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Inside

S Police make arrest
in Holloway case
ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP)
Authorities have made an
arrest in the case of a young
Alabama woman who disap-
peared while vacationing in
Aruba, an Aruban official said
Saturday.
Mariaine Croes, a spokes-
woman for the public prose-
cutor's office, said Aruban
authorities were not prepared
to disclose why the person
was arrested. Croes also
would not say how the arrest
was linked to the disappear-
ance of Natalee Holloway
nearly a year ago, on the final *
night of her high school grad-
uation trip to the Dutch
S Caribbean Island.
Page2
Bulls defeat
Heat, 117-93
MIAMI (AP) Luol Deng
got a nice present for his 21st
birthday. He's headed to the
playoffs.
Deng scored 17 of his 26
points to spearhead Chicago's
first-half rally from an early 15-
point deficit, and the Bulls also
got 18 points apiece from
Andres Nocioni and Ben Gor-
don to beat the Miami Heat
117-93 Sunday and clinch an
Eastern Conference postsea-
son bertl.
Chicago's win not only
spoiled Miami's home finale,
it eliminated any hope Orlan-
do had of sneaking onto the
East's playoff bracket.
Philadelphia remained alive,
but barely one more win by
Washington or one more
76ers loss would put the Wiz-
ards in and complete the East
field.
Sports, Page5
DEP launches
new web site
TALLAHASSEE The
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) this week
launched an interactive web-
site to provide information
about Florida-friendly plants
and landscaping. A partner-
ship between DEP, the Univer-
sity of Florida, Florida Yards &
Neighborhoods and the
Southwest Florida Water Man-
agement District, the site helps
visitors plan environmentally-
friendly yards that reduce the
need for fertilizers and pesti-
cides and promote water con-
servation.
Page 7

Drought Index
Current: 500
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.15 feet


Lake level .
Last Year:
15.24 feet
(SOURCE:.
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

Index
Classifieds .......9-11
Comics ............8
Community Events ... .4
Crossword .......... 9
Opinion ...... 4
Speak Out ..........
Sports . . . . . . .5
TV . . . . . . . .10
Weather . . . . . .2

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Smin4ole Tribe: Helps future IRCC center


ukeecnooee News/uaorey BlacKwell
Emma Brown (left),, Jessica Billie (second left), Louise Gopher (center left), Sonja Buck
(center right), Michele Thomas (second right) and Moses Osceola (right), members of
the Seminole Tribe of Florida, presented a $50,000 check to Dr. Edwin R. Massey (third
left), Indian River Community College (IRCC) president, on Thursday, April 14. The
donation will help fund the Williamson Conference Center at the college. The portrait
behind the group is of Louise Gopher she was the first Seminole Tribe member to
graduate from IRCC in 1965.

Seminole Tribe donates to IRCC


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Representatives of the
Seminole Tribe of Florida
handed an enlarged version of
a $50,000 check to Dr. Edwin
R. Massey, president of Indian
River Community College
(IRCC), to help with the con-
struction and enhanced tech-
nology needs of the soon-to-
be-built Williamson
Conference Center on Thurs-
day, April 14.
Dr. Massey expressed his
appreciation to the Tribe. He
said the Seminole Tribe has
been supportive of IRCC for
many years and the college is
happy to partner with them.
"This generous contribu-
tion by the Seminole Tribe of
Florida represents a sincere
commitment to the residents
of Okeechobee and will bene-
fit the entire community. With
the support of the Tribe, IRCC
will be able to enhance the
services provided in the
Williamson Conference Cen-
ter to increase educational and


business opportunities," Dr.
Masseysaid.
Moses Osceola, vice chair-
man of the Tribal Council, said
that some of the Tribal people
have been attending IRCC for
many years. He pointed out
that Louise Gopher, the Tribe's
education director, was the
first Seminole to graduate
from IRCC in 1965.
"Our donation to IRCC is to
help with the expansion of the
Williamson Conference Cen-
ter. The Tribe is happy to make
a donation to the college
where some of our students
will continue to grow with the
school," he said.
This is the second time the
Seminole Tribe has con-
tributed to education at IRCC.
The registration and student
services area at the Dixon
Hendry Campus is named the
Florida Seminole Room in
recognition of the Tribe's con-
tribution to the new classroom
building that opened in 2000.
Fuhdraising for the
Williamson Conference Cen-
ter named for Frank 'Sonny'


Williamson who, along with
his wife Betty, made a lead
contribution to IRCC offi-
cially began in the fall of 2005.
On Nov. 19, 2005, a fund-
raising campaign reception
was held at the college where
Dr. Massey unveiled plans for
the new high-tech conference
center, a first for.Okeechobee.
The campaign was to raise
half of the required funding for
the project $2.5 million -
of which $2 million had
already been committed.
The remaining $500,000
was collected by the Feb. 1,
2006, deadline, which allowed
the project to be eligible for a
dollar-for-dollar match in State
Facilities Matching Funds. The
matching funds were received
from the state legislature in
May, according to Dr. Massey.
The college will continue to
receive donations for the tech-
nological enhancements of
the center and next year will
turn them in to the state for
additional matching funds.
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Students from Mariner High
School's advanced placement
biology class in Lee County vis-
ited Lake Okeechobee on Fri-
day, April 7. Ninth grade stu-
dents visited Okeechobee
County as part of their field
studies of the KOE (Kissim-
mee-Okeechobee-Everglades)
watershed. Mariner's lead sci-
ence teacher, Laura O'Brien
coordinated the student field
studies workshop. For the
majority of the class, it was
their first time at the lake.
When asked, "how many of


you have been to Lake Okee-
chobee?" only one student
raised her hand.
Kelli Stickrath, education
specialist with Florida Atlantic
University's Center for Environ-
mental Studies (CES), met with
students at the lake to discuss
the characteristics and history
of the lake, water flow, and
lake levels. The class discussed
the lake's challenging environ-
mental issues including nutri-
ents, releases to the estuaries,
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Submitted to Okeechobee News
Students from Mariner High School's advanced placement biology class in Lee County vis-
ited Lake Okeechobee as part of their student field studies exploring the Kissimmee Okee-
chobee Everglades watershed. Photo shows lead teacher Laura O'Brien and Kelli Stickrath
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and exotic vegetation.
Stickrath also gave the stu-
dents an overview of the Com-
prehensive Everglades Restora-
tion Plan (CERP), linking the
S southern Everglades watershed
S- with Lake Okeechobee. The
class discussed how water will
be "held back", via storm water
S treatment areas (STA) and
- aquifer storage and recovery
(ASR), to ease the harmful
S -- releases to the estuaries. Stu-
" dents and their teachers men-,
tioned how J.N. Ding Darling
National Wildlife Refuge along
S-the Lee County coast has experi-
Senced algae blooms from nutri-
"* ent-rich waters discharged from
"- Lake Okeechobee.
Using a LaMotte water test
kit, students got their feet wet
S r and tested the water quality of
" the lake. The high school stu-
dents tested pH, phosphorus,
dissolved oxygen and turbidity.
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Laura O'Brien and Kelli Stickrath
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results were documented and
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lake was over, the students spen
the night at Riverwoods in dor
mitory style accommodations
The next morning, the students
adventure continued as the,
explored the Kissimmee River t(
learn about the success of Phast
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dents cruised the river on boar(
CES' U.S. Coast Guard pontoor
boat, the Kissimmee Explorer
They conducted bird surveys
tested water quality, dip nette(
for aquatic invertebrates (use(
as indicators of ecosystem
health), and learned to identify
native and exotic wetland
plants.
This Student Field Studies
Program is offered by Florida
Atlantic University's Center for
Environmental Studies at River-
woods Field Lab. Riverwoods is
located on Highway 98 just 3
miles north of the Kissimmee
River bridge in Lorida. For more
information about Riverwoods'
Education and Research Pro-
grams including Student Field
Study workshops for secondary
students, check online at:
http://riverwoods.ces.fau.edu or
contact Loisa Kerwin, director at
863/462-0025.


IRCCf in the fall and construction will
IR. start. by the end of the year. It
should be completed within a
Continued From Page 1 year from its inception.
A building construction time- "We'll move quickly with it.
line for the center has been set. At least that is my goal," said Dr.
The planning process will begin Massey.


News Brief

No ticket matches in Lotto drawing
TALLAHASSEE (AP) No ticket matched all six Florida Lotto num-
bers, leading to an estimated $82 million jackpot for the next drawing,
lottery officials said Sunday.
The estimated jackpot for Wednesday's drawing would be the sev-
enth highest in the Florida Lotto's history, and the largest since a
$104.85 million jackpot on Dec. 14, 2002, officials said Sunday. The
largest Lotto jackpot is $106.5 million in Sept. 15, 1990.
The winning Florida Lotto numbers selected Saturday were 2-4-12-
35-44-46.
A total of 280 tickets matched five numbers to win $5,306.50;
16,849 tickets matched four numbers for $71.50; and 348,616 tickets
matched three numbers for $4.50.


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

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

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.

Homebuyer classes held each week
OKEECHOBEE -- The USDA, rural housing service, can now loan
up to $172,632 for housing mortgages for very low and low-income
applicants.
For prequalification for this loan, call (863) 763-3345 to reserve
your seat for one of our homebuyer classes.
Classes are held on Wednesdays, starting at 9 a.m.
Project HOPE offers counseling
OKEECHOBEE People who have been displaced to Okee-
chobee due to Hurricane Katrina can contact Project HOPE (Help-
ing Our People in Emergencies), 1600 S.W. Second Ave., at
(863)634-1410, for crisis counseling and referral to various agencies.


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Chariot ride
Mike Minnick and Jose Lugo give Jordan Terry a ride back to the starting line in Okeechobee High School's new racing
chariot. Engineers designing and constructing the chariot were Jose Lugo, Jose's father, and Esteban Anselmo.
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Recognizing talent
Okeechobee County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patricia
Cooper, left, congratulates Melissa Lujan, right, a seventh
grader at Yearling Middle School, for achieving state level
recognition in the Duke University Talent 'Identification Pro-
gram. The recognition took place at the April 13 school
board meeting.


