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The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office will hold a spe-
cial Law Enforcement Memori-
al Service to honor fallen law
enforcement officers on Mon-
day, May 15, at 8a.m.
The services will be held on
the steps of the sheriff's office at
504 N.W. Fourth St.
Sheriff Paul C. May will
honor OCSO Deputy Glover E.
'Skip' Bryant, who lost his life
on Nov. 6, 1991. Deputy Bryant
died when the aircraft he was
in crashed in Lake Okeechobee
while.trying to locate two miss-
Brother Joe Bishop will con-
duct the memorial service,
while OCSO Sergeant Gary Bell
will read the names of the fallen
officers in Florida.
by four dogs
A 70-year-old Okeechobee
woman was admitted to
Raulerson Hospital for injuries
she reportedly received after
being attacked by as many as
According to a report by
Deputy William Suggs of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO), said the
woman, Etta Gray, was admit-
ted to the hospital with punc-
ture-type wounds to both arms
and legs. Her right arm was dis-
located at the elbow and frac-
tured between her elbow and
wrist, continued the report.
OCSO Lieutenant William
Markhani said the woman was,
still in the hospital as of Monday
MIAMLI -- The Vendor
climbed the steps in the stands
behind home plate, searching
for customers amid the empty
seats during the Florida Marlins'
"Buy some peanuts you'll
feel better," he shouted.
Marlins fans, that scarcest of
breeds, are hurting because
their team is beyond bad: .Not
only are the Marlins last in the
major leagues in attendance,
but they have the fewest wins in
the NL, their batters have the
most strikeouts, their pitchers
have the most walks and their
wieldingg percentage is the worst.
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Okeechobee News/Lorna Jablonski
Elena Lara (left), Kristina Mellette (center) and Samantha Prescott (right) attended the
Okeechobee High School prom Saturday evening at the KOA Convention Center.
Mary Ann Lipfert (left) put the finishing Jessica Donaldson (left) and Jeff Davis
touches on Barbara Santa Cruz's (right) (right) stopped for pictures prior to attending
,hair before the Okeechobee High the Okeechobee High School prom Saturday
School prom Saturday evening, evening at the KOA Convention Center.
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Discussion of a developer's
agreement and financing of
the wastewater treatment
plant expansion are sched-
uled to take up a portion of
this morning's meeting of the
board of, directors of the
Okeechobee Utility Authority
matters will also 'be consid-
ered at the meeting that will
beginat 8:30 a.m. at the QUA
office, 100 S.W. Fifth Ave. -
Developers' fees are -
expected to help finance the
much-needed expansion of
the wastewater treatment
plant. The amount of money
that will be obtained from
capital connection fees and
guaranteed revenue fees pro-
vided by developer's agree-
ments will determine how
much money will have to be
financed to expand the plant
Guaranteed revenue fees
are those fees a developer will
pay,during the time between
completion of the treatment
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Avenger weapon system
A vehicle carrying the Avenger weapon system was part
of the military convoy that passed through Okeechobee
Saturday morning on Its way to Avon Park. The Avenger
fire unit has eight ready-to-fire Stinger missiles in two
turret-mounted standard vehicle missile launchers.
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A 70-year-old Okeechobee still in the hospital as of Monday
woman was admitted to Rauler- afternoon.
son Hospital for injuries she The four dogs were taken to
reportedly received after being the Okeechobee County Animal
attacked by as many as four dogs. Control where they were placed
According to a report by in quarantine. According to Gary
Deputy William Suggs of the Barber, animal control supervisor,
Okeechobee County Sheriff's the animals will stay in quarantine
Office (OCSO), said the woman, for 10 days. After that, they will be
Etta Gray, was admitted to the euthanized.
hospital with puncture-type "I don't think any of these ani-
wounds to both arms and legs. mals have had current rabies
Her right arm was dislocated at shots," said Mr. Barber.
the elbow and fractured between The deputy's report states that
her elbow and wrist, continued around 10:38 a.m. on Sunday,
the report. May 7, Mrs. Gray was walking
OCSO Lieutenant William down the road in front of her
Markham said the woman was home as she does nearly every
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following dog attack
day. When she passed by her put them in Officer Allen's truck.
neighbor's home, three dogs Mr. Barber said the dogs are all
"came out of the driveway and mixed breed and all weigh over
attacked her." 60 pounds. He went on to say that
The report states that one of as of Monday afternoon, he had
the dogs bit her right arm and not seen any aggressive behavior
pulled her to the ground. The in any of the animals.
other dogs started biting her all Following their quarantine, if
over her body. there is no indication of rabies,
Around noon, the owner of the the dogs will be euthanized.
dogs returned home and met "The owners have already
with Deputy Suggs and Animal signed off on it. Basically, they
Control Officer Rosetta Allen. The want to wash their hands of it,"
report said the owner was very said Mr. Barber. "The owner does
upset over what had happened not want any of the dogs back."
and told Officer Allen to take the Lt. Markham said no criminal
dogs "... and put them down." He charges have been filed against
even helped catch the dogs and the owner of the dogs.
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Foley's aide to be at courthouse
OKEECHOBEE Ann Decker, aide to U.S. Representative Mark
Foley (R), 16th Congressional district, will hold office hours in room 106
of the Okeechobee County Courthouse on Thursday, May 11.
Ms. Decker will be there from 8 until 10 a.m. She can also be
reached during those hours by calling (863) 763-6441.
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 possi-
ble 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 hosting the
public meeting. Area residents will be able to fill out a questionnaire
concerning stormwater problems in their area, which will help project
managers create a plan that will best address the concerns of citizens.
For information, contact the 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 dis-
cussing several grants for the 2006-07 school year.
The meeting will be held in the school board office, 700 S.W. Second
Ave., on Tuesday, May 23, at 10 a.m.
Grants include: IDEA, Part B-Individual Disabilities Education Act;
IDEA Part B-Preschool; Title I-Migrant delinquent and homeless chil-
dren; Title II-Teacher and Principal Training Recruiting Fund; Math and
Science Partnerships; Enhancing Education through Technology Enti-
tlement; Title Ill-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 con-
Deputy fatally shoots suspect
ORLANDO (AP) An Orange County deputy fatally shot a man sus-
pected in a slew of car thefts, authorities said.
The mar started his crime spree about 5 p.m. Sunday when he stole
a car and rammed it into another vehicle, the sheriff's office said. The
man allegedly stole two more cars later.
Deputies began following the suspect on 1-4. The suspect rammed
Deputy Angel Cirino's vehicle, causing both cars to go off the road.
Deputy Ravindra Khargie got out of his vehicle and, while trying to
take the suspect into custody, fired his weapon, the sheriff's office said
in a statement.
The unidentified man was pronounced dead at Orlando Regional
Sand Lake Hospital.
Cirino was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.
Okeechobee High School principal, Gary Kirsch (right)
and his wife, Lonnie Kirsch (left) were in attendance at
the prom Saturday evening at the KOA Convention Cen-.
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The board will also discuss
clarifications of the rate sched-
ule. The clarifications will deal
primarily with more clearly stat-
ing definitions within the rate
schedule and generally will not
affect the rates that consumers
Turning to hurricane related
matters, the board will ,consider
transfer of funds from an
account that has been set aside
for future projects to pay for per-
mitting and installing the wiring
on an alternate pump station.
This pump station would pump
water from the Rim Canal to the
surface water treatment plant if
lake water became unusable, as
happened'during last year's hur-
In another hurricane related
matter, the board will consider
joining Florida's Water/Waste-
go- 0 0o -
water Agency Response Net-
work (FlaWARN). Under this
.network, utilities join together to
help each other during hurri-
canes. Members of the network
can either request assistance or
provide assistance to other
member utilities during times of
emergency. The board will con-
sider a ,mutual aid agreement
which identifies the purposes,
insurance and arbitration
process for a given storm event.
