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Briefs

SFWMD web site
offers water info
Due to the extreme water
shortage situation in South
Florida, water restrictions have
been placed throughout the
region based on impact to the
resource and they vary from
one area to the next.
The South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD)
recently implemented an inter-
active option on their web site
at www.sfwmd.gov that allows
residents to enter their zip code
to find the water restrictions for
their area.
As the web site was initially
being developed, some of the
links to the zip codes in the
Okeechobee area incorrectly
indicated that groundwater
wells in the' area were also
under mandatory restrictions.
Although everyone is strongly
encouraged to conserve water,
the use of groundwater wells is
not restricted at this time.
For information, contact the
SFWMD Okeechobee Service
Center at (863) 462-5260 or
(800) 250-4200.
N.W144th Ave.
to close temporarily
A drainage pipe will be
replaced under N.W. 144th
Avenue (East Grade) where it
joins N.W. 240th St., forcing the
closure of N.W 144th Ave. to all
traffic on Wednesday, May 2,
from 9 a.m. until work is fin-
ished in the late afternoon.
For information, contact the
Okeechobee County Road
Department at (863) 763-3514.
Lawn watering
restrictions set
Because of a critical water
shortage, lawn watering has
been restricted.
Residents whose addresses
are even numbered can water
from 4 until 8 a.m. on Thurs-
days and Sundays. Odd num-
bered addresses can water
from 4 until 8 a.m. on Wednes-
days and Saturdays.
Vehicles and boats can be
washed between 4 and 8 a.m.
and between 5 and 7 p.m. on
the above days. Washing must
be done on, or must drain to, a
non-paved surface. It must be
done using a hose with an auto-
matic shut-off nozzle or low-
volume pressure cleaner.
Violators could be subject to
a fine.

Drought Index
Current: 656
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels-

9.66 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
13.74 feet
(SOURCE: South
Florida Water
Management
District. Depth given in feet
above sea level.)

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Eighth Hour Romance, a Christian band comprised of students from Southeastern
Christian College, performed at the Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's drug-
free conceit on Friday, April 27, at the Okeechobee Freshman Campus auditorium.
Approximately 150 students from sixth to 12th grade attended the concert. Drummer
Luke Enfinger (back left); (front row, left to right) lead guitarist Jay Aden, lead singer
Sean Croteau and bass guitarist Michael Santiago closed out the concert with their
alternative style of Christian rock.


Eighth Hour Romance lead singer Sean Croteau closed out the night at the Okee-
chobee Substance Abuse Coalition's drug-free concert on Friday, April 27, with his
Christian band that is comprised of students from Southeastern Christian College.
Approximately 150 students from sixth to 12th grade attended the concert where Eighth
Hour Romance, along with the bands Adoration and Redneck Rampage, performed.


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By Chauna Aguilar
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee City Coun-
cil will meet in City Hall Tues-
day, May 1, at 6 p.m. to consider
approval of three interlocal
agreements with the county to
collect emergency medical
services, fire/rescue, road and
corrections impact fees.
The five-member city board
will also address a rezoning
application concerning a com-
mercial development across-
from the U.S. Post Office.
County EMS impact fee,
road impact fee and correc-
tions impact fees will be going
through their final phase with
the interlocal agreement with
the city.


If you go
Okeechobee City Council
City Hall. 55 S.E. Third Ave.
Tuesday. May 1, ar 6 p.m
According to the agreement,
which is to implement the col-
lection process of the appropri-
ate fees according to the ordi-
nances that were approved by
the Okeechobee County Board
of County Commissioners on
April 12, will be in effect for a
,period of 10 years beginning-on
the date that both bodies exe-
cute the agreement.
The city is allowed to retain
an administration charge of no
more than 3 percent for each
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Students at Okeechobee High School line up in the school's hallways to cheer on the
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Home searched; three arrested


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Three local people have been
booked into the Okeechobee
County Jail on various drug
charges after the home they
shared was raided by the Okee-
chobee Narcotics Task Force.
When the task force raided the
home on N.E. 1 lth Court on
Thursday, April 26, they reported-
ly found several controlled sub-
stances including alprazolam,
morphine and hydrocodone.
Arrested and charged were:
Charles Chester Booker, 29.
He was charged with the felonies
of possession of cocaine, posses-
sion of a controlled substance
(morphine), possession of a con-
trolled substance (soma), posses-
sion of a controlled substance
(hydrocodone) and the misde-
meanor charge of possession of
drug paraphernalia. His bond was
set at $23,500.


Charles Jessica
Booker Harris
Troy Lamar Booker, 28. He
was charged with the felony of
possession of cocaine, and the
misdemeanors of possession of
marijuana under 20 grams and
possession of drug paraphernalia.
His bond was set at $12,000.
Jessica L. Harris, 21. She
was charged with the felonies of
possession of cocaine and pos-
session of a controlled substance
(alprazolam), and the misde-
meanor of possession of drug
paraphernalia. Her bond was set


at $5,750.
According to
an Okeechobee
County Sheriff's
Office (OCSO)
report, a search
warrant was
served on the
home by the
task force, and
Troy the Okee-
Booker chobee Special
Response Team
(SRT). The home and the three
people inside were secured by
the SRT, then the task force exe-
cuted the search warrant.
The report states a small
amount of a green leafy sub-
stance weighing 2.7 grams was
found in Troy Booker's clothing.
When the substance was field
tested it indicated a positive
result for the presence of mari-
juana.
The OCSO report goes on to
state that in one bedroom, the


officers found a small amount of
suspected powder cocaine in a
Bible on the nightstand. The
search of the room yielded more
suspected powder cocaine,
numerous pipes used for smok-
ing crack cocaine, scales, alpra-
zolam and 13 morphine tablets.
The powder was field tested
and indicated a positive result for
the presence of cocaine.
More suspected powder
cocaine was found in the
kitchen, continued the report.
The substance, which was field
tested and indicated a positive
result for the presence of
cocaine, was packaged in three
clear small plastic baggies.
The officers, continued the
report, also found two capsules
that were later identified as lyri-
ca, a pain medication for diabet-
ics.
The report goes on to state
that all the medications were
identified via poison control.


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impact fee to cover the actual cost
for the collection of funds.
In an unrelated matter, the city
will consider the rezoning of a
vacant and undeveloped 16.24-
acre site that is currently zoned
partially residential mobile home,
holding and heavy commercial.
The site is located on the north
side of S.R. 70 across from the
U.S. Post Office. The applicant is
proposing a retail and office com-
mercial use for the property.
According to the city planner's
staff report, given the property's
proximity to S.R. 70 in addition
to the existing land uses of the
neighboring properties the
proposed commercial develop-
ment would be consistent with
the current surrounding land
uses.
This request is the next step in
the developer's process after
being granted approval by the
Department of Community


Affairs (DCA) for a large scale
future land use amendment,,
which changed the future land
use from residential single family
to heavy commercial.
The staff report goes on to
state that the public interest will
not be negatively affected by this
zoning, and it has been deter-
mined that the impacts are not
too intensive for the surrounding
area.
The applicant has submitted
the requested documentation,
which discusses the anticipated
flow of water and sewer for the
development; the Okeechobee
Utility Authority's approval of the
development; and, a traffic analy-
sis that determined that the pro-
posed commercial development
would not negatively impact the
surrounding roadway network.
Any impacts on the surround-
ing neighborhood, traffic or
drainage issues will be addressed
at the site plan process.
In yet another matter, the
council will hear from Okee-
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Maureen Burroughs regarding
their quarterly report and a
request for approval of a cattle
drive down S.R. 70 from Eli's
Western Wear to the Okee-
chobee County Agri-civic Center
at 4200 S.R. 70 E.
According to Mrs. Burroughs,
three years ago President Bush
declared the fourth Saturday in
July to be National American
Cowboy Day and no one east of
the Mississippi has ever really cel-
ebrated it.
Main Street and the Cattle-
men's Association are going to be
holding a ranch rodeo on July 28
at the agri-civic center that will
involve 10 events that coincide
with what goes on at a ranch.
To kick off the rodeo, Main
Street wants to hold the cattle
drive down S.R. 70 to the agri-
civic center.
The council will also consider
an application submitted by
Gianinna Mitchell on behalf of
property owner Jesus Silvas. The
application concerns a future
land use change from single fami-


ly to commercial for property
located at 1001 S.W. Third Ave.
The city's Planning Board/Board
of Adjustment and Appeals rec-
ommended the application be
denied. The board cited inconsis-
tency with the comprehensive
plan in that the property is locat-
ed in a residential area as a rea-
son for their recommendation.
In other business, the council
will:
consider a resolution to
extend the moratorium on
accepting applications for off-
premises signs until Sept. 1;
view presentation of the
2006 audit report from Debbie
Bradley from Hoyman Dobson;
e consider the reappointment
of Robin Brock to the city general
employees and OUA Pension
Board of Trustees, with a term to
begin Jan. 1, 2007, and end Dec.
31,2009; and,
discuss a request from busi-
ness owners in the Daniels build-
ing for a sign to be placed to dis-
play each businesses name in the
median of U.S. 441.


News Briefs

Local court cases now online
OKEECHOBEE Sharon Robertson, Okeechobee County clerk of
circuit court, has announced that the clerk's office web site now offers
Okeechobee County court cases on line.
The information is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The
site provides the ability to perform a person or case search in a variety
of ways. Visit www.clerk.co.okeechobee.fl.us for the index and
progress dockets of Okeechobee County public record court cases.
Questions should be directed to Sharon Robertson at
www.clerk@clerk.co.okeechobee.fl.us.
Realtors establish scholarship fund
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors will
be offering a scholarship in memory of the late Liz Weisser, a longtime
local Realtor, to any student studying Real Estate.
All scholarship donations can be mailed to the Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors Liz Weisser Scholarship Fund, 326 N.W. Fifth St.,
Okeechobee, FL, 34972.
For information call Toni Doyle, association executive, at (863) 467-
0004.

Christian school taking registrations
OKEECHOBEE Registration is open now at Okeechobee Christ-
ian Academy for the 2007-08 school year for Pre-K through 12th grade.
For information, call (863) 763-3072 or stop into the office at 701
South Parrott.

