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Vol. 97 No. 128 Monday, May 8,2006 50t Plus tax


Inside

Students attend
science fair
On April 19, the Heartland
Region (which includes Okee-
chobee and DeSoto Counties)
sent 15 students to the Florida
State Science and Engineering
Fair, which was held in Orlan-
do. This year, there were 450
Senior Finalists and 420 Junior
Finalists exhibiting their proj-
ects at the fair. This 3-day event
included project set-up, Open-
ing ceremonies, a full day of
judging, dinner at Pirates Din-
ner Adventure Show, shopping
at the Florida Mall, and the
Grand Awards Ceremony.
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Nash wins
MVP award
PHOENIX (AP) Steve
Nash won the NBAs Most Valu-
able Player award for the sec-
ond straight year Sunday, beat-
ing runner-up LeBron James by
a comfortable margin.
The award was presented
Sunday at a news conference at
US Airways Center, where
Phoenix won Game 7 of its first-
round series against the Los
Angeles Lakers on Saturday
night.
"I have to pinch myself,"
Nash said. "I can't believe that
I'm standing here today. I1
couldn't believe it last year, and
to do it again is even more diffi-
cult to understand but I'm
not going to give it back."
The Phoenix Suns point
guard received 57 first-place
votes and 924 points overall
from a panel of 125 sports writ-
ers and broadcasters in the
United States and Canada.
Sports, Page 5
Grow your own ,
sweet onions
Last week I was invited as a
guest speaker at Disney's
EPCOT Flower & Garden Festi-
val. My presentation was on
vegetable gardening basics,
and I knew that giving away
some fresh vegetables would
make the talk more fun. Since
our local gardening season is
winding down, I relied on a
,fresh supply from Georgia,
where Vidalia onions are just
coming into season. So for our
readers who were not at
EPCOT, it rnay be the right imerne
to discuss this delectable south-
ern delicacy. Sweet onions are
available during spring and
summer seasons.
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nd staff for Central Elementary school,
nts as well Lewis Autrey, geography
n retiring teacher at Okeechobee Fresh-
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evening's ACE pre-kindergarten teacher,
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d. at Yearling Middle School,
begin at 6 Kathryn Reuter, second grade
oard build- teacher at Everglades Elemen-
1 Avenue. tary School, Glenna Rucks, first
od service grade teacher at North Elemen-
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Students wait patiently while Jazmine Franco takes a turn hitting the pinata so all the
sweet treats could fall out and they could retrieve them. This is part of the Mexican cel-
ebration of Cinco De Mayo at Everglades Elementary.


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Louis Fonseca leads his class to a variety of ethnic foods
that was prepared for Cinco De Mayo by parents. The
students had tamales, refried beans and a variety of
other foods to choose from.


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City code board to meet


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News

The City of Okeechobee Code
Enforcement Board will discuss
the need for general cleanup and
beautification of three properties
when they meet Tuesday, May 9,
starting at 7 p.m.
The board will consider the
case of Chris Kight, property at
210 N.W. Sixth St., for mowing
and cleanup of debris scattered in
the yard.
- Zollie Aldridge and Geraldine


Bertram were cited for property
at 904 S.W. Sixth Ave. for disabled
vehicles and needing general
cleanup and beautification. They
are considered a repeat offender
and the board can impose a fine
effective back to the day they
were first cited for the offense.
A citation was issued to James
B. Kight Estate, in care of Charles
Paschal, for warehouse property
at 201 N.E. Ninth St. for junk cars
and parts on the premises, as
well as cars with no tags and
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Principals

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announce principals and assistant
principals for the coming school
year.
In other action, the board is
scheduled to:
act on six recommendations
for expulsion;
consider advertisement of
board policy changes on wellness
policy, terminal annual (vacation)
leave pay, suspension with partial


or no pay and student transporta-
tion and school bus use;
consider approval of bylaws
for the School District of Okee-
chobee Advisory Council;
approve an architect for pro-
fessional services for a new K-8
school;
ratify a memorandum of
understanding with the teachers'
union concerning bus drivers;
revise personnel allocations
for 2006-07; and,
appoint instructional and
non-instructional personnel for
the coming school year.


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News Briefs


Meeting on stormwater issue slated
OKEECHOBEE A meeting to discuss the planning process for a
stormwater master plan, as well as identifying problem areas and pos-
sible flooding solutions, 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 District (SFWMD) will be host-
ing the public meeting. Area residents will be able to fill out a ques-
tionnaire concerning stormwater problems in their area, which will
help project managers create a plan that will best address the con-
cerns of citizens.
For information, contact the Okeechobee County Engineering
Department at (863) 763-1811.

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

Loans help replace storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc. has
received $500,000 for the HOME Again Loan Program, which helps
homeowners with replacement of their hurricane damaged or
destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will help applicants who meet the fol-
lowing criteria:
You owned your home in Okeechobee County and it was your
primary residence during hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004.
You have been unable to fix your home due to a lack of insurance
or other assistance.
Your gross household income is at or below the following levels:
one person in the household $24,000; two persons $27,650;
three-persons $31,100; four persons $34,550; five persons -
$37,300; six persons -,$40,100; seven persons- $42,850; and, eight
persons-- $45,500.
Interviews for applications for this program are by appointment
only. Tomake an appointment for an interview, call Jessie Vazquez at
(863) -167-5525. The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing Inc. office is
open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.


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Students attend science fair


On April 19, the Heartland
Region (which includes Okee-
chobee and DeSoto Counties)
sent 15 students to the Florida
State Science and Engineering
Fair, which was held in Orlando.
This year, there were 450 Senior
Finalists and 420 Junior Finalists
exhibiting their projects at the
fair. This 3-day event included
project set-up, Opening cere-
monies, a full day of judging,
dinner at Pirates Dinner Adven-
ture Show, shopping at the Flori-
da Mall, and the Grand Awards
Ceremony. Students attending
the fair included: Joy Burnham
(Okeechobee Freshman Cam-
pus); Ricky Sickels and matt
Walker, (both from Okeechobee
High School); Alex Edelmann,
Mark Negley, Erin Mott, and
Jason Story (all from DeSoto
High School); Kelsey Burnham,
Celena Letcher, Valerie McKee,
and Laura Fox (all from Yearling
Middle School); Wesley Mims,
Katie Walker, and Austin Pluskot
(all from Osceola Middle
School); and Gabi Edelmann
(DeSoto Middle School). These
finalists were chaperoned by
Mrs. Richonda Manson (OFC),
Mrs. Cynthia Letcher (YMS), Mrs.
Peggy Dubose (OMS), Mrs. Mar-
lou Zolkos (DHS) and Joe and
Melissa Arnold, the Directors of
the Heartland Region.
In the senior division, those
students receiving awards
including, Alex Edelmann,. who
received a Sony Walkman from
the Thomas Alva Edison Region


Submitted to Okeechobee News
On April 19, the Heartland Region (which includes Okee-
chobee and DeSoto Counties) sent 15 students to the Flori-
da State Science and Engineering Fair in Orlando. Attending
the science fair were: (from left to right, front row), Alex Edel-
mann, Ricky Sickels, Matt Walker, Wesley Mims; (second*
row), Mark Negley, Jason Story, Laura Fox, Austin Pluskot;
(third row), Valerie McKee, Celena Letcher, Kelsey Burnham,
Erin Mott; and, (fourth row), Joy Burnham, Katie Walker, Gabi
Edelmann.


for his botany, project, which
showed enthusiasm for
research; and Joy Burnham who
received a fourth place award,


for her Zoology project. In the
junior division, those students
receiving awards include: Gabi
Edelmann, who received an


Honorable Mention for her Medi-
cine and Health project; Valerie
McKee, who received a fourth
place for her Behavioral project;
Laura Fox, who received a fourth
place and $50 cash award from
the Hernando Region for out-
standing research with her Envi-
ronmental project; Austin
Pluskot, who received third
place and a certificate and
medallion from NASA for his
engineering project; Celena
Letcher, who received a second
place, $20 cash award from
Manatee Co. and membership in
the Florida Junior Academy of
Science. from the Manatee Co.
Chapter FJAS for her Botany
project; and Kelsey Burnham,
who received a first place $70
cash award from Manatee Co.,
and a membership in the Florida
Junior of Science from the Acad-
emy of Science from the Mana-
tee Co. Chapter FJAS for her
Botany project. In addition Matt
Walker, Celena Letcher, and
Kelsey Burnham received rib-
bons from the United States
Department of Agriculture for
their projects relating to agricul-
ture.
All of the teachers involved
with. the Science Fair would like
to extend our congratulations to
all of the students who attended
the State Science Fair. We would
like to wish Joy Burnham and
Matt Walker all our best, as they
represent the Heartland Region
at the International Science and
Engineering Fair.


Okeechobee NewsiAudrey Blackwell
Young country stars perform
Second graders (left to right) Brayden Rucks, Daniel Wil-
let, and Dalton Pickering enjoy entertaining the crowd
with singing "When the Sun Goes Down" by Kenny
Chesney during a talent show at South Elementary
School on Tuesday, May 2.


Community Events

Interviews slated for new director
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views for an executive director on Monday, v
the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St.

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UF/IFAS registration ends May 15


FORT PIERCE, A new
course in Retail Management and
Marketing in Horticulture, a
course in Environmental Plant
Identification, and an Introduc-
tion to Computer Applications are
a few of the University of Florida
offerings for the summer 2006
semester. The courses will be
offered at the UF Indian, River
Research and Education Center,
or IRREC, in Fort Pierce.
Ten undergraduate courses
will be instructed by UF profes-
sors and lecturers at the Fort
Pierce location. Environmental
Plant Identification will be offered
as a graduate course for those
seeking a Master of Science
degree in Environmental Horticul-


ture. Additional course offerings
for graduate degrees are listed
online at:
http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/ The
semester will begin May 15. Each
course will be held in the early
evening, with a low student to
teacher ratio. Additional courses
will cover contemporary issues in
agriculture, quantitative methods,
case study research methods,
advanced agribusiness manage-
ment and special topics.
Registration. for UF courses at
IRREC is open now and will con-
tinue until May 15.
The University of Florida at
IRREC has offered degree pro-
grams for seven years. Bachelor's
degree programs in Agribusiness


Management and in Environmen-
tal Management are available.to
students with an Associate in Arts
degree. Master's degree pro-
grams include Agricultural Educa-
tion and Communication, Ento-
mology, Environmental
Horticulture, and Environmental
Science. Certificate programs
include Agribusiness Manage-
ment, Agricultural Education and
Communication, and Entomolo-
gy.
For more information about
IRREC course offerings, scholar-
ships and degree programs con-
tact Kim Wilson, Coordinator,
Student Support Services, at (772)
468-3922 x 126, or by e-mail at:
kswilson@ifas.ufl.edu


OFC Drama Club to present 'Saturday Matinee'


"Saturday Matinee", a one act
comedy by Dan Roberts will be
performed by the Okeechobee
Freshman Campus Drama Club,
Friday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m., in the
Okeechobee Freshman Campus
auditorium, 610 S.W. Second St.
The play is directed by Ms. Borel.
The cost is $5 each.
The play takes place during the
waiting period before a movie
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Community Events

OFC Memory Books are on sale
The Class of 2009 Memory Book is now on sale in room 205 of
the Okeechobee Freshman Campus (OFC), 610 S.W. Second Ave.
The OFC is selling student-produced Memory Books of the 2005-06
school year for $12. Please make checks payable to OFC.

