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Okeechoboee N ews


Vol. 97 No. 116 Wednesday, April 26, 2006 504 Plus tax


Inside

Truck allegedly
stolen recovered
Two men were arrested and
a truck reportedly stolen in
Georgia was recovered follow-
ing a brief chase in the south-
easter part of the county.
Don Lawton Morgan, 19,'
and Richard Lee Yates, 18, N.W.
Eighth Ave., Okeechobee, were
both arrested in connection
with the case. Morgan was
charged with grand theft, flee-
S ing and eluding, loitering and
prowling, operating a vehicle
without a license and leaving
the scene of an accident with
property damage. He was
booked into the Okeechobee
S County Jail under a bond of
$33,000.
Yates was charged with loi-
tering arid prowling, a misde-
meanor, and principal in the
first, a felony. He, too, w\as
booked into the county jail. His
bond was set at $3,001y.
Page 2

FWC to develop
management plans
Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Cornmission
iFW.'C scientists are gearing up
to hammer out new\ manage-
ment plans for lour animals on
the state's imperiled species list.
They will base the plans on their
conclusions about the needs of
each animal
A staff recommendation to
rernove bald eagles from the
list, which top scientific experts
I from outside the F\VC have
reviewed, reflects successful
efforts to rescue the species
from the threat of extinction
F\ 'C Comrnrnissioners \ ill con-
sider the change during their
June 7-8 meeting in West Palm
Beach.
Bald eagles have established
1,133 known nesting territories
in Florida, and each territory
has one or two adult eagles. In
1973, Florida had only 88
known bald eagle nest territo-.
ries.
Page8

Program protects
kids from snakes
PLANT CITY Spring is in
the air and snakes may be
underfoot, so two University of
Florida experts have developed
a free program to protect chil-
dren from potentially danger-
ous encounters with the rep-
tiles.
Page 10

Drought Index
Current: 523
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

13.78 feet


ARC intends to rebuild


Lawyer: county must
pay over $2 million
to buy out ARC lease

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It appears that the Association
of Retarded Citizens (ARC) of
Okeechobee is going against the.
wishes of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Board of County Commission-


ers and proceeds with plans to
rebuild the old county hospital
building on N.W Second
Avenue.
And according to a letter to
the county from an attorney rep-
resenting ARC, it will cost the
county $2,550,000 to buy out the
remaining lease with ARC.
The building was damaged by
hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in
2004. ARC leases the building
from the county. Their lease,


which began in 1992, is for 99
years.
Rebuilding at least seems to
be ARC's intent according to a
letter dated April 25 from ARC
attorney Colin Cameron to coun-
ty attorney John Cassels.
ARC has been working out of
spaces .in their thrift store located
in Cedar Plaza.
Over the past year, ARC and.
county commissioner have met
several times to discuss whether


UFF program: Ensuring children's safety



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ARC could rebuild the building or
would have to relocate.
In May of 2005, ARC officials
presented an estimate from K
Builders that the building could
be rebuilt for $456,000.
It has been the county's posi-
tion that ARC is in default on their
lease because they abandoned
the property and failed to main-
tain insurance as the lease
requires.
It has been ARC's position


that they are not in default and
they have not abandoned the
property.
In June of 2005, the commis-
sion voted to lease to ARC an
equal amount of airport property
south of the Indian River Com-
munity College Dixon Hendry
Campus bn Northwest Ninth
.Avenue across County Health
Department. Such a proposal
See ARC- Page 2


Woman is




victimized,





in scam-.


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An apparenrit scam has not
only cost a local woman over
$.3,000, but opened her up for
possible cairninal charges, said
an Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office (iOCSO.i detective.
"'She was a Nicrim in this, but"
it came to a poirni where she
*had [ie ,oppoi turn ti: coniaci
law enforcement but didn't,"
said OCSO. Detective M.D.
Faulkner, ot the local woman
who is in her mnid-20s
The delecti\-e said the scamr


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OPeechoree News.'D. Hamilton
Christina Kaiser (left) of United for Families joined Shared Services Facilitator Sharon
Vinson at Tuesday's Community Collaborative Council meeting.

Child services highlight CCC meeting


By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
Christina Kaiser of United for
Families (UFF) compared the
services that her agency pro-
vides to those required to build
a strong house.
Ms. Kaiser sppke to Com-
munity Collaborative Council
members at Tuesday's meeting
and gave details about the col-
lective services provided under
the 'umbrella agency' that is
United for Families.
"Our commitment to the
community is to ensure safety
to all children and to provide
permanent homes for them,"
she said.,
She stated to the group that
the mission of UFF is to help
end the cycle of child abuse
through a network.of commu-
nity partners and services. Ms.


Kaiser went on to say that UFF-
provides protective services for
any child who is removed from
the home due to abuse or neg-
.lect.
In addition, she said the,
agency involves the services of
counseling and other protec-
tive services for children in
families who have risk factors
for abuse or neglect.
Ms. Kaiser told Collabora-
tive Council members that
there are currently 2,000 chil-
dren in four counties including
Okeechobee, Martin, St. Lucie
and Indian River under the care
of UFF.
She said that one of the pri-
orities of'United for Families is
to preserve the family unit with
1,000 of the children under
their care living with their fami-
lies. Those families are receiv-


ing services including intensive
counseling and education and
are under th> watch of child
protect e s. ices
"There are not enough
licensed foster homes to tem-'
porarily house all of the chil-
dren who are under protective
services care,". she said.
Some children in the sys-
tem, as many as 500, are living
with relatives and approxi-
mately 500 are situated in fos-
ter care, she told the group.
Ms. Kaiser stressed to the
group that licensed foster par-
ents are desperately needed.
She asked members of the
council to "spread the word"
about the need and directed
them to contact Sharon Vin-
son, facilitator of Shared Ser-
See Services Page 2


-sometimes referred to as the
Nigerian Scam or the Canadian
Scam involves a .man
becoming involved in an Inter-
net relationshipp" with a
voman through a site known
as M' Space.com.
M\ Space is a site rornmall\
used b',' teens to post photos ol
themselves along Ai ith mes-
sages to roihej teens. Howev\ei,
it has since ri-no phe'd into: much
more. In some cases, the site is
utilized by pedophiles w ho pre-
tend to be teens At some point
See Scam-Page 2


Local man



is beaten




and robbed


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man is in a
West Palm Beach hospital'
with a fractured skull after he
was allegedly beaten and
robbed of approximately
$2,000 during the early morn-
ing hours of April 24.
Bobby Mitchel Kemp, 20,
N.W. Park St., Okeechobee,


was arrested in connection
with the case. He was charged
with robbery, aggravated bat-
tery and grand theft. Kemp
was booked into the Okee-
chobee County Jail under a,
bond of $150,000.
The 56-year-old victim,
Eduardo Aguirre Solis, has
See Robbed Page 2


Lake level
Last Year:
14.84 feet


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


Index
Classifieds ...... 16-18
Comics ........... 15
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... 16
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion .. .. ........... 4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............ .5
TV . ........ ....17
Weather ........... .2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.

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County to debate


phasing out R.O.A.D.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Rebuilding Okeechobee
After Disaster, or R.O.A.D., may
be disbanded if the Okee-
chobee County Board of Coun-
ty Commissioners approves a
staff proposal Thursday.
Other items on the commis-
sioners' agenda are road build-
ing and a landfill status report
from Waste Management.
If the proposal submitted by
county staff concerning R.O.A.
D. is approved, the organiza-
tion will be phased out in four
months. Staff has recommend-
ed that R.O.A.D.'s contract be
amended to limit the number
of housing rehabilitations to
those approved through the
end of May 2006, and to pro-
vide four monthly draws in the
amount of $9,300 to allow
operating funds to oversee the


rehabilitations.
Staff has further recom-
mended that any remaining
rehabilitation and housing
funds be administered by
Roumelis Planning and Devel-
opment and used for replace-
ment housing.
The county already has a
contract with Roumelis for
administration of Hurricane
Housing Recovery Program
funds.
Turning to road building and
repair, the commissioners will
identify priorities for inclusion
into the Florida Department of
Transportation's (FDOT) five-
year work program.
Some possible candidates
for prioritizing for this program
include: left turn lanes on U.S.
441 N. at Dark Hammock Road;
See R.O.A.D. Page 2


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
New arrival
Spring is popping up all over Okeechobee. This new arrival enjoyed the warm weather
Tuesday morning after having breakfast with its mother.


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2 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, April 26,2006


Truck allegedly stolen in Ga. is recovered


Two men were arrested and a
truck reportedly stolen in Georgia
was recovered following a brief
chase in the southeaster part of
the county.
Don Lawton Morgan, 19, and
Richard Lee Yates, 18, N.W.
Eighth Ave., Okeechobee, were
both arrested in connection with
the case. Morgan was charged
with grand theft, fleeing and elud-
ing, loitering and prowling, oper-
ating a vehicle without a license
and leaving the scene of an acci-
dent with property damage. He
was booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a bond of
$33,000.
Yates was charged with loiter-
ing and prowling, a misde-


ARC

Continued From Page 1
would be contingent upon Feder-
al Aviation Administration (FAA)
approval. However, there is some
question as to whether the FAA
would approve such a non-avia-
tion use of airport land.
At their meeting in Thursday,
April 13, commissioners offered
to buy out the remainder of ARC's
99-year lease of $150,000.
"Because funds are available
for restoration, there is no need to
talk of relocation," stated Mr.
Cameron.
According to ARC executive
director Nancy Ziegler, the organi-
zation has recently received a Fed-
eral Emergency Agency (FEMA)
grant of $500,000 to be used sole-
ly for restoration of the old hospi-


Scam

Continued From Page 1
they will arrange a meeting with
the unsuspecting teen for the pur-
pose of having sex with the teen.
There have also been instances
where teens have been killed.
"If they can get a mature older
woman, think what they can do
with a child," said the detective.
Detective Faulkner said. he
became aware of the local
woman's involvement in the
scam- after being contacted by a
detective from the Spencer Police
Department in Spencer, Iowa. He
said a business owner in the town
of over 11,000 in the northwest
part of the state had sold five lap-
top computers for $2,500 over the
Internet. The computers were
sent to a woman in Okeechobee.
However, when the business
owner received his check he
found out it was counterfeit, said
Detective Faulkner.
"The local person had been
befriended on MySpace.com for a
period of time by a man named
Josh," the detective explained.


meaner, and principal in the first,
a felony. He, too, was booked into
the county jail. His bond was set
at $3,000.
According to a report by
Deputy Roy Gilchrist of the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office,
he tried to stop a white 1997
Chevrolet pickup in the 3400
block of U.S. 441 S.E. for no tag
light and passing in a no passing
zone shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday,
April 22. The truck pulled into the
parking lot of a business in the
area, but pulled back out onto the
highway without stopping.
The deputy said he fell in
behind the truck, which contin-
ued south on U.S. 441 S.E. at a
speed of about 40 mph.


tal building.
Mr. Cameron contended that if
ARC used the FEMA grant to relo-
cate, they would have to forfeit
$125,000 of the money.
Mr. Cassels stated the county
might be able to intervene and get
FEMA to waive the $125,000
penalty for relocating. The com-
missioners decided on April 13
that in addition to the $150,000
they would also give ARC an
amount up to an additional
$125,000 to offset any FEMA
penalty.
They also decreed that if ARC
refused the offer they would be
declared to be in default of their
lease and banned from doing any
work on the building until the
issue is settled.
ARC was directed to reply to
the county by close of business on
April 26.
In his letter of April 25, Mr.


