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Vol. 97 No. 119
Saturday, April 29,2006
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WASHINGTON (AP) Pres-
ident Bush said Friday the
national anthem should be
sung in English, not Spanish, in
a blunt rejection of a new Span-
ish-language version. He also
expressed opposition to a
national work stoppage called
for Monday to dramatize the
importance of immigrants to
the U.S. economy.
"I'm not a supporter of boy-
cotts," Bush said, while restat-
ing his support for a compre-
hensive overhaul of
Bush made his comments
at a Rose Garden news confer-
ence as a Spanish-language ver-
sion of "The Star Spangled Ban-
ner," hit the airways featuring
artists such as Wyclef Jean, hip-
hop star Pitbull and Puerto
Rican singers Carlos Ponce and
OlgaTanon. Page 2
Brent Stuart was furiously
teaching a history lesson to the
high school students with ten
minutes until the busses were
to depart. Tammy Wright was
walking the aisles during her
business systems class. Joy
Prescott's fourth graders % ere
discussing a social studies con-
cept. Ms. Shirernan's students
were working on an independ-
ent practice activi%. The end of
the day and the end of the year
provides uswith a final chance
to teach a topic or cement an
idea. Page 3
SAN5 FRANCISCO i.APi -A"
ri noted scientist in the sports
nutritional supplement world
pleaded guilty Frday to supply-
ing the Bay Area Laboratory-
Cooperatlie \ith the perform-
ance-enhancing drug known
as "the clear."
Patrick Arnold pleaded
guilty to one count of conspira-
cy to distribute steroids. He's
scheduled to be sentenced in
August and will likely face three
months in jail and three
months of home detention.
A San Francisco federal
grand jury indicted Arnold in
November of conspiring with
BALCO founder Victor Conte to
distribute the once-unde-
tectable substance tetrahy-
dragestrinone. Page 5
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National Anthem spurs debate
planned for May 1
By Loma Jablonski
When Francis Scott Key
penned the lyrics to the "Star-
Spangled Banner" on Sept. 13,
1814, he had no idea that 192 years
later his work would be in the cen-
ter of a heated debate over its use.
British music producer Adam
Kidron and artists Wyclef Jean, Pit-
bull, Carlos Ponce and Olga Tanon
have put together a Spanish ver-
sion of the nation's National
Anthem which hit the airwaves Fri-
day evening as part of a national
pro-immigration protest. The
record label urged all Hispanic
radio stations nationwide to play
the cut Friday evening at 7 p.m. in a
sign of solidarity. This version of
the national anthem known as
"Nuestro Himno", translated as
"Our Anthem", uses lyrics close to
Mr. Key's original score.
There is a second version due
to be released on June 1 that has
many people up in arms.
This version is a remix and has
several verses in English that con-
demn U.S. immigration laws
including: "These kids have no
parents, cause all of these mean
laws.. .let's not start a war with all
these hard workers, they can't
help where they were born."
"In my opinion, lyrics like these
will cause problems. The timing is
not right and I feel that they are
Courthouse Restoration: Project cost is $1.7 million
bringing this out at this time on
purpose," said Naser Okab, of La
Fiesta Market in Okeechobee.
"There will be a nationwide boy
cott on May 1 to show compassion
for the plight of the Hispanic peo-
ple and then this music comes out.
I don't feel that translating the
National Anthem into Spanish is a
problem, but using the anthem's
music with other words in it will
A sign hangs on the door of La
Fiesta that telling customers that
the store will be closed on May 1 as
a show of compassion for the His-
Maria Carduno, co-owner of
the Santa Fe 2 Restaurant and
Store, also feels that it would be a
good idea to have the words of the
National Anthem translated into
Spanish so that those who do not
speak or read English would still
be able to learn about the anthem
and the story it tells.
"I don't think it would be a
good idea to change the words. It
,See Lyrics-Page 2
in crash of
By Eric Kopp
Two people were apparently
killed sometime Tuesday night
when their single-engine Beech
BE-24 airplane crashed in the
northwestern portion of Okee-
The crash site, said Lieu-
tenant William Markham of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office iOCSO), is about 3.5 miles
west of N.W. 240th St. and N \V'
192nd Ave. (Eagle Island Road
and the Peavine).
According to the Federal Avia-
tion Administration's (FAA) pub-
lic affairs office in Atlanta, the
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
State Senator Rod Smith (D- Alachua) announced this week that the state will give
Okeechobee County $200,000 to begin restoring the Okeechobee CountyCourthouse.
The entire project is estimated to cost $1.7 million.
Funds help county restore courthouse
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee County will be
receiving $200,000 to help fund
the renovations of the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse,
which is part of the projected
$1.7 million needed for the entire
Ironically, what the county
will be receiving to begin renova-
tion is what it apparently cost to
build what is now the oldest
building in Okeechobee County.
Florida State Senator Rod
Smith (D-Alachua) made the
announcement this week that a
total of $7,750,000 million in
funding has been secured for
similar projects across the state.
And according to Sen. Smith's
legislative assistant, there may be'
more money available for Okee-
chobee next year. And, like this
year's, it doesn't have to be
"This is a one-time appropria-
tion," said Tonya Shays, a legisla-
tive assistant to Sen. Smith. "This
began a few years ago because
there are so many rural court-
houses with needs. This fund is
Although it still must by
approved by Governor Jeb Bush,
Ms. Shays said he's always been
in favor of making this money
available to rural counties.
"We feel comfortable that it
will pass," she said.
Okeechobee County Admin-
istrator George Long said the
county submitted the request for
the funding prior to this year's
legislative session as one of the
county's funding requests.
"It will contribute to the over-
all renovation of the building," he
Mr. Long said the $200,000
will go toward renovating both
the inside and outside of. the
courthouse. It will be used to
replace windows, as well as the
electrical wiring, plumbing and
He went on to say the money
will be used to gut the interior of
the courthouse and restructure
the building to meet current
: Mr. Long pointed out that
since the landscaping has been
See Courthouse- Page 2
plane is registered to Roger Kane
of Port St. Lucie. They \ would not
confirm nor deny if he was on
board the plane when it went
They did confirm that there
were two occupants in the
plane, but neither survived the
crash. The FAA and National
Transportation Safety Board
(NTSB) ;were at the crash site Fri-
day, but as of newspaper dead-
line had not released the names
of those killed in the crash.
The FAA stated that the small
plane left Albert Whitted Airport
See Crash--Page 2
Fate of ARC
at next meeting
By Pete Gawda
The Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners
will take another two weeks
before deciding the fate of the
Association of Retarded Citizens
of Okeechobee (ARC).
They declined to act on the
matter at their meeting on Thurs-
day, April 27.
However, commissioners did
take action concerning Recover-
ing Okeechobee After Disaster
(R.O.A.D.), even though it was
not the action that R.O.A. D
Director Jim Vensel had request-
County attorney Laura
McCall told the commissioners
that the county had received a
letter, dated April 25, from ARC
declining the county's offer of
$150,000 to vacate the old hospi-
tal building on S.W Second
Avenue and relocate.
In 1992, ARC and the county
entered into a 99-year lease on
the building. The organization
has not occupied the building
since the 2004 hurricanes. The
See ARC- Page 2
By D. Hamilton
Andy Brewer, principal at
New Endeavor High School,
spoke of how proud he is of the
progress made by students this
year in academics and behavior.
He thanked Kiwanis Club
members for their support of
the Terrific Kids program which
started recently. Club member
Jim Vensel makes a weekly trip
to the school to present exem-
plary students with a T-shirt,
certificate and tokens of appre-
Mr. Brewer, who is either
contract manager or principal
of four different alternative edu-
cation programs, told club
members that New Endeavor
now has over 250 students
ranging in age from 3 to 22, with
20 different programs.
"New Endeavor is not just for
disciplinary problems," he said.
He told club members that
the school has varied programs
for students from regular pre-
school, a migrant pre-k class, a
program for gifted students, a
program for students with mild
to moderate disabilities and
classes for students with emo-
Classroom programs are
also available for students with
risk factors for drug and alcohol
use, and for those who were
previously recommended for
"Teachers enjoy working
and helping support kids at
school to reach their goals,"
said Mr. Brewer.
Mr. Brewer also showed his
See Principal- Page 2
Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Kiwanis Club member Jim Vensel (right) welcomed New
Endeavor High School Principal Andy Brewer (left) and Sean
Downing, dean of students, as they gave updates on student
progress and programs since their visit last December.
Kiwanis members hear
from prideful principal
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would be wrong and just cause
trouble in the community," said
Murielle Marcoux of Quebec,
Canada, expressed her opinion.
"I don't feel that it is right to
change the words to your National
Anthem. Anthems are sacred. If
people want to make up a protest
song that's their right, but they
should show respect for the coun-
try they are living and working in,"
said Mrs. Marcoux. My husband
and I travel all over the world. We
read up on the culture and customs
of the places we intend to visit
before we go. This way we are less
apt to unintentionally offend some-
one in their own country where we
Geri Yates of Okeechobee said
he is also offended by the changing
"I'm offended that someone
would change the words of the
National Anthem. I don't think it's
right," said Ms. Yates. "We go over
to their country to educate our-
selves in their customs and tradi-
tions. We don't try to change their
ways in their country, so why
should they be able to do that very
Wanda Hyatt of .Okeechobee
felt the same way.
"I have nothing against them,
but don't use our national song. Let
them use their own song," said Ms.
Most persons did not have a
problem with the anthem being
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in St. Petersburg at 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Lt. Markham said the plane was
found Thursday and that the OCSO
wa notified around 8:30 p.m.
The OCSO was notified by the
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removed electrical conduit is now
plainly visible. The conduit was
placed along the outside as "new
routes for electrical additions." All
of that conduit will be removed.
Of the three additions made to
the building throughout the years,
two will be removed while one will
remain. One of the additions was
for an elevator at the rear of the
building. A second was added for
the tax collector and clerk of courts
office, while a third addition was
utilized by the clerk's office as a
records room. This addition will
"We will take a step back to the
way the building was when it was
originally constructed," said Mr.
Records indicate that the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse was
built in 1926 and was adopted by
resolution in 1927. On April 17,
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pride as he told club members of
the strides made by fourth grade
students in the Florida Writes por-
tion of the FCAT exams. He said
that preliminary results indicate
that 69 percent of students scored
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county contends that ARC is in
default on their lease. A charge
denied by ARC.
The county contends that ARC
vacated the building and did not
maintain insurance as the lease
requires. The position of ARC is that
the building has not been vacated
and that they notified the county
they had dropped insurance on the
The letter, from ARC attorney
Colin Cameron, noted that accord-
ing to the terms of the lease the
county is obligated to pay all mov-
ing expenses to relocate ARC to
another county-owned property.
