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Vol. 97 No. 102 Wednesday, April 12, 2006 50t Plus tax


Inside
Caterpillars
S pose health risks
While not a common crit-
ter found in this area, the East-
ern Tent Caterpillar occasion-
ally is found on some Florida
trees. They can thrive on sev-
eral kinds of deciduous trees,
but are especially fond of wild
S cherry, an infrequent weedy
tree, seen on roadsides and
along pasture fencerows
What is noticed is a clump
of webbing in the tree limbs
that is filled with masses of
caterpillars. In landscapes,
this means that leaves will be
eaten, and the area below the
tree will be "rewarded" with
lots of waste pellets from their
hungry habits. But that's not
Page9
vacation drives
won't come cheap
i WASHINGTON (AP) -
p ump prices for gasoline are
S rising with the temperature,
and likely will average about
V 5 cents a gallon more than
last summer, but not enough
to keep people home.
The Energy Department's
ew, seasonal outlook,"
released Tuesday, projects that
the price for regular grade
gasoline will average $2.62 a
gallon, barring any unexpect-
ed supply disruptions. Gaso-
line prices have soared since
February.
Last week motorists paid
on average $2.68 a gallon
nationwide for regular, an 18-
cent increase in two weeks
and 40 cents higher than the
national average a year ago..
Page 10
Politicians fail
to resolve standoff
4 :BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -
Shiite politicians failed Tues-
day to resolve the deadlock
over their candidate for prime
minister, which is blocking
S formation of a new govern-
ment. A bomb exploded on a
minibus in a Shiite area, killing
three people and underscor-
ing Iraq's grave security crisis.
Prime Minister Ibrahim al-
Jaafari's own Dawa party and
his key backer, radical cleric
Muqtadaal-Sadr, continued to
stand behind him, despite
opposition to his nomination
by Sunni and Kurdish parties,
said Bassem Sharif, who
attended a meeting Tuesday of
the seven Shiite factions.
Page 12

Drought Index
Current: 474
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.18 feet


Lake level
SLastYear:
15.35 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)
Index
Classifieds .. : . .16-18
comics ........... 15
Community Events ... .4
Crossword .. . . ..16
Obituaries . . . . .3
Opinion ............4
Speak Out ......... 4
Sports ............. 5
TV ...............17
Weather ........... 2
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Hayford named to head OUA


Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Pending successful contract,
negotiations, John Hayford, cur-
rently interim executive director of
the Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA), will become the perma-
nent executive director.
At their Tuesday morning
meeting, the OUA board of direc-
tors unanimously voted to offer
the position to Mr. Hayford, who
has been serving as interim execu-
tive director since the resignation


of former executive director L. C.
Fortner last fall.
The board's
action came
after they
rejected ',the
applicants that
the screening
committee had
submitted. A
board meeting
was held April 3 John
to interview the Hayford
three appli-
cants, Michelle Lawrence, Pat


Miller and Kerry Lewis.
Ms. Lawrence, from Tucker,
Ga., has a BS in civil engineering
from the University of Alabama
and 30 years in utility manage-
ment and engineering. Mr. Miller,
from Longwood, has a BA in polit-
ical science and an MA in public
administration from the University
of Florida and 15 years in utility
business and municipal govern-
ment. Mr. Lewis, from Fernandina
Beach, has a BS in mechanical
engineering from Old Dominion
University in Norfolk, Va., and an


MBA from Webster University in
Jacksonville and 23 years in public
and private sector utilities and gov-
ernment.
After interviewing the appli-
cants, the board took no action.
"I sort of ranked them in my
own mind," said board member
Carl Leonard. "To tell you the
truth, I was.not happy with any of
them."
Mr. Leonard first suggested Mr.
Hayford for the position.
"I think our best candidate is
already here," said alternate board


member Frank Irby, referring to
Mr. Hayford.'
Mr. Irby is also on the commit-
tee appointed to review applica-
tions.
"Nobody is overwhelmed with
any of the applicants," stated
board member Elder Sumner.
The board voted to reject all
three candidates.
Board chairman George Long
noted that things have improved
See OUA -Page 2


About 50 people from the
Okeechobee community and
from agencies along the Trea-
sure Coast attended the grand
opening of the Heart Gallery Fri-
day night, April 7, at the Indian
River Community College
(IRCC) Dixon Hendry Campus.
The gallery is a new commu-
nication tool used for introduc-
ing adoptable children to those
who are considering adoption.
The Heart Gallery will be exhibit-
ed through April 21 during regu-
lar college hours.
The gallery exhibit at IRCC
comprises photos and biograph-
ical sketches of 23 children who
are considered a little harder to
adopt than newborn babies and
are part of a field of 58 children in
the Treasure Coast who current-
ly are up for adoption. A few of
these children live in Okee-
See Opening Page 2


L Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Jennifer Stuart (left), Zella Kirk (second left), Judge
Shirley Brennan (third left) and Okeechobee Superin-
tendent of Schools Pat Cooper are four of close to 50
people who attended the grand opening of the Heart
Gallery at the Indian River Community College Dixon
Hendry Campus Friday evening, April 7. The gallery
runs through April 21 and is open to the public.


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Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
When the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners meets tomorrow at
9 a.m. they will once again take
up the topic of leasing airport
property to the Association of
Retarded Citizens (ARC).
The county board will also
recognize employees for their
,years of service, conduct three
public hearings on requests for
rezoning and -hear- comments-
from Jim Vensel of R O.A.D.
(Recovering Okeechobee After.
Disaster).
The commissioners will
consider a lease agreement


that will would allow ARC to
build a building on 1.4 acres of
county-owned property at the
airport. The 2004 hurricanes
severely damaged the building
adjacent to the new judicial
center that ARC was leasing
from the county.
Under the terms being con-
sidered, the county would
award ARC a $150,000 match-
ing grant toward the construc-
tion of a pew facility on that
property.
S...... Afte-r. ,both-,,-parties ,-have
approved the agreement, the
Federal Aviahon Adnmnisiraiion
and the Florida Department of
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Easter fun
Damaris Olivera tried to fit a whole Easter egg in her
mouth Tuesday morning. She was given the egg by mem-
bers of the Okeechobee High School Spanish Club. Club
members were hiding Easter eggs in the field across
from Central Elementary School when Damaris spotted
the bright colored eggs.


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Heart A .ery: Kids seek a 'forever family'


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Dr. Cathleen Blair touches a heart-shaped plaque at the grand opening of the Heart
Gallery at the Indian River Community College Dixon Hendry Center Friday, April 7.
Mary Hurley views photos of 23 children who wish to be adopted.

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OUA

Continued From Page 1
over the last several months under
Mr. Hayford's leadership and he'
has received compliments on the
operation of OUA.
He also noted that once an
executive director is appointed,
OUA projects could proceed at a
faster pace.
It was stated that the former
executive director was an adminis-
trator and not an engineer, like Mr.
Hayford.
Joey Hoover, of the executive
council, stated that it would be eas-


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chobee.
Some of the reasons these 23
children seeking a forever family
are more difficult to adopt have to
do with age, background, sibling
grouping or special challenges.
According to the event booklet,
produced by the Children's Home
Society of Florida's Treasure Coast
Division, the featured children are
mostly 12 or older, and some are
brother and sister groups that need
to stay together. .
"Some are African American,
Hispanic or from a racially mixed
heritage, while others are physical-
ly, emotionally or mentally chal-
lenged. They are all very special
children who want and deserve a
home and a loving, supportive
family to call their own," the book-
let said.
Dr. Fred Brown co-chaired the
event with Zella Kirk. In opening
comments, Dr. Brown said he
hopes that people in the communi-
ty would take advantage of the for-
mat, which he believes is a much
kinder way to introduce adoptees
to prospective parents.
He said that in the old days,
adoption centers used to hold pic-
nics and let the people who were
looking to adopt wander through
and meet children and pick one
out of the crowd. This led to hurt
feelings for the ones who were not
picked, Dr. Brown said.
"We embrace children and
strive to keep them safe in their
own families. If that is not possible,
then we want to keep them safe
with a foster family," said
Lawrence Brooks, executive direc-
tor of the Children's Home Society
(CHS) of Florida, Treasure Coast


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Transportation must approve this
non-aviation use of airport land.
In an unrelated matter, Mr.
Vensel will appear before the
board to discuss changing two
temporary R.O.A.D. positions to
permanent positions and other
items concerning the operation of
R.O.A.D.
The afternoon session will be
taken up with an informational
session concerning the Federal
Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) and an executive session


ier to recruit an administrator to
assist Mr. Hayford, than it would be
to hire an engineer.
"I have something to offer
OUA," Mr. Hayford said.
During the last few months,
while he served as interim execu-
tive director, he changed his mind
about assuming the position. At
the time of Mr. Fortner's resigna-
tion, Mr. Hayford had indicated that
he did not want the executive
director's position.
Mr. Sumner noted that Mr. Hay-
ford has "good instincts." He said
that Mr. Hayford, on his own initia-
tive, had appeared before the City
of Okeechobee City Council and


the governor when the governor
recently came to Okeechobee.
However, he noted that public rela-
tions have been problem with
OUA..
"If you are not proactive, trying
to react makes it more difficult,"
was Mr. Hayford's response. He
said that putting out information in
advance is more valuable than
explaining after the fact.
"It will be an interesting chal-
lenge," Mr. Hayford said of the
executive director position.
Mr. Leonard noted that he has
received positive responses about
Mr. Hayford.
"I think the board made a very


Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Dr. Fred Brown (at podium), pediatrician, Zella Kirk (center),
and Lawrence Brooks, executive director, Children's Home
Society, welcome agency and community members to the
Heart Gallery exhibit at Indian River Community College's
Dixon Hendry Campus on Friday, April 7. Dr. Brown and Mrs.
Kirk co-chair the event. The gallery is a new method for intro-
ducing children looking for a forever family to would be
adopters.


Division. "These children are look-
ing for a forever family. If anyone
wants more information, they can
make a phone call to Sharon Vin-
son or a roomful of interested peo-
ple here tonight."
Other speakers included Kathy
Basile, executive director of the
Children's Services Council of St.
Lucie County; Dee Benjamin, devel-
opment specialist of CHS of the
Treasure Coast; and Vern Melvin,
district administrator of the Depart-
ment of Children and Families.
Mrs. Basile said that the Heart
Gallery concept is growing around
the country and that she first heard
about it in Hillsboro County. She
told the story of an 11-year-old girl
who had behavior problems sever-
al years ago and was in and out of
foster homes. She finally made her
way into CHS in another county,
was adopted, and by age 17 had
turned her life around and is now a
strong proponent of the Heart


concerning union negotiations.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
consider allocation of Hurri-
cane Housing Recovery Program
funds;.
consider details of construc-
tion of a stormwater retention
facility in Douglas Park;
consider four requests for
preliminary plat approval;
consider a request to allow
construction on a platted ease-
ment in Ridgway Acres subdivi-
sion;
schedule three public hear-
ings concerning abandonment of
county rights-of-way;
approve a job description for


Gallery.
"It is never too late to be adopt-
ed and never too late to need
somebody," Mrs. Basile said.
According to Mrs. Basile, the
gallery is improving the rate of
adoption by 30 percent to: 40 per-
cent and more. :
"I know the folks in Okee-
chobee have very large hearts and
that there are key stakeholders
here," she said. "I hope you get the
word out so many will come and
look at the photos and spread the
word."
Mrs. Basile continued by thank-
ing the Guardian ad Litem (GAL)
program for stepping forward and
making sure that each child in the
gallery has a GAL to ensure it is in
the child's best interest to partici-
pate in the Heart Gallery.
The Okeechobee County Com-
mittee of the gallery consists of: Dr.
Brown and Mrs. Kirk: Jonathan


records specialist for the planning
and development department;
award a contract for re-roof-
ing of the bathhouse, pavilion and
pump house at the county's
swimming pool;
issue a contract for air condi-
tioner replacement for the health
department;
authorize purchase of a 2007
International 4300 chassis to be
used for a fire/rescue ambulance;
designate an elected or
appointed official and a person
from a non-profit organization
concerned with economic devel-
opment as primary and alternate
contacts to represent the county
before the South Central Florida


wise decision today," he asserted.
Since coming to OUA in 2000,
Mr. Hayford has been in the num-
ber two position as operations
director. He came here from the
Gainesville consulting firm of
Applied Technology and Manage-
ment. Mr. Hayford, a Marine Corps
veteran, is a registered engineer in
the state of Florida and has an engi-
neering degree from the University
of Florida. He has been in the engi-
neering field for about 20 years,
starting his career with Gainesville
Regional Utilities before going to
Applied Technology and Manage-
ment.