In other action, the board is
approve the finance report
for the period ending April 30;
authorize the executive
director to execute an agree-
ment with Knopf & Associates
for developing a scope-of-work
and preparing bid documents to
obtain bids for roof repair to
consider approving the
2005 audit report; and,
consider purchasing a rub-
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Okeechobee students seek 'Brain-Bowl' title
FORT PIERCE Cockroach
races, insect hunts, a mini-Mela-
paleuza, and an art contest will
be among the activities atten-
dees may participate in at the
first University of Florida Biologi-
cal Control Brain Bowl and
Bash. The event will be held Sat-
urday, May 20, 1 p.m. until 3
p.m., with the official Biological
Control Brain Bowl to follow at
3:30 until 5:00 p.m.
The event will be held at the
UF Indian River Research and
Education Center in Fort Pierce,
located at 2199 South Rock
Road. Hosting the event will be
20 bright high and middle
school students representing
Okeechobee, St. Lucie, and Indi-
an River counties, three research
scientists, four extension agents
and other organizers.
Eight students from Okee-
chobee were selected to partici-
pate in this year's event. Team
members include Brittany Carri-
er, Brittny Cutler, Septemberlyn
Davis, Victor Gandarilla, Jessica
Joles, Vick Patel, Corey White
and Joy Burnham. ITwo of these
team members, will be inter-
viewed by WOKC radio D.J. Billy
Dean on Monday, May 15 catch
his show from 8 until 9 a.m. that
day to hear more about their
efforts to win the Brain Bowl tro-
The public is invited to attend
the Biological Control Brain
Bowl and Bash on May 20 -
admission is free. The purpose
of the event is to share with the
public information about bio-
Submitted to the Okeechobee News
Aspiring Okeechobee Aspirators: Learning how to use an
aspirator ("a bug.sucker") to collect predatory psyllids from
Melaleuca trees are (L to R): Brittany Carrier, Okeechobee
Freshman Learning Center Honors Biology Instructor
Richonda Winner-Manson, and Brittny Cutler. They are
preparing for the UF BioControl Brain Bowl on May 20 in Fort
Submitted to the Okeechobee News
Biological Control Brain Bowl participant Will Davis, and
2005 Okeechobee Brain Team member, just completed paint-
ing racing stripes on a cockroach prior to the "Great Ameri-
can Cockroach Race."
logical control research being
carried out at the $3.8 million UF
Biological Control Research and
Containment Laboratory, situat-
ed on the UF Fort Pierce loca-
The event culminates a two-
month-long program for the 20
students who have been trained.
to be spokespeople for the men-
ace of invasive species and for
biological control, believed to be
the most efficient method for the
control of invasive species.
The Biological Control Brain
Bowl is a "quiz bowl," in which
the three teams' knowledge of
biological control and invasive
species will be challenged by the
game hosts, Ron Cave, Ph.D.,
and Bill Overholt, Ph.D., and
Ph.D. The three professors per-
form biological control
At the May 20th event, local
residents may meet the research
scientists and the student mem-
bers of the three Brain Teams. In
addition to the activities stated
above, other activities will
include face painting for young
children, a maggot display, owl
pellet dissections, a crafts table,
ladybug carry-out containers
and a "Caterpillar Canter" relay
race. Three $50 "Bug Master Art
Awards" prizes will be provided
for art contest winners. The
"Bug Master Buggy Hunt Award"
recipient will also receive an
award courtesy of Bug Master, a
local pest management organi-
zation that practices Integrated
Pest Management, or environ-
mentally-friendly pest control
The Biological Control Brain
Bowl and Bash program was
funded with a grant from IPM
(Integrated Pest Management)
Florida, the state's leader in IPM.
Program sponsors include The
University of Florida; Bug Mas-
ter, a pest management organi-
zation that serves Indian River
and St. Lucie counties; St. Lucie,
Indian River and Okeechobee 4-
H Foundations; TAME, the
statewide Melaleuca manage-
ment program; Pelican Island
and St. Lucie Audubon Societies;
the Florida Mosquito Control
Association; The Florida
Research Center for Agricultural
Sustainability, and Papa John's
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Dr. Joe Flanagan
Dr. Joe Flanagan, age 85, of
Okeechobee, died May 5, 2006, at
his home. Dr.
born April 25,
1921, in Erick,
Okla., to Joe
He was a
practiced in Dr. Jo
to the area
from Sayre, Okla. 30 years ago. He
was a member of ttevAmerican
Veterinarian Medical Association.
Dr. Flanagan proudly served our
country in the U.S. Army as a
medic. He was a member of the
Victory Baptist Church and loved
to take .long walks around the
neighborhood, as well as fishing
Dr. Flanagan was preceded in
death by his wife, Leona Flana-
He is survived by his caregivers
and friends, Robert Holley and
'Diana Padgett of Okeechobee.
Visitation will be from noon
until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May
10, 2006, at Bass Okeechobee
Graveside funeral services will
be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 10,
2006, at Evergreen Cemetery with
Pastor Johnny Jarriel of Victory
Baptist Church officiating.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
William Jessie Barrett
William Jessie Barrett, age 74,
of Okeechobee, died May 7,2006,
in Okeechobee. He was born
Nov. 26, 1931, in Birmingham,
Ala., and has been a resident of
Okeechobee since 1982. Mr. Bar-
rett retired from the United States.
Navy as an electrician, He was
also a member of the Alabama
Church of God and enjoyed
woodworking and fishing.
Mr. Barrett is preceded in
death by: his parents, Tommie
Lee Barrett and Alabama Ruth;,
Barrett, along with three brothers:
Jim, Tommie, and Curtis.
He. is survived by: his loving
wife of almost 35 years, Margaret
Barrett of Okeechobee; daughter,
Alice Shoopman of San Diego,
Calif.; and, stepdaughters, Belin-
da (Jerry) Black and Becky Nor-
ris, both from Birmingham, Ala.
In addition, he is survived by his
grandchildren, Chris Black,
Stephen Norris, Jennifer Shoop-
man, Jason Black, and Abby Nor-
ris; a host of nieces and nephews;
special brother-in-law, Sammy
Savage of Montgomery, Ala,; and,
sister-in-law, Mae Barrett of
Mr. Barrett will truly be missed
by his loving family, friends, and
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ILLEGALS: We have laws in this country that recent immigrants
don't fully understand. Everyone trying to enter this country must
show identification or be applying for identification to be able to
enter this country. If you' are entering this country without identifi-
cation, you have invaded this country illegally. You have broken our
border and our laws, so that makes you a criminal. In this country,
criminals don't demand anything because they have broken our
laws and ignorance of the law is not a legal defense. So like it or not,
you broke our laws and the only choice you have is to go home.
ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS: It appears that the organizers of Mon-
day's march do not completely understand this highly contentious
topic. Yes, most of us are descendents of immigrants but it is very
difficult to validate the comparison of those immigrants that arrived
legally through Ellis Island and assimilated into our English-speak-
ing country to those that have arrived illegally and who have not
assimilated. Again, the quoted organizer does not seem to under-
stand the feelings of many Americans that it is not our responsibility
to provide for illegal immigrants looking for an opportunity due to
economic- conditions in their homeland. Yes, these workers are
hard workers and they should not be treated as felons. But they are
a burden on our healthcare and educational systems. Until those
that were involved in Monday's protest begin to understand that
many Americans don't want to pay for social services for illegal
immigrants; don't want to hear a Spanish language Anthem to
America; and don't care to learn Spanish as it is not the primary lan-
guage of the USA, then the debate will not cease and animosity will
continue. If illegal immigrants are unhappy with these comments
they have the inalienable right and freedom to go back to their
BENEFITS: In response to the Social Security comment or any
other kind of benefits that the state or government has to offer, I am
sorry to burst your bubble but immigrants are not eligible for any of
those at least not the undocumented Mexicans. Mexicans take
your jobs because Mexicans do the jobs other people are not will-
ing to do. Mexicans aren't overcrowding our schools, we're just
doing what was being asked of us to do learn English and get
educated so that we are able to learn all about the American laws.
