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Okeechobee News


Vol. 97 No. 121 Monday, May 1,2006 50N Plus tax


Inside
Snowbirds face
own Medicare choic-
es
WASHINGTON (AP) -
Hundreds of thousands of sen-
iors who head north for
extended periods face an addi-
tional requirement in the com-
plicated selection of Medicare
drug coverage: picking a plan
that travels with them.
Widespread confusion has
been reported as seniors try to
choose approved coverage
plans by a May 15 federal dead-
line. Government officials and
senior advocates hope "snow-
birds" and sunbirdss," seniors
who live large parts of the year
in different states, are remind-
ed to pick national plans and
not the dozens of regional
plans that won't cover them or
Would cost extra when they're
in their temporary homes.
Page2
IRCCawards
four professors
FORT PIERCE Four
exceptional Indian River Com-
munity College (IRCC) profes-
sors were not sure what to
expect when an entourage
including Dr. Edwin R. Massey,
IRCC president, sponsors .of
the Endowed Teaching Chair
Program and over 30 IRCC
administrators, faculty and
* staff filed into their classrooms '
and division meetings carrying
balloons, fio ers. and a mrnia-
ture rocking "chair."
They \\eie happily 'sur-
prised to. find out that they
were chosen as this year's
Endowed Teaching Chair
recipients and will be reward-
ed with an annual stipend of
$6,000 a year for three consec-
.. e-uti years:_$4-000 to be.use.d
., to implement training insli-
tutes in Iheir field of expertise;
and, $2,000 in recognition of
outstanding teaching.
Page 3
Sunday was
NFL 'slash' day
NE\\ YORK (AP) The
second day of the NFL draft
was "slash" day.
As in Michael Robinson,
qb/rb; Brad Smith, qb \\r; Mar-
qiies Hagans, qb wr kick
- returned; Reggie McNeal,
S qb/wr, AND...
Jeremy Bloom, skier/kick
returner/wr.
Such is the way on most
Sunday at the draft when
teams look for bargains in skill

Drought Index
Current: 552
Source: Florida Division.
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

13.55 feet


Lake level -
Last Year:
14.85 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
level.)

Index


Classifieds ......10-12
Comics .............9
Community Events ... .4


Crossword
Obituaries
Opinion ..


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Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............ .5,
TV .............. .11
Weather ............ 2
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Ceremony: marks completion of new STA


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) and South Florida Water Management District
(SFWMD) held a ribbon, cutting ceremony on Thursday, April 27 to mark the completion
of their joint project, the Nubbin Slough and Taylor Creek Stormwater Treatment Areas.
Taking part in the ceremony are, left to right, Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Goetz, Deputy
Commander COE Jacksonville District, Colleen M. Castille, secretary of the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection, Malcolm S. Wade. Jr., member of the SFWMD's
governing board, Lisa Kreiger of SFWMD, and Daphne-Ross, COE project manager.

STA will help Lake Okeechobee


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A ceremony was held Thurs-
day afternoon," April 27 that
marked another step in the
Ongoing effort to clean up Lake
Okeechobee and the Everglades
and provide better quality water
to the estuaries.
A ribbon cutting ceremony
Swas held to mrnark the completion
of construction of the $25 mil-
lion Lake Okeechobee. Water
Retention, and Phosphorous
Renmoval Project at Tavior
Creek/Nubbin Slough. The two
projects, which came about as
the result of a partnei'ship
'et\\ een the South Florida Water
Management District (SFWD)
and the U .S. Army Corps bf
Engineers (COE) are also known
as stormwater treatment areas
(STA). They are designed to
store water runoff and, reduce
the amount of phosphorous that
flows into Lake Olseechobee by
causing it to be absorbed by
aquatic plants.
The Taylor Creek STA, located
,across U. S. 441 N from Eckerd's
Youth Alternative, consists of 190
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Green Market


future to be


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By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee. News
Okeechobee City Council
members will discuss the like-
lihood of allowing the Green
Market to continue that has
been running in Flagler Park
from Nov. 10, 2005 to April 27,
2006 at their meeting Tues.,
May 2, at 6 p.m. at City Hall.
Discussion about the mar-
ket will immediately follow a
discussion about the Hamrick
Trust, which owns Flagler
Park, between the council and
Trustee David Hiamick and
his son Michael Hamrick.
SControt,-r_3s, arose .about.
the use of the park for a
farmer' s market with the
inception of the Green Market
that was operated by Okee-
chobee Main Street a non-
profit organization with


goods being sold by for-profit
entities. According to Michael
Hamt ick in a letter dated Nov.
5, 2005, the trust speciles the
parks be used for "free and
public use," and not for for-
profit ventures.
Despite the controversy,
the council-approved Green
Market to be allowed to con-
tinue according to schedule,
and its future will be dis-
cussed at the May 2 council
meeting.
A public hearing on a
change in the future land use
map for A Child's World Child-
care and Preschool, Inc. will
start the council meeting. The
reason for the application is to
expand the childcare center.
The application was first
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OCSO receives


$12,000 JAG


federal grant


These two appropriately decorated cakes were served to
guests attending the ribbon cutting ceremony held
Thursday, April 27 to mark the completion of the Lake
Okeechobee Water Retention and Phosphorous Removal
Project at Taylor Creek/Nubbin Slough. Displaying the
cakes are Daphne Ross, left, project manager for the U.
S. Army, Corps of Engineers and Lisa Kreiger, right, of
South Florida Water Management District.


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO) this
week was notified that they
will be receiving a $12,000
federal grant.
The announcement was
made Wednesday, April 26, by
U.S. Congressman Mark Foley
(FL-16).
The grant is distributed
through the Edward Byrne
Memorial Justice Assistance
Grant (JAG) Program. The
grant is to be used to support


the prevention and control of
crime, and can be used to pur-
chase new equipment for the
agency's use.
"In today's world, rural
areas are no longer immune
to the spread of urban-style
crime," said Rep. Foley. "Mak-
ing sure Sheriff (Paul) May
and the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office have the tools
they need is a priority."
Funds from the grant can
be used for local initiatives,
technical assistance, training,
See OCSO Page 2


Kissimmee River area


popular for recreation


By MaryAnn Morris
Special to Okeechobee News
Restoration of the Kissim-
mee River is the largest river
restoration project in the
world. On Saturday, April 29,44
people: members of the public,
agencies that regulate the river,
and people interested in the
opportunities for outdoor fun
gathered at the Basinger Com-
munity Center for a quarterly
public meeting.
These meetings are held
quarterly so that the hikers, var-
ious hunters, boaters and inter-
ested people can work with the
public agencies that govern the
Kissimmee River Valley and
avoid conflicts of use. The
Kissimmee Valley extends from


west of Orlando to Lake Okee-
chobee and much of the origi-
nal meandering of the river is
being restored.
The first section is complete
and two more phases are to
come. Completion of all is set
for around 2012.
"The U.S. Corps of Engi-

neers is in charge of the work
and we are making sure that
they are aware that a lot of peo-
ple are on the river and recreat-
ing in the river valley," said Fred
Davis, -Director of the Land
Stewardship Division for South
Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD).
It was reported that areas
near the river have been
.burned as part of the natural
cycle of land restoration. There


have been four burns since the
beginning of the year at Turkey
and Hickory Hammocks
Wildlife Management Area and
No Name and Starvation
Sloughs. There is a new kiosk
at Hickory Hammock, (on U.S.
Hwy. 98 north of Basinger in
Highlands County) the eques-
trian campground there has
new composting toilets and the
barn roof will be repaired. The
road to the campground will
be improved for two-way traf-
fic within the next six months.
Negotiations are ongoing
between SFWMD, Florida
Atlantic University and hopeful-
ly, Highlands County to deter-
mine the long-term plans for
See River Page 2


Singing some soul music
Sadie Marfil (left) and Chelsea Walker sing "Beautiful
Soul" during North Elementary School's Talent Show on
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acres. It is expected to capture
about two metric tons of phos-
phorous tons per year.
Construction is complete on
this STA.
The Nubbin Slough STA,
located off S.R. 710, covers 800
acres. When construction is
completed this summer, it is
expected to capture about five
metric tons of phosphorous a
year.
In addition to removing phos-
phorous and storing excess
water, the STAs will also provide
cleaner water for wildlife habitat
and recreation..
City and county officials and
interested citizens gathered
under a tent set up on the
grounds of the STA on Taylor
Creek for the ceremony.
Speakers included Lieutenant
Colonel Andrew Goetz, deputy
commander of COE's Jack-
sonville District, Colleen M.
Castille, secretary of the Florida
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SFWMD governing board mem-
ber, and John Abney, chairman
of the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commission-
ers.,
John Paul Woodley, Jr. assis-
tant secretary of the Army for
Civil Works, was scheduled to be
the keynote speaker. However,
he was unable to attend.
"This milestone can be
likened to one 'small step' and a
'giant leap' forward in our jour-
ney to restore America's Ever-
glades," said. Mr. Woodley in a
news release issued by COE.
"It's wonderful," Mr. Woodley
went on to say in the news
release, "to see this fruit of our
labor and look forward to the
day when we will claim victory
in this worthy endeavor. Ever-
glades restoration is national pri-
ority, and working together, we
expect nothirig less Than total
success." -,
The STfs wvill'not'solve all of.
Lake Okeechobee's problems,
but every little bit helps, statedL
Lieutenant Colonel Goetz.
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restoration"
She said that COE and DEP
worked dn projects south of the
lake to deal with the symptoms
of the phosphorous problem
and now projects, such as these
STAs, are being completed on
the north side of the lake to deal
with the cause.
The DEP secretary said that
the everglades restoration proj-
ect is the largest such project in
the world and that representa-
tives from other countries are
studying the project.
"We are making progress in
Kissimmee River restoration,"
she added, saying that it was
worth taking a day off from work
to a take boat ride on the recon-
structed river. She said she saw
the most birds she was ever seen
at one time on the restored
Kissimmee River.
"Under the leadership of Gov-
ernor Job Bush, we are moving.
,forward with restoration," she
added.
Ms. Castelle said sound sci-
ence was being used that is
modeled after Mother Nature.


