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Vol.97 No. 130 Wednesday, May 10, 2006 504 Plus tax


Service will
honor officers
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office will hold a
special Law Enforcement
Memorial Service to honor
fallen law enforcement offi-
cers on Monday, May 15, at 8
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 missing boaters.
Brother Joe Bishop will
conduct the memorial serv-.
ice, while OCSO Sergeant
Gary Bell will read the names
of the fallen officers in Flori-


Guests, readers
delight NES kids
The Kindergarten students
really enjoyed their guest
readers: Mrs. Thomas, from
Mid Florida Credit Union and
Sheriff May and Deputy
Stephens. They read the book
"Sakes Alive A Cattle Drive."
Each child was given a hard
back copy of the story to take
home. Thanks to everyone
Miss Hudson's and Mrs.
Raulerson's class is having a
good time swimming this
month. We are learning to be
"water safe."
Miss Saine's class has
been busy making Mother's
Day crafts for our Moms. The
class has also enjoyed swim-
ming this month in RE.
Miss Quann's class has
been making crafts for their
mothers. They really like
going to the pool this month.

Ball raises funds
for Cancer Society
The American Cancer
Society's inaugural Cattle-
Barons' Ball, presented by
the Williamson Cattle Com-
pany, took place on April 8 at
SQuail Creek Plantation.
Page 7

Drought Index
Current: 579
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake, levels

13.12 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
14.60 feet
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
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Loophole: little local impact

NCLB loophole
doesn't impact
student success

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Despite a loophole in reporting
that is permitted by the federal
government, student success rates
for all students tested are tracked
in a group total by the state and
federal government under the No
Child Left Behind (NCLB) law.

However, when it comes to
reporting the success rates of sub-
groups for Title I funding, a
requirement of NCLB to ensure
adequate yearly progress (AYP)
for those in racial and four other
categories, student groups are not
counted if there are not enough of
them in a subgroup to be consid-
ered statistically significant.
An Associated Press (AP) story
printed in the Okeechobee News
on April 19 said that schools are
not counting the test scores of
nearly 2 million students nation-

wide when they report progress
by racial groups. The report said
that by leaving out a percentage of
student test scores based on racial
grouping, states are helping public
schools escape potential penalties
by "skirting the No Child Left
Behind law's requirement that
students of all races must show
annual academic progress."
In a subsequent AP story dated
April 22, national Education Secre-
tary Margaret Spellings said she
will scrutinize the loophole that
affects the subgroups. She expects

the issue to come up with the
law's renewal nextyear.
While the loophole allows
states to not report scores of very
small racial subgroups, as decided
by state educators, results for all
students tested are counted in the
AYP calculation, according to a
spokesperson for the Florida
Department of Education (FDE).
Cathy Schroeder, FDE press
secretary, said "African-American
students are leading the nation in
learning gains, and we will put out
their information in the FCAT

(Florida Comprehensive Assess-
ment Test) score reporting."
Ms. Schroeder said that all stu-
dent scores are reported in the
FCAT total figures that go to the
federal government for a calcula-
tion of districtAYP.
Florida asked for a cell group
size of 30 for five subgroups that
include: total students, race
(white, black, Hispanic, Asian,
American Indian); children with
disabilities; limited English prpfi-
See Loophole Page 6

Suit stalls

new industry


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It appears that negotiations
to bring a new industry into
Okeechobee County have been
bogged down by a lawsuit.
Last year, Haber, Inc., which
extracts gold, from ore and E-
wastes, announced plans for
their proposed plant in the
Okeechobee County Industrial
Park that would employ 45
people in two shifts.
E-waste is generated from
discarded electronic devices
such as computers, cell phones
TVs and printers.
According to its website, the

company was founded in 1967
by Norman Haber and is a pub-
licly-held scientific research
and development company.
Mr. Haber developed the
Haber Gold Process (HGP), an
environmentally friendly gold
mining technology, which
unlike more exacting process-
es, does not use cyanide solu-
tions. The company claims that
HGP routinely recovers more
gold than cyanide leaching at a
faster rate and at a cost equal to
or less than cyanide leaching.
The proposed Okeechobee
site was to serve as both a pro-
See Lawsuit Page 2


fees help fund

plant expansion

By Pete Gawda had been discussing a develop-
Okeechobee News her's agreement. Developers

Lorie Guerrero, R.N. at Raulerson Hospital, takes a time-
out to donate blood on Tuesday, May 9, at the Florida
Blood Centers mobile donation center in the hospital's
parking lot. The bloodmobile will be at the hospital the
second Tuesday of every month. It will also be at Wal-Mart
every fourth Saturday.

for blood supplies.
"I've donated blood in the
past, and I know there is always
a need for blood. This is some-
thing I can easily do," she said.

While the FBC bloodmobile
has been in Okeechobee many
times before, on May 9 the
See Donors- Page 2

Financing is coming togeth-
er for the much-needed expan-
sion of Okeechobee Utility
Authority (OUA).
At their meeting Tuesday,
May 9, the OUA board of direc-
tors discussed financing plant
expansion, proposed changes
to the rate schedule, an alter-
nate source of water for the
surfacewater treatment plant
and approved the 2005 audit.
For some time, the board

who wish to reserve sewer or
water capacity would sign this
agreement and pay capital con-
nection fees and guaranteed
revenue charges to secure their
desired capacity.
Developers' fees are expect-
ed to help finance expansion of
the wastewater treatment
plant. The amount of money
that will be obtained from capi-
tal connection fees and guaran-
See OUA-Page 2

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
A big red bloodmobile from
Florida Blood Centers (FBC) of
Highlands County sat in the
parking lot of Raulerson Hospi-
tal near U.S. 441 N. Tuesday
morning, May 9 a good spot
for attracting passersby to
donate blood.
A steady flow of patrons
began entering the bus at 9 a.m.
and prepared for a 50-minute
process of donating blood to
possibly help save the life of a
Lorie Guerrero, a critical care
nurse at Raulerson Hospital.
rested comfortably in the
mobile blood donation bus,
which was painted bright red
with "Big Red Bus" on its side.
She spoke cheerfully as blood
trickled into a tube from a vein
in her right arm. She was
allowed time away from her
shift to donate the much need-
ed liquid, especially since the
Memorial Day holiday is coming
when more accidents occur
and there is an increased need

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At their meeting Thursday,
the Okeechobee County Board
of County Commissioners will
discuss what action to take con-
cerning the Association of
Retarded Citizens (ARC) of
The county board will also
discuss the use of the Okee-
chobee County Agri-Civic Cen-
ter and road repair.
At their last meeting on April
27, county attorney Laura
McCall told the commissioners
that the county had received a
letter, dated April 25, from ARC.
In that letter, ARC declined the
county's offer of $150,000 to
vacate the old hospital building
on S.W. Second Avenue and
In 1992, ARC and the county

entered into a 99-year lease on
the building. The organization
has not occupied the building
since the 2004 hurricanes. The
county contends that ARC is in
default of their lease, a charge
denied by ARC.
The county contends that
ARC vacated the building and
did not maintain the required
insurance. The position of ARC
is that the building has not been
vacated and that they notified
the county they had dropped
insurance on the building.
The letter, from ARC attorney
Colin Cameron, noted that
according to the terms of the
lease the county is obligated to
pay all moving costs to relocate
ARC to another county-owned
property. Mr. Cameron noted
that all proposals offered by the
county required ARC to pay a
portion of the moving expenses.

Mr. Cameron stated that the
estimated value of the remain-
ing 85 years on the ARC lease is
$2,550,000. He said that until
the county makes an appropri-
ate offer, ARC would "proceed
with deliberate speed" to reno-
vate the building.
Commissioners tabled
action on the situation until
their meeting on May 11.
Turning to another matter,
the board will consider a list of
road sections to resurface and
pave that total 19.32 miles of
resurfacing and 1.8 miles of
new pavement. Resurfacing will
cost approximately $850,000
and new pavement will cost
approximately $107,000.
Commissioners will also
consider a list of road cuts that
need to be repaired. The esti-
See ARC Page 2

OHS Prom
Rachel Lowe (right) was escorted to the Okeechobee
High School prom Saturday evening by Toner Kelly
(left). The prom was held at the KOA Convention Center.

Big Red Bus: local schedule set

Okeechobee News photos/Audrey Blackwell
Blood donation teams join forces on May 9 with the startup of regularly scheduled
bloodmobile hours at Raulerson Hospital's parking lot. Those helping to kickoff the
once monthly mobile blood center include (from left to right): Alan Goode, Raulerson
Hospital laboratory director; John Abney, Okeechobee County commissioner; Bob Lee,
hospital administrator; Trish Lowry. Florida Blood Centers (FBC) business development
director; Deah Spires, donor development coordinator; and Doug Bartel, FBC public
relations manager.

Mobile blood center welcomes donors

County commissioners will

discuss action on ARC issue

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duction and pilot facility and a
training facility for Haber employ-
ees who would be operating
other plants. The original plan
was for two precious metal recov-
ery lines one for E-waste and
the other for gold ore.
The plant was to operate out of
an 18,000-square-foot building in
the Okeechobee County Industrial
Park. This property was leased
from the county by Greg Bozen-
bury in 1997 for 40 years. Follow-
ing agreement by both parties and
approval by the Okeechobee
County Board of County Commis-
sioners, the property was to be
subleased to Haber.
However, the deal fell through
and Mr. Bozenbury withdrew the
matter from consideration by the
commissioners and refused to
close on the deal.
Mr. Bozenbury would not
comment on the issue.
Haber officials could not be
reached for comment by newspa-
per deadline.
"Haber Inc., contends that
Bozenbury's conduct with respect

to its contract with Haber, Inc, was
wrongful and seeks court inter-
vention to adjudicate the matter,"
said Albert B. Conti," Haber's
president and COO in a press
release from the company dated
April. 17. "We will continue our
small-scale pilot lot testing and
recovery of gold and other metals
from electronic waste at our labo-
ratories in Fort Pierce, Florida, and
are intensifying our search for
alternative large-scale facilities in
other parts of the country."
In late December of 2005, after
talks broke off, Peter D'Angelo of
Haber told the Okeechobee News
that the company was reviewing
its options and the door was not
completely closed on coming to
Even if both sides reached
agreement, the sublease would
still have to be approved by the
county commissioners.
There were mixed feelings
among the commissioners polled
on the issue.
Commissioner Elvie Posey said
he would have reservations about
approving the sublease because
of environmental concerns. Com-
missioner Ray Domer expressed
the same reservations.

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However, Commissioner Clif
Betts, Jr. said that the lawsuit was
a civil matter between Mr. Bozen-
bury and Haber. It was his under-
standing that the environmental
wastes would be self-contained
and he would have no problem
approving the sublease.
The suit, filed in Okeechobee
County on April 17, states that the
possibility of leasing back a por-
tion of the property to Mr. Bozen-
bury was discussed. That idea was
abandoned because the suit said it
became apparent that the two
parties would be incompatible.
The closing date was sched-
uled to occur on Nov. 17, 2005.
However, the suit goes on to
state that on or about Nov. 8, 2005,
Mr. Bozenbury once again
brought up the issue of leaseback
rights. Haber refused that option.
About a week prior to the dos-
ing date, the suit contends that Mr.
Bozenbury stated that he would
not request that the county com-
missioners consider a sublease of
the property.
The lawsuit, which consists of
five counts, requests that the court
order Mr. Bozenbury to honor the
contract and to pay court costs.
The first count, specific per-

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formance, requests the contract
be carried out.
The second count accuses Mr.
Bozenbury of breach of contract
for not submitting a request to the
county commissioners for sub-
lease. It also states that, at the last
minute, Mr. Bozenbury requested
a leaseback of a portion of the
property a provision not incor-
porated into the contract.
The suit further alleges that Mr.
Bozenbury failed to provide title
insurance and make repairs of the
building and failed to close on the
Count three requests a declara-
tory judgment determining the
rights and obligations of both par-
The fourth and fifth counts
allege fraud and state that Mr.
Bozenbury's misrepresentation
caused the $20,000 escrow
deposit made by Haber to be
released to Mr. Bozenbury. The
suit further states that Mr. Bozen-
-bury never advised Haber that he
had a Small Business Administra-
tion loan and that a sublease
would violate the terms of that

