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Okeechobee News

Vol. 96 No. 95 Tuesday, April 5, 2005 50t Plus tax


Search warrants
lead to arrests
After searching two
homes in R-Bar Estates last
week, members of the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's
Office Narcotics Task Force
arrested five people on drugs
and weapons charges.
The task force, assisted by
the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office Special
Response Team served
search warrants at a home
on N.E. 39th Boulevard and
at a home on 1849 N.E. 54th
Trail on March 31.
Arrested were Leamsi
Leon Alvarador, Katrina
Deanne Suggs, Melissa John-
son, Lisa Marie Freday and
Ashley Danielle Nix. After
their arrest, all were booked
into the Okeechobee County
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SAR: Helping the community

County OKs

grant request

Mullins wins fourth
The final round of the
Okeechobee Golf & Country
Club's club championship
was held on Saturday, March
Bubba Mullins won the
Men's Division by defeating
Rick White 3-and-2 in the
final match play. Rick White
finished second in the divi-
Gary Lee won the Men's
Senior Division. He defeated
Ron White in 19 holes in the
final match play. Ron White
finished second in this divi-
sion. -
Maurice DeSaulnier won
the Men's Super Senior Divi-
sion. He beat Howard
Shelkie 2-and-I in the final
match play. Shelkie finished
second in the division.
Bridgette Waldau won the '
Women's Division. She
defeated Juanitta White 6-
and-5 in the final match play.
White finished second in the
Mullins' win was his
fourth club championship.
He had won in 2000, 2001
and 2002. It is the first win for
'Lee, DeSaulnier and Waldau.
Sports; Page 8

Drought Index
Current: 150
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.36 feet

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


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Comics ......... .9
Community Events .. .4
Crossword ......... 10
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ... ......... .4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............. .8
TV .............. .11
Weather ........... .2

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Staff photo/Katrina Elsken
Sheriff Paul May (left) swore in the new officers of the Okeechobee Sheriff's Search and
Rescue Auxiliary on Sunday afternoon at the Sheriff's Office Marine Unit Facility at
Okee-Tantie. Left to right are: Sheriff May, Detective Sgt. M.W. Muros, Vince LaMariana
(director), Steve Nelson (treasurer), Charles Williams (deputy director) and John
Munger (secretary).

Search & Rescue group elects officers

The Okeechobee County
'Sheriff's Search and Rescue
Auxiliary (SAR) met Sunday at
the Sheriff's Office Marine
Unit facility at Okee-Tantie to
approve amendments to.the
organization's by-laws and
elect new officers.
Vince LaMariana was elect-
ed director; Charles Williams,
deputy director; Steve Nelson,
treasurer; and John Munger,
Sheriff Paul May, who
presided at the swearing-in of
the new officers, said the SAR
provides a much-needed serv-
ice to the community.
Sheriff May also addressed
the issue of rank within the
unit. He said under the former
sheriff's administration, all
rank within the unit was sus-
The sheriff explained that
he plans to give rank to SAR
members in July. He said
ranks will be based on merit
alone. Those who participate
in the SAR programs and show
they follow the rules of the
organization will be promot-
ed, he said.

"The cream will rise to the
top," said Sheriff May. He
added "length of service has
nothing to do with rank."
County Commissioner Elvie
Posey said the SAR provides a
much needed service to the
"I know you do a great job,
and get a lot of people out of
trouble,' he said.
The SAR is a civilian organi-
zation composed of volunteer
members in the community.
Their mission is to provide
search and rescue assistance
to the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office Marine Unit,
represent the department in
.appropriate public events,
provide boating safety educa-
tion and other appropriate
marine-related advice and
assistance to the community.
There are two types of
membership: active for those
members who participate in
search and rescue missions
aboard the sheriff's office
boats; and, special members
who participate and assist in
support of the operations.
* Active membership is open

to all qualified persons who
meet the criteria for member-
ship. All persons applying for
membership will be consid-
ered for membership without
regard to race, ethnic back-
ground, gender, religious, or
political affiliation. Applicants
must be physically fit and
capable of performing the
duties, undergo a background
investigation and be approved
for membership by the sheriff.
The SAR unit meets quar-
terly at the Sheriff's Office
Marine Unit Facility located at
Okee-Tantie. The Marine Unit
has five boats available to con-
duct operations: a 25-foot
Boston Whaler Challenger; a
26- foot Utility Boat; a 21-foot
Apache boat; a 16-foot Mana-
tee Utility craft; and, a 28-foot
Dive Operations Platform.
Anyone who is interested in
assisting the sheriff's office
and participating -with the
SAR, may call the SAR director
at (863) 467-9800, or the sher-
iff's office marine unit at (863)

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The county overcame
another hurdle Monday morn-
ing in the process to secure a
Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) that
would be used for several
community improvement
Despite the objections of
John Abney, chairman of the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners, com-
missioners in an emergency
meeting approved a contract
with Roumelis Planning and
Development Services that
would authorize Roumelis to
apply for a CDBG- Disaster
Recovery Initiative in the
amount of $4,375,000.
The proposed grant would
include $115,000 for street
improvement in EL Mira Sol, a
low income housing area on

S.R. 70 W, $2,272,500 for
Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA) to use for plant expan-
sion, $463,000 for a drainage
project in Douglas Park and
$285,00 to acquire land for
drainage project.
It would also include
$264,000 to demolish vacant
condemned structures in the
county and $319,250 for engi-
The sticking point was the
proposed administration fee
requested by Roumelis of
$656,250. That figures is 15
percent of the total grant and
is the maximum administra-
tion amount allowed by the
Department of Community
Affairs. *
Commissioners were fac-
ing a time constraint because
of an administrative error.
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Gov. Bush commends, thanks local veteran

By Loma Jablonski
James Laverne Ieach never
expected his story to make
news or go as far as Tallahas-
see, but it did.
On Sunday, April 3, Mr.
Leach was presented with a
Letter of Commendation at the
Mt. Olive Baptist Church from
Governor Jeb Bush. It was an
emotional moment for every-
one in attendance as the letter
was read to Mr. Leach. The let-
ter commended him for his
bravery and dedication to duty.
It went on to thank him from a
grateful nation and from Gov.
"I want to thank everyone
who has come to be with me
on this occasion. I am very
honored to receive this letter. I
never blamed my country for
taking so long to get me my
medals, but I'm glad to-finally
have them for my family,"
explained Mr. Leach.