"Enhancing the water quality
of Lake Okeechobee is top prior-
ity," she asserted.
"America's Everglades will
become strong and healthy once
again," she predicted.
"I think this is a fantastic step
in the right direction," stated Mr.
Wade.
W He said the STAs would result
in a ten percent phosphorous
reduction in Taylor Creek and an
85 percent phosphorous reduc-
tion in Nubbin Slough.
Mr. Abney recognized the
continuing efforts of COE and
SFWMD to reduce phosphorous
levels in Lake Okeechobee. He
commended and thanked those
agencies for their efforts.
At the conclusion of the
speeches, Lt. Col. Goetz read. a
letter from Senator Bill Nelson
' applauding the completion of
the.projects.
Then the. speakers gathered
at water's edge to cut a red white
and blue ribbon. Afterwards, the
guests were treated to slices of
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ownership and use of the Edna
Pearce Lockett Estate on the
bank of the Kissimmee River at
U.S. Hwy. 98 N.
The Southern Dog Hunting
Association (SDHA) has applied
for a permit for raccoon hunting
on Saturday nights from 6 p.m.
until 8 a.m. this summer at Hick-
ory Hammock. Questions were
answered about the number of
hunters expected each week:
around four or five with one dog
per hunter. The permit should be
no problem.


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personnel, equipment, supplies,
contractual support and infor-
mation systems for criminal jus-
tice.
The funds, said OCSO Major
Noel Stephen.-will be used for.
such things as supplies and
materials to aid in narcotics
investigations.
"We'll use it to upgrade our
video cameras to record buys,"
he continued.
The grant does not fund per-
sonnel either new or existing -
- and is not used to buy such
large ticket items as vehicles.
Maj. Stephen said while the
sheriff's office receives the grant
each year, but the amount
received' keeps diminishing
instead of increasing.
OCSO's Law Enforcement


"If your dog runs onto adja-
cent private property, or a "no
hunting" area, you can be
charged with a second degree
misdemeanor and fined $500,"
said Florida Fish and Wildlife
(FWC) Officer Allen. "Hunters
are responsible to control their
dogs." Hunters who were at the
meeting noted that if your dog
does run off, and you go after
him without a gun, just carry a
leash, you rarely get into trouble.
"Our dogs are well trained,"
said George Sabin of the SDHA.
"If people bring dogs that they
can't control, we'll tell them they
can't hunt with us any more. We
don't need that kind of thing."
Jim Clements of the Florida

Grant Coordinator M.W. Muros
indicated the smaller amount
received by his department is
due to the requirements of the
U.S. Department of Homeland
Security, and that department's
need for increased funding.
This particular grant is
applied for annually and can
only be used for specific items,
which must be indicated on the
grant application. It must be pre-
cisely indicated on the applica-
tion just how the money will be
used.
"And once.approved, you can
only use it for the purpose stat-
ed," said Mr. Muros.
Maj. Stephen said the grant
money will first go to Okee-
chobee County around the first
of the fiscal year. Then, the sher-
iff's office will, get it from the
county as it is needed.


Trail Assn. commented that
summer hunting doesn't inter-
fere with hiking and camping as
those are cool weather activities.
Not all areas around the river
are open for firearm hunting.
Some areas are primitive
weapons only or restricted to a
short-range firearm.
Certain marshy areas are
restricted from air boats due to
the noise and close proximity to
homes. A detailed discussion fol-
lowed regarding the. need to go
several hundred feet into a
marsh to hunt ducks and the
possibility of allowing some type


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submitted in February by Malissa
Morgan on behalf of the proper-
ty owner and was tabled in order
to give the owner time to
address concerns raised by the
city's planning consultant, Jim
LaRue, with traffic flow and
parking for an expanded site.
Since then, the company has
received the results of a traffic
study. The city's planning board
approved the change at their
meeting on April 25 and for-
warded their recommendation
to the city council.
Under new business, the
council will consider a rezoning
petition for A Child's World to
change the designation from res-
idential single family-one to resi-
dential multiple family and set-
ting the date of May 16 for a final
public hearing.
The council will consider set-
ting the final public hearing date


of small motor or idle speed was
debated by Newton Cook of
United Water Fowl, other duck
hunters, FWC and SFWMD rep-
resentatives.
"Citrus canker has closed
many groves to hunters for fear
that passing contact can spread
the disease," said George Sabin,
"this has really reduced the area
available for hunting."
Bicycle riding is allowed any-
where in the Kissimmee River
Recreation area.
The next meeting is tentative-
ly scheduled for August 5.


of May 16 for three ordinances as
follows:
Ordinance 947 regarding
the General Employees' and the
Okeechobee Utility Authority
Employees' Retirement System;
Ordinance 948 regarding
the Police Officers' Pension Trust
Fund; and,
Ordinance 949 regarding
the Firefighters' Pension Trust
Fund.
A final public hearing date of
June 6 will be set for alley clos-
ing application No. 80, submit-
ted by Brad Goodbread, for the
east-west alley between North-
east 11th Street and Northeast
12th Street and North Parrott
Avenue and Northeast Third
Avenue.
In other business, the council
will consider changing Mike
O'Connor's term for the Citizen
Boards from April 30, 2009 to
April 30, 2008, and discuss and
set the schedule for summer
council meetings.


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FHP seeks help with fatality crash
INDIANTOWN The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) is looking fo',j
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 Cor-:
poral 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 or ,
S.R. 78.
U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris will be the featured speaker. r:l
Social time will be from 6 until 7 p.m., with dinner being served at f
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 Ahren -
at (863) 467-5910. 0
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 Collabora'J
tive Council meeting, the Okeechobee County School Board will be.
discussing several grants for the 2006-07 school year. 1
The meeting will be held in the school board office, 700 S.W. Secc)
ond Ave., on Tuesday, May 23, at 10 a.m.
Grants include: IDEA, Part B-Individual Disabilities Education Actj
IDEA Part B-Preschool; Title I-Migrant delinquent and homeless chil,
dren; Title II-Teacher and Principal Training Recruiting Fund; Math and4
Science Partnerships; Enhancing Education through Technology Enti-.,
tlement; Title Ill-English Language Acquisition, Language Enhance-6,.
ment and Academic Achievement Act; Title IV Safe and Drug Free-
Schools and 21 Century Community Learning Centers; Title V Innoval
tive Programs; and, Title VI-Rural and Low Income School Programs. '
For information or to provide input, please plan on attending thd
meeting or call Cathleen Blair at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255, for grant con-
tacts.

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-T
like to contribute to the benefit for the Smalls family.

Homebuyer classes held each week
OKEECHOBEE The USDA, rural housing service, can now loan-
up to $172,632 for housing mortgages for very low and low-incomrq
applicants.
For prequalification for this loan, call (863) 763-3345 to reserve your' '
seatfor one of our homebuyer classes.
Classes are held on Wednesdays, starting at 9 a.m.


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IRCC Foundation awards four new endowed teaching chairs
FORT PIERCE Four excep- was awarded to Dr. Chrys other members of the Math neurship, Dr. Nancy Bredemey- es and face-to-face tutoring, Other Endowed Teaching Chair
tional Indian River Community Panayiotou, Professor and Chair Department, will prepare home- er, chair of the Interior Design making training more accessible awards include the Gladys
College (IRCC) professors were of the Electronics Engineering work, tutorials, online assign- Department, has proposed to for the working student. The Williams Wolf Endowed Teach-
not sure what to expect when an Technology Department. ments, quizzes and a test bank establish an "Aging in Place" establishment of the Scripps ing Chair in Communications,
entourage including Dr. Edwin The honorees were selected for all calculus courses at IRCC. Institute for interior designers Research Complex to the region Community Endowed Teaching
R'Massey, IRCC president, spon- based on a portfolio review with Each question will have step-by and housing professionals to further supports the need for Chair in Fine Arts, Susan H.
sors of the Endowed Teaching consideration given to teaching step solutions and hints as to the learn more about the growing trained technicians and profes- Johnson Endowed Teaching
Chair Program and over 30 IRCC and attainment of performance correct way to solve the problem number of consumers who want sional development for compa- Chair, Marilyn C. Link Endowed
administrators, faculty and staff outcomes, overall contribution and students will receive instant to adapt their residences to meet nies specializing in these emerg- Teaching Chair in Financial Man-
filed into their classrooms and toward achievement of the col- feedback. The new program will their aging needs. ing technologies. agement and Basil L. King
division meetings carrying bal- lege mission, commitment to offer an additional learning style Research indicates that with- The Endowed Teaching Chair Endowed Teaching Chair in
loons, flowers, and a miniature professional development and other than traditional lecture and in 10 years, the cost to take care program is made possible by Health Science.
rocking "chair." the potential of their proposed better prepare students to trans- of aging Americans will exceed contributions to the IRCC Foun- For information and to make
, They were happily surprised plan to improve instruction and fer to upper division institutions $4 trillion. The "Agingin Place nation. To date,total of call the IRCC Fo bution,
to find out that they were chosen benefit IRCC students and the that are already using the pro- movement helps people to nation has awarded a total of call the IRCC F462-4786 undation at
....... remain in their homes until later nine Endowed Teaching Chairs. (772) 462-4786.


ar this year's Endowed Teaching
Chair recipients and will be
rewarded with an annual
stipend of $6,000 a year for three
consecutive years; $4,000 to be
used to implement training insti-
tutes in their field of expertise;
and, $2,000 in recognition of
outstanding teaching.
The Bank Atlantic Foundation
Eidowed Teaching Chair was
awarded to Asbka Peiris, Master
IrIstructor and Chair of the Math-
ematics Department. The
Banack Family Endowed Teach-
ing Chair in Agriculture was
awarded to Dr. Ann McMullian,
Professor and Chair of the Agri-
cilture Department. The Dan K.
Richardson Endowed Teaching
Chair in Business and Entrepre-
neurship was awarded to Dr.
Nancy Bredemeyer, Associate
Professor and Chair of the Interi-
or Design Department. The J.
Douglas Stephens Endowed
Teaching Chair in Technology


