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Tate's attorney
asks to withdraw
MIAMI (AP) Lionel
Tate's lawyer said Monday
that his client will not follow
his legal advice and he has
filed a motion to withdraw as
the teen's attorney staying
irreconcilable differences
between them.
Ellis Rubin, Tate's attor-
ney, would not give specific
reasons for his decision.
"He will not follow my
legal advice," Rubin said. "I
tried to reconcile our differ-
ences this morning and he
refused."
Rubin said he filed the
motion Friday in Broward
County Circuit Court._
A hearing is scheduled on
the Tate case Thursday. Two
other lawyers have also with-
drawn from Tate's case.
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Dauueley wins
PGA Tour title
HILTON HEAD ISLAND,
S.C. (AP) Aaron Baddeley
struggled to live up to the
expectations people had of
him since he was a teenager
in Australia.
Once Baddeley learned to
count on himself and his
faith instead of his scorecard,
he felt a success that didn't
come from an oversized
check or championship tro-
phy. Now, Baddeley has
both, taking the Verizon Her-
itage on Sunday for his first
PGA Tour win and the peace
of mind and soul that fulfills
him no matter where he fin-
ishes.
"It was frustrating at times
and it was hard at times,"
said Baddeley, a devout
Christian who spoke at an
Easter Sunrise Service at Har-
bour Town's 18th green.
"My golf doesn't have
anything to do with who I
am," Baddeley said. "And
whether I win or lose, as
long as I give a hundred per-
cent, I'm happy."
Sports, Page 5

Drought Index
Current: 505
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.05 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
15.21 feet


Okeechobee News/Petq.Gawda
Andrew Jermaine Jackson III (seated), seems to be eager to start kindergarten. His
mother, Tara Wilson, and his older brother Andrew Jackson II came along to help him
register for kindergarten at Central Elementary School on Monday, April 17.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Shelby Hannah (left), age 5, and her mother Jaymi Hannah (right), are all smiles as they
register for kindergarten at Central Elementary School on Monday, April 17.


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Jim Vensel, director oi
Recovering Okeechobee After
Disaster (R.O.A.D.), will make a
case for the organization
becoming a permanent long-
term recovery program in the
eyes of the City of Okeechobee
at the council meeting Tuesday,
April 18.
The permanent program
would be a partnership
between the city and county.
R.O.A.D. started up after the
2004 hurricanes as a program to
help repair, rebuild storm-dam-
aged homes with grant monies


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It could be a long night for the
Okeechobee County Code
Enforcement Board when they
meet at 7 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse.
Their agenda includes 10
cases under the heading of new
business and three cases under
the heading of old business. In
addition, the board will consider
imposing fines in seven cases
and discuss the reduction of six


that are doled out on a draw-as-
you-go system, project-by-proj-
ect.
Mr. Vensel is proposing that
the money be spent on a regular
monthly basis and that opera-
tional funding be shared with
Okeechobee County on a popu-
lation percentage, more being
paid from the county's share
than the city's since the lion's
share of the population is in the
county.
In addition, Mr. Vensel will
ask the council-to consider that
R.O.A.D. be housed with all dis-
aster agencies under one roof,
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fines.
Kulsoom and Shabana
Abdullah were cited for unsafe
structures, work without a per-
mit, and care of premises on
their N.W 36th Street property.
According to Code Enforce-
ment Officer Blanca Saucedo,
William K. Rightsell has been
storing inoperable/unlicensed
vehicles on his N.W. 172nd Court
property.
Juana de Uncein Ana Rose
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K-9 training
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office Deputy Don Ellis and
his 3-year old black labrador retriever Ruby prepared for
K-9 training Monday morning,with the Florida Work Dog
Association. Fifteen K-9 units from around the state will
participate in narcotics training at the Eckerd Youth
Development Center this week.


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Hernandez was issued a notice of
violation for construction without a
building permit and moving of
buildings or structures on N.W.
160th Street.
Construction without a building
permit was the charge Ms. Suacedo
filed against Rodolfo Uncein for
construction on N.W 12th Terrace.
Code Enforcement Officer Gina
Gehring cited Kenneth and Theresa
Collins for care of premises, con-
demned structure and trash and
debris on S.W. Ninth Way property.
Violations of care of premises,
unlicensed vehicles and accumula-
tion of trash and debris were filed
against Wade M. and Nancy L. Lee
by Officer Gehring for the condition
of their S.E. 30th Street property.
The same violations were
charged against Vera J. Griggs by
Officer Gehring because of the con-
dition of her S.E. 34th Avenue prop-
erty.
Adron G. Chambers, trustee,
was cited for operation of a corm-


City

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that being the future Okeechobee
County Emergency Management
Building for one-stop disaster
shopping.
At the start of the meeting,
Mayor James Kirk will present
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment Detective Bill Saum with a
25-year service award, and will
proclaim the month of April as
Water Conservation Month and
Florida Civil War History Month.
The council will be:asked to
approve the March 2006 warrant
register in the amount of
$506,147.42.
During public hearings, the
council will consider Ordinance
No. 943, which is a rezoning peti-
tion submitted by Mark Brandel on
behalf of property owner B&R
Enterprises of Okeechobee, to
rezone lots 4-6, block 117 to
change it from residential single
family-one to commercial profes-
sional office (CPO).
The council will consider Ordi-
nance No. 944, a rezoning petition
submitted by property owner
James Fraser, III, to rezone the
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mercial trucking business in a resi-
dential zoning district and illegal
use of a dumpster. Officer Gehring
issued the citation for the S.W 72nd
Terrace property.
Code Enforcement Officer Beth
Albert cited Fred A. and Deborah
Parker for care of premises, trash,
debris and household goods on
their N.W 20th Street property.
Billy P. and Jacqueline Goggans
will have to answer charges that
they have inoperable/unlicensed
vehicles, trash, debris, industrial
type equipment on their N.E. First
Street property and that a derelict
RV is used for storage or occupan-
cy.
In an issue that was tabled from
last month, Eddie James Neal and
Shelia Neal must bring their N.E.
13th Street rooming house up to
code and apply for the necessary
permits.
The Matilda Cortez Juarez life
estate has been cited for violation of
minimum housing standards
because of the condition of the
mobile home located on N.W First
Street.
In another matter that was
tabled from last month, Isidoro


lot six from residential single fami-
ly-one to CPO.
Ordinance No. 945, a rezoning
petition submitted by Susan Sevi-
er-Sullivan, will be considered. She
is asking to rezone two lots at 804
S.W Second St. from residential
single family-one to CPO.
During new business, the coun-
cil will appoint members to the
Code Enforcement Board and to
the Board of Adjustments/Land
Planning Agency/Design Review
Board for terms starting May 1,
2006, and ending April 30,2009.
The terms of Jamie Gamiotea
and Frank Irby will expire on April
30 for the Code Enforcement
Board. While both members wish
to be re-appointed, four others -
Lois Gray, Joseph Richard Hidy, Sr.,
Daniel Simmons and Sharon Buck
- have applied to fill those slots.
One position is open on the
planning boards and that is the
spot previously held by John
Whidden, who recently resigned.
The normal procedure is to move
the alternate with the most seniori-
ty to the regular position, and that
is Carol Johns. Following a motion
to appoint her to the board, a
motion will be made to appoint a
citizen to fill the alternate vacancy,
which would run for the same


Alyarado Benitez was cited for trash
and debris, fire and safety hazards,
overgrown weeds and care of
premises for having a condemned
structure on property on S.E. 30th
Street.
Dewey and Ruth Lightsey could
face a fine of $100 a day if their S.W.
40th Drive property is not in compli-
ance.
If his N.E. 55th Avenue property
is not in compliance, Joel Simmons
could pay a fine of $40 a day for
every day of noncompliance.
Stacy L. Tyson and Janice Tyson
could be fined $25 a day if their
N.W. 47th Terrace property is found
.to still be in noncompliance.
Virginia McClendon of N.W.
11 th Drive could be fined $50 a day
if her property is not in compliance.
If the unpermitted porch, dilapi-
dated shed and debris is not
removed from Antonio Bustos'
N.W. Fifth Street property he could
face a fine of $50 a day.
If Luis Bustos has not removed
debris from his N.W. Fifth Street
property, he could be fined $25 a
day.
Roger Perez could be fined $25 a
day if his N.W. 11 th Terrace proper-


time frame.
Seven people Daniel Sim-
mons, Gary Priest, Gary Ritter,
Michael O'Connor, Richard Coff-
man, Aaron Kinty and Anita Nunez
- have applied for the open posi-
tion on the planning boards.
The terms of planning board
members William Ledferd and
Dawn Hoover will expire April \30
and a motion may be made to
either reappoint them or use the
applicant pool to fill the positions.
Both Mr. Ledferd and Mrs. Hoover
wish to be reappointed.
In other business to come
before the council, Brad Good-
bread will ask the council to close
the east to west alleyway between
Northeast 11th Street and North-
east 12th Street and North Parrott
Avenue and Northeast Third
Avenue to use the area for devel-
opment.
The council will consider a
ranking sheet for Community
Development Block Grant engi-
neering proposals from Craig A,
Smith and Associates of Welling-
ton and LBFH, Inc. of Palm City.
Finally, Zella Kirk will discuss
drainage issues with the council.
The council will meet at 6 p.m.
at City Hall, 55 S.E. Third Ave.


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ty is not in compliance.
Lennie Stuckey and Dan
Buchanan are seeking fine reduc-
tions, and Aline Norman is seeking
reduction of four different fines.