"They developed a relationship
that led the local resident into a
sense of confidence. She felt
everything was legitimate."
After some time, Josh appar-
ently told the victim he was going
to move to Okeechobee so that
they could be together. Detective
Faulkner said he even sent her
token gifts to help validate their
relationship.
"At one. point, he told her he
wanted to add her to his checking
account," said the detective. "She
then felt everything was on the
up-and-up."
But, it wasn't. And it was now
time for Josh to make his move.
He sent her some checks from
his 'allegedbusiness, so that she
could buy; 1both; tangible and
intangible items. Josh told his vic-
tim that he was out of the country
and needed her help.
She then began sending the
checks all over the U.S. to pay for
things. Btit, they started being
returned. Although they looked
real, the checks were all counter-
feit.
"She didn't realize the checks
were counterfeit," said Detective


The driver of the truck, later
determined to be Morgan,
increased his speed to 65 to 70
mph then turned north onto S.E.
86th Blvd. Deputy Gilchrist stated
in his report that the truck failed to
stop at a stop sign at the intersec-
tion of S.E. 86th Blvd. and S.R.
710. After passing other vehicles
in the rainy weather, the truck
turned onto S.E. 40th Blvd., where
the deputy suspended his pursuit
for safety reasons.
A short time later, a homeown-
er contacted the sheriff's office
and said a white pickup truck had
backed into the steps of their
mobile home arid done an esti-
mated $500 in damages. The
caller said they saw two men run-


Cameron noted that the lease
allows the county to relocate ARC
to other suitable county-owned
property at the county's expense.
He pointed out the proposal on
the table and all previous propos-
al made by the county have been
for the ARC to be relocated at their
own expense.
He estimated that relocation
would cost $1 to $1.5 million or
more.
Mr. Cameron went on to refer
to the county's offer to buy out
the lease.
"Our best estimate of the value
of the remaining 85 years of the
lease is $2,550,000," he wrote.
The letter went on to state, "If
the county wishes to tender that
sum, with a proper agreement
otherwise terminating the lease,
the ARC will release its interest in
the subject property. Until the
county makes an appropriate


Faulkner. "And whenever she
would realize some real cash
(through other transactions) she
would send it to him by Western
Union and to different locations
throughout the United States."
He said she was covering the
checks with her own money.
Soon, said the detective, she was
out over $3,000.
When she told Josh about the
checks, he sent her another check
to cover the bad ones. This check,
said Detective Faulkner, was
good. Josh told his mark to cash
the check and keep some of it for
herself and send him the rest.
"At no time has he used any of
his money," said the detective.
"Josh was doing this several times
a day with women all over the
United States. This is costing the
every day citizen a lot of money."
But this time the victim did not
follow directions.
"She decided not to send the
money to Josh because she was
already out a large sum of
money," explained Detective
Faulkner. "By now, she's realized
she's done something wrong."
At this point, the last thing on


ning from the truck, and the truck
was left in the yard.
Deputy Gilchrist responded
and determined that the truck
was the same one he had chased
earlier. He had also learned that
the truck was reportedly stolen in
Valdosta, Ga., on April 12.
Shortly after midnight, the
homeowner once again contact-
ed the sheriff's office and said
they had heard someone cough in
a -horse pen. OCSO Deputy
Richard Voss and his K-9 respond-
ed and found the two men hiding
under a tarp in the horse pen.
Morgan was also issued cita-
tions for no tag light, no valid dri-
ver's license and failure to stop at
a stop sign.


offer to purchase the ARC's inter-
est in the property or otherwise
proposes to comply with its obli-
gation under the lease, we will
proceed with all deliberate speed
in renovating the existing building
on the property."
A call to ARC on Tuesday after-
noon, April 25, for comment was
directed to Mr. Cameron. The call
was not returned as of newspaper
deadline.
A large sign erected on the cor-
ner of the property would lead
one to believe that ARC wishes to
rebuild. It states: "We're coming
home," and "Restoration begin-
ning soon."
One morning last week, work-
men were seen on the roof of the
building.
As of newspaper deadline
Tuesday, county commissioners
had not seen the letter and could
not comment.


Josh's mind was continuing his
new relationship with the woman
in Okeechobee.
Detective Faulkner said he
began to threaten the woman.
"At any time they could come
to your house and you wouldn't
know who they were," said the
detective.
The detective went on to say
that the case is now being investi-
gated by the United States Postal
Inspection Service.
Although anyone can fall prey
to this type of con, Detective
Faulkner believes it can be more
specific than that.
"I think that the target is every
woman on MySpace.com that is
looking for a relationship in all the
wrong places," he said. "My best
advice would be to not go into
these chat rooms and get into a
relationship with someone when
you don't know who they are."
Detective Faulkner said the lap-
top computers will be returned to
the business in Spencer, Iowa.
"I was able to intercept them
before they were sent to Josh's
preplanned location in Nigeria,"
said the detective.


News Briefs

FHP seeks help with fatality crash
INDIANTOWN The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is looking for
witnesses to a fatal crash that occurred March 18 at 8:45 p.m. on S.R.
714 at Fox Brown Road.
Anyone who has information about this crash should contact
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 automobile
accident Wednesday, Dec. 21.
To donate, simply go to Big Lake National Bank and say you
would like to contribute to the benefit for the Smalls family.

Loans help replace storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc. has
received $500,000 for the HOME Again Loan Program, which helps
homeowners with replacement of their hurricane damaged or
destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will help applicants who meet the fol-
lowing criteria:
You owned your home in Okeechobee County and it was your
primary residence during hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004.
You have been unable to fix your home due to a lack of insur-
ance or other assistance.
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 per-
sons $37,300; six persons $40,100; seven persons $42,850;
and, eight persons-- $45,500.
SInterviews for applications for this program are by appointment
only. To make an appointment for an interview, call Jessie Vazquez
at (863) 467-5525. The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing Inc. office is
open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.


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vices, at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
Another guest speaker at the
council meeting was Ray Allen,
who spoke on behalf of the
Okeechobee District Boy Scouts
organization. He told members
that the 100-year-old organiza-
tion has helped to build charac-
ter in boys, ages 6 to 20.
He said that the preventative
organization has outreach pro-
grams that instill leadership and
teach lessons that Scouts will
carry with them for life.
"Membership in the district is
up 100 percent since last year,
with 650 youths involved in
Scouting programs from the
four-county area," he said.
Mr. Allen attributed the surge
in membership to updated pro-
grams and the many activities
available with Scouting.
Mr. Allen told the group that
there are currently five programs
offered for boys interested in
scouting. Cub Scouts are avail-


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Continued From Page 1
left turn lanes on U.S. 441 S.E. at
18th Terrace, S.E. 38th Avenue
and Nubbin Slough; intersection
improvements to S.R 70 W. at
S.W. 24th Avenue and N.W.
Ninth Avenue; intersection
improvements on S.R. 70 E. at
S.E. 16th Avenue; and, intersec-
tion improvements to U.S. 441 S.
at S.W. 32nd Street.
The board will also identify
two Small County Outreach Pro-
gram (S.O.P.) priorities to be
submitted to FDOT for fiscal year


Robbed
Continued From Page 1
been transported to St. Mary's
Hospital in West Palm Beach,
according to Deputy Sergeant
Robert Staton of the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO).
"He looked like somebody


able for boys ages 6-11, Scouts
for 11 to 18 year olds; and a 'ven-
turing' program is open to keep
14 to 20 year olds involved with
rock climbing and other physical
activities. He also mentioned a
career and character exploration
program and Learning for Life
program that is utilized by
schools to build character in
youth.
"A goal for Scouting is to keep
kids involved for at least five
years. As many as 98 percent of
youths involved in Scouting will
graduate from high school, ver-
sus less than 90 percent of those
who are not," he said.
Mr. Allen added that Scouting
camps are available including
resident camps, family camps
and after school and day camps
- through the organization. He
told council members that some
programs have made provisions
through the Scouts Council to
help kids without financial
resources to offset costs so that
kids from lower income families
can participate in Scouting
camps.


2007/08. Priorities to be consid-
ered include work on C.R. 68 W,
C. R. 15-B, Wolff Road, C.R. 15-
A, N.W. 36th Street, N.W. 30th
Street, Micco Bluff Road and
Cemetery Road.
In addition, commissioners
will also determine if they want
to submit priorities for FDOT's
County Incentive Grant Program
for fiscal years 2007 and 2009.
Possibilities to be considered
include intersection improve-
ments for S.R. 70 W, S.R. 70 E.
U.S. 441 N. U.S. 441 S. and U.S.
441 S.E.; and roadway improve-
ments on S.R. 15-A, Wolff Road,
Durrance Road and N.W. 36th


had used him for a punching
bag," said Sgt. Staton of the vic-
tim's condition. "His shirt was
nothing but red (with blood). I
know he had a broken nose."
Sgt. Staton went on to say Mr.
Solis was bruised all about his
upper body, had a fractured
skull, swollen lips and his eyes
were swollen so badly that
"...he barely could see..."


In other business, Mrs. Vinson
announced to council members
that the Summer Activity Guide
has gone to print. The guide
includes 24 pages of information
about local summer camps. It
will be distributed to every child
in the Okeechobee County
school system in May.
Mrs. Vinson also mentioned a
concern for declining numbers
of children enrolled in the Florida
KidCare health care program.
She told other council members
with clients having difficulty in
applying for the program to call
(863) 462-5000, ext.257, for assis-
tance.
In addition, Mrs. Vinson stated
concerns over the lack of funding
for transportation. She encour-
aged council members with
clients having transportation dif-
ficulties to contact the Shared
Services Network office or the
Transportation Disadvantaged
Program at (863) 357-9900.
Director of Healthy Start Coali-
tion Kay Begin announced the
Healthy Start Baby Shower for
Healthy Start clients will be held


Street.
Commissioners will also con-
sider a list of roads/locations for
resurfacing and new pavements.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
appoint one member to the
Treasure Coast Community
Action Agency Advisory Com-
mittee;
schedule a public hearing
to abandon a platted easement
in Tropical Gardens subdivision;
apply for a grant to.restore
the old jail, pending receipt of
additional information from
Main Street, Inc.;
approve a 10-year


The deputy stated that as far
as he knew, the victim was only
struck with fists.
According to Sgt. Staton,
sometime around 1 a.m. the
clerk at a local convenience
store reportedly saw Kemp talk-
ing to Mr. Solis. The clerk report-
edly said that Kemp was asking
Mr. Solis if he needed a ride.
Sgt. Staton said the two men


at the American Legion Hall Post
#64 on Friday, April 28. Registra-
tion begins at 9 a.m., with the
shower to start at 10 a.m., it will
end at 2 p.m. Donations of baby
items are still needed.
For information, contact
Healthy Start Coalition at (863)
462-5877.
Jill Rogers of Communities in
Schools announced an upcom-
ing Skate Night event to take
place at the Okeechobee Skate
Park. Volunteer chaperones are
always needed and welcome.
For information, contact Jill
Rogers at (863) 462-5863.
Pat O'Connor announced reg-
istration will be open for the
Okeechobee County Library's
summer program on May 15. For
information about the program
or to register, contact Mrs.
O'Connor at (863) 763-3536.
Mrs. O'Connor also
announced the next meeting of
the Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Task Force will be held on May 23
at 1:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee
County Public Library, 206 S.W.
16th St. The public is invited.


lease/purchase agreement with
Banc of America Leasing & Capi-
tal LLC to purchase fire appara-
tus;
discuss code enforcement
issues including the possibility of
hiring a special magistrate to
hear code violation cases; and,
At 1 p. m. commissioners will
attend a ribbon cutting ceremo-
ny on U.S. 441 N. for the Taylor
Creek and Nubbin Slough storm
water treatment areas.
The commission meeting will
begin at 9 a.m. in their chambers
located on the first floor of the
Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 N.W. Second St.


disappeared for an unspecified
amount of time. Mr. Solis then
returned and told the clerk he
had been beaten and robbed.
Kemp was arrested after Mr.
Solis picked him out of a photo
lineup. He was then arrested by
OCSO Deputy Raul Marrero.
Sgt. Staton said Mr. Solis, a
legal alien, was listed in stable
but serious condition.


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April 24, 2006 in Fort Pierce fol-
lowing a lengthy illness.
Kat was born in Vero Beach on
Sept. 8, 1930. She was the daugh-
ter of Claudie Arthur Priest and Iris
Law Priest. She was a graduate of
Fort Pierce High School, class of
1949. Kat was a retired Registered
Nurse. She worked as an RN in
Fort Pierce Memorial Hospital,
Raulerson Hospital, Okeechobee,
Sebastian Medical Center, Rose-
land, and several doctor's offices.
Kat was a member of the Florida
Nurses Association and the Trea-
sure Island Baptist Church.
Survivors include her siblings,
Margaret Priest Borland of Fort
Pierce, Betty Priest Helseth of Fort
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Okeechobee, and Nick C. Priest of
Fort Pierce; her 13 nieces and
nephews; 25 great nieces and
nephews; seven great-great
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Billie Miles
Billie Miles, age 84, of Okee-
chobee died April 23, 2006 at Hos-
pice of Stuart. Mrs. Miles was
born Nov. 10, 1921 in Bradley
Junction to William and Rachael
Bethea. She was a homemaker
and lifetime resident of Okee-
chobee. Mrs. Miles. was a mem-
ber of the First Baptist Church of
Okeechobee.
Mrs. Miles was preceded in
death by her husband Howard
Miles in 2005. She is survived by
sons Gary (Cathy) Miles of Okee-
chobee, William Miles of Lake-
land, Michael (Gloria) Miles and
Stanley Miles of Okeechobee;
daughter (Becky) Jim Croslyn of
Okeechobee; nine grandchildren,
eight -great grandchildren; one
great- greatzgrandchild; and one
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Community Events

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 County
Courthouse, 304 N.W Second St., at noon. Everyone is invited as
area ministers will lead prayers for national, state and local leaders.

Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold ayard 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 Hos-
pice Residence. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.
All yard sale donations will be accepted at this location.

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-e 03.

'77 class reunion being planned
The class of 1977 is planning their to 30-year reunion. All
members 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 Hort-
man at (863) 697-9817; or, Toni Bennett Doyle at (863) 634-9491.

Healthy Start board to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion will meet Wednesday, May 10, at 11:30 am at 575 S.W 28th
St. For information, call Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.

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.

Driver safety course offered
An AARP Driver Safety Course will be held at The Gathering,
1735 S.W 24th Ave., on Saturday, May 13, and Saturday, May 20,
from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Tuition is $10 and must be paid by
check only. Please call to sign up for class. This is the last class
until September. You do not have to be a member of AARP or
have AARP auto insurance. All seniors 55 and over are invited.
Consult your auto insurance agent for your three-year discount
upon completion of class. The class is scheduled for two, four-
hour days. The instructor will be Mrs. D.J. Bryan. For information,
contact her at (863) 763-0351.





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Community Events


Barbecue benefits burn victim
Barbecue chicken dinners will be sold Friday, May 19, at 504
N.E. Sixth Ave. for Jennifer Bussey, who was severely burned.
Dinners can be either picked up or delivered. Tickets can be pur-
chased at the First Baptist Church office, 401 S.W. Fourth St., or by
calling Shannon Lightsey at (863). 634-7214.

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.



Upcoming Events

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Span-
ish-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 Depart-
ment, 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.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
.0183.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone 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.
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 infor-
mation, 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 Aye. For information, call Stephanie at (863)
763-2893 days, or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of some-
one 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. Representa-
tives will be available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second
language classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee
and the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group
every Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone whois caring for an ill family mem-
ber is welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and pro-
vides 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
information, 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 Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge.
For information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the&
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing
weight and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come
and see what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Mor-
gret 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 members 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
SRidge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863)
467-9833.

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.


A.A. meeting 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott Ave.
It will be a closed discussion.

Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. This 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 First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace
Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact
David Fox at (863) 763-3296.


Community Events

Main Street to hold elections
Okeechobee Main Street will hold a general membership
meeting and elections on Wednesday, April 26, at noon at the
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave.

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.

Healthy Start planning baby shower
A baby shower for Healthy Start clients will be held Friday,
April 28, at the American Legion, 501 S.E. Second Ave. Healthy
Start is still requesting donations of baby items for the shower
including clothing, toys, diaper bags, and safety items. If you can
help, call (863) 462-5877.

CCC to host guest speakers
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee
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 serv-
ices 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 com-
pleted by the St. Mary's memory disorder staff and immediate
results will be given. For information, call Donna True at (800)
861-7826 ext. 1 or (772).285-6291.

Glades Co. Historical Society to meet
The Glades County Historical Society will meet Saturday, April
29, at noon at the home of Anne Deuschle., 800 Riverside Drive,
in Moore Haven. For information, call (863) 946-0974.

SFWMD meeting on recreationiplanned
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 members that are
interested in using the restored Kissimmee River Valley region for
public use and recreation. Learn about the Kissimmee River
Restoration Project and the 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 Sat-
urday, 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.

5th Sunday Celebration planned
The 5th Sunday Celebration will be held Sunday, April 30, at
the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., begin-
ning at 6:30 p.m. There will be music from the First United
Methodist Church Praise Team, the Okeechobee Community
Choir and the First United Methodist Church Hand Bell Choir.
There will also be scripture readings and prayers by local minis-
ters and a sermon delivered by Reverend Frank Adams of Abun-
dant Blessings Assembly of God Church. For information, call
(863) 763-4021.

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 Breedie
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.

Meeting for veterans planned
All veterans and family members are invited to a town hall
meeting being hosted by the West Palm Beach VA Medical Cen-
ter. The meeting will be held Tuesday, May 2, at 11 a.m. at the
Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. For information,
call the Okeechobee County Veterans' Service Officer Betsy
Grinslade at (863) 763-8124.

Early Learning panel to meet
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of
Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will meet Tuesday,
May 2, at 2 p.m. at the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St.,
North Portable, in Fort Pierce.


Boating skills program offered
USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 58, Fort Pierce, will host a boating skills
and seamanship program on Wednesday, May 3. The program
will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 until 9 p.m. at
1400 Seaway Dr. in Fort Pierce. Pre-registration is suggested. The
two-part program will cover seven chapters in May and will
include five additional chapters .in June. This two-month pro-
gram is the last until fall. For information or to register, contact
Ron Lancour (772) 429-8621.

Red Cross offering first-aid class
The American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch is offering a
basic first-aid class to be held Thursday, May 4, from 6 until 9 p.m.
For information or to sign up for the class, call (863) 763-2488.








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cheerleading sign-ups will 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.
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the child's last report card, a cur-
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tor and a copy of tIe .ili'si', birth
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For information, call co-presi-
dents James Shockley at (863)
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(863) 697-2576.

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the top six places. There will also
be a big fish award. For informa-
tion contact John at (863) 634-
7446 or Lisa at (863) 697-6541.


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Births


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Kaylee Nicole Kemp

Kaylee

Nicole Kemp
Wesley and Angie Kemp of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their
daughter, Kaylee Nicole Kemp.
She was born April 11, 2006, at
Florida Hospital in Sebring.
She weighed 6 lbs. and 6 ozs.,
and was 19 inches long at birth.
She was welcomed home by:
big brother, Wyatt; maternal
grandparents, Steve and Ellen
Schoonmaker of Okeechobee;
paternal grandparents, Jimmy
and Sue Kemp of Okeechobee;
and, great grandparents, Jack
and Janet Thorr and Maurie
Longston of Okeechobee.


Colton Ryder


Colton

Ryder
Tiffany and Chris Collins of
Winter Park. (former graduates
of Okeechobee High School)
proudly announce the birth of
their first child, a son, Colton
Ryder born on March 14, 2006.
Welcoming home Colton are
his maternal grandparents,
George and Suzy George of
Okeechobee; paternal grand-
parents, Stanley and Robie
Collins of Okeechobee; and,
uncles, Scott George of Orlando
and B.J. Collins of Okeechobee.
, Both parents are employed
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St. Louis, Mo., are proud to
announce the engagement of
their daughter, Sandra Taggart to
Jack "J.D." Rader of Okeechobee.
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. The bride-to-be is a homemak-
er and the prospective groom is a
salesman for Big Lake Roofing.
After a honeymoon trip to the
Florida Keys, the couple will
reside in Okeechobee.


Community Event

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 infor-
mation. Each ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the
ornaments will go to the OREscholarship. To purchase call: Kay
McCool, (863) 763-2829; Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette
Whipple, t863) 467-2487; Marion Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regi-
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March 10, 2006, in Naperville, at
11:13 am. He weighed 9 lbs. and
was 20.25 inches long at birth.
Riley's maternal grandparents
are Phyllis Walker of Okeechobee
and Bob Moorman of Labelle.
His paternal grandparents are
Marilyn Sheridan of Boca Raton
and Paul and Bobbi Sheridan of
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, April 26, 2006


Wedding


Submitted to Okeechobee News
At a reception held March 20, 2006, to honor all volunteers,
Raulerson Hospital CEO, Robert Lee announced that, Ruth
McClelland was selected by her peers, as the 2006 Volunteer
of the Year.

McClelland chosen as

Volunteer of the Year


Submitted to Okeethobee News
Rachelle Schwartz and Joseph Phillips


Schwartz

and Phillips
Rachelle D. Schwartz and
Joseph A. Phillips were joined in
marriage on March 11, 2006. The
bride is the daughter of Richard
and Kathy Schwartz of Okee-
chobee. The groom is the son of
Steve and Kathy Phillips of Port St.
Lucie. The wedding ceremony
was held at River Palm Cottages in
Jensen Beach.
The bride was given away by
her father. She wore a full length
ivory chiffon gown.
The maids of honor were Mari-
ah Kight and Vanessia Koloske,
both of Okeechobee. The brides-
maids were Penny Feltman of
Hinesville, Ga.; Sarah Phillips of,
Gainesville; and, Deborah Blair of
Jupiter.
.The best man f s'Sean
Phillips of Hinesville, Ga.
The groomsmen were Brad
Feltman of Hihesville, Ga., Bran-
don Little of Colorado Springs,


Colo., and, Wade Rhodes and
Ricky Brokouski, both of Okee-
chobee.
The flower girl was Madisyn
Oonzales of Okeechobee, daugh-
ter of Mariah Kight. The ring bear-
er was Stephen Harmon of West
Palm Beach, son of Lamar and
Rhonda Harmon.
The couple celebrated their
reception in the chickee hut fully'
decorated with candles and flow-
ers. The theme was completed
with a relaxed atmosphere
among swaying palm trees and
ocean breezes.
The bride is a budget analyst
with MTC, a military contractor
and the groom is an Army staff-
sergeant E-6 on active duty.
The couple will reside in Fort
Knox, Ky.
Family and friends of the. cou-
ple were thrilled to be part of this
joyous occasion. The couple first
married March 11, 2004, when
Rachelle flew to South Korea
where Joseph was leaving for
deployment in Iraq. He has just
returned from Iraq.


At a reception held on March
20, 2006, to honor all volunteers
Raulerson Hospital CEO, Robert
Lee announced that Ruth McClel-
land was selected by her peers, as
the 2006 Volunteer of the Year.
Co-workers describe her as very
cheerful, dedicated, caring, con-
siderate, and a valuable member,
who in her twenty years of service
has held every officer position in
the Auxiliary. She currently works
at the lobby desk. When ask why
she volunteers she immediately
responded "I love every minute of
it".
Mrs. McClelland was very sur-
prised.when the announcement
was made. A special surprise. was
her family hiding in the wings as
the announcement was made.
Her two daughters, Jonni and
Janet, son Bill, grandchildren and
other family members attended
the reception. Her oldest son
Arthur was killed in June, 2005.
She is grandmother to eight and
great grandmother to five.
Mrs. McClelland received a
bouquet of flowers, her own
parking space for a year, dinner
for two and her name engraved
on a plaque in the hospital lobby.
She stays very busy with her
volunteer work as she also volun-
teers at BHR Bingo; she attends
the Northside Baptist Church.
She loves to cook and is well
known for her pineapple upside


down cake.
In the past year, the members
of the. Auxiliary volunteered
.12,586 hours of service. They
were recognized at the reception
with certificates, gift cards and
refreshments. Robert Lee, CEO
stated: "Our volunteers are
extraordinary people. They pitch
in; perform thankless tasks, all
because they care, not because
they expect a reward" Anyone
interested in learning more about
volunteer opportunities at Rauler-
son Hospital can contact the
information desk in the hospital
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FWC to develop new management plans


Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC)
scientists are gearing up to ham-
mer out new management plans
for four animals on the state's
imperiled species list. They will
base the plans on their conclu-
sions about the needs of each
animal.
A staff recommendation to
remove bald eagles from the list,
which top scientific experts from
outside the FWC have reviewed,
reflects successful efforts to res-
cue the species from the threat
of extinction. FWC Commission-
ers will consider the change dur-
ing their June 7-8 meeting in
West Palm Beach.
Bald eagles have established
1,133 known nesting territories
in Florida, and each territory has
one or two adult eagles. In 1973,
Florida had only 88 known bald
eagle nest territories.
What we're doing for eagles
Sis working," Executive Director
Ken Haddad said. "That's good
news. Our goal is for all imper-
iled species to recover to the
point where we can remove
them from the list."
Manatees, currently listed as
an endangered species, may be
reclassified as threatened if
Commissioners approve the staff
recommendation. Manatees
have recovered to the point
where they are no longer in
immediate danger of extinction,
although they still require careful
management.
"Anytime a species moves
toward a new classification,
FWC scientists must evaluate
current management efforts and
tailor'them for recovery of that
specific.species, before the new
classification can take effect,"
Haddad said. "That process
takes 12-24 months and includes
participation by the public:"
Two other species that
haven't fared as well are gopher
tortoises and Panama City cray-
fish. FWC Commissioners will
consider the staff recommenda-
tion to create new management
plans and continue the process
of reclassifying both animals
from species of special concern
to threatened.
General Questions
What are the current criteria
used for listing species in the
state of Florida?
The FWC listing process is
driven by Florida-specific data
and clear standards consisting of
measurable biological criteria,
peer reviewed by panels of
experts, agreed upon by FWC's;
Commissioners, and strength-
ened by species-specific man-
agement plans that are tailored
to the unique conditions and
needs of each species. To view
the criteria, see the definition
section of the condensed rules
at:
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finitions.pdf
What is the FWC's listing


'Anytime a species moves toward a new classifi-
cation, FWC scientists must evaluate current
management efforts and tailor them for recovery
of that specific species, before the new classifi-
cation can take effect. That process takes 12-24
months and includes participation by the public."
Ken Haddad, Executive Director


process and how does it work?
The listing process is a peti-
tion-initiated process the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) uses to clas-
sify imperiled wildlife species in
Florida. There are three imper-
iled species classifications:
endangered, threatened, and
species of special concern. The
imperiled species list classifica-
tions identify those species fac-
ing the greatest risk of extinc-
tion, they do not dictate the level
of protection a species receives.
The process follows this out-
line:
An external or internal indi-
vidual or group can petition to
have a species classification
reviewed.
Once the Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
accepts a petition, a team of
FWC biologists and non-FWC
professionals conduct a biologi-
cal status review following the
FWC's listing process.
The biological status review
team is comprised of 3, 5, or 7
biological and professional
experts, most of which are not
with the FWC.
The classification recom-
mendations are peer reviewed
by other biologists to see if they
agree.
The peer-reviewed classifi-
cation recommendations are
presented before the FWC's
Commissioners at a meeting
open to the public.
If the recommendation is
accepted, a detailed manage-
ment plan and recommended
rule changes for each species
are developed, with 'public input,
to guide species recovery.
No change in status will
occur until the FWC's Commis-
sioners approve the manage-
ment plan and vote on species-
specific rules recommended in
the plan.: Development of the
plan can. tje more than a year.
Why does the FWC use this
listing process?
From 1972 through 1999,
Florida's listing process was an
intuitive process with no fixed
criteria and no standardized for-
mal review process. There was
no listing process rule, the defi-
nitions .were considered some-
what vague, and listing actions
were 1 done through rule.
changes.
Questions were raised on this
process and the Game and
Freshwater Fish Commission
(GFC) agreed to improve it. At
that time, the GFC implemented
a self-imposed moratorium on


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listing actions from 1994 until a
new process would be
approved.
In 1998, the GFC appointed
an 11-member stakeholder
panel (a mix of environmental,
development, agricultural and
recreational user groups) to
review the issues and provide a
list of desired characteristics for
a listing process.
Staff used the stakeholder
input to draft the process, which
was adopted in 1999, and sup-
ported by the stakeholders with
no major objections. The 1999
process was adopted by the GFC
just prior to the constitutionally
mandated merger, and therefore
did not address marine species.
As a, result, the newly formed
FWC reconvened the Stakehold-
er Panel in September 2002 with
new marine membership to
address concerns during imple-
mentation of the 1999 process
and new marine issues the
agency faced, and issued a
moratorium on reviewing listed
species.
As a result in April 2005, the
FWC adopted the new IUCN cri-
teria, the IUCN regional guide-
lines, and other modifications,
which have been tested by the
scientific community world-
wide. In fact, at least 30 coun-
tries are using IUCN standards as
the basis for their own imperiled
species classification process.
The FWC listing process is
driven by Florida-specific data
and clear standards consisting of
measurable biological criteria,
peer reviewed by panels of
experts, agreed upon by FWC's
Commissioners, and strength-
ened by species-specific man-
agement plans that are tailored
to the unique conditions and
needs of each species.
When will the biological sta-
tus reviews be completed?
The final peer-reviewed bio-
logical status review of the bald
eagle, Florida manatee, gopher
tortoise and Panama City cray-
fish are to be presented at the
June 2006 meeting of the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission.
Will all biological status
reviews be identical?
No. The biology, life history
and available data on each
species vary greatly. Species
experts, both within and outside
of the FWC, will use the best
available science, data and infor-
mation for each species review.
In addition, the reviews will con-
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If the FWC's Commissioners
decide that a reclassification
change is warranted, when will
this change occur?
The status change for any
species will occur only after a
species management plan is
developed, professionally and
publicly reviewed, and accepted
by the FWC's Commissioners.
The development of a species
management plan can take
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What does it mean if a
species is reclassified from
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A reclassification from
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protection. The protections for
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defined in a species-specific
management plan that guides
species recovery.
Why is the FWC evaluating
the status of the bald eagle,
gopher tortoise, manatee and
Panama City crayfish?
The FWC received petitions
to assess the status of the bald
eagle, gopher tortoise, manatee,
and Panama City crayfish from
2001-03. In April 2005, the listing
process was updated and the
Commission directed staff to
evaluate these species under the
new listing process rules. All
four biological status reviews are
expected to be completed in
June 2006.
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and bald.eagle.been protected in
Florida?
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laws date back to 1893. The bald
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Program helps protect children from snakes


By Tom Nordlie
University of Florida
PLANT CITY Spring is in
the air and snakes may be under-
foot, so two University of Florida
experts have developed a free
program to protect children
from potentially dangerous
encounters with the reptiles.
"Snakes become more active
this time of year, and children
need to know what to do if they
see one," said Steve Johnson, an
assistant professor with UF's
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Sciences. "With Florida's rapid
growth there are many areas
where homes and schools are
close to snake habitat."
The program, "Dealing with
Venomous Snakes in Florida
School Yards," helps teachers,
parents and other concerned
adults teach children to avoid
snakes. Consisting of four docu-
ments and a CD-ROM, it also
explains, how to identify ven-
omous species, handle
snakebite emergencies and dis-
courage snakes from approach-
ing homes and schools.
Johnson, who is stationed at
UF's Gulf Coast Research and
Education Center campus in
Plant City, developed the pro-
gram with Martin Main, a UF
associate professor at UF's
Southwest Florida Research and
Education Center in Immokalee.
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ber rattlesnake, pygmy rat-
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"Fortunately, people seldom
encounter three of those species
in Florida," Johnson said. "Coral
snakes live primarily under-
ground; timber rattlesnakes and
copperheads are found only in
limited parts of North Florida,
though they're common in sur-
rounding states."
Adults don't need to be snake
experts to help children stay
safe, he said. All youngsters real-
ly need to be taught is to respect
snakes and be aware that some
species are dangerous. The pro-
gram emphasizes that children
should leave snakes alone and if
they see a snake they should tell
an adult immediately.
"There's no need to make
children fear snakes, but you
want to instill caution," Johnson
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pen when people approach
snakes deliberately."
About 6,000 snakebite cases
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of them involving venomous
species, according to a 2002 arti-
cle in the New England Journal
of Medicine. Less than 10
snakebite fatalities occur in the
United States each year.
Adults can reduce the chance


of snake encounters around
homes and schools by mowing
frequently and removing brush
piles and other debris that can
shelter snakes. They should also
supervise children at play out-
doors.
"This is a great time of year to
enjoy Florida's natural beauty,"
Johnson said. "We're not dis-
couraging anyone from being
active, we're just saying a few
precautions can ensure that
everybody goes home happy."
The four documents used in
the program may be useful to
anyone interested in outdoor
activities, child care or emer-
gency medical treatment. They
are available through.UF's Elec-
tronic Data Information Source
(EDIS) system:
"Dealing with Venomous
Snakes in Florida School Yards"
- http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW225,
"Emergency Snakebite Action
Plan"
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW226
"Preventing Encounters
Between Children and Snakes" -
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW227
"Recognizing Florida's Ven-
omous Snakes" -
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW229
The CD-ROM, "Venomous
Snakes of Florida" is available
from Johnson at
johnsons@wec.ufl.edu. Please
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program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over. CallKim
Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.

Fundraiser aids Hospice residence
Hospice of Okeechobee is currently raising funds for their residence,
The Hamrick Home. They are selling tickets for a 2006 20-foot Shearwa-
ter boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI Suzuki outboard and an
aluminum trailer. Tickets can be purchased for $50 each at Eli's Western
Wear, Elite Title, Gilbert Chevrolet, Lakeshore Marine, Don's Appliance,
Riverside National Bank, Quail Creek Plantation and Hospice ot Okee.
chobee. 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 Okeech9bee
County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. Donatiorn 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 programs.



DINING &


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.

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.



AGRI-CIVIC CENTER
2006 UPCOMING EVENTS
Florida Junior Rodeo Finals May 5th & 6th
Contact info.: (321) 635-8232 orfljra@aol.com
Miniature Horse Club of South Florida
May 19th & 20th Aug. 181b & 19th Oct. 20d, & 21't
Club & Show Information: (561) 798-6129
Event Information Call (863) 763- 666
The Agri-Civic Center
is located at 4200 East Highway 70
3 miles east of downtown Okeechobee
Be sure to visit OKEE-TANTIE CAMPGROUND & MARINA
Registration 863.763.2622 Information
For Additional Information, please visit our Okeechobee County Web Sites
www.co.okeechobee.fl.us & www.okeechobee-tdc.com


Groups planning Halloween celebration
Okeechobee Main Street, in conjunction with the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee City Police Department, Okeechobee
Board of County Commissioners, Okeechobee 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
downtown in the park areas please e-mail Toni Doyle, promotions direc-
tor for Okeechobee Main Street Inc., at promotion@mainstreetokee-
chobee.com. Please provide a contact name and phone number. If you
are interested in making a monetary or prize donation, please call (863)
634-9491.



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OPEN: Tues. Sat. 4:30 P.M. 10:00P.M.


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(863) 467-2224 Call In An Order TO GO!
Open: 6am 10pm Sun. Thurs. 6am 11pm Fri. & Sat.


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Every Friday & EVERY TUESDAY:
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Lunch: $629 Dinner: $829
Fri. & Sat.: Seafood Dinner $9"9

FRIDAY & SATURDAY
SEAFOOD BUFFET:
Crablegs Squid Oysters Crab Meat
Salmon Fish Crawfish Mussel
Japanese Sushi BBQ Spare Ribs


King: House

Chinese Restaurant

Surroundings:
Oriental decor with relaxed
feeling and friendly service.

Lunch Favorites:
All You Can Eat Buffet
specials, or Luncheon Specials
from the menu served with
your choice of soup or Egg
Roll and Fried Rice.

Dinner Favorites:
All You Can Eat Buffet, or you
can select many choices from
our menu.

Location:
3399 S. Hwy. 441, Okeechobee
In the Publix Shopping Center

Hours:
Monday through Thursday,
11 am. to 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday,
11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Phone:
(863) 357-7777


Josiah Restaurant and Lounge features
our special 'Surf and Turf and "Fresh Catch or the Day
10% OFF EARLY BIRD SPECIAL'
Tuesday through Friday 3pm to 5pm
Senior Citizens 55+ enjoy 15% OFF" on Sundays.
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S Okeechobee or, the
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FOOD FOR FAMILY
SIZE APPETITES


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restaurant have
a special that
everyone should
know about?