FAU offering business course
OKEECHOBEE Florida Atlantic University will offer a unique pro-
gram for individuals interested in starting or expanding their own small
businesses.
Participants in this hands-on course identify and develop necessary
business skills, scan the community for small business opportunities,
and prepare a business plan that includes a marketing plan and finan-
cial projections. This is an eight week course.
Class will meet Wednesdays from 6 until 9 p.m. Jim Lilly will be the
instructor for the course.
The cost of the program is $100, with $90 refunded upon comple-
tion of the course. The course will begin May 2 at the Holiday Inn
Express, 3101 U.S. 441 South.
For information or an application to participate in the program,
contact Jim Lilly at (863) 840-9923 between the hours of 8 a.m. until 5
p.m. Monday through Friday.
Enrollment is limited to 12 per class.


Today's Weather


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Okeechobee Forecast

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with highs in the upper 80s. The wind will be
from the east at 5 to 10 mph,.increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the after-
noon.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s. The wind
will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Extended Forecast
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with highs in the upper 80s. The wind
will be from the southeast around 5 mph, becoming east around 10
mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s.
Thursday: Partly sunny, with highs in the mid 80s.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s.
Friday: Partly sunny, with highs in the upper 80s.
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of afternoon showers
and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the upper 80s. The chance of
rain is 20 percent.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with lows in the mid 60s.
Sunday: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers in the morn-
ing then a slight chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
Highs will be in the mid 80s. The chance of rain is 20 percent.


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Seminole Elementary School students and teachers participated in a "Poetry on the
Green" poem reading assembly on April 25. Some students performed original poems
while others created a skit to go along with a poem.



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
(DOC).
Dale A. Hannah, 49, S.W.
Second St., Okeechobee, was
arrested April 27 by Deputy Aric
Majere on a Duval County war-
rant charging him with dealing
in stolen property and grand
theft. His bond was set at
$20,003.
James Lemuel Pierce, 26,
N.E. 308th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested April 27 by Deputy
Michael Hazellief on a Polk
County warrant charging him
with violation of probation -
fleeing and eluding a law
enforcement officer. He is being
held without bond.
Charlene Lynn Schultz, 22,
N. Otis, Tampa, was arrested
April 27 by Deputy Aric Majere
on a Broward County warrant
charging her with violation of
probation burglary of a struc-
ture/conveyance. She is being
held without bond.
Allen Moore, 24, U.S. 441
S.E., Okeechobee, was arrested
April 27 by Deputy Anthony
Kibler on a charge of grand theft.
His bond was set at $5,000.
Ann Marie Dersa, 25, N.E.
29th Terrace, Okeechobee, was
arrested April 27 by Deputy Mark
Shireman on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her
with amended violation of pro-
bation possession of cocaine.
She was released .on her own
recognizance.


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Shaneika Latoya Lewis, 20,
N.E. 16th Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested April 27 by Deputy
Aric Majere on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging her
with violation of probation -
grand theft and violation of pro-
bation worthless check over
$150 (two counts). She is being
held without bond.
James Edward Cypress, 20,
Okeechobee, was arrested April
27 by Deputy Kristin Gray on an
Okeechobee County warrant
charging him with failure to
appear possession of marijua-
na, failure to appear posses-
sion of oxycodone and failure to
appear possession of drug
paraphernalia. His bond was set
at $30,000.
Buford Tyson Wilson, 26,
N.W 47th Terrace, Okeechobee,
was arrested April 27 by Deputy
Timothy A. Higgins on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charg-
ing him with violation of proba-
tion burglary of a structure and
violation of probation criminal
mischief. He is being held with-
out bond. He was also charged
with the misdemeanor of pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
His bond on that charge was set
at $500.
Sharon Marie White, 30,
N.W. 18th St., Okeechobee, was
arrested April 27 by Deputy
Anthony Kibler on charges of
grand theft and criminal mis-
chief. His bond was set at
$5,000.
Edward Vincent Jennings,
Jr., 35, S.R. 70 W, Okeechobee,
was arrested April 28 by Deputy
Aric Majere on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with violation of probation -
driving while license suspended
- habitual offender. He is being
held without bond.


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Kenneth Alton Paulk, Jr., 41,
S. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia,
was arrested April 28 by Deputy
Corporal Paul Ferrell on a DeSo-
to County warrant charging him
with violation of probation -
obtaining a controlled substance
by fraud. He is being held with-
out bond.
Kenneth Raymond
Thomas, 32, S.W. Seventh Ave.,
Okeechobee, was arrested April
28 by the OCPD on a Martin
County warrant charging him
with driving under the influence
and driving while license
revoked. His bond was set at
$5,750.
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
inform this newspaper. The
information will be confirmed
and printed.


A Thought TO
Remember

"Believe you can and you
can!"
These are very difficult words
to believe when the future looks
impossible. How unbelievable
they may
appear, they
are true.
The man
who held the
record for
running a
mile held it
for 37 years.
By Paul "He is the
Buxton fastest man
alive," every-
one said. One day a young man
by the name of Roger Bannister
broke the record. He cut almost
11 seconds off the record, and
ran the mile in four minutes flat.
Why? Because he believed he
could. Even Bannister's record
has been broken -- and it will
continue to be broken, because
there is always someone who
believes he can do it.
This is true in almost every
facet of life. Believe in yours,
your family, your friend and you
will see the records broken
through your faith.


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Seminole

Elementary's
Upcoming
Events

May 10: Mother's Day Tea at
9 a.m. in the Seminole cafete-
ria
May 11: Kindergarten pro-
gram, time TBA, in the Seminole
cafeteria
May 15, 16: Talent show from
8:30 until 10:30 a.m. in the Semi-
nole cafeteria
May 24: Fifth grade pool party
from 10 a.m. until noon at the
Sports Complex.


St. Johns River Water Management

District 2007-2008 Budget Workshop

Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Time: 1:00 p.m. (to begin immediately following the regular Governing Board Meeting)
Place: St. Johns River Water Management District Governing Board Room

4049 Reid Street
Highway 100 West
Palatka, Florida 32177

This is a budget planning workshop for the development of the fiscal
year 2007-2008 budget.



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AGRI-CENTER I remember hearing awhile back that the folks in
charge of the agri-center wanted a lot of the functions that were cur-
rently held in different areas of the city and county to be moved out to
the agri-civic center. Of course, there would be a fee for use of the facil-
ity. A lot of the functions have no fees to pay as they own or have free
use of the property where it's currently held. A lot of these functions
use the money paid for entry fee and/or tickets to cover the cost of rib-
bons, trophies and prize money. Some of the functions are fundraisers.
If they have to move to the agri-civic center and pay a fee that will cut
deep into the planned use of any funds generated. I am sure the folks
in charge of the agri-center would like to see all the festivals in the park,
the fairs/carnivals, circus, cook offs, maybe all the barbecues we see
off and on in the park all moved to the agri-center for a fee of
course. I just don't see it happening. I can see the powers that be send-
ing out info about the agri- enter to all organizations, encouraging
them to come check out the site for possible future use. But the bot-
tom line is, each organization will have to make choices that will bene-
fit their own. The organizations that hold functions around the county
should be able to choose where they want to hold their functions.

RODEOS: According to the Okeechobee News, the county is trying
to get the Cattlemen's Association to move their rodeos to the agri-
civic center. If they do this, they cannot have the Livestock Show and
the Speckled Perch Festival at the same time. I believe there was a con-
flict this year, with the Livestock Show setting up the same weekend as
the festival. If they are using the arena for the rodeo, it can't be full of 4-
H and FFA cows and pigs. There is a barn, but I don't think it is big
enough for all those cattle and pigs.

ATVs: According to the Division of Forestry, there is a big problem
with ATVs starting brush fires. Some people take the filter screens off
the ATVs as they think they will go a little faster that way. But that lets
red-hot particles escape that can start a fire when the ATV goes
through the brush. Also on the prairie, ATV riders often go through
areas where fires are still smoldering and by doing so, they spread the
embers back out into dry areas and start new brush fires. Unfortunate-
ly, the Viking area has a reputation for being an open wilderness area
and people who don't even own land there think they can go there and
do as they please. In reality, Viking is all private property.

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Community Events

Driver safety course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held Tuesday, May 8, and
Wednesday, May 9, from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Okeechobee County
Extension office, 458 U.S. 98 N. Both days must be attended to com-
plete the course. Tuition of $10 covers course material. Make checks or
money orders payable to AARP Driver Safety Program. No cash please.
You do not have to be a member of AARP to attend these classes. For
information, call Nell Bostwick at (863) 763-4134.

Shared services panel meeting set
The executive roundtable of the Shared Services Network of Okee-
chobee County will hold its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Friday,
May 11, in the board room of the Okeechobee County School Adminis-
tration building, 700 S.W Second Ave. This forum provides a mecha-
nism for dialogue and problem solving in our community through the
collaborative efforts of our local decision makers. The public is invited.
For information, call (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

Masonic Lodge sponsors clay shoot
The Okeechobee Masonic Lodge #237, in conjunction with Acacia
Lodge #163 from Stuart, will hold their first sporting clay shoot at
Quail Creek Plantation on Saturday, May 12. Sponsorships are avail-
able. Call Matt Buxton at (863) 357-9992 for applications and informa-
tion. Proceeds from the event will go to the club's building fund.

Church to host Youth Day
First Missionary Baptist Church of Dean's Court, on the corner of
N.W Ninth St. and Ninth Ave., will host its first Body and Soul Youth
Health Day on May 12, fromI 1. a.m. until 9 p.m. Activities will include:
motivational speakers who will discuss a variety of subjects appropri-
ate for teens ages 13-17; a question and answer session; private coun-
seling will be available; a Spanish and deaf interpreter will be avail-
able; and, a health fair. There is no charge for this event. Please RSVP
to Shirlean Graham at Martha's House (863) 763-2893 by April30.



