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Vol. 97 No. 114


Inside
Court to hear
execution case,
JACKSONVILLE (AP) -
Convicted cop killer Clarence
Hill was already strapped to a
gurney with IV tubes running
into his arms to deliver the
lethal injection. The execu-
tioner was ready for the order
to start the flow of drugs, and
witnesses including both his
family and relatives of the
slain police officer were wait-
ing.
But at the last minute, Hill
was granted a stay of execu-
tion by the U.S. Supreme
Court.
4 On Wednesday, the high
court will hear Hill's appeal,
using his case to clarify how
inmates may bring deadline
challenges to the use of lethal
injection and whether his
challenge can be filed as a civil
rights action.
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Mexican Heather
best for color
What will happen if your
favorite pet consumes the
wrong plant? This concern
often comes to our Extension
office. One recent office visitor
found out that the Cardboard
Palm could be fatal to Fido,
while another callerwanted to
"' know if a common bedding
plant found in Florida Yards -
Mexican Heather would
cause problems for her dogs.
While I've not found any
references to plant poisoning
from Mexican Heather, the
call gives me an opportunity
to intlroduce the good and bad.
points of this landscape plant.
For a splash of seasonal color
as our spring weather turns
hot and dry, this plant can't be
beat.
Page 3
Duke team faces
uncertain future
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -
The Duke men's lacrosse
team lost by a goal in last
year's NCAA title game, falling
to a school that's won eight
national championships. The
Blue Devils were a favorite to
get back to this year's title
game, and appeared ready to
become one of the sport's
elite programs.
Sports, Page 5


Drought Index
Current: 531
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Iocal Burn Ban: None
Lake levels

13.86 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
14.99 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)
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during the school's Field Day on Friday, AprU 21. They shake the chute until the balls
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Planning board
to hear variance
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By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
The City of Okeechobee
planning board members will
consider four variance requests
when they meet as the board of
adjustment at their meeting-
Tuesday, April 25, starting at
6:30 p.m. at City Hall.
The first case on tap for the
board of adjustments will be a
request from Ernest and Ella


Whaley to allow a house to be
built on neighboring property
on a lot sized too small to meet
city code. The item was tabled
at the March 28 meeting due to
a tie vote that could not be bro-
ken because one voting mem-
ber, Devin Maxwell, had left the
meeting to attend another func-
tion.
The lot size is 6,650 square
feet lot: area and 50 feet wide,
smaller than the required size
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and 75 feet in width. However,
neighboring houses are also on
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Market in the park
Dorothy Wright (right) buys fresh fruit and vegetables
from Jan Walton of New Water Farms Produce and gets
recipe tips for new ways to enjoy strawberries and mint.
Ms. Wright says she will miss the Farmer's Market at Fla-
gler Park when it ends for the season next week. "I like
coming to the market for the fresh fruit and vegetables
and because of the people. They are so friendly and
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James LaRue, city planner, rec-
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Ted Kelchner, owner of K
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Malissa Morgan is requesting
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FHP seeks help with fatality crash


-- e 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* 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
S- OKEECHOBEE The Republican Party of Okeechobee will
S- 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.
S ^ Social time will be from 6 until 7 p.m., with dinner being served
k -- 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.

!oviders" 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 automobile
- accident Wednesday, Dec. 21.
To donate, simply go to Big Lake National Bank and say you
- would like to contribute to the benefit for the Smalls family.

Loans help replace storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc. has
des- received $500,000 for the HOME Again Loan Program, which helps
Y to homeowners with replacement of their hurricane damaged or
orld destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will help applicants who meet the
will following criteria:
tion You owned your home in Okeechobee County and it was your
pan- primary residence during hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004.
care You have been unable to fix your home due to a lack of insur-
ning ance or other assistance.
one Your gross household income is at or below the following lev-
els: one person in the household $24,000; two persons -
$27,650; three persons $31,100; four persons $34,550; five
a persons $37,300; six persons $40,100; seven persons -
,. $42,850; and, eight persons $45,500.
Interviews for applications for this program are by appointment
only. To make an appointment for an interview, call Jessie Vazquez
- at (863) 467-5525. The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing Inc. office
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For seasonal color Mexican Heather can't be beat


What will happen if your
favorite pet consumes the wrong
plant? This concern often comes
to our Extension office. One
recent office visitor found out
that the Cardboard Palm could
be fatal to Fido, while, another
caller wanted to know if a com-
mon bedding plant found in
Florida Yards Mexican Heather
would cause problems for her
dogs.
S While I've not found any ref-
erences to plant poisoning from
Mexican Heather, the call gives
me an opportunity to introduce
the good and bad points of this
landscape plant. For a splash of
seasonal color as our spring
weather turns hot and dry, this
plant can't be beat.
Today's plant is more proper-
i ly called False Mexican Heather
(Cuphea hyssopifolia) to distin-
guish it from other plants named
heather. It is native to Mexico,
Guatemala and Honduras. Origi-
nally introduced as a seed oil
producing plant, it is now fairly
common in local landscapes.
They are small shrubby plants
with white, pink or lavender col-
ored flowers and readily avail-