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teed revenue fees 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 comple-
tion of the treatment plant and the
time they actually connect to the
At Tuesday's meeting, the
board gave their approval to the
final form of the developer's
At the June 13 meeting, the
board will have an idea of how
much money for wastewater
plant expansion will be available
from developer's agreements.
In connection with approving
a developer's agreement, the
board authorized US Bank to be
escrow custodian for escrow
funds deposited by developers.
SunTrust was the board's first
choice for a bridge loan. A bridge
loan is a short-term loan that will
be used to begin construction of
the wastewater treatment plant
expansion until more permanent
financing can be secured.
However, it was noted the sec-

ond choice, Wachovia, had poli-
cies that were more flexible, even
though their interest rate was
The board voted to secure the
bridge loan from SunTrust contin-
gent upon that bank changing
their debt limit policy. The board
was concerned because SunTrust
would not allow OUA to incur any
additional debt without the
bank's approval.`
If SunTrust will not compro-
mise on that policy, the board will
use their second choice,
John Hayford, OUA executive
director, reported on the possibili-
ty of the state legislature appropri-
ating funds for OUA's plant expan-
The board heard good news
concerning their 2005 audit.
Danny Kirchman of the account-
ing firm of Nowlen, Holt and
Miner from West Palm Beach pre-
sented the audit. He stated that his
firm gave OUA a "clean opinion."
"We didn't see anything in per-
forming the audit that we felt of
any significance that needed to
come before the board," he
Turning to another matter, the
board discussed clarifications of
the rate schedule. The clarifica-

tions dealt primarily with clerical
or housekeeping matters and will
have little bearing on consumers'
monthly bills. Nevertheless, the
board will hold a public hearing
on the matter at their June meet-
Previously, the board had
decided to set up an alternate
pump station to pump water
from the Rim Canal to the sur-
facewaterwater treatment plant.
This pump would be used in the
event that lake water could not be
used, as happened in last year's
Engineering and permit fees
had already been budgeted. At
Tuesday's meeting, the board
voted to award a contract for
$17,710.94 to Bass Electric to per-
mit and install wiring for this proj-
They also voted to transfer
$285;000 from the $500,000 that
had been budgeted for funding
future projects into another line
item to finance the entire pump
In other action, the board:
approved the finance report
for the period ending April 30;
authorized the executive
director to execute an agreement
with Knopf & Associates for
developing a scope-of-work and

preparing bid documents to
obtain bids for roof repair to OUA
buildings ;
took no action concerning
entering a mutual aid agreement
with other utilities pending further
research by Mr. Hayford;
purchased a rubber-tired
loader/backhoe for $68,490.90 to
replace a piece of rental equip-
approved installation of a fire
hydrant at the intersection of N.E.
13th Street and N.E. 16th Avenue
at a cost of $3,731;
*. approved installation of a 2-
inch PVC waterline along por-
tions of N.E. 13th Street, N.E. 15th
Avenue and N.E. 14th Lane at a
cost of $12,078.58;
purchased a Ford Ranger
pickup from Okeechobee Motor
Company for $14,082;
purchased a Ford F-250 from
Garber Ford of Glen Cove Springs
for $22,900; '
purchased a Ford F-350 from
Garber Ford of Green Cove
Springs for $25,745; and,
authorized Mr. Hayford to
purchase a surplus tractor'mower
from the county's inventory of
surplus property. Board chairman
George Long abstained from vot-
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agency kicked off regularly sched-
uled community blood drives at
its mobile center at the hospital.
The mobile will be at the hospital
on the second Tuesday of every
On Saturday, May 27, FBC will
kickoff another community blood
drive at a mobile center in the
Wal-Mart parking lot, where it will
be stationed every fourth Satur-
"There used to be a blood cen-
ter in Okeechobee and it left years
ago. We wanted to set up a place
where people will know where
they can go to donate blood every
month," said Deah Spires, donor
development coordinator for the
Also, the bloodmobile will
continue to visit outlying areas,
such as Ancient Oaks, but she
said having the bloodmobile in
centralized locations should ben-
efit today's busy blood donor.
"People are so busy, we want-
ed to make donating blood more
convenient by setting up a regular
schedule," Ms. Spires said.


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mated cost of these repairs is
$65,000. Some of this damage is
hurricane related and may be
At 2:30 p.m., commissioners
are scheduled to meet with fair
association officials to discuss a
proposed lease and management

Bill Casian, public relations
director for Raulerson Hospital,
said the hospital is trying to build
up the blood supplies for the hos-
pital and generate a relationship
with Florida Blood Centers.
Alan Goode, lab director at the
hospital, said they transfuse about
200 units of a blood a month to
patients in need.
"People should know that
what goes to Florida Blood Cen-
ters comes back. And it's a free
community service," he said.
Donated blood is stored in
three ways: packed cells, plasma
(fresh frozen), or as platelets (tiny
particles found in large quantities
in the blood that are important to
clotting). Red blood cells have a
shelf life of only 42 days; platelets
only five days. The blood supply
needs to be constantly replen-
"The type of blood transfused
varies according to the patient's
condition. Blood that is donated
today can be transfused within 36
to 72 hours," Mr. Goode said.
He looked over at the emer-
gency room doors where two
ambulances were delivering
"You never know what it will
take," he added.

agreement for the agri-civic cen-
In another agri-civic center
matter, commissioners will con-
sider signage for the facility.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
act on requests to abandon
two platted rights-of-way in Okee-
chobee Park subdivision;
proclaim the week of May 20
- 26 to be National Safe Boating
Week in Okeechobee County;

Hospital administrator Bob
Lee said, "The people of this com-
munity are saving the people of
this community. Any way we can
help the blood bank, we are
happy to do that."
Each unit of blood goes
through 18 hours of very strict
testing, under regulations of the
Food and Drug Administration,
according to Doug Bartel, director
of public relations for the blood
"One unit is transfused within
three to four days because of the
tremendous demand. One out of
every three people will need
blood, yet less than 5 percent give
in this community. Two-thirds of
the people here are eligible to give
blood based on demographics,"
Mr. Bartel said.,
According to company litera-
ture, if everyone committed to
donating blood at least three
times a year, there would be no
blood shortages.
There are three criteria for giv-
ing blood: 16 years or older (with
parent's permission); weight is
above 110 lbs.; and, in good
health. There is no upper age
Examples of those that receive
blood in Okeechobee include

purchase four hydraulic
powered stretchers;
amend the budget to appro-
priate unanticipated Natural
Resources and Conservation Ser-
vices (NRCS) funds for storm
debris removal;
classify certain county equip-
ment as surplus and provide for
hear a presentation from
Keith Reeves from Architects
Design Group concerning con-

cancer patients, accident and
burn victims, premature babies,
heart patients, some who under-
go general surgery and patients
with sickle cell anemia.
To entice people to give blood,
Ms. Spires said that before donat-
ing, people get a "mini-physical"
that includes a free cholesterol
check and other tests.
Not everyone can donate
blood. Those with certain diag-
noses, such as hepatitis, cannot
donate blood.
Autologous blood donation is
still conducted for those who
want to be transfused with their
own blood, but its popularity is
waning, according to Ms. Spires.
This is when a person donates
their own blood to be transfused
in an upcoming medical proce-
"Because the testing of blood
is so much better now than it was
even five years ago, the blood is
safe enough to use other people's
blood," she said.
FBC needs 1,500 units of blood
for the 70 hospitals it serves
across the state in 22 counties. It is
the fourth largest blood center in
the country and the largest in
Florida, Mr. Bartel said.

struction requirements for an
emergency operations center;
extend the lease agreement
with the United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture for two
months; and,
approve uniform guidelines
for the write-off of a bad debt.
The meeting will get under
way at 9 p.m. At 1:30 p.m., the
commissioners will go into exec-
utive session for union negotia-


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On page 1 of the Sunday, April 30, Okeechobee News under
the headline 'Citrus can help meet water demands' research con-
ducted by Dr. Sanjay Shukla showing water from impoundment
areas could be used for irrigation and sold to water utilities was
erroneously accredited to Dr. Edward Hanlon. Also, the term
'total maximum daily levels' should actually be 'total maximum
daily loads.' We apologize for the errors.

News Briefs

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 Thursd ay, 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
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.

School board to discuss grants
OKEECHOBEE In conjunction with the Community Collabo-
rative 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, NMay 23, at 10 a.m.
Grants include: IDEA, Part B-Individual Disabilities Education Act;


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The Kindergarten
really enjoyed their gues
Mrs. Thomas, from Mi
Credit Union _
and Sheriff May
and Deputy
Stephens. They
read the book
"Sakes Alive A '
Cattle Drive."
Each child was given a h
copy of the story to tak
Thanks to everyone invo]
Miss Hudson's at
Raulerson's class is having
time swimming this me
are learning to be "water
Miss Saine's class h
busy making Mother's D
for our Moms. The class
enjoyed swimming this r
Miss Quann's class I

readers delight NES
making crafts for their mothers. week. She kept us spellbound
They really like going to the pool with her stories, The Talking Eggs,
students this month. The Clever Rooster, and the King
t readers: Mrs. Gable's class is learning of the Jungle. The jungle's king, a
Florida all about water safety in their P.E. lion, was outsmarted by a rabbit
swim class, who eventually became King of
Miss Johnson's class has been the Jungle, which proved to us
busy learning about the ocean. that being smart and making wise
Ask your children what they have choices pays off in the long run.
learned; they are doing a great Children actively participated
Sjob. :in the storytelling by being
ard back Ms. Harvey's class is learning echoes, or roosters. Ms Byrnes
ke home. about the coral reef communities. Some of our best readers were
lved. We are enjoying the art projects honored to have lunch with Ms.
nd Mrs. that go along with it like the jelly- honored to have lunch with Ms.
ig a good fish and starfish. We are learning Byrn es.
month. We how to subtract numbers in Josey Pearce and Kylee Field
safe." math. We are also working on art extra ordinar achievement in
ias been projects for our moms for Moth- reading. Highest reading points
)ay crafts er'sDay. resulted in lunch for: Jennifer
has also Rosas, Billy Bob Wehde, Whitney
month in Second grade Najera, Felipe Aguirre, Shiann
Professional storyteller, Kaye Sampson, Reece Lamb, and
as been Byrnes, visited our school this Alexander Bryan.

Accelerated reading is an inde-
pendent reading program which
enables students to accumulate
points by reading chosen books
and passing computer tests to val-
idate comprehension. At this
level, most books equal about
one half of a point. Some of the
above winners have as many as
60 points.
Mrs. Whitaker's class is excit-
ed to be studying plants in Sci-
ence. We have created a "seed
friend" and observe its growth
each day. We are having fun jour-
naling the changes. Pretty soon
our little friends will have lots of
In reading, we have just fin-
ished writing a paragraph on how
to make a peanut butter and jelly
sandwich. Of course, we had to
actually make the sandwich
before we could write. This was
loads of fun and extremely tasty!


William Howard
William Howard Baggett died
Sunday, May 7, 2006; he was a
lifelong native and resident 'of
Fort Pierce. He
was born Jan.
18, 1923 in Fort
Pierce and was
the oldest of
seven children
born to
Baggett and
Martha Brad- William
shaw Baggett. Howard
He attended Baggeft
local elemen-
tary and middle school and grad-
uated St. Lucie County High
School in 1941.
Mr. Baggett was a three-time
Florida State Golden Gloves Box-
ing Champion and national con-
tender (welterweight 1940 and
1941, middleweight 1942) under
local trainer and organizer,
,Tommy Gore. He compiled a 38-6
record as an amateur and 1-0
record as a professional and was
,inducted into Fort Pierce Sports
Hall of Fame in 1998 for his box-
ing accomplishments.
He married, Evelyn Massingill
Baggett on Dec. 16, 1942 and
enlisted in the U.S. Army Air
Corps the same year. He served in
WW 11 as 1st Lieutenant, naviga,
tor in B-24 bombers with the
446th Bomb Group, U.S. Eight Air
Force based from Bungay, Eng-
land. Flying 35 extended combat
missions over Europe,- he was
awarded the Distinguished Flying
Cross along with numerous other
decorations. -
His life in aviation com-
menced with a solo flight at age
16. In 1947 he started an aerial
agriculture business which oper-
ated continuously for 57 years.
He accumulated over 18,000 fly-
ing hours in the demanding lo-v
altitude flying environment over
Florida, North Carolina, Virginia
and Maryland without serious

accident or injury to himself or
numerous pilot/employees.
An accomplished pianist at an
early age, he loved playing and
listening to classical music.
He is predeceased by his wife
of 62 years, Evelyn Massingill Bar-
rettwho died April 19, 2005, and
brothers, Joseph Baggett, Jimmy
Baggett, and Julian Baggett.
He is survived by his children;
Donald Baggett(Julia) of Okee-
chobee, Patricia Whitt of Chesa-
peake, Va., John Baggett (Linda)
Fort Pierce, Richard Baggett
(Jody) of Belle Haven, Va.; Bren-
da Baggett of Vero Beach, and
Karen Harrison (Peter) of Fort
Pierce. He is also survived by 14
grandchildren, and ten great
grandchildren, and by his sister,
Martha Baggetl Mier (Tom) of
Lake, Cit); his brothers, Marcus
Baggett (Neva) of Blairsville, Ga.;
and Robert Baggett (Billie) of
Denver, Colo.
Friends mayv call at the Yates
Funeral Home, in Fort Pierc!e on
Thursday, May 11, between 1 and
4 p.m. A funeral service will be
conducted on Friday, May 12, at 2
p.m. at the funeral home chapel.
Reverend David Hart, pastor,
Orange Avenue Baptist Church
will officiate. Interment will fol-
low in White City Cemetery.