Glades County

Roundup

CREW needs
volunteers
; The Community Rebuilding
'Ecumenical Workforce CREW)
of Hendry and Glades Counties is
seeking volunteers to assist resi-
dents with repairs and continued
clean up efforts in the aftermath
of Hurricane Wilma. Carpenters,
electricians, plumbers, drywall
installers and other trades skills
are needed as well as anyone
,willing to lend a hand! For more
information, e-mail CREWhead-
quarters@aol.com or phone
,(863) 0983-4316 or (863) 946-
1457.

Youth Pageant
The Washington Park Pageant
Committee is getting ready for
their 2006 youth pageant, anyone
who is interested in participating
in the youth pageant this year
please pick up your application
form from Pat Brown (863) 946-
0694 or Sharon Smith (863) 946-
2806.,


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Civic-minded student
Jason Knapp, left, a junior at Okeechobee High School, is
being congratulated by Okeechobee County Superinten-
dent of Schools Dr. Patricia Cooper, right, for being a Pru-
dential Spirit of Community Award recipient. The recogni-
tion took place at the April 13 school board meeting.


Registration

for UF courses

is now open
FORT PIERCE'- A ne% 'course
in Retail Management and Market-
ing in Horticulture, and courses in
Environmental Plant Identification,
Introduction to Computer Applica-
tions are a few of the University of
Florida offerings for the summer
2006 semester. The courses will be
offered at the UF Indian River
Research and Education Center, or
IRREC, in Fort Pierce.
Ten undergraduate courses-wii--
be instructed by UF professors and
lecturers at the Fort Pierce location.
Environmental Plant Identification
\\ill be offered as a graduate course
for those seeking a Master of Sci-
ence degree in Environmental Hor-
ticulture. Additional course offer-
ings for graduate degrees are listed
online at:
http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/. The
semester will begin May 15. Each
course will be held in the early
evening, with a low student to
teacher. ratio. Additional courses
will cover contemporary issues in
agriculture, quantitative methods,
case study research methods,
advanced' agribusiness manage-
ment and special topics.
Registration for UF courses at
IRREC is open now and will contin-
ue until May 15.
For more information about
IRREC course offerings, scholar-
ships and degree programs contact
Kim Wilson, Coordinator, Student
Support Services, at (772) 468-
3922 x 126, or by e-mail at: kswil-
son@ifas.ufl.edu.


Okeechobee News/Peie Gawda
Great achievement
In 1956, a small group of Okeechobee educators led by
Fred 0. Miller decided to affiliate with the American Fed-
eration of Teachers (AFT). The Okeechobee organization,
Local 1604, is the oldest AFT local in the state. Then 41
years ago, the Okeechobee local was known as Okee-
chobee Federation of Teachers. It became chartered to
represent the teachers in Okeechobee County. Some of
the early members included: Danny and Kay Mullins,
Marg Gray, Sonny Cockrell and Gay Carlton. Magi Cable,
left, eighth grade science teacher at Osceola Middle
School and secretary treasurer of the local and Candy
Walker, right, PE teacher at Yearling Middle School and
president of the local, display the plaque that was pre-
sented to the local for achieving the half century status.




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205 S.W. Park St.,
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3585 Hwy. 441 N.
763-2666
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405 W. S. Park Street
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DRY CLEANING
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1700 S. Parrott Ave.
467-1799
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208 S.W. 7th Ave.
357-2744
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Community Events

Free tax counseling service offered
AARP-Taxaide will be available each Monday and Tuesday through
April 17 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., at the American Legion Post #62, 501
S.E. Second St. This service is a free, volunteer run, tax counseling prepa-
ration service that can answer most of the tax issues faced by middle to
low income taxpayers, with special attention to taxpayers 60 years old or
older. Please bring last year's tax return, all W-2s, 1099s, interest, 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, call
Neile Foreman, district coordinator, 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 Rhoden, 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 Education Center (IRREC) at 2199
South Rock Road in Fort Pierce. The event is being held because IRREC
has launched a new bachelor's degree program in environmental man-
agement 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.edu.
Learning coalition plans interviews
The Early Learning Coalition executive committee, 2415 S. 29th- St.,
Fort Pierce, will hold interviews for a new executive director on Wednes-
day, April 19, and Friday, April 21, from 3 until p.m.
Local airloat group to meet
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will hold its monthly meet-
ing 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 annu-
al 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, at the Eckerd Family Youth
Alternatives, Inc., facility at 7200 U.S. 441 N. This morning social will begin
at 8 a.m. For information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at (863)
763-6464.
Disaster training class planned
A disaster training class will be held Thursday, April 20, at the Ameri-
can 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 Fri-
day, April 21, at 11:30 at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E.
Bring a business associate, giveaway items, flyers and brochures. For
information, call Robin at 763-4878; or, visit their website at www.okeeb-
wn.com.
Juvenile Justice Council will meet
The Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council will conduct their monthly
meeting Friday, April 21, at noon in the meeting room at Beef O'Brady's,
608 S. Parrott Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to enhance prevention
and intervention of at-riskyouth in Okeechobee County. For information,
call Pat Connor at (863) 763-3536.

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Upcoming Events


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

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 from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how to
see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive.
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 Mis-
sion'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 information,
call (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information,.
contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The 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 mem-
ber 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. Every-
one 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
techniques to diminish appearance-related side effects of treatment.
R.S.V.P. to (863) 467-2096 or (863) 763-8833,
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30
p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For 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.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
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 Census,
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) 7634923, for
information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship 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 groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. 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 language
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 Thurs-
day at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is wel-
come. 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

Adult CPR class is scheduled
An adult CPR class will be held at the American Red Cross, 323 North
Parrott Ave., on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. until noon. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2488.
Driver safety course planned
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, April 22, and Sat-
urday, 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. Con-
sult 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 Vic-
tim's Rights Week at the Okeechobee County Civic Center, U.S. 98 N.,
on Tuesday, April 25, at 7 p.m. Dr. Brenda Garma will be the keynote
speaker. There is no charge for the dinner. For information, contact
Martha's House at (863) 763-2893, or (863) 763-0202.
Collaborative council will meet
The Community Collaborative Council will meet Tuesday, April 25,
at 10 a.m. in the boardroom of the Okeechobee County School Board
at 700 S.W. Second Avenue.
Red Cross meeting slated
The annual meeting of the Red Cross will be held Wednesday, April
26, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the local branch office, 323 North Parrott
Avenue. For information, call (863) 763-2488.
Early Learning Coalition to meet
Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee counties will
meet Wednesday, April 26, at 1 p.m. at the.One Stop Career Center,
2401 S. 29th St., North Portable, in Fort Pierce. The executive committee
will meet following the coalition meeting.
Main Street board nominations sought
Faye Huffman will be accepting nominations for all board positions
on the Okeechobee Main Street until April 26. For information, contact
Ms. Huffman at (863) 697-2054.
Sorority plans Founders Day celebration
The annual Beta Sigma Phi Sorority Founder's Day will be held April
27 at 6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 S.W. Second
St. All members of the local Beta Sigma Phi chapters will come together
to honor the founder and some outstanding women in the community.
For information, call Linda at (863) 467-1070.
First Aid class is offered
First Aid Basics class will be given at the American Red Cross, 323
North Parrott Ave., on Thursday, April 27, from 6 until 9 p.m. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-2488.
CCC to host guest speakers
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County
Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on Tues-
day, April 28, at 10 a.m. in the boardroom of the Okeechobee County,
School Board office, 700 S.W. Second Avenue. The purpose of the
meeting is to allow the community to identify issues, collaborate and
share information regarding services for children and their families.
The guest speaker will be Tammy Jansen \\ith the Boy Scouts, and
Christina Kaiser from United for Families. For information; call (863)
462-5000, ext. 257.
Free memory loss screenings offered
The Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E. Park St., will host free
memory loss screenings on Friday, April 28, from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
Appointments are needed for the screenings, and the screenings are
open to any age group. The screening will be completed by the St.
Mary's memory disorder staff and immediate results will be given. For
information, call Donna True at (800) 861-7826 ext. 1 or (772) 285-
6291.
SFWMD meeting on recreation planned
The Kissimmee River Valley Public Use and Recreation meeting will
be held Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. until noon at the Basinger Com-
munity Center on U.S. 98. The purpose of meeting is to provide an
opportunity for South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) to
meet with community members that are interested in using the
restored Kissimmee River Valley region for public use and recreation.
Learn about the Kissimmee River Restoration Project and the recre-
ational opportunities available for you on SFWMD lands.
GPS class is offered
A U.S. Coast Guard Flotilla 57 G.P.S. program will be held Saturday,
April 29, from 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. For
information, call (863) 467-3085.
Church hosting gospel group
Believer's Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., will host a gospel
sing featuring New Ground on Sunday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. For infor-
mation, call Mickie Slayton at (863) 467-6654.
Reunion planned for '60s classes
There will be a '60s reunion at the KOA Convention Center, 4276
U.S. 441 S., from 6 p.m. until midnight on June 24. There will be a spe-
cial tribute for Johnny Mack Kinsaul If you are a member of a class from
1960-1969 you are invited to attend. For information, call (863) 763-
6464 or (863) 763-8865.
Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will be held
Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.
Fundraiser aids Hospice residence
Hospice of Okeechobee is currently raising funds for their residence,
The Hamrick Home. They are selling tickets for a 2006 20-foot Shearwa-
ter boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI Suzuki outboard and an
aluminum trailer. Tickets can be purchased for $50 each at Eli's West-
ern Wear, Elite Title, Gilbert Chevrolet, Lakeshore Marine, Don's Appli-
ance, Riverside National Bank, Quail Creek Plantation and Hospice of
Okeechobee. Only 1,500 tickets will be sold. Drawing will be held on
July 4. For information, call Theresa Davis at (863) 467-2321.
Fundraiser benefits burn center
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m. on


Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are now available at the Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. .Parrott Ave.
Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, con-
tact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the
fundraiser will go to Shriner's programs.
Church changes its name
Parrott Avenue Christian Church is now known as the Westside
Christian Church of Okeechobee, and is located at 8082 S.R. 70 W The
minister is Richard Barker and the Associate Minister is Willard Delaney.
Sunday services begin at 10 a.m., while Sunday Bible School starts at 9
a.m. Wednesday night prayer meetings begin at 6 p.m. A nursery is pro-
vided. For information, call (863) 467-2278.
Upthegrove family reunion planned
The Upthegrove family reunion is being planned and will be held in
Fort Pierce. If you are a member of the Upthegrove family in Okee-
chobee, please call Pat Adams at (615) 893-3236.