. UNIVERSITY OF
SFLORIDA
IFAS EXTENSION
able in local garden centers.
These distant cousins of
Crepe Myrtle are known for their
abundant flowers. Cupheas
(coo-fee'-ahs) may last for sever-
al growing seasons in our land-
scapes. With small dense, green
foliage, they grow up to two feet
high. This plant forms flat-
topped mounds nd /works well
when many pl'fts are massed
together. Mexican Heather is
used as a flowering perennial in
warmer areas, but can be used
as an annual in areas where it
will be killed back by a freeze. It
will usually survive year-round in
our area, but it produces seed
that can rejuvenate it if it freezes.
Occasionally, the seedlings
will pop up outside the plant
beds in our Florida Yards. It
should be watched to keep it
in bounds: in Hawaii and
Puerto Rico, it has escaped


into natural areas.
Santa Rosa County Extension
Agent Theresa Friday tells me
that there are several other
species and as many as 40 culti-
vars of Cupheas. They have
tubular flowers that make them
attractive to hummingbirds and
butterflies. Their odd-shaped
flowers give us some unusual
common names here are
some of the most commonly
used ornamental Cupheas:
The Bat-faced Cuphea (C.
llavea) is named for its unusual
flowers, which look like the face
of a bat in shades of purple and
scarlet red. It's easy to grow, is
low maintenance, drought-toler-
ant, and heat loving. This is one
plant that children will love look-
ing at: the flowers will remind
them of Mickey Mouse, and Dis-
ney makes uSe of them in their
Orlando landscapes.
The Cigar Flower or Cigarette
Plant (C. ignea) has brilliant
orange flowers. The flowers are
skinny and tubular. This plant
will typically grow to be about
three feet high with a similar
spread. The leaves are dark


green and lance shaped.
Giant Cigar Flower or Candy
Corn Plant (C. micropetala) has
magnificent orange and yellow
flowers. This is one of the largest
Cupheas and will reach five to
six feet in height with a spread of
three to four feet. While other
Cupheas are year-round
bloomers, this one will flower in
the fall.
Growing Heather in Florida
Yards the False Heather grows in
bright light to partial shade, but
more flowering occurs under
brighter light conditions. Choose
places with well drained soil.
Root rot is a problem when Mex-
ican Heather is kept too moist or
if planted too deep. It also has
poor salt tolerance, so be careful
when using well water sources
for irrigation. On the plus side:
Texas A&M suggests it has,good
resistance to deer grazing.
If properly placed in the land-
scape, few pest problems will
occur with this plant. Again, root
rot will cause plant decline if
these plants get too much water.
Mites and caterpillars sometimes
attack Mexican Heather. Other
pest issues are metallic leaf-eat-
ing beetles. Collier County Agent
Doug Caldwell knocks these
small beetles onto a piece of
white cardboard held under the
stems to see if these are the cul-
prits. If 15 percent of the leaves
are chewed up, it's time to apply
a labeled insecticide.
Occasionally nematodes can
also add to the decline of Mexi-
can Heather plantings. In very
sandy soil, they are a problem. If
adequate water and fertilizers
are not available, root knots
nematodes may reduce heather
plantings. A complete removal
of infested plant parts will be
necessary before beds are
replanted.
Pinching or light pruning
helps make these plants bushy.
.New plants are produced by
rooting cuttings. or from
seedlings that volunteer under
the canopy of these shrubs. Cut-


tings will capture the desirable
characteristics of Mexican
Heather, while seedlings may be
less dependable in their
appearance.
I've placed more informa-
tion on our Okeechobee web
page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu.
If you need additional informa-
tion on Mexican Heather,


please email us at okee-
chobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call us
at 863-763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at
458 Hwy 98 North in Okee-
chobee, and visit our Okee-
chobee County Master Garden-
ers from 1 to 5 PM on Tuesday
afternoons. (And remember
your secretaries this Wednes-
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Community Events

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.

'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 '60s classes
There will be a'60s reunion at the KOA Convention Center, 4276
U.S. 441 S., from 6 p.m. until midnight on June 24. There will be a
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, contactte Okee-
chobee 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 resi-
dence, 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 purchased for $50
each at Eli's Western Wear, Elite Title, Gilbert Chevrolet, Lakeshore
Marine, Don's Appliance, Riverside National Bank, Quail Creek Plan-
tation 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 informa-
tion, contact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Pro-
ceeds from the fundraiser will go to Shriner's programs.

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





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Upcoming Events

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 inforrriation, 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 Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in'
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
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
SDr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320. .

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as
the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from 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.
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 Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-01 :
A.A.A. Closed big book meetipg 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 rela-
tionships. The support groups meetat 6 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or
(863) 763-0202. .
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at 7
p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312
N.. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893 days,
or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that might need
this group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be
available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic 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 Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is wel-
come. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information and
ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice, 411 S.E. Fourth St. For infor-
mation, 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
S(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.
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.
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 becom-
ing a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are
all about. For information, contact Olie 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.