So to clear it up, if you do not have the documentation to present
you have no job and no benefits. But when you point a finger at
someone remember there's always four pointing back at you.
DISCIMINATION: This is for the ones that want to discriminate
against the Spanish speaking. They need to learn that this is a free
country, and that this country belongs to the Indians first. They need
to understand that is why they call this the United States of America
freedom to speak. I would appreciate if they would stop discrimi-
nating. This is a beautiful country.
DIKE: I would like to say even though the commissioners and
emergency management are not concerned about the dike at the
north end of the lake, I don't think many people were concerned
about Hurricane Wilma, or Frances or Jeanne the year before that.
Everyone needs to be concerned about the dike no matter what end
they are talking about.
PROTEST: I have no problem with no one being an American cit-
izen. But leave our National Anthem alone, and speak to English. If
we lived to another country, we would have to speak their native
language. As for unexcused absences, the school is right in doing
sp. If the Mexicans want more rights then go to Me.ico and protest,
or become American citizens and learn English.
WORK: In regard to the Speak Out about who will pick citrus,
vegetables, lay sod and dig ditches: it says the white people and
blacks will. I really don't see very many white people and blacks
that actually do that kind of work.
HATEFUL: I am so sick of seeing on the news about people
being so-hateful about the Mexicans and immigrants from Mexico,
and the National Anthem being changed to Spanish. It really doesn't
make any difference people, get over it.
ANIMOSITY: I am quite concerned about all of the people having
issues on the immigration topic. We adults have been educated for
the most part, and our children go to school and say the Pledge of
Allegiance. And, it does say One Nation under God. Also, for most of
us so -called Christians, don't our children sing "Jesus loves the little
children, all the children of the world, red, yellow, black and white
they are precious in his sight?" Well what type of example are we
setting now to our children? You hate and say ugly things when you
don't get it your way? I am so glad there is a Speak Out column. It is
a way to let people vent. If there were no .Speak Out column I do
think that the police would be busy, because with this much ani-
mosity people would react to other people's actions and could hurt
NOMINATION: Seeing that Mr. Patrick Kennedy gets out of every-
thing, I'd like to nominate him for CIA director.
WITHOLDINGS: I am calling about the illegal situation in the
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Don't forget the hazards of electricity
By Bany Moline
Two NASCAR fans died recent-
ly when they were electrocuted
while attempting to erect a flag-
pole at the Talladega Superspeed-
way. It probably never occurred
to them to scan the area for elec-
tric hazards before setting up their
flag. A mere gust of the wind
quickly sent the pole into electri-
cal wires, killing the two men
instantly and tragically changing
the lives of their families forever.
Electricity has become such an
integral part of our daily lives that,
we often take it for granted, for-
getting that its use can be haz-
ardous if not treated with respect.
These senseless deaths took
place just one week before the
beginning of National Electrical
Safety Month. Florida Municipal
Electric Association always takes
the month of May to urge con-
sumers to remember that they
must remain ever vigilant to the
dangers electricity can pose.
Florida residents must be par-
ticularly aware of the hazards as'
we enter what might be another
busy hurricane season. It's also
incumbent upon Florida busi-
nesses to alert workers to the dan-
gers posed by electricity in the
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
information,, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (863) 467-
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 interest-,
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information,
contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For 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 at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths
to life. Everyone is invited.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
, Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facili-
tator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham as the facilitator. 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.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
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
Diabetes Support Group meets at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria at Rauler-
son Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N. For information, contact Wanda Haas at
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 (International 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 fellow-
ship 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 Thurs-
days. 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
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Sec-
ond Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For
information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck
at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until
noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park
St., 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 9 p.m.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thurs-
day at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is wel-
come. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For
information, call (863) 467-2321.
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet at the home of
Diane and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St., at 7 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-7954.
The Republican Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Clock Restaurant,
1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa Arnold at (863)
workplace. Nationwide, electro-
cution is the fifth leading cause of
work-related death from injury
and the second leading cause of
death in the construction indus-
The truth is that most electri-
cal-related injuries and deaths can
be avoided. National Electrical
Safety Month serves as a reminder
for everyone to double-check the
safety of their home and work-
place. A quick check for cracked
or frayed cords, overheated cords
and wall plates and overloaded
outlets is a good start.
When working outdoors, look
for the presence of overhead and
buried power lines and only use
electrical cords that are intended
for outdoor use.
For helpful electrical safety
tips, visit the Florida Municipal
Electric Association at www.pub-
licpower.com or the Electrical
Safety Foundation International at
Let's work together to create a
safe environment for a summer of
Editor's Note: Barry Moline is
the executive director of the Flori-
based in Tallahassee.
History van to visit library
The WQCS Oral History Project Story Van will be visiting the Okee-
chobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., May 8-10. To make an
appointment to record your memories of the Okeechobee area, con-
tact Janie Gould at (772) 462-7822; or, toll free at (888) 286-8936.
Raulerson will host Blood Mobile
Florida's Blood Centers Blood Mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital,
1796 U.S. 441 N., Tuesday, May 9, from 9 until 11 a.m. All donors will
receive a T-shirt, 50 percent off Medieval Times and a $10 Publix gift
card. All blood types are needed.
Substance abuse group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will meet Tuesday,
May 9, at 11:30 a.m. at the Church of 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
'77 class reunion being planned
The class of 1977 is planning their to 30-year reunion. All members
of the class of 1977 will meet Tuesday, May 9, at the Brahma Bull
Restaurant, 2405 S.R. 441 S.E. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. and the meeting
will start at 6:30 p.m. For information, call Karen Williamson Larson at
(863) 763-5101; Cindy Bennett Hortman at (863) 697-9817; or, Toni
Bennett Doyle at (863) 634-9491.
Judge to speak at Chamber meeting
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce general membership
meeting will 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 14:30 a.m. in their office at 575 S.W
28th St., which is in the New Endeavor 'Hi'g~hSchool 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 Depart-
ment, 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.
Ministries hosting special speaker
Hand to Hand Ministries will host a special appearance by Dillon
Thomas of LaBelle on Thursday, May 11, at 6 p.m. at the Community
Clubhouse in Palmdale. There will be food, fun and fellowship with
guest speaker Tryolee Hodges.
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 Children's Ser-
vices 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 7 p.m. at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Par-
rott 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.
Shared Services Network to meet
The executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of Okee-
chobee County will hold its monthly meeting Friday, May 12, at 1:30
p.m. in the office of Dr. Patricia Cooper at the Okeechobee County
School Administration Building, 700 S.W. Second Ave. This forum pro-
vides a mechanism for dialogue and problem solving in our communi-
ty through the collaborative efforts of our local decision makers. The
public is invited. For information, call (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
Denny Holerger benefit planned
Former Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) deputy Denny
Holerger was recently diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). A
benefit will be held Friday, May 12, from 10:30 until 2 p.m. across from
the OCSO, 504 N.W. Fifth Ave., in the open lot by the Sheriffs depart-
ment. Dinners will be sold and will consist of Boston butt, potato
salad, green beans and rolls for $6 each. Deliveries will be made by the
COP Volunteer Program. Call Carolyn at (863) 634-1476, (863) 634-
5801 or (863) 634-5819.