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

Yard sale to benefit 4-H Club
The Bits and Spurs 4-H Club will hold a yard sale on Saturday,
April 29, from 8 a.m. to noon in the parking lot in front of the Brah-
man Movie Theater. Books, clothing, toys, appliances and much
more will be on sale to help the 4-H club programs.

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

Fundraiser aids Hospice residence
Hospice of Okeechobee is currently raising funds for their resi-
dence, The Hamrick Home. They are selling tickets for a 2006 20-
foot Shearwater boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI Suzuki
outboard 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 Okeechobee. Only 1,500 tickets
will be sold. Drawing will be held on July 4. For information, call
Theresa Davis at (863) 467-2321.

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

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

Groups planning Halloween celebration
Okeechobee Main Street, in conjunction with the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee City Police Department, Okee-
chobee Board of County Commissioners; Okeechobee City Council
and the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce, are organizing an
alternative to door-to-door Trick-or-Treating. If your group or organ-
ization would like to be a part of this community-wide Halloween
alternative to be held downtown in the park areas please e-mail
Toni Doyle, promotions director for Okeechobee Main Street Inc., at
promotion@mainstreetokeechobee.com. Please provide a contact
name and phone number. If you are interested in making a mone-
tary or prize donation, please call (863) 634-9491.

Upthegrove family reunion planned
The Upthegrove family reunion is being planned and will be held
in Fort Pierce. If you are a member of the Upthegrove family in
Okeechobee, please call Pat Adams at (615) 893-3236.

Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion
for October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members.
Please send information via e-mail to:
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Now we've
seen it all
Now we have seen it all, peo-
ple who invade our country and
then demand demand that
they be allowed to stay, and that
we improve their schools and
medical attention. Then, they
block traffic to demonstrate by
the millions. Talk about spitting in
our faces!
The illegals are costing Ameri-
cans billions every year through
medical costs, education, job loss
and lowered wages. Who pays
for all of these new illegal citi-
zens? You do, with your taxes.
The American people didn't


invite these people here. The big
corporations and developers who
hire them are the reason they
come, as well as an agreement
within the 1,300-plus page NAFTA
bill that our fearless leaders didn't
even bother to read before they
passed it back in 1993.
Of course, given their abysmal
track record, the cowardly degen-
erates just haven't worked up the
audacity to tell us what they have
done in our name.
Worse yet, Richard Haass, el
president of the Council on For-
eign Relations, has written an arti-
cle entitled, "Building a North
American Community." Within
which he states: "... that there


Upcoming Events

Monday
A.A meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St. This will be an open meeting.
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.VP. to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee Presby-
terian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing is
invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for your organiza-
tion 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 member-
ship 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 welcome. For infor-
mation, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (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. Everyone is wel-
come. 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. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary information available.. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
467-5261.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall at 1735 S.W 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl al (863) 763-0139.
Bible study al the Liing Aobrd ot 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 information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

Wednesday/
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group
meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W.Ninth
Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is
another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilita-
tor. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church of Our 200 N.W Second St. It's an open meeting.
AA meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a dosed discussion.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-
1191.

Thursday
Diabetes Support Group meets at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria at Raulerson
Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N. For information, contact Wanda Haas at (863)

763-5093.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Inter-
national Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located at 412
N.W. Sixth St.' For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m.
at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.20 plus
tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For information,
call Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thursdays.
Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the next
camping site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact RayWorley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for informa-
tion.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Second
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For informa-
tion call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863)
763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 am. until
noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park SL,
in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
from 7 until p.m.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday
at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome. The
group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for
caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meet-
ings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863)
467-2321.


should not be a border at all
between Mexico, Canada or the
U.S."
Actually, no new laws are
needed. All that needs done is to
enforce this law U.S. Code:
Title 8 Chapter 12 Subchapter VIII
that provides stiff, severe fines and
imprisonment for violations, such
as hiring aliens.
No jobs, no aliens, no prob-
lem!
Look it up and show it to your
stumblebums in Washington. Be
sure to tell them that you don't
want criminals made into instant
citizens just because most of their
biggest corporate contributors
hire illegals.


The greatest problems dealing
with so-called 'representatives' is
voting fraud and bribes. They
know how to cheat, and they like
the money.
The mainstream media is in
the back pocket of its largest
stockholders who just happen
to be members of the Council on
Foreign Relations, Skull and
Bones, Halliburton, etc. Do you
get it now America?
Sometimes I wonder where
your minds have gone.
John Archibald
(Sources: Comell Law School
U.S. Code Collection, and Foreign
Affairs Magazine)


Community Events

OFC Memory Books are on sale
The Class of 2009 Memory Book is now on sale in room 205 of
the Okeechobee Freshman Campus (OFC), 610 S.W. Second Ave.
The OFC is selling student-produced Memory Books of the 2005-06
school year for $12. Please make checks payable to OFC.
Children's Ranch closes yard sale
Real Life Children's Ranch Yard Sale is closed for the summer.
We are no longer accepting donations. Thank you for helping to
make this year a success. For information, call Rosie at (863) 763-
4242.
Yard sale to benefit 4-H Club
The Bits and Spurs 4-H Club will hold a yard sale on Saturday,
April 29, from 8 a.m. to noon in the parking lot in front of the Brah-
man Movie Theater. Books, clothing, toys, appliances and much
more will be on sale to help the 4-H club programs.
Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the
EAHEAP program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over.
Call Kim Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.
Fundraiser aids Hospice residence
Hospice of Okeechobee is currently raising funds for their resi-
dence, The Hamrick Home. They are selling tickets for a 2006 20-
foot Shearwater boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI Suzuki
outboard 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 Plan-
tation and Hospice of Okeechobee. Only 1,500 tickets will be sold.
Drawing will be held on July 4. For information, call Theresa Davis at
(863) 467-2321.
Fundraiser benefits Shriner's programs
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m.
on Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are now available at the
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott
Ave. Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For informa-
tion, contact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Pro-
ceeds from the fundraiser will go to Shriner's programs.

Church changes its name
Parrott Avenue Christian Church is now known as the Westsjde
Christian Church of Okeechobee, and ,is, op.4ed at 80 82 S.R. 70.W
The minister is Richard Barker and the Associate Minister is Willard.
Delaney. Sunday services begin-at 10 a.m., while Sunday Bible
School starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday night prayer meetings begin at 6
p.m. A nursery is provided. For information, call (863) 467-2278.
Groups planning Halloween celebration
Okeechobee Main Street, in conjunction with the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee City Police Department, Okee-
chobee Board of County Commissioners, Okeechobee City Council
and the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce, are organizing an
alternative to door-to-door Trick-or-Treating. If your group or organ-
ization would like to be a part of this community-wide Halloween
alternative to be held downtown in the park areas please e-mail Toni
Doyle, promotions director for Okeechobee Main Street Inc., at pro-
motion@mainstreetokeechobee.com. Please provide a contact
name and phone number. If you are interested in making a mone-
tary or prize donation, please call (863) 634-9491.
Upthegrove family reunion planned
The Upthegrove family reunion is being planned and will be held
in Fort Pierce. If you are a member of the Upthegrove family in
Okeechobee, please call Pat Adams at (615) 893-3236.

Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school reunion
for October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class members.
Please send information via e-mail to:
ohsl987reunion@hotmail.com
Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Rauler-
son Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St., has arts and crafts for
seniors at the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and blue-
grass and gospel music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center
would like to expand its activities to groups that would like to play
board games, card games and bingo. If anyone is interested or has
any ideas, contact Sheila at (863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-
5183, or just come down and talk to us. Activities are held from
11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is a free service to seniors age 60 and
over.
Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited
edition 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on
brass and includes a numbered certificate and historical informa-
tion. Each ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the orna-
ments will go to the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool,
(863) 763-2829; Gay Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple,
(863) 467-2487; Marion Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick,
(863) 763-8865.
Martha's House office has moved
Martha's House Administrative and Outreach Office have moved
to their new location at 103 N.W Fifth St., Suites 4 and 5, next door
to the Medicine Shoppe.

CAP looking for senior members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages
of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer
the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main mis-
sions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace edu-
cation and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side
by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the
Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

Class of '97 plans reunion
Anyone interested in helping out with planning of the Okee-
chobee High School Class of 1997 reunion is asked to e-mail
OHS 97 reunion@yahoo.com.


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Pop Warner football and cheer-
leading sign-ups will take place at
the Okeechobee Sports Complex
on May 20, June 10, June 24, July 1
and July 15 from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m.
The registration fee is $75. In
order to register you must bring the
child's last report card, a current
year physical from your doctor and
a copy of Ihe child's birth certifi-
cate.
For information, call co-presi-
dents James Shockley at (863) 634-
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The Okeechobee Contractors
Association will sponsor a bass
fishing tournament on May 20 at
the Okee-Tantie Marina with all
proceeds going toward youth ori-
ented projects.
. The registration fee is $120 per
boat (teams of two). There will be
over $3,000 in cash and prizes paid
to the top six places. There will also
be a big fish award.
For information contact John at
(863) 634-7446, or Lisa at (863)
697-6541.

Men's softball
tournament planned
A Men's softball tournament
with all tournament proceeds
going to the Okeechobee High
School softball program will take
place Saturday, June 3, and Sun-
day, June 4, at the Okeechobee
softball complex across from Year-
ling Middle School.
The cost of this tournament is
$300 per team.
The tournament will use ISA
rules with unlimited home runs.
First place will pay $600; second
place will pay $400; arid, third
place will pay $200. There will be a
home run derby, and giveaways
throughout the day.
For information contact Kim
Hargraves at (863) 634-6322, or
Rob Lowe at (863) 634-2694.

Women's groupskeet
shoot is planned
The Florida Agri-women have
announced that their inaugural
skeet shoot event.will take place
May 13 at Quail Creek Plantation,
1907 N.E. 224th St.
Station sponsorships and single
shooter tickets are available.
For information, call Dianne
Spann at (863) 634-3327.