Corrections

Two names were misspelled in
a story on Page 3 of the Thursday,
April 6, edition of the Okeechobee
News under the headline "Grace
names honor roll students. The
names should have been: kinder-
garten teacher Candi Nelson and
first grade A' honor roll recipient
Abby Lakeman. We regret the
errors and any inconvenience
they may have caused.


On page 1 of the Thursday,
April 13, edition of the Okee-
chobee News under the headline
"Chamber learns of gang activity"
three statements need to be cor-
rected. First, the story indirectly
quoted Detective Brad Stark as
saying there were five gang-relat-
ed homicides in 2005. The detec-
tive's statement should have read:
In the past five years there have
been homicides that included
gang members, but that does not
make those gang-related homi-
cides.
Later in that same article, it is
stated that there are about 1,000
gang members in Okeechobee.
Instead, it should have been stat-
ed that over the past 13 years, .the
sheriff's office has documented
over 1,000 gang members and
associates.
Finally, a quote by Sheriff Paul
May should have read: "We have
a law abiding county. Three-
tenths of 1 percent of the popula-
tion of Okeechobee County is in
the county jail."
We regret the errors and any
inconvenience they may have
caused.
000
There was an error in an article
appearing on Page 1 of the Satur-
day, April 15, issue of the Okee-
chobee News under the headline
"County offers ARC $150,000."
Jeannie Bramlett, ARC adminis-
trative assistant, was incorrectly
identified by the name of Baggett.
We apologize for an inconven-
ience caused by this error.


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News Briefs

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

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

Loans help replace storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc. has
received $500,000 for the HOME Again Loan Program, which helps
homeowners with replacement of their hurricane damaged or
destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will help applicants who meet the fol-
lowing criteria:
You owned your home in Okeechobee County and it was your
primary residence during hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004.


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OMS announces third




nine weeks honor roll


Osceola Middle School is
pleased to announce the names
of students earning honor roll for
the third nine
weeks of the 2005-
2006 V
school
year. The list- g
ing of student
names includes: Heather Abner,
Brenda Aguirre, Marianna
Almazan, Lacy Altman, Paige
Arnold, Sam Baggett, Shelby
Bates, Juan Baza, Kayla Born, Ste-
vie Brantley, Ashtyn Brown, Brice
Buckner, Brittany Bush, Josie
Campbell, Laura Campos, Joce-
lyn Cardenas, Wendoly Castene-
da, Allison Chandler, Catrina
Clyne, Joanna Collier, Dennis
Cummings, Taydra DelPrete, Tay-
lor Douglas, Mindy Dowler, Ray-
bon Durrance, Shenorro
Edwards, Brandon Elkins,
William Ellis, Christopher Fernan-
dez, Amber Fessl, Samantha
Flecha, Erica Frederick, Brittney
Freeman, Areli Garcia, Carla Gar-
cia, Miguel Garduna, Kyle George,
Tommy Ray Gipson, Sidney Golli-
her Isvan Gomez, Javier Gomez,
Myrian Gomez, Brittany Haas,
Lindsey Hart, Miesha Heriderson,
Ana Maria Hernandez, Griselda
Hernandez, Ashley Hiler, Andre
Hilliard, Chelsie Houston, Nickey
Ingram, Jessica Jimenez, Trent
Johnson, Lacosta Jolly, Jackie
Jones, Sam Kenworthy, Ethan
Kersey, Taylor Kinman, Robert
Lange, Casey Lawrence, Keven
Lockhead, Hector Lopez, Juan
Lugo, Samantha Magee, Emma
Marshall, Allyson Matthews, Jor-
dan Maynard, Guy McCloskey,
Clark McCreary, Ciarra McCul-
lough, Emily McCullough, Danae
McCune, Krista McGee, Margaret
McKane, Chelsea McNabb,
Megan McNabb, Mishal Mehta,
Fernando Mendoza, Alex Ming,
Erin Moore, Kenneth Murphy,
Laura Navarro, Zachary Norris,
Buoy O'Hara, Reid Otersen, Des-
tiny Pellom, Crystal Perez, Emily
Pickering, Walter Piscatelli, Austin
Pluskot, Alyssa Power, Christo-
pher Province, Noah Pulitzer, Jen-
nifer Ranftle, Kayla Raulerson,
Carma Rowlett, Tiffany Rowlett,
Maria Ruiz, Oscar Ruiz, Brittany
Runyon, Alyssa Saylor, Carmen
Schaefer, Evan Schwartz, Maran-
da Serrano, Christina Shank,
Savannah Simpson, Jaisa Sinclair,
Michelle Spears, Robert Stafford,
Andrea Stark, Kolten Stockdale,
Katarina Suarez, Whitney Sweet,
Ryan Travers, Siara Tofibio, Caris-
sa Tyson, Fabiola Valeriano, Jessi-
ca Wackler, Katie Walker, Sara
Wallace, Amanda Walls, Sharon-
da Wells, Jessyca Williams, Lind-
sey Williams, Courtney Wilson
and Quinton Woodard.
Students who have earned
straight As for the third nine
weeks included: Yessica Albarran,
Regina Ball, Serena Bohn, Yahara
Cordova, Bridget Ewing, Tonia
Gray, Kara Harwas, Karli
Holtkamp, Lionel Jones, Kyle
Lunt, Blayke Miles, Marie Ren-
franz, Karli Rowell, TaDarrell
Smith and Ria Thomas.
I Those students who have
earned straight As for the third
straight nine weeks period in the
2005-2006 school year so far
included: Libby Barker, Jaiden
Barnhart, Megan Clements,
Michael Cornell,, Jennifer Cor-
win, Melissa Floyd, Kyle Foster,
Kayla Goode, Lauren Halliday,
Judd Harris, Justin Hoover, Jeri
Hughey, Luke Joles, Benjamin
Kielbasa, Myranda McAllister,
Josh McCall, Wesley Mims, Sarah
Murrow, Katherine Ragamat,
Jason Rucks, Ximena Sanchez,


Chad Sutton, Elizabeth Turner
and Kathleen Turner.
Osceola Middle School stu-
dents who earned special recog-
nition in specific subjects are:
Kenneth Murphy for agriculture,
Andre Hilliard for band, Libby
Barker, Judd Harris, Karli
Holtkamp, Chelsea McNabb,
Carma Rowlett and TaDarrell
Smith for critical thinking. Stu-
dents who excelled in the area of
language arts included: Yahara
Cordova, Shelby Gandy, Jessica
Jimenez, Samantha Magee, Brit-
tany Pethybridge, Kathleen Turn-
er and Liz Turner. In math, honors
went to students including: Sere-
na Bohn, Jocelyn Cardenas, Kyle
Foster, Nicole Futch, Tonia Gray,
Lauren Halliday, Luke Joles,
Lionel Jones, Codi Mars, Fernan-
do Mendozo, Jason Rucks, Sache
Sapp and Kolten Stockdale.
In the area of media, Devin
Rexroad was recognized and in
Music, Paige Arnold received hon-
ors.
Physical education had two
recipients for recognition includ-
ing: Mariano Alvarez and Jazmine
Harper.
In the subject of reading, eight
students were recognized for
excellence including: Bridget
Ewing, Isvan Gomez, Lacosta
Jolly, Victoria Jone, Juan Lugo,
Julie Perry, Katherine Ragmat and.
Siara Trofibio.
In science, Mariano Alvarez,
Serena Bohn, Michael Cornell,
Kayla Goode, Justin Hoover, Vic-
toria Johnson, Karli Rowell and
Andrea Stark, all received acco-
lades for their efforts.
Six students received honors in
social studies including: Raybon
Durrance, Todd Fowler, Griselda
Hernandez, Destiny Pellom,
Carma Rowlell and Lindsey
Williams.
Buoy O'Hara was awarded
honors in Technology.
Students who were. recog-
nized for effort duringthe t third
nine weeks included: Patricia
Aguilar, Tracy Arnold, Hayley
Belding, Tony Brewer, Ruselie
Calvillo, William Campbell, Noe
Campos, Jimmy Cooper, Jenna
Durham, Shenorro Edwards,
Shelby Gandy, Carla Garcia,
Tommy Ray Gipson, Bulmaro
Gomez, Myrian Gomez, Kara Har-
was, Sarah Hawthorne, Brittany
Houston, Jeri Hughey, Jessica
Julian, Steven Kayda Erika Kelly,
Jayce Kuipers, Jonathan Lara,
Cheyenne Lee, Keven Lockhead,
Hector Lopez, Allyson Matthews,
Clark McCreary, Fernando Men-
doza, Joseph Menendez, Nicholas
Mitchell, Kenneth Murphy, Noemi
Palacios, Brandon Pitt, Chad Pitt,
Patricia Porter, Jennifer Ranftle,
Cody Raulerson, Samantha
Rexroad, Gina Rodriguez, Araceli
Sanchez, Stephen Schoonmaker,
Justin Shockley, Jaisa Sinclair,
Arthur Smith, Brian Smith, Alex
Taylor, Cassandra Torres, Jose
Valeriano, John Velez, Josie Wal-
lace, Jason Wheeler, LaSheika
Williams and Lindsey Williams.
Students participated in class-
room speech competitions. The
in-class competition was to help
prepare them to move on to the
next level which was the school
competition and then onto the
Tropicana Speech Contest district
competition on May 1. Students
achieving first, second or third
place, were able to move onto the
school competition which took
place on April 4. The students
who achieved the first level
included: First place winners, Lois
Billie, Brandon Elkins, Sarah
Hawthorne, Victoria Johnson,


