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Oeechobee News

Vol. 97 No. 126 Saturday, May 6, 2006 50 Plus tax


Inside

Goss resigns
unexpectedly
WASHINGTON (AP) CIA
Director Porter Goss resigned
unexpectedly Friday, nudged
from the helm of a spy agency
still reeling from intelligence
failures before America's worst
terrorist attack and faulty infor-
mation that formed the U.S.
rationale for invading Iraq.
The decision was the latest
in a series of moves by Presi-
dent Bush to shake up his team
and reinvigorate his second
term. A successor to Goss
could come as early as Mon-
day, a senior administration
official said.
Making the announcement
from the Oval Office, Bush said
Goss' tenure had been one of
transition.
Page 2

OMS' congratulates
winners of contest
OMS is proud to announce
that two students, Benjamin
Kielbasa and Jordan Maynard,
placed second and third in the
Tropicana Speech District Con-
test on Monday. Benjamin
spoke on traveling, and Jor-
dan's speech was on having a
winning attitude about compe-
tition. We're proud of you two!
Page3

OHS student wins
speech contest
SEBRING The 2006 Area
VI Soil and Water Conserv action
District Speaking Contest was
held Tuesday, May 2, at the
Agri-Ci1 ic Center in Sebring.
This is the first time since
the 1980's that an area contest
has been held. Highlands Soil
and Water Conservation Dis-
trict hosted the contest.
Maureen Calhoun from
Sebring Middle School won the
District Contest for Highlands
County and Will Davis from
Okeechobee High School won
the contest in Okeechobee
County. Mr. Davis was the first-
place winner and will repre-
sent Area VI at the state compe-
tition in Orlando on Aug. 11-12.
Page 6


Drought Index
Current: 564
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None
Lake levels

13.28 feet

Lake level
LastYear:
14.79 feet
(SOURCE: South
Florida Water
Management District. Depth
given feet above sea level.)
Index


Classifieds ........ 14-16
Comics .............13
Community Events ..... 4
Crossword ....... . .14
Obituaries ........... .3
Opinion ............. .4
Speak Out ........... 4
Sports ............... 5
,I TV ................ .15
Weather ............ .2

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Local residents, city and county leaders, members of the Okeechobee Ministerial Asso-
ciation and others gathered on the lawn of the Okeechobee Judicial Center to observe
a 'National Day of Prayer.' Rev. Al Jacquith, pastor of the First Baptist Church of
Basinger welcomed speakers and guests with an opening prayer.


Sentencing


date is set


for Salazar


By Katrina Elsken
Okeechobee News
Neil Kurt Salazar, convicted
of first-degree murder in the
2000 shooting of Evelyn Jean
Nutter, will be sentenced May
30 at the Okeechobee County


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Kiwanis Club members gathered in front of the Okeechobee County Judicial Center on
Thursday in observance of the National Day of Prayer. Club members, (left to right) Jay
Zeller, Bennett Yeilding, Greg Thorgerson, Jim Vensel and Dowling Watford were all part of
the collective efforts of the Kiwanis Club to provide bag lunches for anyone who gave up
their lunch hour to attend the ceremony.



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Submitted photo/Civil Air Patrol
CAP finds plane crash
The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) discovered a plane crash in the
northwestern portion of Okeechobee County on April 27.
Two people died in the crash of a 1972 Beech A24R single-
engine plane registered to Port St. Lucie neurologist
Roger Kane, 55. Although the remains of those on the
plane have not been officially identified, they are thought
to be Dr. Kane and his 17-year-old son Adam. The plane
reportedly left St. Petersburg on April 25 and was bound
for Fort Pierce. National Transportation Safety Board
(NTSB) investigator Jose Obregon said Thursday, May 4,
that the NTSB would release its preliminary report on the
crash sometime next week According to CAP's John
Clark, this photo was taken Friday, April 28. He also said
Dr. Kane apparently did not file a flight plan.








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In March, a 12-person Okee-
chobee County jury voted unan-
imously to recommend that

penalty.
The defense has filed
motions asking the judge to dis-
regard the jury's recommenda-
tion.
On Friday, May 5, Assistant
State Attorney Rick Seymour
said the best argument for the
death penalty is Ihe unanimous
recommendation from the jury,
who.heard all of the evidence in

the case. He said in order for'a
judge to go against the jury's
recommendation, he must find
that a reasonable person would
not vote for the death penalty in

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deaths do not qualify for this

aggravator.
Mr. Seymndationur said this was
not simply a case of someone

pulling out a gun and shooting.
another person. He said i Ms.
Nutter's hands and feet were
bound with duct tape, and a
plastic bag was taped over her
head. He said she overheard her
captors discussing their inten-

tion to kill her.
case added that the medical
examiner found that she was

asphyxiating and gasping for
breath before she was shot.
The defense also argued that

it was not reasonable to give
Salazar the death penalty
because the admitted shooter,
deaJulius Hatcher, does not face this

death penalty.
Mr. Seymour argued that's
although Hatcher was the shoot-n

er, Salazar was the leader and
ordered the shooting.
The judge will consider the
arguments, motions and court
precedents and give his ruling
on Tuesday, May 30.
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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
asalad.
Tickets are $30 per person. To sponsor a table, contact Dick Ahrens
at (863) 467-5910.
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Submitted to Okeechobee News
Congratulations, OMS Students of the Weekl The students pose gratefully next to a tractor
after a successful repair of another broken air conditioning line that knocked out OMS's AC
for a day. Standing, left to right: Javas Jones, Carlos Contreras, Justin Parker, Chad Sutton,
Brittney Haas, Shelby Gandy, Alyssa Saylor, Abby Castillo, and Jordan Maynard.
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Students of the week
Everglades Elementary students of the week included: kindergarten students, Carlos
Ramirez, Scottle Clarke, Devin Phillips and Jose Mata-Gonzalez. Students from the first
grade are: Cassie Reardon, Brandy Bowers, Richard Spiess and Charles Booker. Sec-
ond grade students are: Daniel Diaz, Dylan Ferneau, Chase Boone, Cammie Griesemer
and Adrian Gonzalez-Garcia. Third graders are: Tabitha Kelly, Khrystal Henderson, Jaca-
lyn Sutton, Edith Abonza, Emily Alicea, Kaycee Lowry, Francisco Hernandez-Ruiz, and
Autumn Wakelee. Fourth grade students, Chris Gonzales, Andy Castillejo, Jaymee John-
son, Hannah Whiting and Karamia Boyd, also made the list. Fifth graders, Angel Davis,
Maddison Hanner and Brittany Osborne were also among Everglades students chosen
for giving their best. Congratulations to our many outstanding students.



Earth Day celebration held


Congratulations to these sixth grade students for not earn
this year! Their teachers rewarded them with a limo ride ai
and a trip through McDonald's,, where they received a fre
back row: Cody Raulerson, Megan McNabb, Victoria Joh
Stark, Andre Hilliard, Pauline Aguilar, Lauren Halliday, Mai
Jimenez, Savanna Hunter, Yahara Cordova, and Buoy O'Ha

OMS announces two t


winners at district sp


OMS is proud to announce
that two students, Benjamin
Kielbasa and Jordan Ma nard,
placed second and.lhiri in the
Tropicana Speech D'istril't Con-
test on Monday. Benjamin spoke
on traveling, and Jordan's
speech was on having a winning
attitude about competition.
We're proud of you twol
Congratulations to the top
milers from the OMS PE depart-


ment for May 2. From the eigh
grade: Michael Briskhe, Fr
VanGorder, Timothy McLaug
lin, and Miesha Henderson (se
ond time). Seventh grade fa
milers included: Adrian Tag


Obituaries


Melissa Sellers
Melissa Sellers, age 37, of
Okeechobee, died on Thursday,
May 4, 2006 at Raulerson Hospi-
tal.
Ms. Sellers was born Feb. 22,
1969 in Ft. Pierce to Billy and Ann
Rucks, She was
a salesperson
with AutoZone
and an avid
fisherman. Ms.
Sellers was
raised in Okee-
chobee and
she was of the
Baptist faith. ...
Ms. Sellers Melissa
is survived by Sellers
two daughters,
Stacy and
Stephanie Sellers of Okeechobee;
her mother and father, Ann and
Billy Rucks of St. Cloud; two
brothers, Scott (Debbie) Rucks of
Tyty, Ga., and Jeff (Carol) Rucks of
Bristol, Ga. She is also survived by
her grandmother, Blanche Bras-
ington of St. Cloud; step-grandfa-
ther, Joe Brasington of St. Cloud;
and three nieces.
Funeral-services will be held at
10 a.m. on Saturday, May 6 at Bass
Ok bee Chapel. Interment
will follow at Evergreen Cemetery
with Pastor Dewey Feezell officiat-
ing.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.


Clayton Dean (Mac)


McKinney
Clayton Dean (Mac) McKin-
ney, age 80 died on Tuesday, May
2, 2006 at his residence in Lake-
port. He was born Aug. 27, 1925,
in Mt. Vernon, Ill., and had been a
resident of Lakeport for the past
five years. He was a member of
the VFW and enjoyed fishing.
Clayton was a loving husband
and devoted brother. He worked
hard, took time to play and enjoy
life. His heart was huge and gen-
erous. You are so special, we love
you, Mac.
Mr. McKinney is survived by
his wife of 20 years, Evelyn G.
McKinney of Lakeport; his broth-
er, Donald R. (Iva) McKinney, also
of Lakeport.
The family has decided not to
have visitation or services at this
time.
In lieu of flowers, Clayton
would prefer donations be made
to the Hope Hospice organiza-
tion. :
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Frank Samuel Tate
Frank Samuel Tate, age 54,
died on Friday, May 5, 2006 in
Sebring. He was born Jan. 4,
1952 in Clarksburg, W.Va., to
Albert J. and Rose (Arco) Tate.
He had been a resident of Okee-


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Earth Day was recently cele-
brated at DuPuis Management
Area on Saturday, April 22nd.
Visitors gathered to celebrate
Earth Day on the 22,000-acre
/ parcel located on Kanner High-
/ way, just west of Indiantown.
Submitted to Okeechobee News The theme for the day was
ng a single discipline step so far "Wild About Wildflowers".
nd a fun morning at Ali's Arcade, About 200 people gathered to
.e dessert. Pictured, left to right, enjoy a day of recognition and
learn about our local environ-
nson, Allyson Matthews, Andrea ment. Various speakers gave
rie Renfranz. ; front row: Jessica presentations throughout the
ara. morning highlighting their
expertise.
p pot The first presentation was on
entation, attendees enjoyed a
c jcs treasure hunt using the GPS
ee h contest equipment Tim Brown with the
Treasure Coast wildlife e Hospital
and Alexus Peaden and sixth ae an an imated preswntation
graders were: Gilbert .Orozco ri Flor la I'd atie \Vmals,1e yards,
and .AAhlv\.A iile~Wayto run! dspptiles. rrmal rds
'. Upte'omiTg' event include. ; and eptil s.
.May 8'49,;-OMS Book'Fairl, May .AIana Ed\ards, Educaior
11 Literacy Fair; May 13- Okee- and Program Coordinator \\ith
th chobee Counlt Teacher Appreci- Florida Atlantic Universnits Cen-
d atin Banquet, KOA, 7 p m Mater for Environmental Studies
h 18 OMS Awards Night 7 p.m. (CES), guided visitors on.a hike
n- May 19 Hershey Track p.met, through the Visitor Center's
- Ma 1nd May 19 TrYearbook nature trail to discuss butterflies
st 'nd ay b andlarval/nectarplants.
le Social, from 3:45 until 5:30 p.m. Dr John Alleyne of the.Uni-
Dr. John Alleyne of the. Uni-
versity of Florida IFAS lectured
on Champion Trees. Guided bus
tours where provided through-
chobee currently residing in out the day to become acquaint-
ohring Hoe was na urchasino ed with the DuPuis property.


manager for Lykes Brothers, had
worked for Bechtel Power and
Construction Company in Okee-
chobee. He was a former mem-
ber of St. Ann's Catholic Church
in Shinnston, W.Va.; a member
of the Sacred Hearth Catholic
Church in Okeechobee, the
Moose Lodge in Buckhead
Ridge, Knights of Columbus 3rd
Degree, Eagles, a guitar player
and a member of the Musicians
Union. In addition, Mr. Tate was
an avid N.Y. Yankees and West
Virginia Mountaineer fan.
He is survived by his wife
Deborah Michele Tate of Okee-
chobee; his mother, Rose Arco
Tate of Palm City; sons, Albert
Patrick Tate of Woodbury, N.J.
Matthew Darin Tate of West Mil-
ford, W Va., and Frank Samuel
Tate of Clarksburg W Va. In addi-
tion, he is survived by'his sister,
Connie Marie Guido of Palm City
and three grandchildren, Vincent
Michael Tate, Dominic Sebastian.
Tate and Alec Mathius Tate.
He was preceded in death by
his father, Albert J. Tate and
grandson, Albert J. Tate, II.
Funeral service will be held
Sunday, May 7, 2006 at 3 p.m. at
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home in Sebring, with Deacon
Jim McGarry officiating.
Cremation entrusted to
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral
Home in Sebring.


