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Vol. 97 No. 112 'Saturday, Aprfi 22, 2006, 5M Plus tax


Briefs
Woman hospitalized
following ATV crash
A 45-year-old Okeechobee
woman has been hospitalized
following an ATV accident
Thursday night.
Sandra Yarbrough, no
known address, was flown to
Holmes Regional Medical
Center in Melbourne after the
single-vehicle accident around
8 p.m. on April 20. She was,
reportedly the operator of the
all4errain % ehide
The cause of, the accident
was not known, as of newspa-'
per deadline. I , I
Deputy John Ashby, from
the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (OCSO), said the
accident occurred on the
Prairie and is, still under inves-
tigation.
Community choir
practice scheduled
The Cc, ni m u ri i iN Choir will
practice SundaN, April 23 ''
from 3 until 5 p.m. for the
--upcqming 5th Sunday Cele-
bratio h Service,_.
The practice will b held-at-
'the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St.
Any.*choir members wanting,
to participate are welcome.
The Celebration Service
will be held Sund ay, April 30,
at 6:30 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church.
Inside

NEHS thanks its
substitute teachers
%\ ho are the unsung
heroes of the Okeechobee
Co 1-i i i % School District' NVhen
a, teacher 7nicomes
must call Iri slcl:, administra-
tion relies ori the
courageous, dependable and*
caring individuals who are
er,[rij-_,jetj %,, itli the welfare and
EducaflOri of, our students.
Iriaiquatil.N, substitute teach-
ers are some of the most
important members of the
scl-icol district.
Nev, Endeavor, kept with
tradition by hosting their
annual Substitute Apprecia-
tion Reception for the teach-
ers who work at New Endeav-
Or, Okeechobee Juvenile
Offenjer Crrrection Center,
Vision Quest,. and The Red
Road Academy.
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Drougght Index
Current: 524
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry,
Local Bum Ban: None

Lake'levels

13.89 feet

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

Index


Police K-9s: An incredible investment.'


Club receives hurricane forecast


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Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office Deputy Rick Voss (center) waits for a "found" sig-
nal fromhis K-9 partner Rex during narcotics dog certification testing earlie "r this 'week.
Deputy Voss and Rex were among 15 dog teams participating in a four-day training s 6s-
slon hosted by the Florida Police Work Dog Association. St. Lucie County deputy and
president of the work dog association Tony Cavallaro (left) critiqued the dog team for
certification. Rex is a 5-year old Belgian Malinols.
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Law enforcement personnel
and their K-9 partners arrived in
Okeechobee this week to partici-
pate in a series of seminars and
intenshe training sessions hosted
by the Florida Police Work Dog
Associadon.
Fifteen dog teams including
those from, the: Okeechobee
County Sheriff'iOifice (OCSO)
attended classes with internation-
* renowned instructor Kenneth
.Licklider of Vohne-licbe Kennels
in Denver, Ind., to hope their
existing skills and learn nev ones.
Mr. Licklider and his staff have
over 60 years experience in train-
ing K-9s in explosive and narcofic
detection. He is world renowned
for his scent work, which has
been copiedby Dutch Customs.
He has trained and worked with
over 2,500 dogs in his career.
Mr. Licklider, currently has
dogs in 800 law enforcement
agencies including the National
Securi ty Agency (NSA), Pentagon
Police and U.S. Secret Service, 40
states and more than 20 countries


of Denver, Ind., took a short break between training ses-
sions at the recent event hosted by the Florida Police
Work Dog Association.
including 60 teams in Iraq. Labrador retriever Widgen took
The OCSO was well represent- their turns working with'Mr. lick-
ed at this training. K-9 deputies lider in advanced narcotics detec-
RickVoss and his don techniques. -
Belgian Malinois Rex, Don Following their training ses-
Ellis and his Labrador retriever
Ruby, and Jimmy Mills and his See Police Page 2


"Purchase generators prior to
hurricane season," he said,
adding that the FEMA program
that paid for generators after a
storm will soon no longer be
reimbursing for such items.
Mr. O'Neill made suggestions
about items which should be
considered in preparing a disas-
ter supply kit including: water at
least one gallon, per person daily
for three days; food; clothing,
which includes rain gear. and
sturdy shoes; bedding; firsi-aid
items; toiletries and hygiene
items; flashlights; batteries;
radio; cash; extra sets of keys for
car and home; important docu-
ments; tools; specialty items for
babies and elderly family mem-
bers; pet care items; and, gaso-
line.
The guest speaker also
reminded fellow club members
See Forecast Page 2


By D. Hamflton
Okeechobee News
Kiwanis Club member Gene
O'Neill spoke at Thursday's dub
meeting in his professional
capacity as Okeechobee County,
director of Emergency Manage-
ment. He gave fellowclub mem-
bers and guests, current details
and statistics about what is in
store for the 2006 hurricane sea-
son.
"According to the report for
the Atlantic Basin Forecast, we
can expect 17 named storms
with nine of those becoming hur-
ricanes," he said.
He told the group that of the
nine named hurricanes, five will
become intense hurricanes of
category three or higher. He
added thdt according to the
report dated April 4, the probabil-
ity for at least one major hurri-
cane category three or above


- to make landfall anywhere on
the entire U.S. coastline is 81 per-
cent. That number, explained Mr.
O'Neill, has increased by over 30
percent in the statistics for the last
century.
Narrowing down the area
covered by the report, he told the
group that the probability, of a
hurricane making landfall
U.S. East coast, including
Florida, was at more than 60 per-
cent a jump of over 30 per-
cent.
With those statistics in mind,
Mr. OWeill stressed preparedness
to Kiwanis Club members. He
then gave the group important
information in preparation of
what promises to be an active
hurricane season.
I He urged club members to
gather enough supplies to sus-
tain each person in every house-
hold for at least 72 hours after a
hurricane.


Kiwanis Club president Marcos Montes De Oca welcomed
Okeechobee Emergency Management director Gene O'Neill as
the guest speaker at Thursday's club meeting.


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to stay alert during watches and
warnings and know about current
updates.
Mr. O'Neill also provided some
important information for senior
residents in the event of an
approaching hurricane including
where to go for safety, what sup-
plies to prepare, information on
special needs shelters, checklists
for important numbers and what
to do after a hurricane passes.
Lastly, Mr. O'Neill told Kiwani-
ans that the Office of Emergency
Management has learned a lot
from storms in the last two years
and that communication is the key
to getting the community through
active hurricane seasons as safely
as possible.
In other Kiwanis Club business,
club treasurer Frank Irby reported
that more than $5,300 was taken in
with over 450 guests served during
the 35th annual pancake breakfast.
Proceeds from the annual event will
,benefit the club's scholarship fund.
Kiwanis Club meetings are held
every Thursday at the Village
Square Restaurant at 301 W South
Park Street.



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I think you'll see we're going to
continue to look at that issue," she
said.
Under the law, schools are
required to test students in math
and reading and report their scores
by group, such as race, disability,
English language ability or eco-
nomic situation. If one group of
students fails to meet standards, an
entire school can face penalties.
States, however, are allowed to
set minimum numbers of students
to ensure statistical reliability and
privacy. AP found that states have
set wildly different minimum stan-
dards for how many children must
be counted, allowing schools to
exclude 1.9 million scores in
required racial categories.
One idea to be considered is
"whether a one-size-fits-all solu-
tion makes sense or not, and I
don't think we know that yet,"
Spellings said. She.emphasized
her agency will look at a state's
entire education plan, not just the
way it sets its group sizes.
Spelling also emphasized the
law's accomplishments.
Before Congress passed it in
2001, she said, federal officials had
no way to track state progress of
roughly 50 million children who
attend public school.
Now, she said even with
nearly 2 million uncounted, par-
ents, teachers and educators have
a better idea of how 23 million are
doing1because of the law's require-
ment that children be tested annu-
ally in third grade through eighth
grade and once in high school.
Spellings also said the law
marks a watershed for closing the
racial achievement gap. In previous.
tests, she said, schools could
always produce better results by
reporting test scores for an entire
grade or building. Now, schools are
required to report test scores and
show progress for different groups.
The schools, she said, "are
working on those student groups
as they never have before, and that
is because of No Child Left Behind.
Yes, we need to continue to press
them to serve each and every child,
but we have made huge progress."
The AP investigation also
found:
Many education officials are
concerned that the law's reporting
requirements will discourage
schools from integration efforts.


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sions, handlers and their K-9 partners
went through certification testing
with Florida Police Work Dog Associ-
ation president Tony Cavallaro.
Deputy Cavallaro is also a St. Lucie
County Sheriff's Office K-9 handler.
In addition to certifying other teams,
Sgt. Cavallaro brought his 2-year old
European imported German Shep-
herd Rexo to the training sessions to
workwith Mr. Licklider.
Okeechobee County Sheriff
Paul May is a strong supporter of
the police K-9 program.
"I fully support our K-9 program.
They are an invaluable asset to this
department. In the past year alone
the K-9 unit has helped apprehend
a murder suspect and has made
numerous drug arrests far too
many to mention," stated Sheriff
May. "The dogs are considered to
be deputies: of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office and there
are greatly enhanced penalties for
any possible harm done to them."
Sheriff May went on to state that
he would like to have more K-9
units in the county. "We are work-
ing toward placing another K-9 unit
in Okeechobee," he said.
"These dogs are incredible
assets to any community. The more
K-9s we get onto the road in Okee-
chobee County, the better the com-
munitywill be," said Deputy Voss.
Deputy Voss pointed out that
these dogs are more than just patrol
or detection dogs.
"Our K-9s touch the lives of hun-
dreds of small children in the commu-
nity. We do 50 to 100 demonstrations
each year at schools, churches and
civic organizations with the permis-
sion and support of Sheriff May. These
demonstrations with the K-9s do
more for drug awareness than any
one speaker could possibly do. Peo-
ple are fascinated by the abilities of
these dogs even if they are not animal
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on the narcotics he found while waiting instructions from guest
speaker and professional police dog trainer Kenneth Ucklider.