Benjamin Kielbasa, Jennifer Ranf-
tie, Andrea Young, Yahara Cordo-
va, Joshua Cossaboon, Shaun-
drell Franklin, Buoy O'Hara and
Brittany Strickler. Students who
earned second place in the class-
room competitions included:
Cynthia Carillo, Tiffani Castilleja,
Ashleigh Ezard, Darrica Johnson,
Jordan Maynard, Jason Rucks,
Jessyca Williams, Carly Enfinger,
Bridget Ewinig, James Jones, Ana-
ias Ponce, Josie Wallace and
Alyssa Welch. Third place win-
ners in the classroom competi-
tion were: Stephen Courson,
Andrea Ford, Ashley Marshall, Kris
Hert, Nikole Casnova, Hannah
Cutler, Samantha Flecha, Lauren
Halliday, Victoria Jones, Margaret
McKane, Jess Wolff.
On April 4, students who
placed either first, second or third
in the classroom competition
went onto the school contest.
Carly Enfinger and Buoy O'Hara
placed third, Alyssa Welch and
Yahara, Cordova took second
place and will go onto the district
competition on May I as will Ben-
jamin Kielbasa and Jordan May-
nard who both took first place
spots.
Duke University Talent Identifi-
cation Program focuses on the
identification, recognition, and
support of high-ability seventh
graders. These students take col-
lege entrance exams alongside
high school students. A large
number of seventh grade Talent
Search participants earn scores
that many high school seniors
would envy. Candidates are iden-
tified and invited to complete
either the SAT or the ACT college
entrance examination. The fol-
lowing students were named to
the list of high-ability seventh
graders: Dallon Boyd. Kyle Foster,
Jacob Jackson, Trent Johnson,
Kyle Lunt, Emily Pickering, Chad
Sutton and Elizabeth Turner. Sev-
enth grade student, Wesley Mims
qualified for State Recognition
with an SAT Math score of 510.
These students should be com-
mended for their extreme aca-
demic achievements.
Seventh graders who were
named in recognition for their
achievements in reading in the,
'Florida's Journey into theLanhd'of
Narnia Statewide Reading in the
Arts Competition included: Laura
Navarro and Rose Palacios.
In athletics, Osceola Middle
School students named for their
achievements in boys and girls'
basketball included girls team
members: Mariah Charleston -
All Conference, Shanice Fowler -
All Tournament, Mariah
Charleston Warrior, Laura
Navarro Ms. Hustle, Miesha
Henderson Best Defense, Shan-
ice Fowler Best Offense, Marie
Renfranz Most Improved Player.
On the boys' team were:
Jonathan Crawford All Confer-
ence, Jonathan Hudoff- All Tour-
nament, Jonathan Hernandez -
Hustle, Jonathan Crawford War-
rior, Jason Wheeler Best
Defense, Francisco Arellano -
Best Offense, and Jonathan Hud-
off- Most Improved Player.
OMS students recognized for
their efforts on the 'Scream Team'
Spirit Team included: Gaby
Aguilar, Tori Cline, Yahara Cordo-
va, Hannah Cutler, Bridget Ewing,
Laurehn Fusco, Sarah Hawthorne,
Andre Hilliard, Onchelle Jolly,
Allyson Matthews, Margaret McK-
ane, Mariah Parriott, Maria
Rodriguez, Caycee Rolling, Savan-
nah Simpson, Whitney Sweet,
Roxanne Tingle and Kallie Yates.


Obituaries


Lois Rae Andress
Lois Rae Andress, age 55, of
Okeechobee, died at the Hos-
pice House in Cape Coral, Mon-
day, April 17, 2006. Formerly of
Labelle, she had been a resident
of Okeechobee for the past 13
years. Mrs. Andress' favorite pas-
time was spending time with
her family.
Ms. Andress is preceded in
.death by her daughter, Shannon
Andress.
She is survived by: three
sons, Kenny (Maria) Laport of
Kentucky, Gary (Joanna) Low-
ery of Labelle, and Ronald
(Heidi) Andress of Vermont;
and, daughter, Patricia (Jay)
Douglas of Okeechobee. She is
also survived by 10 grandchil-
dren and two great-grandchil-
dren; two brothers Nick Layport
of Deltona, Lucky (Cheryl) Lay-
port, Jr. of Lorida. In addition,
she is also survived by her sister,
Sylvia (Dennis) Rimes of
Abbeville, Ga.
Friends may call the Seventh
Day Adventist Church, 412 N.W.
Sixth Street, Wednesday, April
19, 2006, from noon until serv-


ice time at 1 p.m. Rev. Dennis
Rimes and Jay Douglas will offi-
ciate.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.

Dolores 'Loll'
Gonzalez Felt
Dolores
"Loli" Gonza-
lez Felt, age
60, died April
15, 2006, in
Polk County.
She was born
April 24, 1945,
in Seville,
Spain and has
been a resi- Dolores
dent of Okee- GonzalezFelt
chobee for the
past 10 years. She enjoyed
bingo, and liked animals, espe-
cially her horses. She was a
member of the Eagles, Moose,
VFW and American Legion.
She is preceded in death by:
her parents, Eduardo and Gen-
oveva Gonzalez; and, brother,
Antonio.


She is survived by: her hus-
band of 27 years, Leroy Felt of
Okeechobee; sons, Leroy
(Brandy) Felt, Jr. of Sanford, Carl
(Cristi) .Mege of Newnan, Ga.,
and Eddie Lee of Okeechobee;
daughters, Christine Marpin-
culet of Margate, Cindy Norman
of North Lauderdale, and Jeni.
(Lavon) Smith of Hamburg, Ark.
She was Nana to 13 grandchil-
dren and three great-grandchil-
dren. She is also survived by her
brother, Francisco Gonzalez,
and sister, Maria Canterero, both
of Seville Spain. In addition she
is survived by many family and
friends who regarded her as
family, as well as her adopted
children John and Judi
McCorkle, Dustin and Doug
Trimmle, and Donna Hicks.
The family will receive
friends Thursday, April 20, 2006,
from 10 until noon at the Church
of the Nazarene, 425 S.W 28th
Street. Services will begin at
noon with Pastor Jim Hudson
officiating.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.


SES students work to



complete final nine weeks


Seminole Elementary will
hold is annual Family Fun Night
on Friday, April 21 from 6 until 8
p.m. Bring family
and friends and
come on out
for a good
time! Don't
worry about
dinner before you
come, you can enjoy a
great burger, pizza, or even fresh
corn from one of our many
booths. Parents, contact your
child's teacher if you oungstld like
to volunteer to help. to Arnd's
Kindergarten Round-Up will
be held Tuesday, April 18. Con-
tact the school office at (863)
462-5116 to set up an appoint-
ment if you have a youngster that
will be starting school next year.
First grade
First grade students enjoyed
their recent field trip to Arnold's
Wildlife and Rehabilitation Cen-
ter. They were able to see and pet
animals at the center and espe-
cially enjoyed touching the baby
opossum and Cetval. They
learned much about the work
that is done at the center and
have a new appreciation and
knowledge of Florida wildlife.
Many thanks to Mrs. Arnold and
her staff for the wonderful experi-
ence!
In Mrs. Yeilding's first grade
class the students are learning to
tell time in math. In science these
students are studying .about
plants and had the opportunity to
plant some seeds. It will be fun to
watch the plants grow! These
first graders are becoming


authors as well as readers; they
are writing and illustrating their
very own book. It is a busy time
in first grade!
Ms. Gruca's first grade class
has been learning about the
world from the travels of Flat
Stanley. He has written and sent
pictures from Egypt, New
Zealand, Switzerland, Chicago,
Pennsylvania, and Clermont,
Florida! All of the students were
excited when Flat Stanley went
home with them for Spring
Break. We are working on a jour-
nal of his different adventures
with the students. Remember to
keep reading your 100 Book
Challenge books! Every 15 min-
utes of non-stop reading equals
one step. Every step leads to a full
log page and another 'Hopping
Frog' on the bulletin board. Keep
up the good work!
Third grade
Third grade is very proud of
our Students of the Week. It's not
always easy to do the right thing
all the time, and these students
manage to make it look easy.
They are from Mrs. Padgett's
class: Odalis Garcia and Victor
Alvarez; from Ms. Masters' class:
Celia Palacios and Kimberly Har-
ris; from Miss Vibber's class:
Julissa Baltazar and Arthur
Woodruff; from Mrs. McCranie's
class: Rachel Peterson and Garett
Gorby; and from Mrs. Lowe's
class: Tyler Rush, and Danielle
Johnston. Thank you for being
great classroom citizens.
Third graders need to contin-
ue memorizing the multiplication
facts so they can become profi-


dent dividers. It is easy to divide
when you KNOW the facts.
Family Fun Night is coming up
soon and we will be shucking
corn to sell at the third grade
booth. Parents who would like to
help out are asked to please let
your child's homeroom teacher
know.

Fourth grade

Hard to believe that we have
only one nine weeks period left.
This year has flown by. Parents,
remember to continue working
on the multiplication facts and
100 Book Challenge Reading log.
Everyone is beginning to get
"Spring Fever" and it's more of a
struggle to keep working hard on
our goals, but we want everyone
to keep trying hard in every sub-
ject.
Mrs. Tomlinson's class has
been working on our acting skills
in class with some Reader's The-
atre. Everyone wants to be the
"star" and show how well they
can read and perform their
assigned parts. We just did "Red
Writing Hood" from our Harcourt
Reading series and everyone
enjoyed themselves a great deal.
We are also working on under-
standing folktales and looking for
the morals to the stories. Many
important life lessons can be
learned from these stories. In
Math, Mrs. Tomlinson's class
continues to improve with our
division work. We will be starting
our 2-digit.divisor next week, but
we are reading for the challenge.