Advertise it here!
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Sales Consultant
Today At

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Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
Residential Commercial
Craig Raulerson
702 SE 9th Avenue
(863) 634-8703
allseasonac@earthlilnk.net
St. LIc. #CAC1814333
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The Law Office Of
Gerald Lefebvre
Practice limited to
Personal Injury,
Auto Accidents, Slips. Trips,
Falls and Wrongful Death
State and Nationally
S Board Certified *i
Civil Trial Lawyer
1910 S. Parrott Avenue
863-763-3333







HYUNDAI
3725 S.E. Federal Hwy.
Stuart, FL
TOLL FREE
1-866-206-1776


O ME AS YOU AREl
First United
Methodist Church
200 NW Second Street
(863) 763-4021
www.fumcokee.com
Bruce Simpson, Senior Pastor
fumco@earthlink.net
James XR Dawson, Youth/Assistant Pastor
fumco2@earthlink.net




LA E VIEW
BUI I. #INC.
CBC 008329
Certified Building Contractors.
200 N.W. 5th St.
863-763-3100

I 412 Custom
Embroidery
P od .Screen Printing
Imprintable
(863) 763-1111 Sportswear
stitchinpost2@aol.com p
620 Pi toU Ave.
-OIkeIo -
Advanced Engraving *****
& Shipping 0Cenr ""e E
(863) 763-8707
Pack 'n Ship Service Typing
Gift Fruit Shipper Laminating
Flags/Banners. Trophies/Plaques


MIKE EDWARDS
GARAGE DOORs
Sales
Service
Installation
(863) 763-5582
OR
(863) 634-6115
License #2185-01


NEVER PAINT
AGAIN!




1-888-786-5868
Procraft of South Florida
LIC# QB20973-CGC017016


863-467-4733
* Honest & Dependable Service
* 24 Hour Emergency Service
* Repair on all makes & models
* Family Owned & Operated
CAC1813894
A I C AF


Private Career
Introductory Flight $50
Training at Okeechobee
877-460-7766
www.tradewinds-flight.com



Reich &
MAincini
1-888-784-6724
Workers' Compensation Personal Injury
Social Securitl Disability Wrongful Death
Palm City Fort Pierce
PortSt. Ltcie
West Palm Beach Boca Raton



Consignment
B1rida Tuxedo Rental


Now Carrying New
Bridal & Formal Wear
810 EN Park Street
(863) 357-9099


Living Word
of Faith
1902 S. Parrott Ave.
863-763-6869
Phone & Fax
A First Century Full
Gospel Church
www.livingwordoffaith.okeechobee.com


NEALS.LONG
BUILDING, MECHANICAL,
PLUMBING CONTRACTOR
BC125170
MC1249343
TCFC058088
Commercial/Residential A/C
Commercial/Residential Plumbing
New Homes, Additions
863-357-3313
Toll Free: 877-511-0624



I AnG I-01cM CENTER I
HIRING EVENT
STAFF
Applications Available at
County Courthouse, Room 109
Call 863-763-9312
for information.



215 SW Park Street
863-357-2368
0 *Gifts
Bath & Body Products
SCandles & Accessories ;
S'Gift Baskets for All Occasions
* Exclusively Offering Village Candles
Custom Gourmet Baskets
FREE Delivery on all baskets.


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YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

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or email
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~all*qI el kgEel Il em
EMORY WALKER
CO. INC".
Air Conditioning &
Refrigeration
Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years!


208 SW 5"' Ave. Okeechobee
863-763-6742
CAC042747 CAC014022 CAC057129


Don's
Appliance, inc.
"Showroom Full
Of Major Brands"
REPAIR ALL BRANDS
763-2220
317 WS Park Street
Don, & Linda Weir


GLENN J.
SNEIDER, LLC
Criminal Law
Family &'+Civil Law
200 S.W. 9h Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863) 467-6570


I-oylgge] "I]i k fISIizl[eI
Newman Air.
Conditioning Inc..
FAST, RELIABLE SERVICE
"Serving the Okeechobee Area Since 1972"
* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
Mobile Home Air Conditioning
Specialist .
202 N.E. 2nd Street
(behind Eckerds)
763-7073' ;
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Good life. Great price.
OKEECHOBEE
3290 Hwy. 441 South
467-1200
Hours: Sun. 11AM 4PM
Mon. Sat. 9AM 6PM
Owned & Operated by:
Carlos & Alaria Bahamon (#3045)

Anthony T. Young
Attorney
215 SW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-824-OLAW'
General Practice
Real Estate Probate
Family Wills
37 Wars Experience
Call Todayfor obur Consultation



Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
"Dirt & Stains Disappear"
Edward R. Jones, Owner *Est. 1991 ASINO
467-1809" BRIGHTON
Cell: 610-0756 Rt. 6, Box .611
Lic. 2178 Okeechobee, FL 34974


"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 98"h St. Okeechobee, 34972
(P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584
Home: (863) 763-7165


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WALPOLE FEED
& SUPPLY
Hwy. 98 N. PO Box 1723
(863) 763-6905


INCORPORATED
Trash Hauling Mowing
Ponds Loader
Pads Bobcat
Clearing Tractor
Robert Stafford
(863) 357-2274
License # 7720
:Im' I-=:I,,l4,T[Ms-I


HOME AUDIO CENTRAL VACS
INTERCOM SYSTEMS
SALES SERVICE INSTALLATION
1811 S Parrott Ave. Okeechobee
863-634-2185 863-357-8000
customsightsandsound@earthllnk.net


Svervice6
RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL
For Oall'Ywur ceanvneed&
Licensed References Available
Cynthia Thurston
863.697.2465
License #8374



M0IDFLORI
2105 S. Parrott Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
Stop by today!
Or call 467-FREE
www.midflorida.com




BAG BULK LIQUID *PET
"Meeting all your
large and small animal
nutrition needs."
1579 Hwy. 70 East
.^ Okeechobee, FL
Nutrena (863) 763-2123

Publix.

H t SHOPPINo IS A PL AIUUItgo
Northlake Village
3551 Hwy. 441 S.
Okeechobee
763-3500
www.publix.com


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YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

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or email
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* 7 Days A Week
* 24 Hr. Emergency Service
* We Service All Brands
* Free Estimates
on Repummrm Un anmd New Iuauon.
100% Financing Avanllb
312 S.W. 2nd St.
863-763-8391



IABillTY UNER.S
BEEN DIIP.ED
LAW OFFICE OF
STEPHEN M. LEWEN

288-1300
OVER 26 YEARS REPRESENTING THE
INJURED & DISABLED
AUTOSA


Find Out Why We're #l Highest
Rating For Customer Satisfaction

4224 Hy. 441 South
(8631357-0500


DAVE'S
COMMUNICATIONS

Sprint
Toguhtrwttr NEXTEL
8lfa lauiyBkls
1418 8.PrronAvenue
863-763-6115


Mike's
Computer Repair
"You Hqve TWed the Rest,
Now Try the Best."
(863) 467-4222
709 N. Parrott Ave.
mike@mcrepair.net
www.mcrepair.net




DIABETIC FOOTWEAR

The Shoe Box
Phyllis Norris
Licensed Pedorthist
(863) 763-4401
3264 Hwy. 441 South
Okeechobee
Winn-Dixie Plaza




OK EECHOBEE ,
FUN I.R,V, HOMi

Family Owned and Operated
763-2111'
205 N.E. 2nd Street
Okeechobee


ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

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or email
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Gutters
Plus, LLCI
Seamless Aluminum Rain Gutters
Hurricane Shutters
Call for your free estimate today
Bobby Collins
Since 2000 Licensed & Insured
(863) 634-3159
Fax: (863) 467-0729
"Quality work in a imdjy fashion'"
License #766


POLAR
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc.
UIS USEi01II ISnum
We service all makes and models,
Same Day Service
Senior Citizen Discounts
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential *Commercial* Mobile Home
410 SE 2nd Ave.*O oek oboehuO
357-2717
License # RA0066862


HOSKINS
& TURCO
Auto Accidents
Social Security
DisabilIty
Bankmptecy
212 S..Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 357-5800


SUNRISE F0RD
5435 U.S. 1I South
Fort Pierce
1 Mile South of Midway Road on U.S. 1
Ft. Pierce 461-6000
Stuart 283-6806
Vero Beach 567-8480
www.sunrise-ford.com




Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church
3 Linda Rd. (BHR)
(863) 357-6500
Pastor David Robertson
www.buckheadridgece.com






Okeechobee's-
#1 Homebuilder
(863) 357-2700
,, State Licensed & Insured
Lic. # CRC057387

For all your Electrical Needs.
<. Tri-Con
V ElecIric.LLC
Commercial Residential
Service
Zeke Shreves
863-763-2957
863-763-0509
Lic. #ER0006321





FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
110 N.E. 5th St.
(863) 763-1994
Time & Temperature
763-0123


SHIRLEY'S
PERSONAL
CARE SERVICES
CNA's HHA-Companion
Bathing Tr'ansportation
Light Housekeeping
Bonded & Insured Lic #NR30211249
Plaza 300 Suite 320 NW S St.
SOkeechobee, FL 34972
863-467-6399
NOW HIRING CAREGIVERS

aAreYou
Prepared fsor
Hurricane
Season?
Hurricane Panels
Rollups & Accordions


mark's Satellites, inc.
3861 Hwy. 441 N.
Okeechobee, FL
(863) 467-7555
Lic. #886


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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.

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.


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Authorized Business
Telephone Systems


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Serving: Okeechobee, Glades, Hendry, Highlands,
Martin, St. Lucie & Indian River Counties
Since 1990


863-467-S090
403 S. Parrott Ave. Okeechobee
Contractor License Number: OCSL2740-01
sales@icsflorida.com www.icsflorida.com


INSURANCE PROTECTION
Health, Mortgage,
Income Protection, Life
& Medicare Supplement
& Part D
A+ RATED COMPANY
John Clark
Florida Licensed Agent
Toll Free: 866.278.9889
email: ugainsurance@yahoo.com
O il I'd *[]ieIe :i !


High quality. L'wer cost.
I ri j u lzu i : u r .6 1 1 it j e mi , h i r ,j u 'hiity )w r fjq
you-'p..I dat 3 Iou er ['C(e ,,.u .. r:j( I run III te- r' i t
Ir .l, you ire ,, I,:Ef i r .'l 31 II,T 5,' 1 r,,d y
Call 561-301-9346 to learn more.
Laurie Green, Adcahb Medical Coverages
Serving Okeechobee, Palm Beach
and Martin Counties
A Contracted General Agency for
SB '' fitueC rc4 BlueShield
'of lnoridu
HOW CAN BLUE HELP YOU?


PRINTING* RUBBER STAMPS MACHINES
FURNITURE COMPUTER SUPPLIES
LEGAL FORMS LAMINATING
OKEECHOBEE
OFFICE SUPPLY &
FURNITURE, INC.
114 S.W. 5TH Avenue
(863) 763-0297
800-741-3360
SHIPPING DELIVERY' FAX SERVICE
SERVICE AVAILABLE (863) 763-3012

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INSURANCE
1114 NW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 357-3001
Auto Homeowners Mobile
Home Flood Motorcycle RV
Se Habla Espaiol





100 NW PARK ST
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 357-2707
Pharmacy Phone:
(863) 357-1754
Drive Thru Pharmacy,
Open 24 Hours


O tyu^.BILL KEENE
a Licensed Real I
HORIZON PROPERTIES Estate r
Brian A. Hurst Consultant "
REALTOR 863-634-6797 9 \ "
561-602-6283 BANQUET FACLITIIES.AVAILABLE
BHurstC21@cs.com T' 1 W 7"'W. Ave
www.brianhurstc2.com o c e.OfoSR 70W Wt 1111 S. Pfarrtt Ave.
"m 0 4 9 m &Nw7thAve
6 OFFICES: OKEECHOBEE Jupiter Stuart, Bbby cer, Lie. E Broker 863-467-2224
t. St. Lue, Hobe Sound, Palm City, Tequesta Website: www.tucker-group.com


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Bill's Shoe Repair
HWy. 441 S 763-1187

JD16-1: DmIIu[elm 41- i".4 1 H4&1

Jim''Sm
PARTS PLACE
UsOd Auto & Truck Parts
220 N.E. 14th Avenue
(863) 763-2161
DELIVERY
AVAILABLE


Sqth Florida

Open EVERYDAY
10 a.m. 10 p.m.
www.florldatattoo.com
Welcome To Your
New Addictiontl
3077 Hwy. 70 E.
863-824-0828
S(Next to Bill's Mini Martni


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YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

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or email
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Brahman
Theatres III

For Info
Call
763-7202


K&N
Mobile Welding,nc..
Serving Okeechobee &
Surrounding Areas
(863) 634-1130
(863) 467-8835
Licensed & Insured
County #1517 -City #5681
Norris & Kim Newhouse, Owners


LikS4ANCI
Like a good neighbor,
State Farm is there.
204 N.E. 3rd Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 763-5561
statefarm.com



]^CHAMPIONM
Plastering & Stucco, Inc.
Since 1993
Residential New Construction
Commercial Additions
Interior, Exterior, Soffits,
Ceilings, TRAILER SKIRTS!


