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Okeecho bee News

Vol. 96 No. 92 Saturday, April 2, 2005 504 Plus tax

Emergency meeting
planned for Monday
The Okeechobee County
Board of County Commission-
ers will convene an emergency
session on Monday, April 4, at 9
a.m. in the County Commis-
sion Chambers of the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse,
304 N.W. Second St.
The purpose of the meeting
is to consider approval of the
contract for the administration
of the Community Develop-
ment Block Grant (CDBG) Ini-
tiative for Okeechobee County.
Any person deciding to
appeal any decision made by
the county commissioners with
respect to any matter consid-
ered at this meeting will need a
record of the proceedings, and
that, for such purpose, he/she
will need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of such proceed-
ings is made. That record shall
include the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal
is to be based.
Set clocks
up one hour
It's time to shift an hour of
light to the evening, as most of
America switches to daylight-
saving time.
Clocks move ahead one
hour at 2 a.rn. Sunday, local
The change provides an
extra hour of light in the
evening for warm-weather
outdoor activities.
Standard time returns the
last Sunday in October.

Rain washes out
opening roul nd
DULUTH, Ga. (AP)- Phil
Mickelson and the rest of the
field at the BellSouth Classic
had to wait two extra days to
tee off. No biggie, though.
Everyone's getting used to
playing the waiting game.
The rainy weather that
has plagued the PGA tour,
this season struck again
Thursday, washing out the
opening round. Play was
suspended again Friday
because of .rain. So far this
season, hight of 14 tourna-
ments have been affected by
the weather, including last
week's Players Champi-
onship, which was delayed
by storms five times and did-
n't finish until Monday.
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Drought Index
Current: 179
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.39 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
14.70 feet
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

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Community Events... .4
Crossword ......13
Obituaries ..........3
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Weather ........... 2
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Advanced training: Personnel learn to communicate

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Representatives of several emergency response agencies took part in a simulated bioter-
rorism response training exercise held Friday morning at the Dixon Hendry Campus of
Indian River Community College (IRCC).

Exercise 'creates awareness'

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Representatives from various
emergency response agencies got
a lesson in working together to
respond to a crisis situation Friday
Emergency response person-
nel from several agencies gath-
ered at the Dixon Hendry Campus
of Indian River Community Col-
lege (IRCC) to respond to a simu-
lated terrorist attack.
To begin the morning, repre-
sentatives of Okeechobee County
Emergency Management, the City
of Okeechobee Fire and Police
departments, Okeechobee Coun-
ty Sheriff's Office, Okeechobee
County Fire/Rescue, Okeechobee
County Health Department and
Raulerson Hospital were wel-
comed to the exercise by Okee-
chobee County Commission
Chairman John Abney.
Mr. Abney said he appreciated
the assembled emergency
response personnel who were
willing to lay their lives on the line.
He thanked Michael Hill, adminis-
trator of the health department,

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Physics Corporation, sets up the scenario for a bioter-
rorism training exercise Friday morning at Indian River
Community College (IRCC). Representatives from vari-
ous emergency service agencies participated.

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and Bill Casian, the health depart-
ment's bioterrorism prepared-
ness planner, for providing this
exercise. -
Jeff Goldberg of General
Physics then set up the scenario.
The health department had con-
tracted with General Physics to
S, provide the training.
The training scenario centered
around the discovery of a white
powder on the floor of a large
department store.
S- A terrorist group claimed that
S they had put weaponized
anthrax, a spore, into the store's
air conditioning system. The store
was evacuated. To complicate
matters, some store patrons were
suspected of shoplifting during
o the evacuation process.
Once everyone had been evac-
SOMI& uated, the mother of a small child
reported that her daughter was
SW missing.
Emergency response person-
.. -.. .. nel from the various agencies
involved discussed how their indi-
vidual agencies would respond to
the situation, and how they would
help Okeechobee get back to nor-
In light of the possible public
health crisis, it was the consensus

of law enforcement officials the
shoplifting situation was second-
ary and would be dealt with at a
later time.
They felt the most important
thing to do would be to isolate the
area and detain everyone who
had been in the store to prevent
possible spread of infection.
Fire officials had to seek advice
as to the safest way to get the little
girl out of the building. They had
to secure the area, isolate the peo-
ple who might possibly be con-
taminated and have a HAZMAT
team come in to collect samples
of the material that would then be
taken to a lab for analysis.
Because of the potential for
undue panic and spread of
rumors, getting correct informa-
tion to the media was considered
Hospital officials noted that
under such a scenario, they
would have to request extra secu-
rity from law enforcement per-
In such a situation, there are
various organizations that the
health department would have to
It was discussed when to call
in federal officials and who would
call them.
Fire/Rescue Chief Nick Hop-
kins, who stood in for Emergency
Operations Director Gene O'Neill,

said the exercise created aware-
ness that all the agencies involved
have to work together.
Sheriff Paul May said that such
exercises keep law enforcement
agencies aware of what can hap-
pen. He added that there is always
the need for such training exercis-
Mr. Casian planned the exer-
cise along with the help of the
emergency room staff of Rauler-
son Hospital He said he handed it
off to the facilitators of General
Physics, who polished it up and
presented it.
"I think they learned quite a
bit," Mr. Casian said of the partici-
pants in the exercise. He said they
came up some very good ques-
He said the facilitators were
very pleased with the outcome,
and felt that the county seems to
be fairly well prepared, compared
to some other counties, because
local personnel communicate
with each other. He said because
the county is so small, various
agencies have no trouble com-
Mr. Casian said that within 30
days there would be a "functional
exercise" with buildings, vehicles
and real simulated victims that
will further test the capabilities of
the participating agencies.


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Rotary members learn of sea cadets program Law Enforcement Activity Log

By Bennett Yeilding
Special to the Okeechobee News
Rotarian Colin Cameron had as
his guest and speaker for the March
22, meeting M.W Muros, the liai-
son officer for the Navel Special
Warfare -Trident Team. This team
is administered locally by the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office and
is directly sponsored by the UDT -
SEAL Museum Association, the
UDT -SEAL Association and Navel
Special Warfare Foundation. This is
a unit of the US Navel Sea Cadet
Corps- USNSCC-.
This is an official activity with
the same requirements and bene-
fits as NJROTC and was estab-
lished by an act of congress on
request by the Secretary of the
Navy in 1957.The Okeechobee
"Trident" unit is one of the most
rigorous and challenging programs
for sea cadets in the nation. Mr.
Muros went on to say the NSW-Tri-
dent is performance based and
specifically emphasizes "real

Courtesy photo/Bennett Yeilding
.M.W. Muros, liaison officer for the Navel Special Warfare
speaks at the March 22, Rotary meeting.

world" practical skills and "hands-
. The program may start out with
80-85 recruits and at the end of the
semester there may be 40 remain-
ing. The program operates in a
structured, military environment

and provides important benefits to
the cadets such as -discipline,
responsibility and an understand-
ing of the nature of civic responsi-
bility. The program is funded pri-
marily by grant money, with some
funds provided by the parents,

especially during the summer
camp training. For every 10 kids
who enter only about 6 make it
through, the primary reason being
physical fitness.
Mr. Muros is proud to say the
Okeechobee unit is the top pro-
gram in the U.S. and has been on
five previous occasions. The local
program puts between 8 and 10
kids into service 'each year. The
kids learn a trade and bring that
- back home after their service time
is up. The application process
starts with a call to Mr. Muros from
either the parent or the child. He
can be reached at (863) 357-1600.
And in other business;
Rotary is planning. for the
L.O.S.T. bicycle ride on Sat. April
23, at 8 a.m. Registration can be
made by contacting Jim Mclnnes
at Farm Bureau Insurance Co. 401
N.W Fourth St. or calling (863) 763-
Rotary meets each Tuesday at
noon at the Golden Corral. Come
join us.

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Kindergarten registration will begin on April 18

The Okeechobee. County
School Board will be holding
Kindergarten registration at the fol-
lowing schools: April 18, North
Elementary School, 462- 5100;
April 19, South Elementary
School, 462-5087; April 20, Semi-
nole Elementary School, 462-5116;
April 21, Everglades Elementary
School, 462-5108; April 22, Central
Elementary School, 462-5077.
If your child will be 5-years-old
on or before Sept. 1, 2005, you
should begin gathering the follow-
ing information required by law to
enter public school:
Legal.proof of birth date.
*Up-to-date immunization
Health Exam Record-that has
been completed by a physician

Arrest Log

The following individuals
were arrested on felony or Dri-
ving Under the Influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office' (OCSO),
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment (OCPD), or the Florida
Highway Patrol (FHP).
Denise Georgeann Thomas,
42, of N.E. 29th Terr. in Okee-
chobee was arrested on March
29 and charged with DUI. Bond
was set at $500.
John Gibson Tucker, 51, of
S.W. 16th St. in Okeechobee was
arrested on March 29 and
charged with DUI impairment
failure to appear (violation for
probation) and failure to appear_
contempt pretrial conference
(violation of probation) Tucker
was arrested on an Okeechobee
County warrant.
Kennth Alan Powell, 45, was
arrested on March 29 and
charged with violation of proba-
tion dealing in stolen property.
No bond was set.
Amber Michelle Skens, 38, of,
S.W. 17th Terr. in Okeechobee
was: arrested on March 30 and
charged with DUI and driving
while license suspended. Bond
was set at $3,000.
Julian Garcia, 36, of N.W.

since Sept. 1,2004.
Please contact the school your
child will attend to schedule an
appointment for kindergarten reg-
istration. If you do not know which
school your child should attend,
contact the. Elementary Programs
Office at (863) 462-5000 ext. 242.

Central-(863)' 462-5077;
Everglades (863) 462-5108;
North (863) 462-5100; Semi-
nole (863) 462-5116 and
South- (863) 462-5087.'


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Jardin De Infantes
Su nino/a debera tener cinco
anos de edad en 0 antes del
primero de septiembre, 2005,
para poder sar eligible. Pongase
en contact con la escuela ele-
mental de su area a principios
del mes de abril para hacer una

18 de abril, North Elementary
School, 462-5100; 19 de abril,
South Elementary School,
(863)462-5087; 20 de abril,
Seminole Elementary School,
(863) 462-5116, 21 de abril, Ever-
glades Elementary, (863) 462-
5108, School 22 de abirl, Central
Elementary School, (863) 462-

Su nino/a debera tener'cinco
de ectad en 0 antes, del primero
de septiembre, 2005, para poder
seT eligible. Antes de que su
nino(a) entire a la escuela, listed
necesita traer los documents
Acta de Nacimiento (Prue-
ba de Nacimiento)
Expedientes de las Vacumas
(Estar al diay documentadas por
un doctor 0 el Departmento de
Un Certificado de Examen
Fisico (Hecho por un doctor
desde ll1 de septiembre de 2004)
Pongdse en contact con la
escuela elemental de su area
para hacor una cita.


Third Street in Okeechobee was
arrested on March 29 and
charged with lewd and lascivious
on a child under 16. Bond was
set at $10,000.
John Ashford Hair, 20, of S.R.
710 was arrested on March 29
and charged with aggravated
assault and aggravated battery.
Bond was .set at $20,000.
Felischa Lewis, 20, of S.W.
15th Terr. in Okeechobee was
arrested on March 29 and
charged with theft. Bond was set
at $500.
Richard- Anthony Bonnell,
26, of S.W. Sixth St. was arrested
on March 30 and charged with
possession of a substance, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia
and 'obstruction without vio-
lence. Bond was set at $9,500.
Fred David Boston, 15, of
N.E. 39th-Blvd. was arrested on
March 17 and charged with bat-
tery on detention staff.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone listed here
who is later found innocent or
has had the charges dropped
against them is welcome to
inform the newspaper. The infor-
mation will be confirmed and

First United Methodist Church
Traditional Sunday Worship:
8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Regeneration Contemporary Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
200 N.W. 2nd Street (863) 763-4021
(Next to Bank of America)

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Roderick Edwin
Chandler, Jr.
Roderick Edwin Chandler, Jr.,
age 63, of Hamilton, N.C., died
Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at his
home. He was a retired supervisor
from South Florida Water Manage-
ment in Okeechobee after 35 years
of service. He was a member of the
Hamilton Baptist Church and mar-
ried Lynda Lowery Chandler on
Survivors include: his wife
Lynda Chandler; daughters, Tracy
C. Hare of Greenville, N.C. and
Holly C. (Greg) Hopewell of Gold
Point, N.C.; brothers, Russell and

Noel Chandler both of Okee-
chobee; sister, Reba Siler of Okee-
chobee; four grandchildren and six
The family will receive friends
Sunday, April 3 from 2 until 3:30
p.m. at the Hamilton Baptist
Church in Hamilton, N.C. and
other times at the residence.
Funeral service will be held at
3:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 3 fol-
lowing visitation at the Hamilton
Baptist Church with the Reverend
Brian Busch officiating. Burial will
follow at the Oak City Cemetery in
Oak City, N.C.
All arrangements are under the
-direction and care of Biggs Funeral
Home in Williamston, N.C.