Arrest Log


The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving
under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
(DOC).
Siacy Lynn Arnold, 44, N.W.
151st Terrace, Okeechobee, was
arrested April 12 by the OCPD on
an out-of-county warrant charg-
ing her with fraud. Her bond was
set at $5,000.
Craig DeWitt, 20, S.W. Mon-
terrey Lane, Port St. Lucie, was
arrested April 12 by Deputy Cor-
poral Marcus Collier on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging
him with violation of probation -
possession of alcohol by a minor
and violation of probation driv-
ing under the influence. His bond
was setat $2,500.
Enrique Palacios, 18, N.E.
17th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested April 12 by Deputy Justin
Akins on a charge of possession
of cocaine. His bond was set at
$1,000.'
.David James Nanney, 40,
N.W. 21'4th Circle, Okeechobee,
was arrested April 12 by Deputy
Paul Jackson on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with driving while license sus-
pended with knowledge. His
bond was set at $2,500.
Mark Jankovich, 48, S.E. 28th
St., Okeechobee, was arrested
April 12 by Deputy Paul Jackson
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with violation
of probation driving while
license suspended. He is being
held without bond.
Michael Christopher Tobias,
21, Huggins Ave., Moore Haven,
was arrested April 12 by Deputy
Paul Jackson on an Okeechobee
Count warrant charging him with
assault. His bond was set at $400.
William Lary, 35, N.W. 34th
Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
April 12 by Deputy Paul Jackson
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging him with giving
false information to a pawn bro-
ker (two counts) and dealing in
stolen property. His -bond was set
at $15,000.
Emmanuel Knight, 34, Okee-
chobee, was arrested April 12 by
Deputy Paul Jackson on a Palm
Beach Count warrant charging
him with failure to appear pos-
session of an electric weapon,
failure to appear possession of
marijuana under 20 grams and
failure to appear driving while
license suspended. He is being
held without bond.
e Crystal Moore, 23, N.W.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested April 12 by DOC's Melis-
sa Spencer on charges of violation
of probation obtaining or
attempting to obtain a controlled
substance by fraud, violation of
probation criminal use of a per-
son's ID information and violation
of probation possession of oxy-
codone. She is being held without


bond. The case.is a St. Lucie
County case. :
Robert Mason Detzer, 28,
S.E. 27th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested April 13 by Deputy
Donna Lee on charges of grand
theft and burglary of a con-
veyance. His bond was set at
$5,000.
Dan Edward Hall, 50, U.S.
441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed April 13 by Deputy Paul Jack-
son on a Palm Beach County war-
rant chargirig him with violation
of probation possession of
cocaine. He is being held without
bond.
Russell Carr, Jr., 22, N.W.
Sixth St., Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed April 13 by Deputy W. Suggs on
a felony charge of child abuse and
a misdemeanor charge of battery.
His bond was set at $20,000.
Nancy J. Harthan-Laroche,
43, N.W. 90th Court, Okeechobee,
was arrested April 13 by Deputy
John Ashby on a charge of driving
under the influence. Her bond
was set at $1,000.
Kawana Patterson Mitchell,
40, S:W. Ninth St., Okeechobee,
was arrested April 13 by Deputy
Justin Akins on a charge of pos-
session of cocaine. His bond was
set at $1,000.
Janie Denice Davis, 26, N.W
364th Road, Okeechobee, was
arrested April 14 by Deputy
Anthony Kibler on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging
her with violation of probation -
possession of a controlled sub-
stance. She is being held without
bond.
Arthur Akins, 18, Plum Tree


Drive, Lantana, was arrested April
14 by Deputy Joseph Gradcie on a
warrant charging him with
amended violation of probation -
battery on detention/commit-
ment facility staff. He is being held
without t bond.
Pedro Avlardo Alaniz, 24,
N.W. Fifth St., Okeechobee, was
arrested April 15 by Deputy Don-
ald Ellis off a charge of driving
while license suspended with
knowledge habitual offender.
His bond was set at $2,500.
Jody Smith, 30, S.R. 70 W,
Okeechobee, was arrested April
15 on a Manatee County warrant
that charged him with the sale of
cocaine. His bond was set at
$5,000.
Darrell Wayne Cowles, 32,
N.W. 11th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested April 16 by the OCPD on
charge of felony battery. His bond
was set at $2,500.

This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless otherwise
stated., Anyone listed here who is
later found innocent or has had
the charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this news-
paper. The information will be
confirmed and printed.




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HISTORY: Everyone knows history repeats itself. Three things in
history we shouldn't forget remember 9/11, remember Pearl Harbor,
and don't forget the Alamo. We are going to have to clean this country
up one more time.

FISHING: Reading the front page of Okeechobee News Sunday -
first place fisherman takes 43 pounds of fish. How many pounds his
buddies take are not known. This goes on most weekends. They com-
plain about the fishing not being very good anymore. I wonder why,
with the egg-laying fish being depleted weekly. I know this call will do
no good because the businesses love the money they spend in the city.

ARC: I am trying to understand what is going on with the ARC. Is
the ARC non-profit, or are there ARCs in other counties? Do those
counties give them money and support? How come the county keeps
saying abandonment or hurricane forced them out. What is really
going on? (Editor's Note: ARC is a non-profit entity, which is why they
are seeking county support. The ARChas not occupied their old build-
ing since the hurricanes of 2004. The county, which holds the lease on
the old ARC facility, claims the group did not maintain their building
nor did they maintain insurance coverage. However, they did notify
the county that they canceled their insurance, but their lease with the
county states thatARC must carry insurance on the building. For these
reasons, the county claims thatARC is in default of its lease.)

SUPPORT: Talk about speaking the truth. Look at the county's ver-
sion of abandonment where the ARC is concerned. People, we need to
stand behind the less fortunate and demand the county supports the
Association of the Retarded Citizens. Every county around us does.

WHATS WRONG?: What in the world is wrong with our commis-
sioners? This county needs to stand behind and support the ARC no
matter what the cost.

DISAPPOINTMENT: I can't believe the position the county has
taken about the ARC. What a severe disappointment.

SHAME: I hope the ARC takes the county to court -,shame on our
commissioners..

BASSWOOD: Do something about Basswood and the clean up.
These people absolutely create a ghetto. I have a home worth
$200,000. Clean up your garbage and quit crying about it.

NOISE: This is in reference to airboats. Now that we have picked on
airboats, how about we start with the big Harley-Davison cycles and
the muscle cars that go up and down the road? Perhaps, the airplanes
that fly about 2 miles up are a little loud. Even the helicopters any-
thing that makes noise. Let's just get together and complain.

VOTE: This country is bankrupt. If we don't stop the tax cuts and
crazy bridges to nowhere, we will be the United States of China. Get
out and vote.

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Community Events

DuPuis hosting Earth Day celebration
Celebrate Earth Day this year at DuPuis Management Area on
Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The guest speaker will
be Rick Householder, senior .geographer from the South Florida
Water Management District (SFWMD). He will give a simple lesson
on how to use your GPS. A treasure hunt will follow his
presentation, so bring your own GPS to play. Enjoy live native
wildlife presentations by the Treasure Coast Wildlife Center. You'll
also be able to learn all about the bald eagles at DuPuis through
presentation and video with Dr. Dale Hipson of the Audubon's
Eagle Watch Program. Food, snacks and drinks will be available to
purchase through the Boy Scouts, or you can pack your own picnic
lunch. For more information, call the SFWMD at 800-432-2045, ex.
3339. DuPuis is located about 7 miles west of the S.R. 710 on U.S.
76 (Kanner Hwy.) junction, and 3 miles east of Port Mayaca. Enter
at the Visitors Center, Gate #5.

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




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Letter to the Editor


I can dream
Let me explain to you why I
believe the Independent Party will
rise out of the dust of the political
arena in the very new future.
While the Republican Party
scampers to recover from their
connection and support of a
senseless war, high energy costs,
a healthcare system that is sick in
itself and the fact that we are now
learning that we are no safer from
terrorism than we were before
9/11 is one reason.
The other main reason is the
Democratic Party is so busy plac-
ing blame they have now actually
become part of the problem,
rather than solution, simply
because the party has no back-
bone to support itself on any
issue.
So what we now have in the
U.S. Congress is the Bush Admin-
istration selling us a war; the
Republican Party corrupted by
corporate agendas; and, a Demo-
cratic Party so lame and out of
touch with mainstream America
they have to cater to labor unions
and big lawyers supported by far
left liberals who are liberating us
into slavery of our own laws.
This is where I see the. stage


being set to see a new champion
rising out of the dust the Indepen-
dent Party. I see this happening as
early as 2012. But for the sake of
the American people, it will not
be soon enough.
The current administration is
so incompetent with the Ameri-
can budget, healthcare, social
programs and the environment
that by the time we get someone
else in the White House we will
only be able to afford illegal immi-
grants to operate it.
Meanwhile, the Democrats
lack enough backbone to support
their own party so they would be
better off whistling Dixie in down-
town New York City, when it
comes to public relations to the
American people.
The average American taxpay-
er is getting so disgusted with
political corruption, propaganda
and extreme agendas from both
the far right and left, that we are
just about ready for going right up
the middle that is where the
Independent Party could fill in the
gap if the right people with the
right ideas can get it done.
Here are some of the issues
they could start working on that
would be fair to most of the tax-
paying Americans notice I say


Upcoming Events

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 pub-
lic. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third
St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in find-
ing who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Inter-
national Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation 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 Mission's Outreach.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For 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 at7:30 p.m. in the Fel-
lowship Hall; 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For informa-
tion, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member is
welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice building located at 411 S:E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone is
welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old time
gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr. Edward
Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish groups
meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th
Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group meets in the
Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6
p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meeting from 6
until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For information, call (863)
763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church,
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 service program to
help women with cancer by teaching them beauty techniques to diminish
appearance-related side effects of treatment. R.S.V.R to (863) 467-2096 or
(863) 763-8833.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30 p.m.
They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For information, call
Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.

