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Sunday, April 16, 2006


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Inside

Mom's dream
is realized
By Tim Reynolds
AP Sports Writer
PALM HARBOR (AP) -
Like so many 13-year-olds,
Dakoda Dowd has big plans.
She wants to live in a New
York apartment when she
heads to college in five years.
She'll be a bass guitar player by
then. Maybe even a champion
figure skater, too.
Barring a miracle, her can-
cer-ridden mother won't be
around to see her daughter,
one of the country's top golfers
her age, realize any of those
dreams. But mother and
daughter will get to share
another one real soon.
"This isn't about golf,"
Dakoda says. "This is about my
mom, and her getting to see
me play."
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Dry pastures
pose concerns
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -
Ponds that are used to water
livestock at Jerry McReynolds'
farm are so dry this spring that
he's taking the opportunity to
clean silt from their bottom.
"We have been in this dry
cycle for six years," he said.
"For the last three years, we
have been able to drive through
all of our ponds, sad, but true."
The Kansas Agricultural Sta-
tistics Service this week rated
stock water supplies across the
state as 36 percent short to very
short.
As grazing season nears, the
lack of water for his cattle herd
is also giving McReynolds
something else to worry about:
"You can haul water, but you
can't haul grass."

Tenants complain of
post-Katrina filth
GULFPORT, Miss.:, (AP) -
Cockroaches and rats .scurry
through the apartments at
night. Mold grows on the walls.
Rainwater seeps through bro-
Skenwindows and leaky roofs.
Outside, the walls are cov-
ered with graffiti and the grass
is littered with empty beer bot-
tles and rotting garbage.
Welcome to the Edgewood
Manor apartment complex,
where frustrated tenants have
endured stomach-churning liv-
ing conditions since Hurricane
Katrina battered the property
more than seven months ago.
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Drought Index
Current: 495
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels


Fate of R.O.A.D. uncertain


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At their meeting on Thursday,
April 13, the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners
heard comments from Jim
Vensel of R.O.A.D. (Recovering
Okeechobee after Disaster) and
once again discussed drainage
problems.'
Mr. Vensel urged commission-
ers to make R.OA.D. a permanent
organization. He said was he was


told originally that the organization
would be funded for three years.
However, he said the funding
would only last two years.
He suggested that possibly
R.O.A.D. could work with emer-
gency management.
He stated that the way the fund-
ing is now set up, R.O.A.D. will not
have funds to operate after May 12.
He said the current funding for
R.O.A.D. is on a needs basis and
he proposed that it be a monthly
draw.


Big "O": Fish population is dwindling


Mr. Vensel said that Broward
and Dade counties have long-term
recovery programs.
He said that if a grant were
secured, it would be used to reim-
burse the county.
Commissioner Elvie Posey
asked if grant funds could be used
to reimburse the county. Mr.
Vensel replied that it would be
possible as long as R.O.A.D. did a
monthly audit on funds. He added
that they have a CPA on their staff.
Debbie Belcher, the county's


administrator of grant funds, stat-
ed that the money for R.O.A.D. is
there, it is just on a draw system.
Staff was directed to work on
the matter and report back at the
next meeting.
In a matter that was originally
heard and tabled on Feb 9, com-
missioners once again considered
the drainage situation in Sunset
Acres.
On Feb. 9, the neighbors
protested the proposed develop-
ment because they feared it would


increase the chance of flooding on
their properties.
However, county planning
director Bill Royce stated that there
would be less water leaving the
property and it would leave in a
controlled manner at the comple-
tion of the project.
Engineers for the developer
and the county explained the
drainage system.
Orlando Rubio representing

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Long-time angler Pat Dravo displayed one of the bass 'he and partner Terry Frisenda
brought to the weigh-in scale at a recent-tournament-at the Okee-Tantie Campground .
and Marin~aIlocated at the northern end of Lake Okeechobee. The two anglers' two-day
total weight of 41.93 lbs. earned them first place in the tournament.

Lake Okeechobee fights for life
By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
LAKE OKEECHOBEE Politi-
cians, wildlife experts business-
men and locals continue to focus
their attention on the 730 sq. mile -
lake named Lake Okeechobee
(Seminole for big water). The
beautiful lake was once home to a
multitude of wildlife from alligators
and waterfowl to largemouth bass,
blue gill, specks and .numerous
other fish. Its bounty was essential.
to the economy of the city and
county. But now the lake is in trou-
ble. After years of mismanage-
ment, neglect and natural disas-
ters, the fish population is
dwindling.
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Sam Baggett of the Big "0" Junior Teen Anglers bass
fishing club had a good day recently on the troubled
Lake Okeechobee as shown by the lunker he brought in.


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Ossie Raulerson shares his story


Edited by MaryAnn Morris
From 1977 until her death in
2003, Independent Newspapers
of Florida was privileged to have
on staff a superb writer and histo-
rian, Twila Valentine. Mrs. Valen-
tine wrote much about the histo-
ry of the people and places
around Lake Okeechobee and
about the lake itself. Together
with Okeechobee's Betty
Williamson, president of the
Okeechobee Historical Society,
she co-authored a book, now in
its second printing, "Strolling
down Country Roads in Okee-
chobee."
We will be dipping back into
some of these stories from time
to time as we are now with Mr.
Ossie Raulerson's story.
"Old man Pete (Raulerson)
came here from around Bartow
to Basinger and stopped there for
awhile. It must have been a half
dozen houses built there and he
thought it was too crowded, so
he moved into Okeechobee.


Recollections
A series about Florida's
pioneers and history





That was before my time. He
came here in 1896 and I wasn't
born'til 1906.
"I was born in Fort Drum in
1906. My parents were living at
what the old people used to
know as the wood landing on the
Kissimmee River. I mean the old
river, not this new cut through
there. My dad ran a saw mill up
on the hill and had a house there,
too. He furnished the steamboats
wood fuel and that's why they
called it wood landing. "When
my mother was expecting me,
we moved up to Fort Drum
because her brother lived there


and the closest neighbors we had
at home were about ten miles
away. (So there was no one near-
by to help with the birth.) They
went to Fort Drum in an ox
wagon and it was quite a trip
back then. When I was just a few
days old, we went back home to
wood landing.
"We lived there until I was
about 3 or 4 years old, then we
moved and came here (Okee-
chobee) in 1910 and there was
an old house where the old
school building used to be (on
South Parrott Avenue). I guess it
was built before we came here.
There was only about five or six
houses in the whole place at the
time.
"We moved here on. a steam-
boat and Taylor Creek over here
was just as crooked as could be.
The captains on those steam-
boats had to be pretty careful
going in there that they didn't hit
on any of those snags or some-
thing. Captain Johnson had three
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This was the road from Okeechobee to Fort Pierce in 1905. It
was some years later that Ed RaUlerson started up this road
with skins to sell, bringing back supplies for Uncle Lewis's
store in Okeechobee.


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the county's engineering firm of
Craig A. Smith stated that what was
proposed is better than the present
situation.
Commission Chairman John
Abney expressed concern of the
same thing happening again in
new subdivisions.
County attorney John Cassels
stated that there was sufficient ben-
efit to the county to complete the
system.
"This is the best you can hope
for," he said. "You have enough
engineering support to show a
benefit to the county."
Commissioners voted to allow'
construction of the proposed
detention system in Sunset Acres.
In other action, the board,
approved a change in zoning
from agriculture to residential gen-
eral for Shirley Conrad and Brian
and Ronda Conrad's property on
S.E. 59th Boulevard;
granted Bruce and Rebecca
Homer's request that the zoning
on their S.E. 44th Avenue property
be changed from agriculture to res-
idential general;
granted the request from Fra-
Mar Enterprises and KJB Proper-
ties, LLC, for a change in zoning
from agriculture, residential


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mobile home, and residential rural
to residential single family for their
property located northeast of the
intersection of S.R. 70 E. and N.W
128th Avenue;
amended the Disaster Com-
munity Development Block grant
to transfer surplus engineering
funds and demolition/clearance
funds into the property acquisition
budget to be used for a Douglas
Park stormwater detention facility;
awarded $360,000 to The
Carlise Group for development of
Orange Blossom Apartments;
reserved Hurricane Housing
Recovery Program funds for a
zero-interest $100,000 balloon loan
to National Development Founda-
tion, Inc., for redevelopment
financing of Taylor Creek senior
apartments;
granted. preliminary plat
approval to the proposed Towns of
Okeechobee townhouse -develop-
ment to be located on either side of
N.W. 22nd Lane between N.W.
Third Avenue and N.W. Fifth
Avenue;
granted preliminary plat
approval to Mile High Funding
Group's proposed 230-lot LaMartin
Acres subdivision to be located on
the north side of S.W. 28th Street,
west of Osceola Middle School;
granted preliminary plat
approval to Dry Lake Dairy's pro-
posed 97-lot Hudson Lake Ranch-
es subdivision located on the east


side of U.S. 98 N., southeast of
Dixie Ranch Acres;
e granted preliminary plat
approval to ARS Powersports and
Brother-in-Law Enterprises, Inc. for
their proposed six-lot Amber Acres
subdivision on N.E. 39th Boule-
vard;
scheduled a public hearing
for Thursday, May 11, at 9 a.m. to
consider abandoning a platted
right-of-way in Okeechobee Park
subdivision;
tabled until the next meeting
a request to schedule a public
hearing to request abandonment
of a platted easement in Tropical
Gardens subdivision;
scheduled a public hearing
Thursday, May 11, at 9 a.m. to con-
sider abandonment of a second
platted right-of-way in Okee-
chobee Park subdivision;
approved the job description
for a records specialist;
*voted to re-bid the contract for
re-roofing the swimming pool
bathouse, pavilion and pump-
house since only bid was received;
awarded a contract to Cool-
ing Refrigeration Services, Inc. in
the amount of $76,700 for air con-
ditioner replacements at the Okee-
chobee County Health Depart-
ment;
purchased a 2007 Internation-
al 4300 chassis at a cost of $54,113
to be used for an ambulance that
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County Fire/Rescue Department;
appointed George Long as
primary representative and Lydia
Gene Williams as alternate repre-
sentative to the South Central Flori-
da Rural Area of Critical Economic
Concern;
executed a memorandum of
understanding with the Office of
Tourism, Trade and Economic
Development concerning the
South Central Florida Area of Criti-
cal Economic Concern;
awarded a contract with Mur-
ray Logan Construction Company
to remove debris from the county's
stormwater management system;
approved the proposal from
Craig A. Smith to provide engineer-
ing services for the above contract;
authorized the.county admin-
istrator to initiate contract negotia-
tions with Kimball & Associates for
Public Safety Communications
Engineering Services;
authorized Craig A. Smith to
do engineering and surveying for
three concrete drainage culverts in
Country Hills;
appointed Bobbi Poole as the
business representative on the
Treasure Coast Community Action
Agency Advisory Board subject to
verification of her business license;
and,
approved a policy for a bur-
iaVcremation policy for indigents.