Sorority hosts benefit for Red Cross
The Theta Omicron Sorority will be at Publix, 3551 U.S. 441 S. on
Saturday, May 13. The Sorority is a Red Cross Hero and will have on dis-
play a cooler with hurricane items to be given away. Giveaway tickets
are on sale until May 13. The winner will be picked on Tuesday, May
30. All monies raised will be for Okeechobee County. For information,
call (863) 763-1811.
Bikers ride for Pregnancy Center
Motorcycle riders will meet at the Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505
S. Parrott Ave., Saturday, May 13, at 8 a.m. to ride for the Pregnancy
Resource Center. The bike ride will be 160 miles around Lake Okee-
chobee. For information call Gene at (863) 634-1723, Debbie at (863)
634-6252 or Sam at (863) 634-8980. All funds will be donated to the
Pregnancy Resource Center that helps young mothers in crisis.
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first when qualifications open on Saturday.
Robert Stafford showed off the 1.8 lb. bass he caught
while competing in the 11-14 division of the monthly Big
"0" Junior Teen Anglers bass tournament held last Sat-
urday at Okee-Tantie Marina.
Submitted to Okeechobee News/Charlie Hays
One fish, two fish
Kendall Smith showed the crowd some of the fish he
caught while competing in the Big "0" Junior Teen Anglers
monthly bass tourney last Saturday at Okee-Tantie Marina.
Smith had a total of 3.4 Ibs. for the half-day tournament.
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Kyle Monti finished in second place at the Big "0" Junior
Teen Anglers monthly bass tournament last Saturday at
Okee-Tantie Marina. Monti brought 7.25 Ibs. to the scale
to take second place.
OG & CC Weekly Results
May 2: First place-Kenny Cur-
ran. Second place-Sunni Adams.
Last place-Bill McCoy. Closest to
pin-(2) Kenny Curran, (8) Sunni
Adams, (11) Don Heath and (17)
May 3: Held at the Country
Club of Sebring. First place-Kenny
Curran. Second place-Russ
Adams. Last place-Mike Wright.
Closest to pin-(3) Randy Ketcher-
side, (6) Russ Adams, (11) Russ
Adams, (15) Vern Hollingsworth
and (17) Vern Hollingsworth.
May 5: Scramble. First place-
Harry White's team. Second
place-Ida Curtis' team. Last place-
Max Sherry's team. Closest to pin-
(2) Team Three, (8) Team Four,
(11) Team Six and (17) Hole-in-
one by Vicki Ownings. Overall
winner- Team of Vicki Ownings.
Submitted to Okeechobee News/Charlie Hays
Mike Cornell hooked 6.4 Ibs. of bass in the 11-14 division
of the Big "0" Junior Teen Anglers club tourney last
weekend at Okee-Tantie Marina.
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday,May 5,
through Thursday,May 12, are as
Theatre I -"Mission Impossible
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, Wednes-
day and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
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
at2,4:15,7 and9 p.m.
Theatre III "Hoot"(PG) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15,7 and9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-
Center offers P
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from 6
until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from
11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. m
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast __
Guard Auxiliary makes house calls? .4
They will come to your home to
discuss the required safety equip-
ment needed on your boat. This -
service is free. You will receive a
cordial, informative and confiden-
tial boat inspection. A vessel safety
check decal will be placed on boats
that meet all the requirements. Call
(863) 467-3085 to arrange a boat
care for ferrets 0 * *:-
The Okeechobee Ferret Club,*
and Rescue will take in unwanted, L I 0
abandoned and injured ferrets. For
information, call (863) 763-4333. A i lIz lih M f
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is welcome
to stop by the post and pick out
what they need. There is no charge
and anyone is welcome. This is not
restricted to veterans. Call the Post
at (863) 763-2950.
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a differ-
ence in the lives of others? Rauler-
son Hospital Auxiliary has many
opportunities of service for adults
seeking volunteer work. Volunteer
as little as four hours a week or as
many as 20 hours. Morning, after-
noon, and evening shifts are avail-
able. Many opportunities currently
exist. Please contact the lobby desk
at Raulerson Hospital for a Volun-
teer Application. For information,
call (863) 763-2151, ext. 3312. The
hospital's Volunteen Program
(ages 14-17) begins in June.
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center, 14895 N.W 30th Terrace, is
seeking paper towels, old large tow-
els, blankets, old kennels, a push
lawnmower, gardening utensils and
laundry detergent. Anyone wishing
to donate any of the above items is
asked to call (863) 763-4630.
Horse Heaven Rescue in St.
Lucie County takes in all unwanted
horses. If you can't keep them,
donate them by calling (772) 467-
0400. For information, ask for
You can help
Kids in Distress
In Florida 200,000 children are
abused or neglected each year.
When families fail to care for their
children, the question is whose
children are these? The answer is
they belong to all of us. You can
help abused and neglected chil-
dren by donating your operational
car, boat, truck or other vehicle to
Kids In Distress by calling (954)
390-7620. Kids In Distress is a com-
munity-supported agency dedicat-
ed to the care, treatment and pre-
vention of child abuse and neglect.
They have locations in Broward
and Palm Beach counties.
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Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Give Away 140
Garage.Yard Sale 145
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
Babysitter Needed, 2 children,
2-4 yrs. of age, avail, any-
time, preferably in home.
Ref's req'd. (863)697-2066
BABYSITTER NEEDED to care
for 2 young children. 4- 1/2
days per week. Ref. required.
Call Valerie 863-697-2181
DACHSHUND, small brown
male, near US 98, in Bass-
wood, Sun., May 7th. Call to
DOG- Found on Drive In Rd.
Wk/end of 4/28th Small Ter-
SET OF KEYS: # of keys on
Lg. ring found with Master
Lock.. Found in vic. of Padgett
11 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,
BULL MASTIFF- Male
130-140lbs. Missing bottom
K-9. Vic. E. Palomar & S. Edge
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gray. female, "Abby", was in
car accident on SR 80.
DOG, Min. Schnauzer, light
gray female, "Abby", was in
car accident on SR 80. RE-
WARD $1000 (407)718-0958
DOGS, Neutered male chihua-
hua & female beagle in Muse
area. (863)674-0874 or
BASSET HOUND, Male, 2
years old. Free to good
CAT- 12yrs old, bik, w/whi
markings, F, spayed, very
friendly, prefer adults w/no
CURR & PIT MIX- 7 weeks.
Give away to good homes.
FREE GERMAN SHEPHERD
PUPPIES great watchdogs,
all shots. (863)983-5597
KITTENS- 3, Tabby Calico,
Avail. 05/26/06. Not good
for small children.
KITTENS. FREE Lovable,
Ready on 5/2-3/06.
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
A/C SERVICE TECH/INSTALLER
w/Min.3 yrs. exp.
Dependable, Clean DL, DFW,
Good pay, Benefits, 401 K.
Also taking apple's for Helpers
8pm-8am in Okeechobee area.
Serious inquires call Elaine
Exp. only need apply.
Dozers, ADT, Articulate
Dump Trucks, etc. Palm
Beach, Martin &
Call (800)537-3031 for
info orfax resume to
F/T, Apply in person at Pier II
2200 SE Hwy 441
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat.
863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips
@ Feed Mill
Experienced Diesel Mechanic
Experience on Semi Tractor
Trailers a plus; Benefits avail.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St., Okeechobee
HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE: 11:30AM-8PM
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
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
'theheligible for tI j rraur, G, :'Co d brL-er'chi
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Immediate Openings All Shifts
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Apply In Person To:
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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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Master's level Counselor/
Social Worker & Bachelor's
level Case Manager needed
for Okeechobee to work
with children and adolescents.