Community Events

OHS offers free seminar
The Okeechobee High School Academy of Finance will pres-
ent a free seminal on establishing good credit on Tuesday, April
25, from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Freshman
Campus auditorium, 610 S.W. Second Ave. The first 25 attendee
will receive a free T-shirt. Door prizes will also be given away,
and refreshments will be provided. For information, contact
Daryl Roehm at (863) 462-5025, ext. 7022.

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.

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

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

Advisory board will meet
Community Services Grant'Treasure Coast Community
Action Agency advisory board will meet Thursday, April 27, at 2
p.m. at 437 N. Seventh St. in Fort. Pierce. For information, call
Kim at (863) 462-5180.

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

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

CCC to host guest speaker 1
The Community Collaborative 'Cwfincil of the OkeechcBe-
County Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly
meeting on Tuesday, April 28, at 10 a.m. in the boardroom of
the' Okeechobee County School Board office, 700 S.W. Second
Avenue. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the community
to identify issues, collaborate and share information regarding
services for children and their families. The guest speaker will
be Tammy Jansen with the Boy Scouts, and Christina Kaiser
from United for Families. For information, call (863) 462-5000,
ext. 257.

Free memory loss screenings offered
The Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E. Park St., will host
free memory loss screenings on Friday, April 28, from 11 a.m.
until 2:30 p.m. Appointments are needed for the screenings,
and the screenings are open to any age group. The screening
will be completed by the St. Mary's memory disorder staff and
immediate results will be given. For information, call Donna
True at (800) 861-7826 ext. I or (772) 285-6291.

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

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

Basinger School reunion planned
The Basinger School reunion will be held at the Basinger
Community Center on U.S. 98 N., Sunday, April 30, at 11 a.m.
Lunch will be at 1 p.m. Please bring a covered dish. All students
that attended Basinger school and their families are encouraged
to attend and enjoy the fellowship with their friends. Call Breed-
ie Mae Thomas at (863) 763-3579, or Altal Lee Barber (863) 634-
9735.

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


National Day of Prayer scheduled
Okeechobee's observance of the National Day of Prayer will
be held Thursday, May 4, on the lawn of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St., at noon. Everyone is invit-
ed as area ministers will lead prayers for national, state and
local leaders

Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Friday, May
5, and Saturday, May 6, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be
held at the Hospice of Okeechobee big blue Volunteer House,
located at the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Ave. next to
the Hospice Residence. All proceeds benefit patient care in
Okeechobee. All yard sale donations will be accepted at this
location.


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6 BUSINESS


Submitted to Okeechobee News
The Big Lake National Bank employees working towards their college degrees at IACC
include: (back row) Kelly Harrell, Natalie Barr; (front row), Corrinena Hawk, MaryAnn Jerni-
gan, Donna Huth, Lisa Newman, Teri Sauter, Brenda Hans. Also shown are: Faye Huffman
and Ray Carpenter (IRCC master instructor).


Big Lake employees are


halfway
Most women find juggling
full-time jobs and family respon-
sibilities just part of life's chal-
lenges; however, for nine Big
Lake National Bank employees
their dream of earning a college
degree has also meant devoting
nearly every Saturday to attend-
ing business classes at Indian
River Community College's
Dixon Hendry Campus.
This. month they have cause
for celebration as they reach one
of life's milestones, they are now
halfway to earning their A.S.
degree in business management.
Faye Huffman, human
resource assistant shared, "Thirty
years ago I could have gone to a
four-year college with all expens-
es paid. Although I have no
regrets, I am now better pre-
pared to take my goal of com-
pleting a college degree seriously.
and understand the impact it
already has made on my job at
the bank and in my life outside of
work."
Big Lake National Bank fully
supports continuing education
for its employees and has made it
possible for nine current employ-
ees to work toward their college
degrees.
"All should be applauded for
their dedication and commit-
ment," said Theresa Cline,
human resource director at Big
Lake National Bank.
Retail Operations Coordinator
Teri Sauter has learned a lot
about people and how to interact
with them. According to Ms.
Sauter, a recent course in con-
temporary leadership with IRCC
master instructor Ray Carpenter


to college degree


gave her a much better under-
standing of the business world
and the qualities necessary to be
a good leader.
Corrinena Hawk is the branch
operations manager and under-
stands more fully how to be a
good role model because of her
participation in the program. "I
look at employee relations differ-
ently and weigh each situation
carefully before making deci-
sions that will affect bank
employees."
Natalie Barr, deposit services,
has learned how to be more
proactive through the business
management program at IRCC.
"I have used what I have learned
at home and on the job. I try to
always look at situations now
with a win-win attitude."
"With all the changes in the
working world today, I feel that
the knowledge I have gained
through the IRCC program has
and will widen my window of
opportunity", said Kelly Harrell,
who works in loan collections at
the bank.-
Mortgage lender Donna Huth
said, "IRCC has been instrumen-
tal in my desire to pursue my
degree. I feel the program has
prepared me well."
Lisa Newman, commercial
loan secretary summed up the
group's thoughts by saying, "The
goal of earning a college degree
has taught us the importance of
being proactive. I believe it will
get us where we want to go in
business and in life."
"We applaud these business-
women who have demonstrated
their abilities to bring their


