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S Congratulations to the top
milers from the Osceola Mid-
die School (OMS) PE depart-
ment for April 25: From the
eighth grade: Lionel Jones
(second time in a row) and
Miesha Henderson. In the sev-
enth grade are: Reybi Perez
and Maria Baltazar with sixth
grade students, Alex Taylor
and Stevie Brantley beating
their fastest mile as well. It's
great to see all the tough com-
petition each week!
NEW YORK (AP) Mario
Williams, Reggie Bush and
Vince Yobung all went in the top
five of the NFL draft as expect-
e Not Matt Leinart.
The 2004 Heisman Trophy
winner took a slide to No. 10,
finally going to Arizona after
three teams in desperate need
of a signal caller passed on the
.. Southern California quarter-
,Williams weni No. 1 overall
to Houston, one day after the
North Carolina State standout
signed a six-year, $54 million
contract. Bush, who teamed
with Leinart at USC, next went
Army pushes for"
FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) --A
boyish Army recruit sits quietly
in a plastic chair at Fort Knox
and shields a wince from the
stern gaze of a drill instructor
while a nurse digs with a nee-
dle for a vein in his arm.
The prick stings, but it has
to be good luck, Delgadillo
Armando says with a smile.
The, 17-year-old recruit
soonh will leave for Iraq, and
the blood he has donated
could save the life of an injured
soldier in Iraq, maybe even his
own, he said.
"Giving my blood is the
least I can do," the Los Angeles
native said. "I'm still in train-
ing, but I'm going to replace
guys in Iraq. They need to stay
in the game until I'm ready."
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Supplying clean water: A task for all water users
Special to INI/Florida Archives
This photo from 1916 shows oranges being transported to market by water. Boats trav-
eled the Caloosahatchee River to collect the orange crop from area groves.
Citrus can help meet water demands
By Patty Brant
'"A day without orange juice is
like a day without sunshine."
We've all heard that. It's one of
Florida citrus' most famous
advertising axioms. Perhaps the
only liquid more important to
Florida is water. But how do cit-
rus.and water affect each other?
Are these two liquid powerhous-
They are competitors for the
state's water supplies to be sure
- supplies that are becoming
more stressed by pollutants and
demanding populations every
The citrus industry has been a
major factor in Florida's econo-
my, along with other agricultural
crops. Perhaps citrus, though,
says "Florida" louder and clearer
than any other agricultural com-
Although there were groves
deep in South Florida as early as
the 1890s, the citrus industry
really became established in the
Lake Placid area in the 1940-50s.
In the five-county Gulf Citrus
Region, including Hendry,
Glades, Lee, Charlotte and Col-
lier counties, citrus accounts for
a total of 169,386 acres. The vast
majority (93,155 acres) are in
Hendry County. Collier has the
next largest acreage in citrus,
with 34,878; followed by Char-
lotte with 20,183, Lee with
11,067 and Glades with 10,103
acres. The number of citrus trees
planted in each county is stagger-
ing: (1,000 trees) Hendry has
14,298.1; Collier has 5,101.1;
Charlotte has 2,998.9; Lee has
1,640.9 and Glades has 1,549.2.
The region accounts for about 25
percent of the state's citrus pro-
duction, according to the Gulf
Citrus Growers Association.
As Florida's #1 cash crop, cit-
rus generates about $1.5 billion
in revenue statewide on approxi-
mately 800,000 commercial
Citrus is just one of the *many
competing interests putting the
state's limited water resources
under stress. As two of the area's
top experts in water, Dr. Sanjay
Shukla and Dr. Edward A. Han-
Ion of the University of Florida
Institute of Food and Agricultural
Services (IFAS) Southwest Flori-
da Research Center in
Immokalee agree that everyone
who uses water in Florida must
share in the "pain" that will solve
the problem. That "pain" will
undoubtedly include costs as
well as changes in lifestyle.
In- this part of the state, the
keeps the water flowing.
Awatershed is an area of land
One result of the federal Clean
Water Act is that Total Maximum
Daily Levels of pollutants (in metric
tons) that may be discharged into
each body of water are being
.developed for each body of water.
Lake Okeechobee TMDLs have
been set and standards are cur-
rently being established lor the
Caloosaiatchee River This is one
way that the Department of Agricul-
ture and Consumer Services and
the Deparimeni of Environmental
Protection can work together with
ag as problem solvers.
that water flows across as it
moves toward a common body
of water, such as a stream, river,
lake or coast. From central Flori-
da, water flows southward, mov-
ing through the watershed to the
Caloosahatchee River and from
there to the Gulf of Mexico, pro-
viding life giving water to the
land, animals and humans alike.
All groundwater in Calodsa-
hatchee Basin drains to the river
eventually if not evaporated or
used in transpiration (used by
plants). It carries with it nutrients
and pollutants that eventually
end up in the river as well if not
Dr. Hanlon is a professor of
Soil and Water Science at the
IFAS Center. He's been involved
in the study for 22 years. Dr. San-
See Watershed Page 2
By Pete Gawda'
There is good news for resi-
dents of Viking that are tired of
the trash situation in their neigh-
borhood. Okeechobee County
Comrnisiciners learned at their
April 27 meeting that a manned
garbage collection center will
be open beginning Friday, April
Commissioners also set pri-
orities on several road improve-
Jeff Sabin of Waste Manage-
ment and some of his cowork-
ers gave an update on the com-
Mr. Sabin said that a tremen-
dous amount of transition and
Scliange had tadkn plact ai.the_
landfill in recent months.
Jenny Stewart, community
outreach specialist with Waste
Management, announced that
beginning Friday; April 28, the
Viking garage collection center
at the intersection of Peavine
and Eagle Island roads would
be ready for business. It would
be in operation with an atten-
dant from Friday through Mon-
day from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Curbside pickup would contin-
ue through Friday, May 5, she
"Give it a try, that's all I can
say," was the reply of commis-
sioner Gene Woods.
Garbage pickup and litter
along the roadsides has been an
ongoing problem in Viking.
Mr. Sabin said his company
had contacted the sheriff's
office to see about additional
patrols in the area of the
garbage collection site.
"We have the odor issue
under control," said Mr.
Mike Stallings gave an
update on the gas collection sys-
tem that burns offgas odors.
Mr. Betts said that recently he
had gotten fewer complaints
Turning to road issues com-
missioners named as a priority
identification of bypass rout for
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Ono- a. Awd Wa n
Tales of the Lake:
Lola Upthegrove Williams
By Twila Valentine
edited by MaiyAnn Morris
From 1977 until her death in
2003, Independent Newspapers
of Florida was privileged to have
on staff a superb writer and his-
torian, Twila Valentine. Mrs.
