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Vol. 97 No. 100 Monday, April 10, 2006 504 Plus tax


Inside
Students learn
about careers
On March 30, about 1,100
eighth and ninth grade stu-
dents from the Freshman
Campus, Yearling and Osceo-
la Middle schools participat-
ed in a first ever "Career
SExpo." This event showcased
careers and employment
opportunities from 16 differ-
.':: ent career clusters with 34
business representatives and
organizations participating
with displays and presenta-
tions. Prior to the event, stu-
dents had completed career
inventories, and various
career exploration activities
at their individual schools.
Upon completion of these
activities, students then
selected their three top areas
to focus on for further explo-
ration. These students went
to the Recreationi Outreach
Center, (ROC) for the Career
Expo where they visited three
career cluster areas of their
choice and completed a
Career Passport of informa-
tion pertaining to the various
careers. Presenters discussed
typical job duties, rewards
and advantages of the job,
challenges or disadvantages
of the job, average wage or
salary, and the education and
training for that particular
job.
Page 3

Hunt applications
begin April 20
The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) will accept
applications May 9 through
June 14 for the 2006-07 spe-
S- cial-opportunity deer, hog-
and released quail hunts.
Applying for these unique
hunts is automated through
FWC's Total Licensing Sys-
tem. To apply for these .per-'
mits, 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 MyFWC.com.
Special-opportunity hunts
offer hunters vast areas,
abundant game, low hunter
quotas and ,excellent
chances to bag quality deer,,
hogs and released quail on
select wildlife management
areas throughout Florida.
Sports, Page 5

Drought Index
Current: 473
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
LocalBurn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.30 feet


Lake level
LastYear:
15.39 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

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North Elementary kindergarten through fifth graders jumped at the chance to run and
walk for the March of Dimes Friday, April 7, at the soccer field near their school. They
participated in the mini-walk that was modeled after the larger community walk held on
March 18 and the kids stopped at little stations the teachers had set up for water and
to play in other activities like hula hoops and blowing bubbles.

Kids raise $3,000 in one-mile walk


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
North Elementary kinder-
garten through fifth grade stu-
dents learned what it means to
give back to the community
Friday, April 7, when they
walked for the March of Dimes
at the soccer field across from
the school.
"I wanted to help babies,"
said student Matthew Starr.
"Me too," chimed in two
other boys while walking
across the street to the soccer
field in the blazing midday
sun.
The students knew that the
reason they had been collect-
ing quarters and dimes during
the previous week, from their


parents and from their own rope. Bubbles were set up at
coins that would have .gone the end of the walk, and Pati
for ice cream, was to help the Canevari, who mustered the
March of Dimes fight birth troops of kids into their takeoff
defects and premature births. position with the aid of a bull-
Teacher Tina Suarez sug- horn, said first, second and
gested the walk and donation third place prizes were hand-
to the kids, and she said they ed out-
were all excited to participate. -_ "The kids who were racing
"They donated a-total-f--didn't stop at any of the sta-
$3,107 in quarters and dimes tions. They just ran right past
in six days," she said white them," Ms. Canevari said.
helping fellow teachers escort The first place winners in
the nearly 400 children across each grade category were as
the street to the soccer field for follows: Carson Reno, kinder-
the one-mile walk. garten; Taylor Amadon, first
The teachers set up little grade; Ozmani Robles, second
stations around the field grade; Saul Rios, third grade;
where the kids could stop and Justin Thorpe, fourth grade,
get some refreshments or play and Nicholas Flood, fifth
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Ranch owners plan 4-H fundraiser


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Horse enthusiasts Michael
and Cindy Ricker are gearing up
for a 4-H fundraising event at
their Mi-Cin Ranch, 1000 N.W.
50th Drive, off of U.S. 441 N., on
Saturday, April 15.
In addition to benefiting the
Bits and Spurs 4-H Club to help
purchase new saddles and
headgear for horses, proceeds
will also go toward a scholar-
ship that can benefit anyone in
the community, Mrs. Ricker
said.
"There are a lot of people
who want to attend college or
go back to school, and the per-
son who receives the scholar-
ship could be a student or an
adult," she said.
The late fundraiser will run
from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. and
activities will include a live band
- The Lighter Knot Boys a
barbecue, Easter egg hunt on
and off horseback, relay races
on and off horseback, pony


rides and stick pony rides for the
littlest participants, horseshoe
tournaments, a Chinese auction
and a silent auction for a minia-
ture Palomino mare.
Registration for equestrian
events will start at 2 p.m. and
will be limited, according to
Mrs. Ricker. No coolers will be
allowed and refreshments will
be available.
Other events include exhibi-
tions by equestrian experts,
such as trick roping by D.R.
Daniels of Okeechobee, reining
and cutting by Terry Wilkes of
Indiantown world-renowned
for reining cow horses cut-
ting horse demos by Gold Coast
Cutters and cutting by Barry
Nies of Fellsmere.
Costs for the event include
the following: entry fee $1., egg
hunt and hayride $2 each,
equestrian events $5 each, Chi-
nese auction $1 each or $20 for
a line of tickets, silent auction
for the miniature mare $150 to
start. The horse is valued at
$300.


The restaurant owner pro-
viding the barbecue will charge
for a plate of food, then donate
part of the proceeds back to the
fundraiser. The amount had not
been determined as of press
time. An account has been
setup at Riverside Bank for the
fundraiser.
Bobbie Poole will bake four
cakes for a cake walk and will
bring in a stagecoach and peo-
ple can then be photographed
with it. There will be a fee for
each of these events and a per-
centage is to go toward the
fundraiser, Mrs. Ricker said.
People are invited to bring
their horse and participate in
equestrian events. Others may
just show up to participate in
other events and join in the fun,
said Mrs. Ricker. She empha-
sized that horse owners must
show a negative Coggins test for
their horse to be allowed on the
grounds, according to Florida
law. Coggins, formerly called
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Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Michael Ricker walks his favorite horse, "Sparky," a Paint geld-
ing, at Mi-Cin Ranch on U.S. 441 N., where a fundraising event
is slated for April 15 to benefit the Bits and Spurs 4-H Club and
an Indian River Community College scholarship for anyone in
the community.


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Campaign begins for Wildfire Awareness Week


TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
culture and Consumer Services
Commissioner Charles H. Bronson
announced that his Department's
Division of Forestry (DOF) will
embark on a Fire Weather Educa-
tion Campaign during Wildfire
Awareness Week, April 9-15, 2006.
The Department is working with
television stations, online newspa-
pers and radio stations around the
state to get information out to the
public.
At the heart of the campaign
will be a contest where TV, online
newspaper viewers and radio lis-
teners are eligible to win a Fire
Danger Weather Kit. Participants
become eligible to win by correctly
answering questions provided by
the DOF each day to meteorolo-
gists on participating TV news pro-
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looked when we talk about wild-
fires and fire danger," Bronson
said. "Factors such as wind speed
and relative humidity often make
the difference between a wildfire
that can be easily controlled and a
wildfire disaster."
Fire Weather Danger Kits con-
tain thermometers, rain gauges
and other instruments that can
help families understand how
changes in Florida weather can
increase wildfire danger.
Florida has about 5,000 wild-
fires each year, and officials say that
the most active time of the state's
12-month wildfire season is March
through June. Wildfire Awareness
Week comes at a time when the
number and size of wildfires are
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weeks.
"I hope that all of our citizens
will participate in our Fire Weather
Education Campaign on their local
TV weather program, online news-
paper or radio station," said Bron-
son.
"Given the situation across the
state, it is a critical time for people
to educate themselves about wild-
fire dangers."
Added Governor Jeb Bush: "We
need to instill a 'culture of pre-
paredness' in Florida to ready resi-
dents for any emergency, from nat-
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wildfires have burned 20,798 acres
in Florida. One-hundred twenty-
two structures burned, 41 were
damaged as a result of the wild-
fires, and 2,132 structures were
saved. Most of these fires were
caused by human carelessness.
Many residents have vivid memo-
ries of the disastrous wildfire sea-
son of 1998, when dry conditions
caused by a lack of rainfall resulted
in 4,900 wildfires that burned over
506,000 acres and destroyed 330
structures.
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News Briefs

FHP 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. 714 at Fox Brown Road.
Anyone who has information about this crash should contact
Corporal Mike Lanam at 800-356-8921, ext. 225.