dreams of a college degree to
reality by completing both the
12-credits toward their technical
certificate and 24 credits toward
their business degrees. This is
truly a milestone for these stu-
dents. They are halfway to their
degrees, and we at IRCC are very
proud of their accomplishments"
said, IRCC Provost Sam Smith.
The certificate in business
management is a joint effort of
the Women's Program and the
Business Department at IRCC.
The program offers a sequence
of courses designed for both
men and women with little or no
college experience, and contin-
ues to successfully -certify stu-
dents who are interested in
enhancing their skills and educa-
tion for job satisfaction and pro-
motion.
IRCC offers more than 100
programs to choose from at one
of five area campuses. Visit the
nearest IRCC campus totfind'dut
more: Main Campus, 3209 Vir-
ginia Ave., Fort Pierce; St. Lucie
West Campus, 500 N.W. Califor-
nia Blvd., Port St. Lucie; Chastain
Campus, 2400 S.E. Salerno Road,
Stuart; Mueller Campus, 6155
College Lane, Vero Beach; or
Dixon Henry Campus, 2229 N.W
9th Ave., Okeechobee. Go for it!
Register at the IRCC campus
nearest you. Summer I and II reg-
istration now underway. For
more information on college
offerings, career advancement,
personal enrichment or universi-
ty transfer programs, phone the
Information Call Center at 1-866-
866-4722 (IRCC).


AIR CONDITIONING
Quality A/C & Heating
2800 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-1545
10% OFF cost to repair any Central A/C
Okeechobee Air Conditioning
312 S.W. 2nd St.
763-8391
10% OFF cost to repair any
Central NA/C System

ALUMINUM GUTTERS
Barry's Seamless Aluminum
Rain Gutters
202 N.E. Greenbriar Ave.
Port St. Lucie, FL
877-878-9682
10% OFF any services

ART GALLERY
Absolutely Art Gallery
& Custom Framing
205 S.W. Park St.
357-1199
10% OFF storewide

AUTO
E&E Automotive Clinic Inc.
3585 Hwy. 441 N.
763-2666
5% OFF on selected maintenance services;
including tune-ups, oil services, etc.

BEAUTY SUPPLIES
Trading Post Indoor Shops
AVON
3100 Hwy 441 S.
Free gift with any purchase

COMPUTER PARTS
T&D Computer Parts
6690 S.E. 88th Trail
467-1107
4% Discount on purchases $1,000 & under
8% Discount on purchases over $1,000

COMPUTER REPAIR
Smith's Custom Comrnuters
405 W. S. Park Street
763-3940
10% off Sales & Service
(excluding Internet Service)

DRY CLEANING
Porter's Dry Cleaners
1700 S. Parrott Ave.
467-1799
10% Discounit


ELECTRIC
Big Lake Electric, Inc.
208 S.W. 7th Ave.
357-2744
10% Discount On All Servcle Repair Calls


FLIGHT TRAINING
Tradewinds Flight School, Inc.
2982 Aviation Way
Fort Pierce
561-460-7766
10% Flight Instruction, Air Craft Rental or Sight
Seeing Tours
Introductory flight $35.00. (Reg. $50)

GROCERY
Crazy Mary's Bent-n-Dent
927 W.S. Park Street
763-5515
5% Off Purchase

Trading Post Indoor Shops
Dent & Bent
3100 Hwy 441 S.
5% Discount


GUTTER SYSTEMS
JT's Guttering Systems
1677 S.W. 8TH ST.
763-7704
5% Discount

FURNITURE
Paula's Furniture
413 S.W. Park St.
357-6700
10% Discount

HEALTH FOOD
Nature's Pantry
417 W.S. Park St.
467-1243
10% OFF all purchase

MIRRORS & VERTICALS
Unique Mirrors & Verticals
302 S.W. 2nd Ave.
467-7372
10% OFF

NURSERY & LANDSCAPING
Pelham Nursery
4333 Hwy. 441 S.E.
467-7415
10% OFF plants


PAWN SHOP
Elliotts Pawn Shop
419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
10% OFF on all purchases


PHOTO DEVELOPING
Elliotts Quik Foto
& 1 Hour Film Developing
419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
10% OFF film processing

PLUMBING
Lonnie Price Plumbing
4523 S.E. 30th St.
763-5959
10% Discount on Hourly Labor

PRESSURE CLEANING
Big Lake Pressure Cleaning
1111 N.W. 3rd Street
357-2773
10% OFF on all pressure cleaning and painting