Valentine wrote much about the
history of the people and places
around Lake Okeechobee and
about the lake itself. Together
with Okeechobee's Betty
Williamson, president of the
Okeechobee Historical Society,
she co-authored a book, now in
its second printing, "Strolling
down Country Roads in Okee-
A series about Florida's
pioneers and history
We will be dipping back into
some of these stories from time
to time as we are now with an
interview with Lola Upthegrove
"Lola Upthegrove Williams
was a student in the fourth grade
when her father and mother,
John and Emma Upthegrove,
bought their family to the shores
of Lake Okeechobee at Sand
Cut. Lola had been born near
Gainesville in Alachua County
and the family lived in Fort Myers
for several years before moving
to the lake. Her father had fished
commercially in Fort Myers, but
also had made a living as a car-
The following story she tells
See Williams -Page 2
Courtesy photo/Florida Archives
The dredge R.P. Clark working on the St. Lucle Canal on Feb.
6, 1928, before the dredge Caloosahatchee started.
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the Florida Department of Trans-
portation's (FDOT) Five year Work
Program for fiscal years 2008/2012.
Commissioners also identified
two priorities for FDOT's Small
County Outreach Program -Wolff
Road and C. R. 15-A.
Under the County Incentive
Grant Program Three Year Pro-
gram, the county identified the fol-
lowing projects to be submitted for
grants improvements on S.R.
70W, S.R. 78 U.S. 441 N, N.W 36th
Street, S.W 32nd Street, and S.W
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is one of the few which cannot be
verified through other sources.
"President Woodrow Wilson
was president, and he came out to
the lake to see us and he spent the
night with us. He ate supper and
breakfast with us. He sent us
books. There were about 14 or 15
kids there (at Sand Cut between
the St. Lucie and Palm Beach
Canals). John Ashley's sister, Eva,
was our teacher and she stayed
with us. Where my Uncle Eddie
Upthegrove had lived before he
moved off, that was our school
house for two or three years.
"While some came and went,
there was less than twenty all told.
The president sent those books to
us and also a pull-down like a win-
dow shade that hung on the wall.
You pulled it down and it had maps
of the states and other countries
and that was our geography that
year. We studied the counties and
the county seats and I liked that."
Lola was a much-married lady,
and that was in the days when
divorce and re-marriage were
Continued From Page 1
jay Shukla has been an assistant
professor in Agricultural and Bio-
logical Engineering there for six
The two men agree that the
problem of supplying fresh clean
water for all of this area's needs can
be solved, but the answer will
come only if we all change the way
we think about water and are will-
ing to pay the cost to protect it.
For citrus growers, that cost
now includes implementing Best
Management Practices (BMPs).
Just a few months ago, a system of
BMPs for the Gulf Citrus area was
established. It is the third citrus
BMP area to be set up, following
Indian River and Peace River. A
cooperative effort of multiple cit-
rus-related groups including Gulf
Citrus Growers Assoc., IFAS, South
Florida Water Management District,
Charlotte Harbor, Farm Bureau,
Florida Citrus Mutual Fresh from
Florida and National Resources
Conservation Services came
together to forge the system of vol-
untary procedures. These BMPs are
a set of scientifically-scrutinized
methods aimed at improved water
quality, which are economical for
the grower and produce practical
results, Dr. Shukla explained.
Growers' operations were visit-
ed by a BMP committee of IFAS, the
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services and the Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection,
which explained the options avail-
able to each and made suggestions
to customize BMPs for their individ-
These BMPs look at four areas:
Erosion Control and Sediment
Once a grower signs off on the
document, they are presumed to
be in compliance with regulations.
Therefore, if a problem exists with
water quality, growers who have
not yet signed off on it will be
looked at first as the possible
source of pollution. The burden
will be on them to show that their
runoff is not harmful to the environ-
ment. This monitoring is costly and
time consuming, making it much
more attractive to growers to sign
on to these environmentally sound
BMPs handle water quality by
keeping water on the farm or grove
for an extended period where it is
filtered through the soil several
times. It then can be used again by
agriculture or be diverted for urban
The integration of BMPs into the
citrus industry is an important step
forward. "BMPs are "useful com-
mon sense techniques that are
directed at enhancing and protect-
ing water quality," according to
Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services Commis-
sioner Charles H. Bronson.
Although agriculture gets much
of the blame for pollution, Dr.
Shukla said Florida's farmers actu-
ally do a very good job of cleaning
up the nutrients they add to the
land. BMPs are just the newest part
Agriculture also gets tagged as
being a heavy water user, possibly
because citrus and cattle control
the largest land area in Southwest
They also approved expendi-
tures to fund repair of road cuts on
In other action the board:
-pulled a request to schedule a
public hearing to consider aban-
doning a platted right of way in
Tropical Garden subdivision
because the applicant withdrew
-appointed Jena Gendreau to
the Treasure Coast Community
Action Agency Advisory Board;
-applied for a grant to restore
the old jail;
-authorized a ten year
lease/purchase agreement with
Bank of America Leasing & capi-
heavily frowned on by society. She
said she had four husbands
between 1920 and 1939, when she
married her fourth husband,
Her first husband was Noah
Padgett whom she married in
1920. Both he and her second hus-
band, Joe Powers, worked on the
dredge, the Caloosahatchee,
which dug the St. Lucie Canal.
"They did dredge work. The St.
Lucie first and then the Palm
Beach Canal and they worked on
another one, too. I remember see-
ing that dredge boat come by
soon after I was married for the
first time. They started the St.
Lucie Canal about two months
before they started the Palm
Beach canal. Some folks think the
Palm Beach Canal is older
because you don't hear much
about the St. Lucie Canal, she said.
She said the name of the dredge
boat which dug the St. Lucie Canal
was the Caloosahatchee but she
could not remember the name of
the one that dug the Palm Beach
Canal. She said the men worked
on the Caloosahatchee digging
another canal, but was unable to
remember which one.
That same dredge is believed to
tal, LLC to purchase fire apparatus
in an amount not to exceed
-directed staff to proceed with
preparation of an ordinance pro-
viding for a special magistrate to
hear code violation cases; and
-scheduled a workshop with
the Okeechobee County Fair Asso-
ciation for Thursday, May 11 at
2:30 p.m. to discuss a lease for
management and operation of the
agri-civic center for an annual
The board also held a work-
shop that evening with the con-
struction industry licensing board.