. As reported on Feb. 2,
James Layerne Leach was
drafted right out of high school
into the U.S. Army in 1969. Fol-
lowing training, he was imme-
diately shipped to Vietnam
where he served with the 1st
Battalion of the 8th Cavalry.
"1- was sent all over the
map," he explained.
Mr. Leach saw action in'
TraVinh, Quan Loi and Bo Duc
on the Cambodian border. He
was injured several times, but
was never sent home.
"They just patched me up
and put me back to work,
which is why I never received a
Purple Heart," said Mr. Leach.
Mr. Leach was released
from the service in 1971. His
health has suffered over the
years and he has lost his sight.
During a visit to a VA hospi-
tal late last year, he mentioned
to officials that he never
received the medals listed on
his DD 214 discharge papers.

Mr. Leach was notified on
Nov. 24" 2004, that he would
finally be getting the medals he
earned so long ago.
On Sunday, Feb. 6, Mr.
Leach was presented with the
Bronze Star, the Air Medal, the
Army Commendation Medal
with "V" for heroism, the
National Defense Service
Medal with four bronze service
stars, the Combat Infantryman
"Badge First Award, the Repub-
lic of Vietnam Campaign Rib-
bon with device and the
Marksman Badge with
machine gun bar and rifle bar.
The presentation took place at
the VFW Post #10539 by Post
Commander Jim Shaffer. A
luncheon in Mr. Leach's honor
followed the presentation.
An oversight has finally
been corrected and one of
America's heroes has finally
received his medals and
thanks from a grateful country.

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James Leach expresses his appreciation to the congregation
of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church after receiving a Letter of Com-
mendation from Gov. Jeb Bush Sunday.

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Search warrants lead to arrests for guns, drugs

fAfter searching two homes in
R-Bar Estates last week, mem-
V a bers of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office Narcotics Task
Force arrested five people on
drugs and weapons charges.
The task force, assisted by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
a ,, Office Special Response Team
served search warrants at a
home on N.E. 39th Boulevard
and at a home on 1849 N.E. 54th
Trail on March 31.
Arrested were Leamsi Leon
Alvarador, Katrina Deanne
S' Suggs, Melissa Johnson, Lisa
Marie Freday and Ashley
S- Danielle Nix. After their arrest,
S all were booked into the Okee-


chobee County
Alvarador, 24, was charged
with trafficking in cocaine, pos-
session of a firearm in the com-
mission of a felony and posses-

Lisa Marie

sion of drug paraphernalia. His
total bond was set at $106,000.
He has since posted bond.
Suggs, 23, was charged with
possession of cocaine and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
Her bond was set at $10,500 and

she has since
posted bond.
22, was
charged with
possession of
drug para-
phernalia. Her
bond was set
Ashley at $500, and
Danielle Nix she has since
posted bond.
Friday, 25, was charged with
possession of marijuana over 20
grams and possession of drug
paraphernalia. Her total bond
was $5,500, and she has since
posted bond. .
Nix, 22, was charged with

possession of marijuana over 20
grams and possession of drug
paraphernalia. Her bond was set
at $5,500, and she has since
posted bond.
According to a press release
from the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office guns, money and
drugs were found in the homes.
The release said deputies found:
approximately 110 -grams of
cocaine; three semi-automatic
pistols; one assault rifle; 56
grams of marijuana; over $6,000
in U.S. currency; drug scales and
other miscellaneous parapher-

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Shoplifting suspect
steals deputy's SUV
DESTIN A suspected T-shirt
shoplifter who was handcuffed in
the back of a deputy's vehicle
managed to drive off in the SUV,
leading deputies on a high-speed
Chase, officials said.
Scott Graves, 33, of Clanton,
Ala., was charged with retail theft,
grand theft auto and fleeing and.
eluding in Okaloosa County. He.
also faces two counts of misdeU -
meanor battery, two counts of rob-
bery and one count of attempted
carjacking in Walton County.. .
Graves was held Sunday in Wal-
ton County Jail on $20,000 bond.
Graves was arrested Saturday
for allegedly stealing merchandise
from Maui Nix in Deslin and was
placed in handcuffs in the back of
the deputy's Ford Expedition, offi-
cials said. The deputy also fastened
a seat bell around him. I
"They don't know how he did
this yet, but he got into the front
seat and took off with the vehicle,"
said Nicole iWagner, spokes-.
woman fro the Okaloosa County
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Deputy Administrator Robbie.
Chartier said she received the
contract about a week ago. She
thought the deadline for applica-
tion was April 15 and she was
planning to submit the contract
at the next regular scheduled
commissioners meeting. Then
on Friday, April 1, she received a
call from Roumelis informing
her that April 4 was the deadline.,
At several previous meetings;
commissioners had discussed
the grant with Roumelis.
In a telephone irntervie\\.
John Hayford, OUA operations
S" manager, stated that his utility
had applied to the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP) to'-allow for
modification of the wastewater
treatment capacity from the cur-
rent I million gallons a day to
1.23 million gallons a day. This
would be a stopgap measure
until funds could be secured to
'' ./ build a much-needed larger
S plant.
Mr. Hayford said if the DEP
approved the plant modification
and the grant funds were
approved they would be used for
the plant modification.
Commissioners debated the
15 percent administrative costs
for over 90 minutes. At one
point, they even instructed.Mrs.
Chartier to call Roumelis to see if
S the firm would accept a smaller
fee. When Mrs. Chartier
returned, she replied that
Roumelis would accept a flat fee
of $600,000, which amounted to
13.7 percent of the grant total. -
She said Roumelis' original
intent was not to charge an