Lawrence Brooks (left), exec-
utive director of the Chil-
dren's Home Society of the
Treasure Coast, offers a
handshake and a small gift to
Sam Smith, provost of Indian
River Community College,
Dixon Hendry Campus, in
appreciation for allowing the
Heart Gallery to be exhibited
at the campus. The gallery
exhibit of 23 adoptable chil-
dren of the Treasure Coast
opened Friday, April 7, at the
college and runs through
April 21. Admission is free
and the Heart Gallery is open
to the public.
Bear, Rosalind Brown, Rick Good,
Pam Hancock, Mary Hurley, Jo
Norris, Pat O'Connor, Jackie Pako-
nis, Scott Smet, Kelly Brennan Tarr
and Sharon Vinson.
Mr. Brooks handed out thank
you gifts to the Okeechobee com-
mittee and to Dixon Hendry Cam-
pus Provost Sam Smith and the
IRCC staff for hosting the Heart
Gallery.


Rural Area of Critical Economic
Concern;
appoint a member to the
Treasure Coast Community
Action Agency Advisory Board;
adopt policy concerning cre-
mation or burial of unclaimed or
indigent bodies;
approve a contract for debris
removal from the county's
stormwater management system;
consider awarding a con-
tract for Public Safety Communi-
cations Engineering Services;
and,
proclaim the month of April
to be Water Conservation Month
in Okeechobee County.


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News Briefs

FHP seeks help with fatality crash
INDIANTOWN The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is looking for
witnesses to a fatal crash that occurred March 18 at 8:45 p.m. on S.R.
714 at Fox Brown Road.
Anyone who has information about this crash should contact
Corporal Mike Lanam at 800-356-8921, ext. 225.
Locks to close for inspections
Four navigation locks along the north shore of Lake 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.

Local CTST meets April 12
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County Community Traffic
Safety Team will meet Wednesday, April 12, at 1:30 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee County Administration Annex building, 458 U.S. 98 N., in the
4-H conference room.

Continuum of Care group to meet
OKEECHOBEE The monthly meeting of the Continuum of
Care will be held April 13 at 1 p.m. in the conference room of the
Okeechobee County Housing Department, 456 U.S. 98 N.

SFWMD hosting business outreach event
OKEECHOBEE The South Florida Water Management District
(SFWMD) will host an Acceler8 construction and business outreach
symposium at the Okeechobee High School auditorium, 2800 U.S.
441 N, on Thursday, April 20,6 until 7:30 p.m.
The symposium will provide information to local construction
contractors, specialty contractors, vendors, workforce development
and people seeking jobs with construction contractors.
For information, contact Alvin B. Jackson at 800-432-2045, ext.
4041.


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CES to host annual 'kindergarten round-up'


Kindergarten
April is a busy month in
Kindergarten. As a part of our
enrichment program, Central
Elementary Kindergarteners and
Teachers will engage in a num-'
ber of enrichment activities. On
.April 7, 2006 our students and
teachers went to Okee-Tantie
Park for our annual Easter-Egg
Hunt.
: There will be no school for
students and staff on April 14 as
our school will be celebrating
I ."Good Friday".
Kindergarten Round-up
begins Monday, April 17. Central
Elementary School will be host
,to our annual Kindergarten
Round-up for all students locat-
ed in our school zone.
To round out our month of
enriching "excitement, all
Kindergarten classes will be
going on a field trip to the Chil-
'dren's Museum in Sebring on
the following days: Tuesday,
April 18 Mrs. Jones and Mr.
Weigand, Thursday, April 20 -
'Mrs. Fulleda, Mrs. Nipper, and
' Mrs. Jennings, and on Friday,
SApril 21 Mrs. Tillis and Mrs.
Guerette's classes.
WOW, what a month of
excitement!

Third grade
Mrs. Greseth's Reading group'
just finished a unit with the
book, 'The Candy Corn Contest.'
:They had a great time reading
'the book and doing some activi-
ties with the story. They made
S some really creative tri-o-ramas.*
iMrs. Greseth's Math class is fin-
ishing up time and elapsed
time. We will then start working
' again on multiplication and
division. Congratulations to our
Students of the Week, Colton
Stokes and David Tinsley. Way
S to go!
Ms. Enfinger's class received
a chapter book from the Florida


Division of Emergency Manage-
ment. They read the book to
help them learn how to protect
themselves in severe weather.
Students found the book enjoy-
able. Students also are reading
about money. They are excited
about starting a new unit on the
Solar System. Ms. Enfinger
recently attended a workshop
sponsored by NASA and has a
lot of good information for these
third graders. In math, students
are trying to increase their speed
in answering multiplication
problems. They are also work-
ing on word problems that will
help them throughout their life-
time. Congratulations to Destiny
Fonseca and Enrigue Santillian,
our Students of the Week. The
public library will let you check
out up to 20 books for two
weeks, if you have a library card.
Don't forget to read!
In Miss Mateo's reading class,
we are reading our story about
cowboys. We worked on our
Easter magnets. We are working
hard earning our AR points. We
will start working on our "bare"
books soon so be on the look
out for those. Congratulations to
all third graders that earned
awards during the award show
this week. Congratulations to
Fernando, Sierra and CW for
earning 100 steps in 100 book
challenge.
As the final weeks of the


school year tick away, Mr.
Bayer's class is hard at work in
all subject areas. In reading we
are finishing up reading "How to
Eat Fried .Worms" and have
been taking chapter tests after
each selected reading. We are
also in the process of covering
some grammar activities includ-
ing abbreviations, subject, pred-
icate, and identifying sentences.
Just a reminder that all students
who receive 10 A.R. points from
March 13 through April 27 will
be invited to attend a field trip to
the Golden Corral, 'so get read-
ing! In math we are hard at work
on elapsed time. This tricky sub-
ject deals with a.m., p.m., quar-
ter and half hours. As always it is
very important to work on your
child's times tables every night
as we will be having more
quizzes on this subject. Thank
you for all your support this year
and my door is always open.
Have a great week!
Miss Lopez's and Mrs. Del-
Prete's Students of the Week are
Elizabeth Solorzano, Francisco
Bucio, Destany Aragon, and Har-
lie Maggard. We are reading
Ramona Quimby, Age 8. In
math, we are learning how to.
simplify fractions.

Fifth grade
The students in Mrs. Carpen-
ter's class are continuing to
work hard. We are wrapping up
theme five in reading and begin-
ning our last unit in reading.
Social Studies had us discover-
ing the frontier with Daniel
Boone as we have completed
writing the Constitution. Did you
know the states sent Congress
189 amendments they wanted
to the original Constitution? Of
course, they didn't get all of
them. They agreed upon only 10
that became our Bill of Rights.
Do you know the name of the
man who fought the hardest for


those rights? George Mason was
one of only three who refused to
sign the Constitution until a bill
of rights was added. Congratula-
tions to these wonderful read-
ers: Adel E., Dustin H., Raylee
H., Devin H., Darby J., Destiney
M., Ami N., Chelsey P., Hunter P.,
Kylie S., Brooke S., Caitlyn' S.,
Jadie U., Vanessa W., Chantill
M., Elisabeth G., Frank A., Lil-
iana F., Sarai G., Brett P., Diego
R., Marilu R., Katie V., Mercedes
W., and Zachary W. They all
earned their AR goal for the third
grading period and will be going
to the park for a pizza party.
Congratulations to Adel Elhindi,
in Mrs. Steiert's homeroom.
Adel has earned 361 points this
school year and is the highest
point earner in reading. He
actually has the most points in
the whole school. Way to go!
Sarai Gomez has earned the
most points in Mrs. Carpen-
ter's homeroom by earning
122 this school year. \Vha a
great year these students are
having!
Students in Ms. White's Read-
ing class have just completed
the novel "Holes", by Louis
Sachar. We are writing our
speeches for the Tropicana
Speech Contest. We are learning
about the Industrial Revolution
and how those inventions have
improved in this century. We've
completed the D.A.R.E. Pro-
gram and had a great time at the
graduation. Congratulations to
Samantha Norris for winning
the speech contest for the entire
County. Congratulations to Vic-
tor Pineda and Don Dielrich for
being selected Students of the
Week!
* Ms. Stough's class has been
'doing double digit mrultiplica-
tion and division for Math. We
will be going back to review-
fractions. For Science we are
studying light and its properties.
We have also picked a topic for


the Science Fair in May. Students
will all do a Science Fair project'
to submit and be judged. We
had a fantastic time at the STARS
graduation. Congratulations to
the winners, Thania Liberato,
Samantha Norris, and Amber.
Tomb. The Student of the Week
is Diana Gaona. Our leader in AR
points -is.Forrestt Petty with 253
points. Way to Go!
Mrs. Steiert is so proud of all
her homeroom students! Every-
one earned an award at the
awards program for the third
nine weeks. WOW! What an
outstanding group of students!
Mrs. Steiert's Science classes
have chosen their topics for
Central's Science Fair this year.
Mrs. Steiert has been impressed


by some of the creative ideas
she has seen her students come
up with for their topic. Mrs.
Steiert's class also has some
new members. They are painted
lady butterflies. They just
entered the chrysalis stage in
their development. One of Mrs.
Steiert's Science classes was
able to witness one caterpillar in
the process of creating its
chrysalis. In another 7 to 10
days, the students will be able to
observe and then release their
butterflies. Hopefully, the butter-
flies will emerge during a school
day so the students can observe
the metamorphosis. What a
great way to celebrate Spring!
Mrs. Steiert's Student of the
Week has been David Coleman.
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ONE FLAG: This is in response to the article on April 8 about all of
the students protesting the illegal immigrants, and all the flags that the
different people were carrying. If they want to be citizens of the United
States, they need to carry the American flag. If they are over here for
the free food, free medical care and the free hospital care, they need to
put all the other flags down and carry only the American flag. We have
enough people toting different types of flags. There is no such thing as
an African American, Italian American, Mexican American or whatev-
er. You are either an American or your not no matter what race,
creed or color.

IMMIGRATION: When. an American sneaks into Mexico, it's a
felony. When an illegal immigrant sneaks into America, he or she
expects amnesty. Wake up America, illegal immigration is costing too
much. Senator John McCain of Arizona offered to pay $50 an hour to
anyone willing to pick lettuce in Yuma, Ariz., for the whole season.
Everyone I know wants the job! Illegal immigrants do not take jobs
that Americans don't want. Illegal immigrants cause the prevailing
wage to be less than American workers can afford to accept. If all ille-
gal immigrants were immediately forced to go back to their country of
origin, then American employers would be forced to pay American
workers a livable wage. Illegal immigration hurts American workers.

IMPEACHMENT: I cannot figure out why the president cannot be
impeached he is starting a plan to bomb Iran. They tried to impeach
the former president, and he was not bothering you or me he just
had women problems.

SMOKING: I was wondering if smoking was going to be banned at
outdoor events such as the sports complex. All these parents do is
stand around and smoke around these little children, while these kids
are playing sports. Is there any ban instituted in Okeechobee for these
types of events? (Editor's Note: We spoke with county officials and
were told that they've talked about it but nothing has been done at
this point. The county is watching how other areas are handling this
situation at similar venues. Smoking is not allowed inside the
enclosed swimming pool area at the sports complex, but to date
smoking has not been banned around the non-enclosed areas at the
complex.)

RED CROSS SALARY: In reference to yesterday's article about the
Red Cross, and all of the corruption going on: five years ago when Eliz-
abeth Dole who wanted to be appointed to a federal job by President
Bush she was making $400,000 a year as the director of the Red Cross.
I would like to know how much the director of the Red Cross is mak-
ing right now? (Editor's Note: According to a March 4,2006, Washing-
ton Post article, when the director of the American Red Cross, Marsha
I. Evans, was ousted she received a $780,000 severance package.
From what we could find, Evans was paid a yearly salary of $651,957
prior to her leaving the Red Cross.)

INSURANCE: How can Citizens insurance be in such a financial
trouble when they have had .two years of claims and 20 years of no
claims to speak of, sounds like a rip-off. Or, is it mismanagement?

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Community Events

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.

Pentecostal church hosting revival
Haven.of Rest Pentecostal Church, 180 N.W. Third Avenue, is
hosting a revival with Jerry Cottrell from West Virginia. Services
will begin at 7 p.m. April 13 through 15. On Sunday, April 16, he
will speak at the 10 a.m. service. For information call Tammy
Gibson, at (863) 634-5757, or Pastor Tom Velie at (863) 357-
3053.

Church plans Good Friday program
New St. Stephen A.M.E. Church, 1001 N.E. 16th Ave., is host-
ing a Good Fiiday program on April 14 at 7 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 447-2563.





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Guest Commentary


Help the Kiwanis continue traditions


By Maureen Burroughs
Hurricane Wilma has changed
a 35-year-old tradition in Okee-
chobee. For the past 35 years, the
Kiwanis Club has sponsored an
Easter morning pancake break-
fast at the old Teen Town location.
Since Hurricane Wilma changed
the roof of that building, the
breakfast had to be moved.
So starting a new tradition in
2006, the breakfast will be served
at the Freshman Campus cafeteria
at the corner of S.W Sixth Street,
behind the Golden Corral. Break-


fast is served from 7 until 10:30
a.m. and will consist of pancakes,
fresh homemade sausage donat-
ed from Larson Dairies, fresh
squeezed orange juice donated
from Hazellief Groves, and coffee.
A donation of $5 lets you eat all
you want. Take out is also avail-
able. The Kiwanis members cook
and serve you.
The Kiwanis International
motto is "Serving the children of
the world." The local Kiwanis
chapter has done a remarkable
job for the children of Okee-


Community Events

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the
facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church of Our 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred, Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-1191.