License #8428
& Insured


Gary Champion
863-763-2992


105 Hwy 98 North
Okoochobeoo -
863-763-9983
OPEN: Wed.- Sat. 4:30 P.M -10:00 P.M.


ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

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or email
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M wholesale
Delivery Available
Public Welcome
1650 Hwy. 70 E.
357-0303
OPEN ON SAT. 8:30A.M. 12:00P.M.
WALK-INS ONLY


Ifv ;Surfin'
,7 v^the
Net
HIGH SPEED
INTERNET SATELLITE
INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER
"Let Us Link You To The World"
709 N. Parrott Avenue *Okeechobee
(863) 763-2045
www.surfinthenet.net


PRICE PLUpA
0763-5959
Service Repair Remodel
"Your Personal Plumber"
After Hours
Eme ency Service
Available
S' State Reg. #RF11067148
Qualified Bus. #QB33125



KUHN'S
ROoFING
SERVICES, INC.
Roof Repairs
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #CCC057253
(863) 467-2382


ALL COAST
TRACTOR
%f S Branson Mahindra
\ViW^ & Woods Tractors
S and Equipment
2 Locations to Serve You
Okeechobee: 701 N. Parrott Ave.
(863) 467-7500
Alva: 6451 W. SR 80
(863) 674-1111
www.allcoasttractor.com
License #8228

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By the Sleeve or By
the Case
Supplies:
Industrial & Agricultural
Janitorial Cleaning Shop
Hardware Paper Products
TRI-CO SUPPLY, INC.
(863) 467-0333
2900 S.W. 3rd Terrace


ADVERTISE
YOUR BUSINESS
HERE

CALL 863-763-31,34
or e-mail
okecompo@strato.net



RON~DEE'S
Minor Repairs
"No Job too Big or too Small"
FREE ESTIMATES
Roof Coating
Handy Man's Special
Mobile Homes & More!
863-467-2917
License #2349 & #5698


qwikPACKliqfts!aJ-
for all your packing, shipping,
mailing & gift needs
HOURS: Mon.-Fr. 9:30am-5pm
Sat. 10am-2pm
3260 Hwy. 441 South
Okeechobee, FL
(863) 763-3158
Fax: (863) 763-3651
GiftShack05@aol.com


8Karns Tractor
I Service
Bushog Style Mowing
Overgrown Lots Mowed
Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)
License # 1472

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OKEECHOBEE
,4OOW DOOR
W Okeechobee,FL
NEW
LUCATIONI

1120 NW Park Street
863-357-1990
Stacy Scruggs, Owner


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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 at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre F "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. i- 1'-,,\ 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-
S7202.


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
S11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.


Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? ;, coine to your home
to discuss the required safety
equipment needed on your boat.
This service i .-e. ll -eceive
a cordial, inibormative and confi-
dential boat inspection. A vessel
safety check decal will be placed
on boats that meet all the require-
ments., Call (863) 467-3085 to
arrange a boat check.


Club will
care for ferrets"'
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwanted,
abandoned and injured ferrets. For
information, call (863) 763-4333.


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


Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a differ-
ence in the lives of others? Rauler-
son 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, after-
noon, and evening shifts are avail-
able. Many opportunities currently
exist. Please contact the lobby desk
at Raulerson Hospital for a Volun-
teer 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 Rehabilitation
Center, 14895 N.W 30th Terrace, is
seeking paper towels, old large
towels, blankets, old kennels, a
push lawnmower, gardening uten-
sils and laundry detergent. Anyone
wishing to donate any of the above
items is asked to call (863) 763-
4630.


You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for their
children, the question is whose
children are these? The answer is
they belong to all of us. You can
help abused and neglected chil-
dren by donating your operational
car, boat, truck or other vehicle to
Kids In Distress by calling (954)
390-7620. Kids In Distress is a com-
munity-supported agency dedicat-
ed to the care, treatment and pre-
vention of child abuse and neglect.
They have locations in Broward
and Palm Beach counties.


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

CHIHUAHUA, Male, Small,
Brown & 1 dirty white fiber-
glass Canoe. Missing
863-675-1497 Muse Area
DACHSHUND, Leopard Color,
Black & Grey Spots. Unique
looking. Male. Vic. of 15A &
15B. Reward. (863)697-1421
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
CORGI- to good loving home,
female, spayed, hsebroke,
needs lots of love
(863)228-7230
DOG- small female, mixed
breed, spayed, hsebrk, good
w/kids & other animals.
(772)215-5810
PIT BULL MIX- male, brindle,
free to good home.
(863)675-4697 LaBelle
WATER FILTER includes large
outside pump. Free, you
haul. (863)467-9228


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


Is Stress Ruining Your Rela-
tionships? Buy and Read
DIANETICS by L. Ron Hub-
bard Call (813)872-0722 or
send $8.00 to Dianetics,
3102 N. Habana Ave., Tam-
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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
AMERICA'S DRIVING ACADE-
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Offering 'courses In CDL A.
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ment options No registration
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DAIRY FOREMAN:
Exp./Bllingual Preferred
House, Phone, Lights
Provided. Call
634-1758 or 634-1756


ASSISTANT
MANAGER
&
SERVERS
AM & PM
Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
BADCOCK & MORE
Opening for F/T Sales Person.
Apply in person @512 WN
Park St. No phone calls pis.
COOK: Needed for childcare
center. Call (863)467-5588
orstop byTender Care
@ 604 SW 5th St.
Driver- DRIVERS LOOK.
Gene Hyde Trucking Co.
$700 to $1200/week. In
State & Southeast runs.
Must have 2 years CDL ex-
perience. (800)229-5248,
x219.
FARM MAINTENANCE
HANDYMAN
Shop skills required
(863)634-4968


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Ft. Drum Citgo needs overnight staff for the ser-
vice station on Florida's Turnpike. Applicants
must have a clan motor vehicle record. Benefits
include; higher pay for night shift, gas reim-
bursement, paid tolls, health insurance vaca-
tions, 401K and a pleasant work environment.
We will train all work responsibilities. Advance-
ment opportunities are available for people who
show initiative. South of Yeehaw Jct., we are ac-
cessible from Ft. Pierce, Okeechobee and Vero
Beach. Grab a job in the lane with Ft. Drum Citgo
mm 184 FL. Turnpike. 863-763-9383 DFWP
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Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Dickerson needs experienced
Loader/Trackhoe Operator.
M/F/V/D. EOE
DRUG TEST REQ'D
Call 772-429-4465


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


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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
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Driver needed for
medical office, part time,
Okeechobee area. Fax
resumes to 772-460-7927.
When you want something Shop from a gift catalog
sold, advertise In the that's updated regularly:
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The Okeechobee News is seeking an Ad
Services Team Member. This is a part time
position that could lead to full time
employment.
The right applicant will:
Have advanced PC computer skills
Have good people skills
Be a team player
Be organized l3
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle deadlines
Have previous sales experience with a
proven track record
Desire to be successful
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in:
Photoshop
Quark or Pagemaker
Adobe Acrobat
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay based on experience
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer







Okeechobee News

The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
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
T* Daily Okeohobee Naes Is An Equal Opportunity Emnployer





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



HOUSEKEEPING
~ Full Time -
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
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


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The Okeechobee News
is seeking a full time
Outside Sales Consultant.
The right applicant will:
Be enthusiastic
Be inquisitive
Be service oriented
Be highly motivated
Be a self-managed individual
Be well organized
Preferably have previous sales experience
Be a good team player
Be able to handle pressure'
Have computer skills,-
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer









MANAGEMENT


Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401k Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440


Driver-HIRING QUALIFIED
DRIVERS for Central Florida
Local & National OTR posi-
tions. Food grade tanker, no
hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
(800)741-7950.

Drivers CDL A "Honey I'm
Home...Every Weekend!"
Great Pay & Benefits! Special
Orientation Pay for Exp. Driv-
ers! Paid Training for School
Gradsl Cypress Truck Lines,
Inc. www.cypresstruck.com
(888)808-5846.

Drivers- BE IN DEMAND Plen-
ty of freight, Many Home
time Options. Low Cost CDL
Training Available, 100% Tui-
tion Reimbursement
(800)231-5209 www.Swift-
rucklngJobs.com.


HELP WANTED
Cashiers &
Medical Billing Clerks.
Apply in person only @
Okeechobee Discount Drugs
203 SW Park St.
HELP WANTED Earn Extra in-
come assembling CD cases
from any location. Start Im-
mediately No experience
necessary. (800)405-7619
Ext 425 www.easywork-
greatpay.com
Job Crafters, Inc. NOW HIR-
INGICI First Class Shipyard
Trades: Pipe Fitters, Structu-
ral Fitters, Structural Weld-
ers. Work in FL, AL Over
Time + Per Diem UP TO
$23./hour. Toll-Free:
800)371-7504 Phone:
251)433-1270 Fax:
251)433-0018.
IMMEDIATE OPENING
For experienced Cook.
Call Sandy @ Ranchers
Restaur',t. (863)763-8115


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Currently has an opening for
*LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE*
View the job announcements and apply online
athttps://peoplefirst.myflorida.com/logon.htm
For assistance with the People First website, you may contact
the applicant customer service at 1-877-562-7287,
TTY users call 1-866-221-0268.
Job closing date is close of business April 28, 2006
EEO/AAP/VP Employer


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TEACHER,
(Temp. P/T)


(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


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

IMMEDIATE OPENING
OKEECHOBEE SURVEY OFFICE
Survey Crew Chief
Hourly pay range $20-$25/hr.
40+ hours/week. Must have
valid DL anr irinlpur iat ri.
Call 863-357-6688
In-Store Demonstrators,
Product Samplers, and Coor-
dinators Needed! Experience
Preferred. $9-$11 per hour.
info@facetimepromo.com.
Download an Application
from: http://www.facetime-
promo.com.
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 FOR 2006
POSTAL JOBS $18/hour
Starting, Avg. Pay $57K/year
Federal Benefits, Paid Train-
ing and Vacations No Experi-
ence Needed!
(800)584-1775 Ref #P4901
0/0 Driver FFE, The F/S is
higher here! $1.11 Avg.
$2,000 sign-on $2,600 Re-
ferral Bonus. Base Plate pro-
vided. No truck no problem.
Low payment with short
lease. (800)569-9298.

Route Sales
Interstate Brands Corp.,
home of Twinkles and
Merita Bread needs
ROUTE SALES DRIVERS.
Sell & deliver to estblsd.
accts. HS dip./equiv. &
Class A/B license req. Prior
R/S exp. a plus. Great pay
and benefits. Drug Free
workplace. Apply in person
Okeechobee
One Stop Career Ctr,
209 SW Park St
or fax resume
407-843-4559, EEOC/AAE
Minorities, women, all other
encouraged to apply.

THERAPISTS WANTED- LI-
CENSED SLPS in Miami-
Dade and Broward counties.
Bilingual a plus. Per diem &
F/T. Bliinguals Inc. Child &
Parent Services,
(866)696-0999 x103
www.bilingualsinc.com.


TRACTOR DRIVER
Need for local farm
(863)634-0548

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



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



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


Sales: $400,000 +/yr How
Good Are You? Retiring Mil-
lion Marketer seeks TWO
sales professionals to teach
my business to. Top produc-
ers currently averaging
$30-$40K per month.
PLEASE, serious Inquiries
only. Goji Intl, LLC. Commis-
sion/Bonuses
(800)605-8675.

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




A COOL TRAVEL Job. Now hir-
ing (18-24 positions).
Guys/Gals to work and travel
entire USA. Paid training,
transportation, lodging fur-
nished. Call today, Start to-
day. (877)646-5050.
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!


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WINDOWS (6) aluminum
crank outs 29.5W x 52"L
with screen, $25
(863)763-1997

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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins./Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer,.Video 580
Crafts. Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.'
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools 9 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
BTU's, Poi,,i wrl, $130. or
will separate.
(863)612-0992
AIR CONDITIONER 5 ton,
hardly used. As is. $800 Call
Steve (239)564-2173 La-
Belle
AIR CONDITIONER Large
room, $175.
(863)763-8548..


