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Vol. 96 No. 102 Tuesday, April 12, 2005 504 Plus tax


SFWMD board
meets here today
The South Florida Water
Management District govern-
ing board will hold a public
meeting Tuesday, April 12, at
the Okeechobee Shrine Club,
S.R. 78, beginning at 1 p.m.
Items to be discussed
include the fast tracking of
Lake Okeechobee projects
and the staging of water on
private land.


AFL lineman
Al Lucas dies
Football League teammates of
Al Lucas stood stunned as the
300-pound lineman they
called "Big Luke" was carried
motionless on a stretcher off
the Staples Center floor.
Lucas, 26, a former player
with the NFLs Carolina Pan-
thers, died Sunday from a pre-
sumed spinal cord injury sus-
tained while trying to make a
tackle for the Los Angeles
Avengers, the team said.
"There's nothing you can
say about what happened,"
Avengers lineman Sean
McNamara said. "It never
entered our minds as a possi-
Sports, Page 8
Minor takes
bass tourney
Thirty-one anglers left the
Okee-Tantie Marina at safe
light Saturday morning to
compete in the Headturn-
ers3.com two-day bass tour-
nament. They returned for
weigh-ins onie hour later than
originally scheduled due to
heavy boat ramp use. At the
end of the day, Mark Minor
was in first place with 26.98
lbs. of Okeechobee large-
mouths followed by Ed Hat-
away in second place with
20.98 lbs., George Green in
third with 20.62 lbs., Doug
Harris in fourth with 19.86 lbs.
and Jim Wilson and Mike Dil-
lon sharing fifth place with
19.74 lbs. of bass.
The anglers again hit the
water of Lake Okeechobee on
Sunday morning. They fought
rain showers, humidity and
heavy traffic on the lake in an
attempt to take over the lead.
Sports, Page 8

Drought Index
Current: 139
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.35 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
14.32 feet
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WM ends talks with Glades Co.

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
In a decision announced Mon-
day, Waste Management officials
have broken off negotiations with
Glades County for the operation of
that county's existing landfill and a
proposed $7 million glass recy-
cling facility.
In a letter to the Glades County
Board of County Commissioners,
Waste Management Vice Presi-
dent for Central Florida David
Green cited several reasons for the
breakdown of negotiations.
Among those reasons were exten-
sive revisions to their agreement,
unacceptable terms and attorney
fees incurred by Waste Manage-
ment that are "excessive and far

above any sums that were antici-
pated and that have been histori-
cally encountered in such transac-
The commissioners will be told
of the company's decision at their
meeting today in Moore Haven.
As for the attorney fees, Mr.
Green indicated in the letter that
his company has already paid over
$200,000 and now Glades County
officials are asking for an addition-
al $45,000 to "replenish the profes-
sional fees escrow account."
In their initial proposal, Waste
Management offered to pay up to
$100,000 to Glades County as
reimbursement of professional
fees and expenses.
Waste Management was just
one of several companies that

wanted to enter into negotiations
with Glades County to handle their
waste and landfill. Waste Manage-
ment has been ranked first on the
list, but now the county will pre-
sumably begin negotiating with
rival South Carolina Waste Man-
agement Company Republic.
When Waste Management laid
out its initial offer to county offi-
cials, they guaranteed a $1 million
signing bonus, would pay to close
the existing landfill and pay all
attorney fees incurred in complet-
ing the deal.
Also, Waste Management
offered to put in a glass recycling
plant that would not only mean
jobs for Glades County residents,
but an economic shot in the arm
for the county's ailing financial sit-

Congratulations: Terrific Kids receive awards

Staff photos/Maria Chandler
Fifth graders at Central Elementary School received Terrific Kids awards from the Kiwa-
nis Club of Okeechobee. The awards were presented by Kiwanian Noel Stephen and
Assistant Principal Theda Bass. Receiving awards are: (in no particular order) Lacy Alt-
man, Kayla Chouinard, Ralph Jacobs, Mariah Parriott, Abigail Robledo, Jason Rucks,
Savannah Simpson and Hector Torres.