Mr. Cameron noted that all propos-
als offered by the county required
ARC to pay a portion of the moving
Mr. Cameron stated that the esti-
mated value of the remaining 85
years on the ARC lease is
$2,550,000. He said that until the
county makes an appropriate offer,
ARC would "proceed with deliber-
ate speed" to renovate the building.
At their last meeting, commis-
sioners forbade ARC to do any
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This sign appears on the
door of La Fiesta Market. It
announces that the store will
be closed on May 1 as a
show of compassion for the
translated as it was written into
Teresa Mahaffey, a visitor from
Ohio, said, "I don't have a problem
with translating the exact words
into Spanish, as long as they don't
try to change them."
Margaret Mahaffey, also from
Ohio, said the "Star Spangled Ban-
ner" should be left alone.
"Let them change the words to
their own National Anthem. They
don't need to be messing with
ours," she said.
Delia Rivera, a Mexican-Ameri-
can'from Okeechobee stated, "If I
was from Mexico, I'd be offended if
someone came in and changed the
words to the Mexican Anthem."
Teresa Ceron felt differently.
"I don't see where changing the
words to the song would hurt any-
Highlands County Emergency
Lt. Markham said the downed
plane was found with the help of a
helicopter from Patrick Air Force
Base. He said the helicopter direct-
ed personnel from the OCSO and
Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue to
Lt. Markham said the site is
1925, Governor John W. Martin
signed legislation that allowed the
sale of bonds at 6 percent interest
to finance the building of the court-
house. The courthouse was built
by the firm of Rogers and Duncan-
son at an estimated cost of
Besides serving Okeechobee
County as its courthouse, inr 1928
the building served as a makeshift
morgue following a disastrous hur-
ricane. The main courtroom in the
building also served as the location
site for a short-lived television sit-
com "Maximum Bob." The dark
paneling behind the judge's bench
was added at that time to improve
lighting for the television series.
But, said Mr. Long, that will all
be changed as the courtroom will
be restored to its original state.
"I've suggested using a portion
of the original building as a muse-
um and we want to keep the main
courtroom on the second floor as a
courtroom," he added.
He did say that the supervisor of
3.5 or better in the sufficient cate-
gory, which is above the district
average by three points.
In other Kiwanis Club news,
club member Dowling Watford
reminded everyone that the May 4
club meeting will be held on the
lawn between the old Okee-
chobee County Courthouse and
the new Judicial Center. The club
will meet at noon to support and
work on the building until the mat-
ter is resolved.
Commissioner Clif Betts asked
how the $2 million figure was
County Administrator George
Long stated that all the information
he had was what was contained in
Commission Chairman John
Abney suggested that since the let-
ter had just been received, the mat-
ter tabled until the next meeting.
"We need to look at it a little
longer," he urged.
"What's to look at?" asked
Commissioner Elvie Posey." I
thought we made a real fair offer.
Nowwe find it's not a good offer."
He called ARC's request "ludi-
"I think they were in default
before the storms," Mr. :Posey
Mr. Betts asked if the county had
received a 2005 audit form ARC.
Mr. Long replied that they had
not. He said the county had just
received the audit for the 2004 fiscal
The county had required ARC to
furnish an audit as a requirement to
receive county funds.
Mr. Posey made a motion to
one's feelings," she said.
Her 14-year-old daughter Nancy
Ceron said she has no intention of
buying the CD.
"I know those artists and I
wouldn't buy the CD. It's no good,"
As the debate over the National
Anthem continues, others in the
community are keeping a close eye
on May 1.
Assistant Superintendent of
Schools Lee Dixon said he isn't
expecting mass tardiness among
Hispanic students on May 1.
"We don't expect to see a lot of
students stay home from school on
Monday. Most come from working
families who expect their children
to be in school," he said Friday.
"There is a mixed view among His-
panic leaders nationwide as to
whether this protest should take
place. Others feel that there are bet-
ter ways to make their voices
heard. Mr. (Gary, principal at Okee-
chobee High School) Kirsch has
talked to kids over the last few
weeks at the high school about a
way to legally protest. Most kids
want to do what is right."
Mr. Dixon also stated that any-
one not attending school Monday
for this reason will be given an
When asked if both the Spanish
and English versions of the Star-
Spangled Banner would be played
at school functions, he replied,
"We will play only one version of
the National Anthem."
In 1931 the Star-Spangled Ban-
ner was officially designated as the
National Anthem by an act of Con-
gress. The first and last verses have
been used through the years at
about a mile from the nearest
home, and estimated it to be
approximately 4 to 5 miles from the
"No homes were in. danger," he
said. "It's nothing but pasture with
a few trees."
He went on to say that the FAA
and NTSB will investigate the actual
elections office will be moved to'
the first floor of the old courthouse.
"The rest has not been decid-
ed," he added.
As for how long the renovation
will take, Mr. Long doesn't know.
"It hasn't really been deter-
mined at this point," he said.
"We're trying to amass the remain-
der of the funding. The next step
will be putting together the renova-
tion plan. I expect that to be occur-
ring over the next several months."
In the meantime, plans have to
be made as to where offices cur-
rently in the old courthouse will be
"For the time being, we're work-
ing on a space needs assessment.
We hope to put offices in one space
as much as possible," said Mr.
Long. "We're trying to consolidate
all of these offices into one area for
several reasons. One being man-
agement effectiveness; a second
reason is convenience to the pub-
lic; and a third reason is increased
efficiency, cost effectiveness 'and
help sponsor the observance of
the National Day of Prayer in
cooperation with the Ministerial
Association. A bagged lunch will
be provided for club members
and their guests.
Benny Vaughan was inducted
as a new member at Thursday's
meeting. Mr. Watford presented
Mr. Vaughan with a membership
certificate and a Kiwanis badge
declare ARC in default, but with-
drew the motion.
The board then voted to table
the matter until their May 11 meet-
Mr. Abney advised talking with
the county administrator and the
county attorney to determine avail-
"When you go to court, every-
body loses but the attorneys," said
Commissioner Gen Woods.
Mr. Posey reminded the board
that they had advised ARC not to do
any work on the building.
"Mr. Cameron addressed that in
his letter," replied Mr. Long.
Commissioners did take action
concerning R.O.A. D. The organi-
zation was formed because of the
2004 hurricanes and has been
administering the county's Hurri-
cane Housing Recovery Program
(HHRP) funds for rehabilitation of
damaged hurricane houses.
At the last meeting, director Jim
Vensel urged commissioners to
consider funding R.O.A.D. as a per-
manent organization, and make it
part of emergency management.
Currently, administrative fund-
ing for R.O.A. D. is based on meet-
ing certain requirements. Mr.
Vensel also requested a monthly
almost every sporting event, public
meeting and at the beginning of
each school day.
The words are:
O Say! Can you see, by the
dawn's early light? I
What so proudly we hail'd at
the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright
stars, thro' the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched
were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the
bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro' the night that
our flag was still there.
O Say! Does that Star-Spangled
O'er the land of the free and the
home of the brave?
O thus be it ever when freemen
Between their loved home and
Blest with victory and peace,
may the Heav'n-rescued land
Praise the power that hath
made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when.
our cause it is just,
And this be our motto, "In God
is our Trust."
And the Star-Spangled Banner
in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the
home of the brave.
Editor's Note: Information from
a story by Associated Press Writer
Laura Wides-Munoz contributed
to this article.
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crash, while the OCSO will do the
death investigation. The actual
cause of death will be determined
by the medical examiner's office.
The reason for the crash was
not known as of yesterday after-
Attempts Friday. afternoon to
reach the NTSB office in Miami for
more details were unsuccessful.
He went on to say plans for an
operations building should be final-
ized in three to four months. The
site for the proposed operations
center has yet to be decided.
"Renovations will begin as soon
as we can vacate these offices," he
said. "It's going to be difficult con-
ducting business here with all the
renovation that's going to be
Sen. Smith said its been fortu-
nate that in the last four years fund-
ing for such projects has been
"Having personally tried cases
as a prosecutor in many rural court-
houses, I know that we have very
real facility needs and recognize
that it is difficult for many rural
counties to foot the bill," he said.
Sen. Smith serves as vice-chair-
man of the Senate Justice Appro-
priations Committee and chaired
the committee during the 2003-04
during the brief ceremony. Mr.
Vaughan told club members that
he and his wife moved to Okee-
chobee four years ago from Ohio
after he retired from the auto
Kiwanis Club meetings are
held every Thursday at noon at
the Village Square Restaurant, 301
W. South Park St.
What the commissioners did
was to limit the number of housing
rehabilitations and allowed for four
monthly draws in the amount of
$9,300 to begin May 15. They fur-
ther moved to transfer any remain-
ing housing rehab and administra-
tion funds into the program budget
for replacement housing adminis-
tered by Roumelis Planning and
"Can we live with this? Yes,"
said Mr. Vensel. "We hope by then
to have funding from other
He said the organization has a
grant writer that has applied for
grants from eight sources.
In addition to HHRP funds,
R.O.A.D. has been operating with
less restrictive grants from Volun-
teer Florida Foundation, Lutheran
Services, Baptist Disaster Relief and
United Methodists grants.
With Volunteer Florida funds,
they have rebuilt 40 roofs. They
hope to be able to continue getting
funding from those sources.
"We do more than just rebuild
or repair," Mr. Vensel said. "We're
helping in every way we can. We
wanted to become recognized as a
long-term recovery organization."
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
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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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, April 29, 2006
NEHS students achieving excellence daily
Brent Stuart was furiously
teaching a history lesson to the
high school students with ten min-
utes until the busses were to
depart. Tammy Wright was walk-
ing the aisles during her business
systems class. Joy Prescott's fourth
graders were discussing a social
studies concept. Ms. Shireman's
students were working on an inde-
pendent practice activity. The end
of the day and the end of the year
provides us with a final chance to
teach a topic or cement an idea.
Two months after the FCAT and
only 20 days of school left, most
people would tend to feel compla-
cent. The students sometimes ask,
"Why do we need to continue to
learn when the FCAT is over?" The
students and staff of New Endeav-
or High School are not in a posi-
tion where we have the luxury of
being able to take time off from
education. This school has
enjoyed a steady rise in achieve-
ment data, behavior, and morale
over the course; of the past few
Nears, due in large to careful plan-
ning and high expectations. For
the remainder of the year, the
teachers will continue to carefully
plan lessons and maintain high
expectations for behavior and aca-
Andy Brewer, Principal at New
Endeavor says, "This is the time of
the year when we need to tie up all
academic loose ends. We should
begin to review the standards and
benchmarks presented through-
out the year and, begin to prepare
for next year."