Thursday
Farmer's Market every Thursday from 4 until 7:30 p.m. in Flagler
Park. For information, call (863) 357-MAIN; (863) 763-2225; or, (863) 697-
3110.
Diabetes Support Group meets at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria at Rauler-
son Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N. For information, contact Wanda Haas at
(863) 763-5093.
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (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 a.m. at the Community Center located at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fellow-
ship 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 Thursdays.
Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the next
camping site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
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. Second
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 rela-
tionships. 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.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thurs-
day at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome.
The group Is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for
caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meet-
ings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863)
467-2321.
Lake Okeechobee Alrboat Association will meet at the home of
Diane and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St., at 7 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-7954.


chobee. The Kiwanis Club gives a
scholarship every year, sponsors
the Grad Night Party for the gradu-
ating class, hosts a Christmas
party for the EYDC children, spon-
sors weekly Terrific' Kids pro-
grams in elementary schools,
donates to the Real Life Children's
Ranch for school supplies, spon-
sors Santa in the Park, donates to
the Reading is Fundamental pro-
gram, sponsors the Key Club at
OHS and sponsors the Builder's
Clubs at Yearling and Osceola
Middle schools.


The success of the Kiwanis
programs is a result of volunteers
from the club donating a signifi-
cant amount of time, as well as
monetary donations from the
community.
Kiwanis only has two major
fundraisers a year the Easter
Pancake Breakfast and the Radio
Auction in December. Please help
the club continue their traditions
here in Okeechobee.
If you have any questions,
please call Maureen at (863) 763-
2225.


Community Events

Holiness church plans revival
New Life Holiness Church in Basinger, 17025 N.W. 190th Road,
will host a revival April 12-14 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.

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 \\ednesday, 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 presenting
performances of their Easter production "Hiding Eggs" at different
churches in the community. The schedule for these performances
is: Wednesday, April 12, The Gathering, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., 7:30
p.m.; and Thursday, April 13, Grace Christian Chapel, 701 S. Par-
rott Ave., matinee at 8 a.m. and evening performance at 7 p.m. For
information, contact the Grace Christian School at (863) 763-
0841.

Sheriff, detective to address Chamber
An Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce membership
meeting will be held April 12 at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700
S. Parrott Ave., beginning at noon. The guest speakers will be
Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May and Detective Brad Stark.
They will be speaking about gangs and gang-related activity in
Okeechobee. For information, contact the Chamber of Com-
merce at (863) 763-6464.

Advisory/provider group to meet
The Okeechobee County advisory and provider meeting will
be held Wednesday, April 12, at 12:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee
County Health Department, 1728 N.W Ninth Ave.

Healthy Start board to meet
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will
meet Wednesday, April 12, at 11:30 a.m. at the New Endeavors
School building, 575 S.W. 28th St. For information, contact Kay
Begin at (863) 467-5877.

CSC meeting slated
The Children's Services Council will meet Thursday, April 13, at
5 p.m. in the conference room at the Okeechobee County School
Board Office, 700 S.W. Second St. Gene Woods of the Okee-
chobee County Board of County Commissioners is a member of
the council and will be participating in the meeting.

Church hosting special presentation
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. will be
presenting "The Living Lord's Supper" on 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
Community Center at the corner of Fifth and Main in Palmdale at 7
p.m. There will be food, fellowship and gospel. For information,
call Denna at (863) 612-0640.

Diabetes support group to meet
The Raulerson Hospital diabetes support group will meet
Thursday, April 13, at 2 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria at 1796 U.S.
441 N. This is a free community service. For information, call
Wanda Haas RN, CDE, CPT at (863) 763-5093.


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Athlete of the Month for February.
Bush is a four-year letterman
with the Okeechobee High
School wrestling team. He began
wrestling With the Okeechobee
Wrestling Club two years before
he joined the high school squad.
Bush was selected to receive
this honor after winning the dis-
trict championship, taking the


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tition and qualifying to wrestle in
the state championships in Lake-
land.
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The senior grappler is also a
star student with a 3.0 grade point
average. Following high school,
Bush would like to become a fire-
fighter.
He is the son of Scott Bush, Sr.


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their daughter, Francine Falken-
berg to Mark Corwin of Okee-
chobee.


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Hannah Carter and Andrew Keith


Carter and Keith
Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Carter of
Cordele, Ga., announce the
engagement and forthcoming
marriage of their daughter, Han-
nah Elizabeth Carter to Andrew
Tomas Keith, son of Dr. and Mrs.
John Keith of Okeechobee.
The bride-elect is the grand-
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John
Hill Harris, Mrs. M.F. Carter, Jr.,
and the late Mr. Carter, all of
Cordele, Ga.
She is a 2001 honor graduate
of Crisp Country High School
and received her bachelor of arts
degree, summa cum laude, in
religion/philosophy and Spanish
from Shorter College in Rome,
Ga. She is currently employed at
Excel Christian Academy in


The prospective groom is the
son of Ruthie Corwin of Okee-
chobee.
The wedding is planned for
Feb.25,2007.
The bride-to-be is an Okee-
chobee High School graduate and
is employed at Action Well
Drilling, Inc. The groom is self-
employed at Action Well Drilling.


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middle grades Spanish and reli-
gion teacher.
The future groom is the
grandson of John A. Keith, and
the late Mrs. Keith of Corbin, Ky.,
and the late Mr. and Mrs. James
Hubbard of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Drew Keith is a graduate of
Okeechobee High School and
received his bachelor of science
degree in animal science from
the University of Tennessee. He
is employed with Cobb-Vantress
Inc., a division of Tyson in
Hartwell, Ga.
The wedding is planned for 2
p.m., Saturday, June 3, 2006, at
the First Baptist Church of
Cordele, Ga. All friends and rela-
tives are invited to attend.


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their daughter, Jamie Joanne
Womble to Luke Thomas
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The prospective groom is the
son of Thomas and Barbara
Knickerbocker of Arcadia.
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The bride-to-be- attended
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riage on March 17,2006. The bride
is the daughter of Steve and Shelly
Arnold of Okeechobee, and the
groom is the son of Jim and Diane
Henson of Lavonia, Ga.
The candlelight wedding cere-
mony was held in the beautiful
Chapel in the Glen in Gatlinburg,
Tenn.
The bride wore a white pearl
and sequined strapless gown and
carried a bouquet of cream and
white calla lilies and roses with flo-
ral sprays of turquoise. She wore
her hair up with a rhinestone tiara.
The groom wore a black tomb-
stone style tux jacket, black slacks,
a white shirt and a turquoise vest.
Their 2 year-old daughter, Car-
leigh wore a white ankle length
dress with a sheer white embroi-
dered overlay and a sheer turquoise
bow at the empire waist. She car-
ried a basket of flowers matching
her mother's bouquet.
Afterward, the family. and
friends gathered for a dinner recep-
tion.
Their honeymoon was spent
taking in the sights and attractions
in and around the Gatlinburg area.


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employed with the family business,
Henson's Stone Work.
The couple would like to extend
their thanks to all those who attend-
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any way with the wedding and
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, April 12,2006


Submitted lo Okeechobee News
Mr. and Mrs. Lee were married on March 20, 1946.


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Free-falling
Local resident, John Murphy celebrated his 75th birthday
on March 2, in a somewhat unconventional manner. Mr.
Murphy took a tandem jump from 13,000 feet. He said
that his children paid for the jump as a gift, stating that
he always wanted to 'do something like this.' He said the
parachute was not set to open until he approached 5,000
feet, leaving him "free-falling' for 7,000 feet clad in sum-
mer clothing.


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Mr. and Mrs. Lee celebrate 60 years together.


Couple celebrates
60th anniversary
Charles'and Ruth Lee of Okee-
chobee celebrated their 60th
anniversary on March 25, 2006.
They, were married on March 20,
S194, in Dothar, Ala.
Their children are: Carolyn R.
Mickley of Jupiter, Johnny C. Lee


of Panama City, Cheryl A. Sutton of
Okeechobee and Terri R. Carpen-
ter of Tallahassee. They have seven
grandchildren and nine great-
grandchildren.
A celebration in their honor was
held March 25. The event was host-
ed by their children, grandchildren
and great-grandchildren, with 32
family members attending.


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Hayle Padgett was crowned America's Cover Miss for the
2 and 3 year-old division. Hayle was also awarded most
beautiful and best fashion. Hayle is the daughter of Shan-
non McAlhany and Christopher Padgett.


UDbmiTneo 10 UKBehunooue INeWS
Congressman tours hospital
On March 23, Congressman Mark Foley accompanied
Robert Lee, CEO of Raulerson Hospital on a tour of the
hospital. Following the tour, Congressman Mark Foley
addressed the hospital staff on many Issues Including
changes to the Medicare program,' low Income pool
(LIP) funding distribution, Immigration legislation.
presently. In the forefront, and -the ever Increasing
problems, related to healthcare, needs of the unin-
sured.


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Thank you for
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Martha's House would like to
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also pay the shipping. From Sep-
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2006, we have received $437.25
for the phones, with two boxes
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ciate our community helping us
out. Please continue to bring you
old cell phones to our office,
which is now located at 103 N.W
5th Street (next to Medicine
Shoppe).
Thankyou
I would like to say "thank you"
to a wonderful woman who
came to our aid when our van
was involved in an accident,
March 17, in the U-Save parking
lot. I only know her first name,
Blaria, (spelling may be wrong). It
was so kind of her to offer to take
me to the KOA campground so I
could contact someone to pick us
up in the parking lot. She owns a
horse farm in the area. We are
grateful for her help.
Thank you, Mr, and Mrs, Brian
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8 LIFESTYLES


GHCC's



IS toay .

"PAHOKEE Last year the staff
and residents at Glades Health Care
Center (GHCC) in Pahokee invited-
their friends and neighbors to join
them for a delicious and fun after-
noon, and now they are doing it
again.
The second annual GHCC cake
walk will be held Wednesday, April
12, from 2 until 4 p.m.. Last year,
over $1, 00 was raised and GHCC
officials hope to raise even more
money this year.
As a non-profit organization,
what GHCC lacks in money they
Submitted to Okeechobee News make up with heart. The commit-
imerit to excellence in providing
Red Hat Society loving care and a nice place for res-
e a t. y t l r idents continue.
The Unruly Udderly Unique chapter of the Red Hat Society attended the Impersonations This year, GHCC is trying to
of the Stars, Friday, March 31, at the KOA. Seated in the front, Hazel Herbert, Ida Bran- raise funds to continue renovations
denburg, and Wilma Goudy; and, back row, Joan Wilcox, Denise White, Anne Hurst, Per- to the facility. They are asking for
former Daniel, Jean Cotterman, Joan Barlow, performer Sonya (as Tina: Turner) and communitysupportinthisventure.
Betty Head Private sponsorship of resident
Betty ea. room remodeling, furnishing, etc.
would be greatly appreciated as
well. In past years, the GHCC staff
raised money for other non-profit
organizations, but this year they
decided to do something for the
5 people they work with, work for
and love. They are also continuing
V" their own fundraising efforts for
GHCC residents.
pt The GHCC staff invites everyone
X to come and participate in the cake
'walk, silent auction and more. The
_7 r -cakewalk is $3 perwalk.
!.Q' 'The event will be followed by a
4,- family council meeting that is open
S .to family members of GHCC resi-
i '"The people who live here at
Glades Health Care are our grand-
f L6M q parents, parents, neighbors, teach-
--- =----ers and friends," said Drew
--~.,... Shimkus, director of therapeutic
Submitted to Okeechobee News recreation at GHCC. "So, many of
S r our staff members know the resi-
Foundation receives donation dents they work with from their
own childhoods. We are proud of
Waste Management community outreach representative Jenny Stewart presents a $500 the therapeutic relationship our
donation to Okeechobee Educational Foundation board members Kelly Owens, Dr. Patri- staff members have with the family
cia Cooper and Paul Mitchell. The donation will help pay for the annual Teacher of the members of our residents here at
Year Banquet. All Okeechobee County teachers are invited to this special event where Glades Health Care Center."
they are thanked for their service. The banquet is not funded through taxpayer dollars, GHCC is located at 230 S.
so it is donations like this that help make it possible. The 2006 banquet will take place Barfield Highway in Pahokee.
Saturday evening, May 13, at 7 p.m., at the KOA Convention Center. For information, contact Drew
Shimkus at (561) 924-5561.


