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Okeechobee News


Vol. 97 No. 136 Tuesday, May 16, 2006 504 Plus tax


Inside

Counselor
gets arrested
A local alcohol and drug
abuse counselor was arrested
late last week in Okeechobee
on an arrest warrant issued
out of Martin County.
Michael Lewandowski, 59,
U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested by
Detective M.D. Faulkner of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO) on a warrant
charging him with tampering
with a witness. He was
booked into the Okeechobee
* County Jail under a bond of
$50,000. He posted bond and
has been released.
According to Sergeant
Steve Cummings, from the
warrants division of the Martin
County Sheriff's Office
(MCSO), the charge filed
against Lewandowski stems
from alleged threats made
against a purported victim in
an earlier case.
Page 2

Students help
with project
Mrs. Scott's Environmental
Science students helped Okee-
chobee Landfill fulfill a wildlife
habitat enhancement project.
The company has been certi-
fied by the Wildlife Habitat
Council since 2003. In their
2005 .renewal certification,
Okeechobee Landfill pro-
posed to construct wood duck
boxes witlh local youth. Okee-
chobee Landfill \\ill erect
these boxes throughout their
various wetland preservation
areas.
Mrs. Scott's students dis-
cussed wood ducks before
they helped create additional
homes for the creatures.
Waste Management commu-
nity outreach representative
Jenny Ste%\art explained sev-
eral aspects about the project
1; to the students. For example,
the students learned that the
ducks need and prefer roughly
textured wood. They also dis-
covered the function of the
larger piece of wood that
serves, as the lead is to pre-
vent rain from running down
into the entrance hole. Stu-
dents concluded that the holes
drilled in to the floor of the
boxes serve as drainage.
Page 3


Drought Index
Current: 593
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.92 feet


Lake level
LastYear: -4...
14.47 feet
(SOURCE: South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict. Depth given in feet above
sea level.)

Index


Classifieds ....... 9-11
Comics ............ 8
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... .9
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............ .5
TV .............. .10
Weather ........... .2
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Wildfires continue to rage


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
A thick haze hung over much
of Okeechobee County Sunday
as smoke from various wildfires
blew into the area.
As firefighters battled to bring
a 45-acre wildfire under control
in. Indian River County, another
ignited in the Kissimmee Prairie
Preserve State Park just north of
the Viking properties in northern
Okeechobee County. That blaze
burnt nearly 1,300 acres of Flori-
da dry prairie before being extin-
guished Sunday evening, only to
flare up again Monday morning.
The fire raged in a remote north-
western area of the park inacces-
sible by road, which made it


even more difficult to battle.
The fire northeast of the lake
took place in Indian River
County. Forty acres burned in
an area from Highway 60 to
County Road 512 in Sebastian,
and closed Interstate 95 for
three hours. The road was
closed due to smoke issues
which created visibility prob-
lems along the busy highway.
According to a press release
from the Division of Forestry,
several spot fires jumped into
the median of the highway, but
were quickly extinguished.
Crews battled the fire for four
hours, building eight-foot wide
fire breaks along the road to
contain the fire. Eight homes
were saved due to the collabo-


rate effort of several fire-crews.
On the southern side of the
lake, Palm Beach County fire-
fighters had their hands full in at
least two different areas. They
continued to battle the wildfires
at the Rotehberger Wildlife Man-
agement Area in southwest
Palm Beach County and another
further south off U.S. Hwy. 27 in
an area known as the Holy
Lands, near the Broward/Palm
Beach County line.
"There is zero visibility along
U.S. Hwy. 27 near South Bay and
south to Broward County," stat-
ed Lt. Doug Manger of the Belle
Glade Fire Department. "We're
fortunate ihat most of the land is
See Wildires -Page 2


Teacher of the Year: Vicki Kennedy


Okeechobee NewsPete Gawda
Vicki Kennedy, a first grade teacher at Central Elementary School, was named the
2005-2006 Okeechobee County District Teacher of the Year at the Teacher Recognition
Banquet that was held Saturday evening, May 13, at the KOA Convention Center.

Windhiam is Employee of the Year

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News .
Teachers and their families,
members of the school board
and interested citizens gathered
at KOA Convention Center Satur-
day evening May 13 to honor the
teacher of the year and school
related employee of the year.
Vicki Kennedy', first grade
teacher at Central Elementary
School, was named the 2005-
2006 Okeechobee County Dis-
trict Teacher of the Year.
Carolyn Windham, a bus
driver and driver trainer was
named the 2005-2006 Okee-
chobee County' District School
Related Employee of the Year.
Pat McCoy. principal at North
Elementary school and her hus-
band Doug opened the program
by singing the 'Nation Anthem.'
"Although we cannot control
the mindss that come against us,
we can trim our sail and set our
we can trim our sal an aset our Carolyn Windham, bus driver and driver trainer was rec-
course toward our destination."
Dr. Patricia Cooper, superin- ognized as the 2005-2006 Okeechobee County District
School Related Employee of the Year at a ceremony held
See Awards Page 2 Saturday evening, May 13 at the KOA Convention Center.


INI/Jose Zaragoza
The horizon on U.S. 27 in South Bay Monday morning was
dense with smoke and ash from a fire nearby that burned at the
29,000-acre Rotenberger Wildlife Management Area in south-
west Palm Beach County.


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Work to begin on RR crossings


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The many motorists who
have been having their teeth
jarred and their automobile
front ends knocked out of
alignment because of the terri-
ble condition of the railroad
crossings on county routes
15A and 15B for so long may
not have to put up with those
conditions much longer.
The tentative date to start
rebuilding the crossing on 15B
is now June 5, according to
deputy county administrator
Jim Threewits. After that
crossing is rebuilt, work
should begin on 15A, he
added.
In the past few days, sever-
al telephone calls have been


exchanged between county
officials and CSX officials
changing the date. The June 5
date is the latest date as of
newspaper deadline.
A resident of 15A,
Waveleen Wehling, contacted
CXS about the condition of the
crossing on her road.
In reply, she received a let-
ter dated April 5 from CSX stat-
ing in part: "This crossing is an
Outside Party Project with
Okeechobee County who is
responsible for the mainte-
nance of this crossing, not
CSX. There is a scheduled road
closure set for the first week of
May to do a complete rebuild
of this crossing." .
Obviously, the road closing
did not happen.
That letter not withstand-


ing, Mr. Threewits said the
delay at getting repairs done
has been caused by CSX and
not the county. He said that
the county cannot perform
any work on the CSX right of
way. However, the county is
responsible for paying CSX to
do the work. Mr. Threewits
stated that the board of county
commissioners approved a
contract for repair work on
both crossings in late July of
2005. The railroad had the
contract by the first part
August and executed it by the
first part of September.
Since then Mr. Threewits
said they have had a precon-
struction meeting and "oodles
See Crossings Page 2


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
The railroad crossing on County Road 15B has been in terrible
condition for some time. A steady stream of citrus and milk
trucks no doubt have contributed to this condition.


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2 The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, May 16,2006


Counselor arrested on Martin County warrant


ByEric Kopp
Okeechobee News
A local alcohol and drug abuse
counselor was arrested late last
week in Okeechobee on an arrest
warrant issued out of Martin Coun-
ty.
Michael Lewandowski, 59, U.S.
441 S.E., was arrested by Detective
M.D. Faulkner of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) on
a warrant charging him with tam-
pering with a witness. He was
booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail under a bond of
$50,000. He posted bond and has
been released.
According to Sergeant Steve
Cummings, from the warrants


division of the Martin County Sher-
iff's Office (MCSO), the charge
filed against Lewandowski stems
from alleged threats made against
a purported victim in an earlier
case.
In that chase, Lewandowski
was charged on March 14 with
burglary of an occupied dwelling,
battery and domestic battery.
Those charges were later dropped.
However, the most recent
arrest warrant was issued after the
counselor at the Lamb of God in
Okeechobee came up on Jeffrey
Satterwhite, an alleged victim in
the March 14 incident, and report-
edly threatened him, said Sgt.
Cummings.


Submitted to Okeechobee News/Division or f-orestry
Division of Forestry planes dumped 7,200 gallons of fire
retardant on a 45-acre wildfire Sunday afternoon in Indian'
River County. Smoke closed down a portion of 1-95 from
Highway 60 to County Road 512 in Sebastian as firefighters
battled the blaze.


Wildfires
Continued From Page 1
in crops. It's really bad out there
right now. Every morning we
know we will be out there battling
wildfires." He went on to explain
that the fires are causing more than
just fire damage. "We are receiving
a lot of asthmatic and respiratory
calls and many traffic accidents
due to low visibility," stated Lt.
Manger. "Between these fires
down here and the ones burning in
Indian River and north of Okee-
chobee, it is no surprise that the
smoke reached into Okeechobee
County," said Lt. Manger.
As reported on the front page of
the May 12 issue of the 'Okee-
chobee News' by Audrey Black-
well, Melissa Eunice, wildfire miti-
gation specialist with the state
Division of Forestry in Stuart, stated
that a cold front coming into the
area Friday would bring dry air and
strong, gusty winds, increasing the
fire danger.
"Hopefully, we will get heavy
rainfall that can help mitigate the
fire danger. However, heavy rainfall
comes with heavy lightning that
adds to the risk of fire caused by
lightning strikes," she said.
The skies darkened early Mon-
day afternoon and the wind picked
up at the state park causing con-
cern to those in the area. A state
law enforcement officer told an
'Okeechobee News' reporter that it
was not safe to be in the park area
with the weather changing. Jose
Zaragoza; editor of the South Lake
division of Independent News was
also turned away from the fires at
the south of the lake due to safety


issues. Rain is expected within the
next 24-28 hours and should help
in extinguishing the fires.
By 3:15 p.m. Monday after-
noon, Division of Forestry officials,
stated that the fire in the Kissim-
mee Prairie Preserve State Park
was 90 percent under control as
rain began to sprinkle the area.
"Residents should be aware
that a wildfire can occur at any
time. Florida's wildfire season is 12-
months long," said Florida Division
of Forestry supervisor Joe Spataro.
"Residents living in or near areas
close to flammable vegetation
should make their homes as safe
as possible from the threat of wild-
fires by following FIREWISE guide-
lines. FIREWISE guidelines suggest
that structures should be surround-
ed by a buffer zone extending at
least 30 feet. This area should be
free of highly flammable vegetation
and well-maintained. Leaves, pine
needles and twigs should be
removed from roofs and gutters.
Flammable materials including
wood, vehicles and propane tanks
.should not be stored next to the
house."
In the Friday news article, Ms.
Eunice also suggested, "Be on the
lookout and watch for lightning
strikes. The way you protect your
property for a fire is the same as for
a hurricane. :Clean debris off the
roof, prune trees and limbs and
make sure you have a water
source."
Currently Okeechobee is not on
burn restrictions. The Division of
Forestry is currently, however,
restricting burn authorizations to
citrus piles only. For information on
burn authorizations contact the
Division of Forestry at (863) 462-
5160.