Okeechobee City
Police Department

March 22
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Animal complaint, N.W. Sixth St.
Traffic accident/canceled, S.E. Park
Larceny/theft/prisoner in custody,
S.E. Park St.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Escort, N.E. Second St.
Animal complaint, S.W. Fifth Ave.
Disabled vehicle, S.R. 70 E.
Traffic accident, N.E. Park St.
Forgery/counterfeit, S.E. 10th Ave.
Trespassing, N.W. Sixth Ave.
Trespassing, N.W. Sixth Ave.
Criminal mischief/information, S.W.
Third Ave.
Police service call, N. Parrott Ave.
Police service call, N. Parrott Ave.
Alarm, N.W. Fifth St.
Mentally ill pierson, N.W. Fifth St.
Criminal mischief, N. Parrott Ave..
Disabled vehicle, S. Parrott Ave.
Traffic accident/hit and run, N.W. Park
Fraud/information, N.W. 13th St.
Burglary/disturbance, N.W. Sixth St.
Disturbance, N.W. Second St.
Suspicious person/vehicle, cancel, S.
Parrott Ave.
Police service call, S.E. Eighth Ave.
Disturbance, N. Parrott Ave.
Alarm, N. Parrott Ave.

March 23
Burglary, S.W.Third Ave.
Alarm, N. Parrott Ave.
Information, S.E. Second Ave.
Alarm, N.W. Second St.
Information, S.W. 21st St.
Police service call, S. Parrott Ave.
Civil matter, S. Parrott Ave.
Escort, N.E. Second St.
Traffic accident, S.W. Third St.
Child/elderly abuse, U.S. 441.
Larceny/theft, N.W. Ninth St.
Juvenile problem, S. Parrott Ave.
Traffic accident, N.W. Fifth Ave.
Traffic accident, N.W. Fifth Ave.
Juvenile problem, S.W. 16th St.
Domestic/unfounded, S. Parrott Ave.
Attempt to contact, U.S. 441.
Larceny/theft, N.W. Park St.
Open door/burglary, N.W. 11th St.:
Traffic accident, S.E: Eighth Ave.
Drug case/prisoner in custody, S.E.
Second Ave. .
Alarm, N.W. Fifth St.
Alarm, N.W. Park St.

March 24
Disturbance, SE. Eighth St.
Man down/sick person, S. Parrott Ave.
Alarm, S.E. Eighth Ave.
Traffic accident, N.W. Fifth Ave.
Building checks, S.E. Eighth St.
Police service call, S.W. Fourth St.
Alarm, S.E. Eighth Ave.
Intoxicated driver, N.W. Ninth Ave.
Police service call, S. Parrott Ave.
Alarm, S.E. 11th St.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Traffic accident, N. Parrott Ave.
Escort, S.E.Third St.
Man down/sickperson, S. Parrott Ave.
Traffic accident, N.W. 10th Ave.
Man down/sick person, S. Parrott Ave.
Kidnap/assist another department,
S.E. Second Ave. .:.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Assist anotheirdepartment, S.E. Sec-
ond Ave.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Larceny/theft, S.W. Third Ave.
Larceny/theft, N.W. Second St.
Alarm, N.W. Fifth St. ,
Disturbance, N.E. Eighth Ave.
Disturbance, S.E. Eighth St.
Disturbance/prisoner in-custody, S.E.

23rd St.
Attempt to contact, N. Parrott Ave.

March 25
Burglary, S. Parrott Ave.
Lost/stolen tag, S.E. Ninth Ave.
Traffic accident, S.R.70 W.
Unwanted guest, S.W. Sixth St.
Criminal mischief, S. Parrott Ave.
Traffic accident, N.W. Park St.
Criminal mischief, N.W. Second St.
Stolen vehicle, N.E. Fifth St.
Shoplifting/prisoner in custody, S.
Parrott Ave.
Shoplifting/prisoner in custody, S.
Parrott Ave.
Juvenile problem, N.E. Fourth Ave.
Traffic accident, N.E. Park St.
Hit and run, S.W. Fifth Ave.
Information, N.E. Park St.
Domestic problem/disturbance, N.W.
Seventh Ave.
Assault/battery, S.W. Second St.

March 26
Juvenile problem/criminal mischief,
S.E. Ninth Ave.
Unwanted guest/juvenile problem,
S.W. Sixth St.
Juvenile problem, N. Parrott Ave.
Traffic accident, U.S. 441 S.
Disabled vehicle, N.W. 11th St.
Alarm, S. Parrott Ave.
Neighbor problem/information, S.E.
Eighth Drive.
Disturbance, N.W. Fifth Ave.
Domestic problem/disturbance, N.W.
Seventh St.
Police service call, S.W. Second Ave.
Disabled vehicle, N.W. Fifth St.
Assist another department, N.W. Park
Suspicious incident/police service
call, N.W. Sixth St.
Assault/battery, N.W. Ninth Ave.
Disturbance, S. Parrott Ave.
Suspicious person/vehicle, S.W. Third
Ave. ,
Fight/juvenile problem, S. Parrott Ave.
Suspicious incident, N.W. 10th Ave.
Traffic stop/seized tag, N.E. Park St.

March 27
Information, N.W. Fourth St.
Police service call, N.W. 10th St.
Abandoned vehicle, S. Parrott Ave.
Information, S.E. Second Ave.
Unwanted guest, N.W. Park St.
Traffic accident, S.R. 15N.
Domestic problem/disturbance, N.W.
Third St.
Police service call, S.E. Second Ave.
Information, S.W. 10th Ave.
Suspicious incident, N.W. Park St.
Information/unfounded, N.W. Sixth St.
Information/escort, N. Parrott Ave.
Fight/prisoner in custody, S.W. Sec-
ond St.
Fight/prisoner in custody, S.W. Seb-
ond St.
Disabled vehicle, S.W. Second St.
Unwanted guest/trespassing, N.E.
Park St.
Police service call, N.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office

March 29
Burglary, N.E. 13th Ave.
Traffic accident, U.S. 78 W.
Theft, N.E. 16th Ave.
Theft/prisoner in custody, N.W. Third
Larceny/prisoner in custody, U.S. 441
Traffic accident/prisoner in custody,
U.S. 441 S.E.
Traffic accident, U.S. 441 N.
Domestic/verbal, N.W. 240th St.
Fight/prisoner in custody, S.R. 710.
Assault, U.S. 441 N.
Arrest/juvenile in possession of alco-
hol, N.W. 20th Trail.
Assault, Okee Redirectional,
Disturbance/prisoner in custody, N.E.
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Exercise your right to free speech. Speak out is a free 24-hour
opinion line. Call and express your opinion or ask question
about public issues. You are not required to leave your name.
While we want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves
the right to edit calls for clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.
To speak out call (863)467-2033, fax (863)763-5901 or e-mail:
okeenews@newszap.com. You can also mail submissions to
Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
"This is in regard to the 'Not our Fault' call that was in the Speak
Out. I also live in a FEMA trailer in Taylor Creek Lodge and those
northern people, as you call them, do not think that they are better
than us. In fact most of them, if not all of them, are very understand-
ing about our situation. The only problem that the residents have is
the fact that most of us FEMA people drive the wrong way down a
one-way road. If the FEMA people would follow the park rules
maybe they wouldn't have problems with the northern people. You
need to remember these northern people were before us FEMA
people moved in. Therefore, if you want respect from them, then
maybe you should show some respect for their park. One more
thing, if it wasn't for the people here at Taylor Creek Lodge allowing
the FEMA travel trailers here so you could have a roof over you at
night, where would you all be? Unlike you, my family and I are very
thankful to those northern people having the heart to let FEMA put
trailers here. Thank you to all the residents of Taylor Creek Lodge for
all of you kindness and understanding."

Bless you Terri Schiavo
"God bless you Terri Schiavo, your death is in our prayers
always. God bless you. We hope you had a peaceful life."

"I would like to make a correction to the story about in the '40s
with the Lances. Alevene was Dosier Smith's daughter, her moth-,
er was a Walker and she was.,a Smith. Also, Bob was working for
Jess Durance out at Whidden's End on Dec. 7, 1941. And Jess
Durance, a historical figure himself, had the cows out at Whid-
den's End. Also, Ray Lance did not build the old wooden house,
the Church of the Brethren either. Morris Raulerson built-that and
should get credit for it. Morrison Ollie Raulerson lived there."

Foster Homes
"If foster homes are hard to find in Okeechobee why not,
under reasonable circumstances, leave the child with its parents
and just monitor the situation?"

Relief Efforts
"I wonder how much money is going to fund over there where
they had that great big earthquake and tidal wave. Everybody has
collected money for them and how much are they really going to
get? They are not going to get all of it; it's all going to go into some-
one else hands before it gets to theirs."

Loud People
"Have yoiu ever noticed in the restaurants the loud obnoxious
people that drink and sit there and take up the seats, where no
one else can have a seat in these restaurants? They don't leave a
tip, and that's everybody."

Terri Schiavo
"I reckon that those do-gooders up at the House-are satisfied,
the lady passed away. They starved her to death. In other words,
our government does some of the stupidest things. They let her
starve to death."

"If there are steroids in baseball, you can bet there are steroids
in football. And probably everyone in professional wrestling is on
it. You know they are in football so it is not just baseball. This thing
is wide spread."

Speed Limits
"What is happening? Berman Road is not populated very
much and is actually a.nice road narrow but nice. But 15-A is
bumpy as all get out, populated well and narrow. Go figure that
the speed limit is th6 same. Who makes these decisions at the
county commissioners meetings? It should be looked into." (Edi-
tor's Note: Thanks for calling. In regard to the roads to which you
refer, the speed limits are set by the county.)

"I pray fervently that the Pope will not die. I pray that modern
science will be leveraged to its fullest extent to keep him alive for
at least another 15 years. If there is a God, certainly he would
allow this to happen as a sign to us all? Not only that, but it would
really be fitting a real sign of divine justice."

Crime Prevention Tip
Beware of contractors or handymen who come to your door

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Looking Back ...
Members of the Seminole Tribe rode proudly through the streets of Okeechobee in.1950 during the Flood Control Parade,
showing off their fancy horses and tribal clothing. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee
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Upcoming Events

Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee construction volunteers will
meet in the parking lot of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, N.E.
Third Street and N. Parrott Ave., at 7 a.m. Construction work will be at
a Habitat work site in an adjoining county. Wear comfortable clothes
suitable for working. Call .(863) 357-1371, for information.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House,
which is located next to the driver's license office on U.S. 441 S.E. It is
a self-help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and
other intoxicating drugs, and a desire to manage their emotional, or
psychiatric illness. It's an open discussion group.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Chapter DAR will meet at 10 a.m. at the Oakview
Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St. They would like to extend an invita-
tion to anyone eligible for membership in NSDAR to attend, from
October through May. For information call Ruth Lawson, regent, at
(863) 763-2492, or Bonnie Hill, vice regent and registrar, at (772) 597-

A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour. It will
be an open step 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.

Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour at 8 p.m.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ.of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m. in the conference room at The
Gathering for a weekly 12-step recovery and support group meeting
for women overcoming chemical dependency. For information, call
(863) 467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday,-from.5:30 until
6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology and
how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through
extensive. Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at
(863) 467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards
Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at the Golden Corral Restaurant
at noon. All Rotarians and the public are invited. For information, con-
tact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meet at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant for breakfast. For information, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall. This is a men's only meeting. For information, call Earl
at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome. For
information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at
7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to
life. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Every-
one is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is located
next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group that offers sup-
port and education for people who have been diagnosed with clinical
depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual

The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St. The Okeechobee Jaycees
would like to welcome all energetic young people between the ages of
21 and 39, who are interested in working towards the betterment of
our community. For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) will meet at New Horizons, 1600 S.W.
Second Ave., from 5 until 6:30 p.m. New Horizons is located behind
the Brahman Theatre. For information, call (863) 763-1191.
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
Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
It will be a closed discussion.
Alternative Lifestyle meets at the A.A. Clubhouse (Sobriety in the
Swamp), 50 U.S. 441 S.E., at the corner of U.S. 78 and U.S. 441. For
information, call (863) 763-5385.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a
car you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners
while you listen to the great oldies music.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at the V.F.W.
Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are
invited. For information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.

Community Events

Hospice plans'yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will be holding a yard sale on Saturday,
April 2, from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The sale will be held at the Hos-
pice of Okeechobee Volunteer House located at the corner of S.E.
Fourth St. and Third Avenue. All proceeds benefit patient care in

Church sponsors marriage seminars
The Everglades Baptist Church will be hosting a marriage enrich-
ment weekend April 2-3. Tickets are $10 for singles and $20 for cou-
ples. These fees cover the cost of the food. Seminar topics will
include: the Bible, sex, money, communication and problem-solving
God's way. On April 2, the seminar will be held at The Gathering, 1735
S.W. 24th Ave., from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., and will include a Conti-
nental breakfast. On April 3, the seminar will be held at Everglades
Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. Childcare
will be provided. For information, call (863) 467-5479.