WesleyR. Holder
Wesley R. Holder, of Okee-
chobee, died on Monday, May 8,
2006 at his residence. He was
born on Oct. 18, 1923 and was a
resident of Okeechobee for the
past 15 years. He graduated from
the Naval Aviation Academy and
his hobbywas aviation.
He is survived by his wife of 30
years, Polly S. Holder of Okee-
chobee; son, Brian (Michele)l
Holder of Colchester, Conn.;
daughter, Lisa Jones of Enfield,
Conn., stepson, Steve (Carole)
McLaughlin of Middletown,
Conn. In addition, he is survived
by seven grandchildren and three
great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be

held at Indian Hammock at a
later date.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the Bux-
ton Funeral Home and Cremato-

Grady "Country Boy"
Grady "Country Boy" Blevens,
age 88, died on Tuesday, lai\ 9,
2006 at his residence in Okee-
*chobee. He-was born NoV. 19,
1917 in Cobb County, Ga., and
has been a resident of Okee-
chobee for the past 16 years. Mr.
.Blevens was a member of the
,Carpenters Union Local # 130 in
West Palm Beach and enjoyed
woodworking and fishing.
He is survived by his loving
wife of 60 years, Elma Blevens of
Okeecobee; son, Hudson (Cyn-
thia) Blevens; his grandson,
Thomas Blevens of North Palm
:Beach... .
A memorial service will take
place in West Palm Beach at a
later date -
Memorial contributions can
be made inrMr. to
Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E.
Fourth St. Okeechobee, Fla.
All arrangements are made
under the direction and carepof
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-

Steve Dale Reece
Steve Dale Reece, age 41, died
on Sunday, May 7, 2006 at
Greenville Memorial Hospital .in
Greenville, S.C.
He \ as br n in Asheville, N.C.
and was the son of the late, Roy
SReece and Linda Flynn Reece-
Dyer of Okeechobee. Mr. Reese
was a self-.nplh: ed tree surgeon
and an avid outdoorsman who
enjoyed both deer hunting and
fishing. He. was a remember of the
Cherry Hill Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Lynn
Clark Reece; his daughter, Can-

dice Reece of Pelzer, S.C.; his two
sons, Dustin Reece of Greenville,
S.C., and A.J. Reece. He is also
survived by his sister, 'Cindy.
Lingerfelt of Easley, S.C.; three
brothers, Chuck Reece of
Greenville, S.C., Roy Reece of
Travelers Rest, S.C., and Paul
Reece of Greer, S.C. In addition,
he is survived by two grandchil-
dren, Logan and Cheyeanne Sim-
Funeral services will be held
Thursday afternoon at 2:30 p.m.
at The Howze Mortuary Chapel.
Burial-will follow at Cherry Hill
Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends
on Thursday, Ma\ 11 from 1 until
2:30 p.m. at the Howze Mortuary.
The Howze Mortuary, Travel-
ers Rest, S.C. is handling all

Lucas Ryan Reynolds
Lucas Ryan Rt-\ nolds, infant,'
was born and died on Friday, May
5, 2005 at Raulerson Hospital.
He is survived by his mother,
Julia Reynolds; his maternal
grandparents, Norma and
Richard Reynolds; his aunt,
Christina Reynolds; his uncle
Ryan Reynolds and his great-
grandparents, Billy and Vera Fer-
rell, all otfOkechobte. ...
Graveside:services held
"atll a.Tm. on.Frida,. Ma\ 12 at
Evergreen Cemetery.'
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the Bux-
ton Funeral Home and Cremato-

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INSURANCE: In response to the Letter to the Editor, what a really
good letter. If everybody wouldn't have so many babies, where we
would have to pay for them everybody could probably get insur-
ance for $100 a month. If everybody paid for insurance we would all
get a break.
ADVERTISEMENT: Publix has just lost another good customer. I
can't believe they would run a grocery ad in the paper in Spanish. The
immigrants are taking over our beautiful United States, without taking
a shot. I will also cancel my subscription to the Okeechobee News.
God bless America.
(Editor's Note: The advertisement to which you refer was pub-
lished in error, and was supposed to be in English. Publishing the ad
in the Spanish language was an error of this newspaper, and was not
published with the approval of Publix.)
LOUSY WORK: I need some feedback about a situation that hap-
pened. I called someone to do some work for me and he was too busy
and he recommended someone else. That person did a lousy job and
caused damage to my home. Is that person responsible? Or, who rec-
ommended that person responsible?
(Editor's Note: We spoke with an attorney who is well versed in
the building industry and we were told unless there is some sort of a
contractual agreement between the two builders, it's unlikely that.
you would have any recourse against the builder who recommended
the other person to you. So in the situation that you describe, the per-
son who actually did the work is the one who is responsible for the
quality of the work. The attorney also pointed out, however, it is your
responsibility to check to make sure the person you hired is licensed,
insured and does quality work.)
SEATBELTS: I just saw a commercial about the law targeting trucks
for seatbelt violations. Well, why don't they start putting them in
school buses, and why don't they start getting the motorcycle riders
who aren't wearing helmets, instead of picking on people in pickup
(Editor's Note: Florida law states that if you operate a vehicle you
must wear a seatbelt. This means if your pickup is equipped with seat-
belts, then you are required to buckle up. Law enforcement does not
make the laws, but it is their job to enforce them. As for seatbelts on
school buses, an official with. the Okeechobee County school system
said each new school bus they purchase is equipped with seatbelts,
even though there are experts who don't agree with the idea. We were
also told that in 10 years, all of their buses will have them. The school
system buys six new buses each year. As for motorcycle helmets, that
issue was put on a ballot several years ago and voters chose not to
require adults to wear a helmet when they operate a motorcycle.)

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Community Events

Eastern Star plans yard sale
Okeechobee Chapter No. 128 of the Order of the Eastern Star
will host a yard sale Saturday, May 13,from 8 until 1 p.m. at the
Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1855 S.W. 53rd Way, which is just off of
S.R. 78 West.

Church hosting worship sing
The Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., will host
a worship sing Saturday, May 13, at 6 p.m. Christian musicians
and singers are welcome. For information call (863) 763-3373,
(863) 697-8577 or (863) 763-6869.

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 display 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 Okee-
chobee 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 Okeechobee. 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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At Your Service On Page 2

Letter to the Editor

Tolerance needed
of other cultures
I am writing to tell you a little
about my family and myself.
I am an immigrant who came
to the United States when I was 8
years old. I am now 25 years old.
My parents brought our family
from Mexico. They brought us
here so we could have a better
future. When we came, my par-
ents used to move around from
state to state. My father decided
that he wanted to stay here in
Okeechobee so my siblings and I
would have a better education.
Our family has gone through a
lot being here. We all learned
English. We all went through high
school. The baby of the family will
graduate from high school next
year. One of our brothers is in the
Army in Germany. One of my
brothers is an electrician. One of
my sisters became a naturalized
U.S. citizen, as well as one of my
brothers. Actually, almost all of us
have been or are in the process of
becoming naturalized citizens.
I am currently in school work-

ing towards my Bachelors in Arts
for Elementary Education and will
graduate in December of this
year. I now have two children
who were born here in the United
States. I have two nieces and one
nephew, who were all born here.
I feel that we all have done so
much to succeed and I feel that
some people don't recognize any
of the hard work we have to do to
accomplish what we want. We
have to work harder than anyone
else because we are immigrants
and we are not given opportuni-
ties as easily as if we had been
born here.
I have seen U.S.-born citizens
throwing away their lives, using
drugs and getting into trouble
with the law. We are taking
advantage of the opportunities
we have had to make something
better of ourselves. Just as much'
as there are Hispanics or other
immigrants that commit crimes,
use drugs and get into trouble
with the law, there are also white
people who do that.
On May 1st, I was at the march
that was held and as I stood there
I heard two different people from

two different vehicles call out
racial names to us. Why do you
feel the need to do that? The
majority of us are here to work
and live a better life.
I hear people say that immi-
grants do not pay taxes and are
just taking money from this coun-
try. I do not agree with that. When
we go shopping, we pay taxes.
When we have any services done
we pay taxes. Yes, some people
use fake Social Security numbers
and they do get taxes taken away,
just like any other person. When
it's time to do our taxes they don't
do their income taxes. So, all the
money they would be getting
back, they don't get. Money they
would get if they have children is
not claimed. The government
keeps all that money.
I was watching the news the
other day about whites saying
they would do the jobs that immi-
grants are doing and that they are
doing those jobs. You know what
kind of jobs they said they were
doing and would do: cashier,
waitress, hotel maintenance, etc.
And you do realize that most of
these jobs consist of working

indoors, or somewhere where
they have air conditioners. None
of them said they would go work
out in the fields. How many
whites" would go do those jobs?
Very few.
So, I think that all of you who
are unhappy with us being here
need to respectfully deal with it. I
am a Mexican-American, born in
Mexico, who came to the United
States for a better life, who will
take advantage of all the wonder-
ful opportunities this country can
give me if no one else does.
My father brought our family
here for a better life, for us to have
a little of the American Dream.
Because of all his hard effort and
all his sacrifice, our family is now
living the American dream,
I am grateful for my parents'
hard work and sacrifice and
everything this country has given
me. I feel that people should be a
bit more tolerant and be more
open to the different cultures that
are in this country.

Laura Prado

Upcoming Events

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
(863) 763-1191.

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 Mar-
garet 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 Cen-
sus, 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
at412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA.Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from ,npon until 1
p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. ParrottAve.Jhe.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
Thursday. 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 information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Sec-
ond 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
relationships. 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 lan-
guage 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
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 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 Restau-
rant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melissa Arnold at
(863) 610-2280.

Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday except the first Friday
of the month for an open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For
information, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited.
Anyone interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group is welcome to come and see what
we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (800) 932-
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic
Center, located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tick-
ets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at
382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863) 467-9833.

Worship in Song at the Living Word of Faith Church of Okee-
chobee, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., on the second Saturday of the month
beginning at 6 p.m. There is no charge to attend and all Christian
singers and musicians are welcome to take part. For information, con-
tact the church at (863) 763-6869; Pastor Lee Minton at (863) 763-
3373; or, Sister Yvonne Price at (863) 467-6657.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30
a.m., at the Nazarene Church, 425 S.W. 28th St., and leaves for ride at
8 a.m., weather permitting. For information on the ride for the week or
any questions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841, Holly
Stewart at (863) 610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.

The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Community Events

History van to visit library
The WQCS Oral History Project Story Van will be visiting the
Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., on May 10 from 10
until 3 p.m. To make an appointment to record your memories of
the Okeechobee area, contact Janie Gould at (772) 462-7822; or,
toll free at (888) 286-8936.

Judge to speak at Chamber meeting
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce general member-
ship meeting will be held Wednesday, May 10, at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., beginning at noon. The guest
speaker will be County Judge Shirley Brennan, who will be
speaking about the Guardian ad Litem program. All 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 Coali-
tion will meet Wednesday, May 10, at 11:30 a.m. in their office at
575 S.W. 28th St., which is in the New Endeavor High School
building. The meeting is open to the public. For information, con-
tact executive director Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.

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

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

Ministries hosting special speaker
Hand to Hand Ministries will host a special appearance by Dil-
lon Thomas of LaBelle on Thursday, May 11, at 6 p.m. at the Com-
munity Clubhouse in. Palmdale. There will be food, fun and fel-
lowship 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 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.

Shared Services Network to meet
The executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of
Okeechobee 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 provides a mechanism for dialogue and problem
solving in our community through the collaborative efforts of our
local decision makers. The public is invited. For information, call
(863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

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 ElmaJ.
Hampton 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
Disease). A benefit will be held Friday, May 12, from 10:30 until 2
p.m. across from the OCSO, 504 N.W. Fifth Ave., in the open lot
by the Sheriffs department. Dinners will be sold and will consist
of Boston butt, potato salad, green beans and rolls for $6 each.
Deliveries will be made by the COP Volunteer Program. Call Car-
olyn at (863) 634-1476, (863) 634-5801 or (863) 634-5819.