nation. "The information was unsub-
Mr. Green states in his letter five stantiated to our standard to
reasons for ending the negotia- prompt us to initiate an investiga-
tions. tion," said Agent John King, the
First, the county wanted Waste supervising agent in FDLE's
Management to be financially Sebring office.
responsible for any pre-existing Second on Mr. Green's list was
environmental conditions at the the alleged requirement by the
existing landfill and then defend county to build as many transfer
the county against any claims that stations as the county wanted. Mr.
may have violated deed restric- Green said the request was "totally
tions that bar the disposal of out- outside the proposal we made."
of-county waste. -- Next, he said the county's
At one point, information had modified draft was requiring any
been given to the Florida Depart- business associated with Waste
ment of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Management within the county or
in regard to the dumping of out-of- within a designated radius of the
county and possibly hazardous county be made subject the Solid
waste at the Glades County landfill Waste Management Agreement
but no investigation was ever con-
ducted. See Talks Page 2

OUA faces

busy agenda

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
From the looks of their agen-
da, this morning's meeting of the
board of directors of the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority (OUA)
should prove to be interesting.
Theywill be discussing boil water
notices as well as three topics that
have occupied a considerable
amount of their time in the past
- the King's Bay wastewater sys-
tem, a review of proposed
changes to OUA's rules and regu-
lations and deep well injection.
The meeting is scheduled to
begin at 8:30 a.m. at the OUA
offices, 100 SW. Fifth Avenue.
The board will be consider-
ing a draft of guidelines for

issuance of boil water notices.
The notification procedure
would use the local media, tele-
phone calls and door-to-door
delivery of notices. The board
will also consider the require-
ments and expense to contract
with a company that would call
the telephone numbers identi-
fied in a specific area and deliver
a recorded message.
Last year OUA entered into an
agreement with the King's Bay
Homeowner's Association to
replace pumps, install pump out
hatches and do other work to
upgrade the subdivision's sewer
See Agenda Page 2

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At an awards assembly at Seminole Elementary School fourth graders received Terrific
Kids awards. Presenting the awards was Kiwanian Devin Maxwell. Receiving awards
are: (in no particular order) for the month of January, Jordan Bolan, Alex Gaitan, Aman-
da Kennedy, Jose Loredo and for the month of February, Jennifer Arellano, Cervando
Cardozo, Taylor Lowe and Janet Smith. Not pictured is John Alan Mericle.

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Tractor-trailer fire
A Walpole tractor-trailer driven by Isidro Reyes of Ocoee
burst into flames Monday morning after its tarp came in
contact with live electrical wires. According to Officer
Frank Dillon of the Okeechobee City Police Department,
Reyes had parked the rig on N.E. Fourth Street between
S.E. Fifth and Sixth Avenues in order to cover the trailer
with a tarp when it came in contact with overhead elec-
trical wires causing the trailer to burst into flames. The
deputy stated that firefighters had to wait for Florida
Power and Light to shut off the power before they could
extinguish the fire.

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The Kings Bay Homeowner's
Association recently expressed
their dissatisfaction with the pace at
which OUA has been doing the
required workI In a letter dated Feb.
7, Mary Jurs of the King's Bay
Homeowner's Association noted
that homeowners had paid
$60,664 or roughly half of the
amount required by the agree-
ments. However, the letter stated
that OUA had used only $7,557.15
to replace 18 pumps, 16 floats and
one isolation valve. The homeown-
ers wanted to know when work
would begin to install the 22 inch
pump out hatches and lids, pumps
vaults and alarms required by the
In a Feb. 14 reply, L. C. Fortner,
OUA's executive director, said OUA
has new pumps and floats in stock
forreplacement as needed: The let-
ter went on to say that the tank
hatches and lids will be ordered
and that OUA did not have the
work force to install the new
pumps and hatches and lids; how-
ever, Mr. Fortner said that OUA
would make every effort to start
and complete the work as soon as
At the March 8 meeting, Ms. Jurs
asked when the required work