Thursday
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the month to
help and encourage women who have been diagnosed with cancer. The
meeting will be held at the American Red Cross office at 323 N. Parrott Ave.
from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call Janet Topp at (863) 824-2899.
Farmer's Market every Thursday from 4 until 7:30 p.m. in Flagler Park. For
information, call (863) 357-MAIN; (863) 763-2225; or, (863) 697-3110.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for a pot
luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7. p.m. at the Basinger Civic Center. For
information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding who
your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (International
Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military information
available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are wel-
come. 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 ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for information.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships.
The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call
(863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or
(863) 763-0202.'
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until
noon. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in
Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth
St.

Friday
Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday except the first Friday of the
month for an open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Chris-
tian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863)
634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All persons
interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becoming a part of a
caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all about. For infor-
mation, contact Ollie Morgret at (800)932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance every
Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center, located at S.E.
Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members and $6
for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.


taxpayers not tax dodgers.
Here is a list of the 10 most
wanted: first, we need to bring
our government to full accounta-
bility concerning over-spending,
corruption and corporate, agen-
das that are weighing to heavily
on the middle class and poor peo-
ple; our healthcare system needs
to be completely over-hauled to a
centralized system that serves the
taxpayer and not just the wealthi-
est Americans; we need veteran
assistance programs that will
serve all veterans with respect
and dignity; we need to set up
policies that will fund companies
to seek out alternative means of
energy, and reward them whey
they accomplish it; we need to set
up education policies that assists
teachers in learning how to teach
children how to .study and not
teaching them to study or cheat
for a test testing should be
used as a tool to study and learn
and not just for who should get
more monies; we need to pay
teachers better and offer them
incentives based on learning to
teach correctly rather than using
funds to support district statistics
based solely on numbers; we
need to set up programs that real-
ly help feed, clothe and educate


the needy without all of the cleri-
cal bureaucratic paperwork; we
need to set up policies that
strengthen EPA regulations and
OSHA requirements for a safe
workplace and give tax incentives
to companies that comply; we
need to curtail illegal immigration
by setting policies that give them a
chance to come clean and give
them three years to learn English
to a reasonable degree and help
the good hard-working immi-
grants become citizens; and, we
need to use more money on
domestic policing, security at our
ports- and borders, and the
Department of Defense must
become more transparent on mil-
itary spending.
Now you ask, "How can we
fund this?"
Well, we would start with the
$3 billion a week being spent on
the so-called war and tax cuts to
the wealthiest. And, I've not
scratched the surface on big fat
pork policies.
Will the Independent Party rise
out of the dust? Only people,
money and time will tell. As far
me, I can dream can't I?

J.K. Murray Ill


Community Events

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 management
and enrollment is increasing greatly. For information, contact
Kim Wilson by calling (772) 468-3922, ext. 126; or, by e-mail at
kswilson@ifas.ufl.edu.

Learning coalition plans interviews
The Early Learning Coalition executive committee, 2415 S.
29th St., Fort Pierce, will hold interviews.:for a. new executive
director on Wednesday, April 19, and Friday, April 21, from 3
until 9 p.m.

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

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

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

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

Businesswomen's group will meet
The Okeechobee Businesswomen's Networking Group will
meet Friday, April 21, at 11:30 at the Brahma Bull Restaurant,
2405 U.S. 441 S.E. Bring a business associate, giveaway items,
flyers and brochures. For information, call Robin at 763-4878;
or, visit their website at www.okeebwn.com.

Juvenile Justice Council will meet
The Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council will conduct their
monthly meeting Friday, April 21, at noon in the meeting room
at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The purpose .of the meet-
ing is to enhance prevention and intervention of at-risk youth in
Okeechobee County. For information, call Pat Connor at (863)
763-3536.

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

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

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








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Pop Warner grid
sign-ups slated
- Pop Warner football and cheer-
leading sign-ups will take place at
the Okeechobee Sports Complex
on May 6, kMa 20, June 10, June 24,
July 1 and July 15 from 10a.m. until
2p.m.
The registration fee is $75. In
order to register you must bring the
child's last report card, a current
year physical from your doctor and
a copy of the child's birth certificate.
For information, call co-presi-
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registrations slated
Sign-ups for the Okeechobee
County Parks and Recreation
Department's 2006 summer play
camps will begin Monday, May 1, at
8 a.m. at the department's new
office at the Okeechobee County
,Sports Complex, 640 N.W. 27th
Lane.
Enrollment is limited and slots
will be filled on a first-come, first-
served basis.
Campers must be 6 to 12 years
of age.
Camps will operate Monday
through Friday, June 12 through
July 28, except for Tuesday, July 4.
Camp hours will be from 8:30 a.m.
until 4:30 p.m. Camp locations are:
the Douglas Brown Community
Center, the Okeechobee Civic Cen-
ter and Central Elementary School.
The regular camp fee is $50 per
week, per participant, plus fees for
field trips and special activities. Spe-
cial rates have been set at $25 per
w, week for a child on the reduced
school lunch program, and $10 per


week for a child on the free school
lunch program within the Okee-
chobee County school system for
the 2005-06 schoolyear.
A letter of participation from
Okeechobee County school food
service must be presented at the
time of registration in6rder to quali-
1y for these special rates:
Camp fees include lunch and an
afternoon snack for each camper.
Extended hours of 7:30-8:30
a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. will be
available at both the Civic Center
and Central Elementary for an addi-
tional fee of $10 per week, per slu-
dent.

Agri-women's group
skeet shoot is planned
The Florida Agri-women have
announced that their inaugural
skeet shoot event will take place
May 13 at Quail Creek Plantation,
1907 N.E. 224th St.
Station sponsorships and single
shooter tickets are available.
For information, call Dianne
Spann at (863) 634-3327.

Basketball camp
taking applications
Final applications are now being
evaluated for the Ten Star All-Star
Summer Basketball Camp for boys
and girls between the ages of 10
and 19.
The camp is by invitation only.
Players from 50 states and 189
foreign countries attended the 2005
camp.
Camp locations include, but are
not limited to: Babson Park;
Gainesville, Ga.; Hickory, N.C.; and,
Lebanon, Tenn.
For a free brochure, call (704)
373-0873 anytime.


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Sports Schedules


Lady Brahman
softball schedule
Varsity Softball
April 18 District Tournament at
Jensen Beach
April 19 District Semi-finals at
Jensen Beach
April 25 -28 Regionals TBA
May 8-10 State Tournament at
Plant City-TBA

Brahman baseball
schedule
Varsity Baseball
April 18 TLC Championship
Series TBA
April 20 at Centennial away 4
p.m.


April 24 District Tournament at
Jensen Beach
April 25 District Tournament at
Jensen Beach
April 27 District Tournament at
Jensen Beach
April 28 District Championship at
Jensen Beach 7 p.m.
May 2 Regional Quarterfinal -
TBA
May 5 Regional Semifinal TBA
May 9 Regional Championship -
TBA
May 19 State Series Semifinal at
Sarasota TBA
May 20 State Title game at Sara-
sota TBA


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Sugar alcohols neither sugar, nor alcohol Signs lgnal when


These days, interest in nutri-
tion has more people reading
food labels. Readers often report
that food labels can be confusing.
This week, a reader asked me
about sugar alcohol.
Sugar alcohol is the common
name for a group of food addi-
tives often used as artificial sweet-
eners. These substances are not
sugar and they aren't alcohol. The
name sugar alcohol is used
because the chemical structure of
these substances, in part, resem-
bles sugar and in part resembles
alcohol. Sugar alcohol does not
contain the type of alcohol that is
found in alcoholic beverages.
Another name for sugar alco-
hols is polyols. These substances
occur naturally in foods. They
come from plant products such as
fruits and berries. They are used
as sugar substitutes because they
are metabolized more slowly
than cane sugar. Because the
body converts sugar alcohols to
glucose slowly, they do no cause
a sudden rise in blood sugar. For
this reason, for many years, these
sweeteners have been used in
products marketed to diabetics. '
As Americans have become
more concerned about calories,
sugar alcohols which sweeten
with fewer calories than regular
sugar have been more com-
monly used in many processed
foods. Many products that are
marketed as sugar. free contain
these sugar alcohols.
Sugar alcohols have other
advantages. Because they do not
promote tooth decay, sugar alco-
hols are often found in sugar-free
chewing gum. Sugar alcohols
also help processed foods retain
moisture.
Commonly used sugar alco-
hols include mannitol, sorbitol,
xylitol, lactitol, isomalt, maltitol
and hydrogenated starch
hydrolysates (HSH).
Sugar alcohols are a potential
problem for those who are count-
ing their carbohydrates. Some
sugar alcohols do contain carbo-


