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Vol. 97 No. 123 Wednesday, May 3, 2006 504 Plus tax


Inside
Local detective
dragged by truck
A Fort Pierce man was
arrested early Sunday morning
after he reportedly dragged a
local detective with his three-
quarter ton pickup truck an
estimated 150 feet.
Buck Morgan Taylor, 29,
Selvitz Road, was charge with
aggravated battery and resist-
ing arrest with violence. He
was booked into the Okee-
chobee County Jail under a
bond of $25,000.
. Also arrested was Taylor's
brother Jason Taylor, who was
involved in a separate incident
involving a road patrol deputy
from the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO). Jason
was charged with battery on a
law enforcement officer, resist-
ing arrest with violence and dis-
orderly conduct. He, too, was
booked into the county jail. His
bond was set at $10,750.
Page2
Track team sends
10 to regionals
The Okeechobee track and
field team had ten runners
qualify for regional competi-
-- tion at Boyd Anderson High
School in Lauderdale Lakes on
April 26.. Those who qualified
%were Rebecca Barnes-discus
throw; Clotious Harris-300-
meter low hurdles; Bryan
Suarez-4x800 meter relay, 1600-
meter run and 3200-meter run:
Brad Slark-4x800-meier rela:-
Eliseo Fonseca-4x800 meter
relay;. Marc Macias-4xSu0-
meter relay: Lasna~in Hender-
sonr-200-meter dash and the
4x100 team that consisted of
A J. \Vright, Lonnie Pryor,
Lashawn Henderson and 'Eric .
Lodge. -
Page 5
Energy plan
taking shape
TALLAHASSEE (AP) A
wide-ranging energy bill that
would provide rebates for peo-
ple who buy energy efficient
appliances, make it easier for
companies io build ne%\ plants
and encourage alternate e ener-
gy sources \as passed Monda\
by the Senate.
The bill w 'uld cut ied tape
for utilities seeking sites for new
power plants and lines; provide
grants for renewable energy
de\elopmnent and' offer limited
tax incentives for solar energy
devices, hydrogen powered
vehicles and a pair of alternative
fuels, bio-diesel and ethanol.
Page 10

Drought Index
Current: 554
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

13.41 feet

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



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Comics ...........13
Community Events ... 4
Crossword ........ 14
Obituaries ..........3
Opinion ...........4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............ 5
TV .............. 15
Weather ........... 2
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
How safe is the dike around
Lake Okeechobee? Is there cause
for alarm?
Those were questions
addressed by a report of three
experts hired by the South Florida
Water Management District
(SFWMD) to study the condition
of the dike using data obtained
from the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers (COE).


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safe is the dike?


The 78-page report addressed larly monitors for this condition
only the integrity of the dike and and takes immediate corrective
did not address the environment action.
and water supply other factors The report generated a letter
that are also of concern to the from Governor Jeb Bush to John
COE. .. Paul Woodley, assistant secretary
The Herbert Hoover Dike is an of the U.S. Army for civil works.
earthen :construction dam that The letter expressed concern
was built with natural material in about a potential failure of the
the 1930s. According to the COE, dike and made nine suggestions
the dike permits some natural for dike improvements. The COE
seepage that creates internal ero- responded to each of those sug-
sion of the dike. The agency regu- gestions.


The resulting furor resulted in a
telephone press conference by
the COE to clarify the situation.
The report states that there is a
1-in-6 chance of dike failure with
each year that passes.
"The U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers holds public safety as its
highest priority," said Sec. Wood-
ley, in a COE news release. "We
have always and will continue to
take actions that put protection of
the public above all other consid-


erations. That is why we have a
comprehensive program to
ensure the integrity of the Herbert
Hoover Dike is alwaN s rnainraire-,d
and Lake Okeechobee water lev-
els are managed to minimize risks
as we enter each hurricane sea-
son. The Herbert Hover Dike safe-
ty enhancement activities provide
for a wide array of preventive and
protective measures, including
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*by invitation only' reception sponsored by the Healthy Start Coalition. Guests-were
taken by groups to each of the 10 booths from agencies providing information on hav-
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Mom Care coordinated efforts along with donations from more than 30 sponsors to put
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spruce up around campus on Thursday. The students, (left to right) Devin Rucks, Dar-
ron Jones, Sebastian Fulleda, Chase Asmussen all third graders and fifth grade stu-
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2 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 3, 2006


Local detective dragged by truck


A Fort Pierce man was arrested
early Sunday morning after he
reportedly dragged a local detec-
tive with his three-quarter ton
pickup truck an estimated 150
feet.
Buck Morgan Taylor, 29, Selvitz
Road, was charge with aggravat-
ed battery and resisting arrest
with violence. He was booked
into the Okeechobee County Jail
under a bond of $25,000.
Also arrested was Taylor's
brother Jason Taylor, who was
involved in a separate incident
involving a road patrol deputy
from the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office (OCSO). Jason
was charged with battery on a


Buck Morgan Jason
Taylor Taylor
law enforcement officer, resisting
arrest with violence and disorder-
ly conduct. He, too, was booked
into the county jail. His bond was
set at $10,750.
According to OCSO detective


Richard Durfee, he and Deputy
Justin Akins were doing "bar
checks" throughout the county
Saturday night.
While at one local nightspot
around 2 a.m. Sunday, the officers
learned that an altercation had
occurred and the Taylor brothers
were asked to leave.
While in the .parking lot,
Deputy Akins was pushed by
Jason Taylor. The deputy then
sprayed the Fort Pierce man with
pepper spray.
As this was going on, Detective
Durfee said Buck Taylor got into
his Ford F-250 truck and prepared
to leave. The detective reached
into the vehicle in an attempt to


stop the man.
"I was just trying to get hold of
something," said the detective.
But, his attempt failed to stop
the man and his arm became
entangled in the mirror on the dri-
ver's side door as Buck Taylor
began to drive away.
"I never hit the ground. I kept
my feet off the ground," explained
Detective Durfee.
As the man had to slow down
to negotiate the turn off the road
that leads to the bar's parking lot,
the detective was able to get his
feet on the ground and pull his
arm free.
Neither Detective Durfee nor
Deputy Akins was injured.


Deputy injured in adult melee at softball game


A brawl at a local softball
game over an umpire's call sent a
local deputy to the hospital and a
Glades County man to jail.
Thomas Gregory Barnes, 21,
Moore Haven, was charged with
felony battery and booked into
the Okeechobee County Jail
under a bond.of $5,000.
Barnes was arrested after he
allegedly knocked an off-duty
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) unconscious.
According to a report by OCSO
Deputy Corporal Jack Nash,
OCSO Deputy Tim Higgins was
transported to Raulerson Hospital
by Okeechobee County Fire/Res-


Dike

Continued From Page 1
increased on-site inspections as
the prospect of damaging storms
increases.
"The report by the state's inde-
pendent review panel confirms
and validates concerns that the
Corps has expressed for some
time now, and which we have
already begun to address," added
Sec. Woodley. "The Corps provid-
ed all information requested by the
independent panel to conduct
their analysis."
Sec. Woodley said the COE
would revise and consider the
panel's recommendations.
"We will continue to work with
all parties to protect life, property'
and the environment in south
Florida as we contribute as part-
ners to the rinanagement of the.
state's vital water resources," he,
said.
The report stated that sched-


cue personnel with facial injuries.
Cpl. Nash's
report states
that shortly
before 8 p.m.
on Saturday,
April 29, he
was sum-
moned to the
softball fields
on N.W Ninth
Ave. in Okee-
chobee in Thomas
regard to an Gregory
argument that Barnes
was getting out
of control.
Deputy Higgins was at the ball


uled repairs are not effective
enough or fast enough to do any
good.
The report calls for three-step
intervention: detection of failure
conditions; responding with per-
sonnel; and, materials, equipment
and mitigation to stabilize condi-
tions.
However, it states that interven-
tion that cannot substitute: for
effective dike improvements.
The report's conclusion states
that current conditions of the Her-
bert Hoover Dike pose a "grave
and imminent danger."
The consistency of the dike
material, was compared to Swiss
cheese. This consistency leads to
internal erosion, or piping.
"Not all pipes lead to failure,
sometimes they self seal," asserted
Richard Bonner, a COE engineer.
The dike has been seriously
damaged by internal erosion dur-
ing past high water events, the
report went on to say., -
The report also expressed con-
cern about the design process. It


fields but not in any official capac-
ity, stated Cpl. Nash' report.
In his report, Cpl. Nash states
that Barnes told him that he went
onto the ball field to defend his
brother and sister-in-law when he
was caught up "in the middle of
it." He reportedly told Cpl. Nash
that someone grabbed him and
pushed him against the fence.
Through his investigation, Cpl.
Nash learned that someone was
Deputy Higgins.
Barnes said he thought he was
being attacked so he struck the
man until he let go, wrote the cor-
poral.
Cpl. Nash said the fight contin-


calls for modifications and
improvements to the dike. It sug-
gests greater involvement with the
SFWMD, possibly in the areas of
technical experience and finance.
"The question is not whether
South Florida can afford to repair
the Herbert Hoover Dike. The
question is whether it can afford
not to," stated the SFWMD report.
One of the suggestions of the
report is lowering lake levels. The
COE is currently working to revise
the lake regulation schedule to
allow for lower lake levels.
The report states that repairs
should be focused on arresting
internal erosion.
"We will investigate them
fully," said Steve Duba, chief of the
engineering division of. COE's
Jacksonville district of charges
made in the report.
He said the risk is less when the
lake level is lower.,
"I feel better than I have in 'the
last couple of years," he said, refer-
ring to current lower lake levels.
Tuesday's lake level was 13.41


ued until those involved heard the
sirens of approaching law
enforcement.
According to the OCSO report,
Cpl. Nash spoke with several
other witnesses. Statements from
those witnesses indicate that
Deputy Higgins was trying to
calm everyone and was trying to
separate Barnes from the crowd.
The corporal's report goes on to
say that five witness statements
say Higgins did not provoke the
attack and never had the "time to
defend himself."
Barnes struck the deputy at
least twice after he had become
unconscious, wrote Cpl. Nash.


feet.
"Seepage is an issue," Mr. Duba
admitted.
He said the COE wanted to
keep the water as low as possible
without affecting the water supply,
or navigation. At 17.5 feet, the COE
begins daily inspections. In previ-
ous years, they conducted their
inspections when the level was at
18 feet.
When asked about financing,
Mr. Bonner said the $40 million
currently budgeted is about as
much as could be used efficiently
for dike operations.
He stated that when the lake
level is below ground level, there is
not cause for concern, At 14.5 feet,
he said dike inspections were con-
ducted every 90 days.
Mr. Bonner said the Herbert
Hoover Dike functions as the
largest dam in the world because it
permanently impounds water.
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Rep. Harris keynote speaker at dinner
OKEECHOBEE The Republican Party of Okeechobee will hold
its annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday, May 6, at the Shrine Club
on S.R. 78.
U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris will be the featured speaker.
Social time will be from 6 until 7 p.m., with dinner being served at
7 p.m. Dinner will include a sirloin steak, baked potato, green beans
and a salad.
Tickets are $30 per person. To sponsor a table, contact Dick Ahrens
at (863) 467-5910.
Tickets will only be sold at the door if they are not pre-sold.

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

Loans help replace storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc. has
received $500,000 for the HOME Again Loan Program, which helps
homeowners with replacement of their hurricane damaged or
destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will help applicants who meet the fol-
lowing criteria: '
You owned your home in Okeechobee County and it was your
primary residence during hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004.
You have been unable to fix your-home due to a,lack of insur-
ance or other assistance.
Your gross household income is at or below the following levels:
one person in the household $24,000; two persons $27,650;
three persons $31,100; four persons $34,550; five persons -
$37,300: six persons -$40,100; seven persons- $42,850; and, eight
persons $45,500.
Interviews for applications for this program are by appointment
only. To make an appointment for an interview, call Jessie Vazquez at
(863) 467-5525. The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing Inc. office is
open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.


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Community Events


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

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


Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy
tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting
classes and abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held
at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the movie theatre. If you would like more information on this
or set an appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863)
763-8859.