administrative fee on the next
"It seems like a lot of money,"
Mr. Abney said of the administra-
tion fee.
Mrs. Chartier noted that that
the firm would be processing
two other grants for the county
at the same time and the admin-
istrative costs could be less for
the other two since the work
would overlap.
The contract would run for a
36-month period.
County Administrator George
Long advocated accepting the 15
percent quote and being tougher
on the administration amounts
allowed for the other two grants.
He compared the situation to
squeezing a balloon. If the costs
were reduced now, the consult-
ing firm might make up the dif-
ference on future contracts.
"I think the fairer way is to
pay as you go, instead of a lump
sum," was Mr. Abney's opinion.
He wants Roumelis to bill the
county for services at an agreed
upon rate as they were per-
"I don't think what I am look-
ing at is realistic," Mr. Abney
He called the fees "exorbi-
tant" and suggested a 10 percent
administrative fee,
Commissioner Clif .Betts
noted OURs dire need for plant
Mr. Long remarked that if the.
percentage were not acceptable
the consulting firm would not
accept the contract. .
After considerable discus-
sion, the original proposal of 15
percent was approved by a 4-1
vote with Mr. Abney casting the
lone dissenting vote.

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Harvey coated at Auburn University
- Josh Harvey recently received *ow
his clinical white coat from a i
Auburn Universit 's Colle e of
Veterinary Medicine. The coats,
presented to students at the end '
of their junior year, mark the .
transition from veterinary sci-
ences into senior clinical rota- .
tions where students help
administer patient care. He '
earned animal H cienqe degred
ir 2002 rnr,-, th: uUniversity of -
Florida and is a 1997 graduate of W N
Okeechobee High School. His
parents are Marilyn Brady and
Jim Harvey, both of Okee-
The Alabama Veterinary Med-
ical Association and the Ken-
tucky Veterinary Medical Associ-
ation provided the z '.
monogrammed coats, while I
Pfizer Animal Health sponsored I
a ceremony at Auburn University Courtesy photo
for Auburn and Tuskegee veteri- Dr. James Corte, president-elect of the Alabama Veterinary
narystudents. Medical Association, congratulates Josh Harvey.


Victoria Galietto
Victoria Galietto, age 90, of
Okeechobee, died Saturday, April
2, 2005, at her residence. She was
born Jan. 5, 1915, in New York
City, N.Y. Mrs., Galietto had been a
resident of Okeechobee for four
years. She was of the Catholic
She was preceded in death by:
her husband, Joseph Galietto.
Survivors include: her daugh-
ters, Arlene (Paul) Baker of Okee-
chobee; Christine (Dennis)
McSweeney; sister, Rose Picariel-
lo; brother, Joseph Petrelli, all of
Nex\ 'Yi k; five grandchildren; 13
great-grandchildren; and, two
great-great-grandchildren. Funer-
al Mass will 1?e conducted at
Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W Sixth St. in Okeechobee
on Friday, April 8, at 4 p.m., with
Father Hugh Duffy officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Hazel Marie Tindell
Hazel Marie Tindell, age 78, of

Okeechobee, died Sunday, April
3, 2005, at Wellington Regional
Medical Center in West Palm
Beach. She was born Feb. 2, 1927
*in Sebring. Mrs. Tindell worked as
a C.N.A. in Arcadia for many years
and had been a resident of Okee-
chobee for 30 years. She was of
the Baptist Faith.
She was preceded in death by
her husbands, Bill Carter, Andrew
Ecker and Willie C. Tindell.
Survivors include: her sons,
Robert Ecker of Fort Pierce,
George Ecker, Willie W. Tindell
and stepson, Monroe Carter, all of
Okeechobee; daughters, Louise
Tyson of Cross City, Betsy 'Tiny-
Bo' Cintonz of LobelVille, Tenn.,
Diane Tyson of Okeechobee and
Joy Arnold of Palmdale; 17 grand-
children; 32 great-grandchildren;
four brothers, Lonzo, Billy, J.C.
and Philip; and, two sisters, Lillie
Bell and Dorothy.
Friends may call at the Buxton
Funeral Home on Thursday, April,
7, from 5 until 7 p.m. Graveside
funeral service and interment will
be at Basinger Cemetery on Fri-
day, April 8, at 11 a.m. Rev. Bruce
Butler, Pastor of Family Worship
Center in IndiantoWn will offici-

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Students of the Week
Congratulations, fifth grade "Students of the Week". These students display respect and
responsibility in their daily activities at school: (left to right, bottom to top) Cody Bunting,
Austin Fralix, Isaias Mungaray, Alexis Taber, Erika Klinger, Mariah Watford, Brontae
Moore, Elizabeth Yanez, Cody Raulerson, Clara Parrish, and Austin Turovsky who is not

Kindergarten registration begins 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
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.
Matricula Para El
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 con-
tacto con la escuela elemental de
su area a principios del mes de
abril para hacer una cita.
Central-(863) 462-5077; Ever-
glades (863) 462-5108; North -
(863) 462-5100; Seminole (863)
462-5116 and South (863) 462-
del kinder
18 de abril, North Elementary

