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Vol. 97 No. 138 Thursday, May 18, 2006 50t Plus tax


Traffic deaths rise
during grad season
U.S. -- The National High-
way Traffic Safety Adminis-
tration released data from its
Fatality Analysis Reporting
System (FARS) showing that
alcohol-related fatalities
increase between the middle
of April and the middle of
June. What's significant
about these time periods? It
happens to be when
teenagers tend to do a lot of
partying, namely prom and
The FARS data showed
that in 2004, during week-
ends around prom (April and
May), 46 percent of traffic
fatalities among 15-20 year
olds were alcohol-related. Of
these fatalities, 72 percent
involved a 15-20 year old
driver with alcohol in his/her
system. Page 3
Three cowgirls
qualify for state
Three young cowgirls
from Okeechobee have qual-
ified in the top 15 of the Jr.
Wrangler Rodeo Association.
Twelve-year old Lexi
Peaden is currently ranked
fifth in goat tying; second in
breakaway roping; seventh
in barrels, second in pole
bending and second in girls
all around.
Thirteen-year old Shelby
Garden is currently ranked
15th in pole bending and
14th in goat tying. Page 6

Penalty waived
for drug plan
Elderly and. disabled people
who missed the deadline to
enroll for the new Medicare
drug benefit would not pay a
penalty if they signed up later
this year under legislation
that Senate sponsors predict-
ed would gain swift
The deadline for signing
Sup for Medicare drug cover-
age this year ended at mid-
night Monday.
Now that the deadline has
passed, more Republican
lawmakers are willing to go
public with their opposition
to penalizing those who
decided to wait. Page 7

Drought Index
Current: 561
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.93 feet

Lake level -
Last Year:
14.93 feet
(SOURCE: South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict. Depth given in feet above
sea level.)

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Seminole Art: Shares history culture

Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
City of Okeechobee Mayor James Kirk (second from right) reads a proclamation nam-
ing Saturday, May 20, as Jimmie Scott Osceola Day and later hands the honor to Mr.
Osceola (third from right) during the City Council meeting Tuesday, May 16. Family
members sharing in the recognition include Jimmie's brother Joe Dan Osceola (back
left), Jimmie's daughter Brenda Youngblood (fourth from left), and Jimmie's grandchil-
dren (from left): Araya, 4; Acealyn, 10; Joss, 2; and Stormin, 12.

City honors Jimmie Scott Osceola
By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News .19

True to his Seminole Indian her-
itage, Jimmie Scott Osceola has
lived a life of enduring resolve.
The Seminoles have been
described as a "fierce, proud tribe
of Florida that let neither three wars
with the United States Army or the
harsh Everglade swamps defeat
them." (Source: "The Uncon-
quered Seminoles," by Dru Mur-
Several events are planned dur-
ing the week of May 15 to honor Mr.
Osceola and focus on the signifi-
cance of the Seminole Indian fibe.
Mayor James Kirk presented
him with a proclamation on May 16
at the city council meeting naming
May 20 as Jimmie Scott Osceola
Day. This was the first time anyone
from the Seminole Tribe had been
in the city's council chambers,
according to Jimmie's brother Joe
Dan Osceola, who said they were
See Osceola Page 2

Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
Jimmie Scott Osceola sits among statuary, sketches he
has drawn and Indian artifacts on display at the Dust
Collector on May 11. He is preparing for the Main Street
Mixer at the shop on May 18 from 5 until 7 p.m., and for
the newly proclaimed Jimmie Scott Osceola Day on Sat-
urday, May 20, when a celebration is planned for City
Hall Park from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Mr. Osceola will be
joined by other members of his family and the Seminole
Brighton Indian Tribe to share stories of Seminole his-
* tory and culture.

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By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Among various items on their
agenda Tuesday night was a
proclamation issued by the,
Okeechobee City Council that
will go down in the history
The proclamation naming
Saturday, May 20, as Jimmie.
Scott Osceola Day brought the
Seminole Indian, family and trib-
al members into the city's coun-
cil chambers for the very first
time on May 16 aihistofrialI
"This is a great day for Jim-
mie, for the city council to recog-
nize him, "said Joe Dan Osceo-

la, Jimmie Osceola's brother
Joe Dan said they have spe-
cial feelings for Okeechobee and
that it is a beautiful place. He
referred to the lake as "Big
Water," what Lake Okeechobee
means in the Seminole or Micco-
sukee language.
"My father used to come here
every Saturday and go shopping.
Jimmie and I want to thank
you," he said, referring to the
Louise Gopher, director of
education for the Seminole
Brighton Reservation, said she
also wanted to thank the City of
Okeechobee and would repeat
See Meeting-- Page 2

New law will

cause changes

in local schools

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A piece of far sweeping legis-
lation known as the A ++ Plus
Plan (HB 7087), which is await-
ing the governor's signature to
become law, could have far
reaching effects on the operation
of Okeechobee schools.
The 69-page document cov-
ers a wide array of educational
issues. The new policies estab-
lished by this bill are designed to
provide students a more rigor-
ous and relevant high school
education, and better prepare
them for postsecondary educa-
tion and the workforce.

"It is never too early to pre-
pare students for the demands of
college and the workforce." said
Governor Jeb Bush in an inter-
view with The Associated Press.
"Through the A++ Plan for
Education, we will build on our
progress by offering Florida stu-
dents more choices, more
opportunities and a more rigor-
ous education."
"I believe the government
ought to be run more like a busi-
ness and that means putting
the customer first," Senate Presi-
dent Tom Lee told The Associat-
See Law Page 2

By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee residents
Edward and Marie Webster have
a lot to smile about these days.
Within the next couple of weeks
they will be the proud owners of
a new home.
The Websters, both in their
80s and in failing health, have
lived in their older mobile home
since 1992.
The 2004 hurricane season
was one that they will not soon
forget. Damages caused by the
succession of storms were more
than the couple could handle.
Hurricane Frances tore
through their southeast Okee-
chobee County neighborhood,

leaving behind a number of
damaged homes including
theirs. Shortly after Frances,
along came Hurricane Jeanne,
which further damaged their
home and left their home with
roof damage.
Maggie LoRusso, the couple's
niece, had been commuting
with Pennsylvania with extend-
ed visits to help with their care.
She also tended to their safety
during the busy hurricane sea-
Mr. and Mrs. Webster stated
that they stayed with friends dur-
ing each of the storms, only to
return home and find more

The 2005 hurricane season

had more in store for the already
badly damaged Webster home
with Hurricane Wilma in Octo-
The Websters sought refuge
from the storm at the Church of
the Nazarene His House Fellow-
ship during Hurricane Wilma
and remained there for nearly a
week in the aftermath. When
power was restored and they
returned to their home, they
found that the storm had left
them with a severely leaking
"When we got back into the
house, I went in to see if every-
thing was all right and found
See R.O.A.D. Page 2

Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
A gathering of support for soon-to-be new homeowners
Edward and Marie Webster (second left), along with their niece
and caretaker Maggie LoRusso (third left), included Jim
Vensel, director of R.O.A.D.(front); Julie Wazinek (left) and
Christina Santibanez (far right), R.O.A.D. case managers.

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couple smiling again

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where the water had come in and
had run down the walls leaving
mold around the ceiling and
floors. The odor from the mold
nearly ran us out when we first
came in," stated Ms. LoRusso.
Through further inspection of
the home, Ms. LoRusso also found
the ceiling in the Florida room was
no longer supported by the walls
it was sagging and threatening
to fall in. Cracks in the walls also
began to appear and told the Web-
sters that their home was in seri-
ous condition.
The Websters.did have insur-
ance, and hoped that it would help
pay to repair some of the damage.
Ms. LoRusso contacted the
insurance company and the Feder-
al Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) in early November
of 2005. AFEMA representative vis-
ited the home, took one picture
and, shortly thereafter, cut a check
for only $140 to cover the Web-
ster's miscellaneous personal
The insurance company
inspected damages on the home,
and gave Mr. and Mrs. Webster a
check for $3,000 to help pay for
roof damage..
Ms. LoRusso decided that, with
her aunt and uncle's declining
health and damages from the

Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton
Thanks to R.O.A.D., Okeechobee County Building Depart-
ment, Shoreline Seawall, Stanton Mobile Homes and others,
the Webster's brand new three-bedroom, two bath mobile
home stands in waiting with less than two weeks until
installation and moving day.

storms, she would return to her
home in Pennsylvania to tie up
loose ends and then return to
Okeechobee permanently. While
in Pennsylvania, she made a num-
ber of phone calls to local Okee-
chobee companies to obtain esti-
mates. She also contacted several
mold eradication companies with
only one company responding by
phone. Ms. LoRusso said that after
several attempts to direct the driver
from the mold eradication compa-
ny, the driver was not able to
locate the home and "simply gave
Ms. LoRusso also contacted

Shoreline Seawall Aluminum Divi-
sion in Okeechobee and contin-
ued to stay in contact with them.
She spoke with Shoreline repre-
sentative Sam Vuleta, who inspect-
ed the damage on the home. Mr.
Vuleta determined that the home
was so badly damaged through
two tough hurricane seasons that
it would not be in the best interest
of the Websters to use the insur-
ance money for roof repair.
Mr. Vuleta's concern for the
well-being of the Websters did not
stop when he left the home. He
contacted friend Cindy Maynard
who contacted Jim Vensel, the

director of Rebuilding Okee-
chobee After Disaster (R.O.A.D.),
to see what could be done to help
the Websters.
After some funding determina-
tions were made, Mr. Vensel sent
Christina Santibanez, R.O.A.D.
case manager and Julie Wazinek,
R.O.A.D. case manager supervi-
sor, out to the home to make pre-
liminary determinations about the
damages. Their report indicated
that damages were severe dam-
ages and, due to its condition, the
home was almost uninhabitable.
After a thorough inspection of
the home by a qualified home
inspector, it was determined that
the home was far beyond repair,
which set R.O.A.D.'s wheels in
The Websters needed a safe
place to live and quickly.
In the meantime, Ms. LoRusso
had made the permanent move to
Okeechobee as of December 2005
to provide full-time care to her
aunt and uncle.
Mr. Vensel, along with Ms. San-
tibanez and Ms. Wazinek, revisited
the home with the idea that they
could help Mr. and Mrs. Webster
by purchasing the couple a new
mobile home with R.O.A.D. fund-
The Websters were delighted
with the prospect of having a new
home. The couple was over-
whelmed with the outpouring of
concern and support by R.O.A.D.

staff members.
R.O.A.D.'s director contacted
the county building department in
order to obtain permission to put a
new mobile home on the proper-
ty. After county code inspectors
visited the property, the building
department determined that the
new home could be delivered and
set on the Webster's adjacent
property until it could be set and
made ready for occupancy.
"The Okeechobee County
Building Department played a
huge role in enabling the Websters
to get their lives back together by
jumping through hoops with per-
mitting and timely inspections,"
stated Mr. Vensel.
Stanton Mobile Homes in
Okeechobee was then contacted
to purchase a brand new three
bedroom, two-bath home, which
would give the Websters enough
living space to accommodate
them and their full-time caregiver,
Ms. LoRusso. Mr. and Mrs. Web-
ster were even able to choose and
order the home and make deci-
sions about some of the inside

"Thanks to Stanton Mobile
Homes for their quick response in
meeting the Websters' needs, the
home was delivered and is sched-
uled to be ready to move in within
two weeks," said Mr. Vensel.
In addition to the $55,000 for
the new home, R.O.A.D. will also
help with funding for access
ramps to the new home and hurri-
cane shutters. Labor for the shut-
ters and for the home's two sets of
ramps will be donated by Jim
Gardner and other members of
More to Life Church.
"None of the construction or
assistance for the Websters would
have been possible without fund-
ing through Volunteer Florida
Foundation," said Mr. Vensel.
Both homes, old and new, sit
side by side on the Websters' small
property and leaves everyone anx-
iouslywaiting moving day.
"It is a blessing that R.O.A.D.
can put back smiling faces on fam-
ilies like the Websters and others
who suffered great losses during
the 2004-2005 hurricane seasons,"
stated Mr. Vensel.


