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Vol. 98 No. 127 Monday, May 7, 2007 50t Plus tax


Meetings

Commissioners
to meet today
The Okeechobee County
Board of County Commission-
ers will be meeting today
beginning at 9 a.m. at the
Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 N.W. Second St.

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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 implement-
ed an interactive 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.
i 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.

County-wide
burn ban issued
Due to drought conditions
and heavy frost damage to veg-
etation, a county-wide burn
ban has been issued.
The ban will include, but
not be limited to: campfires,
bonfires, burn barrels and the
burning of yard trash and fire-
works. The ban will be in effect
until further notice.
Violation of the burn ban is
punishable by a fine not
exceeding $500, imprisonment
in the county jail for a term not
exceeding 60 days, or both.
A burn ban has also been
issued for the City of Okee-
chobee.
For information, contact
Okeechobee County Fire/Res-
cue at (863) 763-5544 during
normal working hours.


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

Lake levels

9.49 feet

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

Index
Classifieds ...... .8-10
Comics ........... .7
Community Events .. .4
Crossword ...... ... .8
Obituaries . . . . .3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out ........ .4
Sports ......... ... .5
TV . . . . . . . .9
Weather ............ .2
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Mrs. Lundy's first graders Mason Adams (left) and Rick Willet (right) enjoyed lunch at
the picnic tables in the courtyard of South Elementary School where they ate cold ice
cream to help beat the hot sunny day.
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Mrs. Lundy's first graders Cecilia Sanchez (left) and Lauren Coffey (right) enjoyed
lunch at the picnic tables in the courtyard of South Elementary School.



UF honors leading educators


Wiersma honored
as 'Turnaround
Principal'
GAINESVILLE The Uni-
versity of Florida, College of
Education honored five of the
state's most effective school
administrators at its spring
commencement ceremony on
Saturday, May 5.
Education leaders from five
Florida counties received UF's
Distinguished Educator
Awards, which were created in
1988 to honor the important
role teachers and school
administrators play in shaping
the lives of Florida's children.
While the Sunshine State is
home to thousands of teachers
who deserve to be honored,
the Distinguished Educator


Award is granted only to a
select few who are identified
by their peers as exceptional


educators.
This
year's local
honoree is
Principal
Toni Wiers-
ma, who
was recog-
nized by the
Florida
Board of
Education in
2006 as a


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"Turnaround Principal." As
leader of Okeechobee High
School's Freshman Academy,
Wiersma brought that institu-
tion's rating from a D to a B in
two years. As principal of
Okeechobee High, she has
implemented a continuous
improvement plan that


includes input from students
and faculty. She meets individ-
ually with teachers twice per
month to make sure the entire
school is coordinated in its
efforts to promote literacy
across the curriculum.
Each fall and spring term, a
county from each of the five
educational regions of the
state is identified and asked to
select a distinguished building-
level educator representative
of all of the outstanding educa-
tors in the county. The chosen
educators are invited to take
part in University of Florida
commencement ceremonies
as members of the platform
assembly in full academic
regalia. Each educator is rec-
ognized by the president of the
university and presented the
Distinguished Educator Award
from the University of Florida.


Commission


to discuss old


county buildings


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Renovation of county
owned buildings will be a topic
of consideration at today's
meeting of the Okeechobee
County Board of County Com-
missioners.
Commissioners will hear a
proposal by Rowe Architects
for professional services in the
rehabilitation of the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse.
The clerk of the courts and the
court system occupy the new
Okeechobee County Judicial
Center immediate behind the
courthouse. Currently ,. the
county administrator, deputy
administrator and supervisor of
elections are the only tenants of
the courthouse. Plans call for


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Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners
Today, 9 a.m.
Okeechobee County Court-
house, 304 N.W. Second Street
rehabilitation of the building for
use as county offices.
Rowe Architects will also be
presenting information on the
restoration of the old jail. Okee-
chobee Main Street has been
seeking grant funds for the ren-
ovation of that building.
Another architectural firm,
Peacock Lewis, will be dis-
cussing a proposed operation
and administration building.
Commissioners are expected to
provide staff with further direc-
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Daisy Troop visits museum
Daisy Girl Scout troop #497 visited the Okeechobee His-
torical Society's Old School House. Mrs. Betty
Williamson and Mrs. Zelda Mixon were nice enough to
dress in period costume for our visit and tell us all about
Okeechobee History. The museum has some very inter-
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tions and comments on the build-
ing configuration and location.
Turning to still another renova-
tion item, commissioners will
consider upgrading the sound
system in the courtrooms of the
judicial center.
Maureen Burroughs will be
presenting the second quarter
update for Okeechobee Main
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the condition of the Herbert
Hoover Dike, commissioners are
expected to adopt a resolution
requesting Congress to appropri-
ate funds necessary to bring the
Herbert Hoover Dike into compli-
ance with current levee protec-
tion standards.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
award a contract for profes-
sional engineering and geotechni-
cal services and material testing;
determine whether develop-
ment and implementation of a
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desirable;
consider amending the
county's comprehensive plan;
consider additional home-
stead exemption for certain prop-
erty owners;
consider purchasing proper-
ty for a stormwater retention
pond;
a ward a contract for CDBG
driveways in Douglas Park;
approve a scope of services
submitted for a study of Douglas
Park Land Use issues;
consider a settlement with
the ARC;


clarify the extent to which
American Well Drilling is to be
authorized to access and conduct
operations in the sports complex
injection well;
submit projects for the Small
County Outreach Program;
*approve a maintenance
agreement for installation of land-
scaping State Route 78 at the
Kissimmee River Bridge; and
approve a professional serv-
ices agreement with Craig A.
Smith & Associates for the
stormwater pump conveyance
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Community Events


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.

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.

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.

Childbirth education classes offered
The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will hold childbirth educa-
tion 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 par-
enting 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.

Blood donors are needed
Florida's Blood Centers is looking for blood donors in Okeechobee.
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 med-
ications and conditions are acceptable. Diabetes 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 available
at no charge to help people in their search for the right employee or job.
For more, visit their web site at www.tcjobs.org; or, call (863) 462-5350.


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 meet-
ings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in Fort Pierce. Call
Penina Popper at (800) 342-0825 for information; or, visit www.flori-
dasac.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 sup-
plies to be used by all students. To donate empty printer or toner car-
tridges, 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.

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Aux-
iliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Composite
Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members and cadets
are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18
are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and
provide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil
Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet pro-
grams. Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish
these missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior
member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Opera-
tions Center, (863) 763-3212.

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 participants. 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.

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two
to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also look-
ing for a volunteer to become the director and a board member of The
Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with the pub-
lic and should be able to seek support from city and county officials,
business executives and other organizations. Work days and hours are
flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.


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Okeechobee Forecast

Monday: Partly cloudy and breezy with the high in the mid 70s. The
wind will be north at 15 to 20 mph.
Monday night: Partly cloudy and cooler with the low in the upper
50s. The wind will be north at 10 to 15 mph.
Extended Forecast
Tuesday: Partly sunny with the high in the tower 80s. The wind will
be northwest at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the mid 50s.
Wednesday: Partly sunny with the high in the mid 80s.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the lower 60s.
Thursday: Partly sunny with the high in the upper 80s.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the mid 60s.
Friday: Partly sunny with the high in the lower 90s.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with the low in the mid 60s.
Saturday: Partly sunny with the high in the lower 90s.


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News Briefs

Mother's Appreciation Brunch slated
OKEECHOBEE A Touch of Elegance is planning a Mother's
Appreciation Brunch on Saturday, May 12, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at the Okeechobee Shrine Club, 1855 S.W. 53rd St.
Tickets are $8 for adults, and $5 for children under the age of 10.
For tickets or information contact Lorayne at (863) 610-3373,
Kathy at (863) 763-8072 or Paul Buxton at (863) 763-1994.

Republican Party plans annual dinner
OKEECHOBEE The Republican Party of Okeechobee will host
its annual Lincoln Day dinner on Friday, May 18, at the Shrine Club
on S.R. 78.
Social time will be from 6 until 7 p.m., followed by dinner at 7
p.m. I
This year's keynote speaker will be Charles Bronson, commis-
sioner of agriculture.
Tickets are $50 per person. To sponsor a table for this event call
Joe Arnold at (863) 610-1639 or Dick Ahrens at (863) 467-5910.
Tickets will only be sold at the door if they are not all pre-sold.