School, 462-5100; 19 de abril,
South Elementary School,
(863)462-5087; 20 de abril, Semi-
nole Elementary School, (863)
462-5116, 21 de abril, Everglades
Elementary, (863) 462-5108,
School 22 de abirl, Central Elemen-
tary School, (863) 462-5077.
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 siguientes:
Acta de Nacimiento (Prueba
de Nacimiento)
Expedientes de las Vacumas
(Estar al dia y documentadas por
un doctor 0 el Departmento de
Un Certificado .de. Examen
Fisico (Hecho por un doctor desde
ell de septiembre de 2004)
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Speak Out

"I am calling about a brutal murder that happened right here in
Okeechobee, right outside of a persons house. It was a man that
lived in a Spanish community. He was a beat, stabbed and his
throat was cut. The detective got there, it was never roped off as a
crime scene and there was never anybody out looking all over the
area for evidence." (Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. If you have
any questions or concerns about the case, call Captain Dale
LaFlam at the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office. The number
there is (863) 763-3117.)
Finding a Cure
"I read the Speak Out every day with amusement at things peo-
ple can complain about, with most of them they offer a good
chuckle. Then there are ones such as the one in the April 2 issue
about the Pope that questions whether or not there is a God. This
person asked for a sign from God. Well all you need to do to see a
sign from God is look around at the beauty of the flowers and the
smiles on the smallest child's face, plus millions of other signs that
there is a God which is alive and well. We don't always understand
why he allows things to happen but we always know God makes
no mistakes and we need not question his decisions. Then there is
April 3 issue on Charities which this person says not to waste your
money on AIDS research. Would you say the same for the cancer
research? They have been trying to find a cure for cancer longer than
they have on AIDS. What would have happened if they had given up
on polio and other diseases for which they now have vaccines. This
person that sent this in is avery narrow minded individual who does
not know anyone with AIDS, or is HIV A lot of progress has been
made in trying to find a cure for AIDS. I am glad everybody does not
feel as this individual does or our parents might have died with scarlet
fever and some of us would not be here today."
Fishing on Steroids
"Me and Bill went fishing and he always catches a lot of fish. I
accused him of taking steroids but he said no. But I know it will
make the Bushes mad if he did. He always puts the minnows on my
hook. I always tell him to put the ones on with really good vital signs,
but to me they look just plain dead. But while we were out there we
decided we wanted to invest some of our Social Security money into
some of those tiny metal egg separators. That way we could use
them to dip our minnows from the bucket and be real prosperous."

Social Security
"How many of you reading Speak Out know why the Social
Security Administration is planning on building a new building in
Mexico City, Mexico?"
"I was reading the article about the teen being charged with the
vandalism in Basswood where he was spray painting all the stuff.
That kid should be made to remove the graffiti, and anyone that
gets caught spray painting should be made to remove it as part of
their punishment."

Terri Schiavo
"Terri is gone now; please people knock it off now. Let the chips
fall where they may. It is up to God to decide who the winner was.
Tomorrow morning I will be starting a letter to the governor and if
the law is passed that I am coming up with we will never have this
happen in Florida, or our country, again."

Foster Homes
"I could not believe my eyes when I read Speak Out about the
need for foster parents. The person actually said 'why don't we
leave the children with their parents and monitor them.' Where is
your head? When a child is taken from its parents the situation has
to be bad enough that it could a possible death situation as of neg-
lect and/or abuse. These children are not safe. I cannot believe the
ignorance of some people."
"A note of thanks to the upstanding citizen for their theft of my
yard waste containers from S.E. Second Avenue. It's hard enough
to appreciate that I'm forced to pay for 52 weeks of trash removal,
despite the fact that the yard waste sits curbside for three or more
weeks at a time. Then, to add insult to injury, just because the con-
tainers were left there empty for one day perhaps even two -
they apparently became fair game for someone who doesn't
appreciate what ownership means."

"The City Zoning .Department say they don't any more mobile
homes being built, but if you tryto get a permit to build a CBS home
on a mobile home lot they won't let you. Now what's up with that?"
(Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. We spoke to the City of Okee-
chobee and were told that in the cty, to build single family home
the area must be zoned for residential single family homes (RSF)
andmustmeetoffercriteriasuch assetbacks. These stuctures can-
not be built in areas that are zoned formobile homes (RMH). Con-
versely, a mobile home is only permittedin areas zoned for mobile
homes(RMH).AndkeareaszonedRSF, criteriamustbemetbefore
amobilehomecanbeplaced ithepropertyzonedareat)
Fish Limits
"If the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is
actually interested in people taking over their limit in specks all they
have to do is pick up lock receipts, or go to the lock houses them-
selves and they will see all the ones that are going out two, three
and four times a day. Why don't you go to these peoples' houses
and you will see where they have anywhere from 500 to 1,000
pounds of specks."

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Looking Back ...
Steamboats often traveled the Kissimmee River in the 1800s. Here, people are waiting for a steamboat at the landing in
Fort Basinger in 1889. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens to share with our
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Upcoming Events

Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St., 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 interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863) 763-
6510 or (863) 467-5261.
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 Restau-
rant at noon. All Rotarians and the public are invited. For information,
contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets 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.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
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. 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) 763-7399.
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) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave. from 5 until 6:30 p.m. (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 is meeting 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 invit-
ed. For information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index
and military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510
or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth Street, is open for
blood donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at
the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial Everyone is invit-
ed. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For
information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at
(863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.

Crime Prevention Tip

If you are in trouble, attract help any way you can yell for
help or yell fire.