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Grow your own savory sweet onions


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Outstanding educators
On Friday evening, April 28, Okeechobee teachers, school administrators, school board
members and interested citizens gathered at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall to
recognize two teachers, Alisha Pearce, second grade teacher at South Elementary
School and Tracy Sills, guidance counselor at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus.
These two have joined the elite ranks of those teachers who have achieved National
Board Certification. Pictured at the ceremony were, left to right, Dr. Mary Hopkins, pro-
fessor at the University of Central Florida, who was the keynote speaker, Ms. Sills. Dr.
Patricia Cooper, superintendent of schools, and Ms. Pearce. "National Board Certifica-
tion is a symbol of profession teaching excellence, according to Gov. Jeb Bush. "With
this certification, teachers, like other professions, can achieve distinction by demon-
strating they meet high and rigorous standards. Not only are teachers strengthened in
their practice, but Florida's school children benefit in the classroom."


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By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Last week I was invited as a
guest speaker at Disney's EPCOT
Flower & Garden Festival. My pres-
entation was on vegetable garden-
ing basics, and I knew that giving
away some fresh vegetables would
make the talk more fun. Since our
local gardening season is winding
down, I relied on a fresh supply
from Georgia, where Vidalia
onions are just coming into season.
So for our readers who were not at
EPCOT, it may be the right time to
discuss this delectable southern
delicacy. Sweet onions are avail-
able during spring and summer
seasons. They have a higher water
content and lower level of the
strongly pungent sulfur com-
pounds that give cooking onions
their characteristic taste and smell.
Their thinner skins and looser
necks mean they are more easily
bruised, so their shelf life is shorter.
But their milder taste make them
better suited for salads and lightly
cooked foods.
Sweet "Vidalia" onions are
sweet, large bulbed onions pro-
duced in the south-central area of
Georgia. An imaginative marketing
campaign by their commercial
onion growers has increased the
brand name recognition and sales
of their sweet onions. "Vidalia" has
become a household word, and
:now sustains the production of
some 15,000 acres of sweet onion
in this region of Georgia.
The Georgia legislature has
trademarked the name and has
established certain mandatory
guidelines for the production of this
crop; this crop was also named
Georgia's official state vegetable in
1990. To be sold as a "Vidalia," an
onion must be grown'in the 20
county area and conform to the Yel-
low-Granex variety specifications.
So what is so special about
"Vidalia" onions? The Granex-
types of onion, along with its old
Texas Grano parent-type, are short
day varieties that can also do well
under Florida conditions. Granex
33 is a typical cultivar and has been
Florida's standard recommended
onion variety for farm and garden
for manyyears.
Testing and research with sweet
onions in the Hastings area near
Saint Augustine has demonstrated
that Florida grown onions could
match the quality of the legal
"Vidalia." Growers in St. Augustine
have.been promoting St. Augustine
Sweets to ride on the coat-tails of
the highly successful Vidalia onion
promotions. A market advantage is
that Florida could get them to mar-
'ket six weeks sooner, but local
.growersJiave had some difficulty
with bulb splitting.


UNIVERSITY OF
S}FLORIDA
IFAS EXTENSION
And in the panhandle, another
entry into the sweet ring onion
market appeared a few years ago:
Santa Rosa Sweet is Florida's first
totally pesticide-free sweet onion,
grown hydroponically.
Many other states grow their
own "sweet" onions. Since Flori-
da's production is not enough to
compete with Georgia's "Big
Onion Machine", Vidalia onions
now get more consumer's dollars
than other sweet onion crops.
Local gardeners can produce
their own sweet onions. Those
who wish to grow a sweet bulbing
onion should select a Granex-type
short day variety. For home garden-
ers, seed of Granex 33 will probably
be the easiest to find. Seed should
be planted in a properly fertilized
plot in the fall (no later than mid-
December) for best results. Be sure
to obtain fresh seed; even year-old
seed may yield poor results.
Since sulfur contributes to the
pungency of onions, gardeners
should avoid the application of sul-
fur or sulfur containing materials to
the soil or plants. Note that certain
fertilizers may contain sulfur.
Onions should be planted in
rows 12-24 inches apart, thinned to
4-6 inches between plants. Wider
spacing and good fertility yield larg-
er bulbs. In the absence of a soil
test the garden should be fertilized
with a broadcast application of 2.5
to 5 lbs. of a general-purpose fertil-
izer, such as 6-6-6. This should be
worked into the soil and a band
application of 5 oz. per 10 linear
feet of row applied along the side
and below the row.
Since onions are shallow root-
ed, irrigate frequently to keep the


soil moist and promote steady
growth. Inconsistent watering may
lead to splits, doubles and small
bulbs. Side dress the crop monthly
with a nitrogen fertilizer at the rate
of .5-1 oz. per '10 feet of row. Be
sure to keep the fertilizer from con-
tacting the plants directly.
Good weed control is a must.
Since young onions are small and
grow slowly at first, they can be
taken over by weeds that reduce
yield. Consider using plastic mulch.
Look out for diseases before they
become established. Leaf blight
diseases can seriously reduce
yields. Monitor for insects twice
each week, and use appropriate
management techniques. Contact
your local Extension Office for the
latest information on pest manage-
ment recommendations.
Bulb onions take 4 to 5 months to
mature. Acrop planted in November
- December will be ready around
April. The crop is ready to be harvest-
ed as the tops begin to fall over. The
onions should then be lifted and left
to cure for several days in a cool dry
location before removing the tops.
Curing will help increase the storage
life of your crop, although don't
expect prolonged storage.
So if you like sweet onions, they
are now available in the produce
stands. But come November, get out
there and grow your own. While
they may not be legally labeled
"Vidalia," they will be every bit as
good.
I've placed more information
about sweet onions on our Okee-
chobee web page, http://okee-
chobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If you need
additional information on,. please
email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call us
at 863-763-6469. Local residents
can stop by our office at 458 Hwy
98 North in Okeechobee, and visit
our Okeechobee County. Master
Gardeners from I to 5 p.m. on
Tuesday afternoons.


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HOLMAN RONALD OWEN, ETAL.
PAYNE LARRY R
PAYNE LARRY R & JEANNE A
SCAMBLER GLENN A & JANE E
ROWELL PATRICIA K
DBI BUILDERS INC
CARNLEY VICKI KAY
RATLIFF HOWARD J
HENRY DAVID F & ISAURA
HOLMAN RONALD OWEN, ETAL.
ROSADO ANTONIO & ZORAIDA
TOWNSEND JERRY & WILL TRUSTEE
PORTER S & M & TOWNSEND J & W
PORTER STEPHEN G & MARY A &
WILCOX BUILDERS INC
HOLT JOHN D & LAURA S
WILLIAMS PROPERTY INVESTMENT
SOUTHERN HOMESITES INC
WIDING STANLEY & ANNE
STRIEBEL OTTO L JR & JESSIE W
TREE TOWN PROPERTIES INC
LOTH VICTOR K JR & WELSCH ANGE
FREEMAN BRIAN D
MOLYNEAUX JAY & GAYLE
WARREN MARDEN HARLAN & JOYCE I
RAWLS WILLIAM JOE
BRISCOE JOHN & CAROL
PACE LARRY & CAROL
MURPHY DENNIS & JILL
MURPHY DENNIS & JILL
MURPHY DENNIS & JILL
SOUTHERN HOMESITES INC
PIEDRA SABINO & PIEDRA MARIA
MEHIDE MARY
PINDER STEVE &
SCOTT ROGER LARRY & ALICE EVEL
SOUTHERN HOMESITES INC
ASPILLAGA JACQUELINE M
MONTAGNA DONALD S
BENT MARCIA & FORREST PANCIA
DECARLO FRANK & RENO SARAH
BRUNNER HENRY & CICIO BRUNNER
VON ZAMFT LEVI E
VON ZAMFT LEVI E
BASS SANDRA & BASS PRESTON
PUGH JOHN & TAMMY
SCHOFIELD JOHN T & SCHOFIELD
ANDERSON PATRICIA E
TOMLINSON WILLIAM JASON
TOMLINSON WILLIAM JASON
SW 3RD
TELECOPAW MULTI SERVICES, ETAL
ANDERSON JASON MATTHEW
WETZEL LONNIE J & BRENDA L
WORKINGER MATTHEW F
RIVER OAK GROVE HOMEOWNERS AS
DEHAYS COREY A
uE; :AS STEVEN W & KAREN
RAMiHANi .' HEMWATTIE
RAMDHANNY HEMWATTIE
SWEARINGEN JOHN C
CIOFFI ANTHONY F & CATHERINE T
FIRST REGIONAL BANK CFBO
STEINER ROBERT & ALICE LIFE ES
JUAREZ EPIFANIO
O'DONNELL-PUCKETT DEBORAH JUNE
WESTSIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF 0
ASHCROFT RANDALL L & KNODE
RIBEIRO JOSE DAFONTE & MARIA
HUTCHINSON SANDRA S
HAAKSMA ITWIN & MARY B
FLORIDA PRAIRIE INC
KEASEY PAUL & JEANNIE, TRUSTEE
RODRIGUEZ NATIVIDAD & ALEJANDR
MARTINEZ AMALIA
WEBSTER MICHAEL & GWENDOLYN
KNOEBEL NORWOOD B & SHIRBY K
BALL ARVEL B & ELEANOR P, ETAL
CATOE INVESTMENTS INC
GRAY SANFORD
CRAVEN DAVID P & CATANZARO LOI
FELSTEIN MARK E
FELSTEIN MARK E
SABEL RIDGE LLC
DURRANCE C ROLAND II & LYNDA D
LAMARIANA VINCENT (LIFE EST)
FLETT PROPERTIES INC
LAMARIANA VINCENT (LIFE EST)
SUEDE JULIAA TRUSTEE
VICTOR PAUL BEN
VICTOR PAUL BEN
3RC INVESTMENT COMPANY LLC
FELSTEIN MARK E
FELSTEIN MARK E
LEON HERMEIAN
SILVAS JESUS & SILVAS DAVID
AMES JOHN A
HENDRICKS BEN & MAYBELLE
GARDUNO ISMAEL & ESTHER
DESROULEAUX EDDY & GUERDA
VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH
VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH
BLAIR JANET S & BLAIR LYLE E
BUSHEE PAUL D & DOROTHY &
VAAF GROUP
BHOORASINGH SONIAA
DESOULEAUX EDDY & GUERDA
DOMINGUEZ JOAQUIN D
TURNER GLENN J & GERTRUDE L
STANLEY KENNETH A SR & DRUCILL
MIDWEST CONSTRUCTION &
CLOSE THOMAS C &


HERNANDEZ FRANK & MRAVINTZ MAR
BUTLER RONNIE L & CAROLYN BROW
HARPER LINDA D
HODGES BOYD D & SANDY L
FAIR DONALD H
DONOHUE KEVIN P & MICHELLE C
UNDERHILL CYNTHIA JO
DIAZ JOSE M JR
DIAZ JOSE M JR
MCDERMOTT ROBERT & DOROTHY
VISIONQUEST NATIONAL LIMITED