Cracker barbecue and dance planned
HIGHLANDS COUNTY There will be a Cracker barbecue at the
historic Pearce homestead, located in eastern Highlands County at
the corner of U.S. 98 and C.R. 721, on Saturday, May 19, from 3 until
7p.m.
Storyteller Judge Nelson E. Bailey will perform from 3:30 until
4:30 p.m. He will be followed by the barbecue dinner and The Jerry
Mincey Band.
Admission is $25 per person,, or $50 per couple. Reservations are
required.
To register, contact Loisa Kerwin by phone at (863) 462-0025; or,
by e-mail at lkerwin@strato.net

Team roping, barbecue to benefit boy
OKEECHOBEE A team roping, barrel race, barbecue and auc-
tion will be held to benefit Jared Pearce, the 8-year-old son of Mark
and Paula Pearce.
Jared has been diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa and Star-
gardt which is affecting his peripheral and central vision.
The event will be held Saturday, May 26, at the Okeechobee Cat-
tlemen's Arena on U.S. 441 N.
Sign up for team roping will begin at 7:30 a.m. for an entry fee of
$35; sign up for barrel race begins at 9 a.m. for entry fee of $30. A
barbecue will begin at 11:30 and tickets are $7. An auction will be
held a 1 p.m.
For information call Kim Wolff at (863) 261-5423; Suzanne Trim-
ble at (863) 447-6048; or, Brian Trimble at (863) 634-2810. For barbe-
cue information, contact Mark Slate at (863) 634-3963.


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rewarded
On May 1, the best readers
from the Okeechobee Freshman
Campus traveled to Barnes &
Noble as a reward for their hard
work all year. The
top 15 point earners
in the Accel-
erated Read- O F 7
er program.
were chosen 'av" g"lS -.
to attend a
special field trip to the book store. The best readers from the Okeechobee Freshman Campus t
The students were Valerie McKee, reward for their hard work. Those students were (In no pe
po, Garry Powers, Justin Cha- Keontla Collins, Thressa Delcampo, Garry Powers, Justin
fant, Chris Martin, Shelby Gandy, Gandy, Whitney Jones, Dylan Hughes, Lea Maclean, Jessica,
Whitney Jones, Dylan Hughes, tiny Pellom, Kendra Crews and Kristy Duarte. Carlos Pachecc
Lea Maclean, Jessica Julian, earners, but were unable to attend the trip.
Cheyenne Fallman, Destiny Pel-
lom, Kendra Crews and Kristy
Duarte. Carlos Pacheco and
Michelle Spears qualified for the
trip, but were unable to attend.
The school purchased each
student a book of his or her
choosing.
They were then treated to
lunch at the Longhorn Steak-
house.
Accelerated Reader is part of
OFC's positive behavior pro-
gram, which encourages good
behavior by providing students .
with fun and appealing rewards.
Destiny Pellom, a student at
OFC, said, "It was really fun, and
I always like getting out of class."
The students were accompa-
nied on the trip by Andy Brewer,
principal; Amanda Van Camp,
media specialist; and, Brian Dry- Chris Martin was the Okeechobee Freshman Campus' top
den, teacher. accelerated reader point earner with 480 points.

A universal concept: right plant/right place


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Wow! Last week I joined four
other faculty members of
UF/IFAS on a visit to Costa Rica.
We were hosted by EARTH Uni-
versity to learn about the orna-
mental landscape industry in
this beautiful Central America
republic. We also represented
University of Florida as it
strengthened.' relationships,
between EARTH and the people
of Costa Rica.
While there, I also observed
how many of their tropical crops
are produced and how the native
plants are adapted to their envi-
ronment. Right now, Costa Rica
is also experiencing drought.
This is especially severe in the
northwestern area of the coun-
try. We focused much of our visit
in this area the state of Gua-
nacaste.
Learning about which plants
can best survive in this area will
be critical to their future. Tourist
development is taxing this area's
very limited water resources.
Their experiences can. help us
here in Florida, as their success-
es may be found useful in our
own Florida Yards and Neighbor-
hoods.
A national tree
We observed a very beautiful
tree found naturally growing in
Guanacaste and its local com-
mon name is the same as the
state. The Guanacaste tree is
also the National tree of Costa
Rica. The name comes from a
Spanish translation of a local
Indian word (cuauhnacaztli)
which means "place of the ear
tree".
In its native environment, the
Guanacaste has a broad spread-
ing canopy that provides valu-
able shade to rangelands in arid
areas of Northwest Costa Rica.
Larger Guanacaste trees with
trunks over 3 feet in diameter
may be 60 years in age.
Besides valuable shade, this
tree has other important assets.
Because it is a member of the
bean family, it helps capture
nitrogen from the air and puts it
into the soil. Its wood is decay
resistant and lightweight, which
allows its use for canoes and
wood paneling.
This enormous tree is often


Mary Joyce Gill
Mary Joyce Gill, 71, of Okee-
chobee, died Saturday, May 5,
2007, at Raulerson Hospital.
Born Oct. 6, 1935, in Coleman,
she has been a resident of Okee-
chobee since 1964.
She retired as director of dietary
from Raulerson Hospital after 28
years of dedicated service, was a
member of the Okeechobee
Church of God, and enjoyed
watching television and movies.
She is preceded in death by:
her husband, Seldon Gill; mother,
Edith Neal; father, Leslie Barnhill,
Sr.; brother, Leslie Barnhill, Jr.; sis-
ter, Virginia Edith Brown; and,


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all that remains of larger Central
American forest, which were
cleared for cattle grazing many
years ago. They provide shade
for the many other plants found
growing below and support
essential habitat for many frogs,
birds, and insects. This is why
Guanacaste are often left stand-
ing in rangelands and cattle
eat the seedpods as well.
Florida's Ear Tree
On our return to Florida,
Miami-Dade Horticulture Agent
Adrian Hunsberger was review-
ing a book she acquired on the
tour. She was reading up on the
Guanacaste tree, and found that
its botanical name is Enterolobi-
um cyclocarpum. Something
about that name finally brought
a glimmer of recognition to me. I
finally remembered that this
same tree grows in Florida; we
call it the Ear Tree.
This distinctive tree has seed
pods shaped like a human ear. I
recall when I first moved to
Orlando, vacant lands there
often had these scraggly com-
pound-leaved trees with curious,
hard seedpods. I have a friend
from Orlando that remembers
having Ear Pod "wars" as a kid
- these were heavy missiles
when flung at another person.
The Ear Tree in Florida is a
non-native species. Here it is
generally considered undesir-
able because of wind damage,
branch dieback with weak limbs
and many messy seedpods. It is
usually removed when new
developments are built.
Comparing the
species
The Guanacaste tree's natural
range is from Southern Mexico
through Central America and.
extends into the northwest tip of
South America. It is well adapted
to the dry climates and shallow
rocky soils found in many areas
of Central and South America.
Botanists call this an evergreen
tree in its native range.
While these areas on the


daughter, Cindy Marie Shreves.
Survivors include: sons, Dexel
"Buster" (Debbie) Brock, David
(Betty) Gill; daughters, Kathy
(Billy) Simmons, Mary (Eddie)
Cruz, and Martha Allen, all of
Okeechobee; sister, Jackie (Clay)
Norman of Okeechobee; grand-
children, Billy Jr., Matthew, Adam,
Kevin, and Andy Simmons, Shan-
non Henry, Kimberly Allen, Ed
Cruz, Kylie and Kaylee Eckhardt,
Jamie Shreves, Ashley, Anna,
Moices, Monica, and Lance Gill;
and, great grandchildren, Sarah,
Mary Kathy, Adam, Faith, Victo-
ria, Mariah, and Andrew Sim-
mons, Tabitha Springer, Brandon
Brock, Nathan and Kameron