Locks to close for inspections
Four navigation locks along the north shore of Lake Okee-
chobee will be closed for routine inspections on April 11 and 12.
The anticipated lock closures will be between 7 a.m. and 3:30
p.m. Inspections at the J&S Fish Camp (S-135) and Henry Creek
(G-36) navigation locks will take place on April 11. Inspections at
Buckhead Ridge (S-127) and Lakeport (S-131) will take place on
April 12.
For information, please contact the South Florida Water Man-
agement District's Okeechobee Service Center at (863) 462-5260
or (800) 250-4200.

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 a.m. on Wednesday, April 12.
The ceremony will be held during the South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD) governing board meeting at the
Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1855 S.W 53rd St., in Okeechobee.
The governing board meeting will begin at 9 a.m.
For information, call the SFWMD Okeechobee Service Center
at (863) 462-5260.

City has openings on boards
OKEECHOBEE The City of Okeechobee currently has open-
ings on their Code Enforcement Board, as well as their Planning
Board/Board of Adjustment/Land Planning Agency/Design
Review Board.
Membership of the boards, where possible, shall consist of
any of the following: architect, general contractor, realtor, busi-
ness person and lay person.
Board terms are three years, and city and county residents
may apply.
No member of a citizen board shall be an employee of, or
hold any elective position of office with the City of or County of
Okeechobee.
Applications can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office, 55
S.E. Third Ave.
For information, call the City Clerk's Office at (863) 763-3372,
ext. 215.


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Swamp Fever, is highly conta-
gious and fatal to horses. Horse
owners must also bring their own
water bucket for their horse.
The idea for a fundraiser came
about after the Bits and Spurs
went to a competition in January
in West Palm Beach and came
home with lower scores than
anticipated, according to Mrs.
Ricker, which they believed had
more to do with the appearance
of the tack than with their per-
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provide tack and we thought
about running a fundraiser to
help buy matching saddles and
tack for the kids," she said.
The prices quoted by the ven-
dor they contacted totaled $160
for the saddle and head gear, and
there are 15 members of the Bits
and Spurs.
"We thought it was a good
price, but it is still pricey. Having a
horse is expensive and not all the
kids could buy it. So we thought
we'd hold a fundraiser for the
whole club to help get it for every-
one," Mrs. Ricker said.
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helping the 4-H Club is only part
of the community, and they want-
ed to reach as many people as
possible. Mrs. Ricker plans on
working out the scholarship
details after the event with some-
one at the college.
The Rickers have owned Mi-
Cin Ranch for two years, having
moved from West Palm Beach
four years ago to be near Cindy's
mother. After relocating, they
bought the ranch and said they
wanted to focus on working with
young people and keeping them
interested in horseback riding and
ranching.
Mr. Rickers, an electrical and
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for more than 40 years and wants
to put on equestrian educational
clinics to include horse clinics
with a horse dentist and a horse
chiropractor. They also board
horses at the ranch.
"We want people to come out
and ride here. They can rent the
arena," Mr. Ricker said.
A list of rules is displayed on a
wall in the barn, and Mrs. Ricker
said they push wearing helmets,
and require it for those less than
18 years of age. And no one is
allowed to ride their horse in the
barn.
"Safety is a big thing. When a
horse startles, you can get hurt.
We always stress safety," said Mrs.
Ricker.


Community Events


Parenting classes are offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be presenting parenting
education classes. All pregnant Women and parents are encouraged to
attend. For specific dates, information and to register for the class call the
Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.

Church offering study sessions
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., is offering a
short term study program. The Forty-Sixty is based on Discipleship
Resources literature by Richard H. Gentzler, Jr. and Craig Kennet Miller.
The study will take place each Tuesday from 6:45 until 7:45 p.m. at the
church. The study is open to everyone, and will be led by Rev. Bruce
Simpson and Rev. Jim Dawson. For information or to register, call (863)
763-4021.


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

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


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Eighth and ninth graders participate in Career Expo


On March 30, about 1,100
eighth and ninth grade students
from the Freshman Campus,
Yearling and Osceola Middle
schools participated in a first ever
"Career Expo.'" This event show-
cased careers and employment
opportunities from 16 different
career clusters with 34 business
representatives and organizations
participating with displays and
presentations. Prior to the event,
students had completed career
inventories and. various career
exploration activities at their indi-
vidual schools. Upon completion
of these activities, students then
selected their three top areas to
focus on for further exploration.
These students went to the Recre-
ation Outreach Center, (ROC) for
the Career Expo where they visit-
ed three career cluster areas of
their choice and completed a
Career Passport of information
pertaining to the various careers.
Presenters discussed typical job
duties, rewards and advantages of
the job, challenges or disadvan-
tages of the job, average wage or
salary, and the education and
training for that particular job.
The guidance counselors of
the Freshman Campus, Yearling
and Osceola Middle schools
would like to extend thanks to
CarQuest and RJ Gators for their
sponsorship and to all of the pre-
senters for taking their time to
share with our students as they
plan for their future. Thanks also
to the First Baptist Church for
allowing us the use of the ROC
and to Barbara Nichols for all of
her assistance. Special thanks to
Jill Rogers and Mike Davis of
Communities in Schools for their
hard work in coordinating this
outstanding event.
Plans are underway for a big-
ger and even better "Career
Expo" for the spring of 2007. If
you are interested in being a pre-
senter for next year's event please
contact Tracy Sills at
sillst@okee.kl2.fl.us for more
information.
The list of presenters and
organizations involved were:
Mayor Jim Kirk, Sheriff Paul May,
Superintendent Dr. Patricia Coop-
er, Bass Funeral Home, Big Lake
National Bank, Board of County
Commissioners, Buxton Funeral
Home, City Fire Department,
Clerk of Circuit Courts, Edward
Jones Investments, Florida Fish
and Wildlife;Conservation Com-
mission, FP&L, Harbor Federal
Savings, Lisa K. Photographic,
Morgan Stanley, Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Department,


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Submitted to Okeechobee News
Jill Rogers, Shawna Tindall, and Mike Davis from Communities in Schools take a well
deserved break from the career expo for the 8th and 9th grade students.


Jenny Stewart of Waste Management shares career information with YMS eighth grade stu-
dents at the career expo.


OHS Construction & Drafting
Academy, Okeechobee Contrac-
tors, Okeechobee County Public
Library, Okeechobee County
Schools, Okeechobee County
Solid Waste, One Stop Career
Center, Peace Lutheran Church,
Project HOPE, Property Apprais-
ers Office, Rafael Photography,
Raulerson Hospital. Reach FM
90.5, SFWMD, Syble's Flowers,
Tourism Development, and Waste
Management.


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Community Events


Pentecostal church hosting revival
Haven of Rest Pentecostal Church, 180 N.W. Third Avenie, 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 7 p.m. For information, 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. 78 W.

Amateur Radio Club sponsors test session
The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will sponsor a testing
session for all classes of amateur licenses on Saturday, April 15, at
6 p.m. at 1010 N.W. Sixth St. You must bring: a test session fee of
$14,.payable in cash or by check; existing amateur license; photo
I.D.; and, FRN number. For information contact Harry Robbins at
(863) 467-7457; or, by e-mail at redbirds@strato.net.
Church hosting Easter egg hunt
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will
hold their annual Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 15, at 10 a.m.
The children of Okeechobee and their parents are invited to take
part in the activities and have lunch. Everyone should bring their
own baskets.

