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Vol. 97 No. 131 Thursday, May 11,2006 504 Plus tax

Service will
honor officers
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office will hold a spe-
cial Law Enforcement Memori-
al Service to honor fallen law
enforcement officers on Mon-
day, May 15, at 8a.m.
The services will be held on
the steps of the sheriff's office at
504 N.W Fourth St.
Sheriff Paul C. May will
honor OCSO Deputy Glover E.
'Skip' Bryant, who lost his life
on Nov. 6, 1991. Deputy Bryant
died when the aircraft he was in
crashed in Lake Okeechobee
while trying to locate two miss-
ing boaters.
Brother Joe Bishop will con-
duct the memorial service,
while OCSO Sergeant Gary Bell
will read the names of the fallen
officers in Florida.


Nemechek sheds
grief by helping
In the months following the
death of NASCAR Craftsman
Truck Series driver John
Nemechek in March 1997, his
mother was inconsolable.
Martha Nemechek knew life
never would be the same.
"I was very lost," she said.
"He was my baby. I prayed to
God for something that would
make me feel my life was
As she continued to grieve
for her younger son, who died
of head injuries five days after a
crash at Homestead-Miami
Speedway and nine days after
his 27th birthday, Nemechek
received a phone call from a
stranger that changed the
course of her life.
Gordon Collins, whose
daughter died in a 1983 plane
crash, read about Nemechek's
loss and contacted her, as he
has so many other grieving par-
ents and children through the
Sports, Page 6
Captain Falk
returns from Iraq
The 3rd Armored Cavalry
Regiment recently returned
from Iraq in March of 2006, and
Captain Jesse L. Falk was
assigned to the 2nd Squadron
of the 3rd ACR and also recently
redeployed with his unit from
The unit he was assigned,
2nd Squadron, also referred to
as Sabre Squadron, deployed to
Iraqi in March of 2005 and
began operations in Tall 'Afar
on April of 2005.
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Drought Index
Current: 581
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

13.08 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
15.56 feet
South Florida
Water Management District.
Depth given in feet above sea
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District champs: OHS tennis team honored

Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
The Okeechobee High School girls' tennis team was honored by the Okeechobee Coun-
ty School Board at their May 9 meeting for earning their first district title in 10 years.
Team members are: (left to right) Alyssa Wright, Catherine Spangler, Shaina Ragamat,
Brooke Ragamat, Jami Fadley, Rina Boswell and Karl Berger.

Principals get new assignments

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At their meeting on May 9,
the Okeechobee County
School Board approved new
principal assignments for the
coming school year.
They also took action on
proposed changes in school
bus policies that could help
alleviate the shortage of bus
drivers, and acted on six rec-
ommendations for expulsion.
New Endeavor High School
Principal Andy Brewer was
named principal at Osceola
Middle School for the coming
school year. The, new principal
at New Endeavor High School
will be Gary Kirsch, who is
currently the principal at
Okeechobee High school.
Toni Wiersma, the current
principal at Okeechobee
Freshman Campus, will be the
new principal at Okeechobee
High school.
The other principals will
remain in their current posi-
Turning to school bus
issues, the board voted to
advertise a new policy on stu-
dent transportation and
school bus use. Changes to
board policy must be first
advertised in the newspaper
before the board votes on
them. The proposed policy
would allow for reimburse-
ment of transportation
expenses to parents under cer-
tain circumstances when

there are eight students or less
living in a sparsely settled area.
About half of the approxi-
mately 6,000 students in the
district ride school buses.
Louise Piper, director of
transportation for the district,
said this policy might come
into play on Bluefield Dairy
Road where buses have had
difficulty picking up students.
She also mentioned the possi-
bility of this policy being used
with physically challenged
children. If a child required
nursing assistance while being
transported to school, it might
be cheaper for the school dis-'
trict to reimburse parents for
transportation, she said.
The other school bus relat-
ed item the board considered
dealt with bus drivers' salaries.
The board ratified a memoran-
dum of understanding with
the teachers' union dealing
with bus driver salaries.
The memorandum stated
that teachers would be paid
$11.50 per hour for driving a
bus. It also stated that some
bus drivers would be paid
$11.50 per hour for field trips
or time over their normal
workday. The memorandum
also added the position of
security monitor.
In addition, it provided for a
bonus of $65 per pay period to
be paid for perfect attendance.
Another provision of the mem-
orandum provided for a $350
bonus for the recruitment and

employment of a bus driver,
and an additional $350 bonus
if the recruited driver stayed
employed with the district for
187 days.
Ms. Piper said the memo-
randum was a "great start"
toward overcoming the short-
age of bus drivers, She added
that this agreement would
help the school district to
compete with local employ-
During to expulsion recom-
mendations, the board voted
to expel a ninth grader at New
Endeavor High school for defi-
ance for authority and viola-
tions against property. An
eighth grader at New Endeav-
or was expelled for defiance of
authority and violence. A sev-
enth grader at New Endeavor
was expelled for defiance of
authority. Another ninth grad-
er at New Endeavor was
expelled for defiance of
authority and violence. A third
ninth grader at New Endeavor
was expelled for defiance of
authority and violations
against property. A 10 Oth grader
at Okeechobee High School
was expelled for inappropriate
personal conduct,
In other action, the board:
recognized Brian Suarez
for competing in statewide
track and field competition;
honored Lewis Autrey,
geography teacher at the
See Principals Page 2

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
The City of Okeechobee
Code Enforcement Board
reviewed three cases at their
meeting Tuesday, May 9, and
found three property owners in
violation of city codes.
The board voted to find
Chris Kight in violation of Chap-
ter 30, Sections 30-40 and 30-44
of the city code for junk on the
property at 210 N.W. Sixth St.
Sand to fine-hiei$15a day begin-
ning 15 days from the time of
Mr. Kight was first notified
he was in violation on Nov. 17,
2005. Fred Sterling, code offi-

cer, said he visited the property
on April 27 and it was in nearly
the same condition as it was in
Code board member Ren-
nae Sweda asked if Mr. Kight
understood what was required,
and Mr. Sterling said he
explained to him that the debris
in the yard needs to be cleaned
up. With the board's vote, Mr.
Kight has 90 days from the day
of notice to clean up the prop-
erty with the fine running.
The board took action on
property belonging to Zollie
Aldridge and Geraldine
Bertram at 904 S.W. Sixth Ave.,
See Violations Page 2

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Local historical marker

is corrected, back

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A refurbished historical
marker was recently placed in
front of the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Courthouse with the errors
Many courthouses and
other prominent places in the
state boast historical markers.
However, what was amazing
about this marker is that from
1961, when it was first erected,
until early 2004 many people
passed it each day without
noticing the two glaring errors
it contained. The original
marker incorrectly listed the

First Seminole War with the
dates of the Second Seminole
War. It also stated that the Bat-
tle of Okeechobee was fought
on Dec. 24, 1837, when it was
actually fought on Dec. 25 of
that year.
The marker was removed to
be corrected and was placed in
storage until landscaping on
the courthouse lawn was com-
The corrections were made
by the Division of Historical
Resources, a part of the Florida
Department of State, the
organization that is responsi-
ble for historical markers

in place
throughout the state.
The errors on the marker
came as a surprise to Catherine
Clark of the Division of Histori-
cal Resources. She said that
most markers have to be
repaired due to such things as
weather damage or being hit
by an automobile.
She said that the Okee-
chobee marker was one of the
older markers. It was the 59th
to be erected in the state.
There are now about 500 his-
torical markers throughout the
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Code board

levies fines

for violations

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This refurbished and corrected historical marker was recently
placed in front of the flagpole on the lawn of the Okeechobee
County Courthouse.

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She added that the Okee-
chobee marker was probably
paid for by the state.
Ms. Clark said that today his-
torical societies and other organ-
izations or individuals sponsor
many markers, at least partially,
and the name of the sponsor is
on the marker. The sponsor
often pays for repairing the
A photograph in the Sep. 22,
1961, edition of the Okeechobee
News shows the then-new
marker. The photo cutline noted
that the marker was donated to
the county by. the State Board of
Parks and Historical Monu-
In the next issue on Sep. 29 of
the then-weekly newspaper edi-
tor Lamont Moore noted that
Okeechobee's courthouse is one
of the most beautiful he has ever
seen. He mentioned the decora-
tive lighting and added that the
new marker helped dress up the
front entrance of the building.
County Commissioner Clif
Betts was unaware of the error,


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believed to be Mr. Aldridge's resi-
dence. Mr. Aldridge was found to
be out of compliance with Chap-
ter 30, Sections 30-41 and 30-44 of
the city code for having disabled
vehicles on the property and
-: needing to conduct general clean-
ing and beautification.
S He is a repeat offender, having
been fined with Mrs. Bertram
'$250 a day beginning Feb. 24, for
)not having a commercial garbage
container for property at 1208 S.
Parrott Ave.
The board voted to fine him
$50 a day beginning 14 days from
receipt of notice.
Charles Paschal, executor of
the James B. Kight Estate, which
contains a group of warehouses
at 201 N.E. Ninth St., was found to
be in violation of Chapter 30, Sec-
tions 30-40 and 30-43 for junk
cars, car parts and cars without
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as was Gary Ritter, who helped
coordinate a re-enactment of the
Battle of Okeechobee. Long-time
Clerk of the Courts Sharon

He is working with the city to
clean up the property, and is
working to get tenants at the
warehouses to pull cars inside
overnight, according to Mr. Ster-
"He said he would have it
cleaned up in two weeks," Mr.
Sterling said.
Mrs. Sweda said she under-
stands that Mr. Paschal is working
with the city and made a motion
to find him not in compliance
with city code but to table further
action, until the board's next
nmeeting./The motion died for lack
of a second. \ -
Board member Marsha Monte-
si made a motion to find him in
violation and to fine him $25 a day
beginning 15 days from the meet-
ing. This motion also died for lack
of a second.
Ms. Montesi asked rhetorically
why the situation had been going
on for many years and was just
now being cited. She supports
giving large fines so offenders are
more aware of the seriousness of
the violations.