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steamboats, two on the Kissimmee
River and one on the Caloosa-
hatchee that went to Fort Myers to
serve the people over there.
"The house we had, it was what
they called a board and batten
house. They would build a house
and use one inch by ten inch
boards up and down and over the
cracks they would put a one by
four over to keep out the wind and
rain. We moved there and the
storm of 1910 blew the house off
the blocks. They didn't have any
concrete stuff then. You'd go out
and saw you an old lighter pone
log to a certain length and build the
house up two or three feet on the
logs. It blew off the logs.
"Where Frank Williamson's
pasture is now there was two. or
three families who had settled out
there. Everyone who'd come in
would put in a citrus grove. They
would buy them a 40 acre tract of
land out there and clear up eight to
10 acres of it and put in a citrus


Lake

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At a summit held on Jan. 13, the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) discussed
the decline in the fish population of
Lake Okeechobee with anglers,
business owners and biologists.
As reported in February, the
FWC took 66 electro fishing sam-
ples of largemouth bass at different
areas around the lake in areas such
as Harney Pond, Fisheating Bay, Tin
House Cove, Indian Prairie Canal,
Horse Island, King's Bar, Cody's
Cove and J&S Fish Camp.
They took a lake-wide trawl in
27 primarily open-water areas such
as Taylor Creek, Nubbin Slough, the
open water south of the Pass, the
shiner traps and the open water out
from Horse Island for other species
of fish during the month of October.
Their findings are far from positive.
"We picked up the lowest num-
ber of black crappie since the pro-
gram started in 1973," said Jon
Fury, FWC South Region freshwa-
ter fisheries administrator, about
their recent trawl samples on the
lake. "Our capture rate of black
crappie larger than 8 inches was 25
times lower than average."
Recent electro fishing samples
done around the lake in October
2005 also show a lack of baby or,
"young-of-the-year" bass which
indicates a poor reproduction rate
for bass.
"We collected one young-of-
the-year bass in 16 hours of electro
fishing, which is startling," Mr. Fury
said. "Following the lake recession
and drought in 2000, we collected
163 young-of-the-year bass."
When asked what could be
done to save the lake, local FWC
biologist Don Fox stated, "There is
no short term solution. There is too
much water and too much damage
to the habitat for a short term fix.
"What we need is several years
of ideal conditions such as lower
lake levels; good weather condi-
tions; and, the political wheel to
operate in such a way as to help the
lake. We're going to have to
become extremely restrictive on
crappie limits. As for the bass, they
are not currently in as much danger


grove. They'd never clear the rest
of it. That was too hard of work.
You didn't have anything but oxen.
That was the most power you had
and man power to clear anything:
move trees and debris or anything
you had.
"Uncle Lewis Raulerson, he
built a little mercantile store and he
sold everything . a little bit of
hardware, and axe or a saw, nails,
groceries, but most of his business
was Indians. There were very few
white people here. He got his mer-
chandise by-steamboit up Taylor
Creek and, it was a lot different
from what isJike now..
"Uncle Lewis had a little ware-
house about as big as a room. It
had tin on the sides and one door. I
doubt he ever had a lock on it. He
would bring his merchandise in
from Kissimmee and all through
the lakes up there and down the
Kissimmee River.
I "The Kissimmee River then was
just as crooked as could be and it
would take a pretty good while.
But he would unload it at a place
by his warehouse. So something
happened. The business wasn't
good enough or it was taking too


as crappies, but should still be
monitored closely," he added.
Information presented by Mr.
Fox included notable trawl totals. In
trawls performed between 1988
and 1991 the dominant species in
the lake included threadfin shad,
bluegill, black crappie, Florida gar,
gizzard shad, white catfish and red
ear sunfish. The average number of
fish collected was 6,052 with an
average of 11.21 fish per minute
,collected. The average number of
threadfin shad was 2,992 and the
average number of black crappie
being 2,037. The average weight of
the crappies was 80.39(g).
In the trawl performed in Octo-
ber 2005 the samples changed dra-
matically. The dominant species
are now black crappie, white cat-
fish, channel catfish, Florida gar,
bluegill and threadfin shad. The
total number of fish collected was
1,145 with an average number of
fish collected per minute of 2.12.
The number of threadfin shad had
dropped to 80 and the average
number of black crappie had
dropped to 482. Their average
weight had plummeted to 9.589(g).
The drop in shad is particularly
alarming as they are an important
part of the crappie's food chain.
According to the recent press
release, based on biologists' experi-
ence from the past, they expect the
recovery of aquatic vegetation and
sport fish populations to be a multi-
year process.
Mr. Fox's findings have brought
to light the issues that those who
depend on the lake for their liveli-
hood have known for years.
Mary Ann Martin, owner of
Roland Martin's Marina in Clewis-
ton, has seen the lake change over
theyears.
"The quality and quantity of fish-
ing on this lake has definitely
declined," she said. "The south end
of the lake is worse than the north-
ern end. It is nothing but muck and
mud down here. Tournament
anglers are mainly fishing in the
Moonshine Bay area because that's
the only place where there's fresh,
clean water. Crappie fishing has
collapsed and bass fishing has
declined dramatically because
there just is no clear water."
When asked about the eco-


long to bring merchandise in from
Kissimmee and all through the
lakes up there and down the
Kissimmee River.
"See, most of his business was
Indians and they would barter and
trade. They would bring in skins,
mostly alligator skins, coon skins,
otter skins and sell them. Uncle
Lewis was buying all that from
them and he would have to ship it
up North, going through Kissim-
mee. There was a little narrow
gauge railroad going out of Kissim-
mee up north to Jacksonville
where they could ship them on up
north. His merchandise came in
the same way and it took a long
time.
Then the East coast Railroad
came in there over in Fort Pierce
and it was easier to drive oxen and
wagons to Fort Pierce to get mer-
chandise there than it was to get it
by steamboat.
"My brother, Ed Raulerson, who
was 10 years older than me, he was
known at that time as an expert ox
driver. He had been handling oxen
ever since he was big enough to
climb up in the ox wagon, I reckon.
So my brother and one other fel-


nomic impact of the poor lake con-
ditions she said, "The economic
impact is devastating. A lot of my
long-time customers are stating
that they won't be back next sea-
son because of the condition of the
lake and the dramatic decline of
fish in the lake."
Ms. Martin predicted that within
the next two years, there will be no
crappie left in the lake.
"There's nothing left for them to
eat. They're not spawning and
soon there won't be any (crappie)
left. Additionally, with the natural
food chain destroyed, all pan fisher-
men will be gone within the next
two years. There's simply no fish
left for them. The figures speak for
themselves. The state of Florida bet-
ter wake up. In 2003 the economic
impact of recreation fishing in Flori-
da was 7.8 billion dollars. Non-resi-
dent anglers were numbered at 1
million. Retail sales contributed to
fishing were 4.3 million dollars."
The decline in the fish popula-
tion is already being felt locally. Sev-
eral bait shops have already closed.
Owners of those that remain open
are worried.
Bubba Helton who, along with
his wife Margaret, own Garrard's
Bait and Tackle Shop, has seen a
significant drop in the number of
crappie fishermen. He is worried
about the future of the lake because
it directly affects his business and
his family.
"We need to have the lake
dropped to 10 feet and have it done
now. Then it needs to be kept that
low so that we get some grass to
grow on the bottom," said Mr. Hel-
ton. "Crappie need grass to spawn
and there is none. The lake has
become a pure mud hole. I've even
seen a drop in bass, and you can
see by the weights that are being
brought in at the bass tournaments
that there is a problem.
"You can thank South Florida
Water Management and the Corps
of Engineers for this mess. We tried
to tell them even before the hurri-
canes that we had a problem with
the lake level, but they wouldn't lis-
ten to us locals. It's going to take
help from those who come here to
fish and spend money to get their
attention, and we need the help as
soon as possible," he continued."


low, I can't remember his name,
they had two ox wagons (a pair of
oxen to each wagon) and they'd
leave here before daylight and
walking, get over there to Ten Mile
Creek: that's ten miles from Fort
Pierce.
"There was a ford there where
they could cross and just before
you crossed, there was a bluff with
lots of dead trees where you could
get wood to burn. Going from here
they'd get there after dark that
night and stop over and have their
fire and camping outfit. The next
morning by daylight, they'd be on
their way again and drive on in to
Fort Pierce, load up with their mer-
chandise and drive back to their
camp, sleep there again, leave
again the next morning and make
it back here that night.
"They'd get here sometimes at
ten o'clock at night and just drive
those wagons of merchandise to
the store at South East Fourth
Street, unhook the oxen and leave
the wagon load of merchandise
there 'til the next day. (The trip took
three days from before daylight
until well through the evening the
third day.) That was pretty slow."


"If we don't take care of the
habitat, there will be no fish," stated
Mr, Fox. "The lake is so muddy that
plants won't grow. People have to
get united and become involved if
they want this turned around. I'm
worried that there will be no lake
for my grandchildren, to enjoy if
something is not done to correct
the situation and preserve one of
Florida's true natural resources."
Mrs. Martin agrees with Mr. Hel-
ton. "The Corps of Engineers has a
limited window of opportunity
right now to help the lake. They
must continue to discharge water
to drop the lake levels before we
come out of the dry season and into
the rainy and hurricane seasons.
The lake is like a patient in intensive
care and is just being sustained.
Something has to be done. As long
as the lake is dirty the estuaries are
not healthy," she said.
Jim Dorris of Lake Okeechobee
Bait and Tackle stated, "This time
last year it wasn't this bad. The lake
is so muddy that crappies can't sur-
vive."
Jerry Stewart of Slim's Fish
Camp in Belle Glade said, "The
dynamite holes are not clearing up.
The lake is nothing but mud. Bass
can adapt, but crappies like cleaner
water. The water level is getting
down, but we need it dropped
more. In my opinion, officials need
to suspend spraying. There is
already a foot of sediment helping
to choke out the vegetation. We
certainly don't need more, dead
vegetation. Just let Mother Nature
take its course. Spraying is an issue
by itself. It causes a lot of problems
and the lake doesn't need more
right now. Lake Okeechobee.is one
of the best fisheries in the world
and we have to take care of it.
Mother Nature will do her part, but
we have to give her a hand."
But, even as figures continue to
come in showing major declines in
the fish population and the water
quality does not improve, the lake
seems to be telling a tale of its own.
At two local bass tournaments last
weekend, bass ranging from 1.78
lbs. to 8.69 lbs. were pulled in from
different areas around the lake
proving that there is still life in the
big lake.