Community Events

Resource center plans fundraiser
The Pregnancy Resource Center will hold their annual
fundraising 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 situa-
tions; and educates, equips and encourages those working with
post-abortive and abortion-minded individuals within pregnancy
care centers, individual ministries and churches.
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 meetings will be April 5, 6, 7, and 8 from 9
a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Okeechobee 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 encouraged 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
Restaurant, 2114 S. Parrott Ave., on Sunday, April10, at 11 a.m.
Agenda items include discussion of the Citrus County noise ordi-
nance; restocking the supply of T-shirts, caps, mugs, etc.; and,
initiation of some adjustments to the association's by-laws.
Immediately following the meeting, club members will hold a
ride. Members are expected; prospective 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 speaker will be Diego Chiriroga of LaVoz Spanish Newspa-
per. For information, call the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.

Chamber hosting personal defense class
The Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly civilian
personal defense gun class on April 14 at 7 p.m..There are open-
ings still available by calling (863) 763-6464. The second seg-
ment of this class will be held on April 16, at the shooting range
located at Joe Hazellief's ranch. Everyone will meet at the Cham-
ber office at 8:30 a.m. on that day.
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. Appli-
cants must already have their high school diploma or G.E.D.
Applicants may not be Beta Sigma Phi members. The deadline
for returning applications is April 15.

Chamber Coffee Klatch scheduled
The Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch will be hosted by
Heritage Financial Services, 309 S.W. Park St., on April 21 starting
at 8 a.m. For information, call (863) 467-8899. All Chamber
members and their guests are invited. Refreshments will be

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; Thurs-
day, 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
trailerinig; 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-regis-

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County hosts Cinco de Mayo event
Okeechobee County will host a Cinco de Mayo celebration
at the Okeechbbee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E.,
on Saturday, May 7. Events planned include live music, danc-
ing and family-themed vendors.
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 informa-
tion, contact the Chamber at (863) 763-6464.
Free help with tax returns offered
AARP Taxaide is the nation's largest, free, volunteer run, tax
counseling preparation service. Their free service can answer
most of the tax issues faced by middle- to low-income taxpay-
ers, 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. Second
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 Mar-
garet Burns, district coordinator 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.
Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red
Cross 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 Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Preven-
tion. Contact the Okeechobee Branch of the American Red
Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.

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Vest/White team wins

contractors bass tourney

By Loma Jablonski "We caught them in the first 10
Okeechobee News casts we made this morning at
Pelican Bay using a white spinner-
Doug Vest and Bill White bait."
fought through rain, wind and The team received a check for
rough water to bring in 26.75 lbs. $1,500 for their first-place finish.
of bass Saturday afternoon to take Second place went to JustinI
first place in the Okeechobee Schwier and Juan Ruiz. They
Contractors' Association bass pulled in 22.65 lbs. of bass to
tournament at Okee-Tantie Mari- claim the $750 second-place
na. check.
"I had a good team partner in John Supley and John Antho-
Bill White. Every time I team up ny finished in third place with 20.8
with him, we win," stated Vest. lbs., which earned them a $500

Fourth place and a $250 check
went to Bill Hays and John Sercia
for their 20.5 lbs. They also
received a check for $280 for the
big fish award. It weighed in at
8.35 lbs.
Mike Brantley and Victor Jones
claimed fifth place and the $100
check with a total weight of 20.5-
Wanda and Bill Rucker fin-
ished the day in sixth place with
19 lbs.

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Doug Vest (center) and Bill White (right) hold up some of the tured second place in Satur-
fish they brought in to win the Okeechobee Contractors' day's Okeechobee Contrac-
Association Bass Tournament Saturday afternoon at Okee- tor's Association bass tour-
Tantie Marina. Vest and White took first place with a total nament with a total weight of
weight of 26.75 Ibs. 22.65 Ibs.

Local volleyball tournament

draws a field of 28 teams

Twenty-eight youth volleyball
teams converged on Okee-
chobee over the weekend to
compete in a local tournament
hosted by the Big Lake Juniors
Volleyball Club.
The tournament attracted
teams from Naples, Orlando,
DeSoto, West Palm Beach, Sara-
sota and Avon Park.
In the 14-and-under division,
Big Lake 14 Blue advanced to the
Gold Division by going undefeat-
ed in pool-play. In the afternoon
they \ on matches against Orlan-
do Vollet ball Academy and
Naples to push their tournament
record to 5-0 and earn a spot in
the finals against DeSoto.
DeSoto, seeking revenge for a
loss to the same Big Lake team
three weeks ago in a tournament
on the west coast, played nearly
flawless volleyball and hung on
for a 25-19, 25-20 win to claim
the 14 and under Gold Division
"It was a good tournament

for us," said 14 Blue head coach
George May. "Of course, you
want to win in front of the home
crowd but we played well and
DeSoto has a very solid team."
Big Lake 14 South also came
up a little short in the Silver Divi-
sion final when they lost to the
Palm Beach Juniors 25-17, 25-21.
In the 12-and-under division,
Big Lake 12 Blue finished second
in their pool to advance to the
Gold Division where they lost to
Naples in the first semi-final
match. In the 12-and-under Gold
championship match Orlando
Volleyball Academy outlasted
Naples 26-28, 25-20, 15-6 to
claim the 12-and-under tourna-
ment title.
For the Big Lake Juniors, the
tournament was testament to
the club's growth and success
during the past eight years.
"There was a day, not all that
long ago; when no one in the
club volleyball community knew
who we were or where we were

from," explained May, who is
also the club director. "But now,
due partly to our longevity and
partly to our successes on the
court, we were able to draw 28
teams to this tournament. We
actually turned down another 10
to 12 teams because we just did-
n't have room.
"We utilized every gym in
Okeechobee, and I would like to
thank everyone who played a
part in making this tournament
possible. It was a lot of work, but
a credit to everyone involved.
We received a lot of compli-
ments about our facilities and
about how courteous everyone
was," he added.
The Big Lake Juniors will
wrap up the 2005 season on
April 23-24 when they travel to
Orlando to compete in the AAU
Florida Regional Champi-
onships. Seven Big Lake teams
will make the trip.