As we anxiously await the indi-
vidual FCAT scores, our students
are being pushed to achieve excel-
lence daily by the dedicated pro-
fessionals that work closely with
them. If you would like to come in
and see our school or volunteer,
call or stop by New Endeavor. You
can reach us by calling at (863)
Submined to Ire Okeechobfee News
Carl Jones was the lone representative as New Endeavor's
Student of the Week for the week ending April 21. Carl was
presented with a T-shirt and a certificate by Mr. Jim Vensel of
the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee. Keep up the great work,
OMS students take top spots in Earth Day contest
,OMS. had three: students
whose poetry and/or art won in.
the DuPuis Management Area's
2006 Earth Day Art and Poetry
Contest. Jason Rucks' poetry
entry was declared the Overall
Winner and will be printed on
the back of the Earth Day t-
shirts. Benjamin Kielbasa won
Honorable Mention for his poet-
ry entry, and Kallie Yates won
Honorable Mention for her art
entry. All three students' work
will appear in the 2007 DuPuis
"Wild About Wildflowers" cal-
endar. Congratulations, stu-
Congratulations to the top
milers from the OMS PE depart-
ment for April 19: Eighth grade:
Lionel Jones and Kasey Hill.
Congratulations tob Kasey, who
had the fastest time last week
also! Seventh grade: Altis Crow-
ell and Nickey Ingram. Sixth
grade: Gilberto Orozco and Jes-
OMS would like to extend a
big thank you to the OMS
Builder's Club for their recent
donation to the flower garden in
front of the school. The club
donated a Yellow Tabebuia tree,
which will bloom in plentiful
bright yellow flowers.
Campus Scheduling last
names beginning with R-T--
4:30 until 7:30 p.m.
April 28 Fifth: Grade
Elementary, 9 until 10 a.m.; Cen-
tral Elementary, 10 until 11 a.m.
May 1-5 .Parent
Requests for next year's teams
in the OMS office, 7:30 a.m.-4
May ITropicana Speech Dis-
trict Contest, 4:30 p.m. at OFC
Congratulations,. OMS Students of the Week! This week's
honored students had a rare treat-to pose in (andi on!)
Deputy Palmer's patrol car! From left to right are: Angelica
Chavez, Kathleen A. Turner, Tim McLaughlin, Joseph Sum-
merford, Cody Johns, Gilberto Orozco, and Alyssa Welch.
Auditorium ning with U-Z and make-ups-
May 1 Freshman Campus 4:30 until 7:30 p.m.
Scheduling last names begin- May 8-19 OMS Book Fair
Fundraiser aids Hospice residence
Hospice of Okeechobee is cur enll raising, funds for their resi-
dence, The HamrickHomre. They are selling tickets for a:2006 20-
foot Shear%% after boat complete w ith 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 Ch-evrolet,
Lakeshore Marine, Don's Appliance, Riverside National Bank, Quail
Creek PlantatiOn- and Hospice of'Okeechobee. Only 1,5500. tickets
will be sold. Drawing will be heldt'n" Jul\ 4 Forinformation, call
Theresa Davis at (863) 467-2321.
JameS Rieky 34972.
James RiThe entire family would like to
Schneider extend a heartfelt thanks to his
James Ricky Schneider, age .employer, the medical support
32, died suddenly in an automo-' team who arrived on the scene,
bile accident FHP, sheriff's department, Father
on Tuesday, Hugh Duffy, Pastor, All County
April 25, 2006. Funeral Home and Crematory for
He was born their extraordinary public service,
in Lake Worth, and our loving friends who
and was a resi- '11 shared the saddest day of our
dent of Okee- lives. May God bless.
chobee Coun- Funeral services. will be held
ty. Mr. Monday, May 1, at 11.a.m., by
Schneiderwas Father Hugh Duffy, Pastor at
employed by JamesRicky. Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
Omni Waste JamesRicky: located at 901 S.W 'Sixth Street;
Services, Inc. Schneider' Okeechobee. He will be laid to
and co-owner rest immediately following the
together with his wife at Lance's service .at Evergreen Cemetery
Treehouse Boutique and a suc- located at N.E. 39th Street, in
cessful Facilities iand Janitorial Okeechobee. :
Management firm in Okee- Arrangements are being han-
chobee. Mr. Schneider was an dled by All County Funeral Home
avid horseman who loved raising and Crematory, 1107 Lake
Paso Fino horses, boating, fishing Avenue, Lake Worth, Fla.
and exotic motorcycles He was.
looking forward to the birth ol his Phllis A. Mead
first child x\hich is expected in s
September of this Near. Phyllis A. Mead, age 76, of
He is sur ived by: his loving Okeechobee, died \Vednesday,
il e, Mar\ Ann LaMariana) April 26, at her home. She \\a
Schneider and loving slepson,, born in Norwalk, Conn. and had
Lance Nipper of Okeechobee. He. been a resident of Okeechobee
is also survived by his loving par- for the past 19 years coming from
ents Janice (Wellman) Carroll Daie.
and Charles Carroll ot Chielland; Prior to her retirement she was,
sister-in-law, Sandy Wilkinson of an assembler for Motorola for 18
Okeechobee. He will be missed years in Fort Lauderdale. Mrs.
tremendously by his in-laws, Vin- Mead was. of the Episcopal faith
cent La Mariana of Okeechobee and was a member of the Ameri-
and Marianne LaMariana of Palm can Legion Auxiliary of Okee-
Beach Gardens, three brothers' chobee.
in-law and two sisters' in-law. Survi ors include her husband
In lieu of flowers, if you wish, of 57 years, Henry S. Mead of
memorial contributions for their Okeechobee; sons Wayne S.
child may be made to the James Mead of Bradford, Pa., and Jeffrey
R. Schneider Memorial Fund at NM. Mead of Mobile, Ala.; daughter
the First Bank of Indianto\-n, 205 Cindy L. Saucedo of HollKwood;
E.; Park St., Okeechobee, Fla. five grandchildren and three great
34972 (or) the James R. Schnei- grandchildren.
der Benefit Memorial Fund atBig Aycock Funeral Home in Port
Lake National Bank, 500 N. Par-, St. Lucie .is in charge of the
rott Avenue, Okeechobee, Fla. arrangements. ,
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NATIONAL ANTHEM: I was watching the news tonight and much
to my disbelief I heard that the Mexicans now want to change the
wording of our National Anthem. I keep hearing they do the jobs that
Americans won't do; anyone who believes that one anymore is a fool.
If you don't like our National Anthem get out.
TRASH DUMPING: This is about the trash that's being dumped at
Little Farms. I am building a house out there, and down the road some-
one dumped trash out. I got the name and handed it in and it seems
like nobody can do anything about it not even with the names and
the addresses of these people. I think it is ridiculous when it's the coun-
ty that is supposed to be keeping up these roads and stuff and cleaning
up trash. There's a boat, then a car its just people from all over. The
people are from Hollywood that dumped the trash off. It's like the
commissioners can't do anything about it.
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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 insur-
ance. All seniors 55 and over are invited. Consult your auto insur-
ance agent for your three-year discount upon completion of class.
The class is scheduled for two, four-hour days. The instructor will
be Mrs. D.J. Bryan. For information, contact her at (863) 763-0351.
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
School board to discuss grants
In conjunction with the Community Collaborative Council meet-
ing, the Okeechobee County School Board will be discussing sever-
al 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 attend-
ing the meeting or call Cathleen Blair at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255, for
Reunion planned for '60s classes
There will be a '60s reunion at the KOA Convention Center, 4276
U.S. 441 S., from 6 p.m. until-midnight on June 24. There will be a
special tribute for Johnny Mack Kinsaul If you are a member of a
class from 1960-1969 you are invited to,attend. For information, call
(863) 763-6464 or (863) 763-8865.
Church's pre-school is expanding
Peace Lutheran Pre-School, 750 N.W. 23 Lane, has expanded
their services to include kindergarten for.the next school year. Reg-
istration is limited to 15 students who will be age 5 on or before
Sept. 1, 2006. You can register by calling (863) 763-7566, or at the
church. Parents must furnish birth certificates, shot records and
health 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 Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.
Yard sale to benefit 4-H Club
The Bits and Spurs 4-H Club will hold a yard sale on Saturday,
April 29, from 8 a.m. to noon in the parking lot in front of the Brah-
man Movie Theater. Books, clothing, toys, appliances and much
more will be oh sale to help the 4-H club programs.
Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the
EAHEAP program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over.
Call Kim Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.
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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 con-
tact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-
1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.
AA 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 United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at (863)
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St., at8 p.m.
(AA.) 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 mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30 until
6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology and how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive.
Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for
information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
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
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 welcome. For informa-
tion, 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 facilita-
tor. For information, call (863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
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 inter-
ested in working towards the betterment of our community. For informa-
tion, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
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-
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 VF.W Post
#4423, 300 N.W 34th St. All service-connected veterans are invited. For
information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.
Farmer's Market every Thursday from 4 until 7:30 p.m. in Flagler Park.
For information, call (863) 357-MAIN; (863) 763-2225; or, (863) 697-3110.
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith
at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Inter-
national Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10,a.m. at the Community Center, 412 N.W
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact RayWorley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m, at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. Please join us or ask questions.
Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For informa-
tion call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863)
763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One Stop
Center, 123 S.W Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be avail-
able there from 9a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet from 8
until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. For informa-
tion, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet at 7:30
p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W Second St. Anyone interested may attend.
For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family caregivers and is
facilitated by Enid Boutrin, M.S.W. of Hospice of Okeechobee, and Laura
Zel, L.C.S.W of the Area Agency on Aging. The meeting is from 2 until 3
p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information or to reserve your place in the
group, call (863) 467-2321. Free respite care is available for your loved one
while you are in group at Dunklin Assisted Living/Adult Day Care, 407
N.W. Second Ave. For information about respite care, call Lou at (863)
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday
at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome to
join. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportuni-
ty for caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas. The
meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call
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 meeting
will be held Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. until noon at the
Basinger Community Center on U.S. 98. The purpose of meeting is
to provide an opportunity for South Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) to meet with community members that are interest-
ed in using the restored Kissimmee River Valley region for public use
and recreation. Learn about the Kissimmee River Restoration Pro-
ject and the recreational opportunities available for you on SFWMD
GPS class is offered
A U.S. Coast Guard Flotilla 57 G.P.S. program will be held Satur-
day, April 29, from I 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., beginning 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 ministers and a sermon
delivered by Reverend Frank Adams of Abundant Blessings Assem-
bly of God Church. For information, call (863) 763-4021.
Basinger School reunion planned
The Basinger School reunion will be held at the Basinger Com-
munity 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
S(863) 763-3579, or-Altal Lee Barber (863) 634-9735.
Church hosting gospel group
Believer's Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., will host a
gospel sing featuring New Ground on Sunday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m.
For information, call Mickie Slayton at (863) 467-6654.
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 lunch-
es in the Journalism room.