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Briefs

FHP seeks help with fatality crash
INDIANTOWN The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is looking for
witnesses to a fatal crash that occurred March 18 at 8:45 p.m. on S.R.
714 at Fox Brown Road.
Anyone who has information about this crash should contact Cor-
poral Mike Lanam at 800-356-8921, ext. 225.
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 person.
Board terms are three years, and city and county residents may
apply.
No member of a citizen board shall be an employee of, or hold any
elective position of office with the City of or County of Okeechobee.
Applications can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office, 55 S.E.
Third Ave.
For information, call the City Clerk's Office at (863) 763-3372, ext.
215.
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 2004.
You have been unable to fix your home due to a lack of insur-
ance or other assistance.
e Your gross household income is at or below the following levels:
one person in the household $24,000; two persons $27,650;
three persons $31,100; four persons $34,550; five persons -
$37,300; six persons $40,100; seven persons $42,850; and, eight
persons-$45,500.
Interviews for applications for this program are by appointment
only. To make an appointment for an interview, call Jessie Vazquez at
(863) 467-5525. The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing Inc. office is
open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.


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Yearling student


honor roll announced


Yearing Middle School is
please to announce students
who earned 'Honor Roll' for the
third nine weeks of the 2005-
2006 school year.
Sixth grade students who
made the 'Principal's Honor
Roll' with a G.P.A. of 4.0 includ-
ed: Kayla Aleman, Brittney Ball,
Kristen Barnes, Tyler Finney, Bri-
anne Furphy, Karra Hair, Kayla
Harrison, Ericka Klingler, Court-
ney Lopez, Shelby Pollock,
Shyanne Prescott, Emily Rauler-
son, Kelsey Rodriguez, and
Savanna Whitlock.
Sixth graders achieving a
G.P.A. of at least 3.5, earned the
'Teacher's Honor Roll including:
Alisha Boswell, Kelsey Brewster,
Kelsi Brown, Jessica Brumley,
Ronald Chandler, Cody Cum-
mings, Cutter Davis, Cheyenne
Deignan, Richard Donegan,
Danial Dunson, Vanessa Estra-
da, Timothy Farrell, Taylor, Ful-
ford, Kaitlyn Furphy, Amanda
Goggans, Wesley Holden,
Dustin Houston, Daniel Jansen,
Julian Long, Jerice McDonald,
Justin Morgan, Marco Raya,
Mikayla Reed, Hannah Rucks-
Zaqui, Dylan Sampey, Carlos
Santibanez, John Stratton, Anna
Warren, and Krystin Young.
Sixth grade students who
earned the 'Merit Honor Roll
with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher
included: Jacalob Akins,
Stephanie Alvarez, Marisa Angle,
Aime Arellanes, Andi Baker,
Charles Bennett, Karlie Bowers,
Franklijn Borwn, William
Childers, Zachery Clark, Bradley
Coleman, Evan Colgan, Mike
Corwin, Michelle Dorta, Diego
Fonseca, Marcos Fonseca,
Veronica Gilchrist, Stanley Hard-
en, Ashley Hassan, Jesus Her-
rera, Reno Hunter, Samantha
Jacobs, Kayla Jansen, Jonathon
Kemp, Bradly King, Emilie Lege,
Judith Lozano, Sterlandra
McNeil, Taylor Mills, Justin Nel-
son, Frances, O'Connor, Megan
Padgett,\Chelsea Pittman, Mica-
hel Preston, Dayton Quinlin,
Raychel Rabon, Matthew Rob-
bins, Walker, Rose, Taylor
Rucks, Ana Santibanez, Zadoc
Simmons, Kyle Taylor, Hector
Torres, Eduardo Trejo, Desiri Vil-
larreal, Samantha Ward, Elayne
Warthen, Noah Wilcox, Jared
Wilson.
Seventh grade students
receiving the 'Principal's Honor
Roll' with a 4.0 G.P.A. included:
Yesenia Aguirre, Caleb Ball, Gra-
biela Borja, Victoria Bostic,
Kelsey Burnham, Teresa Casas,
Leanna Cotton, Andrea Eddings,
Mariela Gamez, Shawn Horvath,
Hector Hernandez ,Celena
Letcher, Melissa LuJan, Adriana
Mitchell, Wayne Watson.
Seventh grade students who
earned the 'Teacher's Honor
Roll' with a G.P.A. of 3.5 or high-
er included: Jordan Aleman,
Abel Armenta, Reyna Benitez,
Rhonda Biegel, Kammie Blair,
Adam Brandel, Sarah Brewer,
Jeremy Brown, Aracely Castane-
da, Tony DeVoss, Brandon Far-
less, James Fralix, Cristina Gar-
cia, Rubi Gonzalez, Sheila
Granados, Kristen Hall, Jomar
Hernandez, Yanet Huerta, Jen-
nifer Jaenz, Cashara Jarvis, Phy-
dessa Johnson, Evan Mattson,
Michael McCoin, Jr. Jesus
Nenez, Sarah Payne, Joshua
Radford, Jodi Raulerson, Ruben
Romero, Garrett Rucks, Andrew


Selvey, James Sharpe, Jayce Tur-
geon, Amado Vega, Zachary
Voss, Mark Weir, Crashai
Williams.
Seventh grade students earn-
ing the 'Merit Honor Roll' with a
G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher are: Jose
Aguilar, Kyreashia Ash, Kristina
Bell, Anthony Brown, Courtney
Burney, Danny Busbin, Rosendo
Cabrera, Tricxi Chavez-Lopez,
Brittany Cobb, Daryn Conrad,
Cindy Cortez, Penny De Groat,
Mauro Dominguez, Brent Dur-
rance, Ty Fender, Steven Garcia,
Faith Guynn, Amanda Harrison,
Shemaiah Henderson, Maria
Hernandez, Tameko Hornick,
Layla Huff, Mayra Jaimez, Ryan
Jenkins, Kodi Kemp, Gilberto
Limmo Torres, James Marquis,
Jamie McCoin, Tiffany McGe,
Hilda Medrano, Pablo Nunez,
Kalyn Perez, Elizabeth Renteria,
Angelica Rodriguez, Francisco
Rodriguez, Maria Santibanez,
Brittany Scott, Deforest Shanks,.
Dwight Sheffield, Dalton Snow,
Ashley Spier, Naomi Stevens,
Brittany Taylor, Meaghan
Thomas, Alfonso Tinajero,
Michael Watson, Logan Watt,
Nathan WillBarger, Cindy Wine,
Calandra Youmans.
The Principal's Honor Roll
was awarded to eighth grade,
students with a 4.0 G.P.A.
including: Kyndra Crews,
Cheyenne Fallman, James Had-
dan, Valerie McKee, and
Matthew Skipper.
Teacher's Honor Roll was
received by eighth grade stu-
dents with a G.P.A. of 3.5 or
higher including: Yolani Borro-
to, Frances Bosworth,.Vanessa
Bowman, Nichole, Chapa, Cait-
lyn Gaucin, Maria Hernandez,
Chelsea Higgins, Johns Hodges,
Monica Koger, Jesenia Martinez,
Kyle McGee, Janna Mullis,
Tamara Rix, Roxanne Sheffield,
Layton Shumate, Stevan Suarez,
Austin Williard.
Merit Honor Roll was award-
ed to eighth grade students with
at least a 3.0. G.P.A. or higher
including: Ana Aguilar, Enrique
Arelland, Nancy Bautista, Reina
Caballero, Andrea Cabrera,
Sarah Chittenden, Maci Culli-
gan, Cody Darville, Kayla ford,
Houston Foulke, Megan Galvan,
Natividad Garcia, Saul Garcia,
Jannet Gonzalez, Tara Hallin,
Austin Harvey, Ricardo Herrera,
Anthony Kibler, David Luviano,
Jose Mendoza, Donald Nettles,
Anna Nunez, Maria Olvera, Matt-
thew Payne, Jennifer Pinon,
Tiffany Pringle, Hannah Rooks,
Cesar Serrano, Allison Spencer,
Sierra Stewart, Kayla Stokes,
Garth Striebel Monica Taylor,
Lisa Thiboult, Kayla Treadway,
Graciela Varela, Alayda
Velasquez, April Vinson,
Matthew Whirls, Bradley
Williams, Markeisha Youmans,
Chad Zabel.


Johnson named


cadet of the month
Cadet Jonathan A. Johnson
was selected as Okeechobee
High School's JROTC program
cadet of the month for Feb.
2006. Jonathan joined JROTC
last year as a freshman and
served on the drill team until he
was selected for the Okee-
chobee High. School Color
Guard. During his sophomore
year, he has been dedicated to ,
the program and the cadets
who are working hard to make
the program shine. His parents,
Randall and April are very
proud of his accomplishments
and support his efforts. He is
currently serving as the Battal-
ions Command Sergeant Major
and inspires others to follow in
his footsteps. He was selected
as cadet of the month by his fel-
low cadets and cadre. Hoo-yahl Submitted to the Okeechobee
Jonathan, for the hard work Newq
and outstanding job. Jonathan A. Johnson


School Menu


Okeechobee County School
District
April 17 through April 21

Monday, April 17
Breakfast:
Honey Bun

Lunch:
Hot Dog
Smuckers Uncrustable
Broccoli Florets
Chilled Peaches
Fruit Juice
Fresh Fruit

Tuesday, April 18
Breakfast:
Pancake & Sausage Wrap

Lunch:
Cheeseburger w/ Lettuce,
Tomato & Pickles
Pepperoni Hot Pockets
Tater Tots
Tossed Salad
Strawberry Cup
Fruit Juice Fresh Fruit

Wednesday, April 19
Breakfast:
French Toast Sticks '
Lunch:
Shepherd's Pie
Chicken Patty Sandwich
Mixed Vegetables
Tossed Said
Applesauce
Fruit Juice
Fresh Fruit

Thursday, April 20
Breakfast:
Biscuit & Sausage
Lunch:
Chicken Nuggets
Honey Wheat Roll
Hot Ham & Cheese Sandwich
Seasoned Green Beans
Chilled Peaches
Fruit Juice
Fresh Fruit

Friday, April 21
Breakfast:
Yogurt and Muffin
Fruit Juice
Fresh Fruit

Lunch:
Pepperoni or Cheese
Stuffed Crust Pizza


Fish Sandwich
Mixed Vegetable
Tossed Salad
Fruit Juice
Fresh Fruit

Elementary menus:
Each breakfast includes: juice,
choice of entree or cereal and
toast; choice of whole,
reduced fat or lowfat chocolate
milk
Each lunch includes: choice of
one entree, choice of two (veg-
etable, fruit or fruit juice),
choice of whole, reduced fat or
lowfat chocolate milk

Meal prices:
Breakfast: $ .75
Reduced: $.30
Lunch $1.25
Reduced: $ .40


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Community Events

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 activities. The event will include the District Pinewood
Derby, Boy Scout skills and craft booths, along with an airboat,
swamp buggy and race-car display. Everyone is invited. For infor-
mation on the event, contact Tammy Jansen at (863) 447-1189..