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hydrates.
Another problem with sugar
alcohols is that side effects of con-
suming too many may include
bloating and/or diarrhea.
Remember, these substances
come from fruits and eating too
much of certain fruits can also
cause these same symptoms.
According to the Yale New-
Haven Hospital health Web site:
the. most commonly used forms
of sugar alcohols include:
Mannitol occurs naturally
in pineapples, olives, asparagus,
sweet potatoes and carrots. It is
extracted from seaweed for use in
food manufacturing. Mannitol
has 50-70 percent of the relative
sweetness of sugar, which means
more must be used to equal the
sweetness of sugar. Mannitol
lingers in the intestines for a long
time and therefore often causes
bloating and diarrhea.
Sorbitol is found naturally
in fruits and vegetables. It is man-
ufactured from corn syrup. Sor-
bitol has only 50 percent of the
relative sweetness of sugar which
means twice as much must be
used to deliver a similar amount
of sweetness to a product. It has
less of a tendency to cause diar-
rhea compared to mannitol. It is
often an ingredient in sugar-free
gums and candies.
Xylitol is also called
"wood sugar" and occurs natural-
ly in straw, corncobs, fruit, vegeta-
bles, cereals, mushrooms and
some cereals. Xylitol has the
same relative sweetness as sugar.
It is found in chewing gums.
Lactitol has about 30-40


percent of sugar's sweetening
power, but its taste and solubility
profile resembles sugar so it is
often found in sugar-free ice
cream, chocolate, hard and soft
candies, baked goods, sugar-
reduced preserves and chewing
gums.
Isomalt is 45 65 percent
as sweet as sugar and does not
tend to lose its sweetness or break
down during the heating process.
Isomalt absorbs little water, so it is
often used in hard candies, toffee,
cough drops and lollipops.
Maltitol is 75 percent as
sweet as sugar. It is used in sugar-
free hard candies, chewing gum,
chocolate-flavored desserts,
baked goods and ice cream
because it gives a creamy texture
to foods.
Hydrogenated starch
hydrolysates (HSH) are pro-
duced by the partial hydrolysis of
corn. HSH are nutritive sweeten-
ers that provide 40 90 percent of
the sweetness of sugar. HSH do
not crystallize and are used exten-
sively in confections, baked goods
and mouthwashes.
The American Diabetes Asso-
ciation offers the following tips for
counting carbohydrates in foods
that contain sugar alcohols:
Sugar alcohols don't raise
blood glucose as much as the
same amount of other carbohy-
drates. To figure out the amount
of other carbohydrate you should
count for a food with sugar alco-
hols, follow these tips:
Subtract half of the sugar
alcohol grams from the total car-
bohydrate;
9 Count the remaining grams.
For Example: I
Serving Size: 1 bar
Total carbohydrate 15 grams
Sugar alcohol 6 grams
One bar counts as 12. grams
carbohydrate (15-3 = 12)
The American Diabetes Asso-
ciation also accepts the FDA's
conclusion that the following
low-calorie or calorie-free sweet-
eners are safe and can be part of a.


healthy diet:
Saccharin (Sweet N Low,
Sugar Twin) Saccharin can be
used in both hot and cold foods to
make them sweeter. You may.
recall that some studies giving
very large quantities of saccharine
to rats raised concerns that sac-
charin could cause cancer, but
many studies and years of use
have shown saccharin to be safe
in the quantities used by con-
sumers.
Aspartame (NutraSweet,
Equal) Aspartame is another
low-calorie sweetener. Because
high temperatures can decrease
its sweetness, check the manufac-
turer's Web site or call their toll-
free number for guidelines when
using aspartame in recipes.
Acesulfame potassium
(Sweet One, Swiss Sweet, Sunett)
- Another low-calorie sweetener
on the market is acesulfame
potassium, also called acesul-
fame-K: This sweetener is heat
stable and can be used in baking
and cooking.
Sucralose (SPLENDA) -
Sucralose is the newest low-calo-
rie sweetener on the market.
Sucralose is not affected by heat
and retains its sweetness in hot
beverages, baked goods and
processed foods. If you like to
cook, you know that sugar does
more in hot foods, especially
baked goods like cookies and
cakes, than just add sweetness. It
also affects the way the foods
cook and the final texture. Substi-
tuting a low-calorie sweetener
may affect the texture and taste.
Many people use a combination
of sugar and a low-calorie sweet-
ener to reduce overall calories
and sugar while still producing,
acceptable results.
Before making any changes to
your diet or exercise plan, consult
your doctor. This is especially
important for diabetics and for
those on any prescription medica-
tions. Some drugs interact badly
with foods that would otherwise
be considered "healthy."


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at the American Red Cross, 323
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April 22, from 9 a.m. until noon.
For information, call (863) 763-
2488.
Free memory loss
screenings offered -
The Visiting Nurses Associa-
tion, 208 S.E. Park St., will host Free
memory loss screenings on Fri-
day, April 28, from 11 a.m. until
2:30 p.m. Appointments are need-


ed for the screenings, and the
screenings are open to any age
group. The screening will be com-
pleted by the St. Mary's memory
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At the Movies

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

Narconon helps
with drug addiction
Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon
at 1-800-556-8885.

You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage.a middle or
high school student to reach his
or her full potential and become
a volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship
program. It's a proven life-
changing program that provides
four-year college scholarships to
deserving sixth and ninth
graders in local communities.
The mentor meets with the stu-
dent one hour per week at
his/her school. Volunteervoppor-
tunities are available in Indian
River, Martin, St. Lucie and
Okeechobee counties. Please
call the Indian River Community
College Foundation at (772)
462-4786.
Halfway House
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N.,
is looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Jordan
Bernay at (863) 357-0047.

Consumer credit
counseling offered
If debt threatens you, talk
with your creditors about devel-
oping a revised payment sched-
ule or call Consumer Credit
Counseling Service for a free
and confidential appointment.
For information, call (561) 434-
2544 or (800) 330-2227.

Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church
Lending Library at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W.
Second. St. Entertain or educate
yourself, using. 486 audiocas-
settes, including audio books,
plus Christian romances and
575 videos. Prepare a paper on
comparative religion, a book
report, programs for men,
women or children, a craft proj-
ect or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem, the same as school and
public libraries. As a private
library we can and do preview
our media. Currently, the library
is staffed Sunday from 9:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m., and Wednes-
day evening from 6 until 8 p.m.
Contact Doris Entry at (863)
467-1548.

Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and Eng-
lish as a second language class-
es at these locations: Dixon
Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth
Ave., English as second lan-
guage classes, Monday -
Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic
education/GED, Monday
through Thursday from 8 a.m.
until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8
a.m. until 4 p.m.;One-Stop, 123
S.W. Park St., adult basic educa-
tion/GED, Monday through Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. until noon;
Yearling Middle School, 925,
N.W. 23 Lane, English as a sec-
ond language classes, Monday
through Wednesday, from 5:30
until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Ele-
mentary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St.,
English as a second language
classes, Tuesday and Thursday
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FAMILY DOGS- 2 dogs at N.
Elem Soccer Field, 1 brindle
bulldog/Cur mix, 1 red Cur
dog white on chest. Dogs
have brand "H" on hips
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TRI BORDER COLLIE, Dark
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Employment -
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Employment
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A/C SERVICE
TECH/INSTALLER
w/Min. 3 yrs. exp.
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW,
Good pay, Benefits, 401 K.
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DAIRY FOREMAN:
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House, Phone, Lights
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DUMP TRUCK DRIVER
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LaBelle Counties.
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Pay based on experience.
Call Dacks: 321-452-3190
or
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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
expa 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

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
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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 501bs
lifting required. 863-357-0798

HELP WANTED
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employees. GOOD PAY.
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4-11pm, 5-11pm. Mon. -
Fri., 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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and The Sun newspapers are
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and photographers. Interested
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WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR
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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-
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BABYSITTER NEEDED: For 2
year old & 5 year old. Call
(863)697-1007 for details.
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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 DFWP

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


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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
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ALUMINUM DIVISION OF
O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
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Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
(863)634-2044

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Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
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ALUM BEAMS-
1-9X2X13.5FT, 1
9x2X15.5FT, 5 2X2X8FT Up-
rights $150 (863)467-8830
ATTIC STAIRS: Pull Down
Type. Fits opening 211 x
531/2. $50. (863)675-5929
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.
SHUTTERS, Heavy, Wooden,
4 panels. 171/2x61. $50.
(863)675-5929
TRUSSES (17) POLES 16'(6)
ASKING $1000 for .all
(863)302-1059
TYPEWRITER, Portable,
"Smith Corona". Coronamatic
2500. Excellent condition. $65
neg. (863)467-9877
WINDOWS, Vinyl, For Screen
Porch. All tinted. (5) 49x78,
(5) 58x82 (1) Glass window
52x63. $500 (863)357-0201
CBhina,

DISHES: Leaf Pattern, 8 pc.
setting. $20. (863)635-0474


BASEBALL CARDS- Upper
Deck, 1992 over 3000 mint
cond., $45 (863)697-8547
M.I. HUMMEL FIGURINES -
Merry Wanderer, Apple Tree
Boy, Just Rest ing (handle
broke) $225 (863)801-3344
SALT- n PEPPER SHAKERS
(1041 Sets) asking $2500
863)801-4949



COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots of programs
& games. $175.
(863)843-0158
LAP TOP, Compaq Armada
E500, 40gb, DVD Player, CD
Burner & much more, $550.
(863)227-0263 anytime
LAP TOP, SonyVAIO, DVD
Player, CD Burner, disquette
w/many extras, exc. cond.,
$650. (863)227-0263
LAPTOP- 15", Absolute the top
of the line Durabook. Military
spec's Modem, router, Lthr
case. $1399. 863-983-7751
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-0257



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 TABLE Drop leaf sol-
id wood, circa 1950's. $100
(863) 467-7676
D/RM TABLE- Claw foot, leaf,
4 chairs, China cab. hutch
$175. 863-635-0843 or
803-417-7959
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/mirror, 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 & side. Light tan.
$200. (863)763-0582
RECLINER- Lazy Boy, Mauve.
Like new. $60.
(763)763-0486 after 6pm
SHELVING UNITS 2 match-
ing, cream w/black bkgrd.
5'x2', $100 for both.
(863)674-0098.
SOFA & 2 CHAIRS- cream col-
or, dark oakwood tdrim, good
cond. Need cleaning, you
move, $125 (863)467-8112
WALL UNIT Cherry wood,
has curved glass doors. paid
$1500 sold $400
(954)448-8253