Okeechobee County
School District
May I through May 5

-Monday, May 1
Breakfast:
Pancake Sausage Wrap

Lunch:
Barbecue Pork Rib on bun
Smuckers PBJ
Yellow Corn

Salad Cup
Fruit salad
Fruil Juice
Assorted 'fresh fruit

Tuesday, MIay2
Breakfast: -
Pancake Sausage Wrap

Lunch:
Hamburger on bun with
Lettuce, Tomato, Pickle


community.
"Since the Endowed Teaching
Chair program began in 2000,
we have honored 16 exceptional
teachers and rewarded them
with the resources to implement
projects that will further con-
tribute toward the excellence of
the college," said Dr. Massey.
"Because quality of instruction is
fundamental to IRCC's mission,
we feel that it is very important
to recognize these outstanding
faculty members."
As the recipient of the Bank
Atlantic Foundation Endowed
Teaching Chair, Asoka Peiris,
chair of the Mathematics Depart-
ment, has proposed to integrate
Maple Soft 10 software, a tool for
solving mathematical problems
and creating interactive techni-
cal applications, into calculus
courses anrd provide profession-
al development to faculty mem-
bers using the new program. Mr.
Peiris, along with the help of


Pepperoni Hot Pocket
Oven Baked Tater Tots
Salad Cup
Mixed Fruit cup
Fruit Juice
Assorted Fresh Fruit

Wednesday, May 3
Breakfast:
French Toast Sticks & Syrup

Lunch:
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Honey Wheat Roll
Hot Ham & Cheese on Bun
Seasoned Mixed Vegetable
Salad cup
Fresh fruit
Applesauce
Fruit juice

Thursday, May 4
Breakfast:
Sausage Biscuit

Lunch:-.
SChili Con Carne with


Dr. Ann McMullian, chair of
the Agriculture Department and
the first recipient of the new
Banack Family Endowed Teach-
ing Chair in Agriculture, has pro-
posed to create a partnership-
based Web site to enhance
classroom learning and dissemi-
nate information about educa-
tional opportunities that IRCC
and other partners offer the hor-
ticulture and landscape industry.
The Web site will contain inter-
active material, landscaping tips,
short video clips, and audio and
video files of instructor lectures
that students can download to
their computer or MP3 player.
Along with the'Web site, a series
of interactive CDs will be made
available to supplement existing
courses and offer working stu-
dents more flexibility to partici-
pate in courses.
As the recipient of the Dan K.
Richardson Endowed Teaching
Chair in Business and Entrepre-


Beans & Cornbread
Hot Dog on Bun
Vegetable Normandy Mix
Salad cup
Sliced Peaches
Fruit Juice
Fresh fruit

Friday, May 5,

Breakfast:
Yogurt and Quaker Oats Bar

Lunch:
Stuffed Crust Cheese or
Pepperoni pizza
Fish fillet on Bun
Seasoned Green Beans
Gelatin with Fruit
Fruit Juice"
Assorted Fresh fruit

Elementary menus:
Each breakfast includes: juice,
choice of entree or cereal and
toast; choice of whole, reduced'
fat or lowfat chocolate milk


in life and postpones the high
cost of care facilities. The Insti-
tute will consist of a six-seminar
series and a resource library for
interior designers and housing
professionals looking to expand
their business to accommodate
"Aging in Place" clients and con-
sumers interested in purchasing
these services.
As the first recipient of the
new J. Douglas Stephens
Endowed Teaching Chair in
Technology, Dr. Chrys
Panayiotou, chair of the Elec-
tronics Engineering Technology
Department, has proposed to
develop a Photonics and Robot-
ics Institute and online educa-
tional resources that can be used
in training for high-skill, high-
wage occupations in Photon-
ics/Lasers/Optics and Robot-
ics/Manufacturing Automation.
These online resources will'
be used in a blended program
that includes laboratory exercis-


Each lunch includes: choice of
one entree, choice of two (veg-
etable, fruit or fruit juice), choice
of whole, reduced fat or lowfat
chocolate milk

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Reduced: $.30
Lunch $1.25
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Students of the week
The following Everglades Elementary students were chosen as students of the week for
the week of April 24 including: kindergarten Reece Agnew, Gabino Lopez-Diaz, Jesus
Trapero and Tymber Keaton. First graders are: Sergio Pineda, Kailey McCain, Jakeb
Blevins, Bailey Schloerb, Maria Bucio and Jesse Smith. Second graders chosen are:
John Granados, Jacob Rodriguez, Shelby Pearce, Brian Chapman, and Robby Hays.
Third grade students are: Emilse Serrano, Ana Bucio, Jasmine Hernandez, Sean Pyper,
Juan Lopez-Diaz, Sylvia Howard and Daniel Roblero. Fourth grade students are: Erica
Ruiz and Travis McCoy and students from the fifth grade are: Alecia Mitchell, Jared Gib-
son and Daniel Morales. Congratulations to our many outstanding students'for giving
heir best.


Obituary

Yarvine Frazer
Marvine Frazer, age 72, died
April 28, 2006, in Okeechobee. She
was born in Cave City, Kentucky,
was a resident of Fort Pierce and
nboved to Okeechobee in 1984.
Mrs. Frazer was an emergency
room clerk at Raulerson Hospital
for 20 years, and was a member of
Treasure Island Baptist Church in
0 Survivors include: her husband
of 38 years, Robert C. Frazer of Okee-
chobee; sons, John E. Frazer of
0 eechobee and Larry Frazer of
White City; daughter, Cynthia J.
Betes of Port St. Lucie; 12 grandchil-
dren; and, eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be
made in Mrs. Frazer's memory to
O eechobee Hospice, 411 S.E.
Fcurth St. Okeechobee, Fla. 34974.
Visitation will be Wednesday,
May 3, from 10 until 11 a.m., at the
Tr sure Island Baptist Church, fol-
lowed by a service at the church at
11 a.m. There will be a graveside
ceremony at the White City Ceme-
tery, in Fort Pierce at 2 p.m. Those
unable to attend may sign the guest
book at www.haisleyfuneral-
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ART GALLERY
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& Custom Framing
205 S.W. Park St.
357-1199
10% OFF storewide

AUTO
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3585 Hwy. 441 N.
763-2666
5% OFF on selected maintenance services
,including tune-ups, oil services, etc.

BEAUTY SUPPLIES
Trading Post Indoor Shops
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3100 Hwy 441 S.
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COMPUTER PARTS
T&D Computer Parts
6690 S.E. 88th Trail
467-1107
4% Discount on purchases $1,000 & under
8% Discount on purchases over $1,000

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

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

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


FLIGHT TRAINING
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2982 Aviation Way
Fort Pierce
561-460-7766
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GROCERY
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763-5515
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Trading Post Indoor Shops
Dent & Bent
3100 Hwy 441 S.
5% Discount


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


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


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

MIRRORS & VERTICALS
Unique Mirrors & Verticals
302 S.W. 2nd Ave.
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NURSERY & LANDSCAPING
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PAWN SHOP
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419 W.S. Park St.
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PHOTO DEVELOPING
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419 W.S. Park St.
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PLUMBING
Lonnie Price Plumbing
4523 S.E. 30th St.
763-5959
10%o Discount on Hourly Labor

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

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

STAINED GLASS
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2900 S.W. 3rd Terr.
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Community Events

'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 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)
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 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.

Early Learning Coalition to meet
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of Indi-
an River, Martin, and Okeechobee counties, Inc., will meet Thurs-
day, May 4, at 1:30 p.m. at 22415 S. 29th St. in Fort Pierce. For infor-
mation, 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) 763-2488.

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
ministerswill 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 Resi.
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
mwjohns@ictransnet.com

'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.





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Upcoming Events

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at (863)
763-3296.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30 until
6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and 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 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
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a mem-
ber 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 infor-
mation, 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.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.
Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator.
There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the
facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.
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 community. 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 (863)
763-1191,.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at V.F.W. Post
#4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are invited. For
information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.

Thursday
Farmer's Market every Thursday from 4 until 7:30 p.m. in Flagler
Park. For information, call (863) 357-MAIN; (863) 763-2225; or, (863) 697-
3110.
Tantle Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
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 (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 fellow-
ship 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 Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for
information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups 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 therefrom 9a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Educatlon/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 infor-
mation, 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) 763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thdrs-
day 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 opportu-
nity 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.


Community Events

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, 2.06 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.
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.
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 meet-
ing, 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. 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 expanded
their services to include kindergarten for the next school year. Regis-
tration is limited to 15 students who will be age 5 on or before Sept.
1, 2006. You can register by calling (863) 763-7566, or at the church.
Parents must furnish birth certificates, shot records and health certifi-
cate for students.
Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will be
held Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.

Children's Ranch closes yard sale
Real Life Children's Ranch Yard Sale is('closed for the summer.
We are no longer accepting donations: Thank you for helping to
make this year a success. For information, call Rosie at (863) 763-
4242.

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 on 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.
Fundraiser aids Hospice residence
Hospice of Okeechobee is currently raising funds for their resi-
dence, The.Hamrick Home. They are selling tickets for a 2006 20-
foot Shearwater boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI Suzuki
outboard andan aluminum trailer. Tickets can be purchased for $50
each at Eli's Western Wear, Elite Title, Gilbert Chevrolet, Lakeshore
Marine, Don's Appliance, Riverside National Bank, Quail Creek Plan-
tation and Hospice of Okeechobee. Only 1,500 tickets will be sold.
Drawing will be held on July 4. For information, call Theresa Davis at
(863) 467-2321.