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mer months. In addition to very
reasonable annual rates, the
club will offer a social member-
ship for $35 that will expire on
Oct. 14. The social membership
will allow for significant reduc-
tion in fees.


Rates, for non-members will
vary from $29 to $21.50 depend-
ing on the time of day play is
desired. The social membership
rates will vary from $22.50 to as
low as $15 for golfers who wish
to participate in the social mem-
bership advantage. Of course,
the annual membership is the
lowest fee at $13 at any time.
There are also nine-hole rates


and summer leagues. Tourna-
ments are always welcome.
Interested parties are invited.
to call the golf shop at (863) 763-
6228 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m.,
Monday through Sunday, for
information and tee reserva-
tions.
As a special promotion we
are allowing juniors under the
age of 16 to play free if accompa-


nied by an adult who pays corre-
sponding rates. Members of the
Okeechobee High School golf
team will be allowed compli-
mentary play as long as the rules
of golf etiquette are followed.

Individual and group lessons,
as well as clinics, are available
with a PGA professional upon
advance notice.


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Sports Briefs

Pop Warner grid school lunch program within the
Okeechobee County school sys-
sign-ups slated tem for the 2005-06 school year.
Pop Warner football and A letter of participation from
cheerleading sign-ups will take Okeechobee County school
place at the Okeechobee Sports food service must be presented
Complex on April 15, May 6, May at the time of registration in
20, June 10, June 24, July 1 and order to qualify for these special
July 15 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. rates.
The registration fee.is $75. In Camp fees include lunch and
order to register you must bring an afternoon snack for each
the child's last report card, a cur- camper.
rent year physical from your Extended hours of 7:30-8:30
doctor and a copy of the child's a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. will be
birth certificate. a available at both the Civic Center
For information, call co-presi- and Central Elementary for an
dents James Shockley at i 63) additional fee of $10 per week,
634-3482 or Albion Cr\\ell at per student.
(863) 697-2576.
Summer play camp Agri-women's group
registrations slated skeet shoot is planned
Sign-ups for the Okeechobee The Florida Agri-women have
County Parks and Recreation announced that their inaugural
Department's 2006 summer play skeet shoot event will take place
camps will begin Monday, May May 13 at Quail Creek Planta-
1, at 8 a.m., at the department's tion, 1907 N.E. 224th St.
new office at the Okeechobee Station sponsorships and sin-
County Sports Complex, 640 gle shooter tickets are available.
N.W. 27th Lane. For information, call Dianne
Enrollment is limited and Spann at (863) 634-3327.
slots will be filled on a first-
come, first-served basis.. ...Basketball camp
years st be 6 tage12 taking applications
Camps will operate Monday Final applications are now
through Friday, June 12 through being evaluated for the Ten Star
July 28, except for Tuesday, July All-Star Summer Basketball
4. Camp hours, will be from 8:30 Camp for boys and girls
a.m. until 4:30 p m Camp loca- between the ages of 10 and 19.
(ions are: the Douglas Brown r The camp is by invitation
Community Center, the Okee- on,-
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Elementary School. Players from 50 states and
The regular camp fee is $50 189 foreign countries attended
per week, per participant, plus Itre 20(1j5 camp.
fees for field trips' and special Camp locations include, but
activities.. Special rates have are not limited to: Babson Park;
been set at $25 per week for a Gainesville, Ga.;'Hickory, N.C.;
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6 BUSINESS


UPS Store is now


open for business
The UPS Store, located at one cent black and white copies
1410 S. Parrott Ave., hosted its on April 17, for people who need
grand opening celebration on to copy their important tax infor-
Saturday, April 15. "As a one- mation" said Pope.
stop shop for shipping, postal For 2006, tax returns must be
and business services, we look filed by April 17, because the tra-
forward to serving the Okee- ditional date of April 15 falls on a
chobee community," said the weekend this year. Many people
UPS Store co-owner Eric Pope. don't realize they can ship feder-


In addition to domestic and
international shipping, the UPS
Store offers black and white and
color duplications, document
finishing (binding, laminating,
etc.) notary, printing services
(business cards, letterhead, rub-
ber stamps, etc.) full service
packaging, freight crating and
shipping, mailbox and postal
services, office and packaging
supplies and more. With the tax
deadline looming, many filers
are down to the wire. Fortunate-
ly, the UPS store will be here to
provide copying and postal serv-
ices to consumers who need to
file on time. "We will be offering


al tax returns via UPS and track
them all the way to "Uncle
Sam."
"We are in the business of
saving people time and with
shipping prices direct from UPS,
we can save them money as
well," said Pope. At the UPS
Store, we're committed to pro-
viding personalized and conven-
ient business solutions with
world-class customer service."
The UPS Store's convenient
hours of operation are 8 a.m.
until 6:30 p.m., Monday through
Friday, and 10 a.m. until 3:30
p.m. on Saturday. The store is
closed on Sunday.


Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Riverside Bank Regional Vice President, John Williams and
Riverside Bank Branch Manager, Tabitha Trent (right) were
presenters of an award to Debbie Clemons for outstanding
service to the community.

Clemons receives

award for community.


Future bankers
Alex Marquez, trainer at Big Lake National Bank speaks
to students Jerard English, Amber Sewell, and Jocelyn
Koger about a career in banking at the annual Job Fair
held April 11 in the OHS auditorium.


DBPR offers new electronic involvement


fingerprint processing


Tallahassee The Department
of Business and Professional Regu-
lation (DBPR) announced today
that electronic fingerprinting is
now available to all real estate
licensure applicants. Electronic fin-
gerprinting will benefit applicants
by reducing the likelihood of illegi-
ble fingerprints or missing infor-
mation on the fingerprint card.
DBPR has contracted with Promis-
sor, a worldwide knowledge
assessment center, as an electron-
ic fingerprinting vendor, offering
applicants 15 convenient finger-
printing sites across the state.
"The department is excited
about the move to electronic fin-
gerprint reporting for real estate
applicants," said Secretary Simone
Marstiller. "I encourage real estate
applicants to take advantage of this
new, faster, more reliable
process."
Beginning July 1, 2006, per
statute, electronic fingerprinting
will be mandatory for all real
estate sales associate and real
estate broker applicants. DBPR has
taken steps to provide real estate
applicants the opportunity to
begin utilizing an electronic
' process now to submit their finger-
prints.
The electronic process allows
applicants to have their finger-
prints scanned and electronically


submitted to the Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement and
Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The electronic process greatly
reduces the fingerprint processing
time, typically taking 48 to 72
hours, whereas the paper copy
method generally takes three to six
weeks.
Reservations and payment can
be made by visiting the Promissor
reservation website at
www.promissor.com and select-
ing Fingerprinting Services, or by
calling their toll-free reservation
number at 1.877.238.8232 (TCY
1.800.274.2617). The fee for elec-
tronic fingerprinting is $61.
Additional information regard-
ing electronic fingerprinting may
be viewed online at
www.state.fl.us/dbpr/dbpr/elec-
tronic fingerprinting/faq.pdf or
www.asisvcs.com/publica-
tions/pdf/091003.pdf.
The agency's mission is to
ensure that professions and busi-
nesses provide quality services for
the health, safety and welfare of
citizens and visitors in the state of
,Florida. DBPR licenses nearly 1
million businesses and profession-
als ranging from redl estate agents,
veterinarians, and accountants to
contractors and cosmetologists.
For more information, please visit
www.MyFlorida.com/dbpr.


By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee resident, Debbie
Clemons received a surprise on
Thursday when she visited the
Riverside Bank branch on 441 S.
Riverside Bank Branch Manager,
Tabitha Trent and Regional Vice
President, John Williams pre-
sented Mrs. Clemons with a cer-
tificate of thanks and a watch in
appreciation of her community
involvement.
The award was presented
specifically for the volunteer
work done by Mrs. Clemons on
the 'Ziploves' hurricane relief
project.
Mrs. Clemons stated, "I have
to thank everyone involved with
the project. It was amazing to see
the many giving people and
organizations who give their
every effort to projects such as
this."
Mrs. Clemons continued by
saying that more than 6,000 of
the packaged supplies were
gathered during the relief drive.
She said that after the town of
Franklinton, La. was able, to.
staid bn ifs' ownafter H'urricane
Katrina devastated their small
town, the remaining supplies
including thousands of 'Ziploves'
were sent to local surrounding
communities after Hurricane


Wilma struck the areas south of
Lake Okeechobee.
Tabitha Trent stated that the
story about the relief effort made
national headlines through
'Guide Post', a monthly Christian
magazine. She mentioned that
Mrs. Clemons was chosen out of
three other possible recipients.
The decision was made to select
Mrs. Clemons by Mrs. Trent, Mr.
Williams and others as the recipi-
ent of the award for the first quar-
ter of 2006 after considering the
'magnitude of service' she pro-
vided during relief efforts.
In addition to preparing 'pre-
packaged' hurricane relief sup-
plies, Mrs. Clemons also does
volunteer work including teach-
ing a women's Bible class at the
Okeechobee County Jail and
works on other community proj-
ects as needed.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Long time employees
At their meeting on April 13, the Okeechobee County Board
of County Commissioners recognized employees for their
years of service. Commission chairman John Abney, left,
presented plaques and pins to, left to right, James Christ-
ian, facilities maintenance department, five years' service;
Gary Barber, animal control, five years' service; and,
fire/rescue Chief Nick Hopkins with 25 years' service. Not
pictured: Sheri Selvey, engineering department, five years'
service; Patricia O'Connor, library, ten years' service; Kim
Senna, senior services, 10 years' service; and Randy
Boyer, fire/rescue, 10 years' service.