Treasure Coast youth symphony in concert at IRCC


Community Events

Disaster training class planned
A disaster training class will be held Thursday, April 20, at the Amer-
ican Red Cross, 323 North Parrott Ave., from 6 until 9 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2488.
Businesswomen's group will meet
The Okeechobee Businesswomen's Networking Group will meet
Friday, April 21, at 11:30 at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441
S.E. Bring a business associate, giveaway items, flyers and brochures.
For information, call Robin at 763-4878; or, visit their website at
www.okeebwn.com.
Juvenile Justice Council will meet
The Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council will conduct their
monthly meeting Friday, April 21, at noon in the meeting room at Beef
O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to
enhance prevention and intervention of at-risk youth in Okeechobee
County. For information, call Pat Connor at (863) 763-3536.
DuPuis hosting Earth Day celebration
Celebrate Earth Day this year at DuPuis Management Area on Satur-
day, April 22. from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rick
Householder, senior geographer from the South Florida Water Man-
agement District (SFWMD). He will give a simple lesson on how to use
your GPS. A treasure hunt will follow his presentation. so bring your
own GPS to play. Enjoy live native wildlife presentations by the Trea-
sure Coast Wildlife Center. You'll also be able to learn all about the
bald eagles at DuPuis through presentation and video with Dr. Dale
Hipson of the Audubon's Eagle Watch Program. Food, snacks and
drinks will be available to purchase through the Boy Scouts, oryou 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 H\y.) junction, and 3 miles east of Port
Mayaca. Enter at the Visitors Center, Gate #5.
Adult CPR class is scheduled
An adult CPR class will be held at the Am-erican 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.


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FORT PIERCE The Treasure
Coast Youth Symphony, under the
direction of Dr. John W. Enyart,
will be in concert at the Indian
River Community College
McAlpin Fine Arts Center on Mon-
day, April 17, at 8 p.m.
This ensemble of talented
instrumentalists from area


schools will present a variety of
orchestral selections from Bach to
Beethoven, to contemporary pop
classics, including Prokbfieff's
entertaining masterpiece 'Peter
and the Wolf.'
The Treasure Coast Youth
Symphony provides young musi-
cianrs with orchestral experiences


designed to nurture their talent,
broaden their skills and instill the
professionalism and discipline
necessary for a career in music.
Tickets are $4 and may be pur-
chased through the IRCC box
office at the McAlpin Fine Arts
Center on Monday through Friday,
from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., or by


telephone with VISA, American
Express, Discover, or MasterCard.
The IRCC McAlpin Fine Arts
Center is located on the main
campus at 3209 Virginia Ave. in
Fort Pierce.
For information, call the IRCC
box office at 462-4750 or toll-free
at 1-866-400-7529 (PLAY).


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Community Events


Collaborative council will meet
The Community Collaborative Council will meet Tuesday, April
25, at 10 a.m. in the boardroom of the Okeechobee County School
Board at 700 S.\\. Second Avenue.

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 Leaining 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.

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
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Caterpillars pose risk to livestock -


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent;
While not a common critter
found in this area, the Eastern
Tent Caterpillar occasionally is
found on some Florida trees. They
can thrive on several kinds of
deciduous trees, but are especial-
ly fond of.wild cherry, an infre-
quent weedy tree seen on road-
sides and, along pasture
fencerows
What is noticed is a clump of
webbing in the tree limbs that is
filled with masses of caterpillars.'
In landscapes, this means that
leaves will be eaten, and the area
below the tree will be "rewarded"
with lots of waste pellets from
their hungry habits. But that's not
all.
Recent research from UF/IFAS
Animal scientists gives us another
reason to be on the lookout for
these critters: mares that eat these.
caterpillars may lose their foals.
Information for this column
comes from Extension Horse Spe-
cialist Dr. Saundra TenBroeck and
Extension agents Mike Sweat and
Rebecca Jordi

The eastern
tent caterpillar
Eastern Tent caterpillars (Mala-
cosoma amercanum) can be.
found in many deciduous trees,
but they seem to prefer wild cher-
ry, apple and crabapple. Other
trees know to support this fea-
tured creature include several
Rose family relatives that are tem-
perate fruit trees: cherry, peach,
pear, and plum. Other plants
known to host tent caterpillars
include the hawthorn, maple,
oak, beech and poplar, especially
it found growing next to the pre-
ferred host plants.
Adult moths lay eggs in webs
'hat are found in the crotch of tree
limbs. The eggs hatch in spring,
and then begin their feeding fren-
zy These caterpillars do not feed


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within their webs, but congregate
there during the night and in rainy
weather.
The Eastern tent caterpillar lar-
vae are covered with long, soft,
light-brown hairs. There is a white
stripe bordered with reddish
brow n down the back; along
each side is a row ol oval blue
spots. and brown-and yellowv
lines.
The caterpillars become fully
grown about inches long in
four to sLx weeks. They feed in the
trees and as they develop, they
drop off As they crawl around on
the ground, they can also cheW
up grass, clover and dther vegeta-
tion. They are known to travel as
much as several hundred feet,
crawling and feeding on the
ground for about two days before
climbing a tree or post and pupat-
ing.
Each spins a \vhite cocoon,
and in about three weeks, it
emerges as a light-reddish brown
moth. Adults seek a mate and
continue their circle of life. There
is only one generation each year,
with about nine months spent in.
the egg stage. .
Caterpillars canbe active for
several weeks. The specific
month depends on geographic
location. March seems to be the
month for Alachua County; north
Florida counties will see caterpil-
lars in April. More northern states
will experience these crawling
critters at later times of the spring
and early summer.

Caterpillars may
cause abortions
The ground crawling phase of
tent caterpillar's development is
the one that can pose a danger to


Creating a wildlife sanctuary in your yard


By Ed Ayen, Florida Yards &
Neighborhood
This is another in a series of
articles written about the new
area urban conservation irbgraim
called. Florida ards-, .NeighTor-
hoods. Florida has thRn' 1'most
diverse vvildlife population of any
state; especially here in the south
central area But rapidly growing
urban development is destroying
native wildlife habitat. Your Flori-
da-Friendly yard can provide habi-
tat for displaced wildlife. As you
create a new landscape or
improve your existing one, add a
few features for wildlife, and you
will bring your yard to life with
birds, butterflies and beneficial
insects. Food, water and cover
attract wildlife, but you also need
to maintain your .yard so the
impact it has on the environment
is minimal
To lure wildlife to your yard


provide food in the form of plants
that bear seed, fruit foliage or
flowers that you are willing to.
have eaten by birds, butterflies
and'caterpillars.
; Running water or-a birdbath
will also attract- wildlife to. your
yard. Be sure to empty and clean
-your birdbath every few days to
prevent mosquito breeding and
bacterial contamination.
To attract birds, design planted
areas that include a tree canopy,
with shrubs, grasses and flowers
underneath. To help draw birds,
allow the grasses and flowers to
go to seed on occasion. If allowed
and not a hazard, leave dead trees
in place. Many birds use snags for
perching,. nesting and feeding
Butterflies require both lar\al
and nectar plants to live in your
yard. To acquire a complete list of
suitable plants contact the Master
Gardener office at your local
county extension office. Remern-
ber to manage your pets. If you


permit pets to harass wildlife, you
will only frustrate any effort you
make toward attracting wildlife.
Apply insecticides responsibly
Each time you apply an insecti-
cide to youriyard, you reduce
insect population, which form an
important food soui,,. ', birds
You also m'ay be killing butter,,i;s
and their larvae. Reduce the
mowed lawn areas around your
house. By trading turf for diverse
plant species you will create shel-
ter and food for many animal
species.
For. more information on
wildlife in Florida and help in cre-
ating a wild-life friendly land-
scape, visit the Florida Wildlife
Extension website-
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horses which may inadvertently
consume them. It is believed that
Mare Reproductive Loss Syn-
drome (MRLS)' is caused by hors-
es that eat Easterq Tent caterpil-
lars. Within 2 10 days of
consuming the caterpillars, preg-
nant mares, may abort, or their
foals may be born weak and sep-
tic. (Note .to horse owners and
vets: other possible clinical signs
may include uveitis, pericarditis,
oral ulceration and laminitis.)..
The University of Florida's Col-
lege of Veferinary Medicine has
confirmed one case of MRLS and
has two other suspect cases. All
occurred in Alachua County this.
spring, the first time this affliction
has been reported in this state In
2002, Kentucky lost one-third of,
its foal crop, a loss valued at more
than $300 million dollars. Dana
Zimmel, IFAS Extension Equine
. Veterinarian strongly recom-.
mends that all abortions and foal
deaths occurring during periods
of caterpillar activity should
receive a post-mortem evalua-
tion.

Managing tent
caterpillars
While tent caterpillars can
nearly defoliate a tree when
numerous, the tree will usually
recover and put out a ne\\ crop of
leaves. In the landscape, howev-
er, nests can become an eyesore,
particularly when exposed by
excessive defoliation. The silken
nests are built in the crotches of
limbs and can become quite"
Large. '
Removal and destruction of
the egg masses from ornamentals,
and fruit trees during winter great-.
ly reduces the problem next
spring. In the early spring, small
tents can be removed and
destroyed by hand. Larger tents
may be pruned out and destroyed
or removed by winding the nest
upon the end of a stick.:
There are several pesticides


that can be used against tent
caterpillars depending upon the
sites to be treated. As always, the
label is the law. The use of. the
bacterial-based "B.t." (Bacillus
thuringiensis) insecticides are
encouraged, as they are less likely
to cause injury to -nio-tdi .-l
organisms. Be aware that some
products that are labeled for one
kind of site (e.g. around the home
landscape) may not be labeled for
use around livestock (e.g. horse
pastures I.

Beware of new
cherry leaves
Members of the Apple and
Cherr\-tree family\ also have
another black mark -- xhen the
leaves are young they often con-
tain a high concentration of cer-
tain toxins (glycosides) that when
digested, produces a cyanide
compound. When livestock eat
enough of this kind of foliage, the
animal's blood has a, reduced
ability to hold oxygen, which may
lead to suffocation and death.
There are other plants and other
times of the year that can harbor
this danger- check with you lih e-
stock professional or our office if
you need more information.
., Bottom Line: horse owners
should remove any Wild Cherries
from around their pastures. be on
the lookout for these hair\ cater-
pillars, be read\ to nmic e li\-sto.k
from infested aieas, and prepare
to use labeled insecticides it the
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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 donation. The menu will consist
of pancakes, homemade sausage patties, fresh squeezed orange juice
and coffee. For information, call Maureen Burroughs at (863) 763-
2225.
Church plans Easter sunrise service
The First United Methodist Church will hold Easter sunrise services
at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 16, on the banks of Lake Okeechobee.
Seating will be limited, so please bring a chair. The offering will be
given to Big Lake Missions to help them raise funds to replace one of
their vehicles.
Free tax counseling service offered
AARP-Taxaide will be available each Monday and Tuesday begin-
ning through April 17 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the American Legion
Post #62, 501 S.E. Second St. This service is a free, volunteer run, tax
counseling preparation service that can answer most of the tax issues
faced by middle to low income taxpayers, with special attention to
taxpayers 60 years old or older. Please bring last year's tax return, all-
W-2s, 1099s, interest, dividend, broker and Social Security statements
for 2005. Picture ID, Social Security card and birth dates are required
for everyone that is to be listed on the return. A blank check for direct
deposit of refund is also required. AARP-Taxaide does not do state
income tax returns. For information, call Neile Foreman, district coor-
dinator, 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 Uni-
versity of Florida/IFAS Indian River Research and Education Center
(IRREC) at 2199 South Rock Road in Fort Pierce. The event is being
held because IRREC has launched a new bachelor's degree program
in environmental management and enrollment is increasing greatly.
For information, contact Kim Wilson by calling (772) 468-3922, ext.
126; or, by e-mail at kswilson@ifas.ufl.edu.
Learning coalition plans interviews
The Early Learning Coalition executive committee, 2415 S. 29th St.,
Fort Pierce, will hold interviews for a new executive director on
Wednesday, April 19, and Friday, April 21, from 3 until 9 p.m.
IRCChosting job fair,
The Indian River Community College (IRCC) will host their 10th
annual job fair on Thursday, April 20, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at their
main campus at 3209 Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce. For information, con-
tact Susan Bradley at (772) 462-7468; or, 1-866-866-4722, ext. 7468.


Disaster training class planned
A disaster training class will be held Thursday, April 20, at the Amer-
ican Red Cross, 323 North Parrott Ave., from 6 until 9 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2488.
Businesswomen's group will meet
The Okeechobee Businesswomen's Networking Group will meet Fri-
day, April 21, at 11:30 at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E.
Bring a business associate, giveaway items, flyers and brochures. For
information, call Robin at 763-4878; or, visit their website at www.okeeb-
wn.com.
Juvenile Justice Council will meet
The Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council will conduct their monthly
meeting Friday, April 21, at noon in the meeting room at Beef O'Brady's,
608 S. Parrott Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to enhance prevention
and intervention of at-risk youth in Okeechobee County. For information,
call Pat Connor at (863) 763-3536.
DuPuis hosting Earth Day celebration
Celebrate Earth Day this year at DuPuis Management Area on Saturday,
April 22, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rick House-
holder, senior geographer from the South Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (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 Cen-
ter. 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.
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.
Collaborative council will meet
The Community Collaborative Council will meet Tuesday, April 25,
at 10 a.m..in the boardroom of the Okeechobee County School Board
at 700 S.W. Second Avenue.