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NW 21ST AVE
NW 37TH AVE
NW 21ST LANE
SE 87TH TRL
SE 37TH AVE
SE 8TH AVE
NW 38TH AVE

SE 43RD TRAC
NE 54TH TRL
SW 16TH ST
SW 17TH ST

SE 60TH DR
NW 16TH AVE
NW 316TH ST
NE 78TH WAY
SW 2ND CT
NW 284TH ST
SE 29TH CT
NW 256TH ST
HWY 441 SE
SE 8TH DR
SE 57TH DR
SE 55TH LANE
SE 65TH AVE
NW 30TH LANE


NW 288TH ST
NE 31ST WAY
NE 15TH ST
NE 2ND ST
SE 24TH BLVD
NW 260TH ST
NW 168TH CT
SE 43RD TRAC
NE 138TH ST
NW 32ND AVE
SE 56TH ST
NW 298TH ST
NW 298TH ST
NW 87TH CT
SE 50TH AVE
SE 31ST ST
NW 12TH ST
NW 9TH AVE

AVE 0.325

NW 36TH AVE
NE .17TH LANE


SW 16TH CT
SW 16TH CT
NW 278TH ST
NW 278TN" ST
NW 280TH ST
SW 10TH WAY
NW 252ND ST
SE 64TH TERR
NE 28TH TERR
NE 106TH CT
HWY 70 W
NE 7TH DR
NW 262ND ST
NW 246TH ST
SE 66TH AVE
NW 306TH ST
HWY 78 W

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NW 282ND ST
SE 36TH AVE -
SE 25TH ST
SE 26TH TRL.
SE 26TH TRL
SE 33RD TERR
NW 254TH ST
NW 254TH ST
HWY 441 SE
NW PARK ST
NE 120TH ST
SE 56TH LANE
NE 120TH ST
NW 284TH ST
NW 258TH ST
NW 258TH ST
NW 254TH ST
NW 254TH ST
NW 252ND ST
NW 22ND AVE
NW 26TH AVE
SE 51ST LANE
SE 51ST ST
NE 23RD LANE
NW 302ND ST

NE 28TH AVE
SW 1ST WAY
NW 282ND ST
NW 266TH ST
NW 264TH ST
NW 268TH ST
SW 28TH ST
SW 9TH WAY
SW 35TH CIR


HWY 441 N

NE 14TH
SE 37TH
SW 28TH
NW 254TH

SW 15TH
NW 29TH
NW 29TH
SE 51ST


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0
0
0
0.231
0
0
0.189
1.1
0
0
2.51
1.549
0.688
0.225
0
0
1.25
0
0
1.5
0
1.25
0
0.189
0
0
0
0.117
0.693
0.348
2.5
0.158
0.161
0
0
1.25
1.55
0
4.6
0
0
1.25
1.25
01
0
0
0.258
0.798
0.798
SINGLE FAM
45.705
0
1
0.351
0
0.72
0.68
1.25
1.25
1.25
0
1.25
0
0.202
0
6.13
5
1.25
1.25
0
1.25
0
0
1
1.25
0
0
8.98
8.61
12.64
1.25
1.25
8.229
0.325
40.15
0
4.26
1.25
1.25
1.25
1.25
1.5
1.5
0
0
0
0
1
1.25
1
5.75
0
2.5
1.25
1.25
1.25
0
0
0.115
0.241
3.89


0.38
0.132
0
0
2.5
0.241
0.878
0
0
0
10


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The Okeechobee News, Monday, May 8,2006


8 BUSINESS


Drug store leads world in computer technology


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee Discount Drugs
has taken a giant leap into the
future with the installation of a
new state-of-the-art, fully auto-
mated semi-robotic medication
dispensing computer. Steve Nel-
son, owner of Okeechobee Dis-
count Drugs, saw the prototype
of this new computer many years
ago. He came upon it again at a
trade show in Chicago last sum-
mer and made the decision that
this was what the people of
Okeechobee needed. Mr. Nelson
made many trips to Binghamton,
N.Y. to meet with the developers
of the computer, a company
known as Innovation.
"Mr. Nelson has been right up
there with us as we got these
computers into production," said
Innovation 'representative Bruce
Holtje. "He received the first unit
in the world to come off our
assembly line."
"We've put Okeechobee on
the map," stated Mr. Nelson.
"This machine will process 240
prescriptions per hour. It is totally
automatic with medication
stored inside of it. A robotic arm
automatically retrieves the proper
medication as prescribed in the
doctor's prescription, fills the bot-
tle and even types and attaches a
label to the bottle."
Mr. Nelson explained that the
computer has touch-screen tech-
nology and can dispense 140 of
the most commonly prescribed
drugs. It can fill an individual pre-
scription in less than 15 seconds.
"This will allow us to fill pre-
scriptions at a fast rate and
reduce the likelihood of error to
the smallest degree," said Mr.
Nelson. "In the event that the
machine does not stock a particu-
lar medication, the prescription


will be filled manually by phar-
macy staff following the same
stringent standards as the com-
puter."
The machine was off-loaded
yesterday morning, set up yester-
day afternoon and fully function-
al by last evening.
"We have been here in Okee-
chobee since 1975. We are
always looking for ways to serve
the community more efficiently.
We had a generator installed after
the hurricanes that is large
enough to power a city block. We
have 30 phone lines to cut down
on the amount of telephone wait
time and we have 16 employees
to serve the public," said Mr. Nel-
son. "We are also the only phar-
macy in town who will deliver to
shut-ins. I am proud to say that
with the installation of this com-
puter we have become the most
technologically advanced phar-
macy in the United States."
Innovation has been making
products like this for about eight
years. This particular project was
started four years ago, but had to
be put on the back burner when
the military contracted with them
for six large robotic dispensing
systems that were 2500 square
feet in size. These monster com-
puters were designed for large,
centralized dispensing operations
and serve four hospitals, produc-
ing over 2000 scripts per hours.
"Each one is as big as a
house," laughed Mr. Holtje.
"Two years ago we pushed
forward with units sized for the
retail market," said Mr. Holtje.
My wife, Andrea, my staff and I
would like to thank my cus-
tomers and the people at Innova-
tion for making. this possible.
These people had the same
vision and dream that we did and
they made it happen."


~O~flba I


Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski


The first robotic computer in the world for filling prescrip-
tions was installed in Okeechobee Discount Drugs on Tues-
day. Steve Nelson, owner of Okeechobee Discount Drugs
(left) and manufacturer's representative Bruce Holtje (right),
demonstrated the computer that will provide faster service to
customers while virtually eliminating human error in filling
prescriptions.


Steve Nelson proudly displays the awards he has received
over the years for his service to the people of Okeechobee.


BLNB changes name to

Seacoast National Bank


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Following a merger with
Seacoast Banking Cpoporation
of Florida in November 2005,
Big Lake National Bank in
Okeechobee changed its name
to Seacoast National Bank on
April 28, according to a press
release.
Seacoast is headquartered
in Stuart.
Big Lake Financial Corpora-
tion merged with the Seacoast
corporation to become more
competitive in the independent
banking sector of the market-
place.
On Dec. 1, 2005, the "Okee-
chobee News," reported that
Dennis Hudson, III, chairman
and C.E.O. of Seacoast, said
the merger would help the
community bank to "create the
capacity to compete." The
combined banks would offer
added benefits to the individ-
ual consumer, as well.
"We have a strong base in
consumer checking and mort-
gage rates, and the merger will
give us the ability to offer more
choices on residential mort-
gages," Mr. Hudson said when
explaining why the banks
merged.
He added that mortgage
services for Big Lake cus-
tomers would expand, since
Seacoast offers 45 different
mortgages and Big Lake's
mortgage choices were more


limited.
"We look at increasing our
ability to compete with existing
folks on mortgage loans and
increasing the volume. This
will be a very interesting and
high potential combination
that will help both organiza-
tions achieve greater success
around the lake region," Mr.
Hudson said in December.
The name change came
about after bank officials
decided that the name of First
National Bank did not reflect
the markets served.
"Tying the bank's name
closer to the holding company
simply makes good sense," Mr.
Hudson said in the April 28
release.
Each bank operates sepa-
rately with its own team. Joe
Mullins, president of the for-
mer Big Lake Bank, remains as
president of Seacoast National
Bank in Okeechobee. Ed Wal-
pole and Gil Culbreth joined
the combined First National
board with the merger and also
sit on a community board
comprised of members of Big
Lake's board of directors.
According to the release,
Seacoast National Bank is one
of the largest independent
banks headquartered in Flori-
da and has 30 branches and
$2.5 billion in assets.


yuCo mmunittyDr Links Individualics. CJ i kM


Bell joins Law Offices Community Events


of Philip DeBerard
Philip DeBerard announced major insurance companies and
today that Alfred "Jib" Bell, Jr., has their policyholders in cases
joined the Acci- involving serious injuries, cover-
dent Law age disputes, and bad faith, death,
Offices of and brain injuries, have given him
Philip DeBer- significant insight into insurance
ard and will be companies and their business
practicing in practices. He has also lectured fel-
the areas of low lawyers on how to success-
personal injury fully litigate and try cases,.and he
and wrongful has served as a municipal court
death. mediator ain moot court judge
SAlfred Bell, Alfred and juror.'"
Jr., formerly of Bell Jr. "We are thrilled to have "Jib"
Carman join the firm," said DeBerard.
Beauchamp & Sang P.A. in Boca "Jib's" depth of experience in seri-
Raton is a graduate of the Univer- ous injury and wrongful death
sity of Richmond with a bachelor cases will greatly enhance our
of science in business administra- existing expertise in those areas."
tion. He passed the CPA examina- The Accident Law Offices of
tion in Virginia but decided to go Philip DeBerard is an AV- rated
tion in Virginia but decided to go law firm and has served the Trea-
sureCoastpfor more than 30
ing a licensed CPA. He graduated years, representing injured
from Rutgers University School of clients and their families, with
Law in 1996. Bell has been recog- offices in Stuart and Okee-
nized as a Board Certified Civil chobee. To learnmore about the
Trial Lawyer since 2005. firm and its services, visit
Bell's representation of several www.flainjurylawyer.com.