Pacific coast get similar annual
rainfall amounts as does Florida,
their precipitation is bunched
into just a few months in the mid-
summer. Strong breezes are like-
ly to blow in this range, but hurri-
canes are uncommon on
western lands of Central Ameri-
ca.
Ear Trees were introduced as
a curiosity to Florida. The Atlas of
Florida Plants reports that the Ear
Tree can be found in Broward, St.
Lucie, Orange, Lake, and Pinellas
counties. I have personally seen
them in Seminole and Indian
River counties as well. (To date, I
have not seen it in Okeechobee
County.)
A news report from the after-
math of Hurricane Frances
reported the Florida Champion
Ear Tree, which covered nearly
an acre of ground in Sarasota,
was blown over during this 2004
hurricane. UF Forestry professor
Dr. Mary Duryea suggests that in
Florida the Ear Tree should be
considered moderately weak as
far as hurricanes are concerned.
Some persons would consid-
er the Ear Tree as invasive
because it can rapidly grow from
spreading seedpods. UF has an
invasive plan review process,
and in March 2007, it concluded
that this plant has not demon-
strated invasive characteristics.
Under Florida's conditions of
seasonal cool temperatures, and
soils that are wet through a con-
siderable part of the year, the Ear
Tree is deciduous.
Isn't it amazing how one plant
can be appreciated as the right
plant in the right place, but vastly
unadapted in the wrong environ-
merit. Viva el Guancaste, and
remove those Florida Ear trees!
I've placed more information
and photos of Enterolobium on
our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on the Guanacaste or Ear Tree,
on our Okeechobee web page,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you -need additional information
on poisonous pasture plants,
please email us at okee-
chobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call us at
(863) 763-6469. Local residents
can stop by our office at 458 U.S.
98 North in Okeechobee, and
visit our Okeechobee County
Master Gardeners from 1 until 3
p.m. on Tuesday afternoons.


Allen, Joshua and Kendrick
Henry, Destiny Shreves, and Kiara
Hernandez.
Visitation will be held on Tues-
day, May 8, 2007, from 4 until 6
p.m., in the Buxton Funeral Home
Chapel.
Funeral services will be held
Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at 10
a.m., at the Okeechobee Church
of God, 301 N.E. 4th Ave., Okee-
chobee, with interment to follow
in Basinger Cemetery. Pastor
Larry Kilgore will be officiating
the service.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory,
110 N.E. Fifth Street, Okeechobee.


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Community Events

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.

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.

CAP looking for senior and cadet members
The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force
Auxiliary has formed a CAP unit in Okeechobee. Okeechobee Com-
posite Squadron 453 currently has 26 members. Senior members
and cadets are being recruited for the unit. Youths between the ages
of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are needed to administer
the unit and provide supervision for the cadets. The three main mis-
sions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace educa-
tion and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets work side by
side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in becoming
a cadet or senior member contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee
Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

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 participants. 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.

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for
two to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Mon-
day through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are
also looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board
member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate
well with the public and should be able to seek support from city
and county officials, business executives and other organizations.
Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for informa-
tion.
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 Mid-
dle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, English as a second language classes,
Monday -Wednesday 5:30 until 8:30 p.m.; Everglades Elementary,
3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second language classes, Tuesday
and Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m.

Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding free basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library, 206
S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word processing sills
will be demonstrated, as well as how to access.and navigate the
internet. For the dates and times of these classes, contact the Okee-
chobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.

Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service to
youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The classes
are currently taught four days a week on Monday, Wednesday and
Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.

Church hosting interaction program
The First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St., will be
hosting God's Time a morning of free organized Christian activi-
ties that includes play, instruction and interaction for parents and
their pre-school children. The event will be held each Tuesday from
9:30 a.m. until noon, Child care will be provided for infants during
the class. For information, call (863) 763-4021.




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Upcoming Events

Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Filrst United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at (863)
763-3296.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. for open discussion at Buck-
head Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road. For information call (863)
634-4780.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing
is invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for your organiza-
tion or group, contact Marge Skinner at (863) 532-0449.
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.
Christian Home Educators of Okeechobee will meet at the Grace
Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 701 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone currently
home schooling or interested in home schooling is welcome. For informa-
tion, call Lydia Hall (863) 357-6729 or Betty Perera (863) 467-6808.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is wel-
come. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
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.
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 at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at
7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
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 until 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
The Lighthouse Refuge support group meets at Believers Fellowship
Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. from noon until 2 p.m. then from 6:30 until
8:30 p.m. Women who need emotional support or someone just to care
are welcome. For information call the hot line (863) 801-9201 or (863) 697-
9718.
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.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at'the First United Methodist
Church of Our 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Thursday
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret 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 (InternationaflGenealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call Robert Massey at (863)
763-6510.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m. at
the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.63 plus tip
for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For information, call
Marilyn Rinear at (863) 697-1807.
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. Second
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 is open from 9 a.m. until
noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 209 S.W. Park
St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701, S.W. Sixth St.,
from 7 until 9 p.m.
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.
Narcotics Anonymous meets Thursday nights for a Step Study meet-
ing at 8 p.m. at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, in
Buckhead Ridge. For information, call (863) 634-4780.
Hand & Hand Ministries of Palmdale meets the second Thursday of
each month in the community club house on the corner of Fifth and Main
at 6 p.m. for food and fellowship and gospel music and the word at 7 p.m.
For information call (863) 612-0640.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meets at Church of God, 301 N.E. Fourth
Ave. at 7 p.m. For information call Monika at (863) 697-6235.
Taylor Creek Bass Club will hold meet at the Buckhead Ridge VFW
Post #9528 at 7 p.m. The club meets the second Thursday each month
with bass tournaments held the following weekend. For information call
Dave Stout at (863) 467-2255.
Classic car show at Beef O'Brady's, 608 S. Parrott Ave., from 6:30
until 8 p.m.



Community Events


Parent education classes offered


The Okeechobee County Healthy Start Coalition will be offer-
ing 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 certifi-
cate of completion. No child care will be available. Call (863)
462-5877 for registration.

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 infor-
mation, call (863) 382-4499. All blood types are needed. There is
no upper age limit, and most medications and conditions are
acceptable. Diabetes and blood pressure donations can also be
accepted. A picture ID is needed for all donors.


Community Events

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 and orientation
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 to the public.
For information, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040 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 is for parents
whose children are of middle school or high school age. The sec-
ond night will be Wednesday, May 9. The program will start at 6:30
p.m., is for parents whose children are of elementary school 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 evening 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
public and private schools are encouraged to attend.

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 attend-
ed to complete the course. Tuition of $10 covers course material.
Make checks or money orders payable to AARP Driver Safety Pro-
gram. No cash please. You do not have to be a member of AARP to
attend these classes. For information, call Nell Bostwick at (863)
7634134.
Early Learning council to meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin and Okee-
chobee Counties, Inc., provider/advisory council will meet
Wednesday, May 9, at noon in the Okeechobee County Public
Library, 206 S.W 16th St. For information, contact Migdalia G.
Rosado at (772) 220-1220.

Chamber members will meet May 9
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold their
general membership meeting Wednesday, May 9, at the Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The guest speaker will be
Okeechobee County School Board member Kelly Owens, who will
be speaking about the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. For infor-
mation, contact the Chamber at 764-6464.

Children's council will meet on May 10
The Children's Services Council will meet Thursday, May 10, at 5
p.m. in the conference room of the Okeechobee County School
board office, 700 S.W. Second Ave.

Storm preparedness class set for May 10
The American Red Cross is hosting a "Hurricane Biz" on Thurs-
day, May 10, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Everyone is invited to come
and learn how to be prepared in the event of a hurricane or other
natural disaster. This is a hands-on workshop. Lunch will be pro-
vided. This event will be held at the American Red Cross Okee-
chobee Branch, 323 N. Parrott Ave. Class size is limited, so if you
would like to participate please register at
redcross.tallytown.com/biz/Okeechobee; or, call Debbie Riddle at
(863) 763-2488.
Healthy Start board meeting set
The board of directors.of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion will meet Friday, May 11, at 11:30 a.m. at 575 S.W. 28th St. This
meeting is open to the public. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion is made up of citizens interested in promoting healthy families
and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For information,
call Kay Begin at (863) 462-5877.
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 information, call (863) 763-4242.
Red Cross offers HIV/AIDS course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch offers a basic
HIV/AIDs instruction course that complies with Florida employ-
ment requirements for individuals working in various vocations.
This is a self-study course that includes text work and the success-
ful 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.
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.

Advocacy group seeking members
The Florida Local Advocacy Council in this area has openings
for membership. The members of the volunteer council protect
and advocate for a better quality of life for Floridians with unique
needs. Volunteers 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 informa-
tion; 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.









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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
welcome.
For information contact
O.H.S. wrestling coach Bruce
Jahner at (863) 462-5025.