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The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners is
compiling a collection of material to be placed in a time capsule in
front of the new Okeechobee County Judicial Center. They are
requesting that people supply their business cards for that purpose.
The deadline for submitting business cards is June 1. Interested peo-
ple can mail their business. cards to the Okeechobee County Admin-

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& Whidden, who received a certifi- general employees' and Okee-
M e t i cale of appreciation for hiswork on 'chobee Utilit Authority employ-
nthe city planning boards, and Coast ees' retirement s stem;
Continued From Page 1 Guard Auxiliary members Fred and -* Ordinance 948 regarding the"
everything Joe Dan said. Jan Sterling, along with Theresa Police Officers Pension Trust Fund;
"rou aiBrook, who received a proclama- and,
Youare big hearted people. tion naming May 20-26 as Safe Ordinance 949 regarding the
Jimmie Scott has had a lot of strug- Boating Week. Mr. Sterling also Firefighters' Pension Trlust Fund.
. gles and trials in his life that he has received a proclamation naming During new business, citizen
overcome, and he exemplifies the June 5-9 as Code Enforcement Offi- Wesley Bohn, 1608 S.W. Third Ave.,
SSeminole people," she said. cers Appreciation Week. told the council of a speeding prob-
Councilwoman Lydia Jean Council members moved from lem in his residential area.
Williams and director of Okee-: the proclamations to approving the "I don't understand why we
chobee Main Street, who prompt- April warrant register in the have speed limit signs in the city of
ed the celebration of Mr. Osceola, amount of $453,302.31. Okeechobee if they aren't being
said that representatives of theCow Mayor James Kirk opened pub- enforced ... take them down and
Hunter Congress were in the audi- lic hearings for ordinance adoption you won't have to maintain them,
ence. Joyce Peters and Sally Breaux and the council approved several or enforce them," he told the coun-
of the congress had told Mrs. as follows: cil.
Williams the event was history-in- Ordinance 946 to rezone lots Police Chief Denny Davis said he
the-making and that they would 4-6 of Block 251, first addition of found out about the issue and sent
interview Mr. Osceola and record Okeechobee, from residential sin- out patrols. He said he told Mr.
the event in their historical docu- gle family-one to residential multi- Bohn to call whenever he sees a
ments. ple family forA Child's World Child- problem in a residential area.
Others making their own histo- care and Preschool; The council approved a request
ry at the meeting included John Ordinance 947 regarding the from the Okeechobee County


Continued From Page 1
ed Press. "The governor's educa-
tion initiative does just that by
placing the emphasis on the stu-
dents' interest and their career
goals rather than trying to run
everyone through a'one size fits all'
. Okeechobee County Superin-
tendent of Schools Dr. Patricia
Cooper said the new legislation
would put new requirements -on
middle school students.


Continued From Page 1
honored to be there.
On Thursday, May 18, Mr. Osce-
ola will be at the Dust Collector
Antiques and Collectables, 118 S.E.
Park St., for an Okeechobee Main
Street Mixer from 5 until 7 p.m. A
Celebration Festival is scheduled
from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on May 20
for him in Okeechobee City Hall
Lydia Jean Williams, director of
Main Street, said honoring Mr.
Osceola fits into Main Street's goal
of revitalizing downtown Okee-
chobee and keeping the history of
the community alive.
"We want to bring events into
the community to help our busi-
nesses and keep our history alive.
What better way to do that than
with our Seminoles. They are a big
part of our history," Mrs. Williams
Mr. Osceola's background is
peppered with alligator wrestling,
bull and bareback riding rodeo
events, membership in the Future
Farmers of America, and high
,school sporting competitions
including football, baseball and

She said middle school students
will be required to earn 12 units,
three each in language arts, math,
science and social studies. Also,
beginning with the 2006-07 school
year, middle school students will be
required to take one career-orient-
ed course.
4 Those students entering high
school in the fall of 2007 would
have to have a major that can be
either academic, technical or in the
fine arts, she added.
Dr. Cooper said that high school
students will now have to take four
years of math instead of three.

"I took up boxing, but my arms
were too short to hit someone. I fig-
ured out that this is not for me," he
said with a little chuckle.
At age 66, Mr. Osceola shares his.
rich and colorful history with oth-
ers through storytelling and art
work in a company he started
called India Ink.
But don't try to purchase any
pieces of his art work they are
for viewing only and are not for
The Brighton Reservation native
speaks three languages Semi-
nole (Creek Indian language), Mic-
cosukee and English, and has
made silver necklaces from coins.
During his cultural repertoire, he
includes a rain dance complete
with chanting to the beat of a turtle
shell shaker while telling fables
about his tribe.
He was born on Oct. 28, 1939,
and graduated from Okeechobee
High School in 1959. After high
school, he went to Chilocco Indian
School in Oklahoma, near the
Kansas state line. It was a boarding
school and he worked on and off as
a heavy equipment operator. .....
He also got into cou, .
wrestling in 1959 right after high
school. He said he did it for a living.
The 6- to 8-foot alligators would be

The legislation also deals with
the teacher salary schedule and
provides for performance pay.
In another salary related issue,
collective bargaining agreements
must be placed online for the state
Department of Education.
For the 2007-08 school year, the
opening date for the school year
can be no more than 14 days
before Labor Day.
Under the new legislation, the
practice of co-teaching or using
two teachers in one classroom can
now be used to meet the require-
ments s of the classroom size

in a swimming pool in 6 inches of
water, which is harder to do than if
they are on the bank of a body of
"I would catch one and put its
head in the corner and make sure
its mouth was shut," he said.
He described how he would
reach into the bottom of the pool
and grab under the gator's mouth
and lift it up, keeping its mouth
"They do not have power to
open their mouth, but they would
shake so hard it could get you over.
Their whole body rolls, spins and
can take you down. I would wrap
my elbow around the gator's belly
and keep my head down because
its tail could knock you out," he
Mr. Osceola was married a cou-
ple of times and is now married to
Virginia. He said he lost his first
wife, a Creek Indian preacher,
because he was gone too much
during his alligator wrestling days.
He gave up bull riding when he
was in his mid-40s.
Throughout the years, his love
for and ability in art grew. While in
gI c o-u aji u an Indian school on
the Brighton Reservation, he said a
teacher saw him draw and encour-
aged him by buying materials with

Sheriff's Office to close Southwest
Fourth Avenue between North and
South Park Streets on Saturday,
June 10, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
for the annual safety event.

City Administrator Brian White-
hall asked the council to consider a
request from Oscar Bermudez, city
engineer, for a salary increase.
Mayor Kirk said he told Mr.
Bermudez he would ask for the
matter to come before the council
earlier and he didn't do it. He apolo-
gized and said he wanted the coun-
cil to discuss it.

Mr. Bermudez is currently mak-
ing $54,300 and is requesting up to
$7,500 more. He was recently
offered $65,000 from another city
and thought the added salary in
Okeechobee would offset that
offer. The council decided to wait
until the budget process begins to
consider the salary increase.

amendment. Currently, that prac-
tice cannot be used to meet class-
room size quotas.
Dr. Cooper said Okeechobee
schools are doing all right, so far, to
meet the classroom size require-
ments. However, she said the
schools might resort to co-teaching
if it provided for better instruction.
The superintendent said that the
governor had until July 1 to sign the
bill, veto it or allow it to become
law without his signature. She
added that there would need to be
some clarification on certain issues
if the bill becomes law.

which he could work. He painted
the first picture of a Brahma bull on
a wall at OHS, which was lost dur-
ing remodeling.
Today, his sketches of diamond-,
back rattlesnakes, Indians on
horseback and other reflections of
his cultural heritage done through
India Ink are held onto for display
or given to family members.
Mr. Osceola was born at
Brighton, but it wasn't a reservation
then and there were no official
leaders at the time. He said the
reservation began organizing in
about 1937 or 1938 and his late
father, Richard Osceola, acted as a
spokesman for the tribe and helped
get cattle from the government.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida
signed their constitution on Aug.
His mother was Annie Tiger
Osceola. Her father, Frank Tiger,
would spend time with his grand-
son, Jimmie, and shared historical
tales. Grandfather Tiger told Jim-
mie about the Battle of Okee-
chobee and some of the bad things
that happened, and about how the
Seminole Indians hid well and
were never found.
"They never lost a battle," he

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Traffic deaths rise during grad season WIla pdg

U.S. The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration
released data from its Fatality
Analysis Reporting System (FARS)
showing that alcohol-related
fatalities increase between the
middle of April and the middle of
June. What's significant about
these time periods? It happens to
be when teenagers tend to do a
lot of partying, namely prom and
The FARS data showed that in
2004, during weekends around
prom (April and May), 46 percent
of traffic fatalities among 15-20
year olds were alcohol-related. Of
these fatalities, 72 percent
involved a 15-20 year old driver
with alcohol in his/her system.
This data shows that more

work needs to be done on the
education and prevention front,
including combating alcohol
industry ads. These advertise-
ments from alcoholic beverage
companies specifically market to
our nation's youth, depicting a
fun atmosphere, good-looking
people and sometimes a picture
of total irresponsibility, making it
appealing for rebellious or thrill-
seeking teenagers.
In addition to prom, high
school graduation parties often
get out of hand. Many of these
parties involve heavy amounts of
alcohol, and some are even spon-
sored by parents. After a night of
heavy drinking, it is typical for a
number of these teenagers to
then drive home, despite precau-

tions taken to avoid such a disas-
ter. Activities such as this are why
several states have adopted beer
keg registration laws, which hold
the purchaser of the alcohol
accountable for any accidents or
According to a spokesperson
from Narconon Arrowhead, one
of the nation's leading drug and
alcohol rehabilitation and preven-
tion centers, the vast majority of
people seeking to end their addic-
tion started off with alcohol as a
teenager themselves.
"Nobody starts using drugs or
alcohol thinking they will become
addicted or lose someone they
love because of it," exclaims
Arrowhead's Director of Drug
Education J.T. Daily, "Unfortu-

nately for young people, it's hard
to project out in the future what
their current actions can bring.
Giving them all of this information
and helping them to make an
educated decision is our job."
Narconon Arrowhead is a non-
traditional program that uses the
proven successful drug-free
approach developed by American
author and humanitarian, L. Ron
Hubbard. The program is center-
piece of an international network
that has been saving lives through
education and rehabilitation for
four decades.,
,For more information or to
find help for a loved one suffering
from a drug or alcohol addiction,
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Arrest Report

The following individuals
were arrested on felony or driv-
ing under the influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
the Okeechobee City Police
Department (OCPD), the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP), the Flori-
da Fish and Wildlife Conserva-
tion Commission (FWC) or the
Department of Corrections
Patrick A. Riley, 58, N.E.
Fifth Trail, Okeechobee, was
arrested May 10 by Deputy
Randy Thomas on a charge of
driving under the influence. His
bond was set at $500.
Joseph Michael Kaiser, 19,
S.E. 38th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested May 10 by Deputy
Augustin Saucedo on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charg-
ing him with the felonies of third
degree grand theft, dealing in
stolen property (two counts)
and giving false information to a
pawnbroker (two counts). His
bond on these charges was set at
$15,000. He was also arrested on
another Okeechobee County
warrant that charged him with
violation of probation no valid
driver's license. He is being held
without bond'on that charge.,
Adam Brantley Osceola, 18,
Okeechobee, was arrested May
10 by Deputy Michael Hazellief
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant that charged him with the
felony of failure to appear pos-
session of cocaine, and the mis-
demeanors of failure to appear -
possession of marijuana under
20 grams and failure to appear -
possession of drug parapherna-
lia. He is being held without
Raul Diaz, 46, N.W. 46th


Charles James
Roberts, III
Charles James Roberts, III
"Mackey", age 19, died on Monday,
May 15, 2006 in Stuart. He was
born on June 26, 1986 in Ft. Pierce
and had been a lifetime resident of
Okeechobee. He enjoyed welding,
fishing, and working on his truck. If
there was a mud fest, he was there
as the kingpin and was the best at
sneak attacks. He was a good
name caller and loved anything
with wheels. He loved his family
and friends, and will always be
remembered for his big bear smile
and good old boy heart. We love
you and miss you already, Mackey.
He is survived by his father,
Charles J. Roberts, Jr. of Marianna;
his mother, Kathryn Roberts of
West Palm Beach; and his brother,
William Zachary Roberts "Bots" of
Okeechobee. He is also survived
by his grandparents, Bill and Taimi
Gibson of Franklin, N.C.; a host of
aunts, uncles, and cousins in West
Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and
Oklahoma. In addition, he has so
many friends that it is impossible to
list them all.
The family will receive friends
from 5 until 6 p.m., Thursday
evening, May 18 at Freedom
Ranch, S.E. 441 in Okeechobee.
Services will follow at 6 p.m.
All arrangements are under the
direction of the Buxton Funeral
Home and Crematory.

Eva Louise Goins
Eva Louise Goins, age 79, of
Okeechobee, died on Monday,
May 15, 2006, at Raulerson Hospi-
tal. She was born Jan. 7, 1927, in
Sebring and graduated from Okee-
chobee High School in 1945. She
had been a lifetime resident of
She is preceded in death by: her
husband, Taylor Goins; her chil-
dren, Taylor Edmund, Jr. and Opal
Marie Cunningham; her sisters, Lil-
lie Edmund Tomlinson, and Billie
She is survived by several
nieces, nephews, great nieces, and
great nephews.
Viewing will be held Monday,
May 22, 2006, from 10 until 11 a.m.
at the Oakview Baptist Church, 677
S.W 32 St. The service will follow
at 11 a.m. Associate Pastor Charlie
Rice will officiate. Interment will be
at Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
' Funeral Home and Crematory.