The group discussed the proce-
dures for disciplining state licensed
the source of one of the mysteries
of Lake Okeechobee. In Lawrence
Will's book, "A Cracker History of
Okeechobee," he relates the tale
that when the lake level was at a
record low stage in 1956, crop
dusters flying over the lake discov-
ered some big tracks on the bot-
tom of the lake.
They were four or five feet
across and about 40 feet apart.
They seemed to travel in a straight
line for miles along the lake bot-
tom. There seemed to be the
beginning of a legend of dinosaurs
But, then some of the old timers
began to remember that in 1917,
the big dredge, Caloosahatchee
had come up from Ft. Lauderdale
to begin work on the St. Lucie
Canal and the lake level then was
quite low. Instead of being towed
shallow lake, she progressed by
running her dipper out for an
anchor, then pulling herself ahead.
The mystery was apparently solved
when it was realized that the dip-
per marks had remained. Smaller
tracks which paralled the larger
ones were attributed to Fritz Stein's
floating dragline when it went to
dike the islands at the south end of
contractors. County Attorney John
Cassels noted the county has to be
very specific in charges. He said
specific allegations must be made
that, if proven, would be violations
of the state building code. He also
stated the contractor must be
given due notice. They discussed
the need for the construction
industry licensing board to have
guidelines to go by. They also dis-
cussed the problem of handymen
operating outside the scope of
their registration. In addition, it
was noted that unqualified people
working under a general contac-
tor. Since this was a workshop, no
official actions could be taken.
Lola tells the story of another
mystery. This also cannot be veri-
"My last husband (Leonard
Williams) saw the plane crash. He
was working a trot line on Chancey
Bay. It came right down over him.
He later saw the men come to
shore, but they never did find the
plane. He always said he could
show me exactly where it was.
That was the first year we were
married, so I guess it was in '39,"
The other plane never found
went down in the mid-1950s
somewhere between Clewiston
and Okeechobee. They had
stopped in Clewiston, but when
they found no gasoline available
there, they said they would fly into
Okeechobee. The plane was never
seen after that. Later all three bod-
ies washed ashore. It is assumed
that the plane turned upside down
when it hit the water, but some part
of it, the body or the tail should
have been visible. Again, this hap-
pened when the lake levels were at
their lowest in recorded history.
Boats and planes searched exten-
sively, but no trace of the plane was
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 Collabo-
rative 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 Sec-
ond 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 homeless chil-
dren; Title II-Teacher and Principal Training Recruiting Fund; Math
and Science Partnerships; Enhancing Education through Technolo-
gy Entitlement; Title Ill-English Language Acquisition, Language
Enhancement and Academic Achievement Act; Title IV Safe and
Drug Free Schools and 21 Century Community Learning Centers;
Title V Innovative Programs; and, Title VI-Rural and Low Income
For information or to provide input, please plan on attending the
meeting or call Cathleen Blair at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255, for grant
Benefit set up for Smalls family
OKEECHOBEE An account has been established at Big Lake
National Bank to help the Smalls family.
Mrs. Smalls and her three children were killed in an automobile
accident Wednesday, Dec. 21.
To donate, simply go to Big Lake National Bank and say you
would like to contribute to the benefit for the Smalls family.
Project HOPE offers counseling
OKEECHOBEE People who have been displaced to Okee-
chobee due to Hurricane Katrina can contact Project HOPE (Help-
ing Our People in Emergencies), 1600 S.W. Second Ave., at
(863)634-1410, for crisis counseling and referral to various agencies.
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This is Dr. Edward Hanlon's concept for a future water supply cycle, based on water from cit-
rus and agriculture water impoundments.
Florida. However, according to Dr.
Shukla, about 40 percent of the
total water used to irrigate citrus
returns to recharge the aquifer a
similar percentage as irrigation
water from row crops. He points
out that it's an important way that
agriculture serves society.
Irrigation water filters into the
soil, and is purified as it makes its
way to the ground water, ultimately
to supply water for everyone. In
fact, open areas of all types, known
as critical groundwater recharge
areas, help water return to the
aquifer. That doesn't happen in
urban areas, where the land is
"protected" by concrete and
Most citrus operations in the
Caloosahatchee Basin use
impoundment areas (storm water
impoundments, reservoirs and
farm ponds), a requirement by
South Florida Water Management
District to prevent downstream
Dr. Hanlon is putting forth his
idea that water from these
impoundments could be used to
irrigate crops and sold to water util-
ities, reimbursing the landowner
for costs incurred. In that way, they
would become integral parts of the
water utility system.
These impoundment ponds are
a maximum of two feet deep, stor-
ing an inch of stormwater, and are
situated all over the watershed.
They are effective in cleaning our
water, Dr. Shukla explained. Hold-
ing water on the land is a benefit
because it stays in the watershed
longer and results in better quality
water through natural filtration.
Known as the distributed reservoir
concept, it adds no cost to society.
They are already there so growers
don't have to invest funding to put
them in or take more land out of
productive use, and local govern-
ments won't lose land from their
Currently, test cells for the C-43
Reservoir just west of LaBelle, are
under construction. This reservoir
is not intended as a water'source,
but is to hold water to minimize
discharges, overflow and surges
downriver to the estuary. Such
reservoirs have a high construction
cost to the taxpayer and take land
off tax roles.
Runoff which is stored in
impoundments before being even-
tually discharged into a swale,
ditch, then a canal and the river
environmental benefits similar to a
wetland, eventually discharged into
the river. By the time it gets to the
river, most of the sediment has
been retained in the impound-
ment. Dr. Shukla admits he has no
data on water quality going to the
river from impoundments at this
time, but a large percentage of the
nitrogen and phosphorous it car-
ried has been filtered out by that
time. Water that still contains phos-
phorous and other nutrients can be
reused on crops.
Dr. Hanlon's idea is not to divide
agriculturists, urbanites and envi-
ronmentalists. We all need to find
out what is best for the entire sys-
tem, he points out, adding that dis-
charging water down the river is
not only a waste but can be harm-
ful to the environment. Instead that
water could be sold for urban use,
utilizing Dr. Shukla's research and
changing the way we think about
Dr. Hanlon's concept involves a
closed cycle, much like the rain
cycle water falls from clouds as
rain, is absorbed into the ground
and eventually ends up in the
ocean where it evaporates back
into the atmosphere.
In Dr. Hanlon's cycle, runoff is
stored in agricultural impound-
ments for an alternative water sup-
ply program. The runoff is filtered
naturally through a series of
impoundments. It would then be
collected at a water purification
facility. From there some will be
returned to the impoundments for
ag use or go through additional
treatment for urban use. (See
graphic of Dr. Hanlon's concept.)