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. One-Stop,
123 S.W. Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through Fri-
day, from 8 a.m. until-noon; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23
Lane, English as a second language.classes, Monday -Wednesday
5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St.,
English as a second language classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6
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Students learn about different cultures


First grade
First graders can tell you
many interesting facts about
other countries. We invite you to
come look at our displays on Fri-
day, May 5, our Multi-Cultural
Day at Central.
Our Students of the Week are
Omar Mederos, Melissa Rosali-
no, Naomi Thornton, Mateo
Vasquez, Nicholas Wiggins,
Miranda McClanahan, Seairra
Moore, Brennan Cone, Lovey
Olsen, Chance White, Candace
McGlamory, Alysa Bessenbach-
er, Berenice Garcia, Hunter Sills,
Robin Bell, and Raylee Coleman.
Happy Birthday to Ruby
Buster, Michael Lamb, Brandon
Leal, Jesse Mond, Zachary
Mullin, Devin Tijerina, Mariela
Espinoza-Garcia, Edwardo Tay-
lor, and Ruben Bustos.
Second grade
Our second graders have
enjoyed learning about different
cultures from around the globe
as our school prepares for Multi-
Cultural Day. Mrs. Whiteside's
class had an afternoon with
shortbread cookies and discus-
sions about the LochNess Mon-
ster as they study Scotland. Ms.
Prevatt's class learned about
some of the folktales that are
told in Germany. Mrs. Stephens'


class learned about the art of
origami and the Vietnamese cul-
ture. Kangaroos are the animals
of choice in Mrs. Johns' class as
they studied Australia. While
walking by Mr. Stanley's class
you could hear the students
counting to ten in Italian, and
they also made gelato, which is
Italy's version of ice cream. Mrs.
Rodriguez's class got to check
out sombreros and pictures of
Mexico. Mrs. Kielbasa's class
made special dolls from
Guatemala. The students have
discovered many wonderful
things about the different cul-
tures they studied.
Fourth grade
Students in fourth grade cele-
brated their success on the
recent results from the state


FCAT writing assessment. Every
fourth grade teacher was happy
with the results posted. Students
scored much higher' in the
expository category and were in
line with the District Average. On
Thursday, May 11 the following
students will be rewarded
because of their excellent
scores. Students who scored a
4.0 will be able to 'egg' Mr. Paul-
son and students receiving a 5.0
will 'slime' him. If you are in the
area on Thursday, May 11 at 1:30
- you may come and watch! Con-
gratulations to the following:
Rebekah Bennett, Linda
Betancourt, Jose Bucio, David
Cardona, Austin Coursin, Makay-
la Davis, Samantha DeVore, Rubi
Estrada, Dezirae Fonseca, Collin
Hernandez, Sheynon Hernan-
dez- Walls, Stephen Hoo,
Nicholas Kielbasa, Caitlyn
Knight, Kyla Lamb, Jose Leon,
Mitchell McCoin, Tad Norman,
Serena Padgett, Maria Pena,
Oscar Pinon, David Blount,
Tristin Buster, Felicia Chapman,
Kaitlyn Coleman, Mariela Guer-
rero, Maria Jaimes, Todd Lan-
ning, Irene Martinez, Marsheka
Pryor, Baldemar Rodriguez,
Selena Rodriguez, Patricia
Sanchez, Selina Sanchez,
Jonathan Sandoval, Samantha


Sebrell, Shayna Shelton, Nicolas
Suarez, Kayleigh Underhill, Clau-
dia Virto, Wyatt Watkins,, Brian-
na Nunez, Samuel Rogers, Kari-
na Romero, Meshele Vasquez,
and Chelsea Wharin. WOW!
And, students in the fourth
grade are working on various
Science Fair Projects getting
ready for fifth grade as well as
BARE books. As the year begins
to come to a close, parents are
reminded that students still
should be reading, each day and
multiplication facts should be
mastered if your child has not
already accomplished this.
Some upcoming dates to mark
are the Talent Show on May 12, a
field trip to the Wooden Jungle
on May 17, and another walking
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Early and Mary Walker. He \vas an
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Mr. Walker is survived by his
sister, Ruby W. Pimental of Lut-
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Pierce. He was a labor foreman
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EYE-OPENER: For several months I have been observing our county
commissioners and my observations tell me, as well as many others,
that our commissioners have no compassion for the handicapped/dis-
abled and the organizations that assist families. I say this because of the
railroad buyout offer to ARC. For 60 years ARC has served our disabled
and a parking lot has become more important than people with disabili-
ties. I observed the commissioners seal the fate of an organization that
has assisted many families in our community. I didn't know what
R.OA.D. was until two weeks ago when its director appeared before the
commissioners. I listened, did some research and found out they have
assisted many victims and how important they are to our community.
The commissioners' decision was appalling. Our community displayed
their dissatisfaction in our past election and it seems we still need more
change. If you are retired, have a day off or have some time to spare, you
need to attend one of their meetings. It has been an eye-opener for this
citizen. We need change.

WORK- If all the Mexicans have to leave, who will do all the jobs they
do? Who will pick all the citrus? Who will pick all the fresh vegetables?
Who will lay sod? Who will dig the ditches? If you think for one minute
that the white people and the blacks will do the jobs that the Mexican
have been doing, think again. I do not think for one minute that they
would. Half of my family is Mexican. They all work very hard for their
money.

IMMIGRATION: I would like to know very much why our govern-
ment cannot enforce immigration laws on illegal immigrants. Let them
try this in France, Germany or even Mexico or China. We must have for-
gotten the Alamo.

IMMIGRANTS: I have nothing against the immigrants. Most of Ameri-
cans are immigrants.

WALKOUT: OK, so the national immigrant walkout day is over. Trash
still got emptied, dishes still got washed, toilets got scrubbed and noth-
ing terrible happened to the whole wide world. My only question is with
the illegal immigrants in the park, why didn't the police arrest them?

PROTESTORS: I would really like to know if there were thousands
demonstrating in major cities why aren't these illegals arrested and
taken back to their own country. If they have issues with their own coun-
tries, why don't they go back there and protest. You come here and
expect the Americans to speak Spanish. You come here you need to
speak and understand English and understand what our Constitution
and National Anthem are all about, and why the Constitution was drawn
up and why our anthem was written. You come here and know nothing.
If you do come here, speak English.

SGlades County wants to thank the taxpayers of Okeechobee County
for the new boat ramp.

SPEAK ENGLISH: To all of the immigrants in the U.S.: Who do you
thinkyou are? You come into my country illegally and start protesting for
rights that belong to the U.S. citizens? You don't speak English, you don't
know our laws :and you certainly don't know how to drive. In order to
become a US. citizen, you are required to know our laws. You can't
even speak our language let alone understand it. You always ask do we*
speak Spanish. Why should we? This is the United States of America not
Mexico, Cuba, Guatemala, Haiti, or any othernationality.
J0,
NO OVERCROWDING: I am calling about the Mexicans parading up
town; our schools were not overcrowded today.

BORDER PATROL: Why wasn't the border patrol in the center of
town today? You could have picked up half the city.

FAMILY SIZE: About the Mexicans parading today: our politicians
better stay awake. Statistics indicate Mexican families average four-to-six
kids, while American families average one-to-two kids per family.
Where are my grandchildren going to school if we let them all in?

SOCIAL SECURITY: Bush likes to make a panic about Medicare. They
need to quit spending the Medicare money as fast as it comes in. They
are spending it on the general fund like the war and everything else that
comes along. They need to spend Social Security money on Social Secu-
rity and there wouldn't be this big problem.

LEARN ENGLISH: This in concern to the Hispanic protest, we need to
get in the park and protest against them. They need to speak our lan-
guage. They have been here 10, 12, 15 years and they still don't know
how to speak English. They rely on the children to speak for them. Get
with it people, get car insurance and learn English if you are going to stay
here.

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Letter to the Editor


Our resources
need protection
On April 24, I attended the
Glades County Board of County
Commissioners meeting. On the
agenda was a presentation by the
South Florida Water Management
District (SFWMD) on Recreational
Opportunities in Glades County.
I was there simply to encour-
age the Glades County Commis-
sioners to hold SFWMD to a
greater degree of accountability
for ensuring that public access
would be provided, in a timely
manner, to the land purchased
with tax revenue dollars.
I was also going to ask/recom-
mend that the involved parties
enter into an agreement where
the Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission (FWC)
would be the lead agency in
determining wildlife manage-
ment issues and in designating
which areas were appropriate
and suitable for hunting and/or
fishing:
Well, thank you Commissioner
Ward for assuming incorrectly
that my statements would be oth-
erwise. Your ensuing comments
immediately led to my conclusion
of an obvious bias against Mr.
Chesley, a resident of Glades
County, and his determined
efforts to improve and restore
Lake Okeechobee's habitat to the
benefit of all who are, or should
be concerned, about the future of


this valuable natural resource.
Central and South Florida's
natural resources have suffered
immense harm as SFWMD and
many elected officials seemingly
catered to the interest of "Big
Sugar." With a clearly known
motive of financial gain, agricul-
tural interests have almost single-
handedly led to what may prove
to be irreparable harm to the
entire Okeechobee watershed
and Everglades. As such, I find it
absolutely appalling that you
would call into question the
motives of any individual or group
that may somehow benefit from
projects such as the one pro-
posed by Mr. Chesley and the
nonprofit organization known as
the Lake Okeechobee Habitat
Alliance (LOHA.)
If as, Commissioner Ward stat-
ed, he has given "great attention
to the matter" it would be recog-
nized that the list of beneficiaries
from LOHA's proposals includes
not only hunters and fishermen,
but those who enjoy wildlife
viewing, boating, family outings,
etc., and the businesses of Glades
County that have historically pros-
pered as people enjoyed the lake.
Most of all, the lake itself
would benefit, as would the
watershed southward, the fish
and wildlife that depend on them,
the citizens whose quality of life is
equally dependent and taxpayers
everywhere.
Indeed, it was the average out-
doorsmen and women not politi-


Upcoming Events

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 VF.W. Post
#4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All servide-connected veterans are invited. For'
information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.

Thursday
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 meeffrom 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 there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet from
8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. For 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 forfamily 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 Careglver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thurs-
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.
Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All
persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are all
about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center, locat-
ed at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5 for
members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978 or
Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
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cians, not SFWMD and most cer-
tainly not big sugar that fore-
warned the disaster now occur-
ring on Okeechobee. It has been
these same individuals and
groups that have persevered great
insult from those influenced by
agricultural interests and develop-
ers for decades. It has been my
experience this still occurs:
The dedicated efforts and per-
sistence of these same outdoors-
men and women most definitely
led the way to current restoration
projects such as seen on the
Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, the
Everglades and Okeechobee. It's
a crying shame their insightful
understandings of the complexi-
ties of Florida's ecosystems were
dismissed as they were.
In my years, I've had the
opportunity to attend many coun-
ty commission-type meetings and
in many counties across the state.
Some of which involved very pas-
sionate views and opinions.
Apparently this was once again
the case April 24.
Following the comments of
Commissioners Ward and Jones,
I attempted to return to the sub-
ject I introduced as my purpose
for being there. With little more
than a sentence spoken, Commis-
sioner Geisler spoke over me and.
said "It's been a long meeting.
Can we move ahead?"
Being a guest in someone
else's sandbox, in attendance as a
representative of an organization
and accepting that I was once


again in a biased and possibly
hostile environment, I chose to,
follow advice I've often, given my,
sons and do what "Gunsmoke"
hero Marshal Matt Dillon would: I
excused myself from what
appeared to be pointless conver-
sation as politely as possible.
As a man, I do believe an apol-
ogy to Mr. Chesley is in order.
Congratulations gentlemen and
thank you for the enlightening
experience. You have convinced
me that I should take a greater
personal interest in, and give
greater attention to, Lake Okee-
chobee's future.
As a concerned Floridian, tax-
payer and frequent visitor to
Glades County, I will do as every
responsible citizen should do -
educate them, get involved and
stay involved. My hope is found in
recent changes of the attitudes of
so many towards our natural
resources.
The pendulum does swing
both ways. Somewhere near the
middle is a solution that benefits
all, and protects that which God
chose to bless us with-- Florida's
natural resources.
Wouldn't it be grand if more
people took the initiative exempli-
fied by folks like Mr. Chelsey to
protect and preserve Florida's
outdoor legacy?
I'm hopeful that our future
encounters will be much more
productive.