Eagles Club hosting benefit "i
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.
Activities will include a barbecue, an Easter egg hunt on horse-
back, a regular Easter egg hunt for small children, relay races both
on and off horseback, pony rides, a Chinese auction and a horse-
shoe tournament. There will also be live entertainment. The
events are open to the public. Those bringing horses must show
negative coggins. Those who plan to bring horses are asked to call
in advance, so plans can be made to accommodate the 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
breakfast from 7 until 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 16, at the Fresh-
man 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 Mau-
reen 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 their vehicles.





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Upcoming Events

Monday
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 Pres-
byterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing is
invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for your organiza-
tion 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 member-
ship 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/-Hgso.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
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 informa-
tion, 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 ad.mat the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. FourtSt.-in Okeechobee. Everyone is wel-
come. For information, contaet-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
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to'attend. There is Census, (GI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary information 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 Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church OvercomersGroup 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.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church of Our 200 N.W. Second St. It's dn 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-
1191.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who are
either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other women's
issues are also addressed. One support group is held every Wednesday at
5 p.m. in the Okeechobee County Health Department auditorium, 1728
N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call Irene Luck at (863) 763-0202. The
other support group is held on each Thursday at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Mis-
sionary Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For information, call Shirlean
Graham.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group
meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth
Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is
another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator.
For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
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-
1191.

Thursday
Farmer's Market every Thursday from 4 until 7:30 p.m. in Flagler Park.
For information, call (863) 357-MAIN; (863) 763-2225; or, (863) 697-3110.
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)
763-5093.
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Inter-
national Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
Information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
5261.


Community Events

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 infor-
mation 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 Cen-
ter, 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 36year reunion. All mem-
bers of the class of 1977 will meet onr April I'l at 6:30 p.m. at Beef
O'Brady's- Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. For information call
Karen Williamson Larson at (863) 763-5101, Cindy Bennett Hort-
man at (863) 697-9817 or Toni Bennett Doyle at (863) 634-9491.
Substance abuse coalition to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will hold an open
general membership meeting Tuesday, April 11, at 11:30 a.m. at
the Church of the Nazarene Fellowship Hall, 425 S.W. 28th St.
Lun--ch 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.

Grace Christian staging Easter drama
-The Grace Christian School Drama Ministry will be presenting
performances of their Easter production "Hiding Eggs" at different
churches in the community. The schedule for these performances
is: 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 a.m. and evening performance at 7 p.m. For
information, contact the Grace Christian School at (863) 763-
0841.

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
Okeechobee 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 Com-
merce 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 County School
Board Office, 700 S.W Second St. Gene Woods of the Okee-
chobee 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, 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
Avenue.






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A meeting for all prospective
high school volleyball players
including incoming freshmen is
scheduled for Monday, April 10, in
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TALLAHASSEE Lt. Governor
Toni Jennings, joined by Director of
the Florida Agency for Persons with
Disabilities Shelly Brantley and
business leaders, announced an
additional six local chapters of the
Florida Business Leadership Net-
work in communities in the state.
Business Leadership Networks
encourage employers to recruit
and hire qualified individuals with
disabilities. The additional sites are:
Jacksonville/First Coast area, Pana-
ma City, Orlando, Brevard County,
Tampa, and West Palm Beach. The
existing chapters are located in
Miami-Dade County, Polk County
and the Big Bend. "Businesses
across these Florida communities
can build on the successes of over


1,000 Florida businesses that
recruit, hire, train and retain quali-
fied persons with disabilities," said
Lt. Governor Jennings. "By foster-
ing employment opportunities for
persons with disabilities, we can
empower them to live the Ameri-
can dream. Individuals can
become more active in their com-
munities, and employers benefit
from hiring qualified and hard-
working employees."
As of January 2006, the unem-
ployment rate in Florida is just 3
percent, the lowest in three
decades. Yet nationwide, among
working age persons with disabili-
ties, 65 percent are unemployed
but two-thirds want to work.
It is estimated that over 2.2 mil-


lion Floridians have a disability. By
employing persons with disabili-
ties, employers can effectively posi-
tion themselves to develop prod-
ucts and services that are more
likely to sell to a diverse customer
base, resulting in a significant
increase in long term profits.
"Persons with disabilities make
a tremendous contribution to their
communities," said Agency of Per-
sons with Disabilities Director
Shelly Brantley. "By offering quali-
fied individuals the opportunity to
realize their full potential, employ-
ers strengthen their workforce
while earning the lucrative and
loyal patronage of people with dis-
abilities, their families, and friends."
Governor Bush is a leading
advocate for the rights of individu-


als with disabilities. He established
the Agency for Persons with Dis-
abilities in 2004 to support Floridi-
ans with developmental disabilities
in working, Iearning and communi-
ty living. During the- last eight years,
Governor Bush has increased fund-
ing for developmental disabilities
by $827.8 million or 164.6 percent.
Employer-to-employer net-
works, BLNs communicate with
prospective employers
to eliminate common myths
about employing people with dis-
abilities. Local BLN chapters are


members of the Florida BLN,
organized by The Able Trust, and
the United States BLN.
"Florida leads the nation in
organizing local BLN chapters that
emphasize opportunities for busi-
nesses to come together and
address disability employment
issues within their own communi-
ties." said Katherine McCary, presi-
dent of the USBLN. "When an
employer talks about the benefits
of hiring candidates with disabili-
ties, other employers are eager to
do the same. The USBLN has seen


this business principle breed suc-
cess for BLN chapters across the
country and look forward to mod-
eling Florida's local chapter expan-
sion approach to foster more
employment opportunities for citi-
zens with disabilities." For more
information on hiring qualified
workers with disabilities or joining
a local Business Leadership Net-
work, visit www.MyAbilities.org or
call 850/386-2022. For more infor-
mation on the Agency for Persons
with Disabilities, visit
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Sunshine Coin Laundry re-opens


After being closed for 19
months from a bizarre propane
explosion during Hurricane
Frances, Sunshine Coin Laundry
has re-opened. The laundromat at
513 S. Parrott Avenue has been an
Okeechobee landmark since the
mid 1950's.
Owner Tom Rhodes explained,
'"After being closed for so long, we


want to tell the community that
we're open and ready to serve
them."
During hurricane Frances, two
homeless people sought refuge
from the hurricane in the laundro-
mat's boiler room. A pine tree
branch fell during the high winds
and severed the propane supply
line. The smell of propane prompt-


ed the two people to leave the boil-
er room. The homeless woman lit
her cigarette lighter so she could
find her belongings on the floor.
The instaneous explosion blew out
the exterior walls, causing the roof
to collapse. Amazingly, the woman
only suffered third degree burns.


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MIDFLORIDA promotes Thomas


Mrs. Thomas joined MIDFLORI-
DA in 2002 as the Okeechobee
Branch Manager and brought with
her 20 years of banking experi-
ence. Mrs. Thomas stated, "MID-
FLORIDA is by far the most reward-
ing and fulfilling financial
institution I've worked for. This
company cares for its members as
well as its employees and I am


proud to be a part of this team."
Mrs. Thomas attended Indian River
Community College where she
earned a banking diploma.
The Okeechobee branch of
your community credit union is
located at 2105 S. Parrott Ave. and
is one of the 17 branches in MID-
FLORIDA's branch network.
MIDFLORIDA Federal Credit


Union is a community-based credit
union with other $900 million in
assets, in excess of $600 million in
loans and more than 113,000 local
customers. Anyone who lives,
works, worships, or attends school
in Okeechobee, Polk, Highlands,
Hardee, and DeSoto counties can
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, April 7,
through Thursday, April 13, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Ice Age 2" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Bench Warmers"
(PG-13} Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "Hills Have Eyes"
S (R) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs

Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Council is seeking
volunteers to serve as advocates
for residents of nursing homes
and assisted living facilities. Vol-
unteers are specially trained and
certified to investigate and
resolve resident complaints and
to carry out inspections of facili-
ties. Licensed social workers,
pharmacists, elder law attor-
neys, physicians, nurses and
others with a sincere interest in
the elderly are urged to apply.
Call Linda Slattery at (772) 595-
1385.

Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, or Janet
at (863) 467-0183.

Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okee-
chobee County Ordinance Sec.
10-111, Vaccination against
rabies required and Okee-
chobee City Ordinance 4-26,
vaccinations. All dogs, cats and
ferrets 4 months and older must
be vaccinated once a year by a
licensed veterinarian against
rabies with a United States Gov-
ernment approved vaccine. Ani-
mal licenses are purchased at
the Animal Control facility with
proof of current rabies vaccina-
tion. For information, call Ani-
mal Control at (863) 357-3225.

Volunteers needed
at the art center
Volunteers are needed to vol-
unteer time at Raulerson Art and
Cultural Center, Inc., to help
with ceramics for days .or
evenings. Raulerson Art and Cul-
tural Center is a ,non-profit
organization and proceeds will
go towards local art scholar-
ships. For information, call Kelly
Raulerson at (863) 357-1199.

Ad Litem program
needs volunteers
This year, hundreds of kids
on the Treasure Coast will be
abused, neglected or aban-
doned. If you have as little as
two hours per week, then you
can help. Guardian Ad Litem
volunteers are needed to speak
up for these children. Training
for new volunteers will be held
in your area soon. Volunteers
are needed in St. Lucie, Indian
River, Martin and Okeechobee
counties. Call the Guardian Ad
Litem program at (772) 785-
5804 for information and an
application. Just two hours of
your time each week will make
a difference in the lives of these
children.


Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to pro-
vide foster children a normal
family life with nutritious meals,
good daily care and a stimulat-
ing environment. Foster parents
may be married, divorced or sin-
gle. Their most important char-
acteristic is that they are caring
individuals who understand the
problems and needs of foster
children. Please contact Karissa
Richards at 1-(800) 403-9311.


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Auctions 105
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Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
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BABYSITTER NEEDED
Call for details
(863)763-3038.


CAT: Lost, LARGE male. All
black w/red collar. Lost in
vic. of Kissimee River, 70 W.
Missed! (863)634-9245
LOST Chihuahua, REWARD,
black and tan, may have a
collar (505)313-5194 -
TRI BORDER COLLIE, Dark
Brownw/Tennessee Vols col-
lar. 35th Ave. (behind Brew-
ski's). Missed. (863)634-8674


COMPOSTED MANURE- For
your garden. You pick up.
Call Laura or John at
(863)675-3231
WINDOWS, (5), for Florida
Room, (863)467-8830


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

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Employment -
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Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



CUSTOMER SERV. REP
for National Oxygen company.
Great benefits. Medical expe-
rience preferred but will train.
Bilingual a plus. Call Center
Manager 863-763-7337


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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
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Career Opportunities
Large Cattle Operation near
Yeehaw Junction seeks:
Carpenter
Maintenance
Gardner/Grounds
Accounts Payable Clerk
Office Manager
Positions available
immediately.
Competitive salary,
Insurance & benefits.
Housing available for
most positions.
Drug Free Workplace
Call Sandy at Rollins Ranch
772-567-9001
Send resume: e-mail
swatson@rolllnsranches.net
orfax 772-567-7808

COL DRIVER NEEDED
Must speak English. Excellent
pay depending on drop sites.
863-467-4411 Before 4pm.
JANITORIAL
P/T + Evenings
Up to 20 hrs wkly. Must be
Responsible, Reliable, have
own transportation. Leave
message @ 863-634-4089
LOCAL CLEANING COMPANY
Seeking employees.
Shifts: 3:30-11:00 pm,
4:00-11:pm & 5:00-11pm,
Mon. Fri., some Saturdays.
Must have a valid FL Drivers
license, transportation to &
from work & no criminal
record. For application call:
(863)763-0902
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat,
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips


JANITORIAL HELP
WANTED
For Tuesday &
Wednesday only.
Mature, responsible
person needed
to clean the
parking lot &
common areas of
the Winn Dixie
shopping center
in Okeechobee.
$325 per month
(561)261-1021
JOURNEYMEN (Starting at
$17-$20 per hour) or
ELECTRICAL HELPERS
experience. Apply at: Bass
Elictric, 2801 SW 3rd Terrace.
DFWR (863)467-8705

LABORER
Concrete &
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The Murphy
Construction
Co. WPB
800-273-9093
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MAINTENANCE 5 days/week
(40 hrs). Bkgrd ck, drug free
workplace. (863)467-6677 -
speak to Homer or Vivian.
MECHANIC &
MECHANICS ASSISTANT
Part time & full time.
(863)610-0852
PRE-SCHOOL
TEACHER NEEDED
For a Busy Child Care Center.
863-467-5588 orfax
resume to 863-467-7560
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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 aoout the
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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-
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job? The Glades County
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BABY SITTER NEEDED: for 8
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

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energetic, self-motivated FULL TIME circulation
assistant.
The right applicant must have:
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for appointment.
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and 401 (k)

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Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
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ACCOUNTANT, PEACHTREE
Experienced Accountant to lead budgeting, cash flow
forecasting & management, prepare financial statements,
A/R, NP & bank recs. BS degree preferred, AS req'd.
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Services



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




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

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


RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 &# 5698


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Fill Dirtavailable.
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magatines 535
Building Materials540.
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video .580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fbrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615.
Health& Reducing
Equipment 020
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods. 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730.
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy .740




AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659
AIR CONDITIONER Large
room, $175.
(863)763-8548.
AIR CONDITIONER- For RV
13,000 BTU. Brand new
$500 (514)710-0094 be-
tween 5pm-Bpm
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $100-.
(863 675-5929


BARBER CHAIR, Antique, Mfg.
by Emil J. Padair Co. Pat #
1594408-15,94409. Good
cond. $1000 (863)697-0328
HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD --
Antique, 3/4. $50.
,(954)629-3257.
HUNGARIAN HAY WAGON,
antique, great for decoration
store or farm, $2500
(863)467-1322
PARGO GOLF CAR- W/charg-
er, Runs great, Good batts,
$800 Or best offer. Tom
863-467-7500 days
WAGON WHEELS, Hungarian
(100) wooden, $75
863)467-1322


DISHWASHER-top of the line
Haier, portable, RV size,
S18"W, used less than 10
times, $250 (502)644-2018
FREEZER, white, small, chest
type. $99, (863)467-9363r
GLASS TOP STOVE- Kenmore,
White, Good condition.
$100. (863)675-3356
RANGE- 30" Whirlpool, self
cleaning $100
(863)675-2627
REFRIGERATOR & FREEZER -
GE, $50. (863)467-1120.