Various local agencies and
organizations were present to
meet with the public and distrib-
ute information. Included were
the Martin County Soil & Water
Conservation District, Division
of Forestry, South Florida Water
Management District, North
American Butterfly Association,
Martin County's Master Garden-
ers, Florida Wildlife Federation,
DuPuis Horseman's Association,
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission, Audubon of
Martin County, Sierra Club and
the Florida Trail Association.
Each booth had an interactive
child's activity. The youngsters
were given a bingo card to
stamp at each booth and when
turned in would receive an
"Earth Day" prize.
Lunch was provided by the
Boy Scout Troop #469 and Girl
Scout Troop #904 sold home-
made baked goods.
Awards were distributed to
local Martin and Okeechobee
County students who won the
third annual Earth Day Art &
Poetry Contest. The overall win-
ning art students were third and


Earth Day Art Contest winners are Erica Velasquez, Diana
Mondragon, and Yony Velasquez with Alana Edwards.
fourth graders from Kathleen winner was "Wild About Wild-
Bartemes' art class at Warfield flowers" by Jason Rucks from
Elementar\ The p,-etr\ contest Oi- seola Middle School.


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LEGAL CITIZEN: This is in reference to illegal immigrants. I have a
friend that has come here from another country. She has been here for
11 years and she is now a U.S. citizen. She had to give up her legal
rights to her country. She is allowed to visit. She loves our president.
She paid to be here. I feel if you are an illegal resident, you need to pay
your dues and get yourself legal and speak English. That was her sec-
ond choice of language in their country. She didn't know much Eng-
lish when she got here, but she now knows English and she knows her
history. I believe they all need to learn this and pay their dues before
they come into this country.
ANCESTORS: To the person who called in about the protest on May
4 Speak Out: yes, a lot of our ancestors came from another country.
But they adapted to the ways of the United States and spoke English
and did not push their cultures on the United States citizens and did
not get free medical, welfare or food stamps. They became hardwork-
ing Unites States citizens that spoke English.

FAMILY TREE: I'm calling about the Speak Out article about the
immigration and the illegal Hispanics in the Okeechobee area, I am
quite surprised about the Okeechobee people that disrespect the His-
panics in this city and this country. I can't believe you would talk about
them like that. I would like for you to sit down and look at your family
tree and actually see where you came from. Probably 99 percent of
Americans came from another country. Their family history is from
another country. How dare you talk about these people like that? They
have families to support just like everybody else. As a matter of fact,
they work harder than any white person that I ever met. I think you
need to sit down and take a look at who you are talking about and
what you are talking about. They are paying for their immigration
papers. They are paying over and above what they need to be paying.
They are working, and they are supporting their families the best they
can.

GET OVER IT: My God, this is the most bigoted town I have ever
lived in, in my life. No, I am not married to a Mexican. No, I am not liv-
ing with a Mexican. I am white and my daughter is white and goes to a
public school. What is wrong with you people? This is awful. People
should unite together and be happy. Sure we have a lot more Spanish
people, big deal. They can't learn our language, get over yourself. They
pay money at the American-owned grocery stores. If it wasn't for
-them, you wouldn't have fresh vegetables and fruit to eat. Get over this
and move on.

STATUTE: About the child molestation case on Ms. Jackson, there
should not be a statute of limitation for child molestation. Just like with
murders, these people murder the spirits and minds of these children.
You send this message out and you see how many people will try this.
This is a wrong message that you are sending out. There should not be
a statute of limitation in child molestation.
(Editor's Note: If the victim of molestation is 12 years old or
younger, there is no statute of limitations. The accuser in this case
was 13. Also, Shanando Jackson was charged under the law as it
was written in 1998, when the alleged offenses took place. At that
time, the law stated that the victim had three years from their 16th
birthday to file a complaint. We've been told that today's law states
that victims now have three years from their 18th birthday to report
such offenses.)

BILL MEXICO: Let's get off this Mexican deal we have going. We
have a bird epidemic that could hit this country. We have a nuclear
war, fighting and terrorists. We have a lot womse problem than this
Mexican situation. I suggest.you send Mr. Fox all the medical bills to
Mexico. Any illegal Mexicans that come across, anything they incur on
bills, send a nice big bill to Mr. Fox, the president of Mexico and be
done with this. Let's get off this. I am sick of it.

SHAME: You know it is a shame that the Okeechobee News report-
ing is so slight. The title should read Chamber of Commerce, Speckled
Perch Festival opposed by park owners. They were the topic of discus-
sion. They did not have a problem with the minimal fee that the green
market was bringing. Why don't the reporters get their facts straight,
and quit playing favorites to people in this community.
(Editor's Note: While the headline you suggest could have been
used, there is simply not enough room to say all that. Plus, the City
Council and David Hamrick discussed both the Chamber and the
Green Market. So, we chose the headline "Flagler Park use sparks
debate" because it was the overall use of the park that was being dis-
cussed and not just one entity or group. The story dealt with the dis-
cussion by all parties over the free and public use of Flagler Park,
including the Chamber and the Green Market.)

SINKING SHIP: I have been following the immigration issue very
closely. It seems to me that the point is getting lost among the rhetoric
from both sides. They present arguments and points sense, but they
fail to recognize immigration and this country. Throughout the history
of this country migrants of many races have helped to shape and
develop this country. That is fact. We are all immigrants. Migration
across this country has always been regulated to ensure that there is
no overcrowding and that is the main point that every one is missing
on this issue. Imagine the ship is sinking and all the survivors have to
scramble to life boats. Once a lifeboat is filled to capacity, no one can
climb in or it will sink. Immigration regulation is our country's way to
make sure our country does not sink from overcrowding. Illegal immi-
grants are overcrowding and hurting this country in every way you can
think of, including flooding the labor markets thus keeping wages low.
So immigration control is necessary, so that our U.S.A. doesn't sink.




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Guest Commentary


Medical marijuana gap largest in Florida


By Ronald Fraser

When there is a big gap
between the view of ordinary
Americans on a public issue and
the voting record of their elected
representatives in Congress on
that issue, something is wrong. In
the current debate over the use of
marijuana for medical purposes,
the American people and their
representatives in Congress seem
to be living on different planets.
Poll after poll shows Ameri-
cans by a huge majority, want
their doctors, not. lawmakers, to
decide whether or not marijuana
should be used as a medicine.
Today, however, federal laws pro-
hibit physicians from prescribing
marijuana for pain relief even
where state and local laws say it is
OK to do so. This has not always
been the case.
For most of American history,
growing and using marijuana was
legal under both federal law and
the laws of individual states,
according to a recent report by
the Congressional Research Ser-
vice, an arm of the U.S. Congress.
The report goes to say "From 1850
to the early 1940's cannabis was
included in the U.S. Pharma-
copoeia as a recognized medici-
nal. But its decline in medicine
was hastened by the develop-
ment of aspirin, morphine and
other opium-derived drugs, all of
which helped to replace marijua-
na in the treatment of pain."

The Polls
In 1999 a Gallup poll was
asked, "Suppose that on election
day this year you could vote on
key issues as well as candidates.


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Please tell me, would you vote for
or against making marijuana
legally available for doctors to
prescribe in order to reduce pain
and suffering?"
Response: 73 percent of the
American people said they would
vote for making marijuana legally
available under those conditions.
In both 2003 and 2005 Gallup
polls asked, "Would you favor or
oppose making marijuana legally
available for doctors to prescribe
in order to reduce pain and suffer-
ing?"
In 2003, 75 percent and in
2005, 78 percent of the people
said they would favor giving doc-
tors the legal rights to decide
when to marijuana should be pre-
scribed to ease suffering.
The National Gap
Apparently members of Con-
gress don't read the polls these
days, nor do they care much
about state laws. In 12 states -
Alaska, Arizona, California, Col-
orado, Hawaii, Maine, Montana,
Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island,
Vermont and Washington laws
already give doctors the power to
decide whether or not to use mar-'
ijuana to treat patients in pain.
In the U.S. House of Represen-


Upcoming Events

Saturday
Okeechobee Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution
is an organization of descendants of those who won our freedom in
the American Revolution and promote pride in America. They will
hold their monthly meeting on the first Saturday of each month. The
next meeting will be Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006, at 10 a.m. at Oakview
Baptist Church, Building B, 677 S.W. 32nd St. If you are interested,
we welcome your visit. For information, contact Kenna Noon at
(863) 763-2815 or (863) 634-5669.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Chapter DAR will meet at 10 a.m. at the
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St., October through May.
An invitation to attend is extended to anyone eligible for-member-
ship in NSDAR. For information call secretary Kenna Noonan at,
(863) 763-2815, or registrar Donna Webster at (863) 763-7056.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30
a.m., at the Nazarene Church, 425 S.W. 28th St., and leaves for ride
at 8 a.m., weather permitting. For information on the ride for the
week or any questions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-
1841, Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-
6257.

Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
ing.
VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon
at the Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests
are invited. Please R.S.V.P to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeech6bee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for
your organization or.group, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30
p.m. at the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St.
This meeting is open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry.
The annual membership is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For
information, call Eve at (863) 467-2674; or, visit their web site at
http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at
Beef O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are
open to the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863)
467-0158.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the
Grace Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone
currently home schooling or interested in home schooling is wel-
come. For information, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Per-
era (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m.
at the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Every-
one is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is
invited to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For Infor-
mation, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m.
at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For infor-
mation, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m.
in the fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only
meeting. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music Is invited to participate. For informa-
tion, contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.


tatives, on May 4, 2005, Rep. Bar-
ney Frank, (D-MA) introduced
H.R. 2087, a bill "... to provide for
the medical use of marijuana in
accordance with the laws of the
various states, and to prohibit the
federal government from stop-
ping an individual from obtaining
and using marijuana from a pre-
scription or recommendation by
a physician for medical use."
On May 13, the bill was
referred to the Committee on
Energy and Commerce where
it is stuck.
Since a federal bill allowing
states to regulate the medical use
of marijuana can't make it to the
House floor for an up or down
vote, an alternative strategy is to
attach a medical marijuana
amendment to a spending bill
that will reach the House floor.
On June 15, 2005, Rep. Mau-
rice D. Hinchey (D-NY) did just
that and offered Amendment 272
to H.R. 2862. The amendment
would have prohibited federal
agencies from preventing the
implementation of state laws that
authorize the use of medical mari-
juana. The amendment was
rejected on a 264 to 161 vote.
In other words, while 78 per-
cent of the American people favor


letting doctors and states decide
this issue, only 38 percent of the
House members favored a law
supporting that policy. Nationally,
that a whopping 40 percent med-
ical marijuana gap separating
what the American people want
and what their hard-of-hearing
elected representatives deliver.

The Florida Gap
The gap is even larger in Flori-
da, where .19 of 24 House mem-
bers from Florida, including
Okeechobee's representative Mr.
Mark Foley, (R-FL), voted against
Amendment 272 and the will of
three-out-of-four Americans.
Assuming national polls fairly
reflect the opinions of Florida vot-
ers, 18 members from Florida
ought to have supported the
amendment -- instead of only
five.
American democracy calls on
lawmakers to be responsive to
the common sense wisdom'of
ordinary citizens. Elected officials
from Florida need to start listen-
ing to the people who want their
physicians, not politicians, to
decide if marijuana should be
used to ease suffering in sick
patients.
If Florida's current members of
Congress don't improve their
hearing, voters might consider
replacing them this coming
November with people who have
better listening skills.