Sgt. Cummings said a report by
MCSO Sergeant Mark Nield indi-
cated that Mr. Satterwhite was rid-
ing his bicycle on the bridge just
south of Indiantown when
Lewandowski allegedly
approached him and made threats
against him about filing those
charges against him. -
According to an arrest affidavit
by MCSO Deputy Tom Cuty, he
arrested Lewandowski at 10:08
a.m. on Tuesday, March 14, after
he forced his way into a Hobe
Sound residence. The deputy's
affidavit states that Lewandowski
began punching Mr. Satterwhite in
the face as he was asleep in a bed-
room. The blows, wrote the


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and oodles" of telephones calls
to try to -get the project rolling.
He said the project was held up
waiting for rail and then waiting
for ballast.
Piles of material are now
stacked at each crossing.
Total estimated costs of the
repairing both crossings is
between $235,000 and $240.000.
However, CSX will bill the coun-
ty for the actual cost for the
repairs. The county has budget-


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deputy, left scratches and red
marks about the man's face.
The deputy went on to say that
Lewandowski also pushed his
wife, Gail Lewandowski, down as
she tried to stop him from entering
the home.
He was booked into the Martin
County Jail under a bond of
$42,750, and bonded out the next
day.
As of Monday morning, May 15,
the state attorney's office in Martin
County had not received the
paperwork regarding
Lewandowski's latest arrest.
Because of that, a prosecuting
attorney has not been assigned to
the case.


ed funds to pay for these repairs.
Mr. Threewits said signs
warning motorists of the con-
struction work should go this
week or next week.
"The county is not the
holdup," asserted commissioner
Elvie Posey, whose district
includes both crossings.
We've been on them for at
least two years," he added.
Mrs. Wehling wrote a letter to
the editor of the Okeechobee
News critical of the county for
the condition of the crossings.
However, after learning all the
facts, she said she wishes to
apologize to the county.


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News Briefs

Meeting on stormwater issue slated
OKEECHOBEE A meeting to discuss the planning process for a
stormwater master plan, as well as identifying problem areas and pos-
sible flooding solutions, will be held Wednesday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m.
at the Okeechobee County Civic Center on U.S. 98 N.
Officials from Okeechobee County, the City of Okeechobee and the
South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will be 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
citizens.
For information, contact the Okeechobee County Engineering
Department at (863) 763-1811.

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

Loans help replace storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc. has
received $500,000 for the HOME Again Loan Program, which helps
homeowners with replacement of their hurricane damaged or
destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will help applicants who meet the fol-
lowing criteria:
You owned your home in Okeechobee County and it was your
primary residence during hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004.
You have been unable to fix your home due to a lack of insurance
or other assistance.
Your gross household income is at or below the following levels:
one person in the household $24,000; two persons $27,650;
three persons $31,100; four persons $34,550; five persons -
$37,300; six persons $40,100; seven persons $42,850; and, eight
persons $45,500.
Interviews for applications for this program are by appointment
only. To make an appointment for an interview, call Jessie Vazquez at
(863) 467-5525. The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing Inc. office is
open a.m. until 4 p.m., Mondaythrough Friday.


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tendent of schools, quoted this old
saying to introduce her opening
remarks regarding the evening's
theme "Cruising to Excellence".
Continuing with her nautical
theme, Dr. Cooper stated that
Okeechobee schools have set their
course and set sail for achieving
excellence. She referred to the stu-
dents as passengers that safely and
successfully reach the shore. The
school board was compared to a
lighthouse. She also paid tribute to
business partners and parents who
keep us afloat and compared prin-
cipals to captains of individual
ships.
Gaye Carlton, school board
member who was on the commit-
tee to select the school related
employee of the year, called the
committee's job an "enjoyable and
difficult task" and that she was
impressed with all the candidates.
Kelly Owens, school board
member and former teacher, who
was on the selection committee for
teacher of the year, said she
enjoyed going to the schools and
observing the teachers. She said
that all the committee members
have a newfound appreciation for
what the teachers do. "You are
truly achieving excellence," she
said of the teacher of the year can-
didates.


Before presentation of the
awards, the guests viewed a slide
presentation featuring the nomi-
nees for each position in their work
environments.
.School board member Joe
Arnold presented Central Elemen-
tary School Principal Randy Paul-
son with a plaque commemorat-
ing the fact that this year's teacher
of the year is on his faculty.
Mrs. Kennedy, a 1986 graduate
of Okeechobee High School,
attended Indian River Community
College and received a bachelor of
arts degree in elementary educa-
tion from the University of Central
Florida, Orlando in 1991. Since
1995, she has been teaching at
Central.
"I guess I've known most of my
life I wanted to be a teacher," she
said. Mrs. Kennedy paid tribute to
teachers over the years that influ-
enced her life. She recalled the
kindergarten teacher who gave her
a blue ribbon for coloring a red
apple. Her third grade teacher invit-
ed everyone to her house for a
spaghetti dinner. Her fifth grade
teacher let the students bring their
favorite records to school and play
them on his record player before
class began. "We are teaching
more than the state required cours-
es, we are teaching life skills," Mrs.
Kennedy asserted.
"We need to work to create a
positive learning environment in
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achieve excellence." "Mrs.
Kennedy is an educator that exem-
plifies commitment, dedication
and high expectations for her stu-
dents, qualities of an excellent
teacher," wrote Mr. Paulson in his
recommendation letter."
"First grade teachers have the
most understated job teaching
kids to read, stated Michelle
Prichard, Central Elementary
School's teacher of the year in
1995, in her recommendation letter
for Mrs. Kennedy. "Mrs. Kennedy is
responsible for many readers in
Okeechobee County she makes
learning spectacular."
Mrs. Windham, a 33 and half
year employee of the school sys-
tem trains bus drivers to run daily
routes. She also trains teachers,
coaches and school administrators
to transport students to field trips
and sporting events. She serves as
the district's safety monitor contin-
uously evaluating driving proce-
dures and making suggestions for
improvements.
"Of utmost importance in her
recognition is the fact that Carolyn
Windham's heart is for the safety of
our children," wrote Dr. Cooper in
her recommendation letter. "Mrs.
Windham has stated many times
that the real test of drivers' readi-
ness is whether or not she would
allow them to transport her grand-
children."
"This person truly loves and
cares about what she does and is


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genuinely unaware that she is mak-
ing a tremendous difference in the
lives of many," stated, Louise Piper
supervisor of transportation, in her
recommendation letter.
Nominees for teacher of the
year were Debra Tilton, Everglades
Elementary School, Jacque Hayes,
Exceptional Student Education,
Tammy Wright, New Endeavor
High School, Patti Canevari, North
Elementary School, Brian Dryden,
Okeechobee Freshman Campus,
Fran McKee, Okeechobee High
School, Nichole Kamphuis, Osceo-
la Middle School, Cheryl Biebel,
Seminole Elementary School,
Carol Linn, South Elementary
School and Nathan Owen, Yearling
Middle School.
School related employee of the
year candidates were, Judy
LaFlam, Central Elementary
School, Bertie Lowry, Everglades
Elementary School, April Moegen-
burg, New Endeavor High School,
Rebecca Raulerson, North Elemen-
tary School; Lee Cothern, Okee-
chobee Freshman Campus, Linda
Vick, Okeechobee High School,
Terry Turbeville, Osceola Middle
School, Jane Frish, Seminole Ele-
mentary School, Priscilla Rhodes,
South Elementary School and
Melissa Brewer, Yearling Middle
School.
Entertainment for the evening
was furnished by the California Toe
Jam Band that provided music
from the "baby boomer" era.


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Environmentalist students, Latisha Yates, Wesley Spivey, Eric Interiano
concluded that their prestige project would be called 'The Holiday Inn.'


Submitted to the Okeechobee News
The Love Shack was named for the project completed by students, (back row left to right)
Elvis Portocarrero, Mitchell Comfort and Casey Hoover. In the front row from left to right are:
Miquel Carillo. Marshall McMillan, Adam Hood, and Brandon Dukes.


The Wood Hood was created by OHS students from back left to right including Daniel James,
Kyle Schomaker, and Brian Martin, front left to right, Sara Esque, Victor Yanez, Virgil Barrett,
Susanna Serrano, and Priscilla Orozco.


The duo of Caesar Romero and Sandy Torres skillfully designed and
project with a designer name "The Gucci Club.'