Ave., Okeechobee, was arrested
by DOC's Michael W. White on
charges of violation of probation
- burglary of a dwelling (Hills-
borough County) and violation
of probation grand theft (Hills-
borough County). He is being
held without bond.
James Edward Cotten, 56,
Aiken Ridge Road, Williamsport,
Tenn.,.was arrested May 10 by
Deputy Corporal S. Green on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with violation of
probation aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon. He is
being held without bond.
Ronnie Lee Walker, 18,
North Golden Age Villas, Avon
Park, was arrested May 10 by.
Deputy Cpl. S. Green on an
Okeechobee .County warrant
charging him with third-degree
grand theft and burglary of a
conveyance. His bond was set at
Gregory Allen Lighty, 36,
S.W. 21st St., Okeechobee,, was
arrested May '11 by the Okee-
chobee Narcotics Task Force on
felony charges of possession of
marijuana over 20 grams and
cultivation of marijuana. He was
also charged with the misde-
meanor of possession of drug
paraphernalia. His bond was set
at $25,000.
Sheldon Nelson, 18, Ninth
Ave., Fort Myers, was arrested
May 11 by Depu-'y' Justin Akins
on a charge of inciting a riot. His
bond w as set at $10,000.
Marcus Antonio Young, 19,
Winslo\\ Place, Tampa, %\as
arrested Mal II by Deputy Justin
Akins on a charge of inciting a
riot. His bond \\as set at $10,000.
Justin Ray Price, 20, La
Court Lane, Malabar, was arrest-

ed May 11 by Deputy Justin
Akins on a charge of aggravated
battery. His bond was set at
Michelle Renee Brown, 30,
S.W. 21st St., Okeechobee, was
arrested May 11 by the Okee-
chobee Narcotics Task Force on
a felony charge of possession of
marijuana over 20 grams and a
misdemeanor charge of posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia. Her
bond was set at $5,500.
Joe Louis Garza, 27, N.E.
62nd Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested May 12 by Detective
M.D. Faulkner on a felony charge
of grand theft and a misde-
meanor charge of unlicensed
contracting. His bond was set at
Salvador Arrela Soltero, 34,
Okeechobee, was arrested May
12 by the OCPD on a felony
charge of possession of cocaine
and a misdemeanor charge of
no valid driver's license. His
bond was set at $5,500.
: Christopher Eric Carter, 18,
N.W. 38th Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested May 12 by Deputy
Joseph Gracie on a charge of
possession of marijuana over 20
grams. His bond was set at
Charlene Hunsinger, 33, N.
Federal Highway, Boca Raton,
was arrested May 12 by Deputy
P. Jackson on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her
with violation of probation -
driving under the influence. She
,\as being held without bond.
e, Iva Jean Maya, 28, S \\. Sec-.
ono \\'a\, Okeechobee, was
arrested May 12 by' Deputy
Augustin Saucedo on an Okee-
chobee Count warrant charging
her with dealing in stolen prop-

erty. Her bond was set at
Carlos Denova Aguirre, 26,
.S.W. 18th Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested May 12 by Deputy
Augustin Saucedo on a High-
lands County warrant charging
him with violation of probation -
driving under the influence. She
is being held without bond.
Bernardina L. L'Heureaux,
61, N.E. Ninth Ave., Okee-
chobee, was arrested May 13 by
Deputy S. Morrison on a charge
of grand theft. Her bond was set
at $2,500.
Joseph Ray Howling, 29,
S.E. 76th Trail, Okeechobee, was
arrested May 13 by Deputy Cor-
poral Jack Nash on a charge of
assault on a law enforcement
officer and resisting arrest with
violence. His bond was set at
Luis Chavez Gonzalez, 23,
Okeechobee, was arrested May
13 by the OCPD on a felony
charge of introduction of contra-
band into county detention and
a misdemeanor charge of pos-
session of a controlled sub-
stance. His bond was set at
$10,000. '
*: Lawrence Bryant, 38, N.E.
20th Lane, Okeechobee, was
arrested May 13 by Deputy
Anthony Kibler on a parole com-
mission warrant that charged
him with parole violation. He is
being held without bond.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone listed here
who .is later found innocent or
has had the charges against
-them dropped is welcome to,
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FAU to host lecture on

safety for autistic children

host a free community lecture
titled "Helping Keep Children
with Autism Safe" on Thursday,
May 18 at 7 p.m. in the IRCC
Schreiber Conference Center,
500 N.W. California Blvd., St.
Lucie West. The speaker;:Dennis
Debbaudt;,is internationally rec-
ognized for training law enforce-
ment professionals to "We fre-
quently hear of fatal incidents
involving children with autism,"



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Belle in waiting
Leah Furse, dressed as Belle from Beauty and the Beast,
was one of many third grade.students participating in the
fairy tale showdown at North Elementary held on Thurs-
day, May 11. She waits just outside the program set
erected in the form of a 'Castleteria for her cue.'

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Related Disabilities (CARD).
"The information provided at
this session will hopefully assist
in preventing future tragedies
and make parents more aware
of what they can do to keep their
children safe."

For more information, con-
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ALLIGATORS: In regard to the recent alligator attacks, no one today
misses the dinosaurs. The only thing the dinosaur has ever done is give
us a little oil. When the alligators are gone, no one will miss them
either. The reason you haven't had alligator attacks in the years before
this is because we poached them --we killed them, and we had their
hides. Now it's against the federal law to possess a hide, nobody will
buy the hides, so there is no reason to go out to kill them. That's what
is wrong with America today, we are protecting all these animals and
we are not protecting the people. Gators need to be annihilated.
Maybe in 10,000 years someone will say, "Boy, we're pumping oil that
these old gators made from their carcasses."

PROUD: This is a response to the Texican-American who doesn't
want to be considered Mexican-American because they did not cross
the border, and who believes that immigrants get everything for free.
The reality is that no one gives everything for free; there is always a
catch. Typically, people who get scholarships, including immigrants,
have to maintain a good GPA meaning 3.5 and up. Unfortunately, you
or your kids did not take school seriously and couldn't meet the stan-
dards. I graduated with a 3.8 and that is how I have maintained my
non-immigrant scholarships Bright Futures and Take Stock in Chil-
dren and I am in route to graduate FAU in 2007. To top it off, I am a
legal resident and proud to be Mexican-American who crossed the Rio
Grande illegally in 1993.

Community Events

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
Holiday Inn Express in Juno Beach and a full breakfast each morn-
* ing; a $50 dinner gift certificate; and, two movie tickets for the Brah-
man Theater All proceeds will benefit shelter and outreach pro-
grams 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. Regis-
tration 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 cer-
tificate 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.

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D,
offers a continuous 10-week free parenting class on Tuesdays from 7
until 8 p.m. Attendance each week earns participants an opportuni-
ty to "purchase" items from their Baby Boutique. Classes will not be
heldkduring the month of July. For information, call (863) 763-8859;
or, (863) 697-6320.

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 Okee-
chobee. 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. Par-
rott 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. Dia-
betes 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 hav-
ing yard sales throughout the month of May on Thursdays and Fri-
days only. Sale times are 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The yard sales help sup-
port activities, for the children. Usable donations are always
accepted, but must be delivered to the Ranch.

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.

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Letter to the Editor

My mom
is the best
Do you have a best friend or
favorite person you spend time
with? Yes, I do! My favorite person
is my mom. My mom is my
favorite person because she is
always there for me. She loves me
so much and she's the best.
To commence, my favorite
person is my mom because she is

always there for me when I'm
sick, she's always right there next
to me. When I'm sad she always
says "dry up the tears, every-
thing's going to be OK."
My mom is the perfect person
to keep me happy all the time,
everyday of my life.
Secondly, my mom is my
favorite person because she loves
me. My mom loves me truly and
deeply there are, not enough

Community Calendar

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 informa-
tion, 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.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
.the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
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 interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
(863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10, a.m. at the Community Center at 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant,,301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863)
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us
or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923, for information.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or
Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon. 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 Dun-
klin Assisted Living/Adult Day Care,"407 N.W. Second Ave. For infor-
mation 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 caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St.
For information, call (863) 467-2321.

Narcotics Anonymous meets each Friday except the first Friday of
the month for an open discussion meeting at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in Buckhead Ridge. For infor-
mation, call (863) 634-4780 or (863) 467-5474.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly #669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited.
All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming 'a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at
(800) 932-8677.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center,
located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are
$5 for members and $6 (or guests. For information, call Fran at 382-
6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be held
on the third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Restaurant,
2405 U.S. 441 S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The lunch will be at
noon. Women should bring business cards and information to pro-
mote their business. The meeting provides networking opportuni-
ties for women in business and is open to the public. No member-.
ship is required. For information, contact Robin Delgado at (800)
299-8878; or, by e-mail at
Nar-anonHelps the family of the drug user attain serenity and a
more normal home life, regardless of whether or not he or she has
stopped using. We meet every Friday at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead
Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road For information, call (863)

A.A meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Grace Christian, 701 S. Parrott
Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
Okeechobee Christian Cycles meets every Saturday at 7:30 a.m.,
at the Nazarene Church, 425 S.W. 28th St., and leaves for ride at 8
a.m., weather permitting. For information on the ride for the week
or any questions contact Gene Roddenberry at (863) 610-1841,
Holly Stewart at (863) 610-1251, or Debbie Izzo at (863) 634-6257.

A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meet-
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who
enjoys singing is invited to join the group. For information or to
schedule an appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98
N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business
meeting. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in Sep-
tember. For information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
The Republican Executive Committee meets at 7 p.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melis-

sa Arnold (863) 610-2280.

words in the English language to
show how much I love her and
she loves me.
Last, but not least, my mom is
the best. She's the best because
she always lets my friends come
over and she always does fun stuff
with me and my sister. She's just
the best. When I grow up I want
to be just like her.
In conclusion, my favorite per-
son is my mother because she is

always there for me no matter
what. She loves me all the time
everyday of my life. 3j
Last, because she's the best. I MJ
love my mom so much! nA
Submitted by' iv,
r Allison Chandler
OMS sixth grade student
(Editor's Note: This essay was ,
originally submitted as a class .1
assignmentbyAllison Chandler.) jl,

Community Events

OHS yearbook on sale now u"
The 2006 Brahman Yearbook is on sale at the Okeechobee High d(
School. Students may purchase the book during both lunches in ;rA
the Journalism room (1410). The cost is $45, and can be purchased 5
with cash only. Freshmen can purchase the 2006 Brahman Year- 4d,
book at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus. For information, call ol
(863) 462-5025. a
Church hosting revival
A revival with Brother Larry Nix will be held May 17 through May .D
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 ij,
meet Thursday, May 18, at 7 p.m. in the library board room, 206 ,-b
S.W. 16th St. The group will be reading and discussing "The Life of \ i
PI" by Yann MarteL To celebrate the beginning of summer, the dis- N M
cussion will start with some teas of India and cookies. Everyone .
who likes to read and discuss books is invited. For information, call
Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

Chamber Coffee Klatch slated
Preferred Properties, 3126, U.S. 441 S., will host this month's
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch on;1t
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.

Bake sale benefits Red Cross
Big Lake National Bank will hold a bake sale at both 1409 S. Par- .
rott Ave. and 500 N. Parrott Ave. on Friday, May 19, from 9 a.m. until 3,g
4 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross "Heroes" 3)
campaign. For information, call Teresa Chandler at (863) 467-9219.

Business women group plans luncheon
The Okeechobee Business Women's Referral Networking lunch- 4'Lu
eon meeting will be held Friday, May 19, at 11:30 a.m. at the Brah- !3z
ma 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 .b
host a fish fry on Friday, May,19,at.the church, 200 N.W. Second St..'
The meal will include fried fish, grits, coleslaw, hishputppies and oM
desert for a donatiofi f '$5'per &mal.. Tickets are' avai)?ble at the i3fT
church office. For information, call (863) 763-4021. ,-iq

Benefit planned for burn victim J
Barbecue chicken dinners will be sold Friday, May 19, at 504 N.E. dil
Sixth Ave. for Jennifer Bussey, who was severely burned. Dinners ;ofi
can be either picked up or delivered between 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. toil
Tickets cost $7 a dinner and can be purchased at the First Baptist ,sd
Church office, 401 S.W. Fourth St., or by calling Shannon Lightsey at >n
(863) 634-7214. an
U.S.C.G. Auxiliary plans open house 's
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57 will host an open house at q
the Okee-Tantie Coast Guard Auxiliary Base Station, Saturday, May'
20, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in honor of safe boating week. lc

Elks plan Ibarbecue dinner
Elks Lodge #2558, S.R. 70 E., will host its S.E. District barbecue q
chicken dinner Saturday, May 20, at 11 a.m. for a $10 donation. All ic,
past, present and future Elks are welcomed. Games and music will Io
be provided. For information, call (863) 801-1212. 1,v

Church plans dedication ceremony
First Missionary Baptist Church, 811 N.W. Ninth St., will host a
marching, dedication ribbon ceremony on Saturday, May 20, at 11 ,
a.m. The church will host its first Sunday services at 9:30 a.m., with %i!
morning worship beginning at 11:30 a.m. For information, call -it
(863) 763-0716; or, Shirley Johnson at (863) 697-9827. 0.

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 information, call
(863) 634-0344.
IRCC hosting children's conference
Childcare providers, educators and parents are invited to partici-
pate 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 Comn- _'
munity College, 3209 Virginia Avenue, in Fort Pierce. The keynote ''
speaker will be Dr. Clarrisa Willis. The topic of her speech is: Hid-
den Treasures What you do makes a difference. To register, con- q
tact Linda Provencher at (772) 595-6424.
Church plans golf scramble ,
Oakview Baptist Church will host its I Ith annual golf tourna-
ment Saturday, May 20, at the Okeechobee Golf and Country Club, ,fjE
405 N.E. 131st Lane. The format will be a four-man team scramble. n
The cost is $40 per person. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with a niL
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 web-
site at; or, call (863) 763-1699. eag

Jimmie Scott Osceola Day slated
Okeechobee City Hall Park will host a celebration honoring Jim- ")
mie Scott Osceola on Saturday, May 20, from 9 until 5 p.m. There
will be Indian crafts, artwork, Indian food and entertainment. [
Jail & Bail helps K-9 unit
The Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge, S.R. 78 W, will host a Jail ^'
and Bail on Sunday, May 21, at 1 p.m. This fundraiser will benefit
the Glades County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit. There will be food, fun,
entertainment and a photographer to take pictures of your pets. uin
The K-9 unit will serve and protect Buckhead Ridge and all of Tot
Glades County. Send your friends to jail warrants will be avail- >n'
able. )

Free nutrition clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis and

designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Chiropractic and Fitness ,
Center, 916 W. N. Park St., on Monday, May 22, at 5:30 p.m. For ,mrI
information, call 763-4320.