(Editor's Note: Ronald Fraser,
Ph.D., writes on public policy
issues for the DKTLiberty Project,
a Washington-based civil liber-
ties organization. He can be con-
tacted at: fraserr@erols. com.)


Community Events

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

Restaurant to host mobile blood unit
Florida Blood Center Mobile Unit will be at R.J. Gator's, 102
S.W. 14th St., on Saturday, May 6 from 3 until 8 p.m. Donors will
receive a $10 gift certificate.

Church to hold yard sale
New St. Stephens A.M.E. Church will hold a yard sale at the
parking lot of the Brahman Theatre, 1500 S Parrott Ave., Satur-
day, May 6, starting at 7:30 a.m.

Benefit planned for Don Pettigrew
A benefit will be held for Don Pettigrew on Saturday, May 6,
from noon until 6 p.m. at Style Studios on S.R. 70 E. The benefit
will include giveaways, a barbecue and a car and bike wash. Mr.
Pettigrew was in a head-on collision in March: All proceeds
from the benefit will help pay for his medical bills and medica-
tions. For information, contact Donna Cheney at (863) 634-
0057.

Talk show deals with the homeless
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
May 6, at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcast at 1 and 6 p.m. on WWFR
91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The guest will be Louise Hubbard, exec-
utive director of the Treasure Coast Homeless Services Council,
Inc. The topic will be the homeless population. For information,
contact the Homeless Resource Center at (772) 778-4234 or the
Treasure Coast Homeless Services Council at (772) 567-7790.

Ministry plans ladies meeting
He Died for Me Ministries will present a special ladies meet-
ing Saturday, May 6, at 10 a.m. at the St. Lucie Village Town Hall,
located at the corner of Old Dixie and St. Lucie Blvd. A revival
will be held May 4 through May 6 at 7 p.m. For information, con-
tact Ronnie and Becky Trammell at (772) 519-6003.

History van to visit library
The WQCS Oral History Project Story Van will be visiting the
Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16 St., May 8-10. To make
an appointment to record your memories of the Okeechobee
area, contact Janie Gould at (772) 462-7822; or, toll free at (888)
286-8936.

Raulerson will host Blood Mobile
Florida's Blood Centers Blood Mobile will be at Raulerson
Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., Tuesday, May 9, from 9 until 11 a.m.
All donors will receive a T-shirt, 50 percent off Medieval Times
and a $10 Publix gift card. All blood types are needed.

Substance abuse group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will meet Tues-
day, May 9, at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene Fellow-
ship .Hall, 425 S.W. 28th Street. Agenda items will include the
2006 Assessment Team Report, grant opportunities and fund-
ing, as well as short and long term goals. Lunch will be provid-
ed. Please RSVP for lunch by Friday, May 5. For information, call
Mary at (863) 634-6403; or, email mwjohns@ictransnet.com

'77 class reunion being planned
The class of 1977 is planning their to 30-year reunion. All
members of the class of 1977 will meet Tuesday, May 9, at the
Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 S.R. 441 S.E. Dinner will be at 6
p.m. and the meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. For information, call
Karen Williamson Larson at (863) 763-5101; Cindy Bennett
Hortman at (863) 697-9817; or, Toni Bennett Doyle at (863) 634-
9491.

Judge to speak at Chamber meeting
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce general member-
ship meeting will be held Wednesday, May 10, at the Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., beginning at noon. The
guest speaker will be County Judge Shirley Brennan, who will
be speaking about the Guardian ad Litem program. All Cham-
ber members and their guests are invited. For information, con-
tact the Chamber at (863) 763- 6464.


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Saturday at the Big "0" Teen Anglers monthly bass tour-
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The following fishing tournaments are currently scheduled to take
place at the Okee-Tantie Campground and Marina. If there is a change
in the schedule, you will be advised.
May 06: Christian Team Trail main ramp 1 p.m.
May 13 and 14: Osprey Bass Club main ramp --3 p.m.
May 20: Okeechobee Contractors Association main ramp- 3 p.m.
May 27: Big "0" Teen Anglers main ramp Noon,
May 27: Cracker Boys Scott Driver 2 p.m.
May 28: Okee-Tantie Team Trail Scott Driver 3 p.m.
June 03: Christian Team Trail main ramp 1 p.m.
June 11: Okee-Tantie Team Trail Scott Driver 3 p.m.
June 24: Big "0" Teen Anglers main ramp Noon
July 01: Christian Team Trail main ramp 1 p.m.
July 15: Taylor Creek Bass Club main ramp- 3 p.m.
July 16: Okee-Tantie Team Trail Scott Driver 3 p.m.
July 29: Big "0" Teen Anglers main ramp Noon
Aug. 05: Christian Team Trail main ramp 1 p.m.
Aug. 12: Headturners 3 main ramp 3 p.m.
Aug. 20: Okee-Tantie Team Trail Scott Driver 3 p.m.


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3 p.m.
Oct. 22: Okee-Tantie Team Trail- main ramp 3 p.m.
Oct. 28: Big "O" Teen Anglers main ramp Noon
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Don Bates, chairman of the Highlands Soil and Water Con-
servation District, presents Okeechobee's Will Davis with
the first-place ribbon at the May 2 Area VI Soil and Water
Conservation District Speaking Contest held in Sebring.

OHS student wins


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SEBRING The 2006 Area
VI Soil and Water Conservation
District Speaking Contest was
held Tuesday, May 2, at the Agri-
Civic Center in Sebring.
This is the first time since the
1980's that an area contest has
been held. Highlands Soil and
Water Conservation District
hosted the contest.
Maureen Calhoun from
Sebring Middle School won the
District Contest for Highlands
County and Will Davis from
Okeechobee High School won
the contest in Okeechobee
County. Mr. Davis was the first-
place winner and will represent
Area VI at the state competition


contest
in Orlando on Aug. 11-12.
The 2006 subject was "Wise
Use of Florida's Water
Resources."
The speaking contest edu-
cates the public on soil and
water conservation needs. It
also provides valuable experi-
ence to young speakers who,
conceivably, could become our
future leaders. The competition
was very close in points.
Judges for the. contest were
Cheryl Moffat from Avon Park
High School, Dorothy Harris
from Highlands Hammock
State Park and Julie Tubbs from
Highlands County Emergency
Operation Center.


Three Florida middle-school-
ers and Florida's own subspecies
of burrowing owl star in the just-
out mystery adventure film
"HOOT" based on Carl Hiaasen's
Newbery Award-winning book
of the same name.
Protected as a species of "spe-
cial concern" by the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC), the burrowing
owl -- at 9 inches, one of the
smallest owl species occurs
throughout peninsular Florida,
the Florida Keys and the
Bahamas.
In many ways, burrowing
owls are the odd cousins of the
owl family. Instead of nesting in
the trees, as most birds do, the
burrowing owl gets it name from
living underground in burrows. It
digs its own holes or lives in
abandoned gopher tortoise and
armadillo burrows.
Unlike other owl species, bur-
rowing owls hunt mostly by day,
because they don't see well in
the dark. In flight, burrowing
owls ripple and roll as if they are
flying an invisible obstacle
course. They also can hover in
midair, a technique very effective
for capturing food.
Biologists have not attempted
a recent statewide population
count, but they once estimated
the statewide population at
3,000 to 10,000 pairs. I
"They are very adaptable and
as long as they have food, a dry
burrow and short grass around-
their burrows, they can survive,"
said FWC burrowing owl expert,
Kate Haley. "Burrowing owls are
unique in that they can live in
close proximity to humans."
Burrowing owl populations in
south Florida coastal areas actu-
ally have increased due to modi-
fication of habitat by people,


including clearing forests and
draining wetlands. Some suggest
burrowing owls have gained
habitat although they now live in
some strange places for a bird -
like residential Cape Coral that
boasts the largest population of
burrowing owls in the world.
Also, they are prevalent
around airports, golf courses and
neighborhoods.
Want to help burrowing
owls?
You can attract burrowing
owls to your yard by digging
"starter burrows." Remove 2
square feet of sod in a location
that isn't likely to flood and then
dig a small hole to get the owls
started. Place a perch in the
shape of a "T" near the burrow
to help draw the owl's attention.
Try to select an open, treeless
area in your lawn that will
remain dry during heavy rains
and will be away from heavy
vehicle and foot traffic.
Install perches near owl bur-
rows. Perches provide burrow-
ing owls with an elevated view of
the nest area, and make the bur-
rows more visible to mowing
equipment operators.
Maintain burrows. It is impor-
tant to keep tall grasses and
weeds trimmed near the burrow
so the owls are able to see
* around the burrow. Their ability
to see their surroundings will
help them avoid approaching
dangers such as predators.
Restrict the use of pesticides.
Because burrowing owls feed on
insects that are considered pests
around homes, they are exposed
to pesticides, which can contam-
inate or limit the amount of food
available to owls. Explore
options other than using pesti-
cides, but if you continue to use
them, please do so with caution.


Community Events


Fundraiser aids Hospice residence
Hospice of Okeechobee is currently raising funds for their residence,
The Hamrick Home. They are selling tickets for a 2006 20-foot Shearwa-
ter boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI Suzuki outboard and an
aluminum trailer. Tickets can be purchased for $50 each at Eli's Western
Wear, Elite Title, Gilbert Chevrolet, Lakeshore Marine, Don's Appliance,
Riverside National Bank, Quail Creek Plantation and Hospice of Okee-
chobee. Only 1,500 tickets will be sold. Drawing will be held on July -1. For
information, callTheresa Davis at (863) 467-2321.
Groups planning Halloween celebration
Okeechobee Main Street, in conjunction with the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee Cit\ Police Department. Okeechobee
Board of Count-, Commrissi.ioners, Okeechobee CitA Council and the
O:keecho:bee CIarribet of Commerce, are c.rgaging a 'lternatihe to
docr-to-door Trick-or-Treating. If your group or organization would like
to be a part ol this community-wide Halloween alternative to be held
downtown in the park areas please e-mail Toni Doyle, promotions direc-


tor for Okeechobee Main Street Inc., at promotion@mainstreetokee-
chobee.com. Please provide a contact name and phone number. If you
are interested in making a monetary or prize donation, please call (863)
634-9491.

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 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
CountN 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.


You can report destruction or
harassment of burrowing owls
or their nests by calling FWC toll
free at 1-888-404-FWCC.
You can see burrowing owls
along parts of the Great Florida
Birding Trail: the Kissimmee
Prairie Preserve State Park; Lake
Kissimmee State Park East;
Prairie Bird Loops on highways
724, 700A, 68, 68A, U.S. 441 and
U.S. 98 all, of which, are in
Okeech\obee County); and, the
Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail
South.


Florida's burrowing owl can
be seen in numerous loca-
tions in Okeechobee County.


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Roughly speaking, Hymer says you can afford to buy a home equal in price to
three times your gross annual income.
More precisely, the price you can afford to pay for a home will depend on six
factors:





Lenders also analyze your income in relation to your projected cost of home
ownership and outstanding debts to determine the size loan you can have.
Hymer says your housing expense-to-income ratio is determined by calculating
your projected monthly housing expense, which consists of the principal and
interest payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.
The sum of these costs is referred to as 'PITI. Monthly homeowners' association
dues, if you're purchasing a condominium or townhouse, and private mortgage
insurance are added to the PITI.
s Your housing expense-to-income ratio should fall in the 28 to 33 percent range,
although some lenders will go higher under certain circumstances.
i Your total debt-to-income ratio should be in the 34 to 38 percent range. ,
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THING IOU NEED-AT A GREAT PRICE, TOO! a91321 IT'S AN A IN GOOD TASTE' it .:.u ,int
Concrete house w/frame addi-tion totals 3 bedrooms / your "Park" model fancy, furnished, and fun to live in-
2.5+ baths plus laundry rm, sewing rm, big den/office, look no further than this 2 bdrm.! Real easy walk to
screened patio w/ hottub, seawall w/dock, nice tile- Ancient Oaks R.V. Resort boat ramp & docks! Relax at
work and recent up-grades! YOU HAVE TO SEE AT the community pool, hot tub and active clubhouse!
JUST $229,000! $143,000!
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491260 INCLUDES CONCRETE BOUA-KAMI'
Launch, dock, & pull your boat out right at your prop-
erty-perfect for fisher- person who trailers their bass
boat! Mobile is'a 1990's model 2 bdrm/2 bath plus stor-
age shed! All on seawalled Lake-access Buck- head
waterway! A GREAT BUY AT $125,000!


u91062 'HANDI.MAN' MOBILE IN HIGHLY
DESIRED BRINDABAN FOREST LOCATION!
You've always heard, "Buy the least expensive property
in the best location"! NOW is your chance! West. 1987
2/2 on treed comer lot at 4401 SE 27th St.! ASKING


#90078 YEP-THERE'S STILL A FEW OF THESE
AFFORDABLE BUT NICE PLACES AROUND! Park
model trailer is a 1991 1 bdrm /1 bath with enclosed
front porch in Ancient Oaks RV Resort-a great condo
resort! FURNISHED AT $89,900!
* #90229: VACANT WATERFRONT LOT!
Cleared, nice, seawall @ 96 Linda Rd. in
Buckhead! Conforming house/dbl. wide OK!
REDUCED TO JUST $120,000!
* # 90771 ISLES WATERFRONT VACANT LOT!
Brand-new seawall! Dock with hoist! Completely
cleared! Water meter included! 2401 SE 33rd St.
$162,500!
* #90876 ISLES WATERFRONT LOT! Close to
Creek at 2624 SE 34th Liff"Sold with existing sea-
wall, shed, dock, and ri a te r meter/account! HOT
AT $150,000!
* VIKINGS 1.25 ACRE PARCELS! Phone Jerry
for details. Priced $35,000 to $65,000 ea.!