OHS Students from back row left to right, Nicole Henry. Kindra Gruber, Britney Suit. Sam
Meja, Paublo Landaverde, Jerard English, and Stephen Rudea (sitting) brilliantly named their
wood duck box to concur with the wetlands in which in will be placed. The group agreed that
"The Quack House." is an original.



OHS students and landfill



partner in wildlife project


Mrs. Scott's Environmental Sci-
ence students helped Okeechobee
Landfill fulfill a wildlife e habilat
enhancement project. The com-
pans has been certified by the
Wildlife Habitat Council since
2003. In their 2005 renewal certifi-
cation, Okeechobee Landfill pro-
posed to construct wood duck
boxes with local youth. Okee-
chobee Landfill \ill erect these
boxes throughout their various
wetland preservation areas.
Mrs. Scott's students discussed
wood ducks before they helped


create additional homes for the
creatures Waste Managernenr
community outreach representa-
tie Jenny Stewart explained si'-. e-
al aspects about the project t': tl "
students. For example, the SIju-
dents learned that the ducks n,':d
and prefer roughly\ textured (ood
They also discovered the lunciihon
of the larger piece of txood that
serves, as the lead is to' pre' entl
rain from running do\\ irnto tilh
entrance hole Students conclud-
ed that the holes drilled in to the
floor of the boxes serve -as


diainage
Mrs Scott's class listened as
Sti%%art briefed them on ho\\ to
cornsruct the boxes. Then the\ all
~ot ked together neasui ing,
marking lines, holding pieces
stean]\ drilling holes ad'i hammer-
inm nails until thty held the lin-
ished product. Classes posed \ith
the boxes the\ created and
named Oteechobee Landlill is
cratelulI o Okeechotee High
.chool, Mrs. Scott and especially\
her hardworking students for mak-
ing this project fun and successful.


OHS students, Noah Underwood, Ashley Sandlin, and Jeff
and gave it the renowned name 'The Redneck Duck Club.'


Community Events

Martha's House office has moved
Martha's House Administrative and Outreach Office have moved to
their new location at 103 N.W. Fifth St., Suites 4 and 5, next door to the
Medicine Shoppe.
CAP looking for senior members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Aux-
iliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and cadets
are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18
are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and pro-
vide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil Air
Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet pro-
grams. Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish
these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior
member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Opera-
tions Center, (863) 763-3212.


Memorial Tribute for
STEVEN MICHAEL WEISSER
Age 55, who died
May 2, 2006
in the Tampa area.
An informal gathering of
friends & faniilv wil be
S hosted by his dear friend
Rita Zeller,
Saturday, May 20th
from 2 5 p.m.
-at 9340 Hwy. 78 West,
Okeechobee



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SPEECH: I attended the teacher banquet Saturday night, and I really
enjoyed the speech that the district teacher of the year gave. It was a
heartfelt speech and she said it with a lot of feeling. You could tell that
being a teacher is her passion, and what she was born to do. It was
really nice and I really enjoyed myself.

IMMIGRANTS: I agree with what the person wrote about wanting
to change the words to the National Anthem I don't think they
should do it. They're in America now, not Mexico. And it is true that the
immigrants do send the money they earn to Mexico to help. And about
that lady who sent that letter to the editor about "Tolerence needed of
other cultures"; well, my family has too gone through a lot being Mexi-
can-Americans and we didn't even cross the border. We were born
in Texas. I graduated high school and I didn't get any scholarships for
being an American. Unlike the immigrants that get everything for free.
My kids have finished high school and they didn't qualify for any schol-
arships for being a Mexican-American, unlike the immigrants who get
everything for just being immigrants. Is that fair? I'm so sick and tired
of listening to people brag about themselves and how hard they had it.
By the way, I wasn't at the park marching because I'm an American.

BROADBAND SERVICE: Our county commissioners need to work
with our telephone providers to bring broadband service to areas out-
side the city. We've waited far too long for this service and it is now
putting our people at a disadvantage. If we want to attract business
and jobs to the area, we need to have the technical infrastructure. How
are we setting our town up to compete with the world? An example:
right now, there are several airlines hiring work-from-home folks to
man their reservations lines. Wouldn't this be a great employment
solution for some of our rural families? These companies won't work
with satellite high speed internet service is too unreliable. Then
there's the public safety systems that would benefit from county-wide
high speed service. Commissioners, let's get working on a dependable
broadband system for the entire county.


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Community Events

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

Interviews slated for new director a
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.

Class of '87 plans 20th reunion
The class of 1987 is planning their 20th year high school
reunion for October 2006. Addresses are needed from all class
members. Please send information' via e-mail to:
ohsl987reunion@hotmail.com

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

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





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Letter to the Editor


Levels of lake
must be kept low
It was with great concern that
residents of Hendry County read
stories this week regarding safety
issues related to the Herbert
Hoover Dike surrounding Lake
Okeechobee. Reports of the
potential for disastrous conse-
quences to the people of Hendry
County resulting from breeches in
the dike are an issue that must be
addressed at all levels.
I applaud the leadership of
Governor Jeb Bush for bringing
the public safety issues related to
Lake Okeechobee to the fore-
front. We, as public officials, have
a responsibility to do what is nec-
essary to protect the lives and the.
property of those we serve. It will
take a united effort among the
local, state and federal govern-
ment to ensure that everything
possible is done to provide as safe
an environment as possible to our
constituents. It is our duty to do
no less.
The likelihood of the failure of


the Herbert Hoover Dike increas-
es as water levels rise in Lake
Okeechobee. During the rainy
season, the Corps of Engineers
often must make releases from
the lake to keep lake levels in
check. The Corps is working on a
plan that could keep the lake
lower year-round, and expects to
publish a draft in July and put the
plan into effect in January.
While we support managing
the lake at a lower level, with the
recent report of the potential for
dike failure, we believe it
behooves the Corps to keep levels
within the lake low enough dur-
ing this coming rainy season so as
not to threaten the dike's integrity.
With these critical public safe-
ty issues in mind, it was also with
great concern that we read of the
intention of the City Council
members of the City of Sanibel to
pursue legal action against the
agencies responsible for making
releases from Lake Okeechobee.
Council members have indicated
that they will request an injunc-
tion to have releases to the
Caloosahatchee River stopped to


Upcoming Events

Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the
public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security.Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
5261.'
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.
Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, howto see your
world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive. Registration
is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information.
Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
The Widowand Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at7 p.m. The public is invited to
participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, contact
Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Uons Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member
is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at
7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice building located at 41.1 S.E. Fourth Si. in Okeecnobee. Everyone
is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church, 3055
S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group meets
in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave., from
5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is another meet-
ing from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beauty Salon
located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public service pro-
gram to help women with cancer by teaching them beauty techniques to
diminish appearance-related side effects of treatment. R.S.V.R to (863)
467-2096 or (863) 763-8833.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30 p.m.
They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For information,
call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.

Thursday
Cancer Support Group will meet on the third Thursday of the month to
help and encourage women who have been diagnosed with cancer. The
meeting will be held at the American Red Cross office at 323 N. Parrott Ave.
from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call Janet Topp at (863) 824-2899.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of Our
Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for a pot
luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger Civic Center.
For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for informa-
tion.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For informa-
tion call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-
2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until
noon. 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 from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family caregivers, and
is facilitated by Enid Boutrin M.S.W. of Hospice of Okeechobee, and Laura
Zel, L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The meeting is from 2 until 3
p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information or to reserve your place in the
group, call (863) 467-2321. Free respite care is available for your loved one
while you are in group at Dunklin Assisted Living/Adult Day Care, 407 N.W.
Second Ave. For information about respite care, call Lou at (863) 763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice 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 care-
givers 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.


protect the waters around Sanibel
Island.
We in Hendry County under-
stand the incredible stress that the
Caloosahatchee Estuary has
experienced over the past several
years. The numerous hurricanes
and heavy rains have affected all
of us, and given us a greater
understanding of the link
between the coastal and lake
regions. Hendry County residents,
like the residents in Lee County
and Sanibel Island, want to pre-
serve the precious natural envi-
ronment that we all enjoy. We fish
in your estuary, stay in your hotels
and shell on your islands.
We, too, are a part of South-
west Florida.
We understand the worry of
Sanibel Island residents who do
not want to see the degradation of
their waters. What we cannot
understand is the relief that they
seek results in a potentially life
threatening prospect for lake
region residents. We cannot pro-
tect environmental resources at
the potential cost of human life.
That is not acceptable.


While the fixes to the problems
that we experience in the lake and
estuary will not happen overnight,
we are encouraged by the action
we see occurring in our back yard.
The South Florida Water Manage-
ment District broke ground on a
reservoir in Hendry County that
will hold excess water so high
level discharges will be less likely
to occur. While the benefits of this
reservoir will be experienced by
the lake and coastal regions alike,
the cost of removing over 10,000
acres of taxable land is being
assumed by Hendry County.
We will continue to work with
the various state agencies and the
federal government to promote
and implement environmental
restoration projects and will
robustly demand that public safe-
ty issues will be afforded the high-
est priority.
We hope, too, that all govern-
ments and residents of Southwest
Florida will do the same.
DarrellR. Harris
chairman,
Hendry County
Board of County Commissioners


Community Events

City Council to issue proclamation
On Tuesday, May 16, the Okeechobee City Council will present
a proclamation declaring May 20 as Jimmie Scott Osceola'Day.
, The council meets in their chambers on the second floor of City
Hall, 55 S.E. Third Ave. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.
Meeting on stormwater issue slated
A meeting to discuss the planning process for a stormwater
master plan, as well as identifying problem areas and possible
flooding solutions, will be held Wednesday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m.
at the Okeechobee County Civic Center on U.S. 98 N. Officials
from Okeechobee County, the City of Okeechobee and the South
Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will be hosting the
public meeting. Area residents will be able to fill out a question-
naire concerning stormwater problems in their area, which will
help project managers create a plan that will best address the
concerns of citizens For information, contact the Okeechobee
County Engineering Department at (863) 763-1811.