Meeting for veterans planned
All veterans and family members are invited to a town hall meet-
ing being hosted by the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center. 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 Okee-
chobee County Veterans' Service Officer Betsy Grinslade at (863)
Early Learning panel to meet
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of Indi-
an 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 addi-
tional chapters in June. This two-month program 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 Court-
house, 304 N.W Second St., at noon. Everyone is invited as area
ministers will lead prayers for national, state and local leaders
Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Friday, May 5,
and Saturday, May 6, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held at
the Hospice of Okeechobee big blue Volunteer House, located at the
corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Ave. next to the Hospice Rest-
dence. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee. All yard
sale donations will be accepted at this location.
Ministry plans ladies meeting
He Died for Me Ministries will present a special ladies meeting
Saturday, May 6, at 10 a.m. at the St. Lucie Village Town Hall, located
at the corner of Old Dixie and St. Lucie Blvd. A revival will be held
May 4 through May 6 at 7 p.m. For information, contact Ronnie and
Becky Trammell at (772) 519-6003.
Substance abuse group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will meet Tuesday,
May 9, at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene Fellowship Hall,
425 S.W 28th Street. Agenda items will include the 2006 Assessment
Team Report, grant opportunities and funding, as well as short and
long term goals. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP for lunch by
Friday, May 5. For information, call Mary at (863) 634-6403; or, email
'77 class reunion being planned
The class of 1977 is planning their to 30-year reunion. All mem-
bers of the class of 1977 will meet Tuesday, May 9, at the Brahma
Bull Restaurant, 2405 S.R. 441 S.E. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. and the
meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. For information, call Karen
Williamson Larson at (863) 763-5101; Cindy Bennett Hortman at
(863) 697-9817; or, Toni Bennett Doyle at (863) 634-9491.
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.
Agency on Aging meeting slated
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast,
Inc., will meet Monday, May 15, at 9 a.m. in the Area Agency board
room, 1764 N. Congress Ave., Suite 201, in West Palm Beach. For
information, call Heather Newsome at (561) 684-5885.
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"D" Division champs
Morgan's Muddawgs won the Okeechobee County Parks
& Recreation 2006 Men's' Winter "D" Division champi-
onship. Team members were (front row left to right) Lon-
nie Sears, Brad Gibson, Lalo Rodriguez, Eric Kendall and
Kyle Lanier; (middle row left to right) Brad Rucks, Wayne
Morgan, Mellon, Brian Morgan, Billy Childers and Heath
Whipple; (back row left to right) Mark Kovack, Burt Cul-
breth, Todd Hackett and Brandon Storey. Not pictured
are Allen Lanier and Chase Marsocci.
Submitted to UKeecnobee
"E" Division champs
Team Mizuno took the Okeechobee Co
Recreation 2006 Adult Softball Winter Lea
Division championship. Team members v
left to right) Josh Hunter, Ricky Rhuda. Ch
ry, Mike Barcia and Chris Kicklighter; (bi
right) Jamie Wilkerson, Sean Wilkerson, G
Mark Lee, Armondo Rivero and Orrin Wilk
tured were Philip Choate and Mike Stiles.
Sunday, April 30 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
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Beautiful 3/2 located on 1 acre.
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Baseball competition Pop Warner grid
takes place on May 6 sign-ups slated
The Pepsi pitch, hit and run
competition is the official skills
competition of major league base-
ball. 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 cotnmti-
lion 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 con-
tacts Parks & Recreation at (863)
Pop Warner football, anc
cheerleading sign-ups will take
place at the Okeechobee Sport,
Complex on May 6, May 20, June
10, June 24, July 1 and July 1,5
from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The registration fee is $75. Ir
order to register you must bring
the child's last report card, a cur;
rent year physical from your doc-
tor and a copy of the child's birtht
For information, call co-presi-
dents James Shockley at (863'
634-3482 or Albion Crowell a
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"REC" Division champs
The Okeechobee County Parks & Recreation 2006 Adult
Softball Winter Men's "REC" Division champions were
Wayne Carr Trucking. Team members were (front row left to
right) Nick Craig, Chris Craig, Scott Boyer, Marcus John-
son and Dale Craig; (back row left to right) Wesley Kemp,
Erik Wine, Orlando Arana, Tommy Harden, Michael Berry,
Heith Rucks, Tommy Comfort, Craig Stokes and Tim Craig.
plans fishing tourney
[1 The Okeechobee Contractors
Association will sponsor a bass
fishing tournament on May 20 at
the Okee-Tantie Marina with all
proceeds going toward youth ori-
ented projects. The registration
fee is $120 per boat (teams of
two). There will be over $3,000 in
cash and prizes paid to the top six
Spaces. There will also be'a big
fish award'. For information con-
tact John at (863) 634-7446 or Lisa
at (863) 697-6541.
- Summer play camp
t registrations slated
Sign-ups for the Okeechobee
County Parks and Recreation
Department's 2006 summer play
camps will begin Monday, May 1,
at 8 a.m. at the department's new
office at the Okeechobee County
Sports Complex, 640 N.W. 27th
Enrollment is limited and slots
will be filled on a first-come, first-
Campers must be 6 to 12 years
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
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 pro-
gram, and $10 per week for a
child on the free school lunch
program within the Okeechobee
County school system 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,
skeet shoot is planned
The Florida Agri-women have
announced that their inaugural
skeet shoot event will take place
May 13 at Quail Creek Plantation,
1907 N.E. 224th St.
Station sponsorships and sin-
gle shooter tickets are available.
For information, call Dianne
Spann at (863) 634-3327.
Final applications are now
being evaluated for the Ten Star
All-Star Summer Basketball Camp
for boys and girls between the
ages of 10 and 19.
The camp is by invitation only.
Players from 50 states and 189
foreign countries\ attended the
Camp locations include, but
are not limited to: Babson Park;
Gainesville, Ga.; Hickory, N.C.;
and, Lebanon, Tenn.
For a free brochure, call (704)
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Reflections from the Pulpit
By Rev. Duane Eatmon
Pastor, Treasure Island
PEACE IN TROUBLED TIMES
"When you pass through the
waters, I will be with you; and
when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned..." (Isaiah
43:2) There are two things besides
taxes that are inevitable and guar-
anteed in life: You WILL have trou-
bled times and God WILL give you
peace in the midst of them.
No one is exempt from tough
times. God said in Isaiah 43:2:
"WHEN you pass through the
waters, WHEN you walk through
the fire..." The question isn't if you
will have difficult times, just when.
Even Jesus, who lived a perfect
and sinless life, suffered great phys-
ical pain while on earth.
"Then He said to them, 'My soul
is overwhelmed with SOrrOW to
the point of death. Stay here and
keep watch with me." (Matthew
"They stripped him and put a
scarlet robe on him, and then twist-
ed together a crown of thorns and
set it on his head. They put a staff in
his right hand and knelt in front of
him and mocked him. 'Hail, king of
the Jews!' they said. They'spit on
him, and took the staff and struck
him on the head again and again.
After they had mocked him, they
took off the robe and put his
clothes on him. Then they led him
away to crucify him." (Matthew
No matter what type of difficulty
you're going through, you may be
wondering, Can God stop this from
happening? Absolutely. He can do
"Jesus looked at them and said,
'With man this is impossible, but
not with God; all things are possi-
ble with God." (Mark 10:27) "Great
is our Lord and mighty in power;
his understanding has no limit."
(Psalm 147:5) "Ah, Sovereign
LORD, you have made the heavens
and the earth by your great power
and outstretched arm. Nothing is
too hard for you." (Jeremiah 32:17)
If He can, why doesn't He?
God is more interested in our
ultimate growth and well-being
than our temporary comfort. It's
not something we want to hear
when we're going through difficult
times, but we grow and are
strengthened during such times.
So, while God is saddened by
our suffering, He sometimes
allows it. We all hurt when tragedy
touches out lives but not to the
Have you ever stood by the cof-
fin of a loved one, feeling loneliness
and despair, and looked up to see a
special friend? The pain was still
there, but knowing ,a beloved
friend had come to walk beside
you made the tragedy easier to
In just the same way, Christians
experience the presence of Christ
during difficult times. God not only
promised that we would go
through tough times; He also
promised to be with us.
"WHEN YOU PASS THROUGH
THE WATERS, I WILL BE WITH
YOU." (Isaiah 43:2) Only God's
children experience His presence
during difficult times. If you are a
child of God, you have the privilege
of asking Him to walk with you
during times that would be
unbearable without Him.
If you're not a child of God, if
you don't have a personal relation-
ship with Him, you can change that
at any time. God can be with you in
your darkest hour. And He can be
,with you during your brightest
days. He can be the beloved Friend
your heart may be crying out for
While the process of. having
Christ in our lives is simple, there
are definite and deliberate steps
Okeechobee to observe National Day of Prayer
The faithful of Okeechobee
will gather on the courthouse
lawn this coming Thursday, May
4, at noon to observe the National
Day of Prayer with prayers and
music. Music will be provided by
Rev. Larry Kilgore, pastor of the
Okeechobee Church of God and
by the Children's Choir of Grace
Christian School. A welcome and
invitation to prayer will be given
by Rev. Al Jaquith, pastor of First
Baptist Church of Basinger. That
will be followed by the posting of
colors by American Legion
Memorial Post 64 Color Guard.
Don Kovacs, vice-commander
and chaplain of American Legion
Post 64 will'offer a prayer for vet-
erans. The city council and mayor
will be prayed for by Rev. Jim
Hudson, pastor of His House Fel-
lowship, Church of the Nazarene.
Rev. Pete Gawda, interim pastor
of the First Hispanic Baptist
Church of LaBelle will lead in a
prayer for the county commis-
sioners. A prayer for law enforce-
ment officers and firefighters will
be offered by Rev. Kilgore. Those
in the military will be remem-
bered in prayer by Dr. Edward
Weiss, pastor of the Church of our
Saviour. Dr. John Keith, pastor of
Oakview Baptist Church, will be
praying for national and state
leaders. Our local school person-
nel will be prayed for by Rev.
Bruce Simpson, pastor of First
United Methodist Church. Rev.
Mike Brown, pastor of The Gath-
ering, will be praying for churches
and local ministries. Since the
family is the backbone of the
country, Rev. Duane Eatmon, pas-
toi of Treasure Island Baptist
Church will lead.in prayer for par-
ents and families. Those in hospi-
tals and nursing homes will be
prayed for by Rev. Edward Stew-
art, pastor of New St. Stephens
A.M.E. Church. The closing
prayer will be offered by Dr.
Randy Huckabee, senior pastor of
First Baptist Church of Okee-
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
In this photograph, taken at Okeechobee's observance of the
Nation Day of Prayer, May 1, 2003, Rev. Jim Hudson, pastor of
His House Fellowship Church of the Nazarene welcomes the
crowd to the courthouse lawn. This year's commemoration of the
event will take place Thursday, May 4 on the courthouse lawn.
Parrott Avenue Christian Church
is now known as the Westside
Christian Church of Okeechobee,
and is located at 8082 S.R. 70 W.