Detention/retention ponds may
also be used for mitigation of
A pilot study is under way now
for the- Okeechobee Basin, Dr.
Shukla said, in which ranchers are
being paid to save water.
Dr. Hanlon sees pitfalls in some
other proposals for water manage-
ment. He cautions that we need to
make sure short term answers
don't cause a problem in the long
run. By 2050, he said, water supply
plants are expected to draw from
the Florida aquifer, which is brack-
ish/saline and requires the use of
expensive reverse osmosis to
clean. Instead, he reasons, we
should think ahead and use water
filtered naturally through a system
of ponds that would make its way
over time down to the west coast,
or could be pushed along faster
through a pipeline. Dr. Hanlon is
sure that "water harvesting for
agriculture lands is the ticket." It's
cheaper. It's natural. It makes
sense, he points out, adding that
such a system might need pumps
and a filter system to actually work
as a utility company infrastructure.
Using water as a commodity,
providing an additional capital
source for farmers, could drive the
system, he feels.
Dr. Shukla believes everyone in
the watershed area is part of the
problem, and therefore needs to
be part of the solution. He believes
we should "keep agriculture in
agriculture" the more of the
Caloosahatchee Watershed that
becomes urban, the less is in ag
and wildlife which can actually
improve the state's water situa-
tion. He feels growers should be
helped to meet the challenge of a
clean environment using chang-
ing regulations while remaining
Ron Hamil, executive director of
Gulf Citrus Growers Association,
points out that the citrus industry
has survived hurricanes, droughts,
freezes, diseases and financial
downturns. The industry is facing
increasing pressures to practice
ever more environmentally friendly
conservation methods and is tak-
ing positive actions at a more
sophisticated level of environmen-
tal leadership. BMPs, he said, can
save costs to growers and result in
Drs. Hanlon and Shukla point
out that development exacerbates
water problems, saying everybody
relies on groundwater but not
everybody recharges the ground-
water the way agriculture does.
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Congratulations to OMS Students of the Week! From left to
right are: Michelle Spears, Brenda Baltazar, and Ruselie
Calvillo. In the back row are: Brice Buckner and Doug
Wadlington. (Not pictured are: Chad Sutton, Jess Wolff, and
fast milers striving
Congratulations to the top
milers from the Osceola Middle
School (OMS) PE department for
April 25: From the eighth grade:
(second time ,
in a row) and
derson. In the
are: Reybi Perez and Maria Bal-
tazar with sixth grade students,
Alex Taylor and Stevie Brantley
beating their fastest mile as well.
It's great to see all the tough
competition each week!
May 1-5 Parent
Requests for next year's teams in
the OMS office, 7:30 a.m. until 4
May I Tropicana
Speech District Contest, 4:30
p.m. at OFC Auditorium
May 1 Freshman
Campus Scheduling last names
beginning with U-Z and make-
ups, 4:30 until 7:30 p.m.
May 8-19 OMS Book Fair
Contemporary Issues course to be offered
FORT PIERCE How will
China, global warm-ning, illegal
immigration and Florida's rapid
development affect us at home
and at work?
Explore these issues in Pro-
fessor PJ van Blokland's Con-
temporary Issues course offered
at the University of Florida Indian
River Research and Education
Center for summer semester
2006. The course will begin May
17, and will be held on Wednes-
days and Thursdays, 3 until 6
p.m., for six weeks.
Prof. van Blokland said stu-
dents will explore the global
economy and see how it impacts
their family and the firms for
which they work.
Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop,
123 S.W. Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W 23
Lane, English as a second language classes, Monday -Wednesday
5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St.,
"International events general-
ly affect homes and businesses
all over the world in some way,"
said Professor van Blokland.
"Folks need to understand these
events and how to manage their
The course will be conducted
in a case study format, with each
week devoted to one contempo-
rary issue. Professor van Blok-
land will provide materials and
present each issue, including
multiple sources for pro and con
positions. Students will be
expected to provide a workable
opinion or solution for each
issue by writing a paper on their
research and conclusions, which
will later be published.
English as a second language classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6
until 8 p.m.
Free parenting classes offered
Free six-week parenting classes for parents of young children are
held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505
S. Parrott Ave. Topics include discipline a family affair, birth to 8
months infants, 8 to 18 months the toddler, 18 to 36 months terrific
twos, 3 year olds, and uncommon sense. Each week parents "earn"
baby bucks to purchase items for their baby at the Center's Baby
Boutique. Childcare is not provided. However, infants in carriers are
welcome. For details call (863) 763-8859 or (863) 697-6320.
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James Ricky Schneider, age 32,
died suddenly in an automobile
accident on Tuesday, April 25,
2006. He was
born in Lake
was a resident -
County. Mr. -
Schneider was .
employed ,,by ,..
Omni Waste, jr
Services, Inc. _
and co-owner James Ricky
together with Schneider
his wife at
Lance's Treehouse Boutique and
a successful Facilities and Janitori-
al Management firm in Okee-
chobee. Mr. Schneider was an
avid horseman who loved raising
Paso Fino horses, boating, fishing
and exotic motorcycles. He was
looking forward to the birth of his
first child (a girl) which is expect-
ed in September of this year.
He is survived by: his loving
wife, Mary Ann (LaMariana)
Schneider and loving stepson,
Lance Nipper of Okeechobee. He
is also survived by his loving par-
ents Janice (Wellman) Carroll
and Charles Carroll of Chiefland;
sister-in-law, Sandy Wilkinson of
Okeechobee. He will be missed
tremendously by his in-laws, Vin-
cent La Mariana of Okeechobee
and Marianne LaMariana of Palm
Beach Gardens, three brothers'
in-law and two sisters' in-law.
In lieu of flowers, if you wish,
memorial contributions for their
child may be made to the James
R. Schneider Memorial Fund at
the First Bank of Indiantown, 205
E. Park St., Okeechobee, Fla.
34972 (or) the James R. Schnei-
der Benefit Memorial Fund at Big
Lake National Bank, 500 N. Par-
rott Avenue, Okeechobee, Fla.
The entire family would like to
extend a heartfelt thanks to his
employer, the medical support
team who arrived on the scene,
FHP, sheriff's department, Father
Hugh Duffy, Pastor, All County
Funeral Home and Crematory for
their extraordinary public service,
and our loving friends who
shared the saddest day of our
lives. May God bless.
Funeral services will be held
Monday, May 1, at 11 a.m., by
Father Hugh Duffy, Pastor at
Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
located at 901 S.W. Sixth Street,
Okeechobee. He will be laid to
rest immediately following the
service at Evergreen Cemetery
located at N.E. 39th Street, in
Arrangements are being han-
dled by All County Funeral Home
and Crematory, 1107 Lake
Avenue, Lake Worth, Fla.