Cheerleading squad
is accepting members
The Okeechobee Platinum
Elite competitive cheerleading
squad continues to grow every
day, and it's not too late to join
the fun.
Call Kathy at (863) 697-0812
to join.

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 scram-
ble 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
Oakview Baptist Church, 677
S.W 32nd St.
Registration will be at 7 a.m.


and the shotgun start will be at 8
a.m. Advance paid registration is
recommended due to the limited
number of golfers.
Registration forms are avail-
able at Oakview Baptist Church.
For information, call (863)
763-1699.

Fourth annual tennis
fundraiser planned
Wicks, Brown, Williams &
Co. will sponsor the fourth annu-
al Okeechobee Junior Tennis
fundraiser on Saturday, May 19
at the Okeechobee Sports Com-
plex tennis courts, 580 N.W. 27th
Lane. Check-in time will be 8:45
a.m. The matches will begin at 9
a.m.
There will be 10 different divi-
sions. The cost is $10 per player
and includes a tee shirt, lunch,
balls and awards. Proceeds will
go to the Brahman tennis team.
For more information, contact
;Dave Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or
(863) 532-9316. In case of rain,
the event will take place on May
26.

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
nor-boaters are welcome.
For information, call Dave
Stout at (863) 467-2255.


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New Horizons appoints new director


John Romano, CEO of New
Horizons of Okeechobee and the
Treasure Coast announced that
Patricia Daum has joined the
organization as director of fund
development.
As New Horizons moves for-
ward with plans to build a chil-
dren's crisis center, Daum will be
responsible for coordinating all
aspects of the capital campaign.
She will also be in charge of
developing an annual fund raising
program ,and communications
plan for the organization.
"It is rewarding to be a mem-
ber of this team and it is very
exciting to be a part of this major
project," she said. "I'm looking
forward to working with our


board members from Okee-
chobee, Ida Clemons, Laura Mur-
ray and Joanna Kay Norris.
"We are very fortunate to have
Pat join the New Horizons team,"
said Romano. "She is the perfect
combination for our organiza-
tion... a successful fundraising
professional with mental health
experience."
The new director has an exten-
sive background in fundraising,
including a 12-year career with
United Way. She recently served
4.5 years with the United Way of
Martin County where she was
director of major gifts and director
of the United Way Foundation.
She also worked with the Mental
Health Association in Memphis,


Tenn. for six years as executive
director and director of develop-
ment.
"I feel like my career has come
full circle," said Daum. "I have
always had a soft spot in my heart
for children's programs and when
New Horizons approached me
about this desperately needed
children's crisis center, I couldn't
say no."
New Horizons of Okeechobee
and the Treasure Coast is the pri-
mary provider of behavioral
health services for adults and chil-
dren in Okeechobee, St. Lucie,
Martin, and Indian River Counties.
Daum may be contacted at (772)
468-5600 or pdaum@nhtcinc.org.


MidFlorida Realty honored


at national convention


KANSAS CITY In recogni-
tion of outstanding sales achieve-
ment in 2006, United Country -
MidFlorida Realty of Okee-
chobee, took the stage at the
United Country Real Estate Train-
ing and Awards Convention held
March 1-4 in Jacksonville, to
accept the company's Diamond
Award.
In addition to their recognition
for exemplary sales achieve-


ments, United Country -- Mid-
Florida Realty received a Listing
Proficiency Award for excellence
in the listing category.
United Country MidFlorida
Realty, owned and operated by
Julie Turner, can be contacted by
phone at (863) 763-3566 and on
the Internet at: www.midflori-
darealty.net.
United Country is the only
national real estate franchise sys-


tem specializing in residential,
farm and ranch, commercial and
recreational properties in small
cities and towns across America.
With a heritage that dates back to
1925 and headquartered in
Kansas City, Mo., the company
has more than 625 franchises,
3,500 brokers and agents in 44
states and a national database of
properties at www.unitedcoun-
try.com.


New Dr. joins medical staff of Aragon & Aragon


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Dr. Ludmila Mishelevich
recently joined the family medical
practice of Aragon and Aragon.
She comes to Okeechobee
from Perm, Russia by way of Con-
roe, Texas. Perm is between the
European and Siberian parts of
Russia.
Dr. Mishelevich attended Perm
State Medical Academy, graduat-
ing in 1996. She served her intern-
ship at Perm Regional Hospital in
1996 and 1997. She has been in
this country for ten years, com-
pleting her family practice resi-
dency training in Conroe, Texas.
For the last two years, she has
been practicing medicine with an


HMO in Jensen Beach. She is
board certified in family practice
and is a member of the American
Academy of Family Physicians.
She holds a number of certifica-
tions, including Advanced Cardiac
Life Support and Basic Life Sup-
port.
Dr. Mishelevich lives in Palm
City with her husband, who is a
financial advisor, and her two
sons ages 14 and 3. Although she
likes the small town atmosphere
in Okeechobee, the doctor plans
to continue residing in Palm City.
Her teenage son is enrolled in
school there and has friends in
that area. Dr. Mishelevich said she
enjoys the 35-mile drive to work
each day.


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Dr. Ludmila Mishelevich
recently joined the family
medical practice of Aragon
and Aragon.

Briefs

Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church
Lending Library at the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W.
Second. St. Entertain or educate
yourself, using 486 audiocas-
settes, including audio books,
plus Christian romances and 575
videos. Prepare a paper on com-
parative religion, a book report,
programs for men, women or
children, a craft project or a Sun-
day school lesson. We use the
Dewey Decimal System, the
same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we
can and do preview our media.
Currently, the library is staffed
Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30
-p.m., and Wednesday evening
from 6 until 8 p.m. Contact Doris
Entry at (863) 467-1548.

Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart, 701 S.W Sixth St.,
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught weekdays on Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,
from 6 until 7:30 p.m. and on Sat-
urday from 4 until 5 p.m.


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sa Chandler sponsor a juice table at the Okeechobee
County Healthy Start baby shower. Okeechobee County
Healthy Start holds the annual baby shower to educate
parents on a healthy lifestyle, car seat safety, infant care,
breastfeeding techniques and much more. For more infor-
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At the Movies


The following movies are now -
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, May 4,
through Thursday, May 10, are as
follows:
Theatre I -"Spiderman 3" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30
p.m.
Theatre II "Firehouse Dog" Mo *
(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.
Theatre III "Lucky You" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2,4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:10
p.m.
Tickets are $5.50 for adults;
children 12 and under are $4.50;
senior citizens are $4.50 for all
movies; and, matinees are $4.
For information, call (863) 763- Wag
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Team Operation to
California, Home
Weekly. 2 yrs.
verifiable exp.
Benefits after 90 days
& Bonus Incentives.
For info call:
(863)467-6210
between 9am & 5pm
RECEPTIONIST: Excellent
communication skills a must,
ability to speak Spanish a plus:
Benefits avail. Apply in person
between 9am-3pm @ Adron
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Fu-Timeent 205
Employment -
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Employment -
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Employment
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


NANNY NEEDED: Yeehaw
Junction area, for 2 small chil-
dren of nice married couple.
References a plu: F'Plr.as call
772-532-3561.
Earn some extra cash.
Sell your used Items in
the classified


A and P MECHANIC
Seeking licensed A and P
Mechanic, 1-3 yrs. exp. in
general aviation aircraft re-
quired. Fax resume
863-357-4700
A/C TECH / MANAGER
Wanted for branch office in
Okeechobee & Glades
County. Class A Statewide
Certified Organization. Min.
of 5 yrs experience. Branch
location. Company truck pro-
vided. 863-946-0025
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
-Aircraft Mechanic Helper-
Seeking Mechanic
Helper. No aviation exp. req'd.
No mechanical aptitude. HS
diploma/GED req'd. Fax
resume 863-357-4700
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
BARTENDERS
Full- time & Part- time.
For weekends & night shifts.
Call or apply in person at
BHR Moose Lodge
(863)763-2250


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203 SW Park St.
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Praxair, A World Leader in
Industrial Gases Is now
hiring for warehouse
position. Must be able to lift
50-70 Ibs. Must be able to
read & write & pay attention
to detail. Previous Forklift
exp. helpful but will
train if necessary.
Exc. healthcare benefits,
matching 401 K retirement
& profit sharing (paid
quarterly), must be able to
pass background check.
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2534 NW 16th Blvd., Okee.
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has a new position
available for a
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Having experience
with small engine
repair a plus.
Full benefits: 401K
Health Insurance
and paid holidays
Drug Free Workplace
Apply in Person
No phone calls, please
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MENTAL HEALTH
THERAPIST
For Okeechobee County
to work w/children &
adolescents for in-home,
school based & office. M-F.
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The Seminole Tribe of Florida is accepting
applications for the position of Loan
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yrs. related exp. in 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


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.
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406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
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The Seminole Tribe has opening
for a Bus Driver. High School
diploma or GED equivalent.
School bus driving exp. (+).
Valid FL CDL Class B License
with good driving record. Fax
resume to (954)967-3477.