Church hosting revival
A revival with Brother Larry Nix will be held May 17 through
May 19 at 7 p.m. at the Haven of Rest Pentecostal Church, 180
N.W. Third St. For information, call Pastor Tom Velie at (863) 357-
3053.
Book discussion group to meet
Friends of the Okeechobee Library book discussion group 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. Every-
one who likes to read and discuss books, islnvited: For informa-:
tion, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980,-, ,

Chamber Coffee Klatch slated
Preferred Properties, 3126 U.S. 441 S., will host this month's
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch on
Thursday, May 18, at 8 a.m. For information, call (863) 763-8222.
Main Street plans mixer
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 present his paintings. Joe Dan Osceola will tell stories that
relive Indian history.
Business women group plans luncheon
The Okeechobee Business Women's Referral Networking
luncheon meeting will be held Friday, May 19, at 11:30 a.m. at the
Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2401 U.S. 441 S.E.

Methodist men to host fish fry
The men's group from the First United Methodist Church will
host a fish fry on Friday, May 19, at the church, 200 N.W. Second
St. The meal will include fried fish, grits, cole slaw, hushpuppies
and desert for a donation of $5 per meal. Tickets are available at
the church office. For information, call (863) 763-4021.

Benefit planned for burn victim
Barbecue chicken dinners will be sold Friday, May 19, at 504
N.E. Sixth Ave. for Jennifer Bussey, who was severely burned.
Dinners can be either picked up or delivered between 11 a.m.
until 1 p.m. Tickets cost $7 a dinner and can be purchased at the
First Baptist Church office, 401 S.W. Fourth St., or by calling Shan-
non Lightsey at (863) 634-7214.
Church of God hosting revival
The North Okeechobee Church of God, 15949 N.W. 30th Ter-
race, will hold a revival with Evangelist Ann Rogers on Saturday,
May 20, and Sunday, May 21. Saturday services will begin at 7
p.m. Sunday services will be at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 634-0344.

IRCC hosting children's conference
Childcare providers, educators and parents are invited to par-
ticipate 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 tourna-
ment Saturday, May 20, at the Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club, 405 N.E. 131st 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.oakviewbaptist.org; 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 entertain-
ment.

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, entertainment 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 will be
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday,May 12,
through Thursday,May 18, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Mission Impossible
3" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2,4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m. Monday
at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
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
at2,4:15, 7and9 p.m.
Theatre III "Hoot"(PG) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7and9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
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For information, call (863) 763-
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Briefs

Consumer credit
counseling offered
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) 330-2227.

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 Christ-
ian romances and 575 videos. Pre-
pare a paper on comparative reli-
gion, a book report, programs for
men, women or children, a craft
project or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem, the same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we can
and do preview our media. Cur-
rently, the library is staffed Sunday
from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.,
and Wednesday evening from 6
until 8 p.m. Contact Doris Entry at
(863) 467-1548.

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

Library hosting
computer classes
The Heartland Library Coopera-
tive is a six library cooperative serv-
ing Highlands, Hardee, DeSoto and
Okeechobee counties. The Heart-
land Library Cooperative will be
holding basic and advanced com-
puter 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 communi-
cate via e-mail with friends and rel-
atives. The more advanced com-
puter class will teach how to keep
the computer clean and how to
send pictures. You may also con-
tact your local libraries for these
same classes. In Okeechobee, call
(863) 763-3536 or contact Gabriell
Turner, information tech trainer, at
gabi@myhlc.org.


Child Find
helps kids
Your local Florida Diagnostic
and Learning Resources System
(FDLRS) Center now offers a serv-
ice known as Child Find. Child Find
helps find and identify children up
to 21 years of age who may need
special education services. The pri-
mary focus is on 3- and 4-year-old
children not yet in a school setting.
Child Find provides free screenings
on speech and language, develop-
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HOME DAY CARE- has open-
ings Call (863)467-7295
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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. ,
STUFFED TOY- Found on
1/4/06 on the Lake Okeecho-
bee Scenic trail. Taylor Creek
/Jaycee Park 863-357-0448
ZIPPO LIGHTER, engraved,
found in Okeechobee DOF
parking lot. Call to identify.
(863)357-0448

BULL MASTIFF- Male
130-1401bs. Missing bottom
K-9. Vic. E. Palomar & S. Edge
Water 863-673-2113 Reward
DOG, Min. Schnauzer, light
gray female, "Abby", was in
car accident on SR 80. RE-
WARD $1000 (407)718-0958
DOG, Min. Schnauzer, light
gray female, "Abby", was in
car accident on SR 80.
REWARD. (407)718-0958
DOGS, Neutered male chihua-
hua & female beagle in Muse
area. (863)674-0874 or
(239)425-7016.
Pug, tan & black, male, 18
mos. old, vic. of Buckhead
Ridge on 5/10. REWARD!
Please call (863)763-4702

CAT- 12yrs old, blk, w/whi
markings, F, spayed, very
friendly, prefer adults w/no
pets (863)675-6205
CATS, (3) 8 mos. old males, 1
black/white, 1 white w/blue
eyes & 1 Siamese mix w/blue
eyes. (863)763-8318
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.
(863)467-2474
KITTENS, 3 to good home, 1
female & 2 males. About 8 or
9 weeks old. (863)673-5206


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KITTENS- 4 very cute, to good
homes only (863)763-1893
ask for Bob
KITTENS- FREE Lovable.
Ready on 5/23/06.
(863)467-8464


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



CARPENTERS NEEDED
Steady Local Work
Must have Transportation
Call (863)634-4544
CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 772-370-1779
Get a quick response to
any item you may be sell-
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LYKES BROS., INC.
RANCH DIVISION

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 possess a
high school diploma or equivalent, have
knowledge of agricultural equipment. Must
-beable to efficiently communicate in Englishl
(oral and written), have excellent math skills,i
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:
LYKES BROS. INC.
106 SW CR. 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Attn: Lorry Hogue
Fax # (863)763-6159
Or come fill out application at above
address
Monday-Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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


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


Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified.Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North

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LOOKING FOR QUALITY CHILDCARE STAFF
Must have a love for Children and the capability to meet
all childcare requirements. CDA/CDL a plus
Call Ms. Kizzy (8631357-1400


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The Okeechobee News is seeking an Ad
Services Team Member. -This is a part time
position that could lead to full time
employment.
The right applicant will:
Have advanced PC computer skills
Have good people skills
Be a team player
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Be able to handle pressure
: Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle deadlines
Have previous sales experience with a
proven track record
Desire to be successful
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in:
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Adobe Acrobat
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay based on experience
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer



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


HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

NEED A GOOD JOB?
Career opportunity for a motivated dedicated
person who is willing to accept responsibility
in return for good wages, benefits and respect.
Bi-lingual, computer skills, and friendly per-
sonality a plus. Call 357-2442 for interview.
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Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442


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Exp. A/C Installer/ HELPER NEEDED- for install-
Service Tech ing Hurricane Shutters,
Clean DL; Pay based on $10.00 /hr to start, will train.
experience. (863)467-4442 6pm-9pm,
Call (863)467-9900
Find it master. Sell it soon-
er in the classifieds

Do-It-Yourself Ideas


ME'-
Animated Windmill
Built primarily from fir plywood, this decorative
farm-style animated windmill responds to even light
breezes with four blades and a vane, For a touch of
whimsy, as the wind turns the blades it drives a
whirligig shaped like a merry old carpenter sawing a
log. The completed windmill stands nearly 7 feet tall
at the tip of the uppermost blade and measures about
20 inches wide at the base.
Animated Windmill plan (No. 694) . $9.95
Whirligigs Package (No. C96)
Three projects incl. 694 . $20.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $4.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
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clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
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LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat.
863)94.6-1742.$750 wk +tips
LEAD TEACHER POSITION
For Infant Classroom
Call Wendy at Faith Academy
PreSchool (863)763-8800
PALMDALE OIL COMPANY
DRIVERS NEEDED:Class A
Hazemat & Tanker.
Medical Benefits, Retirement,
Vacation & Bonus Programs.
Call (863)763-3617

Praxair, A World Leader in
Industrial Gases is now
hiring for various positions
in our fill plant facility.
Exc. healthcare benefits,
matching 401 K 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.
DFWP.

PROJECT
COORDINATOR
Construction Company
seeking someone with at
least 3 years experience in
the construction and/or
building material industry.
Product knowledge,
computer skills,
professionalism and an
outgoing personality a must.
Must be able to work closely
with customers.
Excellent pay and benefits
available.
Fax resume to
863-763-4455


HELP WANTED
Local cleaning
S company seeking
F IULLTIME/PiuiTIMIE
S employees. GOOD PAY.
3 Shifts, 3:30pm-11pm,
4-11pm, 5-11pm. Mon. -
Fri., 1 Sat. per mo. day-
time. Must have valid FL
DL, trans. to & from
> work, no criminal record.
For Application call
863-763-0002
DFWP/EOE


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SOD INSTALLER/
SUPERVISOR, Full Time
Competitive pay & benefits.
Must have a Class A CD
License. Port St. Lucie area.
(561)310-0965
SUPERVISORS/:
TOLL COLLECTORS
Starting @ $7.75-
772-429-1454
TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED:
Class A CDL. For Wrecker &
Low Boy Semi's. Apply atiBMJ
Towing 419 SW 2nd Ave.
Shop here flrsti
The classmfIed ads



BABYSITTER NEEDED in Buck'
Head Ridge Area for 41/ yr.
old child. Light Housekeeping
required. (863)227-4434"
BASINGER AREA, P/T Horse
Exerciser: Experienced English
pleasure rider for exercising
horses needed 3 days a week.
Mornings only. Call M-F
6am-3pm (863)763-4723
OKEECHOBEE HEALTHY
START COALITION
is searching for Childbirth Edu-
cators. Applicants must
have State and National Cer-.
tification. Bi-Lingual a plus.
Contact Carol Staley,
(863)462-5877

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



Companion/Caregiver, for you
or loved one. Will do house-
keeping. Low rates & exc. refs.
Call Karen (863)763-2990

Financial


NOTICE
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.