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


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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

Public recycling
drop-off bins open.
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance
Facility, 306 N.W Ninth Ave., and
the Okeechobee Landfill, 10800
N.E. 128th Ave. The vehicle main-
tenance facility is ,open from 8
a.m. until noon and from 1 p.m.
until 5 p.m., Monday through Fri-
day. It is closed on weekends and
holidays. Only recyclable materi-
als such as newspaper, aluminum
and metal cans, corrugated card-
board, glass jars and bottles and
plastics #1 through #7 are
accepted at the public facilities.
Items not accepted include: plas-.
tic shopping bags; commercial
business items; tires; appliances;
electronic devices; yard trash;
household trash; oil, gas, paint or
household hazardous waste; and,
batteries. For more information:
contact Russell Rowland, county
solid waste manager, at (863)
.763-1811, or Waste Management
of Okeechobee at (863) 357-0111,
or (863) 763-4818.
Red Cross
needs instructors
- Have you saved a life today?
Volunteer"asan American Red
Cross Instructor and teach others
the skills they need to save lives.
You can help the American Red
Cross reach people in your com-
munity with lifesaving training,
including CPR, First Aid, Automat-
ed External Defibrillation, and
HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the
Okeechobee Branch of the Amer-
ican Red Cross at (863) 763-2488
to find out more.
Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volun-
teers to serve as advocates for res-
iderits of nursing -homes and
assisted living facilities. Volun-
teers are specially trained and cer-
tified to investigate and resolve
resident complaints and to carry
out inspections of facilities.
Licensed social workers, pharma-
cists, elder law attorneys, physi-
cians, nurses and others with a
sincere interest in the elderly are
urged to apply. Call Linda Slattery
at (772) 595-1385.
Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, or Janet
at (863) 467-0183.
Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okee-
chobee County Ordinance Sec.
10-111, Vaccination against rabies
required and Okeechobee City
Ordinance 4-26, vaccinations. All
dogs, cats and ferrets 4 months
and older must be vaccinated
once a year by a licensed veteri-
narian against rabies with a Unit-
ed States Government approved
vaccine. Animal licenses are pur-
chased at the Animal Control


facility with proof of current
rabies vaccination. For informa-
tion, call Animal Control at (863)
357-3225.
Volunteers needed
at the art center
Volunteers are needed to vol-
unteer time at Raulerson Art and
Cultural Center, Inc., to help with
ceramics for days or evenings.
Raulerson Art and Cultural Center
is a non-profit organization and
proceeds will go towards local art
scholarships. For information, call
Kelly Raulerson at (863) 357-
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Babysitter Needed, 2 children,
2-4 yrs. of age, avail, any-
time, preferably in home.
Refs req'd. (863)697-2066
BABYSITTER NEEDED to care
for 2 young children. 4- V/2
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


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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
130-140lbs. Missing bottom
K-9. Vic. E. Palomar & S. Edge
Water 863-673-2113 Reward
Cat, grey & white, female, 13
yrs. old, scar on lip,
(863)261-4166 ,I
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
DOG, Min. Schnauzer, light
gray female, "Abby", was in
car accident on SR 80.
REWARD. (407)718-0958
DOGS, Neulered male chihua-
hua & lemale beagle in Muse
area ,8631674-0874 or
(239)425-7016. or


BASSET HOUND, Male, 2
years old. Free to good
home. (863)763-4052
CURR & PIT MIX-7 weeks.
Give away lo good homes
(863)675-2844
FREE GERMAN SHEPHERD
PUPPIES great waicndogs.
all snois (863)983-5597
KITTENS- FREE Lovable.
Ready on 5/23/06.
(863)467-8464
PIT BULL MIX- male, brindle,
free to good home.
(863)675-4697 LaBelle
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Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
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Employment
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Empl.1oyment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Tlainlag 227
Sales 230

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A Hi-tech company needs:
TECH SUPPORT
w/good hardware,
computer & Internet skills.
1' PickN 'NOplication
@100SW5th St.or
A' resumAiTil863-467-0816
A/C SERVICE TECH/INSTALLER
w/Min.3 yrs.exp.
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW,
Good pay, Benefits, 401K.
Also taking apple's for Helpers
(863)763-8391
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, ek PaliT
Beach Marlin &
OkeechoDee Counties.
DFWR EOE
Call (8001537-3031 lor
into or fax resume to
(561)799-5650
HIRING FRONT
DESK/HOUSEKEEPING
F/, 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 +tps
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
PURCHASING &
ACCOUNTS PAYABLE:
Books & Microsoft skills
required. Mon-Fri, 8-5.
CEECO 863-763-4789

HELP WANTED
'., Local cleaning
company seeking
FULL TIME/PART TIME
employees. GOOD PAY.
3 Shifts, 3:30pm-11pm,
S4-11pm, 5-11pm. Mon. -
Fri., 1 Sat. per mo. day-
time. Must have valid FL
DL, trans. to & from
work, no criminal record.
For Application call
863-763-0902
DFWP/EOE
SUNCOAST MENTAL
HEALTH CENTERS
Masters 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.
SUPERVISORS /
TOLL COLLECTORS
Starting @ $7.75
772-429-1454
TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED::
Class A CDL. For Wrecker &
Low Boy Semi's. Apply atBMJ
]Qo"g: 419 SW 2nd Ave.


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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


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


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Drivers License. 3-5 yrs.-
plumbing experience. Able to
lift 50+ lbs. Fax resume to:
(954)967-3477.



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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The Okeechobee News
is seeking a full time
Outside Sales Consultant.
The right applicant will:
Be enthusiastic
Be inquisitive
Be service oriented
Be highly motivated
Be a elf-managed indii dual
Be well organrued
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
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REDLANDS CHRISTIAN MIGRANT
ASSOCIATION
The Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA)
is a unique, well established, non-profit organization
that provides quality child care and education for
migrant and rural low income children in 20 counties
within the State of Florida.
RCMA seeks highly motivated individuals who
possess a BA 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

Utility Operator / Mechanic
Southern Gardens Citrus Processing Corporation has
immediate opening for a utility operator/mechanic with
3 to 5 years experience working with utility systems
including portable water, steam, compressed air,
ammonia refrigeration, and waste water systems.
Ability to pass PFT fittest and respiratory physical.
Also need Mechanic with experience in pneumatics,
hydraulics, screw conveyors, pump repair and welding.
High school or equivalent, shift work and weekends
required. Good pay, bonus, 401 K, benefits, and over-
time.
Contact HR Dep. @ 863-902-4133, fax 863-902-4315
or dmeiton(southerngardens.com

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

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.


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

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NEEDED
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knowledge in
clerical/accounts
receivable,
Inventory.
APPLY IN PERSON
Walpole Feed
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Energetic, Personable Medical
Assistant Needed. Full Time
in busy medical office. Exp
necessary. Fax CV t)o
863-582-9800.



HOUSEKEEPER: Needed P/T
In the Bassinger Area to help
Cleaning Windows & Screens.
etc. Call 863-467-4823
OFFICE ASSISTANT
Experience a MUST. Drop ohf
resume at 105 SW 3rd Ave
Labor Finders
SECRETARY/BOOKKEEPER
25 hrs Quickbooks, Works
typing & grammar skills a
must 863-763-3736

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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 & # 5698

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JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


COFFEE POT- 10 cup Farber
Ware, like new, $20
(863)467-8681
GARBAGE COMPACTOR- Ken-
more, used very littel .,areai
,,o n dii uri o' ci
(863)763-7437


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



METAL ROOFING: 12 or more
sheets. $10. Some Free Scrap
Metal 4 Also Avail.
(863)467-1782



BATHROOM VANITY TOP -
31" Marble, shell shaped,
w/sink & faucet. $301.
(863)763-8548.
CARPORT PIPE TRUSSES
(10) 22" in Diameter x 13.6"
Long. (863)763-8872' : '
DOORS, INTERIOR, 14 For
Mobile Home. Good condition.
$100 for all, will sep.
(863)447-2130
MEDICINE CABINETS (2),
White, 3 shelves, towel bar,
mirrored door. 30" x 16".
$1 0/both. (863)763-4098:
SHUTTERS- Decorators, Vinyl.
1-pr 12"x24" 2 pr 12"x48", 2
pr 14"x49", Needs paint $25.
for all (863)763-1997
STORM'WINDOW PANELS,
24 gage: (4) 33", (6) 34",
(12) 40", (1) 69". Like new.
$100 for all. (863)946-1692
WINDOWS (6) aluminum
crank outs 29.5W x 52"L
with screen, All for $25
(863)763-1997



COMMERCIAL ELECTRIC
SIGNS: (1) 4'x10' &
(1) 20"x8'. $400for both,will
sep. (863)763-8872


JEEPS: 2 Battery Operated, 1
Wrangler & 1 Enforcer Jr.
Need batteries. $40 for both.
(863)697-0845


CLOTHES, Little Girls, size.
6-8, Designer. 50 items. All
for $500 or will sell sep.
(863)467-4253
HARLEY DAVIDSON WEAR,
ladies &.mens all leather,
several items, $800 for all or
will sell sep. (863)467-4253
SCRUBS- 15 top, Some pants
Size small $50.
(863)697-8084


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



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



BED SET- Queen, Comforter.
Matching pair shams. Beige
background w/floral. $50.
(863)467-8681


BEDROOM SET Daybed,
chest of drawers, dresser,
hutch & mirror. $3100
(863)447-1136
CHEST OF DRAWERS, 5
drawer, very good cond.,
$20. (863)635-0474


BEDROOM SUITE, Beautiful, 6
pc. w/Sealy Posturepedic
Mattress. Antique Beige Col-
or. $1200. (863)763-9410
CAPTAINS BED- with 6 draw-
.r,, .250 (863)261-1117
CRAFTMATIC BED, good con-
dition, $500. (863)763-9527
DINING ROOM SET, table w/6
crairs on coasters, beige,
w/brown print, $100.
(863)763-8028
DRESSER Large, 9 drawers.
Antique handles, exc. cond.
Hard wood. $30
(863)763-3830/697-6507
ENTER CENTER- Rattan, ask-
ing $150 (863)674-0963
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Armoire style. $400
(863)447-1136
ETAGERE- China 4 shelf, ask-
ing $150, very nice
(863)674-0963
LOVESEAT, beige, cloth,
$125. (863)763-5011
MEXICAN BAR Light green
wood w/ overhead stem
glass holder. $150.
.(56.1)704-3690
RECLINER LOVESEAT- Like
new, Leather, Pd $1500 Will
trade for nice Day Bed & Gold
Chain. 863-357-2233 Okee.
ROCKER, Bone, $20.
(863)467-4095
ROCKER RECLINER, Blue,
good condition. $25
(863)467-4095
SHELVING UNITS 2 match-
ing, cream w/black bkgrd.
5'x2', $100 for both.
(863)674-0098.
Sleeper-Sofa- Queen, Castro
Convertible & 7-ft couch.
$250. Will separate.
LaBelle 239-822-5955
SOFA & LOVESEAT 6 mths.
old. Pd. $2000, asking
$1500 or best offer.
(863)634-5821 call any-
time.
TODDLER BED, Graco Stroller,
girls clothes, 72+ pcs., $80
for all. (863)697-0845
TWIN BEDS, w/Simmons deep
sleep mattress & boxspring
& rails, $200.
(863)763-5011
YOUTH BED $40
(863)674-1727