Street ministry plans worship service
The Okeechobee Street Ministry will hold:an evening of wor-
ship and gospel music on April 2 from 6 until 8 p.m. in Flagler Park
#4. Food and drinks will be provided.-'Fbr'iff6tmatio'd;'call David
Eng at (863) 634-3360..

Citrus canker talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
April 2, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at I and 6 p.m. on
WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Mark Fagan,
public information officer for the Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Service Division of Plant Industry. The topic will
be citrus canker on the'reasure Coast, residential trees and home-
ownei compensation. For information, call (800) 850-3781.

FFA alumni plans fun shoot
The Okeechobee FFA alumni will hold its second annual
sporting clay fun shoot at Quail Creek Plantation on Saturday,
April 2. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The day includes 100 sport-
ing clay targets, 14 shooting stations, steak lunch, awards and
prize giveaways. The cost for a single shooter is $60. Station
sponsorships are available for $100. A four-person team with sta-
tion sponsor is $325. Lunch only is available for non-shooters for
$10. All money raised benefits Okeechobee middle and high
school FFA chapters. For information, contact Daryl Boney at
(863) 634-0642 or Jeff Sumner at (863) 763-8999.

Group plans pot luck dinner
The 'Chobee Fun Bunch is planning a pot luck dinner on Sat-
urday, April 2, starting at 5:30 p.m. It will be held being held at
2310 S.E. 24th Blvd. in Taylor Creek Isles. If you're someone
looking to make new friends, just come on over. For informa-
tion, call Altie at (863) 467-6252 or Shirley at (863) 763-8820.

FFA hosting bluegrass concert
The Future Farmers of America (FFA) will host a fundraising blue-
grass concert on April 2 from 6 until 8 p.m. in the Okeechobee High
School auditorium. Scheduled to perform is the Potter Road Blue-
grass band. Tickets will be $5 each. Children 10 and under are free.

Church hosts "Signs for Jesus" drama
The Payne Family children proudly present "Signs for Jesus" -
an expression of love for Jesus through drama that the hearing as
well as the hearing impaired will enjoy. "Signs for Jesus" takes
place Sunday, April 3, at 7 p.m. at the Living Word of Faith of Okee-
chobee, 1902 S. Parrot Ave. Everyone is invited. There is no admis-
sion charge. For more information, call (863) 763-6869. The Payne
Family will be here from April 1-9 and will be available to perform
for other local churches. If you're interested in your church hosting
"Signs for Jesus", call the Living Word of Faith at (863) 763-6869.

Nutrition program is planned
Learn about the importance of nutrition and prevention at a
free seminar with featured speakers Bobby and Lisa Padgett
from Augusta, Ga. They will share their story and passion about
whole food nutrition on April 4 at the Clock Family Restaurant,
1111 S. Parrott Ave., starting at 6 p.m. For information, call Sher-
ry Jerriel at (863) 763-0669 or (863) 697-0311.

Resource center plans fundraiser
' The Pregnancy Resource Center will hold their annual fundrais-
ing banquet Friday, April 8, at the ROC, 310 S.W. Fifth Ave. There is
no charge, but seating is limited. Please call (863) 763-8859 by April
4 for tickets. Although there is no admission, an opportunity will be
given to make pledges to help support the center. The speaker will
be Sydna A. Masse, founder of Ramah International, Inc. Ramah
International is a non-profit ministry that offers the hope of healing
to those struggling with a past abortion decision; ministers to those
in crisis pregnancy situations; and educates, equips and encourages
those working with post-abortive and abortion-minded individuals
within pregnancy care centers, individual ministries and churches.

The Okeechobee News, Saturday, April 2,2005

Community Events

Guardian ad litem training scheduled
You can be the difference to a child in need. The Guardian ad Litem
program will be training volunteers from Okeechobee, Indian River, St.
Lucie, and Martin counties to represent the best interest of abused,
abandoned and neglected children in court. The dates of these meet-
ings will be April 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse. The meetings will be held in the Board of
County Commissioners room at 304 N.W. Second St. Call (772) 785-
5804 for information and an application.

Girl Scout adventure planned
A Girl Scout adventure will be held Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m.
until noon in Flagler Park #2. There will be camping with a campfire,
songs, games and crafts for girls ages 5 through 17. Parents are encour-
aged to come. You can join now only $10. For information, call Kay
Mathis at (863) 763-4631 or Laurie Pharr at (863) 763-7000.

Airboat group plans meeting
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet at Goody's Restau-
rant, 2114 S. Parrott Ave., on Sunday, April 10, at 11 a.m. Agenda items
include discussion of the Citrus County noise ordinance; restocking
the supply of T-shirts, caps, mugs, etc.; and, initiation of some adjust-
ments to the association's by-laws. Immediately following the meet-
ing, club members will hold a ride. Members are expected; prospec-
tive members and visitors are welcome. For information, call Dennis at
(863) 763-6069.

Big Lake Genealogy Society to meet
The Big Lake Genealogy Society will meet Tuesday, April 12, at the
Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., at 7 p.m. Anyone
interested in tracing his/her family history is encouraged to attend.
Membership is $15 annually. Visitors are welcome. For information,
call (863) 467-2036.

Chamber members' luncheon planned
The Chamber of Commerce general membership luncheon will be
held April 13 at noon at the Golden Corral Restaurant. The guest speak-
er will be Diego Chiriroga of LaVoz Spanish Newspaper. For informa-
tion, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.

Chamber hosting personal defense class
The Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly civilian person-
al defense gun class on April 14 at 7 p.m. There are openings still avail-
able by calling (863) 763-6464. The second segment of this class will
be held on April 16, at the shooting range located at Joe Hazellief's
ranch. Everyone will meet at the Chamber office at 8:30 a.m. on that

Sorority offers scholarship
Beta Sigma Phi scholarship applications are now available at local
schools, the public library, Indian River Community College and HRS.
The scholarship is open to women who wish to enhance their career
opportunities through further training or education and need financial
assistance to reach this goal. Applicants must already have their high
school diploma or G.E.D. Applicants may not be Beta Sigma Phi mem-
bers. The deadline for returning applications is April 15.

Chamber Coffee Klatch scheduled
The Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch will be hosted by Her-
itage Financial Services, 3,09pS.W. Park St., on April 21 starting at 8 a.m.
For informationicall (863)6 467-8899. All Chamber members and their
guests areinvited. Refresilmentswill be served..

Book discussion group will meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group will

continue to meet at 7 p.m. in the Okeechobee Library meeting room.
Everyone who lives to read and discuss books is invited to attend. The
group's schedule is: Thursday, April 21, "Come Tell Me How You Live",
Agatha Christie-Mallowan; Thursday, May 26, "Yellow Raft, Blue
Water" Michael Dorris; and Thursday, June 23, "Before Women Had
Wings" Connie Fowler. If you have questions or would like more
information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

Gospel sing celebration planned
Cowboys for Christ will be having a gospel sing on April 21 with
Mery Lanier as Celebration, at the Basinger Civic Center on U.S. 98 N.
The evening will start with a pot luck dinner at 6 p.m. Everyone is
asked to bring a covered dish. The gospel sing will start at 7 p.m. For
information call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285, or Kim Davis at
(863) 467-2855.

Flotilla offers boating program
Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 57 will be starting a boating safety and
seamanship program on May 5. Participants will learn: to outfit their
boat safely; the boating Rules of the Road; tips on trailering; and, how
to use a boat safely and efficiently. The last program was packed with
people from 12 to over 60 years in age, and all had good things to say
about the experience. Seating is limited so call (863) 467-3085, for
information or to pre-register.

County hosts Cinco de Mayo event
Okeechobee County will host a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the
Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E., on Saturday,
May 7. Events planned include live music, dancing and family-themed

Chamber plans Cinco de Mayo celebration
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce will host a Cinco de
Mayo celebration on May 7. Updates on artists, bands and the venue
will be announced in the near future. For information, contact the
Chamber at (863) 763-6464.

Free help with tax returns offered
AARP Taxaide is the nation's largest, free, volunteer run, tax counsel-
ing preparation service. Their free service can answer most'of the tax
issues faced by middle- to low-income taxpayers, with special attention
to taxpayers age 60 or older. Your tax returns can be filed electronically.
Taxaide will be working now through April 15, on Mondays and Tuesdays
from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the American Legion Post #64, 501.S.E. Sec-
ond St. You need to bring last year's tax return and the necessary papers
needed to file your 2004 tax return. Taxaide does not prepare state
income tax returns. For information contact Margaret Burns, district coor-
dinator instructor, at (863) 357-2247.

Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools need the help of the community and are
seeking tax deductible donations to help rebuild their playground that
was damaged during the hurricanes. For more information, call Grace
Christian Schools at (863) 763-3072.

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By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Last weekend was very suc-
cessful for young anglers. Thirty-
three fishermen competed in a
youth bass tournament at Okee-
Tantie Marina and came to the
scales with some beautiful fish.
Congratulations to Dusty Hall
who finished in first place in the
11-14 year-old division with 8.54
lbs.; John Talbot who finished in
second place in the same division
with 7.07 lbs.; Calvin King who
placed in the 15-18 year-old divi-
sion; and, to Kyle Schoonmaker
who placed second in the 15-18
year-old division with 3.31 lbs.
This weekend will be a busy
one for anglers and spectators
alike. Waterfest is taking place at
the Okee-Tantie Campground
and Marina on Saturday and Sun-
day. The Christian Team Trail will
host their monthly tournament on
Saturday. They will leave the
Okee-Tantie Marina at safe light
and return for weigh-in at 1 p.m.
The Okeechobee Contractors
Association bass tournament will
take to the water shortly after the
Christian Team Trail and will
return at 3 p.m. for weigh-in at

If you plan on fishing Saturday
morning, keep this in mind. It will
be extremely busy at the Okee-
Tantie ramps before dawn and
from 1 until about 4 p.m.
Fishing is great right now.
Specks are being caught in the
Kissimmee River, along the banks
and at Harney Pond. Bluegills and
shellcrackers are also being
pulled in along the river bank
using worms and crickets.
Anglers are catching 8- and 9-
pound bass on wild shiners at
Harney Pond, Tin House, Cody's
Cove and King's Bar. Spinner-
baits, Horny Toads and topwater
lures are also catching fish in
these areas.
The Jargemouths are also
being hooked in the Rim Canal
flippin' 3-inch shadow/blue glitter
Crickets into green cattails. They
are also being caught along deep-
water drops on Carolina rigs
using 10-inch shadow/blue glitter
plastic worms.
Bass tournaments to look for
in April are the Headturners3.com
on April 9 and 10, and the Wal-
Mart BFL tournament on April 16.
Have a good weekend and
keep fishing.