RV & APPLIANCE SERVICE
McKenna's Appliance Repair
Mobile Service 357-1019
10% OFF first service call

STAINED GLASS
Tropical Stained Glass
2900 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-6263
5% OFF any merchandise

TAX SERVICE
Jackson & Hewitt
Tax & Accounting Serv.
3391 Hwy. 441 South
467-1040
10% OFF tax preparation or 3rd month bookkeeping free

TAXI SERVICE
Bardon Taxi'
467-0488
10% OFF Fares

WATER TREATMENT
Water Treatment Co.
315 S.W. Park St.
763-1313
50% OFF in store fill up of your
containers

Superior Water Works
917 W.S. Park St.
763-2636
FREE bottled Water fill up with
discount card up to 5 gallons
Tri-County Water Treatment
& Well Service
110 S.W. 5th Ave.
357-8668
10% Off Any City Water Treatment Package


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
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 at 2, 4:15, 7 and 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;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs

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

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

Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee-Eenet,Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured fer-
rets. For information, call (863)
763-4333.

Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is wel-
come to stop by the post and pick
out what they need. There is no
charge and anyone is welcome.
This is not restricted to veterans.
Call the Post at (863) 763-2950.

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

Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center, 14895 N.W. 30th Ter-
race, is seeking paper towels, old
large towels, blankets, old ken-
nels, a push lawnmower, garden-
ing utensils and laundry deter-
gent. Anyone wishing to donate
any of the above items is asked to
call (863) 763-4630.

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Personals 150
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900 Numbers 160


BIG SET OF KEYS ON 4/16 AT
-CITY BOAT RAMP.
(863)675-8828
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classifteds

CHIHUAHUA, Male, Small,
Brown & 1 dirty white fiber-
glass Canoe. Missing
863-675-1497 Muse Area
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
RED BONE, female, 12 weeks
old, on 4/17/06, vic. of Bet-
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

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January 1969, please con-
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Employment -
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Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A/C SERVICE
TECH/INSTALLER
w/Min. 3 yrs. exp.
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW,
Good pay, Benefits, 401 K.
(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./Billngual Preferred
House, Phone, Lights
Provided. Call.
634-1758 or 634-1756

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
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clean un a breezel


EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Dickerson needs experienced
Loader/Trackhoe Operator.'
M/F/V/D. OED
DRUG TEST REQ'D
Call 772-429-4465
FARM MAINTENANCE
HANDYMAN
Shop skills required
(863)634-4968
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
INDIANWOOD
Highway 710 West
Indlantown ,
HELP WANTED
HANDYMAN
CONSTRUCTION
LANDSCAPING
POOL MAINTENANCE
GOLF COURSE MAINT.
Call Mr. Lonny Griggs,
800-523-1630
Extension 131
IMMEDIATE OPENING
For experienced Cook.
Call Sandy @ Ranchers
Restaurant. (863)763-8115
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
NEEDED IMMEDIATELY
Experienced only apply
PipeLayers, Tailmen, Loader
Operator, For underground
pipe company.
(863)610-0889
NOW HIRING:
Asst. Kitchen Manager &
,Experienced Cooks for local
restaurant. Apply in person @
Lightsey's Restaurant
on Friday from 10am-12pm
PRE-SCHOOL
TEACHER NEEDED
For a Busy Child Care Center
863-467-5588 orfax
resume to 863-467-7560
TRACTOR DRIVER
Need for local faiin
(863)634-0548
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say, "I sold It In the clas-
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HELP WANTED
*,'',. Local cleaning
company seeking
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help. Great for semi retired or people who
cannot work daytime hours. Must have
clean driver's license. Good pay, benefits
and gas allowance. Advancement
opportunities exist for good people.
Become a part of the Turnpike Team.
Apply at: Ft. Drum Citgo mm 184 Fl.
Turnpike (863)763-9383 DFWR


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


MEDICAL SECRETARY
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
PART-TIME MAINTENANCE
HELP NEEDED: Saturday &
Sunday a must. Contact
Barbara at (863)763-4114

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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315





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Child Care Needed 410
Child 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

M & D CONTRACTING
*Siding
Soffit
*Fascia
Seamless Aluminum
Gutters
1-800-893-8933
Lic. # 0CSL2732-01


RON-0EES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698




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


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books n Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
ComputerVideo 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health K Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 63.0
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television.'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys S Games 730
V Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C' WALL UNITS- 2, 5000
BTU's, Works well, $130. or
will separate.
(863)612-0992
AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659
AIR CONDITIONER 5 ton,
hardly used. As Is. $800 Call
Steve (239)564-2173 La-
Belle
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
ROCKER- Solid, Walnut, Fold-
ing. Seat 141/2", Back 19",
Padded seat & back $50.
(863)946-1896


DISHWASHER- Kenmore,
$50, (863)675-2404 after
4:30pm
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 ft, $100 (863)946-3822
WASHER & DRYER- Stacked,
Kenmore, full size, Model #
110 88 7627993, $250
(863)675-2392 LaBelle