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Benefit planned for burn victim
Barbecue chicken dinners will be sold Friday, May 19, at 504
N.E. Sixth Ave. for Jennifer Bussey, who was severely burned.
Dinners can be either.picked up or delivered between 11 a.m.
until 1 p.m. Tickets cost $7 a dinner and can be purchased at
the First Baptist Church office, 401 S.W. Fourth St., or by calling
Shannon Lightsey at (863) 634-7214.
School board to discuss grants
In conjunction with the Community Collaborative Council
meeting, the Okeechobee County School Board will be dis-
cussing several grants for the 2006-07 school year. The meeting
will be held in the School.Board Office, 700 S.W. Second Ave.,
on Tuesday, May 23, at 10 a.m. For information or to provide
input, please plan on attending the meeting or call Cathleen
Blair at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255, for grant contacts.
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 expand-
ed their services to include kindergarten for the next school
year. Registration is limited to 15 students who will be age 5 on
or before Sept. 1, 2006. You can register by calling (863) 763-
7566, or at the church. Parents must 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
Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.
Children's Ranch closes yard sale
Real Life Children's Ranch Yard Sale is closed for the sum-
mer. We are no longer accepting donations. Thank you for
helping to make this year a success. For information, call Rosie
at (863) 763-4242.
Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the
EAHEAP program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and
over. Call Kim Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.
Fundraiser aids Hospice residence
Hospice of Okeechobee is currently raising funds for their
residence, The Hamrick Home. They are selling tickets for a
2006 20-foot Shearwater boat complete with a 150hp, four-
stroke EFI Suzuki outboard and an aluminum trailer. Tickets
can be purchased for $50 each at Eli's Western Wear, Elite Title,
Gilbert Chevrolet, Lakeshore Marine, Don's Appliance, River-
side National Bank, Quail Creek Plantation and Hospice of
Okeechobee. Only 1,500 tickets will be sold. Drawing will be
held on July 4. For information, call Theresa Davis at (863) 467-
Fundraiser benefits burn center
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7
p.m. on Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are now available
at the Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55
S. Parrott Ave. Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible.
For information, contact the Chamber of Commerce at (863)
763-6464. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to Shriner's pro-
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A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. This will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Luther-
an Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox
at (863) 763-3296.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Beef O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863)
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30
until 6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and 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 Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For infor-
mation, contact 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 infor-
mation, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m.
in the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meet-
ing. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863)
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 information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For informa-
tion, 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 facil-
itator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham as the facilitator. 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 wel-
come all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39,
who are interested in working towards the betterment of our commu-
nity. For information, 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
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at V.F.W.
Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are
invited. For information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.
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)
Tantle Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
(863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
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 fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and tihe
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863)
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
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for
women who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and
abusive relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday
at 6 p.m. For information 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 available there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage 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 information, 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 Assist-
ed Living/Adult Day Care, 407 N.W. Second Ave. For information
about respite care, call Lou at (863) 763-4524.
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 pro-
vides an opportunity 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 (863) 467-2321.
5th Sunday Celebration planned
The 5th Sunday Celebration will be held Sunday, April 30, at
the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St., begin-
ning at 6:30 p.m. There will be music from the First United
Methodist Church Praise Team, the Okeechobee Community
Choir and the First United Methodist Church Hand Bell Choir.
There will also be scripture readings and prayers by local minis-
ters and a sermon delivered by Reverend Frank Adams of Abun-
dant Blessings Assembly of God Church. For information, call
Basinger School reunion planned
The Basinger School reunion will be held at the Basinger
Community Center on U.S. 98 N., Sunday, April 30, at 11 a.m.
Lunch will be at 1 p.m. Please bring a covered dish. All students
that attended Basinger school and their families are encouraged
to attend and enjoy the fellowship with their friends. Call Breed-
ie Mae Thomas at (863) 763-3579, or Altal Lee Barber (863) 634-
Church hosting gospel group
Believer's Fellowship Church, 300 S.W Sixth Ave., will host a
gospel sing featuring New Ground on Sunday, April 30, at 6:30
p.m. For information, call Mickie Slayton at (863) 467-6654.
OHS yearbooks go on sale
The 2006 Brahman Yearbook will be here soon. If you have
not purchased a yearbook and would like to reserve a copy, you
can do so May 1-5 during both lunches in the OHS Journalism
room (1410). The cost of the book is $45. Checks should be
made payable to OHS. You will be able to pick up your book on
May 11 during both lunches in the Journalism room.
Meeting for veterans planned
All veterans and family members are invited to a town hall
meeting being hosted by the West Palm Beach VA Medical Cen-
ter. The meeting will be held Tuesday, May 2, at 11 a.m. at the
Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W 16th St. For information,
call the Okeechobee County Veterans' Service Officer Betsy
Grinslade at (863) 763-8124.
Boating skills program offered
USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 58, Fort Pierce, will host a boating
skills and seamanship program on Wednesday, May 3. The pro-
gram will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 until 9
p.m. at 1400 Seaway Dr. in Fort Pierce. Pre-registration is sug-
gested. The two-part program will cover seven chapters in May
and will include five additional chapters in June. This two-
month program is the last until fall. For information or to regis-
ter, contact Ron Lancour (772) 429-8621.
Early Learning Coalition to meet
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of
Indian River, Martin, and Okeechobee counties, Inc., will meet
Thursday, May 4, at 1:30 p.m. at 22415 S. 29th St. in Fort Pierce.
For information, call (772) 489-8120.
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-
National Day of Prayer scheduled
Okeechobee's observance of the National Day of Prayer will
be held Thursday, May 4, on the lawn of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Courthouse, 304 N.W Second St., at noon. Everyone is invited
as area ministers will lead prayers for national, state and local
Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Friday, May
5, and Saturday, May 6, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be
held at the Hospice of Okeechobee big blue Volunteer House,
located at the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Ave. next to
the Hospice Residence. All proceeds benefit patient care in
Okeechobee. All yard sale donations will be accepted at this
Ministry plans ladies meeting
He Died for Me Ministries will present a special ladies meet-
ing Saturday, May 6, at 10 a.m. at the St. Lucie Village Town Hall,
located at the corner of Old Dixie and St. Lucie Blvd. A revival
will be held May 4 through May 6 at 7 p.m. For information, con-
tact Ronnie and Becky Trammell at (772) 519-6003.