Fundraiser benefits burn center
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m.
on Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are now available at the
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott
Ave. Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For informa-
tion, contact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Pro-
ceeds from the fundraiser will go to Shriner's programs.
Church changes its name
Parrott Avenue Christian Church is now known as the Westside
Christian Church of Okeechobee, and is located at 8082 S.R. 70 W.
The minister is Richard Barker and the Associate Minister is Willard
Delaney. Sunday services begin at 10 a.m., while Sunday Bible
School starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday night prayer meetings begin at 6
p.m. A nursery is provided. For information, call (863) 467-2278.
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
alternative to door-to-door Trick-or-Treating. If your group or organi-
zation 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 pro-
motion@mainstreetokeechobee.com. 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 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: ohsl987reunion@hotmail.com
Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Rauler-
son Service Center, 1019 W South Park St., has arts and crafts for
seniors at the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and blue-
grass and gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center
would like to expand its activities to groups that would like to play
board games, card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has
any ideas, contact Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-
5183, or just come down and talk to us. Activities are held from 11:30
a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is a free service to seniors age 60 and over.


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Runners-up
Runners-up for the Okeechobee County Parks & Recreation Women's Winter Softball
League championship were The Tropics. Team members were: (front row, left to right)
Kimmy Shaw, Brad Shaw, Sam Shaw, Tasha O'Fallon and Mona Baker; (back row, left to
right) Coach Jeff Aldridge, Cindy Suggs, Sandy Hodges, Timi Beardon, Brande Clay, Kat
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Men's "REC" Division were the Goody's team. Team members were: (front row, left to
right) Donnie Hagen, Brent Anders, Darryl Allen, Scott Deloney and Emerson Billie; (back
row, left to right) Joey Alicea, Billy Bailey, Chris Douglas, Russ Cale, Matt Vinson, Tom
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Recreation, will take place on Sat-
urday, May 6 from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. at the Okeechobee County
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For information contacts Parks :&
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Pop Warner grid
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on May 6, May 20, June 10, June 24,
July 1 and July 15 from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. :
. The registration fee is $75. In
order to register you must bring the
child's last report card, a current
year physical from your doctor and
a copy of the child's birth certifi-
cate:
For information, call co-presi-
dents James Shockley at (863) 634-
3482 or Albion Crowell at (863)
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Don't confuse Boston Fern with Sword Fern


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
One of the ferns growing in
our area is the Boston Fern.
Because of its common name,
newcomers are at first surprised
to learn it is a Florida native.
Long term residents will be
equally amazed to learn that
there is a look-alike species and
is often confused with this native
plant. And, one exotic cousin of
these frilly plants is an invasive
weed, and is becoming a prob-
lem in our natural areas.
Today's column will discuss
how you can use Boston Fern in
your Florida Yard, and will help
you to tell the good guy from the
bad guy. Information for this arti-
cle comes from our University of
Florida Extension specialists the
Florida Department of Agricul-
ture.
Have you ever tried to get
grass to grow under shady trees?
Healthy turf grass in shady areas
is not often challenged by a lack
of water, fertilizer, or pests.
While some turf is tolerant of
lower light, none, can grow well
in shade. Instead, the right plant
for this place is one that thrives
in lower light conditions.
Boston Fern can be planted in
clumps under the darkest
canopy of a tree. When placed
two to three feet apart, it spreads
and fills in, quickly forming a
two foot tall ground cover. Later
on, fern beds may need thinning
to encourage new growth.
Shady spots are often moist, and
the Boston Fern can tolerate
occasional wet feet. Frosts will
kill this plant to the ground, but it
will re-grow from the rhizomes
remaining in the soil.
There are few serious pest
problems with this landscape
plant. Among those pests to be
on the lookout for are scales,
mealybugs and mites. Under wet
conditions, snails, slugs and fun-
gal diseases can bother Boston
Fern.
A nice place to use Boston
ferns is in the base of palm
fronds, called boots, where they
grow as epiphytes. Palms that
are often seen with these ferns
covering their trunks include
Date Palms, Pindo Palms, and
Cabbage Palms our state tree.
When growing in this manner,
they are only taking up space
and do not harm the palm. Their ,
water andnutrients needs are
not taken from the palm.
There are hundreds of differ-
ent varieties of Boston Fern avail-
able from nursery growers.


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QFLORIDA
IFAS EXTENSION
Some common cultivars include
"Fluffy Ruffles", "Roosveltii" and
"Whitmanii". Boston Ferns can
also be used in containers and in
hanging baskets. "Bostoniensis"
is a very common cultivar.
Found near Boston in the 1890s,
it became a fixture of the over-
stuffed parlors of the time. It is
grown by Florida nurseries and
shipped to northern markets for
indoor use. If you need informa-
tion on how to grow this as a
house plant, call our Master Gar-
deners for details.

Native or Exotic?
Ferns don't grow flowers -
they produce clusters of dust-like
spores under their fronds. Using
a hand lens, look for a -small
plate that covers the bumps. Part
of the botanical name refers to
the kidney-shaped covering on
these spore cases.
Five species of these ferns
have been identified in Florida's
natural areas, but only two are
natives. The differences between
these plants are in the hairiness
of the leaves, the shape of the


spore covering, and the size and
color of scales growing on the
stem (rachis) of the fronds.
Another key feature is the
absence or presence of fleshy
underground tubers.
The most abundant native
(Nephrolepis exaltata) is found
growing from Lake County
south through the Florida penin-
sula. The other Florida native
species (N. biserrata) grows nat-.
urally in Highlands, but not in
Okeechobee County. Three
other species of Boston Fern
have naturalized in Florida, plus
a hybrid of our two native
species.
Of special concern to natural
land managers is the Erect or
Tuberous Sword Fern (N. cordi-
folia). This non-native fern has
escaped from cultivation and
grows in most of Florida and
even into Georgia. It can spread
aggressively in the landscape,
forming dense stands that dis-
place native ground covers. The
Erect Sword Fern thrives in poor
growing conditions with dense
crowns of long, drooping leaves.
Look for it in pine rocklands, flat-
woods, marsh edges and ham-
mocks.
Non-native Boston ferns can
be distinguished from native
species by two characteristics:
Leaflets of the native
Boston Fern do not overlap each


other where sprout from the
rachis or leaf stem; the leaflets of
the Erect Sword Fern do overlap
each other.
Another feature is the pres-
ence of round fleshy under-
ground tubers on the non-native
fern; the native species do not
produce these structures.
Please be careful when pur-
chasing these ferns if they will be
used in the landscape they
may spread into wild areas. Be
cautious when disposing of yard
waste there are better ways
than to dumping this material on
the roadside or in an undevel-
oped areas. Do your part to pre-
serve and protect our natural
heritage by inspecting the roots
of your new fern to see if the
tubers are present. Make a con-
scious choice to keep your Flori-
da Yard a more natural place to
enjoy our beautiful piece of par-
adise.,
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on these ferns, please email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us at 863-763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at
458 Hwy 98 North in Okee-
chobee, and visit our Okee-
chobee County Master Garden-
ers from 1 to 5 PM on Tuesday
afternoons.


Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Seeing green
Centra'Elemejntary School kindergarten teacher, Sharon Nipper points out new green
tomatoes on the vine to her students. Kindergarten students planted, cultivated and
sowed their "kinder garden" with help from ninth grade students from the Okeechobee
Freshman Center agriculture class.


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Daturas plants
James Rogers stands next to Daturas plants that are
grown in his yard. These plants are poisonous and bloom
in the spring. The plants are found in a variety of colors.


Manage yard pests responsibly


By Ed Ayen
Florida Yards & Neighborhood
This is another in a series of
articles written about the new
area urban conservation program
called Florida Yards & Neighbor-
hoods.
Populations here in south cen-
tral Florida will probably double
in the next twenty years. This
means the number of homes will
also double bringing more yards
to care for and more pest man-
agement. Due to the concerns
about health, the environment,
and pesticide resistance, pest con-
trol practices ,once taken for
granted are now under scrutiny.
Regular preventive insecticide
spraying is still common for some
pests but may be unnecessary.
Healthy plants can usually defend
against or tolerate pest attacks,
while beneficial insects, birds and
other natural controls often sup-
press undesirable insects.
Here are some ways to avoid
pest problems in your yard.
Choose insect and disease resist-
ant plants that can tolerate condi-
tions in your yard; native plants
are best. Once plants are estab-
lished, go easy on fertilizer and
water. Too' much can cause
excessive growth making plants
vulnerable to some insects and
diseases.
Mowing grass too short and
severely pruning trees arid shrubs
weakens them, inviting pests.
Leave 3-4 inches when mowing
your lawn a:rind prune shrubs
selectively.
Encourage beneficial insect by
minimizing the use of broad spec-
trum pesticides and spot spraying
the affected area only and not the


whole yard.
Try to identify pest problems
before they get out of hand by
walking through your yard twice
or more a week and look at
plants. Common plant pests in
Florida include aphids, mealy-
bugs, scale, whiteflies, thrips,
mites and caterpillars. If you see
curled, rolled or deformed leaves,
mold on leaves or stems, you are
likely to find a pest lurking some-
where. Sooty mold on leaves is a
telltale clue to an infestation by
what are known as piercing-suck-
ing insects such as aphids. These
insects secrete a sugary sub-
stance called honeydew, on
which the black-colored sooty
mold fungus feeds and grows.
The sooty mold does not injure a
plant directly, but if excessive can
block sunlight from leaves, reduc-
ing photosynthesis.
Tolerate some insect damage
and leaf disease as no one can
maintain a pest and disease free
yard. Should you need to treat a
badly infested plant first try to
simply remove the infested plant
part; or if they are large, slow
moving caterpillars try picking
them off by hand. Should you
need to use a chemical pesticide
use one that is selective to your
problem or better yet use insecti-
cidal soaps or horticultural oils,
both of which work to reduce
populations of sucking insects.
Products containing an extract of
the bacterium Bacterium
thuringiensis take care of caterpil-
lars. -Try to apply these materials
during the cooler part of the day
to avoid plant injury and always
follow the instructions on the
label.


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Please make checks payable to: American Red Cross, Okeechobee County Branch.
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8 BUSINESS


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Sharon Johnson and Lori Mixon of Tucker Group and Alex Marquez and Teresa Chandler of
Big Lake National Bank sponsored the free "Establishing Good Credit" Seminar held at the
community center April 25th.