3irst remium
financial Services
Wyman "Pitt" Pittman
Ventrell Bouie
Credit Repair
Tax Services Notary
Fast Reliable
Confidential
812 E. North Park St.
Okeechobee, FL
Office: (863) 763-9400
Fax: (863) 763-9413
wpittt@earthlink.net


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ALUMINUM DIVISION OF
O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
18631634-2044



RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
:-:l0 coaling. Repair to
Moiile Homes & more
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 &# 5698



JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863467-4734


Merchandise


Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
6450
MIscella6eous 655
Musical Instruensts 660
Office SuppGeW
Equipment .665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
IHestaurant ,
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sawing Machine 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
T1levision/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659


HUNGARIAN HAY WAGON,
antique, great for decoration
store or farm, $2500
(863)467-1322
WAGON WHEELS, Hungarian
(100) wooden, $75
863)467-1322


ELECTRIC/PROPANE
REFRIGERATOR, 6 cu. ft.,
new. Get ready for hurri-
canes. $750 (239)297-4006
FREEZER- Kenmore upright,
excellent condition, works
great. $125 (239)690-2055
REFRIGERATOR- White, Ken-
more 22 cu ft. Bottom freez-
er with ice maker, Exc cond,
$150. cash 863-357-3026-
SM REFRIGERATOR- apt. size,
9 cu ft, GE, runs good, $35
(863)467-7838
WASHER & DRYER, Amana
washer & Kenmore Dryer.
$100 for both. (863)357-6315
WASHER & DRYER, Used 4
mos. $200 or best offer.
(863)634-7109 ask for
Shannon.
WASHER- needs belt $50
(239)292-7509
WASHER/DRYER- Stacked,
Large capacity. Like new.
Moving, Paid. $1000. Asking
$475. Okee. 863-634-9620


COFFEE POT- 10 cup Farber
Ware, like new, $20
(863)467-8681



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



ALUMINUM AWNING- 11,
Various sizes, 12' to 4', Ask-
Ing $500 for all
863-634-8608.
CARPORT PIPE TRUSSES
(10) 2%" In Diameter x 13.6"
Long. (863)763-8872
CHAIN LINK GATE, 15ft. with
post & hanging hardware.
$ 00 1239i810-2821
MEDICINE CABINETS (2),
White, 3 shelves, towel bar,
mirrored door. 30" x 16".
$10/both. (863)763-4098
ROOFING PANELS Alum., 6,
5 @ 10'x4', 1 @ 10'x18",
$600. Call 863-634-8608.
SHINGLES, (10) bundles 3-
tab. $75 (863)805-0272
Clewiston


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


BABY BLANKETS, $50 for-all
or will separate.
(863)467-81-23
PLAYPEN, Eddie Bauer Pack
'n Play w/vibration, bassinet,
changing table & play center.
Like new. $80 (863)763-4271


HARLEY DAVIDSON WEAR,
ladies & means all leather,
several items, $800 for all or
willsell sep..(863)467-4253
PROM GOWN, Full length,
baby blue, size 20. Still has
tags on it Paid $400, will sac-
dfice $175. (863)763-3451


FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
CARDS(3-400 Racing &
Comic, late 8Os early 90s
Exc: cond. $400 neg.
863)763-8943
MICKEY MANTLE: 1st. Home
Run Card, Stand & Plaque.
$28 will sep. (863)467-1484
PLATES 12, '94 Betty Boop,
Danberry Mint, America's
.Sweetheart, mint cond.,
$300. (772)342-1967
SALT- n- PEPPER SHAKERS
(1041 Sets) asking $2500
(863)801-4949


COMPUTER SYSTEM, Dell,
Win XP + lots of programs
& games. ,$175.
(863)843-0158
DURON 1300- 12gb HD, 256
Mem, keybrd, mouse,
spkrs, Corel Draw 8, ex
cond. $239 (863)763-4376
LAPTOP, 1995 Toshiba
330CDX 64mb ram. $300
(863)763-8391


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


ANTIQUE BUTTERFLY
DRESSER AND MIRROR-
w/matching sleigh bed, $200
(863)357-1867
BEDROOM SET, 5-piece, baby
gid. Solid wood, white & pink.
Good condition. $650 email:
audreykylie@yahoo.com
BEDROOM SUITE, Beautiful, 6
pc. w/Sealy Posturepedic
Mattress: Antique Beige Col-
or. $1000. (863)763-9410
BR SUITE- Ethan Allen, pine, 2
chest w/bookshelf, desk, 3
position bed, bunk, trundle,
twin $395 (863)675-7664
BUNK BED- beautiful, custom
made, all in one, w/desk &
dresser, solid wood $750
(863)675-7306
BUNK BED, Twin, over desk,
steel frame, no mattress, like
new. $100 (772)597-4305
CHEST OF DRAWERS, 5
drawer, very good cond.,
$20. (863)635-0474
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
3 shelves, 2-piece. $650
(863)763-8943
CURIO CABINET, Glass cas-
ing. Good shape. $160
(863)357-0125
DINETTE SET, 7 piece, heavy
pine. $400 (863)673-3585


DINING ROOM SET- Pecan ta-
ble w/3 leafs, 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.
(863)763-8028
DINING ROOM TABLE, 100
yrs. old, $1500 or best offer.
(863)983-3867
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Armoire style. $400
(863)447-1136
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
Oak, 4 x 4. $35
(863)228-7204,
HEADBOARD, Queen. Nice
shape, light wood in color.
$15(863)467-8723
KING SIZE MATTRESS- sup-
port, pillow top, w/boxspring
& frame, good cond. $75
(772)971-9474
LIFT CHAIR, electric and bat-
tery powered, blue, excellent
condition. $340
(863)357-0125
LOVESEAT, beige, cloth,
$1'25. (863)763-5011
POT BELLY PIG BABIES- 1
pair, $75 (863)675-4981 La-
Belle area
RECLINER COUCH & LOVE-
SEAT- w/coffee table, $450
(863)357-1867
Sleeper-Sofa- Queen, Castro
Convertible & 7-ft couch.
$250. Will separate.
LaBelle 239-822-5955
SLEIGH BED- complete, no
mattress, $50
(863)675-7105
SOFA, 5 ft., fair condition. $25
(863)675-3032
TWIN BEDS, w/Simmons deep.
sleep mattress & boxspring
& rails, $20.0.
(863)763-5011
YOUTH BED $40
(863)674-1727


REMINGTON SHOTGUN-
12ga, like hew, $400
(863)697-8785
REVOLVER, Blue Belguim
Browning Baby. Stopped mak-
ing in 1968 A li iri, $.5"-"' ,eg.




HARD CORE GYM cable sys-
tem, w/weights, flys,
down/up bars, legs, nice
i,30 Uri e 18i 31i6i'3 2525
HOME GYM- 2 position, Wel-
der Pro 9940 asking $100,
Call Mac (863)675-3889
La Belle
WEIGHT BENCH, like new. 2
people can work out at same
IiTi,, IJU j IiT,; $600




CERAMIC DISHES Like new,
5-piece place settings for 9
& 8 m-tchin q13-ep Blue
&wrile 35 ,863763.814 q
HIDE A BED, GE MICROWAVE,
SEAR KERO HEATER, KEN-
MORE DEHUMIDIFIER, $350
(863)675-1489



SWING, seat, with cover.
Good condition. $50
(863)675-6556 after 3 p.m.


BLOOD PRESSURE MONI-
TOR- Digital, Wrist, Brand
new. Never been used.
$34.99 (863)467-1120
ELEC MOTORIZED CHAIR-
Alante', 3yrs old, cost $5000
new will sell for $1400
1863)447.213 0
ELEC WHEELCHAIR- 3 wheel
Sonic Pride Mobility, elec. lift.
Excellent cond., hardly used.
$1150 neg. (863)675-2596
LIFT CHAIR, Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949
SCOOTER- Rascal, motorized,
new batt., Bruno Van mount-
ed curbside lift, exc $1195
will sep (856)451-3331
WHEEL CHAIR, Electric, Like
new. Originally Cost $5500,
Asking $900. (863)675-0122
LaBelle
WINCH LIFT power operated
for mobility chair. Like new,
$400/best offer.
(772)342-1967.