90769 LAKE-ACCESS WATERFRONT HOUSE IN
THE ISLES WITH NEW, BRIGHT WHITE KITCHEN
CABINETS! Recently installed new oven/range, frige,
dishwasher! Superb dock on one of our very best canals!
Garage with laundry! Sturdy block construction of
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#90791 GOOD OLE' AFFORDABLE PINE RIDGE
PARKI Where more people are heading to find afford-
able mobiles! Here's an older 2'/2 on fully fenced lot
with carport! Need cash buyer or someone with their
own source of funds due to trailer age. BUT PRICE AT
ONLY $82,500! MAKE OFFER!


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g90984 AFFORDABLE ,)88 DOLiBLEWIDE! Nor.-
waterfront Buckhead location with water and sewer
service! Large screened patio, carport, neat interiors!
Looking for something under $100,000? It's hard to
find-we know! Full 2 bedroom / 2 bath! IT'S A
"GONER" AT JUST $79,900!
FINE VIKINGS PARCEL PRICED TO SELL!
Compare! Nice parcel with power line in front at
15784 NW 262nd St. We have map. JUST $34,900!
ANCIENT OAKS RV RESORT VACANT
LOTS for your "Park" model or other'conforming
travel trailer! A wonderful place to be! PRICED
FROM $39,000 TO $50,000.
90440 ISLES "DRY" LOT FOR DOUBLEWIDE!
For county-conforming doublewide that can fit on
this pie-shaped lot at 2081 SE 25th DR! $70,000!
* #89201 4.50 ACRES WITH FRONTAGE ON
BUSY 78 WEST! Zoned Agriculture, Land-Use
Plan designation has been URMU! Okeechobee
County at 9371 Hwy. 78W. $450,0001


;91285 ON THE LAKE-ACCESS W1VTERWAN IN
ANCIENT OAKS RV RESORT! Chariot "Park" model
with addition and screened back porch overlooking boat
dock & canal! Rare opportunity in big resort to park
boat at your backyard! Handicap ramp, carport!
$180,000 !







'iQ11"'5 ANCIENT OKS CORNER LOCATION
WITH LITTLE LAKE FRIEDA FRONTAGE!
Tastefully decorated 2 bath "Park" model has addition
with many windows for morning sunshine!
Landscapped corner with palms! Entry room could
serve many functions! $120,000 TODAY!







#89120 WATERFRONT TRAILER PARK FOR SALE!
Treasure Island vicinity includes approx. 31 sites!
Situated on 9 existing platted subdivision watefront lots
that is about evenly split between COM and RM zoning!
ASKING PRICE IS $1,200,000! ASK FOR DON
REFRANZ/REALTOR!



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590968 LIKE-NEW 2004 HOUSE ON PEACEFUL
POND SETTING! Full 3/2 block construction with 2
screened patios and a Florida Room overlooking the
water! Vaulted living room ceilings, 2-car garage, metal
roof, Nu-Air insulated windows, sec- urity system, Isles
neighborhood! $279,000!
OK ACRES/10 ACRE PARCELS NOW
WITH SELLER FINANCING
FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!
Please call Don Renfranz / Realtor
Financing Terms: With 20% Cash down payment ($50,600), Sellers will hold
a First Mortgage of balance payable In monthly payments of principal &
interest @ 8.00%APR based on 15yr. amortization, to come to term (balloon
payment) at the end of 3rd year from date of note.
* 10 ACRES CLOSE TO TOWN! Lot #7 @ OK Acres
on NE,80th Ave. $220,000!
* 10 ACRES EACH! GOOD PAVED ROAD FRONT!
Lots #13; #17 @ OKAcres directly fronting on paved
NE 80th Ave. $253,000 EACH!
* 11.8+ ACRES AT NORTH END! Lot #1 @ OK
ACRESon NE 80th Ave.! $300,000!


RANCH STYLE ON LARGE LOT HOME ON ONE ACRE
3Bd/3Ba on 2 comer lots. Heated in-ground This 3Bd/2Ba home located in Dixie
pool with cov. Patio. Spacious kitchen with Ranch, offers a open floor plan, and island
lots of cabinets. This is a Large Home for in the kitchen. Wood decking front and
people looking for space. Located in back porch. Adorable and well kept, don't
Okeechobee Estates. Call Lora 634-8578. 822 miss this one. Call Cindi 697-0433. 7895
SE 9th 'itrert .mnA $2"0' ) N-WV 4th Count Akiri, t' 241 51W


NEW HOME
New, New, Everything New. Don't
Miss this one. 2006 Home 3Bd, 2Ba.
Granite countertops, new appli-
ances. Feel secure in this block
home. Call us to take a look at this
great value. Asking: $217,500.


I WAS SURPRISED
With all the extras this 3/2 lake
access home in BHR. Wind rating
of 150mph. Large Bd's, walk-in
closets, open kitchen/ vaulted ceil-
ings. Wood Deck, Seawall. Asking:
$269,900.


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#90101 LAKE-ACCESS WATER- HOUSE IN THE ISLES WITH NEW,
FRONT IN THE ISLES FOR UNDER BRIGHT WHITE KITCHEN CABI-
$200,0001 Cute 1974 trailer with additions NETS! Recently installed new
and all kinds of up-grades! Ceramic tile, oven/range, frige, dishwasher! Superb
screened patio, seawall, dock, storage dock on one of our very best canals!
shed, laundry area, fancy new cabinets! Garage with laundry! Sturdy block con-
ASKING LOW $162,000! struction of course! $252,5001
'OK ACRES -10 ACRE PARCELS!
"Best prices aroiu l on highq uality acreager
Lot #7 $220,000 Seller Financed!
Lot #13 $253,000 Seller Flnancedl
Lot #17 $253,000 Seller Financedl
Lot #1 $300,000 Seller Financedll
#89201 4+ ACRES WITH HWY. 78 WEST FRONTAGE! Zoned AC, mostly
cleared! POTENTIAL AT $450,000.
#90771, ISLES WATERFRONT IMPROVED VACANT LOT! All "debris"
gone -no, clpFing expenses' Brand new seawall! Dock with existing hoist!
Conforming new doubtle.'ide or house OK! Existing water account included!
$162,500. ., _
#91122 PRAIRIE PARCEL PRICED TO BEAT THE COMPETITION Why
pay $40,000 or more? And it's' a nice one with power line! We have map and
directions to get to it at 15784 NW 262nd Street! $JUST $34,900!


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EXTRA. EXTRA BW,'2iE -lonre rielr.lace ATTRACTIVE 3'2 D'Wr..IH 1 4-l. q ft I,,- IN LAKEPORT Log rmerr I- feaure: 38.12
in 19 hi.r,.Q ro.:,m Oanr. rtonoim hIrrcr. w'e1t- LOCATION, LOCATION Bu,;Phead Rdge ,rg a 3rea H-'c.rnT.I- .:.r. a euldl, man.- a '..auall3 e ceilir.g. co.r a r.r.c 1.2 :e -
at-bar & Ig. pantry. Screened in patio & hot 2BR/2BA NEW Single Wide w/Boat House. cured 1/2 acres, fenced w/2 access gates & Acres. Lot on the East side of Lakeport.
tub. 2 car garage. Lazy 7 area. $320,000. $170,000. #221A or (91261). Call John 863- located in Spot In The Sun. $175,000. #200- Close to boat ramps and ready for new
#214-D. Call-Sharon 863-634-6241. 607-0413 D. Call Shervl 863-634-1343. owner. $190,000. Call Jeri 863-634-6056.

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SET FOR LIVING. Room concept Large laun- .
dr'y ara, vaulled ceilings in the Living and REDUCED PRICE Qu.et Eastside cul-de-sac VICTORIAN TWO STORY HOME, 3;'2 and DELIGHTFUL KEY WEST 2/2 home in
Kitchen, breakfast bar and nook plus pantry. All Exceptional 3/2 DWMH on 1/2 acre. NEW a half bath, but could be 4/2.5. NEW roof, BHR., 162ft waterfront, seawall, boathouse,
3 bedrooms have walk-in closets and master kitchen, 30x12 screen room, 20X48 workshop for new exterior paint. Wood laminate though- workshop, fruit trees, garden, deck, screen
has circular garden tub, his-n-hers closets. Sun all your hobbies. Beautiful plants. $129,000 #218 out first floor. Berber carpet upstairs. porch, beautiful landscaping. Bimini shut-
Dorch. $145,000. #210B Call Jeri 863-634-6056 Call Lori 863-634-1457. #219.000. #228 Call Lori 863-634-1457 ters. $259,000. #203C. Call Lori 634-1457.


.- w" BUCKHE ND RIDGE -l5I 35 (-00 ';. INDU.TRI LLOT.
T A LOR CREEKS lILE. 19000l o LOat' acs, ,, a .:.r.-.r : a ib,. LL FlI rm. I ".;, I. I i- I;.:l :rr. I ; I .:,r. Cl i'a ,-.:.:.lbh ml.
2001 DWMH, 3Bd/28a, carport, Fla. room, breakfast carport, patio, fully furnished, new tile in kitchen, NEW! NEW! NEW LISTINGi details, 634-5588.
nook, furnished, storage area, sprinkler syst. RVhook-up hallway & bath; new paint interior/exterior, new See this Lakefront custom Manufactured home RIVER OAK ACRES: Very rare airstrip vacant lot in upscale
on property. Sprinkler system w/pump fromlake. Home Berber carpet, new deco blinds in FLa. room. Curb with apartment and 3 entrances. Call Pat 634-5588. neighborhood. Beautiful cleared lot. Oak trees, High & dry.
Ill .n.- -,-, -- K 6--.6- v -W" (on i) appeal C3all v 634-W( (5 fi] tiio l Call Kathy 634-8676. $220,000. (#90339)
Suitable for home or MH. Call Pat 863-634-5588. (#89432)
"-";" 20 +/- less read right of way, cleared high & dry acres on
Hwy. 700A. Beautiful home site. Can be divided. Call Pat at
-V -w1a0 acres less read right of way near town. Call Pat 863-634-
BLCI. HiAD RIDGE $1A4.000 QUAIL OODS 1 ... Large lot inc ty,zonedmulti-family/residential. Great loca-
Lake access water DWMH 3/2, Fl. rm, patio, extra TAYLOR CREEK ISLES $155,000 *MOTIVATED SELLER"** Beautiful 5.540 acres, tion. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
long carport (2 cars), 2 sheds, covered boat shed Lake access waterfront 3Bd/3Ba, Fl. rm, minutes nice mature trees in Quail Woods. Convenient to 24 +/- acres with large modem CBS home & new DWMH
w/elec. lift, pontoon boat w/motor, new Thermadou- from Taylor Creek locks. Well maintained MH east coast commuters. Call Kathy for more info plus various outbuildings. Call Pat 863-634-5588.
ble pane windows. New paint. Fully furnished, move w/Fla. rm., bedroom & bath addition. Lots of 863-634-8676. Bring your horses. Lot approx. 50 acres cleared. Call Pat 634-5588.
ih condition. Just bring personal items. (#90436) upgrades and beautiful decorated. (#90548) 260x910x938x260. (#90970) 1.25 acres in Viking. Asking $35,900. Call Pat 634-5588.
NOTE: These offerings are subject to errors, omissions or withdrawal without notice. Information believed accurate but not guaranteed.


