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Vol. 97 No. 118 Friday, April 28, 2006 50$ Plus tax


Man charged with
bilking woman
An Okeechobee man has
been jailed on a misdemeanor
charge of contracting without a
license, while the 82-year-old
woman who hired him is report-
edly out over $3,000.
Joe Louis Garza, 27, N.E.
62nd Ave., in Okeechobee, has
also been charged with the
felonies of exploitation of the
elderly and grand theft. He has
been booked into the Okee-
chobee County Jail under a bond
of $155,000.
Garza was arrested Tuesday,
April 25, by Detective M.D.
Faulkner of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO)
after the elderly woman contact-
ed Sheriff Paul May on Friday,
April 21, with her problem.
"It was an excellent job by
Marty," said Sheriff May. "He was
very quick and very thorough."

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' Okeechobee News/Loma Jablonski
Joyce Bond displayed a copy of her latest idea, the pet' album that she traveled
to China to'have published.

Woman goes to China to fulfill dream

By Loma Jablonskid
Okeechobee News
Joyce Bond is an animal
lover. Her pet family includes
two Arabian horses, a half-Ara-
bian horse, a Siamese kitten and
two Great Danes.
Ms. Bond is also a dreamer
and inventor. She takes the
problems of daily life and
invents solutions for them. She
developed daily prescription
labels to keep track of when a
prescription is taken, and sold
them to several Florida West
Coast pharmacies.
She was the personal care-
giver for a family member suffer-
ing from Alzheimer's. During
this time, she became acutely
aware of the problems facing
caregivers in dealing with these
patients. She developed a line of
specialty clothing that enabled
patients to retain their dignity
while giving their caregivers
easy access for personal hygiene
Ms. Bond's love of animals
gave her an idea that she devel-
oped into a pet album entitled
"My Dog's Album/My Dog's
Life." Actually, there are four dif-
ferent pet albums; one for dogs;
one for cats; one for horses; and,
one generic book for other types
of pets.
This album is similar to ones
that many parents keep for their

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Sixty-six-year-old Sam
Crutchfield of Fort Pierce was
attacked by an alligator while fly
fishing on Lake Istokpoga Mon-
day afternoon. The alligator,
which is believed to be at least
10 feet long, grabbed Mr.
Crutchfield by the hip as he
stood in 41-inch deep water.
"I had been wade fishing off
the south end of Big Island for
over three-and-one-half hours
without a bite. Around noon I

moved into the deeper water.
Suddenly, I was knocked side-
ways," said Mr. Crutchfield.
"Something locked onto me by
the right hip and wouldn't let go.
I started punching him as hard
as I could. He finally released me
and I took off toward our flats
boat. I called to my partner that I
had been bitten and he would-
n't believe me.
"He still wouldn't believe me
until I dropped my shorts and
you could see the imprint of its
teeth around my hip. My leg is so
bruised that it looks like I've

been hit by a car going 80 miles
an hour," added Mr. Crutchfield,
a fifth-generation Floridian.
According to Mr. Crutchfield,
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) sent trappers out to the
island to catch the alligator
Wednesday morning. However,
they couldn't locate it because
there were over 100 alligators on
the island over that were 10 feet
in length, or longer.
"I didn't see any alligators
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schedule to visit The Great Wall o China.
new babies. There are pages for Embas in Washington, D.C.,
the date of birth of the pet, the for assistance in contacting a
names of its veterinarian and publisher in China."
staff, its immunization records, Ms. Bond worked with the
growth chart records, pedigree Chinese publisher for almost a
and numerous pages for pic- year trying to convey to them
tures. what she had in mind. Finally,
Ms. Bond was forced to tray- she decided to travel to China to
el to China to find a publisher for meet with the publisher face-to-
these pet albums. face.
"I spent three months, a lot On April 8, she and her
of money and a great deal of grandson Dillon Algire traveled
time trying to find a publisher in to China. The trip itself was an
the United States to handle this experience of a lifetime. They

project," explained Ms. Bond. "I
finally called the Chinese

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With the weather warming up and breeding season having
begun, alligators are becoming more active. This big guy
enjoyed his dinner at the FWC dock on the Rim Canal.

Wading fly fisherman is

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Handyman charged with bilking woman

By E&Kopp
Okeechobee News
An Okeechobee man has been
jailed on a misdemeanor charge of
contracting -
without a
license, while
the 82-year-old
woman who
hired him is
reportedly out
over $3,000.
Joe Louis
Garza, 27, N.E.
62nd Ave., in Joe Louis
Okeechobee, Garza
has also been
charged with
the felonies of exploitation of the
elderly and grand theft. He has
been booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a bond of

Garza was arrested Tuesday,
April 25, by Detective M.D. Faulkn-
er of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) after the
elderly woman contacted Sheriff
Paul May on Friday, April 21, with
her problem.
"It was an excellent job by
Marty," said Sheriff May. "He was
very quick and very thorough."
The sheriff went on to say that
he and his department are not
going to tolerate the exploitation of
the elderly.
According to Detective Faulkn-.
er, Garza was hired by the woman
to do handyman work around her
home. Garza was supposed to do
such things as electrical work,
hang a new door and replace a
beam under her home.

"She always paid in advance
for work that he never did," said
Detective Faulkner. "She gave him
$380 for a breaker box that he
never purchased. She needed a
door and wrote him a check for
$400. She also paid him $450 for a
wood beam that he never pro-
He went on to say that she
even gave Garza her credit card so
that he could purchase supplies.
However, said Detective Faulkner,
Garza used the woman's credit
card to pay some of his personal
The detective said the woman
confronted Garza about use of the
card and he admitted to her that
he did use it to pay for some per-
sonal expenses. But, continued
the detective, Garza told the

woman they would just deduct
what he spent from what she was
going to owe him, and the
woman agreed.
"She got no money back from
him at all," said Detective Faulkner.
"She gave him every opportunity
from January until March to make
things right, but he didn't do it
"She admits now that she was
taken. But, she thought she could
trust him," he added.
Detective Faulkner said in one
instance, some electrical work
had to be done. He said Garza
hired an electrician to do the
work. Garza told the woman the
work would cost $600. The electri-
cian charged $400 to do the job,
so Garza paid him and allegedly
kept the remaining $200, added
the detective.

Second man charged in robbery case

A second arrest has been
made in connection with the
alleged beating and robbery of
an Okeechobee man sometime
during the early morning hours
of April 24.
Jeremiah Nathan Bockoras,
24, N.E. Fourth St., Okeechobee,
was arrested April 26 by Deputy
Raul Marrero of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office arid
charged with robbery, aggravat-
ed battery and grand theft. He
was booked into the Okee-
chobee County Jail under a bond
of $150,000.
Bobby Mitchel Kemp, 20,

N.W. Park St., Okeechobee, was
arrested earlier this week by
Deputy Mar-
rero and
charged with
battery and
grand theft
His bond was
also set at
The two Jeremiah
men were Nathan
arrested in Bockoras
with the alleged beating of 56-

year-old Eduardo Aguirre Solis.
OCSO reports indicated that the
victim was apparently robbed of
approximately $2,000.
Mr. Solis was transported to
St. Mary's Hospital in West Palm
Beach with a fractured skull.
OCSO Sergeant Robert Staton
said the man was bruised all
about his upper body, his lips
were swollen and his eyes were
swollen so badly he could barely
"He looked like somebody
had used him for a punching
bag," said Sgt. Staton in an earli-

Brothers face charges Gator

of theft and forgery

T7o brothers have been arrest-
ed by a detective with the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) in connection with the
theft and forgery of some checks.
Gary Gene Miller, 21, N.E. 51st
Court, and Joseph Martin Miller,
19, of the same Okeechobee
address, were arrested Wednes-
day, April 26, by Detective Richard
Gary Miller was charged with
two counts of forgery, two counts
of grand theft and two counts of
uttering a forged instrument. His
total bond was set at $15,000. His
brother, Joseph Miller, has been
charged with three counts of for-
gery, three counts of grand theft
and three counts of uttering a
forged instrument. He was
booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a bond of

Gary uene,

Martin Miller

Detective Durfee said the two
men cashed checks totaling
about $2,200. He said they wrote
the checks much like they were
payroll checks. Gary allegedly
wrote two checksto his brother
Joseph, who the catshed them,
said the detective.
The detective went on to say
that Joseph wrote three checks to
his brother, Gary, who then
cashed the instruments.

Woman arrested in

connection with check theft

A woman who allegedly stole
a check from her soon-to-be ex-
husband and wrote it for $15,000
has been
arrested on
felony charges.
Cheryl M.
Alvarez, 41,
N.W. 24th
Drive, was
arrested April
26 and charged
with burglary
of a dwelling, Cheryl
forgery and Alvarez
uttering a
forged instru-
ment She was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail under a
bond of $7,500.
According to the arresting offi-

cer, Detective M.D. Faulkner of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), Alvarez deposited
the forged instrument into her
bank account. She then used the
funds to pay bills and buy a truck,
he added.
"She used some of it to pay
bills because she was about to
lose everything," said the detec-
He said the couple had been
married for a number of years,
but have been separated for
about two months and are in the
process of getting a divorce.
Alvarez was not on her husband's
account and did not have his per-
mission to take the check, said
Detective Faulkner.