Thd Okeechobee News, Thursday, May 18, 2006

Local MOAA to observe Armed Forces Day May 20

The local chapter of the Mili-
tary Officers Association
(MOAA) will be observing
Armed Forces Day on May 20
with a salute of the six Junior
ROTC units in South Central
The Junior ROTC units'
instructors being recognized are
from the Avon Park Air Force
Junior ROTC, Sebring Air Force
Junior ROTC, Lake Placid Army
Junior ROTC, Okeechobee Army
Junior ROTC, Arcadia Army
Junior ROTC and the Air Force
Junior ROTC at Wauchula.
Speaker for the occasion will
be retired Navy Commander El
Ahlwardt, director of External
Relations and Development for
the Joint Military Science Center
located on the campus of the
University of South Florida in
The Joint Military Science
Center (or JMSLC, or Center) is
located at the University of
South Florida,, was established
in September 2004 with the mis-
sion of "providing the student-
cadet/midshipmen/officer can-
didates who participate in ROTC
at the University level with Joint,'
Multinational, NGO's/PVO's/IO's'
and Interagency core competen-

cies and skills in leadership
development, global under-
standing .and military/national
defense strategies". The ROTC
program at the University of
South Florida in Tampa is one of
the only 38 universities/colleges
in America's total of 328 with an
ROTC program with all branch-
es of the Armed Services repre-
sented on a single campus.
The Candlelight Restaurant of
the Sun 'n Lake Golf and Coun-
try Club will be the site of the
luncheon and.all MOAA mem-
bers and guests are invited to
attend. Interested parents and
school officials are also wel-
come to hear more about this
only-one-of-a-kind program-.
Commander Ahlwardt is a
20-year veteran of the United
States Navy, and served as a Sur-
face Warfare Officer including
duty as a passive and active Anti-
Submarine officer as well as
ship's navigator. He was the
Public Affairs Officer (and a
plank owner) on the battleship
USS Wisconsin (BB-64). During
his Navy PAO career, he served
at the U.S. Navy War College,
,and retired after serving as the
Navy Element Commander and
Director of Public Affairs at the

Defense Information School
then located at Ft. Benjamin
Harrison, Ind.
Commander Ahlwaddt holds
a bachelors degree from Florida
State and a masters degree from
San Diego State University.
Married to his college sweet-
heart the couple are parents of
two Indiana University gradu-
ates Kathy and Ryan. Both par-
ents come from military fami-
lies, Commander Ahwardt's
father retired from the Navy n
1960 and Kathy's father retired
from the Air Force in 1979.
The Joint Military Science
Leadership Center was opened
September 2004 with Congress-
man C.W. "Bill" Young with USF
President Judy Genshaft helping
to cut the ribbon. Surrounding
the event were USF ROTC com-
manders, civilian and military
dignitaries as well as ROTC stu-
dents. Among those that were
involved in the development of
the planned Center in addition
to Congressman Young and USF
president Genshaft, there was
Army General Tommy Franks
and other Department of
Defense officials.
Reservations may be made
by calling Captain Lou Brough in

Service Club Briefs .

American Legion

open at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments
will be available at 6 p.m.

Post #64 Friday: dinner and entertain-
Sunday, May 21: the Sons of ment starting at 6 p.m. Members
the American Legion will have and guests are invited.
steak dinner and entertainment Saturday: hamburgers from
from 3 until 6 p.m. at Legion Post noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from 2
#64fora$l0donation. p.m. until?
The American Legion lounge Okeehobee Masonic
is open Monday through Saturday,
at 10 am. On Sunday, it opens at I Lodge #237
p.m. The post address is 501 S.E.
Second St. For information call The Okeechobee Masonic
(863) 763-2950. Lodge is located at 107 N.W Fifth
S Our kitchen is open daily, Ave. For information about the club
Our kitch en is open daly, and events, call Bucky Yoder at
serving regular menu. Monday, 63 467-7342 or Matt Buxton at
Thursday and Friday from I1 am. (863)357-99972
until 2 p.m.; Wednesday, tacos(863) 357-9992.
served from I11am.until6pm.;tacos The Masonic Lodge holds
served from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.; their meetings onthe second and
Saturday from noon until 8 p.m., fourth Mondays of each month
Sunday from 1 until 8 p.m. starting at 7:30 p.m.
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday, Tues- Order of the Eastern
day and Thursday
Bar bingo will be held on Star Okeechobee
Monday starting-at' I p.m., and'qn ,- erp1
Thursday evenings beginning. at 6, Capter
p.m., for members and guests. The Order of the Eastern Star
The third Sunday of each has many fun activities planned on
month we have a steak dinner with the first and third Tuesday of each
the Sons of the American Legion month. For upcoming activities,
from 3 until 6 p.m. for a $10 dona- contact W.M. Margaret at (863)
lion. The dinner includes steak, 467-8020.
baked potato, salad, dessert, coffee
and tea. There will be entertain- B.IH.. Moose Lodge
ment from 3 until 7 p.m. The lodge is located on U.S. 78
Bingo is held every Saturday W. in Buckhead Ridge. The lodge's
and Sunday night starting at 6:30 phone number is (863) 763-2250.
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday night
Friday night dinner is served meals will be served from 5 until
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. Music from 4 7:15 p.m. Call the Lodge at (863)
p.m. to 7 p.m. 763-2250 for the menu.
Election day for the Post will Thursday and Saturday is
be June 13, 2006 from 10 until 7 karaoke night starting at 7 p.m. FRi-
p.m. All Post 64Legionaires with day at 8 p.m.
paid up 2006 dues are eligible for Friday night at 7:30 p.m. there
nominations for all officers and to will be music for dancing. Call to
vote. see who is playing.

Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W., at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members are
available. Cail Ray Disney at (863)
357-2138, or Don South at (863)
Eagles Aeries #4137.
* Every Tuesday and Thursday:
bingo at 1 p.m. Food will be avail-
able for a donation.
Every second Tuesday:
spaghetti dinner with salad and gar-
lic bread from 5 until 7 p.m. for a
Wednesday: bar bingo from
4p.m. until? Food will be available.
Every Thursday: washer toss
at 1 p.m. -
First and third Thursday: Aux-
iliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. Cooked to order
for a $12 donation. Music will be by
Jimmy Harper.
Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.'
First and third Sunday: break-
fast cooked to order from 9 until 11
a.m. for $5 donation.
e Call the AERIES for other
eventsat (863) 763-2552.
Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, call
(863) 763-6580.
Elks plan barbecue dinner
Saturday, May 20: S.E. District
barbecue chicken dinner at 11 am.
for a $10 donation. All past, present
and future Elks are welcomed.
Games and music will be provided.
For information, call (863) 801-
*l Tesdays: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third, 8 p.m., regular
Wednesday: bingo will be at 7
p.m. The public is invited. Doors








Saturday night meals will be
served starting at 7 p.m. Call for the
Sunday May 21: Jail and Bail ,
Benefit for Glades County Sheriff's
Office K-9 Unit at 1 p.m. Karaoke
will be by David Lee.
Moose Family
Center #1753 C
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W 36th
SI. in Okeechobee. For information S
and meal menus, call the Lodge at f
(863) 763-4954.
Breakfast will be served fromG
9 until I I a.m. at the Moose Patio (
on the second Sunday of every i
Meals will be served on
Wednesday and Fridays from 5
until 7:15 p.m.; and from 6 until ?
on Saturday.
There will be music for danc-
ing each Friday and Saturday night
starting at 7 p.m.
Each Thursday will be
karaoke night.
VFWPost #4423
The post is open noon until 9
p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Events at this post are seasonable
you should call (863) 763-0818 for
information or visit the lodge 300
N.W. 34th St. You may write the
post at P.O. Box 1137, Okee-
chobee, Fla., 34972.
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Everyone is wel-
e Every Wednesday during the
season karaoke will be held from 5
until 9 p.m.
Every Friday: bingo starts at I
p.m. for members and guests fol-
lowed by karaoke starting at 5 p.m.
Saturday: .25-cent bingo at 1
p.m. Karaoke will be from 5 p.m.
Sunday: a dinner will be
available from 2 until 5 p.m., and
will be followed by karaoke at 5
Every third Sunday there will

be a post meeting at 1I1 a.m.
VFW Post #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post hours are from
noon until 8 p.m., Monday through
Wednesday: Ladies Auxiliary
dinner, Men's Auxiliary or AmVets
- there will be music.
e Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. The
main meeting is on the fourth Sat-
For information contact Com-
mander Johnnie H. Patent at (863)
All games and special events are
shown on three televisions. The
game room has a regulation-size
pool table.
WVW Post #10539
s The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sundayat 1 p.m.
Lounge opens at 10 a.m.
Monday through Saturday and at I
p.m. on Sunday.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able, courtesy of the Ladies Auxil-
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
Saturday: dollar dogs, sausage
dogs for $1.50 grilled or steamed at
noon. Live music and dancing will
start at 7 p.m.
Sunday: open at 1 p.m. with
he big-screen TV.
Call (863) 763-2308 for the
schedule ofevents.
Shrine Club
SThe Okeechobee Shrine Club,
S.R. 78 W, members will meet the
irst and third Thursday of each
month at 8 p.m. For information,
call the club at (863) 763-3378, Kip
at (863).610-6659. or Keith at (863)

Sebring at (863) 655-2344; Lieu-
tenant Jane Christman in Avon
Park at (863) 452-5862. Mrs.
Mary Martin in Lake Placid at

(863) 699-1939, Mrs. June Felt in 0129.
Polk County (863) 683-1225, Reservations are a rust and
Lieutenant Roger Burgarner in due no later than Thursday, May
Desoto County at (8630 991- 18, MOAA officials said. .

National Safe Boating Week
At their meeting on Thursday, May 11, the Okeechobee County Board of County Com-
missioners proclaimed the week of May 20 26 to be National Safe Boating Week in
Okeechobee County. Commission chairman John Abney presented a copy of the procla-
mation to members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Taking part in the presentation are, left
to right, Theresa Brooks, aids to navigation officer, Mr. Abney, Fred Sterling flotilla com-
mander, and Marilyn Reinging, public affairs officer.



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rodeo cowgirls qualify fo

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Three young cowgirls from
Okeechobee have qualified in
the top 15 of the Jr. Wrangler
Rodeo Association.
Twelve-year old Lexi Peaden
is currently ranked fifth in goat
tying; second in breakaway rop-
ing; seventh in barrels, second in
pole bending and second in girls
all around.
Thirteen-year old Shelby Car-
den is currently ranked 15th in
pole bending and 14th in goat ;
Maci Culligan, 14-years old, is
currently ranked seventh in team
roping; third in breakaway rop-
ing; 13th in barrels and 14th in
girls all around.
They will compete against
over 100 other sixth, seventh and
eighth grade rodeo athletes from
all over Florida for the right to
represent Florida on the Jr.
Wrangler National Team. The
team will be made up of the four
top competitors in each event.
They will travel to Gallup, N.M.
in July to compete against some
of the finest and toughest Jr.
rodeo athletes from all over the
nation. They will be competing

:Submitted to Okeechobee
News/Missie Peaden
Lexi Peaden is currently
ranked fifth in the state in
goat tying, second in break-
away roping, seventh in bar-
rels, second in pole bending
and second in girls all
for $50,000 in scholarships and
$150,000 in prizes and awards
from Wrangler Division spon-
sors. They will also be compet-
ing for the chance to bring back
a title of National Champion to
For information about the Jr.
Wrangler Rodeo Association,
contact Missie Peaden at (863)

AP photo/Tom Strattman
Practicing for the race
Indy Racing League driver Michael Andretti sits in his car as his team practices a pit stop
during practice for the 90th running of the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor
Speedway Wednesday, May 17 in Indianapolis.