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210 NW Park St., Ste. 202,
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Office 863-763-3566
Linda Thornton Cell 561-252-8383
Craig Eaton Cell 863-697-0964
Jim Pippin Cell 863-634-6134
Ruthi Pippin Cell 863-634-1503
Julie Turner Cell 863-697-1649
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090830 '"5' x 106' lotibuilding site in Bass-'ood on N-%V 32nd A'.erue
$?6.000
#90469 100 x 142.5 Multifamily Building Site in Okeechobee City Limits.
$59,900
#89915 86' x 286' Single Family Building Site in Okeechobee City Limits.
$64,000
#89186 75' x 110' Waterfront Building Site in Treasure Island. Dock &
Seawall included. $139,900
#90852 1.25 acre Viking lot on a canal. $35,000
#90368 1.25 acre Viking lot in Section 22. $50,000
#90629 New/Pre Construction 3/2/1 in Basswood. Buyer needs construc-
tion financing. $166,900
#90027 Waterfront 3/2 CBS home in Okeechobee Estates w/ pool. $249,000
#90042 Waterfront 3/2 SWMH includes seawall & dock. Home is dose to
Taylor Creek. $199,000
#90044 Waterfront 2/1.5 home in Treasure Island. Seawall & Dock.
$209,000
#90043 Waterfront 2/2 DWMH in Taylor Creek Isles. $225,000
#90522 Waterfront 3/2 DWMH in Taylor Creek Isles w/ many extras!!!
$225,000


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Reflections from the Pulpit


United Choir
Members of the Okeechobee Community Choir representing 15 area churches recently
presented an Easter Cantata at First United Methodist Church. Members pictured seat-
ed left to front in front row are: Glenda Fulwider, Debbi Johnson, Julie Cllement, Doris
Hansen, Betsey Cheney, Second row seated left to right: Arleen Fanter, Elsie Landers,
Bonnie Thomas, Mary Hurley, and JoAnne Snelling. First row standing seated left to
right; Sandy Perry, Director, Joy Kidwell, Annemay Kelso, Jane Stough, Melisa Eddings,
Betty Clement, Faye Haverlock, Michael Hayes -Accompanist, Second row standing left
to right; Chris Sufficool, Ruth Moldrik, Victoria Williams, Kathryn Wilkinson, Josie Weiss,
Judy Simpson, and Pam Gaucin. Third row standing left to right: Connie Abney, Dale
Bryant, Lonnie Kirsch, Brooke Baker, and Linda Hancock. Fourth row standing left to
right: Nicolle Wood Narrator, Steve Walker, Elsie Ratliff, George Clement, Valerie White,
Cecila Doyle, Carolyn Burrell. In the fifth row standing left to right are: Justin Allen, Emil
Moldrik, Bob Hansen, Chris Askeland, and Dave Fanter. Back row standing left to right:
Tom Murray, Rahl Wilkinson, John Sufficool, Johp Koepke, Tommy Markham, John Bur-
rell, and Keith Abbott. Not pictured; Sheila Brown Sound, Wynnefred Shepard, Doug
McCoy, Logan Perry and Leah Suarez.


Voice of Truth
Members of the Okeechobee Church of God drama troupe including Brandi Yates, Cody
Mohr, Tiki King, Colton Nosworthy, Albo King, Audrey Turbeville and Alaina Perviss per-
formed a dramatization of the song, "Voice of Truth"' for a crowd gathered to observe a
'National Day of Prayer on Thursday.'


By Rev. AI Jaquith, pastor,
First Baptist Church
of Basinger
To the churches of America
comes a call from our brothers
and sisters around the world,
"Wake up! Get your collective
heads out of the sand!" The perse-
cution of the church is not a thing
of the past, or an event to be
avoided in the future. It is a pres-
ent reality for most of the true
church today!
The Scriptures clearly teach
that ALL true believers makeup
the Body of Christ on earth, and" -
if one member suffers, all the
members suffer." (1 Cor. 12:26)
When Saul was persecuting the
early church, Jesus asked him,
"Why are you persecuting ME?"
This was a clear recognition that
Jesus identifies with believers in
ways that transcended their fee-
ble theological understanding.
Many pulpits across America
are preaching a "health & wealth"
gospel that is quite misleading.
Few would argue against the
"blessings" available to the true
believer. However, Scripture also
has a lot to say about the expect-
ed suffering in the Christian life.
The early disciples "rejoiced that
they were counted worthy to suf-
fer shame for His name."(Acts
5:41) The apostle Paul wrote to
the church in Philippi "For to you
it has been granted on behalf of


Religion Briefs

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


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


Christ, not only to believe in Him,
but also to suffer for His
sake."(Phil.1 :29) In the same let-
ter Paul also said; "that I may
know Him and the power of His
resurrection, and the fellowship
of His sufferings, being con-
formed to His death."(Phil.3:10) I
believe the church in America
had better prepare for the day
when being a Christian will not be
as easy as it is today. The news
reminds us that we are in a cultur-
al war that is driving a wedge
between the secular world and
people of faith. Some are talking
about the "criminalization" of
Christianity and the assaults on
Bible believing people are
increasing. The message that
Jesus "is the only way" to salva-


tion has become "politically
incorrect" and "exclusive", and I
envision a time in the near future
that this will not be tolerated.
There is a promise in Scripture"
that explains why we do'not
already suffer like our brothers
and sisters in foreign lands; "all
who desire to live godly in Christ
Jesus will suffer
persecution."(2Tim.3:12) We,
and I include myself, have com-
promised with the World so
much that we have, lost our dis-
tinctiveness, and the culture of
America has little trouble ignoring
our occasional moralizing. If the
church ever decides to take a
stand against the moral decay in
our land, can persecution be far
behind?


John R. Ard
Licensed Real Estate Broker

909 S. Parrott Ave., Suite L
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Bill Marcum, Associate

(863) 763-0011 Fax: (863) 467-7264


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Wisdom and guidance
Interim Pastor of First Hispanic Baptist Church of LaBelle, Rev. Pete Gawda presented
a prayer to local residents, city and county leaders and others at Thursday observance,
of a National Day of Prayer. In his prayer, Rev. Gawda asked for God's wisdom and guid-
ance for decision makers on county issues.


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Prda 1804 S. Parrott Ave.
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1120 S. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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REALTOR'
Cell:
634-1100


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P a s 1804 S. Parrott Ave.
rki4Jd.S Okeechobee, FL
Q.MM Office: 863-357-4622
Real Estate Fax: 863-763-2578






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Realty Inc.
1200 S. Parrott 763-2104
Specialists On Groves,
Ranches & Acreage
www.century21okeechobee.com


William Jason Tomlinson
Lic. R.E. Broker
909 S. PARROTr AVE.
STE 13A
863-357-303(
www.okeechobeehomes.com
Email: BusyLiz@Strato.net
LIZ WEISSER
Realtor

447-1443
Office:
467-9968
'l!.'T1 Berger
:L2..L' J Real Estate Inc.
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday,May 5,
through Thursday,May 12, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Mission Impossi-
ble 3" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9:10 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Theatre II "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 III "Hoot"(PG)
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.
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

Free parenting
classes offered
Free six-week parenting class-
es for parents of young children
are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at
the Pregnancy Resource Center,
1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics
include discipline a family
affair, birth to eight months -
infants, eight to eighteen months
the toddler, 18 to 36 months -
terrific twos, three year olds, and
uncommon sense. Each week
parents "earn" baby bucks to pur-
chase items for their baby at the
center's Baby Boutique. Child-
care is not provided; however,
infants in carriers are welcome.
For details, call (863) 763-8859 or
(863) 697-6320.

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. Ifyou would like
to give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in time of disas-
ter, please call Debbie Riddle or
Candace at the American Red
Cross-Okeechobee branch at
(863) 763-2488.

Child care help
is now available
The Early Learning Coalition
has funding for child care for eligi-
ble 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 Okee-
chobee County; meet income
guidelines; and be working, going
to school or a combination 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 cuando
teciven 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 evac-
uaron a causa de los huracanes
Rita y Katrina seran aseptades en
el centro. Con el ingreso de la
familiar de trabajo de agriculture.
Animamos que las families con
ninos incapacidados aplican. Para
mas information por favor de lla-
Sylvia o Julieta o por favor de lla-
mar al (863) 467-6950 y abler con
Bethzaida or Priscilla.


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Auctions 105
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Special Notices 155
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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
BABYSITTER NEEDED to care
for 2 young children. 4- V1/
days per week. Ref. required.
Call Valerie 863-697-2181


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
STUFFED TOY- Found on
1/4/06 on the Lake Okeecho-
bee Scenic trail. Taylor Creek
/Jaycee Park 863-357-0448
ZIPPO LIGHTER, engraved,
found in Okeechobee DOF
parking lot. Call to identify.
(863)357-0448


BULL MASTIFF-- Male
130-1401bs. 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
DACHSHUND, Leopard Color,
Black & Grey Spots. Unique
looking. Male. Vic. of 15A &
15B. Reward. (863)697-1421
DOBERMAN, black & tan,
John Deere collar, vic. of NW
50th & 441. REWARD!
(954)326-2083





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DOG, Min. Schnauzer, light
gray female, "Abby", was in
car accident on SR 80.
REWARD. (407)718-0958
DOGS, Neutered male chihua-
hua & female beagle in Muse
area, (863)674-0874 or
(239)425-7016.


BASSET HOUND, Male, 2
years old. Free to good
ome. (863)763-4052
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
KITTENS- FREE Lovable.
Ready on 5/23/06.
(863)467-8464
PIT BULL MIX- male, brindle,
free to good home.
(863)675-4697 LaBelle


Employment -
Part-Tim 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A Hi-tech company needs:
TECH SUPPORT
w/good hardware,
computer & Internet skills
Pick up application
@ 100SW15th St. or
Fax resume to 863-467-0816
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
Find It faster. Sell it soon-
er In the classlfleds


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



HEAVY EQUIPMENT
OPERATORS
Exp. only need apply.
Scrapers, Loaders,
Dozers, ADT, Articulate
Dump Trucks, etc. Palm
Beach, Martin &
Okeechobee Counties.
DFWR EOE
Call (800)537-3031 for
info or fax resume to,
(561)799-5650
HIRING FRONT
DESK/HOUSEKEEPING
F/T, Apply in person at Pier II
2200 SE Hwy 441
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips
JoIn ag the people who
say, "I sold it in the clas-
sifYlds."


LEAD POSITION AVAILABLE
For Infants & Toddlers
Call Wendy at Faith Academy
PreSchool (863)763-8800
MECHANIC NEEDED
@ Feed Mill
Experienced Diesel Mechanic
Experience on Semi Tractor
Trailers a plus; Benefits avail.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St., Okeechobee
(863)763-5586
NEEDED IMMEDIATELY
LABORER & PIPE LAYER
For Underground Company
in Ft. Pierce. 863-610-0889

HELP WANTED
Local cleaning
company seeking
FU W LLTIME/PMTITIME
'- eTpiWlw- GOOD PAY.
i 3 Srn-. ::30pm-11pm,
.11nprm .l11pm. Mon.-
Ir Fnr I ,31 per mo. day-
STim- mu.:, nave valid FL
DL r to & from
S :. .: nminal record.
For Application call
n 863-763-0902
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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 fit test 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 dmeiton(southerngardens.com

CLERK SPECIALIST
(Office Clerks, General L1)
(#64081579)
Front desk clerical position at Glades
County Health Department in Moore Haven;
medical records & computer work experience
helpful; Bilingual English & Spanish required;
Background screening/fingerprinting required.
EEO/AA. Apply on line:
https://peoplefirst.myflodda.com or
CallAlina @863-946-0707x208
for more details

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


PLUMBER
Brighton Reservation

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



Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
I
Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North
I
NEED A GOOD JOB?
Career opportunity for a motivated dedicated
person who is willing to accept responsibility
in return for good wages, benefits and respect.
Bi-lingual, computer skills, and friendly per-
sonality a plus. Call 357-2442 for interview.