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Sports Briefs

OCA plans
bass tourney
The Okeechobee Contractors
Association will host a bass tour-
ney on Saturday, April 2, at the
Okee-Tantie Campground and
Tournament hours are from
safe daylight until 3 p.m.
First place is guaranteed
$1,500. There will be six places
paid and also a big fish award.
Registration is $120 per boat
(teams of 2) and is non-refund-
able. This fee includes entrv into
the big fish pot.
Proceeds will go toward
youth-oriented projects.
For information, call Ron
Schmidt at (863) 634-7361 or
Tony Stark at (863) 634-7895.
FFA alumni
hosts fun shoot
The Okeechobee FFA alumni
will hold its second annual sport-
ing clay fun shoot at Quail Creek
Plantation Saturday, April 2, to
benefit Okeechobee middle and
high school FFA chapters.
Registration begins at 8 a.m.
The day includes 100 sporting
clay targets, 14 shooting stations,
steak lunch, awards and. prize
The cost for a single shooter is
$60; station sponsorships are
available for $100; a four-person
team with stationsponsor is $325;
lunch only is available for non-
shooters for $10.
For information, contact Daryl
Boney at (863) 634-0642 or Jeff
Sumner at (863) 763-8999.
Booster club
plans meeting
The Okeechobee High School

Parent Booster Club will meet
Monday, April 4, at 7 p.m. at the
O.H.S..student services confer-
ence room.
This group is sponsored by the
Brahman Athletic Association.
All interested citizens are invit-
ed to attend.
For information contact OHS
Athletic Director Mike Radebaugh
at (863) 462-5025, or club presi-
dent Jeff Robinson at (863)' 763-
YMS girls host
golf tournament
The Lady Yearlings' volleyball
team will host a golf tournament
on Saturday, April 9, at the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club,
with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
The fee is $50 per person
($200 team of four), which
includes a rib dinner after play is
completed. Buddy Mills and the
FFA will be grilling the food.
There will be plenty of prizes,
including prizes for the best score,
longest drive, closest to the pin
and the worst score.
Contact Bruce Conrad to make
reservations for your foursome at
(863) 697-0952 or (863) 467-0130;
or call Yearling Middle School
(YMS) at (863) 462-5056 for infor-
Links tourney
benefits EYDC
The Okeechobee Golf and
Country Club will host a golf
scramble to benefit the Eckerd
Youth Development Center
(EYDC) youth on April 16.
The 18-hole scramble tourna-
ment will begin at 8:30 a.m. with
a shotgun start.
The cost is $45 per player or
$180 per team. This includes the

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round of golf, a cart, lunch and
There will be team gift certifi-
cate prizes for merchandise at the
pro shop. Cash awards include:
$500 for first; $300 for second;
$200 for fifth; $100 for ninth; and,
$100 for the next-to-last place

Links tourney aids
Wildlife Center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center will host its annual
.golf tournament at the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club
on April 23.
The scramble will begin at 8
a.m. and will be followed by a
luncheon and the presentation
of trophies and prizes.
The cost is only $45 per golfer
and includes the round of golf,
cart; lunch and prizes.
For information, contact Bon-
nie Matteo at 634-6805.

plans new bass trail
Headturners3.com has'
announced its new one-man,
one-boat, one-day bass tourna-
ment trail beginning on April 24.
The kick off event for this new
trail will take place on Sunday,
April 24, at Roland and Mary Ann
Martin's Marina and Resort in
Information is available on
their website at www.headturn-

Kiwanis Club hosts
annual golf tourney
The Kiwanis Club will host its
10th annual golf scramble on
Saturday, April 30, at the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club,
beginning at 8 a.m. with a shot-
gun start.
The $50 entry fee includes a
continental breakfast, cart, prizes
and lunch.
Team prizes are: first place -
$100 gift certificate each player;
second place -$75 gift certificate
each player; eighth place $50
gift certificate each player; next-
to-last place $25 gift certificate
each player. The first hole-in-one
wins a $25,000 Dodge Ram Quad
Cab Truck donated by Eddie
Accardi Dodge. Hole sponsor-
ships are $150 for a tee or Green.
Corporate sponsorships are $300
for a foursome and one tee spon-
All proceeds will benefit the
youth of Okeechobee County.
For information, contact Ben
Sims at (863) 467-8118.
Junior tennis
tourney slated
The second annual Okee-
chobee Junior Tennis Tourna-
ment will be held Thursday, May
19, at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex tennis courts.
Check in time is 8:45 a.m.
Tournament play will start at 9
There will be separate boys
and girls divisions. The divisions

will be broken down into age
groups. They are: boys-10; boys-
12; boys-14; boys-16; and, boys-
18. The girls' division will have
the same age groups as the boys.
The cost will be $10 per play-
er which includes a T-shirt,
lunch, balls and awards.
For information, contact Dave
Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or 532-
Team Trail
slate announced
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail
has announced its 2005 tourna-
ment schedule.
The trail will kick off with the

Russ Bringger Memorial Toburna-
ment on May 28. The official trail
will begin on May 29. The dates
for the rest of the trail are June
26, July 10, Aug.7, Sept. 11 and
Oct. 9.
The trail's classic will take
place on Nov. 19 and 20.
The tournaments will all be
held at Okee-Tantie Marina and
Campground. Registrations for
the memorial tourney and the
trail can be made at the Wanta-
Linga Motel or at the dock on the
day of the tournament.
For information, contact
Larry Crossman at (863) 763-
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Easter message
This Easter message was seen in front of the Okeechobee
Church of the Nazarene.

Reflections from the Pulpit

By Rev. Gene Rodenberry,
Chaplain at Okeechobee Health
Care and Rehabilitation Center

Revelation 3:7-13
Two of the seven churches in
the Book of Revelation, Smyrna
and Philadelphia, do not need to
be told to repent. To the other
five it is necessary for the Lord to
say, "Repent or else!" The
Philadelphia church is the one
that knows the favor of the Lord,
the one the Lord is uniquely
blessing. The church that is like
it today is the same.
As in all the letters, the church
is challenged to turn their eyes
upon Jesus. This letter points out
three things about Jesus.
Verse 7 describes Jesus as
"He that is holy, he that is true."
These are divine qualities that
describe his character. Thus, we

Religion Brief

Leader raises
political issues
The leader of Roman Catholics
in England and Wales rejected
what he called the "specter" of an
American-style mixing of religion
and politics on an Easter Sunday
TV program.
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-
O'Connor said in an interview
with GMTV that it's "perfectly
legitimate" for church leaders to
raise political issues, but he
wouldn't tell Catholics which
party to support.
With a national election
approaching, probably in May,
Murphy-O'Connor was accused
of interfering in politics when he
praised opposition Conservative
Party leader Michael Howard for
saying he favored reducing the
legal limit on abortions from 24
weeks to 20.
The cardinal said it's "perfectly
legitimate" for religious leaders to
raise issues like abortion. But "I
certainly was not saying that
Catholics should vote for any one
particular party," he said.
"Now the specter has been
raised that we're going to have an
American style. No, I want a
British style. We do things differ-
ently here."
Prime Minister Tony Blair
made a similar statement last
month. "I do not want to end up
with an American style of politics,
with us all going out there beating
our chest about our faith," he
said. Blair said it's "a bit
unhealthy" to use religion in. the
political process.


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are not to think of Jesus irrever-
ently but as holy and true, the liv-
ing Christ!
Jesus' position is expressed in
the sentence, "He that hath the
key of David." This expression
refers to the covenant that God
gave through David ahd fulfilled
in Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is the King of
Kings, and he has absolute
authority. He holds the keys to all
of the doors in heaven and earth
(see Matt. 28:18-19, Eph. 1:19).
He gives us the keys of the king-
dom (Matt. 16:19) His authority
is sovereign, final, and absolute!
Let us never forget to whom we
belong and whom we serve.
The words "he that openeth
and no man shutteth, and shut-
teth and no man openeth,"
describe Jesus' administrative
activity. He opens and closes
doors. In the light of Jesus'

administration, there is faith,
hope, victory, and praise.
The church that Jesus blesses
is the church that is not depend-
ent on size. The church at
Philadelphia had a "little
strength" (v. 8).
The church that Jesus blesses
is a church that is already mov-
ing. "I know thy works."
The church that Jesus blesses
is a church that is obedient. The
commands of the church are
vitally important to His church
(Matt. 28:18-20, John 13:35,
John 14:21, 1 John 3:23).
The church that Jesus blesses
is a church that stands true to
Christ. The name of Jesus Christ
was not denied (v. 8).
The church that Jesus blesses
is a church that is faithful to what
it has. Verse 11 says, "Hold that
fast which thou hast." The Lord
blesses the church that is faithful

to its opportunities.
The blessing that Jesus
bestows...an open door. Thus,
the door is an open door of evan-
gelism, victory, and spiritual con-
quest. Moreover, this is the door
we are to enter today as Christ's
church. We are to occupy for
Christ every territory of the
opposition. We are to appropri-
ate his victory and live Christ-
enthroned lives.
The blessing that Jesus
bestows...future deliverance (v.
10). "I will keep thee from the
hour of temptation."
The blessing that Jesus
bestows...eternal rewards (v.
12). Jesus promises eternal posi-
tion, identification, citizenship in
God's city and exaltation with
The Lord still gives conquest
to his church today in opening
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ORLANDO Federal and
state disaster assistance agencies
are gaining ground with recovery
efforts in the Sunshine State six
months after Hurricane Jeanne -
the last of the 2004 hurricanes -
made landfall Sept. 25,2004.
The unprecedented four hurri-
canes striking Florida within one
hurricane season resulted in all 67
Florida counties being declared
disaster areas by President Bush'.
The overall impact was wide-
spread and costly; all four hurri-
canes Charley, Frances, Ivan and
Jeanne have been added to the
U.S. Department of Homeland
Security Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency's (FEMA) Top 10
Natural Disasters list. Nationwide,
17 states and territories were
affected by one or more of the

aid tops
To date, federal aid to Florida
as a result of the four 2004 hurri-
canes has surpassed $4.7 billion,
with more than 1.24 million vic-
tims applying for federal and state
assistance. So far, Floridians have
received $1.163 billion in individ-
ual disaster aid including housing,
personal property and other
expenses, crisis counseling and
legal services.
Coming to the immediate aid
of hurricane victims, FEMA pro-
vided nearly $1.17 billion for
emergency response such. as dis-
persing ice, Water, ready-to-eat
meals and disaster medical assis-
The U.S. Small Business
Administration (SBA) has
approved $1.563 billion for
almost 50,500 applicants to repair
their damaged homes and busi-

$4.7 billion 6 months after Jeanne

nesses with low-interest loans.
FEMA has obligated $818 mil-
lion in public assistance funds to
help local governments and cer-
tain private, nonprofit entities
repair and rebuild infrastructure
and buildings, and clear more
than 53 million cubic yards of
FEMA contract inspectors
examined and completed nearly
881,000 housing inspections. Rec-
ognizing a shortage of safe, avail-
able housing, FEMA, in conjunc-
tion with the State Emergency
Response Team (SERT), also
brought in more than 15,750
manufactured units to house dis-
placed residents.
Applicants with questions
about disaster programs or their
own claims can call FEMA at (1)
(800) 621- FEMA (3362). The

hearing- or speech-impaired
should call TIY (1) (800)462-7585.
Both numbers operate Monday
through Saturday from 8 a.m.
until 6 p.m., EST.
Six months after Hurricane
According to insurance
experts, Hurricane Jeanne is the
sixth costliest hurricane in U.S.
history. Making landfall directly
where Hurricane Frances did, the
Category 3 storm impacted the
state with hurricane and tropical
force winds that covered much of
the Florida peninsula.
A breakdown of the amounts
and types of disaster assistance
provided to Floridians because of
Hurricane Jeanne is as fol-
More than 363,300 individu-
als registered for state and federal

Nearly $391.8 million
approved in federal and state dis-
aster assistance grants. Of that
amount, $195.9 million paid for
lodging expenses, rental assis-
tance and minimal home .repairs.
Another $195.9 million covered
other needs,.including such items
as repair or replacement of per-
sonal property, funeral expenses,
and medical and dental costs
related to the storm;
e The SBA has approved more
than $257.5 million in low-interest
loans for 11,000 applicants;
More than $1.3 million dis-
bursed in Disaster Unemploy-
ment Assistance;
To date, $104.7 million in-
public assistance funds has been
obligated for 792 requests for aid
from local governments and pri-

vate, nonprofit entities;
More than 264,000 housing
inspections have been completed
for this disaster;
More than 225,800 tarps
were distributed to individuals,
and volunteers and the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers covered near-
ly 53,600 roofs with plastic sheet-
ing (figures combine Frances and
Jeanne stats);
To date, 6,096 National
Flood Insurance Program claims
have been received; '
More than $301 million paid
for emergency response and pro-
tective measures;
162 shelters were set up to
accommodate 46,252 individuals;
Volunteers distributed more
than 2.69 million meals;
Disaster Medical Assistance
Teams treated 961 patients.