remember the dogs andiwhat they've
seen them do long after they've for-
gotten who the handlers are.'"
The cost of a trained police dog.
can run from $6,500 to over
$11,000, depending on what the
dog is trained to do. There are sin-
gle purpose narcotic detection
dogs, dual purpose narcotic detec-
tion dogs, single purpose explo-
sive detection dogs, dual purpose
explosive detection dogs, cadaver
dogs and multi-purpose patrol
dogs to name a few. -
These highly trained police
dogs have been used by the mili-
tary for many years. They have
been .used to detect survivors in
the Oklahoma City bombings, the
World Trade Center disaster and at
natural disaster sites.
"The initial cost for one of these
dogs may seem high, butwhenyou
realize that you don't have to pay a
salary, health benefits, overtime or
pension, the dog is much cheaper
to have," said Mr. Licklider. "The
dog is as effective as a human, is
loyal and will work until he dies
without question you've made a
good investment."
Deputy Voss was very pleased
and 'appreciative in the way the


community supported this train-
ing effort.
"Our organization is non-profit.
We rely entirely on the generosity of
the community in order to put on
one of these sessions," he said. "We
would like to thank the Donut Con-
nection, Wal-Mart, Guaranteed
Auto and Truck Parts, BMJ Towing
Inc., Burton's Sheds, Country Feed,
Publix of Okeechobee, U-Save
Supermarket, Big Lake Eye Care,
Brennan Eye Care, Center for Plastic
Surgery Inc., the Law Office of Ger-
ald Lefebvre, Barracuda's Sports
Grillery, Travel Easy R.V., Eckerd
Youth Alternatives, Inc., Tractor Sup-
ply Company, Pier II Resort, Mr.
Larry Manning, the Good Spirits
Lounge, Brewski's, Pizza Hut,
Dominos Pizza, Philip DeBerard
and Sheriff Paul May and the mem-
bers of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office for allowing us to
host this event," said DeputyVoss.
"If any organization would like a
demonstration, they just need to
contact the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office at (863) 763-3117 to
schedule one," said Deputy Voss.
"The demos are free of charge. We
just need advance notice to work
them into our schedules."


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

Rep. Harris keynote speaker at dinner
OKEECHOBEE The Republican Party of Okeechobee will
hold its annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday, May 6, at the
Shrine Club on S.R. 78.
U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris will be the featured speaker.
Social time will be from 6 until 7 p.m., with dinner being
served at 7 p.m. Dinner will include a sirloin steak, baked potato,
green beans and a salad.
Tickets are $30 per person. To sponsor a table, contact Dick
Ahrens at (863) 467-5910.
Tickets will only be sold at the door if they are not pre-sold.

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 automo-
bile 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
following criteria:
You owned your home in Okeechobee County and it was
your primary residence during hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in
2004.
You have been unable to fix your home due to a lack of insur-
ance or other assistance.
Your gross household income is at or below the following
levels: one person in the household $24,000; two persons -
$27,650: three persons $31,100; four persons $34,550; five
persons $37,300; six persons $40,100; seven persons -
$42,850; and, eight persons $45,500.
Interviews for applications for this program are by appoint-
ment only. To make an appointment for an interview, call Jessie
Vazquez at (863) 467-5525. The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing
Inc. office is open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.


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Principal, Andy Brewer at recent 'Substitute Appreciation reception with Okeechobee Coun-
ty School Board member, Gay Carlton, lan Nairnsey, Delores Whiddifield, Gisela Vavra,
Charlotte Delagal, Shelly Doyle, D.J. Bryan, Betty Carnahan, Harry Horrick, Charlene Row-
land, Kristi Hancock and Dr. Montgomery (not pictured).


New Endeavor honors substitutes


Who are the unsung heroes
of the Okeechobee County
School District? When a teacher
becomes ill and must call in sick,
administration relies heavily on
the courageous, dependable and
caring individuals who are
entrusted with the welfare and
education of our students. Inar-
guably, substitute teachers are
some of the most important
members of the school district.
New Endeavor kept with tra-
dition by hosting their annual
Substitute Appreciation Recep-
tion for the teachers who work
at New Endeavor, Okeechobee
Juvenile Offender Correction
Center, Vision Quest, and The
Red. Road Academy. The event


NEHS
was held in New Endeavor High
School's media center on Thurs-
day, April 20, and they had a
wonderful turnout. Principal
Andy Brewer addressed the
group first by telling them how
much they are valued, and that
some days the schools could not
function without their help.
Assistant Superintendent
Mary Hurley stated, "We appre-
ciate these employees and their
willingness to accept the chal-
lenge of working with the stu-
dents." Also .in attendance,


Okeechobee County School
Board Member, Gay Carlton fur-
thermore congratulated the
teachers and expressed her
appreciation for their hard work.
New Endeavor would like to
extend a special thanks to the
faculty, the SAC Committee, Ms.
Annie Reiss, Ruby English, and
Sue Horrick for the planning and
hard work involved in making
the reception a success. New
Endeavor High School continues
to strive in the direction of The
Okeechobee County School Dis-
trict's vision of "Achieving Excel-P
lence", If you have any ques--
tions regarding New Endeavor,
contact us at 462-5125.


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Obituaries
George
Edward Blazina:
George Edward Blazina, age 64,
died April 18, 2006 at his residence
in Okeechobee. He was born
Aug.9, 1941 in Lorain, Ohio. He has
been a resident of Okeechobee
since 1998. He served in the U. S.
Navy, was a member of the VFW,
and the Moose Lodge.
There will be no visitation or
services at this time.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Martha Gray
Rutherford
Martha Gray Rutherford, age 90,
died April 19, 2006 at her residence
in Okeechobee. She was born Sept.
8, 1915 in Okeechobee and has
been a lifelong resident ever since.
She enjoyed reading as a hobby.
She is preceded in death by her
parents, Walter Nixon Gray and
Elsie Mariah Hancock.
She is survived by her children,
Helen Grace Rutherford (Kent)
Ratliff of Orlando; George "Butch"
(Margaret) Rutherford of Lee; and
Janice Marie Rutherford Banegas
of Okeechobee; brother Walter
Nixon (Lois) Gray, Jr. of Okee-
chobee; sisters Elsie Inez Gray
Purvis of Gaston, S.C.; and Edith
Louise Gray (Martin) Brown of
Okeechobee. In addition, she is
survived by eight grandchildren, 17
great-grandchildren, and two
great-great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends
Monday, April 24, 2006 from 10
until 11 a.m. at the Buxton Funeral
Home Chapel. Services will follow
immediately after the visitation at
11 a.m. Brother Kilgore will offici-
ate. Interment will be at the Ever-
green Cemetery in Okeechobee.
All arrangements are made
under the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Crema-
tory.


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Community Events

'77 class reunion being planned
The class of 1977 is planning their to 30-year reunion. All mem-
bers of the class of 1977 will meet Tuesday, May 9, at the Brahma
Bull Restaurant, 2405 S.R. 441 S.E. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. and the
meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. For information, call Karen
Williamson Larson at (863) 763-5101; Cindy Bennett Hortman at
(863) 697-9817; or, Toni Bennett Doyle at (863) 634-9491.

Library hosting Medicare Part D classes
Free Medicare Part D Assistance ends May 11. Free classes are
being offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5 until 7 p.m. at
the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St.

Reunion planned for '0s 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
special 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.

Church's pre-school is expanding
Peace Lutheran Pre-School, 750 N.W. 23 Lane, has expanded
their services to include kindergarten for the next school year. Regis-
tration is limited to 15 students who will be age 5 on or before Sept.
1, 2006. You can register by calling (863) 763-7566, or at the church.
Parents must furnish birth certificates, shot records and health certifi-
cate for students.

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

Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the
EAHEAP program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and
over. Call Kim Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.

Fundraiser aids Hospice residence
Hospice of Okeechobee is currently raising funds for their res-
idence, The Hamrick Home. They are selling tickets for a 2006
20-foot Shearwater boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI
Suzuki outboard and an aluminum trailer. Tickets can be pur-
chased for $50 each at Eli's Western Wear, Elite Title, Gilbert
Chevrolet, Lakeshore Marine, Don's Appliance, Riverside Nation-
al Bank, Quail Creek Plantation and Hospice of Okeechobee.
Only 1,500 tickets will be sold. Drawing will be held on July 4.
For information, call Theresa Davis at (863) 467-2321.

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

Church changes its name
Parrott Avenue Christian Church is now known as the West-
side 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 Sun-
day Bible School starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday night prayer meet-
ings 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 Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment, Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners, Okee-
chobee City Council and the Okeechobee Chamber of
Commerce, are organizing an alternative 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 down-
town in the park areas please e-mail Toni Doyle, promotions
director for Okeechobee Main Street Inc., at promotion@main-
streetokeechobee.com. Please provide a contact name and
phone number. If you are interested in making a monetary 'or
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Upcoming. Events

Saturday
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30 a.m.,
at the Nazarene Church, 425 S.W. 28th St., and leaves for ride at 8
a.m., weather permitting. For information on the ride for the week or
any questions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly
Stewart at (863) 610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.

Sunday,
A.A. meets from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Chil-
dren's Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m.
The orientation is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okee-
chobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a
question/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus,
2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Program at
1-(800) 403-9311.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
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.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There.is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information,
call (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information,
contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overomeromers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
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.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Dr. ,Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5'until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facili-
tator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.

Thursday
Farmer's Market every Thursday 'from 4 until 7:30 p.m. in Flagler
Park. For information, call (863) 357-MAIN; (863) 763-2225; or, (863)
697-3110. : .. .i ,,
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is Welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-
0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923,
for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863)
357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-
2893. or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at
7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893
days, or (863) 467-2480'evenings. If you know of someone that might
need this group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will
be available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Educatlon/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Careglver Support GroupHospice of Okee.chobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 467-2321.
Gunowners of Okeechobee will meet at 7 p.m. at the American
Legion, 501 S.E. Second St. All interested parties are invited. For infor-
mation, contact Merv Waldron at (863) 467-5744 or Dan Fennell at
(863) 467-9461.

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 Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For infor-
mation, 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 information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-
8677.


A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will.be an open speaker meeting.
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 at
S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for mem-
bers and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana
at 471-9795.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.






