and Monroe came with
seven of the 10 children that
eventually made up the large
"We was living on Istopoga
Lake," said Annie. "We .lived
on the north end of that. There
weren't roads from there to
here. I guess there might have
been some way of driving
down through in dry weather.
But when we moved here, we
moved in boats down the Isto-
poga and the Istopoga Creek
and canal, where you cross
over now going to Lorida; then
on down the river to Okee-
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Pier at Okeechobee North Shore Abt.1925
Special to lNl/www.tommymarkham.com
During the wet season, the pier at Okeechobee in the 1920s
landed travelers onto a muddy Parrott Avenue as Annie Light-
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Hurricane Wilma damage to dike repaired
By MaiyAnn Morris
Special to Okeechobee News
Repairs of the damage to the
Herbert Hoover Dike by Hurri-
cane Wilma in October 2005
were completed at the begin-
ning of December by the Army
Corps of Engineers (COE). The
(COE), responsible for mainte-
nance of the dike, made tempo-
rary repairs to the slope of the
dike adjacent to the lake across
from the airport just south of
Hurricane Wilma's winds
caused waves on Lake Okee-
chobee such that the 70-year-old
dike, with its 1950s asphalt stabi-
lization, was seriously eroded in
an area behind the airport near
The eroded areas were
cleaned of debris, the adjacent
asphalt was removed, new
crushed limerock fill material
was brought in to reconstruct
the dike slope, new sod was
placed to cover the areas, and a
temporary rock berm was con-
structed at the bottom of the
slope to help break up any
waves from future storm events
until a more permanent solution
can be put in place.
"Currently, we are working
on designing that solution with
the hope that it can be put in
place before the summer," said
Jacob Davis, engineer for the
COE. "The solution will consist
of armor material (riprap, cable-
tied concrete blocks, or gabion
mattresses) covering the areas
that were damaged. It is our
intent to eventually provide new
armor protection after ripping
out all the asphalt as funding
Special to INI/U.S. Army corps of Engineers
This location map shows Reach One of the Herbert Hoover Dike
Rehabilitation. Work on Reach One Is progressing from Reach
1-A starting at Port Mayaca on the north and will continue
through Reach 1-D, which ends near the Torrey Island Bridge.
Continued From Page 1
solution. This solution was pio-
duced after 19 years of study and
permit reviews since piping was
first seen in 1984.
A "cut-off wall" will be con-
structed on the land-side of the
dike. It will be two feet thick, imper-
vious to seepage of water and visi-
ble from the adjacent road (US 441
S). The top of the wall will be at 26
feet above sea leveL The wall will
extend down through the dike to
ten feet below sea level. This will
prevent water from the lake from
seeping through the dike. A gravel-
filled trench near the existing rim
canal at the bottom of the slope of
the dike will carry off water from
the slope of the dike below the cut-
The work will be done section
by section under individual con-
tracts to best utilize the funds allo-
cated each Federal Budgetyear.
"There are 6,200 feet of wall
built on the first section (Reach I-
A)," said Jacob Davis, of the COE.
Reach 1-A extends roughly from
Port Mayaca to Sand Cut. The
design documents for Reaches 1-B
and 1-C are about 60 percent com-
plete," continued Mr. Davis, "This is
where we look at different solu-
tions and methods and decide
what isbest for this particular site."
Reaches 1-B and l-Cwill extend,
south from Sand Cut down to Cul-
vert C-10 in Pahokee just north of
the Belle GladeAirport.
"We are also working on the
plans and specifications for Reach
1-D, said Mr. Davis. "This will pick
up where Reach 1-C leaves off and
extend to Culvert C-351 near the
Torrey Island Bridge." After the
plans and specifications are com-
plete they will be re-reviewed
before public advertising for bids
late this coming summer.
.Submitted Photo/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The areas of the dike around Lake Okeechobee which were
eroded by the winds and waves of Hurricane Wilma in Oct.
2005 have been repaired with new limerock fill and a rock
berm to prevent further damage until a permanent solution is
put in place.
Continued From Page 1
Monroe bought an 80-acre
tract with a house near present
day SR 78 (which wasn't built
until the 1930s). Annie said that
the house was located on this
side of the Kissimmee River.
"There was a wood house,"
recalled Annie. "My dad bought
the house and land all together
and he paid about $400 for both.
It wasn't a big house. It was
board and batten house. It was
on log blocks until the-'28 storm.
They didn't have concrete blocks
"Everyone who lived over
there lived on the ridge of Eagle
Bay. There were times in the fall
in the back when it would over-
flow. The river would overflow
and the water would come up to
the ridge on the back and be
high on the lake side," she said.
Monroe Lightsley tried fishing
to support the family.
"Commercial fishing was the
main thing then," remembered
Annie, "They fished with fishing
nets then. Most of the fishing
now is trot line."
"I might get to come to town
only every three or four months,
she said. "At times you could
drive a house and wagon across
Eagle Bay when the lake was
low. I had an uncle, Mary
Veasey's daddy who pulled a
barg from'thi? end of Ihe ridge
to somewhere around the end of
Parrott Avenue. You could drive
your house and wagon up on
that and come across. It would
take the biggest part of the day to
come to town and go back. It
was a bad road -no pavement,
just a road bed full of ruts. You
could bog down. There is a lot of
mucky land in there and they
didn't have graders to smooth it
"The Eagle Bay schoolhouse
had just a cloth curtain across
the building and they had classes
on one side and some on the
other," recalled Annie's son
Clarence. "But it was all still in
one room and all that separated
then was the cloth curtain. The
teacher's last name was Moslow
and I really liked her. She was
Annie's daughter, Jesna Light-
sley McClendon remembered
some of her childhood in the
house on Eagle Bay:
"We washed in a washtub
and scrubbed on a washboard,
and we had an old iron pot that
we boiled clothes in. We had a
little stick that we would stick
them and take them up and rinse
them. We made our own soap
and we had Octogon soap and
soap powder. We had wood
floors that we had to scrub with
a scrub brush.