Robertson was also unaware of
the error. She stated that in all her
years of government service, no
one had ever pointed it out to her.

"I think people think if they get
fined $15 or $20 a day that they
don't calculate it is going to add
up. By giving a big fine, it shows,"
she said.
In the end, board member
Jamie Gamiotea made a motion
to find Mr. Pascal in violation of
the code and set a fine of $35 a
day starting 15 days after receipt
of notice. This third motion
Mr. Sterling reviewed the status
of previous cases for the board
and noted that Geraldine Bertram
was fotind 'i coinpliarice for her
902 N.W. 10th St. property. She
had been fined $10 a day begin-
ning Dec. 6, 2005, for not having
garbage containers and for debris
on the ground.
On, March 14, when she was
found to still be out of compli-
ance, her case went to the city
council with a recommendation
to proceed with foreclosure.
However, the council voted to put
a judgment on the property. She
came into compliance and the
fine stopped as of May 4.

Local historian Bety \Williams
and retired Judge William
Hendry were also surprised to
hear of the error.

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Okeechobee Freshman Campus
who retired after 19 years of
service to the school district;
honored Bruce Waldron,
social studies teacher at Okee-
chobee High School upon his
retirement after 25 years service
to the school district;
approved the advertise-
ment of board policy changes
on wellness policy, terminal
annual (vacation) leave pay, and
suspension with partial or no
' approved bylaws for the
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Advisory Council;
approved BMK Architects,
Inc of Sarasota as the architects
for the proposed new K-8
e recognized the Okee-
chobee High School Accredita-
tion Leadership Team consisting
of: Sue Black, paraprofessional;
Gladys Borel, drama teacher;
Carol Bryant, media specialist;
Ginny Bryant, guidance coun-
selor; Jeanne Enfinger, science
teacher; Missy Farless, ESE
teacher; Debbie Gillis, assistant
principal; Jennie God\', life
management teacher; Kelley
Jeffers, parent; Gary Kirsch,
principal; Cindy Kruger, ESE
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tional technology specialist;
Fran McKee, math teacher;
Roger McWaters, agriculture
teacher; Tom Murray, social
studies teacher; Carey Pung,
business teacher; Mike Rade-
baugh, assistant principal;
Wendy Reister, science teacher;
Jean Sherlock, language arts
teacher; Vickie Stuart, book-
keeper; and Lorraine Watson,
secretary, for their efforts;
appointed instructional
and non-instructional personnel
for the coming school year; and,
e approved school lunch
prices for the coming year. Stu-
dent meal prices will remain the
same, while adult meal prices
will be raised to $2.75.



S.R. 70: From West of U.S. 98
to West of Seventh Ave. N.W.:
Construction project Work
continues to widen and recon-
struct the existing two-lane road-
way to four lanes with a center
dual left turn lane. The work
includes drainage improvements,
signals, and street lighting. Work
currently includes storm drainage
and roadway construction at vari-
ous locations throughout the
project. The contractor is Russell

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This historical marker stood in front of the Okeechobee County Courthouse from 1961 until
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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 Thursday, May 11.
Ms. Decker will be there from 8 until 10 a.m. She can also be
reached during those hours by calling (863) 763-6441.

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

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

Loans help replace storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc. has
received $500,000 for the HOME Again Loan Program, which helps
homeowners with replacement of their hurricane damaged or
destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will help applicants who meet the fol-
lowing criteria: .
You owned your home in Okeechobee County and it was your
primary residence during hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004.
You have been unable to fL\ your home due to a lack of insurance
or other assistance.
'our gross household income is at or below the following levels:
one person in the household $24,000; two persons $27,650;
three persons $.31,100; four persons $34,550; five persons -
$37,300; sLx persons $40.100; seven persons $42,850; and, eight
persons $45,500.

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CES congratulates students for high reading scores

Kindergarten is really enjoying
our "kinder-garden". All of our
Kindergarten classes have been
weeding the
garden and A
and owner-
ship. Mrs.
Guerette's class
has been study-
ing the lifecycle of the butterfly.
Everyone has been fascinated as
our very own "real" caterpillars
have transformed before our eyes
into butterflies.
A BIG Thank You to Mid Florida
Credit Union for reading to our
kindergarten students on Wednes-
day, May 3. On Friday, May 5, we
celebrated Multicultural Day at Cen-
tral. Our class presented a display of
Canada. As school is ending anoth-
er school year, the Kindergarten
Team is very proud of all the stu-
dents for a job well done!

Third Grade
Ms. Enfinger's class has enjoyed
this week. Students have been
reading chapter books, writing,
practicing on computers, doing
educational centers and making
Mother's Day gifts. Students have
worked hard and it has paid off this
year. Congratulations to all the third
graders for their excellent FCAT
scores. They scored a point above
the state average. Way to go! Stu-
dents are expecting a visit from
Nancy Howard to see all the sci-
ence and math activities done this
year. Ms. Enfinger's class will be
proud to show off their Space Gar-
den. Congratulations to Joshua
Boromei, Rut Karina Gonzalez, and
Elio Campos, our Students of the
Week. Special congrats go to Haley
Starnes, our Student of the Month.
Don't forget to read!
Mrs. Greseth's Reading class has
been enjoying reading mysteries

and learning about detective work.
They also have been listening to
Encyclopedia Brown, and trying
their hands at soMng the cases.
Mrs. Greseth would like everyone
to know how proud she is of her
reading class. They have worked
very hard this year, and made her
very proud! Mrs. Greseth's Math
class has started longer division
with remainders. Don't panic stu-
dents and parents this skill takes a
lot of practice! We will continue to
practice at school for a few weeks.
Congratulations Roshell Thomas,
our Student of the Week!
Ms. DelPrete's and Ms. Lopez's
classes are working on writing in
cursive. In Math, we will be work-
ing on double-digit multiplication.
We are also preparing for the
B.A.S.E. Parent Night scheduled for
May 11. Our Students of the Week
have been Daylis Leyva, Daron
Jones, Tristan Hernandez-Walls,
and Kieran Shipman.
Ms. Mateo says congratulations
to all of third grade for earning the
highest third grade reading scores
in the County. Go Panthers! In Ms.
Mateo's reading class we are read-
ing "If We Made A Million". In math
we are learning about solid figures.
Congratulations, Austin Mericle for
earning 100 steps in the 100 Book
Challenge. Keep on reading, Pan-
FCAT scores are in and we. are
very happy with the results! My
thanks to all parents who helped
make this a possibility by making
sure your child did his or her daily
work. In reading class we are cur-
rently reading "Hank the Cow Dog"
and enjoying Hank's many misad-
ventures. Many more Hank books
are available at the public library for
some summer reading. In prepara-
tion for culture day, we have been
discussing the Dominican Repub-
lic. We have learned about the
many activities to do there, wildlife,
and climate of the area. In gram-
mar, we are. discussing irregular
verbs. In science, we have started to

glue our owl pellet bones to a map
of a skeleton, it is very exciting! In
math, we have started adding and
subtracting fractions with like
denominators. As always times and
division tables have not been for-
gotten and are consistently being
reviewed. A big thank you to every-
one for making the school year go
smoothly and successfully. Please
remember to check those agendas
every night. Have a great week Mr.

