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Okeechobee News

Vol. 97 No. 101 Tuesday, April 11,2006 504 Plus tax


Couple charged
with assault
An Okeechobee man and
woman have been arrested in
connection with the alleged
binding, hitting and verbal
assault of a local woman for up
to-five hours Saturday.
Ricki Osceola, 48, and
Janette Maureen Dwarka, 38,
have both been charged with
kidnapping, aggravated
assault, aggravated battery and
robbery. They were booked
into the Okeechobee County
Jail. under a bond of $200,000
each. They both have a listed
address of N.E. 284th St.
Breaux selected
athlete of month
Kelci Breaux was recently
selected as the Okeechobee
News/Publix Supermarket's
Female Athlete of the Month for
Ms. Breaux is an 11th grade
student who plays for the Lady
Brahman softball team. She
has been a varsity player for the
past three years, and has played
softball for a total of 10 years.
"Kelci had an unbelievable
month in February at the plate
and in the field. She batted a
.489. Kelci is a great athlete that
I feel honored to be able to
coach," stated Lady Brahman
softball coach Kim Hargraves.
"Her skills are valuable at many
positions, and her attitude
about the game and on the
field is a remarkably great trait
for any athlete."
Sports, Page 5
Mattson wins
: championship
Newt Mattson, a sopho-
more on the Okeechobee High
, School rodeo team won the
Westgate River Ranch Ameri-
can Bull Riding championship
on April 1 at the River Ranch
competition. Mattson not only
rides bulls for the high school
team, but competes in several.
of the professional circuits as
The championship that
Mattson won is held every
y quarter at the River Ranch
Resort and is done on a point
system. At the end of each
quarter the bull rider with the
most points wins the title and a
belt buckle commemorating
the event. Mattson scored 80 on
his last bull to qualify him for
S this title.
t Sports, Page5

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

Lake levels

14.31 feet

Last Year:
15.37 feet
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea

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Easter play: GCS presents 'Hiding Eggs'

Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Several cast members in the play "Hiding Eggs," being performed this week by Grace
Christian School student players, act out mayhem and chaos often found in large fam-
ily gatherings as they take the stage at Treasure Island Baptist Church Sunday, April 9.

Easter play tours area churches

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Actors with the Grace Christian
School (GCS) middle and high
school drama class are teaming
up with the school's elementary
students to put on an Easter pro-
duction at various churches in the
Steven Guglich, drama instruc-
tor at GCS, said the play is touring'
different churches in the commu-
nity to have as much of a positive.
impact on the community as pos-
The play, "Hiding Eggs," has
been performed twice already, at
The Church of God of Prophecy
on Sunday morning, April 9, and
later that same day at Treasure
Island Baptist Church. It will be
put on at The Gathering on
Wednesday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m.,
and at Grace Christian Church on
Thursday, April 13, at 8 a.m. and
again at 7 p.m.
Mr. Guglich co-wrote the play
with Alex 'Marquez, and the
authors surrounded the serious
theme of the meaning of Easter -
the celebration of the resurrection

See Play Page 2

Code board

will consider

six cases

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee Code
Enforcement Board will con-
sider six cases of general
cleaning, public nuisances
and disabled vehicles at their
meeting Tuesday, April 11, at
City Hall starting at 7 p.m.
Property belonging to Ray-
mond and Etal Brown at 901
N:W. 12th St. is on tap for
mowing and trash violations.
Robert Saffold has been
fined for public nuisances at-
his property at 1109 N.W
Ninth Ave. and has had several
extensions to give him time to
clean up the property and

repair the old building, to no
avail as of press time.
Property in the 300 block of
Southeast 13th Avenue
belonging to Robert Joiner
has been fined for not mow-
ing and cleaning up under the
section of the code related to
general cleaning and beautifi-
Harrison O'Connor has
been cited for allowing com-
mercial'vehicles to be parked
in the residential area of the
1300 block of Southwest l10th
Drive;--and- his ease-will- go-
before the board. .
Rebecca Marsh has been
See City-Page 2

OUA slated

to discuss

plant funding

Ashley Hickox plays the role of Nancy Naples, a flam-
boyant aunt of Tom Naples, played by John Gomez, in
the play "Hiding Eggs," at Treasure Island Baptist
Church on Sunday, April 9. The play will be performed
at The Gathering on April 12 at 7:30 p.m. and at Grace
Christian Church on Thurs., April 13 at 8 a.m. and 7
p.m., and is open to the public.

By Audrey Blackwell
The Okeechobee Utility
Authority (OUA) will hear an
update on customer liens,
review a proposed resolution for
identifying an OUA policies and
procedures manual and will dis-
cuss funding of the new waste-
water treatment plant expansion
at their meeting Tuesday, April
The meeting will be held in
the OUA building at 100 S.W.

Fifth Ave. starting at 8:30 a.m.
,Jeff Larson and Henry
Thomas will present funding
information for the 3.0 mgd
wastewater treatment plant
expansion. Their presentation
will include a financial feasibility
analysis, a finance plan, pro-
posed legal documentation,
timetable and summary com-
ments and recommendations.
One of the recommendations
See OUA-Page 2

Students to be honored

at board
By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
More than a handful of
recognition are on tap for the
Okeechobee County School
Board meeting planned for
Thursday, April 13.
The meeting will start at 6
p.m., and will be held at the
school district's administration
building at 700 S.W. Second
Board members will recog-
nize the District Sunshine State
Scholar and National Merit
Scholarship finalist, the Pruden-
tial Spirit of Community Award
recipient, state level qualifiers in
the Duke University Talent Iden-
tification Program, Osceola Mid-
dle School Honor Band mem-
bers for the Heartland and
Four-County area, Okeechobee
High School Heartland Honor

Band member as well as those
students selected for the State
Science and Engineering Fair.
Under action items, Athe
board will consider four 'stu-
dents for expulsion a 10th
grade student at Okeechobee
High School, and a seventh,
ninth and 11th grade student at
New Endeavor High School.
Three board policy amend-
ments on tap are related to
school board rules -school
improvement, education
accountability and school advi-
sory council.
The board members will dis-
cuss advertisements for amend-
ing seven policies related to
substitute teachers, perform-
ance grade schools, curriculum,
student assignment, district cer-
tificates, alcohol and drug-free
workplace, suspension with
partial or no pay and authorized

April 13
travel expenses.
Three re-roofing projects will
be discussed for the following
schools: Everglades Elemen-
tary, Seminole Elementary (re-
bidding) and North Elementary
A change order will be dis-
cussed for renovating the
kitchen and replacing the HVAC
system at Yearling Middle
School. The change order will
result in an increase of $8,115
and increase the total,contract
amount to $1,082,115. The
change order is for asbestos
abatement of ductwork wrap.
Other action items on the
agenda include:
.* structure demolition at 938
N.W34th St.;
amended facilities five-year
work program;
See Honor Page 2

Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Metal falls from the sky
Gentry Widener, formerly of Okeechobee, was standing
in the backyard of the home of some relatives Friday
afternoon, April 7 at about 3:45 p.m. when he heard a
loud boom that sounded like thunder. All of a sudden, a
metal screw fell from the sky and landed at his feet, hit-
ting his pant leg on the way to the ground. He assumed
the sound and falling piece of metal was from a blown
transformer in the area.