Chamber Coffee Klatch slated
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold their
monthly Coffee Klatch on Thursday, April 20, at the Eckerd Family
Youth Alternatives, Inc., facility at 7200 U.S. 441 N. This morning social
will begin at 8 a.m. For information, contact the Chamber of Com-
merce at (863) 763-6464.
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Family Sports Pubs
Established in 1985

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Location:
608 S. Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee

Phone:
(863) 763-7300

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Craig Raulerson
702 SE 9th Avenue
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1910 S. Parrott Avenue
863-763-3333


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3725 S.E. Federal Hwy.
Stuart, FL
TOLL FREE
1-866-206-1776


Living Word,
of Faith
1902 S.Parrott Ave.
863-763-6869
Phone & Fax
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Gospel Church
www.livingwordoffaith-okeechobee.com


NEAL S. LONG
BUILDING, MECHANICAL,
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
.JBC125170
.d MC1249343
CFC058088
Commercial/Residential A/C
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New Homes, Additions
863-357-3313
Toll Free: 877-511-0624



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Applications Available at
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for information.


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Okeechobee, FL 34972
863-467-6399
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1-888-784-6724
Workers' Compensation Personal Injury
Social Securit) Disability Wrongful Death
Palm City Forn Pierce
Port St. Lucie
West Palm, Beach Boca Raton


MA:aI ULeAi,
Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
"Dirt & Stains Disappear"
Edward R. Jones, Owner a Est. 1991
467-1809
Cell: 610-0756
Lic. # 2178



"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old Inspired hymns.
We still preach the old Infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 98* St. Okeechobee, 34972
(P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584
Home: (863) 763-7165


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863-357-2368
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CO. INC*
Air Conditioning &
Refrigeration
Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years!


208 SW 5" Ave. Okeechobee
863-763-6742
CAC042747 CAC014022 CAC0657129


Don's
Appliance, inc.
"Showroom Full
Of Major Brands"
REPAIR ALL BRANDS
763-2220
317 WS Park Street
Don & Linda Weir


GLENN J.
SNEIDER, LLC
Criminal Law
Family &-iJvil t-aw
200 S.W. OStfiet
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863) 467-6570


BRIGHTON
Rt. 6, Box 611
Okeechobee, FL 34974





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'Fo aow cleTandin neecdl
CaVcLor afiweetnat
Licensed References Available
Cynthia Thurston
863.697.2465
License #8374




MIDFLORIID
2105 S. Parrott Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
Stop by today!
Or call 467-FREE
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BAG BULK LIQUID PET
"Meeting all your
large and small animal
nutrition needs."
1579 Hwy. 70 East
Okeechobee, FL
Nutrena (863) 763-2123
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* Trash Hauling Mowing
* Ponds Loader
* Pads Bobcat
* Clearing Tractor
Robert Stafford
(863) 357-2274
License #7720



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Procraft of South Florida
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Newman Air
Conditioning, Inc.
FAST, RELIABLE SERVICE
"Serving the Okeechobee Area Since 1972"
* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
* Mobile Home Air Conditioning
Specialist
202 N.E. 2nd Street
(behind Eckerds)
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OKEECHOBEE
3290 Hwy. 441 South
467-1200
Hours: Sun. 11AM-r4PM
Mon.. Sat. 9AM 6PM
Owned & Operated by:
Carlos & Maria Bahamonii o3045)


Anthony T. Young
Attorney
215 SW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-824-OLAW
General Practice
Real Estate Probate
Family Wills
37 Years Experience
Call Today for bYour Consultation


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COMMUNICATIONS

Sprint :
Toater ti NEXTEL
1tra & MIA gatFIS
1418 S. Parrott Avenue
863-763-6115


Mike's
Computer Repair
"You Have Tried the Rest,
Now Try the Best."
(863) 467-4222
709 N. Parrott Ave.
mike@mcrepair.net
www.mcrepair.net



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DIABETIC FOOTWEAR

The Shoe Box
Phyllis Norris
Licensed Pedorthist
(863) 763-4401
3264 Hwy. 441 South
Okeechobee
Winn-Dixie Plaza


SDiamond

Y Fence, Inc.
"Quality is Priceless"
Residential Commercial
Agricultural
Lie. # 0CSL2738-01 Insured
863-467-1180




Publix.
WHERE SHOPPING IS A P IA. SU E.
Northiake Village
3551 Hwy. 441 S.
Okeechobee
763-3500
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1811 S Parrott Ave. Okeechobee
863-634-2185 863-357-6000
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863-763-8391

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AUOSA


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Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church
3 Linda Rd. (BHR)
(863) 357-6500
Pastor David Robertson
www.buckheadridgecc.com







Okeechobee's
#1 Homebuilder
(863) 357-2700
State Licensed & Insured
Lic. # CRC057387

For all your Electrical Needs.
Tri-Con
S Electric, LLC
Commercial Residential
Service
Zeke Shreves
863-763-2957
863-763-0509
Lic. #ER0006321




OKFECHOBEE


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763-2111
205 N.E. 2nd Street
Okeechobee


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Gutters
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Seamless Aluminum Rain Gutters
Hurricane Shutters
Call for your free estimate today
Bobby Collins
Since 2000 Licensed & Insured
(863) 634-3159
Fax: (q63) 467-0729.
"Quality work in a timWly fashion"
License #766


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POLAR
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc.
SALES* SERVICE *INSTALLATIONl,
We service all makes and model.,
Same Day Service
Senior Citizen Discounts
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential* Commercial* Mobile Home
410 SE 2nid Ave. Okeechobee
357-2717
License # RA0066862

HOSKINS
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Auto Accidents
Social Security
Disability
Bankruptcy
212 S. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 357-5800



SUNMSE
5435 U.S. 1 South
Fort Pierce
I Mile South of Midway Road on U.S. 1
Ft. Pierce 461-6000
Stuart 283-6806
Vero Beach 567-8480
www.sunrise-ford.com


COME AS YOU ARE!
First United
Methodist Church
200 NW Second Street
(863) 763-4021
wwvw.fumcokee.com
Bruce Simpson, Senior Pastor
fumco@earthlink.net
James R. Da son, Youth/Assistant Pastor
fumco2.earthlink.net




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200 N.W. 5th St.
863-763-3100


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(863) 763-8707
Pack '*n Ship Service Typing
Gift Fruit Shipper Laminating
Flags/Banners Trophies/Plaques






FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
110 N.E. 5th St.
(863) 763-1994
Time & Temperature
763-0123


Shutters &
Gutters. Inc.


Licensed & Insured
Lic. #765
863.763.5650
863.6347145
107 SW 2nd SLt Okeechobee
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* Rollups & Accordions
mark's Satellites, Inc.
3861 Hwy. 441 N.
Okeechobee, FL
(863) 467-7555
Lic. #886


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1114 NW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 357-3001
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100 NW PARK ST
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 357-2707
Pharmacy Phone:
(863) 357-1754
Drive Thru Pharmacy,
Open 24 Hours


INURANC4.J
Like a good neighbor,
State Farm is there."
204 N.E. 3rd Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 763-5561
statefarm.com



CHAMPION O
Plastering & Stucco, Inc.
Since 1993
Residential New Construction
Commercial Additions
Interior, Exterior, Soffits,
Ceilings, TRAILER SKIRTS!
License #8428 Gary Champion
& Insured 863-763-2992


Surfin'
;the
Net
HIGH SPEED
INTERNET SATELLITE
INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER
"Let Us Link You To The World"
709 N. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee
(863) 763-2045
www.surfinthenet.net


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Service Repair Remodel
"Your Personal Plumber"
After Hours
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RON' DEE' S
Minor Repairs
"No Job too Big or too Small"'
FREE ESTIMATES
Roof Coating .
Handy Man's Special '
Mobile Homes & Morel
863-467-2917
License #2349 & #5698


BILL KEENE
Licensed Real
Estate
Consultant
863-634-6797
104 NW 71 Ave.
Corner Of SR 70 West
& N.W. 7th Ave.
Bobby TBcker, Lie. RE Broker
Website: www.tucker-group.com


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Bill's Shoe Repair
HWV. 441 S- 763-1187

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Jim's -:,.
PARTS PLACE
Used Auto a Truck Parts
220 N.E. 14th Avenue
(863) 763-2161
DELIVERY
AVAILABLE


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10 a.m. 10 p.m.
www.floridatattoo.com
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3 3077 Hwy. 70 E.
0II863-824-0828
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763-7202



K&N
Mobile Welding,,.e.
Serving Okeechobee &
Surrounding Areas
(863) 634-1130
(863) 467-8835
Licensed & Insured
County #1517 -City #5681
Norris & Kim Newhouse, Owners


105 Hwy 98 North
Okeechobee -
863-763-9983
OPEN: Wed. Sat. 4:30 PM. 10:00 P.M.



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VW wholesale
Delivery Available
Public Welcome
1650 Hwy. 70 E.
357-0303
OPEN ON SAT 8:30A.M. 12T00P.M.
" WALK-INS ONLY


KUHN ,S
ROOFING
SERVICES, INC,
Roof Repairs
Licensed & Insured
LiC. #CCC057253
(863) 467-2382



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By the Sleeve or By
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Supplies:
Industrial & Agricultural
Janitorial Cleaning Shop
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(863) 467-0333
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(863) 763-3158
Fax: (863) 763-3651,
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1|t Service
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SOvergrown Lots Mowed
Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)
License # 1472


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1120 NW Park Street
863-357-1990
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
"Ihowing at the Brahman Theatres
tdill.
11: Movie times for Friday, April 7,
Through Thursday, April 13, are as
l.Jollows:
Theatre I -"Ice Age 2" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
-'Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre 11 "Bench Warmers"
(PG-13} Showtimes: Friday at 7
rand 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
Spm.
Theatre III- "Hills Have Eyes"
IRi Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m Saturday and Sunday at 2,
-1:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Tickets .are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202


Briefs

You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his
or her full potential and become
a volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship
program. It's a proven life-
changing program that provides
four-year college scholarships to
I deserving sixth and ninth
graders in local communities.
The mentor meets with the stu-
dent one hour per week at
-his. her school. Volunteer oppor-
rtunities are available in Indian
: River, Martin, St Lucie and Okee-
chobee counties Please call Ih.
Indian River Communirv College
f Foundation at (772) 462-4786.

Church offers
lending library
0 You are invited to become a
Patron of the Family Church
Lending Library at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W.
second St. Entertain or educate
yourself, .using, A86 audiocas-
settes, including audira b,-l.:s,
plus Christian romances and 575
videos Prepare a paper on com-
parative religion, a book report,
'programs for men, women or
children, a craft project or a Sun-
day school lesson. We use the
Dewey Decimal System,: the
same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we
can and do preview our media.
.Currently, the library is staffed
Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until
2:30 p.m., and Wednesday
-eveniring from 6 until 8 p.m. Con-
tact Doris Entry at (863) 467-
l1548.

Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and Eng-
lish as a second language classes
at these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave.,
English as second language
classes, Monday -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 educa
S tion/GED, Monday through Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. until noon;
Yearling Middle School, 925,
N.W. 23 Lane, English as a sec-
ond language classes, -Monday
through Wednesday, from 5:30
until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Ele-
mentary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St.,
.English as a second language
classes, Tuesday and Thursday
from 6 until 8 p.m.

Library hosting
computer classes
:" The Heartland Library Coop-
erative is a six library coopera-
tive serving Highlands, Hardee,
DeSoto and Okeechobee coun-
ties. The Heartland Library
Cooperative will be holding
basic and advanced computer


classes throughout the six
libraries in the four-county area.
'-A technology information trainer
will take a mobile computer lab
4to each location four times per
month to teach computer class-
es. The classes will teach basic
computer skills such as how to
,start up and use a computer,
-how to log-on to the Internet
and how to communicate via e-
,mail with friends and relatives.
^The more advanced computer
'class will teach how to keep the
computer clean and how to send
pictures. You may also contact
your local libraries for these
same classes. In Okeechobee,
-call (863) 763-3536 or contact
Gabriell Turner, information tech
*trainer, at gabi@myhlc.org.


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Garage/Yard Sale 145
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Special Notices 155
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County, North Georgia Close
to Lake Hartwell and 1-85
Sat. April 22, 2006 at
11:00am Preview Dates: Fri.
4/21 12-5pm, Sat. 4/22
8-11am For Information:
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or call Kenneth
(770)718-8297 Savage
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Inc. (800)983-0066
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LAND AUCTION Central Florida
Acreage 10am, Saturday
April 22, Hardee County, FL.
320Acres in 14 parcels
Higgenbotham Auctioneers
M.E. Higgenbotham CAI FL.
Lic # AU305/AB158
www.higgenbotham.com
(800)257-4161.
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BABYSITTER NEEDED
Call for details
(863)763-3038.