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



CARPORT FRAME: 16X25,
Heavy Duty, Metal. $220.
(863)763-3153


ALUM BEAMS-
1-9X2X13.5FT, 1
9x2X15.5FT, 5 2X2X8FT Up-
rights $150 (863)467-8830
ATTIC STAIRS: Pull Down
Type. Fits opening 21 /2 x
53%. $50. (863)675-5929
BATHROOM VANITY TOP -
21" Marble, w/sink & faucet.
$30. (863)763-8548.
KITCH. CAB DOORS- oak
w/handles & hinges, 1 pr
24x20, 5pr 32x20, 1pr
32x28, $45 (863)763-1997
PLYWOOD- Hurricane Ready
various sizes, full and half
sheets, with 3/4 -1/4, $200
takes all (863)467-8681
ROOF SHINGLES- 10 packs,
$150. will separate.
(863)467-1120
SCREEN ROOM MATERIAL- W
assembled walls & 4x8x10
roof panels. $500.
(772)579-1322 Okee.
SHUTTERS, Heavy, Wooden,
4 panels. 1712x61. $50.
(863)675-5929 . .
WINDOWS (6) aluminum
crank outs 29.5W x 52"L
with screen, $25
(863)763-1997



STEPS, w/rail 3 risers, $30.
(772)201-8932


BABY CRIB- Brand new, no
mattress, $40.
(863)675-7105



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


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



COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots of programs
& games. $175.
(863)843-0158
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-0257


BR SUITE- 5pc, Golden Har-
vest, Simmons bedding, bed,
2 dressers, stands, mirror,
chest, $800 (863)467-8481
CHEST OF DRAWERS, Very
good shape. $100
(863)357-4831
COMPUTER DESK- New, Tall,
$60. (863)763-0486 After
6pm
DINING ROOM SET: 4 pc.
. $25. (863)467-9228
DINING ROOM SET- Pecan ta-
ble w/3 leafs, seats 4-10, 6
chairs, buffet & hutch. $600.
(239)822-5955 LaBelle
DINING TABLE Drop leaf sol-
id wood, circa 1950's. $100
(863) 467-7676
D/RM TABLE- Claw foot, leaf,
4 chairs, China cab. hutch
$175. 863-635-0843 or
803-417-7959
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Bush, for 32" tv. Like new.
$125. (863)697-6077
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/matchlng 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
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
$800. (863) 467-7676


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
$500 (863)675-7105 or
(863)673-5023
EARRINGS Ladies, Peacock
design. Hand made In Hong
Kong 24K, 100yr old. $450
neg. (863)634-9620 Okee


BLOOD PRESSURE MONI-
TOR- Digital, Wrist, Brand
new. Never been used.
$39.99 (863)467-1120
LIFT CHAIR, Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949
POWER CHAIR- Jet 3, Fairly
new, Works great. Excellent
condition $400.
(863)467-8094


CELL PHONE, Nokla: Hardly
used w/manual. $50.
(863)635-0474
DE-HUMIDIFIER- '99, Used
very little. Like new $100.
(863)467-1110
PENS & PENCILS (2) asking
$15 (863)634-1374



ENGLEHARDT BASS- stand,
ig bag and electric hook up,
1200 or best offer
(863)635-5826
GUITAR, Electric, Fender
Statocaster w/Fender 15R am-
plifier. $250. (863)673-3860
ORGAN- Galbransen Electron-
ic, $250 (863)946-3822
O"an, Hammond Model 134,
Composer Series, w/bench
& instruction books, $130.
(863)357-0465
PIANO: SAMICK, White, w/
Bench & music. $500. or
best offer. 863-763-0867


CHINCHILLAS 2 males, 2 fe-
males. $75 each.
(863)634-8118
CHOCOLATE LAB PUPPIES,
AKC, 8 wks. old. Ready to go
w/health certificates. 1 Female,
5 Males. $625. 863-674-0474
DACHSHUND, Male, 6 months
old. Indoor Dog. Pure Bred.
$375. For more info. please
call (863)763-3349
JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS
PUPPIES, AKC, $350. each.
(863)634-4076
PARROT CAGE- White w/
playpen on top. Good condi-
tion $85. (863)357-0037
Okeechobee
RABBIT- Rex, week, Female
$10. (863)675-4981 Labelle
area


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



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


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



PIONEER DEH-P6700MP, su-
per tuner car stereo, $150
863)763-7036 or
863)697-8906 Paul or Jen



DVR RECEIVER: For Direct TV,
Model R15, Excellent cbndi-
tion. $55. (863)675-3944
FLAT SCREEN TV 32" JVC
Model AV-32F475 1 yr old,
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)357-4831


COMBO SET Ryobi 18v, drill,
circular saw, recipe. saw, 2
batts chrgr, & more. Like
new. $100 (863)467-0668,
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
GENERATORS- Honda,
1-3100w & 1-1500w $525.
Firm. 863-763-7950 or
863-634-8474
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
WANTED- Used trailer for 20ft
Pontoon boat, in good cond.
reasonably priced
(863)697-2936

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed,'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/I
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
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
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-r13" 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- Briggs &
Stratton, 5.0 HP, Gold Se-
des, $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



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -y
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.