Fifth grade
WOW! Mrs. Steiert and her class
are proud of the young ladies from
their class who did such an out-
standing job of representing Central
at the District Tropicana Speech
Contest. Kylie Shirley received first
place in the fifth grade group for her
spellbinding speech on the Star
Spangled Banner. Darby Jones took
home an 'Honorable Mention' in
the fifth grade group and got every-
one all pumped up and ready to
playvolleyball. Both girls did an out-
standing job! Mrs. Steiert's Science
classes are beginning to type up
and put together their Science Fair
Projects. Students have made all
kinds of discoveries from which
brand of toilet paper is best for your
septic tank to whether or not a per-
son's sense of smell always affects
their sense of taste. Judging will
begin May 17 and Mrs. Steiert can't
wait to see everyone's end results
and conclusions!
Ms. Stough's class learned
about negative numbers this week.
We will be doing coordinate graphs
with negative numbers next. In Sci-
ence, we finished the unit about
stars and our sun. We also did an
experiment to check the value of
UV protection in .different sun-
screens. They are .also finishing up
their Science fair projects. They are
doing a great job with those. They
will be judged later this month. For-
restt Petty is still the leader in AR

Submitted to the Okeechobee News
Destiney Fonseca and Mackenzie York also examine Owl Pellets during science class in Ms.
Enfinger's room.

points. The Student of the Week
was, Braden Standefer. They
enjoyed their visit to the middle
schools for orientation. They are
getting excited about being sixth
graders. *'
Students in Ms. White's Reading
Class are finishing the novel entitled
"Bud, Not Buddy". Our "Bare"
books are being published as we
write this article. Please drop by and
see the wonderful books that have
been created by the students. In
Social Studies we are researching
presidents of the 1800's. The stu-
dents are working in cooperative
groups to research the childhood,

family, education, accomplish-
ments, and historical accuracy of
each president. Congratulations to
James. Smith, Atalo Palacios and
"Steven Plant for being Students of
the Week!
The students in Mrs. Carpenter's
reading class are busy finishing up
Theme 6. We have been reading
about Lewis and Clark in both read-
ing and Social Studies. Do you
know Thomas Jefferson was able
to purchase the whole Louisiana
territory for $15 million dollars?
Wouldn't you like to be able to get
that kind of price today? Congratu-
lations to Sarai Gomez. She won

second place in the District Tropi-
cana Speech Contest for fifth grade.
She gave a dynamic performance,
explaining "Why Jehovah's Wit-
nesses Don't Accept Blood Transfu-
sions". Congratulations to Diego
Rodriguez. He wrote a creative nar-
rative story about a minuscule fairy
granting him a wish to travel back
in time and allowing him to visit
with a Native American group. His
story is published on a website: Just click
on FL, click fifth grade, then on the
left hand side, click 'Let's Write!' to
read the winning entries.

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Arrest Log

The following individuals were
arrested on felony or driving under the
influence (DUI) charges by the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida High-
way Patrol (FHP), the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC) or the Department of Correc-
tions (DOC).
Anne Marie Sales, 30, U.S. 441
S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested May 4
by Deputy R Jackson on an Okee-,
chobee County warrant charging her
with concealing information to obtain a
prescription. Her bond was set at
Jason Bruce Kauffman, 26, S.E.
34th Ave;, Okeechobee, was arrested
May 4 by Deputy Mark Margerum on a
felony charge of driving while license
suspended habitual offender, and a
misdemeanor charge of attaching an
unassigned tag. His bond was set at
Bruce E. Baughman, 56, U.S. 441
S.E., was arrested May 4 by Mac L.
Jonqssaint from the DOC on a charge
of violation of probation driving under
the influence with priors. He is being
held without bond.
Marvin Rudolph Howard, 19,
148th Ave., Lutz, was arrested May 5 by
Deputy Sam Thomas on a warrant
charging him with violation of probation
- battery on detention staff. He is being,
held without bond.
Edward Joe Chivari, 40, S.R. 70

Roy Treadway
Roy Treadway, age 65, of Yee-
Haw Junction, died Tuesday, May
9, 2006 at Mar-
tin Memorial
Hospital in Stu-
art. He was
born Feb. 5,
1941, in
Tenn., and had
been a resident
of YeeHaw
Junction for 25 Roy
years. He Treadway
enjoyed play-
ing cards.
Mr. Treadway is preceded in
death by a sister, Rosetta Ownby.
He is survived by his wife of 42
years, Joyce Treadway; and his
daughter, Teresa Treadway (Billie
Freeman) of Okeechobee. He is
also survived by two grandchil-
dren, Johnny and Heather Martin;
one great-grandchild, Jessica Mar-

E., Okeechobee, was arrested May 5
by FHP Trooper Brian K. Timmons on a
charge of driving under the influence.
His bond was set at $1,000. .
Terry Marvin Ellerbee, 46, N.E.
55th Trail, Okeechobee, was arrested
March 5 by Deputy Richard Voss on a
felony charge of possession of
methamphetamine with intent to sell
and a misdemeanor charge of posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia. His bond
was set at $32,500.
Paul Lamar Kemp, 40, N.E. 55th
Trail, Okeechobee, was arrested May 5
by Deputy Richard Voss on a felony
charge of possession of methampheta-
mine with intent to sell. and a misde-
meanor charge of possession of drug
paraphernalia. His bond was set at
Jeffery L. Layne, 32, N.W. Second
St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 6
by Deputy Corporal Marcus Collier on
an Okeechobee County warrant charg-
ing him with failure for a sex offender to
register. His bond was set at $50,000.
*Jay Hull Nason, 22, S.W. 21st.St.,
Okeechobee, was arrested May 6 by
FWC Officer Joseph Brooks on
charges of driving under the influence
and reckless driving. His bond was set.
at $2,000.
Jerry Cook, Jr., 18, S.E. Eighth
St., Okeechobee, was arrested May 7
by Deputy Rusty Hartsfield on a felony
charge of false imprisonment and a
misdemeanor charge of battery. His
bond was set at $15,000.

tin and brother, Adam Treadway
all of YeeHaw Junction.
Viewing will be on Friday, May
12, 2006 at Evergreen Cemetery
from 2 until 3 p.m., after which a

Perry Isham Sallette, III, 20, S.E.
30th St., Okeechobee, was arrested
May 7 by. Deputy Justin Akins on a
charge of aggravated battery. His bond
was set at $25,000.
Justin Roland, 23, Okeechobee,
was arrested May 7 by Deputy Justin
Akins on charges of aggravated battery
and theft. His bond was set at $30,000.
Todd Alan Story, 34, Fox Brown
Road, Indiantown, was arrested May 8
by Deputy Sam Thomas on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charging him
with burglary of a conveyance. His
bond was set at$10,000.
Joe Lewis Garza, 27, N.E. 62nd
Ave., was arrested May 8 by Deputy
Corporal J. Royal on Okeechobee
County warrants charging him with vio-
lation of probation felony battery and
violation of probation felony battery.
He is being held without bond.
Mitchell Grant Williams, 30, U.S.
441 S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested
May 9 by Deputy Joseph Gracie on a
felony charge of possession of
methamphetamine and misdemeanor
charges of possession of drug para-
phernalia and 'resisting arrest without
violence. His bond was set at $3,500.
This column lists arrests and not
convictions, unless otherwise stated.
Anyone listed here who is later found
innocent or has had the charges
against them dropped is welcome to
inform this newspaper. The information
will be confirmed and printed.

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Letter to the Editor

RR crossing still
in need of repair
We live just off S.R. 710 and
County Road 15-A. We have to
use the CSX railroad crossing
five days a week to go into town
for treatment of serious health
problems, and again on Sunday
to attend church. Anyone who
uses this crossing is well aware
that it is in need of repair and
has been for a long time.
We called the 800 number in
the phone book twice last year
to complain and request repairs.
No luck, except eventually sup-
plies showed up. The supplies
have been stored for months
near the crossing.
In March, we were lucky
enough to spot a CSX employee
at the post office. He told us the
correct procedure to request
repairs, is to call the phone
number posted on the guard
arms of the crossing. It is on a
small plaque and not easily
We got the phone number
and made the call. We also
made phone calls to friends and
printed out the needed informa-
tion to pass out in our neighbor-
hood. Every person we spoke to
was happy to get the informa-
tion and was as disgusted at the
condition of the crossing as we
were. Lastly, we called Speak
Out in your paper to let others
know how to request repairs.
We have received three let-
ters from CSX. The first, dated
April 3, acknowledged out com-
plaint. An April 4 letter said the
complaint had been forwarded
to CSX and the company was
working with the county and
had "requested a May 1 date for
road closure installation of a
new crossing surface as part of a
joint project with the county."
The last letter, dated April 5,

said the crossing is indeed in
need of repair and goes on to
say, "This crossing is an outside
party project with Okeechobee
County who is responsible for
the maintenance of this cross-
ing, not CSX. There is a sched-
uled road closure set for the first
week of May to do a complete
rebuild of this crossing."
Today is May 11 and there has
been no repair. Why has the
county allowed these conditions
to exist for so long? Has anyone
noticed that among others, our
school buses use this route
every day while school is in ses-
sion? If ordinary citizen's vehi-
cles suffer alignment problems,
won't our county's vehicles also
be damaged? Are other cross-
ings in our area as badly in need
of repair, and if so who is
responsible? What else does it
take to get this situation reme-
We hope the county will step
up and take care of this it's in
their best interest as well as the

Mike and Waveleen Wehling

(Editor's Note: We spoke
with Okeechobee County
Administrator George Long
about this issue. While the CSX
letter states that the county is
responsible for maintaining the.
crossing, the county's responsi-
bility is only to pay for the work.
Mr. Long said the county is pro-
hibited from arranging, con-
tracting or performing the work.
"We essentially have the per-
mission from CSX to cross their
right-of-way, but we have no
authority to perform work with-
in their right-of-way. For the
privilege of crossing that right-
of-way, we have to commit to
paying for whatever mainte-
nance cost is incurred for main-
taining the crossing. )

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Community Events

Church plans Mother's Day service
Victory Baptist Church, 500 S. W. Ninth St., will host a special Moth-
er's Day service Sunday, May 14, at 10:45 a.m. There will be singing,
preaching and a smoked pork, catfish and fried chicken dinner served.
For information, call (863) 763-0669.
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.