Alex Marquez, Big Lake National Bank; Darryl Roehm, OHS Academy of Finance Academy
Director; and, Teresa Chandler, Big Lake National Bank display the free shirt given at the
"Establishing Good Credit" Seminar on April 25.


Academy of Finance holds free seminar on credit


On Tuesday, April 25, in recog-
nition of Financial Literacy
month, the Okeechobee High
School Academy of Finance held
their first free seminar titled
"Establishing, Good Credit". The
seminar presenters were: Alex
Marquez, regional trainer for Big
Lake National Bank, Lori Mixon,


realtor and president of the Okee-
chobee Board ,of Realtors, and
Sharon Johnson, realtor and
president-elect of the Okee-
chobee Board of Realtors Mr.
Marquez began the evening with
a discussion based on three items
dealing with customer credit:
looking into your credit by


obtaining a free credit report and
analyzing that report, keeping
good credit, and seeking help
when you are trying to repair bad
credit. Ms. Mixon then took the
floor and discussed real estate in
Okeechobee and the steps
involved in the purchase of a
home. She also spoke of the


importance that good credit plays
in the home purchasing process.
Ms. Johnson spoke of two issues:
housing in Okeechobee and real-
tor-client relationships. All pre-
senters took questions and com-
ments from the over 75
attendees. "We were really excit-
ed about the turnout" said Daryl


Roehm, academy director, "and
look forward to offering more of
these free seminars in the.future".
At the close of the seminar,
door prizes donated by Winn
Dixie, Dominos, Brahman The-
ater, Pizza Heaven, Everglades
Equipment, City Electric, IRJ
Gators, Therapy Center of Okee-


chobee, Big Lake National Bank,
and Cathy Knapp were given out.
The first 25 attendees were
given a free seminar "got credit"
t-shirt donated by Quality Tees,
while food and refreshments
were donated by Big Lake
National Bank and Lori Mixon of
the Tucker Group.


Ground broken for La Martin Townhomes


A first of its kind in
Okeechobee
Grijund vas broken Friday,
April 28.. Ior La Martin Tovwn-
hcin-,e a _-ated, I52 unit, t"m\\n
h'-,rne comrnmuninit La Martin
r.l. hi-oriti-s w' ll be th-e itist :-1 Iits
,:rnd in (C;ee':holbee Thei diel-
i. pe, Cliisl,:iphe~ Brinde of Mile
High Funding, LL,' purchased the
larnd in 21-14 and has been \orik-


ing on this project with (Coldsell
Banker Berger Real Estate for the
past Is months.
La Martin Towinhomes are
located at 1000 S\\ 2.Sth Snee
and \',ill be a gated commnunnri
The three bediJri, three bath
unils are h:cated rr a 120 acre site.
Amrienities oflered L'i the :r'rniple;
include a clubhouse, pool, tennis
courts and basketball cou'rtS
There ,itll be \' lkii]. aiid bikel
paths meanderi_- through giant d-
lathel oaks and along tranquil


ponds. La Maitin ii close to shop.
ping, resrauaIarts and Lake Okee-
chobee.
La Marin is offered foir sal,-
exclusi.Csel\ bri\ Coldve'. ll Banket
Beige:r Real Est.tae .ccoIrdingP to
pi(ici nCtmianagiaoer Faith iel a,:.n. La
.Martin r. ill oltfer a nefi\ r\ pe( ol res-
idIeii,:- tor hOAse c(l,,,:siIg Ok.Ee-
chr:Lbee asi her home,. it uif l e
Ou l;e: Lha bee's list, b ulti-lamil-l ,
Li:,td co:'tammunit\ Ml, c- n hai-i 25'
units ha\ e already \ been IcId.


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Breaking ground for La Martin Townhomes is: (left to right) Faith Nielson, project manager,
Coldwell Banker Berger Real Estate; Sheriff Paul May; County Commissioner John Abney;
Bart Cook, planner and landscape architect; John Eriks'en, general contractor; Phil Berger,
broker, Coldwell Banker Berger Real Estate; Don Wollard, managing partner, 3 D Develop-
ment, LLC; Chris Bonde, developer. Mile High Funding; and, Lori Berger, Coldwell Banker
Berger Real Estate.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Skyhook
A crane lifts a 63.000 pound section of prefabricated concrete building off a flatbed trail-
er to be joined to the other section of the building (left) that had previously been
unloaded. The concrete building will serve as the first building of the Royal Concrete
Concepts plant that is being built across U. S. 98 from the industrial park. The 24 by 40
foot office building is actually one of the modular classrooms built by Royal Concrete
Concepts at their current West Palm Beach plant. These classrooms are designed to
either stand-alone or be joined together with other concrete modulars to form a multi-
story school building. Royal Concrete Concepts also builds dwelling houses in several
sizes. The Okeechobee plant should be operational by next April and will employ 1300
people and turn out 12 to 14 buildings a day.


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STE 13A
863-357-3030
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Hazellief & Prevatt
Realty Inc.
1200 S. Parrott 763-2104
SSpecialists On Groves,
Ranches & Acreage
www.century21okeechobee.com

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"A Full Service Real Estate Firml"
104 N.W. 7th Ave.
(863) 763-4010
Corner Of SR 70 West & N.W. 7th Ave.
Email: realestate@tucker-group.com
Website: www.tucker-group.com


Don Renfranz, Inc.'s
Taylor Creek.

Real Estate
1881 U.S. Hwy. 441 S.E
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Phone: (863)763-7312
Fax (863)763-7317
Email: taylorre@strato.net
www.taylorcreekrealestate.com



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COMPANY
208 N. Parrott Ave.
(863) 763-2262
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Toll Free (800) 691-6533

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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, April
28, through Thursday, May 4, are
as follows:
Theatre I -"RV" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Larry The Cable
Guy (PG-13} Showtimes: Friday at
7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "Scary Movie 4"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at2, 4:15,7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
,? Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Narconon helps
with drug addiction
Do you need help with drug
addiction? If so, call Narconon at
1-800-556-8885.

You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his
or her full potential and become
a volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship
program. It's a proven life-chang-
ing program that provides four-
year college scholarships to
deserving sixth and ninth graders
in local communities. The men-
tor meets with the student one
hour per week at his/her school.
Volunteer opportunities are avail-
able in Indian River, Martin, St.
Lucie and Okeechobee counties.
Please call the Indian River Com-
munity College Foundation at
(772) 462-4786.

Halfway House
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Jordan
Bernay at (863) 357-0047.

Consumer credit
counseling offered
If debt threatens you, talk with
your creditors about developing
a revised payment schedule or
call Consumer Credit Counseling
Service for a free and confiden-
tial appointment. For informa-
tion, call (561) 434-2544 or (800)
330-2227.

Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church
Lending Library at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W.
Second. St. Entertain or educate
yourself, using 486 audiocas-
settes, including audio books,
plus Christian romances and 575
videos. Prepare a paper oh com-
parative religion, a book report,
programs for men, women or
children, a craft project or a Sun-
day school lesson. We use the
Dewey Decimal System, the
same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we
can and do preview our media.
Currently, the library is staffed
Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until
12:30 p.m., and Wednesday
evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Con-
tact Doris Entry at (863) 467-
1548.

Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege 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 -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 educa-
tion/GED, Monday through Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. until noon; Year-
ling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23
Lane, English as a second lan-
guage classes, Monday through
Wednesday, from 5:30 until 8:30
p.m.; Everglades Elementary,
3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a
second language classes, Tues-
day and Thursday from 6 until 8
p.m.


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



Babysitter Needed, 2 children,
2-4 yrs. of age, avail, any-
iime preferably in riome
Rel-reid 1863)6bI-2066


BIG SET OF PEYS Ofl 116 AT
CITY BOAT RAMP.
(863)675-8828
SET OF KEYS: # of keys on
Lg. ring found with Master
Lock.. Found in vic of Padgett
II Store. (863146 2072

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classi-
fleds and make your
clean un a breeze!


CHIHUAHUA, Male, Small,
Brown & 1 dirty white fiber-
glass Canoe. Missing
863-675-1497 Muse Area
DACHSHUND, Leopard Color,
Black & Grey Spots. Unique
looking. Male. Vic. of 15A &
15B. Reward. (863)697-1421
DOBERMAN, black & tan,
John Deere collar, vice of NW
50th & 441. REWARD!
(954)326-2083
FAMILY DOGS- 2 dogs at N.
Elem Soccer Field, 1 brindle
bulldog/Cur mix, 1 red Cur
dog white on chest. Dogs
have brand "H" on hips
(863)467-0245
RED BONE, female, 12 weeks
old, on 4/17/06, vic. of Bet-
ter Acres. (863)467-1211
The classleds are the
most successful sales-
person in town.