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.

DuPuis hosting Earth Day celebration
Celebrate Earth Day this year at DuPuis Management Area on
Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The guest speaker will
be Rick Householder, senior geographer from the South Florida
Water Management District (SFWMD). He will give a simple lesson
on how to use your GPS. A treasure hunt will follow his
presentation, so bring your own GPS to play. Enjoy live native
wildlife presentations by the Treasure Coast Wildlife Center. You'll
also be able to learn all about the bald eagles at DuPuis through
presentation and video with Dr. Dale Hipson of the Audubon's
Eagle Watch Program. Food, snacks and drinks will be available to
purchase through the Boy Scouts, or you can pack your own 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 Visitors Center, Gate #5.

Adult CPR class is scheduled
An adult CPR class will be held at the American Red Cross, 323
North Parrott Ave., on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. until noon.
For information, call (863) 763-2488.

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

Red Cross honors its volunteers
Volunteer Appreciation Week for the American Red Cross will
be held April 23-29. For information, call (863) 763-2488.

Martha's House honors Victim's Rights Week
Martha's House will host a dinner in honor of National Crime
Victim'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 informa-
tion, contact Martha's House at (863) 763-2893, or (863) 763-0202.

Collaborative council will meet
JThe 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 execu-
tive committee will meet following the coalition meeting.





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Upcoming Events

Sunday
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.

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who
enjoys singing is Invited to join the group. For information or to sched-
ule 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
meeting. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in Sep-
tember. 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.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
A.A. meeting closed discussion from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 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 Inter-
ested 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-
tiori, contact Douglas Chiropractic 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)
763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible
truths to life. Everyone is invited.
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)
467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

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.facili-
tator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
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 tech-
niques to diminish appearance-related side effects of treatment.
R.S.V.R 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 infor-
mation, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.

Thursday
Farmer's Market every Thursday from 4 until 7:30 p.m. in Flagler
Park. For information, call (863) 357-MAIN; (863) 763-2225; or, (863)
697-3110.
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
KIwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-
0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923, for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863)
357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groupsefo-wornen
who are, or have been, affected by domestic vioence and abusive
relationships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-
2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at
7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893
days, or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might


need this group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will
be available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an Ill family member Is
welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, Information
and Ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
Information, call (863) 467-2321.
Gunowners of Okeechobee will meet at 7 p.m. at the American
Legion, 501 S.E. Second St. All interested parties are invited. For infor-
mation, contact Merv Waldron at (863) 467-5744 or Dan Fennell at
(863) 467-9461.


Community Events

Church revival ends today
Final services in a revival being held at Haven of Rest Pente-
costal Church, 180 N.W. Third Avenue, will Sunday, April 16.
Jerry Cottrell from West Virginia will speak at the 10 a.m. service.
For information call Tammy Gibson at (863) 634-5757, or Pastor
Tom Velie at (863) 357-3053.

Church plans sunrise services
Westside Christian Church, 8082 S.R.70 West, will hold a sun-
rise service at 7a.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
Freshman Campus, 610 S,W. Second Ave. The cost is a $5 dona-
tion. The menu will consist of pancakes, homemade sausage
patties, fresh squeezed orange juice and coffee. For information,
call Maureen Burroughs at (863) 763-2225.

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

Free tax counseling service offered
AARP-Taxaide will be available each Monday and Tuesday
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,
volunteer run, tax counseling preparation service that can
answer most of the tax issues faced by middle to low income tax-
payers, with special attention to taxpayers 60 years old or older.
Please bring last year's tax return, all W-2s, 1099s, interest, divi-
dend, broker and Social Security statements for 2005. Picture ID,
Social Security card and birth dates are required for everyone that
is to be listed on the return. A blank check for direct deposit of
refund is also required. AARP-Taxaide does not do state income
tax returns. For information, callNeile Foreman, district coordi-
nator, at (863) 357-1694.
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 Research and Edu-
catiop Center (IRREC) at 2199 South Rock Road in Fort Pierce.
The dvent 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-
son@ifas.ufl.edui.
Learning coalition plans interviews
The Early Learning Coalition executive committee, 2415 S.
29th St., Fort Pierce, will hold interviews for a new executive
director on Wednesday, April 19, and Friday, April-21, from 3 until
9 p.m.

Local airboat group to meet
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will hold its
monthly meeting Thursday, April,20, at 6 p.m. in the meeting
room of the Pier II Motel, 2200 U.S. 441 S.E. Agenda items include
summer activities, scholarship allocations -and contributions to
Grad Night. All members are encouraged to attend. Snacks will
be provided.

IRCC hosting job fair
The Indian River Community College (IRCC) will host their
10th annual job fair on Thursday, April 20, from 10 a.m. until 3
p.m. at their main campus at 3209 Virginia Ave. in Fort Pierce. For
information, contact Susan Bradley at (772) 462-7468; or, 1-866-
866-4722, ext. 7468.

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

Disaster training class planned
A disaster training class will be held Thursday, April 20, at the
American Red Cross, 323 North Parrott Ave., from 6 until 9 p.m.
For information, call (863) 763-2488.
Businesswomen's group will meet
The Okeechobee Businesswomen's Networking Group will
meet Friday, April 21, at 11:30 at the Brahma Bull Restaurant,
2405 U.S. 441 S.E. Bring a business associate, giveaway items, fly-
ers and brochures. For information, call Robin at 763-4878; or,
visit their website at www.okeebwn.com.
Juvenile Justice Council will meet
The Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council will conduct their
monthly meeting Friday, April 21, at noon in the meeting room at
Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The purpose of the meeting is
to enhance prevention and intervention of at-risk youth in Okee-
chobee 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 Sat-
urday, 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, a Yearling Middle School
student who was burned April 1. All proceeds will be for medical
expenses, trips to the Tampa Burn Center and supplies. For infor-
mation, call Terry Cantrell at (863) 634-4338 or (863) 763-8725.


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

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

First Aid class is offered
First Aid Basics class will be given at the American Red Cross,
323 North Parrott Ave., on Thursday, April 27, from 6 until 9 p.m.
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At the Movies Briefs


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman The-
atres Ill.
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, 7and 9 p.m. Monday at
S3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m.
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, Wednes-
day and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


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Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors is accepting
entries for their monthly proper-
ty beautification awards pro-
gram. The property does not
have to be for sale and is open
to residential and commercial
property throughout the county.
For information or to obtain,
entry forms, contact Dale Ann
Watford, secretary of the board
at (863) 634-7311 or (863) 763-
8222.

Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off
bins are located at the Okee-
chobee County Vehicle Mainte-
nance Facility, 306 N.W. Ninth
Ave., and the Okeechobee
Landfill, 10800 N.E. 128th Ave.
The vehicle maintenance facility
is open from 8 a.m. until noon
and from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.,
Monday through Friday. It is
closed on weekends and holi-
days. Only recyclable materials
such as newspaper, aluminum
and metal cans, corrugated


cardboard, glass jars and bottles
and plastics #1 through #7 are
accepted at the public facilities.
Items not accepted include:
plastic shopping bags; commer-
cial business items; tires; appli-
ances; electronic devices; yard
trash; household trash; oil, gas,
paint or household hazardous
waste; and, batteries. For more
information: contact Russell
Rowland, county solid waste
manager, at (863) 763-1811, or
Waste Management of Okee-
chobee at (863) 357-0111, or
(863) 763-4818.

Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you saved a life today?
Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach oth-
ers the skills they need to save
lives. You can help the Ameri-
can Red Cross reach people in
your community with lifesaving
training, including CPR, First
Aid, Automated External Defib-
rillation, and HIV/AIDS Preven-
tion. Contact the Okeechobee
Branch of the American Red'
Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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A/C SERVICE
TECH/INSTALLER
w/Min. 3 yrs. exp.
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW,
Good pay, Benefits, 401 K.
(863)763-8391
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MANAGER
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AM & PM
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
DAIRY FOREMAN:
Exp./Bilingual Preferred
House, Phone, Lights
Provided. Call
634-1758 or 634-1756
DUMP TRUCK DRIVER
w/CDL License
Work in Hendry and
LaBelle Counties.
Must pass drug test and have
transportation to job site.
Pay based on experience.
Call Dacks: 321-452-3190
or
E-mail: scci@
santacruzconstruction.com
Experienced MatureTeachers
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & P/T positions
avail., Great pay, working envi-
ronment & benefits
863-467-5000
FINAL PUNCHLIST &
WARRANTY TECHNICIAN
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. Bidg 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.
GOOD PAY
Shirley's Personal
Care, Services.
Now taking applications for
Home Health Aides &
Certified Nursing Assistants.
Please call (863)467-6399
#NR30211249
Groomer, 6 mos. exp., Mail
resume, Rio Ranch or ora-
tion, 12390 Hwy 70 West,
Okeechobee, FL 34972.
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips


JANITORIAL
P/T+ Evenings
Up to 20hrs wkly. Must be
Responsible, Reliable, have
own transportation. Leave
message @ 863-634-4089
LEAD & ASSISTANT
TEACHERS NEEDED
Call Wendy at Faith Academy
PreSchool (863)763-8800
MECHANIC &
MECHANICS ASSISTANT
Parttime & full time.
(863)610-0852
NOW HIRING:
Asst. Kitchen Manager &
Experienced Cooks for local
restaurant. Apply in person @
Lightsey's Restaurant
on Friday from 10am-12pm
OFFICE DUTIES
Must have experience in
Quickbooks and Microsoft
office. Fax resume
863-357-0006 or call
863-357-0798
PACKING, SHIPPING &
RECEIVING (Okee.)
Computer Based. Up to 50lbs
lifting required. 863-357-0798
SUMMER JOBS
Attention college students:
Looking for a summer job? In-
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Clewiston News, Glades
County Democrat and The Sun
newspapers. Learn about the
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gaining work experience. Writ-
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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 e-mail resume, writing
samples and references to
inipayroll@newszap.com.