"Momma made our clothes
and her clothes. Momma was a
good seamstress. Like ironing,
we had to heat our iron on a
wood stove. We had to sit the flat
irons on the fireplace to heat
them. When we got soot on the
irons, we'd get soot on our
clothes and we'd have to wash
When fishing didn't feed the
family, Monroe turned to farm-
"We farmed some of the
time, and we planted sugar
cane," remembered Annie.
"We'd take a barge and go to
Canal Point. They had a lot of
sugar cane down there and we
loaded that thing down with
sugar cane and different ones (in
Okeechobee) planted it. After
that, the river would overflow.
When there was a lot of rain and
the water would come up, and
flood'everything and we would
cut the cane from the seine
boats. Sometimes the water
would be up waist deep and
we'd take machete knives and
get overboard and put it on
board and haul it out to the mill.
A little old ditch came up part
way across the ridge and they
had a syrup mill there on the
bank. An old feller by the name
of Pat Cross made the syrup and
they would haul that sugar cane
out by boats."
"Most people back then had
pigs and they would get into the
skimmings dff the syrup and get
drunk, she recalled. "I've seen
them get drunk and they would
run around and jump up and
FHIP seeks help with fatality crash
INDIANTOWN The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is looking for
witnesses to a fatal crash that occurred March 18 at 8:45 p.m. on S.R.
Anyone who has information about this crash should contact Cor-
poral Mike Lanam at 800-356-8921, ext. 225.
Locks to close for inspections
Four navigation locks along the north shore of Lake Okeechobee
willbedclosed forroutine inspections onApril 11 and 12.
The anticipated lock closures will be between 7 a.m. and 3:30 pjn.
Inspections at the J&S Fish Camp (S-135) and Henry Creek (G-36) navi-
gation locks will take place on April 11. Inspections at Buckhead Ridge
(S-127) and Lakeport (S-131) will take place onApril 12.
For information, please contact the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District's Okeechobee Service Center at (863) 462-5260 or (800)
SFWMD to host project celebration
' OKEECHOBEE A ceremony to celebrate the completion of the
land acquisition phase of the Kissimmee River Restoration project will
be held at 11 am. onWednesday, April 12.
The ceremony will be held during the South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD) governing board meeting at the Okeechobee
Shrine Club, 1855 S.W. 53rd SL, in Okeechobee. The governing board
meeting will begin at 9 a.m.
For information, call the SFWMD Okeechbbee Service Center at
City has openings on boards
OKEECHOBEE The City of Okeechobee currently has openings
on their Code Enforcement Board, as well as their Planning
Board/Board of Adjustment/Land Planning Agency/Design Review
Membership of the boards,where possible, shall consist of any of the
following: architect, general contractor, realtor, business person and lay
Board terms are three years, and city and county residents may apply.
No member of a citizen board shall be an employee of, or hold any
elective position of office with the City of or County of Okeechobee.
Applications can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office, 55 S.E.
For information, call the CityClerk's Office at (863) 763-3372, ext 215.
Benefit set up for Smalls family
OKEECHOBEE An account has been established at Big Lake
National Bank to help the Smalls family.
Mrs. Smalls and her three children were killed in an automobile acci-
dent Wednesday, Dec. 21.
To donate, simply go to Big Lake National Bank and say you would
like to contribute to the benefit fortheSmalls family.
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OHS Latin excels at State Forum
Eleven Latin students, one
sponsor, and three chaperones
set out early Thursday morning
for Orlando and the state Latin
forum. This was the 11th pilgrim-
age from Okeechobee for local
Latin "nerds" who prepare all
year for academic, creative, and
Students attending were Este-
N ban Anselmo, Kara Black, Asha
Dave, Eddie Furphy, Jordan Terry,
4 Jose Lugo, Tiffany Mathis, Ben-
jamin Mehanni, Mike Minnick,
Lara Stanley, and Nick Thomp-
son. OHS Latin Club sponsor Jen-
nifer Hofer was assisted by chap-
erones Raia Black, Janet Dave,
and Karen Rieffel.
Thursday's activities, included
registration, getting settled, and
S locating old friends from other
S schools. The site of forum was the
Grosvenor Hotel and Resort locat-
ed a short walk from Downtown
Disney, where the group enjoyed
SFriday morning started at 6:30
p.m. with the running of the
marathon, breakfast, and aca-
demic testing. Esteban Anselmo
won.second in the marathon.
Academic tests winners were
eighth place in the heptathlon,
Mike Minnick; 10th in Hellenic
history, Jordan Terry; and 10th in
mythology, Eddie Furphy.
Another competitive category,
'creative,' included art projects,
oral presentations, and costumes.
Asha Dave won third for her pot-,
tery entry and Kara Black won
Submitted to the Okeechot
The first place chariot team celebrates at State Latin
From left to right are: Kara Black, Lara Stanley, Tiffan
is, and Asha Dava, who pulled the chariot to victo
their charioteer, Mike Minnick, a rest.
fifth for her handmade models of
Greek musical instruments.
The NANC (non-academic,
non-creative) category covers a
variety of events both athletic and
cooperative efforts by the entire
club. It was in this category that
Okeechobee was outstanding.
Each club could submit a design
for the state t-shirt that will be
worn by all Florida delegates at
the national competition at Indi-
ana University, Bloomington, in
won second place.
TWo other NANC ev
club website and vide
book, were creations o
Terry. His scrapbook cam
ond and the website Wa
the best in the state. I
Another NANC acti
scavenger hunt, is a coo
effort by all the membe
local delegation who scurry
around the hotel and its grounds
in pursuit of Latin clues. OHS won
seventh. Ms. Hofer and Nick
Thompson, who manned the
bazaar creating and selling cus-
tom made sandals won fourth for
their efforts as well as earning
profits for the club.
The Friday afternoon athletic
events were the highlight of the
club's efforts. Jose Lugo and Este-
'.ban Anselmo, with help from
| Jose's father, had built a new rac-
bee News ing chariot for the club as well as
Forum. a catapult. The girls' chariot team
ly Math- crossed the finish line first, the
)ry, give boys' team came in second, and
the catapult effort earned a fourth
design place ribbon. Overall, the Okee-
chobee students came in fourth in
ents, the the NANC events and brought
o scrap- home a sweepstakes trophy.