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Thanks for
the support
On April 20 the Okeechobee
Healthy Start held an educational
baby shower for our MomCare
and Healthy Start clients. This
endeavor would not have been
possible without the generosity
and support of several organiza-
tions and individuals from our
community.
I would like to extend a heart
felt thank you from the clients and
staff of Healthy Start to these
sponsors: Tender Care Preschool,
Seacoast National Bank, First Bap-


tist Church, United Methodist
Church, Los Cocos Restaurant,
Subway, Domino's Pizza, RJ
Gator's, Pizza Heaven, Beef
O'Brady's, U-Save, Maria's Fresh
Produce, Lunker's Sports Bar,
Gizmo's, The Clock Restaurant,
Syble's Flowers, April VanCamp,
Kellie Chapman, Craig Batchelor,
Julie Tinsley, Sharon Vinson, Leah
Suarez and Wanda Klesper.
I would also like to extend
thanks to our volunteers who
assisted Healthy Start staff in set-
up, serving and educating clients
at these booths: Okeechobee
High School HOSA students,
Connie Ribakoff (TATS FAU),


Upcoming Events


Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to the pub-
lic. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863)
763-6510.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30 until
6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology and how
to see your world and capture It on film. Class is basic through extensive.
Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for
information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's
Outreach.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invited
to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For information, con-
tact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member
is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at
7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Everyone is welcome. For informa-
tion, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Dr.
Edward Douglas at (863) 763-4320.
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 meeting.

Wednesday
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another group
meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth
Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facilitator. There is
another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Graham as the facilitator.
For information, call (863) 763-2893.
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64,510 S.E. Second St. The Jaycees would like to welcome
all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who are inter-
ested in working towards the betterment of our community. For informa-
tion, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.

Thursday
Tantle Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret at
(863) 467-8020, or Belinda at (863) 357-0166.
Family History Center meets from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863)
763-6510.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Frank Irby at (863) 357-1639.
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 Phyllis at (863) 467-8636 or Hazel at (863) 763-4920 for
information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For infor-
mation call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863)
763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 209 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be
available there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet from
8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. For informa-
tion, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet at
7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone interested may
attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.
Ongoing Careglver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday
at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is welcome to join.
The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for
caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meet-
ings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863)
467-2321.
A.A. meeting will be held from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study meet-
ing at 7 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in
Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth
Ave. at7 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 697-6235.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.


Julie Tinsley (Psychotherapy
Associates), Linda Wier (WIC),
Pat O'Connor (Okeechobee
County Library Born To Read
Program), Val Marone (Okee-
chobee County Substance Abuse
Council), Patricia Pelayo and
Staci Sharpe (Okeechobee Coun-
ty Health Department), Melissa
Kendell DDS (Florida Communi-
ty Health Centers Dental), Amy
Hamilton (Florida Community
Health Centers, Inc.), Bette Fos-
ter (OCSO Crime Prevention),
Colleen Hollett (Citizens Patrol),
Cindy Barnes (AHCA/Medicaid),
Maggie Sandoval (Martha's
House), Joanne Brioschi (First


Baptist Church Quilting Min-
istry),Sally Wibblels, Kellie Chap-
man, Craig Batchelor, Sharon
Vinson, (Healthy Start Board
Members), Nancy Olivares and
Leah Suarez (Healthy Start Care
Coordinators).
As you see, there was a great
deal of community support uti-
lized to organize and execute this
educational opportunity for
mothers in our community. To all
of you thank you, and God bless
you!
KayBegin,
executive director
Okeechobee Healthy
Start Coalition


Community Events

Substance abuse board meeting set
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's advisory board
will meet Wednesday, May 2, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 1600
S.W Second St. This is a brown bag lunch meeting and is open to
board members. For information, call Jim Vensel at (863) 357-1977
or Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.

Children's Ranch plans final yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold their
final yard sales a $3 bag sale on Thursday and Friday, May 3
and 4. We are no longer accepting donated yard sale items. Thank
you for helping make this year a success. For information, call
Rosie at (863) 763-4242.

Airboat group meeting slated
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will hold its monthly
meeting at Beef O'Brady's, in the meeting room, on Thursday, May
3, at 6 p.m. Please note that the meeting is scheduled one week
earlier than usual. Agenda items include discussion of the associa-
tion's plans for participation in the Memorial Day Bike Rally. For
information call (863) 6069.

Scrapbooking crop party planned
A scrapbooking crop party will be held Friday, May 4, from 6
until 10 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St. All levels of scrapbookers are welcome. This month Joan
will give a demonstration using buttons, ribbons and stitching in
your scrapbooking and card projects. Carolyn Jones will be atail-
able to assist you with your scrapbooking questions and supplies.
Refreshments will be served and there will be door prizes Bring
any scrapbook pages on which you are currently working. For
information call Carolyn at (863) 634-1885, or Joan at (863) 467-
0290.

Drought, landscaping topic of talk show
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday, May
5, starting at 7:30 a.m. The showwill be rebroadcast at I and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest will be Carol
Cloud Bailey, landscape counselor and horticulturalist. The topic of
the show will be the drought and how to create a Florida friendly
yard. For information, call Carol Cloud Bailey at (772) 260-2132 or
yarddoccarol@aol.com.

VFWhosting Loyalty Day
Big Lake VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S`441 S.E; wifl' oid Loyalty
Day on Saturday, May 5, beginning at 1 p.m. in honor of our fellow
Americans. Everyone is welcome. For information, call (863) 763-
2308.

AARP driver's course offered
An AARP driver safety course will be held Saturday, May 5, and
Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee
Christian Church, 3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Both days must be
attended to complete the course. Tuition of $10 covers course
material. Make checks payable to AARP Driver Safety Program.
AARP membership is not a requirement. All seniors age 55 and
over are invited. Consult your auto insurance agent for your three-
year discount upon completion of the class. For information, call
Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.

LOST event benefits Rotary scholarship fund
Rotary's fourth annual Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trail (LOST)
ride-run-walk will be held Saturday, May 19, beginning and ending
at the Scott Driver boat ramp, S.R. 78 W. Welcome andtorientation
will begin at 7 a.m. For those who make their reservations on or
before May 7, they will receive a registration package (goodie bag
and T-shirt) for a registration fee of $20 for adults, and $15 for chil-
dren 10 and under. To register only, the cost will be: adults, $10,
children (10 and under) $5. For those registrations received after
May 7, the cost will be: adults, $15, children (10 and under) $10. All
proceeds benefit the Okeechobee Rotary scholarship fund and
Martha's House. Make checks payable to Rotary's LOST Ride-Run-
Walk and mail registrations to Jim Mclnnes at Farm Bureau Insur-
ance Co., 401 N.W. Fourth St., Okeechobee, FL, 34972. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-3101.

OSAC resource group to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community
resource committee will meet Monday, May 7, from 11:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. This is a brown bag
lunch meeting and is open to the public. For information, call Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040 or Keith Stripling at (863) 763-6064.

OSAC outreach panel to meet
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's community out-
reach/training committee will meet Monday, May 7, from 9 until 10
a.m. at 1600 S.W. Second Ave. The meeting is open t6the public.
For information, call Val Marone at (863) 462-00-0 or Ken Kenwor-
thy at (863) 462-5000, ext. 273.

Special parent meetings on the internet slated
Okeechobee County Schools will be hosting two parent nights
to discuss internet safety for students. We will be discussing what
parents can do to help keep their children safe while on the inter-
net. Cyber-bullying and online predators will be discussed as well
as popular social sites. The first night of the program will be Tues-
day, May 8. The program will start at 6:30 p.m., and jor parents
whose children are of middle school or high school The sec-
ond night will be Wednesday, May 9. The program art at 6:30
p.m., is for parents whose children are of element hool age.
Both meetings will be held at the Freshman Campus: auditorium,
700 S.W Second Ave. For information, contact Shawna May at
(863) 462-5000, ext. 298. Due to the topics that will be discussed,
we are asking that only parents (adults) attend these meetings. The
meetings are open to all interested parties.

OSAC plans monthly meeting
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition's monthly meet-
ing will be Tuesday, May 8, from 11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second Ave. Everyone is
welcome and lunch will be served. For information, call Val
Marone at (863) 462-0040. There will also be an evenuig meeting
on May 8 from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Central Elementary School
Library, 610 S.W. Fifth Ave. for anyone who cannot attend the after-
noon meeting. All parents and PTO members from all Okeechobee
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P.I.G.S. League
April 23: First place-Kenny Cur-
ran. Second place-John Nickel-
son. Last place-Jean Knapp.
Closest to pin-(2) Mike Knapp,
(8) Mike Knapp, (11) Jack Forde
and (17) Kenny Curran.
April 25: First place-Joe
Albrechta. Second place-Max
Sherry. Last place-Penny King.


Closest to pin-(2) George Guy-
dosh, (8) Russ Adams, (11) Max
Sherry and (17) Kenny Curran.
April 27: First place-Max
Sherry. Second place-George
Guydosh. Last place-Sunni
Adams. Closest to pin-(2) Doug
Sturdivent, (8) Kenny Curran,
(11) Kenny Curran and (17) Max
Sherry.


