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Hunt is on
for killer bear
BENTON, Tenn. (AP)
Using' traps baited' with
honey buns and doughnuts,
authorities Friday tried to
capture a black bear that
killed a 6-year-old girl and
niauled her mother and 2-
year-old brother.
The attack took place
Thursday at awat erfall near a
campground in the Cherokee
National. Forest, Where
rangers said the animal,
might have been suffering
from a disease that affected
its behavior.
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OMS honor
stn.dents top
Congratulations' to the top
milers from the ONIS PE
department for April 11:
Eighth grade students named
%%ere. Da%,d Straight and
'Kasev Hill From the seenth
grade": Revbi Perez and
-Mexijs Peaden Sixth grade
fast n-illers included: Nicholas
Nlitcrieii, Gabriel Chapman,
and Mayra Cortez. Con tat -
lations to Alexus, whohad
the fastest time last week,
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'Kreige rfinishes
in the top 10
Indiana nati%,e and Okee-
chcibee transplant Ko'by
Kreiger is on a hot'streak. The,
pr-Jessional angler finished
in inird placE in [he four-day
Siren S.-)ijtheast Series tour-
nament --n LaK-e Eu!aula on
March IS-18, and earned a
Kreq,,er seen-is to hae a
special r,lationship %%ith the
Alaban-ia lake. This was the
sixth tin-ie freiiaer finished in
the top 10 'which includes
a first place finish in seven
1 .1 ,really ,like Lake
Eufaula," stated Kreiger. "1.'m
a'sight, fisherman and I do
real well 'especially in the
spring. I used a blueberry
lizard and Gambler Bacon
rind on. all four days. of the
After his finish at Eufaula,
Kreiger heacled to Beaver
Lake in Rogers, Ark., to try
his luck -7n the April 5-8 MV
tourn ey.
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Drought Index
Current- 490
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry.
Local Bum Ban: None

Lake levels


Lake level
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Zachary Kielbasa (left) and Nicholas Rodriguez (right), students at Gentral Elementary
School, checked out their egg bags Tuesday morning'after participating in an Easter
egg hunt put on by members of the Okeechobee High School.Spanish Club.

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they have not abandoned the
property. They have also claimed
they need 10,000 square feet -
an area they claim is the size of
the old building to, conduct
their prograrn.
The ag enda for"Phursdays
meeting contained a proposal to
be discussed that would allow
ARC to use airport property,
pending Federal Aviation Adrmn-
istration i.Fki approal Ho%%e%-
er, there is sorne question as to
whether the FAA would'approve

this non-aviation- use of airport
1. "Because funds are available
for restoration, there is no need
to talk of relocation," stated
ARC's attorney Colin Cameron.
According to ARC executive
durector NancyZiegler, the organ-
ization has recently re cei% ed a
Federal ErnerOnq Management
AgenL) (PENIA.) grant of
$500,000 to be used solel.v for
See ARC, Page 2

buy rest of
99-year lease
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee news
Deal or no deal" That- is the
questionthat the Association of
Retarded Citizens (ARC) must
ans%er by April 26.
At their meeting on Thursday,
April 13, the Okeechobee CountN,'

Board of Cou nh, Commissioners,
offered to buN out the remainder

of their,99-year lease with ARC
for $150,00U'. I
In July of 1992, the county
entered into their lease with ARC
for, the old, hospital building diag-
onalk, to the northeast of the ne%%
judicial center. That builtling %x aq
damaged by the 2005 1 iurrica nes.
Since the hurricanes hit,.NR(-' hit.;
been operating out of their thrift
'store in Cedar Plaza.
Over the past year ARC and

county commissioner have met
several times to discuss the issue.
In Ma N- of 2005, ARC officials pre-
sented. an estimate from K
Builders that the building could
be rebuilt for $456,000.
It has been the county's posi-
tion that ARC is in default on their
leasle because they albandoned
thE pr,:Ppt---rtN and failed to main-
tain insurance as the lease
. It -has been ARC's positi on
that Jje- are not in'default and,

Angela Row, a junior at
Okeechobee High School, was
also recognized for being
named to the Heartland Honor
In addition, the board hon-
ored the follo%,ving studenLS for
participating in the state sci-
ence and engineering fair:
Kelsey Burnham, seventh grad-
er at Yearling Middle School;
Laura Fox, eighth grader at
Yearling Middle School; Valeria
Mckee, eight grader at Yearling
Middle School; Wesley Min-is,
seventh grader at Osceola Mid-
dle School: Austin Pluskot,
eiRh1h grader at Osceola Mid-
dle School: Katie Walker, eight
See Honors Page 2

By Pete I Gawda'
Okeechobee News
It was an evening for recog-
nition of students and staff for
their accomplishments when
the Okeechobee County
School Board met Thursday
evening, April 13.
The b6ard -also heard com-
ments from Leslie Stokes of
Leslie's Dance Studio and acted
on four recommendations for
Osceola Middle School eight
graders Libby Barker, Kayla
Goode, Joshua McC.all and
Michelle Spears were recog-
nized for being named to the
Heartland and Four-County
Honorbands. , - '

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Andrea Ramirez tastes the strange-looking plastic Easter egg that members of the
Okeechobee Spanish Club presented to her during an Easter egg hunt at Central Ele-
mentary School. Even though Andrea is only 3 years old, she knows what candy is sup-
posed to taste like.

Okeecnobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Showing off prizes
Hunter Pritchard showed off the prizes he won at All's
Arcade Tuesday morning. He was one of the 36 gold
honor roll students who received a limousine ride, free
tokens and a pizza party at the arcade.


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grader at Osceola Middle School;
Joy Burnham, ninth grader at
Okeechobee Freshman Campus;
and Matt Walker, sophomore at
Okeechobee High School.
Recognition was given to
food service employees for their
successful audit.
From Okeechobee High
School, the board honored Julie
Bass, Debra Cisco, Jean Denisuk,
Gwen Faulkner, Jeannette Ger-
hardt, Michelle Norris, Margaret
Lipfert, Emily Small and Carol
Seminole Elementary School
food service employees recog-
nized were Anjeanette Crane,
Kelly Palmisano, Vivian Patrick,
Ellen Simmons, Dana Straight
and Dora Vega.
Food service employees from
the Freshman Campus included
Genevieve Blakeny, Ruby Byars,
Rebecca Smith, Jessie Row and
Diane Saunders.
Recognition was also given to
three food service officer per-
sonnel Donna Carames,
Michelle Perkins and Chris
Turning to other matters, the
board received Ms. Stokes'
request to rent the high school
auditorium to hold a dance pro-
gram for her students.
However, her dance school is
a for-profit organization, and
school board policy prohibits
renting the auditorium to for-
profit organizations. Ms. Stokes
asked the board to review their
policy on renting the auditorium.
School board attorney Tom
Conley urged the board to be
very careful about changing
their policy.
School board member Joe
Arnold expressed concern about
liability. He was also concerned
that if the board made an excep-
tion for Ms. Stokes, another
company whose values are not
in line with the board's would
want to rent the auditorium.
When Ms. Stokes mentioned
other school systems that rented
school facilities to dance
schools, Mr. Arnold said he
would look at the policy of those
In the meantime, Ms. Stokes
was advised to work through the
high school drama club. Then,
her dance program would be a
school function and would not
come under the jurisdiction of
the board.
The board then considered
the recommended expulsions.
A seventh grader at New
Endeavor High School was
expelled for defiance of authori-
ty and inappropriate personal

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conduct. A sophomore at Okee-
chobee High School was
expelled for defiance of authori-
ty. A ninth grader at New
Endeavor High School was
expelled for defiance of authori-
ty, violations against property
and inappropriate personal con-
duct. A junior at Okeechobee
High School was expelled for
defiance of authority.
In other action, the board,
voted to amend school
board policy on school board
rules, school improvement, edu-
cational accountability and
school advisory council and sub-
stitute teachers in order to make
them conform with current
Florida statutes;
voted to advertise for
changes in board policy on per-
formance grade schools, the cur-
riculum, student assignment,
district certificates, alcohol and
drug-free workplace and sus-
pension with partial or no pay
and authorized travel expenses;
approved a contract with
Big Lake Roofing for $396,793 to
re-roof Everglades Elementary
voted to re-bid the re-roof-
ing project for Seminole Elemen-
tary School because only one
bid was received;
voted to re-bid the re-roof-
ing project for North Elementary
School since only one bid was
approved a change order
for the kitchen renovation and
HVAC replacement at Yearling
Middle School for $8,115;
approved demolition of the
board-owned house on N.W.
34th Street because of termite
damage at an estimated cost of
amended the school sys-
tem's five -year work program
for fiscal years 2005-10;
approved an agreement
with Kaplan K12 Learning Ser-
vices for a web-based data track-
ing system at a cost of $180,000
plus 8 percent shipping for mate-
approved a schedule for
summer school;
approved a contract with
VisionQuest for education serv-
ices at Level 6;
approved a job description
for payroll specialist;
approved for advertisement
the job description of security
approved revised staffing
for the 2006-07 fiscal year
approved 2006-07 staffing
allocations; and,
ratified a memorandum of
understanding regarding Level 6
educational services.

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restoration of the old hospital
Mr. Cameron contended that if
ARC used the FEMA grant to relo-
cate, they would have to forfeit
$125,000 of thegrant. *'
Mr. Cameron said ARC has
continuously occupied the build-
ing. He said the electricity has not
been turned off and some records
are stored there. He claimed the
county had insured the property.
Commissioner Clif Betts said
he would rather see ARC in a new
building noting that the old hospi-
tal building will eventually have to
be torn down.
Mrs.' Zeigler claimed that ARC
could not afford to build a new
building. She stated that two con-
tractors said the building could be
rebuilt and that no one said it was
"We still need to revisit the
lease," stated county attorney
John Cassels.
"We need that land for a.park-
ing lot. What is it worth to them to
be located somewhere else?"
asked county commission Chair-
man John Abney.
"You've got to decide if you
want ARC to rebuild there," said
Mr. Cassels. He added that the
county needed assurance that
ARC could finish the job.,
Commissioner Elvie Posey
noted that there was no way to
get around the requirement for
Mr. Cameron stated that the
county was notified that ARC had
cancelled their insurance.
"They can't drop their insur-
ance and.still have a valid lease,"
stated Mr. Posey.
County Administrator George
Long noted that at some-
unknown future date, the land,
would be needed for parking. He
said it would depend on how
much more building the county
did in that direction.
Mr. Cameron stated plans had
been drawn up for parking on the
west side of the property. This
parking arrangement would not
interfere with the operation of
"We have funds and we want
to go forward," asserted Mr.
Cameron. "We're asking for noth-
Mr. Posey expressed a desire to
know if the lease is valid.
It was Mr. Cassels' opinion that
the only way to determine that
issue is to go to court.
"What kind of message is it
sending if we go to court?" asked
Mrs. Ziegler.
Commissioner Gene Woods
said he did not want to go to
court, even though he thought the
county would win.
"I think ARC was taken advan-
tage of and it has turned into a
nightmare," said Jeanne Baggett,