)f Jordan Friday evening was fun, food,
ne in sec- and frolic at the "That's Entertain-
as judged ,ment" talent show and a dance.
t can be The Saturday morning awards
at program made a successful con-
t.com. clusion to yet another exciting
vity, the and educational weekend for,
operative Latin students as they "passed on
:rs of the the torch of Classical civilization."
YMS' ClubDC takes students to nation's capital
Yearling. Middle School's
ClubDC sponsored a four-day
trip for 45 eighth graders and 12
adults to Washington, D.C.,
Williamsburg and Jamestown,
Va. This is the group's eighth trip
to the nation's capital (the 2004
' trip was to Boston, Mass.). Club-
DC consists of students, patents
and faculty who worked together
raising funds to reduce the cost
of the trip $851 for students and
$941 for adults. These fundrais-
ers included a dance, Christmas
wreath sales, Golden Corral
Celebrity Dinners and a BBQ.
Student participants were
expected to maintain at least a
2.0 grade point average and
demonstrate good behavior
throughout the year. On the first
day the group viTited the Nation-
al Archives and Arlington Nation-
al Cemetery. At Arlington we
watched the guard-changing cer-:
emony at the Tomb of the
Unknown Soldier and paid our
respects to those buried there,
including John and Robert
Kennedy. We also viewed a new
portrait memorial to those sol-
diers killed in Iraq and
Afghanistan. We rounded out the
day visiting the various memori-
als and monuments.
Tuesday started with breakfast
at the Supreme Court and then a
photo opportunity at the White
House. The group visited Ford's
Theater and the Peterson House,
the sites of Abraham Lincoln's
assassination and death. After a
stop at the Natural History Muse-
um, the group got a special tour
of the Capitol that was arranged
by Congressman Mark Foley's
office. We ended the evening
with a dinher'theater and a late
night snowball fight (a first for
many who went).
Wednesday the group depart-
ed for Mt. Vernon to sightsee at
George Washington's home. A
two hour bus ride took us to
Jamestown, Va. for a tour of the
oldest permanent English settle-
ment in America. We ended the
night with a ghost tour of colo-
nial Williamsburg. The last day,
Thursday, was spent touring
colonial Williamsburg where
students were taken back in time
to the years before the American
Revolution. The sponsors of the
group, Tracy McGee and
Quenten Pritchard, extend their
thanks to those who supported
the club's efforts, especially Ms.
Deborah Hall of Golden Corral.
Our thanks should also include
those parents and faculty mem-
bers who helped chaperone the
trip including: Cindy Bowman,
Ranell Conner, Margaret
Copeland, Darla Davis, Monica
Markham, Alicia Perviss, Nathan
Owen, Barbara Stokes, Jeff
Streibel and principal Brian Gre-
seth. Lastly, the students must be
commended for their excellent
behavior, participation and
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Amateur Radio Club sponsors test session
The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will sponsor a testing ses-
sion for all classes of amateur licenses on Saturday, April 15, at 6
p.m. at 1010 N.W Sixth St. You must bring: a test session fee of $14,
payable in cash or by check; existing amateur license; photo I.D.;
and, FRN number. For information contact Harry Robbins at (863)
467-7457; or, by e-mail at email@example.com.
Church hosting Easter egg hunt
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will
hold their annual Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 15, at 10 a.m. The
children of Okeechobee and their parents are invited to take part in
the activities and have lunch. Everyone should bring their own.bas-
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.
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. Activ-%
ities 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 tour-
nament. There will also be live entertainment. The events are open
tb the public. Those bringing horses must show negative coggins.
Those who plan to bring horses are asked to call in advance, so
plans can be made to accommodate the number of horses'partici-
pating. 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 serv-
ices at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 16, on the banks of Lake Okee-
chobee. Seating will be limited, so please bring a chair. The offering
will be given to Big Lake Missions to help them raise funds to
replace one of their vehicles.
Free tax counseling service offered
AARP-Taxaide will be available each Monday and Tuesday
beginning through April 17 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the Ameri-
can Legion Post #62, 501 S.E. Second St. This service is a free, vol-
unteer run, tax counseling preparation service that can answer
most of the tax issues faced by middle to low income taxpayers,
with special attention to taxpayers 60 years old or older. Please
bring last year's tax return, all W-2s, 1099s, interest, dividend, bro-
ker and Social Security statements for 2005. Picture ID, Social Secu-
rity card and birth dates are required for everyone that is to be listed
on the return. A blank check for direct deposit of refund is also
required. AARP-Taxaide does not do state income tax returns. For
information, call Neile Foreman, district coordinator, at (863) 357-
UF/IFAS plans career fair
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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 has launched a new bachelor's degree
program in environmental management 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.
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A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
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 Ladies 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 Presby-
terian 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 meeting 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 http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.
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 pub-
lic. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the Grace Chris-
tian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone currently home
schooling or Interested In home schooling Is welcome. For Information, 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 interested in find-
ing who your ancestors are Is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Inter-
national Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation available. For Information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited 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 Aye., for breakfast. For information, call
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For informa-
tion, 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)
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church
of Our 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who are
either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other women's
issues are also addressed. One support group is held every Wednesday at 5
p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health Department auditorium, 1728 N.W.
Ninth Ave. For information, call Irene Luck at. (863) 763-0202. The other sup-
port group is held on each Thursday at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist
Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For information, call Shirlean Graham
Farmer's Market every Thursday from 4 until 7:30 p.m. in Flagler Park.
For information, call (863) 357-MAIN; (863) 763-2225; or, (863) 697-3110.
Diabetes Support Group meets at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria at Raulerson
Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N. For information, contact Wanda Haas at (863) 763-
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For Information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military informa-
tion available. For Information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located at 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) .763-5996.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
from 7 until 9 p.m.
Ongoing Careglver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday at
2p.m. Anyone who is caring for an IIll family member is welcome. The group is
facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for caregivers to
give one another support, information and ideas. The meetings are held at
Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For Information, call (863) 467-2321.
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet at the home of Diane
and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St., at 7 p.m. For information, call (863)
The Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111
S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa Arnold at (863) 610-2280.