Animal cruelty topic of talk show
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
May 13, starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at 1
and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The guest will be
David Miller, executive director, and Helen Savill, director of
Humane Education, Humane Society of the Treasure Coast. The
topic will be educating the public on animal cruelty. For informa-
tion, contact the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, Inc. at
(772) 287-5753 or (772) 223-8822; or, at www.humanesociety-



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Pop Warner football and cheerleading 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 the child's birth certificate.
For information, call co-presidents James Shockley at (863) 634-3482
or Albion Crowell at (863) 697-2576.

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O.H.S. rodeo team ends regular season

The Okeechobee High School
Rodeo team traveled to Williston
on April 29 and 30 to compete the
last rodeo of the regular season.
This rodeo was the team's last
chance to move up in ranking in
individual events with the excep-
tion of the girls and boys cutting,
which has one more event on May
13 in New Smyrna Beach.
Thp results of the individual
events were:
Pole bending: Jessica Ziglar-sev-
enth. Girls' cutting: Bobbi Jo
Haberlandt-ninth place in the first
and second go. Jessica Ziglar-
fourth place in the first and eighth
place in the second go. Calf roping:
Nick Mazzilli-ninth place. Saddle

Bronc: Chasey Bass-first. Bull Rid-
ing: Wayne Peaden-tied for first.
Logan Coker-tied for fifth. Boys'
cutting: Chasey Bass-second place
in both,goes. A.J. Summerford-
third place in both goes.
The rodeo team's positions in
the state standing are now:
Barrel racing: (Williston points
are under review from the national
office.) Bobbi Jo Haberlandt-
eighth. Jessica Ziglar-18th. Autumn
DeCarlo-24th Justina Strkes-37th.
Goat ti ny. Bo'bbi Jo Haver-
Pole bending: Jessica Ziglar-
* Breakaway: Jessica Ziglar-24th.
. Girls' cutting: Bobbi Jo Haber-

landt-seventh. Jessica Ziglar-tied
for ninth.
. Team roping: Brock Hancock-
18th. Nick Mazzilli-24th.
Bull riding: \Wa\ie Peaden-fifth.
Logan Coker-111h Newt Mattson-
16th. Trey Cofield-23rd. Nathan
Calf roping: Nick Mazzilli-10th.
Brock Hancock-14th. Wayne Pead-
Saddle bronc: Chasey Bass-first.
Bo% s cutting: A. J. Summerford-
first. Chasey Bass-second.
The top 15 in each event will
advance to State Finals. The top
four in each state event will then go
to the National Finals in July in
Springfield, 111.

Several of the team members
will be competing at the Interna-
tional Youth Finals Rodeo in
Shawnee, Ok. before going to the
National Finals in Springfield.
The following is the remainder
of the team's schedule for this year.
May 13: Cutting only New
Smyrna Beach.
June 8-11: State Finals at Kissim-
July 10-15: International Youth
Finals Rodeo
July 23-30: National Finals in
Springfield, Ill.
For information about the Brah-
man rodeo team contact Darlene
Bass at (863) 634-5815.,

Fundraiser benefits
OHS volleyball teams
The public is invited to dine
at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., on
Thursday, May 11, from 5 until
8 p.m to help raise money for
the Okeechobee High School
vollekvbali teams.
Members of the teams will
be waiting tables to raise
money for summer camp: .
Members of the squads will
get to keep all their tips just
ask the cashier which tables
are being served by OHS vol-
leyball players.

Tennis fundraiser
planned for May 20
The third annual Okee-
chobee Junior tennis fundrais-
er will take place Saturday,.
May 20, at the Okeechobee
Sports Complex.
Check-in time is 8:45 a.m.
at the tennis courts. The event
. will start at 9 a.m.
The deadline for registra-
tion is Thursday, May 18. The
cost of singles competition is
$10 per play which includes a
T-shirt, lunch, balls and
awards. Checks should be
made payable to Okeechobee
High School.
For information, contact
Dave Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or
(863) 532-9316.

The following fishing tour na-
ments are currently scheduled to
take place at the Okee-Tantie
'Campground and Marina. If there
is a change in the schedule, \ou
\vill be advised.
May 13 and I14 Ospiev Bass
Club main ramp 3 p.m. .
May 20. tO) tors Association main ramp- 3
May 27: Big "0" Teen Anglers -
main ramp Noon
May 27: Cracker Boys Scott
Driver -2 p.m.
May 28: Okee-Taritie Team
Trail-Scott Driver-3 p.m
June 03- Chi istian Team Trail -
main rarnp- I p.m.
June 11: Okee-Tantie Team
Trail Scott Diiver-3 p.m.
June 24: Big "O" Teen Angleis
-main ramp Noon
July 011: Christian Team Trail -
main ramp 1 p.m.
July 15. Taylor Creek Bass Club

- ma!riramp -.3 p.m.
July. 16: Okee-Tantie Team
Trail Scott Priver 3 p.m.
J.ulyN29: Big '"'O leanglers- .
Sm-ain taw-.p L"Noon-- .. \,: "
Aug. 05: Christian Tearrim Trail
main ramp- 1Ip.m.
Aug. 12: Headturners 3 main
Aug. 20: Okee.Tanlie Team,
Trail- Scott Driver -3 p.m.
Aug. 26: Big "0" Teen Anglers
main ramp Noon
Sept. 02: Christian Team Trail -
main ramp- 1 p.m.
Sept. 16: Taylor Creek Bass
Glub main ramp-3 p.m.
Sept. 17: Okee-Tantie Team
Trail --Scott Driver- 3 p.m.
Sept. 23: Headturners 3 main
ramp-3 p.m.
Sept. 23: East Coast Bass
Anglers- Scott Driver- 3 p.m.
Sept. 29-30: BFL Final Division-.
al Tournament Scott Driver 3

Sept. 30: Big "O" Teen Anglers
- main ramp noon
Oct. 07: Christian Team Trail -
main ramp'-1 p.m.
:"Oct.'20122: Florida BASS Clas-
.sic Slate Chrmpnr,onhip Scott
Driver -3p.m.
Oct. 22: Okee-Tantie Team
Trail main ramp 3 p.m.
Oct. 28: Big "0" Teen Anglers -
main ramp- Noon
Nov. 04: Christian Team Trail -
main ramp- 1 p.m.
Nov. 18: Big "0" Teen Anglers
- main ramp Noon
Nov. 18-19: Okee-Tantie Team
Trail Scott Driver- 3 p.m.
Dec. 02: Christian Team Trail -
main ramp 1 p.m.
Dec. 15-16: Taylor Creek Bass
Club Scott Driver- 3 p.m.
Dec. 16: Big "O" Teen Anglers
- main ramp Noon
Dec. 16: East Coast Bass
Anglers main ramp -3 p.m.

Pitch, Hit & Run baseball results

Sixty-seven participants com-
peted, in the Pitch, Hit & Run
Competition hosted by Okee-
chobee County Parks and Recre-
ation on Saturday, May 6, at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex.
The results of the competition
are as follows.
Age 7 and 8 overall champion:
Elijah Finney. Pitch champion: Eli-
jah Finney. Hit champion: Lane
Rhodes. Run champion: Lahna
Age 9 and 10 overall champi-
on: Kevin Coleman. Pitch cham-
pion: Kevin Coleman. Hit champi-
on: Colt Root. Run champion:

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Wilcox. Run champion: Noah
Age 13 and 14 overall champi-
on: Ryan Meigs. Pitch champion:
Colby Frank. Hit champion: Ryan
Meigs. Run champion: Colby
The winners will now com-
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to be held May 20 at Lyngate Park
. in Port St. Lucie. Sectional All-
Around Champions become eligi-
ble to qualify for the Team Cham-
pionship to be held at Dolphins

Pitch, Hit & Run is a baseball
skills competition that allows
youngsters to showcase their tal-
ents in pitching, hitting and run-
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individual performances in each
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Continued From Page 1
ciency; and, economically disad-
vantaged (receive free/reduced
price lunch).
According to Sharon Suits,
director of K-12 accountability and
assessment at Okeechobee Public
School District, the state looked at
.the size of Florida schools and
determined that 30 of one sub-
group would likely have a signifi-
cant number of kids at one school.
For example, an elementary
school may have 200 kids and 30 of
one racial group.
But the cell group number is not
the same across the nation. Ms.
Suits said that California has a cell
group size of 100 for the number of
students that are excluded from a
subgroup calculation.
"In Okeechobee, if we exclude
from AYP the same as they do in
California, say 100 per school, any
subgroup below 100 in a school
would not be counted in the AYP
calculation for that school," she
When it comes to breaking
down the total scores into racial
subgroups, she confirmed that
some students' scores are not
counted in the subgroup at the
school grade level if there are fewer
than 30 students in the group.
However, the district subgroup size
is most likely large enough that all
students can be included in the dis-
trict and state AYP calculations.
Ms. Suits said that just because a
demographic group of less than 30
students is left out, that does not
mean the lowest scores are left out.
'A number of kids in honors
classes are Hispanic and black and
are sometimes the brightest kids,"
she said.
She added that scores could be
left out for kids who have a severe
disability or limited English profi-
ciency (LEP), because the demo-
graphic is small (under 30 in'the
reporting cell), but that does not
mean they are not tested. And the
scores of all students tested do fig-
ure into the total calculation for the
district's AYP rating.
"The only way a child's score is
not counted is if they take an alter-
nate assessment," she said.
A student can only take an alter-
nate assessment for one of two rea-
sons the disability is severe and
they have an Individual Education
Plan (IEP), or they have an LEP,
(Limited English Proficiency) and a
learning disability.
"In Okeechobee, no alternate
assessment has been given to LEP
students this year and there is not a
vast majority in the IEP category,"
she said.
All FCAT scores are reported to
the parents and are available

online with a secure password.
The 2006 FCAT scores are now
available online for the third grade.
The rest of the FCAT scores and
NCLB adequate yearly progress rat-
ings will be available in June.
Ms. Schroeder said there are no
financial benefits or perks for
schools and districts that reach
AYP And money is not taken away
from schools that do not reach
AYP. But, the use of Title I funds
may be prescribed differently if a
school does not meet AYP for two
or more years.
Title I schools have a minimum
of 40 percent of the student body
eligible to receive free or reduce-
priced lunches. In Okeechobee,'
five schools receive Title I funding,
according to Mary Hurley, assistant
superintendent for instruction, and
those are the five elementary
Title I funding allows schools to
offer supplemental services to the
students, including paraprofession-
als, reading coaches, computer
labs and extra materials in reading
and math that go beyond regular
"The restructuring of a school
or closing it down if it does not
meet AYP is one of the steps in the
process and I've never seen it hap-
pen," Ms. Hurley said.
She added that the school dis-
trict's goal is to "provide the best
possible education for all stu-
NCLB requires that 95 percent
of all students be tested, and 98
percent of students in the Okee-
chobee district are tested. Accord-
ing to Ms. Suits, the largest demo-
graphic groups in the Okeechobee
district are white and Hispanic and
are reported for AYP at all levels of
reporting. Other subgroups that
total 30 and higher are also report-
ed for the district for AYRP.
She reiterated that although not
all subgroups are reported for AYP,
the scores for all students within
subgroups who tested are tracked
individually at the school and dis-
trict to help with learning gains.
While it is too early for the cur-
rent school year's statistics to be
revealed for AYP (will be released
at end of the school year), the Asso-
ciated Press story looked at figures
for the 2003-04 school year and
only looked at one demographic
subgroup: race.
Those figures show the number
of students in the Okeechobee
school district that attend school
and the number not counted in
individual school AYP because the
subgroup is fewer than 30 stu-
dents. However, the subgroup will
have been counted in the district
AYP calculation if the total number
of students in a category totaled 30
or more.
Ms. Suits reported the number
of students tested in the schools