Sports Briefs


Local mat
club meets
The Okeechobee Wrestling
Club meets on Tuesday and
Thursday evenings at the Okee-
chobee High School gym.
Elementary school children
practice from 6 until 7 p.m. Mid-
dle and high school students
practice from 7 until 8 p.m.
New members are always wel-
come.
For information contact O.H.S.
wrestling coach Bruce Jahner at
(863) 462-5025.
Cheerleading squad
accepting members
The Okeechobee Platinum
Elite competitive cheerleading
squad continues to grow every
day. We currently have 23 mem-
bers. It's not too late to join the
fun. Call Kathy at (863) 697-0812
to join.
Bass club
meeting slated
The Taylor Creek Bass Club
meets at the Buckhead Ridge
VFW Post 9528, 2002 S.R. 78 W,
on the second Thursday of each
month.
Tournaments are held the fol-
lowing weekend.
New member boaters and
non-boaters are welcome.
For information, call Dave
Stout at (863) 467-2255.
Oakview church
plans golf tourney
Oakview Baptist Church will
sponsor its 12th annual golf tour-
nament Saturday, May 19, at the
Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club.
It is a four-man team scramble
with proceeds aiding youth to go
to summer camp.
The $45 cost includes green
fee, cart and barbecue lunch.
There will be prizes and awards.
The meal and awards will be at
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Registration will be at 7 a.m.
and the shotgun start will be at 8
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recommended due to the limited
number of golfers.
Registration forms are avail-


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For information, call (863) 763-
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Junior golf
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AMENDING THE'OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY gives Notice that it shall hold a public hearing before
the Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners on Monday, May 7,
2007 at 9:00 a.m., in the Commission Meeting Room, Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. The purpose of this pub-
lic hearing is to consider and adopt amendments and updates to the Okeechobee
County Comprehensive Plan based on the Evaluation and Appraisal Report and
to authorize transmittal of the adopted amendments to the Florida Department of
Community Affairs. These revisions and updates to the Comprehensive Plan will
be incorporated in an ordinance titled as follows:
AN ORDINANCE OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA AMENDING THE OKEE-
CHOBEE COUNTY COMPREHENSIVE PLAN BASED ON ITS EVALUATION AND
APPRAISAL REPORT INCLUDING AMENDMENTS TO ONE OR MORE OF THE FOL-
LOWING: THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP, THE TEXT OF THE FUTURE LAND USE,
TRANSPORTATION, HOUSING SANITARY SEWER, SOLID WASTE, STORMWATER
MANAGEMENT, POTABLE WATER AND NATURAL GROUNDWATER AQUIFER
RECHARGE, CONSERVATION, RECREATION AND OPEN SPACE, INTERGOVERN-
MENTAL COORDINATION, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS ELEMENTS, FIVE-YEAR
SCHEDULE OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND POPULATION PROJECTIONS; TO
REVISE AND UPDATE THE EXISTING GOALS, OBJECTIVES, POLICIES, AND DATA
AND ANALYSIS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MANDATES SET FORTH IN CHAPTER
163, FLORIDA STATUTES; PROVIDING FOR TRANSMITTAL TO THE STATE LAND
PLANNING AGENCY; PROVIDING A CONFLICTS CLAUSE AND SEVERABILITY
CLAUSE, PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.
Furthermore, revisions have been made to the adopted map series, particular-
ly the Future Land Use Map series in order to respond to issues and recommen-
dations set forth during review of the County's Evaluation and Appraisal Report of
the Comprehensive Plan.
These revisions may affect
property values. OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
A copy of the proposed CONCEPTUAL FUTURE LAND USE 2020
Amendments and the Adoption
Ordinance shall be available for
inspection by the public during nor-
mal business hours at the
Planning and Development
Department, 499 NW 5th Avenue,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972.
All interested parties may
appear at the meeting and be
heard with respect to the proposed
amendments. If a person decides
to appeal any decisions made by.
the Board of County
Commissioners with respect to
any matter considered at the hear-
ing, that person will need a record
of the proceedings, and may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of ...
the proceedings is made which '- =
record includes the testimony and 0- -
evidence upon which the appeal is ..
to be based.
The proposed Comprehensive .
Plan Amendments shall apply to all "~ -
property within the unincorporated Amended May 7,200
areas of Okeechobee County as -
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
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Movie times for Friday, April
27, through Thursday, May 3, are
as follows:
Theatre I -"Are We Done Yet"
(PG) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
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times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Sat-
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9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
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day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
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Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
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Auctions 105
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CEMETERY LOTS (3): Silver
Hill Cemetery in Frostproof,
FL. $1350 for all or will sell
separately. 8636-35 5002


DS LITE- Black, Tues April 17
@ LaBelle Middle School.
Call w/info (863)675-2896.
$40. REWARD (LaBelle)
PIT BULLS (2) Males, 1 Solid
White. Very friendly! Lost in
vic. of "The Prairie". $500
Reward! (954)444-7959
Walker Hound, female, tricol-
or, spayed, looks like a tall
beagle, missed very much,
$700 Reward! (954)793-3203


BASSETT HOUND- male, 3 yrs
old, to good home only,
(863)634-9017
CURR DOG, 14 months old,
female. Free to good home.
863-634-6948 Iv. msg.
KITTENS- 1 male, 1 female,
5 1/2 weeks old, to good
homes (863)634-9017
KITTENS, 3 orange females &
1 black male, 8 weeks old.
To good homes.
(863)675-7963
KITTENS- (4) to good homes
(863)634-5796
MIXED LAB PUPPIES (8): 5
weeks old, 5 females, 3
males, all black. Free to good
homes only. (863)763-1370
PUPPIES, Mixed breed, will be
large dogs, 8 weeks old, to
good homes only.
(863)675-7963
SOFA- Queen Sleeper. Excel-
lent condition.
(863)675-3960 LaBelle area
WHIRLPOOL SPA, FREE! fi-
berglass, with wood deck,
you remove. (863)467-8683


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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-T nt-e 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Th'aining 227
Sales 230


NANNY NEEDED: Yeehaw
Junction area, for 2 small chil-
dren of nice married couple.
References a plus. Please call
772-532-3561.


ACCEPTING
APPLICATIONS NOW
A & D Water Systems is
looking for a Truck Driver that
has a Class B and Hazmat.
This is a Must.
Apply at the Okee.
Industrial Park
1530 NW 25th Drive
Okeechobee, FL 34972
AMERICAN DRILLING
SERVICES
Is looking for experience in
pump repair & water treatment
equipment. Good driving
record. $15- $20/hr.
according to knowledge.
Apply in person at:
405 SW 2nd St. Okeechobee
CUSTOMER SERVICE
INSURANCE AGENCY looking
for a Bilingual English/Span-
ish Customer Service. Expe-
rience a plus. Motivated, &
reliable. Fax resume to
S863)763-1510 or drop it at
303S. Parrott Ave. #G.


Needed for Home
Medical Company.
Delivery of Oxygen,
DME, and patient
education. Will train.
Interested candidates
please fax resumes to
863-763-5191
or call Angel at
863-763-7337.
To apply in person, visit
Lincare Inc
210 NE 3rdAve.
DFWP/EOE
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look no
further than the classi-
feds.


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(Must be 21)
Must have CDL.
Exc. Benefits! Apply at:
Waste Management, Inc.
10800 NE 128 Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972.
No phone calls please!!
EOE, DFWP
Feed Wagon
Operator Needed
Must have experience
operating equipment and be
able to communicate in
English. DFWR Call
(863)763-2279, 9am-Noon


HIRING COOKS
up to $15.00 /hr.
Immediate openings
SERVERS
(AM/PM SHIFT)
For Busy Restaurant
Apply Within
1111 S.Parrot Ave.
DFWP
LICENSED STYLIST FT / PT
Now hiring at Hair Cutlery.
Busy salon! Make $!
We offer benefits and training.
Call 1-800-ASK-JOB1
EOE
RECEPTIONIST: Excellent
communication skills a must,
ability to speak Spanish a plus.
Benefits avail. Apply in person
between 9am-3pm @ Adron
Fence 2762 NW 4th St.,Okee.
Sales
REAL ESTATE OFFICE
MANAGER/BROKER
A leading Treasure Coast
Real Estate firm has opened
an office in Okeechobee
and needs Manager/Broker.
Excellent compensation
package.
Call Jim Weix for a completely
confidential interview.
THE REAL ESTATE COMPANY
Treasure Coast, Inc.
(772)288-1900
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and a passion for seeing
others succeed? Contact the
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FEED MILL PRODUCTION MANAGER
Needed for the 2nd Shift.
High School Diploma required,
computer experience helpful.
Apply in Person at:
Syfrett Feed Company
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974


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VIDEOGRAPHER/RECEPTIONIST
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Responsible for duplication of
videos. Answer phones. Experience
with video camera operation and
production. HS diploma or GED.
College or Technical School a
plus. Computer graphics (+).
Valid Florida DL w/good record.
Fax resume to (954)967-3477


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


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Benefits Available.
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Brighton Reservation
The Seminole Tribe of Florida is accepting
applications for the position of Loan
Assistant. College degree preferred &/or 4
yrs. related exp. fi financial services. Ability
to maintain Excel spreadsheets, collect &
post payments to accounts, process loan
applications. Salary based on exp. &
qualifications. Fax resume or applications
to: (954) 967-3477


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

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


Sales
REALTORS NEEDED FOR
NEW OFFICE EXPANSION
A leading Treasure Coast
Real Estate firm has opened
an office in Okeechobee and
needs experienced agents.
We Offer:
70/30 split
No deskfees
*No transaction fees
*MLS from Vero to Key West
Call Jim Weix for a completely
confidential interview.
THE REAL ESTATE COMPANY
Treasure Coast, Inc.
(772)288-1900


MENTAL HEALTH
THERAPIST
For Okeechobee County
to work w/children &
adolescents for in-home,
school based & office. M-F.
Masters degree required.
Fax resume to 863-763-9898
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Ron's Pressure Washing
& Minor repairs
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-261-1565
New Lic. #2423



JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Di r/Shell Rock
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


Merchandise

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Carpets/Huge 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glaswmare, Et. 560
Clothing 565
Colns/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 690
Dnta Unmam& IFabrdc 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Itmm .63
Jewelry 635
Lampe/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Suppiea 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
TelevisIon/Radlo 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




A/C UNIT- 2.5 ton, Brand new.
$1500. (863)517-2106
AC UNITS (3) Fri0gdaire,
(2) 5K BTU & (1) 10K BTU.
All like brand newly $275 for
all, will sep. (863)946-1284
CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONER:
Package unit, with heat, 07
model. $1650.
561-447-0339


ANTIQUE CHANDELIER: Three
china bowls at top, green &
mauve colored. $35.
863-467-4529


CHEST FREEZER, Hotpoint, 15
cu. ft., w/3 basket shelves,
$65. (863)467-1530
CHEST FREEZER: Sears, 5 cu-
bic ft. Asking $75 or best of-
fer. (863)885-1026
DISHWASHER, Kenmore:
Works well. $75
(863)946-3822
MINI REFRIGERATOR: Like
new. $50.863-467-7721
RANGE, GE: Electric, White,
Like new. $75.
(863)612-5676
REFRIGERATOR, Kenmore,
side by side, 22 cu. ft., ice
maker, works well. $250
(863)946-3822
WASHER/DRYER, Sears HE,
electric, white, front loaders,
2 rs. old, like new, $600.
(863)763-8338


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YARD SHED: 8x12, Wooden,
$500.(863)801-9266


GIRL'S HUFFY: 12", excellent
condition. $15. Call
863-357-0223 after 7 pm,
MEN'S BIKE: 26". $20.
863-946-3622



SHED, 12x24 w/siding. Wired
for electric. Good condition.
$2000. or best offer.
(863)228-7230 LaBelle



GUTTER, Extruded, aluminum,
3x4, 2 pieces, 23'2" & 22'7",
for patio, good shape. $65
(863)467-0007
HEADER, Alum., self mating,
2x6, 52ft., used, good
shape, for patios. $100 firm.
(863)467-0007
PATIO DECK: 12x34, Only 1
year old. $500.
(863)801-9266
PLYWOOD (50 sheets): $300
(561)762-4620 Jupiter area

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.