The minister is Richard Barker and
the Associate Minister is Willard
Delaney. Sunday services begin at
10 a.m., while Sunday Bible School
starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday night
prayer meetings begin at 6 p.m. A
nursery is provided. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-2278.
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 par-
ents and pre-school children. The
curriculum will explore God's
word through activity centers.
There will also be a special class
for parents. For information or to
register, call Angela at (863) 763-
The First Linit d Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St., is
offering a short term study pro-
gram. The Forty-Sixty is based on
Discipleship Resources. literature
by Richard H. Gentzler, Jr. and
Craig Kenneth Miller. The study
will take place each Tuesday from
6:45 until 7:45 p.m. at the church.
The study is open to everyone, and
will be led by Rev. Bruce Simpson
and Rev. Jim Dawson. For infor-
mation or to register, call (863)
. The 5th Sunday Celebration
will be held Sunday, April 30, at the
First United Methodist Church, 200
N.W Second St., beginning 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 scrip-
ture readings and prayers by local
ministers and a sermon delivered
by Reverend Frank Adams of
Abundant Blessings Assembly of
God Church. For information, call
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 Slay-
ton at (863) 467-6654.
National Day of
Okeechobee's observance of
the National Day of Prayer will be
held Thursday, May 4, on the lawn
of the Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 N.W. Second St., at
noon. Everyone is invited as area
ministers will lead prayers for
national, state and local leaders
He Died for Me Ministries will
present a special ladies meeting
Saturday, May 6, at 10 a.m. at the
St. Lucie Village Town Hall, located
at the corner of Old Dixie and St.
Lucie Blvd. A revival will be held
May 4 through May 6 at 7 p.m. For
information, contact Ronnie and
Becky Trammell at (772) 519-
Peace Lutheran Pre-School,
750 N.W 23 Lane, has expanded
their services to include kinder-
garten for the next school year.
Registration is limited to 15 stu-
dents who will be age 5 on or
before Sept. 1, 2006. You can regis-
ter by calling (863) 763-7566, or at
the church. Parents must furnish
birth certificates, shot records and
health certificate for students.
that each child of God must take:
(1) Recognize that you are a sinner
and helpless to save yourself. (2)
Ask Jesus to save you. (3) Receive
His gift of salvation and peace.
No child of God has to walk
alone, and no tragedy is forever.
Isaiah 43:2 has another impor-
tant word: "through". "When you
pass THROUGH the waters...
When you walk THROUGH the
fire." Psalm 23:4 has this same
word of promise: "Even though I
walk through the valley of the shad-
ow of death, I will fear no evil, for
you are with me; your rod and staff,
they comfort me.." You may be
passing through one of the most
"Where the Diffei
difficult times of your life. Passing
through something indicates that
there will be an end. You'll get to
the end of the deep water and step
onto dry ground. You'll finish the
journey through fire and the heat
will subside. If you keep walking,
you'll eventually walk out of the
You will feel better again,
though time-and even eternity-may
be necessary for complete healing.
You may never be the same, but
with God's help you can be
stronger, Jesus Christ will walk
with you through anything you
rence is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 98th St. Okeechobee, 34972 (P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584 Home: (863) 763-7165
Sunday school 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Meal 5:45 p.m. Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
3 Linda Rd. (BHR) *, (863) 357-6500
Pastor David Robertson
First United Methodist Church
Traditional Sunday Worship:
8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Regeneration Contemporary Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. j
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EXCEPTIONAL STARTER HOME 2-
3/1 CBS home on 142x75 lot In town,
NEW roof, NEW A/C unit. $119,000.
#216. Call Lori 863-634-1457.
EXTRA...ORDINARY 21. CBS Mouse
with NEW Roof, A/C, kitchen has appli-
ances, breakfast corner and French
Doors! Laminate wood floors through-
out, bedrooms have Berber carpet.
Landscaped yard. $205,000. #217.
Call Jeri 863-634-6056
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BIG "0" RV WINTIEn UI-HWAr.
Must sell. 2000 M-home on lot.
$39,000. MAKE OFFER. # 216D. Call
U, .iOE -r C flaSiA C. VI-- aLI a lfl
3/2 DWMH on captive lake, 1 acre.
15x20 addition, double carport, work-
shop, fruit trees.REDUCED $148,000.
#213B. Call Lori 863-634-1457.
A PLACE TO HANG YOUR HEART
Custom energy efficient 3/2/2 ,w/den on
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RANCHETTE FARM 40.'- ACRES
fenced, 2000SF 2/2/2 CBS home, 1/1
apt, barn w/cooler. 30 acres irrigated.
1/1 apt for employees or friends.
$1,025,000. #214. MAKE OFFER! Call
LUXURY WITHOUT UPKEEP Furr.,rned
2/2 cozy SWMH in Oasis Village with 2
attached carports. Storage building. Enjoy
maintenance free pool & clubhouse in this
relaxing community, $120,000. #211D. Call
Jeri at 863-634-6056.
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Linda Thornton Cell 561-252-8383
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.Jim Pippin Cell 863-634,-6134
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J. Nathan Pippin, Lic. Real Estate Broker Julie Turner Cell 863-697-1649
St. Cer Re. Real Estate Appraier RD4501 No One Knows The Countru Like We Do'
g90830 -5 \ l10u lot building ite in Ba-incood on N%\ 32nd Avenue
#90469 100 x.142.5 Multifamily Building Site in Okeechobee City Limits.
#89915 86' x 286' Single Family Building Site in Okeechobee City Limits.
#89186 75' x 110' Waterfront Building Site in Treasure Island. Dock &
Seawall included. $139,900
#90852 1.25 acre Viking lot on a canal. $35,000
#90368 1.25 acre Viking lot in Section 22. $50,000
#90629 New/Pre Construction 3/2/1 in Basswood. Buyer needs construc-
tion financing. $166,900
#90027 Waterfront 3/2 CBS home in Okeechobee Estates w/ pool. $249,000
#90042 Waterfront 3/2 SWMH includes seawall & dock. Home is close to
Taylor Creek. $199,000
#90044 Waterfront 2/1.5 home in Treasure Island. Seawall & Dock.
#90043 Waterfront 2/2 DWMH in Taylor. Creek Isles. $225,000
#90522 Waterfront 3/2 DWMH in Taylor Creek Isles w/ many extras!!!
22 SWMH W'ATTACHED CARPORT
and covered entry, Fla. room. Enjoy
swimming at the Clubhouse without
the Hassle of maintence and clean-
ing.$95,500. #211C. Call Jeri 863-634-
WATERFRONT DIRECT ACCESS TO
LAKE OKEECHOBEE 3br/2ba w/ HUGE
master br & walk-in closet. All NEW
kitchen, appliances & metal roof.
Heated, self-cleaning pool, screened
deck & boat ramp.' (35 minutes to Stuart
- 55 minutes to WPB). Call Bill 863-634-
FURNISHED 2/1 SWMH in Oasis
Village. Back patio facing private lake.
Wonderful Community with Clubhouse &
Pool. $82,000. #2120. Call Jeri 863-634-
2 BR/2BATH DWMH w/carpet, vinyl,
attached carport & Ig. family room.
Located in Pine Ridge Park. $125,000.
#217D. Call Mark 863-634-6999.
1.25 ACRE in River Oak Acres. Features encased well and sep-
tic, ready for your home to be built. $189,000. Call Sharon 863-
ZONED MULTI-FAMILY 3 city lots in SW section. Possible com-
merical zoning change. REDUCED: $130,000. #123. Call Lori
BASSINGER 1.82 acre corner homesite. Many beautiful trees.
Well, culvert. Located on corner of 700A and 203 Ave. MOTI-
VATED MAKE OFFER! $75,000. #113.Call Lori 863-634-1457.
BIG "0" RV PARK Waterfront community. 6 lots sold sepa-
rately. Swimming pool, Clubhouse, Recreation Hall, Dinners,
Activities year round. $30,000 Each. Call Lori 863-634-1457.
SPOT IN THE SUN Older DWMH with potential to be fixed up.
$60,000. #226B. Adjacent corner lot homesite. $50,.000. #129C
Call Lori 863-634-1457.
DELIGHTFUL KEY WEST CABIN in BHR. 2/2 home, 162 ft
waterfront, seawall, boathouse, workshop, fruit trees, garden,
deck, screen porch, beautiful landscaping in every detail, Bimini
shutters. $259;000. #203C. Call Lori 863-634-1457.
(3) 1.5 ACRE +/- on R-Bar Estates. Owner financing available
for qualified buyers. MLS# 91144. Call Mark 863-634-6999.
210' X 150' BUILDING SITE in Commercial Corridor. Close to
Hospital & Schools. $350,000. MLS # 91145. Call Mark 863-634-
LOCATION, LOCATION Buckhead Ridge. 2BR/2BA NEW SW
w/Boat house. $170,000. #221-A or MLS #91261. Call John 863-
RARE, Okeechobee Multi-Family 2 Tri-plex, 1 Duplex. $700,000.
#304A or MLS #90672. Call John 863-697-0413.
WORKING RANCH 780 acres. $11,500/acre will not divide. 1,5
miles of paved road frontage. #012 or MLS #89884. Call John
SHERMAN-WOOD RANCHESIotl19 7.8 acres, gatedcommu-
nity. $358,000. #112-B-6r MLS #90789. Call John 863-697-
Don Renfranz, Inc.'s
Taylor Creek Real Estate
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dock on one of our very best canals!
Garage with laundry! Sturdy block con-
struction of course! $252,5001
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big den/office, screened patio w/ hottub,
seawall w/dock, nice tilework and recent
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#90984 AFFORDABLE 1988 DOU-
BLEWIDE! Non-waterfront Buckhead
location with water and sewer service!
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ors! Looking for something under
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* #91197 WATERFRONT lot
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LOTS! From $34,900 to
* 10 ACRES close to town!
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Brandon D. Tucker, P.A., Lic. Real Estate Broker
William S. "Bill" Keene, Sr., 634-6797
Lori Mixon 634-1457 John Pell, 697-0413
Sharon Johnson 634-6241 Jeri Wilson 634-6056
Mark Goodbread 634-6999 Sheryl Coonfare 634-1343
Ron Staley 697-6221 Lynne Price 634-4250
104 N.W. 7th Ave..(863) 763-4010
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Associates: W.S. "Bill" Keene Sr. 634-6797
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Jeri Wilson 634-6056 Sheryl Coonfare 634-1343 Ron Staley 697-6221
Keith Pearce 634-7007 Lynne Price 634-4250 Mark Goodbread 634-6999
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5-50 acre home sites one
hour from Palm
Beaches one mile from
River and Marina with
direct access to Lake
71 Ranches of 5 to 18
acres each in
Okeechobee miles of
equestrian and walk-
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scenery and room to
Home sites starting
from the Mid-$200's, 5-
20 acre Home sites,
Deed restricted, Gated
entry way, Natural trail
systems, Only 30 home
Advertise The Okeechobee News Real Estate
Pages Contact Kay Sheedy at 763-3134
Request.... Don Renfranz
REALTOR Taylor Creek Real Estate
Cell: 863-634-4596 Home: 863-467-2930
89788 SPOTLESS HOME... WITH
ROOM TO ROAM! Full 3 2 ...Lh .-car 989120 LAKE-ACCESS WATERFRONT
g.U.ra : plu-_ d.:-' hc.J r h- chop all :r. TRAILER PARK' .-% E,,' r .-r.n 3 tler:
almost an acre -in. Dixie Ranch A\c,.-'I ,Ed bytennants c.- .rr orr.c'
Immaculate block house includes F!lori.i N -'. roofing materials, other recent
room, laundry, central vac! Delightfully repairs -- we invite inspections!
landscaped! A little bit of "country" just 7 INCLUDES -9 PLATTED WATER-
mi. NW of town! $289,900. FRONT LOTS! $185,000! CALL DON!