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The Okeechobee News, Monday, April 17, 2006


COE makes releases from Lake Okeechobee ar


JACKSONVILLE The U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers, Jack-
sonville District started a 10-day
Level 1 pulse release on Saturday,
April 15, from Lake Okeechobee
to both the Caloosahatchee River
and the St. Lucie Canal.
Pulse releases are designed to
mimic nature and provide dis-
charges from the lake to the estu-
aries via the St. Lucie Canal to the
east and the Caloosahatchee
River to the west. The last two
days of the 10-day, Level 1 pulse
release consists of an average


daily flow of 500 cfs to the
Caloosahatchee and no releases
to the St. Lucie. The goal is to
strike a balance between the
health of the lake's littoral zone
and the health of the estuaries.
Typically, in 10 days, a Level 1
pulse release to the Caloosa-
hatchee River and the St. Lucie
canal can lower the lake 0.10 ft.; a
Level 2 release can lower it by
0.14 ft.; and a Level 3 by 0.18 ft.
Today's lake level is 14.15 feet-
NGVD, which is 0.24 feet lower
than last week and 1.16 feet lower


than year ago on the same date.
In the future, the Comprehen-
sive Everglades Restoration Plan
(CERP) will provide storage for
much of this water and reduce the
need for these types of releases.
Jacksonville District has begun
an in-depth study of the decision-
making process for Lake Okee-
chobee freshwater releases.
Issues being scrutinized include
weather patterns, hurricane sea-
son predictions, impacts on the
estuarine ecosystem, water sup-
ply, lake ecology, and input from


Kissimmee River Basin regulatory
discharges.
Water level data and flows for
Lake Okeechobee and the Central
and Southern Florida Project can
be found.on the Jacksonville Dis-
trict web site, water management
page, at
http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/h
2o/index.htm.
For further information, please
call the Jacksonville District Cor-
porate Communication Office at
904-232-2236 or (cell) 904-614-
4976.


Mulberries are popular with wildlife and people


Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
What's black, white or red;
good for the birds, and has been
around since before Roman
times? I was reminded last week
of a tasty fruit sometimes found in
our Florida Yards. It's time to
describe the good and bad points
of an underutilized tree, the mul-
berry. Often overlooked as a land-
scape plant because of its messi-
ness, the mulberry is popular with
both wildlife and people.
The experts, disagree on the
number of mulberry species that
exist, but many authorities focus
on three major species grown
under local conditions: our native
red mulberry (morus rubra), the
white mulberry (M. alba) from
China, and the common black
mulberry (M. nigra) from the Mid-
east. Other more distant relatives
of these fruitful plants include the
breadfruit and the figs.
Red mulberry trees are found
though most of the Eastern U.S.
They can bring shade in a short
period of time to our Florida
Yards, a feature that may be of
interest to hurricane ravaged land-
scape owners. But rapid growth
can result in weaker branches and
a shorter life; both of these short-
comings can be improved if the
young tree is trained for strength.
And did we mention the fruit?
Whenyou talk with persons famil-
iar with mulberries, the fruit is
both a blessing and a curse. Mul-
berries attract wildlife with its fruit:
wild critters will reduce the
amount of pickings available for
humans, but on a good sized mul-
berry tree, there is enough for all.
Since birds may also leave their
"calling card" on nearby buildings
or your car, it is very important to
-'plant mulberry trees away from
the house and paved driveways


UNIVERSITY OF
FLORIDA
IFAS EXTENSION
and sidewalks.
The white mulberry comes
from China, and was introduced
to the U.S. by the British in the
1700's. They tried (unsuccessful-
ly) to establish a silk industry with
white mulberry leaves as silk-
worm food. The leaves of this
exotic tree are larger and lack the
hairiness of the leaves of its Ameri-
can cousin, and the fruit is inferior
for humans because it lacks tart-
ness.
Fruit from the black mulberry
are the king of the family in terms
of fruit quality. This species is pop-
ular in warmer and drier areas
such as in California. It can also be
grown in Florida but will usually
be a smaller size and have a more
bush-like habit than the red or
white mulberries.
Another nonnative mulberry
seen in central Florida is the paper
mulberry (Broussonetia
papyrifera), which has very hairy
leaves, but it lacks the blackberry-
like fruit of the other species. The
bark had been used to produce
paper-like materials in Japan. It is
invasive and weedy, so the paper
mulberry has been placed on pro-
hibited plant lists in Florida.'
Native red mulberry trees grow
throughout Florida except in the
southernmost peninsula. They
often grow in the shade of larger
trees. Normally they are found
growing in rich, moist soils, but
locally they pop up in almost any
habitat except for dry scrub lands.
Another place to find red mulber-
ries is along fence rows or utility
lines the seeds are deposited


there by birds that eat the fruit.
Red mulberries have wide
spreading branches and .a round-
ed shape. They can stretch
upwards to a height of 40 feet with
trunks a foot or more in diameter.,
Some mulberries are known to
live for 100 years or more, but few
Florida specimens reach this ripe
old age.
Mulberries leaves are alternate,
broadly oval in shape and have
toothed edges. Red mulberry
leaves are 3 to 5, inches long;
White and paper mulberry leaves
are larger, and the black mulberry
leaves are smaller. Some white
and paper mulberries have differ-
ent leaf shapes on the same tree
- unlobed, two-lobed mittens or
three-lobed. The hairiness of the
leaves is also used to distinguish
between the species, especially
along the leaf midrib.
Like its ficus tree relatives, the
mulberries have milky sap. Some
people can get a rash from contact
with the leaves or stems. Mulberry
trees have golden yellow foliage in
the fall, and loose their leaves in
the winter. This deciduous habit
may make it unpopular with new
residents expecting all Florida
trees to be green year round.
Red mulberry trees can have
male and female flowers on the
same plant monoeciouss) or on
separate plants (dioecious).
Heavy pruning will reduce the
amount of fruit that grows from
the current season's growth.
Flowering occurs in early spring
and the fruits mature about two
months later.
The fruit resembles a blackber-
ry, 1 to I and a half inches long.
They are red when they are
"green" (immature) and turn dark
purple to black when ripe. They
are very sweet .nd edible. A few
named mulberry cuimv, exist:


good choices for the South
include "Shangri-La", which origi-
nated in Naples, and "Pakistan",
with very long fruit, bigger leaves,
and very sweet tasting berry. Fruit-
less cultivars of white mulberry,
which are cloned male trees, are
sometimes used in the landscape.
Although it is tolerant of air pol-
lution, dry conditions, and resists
most pests, mulberries perform its
best on moist soils. The right place
for this tree in Florida Yards would
be the side or back yard, where
wildlife can visit and messiness
can be kept from the house. Mul-
berry wood is rather light and soft,
but very durable in contact with
the soil.
Mulberry trees are rarely avail-
able in the nursery those spe-
cializing in Florida native plants
may have them in stock or can
locate trees. Propagation of these
trees can also be attempted. Seed
from the white mulberries need a
cold storage period before germi-
nation. Seedlings may take several
years to begin fruiting and reach a
good size. Quicker results come
from rooting cuttings of mature
wood from the current season's
growth.
I've placed pictures and more
information on mulberries, includ-
ing some recipes and references to
mulberries in history, mythology,
literature and medicine on our.
Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information,
please email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us at (863) 763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
S.R. 98 North in Okeechobee, and
visit our Okeechobee County Mas-
ter Gardeners from 1 to 5 p.m., on
Tuesday afternoons. Hope you
had a Happy Easter!


DEP launches web site to promote green landscaping


TALLAHASSEE The Depart- safeguard the environment and
ment of Environmental Protection protect 'the State's natural
(DEP) this week launched an inter- resources," said DEP Secretary
active website to provide informa- Colleen M. Castille. "The Florida
tion about Florida-friendly plants Yards website allows both citizens
and landscaping. A partnership and professionals to access infor-
between DEP, the University of mation on native plants, plan their
Florida, Florida Yards & Neighbor:--vvn landscaping and explore addi-
hoods and the Southwest Florida tional resources to design a Florida-
Water Management District, the site friendlyyard."
helps visitors plan environmentally- The site provides basic informa-
friendly yards that reduce the need tion of Florida-friendly landscaping,
for fertilizers and pesticides and including environmental benefits
promote water conservation. and guiding principles, and
"Florida-friendly landscaping includes a database of native Flori-
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plants that are best suited for Flori-
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a professionals' corner, complete
with stories and resources for pro-
fessional landscaping organiza-
tions.
Irrigation of lawns and land-
scaping in Florida represents the
single largest use of water from
municipal water supplies. This
water use has impacted the state's
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ecosystems. In addition, fertilizers
and pesticides used on lawns can
impact water quality in lakes, rivers
and bays. By using native plants
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pesticides used, conserve water,
provide habitat for native wildlife
and preserve water quality in Flori-
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For more information, visit the
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UKeechoDee News/Pete awda
Water Conservation Month
At their meeting on April 13, the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners proclaimed the month
of April to be Water Conservation Month in Okeechobee
County. Missy Barletto, left, of South Florida Water Man-
agement District's Okeechobee field office, receives a
copy of the proclamation from commission chairman
John Abney.


Community Event

Free parenting classes offered
Free six-week parenting classes for parents of young children are
held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays 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
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
IllI.
Movie times for Friday, April
14, through Thursday, April 20,
are as follows:
Theatre I -"Ice Age 2" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Bench Warmers"
(PG-13} Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
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, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs

Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house calls?
They will come to your home to dis-
cuss the required safety equipment
needed on your boat. This service is
free. You will receive a cordial,
informative and confidential boat
inspection. A vessel safety check
decal will be placed on boats that
meet all the requirements. Call (863).
467-3085 to arrange a boat check.
Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwanted,
abandoned and injured ferrets. For
information, call (863) 763-4333.

Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is welcome
to stop by the post and pick out
what they need. There .is no charge
and anyone is welcome. This is not
restricted to veterans. Call the Post
at (863) 763-2950.
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new. programs to begin soon.
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pital's Volunteen Program (ages
14-17) begins in June.
Items needed
by wildlife center


Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center, 14895 N.W. 30th Terrace, is
seeking paper towels, old large
towels, blankets, old kennels, a
push lawnmower, gardening uten-
sils and laundry detergent. Anyone
wishing to donate any of the above
items is asked to call (863) 763-
4630.