PART-TIME MAINTENANCE
HELP NEEDED: Saturday &
Sunday a must. Contact
Barbara at (863)763-4114
WANTED: Retired Crafts Man
to take care of rental proper-
ties, in exchange for Water-
front Rental. (863)467-8683
BABYSITTER NEEDED: For 2
year old & 5 year old. Call
(863)697-1007 for details.


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of a 120 bed nursing home & 40 unit apartment
complex. Knowledge of electrical, plumbing, car-
pentry and A/C required. Must be "on call" every
third week. Prior experience in similar position.
HS diploma or GED required. Excellent salary and
benefits. Mileage paid to and from work for out-of-
town employees.
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Class "C" Certification required. Only those having
a valid Florida Class C or higher operator certifica-
tion should apply at this time. Must possess a val-
id FL Drivers License. Only those with a three year
clean driving record need apply. Shift work and
week-ends are required. Applications will be ac-
cepted until opening is filled at the Okeechobee
Utility Authority located at 100 SW 5th Avenue,
Okee, FL 34974. An Equal Opportunity Employer,
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energetic, self-motivated FULL TIME circulation
assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
References
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
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IMMEDIATE OPENINGS)
CITY OF OKEECHOBEE
POLICE DISPATCHER
The City of Okeechobee is now accepting applica-
tions for an experienced telephone operator/radio
dispatcher for the Police Department. Rotating
shift work, 40 hours per week. Applications can
be obtained at City Hall, Office of the City Clerk, 55
SE 3rd Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974,
(863)763-3372 x 215 or by website www.cityofo-
keechobee.com. Applications must be returned by
4:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, 2006. Drug Free
Workplace. EEO. Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City
Clerk/Personnel Administrator.


"NIGHT SHIFT"

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


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customer service skills.
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w/basic EKG interpretation skills
and Unit Secretary exp.
ALLIED HEALTH
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* INFECTION CONTROL NURSE
FT, Current FL Lic. RN or LPN with
5+ yrs. exp. in health related field,
pref. infection control. Excel/Word
computer skills. Ability to commu-
nicate w/staff & agencies.
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PT, Great people skills, 24 yrs.
healthcare recruiting exp. pref.
Computer literate, Word/Excel.
Assist in recruiting foxadmin. &
.mgmt. positions.
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FT, Min. 2 yrs. acctg. exp. Will be
processing payroll on a bi-weekly
basis and work on payroll reports
Taxes & other A/P duties as assi-
gned. Excel prof,/HMS exp. pref.
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exc. customer service/computer
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third party collection and HMO.
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interior/exteior renovation.
Knowledge of electrical, carpen-
try, masonry, painting; plumbing
and tile setting. Cert. a plus.
* MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST
FT, Flexible hrs. Current FL Lic. in
4-5 lab areas as an MT or MLT.
Pref. hospital/lab exp.
, PHLEBOTOMIST
PRN, Flexible hrs., Previous
phlebotomy exp. in hospital
physician office preferred
RESPIRATORY THERAPIST
PRN, New Grads welcome! Must
have CRTT, ACLS, NRP & BLS.
Ability to work all areas, Neonate
thru Adult & ventilator. RRT pref.
RADIOLOGICTECHNQLOGIST
PRN, Must have a current FL Lic.
& ARRT.
Competitive Salary
& Excellent Benefits Pkg.
Fax Resume to:
561-993-5627
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Belle Glade, FL
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The Okeechobee News is seeking an Ad
Services Team Member. This is a part time
position that could lead to full time
employment.
The right applicant will:
Have advanced PC computer skills
Have good people skills
Be a team player
Be organized
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle deadlines
Have previous sales experience with a
proven track record
Desire to be successful
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in:
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The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay based on experience
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News Is An Equal, Opportunity Employer


COMMUNITY HEALTH RER
(BRIGHTON RESERVATION)

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

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 prer. High School Dip. or GED. Exc. benefits
(medical, dental, 401K) Fax resume with salary
history to (954)967-3477.

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is accepting appli-
cations for the following position. Salesperson,
Turtle Farm, Brighton Reservation.
The position is responsible for the marketing and
selling of products from the Turtle Farm. Devel-
oping and establishing 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, 401 K) Fax resume to
954)967-3477.

WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT
Established Okeechobee Construction
Company seeks F/T Assistant to the
Warehouse Supervisor. Duties include
checking orders for accuracy, checking in
merchandise, inventory, and general
warehouse organization. Position requires
use of a computer and basic math skills,
ability to operate a forklift is a plus, but
not required. Please call 863-467-8877
for more information.

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


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with your child from (863)674-0098.
biro ge nine. REFRIGERATOR- GE, Very (863)6740098 DVR RECEIVER: For Direct TV,
ir oagene. good condition. $150. SOFA & 2 CHAIRS- cream col- Model R15, Excellent condi-
(863)357-6266 or, dark oakwood trim, good tion. $55. (863)675-3944
WSRR d cond. Need cleaning, you FLAT SCREEN TV 32" JVC
m S v WASHER & DRYE f R- MStacked, move, $125 (863)467-8112 Model AV-32F475 1 yr old,
110 88 7627993, $250 WALL UNIT Cherry wood, perfect condition. $325 Must
RON-DEES (863)675-2392 LaBelle has curved glass doors. paid Sell. (863)697-6077
Pressure Washing & $1500 sold $400 TOSH 31" w/remote
Minorerepairs. WASHER- Kenmore, $75 (954)448-8253 TOSHIBA- 31" /remote
Roof coating, Repairto (863)946-3822 $200. neg. (863)634-9620
Mobile Homes & more (863946-3822 Wicker Queen bed set, chest Okee area
No obtobgor small Free of drawers, 2 night tables, TV 13", Color & VCR Player.
estimates. 863-467R2917 ItIsin/tempered glass on top Both are like brand new. $65
Lic. #2349ᙂ $550 (937)335-0877 for both, will sep.
ALUM BEAMS- (863)357-4831
1-9X2X13.5FT, 1
9x2X15.5FT, 5 2X2X8FT Up- (863)634-5038mson: $20.
rights$150(863)467-8830 BENCH &BARBELL set, ad- 863)
JACK'S TOP SOIL BATHROOM VANITY TOP justable bench w/leg next's,
Fill Dirt available. 21" Marble, w/sink & faucet. 400# iron weights, weight
& Bob Cat work. $30. (863)763-8548. rack, $175. 863-805-0272. COMPRESSOR- Small, $25.
Call 863-467-4734 SCREEN ROOM MATERIAL- W BOWFLEX ULTIMATE Like as is. (863)843-0079
assembled walls & 4x8x10 new, has.leg extension, paid ELECT. PRESSURE WASHER,
Shop here first roof panels. $800. over $2000, will sell for new $50 or best offer
The classified ad (772)579-1322 Okee. $800. (863) 467-7676 (863)634-5914


EFFICIENCY on 441 & 15 A
Furnished w/utilities.
$125 wk. + $300 sec. dep.
Call 863-610-1027



Taylor Creek Condo, 1/1
ground fir., furn./unfurn.,
750 mo. Owner/Agent.
(561)601-4344.