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N. W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


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The Okeechobee News
is seeking a full time
Outside Sales Consultant.
The right applicant will:
Be enthusiastic
Be inquisitive
Be service oriented
Be hi .h ,Tmorn ed'
Be a -elt-managed inll. dual
Be well organized
Preferably have previous sales experience
Be a good team player
Be able to handle pressure
Have computer skills
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer






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 in Early 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

THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Has an opening for Administrator for Okeechobee County.
Annual Salary range Is $70,000-$90,000.
Minimum Qualifications:
Five years progressively responsible experience in public health
practice, with management responsibilities in two or more
areas of public health desired; five or more years of supervi-
sory experience and budget oversight and development re-
quired. Experience In grant writing, public speaking, working
with elected officials and the media preferred. Experience in
quality improvement techniques, directing, planning organiz-
ing, developing, monitoring, budgeting, and human resource
management preferred as well as knowledge and experience
in essential pubic health services and a demonstrated knowl-
edge of health policy issues. Seeking individual with experi-
ence in Bio terrorism and Disaster Response. Please apply
on-line at https://iobs.my florida.com. Refer to requisition
number 64051297. Closing date: May 26, 2006. EEO/ANA/VP
Employer. Contact Lona Gibson for more information
(850) 245-4242.




HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE: 11:30AM-8PM

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


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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.

TRUCK DRIVERS NEEDED!!!
Must have Class A CDL.
We have Benefits, Paid
Vacat on, Paid Insurance &
Bonuses. Home every night.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
"3079 NW 8th Street, Okee


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


Energetic, Personable Medical
Assistant Needed. Full Time
in busy medical office. Exp.
necessary. Fax CV Ito
863-582-9800.



Experienced person needed to
work on a M151A1 M.U.TT.
JEER Needs engine repair
and restoration. Call Bill at
(863)357-0325 after 6 p.m.
HOUSEKEEPER: Needed PIT.
In the Bassinger Area to help
Cleaning Windows & Screens,
etc. Call 863-467-4823


OFFICE ASSISTANT
Experience a MUST Drop off
resume at 105 SW 3rd Ave
LaborFinders
SECRETARY/BOOKKEEPER
25 hrs Quickbooks, Works,
typing & grammar skills a
must 863-763-3736
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BICYCLE, black, low rider e- WEIGHT BENCH, like new. 2
BICYCLE, black, low rider, ve- people can work out at same
lour seat, dual pipes, 144 time. Used 3 times. $600
spoke wheels, exc. condo (863)674-1727
$150. (863)467-2573



BATHROOM VANITY TOP CERAMIC DISHES Like new,
31" Marble, shell shaped 5-piece place settings for 9
w/sink & faucet. $30 & 8 matching lasses Blue
w/sink & faucet(863)763-8548. $30. &white.$35(863)763-8149
DOORS, INTERIOR, (4) ForJw y6
Mobile Home. Good condition.
$100 for all, will sep. NECKLACE, KINGMAN Tur-
(863)447-2130 quoise, Squash Blossom
MEDICINE CABINETS (2) w/Bear Claws. Very unique.
MEDICINE CABINETS (2), $2400 neg. (863)467-8161
White, 3 shelves, towel bar,
mirrored door. 30" x 16". , ,
$10/both. (863)763-4098
ROOF SHINGLES- 10 packs, BED FRAME, Mattress &
$150. will separate. Spring. Full size. Great con-
(863)467-1120 dition $75. (863)467-4649


surge, used 1 week, $500 wished, $700 + sec.
(863)692-2229 863-763-7262 or
GENERATOR- Coleman Pow- 561-582-8693.
ermate., 2500w, 5hp Briggs o ss .R n I'93
& Straton eng. New condi-
tion$200.(863)763-1501 NE OKEE. CITY, 2br, 2ba,
GENERATORS- Honda, Shed, Carport. Pets welcome
1-3100w & 1-1500w $525. $900. mo. + Sec. Ref &
Firm. 863-763-7950 or cr/cksreq.(863)763-7545
863-634-8474
863-634-8474NEW HOME: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
JACK To pull engines, good Tile Liv. Rm., No HOA. $1295.
.condition. $80 mo. Lawrence Associates.
(239)657-4348 Immokalee 1-800-543-2495
MIG WELDER, Hobart 175, OKEECHOBEE 3BR/2BA, 1
with cart, exc. cond., $400. car garage. $1400/month &
(863)357-5754 $500 deposit. (754)214-4964
SCROLL SAW, 16". $75 orl-888-655-9545
(863)467-6797 perspective3k(@aol.com
VARIOUS ASSORTMENT OF Option to sell $21Ok
TOOLS- Hand tools, Ladder, OKEECHOBEE, 3 Bedroom 2
Yard tools & morel Take all Bath, 2 car garage. Available
for $150.(863)635-0474 immediately 863-763-4330


Services IM
SSHUTTERS- Decorators, Vinyl.
1-pr 12"x24" 2 pr 12"x48", 2
pr 14"x49", Needs paint $25.
for all (863)763-1997
Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410 STORM WINDOW PANELS,
Child Care Offered415 24 gage: (4) 33", (6) 34",
Instruction 420 (12) 40", (1) 69". Like new.
Services Offered425 $100 for all. (863)946-1692
Insurance 430 WINDOWS (6) aluminum
Medical Services435 crank outs 29.5W x 52"L
with screen, All for $25
(863)763-1997

JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available. JEEPS: 2 Battery Operated, 1
& Bob Cat work. Wrangler & 1 Enforcer Jr.
863-467-4734 Need batteries. $40 for both.
Call 863-467-4734 (863)697-0845


Merchandise CLOTHES, Little Girls, size.
6-8, Designer. 50 items. All
1- "I gfor $500 or will sell sep.
(863)467-4253
Air Conditioners 505 HARLEY DAVIDSON WEAR,
Antiques 510 ladies & mens all leather,
Appliances 515 several items, $800 for all or
Appliance Parts 520 will sell sep. (863)467-4253
Beauty Supplies 525 SCRUBS- 15 top, Some pants
Bicycles 530 Size small $50.
Books & Magazines535 (863)697-8084
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545 'Cletbs 055
Carpets ugs 550
Children's Items 555 ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
China, Glassware, Etc. 560 COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
Clothing 565 old. Rare items. $1000 all or
Coins/Stamps 570 best offer.. 863-824-3358
Collectibles 575
Computer/,Video 580 PLATES 12, '94 Betty Boop,
Crafts/Supplies 585 Danberry Mint, America's
Cruises 590 Sweetheart, mint cond.,
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595 $300.(772)342-1967
Fireplace Fixture 600 SALT- n PEPPER SHAKERS
Firewood 605 (1041 Sets) asking $2500
Furniture 610 863)801-4949
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620 'u ie 05
Heating Equipment/'
Supplies 625
Supphold Items 6 HP CompaqPresario Win.
Household Items630 XP, 17" monitor, keyboard,
JeweLamps/Lights 64035 mouse & speakers. Exc.
Luggagelts 645 cond. $375 (863)763-6342
Medical Items 650 Dr e," Li
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665 BED SET- Queen, Comforter.
Ppts/Supplies/ Matching pair shams. Beige
Services 670 background w/floral. $50.
Photography 675 (863)467-8681
Plumbing Supplies 680D n0
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690 BEDROOM SET Daybed,
Satellite 695 chest of drawers, dresser,
Sewing Machines 700 hutch & mirror. $300
Sporting Goods 705 (863)447-1136
Stereo Equipment 710 BEDROOM SUITE, Beautiful, 6
Television/Radio 715 c. w/Sealy Posturepedic
Tickets 720 Mattress. Antique Beige Col-
Tools 725 or. $1200. (863)763-9410
Toys& Games 730
VCRs 735 CAPTAINS BED- with 6 draw-
Wanted to Buy 740 ers, $250 (863)261-1117
DRESSER Large, 9 drawers.
Antique handles, exc. cond.
Hard wood. $30
C 050I (863)763-3830/697-6507
ENTER CENTER- Rattan, ask-
AIR CONDITIONER 5 ton, ing $150(86374-0963
hardly used. As is. $800 Call ig$5(8374
Steve (239)564 2173 La- ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,-
Belle Armoire stile. $40b
A(863)447-1136
ETAGERE- China 4 shelf, ask-
AMERICAN OAK DRESSER- (ng $1674-50963very nice
1800's, Excellent condition,
$500. or best offer. LOVESEAT, beige, cloth,
(863)675-4201 $125. (863)7635011
Headboard & footboard with MEXICAN BAR Light green
rails. $50 (561)704-3690 wood w/ overhead stem
glass holder. $150.
HUNGARIAN HAY WAGON, (561)704-3690
antique, great for decoration
store or farm, $2500 RECLINER LOVESEAT- Like
(863)467-1322 new, Leather, Pd $1500 Will
trade for nice Day Bed & Gold
WAGON WHEELS, Hungarian Chain. 863-357-2233 Okee.
100) wooden, $75
863)467-1322 RECLINERS (2) 1 blue and 1
tan. Like new. $200 or best
WHISKEY BARRELS (2) offer. Must sell.
About 100 years old. $1200 (727)741-5313
or best offer for both or will
sep.(863)634-5821 SHELVING UNITS 2 match-
ing, cream w/black bkgrd.
Appianes 51 35'x2', $100 for both.
(863)674-0098.
ELECTRIC/PROPANE Sleeper-Sofa- Queen, Castro
REFRIGERATOR, 6 cu. ft., Convertible&7-ftcouch.
new. Get ready for hurri- $250. Willseparate.
canes. $750 (239)297-4006 LaBelle 239-822-5955
FREEZER, Chest Type, Small, SOFA & LOVESEAT 6 mths.
Runs good. $75. old. Pd. $2000, asking
(863)634-5402 $1500 or best offer.
(863)634-5821 call any-
REFRIGERATOR, 15 cu. ft., time.863)634-5821 call any-
$100. (863)357-1517 aft
6pm TODDLER BED, Graco Stroller,
girls clothes, 72+ pcs., $80
REFRIGERATOR, Whirlpool, for all. (863)697-0845
asking $100.
(863)357-0690 TWIN BEDS, w/Simmons deep
sleep mattress & boxspring
WASHER & DRYER Whirl- & rails, $200.
pool, matching set, great for (863)763-5011
shop/mud room, $100/both. TING DESK, 17"x43"
(863)675-2404 after 5pm. WRITING rE,7"x43"
$75. (863)763-8943
WASHER & DRYER- 6 mogs askforTracy
old, like new, $400
(863)467-6030 'YOUTH BED $40
(863)674-1727
WASHER & DRYER, Good (37 2
condition. $150.
(863)447-2130
Washer/Dryer, stack set, USED GOLF BALLS- 1 dozen.
$150. (863)357-1517 aft $3.00 (410)397-3034
6pmr

38 CAL Stainless steel, 5
COFFEE POT- 10 cup Farber shot revolver, 2" barrel, cus-
Ware, like new, $20 tomer grips, like new, $395
(863)467-8681 (863)467-6696
GARBAGE COMPACTOR- Ken-
more, used very littel ,great IaI
condition, $100
(863)763-7437 BOWFLEX EXTREME, mint
condo w/a(l accessories,
$800. (239)324-2335


LIFT CHAIR, Good condition. REMOTE CONTROL CAR #
$350. (863)801-4949 RCO10 & TRUCK T-Max, 4x4,
LIFT CHAIR- Pde. Great con- Gas Power. 2 motors & extras!
LIFT CHAIR- Prideion $375. FiGreat con- $350 will sep. 863-304-5573
edition $375. Firm
(863)635-3540m1
WINCH LIFT power operated
for mobility chair. Like new, Wanted: Slide In Pickup
$400/best offer. Camper, (863)234-9595
(772)342-1967.
1= = 11=1 Agriculture
ARCADE GAMES, (2), $1100
will sell separately.
(863)357-2773
BEER KEG FRIDGE, $50
(863)763-8548
HOUSE PLANS, for a 3br, 2b, Farm Miacellaneous 815
Ready to pull permit Asking Frm Pr ouce 820
$2000 or best offer. Farm SPervioduces 82
863-634-3164 Offer vices
Offered 825
TARP- Roll up for Motorhome Farm Supplies/
or RV. 19', Very good cond. Services Wanted 830
$125. 863-697-2724 Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
GUITAR- Bentley, 6 string, Livestock 855
With hard case. A-1 condi- Poultry/Supplies 860
tion. $150 (863)635-3382 Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865
KEYBOARD, Electronic,
Yamaha. Has legs. $200.
(863)946-3822