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Mrs. Ziegler claimed she want-
ed a letter from the county staff
after the hurricanes to submit to
FEMA that a site was available for
relocation. Then they could have
applied for a grant to relocate, she
Mrs. Baggett claimed that if
they had received the requested
documentation from the county
soon enough that gave assurance
of relocation, they could have
relocated with a FEMA grant.
Now the grant specifies they have
to rebuild on the original location,
she said.
Mr. Woods suggested they
relocate somewhere else and
build a smaller building. He said
he had doubts about the safety of
the old building.
Mr. Cassels suggested .a one-
time grant and releasing ARC
from their lease.
"They would be standing on
their own like other service agen-
cies," he asserted.
Mr. Betts urged taking action
that day to settle the issue.
"This allows us to move on
and they can move on and we
don't have to relocate them," Mr.
Abney said of the proposed buy
Commissioner Ray Domer
asked if the county has a moral
obligation to that sector of the
county and what would happen if
ARC failed.
Mr. Posey replied that other
organizations in the area could
pick their clients if ARC fails.
A motion was made to grant
ARC $150,000.
Mr. Cassels stated that the
county might be able to intervene
and get FEMA to waive the
$125,000 penalty for relocating.
The commissioners decided that
in addition to the $150,000 they
would also give ARC an amount
/pp to an additional $125,000 to
offset any FEMA penalty.
The vote was 4 to 1 with Mr.
Domer casting the lone dissenting
After a short recess, commis-
sioners again took up the issue.
They decreed that if ARC
refused the offer they would be
declared to be in default of their
lease and banned ARC from
doing any work on the building
until the issue is settled.
ARC must reply to the county
by April 26.
When contacted after the
meeting, Mr. Domer said he was
not opposed to buying out the
ARC lease. But, he thought it was
premature to assume that ARC
would lose $125,000. He said he
would have voted for the original
motion if the provisions agreed to
after the recess had been part of
the original motion.

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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 Cor-
poral Mike Lanam at 800-356-8921, ext. 225.

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, from 6 until 7:30 p.m.
The symposium will provide information to local construction con-
tractors, specialty contractors, vendors, workforce development and
people seeking jobs with construction contractors.
For information, contact Alvin B. Jackson at 800-432-2045, ext.

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

Benefit set up for Smalls family
OKEECHOBEE An account has been established at Big Lake
National Bank to help the Smalls family.
Mrs. Smalls and her three children were killed in an automobile
accident Wednesday, Dec. 21.
To donate, simply go to Big Lake National Bank and say you would
like to contribute to the benefit for the Smalls family.

Loans help replace storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc. has
received $500,000 for the HOME Again Loan Program, Which helps
homeowners with replacement of their hurricane damaged or
Destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will help applicants who meet the fol-
lowing criteria:
You owned your home in Okeechobee County and it was your
primary residence during hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 20Q4.
You have been unable to fix your home due to a lack of insurance
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OMS honor students top 200

Submitted to the Okeechobee News
Terrific kids
Fourth-grade teacher Joy Prescott was on hand to present the New Endeavor Students of
the Week for the week of April 7, 2006 with a Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee Terrific Kids T-
shirt and a certificate. Students awarded from left to right are: Chase Long, Thomas
Draughon, Ms. Prescott, and Mary Hubbard. Congratulations, students.

Submitted to the Okeechobee News
With honors
Lauren Halliday, Jessyca Williams and Allison Chandler received awards for Honor Roll
with a 3.5 and above at Osceola Middle School Awards ceremony April 11, 2006. Lauren
Halliday received a special award for a perfect 4.0 for the entire year!

Franklin R. years ago. Mr. Kussler proudly sler, Sr. of Loxahatchee, and Elston
served our country in the U.S. Army Howard (Annette) Kussler of Mel-
Kussler, Sr. during WWII and the Korean Con- rose; nine grandchildren; and
Franklin R. Kussler, Sr., age 79 of flict. He was of the Methodist faith, seven great-grandchildren.
Ok lineechobee, diedThusday, April and he was a member of the DAV Visitation will be held from 4
1Okeechobee, died Thursda, Aprile of Okeechobee, American Legion until 6 p.m., Monday, April 17,2006
was orn at his ho, 1926me. Mr in Phil. Kups-ler in New Jersey, and the Volunteer atBass Okeechobee Chapel 'with
burg, N.J. to, \\ ila n parid Mararel Fire Dept. in Stewartville, N.J. services following, at 6 p.m. Pastor
Kussler. He vas enipl v.:d b Klear Mr. Kussler issurvived by his lov- Duane Ealmon of Treasure Island
Water Bottling Company for 23 ing wife of 60 years, Marion "Mick" Baptist Church will officiate.
years. He was an auto body repair- Kussler; three sons, Franklin All arrangements are entrusted to
man before coming to Okee- (Kathy) Kussler, Jr. of Zebulon, Ga., the loving care of Bass Okeechobee
chobee .from Delray Beach, 23 William Charles .(Maureen) Kus- Funeral Home and Crematory.

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Congratulations to the top mil-
ers from the OMS PE department
for April 11: Eighth grade students
named were: David Straight and
Kasey Hill. From the seventh
grade: Reybi Perez and Alexus
Peaden. Sixth grade fast milers
included: Nicholas Mitchell,
Gabriel Chapman, and Mayra
Cortez. Congratulations to
Alexus, who had the fastest time

Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
.Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required safe-
ty equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. A
vessel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call (863) 467-3085
to arrange a boat check.
Club will

care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwanted,
abandoned and injured ferrets. For
information, call (863) 763-4333.
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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 pro-
gram. It's a proven life-changing
program that provides four-year
college scholarships to deserving
sixth and ninth graders in local
communities. The mentor meets
with the student one hour per
week at his/her school. Volunteer
opportunities are available in Indi-
an River, Martin, St. Lucie and
Okeechobee counties. Please call
the Indian River Community Col-
lege Foundation at (772) 462-4786.
Halfway House
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, SO0 N.E.72nd. Cirle N., is
lookingg for.volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would lilke to share, call Jordan
Bernay at (863) 357-0047.

last week also!
OMS held the r'
third nine ..
weeks '^_
awards cere- ,lf -
mony Tues-
day morning and had the pleas-
ure of honoring over 200 students
for their recent successes.
Upcoming Events:
April 17 Freshman

Students of

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Campus scheduling last names
beginning with L-Q 'from 4:30
until 7:30 p.m.
April 19-21 State Science
April 21 Eighth grade
Reality Store
April 24 Freshman
Campus scheduling last names
beginning with R-T from 4:30
until 7:30 p.m.

Submitted to the Okeechobee News
the Week

Congratulations, OMS Students of the Week! This week's
honored students included: (front row) Stacey Elmore,
Emily McCullough, and Ashley Simpson. In the back row
are: Andrea Young, Rosa Palacios, and Ashley Wheeler.
Not pictured: Kara Harwas and Joseph Summerford.

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shed, patio, carport.
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EVERYONE IS EQUAL: If you think that immigrants are destroy-
ing the U.S. and its economy listen here: immigrants help build this
country by starting the industrial revolution. For example: the Chi-
nese helped build the railroad and bridge. Immigrants come to
America to start a new life and get a better way of living. Most of the
immigrants invest their money in the economy, and buy houses and
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us apart, but in reality we are all equal.

CITIZENSHIHP: In regard to Be Happy, I neglected to mention
that I was talking about the United States of America not just the
entire American continent. I just assumed that people would know
that I meant the United States of America. Secondly, these people
say that they pay taxes. Well, we all pay taxes on sales items. I am
talking about income taxes. But I really didn't mention taxes. The
third thing, they have been in the United States of America this long?
Are they naturalized citizens, or are they still citizens of their country
of origin? I'm not knocking anyone who wants to work, comes here
and pays their share of taxes and want to become U.S. citizens. But
if you love this country, love working in this country and you love
the protection this country affords then you need to be a naturalized
citizen of the United States of America, and not just America.

BASSWOOD: I read Speak Out about the Spanish throwing trash
out on the side of the road in Basswood on 36th Street. Whoever
called that in told the truth. You need to publish this more then
maybe someone that could read English enough would tell them
and maybe theywould stop.

DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT: This is in response to the person that
complained about the trash in Basswood. What makes you think
that all the trash on S.R. 98 and U.S. 441 is done by the Spanish litter-
ing? Are you the road monitor? Do you have photos to prove it?
Since you are supervising 98 and 441 so closely, why don't you take
a closer look and you will find that the Hispanics are not the only
ones to blame. If it really bothers you so much, why don't you go
out there and do something about it and quit complaining about it.

EMPLOYEE RIGHTS: Be sure you check out any home health
agency before getting into one regarding whether it's a career path
or your families. If you got one that says they are Christian based, be
careful. You need to look for more options before yotrthoose. If you
plan to be a CCA or an HHA you will be paying more on taxes and
traveling expenses are not worth it at this time. It is better to get a
second opinion about a company and check their services, their
quality of service, and professionalism and how they treat their
employees and patients as well. Join an independent contractor and
you will have more paperwork to fill out. You have to fill out a 1099,
you must know the regulations regarding the 1099s. You have the
right to get more information about a company. If the company tells
you otherwise, they are taking away your rights as an employee.

FREE BENEFITS: This is for all the people who made comments
about how the Hispanics are dirty and get free food stamps, Medic-
aid and other free benefits. This is just a newsflash: get the facts
before you speak. You need to look around you again. Look at the
population as a whole. You will see that we have dirty people living
in our society regardless of their race. Everyone that lives off the gov-
ernment needs to have a valid Social Security number, so who is liv-
ing off the government?

STOP COMPLAINING: In reference to the comments about the
Hispanics, I believe people need to stop complaining about them.
They do the jobs, we won't do. So if they like to work hard, let them.

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Upcoming Events

AA. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30 a.m:, at
the Nazarene Church, 425 S.W. 28th St., and leaves for ride at 8 a.m.,
weather permitting. For information on the ride for the week or any
questions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly Stew-
art at (863) 610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.

A.A meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.

A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited to join the group. For information, or to schedule an
appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98
N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business meet-
ing. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September.
For information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
The Republican Executive Committee meets at 7 p.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa
Arnold (863) 610-2280.

Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through exten-
sive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-
2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake
Mission's Outreach.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractit Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863)
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902S. ParrottAve.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, con-
tact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

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 facil-
itator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.} .
AA meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. It' 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.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beauty
Salon located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public serv-
ice program to help women with cancer by teaching them beauty
techniques to diminish appearance-related side effects of treatment.
R.S.V.P. to (863) 467-2096 or (863) 763-8833.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30
p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For
information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.

Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the
month to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed
with cancer. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross
office at 323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information,
call Janet Topp at (863) 824-2899.
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)
AA Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for a
pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger Civic
Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
Family Histoly Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone intrterested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412
N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at

Village Square Restaurant, 301 W South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863)
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.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until
noon. 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 language
classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W.
Sixth St.