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(AP) -Sitting on a, crowded
concrete floor in the new Toyota
Racing Development, USA shop,
among the many tubeframe chas-
sis and race trucks in various
stages of readiness, are the unfin-
ished chassis for a NASCAR Car of
Camry race car and an almost
< done 2007 Camryversion.
In a nearby meeting room, Lee
White, senior vice president of
TRD, nods toward the shop.
"This was the worst' timing
ever for us," White said. "If there
-. *had just been a Car of Tomorrow,
we would have been smiling,
because it's a great leveler for the
a playing field and it's only going to
be used in a third of the races next
"Instead, we're learning about
what we call the Car of Today and
the Car of Tomorrow, as, well. It's
rv id Aadded a lot of work for everyone,
providers" all of the teams, all of the manu-
facturers. But, because of our
unique circumstances, it's been
S Toyota dipped its toes in the
NASCAR waters in 2000 with a car
powered by one of its engines in
the low-level Goody's Dash
Series. A much bigger stir was cre-
ated among those who believe
that NASCAR should be for Amer-
ican makes only when the Japan-
-* ese company entered the Crafts-
man Truck Series in 2004.
Now, the company that has
become one of the world's most
- successful automakers is getting
ready to enter NASCAR's top two
series, Nextel Cup and Busch, in
2007, with a heavy emphasis on
* Cup.
Beyond the parochial idea that
teams should not be racing for-
eign stock cars on NASCAR's
Sst ovals, there also has been the fear
ir stat that Toyota, which recently
leaped into Formula One racing
with a yearly budget some esti-
mate at $500 million, will throw
cash at its newest auto racing'
project, raising the cost of racing
and altering the NASCAR culture.
Toyota also has been accused
of trying to steal drivers and crew
members from current teams
aligned with Ford, General Motors
and DaimlerChrysler, the three
Manufacturers currently racing in
Cup and Busch. NASCAR owners


such as Jack Roush and Doug
Yates say they fear Toyota will use
its vast resources to attract people
away from other garages.
"One of the things that's made
NASCAR competition so close
and so interesting to all the fans is
that there's parity. There's parity
among the drivers' ability at the
very top. There's parity technical-
ly among the teams. There's pari-
ty among the manufacturers with
regard to what they're able to do
or willing to do with supporting
the teams and with bringing tech-
nology," Roush said. "Toyota has
a chance of breaking that parity,
and we'll just have to see what
But White and Jim Aust, vice
president of Toyota Motorsports
arid president and CEO of TRD,
say such fears are unfounded.
Both say the company's intent is
to let TRD give the Toyota teams
as much engineering help as they
need, and let the teams do the
Toyota announced in January
that it will run six cars in Cup in
2007 two each with the new
Michael Waltrip Racing and Red
Bull teams, and two with the Bill
Davis Racing organization that
now races Dodges. So far, the
only drivers confirmed for any of
those teams are Waltrip and for-
mer Cup champion Dale Jarrett,
who caused some waves when
he signed last weekend to drive
Waltrip's second car.
"The thing is that Toyota is not
bringing the money to support
those teams," Aust said. "They
have, or will have, primary spon-
sors. Whoever that sponsor is,
they're the ones that are going to
bring the money to the team.
"We will not have a factory-
sponsored car when we get to
Daytona, so it's a mystery to us
how that continues to be out
there. We've never, ever been
able to determine how much
money any of the other three
manufacturers are spending. So
it's interesting that some journal-
ists have the opinion that we're
going to be outspending every-
As for the"idea that Toyota is
stealing drivers and crewmen,
Aust said, "In the past four
months, TRD in. North Carolina
has hired one guy and transferred
seven people from our open-
wheel operation in California.

Sports Briefs

UF's'Doe' Holliday
to speak at Gathering
The Big Lake Gator Gathering
will take place at Quail Creek Plan-
tation on Thursday, May 18.
Friends, alumni and interested
persons are invited to attend. A lim-
ited amount of prime rib dinner
tickets will be available at the door
on a first come-first served basis.
Happy hour will begin at 6 p.m.
Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.
The guest speaker for the event
will be John "Doc" Holliday, assis-
tant football coach at the University
of Florida.
Tennis fundraiser
planned for May 20
The third annual Okeechobee
Junior tennis fundraiser will take
place Saturday, May 20, at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex.
Check-in time is 8:45 a.m. at the
tennis courts. The event will start at
The deadline for registration is
Thursday, May 18. The cost of sin-
gles competition is $10 per play
which includes a T-shirt, lunch,
balls and awards. Checks should
be made payable to Okeechobee
High School.
For information, contact Dave
Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or (863) 532-
Pop Warner grid
sign-ups slated
Pop Warner football and cheer-
leading sign-ups will take place at
the Okeechobee Sports Complex
on May 20, June 10, June 24, July 1
and July 15 from 10 a.m. until 2
The registration fee is $75. In
order to register you must bring the
child's last report card, a current
year physical from your doctor and
a copy of the child's birth certifi-
For information, call co-presi-
dents James Shockley at (863) 634-
3482 or Albion Crowell at (863)

697-2576.. ; .- '

Contractors Assoc.
plans fishing tourney
The Okeechobee Contractors
Association will sponsor a bass
fishing tournament on May 20 at
the Okee-Tantie Marina with all
proceeds going toward youth ori-
The registration fee is $120 per
boat (teams of two). There will be
over $3,000 in cash and prizes paid
to the top six places. There will also
be abig fish award.
For information contact John at
(863) 634-7446, or Lisa at (863)
Men's softball
tournament planned
A men's softball tournament
with all tournament proceeds
going to the Okeechobee High
School softball program will take
place Saturday, June 3, and Sunday,
June 4, at the Okeechobee softball
complex across from Yearling Mid-
dle School.
The cost of this tournament is
$300 per team.
The tournament will use ISA
rules with unlimited home runs.
First place, will pay $600; second
place will pay $400; and, third place
will pay $200. There will be a home
run derby, and giveaways through-
out the day.
For information contact Kim
Hargraves at (863) 634-6322, or
Rob Lowe at (863) 634-2694.
O.H.S. hosting
volleyball camp
The Okeechobee High School
volleyball team is hosting a sum-
mer volleyball camp for girls in
grades 4-8. The camp is scheduled
for June 12-16, from 9 a.m. until
noon at Osceola Middle School.

The cost i '$50 rperplay3f and:
includes a T-shirt and water bottle
with early registration., You may
pick up a registration form in the
O.H.S. mainibffice or call Coach
May at (863) 634-5836.
Summer play camp
registrations slated
Sign-ups for the Okeechobee
County Parks and Recreation
Department's 2006 summer play
camps are under way at the depart-
ment's new office at the Okee-
chobee County Sports Complex,
640 N.W 27th Lane.
Enrollment is limited and slots
will be filled on a first-come, first-
served basis.
Campers must be 6 to 12 years
of age.
Camps will operate Monday
through Friday, June 12 through
July 28, except for Tuesday, July 4.
Camp hours will be from 8:30 a.m.
until 4:30 p.m. Camp locations are:
the Douglas Brown Community
Center, the Okeechobee Civic Cen-
ter and Central Elementary School.
The regular camp fee is $50 per
week, per participant, plus fees for
field trips and special activities. Spe-
cial rates have been set at $25 per
week for a child on the reduced
school lunch program, and $10 per
week for a child on the free school
lunch program within the Okee-
chobee County school system for
the 2005-06 school year.
A letter of participation from
Okeechobee County school food
service must be presented at the
time of registration in order to qual-
ify for these special rates.
Camp fees include lunch and an
afternoon snack for each camper.
Extended hours of 7:30-8:30
a.m. and 4:30-5:30 p.m. will be
available at both the Civic Center
and Central Elementary for an addi-
tional fee of $10 per week, per stu-

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Toyota preparing for 2007 Cup entry

Shelby Carden is in 15th
place in the state rankings in
pole bending and 14th in
goat tying.

Maci Culligan is in seventh
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"We are planning to add about
20 more people for engineering
support when our teams are up
and running. But we will not be
pursuing people with contracts.
We'll probably be adding those
people toward the end of the sea-
son as contracts expire. We won't
be poaching people."
The curveball that NASCAR
threw at Toyota was the introduc-
tion of the Car of Tomorrow, a
bigger, boxier car focusing more
on safety and less on aerodynam-
ics than current Cup or Busch
sedans. The plan is to blend the
new cars into the schedule during
the next three seasons, starting
with Bristol next spring.
Meanwhile, Toyota also has to
come up with a current version of
its Camry to race the rest of the
schedule in 2007 and 2008. That
was complicated when the com-
pany decided to make major
changes to the front of its produc-
tion Camry for 2007.
That means the car Toyota had
approved by NASCAR last sum-
mer already is obsolete, with the
new version to be submitted for
approval by June 30. The TRD
people don't seem too 4con-
"Thanks to being part of the
truck series, we're going to be, I
hope, in great shape on our
engine, at least in terms of horse-
power," White said. "The really
good thing about the Car of Today
is NASCAR's templates limit what
you can do. And our teams are
either racing Car of Today or have
hired guys who have been out
there racing Car of Today success-
fully, so there's plenty of knowl-
He said TRD's philosophy is
that race teams should focus on
racing, the drivers and the crews,
preparation of the cars and execu-
tion of race strategies. The engi-
neering aspect is better handled
by the company and spread
equally across the teams, White
"We share everything* we
develop absolutely equally
among, all our teams and we
encourage them to work together
to enhance their own competitive
level," he noted. "That approach
has worked very well for us in the
truck series."
AP Sports Writer Pete lacobelli
contributed to this report.

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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
Theatre I "Mission Impossible
3" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at2, 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
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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, 7and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4.50; senior
citizens are $4.50 for all movies;
and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763-


Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center
of Okeechobee, a non-profit organ-
ization, offers free pregnancy test-
ing to girls and women of all ages.
We offer free and confidential preg-
nancy tests, peer counseling, refer-
rals for a free ultrasound, parenting
classes, and abstinence education.
Operating hours are from 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days. We are located at 1505 S. Par-
rott Ave., across from the movie
theatre. For information or appoint-
ments call (863) 763-8859.
Free parenting
classes offered
Free six-week parenting classes
for parents of young children are
held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the
Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S.
Parrott Ave. Topics include discipline
a family affair, birth to eight
months infants, eight to eighteen
months the toddler, 18 to 36
months terrific twos, three year
olds, and uncommon sense. Each
week parents "earn" baby bucks to
purchase items for their baby at the
center's Baby Boutique. Childcare is
not provided; however, infants in car-
riers are welcome. For details, call
(863) 763-8859 or (863) 697-6320.
American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action Team
Volunteers to be a part of our Disas-
ter Action Team (DAT). DAT is
made up of a group of trained vol-
unteers who respond to local disas-
ters. If you would like to give of
your time and talents to help local
citizens in time of disaster, please
call Debbie Riddle or Candace at
the American Red Cross-Okee-
chobee branch at (863) 763-2488.
Child care help
is now available
The Early Learning Coalition
has funding for child care for eligi-
ble children.from birth through age
12 on a first-come, first-served basis
while funding is available. There is
no waiting list. Parents must: be a
resident of Okeechobee County;
meet: income guidelines; and be
working, going to school or a com-
bination of both for at least 20
hours per week. For information,
call (863) 462-5350.
Head Start Project
accepting applications
Okeechobee I Center, located at
726 N.E. 16th Ave., is currently
accepting applications for migrant
children and children with disabili-
ties in our Head Start Program. We
believe all children can benefit
from receiving educational, health
and social services offered by the
S program. We serve children 6
weeks to 5 years. To qualify the
family must have migrated in the
past 24 months, worked in agricul-
ture and their primary income
must come from agriculture. We
encourage families of children with
disabilities to apply, as well as evac-
uees. from hurricanes Katrina and
Rita. For information, call (863)
467-0702 and ask for Sylvia, Ella or
Page; or, (863) 467-6959 and ask
for Bethzaida or Priscilla.
El Centro de Okeechobee I
locaizado en 726 NE 16th Ave. esta

aceptando aplicacions para ninos
de families migrants y ninos inca-
pacidados. En nustro program

nostros creemos que los ninos se
benefician en cuando reciven serv-
ices de education, salud y services
socials que nustro program
ofrece. Servimos ninos de 6
semans a 5 anos. Para cualificar la
familiar deve de ver salido del con-
dado 0 estado en los ulitimo 24
mess y trabajado en agriculture -
personas que evacuaron a causa
de los huracanes Rita y Katrina
seran aseptades en el centro. Con
el ingreso de la familiar de trabajo
de agriculture. Animamos que las
families con ninos incapacidados
aplican. Para mas information por
favor de llamar al (863)467-0702 Y
ablar con Sylvia o Julieta o por
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transportation and background
a must. (863)697-8299
HOME DAY CARE- has open-
inos Call (863)467-7295
Reg# Rol0 00)03

BLACK LAB- found on NW,
50th Dr. red collar & choke
Collar, (863)467-5726
CAT, Calico: Long Haired,
Golden Eyed. Found in vic. of
Center St. off of 710
DACHSHUND, small brown
male, near US 98, in Bass-
wood, Sun., May 7th. Call to
identify. (863)467-2600.
DOG, "Jungle Duce"
with Dade County ID.

DOG, Min. Schnauzer, light
gray female, "Abby", was in
car accident on SR 80. RE-
WARD $1000 (407)718-0958
PIT BULL- Female, spayed,
Fawn & white, 3 1/2 yrs.
Phillips Rd off of Rt. 80 since
Pug, tan & black, male, 18
mos. old, vic. of Buckhead
Ridge on 5/10. REWARD!
Please call (863)763-4702.

BLACK LAB- Male, approx
6yrs. Very friendly Free to
Good Home Only! Needs
room run! (863)763-4083
CAT- 12yrs old, bik, 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.
KITTENS, 3 to good home, 1
female & 2 males. About 8 or
9 weeks old. (863)673-5206


KITTENS- 4 very cute, to good
homes only (863)763-1893
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KITTENS: Free i qood home
C1il 1663)697-3280 lur more

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Phone number.
Please call BillS.