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 Commerce at (863) 763-6464.
Disaster training class planned
A disaster training class will be held Thursday, April 20, at the
American Red Cross, 323 North Parrott Ave., from 6 until 9 p.m.
For information, 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 meet-
ing is to enhance prevention and intervention of at-risk youth in
Okeechobee County. For information, call Pat Connor at (863)
Grace Christian staging Easter drama
. The Grace Christian School Drama Ministry will be present-
ing performances 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 Thurs-
day, April 13, Grace Christian Chapel, 701 S. Parrott Ave., mati-
nee at 8 a.m. and evening performance at 7 p.m. For informa-
tion, 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-
Benefit fish fry is planned
VFW Post 9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead Ridge, will
host a fish fry Jail and Bail on Sunday, April 9, from 12:30 until 3
p.m. All proceeds will go to the Glades County Sheriff's Office
to help start a K-9 unit. The cost will be $6.
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 speak-
er. For information 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 Fit-
ness 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-
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 p.m.
at Beef O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. For informa-
tion call Karen Williamson Larson at (863).763-5101, Cindy
Bennett Hortman at (863) 697-9817 or Toni Bennett Doyle at
Substance abuse coalition to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will hold an
open general membership meeting Tuesday, April 11, at 11:30
a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene Fellowship Hall, 425 S.W'
28th St. Lunch reservations should be made by Friday, April 7.
RSVP for lunch by Friday, April 7. To RSVP call (863) 763-9800,
or (863) 697-4903.
Sheriff, detective to address Chamber
An Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce member-
ship meeting will be held April 12 at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., beginning at noon. The guest speakers
will be Okeechobee County Sheriff Patul May and Detective
Brad Stark. They will be speaking about gangs and gang-relat-.:r
ed activity in Okeechobee. For information, contact the Cham-
ber of Commerce at. (863) 763-6464.
Advisory/provider group to meet
The Okeechobee County advisory and provider meeting will
be held Wednesday, April 12, at 12:30 p.m. at the.Okeechobee
County Health Department, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave.
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 Coun-
ty School Board Office, 700 S.W. Second St. Gene Woods ofthe
Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners is a
member of the council and will be participating in the meeting.
Church hosting special presentation
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 (863) 763-4021.
Hand and Hand Ministries to meet
Hand and Hand Ministries Palmdale (formerly Cowboys
with Christ) will meet Thursday, April 13, at6 p.m. at the Palm-
dale Community Center at the corner of Fifth and Main in
Palmdale at 7 p.m. There will be food, fellowship ahd 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 Avenue.
Pentecostal church hosting revival
Haven of Rest Pentecostal Church, 180 N.W. Third Avenue,
is hosting a revival with Jerry Cottrell from West Virginia. Ser-
vices 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 Gibson at (863) 634-5757, or Pastor Tom Velie at (863)
Church plans Good Friday program
New St. Stephen A.M.E. Church, 1001 N.E. 16th Ave., is
hosting a Good Friday program on April 14 at 7 p.m. For infor-
mation, call (863) 447-2563.
Legion auxiliary plans Easter egg hunt
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #64501, 501 S.E. Sec-
ond 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 information, call Bea at (863) 763-4953.
Bake sale is planned
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Buckhead Ridge Fire Depart-
ment 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. 78 W.
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While I was expecting Annika to
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Nancy Lopez or Jan Stephenson.
Unfortunately, when they retired,
there was a long void between
exciting players to watch. All
sports have their ups and downs.
Superstars come and go. The
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LPGA players of today owe their
big paychecks to the pioneers that
paved the way for them from yes-
The PGA Tour has showcased
their veteran heroes on the Cham-
pions Tour. The fans still enjoy
seeing the veterans like Palmer,
Trevino, Irwin and Chi Chi tee it
up. The veterans have fun, stay in
shape, entertain the crowds and
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a new event called the Handa
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company, but a businessman
from Japan named Handa.
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in a style similar to the Solheim
Cup. The US will take on an Inter-
national team. Some of the play-
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
will accept applications May 9
through June 14 for the 2006-07
special-opportunity deer, hog and
released quail hunts.
Applying for these unique hunts
is automated through FWC's Total
Licensing System. To apply for
these permits, visit any license
agent or tax collector's office or
submit an application at
MyFWC.com. Applications will be
available beginning April 20 from
FWC regional offices and at
Special-opportunity hunts offer
hunters vast areas, abundant
game, low hunter quotas and
excellent chances to bag quality
deer, hogs and released quail on
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skeet shoot is planned
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May 13 at Quail Creek Plantation,
1907 N.E. 224th St.
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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 commit-
tee will meet following the coalition meeting.
Main Street board nominations sought
Faye Huffman will be accepting nominations for all board positions
on the Okqechobee 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. I or
GPS class is offered
A U.S. Coast Guard Flotilla 57 G.P.S. program will be held Satur-
day, April 29, from 1 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. There will be a
special tribute for Johnny Mack Kinsaul If you are a member, of a
class from 1960-1969 you are invited to attend. For information, call
(863) 763-6464 or (863) 763-8865.
Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will be
held Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.
Fundraiser aids Hospice residence
Hospice of Okeechobee is currently raising funds for their resi-
dence, The Hamrick Home. They are selling tickets for a 2006 20-
foot Shearwater boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI Suzuki
outboard and an aluminum trailer. Tickets can be purchased for $50
each at Eli's Western Wear, Elite Title, Gilbert Chevrolet, Lakeshore
Marine, Don's Appliance, Riverside National Bank, Quail Creek Planta-
tion and Hospice of Okeechobee. Only 1,500 tickets will be sold.
Drawing will be held on July 4. For information, call Theresa Davis at
(863) 467-2321. .
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 Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave.
Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, con-
tact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the
fundraiser will go to the Shriner's Burn Center.