REFRIGERATOR, 18.8 cu. ft.,
Brand new. includes ice
maker,. 1500 or best offer
1863)467-4735
REFRIGERATOR, Apartment
Sz. "Philco". Runs very good.
Keep.your beer / soda ice
could. $60 (863)467-9877
REFRIGERATOR- GE Very
good condition. $150.
(863)357-6266
WASHER & DRYER Ken-
more. while $150 for the
pair. (863j)47- 11 20


BICYCLES- his & hers mon-
goose bikes w/access, $50
for both will sell separate
(863)675-3944:



BATHROOM SINK Marble,
w/faucet. $30.
(863)763-8548.
EXTERIOR DOOR- Colonial
style, "36". White. $50.
(772)201-8932 .. ...... ,..,
SCREEN ROOM- permanerni or
portable,' 8x20. r.ot sy'isem.
28x8, 2 doors, exc' cond.
$1800 (502)644-2018
TRUSSES (17) POLES 16' (6)
ASKING $1000 for all
(863)302-1059 -
TYPEWRITER, Portable,
"Smith Corona" Coronamatic
2500. Excellent condition.. $65
neg. (863)467-9877
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,
$20. (863)763-6131



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


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


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.,
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
estultner. 863-824-3358
FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
CARDS(3-400 Racing &
Comic. late 81s early 90s
Exc. cond. $400 neg.
863)763-8943
Stadium Club '92 & '06,.Topps
Series i Baseball Cards, card
$750 (863)467-1484



LAP TOP, Compaq Armada
E500, 40gb, DVD Player, CD
Burner & much more, $550.
(863)227-0263 anytime
LAP TOP, Sony VAIO, DVD
Player, CD Burner, disquette
w/many extras, exc. cond.,
$650. (863)227-0263
LAPTOP- 15", Absolute the top
of the line Durabook. Military
spec's Modem, router, Lthr
case, $1399.8.63-983-7751



BED SET- Twin, 6 pieces,
Beige w/large pink flowers.
$50. (863)763-8146


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 & bkshivs, enter
cab $500 (863)261-1932


CHAIR, Small, Upholstered
multi colored Swivel, Ideal
for RV. $30. (863)467-8432
CHINA CABINET cherry,
lighted. $150.
(561)704-3690.
COFFEE TABLE & 2 END TA-
BLES,' off white, w/cherry
- wood tops & glass inserts,
$50. (863)763-8146
DINETTE TABLE w/2 chairs,
excellent condition, $20
S(863)357-6922
DINING ROOM TABLE- Solid
wood. 4 chairs & 1'bench.
Seats 6, $100. or best offer.
(863)467-2474
Entertainment Center, 2 pc.
Lighted w/ secretaries desk,
shelves, etc. Must see to ap-
preciate. $250 863)763-3423
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Hutch style, white washed,
$100. (863)467-9363
FOLDING TABLES (2) 3 Ft. x 8
Ft. $20 for both, will sep.
1863)467-6797
KING BED SET- neadboard,
Dresser w/mirror, 2-rt.stands,
2 black Iloor lamps, $250
(863)467-9625
SECTIONAL- 2 recliners, L
shaped, black w/pin.strips.
Great cond., $750 or best of-
fer (863)634-2094
SOFA- full size, Like new,
Light blue, beige, white & grey
striped. Reduce to $225.
(863)467-0670
TABLE -'wicker, glass top,
with 4 chairs. $35.
(561)704-3690.
Wicker Queen bed set, chest
of drawers, 2 nighttables,
w/tempered glass on top
$550 (937)335-0877


GOLF CART- E-Z-GO, 4
Wheeler, Lights, Horn, Mir-
rors,Charger, Blue. $850.
(863)697-2033
GOLF CLUBS- complete,
matched set, metal woods,
ironsbao, putter. $95.
(863)946-3123
THeadlthC& motecin

BENCH & BARBELL set, ad-
justable bench w/leg next's,
400# Iron weights, weight
rack, $175. 863-805-0272.
WEIGHT MACHINE, pulley,
200# on guides, change wt.-
with peg. $35. Call
863-805-0272.



Treadmill, DC motor, $75
phone (863)763-7072


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


COCA-COLA Comforter set,
1dbl comforter, flat & fitted
sheets, pillow, cases, shams
& 1 dbl bed skrt $50
(863)675-3659
FOOD GRADE COMPRESSED
NITROGEN, 3 Large Cylin-
ders $150 (863)467-2267
GREEN SAND IRON FILTER-
Like new,
$100.(863)610-7588
RELAX & ENJOY, the outdoors
in this 2 seated swing $100.
(863)675-6556
WORK STATION- Stainless
Steel double sink fish clean-
Ing station. 5' long $125.
(937)335-0877



COPIER- Konica 7033, comm.
with 3 drawers, duplicator,
sorter, collates, little used,
$2500 neg.(863)7693-1550


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AQUARIUM- 55 gal w/stand
$175 (863)467-9298 o
(863)697-0377
BABY GEESE (4) LaBelle area
$40 will- separate
(863)675-4981
BEARDED DRAGON- adul
male, cornpleie w*.iank
stand & access. $250
(863)467-9298/697-0377
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 mci., $650 or
best offer. (863)634-4562
DOG BOX (2) door, in good
shape. $300 or best offer
(954)520-6707
DOVES 1 pair, LaBelle area
(863)675-4981
GERMAN SHEPHERD- female
spayed, 3yrs old, To good
home only $5(
(863)357-3026.
MATED PAIR CONURES- one
black headed, one red head-
ed, + 1lyr old baby in Ig
cage $550 (863)843-2495
SEVERE MACAW-L6 mo old
Hand fed & very loving. Incls
cage & 2 perches. $800. or
bestoffer (863)357-1992
SOCIETY FINCH:
Makes great Fosier Parent.
S$20. (863)611l-2126 .
YORKSHIRE TERRIER 2yo
house broken, neuiered & ,1i
shots. $3001863)461-1301
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 isolated top
$250. (863)675-0104
SPA HOT TUB- Vita, person
works great $1,20C
(863)763-6834



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


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



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 conr
$80 (863)675-2596
XM SATELLITE RADIO- Used 2
wks. Excellent condition $50.
(863)697-1846



TV, Color,13" & VCR: $60 fo
both. (863)634-5038


COLEMAN POWERMATE
GENERATOR 5-6,000 wati
surge, used 1 week, $50C
(863)692-2229'
COMPRESSOR- Small, $25.
as is. (863)843-0079
CUT OFF SAW- Black & Deck-
er, 9", Extra 9" blades, Excel-
lent condition $75. Or best
offer. 410-228-7137
ELECT. PRESSURE WASHER,
new $50 or best offer
(863)634-5914
GENERATOR, 2 1350 watts,
gas, B/S engine, Onan 6.3 two
, cylinder, propane. $500 for
both, will sep. (863)697-9704
GENERATOR- Craftsman,
3600 watt, 4 gal., 7.Ohp,
5300 surge watts. Still In
box. $500. (863)763-9527


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no garage, largeyard $750 or best offer provide vocational training
$1400 mo., + 1st, last & sec. (954)520-6707 for someone in a recovery THE WORLD
(561)723-2226 AQUASPORT- '99, Center con- program or transportation for AROUND OU.
OKEE- 3BR, 2BA, Gar., all tile sole, 40hp Yamaha Brand a single arent family,
floor, 5265 SE 43rd St., in- new, Only used once (866)855-0902
side Kings Bay, $1025/mo, $3000. 863-634-7780 BUICK SKYLARK CUSTOM-
$1500 sec dep. CANOE, 17 Ft., Fiberglass. '95, 2 dr, New tires Nice in-
(772)370-3752 $50. Call(863)675-0369 a sid$1500e & out. Well fir m (863)214-1286aintained
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand ter5:15 pm or on weekends.
new, tile throughout, CAROLINA SKIFF 17 Ft., 70 BUICK STATION WAGON, 2588,
$1295/mo, lst& sec, No pets hp Suzuki 4 stroke. Lots ofex- needs transmission, $250. f
561-248-3888/863-599-0156 tra's & trailer. $6500. or best (863)357-1938
r OKEECHOBEE ESTATES- 3br, offer. (863)634-2342 CADILLAC BROUGHAM 1990,
2ba, No pets, $1100 + sec PONTOON, 24', 90hp John- Electronic Everything. Just
dep, refs, (863)781-1317 or son, bimini top, no trailer, nedsTC1 500 or best of -
(863)634-1554 ready to fish or cruise, $4000 fer (863)467-4998
r TCI- 2br, 2.ba, Lake access, or best offer. (863)634-3107 CHEVY.CAVALIER- '96 4 dr,
dock Fa rm, Irg. screen rs, or (863)634-5471 email: 86K, Auto. A/C, Orld. owner.
fully furn, Central air/heat: rman605@aol.com Good cond. $2500.
city water & sewer W/D PONTOON- 28', 50hp, New (863)612-1648
Dishwasher $1250/mo + deck & carpet. Very good CHRYSLER INTREPID 2000,
1st, last & sec condition, On water, $3500. AC, auto, new brakes, $2000
(863)467-8005 (863)467-1720 or best offer (810)625-4270 -