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Upcoming Events

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 interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located
at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1
p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is
$6.20 plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.
For information, call Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good
Sams meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on
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)
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 infor-
mation, 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-

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,
contact 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.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade
Mission, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited. Topics of education
include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; personal issues; domestic vio-
lence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex abuse; plus, educational
materials and prevention tools. Call (863) 634-9340 or (863) 357-
6248, for information.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m.
at the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information,
call Dick Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-
H Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be
part of the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the
Okeechobee County 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday
from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call-the extension office at
(863) 763-6469.

Community Events

Meeting on stormwater issue slated
A meeting to discuss the planning process for a stormwater master
plan, as well as identifying problem areas and possible flooding solu-
tions, will be held Wednesday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee
County Civic Center on U.S. 98 N. Officials from Okeechobee County,
the City of Okeechobee and the South Florida Water Management Dis-

trict (SFWMD) will be hosting the public meeting. Area residents will
be able to fill out a questionnaire concerning stormwater problems in
their area, which will help project managers create a plan that will best
address the concerns of citizens For information, contact the Okee-
chobee County Engineering Department at (863) 763-1811.

Church hosting revival
A revival with Brother Larry Nix will be held May 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.

Community Events

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

Local Democrats will meet
The monthly public meeting of the Okeechobee Democrat-
ic 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

Book sale aids Red Cross
Allison Chandler and Lauren Halliday, the youngest of the
"Heroes" for the American Red Cross will hold a used book
sale on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the park-
ing lot of the Handy Food Store on U.S. 441 S. Paperbacks are
$1 and hard cover books are $2. All proceeds will benefit the
American Red Cross and Okeechobee County.

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 Okee-
chobee County School Administration Building, 700 S.W. Sec-
ond 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
Elma J. 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 Carolyn at (863) 634-1476, (863) 634-5801 or
(863) 634-5819.

Book sale aids Red Cross
Allison Chandler and Lauren Halliday, the youngest of the
"Heroes" for the American Red Cross, will, hold, a used,book
sale on Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m. until 1 the park-.
ing lot of the former K-mart store. Paperbacks are $'1 and hard
cover books are $2. All proceeds %viII benefit the American Red
Cross and Okeechobee County.

Postal Service plans food drive
The U.S. Postal Service will be hosting their annual food
drive Saturday, May 13. Helping feed the hungry is as simple as
filling a box or bag with non-perishable food, then placing it
next to the mailbox before the letter carrier arrives for mail dis-
tribution at your home on May 13.

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
information, contact the Humane Society of the Treasure
Coast, Inc. at (772) 287-5753 or (772) 223-8822; or, at

Eastern Star plans yard sale
Okeechobee Chapter No. 128 of the Order of the Eastern
Star will host ayard 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 musi-
cians 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
Okeechobee County. For information, call (863) 763-1811.

Bikers ride for Pregnancy Center
Motorcycle riders will meet at the Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter, 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.

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

What's in your freezer? With
hurricane season rapidly
approaching, many Floridians
have started cutting back on pur-
chase of frozen foods, in order to
"use up" what is already in the
freezer before a hurricane heads
their way.
The hurricanes of 2004 and
2005 meant thousands of people
found out what it was like to live
without electricity. Many home-
owners, fearing the predictions
that we will have to weather more
storms in near future, invested in
home generators. However,
recent gasoline price hikes have
some folks wondering if they can
afford to run a generator.
A medium-size generator,
which would be powerful
enough to run a freezer and some
other household appliances (but
not an air conditioner) takes
about a gallon of gasoline an hour
to operate. With gas near $3 a gal-
lon, that makes the electricity pro-
duced expensive. The homeown-
er then has to consider if the food
in the freezer is worth running the
If the power is only off for a
short time 24 hours or less a
full unopened freezer may keep
food at a safe temperature even
without a generator. If the freezer
is not completely full, it will not
stay cold as long.
The USDA offers the following
tips for keeping food at safe tem-
peratures following a power out-
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NEVER open the freezer door.
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have to evaluate each item sepa-
rately. If an appliance thermome-
ter was kept in the freezer, read
the temperature when the power
comes back on. If the appliance
thermometer stored in the freezer
reads 40 degrees Fahrenheit or
below, the food is safe and may
be refrozen. If a thermometer has
not been kept in the freezer,
check each package of food to
determine the safety. Remember
you can't rely on appearance or
odor. If the food still contains ice
crystals or is 40 degrees Fahren-
heit or below, it is safe to refreeze.
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as long as power is out no more
than 4 hours. Keep the door
closed as much as possible. Dis-
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meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and left-
overs that have been above 40
degrees Fahrenheit for two hours.

Before making any change to
your diet or exercise plan, consult
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important if you are on any pre-
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otherwise be considered
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Fundraiser benefits
OHS volleyball teams
The public is invited to dine at
the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700
S. ParrotU Ave., on Thursday, May
11, from 5 until 8 p.m. to help
raise money for the Okeechobee
High School volleyball 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
volleyball players.
Tennis fundraiser
planned for May 20
The third annual Okeechobee
Junior tennis fundraiser 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 9a.m.
The deadline for registration is
Thursday, May 18. The cost of sin-
gles competition is $10 per play
which includes a T-shirt, lunch,
balls and awards. Checks should
be made payable to Okeechobee
High School.
For information, contact Dave
Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or (863)
Pop Warner grid
sign-ups slated
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
10a.m. until 2 p.m.
The registration fee is $75. In
order to register you must bring
the child's last report card, a cur-
rent year physical from your doc-
tor and a copy of the child's birth
For information, call co-presi-
dents James Shockley at (863)
634-3482 or Albion. Crowell at
(863) 697-2576.
Contractors Assoc.
plans fishing tourney
The Okeechobee Contractors
Association will sponsor a bass
fishing tournament on May 20 at
the Okee-Tantie Marina with all
proceeds going toward youth ori-

ented projects.
The registration fee is $120 per
boat (teams of two). There will be
over $3,000 in cash and prizes
paid to the top six places. There
will also be a big fish award.
For information contact John
at (863) 634-7446, or Lisa at (863)
Men's softball
tournament planned
A Men's softball tournament
with all tournament proceeds
going to the Okeechobee High
School softball program will take
place Saturday, June 3, and Sun-
day, June 4, at the Okeechobee
softball complex across from
Yearling Middle School.
The cost of this tournament is
$300 per team.
The tournament will use ISA
rules with unlimited home runs.
First place will pay $600; second
place will pay $400; and, third
place will pay $200. There will be
a home run derby, and giveaways
throughout the day.
For information contact Kim
Hargraves at (863) 634-6322, or
Rob Lowe at (863) 634-2694.
Agri-women's group
skeet shoot is planned
The Florida Agri-women have
announced that their inaugural
skeet shoot event will take place
May 13 at Quail Creek Plantation,
1907 N.E. 224th St.
Station sponsorships and sin-
gle shooter tickets are available.

For information, call Dianne
Spann at (863) 634-3327.
Tennis lessons
will be offered
Dave Ellis, a USPTR certified
tennis pro and Okeechobee High
School coach is offering five
weeks of rerecreational tennis les-
sons at the Okeechobee Sports
Classes will meet Monday
through Friday starting on Mon-
day, June 5, and ending on Friday,
July 7. Each student will have
three lessons a week for five
weeks. Classes are determined by
the grade you will be in this fall.
Private lessons are also avail-
able during the summer.
For information, contact Mr.
Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or (863)
Basketball camp
taking applications
Final applications are now
being evaluated for the Ten Star All-
Star Summer Basketball Camp for
boys and girls between the ages of
l0and 19.
The camp is by invitation only.
Players from 50 states and 189
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Camp locations include, but are
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, May 5,
through Thursday, May 12, are as
Theatre I -"Mission 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, 7and 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
Thursdayat 2, 4:15,7 and9p.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-


Halfway House
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Jordan
Bernay at (863) 357-0047.