Groups planning Halloween celebration
Okeechobee Main Street, in conjunction with the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee'City Police Department, Okee-
chobee Board of County Commissioners, Okeechobee City Council
and the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce, are organizing an alter-
native 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, pro-
motions director for Okeechobee Main Street Inc., at
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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
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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 edi-
tion 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on brass
and includes a numbered certificate and historical information. Each
ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will go to
the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863) 763-2829;
Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Mari-
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Man who wants to return should go away iftte
DEAR ABBY: My husband,
"Larry," walked out on me 13
months ago for "Crystal," a
woman who had slept with one of
our sons as well as my niece's hus-
band. I was devastated. I begged
him to come back, but he said no,
so I filed for divorce. It became
final in January.
Now Larry says he made a big
mistake and wants me back, so I
told him to call Crystal on the
phone in front of mie and repeat to
her what he had just told me -
that he was with her only to spite
me. He refused. He said he never
talked bad about me to her, and he
always told her he wanted to
come back to me. I don't believe it.
I think Larry wants to come home
only because Crystal's husband
drove up unannounced on
Thanksgiving and caught him at
her house. I think he realizes it's
over for them because Crystal's
husband isn't about to leave her
Should I drop this man after
more than 27 years of marriage? Is
it too much to ask him to confront
her? Because, as it stands, Crystal
thinks he'll continue to come and
see her. STILL DEVASTATED IN
DEAR DEVASTATED: He's
already "dropped." You made your
decision a sound one, by the
way when you divorced him.
It's not "asking too much" that he
prove his sincerity by confronting
the woman he left you for. His.
refusal should dispel any lingering
doubts in your mind. You will be
happier if you celebrate your free-
dom and go on with your life with-
out looking back.
DEAR ABBY: After two years of
dating, my boyfriend, "Dan," and I
have become engaged. Dan was
married before and has two beau-
tiful daughters, ages 5 and 10. I
have no children of my own, so it
has been a blessed, but some-
times bumpy road, accepting
them into my life.
For the most part, the girls and I
get along well, but there is one
issue that really bothers me. When
we have the girls, the 10-year-old,
"Kelsey," frequently parades
around in her underwear, or
attempts to sleep only in her
underwear. I feel she's too old to
be doing this. I bought her several
sets of pajamas to sleep in, think-
ing it would solve the problem.
Last night I caught her in only
her underwear again. I told Dan it
bothers me, and his response was,
"She's only 10." Abby, Kelsey is old
enough, to be going through
puberty, so to me she is too old to
go around without proper cloth-
ing. And even though she is an
undeveloped 10-year-old, I
explained to Dan that I want his
daughters to grow up respecting
themselves and their bodies. (I
have also told this to Kelsey.)
I fear that Kelsey does this at
her mother's and other relatives'
homes. Their mother isn't the
most respectable person and, sad
to say, was raised to be "trashy." I
am trying to be a positive influence
in these children's lives. I Would
like them to turn into proper
young ladies with good morals
and values. Am I wrong? -
UNOFFICIAL STEPMOM IN TEXAS
DEAR UNOFFICIAL STEPMOM:
Yes, although well-intended, I
think you are. Kelsey sleeps in her
underwear because that's the way
she's used to sleeping and she's
comfortable that way. It will have
no effect on the degree to which
she "respects herself and' her
body" unless you turn it into a
Because you feel she's too old
to be walking around in her under-
wear, you're within your rights to
ask her to put on a robe. But if you
want to teach the children good
morals and values, the way to do it
is to stop nagging, set a good
example, and refrain from making
nasty comments about their
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Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
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CAT: Lost, LARGE male. All
black w/red collar. Lost in
vic. of Kissimee.River, 70 W.
LOST Chihuahua, REWARD,
black and tan, may have a
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Job Training 227
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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
Yeehaw Junction seeks:
Accounts Payable Clerk
Insurance & benefits.
Housing available for
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Call Sandy at Rollins Ranch
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COL DRIVER NEEDED
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Operate Crane w/
Clamshell Bucket. Full Time.
Near City of Okeechobee.
Call Frank @904-237-96969
CUSTOMER SERV. REP
for National Oxygen company.
Great benefits. Medical expe-
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Needed Building Blocks
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avail., Great pay, working envi-
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Full-time. Bilingual a must.
& FRONT DESKPOSITION.
Please apply at Pier II Resort
For Tuesday &
to clean the
parking lot &
common areas of
the Winn Dixie
$325 per month
JOURNEYMEN (Starting at
$17-$20 per hour) or
w/experience. Apply at: Bass
e.tJl, 2801 SW 3rd Terrace.
For a Busy Child Care Center
863-467-5588 or fax
resume to 863-467-7560
I The Seminole Tribe of Florida
I Water Resources Dept. has openings
I at our Big Cypress Reservation
IWATER MASTER: Operate entire Wa-
I ter Control System. Supervise operation I
I & maintenance staff. Exp. in all areas of I
I operation & general maint. of water I
I pumps/systems. HS diploma/GED. I
WATER CONTROL STRUCTURE I
IOPERATOR: Work w/local agricultural I
I operators to determine structure set- I
I tings. set boards in risers, asst. w/maint. I
I of water control system & rights of ways. I
Cleaning & clearing as needed. Mech. I
I abilities pref. HS diploma/GED.
iPUMP OPERATOR: Maintain Opera-
tor all pump stations to deliver water to
fields. Cleaning/clearing. Exp. w/water
pumps & Mechanical ability a+.
1FL Drivers Lic req. for all positions. Ap-I
ply by email galtman(semtribe.com; fax
(954)967-3477 or mail: HR, 6300 Stirling
Road, Hlwd, FL. 33024.
CICUAI ON ASSISTANTro_
The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
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The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Generous time off program
The Daily Okeechobee New Is An Equal Owortunity Employer
Contact Ben at (863)763-7233
Group health, profit sharing
and 401 (k)
Drug Free Workplace E.O.E.
Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
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
Fulfl Time 12i1
The Okeechobee News is seeking an Ad
Services Team Member. This is a part time
position that could lead to full time
The right applicant will:
Have advanced PC computer skills
Have good people skills
Be a team player
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle deadlines
Have previous sales experience with a
proven track record
Desire to be successful
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in: -
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The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay based on experience
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer
Seminole Tribe of
Ride school bus
and supervise students to & from
school. Document & report any
issues. Daily cleaning of inside of
bus. Exp. working with children
pref. HS dip/GED req. Resume to
or fax 863-763-7488.