Community Events

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 15-16. 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.
Medicare issues topic of talk show
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
April 15, starting at 7:30 a.m. The showwill be rebroadcast at 1 and
6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The guest will be Lisa
Nora, MAPS coordinator with Area Agency on Aging. The topic will
be educating the public with Medicare, Medicare Plan D, and Pre-
scription Drug Insurance. For information, contact the Area Agency
on Aging toll free at 1-888-688-1211; or, visit their website at
Scholarship applications available
Beta Sigma Phi Executive Coordinating Committee (ECC)
scholarship applications are now available at the Okeechobee
Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., Indian River Community College Dixon
Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. in Okeechobee, and all Okee-_
chobee County schools. This scholarship was established to help
women of the community who wish to enhance their career
opportunities through further education and training, and need
financial assistance to reach this goal. Applicants must.already
have their high school diploma pr GED and may ndt be a Beta
Sigma Phi member. Deadline for applying is April 15. For informa-
tion, call ECC President Linda Tewksbury at (863) 467-1070.
Legion auxiliary plans Easter egg hunt
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #64 501 S.E. Second St.,
will host an Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 15, at 10 a.m. There will
be 3 different age groups for children ages 1 to 12. For information,
call Bea at (863) 763-4953.
Bake sale is planned
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Buckhead Ridge Fire Department
will be having a bake sale on Saturday, April 15, from 9 a.m. until
11la.m. at the station located on S.R. 78W.
Amateur Radio Club sponsors test session
The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will sponsor a testing
session for all classes of amateur licenses on Saturday, April 15, at 6
p.m. at 1010 N.W. Sixth St. You must bring: a test session fee of $14,
payable in cash or by check; existing amateur license; photo I.D.;
and, FRN number. For information contact Harry Robbins at (863)
467-7457; or, by e-mail at
Church hosting Easter egg hunt
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will
hold their annual Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 15, at 10 a.m. The
children of Okeechobee and their parents are invited to take part in
the activities and have lunch. Everyone should bring their own bas-
Eagles Club hosting benefit
The Eagles Club on U.S. 441 N. will host a benefit for Larry
Shrader on Saturday, April 15, beginning at 2 p.m. There will be
food, fun, auction and music. Donations can be made to a special
account that has been set up at Big Lake National Bank. For infor-
mation, call Steve Cates at (863) 634-2061.
Ranch hosting fundraiser
Mi-CIN Ranch. 1000 N.W. 50th Drive, will host a fundraiser for
the Bits and Spurs 4-H Club and Indian River Community College
(IRCC) Scholarship on Saturday, April 15, from 3 until 10 p.m.
Activities will include a barbecue, an Easter egg hunt on horse-
back, a regular Easter egg hunt for small children, relay races both
on and off horseback, pony rides, a Chinese auction and a horse-
shoe tournament. There will also be live entertainment. The events
are open to the public. Those bringing horses must show negative
coggins. Those who plan to bring horses are asked to call in
advance, so plans can be made to accommodate the number of
horses participating. For information, call (863) 467-2483 or (561)
Church plans sunrise services
Westside Christian Church, 8082 S.R.70 West, will hold a sun-
rise service at 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 16. Willard Delaney will be
the guest speaker and breakfast will be served at 7:45 a.m. Bible
school begins at 9 a.m. The worship hour will start at 10 a.m., with
Richard Barker preaching.
Kiwanis plan Easter breakfast
The Kiwanis Club will host its 35th annual Easter pancake
breakfast from 7 until 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 16, at the Fresh-
man Campus, 610 S.W Second Ave. The cost is a $5 donation. The
menu will consist of pancakes, homemade sausage patties, fresh
squeezed orange juice and coffee. For information, call Maureen
Burroughs at (863) 763-2225.
Church plans Easter sunrise service
The First United Methodist Church will hold Easter sunrise serv-
ices at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 16, on the banks of Lake Okee-
chobee. Seating will be limited, so please bring a chair. The offer-
ing will be given to Big Lake Missions to help them raise funds to
replace one of their vehicles.
Free tax counseling service Offered
AARP-Taxaide will be available each Monday and Tuesday
beginning through April 17 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the Ameri-
can Legion Post #62, 501 S.E. Second St. This service is a free, vol-
unteer run, tax counseling preparation service that can answer
most of the tax issues faced by middle to low income taxpayers,
with special attention to taxpayers 60 years old or older. Please
bring last year's tax return, all W-2s, 1099s, interest, dividend, bro-
ker and Social Security statements for 2005. Picture ID, Social Secu-
rity card and birth dates are required for everyone that is to be listed
on the return. A blank check for direct deposit of refund is also
required. AARP-Taxaide does not do state income tax returns. For
information, call Neile Foreman, district coordinator, at (863) 357-
Church hosting gospel sing
There will be a gospel sing at the Seventh Day Baptist Church,
S.R. 70 West beside the Douglas Health Center, on Tuesday, April
18, at 7 p.m. Featured singers will be Mary Lanier, George Rho-
den, Melissa Harden and Mabelle Singletary. Greg Douglas will
be featured on the keyboard.
Main Street Mixer is planned

A Main Street Mixer will be held Tuesday, April 18, from 5 until
7 p.m. at the Shoe Box, 3264 U.S. 441 S.
UF/IFAS plans career fair
The University of Florida/IFAS Environmental Management
Career Fair will be held Tuesday, April 18, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
at the University of Florida/IFAS Indian River Rese'arch and Edu-
cation 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 kswil-
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


The Okeechobee News, Saturday, April 15,2006

Kreiger's 'sights' set on another high finish knk-k, IarrM

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Indiana native and Okee-
chobee transplant Koby Kreiger is
on a hot streak. The professional
angler finished in third place in
the four-day Stren Southeast
Series tournament on Lake
Eufaula on March 15-18, and
earned a cool $9,000.
Kreiger seems to have a spe-
cial relationship with the Alaba-
ma lake. This was the sixth time
Kreiger' finished in the top 10 -
which includes a first place finish
- in seven years.
"I really like Lake Eufaula," stat-
ed Kreiger. "I'm a sight fisherman
and I do real well especially in the
spring. I used a blueberry lizard
and Gambler Bacon rind on all four
days of the tournament."
After his finish at Eufaula,
Kreiger headed to Beaver Lake in
Rogers, Ark., to try his luck in the
April 5-8 FLW tourney.
His luck continued to hold with
an eighth place finish that earned
him $24,000 and boosted his
career earnings to $469,515.
Kreiger has fished 130 events on
the Wal-Mart FLW Tour since 1996.
He's won three and placed among
the top 10 in 26 tourneys.
On the first day of competition
on the beautiful Arkansas lake,
Kreiger brought in five fish weigh-
ing 15.13 lbs. to put him in second
place behind Jeffrey Thomas of
Broadway, N.C., who hadl6.10 lbs.

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Submitted to Okeechobee News!Gary Hicks
Koby Kreiger showed off some of the bass that earned him
an eighth place finish and $24,000 in the FLW tour stop at
Beaver Lake, Rogers, Ark.

On day two of the four-day
event, Kreiger again brought his
limit to scale, but they only
weighed 6.02 lbs. But, that was
enough to earn him a spot in the
The top 10 anglers from the first
two days of competition hit the
water Friday morning with their
slates wiped clean to compete in
the final two days of the tourna-
As the anglers weighed in Sat-
urday afternoon, the scales told
the story.
First place went to Shinichi
Fukae, Mineola, Texas., for his 21-

,lb. catch. He took home a check
for $200,000 for the four-day event.
The rest of the field finished in
the following order: (2) Mark
Rose, Marion, Ark., 18.2 lbs. -
$100,000; (3) Craig Powers, Rock-
wood, Tenn., 17.03 lbs. $50,000;
(4) Jeffrey Thomas, Broadway,
N.C., 14.15 lbs. $40,000; (5) Dar-
rel Robertson, Jay, Okla., 12.03 lbs.
- $30,000; (6) Mike-Wurm, Hot
Springs, Ark., 12.01 lbs. $28,000;
(7) Clifford Pirch, Payson, Ariz.,
11.14 lbs. $26,000; (8) Koby
Kreiger, Okeechobee, 11.12 Ibs. -
$24,000; (9) Toby Hartsell, Liv-
ingston, Texas., 10.08 lbs. -

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$22,000; and (10) Takahiro Omori,
Emory, Texas., 6.05 lbs. $20,000.
Kreiger is hoping to add to his
winning streak. He credits his
recent wins on the time of the year.
"I'm a sight fisherman and this
time of year from April through
June is perfect for my type of fish-
ing. It's the time of year for hitting
the spawn. The fish are either
going onto or coming off of the
beds," stated Kreiger.
With another win under his
belt, Kreiger headed for the next
stop on a schedule that will keep
him on the road until the middle of
Kreiger is practicing on Lake
Santee-Cooper in Manning, S.C.
He will begin competition against
200 other top professional anglers
in the final regular season South-
east Division tournament of the
Stren Series on April 19. The final
day of competition, if Kreiger
makes the cut, will take place on
April 22. The top prize of this tour-
nament is $60,000, and includes a
fully-rigged Ranger 519VX pow-
ered by either an Evinrude or
Yamaha outboard, Minn Kota
trolling motor, Lowrance electron-
ics and EverStart batteries plus
$10,000 in cash.
Following the stop in Manning,
Kreiger will head to Somerset, Ky.,
to compete in the Lake Cumber-
land tourney on May 3 before
heading back to Okeechobee.

Taekwondo students

advance in belt rank

Students recently tested for
belt advancement at the Russ.
Adams Taekwondo America
school on April 4 and 5.
Among those students who
advanced in rank were: Rocky

Chauhan advanced to green
belt; and Cody Raulerson,
Ricardo Sanchez, R.J. Tedders,
Samual Weaver and Sarah
Weaver advanced to senior
green belt.

Pop Warner grid
sign-ups slated
Pop Warner football and
cheerleading sign-ups will take
place at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex on April 15, May 6, May
20, June 10, June 24, July 1 and
July 15 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
* The registration fee is $75. In
order to register you must bring
the child's last report card, a cur-
rent year physical from your doc-
tor and a copy of the child's birth
For information, call co-presi-
dents James Shockley at (863)
634-3482 or Albion Crowell at
(863) 697-2576.
Summer play camp,
registrations slated,
Sign-ups for the Okeechobee
County Parks and Recreation

Department's 2006 summer play
camps will begin Monday, May 1,
at 8 a.m. at the department's new
office at the Okeechobee County
Sports Complex, 640 N.W 27th
Enrollment is limited and slots
will be filled on a first-come, first-
served basis.
Campers must be 6 to 12 years
of age.
Camps will operate Monday
through Friday, June 12 through
July 28, except for Tuesday, July 4.
Camp hours will be from 8:30
a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Camp loca-
tions are: the Douglas Brown
Community Center, the Okee-
chobee Civic Center and Central
Elementary School.
The regular camp fee is $50
per week, per participant, plus
,fees for. field. trips, and special
activities. Special rates'have been
set at $25 per week for a child onh
the reduced school lunch pro-

gram, and $10 per week for a
child on the free school lunch
program within the Okeechobee
County school system for the
2005-06 school year.
A letter of participation from
Okeechobee County school food
service must be presented at the
time of registration in order to
qualify for these special rates.
Camp fees include lunch and
an afternoon snack for each
Extended hours of 7:30-8:30
a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. will be
available at both the Civic Center
and Central Elementary for an
additional fee of $10 per week,
per student.
Agri-women's group
skeet shoot is planned
The Florida Agri-women have
'announced that'their inaugural-
skeet shoot event will take place

May 13 at Quail Creek Plantation,
1907 N.E. 224th St.
Station sponsorships and sin-
gle shooter tickets are available.
For information, call Dianne
Spann at (863) 634-3327.
Basketball camp
taking applications
Final applications are now
being evaluated for the Ten Star
All-Star Summer Basketball Camp
for boys and girls between the
ages of 10 and 19.
The camp is by invitation only.
Players from 50 states and 189
foreign countries attended the
2005 camp.
Camp locations include, but
are not limited to: Babson Park;
Gainesville, Ga.; Hickory,: N.C.;
and, Lebanon, Tenn.
For a free brochure, call (704)
373-0873 anytime.