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Couple charged with assault and kidnapping

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man and
woman have been arrested in
connection with the alleged bind-
ing, hitting and verbal assault of a
local woman for up to five hours
Ricki Osceola, 48, and Janette
Maureen Dwarka, 38, have both'
been charged with kidnapping,
aggravated assault, aggravated
battery and robbery. They were
booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a bond of
$200,000 each. They both have a
listed address of N.E. 284th St.
According to the arresting offi-
cer, Detective Richard Durfee of
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), the 42-year-old
victim went to the home shared
by Osceola and Dwarka to get her
boyfriend who was apparently
"drinking and partying" with the

Ricki Janette
Osceola Dwarka
OCSO reports state that when
the victim confronted her
boyfriend, Dwarka allegedly
came at her with a hatchet and
swung it at her. The victim was
able to stop the swinging motion
with her hand.
Osceola then grabbed the
hatchet and threw it away, contin-
ued the report. He then allegedly
threw the victim onto a picnic
table where he supposedly tried
to pin her down. But, she pulled
away and they rolled onto the
ground where the 5-foot-9-inch,

275-pound Osceola reportedly
pinned her face down and sat on
They had also thrown the vic-
tim's car keys into some nearby
woods, the detective added.
By now, the victim's boyfriend
had fled the scene, said Detective
"As soon as they came at her
with a hatchet he jumped into his
truck and left," said the detective
of the victim's boyfriend. "He
called her (the victim) on the
phone 36 hours later."
Detective Durfee said the cou-
ple then bound the victim's feet
together with a belt, and Dwarka
began to hit the woman with a
small metal rod.
"She's very, very bruised," said
Detective Durfee of the victim.
"She has some really nasty bruis-
es on her."
Bound and lying on the
ground, the quick-thinking victim
came up with an idea that would

give her time to formulate a plan
of escape.
"The victim told them (Osceo-
la and Dwarka) that she was a
diabetic but she isn't in
hopes they would let her up," said
Detective Durfee.
It worked.
"They got her some food and
juice," Detective Durfee added.
A short time later, the victim
told Osceola and Dwarka that she
had to go to the bathroom, said
the detective. As she and Dwarka
were in the home, the victim then
began to compliment Dwarka on
her home by telling her how nice
it was. This tactic helped to calm
the situation.
As the tension began to sub-
side, the victim was able to make
it to her vehicle where she had a
spare ignition key. She then start-
ed her vehicle and left.
Detective Durfee said Osceola
and Dwarka have had "conflicts
in the past" with the victim.

Prehistoric bones unearthed in Everglades restoration

toric bones believed to belong to
ancient sloths have been discov-
ered by construction crews work-
ing on the massive Everglades
restoration project.
The bones were found April 1
by workers with the South Florida
Water Management District con-
structing a 2,000-acre storm water


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of Jesus Christ with humorous
slices of real life. Mr. Guglich is
directing the play.
Sheldon Woodham plays the
lead role of the family patriarch,
Walter Naples, who, after losing
his wife several years prior, also
has lost the ability to act on his
faith. He stubbornly refuses to
attend church on Easter morning
while clinging to the concept that
he is a good Christian. The family
gets together for their annual
"Easter Egg-Union" a hunt for
eggs which is the only tradition
they favor. With eight small chil-
dren in the mix, the weekend
retreat turns into mayhem and
parody of an all-American family.
Wise cracks and humor abounds,
mainly from Walter Naples.
Mr. Naples' only son Tom,
played by John Gomez, brings
home his fiancee, Maybel Brad-
ford, played by Kaylee Davis, to
meet the family on Easter week-
end. She and Tom play pivotal-
roles in leading other family
members back to church and the
true meaning of Easter to cele-
brate the life and resurrection of
Jesus Christ.
Maybel tells Walter that Easter
is a "time to be thankful for what
He did for us that first Easter."
Together, she and Tom drive
home the message that just
because you know what God did
for you doesn't mean you are a
Christian. When Maybel says she
is going to, church whether any-
one else joins her, Tom speaks up
in support of her. Walter relents
and says he and the rest of the
family members will go to church
and remember what the day rep-
Walter Naples is a character
made for Sheldon Woodham,
said Mr. Guglich, and he was a

treatment area about 50 miles
northwest of Miami, district
spokesman Roberto Fabricio said
The plant-eating animals the
size of elephants became extinct at
least 4,000 years ago.
Scientists from the Florida
Museum of Natural History in
Gainesville planned to begin exca-

vating the site and collecting the
bones on Tuesday.
"It's always possible that some-
thing new or a better representa-
tion of something rare will show
up in these sites," said Russell
McCarty, a senior museum paleon-
tologist. "We're always interested
to see."
Just one piece of a jaw bone

measures 2 feet long, Fabricio said.
"We take extreme care to pro-
tect Indian artifacts and archaeo-
logical finds," he said, noting that
the discovery "adds a little more
mystique to the Everglades."
The Everglades project is
attempting to restore natural water
flows to the environmentally sensi-
tive wetlands.

Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Eighteen students of Grace Christian School act out equally thoughtful and whacky bits of
life during the play "Hiding Eggs," which is touring the community the week before Easter.
Cast members include (not in order): Sheldon Woodham, John Gomez, Kaylee Davis, Ash-
ley Hickox, Sebastian Kelley, Kayla Hewitt, Katherine Clay, Brittany Nemitz, Brooke McCrary,
Paige McCrary, Michael Mayer, Braden Gerdes, Jessica Drawdy, Dustin Herrin, Tyler Nelson,
Hunter Boshell, Cali Pearce, and Jokob Nelson. Also pictured are writers Alex Marquez
(back, right) and Steven Guglich (back, second right), who also directs the play. Angel Con-
Ion (back, third right) serves as assistant director.

main character in the 2005 Christ-
mas play, "A Holiday Carol."
"The character was created
because one day, Sheldon came
into class and acted like an old
man. "I thought, 'I've got to use
that,'" Mr. Guglich said. The Wal-
ter Naples character adds comic
relief to the production.
Mr. Guglich and Mr. Marquez
have been co-writing plays and
drama scripts for about four
years. Mr. Marquez said it only
took about two weeks to write

"Hiding Eggs."
"Once we started writing, it
just started flowing," Mr. Marquez
He said his wife, Ruthie Mar-
quez, serves as editor and critic
and has helped them fine tune
many of their works, which
includes mainstream drama and
other works.
"Our goal is to not just focus
on Christian media,- but to be
involved in the world and be salt
and light to everyone that is our

hope in writing secular material. If
we just write in Christian media,
we are just reaching Christians.
We write family-oriented material
and wouldn't write anything that
my children couldn't see," Mr.
Marquez said.
Mr. Guglich said that the
drama ministry at GCS is just that
- "It's a ministry done for the
glory of God and to win souls for
Christ. The kids in the play want
to be there; they volunteered their
time," he said.

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 Okeechobee
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 Buck-
head Ridge (S-127) and Lakeport (S-131) will take place on April 12.
For information, please contact the South Florida Water Manage-
ment 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 Man-
agement District (SFWMD) governing board meeting at the Okee-
chobee Shrine Club, 1855 S.W 53rd St., in Okeechobee. The govern-
ing 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 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 person.
Board terms are three years, and city and county residents may
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.

Benefit set up for Smalls family
OKEECHOBEE An account has been established at Big Lake
National Bank to help the Smalls family.
Mrs. Smalls and her three children were killed in an automobile
accident Wednesday, Dec. 21.

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the pair will make is that OUA
should adopt accrued guaranteed
revenue fees in addition to the exist-
ing guaranteed revenue fees to
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9 agreement with Kaplan for
Achievement Planner;
2006 summer school sched-
u le;
contract with VisionQuest

WWTP expansion project shows
an estimated completion date of
June 30, 2008.
Also on the board's agenda is
proposed resolution 06-01. It will
be recommended to the board to
allow a mechanism to identify an
OUA policies and procedures man-
ual, which will be reviewed and
approved by the board for staff use
when conducting daily business of

OUA. A section in the manual will
deal specifically with lien proce-
The board will discuss a radio
communications tower quote from
Global Broadcast Services, Inc. of
Naples that includes a higher wind
loading at the height required to
serve a 10-mile radius. The original
quote was for 140-foot tower rated
at 100 mph winds. The current

for educational services, DJJ level 1* it_
6; City

adoption of job description
for payroll specialist;
job description for advertise-
ment for security monitor;
revised staffing formulas;
staffing allocations for 2006-

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cited for a disabled vehicle viola-
tion. An old bus is in the back-
yard of her property at 705 S.E.
1lth Ave.
Finally, the board will consid-

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quote is for 140-foot tower rated at
120 mph winds. Both towers will
hold up to four antennas.
Other items on the agenda
results of roof inspections,
developer's agreement,
notes from interviews with
candidates for position of executive
director, and,
update on customer liens.

er the case of Joe Louis Lawson,
Sr., 913 N.W. 10th St., for dis-
abled vehicles and general
cleaning and beautification. He
currently lives in Titusville. Mr.
Lawson has been under a fine
that has accrued over 90 days for
disabled vehicles and an old
office building.