55 GAL. STEEL DRUMS- one
side open for burning $80 for
all will sell separately
(863)763-5062
ARCADE GAMES, (2), Miss
Pac Man & Galagh Stand Up
Machines. $1100 will sell
separately. (863)357-2773
CANNING JARS- 12 dozen,
$25 for all (863)675-7306
DAVID BROWN MACHINE,
$1000 or will separate for
parts. (863)983-9908



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


ARIFICAN GRAY- 1 yr old,
Learning to talk. Can be han-
dled. $500. (863)634-9228
BLUE EYED WHITE LION
HEAD BUNNY- $40
(863)675-4981 LaBelle area
RED NOSED PIT BULL PUPS:
$150 each. (863)763-2668


CORGI PUPPIES, AKC, 8 wks.
Champion Bloodlines. $500.
Call (336)909-0740 or email:-
michellebell@yadtel.net
JACK RUSSEL PUPS: Parents
on premises w/papers. $400.
863-467-7049
JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS
PUPPIES, AKC, $350. each.
(863)634-4076
NANDAY CONURE PARROT,
Male w/cage. $160
(863)673-4716
POMERANIAN PUPPIES, 1
male & 1 female, purebred.
$400 (863)673-3585
WEIMARANERS PUPS: AKC,
Champ. lines. All shots. Mom
on site. Conscientious Breed-
er. $700. (772)778-6849



SOLAR PANELS (12), for hot
water heater. $600 :r ,ill
separate. (239)810-2821



ABOVE GROUND POOL- 24FT
Round, all equipment includ-
ed, good cond, $200
(772)778-6849



SEWING MACHINE- $25
(239)292-7509


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



CAR CD PLAYER, Pioneer
DEH-P47DH, Super Tuner,
Retail- $300 Sell $200. (in
Box)- (863)357-0448
JL AUDIO 5.25 COMPONENT
SYSTEM Brjij new, Model
v :P C '...'
123913i0 13r69
STEREO SYSTEM, Fisher, 5
disc COD changer, dual
cassette, etc. $300
(863)357-6315 '


Sharp, 25", with remote,
needs reprogramming, $25.
(863)763-3302
TV, 19", color, no remote. $25
(863)675-3032
WIDESCREEN HDTV 51" Mag-
navox, only 18 mos. old and
work? perfect $600 firm.
1 .)':,'2 2 11 5pm to
9pm
Zenith System 3 Space Com-
niid 19" : 1
T ".' ,.: l;,


B-1 ft LITTLE GIANT A
FRAME LADDER- $800

BISCUIT SYSTEM- :
C ,il i. iT i r, ulr r 1 5HP
(86, :l6 7 .2525
DRILL PRESS:. *I. 1

HOBART STICK WELIEF."
AC 1'C s I, .',0);
(4 .16-4T7-._.j85
PRESSURE WASHER- ..j:I
2( 1(.1 F I 6HP er,.il.,e '}.10(i 1

SAW- 10", Makita Laser, Sblge
compound, Telescopic slide
stand. $500. 863-447-5649/
772-713-6822
SAW- Craftsman 10" com-
pound radial. On table stand.
$200. 863-447-5649 or
772-713-6822
SETTLING TORCH w/oxygen
hoses, cutting torch & braising
tip, $400..(863)763-9527
SHOP VAC- Sears, heavy duty,
12 gal, with attachments, 4
HP, wet/dry, exc cond $30
(863)675-2596


NASCAR RACING WHEEL &
PEDALS- computerized for
Windows 95 or dos. $25 neg
(239)657-4348
REMOTE CONTROL CAR #
RC10 & TRUCK T-Max, 4x4,
Gas Power 2 motors & extras!
$350 will sep. 863-304-5573


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891

Agriculture



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




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


ARAB QUARTERHORSE
GELDING, very spirited,
beautiful, $900 or best offer.
(863)763-4149
HORSE, 8 yrs. old. Gelding
Good horse, great w/kids.
Moving must sell. $2000 or
best offer. (239)633-3649


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PALOMINO- 5 yrs, 15.3 hand,
Barn & pastured, Not a be-,
ginner horse. $1800.
(863)357-1945. Evenings
SADDLE, Bob Marshall, 15.5"-
treeless barrel. Chocolate
suede. 2 mos. old. $750 neg.
(772)263-1178
SADDLE, Bridle & Blanket.
$250 (863)675-4098 even-
ings. LaBelle
THOROUGHBRED MARE, reg-
istered, 12 yrs. old, 16/2
hands, gentle, w/good man-
ners, $1000. (863)763-4149



34 TON LOG SPLITTER, $600,
TroyBilt Tiller 8hp, $600,
Lesco SS Pro Fertilizer
spreader $200, (2) Red
Max Trimmers $95 each,.
(2) Echo Stick Edgers $75,
each, 1 Red Max Back Pack
Blower $200, Black Max 80
gal 220 Air Compressor
525, Miller ac/dc 220 amp'
220 V, elec Stick Welder
$200, Triple lawn trailer
racks $50 (863)234-1230
FINISH MOWER, Bush Hog
Model FTH600, 5ft. wide, ex-
cellent condition. $1100 or
-best offer. (863)763-5137
GRADER / SNOW BLADE, For
John Deere Garden Tractor.
Good condition. $100.
(772)971-9474
INT'L HARVESTER CUB CA-
DET #107, w/mower deck,
antique, exc. cond., $595."
(863)467-6696
JOHN DEERE GATOR- 6x4,
elec dump bed, motor just
tuned and serviced $1995
(863)673-1042
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.
(863)697-3008
RIDING MOWER, MURRAY,
42" Cut., 17.5 hp. Only 1 year
old. 6 spd. $700 or best offer.
(863)635-2976 Frostproof.
RIDING MOWER, Yard King
w/grass catcher. 38" cut, 12hp
Bri,].. &. Stratton engine. $275
i:x';)i76 -5062 ,
RIDING MOWER, Yard Ma-
chine, 11.5hp, 30" cut. $400
(863)467-6475
SNAPPER 30"- $500 Call
(863)517-2077 LaBelle

fLivetoc 085!


FAINTING GOATS (10), Re-
duction. $300 for all or will sell
separately. (863)675-4098


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos.'
Townhouses Rent920
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, Iba. 12 mi.
north of Okeechobee. $575
mo. 1st & sec. No Pets!
(863)467-1717 8:30-3:30
OKEECHOBEE NEW 2BR/1BA
& 1BR/1BA for lease, in-
cludes water, stove, refrig-
erator, dishwasher. No pets
or smoking. Call Robert at
(863)634-7489



OKEECHOBEE- 2br, 2ba, all
appliances, privacy .fence &
patio, $1100 mo + $1100
sec (863)467-1005



OKEECHOBEE, 12.25 Acres
for rent @ $100 per acre. For
farm / agricultural use only.
Call 561-969-1660/798-1960


CBS, 2 Bdrm., 1 Ba. House on
Rim Canal, Large kitchen.
$900 mo. 1st., last & sec.
Please call (863)763-8711
CBS HOUSE, SW Section,
2 BR, 1 BA, 115 SW 9th St.
$750 mo. & $1700 to move
in. (863)634-0512
KINGS BAY, 2BR/2BA, 1 car
garage, CBS home, washer &
dryer, $1100/mo. + 1st, last
& sec. (863)467-6702
NEW HOME: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Tile Liv. Rm., No HOA. $1295.
mo. Lawrence Associates.
1-800-543-2495
Okeechobee, 3BR/1BA, Ig liv-
ing rm, kit. & dining rm, 1
car garage, $849 mo. +
sec. Ref's req'd. Call Kamal
(561)792-9431 7am-10am
or 5pm-11pm
OKEECHOBEE Kings Bay,
3BR/2BA, pool & tennis avail.
Includes water & lawn service.
$1250/mo. (863)763-5137
RIM CANAL, 2BR/1BA avail.
6/10, Furnished, water view,
dock, pool, tennis, no pets.
$1,100 mo. + 1st, last &
sec.
Call (863)634-8757
www.okeeinfo.comVental


HOUSE SHARE IN LAKEPORT
2BR/1BA, Single female pref.,
No kids. $561/mo. Util. incl.
Ref. req. 863-946-0371 Okee.
OKEECHOBEE, Nice area. Rm.
w/priv. bath. House/Pool/Ten-
nis privileges. Must like dogs.
$350 mo. (863)697-1867