and the two reports are combined
below. If fewer students tested
than were in a grade level, it was
because the student did not attend
school the day the test was given
(summary does not show home-
school students tested by school
Central Elementary: 162
white students, 158 tested, 0 not
counted (in racial subgroup but
included in district total); 26 black
students, 26 tested, 26 not counted;
1 Asian student, 1 tested, 1 not
counted; 92 Hispanic students, 84
tested, 0 not counted; 6 Native
American students, 6 tested, 6 not
Everglades Elementary: 225
white students, 223 tested, 0 not
counted; 28 black students, 27 test-
ed, 27 not counted; 0 Asian stu-
dents; 83 Hispanic students, 83
tested, 0 not counted; 1 Native
American student, 1 tested, 1 not
North Elementary: 283 white
students, 283 tested, 0 not counted;
25 black students, 25 tested, 25 not
counted; 0 Asian students; 78 His-
panic students, 78 tested, 0 not
counted; 1 Native American stu-
dent, j tested, 1. not counted.
Seminole Elementary: 160
white students, 159 tested, 0 not
counted; 28 black students, 28 test-
ed, 28 not counted; 0 Asian stu-
dents; 100 Hispanic students, 100
tested, 0 not counted; 24 Native
American students, 24 tested, 24
not counted.
South-Elementary: 210 white
students, 203 tested, 0 not counted;
24 black students, 24 tested, 24 not
counted; 4 Asian students, 4 tested,
4 not counted; 44 Hispanic stu-
dents, 43 tested, 0 not counted; 4
Native American students, 4 tested,
4 not counted.
Osceola Middle School: 618
white students, 606 tested, 0 not
counted; 69 black students, 67 test-
ed, 67 not counted (cells totaled
under 30 for grades 6, 7, 8); 9 Asian
students,. 9 tested, 9 not counted;.
187 Hispanic students, 186 tested,
0 not counted; 9 Native American
students, 9 tested, 9 not counted.
Yearling Middle School: 423
white students, 302 tested, 0 not
counted; 53 black students, 51 test-
ed, 51 not counted (cells total
under 30 for grades 6, 7, 8); 2 Asian
students, 2 tested, 2 not counted;
189 Hispanic students, 187 tested,
0 not counted; 24 Native American
students, 24 tested, 24 not. counted.
Freshman Campus: 348 white
students, 348 tested, 0 not counted;
32 black students, 32 tested, 0 not
counted; 5 Asian students, 5 tested,
5 not counted; 132 Hispanic stu-
dents, 128 tested, 0 not counted; 12
Native American students, 12 test-
ed, 12 nol courint'd
OI;eechrbee High School:
314 white students, 293 tested, 0
nbt counted; 38 black students, 36

tested, 0 not counted.
New Endeavor: 77 white stu-
dents, 68 tested, 68 not counted
(cells total under 30 for grades 3-
10); 10 black students, 8 tested, 8
not counted; 0 Asian students; 32
Hispanic students, 30 tested, 30 not
counted (cells total under 30 for
grades 3-10); 1 Native American
student, 1 tested, 1 not counted.
On a districtwide basis, the
number of students whose scores
were reported for the district's AYP
is as follows (Asian population is
under 30 for entire district and not
Elementary schools: 1, 040
white students, 1026 tested, 1026
counted; 131 black students, 130
tested, 130 counted; 5 Asian stu-
dents, 5 tested, 5 not counted; 397
Hispanic students, 388 tested, 388
counted; 36 Native American stu-
dents, 36 tested, 36 counted.
Middle schools: 1041 white
students, 908 tested, 908 counted;
122 black students, 118 tested, 118
counted; 11 Asian students, 11 test-
ed, 11 not counted; 376 Hispanic
students, 373 tested, 373 counted;
33 Native American students, 33
tested, 33 counted.
Freshman campus: 348 white
students, 348 tested, 348 counted;

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32 black students, 32 tested, 32
counted; 5 Asian students, 5 tested,
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Okeechobee High School:
314 white students, 293 tested, 293
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New Endeavor: 77 white stu-
dents, 68 tested, 68 not counted
(cells total under 30 for grades 3-
10); 10 black students, 8 tested, 8
not counted; 0 Asian students; 32
Hispanic Students, 30 tested, 30
counted; 1 Native American stu-
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Ball raises $40,000 for Cancer Society Community Event

The American Cancer Society's
inaugural CattleBarons' Ball, pre-
sented by the Williamson Cattle
Company, took place on April 8 at
Quail Creek Plantation.
Highlights of the evening
included a dinner cook-off
between County Okeechobee
County Commissioners John
Abney and Elvie Posey and Okee-
chobee City Councilman Noel
Chandler. A presentation was given
by 9-year-old Cody Denig to raise
funds for the ROCK programs
(Reaching Out to Cancer Kids).
Guests danced to music by Brad
Brock and The Renegades, and a
'best dressed' competition for 2006
Baron and Baroness of the Ball was
won by Brad Phares and Marnie
The live auction, presided over
by Billy Dean, featured a custom-
built picnic table branded on-site
with the brands of local ranchers. It
sold for over $2,200.
In conjunction with the silent
auction, gaming tables and liquor
lasso, these activities helped the
event to gross over $40,000 to fund
the programs and services the
American Cancer Society provides
in Okeechobee County, as well as
the research and advocacy initia-
tives on a state and national level.
"Our first Cattlebarons' Ball was
a great success," said Roy Monk,
executive director of the American
Cancer Society. "We look forward
to making the Cattlebarons' Ball an
Okeechobee tradition."

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
Indian crafts, artwork, Indian food and entertainment.

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Roy Monk, (third from left) executive director of American Cancer Society, and Shannon
Martin, (far left) staff member, announced Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Williamson as the honorary
chair for the inaugural Cattlebarons' Ball held April 8. The event grossed over $40,000 to
benefit Okeechobee County and extended cancer research.

American Cancer Society's inaugural Cattlebarons' Baron
was Brad Phares. The Baroness was Marnie Lauter.

Donnie McWhorter looks at a picnic table that was custom
built by Brian Martin for the Cattlebaron's Ball. Brands from
local ranchers were branded on the table. The picnic table
was auctioned and brought a total of $2,200.

Coay venig, a 9-year-ola
cancer survivor, gave a pres-
entation and requested
donations for the ROCK
(Reaching Out to Cancer
Kids) program.

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Sne Doara ot directors tor me American cancer society were nonorea Tor ineir nara worK
at planning the Cattlebarons' Ball. Board members are: (beginning second from left)
Teresa Chandler, Angie Griffin, Heather Parker and Patti Mullins. Also pictured are: (far
left) Shannon Marti, staff, and (far right) Roy Monk, executive director for the American
Cancer Society.

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200 NW Second Street
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1902 S. Parrott Ave.
Phone & Fax
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208 SW 51 Ave. Okeechobee
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Appliance, inc.
"Showroom Full
Of Major Brands"
317 WS Park Street
Don & Linda Weir

Criminal Law
Family & Civil Law
200 S.W. 9t Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863) 467-6570

Brida Tuxedo Rental

Now Carrying New
Bridal & Formal Wear
810 EN Park Street,
(863) 357-9099

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

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202 N.E. 2nd Street
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763-707 3 CAC013262

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3290 Hwy. 441 South
Hours: Sun. 11AM 4PM
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Owned & Operated by:
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215 SW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
"Dirt & Stains Disappear"
Edward R. Jones, Owner Est. 1991
Cell: 610-0756
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Licensed References Available
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License #8374

2105 S. Parrott Avenue
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Okeechobee, FL
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Okeechobee, FL 34972
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Phyllis Norris
Licensed Pedorthist
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3264 Hwy. 441 South
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Concrete Restoration
Pools Decks
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"Quality work in a timely fashion"
License #766

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Same Day Service
Senior Citizen Discounts
Residential Commercial* Mobile Home
410 SE 2nd Ave. Okeechobee
License # RA0066862

Auto Accidents
Social Security
212 S. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 357-5800

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

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

#1 Homebuilder
(863) 357-2700
State Licensed & Insured
Lic. # CRC057387

For all your Electrical Needs.
Elecric, LLC
Commercial Residential
Zeke Shreves
Lic. #ER0006321

Family Owned and Operated
205 N.E. 2nd Street

CNA's HHA-Companion
Bathing Transportation
Light Housekeeping
Bonded & Insured Lic NR30211249
Plaza 300 Suite 320 NW 5h St.
Okeechobee, FL 34972

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Hurricane Panels
Rollups & Accordions

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3861 Hwy. 441 N.
Okeechobee, FL
(863) 467-7555
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Professional horse trainer Hoot Worley, entertains the Agri-
Civic Center advisory committee with his horse hurdling
over the barrels.

First recreational riding

event to open on May 16

An inaugural meeting of the
Agri-Civic Center advisory com-
mittee and recreational riding
committee was held at the Agri-
Civic center, Saturday, April 18.
Members of the sheriff's mounted
posse also attended along with
several 4-H instructors and guests.
The first recreational riding
event open to the public will b.e
Tuesday, May 16, at the Okee-
chobee County Agri-Civic-Center
4200 Hwy 70 E. The gate will open
at 5 p.m. and the arena at 6 p.m.
The cost per horse and rider will

be $10. An indemnity and release
form may be picked up at the
County Extension Office, 458 U.S.
Hwy. 441 N. and the Okeechobee
County Commissioners office
located at 304 N.W. Second St.
Room 106. Attached to the release
form there will be a list of prohibi-
tions and a list of rules and regula-
tions. Please read these carefully.
If any of these are disregarded you
will be asked to leave. We all want
to be as safe as possible. Any
questions you have may be direct-
ed to Larry Davis, facility manager

of the Okeechobee County Agri-
Civic Center at (863) 763-1666.
Anyone under the age of 18
must have the release form nota-
rized, a parent must be with you
and you must wear a riding hel-
met. A negative coggins certificate
is mandatory for all horses on the
Agri-Civic grounds. Please note -

these will be checked. A warm-up
area will be marked over by the
arena. The only areas that you
may ride are in the arena and in
the warm-up area. We would like
to say a big "thank you" to the
sheriff's mounted posse for partic-
ipating in this worthwhile com-
munity involvement program.

Community Events

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

Frontline Avtageh
Cooper Best Fly Relief B
Repel-X Mosquito H,
Saber & Many Mfoe,.

Stop by and see us today.
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Feed & Supply Co.
Hwy. 98 N. Okeechobee

Your Complete
Remodeling Store:
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Cabinets, & Counter Tops

51 S
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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.

Health, Mortgage,
Income Protection,.Life
& Medicare Supplement
& Part D
John Clark
Florida Licensed Agent
Toll Free: 866.278.9889

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f Serving Okeechobee

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(863) 634-7760
Ask For Tom Lie. #2458

Minor Repairs
"No Job too Big or too Small"
Roof Coating
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Mobile Homes & More!
License #2349 & #5698

for all your packing, shipping,
mailing & gift needs
HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 9:30am-5pm
Sat. 10am-2pm
3260 Hwy. 441 South
Okeechobee, FL
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Livestock Market

Licensed Real
Estate .. .1
863-634-6797 7
104 N.W. 71 Ave.
Corer f0/SR 70 West
S& NL.W. 7th Av
Bobby Tucker, Lie. RE Broker
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HWV. 441 S 763-1187


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Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 357-3001
Auto Homeowners Mobile
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(863) 763-0297
SERVICE AVAILABLE (863) 763-3012

Brian A. Hurst
561-602-6283 I
6 OFFICES: OKEECHOBEE, Jupiter, Stuart,
Pt. St. Lucie, Hobe Sound, Palm City, Tequesta

10 a.m. 10 p.m.
Welcome To Your
New Addictionl!
3077 Hwy. 70E.
S 863-824-0828
(Next to Bill's Mini Mart)

Mobile Welding Inc.
Serving Okeechobee &
Surrounding Areas
(863) 634-1130
(863) 467-8835
Licensed & Insured
County #1517 City #5681
Norris & Kim Newhouse, Owners

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

(863) 357-2707
Pharmacy Phone:
(863) 357-1754
Drive Thru Pharmacy,
Open 24 Hours

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Public Welcome
1650 Hwy. 70 E.
OPEN ON SAT. 8*30A.M. 12.-00.M.

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709 N. Parrott Avenue Okeechobee
(863) 763-2045

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

License #8428
& Insured

Gary Champion

1111 S. Parrott Ave.

SBranson Mahindra
--h& Woods Tractors
*- and Equipment
2 Locations to Serve You
Okeechobee: 701 N. Parrott Ave.
(863) 467-7500
Alva: 6451 W. SR 80
(863) 674-1111
License #8228

By the Sleeve or By
the Case
Industrial & Agricultural
Janitorial Cleaning Shop
Hardware Paper Products
(863) 467-0333
2900 S.W. 3rd Terrace

Weed-eating, Mowing
& Clean-ups.
Call and Ask for
Adam Staton, Manager
Lic. # 1355


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Service Repair Remodel
"Your Personal Plumber"
After Hours
| Emergency Service
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Licensed & Insured
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(863) 467-2382


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Stacy Scruggs, Owner

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Davis enjoyed the day at the Agri-Civic Center.

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Hair-Rawls Gathering.
air-R w ls The bride-to-be is a 2002 grad-
uate of Okeechobee High School.
Ronnie and Renee Hair of She attends IRCC, and is
Okeechobee are proud to employed as a substitute teacher
announce 'the engagement of with the Okeechobee County
their daughter Crystal Lenae Hair. School System.
to Billy Joe Raw Is of Belle Glade. The groom is a 1991 graduate
The prospective groom is the of Okeechobee High School. He
son of James and Barbara Smith is employed as a water plant lead
ol Okeecriobee. operator with the City of Pahokee.
The wedding is planned for After the wedding, the couple
Saturday, July 22, 2006, at the will reside in Okeechobee.