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


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. 1Mst, 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



Professional Office space for
rent, HWY 441 North, Approx
1200 sq ft. For more info
Call (863)763-6496
Earn some extra cash.
Sen your used Items In
thie cltslfleds


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


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


OKEECHOBEE Furnished Rm.
Single occupancy. Utilities In-
cluded. $150 wk. + 1st & last
mo. sec. dep. (863)467-0771

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property =00 O
Condo/
Townho se SalaOfi
Form -.Sale -r 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Pro party 030
Prper Sale. 10ii5
.1040
-Lot Sale 1045
Open Houa, 1050
Out of Stauteui
Property Safe 05S
Property Ini oatl0IO0
Real Estate Wqtdaniest
Saie. $439 ". .' wi7
Warehouse Spal e 1075
Wat50 iront propmwtP 1080



CITY: 2BR, 1BA 1106 NW 3rd
St. Wood Frame Home. City
Water & Sewer. $47,000.
Cash. (863)467-8038
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 ESTATETATES- 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
RIVERRUN RESORT: 3 Bdrm.,
2 ,Ba. Homes of Merit. Has
carport. Nice quiet area. Call
for more info. (719)325-9595





40 ACRES- Near town, High
ground w/ road frontage &
electdc available. Great buy
at $575,000. Call Tom
772-529-9064
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



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


Mobile Homes




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MobUe Hames Sale 2020




LaBelle, '80, 24x56, 3br, 2ba
In Great shape. New Kit.
cabinets & floor.$10,000
(863)675-3665
MOBILE HOME: '91 4/2 Wind
Zone. Fixer upper. Must be
moved. For more info. $5500
or best offer. (863)228-6822
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)763-76137 I

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





Recreation


AIR BOAT, 4 cyl., Lycoming,
Runs good. $5000.
(561)248-0616 Okeechobee.
FIBERGLASS BOAT- 16', older
Challenger exc shape
needs motor & seats. $800.
ask for Nick 863-697-8108
PONTOON BOAT- 20ft, trlr
incid, 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
Sunline, '05 T2499, 0 trip
miles, exc. cond., $19,000
or best offer. (863)357-2891
after 3pm


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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'sl $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 seater,
roll bars, great shape, $600
firm. (863)634-8828 days or
(863)763-4132 eve's.
YAMAHA ZUMA SCOOTER
2005, Under warrantee.
$1700 or best offer.
(863)801-1620


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

Automobiles



Automobiles .1005
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 41065
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 mis. 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
ml.,, $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
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
wor good for parts, body
in good cond., $300 or best
offer. (863)673-0645


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



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


Four Wheel
Drive


JEEP CJ5 1973, 4x4, V8.
Original condition. $8000.
(863)357-4595


GOLF CART- Club car, electric,
green w/top 'no charger,
1095 (863)675-1472


CAR DOLLY, '04, like new,
used 2 times, $875 or best
offer (863)697-9704
FORD F150 '79- 351 Windsor,
engine good for rebuild,
Stood 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
RIMS (4) 16 x.8Dodge, 8lug,
stock alloy rims, w/center
caps, $150 (863)675-0188
TIRES, (4), DunlopGT Qualifi-
er, P255/70/R15, $100.
(863)357-2829
TIRES- (4) brand new
7.00-15LT. Power Kings
Mud Tires, $200 firm
(863)634-1545
TOW BAR & BASE PLATE: For.
a Geo Metro. $150 or best
offer. (863)735-1753
TRANSMISSION Rebuilt
7004R, $300 or best offer.
Call (863) 467-8856


JEEP CHEROKEE PIONEER '86
Runs good, cold al/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

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
fineds and make your
clean un a breezel


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


NOTICE OF OUA MEETINGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that tt %Re eechahee Utihlity Ath tey willretreu-
ar session on uoes ayMy, O B atla3 AM., atme ukeecobee UiMy Au-
thority Offices, 100 SW5th. Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida.
Pruntto ectio 28.10,Fod Stat es, if dides to p an
clSron madebyie uiorf w)f respect such Peengse or shewelnee,
a record of proceedings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings Is made, which record includes the testmonyand
evidence upon which the appeal is based. Such person mayprovide a court re-
corder, stenographer, or a tape recorder for such verbatim record.
BY ORDER OFTHE OKEECHOBEE
UTILITY AUTHORITY
JohnF.Hayford, RE.
Interim Executive Director
129635 ON 4/24/06


Community Events


Groups planning Halloween celebration
Okeechobee Main Street, in conjunction with the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee City Police Department,
Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners, Okeechobee City
Council and the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce, are organiz-
ing 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 downtown in the park areas
please e-mail Toni Doyle, promotions director for Okeechobee
Main Street Inc., at promotion@mainstreetokeechobee.com.
Please provide a contact name and phone number. If you are inter-
ested in making a monetary or prize donation, please call (863)
634-9491.