Inmta" tiofonf Storm
Sfiusteri & Semnless
Jain Gufters
Licensed & Insured

863.763.5650
1551 N.W. 24th Drive
Okeechobee
License #765



COMM IRON & IRONING TA-
BLE- asking $300
(863)763-5323


LADIES DRESSES (4): Size 24
(3). Size 22 (1), red never
worn, tags still on. $65 for
all. 863-763-3982 (b4 noon)
PROM GOWN- beautiful, black
& white, floor length, size 3
petite, $50 (863)467-0139
WEDDING DRESS- Size 14,
white w/silver beading. $250
or best offer (863)634-6601
WEDDING DRESS, Size 6,
Strapless, Organza Silk
w/pearls & sequins. $500.
(863)697-1486


GOLD PIECE, 1904P $20
VF/XF, $10010. or best offer.
(863)234-3470


ELVIS COLLECTION: Many
items, Rare items, items from
Graceland, memorabilia. $350
neg. (863)467-0627
MITCHELL MOUSER: 8mm,
bolt action rifle, all matching
numbers. Great for collec-
torsi $350.863-467-1958



ALL IN ONE PRINTER, Fax,
scanner, etc. Exc. cond. Lex-
mark. $50 or best offer.
(863)983-2241 after 6pm
DELL LAPTOP- IBM Think
Pad, CD & DVD Rom. Wire-
less card. $200. or best of-
fer, (863)634-7598


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LAPTOP- Gateway, 3400+
processor, 80 gig, AC adapt.
case, new in Oct '06, $500
(863)467-4677



COMFORTER & BED SKIRT-
Queen size, Reversible.
Green pin stripes/Green
plaid. $15. (863)467-8681
COMFORTER SET, Queen,
moon & stars, with rug. $50
(863)801-4620



FIREPLACE- Brand new. $200
or best offer. (863)763-6747


ANTIQUE HUTCH: Beautiful,
mission style. No glass
doors but top shelves for
plates. $175. 863-824-0945
BAR & STOOLS (6): Butcher
block top & white cabinets
underneath. $125 for all.
863-634-4540
BED FRAME: Metal, universal,
double to California King.
$30.863-634-7905
BED: King size, excellent con-
dition. $300 or best offer.
863-675-1410
CHINA CABINET, Drexel, large,
medium wood, asking $250
will consider trade.
(561)793-9463 lv. msg.
CURIO CABINET- wooded, an-
tique, $100 or best offer
(863)675-1410
END TABLES, (2), $50 will sell
separately. (863)357-0537
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
White washed, fits 27" tv,
with glass & wood doors.
$60 (863)467-6548
GLIDER/ROCKER, Brown,
beige. $45. (863)801-4620
MATTRESS & BOXSPRING,
queen & king, brand new,
still in plastic, $189.
(561)351-9085
MERMAID TABLE SET- 3pc,
Mediterranean style, coffee
& 2 ends, very unique, $350
(863)763-5323
OKEE MOVING SALE: LR, Ent
Ctr, DR, BR, access., TV's
VCR's, DVD's, $25-$700 per
item (270)617-1556
PARSONS CHAIRS- 2, Con-
temporary. Florida colors
Aqua, Pink & Cream Exc.
cond. $50. (863)467-8681
PATIO SET: Table & 4 chairs,
white aluminum with cush-
ions. $50.863-467-4529
SLEEPER SOFA, queen size,
$150. (863)357-0537
SOFA SLEEPER- Queen size.
Approx. 6'. Fair condition.
$100 or best offer.
(863)983-2241
VANITY SET, Vanity, stool &
mirror. Excellent condition.
$50 (863)983-7011



GOLF BALLS, Over 1000,
Many Logo Balls. $150 for
all or best offer.
(863)467-4677
GOLF CART: 4 wheel, side
curtains, windshield. $850.
Call 863-634-3394 after
7:00 pm.
GOLF SETS (2): $55 for both
or will sell separately. Call
863-946-3622
YAMAHA GOLF CART- '97,
Elec, new batteries, garage
kept, many extras $1350
(863)824-2280


PELLET RIFLE- Benjamin
Sheridan, High power, Like
new. $80. (772)461-8822
RIFLE: All original AK47. Call
for details. $550
(863)467-1958
SHOTGUN- 870 30" barrel 3"
Magnum 12 gauge pump.
$400. Firm. (863)674-9964



HEALTH RIDER: Total Body
Aerobic Fitness. New condi-
tion, asking $150.
(863)983-4940
WEIGHT MACHINE- Dual sta-
tion, With cable weights & leg
press. Excellent condition.
$250. Neg. (863)357-3773



MICROWAVE OVEN: Kenmore.
$25. 863-634-4540
MICROWAVE OVEN: Tappan,
1100 watts, with turn table,
like new condition. $35.
863-763-6069


NECKLACE.& BRACELET- Tif-
fany Toggle Hart Tag, with
gft bag pouches & boxes.
$300. Firm. (772)461-8822


HAMPTON BAY CEILING FANS
(2), 1 with lights, 5 blades,
gold w/wood blades. $50
neg. (863)467-6548


ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR:
$100. 863-447-3409



ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR: Med-
ics, "Cadillac of wheelchairs!"
Immaculate, used very little on
carpet only. Paid $5000, asking
only $1000.863-357-5988
MOBILE ELECTRIC CHAIR,
walker, wheelchair, new & 2
potty chairs, $400 will sell
sep. (863)467-9892
MOBILITY LIFT, Trustlift Ram,
550 Ibs max capacity,
$3860 new, asking $1850
(863)467-0755
POWER CHAIR, Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick. Exc. cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1600 (863)763-6907
WHEELCHAIR LIFT, Hamar
AL030 Power Tote, for fold-
ing manual wheel chair.
$350 (863)467-0755


BOUNCE HOUSE / SLIDE
COMBO: 15x15, Great condi-
tion. $2500 (863)228-2440
or (863)675-1113 LaBelle
HOG TRAP, Custom Built
$200. Call J.ames
(863)447-9127
TRIM A BRAKE II- Van Mark
T850, 81h'. Facia & sheet
metal brake. Used very little.
$350. (863)763-5373



DRUMS, Ludwig, professional,
5 piece, 5 symbols, double
base pedal, steel driven.
$2400 neg. (863)697-6132
ORGAN, Hammond, lots of
features. You haul. $100
(863)675-1116
PIANO, Kimball, marvelous
sound, excellent condition,
walnut color, $875
(863)599-0774
PIANO, Spinet, Winter & Co.
with bench, $400 or best of-
fer. (863)467-2746
SNARE DRUM, with stand,
$40. (863)357-6930


AQUARIM, 55 Gallon, on a
stand, up and running. In-
cludes fish. $125.
(863)357-1733
BEAGLE PUPPIES (3) Female,
Tri-Color. $50 each. No pa-
pers. (863)357-2891


BULLDOG/REDNOSE MIX-
Mother & pups. If interested
pups will be ready in 4 wks.
(863)202-6816 Clewiston
COCKER SPANIEL PUPPIES:
CKC, 2 males & 2 females,
white and tan. $350 each.
Call 863-447-0179
DOG HOUSE: 4x8, off ground,
pressure treated, wired
sides. $100. 863-763-7598
FISH- 10", Algae eating Ple-
costomus Great help in keep-
ing your Irg. aquarium or pond
clean. $25. (863)763-1997
GERM SHEPHERD PUPS-
asking $300, ready to go
(863)675-2781
JACK RUSSEL PUP- 7mos
old, housebroken, $100
(863)763-8367
MINI DACHSHUND- Male, red,
Reg, w/cage, toys andac-
cessories, asking $600 or
best offer(863)673-3076
PIT BULL PUPPIES, 3 mos
old, 2 males. $175 each.
(863)673-2314
RED BONE COON HOUND
PUPS, UKC, Purple ribbon
bred, Health cert. included.
$400 each. (863)467-4149
RED NOSE PIT BULL PUP- full
blooded, asking $75,
(863)763-0367 or
(863)801-9494
SHIH-TZU PUPS, AKC Fe-
males, parents on premises.
Will be ready on 4/30. $700
each. (863)228-7230
YORKIES, For Sale. 4 males.
Will be ready May 5. $500.
(863)467-4337



HOT TUB: 2003, Excalibar
spa, with cover. $500.
863-673-1981
HOT TUB: Seats 5-6 people,
needs heating element. $250
or best offer. 863-228-7230


COMPOUND BOW- Camo,
Precision Edge series
1000C, Used $70. For more
info call (863)447-9127
KNEEBOARD: Hydro Slide
Revolution. $50.
(863)675-2136


DIRECT TV-(5) receiver, $50
for all (863)801-4635
PLASMA TV, 42", with Home
Theatre Surround System, 5
disc dvd changer, $1400.
(863)261-4026/357-1733


CHAINSAW, on extendable
pole, $60. (863)357-6930
LADDER: Louisville, 28 foot,
aluminum. $80.
863-467-5299
PAINT SPRAYER, Airless, HD,
Comm., Elec., On wheels
whose & gun. Works per-
fect. $400. (863)357-1784
WELDER, Lincoln Electric
175, Tig Welder. Like new
used only 3 hrs. Pd. $1700,
Sell = $1000 863-634-9645



VACCUM CLEANER: Phantom
Fury, Good working order.
$50. (863)634-7905


VCR MOVIES, war, horror, ac-
tion & comedy, $250 will sell
separately. (863)465-9470


LICENSE PLATES- Okeecho-
bee Co., must be a 1957
plate w/the 57 prefix in good
condition, followed by the
number 57, 270, 283 or
1957. I will pay $250 for one
of the listed tags. Call Dale
collect at (941)795-5701