BOWFLEX ULTIMATE Like
new, has leg extension, paid
over $2000, will sell for
$800. (863) 467-7676


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


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


BLOOD PRESSURE MONI-
TOR- Digital, Wrist, Brand
new. Never been used.
$39.99 (863)467-1120
LIFT CHAIR, Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949


CELL PHONE, Nokia: Hardly
used w/manual. $50.
(863)635-0474
DE-HUMIDIFIER- '99, Used
very little. Like new $100.
(863)467-1110
WORK STATION- Stainless
Steel double sink fish clean-
ing station. 5' long $125.
(937)335-0877



ENGLEHARDT BASS- stand,
gig bag and electric hook up,
$1200 or best offer
(863)635-5826
GUITAR, Electric, Fender
Statocaster w/Fender 15R am-
plifier. $250.(863)673-3860
ORGAN- Galbransen Electron-
ic, $250 (863)946-3822
PIANO: SAMICK, White, w/
Bench & music. $500. or
best offer. 863-763-0867



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


CHOCOLATE LAB PUPPIES,
AKC, 8 wks. old. Ready to go
w/health certificates. 1 Female,
5 Males. $625.863-674-0474
COCKATOO, Ducorpse, small-
er version from umbrella,
talks, cage incl., $650 or
best offer. (863)634-4562
DACHSHUND, Male, 6 months
old. Indoor Dog. Pure Bred.
$375, For more info. please
call (863)763-3349
GERMAN SHEPHERD- female,
spayed, 3yrs old, To good
home only $50
(863)357-3026.
JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS
PUPPIES, AKC, $350, each.
(863)634-4076
RABBIT- Rex, week, Female
$10. (863)675-4981 Labelle
area
ZEBRA FINCH'S: w/Cage. $20.
(863)675-3032 after 5pm.




HOT WATER HEATER: 40 gal-
lons. Like New, only used 6
months. $50. (863)763-8146



SAND FILTER & PUMP, dbl.
ladder, w/small deck be-
tween for 4' above ground
pool, $250. (863)634-3200


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-


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
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
To9s & Games 730
V Rs e735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C WALL UNITS- 2, 5000
BTU's, Works well, $130. or
will separate.
(863)61 2-0992
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.


BARBER CHAIR, Antique, Mfg.
by Emil J. Padatr Co. Pat #
1594408-1594409. Good
cond. $800 (863)697-0328
HUNGARIAN HAY WAGON,
antique, great for decoration
store or farm, $2500
(863)467-1322
PARGO GOLF CAR- W/charg-
er, Runs great, Good batts,
$800 Or best offer. Tom
863-467-7500 days
ROCKER- Solid, Walnut, Foldr
ing. Seat 141/2", Back 19",
Padded seat & back $50.
(863)946-1896
WAGON WHEELS, Hungarian
(100) wooden, $75
863)467-1322


DISHWASHER- Kenmore,
$50, (863)675-2404 after
4:30pm
FREEZER, 51/2 cu. ft., frost
free, $75. (863)763-1884
REFRIGERATOR, Apartment
Sz. "Philco". Runs very good.
Keep your beer / soda ice
cold. $60 (863)467-9877
REFRIGERATOR- GE, Very
good condition. $150.
(863)357-6266
REFRIGERATOR Kenmore 14
cf, Frost free. glass sliding
shelves, 18 mo old, $200
863)635-5826 Frostproof
SMALL FREEZER- Kenmore, 5
cu ft, $100 (863)946-3822
WASHER & DRYER- Stacked,
Kenmore, full size, Model #
110 887627993, $250
(863)675-2392 LaBelle


FLAT SCREEN TV 32" JVC
Model AV-32F475, 1 yr old,
perfect condition. $325 Must
Sell. (863)697-6077
TV, 13", Color & VCR Player.
Both are like brand new. $65
for both, will sep.
(863)357-4831
VCR, Emerson: $20.
(863)634-5038


COMBO SET Ryobi 18v, drill,
circular saw, recip. saw, 2
batts chrgr, & more. Like
new. $100 (863)467-0668
ELECT. PRESSURE WASHER,
new $50 or best offer
(863)634-5914
GENERATOR: Craftsman,
3600 watt, 4 gal., 7.Ohp,
5300 surge watts. Still in
box. $500. (863)763-9527
MIG WELDER, Hobart 175,
with cart, exc. cond., $400.
(863)357-5754


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


ALUMINUM CLAMSHELL
AWNINGS, will remove,
(863)824-2248 ask for Kurt
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
SMALL GARDEN TILLER,
Used, 4 cyl. Preferred. Call
Bob (863)467-1046
WANTED- Used trailer for 2011
Pontoon boat in good cone.
reasonably priced
(863)697-2936

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneoas 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
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



APPALOOSA MARE AND
TACK- $1500 (863)467-1421
OR (863)269-1316
MINI REG MARE PONY- Pinto,
bik/white, asking $850
(863)673-6447
PAINT MARE- 4-5yr old, green
*broke. Sweet disposition.
$1000 or best offer.
(863)763-2379


SADDLE-13" All around, Used
4 times, out grown, Like new
$250. (863)261-1932



MTD CLASSIC- 46" cut, needs
lower deck & battery, $100
(863)763-4982
PUSH MOWER- Briggs &
Stratton, 5.0 HP, Gold Se-
ries, $50 (863)675-2404 af-
ter 4:30 pm.
RIDING MOWER, TORO,
Wheel Horse, 44" cut, $650
(863)612-1018
RIDING MOWER- Yardman,
42", with 15HP Kohler mtr,
$225 (863)675-0548


CALVES all kinds, healthy,
shots, wormed, will deliver,
$200 & up. Most reasonable
priced healthy calves aroundlt
hoping 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

Rentals



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



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


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
boat cover slip $1400. mo +
1st & sec. 863-467-7562
CBS, 2 Bdrmr, 1 Ba .House oni
Rim Canal, Large kitchen.
$900 mo., 1st., last & sec.
Please call (863)763-8711
OKEECHOBEE- 3/2/1- Brand
new, tile throughout,
.$1295/mo, 1st & sec, No pets
561-248-3888/863-599-0156


OKEECHOBEE ESTATES- 3br,
2ba, No pets, $1100 + sec
dep, refs, (863)781-1317 or
(863)634-1554
Pioneer Estates, SE Sec. of
Okee, 2BR/2BA, 1/2 acre, all
appl's & water incl., $800
mo., 1st, last & $500 sec.
dep., 6 mos. lease w/option
to extend lease, avail
4/24/06. 863-697-6297
Richard or 863-634-0848
Michelle.
TCI- 2br, 2.5ba, Lake access,
dock Fla rm, Irg. screen rm,
fully furn, Central air/heat,
city water & sewer W/D
Dishwasher $1250/mo +
1st, last & sec
(863)467-8005



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


SINGLE MOTHER: Looking for
3/2 house or apt. in LaBelle.
Reasonable to rent. Please call
Sara @ 239-823-7525.


OKEE. Female preferred. Pdvi-
leges Kit. Internet access.
W/D, Big yard. $400.,mo. +
1/2util. 561-317-8428



TAYLOR CREEK 2 BR/1 BA w/
Den. Immaculate!-Tile, Carpet,
W&D, Fenced w/Dock. $950
1st, last & sec. 863-467-8683
TAYLOR CREEK: 3 BR, 2 BA,
Fam. Rm., Liv. Rm., Screened
porch. Covered boat slip, Car-
port. Tile. Fenced yard. Fur-
nished. Private. $1400 mo.
1st, last & sec. 863-467-8683


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sate 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
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 lnspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080


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


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Farmhouse Cookbook

You don't have to live on a farm to enjoy the hearty
cuisine of the farm house kitchen. The "Farmhouse
Cookbook," a 516-page cookbook, features 300
recipes that will have you cooking classic country
fare in no time, even if you've never milked a cow or
plucked a chicken.

Farmhouse Cookbook (No. W13) ... $14.95
Also available:
Mrs. Witty's Homestyle Menu Cookbook
(No. W5)... $12.95
Please add $3.00 s&h


To order, circle item(s),
clip & send w/ check to:
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15241 Stagg St.
Van Nuys, CA 91405


Please be sure to
include your name,
address and the name of
this newspaper. Allow
1-2 weeks for delivery.


IMMEDIATE OPENING

FOR CDL CLASS A

OWNER/OPERATORS


Competitive Contract

Excellent Benefits Available


CLASS A OR B

COMPANY DRIVERS


Competitive Pay

Medical Insurance

401 K Savings Plan

Paid Vacations


FOR MORE INFORMATION
CALL (863)763-2158
ASK FOR CHARLES


Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
craftbook.com
Money Back Guarantee


ket Balls, Baseballs / Bats. Etc.
$20 (863)634-5038



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



DVR RECEIVER: For Direct TV,
Model R15, Excellent condi-
tion. $55. (863)675-3944
TOSHIBA- 31" w/remote
$200. neg. (863)634-9620
Okee area








Okeechobee News, Tuesday, April 18, 2006


JACOBSEN '05, 3 BR, 2 Ba.,
Very nice DW, Well built
w/2x6s & xs & 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
$149,900. Convert SWMH
2br 2ba New roof & paint on
private lake Only minutes
from lake Okee. Bring 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.