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before I was bitten, but spotted
two others as I headed in," said Mr.
Crutchfield. "I feel that there is a
major problem on Istokpoga. If
you can't even get a bite fly fishing
in three-and-one-half hours, some-
thing has gone wrong with the
food chain. I feel that there are too
many alligators on that lake and if
there are over 100 gators over 10
feet long in one area, then they're
eating the smaller ones.
"They've gone through the fish,
and then they started eating small-
er alligators. Now all that are left
are the big ones. All I know is that I
won't be back on Istokpoga for a
long time. The fishing is not good
enough to take that kind of chance
again and, believe me, I won't be in
the water anywhere any time
soon," he added.
Despite the attack, the angler
did not blame the gator.
"I hold no malice toward the
alligator. I was in his house and he
was doing what nature intended
him to do guarding his home
and looking for something to eat,"
said Mr. Crutchfield.
Blair Hayman, an FWC biolo-
gist, stated that alligators are not
more aggressive at this time ofyear
but are more active. VWarm weath-
er and the breeding season have
male alligators on the move.
"Alligators feed at dusk, during
the night and in the early morn-
ing," she said.
The FWC receives more than
15,000 alligator-related complaints
each year. Most of the complaints
deal with alligators being in back-
yard ponds, canals, ditches and
streams. But occasionally an alliga-
tor will venture into garages, park-
ing lots and golf course ponds.
It is estimated that there are
20,000-30,000 alligators on Lake
Okeechobee alone. Alligators play
an important roll in Florida's wet-
land ecology. They have been in
Florida long before the first tourist
ever stepped out of an automobile.
As Florida becomes home to more
and more people, the alligator's
natural habitat dwindles causing
more interaction with humans.
In order to co-exist with these

er interview about the case. "His
shirt was nothing but red (with
blood). I know he had a broken
He went on to say that as far
as he knew, Mr. Solis was only
struck with fists.
A phone call to St. Mary's
Hospital Thursday afternoon to
ascertain the current medical
condition of Mr. Solis was not
returned as of newspaper dead-
line. When admitted Monday,
Mr. Solis was in serious but sta-
ble condition.

remnants of the prehistoric age,
the FWC has published a list of
safety tips.
Be aware of the possibility of
alligator attacks when in or near
fresh or brackish water. Many
attacks occur when people do not
pay close attention to their sur-
roundings when working or play-
ing in or near water.
Closely supervise children
when they are playing in or around
water. Never allow small children
to play by themselves near water.
Do not allow pets to swim near
water known to contain large alli-
gators, or in areas with thick vege-
Do not swim outside of post-
ed swimming areas or in water that
might be inhabited by large alliga-
tors. Swim with a partner. Avoid
swimming near areas of thick veg-
Alligators are most active
between dusk and dawn. There-
fore, only swim during daylight
Leave alligators alone. State
law prohibits killing, harassing or
possession of alligators. Do not
take any alligator no matter how
small from its natural habitat. They
do not make good pets and it is
against the law to have one as a
Never feed or entice alligators.
It is dangerous and illegal. When
fed, alligators overcome their natu-
ral wariness and learn to associate
people with food.
When fishing, do not throw
fish scraps into the water or leave
them on the shore. These scraps
act as an enticement to alligators
and will lure them into areas inhab-
ited by humans.
By following these simple steps,
alligators and humans can safely
co-exist in Florida.
If an alligator does represent a
serious threat to humans, pets or
livestock, contact FWC's Alligator
Hotline at (866) 392-4286.
Since alligators are classified as
a threatened species and are pro-
tected by state and federal law, only
official representatives of the FWC
have permission to handle nui-
sance alligators.

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left West Palm Beach and flew to
Detroit Once in Detroit they caught
a flight to Tokyo, Japan a 12-
hour flight From Tokyo they flew
another three hours to Shanghai
before driving yet another three
hours to Hangzhou, which is north
of Shanghai.
In the week they were there,
Ms. Bond was able to finalize the
plans for her four pet albums
before taking a few days off to visit
the sights of China with Mr. Algire.
They climbed the stairs at the Great
Wall of China, saw the Forbidden
City with its portrait of Communist
Chairman Mao Tse-tsung still hang-
ing over the main entrance and
feasted on the many dishes of the
"The Chinese cuisine in the
hotels was very much like what we
call Chinese food here in the Unit-
ed States," said Ms. Bond. "But, we
did get away from the tourist areas

to eat in local restaurants. The food
was very different once you were
away from the hotels. Some of it
was delicious and some I wouldn't
even want to try.
"China is very different from our
country," said Ms. Bond. "Every job
in the country is government subsi-
dized. There is absolutely no tip-
ping allowed. Their newspapers
never mention anything about
their army. They are very strict on
their people and their police have
much more power than here."
Ms. Bond's latest dream is
about to become a reality. The four
albums should be printed up and
ready to go within the next 30 days.
Once they are printed, she must
then find a distributor for the
"I have a chain of stores that is
interested in the concept, but they
are waiting to see the finished
products before making a deci-
sion," said Ms. Bond.
But, she is optimistic that they
will be on the shelves before next

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

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

School board to discuss grants
OKEECHOBEE In conjunction with the Community Collab-
orative Council meeting, the Okeechobee County School Board
will be discussing several grants for the 2006-07 school year.
The meeting will be held in the school board office, 700 S.W.
Second Ave., on Tuesday, May 23, at 10 a.m.
Grants include: IDEA, Part B-Individual Disabilities Education
Act; IDEA Part B-Preschool; Title I-Migrant delinquent and home-
less children; Title II-Teacher and Principal Training Recruiting
Fund; Math and Science Partnerships; Enhancing Education
through Technology Entitlement; Title Ill-English Language
Acquisition, Language Enhancement and Academic Achievement
Act; Title IV Safe and Drug Free Schools and 21 Century Commu-
nity Learning Centers; Title V Innovative Programs; and, Title VI-
Rural and, Low Income School Programs.
For information or to provide input, please plan on attending
the meeting or call Cathleen Blair at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255, for
grant contacts.

Benefit set up for Smalls family
OKEECHOBEE An account has been established at Big Lake
National Bank to help the Smalls family.
Mrs. Smalls and her three children were killed in an automo-
bile accident Wednesday, Dec. 21.
To donate, simply go to Big Lake National Bank and say you
would like to contribute to the benefit for the Smalls family.

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IRCC celebrates largest graduating class

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Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Campus clean up
Central Elementary fifth grade students, (left to right)
Adel El Hindi and Hunter Pritchard were both part of the
campus clean up effort on Thursday. Student Council
members and other students who volunteered helped
out with cleaning up trash, raking leaves and freshly
mulching trees and plants.

FORT PIERCE On Saturday,
May 6, Indian River Community
College (IRCC) will conduct its
44th Com-
Ceremony with
the largest
class in the col-
lege's history.
During the
2005/06 school
year, 1,329 stu-
dents earned Phoebe
an associate Raulerson
degree from
IRCC. With an increase of 147 grad-
uates over last year, the 2006 gradu-
ating class marks the fourth con-
secutive year of record class sizes.
The college will award Associ-
ate in Arts, Associate in Science
and Associate in Applied Science
degrees at the Commencement
Ceremony to be held at 9:30 a.m.
at Tradition Field, formerly Mets
Stadium, in Port St. Lucie.
During the ceremony, 81 out-
standing students will receive IRCC
Foundation scholarships totaling

Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Collective efforts
Raking, picking up leaves and trash and sprucing up were activities that involved mem-
bers of Central Elementary's Student council on Thursday. Fifth grade students (left to
right) Chelsey Perry and Darby Jones; fourth grader, Chelsea Wharin (back, right) and
fifth grade student, Shamarah Shanks (back, left) were part of the collective efforts to
spruce up campus grounds.


James Ricky
James Ricky Schneider, age
32, died suddenly in an automo-
bile accident on Tuesday, April
25, 2006. He
was born in
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Schneider was 't"_- ^
employed by '
Omni Waste
Services, Inc. James Ricky
and co-owner Schneider
together with
his wife at Lance's Treehouse
Boutique and a successful Facili-
ties and Janitorial Management
firm in Okeechobee. Mr. Schnei-
der was an avid horseman who
loved raising Paso Fino horses,
boating, fishing and exotic
motorcycles. He was looking
forward to the birth of his first
child which is expected in Sep-

tember of this year.
He is survived by: his loving
wife, Mary Ann (LaMariana)
Schneider and loving stepson,
Lance Nipper of Okeechobee.
He is also survived by his loving
parents Janice (Wellman) Car-
roll and Charles Carroll of
Chiefland; sister-in-law, Sandy
Wilkinson of Okeechobee. He
will be missed tremendously by
his in-laws, Vincent La Mariana
of Okeechobee and Marianne
LaMariana of Palm Beach Gar-
dens, three brothers' in-law and
two sisters' in-law.
In lieu of flowers, if you wish,
memorial contributions for their
child may be made to the James
R. Schneider Memorial Fund at
the First Bank of Indiantown,
205 E. Park St., Okeechobee, Fla.
34972 (or) the James R. Schnei-
der Benefit Memorial Fund at Big
Lake National Bank, 500 N. Par-
rott Avenue, Okeechobee, Fla.
The entire family would like
to extend a heartfelt thanks to

his employer, the medical sup-
port team who arrived on the
scene, FHP, sheriff's depart-
ment, Father Hugh Duffy, Pastor,
All County Funeral Home and
Crematory for their extraordi-
nary public service, and our lov-
ing friends who shared the sad-
dest day of our lives. May God
Funeral services will be held
Monday, May 1, at 11 a.m., by
Father Hugh Duffy, Pastor at
Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
located at 901 S.W Sixth Street,
Okeechobee. He will be laid to
rest immediately following the
service at Evergreen Cemetery
located at N.E. 39th Street, in
Arrangements are being han-
dled by All County Funeral
Home and Crematory, 1107
Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, Fla.