USED GOLF BALLS- 1 dozen.
$3.00 (410)397-3034


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



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



CERAMIC DISHES Like new,
5-piece place settings for 9
& 8 matching glasses. Blue
& white. $35 (863)763-8149


NECKLACE, KINGMAN Tur-
quoise, Squash Blossom
w/Bear Claws. Very unique.
$2400 neg. (863)467-8161


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


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


ARCADE GAMES, (2), $1100
will sell separately.
(863)357-2773
BEER KEG FRIDGE, $50
(863)763-8548
HOUSE PLANS, for a 3br, 2ba,
Ready to pull permit. Asking
$2000 or best offer.
863-634-3164
TARP- Roll up for Motorhome
or RV. 19', Very good cond.
$125.863-697-2724



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



COPIER- Konica 7033, comm.
with 3 drawers, duplicator,
sorter, collates, little used,
$2500 neg.(863)763-1550
DESK, Large, oak. $100 or
best offer. (863)467-6943
OFFICE CHAIR, $75 or best
offer. (863)467-6943


ARIFICAN GRAY- 1 yr old,
Learning to talk. Can be han-
dled. $500. (863)634-9228
CANARY, beautiful, yellow,
$60. (863)357-3639
CAT- Cute, gray with white
markings. 3yrs old Neutered
& declawed. To Good Home
Only! $50. (863)634-3841
CORGI PUPPIES, AKC, 8 wks.
Champion Bloodlines. $500.
Call (336)909-0740 or email:
michellebell@yadtel.net
DOBERMAN PUPS- AKC,
Health Cert., Shots, Tails, De-
clawed. Parents on premises.
Free Family Tree. $650.-$750.
(863)467-5400
DONKEY- lyr old, male, $100
(561)'644-541 8 or
(954)465-6614
GERMAN SHEPHERD- female,
spayed, 3yrs old, home must
have fenced yard $50
(863)357-3026.
NANDAY CONURE PARROT,
Male w/cage. $160
(863)673-4716
PITBULL PUPPIES, UKC Reg.,
4 wks. Ready to gol Large,
Red Nosed. 863-634-5364 af-
ter 4 pm for details.
RED NOSE PIT PUPS- With
papers 8wks old. Ready to
go to good homes. $400.
(863)801-1236
SHIH TZU PUPPIES, male &
female, small, ready 5/12,
$300. (863)763-8028
SOCIETY FINCH- Brown &
white Good foster parents.
$18 (863)357-3639



Double Sink, Stainless steel,
33" x 22", wall hardware,
hoses & garbage disposal.
$60 neg. (863)763-6216



SOLAR PANELS- 7, large,
Make your own heating pool
system $175. or will separ-
ate (239)394-7005


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



CAR AMPLIFIER Kenwood,
900 watt max. $120
(863)824-0776
CAR CD PLAYER, Pioneer
DEH-P47DH, Super Tuner,
Retail $300 Sell $200. (in
Box) (863)357-0448
JL AUDIO 5.25 COMPONENT
SYSTEM, Brand new, Model
VR525CS. $225
(239)340-1369
SUBWOOFER 15" MA Audio
in sealed or ported box.
$120(863)824-0776


TOSHIBA- 31" w/remote Pd.
$1000. Asking $175. or trade
for Jewelry of equal value.
(863)634-9620 Okee area
TRUSSED ANTENNA- 70 ft, 10
ft sections, with base, mast
& hardware. $400. or best
offer. (863)675-4201
WIDESCREEN HDTV 51" Mag-
navox, only 18 mos. old and
works perfect. $600 firm.
(863)528-3211 5pm to
pm


COLEMAN POWERMATE
GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1 week, $500
(863)692-2229
GENERATOR- Coleman Pow-
ermate., 2500w, 5hp Briggs
& Straton eng. New condi-
tion $200. (863)763-1501
JACK To pull engines, good
condition. $80
(239)657-4348 Immokalee
MIG WELDER, Hobart 175,
with cart, exc. cond., $400.
(863)357-5754
SCROLL SAW, 16". $75
(863)467-6797
SETTLING TORCH w/oxygen
hoses, cutting torch & braising
tip, $400. (863)763-9527


REMOTE CONTROL CAR #
RC10 & TRUCK T-Max, 4x4,'
Gas Power. 2 motors & extras!
$350 will sep. 863-304-5573


Wanted: Slide In Pickup
Camper, (863)234-9595

Agriculture



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




TRACTOR- Ferguson, 1951,
exc cond., w/new bush hog,
$4500 or best offer,
(863)763-3679/697-3108


APHA PAINT MARE 6 yrs.
Experienced rider only.
Sweet & pretty. $1500
(863)258-3838
ARAB QUARTERHORSE
3ELDIrG very spirited,
.duiiluij 'i ':00 r best offer.
(863)763-4149
HORSE, 8 yrs. old. Gelding
Good horse, great w/kids.
Moving must sell. $2000 or
best offer. (239)633-3649
REG. APP. GELDING 14yrs.
Kid safe but also a good ride
for beginner to adv. adult.
$1500 (863)638-4006
SADDLE, 15", tan roughout,
new rawhide stirrups & new
WejverSmartCinch. $200
(772)263-1178
THOROUGHBRED MARE, reg-
istered, 12 yrs. old, 16/2
hands, gentle, w/good man-
ners, $1000. (863)763-4149



MOWER, 5ft. Bush Hog finish.
Excellent condition. Side dis-
charge. $1100 or best offer.
(863)697-3008
PATIO CHAIRS (4) Wrought
Iron. $50 for all.
(863)946-3822 -
RIDING MOWER- 6 mos old,
asking $800 (863)467-6030
RIDING MOWER, Craftsman,
38" Cut, Automatic, 12/2
Kohier engine. $450 firm.
(863)763-3451
SNAPPER 30"- rear engine,
$600 (863)517-2077 La-
Belle


CALVES: Shots, Wormed
$200 & up. Also Cows: Young
& Healthy. $400 & Up.
Will Deliver. 863-235-0838

Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books B Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools 9 Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



AMERICAN OAK DRESSER-
1800's, Excellent condition,
$500. or best offer.
(863)675-4201
Headboard & footboard with
rails. $50 (561)704-3690
HUNGARIAN HAY WAGON,
antique, great for decoration
store or farm, $2500
(863)467-1322.
WAGON WHEELS, Hungarian
(100) wooden, $75
863)467-1322
WHISKEY BARRELS (2) -
About 100 years old. $1200
or best offer for both or will
sep.(863)634-5821


ELECTRIC/PROPANE
REFRIGERATOR, 6 cu. ft.,
new. Get ready for hurri-
canes. $750 (239)297-4006
FREEZER, Chest Type, Small,
Runs good. $75.
(863)634-5402
REFRIGERATOR, 15 cu. ft.,
$100. (863)357-1517 aft
6pm
REFRIGERATOR, Whirlpool,
asking $100.
(863)357-0690
WASHER & DRYER Whirl-
pool, matching set, great for
shop/mud room, $100/both.
(863)675-2404 after 5pm.
WASHER & DRYER- 6 mos
old, like new, $400
(863)467-6030
WASHER & DRYER, Good
condition. $150.
(863)447-2130
Washer/Dryer, stack set,
$150. (863)357-1517 aft
6pmo


NE OKEE. CITY, 2br, 2ba,
Shed, Carport. Pets welcome
$900. mo. + Sec. Ref &
cr/cks req. (863)763-7545
NEW HOME: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Tile Liv. Rm., No HOA. $1295.
mo. Lawrence Associates.
1-800-543-2495
OKEE., 2br, 2ba, Lg Family rm.
on water. Community pool
1st, Last & Sec.
863-655-9352 or 381-6937
OKEECHOBEE 3BR/2BA, 1
car garage. $1400/month &
$500 deposit. (754)214-4964
or 1-888-655-9545
perspective3k@aol corn
Option to sell $21 Ok



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


OKEECHOBEE Furnished Rm.
Single occupancy. Utilities in-
cluded. $140 wk. + 1st & last
mo. sec. dep. (863)467-0771


Real Estate



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







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
305-78-4444


BASSWOOD: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
1 Car Garage. (863)467-2894
Full details @ hlttW://home. -
earthlink.net\-dmpdnce
J & S ESTATES- 11 yr old
frame house 2BR/2BA, w/gar.
500 sq ft. Rec. room, Pool,
Steam cabinet, Sauna cabinet
Treadmill & Weight equip
$155,000. Broker protected.
(772)597-6158 or
954)801-6158
NEW 3/2/2 in Everglades Es-
tates. Quality Built. Screen
Porch. Sprinklers, Alarm Sys.,
Central Vac. Granite Kitchen.
Gas or Electric. $249,000.
863-634-3313/863-634-6024
NEWLY REMODELED: 3
Bdrm., 2 Ba., Garage, In the
city. Large yard. $1000. mo.
(863)781-1317/634-1554
R-BAR ESTATES: 4/2/2 CBS
Home, 3346 sq. ft. 3.77 acres
w/in ground pool & pond. Ask-
ing $498,000. (863)467-9937
REDUCED $4500 Under Ap-
praisal 3br, lba, w/Pool. Re-
modeled. Must See Inside



Lazy 7 Area, +/- 11.6 acres
for sale, zoned single family,
o wner/broker.
(863)467-2552
katharine.williams@earthlink.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 Home- Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parta 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020


Buckhead Ridge, Furnished
2BR/1BA on 8th Street.
Large FL room, c/a, heat,
nice landscaping. Non-
smoker adults, no pets.
W/cable, lawn service and
washer. $800/mth. plus sec.
(317)339-6205
BUCKHEAD RIDGE
Large DW 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
w/lake access & upper deck.
Call Lori @561-723-3476
OKEE. ELLIEBOBSHORES-
828 Hwy 441 SE. 3-1br SW
for rent $900 mo. Incl util.
(863)610-1386
OKEE. 2br 2ba '88, S/W 90'x
120' lot $80,000 or $900
mo. rent.
863-697-3306 467-8464


GRANDMA'S GROVE in
LaBelle. 5th Wheel RV Mobile
Home w/Florida room at-
tached. $7500 (239)303-0741
or email dwill98@earthlink.net
NORTH OF OKEE. 2BR, 2BA,
Addit. 12'x36', Carport, On
Kissimmee River, boat
docks, Motor home parking,
Storage parking Fisherman
dream. Quite area. Maint.
$80 mo. $85,000 Call Glen
or Pat 863-467-4016 or
357-0305
OKEE. 12'x36' 1 Bdrm., 1 Ba,
10'x40' FL Room, 14'x24' car-
port, Hot tub, New Kitchen, Ex-
cellent Landscaping, Adult
Park. Lot rent. $184.,
$18,000. Neg. (863)357-0060