OK ACRES -10 ACRE PARCELS!
"Best prices around on high lM allty acreage"
Let #7 $220,000 Seller Financedl
Lot #13 $253,000 Seller Financedi
Lot #17 $253,000 Seller Financedi
Lot #1 $300,000 Seller Financedll
#89201 4+ ACRES WITH HWY. 78 WEST FRONTAGE! Zoned AC, mostly
cleared! POTENTIAL AT $450,000.
#90771 ISLES WATERFRONT IMPROVED VACANT LOT! All "debris"
gone no clearing expenses! Brand new seawall! Dock with existing hoist!
Conforming'new doublewide or h-.ou OK' Existing water account included!
;91122 PRAIRIE PARCEL PRICED TO BEAT THE COMPETITION! \\h%
pa, i-10 000 or more? And it .a nice one *>.ith power lne' VWe have map and
dircttion' to get to it at 15784 NW 262nd StrEc' $IUST $34,900!
Do you have a
41' piece of
... property or a
would like to
To find out how you can
be in this Real Estate Book
contact Kay Sheedy at
WHAT DO I NEED
TO DO BEFORE MAKING A
Even before starting to look at houses, find out what price house you can afford,
says syndicated columnist Dian Hymer.
Roughly speaking, Hymer says you can afford to buy a home equal in price to
three times your gross annual income.
More precisely, the price you can afford to pay for a home will depend on six
Lenders also analyze your income in relation to your projected cost of home
ownership and outstanding debts to determine the size loan you can have.
SHymer says your housing expense-to-income ratio is determined by calculating
your projected monthly housing expense, which consists of the principal and
Interest payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.
The sum of these costs is referred to as "PITl." Monthly homeowners'association
dues, if you're purchasing a condominium or townhouse, and private mortgage
insurance are added to the PITI.
Your housing expense-to-income ratio should fall in the 28 to 33 percent range,
although some lenders will go higher under certain circumstances.
Your total debt-to-income ratio should be in the 34 to 38 percent range.
HAPPY TRAILS RANCHES
MH IN TREASURE ISLAND. 1/1,
extra hidabed, furnished, Fl room, laun-
dry room, workshop, storage shed,
80x188 lot. $76,000. #206C. Call Lori
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Cell: 447-1443 Office: 467-9968
SOLD OVER $5 MILLION IN REAL ESTATE THROUGH JUNE! NEED YOUR LISTINGS!
Bridgewater on Tailor Creek
Enclave of 12 townhouses
in gated community.
For more information call Liz Weisser
Coldwell Banker/Berger Real Estate,. ...
311 N.E. 2nad t.
[behind Regions Bank next to State Farm Ins.)
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Barbar %vaill n. Lie. R.E. Broker *IMargarel Pigg Bnd, Lie. R.E Brker M.A S
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3 Bd, 2 B.a DWVMH home with an
open floor plan. Over 1300 sqft of
living space. Located ini a nice com-
munity. close to town. Move in con-
dition. Community boat Access to
Tayior Creek. $99.950.
New family who will appreciate
my charm. my 2 y.o. roof and my
200 deep lot, my location just out-
side the city and my 2 BR 1 BA
size. Asking: $85,000
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES
This 3bd, 2ba home has hook up for
motor home. 50ft boat house with
lift Pontoon Boat included. Located
in Taylor Creek Isles. this large home
has 3 porches to view the waterfront
3bd, 2ba DW H, Lake Access with
covered Boat Dock Enjoy the Back
Porch overlooking the water Ready
to move in! Asking. $.199,000
BEAUTIFUL AND FULLY FURNISHED
2005 2bd, 2baDWlMH, iullly ur-
nished with New Furniture. Open
Floor Plan. This i; a must see, locat-
ed in Buckhead Ridge. Ready to
move in all you need to bring is
your toothbrush! Asking: $125,000
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duplex, 19 MH/RV spaces and 1800 sq ft porch, open vaulted living area. Also, 12x40 and covered patio on 2 shaded lots, carport, Great family home overlooking private
detached garage. Don't miss this onel Seller attached carport area. Asking $139,900. newer A/C, shed with electric, lots to see lake. 3/2 with oversized Florida room,
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tiled, crown molding, great room, dining room, huge eat in kitchen.
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BERGER REAL ESTATE 800 SQUTH PARROTr AVENUE ~ Philip Y. Berger,ULcensed Real Estate Broker
Advertise The Okeechobee News Real Estate
Pages Contact Kay Sheedy at 763-3134
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2 1200 S. Parrott 763-2104
Specialists On Groves, Ranches & Acreage
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close to 441. Easy to access the
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IF YOU .ARE LOOKING TO BUY OR SELL L-LND.
CENTURY 21 HAZELLIEF & PREVATTIS THE PLACE TO LAND.
(2) 13+/- acre parcels -new ranchettes in Okeechobee. Estates at Okeechobee Pines.
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of Ok'echr._bEe 1i$",lI R-zidernradJ IOUL .iartur.g at $12,000.
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takes place. High volume north/south traffic through the city provides an avenue for addi-
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niture & equipment included; approx. seating for 144+/-; 4000+/- SF under roof 3496+/-
under heat/air; city water & sewer; Ig. kitchen area; service area; ,alad bar. 2 rs.trooms-
'.'tfaic -Ppace,. storage space. off road paved parking with room for expans;icr,. Adl showings
shall be by appointment only and MUST be accompanied, by a representing realtor.
POTENTIAL BUYERS MUST HAVE PROOF OF ABILITY TO PURCHASE. (#90659)
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3/2 DWMH overlooking captive lake located in Taylor Creek Isles. Master
bath has whirlpool garden tub and separate shower, large converted back
porch. Furnishings are less than 2 yrs. old, full list is on file. (#90192)
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would like to
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contact Kay Sheedy at
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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, April 29,2006 13
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 fol-
Theatre I -"RV" (PG-13) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Larry The Cable
Guy (PG-13} Showtimes: Friday at
7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
.at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
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, 7and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County Board
of Realtors is accepting entries for
their monthly property beautifica-
tion awards program. The property
does not have to be for sale and is
open to residential and commer-
cial property throughout the coun-
ty. For information or to obtain
entry forms, contact Dale Ann Wat-
ford, secretary of the board at (863)
634-7311 or (863) 763-8222.
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 a.m.
until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m., Monday through Friday. It is
closed 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 Waste Man-
agement of Okeechobee at (863)
357-0111, or (863) 763-4818.
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.
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
Linda Slattery at (772) 595-1385.
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)
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)
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Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memorlam 125
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
Babysitter Needed, 2 children,
2-4 yrs. of age, avail, any-
time, preferably in home.
Ref's req'd. (863)697-2066
BIG SET OF KEYS ON 4/16 AT
CITY BOAT RAMP.
SET OF KEYS: # of keys on
Lg. ring found with Master
Lock.. Found in vic. of Padgett
II Store. (863)467-2072
CHIHUAHUA, Male, Small,
Brown & 1 dirty white fiber-
glass Canoe. Missing
863-675-1497 Muse Area
DACHSHUND, Leopard Color,
,Black & Grey Spots. Unique
I:lii 1 r.1,ile. Vic. of 15A &
.'B P:., rdl. (863)697-1421 .
DOBERMAN, black & tan,
John Deere collar, vic. of NW
50th & 441. REWARD!
FAMILY DOGS- 2 dogs at N.
Elem Soccer Field, 1 brindle
bulldog/Cur mix, 1 red Cur
dog white on chest. Dogs
have brand "H" on hips
RED BONE, female, 12
w e e k s
old, on 4/17/06, vic. of Bet-
CORGI- to good loving home,
female, spayed, hsebroke,
needs lots of love
FREE GERMAN SHEPHERD
PUPPIES great watchdogs,
all shots. (863)983-5597
PIT BULL MIX- male, brindle,
free to good home.
WATER FILTER Includes large
outside pump, Free, you
At Cypress Hut Flea Market.
4701 Hwy 441 SE.
Lots of Garage Sale Items &
Vendors At Cypress Hut Flea
Market Every Fri., Sat. &
U ..ag/ad aes04
MULTI FAMILY YARD SALE
OKEECHOBEE, Sat., 4/29 &
Sun., 4/30, 8am til 2pm,
1423 SW 19th Terrace, Lots
of Designer Clothes, szs. 3
to 20, Furniture, Appliances,
HH Items. No Early Birds
Sat., April 29th, 8am-2pm,.
2913 SE 18th Terrace TCI.
Couch, Chair, End Tables,
Women's 2v Clothes.
Lavn MouI r & More.
Em ployment -
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Full Time 020
A/C SERVICE TECH/INSTALLER
w/Min. 3 yrs. exp.
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW,
Good pay, Benefits, 401K.
Also taking apple's for Helpers
AM & PM
1111 S. Parrot Ave.
BADCOCK & MORE
Opening for F/T Sales Person.
Apply In person @ 512 WN
Park St. No phone calls pls.
CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
House, Phone, Lights
634-1758 or 634-1756
* Large Cattle Operation near
Yeehaw Junction seeks:
Feed Truck Driver
Insurance & benefits.
Housing available for
Drug Free Workplace
Call Sandy at Rollins Ranch
Send resume: e-mail
or fax 772-567-7808
COOK: Needed for childcare
center. Call (863)467-5588
or stop by Tender Care
@ 604SW 5th St..
Dickerson needs experienced
DRUG TEST REQ'D
FARM RANCH MECHANIC
General repairs for farm equip.
including heavy equip. Exp,
with tools, Valid drivers li-
cense. Drug Free Work
Full Time- Part Time
Several Positions Available
Ft. Drum Area
Exp. only need apply.
Dozers, ADT, Articulate
Dump Trucks, etc. Palm
Beach, Martin &
Call (800)537-3031 for
info or fax resume to
Medical Billing Clerks.