Rescue accepts
unwanted horses
Horse Heaven Rescue in St.
Lucie County takes in all unwanted
horses. If you can't keep them,
donate them by calling (772) 467-
0400. For information, ask for Karen.
You can help
Kids in Distress.
In Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for their
children, the question is whose
children are these? The answer is
they belong to all of us. You can
help abused and neglected chil-
dren by donating your operational
car, boat, truck or other vehicle to
Kids In Distress by calling (954)
390-7620. Kids In Distress is a com-
munity-supported agency dedicat-
ed to the care, treatment and pre-
vention of child abuse and neglect.
They have locations in Broward
and Palm Beach counties.
Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday .party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W 30th Terrace. You can invite
up to 20 friends to join you for a
wildlife adventure tour, hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to make.
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Found 130
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Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


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


BEAGLES (2) to good home,
must have fenced yard,
spayed, good w/kids & other
animals (863)634-2191
DOG- small female, mixed
breed, spayed, hsebrk, good
w/kids & other animals.
(772)215-5810
WINDOWS, (5), for Florida
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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A/CSERVICE
TECH/INSTALLER
w/Min. 3 yrs. exp.
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW,
Good pay, Benefits, 401 K.
(863)763-8391




ASSISTANT
MANAGER
&
SERVERS
AM & PM
Apply Within
1111 Parrot Ave.


DAIRY FOREMAN:
Exp./Bilingual Preferred
House,-Phone, Lights
Provided. Call
634-1758 or 634-1756
DRIVER/LANDSCAPER/
MAINTENANCE PERSON:,
Needed Full Time or Part Time.
Call 863-467-6377
DUMPTRUCK 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: sccl@
santacruzconstruction.com
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. Bldg trade
exp a plus, but not re-
quired. On-the-job training
positions are also
available. Fax resume to:
813-759-2065 or call
1-800-729-4363, ext 611.
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips
MECHANIC &
MECHANICS ASSISTANT
Part time & 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
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used Items In
the classifleds
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/ur
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
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HELP WANTED
Local cleaning
company seeking
LLTIME/PARTTIME
employees. GOOD PAY.
3 Shifts, 3:30pm-llpm,
4-11pm, 5-11pm. Mon. -
Frd., 1 Sat. per mo. day-
time.Must have valid FL
DL, trans. to & from
work, no criminal record.
For Application call
863-763-0902
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SUMMER JOBS
Attention college students:
Looking for a summer job? In-
ternships are available at the
Clewiston News, Glades
County Democrat and The Sun
newspapers. Learn about the
journalism business while
gaining work experience. Writ-
ing and photography skills re-
quired. Computer skills a plus.
Mail resume and references
to inipayroll@newszap.com.
WRITERS AND
PHOTOGRAPHERS
The Clewiston News, Glades
County Democrat and The Sun
newspapers are looking for
writers and photographers,
part or full time, to cover local
events. If you are enjoy attend-
ing community events and
aren't shy about asking ques-
tions, this could be the job for
you. Interested applicants
should email resume, writing
samples and references to
inipayroll@newszap.com.



ATTENTION: TEACHERS
Attention teachers: Looking for
a part-time work or a summer
job? The Glades County
Democrat, Clewiston News
and The Sun newspapers are
looking for part-time writers
and photographers. Interested
appli cants please e-mail re-
sume, writing samples and ref-
erences to:.
inipayroll@newszap.com.

BABYSITTER NEEDED: For 2
year old & 5 year old, Call
(863)697-1007 for details.
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


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


Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
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opportunities exist for good people.
Become a part of the Turnpike Team.
Apply at: Ft. Drum Citgo mm 184 Fl.
Turnpike (863)763-9383 DFWR



Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
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IMMEDIATE OPENING

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR
for the Okeechobee Utility Authority. Minimum
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,
Drug Free Work Place.

COMMUNITY HEALTH REP
(BRIGHTON RESERVATION)

High School diploma/GED
Bi-Lingual (Miccosukee/Creek)
preferred. Nursing Assistant
Cert. preferred. Valid FL Dr. Lic.
Good communication skills.
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The Seminole Tribe of Florida is accepting appli-
cations for the following position. Salesperson,
Turtle Farm, Brighton Reservation.
The position is responsible for the marketing and
selling of products from the Turtle Farm. Devel-
oping and establishing new markets. Developing
and implementing distributor/seller marketing
programs. Identify and qualify prospective cus-
tomers. Increase the number of profitable cus-
tomers and grow sales revenue. Excellent
communication & marketing skills. Min. 2-4 yrs.
exp. in bulk food product sales or related indus-
try. High School Diploma or GED. Exc. benefits
(medical, dental, 401K) Fax resume to
(954)967-3477.



HOUSEKEEPING
Full Time

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

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

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The Sun, and the Clewiston
GET INVOLVED IN News newspapers have open-
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assignment.for stories and
photos. Work hours are ex-
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Wednesday,
April 19, 2006
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VACATION:

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7305 GARDEN ROAD
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DIRECTIONS
South on US '.to South
Bay, East on 80 to 195,
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salary requirements to:
(954)967-3477

Okeechobee County Health Department
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*LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE*
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Services



Babysitting 105
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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

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


RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job 10 bi' or small. Free
estimate; 863-l467-29 7
Lic. # 239 & # 56J98



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


Merchandise



Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware. Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys 8 Games 730
VzRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C WALL UNITS- 2, 5000
BTU's, Works well, $130. or
will separate.
,(863)612-0992


AIR CONDITIONER'-'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659
AIR CONDITIONER Large
room, $175.
(863)763-8548.
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 voil. wilr heil $100-.
863)675-5929


BARBER CHAIR, Antique, Mfg.
by Emil J. Padair Co Pat #
1594408-1594409. Good;
cn-nd 1800 1863i697-0328
HUNGARIAN HAY WAGON.
aniQue real for decoration
store or alarm, $2500
(863)467-1322
PARGO GOLF CAR- W..(riarg
er Runi ,ire3l., Good bans
$800 Or Desl oner Torn
863-467-7500 days
WAGON WHEELS. Hungarian
(100)- wuoden, 5
18631467-1322


DISHWASHER- Kenmore,
$150 i863i675240U4 after
S4 30pm
FREEZER, 51 cu. ft., frost
free, $75. (863)763-1884
GLASS TOP STOVE- Kenmore,
White, Good condillor
$100. (863)675-3356
RANGE- 30" Wnirlpool sell
cleaning $1 1i
(863)675-262"
REFRIGERATOR, Apartment
:Z. "PhlrOc" Runi very goodd
Keep your beer soda ice
LOld 1.60 18631467-9877
REFRIGERATOR- GE Very
good c condition $150
8f63|357-6266
REFRIGERATOR Kenmore 14
LI Frost free ,lass sliding
snelveS. 18 mi old. $200
8631635-5826 Frosuprool
WASHER & DRYER- Slacked
IKenmore. lull ii.;e, Model #
110 88 76.27993 $250
(8631675-2392 LaBelle
WASHER- Kenmore, $.75
(863946-3822



ALUM BEAMS-
-9.'2,I1 3.5FT. 1
,i.15 FT., 5 2,'8FT Up-
grinis $150 (863467-8830
BATHROOM VANITY TOP -
21" Marble, w/sink & faucet.
$30 (863,763-8548
SCREEN ROOM MATERIAL- W
assembled walls & 4x8x10
roof panels. $800.
(772)579-1322 Okee.
TRUSSES (17) POLES 16'(6)
ASKING $1000 for all
(863)302-1059
TYPEWRITER, Portable,
Sn.miin Corona". Coronamatic
2500 Ecellenil cudiili;n $6.5
neg. i863I467-9877
WINDOWS, -inyl, For Screen
Porchr, All tinimed. (5) 49,78,
5 58.8P2 (1) Glass window
52.63. $500 f863)357-0201


PETER RABBIT Baby Carriage,
SCos r ever used $50 or
best ofer [863)467-2474


BASEBALL CARDS- Upper
Deck, 1992 over 3000 mint
cond.,$45i8636)97-85417
M.I. HUMMEL FIGURINES -
Merry Wariclderer, Apple Tree
Boy, Just Resting (handle
]r,+ei j$225 (863)801-3344
SALT-n PEPPER SHAKERS
1041 Sets) asking $2500
863)801-4949



LAP TOP, Compaq Armada
E500, 40gb, DVD Player, CD
Burner & much more, $550.
(863)227-0263 anytime
LAP TOP, Sony VAIO, DVD
Player, CD Burner, disquette
w/many extras, exc. cond.,
$650. (863)227-0263 :
.LAPTOP- 15", Absolute the top
of thelineDurabook. Military
spec's Modem, router, Lthr
case. $1399.863-983-7751
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)9,02-0257


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


BR SUITE- 5pc, Golden Har-
vest, Simmons bedding, bed,
2 dressers, stands, mirror,
chest, $800 (863)467-8481
BR SUITE-9 pc Broyhill, king
size, white washed oak,
lighted hdbd & bkshlvs, enter
cab $500 (863)261-1932
CHAIR, Small, Upholstered
multi .colored Swivel, Ideal
for RV. $30. (863)467-8432
CHEST OF DRAWERS, Very
good shape. $100
(863)357-4831


COMPUTER DESK- New, Tall,
$60. (863)763-0486 After
6pm
DINING ROOM TABLE- Solid
Swood. 4 chairs & 1 bench.
Seats 6, $100. or best offer.
(863)467-2474
DINING TABLE Drop leaf sol-
id wood, circa 1950's. $100
(863) 467-7676
Entertainment Center, 2 pc.
Lighted w/ secretaries desk,
shelves, etc. Must see to ap-
preciate. $250 863)763-3423
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Bush, for 32" tv. Like new.
$125. (863)697-6077
HEAD & FOOT BOARD, Twin,
Solid Wood. Very nice. $55
(863)675-3944
HIDE-A-BED: Queen, Green &
White w/matching chairs.
Good -condition. $125.
(863)763-0867


KING BED SET- headboard,
dresser w/mlrror, 2 n.stands,
2 black floor lamps, $250
(863)467-9625
MEXICAN BAR Light green
wood w/ overhead stem.
glass holder. $150.
(561|704-3690
QUEEN BED- light wood, Sea-
ly Post matt, dresser w/mir-
ror, chest, 2 nite stands
$1300 (863)763-9410
RECLINER- Barca Lounger,
Retail $900. Like new. Wood
arms & s:de Lighi lan.
$200. (863)763-0582
RECLINER- Lazy Boy, Mauve.
Like new. $60.
1763i763-0486 aher 6pm
SHELVING UNITS 2 match-,
ing :cream w blaCil' bkgrd
5',:2 $100 lor both
1863)674-0098.
SOFA & 2 CHAIRS- ceam col-
or. dark oakwood mm good
cond Need cleaning, you
move, .125 (863)467-81 12
WALL UNIT Cherry wood,
has curved glass doors. paid
$1500 sold $400
i9541-48-8253
Wicker Oueen bed set, chnei
of drawers, 2 night tables,
w/tempered glass on top
$550 l9371335-0877



BENCH & BARBELL set, ad-
.lusiable bencri w'leg e-rs,
4600# iron weignis weignl
rack $175 863-805-0272
BOWFLEX ULTIMATE Like
new ra. it] celension p03a
over $2000 will :ell lor
5800 163) 467-7676b
WEIGHT MACHINE. pulley
200# on guides cmniriae wl
miri peg. $35 C jiI
863-805-0272.