Flexible FT/PT, bi-lingual a
Fax resume to 863-763-9898.
Starting @ $7.75
TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED:
Class A CDL. For Wrecker &
Low Boy Semi's. Apply at BMJ
Towing: 419 SW 2nd Ave.
TRUCK DRIVERS NEEDED!!!
Must have Class A ODL.
We have Benefits, Paid
Vacation, Paid Insurance &
Bonuses. Home every night.
Apply at: Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th Street, Okee
Energetic, Personable Medical
Assistant Needed. Full Time
in busy medical office. Exp.
necessary. Fax CV to
HOUSEKEEPER: Needed P/T.
In the Bassinger Area to help
Cleaning Windows & Screens,
etc. Call 863-467-4823
Experience a MUST. Drop off
resume at 105 SW 3rd Ave
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Wyman "Pitt" Pittman
Tax Services Notary
812 E. North Park St.
Office: (863) 763-9400
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Competitive pay and benefits
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REDLANDS CHRISTIAN MIGRANT
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-
dier, 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@rcmamorg
or to the LaBelle Area Office
561 W. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, FL 33975.
Deadline: May 16, 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 fit test and respiratory physical.
Also need Mechanic with experience in pneumatics,
hydraulics, screw conveyors, pump repair and welding.
High school or equivalent, shift work and weekends
required. Good pay, bonus, 401 K, benefits, and over-
Contact HR Dep. @ 863-902-4133, fax 863-902-4315
Ft. Drum Citgo needs overnight staff for the ser-
vice station on Florida's Turnpike. Applicants
must have a clan motor vehicle record. Benefits
include; higher pay for night shift, gas reim-
bursement, paid tolls, health insurance vaca-
tions, 401K and a pleasant work environment.
We will train all work responsibilities. Advance-
ment opportunities are available for people who
show initiative. South of Yeehaw Jct., we are ac-
cessible from Ft. Pierce, Okeechobee and Vero
Beach. Grab a job in the lane with Ft. Drum Citgo
mm 184 FL. Turnpike. 863-763-9383 DFWP
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Wanted to Buy 740
Headboard & footboard with
rails. $50 (561)704-3690
HUNGARIAN HAY WAGON,
antique, great for decoration
store or farm, $2500
WAGON WHEELS, Hungarian
(100) wooden, $75
REFRIGERATOR, 6 cu. ft.,
new. Get ready for hurri-
canes. $750 (239)297-4006
FREEZER, Chest Type, Small,
Runs good. $75.
REFRIGERATOR, 15 cu. ft.,
$100. (863)357-1517 aft
WASHER & DRYER Whirl-
pool, matching set, great for
shop/mud room, $100/both.
(863)675-2404 after 5pm.
WASHER- needs belt $50
Washer/Dryer, stack set,
$150. (863)357-1517 aft
COFFEE POT- 10. cup Farber
Ware, like new, $20
GARBAGE COMPACTOR- Ken-.
more, used very littel ,great
BICYCLE, black, low rider, ve-
lour seat, dual pipes, 144
spoke wheels, exc. cond.,
METAL ROOFING: 12 or more
sheets. $10. Some Free Scrap
Metal Also Avail.
BATHROOM VANITY TOP -
31" Marble, shell shaped,
w/sink & faucet. $30.
CARPORT PIPE TRUSSES
(10) 2/2 in Diameter x 13.6"
CHAIN LINK GATE, 15ft. with
post & hanging hardware.
DOORS, INTERIOR, (4) For
Mobile Home. Good condition.
$100 for all, will sep.
MEDICINE CABINETS (2),
White, 3 shelves, towel bar,
mirrored door. 30" x 16".
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
SIGNS: (1)4'x10' &
(1) 20"x8'. $400 for both,will
JEEPS: 2 Battery Operated, 1
Wrangler & 1 Enforcer Jr.
Need batteries. $40 for both.
HARLEY DAVIDSON WEAR,
ladies & means all leather,
several items, $800 for all or
will sell sep. (863)467-4253
SCRUBS- 15 top, Some pants
Size small $50.
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.,
SALT- n PEPPER SHAKERS
1041 Sets) asking $2500
BED SET- Queen, Comforter.
Matching pair shams. Beige
background w/floral. $50.
BEDROOM SET Daybed,
chest of drawers, dresser,
hutch & mirror. $300
BEDROOM SET, 5-piece, baby
girl. Solid wood, white & pink.
Good condition. $650 email:
BEDROOM SUITE, Beautiful, 6
pc. w/Sealy Posturepedic
Mattress. Antique Beige Col-
or. $1200. (863)763-9410.
CAPTAINS BED- with 6 draw-
ers, $250 (863)261-1117
CHEST OF DRAWERS, 5
drawer, very good cond.,
DINING ROOM SET- Pecan ta-
ble w/3 leaf's, seats 4-10, 6
chairs, buffet & hutch. $550.
DINING ROOM SET, table w/6
chairs on coasters, beige,
w/brown print, $100..
ENTER CENTER- Rattan, ask-
ing $150 (863)674-0963
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Armoire style. $400
ETAGERE- China 4 shelf, ask-
ing $150, very nice
LOVESEAT, beige, cloth,
MEXICAN BAR Light green
wood w/ overhead stem
glass holder. $150.
RECLINER LOVESEAT- Like
new, Leather, Pd $1500 Will
trade for nice Day Bed & Gold
Chain. 863-357-2233 Okee.
ROCKER, Bone, $20.
ROCKER RECLINER, Blue,
good condition. $25
Sleeper-Sofa- Queen, Castro
Convertible & 7-ft couch.
$250. Will separate.
TODDLER BED, Graco Stroller,
girls clothes, 72+ pcs., $80
for all. (863)697-0845
TWIN BEDS, w/Simmons deep
sleep mattress & boxspring
& rails, $200.
YOUTH BED $40
38 CAL Stainless steel, 5
shot revolver, 2" barrel, cus-
tomer grips, like new, $395
BOWFLEX EXTREME, mint
cond., w/all accessories,
WEIGHT BENCH, like new. 2
people can work out at same
time. Used 3 times. $600
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-
LIFT CHAIR, Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949 ,
WINCH LIFT power operated
for mobility chair. Like new,
ARCADE GAMES, (2), $1100
will sell separately.
BEER KEG FRIDGE, $50
HOUSE PLANS, for a 3br, 2ba,
Ready to pull permit. Asking
$2000 or best offer.
TARP- Roll up for Motorhome
or RV. 19', Very good cond.
GUITAR- Bentley, 6 string,
With hard case. A-1 condi-
tion. $150 (863)635-3382
Yamaha. Has legs. $200.
COPIER- Konica 7033, comm.
with 3 drawers, duplicator,
sorter, collates, little used,
DESK, Large, oak. $100 or
best offer (863)467-6943
OFFICE CHAIR, $75 or best
ARIFICAN GRAY- 1 yr old,
Learning to talk. Can be han-
dled. $500. (863)634-9228
CANARY, beautiful, yellow,
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:.
DONKEY- lyr old, male, $100
NANDAY CONURE PARROT,
Male w/cage. $160
PITBULL PUPPIES, UKC Reg.,
4 wks. Ready to go! Large,
Red Nosed. 863-634-5364 af-
ter 4 pm for details.
RED NOSE PIT PUPS- With
papers 8wks old. Ready to
go to good homes. $400.
SHIH TZU PUPPIES, male &
female, small, ready 5/12,
SOCIETY FINCH- Brown &
white Good foster parents.