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Community Events

OHS Drama Club staging musical
The Okeechobee High School Drama Club will present the
musical "Hollywood Hillbillies" in the OHS auditorium, 2800
U.S. 441 N., Saturday, April 22. The performance will start at 8
p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $7 for students.

Benefit planned for Larry Schrader
A benefit for Larry Schrader will be held Saturday, April 22, at
Butch's Fish Camp, 4870 U.S. 441 S.E., beginning at 2 p.m. There
will be prize giveaways, 50/50 drawing, food and music. A bar-
becue chicken dinner with baked beans, potato salad and dinner
roll will be available for a donation of $6 each.

Yard sale aids church's mission trip
The Okeechobee Church of God, 301.N.E. Fourth Ave., will
have a yard sale Saturday, April 22, at 8 a.m. The proceeds of this
yard sale will go to support a mission trip to Mexico. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-4127 or (863) 467-1750.

Victims' rights topic of talk show
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
April 22, starting at 7:30 a.m. It will be re-broadcast at 1 and 6
p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The guest will be Cheryl
Kirby, president of the 19th Judicial Circuit Victims' Rights Coali-
tion and victim advocate. The topic of the discussion is Strength
in Unity. National Crime Victims' Rights week is April 23-29.
There will be a motorcycle Run for Right on Sunday, April 23.
For information, contact Cheryl Kirby at (772) 462-1369; or, call
your local library for a schedule of events and speakers in your
area.

Church hosting youth service, concert
The Gathering, 1735 S W. 24th Ave., will have a special youth
service and concert on Saturday, April 22. The doors will open at
6:30. The youth service will start.at 7 p.m., with the concert to
follow at 8:30. There will be preaching, testimonies and a live
band. The event is sponsored by The ARK Youth Ministries and
Real Life Children's Ranch.

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 ofColumbus Council 1:1284 will have their annu-
al Tootsie Roll fundraising drive to benefit the Okeechobee ARC
on Saturday, April 22, at Wal-Mart, Publix and U-Save from 10
a.m. until 2 p.m.

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

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

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

Church starting new series
The Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., will
begin a new series called "Heaven" on Sunday, April 23, from 6
until 7 p.m. For information, call (863) 610-5497 or (863) 763-
0550.

Gospel group to worship
The gospel group River will worship at Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, on Sunday, April 23, at 10:30 a.m.
For information, call (863) 763-5042.

Hospital hosting dinner, speaker
Raulerson Hospital, 1798 U.S. 441 N., will host Dine with the


Doctor on Tuesday, April 25, in the hospital cafeteria at 5 p.m. Dr.
Young, a urologist, will be the guest speaker.

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

Collaborative council will meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee
County Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly
meeting Tuesday, April 25, at 10 a.m. in the boardroom of the
Okeechobee County School Board at 700 S.W. Second Avenue.
For information call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000 ext. 257.








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Sports Briefs


Agri-women's groups ,
skeet shoot is.plfanned:
The Florida Agri-'vor er'a\ve
announced thai their inaugural
skeet shoot event will take place
May 13 at Quail Creek Planta-
tion; 1907 N.E. 224th St.
Station sponsorships and sin-
gle shooter tickets are available.
For information, call Dianne
Spann at (863) 634-3327.

Basketball camp
taking applications
Final applications are now
being evaluated for the Ten Star
All-Star Summer Basketball


Camp for boys and girls between
the ages 6fo10 and 19.
The camp is b' 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 0.'73 anytime.

Pop Warner grid
sign-ups slated
Pop Warner football and
cheerleading sign-ups \\ ill take,


place at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex on May 6, May 20, June
10, June 24,-July- 1 and July 15
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The registration fee is $75. In
order to register you must bring
the child's last report card, a cur-
rent year physical from your doc-
tor and a copy of the child's birth
certificate.
For information, call co-presi-
dents James. Shockley at (863)
634-3482 or Albion ,Crowell at
(863) 697-2576.

Chobee Starz
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The Chobee Starz competi-


tive cheerleading squad is plan-
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son There will be a meeting on
April 25 at 6:15 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee Skate Park, by the picnic
tables, located on Fourth Street
near the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office. All interested
parents and children who will be
in grades 3 through 9 next year
should attend. Practice will be
May I, May 2, and May 4 from
5:30 until 7:30 p.m. Tryouts will
take place on Friday, May 5 from
6 until 9 p.m. Coaches are need-
ed. If you love kids and have a
cheerleading or gymnastic back-
ground, we need you..


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J. Nathan Pippin, Lic. Real Estate Broker
St. Cert. Res. Real Estate Appraiser RD4501


Big corner lot with beautiful large oak tree-. Thi, #90027 Waterfront newly remodeled CBS 3/2 #90043 Waterfront 2/2 well maintained DWMH
3/2 home has many extra features to offer. The home with 12x29 concrete in-ground pool. New in Taylor Creek Isles one lot off Taylor Creek on
large family room has a built-in BBQ pit. A pool pump, new roof, new A/C and new hot cul-de-sac. Wood laminate flooring in kitchen &
14'X24' in-ground pool with a 33'x46' pool area water heater. Privacy fenced backyard. Great dining room, ceiling fan in living room and huge
encloded with a 6' privacy fence. Call Jim. location to post office, town, shopping, hospital walk-in closet in master Reduced to $225,000.
$239,000 or fishing. $249,000. Call Jim. Call Craig.


#90522 Waterfront 3/2 nicely landscaped DWMH in Taylor Creek #90044 Waterfront 2/1.5 CBS home on beautiful
Isles. Boathouse w/lift, additional dock w/covered fish cleaning canal w/access to Lake Okeechobee. Home has
station & a separate covered patio. New roof 2005 &A/C 2003. Lg. addition with built-in bar that would be a great
Fla. room overlooking water. Eat-in kitchen, sep. dining room, fame room. Screened porches on front and back
skylights, walk-in closets, garden tub in master w/sep. walk-in of house. Nice dock and seawall. Reduced to
double shower. Must see! $225,000. Call Linda. $209,000. Call Jim.


990042 WVaterfront 3.2 S\\NH in TJ) lor Creek
Isles one lot off Taylor Creek cul-de-sac. Home
has two boathouses w/lifts in each. Also has nice
Fla. room w/attached laundry room. Reduced to
$199,000. Call Linda.


# 90424 Basswood PRE-CON-
::9 STRUCTION 3/2/2 CBS. Lot is
125'x125'. Two different models
". available with floor plans and
front elevation on file in office.
989186 Waterfront 75 010' re-identaal lot in Owner is Agent for builder. Lot
Treasure Island with covered dock. sea all and and new CBS house to be built.
two sheds. Property has older SWMH which is #90368 Viking/Prairie 1.25 acre lot off Peavine
not valued. $139,900. Call Craig. Road. Third lot from canal. $50,000. Call Linda. $166,500. Call Linda.

". ''. #90629 Basswood PRE-CON-
STRUCTION 3/2/1 CBS. Lot is
.- 110'x75'. One model available
with floor plan and front eleva-
#89915 Half acre lot located right in the town of tion on file in office. Co-Owned
Okeechobee. Majestic oak trees and pine trees bu builder and agent for
#90838 3, 2 Homes of Merit Double Wide Mobile gwe the sense ol prniaci and being out in the a
Home. Located in Pine Ridige Park |ust ffof ot untr -itlh, all the convenience of being cdloe to builder. Lot and new CBS house
High ay .70 East. $99.900. everything. 564 000 Call Craig Owner Realtor to be built. $166,900. Call Linda.

United Country Pippin Properties90830 Basswood Vacant
welcomes Julie Turnier Residential Lot 75x11'.
to the United Country ', Residential Lot 75'x110'.
Sales Teamt. Motivated Seller! Bring all
Mrs. Turner has been offers. Call Linda.
selling real estate in.. .
Okeechobee since 2003 & #90460 NE 10th Street Lots 21 & 22 combined for
specializes in residential a total of .0344 acres. Zones RMF. Water line is #90852 Viking/Prairie 1.25 acre
waterfront properties. approx. 200' to the West and sewer line is approx. lot. $35,000. Call Jim.
200' to the East of property. $59,900. Call Linda.


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UNBELIEVABLE TAYLOR CREEK ISLES
3 Bd, 2 Ba DWMH home with an This 3bd, 2ba home has hook up for
open floor plan. Over 1300 sqft of motor home. 50ft boat house with
living space. Located in a nice com- lift, Pontoon Boat included. Located
munity, close to town. Move in con- in Taylor Creek Isles, this large home
edition. Community boat Access to has 3 porches to view the waterfront.
Taylor Creek. $99,950. Asking: $275,000.


BUCKHEAD RIDGE
3bd, 2ba DWMH, Lake Access with


co%" vered Boat Dock. Enjoy the Back
Porch overlooking the water. Ready
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WANTED 2005 2bd, 2baDWMH, fully fur-
New family who will appreciate nished with New Furniture. Open
my charm, my 2 y.o. roof and my Floor Plan. This is a must see, locat-
200' deep lot, my location just out- ed in Buckhead Ridge. Ready to
side the city and my 2 BR 1 BA move in all you need to bring is
size. Asking: $85,000 your toothbrush! Asking: $125,000

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JUST LISTED!!
Waterfront Blue Heron 3Bd/2Ba, 2 car garage.
Beautiful large grounds and dock with lift.
Asking $479,000.
BERGER REAL ESTATE 800 SOUTH PARROTT AVENUE ~ Philip Y. Berger, Licensed Real Estate Broker


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Seawall, boat docks, boat ramp. Only $400K.
* 2/2 in Blue Cypress Golf & RV Resort. Carport, covered
boat parking, shed, landscaped and all park amenities.
Only $125K.
* 3/2 DWMH on 4.5+/- acres. In great condition with
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Only $300K.
* New 3/2 DWMH on 1/2 acre east of town. Never lived
in. Asking only $139,900.
* New 3/2 CBS house in Basswood. 2 to choose from.
125x125 lot. $1,000 appliance pkg. included. $155,900.
* 2/2 in Dixie Ranch on 1 acre. Land could possibly be
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* Three 5+/- acre tracts in Country Hills. $200-225K.
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\%r) nice 2 -2 l' si ~'.H on the sater large S.;crcen porch, artached .iorage building
Boat lift. Beautiful lot, if you like to fish this is the place for you! $159,999 (#91211)
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1in the country. Hou'e has attached carpori
'97 DWMH on 1.5 acre. at the Vik.ng home large creer,ed ba porch and F.er t Bar-B
m i.:,nllnt condwron. covered tront porch, qu- area .],- a deiached ,orksh,:.p
open ta.ck p,:.rh pole t.arn ,unh HIall and Beaunrul rr .ntamindard id .ih man., man,
g ienced area t.or hor-e- or Cor: Corne trecs anrd plants. ,educed to $195,000 Call
enjoy the country life. $139,900. (#87665) Barbara McClellan 863-634-7547 (#90785)