Upthegrove family reunion planned
The Upthegrove family reunion is being planned and will be held
in Foir Pierce. If you are a member of the Upthegrove family in
Okeechobee, 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 Rauler-
son Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for
seniors at the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and blue-
grass 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.

Church offering study sessions
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., is offer-
ing a short term study program. The Forty-Sixty is based on Disciple-
ship Resources literature by Richard H. Gentzler, Jr. and Craig Ken-
neth 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.


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

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

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

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

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


Easter collection

Every year, collection taken at the Easter Sunrise Service sponsored by the First United Methodist Church, is donated
to a community organization. This year, Big Lake Missions Outreach was designated to receive the funds. The mission
will use the money toward the purchase of a new vehicle. Rev. Bruce Simpson, left, pastor of the First United Methodist
Church of Okeechobee, presents a check representing the Easter offering to Mary Ann and Bruce Swinford of Big Lake
Missions Outreach.


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

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

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

Parenting classes are offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be presenting
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.

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.

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

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until.
noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop,
123 S.W. Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23
Lane, English as a second language classes, Monday -Wednesday
5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St.,
English as a second language classes, Tuesday and 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 Okee-
chobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.

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

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


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Public Notice 50051


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TOW BAR- Stowmaster, Used
on a Saturn, Can be adapted
to any vehicle. $150.
(863)763-6757


CAMPER TOP- For a Ford
F-150. In Great cond. It is
not the aluminum type.
$250. (863)674-0825 LaBelle
DODGE 1500, '03, auto, a/c,
tow pkg., 27k ml., $17,500.
(863)634-5524
FORD PU '90- 302 eng, needs
minor work, $700 or best of-
fer (863)673-1625 LaBelle
GMC 1/ TON PICKUP 1994,
4.3 V6, Cold A/C. $1500 or
best offer. (863)697-8136
GMC SONOMA PU, '92, 6 cyl.,
auto, cold a/c, economical &
well maintained, $2450.
863-484-0110.
TONNEAU COVER- Hinged, for
full size PU, short box, $150
(863)675-2065
TOYOTA- '87, 2WD, 4 cyl, Au-
-to, A/C, Excellent condition
$2500. (863)632-9166


OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POUCY
In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Flrida Stat-
utes, notice Is hereby given that the Okeechobee County School Board will con-
sider amendment of the School Board policies listed below at their meeting on
Tuesday, June 13, 2006, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of the School Board Admin-
istrative Office at 700 S.W. Second Avenue, Okeechobee. Copies o the proposed
po Icy amendments are available in the School Board Office located at 700 SW.
2nd Avenue, Room 307.
AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY 3.201 Performance Grade Schools
1)This policy provides that the Superintendent shall establish procedures
giving greater autonomy to Performance Grade Category "A' schools.
)This policy is being revised to delete Section 2 which has been
determined to be unconstitutional.
3)The legal authority for this policy Is S. 1001.41; 1001.42. Laws
implemented am F.S. 1001.42; 1001.43.
4)This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic
standpoint.
AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY 5.20-Student Assignment
1 This policy provides requirements for assignment of students to schools
within the district.
2)This policy is being revised to require a notarized statement from the
person with whom the student resides when the student is residing with
someone otherthan his/herparent.
3)The legal authority forthis policy is ES. 1001.41; 1001.42. Laws
implemented are S. 1001.41; 1001.42; 1001.43; 1001.51; 1002.31;
1002.38.
4)This policy amendment will not affect Individuals from an economic
sandpoinL.
AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY 6.191 District Certificates
1)This policy establishes guidelines forthe issuance of School District
Certificates to substitute teachers and full-time non-degreed vocational
education teachers.
2)This policy is being revised to change the issuance period from two (2)
years to threeu(3) years.
3)The legal authority forthis policy is F.S. 1001.41; 1012.221012.23.
Laws implemented are F.S. 1001.43; 1012.32; 1012.39.
41This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic
sandpoint
AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY 6.45 Alcohol and Drug-Free Workplace
1This policy provides requirements and for employees In maintaining an
Alcoholand Drug-Free Workplace.
2)This policy is being revised to add clarificationto Section lin regard
to valid prescriptions.
3)The legalauthorty forthis policy Is E. 1001.41;1001.42. Laws
Implemented are F.S 1001.42; 1001.43.
4)This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic
standpoint.
AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY 7.60- Authorized Travel Expenses
1)This policy establishes parameters and guidelines for reimbursement of
authorized travel expenses.
2)This policy is being revised to bring it In lines with employee union
contracts.
3)The legal authority forthis policy Is F.S. 1001.42. Laws Implemented
are F.S. 112.061; 1001.39; 1001.43. .
41This policy amendment will not affect Individuals from an economic
standpoint
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
129016 ON 4 superintendent of Schools
1290160N4/24/06




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