Allen Johnson


Community Events

OHS yearbooks are 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 until May 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.

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

Early Learning Coalitionto meet
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of
Indian River, Martin, and Okeechobee' counties, Inc'., will meet
Thursday, May 4, at 1:30 p.m. at 22415 S. 29th St. in Fort Pierce. For
information, call (772) 489-8120.

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

National Day of Prayer scheduled
Okeechobee's observance of the National Day of Prayer will
be held Thursday, May 4, on the lawn of the Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 N.W. Second St., at noon. Everyone is invited as
area ministers will lead prayers for national, state and local lead-
ers

Denny Holerger benefit planned
Former Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) deputy
Denny Holerger was recently diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's
Disease). A benefit will be held Friday, May 12, from 10:30 until 2
p.m. across from the OCSO, 504 N.W. Fifth Ave., in the open lot by
the Sheriffs department. Dinners will be sold and will consist of
Boston butt, potato salad, green beans and rolls for $6 each. Deliv-
eries will be made by the COP Volunteer Program. Call Carolyn at
(863) 634-1476, (863) 634-5801 or (863) 634-5819.

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

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, locat-
ed 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 Ron-
nie and Becky Trammell at (772) 519-6003.

Substance abuse group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will meet Tues-
day, May 9, at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene 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.

Healthy Start board will meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion will meet Wednesday, May 10, at 11:30 a.m. in their office at
575 S.W. 28th St., which is in the New Endeavor High School
building. The meeting is open to the public. For information, con-
tact executive director Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.

Advisory and provider meeting set
The Okeechobee County Advisory and Provider meeting will
be held Wednesday, May 10, at 12:30 at the Okeechobee Health
Department, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave.

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


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SPORTS 5


The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 3,2006


Brahman track team sends 10 to regionals


The Okeechobee track and field
team had ten runners qualify for
regional competition at Boyd
Anderson High School in Laud-
erdale Lakes on April 26. Those
who qualified were Rebecca
Barnes-discus throw; Clotious Har-
ris-300-meter low hurdles; Bryan
Suarez-4x800 meter relay, 1600-
meter run and 3200-meter run;
Brad Stark-4x800-meter relay;
Eliseo Fonseca-4x800 meter relay;
Marc Macias-4x800-meter relay;
Lashawn Henderson-200-meter
dash and the 4x100 team that con-
sisted of AJ. Wright, Lonnie Pryor,
Lashawn Henderson and Eric
Lodge.
Rebecca Barnes took fourth
place in the discus at the district
meet to qualify for regionals.
"Rebecca has been throwing
31-32 feet consistently this year but
was just a little off at the regional
meet. She ended up throwing 27 ft.
10-inches, which put her in 12th
place. If she would have thrown
like she normally does, she would
have been in the top eight in the
event. Rebecca is only a junior and
it is only her second year in track. I
expect her to get stronger next year
and maybe even make it to state,"
said girls coach Lacey Osuldsen.
Clotious Harris took fourth
place in the 300-meter low hurdles
at the district meet to make it to
regionals. She' ran the preliminar-
ies. Although she did not make it to
the finals, she ran a great race.
"Clotious is only a freshman
and is just learning the skills need-
ed to run the hurdles. She went up
against a lot of seniors and did a
great job," said Coach Osuldsen.
"She will learn and develop more
as a hurdler in the next three years
and will be a very tough competi-
tor for our team."
The 4x800-meter.team consist-
ing of Brad Stark, Bryan Suarez,
Eliseo Fonseca and Marc Macias
took second place at the district


Sports Briefs


Jr. Rodeo State Finals


takes place on May 5,6
The Florida Junior Rodeo Asso-
ciation will host the State Finals on
Friday, May 5, at 7 p.m., and Satur-
day, May 6, at 2 p.m., at the Agri-
CMivic Center on State Road 70.
i Three Okeechobee yopgngs trss,
willcopmpete for the state, champi-
onship in p6I bending, goat tying
and team roping. The public is
invited to attend.
Baseball competition
takes place on May 6
The Pepsi pitch, hit and run
competition is the official skills
competition of major league base-
ball. This annual event, hosted by
the Okeechobee County Parks and
Recreation, will take place on Sat-
urday, May 6 from 9 a.m. until 1
p.m. at the Okeechobee County
Sports Complex Baseball Field #4,
N.W. 27th Lane. The competition is
for children ages 7-14 (age is deter-
mined as of July 17). Boys and girls
will compete together. Registration
will take place the day of the event.
For information contacts Parks &
Recreation at (863) 763-6950.
Tennis fundraiser
planned for May20
The third annual Okeechobee
Junior tennis fundraiser will take
place on Saturday, May 20 at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex.
Check-in time is 8:45 a.m. at the
tennis courts. Start time will be 9
a.m. The deadline for registration is
Thursday, May 18. The cost of sin-
gles competition is $10 per play
which includes a T-shirt, lunch,
balls and awards. Checks should
be made payable to Okeechobee.
High School. For information con-
tact Dave Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or
(863) 532-9316.


Submihed to Okeechobee NewsiLacey Osuldsen
Ten members of the Okeechobee High School track and field
team qualified for regional competition. They were (front row
left to right) Clotious Harris and Rebecca Barnes; (middle
row left to right) A.J. Wright, Marc Macias, Eric Lodge, Bryan
Suarez and girls track coach Lacey Osuldsen; (back row left
to right) Brad Stark, Lonnie Pryor, Eliseo Fonseca and
Lashawn Henderson.


meet to qualify to go on to region-
als. They ran a time of 8:27 at the
district meet, which is their best
time of the entire season. They
were ranked in sixth place for the
regional meet but just couldn't
quite pull it together to go on to the
state meet. The team ended up tak-
ing 12th place overall.
"These guys are a very strong
group of runners. Marc Macias is
the only senior and will be leaving
the team this year, so I will have
three returning runners next sea-
son. Brad has done a great job with
this race. He was just placed on the
relay team and did an amazing job
with not having been trained to run
this race," explained Coach Osuld-
sen. "These boys are a great group
and are only going to get stronger


next year with more experience
and training. I look forward to see-
ing what they can do."
Bryan Suarez was the district
champion in the 3200-meter run
and runner-up in the 1600 meter
run at districts. At the regional
meet, Bryan took a close sixth
place in the 1600- meter run. He
ran a time of :30 in the 1600, which
is his personal best. He has taken
15 seconds off his best time from
last season. Bryan took third place
in the 3200-meter run to qualify for
the state finals. He was battling
back and forth with a runner from
Ft. Lauderdale. He then dropped to
fifth place. But, when it came
down to the last 200 meters, he
pulled himself back into the race
and finished in third place overall


with a time of 9:59.
"Bryan is an amazing runner.
He has a lot of love for the sport
and you can see it when he runs,"
stated Coach Osuldsen. "He gives
everything out on that track. He is
only a sophomore and is already
one of the dominant runners in the
area."
The 4x100-meter relay team
that consists of AJ.' Wright,
Lashawn Henderson, Lonnie Pryor
and Eric Lodge took fourth place at
districts to qualify for regional com-
petition. They ran a time of 43.85 to
take eighth place overall and were
only four places away from going
on to the state meet.
"This relay team is a very young
team. Eric is the only member of
the team that ran last year. They
have no seniors on the team so
they will all be coming back next
season," explained Coach Osuld-
sen. "It will be exciting to see just
how far these guys can go. They
have been really working hard all
season to get their times and hand-
offs down. They have done a
remarkable job with this race. It is
amazing to watch them and see
how much they work as a team
and how much better they have
become. It was great for this team
to make it to the finals at regionals.
Now they know their potential and
what they can accomplish in the
next few years."
Lashawn Henderson took third
place at districts in the 200-meter
dash with a time of 22.77 seconds
to qualify for the regional meet.
"Lashawn did not make it out of
the preliminaries to the finals in this
event, but he ran an outstanding
race. He is only a sophomore and
will only get stronger as he gets
older. It was good experience for
him to make it to regionals and see
what it is all about," said Coach
Osuldsen.


Pop Warner grid homerun derby. There will be give- student.
op aways throughout the day. For
sign-ups slated information contact Kim Har- Agri-women's group
Pop Warner football and cheer- graves at (863) 634-6322 or Rob skeet shoot is planned
leading sign-ups will take place at Lowe at (863) 634-2694. The Florida Agri-women have
the Okeechobee Sports Complex Sumnmer play camp announced that their inaugural
on May 6, May20, June 10, June 24, setoSeetwn takae
July 1 and July 15 from 10 a.m. registrations slated skeet shoot event will take place
until 2 p.m..-, : .- 1, ,, .... 1 _,.May. 13 at Quail Creek Plantation,
The registration fee is$75. In Sign-ups for the Okeec`0obee,.., l7N.E. 224thiS. s ..
order to register you must bring the County Parks and Recreation _-,, Station sponsorships and single
child's last report card, a current Departments 2006 summer-play, shootertickets'areavailable.
year physical from your doctor and camps will begin Monday, May 1, For. information, call Dianne
a copy of the child's birth certifi- at 8 a.m. at the department's new Spann at (863) 634-3327.
cate. office at the Okeechobee County
For information, call co-presi- Sports Complex, 640 N.W. 27th Tennis lessons
dents James Shockley at (863) 634- Lane.
3482 or Albion Crowell at (863) Enrollment is limited and slots will be offered
697-2576. will be filled on a-first-come, first- Dave Ellis, a USPTR certified
9 -256 ,.DaellsaUPTcrtfd


Contractors Assoc.
plans fishing tourney
The Okeechobee Contractors,
Association will sponsor a bass
fishing tournament on May 20 at
the Okee-Tantie Marina with all
proceeds going toward youth ori-
ented projects. The registration fee
is $120 per boat (teams of two).
There will be over $3,000 in cash
and prizes paid to the top six
places. There will also be a big fish
award. For information contact
John at (863) 634-7446 or Lisa at
(863) 697-6541.
Men's softball
tournament planned
A Men's softball tournament
with all. tournament proceeds
going to the Okeechobee High
School softball program will take
place on June 3 and 4 at the Okee-/
chobee softball complex across
from Yearling Middle School. The
cost of this tournament is $300 per
team. The tournament will use ISA
rules with unlimited homeruns.
First place will pay $600; second
place will pay $400 and third place
will pay $200. There will be a


served basis.
Campers must be 6 to 12 years
of age.
Camps will operate Monday
through Friday, June 12 through
July 28, except for Tuesday, July 4.
Camp hours will be from 8:30 a.m.
until 4:30 p.m. Camp locations are:
the Douglas Brown Community
Center, the Okeechobee Civic Cen-
ter and Central Elementary School.
The regular camp fee is $50 per
week, per participant, plus fees for
field trips and special activities.
Special rates have been set at $25
per week for a child on the reduced
school lunch program, and $10 per
week for a child on the free school
lunch program within the Okee-
chobee County school system for
the 2005-06 school year.
A letter of participation from
Okeechobee County school food
service must be presented at the
time of registration in order to qual-
ify for these special rates.
Camp fees include lunch and
an afternoon snack for each
camper.
Extended hours of 7:30-8:30
a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. will be
available at both the Civic Center
and Central Elementary for an
additional fee of $10 per week, per


tennis pro and Okeechobee High
School coach is offering five weeks
of recreational tennis lessons at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex.
Classes will meet Monday through
Friday, starting on Monday, June 5
and ending on Friday, July 7. Each
student will have three lessons a
week for five weeks. Classes are
determined by the grade you will
be in this fall. Private lessons are
also available during the summer.
For information contact Mr. Ellis at
(863) 763-4518 or (863) 532-9316.
Basketball camp
taking applications
Final applications are now
being evaluated for the Ten Star All-
Star Summer Basketball Camp for
boys and girls between the ages of
10 and 19.
The camp is by invitation only.
Players from 50 states and 189
foreign countries attended the
2005 camp.
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not limited to: Babson Park;
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Births


Alexis Ariana
Lowe "Lexi"
Alyssa Bodden and Matt Lowe
are proud to announce the birth
of their daughter, Alexis "Lexi"
Lowe. Alexis was born Feb. 15,
2006, at East Pasco Medical Cen-
ter in Dade City. She weighed 7
lbs. and 9 ozs. and was 18 inches
long at birth.
She was welcomed home by
her maternal grandparents Denny
and Sherri Bodden of Okee-
chobee and Rob and Cindi Buckel
of Dade City.