1.'"1' Ih.1.3 ,'l'.: J -1 ,,: p.ilui r-.-n:-.J t,bt..i Ot- u. tell kepr 2 drm 2 bath on lake acc .
T.Ut i' Th 95 5WMH 2.'2 -in mint condti,:.n ,:n rJl -.r.rItJ I if)l.g l.igdn. anidn h..-i -h r. i-ii.r anal CBS contruchtrn ne Il, remnod
Country Club Living! 3Bd/2Ba CBS home a large lot overlooking a private lake. New bath, kitchen nook w/island stove, 2.5 bay attached eled kitchen, new roof in "05, Florida
with oversized 2 car garage on approx. carport and shed, washer, dryer hook up garage w/door for golf cart or mower. Private dock and room with water view, open back porch,
1/2 acre lot. Come enjoy the golf course and sprinkler system. A great buyl $96,000. boat ramp w/boat lift, and so much more you won't want seawall, sprinkler system, more, more,
view $299,000. (#90277) (#90954) to miss itll Call for more info. $355,000. (#90318) more! Asking $295,000. (#90909)


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FULL SERVICE REALTOR

4251 Hwy. 441 S.

863-634-5588
Fax: 763-6068 Office 763-5588


E 3 Berger Real Estate Inc.
f"*"w4- Philip Y. Berger Broker
an 800 S. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee (863) 763-5335
Open Saturday 9 a.m. to Noon


Patricia Louise Goolsby, Lic. R.E. Broker 763-6068 Cell 634-5588 patgoolsby@earthlink.net
Kathlyn Lancaster, Assoc. 467-6760 Cell 634-8676 *kath69@earthlink.net


i ,- LAKE OKEECHOBEE ACCESS. '5 it
WATERFRONT LOT with no low wide waterfront x 100 deep lot in
Bridges between you and Taylor Creek Buckhead Ridge. Seawall. Electric Pole,
Locks and Large Mouth Bass. 1986 OUA water meter, septic tank. Small
DWMH 3,2,1 car garage with base- cement pad. 10 mit. by boat to BHR
inent, seawall and covered dock. lock. 5 min. by car to Kiss Rvr boa-
$250,000 Call Jim Jones 634-9706 or tramp. $100,000. Call Jim Jones 634-
Mike Mazzina 239-250-3080. (#90717) 9706 or Mike Mazzina 239-250-3080.


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TREASURE ISLAND $185,000
Lake access waterfront DWMH, 3Bd/2Ba, family
room, screened porch, sep. dining room, sep. living
room, carport (2 car) 2 sheds, seawall, back (chain link
fence) Call Kaths for more "n'u t;6.4'..-."'nS fl'.a2'5"


FORT DRUNI $330,000
Nloh% ated -;eller lie ca%. c brLI-I- offer;' REid- to
-seLl! 10 c-re 2 p.irc4,.,f&,rQpErt3 k -, r prr. t,
;'46*' ed. ev6ral tru,'tu-Otin- 'p"roper, GIE.3t'10r-
, Ne horse loc-r ftorn
Junction iRt. 6(1. &- FL. Tu rnpukE i 9,(Clcj i


MANYAMENITIES ACREAGE
5018-M: SWMH w /addition, payed street & cement 5019-H: CBS home on 25+/- acres. Very
pads, ail amenities: pool, boat slip, clubhouse, shuf- secluded, wooded w/ pine & oak trees, ponds,
fle board, fish cleaning pavilions, golf driving net,' home has fireplace, wildlife all around, fur-
laundry, recreation hall, horseshoe pits, pool tables wished, wood stove, big'screen TV. Excellent
& more activities, (#91118) !sunset view from the front porch. (#90484)
- LOOKING TO BUY OR SELL PROPERTY? Stop 'by and one of our agents will be
glad to assist you.
- LOTS & ACREAGE AVAILABLE: Dixie Ranch, Basswood, Treasure Island, Palm
Beach, Country Hills, Dark Hammock, Sherman Wood Ranches and Viklng.
Millie Davis 863-610-1304 Shown
A-c RecdcrSh,3-610-21S-)
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T"im MW -AL. I ILWW JTJU,'bV LArL-ALLL'1ZP INAI LIUKUN 1
#90101 LAKE-ACCESS WATER-FRONT HOUSE IN THE ISLES WITH NEW,
IN THE ISLES FOR UNDER $200,000! BRIGHT WHITE KITCHEN --CABI-.
Cute 1974 trailer with additions and all NETS! Recently installed new
kinds of up-grades! Ceramic tile, oven/range, frige, dishwasher! Superb
screened patio, seawall, dock, storage dock on one of our very best canals!
shed, laundry area fancy new'cabinets! Garage with laundry! Sturdy block con-
ASKING LOW $162,0001 struction. of course! $252,5001
OR ACRES 10 ACHE PARCELSI
"Best prices firvand on blob quaffly acreager
Lot #7 $220,000 Sailor Fluencedl
Lot #13 $253,000 Sailor Fl"8=6111
Lot #17 $253,000 Sailor I'MUC6111
Lot #1 $300,000 Seller Fluanced1l
#892014+ ACRES WITH HWY. 78 WEST FRONTAGE Zoned AC, mostly
cleared! POTENTIAL AT $459,000.
#90771 ISLES WATERFRONT IMPROVED VACANT LOT! All "debris"
gone no clearing expenses! Brand new seawall! Dock with existing hoist!
Conforming new doublewide or house OK! Existing water account included!
$62,500.
* #91122 PRAIRIE PARCEL PRICED TO BEAT THE COMPETITION! Why
pay $40,000 or more? And it's a nice one with power line! We have map and
directions to get to it at 15784 NW 262nd Street! $JUST $34,900!



OKEECHOBEE

LAND COMPANY, LLC
208 N. Parrott Ave. o (863) 763-2262
Fax (863) 763-9753 Toll Free (800) 691-OKEE


RIVER OAK ACRES: Verj- rare airstrip
\,acant lot in upscale neighborhood.
Beautiful cleared lot. Oak tTee' High &
dry. Call Kat[lN- 634-8676. $220,000.
(490339)
........ ....... ......
OSCEOLA COUNT): T%%o I acre lot,; in
QUAIL %VOODS $241,000 40 acre,. Osceola Courity. Suitable for home or NIH.
'MOTINATED SELLER" Beaut:Lrul 5.5 Call Pat 863-63 4-5588. l,989432)
nice mature trees in Quail Woods, convenient to
east coast commuters. Call Kathy for more infor- .20 +/- less road right of way, cleared.
nation 863-634-8676. Bring your horses. Lot high & dry acres on Hwy. 700A. Beautiful'
appro\ 26001N938x260 (#911c)770) home site. Can be di-6ded. Call Pat at 864-
634-55,S8.
e I0 acre---, le--,, road right of %%-a.N- near lo%%rn.
Call Pat 863-634-' 3588
Large lot in Jh-1 zoned multi-family / res-
idential. Great location. Call Pat 8b3-634-
558S.
4 acres %%idi large modern CBS
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES 120,000 horne & ne-%% DIVNIH plus \,arjous out-
LAc lkatcriront Lot. niobi]E horne ha.; buildingc, Call Pat S61-614-5588.
b,vn rerrioe-d Reacl%'to build or LnAall I, e 50 acres cleared. Call Pat 634-5588.
hoiri.E. Litilitie; on property Call Kith.% 634-8676 .-- 1crec, in Vil-Lng A,,king $35,900. Call
i 9,A 11 1LA i Pat 634-5,.,).-`1.


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Large 12 room executive home with 4 lots. Lake
access, covered boat dock w/elec. lift & boa-
tranip, shed osmosis system, sprii-dder-
seftirity-systet,, storm shutters. Call Pat for the
many other amenities at 634-5588.
NOTE: These offerings am subject to enxs. ornissiou a witlidnsvvel without notice. InIbnnation believed accurate but not guaranteed.


NOTE: These offerings are subject to errors. omissions or withdrawal without notice. Information believed accurate but not guaranteed.


Don Renftanz, lnc.'s
Taylor Creek RealEstate
1S.81 US Hiehwxy 441 SE 06edwbe FL340,4
..f h. Phone: 180 176-1-731' Fa\ 1863)"03-731.


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G kntLi Realty Inc.
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1! iv5pecialists On Groves, Ranches & Acreage


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RfITR ACRES Th. LIM-11H ii bkr Orl-x4, ih
5005-M: 3Bd/2Ba 1994-2400 sq. ft. airstrip Rim Canal. Fireplace, island kitchen, split bedroom plan.
hanger, enclosed. Property appraiser says Property also includes a frame home 31301.513a. Will need
dwelling is converted mobile home. Call some TLC. Both have separate electric, water & seplic sys-
ofnce lor rnorE mto N QOS24 i


EVERN'THING IOU NEED- IT A GREAT 990875BEAUTIFLILVIE%% SOFVATER-
PRICE, TOOl Concrete house w/frame FRONT ON 2 SIDESI Your lot line actu-
addi-tion totals 3 bedrooms / 2.5+ baths ally goes into the canal! Dock., really cute
plus laundry rm, sewing rm, big den/ office, 2 bdrm mobile with patios overlooking
screened patio w/ hottub, seawall w/dock, the water! Super nice little boathouse!
nice tileWork and recent up-grades! YOU Easy access to Hwy.78! Sharp interiors-a
HAVE TO SEE AT JUST $229.0001 pleasure to show! $150,000!