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TABOO: Adult VHS's. Volumes PONTOON BOAT- 26', 50HP CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
1, 4, 5, 7,8,14, 17, 18,s19. Evinrude, needs work, good TRY '98, 62K mls. Good con-
Asking $100 for all, will sep. 1 project $600 neg dition. 1 Owner. Book=$6850
(863)634-3783 .. ., ...... (863)467-5725 for more Info Asking $5800. 863-467-1301
kI M IM a I I Business Places PONTOON TRAILER 20FT- DODGE STRATUS 1996,
Sale 1005 galvanized tandem axle, 5spd., Runs good. Good on
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want commercial $850 (561)723-1690 gas. Minor right side damage.
ing to add o my collection P perty Sale 1010 PROCRAFT 17' 140HP Mer- 1200. (863)467-7720
Please call to sell coins & Condos/ cury with trailer, very fast. FORD TAURUS WAGON- '89,
papermoney239-693-4891 Townhouses Sals1015 Asking $2500. Call Nick, Good running car. $400.
Farms Sale 1020 863-697-8108. (863)675-1907
WANTED: FL-ART Houses Sale 1025
A.E.Backus, J.Hutchinson Hunting Propertyl030 SEA EAGLE, '01,12/2 ft., 102 GRAND MARQUIS '95- AC,
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E. Investment 15hp Mrcury, low hours, in- good tires, 120K, windshield
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair, Property Sale 1035 cludes equipment, $1295. cracked, have new one. runs
R A. McClendon, S. Newton, Land Sale 1040 (863)467-0187 great $2000 (863)763-2730
BIG $$ (772)562-5567 Lots Sale 1045 SEA KAYAK- 17' Prijon Kodiak, MERCURY, COLONY PARK
Open House 1050 red, with paddle, $535. '90 Station Wagon, $1000.
rc rroperut of State- 1055 (863)357-7406 ,(863)357-3197
Agriculture Property- Insptionl V-Hull 12ft, aluminum boat Mitsubishi Gallant ES, '95, 4
aRealEstate Wantedl wlrailer & 1948 Johnson dr., 4cyl.,auto, colda/c,
I I | Resort Property motor, motor needs Water runs & drives new, $2500 or
Sale 1070 pump $600 (863)467-0436 best offer. (772)461-3276
Warehouse Space 1075 H eIR s31if SATURN SC2, 1995 5 spd.,
Christmas Trees 745 Waterfront Property 1080 2 2 dr.e,hite nice shape, a/
Farm Equipment 805 b lows cdr,$i t 40n/best of-
Farm Feed/Products 810 CAMPER SCREEN ROOM 25' b allows cd, $1400/best of-
Farm Miscellaneous 815 H privacy panels w/zippers,
Farm Produce 820 size can be adjusted, $375. SATURN STATION WAGON-
Farm Services 863-634-3107/634-5471. '96, SW2, Good cond. Look
Offered 825 CBS, 3 Bdrm./1 Ba. New roof, Eexcellent, Great gas mi.
Farm Supplies/ garage, large fenced in yard. ELECTRIC ROLL UP BAR- 18 $1600. (863)228-2185
Services Wanted 830 NW area. $155,000. For ap- for awning. $50. or best of-
Fertilizer 835 pointment. (863)467-6984 fer. (772)201-8932Aa 10
.Horses 840 CBS, 3 BR, 1 BA, w/Pool MOTOR HOME- 27ft, Class A,
Landscaping Newly Remodeled. Must see Itasca, generator, tires, mo- AUTO WANTED:
Supplies 845 inside. Under appraisal tor, running gears.fine, ddves LookingtobuyAntiqueCar/
Lawn & Garden 850 $179,000. (863)697-8654 great, wel worth price, Convertible/Truck.Pleasecall
Livestock 855 $3500(423)502-2214 (954)561-2776
Poultry/Supplies 860 LAZY 7, CBS 3br, 2ba w/of- 3500 (423)502-2214 (954)561-2776
Seeds/Plants/ 60 ice, 1 yr od, 1 acre, Ceramic PARTLY FURNISHED: '75, 25 Find It tuastl Sel it soon-
Flowers 865 tile, Price reduced $265,000. Ft., Lg. refrig. elec. hot water, the a s
863-634-6706 or634-6545 stove A/C. Toilet w/direct.'on* s
OKEE. Across From Lake. New hook. $1000 (740)202-3517 F i i l
3/2 CBS Home. W/gar. In SCOTTIE CAMPER '79- cold!
nice area. W/Comm. pool. AC, sips 4, $500
APPALOOSA MARE AND Hign eeilinj LotS of tile, (863)467-2795 BRONCO, 4x4, 1978, orig.
APPALOOSA MARE AND owner. 2495
TACK- $1500863)467-1421 Lad i storage & (863)612-1018
$204,900. Call BRONCO11'89 perfect en-
MINI REG MARE PONY- Pinto, 561-762-2233 gine, rebuilt trans, 0 miles,
Dk.wriiie, asking $850 SW Section SALE OR RENT aEVINRUDE28 SPL Elec start, needs paint out no rust $1750
,(863l673-64 g $ 0 alrcontrols, exc runner, lirm (863)805-8789
I (863)673New 3 BR, 2 Ba, on large lot. $600 or best offer
Cirrular driveway. 2 car gar- (86)31610-1674 CHEVY BLAZER, '84, 4x4,
Lai & IGaren 08 age. Al appliances & new car- runs but engine knocks,
pet. (863)467-5509 OUTBOARD MOTOR, Sears, $300. (863)357-2395 aller
r ERTILIZER SPREADER VILLA2BR/2BA, $450 or best offer 5pm
$10. (954)629-3257. Remodeled $130,000 (863)236-0100 CHEVY BLAZER K5- 93, Auto.
NE (863)763-4350 4x4, A/C, New CD player,
NEW CRAFTSMAN LAWVIJ By pporinmeril only STAINLESS STEEL CHAIN, Runs great $5000.
MOWER -42 incr cut L900 or 240 Fi 3/8 Incn $2400 (772)360-5068
trade for Doll carLo S --- -10 (863)461,-2267
S (863)467-4735 -FORD EXPLORER 2002, Extra
SPURPLE MARTIN BIRD 2 LOTS $39,000 each neg., 2 Clean! 82K ms.Leather, All
HOUSE 28 units w/telescop- ACRES- $35,000 zach neg., c Iopd t Con Perfect for D Player.
ing pole. $75 Seabring area..ColdC. Perfect for rauiing
(863)675-59 ing pole. $75. 1)329-3064 BOAT TILT TRAILER- For 15 small loads & workman.
(863)675-5929 Ft. Boat or 17 Ft. Canoe. 8- $12,000. (5611272-3447
RIDING MOWER TORO OKEE. BIKING 1.5 ac Near wheels. Good conrdidon. $160
Wheel :i.e cut, j6,(i paved Rd/Park. Trees, power, (513)260-6410 G C rt 43
1 (863)612-1018 uplands. Photos $49,900. Pat ..-... .
3 al Coastial iry (5611357-0554 Shop here farst! CLUB CAR, '03, new condi-
M o le mts fans, $2500. (863)697-1350
M iThe class 300 ads tion, windshield, curtains,
ANGUS CHAROLAIS CrossIII or(863)763-2063
r bred calves, 2 heffers, 1 bull, GSXR750 '04- great shape, EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
wormed. Gentle, excel, for chO II garage kept $6500 cond, good bat & charger
small acreage $425 each 63)634-8828/763-4132 750 (863)697-1350 or
(772)597-0669 before 9am i S S(863)763-2063
954)292-1811 anytime Mobile Home. Lots 2Q05 HONDA 450 1982, Peanut GOLF CART-1987 Gas Yama-
d CALVES all kinds, healthy, Mobile Home Parts 2010 ank Good starter bike Tran- ha G1, 2 cycle, needs minor
shots, wormed, ,willdeliver, Mobile Homes Rent 2015 ny has overdrive. $900. elec work. Asking $400
$200 & up. Spring Sale, buy Mobile Homes Sale 2020 (863)675-0556 LaBelle. (863)697-3865
10 geti free (863)235-0829. RM 125,01, FMF Sortie fac-GOL CART- 1999 Club car.
bili i ing exna race ready, gas. reconditioned 1995,
SRent2015- power Dand every gear,
SADDLES () 1 Adult & 1 2000. (863)763-2730 GOLF CART- Club car, green,
child, never been used. $350 WATERFRONT, 1 Bdrm., $4.50. .TRIUMPH CLASSIC '1968- electric, with charger.
s for both will sell separate mo. includes electric. $300 $2500, call lor details $1295. (863)675-1472.
r (863)673-6447 sec dep 863-824-8718 or (863)674-0898 1rsR'p airs4
813-426-5152 YAMAHA TTR125, 2001, off
Mota IlS I Ioroad, excel, cond. $1300 CAR TOW DOLLY: Great
Rentalsllll0 J 863)763-4982 _. shape Purchased in '04,
I, I r Vehices used 1 time. $500.
ENT MOBILE HOME-64 X 12, E (239)303-9283
il Musins week, Knots 3 ENGINE, 3208 Caterpillar,
Landing RV park $3000 firm Like n (Ran in ruck or
(330)398-1120. ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand Like new. (Ran in truc ) r
new, 10 rip. his John Deere only 20 man.) $2500.
MOBILE HOME- Lake access, Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Never 863-612-0657
I Property 915 2br 2ba, on 16080 ilo ran. $900. (863)692-2229. Glasstek Topper, w/slidlng
Condos/e ramp, Oicki Cr I bor moar GO CART, 2 Seater w/seat g!ass window on Iront and
Townhouses Rent920 m, dock Call for mo belS. 5 np. Good condition. sies [its. bed on Ford
Farm Property Orl15bl)793-086 $200. (863)261-1932 truck $300 (863)697-8906
Rent 925 PARK MODEL 8X35, W/2 tip GMC ton 1974, short bed,
House Rent 930 outl, center tip out closed in, Honda ATC 3 Wheelers (2), good condo, no engine or
Land Rent 935 8x35 screen room, Adult Pk, 185 & 200 Both run well, oo con, no engine or1500
Resort Property Vantage Oak, Lot 83, $6000 start 1st pull $1000 will sp. trans. Can supply 1500
Rent 945 (863)763-7613 (772)873-1363 neg. (772)51 9-3979
Roommate 950 PARK MODEL: 12x34 HONDA FOREMAN 450-'04, GMC Sonoma, lots of parts
Room eto Rent 955 w/12x34 addition, carport ES, 4x4, Good condition. $400 or best offer
Storage Space w/storae, CH/CA, watersys- $4500. or best. offer. (863)697-1367
Rent 960 W/, lots of extras, Rim (863)673-6088 POSI DIFF 8.5" GM, $150 or
Canal, on rented lot, Re- Honda Forman ATV, '00, 4x4, best offer. Call
i t0 5 duced to Sell! $15;000. Wrecked, for parts or can be (863)467-8856.
6542 Hwy 441 SE., -repaired, 400 hrs., $1800. PULL ENGINE, good shape,
APTS. 2Be/eA, $800 ao., (863)467-7120. (863)634-3350 Iv. msg. $60. (239)657-4348 ,
Ist, last & $400 se. dep. to M F R YAMAHA RAPTOR 2003, SHOCK TOWER BRACES, &
1I ast& $400 seCa d) HOM E FOR 80cc, Mint cond. $1499 set of-Urethane Bushing's.
or stop by 406 SW 2nd St SALE (863)467-5043 for Mustang '86-'93. Sacri-
or sto by40SW2nSt.S LE E iRrlft fice $150. (863)824-0801
Fully furnished w/util., dishes 2/2 Split Floor TIRES, 4 wheels, new of '06
linen, etc. $800 mo. + lst, Plan TRAVEL TRAILER 33ft Impa- Rincon, only 20 miies, $400
Ilast&sec. (863)801-4949 Screened Patio la, 1983, needs some work. or best oflec (954448-8253
S Screene Patio $1850 (401)625-5223 in v. message
' Grab a bargain pfrom your Carport & Shed Okeechoee TIRES, Cooper Discoverer, A-
neighbor's garage, Low Lot Rent '- T, 315-75-R16, 95% tread,
attIc, basement or cs- Low Lot: Rvent1 II,*AEAkIIA $350. (863)634-3251
at In to ay's classlleds. 863-467-4555 O D vTRANSMISSION Rebuilt