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BRIGHTON RESERVATION
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




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Florida Teaching Certificate
and a passion for seeing
others succeed? Contact the
Seminole Tribe of Florida's
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Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal orcon-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionableval-
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guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that It is.
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doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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you checkwith the Better
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numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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




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Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Blo s 530
Books & Mgazines535
Building Materilss540
Business Eulpment 545
Carpets/lugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Gwam, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes,Linen&sFabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reduacing
Equipment 820
Heating Equipment/
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Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamp/LiUghts 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goode 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AC UNITS (3) Frigidaire,
(2) 5K BTU & (1) 10K BTU.
All like brand new! $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
BARBIE- '1960, & accesso-
ries. $1000. (863)509-3028
LaBelle area


CHEST FREEZER, Hotpoint, 15
cu. ft., w/3 basket shelves,
$65. (863)467-1530
DISHWASHER, Kenmore:
Works well. $75
(863)946-3822
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
REFRIGERATOR, Like new,
paid $450 at Lowes in Sept.,
asking $325 (863)675-4689
REFRIGERATOR, Whirlpool,
18 cu. ft., 3/2 yrs. old. Ser-
viced w/compressor April 07
$200 Firm. 302-945-8663
WASHER & DRYER, GE, 8
mos. old, pd $1500, asking
$450. (863)673-4220
WASHER & DRYER, GE, Super
capacity, 2 yrs. old. $350
(863)885-1314


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


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



PATIO DECK: 12x34, Only 1
year old. $500.
(863)801-9266
PLYWOOD- (50 sheets) $300
(561)762-4620 Jupiter area

Shutters &
Gutters, Inc.


Licensed & Insured

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



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


GOLD PIECE, 1904P $20
VF/XF, $1000. or best offer.
(863)234-3470


BARBIE DOLLS, Mint, 2 diff.
Nascar, Elizabeth Taylor, Ms.
Albee & Rosie O'Donnell.
$100. (863)763-7609
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-
tors! $350.863-467-1958



ALL IN ONE PRINTER, Fax,
scanner, etc. Exc. cond. Lex-
mark. $50 or best offer.
(863)983-2241 after 6pmr
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 strip es/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, Girls, Pink, Shaped like
castle. $300.
(863)763-2957
BED, King, Orthopedic w/twin
controls. $1000.
(863)763-2957
BEDROOM SET, Queen, 2
large dressers, mattress &
box springs. $450
(863)885-1314
DINING ROOM SET: Table, 6
chairs (2 Captain chairs), 1
leaf, pedestal. $400 for all.
Call 863-634-8863.


END TABLES, (2), $50 will sell
separately. (863)357-0537
END TABLES (2),.Wooden.
$25 (863)357-3106
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER:
Large, holds up to 32: TV.
Has shelves and DVD / CD
holders. $50. 863-697-2813
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
White washed, fits 27" tv,
with glass & wood doors.
$60 (863)467-6548
GLIDER/ROCKER, Brown,
beige. $45. (863)801-4620
HEADBOARD, Queen size, $25
(863)357-3106
MERMAID TABLE SET- 3pc,
Mediterranean style, coffee
& 2 ends, very unique, $350
(863)763-5323
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
PUB TABLE W/ 2 STOOLS-
asking $40 (863)467-8924
SECTIONAL: Leather, hunter
reen, very good condition!
250. 863-697-2813
SLEEPER SOFA, queen size,
$150. (863)357-0537
SOFA SLEEPER- Queen Anne,
Queen size, Floral print.
Matching Loveseat & coffee
table. $250. (863)357-3773
SOFA SLEEPER- Queen size.
Approx. 6'. Fair condition.
$100 or best offer.
(863)983-2241
TWIN LOFT BED- w/slide ask-
ing $50 (863)467-8960
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 prm.
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


GUN CABINET- Knotty pine,
holds 8 rifles, ammo storage
in bottom, side shelf, locks
$100(863)763-4643
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
SUPER SCOPE: Orion 127 mm
(5") operture Star Max w/
case. $500. / trade for brand
name pistol. 863-447-3409



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


NECKLACE & BRACELET- Tif-
fany Toggle Hart Tag, with
gift 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: 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
POWER CHAIR, Pride Jazzy
#1113 w/joystick, Exc. cond.
Small turn radius. New $5800,
Now $1600 (863)763-6907


HOG TRAP, Custom Built
$200. Call James
(863)447-9127
MASSAGE SPA: Portable,
seats 3, 4 jets. $500. Call
863-763-0141 after 5:30 pm
or leave message.



DRUMS: Gibraltar dib bass
pedai, 4 boom stands, 6
cymbals & much more!
$1500 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
AQUARIUM, 90 gal. with alot
of access. Nice wood stand.
$400 (302)634-2378 or af-
ter 5at (302)357-3092
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
JACK RUSSEL PUP- 7mos
old, housebroken, $100
(863)763-8367
JACK RUSSELL TERRIER:
Male, 10 yrs, gets along w/
kids & other dogs. To good
home only! 561-996-7046
MALE PUG- has papers, need
to sell immediately $500 or
best offer (863)634-3292
RED NOSE PIT BULL PUP- full
blooded, asking $75
(863)763-0367 or
(863)801-9494
REDBONE COONHOUND
PUPS, UKC, Purple ribbon
bred, Health cert. included.
$250 each. (863)467-4149
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, Excallbar
spa, with cover. $500.
863-673-1981


COMPOUND BOW- Camo,
Precision Edge series
1000C, Used $70. For more
info call (863)447-9127
KNEEBOARD: Hydro Slide
Revolution. $50.
(863)675-2136
POOL TABLE- Good condition.
$150. (863)697-2025 or
(863)357-1626


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


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


PLASMA TV, 42", with Home
Theatre Surround System, 5
disc dvd changer, $1400.
(863)261-4026/357-1733
TELEVISION- Color, 13", ask-
ing $25 (863)467-8924


DRILL- 3/4", Super Hole
Shooter, $600 new, sell for
$300 firm (772)807-0541
WELDER, Lincoln Electric
175, Tig Welder. Like new
used only 3 hrs. Pd. $1700,
Sell =$1000 863-634-9645


ARCADE- Stand up, mortal
Kombat. Good cond. Good
screen & sound. Set on free
play $600. (863)673-3513



DIRT DEVIL VAC CLEANER-
swivel glide, easy push, 7
settings, hose attachment
$20 neg (863)673-3076
VACCUM CLEANER: Phantom
Fury, Good working order.
$50. (863)634-7905

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




TRACTOR- '90 Case IntI, 235
Diesel, w/box blade, 430 hrs,
all hydr. work, garage kept,
$5000 neg.(772)464-0911


APPALOOSA GELDING- ask-
ing $700 (863)763-0367
(863)801-9494
QUARTER HORSE- Female,
5yrs old, greenbroke, gentle,
loves children, $900
(863)763-3899
QUARTER HORSE, Mare, 4 yrs
old, great disposition. Comes
w/companion (sheep).
$2000. (561)798-3674
SADDLE, Good condition,
brown 'leather, $125
(863)599-0774



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- 18.5 hp, 42"
cut. Tip-Top shape. $350.
(863)697-9884
RIDING MOWER: Poulan,
17Hp, 42" cut. $475 or best
offer. 863-261-1750 '
RIDING MOWER: Weed Eater,
2005, 12.5 HP, 38" cut.
$400 or best offer.
863-261-1750
SMOKER GRILL- on trailer,
asking $2000
(863)697-6222
VACUUM / CHIPPER: Yard
Man, 6HP, like new. $395.
561-758-4337


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


Rentals



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



APARTMENT FOR RENT
Very clean, 11 miles N. of
Okeechobee. 2BR/1BA.
$590/mo. 1st & security. No
pets. Call only M-F 9a-3p.
(863)467-1717
OAK LAKE APT, 2br/2ba, Car-
pet/tile throughout. Water in-
cluded. $750. mo. 1st, Last
& $500. sec. 863-697-2462
OAK LAKE VILLAS Remod-
eled, 2 BR, 2 BA, $950./mo
+ 1st, last & $800 Sec.
Dep. Call 863-634-3313
OKEECHOBEE: Completely fur-
nished studio efficiency apt, all
util. $700/mo. 1st, last & sec
dep. Call (863)801-4949.