Basswood Estates,
W2) 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


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TRUSSES (17) POLES 16'(6) WEIGHT MACHINE, pulley,
ASKING $1000 for all 200# on guides, change wt.
Registered (863)302-1059- with peg. $35. Call
Nurse TYPEWRITER, Portable, 863-805-0272.
"Smith Corona". Coronamatic e
Case M manager 2500. Excellent condition. $65 I
(Brighton Reservation) neg. (863)467-9877
WINDOWS, Vinyl, For Screen Treadmill, DC motor, $75
Porch. All linled i5) 49x78, phone (863)763-7072
Current FL RN lic. & BLS 25)x58x82 5i-window
cert. Experience in primary 63. $0
e r EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
care (+). Valid FL Drivers design. Hand made in Hong
License. Good communica- PETER RABBIT Baby Carriage, Kong 24K, 10yr old. $450
Cosco, Never used $50 or neg. (863)634-9620 Okee
tions skills. Fax resume & best offer (863)467-2474 I
salary requirements to: CBolcie 05
(9549 7-3 77 BLOOD PRESSURE MONI-
(954)967-3477 BASEBALL CARDS- Upper TOR- Digital, Wrist, Brand
Deck, 1992 over 3000 mint new. Never been used.
Second $45 (863)697-8547 $39.99 (863)467-1120
Okeechobee County Health Department M.I. HUMMEL FIGURINES LIFT CHAIR, Good condition.
Currently has an opening for Merry Wanderer, Apple Tree $350. (863)801-4949
*LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE* Boy, Just Resting (handle WHEEL CHAIR, Motorized w/2
View the job announcements and apply online broke) $225 (863)801-3344 heavy duty batteries. Good
athttps://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/logon.htm SALT- n PEPPER SHAKERS cond. $550. (863)675-0104
For assistance with the People First website, you may contact (1041 Sets) asking $2500 I
the applicant customer service at 1-877-562-7287, ( 863 M il)801-4949
TTY users call 1-866-221-0268. (863)801-494
Job closing date Is close of business April 28, 2006 C DE-HUMIDIFIER- '99, Used
EEO/AAP/VP Employer S upplies 05 very little. Like new $100.
(863)467-1110
ieA ah ani LAP TOP, Compaq Armada WORK STATION- Stainless
in E500,40gb,VD Player, CD Steel double sink fish clean-
Burner & much more, $550. Ing station,.5' long $125.
(863)227-0263 anytime (937)335-0877
LAP TOP, Sony VAIO, DOVD
....Player, CD Burner, disquette
Air Conditioners 505 w/many extras, exc. cond., I
Antiques 510 $650. (863)227-0263 GUITAR, Electric, Fender
Appliances 515 LAPTOP- 15", Absolute the top Statocaster w/Fender 15R am-
Appliance Prts 520 of the line Durabook. tMilitary plifler. $250. (863)673-3860
Bicycles 530 case. $1399. 863-983-7751 ORGAN- Galbransen Electron-
Books = Magazines535 ic, $250 (863)946-3822
Building Materials540 WEB TV- computer w/2 key- Ic 5 6 -
Ip titiesBusiness Equipment 545 boards, $75 (863)902-0257 PIANO: SAMICK,, White, w/
Carpets/Rugs 550 1 Bench & music. $500. or
Children's Items 555 best offer. 863-763-0867
NOTICE China, Glassware. Etc. 560
Independent Newspapers will ClothinagO 565
never accept anyadvertise-, C ins/Stamps 570 BED SET- Twin, 6 pieces, u
meant that is illegal or con- Collectibles 575 Beige w/large pink flowers.
sidered fraudulent. In all Computer/Video 580 $50. (863)763-8146 COPIER- Konica 7033, comm.
cases of questionable val- Crafts/Supplies 585 with 3 drawers, duplicator,
e, such as promisesof Cruises 590 i sorter, collates, little used,
guaranteed income from Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595 $2500 neg.(863)7693-1550
work-at-home programs if Fireplace Fiture 600i. S
itsounds goodbe Firewood 605NEW
true, chances are that it Is. Furniture 610 FURNITURE AQUARIUM- 5 stand,
If you have questions or Furs 15 FURN UR AQUARIUM-55 gal w/stnd,
doubtsaboutanyadon Health & Reducing FOR LESS $175 (863)467-9298 or
these pages, we advise that Equipment 620 Lamps $17,1 00-Barstools (863)697-0377
ingefmore responding or send- Heating Equipment/ $39up, 0-Desks $97up, 3 Pc BABY GEESE (4) LaBelle area
ing money ahead of time, Suppfies 625 Dropleaf dinette $197, $40 -will separate.
you check with the Better Household Items 630 50-table and 4 chairs $397up, (863)675-4981
Business Bureau at Jewelry 635 200-Rediners $297up,
772-878-2010for previous Lamps/Lights 640 BEARDED DRAGON- adult
complaints. Luggage 645 50-2PcSofa&Loveseatsets male, complete w/tank,
Medical Items 650 $687up,50-TVEnt.Centers' stand & access. $250
Some 800 and 900 telephone Miscellaneous 655 $167up, 2Pc Queen Bed Set (863)467-9298/697-0377
numbers may require an Musical Instruments 660 $297up,50-4PC bedroom sets
extracharge as well as ic Supplies/ $387up, 3Pc Livingroom COCKATOO, Ducorpse, small-
long distance toll costs. We Equipmet 665 tables$97up, e ll
readeroofthesetchargesrI Pets/Supplies/ 100-Headboards $79up. best offer. (863)634-4562
reader of these charges in Services 670
the ads, but occasionally Photography 675 HIGHPOINT DACHSHUND, Male, 6 months
we may not be aware of the Phunbing Supplies 680 FURNITURE old. Indoor Dog. Pure Bred.
charges. Therefore,if you .Pools a Supplies 6B5 OUTLET STORE $375. For more info: please
call a number out of your Restaurant 2346 U.S. 27 North call (863)763-3349
area, use caution. Equipment 690
Satellite 695 Sebring FL GERMAN SHEPHERD- female,
e Sewinp Machines 700 Next to Lowes&across spayed, 3yrs old, To good
rvices Sporting Goods 705 from Home Depot home only $50
h Stereo Equipment 710 (863)357-3026.,
1 Television/Radio 715 BR SUITE-i.p,,: 'jGiiF -irr-- JACK RUS'S-LL TERRIER'S
STikets 720 1 :: rI r PUPPIES, AKC, $350. each.
oiola 725 2 'ar e:eirs, nildri, rir,:, 63)634-4076
bToa & Games 730 chest, $800 (863)467-8481 (863 4-4076
Babysitting 40.5 V S '735 MATED PAIR CONURES- one
Babysitting 405 VCRs 735 BR SUITE- 9 pc Broyhill, king black headed, one red head-
Child Care Needed410 Wanted to Buy 740 size, white washed oak, + oldbabin
Child Care Offered415 lighted hdbd & bkshlvs, enter cage $550 (863)843-2495
Instruction 420 cab $500 (863)261-1932 4 ge $ (834-4
Services Offered 425 RABBIT- Rex, week, Female
Insurance 430 CHAIR, Small, Upholstered $10. (863)675-4981 Labelle
Medical Services435 multi colored Swivel, Ideal area
Medical Seice435 for RV. $30.(863)467-8432 area
A/C WALL UNITS- 2, 5000 ZEBRA FINCH'S: w/Cage. $20.
Gn BTU's, Works well, $130or CHEST OF DRAWERS, Very (863)675-3032after5pm.
will separate good shape. $100
(863)612-0992 COMPUTER DESK-New, Tall,
AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York $60C (3ESK- New, Tall,08Af
ALUMINUM DIVISION OF 3.5 ton package unit w/heat, 6pm0. (863)763-0486 After
O'Connell Construction new in box 6pr COMMODE, new, white, $25
License # CBC055264 $1250 (954)309-8659 DINING ROOM TABLE- Solid or best offer (863)467-1032
ERNEST LANCASTER wood; 4 chairs & 1 bench, HOT WATER HEATER: 40 gal-
Screen Rooms, Carports AIR CONDITIONER Large Seats 6, $100. or best offer. Ions. Like New, only used 6
Room Additions room, $175. (863)467-2474 months. $50. (863)763-8146
Florida Rooms (863)763-8548CHAIR, Antique, fg preciate $250 863)763-3423 SAND FILTER & PUP,dbl.
Aluminum Roof Over r t ENTERINGTAINMENT CENTER- ladder, /sml deck be
(863)634-2044 AIR HANDLER, TraneGutters 1594408-1594409. Good Bush fwood,r 32" t Lcirca new tween1950s. 4'above g$100round
220 volt, with heat, $100-. (863) 467-7676
M & D CONTRACTING.(863)675-5929 Entertainment Center, 2 pc. JUCUZZI- Large, Seats 6,.with
.Siding A sLighted w/csecretaries desk, ma0tchinginsolated top.
.Fascia BARBER CHAIR, Antique, Mfg. preciate. $250 863)763-3423 SAND FILTER & PUMP, dbl.
-SeamlessAluminum by Emil J. Padair Co. Pat # ENTERTAINMENT CENTER- ladder, w/smbIl deckobe-
1-800-893-8933 cond. $800 (863)697-0328 $125. (863)697-6077 pool, $250. (863)634-3200
Lic.#0CsL2732-01 HUNGARIAN HAY WAGON, HEAD & FOOT BOARD, Twin,
antique, great for decoration Solid Wood. Very nice. $55
store or farm, $2500 (863)675-3944 KARATE PADS- approx. 10,
(863)467-1322 HIDE-A-BED: Queen Green Great shape. $150.
PARGO GOLF CAR- W/charg- White w/matching chairs. (863)675-3356
,, A er, Runsgreat, Goodbatts, Good condition. $125. POOL TABLE- 8', Full size pool
rmi, $800 Orbest offer. Tom (863)763-0867 table, great cond. Burgundy
m4 WA 863-467-7500 days KING BEDSET- headboard, felt, Pool sticks, Many ac-
iWAGON WHEELS, Hungarian dresser w/mirror, 2 n.stands, c ess. $700. 634-2094
( 100) wooden, $75 2 black floor lamps, $250 SPORTS ORGANIZER: For
(P, 863)467-1322 (863)467-9625 Garage / Outdoors. Holds Bas-
J MEXICAN BAR Light green ket Balls, Baseballs / Bats. Etc.
wood w/ overheads tem $20(863)634-5038
DISHWASHER Kenmore, glass holder. $150. TRAMPOLINE- asking $75
S DISHWASHER (863)675-2404 Kenmore (561)704-3690 (863)675-2627
S 430pm QUEEN BED- light wood, Sea-
FR EEZER 5' cu.ft.7 fost4 Post matt, dresser in/mir-

._ FREEZER 5% cu. ft., frost ro(3r, chest, 2 nite stands
free, $75. (863)763-1884 0 DUAL SPKRS, 2,12", in plexy
L' GLASS TOP STOVE- Kenmore, RECLINER- Barca Lounger, glass/wood box, 4 chrome
SWhite, Good condition. Retail $900. Like new. Wood ports & blue light hit flash-
L, ,$100. (863)675-3356 arms & side. Light tan. ers.$200 (863)634-7098.
y RANGE- 30" Whirlpool, self $200. (863)763-0582 PIONEER DEH-P6700MP, su-
cleaning $100 RECLINER- Lazy Boy, Mauve. per tuner car stereo, $150
(863)675-2627 Like new. $60. 863)763-7036 or
The most important REFRIGERATOR, Apartment (763)763-0486 after 6pm 863)697-8906 Paul or Jen
20 minutes of your day Sz. "Philco". Runs very good. SHELVING UNITS 2 match-
is thetimespent reading Keep your beer./ soda ice ing, cream w/black bkgrd.
..... cold.$60 (863)467-9877 5'x2'. $100 for both.


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.
(863)357-5754


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


ALUMINUM CLAMSHELL
AWNINGS, will remove,
(863)824-2248 ask for Kurt
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
SMALL GARDEN TILLER,
Used, 4 cyl. Preferred. Call
Bob (863)467-1046
WANTED- Used trailer for 20ft
Pontoon boat, in good cond.
reasonably priced
(863)697-2936

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce B20
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



APPALOOSA MARE AND
TACK- $1500 (863)467-1421
OR (863)269-1316
MINI REG MARE PONY- Pinto,

blk/white, asking $850
(863)673-6447
PAINT MARE- 4-5yr old, green
broke. Sweet disposition.
$1000 or best offer.
(863)763-2379
SADDLE- 13" All around, Used
4 times, out grown, Like new
$250. (863)261-1932



MTD CLASSIC- 46" cut, needs
lower deck & battery, $100
(863)763-4982
PURPLE MARTIN BIRD
HOUSE 28 unnii wolelescop-
ing pole. $75.
(863)675-5929
PUSH MOWER- Briggs &
Stratton, 5.0 H-P, Gold Se-
ries, $50 (863)675-2404 af-
ter 4:30 pm.
RIDING MOWER- Snapper,
38" deck, Z-turn, $1500
(863)467-7340


ANGUS CHAROLAIS Cross
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
(863)235-0829.
HOGS -3) domeric ready to
butche- $450 for all or will
separate. (863)467-6960.


SADDLES (2) 1 Adult & 1
child, never been used. $350
for both will sell separate
(863)673-6447

Rentals



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



APTS. 2BR/1BA, $800 mo.,
1st,last & $400 sec. dep. to
move in. Call (863)763-9225
or stop by 406 SW 2nd St.