CAT: Lost, LARGE male. All
black w/red collar. Lost in
vic. of Kissimee River, 70 W.
Missed! (863)634-9245
LOST Chihuahua, REWARD,
black and tan, may have a
collar (505)313-5194

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TRI BORDER COLLIE, Dark
Brown w/Tennessee Vols col-
lar. 35th Ave. (behind Brew-
ski's). Missed. (863)634-8674


WINDOWS, (5), for Florida
Room, (863)467-8830
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OKEECHOBEE- Fri- Sat, April
14th & 15th, 7:30am-6pm,
204 24th St, BHR, tools,
fishing tackle, & misc other.

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April 15th,
9am- 2pm,
2501 SE 24th Blvd.,
Open House & Garage Salel!
Womens clothing, Kitchen
Items &'misc things.


Tall Guy, Secure, Stable. To
meet Attractive Gal or Couples
40-60 yrs. for Dining, Travel-
ing, etc. (863)946-3123


Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment.
Medical 210
Employment -

Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A COOL TRAVEL Job. Now hir-
ing (18-24 positions).
Guys/Gals to work and travel
entire USA. Paid training,
transportation, lodging fur-
nished; Call today, Start to-
day. (877)646-5050.
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$500-$1,000+ Daily! Not a
Job, Not MLM, No Selling
(888)248-4544.
BUSY MEDICAL OFFICE look-
ing for pleasant Front Recep-
tionist with computer skills,
medical billing exp. helpful.
Fax resume with references
to (863)582-9800.


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Housing available for
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positionI that could lead to full time
employment.
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POSITION AVAILABLE

Contact Ben at (863)763-7233
for appointment.
Group health, profit sharing
and 401(k)

Drug Free Workplace E.O.E.


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 new markets. Developing
and implementing distributor/seller marketing
programs. Identify and qualify 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
954)967-3477.



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

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
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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-
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you check with the Better
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772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
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Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435


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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout. South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.'
We offer: -
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440


"NIGHT SHIFT"

Turnpike service station needs overnight
help. Great for semi retired or people who
cannot work daytime hours. Must have
clean driver's license. Good pay, benefits
and gas allowance. Advancement
opportunities exist for good people.
Become a part of the Turnpike Team.
Apply at: Ft. Drum Citgo mm 184 Fl.
Turnpike (863)763-9383 DFWP

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.

MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT

Join our maintenance team! General maintenance
of a 120 bed nursing home & 40 unit apartment
complex. Knowledge of electrical, plumbing, car-
pentry and A/C required. Must be "on call" every
third week. Prior experience in similar position.
HS diploma or GED required. Excellent salary and
benefits. Mileage paid to and from work for-out-of-
town employees.
Glades HealtheCare Caenter
Pahokee, Florida
Call 561-924-5561 or fax
resume to 561-924-9466
EXCELLENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Equal Opportunity Employer


COMMUNITY HEALTH REP
(BRIGHTON RESERVATION)

High School diploma/GED
Bi-Lingual (Miccosukee/Creek)
preferred. Nursing Assistant
Cert. preferred. Valid FL Dr. Lic.
Good communication skills.
Fax resume & salary req. to:
(954)967-3477.


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The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL TIME circulation
assistant.
The right applicant must have:
SClass D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
References
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
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SStart a r-e, ..arr f in the much needed field f
nurs:ng a- a Certhhed Nur-ing A,;i-tant Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee"'
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
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ACCOUNTANT, PEACHTREE
Experienced Accountant to lead budgeting, cash flow
forecasting & management, prepare financial statements,
NR, A/P & bank recs. BS degree preferred, AS req'd.
Construction exp. a +,Jupiter area, send resume to:
VCG-CV(cADELPHIA.NET


Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


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Registered
Nurse
Case Manager
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Current FL RN lic. & BLS
cert. Experience in primary
care (+). Valid FL Drivers
License. Good communica-
tions skills. Fax resume &
salary requirements to:
(954)967-3477


LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips
LEAD & ASSISTANT
TEACHERS NEEDED
Call Wendy at Faith Academy
PreSchool (863)763-8800
MAINTENANCE 5 days/week
(40 hrs). Bkgrd ck, drug free
workplace. (863)467-6677 -
speak to Homer or Vivian.
MECHANIC &
MECHANICS ASSISTANT
Part time & full time.
(863)610-0852
NOW HIRING FOR 2006
POSTAL JOBS $18/hour
Starting, Avg. Pay $57K/year
Federal Benefits, Paid Train-
ing and Vacations No Experi-
ence Neededl
(800)584-1775 Ref #P4901
Owner Operators wanted.
Long Haul loads FL to CA,
CA to WA, WA to FL. Pull our
Air-Ride Reefers. Hammell
Transport Service Inc. Ask
for Paul Magana
(541)571-3974.
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classilleds


PRE-SCHOOL
TEACHER NEEDED
For a Busy Child Care Center
863-467-5588 orfax
resume to 863-467-7560
SUMMER JOBS
Attention college students:
Looking for a summer job? In-
ternships are available at the
Clewiston News, Glades
County Democrat and The Sun
newspapers. Learn about the
journalism business while
gaining work experience. Writ-
ing and photography skills re-
quired. Computer skills a plus.
Email resume and references
to inipayroll@newszap.com.

THERAPISTS WANTED- LI-
CENSED SLPS in Miami-
Dade and Broward counties.
Bilingual a plus. Per diem &
F/T. Bilinguals Inc. Child &
Parent Services,
(866)696-0099 x103
www.billingualslnc.com.
Travel the USA for Payl Deliv-
er "new" RVs, buses and
trucks to all 48 states and
Canada. Get paid to see the
country. www.horizontran-
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WRITERS AND
PHOTOGRAPHERS
The Clewiston News, Glades
County Democrat and The Sun
newspapers are looking for
writers and photographers,
part or full time, to cover local
events. If you are enjoy attend-
ing community events and
aren't shy about asking ques-
tions, this could be the 'ob for
you. Interested applicants
should email resume, writing
samples and references to
inipayroll@newszap.com.

Your new car could be In
today's paper. Have you
looked for it?


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


$5,500 Weekly Goal Potential
If someone did It, so can
youl 2-3 confirmed appoint-
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Available... Call Catherine
McFariand (888)563-3188.
Sales: $400,000 +/yr How
Good Are You? Retiring Mil-
lion Marketer seeks TWO
sales professionals to teach
my business to. Top produc-
ers currently averaging
$30-$40K per month.
PLEASE, serious inquiries
only. Gojli Intl, LLC. Commis-
(800)605-8675.

Financial

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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
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$9,995. (888)629-9968
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will not be undersold!
Learn to buy Foreclosures, tax
liens, and rehabs for pennies
on the dollar. Mentor walks
you through each deal A-Z to
ensure SUCCESS
(800)693-3967.
PROFESSIONAL VENDING
ROUTE: Snacks, soda, juice,
water. ALL BRANDS. Great
equipment & support. Fi-
nancing available with
$7,500 down. Call Tom:
8 7 7 ) 8 4 3 8 7 26 .
0#2002-037


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

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



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



ALL PERSONAL INJURIES.
ACCIDENT WRONGFUL
DEATH AUTO.. MOTORCY-
CLE.. TRUCK.. PREMISE..
PRODUCT SLIP & FALL..PE-
DESTRIAN..ANIMAL BITES
A-A-A ATTORNEY Referral
Service (800)733-5342. 24
Hrs 100's of Lawyers State-
wide.
ARRESTED? All Criminal De-
fense Felonies...Misdemean-
ors, State or Federal
Charges, Parole...Probation,
DUI...Traffic Tickets, Bond
Reduction. 100's of Lawyers
Statewide 24 HOURS A-A-A
ATTORNEY REFERRAL SER-
VICE (800)733-5342.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.


JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


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Merchandise

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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materlals540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glasswmre, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises .590,
Drapes, Unens & 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
Miscellaneoue 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services h: 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 71.5
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Tos & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


IM'o c:g6G
Employment
iFull Time 0205


SASSY SEAT: Infant/Toddler,
$20. (863)763-6131


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


BASEBALL CARDS- Upper
Deck,; 1992 over 3000 mint
cond., $45 (863)697-8547
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
Stadium Club '92 & '06, Topps
Series I Baseball Cards, card
$750 (863)467-1484


LAP TOP, Compaq Armada
E500, 40gb, DVD Player, CD
Burner & much more, $550.
(863)227-0263 anytime
LAP TOP, Sony VAIO, DVD
Player, CD Burner, disquette
w/many extras, exc. cond.,






BED SET- Twin, 6 pieces,
Beige w/large pink flowers.
$50. (863)763-8146
Furitre 61


NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS !
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot

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, Upholstered
multi colored Swivel, Ideal
for RV. $30. (863)467-8432 -
CHEST OF DRAWERS, Very
good shape. $100
(863)357-4831
COMPUTER DESK- New,
Large. $60. (863)763-0486
After 6pm
DINETTE TABLE w/2 chairs,
excellent condition, $20
(863)357-6922
DINING ROOM TABLE- Solid
wood. 4 chairs & 1 bench.
Seats 6, $100. or best offer.
(863)467-2474
Entertainment Center, 2 pc.
Lighted w/ secretaries desk,
shelves, etc. Must see to ap-
preciate. $250 863)763-3423
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Hutch style, white washed,
$100. (863)467-9363
HEAD & FOOT BOARD, Twin,
Solid Wood. Very nice. $55
(863)675-3944
KING BED SET- headboard,
dresser w/mirror, 2 n.stands,
2 black floor lamps, $250
(863)467-9625
RECLINER- Barca Lounger,
Retail $900. Like new. Wood
arms & side. Light-tan.
$200..(863)763-0582
RECLINER- Lazy Boy, Mauve.
Like new. $60.
(763)763-0486
RECLINER- Lazy Boy, Rose,
Like new, $60.
(863)763-0486 After 6pm
SECTIONAL- 2 recliners, L
shaped, black w/pin strips.
Great cond., $750 or best of-
fer (863)634-2094
SHELVING UNITS 2 match-
ing, cream w/black bkgrd.
5'x2', $100 for both.
(863)674-0098.'
SOFA & 2 CHAIRS- cream col-
or, dark oakwood trim, good
cond. Need cleaning, you
move, $125 (863)467-8112
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.
(863)946-3123



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



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


COCA-COLA Comforter set,
1dbl comforter, flat & fitted
sheets, pillow, cases, shams
& 1 dbl bed skrt $50
(863)675-3659
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Medical, *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers
*Criminal Justice. Job Place-
merit. Computer provided. Fi-
nancial aid if qualify.
(866)858-2121 www.onli-
netidewatertech.com.
WORK STATION- Stainless
Steel double sink fish clean-
ing station. 5' long $125.
(937)335-0877



GUITAR, Electric, Fender
Statocaster w/Fender 15R am-
plifier. $250. (863)673-3860
ORGAN- Galbransen Electron-
ic, $250 (863)946-3822



COPIER- Konica 7033, comm.
with 3 drawers, duplicator,
sorter, collates, little used,
$2500 neg.(863)7693-1550
S uppl i .0 I


AQUARIUM- 55 gal w/stand,
$175 (863)467-9298 or
(863)697-0377
BABY GEESE (4) LaBelle area
$40 will separate.
(863)675-4981
BEARDED DRAGON- adult
male, complete w/tank,
stand & access. $250.
(863)467-9298/697-0377
BLUE & GOLD MACAW: 6
mo's old w/large play top
cage. $1000. (863)763-0449
COCKATOO, Ducorpse, small-
er version from umbrella,
talks, cage incl., $650 or
best offer. (863)634-4562
DOG BOX (2) door, in good
shape; $300 or best offer
(954)520-6707
GERMAN SHEPHERD- female,
spayed, 3yrs old, To good
home only $50
(863)357-3026.
JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS
PUPPIES, AKC, $350. each.
(863)634-4076
MATED PAIR CONURES- one
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
area
SOCIETY FINCH:
iMakes great Foster Parent.
$20. (863)610-2126
YORKSHIRE TERRIER 2yo,
house broken, neutered & all
shots. $300 (863)467-1301
ZEBRA FINCH'S: w/Cage. $20.
(863)675-3032 after 5pm.