AMERICAN OAK DRESSER-
1800's, Excellent condition,
$500. or best offer.
(863)675-4201'
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/', Back 19",
Padded seat & back $50.
(863)946-1896
WHISKEY BARRELS (2) -
About 100 years old. $1200
or best offer for both or will
sep.(863)634-5821


FREEZER, Chest Type, Small,
Runs good. $75.
(863)634-5402
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
cuft, $100 (863)946-3822
WASHER & DRYER- 6 mos
old, like new, $400
(863)467-6030



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



BUILDING SALE! "Plus Free
Bonus!" 20x32 Now $4100.
25x42 $6200. 30x52 $9800.
40x82 $18,400. Extensive
range of sizes and models.
Ends/accessories optional.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.
CARPORT FRAME: 16X25,
Heavy Duty, Metal. $220.
(863)763-3153



ATTIC STAIRS: Pull Down
Type. Fits opening 21 1/2 x
532. $50. (863)675-5929
BATHROOM VANITY TOP -
21" Marble, w/sink & faucet.
$30. (863)763-8548.
KITCH. CAB DOORS- oak


risers, $30.


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


CLOTHES, Little Girls, size.
6-8, Designer. 50 items. All
for $500 or will sell sep.
(863)467-4253


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
SWEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-0257



NEW
FURNITURE
FOR LESS !
Lamps $17,100-Barstools
$39up, SO-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
50-table and 4 chairs $397up,
200-Recliners $297up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4FC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroom
tables $97up,
100-Headboards $79up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North
Sebring FL
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot

BR SUITE- 5pc, Golden Har-
vest, Simmons bedding, bed,
2 dressers, stands, mirror,
chest, $800 (863)467-8481
CAPTAINS BED- with 6 draw-
ers, $250 (863)261-1117
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
DRESSER Large, 9 drawers.
Antique handles, exc. cond.
Hard wood. $30
(863)763-3830/697-6507


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38 CAL Stainless steel, 5
shot revolver, 2" barrel, cus-
tomer grips, like new, $395
(863)467-6696
T/C ARMS SUPER CONT. 14"
Bull barrel 35 cal. Bushnell
Phantom 2.5 scope $400.
(863)763-4961



BOWFLEX ULTIMATE Like
new, has leg extension, paid
over $2000, will sell for
$800. (863) 467-7676
HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243


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


STEPS, w/rail 3
(772)201-8932


DRESSER w/24x36 Mirror.
$10. (863)467-8681
D/RM TABLE- Claw foot, leaf,
4 chairs, China cab. hutch
$175. 863-635-0843 or
803-417-7959
ENTER CENTER- Rattan, ask-
ing $150 (863)674-0963
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Bush, for 32" tv. Like new.
$125. (863)697-6077
ETAGERE- China 4 shelf, ask-
ing $150, very nice
(863)674-0963
FUTON BUNK BED, w/match-
ing desk. Full sz bottom &
single sz on top. 8" mattress.
$225. (863)357-3863
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
SHELVING UNITS 2 match-
ing, cream w/black bkgrd.
5'x2', $100 for both.
(863)674-0098.
SOFA- full length, light colors.
Used only 3 months. Like new!
Reduce to $225. Please call
863-467-0670
SOFA & LOVESEAT 6 mths.
old. Pd. $2000, asking
$1500 or best offer.
(863)634-5821 call any-
time.
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
WRITING DESK, 17"x43"
$75.(863)763-8943
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Drinks, Soda, Snacks, Can-
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Services



Babysitting '105
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. # OCS2732-01



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



ALL PERSONAL INJURY. AC-
CIDENT WRONGFUL DEATH
AUTO.. MOTORCYCLE..
TRUCK.. PREMISE.. PROD-
UCT SLIP & FALL..PEDES-
TRIAN.ANIMAL BITES A-A-
A ATTORNEY Referral Ser-
vice (800)733-5342. 24 Hrs
100's of Lawyers Statewide.
DIVORCE$275-$350 COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
(8am-7m) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.


PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott's Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553


w/handles & hinges, 1 pr
24x20, 5pr 32x20, 1pr
32x28, $45 (863)763-1997
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335
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. 171/2x61. $50.
(863)675-5929

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purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
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BLOOD PRESSURE MONI-
TOR- Digital, Wrist, Brand
new. Never been used.
$39.99 (863)467-1120
LIFT CHAIR, Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949
LIFT CHAIR- Pride. Great con-
dition $375. Firm
(863)635-3540
POWER CHAIR- Jet 3, Fairly
new, Works great. Excellent
condition $400.
(863)467-8094


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from Home. *Medical,
*Business, *Paralegal,
*Computers *Criminal Jus-
tice. Job placement assis-
tance. Computer provided.
Financial aid if qualified.
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neTidewaterTech.com.
DE-HUMIDIFIER- '99, Used
very little. Like new $100.
(863)467-1110
PENS & PENCILS (2) asking
$15 (863)634-1374
UNRUST.COM Stop irrigation
rust stains. Tired of chemi-
cals that do not work? UN-
RUST beats them all!
Guaranteed! Save money &
eliminate rust stains!
www.UNRUST.com.



ENGLEHARDT BASS- stand,
ig bag and electric hook up,
1200 or best offer
(863)635-5826
Organ, 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
Shop here IIrstl
The classified ads


CAT- Cute, gray with white
markings. 3yrs old Neutered
& declawed. To Good Home
Only! $50. (863)634-3841
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
DONKEY- lyr old, male, $100
(561)644-5418 or
(954)465-6614
GERMAN SHEPHERD- female,
spayed, 3yrs old, home must
.have fenced yard $50
(863)357-3026.
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS:
AKC, 4 male, 1 fem., 1st shots
& wormed, blk/tan, parents on
prem., $600. (863)447-6619
PARROT CAGE- White w/
playpen on top. Good condi-
tion $85. (863)357-0037
Okeechobee


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DEMO HOMESITES WANTED
NOW! For the NEW Kayak
Pool! The Above Ground
Pool with In-Ground Fea-
tures! Unique Opportunity.
SAVE Up to $4,000. Call
(866 34 -7560 FREE ESTI-
MATES! Financing.


POOL TABLE- 8', Full size pool
table, great cond. Burgundy
felt, Pool sticks, Many ac-
cess. $675. neg. 634-2094



CAR AMPLIFIER Kenwood,
900 watt max. $120
(863)824-0776
SUBWOOFER 15" MA Audio
in sealed or ported box.
$120(863)824-0776

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purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classllelds.



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
TRUSSED ANTENNA-70 ft, 10
ft sections, with base, mast
& hardware. $400. or best
offer. (863)675-4201


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
SCROLL SAW, 16". $75
(863)467-6797
VARIOUS ASSORTMENT OF
TOOLS- Hand tools, Ladder,
Yard tools & more! Take all
for $150.(863)635-0474
WELDER, Hobart: 49 hrs. on
Hobbs Meter. $2500.
(863)357-4595


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S.Park
Call 863-763-5553


Agriculture



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




IND. PARTS TRACTOR- John
Deere 440, w/shuttle, $200
(863)357-3981
TRACTOR- Ferguson, 1951,
exc cond., w/new bush hog,
$4500 or best offer,
(863)763-3679/697-3108


APHA PAINT MARE 6 yrs.
Experienced rider only.
Sweet & pretty. $1500
(863)258-3838
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
REG. APP. GELDING 14yrs.
Kid safe but also a good ride
.for beginner to adv. adult.
$1500 (863)638-4006



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

-an&Uadn 80


LAWN TRAILER: New, 3x4 Ft.,
Stainless Steel w/Balloon
.Tires. $150. (863)357-5754
MTD CLASSIC- 46" cut, needs
lower deck & battery, $100
(863)763-4982
RIDING MOWER- 6 mos old,
asking $800 (863)467-6030
RIDING MOWER, TORO,
Wheel Horse, 44" cut, $650
(863)612-1018
RIDING MOWER- Yardman,
S42", with 15HP Kohler mtr,
$225 (863)675-0548
SNAPPER 30"- rear engine,
$600 86031517-2077 La-
Belle


TURF ROLLER- 4ft, asking
$100 (863)357-3981


Rentals



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



APTS. 2BR/1BA, $800 mo.,
1st, last & $400 sec. dep. to
move in. Call (863)763-9225
or stop by 406 SW 2nd St.
EFFICIENCY: Off Hwy. 70.
Fully furnished w/util., dishes,
linen, etc. $800 mo. + 1st,
last & sec. (863)801-4949
FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between 9-4
pm daily (863)357-2044
ONE BEDROOM: ON WATER
$450. mo. includes electric.
$300 sec. dep.
863-824-8718/813-426-5152



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




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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



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


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Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




CITY: 2BR, iBA 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 ESTATES- 11 yr old
frame house 2BR/2BA, w/gar.
500 sq ft. Rec. room, -Pool,
Steam cabinet, Sauna cabinet
Treadmill & Weight equip
$155,000. Broker protected.
(772)597-6158 or
(954)801-6158
NEWLY REMODELED: 3
Bdrm., 2 Ba., Garage, In the
city. Large yard. $1000. mo.
(863)781-1317/634-1554
OKEE. REDUCED PRICE
$144,900. Convert SWMH
2br 2ba New roof & paint on
private lake Only minutes
from lake Okee. Bring offers
Call Levi Von Zamft
(561)262-1302
Keller Williams Realty.
RIVERRUN RESORT: 3 Bdrm.,
2 Ba. Homes of Merit. Has
carport. Nice quiet area. Call
for more info. (719)325-9595
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES
BY OWNER
Spacious House on Captive
Lake, 3BR, 2BA, Dock,
Utility Bldg.,
$159,500 or Best
Reasonable Offer.
Inspection Sat- Sun 10- 5
Home will be sold Sunday
Nightto HIGHEST BIDDER
(863)467-0128



HUNT ELK, Red Stag, Buffalo,
Whitetail, Fallow-Guaranteed
hunting license $5.00; Sea-
son 8/25/06-3/31/07. We
have a No-Game-No Pay
policy. Book nowl Days
(314)209-9800; Evenings
(314)293-0610.





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

LAKE OKEECHOBEE 320ac
w/5000sq ft +/-, SR78
Hwy frontage. Across from
full service marina & retail
center. Residential & Com-
mercial Future Land Use
Designation. Great invest-
ment potential at $9 million
Drew Drake & Co. RE Broker
(239)433-0433
drewdrake.com
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



ADIRONDACK LAND SALE! 20
acres -was 39,900 NOW
$29,900 Escape to the Adi-
rondack Mtns of NY State!
Woods, Black River access,
beautiful bldg site! Town rd,
survey, great terms! Call now
(800)890-7927.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. ESCAPE TO BEAUTIFUL
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS.
FREE COLOR BROCHURE &
INFORMATION. MOUNTAIN
PROPERTIES WITH SPEC-
TACULAR VIEWS HOMES,
CABINS, CREEKS & INVEST-
MENT ACREAGE. Cherokee
Mountain GMAC Real Estate.
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty com (800)841-5868


BEAUTIFUL TEXAS LAND! 20
Acres. Only 8 Miles East of
Pecos and 3 Miles North of
1-20. Roads, References,
Surveyed. $13,500. $500.
Down-$135. Per Month. No
Credit Check!
(800)887-3006 Hurry! Limit-
ed Quantity,
COASTAL GEORGIA. Land for
sale by owner. Private golf
community designed by Fred
Couples / Davis Love. Mari-
na/Tennis/Pool/Fitness.
Jeckyll/ St Simons Island
$119,900 Call
(315)529-1277.
FL LAND BARGAINS. Opportu-
nities to own your own farm,
ranch woodland or lakefront
homestead. Old Florida at Its,
best! Still affordable! Call
(866)352-2249 or
www.fllandbargains.com.
Lakefront and. Lakeview Prop-
erties Nestled in the hills of
Tennessee on the shores of
pristine Norris Lake. Call
lakeside, Realty at
(423)626-5820 Or visit
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
LAKEFRONT.PROPERTY IN TN
Waterfront, view & estate
homesites. 1 to 40 acres
from the $40s. Situated
around a 45,000 acre lake.
Just 90 min to Nashville.
New building sites just re-
leased. Call owner
(866)339-4966.
Large Mtn. Land Bargains,
High Elevation. Adjoins Pris-
tine State Forest, 20+:AC to
350 AC. Sweeping Mtn.
Views, Streams. www.live-
inwv.com. -
"Location, Location, Location"
Time, to Buy. INVESTORS &
BUILDERS, Great Buildable
Lots For Sale in one of Flori-
da's Fastest Growing Areas
Fort Myers. (888)558-0032.
MURPHY, NORTH CARpLINA
AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD
WINTERS Affordable Homes
& Mountain Cabins Land
CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE
(877)837-2288 EXIT REAL-
MOUNTAIN VIEW PROP-
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www.exitmurphy.com.
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AI 772-468-8306