Substance abuse group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will meet Tues-
day, May 9, at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene Fellow-
ship Hall, 425 S.W 28th Street. Agenda items will include the
2006 Assessment Team Report, grant opportunities and fund-
ing, as well as short and long term goals. Lunch will be provid-
ed. Please RSVP for lunch by Friday, May 5. For information, call
Mary at (863) 634-6403; or, email firstname.lastname@example.org
'77 class reunion being planned
The class of 1977 is planning their to 30-year reunion. All
members of the class of 1977 will meet Tuesday, May 9, at the
Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 S.R. 441 S.E. Dinner will be at 6
p.m. and the meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. For information, call
Karen Williamson Larson at (863) 763-5101; Cindy Bennett
Hortman at (863) 697-9817; or, Toni Bennett Doyle at (863) 634-
Healthy Start board to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start
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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)
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until September. You do not have to be a member of AARP or
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hour days. The instructor will be Mrs. D.J. Bryan. For informa-
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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 County Commissioners, Okeechobee City Council
and the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce, are organizing an alter-
native.to door-to-door Trick-or-Treating. If your group or organization
would like to be a part of this community-wide Halloween alternative
to be held downtown in the park areas please e-mail Toni Doyle, pro-
motions director for Okeechobee Main Street Inc., at
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name and phone number. If you are interested in making a monetary
or prize donation, please call (863) 634-9491.
Upthegrove family reunion planned
The Upthegrove family reunion is being planned and will be held
in Fort Pierce. If you are a member of the Upthegrove family in Okee-
chobee, please call Pat Adams at (615) 893-3236.
Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion
for October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members.
Please send information via e-mail to:
Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors at
the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and
gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would like to
expand its activities to groups that would like to play board games,
card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has any ideas, contact
Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come
down and talk to us. Activities are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.
Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited edi-
tion 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on brass
and includes a numbered certificate and historical information. Each
ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will go to
the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863) 763-2829;
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Martha's House office has moved
Martha's House Administrative and Outreach Office have moved to
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Regions accepts Red Cross donations
All Regions banks can now accept donations to the American Red
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Regions bank. Locally, Regions Bank is located at 305 E. N. Park St.
Checks must be written to the American Red Cross Hurricane Wilma
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medical office, part time,
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resumes to 772-460-7927.
OKEECHOBEE SURVEY OFFICE
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
Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by sell-
Ing them In the classl-
Reading a newspaper
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readers are more suc-
Interstate Brands Corp.,
home of Twinkles and
Merita @ Bread needs
ROUTE SALES DRIVERS.
Sell & deliver to estblsd.
accts. HS dip./equiv. &
Class NA/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.
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
fleds and make your
clean un a breezel
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products and service.
one of th
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le Are Harbor Federal,
a largest independent banks in Florida.
annual growth of 10% each year,
customers need top-notch service.
.L & PART TIME TELLERS
er experience or a minimum of 6 months
sh handling experience. Previous teller.
plus. Part time employees work approx.
20 hours per week.
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Plus. If qualified, fax resumes to Human
s at (772)460-7049 or apply online at
orfederal.com. Resumes may also be
line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Screening Required. EOE. D/V/M/F
Seminole Tribe of FL Housing Dept.
Layout, build, finish walls, floors,
ceilings. Install cabinets/doors.. Demo/
clean-up. Min. 5 yrs. carpentry exp.
FL drivers lic. req.
Apply by email galtmancasemtribe.com;
fax 954-967-3477 or mail: HR,
6300 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL 33024.
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
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:
Full Time -
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
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Okeechobee News. Sunday. April 30, 2006
APPLY IN PERSON
Hwy. 98 North
LPN Must have current FL
LPN License. Bilingual prof.
Competitive salary and excel-
lent benefits. Fax resume to
863)357-2991 or apply at FL
community Health Ctrs., 1100
N. Parrott Ave., Okeechobee,
Urgently needed, attractive
pay and benefits offered.
Call (863)467-9400 or
fax resume to
The career you seek
just might be behind bars.
With PHS, your skills and
dedication put you in charge
of your patients needs and
your career, join the dynam-
ic Prison Health Services
team at the Okeechobee
Correctional Institution in
one of these immediate
*Director of Nursing
RN with at least 1 year
FT, days & PRN, all shifts
We offer competitive com-
pensation and benefits plus
the support of top-notch
professionals in you field.
Contact Denise Kelchner at
PATIENT ACCT REP. FT.
Computer exp needed. Bilin-
gual pref. Competitive salary
and excellent benefits. Fax re-
sume to (8630357-2991 or
apply at FL Community Health
Centers, 1100 N. Parrott Ave.,
Okeechobee, Fl. EOE/DFWP
Experience a MUST. Drop off
resume at 105 SW 3rd Ave
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Tax Preparation 315
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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 job to big or small. Free
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698
417 W.S. Park
Your new home could be
In today's paper. Have
vou looked for it?
JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc, 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 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 14W/", 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.
freezer, white, exc cond,
$250 cash (863)357-3026
REFRIGERATOR Kenmore 14
cf, Frost free. glass.sliding
shelves, 18 mo old, $200
Adirondack-style outdoor furniture is popular for its
built-in comfort, durability and good looks.
It's also pretty simple to make. This do-it-yourself
four-piece set is built from standard pine and fir and
requires no special tools. All the pieces are simply
traced onto wood from full-size patterns, cut out,
sanded and assembled.
The biggest piece, the loveseat, measures 46 inch-
es long by 38 inches tall by 39 inches deep.
Adirondack Quartet (4 plans) (No. C64) $24.95
Adirondack Chair plan (No. 55) ... $9.95
Adirondack Loveseat plan (No. 805). . $9.95
End Table plan (No. 813) ... $7.95
Footrest plan (No. 802) . $7.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) . $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s),
Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
15241 Stagg St. this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91405 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
Money Back Guarantee
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
531/2. $50. (863)675-5929
KITCH. CAB DOORS- oak
w/handles & hinges, 1 pr
24x20, 5pr 32x20, 1pr
32x28, $45 (863)763-1997
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
ROOF SHINGLES- 10 packs,
$150. will separate.
SHUTTERS, Heavy, Wooden,
4 panels. 1712x61. $50.
WINDOWS (6) aluminum
crank outs 29.5W x 52%
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.
SCRUBS- 15 top, Some pants
Size small $50.
COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots of programs
& games. $175.
HP Compaq Presarlo Win.
XP, 17" monitor, keyboard,
mouse & speakers. Exc.
cond. $375 (863)763-6342
FOR LESS !