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Aubrey and Amber Cook
Aubrey Kate and
Amber Kay Cook
Robert and Katrina Cook of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their daugh-
ters, Aubrey Kate and Amber Kay.
The twins were born March 24,
2006, at Martin Memorial Hospital
in Stuart.
First to arrive was Aubrey Kate
at 7:31 p.m., weighing 5 lbs. I oz.
and 17.25 inches long at birth. Little
sister Amber Kay was born at 7:33
p.m. weighing 5 lbs. 2 ozs. and was
18.25 inches long at birth.
Aubrey and Amber were proud-
ly welcomed into the world by:
maternal grandparents, Rickey and
Sharon Vinson of Okeechobee;
paternal grandparents, John and
Jayne Cook of Okeechobee;
maternal great grandparents, Bob
and Verna Keller and Alvleen
Canup of Okeechobee; paternal
great grandparents, Duane (Fil)
and Shelby Fileger of Deland; and,
great-great aunt, Mary Cook Milli-
gan of Evanston Ill.


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Rachel Wilson
Rachel Wilson
Justin and Melanie Wilson of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their daugh-
ter, Rachel Ann, on April 4, 2006.
She was born at St. Lucie Medical
Center. She weighed 8 lbs and 7 ozs.
and was 20 inches long at birth.
Maternal grandparents are John
and Sherri Hatcher of Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are Ruby and
Ricky Moore of Okeechobee, and
Charles and Jeanetta Wilson of Illi-
nois.
- --


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Kyle Walker
Kyle Michelle
Walker
Ben and Shannon Walker of
Gainesville are proud to announce
the birth of their daughter, Kyle
Michelle. This bundle of joy was
born Feb. 28, 2006. She weighed 7
lbs and 14 ozs. and was 20 inches
long at birth.
Her paternal grandparents are
Fred and Carol Walker of Okee-
chobee.
Her maternal grandparents are
Mrs. Marcy Misik of Lake Charles,
La. and Steven Misik of Ocala.
Kyle's great grandparents are Mr.
and Mrs. Leroy Briney and Mrs. Lois
Walker and the late Franklin Walk-
er.
Charles Smith, IV
Stephanie Jenkins and Charles
Smith III of Okeechobee are proud
to announce the birth of their son,
Charles Edward Smith IV He was
born April 28, 2006 at Highlands
Regional M&dical'.:Center. He
weighed, 9 lbs. and-,1;oz, and was
21 inches long at birth.
Maternal grandparents are
Teresa and Mike Crose. Paternal
grandparents are Charles E.
Smith, II.


Voice




Counts.


Mary Ilgen, a resident of Okee-
chobee has been named the
"2006 Okeechobee County
Guardian ad Litem Volunteer of
the Year." Guardians ad Litem are
volunteers who advocate for the
best interest of abused, aban-
doned, and neglected children in
court.
Ms. Ilgen, who became a vol-
unteer just over a year ago, has
already become an invaluable
member of GAL. Through her
efforts, more Okeechobee chil-
dren have reached safe perma-
nent homes. Unfortunately she
will soon be leaving the area. She
is a very caring individual who
will truly be missed.
Being a volunteer GAL takes
true dedication and a willingness
to serve others. She has exempli-
fied these characteristics.


If you would like to follow in
their footsteps, the Guardian ad
Litem Program is always in need
of volunteers. The GAL currently
represents 166 children. This
monumental task is handled by
12 volunteers!
To become a volunteer you
must be 21 years of age, submit
an application, submit to a crimi-
nal background check, submit to
a personal reference check, and
attend 30 hours of training which
will include courtroom observa-
tion and independent study.
You can make a difference.
Speak up for a child. For more
information, please call (772)
785-5804. The next training ses-
sion will be June, 1, 8, 15, 19, and
22 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the
Okeechobee County Judicial Cen-
ter.


Community Events

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 insurance. All seniors 55.and over are invited.
Consult your auto insurance agent for your three-year discount
upon completion of class. The class is scheduled for two, four-
hour days. The instructor will be Mrs. D.J. Bryan. For informa-
tion, contact her at (863) 763-0351.
Main Street plans mixer:
The Main Street Mixer will be held Thursday, May 18, from 5
until 7 p.m. at The Dust Collector, 118 S.E. Park St. Jimmy Scott
Osceola will present his paintings.
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.
Interviews slated for new director
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of
Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will be holding
interviews for an executive director on Monday, May 22, at 9:30
a.m. at the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St. North
Portable, in Fort Pierce.


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Engagements


Submitted to Okeechobee News
Henry Bohannon and Billie Apperson


Bohannon and
Apperson
Henry C. Bohannon and Billie
J. Apperson are proud to
announce their upcoming wed-
ding. The prospective groom is


the son of Elizabeth Bohannon of
Okeechobee and the bride-to-be
is the daughter of Nancy Kaiser of
Fort Myers.
The couple plans to wed July
1, 2006, at Victory Baptist Church
in Okeechobee.


David Thomas and Alana Lorr
Thomas
and Lorraine
Mr. and Mrs. E. Allan Burdette
of Boyds, Md. announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Alana Lorraine, to David Allen
Thomas.
The prospective groom is the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh David
Thomas, Jr. originally of Olkee-
chobee, now of Altha.
Ms. Burdette, a 1995 graduate
of Damascus High School,
earned a bachelor of science
degree in agricultural economics


Submitted to Okeechobee News
aine
with a concentration in beef pro-
duction from Clemson University
in 1999. She is currently
employed as a loan officer with
Farm Credit of Northwest Florida
in Marianna.
Mr. Thomas is a 1997 graduate
of Okeechobee High School. He
is currently employed by the Uni-
versity of Florida as a senior agri-
cultural assistant at the North
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tion Center in Greenwood.
Together the couple produces,
hai\ and feeder and sho\\ pigs.
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Crum and DeHays
Steve and Karen DeHays are
proud to announce the engage-
ment of their daughter Corey to
Adam Crum.
The prospective groom is the
son of Darryl Crum of Ortona and
Sharon Barberee of Fort Meade.
The wedding is planned for Nov.
25, 2006.
The bride-to-be is a 2000 grad-
uate of Okeechobee High School,
and a 2005 graduate of the Uni-


versity of Central Florida with a
master's.degree in accounting.
She is employed as a staff
accountant with Costopoulos
and Helton, P.A.
The groom is a 1999 graduate
of Okeechobee High School., He
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Southall will be directing the Jazz
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IRCC director of vocal music, will
be directing the talented Compa-
ny singers.
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Jazz Concert will be performed on
May 11 13 at 8 p.m., with a Satur-
day matinee on May 13 at 2 p.m. at
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TALLAHASSEE Governor 12-day holiday will save Floridians plies, as well as a reminder tc
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signed legislation authorizing the legislation, no state or local lies," said Senator Carey Bake
Florida's second annual 12-day sales tax will be collected on hur- "We've learned the hard
sales tax holiday for hurricane ricane preparedness items, how important it is to pre
preparedness. The Hurricane Pre- including: early and thoroughly for hurri
paredness Sales Tax Holiday is an Flashlights and portable, season," said Representative
important component of Gover- self-powered light sources $20 Greenstein. "This measure
nor Bush's comprehensive plan or less grant Floridians a tax brea
to instill a "culture of prepared- Portable radios, two-way much needed hurricane sur
ness" in Florida. Prepared citizens radios and weather-band radios and hopefully increase the
are better equipped to provide for for $50 or less ber of people prepared for
the safety of their families, reduce Flexible waterproof sheeting year's hurricane season."
damage to their homes and (tarps) $50 or less The Hurricane Preparec
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tropical activity, it is vital for all
Floridians to prepare," said Gov-
ernor Bush. "Families and busi-
nesses that prepare are safer and
recover quicker than those who
don't plan and don't take action."
Coinciding with National Hur-
ricane Preparedness Week, the
tax holiday begins on Saturday,
May 21 and ends on the first day,
of the 2006 Hurricane Season,
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Batteries- $30 or less
Non-electrical food storage;
coolers-$30 or less
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Carbon monoxide detectors
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Governor Jeb Bush and Lt. Gover-
nor Toni Jennings. The recom-
mendations include new efforts to
significantly enhance Florida's
ability to prepare for hurricanes,
respond quickly in the aftermath
of a storm, recover from the dam-
age and impacts to the economy
and mitigate fut'ire threats to, pub-
lic safety and ini.. '.--**'re. The
$565 million package inci,2 u


funding to harden county emer-
gency operations centers, make
existing homes more disaster
resistant, install permanent gener-
ators in all special needs shelters,
create safe public shelter for an
additional 100,000 people, repair
and rehabilitate homes in commu-
nities severely impacted by the
2004 and 2005 storms and raise
public awareness on the critical
need to prepare for hurricanes.
"All indications are that we will
have another active hurricane sea-
son," said Florida Division of
Emergency Management Director
Craig Fugate. "A successful
response starts well before a storm
makes landfall with families,
communities and counties plan-
ning and preparing for a potential
emergency."
The 2006 Atlantic Hurricane
Season begins on June 1. For
more information on the 2006
season, disaster preparedness-
and the sales tax holiday, please'
visit \\ww.myflorida.com or
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to right, front row, Commissioners Gene Woods, Justin Rodriquez and Login Arnold.
Also, Commissioner Ray Domer, Audrey Craig, Commission Chairman John Abney,
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A Fresh Catch.
Josiah Restaurant and Lounge
Josiah's Restaurant and Lounge gives guests a new flavor on classic
American Cuisine. Jo*,iah'- at Seminole Casino- Brighton serves up a
spectacular mixture of traditional Florida and American dishes.
Mouthwatering items like Catfish and Mo Jo Pork Chops are on the reg-
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Catch of the Day. Don't forget to check out the nightly specials and save
some room for the delectable desserts.
The overall atmosphere is casual, friendly and most of all fun!
Covering an entire wall of the Josiah Restaurant is a hand painted
mural depicting Seminole culture and in the background are sounds of
casino excitement! The thrill of winning along with casino promotions
and seasonal events place good food and good times, hand in hand. In
the Josiah Lounge there are four (4) Big Screen TV's and live entertain-
ment every Saturday night between 8pm and midnight.
Behind it all you will catch the sounds of casino excitement! At
Seminole Casino Brighton you can have more than a tasty meal. You
can have Fun! Join the crowd at Bingo, play fast paced Poker with a
small group, or go one-on-one with some of the hottest machines in the
business!
Early Birds save 10% Monday Friday between 3pm and 5pm. Senior
Citizens 55+ save 15% on Sunday. (Dine in only, does not apply to car-
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The Josiah Restaurant and.Seminole Casino can also host your private
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(863) 357-9099


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1902 S. Parrott Ave.
863-763-6869
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863-357-2368
Gifts
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Candles & Accessories "'
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Exclusively Offering Village Candles
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Serving the Lake Area for 40 Years!
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FOR OUR CUSTOMERS
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863-763-6742
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Appliance, nc.
"Showroom Full
Of Major Brands"
REPAIR ALL BRANDS
763-2220
317 WS Park Street
Don & Linda Weir


GLENN J.
SNEIDER, LLC
Criminal Law
Family & Civil Law
200 S.W. 9T Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863) 467-6570
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Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
"Dirt & Stains Disappear"
Edward R. Jones, Owner Est. 1991
467-1809
Cell: 610-0756
Lic. #2178



"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 98" St. Okeechobee, 34972
(P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584
Home: (863) 763-7165







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Pads Bobcat
Clearing Tractor
Robert Stafford
(863) 357-2274
License # 7720





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1811 S Parrott Ave. Okeechobee
863-634-2185 863-357-6000
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* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
Mobile Home Air Conditioning
Specialist
202 N.E. 2nd Street
(behind Eckerds)
76,3-7073CAC013262