Double Sink, Stainless steel,
33" x 22", w/all hardware,
hoses & garbage disposal.
$60 neg. (863)763-6216
SOLAR PANELS (12), for hot
water heater. $600 or will
SOLAR PANELS- 7, large,
Make your own heating pool
system $175. or will separ-
SEWING MACHINE- $25
REEL- Penn 4400 SS Open
face reel. Like new. $40.
CAR CD PLAYER, Pioneer
DEH-P47DH, Super Tuner,
Retail $300 Sell $200. (in
JL AUDIO 5.25 COMPONENT
SYSTEM, Brand new, Model
TOSHIBA- 31" w/remote Pd.
$1000. Asking $175. or trade
for Jewelry of equal value.,
(863)634-9620 Okee area
WIDESCREEN HDTV 51" Mag-
navox, only 18 mos. old and
works perfect. $600 firm.
863)528-3211 5pm to
GENERATOR 5-6,000 wain
surge, used 1 week, i.500'
DRILL PRESS: $150.
GENERATOR- Coleman Pow-
ermate., 2500w, 5hp Briggs
& Straton eng. New condi-
tion $200. (863)763-1501
JACK To pull engines, good
PRESSURE WASHER- Sears,
2000 PSI, 6HP engine, $100
SETTLING TORCH w/oxygen
hoses, cutting torch & braising
tip, $400. (863)763-9527
REMOTE CONTROL CAR #
RC1O & TRUCK T-Max, 4x4,
Gas Power. 2 motors & extras!
$350 will sep. 863-304-5573
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Peed 'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
ORIGINAL BUSH HOG MOW-
ER, 5 Ft. Cut. Extra Heavy Du-
ty. Looks rough. Cuts good. 3.
h/up. $450 (863)763-5110
TRACTOR- Ferguson, 1951,
exc cond., w/new bush hog,
$4500 or best offer,
APHA PAINT MARE 6 yrs.
Experienced rider only.
Sweet & pretty. $1500
GELDING, very spirited,
beautiful, $900 or best offer.
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.
SADDLE, 15", tan roughout,
new rawhide stirrups & new
SADDLE, Bob Marshall, 15.5"
treeless barrel. Chocolate
suede. 2 mos. old. $750 neg.
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.
PATIO CHAIRS (4) Wrought
Iron. $50 for all.
RIDING MOWER, Craftsman,
38" Cut, Automatic, 121,2
Kohler engine. $450 firm.
SNAPPER 30"- rear engine,
$600 (863)517-2077 La-
CALVES: Shots, Wormed
$200 & up. Also Cows: Young
& Healthy. $400 & Up.
Will Deliver. 863-235-0838
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
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
TAYLOR CREEK, 1/1 Condo
Unfurnished. Lake access.
Non Smk. Env., No pets.
BASSWOOD- 3br, 2ba, new
house, pets okay,-
NE OKEE. CITY, 2br, 2ba,
Shed, Carport. Pets welcome
$900. mo. + Sec. Ref &
cr/cks req. (863)763-7545
OKEE., 2br, 2ba, Lg Family rm.
on water. Community pool
1st, Last & Sec..
OKEECHOBEE 3BR/2BA, 1
car garage. $1400/month &
$500 deposit. (754)214-4964
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
OKEECHOBEE Furnished Rm.
Single occupancy. Utilities in-
cluded. $140wk. + lst&last
mo.sec. dep. (863)467-0771
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land -Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate anted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080
N.W. 5th Street.
Why rent when
you can own.
1,000 sq. ft. to 7,600 sq. ft.
BASSWOOD: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
1 Car Garage. (863)467-2894
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CBS, '03, 4BR/2BA, 4.73
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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
DIXIE RANCH: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
w/walk in closets, 7x10.5
shed. On a beautiful shaded
lot. $165,000. 863-634-1445
OPEN HOUSE: Sat., May 13th
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.
NEW 3/2/2 in Everglades Es-
tates. Quality Built. Screen
Porch. Sprinklers, Alarm Sys.,
Central Vac. Granite Kitchen.
Gas or Electric. $249,000.
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Large DW 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
w/lake access & upper deck.
Call Lori @561-723-3476
828 Hwy 441 SE. 3-1br SW
for rent $900 mo. Incl util.
OKEE. 2br 2ba '88, S/W 90'x
120' lot $80,000 or $900
GRANDMA'S GROVE in
LaBelle. 5th Wheel RV Mobile
Horfe w/Flodrda 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
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
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035
AIR BOAT HAULLS- 2, Fiber-
glass. 1 comes with trailer.
$1000. All offers considered.
AIR BOAT-10', Fiberglass hull,
65hp Contenental + 2 extra
motors & hub Like new Wood
BASS BOAT-'85, 17'.7", 150
Evinrude, Rebuilt approx 1 yr
ago, 30hrs. All orig. $2500.
66ft, Paddle Wheel,
Repo, sacrifice $8000.
(406)628-2181 in LaBelle.
Jet Boat, Project, 22ft., Bies-
meyer, 454 engine, recondi-
tioned. Matching galvanized
trailer. $9700 (863)674-0898
JOHN BOAT- 14', Complete
with 9.hp Evinrude out-
board. motor $700.
Lower Unit for older Mercury
Motor, good shape, $200 or
best offer (863)675-6738
PLASTIC BOAT, lo0ft., 2-man,
swivel seats, live well, bat-
tery box & galvanized trailer.
PONTOON- 28', 50hp John-
son, New deck/carpet. Great
cond. $3200. (863)467-1720
Smoker Craft, 16', tilt trailer,
trolling motor, 35hp Mere.,
ready to fish, $1800.
Onan, Generator, ice cold air,
for camping or live-in.
COACHMAN CATALINA 1995,
26 Ft., Like new. Low mileage.
$16,000. or best offer. Call
COLEMAN SUNVALLEY 1982,
A/C & 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
TOYOTA MOTOR HOME '81,
4 cyl., new tires, only 34k
orig. mi., $2500 firm.
WINNEBAGO '85- Motor
home, 26', V8, sips 8, very
good cond, 62K, $10,000 or
best offer (772)284-1194
MARINER, 1993 175HRP 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.
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.
YAMAHA ROADSTAR 1600
2002, 26K ms., Excellent con-
ditionw/extra's. $5,500 or
best offer. Call 863-763-1380
or 863-447-0127 or email
ATV TIRES & RIMS, Blackwa-
ter, Yamaha, rear, mounted.
Great for mud! $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.
FOUR WHEELER, 110 Rocketa
BMX. $1300 or best offer.
GO KART Scorpion, 2 sweater,
roll bars, great shape, $600
firm. (863)634-8828 days or
KAWASAKI MULE, '00, good
cond., runs good, $2200.
YAMAHA PWBO, '93 runs
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
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
CHEVY BELAIR-'60, 2 dr Hard
Top, 283 eng. Runs & Looks
Great. $7500. or best offer.
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.
LINCOLN CONTINENTAL '91 -
V6, auto, good shape, needs
LINCOLN TOWN CAR '95,
Super deal, great gas mile-
age. $2500 (863)763-8149
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.
PONTIAC GRAND AM- '93,
New paint job. Needs trans-
PONTIAC SUNFIRE- '99, 4 cyl,
AutoClean, Runs Excellent,
TOYOTA CAMRY LE WAGON,
'90, V6, $1750.
Looking to buy Antique Car/ l
Convertible / Truck. Please call
BRONCO 11 '89 New trans. 4
good tires & battery. 60k since
rebuilt engine. $1750
CHEVY TRUCK '96- 4x4,
$2500 or best offer
DODGE DAKOTA PICKUP
2005, 4x4 w/all the goodies!