HOT DOG STAND/SNACK BAR Cl (6 4- ,5 6
Turn Key, good business year
round in Flea Mkt, $4000 CHEV 1/2 TON PU '83- 350
(863)634-1424 R iationi I "' auto, 40K miles, needs some
NEW EXECUTIVE SUITES ClEUII work $1500 or best offer
Available Approx. 6/1/06 (863)697-3804
"' West Side of New Courthouse ITTCHEVY S-10'94-V6 auto


Campers/RVs 3010 (6)642
CBS 3BR-1BA W/D updt'd Jet Skiis 3018
bath, kit: & flrng. In City wa- Marine Accessories 3020
ter in town. Adult park $1100 Marine Miscellaneous 3025
mo. +Sec. 561-346-4692 Motorcycles 3030 A D
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035 READING A
CBS, 3BR/1.5BA, 1600 SWto NEW AP
Third Ave., exc. location
$1000 mo., 1st, last + $400 HELPS YOUA
dep. (863)634-0512 AIR BOAT 12ft fiber glass,
New 3/2, 1600 s.f., everything but prop & motor. A DONATED VEHICLE- may UNDERSTAND


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DODGE DAKOTA '94- needs
engine rebuilt, & trans work,
good body, tool box $500
neg (863)76302379
DODGE RAM 250, '90- runs
good, new parts, fiberglass
work body w/ladder rack.
$600 (863)655-0030.
FORD F100, '83, auto, air,
300c1, new tires, two-tone
blue, $1700, (863)697-3306
FORD F150- '02, 4x4, Auto.
A/C, 80K, Runs excellent.
$9000. 239-243-4630
FORD F150- '78, Slant 6, Re-
built Trans & Motor. Needs
TLC $400. or best offer.
(561)346-4646
FORD F150 PICKUP 1995,
May need sensory & alterna-
tor. $1500 or best offer.
(863)467-0987
GMC 70 TRUCKS 1985 &
1986. $4500 each or both for
$8000 neg. (239)657-21.14
or (239)-229-5796
MITSUBISHI "88 2x4, mignty
Max, pick up, 30 mpg. need
nead and Daflery, rest ok.
$800 (863)805-8789


I Utility -Tr ier


CARGO TRAILER: dx1 2, En-
closed w/ramp door. Like
new. $1800 (863)763-4982
DOUBLE AXLE Fifth Wheel
Trailer, deck over, dove tall,
92" wx20'i, $1500 or best
offer. (863)610-1797
FLATBED TRUCK BODY- 9'x7',
Mounted on single axle.
Manual engine hoist, 2 5/16
ball., $1000. (863)697-9704
UTILITY TRAILER- 4'x11,
Very good shape, $375.
(863)610-7588
UTILITY TRAILER- 6x8,
dumps, $300
(863)843-2495


CHEVY-,3/4 Ton Van '88, 7
passenger, good tires, rides
good on hwy, $690
(863)673-0782/674-0837
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN-
'96, Seats 7, AC, New tires.
Runs Great, $2500.
(863)357-6501