Apply In person only @
Okeechobee Discount Drugs
203 SW Park St.
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Survey Crew Chief
Hourly pay range $20-$25/hr:
40+ hours/week. Must have
valid D.L and transportation.
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:,
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips
LEAD POSITION AVAILABLE
For Infants & Toddlers
Call Wendy at Faith Academy
FULL TIME/PART TIME
employees. GOOD PAY.
3 Shifts, 3:30pm-11pm,
4-11pm, 5-11pm. Mon. -
Fri., I Sat. per mo, day-
time. Must have valid FL
OL, trans. to & from
work, no criminal record.
For Application call
Interstate Brands Corp.,
home of Twinkies and
Merita Bread needs
ROUTE SALES DRIVERS.
Sell & deliver to estblsd.
accts. HS dlp./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
Minorities, women, all other
encouraged to apply.
YOU A MORE INFORMED
reades are mare popular
Ful Ti e 0 01
Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
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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Full Time ~
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
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Outside Sales Consultant.
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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
Executive Secretaries &
Provides administrative support for
the Hendry & Glades County Health
Department Director; self starter with
excellent secretarial/administrative skills;
must have ability to multi-task & use a
variety of computer software (i.e., word,
excel, power point, etc.) Background
EEO/AA. Apply on line:
Call Lynn @ 863-674-4041 x115
for more details
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK
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:
Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
Driver needed for
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Okeechobee area. Fax
resumes to 772-460-7927.
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Class A & B CDL Required.
Walpole Feed &
2595 NW 8th Street
DISTRIBUTED COMPUTER SYSTEM ANALYST
Network & Computer Systems
Information Technology position working with
LAN & WAN; self starter; responsible for
trouble shooting, assisting all level of users,
ability to maintain variety of complex computer
systems, ability to use a variety of computer
software (i.e., Microsoft Office, organizational
applications, etc.); MCSA/MCP/A+
certifications preferred. Background screening/
fingerprinting required. EEO/AA. Apply on line:
Call Lynn @ 863-674-4041x 115
for more details
Ft. Drum Citgo needs overnight staff for the ser-
vice station on Florida's Turnpike. Applicants
must have a clan motor vehicle record. Benefits
include; higher pay for night shift, gas reim-
bursement, paid tolls, health insurance vaca-
tions, 401K and a pleasant work environment.
We will train all work responsibilities. Advance-
ment opportunities are available for people who
show initiative. South of Yeehaw Jct., we are ac-
cessible from Ft. Pierce, Okeechobee and Vero
Beach. Grab a job in the lane with Ft. Drum Citgo
mm 184 FL. Turnpike. 863-763-9383 DFWP
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-
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you check with the Better
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ALUMINUM DIVISION OF
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Aluminum Roof Over
M & D CONTRACTING
Pressure Washing &
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No ob to big or small. Free
est mates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698
One man's trash Is anoth-
e' man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classl-
JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Books & Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
Children's items 555
China, Glassware, Eft, 560
Drapes Linens & Febries 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys & Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
AIR CONDITIONER 5 ton,
hardly used. As is. $800 Call
Steve (239)564-2173 La-
AMERICAN OAK DRESSER-
1800's, Excellent condition,
$500. or best offer,
BARBER CHAIR, Antique, Mfg.
by Emil J. Padair Co. Pat #
cond. $800 (863)697-0328
ROCKER- Solid, Walnut, Fold-
ing. Seat 142", Back 19",
Padded seat & back $50.
WHISKEY BARRELS (2) -
About 100 years old. $1200
or best offer for both or will
FREEZER, Chest Type, Small,
Runs good. $75.
BR SUITE- 5pc, Golden Har-
vest, Simmons bedding, bed,
2 dressers, stands, mirror,
chest, $800 (863)467-8481
CAPTAINS BED- with 6 draw-
ers, $250 (863)261-1117
DINING ROOM SET: 4 pc.
DINING ROOM SET- Pecan ta-
ble w/3 leafs, seats 4-10, 6
chairs, buffet & hutch. $600.
DRESSER Large, 9 drawers.
Antique handles, exc. cond.
Hard wood. $30
DRESSER w/24x36 Mirror.
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.
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.
$2 5. (863)357-3863
HIDE-A-BED: Queen, Green &
White w/matching chairs.
Good condition. $125.
RECLINER LOVESEAT- Like
new, Leather, Pd $1500 Will
trade for nice DbI. Bed & Gold
Chain. 863-357-2233 Okee.
SHELVING UNITS 2 match-
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
SOFA & LOVESEAT 6 mths.
old. Pd. $2000, asking
$1500 or best offer.
(863)634-5821 call any-
TODDLER BED, Graco Stroller,
girls clothes, 72+ pcs., $80
for all. (863)697-0845
TODDLER SLEIGH BED -
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-
WRITING DESK, 17"x43"
ask for Tracy
38 CAL Stainless steel, 5
shot revolver, 2" barrel, cus-
tomer grips, like new, $395
T/C ARMS SUPER CONT. 14"
Bull barrel 35 cal. Bushnell
Phantom 2.5 scope $400.
freezer, white, exc cond,
$250 cash (863)357-3026
REFRIGERATOR Kenmore 14
cf, Frost free. glass sliding
shelves, 18 mo old, $200
WASHER & DRYER Whirl-
pool, matching set, great for
shop/mud room, $100/both.
(863)675-2404 after 5pm.
WASHER & DRYER- 6 mos
old, like new, $400
COFFEE POT- 10 cup Farber
Ware, like new, $20
CARPORT FRAME: 16X25,
Heavy Duty, Metal. $220.
ATTIC STAIRS: Pull Down
Type. Fits opening 211/2 x
53/2. $50. (863)675-5929
KITCH. CAB DOORS- oak
w/handles & hinges, 1 pr
24x20, 5pr 32x20, lpr
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
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.
COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots of programs
& games. $175.
HP Compaq Presario Win.
XP, 17" monitor; keyboard,
mouse & speakers. Exc.
cond, $375 (863)763-6342
WEB TV- computer w/2 key-
boards, $75 (863)902-0257
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
GENERATOR Homelite LRX
4500 watt, 8.5 hp, 120/240
volt, 142 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
SCROLL SAW, 16". $75
VARIOUS ASSORTMENT OF
TOOLS- Hand tools, Ladder,
Yard tools & more! Take all
WELDER, Hobart: 49 hrs. on
Hobbs Meter. $2500.
NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
BOWFLEX EXTREME, mint
cond., w/all accessories,
DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
$500 (863)675-7105 or
BED FRAME, Mattress &
Spring. Full size. Great con-
dltion $75. (863)467-4649
LIFT CHAIR, Good condition.
LIFT CHAIR- Pride. Great con-
dition $375. Firm
POWER CHAIR- Jet 3, Fairly
new, Works great. Excellent
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
ENGLEHARDT BASS- stand,
ig bag and electric hook up,
1200 or best offer
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
IWs never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look for
it in th.iclassifieds.
CANARY, beautiful, yellow,
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.
CHOCOLATE LAB PUPPIES,
AKC, 8 wks. old. Ready to go
w/healt certificates. 1 Female,
5 Males. $625. 863-674-0474
DONKEY- lyr old, male, $100
GERMAN SHEPHERD- female,
spayed, 3yrs.old, home must
have fenced yard $50
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS:
AKC, 4 male, 1 fem., 1st shots
& wormed, blk/tan, parents on
prem., $500. (863)447-6619
PARROT CAGE- White w/
playpen on top. Good condi-
tion $85. (863)357-0037
SOLAR PANELS- 7, large,
Make your own heating pool
system $175. or will separ-
POOL TABLE- 8', Full size pool
table, great cond. Burgundy
felt, Pool sticks, Many ac-
cess., $675. neg. 634-2094
CAR AMPLIFIER Kenwood,
900 watt max. $120
SUBWOOFER 15" MA Audio
in sealed or ported box.
FLAT SCREEN TV 32" JVC
Model AV-32F475, 1 yr old,
perfect condition. $325 Must
TRUSSED ANTENNA- 70 ft, 10
ft sections, with base, mast
& hardware. $400. or best
Okeechobee News, Saturday, April 29, 2006
IND. PARTS TRACTOR- John.
Deere 440, w/shuttle, $200
TRACTOR- Ferguson, 1951,
exc cond., w/new bush hog,
$4500 or best offer,
APHA PAINT MARE 6 yrs.
Experienced rider only.
Sweet & pretty. $1500
BAY MARE 8 yrs. old. Thor-
oughbred, rides good, up to
dale on snots lojds, clips.
$2500 neg (863)509-3446
PAINT MARE- 4-5yr old, green
broke. Sweet disposition.
$1000 or best offer.
QUARTER HORSE REG PINTO
SGELDING- 14yrs old, 15.2,
great disposition, gentle, kid
safe $1800 (863)763-4257
REG. APR GELDING 14yrs.
Kid safe but also a good nade
for beginner to adv. adult.
CHAIN LINK FENCING 265'
of 5' fencing, (2)' 6' gates,
some poles Ii 00 Must lake
CHAIN LINK FENCING 7511
ot 4n w/ 12) 3t gates anori
approve 12 poles $100 musl
tan:e j i863)634-0465
LAWN TRAILER: flew, 3'4 Ft.
Stainless Steel wiBalloon
Tires. $150 (8631357-5754
PATIO CHAIRS.(4) Wrought
Iron. $50 lor all
RIDING LAWN MOWER -
Craftsman LT 1000. 42" cut,
About 6mos. old. Asking
RIDING MOWER- 6 mos old,
asking $800 (863)467-6030
TURF ROLLER- 411, asking
RIDING MOWER, Craftsman,
38" Cut, Automatic, 12'/2
Kohler engine. $450 firm.
RIDING MOWER, TORO,
Wheel Horse, 44" cut, $650
RIDING MOWER- Yardman,
42", with 15HP Kohler mtr,
SNAPPER 30"- rear engine,
$600 (863)517-2077 La-
SWISHER TRAIL MOWER-
60" cut, 13hp, Briggs &
Stratton. Excellent condition.
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
APTS. 2BR/1BA, $800 mo.,
1st, last & $400 sec. dep. to
move in. Call (863)763-9225
orstop by406 SW 2nd St.
EFFICIENCY: Off Hwy. 70.
Fully furnished w/util., dishes,
linen, etc. $800 mo. + 1st,
last & sec. (863)801-4949
FURNISHED 1 BEDROOM:
ON WATER $450.mo.
includes electric. $300 sec.
FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between 9-4
pm daily (863)357-2044
OKEECHOBEE, BHR: Large 2
3drm, Newly remodeled apl
w/large sr.reerei n room & utility
room in duplex home Large
yard on scenric pnvate lake
$800 mo. + 1st, last & $400
sec. dep. (863)467-2784
IN TOWN 2BR/2BA. New Appl.