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Ssate Recre'ation :mAV0
Real state RIVERRUN RESORT: 3 Bdrm .,SEA-DOO BOMADIER, Runs OLDS INTRIGUE GLS- '2000,
2 Ba. 2002 Homes of Merit great, new trailer. $1000. SUZUKI 3-WHEELER, 1983, Low mi, Leather, Loaded. All
w/lot. Carport. Nice quiet area. (772)342-7304 w/reverse. Runs great. $1000 power, Prem. wheels, Spoil-
1 $105,000. 863-467- 1501 M (863)763-3451 er$9000. (863)697-2906
S$105,00.83-47- 3005 YAMAHA 550 '87, Wave Run-
nl Rlff SN "3010 ner w/trailer, runs good. $575 WOODS JEEP, 4wd, auto., PLYMOUTH SUNDANCE 1989
-S- Ca V 3010 (863)674-0874 or runs good. $1500 $800 or best offer.
CS meal 1005 Jt I-S 3015 2 25-7016 (863)467-9298 (863)467-9051
Property-8al.e 1010 CommercialPro perty, In front Mari nAccessor-e3020 23)45-01(63
ofKingsBay Sub-division, MarineMicellaneou3025YAMAHA PW80,'93 runs PONTIAC GRAND AM- '93,
condom/o d400. New paint job. Needs trans-
T6wnhouses Sale1015 onthe side of441.2 Motorcycles/A. 3030 86357-1576/634-7210 mission. $300.
.,' Sale" 1 O2 acres more or less poit Vhls/ATV 3035mission.i $300.
iakr m .- Sale 1025 $179,000.813-469-5432 AIRBOAT GRASS RAKE, fits (863)467-2894
ng Propertyl0 SunLakeEstatesround nose fiberglass hull, to obiles TOYOTA CAMRY LE WAGON,
iastten t e 1 40 %BELOWMBRIS LOTS (Combee big 0, etc.), $25. '90, V6, $1750.
S alet" 1035 801 25'lots $25-35,000; T863)467-66961(863)357-0506
L e 1040 Okeechobee-NE3rdAve AIR BOAT HAULLS- 2, Fiber
$oe ome 1050 75~02',$16,00; 11000. All offers considered.". Tr"s42
Out of State Toll Freell Lan47 d (863)824-0505 APRILIA RS50 '03- eng. Automobiles 4 05
Property Sale 1055 411@onestoplandsho.com 177" swaped for a 250 2 stroke, Autos Wanted 4010 FORD F350 DUMP TRUCK,
Property Inspection1060 @ones andshop.com BASSBOAT- 85, 17'.7", 150 run and drives exc. $2500 Classic Care 4015 '80, $2500 or best offer.
Real estate Wanted 1065 i Evinrude, Rebuilt approx 1 yr (863)612-0090 Commercial Trucks 4020 863-983-3867
Resort Property- ago, 30hrs. All orig. $2500. 239-810-0022 Construction
Sale 1070 G IIIes (863)634-4818 Equ t 4025
Warehouse Space 1075 GAS TANK- For Boss Hoss ae Car 4030 13
Warfront Property 1080 CAROLINA SKIFF- '01, 17', Motorcycle. $150. or best Four Wheel Drive 4035
Excellent cond. Includes trailer, offer. (863)447-5193 or Heavy Duty Trucks4040
70h Suzuki 4 stroke motor. 763-58 Parts. Rpai 4045 re police vehicle, $3800 or
Mob....... $5900 neg.863-634-2342 HONDA 250 Crusier, 2003, Picup uks 4050 est offer (863)697-1897
lM i~bJl~. e Par 2010 FOUR STAR CUDDY CABIN 90 mpg, excellent condition t rs 400 (772)215-24
Across From Lake Okee. 1Mo piss ;ep! '80- 25ft, w/twin Yamaha $1800. Call (863)517-2077 Tractor Tralersr6 72
New 3/2 CBS Home w/gar. ,MI, ue'u &2P salt water fuel inj. 250 hp LaBelle Utility Trailers 4065 l s
In nice area w/Comm. pool. ' /B's, w/float on trailer, Vans 4070o
High ceilings, Lots of tile, $12,000 (863)4672267 HONDA MAGNA 1985, 700 CLUB CAR,'03, new condi-
Codan Counters, Loads of Mob i nt Hm CC's, 6 Spd., Runs great la- Cton CAR,ndsh'03eld,ne curtainsdi
* JAVELIN- 17',150 hp Mercury $2000. or best offer. Aumobi 40 tion, windshield, curtains,
storage&more. Jent72015cy fans, $2500. (863)697-1350
Move RightIn! $209,900. motor. Trailer included. (863)675-0596/673-2025 or(863)763-2063
Call 561-762-2233 LAKEPLACDLarge3B2BA $4500. or best offer. HON CHEVY CAPRICE WAGON '89,
CBS, '03, 4BR/2BA, 4.73 on 2 acres. 25sminutes from runs, needs work, $600 or Imulate0&8Runs3W ond '97, 3 w heeler
acres, upgraded, $375,000. Okeechobee. Very nice. Jet Boat, Project, 22ft., Bies- best offer, clear title fu.$2250.(865)963-9683 cond, good ba& charger
Call 561-718-7557. Century $1000/mth. 1st, last+ $500 meyer, 454 engine, recondi- (863) 6 12 0090 CHEVY MALIBU '97, Runs $7508 63)97-1350 or
21America's Choice. sec. (863)357-4844 or tioned. Matching galvanized (239)810-0022 good, needs some work. Ask-
(863)801-1851. trailer. $9700(863)674-0898 YAMAHA TTR 125 2002 ing $800 or best offer. Golf Carts, (2), electric, w/2
modeled House. Dbl. Lot. Mobil oPLASTIC BOAT, 10ft., 2-man, Great shape. Well maintained. chargers, run good, body in
Owner Financing $150K. CallI swivel seats, live well, bat- Kick start. $1650. or best of- CHRY. NEW YORKER- '87- bad shape, $900 for both
for more info. (863)467-1967 tery box & galvanized trailer. fer. (863)634-7675 good on 36gas, clean, must be will sell sep. (863)697-8259
J & S ESTATES- 11 yr old LaBelle, '80, 24x56, 3br, 2ba $500 (863)635-5550 YAMAHA TTR 225 2004, $2495 (863)763-5987d Ave
frame house 2BR/2BA, w/gar. In Great shape. New Kit. PROCRAFT 1978, 140 HP Looks & Runs like new.
500 sq ft. Rec. room, Pool, cabinets & floor.$10,000 w/trlr & 78 Challenger II, no $1995. or best offer. FORD FOCUS '02, Green, BEDLINER for Ford F150
Steam cabinet, Sauna cabinet (863)675-4061 motor, both for $2500. (863)634-7675 great condition. Manual trans- shortbed, exc. cond., $200.
NE W 3/2/2 in Everglades Es- Park. Lot rent. $184., (86302)875-5770511 MustS e r, Yamaha, rear, mountedll or(863)610 0 $1000neg.(863 )673-1 501772


states. Quality Built. Screen $18,000. Neg.(863)357-0060 Great for mud! $150 for both. Y AL RIMS
772)59Porch. Sp7-65nklers,8 or 10'x40' FL Room, 14'x24 car- Sea Ox, 20, c/c, fish findeCall Rick. (239)410-3784 MAZDA MIATA '91, Silver, 10k t PinR Ts traes

Central Vac. Granite Kitchen. OKEECHOB w Kitchen, E x- 175 Suzuki, w/trr., good- 2br,2ba db original miles, a/c, p/w, wood st in
Gas or Electric. $249,000. wide, Adult Park, Call ATV TIRES & RIMS, Sand grain steering wheel, chgreat gas mile- 4 tires with rims, 38x12.5x15.ome P215/60R/14, asking $150
863-634-331NEW 3/2/2 in Everglades Es- Park. Lot rent. $184., (3075-5511t863-634-6024 (863)763-7176 GE'78, Working gas stove Shar, Yamaha, rear, mounted. shifter Well kept. $8500 or (863)261-1968501

an rerieraor, ins creen $18,000.e lights Neg. (863)357-0060 Great for sanmud! $150 for both. best offer. 863)-27 o r
and refrigerator, inside light Great for sand! $150 for both. best offer. 863)357-2733 or Chevy truck bare cab and
ON TAYLOR CREEK 2 Houses Okeechobee, Single wide '85, work. Good condition. $2000 Call Rick. (239)410-3784 (863)634-797short bed. 1985 with title.
for the price of 1! .64 ac. Open 2BR/1.5BA, Good condition, firm. (863)675-..6511 short bed. 1985 with title.
,House Fri & Sat. $499,000 on rented lot. $17,500 FOUR WHEELER, 110 Rocketa NEONS '96- (2) $800 FOR $150(772)359-2923 or
Cash 772-418-0018 (863)467-2917 WINNEBAGO JOURNEY OL 36 BMX. $1300 or best offer. BOTH (863)983-9908 (863)476-5401
Ft., 2001, Diesel, Freight liner (863)634-5176
Palm Village Ranch, 3/2, WATERFRONT w/Boat Slip. chassis, 6 spd., Allison trans., NISSAN 200SX '96, 5 spd. in CONVERTIBLE TOP- Com-
55+, Royal Wall const, car- 2BR/2BA Dbl. Wide., Okeecho- 2 slideouts, Loaded, Garage KAWASAKI MULE, '00, good good shape, clean inside, runs plete, with motor. Fits '94
port, storage shed, $265k. bee. Nice lot. Owner financing, kept. 24,500 mis. $105,000. cond., runs good, $2200. great, only needs a starter. Saab 2 door. Great condi-
561-236-0293. $179K. Cal 863-467-1967 (863)634-3340 (863)357-1576/634-7210 $1800 (863)673-4736 Jeff. tion. $500. (863)697-0328


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Retirement honors
Elaine Beck, left, ACE Pre-kindergarten teacher, was honored by Okeechobee County
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patricia Cooper, right, upon her retirement after 25 years'
service. The recognition took place at the May 10 school board meeting.


School clerk retires
Sybil Nobles, left, a clerk at Central Elementary School is retiring after 20 years' service
to the school district. Dr. Patricia Cooper, right, Okeechobee County Superintendent of
Schools, recognized her at the May 9, school board meeting.


L)KeecnoDee imewb, 1 uWbuctyl IVICLY I W, C-UMU


Retiring teacher
Glenna Rucks, left, first grade teacher at North Elementary School, was honored by
Okeechobee County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patricia Cooper, right, upon her
retirement after 23 years' service to the school district. The recognition took place at the
May 9, school board meeting.


ukeecnobee News/Pree uiawaa
YMS teacher honored
Patricia Peterson, left, math teacher at Yearling Middle School, is retiring after 21 years'
service. Okeechobee County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patricia Cooper honored her
at the May 9, school board meeting.