Courtney Lynn Anderson and
Michael Beall were joined in mar-
riage on April 23, 2006. :
The bride is the daughter of
Larry. and Helen Anderson of
Okeechobee. The groom is the
son of Cindy Mayberry of Pala-
cios, Texas.
A small ceremony was held
and attended by family and

The best man was the grooms'
uncle, Bo Mayberry of Vero
Stephanie Brendal of Okee-
chobee was the maid of honor.
The flower girl was Reiley Jade
Brendal of Okeechobee, daughter
of Stephanie Brendal.
Mr. Beall is a 2002 Okee-
chobee High School graduate and
a U.S. Army Specialist. Mrs. Beall
is a 2004 Okeechobee High
School graduate.
After a brief visit with family
and friends, the couple will reside
in Italy.



Elmer and Cheryl Smith of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the engagement of
their daughter Laura Ann to
Christopher Alan Amsden of
The prospective groom is the
son of Rick and Linda Amsden of

The wedding is planned for
July 1, 2006, at the Okeechobee
Christian Church.
The bride-to-be is a 1997 grad-
uate of Okeechobee High School
and attends IRCC.
The groom is a 1999 graduate
of Okeechobee High School. He
is employed as a service techni-
cian with SVI Systems.
After the wedding, the couple
will reside in Okeechobee.

We would like to say a special
thank you to everyone who helped
Chrissie through her battle with
cancer. We could not have made
her life as comfortable as we did
without all the support we received
from all of you.
Words can't begin to say how
fortunate we all %were in our time of
need to have you there.
There are so many to thank that
it would take too long to list. So
thank you to everyone who helped
for it meant so much to her and to
us, her family.
The familN
of Chrissie Williams

Habitat for Humanity of Okee-
chobee would like to thank Publix
Supermarkets Charity for their
extremely generous donation of
This gift will be a huge help as
construction begins on the next
three Habitat houses in Okee-

chobee County.

.' -We would like to express our
deep and heartfelt gratitude to all
the member of the Viking Volun-
teer Firefighters and Forestry Ser-
%ice members, friends and neigh-
bors that were there for us on
Saturday, May 6.
KeLin and Joyce Thomas, Bruce
Lipscomb, Ronnie Bridges, Butch,
Bobby and Jim .Woods and all the
neighbors that came to help and
we didn't even know their names.
If you hadn't come when you
did we would have lost everything.,
Words can never express how we
felt. So helpless and nothing we
could do to stop the fire. You saved
us and our home.
We could never repay what you
have done.
With love and respect thank
:you from the bottom of our hearts.
Carlon and Vicky Lambert

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Community Events

Driver safety course offered
An AARP Driver Safety Course will be held at The Gathering, 1735
S.W. 24th Ave., on Saturday, May 13, and Saturday, May 20, from 8 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m. Tuition is $10 and must be paid by check only. Please
call to sign up for class. This is the last class until September. You do
not have to be a member of AARP or have AARP auto insurance. All
seniors 55 and over are invited. Consult your auto insurance agent for
your three-year discount upon completion of class. The class is sched-
uled for two, four-hour days. The instructor will be Mrs. D.J. Bryan. For
information, contact her at (863) 763-0351.

Agency on Aging meeting slated
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast,
Inc., will meet Monday, May 15, at 9 a.m. in the Area Agency board
room, 1764 N. Congress Ave., Suite 201, in West Palm Beach. For infor-
mation, call Heather Newsome at (561) 684-5885.

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

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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 will
meet Thursday, May 18, at 7 p.m. in the library board room, 206 S.W.
16th St. The group will be reading and discussing "The Life of PI" by
Yann Martel. To celebrate the beginning of summer, the discussion
will start with 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
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. Joe Dan Osceola will tell stories and reliv-
ing Indian History.

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.


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Josiah's Restaurant and Lounge gives guests a new flavor on classic
American Cuisine. Josiah's at Seminole Casino- Brighton serves up a
spectacular mixture of traditional Florida and American dishes.
Mouthwatering items like Catfish and Mo Jo Pork Chops are on the reg-
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Catch of the Day. Don't forget to check out the nightly specials and save
some room for the delectable desserts.
The overall atmosphere is casual, friendly and most of all fun!
Covering an entire wall of the Josiah Restaurant is a hand painted
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and seasonal events place good food and good times, hand in hand. In
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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
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
S Ill.
Movie times for Friday, May 5,
-"through Thursday, May 12, are as
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-


Red Road Academy
needs volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
-spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would like
to teach others? Do you belong to a
-civic organization or religious
organization and would like to
spread the word? If you answered
yes to any of these questions,
please contact Karin Aldridge at
Red Road Academy, (863) 357-
i L5905. We are looking for volun-
teers to work a few hours a month
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Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is seek-
ing donations for their next yard
sale. Hospice welcomes all clean
useable items and is currently
seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools, as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice at.
(863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.

Childbirth education
classes being offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition will be presenting child-
birth education classes at the
-American Red Cross. All pregnant
women are encouraged to attend
the classes. For information or to
register for this informative class,
'call the Healthy Start office at (863)
462-5877. Every baby deserves a
healthy start.

Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County Board
of Realtors is accepting entries for
their monthly property beautifica-
tion awards program. The property
does not have to be for sale and is
open to residential and commer-
cial property throughout the coun-
ty. For information or to obtain
entry forms, contact Dale Ann Wat-
ford, secretary of the board at (863)
634-7311 or (863) 763-8222.

Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance Facili-
ty, 306 N.W. Ninth Ave., and the
Okeechobee Landfill, 10800 N.E.
128th Ave. The vehicle mainte-
S nance facility is open from 8 a.m.
until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m,, Monday through Friday. It is
;dosed on weekends and holidays.
Only recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and metal
cans, corrugated cardboard, glass
jars and bottles and plastics #1
through #7 are accepted at the
public facilities. Items not accepted
include: plastic 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 Row-

land, county solid waste manager,
* at (863) 763-1811, or Waste Man-
agement of Okeechobee at (863)
357-0111, or (863) 763-4818.

Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Vol-
unteer as an 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 community
with lifesaving training, including
CPR, First Aid, Automated External
Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Pre-
vention. Contact the Okeechobee
Branch of the American Red Cross
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Great Development Potential
at Auction Prices
Close to State Road 70 & US 17
Less than 1 Hour from Ft Myers & Sarasota

Cat, grey & white, female, 13
yrs. old, scar on lip,
DOBERMAN, black & tan,
John Deere collar, vic. of NW,
50th & 441. REWARD!
DOG, Min. Schnauzer, light
gray female, "Abby", was in
car accident on SR 80.
REWARD. (407)718-0958
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

years old. Free to good
home. (863)763-4052
CAT- 12yrs old, blk, w/whi
markings, F, spayed, very
friendly, prefer adults w/no
pets (863)675-6205
CURR & PIT MIX- 7 weeks.
Give away to good homes.

PUPPIES great watchdogs,
all shots. (863)983-5597
KITTENS- 3, Tabby Calico,
Avail. 05/26i06 Not good
for srr all children.
Ready on 5/23/06.
(863)467-8464 ,
draulic. You haul.

PLOYMENT: Bulldozers,
Backhoes, Loaders, Dump
Trucks, Graders, Scrapers,
Excavators; National Certifi-
cation, Job Placement Assis-
tance; Associated Training
Services (800)251-3274
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Em Iloyment

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

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wiMin. 3 yrs e. Dependable, Clean DL. DFW,
Good pay, Benefils,401K
Also making appl's for Helpers
Steady Local Work
Must nave Transportation
Call 18631634-4544
Director of Education
and Programs
Full time paid stalt position lor
ne planning and direct ionn o
tne church's education and
outreach programs A
baccalaureale degree is
required prelerably in the
areas of Crinstian Education
Please send resume to10:
is[ Uniled Methooisl Cnurcn
Attn- Rev Bruce Simpson or
Slad Parish
200N.W. 2nd St.
Okeecno2ee. FL 34972
or email resume to.
DRIVERS for Central Florida
Local & National OTR posi-
tions. Food grade tanker, no
hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunity today.
Exp. A/C Installer/
Service Tech
Clean DL Pay Dased on
Call (863)467-9900

Exp. only need apply.
Scrapers, Loaders,
Dozers, ADT, Articulate
Dump Trucks, etc. Palm
Beach, Martin &
Okeechobee Counties.
Call (800)537-3031 for
info or fax resume to
F/T, Apply in person at Pier II
200 SEHwy 441
Job Crafters, Inc. NOW HIR-
INGIII First Class Shipyard
Trades: Pipe Fitters, Struc-
tural Fitters, Structural
Welders. Work in FL, AL
Over Time + Per Diem UP
TO $23./hour. Toll-Free:
800)371-7504 Phone:
251)433-1270 Fax:
For Infant Classroom
Call Wendy at Faith Academy
PreSchool (863)763-8800

@ Feed Mill
Experienced Diesel Mechann:
Expenence on Semi Traclor
Trailers a plus: Beneitis avail
Apply at: Sylret Feed Co
3079 NW 81thSt., Okeecrobee

WalDole, Inc. is
Earn $45K-
$55K / Year
Full-time positions
available in Food
Grade, Feed and
Solid Wa ste.
Local & Regional
Employee BCIBS
SDental Insurance
401(k) with
Company Match
Life Insurance
Sign-on, Safety and
Referral Bonuses!
Weekly Pay
Paid Vacation
(10 mo. avg. age)
Call Local:
Apply online at:
Or Come See Us:
269 NW 9th St.
Okee., FL
Books & Microsoft skills'
required. Mon-Fd, 8-5.-
CEECO 863-357-0798
Masters level Counselor/
Social Worker & Bachelors
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
Class A CDL. For Wrecker &
Low Boy Semi's. Apply at BMJ
Towing: 419 SW 2nd Ave.
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
When doing those chores
Is doing you In, It's time
to look for a helper In
the classifleds.

Energetic, Personable Medical
Assistant Needed. Full Time
in busy medical office. Exp.
necessary. Fax CV to

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Experienced person needed to
work ona M51A1 M.U.T.T.
JEER Needs engine repair
and restoration. Call Bill at
(863)357-0325 after 6p.m.
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
Labor Finders

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The Okeechobee News i, seeking an Ad
Services Team Member. Thus i. a part time
position that could lead to full time
The right applicant will:
Have advanced PC computer skiUls
Have good people skills
BPie j 'j3.r
Be organized
Be able to liarife pre;s..ire
Be a -elt-manaed individual
Be able to handle deadlines
Hav e prevnou- sale- expenence with a
proven track record
Desue to be successful
Be able to vork le\ible hours
Knowledge in:
Photoshop '
Quark or Pagemaker
Adobe Acrobat
The Okeechobee Nezws oftfirs:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are tru-ted and empowered
Competbhe pay based on experience
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News Is An E,.in,i ippo rtrflan Employer

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The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL or PART TIME
circulation as.istant
The right applicant must have:
Cash Handling Experience'
References .
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits '
Benefits Package
Generou_ rime off program

Start a new career in the much heeded 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

Career opportunity for a motivated dedicated
person who is willing to accept responsibility
in return for good wages, benefits and respect.
Bi-lingual, computer skills, and friendly per-
sonality a plus. Call 357-2442 for interview.

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic.
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan.
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

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


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

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

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Great Pay &. Benefits! Special
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ers! Paid Training for School
Grads! Cypress Truck Lines,
DRIVERS $1500.00 bonus
every 6 months. OTR, Excel-
lent home time, New Equip-
ment, 1 year Experience
Class A with tank & hazmat.
Call (877)882-6537.

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


Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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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 self-managed individual
Be well orgamnzed
Preferably have previous sales experience
Be a good team player
Be able to handle pressure
Have computer skills
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential bor %vancement .
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted and empowered
Competitih've pay and benefits
Life and Disabilty Insurance
4011K I Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
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The Redlands Christian Migranl Association (RCMA)
is a unique, well established, non-profit organization
thal provides quality child care and education for
migrant and rural low income children in 20 counties
Within the State oe Florida.
RCMA seeks highly motivated individuals who
possess a BA in Early Childhood Education or Special
EIducation or Nursing with an emphasis in pediatrics
and child development to be responsible for a full
range ol education and health services bor infant/lod-
aler, and preschool children. Bilingual in Eng-
Iisn/Spanish a plus. RCMA others an excellent benefit
package that usually surpasses other child care insii-
lulions. Competitive pay range between $13.00 up to
$19 50 an hour depending on experience.
Send resume to: Lynn Bowen at
or to the LaBelle Area Office
551 W. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, FL 33975.
Deadline: May 15,2006

ES For Sale By Owners Na-
tionwide. Preview Business
For Free! Interested In Buying
Or Selling A Business Call:
GW Merger (877)217-8231
Or Visit www.gwmer-

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

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

E-Z! CASH! $500-$1,000 per
week and morel Simply re-
turning phone calls part
time from home. No Selling,
Not a Job, Not MLM.