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Okeechobee Golf and Country Club held its annual club championship on March 20. Win-
ners were (left to right) Gary Lee, Bubba Mullins, Bridgette Waldau and Maurice DeSaulnier.

Miillins wins his fourth

OG&CC club championship

Sports Briefs

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
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 teams

Links tourney aids
Arnold's 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.

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 spon-
sorships are $150 for a tee or
Green. Corporate sponsorships
are $300 for a foursome and one
tee sponsorship.
All proceeds will benefit the
youth of Okeechobee County.
For information, contact Ben
Sims at (863) 467-8118.

The final round of the Okee-
chobee Golf & Country Club's
club championship was held on
Saturday, March 20.
Bubba Mullins won the Men's
Division by defeating Rick White
3-and-2 in the final match play.
Rick White finished second in the
Gary Lee won the Men's
Senior Division. He defeated Ron
White in 19 holes in the final
match play. Ron White finished
second in this division.
Maurice DeSaulnier won the
Men's Super Senior Division. He

beat Howard Shelkie 2-and-1 in
the final match play. Shelkie fin-
ished second in the division.
Bridgette Waldau won the
Women's Division. She defeated
Juanitta White 6-and-5 in the final
match play. White finished sec-
ond in the division.
Mullins' win was his fourth
club championship. He had won
in 2000, 2001 and 2002. It is the
first win for Lee, DeSaulnier and
All winners are long-time
members of the Okeechobee Golf
and Country Club. Mullins, Lee


and DeSaulnier are also members
of the Okeechobee Men's Golf
Association. Mrs. Waldau has
served on the board of directors
and is very active in junior golf
After the final match play, an
awards banquet was held. Len
Giafortone, club pro, and George
Guydosh, president of the board
of directors of the country club,
presented crystal trophies to the
club champions and pewter
plaques to all the second-place

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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
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
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-


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-
anc&s, tools as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice
at 467-2321 for pick-up, or deliver
items to 411 S.E.-Fourth St.

Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors is accepting
entries for their monthly property
beautification awards program:
The property does not have to be
for sale and is open to residential
and commercial property
throughout the county. For further
information or -to obtain entry
forms, contact Dale Ann Watford,
secretary of the Board at (863)
634-7311 or (863) 763-8222.

Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance
Facility, 306 N.W. Ninth Ave., and
the Okeechobee Landfill, 10800
N.E. 128th Ave. The vehicle main-
tenance facility is open from 8
a.m. until noon and from 1 p.m.
until 5 p.m., Monday through Fri-
day. It is closed on weekends and
holidays. Only recyclable materi-
als such as newspaper, aluminum
and metal cans, corrugated card-
board, glass jars and bottles and
plastics #1 through #7 are
accepted at the public facilities.
Items not accepted include: plas-
tic shopping bags; commercial
business items; tires; appliances;
electronic devices; yard trash;
household trash; oil, gas, paint or
household hazardous waste; and,
batteries. For more information:
contact Russell Rowland, county
solid waste manager, at (863)
763-1811; or, Waste Management
of Okeechobee at (863) 357-0111,
or (863) 763-4818.

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

Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volun-
teers to serve as advocates for res-
idents of 'nursing homes and
assisted living facilities. Volun-
teers are specially trained and cer-

tified to investigate and resolve
resident complaints and to carry
out inspections, of facilities.
Licensed social workers, pharma-
cists, elder law attorneys, physi-
cians, nurses and others with a
sincere interest in the elderly are
urged to apply. Call Linda Slattery
at (772) 595-1385.

Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For more information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020,
or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-

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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

Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
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License & credit checked
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For Appointment


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Experienced with some
diagnostic skills. Apply:
A&B Towing & Repair,
712 N. Parrott Ave., Okee-
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Must be 18 yrs of age
Apply in person
Needed for growing title
company. Fax resume to:
Servers, Cooks & Buffet
1111 S Parrott Ave.
The Clock Restaurant

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
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Competitive pay, benefits
and mileage reimburse-
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(Must be 21)
Must have CDL Exc.
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Ave. Okeechobee, FL
34972 No phone
calls please!!
Must have Class A or B
license. Experience in oper-
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Self motivated. Pay based
on exp. 863-634-0848
Dump Truck
Driver Needed
Clear Class A or B CDL
Apply at
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2308 S. Parrott Ave.

Wanted for construction job
for Underground Utilities,
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Experienced help
needed at Flower Shop.
Apply in person,
202 NE 2nd St., Suite 5

Prenatal/Infant health coali-
tion seeks Exec. Dir. with
experience in contracts,
fiscal mgmt, program
planning, MCH issues.
Masters degree in related
field and three years man-
agement experience pre-
ferred. OR Bachelors with
five years experience.
Closing April 15. Mail re-
sume to Healthy Start Coa-
lition, PO Box 2560, Okee-
chobee, FL. 34973 or fax
Needed full charge book-
keeper, Min. 5 yrs experi-
ence, Must have Quick-
book Knowledge, $30K+
and benefits, Fax resume
to (863)467-9396 for
appt. (863)467-0400 ask
for Laura at Travel Easy
HELPER Needed For install-
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$10 hr to start, will train
Call 863-467-4442 6-9p
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.

Lawn Service now hiring.
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valid dr. lic., over 18, will-
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Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed. $1150.

AIR CONDS- (1)- 3 ton, (1)-
5 ton, used 6 months,
$750 for both will sell sep-
arate. (239)243-6083.

the Plains Indian. Museum
quality. $2500. (863)763-

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

more, good shape, $75.