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

All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 772-370-1779
Dredging Company seeking
Low Boy driver, Class A
required. Also, Dredge and
Equipment Operators. Call
Tractor Experience Preferred.
Overtime Pay Benefits Pkg.
Vacation Local Work
Call between 9:00am 500pm
Needed to complete all phases
of water treatment plant con-
struction in the Okeechobee
area. Underground and
flanged above ground piping,
generator sets, chemical and
process piping. Health,
401k, vacations. Salary
range $14 to $20/hour. Call
561-845-1233 ext. 102 or
561-324-3149 for Tim at job


Needed for construction
projects in the Okeechobee
area. Immediate openings.
Need transportation and tools.
Benefits include Health
Insurance, 401k & vacations.
Salary range $14 to $17/hour
for qualified people. Call
561-845-1233 ext. 102 or
561-324-3149 for Tim at
job site.
HELPER NEEDED- for install-
inn Hurricane Shutters,
.10 10 .r0r ir 0Idrt will train.
i8.6 )-46 ;-4442 6pm-9pm
Must have own bass boat.
.863)946-1742 $750 wk +tips

W&W Lumber Co. is
growing & we have several
openings available. We are
looking forteam players for
the following positions.
*YARD HELP Unloading
trucks, forklift experience
needed, putting up stock.
Certified, Class B, clean
driving record.
Sick pay, Health Ins., 401 K,
Vacation & Holiday Pay.
Call Jon at 863-763-3173.
Drug Free Workplace.

Hazemat & Tanker.
Medical Benefits, Retirement,
Vacation & Bonus Programs.
Call (863)763-3617
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
Fax resume to
Competitive pay & benefits.
Must have a Class A CD
License. Port St. Lucie area.

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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 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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all childcare requirements. CDA/CDL a plus
Call MS. Kizzy (8631357-1400

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Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

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

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

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Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
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For an interview please call:
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440

Complete Underground
Utility Pipe Crews.
Top pay.
Se necesitan
trabajadores para tuberia.
Buen salario.
Sod Truck Driver for hauling
Sod, need CDL License. Ap-
ply in person at Tap Sod,
9045 NE 48th St.
Starting @ $7.75

Class A CDL For Wrecker &
Low Boy Semi's. Apply atBMJ
]Iwing: 419 SW 2nd Ave.
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The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL or PART TIME
circulation assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Cash Handling Experience
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
The DailyOkeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

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Driver & Front Office Person
needed for Medical Office in
Okeechobee area.
Fax Resume to: 863-357-4539

r Local cleaning
company seeking
employees. GOOD PAY.
3 Shifts, 3:30pm-11pm,
4-11pm, 5-11pm. Mon. -
Fri., Sat. per mo. day-
time. Must have valid FL
DL, trans. to & from
work, no criminal record.
For Application call

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

We have immediate
openings for LPN's on
our home care team and
in the Hamrick Home.
FT, PT and Per Diem.
Come in to
Hospice of Okeechobee,
411 SE 4th Street,
or call 467-2321,
and ask for Brenda.

When doing those chores
Is doing you hi Ints time
to look for a helper In
the classfieds.

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Head Ridge Area for 4/2 yr.
old child. Light Housekeeping
required. (863)227-4434
Exerciser: Experienced English
pleasure rider for exercising
orses needed 3 days a week.
Mornings only. Call M-F
6am-3pm (863)763-4723
Find It faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classifeds

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

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

The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.


Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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
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.

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

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

Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over

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

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


Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
C drens Item 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 6575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Dnps, LImns Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing.
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
eLinge 645
$ 12 al1tems 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines. 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
To & Games 730
VPRT 735
Wanted to Buy 740

3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated pegulaly:
tie classIlfeds.

antique, great for decoration
store or farm, $2500
(100) wooden, $75

DISH WASHER- Estate, Good
condition. Top basket need
to be replaced. $40.
FREEZER- Kenmore upright,
excellent condition, works
great. $125 (239)690-2055
Good condition. 1-3/4 hp &
1-1hp. .$195.
more 22 cu ft. Bottom freez-
er with ice maker, Exc cond,
$150. cash 863-357-3026
9 cu ft, GE, runs good, $35
STOVE- Modern Whirlpool,
self cleaning oven, Good
condition. $80
washer & Kenmore Dryer.
$100 for both. (863)357-6315
WASHER & DRYER- Kenmore,
white, great shape, $125
mos. $200 or best offer.
$863)634-7109 ask for
WASHER- needs belt $50
Large capacity. Like new.
Moving, Paid. $1000. Asking
$475. Okee. 863-634-9620

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DINETTE SET, 7 piece, heavy
pine. $400 (863)673-3585
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.
yrs. old, $1500 or best offer.
Oak, 4 x .4. $35
CHAIRS- brand new, $125
3/4, antique, with rails, $50.


on premises w/papers. $400.
PUPPIES, AKC, $350. each.
male & 1 female, purebred.
$400 (863)673-3585
$150 each. (863)763-2668
Champ. lines. All shots. Mom
on site. Conscientious Breed-
er. $700. (772)778-6849

Double Sink, Stainless steel,
33" x 22", wall hardware,
hoses & garbage disposal.
$45. neg. (863)763-6216

COFFEE POT- 10 cup Farber
Ware, like new, $20

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

Vadous sizes, 12' to 4', Ask-
ing $500 for all
(10) 21,2" in Diameter x 13.6"
Long. (863)763-8872
CHAIN LINK GATE, 15ft. with
post & hanging hardware.
$100 (239)810-2821
5 @ 10'x4', 1 @ 10'x1 8",
$600. Call 863-634-8608.
SHINGLES, (10) bundles 3-
tab. $75 (863)805-0272
WINDOW SILLS- (13 pc)ltal-
ian marble, 3/4" x 5" x 36",
white, $40 for all

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

BABY BLANKETS, $50 for all
or will separate.
boys & girls, $30 will sell
separately. (863)467-8723
PLAYPEN, Eddie Bauer Pack
'n Play w/vibration, bassinet,
changing table & play center.
Like new. $80 (863)763-4271

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

best offer. (863)467-6943

CARDS(3-400 Racing &
Comic. late 8Ds early 90s
Exc. cond. $400 neg.
JEANS: Sears, Mens, 9 pairs,
36x29 & 36x30. Some new.
$90 for all, will sep.
Run Card, Stand & Plaque.
$28 will sep. (863)467-1484

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

w/matching sleigh bed, $200
BAR L-shaped with 2 bar-
-stools. Wood and leather. 44"'
high, 22" wide, 7' and 5'
lengths. $150 (863)612-9233
BEDROOM SET, 5-piece, baby
girl. Solid wood, white & pink.
Good condition. $650 email:
BEDROOM SUITE, Beautiful, 6
pc. w/Sealy Posturepedic
Mattress. Antique Beige Col-
or. $1000. (863)763-9410
BOOK CASE- Custom built for-
mica, w/sliding glass doors.
$100. or best offer.
BOOK SHELF $25 or best of-
fer. (863)467-6943
BR SUITE- Ethan Alien, pine, 2
chest w/bookshelf, desk, 3
position bed, bunk, trundle,
twin $395 (863)675-7664
BR SUITE- Wicker, queen size,
headboard, nite stand, chest
w/mirror, $250
BUNK BED- beautiful, custom
made, all in one, w/desk &
dresser, solid wood $750
BUNK BED, Twin, over desk,
steel frame, no mattress, like
new. $100(772)597-4305
CHINA CABINET, Solid wood,
3 shelves, 2-piece. $650
ing. Good shape. $160

HEADBOARD, Queen. Nice
shape, light wood In color.
LIFT CHAIR, electric and bat-
tery powered, blue, excellent
condition. $340
FRAME: King Size. $175 or
best offer. (863)675-6142
top. Very modern and beautiful
to look at. $125.
pair, $75 (863)675-4981 La-
elle area .
SEAT- w/coffee table, $450
Sleeper-Sofa- Queen, Castro
Convertible & 7-ft couch.
$250. Will separate.
LaBelle 239-822-5955
SLEIGH BED- complete no
mattress, $50
SOFA, 5 ft., fair condition. $25
TABLE SET, 3-piece w/2
matching lamps. Brand new.
$300 or best offer.

AUTOMATIC Blue Belguim
Browning Baby. Stopped mak-
ing in 1968. Asking $400. Firm
(863)357-2233 Okeechobee
12ga, like new, $400

GAZELLE- Tony Little, top of
the line, absolutely brand
new, 6 work out CD's $150
HARD CORE GYM cable sys-
Stem, w/weights, flys,
down/up bars, legs, nice
$300 neg (863)697-2525
HOME GYM- 2 position, Wei-
der Pro 9940 asking $100,
Call Mac (863)675-3889
La Belle


SWING, 2 seat, with cover.
Good condition. $50
(863)675-6556 after 3 p.m.

TOR- Digital, Wrist, Brand
new. Never been used.
$34.99 (863)467-1120
Alante', 3yrs old, cost $000
new will sell for $1400
(863)447-2130 ,1.
Sonic Pride Mobility, elec. lift.
Excellent cond., hardly used.
$1150 neg. (863)675-2596
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

side open for burning $80 for
all will sell separately
Pac Man & Galagh Stand Up
Machines. $1100 will sell
separately. (863)357-2773
CANNING JARS- 12 dozen,
$25 for all (863)675-7306
$1000 or will separate for
parts. (863)983-9908
stainless steel, runs on LP
as, real money maker,
2500/neg. 863-634-5820.
WOOD BAR, with stem glass
& wine bottle holders, $100.

SNARE DRUM- with stand,
asking $50 (863)675-4098
Labelle evenings

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

ARIFICAN GRAY- 1 yr old,
Learning to talk. Can be han-
dled. $500. (863)634-9228
(863)675-4981 LaBelle area
Champion Bloodlines. $500.
Call (336)909-0740 or email:




SOLAR PANELS (12), for hot
water heater. $600 or will
separate. (239)810-2821

Round, all equipment Includ-
ed, good cond, $200


disc CD changer, dual
cassette, etc. $300


Craftsman,route r, 1Hemote,
TRIMMERS (6) Weedeaters.
Need work. $75 for all.

AC/DC, asking $500


DRIL2000 PSI, 6HP engine, $150.

SAW- 10", Makita Laser, Slide
compound, Telescopic slide
stand. $500.863-447-5649/
SAW- Craftsman 10" com-
pound radial. On table stand.
$200. 863-447-5649 or
hoses, cutting torch & braising
tip, $400. (863)763-9527
SHOP VAC- Sears, heavy duty,
12 gal, with attachments, 4
HP, wet/dry, exc cond $30
TABLE SAWS, (2) Craftsman,
10", w/extensions & extra
blades. $199 for both.

PEDALS- computerized for
Windows 95 or dos. $25 neg

ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
WANTED: Small/Older
Model, Diesel Tractor w/front
end loader. Needed work
okay. (863)763-205.3



N. olOKEE- 2Br, 1 Ba
l2mi. N ofOkeechobee. $575

Model FTH600, 5ft. wide, ex-
cellent condition. $1100 or*.
best offer. (863}763-5137
John Deere Garden Tractor. -
Good condition. $100.
DET #107, w/mower deck.
antique. exc. cond.. $595.
elec dump bed, motor just
tuned and serviced $1995
MOWER, 5fL Bush Hog finish.
Excellent condition. Side dis-
charge. $1100 or best offer.
42" Cut., 17.5 hp. Only 1 year
old. 6 spa $700 or best offer.
(863)635-2976 Frostproof.
w/grass catcher. 38 cut 12hp
Briggs & Stratton engine. $275
(863 763-5062
ROTOVATOR- lhp, Troy-
Bilt elec start, runs excellent,
$350 (863)763-9020 or
SNAPPER 30"- $500 Call
(863)517-2077 LaBelle


mo. Ist&sec.NoPets!Non *
smoking envi. (863)467-1717
8:30am- 3:30pm, or email
& 1BR/1BA for lease, No
pets or smoking. Call .