NICE SINGLEWIDE MOBILE HOME*.1h aaj on VERY NICE 3BD- 1BA CBS HOME on 112
in Taylor Creek Isles with LAKE ACCESS. GREAT COMMERCIAL LOT, 3/4+/- acre acre in Dixie Ranch Acres. Nice yard with
Seawall and dock with gazebo, nice back yard with 160' on very busy SE Hwy. 441 and mature trees. Roof two years old.
with mature trees. $169,000. Call Carol Staley at 110' on Rim Canal. Next to VFW. Asking $185,000. Call Carol Staley at 863-447-
863-447-1231 $575.000 Cali Ron 863-697-6221 1231


REDUCED! Beautiful 3/2.5
modular home with 2 cozy
fireplaces. Rich wood look
A PLACE TO HANG YOUR HEART. CuMoirn. 5, vinyl and carpet throughout.
energy efficient 302 widen on iericed 2 3cre: LUXURY WITHOUT UPKEEPI FurniShi,,-i 212 CLEAN UP & ENJOY1 Large I 596SF 1,11 L 14x3O A/C shed. #214A.
Chefs kitchen, well detailed cabinetry. PLUS cozy SWMH in Oasis Village with 2 attached car- house w/possibilitles of another bedroom 9
attic, metal roof, sturdy construction, porches, ports. Storage building, Enjoy maintenance free has family room & living area. Great invest- $250,000. Call Sheryl today!
decks, even generator ready electric, #216C. pool & clubhouse In this relaxing community. ment property. #204C. $70,000. Call Jeri
$335,000. Call Jed at 634-6056. #211D. $120,000. Call Jeri at 634-6056. 634-6056. at 863-634-1343.


Most desirable strip of Okeechobee where the'mjority of "shopping" and "eating out"
takes place. High volume north/south traffic through the city provides an avenue for addi-
tional customers along with regular and seasonal clientele. Check out the amenties: all fur-
niture & equipment included; approx. seating for 144+/-,- 4000+/- SF under roof 3496+/-
under heat/air, city water & sewer, Ig. kitchen area; service area; salad bar, 2 restrooms;
office space; storage space, off road, paved parking with room for expansion. All showings
shall be by appointment only and MUST be accompanied by a respresenting realtor.
POTENTIAL BUYERS MUST HAVE PROOF OF ABIL)TY TO PURCHASE. (#90659)
REDUCED! REDUCED! REDUCED!






3 /2 DWMH overlooking captive lake located in Taylor Creek Isles. Master
bath has whirlpool garden tub and separate shower, large converted back
porch. Furnishings are less than 2 yrs. old, full list is on file. (#90192)
Mose B. joiner Licensed Real Estate Broker
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THIS IS A MUST SEEI Well kept 3/2
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8 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, April 22,2006


At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, April 21,
through Thursday, April 27, 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
at2,4:15,7and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Larry The Cable
Guy (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; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Child care help
is now available
The Early Learning Coalition
has funding for child care for eligi-
ble children from birth through
age 12 on a first-come, first-served
basis while funding is available.
There is no waiting list. Parents
must: be a resident of Okeechobee
County; meet income guidelines;
and be working, going to school or
a combination of both for at least
20 hours per week. For informa-
tion, call (863) 462-5350.

Head Start Project
accepting applications
Okeechobee I Center, located
at 726 N.E. 16th Ave., is currently
accepting applications for migrant
children and children with disabili-
ties in our Head Start Program. We
believe all children can benefit
from receiving educational, health
and social services offered by the
program. We serve children 6
weeks to 5 years. To qualify the
family must have migrated in the
past 24 months, worked in agricul-
ture and their primary income
must come from agriculture. We
encourage families of children
with disabilities to apply, as well as
evacuees from hurricanes Katrina
and Rita. For information, call
(863) 467-0702 and ask for Sylvia,
SElla or Page; or, (863) 467-6959
and ask for Bethzaida or Priscilla.

El Centro de Okeechobee I
locaizado en 726 NE 16th Ave. esta
aceplando aplicacions para ninos
de tamilias migrantesy ninos inca-
pacidados. En nustro program
nostros creemos que los ninos se
benefician en cuando reciven serv-
ices de education, salud y services
socials que nustro program
ofrece. Servimos ninos de 6
semans a 5 anos. Para cualificar la
familiar deve de ver salido del con-
dado 0 estado en los ulitimo 24
mess y trabajado en agriculture -
personas que evacuaron a causa
de los huracanes Rita y Katrina
seran aseptades en el centro. Con
el ingreso de la familiar de trabajo
de agriculture. Animamos que las
families con ninos incapacidados
aplican. Para mas information por.
favor de Ilamar al (863)467-0702 Y
ablar con Sylvia o Julieta o por
favor de Ilamar al (863) 467-6950 y
abler con Bethzaida or Priscilla.
Redirection Center
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would like
to teach others? Do you belong to
a civic organization or religious
organization and would like to
spread the word? If ou answered
yes to any of these questions,
please contact Karin Aldridge at
Okeechobee Redirection Center,
(863) 357-5905. We are looking for
volunteers to work a few hours a
month with committed youth.

Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items and is current-
ly seeking such items as baby


clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools, as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice at
(863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.

Childbirth education
classes being offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition will be presenting child-
birth education classes at the
American Red Cross. All pregnant
women are encouraged to attend
the classes. For information or to
register for this informative class,
call the Healthy Start office at (863)
462-5877. Every baby deserves a
healthy start.


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BIG SET OF KEYS ON 4/16 AT
CITY BOAT RAMP.
(863)675-8828


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Brown & 1 dirty white fiber-
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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
(863)467-0245

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Full-T7 0e 205
Employment .
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


CAREGIVER- For elderly gen-
tleman, evenings 9pm to
8am, Refs req.,
(863)763-8873 Ask for Mary
edous inq only. Okee.
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
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A/C SERVICE
TECH/INSTALLER
w/Min. 3 yrs. exp.
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW,
Good pay, Benefits, 401K.
(863)763-8391
ALL AROUND CARPENTER
wanted for Construction
Company. Call 863-634-3581




ASSISTANT
MANAGER
&
SERVERS
AM & PM

Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.

CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 772-370-1779
DAIRY FOREMAN:
Exp./Billingual Preferred
House, Phone, Lights
Provided. Call
634-1758 or 634-1756
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Dickerson needs experienced
Loader/Trackhoe Operator.
M/F/V/D. EOE
DRUG TEST REQ'D
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Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th, Street

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


Experienced MatureTeachers
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & P/T positions
avail., Great pay, working envi-
ronment & benefits
863-467-5000
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FARM MAINTENANCE
HANDYMAN
Shop skills required
(863)634-4968
IMMEDIATE OPENING
For experienced Cook.
Call Sandy @ Ranchers
Restaurant. (863)763-8115


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energetic, self-motivated FULL TIME circulation
assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
References
.The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
The Dailyu Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer


BUS MONITOR

Seminole
Brighton
Reservation


Good attendance record. Prior
exp. working with children.
Background check req'd. HS
diploma or GED (+). Salary
negotiable with benefits.
Fax resume/application to:
954-967-3477 '


STAFF ASSISTANT
Executive Secretaries &
Administrative Assistants L2
(#64082771)

Handles administrative functions of the Ryan
White Title III Program at Hendry County Health
Department in LaBelle; must have good
secretarial & computer skills; ability to travel
& flex work schedule when needed; Bilingual
English & Spanish helpful; Background
screening/fingerprinting required. EEO/AA;
Apply on line: https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com
or Call Glenn @ 863-674-4041 x 133
for more details


"NIGHT SHIFT"

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


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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:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

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


FARM RANCH MECHANIC
General repairs for farm equip.
including heavy equip. Exp
with tools, Valid drivers li-
cense. Drug Free Work
Place. (863)634-9446


NEEDED IMMEDIATELY
Experienced only apply
PipeLayers, Tailmen, Loader
Operator, For underground
pipe company.
863)610-0889
Your new cap could be hin
today's paper. HIave you
looked for It?


INDtANWOOD
Highway 710 West
Indiantown
HELP WANTED
HANDYMAN
CONSTRUCTION
LANDSCAPING
POOL MAINTENANCE
GOLF COURSE MAINT.
Call Mr. Lonny Griggs,
800-523-1630
Extension 131

LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips
LEAD POSITION AVAILABLE
For Infants & Toddlers
Call Wendy at Faith Academy
PreSchool (863)763-8800


NOW HIRING:
Asst, Kitchen Manaoer &
Experienced Cooks for local
restaurant. Apply in person @
Lightsey's Restaurant
on Friday from 10am-12pm
OFFICE DUTIES
Must have experience in
Quickbooks and Microsoft
office. Fax resume
863-357-0006 or call
863-357-0798
PACKING, SHIPPING &
RECEIVING (Okee.)
Computer Based. Up to 50lbs
lifting required. 863-357-0798
PRE-SCHOOL
TEACHER NEEDED
For a Busy Child Care Center
863-467-5588 orfax
resume to 863-467-7560
TRACTOR DRIVER
Need for local farm
(863)634-0548


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ter Acres. (863)467-1211


BEAGLES (2) to good home,
must have fenced yard,
spayed, good w/kids & other
animals (863)634-2191
DOG- small female, mixed
breed, spayed, hsebrk, good
w/kids & other animals.
(772)215-5810
MOBILE HOME FRAME 12x50
Ft. w/Deck, on 3 axles w/6
tires. Free -you haul.
(863)763-3451
PIT BULL PUPS- to good
homes only, (863)675-4697
or(239)494-2647
PUPPIES- Cur pups, to good
loving homes
(863)675-4697 or
(239)494-2647
WATER FILTER includes large
outside pump. Free, you
haul. (863)467-9228
WINDOWS, (5), for Florida
Room, (863)467-8830
Reading a newspaper,
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people



EARLY BIRDS WELCOME!!!
SPOT IN THE SUN:
Thurs., Fri., & Sat., April 20th,
21st & 22nd, 6am-1pm,
10127 NE 23rd Lane.
Everything Must Go!
Goats, Chickens, Pot Belly
Pigs, Clothing,, Antiques...
You name it, its there!



OKEE. Fri. & Sat. April 21st &
22nd, 10am-?, 3503 SW
19th St. (Oak Park),
Baby items.