COMMODE, new, white, $25
or best offer (863)467-1032
HOT WATER HEATER: 40 gal-
lons. Like New; only used 6
months. $50. (863)763-8146



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



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


KARATE PADS- approx. 10,
Great shape. $150.
(863)675-3356
SPORTS ORGANIZER: For
Garage / Outdoors. Holds Bas-
ket Balls, Baseballs / Bats. Etc.
$20 (863)634-5038
TRAMPOLINE- asking $75
(863)675-2627



DUAL SPKRS, 2, 12", in plexy
glass/wood box, 4 chrome
ports & blue light hit flash-
ers. $200 (863)634-7098.
PIONEER DEH-P6700MP, su-
per tuner car stereo, $150
(863)763-7036 or
(863)697-8906 Paul or Jen
XM SATELLITE RADIO- Used 2
wks. Excellent condition $50.
(863)697-1846


DVR RECEIVER: For Direct TV,
Model R15, Excellent condi-
ton. $55. (863)675-3944
TV, 13", Color & VCR Player.
Both are like brand new. $65
for both, will sep.
(863)357-4831
VCR, Emerson: $20.
(863)634-5038


COLEMAN POWERMATE
GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1 week, $500
(863)692-2229
COMPRESSOR- Small, $25.
as is. (863)843-0079
ELECT. PRESSURE WASHER,
new $50 or best offer
(863)634-5914
GENERATOR, 2 1350 watts,
gas, B/S engine, Onan 6.3 two
cylinder, propane. $500 for
both, will sep. (863)697-9704

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale in the classl-
fleds and make your
clean un a breazel


%iftwatol IULJIUW IMIUVVOI VVWUI 1"Y' J- I- I


AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton:package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659
AIR CONDITIONER- For RV
13,000 BTU. Brand new
$500 (514)710-0094 be-
tween5pm-9pm '
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $100-.
(863)675-5929


BARBER CHAIR, Antique, Mfg.
by Emil J. Padair Co. Pat #
1594408-1594409. Good
cond. $1000 (863)697-0328
HUNGARIAN HAY WAGON,
antique, great for decoration
store or farm, $2500
(863)467-1322
PARGO GOLF CAR- W/charg-
er, Runs great, Good batts,
$800 Or best offer. Tom -'-
863-467-7500 days.-
WAGON WHEELS, Hungarian
(100) wooden, $75
(863)467-1322


DISHWASHER- Kenmore,
' $50, (863)675-2404 after
4:30pm
FREEZER, white, small, chest
type. $99. (863)467-9363
GLASS TOP STOVE- Kenmore,
White, Good condition.
$100. (863)675-3356
RANGE- 30" Whirlpool, self
cleaning $100
(863)675-2627
REFRIGERATOR & FREEZER -
GE, $50. (863)467-1120.
REFRIGERATOR, Apartment
Sz. "Philco". Runs very good.
Keep your beer / soda ice
cold. $60 (863)467-9877
REFRIGERATOR- GE, Very
good condition. $150.
(863)357-6266
WASHER & DRYER Ken-
more, white, $150 for the
pair. (863)467-1120. *
WASHER & DRYER- Stacked;
Kenmore, full size, Model #
110 88 7627993, $250
(863)675-2392 LaBelle
WASHER- Kenmore, $75
(863)946-3822



BUILDING SALE "Beat Next
Increase!" 20x26 Now
$4200. 25x30 $5800. 30x40
$9200. 40x60 $14,900. Ex-
tensive range of sizes and
models. Front end optional.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.



ALUM BEAMS-
1-9X2X13.5FT, 1
9x2X15.5FT, 5 2X2X8FT Up-
rights $150 (863)467-8830
EXTERIOR DOOR- Colonial
style, 36". White. $50.
(772)201-8932
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors In stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
TRUSSES (17) POLES 16'(6)
ASKING $1000 for all
(863)302-1059
TYPEWRITER, Portable,
"Smith Corona". Coronamatic
2500. Excellent condition. $65
neg. (863)467-9877
WINDOWS, Vinyl, For Screen
Porch. All tinted. (5) 49x78,
(5) 58x82 (1) Glass window
52x63. $500 (863)357-0201


PETER RABBIT Baby Carriage,
Cosco, Never used $50 or
best offer (863)467-2474
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18 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, April 12,2006


TABOO: Adult VHS's. Volumes
1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 14, 17, 18, 19.
Asking $100 for all, will sep.
(863)634-3783

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


ALUMINUM CLAMSHELL
AWNINGS, will remove,
(863)824-2248 ask for Kurt
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, J. Hutchinson
H. Newton, G. Buckner, E.
Buckner, L. Roberts, A. Hair,
R A. McClendon, S. Newton,
BIG $$iii;2i5662-5567
WANTED-Used trailer for 20ft
Poriloon bo'l3 in good cond.
rte 3.,) n 0,ly prC edi
(863)697-2936

Buying a car? Look In the
classified. Selling a
car? Look In the classl-
fleds.

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted B30
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



APPALOOSA MARE AND
TACK- $1500 (863)467-1421
OR (863)269-1316
MINI REG MARE PONY- Pinto,
bll riile j hl,,i'd $850
t863)673-6447
SADDLE- 13" All around, Used
4 times, out grown, Like new
$250..(863)261-1932 .



PURPLE MARTIN BIRD
HOUSE 28 units w/telescop-
ing pole. $75.
(863)675-5929
PUSH MOWER- Briggs &
Stratton, 5.0 HP, Gold Se-
fies. 1,50 1863)675-2404 d.-
ier4 30pm
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
38" deck, Z-turn, $1500
(863)467-7340


ANGUS CHAROLAIS Cross
bred calves, 2,heffers, 1 bull,
wormed. Gentle, excel. for
c iTijll jli rij ,i:,) .425 ea l h
- i2)', .' ) [*lh ,-i e '9am
954)292-1811 anytime
HOGS (3) domestic, ready to
butcher. $450 for all or will
separate. (863)467-6960.
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SADDLES (2) 1 Adult & 1
crni rlvner betri used `},O.
'Or born wiil Ir seii p ra31e
i(.,,16|73.,417


Rentals



Business es 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhodsee Rent9201
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
1si last i $400 sec dep 10
move in. Callb 863)d63-9225
or stop by 406 SW 2nd St.
EFFICIENCY on 441 & 15 A
Furnished w/utilities.
$125 wk. +$300 sec. dep.
Call 863-610-1027


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



Taylor Creek Condo, 1/1
Sound fir., furn./unfurn.,
750 mo. Owner/Agent.
.(5611601-4344


CBS 3BR 1BA W/D updt'd
bath, kit. & firng. Inci City wa-
ter in town Adull park $1100
mo. + Sec 561-346-4692
New 3/2,1600 s.f.;
no garage, large yard
$1400 mo.,+ 1st, last & sec.
(561)723-2226
OKEE- 3BR, 28A Gar all tile
floor, 5265 SE 43rd Sl[, in-
side Kings Bay, $1025/mo,
$1500 sec dep.
(772)370-3752
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, tile.throughout,,
$1295/mo, 1st &sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE ESTATES- 3br,
20j Jo iels. I'1100 + sec
ilep. rels, 18b63i181i-i317 or
S1863)634-1554
Pioneer Estates, SW Sec of
i,'ee 2BR/2BA, 112 acre, all
jpprs e. water rincl.. $800
mO 1"1 1jsi & $500 sec.
dep., 6 mos. lease w/option
to extend lease, avail
4/24/06. 863-634-2697
Richard or 863-634-0848
Michelle.
RENT TO OWN:
Basswood, New 3 BR, 2 BA
w/1 Cargarage. Bruised Credit
Okay. $4000 down. $1400
*Tin wtri,1 $00 gooig 0i ward
down payment,
Call 863-467-0128
TCI- 2br,.2.5ba, Lake access,
dock Fla rm, Irg. screen rm,
fully furn, Cenital air/heai.
city water & sewer W.,D
Dishwasher $1250/mo +
1st, last-. & sec
(863)467-8005



Professional Office space for
rent, HWY 441 North, Approx
1200 sq ft. For more info
Call (863)763-6496


OKEE. Female preferred. Prvi-
S legs Ki Irnlerri.l access.
W D Big y3rd $400 mo +
'. uli. I561j-3 7-8-128


Real Estate


waterfront property luou



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-
flce, lyr old,; 1 acfe; Ceramic
tile. Price reduced $265,000.
863-634-6706 or 634L6545
OKEE. Across From Lake. New
3/2 CBS Home. W/gar. In
nice area. W/Comm. pool
Hign ceilings, LOlIS of ti6e,
Loads of storage & much
more. Move RIghl InI
$204,900. Gall
561-762-2233
OKEE. REDUCED PRICE
$149,900. Convert SWMH
2br 2ba New roof & paint on
private lake Only minutes
from lake Okee Bring offers
CallLevi Von Zaritt
(5611262-t 302
(eller Williams Realty
VILLA 2BR/2BA,
Remodeled $130,000
(863)763-4350
By appointment only



HUNT ELK, Red Stag, Buffalo,
Whitetail, Boar Season Au-
Sust 25, 2006-MarcN 31.
007. Boar all Year. Guaran-
leed license, $5.00, we have
a no-game-no-pay policy.
book now. Days
314i209-9800, Evenings
(3141293-0610.
Shop hIere flrti



BASINGER AREA,
780 acre ranch with home,
1.5 ml, 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
LAKE OKEECHOBEE 320ac
w w/5000sqOft+/-. SR78
Hwy frontage Across from
lull service manna & retail
center. Residential & Com-
mercial Future Land Use
Designation. Great invest-
ment potential at $9 million
Drew Drake & Co. RE Broker
(239)433-0433
dwdrake.com


OKEE. BIKING 1.5 ac Near
paved Rd/Park. Trees, power,
uplands. Photos $49,900. Pat
at Coastal Rlty (561)357-0554

Time to clean Out the
attic, basement anl/op
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze


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Adirondack Style
Adirondack-style outdoor furniture is popular for its
built-in comfort, durability and good looks.
It's also pretty simple to make. This do-it-yourself
four-piece set is built from standard pine and fir and
requires no special tools. All the pieces are simply
traced onto wood from full-size patterns, cut out,
sanded and assembled.
The biggest piece, the. loveseat, measures 46 inch-
es long by 38 inches tall by 39 inches deep.

Adirondack Quartet (4 plans) (No. C64) $24.95
Adirondack Chair plan (No. 55) . $9.95
Adirondack Loveseat plan (No. 805) . $9.95
End Table plan (No. 813) . $7.95
Footrest plan (No. 802) . $7.95
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200 Acres Prime Hunting Land
SE GA. 2000 sqft home ma-
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6yr game mgm, turkey deer.
18yr planted pine & hard-
wood $985,000 Family
Owned 35 yr.
(904)321-2679.
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Down-$135. Per Month. No
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community designed by Fred
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$119,900' Call.
(315)529-1277.
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.homestead. Old Florida at its
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FT. MYERS 1, 2, & 3 bedroom
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(888) 5 21 -3790
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Tennessee on the shores of
pristine Norris Lake. Call
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www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
LAKEFRONT LOG HOME,
$99,900. New 2000 Sq.Ft.
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Springs Area. 1st Time
Available April 22nd!
(800)770-9311,Ext.55.
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from the $40s. Situated
around a 45,000 acre lake.
Just 90 min to Nashville.
New building sites just re-
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(866)339-4966.
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MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA

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$60s. Custom owners'
lodge, riverwalk & more. Call
(866)292-5762.
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Stone Mountain, Golf Cours-
es and quaint shops of Spar-
ta. www.scenicrealty.com
(877)372-7211 or
(877)363-5550.
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classlfieds.


NC MOUNTAINS 3 acres on
mountain top in gated com-
munity, view, trees, waterfall
& large public lake nearby,
paved private access,
$58,500 owner
(866)789-8535
www.NC77.com.
New, Pre-Construction Golf
Community-Coastal Georgia.
Large lots w/ deepwater,
marsh, golf, nature views.
Gated, Golf, Fitness Center,
Tennis, Trails, Oak Park,
Docks. $70k's-$300k.
(877)266-7376. www.coop-
erspolnt.com.
North Carolina Gated Lake-
'front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
ever before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253. ;
NY COUNTRY LAND BAR-
,GAINS 5 to 50 acre tracts
From $24,900! Quality land
from the Catskills to the Fin-
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avail! Call today!
(888)925-9277 www.up-
stateNYIans.com.
ORLANDO 1, 2, & 3 bedroom
luxury condos from the low
$100s!l!lk CALL Rob Sned-
don NOW for more info
(888)295-0797 www.regen-
cyparklakemary.com/ or
www.paramountcompa-
nies.com.
TN LAKESIDE MOUNTAIN
ACREAGE situated around a
36,000 acre lake in esler-ri
TN. 1/2 to jrre buidmin
sites from the $40s, Planned
community amenities & di-
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(866)292-5769.
Waterfront Land Sale! 3 Acres
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loll'free' (866)770-5263

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
14.3 beautiful acres long-
range views of mountains.
Wooded, flat ridge, between
Murphy and Andrews. Small
double-wide..$275,000.
(800)632-2212 http://valley-
townrealty.com.



WATERFRONT By owner 3br,
2ba, 1900 sq ft, A/C, 12'x56'
lanai, 2 car gar., Approx.
3000 sq ft under roof. Like
new. 80' Seawall, Boat dock
w/Lift. Freshwater to dock.
Open Sunday 2pm-4pm
863-357-1813


MobileiHomes



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




MOBILE HOME 64 X 12,
Must sell in 1 week, Knots
Landing RV park $3000 firm
(330)398-1120.
PARK MODEL: 12x34
w/12x34 addition, carport
w/storage, CH/CA, watersys-
tem, W/D, lots. of extras, Rim
Canal, on rented lot, Re-
duced to Sell! $15,000.
6542 Hwy 441 SE.,
(863)467-7120.

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

863-467-4555




Recreation ,




Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT 12ft fiber glass,
everything but prop & motor.
$750 or best offer
(954)520-6707
AIR BOAT, 4 cyl., Lycoming,
Runs good. $5000.
(561)248-0616 Okeechobee.