SEARS
Good life. Great price.
OKEECHOBEE
3290 Hwy. 441 South
467-1200
Hours: Sun. 11AM -4PM
Mon. Sat. 9AM 6PM
Owned & Operated by:
Carlos & Maria Bahamon (#3045)


Anthony T. Young
Attorney
215 SW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-824-OLAW
General Practice
Real Estate Probate
Family Wills
37 Years Experience
Call Today for Your Consultation







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Rt. 6, Box 611
Okeechobee, FL 34974





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For aOiyowr de nivneed.
Calfhor a freeesieatB
Licensed References Available
Cynthia Thurston
863.697.2465
License #8374



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2105 S. Parrott Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
Stop by today!
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OKEECHOBEE FED, INC.
BAG BULK LIQUID *PET
"Meeting all your
large and small animal
nutrition needs."
S 1579 Hwy. 70 East
Okeechobee, FL
Nutrena (863) 763-2123



Publix.
1HE5 SHOPPING IS A PLEASURE"
Northlake Village
3551 Hwy. 441 S.
Okeechobee
763-3500
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24 Hr. Emergency Service
We Service All Brands
Free Estimates
on Replacement Units and New Installations
100% Financing Available
312 S.W. 2nd St.
863-763-8391

SOCIAL SECURITY
DISABILITY BENEFITS
BEEN DENIEDP
LAW OFFICE OF
STEPHEN M. LEWEN

288-1300
OVER 26 YEARS REPRESENTING THE
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Rating For Customer Satisfaction
4224 Hwy. 441 South
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1418 S.Parrett Avenue
863-763-6115


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




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




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205 N.E. 2nd Street
Okeechobee


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


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POLAR
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration, Inc.
SALES SERVICE INSTALLATION
We service all makes and models.
Same Day Service
Senior Citizen Discounts
FREE ESTIMATES
Residential Commercial Mobile Home
410 SE 2nd Ave. Okeechobee
357-2717
License # RA0066862

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

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




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







Okeechobee's
#1 Homebuilder
(863) 3$57-2700
State Licensed & Insured
Lic. # CRC057387

For all your Electrical Needs.

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Commercial Residential
Service
Zeke Shreves
863-763-2957
863-763-0509
Lic. #ER0006321




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


SHIRLEY'S
PERSONAL
CARE SERVICES
CNA's HHA-Compamnion
Bathing Transportation
Light Housekeeping
Bonded & Insured Lic #NR30211249
Plaza 300 Suite 320 NW 5 St.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
863-467-6399
NOW HIRING CAREGIVERS

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Prepared for
Hurricane
Season?
Hurricane Panels
Rollups & Accordions


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3861 Hwy. 441 N.
Okeechobee, FL
(863) 467-7555
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Cracker country boys
Tucker Wise (right) prepares to break balloons in the
hands of Josh Keese during a whip cracking demonstra-
tion at North Elementary School Fri., April 28. The boys
show fellow classmates how the Cracker cowboys did it
in days gone by.


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Income Protection. Lifed
& Medicare Supplement
& Part D
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OKEECHOBEE
(863) 357-2707
Pharmacy Phone:
(863) 357-1754
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863-634 679 BANQUET FicIlTIES AVAILABLE
|104 N.W. 7". Ave. A
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Serving Okeechobee &
Surrounding Areas
(863) 634-1130
(863) 467-8835
Licensed & Insured
County #1517 City #5681
Norris & Kim Newhouse, Owners


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



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


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357-0303
OPEN ON SAT. 830A.M. -12:00p.M.
WALK-INS ONLY


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Service Repair Remodel
"Your Personal Plumber"
After Hours
Eme ency Service
Available
State Reg. #RF11067148
Qualified Bus. #QB33125



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


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Branson, Mahindra
& Woods Tractors
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2 Locations to Serve You
Okeechobee: 701 N. Parrott Ave.
(863) 467-7500
Alva: 6451 W. SR 80
(863) 674-1111
www.allcoasttractor.com
License #8228


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


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863-763-8485
FREE ESTIMATES!
Weed-eating, Mowing
& Clean-ups.
Call and Ask for
Adam Staton, Manager
Lic. # 1355



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Minor Repairs
"No Job too Big or too Small"
FREE ESTIMATES
Roof Coating
Handy Man's Special
Mobile Homes & Morel
863*467-2917
License #2349 & #5698


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Sat. 10am-2pm
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Okeechobee, FL
(863) 763-3158
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Bushog Style Mowing
Overgrown Lots Mowed
Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)
License # 1472


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863-357-1990
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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
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 andc9
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

American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to be a part of
our Disaster Action Team (DAT).
DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond
to local disasters. If you would
like to give of your time and tal-
ents to help local citizens in time
f of disaster, please call Debbie
Riddle or Candace at the Ameri-
can Red Cross-Okeechobee
branch at (863) 763-2488.

Child care help
is now available
The Early Learning Coalition
has funding for child care for eli-
gible children from birth through
age 12 on a first-come, first-
served basis while funding is
available. There is no waiting list.
Parents must: be a resident of
Okeechobee County; meet
income guidelines; and be work-
Ar ing, going to school or a combi-
nation of .both for at least 20
hours per week. For information,
call (863) 462-5350.

Head Start Project
accepting applications
* Okeechobee I Center, located
at 726 N.E. 16th Ave., is currently
accepting applications for
migrant children and children
with disabilities in our Head Start
Program. We believe all children
can benefit from receiving educa-
tional, health and social services
offered by the program. We serve
children 6 weeks to 5 years. To
qualify the family must have
migrated in the past 24 months,
worked in agriculture and their
primary income must come from
agriculture. We encourage fami-
lies of children with disabilities to
apply; as well as evacuees from
hurricanes Katrina and Rita. For
information, call (863) 467-0702
and ask for Sylvia, Ella or Page; or,
(863) 467-6959 and ask for
Bethzaida or Priscilla.
El Centro de Okeechobee I
locaizado en 726 NE 16th Ave.
esta aceptando aplicacions para
ninos de families migrants y
ninos incapacidados. En nustro
program nostros creemos que
los ninos se benefician en cuan-
do reciven services de education,
salud y services socials que nus-
tro program ofrece. Servimos
ninos de 6 semans a 5 anos. Para
cualificar la familiar deve de ver
salido del condado 0 estado en
los ulitimo 24 mess y trabajado
en agriculture personas que
evacuaron a causa de los hura-
canes Rita y Katrina seran asep-
tades en el centro. Con el ingreso
de la familiar de trabajo de agricul-
tura. Animamos que las families
con ninos incapacidados aplican.
Para mas information por favor
de llamar al (863)467-0702 Y
ablar con Sylvia o Julieta o por
favor de llamar al (863) 467-6950
y abler con Bethzaida or Priscilla.

Redirection Center
needs more volunteers


Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would
like to teach others? Do you
belong to a civic organization or
religious organization and would
like to spread the word? If you
answered yes to any of these
questions, please contact Karin
o Aldridge at Okeechobee Redirec-
tion Center, (863) 357-5905. We
are looking for volunteers tc
work a few hours a month with
committed youth.


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Babysitter Needed, 2 children,
2-4 yrs. of age, avail, any-
time, preferably in home.
Ref's req'd. (863)697-2066


BIG SET OF KEYS ON 4/16 AT
CITY BOAT RAMP.
(863)675-8828
DOG- Found on Drive In Rd.
Wk/end of 4/28th Small Ter-
rier. Please
call(863)357-1350
SET OF KEYS: # of keys on
Lg. ring found with Master
Lock.. Found in vic. of Padgett
II Store. (863)467-2072


BULL MASTIFF- Male
130-140lbs. Missing bottom
K-9. Vic. E. Palomar & S. Edge
Water 863-673-2113 Reward
Cat, grey & white, female, 13
yrs. old, scar on lip,
(863)261-4166


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Offered in 18 Parcels
Ranging from
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Close to State Road 70 & US"17
Less than 1 Hour from Ft. Myers & Sarasota


CHIHUAHUA, Male, Small,
Brown & 1 dirty white, fiber-
glass Canoe. Missing
863-675-1497 Muse Area
DACHSHUND, Leopard Color.
Black & Grey Spots. Uriqut
looking. Male. Vic. of 1'5A &
15B. Reward. (863)697-1421
DOBERMAN, black & tan,
John Deere collar, vic. of NW
50th & 441. REWARD!'
(954)326-2083
RED BONE, female, 12 weeks
old, on 4/17/06, vic. of Bet-
ter Acres. (863)467-1211


CORGI- to good loving home,
female, spayed, hsebroke,
needs lots of love
(863)228-7230
CURR & PIT MIX- 7 weeks.
Give away to good homes.
(863)675-2844
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


HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERA-
TOR TRAINING FOR EM-
PLOYMENT: Bulldozers,
Backhoes, Loaders, Dump
Trucks, Graders, Scrapers,
Excavators; National Certifi-
cation, Job Placement Assis-
tance; Associated Training
Services (800)383-7364
www.atsn-schools.com.




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



CAREGIVER/SITTER: Needed
8pm-8am in Okeechobee area.
Serious inquires call Elaine
863-484-0829,


A COOL TRAVEL Job. Now
hiring (18-24 positions).
Guys/Gals to work and travel
entire USA. Paid training,
transportation, lodging fur-
rnripd C31i i oqiy, Start to-
day. (877)646-5050.
A/C SERVICE TECH/INSTALLER
w/Min. 3 yrs. exp.
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW,
Good pay, Benefits, 401K.
Also taking appl's for Helpers
(863)763-8391
AMERICA'S DRIVING ACADE-
MY Start your driving career!
Offering courses in CDL A.
One tuition feel Many pay-
ment options! No registration
feel (888)808-5947 in-
fo@americasdrivingaeade-
my.com.
CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 772-370-1779
Director of Education
and Programs
Full time paid staff position for
the planning and direction of
the church's education and
outreach programs. A
baccalaureate degree is
required preferably in the
areas of Christian Education.
Please send resume to:
1st United Methodist Church
Attn: Rev. Bruce Simpson or
Staff Parish
200 N.W. 2nd St.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
or email resume to:
fumcocaearthlink.net
Driver- DRIVERS LOOK.
Gene Hyde Trucking Co.
$700 to $1200/week. In
State & Southeast runs.
Must have 2 years CDL ex-
perience. (800)229-5248,
x219.
Drivers CDL A"Honey I'm
Home...Every Weekend!"
Great Pay & Benefits! Special
Orientation Pay for Exp. Driv-
ers! Paid Training for School
Grads! Cypress Truck Lines,
Inc. www.cypresstruck.com
(888)808-5846.
Drivers- BE IN DEMAND! Plen-
ty of freight, Many Home
time Options. Low Cost CDL
Training Available, 100% Tui-
tion Reimbursement
(800)231-5209 www.Swift-
TruckingJobs.com.
E-Z! CASH! $500-$1,000 per
week and more! Simply re-
turning phone calls part time
from home. No Selling, Not a
Job, Not MLM.
(888)248-4544.


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


FARM RANCH MECHANIC
General repairs for farm equip.
including heavy equip. Exp
with tools, Valid drivers li-
cense. Drug Free Work
Place. (863)634-9446
Full Time Part Time
Several Positions Available
Ft. Drum Area
(863)467-6377
Job Crafters, Inc. NOW HIR-
ING!!! First Class Shipyard
Trades: Pipe Fitters, Structu-
ral Fitters, Structural Weld-
ers. Work in FL, AL Over
Time + Per Diem UP TO
$23./hour. Toll-Free:
800)371-7504 Phone:
251)433-1270 Fax:
251)433-0018.