3,700 mls. Excellent gas mile-
age. $21,900. 863-467-7340
FORD BRONCO '95- 4x4,
$250.0- or best offer
GOLF CAR: YAMAHA 1996 36
Volt, charger included. Good
condition. Asking $1000.
GOLF CART- Club Car, lights,
curtains, hi speed, $1600
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
shortbed, exc. cond., $200.
Chevy truck bare cab and
short bed. 1985 with title.
$150 (772)359-2923 or
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DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove and haul $125
Heads and four barrel intake
for small block Chevy. $150
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.
RIMS, (4) 16" Aluminum,
w/covers for '99 and up
Ford, 8 lug. $125
TIRES- 275/45/20" 20 64 Ea-
paid $2500 asking $1500
firm (863)634-8511 eve only
TRUCK CAP, Fiberglass, Fits
Ford F150 Ext. cab. Arizona
Desert w/tinted glass & sliding
DODGE RAM 1500 '95, Needs
some work, has new tires &
front body work. $2000
FORD F100, '83, auto, air,
300ci, new tires, two-tone
blue, $1500. (863)697-3306
FORD F150 1992, Ext. Cab,
300, 6 cyl., 5 spd. Good work
truck. $1500. or best offer.
FORD F250 1989, 6 cyl, 4
sp, needs distributor,
FORD F-250 '84 Diesel.
Manual trans. Good work
truck. Needs minor work.
$800 neg. (863)228-0580
FORD F250, '86, runs great,
new tires, a/c, $1800.
FORD RANGER XLP 88, 5sp,
runs & looks good, $1700.
FORD XLT F150 '92- 2 wh
drive, long bed, AC works,
ISUZU HOMBRE, '96, 4 cyl., 5
spd., very good cond., a/c,
ant-lock brakes, $2500 firm.
NISSAN- '94, Red, Chrome
wheels, Bed liner, hitch.
Needs transmission; $500.
FORD EXPLORER '01, 5 spd.,
Pioneer CD/radio, p/w, p/l. Ex-
cellent condition. $5500 or
best offer. (863)467-4680
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
or In the classifieds
ARMY CARGO TRAILER- 5 ton
M105 single axle. 900x20
tires. $700. (863)675-1490
INTERSTATE 2006, 7x16, En-
closed, Rear Ramp, Dual Axel,
4 brakes. As New. $4800.
SEMI TRAILER For storage,
45'. You move. $300
TRAILER, 16 ft. long, 14 ft.-
loading space, 7 1/2 ft. wide,
2 toolboxes, loading ramp.
UTILITY TRAILER, 16 Ft., Fac-
tory Built w/portable ramps.
$800 or best offer.
CHEVY 2500- '87, cold air, 1
owner. Runs good $11-50.
CHEVY LUMINA 1990 VAN,
Runs good. Needs body work.
$900 or best offer.
DODGE 250 RAM 1992, Con-
version Van, TV, Playstation,
VCR, A/C. Runs excellent.
$2500 Firm. 863-634-8854
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
'97- wheelchair ramp auto,
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE,
'97, power everything, cold
a/c, $1800 or best offer.
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REQUEST FOR BIDS
The Okeechobee Utility Authority will receive Sealed Bids for the purpose of pur-
chasing at least one ofthe following items.
One Ton Regular Cab Truck with guilty 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 Excavator w/Dual Axle Trailer
Detailed specifications are available upon requestfrom the office of the Executive Di-
rector, at 100 SW 5th Avenue, Phone Number 863-763-9460, Fax Number
863-763-9036. The OUA reserves the dghtto reject any or all bids and to waive
formalizes in any bid wherever such rejection or waiver is determined to be in the
best interest of the OUA.
The Sealed Bids must be delivered to the Executive Director, Okeechobee Utility Au-
thority, 100 SW 5th Avenue, on or before the 3:00 PM on May 22, 2006
John E Hayord
132380 ON 5/4,5,6,7,8,9,10/2006
NOTICE FOR PROCUREMENT OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES--
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQl CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
Pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, the State of Florida's Consultants
Competitive Negotiations Act, and the State Requirements for Educational Fa-
cilties (SREF), the District Board of Trustees of Indian River Community College
will consider the contracting of a CONSTRUCTION MANAGER (CM) for providing
professional services for the following construction project:
CONSTRUCTION OF THE WILLIAMSON CONFERENCE CENTER
TO BE LOCATED ATTHE IRCC DIXON HENDRY CAMPUS
2229 N W 9TH AVENUE OKEECHOBEE FL 34972
The project will consist of:
orkig withtha project arhftect in tile.dersinphase, [ (ng value engineer-
ng, se evelopmen or a uarantee Maximince M), an consrucaon
Business entities interested in providing construction management services to Indian
River Community College (IRCC) are hereby notified that their Statement of
Qualifications for providing the required services must be received by the deadline
of 2,00 om local time Tuesday May 16 2006 in the IRCC Faclfties Plannino
Office at 3209 Virginia Avenue Building "S" Room ?33 Fort Pierce Florida
Instructions for completion and submission of the Construction Management State-
ment of Qualifications may be obtained at the IRCC Facilities Planning Office,
3209 Virginia Avenue, Building "S", Room 233, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981-5596;
or preferred to e-mail your request to pivey edu; or by calling the Facilities
Office at 772-462-7360.
IRCC reserves the right to waive any informality In the selection processand to re-
ject any or all Statements of Qualiflcations.
128293 ON 4/25;5/2,9/06
Driver safety course offered
An AARP Driver Safety Course will be held at The Gathering, 1735 S.W.
24th Ave., on Saturday, May 13, and Saturday, May 20, from 8 a.m. until
12:30 p.m. Tuition is $10 and must be paid by check only. Please call to
sign up for class. This is the last class until September. You do not have to
be a member of AARP or have AARP auto insurance. All seniors 55 and
over are invited. Consult your auto insurance agent for your three-year dis-
count upon completion of class. The class is scheduled for two, four-hour
days. The instructor will be Mrs. D.J. Bryan. For information, contact her
at (863) 763-0351.
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.
City Council to issue proclamation
On Tuesday, May 16, the Okeechobee City Council will present a
proclamation declaring May 20 as Jimmie Scott Osceola Day. The council
meets in their chambers on the second floor of City Hall, 55 S.E. Third Ave.
The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.
Meeting on stormwater issue slated
A meeting to discuss the planning process for a stormwater master
plan, as well as identifying problem areas and possible flooding 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 hosting the public meeting. Area residents will be able
to fill out a questionnaire concerning stormwater problems in their area,
which will help project managers create a plan that will best address the
concerns of citizens For information, contact the Okeechobee County
Engineering Department 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.
Book discussion group to meet
Friends of the Okeechobee Library book discussion group \\ill meet
Thursday, May 18, at 7 p.m. in the library board room, 206 S.\\W. 16th St.
The group \\ill be reading and discussing "The Life of PI" by Yann Martel.
To celebrate the beginning ol summer, the discussion \\ill start \.ith some
teas of India and cookies. Everyone who likes to read and discuss books is
invited. For information; call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
Chamber Coffee Klatch slated
Preferred Properties, 3126 U.S. 441 S., will host this month's Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch on Thursday, May
18, at 8 a.m. For information, call (863) 763-8222.
Main Street plans mixer
The Main Street Mixer will be held Thursday, May 18, from 5 until 7
p.m. at The Dust Collector, 118 S.E. Park St. Jimmy Scott Osceola will pres-
ent his paintings. Joe Dan Osceola will tell stories and reliving Indian His-
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 din-
ner and can be purchased at the First Baptist Church office, 401 S.W
Fourth St., or by calling Shannon Lightsey at (863) 634-7214.