Consumer credit
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If debt threatens you, talk with
your creditors about developing a
revised payment schedule or call
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice for a free and confidential
appointment. For information,
call (561) 434-2544 or (800) 330-

Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond. St. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Chris-
tian romances and 575 videos.
Prepare a paper on comparative
religion, a book report, programs
for men, women or children, a
craft project or a Sunday school
lesson. We use the Dewey Deci-
mal System, the same as school
and public libraries. As a private
library we can and do preview
our media. Currently, the library is
staffed Sunday from 9:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m., and Wednesday
evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Con-
tact Doris Entry at (863) 467-1548.

Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave.,
English as second language class-
es, Monday -Wednesday from 9
a.m. until noon, adult basic edu-
cation/GED, Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8:30
p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until
4 p.m.;One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park
St., adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Friday, from 8
a.m. until noon; Yearling Middle
School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, Eng-
lish as a second language classes,
Monday through Wednesday,
from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Ever-
glades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second
language classes, Tuesday and
Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.

Library hosting
computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooper-
ative is a six library cooperative
serving Highlands, Hardee, DeSo-
to and Okeechobee counties. The
Heartland Library Cooperative
will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes
throughout the six libraries in the
four-county area. A technology
information trainer will take a
mobile computer lab to each
location four times per month to
teach computer classes. The
classes will teach basic computer
skills such as how to start up and
use a computer, how to log-on to
the Internet and how to commu-
nicate via e-mail with friends and
relatives. The more advanced
computer class will teach how to
keep the computer clean and
how to send pictures. You may
also contact your local libraries
for these same classes. In Okee-
chobee, call (863) 763-3536 or
contact Gabriell Tlurner, informa-
tion tech trainer, at

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Auctions 105
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Card of Thanks 120
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Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

Babysitter Needed, 2 children,
2-4 yrs. of age, avail, any-
time, preferably in home.
Ref's req'd. (863)697-2066
for 2 young children. 4- 1/2
days per week. Ref. required.
Call Valerie 863-697-2181
HOME DAY CARE- has open-
Sings Call (863)467-7295
Reg# R150K0003

BLACK LAB- found on NW
50th Dr. red collar & choke
collar, (863)467-5726
DACHSHUND, small brown
male, near US 98, in Bass-
wood, Sun., May 7th. Call to
identify. (863)467-2600._
DOG- Found on Drive In Rd.'
Wk/end of 4/28th Small Ter-
r ier. Please
1/4/06 on the Lake Okeecho-
bee Scenic trail. Taylor Creek
/Jaycee Park 863-357-0448
ZIPPO LIGHTER, engraved,
found in Okeechobee DOF
parking lot. Call to identify.

130-140lbs. Missing bottom
K-9. Vic. E. Palomar & S. Edge
Water 863-673-2113 Reward
Calt, grey & white, female, 13
iyrs. old, scar on lip,
S ; (863)261-4166
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-
S WARD $1000 (407)718-0958
DOGS, Neutered male chihua-
hua & female beagle in Muse
'area. (863)674-0874 or

years old. Free to good
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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
KITTEN- Black & white & 1
Adult female cat, Black,
white & orange. Free to Good
Home. (863)763-5182
KITTENS- 3, Tabby Calico,
Avail. 05/26/06. Not good
for small children.
Ready on 5/23/06.
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Saturday, May 13th, 9am-?,
798 SW 85th Ave.
in North Lake Country Estates
Furniture, Household Items,
Clothing..Too much to list!!!

Emp oyment .
F -Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
E=%Ment- 210
Employment -
Part.Time 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

Steady Local Work
Must have Transportation
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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

Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/ training at Okeechobee
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a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
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Has an immediate opening for a Purchasing
Agent at our Brighton Office location.

Responsibilities include all the purchasing of
,all material, products and services for Lykes
Ranch as requested by managers of the
various divisions. This position reports to
office supervisor.

A successful candidate should ppsess a
,high school diploma or equivalent, ;have
knowledge of agricultural equipment. Must
be able to efficiently communicate in English
(oral and written), have excellent math skills,
computer knowledge including word
processor and spreadsheet development
and maintenance.

Lykes offers a competitive salary and excel-
lent benefits. Interested persons who meet
requirements should mail or fax a resume to:

106 SW CR. 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Attn: Lorry Hogue
Fax # (863)763-6159
Or come fill out application at above
Monday Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer. Drug Free Workplace M/F/D/V

The Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA)
is a unique, well established, non-profit organization
that provides quality child care and education for
migrant and rural low income children in 20 counties
within the State of Florida.
RCMA seeks highly motivated individuals who
possess a BA in Early Childhood Education or Special
Education or Nursing with an emphasis in pediatrics
and child development to be responsible for a full
range of education and health services for infant/tod-
dler, and preschool children. Bilingual in Eng-
lish/Spanish a plus. RCMA offers an excellent benefit
package that usually surpasses other child care insti-
tutions. Competitive pay range between $13.00 up to
$19.50 an hour depending on experience.
Send resume to: Lynn Bowen at
or to the LaBelle Area Office
551 W. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, FL 33975.
Deadline: May 15, 2006

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The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL or PART TIME
circulation assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Cash Handling Experience
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
The Daily Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

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

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The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer


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Life and Disability Insurance
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The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

Immediate Openings All Shifts
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Exp. A/C Installer/
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Clean DL; Pay based on
Call (863)467-9900

Exp. only need apply.
Scrapers, Loaders,
Dozers, ADT, Articulate
Dump Trucks, etc. Palm
Beach, Martin &
0,keechobee Counties.
Call (800)537-3031 for
info or fax resume to
For Infant Classroom
Call Wendy at Faith Academy
PreSchool (863)763-8800
Praxair, A World Leader in
Industrial Gases is now
hiring for various positions
in our fill plant facility.
Exc. healthcare benefits,
matching 401K retirement
& profit sharing (paid
quarterly), must be able to
pass background check.
Please apply in person at
2534 NW 16th Blvd., Okee.
No phone calls please.
Books & Microsoft skills
required. Mon-Fri, 8-5.
CEECO 863-357-0798
Master's level Counselor/
Social Worker & Bachelors
level Case Manager needed
for Okeechobee to work
with children and adolescents.
Flexible FT/PT, bi-lingual a
Fax resume to 863-763-9898.
Starting @ $7.75

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Class A CDL. For Wrecker &
Low Boy Semi's. Apply atBMJ

makes you a more infonned
and Interesting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
ore more successful!

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
is searching for Childbirth Edu-
cators. Applicants must
have State ard National Cer-
tification. Bi-Lingual a plus.
Contact Carol Staley,
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

3irst sTremium
inancial Services
Wyman "Pitt" Pittman
Ventrell Bouie
Credit Repair
Tax Services Notary
Fast Reliable
812 E. North Park St..
Okeechobee, FL
Office: (863) 763-9400
Fax: (863) 763-9413

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


Babysitting 405
Child Care Neede410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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

Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
SClothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linenss Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

Headboard & footboard with
rails. $50 (561)704-3690
antique, great for decoration
store or farm, $250.0
100)' wooden, $75

REFRIGERATOR, 6 cu. ft.,
new. Get ready for hurri-
canes. $750 (239)297-4006
REFRIGERATOR, 15 cu. ft.,
$100. (863)357-1517 aft
asking $100.
pool, matching set, great for
shop/mud room, $100/both.
(863)675-2404 after 5pm.
mos. $200 or best offer.
(863)634-7109 ask for
WASHER- needs belt $50
Washer/Dryer, stack set,
$150. (863)357-1517 aft
Large capacity. Like new.
Moving, Paid. $1000. Asking
$475. Okee. 863-634-9620

COFFEE POT- 10 cup Farber
Ware, like new, $20
more, used very littel great
condition, $100

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

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

31" Marble, shell shaped,
w/sink & faucet. $30.
(10) 21/2 in Diameter x 13.6"
Long. (863)763-8872
CHAIN LINK GATE, 15ft. with
post & hanging hardware.
Mobile Home. Good condition.
$.100 f.,, ii ..vilJ .sep.

White, 3 shelves, towel bar,
mirrored door. 30" x 16".
$10/both. (863)763-4098
24 gage: (4) 33", (6) 34",
(12) 40", (1)69". Like new.'
100 for all.'(863)946-1692

SIGNS: (1) 4'x10' &
(1) 20' 8' 00 tor both,will
sep. i6 3)

ladies & means all leather,
several items, $800 for all or
will sell sep. (863)467-4253
SCRUBS-15 top, Some pants
Size small $50.

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

BED SET- Queen, Comforter.
Matching pair shams. Beige
background w/floral. $50.

chest of drawers, dresser,
hutch & mirror. $300
BEDROOM SET, 5-piece, baby
girl. Solid wood, white & pink.
Good condition. $650 email:
BEDROOM SUITE, Beautiful, 6
pc. w/Sealy Posturepedic
Mattress. Antique Beige Col-
or. $1200. (863)763-9410
BUNK BED- beautiful, custom
made, all in one, w/desk &
dresser, solid wood $750
BUNK BED, Twin, over desk,
steel frame, no mattress, like
new. $100 (772)597-4305
drawer, very good cond.,
$20. (863)635-0474
ble w/3 leaf's, seats 4-10, 6
chairs, buffet & hutch. $550.
(239)822-5955 LaBelle
DINING ROOM SET, table w/6
chairs on coasters, beige,
w/brown print, $100.
Armoire style. $400
LOVESEAT, beige, cloth,
$125. (863)763-5011
MEXICAN BAR Light green
wood w/ overhead stem
glass holder. $150.