CORGI- to good loving home,
female, spayed, hsebroke,
needs lots- of love
(863)228-7230
FREE GERMAN SHEPHERD
-PUPPIES great watchdogs,
all shots. (863)983-5597
Kittens, 3 males, 2 females,
very adorable, litter trained, 6
wks. old, to good home only.
(863)634-9245
PIT BULL MIX- male, brindle,
free to good home.
(863)675-4697 LaBelle


Employment



FuilTime 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Jab Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A/C SERVICE TECH, INSTALLER
w'Mi 3 yvir efp
Dependjaul Clean DL. DFV
Good py Brneprs, 40I K
Alsi lal.ing appl's lo Helpers
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BADCOCK & MORE
Opening or F'T Sales Person
Apply in prior i,', 512 WII
Park St No pnorie calls pis
CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All nirls.1 7. hr and up
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 772-370-.1i'79
COOK: Needed or c:hildcare
center. Call (8631467-5588
or slop by Tender Care
@ 604 SW 5in St
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Dickerson needs expenencea
Lvader/Trick ioe operatorr
M/F.'V/D EOE
DRUG TEST REQ'D
Call 772-429-4465
FARM RANCH MECHANIC
General repairs for farm equip.
inciudinq navy equip. Exp
with toois, valid drivers li-
cense. Drug Free Work
Place. (863)634-9446
Full Time- Part Time
Several Positions Available
Ft. Drum Area
(863)467-6377



HEAVY EQUIPMENT
OPERATORS
Exp. only need apply.
Scrapers, Loaders,
Dozers, ADT, Articulate
Dump Trucks, etc. Palm
Beach, Martin &
Okeechobee Counties.
DFWPR EOE.
Call (800)537-3031 for
info or fax resume to
(561)799-5650
HELP WANTED
Cashiers &
Medical Billing Clerks.
Apply in person only @
Okeechobee Discount Drugs
203 SW Park St
IMMEDIATE OPENING
OKEECHOBEE SURVEY OFFICE
Survey Crew Chief
Hourly pay range $20-$25/hr.
40+ hours/week. Must have
valid D.L. and transportation.
Call 863-357-6688
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips
LEAD POSITION AVAILABLE
For Infants & Toddlers
Call Wendy at Faith Academy
PreSchool (863)763-8800

HELP WANTED
T, Local cleaning
company seeking
FULL TIME/PARTTIME
employees. GOOD PAY.
3 Shifts, 3:30pm-11pm,
4-11pm, 5-11pm. Mon. -
Fri., 1 Sat. per mo. day-'
time. Must have valid FL
DL, trans. to & from
work, no criminal record.
For Application call
863-763-0902
DFWP/EOE


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

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



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



OFFICE ASSISTANT
Experience a MUST. Drop off
resume at 105 SW 3rd Ave
Labor Finders

Services



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Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
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High School Diploma or GED
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of MS Excel & Word. Excellent
phone & Customer service skills.
Data entry exp. Fax resume
or application to:
(954)967-3477


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.
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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-
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Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
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Driver needed for
medical office, part time,
Okeechobee area. Fax
resumes to 772-460-7927.

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appl:nces 515
Appvance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
Cbinea Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Unens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furnui-te 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640..
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Televisionr/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
.Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER 5 ton,
hardly used. As is. $800 Call
Steve (239)564-2173 La-
Belle


AMERICAN OAK DRESSER-
1800's, Excellent condition,
$500. or best offer.
(863)675-4201
BARBER CHAIR, Antique, Mfg.
by Emil J. Padair Co. Pat #
1594408-1594409. Good
cond. $800 (863)697-0328
ROCKER- Solid, Walnut, Fold-
ing. Seat 142", Back 19",
Padded seat & back $50.
(863)946-1896
WHISKEY BARRELS (2) -
About 100 years old. $1200
or best offer for both or will
sep.(863)634-5821


FREEZER, Chest Type, Small,
Runs good. $75.
(863)634-5402
REFRIGERATOR- bottom
freezer, white, exc cond,
$250 cash (863)357-3026
REFRIGERATOR, Whirlpool,
asking $100.
(863)357-0690
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
(863)467-6030



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



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



ATTIC STAIRS: Pull Down
Type. Fits opening 21d x
53V. $50. (863)675-5929


KITCH. CAB DOORS- oak
w/handles & hinges, 1 pr
24x20, 5pr 32x20, 1pr
32.28, $45 (63.)763-1997
ROOF SHINGLES- 10 C,'jc.,
1 i50 ill eparale

SHUTTERS, Heavy, Woodeii.
p4 ~jel, 17'. 6, $50
l.3)6|T5-5'.:'9
WINDOWS (6) aluminum
[ riljn Jucl 29J 5W 52 L
Woirt ',Li, fe 'i '25
86i.763.1997



STEPS. w/rail 3 nr,; $30
l.T2 i2i:1-8932


BABY CRIB- Bra,'d rn, rno
maiTirsi. $40
86 3 675-71i05
JEEPS: 2 Bjnerv Oprjiaed. 1
Wrangler ,I 1 i'nIErin Jr.
NJe' b nerine. 1,10 lor buih.
"863b6' -0845


CLOTHES, Little Girls, '
t, u. UO igrier i.. iems All
ljr 1.500 or w ll ell ,ep

SCRUBS- 15 l'p Sorme paris;
M63 i6 .1) 5
Suppiev sTi 580



COMPUTER SYSTEM. Diil,
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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.
(239)822-5955 LaBelle
DRESSER Large, 9 drawers.
Antique handles, exc. cond.
Hard wood. $30
(863)763-3830/697-6507
DRESSER w/24x36 Mirror.
$10. (863)467-8681
D/RM TABLE- Claw foot, leaf,
4 chairs, China cab. hutch
$175. 863-635-0843 or
803-417-7959
ENTER CENTER- Rattan, ask-
ing $150 (863)674-0963
ETAGERE- China 4 shelf, ask-
ing $150, very nice
(863)674-0963
FUTON BUNK BED, w/match-
ing desk. Full sz bottom &
single sz on top. 8" mattress.
$225. (863)357-3863
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.
(863)674-0098.
Sleeper-Sofa- Queen, Castro
Convertible & 7-ft couch.
$250. Will separate.

LaBelle 239-822-5955
SOFA- full length, light colors.
Used only 3 months. Like new!
Reduce to $225. Please call
863-467-0670
SOFA & LOVESEAT 6 mths.
old. Pd. $2000, asking
$1500 or best offer.
(863)634-5821 call any-
time.
TODDLER 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
Okeechobee
WRITING DESK, 17"x43"
$75.(863)763-8943
ask for Tracy


38 CAL Stainless steel, 5
shot revolver, 2" barrel, cus-
tomer grips, like new, $395
(863)467-6696


T/C ARMS SUPER CONT: 14"
Bull barrel 35 cal. Bushnell
Phantom 2.5 scope $400.
(863)763-4961 "



BOWFLEX EXTREME, mint
cond., w/all accessories,
$800. (239)324-2335


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
.500 l863)6.75-7105 or
(863)673-5023


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


LIFT CHAIR, Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949
LIFT CHAIR- Pride real con-
dition $375. .Firm
.(863)635-3540,
POWER CHAIR- Jet 3, Fairly
new, Works great. Excellent
indjilion $400.
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ARCADE GAMES, (2), $1100
will sell separately.
(863)357-2773
HOUSE PLANS, for a 3br, 2ba,
Ready to pull, permit. Asking
$2000 or best offer.
863-634-3164
PENS & PENCILS 17) .ki)rng
$15 (863)634-1374



KEYBOARD, Electronic,
Yamaha. Has legs. $200.
(863)946-3822
Organ, Hammond Model 134,
Composer Series, w/bench
& instruction books, $130.
(863)357-0465


CANARY, beautiful, yellow,
$60. (863)357-3639
CAT- Cute, gray with white
markings. 3yrs old Neutered
& declawed. To Good Home
Only! $50. (863)634-3841
CHINCHILLAS 2 males, 2 fe-
males. $75 each.
(863)634-8118 ,
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
*(561)644-5418 or
(954)465-6614
GERMAN SHEPHERD- female,
spayed, 3yrs old, home must
have fenced yard $50
(863)357-3026.
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS:
AKC, 4 male, 1 fem., 1st shots
& wormed, blkLtan, parents on
prem., $500. (863)447-6619
PARROT CAGE- White w/
playpen on top. Good condi-
tion $85. (863)357-0037
Okeechobee
RED NOSE PIT PUPS- With
papers 8wks old. Ready to
go to good homes. $400.
(863)801-1236
SOCIETY FINCH- Brown &
white Good foster parents.
$18(863)357-3639



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-
ate (239)394-7005



CAR AMPLIFIER Kenwood,
900 watt max. $120
(863)824-0776


SUBWOOFER 15" MA Audio
in sealed or ported box.
$120 (863)824-0776 .


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


COLEMAN POWERMATE
GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1 week, $500
(863)692-2229
COMBO SET Ryobi 18v, drill,
circular saw, recipe. saw, 2
baftts chrgr, & more. Like
new. $1 00 (863)467-0668
GENERATOR Homelite LRX
4500 watt, 8.5 hp, 120/240
volt, 142 hrs. $450
(863)763-5613
GENERATOR- Coleman Pow-
ermate., 2500w, 5hp Briggs
& Straton eng. New condi-
tion $200. (863)763-1.501
GENERATORS- Honda,
1-3100w i 1-i500t $525.
Fim. 863-763-7950 or
863-634-8474
JACK -o pull engine;, good
condition. $80
(239)657-4348 Immokalee
SCROLL SAW,-16". $75
(863)467-6797
VARIOUS ASSORTMENT OF
TOOLS- Hand tools, Ladder,
Yard tools & morel Take all
for $150.(863)635-0474
WELDER, Hobart: 49 hrs. on
Hobbs Meter. $2500.
(863)357-4595


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
i. ng to add to my collection'.
SPlease call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891

Agriculture I



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




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


APHA PAINT MARE 6 yrs.
Experienced rider only.
Sweet & pretty. $1500
(863)258-3838
BAY MARE 8 yrs. old. Thor-
oughbred, rides good, up to
date on shots, loads, clips.
$2500 neg. (863)509-3446
QUARTER HORSE REG PINTO
GELDING- 14yrs old, 15.2,
great disposition, gentle, kid
safe $1800 (863)763-4257
REG. APP. GELDING 14yrs.
Kid safe but also a good ride
for beginner to adv. adult.
$1500 (863)638-4006



CHAIN LINK FENCING 265'
of 5' fencing, (2) 6' gates,
some poles. $100 Must take
all. (863)357-6315
CHAIN LINK FENCING 75ft.
of 4ft. w/ (2) 3ft. gates and
approx. 12 poles. $100 must
take all. (863)634-0465


LAWN TRAILER: New, 3x4 Ft.,
Stainless Steel w/Balloon
Tires. $150. ,86i357-5754 *
PATIO CHAIRS (4) Wrought
Iron. $50 for all.
(863)946-3822
RIDING LAWN MOWER -
Craftsman LT 1000. 42" cut.
About 6mos. old. Asking
$750. (863)697-3212
RIDING MOWER-6 mos old,
asking $800 (863)467-6030
RIDING MOWER, Craftsman,
38" Cut, Automatic, 12/2
Kohler engine. $450 firm.
(863)763-3451
RIDING MOWER, TO PC,
Wheel Horse, 44" cut, $650
(863)612-1018
RIDING MOWER- Yardman,
42", with 15HP Kohler mtr,
$225 (863)675-0548
SNAPPER 30"- rear engine,
$600 (863)517-2077 La-
Belle
SWISHER TRAIL ,MOWER-
60" cut, 13hp, Briggs &
Stratton. Excellent condition.
$600. 863-674-1459 LeBelle
TURF ROLLER- 4ft, asking
$100 (863)357-3981


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anmd lateresting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more successful


Rentals


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



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 + until ,
1st mo. + sec. and
LARGE Efficiency $500 +
util., 1st mo. + sec. Both in
town, on water. No pets. Non
Smk. Env. 863-634-0322



Commercial Building for
lease, approx. 7,000 sq. ft.,
up to 30 parking spaces, 4
Bathrooms, $3000 mo.,
8951 Hwy. 78 West.
877-878-7275.