TRACTOR- Ferguson, 1951,
COPIER- Konica 7033, comm. exc cond., w/new bush hog,
with 3 drawers, duplicator, $4500 or best offer,
sorter, collates, little used, (863)763-3679/697-3108
$2500 neg.(863)763-15500
DESK, Large, oak. $100 or
best offer. (863)467-6943 APHA PAINT MARE 6 yrs.
OFFICE CHAIR, $75 or best Experienced rider only.
offer. (863)467-6943 Sweet & pretty. $1500
(863)258-3838
ARAB QUARTERHORSE
CANARY, beautiful, yellow, GELDING, very spirited,
$60. (863)357-3639 beautiful, $900 or best offer.
$0 (863)763-4149
CAT- Cute, gray with white
markings. 3yrs old Neutered HORSE, 8 yrs. old. Gelding
& declawed. To Good Home Good horse, great w/kids.
Only! $50. (86,3)634-3841 Moving must sell. $2000 or
best offer. (239)633-3649
CORGI PUPPIES, AKC, 8 wks.
Champion Bloodlines. $500. REG. APR GELDING 14yrs.
Call (336)909-0740 or email: Kid safe but also a good dde
michellebell@yadtel.net for beginner to adv. adult.
DOBERMAN PUPS- AKC, $1500(863)638-4006
Health Cert., Shots, Tails, De- SADDLE, 15", tan roughout,
clawed. Parents on premises. new rawhide stirrups & new
Free Family Tree. $650.-$750. WeaverSmartCinch. $200
(863)467-5400 (772)263-1178
DONKEY- lyr old, male, $100 THOROUGHBRED MARE, reg-
(561)644-5418 or istered, 12 yrs. old, 16/2
(954)465-6614 hands, gentle, w/good man-
GERMAN SHEPHERD- female, ners, $1000. (863)763-4149
spayed, 3yrs old, home must
have fenced yard $50 L a rn 08
(863)357-3026.
NANDAY CONURE PARROT, LAWN TRAILER: New, 3x4 Ft.,
Male w/cage. $160 Stainless Steel w/Balloon
(863)673-4716 Tires. $150. (863)357-5754
PITBULL PUPPIES, UKC Reg., PATIO CHAIRS (4 Wrought
4 wks. Ready to gol Large, Iron. $50 for all.
Red Nosed. 863-634-5364 af- (863)946-3822
ter 4 pm for details.
RED NOSE PIT PUPS- With RIDING LAWN MOWER -
pEr 8wSE P d PU y t Craftsman LT 1000. 42" cut.
papers 8wks old. Read to About 6mos. old. Asking
go to good homes. $00 Ao. $70.(6)9731
(863)801-1236 $750. (863)697-3212
SOCIETY FINCH- Brown & RIDING MOWER- 6 mos old,
white Good foster parents. asking $800 (863)467-6030
$18 (863)357-3639 RIDING MOWER, Craftsman,
m38" Cut, Automatic, 121/
Kohler engine. $450 firm.
Suppies 6 (863)763-3451
Double Sink, Stainless steel, SNAPPER 30"- rear engine,
33" x 22", w/all hardware, $600 (863)517-2077 La-
hoses & garbage disposal. Belle
$60neg.(863)763-6216 Rentals


SOLAR PANELS- 7, large,
Make your own heating pool .
system $175. or will separ-
ate (239)394-7005 Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
REEL- Penn 4400 SS Open Coideos/
face reel. Like new. $40. Townhouses Rent92o
(863)635-3382 Farm Property -
Rent 925
'troHouse Rent 930
Land. Rent 935
Resort Property -
Eqipet 70Lnd-Rent 935
CAR AMPLIFIER Kenwood, Roment 945
900 watt max. $120 RoomemtoRent 955
(863)824-0776 Rooms to Rent 955
(863)824-0776 Storage Space -
CAR CD PLAYER, Pioneer Rent 960
DEH-P47DH, Super Tuner,
Retail $300 Sell $200. (in
Box) (863)357-0448
JL AUDIO 5.25 COMPONENT
SYSTEM, Brand new, Model FURNISHED APT- On Water.
VR525CS. $225 Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
(239)340-1369 nity. No pets Call between 9-4
SUBWOOFER 15" MA Audio pm daily (863)357-2044
in sealed or ported box. LARGE1BR:$750+util.,
$120 (863)824-0776 1st mo. + sec. and
LARGE Efficiency $500 +
ufil., 1stmoa. + sec. Both in
town, on water. No pets. Non
TELEVISION- PanasonIc 27", Smk. Env. 863-634-0322
dvd/vhs combo set. $250 or
bestoffer. (727)741-5313 OKEECHOBEE NEW 2BR/1BA
& 1BR/1BA for lease, in-
TOSHIBA- 31" w/remote Pd. cludes water, stove, refrig-
$1000. Asking $175. or trade erator, dishwasher. No pets
for Jewelry of equal value, or smoking. Call Robert at
(863)634-9620 Okee area (863)634-7489
TRUSSED ANTENNA- 70 ft, 10
ft sections, with base, mast -
& hardware. $400. or best
offer. (863)675-4201 Commercial Building for
WIDESCREEN HDTV 51" Mag- lease, approx. 7,000 sq. ft.,
navox, only 18 mos. old and up to 30 parking spaces, 4
works perfect. $600 firm. Bathrooms, $3000 mo.,
563)28-3211 5pm to 8951 Hwy. 78 West.
upm3 877-878-7275.


COLEMAN POWERMATE
GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt Taylor Creek Condo, 18R, fur-









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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

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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
305-118-4444


BASSWOOD: 3 Bdrm.. 2 Ba..
1 Car Garage. (863)467-2894
Full details @ blw://home.
earthlink ne\-dmrDnnce
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,
carolynthomasrealty
@yahoo.com
J & S ESTATES- 11 yr old
trame house 2BR/2BA, w/gar
500 sq It. Rec. room, Pool.
Steam cabinet. Sauna cabinet
Treadmill & Weignt equip
$155.000 Broker projected.
(772)597-6158 or
954)801-6158
KING'S BAY 2BR. 2BA
w/appl., new a/c, access o10
clubhouse, pool & tennis.
$150,000 (863)467-4446
NEW 3/2/2 in Everglades Es-
lates. Quality Built. Screen
Porch. Sprinklers, Alarm Sys.,
Cenlral Varc 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
OKEECHOBEE- SW area. 4br.
3ba. w/bonus/otice, 2900
sf, new roof, new ext paint.
1/2 acre, asking $384,000
Visit FSBO com
(8631697-1725
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, bw/Pool. Re-
modeled. Musl See Inside
$176.000.863-697-8654


EXCELLENT LOTS FOR SALE
Buildable @ Good pnces.
Okeechobee & Scoring Area.
losraulmarrero corn
Marrero Real Estate, Lic.
(407)436-5140
Lazy 7 Area. +/- 11.6 acres
loT sale zoned single family.
o w n e r / b r o 'er .
(863)467-2552
kaLn3nne.williarmnsealnhlink net


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

Mobile Homes

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Buckhead Ridge, Furnished
2BR/1BA on 8th Street.
Large FL room, c/a, heat,
nice landscaping. Non-
smoker adults, no pets.
W/cable, lawnservice and
washer. $800/mth. plus sec.
(317)339-6205
BUCKHEAD RIDGE
Large DW3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
w/lake access & upper deck.
Call Lod @561-723-3476
OKEE. ELLIEBOBSHORES-
S828 Hwy 441 SE. 3-1br SW
for rent $900 mo. Incl util.
(863)610-1386
OKEE. 2br 2ba '88 S/W 90'
120' lot 180.000 or $900
mo. rent
863-697-3306 467-8464
OKEECHOBEE- Waterfront
Beautiful, Adult Community,
2/1 5, lully turn. e. $795/mo. Avail May 1si
or lor sale @ $85.000
15611202-7702



GRANDMA'S GROVE in
LaBelle. 51 Wheel RV Mobile
Home w/Flonda room at-
tached 17500 (239)303-07"41
or email dwil198",S arthlink nei
NORTH OF OKEE. 2BR, 2BA.
Addit. 12'x36' Carport. On
Kissimmee River, boat
docks. Motor nome parking.
Storage parking Fisherman
dream. Ouite area. Mainm
$80 mo $85,000 Call Glen
or Pat 863-467-4016 or
357-0305
OKEE. 12x36' 1 Borm.. 1 Ba.
10/40' FL Room, 14'.,24' car-
portl Hot lub. New Kiicen, E-'
GellenI Lndscaping, Adult
Park. Lot rent $184.
$18,000 Neg (8631357-0060






OLDER: 12x64. 2 BR 1 Ba wi
shed @ Knofs Landing Adiull
BV Park. Lot'2 Avail. now
$5200 Firm "(330)398-2757


Recreation



oats l 3005
Camners/RVs 3010
JMtkit 3015
Marine Aceusoriem 3020
Mdfine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport VhicltesATVs 3035



AIR BOAT HAULLS- 2, Fiber-
glass. 1 comes with trailer.
$1000. All offers considered.
(863)824-0505
AIR BOAT-10', Fiberglass hull,
65hp Contenental + 2 extra
motors & hub Like new Wood
prop $3500. 863-673-1963
BASS BOAT- '85, 17'.7", 150
Evinrude, Rebuilt approx 1 yr
ago, 30hrs. All orig. $2500.
(863)634-4818 :.
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
Molor. good s-ape $200 or
nest other 1863)675-6738
PONTOON, 24. 90hp .Jonn-
son bimini top no railer
steady lii f.ih or cruise. 13001)
or best odrer. i863i634-3l07
or 18631634-5471
email rmari605o.@aOl corn
PONTOON- 28', 50hp Joriri-
son, New decI'cdrpel Greal
cond 13200 i863i4-671720
anma(irii'Onlimii comn
PROCRAFT '78- 17 140HP
Mercury w'irailer, 4 scilier,
very 1331 $2200 neg. Call
Nic: 863-6978108
Smoker Craft, 16, iIl Irailer
rolling motor 35hp Mere.,
ready to lisi., 1800.
1863)46-7r428u


CAMPER/TRAVEL TRAILER,
22 Ft, Dual Avel w/Air Condi-
tioning $2500 or Dest ofier
1863)763-8828
COACHMAN CATALINA 1995,
26 FI. Like new. Low mileage.
$16,000 or besI oiler Call
863-634-5914
COLEMAN SUNVALLEY 1982
AK & Awning (Both New '04).
propane sluve pressure waler
pump $1400 (863i467-7905
Jayco,'05, 30', $14 000 '05
Cavalier, 32 $9 000 05 Pu-
ma, pull out. 30'. $15,000.
E 877-878-7275
RV, '05 tlor reni 30' ,lean,
larQe, all furnisheod dull
icommurimlv rni firomii 1550
mo rino pesI
87.-8'78-7275.


Automobiles


RV tots 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.,
Shaila 1959. Snow Condi-
lion Very cute' $2500 or
Desi cher (8631467-8161
TRAVEL TRAILER- '95, Salem,
5th Wheel, Exc. cond. Very
clean $5000 863-763-7727
or .7 2.263-1803
TRAVEL TRAILER TIRES (3)
ST?25.-75R15 0 Rated Good
Iread LLook new. $150 lor 311
wit sep. 1863467-6696
WINNEBAGO 85- Motor
riome. 26' V8. sips 8. very
good cord, 62K $t1000 or
DesT oler (7721284-1194



MARINER, 1993 175HPR 25"
lower unit, runs great,
$2200 C ll 863-697-6095.