Treadmill, DC iTiuOlr. $75
phone (863i763-7072


EARRINGS Lddiei Peacock
design Hand made in Hong'
,Korng 24K. i00yr old $4,-50
neg (863)634-9620 kee


BLOOD PRESSURE MONI-
TOR- Digital Wrii, Biand
new. Never been used.
$39.99(863)467-1120
LIFT CHAIR, Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949
WHEEL CHAIR, Motorized w/2
heavy duty batteries. Good
cond.$550 i863)675-0104


DE-HUMIDIFIER-'99, Used
very little. Like new $100.
(863)467-1110
WORK STATION- Sia.niles3
Sleel double sink fish clean-
ing station 5' long $125
(937)335-0877



ENGLEHAROT BASS- stand,
gig bag and eiecinc noo' up
$1200 or best oiler
i86 3635.58.26
GUITAR, Electric, Fender
Statocaster w/Fender 15R am-
plifier. $250. (863)673-3860
ORGAN- Galbransen Electron-
ic $250i863)9.46-3822
PIANO: SAMICK, Wrile w!
Bench, music $500 or
best owner 863-763-0867



COPIER- Konica 7033, comm.,
with 3 drawers, duplicator,
sorter. collaIes. lirle used,
1.2500 ri eg 186317693-1550


AQUARIUM- 55 gal w/slanrid,
$175 (863)467-9298 or
.1863)697-0377
BABY GEESE (4) LaBelle area
$40 will separate.
(863)675-4981
BEARDED DRAGON- adult
male, complete w/tank,
stand & access. $250
(863)467-9298/697-0377
COCKATOO, Ducorpse, small-
er version from umbrella;-
talks, cage incl., $650 or
best offer. (83i634.-4562
DACHSHUND, Male, 6 months
old. nridoor Dog. Pure Bred.
$375 For mrore Info. please
call (863)763-3349
GERMAN SHEPHERD- female,
spayed, 3yrs old, To good
Some only $50
(863)357-3026.
JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS
PUPPIES; AKC, $350. each.
(863)634-4076
MATED PAIR CONURES- one
black headed, one red head-
ed, + 1 yr old baby in Ig
cage $550 (863)843-2495
RABBIT- Rex, week, Female
$10. (863)675-4981 Labelle
area
ZEBRA FINCH'S: w/Cage. $20.
(863)675-3032 after 5pm.


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



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


KARATE PADS- approx. 10,
Great shape. $150.
(863)675-3356


POOL TABLE- 8', Full size pool
table, great cond. Burgundy
felt, Pool sticks, Many ac-
cess. $700. 634-2094
SPORTS ORGANIZER: For
Garage / Outdoors. Holds Bas-
ket Balls, Baseballs / Bats. Etc.
$20 (863)634-5038
TRAMPOLINE- asking $75
(863)675-2627



DUAL SPKRS, 2,121, in plexy
glass/wood box, 4 chrome
ports & blue light hit flash-
ers. $200 (863)634-7098.
PIONEER DEH-P6700MP, su-
per tuner car stereo, $150
(863)763-7036 or
'Wb3ii9-8906 Paul or ler,



DVR RECEIVER: For Direct TV,
Model R15, Excelleritcondi-
ion. $55 i863)675-3944
FLAT SCREEN TV 32" JVC
Model AV-32F145 1 yr old
Sperteci :orndicrn $325 Must
Sell (8631697-607r7.
TOSHIBA- 31" w/remote
$200. neg. (863)634-9620
Okee area .
TV, 13", Color & VCR Player
Both are like brand new $.65
Ior oin, i will sep
18631357-4831
VCR, Emerson: $20
18631634-5038


COMPRESSOR- Small, $25
as is 863)843.0079
ELECT. PRESSURE WASHER,
new $50 or best offer
1863)63]-5914
GENERATOR, 2 1350 w*ans,
ga; B'S engine, Onr,ri 6.3 rwo
cylinder propane. $500 lor
boir, will ep 1863)697-9704
GENERATOR: Craftsman,
3600 wall 4 gal 7 Onp
5300 suIfge wajs Still t,
bu. $500. 18631763-9527
MIG WELDER. Ho'bali 175
min cart ec cord $400
18636357-5754


TABOO: Adult VHS's. Volumes
1. 4, 5. 7. 8. 14 17,.18, 19..
Asking $100 lor alt, will sep.:
Sb663)6.3J-3783


ALUMINUM CLAMSHELL
AWNINGS, will remove,
(863)824-2248 ask for Kurt
NEW COIN COLLECTOR wari-
ing to add to my colleiron
Please call I. sell coins &
paper money 239.-F.3-4891
SMALL GARDENJTILLER,
U.ed, 4 cyl O-,ferd. d' Call
Bob (8630467-1046
WANTED- Used trader lor 20fn
Pontoon uOal, in good .Old.
reasonably priced
i863)697-2935

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment B05
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Pouftry/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. & bakery $100
(863)763-4982
PURPLE MARTIN .BIRD
HOUSE 28 units w/telescop-
ing pole. $75.
(863)675-5929
PUSH MOWER- Briggs &
Stratton, 5.0 HP, 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
(772597-0669 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) domestic, ready to
butcher. $450 for all or will
separate. (863)467-6960.,


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


$149,900. Convert SWMH
2br 2ba Newtoof & paint on
private lake Only minutes
from lake Okee. Bdring offers
Call Levi Von Zamft
(561)262-1302
Keller Williams Realty
Palm Village Ranch, 3/2,
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
driveway. 2 car garage. All ap-
pliances & new carpet.
(863)467-5509


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


In


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 dOp 10,
move in. Call (863)763-9225
orstop by406,&SW2nd St.
EFFICIENCY on 441 & 15 A
Furisnec w/uiliites
$125w M + .3005sec dep
Call 863-610-1027



Taylor Creek Condo, 1/1
")round fir furn ,'unfurn .
r'550 mo OwrerAgerit.
(561)601-4344.


Basswood Estates,
(2). 3BR/2BA Homes, new,
$900 mo. + sec. dep. &
refs. (561)333-7490
B.H.R.- CBS, 2br, 2ba, 2 car
gar New carpet. Tile, Kit. w/2
ooal cover slip $1400. .mo +
1st & sec. 863-467-7562
CBS, 2 Bdrm., 1 Ba. House on.
Rim Canali Large kitchen.
%90i MoI. si Iaj;l & sec
PiE 3: i: .all (863)763-80 -11
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, Lie inrougnout
i.1295rno. (sl & sec. No pets
561 .218-3888 .863.599 0 56
OKEECHOBEE ESTATES- 3br,
2Doa No peis, $1100 + sec
dep, reis. (863)781-1317 or
18631634-.554
Pioneer Estates. SE Sec ol
Okee 2BR,2SBA 1,2 acre, all
appl's & water nil $1800
mo., 1st, last & $'.,00 0ec
dep., 6 mos.. lease w/option
Io e iendr lease jv iii
.4124/06 b863-697.6297
Ricriard ijr 863-6.-i-01848 -
Micr hell
TCi- 2br, .Sa Lake 3ac.ss
doc-. Fla rrn Iri. ci:reen riTi.
fully lurn, Ceniral ajr/hpea
cjly water & scwer WO'
Dishwasher $1250/mo +
Isr, l'ai i S eC
l863)467'8005


Professional Office .pace our
reunti 11Norti, Appro'
12O0T lA, For more into
Cdll (86 176 3.6496


OKEE. Female preferred Privi-
leges oii Internet accLeS
Wre. Big yard $400 mo. +
:uli 561-3i '-1 428



TAYLOR CREEK 2 BRiI BA w,'
Den imriaculajei Tile, Carpel,
W&D, Fenced w.'ocik ,. 950
S 8u's & sec 863-467-8683
TAYLOR CREEK: 3 BR 2 BA,
Fam Rm Liv. RmB Screef ed
poring Covered boai slip Car-
port Tile Perice yard Fur-
nisriea Privale ,11 400 mo
isj last & .ec. 863-467-8683

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property- Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



JACOBSEN'05, 3 BR, 2 Ba.;
Very nice DW, Well built
w/2x6's & 2x4's on 16" cen-
ters. Stove w/self cleaning
oven, Frig. D/W. Large car-
port, shed, Fenced yard
75x100 under appraisal
$139,000. 772-579-1322
Okeechobee
OKEE. REDUCED PRICE


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CONDOIRV
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
LANDIACDEABE
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



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




READING A
NEWSPAPERMAKES
YOU A MORE INFORMED
AND iNTERESTING
PERSON.