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Email: realestate@tucker-group.com Website: www.tucker-group.com

CBS, Open concept, SS appliances, claw foot REALLY NICE CBS 3/1 on 145x150.lot,
slipper tub, 5 beautiful, quiet acres, fish in'your oaks, chainlink fence, 12x16 workshop
own stocked pond, fenced. This one's a beau- with A/C and triple carport. $152,500
ty! $.349,000 #223 Call Lori 634-1457 #209B Call Jeri 634-6056

SWEET AND TIDY! 1984 DWMH complete y renovated, new carpet, water system, 3 yr
old roof. Ready to move ini $89,900 #203A Call Bill 634-6797
RANCHETTE & HOMES: 20 Acre Oak paradise. 5bd home, 3 mobile homes, 2 barns, light-
ed arena, bunk house, bath house, pavilion, arena, equipment shop. Great property for a
retreat. Reduced/Motivatedl $749,000 #204 call Lori 634-1457
COTTAGES BY THE LAKE waterfront living, gated community on .Rim Canal. 24 charming
old Florida/Key West style cottages with lofts. TLA 1223-1800SF. Covered parking,
Clubhouse. $193,750-$294,500. #203A call John
GREAT SITE for commercial/industrial business. 100X150 lot. 1700 SF CBS structure.
$139,900 #204A Call Bill 643-6797
PINE RIDGE PARK AREA 1990 DWMH with foll length florida room and deck. Chain link
fence, circle driveway. A great Fixer-upperl $59,000 #217 Call Lori 634-1457
3.75 ACRES FENCED IN VIKING excellent location for those who enjoy birding in a State
Park. On Canal w/stocked pond. Super nice 3/2 Palm Harbor w/vaulted ceilings, garden tub
& separate shower in master. $149,900 #207/88151 Call Jeri
ABSOLUTELY EXQUSITEI Gorgeous 3/2 River Oak Acres Home. 'In-ground pool, 3-bay
garage, large enclosed porch and much more. Call Bill 697-6797 $699,000 #221A
PLATTS BLUFF 4.23 acres. Fenced, well, septic, beautiful oak, maple, fruit trees. Older
SWMH. $125,000. #210 Seller MOTIVATED. Call Lori 634-1457

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PIP M We Don Renfranz, Inc.'s
^ l '~ I S .i i. 4Taylor Creek Real Estate
7. i Dic o 57 2 1881 U.S.Highway 441 S.E. Okeechobee, FL 34974

bled '; Covr Phoii e: (863)763-7312, Fax ',, ,-, 731

WON'T BE BACK LONG! Bu rs misfortune is ONE PACKNAGE. It 'a is prier 2tat0ca

'' ly S enough for pontoon! "Isles" Lake-access feature-loaded! Completely furnished, addi-
S3 f model w^itlh carport on your deeded lotines! Big screened tillon, big carpora! If this home were a personal

'. W Ancient Oaks! PRICED LIKE A SPRINTER! IT with Florida iooi addition toa]4 I' [ t0'0

Sblewide tooahs! CovHuge shed dockagew/windows, cov- # 7612:odelith total 2 bdrKNs 2 bath 1.is
K waterfront!Waler/sewer lines! Big screened i on, big carport! If this home wer person
iiI patio. workshed, full 2/2! $175,000 TODAY! she'd be Miss Ame$2,000!TOOAY
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A'WEEK.! Trailer with addition has total 4
."bdrms/. baths! Huge shed w/win "rows, coy- #87612: VIKINGS! 1.25
$150,000! ADJACENT LOT $86,000! $ 272nd St! $22,000!
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Advertise The Okeechobee News Real Estate
Pages Contact Kay Sheedy at 763-3134

Request....Don Renfranz
REALTOR Taylor Creek Real E;tate -
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10 ACRES CLOSE TO TOWN! All paved road access, zoned
AC for your pet horses and cows! Platted and approved no
"pre-selling" long waiting periods! Nice land, too! PRICED
JUST $220,000 TO $253,000 CASH! ASK FOR DON (863)
Call Don Renfranz / Realtor at (863) 634-4596
if you are seriously considering selling your
waterfront property! My low fees and knowl-
edge of the waterfront market attracts buyers -
and saves everyone time and money!
PhoneDon Renfranz today! Don't delay!!

We have many 20 acre lots! Contracted & For
Sale By Owner / Realtor!
With or without homes, barns, fencing, cross-fencing, water
wells, water systems, improved pasture, trees, hammocks.
Priced @ $310,000, $339,000, $359,000, $379,000,
$400,000, $699,000
Beautiful, improved pastures. Fenced & cross fenced
Call for further information (561) 799-4015
W. Okeechobee (S of SR70)
Fenced & cross fenced, 3 wells and working windmill, 80ft. barn,
tack room, bathroom, feed room, central air, 1700 sq. ft. new home
ready for you to pick your colors & decorating touches. Many
extras & tile throughout. Ready for horses. $799,900 Call Kathy
for more info. (561) 799-4015 North of town (near SR98)

8409 N. Military Trail, Suite 115
Palm Beach Gardens, EL 33410
(561) 799-4015

Even before starting to look at houses, find out what price house you can afford,
says syndicated columnist Dian Hymer.
Roughly speaking, Hymer says you can afford to buy a home equal in price to
three times your gross annual income.
More precisely, the price you can afford to pay for a home will depend,on six

Lenders also analyze your income in relation to your projected cost of home
ownership and outstanding debts to determine the size loan you can have.
S Hymer says your housing'expense-to-income ratio is determined by calculating
your projected monthly housing expense, which consists of the principal and
interest payment on your new home loan, property taxes and hazard insurance.
The sum of these costs is referred to as "PIT." Monthly homeowners'association
dues, if you're purchasing a condominium or townhouse, and private mortgage
insurance are added to the PITI.
e Your housing expense-to-income ratio should fall in the 28 to 33 percent range,
although some lenders will go higher under certain circumstances.
< Your total debt-to-income ratio should be in the 34 to 38 percent range. ,

Srre rpeOf Okeechobee Realty, Inc.

"YOUR RESIDENTIAL EXPERT" 2010 N.W. 6th St. 863-763-8222 OPEN SATURDAY9A.M.-4 PM.
NOWV SERIING OKEECHOBEE HIGHLANDS' COUNTY prIeLfproipokeecliobce.comi www.preferredpropertiesofokeechobee.com ~is

Kathy Godwin
Lic. R.E. Broker 655-2122

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frame home also comes with a 2 car garage, 2 wells This well kept DWMH would make a great winter in R-Bar. Nice fireplace, screened porch with a country This 1999 DWMH has 3 bedroom, 2 bath, large mas- Creek, on canal. Wood deck over canal with con-
and water softener on 2.5 acres. It has new carpet and home! Located in Pine Ridge Park, east of twon, and kitchen that has water and wood burning stove. New fenc- ter suite with garden tub and shower. Needs some create seawall, huge screenroom, utility shed and
a new fresh coat of paiht! Must see, call Billy Hill. has large shed, and detached carport. Come see! ing around pool and new roof and A/C. Call Stephanie TLC but has lots of potential, lot size 100x218. Call much more. Call Dale Ann for more information.
$180,000. (#88885) $95,000. (#88561) Godwin Rowley for more details. $375,000. (#88945) Barbara McClellan to see. $90,000. (#88549) $190,000. (#88696)

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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres

Movie times for Friday, April 1,
through Thursday, April 7, are as
Theatre I "Million Dollar
Baby" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre II "Miss Congeniality .-
2" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 r- -
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
Theatre III- "Guess Who" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior L
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
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Head Start Project
accepting applications
Okeechobee I Center located at
726 N.E. 16th Ave. is currently
accepting applications for migrant
children and children with disabili-
ties in our Head Start Program. Our
belief is that all children can bene-
fit from receiving educational,
Health -and Social Services which
our program offers. We serve chil-
dren 6 weeks to 5 years. To qualify
the family must have migrated in
the past 24 months worked in agri-
culture and primary income must
come from agriculture. We
encourage families of children
with disabilities to apply. For more
information call (863) 467-0702
and ask for Sylvia, Ella, or Page.
El Centro de Okeechobee I
locaizado en 726 NE 16th Ave. esta
aceptando aplicacions para ninos
de families migrants y ninos inca-
pacidados. En nustro program
nostros creemos que los ninos se
benefician en cuando reciven serv-
ices de education, salud y services
socials que nustro program
ofrece. Servimos ninos de 6
semans a 5 anos. Para cualificar la
familiar deve de ver salido del con-
dado 0 estado en los ulitimo 24
mess y trabajado en agriculture.
'Con el ingreso de la familiar de tra-
bajo de agriculture. Animamos
que las families con ninos inca-
pacidados aplican. Para mas infor-
macion por favor. de Ilamar al
(863)467-0702 Y ablar con Sylvia 0
Redirection Center
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would
like to teach others? .Do you
belong to a civic organization or
religious organization and would
like to spread the word? If you
answered yes to any of these
questions .please contact Tom
Jones or Karin Aldridge at Okee-
chobee Redirection Center,, (863)
357-5905. We are looking for vol-
unteers to work a few hours a
month with committed youth.
Need help paying for quality
child care?
Volunteers sought.
for mediation program
If you have time on'your hands
and want to work within the court
system try the mediation program.
The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
mediation program is looking for
volunteers that would like to
become a mediator for the courts.
All mediators are court appointed,
trained and certified by the
Supreme Court of Florida. If you
would be interested in volunteer-
ing and want more information on
the program please call Andrea
Bemenderfer at (561) 871-5305.
Children's ranch
plans yard sales
Every Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday and some Saturdays'
yard sales will he held at the Real
Life Children's Ranch, 7777 U.S.
441 S.E., from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Items for sale include clothing, fur-
niture and baby stuff. For informa-
tion, call Rosie at (863) 763-4242.
Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items, and is cur-
rently seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice
at (863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.

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FOUND: American Bull-
dog/Curr. Call to de-
scribe. (863)357-
LAB MIX- found in Platts
Bluff, Sunday 3/13, male,
approx 10 mos old, white -

brown face, small. Lost
near the hospital. 863-

Lost: American Bull Dog/
Cur, vic. of 441 & Dark
Hammock Rd., 7 yrs.-old,
male, 863-357-2070.
LOST WALLET Outside of
the Dollar General store
441. Brownish red. Please
call 863-697-6129.
white, has limp, last seen
Hwy 98 by St Lucie Bat-
tery & Tire. (863)634-
3689 or 763-5151 or 467-

9wks, 2-(M), 1-(F). Free
To Good Home!
CHURCH PEWS- 4, very
nice, with mistle rack and
kneelers, 15ft long, Must
haul. (863)763-7613.
puppies (863)467-2762

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Only! 8a- ? Lazy 7 Estates
86th Ave Wide Variety of

Sat., April 2nd. 8a-12p,;
6489 Hwy. 441 SE,
Awesome Self Storage
Unit # 405.
Baby/Children's Furniture;
Baby Items (Infant ?)..

Tall Guy secure,.60, to meet
attractive gal or friends for
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etc. Call 863-946-3123


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Assistant Teacher/Bus Monitor
ECMHSP is now accepting applications for an Assistant Teacher to
work with children ages 6 wks to 5 years in a Migrant head Start Pro-
gram. Responsible for assisting in the provision of developmentally
appropriate activities and care for Head Start children under the guid-
ance and direction of the Teacher. Position supported by the Early
Childhood Education Specialist. Preferred: High School Diploma/GED
and CDA credential for working with appropriate age group (Infant/
Toddler or Pre-school), and one year of experience. Bilingual (Spa/Eng
or Creole/Eng.) Accepted: High School Diploma/GED and active en-
rollment in CDA credential for working with appropriate age group
(Infant/Toddler or Pre-school). Must receive the CDA credential no lat-
er than 180 days after beginning employment in a preschool class-
room and one year after beginning employment in an infant/toddler
Starting salary $7.81 per hour. Annual leave and sick leave and em-
ployer-matched retirement plan.
Closing date: 4/08/05.
Send resume/letter of interest of apply at: Okee 2,
Tel. 863-467-6930, EDE, ADA, License # C150K0014.

Servers, Cooks & Buffet
1111 SParrottAve.
The Clock Restaurant

A/C COMPANY looking for
Service Tech./Installer
w/min. 5 yrs. exp. Good
pay, company truck,
benefits, 401k. DFW.

Must have Class A or B
license. Experience in oper-
ating equipment a plus.
' Self motivated. Pay based
on exp. 863-634-0848

Employment I

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

CALL (863)467-2982

Town Star Food Stores
FT/PT hours available
Please apply in person
Posey Corner
12800 Hwy 70E
or call (863)467-6041
Needed for growing title
company. Fax resume to:

Counter Sales, Mobile
Home Depot,. paperwork,
No Eve/Sun, benefits, Ap-
ply at 1153 Hwy 441 SE.

Daily Work/Daily Pay.
Report 6am @ 105 SW 3rd
Ave-@ Labor Finders.
Competitive pay, benefits
and mileage reimburse-
ment. Will train responsi-
ble person. Apply at Ft.
Drum Citgo, mm 184, Fl.,
Turnpike (863)763-9383
CDL Licensed A or B.
Experienced. Mon.-Fri.
9am-5pm (772)464-2582.

Assistant Teacher
ECMHSP is now accepting applications for Assistant Teacher to work
with children ages 6 wks to 5 years in a Migrant Head Start Program.
Responsible for Head Start children under the guidance and direction
of the Teacher. Position supported by the Early Childhood Education
Specialist. Preferred: CDA for working with appropriate age group
(Infant/Toddler or Pre-school), 2 years experience, and active enroll-
ment in Associates degree program. Bilingual (Spa/Eng or Creole/
Eng). Accepted: High School Diploma/GED and CDA Credential for
working with appropriate age group (Infant/Toddler or Pre-school)
and two years experience working with young children.
Starting salary $8.58 per hour. Annual leave and sick leave and em-
ployer-matched retirement plan.
Closing date: 4/08/05.
Send resume/letter of interest of apply at: Okee 2, Tel. 863-467-
6930, EOE, ADA, License # C150K0014.

Drivers & Helpers
(Must be, 21)
Must have CDL Exc.
benefits! Apply at:
Waste Management,
Inc. 10800 NE 128
Ave. Okeechobee, FL
34972 No phone
calls please!!

Experienced help
needed at Flower Shop.
Apply in person,
202 NE 2nd St.,'Suite 5

Experience In:
*Weed eating
*Edging "
Long Term Contract.
Fax: 561-622-9077
or Call:
ext. 203.