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

DEATH Call now 24 hrs A-A-
A ATTORNEY Referral Ser-
vice (800)733-5342. Speak
to a lawyer now! Protect
your Rights. No Fee. An ac-
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Us Toll Free (866)294-3476
and receive a FREE METER!
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P r 520
Beau pplieas525,
Bicycles 530
Buaildinlg Mteriae540
Ilusinesi Equipment 545
Carpets/ugs. 550
i ran's, tom 555
China, Glasware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
'Collectibles: '575
Computer/Video 580
.Crafts/Suppliese 585
Cruises 50
Drape U.nes Fabric
Fireplace Fixture 600:
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs-t 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Med cal Items 650
Miscellaneous. 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Pluinbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Televlsion/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools .. 725
Tos &'Games 730
V ,I.' 735
Wanted to Buy 740

Headboard & footboard witri
rails $50 (561)704-3690
antique, greal for decorallon
store or farm, $2500
11001 wooden, $75

new. Get ready for nurri-
canes. $750 (2391297-4006
REFRIGERATOR, 15 cu ti..
$100 (8631357-1517 all
asking $100.
pool. matching sei, greal for
shop/mud room $100.'oolh
18631675-2404 after 5prpm
WASHER- needs belt $50
Washer/Dryer, stack set
$150 18631357-1517 all

COFFEE POT- 10 cup Farber
Ware, like new. $20
more used very lirlel real
condition. $100

BICYCLE, black, low rider, ve-
lour seat, dual pipes, 144
spoke wheels, e"c cond.,
$150 1863)467-2573

METAL ROOFING: 12 or more
sheets. $10.:Some Free Scrap
Metal Also Avail.

31" Marble. sell shaped,
w/sink & faucet. $30.
(863)763-8548. -
(10) 2 in Diameter x 13.6"
Long. (863)763-8872
CHAIN LINK GATE, 15ft. with
post & hanging hardware.
$100 (239)810-2821
Mobile Home. Good condition.
$100 for all, will sep.
White, 3 shelves, towel bar,
mirrored door. 30" x 16".
$10/both. (863)763-4098
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
24 gage: (4) 33", (6) 34",
(12) 40", (1) 69". Like new.
$100 for all. (863)946-1692

SIGNS: (1) 4'x10' &
(1) 20"x8'. $400 for both,will
sep. (863)763-8872
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JEEPS: 2 Battery Operated, 1
Wrangler & 1 Enforcer Jr.
Need batteries. $40 for both.

ladies & means all leather,
several items, $800 for all or
will sell sep. (863)467-4253

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

I -egan

SCRUBS- 15 top, Some pants
Size small $50.

COLLECTION: Appro. .44 yrs.
old Rare iems. $1000 all or
oest oifer. 863-824-3358*
PLATES 12. '94 Berny Boop,
DanDerry Mini, America's
Sweeiheart. mini cond.,
$300 (772)342-1967
11041 Setls asking $2500

BED SET- Oueen, C:rritorter.
Matching pair shams. Beige
background w/lioral. $50.

chest o01 drawers, dresser,
ntcrh & mirror 1,300
BEDROOM SET, 5-piece, baby
girl Solid wood, while & pink.
Good condition. $650 email:
audreykyile@yanoo com
BEDROOM SUITE, Beautiful, 6
pc. w,,Sealy Posiurepedic,
Manress Antique Beige Col-
or $1200 (8631763-9410
BUNK BED- beaulilul, :usiom
made all in one, wldesk &S
dresser, solid wood $750
drawer, very good cond.,
$20. 863)635-0474
ble w!3 lears, seal 4-10, 6
Chnars, Duffel & nutchi. 1550
(2391822-5955 LaBelle
chairs on coasters, beige,
wibrown print, $100
Armoire style. $400.
1863)47-11 36 .
LOVESEAT, beige, cloin
MEXICAN BAR Ligni green
wood wi overnead stem
glass riholder $150.
new, Leatner, Pd $1500 Will
trade lor nice Day Bed & Gold
Crhain. 863-357-2233 Okee.
ROCKER, Bone, $20.
good condition. $25
Sleeper-Sofa- Queen, Castro
Conver uDie & 7-tt couch
$250. Will separate.
LaBelle 239-822-5955
TODDLER BED, Graco Stroller,
girls clothes. 72+.pcs.. $80
or all 1863)697-0845.1 r
TWIN BEDS, w.SimMons oeea
sleep manress boxspring"
& rails, $200.

cond., w/all acessories,
$800. (239)324-2335
WEIGHT BENCH, like new. 2
people can work oul al same
time used 3 times $600

5-piece place sellings lor 9
& 8 matching glasses. Blue
&wnile $35(863-J63-8149

quoise, Squash Blossom
w.'Beat Claws Very unique
.$2400 neg 1863)467-8161

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

Alante', 3yrs old, cost $5000
new will sell for $1400
Sonic Pride Mobility, elec. lift.
Excellent cond., hardly used.
$1150 neg. (863)675-2596
LIFT CHAIR, Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949
SCOOTER- Rascal, motorized,
new batt., Bruno Van mount-
ed curbside lift, exc $1195
will sep (856)451-3331
WINCH LIFT power operated
for mobility chair. Like new,
$400/best offer.

Pac Man & Galagh Stand Up
Machines. $1100 will sell
separately. (863)357-2773
from home. *Medical, *Busi-

ness, *Paralegal, *Comput-
ers *Criminal Justice. Job
placement assistance. Com-
puter provided. Financial Aid
if qualified. Call
(866)858-2121 www.Onli-
CANNING JARS- 12 dozen,
$25 for all (863)675-7306
$1000 or will separate for
parts. (863)983-9908
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.

Dade and Broward counties.
Bilingual a plus. Per diem &
F/T. Bilinguals Inc. Child &
Parent Services,
(866)696-0999 x122
Direct and Savel Full Body
units from $22 a monthly
FREE Color Catalog CALL
TODAY! (800)842-1305

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

COPIER- Konica 7033, comm.
with 3 drawers, duplicator,
sorter; collates, little used,
$2500 rie,).1863)763-1550
DESK, Large, oak. $100 or
besi offer. (863)4167-6943
OFFICE CHAIR, $75 or Dest
offer. (8631467-6943

ARIFICAN GRAY- 1 yr old,
Learning to talk. Can be han-
dled $500 (863)634-9228
CANARY, beautiful, yellow,
$60 (863)357-3639
Champion Bloodlines. $500.
Call (3361909-0740 or e-mail
Male w/cage. $160
4 wks. Ready to go' Large,
Red Nosed. 863-634-5364 at-
ier 4 pm for delails.
papers 8wks old Ready to
go to good homes. $400.
female small, ready 5/12
$300 (863)763-8028
white Good loser parents
$18 (8631357-3639

Double Sink, Saminless steel,
33' x 22", will hardware,
noses & garbage disposal.
$60 neg. (863)763-6216
SOLAR PANELS (12), for hot
water heater $600 or will
separate. (239)810-2821

SOLAR PANELS- 7, large,
Make your.o7wn nearing pool
system $175 or will separ-
ate (239)394-7005

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items In
the classifelds.


Job Crafters, Inc. NOW HIR-
INGII! First Class Shipyard
Trades: Pipe Fitters, Struc-
tural Fitters, Structural
Welders. Work in FL, AL
Over Time + Per Diem UP
TO $23./hour. Toll-Free:
(800)371-7504 Phone:
251)433-1270 Fax:
; 251)433-0018.
REEL- Penn 4400 SS Open
face reel. Like new. $40.

DEH-P47DH, Super Tuner,
Retail $300 Sell $200. (in
Box) (863)357-0448
SYSTEM, Brand new, Model
VR525CS. $225

TOSHIBA- 31" w/remote Pd.
$1000. Asking $175. or trade
for Jewelry of equal value.
(863)634-9620 Okee area
navox, only 18 mos. old and
works perfect. $600 firm.
w863)528-3211 5pm to

GENERATOR 5-6,000 watt
surge, used 1 week, $500
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
2000 PSI, 6HP engine, $100
hoses, cutting torch & braising
tip, $400. (863)763-9527

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

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


ER, 5 Fi. Cut. Exrra Heavy Du-
ty. LOOKS rough. Cuts good. 3.
n/up. $450 (863)763-5110

GELDING, very spirited,
beaunlul, $900 or best offer.
HORSE, 8 yrs. old. Gelding
Good horse, great w/kids
Moving must sell. $2000 or
best offer. (239)633-3649
SADDLE, 15", tan roughout,
new rawhide stirrups & new
WeaverSmariCinrch. $200
SADDLE, Bob Marshall, 15.5
treeless barrel. Chocolate
suede. 2 mos old. $750 neg
istered. 12 yrs. old, 162
hands, gentle, w/good man-.
ners $1000. 863)763-4149

Model FTH600. 5ft. wide, ex-
cellent condition. $1100 or
best otter. 1863)763-5137
MOWER, 51t. Bush Hog linish.
Excellent condinon. Side dis-
charge. $1100 or best offer.
PATIO CHAIRS (4) Wrought
Iron. $50 for all.
RIDING MOWER, Craftsman,
38" Cut, Automatic, 12'
Kohler engine. $450 firm.
42" Cut, 17.5 hp. Only 1 year
old. 6 spd. $700 or best offer.
(863)635-2976 Frostprool.
SNAPPER 30'- $500 Call
(863)517-2077 LaBelle
Shop from a gft catalog
that's updated regular:
thle classlainles.

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

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N. of OKEE 2br, 1ba. 12 ml.
north of Okeechobee. $575
mo. 1st & sec. No Petsl
(863)467-1717 8:30-3:30
New, 1/1 @ $750 & 2/1 @
$850. Lease, References,
FLS. (863)763-5373

Unfurnished. Lake access.
Non Smk..Env., No pets.

BASSWOOD- 3br, 2ba, new
house, pets okay,
$1250/mo. (863)697-1465
CBS, 2 Bdrm., 1 Ba. House on
Rim Canal, Large kitchen.
$900 mo. 1st., last & sec.
Please call (863)763-8711
IN TOWN 2BR/2BA, New Appl.
W/D No-smoke env. Lawn ser-
vice. No dogs. $1000. mo +
1st, last & sec. 941-504-3954
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.
OKEE., 2br, 2ba, Lg Family rm.
on water. Community pool
1st, Last & Sec.
863-655-9352 or 381-6937
car garage. $1400/month &
$500 deposit. (754)214-4964
perspective3k(& ol cam
Option to sell $21 Ok

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




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I Puli Notice

I Puli Notice

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

Reaol Estate
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condominiums on
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
Full details.@ ht//om.\-dmprince
CBS, '03, 48R/2BA, 4.73
acres, upgraded, $375,000.
Call 561-718-7557. Century
21 Americas Choice.
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
NEW 3/2/2-in Everglades Es-
tates. Ouality Built. Screen
Porch. Spnnilers., Alarm Sys.,
Central Vac Grarnie Kilnen
Gas or Elecirc $249,000.

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
Home, 3346 sq. ft. 3.77 acres
w/in ground pool & pond. Ask-
ing $498,000. (863)467-9937

Lazy 7 Area, +/- 11.6 acres
for sale, zoned single family,
o w n e r/broker.

Lg. Lots start $85,000
NC MTNS by Developer
Grand Opening 6/24
866-591-5263. Act Nowl
OKEECHOBEE, Palms Village
Ranch 55+ Community. Nice
cai-de-sac lot. Good price.
$45,000 (8631467-0187

One man's trash Is amno-
oer mn's trasiue. lun
wyo trash to treasure
with an d in them class-

Milel omes

Large DW 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
w/lake access & upper deck.
Call Lod @ 561-723-3476
on 2 acres. 25 minutes from
Okeechobee. Very nice.
$1000/mth. 1st, last + $500
sec. (863)357-4844 or
OKEE. 2br 2ba '88, S/W 90'x
120' lot $80,000 or $900
mo. rent.
863-697-3306 467-8464

LaBelle. 5th Wheel RV Mobile
Home w/Florida room at-
tached. $7500 (239)303-0741
or mail dwill98(
Addit. 12'x36', Carport, On
Kissimmee River, boat
docks, Motor home parking,
Storage parking Fisherman
dream. Ourte area Maini
$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. l863357-0060
OLDER: 12x64, 2 BR, 1 Ba. w/
shed. @ Knotts Landing Adult
RV Park. Lot 2. Avail, now.
$2500 Firm. (330)398-2757

Recreation I

Bo : -3005

'Marine Mvicellaneous 3025
Mete 3030
3 o1 WI0ATVs 3035

glass. 1 comes wiln trailer
$1000 All offers considered
AIR BOAT-10', Fiberglass null,
65hp Contenental + 2 extra
motors & hub Like new Wood
prop $3500.863-673-1963

Eagle's Nest


A seduded private
ranch subdivision
offering beautiful r.
vistasofprdstine,',;' *
natural habitat '

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


APRILIA RS50 0). eng.
swaDed lor a 250 2 stroke
run and drives exc. $2500
GAS TANK- For Boss Hoss
Motorcycle. $150. or best
offer. (863)447-5193 or
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helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people

I Land Sale

I Land Sale

$500 Police Impounds, Cars
from $500! Tax Repos, US
Marshal and IRS sales! Cars,
Trucks, SUV's, Toyota's,
Honda's, Chevy's and more!
For listings Call
1800)425-1730 e.1.2384
CHEVY BELAIR- '60, 2 dr Hard
Top, 283 eng. Runs & Looks
Great. $7500. or best offer.