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The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Family Fun Night planned for Seminole Elementary

Mark your calendar! Family
Fun Night is coming Friday, April
21. Plans are coming together and
everyone is looking forward to a
fun-filled evening. There will be
plenty of games to play including
fish pond, cakewalk,-
football throw
duck pond, face
painting, Bingo,
and morel A
variety of con-
cessions will be
available including
hamburgers, hotdogs, nachos
with cheese, popcorn, corn-on-
the-cob, and pizza. The Scholastic
Book Fair will be open in the
media center. It will be a great
opportunity to purchase some
books for summer .reading. Lots
more fun is planned so join us
from 6 until 8 p.m.!
We are requesting your help to
identify our kindergarten students
for the 2006-2007 school year. If
you have a child who will be five
years old on or before Sept. 1,
2006 and will begin kindergarten
next year at Seminole Elementary,
now is the time to register. Kinder-
garten registration is scheduled
for Tuesday, April 18. Records
including a legal birth certificate,
immunization records, and proof
of a physical examination per-
formed within one year prior to
the start of the school year will be
needed at the screening appoint-
ment. Proof of the current physi-
cal address is also needed. If you
need to schedule a time to regis-.
ter your child, contact the school
office at (863) 462-5116 or stop by
the office during school hours.

The kindergarten team wel-
comes Debbie Raulerson. Ms.
Raulerson has been touring with a
theater company, but now that she
has returned to Okeechobee. She
will be completing the year in one
of the kindergarten classrooms. Ms.
Raulerson has taught kindergarten
previously and we are happy to
have Ms. Raulerson as a member of
our team. We will learn much from
each other.
Kindergarten classes enjoyed
students from the Freshmen Cam-
pus who shared their Ag Literacy
Day with us. The students shared a
book about the different products
that can be made from leather from
a cow. The students also made but-
ter from cream, another product
from a cow. It was so good on
crackers. Then the students attend-
ed a field trip to Yearling Middle
School for their Ag Field Day. Stu-
dents had a wonderful time learn-
ing about the many farm animals
and produce. They learned about
cows, pigs, chickens, sheep, and
donkeys. They rode a horse and
learned about the produce growing
in the garden. Everyone had juice
and snacks for refreshments.
Mrs. Peterson's class is working
on all letters, sounds and sight
words in reading. Some students
are working on first grade sight
words. In math they are having fun
with graphing. They are also work-
ing on those numbers from 0 30.
The key to success is practice at
home. Happy Birthday to Diego
and Jonathan! The Student of the
Week is Diego Salcedo.
Mrs. Johnson's class enjoyed
their Spring Break. The students

wrote several sentences about
what they did on their break. They
were very good!! They had a great
time joining Ag Day at Yearling Mid-
dle School. Before the visit students
talked about the many animals they
were going to see. They also did
animal crafts and activities. They
are also preparing for Easter and
making many different things to
celebrate this special holiday.
Ms. Themm's class got right
back into the swing of things after
Spring Break. They wrote about
their time away from school. They
are continuing to measure and
graph. They have a new student in
their classroom, Saul Estradas. Wel-
come Satl! Ms. Themm's Charac-
ter Counts representative for the pil-
lar of fairness is Tony Harlow!
Congratulations Tony!
Mrs. Jordan's class has read the
book, Mrs. Wishy-Washy. This is
one of their favorite books on their
computer program. The students
found their extra sight words
(went, said, and) and words with
. the short 'u' sound in the story. The
students followed Mrs. Jordan's
instructions as they made Mrs.

Wishy-Washy and the farm animals
from different sizes of squares and
rectangles. The Mrs. Wishy-Washy
projects look great. They students
did a good job listening and follow-
ing the directions. The students dis-
cussed other animals that might
enjoy the mud on the farm. They
wrote stories about these animals
and the fun they had in the mud..
Chassidy Martinez is the Star for the
Week and Anthony Mandujano is
the Character Counts representa-
tive for fairness. Congratulations to
the Five Star Club members:
Mitchell Gaucin, Denise Lopez,
Amy Holden, and Alexis Pinon.

First grade
Students in Mrs. O'Bannon's
class are studying about different
kinds of soil and the classifications
of rocks. They enjoyed examining
rocks and have begun the study of
plants. They have planted their
mammoth sunflower seeds and
will be watching them grow in the.
coming weeks, In math, they have
been counting coins. Parents,
please practice counting quarter,
dimes, nickels and pennies with

your child at home. Congratula-
tions to Gerardo Mojica for being
named Student of the Week!
Miss Dominick's class has been
working hard on the 100 Book
Challenge. Congratulations to
Genaro Garcia for reaching the
130th step! The students are still
working on all reaching the 100th
step. We are planning a big party
when we reach our goal! Parents,
please encourage your child to read
at home every night.
Mrs. Yeilding's class was happy
to welcome Aurelio back to Room
507. He had moved away, but
recently returned to Okeechobee
and rejoined our class. We would
like to congratulate Jared on his
birthday, Danielle for being Star Stu-
dent of the Week, and Harry for
making the most steps on his "100
Book Challenge". Crysten was cho-
sen to attend the pizza party as our
student who exhibits Fairness for
Character Counts. Also, we'd like to
thank Joey, our high school helper,
for giving our pizza party to award-
our 100 steps in the reading chal-
lenge. We are proud of our fantastic

Third grade
Students in the third grade class-
es are busy getting ready for the
Science Fair. Each classroom is
working in groups on two science

projects using the scientific
method. Prior to starting their sci-
ence projects in Mrs. McCranie's
classroom her children were busy
building bridges using paper clips,
straws, and toothpicks. The indi-
vidual bridges were tested to see
which bridge provided the most
support. The winning architects
were: A.J. Jaimez, Garett Gorby,
Cristian Torres, Emma Hunter and
Wyatt Craig. Their bridge support-
ed 9 pounds and 4 ounces!
Mrs. McCranie's reading class
has all reached the 200 or higher
level in the 100 Book Challenge.
Each student has read 50 or more
hours independently. They enjoyed
making banana splits in celebrat-
ing this accomplishment. Mrs.
McCranie's students are busying
writing poems for their bare books.
The Students of the Week for
the week of March 27 were as fol-
lows: in Mrs. Padgett's class was
Kayla Culbertson, Ms. Master's
class was Noe Valdez, for Ms. Vib-
ber's class was Sean Hornea, Mrs.
McCranie's class was Catalina Var-
gas, and Mrs. Lowe's class Myrick
Puente. For the week of April 3 the
Students of the Week were: Crist-
ian Torres in Mrs. Padgett's class,
Larissa Cortez in Ms. Master's class,
Deveon Jones in Ms. Vibber's
class, Laura Mataushek in Mrs.
McCranie's class, and Myrick
Puente in.Mrs. Lowe's class.

OHS to host Job Fair

Okeechobee High School's
Career Center is sponsoring an
occupational awareness (Job Fair)
program for 11th and 12th graders,
Tuesday, April 11. This event will
be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in
the Okeechobee High School
This will be an opportunity for
students to meet prospective
employers in Okeechobee County.
It will also be a chance for busi-
nesses to meet potential part-time
as well as full-time employees
upon graduation. If interested, you
may want to bring applications for
students to fill out.

The program will consist of
informal conversation with stu-
dents. (Students will be browsing
from one area to another). A table
with chairs will be available for
you to use as your booth. If you
have handouts, fact sheets, or door
prizes to give the students, please
bring those. A poster/project
board to put on the table advertis-
ing your business would be benefi-
If you are your business is inter-
ested in participating in the Job
Fair, please call Bill Black at (863)
462-5025 ext 3113 or email at


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski

Worth a million
Three students from Central Elementary School were pre-
sented with books autographed by children's writer and illus-
trator Steven Kellogg that they won in a prize drawing at the
school's Family Fun Night. Those receiving the books were
(left to right) 10-year old Fernando Perez, a third grade stu-
dent in Ms. Mateo's class and Daniel Nunez, a 9-year old third
grade student in Ms. Lopez's class. Not pictured was 7-year
old Noemy Gomez, a first grade student in Ms. Snyder's
class. They received copies of "How Much is a Milllion?" by
David M. Schwartz with pictures by Steven Kellogg.