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools
$39up, 50-Desks $97up, 3 Pc
Dropleaf dinette $197,
SO-table and 4 chairs $397up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets
$687up, 50-TV Ent. Centers
$167up, 2 Pc Queen Bed Set
$297up, 50-4PC bedroom sets
$387up, 3Pc Livingroomr
2346 U.S. 27 North
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
CAPTAINS BED- with 6 draw-
ers, $250 (863)261-1117
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
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.
RECLINER LOVESEAT- Like
new, Leather, Pd $1500 Will
trade for nice Dbl. 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
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.
BOWFLEX EXTREME, mint
cond., wall accessories,
DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
$500 (863)675-7105 or
BED FRAME, Mattress &
Spring. Full size. Great con-
dition $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
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.
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/health 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 fern., 1st shots
& wormed, bik/tan, parents on
prem., $500. (863)447-6619
PARROT CAGE- White w/
playpen on top. Good condi-
tion $85. (863)357-0037
RED NOSE PIT PUPS- With
papers 8wks old. Ready to
go to good homes., $400.
Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
ElliotVs Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
Double Sink, Stainless steel,
33" x 22", w/all hardware,
hoses & garbage disposal.
$60 neg. (863)763-6216
SOLAR PANELS- 7, large,
Make your own heating pool
system $175. or will separ-
CAR AMPLIFIER Kenwood,
900 watt max. $120
SUBWOOFER 15" MA Audio
in sealed or ported box.
TRUSSED ANTENNA-70 ft, 10
ft sections, with base, mast
& hardware. $400. or best
GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1 week, $500
COMBO SET Ryobi 18v, drill,
circular saw, recipe. saw, 2
batts, chrgr & more. Like
new. $100 (863)467-0668
GENERATOR Homelite LRX
4500 watt, 8.5 hp, 120/240
volt, 142 hrs. $450
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 & morel 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
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
419 W.S. Park
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feedt Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
IND. PARTS TRACTOR- John
Deere 440, w/shuttle, $200
- COMPLETE DISPERSAL-
MAY 4th 10 a.m.
4406 Bridges Rd, Ona, Florida
(4) 7210s, diesel, a/c (2) 6400s
diesel, a/c. '01 6410, diesel, a/c
'94 CAT 928F wheel loaders
'87 CAT 206 excavator
'02 John Deere Cator sprayers
row mulchers grader blades -
ditchers tiller discs
BCB 13- MaxiCruiser- E7-427 -
CH 613 Econodyme
... AND MUCH MORE
& Associates, Inc,
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
date on shots, loads, clips.
$2500 neg. (863)509-3446
QUARTER HORSE REG PINTO'
GELDING- 14yrs old, 15.2,
great disposition, gentle, kid
safe $1800 (863)763-4257
REG. APP. GELDING 14yrs.
Kid safe but also a good ride
for beginner to adv. adult.
CHAIN LINK FENCING 265'
of 5' fencing, (2) 6' gates,
some poles. $100 Must take
CHAIN LINK FENCING 75ft.
of 4ft. w/ (2) 3ft. gates and
approx. 12 poles. $100 must
take all. (863)634-0465
LAWN TRAILER: New, 3x4 Ft.,
Stainless Steel w/Balloon
Tires. $150. (863)357-5754
PATIO CHAIRS (4) Wrought
Iron. $50 for all.
RIDING LAWN MOWER -
Craftsman LT 1000. 42" cut.
About 6mos. old. Asking
RIDING MOWER- 6 mos old,
asking $800 (863)467-6030
RIDING MOWER, Craftsman,
38" Cut, Automatic, 121/2
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.
TURF ROLLER- 4ft, asking
APTS. 2BR/1BA, $800 mo.,
1st, last & $400 sec. dep. to
move in. Call (863)763-9225
or stop by 406 SW 2nd St.
EFFICIENCY: Off Hwy. 70.
Fully furnished w/util., dishes,
linen, etc. $800 mo. + 1st,
last & sec. (863)801-4949
FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between. 9-4
pm daily (863)357-2044
LARGE 1BR: $750 + util.,
1st mo. + sec. and
LARGE Efficiency $500 +
util., 1st mo. + sec. Both in
town, on water. No pets. Non
Smk. Env. 863-634-0322
2 BR, 2BA, on quite St..
Kids & pets welcome.
$850. mo. & $2200 Moves
you in. (561)795-1965
OKEECHOBEE, BHR: Large 2
Bdrm., Newly remodeled apt.
w/large screen room & utility
room in duplex home. Large
yard on scenic private lake.
$800 mo. + 1st, last & $400
sec. dep. (863)467-2784
Commercial Building for
lease, approx. 7,000 sq. ft.;
up to 30 parking spaces, 4
Bathrooms, $3000 mo.,
8951 Hwy. 78 West.
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The classified ads
IN TOWN 2BR/2BA, New Appl.
W/D No-smoke env. Lawn ser-
vice. No dogs. $1000. mo +
1st, last& sec. 941-504-3954
Professional Office space for
rent, HWY 441 North, Approx
1200 sq ft. For more info
ROOM FOR RENT:
Private entrance. $75 per wk.
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
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
Real Estate Wanted 1065
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 @ http://home.
CHARMING 2 Story, 3 Bdrm.,
22 Ba. 1786 sq. ft. Located in
Downtown Okee. $225,750.
Carol Thomas Realty
Five acre fenced property on
paved road. Energy efficient
poured concrete construc-
tion. 2BR/2BA, 1 car garage
w/porch & heated spa. Lg.
pond, steel outbuildings
w/workshop & 2 fenced pas-
tures. Hurricane shutters
incl., $439,900. Sellers will
look at all offers! Call Vicky
Yatsko, Monarch Realty
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.
KING'S BAY 2BR, 2BA
w/appl., new a/c, access to
clubhouse, pool & tennis.
NEWLY REMODELED: 3
Bdrm., 2 Ba., Garage, In the
city. Large yard. $1000. mo.
OKEE: 3br, 1ba, New roof. Re-
modeled. 225 SE 16th Ave.
$199,000. Seller Will Pay
Closing Cost OPEN HOUSE
Sat. & Sun. lpm-5pm
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.
R-BAR ESTATES: 4/2/2 CBS
Home, 3346 sq. ft. 3.77 acres
w/in ground & pond. Asking
40 ACRES- Near town, High
ground w/ road frontage &
electric available. Great buy
at $575,000. Call Tom
LAKE OKEECHOBEE 320ac
w/00sq ft +/-, SR78
Hwy frontage. Across from
full service marina & retail
center. Residential & Com-
mercial Future Land Use
Designation. Great invest-
ment potential at $9 million
Drew Drake & Co. RE Broker
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,
SAT. & SUN. 1pm-5pm
OKEE: 3br, iba, New roof.