Or appl. @www.semtribe.com
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,
NAR, A/P & bank 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
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 al the people who
say "I sold In the clas-
Ffh* .1 2 no*n Io
Seminole Tribe of FL. Edu. Dept. at Brigh-
ton Reservation. P/T Summer position.
BS/BA degree. FL Cert. Kindergarten
teacher. Resume to:
or fax 954-967-3477.
LOCAL CLEANING COMPANY
4:00-11:pm & 5:00-11pm,
Mon. Fri., some Saturdays.
Must have a-valid FL Drivers
license, transportation to &
from work & no cdminal
record. For application call:
Attention college students:
Looking for a summer jdb? 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
The Clewiston News, Glades
County Democrat and The Sun
newspapers are looking for
writers and photographers,
part or full time, to cover local
events. If you are enjoy attend-
ing community events and
aren't shy about asking ques-
tions, this could be the job for
you. Interested applicants
should email resume, writing
samples and references to
Looking for a change in en-
vironment with a profession-
Liberty Behavioral Health
has an immediate opening
for a Certified Therapeutic
Recreation Specialist to
work at our rapidly expand-
ing sexual offender treat-
ment program in Arcadia -
only 45 minutes from the
Gulf Coast communities of
Ft. Myers, Port Charlotte and
Sarasota. Competitive com-
pensation and full benefits!
experience in correctional
setting or people with chal-
lenging behaviors preferred.
For immediate considera-
tior, please call Kathy King
fax resume to
610-668-7689 or email
We are an EEO employer
M/F/D/V. We maintain a
drug-free workplace and
substance abuse testing.
$$ Bonus! $$
Looking to work 8-hour
shifts instead of 12 in a
that is professionally chal-
lenging for the right
individual? Liberty Behavior-
al Health is seeking full-time
RNS to provide services at
our rapidly expanding sexual
offender treatment program
for adult males located in
Arcadia only 45 minutes
from the Gulf Coast commu-
nities of Ft. Myers, Port
Charlotte and Sarasota.
Flexible schedule, $5,000
plus full benefits! Previous
experience in a psychiatric
or correctional setting pre-
ferred. For immediate
consideration, please call
Kathy- King at
weekends, fax resume to
610-668-7689 or email -
PHYSICAL THERAPY PTA
Big Lake Home Health
or fax resume to
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the workl around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
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-
BABY SITTER NEEDED: for 8
yr. old before/after school.
Your house/mine. Transporta-
tion a must. (863)697-8299
The Glades County Democrat,
The Sun, and the Clewiston
News newspapers have open-
ings for stringers to cover local
events. Stringers are paid per
assignment for stories and
photos. Work hours are ex-
tremely flexible. Interested ap-
plicants should e-mail resume,
writing samples and referenc-
When doing these chores
Is doing you ,i It's tUe
to look for a help In
CARE GIVER / COMPANION
Available. Call (863)467-5657
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wi do our best to alert our
reader o f these changes in
tie ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, you
area, use caution.
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Screen Rooms, Carports
Aluminum Roof Over
M & B CONTRACTING
Pressure Washing &
Rooft coating, Repairto
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
Uc. # 2349 & # 5698
JACK'S TOP SOIL
& Bob Cat work.
tfouasieold- Items 63G
Pomic & Supplies 685
Squi ent 690
Sewing Machines, 700
$Iotng Goods 705
= n. eoEqupipmurt.710
Vio L Gamnes 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 & FOOTBOARO -
Antique, 3/4. $50.
HUNGARIAN HAY WAGON,
antique, great for decoration
store or, farm, $2500
PARGO GOLF CAR- W/charg-
eK Runs grea 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 thtn 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
Sz. "Philco'. Runs very good.
Keep your beer / soda' ice
cold. $60 (863)467-9877
REFRIGERATOR- GE, Very
? ood condition. $150.
WASHER & DRYER Ken-
more, white, $150 for the
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.
TRUSSES (17) POLES 16F(6)
ASKING $1000 for all
"Smith Corona" Cororamaric
2500' Ekclent condition. 965
WINDOWS, Vinyl, For Screen
Porch. All tinted. (5) 49x78,
(5) 58x82 (1) Glass window
52x63. $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
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, CompaqArmada
E500; 40gb, DVD Player, CD
Burner & much more, $550.
LAP TOP, Sony VAIO, DVD
Player, CD Burner, disquette
w/many extras, exc. cond.,
LAPTOP-15", Absolute the top
of the line Durabook. Military
spec's Modem, router, Lthr
BED SET- Twin, 6 pieces,
Beige w/large pink flowers.
BEDROOM SUITE, white dbl,
w/1 6-drawer dresser and 1
,A. ],rIJ'ei nijrn slmna, $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
COFFEE TABLE & 2 END TA-
BLES, off white, w/cherry
wood tops & glass inserts,.
BAKERS RACK- wrought iron
with wood counter. Very sol-
id, $35 (863)675-3944
CHAIR, Small, Upholstered
multi colored Swivel, Ideal
for RV. $30. (863)467-8432.
CHINA CABINET cherry,
LUmps 17, IU.BaStoolii
$39qp, SO-Desics $97xp 3 Pc
50-table and 4 chais $397up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loeseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Et. Centers
$l67up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, SO-IPC bedroom sets
$387up, Pc Living-Osn
2346 U.S. 27 North
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
DINETTE TABLE w12 chairs,
excellent condition, $20
DINING ROOM TABLE- Solid
wood. 4 chairs & 1 bench.
Seats 6, $100. or best offer.
Entertainment Center, 2 pc.
Ughted w/ secretaries desk,
shelves, etc. Must see to ap-
predate. $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 stands,
2 black floor lamps, $250
SECTIONAL- 2 recliners, L
shaped, black w/pin strips.