Service Electrician &
Petroleum Technician
Clean driving record,
DFWP, 401k, paid
Wilson Petroleum

LPN position working in LaBelle & Clewiston
Ryan White Title III program; assisting in
clinics; must be willing to learn & use tele-
medicine software & technology. Bilingual
Spanish/English a plus; must have valid
Florida driver's license; background screen-
ing & fingerprinting required. EEO/AA .
Call Renee @ 863-674-4041 x 148 for
more details.

Established business seeking Experienced
office help. Must be responsible & dependa-
ble. Computer skills necessary.
Interview in person.
Fri., 4/8/05, 8am-5pm.
or Sat., 4/9/05, 8am-1pm.
6600 Hwy 70 East
Fax 863-467-8301

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

your ad in several papers in
our newspaper network.
Our newspaper network

$26,000.00/YR. TO START


Assistant Managqrs to train at the Okeechobee
location. We have 16 locations in Florida and we
are seeking motivated and ambitious individuals
looking for a career in restaurant management.
Management experience preferred, but not
always needed. Will train the right person.
Must have High School Diploma or equivalent.

By starting in this position, you could be making
$36,000 $40,000 within one year after only
your first promotion! The opportunity starts here.

FAX RESUME TO 467-2402

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

Need experienced roofers
Hourly crews plus
sub crews. Need own
772-201-5235 or

Lawn Service now hiring.
Must have min. 1 yr exp w/
commercial lawn service,
valid dr. lic., over 18, will-
ing to work long hours.
Call. 467-8001, 9-5


Seeking mature,
person to work full
time in laundry.
Must be Bilingual.
Apply In Person At:
406 N.W. 4th St.

Full Times


Lykes Citrus Management Division has op
full time mechanic at its Basinger Grove S
include diagnosing, repairing, and mainta
pany vehicles, tractors, and equipment.
experience in diesel & gasoline engines,
air conditioning and automotive electric
and fabrication experience is a plus but n


Lykes Citrus Management has openings foi
borer at it BasingerGrove. Theses position
repair to drip irrigation systems and perform
and vine removal; hand tasks as nei

Lykes Citrus Management has openings for
Operator at its Basinger Grove. These positi
operating and servicing grove equipment;
hand labor tasks as needed.
Lykes Citrus Management has an opening fi
Operator in is herbicide operations. Duties
rating double boom herbicide tractors in cit
Equipment operator experience required. H
perience desired but not required.
Lykes offers competitive wages, benefit p
paid holidays.
Interested applicants should apply in per
Lykes Basinger Grove office, 490 Buckho
miles East of Lorida on Highway 98).
j Action Employer
Drug Free Workplace
Equal Employment
Opportunity Employer

License & credit check
Flowers Baking Co. I
Call (561)252-5968
For Appointment

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Certified Dietary Ma

Okeechobee Health Care
Full Time w/Benefil
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th S

Professional Floor Maint
Okeechobee Health Care
Full Time w/Benefil
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th S

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hop. Duties
dining com-
Need some
al. Welding
not required

r Grove La-
is involve
fing weed

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ions involve

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or Herbicide
include op-
trus groves, Air Conditioners 505'
erbicide ex- Antiques 5i0
Appliances 515
ackage and Appliance Parts 520
package and Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
'son at the Books .& Magazines 3?5
)rn Road (8 Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs F50
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc.560
Clothing 565
Coins 'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer -Video 50
Crafts Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
SALES Firewood 605
ALE Furniture 610
SFurs 615
Health & Reducing
LLC Equipment 620
Heating Equipment-'
Supplies 625
Household Items 6-f0
DFWP Jewelry 635
DFWP LampsLights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
UL Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
inager Office Supplies.'
na e Equipment 665
Facility Pets-Supplies
Services 670
tS Photography 675
Street Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 615
tenance Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods '05
Facility Stereo Equipment 710
Television.,Radio 715
tS Tickets 520
Street Tools 725
Toys & Games I30
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy ~140

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

Pharmacy Consultant
Pharmaceutical Services
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call (863) 357-2442 for more information

Part-Time Pharmacist
Pharmaceutical Services
Located at
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
(863) 357-2442
for more information

Experience Operating &
Long. Term Contract.
Fax: 561-622-9077,
or Call:
ext. 203

For Saturdays & Sundays
only. Mature & responsible
person needed to clean the
parking lot & common
areas of the Winn Dixie
shopping center in
Okeechobee. $325. per
month. (561)261-1021.

FT/ Experience a MUST.
Call Chris @
Place your help wanted ad
online at
classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com

SALON needs Motivated,
Stylist, Full or Part Time,
Call (863)467-3030

Title Insurance
Closer Needed
Must have experience
and be energetic &
friendly. Fax resume to:

Place your help wanted ad
online at
classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com -

home for 8 mo. old child.
Mon. & Wed. 5:30p-8:30p
Call 863-801-3364

Needed for Okeechobee
Area Call Mike @
1-800-932-2489 ext. 3583
Leave Message

Place your help wanted ad
online at
classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com

For Weekends/12 hr. shifts.
To care for profoundly
handicapped woman, in
Okeechobee. Smoke free
environment. References,
Background check & drug
testing req. 863-634-5765

Place your help wanted ad
online at
classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com

Like to make a differ-
ence in a child's life?
Make $60-80K com-
missions helping en-
uretics? All the ap-
pointments you can
handle. Travel and
,skills- required. 1-
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( ao wonder newspaper
readers are more popular!

Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed.-$-1450. i
AIR CONDS- (1)- 3 ton, (1)-
5 ton, used 6 months,
$750 for both will sell sep-
arate. (239)243-6083.
Trane, brand new, in box,
4 ton. $1000 or best offer.

DISHWASHER- new, used
once, $150. (863)357-

DRYER, Gas, Like new.
$100. (863)635-3439

more, good shape, $75.

side by side w/ice & water
in door, $100 or best offer.
Side By Side w/3rd door.
Works really good. $125
neg. (863)675-2440
Refrigerator, Commercial,
8x79x32, 3 dr, see thru,
$500 neg. You Haul. 863-
Whirlpool, 19 cu. ft. $300
or best offer. (863)635-
STOVE, GE, Electric, All
works well. $100 or best
offer. (863)675-2440

STOVE, Hotpoint, electric,
excellent condition, $100.

ft, freezers very good,
body in good condition,
$75. (863)983-4694.

BICYCLE, BMX type, boys,
16 inch, all chrome, like
new condition, $25.

shopping bags full, $20 for
all will separate.

vinyl, 1-30x80, 1-36x80,
$20 will sep. good cond.
125 amp, with breakers,
$65. (863)467-8160.

RIDGE CAP- new, brown,
steel, 60 feet, 26 gauge,
$120. (863)357-5754.

I Spedal Notic

sep. 863-946-3123
GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc,
clubs, incld sets, $6.00
each, 2 bags $7 each.
with bag, like new, $350.
(561)601-7085 Okeecho-

RIFLE- 300 magnum
Weatherby, German made,
w/scope, $1400 neg.
863)675-6214 aft 6.

professional power mas-
sager, $250 or will separ-
ate. (863)357-2233.

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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435

Shell Rock &
Bob Cat work

PET-Sears, new, 8.5x12,
teal blue, UV protected,
$50. (863)674-1695.

Car Seat w/base, Exer-sau-
cer, baby bath & much
more. $125 for all, will
sep. 863-357-7136
to Day bed & then to a
double bed. $125. Or best
offer. (863)357-3575.

SHOES, Dress, Sz. 9, Name
brand, never worn. Pd
$65, Now $20. Taylor
Creek. 863-763-0867

Souvenir & record collect-
ing $1500 (863)824-

complete, loads of soft-
ware/programs, all for
$100. (863)612-0900.

5pcs. Antique white stain
w/pink floral design $400
BED SKIRTS, (2) Twin, light
green, $6. (863)467-

CHEST, Dark wood. Great
for blankets. Good condi-
tion. $45. 863-763-0634

CHAIR, $50 for both, will
sep. (863)763-1059
Coffee Table, 2 end tables
& sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $300/
all. (863)674-0467.
set, Floral design. $150 for
both. (863)467-0924

DINETTE TABLE w/6 chairs
$175 (863)763-5792 Iv.

Dining Room Set, oak table,
2 leafs, 6 chairs, matching
hutch, solid wood, $500.
DINING TABLE with 4 chairs
good condition $100

Antique, 4 chairs,'excellent
condition, $300. 863-634-
solid wood, 1940's, good
cond, $200 neg.
END TABLE, Early American
Style w/built in storage.
$25 (863)763-6843

fits 27" TV, Med. Wood
glass door, good shape
50 (863)447-0965
black, fits 27" TV, good
condition, $50. (561)252-
1371 (cell)
needs cushions, $10.

HEADBOARD Wood full size
$25 (863)763-8085

w/6 chairs. Good condition.
$100 (863)467-6088

set. Sofa, Recliner& Love-
seat. Tan. $300. 863-612-
RECLINER, LANE, w/rocker
& swivel, cream with light
green stripes, $250.
ROUND TABLE 4 chairs top
wood &. white $50

SLEEPER SOFA- blue, good
condition, $50 or best of-
fer. (863)357-9946.

30"Wx18"D holds 19"
Wood $75 (863)763-
queen size have photo for
email on request $200

GOLF CLUBS, Wilson &
Spalding, 2 Sets w/metal
woods. $190 for both, will

The Okeechobee News, Saturday, April 2, 2005

WEIGHT SET, Welder Pros-
tack. $300 863-673-2671

Griddle, Farberware Rotis-'
sorie. All electric. $45 all,
will sep. (863)763-9647
Place your ad online at
classfl.html or mailto:

whIs. Will hold person up
to 300 Ibs. & Bath tub.
stool. $75 863)763-1059

LOW (2)- beautiful pattern,
$200 neg. (863)763-7584
after 5.
Place your ad online at
classfi.html or mailto:

ORGAN, Lowery, Big Holi-
day 1st, Must Seel. $300.
9 863)610-0521 ask for

RIERS- ABA Reg, all.col-
ors, 8 wks old, (863)697-,
old, some training, $600
or best offer. (863)763-
Baby Bunnies for Easter,
different colors to choose
from, $5. (863)357-1035

Tri-Color, 3 Female, 3
Male. Parents on premis-
es. Vet checked, 1st
shots, Ready 3/30 $250
ents hold Jr Test Title
Ready to go 4/1/05 $600
(10), $100. Will
separate. 863-673-1364
or 863-673-0476.
4 Males & 1- (F) Adult.
CKC reg. Colors vary $425
Neg. 863-357-2250
pepper, 3 V2 yrs old, good
w/older kids & adults,
$300, (863)357-0147.
PEACH DOVES, (2), old
enough to eat on their,
own, $20 each. (863)675-
6214.aft,6.pm ...., I

Ready to go, $100.

CKC reg 8wks all shots
$400 (863)467-5574 or Iv
voice msg 863-697-0035

old, AKC reg., 1 female, 1
male, $695. Call (561)

76x76 & Water heater, GE,
40 gal. $125 for all, will
sep. 561-723-6753 Cell

SPA, VITA, 4 Person, Needs
new water pump. $500. &
Go cart for free. (863)447-

Sewing ^^^
Mahines 700

Old, 401

Slantimatic, Sews
$20. (863)675-

round, hold 6 rods, asking
$15. (863)763-1997.

w/Box and Alpine 700W
amp. $900. 863-697-2423

Magnavox, oak wood,
$200. (863)634-0907.

TABLE SAW (2) Beachtop
w/stands. $200 for both,
will sep. (863)697-9704

#XL2400, .$100.

MACHINE- that will run off
12 volt or 110. (863)357-
Time to clean out the attic,
basement and/or gar-
age? Advertise your yard
desale in the classified
and make your clean up a


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

Registered, Leo-3 Bars,
Rides, Barrels, Child safe.
$2500 (863)675-4981

widebody, 12.5 HP Briggs
& Stratton. $500. For more
info. (863)634-8608.
11hp Briggs & Stratton,
well maintained, $600.
16HP, Cub Cadet, Power
Plus, 42" cut, 37HRs,
$1950. (863)467-5933.
wide -body, 12.5HP BS,
42" cut, dual blades, $500
neg. (863)634-8608.
Craftsman, 18 hp, 44" Cut,
6 spd. $450 (863)674-
8 hp w/mulching deck.
$350. (863)467-9054

man, Like new, 15.5 hp,
42" cut. $450 (863)357-
42" cut w/yard cart. Excel-
lent condition. $450.-
11 hp, 36" cut. Runs good.
$200 863-357-3065

28" cut, 10 hp Briggs &
Stratton. Exc. cond., $600
best offer. 863-983-4397
ROTO TILLER, Craftsman,
6.0 hp, 17", Used approx.
8 times. Like new. Asking
$600. (863)763-2775
plicity, rotary, sickle bar,
Slow, 850. 863-674-
0790 -

Rentals |

Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent 920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space .
Rent 960

Lg. Apt., 2BR/1V2BA, Rim
Canal, no pets, $795 mo.
4+ 1st & last. (863)467-
4668 bet 2-6.
Okeechobee, 2BR/2BA on
water, $900 mo., 1st, last
& sec., ref's req'd.
OKEECHOBEE- 2/2, fully
furnished, $875, 1st, last
& Security. (863)634-

Space Avail. Immed. 1000
sq. ft. located 805 Hwy 27
Moore Haven next to Good
Will (863)946-1181

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Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property1080

2BR/2BA w/in house
pool located @ J & S
fish camp on lake
Okeechobee today re-
duced to $140,000
(772)597-6158 or
954-801-6158-. .