Jimmie Scott Osceola Day slated
Okeechobee City Hall Park will host a celebration honoring Jimmie
Scott Osceola on Saturday, May 20, from 9 until 5 p.m. There will be Indi-
an crafts, artwork, Indian food and entertainment.
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,
Interviews slated for new director
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of Indian
River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will be holding interviews for an
executive director on Monday, May 22, at 9:30 a.m. at the One Stop Career
Center, 2401 S. 29th St. North Portable, in Fort Pierce.
School board to discuss grants
In conjunction with the Community Collaborative Council meeting,
the Okeechobee County School Board will be discussing several grants
for the 2006-07 school year. The meeting will be held in the School Board
Office, 700 S.W. Second Ave., on Tuesday, May 23, at 10 a.m. For informa-
tion or to provide input, please plan on attending the meeting or call Cath-
leen Blair at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255, for grant contacts.
Learning group panel to meet
The finance operations committee of the Early Learning Coalition will
meet May 24, at 10 a.m. at the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St.,
North Portable, in Fort Pierce.
Early Learning group to meet
A full coalition meeting is planned for the Early Learning Coalition of
Martin and Okeechobee counties, Inc., on May 24, at 1 p.m. at the One
Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St., North Portable, in Fort Pierce.
Coalition committee will meet
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of Indian
River, Martin, and Okeechobee counties will meet Wednesday, May 24,
immediately following the coalition meeting at One Stop Career 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-
merit 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 SueArnold at (863) 763-4630.
Church hosting Bible school
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will host their
annual vacation Bible school June 12-16 from 5 until 8 p.m. This year's
theme is Treasure Seekers, exploring God's promises. A nursery will be
provided for helpers and those taking part in the adult class. Dinner will
also be provided. For information, call (863) 763-4021.
Benefit golf tournament planned
A benefit golf tournament for Danny Allison will be held Saturday,
June 17, at the Okeechobee Golf & Country Club. The tournament will
get under way at 8 a.m. Tournament format will be a four-person scram-
ble, make your own team. The entry fee will include green fees, prizes
and a barbecue. Proceeds from the tournament will help defray medical
expenses incurred by Mr. Allison. For information or to enter, call (863)
763-1921, ext. 11. The deadline for paid entries is Saturday, June 10.
Lake Denton Camp dates slated
Summer camp is back at Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park. Camp for
grades six through eight will be held June 18-24. Reduced rates are avail-
able if registered by May 28. For grades nine through 12 camp is July 16-
22. Reduced rates are available if registered before June 15. The camp for
grades two through five will be July 23-27, and reduced rates are available
if registered before July 1. Call Pam at (863) 634-9280, or the camp at
(863) 453-3627 for information and an application.
Reunion planned for'60s classes
There will be a '60s reunion at the KOA Convention Center, 4276 U.S.
441 S., from 6 p.m. until midnight on June 24. There will be a special trib-
ute for Johnny Mack Kinsaul If you are a member of a class from 1960-
1969 you are invited to attend. For information, call (863) 763-6464 or
Church's pre-school is expanding
Peace Lutheran Pre-School, 750 N.W 23 Lane, has expanded their
services to include kindergarten for the next school year. Registration is
limited to 15 students who will be age 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2006. You
can register by calling (863) 763-7566, or at the church. Parents must fur-
nish birth certificates, shot records and health certificate for students.
Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will be held
Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the'Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.
Children's Ranch closes yard sale
Real Life Children's Ranch Yard Sale is closed for the 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 ayard sale on Saturday, April 29,
from 8 a.m. to noon in the parking lot in front of the Brahman Movie The-
ater. 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 residence,
The Hamrick Home. They are selling tickets for a 2006 20-foot Shearwater
boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI Suzuki outboard and an alu-
minum trailer. Tickets can be purchased for $50 each at Eli's Western
Wear, Elite Title, Gilbert Chevrolet, Lakeshore Marine, Don's Appliance,
Riverside National Bank, Quail Creek Plantation and Hospice of Okee-
chobee. Only 1,500 tickets will be sold. Drawing will be held on July 4. For
information, call Theresa Davis at (863) 467-2321.
Fundraiser benefits burn center
Tickets for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m. on
Dec. 15 at the Amara Shrine Center are now available at the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S, Parrott Ave. Donations for
the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, contact the Chamber
of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to
Church changes its name
Parrott Avenue Christian Church is now known as the Westside Christ-
ian Church of Okeechobee, and is located at 8082 S.R. 70 W The minister
is Richard Barker and the Associate Minister is Willard Delaney. Sunday
services begin at 10 a.m., while Sunday Bible School starts at 9 a.m.
Wednesday night prayer meetings begin at 6 p.m. A nursery is provided.
For information, call (863) 467-2278.
Groups planning Halloween celebration
Okeechobee Main Street, in conjunction with the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee City Police Department, Okeechobee Board
of County Commissioners, Okeechobee City Council and the Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce, are organizing an alternative to door-to-
door Trick-or-Treating. If your group or organization would like to be a
part of this community-wide Halloween alternative to be held downtown
in the park areas please e-mail Toni Doyle, promotions director for Okee-
chobee Main Street Inc., at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please provide a contact name and phone number. If you are interested in
making a monetary or prize donation, please call (863) 634-9491.
Upthegrove family reunion planned
The Upthegrove family reunion is being planned and will be held in
Fort Pierce. If you are a member of the Upthegrove family in Okeechobee,
please call PatAdams at (615) 893-3236.
Class of '87plans 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: email@example.com
Center looks to expand activities
Okeechobee Senior Services Center located at the Lottie Raulerson
Service Center, 1019 W South Park St., has arts and crafts for seniors at the
service center each Tuesday and Thursday and bluegrass and gospel
music every Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. The center would like to expand its
activities to groups that would like to play board games, card games and
bingo. If anyone is interested or has any ideas, contact Sheila at (863) 462-
5180 or Debbie at (863) 462-5183, or just come down and talk to us. Activ-
ities are held from 11:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. This is a free service to sen-
iors 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 information. Each orna-
ment is $15. All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments will go to the
ORE scholarship. To purchase call: Kay McCool, (863) 763-2829; Gay
Carlton, (863) 763-5755; Paulette Whipple, (863) 467-2487; 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
CAP looking for senior members
The Florida Wing of the Civil 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 18 are eli-
gible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and provide
Supervision for the cadets. The three main missions- of Ihe Civil Air Patrol
are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs.
Senior members and cadeLs work side by side, to accomplish these mis-
sions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior member contact
Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863)
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
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 WilmaDis-
aster 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. Ifyou
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 informa-
tion 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)
Be a hero; help the Red Cross
Heroes for the American Red Cross is a grassroots campaign in which
local business people, school groups, church groups, civic clubs and
individuals pledge to raise $1,000 through any legal means they choose
for the local Red Cross chapter.-This year, the Okeechobee County
Branch has set its sights on raising $25,000 during the campaign which
runs throughout the month of May. The funds will be used to support
such Red Cross services in Okeechobee County as disaster relief, assis-
tance 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-
My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two to
three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday through
Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also looking for avol-
unteer to become the director and a board member of The Clothes Clos-
et. The volunteer should communicate well with the public and should
be able to seek support from city and county officials, business execu-
tives and other organizations. Work days and hours are flexible. Call
(863) 634-2306 for information.
Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit organi-
zation, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls and women
of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests, peer counsel-
ing, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and abstinence edu-
cation. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and
Thursday. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We are locat-
ed at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the movie theatre. If you would like
more information on this or set an appointment for a free pregnancy test
please call (863) 763-8859.