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

Recreation






:Motorcyc3es"' 30aI0




AIR BOAT HAULLO- 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
HOUSE BOAT
66ff, Paddle Wheel,
Repo, sacrifice $8000.
(406)628-2181 in LaBelle.
JOHN BOAT- 14', Complete
with 9.8hp Evinrude out-
board. motor $700.
(863)675-0129
Lower Unit for older Mercury
Motor, good shape, $200 or
best offer (863)675-6738
PONTOON- 28', 50hp John-
son, New deck/carpet. Great
cond. $3200. (863)467-1720
mattmcdan@hotmail.com
Smoker Craft, 16', tilt trailer,
trolling motor, 35hp Mere.,
ready to fish, $1800.
(863)467-7428


ALLEGRO MOTORHOME,
Onan, Generator, ice cold air,
-for camping or live-in.
(863)824-8746 $5900
CAMPER/TRAVEL TRAILER,
22 Ft., Dual Axel w/Air Condi-
tioning. $2500 or best offer.
(863)763-8828 .
COACHMAN CATALINA 1995,
26 Ft, Like new. Low mileage.
$16,000. or best offer. Call
863-634-5914.
COLEMAN SUNVALLEY 1982,
NC & Awning (Both New '04),
propane stove, pressure water
pump. $1400. (863)467-7905
DODGE '78, Working gas stove
and refrigerator, inside lights
work. Good condition. $2000
firm. (863)675-6511
Sunline, '05 T2499, 0 trip
miles, exc. cond,, $19,000
or best offer. (863)357-2891
after 3pm
TOYOTA MOTOR HOME'81,
4 cyl., new tires, only 34k
orig. mi., $2500 firm.
(863)763-2034
TRAVEL TRAILER, 16 Ft.,
Shasta 1959, Show Condi-
tion. Very cute! $2500 or
best offer. (863)467-8161
TRAVEL TRAILER- '95, Salem,
5th Wheel, Exc. cond. Very
clean, $5000 863-763-7727


tread. Look new. $150 for all,
will sep. (863)467-6696
WINNEBAGO '85- Motor
home, 26', V8, sips 8, very
good cond, 62K, $10,000 or
best offer (772)284-1194



MARINER, 1993 175HR 25"
lower unit, runs great,
$2200. Call 863-697-6095.
MER CRUISER: 4.3, Complete
Exhaust. Motor has been sit-
ting. $150 or best offer.
(863)967-2525


HONDA CMX 250, 2003, ex-
cellent condition $1800
(863)517-2077 La Belle
HONDA MAGNA 1985, 700
CC's, 6 Spd., Runs great!
$2000. or best offer.
(863)675-0596/673-2025
YAMAHA ROADSTAR 1600


2002,26K mis., Excellent con-
dclon w/extra's. $5,500 or
best offer. Call 863-763-1380
or 863-447-0127 or email
carizachsam@hotmail.com



ATV TIRES & RIMS, Blackwa-
ter, Yamaha, rear, mounted.
Great for mudl $150 for both.
Call Rick. (239)410-3784
ATV TIRES & RIMS, Sand
Shark, Yamaha, rear, mounted.
Great for sand $150 for both.
Call Rick. (239)410-3784
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Never
ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
KAWASAKI MULE, '00, good
cond., runs good, $2200.
(863)357-1576/634-7210


GO KART Scorpion, 2 seater,
roll bars, great shape, $600
firm. (863)634-8828 days or
(863)763-4132 eve's.
SUZUKI LT 80, 4 wheeler,
runs good, very good cond.,
oversized tires, $650.
(863)467-6964
YAMAHA PW80, '93, runs
good, $400.
(863)357-1576/634-7210


Automobiles




Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



ACURA '88, White, less than
50,000 miles, needs minor
repair. $400 (863)467-0644
CHEVY BELAIR- '60, 2 dr Hard
Top, 283 eng. Runs & Looks
Great. $7500. or best offer.
863-634-9368
CHEVY CAPRICE WAGON '89,
Immaculate & Runs Wonder-
ful. $2250. (865)963-9683
CHEVY NOVA '76, Runs good.
Needs a paint job. $2500.
Call Ramon (239)503-5131
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER '87,
318 engine. Real good running
condition. Only asking .$500.
(863)612-0657/612-5413
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, great gas mile-
age. $2500 (863)763-8149
or (863)610-0270
NISSAN 200SX '96, 5 spd. in
good shape, clean inside, runs
great, only needs a starter.
1800 (863)673-4736 Jeff..
PLYMOUTH SUNDANCE 1989
$800 or best offer.
(863)467-9051
PONTIAC GRAND AM- '93,
New paint job. Needs trans-
mission. $300.
(863)467-2894
PONTIAC SUNFIRE-'99, 4 cyl,
Auto,Clean, Runs Excellent,
First $1'200.
(863)532-9700467-1547
TOYOTA CAMRY LE WAGON,
'90, V6, $1750.
(863)357-0506


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



BRONCO II '89 New trans. 4
good tires & battery. 60k since
rebuilt engine. $1750
(86.3)805-8789
CHEVY TRUCK '96- 4x4,
$2500 or best offer
(863)467-2139
DODGE DAKOTA PICKUP
2005, 4x4 w/all the goodies!
3,700 mis., Excellent gas mile-
age. $21,900. 863-467-7340
FORD BRONCO '95- 4x4,
$2500 or best offer
(863)467-2139


CLUIB CAR, '03, new condi-
tion, windshield, curtains,
fans, $2500. (863)697-1350
or (863)763-2063
EZ GO, '97, 3 wheeler, good
cond, good batt & charger
$750 (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063

Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Play Structure
This outdoor play structure
has something for everyone.
The sturdy, safety-conscious
design features a smooth
hardboard slide, two sand-
boxes and a gable roof with a
canvas top. It stands about 10
feet tall and is 6 feet square
(not including the ladder or
slide). The floor is about 5
feet off the ground.
Play Structure plan
(No. 839)... $9.95
Playhouses Package
4 plans incl. 839
(No. C 104)... $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
U-Bild, 15241 Stagg St.,
Van Nuys, CA 91405.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
Money Back Guarantee


Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



FURNISHED APT- On Water.
Utilities paid. Adult Commu-
nity. No pets Call between 9-4
pm daily (863)357-2044
OKEECHOBEE NEW 2BR/1BA
& 1BR/1BA for lease, in-
cludes water, stove, refrig-
erator, dishwasher. No pets
or smoking. Call Robert at
(863)634-7489







12 Okeechobee News, Monday, May 8, 2006


GOLF CAR: YAMAHA 1996 36
Volt, charger included. Good
condition. Asking $1000.
(863)763-1424
GOLF CART- Club Car, lights,
curtains, hi speed, $1600
(772)332-6623

Golf Carts, (2), electric, w/2
chargers, run good, body in
bad shape, $900 for both
will sell sep. (863)697-8259


BED RAILS NASTA Stainless
polished, fit Chevy Silverado
short bed 99-current New in
box. $100 (863)697-0328
BEDLINER for Ford F150
shorted, exc. cond., $200.
(863)634-1772
Chevy truck bare cab and
short bed. 1985 with title.
$150 (772)359-2923 or
(863)476-5401


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Donkey Cart Planter
Here's a simple, fun and inexpensive project that will
make an attractive addition to the yard or patio.
Inspired by popular designs found in the Southwest
and Mexico, the donkey cart planter holds several
pots of flowers or plants. It's mobile and easy to roll
into and out of direct sunlight or around the yard.
The finished project measures 41 inches long by 20
inches high by 14 inches wide.
The plan includes step-by-step directions with
photos, full-size traceable patterns, an assembly dia-'
gram, a shopping list and cutting schedule and a
numbered color chart with painting guidelines.
Donkey Cart Planter plan (No. 748)... $9.95
Animal Planters Package (No. C103)
Three projects incl. 748 ... $21.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects). . $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
15241 Stagg St. this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91405 1-2 weeks for delivery.
or can (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.com
Money Back Guarantee


ENGINE & TRANS- '97 Toyota
Corrola 1.8, runs good cond.
low miles, $600
(772)216-9002
ENGINE, 3208 Caterpillar,
Remanufactured. Like new.
$2500. (863)673-5852 or
(863)612-5413
Heads and four barrel intake
for small block Chevy. $150
(863)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 truck, 18" x
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
(863)763-6216
TIRES- 275/45/20" 20 64 Ea-
gle/Chrome rims/spinners
paid $2500 asking $1500
firm (863)634-8511 eve only
TRUCK CAP, Fiberglass, Fits
Ford F150 Ext. cab. Arizona
Desert w/tinted glass & sliding
window. $395.863-467-5260


DODGE RAM 1500 '95, Needs
some work, has new tires &
front body work. $2000
(239)872-0295
FORD FO1O, '83, auto, air,
300cl, new tires, two-tone
blue, $1500. (863)697-3306
FORD F150 '87 Runs good.
Need to sell! $900 or best
offer. Call Deanne anytime.
(863)634-5143
FORD F250 1989, 6 cyl, 4
sp, needs distributor,
$600/best offer.
(863)634-3055 Okee.
FORD F-250 '84 Diesel.
Manual trans Good work
truck. Needs minor work
$800 neg 1863)228-0580
FORD F250, '86, runs greai,
new tires, a/c, $1"800.
(561)202-4136 Okeechobee


FORD RANGER XLP 88, 5sp,
runs & looks good, $1700.
(863)763-6747.
FORD XLT F150 '92- 2 wh
drive, long bed, AC works,
$2500 (863)634-7574
GMC SHORT BED '74 Good
cond, Needs motor & trans-
mission. Good Cab, bed, in-
terior,$ 1,500 772)519-3979
ISUZU HOMBRE, '96, 4 cyl., 5
spd., very good cond., a/c,
anti-lock brakes, $2500 firm.
(239)324-2335
NISSAN- '94, Red, Chrome
wheels, Bed liner, hitch.
Needs transmission. $500.
(863)675-1490


ARMY CARGO TRAILER- 5 ton
M105 single axle. 900x20
tires. $700. (863)675-1490
SEMI TRAILER For storage,
45'. You move. $300
(863)467-7415
UTILITY TRAILER, 16 Ft., Fac-
tory Built w/portable ramps.
$800 or best offer.
(863)967-2525


CHEVY 2500-'87, cold air, 1
owner. Runs good $1150.
(863)674-0837 or
863-673-0782 LeBelle
CHEVY LUMINA 1990 VAN,
Runs good. Needs body work.
$900. or best offer.
(863)357-1430
DODGE 250 RAM 1992, Con-
version Van, TV, Playstation,
VCR, A/C. Runs excellent.
$2500 Firm. 863-634-8854
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
' 99 Some damage/mech.
probs., am/fm/cd, p/i, p/w,
at.. $600 1863)763-0920
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE,
,97. power everything. cold
alc, $1800 or besi oiler.
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Public Notices