Great cond., $750 or best of-
SOFA- full size, Like new,
Ught 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 exts,
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 duty batteries. Good
cond. $550. (863)675-0104
COCA-COLA Comforter set,
1dbl comforter, flat & fitted
sheets, pillow, cases, shams
& 1 db bed. skrt .$50
FOOD GRADE COMPRESSED
NITROGEN, 3 Large Cylin-
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.
with 3 drawers, duplicator,
sorter, collates, little used,
AQUARIUM- 55 gal w/stand,
$175 (863)467-9298 or
BABY GEESE (4) LaBelle area
$40 will separate.
BEARDED DRAGON- adult
male, complete w/tank,
stand & access. $250
BLUE & GOLD MACAW: 6
mo's old w/large play top
cage. $1000. (863)763-0449
COCKATOO, Ducorpse, small-
er version, from umbrella,
talks, cage incl., $650 or
best offer. (863)634-4562
DOG BOX (2) door, in good
shape. $300 or best offer
DOVES -1: pair, LaBelle area
GERMAN SHEPHERD- female,
spayed., 3yrs old, To good.
home only $50
MATED, PAIR CONURES- one
black headed, one red:head-
ed, + lyr old, baby in Ig
cage $550 (863)843-2495
SEVERE MACAW- 6 mo old.
Hand fed & very loving. Incis
cage & 2 perches. $800. or
ZEBRA FINCH'S: w/Cage. $20.
(863)675-3032 ,nftr 5pm.
Maes great Foster Paent
YORKSHIRE TERRIER 2yo,
house broken, neutered & all
shos. $300 (863)467-1301
COMMODE, new, white, $25
or bestoffer (863)467-1032
JUCUZZI- Large, Seats 6, wivt
matching insulated 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.
A sec/udee4 private
oft bw fg bwa~i
s1s1ts Of pristum
SADDLES (2) 1 Adult & 1
chid, never been used, $350
for both will sell separate
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
Fa It faster. e it $em-
er In time cmssmlrtd
TABOO: Adult VHS's. Volumes
Asking $100 for all, will sep.
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
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
Services wanted 680
Lawn & Garden 850
APPALOOSA MARE AND
TACK- $1500 (863)467-1421
MINI REG MARE PONY- Pinto,
biJ.*riit4e, asking $850
FERTILIZER SPREADER -
MOWER 42 inch cut $900 or
trade for golf cart.
PURPLE MARTIN BIRD
HOUSE 28 units w/teiescop-
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.
APTS. 2BR/1BA, $800 mo.,
1st, last & $400 sec. dep. to
move in. Cal (863)763-9225
or stop by 406 SW 2nd St.
EFFICIENCY: Off Hwy. 70.
Fully furnished wAutil., dishes,
linen, etc. $800 mo. + 1st
ast & sec. (863)801-4949
HOT DOG STAND/SNACK BAR
Turn Key, good business year
round in Flea Mkt, $4000
NEW EXECUTIVE SUI1ES
West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
CBS 3BR 1BA W/D updt'd
bath, kit. & fling. Inc City wa-
ter in town. Adult park $1100
mo. + Sec. 561-346692,
CBS, 3BR/1.5BA, 1600 SW
Third Ave., exc. location
$1000 mo., 1st, last + $400
New 3/2,1600 s.f,
no garage, large yard
$1400 mo.,+1 st,last&sec.
OKEE- 38R, 2BA, Gar., all tile
floor, 5265 SE 43rd St., in-
side Kings Bay, $1025/mo,
$1500 sec dep.
OKEECHOBEE- W3/2/1- Brand
new, tile throughout,
$1295/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
SINGLE FAMILY HOME
2BR/2BA, Stove & Refrigerator
Laundry rm w/W/O, New
floors & cabinets. Screen
porch, in town, lawn-service,
on-smoking environ., no
dogs. $1000/mo 1st, last and
$1000 sec. (941)504-3954
TCI- 2br, 2.5ba, Lake access,
dock Ra rm, Irg. screen rm,
fully furn, Central air/heat,
city water & sewer W/D
Dishwasher $1250/mo +
1st, last & se'c
k.11 1 IE1i *r-
Property Sale 1035
Land- all 1040
Lots - E4 1045
Out of State -
opemwty Sae 1?0
RFail Estate WentedtO65
Resort Property -
Wmenhouu Spae 107
Waterfronf Property 1080
CBS, 3 Bdrm./1 Ba. New roof,
garage, large fenced In yard,
W 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-
fice, 1lyr old, 1 acre, Ceramic
tile. Price reduced $265,000.
863-634-6706 or 634-6545
OKEE. Across From Lake. New
3/2 CBS Home. W/gar. In
nice area. W/Comm,. pool..
High ceilings, Lots of tile,
Loads of storage & much.
more. Move Right Inl
SW Section SALE OR RENT
New 3 BR, 2 Ba, on large lot.
Circular driveway. 2 car gar-
age. All appliances & new car-
Hwy frontage. Ac mssfm
OKEE. ReBIKING 1.5 ac NearCom-
mercial Future Land Use
Designation. Great invest-
ment Coastlalat9miiony (561)357-0554
Drew Drake & Co. RE Broker
WATERFRONES-$35,000 each neg 1 B.,
Seab. includes electric. $300
OKEE. BIKING 1.5 ac Near
paved RdPark. Trees$3000 fiwer
uplands. Photoshed, $49,2 sreen Pat
mo. includes electric. $300
sec. dep. 863-824-8718 or
MOPARKBILE HOME 64 X 12
Must sell in 1 week, Knots
MOBILE HOME- Lake access,
shed, 2 screen porches, boat
ramp, dock, Call for more
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, C-CA, watersys-
tern, W/D, lots of extras, Rim
Canal, on rented lot, Re-
duced to Seill $15,000.
6542 Hwy441 SE.,
2/2 Split Floor
Carport & Shed
Low Lot Rent
AIR BOAT 12ft fiber glass,
everything Out 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
hpSuzuki= 4 stroke. Lots of ex-
tra's & trailer. $6500. or best
PONTOON, 24', 90hp John-
son, bimini top, no trailer,
ready to fish or cruise, $4000
or best offer. (863i 634-3107
or (863)634-5471 email:
PONTOON- 28', 50Ohp, New
deck & carpet. Very good
condition, On water, $3500.