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


ROOM FOR RENT:
Private entrance. $75 per wk.
(863)357-2930
Your next job could be in
today's classifeds. Did
you look for It?


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BASSWOOD: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
1 Car Garage. (863)467-2894
Full details @ http//home.
earthlink.net\-drmpdrince
CHARMING 2 Story, 3 Bdrm.,
'2/2 Ba. 1786 sq.ft. Located in
Downtown Okee. $225,750.
Carol Thomas Realty
863-946-0505 or
863-228-0221,
r. rjlyrir ,,,' ..im r)Irv

Five acre fenced property on
paved road. Energy efficient
poured concrete construc-
tion. 2BR/2BA, 1 car garage
w/porch & heated spa. Lg.
pond, steel outbuildings
w/workshop & 2 fenced pas-
tures. Hurricane shutters
incl., $439,900. Sellers will
look at all offers! Call Vicky
Yatsko, Monarch Realty
Group. (772)485-5222
J & S ESTATES-11 yr old
frame house 2BR/2BA, w/gar.
500 sq ft. Rec. room, Pool,
Steam cabinet, Sauna cabinet
Treadmill & Weight equip
$155,000. Broker protected.
(772)597-6158 or
(954)801-6158
KING'S BAY 2BR, 2BA
w/appl., new a/c, access to
clubhouse, pool & tennis.
$150,000 (863)467-4446
NEWLY.REMODELED: 3
Bdrm., 2 Ba., Garage, In the
city. Large yard. $1000. mo.
(863)781-1317/634-1554
OKEE. REDUCED PRICE
$144,900. Convert SWMH
2br 2ba New roof & paint on
private lake Only minutes
from lake Okee. Bring offers
Call LeviVon Zamft .
(561)262-1302
Keller Williams Realty
R-BAR ESTATES: 4/2/2 CBS
Home, 3346 sq. ft. 3.77 acres
w/in ground & pond. Asking
$498,000. (863)467-9937


QKEE. 5 ac on Airpark Strip,
Paved road. in Cul-De-Sac 5
Bay gar. W/well, pump, tank.
Lg house pad & driveway.
Fenced / X-fenced. Pond,
Beautiful neighborhood
$243,950.561-222-9204



BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Best spot
across from The Locks. 2br,
2ba Palm Harbor DW. Like
new, Furnished, Sleeps 7,
Pool, Restaurant, Land-
scaped o'n beautiful rented
lot w/your own lit dock 1
owner, To many extras. Only
$64,900. Call Gayla
715-891-1.476 or Beth
352-274-0598

Mobile Homes



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Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020




OKEECHOBEE- Waterfront
Beautiful, Adult Community,
2/1.5, fully furn., exc cond.,
$795/mo. Avail May 1st
or for sale @ $85,000.
(561)202-7702
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES-
OW 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
e-mail whelwoo(strato.net



GRANDMA'S GROVE in
LaBelle. 5th Wheel RV Mobile
Home w/Florida room at-
tached. $7500 (239)303-0741
or email dwill98(earthlink.net
NORTH OF OKEE. 2BR, 2BA,
Addit. 12'x36', Carport, On
Kissimmee River, boat
docks, Motor home parking,
Storage parking Fisherman
dream. Quite area. Maint.
$80 mo. $85,000 Call Glen
or Pat 863-467-4016 or
357-0305


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Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

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OKEE. 12'x35' 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

Recreation



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



AIR BOAT-10', Fiberglass hull,
65hp Contenental + 2 extra
motors & hub Like new Wood
prop $3500.863-673-1963
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
georoene34974(yahoo.com
HOUSE BOAT
S66ft, Paddle Wheel,
Repo, sacrifice $8000.
(406)628-2181 in LaBelle.
JOHN BOAT- 14', Complete
with 9.8hp Evinrude out-
board. motor $700.
(863)675-0129
Lower Unit for older Mercury
Motor, good shape, $200 or
best offer (863)675-6738
PONTOON,,24', 90hp John-
son, bimini top, no trailer,
ready to fish or cruise, $3000
or best offer. (863)634-3107
or (863)634-5471
email: rman605@aol.com
PONTOON- 28', 50hp John-
son, New deck/carpet. Great
cond. $3200. (863)467-1720
mattmcdantmhotmail.com
Smoker Craft, 16', tilt trailer,
trolling motor, 35hp Merc.,
ready to fish, $1800.
(863)467-7428
Sprint Bass Boat, '93, 18' 3"
long, fiberglass, 175 Mariner
'94 model, 3 pedestal seats
& 1 bench, 401b. thrust troll.
mtr., runs perfect, $5500.
(863)357-2219


CAMPER/TRAVEL TRAILER,
22 Ft., Dual Axel w/Air Condi-
tioning. $2500 or best offer.
(863)763-8828
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
$16,500.610-1036
Jayco,'05, 30', $14,000. '05
Cavalier, 32', $9,000.'05 Pu-
Tid. pull out, 30"'.$1i5.000.
(elleir Co', d li 6n
Br.8.275 .
*RV, '05 for rent, 30', clean,
large, all furnished, adult
community, rent from $550
mo., no pets.
877-878-7275.


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
(863)763-4132 eve's. ,
KAZUMA 250 E, '03- asking
$1200 or best offer
(863)357-4744 after 6pm
SUZUKI LT 80, 4 wheeler,
runs good, very good cond.,
oversized tires, $650-.
(863)467-6964


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RV Lots for Rent, $200 mo.,
adult community, coin laun-
dry, clubhouse, bath/show-
ers, 877-87.8-7275.
Sunline, '05 T2499, 0 trip
miles, exc. cond., $19,000
or best offer. (863)357-2891
after 3pm
Toyota Motorhome, '81, 4
cyl., new tires, only 44k orig.
mi., $2500 firm.
(863)763-2034
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

How do you find a Job hi
today's competitive
market? In the employ-
ment section of the clas-
sifleds



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


DIRT/STREET BIKE: DAKAR
200 CC 2006, Approx. 500
mis. Red/White color. Asking
$1500 (863)763-1424
HONDA 400R '00, 4 cycle Dirt
Bike, Never raced. Excellent
shape. Many extra's! $3100 or
best offer. 863-801-1620
HONDA CMX 250, 2003, ex-
cellent condition $1800
(863)517-2077 La Belle
MINI CHOPPER- really good
cond, paid $800 asking
$500 (863)673-1877 ,
SCOOTER- '04 Honda Elite 80,
Excellent condition. 1300 mi.
Red, $1700 (863)763-6646
YAMAHA 1000 VIRAGO, '84,
$3000 firm. (863)357-3773
YAMAHA TTR125, 2001, off
road, excel. cond. $1300
(863)763-4982
YAMAHA ZUMA SCOOTER
2005, Under warrantee.
$1700 or best offer.
(863)801-1620
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Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



BUICK SKYLARK'87 $750
or best offer. (863)467-1484
Ask for Linda or leave mess.
CADILLAC '92- high miles,
very good cond, $2000
(772)284-1194
CHEVY CELEBRITY '89- 4dr,
runs good, needs body work,
$1000 or best offer
(863)983-9780
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.
(863)612-0657/612-5413
FORD TAURUS 1994:
Runs well. Only $500
(863)467-2894
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
transmission, $400.
(239)657-4348



NISSAN STANZA 1985, Cherry
condition. Runs good for 20
year old car. $1200 cash.
(561)358-6307
OLDS INTRIGUE GLS- '2000,
Low mi, Leather, Loaded. All
power, Prem. wheels, Spoil- .
er $9500. (863)697-2906
OLDSMOBILE ALERO 1999,
Low mileage. Excellent condi-
tion. $8000. (863)467-4603
PT CRUISER- '02, 5 spd, CD,
Tape, Radio, fog lamps,
cruise, AC, Silver, $8400
(863)599-2556
SATURN SCI 1995 $3500 &
CHEVY NOVA 1977 w/New
Motor & Trans. $6000. Call.
(863)634-3797 for more info.
TOYOTA CAMRY '87 Body
and int. in good cond. Engine
needs work. Good for parts.
$300 (863)673-0645
VOLKSWAGON JETTA, '86, 4
cyl, auto, good tires, cold
a/c, $1500 or best offer.
(863)763-9592


AUTO WANTED:
Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible/Truck. Please call
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CADILLAC FLEETWOOD 1959,
New mufflers, Battery, Tune
Up. Exc. cond. Beautiful car.
$7500 863-357-7214 after 5p

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BRONCO, 4x4, 1978, orig.
owner, $2495
(863)612-1018
BRONCO II '89 New trans. 4
good tires & battery. 60k since
rebuilt engine. $1750
(863)805-8789
CHEVY TRUCK '96- 4x4,
$2500 or best offer
(863)467-2139
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
(863)467-2139
JEEP CJ5 1973, 4x4, V8g.
Original condition. $8000.
(863)357-4595


CLUB CAR, '03, new condi-
tion, windshield, curtains,
fans, $2500. (863)697-1350
or (863)763-2063
EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, gbod
cond, good batt & charger
$750 (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063
GOLF CAR: YAMAHA 1996 36
Volt, charger included. Good
condition. Asking $1000.
(863)763-1424


GOLF CART- Club car, electric,
green w/ top no charger,
1095 (863)675-1472 _
GOLF CART- Club Car, lights,
curtains, hi speed, $1600
(772)332-6623


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
offer (863)697-9704
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove and haul $125
(863)467-4328.
ENGINE & TRANS- '97 Toyota
Corrola 1.8, runs good cond.
low miles, $600
(772)216-9002
ENGINE, 3208 Caterpillar,
Like new. (Ran in truck for
only 20 min.) $2500.
863-673-5852 A 612-5413
MITSUBISHI EXPO '94 -
Blown trans. New tires, cold
a/c, nev exhaust, p/w,
cruise. $500 (239)368-6771
PONTIAC STRAIGHT 8 FLAT-
HEAD; engine & transmis-
sion, $1200. (863)467-4328
PONTIAC SUNBIRD '92 For
parts. You tow. $300 firm.
(863)467-1484 Ask for
Linda or leave mess.
POSI DIFF 8.5" GM, $150 or
best offer. Call
(863)467-8856.