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


REEL- Penn 4400 SS Open
face reel. Like new. $40.

DEH-P47DH, Super Tuner,
Retail $300 Sell $200. (in
Box) (863)357-0448

new, Leather, Pd $1500 Will
trade for nice Day Bed & Gold
Chain. 863-357-2233 Okee.
Sleeper-Sofa- Queen, Castro
Convertible & 7-ft couch.
$250. Will separate.
LaBelle 239-822-5955
TWIN BEDS, w/Simmons deep
sleep mattress & boxspring
& .rails, $200.

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

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

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

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

Alante', 3yrs old, cost $5000
new will.sell for $1400
,-,ii: Pri,, Mutl:,iir,, elec. lift.
Excellent cond., hardly used.
$1150 ne iSi,3i75.-2596
LIFT CHAIR, G:..,d ,1:d.' ,
$350. : W, 4. y 'q 4
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 & (il ii *,.1,iarl1 ujp
Machines. 1i.110 Jilll ;tII
separately. (863)357-2773
CANNING JARS- 12 dozen,
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HOUSE PLANS, for a 3br, 2ba,
Ready to pull permit. Asking
$2000 or best offer.

GUITAR- Bentley, 6 string,
With hard case. A-1 condi-
tion. $150 (863)635-3382

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

OFFICE CHAIR, $75 or best
offer. (863)467-6943

ARIFICAN GRAY- 1 yr old,
Learning to talk. Can be han-
dled. $500.(863)634-9228
Champion Bloodlines. $500.
Call'(336)09-0740 or mail:
Male win/cage. $160
(863)673-4716 .
4 wks. Ready to gol Large,
Red Nosed. 863-634-5364 af-
ter 4pm for details.
papers 8wks old. Ready to
go to good homes. $400.
female, small, ready 5/12,
$300. (863)763-8028
white Good foster parents.
$18 (863)357-3639

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

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

N. of OKEE 2br, 1ba. 12 mi.
north of Okeechobee. $575
mo. 1st & sec. No Pets!
(863)467-1717 8:30-3:30
& 1BR/1BA for lease, in-
cludes water, stove, refrig-
erator, dishwasher. No pets
or smoking. Call Robert at

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.
863)528-3211 5pm to

GENERATOR- Coleman Pow-
ermate., 2500w, 5hp Briggs
& Straton eng. New condi-
tion $200. (863)763-1501
2000 PSI, 6HP engine, $100
SAW- 10", Makita Laser, Slide
compound, Telescopic slide
stand..$500. 863-447-5649/
SAW- Craftsman 10" com-
pound radial. On table stand.
$200. 863-447-5649 or
hoses, cutting torch & braising
tip, $400. (863)763-9527

RC1O & TRUCK T-Max, 4x4,
Gas Power. 2 motors & extras!
$350 will sep. 863-304-5573


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

ER, 5 Ft. Cut. Extra Heavy Du-
ty. Looks rough. Cuts good. 3.
h/up. $450 (863)763-5110

GELDING, very spirited,
beautiful, $900 or best offer.
HORSE, 8 yrs. old. Gelding
Good horse, great w/kids.
Moving must sell. $2000 or
best offer. (239)633-3649
SADDLE, 15", tan roughout,
new rawhide stirrups & new
WeaverSmartCinch. $200
SADDLE, Bob Marshall, 15.5"
treeless barrel. Chocolate
suede. 2 mos. old. $750 neg.
SADDLE, Bridle & Blanket.
$250 (863)675-4098 even-
ings. LaBelle
istered, 12 yrs. old, 16/2
hands, gentle, w/good man-
ners, $1000. (863)763-4149

Model FTH600, 5ft. wide, ex-
cellent condition. $1100 or
best offer. (863)763-5137
elec dump bed, motor just
tuned and-serviced $1995
LAWN TRAILER: New, 3x4 Ft.,
Stainless Steel w/Balloon
Tires. $150. (863)357-5754
MOWER, 5ft. Bush Hog finish.
Excellent condition. Side dis-
charge. $1100 or best offer.
42" Cut., 17i5 hp. Only .1 year
old. 6 spd. $700 or best offer.
(863)635-2976 Frostproof.
SNAPPER 30"- $500 Call
(863)517-2077 LaBelle

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


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent920

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
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
or 1-888-655-9545
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

OKEECHOBEE, Nice area. Rm.
w/priv, bath. House/Pool/Ten-
nis privileges. Must like dogs.
$350 mo. (863)697-1867

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

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

condominiums on
N.W. 5th Street.
Why rent when
you can own.
1,000 sq. ft. to 7,600 sq. ft.


Across From Lake Okee.
New 3/2 CBS Home w/gar.
In nice area w/Comm. pool.
High ceilings, Lots of file,
Codan Counters, Loads of
storage & more.
Move Right In! $209,900.
Call 561-762-2233
BASSWOOD: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
1 Car Garage. (863)467-2894
Full details @ ht://home.
earthlink net\-dmprince
CBS, '03, 4BR/2BA, 4.73
acres, upgraded, $375,000.
Call 561-718-7557. Century
21 Amedca's Choice.

Do-It-Yourself Ideas

Inexpensive and easy to build, cupolas not only
improve the appearance of a home but can improve
ventilation, too.
This project is excellent for do-it-yourselfers who
want the aesthetic qualities of a cupola, as well as for
those willing to do the extra work for ventilation. (It
is, however, a good idea to consult with a profes-
sional before cutting a hole in the roof.) The finished
cupola measures 25 inches square by about 36 inch-
es tall and adjusts to fit any roof pitch.
Cupola plan (No. 348). .. $9.95
Patio Projects Package (No. C99)
Three other projects ... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) . $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
15241 Stagg St. this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91405 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
"S-- Money Back Guarantee

DIXIE RANCH: 3Bdrm., 2 Ba.
w/walk in closets, 7x10.5
shed. On a beautiful shaded
lot. $165,000. 863-634-1445
email: stateot66(
OPEN HOUSE: Sat., May 13th
12 Noon*-3pm
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
NEW 3/2/2 in Everglades Es-
tates. Quality Built. Screen
Porch. Sprinklers, Alarm Sys.,
Central Vac. Granite Kitchen.
Gas or Electric. $249,000.
Home, 3346 sq. ft. 3.77 acres
w/in ground pool & pond. Ask-
ing $498,000. (863)467-9937

Commercial Property, In front
of Kings Bay Sub-division,
on the side of 441. 2
acres more or less
$179,000. 813-469-5432
Buildable @ Good prices.
Okeechobee & Sebring Area.
Marrero Real Estate, Lic.
SEBRING Sun N Lake Estates
80'x125'lots $25-35,000;
Okeechobee-NE 3rd Ave
75'x102', $16,000;
We Buy & Sell Land
Toll Free 1-866-683-3347

Mobile HomesI

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

Large DW 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.
wiia.e air.r':s & upper deck.
( i11 LOTi 561-723-3476
orin 2 .:[re 25 minutes from
Oute, : 3ree. Very nice.
i.1001,Tifrn ist, last +$500
sec.18631357-4844 or

LaBelle. Sir Wheel RV Mobile
Home *.'FIrrida room at-
lache e $7500 (239)303-0741
Or emal iwiii98(
Addil .12..36' Carport. On
Klissmmee River. boat
.docks, Motor home parking,
Storage parking Fisherman
dream. Quite area. Maint.
$80 mo. $85,000 Call Glen
or Pat 863-467-4016 or
OKEE. 12'x36' 1 Bdrm., 1 Ba,
10'x40' FL Room, 14'x24' car-
port, Hot tub, New Kitchen, Ex-
cellent Landscaping, Adult
Park. Lot rent. $184.,
$18,000. Neg. (863)357-0060
Okeechobee, Single wide '85,
2BR/1.5BA, Good condition,
on rented lot. $17,500
OLDER: 12x64, 2 BR, 1 Ba. w/
shed. @ (notts Landing Adult
RV Park. Lot 2. Avail, now.
$2500 firm. (330)398-2757


AOkeecnhobee Ne~ws.Thaursdav.May11, 2006 *~-- --,--- ,-


Boeat . 305
Cama'/RV 3010

elass. 1 comes with trailer.
1000. All offers considered.
Marine AccMsriew3020
Marine MiKVc9laiApo 3025
Motoroples .. 3030
Sport V 3eicles/ATy o035

lass. 1 comes with trailer.
AIR BOAT-10', Fiberglass hull,
65hp Contenental + 2 extra
motors & hub Like new Wood
prop $3500.863-673-1963
BASS BOAT- '85, 17'.7", 150
Evinrude, Rebuilt approx 1 yr
ago, 30hrs. All orig. $2500.
66ft, Paddle Wheel,
Repo, sacrifice $8000.
(406)628-2181 in LaBelle.
Jet Boat, Project, 22ft., Bies-
meyer, 454 engine, recondi-
tioned. Matching galvanized
trailer. $9700 (863)674-0898
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/trlr, & 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.
Get a quick respemnse to
any item you may be sell-
Ing with a classIfied ad.