OKEECHOBEE GENERAL HOS-
PITAL EMPLOYEES. If you
are and employee of the
emergency of this hospital in
January 1969, please con-
tact Dwain Tucker
(310)822-4774
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today's competitive
market? In the employ-
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Licensed Practical and
Licensed Vocational Nurses L3
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LPN Position to work primary care
clinics Glades County Health Department in
Moore Haven; clinic & computer experience
helpful; Bilingual English & Spanish a plus;
Background screening/fingerprinting required.
EEO/AA. Apply on line:
https://Deoolefirst.myflorida.com or

CallAlina @ 863-946-0707 x 208
for more details.


Okeechobee County Health Department
Currently has an opening for
*LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE*
View tIe lob announcements and apply online
at hrtts 'ioeoDlefirsi.myflorida comllogon.rhm
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TEACHER
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(Brighton Reservation)

The Seminole Tribe of FL is looking for
Kindergarten Teachers (PT Summer)
FL certified for Kindergarten, BS Early
Childhood Ed. Valid FL Dr. License.
Fax resume to:
(954)893-8856 or call
(954)989-6840 Ext. 1314


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company seeking'
FUlI TIME/PARTTIME
employees. GOOD PAY.
3 Shis, 3:30pm-llpm,
S4-11pm, 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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SUMMER JOBS
Attention college students:
Looking for a summer job? In-
ternships are available, at'the
Clewiston News, Glades.
County Democrat and The Sun
newspapers. Learn about.the
journalism business while
gaining work experience. Writ-
ing and photography skills re-
quired. Computer skills a plus.
mail resume and references
to inipayroll@newszap.com.
One man's trash Is anoth-
er man's treasure. Turn
your trash to trassure
with an ad In the classl-
'tabI.


stUntUIARY
NEEDED
Must have
knowledge in.
clerical/accounts
receivable,
Inventory.
APPLY IN PERSON
Walpole Feed
& Supply
Hwy. 98 North


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


MEDICALSECRETARY
Urgently needed, attractive
pay and benefits offered.
Call (863)467-9400 or
fax resume to
(863)467-8708




HARDI-PLANK APPLICATORS
(2) Must be Highly Experi-
enced. Must have own tools &
references. Will pay $20 per
hour, Call 863-763-8449


ATTENTION: TEACHERS
Annilion, teachers' Looing lor
a parl-lime work or a summer
lob' Tre Glades Counly
Democrat, Clewiston News
and The Sun newspapers are
looking lor pari.-lme wriitrs
and pholographers Inleresied
applicants please email re-
sume, willing samples and rel-
efenrcesio.
inipayroir@newszap com

PART-TIME MAINTENANCE
HELP NEEDED: Saturday &
Sunday a must Conlacl
Barbara at (8631763-4114
P/T Maternal Care Case
Management Position
$10/hour. High School
diploma required
Fa(:Re.ume 863-162-5878
STRINGERS
The Glades County Democrat.
Tne Sun and the Clewision
News newspapers nave open-
ings lor singers to cover local
events Stringers are paid per
assignment lor stories and
photos Work hours are e,-
rremely Ilexible. interested ap-
piicanit should email resume,
wriiing samples afid relerenc-
es to.
inipayrollinewszap.com

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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


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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Chad Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




ALUMINUM DIVISION OF
O'Connell Construction -
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
(863)634-2044
Youp next job could be In
today's lassMes. Old
you look lOP It?


M & D CONTRACTING
*Siding
*Soffit
*Fascia
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Gutters
1-800-893-8933
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RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Root coaping. Repair 1o
Mobile Homes i more.
No job Io big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467.2917
Lie # 2349 & t 5698



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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 1 510
Appl'inces '515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
& Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs. 550
Children's Items 555
Chinea, Glass wmsm Eta. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens 1 Faics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Ughts 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs. 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C WALL UNITS- 2, 5000
BTLs. World's well $130 or
will separate.
(863)612-0992
AIR CONDITIONER-'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659
AIR CONDITIONER Large
room, $175.
(863)763-8548.


BARBER CHAIR, Antique, Mfg.
by Emil J. Padair Co. Pat #
1594408-1594409. Good
cond. $800 (863)697-0328


ISpecial Notic = j,


ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Bush, for 32" iv. Like new.
$125. (863)697-6077
FUTON BUNK BED, w/match-
ing desk. Full sz bottom &
single sz on top. 8" mattress.
$225. (863)357-3863
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
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'


ISpecial Notice


ROCKER- Solid, Walnut, Fold-
ing. Seat 141/", Back 19",
Padded seat & back $50.
(863)946-1896


DISHWASHER- Kenmore,
$50, (863)675-2404 after
4:30pmr
REFRIGERATOR, Apartment
Sz. "Philco". Runs very good.
Keep your beer / soda ice
cold. $60 (863)467-9877
REFRIGERATOR- bottom
freezer, white, exc cond,
$250 cash (863)357-3026
REFRIGERATOR Kenmore 14
cf, Frost free. glass sliding
shelves, 18 mo old, $200
863)635-5826 Frostproof
SMALL FREEZER- Kenmore. 5
Cu l. $100 i863)946-3822
WASHER & DRYER- Slacked,
Kenmore. lull si;e. Model #
11088 762,993, $250
(8631675-2392 LaBelle



COFFEE POT- 10 cup Farber
Ware, like new, $20.
(863)467-8681



CARPORT FRAME: 16.-,25.
Heavy Duly Metal $220
1863|163.3i53



ALUM BEAMS-
1-9.2X13.5FT 1
9.,2:015 5FT 5 2',:2,8FT Up-
righis $150 1863)467-8830
ATTIC STAIRS: Pull Down
Type. Fis opening 21' ,
53': $50 1863)675-5929
BATHROOM VANITY TOP -
21" Marble, wsminl.. & ijucei.
$30 (8631763-8548
KITCH. CAB DOORS- oak
w'rindle &n a lines 1 or
24<20. opr 32>20. lpr
32.28.,45 1(8631,63-197
PLYWOOD- Hurricane Ready
various si:es, lull and nail
sreels. with 3/4 -/11., $,200
3les illn18631467-8681
SCREEN ROOM MATERIAL- W
dssembled walls & 4.8.10
root pJaeln'1 1500
.(712)579-1322 Oee
SHUTTERS. Heavy, Wooden,.
4 panels 17',61 $50
(863 6'75.5929
TYPEWRITER, Portable,
"Smirtn Corona" Croionamatic
2500 ExcelIen :condirion $65
neg. i863,467-987S
WINDOWS (6) aluminum
crank outs 29.5W 52 L
with screen., $25
(863)761-199%-

Equpmet0-4
STEPS, wirail 3 nsers. 30u.
1772)201-8932 ..


BABY CRIB- Brand new, no
ma3tress. $40.
(863)675-7 105



DISHES: Leal Pattern, 8 pc
semng. $20 1863)635-0474


BASEBALL CARDS- Upper
Deck, 1992 over 3000 mini
cond., $45 (8631697-8547
M.I. HUMMEL FIGURINES -
Merry Wanderer Apple Tree
Boy. Just Resling (handle
broke) $225 (863)801-3344
SALT- n PEPPER SHAKERS
11041 SelsI asking $2500
(863)801-4949



COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell.
Win XP + Ilots of programs
& games $175.
(8631843-Di58
LAPTOP- 15 Absolute ire top
or Ire line Durjborok Military
spec's Modem, rouler, LIhr
case $13Q9 863-983-7751
WEB TV- computer w,2 'ey-
Dboards, 1.75 t6J 902.0257


BR SUITE- 5pc Golden Har-
vest Simrriuls bedlding, bed
2 dressers nstands, mirror,
c;nesi $800 '8631467-84181
CHEST OF DRAWERS, Very
good shape 1$100
i863l357-4831
COMPUTER DESK- Ijew, Tall.
$60. 186317'63-0486 Aller
6pm
DINING ROOM SET: 4 pc
$25 (8631467-9228
DINING ROOM SET- Pecan la-
ble w/3 Ieats. seals -1-10, 6
chairs bufel & nuich 1.600
(239)822-5955 LaBerre
DINING TABLE Drop lear sol-
id wood. circa 1950s $100
(8631467.7676
0/RM TABLE- Claw lool leal.
41 (hairs, China (ab hutcrh
.$175 863-635-0843 or
803-41 7-7959


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 trim, good
cond. Need cleaning, you
move, $125 (863)467-8112
SOFA- full length, light colors.
. Used only 3 months. Like new!
Reduce to $225. Please call
863-467-0670
TODDLER SLEIGH BED -
w/mattress. White. $40 or
best offer. (863)467-8723
Okeechobee
WALL UNIT Cherry wood,
has curved glass doors, paid
$1500 sell $350 or best of-
fer (954)448-8253



BOWFLEX ULTIMATE Like
new, has leg extension, paid
over $2000, will sell for
5.800. 18631 467-7676


DIAMOND RING- 1,'2 ci,
w surrounding diamonds,
$150)0 l863)675-7105 or
1863l6'3-5023
EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
design Hand made in Hong
.onn 24K 100yr Old 1450
neg 18631634-96200Kee


BLOOD PRESSURE MONI-
TOR- Diiiai. Wrist Brand
new N ver been useO
$39.9918631467-1120
LIFT CHAIR, Good condition
1350. (8631801 .1494
POWER CHAIR- Jet 3. Fairly
n-ew Works grear E ,elleni
cooniiion $1400
6. (86'.1O8094


CELL PHONE, Nokia: Hardly
used w, manual $50
1863)635 i 74
DE-HUMIDIFIER- 99, Used
very hlile Like new $100
t86u4671ttO
PENS & PENCILS (21 sing
$15 863)634-1374



ENGLEHAROT BASS- stand
gro bag and electric no-ih up,
$1200 or best oiler
1863l635-5826
GUITAR, Electric, Fendler
Slaloral;er wFenidef 15A r am-
plilier $250 (863i67.-3860
ORGAN- Galbransen Elerrirn.-
ic, $250 863)1946-3822 "
Organ, Hammond Model 134.
Composer Series, wm.bench
& rinirution books, $130
1863)357-0465
PIANO: SAMICK. Wnite. *i
Bench 6 music. $500 or
Del oler 863-763-0867