Historic Frame House
on 9 acres w/pond, paved
road & city water. Oaks &
Citrus Tree's on property.
$300,000. 863-946-0189

VILLE, NC Spectacular
wooded lots- great views!
Paved roads, clubhouse,
world-class trout fishing,
hiking trails & more! Bear
River Community.

14x52, zoned for workshop
in Glades Co. wired 220.
$2,000 neg 352-754-8514

Mobile Homes

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

GLOBE 1973, 33 Ft., Lg. FL.
Rm., 1/1, 4 Acres. Adult
Park, lot 60 by Taylor Crk.
$5000 neg. 772-569-5573
ble Wide, 2/2, New carpet/
title. Excellent condition.
.$30,000. (863)467-6079
OKEECHOBEE, 3/2, Central
Heat & Air, Porches, Wa-
terfront, Lake access.
Fenced yard. Hot Tub,
Many extra's. Must see!
Call Jay 863-634-3451
Park Trailer. 32' W/FI/rm,
C/A, Sm. Adult Park. Furn.
5940 HWY 441 SE lot 12
$12k 863-467-8830


Boats 3005
Campers.'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035

17FT- take $1200 or trade
for economy car.
Single Axle, Holds 14-16
ft. boat. $250: (863)763-
3822 ,

tri 140HP I/0 Exc. cond.
$1500 (863)467-6876

House Boat '01
2 story 2BR/1BA 40'x16'
Scr.Porch Furn. Moore
Haven RV Resort Marina
$85,000 call for photos &
into. (863)946-0484.
KAYAK-Aquaterra Prism, sit
on top, 14'1"x 26", to
many features to list,
OZARK '86 Fiberglass V-
bottom w/75 HP Mariner
PTT-trl. Very, Very, Low
Hrs. Must see good cond.
$3,500 neg (863)467-
Place your ad online at
classfl.html or mailto:
PROLINE 153- 15'3", runs
good, 70HP Johnson, trir,
lots of gear, $500 neg.
12'2" big board w/cntrbrd,
6.0 m sail & harness.
$300 (863)612-1044

FORD TIOGA '84, 24ft, 58k
mi. Awning Sleeps 5,
$8,750 neg., (863)610-
Nice shape. Must see!
$550 863-610-0064 Call
after 6 pm.
Prowler, Real nice. $4200.
Call (863)675-0377

BOAT LIFT: You move.
$500. (863)763-7022

cury 9.8, runs good, ask-
ing $400 or best of-
cury 125HP, 2002, Mere.
Warranty until 8/08,
$4000, (954)553-5140.
PELLER, for 40 50 hp.
Mercury'motor, 1014 x 12.
$125. (863)763-7609.

Harley Davidson Ultra
Classic Electraglide, '89,
with sidecar & tow behind
trailer, low miles,
$12,995. 863-467-5351
or 772-528-4501.
Harley Davidson Ultra
Classic Electraglide, '89,
with sidecar & tow behind
trailer, low miles,
$12,995. .863-467-5351
or 772-528-4501.

KAWASAKI '77 750 Black &
Wine, AM/Fm Cassette &
leather Saddle bag $1500
neg (863)452-6561
YAMAHA 125, '86, $175 or
best offer. (863)675-8155
or 863-675-3038

AWARD '94, 30', Like New.
$5,500. (863)946-1815
or (863)946-3333.
Pioneer, '05, 30', loaded w/
slide out, in Okee, like
new, $13,500. Moving
Must sell (754)581-4948


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 41u20
Equipment 025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Whbel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks-1040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4ll'5
Vans 4070

needs transmissionwork,
$450 or best offer.
'86,Runs good. 1 owner
94,630 mi. $600 or best
offer (863)467-5846.
FORD TAURUS, '95, dcark
green, nice body, cold a/c,
minor work, $1500.
run exc. but body dam-
aged $1200 neg
NISSAN '89, Good paint &
body. Has blown gasket.
$300. neg. (863)763-
NOVA, '72- 6cyl, auto, 79K
miles, drive while you re-
store. $1850 (863)634-
Place your ad online at
classfl.html or mailto:
PREME '94 AT, runs good
$2500 (863)763-5519

runs, needs some work,
body in good shape, $600.
Door, Whitd. '$1000'
.! (0

BELAIR '55 4DR, Needs to
be restored or sold $1500
neg (772)979-3489

FORD BRONCO, '87- 4x4,
5.81t, body in good shape,
runs but needs work,
$2500 (863)634-4338.

GOLF CART, Club Car, late
model, reconditioned, gas
& electric, $1495,

Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878

CAR DOLLY, Good tires,
pulls good. Asking $600
or best offer. 863-697-

CHEVY 8.5 Diff Carrier w/
342 gears $150

342 gears $100 or best of-
fer (863)467-8856

new, 10 hp, fits John
Deere or Kawasaki Mule.
$900. (863)692-2229.

FORD BRONCO, '79 parts
only, $300. ISUZU PUP
'85- parts only, $150.

manual trans, 5 spd over-
drive, $600 neg.

TAILGATE for Ford F250
Pickup, navy blue, New
$424 Now $350. or best
offer. 863-677-1407

short bed pickups w/
wedge design & ladder
bars. $400 863-634-2975

FORD F150,.'82, 4 wheel
drive, 6 in. lift, runs, many
new parts, $1800 neg.

FORD P/U 1985, White,
needs work. $500 or best
offer. (863)467-0561

TOYOTA PICKUP, '87, runs
good, $350. (863)357-
2070 or 863-697-6681

"'.AREDO 1996, Good con-.
dition. All power. $3000

MATTRESS- new, for Trac-
tor Trailer sleeper, 36x78,
plus sleeper pad mattress,
$60. (863)674-1695.

H. B
GOOSENECK '95 Stock/
Horse Trir., 12 Ft. long w/
tandem axles. Exc. cond.
$1995 863-983-7734
Utility Trailer, 6x14, rear &
side ramp, spare tire,
$1100. (863)697-2032

Dodge Caravan, '92, good
mtr, 3.3 V6, needs trans.,
$800 neg. 863-261-2369/
1983, Asking $500 or best
offer. (863)467-0681

GMC High Top Conversion
Van, '93, good motor &
. trans, 5 new tires, will
trade for 3/4 ton Chevy or
GMC Pickup of equal val-
ue. (863)763-6083

Do-It-Yourself Ideas

Yard Cut-Outs
Get ready to brighten up the
lawn for spring with this
quartet of yard ornaments.
Just trace each ornament
from full-size patterns onto
plywood, sand and paint.
The flamingo measures 29 in.
tall by 13 in. wide, the pig is
12 in. tall by 22 in. long, the
duck is 10 in. tall by 15 in.
wide and the goose is 18 in.
tall by 12 in. wide.
Yard Cut-Outs plan
(No. 804)... $7.95
Lawn Fun Package
3 other plans
(No. Cll0)... $19.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
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Van Nuys, CA 91409.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call(800) 82-U-BILD
Money Back Guarantee

Community Events

Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red Cioss
Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save lives. You can
help the American Red Cross reach people in your community with
lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated External Defib-
rillation, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the Okeechobee Branch of
the American Red Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.

Church collecting for care packages
The Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee would like to invite
the community to participate in a project for Operation Freedom Iraqi.
The church will be sending care packages to 20 servicemen in the
Army stationed in Iraq. These soldiers serving our country have
requested items not only for themselves, but they also give items to the
Iraqi children while on patrol and visiting. We would like to .invite the
community to help us with this project. For more information, contact
Chairperson Myra White at (863) 357-2975.

Historical mug and book on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society now has mugs that have an
image of the old Okeechobee County Courthouse on two sides of the
mugs. You can purchase the cup with a paper telling some of the histo-
ry of the beautiful old building for $6. These are available at the Cham-
ber of Commerce. The Historical Society has reprinted the small book-
let entitled "Pictorial History of Okeechobee County Florida" that sells
for $4. It, too, is available at the Chamber of Commerce. Both are also
available at the, Historical Museum, which is open each Thursday from
9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. except.for holidays.

Children's council seeks volunteers
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of a few
.fine people to submit an application to the Okeechobee County Board
of County Commissioners to be a part of the council. Governor Jeb
Bush makes,the. final appointments with terms of two or four years.
The council meets monthly to discuss programs and needs of the chil-
dren in the community. Once a year, agencies request funds through a
grant process. Each council member "adopts" an agency or two as
their own and monitors the programs' services that they provide to our
children. Those interested in completing an application should contact
Cathleen Blair, executive, director at (863) 462-4000, ext. 255

Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of their
Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a-group of trained
volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure fires,
floods, etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to help
local citizens in a time of disaster, please contact Andy or Candace at
the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling (863) 763-

Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott Ave.,
is open again. II is located in the back parking lot of the church. The
temporary gray box is stocked and ready for anyone who needs food.
All you need is an I.D. The hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon.

My Aunt' House seeking volunteers
MyAunt'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.

Chamber sponsors concerts
Brenda O'Connor, executive director of the Okeechobee Chamber
of Commerce, has announced that the Chamber, in conjunction with
Morgan Renee Entertainment, are finalizing plans for a concert series
to be staged at the Chamber's Cinco de Mayo celebration and during
Labor Day weekend festivities. Information on the bands and artists
will be announced at a later date. To volunteer your help at any of
these events, call the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests,
peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and
abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
on Tuesday and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on
Tuesday. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the
movie theatre. If you would like more information on this or set an
appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.

Drop In Center needs facility
Hilda Navarette, director of Welcome House Drop-In Center, a pro-
gram of the Mental Health Association in Indian River County, a United
Way agency, announces that the Okeechobee Drop-In center, located
at 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. which is next door to the driver's license office,
has experienced severe damages due to Hurricane Jeanne. While it
will be repaired, it is expected to take until the end of December. In the
meantime, space is needed to accommodate 10 to 15 visitors on a
daily basis. One large room with bathroom facilities is desired. Please
call the temporary MHA telephone in Vero Beach at (772) 559-4429,
and ask for Genie.

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 loca-
tions: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as second
language classes, Monday and Wednesday 'from 10 a.m. until noon,
adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.
until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole Reservation,
Brighton, Adults basic education/GED, Tuesday and Thursday from
4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, English as a
second language, Tuesday and Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.; One-
Stop, 123 S.W. Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday through
Thursday,. from 7 a.m. until noon; El Centro Santa Fe, 115 S.W Fifth
Ave., Citizenship class, Thursday, from 6:30 until 9 p.m.; Yearling Mid-
dle School, 925, N.W 23 Lane, adult basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes, Monday through Thursday, from 6 until
9 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a sec-
ond language classes, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.; and,
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St., English as a second
language, Tuesday and Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.

Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding 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.

Children's Services Council aids families
Okeechobee County Children's Services Council has announced
that with the donation of funds from Everglades Elementary School,
which were matched by the council, 14 families with 48 children were
helped. The families faced a great deal of destruction during the hurri-
canes. Many of the children lost all of their clothing and toys because
the roofs of their homes were tom off by the heavy winds. The council
also received funds from an anonymous donor and Seminole Elemen-
tary School donated a check that they received from children in Min-
nesota. The additional monies granted several families assistance after
the original funds were depleted. Thanks to all the assistance from the
children and families of Okeechobee. Other families who still request-
ed assistance were referred to the Red Cross.

School readiness programs offered
Please call (866) 273-6340 to begin the eligibility process in receiv-
ing reduced fee childcare/preschool, including school-based and
Head Start. You may also get information at this number regarding
just what early learning programs are available in- Okeechobee
County. Many children are currently being enrolled in school readi-
ness programs.

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 Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday,
from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Free parenting classes offered
Free six-week parenting classes for parents of young children are
held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Pregnancy Resource Center, 1505 S.
Parrott Ave. Topics include.discipline a family affair, birth to 8 months
infants, 8 to 18 months the toddler, 18 to 36 months terrific twos, 3 year
olds, and uncommon sense. Each week parents "earn" baby bucks to
purchase items for their baby at the Center's Baby Boutique. Childcare
is not provided. However, infants in carriers are welcome. For details
call (863) 763-8859 or (863) 697-6320.