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Reflections from the Pulpit

By Rev. Jim Hudson
Pastor, His House Fellowship
Church of the Nazarene
Recently I received the fol-
lowing as an e-mail. I thought
that is was something I would
like to pass along to everyone in
He is the First and Last. The
Beginning and the End! He is the
keeper of Creation, and the Cre-
ator of all! He is the Architect of
the universe, and the Manager of
all times.
He always was, He always is,
and He always will be Unmoved,
Unchanged, Undefeated, and
never Undone!
He was bruised, and brought
healing! He was pierced, and
eased pain! He was persecuted,
and brought freedom! He was
dead, and brought life! He is
risen and brings power! He
reigns, and brings Peace! The
world can't understand Him, the

armies can't defeat Him, the
schools can't explain Him, and
the leaders can't ignore Him.
Herod couldn't kill Him, the
Pharisees couldn't confuse Him,
and the people couldn't hold
Him. Nero couldn't crush Him.
Hitler couldn't silence Him.
The New Age can't replace
Him, and Donahue can't explain
Him away!
He is light, love, longevity,
and LORD. He is goodness, kind-
ness, gentleness, and God. He is
holy, righteous, mighty, power-
ful, and pure. His ways are right.
His word is eternal. His will is
unchanging, and His mind. is on
me. He is my redeemer. He is my
Savior. He is my guide, and He is
my peace!
He is my joy. He is my com-
fort. He is my LORD, and he
rules my life! I serve Him
because His bond is love. His
burden is light, and His goal for
me is abundant life. I follow Him
because He is the wisdom of the

Okeechobee News/Helen Chason
Imperfections accepted
This message from the Okeechobee Church of Christ denotes
that imperfections are expected, but can be overcome.

Okeechobee NeWs/Pete Gawda
Heavenly arithmetic
The Gathering shows us how God performs addition.

Okeechobee News/Helen Chason
Rays of laughter
Encouragement to find humor in everyday life comes from
His House Fellowship Church of the Nazarene.

AP Photo/Purwowiyoto
Carrying crosses
Devotees carry bamboo crosses during a Good Friday
procession in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia, Friday,
April 14, 2006. Hundreds of people took part In the pro-
cession commemorating the crucifixion of Christ.

wise, the power of the powerful.
The Ancient of Days. The
Ruler of Rulers. The Leader of
Leaders. The overseer of the
over comers, and the sovereign
LORD of all that and is and is to
come, and if that seems impres-
sive to you, try this for size His
goal is a relationship with ME!
He will never leave me, never
forsake me, never mislead me,
never forget me never overlook
me, and never cancel my
appointment in His appointment
When I fall, He lifts me up!
When I fail, He forgives! When I
am weak, He is strong! When I
am lost, He is the way!
When I am afraid, He is
courage! When I stumble, He
steadies me! When I am hurt, He
heals me! When I am broken,
He mends me! When I am blind,
He leads me! When I am hungry,
He feeds me. When I face trial,
He is with me! When I face, per-
secution, He shields me! When I

face problems, He comforts me!
When I face loss, He provides for
me! When I face death, He car-
ries me HOME! He is everything
for everybody, everywhere,
every time, and every way. He is
GOD. He is faithful. I am His, and
He is mine! Our Father in heaven
can whip the father of this world,
so, if you're wondering why I
feel so secure, understand this,
He said it and that settles it. God
is in control. I am on His side
that means all is well with my
Tomorrow is Easter. It is the
day that we celebrate our Lord's
coming out of the tomb. He
arose from the grave. He is alive!
He is alive, ever able to walk
with us, to talk with us, and to
meet our every need. Today we
have His promise. The grave is
not our final resting place. We
too shall be resurrected to live
with Him for all of eternity.

Religion Briefs
To the community, churches and our people; Fountain of Life
Church would like to extend much gratitude and thanks for mak-
ing our dedication service on March 26, 2006 such a special day.
Your contributions were a great blessing to this day of worship
and fellowship. Thank you and may God richly bless each and
everyone of you.

Church's name is changed
Parrott Avenue Christian Church is now known as the Westside
Christian'Church of Okeechobee, and is located at 8082 S.R. 70 W.
The minister is Richard Barker and the Associate Minister is Willard
Delaney. Sunday services begin at 10 a.m., while Sunday Bible
School starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday night prayer meetings begin at 6
p.m. A nursery is provided. For information, call (863) 467-2278.

Westside Christian to hold Sunrise Services
Westside Christian Church, 8082 S.R.70 West, will hold a sunrise
service at 7 a.m., Sunday, April 16. Willard Delaneywill be the guest
speaker and breakfast will be served at 7:45. Bible school begins at
9 a.m. with the worship hour starting at 10 a.m. with Richard Bark-
er preaching.

Church offering special Easter eggs
Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W. 10th St., will be taking
orders for their annual chocolate peanut butter eggs for Easter. Call
(863) 763-4654 to place your order.

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

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

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 14 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 hosting Easter egg hunt
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will
hold their annual Easter egg hunt Saturday, April,15, at 10 a.m. The
children of Okeechobee and their parents are invited to take part in
the activities and have lunch. Everyone should bring their own bas-

Church plans Easter sunrise service
The First United Methodist Church will hold Easter sunrise serv-
ices at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 16, on the banks of Lake Okee-
chobee. Seating will be limited, so please bring a chair. The offering
will be given to Big Lake Missions to help them raise funds to
replace one of their vehicles.

Church hosting gospel sing
There will be a gospel sing at the Seventh Day Baptist Church,
S.R. 70 West beside the Douglas Health Center, on Tuesday, April
18, at 7 p.m. Featured singers will be Mary Lanier, George Rhoden,
Melissa Harden and Mabelle Singletary. Greg Douglas will be fea-
tured on the keyboard.

Church hosting gospel group
Believer's Fellowship Church, 300 S.W Sixth Ave., will host a
gospel sing featuring New Ground on Sunday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m.
For information, call Mickie Slayton at (863) 467-6654.

Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church
Sunday school 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Meal 5:45 p.m. Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
3 Linda Rd. (BHR) (863) 357-6500
Pastor David Robertson

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We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
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or Amstel Light, 12-oz bot. or
Heineken or Amstel Light, 12-oz can
(12-Pack Newcastle Brown Ale,
12-oz bot. ... 12.99)

Land 0 Lakes
Sweet Cream
Butter ................215.00
Light Salted, Salted or Unsalted Sweet,
4-sticks, 16-oz box
SAVE UP TO 1.38 ON 2

Gatorade Thirst
Quencher............ 35.00
Assorted Varieties, 64-oz bot.
SAVE UP TO 2.50 ON 3

Publix Premium
Ice Cream ............
Assorted Varieties, half-gal ctn.
SAVE UP TO 2.38 ON 2


Prices effective Thursday, April 6 through Saturday, April 15, 2006.
Only in the Following Counties: Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River,
Okeechobee and Monroe. Prices not effective at Publix Sabor. Quantity Rights Reserved.


10 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, April 15,2006

Ron Staley

Broker Assoc. ~ 863-697-6221

Very nice 3Bd/1Ba CBS home on 1/2 acre in Dixie Ranch Acres. Great place to live. Large DWMH with add-on. New carpet through-
Nice yard with mature trees. Roof two years old. $185,000. .Call out. Many improvements, beautiful trees, large lot. Only $159,900.
Carol Stalev at 863-447-1231.. Call Ron Staley at 863-697-6221.

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26 unit mobile home park, over look net income. Call
office for more details.
4 unit mobile home park on 441 S.E. & Rim Canal.
Seawall, boat docks, boat ramp. Only $400K.
2/2 in Blue Cypress Golf & RV Resort. Carpor-F, covered
boat parking, shed, landscaped and all park amenities.
Only $125K.
3/2 DWMH on 4.5+/- acres. In great condition with
shed and fenced yard. Can be spilt for another house.
Only $300K.
New 3/2 DWMH on 1/2 acre east of town. Never lived
in. Asking only $139,900.
New 3/2 CBS house in Basswood. 2 to choose from.
125x125 lot. $1,000 appliance pkg. included. $155,900.
2/2 in Dixie Ranch on 1 acre. Land could possibly be
split for another home. New roof &.ext. paint. $170K.
Three 5+-/- acre tracts in Country Hills. $200-225K.
William Jason Tomlinson, Lic. Real Estate Broker

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Nice singlewide mobile home with add on in Taylor Creek Isles with LAKE
ACCESS. Seawall and dock with gazebo, nice back yard with mature trees.
$169,000. Call Carol Staley at 863-447-1231.
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Great Commercial Lot, 3/4+/- acre with 160' on very busy SE Hwy.
441 and 110' on Rim Canal. Next to VFW. Asking $575,000. Call
Ron 863-697-6221.

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909 S. Parrott Ave., Suite L Okeechobee, FL 34974
Bill Marcum, Associate
863-763-0011 Fax 863-467-7264
3Bd '2Ba doublew-ide
12000 Home-s ,ot leriti
S, 1296ft h\ing area. I acre
homesite Front creenred
i N porch, back open porch.
S' applances. SWI lth W\ay
S Ousley Estates. Immediate
..... __, _-- "_.. .. .. occupancy. $150,000.
3Bd.'2Ba CBS home
with split floor plan.
Stainless, steel
appliances dining room
Terrace. Near E\ rglades

3Bd:. 2Ba trame home (on
f 54 acre-. Lazy Ranch

-Ipa. Landscaped tor pni-
Vac) Fenced and cross
fenced tor animal-..
3.6 ACRE 1homesite SW 77th TetO 7 Ranch Acres. Fenced.
NORTH COUNTRYACREAGE: 5 acres, 20 acres, 21 acres, 26 acres. All
remote. Mostly wooded. Good investment property.