HONDA CMX 250, 2003. ev-
cellenri condition $1800
186315 7-2077 La Belle
HONDA MAGNA 1985, 700
CC's, 6 tpd.. Runs great
$2000 of besi otter.
186 3]6'5-0596/673-2025
SCOOTER- '04 Hornda Eliie 80.
Ecelleni condition. 1300 mi.
Re,1 $17001863)763-6646
YAMAHA ROADSTAR 1600
2002, 26K mil., Ecellenl con-
0lhioi w.'e rja'sc. $5,500 or
oest otter Call 863-763-1380
or 863-4-17-0127 or e-mail
canrlZahsamhotITiail corn



ATV TIRES & RIMS, Blackwa-
ter, Yamaha. rear, mounted.
Greal tot mud $150 lor both.
Call Rick 1239)410-3784
ATV TIRES & RIMS, Sand
Snaik. Yamana, rear, mounted.
Great tor sand! $150 for both.
Ca311 Rick 239)410-3784
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new. 10 rip, his Jonn Deere
Galor or Kawasaki Mule. Never
ran $900 (863)692-2229.
GO KART Scorpion. 2 sealer,.
rull Oars, greal shape, $600
firm (863)634-8828 days or
(863)763-4132 evves.
KAWASAKI MULE, '00. good
cund., runs good. $2200.
(863)357-1576/6"34-7210
SUZUKI LT 80, 4 wheeler,
runs good very good c.ond,
oversized tires $650
1863)467-6964
YAMAHA PWBO, '93. runs
good. $400
(8631357-1576/634-7210


aonuaruuionu
equipment 402S
Fore 'Cars 4030
Four W ell Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Traucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Tracks .4050
Sport Utilft '4055
Tractor TralIrs "4080
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



ACURA '88, White, less than
50,000 miles, needs minor
repair $400 (863l467-0644
CHEVY CAPRICE WAGON '89,
imrmaculate & Runs Wonder-
lui. $2250 865(963-9683
CHEVY NOVA '76, Runs good.
Needs a paint job. $2500.
Call Ramon (239)503-5131
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER '87,
318 engine. Real good running
condition. Only asking $500.
(863)612-0657/612-5413.
FORD TAURUS 1994:
Runs well Only $500
(863)467-2894
JAGUAR '02 X-type, great
condition, 33.200k.. loaded
w/rims. Needs tires. $18.000
neg. (239)462-2678 Felda
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 -
V6. auto, good shape, needs
transmission, $400.
(239)657-4348
LINCOLN TOWN CAR '95,
Super deal. oreat gas mile-
age. $2500 (863)763-8149
or 8631610-0270
NISSAN 200SX '96, 5 spd in
good shape, clean inside, runs
great, only needs a starter.
$1800 18631673-4736 Jeft.
PLYMOUTH SUNDANCE 1989
$800 or best oiler
1863)467-9051
TOYOTA CAMRY LE WAGON,
'90. V6, $1750.
(863)357-0506


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

BRONCO II '89 New tans. 4
good tires & battery 60k since
rebuill engine. $1750
(863)805-8789
CHEVY TRUCK '96- 4x4,
$2500 or Desi oiler
1863)467-2139
DODGE DAKOTA PICKUP
2005, 4,-4 w./al i e goodies'
3.700 mis. Excellent gas mile-
age. $21,900. 863-467-7340


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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 bait & 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-curfent New in
box. $100 8630697-0328
BEDLINER for Ford F150
snortoed, exc. condo, $200
(863)634-17'72
BEDLINER for full size Ford
Pick up Truck, excel. $100
or besl offer (8631763-6747
Chevy truck Dare cab and
short bed 1985 win title.
$150 (7721359-2923 or
(863)41'6-5401 .
DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove arid haul $125
1863)467-4328.
ENGINE & TRANS- '97 Toyoli
Corrola 1.8, runs good cond.
low miles. $600
'772216-9002
ENGINE, 3208 Caierpillar,
Like new. (Ran in truck lor
only 20 min. $2500.
863-673-5852/612-5413
ENGINE, 3208 Caterpillar,
Rerrianulacrured. Like new.
$2500. 1863)673-5852 or
(863)612-5413
Heads and four barrel intake
lor small block Chevy. $150
1863)467-7415
PONTIAC STRAIGHT 8 FLAT-
HEAD, engine & transmis-
sion, $1200. (863)467-4328
POWER PROGRAMMER, Bully
Dog Super Chip. For '03 & '04
Dodge Cummins Diesel. $350
or best offer. (863)634-7856
RIMS For S-10 uuck. 18 .
7 1/2", brand new, never on
truck, asking $950.
(863)697-3865
RIMS, (4) 16" Aluminum.
w/covers for '99 and up
Ford. 8 lug. $125
(8631763-6216

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


TIRES- 275/45/20' 20 64 Ea-
gle,/Cnrome rims,,spinners
paid $2500 asking $1500
film (863)634-8511 eve only
TRUCK CAP, FiDelgiass, Fiis
Ford F150 Ea: cab Arizona
Desert w/iinied glass & sliding
window $395 863-467-5260


DODGE RAM 1500 95 Neeus
some work, nas new tires &
trorn body work. $2000
(2391872-0295
DODGE RAM 25001997, E't.
Cab w/Cummins diesel. Long
bed w'goose necR icn
$5995 1863)673-0648
FORD F100, 83, aulo, air,
30ci, new Iires, two-ione
blue, $1500 18h)67 -3306
FORD F150 '87 Runs good
i-eed to sell $900 or best
other Call Deanne anyiime
18631635-5143
FORD F250 1989 6F 6yl, 4
sp needs diltriOulor,
$600/besi roller
(8631634- :'055i Oee.
FORD F-250 '84 Diesel
Manual trans Good work
irucK. Needs minor work
$800 neg. 1863)228-0580
FORD F250; '86, runs great.
new lires. a/c. $1800.
15611202-4136 Ok'eecnobee
FORD RANGER XLP 88, 5sp,
runs & looks qood. $1700
1863)763-6747
FORD XLT F150 92- 2 wn
drive long bed. AC works ,
$2500 (8631634.-574
GMC SHORT BED '74 Good
cond., Needs molor & Irans-
mission Good Cab oed, 0-
lenoril.500 7i2)519-3979
ISUZU HOMBRE, 96. 4 cyl 5
spd., verve gooId o id a/c,
anti-loce' tirakes 5.2500 hirm.
1239r324.2`15
Your next job could be In
today's classifleds. DM
you look for it?


SEMI TRAILER For storage.
45'. You move. $300
(863)467-7415


CHEVY 2500- 87, cold air, 1
owner Runs good $1150
(863)674-0837 or
S863-673-0782 LeBelle
CHEVY LUMINA 1990 VAN,
Runs good Needs body work.
$900 or oesT oiler.
18631357-1430
DODGE 250 RAM 1992. Con-
version Van, TV, Playstation,
VCR, A/C Runs excellent.
$2500 Firm. 863-634-8854
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
' 99 Some damage!mech
probs. amilm/(d. p/l, p/w,
a.c. $600 (863)763-0920
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE,
'97, power everyining cold
a c $1800 or besl oiler
(863 697-8227

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Community Events


Denny Holerger benefit planned
Former Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) deputy Denny
Holerger %\as recently diagnosed with ALS I.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 depart-
ment. Dinners will be sold and will consist of Boston butt, potato
salad, green beans and rolls for $6 each. Deliveries will be made by the
COP Volunteer Program. Call Carolyn at (863.1 634-1476, 18631 63-1-
5801 or (863) 634-5819.


Bikers ride for Pregnancy Center
Motorcycle riders will meet at the Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505
S. Parrott Ave., Saturday, May 13, at 8 a.m. to ride for the Pregnancy
Resource Center. The bike ride will be 160 miles around Lake Okee-
chobee. For information call Gene at (863) 634-1723, Debbie at-i863)
634-6252 or Sam at (863) 634-8980. All funds will be donated to the
Pregnancy Resource Center that helps young mothers in crisis.


Driver safety course offered
An AARP Driver Safety Course will be held at The Gathering. 1735
S.V. 24th Ave., on Saturday, May 13, and Saturday, May 20, from S 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 sched-
uled for two, four-hour days. The instructor will be Mrs. D.J. Bryan. For
information, contact her at (863) 763-0351.

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 infor-
mation, call Heather Newsome at (561) 684-5885.


Meeting on stormwater issue slated
'A meeting to discuss the planning process for a stormwater master
plan, as well as identifying problem areas and possible flooding solu-
tions, will be held Wednesday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee
County Civic Center on U.S. 98 N. Officials from Okeechobee County,
the City of Okeechobee and the South Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) will be hosting the public meeting. Area residents will
be able to fill out a questionnaire concerning stormwater problems in
their area, which will help project managers create a plan that will best
address the concerns of citizens For information, contact the Okee-
chobee County Engineering Department at (863) 763-1811.


Church hosting revival
A revival with Brother Larry Nix will be held May J7 through May 19
at 7 p.m. at the Haven of Rest Pentecostal Church, 180 N.W. Third St.
For information, call Pastor Tom Velie at (863) 357-3053.


Chamber Coffee Klatch slated
Preferred Properties, 3126 U.S. 441 S., will host this month's Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch on Thursday,
May 18, at 8 a.m. For information, call (863) 763-8222..


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.


Methodist men to host fish fry
The men's group from the First United Methodist Church will host a
fish Iry on Friday, N-lay 19, at the church, 200 N.W. Second St. The meal
\ill include fried fish, grits, cole slaw, hushpuppies and desert for a
donation of $5 per meal Tickets are available at the church office. For
information, call (8631 763-4021.

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.

Free nutrition clinic offered
Dr Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis and
designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness
Center, 91F \V N. Park St., on NlMonday, May 22, at 5:30 p.m. For infor-
mation, call 763-4.3210.


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.


School board to discuss grants
In conjunction with the Community Collaborative 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, 2401 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, 2401 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.

Putt-putt tourney aids KOA Kid Camp
The third annual Good Habits and Old Spirits Putt-Putt Golf Tourna-
ment will be held Monday, May 29, will be held at the KOA Camp-
ground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Registrations will be taken from 10 a.m. until
12:30 p.m. at the Good Spirits Liquors, 245 U.S. 441 S.E. No entries will
be accepted after 12:30 p.m. Play will begin at 2 p.m. The format will
be blind draw, two-man scramble. The tournament is for adults only
no one under 21 can enter. All proceeds will go to the KOA Kid
Camp. For information, contact the KOA Campground at (863) 763-
0231.


Youth summer camp planned
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Camp \till host its annual sum-
mer 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 o\,n snacks and lunch. For information, contact Sue
Arnold at (863) 763-1630.


Church hosting Bible school
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will host
their annual vacation Bible school June 12-16 from 5 until 8 p.m.
This year's theme is Treasure Seekers, exploring God's promises. A
nursery will be provided for helpers and those taking part in the
adult class. Dinner will also be provided. For information, call (863)
.763-4021. :. .


Benefit golf tournament planned
A benefit golf tournament for Danny Allison will be held Satur-
day, June 17, at the Okeechobee Golf & Country Club. The tourna-
ment will get under v'ax at 8 a.m. Tournament format will be a four-
.person scramble, make your own team. The entry fee will include
green fees, prizes and a barbecue. Proceeds from the tournament
will help defray medical expenses incurred by Mr. Allison. For infor-
mation or to enter, call (863)763-1921, ext. 11. The deadline for paid
entries is Saturday, June 10.


Lake Denton Camp dates slated
Summer camp is back at Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park. Camp
for grades six through eight will be held June 18-24. Reduced rates
are available if registered by May 28. For grades nine through 12
camp is July 16- 22. Reduced rates are available if registered before
June 15. The camp for grades two through five will be July 23-27,
and reduced rates are available if registered before July 1. Call Pam
at (863) 634-9280, or the camp at (863) 453-3627 for information
and an application.


Reunion planned for '60s classes
There will be a '60s reunion at the KOA Convention Center, 4276
U.S. 441 S., from 6 p.m. until midnight on June 24. There will be a
special tribute for Johnny Mack Kinsaul If you are a member of a
class from 1960-1969 you are invited to attend. For information, call
(863) 763-6464 or (863) 763-8865.


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


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REQUEST FOR BIDS
The Okeechobee Utility Autho will receive Sealed Bids forthe purpose of pur-
chasing at least one of the following items.

One Ton Regular Cab Truck with utility body -140" wheel base
One 3/4 Ton Extended Cab truck Standard wheel base
One Compact Pickup Truck
PUMPS:
Dual Electric (VFD) drive Pumps, Skid Mounted

Mini Excavator w/Dual Axle Trailer
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