Performance standards available
The Florida School Readiness performance standards for 3-, 4-
and 5-year-old children are available from the Okeechobee County
School Readiness Coalition by calling (863) 462-5792. Or, you may
download them directly from the web at www.schoolreadiness.org.

Migrant program accepting applications
Okeechobee I Center located, 726 N.E. 16th Ave., is currently
accepting applications for migrant children and children with dis-
abilities in our Head Start Program. We serve children between the
ages of 6 weeks to 5 years. To qualify the family must have migrated
in the past 24 months, worked in agriculture and the primary
income must come from agriculture. We encourage families of chil-
dren with disabilities to apply. For more information, call (863) 467-
0702 and ask for Sylvia, Ella or Page.

El Centro de Okeechobee I locaizado en 726 N.E. 16th Ave. esta
aceptando aplicacions para ninos de families migrants y ninos
incapacidados, En nustro program nostros creemos que los ninos
se benefician en cuando reciven services de education, salud y serv-
ices socials que nustro program ofrece. Servimos ninos de 6
semans a 5 anos. Para cualificar la familiar deve de ver salido del con-
dado o estado en los ulitimo 24 mess y trabajado en agriculura. Con
el ingreso de la familiar de trabajo de agriculture. Animamos que las
families con ninos incapacidados aplican. Para mas-informacion
por favor de Ilamar al (863) 467-0702 Y abler con Sylvia o Zila.

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1995 Buick Grand Sport Regal
2 dr, V6, auto, alloys, 96k mi. .. 2,995,
1995 Ford Escort LX
4 dr, 1.9L, auto, am/fm/cd, great on gas. ....$2,995
1997 Ford-Escort LX
4 dr, 2.0L, auto, stereo,.great on gas. ...... $2,995
1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass
4 dr, auto, mint condition, 52k miles. N ....... $2,995
1998 Ford Contour GL
4 dr, 2.0L, power steering/brakes, stereo. .l ... $3,495
1995 Buick Century
4 dr, V6, auto, power w/l, runs .great. ....... $3,495
1994 Mercury Grand Marquis LS $
V8, 4 dr, auto, power w/l, luxury for less .... $3,495
1998 Mazda 626 LX
4 dr, auto, power w/l, am/fm/cassette. ..... ..$3,995
1997 Saturn SC1
Hatchback, 5 spd, am/fm/cass, great on gas. .$3,995
1995.Saturn SCI
2 dr, 1.9L, automatic, sunroof, 95k mi. i ....... $3,995
1998 Buick Century Custom .$9
4 dr, V6, auto, 68k mi. r4 ............... 4,995
1999 Mazda 626 ES
4 dr, auto, leather, am/fm/cd. ............. $4,995
1997 Chrysler Concorde
4 dr, V6, auto, leather, 75k mi. ........... $4,995
2001 Hyundai Accent
3 dr, air, 5 spd, factory warranty, 41k mi. S .... $4,995
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
4 dr, V8, leather, .formal roof. ............ $4,995
1998 Ford Escort SE
4 dr, 2.0L, auto, power w/l, great on gas .. $4,995
1998 Ford Taurus SE
4 dr, V6, auto, power w/l, 80k miles. il. ....... $4,995
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom
4 dr, V6, auto, power w/l. MN.. .... .. ....... $4,995
1996 Mercury Sable LS
4 dr, V6, leather, 73k miles. i. ....... ...... $4,995
1999 Ford Taurus SE
4 dr, automatic, V6, power w/l, cruise. ...... $4,995

1996 Honda Accord EX Wagon
Loaded, leather, sunroof. .. ... ....... ... $5,995
1995 Buick LeSabre Custom
V6, automatic, loaded, 56k miles. .. ........... $5,995
1991 Ford Taurus GL Wagon
V6, auto, power w/l, 50k miles. .. ........ 5,995
1998 Pontiac Bonneville SE
4 dr, V6, auto, leather, sunroof. ..... 6,995
1999 Ford Taurus SE
Automatic, V6, cd, 83k miles. N ... ..... $6,995
1997 Mercury Cougar XR7
Leather, wheels, spoiler, 80k miles. ........... $6,995
1998 Saturn SW2 Wagon ,
1.9L, auto, one owner, 25k miles. M .. 6,995
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Ltd Ed
CD, automatic, leather, sunroof. ..... .. $6,995
2002 Hyundai Sonata .
4 dr, 2.4L, auto, power w/l, cd, sunroof. 1M .... $7,995
1999 Mercury Sable
*28k miles. ..... .. ....... . : 7,995
1997. Mercury Grand Marquis
58k miles. .......... ..... .. 7 ,995
2002 Saturn L 00
4 dr, 2.2L, auto, power w/l, cd, 42k mi. fil ...7,995.
2000 Mitsubishi Galant ES
4 dr, V6,,auto, power w/l, cd, 50k miles. U.... $7,995
2000 Honda Civic EX
4 dr, automatic, air, cd, roof ............. 7,995
2002 Pontiac Sunfire
Hatchback, auto, sunroof, 44k mi. MR ..... .. 7,995
1998 Ford Contour
Silver, 61k miles .M .. $8,995
2002 Saturn SL1
Automatic, air, cd, 35k miles. ......... $8,995
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis
Silver, 52k miles. LMs ..................... 9,995
2002 Chevrolet Cavalier LS
Automatic, air, power windows/locks, cruise. ..$9,995
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
Blue, 51k miles. 1 ................... '... $9 ,995
1999 Mercury Grand Marquis
Blue, 311 mi, lop chrome & Ithr, excellent. l .$10,995
2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi Coupe
Automatic, extra clean, 42k miles $1 0,995
2001 Mazda Millenia
4 dr, V6. auiomatic, i ealrer, suroirol .: .... ,19,995.
2003 Buick Century 1,
Executive Series. .. ........ .. 11,995
2002 Mercury Sable
Wnile, 10k miles ............... ..... $11,995
2000 Buick LeSabre
Only49k.miles:. ..... 12,995


2004 Mercury Sable LS $13,495
Silver, 12k miles ................... 13 ,495
2004 Mercury Sable
Silver, 19k miles ........ ...... $13,495
2004 Mercury Sable
Beige, 14k miles. LY ................ $13,495
2004 Nissan Sentra 1.8s
Auto, air, cd, like new. .... ..... ........ $13,995
2002 Hyundai XG350L
4 dr, V6, auto, leather, sunroof, 38k mi. MI .. 13,995
2001 Buick Regal
Silver, 26k miles, like new. . 13,995
2002 Honda Civic EX
2.dr, automatic, air, cd, 25k miles. .......... .$14,995
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis
Gold, 41k miles. .......... ....... ... $14,995
2004 Mazda3
4 dr, power w/l, alloys 25k miles. ....... $14,995
2003 Toyota Camry LE
Auto, air, cruise control, cd, 37k mi. $ ....... 15,995
2004 Hyundai Sonata GL
V6, auto, power w/l, cd, 11k miles. mH ......$15,995
2004 Mazda6
4 dr, auto, 2.3L, power w/l, alloys, 21k mi. MH .$15,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis
Silver, 29k miles. '1w ................... $15,995
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis
Blue, 18k miles. $16,995
2002 Nissan Maxima GLE
Leather, roof, wheels, cd. .. .............. $17,995
2002 Nissan Altima 3.5s
Leather, roof, wheels, Bose stereo, 31k mi. N .$18,995
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis
Silver, 14k miles. '. ................ $18,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
19k miles. .......... .......... $18 ,995


2004 Mazda3
Automatic, wheels, cd, 2k miles. 1 ...... $18,995
2004 Hyundai XG350L
4 door V6, cd,eather, 13k miles. ...... $19,495
2004 Hyundai XG350L
4 dr, V6, cd, leather, 11k miles. mi ......... $19,995
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
Green, 15k miles. ... ........ ... 22,995

2005 Hyundai Tucson
2.0L, auto, factory warranty, 1794 miles. @_| ... $17,995
2004 Hyundai. Santa Fe
V6, auto, power w/l, cd, 12k mi. t.H ...... $17,995
2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer LT
Leather, wheels & more, 26k mi. $1....... 1 ,995
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe
Green, 33k miles. 5 .............. $26,995
2003 Lincoln Navigator
Silver, 21k miles.. ....... ........... .$35,995
2003 Lincoln Navigator
Silver, 37k miles. ..38,995
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1999 Dodge Grand Caravan
4 dr, V6, 7 passenger family van. 1.1 .$. .... ... $5,995
2000 Mercury Villager
148k m iles. ........ ............ 5 ,995
2000 Toyota Tacoma SR5 Xcab
Automatic, air, cd, 5.8k mi. ... .... 11,995
2003 Ford Ranger XLT Super Cab
V6, automatic, 22k niles .. .. .. ....... $13,995
2003 Nissan Frontier XE King Cab
V6, 5-speed, air, bedliner, cd ... . 14,995
2003 Ford Ranger Xcab XLT
Automatic, V6, cd, 26k miles. ... .$14,995
2001 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab XE
Automatic, air, cd, 45k miles. .. ........ $15,995

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2002 Ford F150 XLT
V8, stepside, trailer package, 54k mi. VI .... $16,995
2002 Honda Odyssey EX.
V6, auto, loaded, 42k mi. .............. $18,995
2003 Ford F150 XLT Supercab
V8, power windows/locks, cd, 21k mi. .... $20,995

1994 Mazda Miata Convertible
1.8L, auto, power w/l, leather, 94k mi. i .. 5,995
2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
3.8L V6, auto, power w/l, cd, leather. 6,995
:1999 Mazda Miata Convertible
'1.8L, 5 speed, power w/l, zoom zoom. .8,995
2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT
V6, auto, leather, power w/l, cd. ........ .$12,995
2002 Mazda Miata Convertible
1.8L, 5 speed, power w/l, 19k miles. M51 .. .$14,995
2001 Mazda Miata Convertible
1.8L, auto, power w/l, 37k mi. 1.1 ......... $15,995
2002 Mini Cooper
Leather, wheels, low miles, 4k mi. $ .......... $22,995
1999 BMW M3 Convertible
Automatic, very rare, great buy. ........... $24,995
2004 Mini Cooper
Green with black top, 7500 miles. IMS ........ $24,995
2004 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast
6-speed, cd, like new. K .................. $25,995
2004 Mazda RX8
Touring pkg, auto, leather, sunroof, 7k mi. '. .$26,995
2002 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Automatic, chrome wheels, great condition. v .$29,995
2001 BMW 330Ci Convertible
Showroom condition. .................... $31,995
2004 BMW Ci Convertible
Silver/black top, 7900 mi, perfect condition. $39,995

1999 Lincoln Continental
4 dr, V8, auto, leather, luxury for less. $. 6 995
1997 Lincoln Town Car
Tan, excellent condition. k. ....... ........ '$8,995
1998 Infiniti Q45
4 dr, V8, automatic, leather, full power. MH ...... $9,995
1998 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 58k miles. I .................. 10,995
2000 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 44k miles. ...l... ........ 14,995
2000 Volvo.S80
Red, 49k miles. LW .. : .... ....... .$16,995

1999 Mercedes Benz E320
One owner, garaged. C .......... ........17,995
2002 Volvo S40,
Green, 17k miles. LS ................. 518,995
2001 Volvo V70 T5
Turbo, leather, roof, wheels, 41k miles. N ..... $20,995
2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature
White, 27k miles. |.iL ....................$21,995
2001 Volvo S80
Silver, 42k miles. ............. ...... $22,995
2002 Lincoln LS
White, 41k miles. LS .......... 22,995
2002 Lincoln Town Car
Beige, tan Ithr, certified to 75k mi, 31k mi. L.g $22,995
2002 Cadillac Deville Palm Bch Ed
LoW miles C .............. .........$23,995
2002 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 26k miles. .i ................... $23,995
2003 Lincoln Town Car
Beige, 14k miles. WIN .............. $24,995
2001 Volvo V70
Red, 41k miles. .............. $. 24,995
2003 Cadillac CTS
'Sunroof, luxury package. t .... ....... .$26,995
.2004 Lincoln LS
Green, 39k miles. .. 26,995
2002 Cadillac Deville DHS
Cadillac Certified. C ........................ $ 26 ,995
2004 Cadillac Deville
100,000 mile warranty. .. $27,995
2004 Cadillac Deville
Low miles, 100,000 mile warranty. C ....... .. $28,495
2000 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 27k miles. LVW .$28,995
-2004 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 10k miles. .. 32,995
2003 Cadillac Deville DTS
Low miles, garaged. t .................. $32,995
2003 BMW 325 Ci Convertible
Only 16k miles. C ................. 3,995
2004 Lincoln Town Car Ultimate
W hite, 20k miles.: ................... $34,995
2004 BMW 325 Ci Convertible
Silver, black top, 7195 miles. Ul ...... .... $39,995

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