April Shawntell Brown
April Shawnteil Brown, age 28,
died April 10,
2006, in Okee-
chobee. She
was born April
9, 1978, in
and was a life-
long resident.
She enjoyed
singing, com-
puters and April
making a Brown
memorial for
her daughter.
She is preceded in death by her
daughter, Sydney Brown.
She is survived by: her loving
husband of six years, David Brown
of Okeechobee; mother, Marlena
(Gilberto) Garcia of Okeechobee;
father, Paul (Allie) Yates of Palatka;
son, Brandon Molden; daughters,
Lacey and Savanna Brown, all of
Okeechobee; brother, Paul Yates;
sister, Angela Yates, both of Okee-
chobee; mother-in-law, Jojo
Dempsey of Coral Springs; grand-
mother, Joanna Brown-Underhill
of Lakeport; a host of aunts, uncles,
nieces, nephews; and, friends.. Ser-
vices will be graveside Thursday,
April 13, at 11 a.m., at Evergreen
All arrangements are under the
care and direction of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Marie M. Kropp
Marie M. Kropp, age 86, died
April 8, 2006, in Clewiston. She was
born Nov. 11, 1919, in Miltown,
N.J., an d had been a resident of
Okeechobee since 1976, She was
of the Catholic faith and enjoyed
She is preceded in death by her
husband, Carl Kropp.
The family has decided not to
hold visitation or services at this
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Cheryl A. Black
Cheryl A. Black, age 50, of Okee-
chobee, died Friday, April 7,2006, at
Raulerson Hospital in Okeechobee.
She was born in Falmouth, Mass.,
the daughter of the late Joan (Dun-
ham) O'Brien. She had been a resi-
dent of Okeechobee for 25 years,
coming from Falmouth, Mass.
She is survived by: daughters,
Nicolle D. McAllister of Palm City
and Brandi Gerstoff of Okee-
chobee; son, Richard D. McAllister
of Stuart; father, Paul O'Brien of
Canterbury N.H.; and, six grand-
A memorial service will be held
at All County Funeral Home and
Crematory at 3 p.m., Sunday, April
30, 2006.
All arrangements are being han-
dled by All County Funeral Home

and Crematory, 1010 N.\\: Federial
Highway in Stuart.
Matthew Gruber, Jr.
Matthew Gruber, Jr., age 81, of
Okeechobee, died Monday, April 3,
2006, at Raulerson Hospital. Mr.
Gruber was
born April 6,
1924, in McK-
ees Rocks, Pa.,
to Matthew .Sr.
and Mary Gru-
ber. He was a
farrier most of
his life having
come to Okee-
chobee from
Indiantown, in Matthew
1997. Mr. Gru- Gruber, Jr.
ber was of the
Catholic faith. He proudly served
our country in the Army Air Corps
during WWII. He was a 4-H leader,
Scouts leader, youth football coach,
horse trainer and breeder, and
rodeo cowboy.
Mr. Gruber is survived by: his
wife of 53 years, Elizabeth Gruber
of Okeechobee; daughters, Robin
(Matt) Arrieta of. Okeechobee,
Cindy Firestine of Trenton, and Jodi
(Bill) Fannin of Melbourne; son-in-
law, John Firestine of Apopka; three
grandchildren, John Matthew
(Toni) Firestine, Wendi (Mark) Bas-
tow, and Megan Arrieta; three great
grandchildren, Alexis, Logan and
Braden Firestine; and, brother, Ray-
mond Gruber of Blacklick, Ohio.
Visitation was held Thursday,
April 6, at Bass Okeechobee
Chapel. Graveside funeral services
were held Friday, April 7, 2006, at
Florida National Cemetery in Bush-
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
Albert Grillo
Albert Grillo, age 73, of Okee-
chobee, died April 9, 2006, at his
home. Mr. Grillo was born Jan. 10,

1933, in \Villiamstown, N.J., to
Frank and Elvira Grillo. Mr. Grillo
was a mechanic having come to
Okeechobee from Stuart in 1996.
He was a member of the Oakview
Baptist Church. Mr. Grillo proudly
served our country in the U.S.
He is survived by: his wife, Mar-
lene Grillo of Okeechobee; chil-
dren, Debbie Reitano of Port St.
Lucie, Terri Grillo-Cross of LaBelle,
Cathy Schmiedel of Okeechobee,
Tony Grillo of Okeechobee, and
Lonnie Gore of Brighton; 11 grand-
children; three great-grandchildren;
and, sisters, Emma Gorgo of New-
field N.J. and Anna DeSome.
Visitation will be from 4 until 7
p.m., Thursday, April 13, 2006, at
Oakview Baptist Church with
funeral services following at 7 p.m.
Pastor John Keith will officiate.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
Manuela Garcia-Rivas
Manuela Garcia-Rivas, age 78,
died April 9, 2006, at JFKMedical
Center in Atlantis. She was born
June 19,1937, in Dusbin, Miss., and
was a resident of Okeechobee for
45 years. She was a member of the
Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
She is preceded in death by her
husband, Urbano Rivas.
She is survived by: sons, Noe
(Jane) Rodriguez of Gainesville,
Raul Rodriguez of Okeechobee,
Lalo (Lillie) Rodriguez of Okee-
chobee, Juan (Cindy) Rodriguez of
Okeechobee, and Carlos Rodriguez
of Mexico; daughters, Gloria
Rodriguez of Okeechobee, and
Hortencia (Billy) Ochoa of Okee-
chobee; brother, Hilarlo (Chepa)
Garcia, also of Okeechobee; 22
grandchildren; and, nine great-
Graveside services will be held
Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at 11
a.m., at the Evergreen Cemetery.
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Community Events

Eagles Club hosting benefit
The Eagles Club on US. 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 spe-
cial account that has been set up at Big Lake National Bank. For
information, call Steve Cates at (863) 634-2061.

Ranch hosting fundraiser
Mi-CIN Ranch. 1000 N.W. 50th Drive, will host a fundraiser
for the Bits and Spurs 4-H Club and Indian River Community
College (IRCC) Scholarship on Saturday, April 15, from 3 until
10 p.m. Activities will include a.barbecue, an Easter egg hunt on
horseback, a regular Easter egg hunt for small children, relay
races both on and off horseback, pony rides, a Chinese auction
and a horseshoe tournament. There will. also be live entertain-
ment. 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 accommo-
date 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
Freshman Campus, 610 S.W. Second Ave The cost is a $5 dona-
tion. The menu will consist of pancakes, homemade sausage
patties,, fresh squeezed orange juice and coffee. For informa-
tion, call Maureen Burroughs at (863) 763-2225.

Church plans Easter sunrise rv e,,,, .
The First United Methodist Church will 1M6td Eater sunrise
:services at.6:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 16, orhthe banks of Lake
Okeechobee. Seating will be limited, so please bring a chair.
The offering will be given to Big Lake Missions to help them
raise funds to replace one of their vehicles.

Free tax counseling service offered
AARP-Taxaide will be available each Monday and Tuesday
beginning through April 17 fromrn9 a.m. until I p.m., at the American
Legion Post #62,501 S.E. Second St. This service is a free, volunteer
run, tax counseling preparation service that can answer most of the
tax issues faced by middle to low income taxpayers, with special
attention to taxpayers 60 years old or older.. Please bring last year's
tax return, all W-2s, 1099s, 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 informa-
tion, 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
increasing greatly. For information, contact Kim Wilson by calling
(772) 468-3922, ext. 126; or, by e-mail at

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Community Calendar

Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the Grace
Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone currently
home schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome. For infor-
mation, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
,Third St., at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is
welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who .your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information,
contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-0297. 1
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

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

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)
Diabetes Support Group meets at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria at Rauler-
son Hospital, 1796.U.S. 441 N. For information, contact Warida Haas at
(863) 763-5093.
Tantie 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 Mar-
garet Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
.Prayer Group meets at 10 the Community Center located at
-412 N.W Sixth St. For infosmatiopn call:(863) 763-5996 -, ...
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m.i at the fel-
lowsrhip hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call'(863)'763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m.
at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.20
plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For infor-
mation, call Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good
Sams meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on
Thursday. Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984,
or [e next camping site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome.' For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Doris at'(863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923
for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Sec-
ond Ave. Everyone is invited. For'information, call Mike Fletcher at
(863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W.
Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.