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
NC & Awning (Both New '04),
propane stove, pressure water
pump. $1400. (863)467-7905
DODGE '78, Working gas stove
and refrigerator, inside lights
work. Good condition. $2000
firm. (863)675-6511
WINNEBAGO '85- Motor
home, 26', V8, sips 8, very
good cond, 62K, $10,000 or
best offer (772)284-1194
Ft., 2001, Diesel, Freight liner
chassis, 6 spd., Allison trans.,
2 slideouts, Loaded, Garage
kept. 24,500 mls. $105,000.

great, new trailer. $1000.
YAMAHA 550 '87, Wave Run-
ner w/trailer, runs good. $575
(863)674-0874 or

MER CRUISER: 4.3, Complete
Exhaust. Motor has been sit-
ting. $150 or best offer.

APRILIA RS50 '03- eng.
swapped for a 250 2 stroke,
run and drives exc. $2500
GAS TANK- For Boss Hoss
Motorcycle. $150. or best
offer. (863)447-5193 or

HONDA 250 Crusler, 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
(863)61 2-0090
2002,26K mis., Excellent con-
dition w/extra's. $5,500 or
best offer. Call 863-763-1380
or 863-447-0127 or email
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
FOUR WHEELER, 110 Rocketa
BMX. $1300 or best offer.
GO KART Scorpion, 2 sweater,
roll bars, great shape, $600
firm. (863)634-8828 days or
(863)763-4132 eve's.
KAWASAKI MULE, '00, good
condo, runs good, $2200.
YAMAHA PW8O, '93 runs
good, $400.



CHEVY BELAIR-'60, 2 dr Hard
Top, 283 eng. Runs & Looks
Great. $7500. or best offer.
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.
'90, V6, $1750.


New paint job. Needs trans-
mission. $300.
PONTIAC SUNFIRE- '99, 4 cyl,
AutoClean, Runs Excellent,
First $1600
(863)532-9700 467-1547

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

2005, 4x4 w/all the goodies
3,700 mis. Excellent gas mile-
age. $21,900. 863-467-7340

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

BEDLINER for Ford F150
shorted, exc. cond., $200.
Chevy truck bare cab and
short bed. 1985 with title.
$150 (772)359-2923 or
,lete, with motor. Fits '94
aab 2 door. Great condi-
tion. $500. (863)697-0328
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
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 tires, two-tone
blue, $1500. (863)697-3306
FORD F150 1992, Ext. Cab,
300, 6 cyl., 5 spd. Good work
truck. $1500. or best offer.
FORD F250 1989, 6 cyl, 4
sp, needs distributor,
$600/best offer.
(863)634-3055 Okee.
FORD F250-'85, 4x4, Runs
good. Has Super Swamper
tires. $1000. or best offer

FORD F250, '86, runs great,
new tires, a/c, $1800.
(561)202-4136 Okeechobee
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
wheels, 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/I. Ex-
cellent condition. $5500 or
best offer. (863)467-4680

M105 single-axle. 900x20
tires. $700. (863)675-1490
channel, heavy tandem axle
$950 (772)342-7304
INTERSTATE 2006, 7x16, En-
closed, Rear Ramp, Dual Axel,
4 brakes. As New. $4800.
SEMI TRAILER For storage,
45'. You move. $300
TRAILER, 16 ft. long, 14 ft.
loading space, 7 1/2 ft. wide,
2 toolboxes, loading ramp.
$600 (863)675-4706
TRAILER, 42 Inches wide, 7 ft.
long, new tires, rms, lights &
hitch w/hand wench. $200
TRAILER, plywood deck 4x8,
tires 4.80 x 8, 1 7/8 coupler.
$80 (239)357-5984

-uiNice 50051

The South Florida Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the
Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm
Beach, Florida 33406, for C-18 Erosion Repairs, Palm Beach Cunty, FL on
Monday, June 12, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely submitted bid
will be opened and publicly read. Work consists of approx 4 miles of dredging &
14 miles ol repair. Canal bank repair will Include removal of vegetation, backfill &
compaction of banks, install turf reinforcement mat, construct a swale, Install 12
dia. berm drains, sodding seed & mulch of maim. herms & levee tops. An OP-
TIONAL pre-bid conference wllfbe held on Thursday May 1, 2001 at 10:00
a.m. at FWMD Headquarters, 3301 Gun Club Road, WPB, FL 33406, B2 BIds,
Caloosahatchee CR. For directions call (561) 882-6391. A site I# s w n -
ate/ follow.
All bids must conform to the Instructions in the Request for Bidders (RF8). Interest-
ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading itfr free
at ww8md.Bnv purchasing a set tor $26.00 at the above address, by cafteg
(561) 62-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOTUNE 800-472-.210. The
public is Invited to attend the bid opening. Informatiom on the status of this s-
lctaltlon can be obtained at our web ti
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tory Built w/portable ramps.
$800 or best offer.

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the casl-
fleds and make your
clean up a reezel

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.
GMC VAN 1986, New tires,
Needs transmission. $500.

Public Noltices


Public Auction will be held at Johns Tow-
ing Service storage t located at 704
Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee,
Florida 34972 on May 26, 2006, at
9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Statute
713.78 for unpaid towing and storage
charges. Year, make, model and sin
are as follows.
1987 MAZDA 323
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
right of final hid. ALL SALES ARE Fl-
Said automobiles wi be sold In "As Is'
Scondition with no guarantee's.
134072 ON 5/11/2006

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Community Events

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

Main Street plans mixer
Main Street will hold a mixer Thursday, May 18, from 5 until 7 p.m.
at The Dust Collector, 118 S.E. Park St. Jimmy Scott Osceola will pres-
ent his paintings. Joe Dan Osceola will tell stories that relive Indian his-

Methodist men to host fish fry
The men's group from the First United Methodist Church will host a
fish fry on Friday, May 19, at the church, 200 N.W. Second St. The meal
will include fried fish, grits, cole slaw, hushpuppies and desert for a
donation of $5 per meal. Tickets are available at the church office. For
information,-call (863) 763-402 1.

Benefit planned tor burn victim
Barbecue chicken dinners will be sold Friday, May 19, at 504 N.E.
Sixth Ave. for Jennifer Bussey, who was severely burned. Dinners can
be either picked up or delivered between 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tickets
cost $7 a dinner and can be purchased at the First Baptist Church
office, 401 S.W. Fourth St., or by calling Shannon Lightsey at (863) 634-

IRCC hosting children's conference
Childcare providers, educators and parents are invited to participate
in the 15th annual Treasure Coast Children's Conference on Saturday,
May 20, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Indian River Community College,
3209 Virginia Avenue, in Fort Pierce. The keynote speaker will be Dr.
Clarrisa Willis. The topic of her speech is: Hidden Treasures --What
you do makes a difference. To register, contact Linda Provencher at
(772) 595-6424.

Church plans golf scramble
Oakview Baptist Church will host its 11th annual golf tournament
Saturday, May 20, at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club, 405 N.E.
131 st Lane. The format will be a four-man team scramble. The cost is
$40 per person. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at
8 a.m. Hole-in-one prizes include Ben Hogan Irons, a Dell Computer, a
Bose Wave Radio and a 2006 Dodge Charger. A meal will follow the
tournament. For information, visit their website at www.oakviewbap-; or, call (863) 763-1699.

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.

Jail & Bail helps K-9 unit
The Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge, S.R. 78 W, will host a Jail and
Bail on Sunday, May 21, at 1 p.m. This fundraiser will benefit the
Glades County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit. There will be food, fun, enter-
tainment and a photographer to take pictures of your pets. The K-9
unit will serve and protect Buckhead Ridge and all of Glades County.
Send your friends to jail-warrants willbe available.

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 7634320.

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.

Collaborative Council will meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee County
Shared Services Network.will 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 services
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. Second Ave., on Tuesday, May 23, at 10
a.m. For information or to provide input, please plan on attending the
meeting or call Cathleen Blair at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255, for grant

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.

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.

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.

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.