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Lake access waterfront DWMH, 3Bd/2Ba, family room, Community. Home has all the features you NEW! NEW! NEW LISTING! details, 634-5588.
screened porch, sep. dining room, sep. living room, car- expect. Refreshing tile foyer, carpet bedrooms, See this Lakefront custom Manufactured home RIVER OAK ACRES: Very rare airstrip vacant lot in upscale
port (2 car), 2 sheds, seawall, back (chain link fence). light interior/high ceilings. Master Suite w/lux- with apartment and 3 entrances. Call Pat 634-5588. neighborhood. Beautiful geared lot. Oak trees, High & dry.
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2Bd / 2Ba home located in J&S Estate, 1 car garage, zoned), fenced, pole barn/22, Wooley shed, utility bldg. Madray Home in Taylor Creek Isles. Corner lot, 24 +/- acres with large modem CBS home & new DWMH
heated in-ground pool (Solar 1,000 ft. piping w/bath & 220 elect/laundry, 1988 Bomber Bass boat, 1990 3Bd/2Ba w/Fla. room, ex-large utility room. plus various outbuildings. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
w/aux. 175,000 BTU heater, water filter system, Dodge Van. Property grounds cleared foot paths. Palms, Fishermen take notice Just 5 minutes to taylor 50 acres cleared. Call Pat 634-5588.
work-out room, sprinkler system. (#90065) oaks, pines. Kiss. River boat ramp within sight. (#90594) Creek Locks! (#90748) 1.25 acres in Viking. Asking $35,900. Call Pat 634-5588.

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Okeechobee, FL 34972
Office 863-763-3566
Linda Thornton Cell 561-252-8383
Craig Eaton Cell 863-697-0964
Jim Pippin Cell 863-634-6134
Ruthi Pippin Cell 863-634-1503

J. Nathan Pippin, Lic. Real Estate Broker, Julie Turner Cell 863-697-1649
SL Ce t Rme. R.ei E~ Appriem RD4501 No One Knows The Country Like We Do'
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#90469 100 x 142.5 Multifamily Building Site in Okeechobee City Limits.
#89915 86' x 286' Single Family Building Site in Okeechobee City Limits.
# 89186 75' x 110' Waterfront Building Site in Treasure Island. Dock &
Seawall included. $139,900
#90852 1.25 acre Viking lot on a canal. $35,000
#90368 1.25 acre Viking lot in Section 22. $50,000
#90629 New/Pre Construction 3/2/1 in Basswood. Buyer needs construc-
tion financing. $166,900
#90027 Waterfront 3/2 CBS home in Okeechobee Estates w/ pool. $249,000
#90042 Waterfront 3/2 SWMH includes seawall & dock. Home is dose to
Taylor Creek. $199,000
#90044 Waterfront 2/1.5 home in Treasure Island. Seawall & Dock.
#90043 Waterfront 2/2 DWMH in Taylor Creek Isles. $225,000
#90522 Waterfront 3/2 DWMH in Taylor Creek Isles w/ many extras!!!

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Request....Don Renfranz .
REALTOR Taylor Creek Real Estate
Cell:. 863-634-4596 Home: 863-467-2930

ROOM TO ROAM! Full 3/2 with 2-car
garage plu- detached garage/shop, all on
almo-t an acre in Dixie Ranch Acres!
Immaculate block house includes Florida
room, laundry, central vac! Delightfully
Iarid.capcd' A little bit ot r ounn-v ,uz.t"
mi. NW ot ton.% nl $295,000.

block construction with 2 screened patios
and a Florida Room overlooking the
water! Vaulted living room ceilings, 2-car
garage, metal roof, Nu-Air insulated win-
doi', ;Ec- unrri --_tem Ilie; ne.ghbor.
hood' $279,0001

Price Reduced
3 Bd, 2 Ba DWMH .home with an open floor
plan. New appliances with stainless steel
refrigerator. Community Access to Taylor
rnl, (too acn

Fisher Men's Delight "
This 3bd, 2ba home has hook up for mobile Buckhead Ridge
home. 50ft boat house with lift, Pontoon Boat 3bd, 2ba DWMH, Lake Access with covered
included. Located,in, Taylor Creek, this large Boat Dock. Enjoy the Back Porch overlook-
home has 3 porches to view the waterfront. ing the water. Ready to move in! Asking:
Asking: $275,000. \ $199,0000..

S. ;

Ranch Style Beautiful and Fully Furnished
3bd, 3 ba. Home on two lots, heated 2005 2bd, 2baDWMH, fully furnished with Investment Opportunity
inground poll with covered patio. New furniture. Open Floor Plan. This is a Duplex for Sale. 2bd. 2ba. 1 car garage on
Chamaring family room, with pecky must see, located in Buckhead Ridge. Ready each side. Each side can be sold separately
cypress cabinets & trim. Large home with to move in all you need to bring is your for $115,000 or buy them together. Good for
open floor plan. Asking: $270,000. toothbrush! Asking: $125,000. a young family or Investor. Call today !

"iest prices aroe Ion I gO ualltyacreagel"
Lot #7 $220,000 Seller Financedl
Lot #13 $253,000 Sellor FInancedl
Lot #17 $253,000 Seller Financed.
Lot #1 $300,000 Seller Flnencedll

* #90444 "Sun and Country" Delightful 5+ acre vacant parcel for conforming doublewide
or house Nice blend of land types and trees!.Ft. Drum area easy to get to from Hwy. 441 N.
$105,0001 .
* #89201 4+ ACRES WITH HWY. 78 WEST FRONTAGEI Zoned AC, mostly cleared!
POTENTIAL AT $450,000.
* #90771 ISLES WATERFRONT IMPROVED VACANT LOT! All "debris" gone no clear-
ing expenses! Brand new seawall Dock with existing hoist! Conforming new doublewide
or house OKI Existing water account included $162,500.
or more? And it's a nice one with power line!l We have map and directions to get to it at
15784 NV 262nd Strettl $5LUST $34.9001

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Hazellief & Prevatt
JRealty Inc.
al.1200 S. Parrott 763-2104
Specialists On Groves, Ranches & Acreage

Woodland Park Shining Like A New Penny!
3bd,2ba Florida home. 'Enjby the outdoors Lake access, new 2005 DWIVMH in Treasure
by .itting in one of the'2 -screened porches. Island. Enjoy waterfront hard roofed screened
Ov er 2 100 sprt living space for your family. porch, upgraded appliances, grand open floor
Asking: luI '50. plan for easy entertaining. Only: $179,900I

3Bd/2Ba townhouses, 2
bedrooms and one bath
upstairs. Open floor plan
down stairs., Community
clubhouse aifrdl 'pool. Two
town houses for sale.
$152,500 Each

Almost new waterfront 3/2/2 with new roof,
thermonepane windows, upgraded appli-
ances and screened waterfront patio with
heated Jacuzzi. Just Bursting with pride. To
many amenities to list. Asking: $329,000.

Taylor Creek Isles
Turnkey furnished- 2BR 2 BA waterfront
M,'H with carport, boat ramp. covered dock
-with boat litt. 20" Suncruise Pontoon.
Asking: $195,000.

Home on 1 Acre
2004 Homes of Merit,
3BD, 2BA. With wrap-
around decking. Kitchen
and family room combi-
nation. Located 6n 1 Acre.
Asking: $241,500.

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p, aiU unT.rutr.- p.oul b.ailip dt.ho.iue .hu!. secluded, wooded w/pine & oak trees, Ponds,
i.. t.ud cali h dCeriar, .i p. d,,:.,- ul r,l 'r,,, net e I ha' ra e piac.e .fldlifea .ll ic-.r.d fur -
l.ilaU Jn rctcirat.r, hall '.,.,. p',:'o, F|,L F'", ru-hed .,o .,j i,., td'.c *,h : _-r n-, IP Ecelletri
mure o .-:r.r'-nD i llluri -r.-l '.ie ti., [hE n lhC-i ut.orch'i lc%'4"4i
* LOOKING TO BUY OR SELL PROPERTY? Stop Dy and one of our agents will be
glad to assist you.
* LOTS & ACREAGE AVAILABLE: Dixie Ranch. Basswood Treasure island Palm
Ranh. Country Hills. Darmk Hammock. Sherman Wood Ranches arid Vilkna


i ?Pperps Of Okeechobee Realty, Inc.


~~Broker-Manapr $Spaphanie Rowlery .-
Kxathy Godwvin EMTUssoiaCds ValeAnn Wa Ward 634-73M2 Barbara Ask 634 -3652 -Barrbara McClel~ran 634-7.547 Cliurk Gillespie 697-1451 -BillyHfilJr. 634-0516
Lic. R.E. Broken Baribiirg Coleman 4fi40148 Pam Molrrby 467-F1769 erri Hill 634-4796 Is~iterAfackU Q63-9783 Karam McLean 034-.5949.
Robeart.-Bob'Brakkc 467-5336 o .heryl Byird 634-*3574- imt at. eari61D-M44.I-rJohnGadain 61"-152 *KnirFaster 634-3803
863-655-2122 Sandra-Watson 4114-M29 *Mamia Barber 634-1229 D avi ews (i4-655*MsAnHancock 447M24
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JeL-;r-5--:=I-S-I.5\-i% Fie roon, addt &ex\tra itorag._ Pri;dir,ECBS home',,th3Bd '2a-'ra in SW
fenced pa; ed dr' e c carport ,. after *.trio.n %.if t i,; r. Ne.. rcot and large maa.
2 2 i\.i-1H F a room attached carport Remodeled rEcrt l\ Carpet ar.d in', I Floor- ,.st Ca.H. ruit li'ee. lchaniink ienc.:. rt suite. ceranic toe and carper screened d
ng. Walher rta- Oiutbuildng Rela\ in the hadefromr marr \ ak tre. i-i Home .a:c.irt -%iem Read, [:to moe in E.,' L por i, prinkJer .,stem and much riure'
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o t.t~drvomc. Hb.rIh .-.n comer 11or .rprcrE .m,onal 1% ,ndc,% tv ltmiurnr-. C.,rper, NE ro'ort ',In 61. G c.,a i m n tor :cm- In.rorrAlip nc,:u -".11) (jl e o
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2/1 MOBILE HOME witn nice screened In home minutes from BHR mrins 412 5 or 3/2 wlit office OUSLEY ESTATES SWEETHEART 3/2 DWMH coulaej4/2 5 rNEWroof, new e-erlorpalrit vERf SWEET
porch with patio. Needs a little TLC but two car garage, sep. workshop (10x20), Meticulous land- On captive lake, on one acre. 15x20 addition, dou- NEW wood laminate throughout first floor, NEW berber car.
has' potentlal.Listing # 204A Asking escaping and gracious screen room on water, $325,000. ble carport, workshop, fruit trees, Excellent choice pet upstairs. Located atthe endof a street, perfectforyoung
$79 000 Call Sharon at 863-634-6241 MOTIvATEDI #214B Call Lor 8636334-1457 # 213B Call Lori 863-634-1457 ,:hlidrenl #219,000 228 Call Lori863.634.1457