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versities. Several scholarships
established by state universities to
reward highly qualified communi-
ty college graduates will be award-
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college involvement.
The Commencement speaker
will be Phoebe Raulerson, who is
a member of the Florida State
Board of Education and former
Superintendent of Schools for
Okeechobee County.
Mrs. Raulerson dedicated her
entire professional career to edu-
cation in Florida. She began her
career as an elementary school
teacher and served Okeechobee's
students as a principal and assis-
tant superintendent before
becoming superintendent of
schools in 1998.
She recently served on Gover-
nor Bush's Literacy Transition
Team and as a member of the Gov-
ernor's Small School District
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KIDS: A child was killed in Riviera Beach the other night and I am so
sorry. But my understanding is that it was at 10 p.m. and the 5-year-old
child was on the grass coming back from getting a snack. What is
wrong with this picture? Why is a 5 year old out at 10 p.m.? Where is
the responsibility of the parent? The other day a 2 year old left his
house and wandered off for a mile-and-a-half within the same county.
A man found him and called the police. Why wasn't this parent
charged with neglect? She is asleep on the couch and did not think the
child could open the door? What if a predator would have picked him
up and kept going? Children don't come with an instruction book. I
guess the old adage is true: "and it takes a village."

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Community Events

Ministry plans ladies meeting
He Died for Me Ministries will present a special ladies meet-
ing 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, con-
tact Ronnie and Becky Trammell at (772) 519-6003.

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

Healthy Start board to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition 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 informra-
lion, contact her at (863) 763-0351. -

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 between 11 a.m.
until 1 p.m. Tickets cost $7 a dinner and can be purchased at the
First Baptist Church office, 401 S.W. Fourth St., or by calling
Shannon Lightsey at (863) 634-7214.

School board to discuss grants
In conjunction with the Community Collaborative Council
meeting, the Okeechobee County School Board will be dis-
cussing several grants for the 2006-07 school year. The meeting
will be held in the School Board Office, 700 S.W. Second Ave.,
on Tuesday, May 23, at 10 a.m. For information or to provide
input, please plan on attending the meeting or call Cathleen
Blair at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255, for grant contacts.

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Upcoming Events

Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday except the first Fri-
day of the month for an open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. at the
Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead
Ridge. For 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 Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It will be an open meet-
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 Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call
(863) 467-9833.

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.

A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our
Saviour, 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.

A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open
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

Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Beef O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863)
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St.
Anyone interested in 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.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30
until 6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technolo-
gy and how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic
through extensive. Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call
Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds
will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For
information, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast.
For information, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30
p.m. in the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's
only meeting. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in
becoming a member is welcome. For information, contact Elder
Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10
a.m. at the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is wel-
come. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group
that enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For
information, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday.
Spanish groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the
group facilitator. Another group meets in the Okeechobee County
Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with
Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meeting from
6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the Ameri-
can Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would
like to welcome all energetic young people between the ages of
21 and 39, who are interested in working towards the betterment
of our community. For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863)
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information,
call (863) 763-1191.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.

The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at V.F.W.
Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are
invited. For information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.

Community Event

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

Community Events

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.

Immigration reform is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
April 29, starting at 7:30 a.m. It will be re-broadcast at 1 and 6
p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Gina
Castro, supervising attorney Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center
in the Fort Pierce office. The topic will be immigration reform. For
information, contact the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center at
(772) 489-4660.

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 recreation planned
The Kissimmee River Valley Public Use and Recreation meet-
ing will be held Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. until noon at the
Basinger Community Center on U.S. 98. The purpose of meeting
is to provide an opportunity for South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) to meet with community 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-

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.

OHS yearbooks go on sale
The 2006 Brahman Yearbook will be here soon. If you have
not purchased a yearbook and would like to reserve a copy, you
can do so May 1-5 during both lunches in the OHS Journalism
room (1410). The cost of the book is $45. Checks should be
made payable to OHS. You will be able to pick up your book on
May 11 during both lunches in the Journalism room.

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.

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 lead-


The Okeechobee News, Friday, April 28, 2006

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If you haven't been seeing the
quantity or quality of game you'd
like, you may want to consider
applying for a special-opportunity
hunt For the past nine years, the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission (FWC) has
offered these unique fall-season
hunts for deer, wild hog and
released quail on the state's best
public hunting lands. Maybe it's
time you look into getting in on.
the action and experience the
hunt of a lifetime-
These extraordinary hunts
offer large tracts of land with an
abundance of game and low
hunting pressure. All deer hunts
allow you to take only mature
bucks with one antler having at
least four points. Hunters also can
take does if they apply for, and
draw, an antlerless deer permit.
This practice of quality deer man-
agement offers hunters excellent
chances of taking quality bucks
and the opportunity to take a doe
on public land. There is no size or
bag limit on hog hunts.
These special-opportunity
deer and wild hog hunts take
place on Fort Drum (Indian River
County), Lake Panasoffkee
(Sumter County), Triple N Ranch
(Osceola County) and Green
Swamp West Unit (Pasco Coun-
ty) wildlife management areas.
Fort Drum has several gun
hunts on its 20,858 acres, each
one costing only $50, should you
get drawn. Besides taking 11 deer,
hunters bagged 33 hogs there last
Lake Panasoffkee offers both
archery and general gun hunts on
the 8,676-acre tract. Hunters har-
vested 23 deer and 47 hogs there
Triple N Ranch has two gener-
al gun deer hunts, and 32 deer
were taken off the 10,894 acres
last year 10 being quality
bucks. What's impressive is the
fact it took hunters only an aver-
age of six days to bag a deer dur-
ing the seven-day hunts.
Green Swamp West Unit is'
where James Stovall took the
state's highest-scoring deer on
record a 25-point, non-typical
which netted a 206 Boone and
Crockett score. He took the tro-
phy buck in 1999 after getting
drawn for the special-opportunity
bowhunt The area offers archery
and gun hunts on 34,335 acres.
Last year, hunters bagged 52 deer,

and more than half were nice
bucks. One-hundred eighty-eight
hogs were taken from there as
The FWC also has week-long
released-quail hunts on Blackwa-
ter Carr Unit in Santa Rosa Coun-
ty. With these hunts, you must
bring and release your own pen-
raised quail. There is just one
$100-permit available for each of
the 16 weeks, and if you're lucky
enough to draw one, you and up
to three of your friends will have
the entire 590 acres to yourselves.
If you'd like to apply for any of
these great hunts, the first thing
you'll need to do is get a hold of a
2006-2007 Special-Opportunity
Fall Hunt Worksheet available
at FWC offices and at
Beginning 10 a.m. (EDT) May
9, you can submit your complet-
ed application at
MyFWC.conmlicense or at any
county tax collector's office or
license agent. The application
period runs through midnight
June 14.
These coveted permits are
selected by random drawing, and
you may apply for as many hunts
and dates as you like in order to
increase your chances of being
selected. You must include a $5
nonrefundable fee for each hunt
you apply for, though hunters are
limited to drawing only one per-
mit per hunt.
On or before June 28, you will
receive, by mail, a speciaoppor-
tunity permit invoice if you are
selected or a rejection notice if
you are not. You have until July 15
to pay the cost of the selected
hunt if you get drawn, and you
may do soatany license agent or
tax collector's office, or at
Special-opportunity hunt per-
mits are transferable by simply
giving the permit to another per-
son. Permit holders under age 16,
or those who are certified mobili-
ty-impaired, may have a non-
hunting assistant accompany
them during all special-opportu-
nity hunts.
Whether still hunting all by
yourself or dog hunting with fami-
ly and friends for deer, hogs or
released quail if you're looking
for a premium hunting experi-
ence, the FWC's special-opportu-
nity fall hunts are just what the
doctor ordered.

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Baseball competition
takes place on May 6
The Pepsi pitch, hit and run
competition is the official skills
competition of major league
baseball. This annual event,
hosted by the Okeechobee
County Parks and Recreation,
will take place on Saturday, May
6 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
Okeechobee County Sports
Complex Baseball Field #4,
N.W. 27th Lane. The competi-
tion is for children ages 7-14
(age is determined as of July
17). Boys and girls will compete
together. Registration will take
place the day of the event. For
information contacts Parks &
Recreation at (863) 763-6950.