Martha's House offers weekend getaway
Martha's House is selling tickets for a weekend getaway for two.
Ticket are $5 each and includes a two-night stay at the Oceanside Holi-
day Inn Express in Juno Beach and a full breakfast each morning; a
$50 dinner gift certificate: and, two movie tickets for the Brahman The-
ater All proceeds will benefit shelter and outreach programs at
Martha's House Domestic Violence Services. To purchase a ticket, call
their Outreach Office at (863) 763-2893. The drawing will be held July
4, and you need not be present to win.;

Church's pre-school is expanding
Peace Lutheran Pre-School, 750 N.W. 23 Lane, has expanded their
services to include kindergarten for the next school year. Registration
is limited to 15 students who will be age 5 on or before Sept. 1, 2006.
You can register by calling (863) 763-7566, or at the church. Parents
must furnish birth certificates, shot records and health certificate for
students. The dead line for registration is May 31.

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.

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Service Club Briefs -

American Legion
Post #64
Sunday, May 21: the Sons of
the American Legion will have
steak dinner and entertainment
from 3 until 6 p.m. at Legion Post
#64 for a $10 donation.
e The American Legion
lounge is open Monday through
Saturday, at 10 a.m. On Sunday, it
opens at 1 p.m. The post address
is 501 S.E. Second St. For informa-
tion call (863) 763-2950.
Our kitchen is open daily,
serving regular menu. Monday,
Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m.
until 2 p.m.; Wednesday, tacos
served from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.;
Saturday from noon until 8 p.m.;
Sunday from I until 8 p.m.
Happy Hour in the lounge is
From 4 until 7 p.m., Monday, Tues-
day and Thursday
Bar bingo will be held on
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday evenings beginning at 6
p.m., for members and guests..
The third Sunday of each
month we have a steak dinner
with the Sons of the American
Legion from 3 until 6 p.m. for a
$10 donation. The dinner
includes steak, baked potato,
salad, dessert, coffee and tea.
There will be entertainment from,
3 until 7p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Music from
4 p.m. to 7p.m.
Election day for the Post will
be June 13, 2006 from 10 until 7
p.m. All Post 64Legionaires with
paid up 2006 dues are eligible for
nominations for all officers and to
Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528,2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members
are available. Call Ray Disney at
(863) 357-2138, or Don South at
(863) 763-8954.
Eagles Aeries #4137
Every Tuesday and Thurs-
day: bingo at 1 p.m. Food will be
available for a donation.
Every second Tuesday:
spaghetti dinner with salad and
garlic bread from 5 until 7 p.m. for
a $3.50 donation.
Wednesday: bar bingo
from 4 p.m. until? Food will be

Every Thursday: washer toss
at 1 p.m.
First and third Thursday:
Auxiliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7
e Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. Cooked to order
for a $12 donation. Music will be
by Jimmy Harper.
Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday:
breakfast cooked to order from 9
until 11 am. for $5 donation.
Call the AERIES for other
events at (863) 763-2552.
Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, call
(863) 763-6580.
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third, 8 p.m., regu-
lar meeting.
Wednesday: bingo will be at
7 p.m. The public is invited.Doors
open at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments
will be available at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and entertain-
ment starting at 6 p.m. Members
and guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from.
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from
2 p.m. until?
Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W. Fifth'
Ave. For information about the
club and events, call Bucky Yoder
at (863) 467-7342 or Matt Buxton
at (863) 357-9992.
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Mondays of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.
Order of the Eastern
Star Okeechobee
Chapter #128
The Order of the Eastern Star
has many fun activities planned
on the first and third Tuesday of
each month. For upcoming activi-
ties, contact W.M. Margaret at
(863) 467-8020.
B.H..I Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W. in Buckhead Ridge. The
lodge's phone number is (863)
Wednesday and Friday night
meals will be served"ffrm 5 until
7:15p.m. Call the Lbdge at (863)
763-2250 for the menu.

Thursday and Saturday is
karaoke night starting at 7 p.m.
Friday at 8 p.m.
Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
there will be music for dancing.
Call to see who is playing.
Saturday night meals will be
served starting at 7 p.m. Call for
the menu.
Sunday, May 14: Memorial
Service for the members lost this
year. Please bring a covered dish.
Monday, May 15: members
bring a brown bag dinner for your
family lodge meeting.
Tuesday, May 16: Moose
membership meeting. All mem-
bers should attend.
Sunday May21: Jail and Bail
Benefit for Glades County K-9 Unit
at 1 p.m. Karaoke by David Lee
Moose Family Center
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W. 36th
St. in Okeechobee. For informa-
tion and meal menus, call the
Lodge at (863) 763-4954.
Breakfast will be. served-
from 9 until 11 a.m. at the Moose
Patio on the second Sunday of
every month.
Meals will be served on
Wednesday and Fridays from 5
until 7:15 p.m.; and from 6 until ?
on Saturday.
e There will be music for:
dancing each Friday and Saturday
night starting at 7 p.m.
Each Thursday will be
karaoke night.
VFW Post #4423
The post is open noon until 9
p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Events at this post are seasonable
you should call (863) 763-0818 for
information or visit the lodge 300
'N.W. 34th St. You may write the
post at P.O. Box 1137, Okee-
chobee, Fla., 34972.
e Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Everyone is wel-
Every Wednesday during the.
season karaoke will be held from
5 until 9 p.m.
Every Friday: bingo starts at I
p.m. for members and guests fol-
lowed by karaoke starting at 5
Saturday: .25-cent bingo at
1 p.m. Karaoke will be from 5
p.m. until?
Sunday: a dinner will be
available from 2 until 5 p.m., and
will be followed by karaoke at 5
Every third Sunday there will

be a post meeting at 11 a.m.

VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is locat-
ed at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post hours are from
noon until 8 p.m., Monday
through Sunday.
Wednesday: Ladies Auxil-
iary dinner, Men's Auxiliary or
AmVets there will be music.
Every Thursday is bar bingo
at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will be avail-
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
Post meetings are held on
the second and fourth Saturday of
the month beginning at 10 a.m.
The main meeting is on the fourth
For information contact Com-
mander Johnnie H. Patent at
(863) 467-2882.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-
size pool table.

VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
e Lounge opens at 10: a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at
1 p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-
: Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
Saturday: dollar dogs,.
sausage dogs for $1.50 grilled or
steamed at noon. Live music and
dancing will start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
the big-screen TV
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule of events.

Shrine Club
The Okeechobee Shrine
Club, S.R. 78 W, members will
meet the first and third Thursday
of each month at 8 p.m. For infor-
mation, call the club at (863) 763-
3378, Kip at (863) 610-6659, or
Keith at (863) 634-2682.

Submitted photo
Captain Jesse L. Falk is shown with Major Najim of Tall 'Afar,
Iraq. Capt. Falk recently returned to the U.S. following his
deployment to Iraq.

Capt. Falk returns

from Iraq deployment

The 3rd Armored Cavalry Regi-
ment recently returned from Iraq in
March of 2006, and Captain Jesse L.
Falk was assigned to the 2nd
Squadron of the 3rd ACR and also
recently redeployed with his unit
from Iraq.
The unit he was assigned, 2nd
Squadron, also referred to as Sabre
Squadron, deployed to Iraqi in
March of 2005 and began opera-
tions in Tall 'Afar on April of 2005.
; .Tall Afar, a town of 155,000 to
200,000 Iraqi citizens, was initially
over-run with insurgents but during
the ensuing year was stabilized. A
strong Coalition Force was respon-
sible for the gathering and process-
ing of intelligence within the town
of Tall 'Afar. He and his section
worked closely with the Iraqi Arm\
to develop an intelligence network
and understanding of the enemy
situation within Tall Alar and the
surrounding villages.
In a March awards ceremony,
it. Col. Christopher .M. Hickey,

commanding officer of 2nd
Squadron, presented Capt. Falk
with the Bronze Star medal. This
medal was awarded to Capt. Falk
for his performance during the pre-
vious year while serving in Iraq.
Each member of his section was
also recognized for their role in
defeating the insurgency within Tall
Afar. Additionally, Capt. Falk, while
deployed, was awarded with the
Combat Action Badge in Septem-
ber of 2005.
) Capt. the son of Dennis
and Lorraine Falk of Ossian, Ind.,
and Lois Falk of Okeechobee. Capt.
Falk graduated from Angola High
School in 1996, and went on to
earn his graduate degree at the
United States Military Academy at
West Point.
After receiving his commission
as a military intelligence officer in
the United States Army in 2000, he
served in three overseas deploy-
ments with the latest deployment
to Tall'Afar, Iraq.

Military Reunions

The crewmembers from the
USS Wabash (AOR-5) are getting-
together for their next reunion
May 25-28, 2006, in Branson, Mo.
If you served aboard the Wabash,
please get in touch with Harold
Anderson at 9479 Lake Canyon
Road, Santee, Calif., 92071. His
phone number is (619) 562-4696
and his e-mail address is
hnhusker@' Ship's Web.; Reunion

The 2006 USS Halfbeak (SS-
352) reunion will be held June 8-
:11, 2006, in New London, Conn.
For information, contact Mike
Martin at 2542 Deep Creek Road,
Palmvra, Va., 22963. Contact him
b. phone at (434) 589-8298; or, by
e-mail at 'ou
can also visit
ww-\ haltbeak.

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