BUCKHEAD RIDGE Duplex
1 BR/1BA $775/mo.
2BR/1BA $875/mo.
Avail. 6/1. (954)290-0861


A SPRING SPECIAL
Waterfront, Clean & Quiet,
Okeechobee Nicest. From
$750. mo. (772)215-0010
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
for Judy
KINGS BAY,
CBS House 2BR/1BA, 1 car
garage, central a/c & heat,
dishwasher, hurricane shut-
ters. $850 mo. + $850 sec.
dep. Avail Now 863-467-8434
OKEE., 2br, 2ba, 1 car gar., FL
/rm, CAC/H, $850. mo.+
1st, last & $500. Sec.
(863)634-4581 or 634-8726
OKEECHOBEE- 2/1/1, newly
remodeled, CBS, laundry,
CA, yard service, $900/mo
+ sec (863)634-4548 *
OKEECHOBEE, 2br/2ba, fully
furnished, Buckhead Ridge,
weekly, monthly or yearly,
large yard. (863)824-0981
OKEECHOBEE, 3br, 2ba, with
garage. Nice area, C/Air.
$1100/mo., 1st, last & sec.
(863)467-2541
OKEECHOBEE, 3br/1ba, cen-
tral air. (863)763-8058
OKEECHOBEE- New 3br, 2ba,
in Basswood, $1100/mo.
(772)873-2784
TREASURE ISLAND: 2br/lba
waterfront, furnished &
fenced, utilities included.
$850/mo. 954-610-5345
TREASURE ISLAND, 3br/2ba,
unfurnished, large storage
shed. $950/mo. 1st &sec.
(863)824-0981



-BRAND NEW OFFICES-
West Side of New Courthouse
Hurryl Only a Few Left!
(863)467-0831

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspeotion lO0
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




CONCESSION STAND, Small,
Hotdog's, Sandwiches, etc.


High potential for Income,
Located @ The Trading Post
Flea Market. Must sell due to
health. Call 561-202-4612


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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 NOWI Brand new CBS
4 Bdrm., 2 Ba., 3698 NW 7th
St., $995 mo. $145,000.
(863)484-0809
FSBO: 3/1 CBS remodeled on
Ig. lot, asking $160,000.
863-763-5663.
INVESTORS: 2 BR/1 BA, Huge
lot, Call Debra Pinson, Cen-
tury 21 Horizon Properties,
$75,000. 863-801-9163
OKEE. CO., Corner lot 3 ac.
3/2, Beautiful. Modified Home.
Cathedral ceilings. $140K
954-722-8609/561-674-1058
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, CBS,
on 5 acres, w/barn, near
schools & airport, only 2 mi
from town. Asking $390,000
Contact Laura
(863)634-6113


Lee County, GA
212 acres, great location,
good neighbors, excellent
hunting/homesite tract,
3/4 mile road frontage,
$3100 per acre. Call
(407)383-3153.


S.W. Section: Just under 1/2
acre. Build Your Own Home.
$85,000. (863)801-9163



KANSAS RANCH: 10,500 ac,
Exceptional, Facilities, Grass,
Fence, Water, Hunting. $9.5M.
J. C. Barr, Broker
405-43345636

Mobile Homes



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




Indlantown lbr/lba $750/mo.
1 Room Cottage $490/mo.
32ff RV/BA $490/mo.lncl. eiec
Single Occupancy Only
1st, last & sec. All Incl. City
Water. 561-346-4646




MOBILE HOME 1BR/1BA
Large porch, 1 acre, fenced
and wooded $650 includes
some until. (863)634-3451
NEWLY REMODELED,
2BR/1.5BA, w/front edition,
$750 dep., $200 weekly.
(863)634-8674.
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


ON RIM CANAL: Small, 1 Dea-
room. $475/mo (includes
utilities). $300 security depos-
it No Pets! (863)697-0214



DOUBLEWIDE M/H- 3br, 2br,
1 ac corner lot. Galvalume
roof. Crescent Acres $137K
(863)673-0369
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 CNHeat, 40'
decked screen rm, 40' carport,
12x12 shed w/ W&D, in adult
park on rim canal $25,000.
63-357-1784


ALUM 14' V BOTTOM- 18hp
motor, trailer, excellent con-
dition, $1450
(863)697-6149
ALUMINUM BOAT, 14ft, heavy
duty trailer, nice shape. $895
(863)635-3465
BASS BOAT, 2000, 283 Stra-
tus Vindicator w/175 hp John-
son. Tournament Rigged.
$11,500.863-763-2957
aeoraene34974(avahoo.com
BOAT 17.6 it, 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
LIGHTSEY COMM CAT FISH
BOAT 16'- orig Lightsey hull,
40hp Evinrude, drive on trir,
$1,350 (863)763-8367 Iv ms
MERCURY 150, V6 POWER-
HEAD, good midsection,
w/hydraulics, $250.
(863)674-0375
PONTOON BOAT: '89 Lowe,
18.9ft long, trolling motor, live-
well, flshfinder, 50hp Johnson.
$1750firml (863)357-6709
SAIL BOAT: Hoble Cat, 14
feet, excellent condition.
$450.863-467-4328
STAMAS: 2lft, cuddy cabin,
235HP Evinrude, dual axle
trailer. Clean, solid & runs
good. $2499.863-467-7415
STRATOS BASS BOAT, '98,
dual console, 19', with 175
hp Johnson mtr. $10,000.
neg (863)983-7835


FOR SALE BY OWNER: Pur-
chased in 2006, New in
2005. Cardinal 35 Ft. 5th
Wheel. Completely loaded.
Like new! 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.
SUMMER BREEZE- 55+ RV
park, don't leave town with-
out seeing this one!, 1br
w/6x 0 closet 1 full ba, New
refrig, enclosed Florida
Room $4500. Call today
(772)663-3318


CHATTEAU: 2002, 311/2 ft, ful-
ly loaded, very good condi-
tion. $15,500. Call Frank
Ottaviano at 863-517-1925.
TAIL GATE: For 5th wheel,
alum louver, fits full size
Chevy/GMC. Cost $475 new.
Asking $300.863-697-9704



TROLLING MOTOR- 67 Ib
thrust, 24 volt, Great White,
completely rebuilt, $350 or
best offer (863)467-6960



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


HONDA CB350 1973, 4 cyl.,
Excellent condition. $1000.
(863)634-5421
HONDA SHADOW VT600 '03,
1 Owner, female, 17K mis.,
Excellent condition. Blue.
$3800 neg. (772)215-0316
SCAFFOLD: On Motorcycle
trailer, two story. $1000 neg.
863-697-2434



GO KART: Scorpion, large size
with roll bars. Like new, less
than 15 hours. $500.
863-824-0945
HONDA RECON: 250
4-wheeler, '03, green. Great
shape. Only $2200.
(863)697-0424
JOHN DEERE GATOR- ATV,
Pretty good shape. $2250.
863-6.34-4758
MINI POCKET ROCKET: All
fairing, with race stand, like
new. $450.863-216-9905
SUN-DELL 4 WHEELER- '06,
150cc, auto. w/reverse.
$1200. (863)673-2314
SUZUKI OZARK 250 '05- runs
great, $1500 (863)763-8526
YAMAHA GRIZZLY 660 '02-
ITP tires & rims, winch, new
brakes, just serviced, $5000
(863)357-7075

AiriB ANobil


CADILLAC: 1987, runs. $500
or best offer. Call Shane at
863-673-8396.
CADILLAC BRAUGHMAN- '90,
89K orig. mi., 3.7, V-8, A/C,
All pwr, Clean motor, $2500.
(863)763-3423/801-3312
CAMERO RS- '97, Cony. Runs,
Needs brakes & exhaust
work. Top needs minor re-
pair. $2000. (863)673-3513
CHEVY CAMARO Z28 '83,
Runs good. $575 or best of-
fer. (863)673-3750


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Apply In Person Only At
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10 Okeechobee News, Monday, May 7, 2007