Pop Warner grid
sign-ups slated
Pop Warner football and
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.
The registration fee is $75. In
order to register you must bring
the child's last report card, a cur-
rent year physical from your
doctor and a copy of the child's
birth certificate.
For information, call co-presi-
dents James Shockley at (863)
634-3482 or Albion Crowell at
(863) 697-2576.

Contractors Assoc.
plans fishing tourney
The Okeechobee Contractors
Association will sponsor a bass
fishing tournament on May 20 at
the Okee-Tantie Marina with all
proceeds going toward youth

oriented projects. The registra-
tion fee is $120 per boat (teams
of two). There will be over
$3,000 in cash and prizes paid to
the top six places. There will
also be a big fish award: For
information contact John at
(863) 634-7446 or Lisa at (863).

Summer play camp
registrations slated
Sign-ups for the Okeechobee
County Parks and Recreation
Department's 2006 summer play
camps will begin Monday, May
I, at 8 a.m. at the department's
new office at thq Okeechobee
County Sports Complex, 640
N.W. 27th Lane.
Enrollment is limited and
slots will be filled on a first-
come, first-served basis.
Campers must be 6 to 12
years of age.
Camps will operate Monday
through Friday, June 12 through
July 28, except for Tuesday, July
4. Camp hours will be from 8:30


a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Camp loca-
tions are: the Douglas Brown
Community Center, the Okee-
chobee Civic Center and Central
Elementary School-
The regular camp fee is $50
per week, per participant, plus
fees -for field trips and special
activities. Special rates have
been set at $25 per week for a
child on the reduced school
lunch program, and $10 per
week for a child on the free
school lunch programwithin the
Okeechobee County school sys-
tem for the 2005-06 school year.-
A letter of participation from
Okeechobee County school
food service must be presented
at the time 'of registration in
order to qualify for these special
rates. *
Camp fees include lunch and
an afternoon snack for each
Extended hours of 7:30-8:30
a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. will be
available at both the Civic Center
and Central Elementary for an
additional fee of $10 per week,
per student.

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

Basketball camp
taking applications
Final applications are now
being evaluated for the Ten Star All-
Star Summer Basketball Camp for
boys-and girls between the ages of
10and 19.
The camp is by invitation only.
Players from 50 states and 189
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Camp locations include, but are
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ily and the American Legion gathered to honor and
bestow best wishes upon their very own naval hero, First
Class Patrick Thacker. Dan Fennell, (right) from the
American Legion, presents Petty Officer Thacker with an
honorary membership and an American flag for his

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honored at

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Hand-cut steaks on the grill,
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and other American traditional
"barbeque fare" was on the
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20 at Pritehards and Associates
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friends, family and the Ameri-
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and bestow best wishes upon
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After a delicious dinner,
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musical selections, peppered
with taped messages of friends
and family's expressions of
thanks, prayers and best wish-
es. Dan Fennell, from the Amer-
i.:-n Legion, presented him
t ,-ll an honorary membership
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Although he is very humble
about it, Petty Officer. Thacker
received a Navy Commenda-
tion Medal, for heroism, meri-
torious achievement or merito-
rious service, last year for his
heroic part in intercepting a
shipment of arms. We should
all feel safer knowing that he
and our other young men are

out there defending our free-
According to information
released by the Bureau of Naval
Personnel, Petty Officer Thack-
er's designation, Cryptologic
Technician (Technical) certifies
him to perform a variety of spe-
cialized duties associated with
the collection and processing
of airborne, shipborne, and
land-based radar signals. Cryp-
tologic technicians operate
electronic intelligence receiv-
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tems, digital recording devices,
analysis terminals, .and associ-
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high-power jamming signals
used to deceive electronic sen-
sors and defeat radar guided
weapons systems. Additionally,
intelligence derived from col-
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national databases that are cru-
cial to tactical and strategic
units throughout the world.
Petty Officer Thacker's
mother, Maralana Thacker and
his younger brother Franklin
Thacker live in Okeechobee.
He will be deploying on his sec-
ond tour of duty overseas, on
the U.S.S. McFaul on May 2nd.

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The Okeechobee News, Friday, April 28,2006

It's time for 'Spring

cleaning' in Clewiston

By Bill Fabian
Special to Okeechobee News
CLEWISTON This week-
end, just more than six months
after Hurricane Wilma, city resi-
dents will gather to pick up
garbage and trash that still clutter
parts of the city, whether as the
result of storm damage or other
sources of garbage.
The Spring Cleaning will be
coordinated and sponsored by
the City of Clewiston, which
wants to promote awareness and
a proactive attitude when it
comes to keeping our neighbor-
hoods dean.
According to Public Works
Director Sean Scheffler, the need
for volunteers is not to reinforce
or replace the services provided
by the city, but to try to instill a bet-
ter level of awareness and respect
to the cleanliness of the city.
"We want this to be a continu-
ous, annual event," said Mr.
Scheffler. "The community will
benefit from having people come
together and clean some neigh-
borhoods, which will hopefully
result in better habits by some of
our residents," he said.
The Spring Cleaning event,
scheduled to begin at 7:30 a.m. at
the Youth Center, will continue
until noon on Saturday, April 29.
Some teams have been
formed already; more teams will
be organized and assigned to spe-
cific locations in the city, where
volunteers will be asked to pick
up litter in rights-of-way, alley-
ways, parks and open areas.

Teams coming back with the
most "unusual" piece of garbage,
junk or trash are eligible to win
prizes and giveaways at the rally
point at the Youth Center, where
hot dogs and drinks will be pro-
vided. In addition, teams are
encouraged to be creative and
design unique T-shirts to wear as
a team; the group with the best
theme designs will be given a
City officials recommend that
teams and individuals bring work
gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen,
and water. Participants are
encouraged to wear brightly-col-
ored clothing and to wear com-
fortable, durable shoes. At noon,
volunteers will meet for hot dogs
and drinks as a "thank you" for
participating in the first annual fun
project that helps the entire com-
Mr. Scheffler said his hopes are
that the Spring Cleaning event will
be hosted and coordinated by
multiple organizations in the
coming years, trading between
alternating businesses and
groups in order to further pro-
mote the idea that all residents
should take extra steps to keep
our city clean.
Applications are available at
city hall and other municipal
offices. You can also register
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983-1471 for more information.
Return completed applications to
city hall or mail to 115 West Ven-
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Advisory Council
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May 8, at 7 p.m. in the media cen-

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p.m., at the Dallas Townsend Agri-
cultural Building, 1085 Pratt Blvd.,
LaBelle. There will be free hand-
outs, materials, and door prizes.
Snacks and a bag lunch will be

Festival benefits
Humane Society

LABELLE A common A Bluegrass Fest to benefit the
approach to impending growth Caloosa Humane Society will be
will be the topic of a joint Hendry- held Saturday, April 29, at the
Glades commission meeting on Rodeo Grounds in LaBelle off
Tuesday, Ma\ 2, at'6 p.m. The' State Road 29, just south of Cow-
round ablee session will tak&" boy Way. Vehd6rs atre needed.,
place in the Dallas'B. Towh iY'd' Call (863)675-0997 for more ihfor-
Agriculture Center in LaBelle. mation. '

Parenting seminar
planned for May 5
Calling All Parents a free pres-
entation "Six Hours of Effective
Parenting: How to Parent the Dis-
obedient Child" is coming to
LaBelle. The featured speaker will
be Dr. Paul Hofacker, a clinical
psychologist experienced in,
working with disruptive and chal-
lenging youth. Register today to
reserve your seat by calling FDLRS
Heartland at 1-800-316-7057. Se

Shelter training
takes place April 29
A Shelter Operations Training
schedule has been set for April 29,
from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The train-
ing will be given by ARC and is
intended for those who have
worked or would like to work in a
shelter. The training is available
for anyone who wants it. If any-
one is interested, or would like
additional information, they can
contact Erica, at (863)946-6020.