HEAVY EQUIPMENT
OPERATORS
Exp. only need apply.
Scrapers, Loaders,
Dozers, ADT, Articulate
Dump Trucks, etc. Palm
Beach, Martin &
Okeechobee Counties.
DFWP EOE
Call (800)537-3031 for
info or fax resume to
(561)799-5650

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All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


HELP WANTED Earn Extra in-
come assembling CD cases
from any location. Start Im-
mediately No experience
necessary. (800)405-7619
Ext 425 www.easywork-
greatpay.com.
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips


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Product Samplers, and Coor-
dinators Needed! Experience
Preferred. $9-$11 per hour.
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is seeking a full time
Outside Sales Consultant.
The right applicant will:
Be enthusiastic
Be inquisitive
Be service oriented:
Be highly motivated
Be a self-managed individual
Be well organized,
Preferably have previous sales experience
Be a good team player
Be able to handle pressure
Have computer skills
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

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



PLUMBER
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HS diploma/GED. Valid FL
Drivers License. 3-5 yrs.
plumbing experience. Able to
lift 50+ lbs. Fax resume to:
(954)967-3477.


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Benefits Available.

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REDLANDS CHRISTIAN MIGRANT
ASSOCIATION

The Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA)
is a unique, well established, non-profit organization
that provides quality child care and education for
migrant and rural low income children in 20 counties
within the State of Florida.
RCMA seeks highly motivated individuals who
possess a BA inEarly Childhood Education or Special
Education or Nursing with an emphasis in pediatrics.
and child development to be responsible for a full
range of education and health services for infant/tod-
dler, and preschool children. Bilingual in Eng-
lish/Spanish a plus. RCMA offers an excellent benefit
package that usually surpasses other child care insti-
tutions. Competitive pay range between $13.00 up to
$19.50 an hour depending on experience.
Send resume to: Lynn Bowen at Lynnb@rcma.org
or to the LaBelle Area Office
551 W. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, FL 33975.
Deadline: May 15,2006
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ACCOUNTS PAYABLE CLERK
BRIGHTON RESERVATION
High School Diploma or GED
minimum one (1) year exp.
Accounting exp., invoices/
purchase orders, knowledge
of MS Excel & Word. Excellent
phone & Customer service skills.
Data entry exp. Fax resume
or application to:
(954)967-3477
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Utility Operator / Mechanic
Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation has
immediate opening for a utility operator/mechanic with
3 to 5 years experience working with utility systems
including portable water, steam, compressed air,
ammonia refrigeration, and waste water systems.
Ability to pass PFT fittest and respiratory physical.
Also need Mechanic with experience in pneumatics,
hydraulics, screw conveyors, pump repair and welding.
High school or equivalent, shift work and weekends
required. Good pay, bonus, 401 K, benefits, and over-
time.
Contact HR Dep. @ 863-902-4133, fax 863-902-4315
or dmelton(@southerngardens.com

Night Shift
Ft. Drum Citgo needs overnight staff for the ser-
vice station on Florida's Turnpike. Applicants
must have a clan motor vehicle record. Benefits
include; higher pay for night shift, gas reim-
bursement, paid tolls, health insurance vaca-
tions, 401K and a pleasant work environment.
We will train all work responsibilities. Advance-
ment opportunities are available for people who
show initiative. South of Yeehaw Jct., we are ac-
cessible from Ft. Pierce, Okeechobee and Vero
Beach. Grab a job in the lane with Ft. Drum Citgo
mm 184 FL. Turnpike. 863-763-9383 DFWP


Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
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LEAD POSITION AVAILABLE
For Infants & Toddlers
Call Wendy at Faith Academy
PreSchool (863)763-8800
NOW HIRING FOR 2006
POSTAL JOBS $18/hour
Starting, Avg. Pay $57K/year
Federal Benefits, Paid Train-
ing and Vacations No Experi-
ence Needed!
(800)584-1775 Ref #P4901
SUNCOAST MENTAL
HEALTH CENTERS
Master's level Counselor/
Social Worker & Bachelors
level Case Manager needed
for Okeechobee to work
with children and adolescents.
Flexible FT/PT, bi-lingual a
plus.
Fax resume to 863-763-9898.
THERAPISTS WANTED- LI-
CENSED SLPS in Miami-
Dade and Broward counties.
Bilingual a plus: Per diem &
F/T. Bilinguals Inc. Child &
Parent Services,
(866)696-0999 x122.
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SECRETARY
NEEDED
Must have
knowledge in
clerical/accounts
receivable,
Inventory.
APPLY IN PERSON
Walpole Feed
& Supply
Hwy. 98 North



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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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OWNERSHIP. Minimum 20%
Profit Guaranteed. We Do the
Work, You Have the FUN!
You Can't Lose! Successful
Since 1989. (888)988-9199.
www.G3Kennel.com.
VENDING ROUTE! Gas-Saver
Special! Collect More per
Stop. Electronic Snack/Soda.
Great Equipment/Support! Fi-
nancing Available w/$6,000
Down. (877)843-87216.
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435


$$CASH NOW$$ AS SEEN ON
TV. Prosperity Partners pays
you the most for your future
payments from settlements,
lawsuits, annuities, and lot-
teries. (800)509-0685
www prosoperitypart-
ners.com.


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CIDENT WRONGFUL DEATH
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100's of Lawyers Statewide.
DIVORCE$275-$350*COVERS
children, etc. Only one sig-
nature required! *Excludes
govt. fees! Call weekdays
(800)462-2000, ext.600.
8am-7pm) Alta Divorce,
LLC. Established 1977.


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




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
Headboard & footboard with
rails. $50 (561)704-3690
WHISKEY BARRELS (2) -
About 100 years old. $1200
or best offer for both or will
, sep.(863)634-5821
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ELECTRIC/PROPANE
REFRIGERATOR, 6 cu. ft.,
new. Get ready for hurri-
canes. $750 (239)297-4006
FREEZER, Chest Type, Small,
Runs good. $75.
(863)634-5402
REFRIGERATOR, 15 cu. ft.,
$100. (863)357-1517 aft
6pm
REFRIGERATOR- bottom
freezer, white, exc cond,
$250 csh (863)357-3026
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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 .
WASHER & DRYER, Good
condition. $150.
(863)447-2130
Washer/Dryer, stack set,
$150. (863)357-1517 aft
6pm



COFFEE POT- 10 cup Farber
Ware, like new, $20
(863)467-8681
GARBAGE COMPACTOR- Ken-
more, used very littel ,great
condition, $100
(863)763-7437


BICYCLE, black, low rider, ve-
lour seat, dual pipes, 144
spoke wheels, exc. cond.,
$150. (863)467-2573



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



BATHROOM VANITY TOP -
31" Marble, shell shaped,
w/sink & faucet. $30.
(863)763-8548.
DOORS, INTERIOR, (4) For
Mobile Home. Good condition.
$100 for all, will sep.
(863)447-2130
KITCH. CAB DOORS- oak
w/handles & hinges, 1 pr
24x20, 5pr 32x20, 1pr
32x28, $45 (863)763-1997
ROOF SHINGLES- 10 packs,
$150. will separate.
(863)467-1120
STORM WINDOW PANELS,
24 gage: (4) 33", (6) 34",
(12) 40", (1) 69". Like new.
$100 for all. (863)946-1692
WINDOWS (6) aluminum
crank outs 29.5W x 52"L
with screen, $25
(863)763-1997


BABY CRIB- Brand new, no
mattress. $40.
(863)675-7105
JEEPS: 2 Battery Operated, 1
Wrangler & 1 Enforcer Jr.
Need batteries. $40 for both.
(863)697-0845


CLOTHES, Little Girls, size.
6-8, Designer. 50 items. All
for $500 or will sell sep.
(863)467-4253
SCRUBS- 15 top, Some pants
Size small $50.
(863)697-8084


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
PLATES 12, '94 Betty Boop,
Danberry Mint, America's
Sweetheart, mint cond.,
$300. (772)342-1967
SALT- n PEPPER SHAKERS
(1041 Sets) asking $2500
(863)801-494



HP Compaq Presario Win.
XP, 17" monitor, keyboard,
mouse & speakers. Exc.
cond. $375 (863)763-6342


CAPTAINS BED- with 6 draw-
ers, $250 (863)261-1117


DRESSER Large, 9 drawers.
Antique handles, exc. cond.
Hard wood. $30
(863)763-3830/697-6507
DRESSER w/24x36 Mirror.
$10. (863)467-8681
ENTER CENTER- Rattan, ask-
ing $150 (863)674-0963
ETAGERE- China 4 shelf, ask-
ing $150, very nice
(863)674-0963
MEXICAN BAR Light green
wood w/ overhead stem
glass holder. $150.
(561)704-3690
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 & 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
or all. (863)697-0845
WRITING DESK, 17"x43"
$75. (863)763-8943
ask for Tracy
YOUTH BED $40
(863)674-1727


38 CAL Stainless steel, 5
shot revolver, 2" barrel, cus-
tomer grips, like new, $395
(863)467-6696 ,
SIG SAUER P226 9MM- case
with 3 clips, $550
(863)697-9060



BOWFLEX EXTREME, mint
cond., wall accessories,
$800, (239)324-2335.
WEIGHT BENCH, like new. 2
,people can work out at same
time. Used 3 times. $600
(863)674-1727_


DIAMOND RING- 1/2 ct,
w/surrounding diamonds,
$500 (863)675-7105 or
(863)673-5023
NECKLACE, KINGMAN Tur-
quoise, Squash Blossom
w/Bear Claws. Very unique.
$2400 neg. (863)467-8161


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


LIFT CHAIR, Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949
LIFT CHAIR- Pride. Great con-
dition $375. Firm
(863)635-3540
WINCH LIFT power operated
for mobility chair. Like new,
$400/best offer.
(772)342-1967.


ARCADE GAMES, (2), $1100
will sell separately.
(863)357-2773
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from home. *Medical, *Busi-
ness, *Paralegal, Comput-
ers *Criminal Justice. Job
placement assistance. Com-
puter provided. Financial Aid
if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121 www.Onli-
neTidewaterTech.com.
BEER KEG FRIDGE, $50
(863)763-8548
HOUSE PLANS, for a 3br, 2ba,
Ready to pull permit. Asking
$2000 or best offer.
863-634-3164
PENS & PENCILS (2) asking
$15 (863)634-1374


GUITAR- Bentley, 6 string,
With hard case. A-1 condi-
Stion. $150 (863)635-3382
KEYBOARD, Electronic,
Yamaha. Has legs. $200.
(863)946-3822



DESK, Large, oak. $100 or
best offer. (863)467-6943
OFFICE CHAIR, $75 or best
offer. (863)467-6943


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
DOBERMAN PUPS- AKC,
Health Cert., Shots, Tails, De-
clawed. Parents on premises.
Free Family Tree. $650.-$750.
(863)467-5400


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.
PARROT CAGE- White w/
playpen on top. Good condi-
tion $85. (863)357-0037
Okeechobee
PITBULL PUPPIES, UKC Reg.,
4 wks. Ready to go! Large,
Red Nosed. 863-634-5364 af-
ter 4 pm for details.
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


REEL- Penn 4400 SS Open
face reel. Like new. $40.
(863)635-3382



CAR AMPLIFIER Kenwood,
900 watt max. $120
(863)824-0776
JL AUDIO 5.25 COMPONENT
SYSTEM, Brand new, Model
VR525CS. $225
(239)340-1369
SUBWOOFER 15" MA Audio
in sealed or ported box.
$120(863)824-0776
How last can your car
go? It can go even faster
when you sell It In the
classiflieds.