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. Incl 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
561-248-3888/863-599-0156
OKEECHOBEE ESTATES- 3br,
2ba, No pets, $1100 + sec
dep, refs, (863)781-1317 or
(863)634-1554
Pioneer Estates, SE Sec. of
Okee, 2BR/2BA, 1/2 acre, all
appl's & water incl., $800
mo., 1st, last & $500 sec.
dep., 6 mos. lease w/option
to extend lease, avail
4/24/06. 863-697-6297
Richard or 863-634-0848
Michelle.
RENT TO OWN:
Basswood, New 3 BR, 2 BA
w/1 Car garage. Bruised Credit
Okay. $4000 down. $1400
mo. with $300 going toward
down payment,
Call 863-467-0128
SINGLE FAMILY HOME
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
$1000 sec. (941)504-3954
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
(863)467-8005



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rent, HWY 441 North, Approx
1200 sq ft. For more info Mobile Home Lots 2005
Call (863)763-6496 Mobile Home Parts 2010
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Mobile Homes Sale 2020
OKEE. Female preferred. Privi-
leges Kit. Internet access. ileHm
W/D, Big yard. $400. mo. +
1,/ util. 561-317-8428
[ r WATERFRONT, Furn. 1 br
travel trailer screen porch
$475. mo. incl elec. $300 Sec
TAYLOR CREEK 2 BR/1 BA w/ 863-824-8718/813-426-5152
Den. Immaculate! Tile, Carpetr, MoieHm
W&D, Fenced w/Dock. $950 Sae212
1st, last &sec. 863-467-8683
TAYLOR CREEK: 3 BR, 2 BA, LaBelle, '80, 24x56, 3br, 2ba
Fam. Rm., Liv. Rm., Screened In Great shape. New Kit.
porch Covered boat slip Car cabintis; fiuor 10 000
poi Tile Fen'ed yar. Fu,. 8636,5-6 -: -
nr;ned Privai $1' Q."miM AInOBILE HOInE:' qL1/2i',r,i'
i. ili & se(.863-467-8683 Zone. Fixer upper. Must be
e moved. For more info. $5500
Real Estate or best offer. (863)228-6822
MOBILE HOME- Lj j(C.
2br, 2ba, on -60',80 ,ot,
shed, 2 screen porches, boat
ramp, dock, $155,000 neg.
Call for more info
Business Places (561)793-6086
Sale 1005
Commercial HOME FOR
Property-Sale 1010 HOME FOR
Cendes/ SALE
Townhouses Sale1015 SALE
Farms Sale 1020 2/2 Split Flooir
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030 Plan
Investment Screened Patio
Property Sale 1035
Land- Sale 1040 Carport & Shed
Lots Sale 1045 Low Lot Rent
Open House 1050
Out of State 863-467-4555
Property Sale 1055
Property lnspection1060 l dT I] ,ll'
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080 Re nation I


JACOBSEN '05, 3 BR, 2 Ba.,
Very nice DW, Well built Boats 3005
w/2x6's & 2x4's on 16" cen- Campera/RVs 3010
ters. Stove w/self cleaning Jet Skiis 3015
oven, Frig. D/W. Large car- Marine Accessories 3020
port, shed, Fenced yard Marine Miscellaneous 3025
75x100 under appraisal Motorcycles 3030
$139,000. 772-579-1322 Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
Okeechobee
OKEE. Across From Lake. New
3/2 CBS Home. W/gar. In
nice area. W/Comm.pool. AIR BOAT, 4 c yl.,Lycomin
High ceilings, Lots of tile, Runs good. $5000.
Loads of storage & much (561)248-0616 Okeechobee.
more. Move Right In!
$204,900. Call FIBERGLASS BOAT- 16', older
561-762-2233 Challenger2 exc shape
OKEE. REDUCED PRICE needs motor & seats. $800.
$149,900. Convert SWMH ask for Nick 863-697-8108
2br 2ba New roof & pait on HOUSE BOAT
private lake Only minutes 66ft, Paddle Wheel,
from lake Okee. Bring offers Repo, sacrifice $8000.
Call Levi Von Zamft (406)628-2181
(561)262-1302
Keller Williams Realty JON BOAT 17', w/motor &
trl., 70 HP Johnson trim &
Palm Village Ranch, 3/2, tilt.$7,000. (863)467-6960
55+, Royal Wall const., car-
port, storage shed, $265k.
561-236-0293.
SW Section SALE OR RENT 3
BR, 2 Ba, on large lot. Circular PONTOON BOAT: 2005, 20 Ft.
driveway. 2 car garage. All ap- Sweetwater, 60 hp Yamaha 4
pliances & new carpet. stroke w/300 hrs. onboth. Still
(863)467-5509 under factory warrantee. Ex-
L d SlIIIe 14 tended warrantee avail. Porta
potty. $12,500 863-467-0658
BASINGER AREA, PONTOON BOAT- 20ft, trir
780 acre ranch with home, incld, 60HP Yamaha, new
1.5 mi, paved road frontage, CD, ready to fish, $5000 neg
will not subdivided, $11,500. (863)467-7073
per acre, call John, The Tucker
Group, Cell 863-697-0413, PONTOON BOAT- 26, 50HP
res. 863-357-8769, Evinrude, needs work, good
off.863-763-4010 project, $600 neg
(863)467-5725 for more info
LAKE OKEECHOBEE 320ac PROCRAFT 17' 140HP Mer-
w/5000sqft +/-, SR78 cury with trailer, very fast.
Hwyfrontage. Acrossfrom Asking $2500. Call Nick,
full service marina & retail 863-697-8108.
center. Residential & Corn-
mercial Future Land Use mIperI Il0I
Designation. Great invest-
mentpotential at$9 million CAMPER SCREEN ROOM 25'
Drew Drake & Co. RE Broker privacy panels w/zippers,
(239)433-0433 size can be adjusted, $375.
drewdrake.com 863-634-3107/634-5471.


CONDO/RV
Ancient Oaks: 2/1 Totally
furnished, large carport,
gated community, htd. pool,
clubhouse, marina, storage.
Owner Motivated: $59,000.
C-21. 863-467-2100
WATERFRONT
BUCKHEAD RIDGE
Lake Okeechobee Access
Boat Ramp, 3/2
doublewide, fenced yard,
shed, patio, carport.
Owner motivated: $159,000
C-21. 863.467-2100
LAND/ACREAGE
20 acres w/'98 3/2 DWMH,
mint condition, fenced, 14x52
ft front porch, peaceful set-
ting, borders Dark Hammock,
ok for cattle, Horses, tree
farm, can be divided.
$539,000
C-21. 863-467-2100

Lots -Sa
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 si ft, A/C, 12'x56'
lanai, 2 car gar., Approx.
3000 sq ft under roof. Like
new. 80' Seawall, Boat dock
w/Lift. Freshwater to dock.
Open Sunday 2pm-4pm
863-357-1813
WATERFRONT HOME: Treas-
ure Island. Bring your tooth
brush / fully furnished. 3 BR.,
2 Full Ba., Large screen porch.
Florida Room overlooking Ca-
nal. Dock & Boat Lift. Quiet
cul-de-sac. Priced'to sell.
$180,000. Call 863-467-7002

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MOTORHOMES, (2), not run-
ning but good drive train,
You Haul. $100 will sell sep-
arately. (863)465-6248
PARTLY FURNISHED: '75, 25
Ft., Lg. refig. elec. hot water,
stove A/C. Toilet w/direct
hook. $1 000(740)202-3517
SCOTTIE CAMPER '79- cold
AC, sips 4, $500
(863)467-2795
Sunline, '05 T2499, 0 trip
miles, exc. cond., $19,000
or best offer. (863)357-2891
after 3pm



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EVINRUDE 28 SPL Elec start,
all controls, exc runner,
$600 or best offer
(863)610-1674
OB MOTOR- 225HP, Evinrude,
long shaft, $1400
(863)467-5725
TROLLING MOTOR- Minnkota,
651b thrust, w/foot controls,
never used still In box, $350
neg (561)744-9031


BOAT TILT TRAILER: For 15
Ft. Boat or 17 Ft. Canoe, 8"
wheels. Good condition. $160
(513)260-6410


GSXR750 '04- great shape,
garage kept. $5500
(863)634-8828/763-4132
jrissomebeach@earthlink.net
HARLEY DAVIDSON '04-
Dyna-Glide lowrider, FXDLI,
2400 mi, $15,500 or best
offer (863)697-8572
TRIUMPH CLASSIC '1968-
$2500, call for details
(863)674-0898,


YAMAHA TTR125, 2001, off
road, excel, cond. $1300
(863)763-4982



GO KART Scorpion, 2 seater,
roll bars, great shape, $600
firm. (863)634-8828 days. or
(863)763-4132 eve's.
Honda ATC 3 Wheelers (2),
185 & 200 Both run well,
start 1stpull $1000 will sep.
(772)873-1363
POLARIS 300 '94- 4x4 4
wheeler, $800 needs pull
cord (863)634-5402 -
YAMAHA RAPTOR 2003,
80cc, Mint cond. $1499
(863)467-5043


SKYLINE, Nice, Sleeps 6,
$2500. (772)579-1322
Okeechobee
TRAVEL TRAILER- 33ft Impa-
la, 1983, needs some work.
$1850 (401)625-5223 in
Okeechoee


Automobiles

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BUICK SKYLARK CUSTOM-
'95, 2 dr, New tires Nice in-
side & out Well maintained.
$1500 him |8631214-1286
CADILLAC BROUGHAM 1990,
Electronic Everything, Just
needs TLC. $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)467-4998
CHRYSLER INTREPID 2000,
AC; auto, new brakes, $2000
or best offer (810)625-4270


CHEVY CAVALIER- '96 4 dr,
86K, Auto. A/C, Orig. owner.
Good cond. $2500,
(863)612-1648
CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY '98, 62K mls. Good con-
dition. 1 Owner. Book=$6850
.Asking $5800.863-467-1301
DODGE STRATUS 1996,
5spd., Runs good. Good on
gas. Minor right side damage.
$1200. (863)467-7720
FORD TAURUS WAGON- '89,
SGood running car. $400.
(863)675-1907
GRAND MARQUIS '95- AC,
good tires, 120K, windshield
cracked, have new one. runs
great $2000 (863)763-2730
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 -
V6, auto, good Shape, needs
transmission, $400.
(239)657-4348
MERCURY, COLONY PARK
'90 Station Wagon, $1000.
(863)357-3197
PONT GRAND MARQUIS '92-
runs good, needs brakes,
$1000 or best offer
(863)697-6384 after 5pm


TOYOTA CAMRY, '95, needs
work or good for parts, body
In good cond., $300 or best
offer. (863)673-0645


AUTO WANTED:
Lookingto buy Antique Car/
Convertible / Truck. Please call
(954)561-2776


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.
(772)360-5068
FORD F150 1986- Made for
Offroadl 300, w/30/12W/15's
& extra set of tires & rims
$1200 neg. (863)673-5995


CLUB CAR, '03, new condi-
tion, windshield, curtains,
fans, $2500. (863)697-1350
or (863)763-2063


EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good batt & charger
$750 (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063


ATV TIRES, 4 wheels, new, off
'06 RIncon, only 20 miles,
$300 or best offer.
(954)448-8253 Iv. message
ENGINE, 3208 Caterpillar,
Like new. (Ran in truck for
only 20 min.) $2500.
863-673-5852/612-5413
FORD F150 '79- 351 Windsor,
engine good for rebuild,
good 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
(863)675-0188
RIMS (4) 16 x 8Dodge, 8lug,
stock alloy rims, w/center
caps, $150 (863)675-0188


SHOCK TOWER BRACES, &
set of Urethane Bushing's.
for Mustang '86-'93. Sacri-
fice $150. (863)824-0801
TIRES, (4), Dunlop GT Qualifi-
er, P255/70/R15, $100.
(863)357-2829
TOW BAR & BASE PLATE: For
a Geo Metro. $150 or best
offer (863)735-1753
TOW BAR- Stowmaster, Used
on a Saturn, Can be adapted
to any vehicle. $150.
(863)763-6757


CAMPER TOP- For a Ford
F-150, In Great cond. It is
notthe aluminum type.
$250. (863)674-0825 LaBelle
CHEVY 4X4 PU '04- X Cab,
39K ml, $19, 500 or take
over payments
(863)697-8572
DODGE DAKOTA '94- needs
engine rebuilt, & trans work,
good body, tool box $500
neg (863)76302379
FORD F150 PICKUP 1995,
May need sensory & alterna-
tor. $2000 or best offer.
(863)467-0987 .