Glades County updated on landfill deal

By Mark Young
Special to Okeechobee News
County citizens have watched a
back and forth debate play out in
several forums over whether or
not the county should agree to
have a regional landfill placed
within the county.
Some citizens were dismayed
at the apparent squandering of
county funds and the loss of a $1
million in immediate revenue,
which was in place during the
initial negotiations with Waste
Management while others were
pleased that the landfill deal
never went through.
After abandoning months of
negotiations with Waste Man-
agement, and turning their atten-
tion towards a controversial
company, and being bombarded
with anonymous opponents to
any landfill, County Manager
Wendell Taylor and County
Attorney Richard Pringle
announced that the county is
closer to making to a deal with
Waste Management.
At the regular Glades County
Board of Commissioner's meet-
ing on April 24, Mr. Taylor and
Mr. Pringle informed the board
of commissioners that negotia-

tions were moving forward with
the primary attention being
devoted to protecting county
"Removing as much of the lia-
bility issues as possible has been
our primary focus in these nego-
tiations," said Mr. Taylor.
According to the county man-
ager, some the highlights of the
proposed contract with Waste
Management will include a 30-
year deal once the current fill
areas have been exhausted,
which could take another four to
five years. At that time, Mr. Taylor
said, Waste Management would
then operate the designated 40
acres allotted to the landfill,
along with the facility. The coun-
ty would still own the land and
the facility upon completion of
the landfill.
Mr. Taylor also noted that
Waste Management would also
buy existing equipment from the
county and conduct a search for
employees through the existing
county employees. Mr. Taylor
and Mr. Pringle also noted that all
associated costs will be Waste
Management's responsibility and
that the county can look forward
to generating possible revenue in
two areas: Charge $1 per ton for

out of county waste, and charge
$1 per ton over what Waste Man-
agement will charge for in coun-
ty waste.
Mr. Taylor also noted that
nothing has been finalized, but
that he hopes a more formal
presentation and a possible vote
on the matter could occur at the
May 9 commission meeting.
Mr. Taylor is hoping that a
contract with Waste Manage-
ment will go into effect as of July.
Negotiations are still ongoing
according to Mr. Pringle who will
not allow a contract to be pre-
sented to the board without
removing all associated future
liability issues.
."In all of our efforts put forth
on this matter, it is necessary to
avoid liability issues as is all pos-
sible," said Mr. Pringle.
After reviewing some points
of the contract, Glades County
Commissioner Alvin Ward re-
pledged his commitment to keep
an open mind, but would not
allow any deal to move forward
that would jeopardize the citi-
zens of Glades County.
In an unofficial poll conduct-
ed by opponents of any landfill
within Glades County, the over-
whelming majority of voters

within the county oppose the
landfill. But admittedly, many cit-
izens just wanted more informa-
tion about how the landfill
would generate revenue and
how that revenue would be
Mr. Ward appeared to remain
skeptical about any landfill deal
after the county had already given
up $1 million during previous
negotiations and expressed dis-
may at the prices quoted for in
county waste being approximate-
ly $43 per ton at which time the
county would charge $44 to gain
the $1 per ton revenue, when
Okeechobee citizens were pay-
ing approximately $27 per ton.
Mr. Ward, again, pledged to
keep an open mind, but also
expressed sentiments that he
was less than pleased at what he
saw thus far. Commissioner Rus-
sell Echols conducted a point by
point query and complimented
the county manager and county
attorney for their hard work.
No action was taken by any
board members, as this was sim-
ply a presentation segment of the
commission meeting and did not
require action to be taken. A
more formal discussion will take
place at the May 9 meeting.

Trigger man sought in Belle Glade shooting

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Special to Okeechobee News
BELLE GLADE Detectives
with the Belle Glade Police
Department are looking for the
suspect behind a shooting that
happened in Belle Glade early
Sunday. The shooting was
directed at two people, one of
whom is now suffering from life-
threatening injuries he received
in the attack.
According to detectives han-
dling the case, the shooting hap-
pened April 23 at approximately

The two victims were walk-
ing along the 900 Block of
Avenue A, walking in front of a
residence, when shots were
fired in their direction.
At this point, police believe
the shooting may have been the
result of a drive-by attack.
When they heard the shoot-
ing, the two victims tried to run
away from the source of the
attack, but one was hit by the
The victim, whose name is

being withheld by police, suf-
fered a serious gunshot wound
to his back. He was transported
to St. Mary's Hospital for further
treatment, but on Monday was
listed in critical condition.
Discussing the condition of
the victim, Detective A. Willis
said, "We're hoping he'll make it
In the meantime, police have
identified a "person of interest"
in the case and will be following
up the investigation of the case.
According to police, the

attack may have been the culmi-
nation of a feud between the vic-
tim and the suspect.
"The suspect definitely knew
who he was shooting at," said
Sgt. Calipto Gonzalez, who said
that witnesses have suggested
the shooting was over a girl.
Police officials said they
would like to make arrest by the
end of the week and urge the
public to contact them if they
have any information on the
case. Detectives can be reached
at 996-7251.

Developer has one last chance to make good

By Jose Jesus Zaragoza
Special to Okeechobee News
BELLE GLADE After giving
a developer interested in building
a Howard Johnson Hotel in Belle
Glade several opportunities to
make good on his contract, and
each time being let down, the
city has'given' the'company one
final chance to build.
Belle Glade commissioners
voted at last week's city meeting
to give Five Star one more oppor-
tunity to close on the armory
property on Main Street, upping
the cost of the property by anoth-
er $20,000 to offset what city offi-
cials argued was lost revenue.
Additionally, the commission
voted to enter into negotiations
with a second party as a backup
should Five Star not follow
through with the agreement.
City Manager Houston Tate
explained the arrangement.
"This far it's been three to four
breaches," the manager said.

The backup contract serves as a
guarantee, he said, that, "The
moment Plan A doesn't work,
we move directly to Plan B."
Andrae Givans, who initially
approached the city of Belle
Glade with his proposal to build
a multi-million dollar hotel in the
cit-%, has, under various forms
and appellatives negotiated with
the city beginning November of
last year.
According to the city attorney,
Mr. Givans operated under a
number of different companies
after negotiations with the city
stalled time and again. Several
closing dates came and went, the
attorney said, without Mr. Givans
able to close the-deal. In one
instance, Mr. Givans' company
handed the city a check that
bounced, forcing the city and Mr.
Givans' to continue their finan-
cial dealings through an escrow
When Mr. Givans' company
failed to meet the latest closing

date of March 31, the next logical
course of action for the city was
to terminate its involvement with
Mr. Givans or any of his compa-
nies, the attorney said. After lis-
tening to the other members of
Five Star, of which Mr. Givans is
believed to play a small part, city
officials brought 'the issue up"
once more with commissioners.
Representatives of Five Star
told the commission that it
would close on the property by
May 22. They explained that Mr.
Givans' involvement with them
was limited to the exclusive
rights he holds to the Howard
Johnson franchise license in
Belle Glade. Without him, they
said, they would be unable to
build the hotel.
Two more interested parties
made their pleas before the com-
mission. One, the owner of a
local chain of gas stations,
expressed interest in securing $5
million to build a Holiday Inn
Express at the site of the armory.

A third company in Palm Beach
County proposed a similar con-
Though the city attorney sug-
gested the city take a look at all
the proposals and study the feasi-
bility of perhaps selling the land
for even more than had been
originally decided, based on the, ,
interest it has attracted, the com-
mission voted to give Five Star
the opportunity to close the sale
in three weeks. It also voted to
work with the second interest
party in drafting a backup con-
"I am still concerned that I
will go with the gentlemen who
have put their money where their
mouth is," Commissioner Gwen
Asia-Williams said of Five Star's
investment so far.
If Five Star is unable to close
the deal, the city stands to keep
the initial $55,000 the company
offered previously, as well as an
additional $20,000 in nonrefund-
able deposits.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, April
28, through Thursday,May 4, are
as follows:
Theatre I -"RV" (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 at2, 4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Larry The Cable
Guy (PG-13} Showtimes: Friday at
7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Theatre III "Scary Movie 4"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
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-


Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance Facili-
ty, 306 N.W. Ninth Ave., and the
Okeechobee Landfill, 10800 N.E.
128th Ave. The vehicle mainte-
nance facility is open from 8 am.
until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m., Monday through Friday. It is
dosed on weekends and holidays.
Only recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and metal
cans, corrugated cardboard, glass
jars and bottles and plastics #1
through #7 are accepted at the
public facilities. Items not accepted
include: plastic shopping bags;
commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices;
yard trash; household trash; oil,
gas, paint or household hazardous
waste; and, batteries. For more
information: contact Russell Row-
land, county solid waste manager,
at (863) 763-1811, or vWaste Man-
agement of Okeechobee at (863)
357-011 or (863) 763-4818.

needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Vol-
unteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the
skills they need to save lives. You
can help the American Red Cross
reach people in your community
with lifesaving training, including
CPR, First Aid, Automated External
Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Pre-
vention. Contact the Okeechobee
Branch of the American Red Cross
at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.

Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volunteers
to serve as advocates for residents
of nursing homes and assisted liv-
ing facilities: Volunteers are special-
ly trained and certified to investi-
gate and resolve resident
complaints and to carry out inspec-
tions of facilities. Licensed social
workers, pharmacists, elder law
attorneys, physicians, nurses and
others with a sincere interest in the
elderly are urged to apply. Call
LindaSlatteryat (772) 595-1385.

Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Margaret
at (863) 467-8020, or Janet at (863)

Vaicine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okeechobee
County Ordinance Sec. 10-111,
Vaccination against rabies required
and Okeechobee City Ordinance 4-
26, vaccinations. All dogs, cats and
ferrets 4 months and older must be
vaccinated once a year by a
licensed veterinarian against rabies
with a United States Government
approved vaccine. Animal licenses
are purchased at the Animal Con-
trol facility with proof of current
rabies vaccination. For informa-
tion, call Animal Control at (863)

Volunteers needed
at the art center
Volunteers are needed to volun-
teer time at Raulerson Art and Cul-
tural Center, Inc., to help with
ceramics for days or evenings.
Raulerson Art and Cultural Center
is a non-profit organization and
proceeds will go towards local art
scholarships. For information, call
Kelly Raulerson at (863) 357-1199.