CHINCHILLAS 2 males. 2 le-
mar, 31s ,75 eac h
|i863i631-8118
CHOCOLATE LAB PUPPIES,
AKC 8 wks old Ready 10 go
w/nealinth certiicaies 1 Female,
5 Males $625.863-674-0474
DACHSHUND, Male, 6 monins
old Indoor Dog Pure Bred.
$375 Fo more into please
call |863')763-3349
JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS
PUPPIES AKC, $350 each
(863 634.4076
PARROT CAGE- Wriile wi
playpen un top. Good condi-
tion $85 "863)357-0037
OKeechobee
RABBIT- Rex, 6weeK Female
110 (863)675-4981 Labelle
area



HOT WATER HEATER: -10 gal-
lons. Li.e New. only used 6
mrrmins $50 (863|763.8146



SAND FILTER & PUMP, dbl
ladder, w/smali deck be- .
teen lor 4' above ground
pool, $250 1863)634-3200


POOL TABLE- 8. Full size pool
lable, real condo Burgundy
tell, Pool siicks, Many ac-
tess 1.700 634.2094
SPORTS ORGANIZER: For
Garage / Ouldoors Holds Bas-
e'el Bills, Baseballs / Bals. EIc
$20 (8631634-5038



PIONEER DEH-P6700MP su-
Sper tuner car stereo, $150
(863)763-7'036 or
'863)697-8906 Paul or Jen


DVR RECEIVER: For Direct TV,
Model R15, Excellent condi-
tion. $55. (863)675-3944.
FLAT SCREEN TV 32" JVC
Model AV-32F475, 1 yr 61old,
perfect condition. $325 Must
Sell. (863)697-6077
TOSHIBA- 31" w/remote
$200. neg. (863)634-9620
Okee area
TV, 13", Color & VCR Player.
Both are like brand new. $65
for both, will sep.
(863)357-483.1


COMBO SET Ryobi 18v, drill,
circular saw, recipe. saw, 2
batts, chrgr, & more. Like
new. $100 (863)467-0668









Okeechobee News, Saturday, April 22, 2006


GENERATOR Homelite LRX
4500 watt, 8.5 hp, 120/240
volt, 142 hrs. $450
(863)763-5613
GENERATOR: Craftsman,
3600 watt, 4 gal., 7.0hp,
5300 surge watts. Still in
box. $500. (863)763-9527
HAMMERDRILL 1/2" Makita,
w/case. $50 FIRM.
(863)634-1479
MIG WELDER, Hobart 175,
with cart, exc. cond., $400.
(863)357-5754
WELDER, Hobart: 49 hrs. on
Hobbs Meter. $2500.
(863)357-4595


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

Agriculture |



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
S Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
S Fert'lizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
S Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
S Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




IND. PARTS TRACTOR- John
Deere 440, w/shuttle, $200
(863)357-3981


BAY MARE 8 yrs. old. Thor-
oughbred, rides good, up to
date on shots, loads, clips.
$2500 neg. (863)509-3446
S PAINT MARE- 4-5yr old, green
broke. Sweet disposition.
$1000. or best offer.
(863)763-2379


QUARTER HORSE REG PINTO
GELDING- 14yrs old, 15.2,
great disposition, gentle, kid
safe $1800(863)763-4257
SADDLE- 13" All around, Used
4 times, out grown, Like new
$250. (863)261-1932



CHAIN LINK FENCING 265'
of 5' fencing, (2) 6' gates,
some poles. $100 Must take
all. (863)357-6315
CHAIN LINK FENCING 75ft.
of 4ft. w/ (2) 3ft. gates and
approx. 12 poles. $100 must
take all. (863)634-0465



MTD CLASSIC- 46" cut, needs
lower deck & battery, $100
(863)763-4982
PUSH MOWER- Brigg.s &
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
TURF ROLLER- 4ft, asking
$100 (863)357-3981


HOGS (3) domestic, ready to
butcher. $450 for all or will
separate. (863)467-6960.

Rentals




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.
NW OKEECHOBEE:
2 BR, 2BA, on quite St..
Kids & pets welcome.
$85,0. mo. & $2200 Moves
you in. (561)795-1965


TAYLOR CREEK CONDO Avail.
Immediately, Newly furnished,
New carpet. Pool, Tennis &
Boat dock. 1 br, 1 ba, $800
+ util. Annual lease
215-359-7779. Really Nicel


3/2 also 3/1 avail, new cond.,
Ig yards, good neighborhoods,
$1400 & $1300/mo.
(561)723-2226
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
OKEE., 2br, 2ba, Lg Family rm.
on water. Community pool
$1000. 1st, Last & Sec.
863-655-9352 or 381-6937
OKEECHOBEE- 2/1, in town,
new tile/carpet 1st last,
sec, $800/mo.
(863)634-3571
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
RENT TO OWN:
TAYLOR CRK, IS., Lg 3br, 2ba
Waterfront. $9500 down.
$1800 mo. with $500/mo.
going towards down payment.
Call 863-467-0128
SINGLE FAMILY HOME 2BR,
2BA, New Appliances. Laundry
rm. with W/D. New'floors &
cabinets. Screened porch. In
town. Lawn service provided,
Non-smoking environment. No
dogs. $10001 mo + 1st, last
& sec. dep. (941)504-3954
TCI- 2br, 2.5ba, Lake access,
dock Fla rm, 'rg. screen rm,
fully (urn, 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.
When you want something
sold, advertise In the
classileds,.


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


OKEECHOBEE Furnished Rm.
Single occupancy. Utilities in-
cluded. $150 wk. + st& last
mo. sec, dep. (863)467-0771


Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



Five acre fenced property on
paved road. Energy efficient
poured concrete construc-
tion. 2BR/2BA, 1 car garage
w/porch & heated spa. Lg.
pond, steel outbuildings
w/workshop & 2 fenced-pas-
tures. Hurricane shutters
Incl., $439,900. Sellers will
look at all offers Call VIcky
Yatsko, Monarch Realty
Group. (772)485-5222
J & S ESTATES- 11 yr old
frame house 2BR/2BA, w/gar.
500 sq ft Wreck room, Pool,
steam cabinet, sauna cabinet
Treadmill & weight equip
$155,000 Broker protected.
(772)597-6158 or
(954)801-6158
OKEE: 3br, 1ba, New roof. Re-
modeled. 225 SE 16th Ave.
$199,000. Seller Will Pay
Closing Cost 954-410-5427
RIVERRUN RESORT: 3 Bdrm.,
2 Ba. Homes of Merit. Has
carport, Nice quiet area. Call
for more info. (719)325-959.5


OKEE. 5 ac on Airpark Strip,
Paved road. in Cul-De-Sac 5
Bay gar. W/well, pump, tank.
Lg house pad & driveway,
Fenced / X-fenced. Pond,
Beautiful neighborhood
$243,950. 561-222-9204


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 R:oom overlookrig Cj-
ral DOCk & Boal Lill Quiel
rul-Oe-Sa.i Priced I0 ell
$180.000 Call 8b3-467-T002

Mobile Homes



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



LaBelle, '80, 24x56, 3br, 2oa
In Great shape. New Kit,
cabinets & floor.$10,000
(863)675-3665
MOBILE HOME: '91 4/2 Wind
Zone. Fixer upper. Must be
moved. For more' info. $5500
or best offer. (863)228-6822
PARK MODEL -furnished
8X35, W/2 tip outs, center
tip out closed In, 8x35
screen room, Adult Pk, Van-
tage Oak, Lot 83, $6000
(863)763-7613

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

863-467-4555









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Recreation

FIIII1'


Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscllaneous 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
PONTOON BOAT- 2Oft, trir
incld, 60HP Yamaha, new
CD, ready to fish, $5000 neg
(863)467-7073


CAMPER/TRAILER, Mallard,
1986, 27', exc. cond., $900.
(305)853-0298
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
Sunline, '05 T2499, 0 trip
miles, exc. cond., $19,000
or best offer. (863)357-2891
after 3pmr


Adult Park, Fifth Wheel, w/ad-
dition, screened porch, reno-
vated, Taylor Creek, seawall,
dock, shed, furnished.
(863)467-6683



OB MOTOR- 225HR Evinrude,
long shaft, $1400
(863)467-5725
TROLLING MOTOR: MINKOTA
2002, 55 lbs. thrust. Excellent
shape. $300. or best offer.
(863)801-1620
TROLLING MOTOR- Minnkota,
651b thrust, w/foot controls,
never used still in box, $350
neg (561)744-9031 -


HONDA 400R '00,4 cycle Dirt
Bike, Never raced. Excellent
shape. Many extra's! $3100 or'
best offer. 863-801-1620.
MINI CHOPPER- really good
cond, paid $800 asking
$500 (863)673-1877
YAMAHA TTR125, 2001, off
road, excel. cond. $1300
(863)763-4982


GO KART Scorpion, 2 sweater,
roll bars, great shape, $600
firm. (863)634-8828 days or
(863)763-4132 eve's.
YAMAHA RAPTOR 2003,
80cc, Mint cond. $1499
(863)467-5043
YAMAHA ZUMA SCOOTER
2005, Under warrantee.
$1700 or best offer.
(863)801-1620


SKYLINE, Nice, Sleeps 6,
$2500. (772)579-1322
Okeechobee

Automobiles



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



BUICK SKYLARK '87- $750
or best offer. (863)467-1484
Ask for Linda or leave mess.
CADILLAC '92- high miles,
very good cond, $2000
(772)284-1194
CHEVY CELEBRITY '89- 4dr,
runs good, needs body work,
$1000 or best offer
(863)983-9780
CHRYSLER TOWN & COUN-
TRY '98, 62K .ms. Good con-
dition. 1 Owner. Book=$6850
Asking $5800.863-467-1301
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 -
,V6, auto, good shape, needs
transmission, $400.
(239)657-4348
MAZDA MIATA, '01, red, 23k
mi.,, $15,500.
(863)467-1298
MERCURY COUGAR, '92, cold
a/c, V6, auto, nice in & out,
good tires, $3000 neg.
(863)610-1239
NISSAN 300TX 1990, Asking
$4000 or best offer.
(863)673-1877
OLDS INTRIGUE GLS- '2000,
Low mi, Leather, Loaded. All
power, Prem. wheels, Spoil-
er $9500. (863)697-2906


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



BRONCO, 4x4, 1978, orig.
owner, $2495
(863)612-1018
FORD F150 1986- Made for
Offroadl 300, w/30/12V/15's
& extra set of tires & rims
$1200 neg. (863)673-5995
JEEP CJ5 1973, 4x4, V8.
Original condition. $8000.
(863)357-4595

CLUB CAR, !03, new condi-
tion, windshield, curtains,
fans, $2500. (863)697-1350
or (863)763-2063
EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good batt & charger
$750 (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063
GOLF CART- Club car, electric,
Screen w/top no charger,
1095 (863)675-1472
Pat/Rpir. 04:


CAR DOLLY, '04, like new,
used 2 times, $875 or best
offer (863)697-9704
FORD F150 '79- 351 Windsor,
engine good for rebuild,
good trans, body rough,
300 (863)675-2759
MITSUBISHI EXPO '94 -
Blown trans. New tires, cold
a/c, new exhaust, p/w,
cruise. $500 (239)368-6771
PONTIAC SUNBIRD '92 For
parts. You tow. $300 firm.
(863)467-1484 Ask for
'Linda or leave mess.