would begin. Mr. Fortner replied
that bids had been advertised for
the larger items.
"As we have time and manpow-
er available we will change out the
items, he said.
Ms. Jurs asked for some indica-
tion of when the ,job would be
done. Mr. Fortner replied that when
the bids are in he could give her an
answer. He suggested that by the
April meeting OUA might have
some sort of timetable as to the
accomplishment of the work speci-
fied in the agreement.
Request for proposals have
been submitted for the purchase of
the pumps, and other necessary
equipment. Once the necessary
items are received, the utility is pro-
posing to assign at least two people
to work at least four hours a day on
the project until it is completed.
So perhaps at this morning's
meeting, the homeowner's associ-
ation will receive a better answer
than at last month's meeting.
In another item carried over
from last month's meeting, mem-
bers will discuss changes to OUAs
current rules and regulations and
the draft of an information packet
to be given to new customers.
Current regulations call for the
customers to pay another capital
connection charge to restore water
service if it has been terminated for
one year. One of the proposed


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changes would require three years
to elapse before another capitol
connection charge is imposed.
Another proposed change
would require OUA to review any
proposed change to a customer's
residential or non-residential build-
ing and impose an additional capi-
tol connection fee if the proposed
change causes an increase in the
capacity of water and sewer
Another proposed change
would require a developer's agree-
ment to allocate water and sewer
At today's meeting, board
members will comment on sug-
gested changes.
At their regular meeting on Feb.
8 and at a special meeting on Feb
24, board members discussed
options for disposal of treated
wastewater. Three options were
discussed: onsite wetland and sur-
face discharge into Taylor Creek,
shallow well injection and deep
well injection.
At the Feb 24 meeting John Hay-
ford, OUA's operations manager,
stated that shallow well injection
might not be an option because of
nearby potable water wells.
Now it appears that there could
be more stringent phosphorous
requirements for Taylor Creek. That
would make the created wetland
option less practical and require
more testing of discharged water.
Joe May, program manager for
the underground injection wells
program for the Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection
(DEP), will be at the meeting to
provide information and to answer
board members questions con-
cerning deep well injection.
In other other action the board
is expected to:
approve a pay request from
Cardinal Construction;
purchase a generator;
purchase a one-ton truck;
acquire an easement from
Sandra Pearce;
contract to provide equip-
ment for the surfacewater treat-
ment plant;
consider purchase of comput-
er equipment for operation of the
new surfacewater treatment plant;
review the audit for the fiscal
year ending Sep. 30,2004;
discuss a proposed salary
schedule for employees; and,
review the finance report of
the period ending 31 March.

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between Glades County and Waste
Management, which was also out-
side the company's proposal.
The next change in the county's
draft lowered the rate for managing
the county's waste from $38.50 to
$27.67 per ton.
Finally, the modified draft "disal-
lowed the cure of default and
imposed other requirements.
"Cure periods," alleged Mr.
Green, "are standard in contracts
such as these."
A cure period is a specific period
of time that allows the respondent
to make amends to address
Mr. Green stated that his compa-

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The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Kindergarten registration a

will begin onApril 18 r.

The Okeechobee County
School Board will be holding
Kindergarten registration at the
following schools: April 18,
North Elementary School, 462-
5100; April 19, South Elemen-
tary School, 462-5087; April 20,
Seminole Elementary School,
462-5116; April 21, Everglades
Elementary School, 462-510.8;
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
following 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 physi-
cian since Sept. 1, 2004.
Please contact the school
your child will attend to sched-
ule an appointment for kinder-

garten registration. If you do not
know which school your child
should attend, contact the Ele-
mentary Programs Office at
(863) 462-5000 ext. 242.