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Card of Thinks 120
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Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

SET OF KEYS: # of keys on
Lg. ring found with Mastere
Lock.. Found in vic. of Padnett
ReIIf' Store. (863)467-2072

CHIHUAHUA, Male, Small,
glass Canoe. Missing
(863-675-1497 MuseArea
Lg. DACHriHUND Leopard Color,
Black & Grey Spots. Unique
looking. Male. Vic. of 15A &d
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DOBERMAN, blanoe.k & tan,
John Deere collar vi.of NW Muse Area

bulldog/Cur mix, 1 red Cur
dog white on chest. Dogsn
have brand "H" on hips
15B. Reward. (863)697-1421

RED BONE, female, 12 weeks
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At Cypress Hut Flea Market.
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Lots of Garage Sale Items &
Vendors At Cypress Hut Flea
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Sun., 8am-4pm
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Dependable, Clean DL, DFW,
Good pay, Benefits, 401K.
Also taking apple's for Helpers
S (863)763-8391

Apply Within
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
Opening for F/T Sales Person.
Apply in person @512WN
Park St. No phone calls pis;
Dickerson needs experienced
Loader/Trackhoe Operator.
Call 772-429-4465

General repairs for farm equip.
including heavy equip. Exp
with tools, Valid drivers li-
cense. Drug Free Work
Place. (863)634-9446
Exp./Bilingqal Preferred
House, Phone, Lights
Provided. Call
,634-1758 or 634-1756
COOK: Needed for childcare
center. Call (863)467-5588
or stop by Tender Care
@604 SW 5th St.

Career Opportunities
Large Cattle Operation near
Yeehaw Junction seeks:
* Heavy Equipment
*Heavy Equipment
* Feed Truck Driver
Positions available
Competitive salary.
Insurance & benefits.
Housing available for
Drug Free Workplace
Call Sandy at Rollins Ranch
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or fax 772-567-7808

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Dump Trucks, etc. Palm
Beach, Martin &
Okeechobee Counties.
Call (800)537-3031 for
info or fax resume to
Cashiers &
Medical Billing Clerks.
Apply in person only @
Okeechobee Discount Drugs
203 SW Park St.
Survey Crew Chief
Hourly pay range $20-$25/hr.
40+ hours/week. Must have
valid D.L. and transportation.
Call 863-357-6688
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips
For Infants & Toddlers
Call Wendy at Faith Academy
PreSchool (863)763-8800

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

'"; Local cleaning
company seeking
employees. GOOD PAY.
3 Shifts, 3:30pm-11pm,
S4-11pm, 5-11pm. Mon. -
Fri., 1 Sat. per mo. day-
time. Must have valid FL
DL, trans. to & from
Work, no criminal record.
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All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

Must have
knowledge in
Walpole Feed
& Supply
Hwy. 98 North

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advtise your
yard sale In the clasal-
fleds and make your
clean un a breezel

Call (863)467-9400 or
fax resume to

Experiently needce a MUST. Drop ttractioff
resume at 105 W 3r Ave
(863)467-870Labor Finders

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your trash to treasure
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High School Diploma or GED
minimum one (1) year exp.
Accounting exp., invoices/
purchase orders, knowledge
of MS Excel & Word. Excellent
phone & Customer service skills.
Data entry exp. Fax resume
or application to:

Night Shift
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, 401 K 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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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

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Benefits Available.

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Start a new career in the much needed field of
. nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 41h Street (863) 357-2442

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

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


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medical office, part time,
Okeechobee area. Fax
resumes to 772-460-7927.

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Currently has an opening for
View the job announcements and apply online
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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over

*Seamless Aluminum
Lic. # OCSL2732-01

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

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 8 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets 'Supplies,'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
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

hardly used. As is. $800 Call
Steve (239)564-2173 La-
Get a quick response to
any item you may be sell-
ing with a classiHed ad.

1800's, Excellent condition,
$500. or best offer.
BARBER CHAIR, Antique, Mfg.
by Emil J. Padair Co. Pat #
1594408-1594409. Good
cond. $800 (863)697-0328
ROCKER- Solid, Walnut, Fold-
ing. Seat 14/2", Back 19",
Padded seat & back $50.
About 100 years old. $1200
or best offer for both or will

FREEZER, Chest Type, Small,
Runs good. $75.
freezer, white, exc cond,
$250 cash (863)357-3026
cf, Frost free. glass sliding.
shelves, 18 mo old, $200
863)635-5826 Frostproof
pool, matching set, great for
shop/mud room, $100/both.
(863)675-2404 after 5pm.
old, like new, $400

COFFEE POT- 10 cup Farber
Ware, like new, $20

Heavy Duty, Metal. $220.

Type. Fits opening 21/2 x
53/2. $50. (863)675-5929
w/handles & hinges, 1 pr
24x20, 5pr 32x20, lpr
32x28, $45 (863)763-1997
ROOF SHINGLES- 10 packs,
$150. will separate.
SHUTTERS, Heavy, Wooden,
4 panels. 1712x61. $50.
WINDOWS (6) aluminum
crank outs 29.5W x 52"L
with screen, $25

STEPS, w/rail 3 risers, $30.

BABY CRIB- Brand new, no
mattress. $40.
JEEPS: 2 Battery Operated, 1
Wrangler & 1 Enforcer Jr.
Need batteries. $40 for both.

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

Win XP + lots of programs
& games. $175.
HP Compaq Presario Win.
XP, 17" monitor, keyboard,
mouse & speakers. Exc.
Second. $375 (863)763-6342
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-0257

BR SUITE- 5pc, Golden Har-
vest, Simmons bedding, bed,
2 dressers, stands, mirror,
chest, $800 (863)467-8481
CAPTAINS BED- with 6 draw-
ers, $250 (863)261-1117
$25. (863)467-9228
ble w/3 leafs, seats 4-10, 6
chairs, buffet & hutch. $600.
(239)822-5955 LaBelle
DRESSER Large, 9 drawers.
Antique handles, exc. cond.
Hard wood. $30
DRESSER w/24x36 Mirror.
$10. (863)467-8681
D/RM TABLE- Claw foot, leaf,
4 chairs, China cab. hutch
$175. 863-635-0843 or
ENTER CENTER- Rattan, ask-
ing $150 (863)674-0963
Bush, for 32" tv. Like new.
$125. (863)697-6077

ETAGERE- China 4 shelf, ask-
ing $150, very nice
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.
new, Leather, Pd $1500 Will
trade for nice Dbl. Bed & Gold
Chain. 863-357-2233 Okee.
ing, cream w/black bkgrd.
5'x2', $100 for both.
SOFA- full length, light colors.
Used only 3 months. Like new!
Reduce to $225. Please call
old. Pd. $2000, asking
$1500 or best offer.
(863)634-582.1 call any-
- time.
TODDLER BED, Graco Stroller,
girls clothes, 72+ pcs., $80
Sfor all. (863)697-0845 ,
w/mattress. White. $40 or
best offer. (863)467-8723
WALL UNIT Cherry wood,
has curved glass doors. paid
$1500 sell $350 or best of-
fer (954)448-8253
$75. (863)763-8943
ask for Tracy

38 CAL Stainless steel, 5
shot revolver, 2" barrel, cus-
tomer grips, like new, $395
Bull barrel 35 cal. Bushnell
Phantom 2.5 scope $400.

cond., w/all accessories,'

w/surrounding diamonds,
$500 (863)675-7105 or

BED FRAMEj Mattress &
Spring. Full size. Great con-
dition $75. (863)467-4649

LIFT CHAIR, Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949
LIFT CHAIR- Pride. Great con-
dition $375. Firm
POWER CHAIR- Jet 3, Fairly
new, Works great. Excellent
condition $400.

ARCADE GAMES, (2), $1100
will sell separately.
HOUSE PLANS, for. a 3br, 2ba,
Ready to pull permit. Asking
$2000 or best offer.
PENS & PENCILS (2) asking
$15 (863)634-1374
Instrumnts 066

ig bag and electric hook up,
$1200 or best offer
KEYBOARD, Electronic,
Yamaha. Has legs. $200.
Organ, Hammond Model 134,
Composer Series, w/bench
& instruction books, $130.
PIANO: SAMICK, White, w/
Bench & music. $500. or
best offer. 863-763-0867

CANARY, beautiful, yellow,
$60. (863)357-3639
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.
AKC, 8 wks. old. Ready to go
w/health certificates. 1 Female,
5 Males. $625.863-674-0474
DONKEY- lyr old, male, $100
(561)644-5418 or
spayed, 3yrs old, home must
have fenced yard $50
AKC, 4 male, 1 fernem., 1st shots
& wormed, blk/tan, parents on
prem., $500. (863)447-6619
playpen on top. Good condi-
tion $85. (863)357-0037

SOLAR PANELS- 7, large,
Make your own heating pool
-system $175. or will separ-
ate (239)394-7005

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

900 watt max. $120
in sealed or ported box.
$120 (863)824-0776

Model AV-32F475, 1 yr old,
perfect condition. $325 Must
Sell. (863)697-6077
ft sections, with base, mast
& hardware. $400. or best
offer. (863)675-4201

GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1 week, $500
COMBO SET Ryobi 18v, drill,
circular saw, recip. saw, 2
batts, chrgr, & more. Like
new. $100 (863)467-0668
4500 watt, 8.5 hp, 120/240
vr,i i -12 hrs. $450

GENERATOR-. Coleman Pow-
ermate., 2500w, 5hp Briggs
&Straton eng. New condi-
tion $200. (863)763-1501
1-3100w & 1-1500w $525.
Firm. 863-763-7950 or
JACK To pull engines, good
condition. $80
(239)657-4348 Immokalee
SCROLL SAW, 16". $75
TOOLS- Hand tools, Ladder,
Yard tools & morel, Take all
for $150.(863)635-0474
WELDER, Hobart: 49 hrs. on
H0,bb Mi1er 25 CA

ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891


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Agriculture I

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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed,' Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies '
Services Wanted 83'0
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

Deere 440, w/shuttle; $200
TRACTOR- Ferguson, 1951,
exc cond., w/new bush hog,
$4500 or best offer,

Experienced rider only.
Sweet & pretty. $1500
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.
GELDING- 14yrs old, 15.2,
great disposition, gentle, kid
safe $1800 (863)763-4257
Kid safe but also a good dde
for beginner to adv. adult.
$1500 (863)638-4006

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

LAWN TRAILER: New, 3x4 Ft.,
Stainless Steel w/Balloon
Tires. $150. (863)357-5754
PATIO CHAIRS (4) Wrought
Iron. $50 for all.
Craftsman LT 1000. 42" cut.
About 6mos. old. Asking
$750. (863)697-3212
RIDING MOWER- 6 mos old,
asking $800 (863)467-6030

RIDING MOWER, Craftsman,
38" Cut, Automatic, 12'/2
Kohler engine. $450 firm.
Wheel Horse, 44" cut, $650
42", with 15HP Kohler mtr,
$225 (863)675-0548
SNAPPER 30"- rear engine,
$600 (863)517-2077 La-
TURF ROLLER- 4ft, asking
$100 (863)357-3981


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
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/1B'A,$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
ON WATER $450. mo.
includes electric. $300 sec.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between 9-4
pm daily (863)357-2044
Bdrm., Newly remodeled apt.
w/large screen room & utility
room in duplex home. Large
yard on scenic private lake.
$800 mo. + 1st, last & $400
sec. dep. (863)467-2784-

Join all the people who
say, "I sold It In the clas-

Professional Office space for
rent, HWY 441 North, Approx
1200 sq ft. For more info
Call .(863)763-6496
Roommae 095

Private entrance. $75 per wk.

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property lnspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

condominiums on
N.W. 5th Street.
Why rent when
you can own.
1,000 sq. ft. to 7,600 sq. ft.


BASSWOOD: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
1 Car Garage. (863)467-2894
Full details @ htto:/home.\-dmpdnce

CITY: 2BR, 1BA 1106 NW 3rd
St, Wood Frame Home. City
Water & Sewer. $47,000.
Cash. (863)467-8038
Five acre acre fenced property o
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)485-52222
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
Bdrm., 2 Ba., Garage, In the
city. Large yard. $1000. mo.
OKEE: 3br, lba, New roof. Re-
modeled. 225 SE 16th Ave.
$1'99,000. Seller Will Pay
Closing Cost OPEN HOUSE
Sat. & Sun. lpm-5pm
$144,900. Convert SWMH
2br 2ba New roof & paint on
private lake Only minutes
from lake Okee. Bring offers
Call Levi Von Zamft
Keller Williams Realty
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

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

SAT. & SUN. 1pm-Spmn
OKEE: 3br, lba, New roof.
Remodeled. 225 SE 16th
Ave. $199,000. Seller Will
Pay Closing Cost

across from The Locks. 2br,
2ba Palm Harbor DW. Like
new, Furnished, Sleeps 7,
Pool, Restaurant, Land-
scaped on beautiful rented
lot w/your own lit dock 1
owner, To many extras. Only
$64,900. Call Gayla
715-891-1476 or Beth

Mobile Homes

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

DW MH, 2br, 2.5ba, Lake
access, Dock, Sea Wall, Fully
furnished. FL Rm. & Lg.
screened porch. C/Air& Heat.
W/D, D/W, $1100/mo + 1st,
last & sec. (863)467-8005 or

model, New appl., 28' Coach-
man, Furn. 10'x26' closed ad-
dition. Adult Park, Lot 12 Lot
Rent paid till 01/07 $12,000
MOBILE HOME: '91 4/2 Wind
Zone. Fixer upper. Must be
moved. For more info. $5500
or best offer. (863)228-6822
OKEE. 12'x36' 1 Bdrm., 1 Ba,
10'x40' FL Room, 14'x24' car-
port, H.ot tub, New Kitchen, Ex-
cellent Landscaping, Adult
Park. Lot rent. $1.84.,
$18,000. Neg. (863)357-0060


Boats 3005
Campers'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035

BASS BOAT, 2000, 283 Stra-
tus Vindicator w/175 hp John-
son. Tournament Rigged.
$11,500. Day 863-697-1356
or Evening 863-763-2957
66tt, Paddale Wheel,
Repo, sacrifice $8000.
(406)628-2181 in LaBelle.
JOHN BOAT- 14', Complete
with 9.8hp Evinrude out-
board. motor $700.
Lower Unit for older Mercury
Motor, good shape, $200 or
best offer (863)675-6738
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
PONTOON- 28', 50hp John-
son, New deck/carpet Great
cond. $3200. (863)467-1720
Sprint Bass Boat, '93, 18' 3"
long, fiberglass, 175 Mariner
94 model, 3 pedestal seats
&1 bench, 401b. thrust.troll.
mtr., runs perfect, $5500.

22 Ft., Dual Axel w/Air Condi-
tioning. $2500 or best offer.

The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.

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ANC & Awning (Both New'04),
propane stove, pressure water
S pump. $1400. (863)467-7905
FLAGSTAFF- '05 Lite weight,
i 27', Loaded, No road mi.
New $21,300. Sacrifice for
Suanlne, '05 T2499, 0 trip
miles, exc. cond., $19,000
or best offer. (863)357-2891
Toyota Motorhome, '81, 4
cyl., new tires, only 44k orig.
mi., $2500 firm.
ST225-75R15 D Rated. Good
tread. Look new. $150 for all,
will sep. (863)467-6696
WINNEBAGO '85- Motor
home, 26', V8, sips 8. very
good cond, 62K, $10,000 or
best offer (772)284-1194

MARINER, 1993 175HR 25"
lower unit, runs great,
$2200. Call 863-697-6095.

200 CC 2006, Approx. 500
mIls. Red/White color. Asking
$1500 (863)763-1424
GSXR750 '04- great shape,
garage kept $5500
HONDA 40OR '0, 4 cycle Dirt
Bike, Never raced. Excellent
shape, Many extra's! $3100 or
bestoffe 863-801-1620
HONDA CMX 250, 2003, ex-
cellent condition $1800
(863)517-2077 La Belle
MINI CHOPPER- really good
cond, paid $800 asking
SCOOTER- 14 Honda Elite 80,
Excellent condition. 1300 mi.
Red, $1700 (863)763-6646

YAMAHA 1000 VIRAGO, '84,
$3000 firm. (863)357-3773
YAMAHA TTR125, 2001, off
road, excel. cond. $1300
2005, Under warrantee.
$1700 or best offer.

new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Never
ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
GO KART Scorpion, 2 seater,
roll bars, great shape, $600
firm. (863)634-8828 days or
(863)763-4132 eve's.
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.

Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Claseide Cars 4015
Conmercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Can 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks404
Parts- Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractog Trailers 4060
tdillty Tramen 4065
Vans 4070

or best offer. (863)467-1484
Ask for Linda or leave.mess.

CADILLAC '92- high miles,
very good cond, $2000
runs good, needs body work,
$1000 or best offer
318 engine. Real good running
condition. Only asking $500.
JAGUAR '02 X-type, great
condition, 33,200k, loaded,
w/rims. Needs tires. $18,000
neg. (239)462-2678 Felda
V6, auto, good shape, needs
transmission, $400.

NISSAN STANZA 1985, Cherry
condition. Runs good for 20
year old car. $1200 cash.
Low mi, Leather, Loaded. At
power, Prem. wheels, Spoil-
er $9500. (863)697-2906
Low mileage. Excellent condi-
tion. $8000. (863)467-4603
PT CRUISER- '02, 5 spd, CD,
Tape, Radio, fog lamps,
cruise, AC, Silver, $8400
SATURN SC1 1995 $3500 &
CHEVY NOVA 1977 w/New
Motor & Trans. $6000. Call
(863)634-3797,for more Into..
and int. in good cond. Engine
needs work. Good for parts.
$300 (863)673-0645

Time to ctma out the
attl, m basement al/r
rae? A Mertle yW
yard sale m n te class-
flets ad mai you
clean no a Ioeze!l

cyl, auto, good tires, cold
a/c, $1500 or best offtter.