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



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



WATERFRONT HOME: Treas-
ure Island. Bring your tooth
brush / fully furnished. 3 BR.,
2 Full Ba., Large screen porch.
Florida Room overlooking Ca-
nal. Dock & Boat Lift. Quiet
cul-de-sac. Priced to sell.
$180,000. Call 863-467-7002


Mobile Homes



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



WATERFRONT, Furn. 1 br
travel trailer screen porch
$475. mo. inci elec. $300 Sec
863-824-8718/813-426-5152
How do you find a Job In
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sflmeds


LaBelle, '80, 24x56, 3br, 2ba
In Great shape. New Kit.
cabinets & floor.$10,000
(863)675-3665 1
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

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


HOME FOR
SALE
2/2 Split Floor
Plan
Screened Patio
Carport & Shed
Low Lot Rent
863-467-4555





Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers.-RVs 3010
Jet Skiis :'015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035



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
JON BOAT 17', w/motor &
trl.,.70 HP Johnson trim &
tilt. $7,000. (863)467-6960


....A/ots00


PONTOON BOAT: 2005, 20 Ft.
Sweetwater, 60 hp Yamaha 4
stroke w/300 hrs. on both. Still
under factory warrantee. Ex-
tended warrantee avail. Porta
potty. $12,500 863-467-0658
PONTOON BOAT- 20ft, trlr
incid, 60HP Yamaha, new
CD, ready to fish, $5000 neg
(863)467-7073
PONTOON BOAT- 26', 50HP
Evinrude, needs work, good
project,' $600 neg
(863)467-5725 for more info


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. refrig. elec. hot water,
stove A/C. Toilet w/direct
hook. $1000 (740)202-3517
SCOTTIE CAMPER 79- cold
AC, slps 4, $500
(863)467-2795
Sunllne, '05 T2499, 0 trip
miles, exc. cond., $19,000
or best offer. (863)357-2891
after 3pm



OB MOTOR- 225HP Evinrude,
long shaft, $1400
(863)467-5725
TROLLING MOTOR- Minnkota,
651b thrust, w/foot controls,
never used still In box, $350
neg (561)744-9031


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


GSXR750 '04- great shape,
garage kept $5500
(863)634-8828/763-4132
jrissomebeach@earthlink.net

Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sell-
Ing them In the classi-
fieds.


GO KART Scorpion, 2 sweater,
roll bars, great shape, $600
firm. (863)634-8828 days or
(863)763-4132 eve's.
Honda ATC 3 Wheelers (2),
185 & 200 Both run well,
start 1st pull $1000 will sep.
(772)873-1363
YAMAHA RAPTOR 2003,
80cc, Mint cond. $1499
(863)467-5043

Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classl-
fleds.


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


CHEVY CAVALIER- '96 4 dr,
86K, Auto..A/C, Orig. owner.
Good cond. $2500.
(863)612-1648
CHRYSLER INTREPID 2000,
AC, auto, new brakes, $2000
or best offer (810)625-4270
CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY '98, 62K mls. Good con-
dition. 1 Owner. Book=$6850
Asking $5800.863-467-1301
GRAND MARQUIS '95- AC,
good tires, 120K, windshield
cracked, have new one. runs
great $2000 (863)763-2730
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 -
V6, auto, good shape, needs
transmission, $400.,
(239)657-4348
PONT GRAND MARQUIS '92-
runs good, needs brakes,
$1000 or best offer
(863)697-6384 after 5pm


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 40201
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 1055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


PT CRUISER- '02, 5 spd, CD,
Tape, Radio, fog lamps,
cruise, AC, Silver, $8400
(863)599-2556
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, 4x4, 1978, orig.
owner, $2495
(863)612-1018
BRONCO 11 '89 perfect en-
gine, rebuilt trans, 0 miles,
needs paint but no rust, $1750
firm. (863)805-8789
CHEVY BLAZER KS- '93, Auto,
4x4, A/C, New CD player,
Runs great. $5000.
(772)360-5068
FORD F150 1986- Made for
Offroad! 300, w/30/12,/2/15'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 (8.63)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
POSI DIFF- 8.5" GM, $150 or
best offer. Call
(863)467-8856.
PULL ENGINE, good shape,
$60. (239)657-4348
RIMS & TIRES (4) Off Audi, 4
lug, 50% tread, asking $50
(863)675-0188
RIMS (4) 16 x 8Dodge, 8lug,
stock alloy rims, w/center
caps, $150 (863)675-0188
SHOCK TOWER BRACES, &
set of Urethane Bushing's.
for Mustang '86-'93. Sacri-
fice $150. (863)824-0801
TIRES, (4), Dunlop GT Qualifi-
er, P255/70/R15, $100.
(863)357-2829 .
TOW BAR & BASE PLATE: For
a Geo Metro. $150 or best
offer. (863)735-1753
TOW BAR- Stowmaster, Used
on a Saturn, Can be adapted
to any vehicle. $150.
(863)763-6757
TRANSMISSION Rebuilt.
7004R, $300 or best offer.
Call (863) 467-8856


Community Events


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

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

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

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

Early Learning Coalition to meet
Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee counties will
meet Wednesday, April 26, at 1 p.m. at the One Stop Career Center,
2401 S. 29th St., North Portable, in Fort Pierce. The executive commit-
teex\ ill m1,eet follo irin he coalinon 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, 2'.200 S.W. Second
St. All members of the local Beta Sigma Phi chapters will come togeth-
er to honor the founder and some outstanding \\omen in the commu-
nity. For information, call Lindd at 18631 467- 10710

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

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

Free memory loss screenings offered
The Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E. Park St., will host free
memory loss screenings on Friday, April 28, from 11 a.m. until 2:30
p.m. Appointments are needed for the screenings, and the screenings
are open to any age group. The screening will be completed by the St.
Mary's memory disorder staff and immediate results will be given. For
information, call Donna True at (800) 861-7826 ext. 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
Community Center on U.S. 98. The purpose of meeting is to provide an
opportunity for South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) to
meet with community members that are interested in using the
restored Kissimmee River Valley region for public use and recreation.
Learn about the Kissimmee River Restoration Project and the recre-
ational opportunities available for you on SFWMD lands.

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

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

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

Fundraiser aids Hospice residence
Hospice of Okeechobee is currently raising funds for their 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.


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

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 provided. For information, call (863) 467-2278.

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
proriotioni,'mainstreetokeechobee corn. Please provide a contact
nane arnd phone number.

Upthegrove family reunion planned
The Upthegrove family reunion is being planned and will be held
in Fort Pierce. If you are a member of the Upthegrove family in Okee-
chobee, please call Pal Adams at 1615.i 893-3236.

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:
ohsl987reunion@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, con-
tact Sheila at (863) 462-51,80 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just
come down and talk to us. Activities are held from 11:30 a.m. until
4:30 p.m. This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.

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
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and
cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12
and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit
and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of
the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and
cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side by side to
accomplish these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet
or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emer-
gency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out 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-.


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.

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 onU.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 \%rluntrlers to ,%ork in our Closet any day, or dais, M:onrda\ through
Friday during tht hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. \\E are also lookilg foravol-
unteer tLie become the director and a board member olfThe Clothes Closet.
The xolunteei should communicate well ithi- the public and should be
able to seek support from city and count officials. business executives
and other organizations. \'Work daays and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-
'2306 for information.

Help with Medicare Part D offered
Free help with Medicare Part D will be offered at the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Public Library, 206 S.W 16th St., on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 until
7 p.m. Volunteers will be available to assist Medicare recipients in selecting
and enrolling in Medicare Part D programs. Those taking part will need to
bring their complete list of all prescription medications and dosages,
along with their Medicare card. Anyone who feels that may be eligible for
government assistance in paying premiums must bring proof of income.
Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests,
peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and
abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
on Tuesday and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on
Tuesday. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the
movie theatre. If you would like more information on this or set an
appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic edu-
cation/GED and English as a second language classes at these locations:
Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as second language
classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon, adult basic edu-
cation/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 language classes, Tuesday and Thurs-
day 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 demonstrat-
ed, as well as how to access and navigate the internet. For the dates and
times of these classes, contact the Okeechobee County Library at (863)
763-3536.





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CAMPER TOP- For a Ford
F-150. In Great cond. It is
not the aluminum type.
$250. (863)674-0825 LaBelle
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
GMC 1/2 TON PICKUP 1994,
4.3 V6, Cold A/C. $1500 or
best offer. (863)697-8136
MITSUBISHI "88 2x4, mighty
Max, pick up, 30 mpg, need
head and battery, rest ok.
$800 (863)805-8789
TONNEAU COVER- Hinged, for
full size PU, short box, $150
(863)675-2065
TOYOTA- '87, 2WD, 4 cyl, Au-
to, A/C, Excellent condition
$2500. (863)632-9166


CAR HAULER TRAILER- 16',
w/3' dove tail, tandem axle,
electric brakes. $1500.
(863)673-0920
DOUBLE AXLE Fifth Wheel
Trailer, deck over, dove tail,
92" wx20'l, $1500 or best
offer. (863)610-1797


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






12 The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, April 18,2006

MiCin Ranch hosts fundraiser 71 W ir


Okeechobee News/Katrina Elsken
MiCin Ranch hosted a day long fundraising event on Saturday, April 15, that featured fun,
games and plenty of entertainment for all ages. A miniature horse demonstration included
information on how these tiny horses are shown.
Al


Trey Cofield was among those providing entertainment at MiCin Ranch on Saturday, April 15.
Cofield stood atop his horse and performed rope tricks. The event benefited the Indian River
Community College (IRCC) scholarship fund and the 4-H Bits and Spurs Horse Club.
- H "s-low.


Putting a twist on the traditional Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15, MiCin Ranch spon- The Bits and Spurs 4-H Club's drill team, including Taylor Lowe and Sarah Davis, per-
sored an Easter egg hunt on horseback. Josh Keese helped hide the eggs. formed for the spectators at MiCin Ranch's fun day on Saturday, April 15.


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