PONTOON BOAT- 26', 50HP
Evinrude, needs work, good
project, $60'0 neg
18631467-5725 for more' Info
PONTOON TRAILER 20FT-
galvanlzed tandem axle,
PROCRAFT 17' 140HP Mer-
cury with trailer, very fast.
Asking $2500. Call Nick,
A DONATED VEHICLE- may
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.
$41500, firm (863)21,4-1286
BUICK STATION WAGON, '88,
needs transmission, $250.
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SEA EAGLE, 01, 12 ft.,12
1151 MkcwI, low hons, in-
=udes equipment, $1295.
SEA KAYAK- 17'PrionKod*
red, with paddle, $535.
V-Hull 1211, aluminum boat
w/trailer & 1948 Johnson
motor motor needs Water
pump W600 (863)467-0436
CAMPER SCREEN ROOMN25-
privacy panels wfzippers,
size can be adjusted, $375.
ELECTRIC ROLL UP BAR-18
for awning. $50. or best of-
MOTOR HOME- 27ft, Class A,
Itasca, generator, ires, mo-
tor running gears fine, drives
great, well worth price,
PARTLY FURNISHED: 75, 25
FL, Lg. refurg. elec. hot water,
stove, A/C. Toilet w/direct
hook. 1000 (740)202-3517
SCOTTIE CAMPER 79- cold
AC, sips 4, $500
EVWRUDE 28 SPL Eec start,
all controls, exe 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
BOAT TILT TRAILER: For 15
Ft. Boat or 17 Ft. Canoe, 8'
wheels. Good condition. $160
GSXR750 '04- great shape,
arage kept $6500
HONDA 450 1982, Peanut
tank. Good starter bike Tran-
ny has overdrive. $900.
RM 125, 01, FMF Shortie 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 Kawasakl Mule. Never
ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
80 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 conadtion.
$4500. or best offer,
Honda Forman ATV, '00, 4x4,
wrecked, for parts or can be
repaired, 400 hrs., $1800,
(863)634-3350 iv msg.
YAMAHA RAPTOR 2003,
80cc, Mint cond. $1499
TRAVEL TRAILER 33ft Impa-
la, 1983, needs some work,
$850' (401)625-5223 In
CAOILLAC BROUGHAM 1990,
Electronic Evervlhing Just
needs TLC. $1500 o0 bep4 of-
CHEVY CAVAUERI '96 4 dr,
86K, Auto. NC, Oig. owner.
Good cond. $2500.
CHRYSLER INTREPID 2000,
AC, auto, new brakes, $2000
or best offer (810)625-4270
CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY 'N, 62K mIs. Good con-
dition. 1 Owner. Book=$6850
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 ties, 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 Carl
Convertible / Truck. Please call
BRONCO, 4x4, 1978, orig.
BRONCO I1189 perfect en-
gine, rebuilt trans, 0 miles,
needs paint but no rust, $1750
CHEVY BLAZER, '84, 4x4,
runs but engine knocks,
$300. (863)357-2395 after
CHEVY BLAZER K5- '93, Auto,
4x4, A/C, New CD player,
Runs great. $5000.
FORD EXPLORER 2002, Extra
Clean! 82K mis. Leather, All
options. AM/FM/CD Player.
Cold A/C. Perfect for hauling
small loads & workman.
CLUB CAR, '03, new condi-
tion, windshield, curtains,
fans $2500. (863)697-1350
EZ O0, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good batt & charger
GOLF CART- 1987 Gas Yama-
ha G1, 2 cycle, needs minor
elec work. Asking $400
GOLF CART- 1999 Club car,
as, 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 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. Sacrl-
fice $150. (863)824-0801
TIRES- (4), 250'99 & up Ford
8 lug, t16", 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)4488253
TIRES, Cooper Discoverer, A-
T, 315-,5-Rib, 95% tread,
7004R, $300 or best offer.
Call (863) 467-8856
CHEVY 1/2 TON PU '83-350
autd, 40K mites, needs some
work $1500 or best offer
CHEVY S-10 '94- V6, auto,
power windows & locks,
good tires, runs great $1800
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 F100, '83, auto, air,
300ci, new tires, two-tone
blue, $1700. (863)697-3306
FORD F150- 02, 4W4, Aulo
NC, 80K, Runs excellent.
FORD FP150- '78, Slant 6, Re-
built Trans & Motor. Needs
TLC $400. or best offer.
FORD F150 PICKUP 1995.
May need tosbry &.alterida-
lor $1500 or O sI 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
FLATBEDTRUCK BODY- 917,
Mounted on single axle.
Manual engine hoist, 2 5/16
bail $1000 (863)697-9704
UTILITY TRAILER- 4'x11',
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.
PNblic hNtices I
Public Notice 5005
Legal Notice 5500
Notice is herby given that the Mayor
and Council Members of the city of
Okeectobee will be attending the
Okeechobee County 2020 Vision
Meeting to be hold on Monday,
April 10, 2006, 6:00 p.m at 2OA
Campground 4276 S. Hwy 441-,
Okeechobee, FL.. The Publc mee-
ing is being toeted by ondae Heart-
land Rural Economic Development
Initiative, Okeechobee Economic
Council and Okeechobee Main
Street. Tile purpose public
sessin It to obtain information and
Identity what residents treasure,
seek what their desires are for the
future of the county in regards to
growth to create a Vision for the
community. No official action will
tbe taken at this meeting it Is in-
tended tor Information and discus-
salon purpose only. The public is
Invited and encouraged to attend.
James E. Kirk, Mayor
Lane Onmiotea, CMC, City Clerk
126701 ON 4/9/2006
The clmuufflade r the
person In town.
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? AdVetiu your
yard sale In the clasl-
fieds and make your
clean un a breeze
WE CAN OFFER INSURANCE ON ALMOST ANY OF
YOUR EXCEPTIONAL TOYS WITH GREAT RATES,
COVERAGES, DISCOUNTS & SERVICES.
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AT 2303 S PARROTT AVE., SUITE G, IN OKEECHOBEE
OR CALL US AT (863) 763-1515
(863) 983-0009 CLEWISTON
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