Eagle's Nest


Estates


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



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


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Land Sale


AQUASPORT- '99, Center con-
sole, 40hp Yamaha Brand
new, Only used once
$3000.863-634-7780
BOAT TRAILER, '97, fair con-
dition, new tires, holds
19'-21' boat, $700 or best
offer. (863)634-6189
CANOE, 17 Ft., Fiberglass.
$50. Call (863)675-0369 af-
ter 5:15 pm or on weekends.
CAROLINA SKIFF 17 Ft., 70
hp Suzuki 4 stroke. Lots of ex-
tra's & trailer. $6500. or best
offer. (863)634-2342
HOUSEBOAT
66ft, Paddle Wheel,
Repo, sacrifice $8000.
(406)628-2181
JON BOAT 17', w/motor &
trl., 70 HP Johnson trim &
tilt. $7,000. (863)467-6960
PONTOON- 28', 50hp, New
deck & carpet. Very good
condition, On water, $3500.
(863)467-1720
PONTOON BOAT- 26', 50HP
Evinrude, needs work, good
project, $600 neg
(863)467-5725 for more info
PONTOON TRAILER 20FT-
alvanized tandem axle,
850(561)723-1690 '
PROCRAFT 17' 140HP Mer-
cury with trailer, very fast.
Asking $2500. Call Nick,
863-697-8108.
SEA KAYAK- 17' Prijon Kodiak,
red, with paddle, $535.
(863)357-7406


CAMPER SCREEN ROOM 25'
privacy panels w/zippers,
size can be adjusted, $375.
863-634-3107/634-5471.
ELECTRIC ROLL UP BAR- 18'
for awning. $50. or best of-
fer. (772)201-8932
MOTOR HOME- 211 Clas,: A.
1 'ii.j 9, generi 1r hir '.. mMO .
tor, running gears fine, drives
great, well worth price,
$3500 (423)502-2214
PARTLY FURNISHED: '75, 25
Ft.,, Lg. refrig. elec. hot water,
stove A/C. Toilet w/direct
hook. $1000 (740)202-3517
SCOTTIE CAMPER '79- cold
AC, sips 4, $500
(863)467-2795
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
(863)610-1674
OB MOTOR- 225HR Evinrude,
long shaft, $1400
(863il46-5725 3



BOAT TILT TRAILER: For 15
Ft. Boat or 17 Ft. Canoe, 8"
-wheels. Good condition. $160



GSXR750 '04- qreat .hape
garage 1ept ii.5500
(863)634-8828/763-4132
jrissomebeach@earthlink.net
HARLEY DAVIDSON '04-
vnr -Glihd'~ hirii, r, FXDLI,
1.'ir ni,,i i .15, 00 or best
offer (863)697-8572
HONDA 450 1982, Peanut
tank. Good starter bike Tran-
ny has overdrive. $900.-
(863)675-0556'LaBelle.'
RM 125, '01, FMF Shortie fac-
ing exhaust, race ready,
power band every gear,
$2000. (863)763-2730
TRIUMPH CLASSIC '1968-
$2500, call for details
(863)674-0898
YAMAHA TTR125, 2001, off
road, excel, cond. $1300
(863)763-4982



ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Never
ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
GO KART Scorpion, 2 seater,
roll bars, great shape, $600
firm. (863)634-8828 days or
(863)763-4132 eve's.
Honda ATC 3 Wheelers (2),
185 & 200 Both run well,
start 1st pull $1000 will sep.
(772)873-1363
Honda Forman ATV, '00, 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
YAMAHA RAPTOR 2003,
80cc, Mint cond. $1499
(863)467-5043


TRAVEL TRAILER 33ft Impa-
la, 1983, needs some work.
$1850 (401)625-5223 in
Okeechoee

Automobiles


II1 1


engine rebuilt, & trans work,
good body, tool box $500
neg (863)76302379
FORD F100, '83, auto, air,
300ci, new tires, two-tone
blue, $1700. (863)697-3306
FORD F150- '78, Slant 6, Re-
built Trans & Motor. Needs
TLC $400. or best offer.
(561)346-4646
FORD F150 PICKUP 1995,
May need sensory & alterna-
tor. $1500 or best offer.
(863)467-0987
FORD PU '90- 302 eng, needs
minor work, $700 or best of-
fer (863)673-1625 LaBelle
FORD RANGER- '94, Freezing
A/C, Mag rims, Great mile-
age. $1500. (863)467-2614
GMC 1/ TON PICKUP 1994,
4.3 V6, Cold A/C. $1500 or
best offer. (863)697-8136


BUICK STATION WAGON, '88,
needs transmission, $250.
(863)357-1938
CADILLAC BROUGHAM 1990,
Electronic Everything. Just
needs TLC. $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)467-4998
CHEVY CAVALIER- '96 4 dr,
86K, Auto. A/C, Orig. owner.
Good cond. $2500.
(863)612-1648
CHRYSLER INTREPID 2000,
AC, auto, new brakes, $2000
or best offer (810)625-4270
CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY '98, 62K mis. Good con-
dition. 1 Owner. Book=$6850
Asking $5800. 863-467-1301
DODGE STRATUS 1996,
5spd., Runs good. Good on
as. Minor right side damage.
1200. (863)467-7720
FORD TAURUS WAGON- '89,
Good running car. $400.
(863)675-1907
GRAND MARQUIS '95- AC,
good tires, 120K, windshield
cracked, have new one. 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.
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 -
V6, auto, good shape, needs
transmission, $400.
(239)657-4348
MERCURY, COLONY PARK
'90 Station Wagon, $1000.
i803i357-3197
Mitsubishi Gallant ES, '95, 4
,dr., 4 cyl., auto, cold a/c,
runs & drives new, $2500 or
best offer. (772)461-3276
PONT GRAND MARQUIS '92-
runs good, needs brakes;
$1000 or best offer
(863)697-6384 after 5pm
SATURN SC2, 1995 5 spd.,
2 dr., white, nice shape, a/c
blows cold 1 .l00,ioesi of-
fer. Call R.i ..86. .-634.72.?'
SATURN STATION WAGON-
'96, SW2, Good cond. Look
Excellent Great gDs mi.
$1600. 3I2,-165
TOYOTA CAMRY, '95, needs
work or good for parts, body
in good cond., $300 or best
offer. (863)673-0645


AUTO WANTED:
Looking to buy Antique Car'
"rnvinine Trul PTwo i* 3

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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,
44- A (,-New CD player,
Runs great. $5000.
(772)360-5068
FORD' F150 1986- Made for
Offroad! 300, w/30/121/2/15's
& extra set of-tires & rims
$1200 neg. (863)673-5995


CLUB CAR, '03, new conndi-
tion, windshield, curtains,
fans, $2500. (863)697-1350
or (863)763-2063
EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good batt & charger
.$750 (8631697-1350 or



ENGINE, 3208 Caterpillar,
Like. new. (Ran in truck for
only 20 inn.) $2500.
863-612-0657
Glasstek Topper, w/sliding
glass window on front and
sides fits, 8ft bed on Ford
truck $300 (863)697-8906
GMC /2 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
(863)467-8856.1
PULL ENGINE, good shape,
$60. (239)657-4348
RIMS & TIRES (4) Off Audi, 4
lug, 50% tread, asking $50
(863)675-0188
RIMS (4) 16 x 8Dodge, 8lug,
stock alloy rims, w/center
caps, $150 (863)675-0188
SHOCK TOWER BRACES, &
set of Urethane Bushing's.
for Mustang '86-'93. Sacri-
fice $150. (863)824-0801
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
TRANSMISSION Rebuilt
7004R, $300 or best offer.
Call (863) 467-8856


CHEVY 1/2 TON PU '83- 350
auto, 40K miles, needs some
work $1500 or best offer
(863)697-3804
CHEVY 4X4 PU '04- X Cab,
39K mi, $19, 500 or take
over payments
(863)697-8572
DODGE DAKOTA'94- needs


MITSUBISHI "88 2x4, mighty
Max, pick, up, 30 mpg, need
head and battery, rest ok.
$800-(863)805-8789
TONNEAU COVER-Hinged, for
full size PU, short box, $150
(863)675-2065

How do you find a job in
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
slfieds


CARGO TRAILER: 6x12, En-
closed w/ramp door. Like
new. $1800 (863)763-4982
DOUBLE AXLE Filn Wneel
Trier l, dekl over, ijove lail,
92" wx20'l, $1500 or best
offer. (863)610-1797 '
FLATBED TRUCK BODY- 9'x7',
Mounted on single axle.
Manual engine hoist, 2 5/16
ball. $1000. (863)697-9704
UTILITY TRAILER- 6x8,
dumps, $300
(863)843-2495


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


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOREE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 2005-cP-302
Division
ESTATE OF
SHADREIKA JENNA WHITTAKER
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Sha-
dreika Jenna Whittaker, deceased, File
Number 2005 CP 302, is pending In
the Circuit Court for-Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 304 Northwest
Second Street, Room 101, Okeecho-
bee, FL 34972. The name and ad-
dresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attor-
ney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent' estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
Is served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE, OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decent and other
persons having claims or demands
against the decedent's estate, includ-
ing unmatured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, must file their claims
with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AF-
TER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLI-
CATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is April 5th, 2006.
Personal Reresentative:
Mary Mehlde
1411 N.E. 5Ith Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Attorney for Personal Representative:
WALLACE B. McCALL, PA.
1001 North U.S. Highway One
Suite 604-
Jupiter, Florida 33477
Telephone: (561) 746-7073
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OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
PROFESSIONAL AUDITING SERVICES
Notice Is hereby given that Okeechobee County, Florida hereby requests proposals
from a qualified auditing firm to provide "The Financial Audit of Okeechobee
County Govemrnment- Fiscal Years Ended September 30, 2006,2007,2008,2009,
and 2010"
Inquiries and/or requests for a copy of the full text RFP are available at
www co okeechobee fl us or can be obtained by contacting Robble L. Charter,
Deputy County Administrator at (863)763-9312 or tax (863)763-0118.
Proposers desidring to provide the services described in this RFP shall include a title
page, table of contents, letter of transmittal, profile of proposer, summary of pro-
posers qualifications, proposers approach to the examination offinancial records,
proposers understanding and ability to meet reporting requirements, detailed time-
line lor meeting the reporting requirements and any additional information con-
cerning this RFP pertinent to providing the auditing services.
Interested firms shall submit eight (8) signed copies thereof in a sealed envelope
bearing the name of the proposer and the words PROPOSAL FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY PROFESSIONAL AUDITING'SERVICES no laterthan 2:00 p.m. EDT on
May 10,2006 to the Board of County Commissioners, Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 NW 2nd Street, Room 106, Okeechobee, FL 34972. Proposals re-
celved afterthe time and date specified will be returned to the submitter
unopened.
Okeechobee County accepts no responsibility for any expense related to preparation
or delivery of proposals, reserves the rightto accept or reject any or all proposals,
reserves there rnghtto award a separate contract for each assessment programto
waive technical errors and nformalites, and to accept the proposal, which in its
judgment best serves the public interest.
Okeechobee County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
John W. Abney Sr.,.Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commlssioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
127076 ON 4/12/2006


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting
through Rural Development, formerly
Farmers Home Administration (FmHA)
United States Department of Agricul-
turoe (USDA),
Plaintiff,
vs. CASE NO. 2006-CA-46
MICHAEL W. ORR and OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
Defendants.
NOTICE FACTION
TO: Michael Orr, who is not known to be
dead or alive; all heirs, devisees, grant-
ees, assignees. ilenors, debtors, trus-
tees, or other claimants of Michael Orr;
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has been filed against you and you are
required to.serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on NEAL E.
YOUNG, Plaintiffs attorney, whose ad-
dress is 300 Third Street, N.W, Winter
Haven, Florida 33881, on or before
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St., Wilmington, DE 19801,
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n Mr1:00IAM.r2'i 200.
SHARON ROBERTSON
1 .I your.parental rights.u
6y ,' 1: Cji Wril .
As Deputy Clerk
125449 CGS 4/5,12106
NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS ACTION



FROM: Confidential Clerk of
Family Court
Adoption Aouse I Petition-
er, has brought a civil action
(Petition #06-04767)
against you to terminate your


Minor Male, DOB: 8/8/2005





If you do not appear at the
hearing, the Court may ter-
minate your.parental rights,
without your appearance. ,
The name of the other parent
of the above-mentioned.
children) and a copy of the
petition can be obtained by
contacting the Confidential
Clerk at Family Court,,
(302) 255-0244.
IF YOU WISH TO BE REPRE-'
SENTED BY AN ATTORNEY
IN THIS MATTER BUT CAN-'
NOT AFFORD ONE, YOU.
MAY BE ENTITLED TO HAVE
THE COURT APPOINT AN'
ATTORNEY TO REPRESENT.
YOU FOR FREE. FOR MORE
INFORMATION, PLEASE:
CONTACT THE CONFIDEN-
TIAL CLERK AT FAMILY
COURT, (302) 255-0245.
127477 ON 4/P2,19,26/06
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