IS.eia Noti

HEADBOARD Wood full size
FREEZER, Upright, 11 cu. ft. $25(863)763-8085
$50. (863)763-5422 $ ( )7-05

Refrigerator, Commercial,
8x79x32, 3 dr, see thru,
$500 neg. You Haul. 863-
:.,d ti,, ;,, t i :'. & water
i- iCi: t,, 1 f ,u est offer.i

Whirlpool, 19 cu. ft. $300
or best offer. (863)635-
Side By Side w/3rd door.
Works really good. $125
neg. (863)675-2440
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.

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-

set. Sofa, Recliner & Love-
seat. Tan. $300. 863-612-
RECLINER, LANE, w/rocker
& swivel, cream with light
green stripes, '$250.
(863)467-8681 :
ROUND TABLE 4 chairs top
wood & white $50

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
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-

professional power mas-
sager, $250 or will separ-
ate. (863)357-2233.
WEIGHT SET, Welder Pros-
tack. $300 863-673-2671

Griddle, Farberware Rotis-
sorie. All electric. $45 all,
will sep. (863)763-9647
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white gold, diamonds,
$600. (863)467-0108

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

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

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-

BUNK BEDS Twin, Solid
wood w/bunky boards.
Rarely used. $225 863-
CHEST, Dark wood. Great
for blankets.- Good condi-
tion. $45. 863-763-0634

Coffee Table, 2 end tables
& sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops. $300/
all. (863)674-0467.
CHAIR, $50 for both, will
sep. (863)763-1059
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-
leafs, solid wood, 1940's,
good cond, $175. 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.

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.
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ORGAN- Hammond, Model
Elegante, 2 manual, full
pedal, Best offer, Free to
church or non profit.
ORGAN, Lowery, Big Holi-
day 1st, Must See!. $300.
(863)610-0521 ask for

RIERS- ABA Reg, all col-
ors, 8 wks old, (863)697-
2750. '
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 (M) Puppies & Mother.
CKC reg. Colors vary.
$425 Neg. 863-357-2250
pepper, 3 1/2 yrs old, good
w/older kids & adults,
$300, (863)357-0147.
Peach & White Doves, (2),
old enough to eat on their
own, $20 each. (863)675-
6214 aft 6 pm.
Ready to go, $100.

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

SPA. VITA. i Pe,.t n r, i ,j
new w- ie% puj '5'i 0': A
Go cart or free. (863)447-

Old, 401 Slantimatic, Sews
good. $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.

SAW, Table Style, Crafts-
man, 10". 27x40" Table.
$150. (863)763-7584

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

MACHINE- that will run off
12 volt or 110. (863)357-
Neck Pedal in good condi-
tion. Please call (863)763-


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with 12 smooth-spinning blades and a vane. Its
blade hub turns on a ball bearing attached to a shaft,
and the shaft, blades and vane pivot on a lazy-susan
bearing. The completed windmill stands nearly 7
feet tall at the tip of the uppermost blade and mea-
sures about 20 inches wide at the base.

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Windmills Package (No. C147)
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GELDING- 11 yrs, buck-
sskin color, smooth gait,
$2500 (863)447-2395.

11hp Briggs & Stratton,
well maintained,. $600.
16HP, Cub Cadet, Power
Plus, 42" cut, 37HRs,
$1950. (863)467-5933.
man, Like new, 15.5 hp,
42" cut. $450 (863)357-
Craftsman, 18 hp, 44" Cut,
6 spd. $450 (863)674-
11 hp, 36" cut. Runs good.
$200 863-357-3065

42" cut w/yard cart. Excel-
lent condition. $450.
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,
plow, $850. 863-674-

Rentals I

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/11/BA, Rim
Canal, no pets, $795 mo.
+ 1st & last. (863)467-
4668 bet 2-6.
OKEECHOBEE- 2/2, fully
furnished, $875, 1st, last
& Security. (863)634-

'pii'eley fumi w .l1 ameni-
ties. No pets. Kings Bay

1ba, screen room, boat
lift, on water, Still Availa-
ble, (863)763-6886 or

Office Space
For Lease, needs build out
completed. Approx. 2000
sq ft, willing to divide
into 2 separate office
spaces, close to hospital
For information 467-0831.

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 10015
Property- Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 10.3U0
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 10)
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

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

2 Bdrm, 2 Ba, 1700 sq. ft.
NEW: Appl., C/Air, Carpet &
Tile. New heated pool.
Must see! $165,000.

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

Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
AB 111 AU 237

14x52, zoned for workshop
in Glades Co. wired 220.
$2,000 neg 352-754-8514
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12 The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, April 5,2005

Mobile Homes

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

ble Wide, 2/2, New carpet/
title. Excellent condition.
$30,000. (863)467-6079

Park Trailer. 32' W/FI/rm,
C/A, Sm. Adult Park. Surn.
5940 HWY 441 SE lot 12
$12k 863-467-8830
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Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jot Sklis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs i035

17FT- take $1200 or trade
for economy car.
Single Axle,. Holds 14-16
ft. boat. $250. (863)763-
tri 140HP I/O Exc. cond.
$1500 (863)467-6876

KAYAK-Aquaterra Prism, sit
on top, 14'1"x 26", to
many features to list,
Place your ad online at
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PROLINE 153- 15'3", runs
good, 70HP Johnson, trir,
lots of gear, $500 neg.
12'2big board w/cntrbrd,
6.0 m sail & harness.
$300 (863)612-1044

Franklin Royal Executive
Park model '83, 12'x 35',
Very reasonable park
$7000. 239-612-0332.
low Stone, 30'. Exc. cond.
New awning. $6000/best
offer. 863-675-7145