POSI DIFF 8.5" GM, $150 or
best offer. Call
(863)467-8856.
RIMS & TIRES (4) Off Audi, 4
lug, 50% tread, asking $50
(863)675-0188


PONT GRAND MARQUIS '92-
runs good, needs brakes,
$1000 or best offer
(863)697-6384 after 5pm
PT CRUISER- '02, 5 spd, CD,
Tape, Radio, fog lamps,
cruise, AC, Silver, $8400
(863)599-2556
SATURN SC1 1995 $3500 &
CHEVY NOVA 1977 w/New
Motor & Trans. $6000. Call
(863)634-3797 for more info.
TOYOTA CAMRY '87 Body
and int. in good cond. Engine
needs work. Good for parts.
$300 (863)673-0645
TOYOTA CAMRY, '95, needs
work or good for arts, body
in good cond., $300 or best
offer. (863)673-0645


FORD EXPLORER 1994, V6,
Tilt Whl., Cruise w/tow pkg. &
Luggage rack Very dependable
$2500.863-357-3439
JEEP CHEROKEE PIONEER '86
Runs good, cold a/c. $2000
or best offer. (863)467-8723
Okeechobee


CAR HAULER TRAILER- 16',
w/3' dove tail, tandem axle,
electric brakes. $1500.
(863)673-0920
EQUIP TRLR- 20ft, 5th wheel,
ramps, tool box, 8 x 14.5
tires, 2 axle, $2200
(863)697-9704


FORD AREOSTAR 1990,
Runs Great. Dependable.
Asking $800.
(239)657-2461
FORD F150 CONVERSION
VAN 1993, Excellent transpor-
tation. Very cold A/C. Asking
$2000 neg. (863)357-6847


Community Events -


Upthegrove family reunion planned
The Upthegrove family reunion is being planned and will be held in
Fort Pierce. If you are a member of the Upthegrove family in Okee-
chobee, please call Pat Adams at (615) 893-3236.

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, contact Sheila at
(863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come down and talk
to us. Activities are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is a free
service to seniors age 60 and over.

Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited edi-
tion 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on brass
and includes a numbered certificate and historical information. Each
ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will go to'
the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863) 763-2829; Gay
Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Marion
Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.

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

CAP looking for senior members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxil-
iary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and cadets
are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18
are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and pro-
vide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil Air
Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet pro-
grams. Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish
these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior mem-


ber contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee
Center, (863) 763-3212.


Emergency Operations


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
Regiops 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 parenting
education classes. All pregnant women and parents are encouraged to
attend. For specific dates, information and to register for the class call the
Healthy Start office at (863) 462-5877.

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

Children's Ranch plans yard sales
The Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard


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

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

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

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic edu-
cationrGED and English as a second language classes at these locations:
Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as second language
classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon, adult basic
education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St., adult
basic education/GED, Monday through 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 Elemen-
tary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second language classes, Tuesday
and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.

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


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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, April 22, 2006


Reflections from the Pulpit


Christian vocal group to perform


By Dr. Randy Huckabee
Senior Pastor of
First Baptist Church
But he is a Jew, which is one
inwardly; and circumcision is that
of the heart, in the spirit, and not
in the letter, whose praise is not of
men, but of God. Romans 2:29.
The above passage may seem
a bit perplexing to most. If you
would take the time to read the
entire second chapter of Romans,
it would be clearer. This is anoth-
er example of the timeless appli-
cation of the Word of God. We
have just experienced what is tra-
ditionally the highest attended
Sunday in all of Christendom.
Easter Sunday is a time when
almost everyone in America
thinks about Christ and the resur-
rection. A large portion of those
who reflect on this event will even
venture out to a place of worship
though they may have not been in
months. As a pastor, don't misun-
derstapd me. I am thrilled that so
many desire to come on this spe-
cial day! Yet, my heart is heavy.


Some of those who come are
oblivious to the real meaning of
serving the Lord.
Paul is addressing this same
problem in Rome. There were
many of the Jews that carried
their ritualistic lifestyle into the
Christian Church. They were
more caught up in laws and ritu-
als than really getting to know the
Lord. You see, being a Christian is
more than just having your name
on the church roll. It is more than
being baptized. It is more than
giving a large portion of your
income to His work. It is more
than being involved in every little
project that comes along! Chris-
tianity is a relationship with a liv-
ing Lord!
In America, our knowledge of
the Lord is as dangerous as the
Jewish problem; we know too
much! When we know all about
His wonderful work, we have a
tendency to file it away in our
memory banks but never experi-
ence the change of heart! There is
more to knowing Jesus than


dressing up and going to Church!
There is more to loving Him than
memorizing the songs about his
death and resurrection. There is a
cry coming from the depths of
Heaven pleading with us to allow
Him to move from our heads into
our hearts. He wants to love us
freely and feel our love in
response to His passion for us!
Why does Paul make such a
big deal out of this relationship
versus ritual debate? He makes
such a big deal out of it because
there is nothing else that can save
you from the depths of Hell than a
real relationship with Christ. He
also realizes there are many who
are happy just to have a taste of
Calvary. To grasp the Cross in any
greater portion would require
radical change in their lives and
we are too concerned that we
might lose a friend, be criticized
for our convictions or be called a
Jesus Freak! What really matters;
the applause of men or the
approval of God? It's just a
thought.


Religion Briefs


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 Associ-
ate 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 infor-
mation, call (863) 467-2278.

Church offers
program for families
The First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. will
hold classes on Tuesday morn-
ings from 10 until 11:30 a.m. for
parents and pre-school children.
The curriculum will explore
God's word through activity cen-
ters. There will also be a special
class for parents. For informa-
tion or to register, call Angela at
(863) 763-4021.

Church offering
study sessions
The First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St., is
offering a short term study pro-
gram. The Forty-Sixty is based on
Discipleship Resources literature
by Richard H. Gentzler, Jr. and
Craig Kenneth 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.

Church hosting
youth service, concert
The Gathering, 1735 S.W.
24th Ave., will have a special
youth service and concert on
Saturday, April 22. The doors will
open at 6:30. The youth service
will start at 7 p.m., with the con-
cert to follow at 8:30. There will
be preaching, testimonies and a
live band. The event is spon-
sored by The ARK Youth Min-
istries and Real Life Children's
Ranch.

Church starting
new series
The Treasure Island Baptist
Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., will
begin a new series called "Heav-
en" on Sunday, April 23, from 6
until 7 p.m. For information, call
(863) 610-5497 or (863) 763-
0550.


St., at noon. Everyone is invited
as area ministers will lead
prayers for national, state and
local leaders

Ministry plans
ladies meeting-
He Died for Me Ministries will
present a special ladies meeting
Saturday, May 6, at 10 a.m. at the
St. Lucie Village Town Hall,
located at the corner of Old Dixie
and St. Lucie Blvd. A revival will
.be held May 4 through May 6 at 7
p.m. For information, contact
Ronnie and Becky Trammell at
(772) 519-6003.
Yard sale aids church's mis-
sion trip
The Okeechobee Church of
God, 301 N.E. Fourth Ave., will


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have a yard sale Saturday, April
22, at 8 a.m. The proceeds of this
yard sale will go to support a
mission trip to Mexico. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-4127 or
(863) 467-1750.

Church's pre-school
is expanding
Peace Lutheran Pre-School,
750 N.W. 23 Lane, has expanded
their services to -include kinder-
garten for the next school year.
Registration is limited to '15 stu-
-dents who will be age 5 on or
before Sept. 1, 2006. You can
register by calling (863) 763-
7566, or.:at the church. Parents
must furnish birth certificates,
shot records and health certifi-
cate for students.


River Ministries adopted a
mission statement in 1989: "We
serve as ambassadors of Jesus
Christ to inspire, encourage, and
challenge people to live their
lives in Him and in loving rela-
tionships with one another
through Him." Members Kurt
Linn, PauYl Marino and Phil
Reesnes became "River" over 17
years ago. River has released



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eight recordings including last
year's- "Road to Redemption".
The title cut from that project
gained a lot of attention since it
served as the theme song for the
Billy Graham Association's
World Wide Pictures movie also
entitled, "Road to Redemption."
Since 1997 River has been one of
the most played artists on Christ-
ian radio with ten singles climb-


ing into the Top 10 on CCM
Update's national Inspirational
charts. River's concert ministry
has impacted thousands with
the group performing over 900
concerts and events over the
course of their career. The group
will worship with Peace Luther-
an Church, 750 N.W. 23 Lane,
Sunday, April 23 at 10:30 a.m.


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




First United Methodist Church
Traditional Sunday Worship:
8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Regeneration Contemporary Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
200 N.W. 2nd Stieet (863) 763-4021
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S"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 98L' St. Okeechobee, 34972 (P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584 Home: (863) 763-7165


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For information, call (863) 763-
5042.

Church hosting
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6:30 p.m. For information, call
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6654.

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Power Windows/Locks/Mirrors, Keyless Remote Entry
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