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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
culde-sac. Priced to sell.
$180,000. Call 863-467-7002


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Loit 2005
Mobile Home- Parts 2010
Mobib Homes Re 2015
Mobile Homes m Sale 2020




WATERFRONT, Furn. 1 br
travel trailer screen porch
$475. mo. incl elec. $300 Sec
863-824-8718,813-426-5152



LaBelle, '80, 24x56, 3br, 2ba
In Great shape. New Kit.
cabinets & floor.$10,000
(863)675-3665
MOBILE HOME: '91 4/2 Wind
Zone. Fixer upper. Must be
moved. For more Info. $5500
or best offer. (863)228-6822
MOBILE HOME- Lake access,
2br, 2ba, on 160x80 lot,
shed, 2 screen porches, boat
ramp, dock, $155,000 neg.
Call for more info
(561)793-6086


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

863-467-4555





Recreation


AIR BOAT, 4 cyl., Lycoming,
Runs good. $5000.
(561)248-0616 Okeechobee.
FIBERGLASS BOAT- 16', older
Challenger2 exc shape
needs motor & seats. $800.
ask for Nick 863-697-8108
HOUSEBOAT.
66ft, Paddle Wheel,
Repo, sacrifice $8000.
(406)628-2181
JON BOAT 17', w/motor &
trl., 70 HP Johnson trim &
tilt. $7,000. (863)467-6960



PONTOON BOAT: 2005, 20 Ft.
Sweetwater, 60 hp Yamaha 4
stroke w/300hrs. on both. Still
under factory warrantee. Ex-
tended warrantee avail. Porta
potty. $12,500 863-467-0658
PONTOON BOAT- 20ft, trlr
incld, 60HP Yamaha, new
CD, readyto fish, $5000 neg
(863)467-7073
PONTOON BOAT- 26', 50HP
Evinrude, needs work, good
project, $600 neg
(863)467-5725 for more info
PROCRAFT 17' 140HP Mer-
cury with trailer, very fast.
Asking $2500. Call Nick,
863-697-8108.


CAMPER SCREEN ROOM 25'
privacy panels w/zippers,
size can be adjusted, $375.
863-634-3107/634-5471.
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. refridg. elec. hot water,
stove A/C Toilet w/direct
hook. $1000 (740)202-3517
SCOTTIE CAMPER '79- cold
AC, sips 4, $500
(863)467-2795
Sunline, '05 T2499, 0 trip
miles, exc. cond., $19,000
or best offer. (863)357-2891
after3pmr



EVINRUDE 28 SPL Elec start,
all controls, exc runner,
. $600 or best offer
(863)610-1674


OB MOTOR- 225HP, Evlnrude,
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 /


GSXR75B '04- great shape,
garag kept $5500
(863)634-8828/763-4132
jridssomebeach@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 1st pull $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

^i~I~I


BUICK SKYLARK CUSTOM-
'95, 2 dr, New tires Nice in-
side & out. Well maintained.
$1500. fim (863)214-1286
CADILLAC BROUGHAM 1990,
Electronic Everything. Just
needs TLC. $1500 or best of-
fer. (863)467-4998
CHEVY CAVALIER- '96 4 dr,
86K, Auto. AC, Orig. owner.
Good cond. $2500.
(863)612-1648
CHRYSLER INTREPID 2000,
*AC, auto, new brakes, $2000
or best offer (810)625-4270


NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
I, Sue M. Cobb, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice
that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held In OKEECHOBEE County, State of Florida,
on the SEVENTH day of NOVEMBER, A.D., 2006, to fill or retain the following of-
fices:
United States Senator
Representative in Congress: District 16
Governor and Lieutenant Governor
Attorney General
Chief Financial Officer
Commissioner of Apriculture
State Senator: District 28
State Representative: Districts 78 and 79
Supreme Court, Retention of Three Justices
Fourth District Court of Appeal, Retention of Five Judges
Circuit Judge, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Groups 3, 8 and 12
County Court Judge: Group 1
School Board: Districts 1,3 and 5
County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4
Okeechobee Soil and Water Conservation District Groups 1,2.3,4 and 5
IN Testimony Whereof, I Hereunto set my hand and affixed the Great Seal of the
State of Florida, at Tallahassee, The Capital, this Second day of April, A.D., 2006.
Sue M.Cobb
Secretary of State
128378 ON 4/17;5/1/06

IN THE CI U I COUNTY,
IN RE: ESTATE OF
Caroline A. Winkelman File NO.: 06-523-CP
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the Estate of Caroline A. Winkelmen, deceased, whose date of
death was May 6,2002, and whose Social Security NumberIs 345-09-4502, Is
pending in the Circuit Courtfor Charlotte County, orida, Probate Division, the ad-
dress of which Is Charlotte County Justice Center, Post Office Box 511687, Punta
Gorda, Florida 33951. The names and addresses of the personal representative
and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.
Christine Russell HENRY'W. HICKS, ESQUIRE
27611 114th Street Florida Bar Number289833
Trevor, Ml 53179 WILLIAM J. PODOLSKY, III ESQUIRE ,
Petitioner Rorida Bar Number 0726761
3003 West Azeele Street, Suite 200 .
Tampa, Florida 33609
(813)876-3113 FAX:(813)871-9202
AtorneysforrPetitioner.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against
decedent'se estate on whom a copy of this notice Is required tobe served must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE F FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT RLED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED
The date of first publication of this notice Is April10, 2006.
126963 ON 4/10,17/2006


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
Sgas. Minor right side damage.
1200. (863)467-7720
GRAND MARQUIS '95- AC,
good ores, 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:
Looking to 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/30/12V2/15'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 % 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
u(863)675-0188
RIMS (4) 16 x 8Dodge, 8lug,
.stock alloy rims, w/center
caps$15fr1863)675-QU88--
TIRES, (4), Dunlop GT Qualifi-
er, P255/70/R15, $100.
(863)357-2829


IN THE CI 1j W COUNTY,
IN RE: ESTATE OF
AelF. Anderson RFile NO.: 06-522-CP
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS'
The administration of the Estate of Adeline F. Anderson, deceased, whose date of
death was February 28,2004, and whose Social Security Number is
356-34-1709, Is pending In the Circuit Court for Charlotte County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division, the address of which Is Chalotte County Justice Center, Post Office
Box 511687, Punta Gorda, Florida 33951. The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
Christine Russell HENRY W. HICKS, ESQUIRE
27611 114th Street Florida Bar Number289833
Trevor, MI 53179 WILLIAM J PODOLSKY III ESQUIRE
Petitioner Florida Bar Number 0726761
3003 West Azeele Street, Suite200
Tampa, Florida 33609
813)876-3113 FAX:(813)871-9202
torneys for Petitiaoner
All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against
decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice Is required to be served must file
their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TiME
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OFTHE F FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of firstpubllcation of this noticeisApril10, 2006. ,
1269600N4/10,17/2006

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
LAND PLANNING AGENCY
NOTICE: The Laind Planning Agency of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will meet on
Tuesday, April 25, 2006 at i:45 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The
meeting wll be held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd Avenule, In the Council Cham-
bers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The item of consideration at this meeting
Is:
Land Use Map Amendment Application No. 06-004-SSA. Malissa Morgan Is the
applicant on behalf of the property owners, A Child's Word Chlldoare and Pre-
echoi, Inc. The application is to change the Future Land Use designation from
Single Family (SF1 to Muti-Family (MF) for property located at 702 and 704 SW
7th Avenue. Legal description: Lots 4 to 6 of Block 251, First Addition to Okee-
chobee, Plat Book 1, Page 11, Public Records, Okeechobee County, Florida and
Is approximately0.688 gacre(s. The proposed use of the roperty Is for a pre-
school. This application was erred from the March 28, 2006 meeting.
The LPA will also consider any proposed amendments, submitted by City Staff or
citizens, to the Comprehensive Plan, which Include the Land Development Regu-
lations (LDR's) and render a recommendation to the City Council for consideration
and final adoption.
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office Rm 101 at Criy Hall or by calling Katrina Cook at (863) 763-3372 x218.
Please be advised that this board serves as a recommendation board. All items
considered are forwarded with their recommendation to the City Council for final
PUBLIC HEARING on Tuesday, May 2,2006.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board
of Adjustment wi h respect to any matter considered at this heming will need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings Ins made and that the record In-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. General
Services Department tapes are for the sole purpose of bacp for official records
of the department. In accordance with the Americans with Oisabilties Ant (ADA)
and Florida Statutes 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommo-
dation to participate in this proceeding should contact Katina Cook no later than
Stwo (2) working days prior to the proceeding at (863) 763-3372 x218 for assis-
tance; If hearing is Impaired telephone the Florida Relay Service Number
1-800-955-8771 (To) or 1-800-955-8770 (VOICE) for assistance.


BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
126131 ON 4/7,17/06


SHOCK TOWER BRACES, &
set of Urethane Bushing's.
for Mustang '86-'93. Sacri-
fice $150. (863)824-0801
TOW BAR & BASE PLATE: For
a GoD 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
not the aluminum type.
$250. (863)674-0825 LaBelle
CHEVY 4X4 PU '04- X Cab,
39K mi, $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 PU '90- 302 eng, needs
minor work, $700 or best of-
fer (863)673-1625 LaBelle
JilWC A, TON PICKUP 1994,
4.3 V6, Cold A/C. $1500 or
best-offer. (863)697-8136


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

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
se= your used Items In
the classifelids^^1.


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

When dMOg those chores
Is doing you hi, I's thme
to look for a helper In
the classifleds.