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
Ren 093

CBS, 2 Bdrm., 1 Ba. House on
Rim Canal, Large kitchen.
$900 mo. 1st., last & sec.
Please call (863)763-8711
KINGS BAY, 2BR/2BA, 1 car
garage, CBS home, W&D.
1100/mo. + 1st last& sec.
Okeechobee, 3BR/1BA, Ig liv-
ing rm. kit. & dining rm, 1
car garage, $849 mo. + '*'''
sec. Refs req'd. Call Kamal ..
(561)792-9431 7am-10am '.,-
or5pm-11pm ".
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\r ital

2BR/1BA, Single female pref.,
No kids. $561/mo. Utl. incl.
Ref. req. 863-946-0371 Okee. .
OKEECHOBEE, Nice area. Rm. -
w/priv. bath. House/Pool/Ten- .
nis privileges. Must like dogs.
$35 mo. (863)697-1867 ::

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2ba dbl wide on lake, new ,.
metal roof, new carpet ;-
throughout, 18ft a i
ground pool, Fla room -.
screen room w/jacuzzi boat ; -,
House w/lift, fened rear
yard, full sprinkler system.
Asking $160.000
CBS, 103, 4BR/28A, 4.73 .
acres, upgraded, $375,000 --
Call 561-18-7557. Century .
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L Fill out an application Alon. Fri. from 9a.m. to 3 p.m.
107 S.W. 17th Street, Suite D, Okeechobee, FL 34974

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

APPA. GELDING- wh./leopard
spot, 12yo, easy keeper,
good feet, good ground
manners $1200
BAY TB GELDING- 8yrs old,
15.2 hands, Quiet, Easy to
ride but not for beginner
$1800. (863)357-1976
el, 2 horse, New floor. $650.
PALOMINO- 5 yrs, 15.3 hand,
Barn & pastured, Not a be-
ginner horse. $1800.
(863)357-1945. Evenings
PONY Small Gray mare, 6
yrs old, rides & drives,
$900/neg. 863-634-5820.
SADDLE, Bob Marshall, 15.5'
treeless barrel. Chocolate
suede. 2 mos. old. $750 neg.
SADDLE, Bridle & Blanket.
$250 (863)675-4098 even-
ings. LaBelle

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
LAWN TRAILER: New, 3x4 Ft.,
Stainless Steel w/Balloon
Tires. $150. (863)357-5754


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owner Financing. $150K. Call U round nose fiberglass hull, The South Rorda Water Management District will receive sealed bids through the POLK COUNTY, FLORIDA
for more info. (863)467-1967 Combee, big 0, etc.), $25. Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-1 Bldg., 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm The South Forida Water Management District will receive sealed bid through the
863)467-6696 Beach, Florida 33406, for KRR Packingham Slough Flood Protection, Polk Procurement Office, 2nd Floor, B-1 Bldg. 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm
J & S ESTATES- 11 r ld Bat 3005 County, FL on Monday, June 19, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. local time, at which timely Beach, Florida 33406, for Paclllngha/Buttermllk Sloughs Restoraotin Fea-
frame house 2B2BA, w/ar. Camer/RVs 3010 submitted bids will be opened and publicly read. Construction of automated 40 lures, Polk County, FL on Monday, June 19, 2006 at 2:30p.m. local time, at EQUAL HOUSING
500frame house 2BR/2BA, /gar. Je 3015 How fast can yOU ca s pump station with a 72 gated culvert levees to pvide flood protection for whichtimelysubmittedbids will beopenedandpublicly read. Construction of lev- OPPORTUNITY
500 Sm ft. Rec. room, Pool, caint MarieAc es 3020 go? ft can go enste the western portion Pacldnghamn Slough. An OPTIONAL pre-bid conferencewill be ee, em agency plway &td culver ONALp -bid conferencewilbe
Steam cabinet Sauna cabinet Mie AC a 3020 o? t Ca O S held on Friday, June 2,20 at 1: a.m. onsil. i-95/FL. Turnpike to SR 60 held on Fridi June 2, 2 06 at 11:00 am. onsite. I-95/FL Trnpike to SR 60 FAIR HOUSING MEANS:
Treadmill & Weight equip Marine Miellanous3025 wht y t el wstto River anch Blvd. Site located just S of Lake Ksslmmee. For directions west to River Ranch Blvd. Ste located just Sot Lake Kissimmee. For directions
$155,000. Broker protected. Motorcycle. 3030 se call(561)719-429.AAsievlsltwilllmmedately follow. aw(561)719-0429.A savisitf/illiommllall 6 fallow. NO ONE MAY BE DENIED HOUSING ON THE BASIS OF
$155000 Broker protected. Motorycl RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, FAMILIAL
772)597-6158 or Sport Veh.des/ATVB 3035 l All bids must conform to the instructions in the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest- All bids must conform to the Instructins the Request for Bidders (RFB). Interest- OR HANDICAP STATUS.
954)801-6158 ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading for free ed respondents may obtain a copy of the complete RFB by downloading it for free
at www.sfwmd.v., purchase a set for $10 .00 at the above address, b call- at purchasing a set for $34.00 at the aove address, y calling THROUGH THE ACTIONS AND PROGRAMS OF ITS
NEW 3/2/2 in Everglades Es- APRILIA RS50 '03- eng. In (561) 62-6391, or by calling the 24-hour BID OTLINE 00-472-52. Th (561) 682-39, or by calling the 24-hour BID HOTLINE 800-472-5290. The COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)
tates. Q t Buil. reens s for a 250 p2, |ublic is invited to attend the bid opening. Information on the statuse of this so- public is Invited to attend the bid opening. Information on the status of this so- COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)
states. Quality Built. Screen I swaped for a 250 2 stroke, Ilcltatloncanbeobtalned ciltloncanbeobailnedatourweb PROGRAM
Porch. Sprinklers, Alarm Sy., AIR BOAT HAULLS 2 Fiber run and drives exc. $2500 1346620N5/18/06 13465 5/18/06
Central Vac. Granite Kitchen. gAs 1 comeS wt tiler, (863)612-0090 1346620N5/10/06 134650N5/10/06
Gas or Electric. $249,000. lass. 1 comes with trailer. 239-810-0022:
HO3 $10300 Alo ,offrs considered. M y
863-634-3313/863-634-6024 (863)824-0505 GAS TANK-For Boss Hoss Auo W ne 41 Pat/e ir 405 icu T r i
OKEECHOBEE, 3BR/2BA, CBS Motorcycle. $150. or best C
home, quiet residential area; BASS BOAT- 85, 17'.7', 150 offer. (863)447-5193 or AutomobilAUTO WANTED Third Seat, brand new, for'99 FORD F250- 85, 4x4, Runs
new appliances, heatVac, roof Evinrude, Rebuilt approx 1 yr 763-5881 WNE randn f OF 8, 44, uns CITY OF OKEECHOBEE
&vinyl fence. Professional ago, 30hrs. All orig. $2500. Looking tobuyAntiqueCar/ Ford Expedition, $200. good. Has Super Swamper
landscaped, well/irrigation (863)634-4818 HONDA 250 Crusier, 2003, Convertible/Truck. Please call (863)946-3570 tires. $1000. or best offer IS FIRMLY COMMITTED TO THE GOAL OF PROMOTING FAIR
pntains,wFloridat9on el dit (954)561-2776 (863)634-0187 HOUSING OPPORTUNITY. THE FAIR HOUSING LOGO IS,
system, fountains, Fl orida CAROLINA SKIFF- '01, 17, 90 mg, exclent condition C .. ..... .. TIRES (5) 17", Michelin, PROUDLY DISPLAYED TO DEMONSTRATE A COMMITMENT
room, 2 sheds & carport. Excellent cond. Includes trailer, $180 Call (863)517-2077 Automoile 4005 Heavy Duty, for Dodge 2004, NISSAN- '94, Red, Chrome TO THE PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUALS FROM
$240,000(863)532-9 70hp Suuki 4 stroke motor. La Belle Aut ed 4010 8 lug. wheels. Less than 20K. wheels, Bed liner, hitch. DISCRIMINATION IN THE PROVISION OF BROKERAGE
ON TAYLOR CREEK 2 Houses $5900 neg. 863-634-2342 HONDA MAGNA 1985, 700 Classic Cars 4015 $600(772)201-5689 Needs transmission. $500. SERVICES, AND IN THE SALE, RENTAL, AND FINANCING OF
for the price of 11.64 ac. Open CC's, 6 Spd., Runs great! Commercial Trucks 4020 FORD F350 DUMP TRUCK, TRANSMISSION Rebuilt (863)675-1490 HDUSING.
House Fri & Sat. $499,000 FOUR STAR CUDDY CABIN $2000. or best offer. Construction '80, $2500 or best offer. 7004R, $300 or best offer. IF YOU FEEL YOU MAY HAVE BEEN DISCRIMINATED
Cash 772-418-0018 25ft, w/twin Yamaha salt wa- (863)675-0596/673-2025 Equipment 4025 863-983-3867 Call (863) 467-8856 TOOL BOX-diamond plate AGAINST OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING
ter fuel in. 250 hp 0/B's, Forel n Care 4030 good shape, silver, $50 DISCRIMINATION, PLEASE CALL 1-800-669-9777 OR TDD 1-
Palm Village Ranch, 3/2, w/float on trailer, $12,000 HONDA SHADOW V4 500 '85- Four eel Drie 4035 r UTILITY BED, lift gate, '82 (863)467-7295 800-927-9275 FOR FAIR HOUSING INFORMATION AND
55+, Royal Wall costt, car- (863)4672267 runs, needs work, $600 or Heavy Duty Truck. 4040 Chevy truck, all apart. $400 or TOYOTA 8 REFERRAL.
port, storage shed, $265k. best offer, clear title Parts Repair 4045 best offer or trade. 4X4,
561-236-0293. JAVELIN- 17', 150 p Mercury 8 6 3) 6 1 2 0 0 9 0 Pickup rucks 4050 BRONCO '90- 4x4, runs good, (863)674-0375 tyl, 5 spd.,57good work or play
R R R El u deT 2 3 ) 1 2 BRON$4 5 0 0 o r b e s t o f f e r .r n g
2 Ba. 2002 Homes of Merit (863)983-9908 YAMAHA TTR 125 2002, Tractor Trailer 4060 best offer (863)697-1897 i LEGALADVERTISEMENT
w/lot. Carport. Nice quiet area. Great shape. Well maintained. Utility Trallers 4065 (772)215-2403 TOYOTA PU '88- 4X4, 5 SPD TRAILER, 16 ft. long, 14 ft. LA adE te
$105,000.863-467-1501 Jet Boat, Project, 22ft., Bies- Kick start. $1650. or best of- Vans 4070 CHEVY 3500 1990, 1 Ton, with air, $2500 loading space, 71/2 ft wide, ThCe Woment Boa f the
meyer, 454 engine, recondi- fer. (863)634-7675 Crew Cab, 8 Ft. Utility. Bed, (863)632-9166 2 toolboxes, loading ramp. Treasure Coast Job r ining Consor-
Golf C4a7rts 4037 (863)6327916 2p tooboes loading ram. g, aTreasure Coast Job Tmining Consr-
n S tioned. Matching galvanized new paint & clean. $4750. $600 (863)675-4706 tium announces a public meeting of
trailer. $9700 (863)674-0898 YAMAHA TTR 225 2004, CLUB CAR, 'o03 new condi- (239)246-3549 TRUCK BED- 95, F350, Dual 2 e Legisatieommitee to whic all
EXCELLENT LOTS FOR SALE Looks & Runs like new. tIC R, wt 3, 1/2 Ton, wheel. Excellent shape. TRAILER, 42 inches wide, 7 ft pehonoaeisntivedw
Buildale@Goodpices. PLASTIC BOAT, 10ff., 2-man, $1995. or best offer. CHEVY MALIBU '97, Runs fans, $2500. 863)6971350 to., 40Vk, needs rk$1000 or $500. or best offer. long, new tires, rims, lights & ate&ime: Thumday,May25,2006
Okeechobee & Sebdring Area. swivel seats, live well, bat- (863)634-7675 good, needs some work. Ask- or (863)763-2 63 best offer. 863)697-3805 or (863)2614781 .(863)635-1096

Okee, 2.5 wooded acres, near w/trir, & 78 Challenger II, no good on gas, clean, must be (863)786-203 A/C, $5500. or best offer, trouble, $800 as is. ing the Workforce Investment Actl
M oserol mora Ee, m tore Lo. $0 .r 863-85234-3470 $5 I798-1960) -w

S(407)43 -5140. PROCRAFT- 1978, 140 HP cond, good beta& charger CHVY- 98, 0 cab, 4x4, Re- -C tire 4.80 x58, 7/bcouler FortPier, 7kFL 34950 s
Soe ode aet DODGE '78T, Working gas stoveORKER- '87- -1350 or built engine & Trans. Coldee FORDBRONCO, '93, engine 80 le863)357-1956 AR e a
Mobsalzerg@ Sale.2ne and refrigerator, inside lightstang FLEETWOOD 92-2dr SW edi- reat,air, needs minor work, FORD BRONCO, '94, blue, exc. DODGE CARGO VAN- '92, 3/4 te agenda may be obtained by co
with metal cradle iti s on. 357-2733 or CONVERTIBLE TOP-Co- tor2500/neg. 863-763-22 27ires. i us view
eed to move, is nte way tion, new starter, brakes & with motorbed exc Fits$20094 step bars, lights, brush DUAL AXLE TRAILER-tang:14X7, 1327N5/1/2

biWINNEBAGO JOURNEY DL 36headlinME RCURY GRAND MARUIS, o.(863)634-772 or863-634-422.1. 863-234-3470 $120. 561-798-196t0 or W loe ad
$2400 neg. (772)284-1194 561-969-1660 ou IreasRme ost
halnrR nsRT83 4-1772 0DODGE RAM 50 P/U 1985, 4 FORD EXPLORER '01, 5 spd., Ciycertr I
Ox, 2001, c/cDiesel, Freight iner ATV TIREADS & RIMS, Blackwa- 86, cold a, good transpor- box tinted Great condition Ford, Hightop Van, '89, V, 9350USHighway #1
Mobile 175 Suzuki, w/tr(r., good grD conUS '0u, Gren, new 12 1/2 ft. step-in frame & tires. Just needs a little TLC. cePlent CD/radio, p/w, pn Ex- o sofa beId, tow pkg., 178k PortSt.Lce, lorda 34952
LaBelle, 80, 24x56, 3br, 2ba chassis, on 6 spd., $5700 or best off er, Yamaha rear mounted tato can beeen atJ Au- you must $9500 (772409-3182 860
cond.,757 obsf mission, 31Mk Must seller $1000 neg. (863)673-1501 best offer. (863)467-4680 miles, $2000. LaBelle Area. Should any person wish to appeal any

mkeIn Great shape.,New Kit. 2 slideouts, Loaded, Garage Greatore d $4300 (561)452-8247 FORD F150 1992, Ext. Cab, EQUIPMENT TRAILER 20 ,,ir .u
Mcabinets & floors 2$10,000 kept. 24,500 mis. $105,000. CallRick.(239)410-3784 NEONS9 $800 FOR (863)467-4328 FO F1 t ramps,(8)5 0 v. msg. decision made y5005te Board wit r
Ifli.W~L~~,.3010 1 MAZDA MIATA '91, Silver, 10k CHEVY CAVALIER RIMS. (4) 300. 6 cvi.. 5 spd. Good work GMC VAN 1986, New tires, above referenced meeting, they will