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

cury 9.8, runs good, ask-
ing $400 or best of-
cury 125HP, 2002, Merc.
Warranty until 8/08,
$4000, (954)553-5140.
PELLER, for 40 50 hp.
Mercury motor, 10/4 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-,675-30-38

AWARD '94, 30', Like New.
$5,500. (863)946-1815
or (863)946-3333.
FLEETWOOD '99, 21', Hy-
brid, A/C, Bunkbeds,
sleeps 7, Good Cond Ask-
ing $8500 863-467-2773



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars l1015
Commercial Trucks 4001:
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks -1050
Sport Utility 40:55
Tractor Trailers 41060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4030

needs minor work, $550.

needs transmissionwork,
$450 or best offer.
Dodge Dart Swinger, '73,
blue, raised rear, orig.
slant 6, $1500. (863)635-
4357 aft 5.
FORD TAURUS, '95, dcark
green, nice body, cold a/c,
minor work, $1500.
NISSAN '89, Good paint &
body. Has blown gasket.
$300. neg. (863)763-
NOVA, '72- 6cyl, auto, 79K
miles, Daily driver 863-

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runs, needs some work,
body in good shape, $600.
Door, White. $1000

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

'85 runs & in good shape
$1250 or best offer
FORD BRONCO, '87- 4x4,
5.81t, body in good shape,
runs but needs work,
$2500 (863)634-4338.
4x4, $1800 neg. Call for
more information.

GOLF CART, Club Car, late
model, reconditioned, gas
& electric, $1495,
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878

FORD BRONCO, '79 parts
only, $300. ISUZU PUP
'85- parts only, $150.
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basement and/or garage?
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the classified and make
your clean up.a breeze!

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

Needs work. Nice body.
Doesn't run. $200 best of-
fer. (863)467-0987

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

Chevy C10 Stepside, '67,
solid body, 350 eng., runs,
needs some work, $1000.

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

LAREDO 1996, Good con-
dition. All power. $3000

MATTRESS- new, for Trac-
tor Trailer sleeper, 36x78,
plus sleeper pad mattress,
$60. (863)674-1695.
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a Delaware corporation
ant to a Final Summary Judgment
of Foreclosure dated March 29,
2005 entered in Case No. 220-CA-
30 of the Circuit court in and for
Okeechobee County, Florida,
CORPORATION III, a Delaware Cor-
poration is the Plaintiff and PATRI-
CIA A. JONES, et.al., are the Defen-
dants, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash, at the Front
Steps of the Okeechobee County
Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972 at
11:00 AM on 2nd day of May,
2005 the following described prop-
erty, as set forth in said Final Sum-
mary Judgment of Foreclosure, to
DATED this 29th day of March,
By: /s/ Landy Wherrell
Deputy Clerk

GOOSENECK '95 Stock/
Horse Trlr., 12 Ft. long w/
tandem axles. Exc. cond.
$1995 863-983-7734

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The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive Sealed Bids, for the
purpose of purchasing the following:
Septic tank effluent pumps
Automatic float assemblies
Altemators/Switches/Pump control assemblies
Miscellaneous pump appurtenances
Detailed specifications are available upon request from the office of the
Executive Director, at 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, Phone Number 863-763-
9460, Fax Number 863-763-3746. The OUA reserves the right to reject
any or all bids and to waive formalites in any bid wherever such rejection
or waiver is determined to be in the best interest of the OUA.
The Sealed Bids must be delivered to the Executive Director's office, lo-
cated at Okeechobee Utlity Authority Office, 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, on or
before 3:00 PM on April 11, 2005.
Landon C. Fortner, Jr.
Executive Director
565508 ON 04/04,5,6,7,8,9,10/05
The Board of County Commissioners of Okeechobee County is seeking
interested applicants for appointment to the Early Learning Coalition of
Martin and Okeechobee Counties.
The mission of the Early Learning Coalition is to provide all children,
from birth through five, quality educational opportunities in order to in-
crease their chances ol achieving future educational success and be-
coming productive members of society.
Applications may be obtained from the County Administrator's Office at
304 NW 2nd Street, Room 106, Courthouse, Okeechobee. All applicants
must complete a board/committee applications form.
Applications must be submitted to the County Administrator's Office no
later than 4:00 p.rn' on April 11, 2005.
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
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Community Events

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 Free-
dom Iraqi. The church will be sending care packages to 20 service-
men in the Army stationed in Iraq. These soldiers serving our coun-
try 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
history of the beautiful old building for $6. These are available at the
Chamber of Commerce. The Historical Society has reprinted the
small'booklet entitled "Pictorial History of Okeechobee County
Florida" that sells for $4. It, too, is available at the Chamber of Com-
merce. 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. Gover-
nor Jeb Bush makes the final appointments with terms of two or
four years. The council meets monthly to discuss programs and
needs of the children 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 com-
pleting 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 Can-
'dace at the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling
(863) 763-2488.

Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott
Ave., is open again. It 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
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for
two to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Mon-

day through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are
also looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board
member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate
well with the public and should be able to seek support from city
and county officials, business executives and other organizations.
Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for informa-

Chamber sponsors concerts
Brenda O'Connor, executive director of the Okeechobee Cham-
ber 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-

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 Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held'
at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. 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)

Courtesy photo/North Elementary

Tsunami Relief effort
Congratulations to Mrs. Harrison's fourth grade class for collecting the most change dur-
ing the schools recent Tsunami Relief effort. The school raised $3,762.43. Mrs. Harri
son's class collected $335.07. Surfin the Net rewarded the class with a pizza party on
Thursday, March 24. Way to go Mrs. Harrison's class and North Elementary School. The
money will be donated to "Lutheran World Relief" for the surviving children.

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