Community Events

Holiness church plans revival
New Life Holiness Church in Basinger, 17025 N.W. 190th Road,
will host a revival April 11-14 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.

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 information call
Karen Williamson Larson at (863) 763-5101, Cindy Bennett Hort-
man at (863) 697-9817 or Toni Bennett Doyle at (863) 634-9491.

Substance abuse coalition to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will hold an open
general membership meeting Tuesday, April 11, at 11:30 a.m. at
the Church of the Nazarene Fellowship Hall, 425 S.W. 28th St.
Lunch reservations should be made by Friday, April 7. RSVP for
lunch by Friday, April 7. To RSVP, call (863) 763-9800 or (863) 697-

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 Wednesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. This will be an out-
door presentation of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Everyone is invited. For information, call (863) 763-1699.

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: Wednesday, April 12, The Gathering, 1735 S.W.
24th Ave., 7:30 p.m.; and Thursday, April 13, Grace Christian
Chapel, 701 S. Parrott Ave., matinee at 8 a.m. and evening perform-
ance 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 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.

C SC 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 Woobds of the Okeechobee
County Board of County Commissionersfiloa member of the coun-
cil 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 Thursday, 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 Com-
munity 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. Par-
rott Avenue.

Community Events

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

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.

DuPuis hosting Earth Day celebration
Celebrate Earth Day this year at DuPuis Management Area on
Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The guest speaker
will be Rick Householder, senior geographer from the South Flori-
da 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 information, call the SFWMD at 800-432-
2045, ex. 3339. DuPuis is located about 7 miles west of the S.R.
710 on U.S. 76 (Kanner Hwy.) junction, and 3 miles east of Port
Mayaca. Enter at the Visitors Center, Gate #5.

Juvenile Justice Council will meet
The Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council will conduct their
monthly meeting Friday, April 21, at noon in the meeting room at
Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The purpose of the meeting is
to enhance prevention and intervention of at-risk youth in Okee-
chobee County. For information, call Pat Connor at (863) 763-
Adult CPR class is scheduled
An adult CPR class will be held at the American Red Cross, 323
North Parrott Ave., on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. until noon.
For information, call (863) 763-2488.

Driver safety course planned
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, April 22,
and Saturday, April 29, at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. You do not have to be an
AARP member or have AARP auto insurance to attend. All seniors
55 and over are invited. Consult your auto insurance agent for
your three-year discount upon class completion. For information,
contact the instructor, Mrs. Bryan, at (863) 763-0351. The cost of
the class is $ 10, and must be paid by check only.

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 execu-
tive committee will meet following the coalition meeting.

The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, April 11, 2006 SPORTS 5

Breaux selected as

Female Athlete of Month

By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Kelci Breaux was recently
selected as the Okeechobee
News/Publix Supermarket's
Female Athlete of the Month for
Ms. Breaux is'an 11th grade
student who plays for the Lady
Brahman softball team. She has
been a varsity player for the past
three years, and has played soft-
ball for a total of 10 years.
"Kelci had an unbelievable
month in February at the plate
and in the field. She balled a
.-489. Keici is a great athlete that I
feel honored to be able to
coach," stated Lady Brahman
softball coach Kim Hargraves.
"Her skills are valuable at many
positions and her attitude about
the game and on the field is a
remarkably great trait for any
.athlete." -
ln addition to her time on the
softball field, Ms. Breaux is also a
Brahman golfer.
Ms. Breaux is also an out-
standing student at O.H.S. She
currently has a 3.3 grade point
average. Hei future plans are to

Submitted to Okeechobee News/D. Roehm,
Kelci Breaux (left) was presented with the Okeechobee
News/Publix Supermarket's Female Athlete of the Month award
by her coach Kim Hargraves (right). Ms. Breaux received the
awardfor her outstanding performance on the softball field.
attend college, preferably a Divi-, She is the daughter of Brid-
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Newt Mattson wins

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Newt Mattson, a sophomore
on the Okeechobee High :;
School rodeo team won the
Westgate River Ranch Ameri-
can Bull Riding championship
on April I at the River Ranch
competition. Mattson not only .,
rides bulls for the high school
team, but competes in several
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Mattson wvon is held every
quarter at the River Ranch
Resort and is done on a point
system. At the end of each
quarter the bull rider with the
most points wins the title and a
bell buckle commemorating
the event. Mattson scored 80 -
on his last bull to qualify him
for this title.
Mattson is currently ranked
in the top 15 in the Florida High
School Rodeo Association.
WVith only one more rodeo left
in the high school season to be
held in Williston on April 29,
Mattson will attempt to -
advance his position in the
state standings.
. The Westgate River Ranch t
Rodeo is held every Saturday
night at 7:30 p.m. For addition-
al information regarding this ._- .f
rodeo call (863) 692-1321. Submitted to Okeechobee News/Darlene Bass
For additional information
about the OHS rodeo team Newt Mattson of the Okeechobee High School rodeo team
contact Darlene Bass at (863) won the Westgate River Ranch American Bull Riding Cham-
634-5815. pionship at River Ranch on April 1.

Sports Briefs

Basketball camp
taking applications
b Final applications are now
being evaluated for the Ten Star
All-Star Summer Basketball
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The camp is by invitation
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Players from 50 states and'
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Camp locations include, but
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, April 7,
through Thursday, April 13, are as
Theatre I -"Ice Age 2" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at2, 4:15,7 and 9p.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 Ill "Hills Have Eyes"
(R) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at2, 4:15, 7and9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-


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 Okeechobee
City Ordinance 4-26, vaccina-
tions. All dogs, cats and ferrets 4
months and older must be vacci-
nated once a year by a licensed
veterinarian against rabies with a
United States Government
approved., vaccine.' Animal
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 al Radlerson Art and
Cultural Center, Inc., to help with
ceramics for days or evenings.
Raulerson Art and Cultural Cen-
ter is a non-profit organization
and proceeds will go towards
local art scholarships. For infor-
mation, 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 volun-
teers are needed to speak up for
these children. Training for new
volunteers will be held in your
area soon. Volunteers are need-
ed in St. Lucie, Indian River, Mar-
tin and Okeechobee counties.
Call the Guardian Ad Litem pro-
gram at (772) 785-5804 for infor-
mation 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.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Since its creation by Congress
in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary has served as the civil-
ian, non-military component of
the Coast Guard. Today, the

33,000 volunteer men and
women of the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary are active on the water-
ways and classrooms in over
2,000 cities and towns across the
^ nation. Each year, Auxiliarists
(folks just like you) save almost
500 lives, assist some 15,000'
boaters in distress, conduct
more the 150,000 courtesy safety
examinations of recreation ves-
sels and teach over 500,000 stu-
dents in boating and water safety
courses. The results of these
efforts save taxpayers hundreds
of millions of dollars every year.
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Must speak English. Excellent
pay deending on drop sites,
83-47-4411 Before 4pm,
for National Oxygen company,
Great benefits, Medical expe.
rlence preferred but will train,
Bilingual a plus. Call Center
Manager 863-763-7337
Needed Full Time or Part Time.
Call 863-467-6377
P/T + Evenings
Up to 20 hrs wkly. Must be
Responsible, Reliable, have
own transportation. Leave
message @ 863-634-4089

Concrete &
Bridge Work
The Murphy
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk tipss