Agriculture


APPALOOSA GELDING- ask-
ing $700 (863)763-0367
(863)801-9494
FINDERS FEE $500 for lo-
cating "Tiger", a gelding,
black w/brown accents,
small white mark on fore-
head, registration # tattooed
inside upper lip. Was sold in
Lake Park to Okeechobee
buyer in 1987. Call
772-562-1472.
QUARTER HORSE- Female,
5yrs old, greenbroke, gentle,
loves children, $900
(863)763-3899
SADDLE, Good condition,
brown leather, $125
(863)599-0774
SUNDOWNER '03, 4-horse,
living quarters trailer, like
new. Too many options to
list. $38,000 (863)697-0497



BUSH HOG: 6 ft, needs some
work. $100. 863-675-1816
DIESEL TRACTOR: 180 Mas-
sey Ferguson. $2500.
863-634-7706


GARDEN TRACTOR: Sears,
with mower deck. Old &
need carb work. Many old
parts. $100. 863-763-1182
MOWER: Swisher, 44", pull
behind, 10.5 Briggs & Strat-
ton, runs great, used 24 hrs.
$500 neg. 863-675-1816
RIDING MOWER- '01, John
Deere SX-85. 13 hp, 30" cut,
Looks & runs great. $400.
Call Joe (863)532-0188
RIDING MOWER- 18.5 hp, 42"
cut. Tip-Top shape. $350.
(863)697-9884
RIDING MOWER: Snapper,
Rear Engine, 30" cut, $450
863-675-4882
SMOKER GRILL- on trailer,
asking $2000
(863)697-6222
VACUUM / CHIPPER: Yard
Man, 6HP, like new. $395.
561-758-4337
Z-TURN MOWER- Cub Cadet,
only 9 mos old, asking
$3000 (863)697-6222


SHOW HOG, Approx. 250 lbs.
$450 (863)357-5832 after
7pm.
Love the ea'th Recycle
Lyourm ud Iems by sau-
Ing them in the cass-
fleds.


HEADSTALL, & breast collar,
with Swarovski crystals &
cow hyde, paid $500, asking
$250 (863)697-0497

Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent. 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



OAK LAKE VILLAS Remod-
eled, 2 BR, 2 BA, $950./mo
+ 1st, last & $800 Sec.
Dep. Call 863-634-3313
OKEECHOBEE: 1 BR efficiency
or 2BR apt. In town, fur-
nished, no pets. $685/mo +
until. 1st & sec. (863)634-0322



BUCKHEAD RIDGE Duplex
1BR/1BA $775/mo.
2BR/1BA $875/mo.
Avail. 6/1. (954)290-0861
OKEECHOBEE, 2br/1.5ba,
$850/mo. $2550 moves you
in, Includes 1st & 2 mos.
sec. (863)634-7722


BASSWOOD- Brand New
3/2/2, $1350/mo, 1st, & sec
Dep. (772)216-4873
IN OKEECHOBEE CITY: 4 Br.,
2 Ba., $1200 mo. + 1st, last,
sec. dep. & refs. Call for more
info. Call Barry 772-216-1461
Indian Hammock, 1800 sq.
ft., 3/2, w/2 stall barn,
fenced, $2400 mo., 1st, last
& sec. (863)467-0831 ask
forJudy
KINGS BAY, 2BR/1BA, 1 car
garage, central a/c & heat,
dishwasher, $850 mo. +$850
sec. dep. Avail. 5/1
(863)467-8434
OKEE., 3br, 1ba, Carport,
Yard, W/D, Partly Furnished
$1200. mo+ Sec. 1008 SW
2nd Ave. (954)658-0108
OKEECHOBEE, 2br/lba, locat-
ed at 310 NE 4th Ave.
$750/mo. 1st, last & $500
sec. req'd. (863)467-5965
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage. Nice area, C/Air.
$1100. mo. + sec. & refs.
(863)467-2541
OKEECHOBEE: 4/3, on Taylor
Creek, large dock.
$2200/mo. 1st & sec. Avail
May 15th. (561)767-6112
OKEECHOBEE-New 3br, 2ba,
in Basswood, $1100/mo.
(772)873-2784
SPRING SPECIAL
Waterfront, Clean & Quite,
Okeechobee Nicest. From
$750. mo. (772)215-0010
TREASURE ISLAND: 2br/1ba
waterfront, furnished &
fenced, utilities included.
$850/mo. 954-610-5345


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West Side of New Courthouse
HurrylOnly a Few LeftI
(863)467-0831
OFFICE SPACE
In Okeechobee Courthouse
area,Approx 900s ft.
Call (863)357-8303


BUCKHEAD RIDGE DBL WIDE
2 BR 2BA No pets, yearly
lease, $650/mo + $1000 sec.
deposit. 863-763-4031
DOUBLEWIDE: 3br, 2ba, sits
on 5 acres, well fenced.
$1100/mth. $1900 sec dep.
954-261-1268




MOBILE HOME 1BR/1BA
Large porch, 1 acre, fenced
and wooded $650 includes
some util. (863)634-3451
OKEECHOBEE, lbr/lba, in RV
Park, living room, kitchen,
Florida room, furnished. Pool
& laundry avail. Adult, gated
comm. Non smkg env, no
pets. $800/mo. & electric.
$200 non refundable deposit.
Refs required. (863)467-0455
OKEECHOBEE: 2BR/2BA, on 5
acres, horses & pets wel-
come, $1050/mo. 1st, last &
sec. (863)697-1339
OKEECHOBEE: New 2br/2ba
on private lot, on water,
$1000/mo. 1st & sec. Avail
05/01. Call (561)767-6112



DOUBLEWIDE M/H- 3br, 2br,
1 ac corner lot. Galvalume
roof. Crescent Acres $137K
(863)673-0369
GLOBAL HOME, Quiet, 55+
Community. Park Model.
Screened in room. $7500.
321-459-2777/863-467-2600
PARK MODEL, COUNTRY
CHARM '00, Exc. condition.
$8000 (863)467-7563 after
5:30 or leave message.
REDUCED! 2/1 Fully furn,
many extras, new CA/Heat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/ W/D, in adult
park on rim canal w/dock,
28,000.863-357-1784
SEMINOLE COVE- on lake,
1700 sq ft, 3br/2ba, Ig sun-
room & deck $175,000 Call
(863)357-2211
STUART- 1-2 br, 12'x47',
10'x27' add. 10'x20' deck.
9'x14' pool. New appi
$18,000. (772)219-4164
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Receation


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property'1030
Investment
Property -Sale 1035
La.d Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspectlan1080
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



BRAND NEW- 3br/2ba, Unique
Cracker style, 1724 total sq
ft, Ig front porch, Fla Rm,
Laundry, tiled, $1200/mo. 1
yr. all rent pd to be used to-
wards downpymt. $178,500
Owner Financing. 3375 NW
40th Dr. Basswood.
cpbirdie@adelphia.net
BUY NOW! Brand new CBS
4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., 3698 NW 7th
St., $995 mo. $145,000.
(863)484-0809
I I 1
No
reasonable
offer
refused
3/1
Waterfront
Must see
$75,000
(239) 340-5950

OKEECHOBEE: 4BR/2BA on 'A
acre. New manufactured
home, 40 year roof, new






WANTED: Land in Lake Okee.
area. To hunt on. Willing to
pay annual lease. Please call
(239)297-6661. Kevin


Lee County, GA
212 acres, great location,
good neighbors, excellent
hunting/homesitetract,
3/4 mile road frontage,
$3100 per acre. Call
(407)383-3153.
Leading a newspaper.
help" you mmierostaud
the woamr aeomum as
No w dee newspaper
readied areas more suc-
coslapelel
$31ffl00_erareCl


JOHN DEERE GATOR- ATV,
Pretty good shape. $2250.
863-634-4758
MINI POCKET ROCKET: All
fairing, with race stand, like
new. $450.863-216-9905
SUZUKI OZARK 250 '05- runs
great, $1500 (863)763-8526


J&J BUILDING CONTRACTORS
LICENSE #QB49109
S/':'- Screen Rooms Carports
Room Additions Florida Rooms
Garages Seawalls
Ernest Lancaster (863) 634-2044
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ALUMINUM BOAT, 14ft, heavy
duty trailer, nice shape. $895
(863)635-3465
APACHE '93, 17', fiberglass,
center console, 115hp Evin-
rude outboard, tilt trailer.
$2500 (863)467-4149
BOAT: 17.6 ft, center console,
115 Mariner, T-top, Trailer,
Good condition. $2000.
(863)228-2622
CANOE, Mohawk, 17', $125.
(863)467-1530
CAT-TYPE, 24', Alum. haul,
custom built, 130 hp Evinrude,
designed for fishing in shallow
water, $8500 (863)675-2318
GHEENOE: 15'4", new seats &
trolling motor, trailer, 5hp
Nissan 4 stroke outboard.
$1900 neg. 863-697-$704
LIGHTSEY COMM CAT FISH
BOAT 16'- orig Lightsey hull,
40hp Evinrude, drive on trir,
$1350 (863)763-8367 lv ms
MERCURY 150, V6 POWER-
HEAD, good midsection,
w/hydraulics, $250.
(863)674-0375
New Canvas Room for pon-
toon with rollup windows &
screens, $500 or best offer.
(863)357-1784
PONTOON BOAT: '89 Lowe,
18.9ft long, trolling motor, live-
well, flshfinder, 50hp Johnson.
$1750 firm! (863)357-6709
STRATOS BASS BOAT, '98,
dual console, 19', with 175
hp Johnson mtr. $10,000.
neg (863)983-7835