RIMS, (4) 16" Aluminum,
w/covers for '99 and up
Ford, 8 lug. $125
(863)763-6216
TIRES- 275/45/20" 20 64 Ea-
gle/Chrome rims/spinners
.paid $2500 asking $1500
'firm (863)634-8511 eve only
TIRES- (4) brand new
7.00-15LT. Power Kings
Mud Tires, $200 firm
(863)634-1545
TRANSMISSION Rebuilt
7004R, $300 or best offer.
Call (863) 467-8856


DODGE RAM 25001997, Ext.
Cab w/Cummins diesel. Long
bed w/goose neck hitch.
$5995 (863)673-0648
FORD F150 '87 Runs good.
Need to sell! $900 or best
offer. Call Deanne anytime.
(863)634-5143
FORD 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..
(561)202-4136 Okeechobee
FORD XLT F150 '92- 2 wh
drive, long bed, AC works,
$2500 (863)634-7574
GMC SHORT BED '74 Good
cond, Needs motor& trans-
mission. Good Cab, bed, in-
terior,$1,500 772)519-3979
TOYOTA- '87, 2WD,'4 cyl, Au-
to,, A/C, Excellent condition
$2500. (863)632-9166


ISUZU HOMBRE, '96, 4 cyl., 5
spd., very good cond., a/c,
anti-lock brakes, $2500 firm.
(239)324-2335


GMC YUKON '02- fully loaded,
59K, $14,000,
(863)467-8690
JEEP CHEROKEE PIONEER '86
Runs good, cold a/c. $2000
or best offer. (863)467-8723
Okeechobee


EQUIP TRLR- 20ft, Goose
Neck, ramps, tool box, 8 x
14.5 tires, 2 axle, $2200
(863)697-9704


CHEVY 2500- '87, cold air, 1
owner. Runs good $1150.
(863)674-0837 or
863-673-0782 LeBelle
DODGE CARAVAN 2005, Less
than 10K. Like new. Asking
$13,500. (863)697-8106 or
QUANDARY _199@YAH00.COM
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
' 99 Some damage/mech.
probs., am/fm/cd, p/l, p/w,.
a/c. $600 (863)763-0920
FORD F150 CONVERSION
VAN 1993, Excellent transpor-
tation. Very cold A/C. Asking
$2000 neg. (863)357-6847

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Public Notices
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
I I AM CASE NO. 2006-CA;58
DAVID NUNEZ and ANITA NUNEZ,
his wife,
VS Plkintiffs


LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
Ing Service storage lot located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972 on MAY 12, 2006, at
9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute
713.78 for unpaid towing and storage
charges. Year, make, model and vin
are as follows.
1985 FORD TEMPO
VIN#2FABP22XXFB218258
1996 FORD WINDSTAR
VIN#I2FMDA5144TBB87139
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
right of final bid. ALL SALES ARE Fl-
NALI NO REFUNDS.WILL BE, MADE
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DURESNEL BORRERO, a/k/a DURIS-
NEL BORRERO, and NANCY BORRE-
RO, his wife, and STATE OF
FLORIDA, .
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE,
Defendants,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DURESNEL BORRERO, a*r/a DURIS-
NEL BORRERO and NANCY BORRE-
RO, his wife, and all other parties
having or claiming to have any right, ti-
tle or interest in the subject property.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tloh to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing described property in
Okeechobee County,Florida, ta-wit:
-Lots 3 and 4, less the East'5 feet of Lot
3, Block 27, SUBDIVISION OF A POR-
TION OF OKEECHOBEE PARK, accord-
ing to the plat thereof recorded In Plat
Book 1, page 28, public records of
Okeechoe County, Florida, TOGETH-
ER WITH A 1970 MERCY Mobile Home
hearing ID No. MF3046D and Title No.
420063,
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on TOM W.
CONELY, III of CONELY & CONELY,
P.A., whose address is Post Office
Drawer 1367, Okeechobee, Florida
34973-1367 and file the original with
the Clerk of the above styled Court on
or before May 31, 2006; otherwise a
judgment may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Com-
WITNESS my hand andthe seal of said
Court on Apil 26 2006
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Said Court
l.ad.a lua l
Oaeiuryaorit
1310850N5/1,8/2006
Looking fop a place to
hang yaou hat? Look no'
urter than the claml-
niad.-


NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE
COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL
HOLD A MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2006 AT 9:00 A.M. IN THE ADMIN-
ISTRATION ANNEX BUILDING, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE,
SMALL CONFERENCE ROOM, 458 HIGHWAY 98 N., OKEECHOBEE, FL. A COPY
OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE
UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION BY THE
BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING;
THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH
PURPOSES THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD
OF THE PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING
TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON
THE AGENDA ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING. ALL PROPERTY
OWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICTARE INVITED TO ATTEND.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS
NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE
IN THE PROCEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICTS OFFICES BY CALL-
ING (863) 763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE
MEETING. NOTICE: COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING
AQUATIC SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT WIDE.
WILLARD M. BYARS
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
17429 NW 242ND STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
(863) 763-4601 OR (863) 634-3166
129441O0N 5/1/06

NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION
I, Sue M. Cobb, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice
that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in OKEECHOBEE County, State of Florida,
onthe SEVENTH day of NOVEMBER, A.D., 2006, to fill or retain the following of-
fices:
United States Senator
Representative In Congress: District 16
Goverior and Lieutenant Governor
Attorney General
Chief Financial Officer
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Okeecrobee Nevws/Audrey Blackwell
Pati Caneveri (right) stuffs eight marshmallows in fellow
teacher Jackie Flood's mouth in a "Survivor" challenge
during a break in the Talent Show at North Elementary
School on Fri., April 28.
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Lexi Manson brings cheers from fellow students as she
sings "Jesus Take the Wheel" on Fri., April 28, during
North Elementary School's annual Talent Show.


Cody Walker plays "Snake Dance" and "Holy. Holy, Holy"
on a piano keyboard during the Talent Show at North Ele-
mentary School on Fri.. April 28.


J.T. VanDeman performs like a present-day rock and
roller as he sings "The Real Thing" for fellow students
during the Talent Show at North Elementary School on
Fri., April 28.


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' wll go to
the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863) 763-2829;
Gay Carlton, (863. 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863J 467-2487; Mari-
on 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- ULnited States Air Force Aux-
iliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and cadets
are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18
are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer,the Unit and
pro\ ide supervision for the cadets. The three. main missions of the Civil
Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet pro-
glams. 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 Opera-
tions Center, (863) 763-3212.

Class of '97 plans reunion
An. ne interested in helping out with planning of the Okeechobee
High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
OHS_97_reunion,@.-yahoo.com.

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

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

Church offers program for families
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. will hold
classes on Tuesday mornings from 10 until 11:30 a.m. for parents and
pre-school children. The curriculum will explore God's word through
activity centers. There will also be a special class for parents. For infor-
rnation or to register, call Argela at (8631 763-4021.

Parenting classes are offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be presenting parent-
ing education classes. All pregnant women and parents are encour-
aged 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 offering
a short let m study program. The Forty-Sixty is based on Discipleship
Resources literature by Richard H. Gentzler, Jr. and Craig Kenneth.
Miller. The studywill take place each,Tuesdayfrom 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
x% 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 cam-
paign which runs throughout the month of May. The funds will be
used to support such Red Cross services in Okeechobee County as dis-
aster relief, assistance for fire victims, emergency military communica-
tions, first aid, CPR training and disaster preparedness for the commu-
nity. 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, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also look-


Okeechobee Roadwatch


SR 70: From West of U.S. Hwy.
98 to West of Seventh Avenue
N.W. (0.9 Miles): Construction
project Work continues to
widen and reconstruct the exist-
ing two-lane roadway to four
lanes with a center dual left turn


lane. The work includes drainage
improvements, signals, and street
lighting. Work currently includes
storm drainage and roadway con-
struction at various locations
throughout the project. The con-
tractor is Russell Engineering.


ing for a volunteer to become the director and a board member of The
Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate %well \ ith the pub-
lic and should be able to seek support from city and county officials,
business executes and other organizations. \\ork days and hours are
flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests,
peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and
abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
on Tuesday 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 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 loca-
tions: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.\\ 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-Wed nesdav 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.;
Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second lan-
guage classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.

Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills will
be demonstrated, as well as how to access and navigate the internet.
For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okeechobee
County Library at (863) 763-3536.

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


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Helping


Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell

a cause: ARC.


Nancy Zeigler (left), executive director of the Association
of Retarded Citizens (ARC), and her husband John hand
out candy to those who donate cash for ARC and the
Knights of Columbus on Saturday, April 23. Others vol-
unteered at donation sites at Wal-Mart and Publix.






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