Seeking employees
Shifts: 3:30-11:00 pm,
4:00-1:pm & 5:00-1 1pm,
Mon. Fri., some Saturdays.
Must have a valid FL Ddvers
license, transportation to &
from work'& no criminal
record. For application call:
MAINTENANCE .-5 days/week
(40 hrs). Bkgrd ck, drug free
workplace (863)467-6677 -
speak to Homer or Vivian.
Part time & full time.
For a Busy Child Care Center
863-467-5588 orfax
resume to 863-467-7560
Attention college students:
Looking for a summer job? In-
ternships are available at the
Clewiston News, Glades
County Democrat and The Sun
newspapers. Learn about the
journalism business while
gainingg work experience. Writ-
ng andphotography skills re-
quired. Computer skills a plus.
mail resume and references
The Clewieton 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 efigoy attend-
ing, community events and
aren't shy about asking ques-
tions, this could be the Job for
you. Interested applicants
should e-mail resume, writing
samples and references to

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Attention teachers: Looking for
a part-time work or a summer
Lob? The Glades County
Democrat, Clewiston News
and The Sun newspapers are
looking for part-time writers
and photographers. Ineterested
applicants please email re-
sume, writing samples and ref-
erences to:
yr. old before/after school.
our house/mine. Transporta-
tion a must. (863)697-8299

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position that could lead' to full time.
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Contact Ben at (863)763-7233
for appointment.
Group health, profit sharing
and 401 (k)

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

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

Experienced Accountant to lead budgeting, cash flow
forecasting & management, prepare financial statements,
A/R, A/P & bank recs. BS degree preferred, AS req'd.
Construction exp. a +,Jupiter area, send resume to:

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
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Cert. preferred. Valid FL Dr. Lic.
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Fax resume & salary req. to:
Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
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The Seminole Tribe of Florida is accepting applica-
tions for the following position:

Salesperson, Rock Pit, Big Cypress Reservation

Responsible for the marketing and selling of con-
struction/road materials. Developing and estab-
lishing new markets. Implementing
distributor/seller marketing programs. Identify and
qualify prospective customers. Negotiate and
close sales. Increase the number of profitable cus-
tomers and grow sales revenue. Requirements for
this position includes: Excellent communication &
marketing skills, Min. 2 yrs. exp. in construction
sales pref. High School Dip. or GED. Exc. benefits
(medical, dental, 401K). Fax resume with salary
history to (954)967-3477.

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is accepting appli-
cations for the following position. Salesperson,
Turtle Farm, Brighton Reservation.
The position is responsible for the marketing and
selling of products from the Turtle Farm. Devel-
oping and establishing newmarkets'.' Developing
and implementing distributor/seller'marketing
programs. Identify and 'qtify' prospective cus-
tomers. Increase the number of profitable cus-
tomers and grow sales revenue. Excellent
communication & marketing skills. Min. 2-4 yrs.
exp. in bulk food product sales or related indus-
try. High School Diploma or GED. Exc. benefits
(medical, dental, 401K) Fax resume to

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(Brighton Reservation)

Current FL RN lic. & BLS
cert. Experience in primary
care (+). Valid FL Drivers
License. Good communica-
tions skills. Fax resume &
salary requirements to:


The Glades County Democrat,
The Sun, and the Clewiston
News newspapers have open-
ings for stringers to cover local
events. Stringers are paid per
assignment for stories and
photos. Work hours are ex-
tremely flexible. Interested ap-
plicants should mail resume,
writing samples and referenc-
es to:

Available. Call (863)467-5657
References available
on request

Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, If you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
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License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over

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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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The classified ads

Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
VTo & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740

3,5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659

Full Time "I'll

room, $175.
13,000 BTU. Brand new
$500 (514)710-0094 be-
tween 5pm-9pm
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $100-.

BARBER CHAIR, Antique, Mfg.
by Emil J. Padair Co. Pat #
1594408-1594409. Good
cond. $1000 (863)697-0328
Antiqu.e, 3/4. $50.
antique, great for decoration
store or farm, $2500
er, Runs great, Good batts,
$800 Or best offer. Tom
863-467-7500 days
,WAGON WHEELS, Hungarian
(1003) wooden, $75
(863)467-1322 '

FREEZER, white, small, chest
type. $99. (863)467-9363
White, Good condition.
$100. (863)675-3356
RANGE- 30" Whirlpool, self
cleaning $100
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
good condition. $150.
(863)357-6266 .
more, white, $150 for the
pair, (863)467-1120.
WASHER & DRYER- Stacked,
Kenmore, full size, Model #
110 88 7627993, $250
(863)675-2392 LaBelle

w/faucet. $30.
style, 36". White. $50.
TRUSSES (17) POLES 16'(6)
ASKING $1000 for all
"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
2x63. $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. Like new. $750.

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

COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare Items. $1000 al or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
Stadium Club '92 & '06, Topps
Series I Baseball Cards, card
$750 (863)467-1484

COCA-COLA Comforter set,
1dbl comforter, flat & fitted
sheets, pillow, cases, shams
& 1 dbl bed skrt $50
Steel double sink fish clean-
ing station. 5' long $125.

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

AQUARIUM- 55 gal w/stand,
$175 (863)467-9298 or
BABY GEESE (4) LaBelle area
$40 will separate.
male, complete w/tank,
stand & access. $250
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
spayed, 3yrs old, To good
home, only $50
black headed, one red head-
ed, + lyr old baby in Ig
cage $550 (863)843-2495
RABBIT- Rex, week, Female
$10; (863)675-4981 Labelle
SEVERE MACAW- 6 mo old.
Hand fed & very loving. Incis
cage & 2 perches. $800. or
best offer. (863)357-1992
Makes great Foster Parent.
$20. (863)610-2126
house broken, neutered & all
shots. $300 (863)467-1301
ZEBRA FINCH'S: w/Cage. $20.
(863)675-3032 after 5pm.

COMMODE, new, white, $25
or best offer (863)467-1032
lons. Like New, only used 6
months. $50. (863)763-8146

JUCUZZI- Large, Seats 6, with
matching isolated top.
$250. (863)675-0104
ladder, w/small-'deck be-
tween for 4' above ground
Spool, $250. 863)634-3200

With attachments $25.

KARATE PADS- approx. 10,
Great shape. $150.
TRAMPOLINE- asking $75

Time to clean out the
-attic, basement and/or,
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classi-
fieds and make. your
clean uo a breeze

DUAL SPKRS, 2, 12", in plexy'
glass/wood box, 4 chrome
ports & blue light hit flash-
ers. $200 (863)634-7098.
wks. Excellent condition $50.

Model R15, Excellent condi-
tion. $55. (863)675-3944
TV, 13", Color& VCR Player.
Both are like brand new. $65
for both, will sep.
TV, Color, 13" & VCR: $60 for
both. (863)634-5038

GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1 week, $500
COMPRESSOR- Small, $25.
as is. (863)843-0079
new $50 or best offer
GENERATOR, 21350 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., 7.0hp,
5300 surge watts. Still in
box $500. (863)763-9527

TABOO: Adult VHS's. Volumes

LAP TOP, Compaq Armada
E500, 40gb, DVD Player, CD
Burner & much more, $550.
(863)227-0263 anytime
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. 863-983-7751

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

BEDROOM SUITE, white dbl,
w/1 6-drawer dresser and 1
w/3drawer night stand, $100
or best offer (863)675-3659
BR SUITE- 9 pc Broyhill, king
size, white washed oak,
lighted hdbd & bkshlvs, enter
cab $500 (863)261-1932.
CHAIR, Small, Upihoistered
mulil colored Swivel, Ideal
for RV. $30. (863)467-8432
good shape. $100
lighted. $150.
DINETTE TABLE w/2 chairs,
excellent condition, $20
wood. 4 chairs & 1 bench.
Seats 6, $100. or best offer.
Entertainment Center, 2 pc.
Lighted w/ secretaries desk,
shelves, etc. Must see to ap-
preciate. $250 863)763-3423
Hutch style, white washed,
$100. (863)467-9363
Solid Wood. Very nice. $55
KING BED SET- headboard,
dresser w/mirror, 2 n.stands,
2 black floor lamps, $250
RECLINER- Barca Lounger,
Retail $900. Like new. Wood
arms & side. Light tan.
$200. (863)7,63-0582
SECTIONAL- 2 recllners, L
shaped, black w/pin strips.
Great cond., $750 or best Of-
fer (863)634-2094
ing, cream w/black bkgrd.
5'x2', $100 for both.
SOFA- full'size, Like new,
Light blue, beige, white & grey
striped. Reduce to $225.
TABLE.- wicker, glass top,
with 4 chairs. $35.
(561)704-3690. :
Wicker Queen bed set, chest
of drawers, 2 night tables,
w/tempered glass on top
$550 (937)335-0877

GOLF CLUBS- complete,
matched set, metal woods,
irons, bag, putter. $95.