CAMPER, 32', good shape,
aluminum roof, $1200.
(863)697-1493
FOR SALE BY OWNER: Pur-
chased in 2006, New in
2005. Cardinal 35 Ft. 5th
Wheel. Completely loaded..
Like newly Only pulled 600
mis. Paid $50,000+ will
sacrifice price. Must see to
appreciate. Call for appoint-
ment. 863-763-6677 Day,
863-467-0603 Evening or
863-634-8732 Cell.
FRANKLIN, '05, 34', would
make a nice home for 2 or
just take it camping, 14' su-
per slide, Ig. w/d, self-stand-
ing stove, built-in
microwave, Ig. shower/tub
combo w/20 gal. hot water
htr., located at beautiful Big
0 RV Resort, Okeechobee.
Rent pd to 4/2/08. Move In!
or Move It Out! Price very.
neg. (863)697-2191
SUMMER BREEZE- 55+ RV
park, don't leave town with-
out seeing this one!, 1br
w/6x10 closet, 1 full ba, New
refrig, enclosed Florida
Room $4500. Call today
(772)663-3318


TAIL GATE: For 5th wheel,
alum louver, fits full size
Chevy/GMC. Cost $475 new.
Asking $300.863-697-9704
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OUTBOARD MOTOR- 20 hp
Mercury. Good compression
but needs some repair.
$250. (863)447-6780
WATER SKIS: 67", O'Brien Ce-
lebrity. $75.(863)675-2136

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HONDA SHADOW 750- '04,
Excellent condition, 2K mi.,
Red, $4500. (863)357-1343
HONDA VTX: '02, 1800 cc's,
low miles, king / queen seats
& saddlebags. Exc shape.
$7900 neg. 812-9987-2669
SCAFFOLD: On Motorcycle
trailer, two story. $1000 neg,
863-697-2434
SUZUKIE KANTANA 600 1992
Runs great. $2000 or best
offer. (863)634-2974
XR250R K&N '96- air filter,
good tires, new chain &
sprockets, runs good $600

YAMAHA 1000 VIRAGO '84,
Windshield, saddle bags,
king/queen seat, great on 9as!!

YAMAHA 1982:1100 cc's,
good condition. $1350 nego-
tiable. 812-987-2669



DIRT BIKE, 100 cc, Great 1st
bike! $400. (863)824-0402
for more info.
GO KART: Scorpion, large size
with roll bars. Like new, less
than 15 hours. $500.
863-824-0945
HONDA 250 4 WHEELER-
'03, Recon. Green. Great
shape. $2200.
(863)697-0424


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Okeechobee News, Tuesday, May 1, 2007


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



BUICK LESABRE '98, Needs
work, some body damage,
runs good, new parts. $2000
(863)357-2413 / 447-6424
CADILLAC: 1987, runs. $500
or best offer. Call Shane at
863-673-8396.
CAMARO Z28: '80, 350 auto, pwr
windows, re-upholstered seats.
Runs. Orig. Needs body & eng
work. $1200 (863)634-6601
CHEVY CAMARO Z28 '83,
Runs good. $575 or best of-
- fer. (863)673-3750


CHEVY CAVALIER 2000, Red,
2 door, Runs and Looks
great. 121 K mis. $2500.,
(863)634-7325/467-9557
FORD MUSTANG '97, 3.8 V6,
standard shift, $4000 or best
offer. (863)634-7914
FORD MUSTANG GT 1995,
Great body & interior.
$1800. or will part out.
(863)674-0467"
HYUNDAI 1995, $700 or best
offer. (863)467-7721 ,
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS:
1995, 4.6L, V8, exc power
train, a/c, new ball joints &
more, $1975.863-465-8135
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE '03-
great gas mileage, auto, exc
cond. low miles, 1 owner,
$8900 neg (407)256-2976
OLD'S DELTA 88- '85, 72K
mi., Cruise, P/W, P/L. Lock
wire hub caps 5 almost. New
tires $700. (863)763-6079

OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, '87,
2 door. Good on gas, All
power. Exc. cond., $2500 or
est offer. (863)763-6747
PONTIAC SUNBIRD LE '90- 4
cyl, 4dr, auto, AC, runs
great, gas saver, $1200
(772)465-0708 Ft Pierce


TOYOTA CAMRY- '92, Nas is,
$1000. Call for info
772-359-2923 or
863-467-5401.


CHEVY PICK-UP '55, Cadillac
500 cc engine & transmis-
sion. Lots of rust. Asking
$1250. (863)467-4328



BOB CAT ATTACHMENT: ATI
Tree Boom Attachment. Heavy
Duty. Like new. Asking $1000
(863)697-20320keechobee



CHEVY CHEYENNE '95, 4x4,
Needs clutch, otherwise,
runs good. $2300.
(863)675-1116
SILVERADO '03, LS3500, Ext.
cab, Vortec 8100 V8, Allison
5spd. auto., loaded, low miles,
$20,000 (863)675-2648
SUZUKI SAMURAI- '86, 33"
TSL Boggers, 12" Mickey
Thompson wheels, $3500.
(239)633-7173 Ask Sam
TOYOTA TACOMA- '97, Ext.
cab., 4x4, V-6, 5 spd, Light
damage on front.,$4500.
(239)633-7173 Ask for Sam,


AIR CONDITION UNIT: For
1987-1995 Jeep Wrangler,
Complete. $260.
(863)763-0944
ALUMINUM WHEELS- 4, for
'2000 Mustang. W/ good
205/65/R15 tires. $225.
(863)447-6780
CARPET- Ford factory, out of a
'07 Ford F350 crew cab.
Charcoal. Perfect condition.
$400. (863)697-0328
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION:
From 1993 Grand Am. $400.
Call 863-467-5401 or
772-359-2923
FORD F150: Tailgate, chrome
step, bumper with tail lights.
$350 for all, will sep.
863-634-7608
HARD TOPPER: For 6 Ft. Pick
Up. $100. (863)824-0402
JEEP BRA- black, with Jeep
logo sewn in, with square
headlights. $50
(863)801-4635
MUD TIRES- 4, 16", Brand
new, Goodyear. $150.
(863)801-4283
REESE HITCH- Complete, for
'1999 Ford Expedition. 1 yr
old. All parts included. $150.
or best offer. (863)763-3232
TOOL BOX- Aluminum, for
large P/U. Like new. $200.
(863)357-5754


RIMS: 20", chrome, Alba
wheels, Needs 2 tires & cen-
ter caps. $500 or best offer.
(863)261-5022
RIMS (4)- 13" Knock off wire
rims, $100 or best offer
(863)763-8261 leave mes-
sage
SUPER SWAMPER BOGGERS,
38.5x11.00x16 on 16x8 Pro
comp Rims, 6 lug. 500 mls.
$1000. (863)763-7009-'
TOYOTA 4X4 PARTS- 20R
Motor, 4 spd trans. & transfer
case. 4x4 front end. Works
good. $600. (561)644-4840
UTILITY TRUCK BED: Stahl, 8
Ft., $300. (863)634-7706
WHEELS & TIRES: For Ford
Mustang, Rod Lights, 4"
fronts, 8" rears, 28 x 10.5 x
15. $1200. 863-216-9905
WHEELS- 22.5" Aluminum, 2
driver & 2 rears. Aloco. Hub
piloted. $650.
(863)528-4444


CHEVY 2500- '94, 4x4, Ext
cab. Runs, but needs work.
$1000. or best offer.
(863)763-3428 .
CHEVY S10: '86, long bed, 4
cylinder, stick. Motor bad but
many new parts. $300 or
best offer. 863-467-6277


CHEVY TRUCK: '86, with tool
bed, has keys. $200
(863)674-0342
DODGE DAKOTA '96, Sport,
V6, runs great, $3400 or
trade for boat.
(863)801-9136
FORD DUALLY F350 '90, Sin-
gle cab, needs battery & al-
ternator. $1000
(863)697-2434
FORD F150 XL- '02, V-6, Au-
to. Cold A/C, LWB, 113K mi.
$4000. (239)633-7173 Ask
for Sam
FORD F250 '01- repossession,
rough, not running, $4000
(561)996-6711
FORD F350: '00, dly, 7.3 die-
sel, auto, ac, long bed, tow
pkg, Ithr, stereo. Looks & runs
great! $18,600. 954-328-8627
FORD F350: DUALLY '90, Sin-
gle cab, needs alternator &
battery. $1500 neg.
(863)763-3451 '
GMC FLATBED DUALLY '81-
10ft, recent carb, start-
er/clutch. Run/drives good.
$1000 neg (203)290-1220
SCHOOL BUS: '80, Chevy, 20
passenger, 81k mi, rebuilt
engine and.trans, runs great.
$1895 neg. 561-758-4337


TRUCK BED RAILS- New in
box. Nasta, Stainless, Fits
'99-Up Chevy Silverado. 6.5'
bed. $150. (863)697-0328
TRUCK TOOL BOX- alum. from
Tractor Supply, for full size
pickup, deep bottom, great
cond $125 (863)763-4992


CHEVY BLAZER '94- Tahoe
pkg, 2dr, runs good, low
miles, needs minor body
work $2500 (863)467-0627
FORD BRONCO II 11989, A/C &
Stereo, 2wd, standard trans.
$1000. (863)558-4437
GMC SUBURBAN: 1997, runs
& looks good, minor interior
cosmetics. $5000 or best
offer. 239-825-3007




JEEP SAHARA: 99 4.441 0 li-
ter, 6 cylinder, 110k mi, runs
great, a/c, p/s, p/b & extras!
8000.561-261-6629
NISSAN PATHFINDER '04 -
like new, loaded, 21K,
$16,500, 863-467-1829 or
634-5530 Cell. Okeechobee,


SEMI-TRAILERS (2), 40ft, en-
closed. $1600 for both.
(863)467-5946


DUMP TRAILER '01, Goose-
neck, 7x12, double axle.
$2500 (863)697-2032
FLATBED TRAILER, 16ft., dual
axle, brand new tires, electric
brakes, with ramps. $950 or
best offer. (863)634-7210
HORSE TRAILER: '91, Hart,
Big stock room, 3 stall. Sad-
dle/rm in back. Needs work.
$1000 neg. (863)201-3492
UTILITY TRAILER: 24' x 7' 7",
2 Ft. Sides. Tandem Axel.
$400 or best offer. Ask for
Charlie (863)612-5676
UTILITY TRAILER: New, heavy
duty, 5 x 8, with ramp. $625.
(863)357-5754


DODGE CARAVAN: '99 V6,
p/w, p/s, tilt, new brakes.
cruise, ac, works great, nev-
er hit, $2500.863-675-0410
DODGE RAM CONVERSION
VAN '99: Cold a/c, runs
excellent, 196k. Below blue
book. $2300 (863)763-3451


Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public
Legal Notice 5500



PUBLIC NOTICE
Public notice is hereby given that Fergu-
son Towing will sellat public Auction,
free from all prior liens, the following
vehicles that remaining unclaimed in
storage with charges unpaid, pursuant
to Florida Statutes 713.78, to the high-
est bidder at 12065 Lakeshore Onve,
Canal Point, FL 33438.
1) 1985 Chevrolet 4-door (BLK)
Vin#1G1BN69H9FY215112
Sale Date: 05/15/07
2) 1996 Dodge Station Wagon (WHI)
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Sale Djie 0 15 07
31 2002 Dodge 4-door (GLD)
Vin#1B4HR38N72F1 20062
Sale Date: 05/15/07
4)1995 Ford 2-door(BLK)
Vin#1FALP624SH106041
Sale Date: o5/15/07
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Community Events


Bike rally benefits local charities
Splinter Productions will present an Okeechobee Memorial Day
Bike Rally on Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27, at Okeechobee
Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Gates open both days from 9 a.m.
until 9 p.m. Events include live music, food, drawings, bike show,
contests, vendors, poker runs and motorcycle events. Children 12
and under are free. Tickets are $10 per person on.Saturday and Sun-
day. A full weekend pass is $15 per person. A percentage of the pro-
ceeds will support Big Lake Missions, the Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter and More 2 Life Ministries. Vendors, bands, sponsors, parking
attendants, cleaning crews and security personnel are currently
being sought. For information call (863)-634-8980 or (863) 634-4151;
log onto www.splintpro.com; or by mail at Splinter Productions, P.O.
Box 623, Okeechobee, FL 34973.

Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free sum-
mer program, The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. Students Offer-
ing Solutions performance troupe. Thirty youth between the ages
of 12-18 will be trained to perform alcohol/drug prevention skits,
write skits and learn to give presentations. The program will run for
six weeks from July 6 through Aug. 10 and there are two sites from
which to choose: First Baptist Church and Douglas Park Community
Center. For information and an application, call Val Marone at (863)
462-0040.

SFWMD stages photo contest
The South Florida Water Management District's Okeechobee Ser-
vice Center is seeking Lake Okeechobee area photographs for the
2008 Lake Okeechobee calendar. Winning images will be published
as the featured monthly photos. Applications will be taken until July
31 and entry forms and complete contest rules are available at
www.sfwmd.gov/okee select Info & Education. This contest is
open to amateur photographers only. Individuals may submit up to
three photos. For information, call (863) 462-5260.

Church hosting Worldview Weekend
The First Baptist Church, as host church, will sponsor Worldview
Weekend on Oct. 12 and 13 at Osceola Middle School, 825 S.W. 28th
St. Speakers representing Worldview Weekend will be Ken Ham,
David Barton, Bob Cornuke, Brannon Howse, and Ron Carlson. The
program is appropriate for ages 11 and up. Tickets can be obtained
from Debi at (863) 634-3525 or the First Baptist Church at (863) 763-
2171; or, online at www.worldviewweekend.com.

Realtors establish new scholarship fund
The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors will be offering a
scholarship in memory of the late Liz Weisser, a longtime local Real-
tor, to any student studying Real Estate. All scholarship donations can
be mailed to the Okeechobee County Board of Realtors Liz Weisser
Scholarship Fund, 326 N.W. Fifth St., Okeechobee, FL, 34972. Call
Toni Doyle, association executive, at (863) 467-0004 for information.

Classes offered to stop smoking
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will be offering smoking
cessation classes for pregnant women, women, or family members
living in the household with children 0-3 years old at Florida Com-
murity Health Centers, Inc., 1100 N. Parrott Ave. Call Leah Suarez at
(863) 763-1951, ext. 24, for class dates.

Senior Services offering assistance
Qkeechobee Senior Services is currently taking applications for
the EHEAEP grant. You must be 60 and over to qualify for assistance
with electric bills and you must have a shut off notice. Call Kim at
(863) 462-5180 for the required documentation needed to apply.

Ladies FOE auxiliary forming
Treasure Island Fraternal Order of Eagles in now forming. Ladies
Auxiliary members are being sought to sign up as charter members.
The time and place for meetings will be announced. For information
call Bill at (863) 763-1187, or Diana at (863) 357-2009.

Reunion for OHS class of '98 planned
Any and all graduates from the Okeechobee High School class of
1998 are asked to please submit your contact information to
ohs98grads@yahoo.com. Include your maiden name if appropri-
ate, address, phone number, etc. -We are in the process of planning
our 10-year reunion. More details will be published as they are avail-
able.

ORE offering special Christmas ornaments
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are offering their second
limited edition Christmas 2007, 24 karat on brass, ornament includ-
ing a numbered certificate with historical information. Ornaments
are $15 and proceeds fund the ORE scholarship. The 2007 ornament
will be the Southland Hotel. The 2006 ornament was the first brick
school 1916. A limited quantity of the 2006 ornaments is available.
Those who purchased ornaments last year and would like the same
ornament numbers) and quantity please call one of the following
members: Gay Carlton at (863) 763-5755; Kay McCool at (863) 763-
2829; Paulette Whipple at (863) 467-2487; Marion Davis at (863)
763-3991; or, Regina Hamrick at (863) 763-8865.

Free summer program offered
A Child's World Childcare and Preschool will be offering a free
summer program for 4-year-old children. Space will be limited so
register early. To qualify for the program the following requirements
must be met: the child must have turned 4 by Sept. 1,2006; the child
could not have participated in a VPK program during the school
year; and, the parent must obtain certificate of eligibility from the
Early Learning Coalition located at the One Stop Career Center. For
information, call Malissa at (863) 763-5453.


Help to pay electric bill available
The Salvation Army Okeechobee Service Unit is administering
FPL's Care to Share Program in Okeechobee County. The Care to
Share program is funded by Okeechobee's FPL customers and FPL cor-
porate funds. The program provides emergency assistance funds to cus-
tomers who are in a crisis situation and unable to pay their FPL electric
bill. There are rules and guidelines that must be met to quality. If you are
a FPL customer and need help call (863) 763-6020 to leave your name
and number. Your call will be returned and an interview will be done
over the phone to determine if you qualify. Interviews with your local
Salvation Army are by appointment only, no walk ins are accepted.

Healthy Start can provide help
Are you pregnant? Have you been turned down for Medicaid?
Healthy Start may be able to help. For information, call Becky Smith at
(863) 462-5877.

Martha's House offers workshop
Martha's House will offer a workshop called Deafening Silence,
which deals with providing services to deaf and hard of hearing sur-
vivors of domestic violence. The date and time will be announced at a
later date according to community interest and response. Contact
Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.

Healthy Start group seeks donations
The Healthy Start Coalition is accepting donations of baby items such
as furniture, shoes, clothing, maternity clothes, strollers and other items
for infants and toddlers. Proceeds from the sale of donated items will be
used to benefit infants and pregnant women in the community. For
information, call (863) 462-5877.

Discount cards aid youth activities
Communities in Schools and the Police Athletic League of Okee-
chobee have discount cards available. The cards are $10 and are good
for one year at selected businesses. Cards can be purchased at Car-
Quest, 300 N.W Park St. For information, call (863) 462-5863. Proceeds
will go toward youth activities in our community.

Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch offers a basic
HIV/AIDs instruction course that complies with Florida employment
requirements for individuals working in various vocations. This is a self-
study course that includes text work and the successful completion of a
multiple choice written test. The cost of the course is $15. Call the local
Red Cross office at (863) 763-2488 for information.

Volunteers needed at skate park
Communities in Schools is in need of volunteers to help man the
skate park during concession hours. Hours are available any day of the
week. We will provide training and background screenings. For infor-
mation, contact Mike Davis, youth project director, at (863) 462-5863.

Children's ranch plans yard sales
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S. 441 S.E., will hold yard sales on
Thursday and Friday, every week from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-4242.

Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings for
membership. The members of the volunteer council protect and advo-
cate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique needs. Volun-
teers are appointed by the governor for a four-year term. Local meetings
are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce. Call Penina
Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit www.floridasac.org.


YMS collecting printer cartridges
Yearling Middle School (YMS) is collecting empty printer and
copy toner cartridges. They are sent in for credits that go toward
school supplies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer
or toner cartridges, they can be dropped off at YMS, 925 N.W. 23rd
Lane, or at The Stitchin' Post, 620 S. Parrott Ave. Or call Tracy at
(863) 462-5056, or Linda at (863) 467-1484 for free pick up.

Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth edu-
cation classes at the Florida Community Health Center, 308 N.W.
Fifth Ave. For information, call the Healthy Start office at (863) 462-
5877.

Parent education classes offered
The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offering
parenting education classes for infants to age 3. All pregnant
women and parents are encouraged to attend. Each participant will
receive a gift. This adults-only parenting class consists of six, one-
hour classes. You must attend all six classes to get a certificate of
completion. No child care will be available. Call (863) 462-5877 for
registration.

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Yearling
Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, English as a second language
classes, Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Ele-
mentary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second language classes,
Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.

Center offers parenting classes
The Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S. Parrott Ave., Suite D,
offers a continuous ten-week free parenting class on Mondays from
7 until 8 p.m. at New Endeavor High School, 575 S.W 28th St. The
school is located across the street from Osceola Middle School. For
information, call (863) 462-5000, ext. 282, or (863) 763-0437.

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

Career Center helps in job search
The One Stop Career Center, 209 S.W Park St., has services avail-
able at no charge to help people in their search for the right employ-
ee or job. For more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; or, call
(863) 462-5350.

Martha's House collecting cell phones
Martha's House is collecting used cell phones to return for
money. Martha's House can also have them 9-1-1 activated for par-
ticipants. If you have any used cell phones to donate call (863) 763-
2893, or drop them off at their administrative office at 103 N.W. Fifth
St.


Chillin'
North Elementary School fourth grade students (left to right) Savanna Frady, Samantha Wine, Merideth Hilliard, Cassidy
Watford, Sarah Hurst and Victoria Mills chilled out together at NES's annual track meet on Thursday, April 19, and Friday,
April 20, while waiting to compete in their events.




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