TRUSSED ANTENNA- 70 ft, 10
ft sections, with base, mast
& hardware. $400. or best
offer. (863)675-4201
WIDESCREEN HDTV 51" Mag-
navox, only 18 mos. old and
works perfect. $600 firm.
863)528-3211 5pm to
pm


AIR COMPRESSOR: 1/a2 hp., 15
gallon tank. Works great. $60,
(863)763-8872
COLEMAN POWERMATE
GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1 week, $500
(863)692-2229
GENERATOR- Coleman Pow-
ermate., 2500w, 5hp Briggs
& Straton eng. New condi-
tion $200. (863)763-1501
GENERATORS- Honda,
1-3100w & 1-1500w $525.
Firm; 863-763-7950 or
863-634-8474
JACK To pull engines, good
condition. $80
(239)657-4348 Immokalee
MIG WELDER, Hobart 175,
with cart, exc. cond., $400.
(863)357-5754
SCROLL SAW, 16". $75
(863)467-6797
VARIOUS ASSORTMENT OF
TOOLS- Hand tools, Ladder,
Yard tools & more! Take all
for $150.(863)635-0474


REMOTE CONTROL CAR #
RC10 & TRUCK T-Max, 4x4,
Gas Power. 2 motors & extras!
$350 will sep. 863-304-5573


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
Wanted: Slide In Pickup
Camper, (863)234-9595








Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered B25
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilier 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Uvestack 855
Poultry/SuppUles 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




IND. PARTS TRACTOR- John
Deere 440, w/shuttle, $200
(863)357-3981
-COMPLETE DISPERSAL-


THURSDAY
MAY 4th 10 a.m.
4406 Bridges Rd, Ona, Florida
(HARDEE COUNTY)
FARM MACHINERY
AND
HEAVY EQUIPMENT
JOHN DEERE
FARM TRACTORS
(4) 7210s, diesel, ac- (2) 6400s
diesel, a/c '01 6410, diesel, a/c
HEAVY EQUIPMENT
955CAT 924F &
'94 CAT 928F wheel loaders
'87 CAT 206 excavator
FARM EQUIPMENT
'02 John Deere Gator* sprayers
row mulchers *grader blades -
ditchers tiller discs
MACK


ROAD TRACTORS
BCB 13 -MaxiCriser E7-427.
CH 613 Econodyme
CITRUS TRAILERS
... AND MUCH MORE


Owner: Twenty-Twenty
Groves, Inc.

Uc. R. Ae878

Broker AU1207
Karlin Daniel
& Associates, Inc.


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)258-3.838
ARAB QUARTERHORSE
GELDING, very spirited,
beautiful, $900 or best offer.
(863)763-4149
BAY MARE 8 yrs. old. Thor-
oughbred, rides good, up to
date on shots, loads, clips.
$2500 neg. (863)509-3446
REG. APP. GELDING 14yrs.
Kid safe but also a good ride
for beginner to adv. adult.
$1500 (863)638-4006
SADDLE, 15", tan roughout,
new rawhide stirrups & new
WeaverSmartCinch. $200
(772)263-1178
THOROUGHBRED MARE, reg-
istered, 12 yrs. old, 16/2
hands, gentle, w/good man-
ners, $1000. (863)763-4149



CHAIN LINK FENCING 75ft.
of 4ft. w/ (2) 3ft. gates and
approx. 12 poles. $100 must
take all. (863)634-0465



LAWN TRAILER: New, 3x4 Ft.,
Stainless Steel w/Balloon
Tires. $150. (863)357-5754
PATIO CHAIRS (4) Wrought
Iron. $50 for all.
(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, 121/2
Kohler engine. $450 firm.
(863)763-3451
SNAPPER 30"- rear engine,
$600 (863)517-2077 La-
Belle
TURF ROLLER- 4ft, asking
$100 (863)357-3981

Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos,'
Townhouses Rent9'20
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between 9-4
pm daily (863)357-2044
LARGE 1BR: $750 + util.,
1stmo. +sec. and
LARGE Efficiency $500.+
until 1stmo. + sec. Both in
town, on water. No pets. Non
Smk. Env. 863-634-0322
New, 1/1 @ $750 & 2/1 @
$850. Lease, References,
FLS. (863)763-5373
OKEECHOBEE NEW 2BR/1BA
& 1BR/1BA for lease, in-
cludes water, stove, refrig-
erator, dishwasher. No pets
or smoking. Call Robert at
(863)634-7489



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.


CBS, Southwest Section, 712
SW 15th St., 2/1, tile firs.,
$850 mo., $2000 to move
in. (863)634-0512
NEW HOME: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Tile Liv. Rm., No HOA. $1295.
mo. Lawrence Associates.
1-800-543-2495
OKEECHOBEE, 3 Bedroom 2
Bath, 2 car garage. Available
immediately 863-634-9330



NEW EXECUTIVE SUITES
Available Approx. 6/1/06
West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
Office Building, approx. 1600
sq. ft., avail, now, Call Judy
(863)467-0831


ROOM FOR RENT:
Private entrance. $75 per wk.
(863)357-2930


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 11_5
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.'
Townhouses SaIe1lFi,
Farms Sale 11"11
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1070
Investment
Property Sale 10D5
Land -Sale 100
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 055
Property Inspection 100
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1175
Waterfront Property 1030




Well Established Bridal/Eve-
ning Wear. Central Florida:
Local & International clients.
Growing 17-20% year.
$595,000 + Inventory. Nets
$300K. Financing available.
See pictures at www.florida-
capital.com Agent
(941)924-2378.
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classifieds






Professional
office
condominiums on
N.W. 5th Street.
Why rent when
you can own.
1,000 sq. ft. to 7,600 sq. ft.
Pre-Construction
Prices

305-778-4444


BASSWOOD: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
1 Car Garage. (863)467-2894
Full details @ http://home.
earthlink.net\-dmprince
CHARMING 2 Story, 3 Bdrm.,
2/ Ba. 1786 sq. ft. Located in
Downtown Okee. $225,750.
Carol Thomas Realty
863-946-0505 or
863-228-0221,
,3rolvnthnm3r,-3ltV

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
NEW 3/2/2 in Everglades Es-
tates. Quality Built. Screen
Porch. Sprinklers, Alarm Sys.,
Central Vac. Granite Kitchen.
Gas or Electric. $249,000.
863-634-3313/863-634-6024
NEWLY REMODELED: 3
Bdrm., 2 Ba., Garage, In the
city. Large yard. $1000. mo.
(863)781-1317/634-1554
R-BAR ESTATES: 4/2/2 CBS
Home, 3346 sq. ft. 3.77 acres
w/in ground pool & pond. Ask-
ing $498,000. (863)467-9937
REDUCED $4500 Under Ap-
praisal 3br, 1ba, w/Pool. Re-
modeled. Must See Inside
$176,000.863-697-8654



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


FL LAND BARGAINS. Opportu-
nities to own your nown farm
ranch woodland or lakeiront
homestead. Old Florida at its
best! Still affordable! Call
(866)352-2249 or
www.fllandbargains.com.
"Location, Location, Loca-
tion" Time to Buy. INVES-
TORS & BUILDERS, Great
Buildable Lots For Sale in


one of Florida's Fastest
Growing Areas Fort Myers.
(888)558-0032.
OKEE. 5 ac on Airpark Strip,
Paved road. in Cul-De-Sac 5
Bay gar. W/well, pump, tank.
Lg house pad & driveway.
Fenced / X-fenced. Pond,
Beautiful neighborhood
$243,950. 561-222-9204
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!

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


DRIVER

NEEDED


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16 Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 3, 2006


LOTS FOR SALE
Starting at $35,000.
Quiet.63 + acres on private
2+ acres Deep lake.
Near Lake Okeechobee
access Lakeport, FL
863-946-0307

Buyhig a car? Look In the
classlfleds. Selling a
car? Look in the classl-
fntds.



ASHEVILLE, NC AREA HOME-
SITES Sneak preview of
Phase II on now. Just 25
miles from Asheville. Over 4
miles of crystal clear river-
front. Incredible mountain
views. Riverwalk, custom
lodge, nature trails. Call
(866)292-5762.
BANK FORECLOSURES
Homes from $10,000! 1-3
bedroom available! HUD, Re-
pos, REO, etc. These homes
must sell! For listings call
(800)425-1620 ext.4237.
COASTAL GEORGIA. Land for
sale by .owner. Private golf
community designed by Fred
Couples / Davis Love. Mari-
na/Tennis/Pool/Fitness.
Jeckyll/ St Simons Island
$119,900 Call
(315)529-1277.
GEORGIA BLAIRSVILLE IN
THE NORTH GEORGIA
MOUNTAINS. Land, Homes,
Commercial & Investment.
Lakefront and Lakeview
Properties Nestled in the
hills of Tennessee on the
shores of pristine Norris
Lake. Call Lakeside Realty at
(423)626-5820 Or visit
www.fakesiderealty-tn.com.
Large Mtn. Land Bargains,
High Elevation. Adjoins Pds-
tine State Forest, 20+ AC to
350 AC. Sweeping Mtn.
Views, Streams. WWw.llve-
inwv.com.
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA
AAH COOL SUMMERS MILD
WINTERS Affordable Homes
& Mountain Cabins, Land
CALL FOR FREE BROCHURE
(877)837-2288 EXIT REAL-.
ITY MOUNTAIN VIEW PROP-
E R T I E S
www.exitmurphy.com.


NC Mountain Property for
Less! Breathtaking Blue
Ridge Parkway, New River,
Stone Mountain, Golf Cours-
es and quaint shops of Spar-
ta. www.scenicrealty.com
(877)372-7211 or
877)363-5550.
NEW! ALABAMA WATER-
FRONT 2 hours to Atlanta &
the Coast. Waterfront com-
munity with Incredible moss-
draped hardwoods. Planned
clubhouse, docks, & more.
1/2 to 3 acres from the
$50's. Minutes to historic
Eufaula. Call owner
(866)882-1107.
North Carolina Cool Mountain
Air, Vlews & Streams,
Homes, Cabins & Acreage.
FREE BROCHURE
(00)642-5333. Realty Of
murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.
North Carolina Gated Lake-
front Community 1.5 acres
plus, 90 miles of shoreline.
ever before offered with
20% pre-development dis-
counts, 90% financing. Call
(800)709-5253.
North Georgia Gated Mountain
Community. New Homes
close to Infrastructure. One
Hour North of Atlanta. Golf,
Tennis, Lake, Pools. For
more info (678)232-8415 or
www.benttreegeorgia.com.
TENNESSEE/KENTUCKY
LAKEFRONT'Private lake-
front or view retreats. Rolling
hills, mild climate. 1 to over
40 acre sites from $40K. On
the border 90 min to Nasn-
ville Phase II selling now'
Owner 1866)339-4966
TN Mountain Acreage LaKe-
side 1/2 to 5 acre homesites
nestled around a scenic lake.
Direct lake access, boat
ramp, pavilion and more
Gated, neat Chattanooga.
Ready tor your mountain
dream nome' Call
18661292-5769.

Need a flow more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sel your used Items In
the classifeMs.


Eagle's Nest

Estates

A secuded, private
ranch subdivision
offering beautiful
vistas of prstine ',
natural habitat.

Offered In combinable 40-60ac Tracts for discerning
homeowners or weekend nature enthusiasts.
Only eleven of these exceptional tracts available.



772-468-8306


I Land Sale


I Land Sale


UPSTATE SACRIFICE 20
acres- was $39,900 NOW
$29,900 Nice Adirondack
woodland! Walk to public
land! EZ access to major
lakes & rivers! Bldg site
guaranteed! Town rd, terms
avail, won't last!
(800)890-7927.
VA MOUNTAINS 5 acres with
frontage on very large pris-
tine creek, very private, ex-
cellent fishing, canoeing,
good access, near New Riv-
er Trail State Park, $39,500.
Owner (866)789-8535
www.mountainsofVA.com..
Western New Mexico Private
74 Acre Ranch $129,990
Mt views, trees, rolling hills,
pasture land, wildlife, bor-
ders BLM. Picturesque
homesite at 6,700' elevation.
Horseback riding, hiking,
hunting. Perfect family
ranch, electricity. 100% fi-
nancing. NALC
(866)365-2825.-



BUCKHEAD RIDGE, Best spot
across from The Locks. 2br,
2ba Palm Harbor DW. Like
new, Furnished, Sleeps 7,
'Pool, Restaurant, Land-
scaped on beautiful rented
lot w/your own lit dock 1
owner, To many extras. Only
$64,900. Call Gayla
715-891-1476 or Beth
352-274-0598
Waterfront Land Sale! 3
Acres Dockable Waterfront
Property Build Up to 3
homes Only $99,900! Ask
About Our Investor Pkg. 7
Waterfront Lots for Only
$79,9001 Call toll-free
(866)770-5263 ext8.