Lookingto buy Antique Car/
Convertible/Truck. Please call

New mufflers, Battery, Tune
Up. Exc. cond. Beautiful car.
$7500 863-357-7214 after 5p

BRONCO, 404, 1978, orig.
owner, $2495.
BRONCO II '81 New trans. 4
good ries & banery. 60k, since
reDuili engine S1750.
CHEVY TRUCK '96- 4x4,
$2500 or best offer
FORD BRONCO '95- 4x4,
$2500 or best offer
JEEP CJ5 1973, 4x4, V8.
Original condition. $8000.

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
Votl, charger included. Good
condition. Asking $1000.
GOLF CART- Club car, electric,
green vw/top no charger,
$1095 (863)675-1472

GOLF CART- Club Car, lights,
curtains, hi speed, $1600
(7 7 2)3 3 2 -6 6 2 3 -

polished, fit Chevy Silverado
short bed 99-current. New in
box. $100 (863)697-0328
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
ENGINE, 3208 Caterpillar,
Like new. (Ran in truck for
oril' 20 mn I ,2500
86-67b3-5852 61.2-5413
Blown trans. New tires, cold
a/c, new exhaust, p/w,.
cruise.$500 (239)368-6V71
parts. You tow. $300 firm.
863)467-1484 Ask for
Linda orleave mess.
POSI DtFF 8.5' GM, $150 or
best oftter. Catt
TIRES- 275/45/20" 20 64 Ea-
gle/Chrome rims/spinners
paid $2500 asking $1500
firm. (863)634-8511 eve only
TIRES- (4) brand new
7.01-15LT. Power Kings
Mud Tires, $200 firm
TOW WBAR Stowimaser, Used
on a Saturn, Can be adapted
to any vehicle. $150.
7004R, $300 or best offer.
Call (863) 467-8856

reads are mre sue-
ceasdg eople!

UKeecnooee riews, muidy, Ppl it r-0, r-uuu

GMC YUKON '02- fully loaded,
59K, 114,00'u
Runs good, cold a/c. $2000
or best offer. (863)467-8723

w/3' dove tail, tandem axle,
electric brakes. $1500.
EQUIP TRLR- 20ft, Goose
Neck, ramps, tool box, 8 x
14.5 tires, 2 axle, $2200'

CAMPER TOP- For a Ford
F-150. In Great cond. it is
not the 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.
FORD F-250 '84 Diesel.
Manual trans. Good work
truck. Needs minor work.
$800 neg. (863)228-0580
FORD XLT F150 '92- 2 wh
drive, long bed, AC works,
$2500 (863)634-7574
eond, Needs motor & trans-
mission. Good Cab, bed, in-
terlog$1,50t 772)519-3979
ISUZU HOMBRE, '96, 4, cyL, 5
spd., very good cond.,, alc,
anti-lock brakes, $2500 firm.
TOYOTA-'87, 2WD, 4 cyt, Au-
to, A/C, Excellent condition
$2500. (863)632-9166

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ham yalW at? iLook no
.iwUm- tai th claool-


CHEVY 2500- 17, cold air t
owner. Runs good $1150.
(863)874-0837 or
863473-ff?82 Le~efe
than 1lOK.Likenew. AskMing
$13,500. (863)697-8106 or
99 Some daragea/mech.
ercDs amlpn'cd, ftl, pfw,
ac $600 (863)763-0920

VAN 193, Excellent transpor-
talon. Very cole NC. Asking
$2000 neg. (83)357-6847

A public auctio w te beldi at BMJd Tow-
Avees, teeec lbee. teide 34974
on rday the 12t dayi e W 2086.
from i:a-11!:0 At. Punusar to
irhdte staie 713.7S for unpaid tow-
.ing aid stomage. tei Make, Medl &
shas fillaws:

Tense o sae m cas, ano checkds
wilt be accepted te seller es
rte dhit ef t= id All sales ar einal
No reTfuns wilNbe made. Said automno.
bite wilbe sold iin 'AS S with no
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RFO# 2006-1
Noties is hereby given that Okeechobee County, Fforda, pursuant to Section
287.055, Moada Statutes, hereby issues Uis request for qualifications fotr Profes-
sional Services to be provide by one (1) or more firms tor certain prelects In
which construction costs exceed relevant threshold amounts provided In s.
287.17, .S..
Background; and other information relat to this RFO is available at the location
specified here for submlssionrat proposals. Related inquiries shall Besdrcd
to Jim Threewats Deputy County Ader atar, at (863 7631811. tres) wi
be pertforming desie, constulcton and related services pertinent to speat as-
sessment infrsetracatureproects fr the following; shdan slons wltlrfhheenee
County: Okeechohbee Gadens, Orange Bss Ranches, Tropical Gardens,
O bsechooee Paks, Oee hoee Hflis, Mra Sot, onners llghliands w Connes
The scope of reqpired Pfotessena Seres shl Inlde. bu may not he Initett
architecture pnfesesalt engineetig, landscape arhitectre, registered suvey-
ing and mapping desbed herein sal include letter of iransmla reesti
that the firm be curtfled asu qualiedlot provide the reeilrd pefeeme..ut uevicee,
organteationa proie nd R 's pafcatoEs resumes eof iren dualst to perfem
the work, scope of services ppsed, pubic eni y es f
ftrms SF 330 sad olher pertinent data as outlined; iIthe intheie nttel renarglh Ie
interested firms shalt submit an, original proposal and twelve (12) opTestfereoeh a
seated eoneosure being the name and address of the pposer artlre wods
p.m. fe th me oa FrddaF May 14 2006 a ft O e Okeheeoueen C A
304 2ndnSkeet Roomu.0K keehobe,.FL. 34971. PReeats reesa d afm e
thetimeanf date snecfledwit note considered
Okeeehobee County accepts, no responsibilll for any epeense retetedl preparatawn
or dielveryof proposals. tekechbee County reserves the: rtight.t r. eel as an
all proposalss, select the fifm(an most qua fied reach edividua referenced
project or for alt referenced profeets, waive technical errors and itesrills am
to accept the proposal which i h its sole igmen. a st serves te pubic in
OkeechobecountyisanEqual EmplrymentOppotuinltyEmploiyer
Sharon RobertsereClark JohnW. Abney St, Chairman
BoardofCountyCommissioners. BoardefCo untyCommlssloners
OeechobeesCunRlMHaeda OteechobeeCeounsirtida.

Community Events

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 trib-
ute 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

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

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

Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the EAHEAP
program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over. Call Kim
Sennaat (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 of 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 Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. Donations for
the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, contact the Chamber
of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to
Shriner's programs.

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- Please provide a contact name and phone number. If you
are interested in making a monetary or prize donation, please call (863)

Gator crawl

Fellow classmates make way for first grader, Taylor
Amadon to slither her way to the other end of the pool.
RE. Instructor, Patti Canevari teaches the children the
'gator crawl' where the children kick with their feet while
holding their breath under water.

Church changes its name
Parrott Avenue Christian Church is now known as theWestside Christ-
ian 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. Ifyou are a member of the Upthegrove family in Okeechobee,
please call Pat Adams at (615) 893-3236.

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

Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service Center, 1019 W South Park SL, has arts and crafts for seniors at the
service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and gospel
music every Wednesday at 11:30 am. The centerwould 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. Activi-
ties are held from 11-30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is a free service to seniors
age 60and over.

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 information. Each orna-
ment is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will go to the
ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool (863) 763-2829; GayCarl-
ton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis,
(863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.

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

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

First grade students from North Elementary 'reach' for
their swim buddies during a swim lesson given on
Wednesday morning by RE. teacher, Patti Canevari.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Be a hero; help the Red Cross
Heroes for the American Red Cross is a grassroots campaign in
which local business people, school groups, church groups, civic
clubs and individuals pledge to raise $1,000 through any legal
means they choose for the local Red Cross chapter. This year, the
Okeechobee County Branch has set its sights on raising $25,000 dur-
ing the campaign which runs throughout the month of May. The
funds will be used to support such Red Cross services in Okee-
chobee County as disaster relief, assistance for fire victims, emer-
gency military communications, first aid, CPR training and disaster
preparedness for the community. If you would like to become a
hero by raising or donating $1,000 for the Okeechobee County Red
Cross, call Debbie Riddle, branch manager, at (863) 763-2488.

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

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

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

Public Notice



You are here ntiedal an Order of
,- Adernlsinaton ah been ean-
tered ir the Estate of WILLIAM L.
WONE. SR. Dceaseed, Fie Number
2005 -17&, by thie Cirulit Court for
Okeechoee Coanty, ftie Probate
Dlisbn. thue adtess o wch is 304
W. 2nd S4t, Room 1ft, Okeecho-
bee, Rbiea 34972;thetthdecedents
date of death was Septemter 12,
2804; t th tetfota estate consits at
MWnh aomestea rea property and
exemrpt personal pro"ey; that the
eaues and aldtesses o ese to
whoIe I has been assigned by such
MANHA E. WYnIE, 5889 ;E. 2nd
Street Seedebee. Ft. 34972
WiULAM L. WfllE .a 292 KIudaz
Roa Weal Pa iaeFL 33415
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Alt eruditfrs of the decadent Wat other
persons having c.ims or demands
aai the etlatl of the decedetlot-
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