DRIVE ON RAMP- you must FORD F150 '97- V8, new mo- TRAILER, 42 inches wide, 7 ft.
remove and haul $125 tor/trans,. 7" lift, 35" tires, long, new tires, rims, lights &
(863)467-4328. step bars, lights, brush hitch w/hand wench. $200
guard, chip, exhaust, rear (863)635-1096
Heads and four barrel intake springs, sound system, tool ,
for small block Chevy. $150 box, tinted. Great condition
(863)467-7415 $9500 neg. (772)409-3182
PONTIAC STRAIGHT 8 FLAT- FORD F250 1989, 6 cyl, 4 version Van, JV, Playstation
HEAD, engine & transmis- sp, needs distributor, VCR, A/C. Runs excellent,
sion, $1200. (863)467-4328 $600/best offer. $2500 Firm.863-634-8854
POSI DIFF 8.5" GM, $150 or (863)634-3055 Okee.$- 20 iR 34
best offer. Call FORD F250- '85, 4x4, Runs DODGE ARGO VAN'92, 3/4
(863)467-8856. good. Has Super Swamper 56ton, White, Runs1-798-1wel960l.or
tires. $1000. or best offer $1200. 561-798-1960 or
RIMS For S-10 truck, 18" x (863)634-0187 561-969-1660
7 1/2", brand new, never on
truck, asking $950. NISSAN- '94, Red, Chrome GMC VAN 1986, New tires,
(863)697-3865 wheels, Bed liner, hitch. Needs transmission. $500.
Needs transmission. $500. (863)467-0171
TRANSMISSION Rebuilt (863)675-1490
7004R, $300 or best offer.Public tices
Call (863) 467-8856 TOOL BOX- diamond plate,
good shape, silver, $50
TRUCK CAP, Fiberglass, Fits (863)467-7295
Ford F150 Ext. cab. Arizona TOYOTA PU '88 4X4 5 SPD
Desert w/tinted glass & sliding TOYOTA PU '88- 4X4,5 SPD
window. $395.863-467-5260 with air, $2500 --
(863)632-9166 .Public Notice 5005
UTILITY BED, lift gate, 82 TRUCK BED- '95, F350, Dual State Public -
Chevy truck, all apart. $400 or wheel. Excellent shape. Legal Notice 5500
best offer or trade. $500. or best offer.
(863)674-0375 (863)261-4781


CHEVY 3500 1990, 1 Ton, FORD BRONCO, '94, blue, exc. LEGA ADVERTISEMENT
Crew Cab, 8 Ft. Utility. Bed, cond., $3300. The Workforce DevelopmentBoard ofthe
new paint & clan. $4750. Treasure Coast Region 20 and the
n(3 9a6c lan.9. 863-234-3470 Treasure Coast Job Training Consor-
tium announces a public meeting of
FORD EXPLORER '01, 5 spd., the Youth Council to which all persons
CHEVY '83, 1/2 Ton, 350 au- Pioneer CD/radio, p/w, p/I. Ex- are invited:
to., 40k, needs work. $1000 or cellent condition. $5500 or Date &Time: Tuesday, May 23,2006
best offer. (863)697-3805orbest o offer. (863)467-4680 8:15 am.
S(863 697-3 04 iair- r Place: Workforce Development Board
CHEVY- '98, Ext cab, 4xb, 44, Re- of the Treasure Coast
built engine & Trans. Cold City Center
A/C, $5500. or best offer. ARMY CARGO TRAILER-5 ton 9350)S7u S Highway #1
(863)610-1239 M105 single axle. 900x20 PortSt.LucieFlorda34952
) tires. $700. (863)675-1490 EUPOSE- To discuss matters concern-
DODGE, 178 WD, runs & looks ing the Workforce Investment Act,
reat, air, needs minor work, DUAL AXLE TRAILER- 14X7, Worktorce Employment Opportunities,
great, air, needs minor Work, c, e Welare Tranosiion Program, One-
$2500/neg. 863-763-2227 4FT sides, tailgate ramp, ex- Stop Career centers andPthe Work-
or86-634-9 tra heavy duty, elec brakes force Development Board. A copy of
o $1600 (863)234-1230 the agenda may be obtained by con-
FORD F100, '83, auto, air, FLAT DECK TRAILER- 20ft, 6" taking:
300ci, new tires, two-tone channel, heavy tandem axle tWoorceravelneoardth
blue, $1500. (863)697-3306 $950 (772)342-7304 c easiloante
FORD F150 1992, Ext. Cab, INTERSTATE 2006, 7x(16, En- PortSt.sLuciewrida 4952
300, 6 cyl., 5 spd. Good work closed, Rear Ramp, Dual Axel,
0 or bestld any person wish to appeal any
truck. $1500. or best offer. 4 brakes. As New. $4800. decision made by the Board with re-
(863)357-1956 (863)675-4565 spect to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting, they wilt
FORD F150 XLT '91- runs & SEMI TRAILER For storage, need to ensure a verbSatim recordingtof
looks good, new tires & 45'. You 'move. $300 the proceedings is made, which record
brak, AC tool box, long (863)467-7415 includes the testimony and evidence
brakes, AC, ol (863 467-7415 upon which the appeal is based, in or-
bed, $2500 863467-7838 der to provide a record for judicial re-
S TRAILER, 16 ft. long, 14 ft. view.
loading space, 71/2 ft. wide, 132695 ON 5/16/2006
Time to clean out the 2 toolboxes, loading ramp.
attic, basement and/op $600 (863)675-4706
garage? Advertise your When doing those chores
yard sale ime cls- TRAILER, plywood deck 4x8, is doing you in, It's time
fleds and make your tires 4.80 x 8, 1 7/8 coupler. to look for a helper ie
clean on a breeze $80 (239)357-5984 tile classifieds.







12 The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, May 16,2006


Community Events


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
contacts.
Learning group panel to meet
The finance operations committee of the Early Learning Coalition
will meet May 24, at 10 a.m. at the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S.
29th St., North Portable, in Fort Pierce.
Early Learning group to meet
A full coalition meeting is planned for the Early Learning Coalition
of Martin and Okeechobee counties, Inc., on May 24, at 1 p.m. at the
One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St., North Portable, in Fort Pierce.
Coalition committee will meet
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of Indian
River, Martin, and Okeechobee counties will meet Wednesday, May 24,
immediately following the coalition meeting at One Stop Career Cen-
ter, 2401 S. 29th St., North Portable, in Fort Pierce...
Putt-putt tourney aids KOA Kid Camp
The third annual Good Habits and Old Spirits Putt-Putt Golf Tourna-
ment will be held Monday, May 29, will be held at the KOA Camp-
ground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Registrations will be taken from 10 a.m. until
12:30 p.m. at the Good Spirits Liquors, Z45 U.S. 441 S.E. No entries will
be accepted after 12:30 p.m. Play will begin at 2 p.m. The format will
be blind draw, two-man scramble. The tournament is for adults only
no one under 21 can enter. All proceeds will go to the KOA Kid
Camp. For information, contact the KOA Campground at (863) 763-
0231.
Youth summer camp planned
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Camp will host its annual summer
camp for children between the ages of 7 and 12 during the month of
June. Camp dates are: June 5-9; June 12-16; June 19-23; and, June 26-
- 30. The cost is $100 per camper, and campers should provide their
own snacks and lunch. For information, contact Sue Arnold at (863)
763-4630.
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 alt 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 iost
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 applica-
tion.
Realtors host benefit links tourney
The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors will host their annual
golf tournament on Saturday, June 24, at 8 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Golf and Country Club. Proceeds will benefit the Okeechobee High
School Scholarship Fund and Habitatfor Humanity. The Board of Real-
tors is looking for teams, sponsors and anyone interested in donating a
door prize. Call J.D. Mixon for details at (863) 763-0999.
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 deadline 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.
Free parenting class offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D, will,
offer a continual 10-week free parenting class on Tuesdays, from 7
until 8 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-8859.
Volunteers needed to plan parade
People are needed from a cross section of the community to be part
of a committee that will plan the Martin Luther King Day parade. To
become a part of the committee, call George Robinson at (863) 610-
0973.


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 ofthe Brahman Movie
Theater. Books, clothing, toys, -appliances and much more will be on
sale to help the 4-H club programs.
Help with electric bills available
Okeechobee Senior Services has limited funds through the EAHEAP
program for help with electric bills for seniors 60 and over. Call Kim
Senna at (863) 462-5180, for information.
Fundraiser aids Hospice residence
Hospice of Okeechobee is currently raising funds for their residence,
The Hamrick Home. They are selling tickets for a 2006 20-foot Shearwa-
ter boat complete with a 150hp, four-stroke EFI Suzuki outboard and an
aluminum trailer. Tickets can be purchased for $50 each at Eli's West-
-ern Wear, Elite Title, Gilbert Chevrolet, Lakeshore Marine, Don's Appli-
ance, Riverside National Bank, Quail Creek Plantation and Hospice of
Okeechobee. Only .1,500 tickets will be sold. Drawing will be held on
July 4. For information, call Theresa Davis at (863) 467-2321.
Fundraiser benefits burn center
Tickets, for a 2006 Cadillac CTS that will be given away at 7 p.m. on
Dec. 15-at the Amara Shrine Center are now available at the Okee-
chobee County Chamber of Commerce office at 55 S. Parrott Ave.
Donations for the benefit are not tax deductible. For information, con-
tact the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464. Proceeds from the
fundraiser will go to Shriner's programs.
Church changes its name
Parrott Avenue Christian Church is now known as the Westside
Christian Church of Okeechobee, and. is located at 8082 S.R. 70 W. The
minister is Richard Barker and the Associate Minister is \Willard Delaney.
Sunday services begin at 10 a.m., while Sunday Bible School starts at 9
a.m. Wednesday night prayer meetings begin at 6 p.m. A nursery is pro-.
vided. For information, call (863) 467-2278.
Groups planning Halloween celebration
Okeechobee Main Street, in conjunction with the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee City Police Department, Okee-
chobee Board of County Commissioners, Okeechobee City Council
and the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce, are organizing an alter-
native to door-to-door Trick-or-Treating. If your group or organization
would like to be a part of this community-wide Halloween alternative
to be held downtown in the parkareas please e-mail Toni Doyle, pro.
motions director for Okeechobee Main Street Inc., at
promotion@mainstreetokeechobee.com. Please provide a contact
-name and phone number. If you are interested in making a monetary
or prize donation, please call (863) 634-9491.


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