Remodeled. 225 SE 16th
Ave. $199,000. Seller Wil
Pay Closing Cost
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
Beautiful, Adult Community,
2/1.5, fully furn., exc cond.,
$795/mo. Avail May 1st
or for sale @ $85,000.
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES-
OW MH, 2br, 2.5ba, Lake
access, Dock, Sea Wall, Fully
fumished. FL Rm. & Lg.
screened porch. C/Air & Heat
last& sec. (863)467-8005 or
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(D .owondw ususpep
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EAGLE BAY ROOST, Park
model, New appl., 28' Coach-
man, Fum. 10'x26' closed ad-
dition. Adult Park, Lot 12 Lot
Rent paid till 01/07 $12,000
GRANDMA'S GROVE In
LaBelle. 5th Wheel RV Mobile
Home w/Florida room at-
tached. $7500 (239)303-0741
or email dwill980earthlink.net
OKEE. 12'x36' 1 Bdrm., 1 Ba,
10'x40' FL Room, 14'x24' car-
port, Hot tub, New Kitchen, Ex-
cellent Landscaping, Adult
Park. Lot rent. $184.,
$18,000. Neg. (863)357-0060
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
66f11, 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 Mariner
'94 model, 3 pedestal seats
& 1 bench, 40lb. thrust troll.
mtr., runsperfect, $5500.
22 Ft, Dual Axel w/Air Condi-
tioning. $2500 or best offer.
COLEMAN SUNVALLEY 1982,
A/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
Jayco,'05, 30', $14,000. 5'
Cavalier, 32', $9,000.'05 Pu-
ma, pull out, 30', $15,000.
RV, '05 for rent, 30', clean,
large, all furnished, adult
community, rent from $550
mo., no pets.
RV Lots for Rent, $200 mo.,
adult community, coin laun-
dry, clubhouse, bath/show-
Suntine, '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 175HP, 25"
lower unit, runs great,
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200 CC 2006, Approx. 500
mis. Red/White color. Asking
HONDA 400R '00, 4 cycle Dirt
Bike, Never raced. Excellent
shape. Many extra's $3100 or
best offer. 863-801-1620
HONDA CMX 250, 2003, ex-
cellent condition $1800
(863)517-2077 La Belle
MINI CHOPPER- really good
cond, paid $800 asking
SCOOTER- '04 Honda Elite 80,
Excellent condition. 1300 ml.
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.
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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.
foreign are l u.iu
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4085
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
CHEVY NOVA '76, Runs good.
Needs a paint job. $2500.
Call Ramon (239)503-5131
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER '87,
318 engine. Real good running
condition. Only asking $500.
FORD TAURUS 1994:
Runs well. Only $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-
er $9500. (863)697-2906
OLDSMOBILE ALERO 1999,
Low mileage. Excellent condi-
tion. $8000. (863)467-4603
PT CRUISER- '02, 5 spd, CD,
Tape, Radio, fog lamps,
cruise, AC, Silver, $8400
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
DODGE DAKOTA PICKUP
2005, 4x4 w/all the goodies!
3,700 mls. Excellent gas mile-
age. $21,900. 863-467-7340
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,
curtains, hi speed, $1600
BED RAILS NASTA Stainless
polished, fit Chevy Silverado
short bed 99-current, New in
box. $100 (863)697-0328
CAR DOLLY, '04, like new,
used 2 times, $875 or best
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove and haul $125
ENGINE & TRANS- '97 Toyota
Corrola 1.8, runs good cond.
low miles, $600
ENGINE, 3208 Caterpillar,
Like new. (Ran In truck for
only 20 min.) $2500.
MITSUBISHIEXPO '94 -
Blown trans. New tires, cold
a/c, new exhaust, p/w,
cruise. $500 (239)368-6771
PONTIAC STRAIGHT 8 FLAT-
HEAD, engine & transmis-
sion, $1200. (863)467-4328
PONTIAC SUNBIRO '92 For
parts. You tow. $300 firm.
(863)467-1484 Ask for
Linda or leave mess.
POSI DIFF 8.5" GM, $150 or
best offer. Call
RIMS, (4) 16" Aluminum,
w/covers for '99 and up
Ford, 8 lug. $125
TIRES- 275/45/20" 20 64 Ea-
paid $2500 asking $1500
firm (863)634-8511 eve only
TIRES- (4) brand new
7.00-15LT. Power Kings
Mud Tires, $200 firm
7004R, $300 or best offer.
Call (863) 467-8856
DODGE RAM 2500 1997, 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 F250, '86, runs great,
new tires, a/c, $1800.
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, 2WO, 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
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/I, p/w,
a/c. $600 (863)763-0920
FORD F150 CONVERSION
VAN 1993, Excellent transpor-
tation. Very cold A/C. Asking
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Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okee-
chobee High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
OHS 97 email@example.com.
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. Serifdr 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.
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.
Be a hero; help the Red Cross
Heroes for the American Red Cross is a grassroots campaign in
which local business people, school groups, church groups, civic
clubs and individuals pledge to raise $1,000 through any legal
means they choose for the local Red, Cross chapter. This year, the
Okeechobee County Branch has set its sights on raising $25,000 dur-
ing the campaign which runs throughout the month of May. The
funds will be used to support such Red Cross services in Okee-
chobee County as disaster relief, assistance for fire victims, emer-
gency military communications, first aid, CPR training and disaster
preparedness for the community. If you would like to become a
hero by raising or donating $1,000 for the Okeechobee County Red
Cross, call Debbie Riddle, branch manager, at (863) 763-2488.
My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for
two to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Mon-
day through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are
also looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board.
member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate
well with the public and should be able to seek support from city
and county officials, business executives and other organizations.
Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for informa-
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,r
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 Fri-
day, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a' non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We.offer free and confidential pregnancy
tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes
and abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4
p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m.
on Tuesday. We are located at 1505 S. 'Parrott Ave., across from the
movie theatre. If you would like rrn,''1e 'irioir mati':n on this ,o sdt anf
appointment for a free pregnancy test pleased'all (8637763-8859.
Church offering study sessions
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., is offering
a short term study program. The Forty-Sixty is based on Discipleship,
Resources literature by Richard H. Gentzler, Jr. and Craig Kenneth,
Miller. The study will take place each Tuesday from 6:45 until 7:45 p.m.
at the church. The study is open to everyone, and will be led by Rev.
Bruce Simpson and Rev. Jim Dawson. For information or to register,.
call (863) 763-4021.
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