CHEVY LUMINA '97- 1 owner
Low mileage. Excellent con-
dition, $3200
(863)467-1825
CHEVY MALIBU '97- 1 owner,
Low mileage. Excellent con-
dition. $3100
(863)467-1825
DODGE INTREPID: 1996,
great shape. Moving, must
sell. $1500. 863-302-4001
DODGE NEON '98, $1500 or
best offer. (863)885-1708
FORD ESCORT '97, Good on
gas, lots of new parts, runs
good, cold a/c. $2000 or
best offer. (561)261-4923
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'
FORD TAURUS SES '01, A/C,
P/S, P/W, C/C, FM/CASS, 4
Wheel ABS, Great on gas.
$3800. (863)467-0094
FORD THUNDERBIRD '93-
needs some work, $1000 or
best offer (252)218-0943
MAZDA 626, 1999- good con-
dition, needs transmission,
over 100K miles, $2500
(863)357-1626 / 697-2025
MERCEDES 500SEL 1985,
Runs good. $1500. or best
offer. 863-697-0251
MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE '03-
great gas mileage, auto, exc
cond. low miles, 1 owner,
$8900 neg (407)256-2976
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS, '87,
2 door. Good on gas, All
power. Exc. cond., $2500 or
best offer. (863)763-6747
PONTIAC SUNBIRD LE '90- 4
cyl, 4dr, auto, AC, runs
great, gas saver, $1200
(772)465-0708 Ft Pierce



BOB CAT ATTACHMENT: ATI
Tree Boom Attachment. Heavy
Duty. Like new. Asking $1000
(863)697-2032 Okeechobee


CHEVY CHEYENNE '95, 4x4,
Needs clutch, otherwise,
runs good. $2300.
(863)675-1116
CHEVY S10 BLAZER, '88, 4.3
mtr., motor runs good,
$1400. (863)763-8201
FORD BRONCO- '79, 400 big
block, 6" lift, 110 rear. Dual
5" upstacks. Runs great.
$1000. (863)634-0305
SILVERADO '03, LS3500, Ext.
cab, Vortec 8100 V8, Allison
5spd. auto., loaded, low miles,
$20,000 (863)675-2648


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
DODGE INTREPID '98, For
parts, everything is good ex-
cept motor. $600
(863)634-6235
FACTORY RUNNING
BOARDS- Off of '08 Super
Duty Ford Crew Cab (King
Ranch). $600. (863)763-5881
FORD 302 MOTOR- High out-
put, runs good, $600 or best
offer (863)983-2255
RIMS & TIRES- 17", 5 lug,
asking $400 (863)673-2314
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


SUPER SWAMPER IROCS (4),
36x14x16. Good buggy tires.
$175 or best offer.
(863)763-2476
TOOL BOX- Aluminum, for
large P/U. Like new. $200.
(863)357-57.54
TOOLBOX, Diamond plate, for
full size p/u. $125 or best of-
fer. (863)532-1654
TOYOTA 4X4 PARTS- 20R
Motor, 4 spd trans. & transfer
case. 4x4 front end. Works
good. $600. (561)644-4840
TURBO 350- with 203 Trans-
fer case, $300 or best of-
fer(863)697-3094
WHEELS & TIRES: For Ford
Mustang, Rod Lights, 4"
fronts, 8" rears, 28 x 10.5 x
15. $1200.863-216-9905


CHEVY 1500 PU '89- use for
parts or repair, needs steer-
ing column, $700
(863)983-2255
CHEVY 2500- '94, 4x4, Ext
cab. Runs, but needs work.
$1000. or best offer.
(863)763-3428
CHEVY S10, '98, reg. cab, 5
spd., runs good, cold a/c,
$2500.(863)509-8179 ask
for Kristin
FORD DUALLY F350 '90, SIn-
gle cab, needs battery & al-
ternator. $1000
(863)697-2434
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 1/2 TON- 92', 4x4, Auto.,
350 eng. Short wheel base.
Pwr win/locks. Cold A/C.
$3800. (863)610-0984
SCHOOL BUS: '80, Chevy, 20
passenger, 81k mi, rebuilt
engine and trans, runs great.
$1895 neg. 561-758-4337


TOYOTA- '90, 4X4, 5 SPD
Newly rebuilt motor. 179K mi.
Runs good $3800. Neg.
(863)697-8531 Evenings only
TRUCK BED RAILS- New in
box. Nasta, Stainless, Fits
'99-Up Chevy Silverado. 6.5'
bed. $150. (863)697-0328
TRUCK CAP- Silver, off Dodge
Ram ext cab, 6'6", asking
$300 or best offer
(863)467-4566
TRUCK TOPPER- 2000 Toyota
Tundra, asking $500 or best
offer (863)673-3076


CHEVY BLAZER '94- Tahoe
pkg, 2dr, runs good, low
miles, needs minor body
work $2500 (863)467-0627
CHEVY BLAZER 1994, Runs &
Looks good. $4500.
-(863)763-2957
CHEVY K5 BLAZER- '84, New
motor, Trans. & gears. Ask-
ing $2500. Neg. Call Patrick
(863)301-0401


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


HEAVY EQUIPMENT TRAILER,
16 Ft. $1000.
(863)763-2957
UTILITY TRAILER- '06, Open,
5'x10', Wood deck, Ramp
gate, Diamond plate tool box.
700. (863)357-5773
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
FORD AEROSTAR '94- AC, low
miles, good condition,
$1800(863)467-8318

Do-It-Yourself Ideas


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2007-CP-85
IN RE: ESTATE OF
EVELYN WOLOSZYN,
Deceased
NOTICETO CREDITORS
(Ancillary Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Ancillary Summary Administration has
been entered in the Estate of EVELYN
WOLOSZYN, Deceased, File Number
2007-CP-85 by the Circuit Court for
Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 312
N.W. 3rd Street, Suite 101, Okeecho-
bee, Florida 34972; that the decedent's
date of death was September 24,
2006; that the total value of the estate
is $37,840.00; that the names and ad-
dresses of those to whom it has been
assigned by such order are: COLLEEN
E. SPARKS, 1342 Regent Drive, Mun-
deleln, Illinois 60060.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTI-
FIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent an other
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent oth-
er than those for whom provision for
full payment was made in the Order of
Summary Administration must file their
claims within this court WITHIN THE
TIME PROVIDED BY LAW.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER AP-
PLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice Is May 7,2007.
Colleen E. Sparks
Personal Representative
1341 Regent Drive
Mundelein, IL 60060
CONELY & CONELY
RO. Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
1863)763-3825
ornW. Conely, III
Florida Bar No. 096482
208975 ON 05/07,14/07


Community Events


Church hosting gospel sing, May 11
A gospel sing will be held at the Believers Fellowship Church, 300
S.W. Sixth Ave., on Friday, May 11, at 7;30 p.m. All singers and musi-
cians are welcome. There will be fellowship following the sing. For
information, contact Sister Hampton at (863) 357-0455.

Meeting on lake dredging is slated
There will be a meeting at the Buckhead Ridge Resort Marina on
Saturday, May 12, at 11 a.m. concerning the dredging of the Pearce
Canal and the serious low water levels of the local canals. The meeting
is open to the public.

Hospice plans benefit yard sales
Hospice of Okeechobee will host a yard sale on Friday, May 11, and
Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m. until 2, p.m. All proceeds will benefit
patient care at Hospice of Okeechobee and The Hamrick Home. For
information, contact Rhonda at (863) 467-2321 or (863) 607-1995.

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.

Art exhibition is talk show topic
Family Stations, Inc. will host a radio talk show on Saturday, May 12,
starting at 7:30 a.m. The show will be rebroadcast at I and 6 p.m. on
WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The special guest will be Vietnamese
artist Huong and Art War and Peace Museum curator Sandi Wicina.
The topic of the show will be The Voice of the Children for Peace exhi-
bition in the museum's Let's Think Peace gallery as a tribute to Moth-
er's Day. The exhibition by artist Serafima Sokolov will run from May
10 until May 24 at the museum in Jensen Beach. For information, call
SandiWicina at (772) 463-5051.

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, from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Activtiies 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 April 30.

Red Cross offers infant CPR class
The American Red Cross, 323 N. Parrott Ave., will hold an
infant/child CPR class on Monday, May 14, at 6 p.m. For information
and to register, call (863) 763-2488.