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

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

LIFT CHAIR, Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949
WHEEL CHAIR, Motorized w/2
heavy duty batteries. Good
cond. $550. (863)675-0104

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bred calves, 2 heffers, 1 bull,
wormed. Gentle, excel. for
small acreage $425 each
(772)597-0669 before 9am
(954)292-1811 anytime

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SADDLES (2) 1 Adult & 1
child, never been used. $350
for both will sell se arate

Rentals ,;

Apartments 905
Business Pilaes 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House- Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

APTS. 2BR/1BA, $800 mo.,
1st, last & $400 sec. dep. to
move in. Call (863)763-9225
or stop by 406 SW 2nd St.
EFFICIENCY on 441 & 15 A
Furnished w/utilities.
$125 wk. + $300 sec. dep.
Call 863-610-1027

Turn Key, good business year
round in Flea Mkt, $4000
Available Approx. 6/1/06
West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831

Taylor Creek Condo, 1/1
ground fir., furn./unfurn.,
'$750 mo. Owner/Agent.

CBS 3BR 1BA W/D updt'd
bath, kit. & flrng. Incl City wa-
ter in town. Adult park. $1100
mo. + Sec. 561-346-4692
CBS,'3BR/1.5BA, 1600 SW
Third Ave., exc. location
$1000 mo., 1st, last + $400
dep. (863)634-0512
New 3/2,1600 s.f.,
no garage, large yard
$1400 mo., + 1st, last &sec.
OKEE- 3BR, 2BA, Gar., all tile
floor, 5265 SE 43rd St., in-
side Kings Bay, $1025/mo,
$1500 sec dep.
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, tile throughout,
$1295/mo, 1st& sec, No pets
2ba, No pets, $1100 + sec
* dep, refs, (863)781-1317 or
TCI- 2br, 2.5ba, Lake access,
dock Fla rm, Irg. screen rm,
fully fuin, Central air/heat,
city water & sewer W/D
Dishwasher $1250/mo +
1st, last & sec

AIR BOAT 12ft fiber glass,
everything but prop & motor.
$750 or best offer
AIR BOAT, 4 cyl., Lycoming,
Runs good. $5000.
(561)248-0616 Okeechobee.
AQUASPORT- '99, Center con-
sole, 40hp Yamaha Brand
new, Only used once
BOAT TRAILER, '97, fair con-
dition, new tires, holds
19'-21' boat, $700 or best
offer. (863)634-6189
w/trlr, 120HP Johnson, runs
perfect $2500
CANOE, 17 Ft., Fiberglass.
$50. Call (863)675-0369 af-
ter 5:15pm or on weekends.
hp Suzuki 4 stroke. Lots of ex-
tra's & trailer. $6500. or best
offer. (863)634-2342
66ft, Paddle Wheel,
Repo, sacrifice $8000.

'95, 2 dr, New tires Nice in-
side & out. Well maintained.
$1500. firm (863)214-1286
needs transmission, $250.


Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted B30
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

TACK- $1500 (863)467-1421
OR (863)269-1316
bik/white, asking $850

$10. (954)629-3257.
MOWER 42 inch cut $900 or
trade for golf cart.
HOUSE 28 units w/telescop-
ing pole. $75.
38" deck, Z-turn, $1500
Livetock 085

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Property -Sale 1010
Townhousee Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sial 103
Land _ile t 1040
Lots Sale., 145
Open House 1.5
Out of State.-.. ',:
Property; Sa 10$

Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1Q75
Waterfront Property 1080

CBS, 3 BR, 1 BA, w/Pool
Newly Remodeled. Must see
Inside. Under appraisal
$179,000. (863)697-8654
LAZY 7, CBS 3br, 2ba w/of-
fice, lyr 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 In!
$204,900. Call
Remodeled $130,000
By appointment only

780 acre ranch with home,
1.5 mi, paved road frontage,
will not subdivided, $11,500.
per acre, call John, The Tucker'
Group, Cell 863-697-0413,
res. 863-357-8769,
off. 863-763-4010

OKEE. BIKING 1.5 ac Near
paved Rd/Park. Trees, power,
uplands. Photos $49,980. Pat
at Coastal RIty (561)357-0554

Mobile Homes

MobileHow .e-Part-=.
Mobile Monite -n t 2tf*5
Mobileiomes Sae 2020

1WATERFRONT, 1 Bdrm., $450
no. includes electric. $300,
sec. dep. 863-824-8718 or

Must sell in 1 week, Knots
Landing RV park $3000 firm
MOBILE HOME- Lake access,
2br, 2ba, on 160x80 lot,
shed, 2 screen porches, boat
ramp, dock, Call for more
info (561)793-6086
w/12x34 addition, carport
w/storage, CH/CA, watersys-
tem, W/D, lots of extras, Rim
Canal, on rented lot, Re-
duced to Sell! $15,000.
6542 Hwy 441 SE.,

2/2 Split Floor
Screened Patio
Carport &, Shed
Low Lot Rent

PONTOON, 24', 90hp John-
son, bimini top, no trailer,
ready to fish or cruise, $4000
or best offer. (863)634-3107
or (863)634-5471 email:
PONTOON- 28', 50hp, New
deck & carpet. Very good
condition, On water, $3500.
Evinrude, needs work, good
project, $600 neg
(863)467-5725 for more info
galvanized tandem axle,
850 (561)723-1690
PROCRAFT 17' 140HP Mer-
cury with trailer, very fast.
Asking $2500. Call Nick,
SEA KAYAK-17' Prijon Kodiak,
red, with paddle, $535.

privacy panels w/zlppers,
size can be adjusted, $375.
for awning. $50. or best of-
fer. (772)201-8932
MOTOR HOME- 27ft, Class A,
Itasca, generator,-tires, mo-
tor, running gears fine, drives
great, well worth price,
$3500 (423)502-2214
Ft., Lg. refrig. elec. hot water,
stove A/C. Toilet w/direct
hook. $1000 (740)202-3517
AC, sips 4, $500
Sunline, '05 T2499, 0 trip
miles, exc. cond., $19,000
or best offer. (863)357-2891
after 3pm

EVINRUDE 28 SPL Elec start,
all controls, exc runner,
$600 or best offer
OB MOTOR- 225HP, Evinrude,
long shaft, $1400
15hp, very clean, low hours
$450 or best offer

Ft. Boat or 17 Ft. Canoe, 8"
wheels. Good condition. $160

GSXR750 '04- great shape,
garage kept $5500
Dyna-Glide lowrider. FXDLI,
2400 mi, $15,500 or best
offer (863)697-8572
HONDA 450 1982, Peanut
tank. Good starter bike Tran-
ny nas overdrive. $900.
(863)675-0556 LaBelle.
RM 125, '01, FMF Shortie fac-
ing exhaust, race' ready,
power band every gear,
$2000. (863)763-2730
$2500, call for details
YAMAHA TTR125, 2001, off
road, excel. cond. $1300

new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasald Mule. Never
ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
GO CART, 2 Seater w/seat
belts; 5 hp. Good condition.
$200. (863)261-1932
GO KART Scorpion, 2 seater,
roll bars, great shape, $600
firm. 863)634-882 days or
(863)763-4132 eve's.
Honda ATC 3 Wheelers (2),
185 & 200 Both run well,
start 1st pull $1000 will sep.
ES, 4x4, Good condition.
$4500. or best offer.
Honda Forman ATV, 'OQ, 4x4,
wrecked, for parts or can be
repaired, 400 hrs., $1800.
(863)634-3350 Iv.msg.
POLARIS 300 '94- 4x4 4
wheeler, $800 needs pull
cord (863)634-5402
80cc, Mint cond. $1499

la, 1983, needs some work.
$1850 (401)625-5223 in


1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 14, 17, 18, 19.
Asking $100 for all, will sep.

ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Blckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$ (772)562-5567

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Electronic Everything. Just
needs TLC. $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)467-4998
86K, Auto, A/C, Orlg. owner.
Good cond. $2500.
AC, auto, new brakes, $2000
or best offer (810)625-4270
TRY '98, 62K mls. Good con-
dition. 1 Owner. Book=$6850
Asking $5800.863-467-1301
5spd., Runs good. Good on
gas. Minor Rght side damage.
1200. (863)467-7720
Good running car. $400.
. (863)675-1907
good tires, 120K, windshield
cracked, have runs
great $2000 (863)763-2730
HONDA CIVIC 1992, 4 Dr., 5
spd. manual. Good condi-
tion. A/C. Runs great. $2000
or best offer. (863)357-2891

'90 Station Wagon, $1000.
Mitsubishi Gallant ES, '95, 4
dr., 4 cyl., auto, cold a/c,
runs & dives 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.
'96, SW2, Good cond. Look
excellent. Great gas ml.
$1600. (863)228-2185

Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible/ Truck. Please call

BRONCO II '89 perfect en-
gine. rebuilt trans, 0 miles,
needs paint but no rust, $1750
firm. (863)805-8789
CHEVY BLAZER K5- '93, Auto,
4x4, A/C, New CD player,
Runs great. $5000.

FORD F150 1986- Made for
Offroadl 300, w/30/12W/15's
& extra set of tires & rims
$1200 neg. (863)673-5995

CLUB CAR, '03, new condi-
tion, windshield, curtains,
fans, $2500. (863)697-1350
or (863)763-2063
EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good batt & charger
$7501 (863)697-1350 or
GOLF CART- 1987 Gas Yama-
ha G1, 2 cycle, needs minor
elec work. Asking $400

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 Sonoma, lots of parts
$400 or best offer,

GMC V/ ton, 1974, short bed,
good cond, no engine or
trans. Can supply $1500
neg. (772)519-3979
POSI DIFF 8.5" GM, $150 or
best offer. Call
PULL ENGINE, good shape,
$60. (239)657-4348
set of Urethane Bushing's.
for Mustang '86-'93. Sacri-
fice $150. (863)824-0801
TIRES (4) Bridgestone,
245x75x16, E Rated, 50%
tread, $80 (863)467-6882
TIRES, 4 wheels, new, off '06
Rincon,only 20 miles, $400
or best offer. (954)448-8253
Iv. message
TIRES, Cooper Discoverer, A-
T, 315-75-R16, 95% tread,
$350. (863)634-3251
7004R, $300 or best offer.
Call (863) 467-8856

CHEVY 1/2 TON PU '83- 350
auto, 40K miles, needs some
work $1500 or best offer

CHEVY 4X4 PU '04- X Cab,
39K ml, $19, 500 or take
over payments
DODGE DAKOTA '94- needs
engine rebuilt, & trans work,
good body, tool box $500
neg (863)76302379
FORD F100, '83, auto, air,
300cl, new tires, two-tone
blue, $1700. (863)697-3306
FORD F150- '78, Slant 6, Re-
built Trans & Motor. Needs
TLC $400. or best offer.
FORD F150 PICKUP 1995,
May need sensory & alterna-
tor. $1500 or best offer.
FORD RANGER- '94, Freezing
A/C, Mag rims, Great mile-
age. $1500. (863)467-2614
GMC 70 TRUCKS 1985 &
1986. $4500 each or both for
$8000. neg. (239)657-2114
or (239)-229-5796
MITSUBISHI "88 2x4, mighty
Max, pick up, 30 mpg, need
head and battery, rest ok.
$800 (863)805-8789

closed w/ramp door. Like
new. $1800 (863)763-4982
Trailer, deck over, dove tall,
92" wx20'l, $1500 or best
offer. (863)610-1797
Mounted on single axle.
Manual engine hoist, 2 5/16
ball. $1000. (863)697-9704
dumps, $300

CHEVY- 3/4 Ton Van '88, 7
passenger, good tires, rides
good on hwy, $690
'96, Seats 7, A/C, New tires,
Runs' Great. $2500.

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items in
the claslfelds.

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A.M., TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2006 AN
DA 34981-5596. ANY PERSONS
125706 ON 4/11/06
When doing those chores
Is doing you In, it's time
to look for a helper in
the clusilfleds.

One man's trash Is anoth-
or man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classl-

How do you find a Job In
today's competitivev
market? in the employ-
ment section of the cas-

Community Events

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

Sorority plans Founders Day celebration
The annual Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Founder's Day will be held
April 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 S.W.
Second St. All members of the local Beta Sigma Phi chapters will
come together to honor the founder and some outstanding women
in the community. For information, call Linda at (863) 467-1070.

First Aid class is offered
First Aid Basics class will be given at the American Red Cross,
,323. North Parrott Ave., on Thursday, April 27, from 6 until 9 p.m.
For information, call (863) 763-2488.

Free memory loss screenings offered
The Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E. Park St., will host free
memory loss screenings on Friday, April 28, from 11 a.m. until 2:30
p.m. Appointments are needed for the screenings, and the screen-
ings are open to any age group. The screening will be completed by,
the St. Mary's memory disorder staff and immediate results will be
given. For information, call Donna True at (800) 861-7826 ext. 1 or
772)1285-629 I.

SFWMD meeting on recreation planned
The. Kissimmee River Valley Public Use and Recreation meeting
will be held Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. until noon at the
Basinger Community Center on U.S. 98. The purpose of meeting is
to provide an opportunity for South Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) to meet with community members that are interest-
ed in using the restored Kissimmee River Val6y region for public
use and recreation. Learn about the Kissim.r.,e River,,Restoration
Project and the recreational opportunities available for you on
SFWMD lands.

GPS class is offered
A U.S. Coast Guard Flotilla 57 G.P.S. program will be held Satur.
day, April 29, from 1Iuntil 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 Suzu-
ki 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 Plantation 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
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott
Ave. Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For informa-
tion, contact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Pro-
ceeds from the fundraiser will go to the Shriner's Burn Center.

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
organization would like to be a part of this community-wide Hal-
loween alternative to be held downtown in the park areas please e-
mail Toni Doyle, promotions director for Okeechobee Main Street
Inc., at 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
Okeechobee, 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:

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Rauler-
son Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for
seniors at the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and blue-
grass and gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center
would like to expand its activities to groups that would like to play
board games, card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has
any ideas, contact Sheila at (863) 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

Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited
edition 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on
brass and includes a numbered certificate and historical informa-
tion. Each ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the orna-
ments will go to the ORE scholarship; To purchase call:, Kay
McCool, (863) 763-2829; Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette
Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina
Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.

Martha's House office has moved
Martha's House Administrative and Outreach Office have moved
to their hew 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 missions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services,
aerospace education and cadet programs. Senior members and
cadets work side by side to accomplish these missions. If you are
interested in becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene
O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863)

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

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

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

Help with Medicare Part D offered
Free help with Medicare Part D will be offered at the Okee-
chobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., on Tuesdays and
Thursday 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 part will need to bring their complete list of
all prescription medications and dosages, along with their
Medicare card. Anyone who feels that may be eligible for govern-
ment assistance in paying 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 par-
ents and pre-school children. The curriculum will explore God's
word through activity centers. There will also be a special class for
parents. For information or to register, call Angela at (863) 763-

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

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

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

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two to
three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday

through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until p.m. We are also look-
ing for a volunteer to become the director and a board member of The
Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with the pub-
lic 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.

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

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

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

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Competitive Negotitions Act, and thIe State Requirements for Educational Fa-
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will consider the contracting of a CONSTRUCTION MANAGER (CM) for providing
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Business entities interested in providing construction management services to Indian
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