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
HONDA CMX 250, 2003, ex-
cellent condition $1800
(863)517-2077 La Belle
MINI CHOPPER- really good
cond, paid $800 asking
$500 (863)673-1877
SCOOTER- '04 Honda Elite 80,
Excellent condition. 1300 mi.
Red, $1700 (863)763-6646
YAMAHA TTR125, 2001, off
road, excel. cond. $1300
(863)763-4982


rand: Sale 1040 1


CAR DOLLY, '04, like new,
used 2 times, $875 or best
offer (863)697-9704
ENGINE & TRANS- '97 Toyota
Corrola 1.8, runs good cond.
low miles, $600
(772)216-9002
ENGINE, 3208 Caterpillar,
Like new. (Ran in truck for
only 20 min.) $2500.
863-673-5852 / 612-5413
FORD F150 '79- 351 Windsor,
engine good for rebuild,
ood trans, body rough,
300 (863)675-2759

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Land Sale


Western New Mexico Private
74 Acre Ranch $129,990
Mt. views, .trees, rolling hills,
pastureland, wildlife, borders
BLM. Picturesque homesite
at 6,700' elevation. Horse-
back riding, hiking, hunting.
Perfect family ranch, elec-
tricity. 100% financing.
NALC (866)365-2825.



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

Mobile Homes

Mobile Home Lots 2005

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




OKEE. 12'x36' RV lbr, 1ba
10'x40' FL rm, 14'x24' car-
port, Hot tub, New Kit., Exc.
landscaping, Adult Park. Lot
rent. $184., $18,000. Neg.
(863)357-0060



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)763-7613

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

863-467-4555





Recreation



Boats 3005
Ca mpersRVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles-ATVs 3035



FIBERGLASS BOAT- 16', older
1hdilt-ri, r exc shape
needs motor & seats. $800.
ask forNick 863-697-8108
JOHN BOAT- 14',.Complete
with 9.8hp Evinrude out-
board. motor $700.
-(863)675-0129
PONTOON, 24', 90hp John-
son, bimini top, no trailer,
ready to fish or cruise, $3000
or best offer. (863)634-3107
or (863)634-5471
e-mail: rman605@aol.com
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
CAMPER/TRAVEL TRAILER,
22 Ft., Dual Axel w/Air Condi-
tioning. $2500 or best offer.
(863)763-8828
FLAGSTAFF- '05 Lite weight,
27', Loaded, No road mi.
New $21,300. Sacrifice for
$16,500. 610-1036
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
TRAVEL TRAILER TIRES (3)
ST225-75R15 D Rated. Good
tread. Look new. $150 for all,
will sep. (863)467-6696



MARINER, 1993 175HRP 25"
lower unit, runs great,
$2200. Call 863-697-6095.
TROLLING MOTOR: MINKOTA
2002, 55 Ibs. thrust. Excellent
shape. $300. or best offer.
(863)801-1620


KAZUMA 250 E, '03- asking
$1200 or best offer
(863)357-4744 after 6pm
SUZUKI LT 80, 4 wheeler,
runs good, very good cond.,
oversized tires, $650.
(863)467-6964
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 Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 40-45
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
SVans 40701)



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 mls. Good con-
dition. 1 Owner. Book=$6850
Asking $5800. 863-467-1301
JAGUAR '02 X-type, great
condition, 33,2001' loaded.
w/rims. Needs tir-.:. 1801030i
neg. (239)462-2678 Felda
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



NISSAN STANZA 1985, Cherry
condition. Runs good for 20
year old car. $1200 cash.
(561)358-6307
OLDS INTRIGUE GLS- '2000,
Low mi, Leather, Loaded. All
power, Prem. wheels, Spoil-
er $9500. (863)697-2906
OLDSMOBILE ALERO 1999,
Low mileage. Excellent condi-
tion. $8000. (863)467-4603
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
VOLKSWAGON JETTA, '86, 4
cyl, auto, good tires, cold
a/c, $1500 or best offer.
(863)763-9592


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


CADILLAC FLEETWOOD 1959,
New mufflers, Battery, Tune
Up. Exc. cond. Beautiful car.
$8500 863-357-7214 after 5p


BRONCO, 4x4, 1978, orig.
owner, $2495
(863)612-1018
BRONCO 11 '89 New trans. 4
good tires & battery. 60k since
rebuilt engine. $1750
(863)805-8789
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,
reen w/ top no charger,
1095(863)675-1472
GOLF CART- Club Car, lights,
curtains, hi speed, $1600
(772)332-6623


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Products and services.


NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT/AMEND RULES OF
THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
AFFECTED RULES: 40E-1.021, 40E-1.5095, 4001.511, 40E-1.603, 40E-1.6058,
40E-1.6065, 40E-1.6105, 40E-1.6107, 40E-1.615, 40E-4.021, 40E-4.091,
40E-4.101, 40E-4.321, 40E-4.381, 40E-61.020, 40E-61.031, 40E-61.042,
40E-61.321,40E-61.381t, 40E-400.211,40E-400.475
SUMMARY: The proposed rule amendmedments will accommodate notice, delivery and
receipt Of documents through electronic media.
TIME AND DATE OF HEARINGS: 9:00 a.m., June 14,2006
LOCATION: South Florida Water Management District Headquarters, B-1 Auditori-
um, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406. For further informa-
tion please contact Ronda Wise, 1-800-432-2045, extension 6500, or
(561) 682-6500, e-mail: rwise@sfwmd.gov, or for procedural Issues, Jan Sluth,
Paralegal, 1-800-432-2045, extension 6299, or (561)682-6299, email:
isluth@sfwmd.gov. Appeals of any South Florida Water Management District
Board decision require a record of the proceedings. Affected persons are advised
that it may be necessary for them to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceeding is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is
to be based. Persons with disabilities or handicaps who need assistance may
contact the South Florida Water Management District Clerk's Office at
(561) 682-2087 at least two business days in advance to make appropriate ar-
rangements.
130403 ON/CGS 5/4/06

NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER THE ABANDONMENT
OF A PLATTED RIGHT-OF-WAY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee
County, Florida will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 9:00 am
in the Okeechobee County Courthouse, Commission Meeting Room, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida. The purpose of the hearing is to receive public com-
ments in consideration of the abandonment of a county right-of-way in Okeecho-
bee Park subdivision and that Is further described as follows:
All of the alley.right-of-way in Block 48, Okeechobee Park subdivision, .
according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 35, public records
of Okeechobee County, Florida.
A copy of this notice will be available for public inspection at the Planning and De-
velopment Department, 499 NW 5th Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida each weekday
except holidays between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. ,
All interested parties and citizens shall have the opportunity to be heard at this public
hearing. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the Board of County
Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this hearing will need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made and that the record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence upon whiclhthe appeal is based. County Clerk
tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records of the Clerk.
John Abney, Sr., Chairman
Shafon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
Petition B-2006-0026
129760 ON 4/26/06


MITSUBISHI EXPO '94 -
Blown trans. New tires, cold
3'i new exhaust, p/w,
criuie 1$500 (239)368-6771
PONTIAC SUNBIRD '92 For
parts. You tow. f.300 firm
(863)467-1484 Ask for
Linda or leave mess.
POSI DIFF 8.5" GM, $150 or
best offer. Call
(863)467-8856.
TIRES, (4), Dunlop GT 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 1
TOW BAR & BASE PLATE: For
a Geo Metro. $150 or best
offer. (863)735-1753
TOW BAR- Stowmaster, Used,
'on a Saturn, Can be adapted
to any vehicle. $150.
(863)763-6757
TRANSMISSION Rebuilt
7004R, $300 or best offer.
Call (863) 467-8856


CAMPER TOP- For a Ford
F-150. In Great cond. It is
notthe aluminum type.
$250. (863)674-0825 LaBelle
DODGE RAM 25001997, Ext.
Cab w/Cummins diesel. Long
bed w/goose neck hitch.
$5995 (863)673-0648
FORD F150 '87 Runs good.
Need to sell! $900 or best
offer. Call Deanne anytime.
(863)634-5143 -
FORD XLT F150 '92- 2 wh
drive, long bed, AC works,
$2500 (863)634-7574
GMC SHORT BED '74 Good
cond, Needs motor & trans-
mission. Good Cab, bed, in-
terior,$1,500 772)519-3979
GMC SONOMA PU, '92, 6 cyl.,
auto, cold a/c, economical &
well maintained, $2450.
863-484-0110.
TOYOTA- '87, 2WD, 4 cyl, Au-
to, A/C, Excellert condition
$2500. (863)632-9166
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classifieds


GMC YUKON '02- fully loaded,
59K, $14,000,
(863)467-8690
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
DUMP CART: 10 cubic feet.
$25.(863)763-0215
EQUIP TRLR- 20ft, 5th wheel,
ramps, tool box, 8 x 14.5
tires,. 2 axle, $2200
(863)697-9704
UTILITY TRAILER, 4 Ft. W x 9
Ft. L. $200. (863)763-0215


CHEVY 2500- '87, cold air, 1
owner. Runs good $1150.
863)674-0837 or
63-673-0782 LeBelle
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
99 Some damage/mech.
probs., am/fm/cd, p/I, p/w,
a/c. $600 (863)763-0920
FORD AREOSTAR 1990,
Runs Great. Dependable.
Asking $800.
S(239)657-2461
FORD F150 CONVERSION
VAN 1993, Excellent transpor-
tation. Very cold A/C. Asking
$2000 neg. (863)357-6847


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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

IN THE CIRCUIT COURTING AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2006-CP-83
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DENNIS ROSS BOWLBY,
a/k/a DENNIS R. BOWLBY,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of DEN-
NIS ROSS BOWLBY a/k/a DENNIS R.
BOWLBY, deceased, whose date of
death was January 18, 2006, and
whose Social Security Number is
I: I'. l '. I , .u I '1ui]

Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The
,',,T:1,: i ,l iYr,: ..I tr,,,ir., U,.'
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
i,]i.!( :i i]',I. ':ilr !' V A. ,)k'- I'.,T J
three months after the dat of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OF THIRTY
DAYS OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE..
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD,
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is April 26,2006.
Patricia A. Morgan
Personal Repsentative
121 S.W. 21st Avenue
i:'FJr EL , O r'.:1. A
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ky: m W. Conely, Ill
1 ,:- 1) a I :f. ,4

NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS ACTION
TO: David Rocky,
Respondent
FROM: Confidential Clerk of
Family Court
Adoption House, Inc., Petition-.
er, has brought a civil action
(Petition #06-04767)
against you to terminate your
parental rights in your
childrenn:
Minor Male, DOB: 8/8/2005
A hearing has been scheduled
at the Family Court, 500 King
St., Wilmington, DE 19801,
Delaware, on 5/17/06 at
11:00AM.

If you do not appear at the
hearing, the Court may ter-
minate your parental rights
without your appearance.
The name of the other parent
of the above-mentioned
children) and a copy of the
petition can be obtained by
contacting the Confidential
Clerk at Family Court,'
(302) 255-0244.

IF YOU WISH TO BE REPRE-
SENTED BY AN ATTORNEY
IN THIS MATTER BUT CAN-
NOT AFFORD ONE, YOU
MAY BE ENTITLED TO HAVE
THE COURT APPOINT AN
ATTORNEY TO REPRESENT
YOU FOR FREE. FOR MORE
INFORMATION, PLEASE
CONTACT THE CONFIDEN-
TIAL CLERK AT FAMILY
COURT, (302) 255-0245.
127477 ON 4/12,19,26/06

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