Genealogical Society will meet at library
The Genealogical Society will meet Monday, May 14, at 1:30 p.m. at
the Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W 16th St. The meeting is open
to anyone wanting to trace their ancestry. Visitors are welcome. For
information, contact Eve Olson at (863) 467-2674.

Chamber plans coffee klatch
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will hold their
monthly coffee klatch at Kib's Fish Camp, 5430 U.S. 441 S.E., on Thurs-
day, May 17, beginning at 8 a.m. The event will be held under the tiki
hut, weather permitting. For information, contact the Chamber at
(863) 763-6464.

Business women's group to meet May 18
The Okeechobee Business Women's Referral Networking group
will meet at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., on Fri-
day, May 18. Networking will begin at 11:30 a.m., and lunch will be at
noon. For information, call Robin at (863) 467-7100.

Church plans special law enforcement service
The First Missionary Baptist Church will host their inaugural Law
Enforcement Appreciation Service on Sunday, May 20, at 11:30 a.m.
An appreciation dinner will follow the service. For information, con-
tact Cynthia Kelly at (863) 447-0671.

First aid class offered by Red Cross
The American Red Cross, 323 N, Parrott Ave., will hold a first aid
basics class on Thursday, May 24, at 6 p.m. For information and to reg-
ister, call (863) 763-2488.


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 Sunday. A full weekend
pass is $15 per person. A percentage of the proceeds will support Big
Lake Missions, the Pregnancy Resource Center and More 2 Life Min-
istries. 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.

Annual KOA benefit putt-putt tourney planned
The fourth annual Good Habits and Old Spirits annual putt-putt golf
tournament will be held at the KOA Kampground, 4276 U.S. 441 S., on
Monday, May 28. The entry fee is $8, with proceeds going to the KOA Kid
Camp. Tee time is 2 p.m. Fore information, call (863) 763-2734, or Pat at
(863) 763-6464.

Church youth camp slated for June 4-7
The Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terrace, will host a youth
camp for children between the ages of 10 and 18. The camp will run
June 4-7. The fee is $80 per camper and includes all expenses including
three meals a day. For information, contact Rachel Velie at (863) 357-
3053.

OCSO hosting summer camps
The Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) is sponsoring sum-
mer day camps from June through August. Each camp is four days long.
The camps are for boys and girls, ages 8-12, and must be residents of
Okeechobee County. The charge is $20 per child. Camps will be run by
the OCSO Marine Unit, the NSW-Trident cadet program with funding
support from the Children's Services Council of Okeechobee County.
Kids will be under direct supervision at all times by OCSO personnel and
selected senior Naval cadets from the NSW-Trident program. Activities
will include: Florida safe boating course; basic boat safety and equip-
ment; basic physical fitness exercises; search and rescue boat tour/rides;
drown proofing orientation swimming evaluation (at the pool); water
safety at the beach; Navy SEAL zodiac boat rides; and, Navy UDT-SEAL
Museum Tour. Interested parents should call (863) 357-1600 or (863)
634-7038 and ask for OCSO Detective Lieutenant Muros. Application
forms and schedules will then be sent. Children will be taken on a first-
come, first-served basis, and camps are filling up. Camp reservations
cannot be confirmed until the OCSO has received the forms and fees.

Coalition offers summer program
The Okeechobee Substance Abuse Coalition will offer a free summer
program, The Traveling Medicine Show: S.O.S. -- Students Offering
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 informa-
tion and an application, call Val Marone at (863) 462-0040.:

SFWMD stages photo contest
The South Florida Water Management District's Okeechobee Service
Center is seeking Lake Okeechobee area photographs for the 2008 Lake
Okeechobee calendar. Winning images will be published as the fea-
tured 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 pho-
tos. 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.

Church offering help to quit drugs
The Haven of Rest Church, 2947 S.W. Third Terrace, will hold a free
drug deliverance class each Friday during the month of May beginning at
6 p.m. Anyone wanting to quit using drugs, or anyone who knows
someone who needs help quitting drugs is welcome. For information,
call (863) 357-3053.

Realtors establish new scholarship fund
.The Okeechobee County Board of Realtors will be offering a scholar-
ship 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. Call Toni Doyle, associ-
ation 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 Commu-
nity Health Centers, Inc., 1100 N. Parrott Ave. Call Leah Suarez at
(863) 763-1951, ext. 24, for class dates.

Senior Services offering assistance
Okeechobee 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 appropriate,
address, phone number, etc. We are in the process of planning our
10-year reunion. More details will be published as they are available.

ORE offering special Christmas ornaments
Okeechobee Retired Educators (ORE) are offering their second
limited edition Christmas 2007, 24 karat on brass, ornament including
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 orna-
ment numbers) and quantity please call one of the following mem-
bers: 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 reg-
ister 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 infor-
mation, 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
corporate funds. The program provides emergency assistance funds
to custortiers 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.

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.

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
information, contact Mike Davis, youth project director, at (863) 462-
5863.

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 donat-
ed 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. Pro-
ceeds will go toward youth activities in our community.


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PROJECT NO. 3713
BUS GARAGE FACILITY
PAVING/DRAINAGE
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, Operations Department, 938 NW 34 Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972
up to 2:00 p.m. May 31,2007 for all materials and labor necessary for:
Bus Garage Paving/Drainage
Multipurpose Building
3150 NW 10th Terrace
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Plans and specifications are on file in the office of:
Dale Barrett, Director of Operations
938 NW 34th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
863-462-5083,e-203
and
BMK Architects, Inc.
323 Central Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236
941-365-6056
Copies of said plans and spectifcations may be obtained at the office of said Archi-
tect or the office of Dale Barrett, upon the deposit of $50.00 for one set of plans and
specifications; said deposit will be returned to the contractor upon return of said
plans and specifications in good condition, and upon receipt of a bona fide"bid.
Each bid shall be accompanied by the following:
List of Sub-Bidders with whom the contractor will sub-contract work in
connection with this project.
Bid Bond in the amount of 5% of the maximum bid, payable to the School Board
of Okeechobee County, as evidence of good faith and guaranteeing that the
successful bidder will execute and furnish to the School Board of Okeechobee
County a good and sufficient performance bond as required by Florida Statute
Section 1013.47 in the penal sum of 100% of the escalated amount of the
contact guaranteeing the performance of said contract.
Payment Bond as required by Section 1013.45 and 255.05, Florida Statutes,
guaranteeing the payment of all debts pertaining thereto. Each bond shall be
issued by a surety company licensed and authorized to do business in the State
of Florida having a general bond holder's rating of A+ excellent- and a
financial rating of BBB+ or better in Florida satisfactory to the Owner,within ten
(10) days after being awarded the conact, the premiums of said bonds to be
paid by the Contractor Said bonds to be recorded in accordance with School
board instructions.
Public Entity Crimes sworn statement under Section 287.133(3)(a), Florida
Statutes.
Drug Free Workplace Certification.
*Trench Safe Affidavit, if applicable.
*Signature Acknowledgement of the Jessica Lunsford Act, Section 1012.465,
Floida Statutes.
Failure to provide any of the documents outlined above will he grounds for re-
jection of the bid.
All bids shall be placed In an envelope, sealed, and addressed to the School Board
of Okeechobee County, and the name of the project should be placed on the outside
of the envelope and words indicating that the envelope contains a bid for said pro-
ject.
MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE: Thursday, May 17, 2007,1:00 p.m., prevail-
ing time at the office of Dale Barrett, Director of Operations, 934 NW 34th Street,
Okeechobee, FL 34972.
The Contractor will be required to have the "existing parking area" paving complete
August 8, 2007. At no time after August 8,2007 can the Contractor or Sub-Contrac-
torimpede e'operan of Bus Garage. The balance of the project shall be substan-
tially completed 90 days thereafter. Punch list items and site clean up, shall be
totally completed 30 calenda days thereafter. Failure to do so will result in liquidated
damages in the amount of $500.00 per day for each day the date of actual substan-
tial completion exceeds the scheduled date of substantial completion; and a further
sum of $100.00 per calendar day in liquidated damages for each day the date of ac-
tual final completion exceeds the scheduled date of final completion.
The successful bidder, if any, will be notified within 15 days after the bid is accept-
ed.
The School Board of Okeechobee County reserves the right to reject any and all bids
and to waive any informalities. All proposals shall remain in force for 30 days after
the date of opening.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA
By: Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools
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