A__112_ REDUCED PRICEII 2000 DWMH On A 1/2 acre
ARMED WITH CHARMI 3,2 SWVMH NEW CONSTRUCTION, 3Bd,'2Ba, 1 car lot in Four Seasons Estates 3/2 with large REDUCED Oueli Eas tioe Cuiaesac
w/extra room for an office/den PLUS a garage, tile_& carpet flooring, appliance pack- master bedroom. Handy shed In backyard for Exceptional 3/2 DWMH on acre, NEW kitchen,
very nice addition with hot tub & Ig. win- age, close to shopping, schools & public boat storage. Just minutes from town! Listing # 201 30X12 Screen rodm, 20X48 workshop for all your
dows. Garage/workshop. This Is a must ramp. On a .25 acre landscaped lot. Only A. Asking $149,000.Call Sharon for more Infor- hobbles. Beautiful plants. $138,000 #218 call Lorl
sell $159,900. Call Sheryl 634-1343. $250 000. #201C & 201D. Call Mark 634-6999. nation. 863-634-6241. 634-1457 MAKE OFFER.
ORANGE BLOSSOM RANCHES: Great homesite, Corner lot 105 X 105 (102 St & 3 Terr.)
Homes only. $29,000. Call Lori 634-1457
BIG "0 RV PARK, Total of six lots for sale. Three are side by side. Waterfront community,
pool, clubhouse, activities year round. Only $30,000 ea, Call Lori 863-634-1457
3Bd/2,Ba CBS, close to lake, Taylor Creek Isles, BASSINGER area 1.82 acre homesite on corner, Many Beautiful trees.Well, culvert, Located
WANT A PROPERTY ON THE WATER AND possible 4th bedroom or office, Big Fla. room on corner of 700A and 203 Ave. #113 MOTIVATED-MAKE OFFER! $75,000 REDUCED Call
NEAR THE LAKE? Well this Is It, older DWMH w/gorgeous view, screened room with Jacuzzill Lori 634-1457,
In great condition, Concrete Seawall and con- Concrete seawall, dock w/boat slip, concrete DELIGHTFUL KEY WEST CABIN In BHR, 2/2 home, 162 ft waterfront, seawall, boathouse,
create Boathouse with loads of storage, drive, carport, hurricane shutters, 2 sheds. Asking workshop, fruit trees, garden, deck, screen porch, beautiful landscaping In every detail.Blmlnl
$238,000. Call Bill Todayl 634-6797. $269,900, This one won't last! Call for appt. shutters-CHARMINQI #203C $259,000 Call Lorl 634-1457. .

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i.aei placc High chime north,' -uuiLh atti~c ihrough [hecor, pr,:,d. &ar,,,-nukr iddi.
ri,.na! c-iq--aiEr4. along 1, 1&it!g-,5uh r and /rtc-na cli/En/,,liz Lhtc,,d .u /i r.:-or.,iiA tan
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3 '2 D\VMHi overlooking captive lake located in Talior Creek Isles. Master
bath has i.'hirlpool garden tub and separate sho.wer, large convertedcbackl
porch. Furnishings are less than 2 yr- old. full hst i-. on tile I#9I1-C2i
Mose B. joiner Licensed Real Eslate Broker

Don Renfranz, Inc.'s
Taylor Creek Real Estate
.r, .,,,-.- .4,.,-.. ,. 1881 U S Highway 441 S E. Oeechobee, FL 34974
,n i ,,3- '.%'- .. .: Prhone 14 )76Y-"312 Fa l613)' 63-7317

FRONT TRAILERI People are buying-up INSIDE! Big 75 x 115' shady lot for this
older trailers like this 1981 singlewide on Monoco 2 bdrm / 1-and-a-half bath trail-
65x100' seawalled Buckhead lot! Existing elr Plain Jane outside-Prima Donna
trailer is probably repairable to use interiors! Great snowbird rest or week-
(goodi), but being sold mainly as a lot for end retreat! Small canal in backyard
your new Glades-conforming home or (fish?!?l)! ASKING $135,0001 WE WILL
trailer! $129,900 1 SUBMIT YOUR OFFERI

AT BACKYARDI Lake-access waterfront Resort "Park" model with ground-level
1979 dbl wide w/addition FPam. rm, 2 addition totals 2 bedrooms! Furnished,
porches, 2 baths, dining area, carport, shed! Your own warranty deed with
extra room at back! There is hurricane condo-type ownership Maintenance less
damage (roof, ceilings, etc.)! PRICED than $100 a month[ ENJOYi PRICE TO
LOW TO SELL "AS IS" AT $175,0001 SELL AT $69,500 1


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, April
14, through Thursday, April 20,
are as follows:
Theatre I -"Ice Age 2" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Bench Warmers"
(PG-13} Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Theatre III "Scary Movie 4"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
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-


Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a dif-
feience in the lives of others?
Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary has,
many opportunities of service for
adults seeking volunteer work.
Volunteer as little as four hours a
week or as many as 20 hours.
Morning or afternoon shifts are
available. Many opportunities cur-
rently exist and new programs to
begin soon. Please contact the
lobby desk at Raulerson Hospital
for a Volunteer Application. For
information, call (863) 763-2151,
ext. 3312. The hospital's Volun-
teen Program (ages 14-17) begins
in June.

Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., Eng-
lish as second language classes,
Monday -Wednesday fromr,,a,nm.
until noon, adult bagsgi educa-
tior GED, Monday through Tbigrs-
day from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m.;One-Stop, 123 S.W Park St.,
adult basic education/GED, Mon-
day through Friday, from 8 a.m.
until noon; Yearling Middle
School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, Eng-
lish as a second language classes,
Monday through Wednesday,
from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thurs-
day from 6 until 8 p.m.

Library hosting
computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooper-
ative is a six library cooperative
serving Highlands, Hardee, DeSo-
to and Okeechobee counties. 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 comput-
er lab to each location four times
per month to teach computer
classes. 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 com-
puter clean and how to send pic-
tures. You may also contact your
local libraries for these same class-
es. In Okeechobee, call (863) 763-
3536 or contact Gabriell Turner,
information tech trainer, at

Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child
Find helps find and identify chil-
dren up to 21 years of age who
may need special education serv-

ices. The primary focus is on 3-
and 4-year-old children not yet in a
school setting. Child Find provides
free screenings on speech and lan-
guage, development, vision, and
hearing. For information, contact
Debbie Wagner at (800) 358-8525.

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from
6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.


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Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals ISO
In Memorlam 125
Found 130
Lot Saturda 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Perhonalse 150
Special Noticeer 155
900 NBuybers 1Prem60

Has moved from
Frdady to Saturday night at
ShvicofKissime Club on Rt 78 at 6 pm
Items: Fishing Items, Antiques
& CoRlectabe's, Household
Merchandise, Tools & Misc...
1 Highwayman painting.
Del Helton/Auctioneer

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10% Buyers Premium

CAT: Lost, LARGE male. All
black w/red collar. Lost in
vic. of Kissimee River, 70 W.
Missed! (863)634-9245
Brown w/Tennessee Vo0s col-
lar. 35th Ave. (behind Brew-
ski's). Missed, (863)634-8674

BEAGLES (2) to good home,
must have fenced yard,
spayed, good w/kids & other
animals (863)634-2191
DOG- small female, mixed
breed, spayed, hsebrk, good
w/kids & other animals.

PONTOON BOAT: 2005, 20 Ft,
Sweetwater, 60 hp Yamaha 4
stroke w/300 hrs. on both. Still
under factory warrantee. Ex-
tended warrantee avail. Porta
potty. $12,500 863-467.0658
WINDOWS, (5), forlida
Room, (863)467-8830
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
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clean up a breezel

April 14th-15th, 8am-?,
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Okeechobee, Fri., 4/14 &
Sat., 4/15, 8am til 3pm,
5277 NW 30th St., Baby
Clothes, Maternity Clothes,
Women's Business Clothes
& Children's Wear, Furniture.
At Cypress Hut Flea Market.
4701 Hwy 441 SE.
Lots of Garage Sale Items &
Vendors At Cypress Hut Flea
Market Every Fri., Sat. &
Sun., 8am-4pm

Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sale. 230

w/Min. 3 yrs. exp.
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW,
Good pay, Benefits, 401 K.

pay depending on drop sites.
863-467-4411 Before 4pm.
Needed Full Time or Part Time.
Call 863-467-6377
Experienced MatureTeachers
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & P/T positions
avail., Great pay, working envi-
ronment & benefits

w/COL License
Work inHendry andr
LaBelle Counties.
Must pass drug test and have
transportation to job site.
Pay based on experience.
Cal packs: 321-452-3190
E-mail: scci@
Palm Harbor Homes Is ac-
cepting applications for in-
dividuals to perform punch
out and warranty service
on our new homes. Earn
$40K + annually. Excel-
lent benefits. Truck &
tools provided. Bldg trade
exp a plus, but not re-
quired. On-the-job training
positions are also
available. Fax resume to:
813-759-2065 or call
1-800-729-4363, ext 611.
Shirley's Personal
Care, Services.
Now taking applications for
Home Health Aides &
,Certified Nursing Assistants.
Please call (863)467-6399
P/T + Evenings
Up to 20 hrs wkly. Must be
Responsible, Reliable, have
own transportation. Leave
message @ 863-634-4089
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips
Part time & full time,

f Local cleaning
company seeking
employees. GOOD PAY.
3 Shifts, 3:30pm-llpm,
4-11pm, 5-11prm. Mon. -
Fri., 1 Sat, per mo. day-
time. Must have valid FL
DL. trans. to & from
work, no criminal record,
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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

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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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.

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North



SOkeechobee News

The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL TIME circulation
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time-qff-program- ..

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:


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

Drug Free Workplace E.O.E.


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 DFWR

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

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

Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people

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purchase something
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Attention college students:
Looking for a summer job? In-
ternships are available at the
Clewiston News, Glades
County Democrat and The Sun
newspapers. Learn about the
journalism business while
gaining work experience. Writ-
Ing and photography skills re-
guired. Computer skills a plus.
Mail resume and references

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

The Clewiston News, Glades
County Democrat and The Sun
newspapers are looking for
writers and photographers,
part or full time, to cover local
events. If you are enjoy attend-
ing community events and
aren't shy about asking ques-
tions, this could be the job for
you. Interested applicants
should email resume,owriting
samples and references to

Your next Job could be In
today's classifteds. Did
von look for It?

Attention teachers: Looking for
a part-time work or a summer
job? The Glades County
Democrat, Clewiston News
and The Sun newspapers are
looking for part-time writers
and photographers. Interested
applicants please email re-
sume, writing samples and ref-
erences to:

year old & 5 year old. Call
(863)697-1007 for details.
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classified

HELP NEEDED: Saturday &
Sunday a must. Contact
Barbara at (863)763-4114

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

WANTED: Retired Crafts Man
to take care of rental proper-
ties, in exchange for Water-
front Rental. (863)467-8683

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

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

Case Manager
(Brighton Reservation)

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


Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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

Services !

ChliCrerseded 410
Chld Care Offered41
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over

*Seamless Aluminum
Lc.,# OCSL2732-.01

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

When doing those chores
Is doing you In, It's time
to look for a helper In
the classified.

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


Air Conditioners 505
Ant jues 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

A/C WALL UNITS- 2, 5000
BTU's, Works well, $130. or
will separate.
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659
room, $175.
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $100-.