Mobile Homes,



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




Buckhead Ridge, Furnished
2BR/1BA on 8th Street.
Large FL room, c/a, heat,
nice landscaping. Non-
smoker adults, no pets.
W'cabie, lawnkservice and
washer. $800/mth. plus sec.
(317)339-6205
OKEE. ELLIEBOBSHORES-
828 Hwy 441 SE. 3-1br SW
for rent $900 mo. Incl util.
(863)610-1386
OKEECHOBEE- Waterfront
Beautiful, Adult Community,
21.5. tuliy lurn e'. cond
$795/m Avjil May I'i
or tor .ale @ $85.000
(561)202-7702
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES-
DW MH, 2br, 2.5ba, Lake
access DocK Sea Wall. Full'/
turnisried. FL Rm &, Lg
screened porch. C/Air &Heat
W/D, D/W, $1100/mo + 1st,
last &sec. (863)467-8005 or
email whelwooistrato 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
OKEE. 12'x36' 1 Bdrm., 1 Ba,
10'x40' FL Room, 14'x24' car-
.port, Hot tub, New Kitchen, Ex-
cellent Landscaping, Adult
Park. Lot rent. $184.,
$18,000. Neg. (863)357-0060





OLDER: 12x64, 2 BR, 1 Ba. w/
shed. @ Knotts Landing Adult
RV Park. Lot 2. Avail. now.
$2500 Firm. (330)398-2757

Recreation
W I



Boats 3005
Cam pers/HVs 3010
Jet Skiis 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-
georgene349745yahoo.com
CANOE, Excellent Condition.
Fiberglass, 14 Ft., Made Cana-
da. $200. (863)763-8872
HOUSE BOAT
66ft, 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,
readyy io fish or cruise $3000
r31 :l\ onler 183,63 -16-3107
:.r t863)634-5471
email: rman605@aol.com
PONTOON- 28', 50hp John-
son, New deck/carpet. Great
(ond $3200 (863)467-1720
manmcolnia'r.huilmailr'om
PROCRAFT '78- 17' 140HP
Mercury w/trailer, 4 seater,
very fast. $2200 neg. Call
Nick, 863-697-8108
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
Jayco,'05, 30', $14,000. '05
Cavalier, 32', $9,000.'05 Pu-
ma, pull out, 30', $15,000.
Excellent Condition.
877-878-7275
RV, '05 for rent, 30', clean,
large, all furnished, adult
community, rent from $550
mo., no pets.
877-878-7275.
RV Lots for Rent, $200 mo.,
adult community, coin laun-
dry, clubhouse, bath/show-
ers, 877-878-7275.
Sunline, '05 T2499, 0 trip
miles, exc. cond., $19,000
or best offer. (863)357-2891
after 3pm
TOYOTA MOTOR HOME '81,
4 cyl., new tires, only 34k
orig. mi., $2500 firm.
(863)763-2034
TRAVEL TRAILER, 16 Ft.,
Shasta 1959, Show Condi-
tion. Very cute! $2500 or
best offer. (863)467-8161
TRAVEL TRAILER- '95, Salem,
5th Wheel, Exc. cond. Very
clean, $5000 863-763-7727
or 772-263-1803
TRAVEL TRAILER TIRES (3)
ST225-75R15 D Rated. Good
trbad. Look new. $150 for all,
will sep. (863)467-6696
WINNEBAGO '85- Motor
home, 26', V8, sips 8, very
good cond, 62K, $10,000 or
best offer (772)284-1194



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


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 ROADSTER 1600
2002, 26K mIs., Excellent con-
dition w/extra's. $5,500 or
best offer. Call 863-763-1380
or 863-447-0127 or email
carlzachsam@hotmail.com
YAMAHA ZUMA SCOOTER
2005, Under warrahtee.
$1700 or best offer.
(863)801-1620


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.
KAWASAKI MULE, '00, good
cond., runs good, $2200.
(863)357-1576/634-7210
SUZUKI LT 80, 4 wheeler,
runs good, very good cond.,
oversized tires, $650.
(863)467-6964
YAMAHA PW80, '93 runs
good, $400.
(863)357-1576/634-7210


Automobiles



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 41050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



$500 Police Impounds, Cars
from $5001 Tax Repos, US
Marshal and IRS sales! Cars,
Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's,
Honda's, Chevy's and morel
For listings Call
.(800)425-1730 ext.2384.
ACURA '88, White, less than
50,000 miles, needs minor
repair. $400 (863)467-0644
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 CAPRICE WAGON '89,
Immaculate & Runs Wonder-
ful. $2250. (865)963-9683
CHEVY NOVA '76, Runs good.
Needs a paint job. $2500.
Call Ramon (239)503-5131
CHRYSLERNEW 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
ir sii-.riinson, $400.




NISSAN STANZA 1985, Cherry
condition. Runs good for 20
year old car. $1200 cash.
(561)358-6307


Community Events


School board to discuss grants
In conjunction with the Community Collaborati e Council meeting.
the Okeechobee County School Board will be discussing several
grants for the 2006-07 school year. The meeting will be held in the
School Board Office, 700 S.W. Second Ave., on Tuesday, May 23, at 10
a.m. 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.

Learning group panel to meet
The finance operations committee of the Early Learning Coalition
will meet May 24, at 10 a.m. at the One Stop Career Center, 2-401 S.
29th St., North Portable, in Fort Pierce.

Early Learning group to meet
A full coalition meeting is planned for the Early Learning Coalition
of Martin and Okeechobee counties, Inc., on May 24, at 1 p.m. at the
One Stop Career Center, 240.1 S. 29th St., North Portable, in Fort Pierce.

Coalition committee will meet
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of Indian
River, Martin, and Okeechobee counties will meet Wednesday, May 24,
immediately following the coalition meeting at One Stop Career Cen-
ter, 2401 S. 29th St., North Portable, in Fort Pierce.

Youth summer camp planned
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Camp will host its annual summer
camp for children between the ages of 7 and 12 during the month of
June. Camp dates are: June 5-9; June 12-16; June 19-23; and, June 26-
30. The cost is $100 per camper, and campers should provide their
own snacks and lunch. For information, contact Sue Arnold at (863)
763-4630.

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 spe-
cial 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. Registration
is limited to 15 students who will be age 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2006.
You can register by calling (863) 763-7566, or at the church. Parents
must furnish birth certificates, shot records and health certificate for
students.

Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will be
held Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the 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.

Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the EAHEAP
program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over. Call Kim Senna
at (863) 462-5180, for information.


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

Fundraiser benefits burn center
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m. on Dec.
15 at the Amara Shrine Center are now available at the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave. Donations for the
benefit are not tax deductible. For information, contact the Chamber of
Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to
Shriner's programs..

Church changes its name
Parrott Avenue Christian Church is now known as the Westside Christ-
ian Church of Okeechobee, and is located at 8082 S.R. 70 W The minister
is Richard Barker and the Associate Minister is Willard Delaney. Sunday
services begin at 10 a.m., while Sunday Bible School starts at 9 a.m.
Wednesday night prayer meetings begin at 6 p.m. A nursery is provided.
For information, call (863) 467-2278.

Groups planning Halloween celebration
Okeechobee Main Street, in conjunction with the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee City Police Department, Okee-
chobee Board of County Commissioners, Okeechobee City Council
and the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce, are organizing an alter-
native to door-to-door Trick-or-Treating. Ifyour group or organization
would like to be a part of this community-wide Halloween alternative
to be held downtown in the park areas please e-mail Toni Doyle, pro-
motions director for Okeechobee Main Street Inc., at
promotion@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.


Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited edi-
tion 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on brass
and includes a numbered certificate and historical information. Each
ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will go to
the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863) 763-2829;
Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 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 United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the
ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to
administer the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The
three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services,
aerospace education and cadet programs. Senior members and
cadets work side by side to accomplish these missions. If you are
interested in becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene
O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863)
763-3212.

Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okee-
chobee High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
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 par-
ents. For information or to register, call Angela at (863) 763-4021.

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


OLDS INTRIGUE GLS- '2000,
Low mi, Leather, Loaded. All
power, Prem. wheels, Spoil-
er $9500. (863)697-2906
TOYOTA CAMRY '87 Body
and int. in good cond. Engine
needs work. Good for parts.
$300 (863)673-0645
TOYOTA CAMRY LE WAGON,
'90, V6, $1750.
(863)357-0506


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



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


CLUB CAR, '03, new condi-
tion, windshield, curtains,
fans, $2500. (863)697-1350
or (863)763-2063
EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good batt & charger
$750 (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063
GOLF CAR: YAMAHA 1996 36
Volt, charger included. Good
condition. Asking $1000.
(863)763-1424
GOLF CART- Club Car, lights,
curtains, hi speed, $1600
(772)332-6623
Golf Carts, (2), electric, w/2
chargers, run good, body in
bad shape, $900 for both
will sell sep. (863)697-8259


BED RAILS NASTA Stainless
polished, fit Chevy Silverado
short bed 99-current New in
box. $100 (863)697-0328
BEDLINER for full size Ford
Pick up Truck, excel. $100
or best offer (863)763-6747
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.
Slow miles, $600
(772)216-9002
ENGINE, 3208 Caterpillar,
Like new. (Ran in truck for
orilv 0 Iun i 12500.
86 -3.673. l,8c,2, F,"t,2-.5413
ENGINE, 3208 Caterpillar,
Remanufactured. Like new.
$2500. (863)673-5852 or
(863)612-5413
MITSUBISHI EXPO '94 -
Blown trans. New tires; cold
a/c, new exhaust, p/w,
cruise. $500 (239)368-6771


PONTIAC STRAIGHT 8 FLAT-
HEAD, engine & transmis-
sion, $1200. (863)467-4328
PONTIAC SUNBIRD '92 For
parts. You tow. $300 firm.
(863)467-1484 Ask for
Linda or leave mess.
POWER PROGRAMMER, Bully
Dog Super Chip. For '03 & '04
Dodge Cummins Diesel. $350
or best offer. (863)634-7856
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


DODGE RAM 1500 '95, Needs
some work, has new tires &
front body work. $2000
(239)872-0295
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 RANGER XLP 88, 5sp,
runs & looks good, $1700.
(863)763-6747.
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
ISUZU HOMBRE, '96, 4 cyl., 5
spd., very good cond., a/c,
anti-lock brakes, $2500 firm.
(239)324-2335


EQUIP TRLR- 20ft, Goose
Neck, ramps, tool box, 8 x
14.5 tires, 2 axle, $2200
(863)697-9704
SEMI TRAILER For storage,
45". You move. $300
(86.3)467-7415


CHEVY 2500- '87, cold air, 1
owner. Runs good $1150.
( 863)674-0837 or
63-673-0782 LeBelle
CHEVY LUMINA 1990 VAN,
Runs good. Needs body work.
$900 or best offer.
(863)357-1430
DODGE 250 RAM 1992, Con-
version Van, TV, Playstation,
VCR, A/C. Runs e.Ccllen!
$2500 Firm. 63-634-8a854
DODGE CARAVAN 2005, Less
than 1OK. Like new. Asking
$13,500. (863)697-8106 or
QUANDARY_1999@YAHOO.COM
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
99 Some damage/mech.
probs., am/fm/cd, p/l, p/w,
a/c. $600 (863)763-0920


DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE,
'97, power everything, cold
a/c, $1800 or best offer.
(863)697-8227


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2006-CP-83
IN RE: ESTATE OF
DENNIS BOSS BOWLBY,
a/ka DENNIS R. BOWLBY,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of DEN-
NIS ROSS BOWLBYe ak/a DENNIS R.
BOWLBY, deceased, whose date of
death was January 18, 2006, and
whose Social Security Number is
422-76-8783, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, FlRodrida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 312 N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth be-
low. ,
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must tile their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DAT E O THEFIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OF THIRTY
DAYS OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the'decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED
TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER
THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is April 26,2006.
Patricia A. Morgan
Personal Representative
:121 S.W. 21stAvenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
CONELY & CONELY, PA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
863) 763-3825
y:Tom W.Conely, III
Florida Bar #096482
Attorney for Personal Representative
129820 ON 4/26:5/3/06
PUBLIC NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Alex Sirum
GMC Motorhomes located at 1800
Highway 70 East, Okeechobee, FL
34972 on May 20,2006 at 10:00 A.M.
Pursuant to Flrida Statute 713.585 for
unpaid service and Storage charges.
Year, make, model and VI are as fol-
lows:
1977 GMC PALM BEACH
Vin # TZE167V100578
1973 GMC PAINTED DESERT'
Vin#TZE063V100126



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