( 5-4061 (863)6343340 ATV TIRES & RIMS, Sand ( MIRRORS: Set, Stock, Electric $15 00. or best offer. i need to ensure a vrbtm recordng o
OKEE. 12'x36'o1 Bdrm.0 1 Ba, eShark, Yamaia, rear, mounted. a/c, p/ww owr ge 86 635-1144 i9-904 Legal Notice 5500 the proceedings is made, which rec
r Home Parts 2010 o re original miles, wood P215/60R/14, asking(772)20150 863)357-1956 ARMY CARGO TRAILER- 5 to
Mobile Homes -Rent 2015 DODGE '78, Working gas stove re 4 grain steering wheel, chrome (863)261-1968 1 9 R (86367-0171 includes the testimony and evidence
Mobile Homes Sale.2020 and refrigerator, inside lights shifter. Well kept. $8500 or FORD F15TRAIGHT'97- V8, new M105 single axle. 90020 upon whichth appeal s based, in ory

LtorAtras 7 lit 35" ire4 rtrea. new Irro rr. c r. FOUR WHEELER, 110 Rocketa 1800 (863)673-4736 Jeff. HEAD, engine & transmiscr brakes, AC, tool box, long $950(e230.1 i
work. Good condition. $2000 best offer. LDS INTRIGUE GLS-r2000, s on, $1200. (863)467-4328 bed, $2500 (863)467-7838, f INTERSTATE 2006, x86, En-1490 ts
Saab 2 door. Great condi- guard, cnrp. exhaust, rear 4F1 sides, Iailg3le ramp, ex- PUBLICNOTICE

OKEECHOBEE-f2br2ba dbl YAMAHA 5501'87, Wave Run- (8(3 3 Low ml, Leather, Loaded. All POSlDIFF-8.5"GM,$150or FORD F250 -1989, 6 cyl, 4 closed RearERamp, Du1 Ael, A2 607N5/1 5 *
wide Adult Park al WINNEBAGO JOURNEY D.L 36 3WH EELER, 1983, powerCURY, Prem wheels, Spoil- best of er. Call sp, need s distributor, brkes As New ,,800 .,. r,, ,,
F86l7' i,., 2001, Diesel, Freight liner ATV TIRES & RIMS, Blackwa-. 1 8 R A (863 467-8856. $600/best offer. (863 5-455 GNDT3-225973 wi besod
LaBelle '80, 2x56, 3br, 2boat 39)425-701chas 6 (863763-3451spd., Allison trans., ter, Yamaha, rear, mounted taion, can be seen at JJ Au- DRIVE ON RAMP- you must x inted. Great condition $1600 (863)2341230 Aucnr

LaellDe I Wid; Oeano- YAMAHA WAVE RAIDER *96, WOODS JEEP, 4wd, auto., New paint job. Needs trans 7 1/2, brand new, never on FORD F250, 86, runs great, x ed ucKbodyu t
In Great shape. New Kit. 2 slideouts, Laded, Garage Greatfor mud! $150for both. to, $700. (863)9463570 remove and haul $12950. new res ac, 1400. hand winch, ball.
cabinets & flor.$10,000 kept. 24,500 mls. $105,000. Call Rick. (239)410-3784 NEONS -96- (2) $800 FOR (863)467-4328.. FORD F150 XLT, '89, 2wd EQUIPMENT ooTRAILERgoose nec.20'- Public Notice 5r,,,,i ,5 nr,,,'r'''u ,,u'u,Sur
NEON6 '96- new tires, clutcFO great 2 amps,$2root Des. goser n tct. Public 5rAr,,',' 713 7wul 1 i,,r r,,gr,i
S(863)675-4061 $2250 (863)6343340 ATV TIRES & RIMS, Sand BOTH (863)98-9908 MIRRORS: Set, Stock Electric sha (561)202-4136eecobee 2 $700neg(863)697970 4 e e Pu r,
OKEE. 12'X36' 1 Bdrm., 1 Ba, Shark, Yamaha, rear, mounted. w/defrost. -For 2004 Dodge (863h635-1144 $8631697-9704 Legal Notiee 5500 ,.. F Lav:,, r
1 R'x40' FL Room, 141A24' car- Great for sand! $150 for both. NISSAN 200SX 196, 5 spd. in Truck. $100. (772)201-5689 -1999Chevodnl4-door
put .. SEA DOg BOMADIER, Runs Call Rick. (239)410-3784 good shape, clean inside, runs FORD F150 XLT '91- runs & FLAT DECK TAILER- 20 6 IIJ .,1
WelIerI Lar 19.,3ai iL. Adult great, only needs a starter. PONTIAC STRAIGHT 8 FLAT- looks good, new tires &. channel, heavy lanaem avle Sa*leale M&y29.20O09'900AM
Park'. Lot rent. $184., great. new Ira~iler. $1000. FOUR WHEELER, 110 Rocketa $1800 (863)673-4736 Jeff. HEAD, engine transmits brakes, AC, tool box, long $950 (772)342-7304 ,F.08 011 5a,)_oo606
S772)342- 304 BMX. $1300 or best offer. INTRIGUE GLS-'2000, sin, $1200. (863)467-4328 bed, $2500 (863)467-7838, INTERSTATE 2006, 7x16, En- "O,'C
OKEECHOBEE- 2br,2bad YAMAHA 550 '87, Wave Run- Low ml, Leather, Loaded. All POSI DIFF 8.5" GM, $150 or FORD F250 1,989, 6 cyl, 4 closed, Rear Ramp, Dual A Sael.
wide,Adult Park, Call ner w/trailer, runs good. $575 SUZUKI 3-WHEELER, 1983, power, Prem. wheels, Spoil- best offer. Call sp, needs distributor, I brakes As New $4800 ToJoseLopez& ChenyAuoSales:
(863)674-0874 or w/reverse. Runs great. $1000 er$9000. (863)697-2906 (863)467-8856. $600/best offer. (863)675-4565 #-GNDT13w3v-225973t wil be sold NEWSPaMzrl
(239)425-7016 (863)763-3451 (863)634-3055 Okee. S X -by A&B Towing & Re p air. 72N. Parrntti U A MMOC INGFOEED
WATERFRONT wiBoal Slip. PONTIAC GRAND AM- '93, RIMS For S-10 truck, 18" x SINGLE AXLE TRLR- wvir, a 9' Ave., Okeechobee, .?L 34972. Pursu- r IoTEEESTIO
28R!2BA Dal Wide Oieecriu- YAMAHA WAVE RAIDER '96. WOODS JEEP, 4wd, auto., New paint job. Needs trans- 7 1/2", brand new, never on FORD F250, '86. runs great, x 7, 113I bed BucK body or, i, ant to Florida State 713.18 for unpaid
bee N ie nt Owner iriariii 1100 CC w,'aalea cover runs good. $1 50' mission. $300. truck, asking $950. new tires. a/c, $1400. hand winch, 2 5/16 ball Repairs & Storage. Sale will bewithin
$t 79F, c3l863-46..I 967 $2250 (863)467-5672 (863)467-9298 (863)467-2894 (863)697-3865,' (561)202-4136 Okeecnobee $700 neg (863)697-9704 13559 ON 5/1d/06 -

Community Events

Interviews slatedfor new director
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of Indian
River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will be holding interviews for
an executive director on Monday, May 22, at 9:30 a.m. at the One Stop
Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St. North Portable, in Fort Pierce.

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

School board to discuss grants
In conjunction with the Community Collaborative Council meeting,
the Okeechobee County School Board will be discussing several
grants for the 2006-07 school year. The meeting will be held in the
School Board Office, 700 S.W. Second Ave., on Tuesday, May 23, at 10
a.m. For information or to provide input, please plan on attending the
meeting or call Cathleen Blair at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255, for grant

Okeechobee Main Street to meet
Okeechobee Main Street will meet Wednesday, May 24, at noon for
a general membership luncheon at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405
U.S. 441 S.E.

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.

Submitted to Okeechobee News
Rotary speaker
This week's speaker for the Rotary Club was Theresa
Davis from Hospice of Okeechobee. Ms. Davis spoke to
the club about the progress of the residence at Hospice,
and the prize drawing fundraiser for the boat which is to
be drawn on July 4.

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.
Venus Ministries meeting planned
Venus Ministries will meet Thursday, May 25, at the Venus Club-
house, located off of 731 and Clubhouse Road, beginning at 6 p.m.
The program will include gospel music, including the Celebration
Singers from Okeechobee, food and fellowship. The special guest
speaker will be Mary Lanier.
Putt-putt tourney aids KOA Kid Camp
The third annual Good Habits and Old Spirits Putt-Putt Golf Tourna-
ment will be held Monday, May 29, will be held at the KOA Camp-
ground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Registrations will be taken from 10 a.m. until
12:30 p.m. at the Good Spirits Liquors, 245 U.S. 441 S.E. No entries will
be accepted after 12:30 p.m. Play will begin at 2 p.m. The format will
be blind draw, two-man scramble. The tournament is for adults only
- no one under 21 can enter. All proceeds will go to the KOA Kid
Camp. For information, contact the KOA Campground at (863) 763-
Youth summer camp planned
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Camp will host its annual summer
camp for children between the ages of 7 and 12 during the month of
June. Camp dates are: June 5-9; June 12-16; June 19-23; and, June 26-
30. The cost is $100 per camper, and campers should provide their
own snacks and lunch. For information, contact Sue Arnold at (863)
Healthy Start group will meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition
will meet'Wednesday, June 7, at 11:30 a.m. in their office at 575 S.W.
28th St. Their office is located in the New Endeavors High School build-
ing. The. meeting is open to. the public. The Healthy Start Coalition is
part of a statewide network'of coalitions responsible for planning and
implementing services for pregnant women and infants. For informa-
tion, contact Executive Director Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.
Hospice hosting yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will be host a yard sale on Friday, June 9,
and Saturday, June 10, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The sale will be held at
the Hospice of Okeechobee big blue Volunteer House located at the
corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Avenue. All proceeds benefit
patient care in Okeechobee. All yard sale donations are accepted at
this location.
Church hosting Bible school
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will host
their annual vacation Bible school June 12-16 from 5 until 8 p.m. This
year's theme is Treasure Seekers, exploring God's promises. A nursery
will be provided for helpers and those taking part in the adult class.
Dinner will also be provided. For information, call (863) 763-4021.
Benefit golf tournament planned
A benefit golf tournament for Danny Allison will be held Saturday,
June 17, at the Okeechobee Golf & Country Club. The tournament will -
get under way at 8 a.m. Tournament format will be a four-person
scramble, make your own team. The entry fee will include green fees,
prizes and a barbecue. Proceeds from the tournament will help defray
medical expenses incurred by Mr. Allison. For information or to enter,
call (863) 763-1921, ext. 11. The deadline for paid entries is Saturday,
June 10.
Lake Denton Camp dates slated
Summer camp is back at Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park. Camp
for grades six through eight will be held June 18-24. Reduced rates are

available if registered by May 28. For grades nine through 12 camp is
July 16- 22. Reduced rates are available if registered before June 15.
The camp for grades two through five will be July 23-27, and reduced
rates are available if registered before July 1. Call Pam at (863) 634:
9280, or the camp at (863) 453-3627 for information and an applica.
Church schedules Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W.32nd St., will host their Vacatioht
Bible School June 19-23 from 6 until 9 p.m. This year's topic is Artic
Edge, Where Adventure Meets Courage. Classes will be from age 3 tb
adult. A class for the deaf will also be available. Child care for 2, and
under will be provided for parents attending VBS. A kick-off event is
scheduled for June 17 from 9 until 11:30 a.m. Registration forms mai
be downloaded at, or picked up at the
church office. For information, call (863) 763-1699.
Memorial benefit will be June 24
A memorial benefit has been scheduled for April Brown (Yates) oh
Saturday, June 24, from noon until 4 p.m. at Good Spirits, 245 U.S. 441
S.E. Spaghetti dinners will be $5 per plate. There will also be prize give-
aways and an auction to help raise funds for funeral expenses. A trust
fund has been set up at Big Lake National Bank. For information, call
Amy Selph at (863) 447-1141.
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 Habitat for 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.

Submitted to Okeechobee News
Grad night check
Okeechobee Masonic Lodge #237 Worshipful Master,
Bucky Yoder presenting a check to Senior Warden
Matthew Buxton for the non-alcoholic Grad Nite party for
the OHS Seniors.

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