BARBER CHAIR, Antique, Mfg.
by Emil J. Padair Co. Pat #
1594408-1594409. Good
cond. $800 (863)697-0328
antique, great for decoration
store or farm, $2500
er, Runs great, Good batts,
$800 Or best offer. Tom
863-467-7500 days

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Competitive Pay

Medical Insurance

401K Savings Plan

Paid Vacations

CALL (863)763-2158

(100) wooden, $75

$50, (863)675-2404 after
White, Good condition.
$100. (863)675-3356
RANGE- 30" Whirlpool, self
cleaning $100
Sz. "Philco". Runs very good.
Keep your beer / soda ice
cold. $60 (863)467-9877
good condition. $150.
WASHER & DRYER- Stacked,
Kenmore, full size, Model #
110 88 7627993, $250
(863)675-2392 LaBelle
WASHER- Kenmore, $75

1-9X2X13.5FT, 1
9x2X15.5FT, 5 2X2X8FT Up-
rights $150 (863)467-8830
21" Marble, w/sink & faucet.
$30. (863)763-8548.,
assembled walls & 4x8x10
roof panels. $800.
(772)579-1322 Okee.
TRUSSES (17) POLES 16' (6)
ASKING $1000 for all
"Smith Corona". Coronamatic
2500. Excellent condition. $65
neg. (863)467-9877
WINDOWS, Vinyl, For Screen
Porch. All tinted. (5) 49x78,
(5) 58x82 (1) Glass window
52x63. $500 (863)357-0201

PETER RABBIT Baby Carriage,
Cosco, Never used $50 or
best offer (863)467-2474
SASSY SEAT: Infant/Toddler,
$20. (863)763-6131

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

Deck, 1992 over 3000 mint
cond., $45 (863)697-8547
Merry Wanderer, Apple Tree
Boy, Just Resting (handle
broke) $225 (863)801-3344
(1041 Sets) asking $2500

LAP TOP, Compaq Armada
E500, 40gb, DVD Player, CD
Burner & much more, $550.
(863)227-0263 anytime
Player, CD Burner, disquette
w/many extras, exc. cond.,
$650. (863)227-0263
LAPTOP- 15", Absolute the top
of the line Durabook. Military
spec's Modem, router, Lthr
case. $1399. 863-983-7751

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

BEDROOM SUITE, white dbl,
w/1 6-drawer dresser and 1
w/3drawer night stand, $100
or best offer (863)675-3659
BR SUITE- 9 pc Broyhill, king
size, white washed oak,
lighted hdbd & bkshlvs, enter
cab $500 (863)261-1932
CHAIR, Small, Upholstered
multi colored Swivel, Ideal
for RV $30. (863)467-8432

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
DACHSHUND, Male, 6 months
old. Indoor Dog. Pure Bred.
$375. For more info. please
call (863)763-3349
spayed, 3yrs old, To good
home only $50
PUPPIES, AKC, $350. each.
black headed, one red head-
ed, + lyr old baby in Ig
cage $550 (863)843-2495
ZEBRA FINCH'S: w/Cage. $20.
(863)675-3032 after 5pm.

good shape. $100
$60. (863)763-0486 After
DINETTE TABLE w/2 chairs,
excellent condition, $20
wood. 4 chairs & 1 bench.
Seats 6, $100. or best offer.
DINING TABLE Drop leaf sol-
id wood, circa 1950's. $100
(863) 467-7676
Entertainment Center, 2 pc.
Lighted w/ secretaries desk,
shelves, etc. Must see to ap-
preciate. $250 863)763-3423
Solid Wood. Very nice. $55
KING BED SET- headboard,
dresser w/mirror, 2 n.stands,
2 black floor lamps, $250
MEXICAN BAR Light green
wood w/ overhead stem
glass holder. $150.
QUEEN BED- light wood, Sea-
ly Post matt, dresser w/mir-
ror, chest, 2 nite stands
$1300 (863)763-9410
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 after 6pm
ing, cream w/black bkgrd.
5'x2', $100 for both.
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.

BENCH & BARBELL set, ad-
justable bench w/leg exts,
400# iron weights, weight
rack, $175. 863-805-0272.
new, has leg extension, paid
over $2000, will sell for
$800. (863) 467-7676
200# on guides, change wt.
with peg. $35. Call

Treadmill,IDC motor, $75
phone (8631763-7072

EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made in Hong
Kong 24K, 100yr old. $450
neg. (863)634-9620 Okee

TOR- Digital, Wrist, Brand
new. Never been used.
$39.99 (863)467-1120
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,
1.dbl comforter, flat & fitted
sheets, pillow, cases, shams
& 1 dbl bed skrt $50
very little. Like new $100.
Steel double sink fish clean-
ing station. 5' long $125.

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.

AQUARIUM- 55 gal w/stand,
$175 (863)467-9298 or
BABY GEESE (4) LaBelle area
$40 will separate.
male, complete w/tank,
stand & access. $250

16 Qkeechobee News, Saturday, April 15, 2006

RABBIT- Rex, week, Female
$10. (863)675-4981 Labelle

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

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

With attachments $25.

KARATE PADS- approx. 10,
Great shape. $1 50.
Garage / Outdoors. Holds Bas-
ket Balls, Baseballs / Bats. Etc.
$20 (863)634-5038 .
TRAMPOLINE- asking $75

DUAL SPKRS, 2, 12", in plexy
glass/wood box, 4 chrome
ports & blue light hit flash-
ers. $200 (863)634-7098.
per tuner car stereo, $150
863)763-7036 or
863)697-8906 Paul or Jen

Model R15, Excellent condi-
tion. $55. (863)675-3944
TOSHIBA- 31" w/remote
$200. neg. (863)634-9620
.Okee area
TV, 13", Color & VCR Player.
?.uih are like brand new. $65.
for both, will sep.
VCR, Emerson: $20.

COMPRESSOR- Small, $25.
as is. (863)843-0079
new $50 or best offer
GENERATOR, 2 1350 watts,
gas, B/S engine, Onan 6.3 two
cylinder, propane. $500 for
both, will sep. (863)697-9704
GENERATOR: Craftsman,
3600 watt, 4 gal., 7.0hp,
5300 surge watts. Still in
box. $500. (863)763-9527
MIG WELDER, Hobart 175,
with cart, exc. cond., $400.

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

Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplles/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

TACK- $1500 (863)467-1421
OR (863)269-1316
bik/white, asking $850
SADDLE- 13" All around, Used
4 times, out grown, Like new
$250. (863)261-1932
Your new car could be In
today's paper. Have you
looked fnr It?

MTD CLASSIC- 46" cut, needs
lower deck & battery, $100
HOUSE 28 units w/telescop-
ing pole. $75.
PUSH MOWER- Briggs &
Stratton, 5.0 HP, Gold Se-
ries, $50 (863)675-2404 af-
ter 4:30 pm.
38" deck, Z-turn, $1500

bred calves, 2 heffers, 1, bull,
wormed. Gentle, excel, for
small acreage $425 each
(772)597-0669 before 9am
(954)292-1811 anytime
CALVES all kinds, healthy;
shots, wormed, will deliver,
$200 & up. Most reasonable
priced healthy calves around!!
Roping orders welcome
HOGS (3) domestic, ready to
butcher. $450 for all or will
separate. (863)467-6960.

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

Storage Space -
Rent 960

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

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

Taylor Creek Condo, 1/1
round fir., furn/unfurn.,
750 mo. Own'er/Agent.

Basswood Estates,
2) 3BR/2BA Homes, new,
900 mo. + sec. dep. &
ref's. (561)333-7490
B.H.R.-CBS, 2br, 2ba, 2 car
gar. New carpet, Tile, Kit. w/2
boat cover slip $1400. mo +
1st &sec. 863-467-7562 .
CBS, 2 Bdrm., 1 Ba. House on
Rim Canal, Large kitchen.
$900 mo., 1st., last & sec.
Please call (863)763-8711
CBS 3BR 1BA W/D updt'd
bath, kit. & flrng. Inci City wa-
ter in town. Adult park. $1100
mo. + Sec, 561-346-4692
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, tile throughout,
$1295/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
2ba, No pets, $1100 + sec
dep, refs, (863)781-1317 or
Pioneer Estates, SW Sec. of
Okee, 2BR/2BA, 1/2 acre, all
appl's & water incl., $800
nmo., 1st, last & $500 sec.
dep., 6 mos. lease w/option
.to extend lease, avail
4/24/06. 863-634-2697
Richard or 863-634-0848
hBasswood,;New 3 BR, 2 BA
w/1 Car garage. Bruised Credit
Okay. $4000 down. $1400
mo. with $300 going toward.
down payment.
SCall 863-467-0128
TCI- 2br, 2.5ba, Lake access,
dock Fla rm, Irg. screen rm,
fully furn, Central air/heat,
city water & sewer W/D
Dishwasher $1250/mo +
1st, last & sec

AWNINGS, will remove,
(863)824-2248 ask for Kurt N
ing to add to my collection. -'
Please call to sell coins & .
WANTED- Used trailer for 20ft Condorty15
Pontoon boat, in good cond. Townhouses Rpnt920
reasonably priced Farm Property.
(863)697-2936 Rent 925
House Rent 930
SLand Rent 935
AgricultureResort Property
gRent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955

2BR/2BA, Stove & Refrigerator
Laundry rm w/ W/D, New
floors & cabinets. Screen
porch, In town, lawn service,
on-smoking environ., no
dogs. $1000/mo 1st, last and
$1 000 sec. (941)504-3954

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

OKEE. Female preferred. Privi-
leges Kit. Internet access.
W/D, Big yard. $400. mo. +
1 until. 561-317-8428

Den. Immaculatel Tile, Carpet,
W&D, Fenced w/Dock. $950
1st, last & sec. 863-467-8683
Fam. Rm., Liv. Rm., Screened
porch. Covered boat slip, Car-
port. Tile. Fenced yard. Fur-
nished. Private. $1400 mo.
1st, last & sec. 863-467-8683

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property- Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

JACOBSEN '05, 3 BR, 2 Ba.,
Very nice DW, Well built
w/2x6's & 2x4's on 16" cen-
ters. Stove w/self cleaning
oven, Frig. D/W. Large car-
port, shed, Fenced yard
75x100 under appraisal
$139,000. 772-579-1322
OKEE. Across From Lake. New
3/2 CBS Home. W/gar. In
nice area. W/Comm. pool.
High ceilings, Lots of tile,
Loads of storage & much
more. Move Right InI
$204,900.. Call
$149,900. Convert SWMH
2br 2ba New roof & paint on
private lake Only minutes
from lake Okee. Bring offers
Call Levi Von Zamft
Keller Williams Realty
Palm Village Ranch, 3/2,
55+, Royal Wall const., car-
port, storage shed, $265k.

BR, 2 Ba, on large lot. Circular
driveway. 2 car garage. All ap-
pliances & new carpet.