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2006-CA-58
DAVID NUNEZ and ANITA NUNEZ,
his wife,
Plaintiffs
vs
DURESNEL BORRERO, a/k/a DURIS-
NEL BORRERO, and NANCY BORRE-
RO, his wife, and STATE OF
FLORIDA,
DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE,
Defendants,
NOTICE FACTION
TO: DURESNEL BORERO, a/k/a DURIS-
NEL BORRERO and NANCY BORRE-
RO, his wife, and all other parties
having or claiming to have any right, ti-
te or interest in the subject property.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tin to foreclose a mortgage on the fol-
lowing described property In.
Okeechobee County Flonda, to-wit
Lots 3 and 4, less the East 5 feet of Lot
3, Block 27, SUBDIVISION OF A POR-
TION OF OKEECHOBEE PARK, accord-
ing to the plat thereof recorded In Plat
Book 1, page 28, public records of
Okeechobee County, Florida, TOGETH-
ER WITH A 1970 MERC Mobile Home
bearing ID No. MF3460D and Title No.
420063,
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF A VARIANCE
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Board of
Adjustments and Appeals on Tuesday, May 23,2006 at 7:00 pm in the County
Commission Meeing Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, oridato consider a VARIANCE from building setback re-
quirements In a Residential Mixed (RM) zoning district. The variance would allow
a carport to be constructed with a 10.5' front setback instead of the required 20'
setback. The property owners and applicants are James and Clara Galney. The
property s located at 2818 SE 37th Avenue and is more particularly described as
follows:
Lots 78 and 79, TREASURE ISLAND, UNIT NO.2, according totheplatthereof re-
corded In Plat Book 3, page 39, of the public records of Okeechobee County,
Florida.
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board are not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, May 24,2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission
meeting Room, Okeechobee County Courthouse,304 NW 2nd Street, Okeecho-
bee, Florida.
ALL INTERESTED PARTIES SHALL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITYTO BE HEARD AT
THIS PUBLIC HEARING. Any person deciding to appeal any decision by the
Board of Adjustments and Appeals with respect to any matter considered at this
meeting or heading will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings
Is made and that te record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal will be based. Planning and Development tapes are forthe sole purpose of
backup for official records of the department
William D. Royce, Planning Director
Petition #V-2006-0153
1329260N5/8/2006

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

Dual Electric (VFD) drive Pumps, Skid Mounted

Mini Excavatorw/Dual Axle Trailer
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PROJECT NO. 3544
RE-ROOF OHS Bldg. 18 & 19
2800 Highway 441 N
Okeechobee, FL 34972
INVITATION FOR SEALED RBIDS
Sealed bids will be received by THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 up to 2:00 p.m. June
15, 2006 for all materials and labor necessary for.
Re-Roof Buildings 18 & 19 Okeechobee High School
2800 Highway 441N
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Bidder shall submit with their bid the following documents: Acknowledgement of Ad-
dendum's, Complete list of sub-contractors in connection with this project, 5%
Bid Bond or Cashier's Check, Public Entity Crimes Statement, Drug Free Work-
place Certification and Trench Safet Affidavit, when applicable. All documents
shall accompany the contractors bid. Failure to provide any of these items shal
be grounds for rejection of the bid.
Plans and specifications are on file In the office of:
Dale Barrett, Director of Operations
OkeechobeeCounty School Board
700 SW 2nd Avenue, Room 110
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-462-5000 ext. 236
and
BMK Architects, Inc.
227 Central Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-365-6056
Copies of said plans and specifications may be obtained at the office of said Archi-
tect or the office of Dale Barrett, upon the deposit of $50.00 for one set of plans
and specifications; said deposit will be returned to the contractor upon return ol
said plans and specifications in good condition, and upon receipt of a bona fide
bid.
Each bid shall be accompanied by a Bid Bond in the amount of 5% of the maximum
bid, payable to the School Board of Okeechobee County, as evidence of good
faith and guaranteeing that the successful bidder will execute and furnish to the
School Board of Okeechobee County a good and sufficient performance bond as
required by Florida Statute Section 1013.47 in the penal sum of 100% of the es-
caled amount of the contact guaranteeing the performance of said contract and a
payment bond as required by Section 1013.47 and 255.05, Florida Statutes,
guaranteeing the payment of all debts pertaining thereto. Each Bid shall be ac-
companied by a sworn statement under Section 287.133(3)(a), Florida Statutes,

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Community Events


Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Serxices Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service Center, 1019 W. South Park St, has arts and crafts for seniors at
the service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and gospel
music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would like to expand
its activities to groups that would like to play board games, card games
and bingo. If anyone is interested or has any ideas, contact Sheila at
(863) 462-5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come down and talk
to us. Activities are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is a free
senice to seniors age 60 and over.

Ornament sales benefits scholarships
The Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are selling a limited edi-
tion 2006 Christmas ornament. The ornament is 24 karat gold on brass
and includes a numbered certificate and historical information. Each
ornament is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments %\ill go to
the ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863) 763-2829; Gay
Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-2487; Marion
Davis, (863) 763-3991; or Regina Hamrick, (863) 763-8865.

Martha's House office has moved
Martha's House Administrative and Outreach Office have moved to
their new\ location at 103 N.W. Fifth St., Suites 4 and 5, next door to the
Medicine Shoppe.

CAP looking for senior members
The Florida Wing of the Ci\il Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxil-
iary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and cadets
are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12 and IS
are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and pro-
vide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Ciil Air
Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet pro-
grams. Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish
these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior mem-
ber contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations
Center, (863) 763-3212.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Be a hero; help the Red Cross
Heroes for the American Red Cross is a grassroots campaign in
which local business people, school groups, church groups, civic clubs
and individuals pledge to raise $1,000 through any legal means they
choose for the local Red Cross chapter. This year, the Okeechobee
County Branch has set its sights on raising $25,000 during the campaign
which runs throughout the month of May. The funds will be used to sup-
port such Red Cross services in Okeechobee County as disaster relief,
assistance for fire victims, emergency military communications, first aid,


CPR training and disaster preparedness for the community. If you would
like to become a hero by raising or donating $1,000 for the Okeechobee
County Red Cross, call Debbie Riddle, branch manager, at (863) 763-
2-488.

History van to visit library
The WQCS Oral History Project Story Van will be visiting the Okee-
chobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16 St., May 8-10. To make an appoint-
ment to record your memories of the Okeechobee area, contact Janie
Gould at (7721 162-7822; or, toll free at (888) 286-8936.

Raiulerson will host Blood Mobile
Florida's Blood Centers Blood Mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital,
1796 U.S. 441 N Tuesday, May 9,1from 9 until 11 a.m. All donors %will
receive a T-shirt, 50 percent off Medieval Times and a $10 PublLx gift
card. All blood tpes are needed.

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

'77 class reunion being planned
The class of 1977 is planning their to 30-year reunion. All members of
the class of 1977 %%ill meet Tuesday, May 9, at the Brahma Bull Restau-
rant, 2405 S R. 441 S.E. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. and the meetingwill 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) 634.94991.

Judge to speak at Chamber meeting
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce general membership
meeting %\ill be held Wednesday, May 10, at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant, 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 Chamber members and their guests are
invited. For information, contact the Chamber at (863) 763- 6464.

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

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

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

Children's Council to meet
The Children's Services Council will meet Thursday, May 11, at 5
p.m. in the conference room of the Okeechobee County School
Board at 700 S.W. Second Ave. Gene Woods of the Okeechobee
County Board of County Commissioners is a member of the Chil-
dren's Services Council and will be participating in this meeting.

Local Democrats will meet
The monthly public meeting of the Okeechobee Democratic
Party will be held Thursday, May 11, at 7 p.m. at Beef O'Brady's, 608
S. Parrott Ave.. Stephanie Locke of Martha's house will be the guest
speaker. Everyone is welcome.

Library hosting Medicare Part D classes
Free Medicare Part D Assistance ends May 11. Free classes are
being offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5 until 7 p.m. at
the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St.

Church hosting gospel sing
A gospel sing featuring The Gospel Messengers from Fort Pierce
will be held at the Gospel Lighthouse, 914 W.N. Park St., on Friday,
May 12, at 7:30 p.m. For information, call Reverend Elma J. Hamp-
ton at (863) 357-0455.

Denny Holerger benefit planned
Former Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) deputy
Denny Holerger was recently diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Dis-
ease). A benefit will be held Friday, May 12, from 10:30 until 2 p.m.


across from the OCSO, 504 N.\\. Fifth At-e in the open lot by the
Sheriffs department. Dinners \\ill be sold and will consist of Boston
butt, potato salad, green beans and roils for $6 each. Deliveries will
be made by the COP Volunteer Program. Call Carolyn at (863) 634-
1476, (863) 634-5801 or (863) 634-5819.

Bikers ride for Pregnancy Center
Motorcycle riders will meet at the Pregnancy Resource Center,
1505 S. Parrolt Ave., Saturday, May 13, at 8 a.m. to ride for the Preg-
nancy Resource Center. The bike ride will be 160 miles around Lake
Okeechobee. For information call Gene at (863) 634-1723, Debbie at
(863) 634-6252 or Sam at (863) 6.34.-89I8 All funds will be donated
to the Pregnancy Resource Center that helps young mothers in cri-
sis.

Driver safety course offered
An AARP Driver Safety Course will be held at The Gathering, 1735
S.W. 24th Ave., on Salurday, May 13, and Saturday, May 20, from 8
a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Tuition is $10 and must be paid by check only.
Please call to sign up for class. This is the last class until September.
You do not have to be a member of AARP or have AARP auto insur-
ance. All seniors 55 and over are invited. Consult your auto insur-
ance agent for your three-year discount upon completion of class.
The class is scheduled for two, four-hour days. The instructor will be
IMrs. 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
information, call Heather Newsome at (561) 684-5885.

Meeting on stormwater issue slated
A meeting to discuss the planning process for a stormwater mas-
ter plan, as well as identifying problem areas and possible flooding
solutions, will be held Wednesday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee County Civic Center on U.S. 98 N. Officials from Okee-
chobee County, the City of Okeechobee and the South Florida Water
Management District (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 man-
agers create a plan that will best address the concerns of citizens For
information, contact the Okeechobee County Engineering Depart-
ment at (863) 763-1811.

Church hosting revival
A revival with Brother Larry Nix will be held May 17 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
Okeechobee 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 fry on Friday, May 19, at the church, 200 N.W Second St. The meal
will 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 (863) 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.

Church plans ribbon ceremony
First Missionary Baptist Church, 811 N.W Ninth St. will host their
marching, dedication and ribbon ceremony on Saturday, May 20, at 11
a.m. For information, call (863) 763-0716. The church will hold its first
service in the new church Sunday, May 21, with Sunday School begin-
ning at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship at 11:30 a.m.

Free nutrition clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis and
designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness Cen-
ter, 916 W. N. Park St., on Monday, May 22, at 5:30 p.m. For information,
call 763-4320.




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