FORD PU '90- 302 eng, needs
minor work, $700 or best of-
fer (863)673-1625 LaBelle
GMC 1/ TON PICKUP 1994,
4.3 V6, ColdlA/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
(863)675-2065


DOUBLE AXLE Fifth Wheel
Trailer, deck over, dove tail,
92" wx20'l, $1500 or best
offer. (863)610-1797
UTILITY TRAILER- 6x8,
dumps, $300
(863)843-2495 ;


FORD AREOSTAR 1990,
Runs Great. Dependable.
Asking $800.
(239)657-2461


Community Events


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

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

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

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

Church offers program for families'
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. will hold
classes on Tuesday mornings from 10 until 11:30 a.m. for parents
and pre-school children. The curriculum will explore God's word


DEP' receiver s



Clean Air Award


DEP permit is first to
require innovative
control technology

TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection's (DEP) Division of
Air Resource Management was
recently recognized by the U.S.
Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) as a natiorpal
leader for air pollution conti1ol
technology at cement plants.
DEP received a Clean Air Award
from the EPA for promoting a
demonstration project at the
Suwannee American Cement
facility near Branford, Florida.
"Florida is one of only three
states east of the Mississippi
River to meet all national ambi-
ent air quality standards estab-
lished by the EPA to protect pub-
lic health, including air quality
standards for ground-level
ozone," said DEP Deputy Secre-
tary for Regulatory Programs
and Energy Mike Sole. "By work-
ing with regulated industries
such as cement, we can adopt
more effective technologies to
protect Florida's air quality."
In 2004, DEP permitted the
Suwannee American Cement
plant, allowing them to install a
nitrogen oxides (NOx) control
demonstration project at their
facility. This was the first cement
plant permit in the United States
requiring the use of state-of-the-
art NOx control technology
called selective non-catalytic
reduction, which involves the
injection of ammonia to reduce
NOx emissions. Controlling NOx
emissions helps prevent the for-
mation of ozone.
In addition, DEP was the first'
in the nation to require continu-
'4 ous emission monitoring for
mercury at new cement facili-
ties. Part of DEP's air permits
issued to Sumter Cement and
American Cement in Sumter
County, the state-of-the-art mon-
itors will provide mercury emis-
sions data that will help both
government agencies and pri-
vate operators throughout the
country better understand
potential ways of controlling
mercury emissions.
i4 The Division of Air Resource
Management's mission is to pro-
tect, conserve and restore the air
resources of the state with the
primary goal of protecting
human health. The Division


implements the federal Clean Air
Act and' appropriate Florida
Statutes, monitors the state's air
quality, administers Florida's air
pollution control programs to
provide more protection with
less process and promotes pollu-
tion prevention. DEP coordi-
nates with other local, state and
federal air quality programs to
ensure clean air for Florida's citi-
zens.
For more information on
Florida's air, visit
wiw.dep.state.fl.us/air.


through activity centers. There will also be a special class for par-
ents. For information or to register, call Angela at (863) 763-4021.

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

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

Children's Ranch plans yard sales
The Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard
sales every Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Funds from
the sales help support activities for the children. Usable donations
are always accepted and should be taken to the ranch on U.S. 441
S.E. Pick-up service is not available. For information, contactRosie
at (863) 7634242.

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

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

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

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education. GED and English' as a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education GED, Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop,
123 S.W. Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.\%. 23
Lane, English as a second language classes, Monday -Wednesday
5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E Eighth St.,
English as a second language classes, Tuesday and Thursday trom 6
until8p.m.

Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth arid children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and
Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday-from 11 a.m. until 12:30
p.m.

Free parenting classes offered
Free six-weei parting classes for parents of young children are
held at 7..p.m. pn Tuasd.avs at the Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505'
S. Parrott Ave. Topics include discipline a family affair,' birth to 8
months infants, 8 to 18 months the toddler, 18 to 36 months terrific
twos, 3 year olds, and uncommon sense. Each week parents "earn"
baby bucks to purchase items for their baby at the Center's Baby
Boutique. Childcare is not provided. However, infants in carriers are
welcome. For details call (863) 763-8859 or (863) 697-6320.






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Community Events


CCC to host guest speakers
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee Count
Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tue,
day, April 28, at 10 a.m. in the boardroom of the Okeechobee Count
School Board office, 700 S.W Second Avenue. The purpose of th
meeting is to allow the community to identify issues, collaborate an
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 fre
memory loss screenings on Friday, April 28, from 11 a.m. until 2:3
p.m. Appointments are needed for the screenings, and the screening
are open to any age group. The screening will be completed by the Si
Mary's memory disorder staff and immediate results will be given. Fo
information, call Donna True at (800) 861-7826 ext. I or (772) 285
6291.
SFWMD meeting on recreation planned
The Kissimmee River Valley Public Use and Recreation meeting wi
be held Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Basinge
Community Center on U.S. 98. The purpose of meeting is to provide ai
opportunity for South Florida Water Management District '(SFWMD) ti
meet with community members that are interested in using th
restored Kissimmee River Valley region for public use and recreation
Learn about the Kissimmee River Restoration Project and the recre
national 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 I until 5 p.m. in room 232 of the Osceola Middle School
825 S.W 28th St. Participants must pre-register. Materials cost $25. Fo
information, call 1863) 467-3085.
Church hosting gospel group
Believer's Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., will host
gospel sing featuring New Ground on Sunday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. Fo
information, call Mickie Slayton at (863) 467-6654.
Reunion planned for '60s classes
There will be a '60s reunion at the KOA Convention Center, 4271
U.S. 441 S., from 6 p.m. until midnight on June 24. There will be aspe
cial tribute for Johnnyr Mack Kinsaul II you are a member of a clas
from 1960-1969 you are invited to attend. For information, call (863)
763-6464 or (863.1763-.8865.
Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will bi
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-foo
Shearwater boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI Suzuki out
board and an aluminum trailer. Tickets can be purchased for $50 eact
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 wil
be held on July 4. For information, call Theresa Davis at (863) 467
2321.1
Fundraiser benefits burn center
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS ,that will be given away at 7 p.m. or
Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are now available at the Okee
chobee County Chamber of Commerce office iat 55 Si'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
fundraiserwill go to Shriner's programs
Church changes its name
Parrott Aenue Christian Church is' now known as the Westside
Christian Church of Okeechobee, and is located at 8082 S.R. 70 W. The


Water's Edge Dermatology will treat you with all
the care and expertise you expect.
Adult and Pediatric Dermatology
Diseases of the Skin, Hair and Nails
* Surgery of the Skin, Skin Cancer Treatment
MOHS Skin Cancer Surgery
New patients are welcome.
Medicare and most insurance accepted.


NEW OFFICE:
542 W. Sagamore Ave.
Building E, Hospital Annex
Clewiston, FL


minister is Richard Barker and the Associate Minister is Willard
Delaney. Sunday services begin at 10 a.m., while Sunday Bible School
y starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday night prayer meetings begin at 6 p.m. A
s- nursery is provided. For information, call (863) 467-2278.
y
e Groups planning Halloween celebration
d
s. Okeechobee Main Street, in conjunction with the Okeechobee
d County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee City Police Department, Okee-
) chobee Board of County Commissioners, Okeechobee City Council.
and the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce, are organizing an alter-
native to door-to-door Trick-or-Treating. If your group or organization
would like to be a part of this community-wide Halloween alternative
e to be held downtown in the park areas please e-mail Toni Doyle, pro-
0 motions director for Okeechobee Main Street Inc., at
s promotion@mainstreetokeechobee.com. Please provide a contact
t. name and phone number.
r Upthegrove family reunion planned
The Upthegrove family reunion is being planned.and will be held in
Fort Pierce. If you are a member of the Upthegrove family in Okee-
chobee, please call Pat Adams at (615.i 893-3236.
r Church offering special Easter eggs
n Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N;W 10th St., will be taking orders
o for their annual chocolate peanut butter eggs for Easter. Call (863) 763-
e 4654 to place your order.
- Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion for
October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members. Please
send information via e-mail to: ohsl 987reunion@hotmail.com
, Center looks to expand activities
r
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service Center, 1019 W.\South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors at
the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and
a gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would like to
r expand its activities to groups that would like to play board games,
card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has any ideas, contact
Sheila at (863) 462-51'80 or Debbie at (863) 462.-5183, or just come
down and talk to us. Activities are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.
6
- Ornament sales benefits scholarships
) The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited edi-.
tion 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on brass
and includes a numbered certificate and historical information. Each
ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will go to
the'ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, 1863) 763-2829;
e Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863j 467-2487; Man-
on Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.
Martha's House office has moved
Martha's House Administrative and Outreach Office have moved to
t their new location at 103 N.W. Fifth St., Suites 4 and 5, next door to the
- Medicine Shoppe.
, CAP looking for senior members.
I The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Aux-
1 iliary has.formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
- Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and cadets
are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18
are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and
provide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil
Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet pro-
- grams. Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish
these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior
- member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Opera-
e tions Center, (863) 763-3212.
Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okeechobee
e High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
e. OHS_97_reunion@yahoo.com.


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