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Okeechobee County
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The regular monthly meeting of the Okee-
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held on Thursday, April 13, 2006, at
6:00 p.m. In Room 303 of the School
Board Administrative Office at 700
S.W. 2nd Avenue, and is open to the
public.. There will be no meeting on
tuesday, April 11, as previously
scheduled.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
The St. Johns River Water Management District has received an application for
Environmental Resourc Permit(s) from the allowing applicant(s):
Fort Drum Venture, LLC, 6020 5th St.. SW, Vero Beach, FL 32968, application
#4-061-104669.
1. The project Is located In Indian River and Okeechobee Counties, Sections
26,35,36,01,02,11,12 & 13, Townships 32 & 33 South, Range 35 East. The ERP
application Is for conceptualappreval for a 3,174 acre mixed used development
known as The Ranch.
The tile(s) containing each of the above listed applications) are available for Inspec-
tion Monday through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at
the St. Johns River Water Management Dstrict Headquarters or the appropriate
Service Center. Written objections to the application may be made, but should be
filed with resolvedd by) the District Clerk, 4049. Reid St., Palatka, Florida
32177-1429, no later than 14 days from the date of publication. Written objec-
tions should Identify the obactor by name and address, and fully describe the ob-
ection to the applicatIon. Filing a written objection does not entitle you to a
Chapter 120 Frida Statutes, Admnstrative Hearing Only those persons whose
substantial Interests are affected by the application and who file a petition meeting
the requirements of Sections 120.596 and 120.57 Florida Statutes, and Chapter
28-106, Florida Administrative Code, may obtain an Administrative hearing. All
timely filed written objections will be presented to the Board for consideration In
ts deliberations on application prior to he Board taking action on the application.
Gloria Lewis, Division Director
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126948 ON 4/10/2006


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INTHE CIfW I SWWCOUNTY,
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Caroline A. Winkelman File NO.: 06-523-CP
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administratllon ofthe Estate of Caroline A. WInkelman, deceased, whose date of
death was May 6,2002, and whose Social Security Number Is 345-09-4502, Is
pending In the Circuit Court for Chalotte County, Floida, Probate Division,the ad-
dress of which Is Charlotte County Justice Center, Post Office Box 511687, Punta
Gorda, Florida 33951. The names and addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.
Christine Russell HENRYW.HICKS, ESQUIRE
27611 114th Street Florida Bar Number 289833
Trevor, MI 53179 WILLIAM J. PODOLSKY III ESQUIRE
Petitioner Florida Bar Number 0726761
30,03 WestAzeele Street,Suilte 200
Tampa, Florda 33609
813)876-3113 FAX:(813)871-9202
Aorneys for Petitioner
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against
decedents estate.on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served mustfile
their claims withthis Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate must file their claims with this ourt WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATEOFTHE F FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OFP THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED
The date of first publication of this notice Is April 10, 2006.
126963ON 4/10,17/2006

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Community Events


Free tax counseling service offered,
AARP-Taxaide will be available each Monday and Tuesday begin-
ning through April 17 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the American Legion
Post #62, 501 S.E. Second St. This service is a free, volunteer run, tax
counseling preparation service that can answer most of the tax
issues faced by middle to low income taxpayers, with special atten-
tion to taxpayers 60 years old or older. Please bring last year's tax
return, all W-2s, 1099s, interest, dividend, broker and Social Security
statements for 2005. Picture ID, Social Security card and birth dates
are required for everyone that is to be listed on the return. A blank
check for direct deposit of refund is also required. AARP-Taxaide
does not do state income tax returns. For information, call Neile
Foreman,,district coordinator, at (863) 357-1694.

Main Street Mixer is planned
A Main Street Mixer will be held Tuesday, April 18, from 5 until 7
p.m. at the Shoe Box, 3264 U.S. 441 S.

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 has launched a new bachelor's degree
program in environmental management and enrollment is increase
ing greatly. For information, contact Kim Wilson by calling (772)
468-3922, ext. 126; or, by e-mail at kswilson@ifas.ufl.edu.

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 20,14t the Eckerd Family
Youth Alternatives, Inc., facility at 7200 U.S.' 41 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'Bradv's, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to'
enhance prevention and intervention of at-risk youth in Okee-
chobee County. For information, call Pat Connor at (863) 763-35.36.

DuPuis hosting Earth Day celebration
Celebrate Earth Day this year at DuPuis Management Area on Sat-
urday, April 22, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The guest speaker will be
Rick Householder, senior geographer from the South Florida Water
Management 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 Treasure 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 informa-
tion, 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.

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, April29, at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W Third St., from
8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. You do not have to be an AARP member or have
AARP auto insurance to attend. All seniors 55 and over are invited.
Consult your auto insurance agent for your three-year discount upon
class completion. For information, contact the instructor, Mrs: Bryan,
at (863) 763-0351. The cost of the class is $10, and must be paid by
checkonly.

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 Parrott
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 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 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 infor-
mation, 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
(772) 285-6291.

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 1863) 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 out-
board 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 Plan-
tation 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,
contact 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
alternative to door-to-door Trick-or-Treating. If your group or organi-
zation 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 director for Okeechobee Main Street Inc., at pro-
motion@'mainstreetokeechobee.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:
ohsl987reunion(@hotmail.com


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Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Rauler-
son Service Center, 1019 W South Park St., has arts and crafts for sen-
iors 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 ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments
will go to the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863)
763-2829; Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-
2487; Marion Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) ,763-
8865.

Martha's House office has moved
Martha's House Administrative and Outreach Office have moved
to their new location at 103 N.W. Fifth St., Suites 4 and 5, next door to
the Medicine Shoppe.

CAP looking for senior members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages
of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer
the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main mis-
sions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace educa-
tion and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side by
side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in becoming
a cadet or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee
Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okee-
chobee High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
OHS_97 reunion@yahoo.com.


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

Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for money.
Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for participants. If
you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-2893, or drop
them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W. Fifth St-.

Help with Medicare Part D offered
Free help with Medicare Part D will be offered at the Okeechobee -. .
County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., on Tuesdays and Thursdays': :
from 5 until 7 p.m. Volunteers will be available to assist Medicare
recipients in selecting and enrolling in Medicare Part D programs.
Those taking partwill need to bring their complete list of all prescrip-
tion medications and dosages, along with their Medicare card. Any-
one who feels that may be eligible for government assistance in pay-
ing premiums must bring proof of income. -

Church offers program for families
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. will hold -
classes on Tuesday mornings from 10 until 11:30 a.m. for parents. -
and pre-school children. The curriculum will explore God's word
through activity centers. There will also be a special class for parents.
For information or to register, call Angela at (863) 763-4021.


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IN THEC I COUNT,
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Adellne F. Anderson FileNO.: 06-522-CP
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of Adellne F. Anderson, deceased, whose date of
death was February 28,2004, and whose Social Security Number Is
. 356-34-1709, Is pending In the Circuit Court for Charlotte County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which Is Charlotte County Justice Center, Post Office
Box 511687, Puntas Gorda, Florida 33951. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal representative's attorney are setforth be-
low.
Christine Russell HENRY. HICKS, ESQUIRE
27611 114th Street Florida Bar Number 289833
Trevor, MI 53179 WILLIAM J. PODOLSKY, III ESQUIRE
Petitioner Florida Bar Number 0726761
3003 West Azeele Street, Suite 200
Tama, Florida 33609
(813)876-3113 FAX:(813)871-9202
AttrneysforPeftitoner
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against
decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice Is rered to be served must file
theirclaims with this Court WITHIN.THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate must file their claims withthis Cort WITHIN 31ONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE F FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED:
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE'OF DEATH IS BARED,
The dateofflrst publicationofthisnoticeisApdl10,2006.
1269600N4/10,17/2006


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