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

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

WANTED- vacant land to lease
monthly for responsible
couple to target shoot. Have
refs (772)336-6093-

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

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

WATERFRONT, Furn. 1 br
travel trailer screen porch
$475. mo. inci elec. $300 Sec

LaBelle, '80, 24x56, 3br, 2ba
In Great shape. New Kit.
cabinets & floor.$10,000
Must sell in 1 week, Knots
Landing RV park $3000 firm
MOBILE HOME- Lake access,
2br, 2ba, on 160x80 lot,
shed, 2 screen porches, boat
ramp, dock, $155,000 neg.
Call for more Info

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


Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Sks 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Mlscellaimeus 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVe 3035

AIR BOAT, 4 cyl., Lycoming,
Runs good. $5000.
(561)248-0616 Okeechobee.
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
Challenger2 exc shape
needs motor & seats. $800.
ask for Nick 863-697-8108
66ft, Paddle Wheel,
Repo, sacrifice $8000.
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.
PONTOON BOAT- 20ft, trir
Incid, 60HP Yamaha, new
CD, ready to fish, $5000 neg
Evinrude, needs work, good
S project, $600 neg
(863)467-5725 for more Info
Salvanized tandem axle,
850 (561)723-1690
PROCRAFT 17' 140HP Mer-
cury with trailer, very fast.
Asking $2500. Call Nick,

privacy panels w/zippers,
size can be adjusted, $375.
MOTORHOMES, (2), not run-
ning but good drive train,
You Haul. $100 will sell sep-
arately. (863)465-6248
Ft., Lg. refrig. elec. hot water,
stove A/C. Toilet w/direct
hook. $1000 (740)202-3517
AC, sips 4, $500
Sunline, '05 T2499, 0 trip
miles, exc. cond., $19,000
or best offer. (863)357-2891
after 3pmr

EVINRUDE 28 SPL -Elec start
all controls, exc runner,
$600 or best offer
OB MOTOR- 225HP, Evinrude,
long shaft, $1400
651b thrust, w/foot controls,
never used still in box, $350
neg (561)744-9031

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

GSXR750 '04- great shape,
garage kept $5500
Dyna-Glide lowrider, FXDLI,
2400 mi, $15,500 or best
offer (863)697-8572
$2500, call for details
YAMAHA TTR125, 2001, off
road, excel. cond. $1300

GO KART Scorpion, 2 sweater,
* 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,
star t 1st pull $1000 will sep.
POLARIS 300 '94- 4x4 4
wheeler, $800 needs pull
cord (863)634-5402
80cc, Mint cond. $1499

SKYLINE, Nice, Sleeps 6,
$2500. (772)579-1322
la, 1983, needs some work.
$1850 (401)625-5223 in


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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
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
Utiity Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

'95, 2 dr, New tires Nice in-
side & out. Well maintained.
$1500. firm (863)214-1286
Electronic Everything. Just
needs TLC. $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)467-4998
86K, Auto. A/C, Orig. owner.
Good cond. $2500.
AC, auto, new brakes, $2000
or best offer (810)625-4270
TRY '98, 62K mis. Good con-
dition. 1 Owner. Book=$6850
Asking $5800.863-467-1301

5spd., Runs good. Good on
gas. Minor right side damage.
1200. (863)467-7720
Good running car. $400.
good tires, 120K, windshield
cracked, have new one. runs
great $2000 (863)763-2730
V6, auto, good shape, needs
transmission, $400.
'90 Station Wagon, $1000.
runs good, needs brakes,
$1000 or best offer
(863)697-6384 after 5pm
'96, SW2, Good cond. Look
excellent. Great gas mi.
$1600. (863)228-2185
TOYOTA CAMRY, '95, needs
work or good for parts, body
in good cond., $300 or best
offer. (863)673-0645

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

BRONCO II '89 perfect en-
gine, rebuilt trans, 0 miles,
needs paint but no rust, $1750
firm. (863)805-8789
CHEVY BLAZER K5- '93, Auto,
4x4, A/C, New CD player,
Runs great. $5000.
FORD F150 1986- Made for
Offroad! 300, w/30/122/15's
& extra set of tires & rims
$1200 neg. (863)673-5995

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

ATV TIRES, 4 wheels nei,. off
, '06 Rincon, only 20 rmile'
$300 or best offer.
(954)448-8253 Iv. message
ENGINE, 3208 Caterpillar,
Like new. (Ran in truck for
only 20 min.) $2500.
FORD F150 '79- 351 Windsor,
engine good for rebuild,
Stood trans, body rough,
300 (863)675-2759
GMC 1/ ton, 1974, short bed,
good cond, no engine or
trans. Can supply $1500
neg. (772)519-3979
PULL ENGINE, good shape,
$60. (239)657-4348
RIMS & TIRES .(4) Off Audi, 4
lug, 50% tread, asking $50
RIMS (4) 16 x 8Dodge, 81ug,
stock alloy rims, w/center
caps, $150 (863)675-0188
TIRES, (4), Dunlop GT Qualifi-
er, P255/70/R15, $100.

The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.

Community Events

Disaster training class planned
A disaster training class will be held Thursday, April 20, at the Ameri-
can Red Cross, 323 North Parrott Ave., from 6 until 9 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2488.

,Juvenile Justice Council will meet
The Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Counicil 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.

Brandon Kelly benefit planned
TRC and Boy Scout Troop 911 will hold a benefit carwash Saturday,
April 22, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Movie Gallery, 1611 S. Parrott
Ave. Proceeds from the event will be used to help with the expenses for
Brandon Kelly, aYearling Middle School student who was burned April 1.
All proceeds will be for medical expenses, trips to the Tampa Burn Center
and supplies. For information, call Terry Cantrell at (863) 634-4338 or
(863) 763-8725.

Scouts plan activity show
Local Scout troops will be on hand on Saturday, April 22, from 8 a.m.
until 1 p.m. in Flagler Parks 2, 3 and 4 to promote local Boy Scout activi-
ties. The event will include the District Pinewood Derby, Boy Scout skills
and craft booths, along with an airboat, swamp buggy and race-car dis-
play. Everyone is invited. For information on the event, contact Tammy
Jansen at (863) 447-1189.

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 Manage-
ment District (SFWMD). He will give a simple lesson on how to use your
GPS. A treasure hunt will follow his present nation, so bring your own GPS
to play. Enjoy live native wildlife presentations by the Treasure Coast
Wildlife Center. You'll also be able to learn all about the bald eagles at
DuPuis through presentation and video'with Dr. Dale Hipson of the
Audubon's Eagle Watch Program. Food, snacks and drinks will be avail-
able to purchase through the Boy Scouts, or you can pack your own pic-
nic 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 Visi-
tors 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 informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2488.

Driver safety course planned
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, April 22, and Satur-
day, 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.

Fundraiser will benefit ARC
The Knights of Columbus Council 11284 will have their annual Tootsie
Roll fundraising drive to benefit the Okeechobee ARC on Saturday, April
22, at Wal-Mart, Publix and U-Save from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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.

Martha's House honors Victim's Rights Week
Martha's House will host a dinner in honor of National Crime Vic-
tim's Rights Week at the Okeechobee County Civic Center, U.S. 98 N.,
on Tuesday, April 25, at 7 p.m. Dr. Brenda Garma will be the keynote
speaker. There is no charge for the dinner.' For information, contact
Martha's House at (863) 763-2893, or (863) 763-0202.

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.

Red Cross meeting slated
The annual meeting of the Red Cross will be held Wednesday, April
26, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the local branch office, 323 North Parrott
Avenue. For information, call (863) 763-2488.

Early Learning Coalition to meet
Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee counties will
meet Wednesday, April 26, at 1 p.m. at the One Stop Career Center,
2401 S. 29th St., North Portable, in Fort Pierce. The executive commit-
tee will meet following the coalition meeting.

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

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 togeth-
er to honor the founder and some outstanding women in the commu-
nity. 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 infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2488.

CCC to host guest speakers
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County
Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tues-
day, April 28, at 10 a.m. in the boardroom of the Okeechobee County
School Board office, 700 S.W Second Avenue. The purpose of the
meeting is to allow the community to identify issues, collaborate and
share information regarding services for children and their families.
The guest speaker will be Tammy Jansen with the Boy Scouts, and
Christina Kaiser from United for Families. For information, call (863)
462-5000, ext. 257.

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 screenings
are open to any age group. The screening will be completed by the St.
Mary's memory disorder staff and immediate results will be.given. For
information, call Donna True at (800) 861-7826 ext. I or (772) 285-

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

GPS class is offered
A U.S. Coast-Guard Flotilla 57 G.P.S. program will be held Saturday,
April 29, from 1 until 5 p.m. in room 232 of the Osceola Middle School,
825 S.W. 28th St. Participants must pre-register. Materials cost $25. For
information, call (863) 467-3085.

Church hosting gospel group
Believer's Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., will host a
gospel sing featuring New Ground on Sunday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. For
information, call Mickie Slayton at (863) 467-6654.

Reunion planned for '60s classes
There will be a '60s reunion at the KOA Convention Center, 4276
U.S. 441 S., from 6 p.m. until midnight on June 24. There will be a spe-
cial tribute for Johnny Mack Kinsaul If you are a member of a class
from 1960-1969 you are invited to attend. For information, call (863)
763-6464 or (863) 763-8865.

Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will be
held Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.

Fundraiser aids Hospice residence
Hospice of Okeechobee is currently raising funds for their resi-
dence, The Hamrick Home. They are selling tickets for a 2006 20-foot
Shearwater boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI Suzuki out-
board and an aluminum trailer. Tickets can be purchased for $50 each
at Eli's Western Wear, Elite Title; Gilbert Chevrolet, Lakeshore Marine,
Don's Appliance, Riverside National Bank, Quail Creek Plantation and
Hospice of Okeechobee. Only 1,500 tickets will be sold. Drawing will
be held on July 4. For information, call Theresa Davis at (863) 467-

Fundraiser benefits burn center
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac'CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m. on
Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are now available at the Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave.
Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, con-
tact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the
fundraiser will go to Shriner's programs.

set of Urethane Bushing's.
for Mustang '86-'93. Sacri-
fice $150. (863)824-0801
a Geo Metro. $150 or best
offer. (863)735-1753

CHEVY 1/2 TON PU '83- 350
auto, 40K miles, needs some
work $1500 or best offer
CHEVY 4X4 PU '04X-)(ab,
39K mi, $19, 500 or take
over payments
DODGE DAKOTA '94- needs
engine rebuilt, & trans work,
good body, tool box $500
neg (863)76302379
FORD F100, '83, auto, air,
300ci, new tires, two-tone
blue, $1700: (863)697-3306
FORD F150 PICKUP 1995,
May need sensory & alterna-
tor. $2000 or best offer.
FORD PU '90- 302 eng, needs
minor work, $700 or best of-
fer (863)673-1625 LaBelle
4.3 V6, Cold A/C. $1500 or
best offer. (863)697-8136
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

Trailer, deck over, dove tail,
92" wx20'l, $1500 or best
offer. (863)610-1797
dumps, $300

'96, Seats 7, A/C, New tires,
Runs Great. $2500.
(863)357-6501 -
Runs Great. Dependable.
Asking $800.

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