PUBUC HEARING NOTICE
BOARDOFADJUSTMENT
NOTICE: The Board of Adjnstment of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will meet on
Tuesday, April 200 at 6:30S p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The
meeting wilbe held at City Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, In the Councl Cham-
bers, Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The items of consideration at this meeting
are:
* Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a VARIANCE of the minimum lot area re-
quirements from 10,000 s.f. to 6,650 s.f. and the minimum lot width require-
ments from 75 feet to 50 feet (ref. LDRs Sec. 90-105(1)). Randy G. Whaley Is
the applicant, no behalf of property owners, Ernest and Ela Whaley. The subject
property Is located at 1416 SW 3rd Avenue. Legal description: Lot 4 of Block
25, South Okeechobee, Plat Book 1, Page 12, Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida and is approximately 0.15 acre(s). Petition No. 06-003-V.
* Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION to allow a metal en-
closed storage building within a Light Commercial Zoning District (ref. LDR's Sec.
90-253(11)) submitted by Ted Kchner, on behalf of property owner K Builders,
Ins.'The subject property Is located at 1306 SW 2nd Avenue. Legal description:
Lots 3 and 4 of Block 21, South Okeechobee, Plat Book 5, age 7, Public
Records of Otkeechobee County, Florida and is appromi)dmately 0.3268 acre(s). Pe-
tion No: 06-003-SE.
* Conduct a Public Hearing to consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION to allow a Day Care
Center within a,Resldentlal Multiple Family Zoning District (ref. LOR's Sec.
90-193(4) submitted by Ma~ea Morgan, on behalf of property owner A Child's
World Chlldcare and Preschool, Inc. The subject iopet s located at 702 and
704 Southwest 7th Avenue. Legal description: La 4 trogh 6 of Block 251,
First Addition to Okeechobee, Plat Book 1, Page 11, Public Records of Okeecho-
bee County, Florida and is approximately 0.688 acre(s). Petition No. 06-004-SE.
* Conduct a Public Hearing o consider a SPECIAL EXCEPTION to alow mechanical
and repair services within a Heavy Commercial Zoing District (ref. LDR's Sec.
90-283(7)) submited by Robert A.udiy, on behalf of property owner Park Tre
Land Revocable Trust. The suoboct property s located at 415 East North Park
Street. Legal description: Lot 10, less the South 15 feet of the West 8.83 feet
thereof, and Lots 1 and 12, and the South one-half of the alley adjoining said
lots, of Block 151, Okeechobe, Plat Book 5, Page 5 Public Records of Okeecho-
bee County; Flodaand s approximately 0.512 acress. Petition No. 06-005-SE.
A copy of the entire titons) and agenda are available In the General Services Of-
fice, Rm 101 at Cty Hal or by caing Katrina Cook at (863) 763-3372 x218.
Please be advised that the Board of A will serve as the decision maidng
body (quasi-judicial), on behalf of the City, to approve or deny the above Applica-
tlon(s). .
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal adeciecision by the Board
of Adjustment with respect to any matter considered at this hearing will need to
ensure that a verbialm record of the proceedins s made and that the record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal will be based. General
Services Deparntent tapes are for the sate purpose of backup for official records
of the department. In accorance with e Amercons wita lsanlittes Act (ADA)
and Rodda Statutes 286.26, persons with disablltes needing special accommo-
two (2) working days prior to the proceeding at (863) 763-3372 x218 for assis-
tance; f hearing s Impaired telephone te Florda Relay Service Number
1-800-955-8771 (T ) or 1-800-955-8770 (VOICE) for assistance.

BY: Brian Whitehall, Zoning Administrator
1261200N4/7,17/06

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
PLANNING BOARD
NOTICE The Planning Board of the City of Okeechobee, Florida will meet on Tues-
day, April2, 2 006 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The meeting
will be held at Ci Hall, 55 Southeast 3rd Avenue, In the Council Chambers,
Room 200, Okeechobee, Florida. The tem of consideration atthis meeting is:
SConduct a Public Hearing to Consider Cuompgrehensive Plan Small Scale Future
Land Use Map Amendment Application No: 06-003-L Malssa Morgan is the ap-
flicant on behalf of the property owners, A Chld's World Chidcre and Preschool,
n The ap s to changehe a e oning designation from Residential Single
Family-One (RSF-1) to Residential Mutiple Family (RMF) for property located at
702 and 704SW 7th Avenue. Legal descro Lots 4 to 6 of lock 251, Firs
Addition to Okeechobee; Plat gBook 1, Page 11, Public Records, Okeechobee,
Cou Florida and s approximately 0.688 acress. This application was deferred
from the March 28, 206 meeting.
A copy of the entire applications) and agenda are available in the General Services
Office, Rm 101 at City Hal or by calig Katrina Cook at (863) 763-3372 x218.
Please be advised that this board serves as a recommendation board. All items
considered are forwarded with their recommendation to the City Council for final
public hearing Tuesday, Mary 16,2006.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
tds meeting, such Interested person wi need a record of te proceedings, and
for such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings Is
made, which record Includes the .testimony and evidence upon which the appea
Is to be based. Tapes are used for the sole purpose of back-up for thIe Clerk's Of-
l rice.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabtiles needino special accommodation to participate In
this proceeding should contact Kara Cook, no later than two (2) working days
prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x218; 8 you are henang or voice im-
paired, cal rOD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TI').
BY: Brian Whitehall,Zondng Administrator
126150 ON 4/7,17/06


READING A
Public otis NEWSPAPER...Io


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Workforce Board of the Treasure
Coast, Region 20 is soliciting propo-
sals for providers of tuition-based
summer activities for youth who are
from low-income familes, ages 10-13.
A copy of the RFP may be accessed
through. the Internet at
wfw.tclobs.ora or a copy may be
picked up at the Boards Armtistrative
Oce at 9350 S. U.S. #1, Ct center,
PorSt. Lucle between the ours of
8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday
through Fiday. Prpoo are due by
4:30 p.m.on May1, 26.
128371 ON 4/17/06


Community Events


Groups planning Halloween celebration
Okeechobee Main Street, in conjunction with the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee City Police Department, Okee-
chobee Board of County Commissioners, Okeechobee City Council
and the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce, are organizing an 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
to be held downtown in the park areas please e-mail Toni Doyle, pro-
motions director for Okeechobee Main Street Inc., at
promotion@mainstreetokeechobee.com. Please provide a contact
name and phone number.

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

Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion for
October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members. Please
send information via e-mail to: ohs l987reunion@hotmail.com

Center looks to expand activities
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
gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would like to
expand its activities to groups that would like to play board games, card
games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has any ideas, contact
Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come
down and talk to us. Activities are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.

Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited 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, (863) 763-2829;
Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Marion
Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.

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

CAP looking for senior members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Aux-
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 pro-
vide 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-
tions Center, (863) 763-3212.

Class of'97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping but with planning of the Okeechobee
High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
OHS_97_reunion@yahoo.com.

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

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

Help with Medicare Part D offered
Free help with Medicare Part D will be offered at the Okeechobee
County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., on Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 5 until 7 p.m. Volunteers will be available to assist Medicare recipi-
ents in selecting and enrolling in Medicare Part D programs. Those tak-
ing part will need to bring their complete list of all prescription medica-
tions 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 through
activity centers. There will also be a special class for parents. For infor-
mation or to register, call Angela at (863) 763-4021.

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

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


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

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

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit organ-
ization, 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 absti-
nence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on
Tuesday and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tues-
days. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the movie the-
atre. If you would like more information on this or set an appointment
for a free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.

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

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

Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to youth
and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes are cur-
rently 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.


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After Easter Sale
Prices effective Monday, April 17 through Wednesday, April 19, 2006.


T-Bone 99
or Porterhouse Steak ............. :.. ib
Publix Premium Certified Beef,
USDA Choice, Beef Loin, Any Size Package
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Publix 9 i
Orange Juice .. .......................
Original or With Calcium, 100% Pure,
From Concentrate, All Florida, 128-oz cont.
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French
Bread ... .............
Handmade in Our Bakery,
Baked Fresh Throughout the Day,
From the Publix Bakery, 12-oz loaf
Available at Publix Stores
Wtfth Fresh Bakeries Only.
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Publix Deli
Family .
Combo :Meal ........
k. oior Chilled, One.Rotisserie
or 8-pc. Mixed Fried Chicken,
P Choice of l-o 16-oz Sides,
Potato Salad, Coleslaw or Beans
arid 1-pk, of 4-rolls, each


Armour
Brown'N Serve O
'" .. Sausage.-....
Assorted Varieties,
6.4 or 7-oz pkg.
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12-Pack Selected
Coca-Cola
Products ......... 3
12-oz can (Limit two
deals on selected advertised
varieties.) or 6-pk. .5-L bot.
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Publix Milk ........ ............. 99
Assorted Varieties, 1-qt bot.
' GROCERY
Publix Whole Cashews............. 2FOR700
Or Almonds or Deluxe Mixed Nuts,
Selected Varieties, 9.75 to 10.25-oz can
(Limit two deals on selected advertised varieties.)
8 HOUSEHOLD
Sparkle Paper Towels................ 2FOR10.00
2-Ply or Double Roll, 4 or 8-roll pkg.


* GROCERY
Famous Amos
Cookies........................
Assorted Varieties, 12-oz bag (Limit two
deals on selected advertised varieties.)


Skippy
Peanut Butter.......................
Creamy, Reduced Fat Creamy or Super Chunk,
18-oz jar or Natural Creamy Spread, 16.3-oz jar
(Limit two deals on selected advertised varieties.)
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Ben & Jerry's a-
Ice Cream ...... .; S"
Or Frozen Yogurt or Sorbet,
Assorted Varieties, 1-pt ctn.
SAVE aP TO 4&


Red Baron "
Pizza... ....... 3M
Assorted Varieties,
19 to 30.1-oz box
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Crystal Light ~ wFREE
Beverage....... .w-, ( RE
Assorted Varieties, Sweetened
With Splenda, 64-oz bot.
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Nature Valley IB
Granola Bars... w rM E
Or Trail Mix Bars,
Assorted Varieties, 7 to 8.9-oz box
(Limit two deals on selected
advertised varieties.)
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We're taking time for families again this Easter.
We're taking the day off so our associates can spend time with their families and loved ones.
That's why your neighborhood Publix will be closed on Sunday, April 16. We hope you'll enjoy.the holiday,
and that we will see you when we resume our regular hours on Monday, April 17, 2006.



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Prices effective Monday, April 17 through Wednesday, April 19, 2006.
Only in the Following Counties: Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin,
St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee and Monroe. Quantity Rights Reserved.
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Publix Cookies
Chocolate Chip or Chunky
Chocolate Chip, 15 or 18-oz pkg,.
(Limit one with other purchases of 10.00 or
more, excluding all tobacco & lottery items.)
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