W/D "io-smoke env Lawn ser-
vice. No dogs. $1000 mo +
1st, last & sec. 941-504-3954
Professional Office space for
rent, HWY441 Norm Appro,
1200 sq ft. For more into
ROOM FOR RENT:
Private entrance. $75 per wk.
Business Places -
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 Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
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 @ tlp m.
CITY: 2BR, iBA 1106 NW 3rd
St. Wood Frame Home. City
Water & Sewer. $47,000.
Five acre fenced property on
paved .road. Energy efficient
poured concrete construc-
tion. 2BR/2BA, 1 car garage
w/porch & heated spa. Lg.
pond, steel outbuildings
w/workshop & 2 fenced pas-
tures. Hurricane shutters
incl., $439,900. Sellers will
look at all offers! Call Vicky.
Yatskbo, Monarch Realty
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.
Bdrm., 2 Ba., Garage, In the
city. Largeoyard. $1000. mo.
OKEE: 3br, lba, New roof. Re-
modeled. 225 SE 16th Ave.
$199,000. Seller Will Pay
Closing Cost OPEN HOUSE
Sat. & Sun. 1pm-5pmn
OKEE. REDUCED PRICE
$144,900. Convert SWMH
2br 2ba New roof & paint on
private lake Only minutes
from lake Okee. Bring offers
Call Levi Von Zamft
Keller Williams Realty
OKEECHOBEE- SW area, 4br,
3ba, w/bonus/office, 2900
sf, new roof, new ext paint,
1/2 acre, asking $384,000.
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES
Spacious House on Captive
Lake, 3BR, 2BA, Dock,
$159,500 or Best
Inspection Sat- Sun 10-5
Home will be sold Sunday
Night to HIGHEST BIDDER
Lad- Sae 14
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,
Beaut ful neighborhood
SAT, & SUN. lpm-5pm
OKEE: 3br, 1lba, New roof.
Remodeled. 225 SE 16th
Ave. $199,000. Seller Will
Pay Closing Cost
Earn some extra cash.
SeE your used Items In
BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Best spot
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
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Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES-
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
EAGLE BAY ROOST, Park
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, Hot tub, New Kitchen, Ex-
cell nt Landscaping, Adult
Park. Lot rent. $184.,
$18,000. Neg. (863)357-0060
6!J lffii I
AIR BOAT-10', Fiberglass hull,
65hp Contenental + 2 extra
motors & hub Like new Wood
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
66fl, Paddle 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
PONTOON- 28', 50hp John-
son, New deck/carpet. Great
cond. $3200. (863)467-1720
Smoker Craft, 16', tilt trailer,
trolling motor, 35hp Mere.,
ready to fish, $1800.
Sprint Bass Boat, '93, 18' 3"
long, fiberglass, 175 Madner
'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.
COLEMAN SUNVALLEY 1982,
NA/C & Awning (Both New '04),
propane stove, pressure water
pump. $1400. (863)467-7905
FLAGSTAFF- '05 Lite weight,
27', Loaded, No road mi.
New $21,300. Sacrifice for
Sunline, '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.
TRAVEL TRAILER TIRES (3)
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.
DIRT/STREET BIKE: DAKAR
200 CC 2006, Approx. 500
mls. Red/White color. Asking
GSXR750 '04- great shape,
garage kept $5500
HONDA 400R '00, 4 cycle Dirt
Bike, Never raced. Excellent
shape. Many extra's! $3100 or
best offer. 863-801-1620
HONDA CMX 250, 2003, ex-
cellent condition $1800
. (863)517-2077 La Belle
MINI CHOPPER- really good
cona, paid $800 asking
SCOOTER- '04 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
YAMAHA ZUMA SCOOTER
2005, Under warrantee.
$1700 or best offer.
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
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
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.
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
BUICK SKYLARK '87 $750
or best offer. (863)467-1484
Ask for Linda or leave mess.
CADILLAC '92- high miles,
very good cond, $2000
CHEVY CELEBRITY '89- 4dr,
runs, good, needs body work,
$1000 or best offer
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER '87,
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
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 -
V6, auto, good shape, needs
NISSAN STANZA 1985, Cherry
condition. Runs good for 20
year old car. $1200 cash.
OLDS INTRIGUE GLS- '2000,
Low mi, Leather, Loaded. All
power, Prem. wheels, Spoil-
OLDSMOBILE ALERO 1999,
Low mileage. Excellent condi-
tion. $8000. (863)467-4603
PT CRUISER- '02, 5 spd, CD,
Tape, Radio, fog lamps,
cruise, AC, Silver, $8400
SATURN SC1 1995 $3500 &
CHEVY NOVA 1977 w/New
Motor & Trans. $6000. Call
(863)634-3797 for more info.
TOYOTA CAMRY '87 Body
and int. in good cond. Engine
needs work. Good for parts.
VOLKSWAGON JETTA, '86,'4
cyl, auto, good tires, cold
a/c, $1500 or best offer.
Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible/Truck. Please call
CADILLAC FLEETWOOD 1959,
New mufflers, Battery, Tune
Up. Exc. cond. Beautiful car.
$7500 863-357-7214 after 5p
BRONCO, 4x4, 1978, orig.
BRONCO II '89 New trans. 4
good tires & battery. 60k since
rebuilt engine. $1750
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
EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good batt & charger
$750 (863)697-1350 or
GOLF CAR: YAMAHA 1996 36
Volt, charger included. Good
condition. Asking $1000.
GOLF CART- Club car, electric,
reen w/ top no charger,
GOLF CART- Club Car, lights,
curtain? hi speed, $1600
BED RAILS -TIASTA Stainles-
polished, fi' Cnevy Siverado
shortbed 99-current. New in
box. $100 (863)697-0328
CAR DOLLY, '04, like new,
used 2 times, $875 or best
ENGINE & TRANS- '97 Toyota
Corrola 1.8, runs good cond.
low miles, '$600
ENGINE, 3208 Cjierpiiijr
Like new (RJr in iruc.k )or
only 20 min.) $2500.
MITSUBISHI EXPO '94 -
Blown trans. New i res. cold
a/c, new exhaust, p/w,
cruise. $500 (239)368-6771
PONTIAC SUNBIRD '92 For
parts. You tow. $300 firm.
(863)467-1.484 Ask for
Linda or leave mess.
POSI DIFF 8.5" GM, 1i50 or
best offer. Call
TIRES- 275/45/20" 20 64 Ea-
S]a 1,2500 asking $1500
firm (863)634-8511 eve only
TIRES- (4) brand new
7.00-15LT. Power Kings
Mud Tires, $200 firm
TOW BAR- Stowmaster, Used
on a Saturn, Can be adapted
to any-vehicle. $150.
7004R, $300 or best offer.
Call (863) 467-8856
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.
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,
GMC SHORT BED '74 Good
cond, Needs motor & trans-
mission. Good Cab, bed, in-
ISUZU HOMBRE, '96, 4 cyl., 5
.spd., very good cond., a/c,
anti-lock brakes, $2500 firm.
TOYOTA- '87, 2WD, 4 cyl, Au-
to, A/C, Excellent condition
GMC YUKON '02- fully loaded,
JEEP CHEROKEE PIONEER'86
Runs good, cold a/c. $2000
or best offer. (863)467-8723,
CAR HAULER TRAILER- 16',
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
CHEVY 2500- '87, cold air, 1
owner. Runs good $1150.
DODGE CARAVAN 2005, Less
than 10K. Like new. Asking
$13,500. (863)697-8106 or
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
99 Some damage/mech.
probs., am/fm/cd,p/ p/w,
a/c. $600 (863)763-0920
FORD F150 CONVERSION
VAN 1993 EA'tl'eni rianspor-
ration. Very cold A/C. Asking
$2000 neg. (8631357-6847
Fundraiser benefits burn center
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m.
on Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are now available at the
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott
Ave. Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For informa-
tion, contact the. Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Pro-
ceeds from the fundraiser will go to Shriner's programs.
Church changes its name
Parrott Avenue Christian Church is now known as the Westside
Christian Church of Okeechobee, and is located at 8082 S.R. 70 W.
The minister is Richard Barker and the Associate Minister is Willard
Delaney. Sunday.services begin at 10 a.m., while Sunday Bible
School starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday night prayer meetings begin at 6
p.m. A nursery is provided. For information, call (863) 467-2278.
Groups planning Halloween celebration
Okeechobee Main Street, in conjunction with the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee City Police Department, Okee-
chobee Board of Couinty 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 organ-
ization would like to be a part of this community-wide Halloween
alternative to be held downtown in the park areas please e-mail
Toni Doyle, promotions director for Okeechobee Main Street Inc., at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide a contact
name and phone number. If you are interested in making a mone-
tary or prize donation, please call (863) 634-9491.
Upthegrove family reunion planned
The Upthegrove family reunion is being planned and will be held
in Fort Pierce. If you are a member of the Upthegrove family in
Okeechobee, please call Pat Adams at (615) 893-3236.
Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion
for October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members.
Please send information via e-mail to:
Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Rauler-
son Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for
seniors at the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and blue-
grass and gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center
would like to expand its activities to groups that would like to play
board games, card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has
any ideas, contact Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-
5183, or just come down and talk to us. Activities are held from
11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is a free service to seniors age 60 and
Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited
edition 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on
brass and includes a numbered certificate and historical informa-
tion. Each ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the orna-
ments will go to the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay
McCool, (863) 763-2829; Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette
Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina
Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.
Martha's House office has moved
Martha's House Administrative and Outreach Office have moved
to their new location at 103 N.W. Fifth St., Suites 4 and 5, next door
to the Medicine Shoppe.
CAP looking for senior members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages
of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer
the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main mis-
sions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace edu-
cation and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side
by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the
Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.
Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okee-
chobee High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
Regions acceptslRed Gross 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 6 the American Red Cross Hurricane
Wilma Disaster Relief Fund, land the customer will be given a Red
Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for
money. Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for par-
ticipants. If you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-
2893, or drop them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W. Fifth
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
during 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. 44l1
S.E. Pick-up service is not available. For information, contact Rosie at
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 anda
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 class-
es and abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until
4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7
p.m. on Tuesdays. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from
the movie theatre. If you would like more information on this or set
an appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.
Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED'and English as a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until.
noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop, 123
S.W. Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through Friday,
from 8 a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane,
English as a second language classes, Monday -Wednesday 5:30
until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English
as a second language classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 8
Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and'
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills
will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the
internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okee-
chobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.
Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to,
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and
Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:30
Free parenting classes offered
Free six-week parenting classes for parents of young children are
held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S.'
Parrott Ave. Topics include discipline a family affair, birth to 8 months'
infants, 8 to 18 months the toddler, 18 to 36 months terrific twos, 3
year olds, and uncommon sense. Each week parents "earn" baby
bucks to purchase items for their baby at the Center's Baby Bou-
tique. Childcare is not provided. However, infants in carriers are wel-
come. For details call (863) 763-8859 or (863) 697-6320.