BASS BOAT- '85, 17'.7", 150
Evinrude, Rebuilt approx 1 yr
ago, 30hrs. All orig. $2500.
(863)634-4818 -
6611, 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
Lower Unit for older Mercury
Motor, good shape, $200 or
best offer (863)675-6738
PLASTIC BOAT, 10ft., 2-man,
swivel seats, live well, bat-
tery box & galvanized trailer.
$500 (863)635-5550
PONTOON- 28', 50hp John-
son, New deck/carpet. Great
cond. $3200. (863)467-1720
PROCRAFT 1978, 140 HP
w/trir, & 78 Challenger II, no
motor, both for $2500.
(863)467-5770 Must Sell!
Smoker Craft, 16', tilt trailer,
trolling motor, 35hp Merc.,
ready to fish, $1800.

Onan, Generator, ice cold air,
for camping or live-in.
(863)824-8746 $4000
26 Ft., Like new. Low mileage.
$16,000. or best offer. Call
863-634-5914. ,. .
NA/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
firm. (863)675-6511
4 cyl., new tires, only 34k
orig. mi., $2500 firm.
WINNEBAGO '85- Motor
home, 26', V8, ips 8, very
good cond, 62K. $)10.000 or
best owner 1772)284-1194
Ft., 2001, Diesel, Freight liner
chassis, 6 spd., Allison trans.,
2 slideouts, Loaded, Garage
kept. 24,500 mis. $105,000.

YAMAHA 550 '87, Wave Run-
ner w/traller, runs good. $575
(863)674-0874 or

MER CRUISER: 4.3. Complete
Exhaust. Motor nas been sil-
ting. $150 or best offer.
Motorycles 3030

SPORTSTER '93, 10,200 actu-
al miles. Good condition.
$5000 neg. (863)763-3882
HONDA 250 Crusier, 2003,
90 mpg, excellent condition
$1800. Call (863)517-2077
La Belle
HONDA MAGNA 1985, 700
CC's, 6 Spd., Runs great!
$2000. or best offer.
HONDA SHADOW V4 500 '85-
runs, needs work, $600 or
best offer, clear title
S863) 6 1 2-009 0
2002, 26K mis., Excellent con-
dition w/extra's. $5,500 or
best offer. Call 863-763-1380
or 863-447-0127 or mail
YAMAHA TTR 125 2002,
Great shape. Well maintained.
Kick start. $1650. or best of-
fer. (863)634-7675
YAMAHA TTR 225 2004,
Looks & Runs like new.
$1995. or best offer.

ATV TIRES & RIMS, Blackwa-
ter, Yamaha, rear, mounted.
Great for mud! $150 for both.
Call Rick. (239)410-3784
Shark, Yamaha, rear, mounted.
Great for sand! $150 for both.
Call Rick. (239)410-3784
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.
i863)634-5176 ,
GO KART Scorpion, 2 seater,
,oil bars, great snape, $600
"Tm. (863)634-8828 days or
(863)763-4132 eve's.
KAWASAKI MULE, '00, good
cond., runs good, $2200.
YAMAHA PW80, '93 runs
good, $1400.


Immaculate & Runs Wonder-
ful. $2250. (865)963-9683
CHEVY NOVA '76, Runs good.
Needs a paint job. $2500.
Call Ramon (239)503-5131
318 engine. Real good running
condition. Only asking $500.
V6, auto, good shape, needs
transmission, $400.
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.
$800 or best offer.
New paint job. Needs trans-
mission. $300.
PONTIAC SUNFIRE- '99, 4 cyl,
Auto,Clean. Runs Excellent,
Ftrst $1600
(863)532-9700 467-1547
'90, V6,, $1750.

Looking to buy Antique Car/
Convertible/Truck. Please call

CHEVY TRUCK '96-4x4,
$2500 or best offer
2005, 4x4 w/all the goodies!
3,700 mis. Excellent gas mile-
age. $21,900.863-467-7340
FORD BRONCO 95- 4x4.
$2500 or oest offer

Volt, charger included. Good
condition. Asking $1000.
Golf Carts, (2), electric, w/2
chargers, run good, body in
bad shape, $900 for both
will sell sep. (863)697-8259

polished, fit Chevy Silverado
short bed 99-current. New in
box. $100 (863)697-0328
BEDLINER for Ford F150
shortoDe, exc. cond., $200.
Chevy truck bare cab and
snorI bed. 1985 with title.
$150 1772)359-2923 or
plete, with motor. Fits '94
Saab 2 door. Great condi-
tion. $500. (863)697-0328
Grab a barga fom your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
et hi today's classfleds.
One Man's btash Is anoth-
or man's treasure. Turn
your trash to treasure
with an ad In the classi-

DRIVE ON RAMP- you must
remove and haul $125
Heads and four barrel intake
for small block Chevy. $150
HEAD, engine & transmis-
sion, $1200. (863)467-4328
POSI DIFF 8.5" GM, $150 or
best offer. Call
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-
gle/Chrome rims/spinners
paid $2500 asking $1500
firm (863)634-8511 eve only
7004R, $300 or best offer.
Call (863) 467-8856
TRUCK CAP, Fiberglass, Fits
Ford F150 Ext. cab. Arizona
Desert w/tinted glass & sliding
window. $395.863-467-5260
UTILITY BED, lift gate, '82
Chevy truck, all apart. $400 or
best offer or trade.

CHEVY 3500 1990, 1 Ton,
Crew Cab, 8 Ft. Utility. Bed,
new paint & clean. $4750.
CHEVY '83, 1/2 Ton, 350 au-
to., 40k, needs work. $1000 or
best offer. (863)697-3805 or
DODGE RAM 1500 '95, Needs
some work, has new tires &
'front body work. $2000
FORD F100, '83, auto, air,
300ci,. new lires, [wo-torne
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,
$600/best offer.
(863)634-3055 Okee.
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, aic, $1800.
(561)202-4136 Okee hubee
runs & looks good, $1700.
ISUZU HOMBRE, '96, 4 cyl., 5
spd., very good cond., a/c,
anti-lock brakes, $2500 firm.
NISSAN- '94, Red, Chrome
wneels, Bed liner, hitch.
Needs transmission. $500.
TOOL BOX- diamond plate,
good shape, silver, $50

FORD EXPLORER '01, 5 spd.,
Pioneer CD/radio, p/w, p/l. Ex-
cellent condition. $5500 or
best offer. (863)467-4680

Public Notices

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to which all persons are Invited:
Date & Time: Wednesday, May 17,2006
8:30 a.m.
Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast

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PURPOSE: To discuss matters concernm-
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force Development Board. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by con-
W me Develop Boaen rd
ante iraaredoass
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting, they will
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Community Events

Collaborative Council will meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County
Shared Ser\ices Network \\ill meet Tuesday, May 23, at 10 a.m. in the
boardroom of the Okeechobee County' School Board, 700 S.W. Sec-
ond Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the community to
identify issues, collaborate and share information regarding sermces
for children and their families. The public is invited. For information,
contact Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

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. SecondAve., on Tuesday, May 23, at 10
a.m. For information or to provide input, please plan on attending the
meeting or call Cathleen Blair at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255, for grant

Learning group panel to meet
The finance operations committee of the Early Learning Coalition
will meet May 24, at 10 a.m. at the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S.
29th St., North Portable, in Fort Pierce.

Early Learning group to meet
A full coalition meeting is planned for the Early Learning Coalition
of Martin and Okeechobee counties, Inc., on May 24, at 1 p.m. at the
One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St., North Portable, in Fort Pierce.

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

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

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)

Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will be host a yard sale on Friday, June 9,
and Saturday, June 10, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held at
the Hospice of Okeechobee big blue Volunteer House located at the
corner of S E. Fourth Street and Third Avenue. All proceeds benefit
patient care in Okeechobee. All yard sale donations are accepted at
this location.

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
scramble, make your own team. The entry fee will include green fees,
prizes and a barbecue. Proceeds from the tournament will help defray
medical expenses incurred by Mr. Allison. For 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
available if registered by May 28. For grades nine through 12 camp is
July 16- 22. Reduced rates are available if registered before June 15. The
camp for grades two through five will be July 23-27, and reduced rates
are available if registered before July 1. Call Pam at (863) 634-9280, or
the camp at (863) 453-3627 for information and an application.

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

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

Labor Day Festival, rodeo planned
The annual Labor Day Festival, Parade and PRCA Rodeo will be
held Sept. 2-4 in Okeechobee. For information, contact the Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
The blood mobile will be at Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., on
the second Tuesday of each month from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The mobile
unit will be at the Wal-Mart parking lot, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on the
fourth Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The month of
August may be skipped. For information, call (863) 382-4499. All blood
types are needed. There is no upper age limit, and most medications
and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes and blood pressure donations
can also be accepted. A picture ID is needed for all donors.

Real Life continuing yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will continue having
yard sales throughout the month of May on Thursdays and Fridays
only. Sale times are 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The yard sales help support
activities for the children. Usable donations are always accepted, but
must be delivered to the Ranch.

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 Brahman
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 residence,
The Hamrick Home. They are selling tickets for a 2006 20-foot Shearwa-
ter boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI Suzuki outboard and an
aluminum trailer. Tickets can be purchased for $50 each at Eli's West-
ern Wear, Elite Title, Gilbert Chevrolet, Lakeshore Marine, Don's Appli-
ance, 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 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 Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave.
Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, con-
tact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the
fundraiser will go to Shriner's programs.

Church changes its name
Parrott Avenue Christian Church is now known as the Westside
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 pro-
vided. For information, call (863) 467-2278.

The Okeechobee Ulity Authority will receive Sealed Bids forthe purpose of pur-
chasing at least one of the towing 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 Excavator w/Dual Axle Trailer
Detailed specifications are available upon request from 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 right to reject any or all bids and to waive
formalities in any bid wherever such rejection or waiver is determined to be in the
best nterestoftheOUA.
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 Hayford
Executive Director
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The Procurement Department of the South Florida Water Management District, B-1
Building, 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, Florida 33406, will receive
sealed bids up to 2:30 p.m. opening ime on Thursday, June 8, 2006 for the
SFWMD pump station S-135, to Include, but not'necessarily limited to, pump ata
Ion hardening, pump bearing replacement and pump reconditioning, supervisor
office control panel, and to furnish and Inatail a 185 foot self supporting commua
with plans and specifications. Project will include site work, concrete, structure
steel, doors, windows, mechanical/electrical work, electronics, controls and
An OPTIONAL pre-bid conference will be held on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 10:00
a.m. at Okeechobee Service Center, 205 North Parrott Avenue, Fish Eating Bay
Conference Room, Okeechobee, FL 34972. For directions call (863) 462-5260.
All bids must conform to the instructions In the RFB. Interested respondents may
obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading it for free from our webslte -
www.sfwmd.ov, by purchasing a set for $52.00 at the above address, by calling
(561) 682-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The
public Is Invited to attend the bid opening. Informanan on the status of this so-
citation can be obtained at our web site
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I t produce and services.

Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Thacka 4050
Sport till 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

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M105 single axle. 900x20
tires $700 1863|675-1490
INTERSTATE 2006, 7x16, En-
closed, Rear Ramp, Dual Axel,
4 brakes. As New. $4800.
SEMI TRAILER For storage,
L5' You move. $300
TRAILER, 16 II long, 14 ft.
loading space 7 1'2i wide,
2 toolboxes, loading ramp.
$600 (863)675-4706
TRAILER, plywood deck 4.8.
tires 4.80 > 8, 1 7/8 coupler.
$80 (239)357-5984
lory Bull w.'porijble ramps.
$.800 or best offer.
(863)697-2525 .
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage,
attic, basement or clos-
et In today's classifueds.

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
'97- wheelchair ramp auto,
fully equipped
'97, power everything, cold
a/c, $1800 or best offer.
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look for
It In thlec, rcaisrlfledr.

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