Matricula Para El Jardin De
Infantes (Kindergarten)
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
Central-(863) 462-5077;
Everglades (863) 462-5108;
North (863) 462-5100; Semi-
nole (863) 462-5116 and
South (863) 462-5087.
Matriculacion del kinder
18 de abril, North Elementary
School, 462-5100;e 19 de abril,
South, Elementary School,
(863)462-5087; 20 de abril,

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(863) 462-5116, 21 de abril, Ever-
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Pongase en contact con la
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para hacor una cita.

IRCC has solution to teacher shortage

FORT PIERCE Implement-
ing solutions to the critical teacher
shortage, Indian River Communi-
ty College is offering an Educator
Preparation Institute, an acceler-
ated teacher certification program
for those who hold a bachelor's
degree in a field other than teach-
ing. Interested Treasure Coast res-
idents are invited to a free infor-
mation session about the
program on Tuesday, April 26 at 6
p.m. at the Health Science Center
at the College's Main'Campus in
Fort Pierce.
Participants who complete the
competency-based preparation
program are eligible for employ-

ment as a classroom teacher, and
the Educator Preparation Institute
also helps participants prepare for
teacher certification. The acceler-
ated courses are offered in inten-
sive one-week formats during the
summer, beginning June 6, and
on Saturday during the school
year, so career changers can
progress quickly while still
employed in another field.
A prototype program to be
introduced at Florida community
colleges, the Educator Prepara-
tion Institute concept is modeled
upon IRCC's highly successful
Bridge to Teaching program that
has resulted in the placement of

45 new teachers in Treasure Coast
schools. One of these is Rashard
Morgan, who teaches American
History and Economics at Vero
Beach High School. Morgan is
happy about his career change
and said: "I love teaching and
enjoy the fact that it's a different
challenge every day."
The Information Session will
be held in the IRCC Health Sci-
ence Center, Room 106, off 35th
Street and Virginia Avenue in Fort
Pierce. For additional informa-
tion, contact Gale Patterson toll-
free at 1-866-866-7508 or mpat-

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Terrific fourth graders
Fourth graders at Everglades Elementary School received awards for the third nine
weeks. Kiwanian Ellie Brooks and Principal Ard gave out the awards to students. Receiv-
ing awards are: (in no particular order) Magdelena Esquivel, Katie Hatfield, Maribel San-
tamaria, Jared Gibson, Brittany Box, Taylor Kerby, Trevor Albright and Cody Casperson.

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Robert Taggert
Damian Robert Taggart, age
19, of Okeechobee. died Thurs-
day April 7,; 2005, at Holmes
Regional Hospital in Melbourne.
He was born on March 18, 1986,
in Fort Pierce and a 2004 graduate
of St. Cloud High School. He \\6s
a member ofithe First Missionarn
Baptist Church in Ytee,.lHaw,Junc-,
tion and was
employed by
the Pilot Gas
Station in Yee
Haw Junction.
He is sur-
vived by: his -
parents, Jimn
and Nanc\
Dunn of Okee
chobee; two Damian
brothers, Coty Robert Taggart
A. and Shane Robert Taggart
M: 'Taggart,
both of Okeechobee; five aunts,
Kim Price and Michelle Harris
both of Okeechobee, Regina,
Dunn and Frankie of Yee Haw
Junction, Linda Stobs of Apopka,
Debra Black of Jacksom ille; and,
Uncle Curtis Strahlman of Okee-
Visitation will be held today,
Tuesday April 12, from 4 until 8
p.m., at the Bass Okeechobee
Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held
NWednesday April 13, at 11 a.m., at
the First Missionary Baptist
Church in Yee Haw Junction, with
Pastor Rex Terman officiating.
Interment to follow at the
Kenansville Cemetery, Kenans-
ville, ee Haw Junction.
Robert Benjamin
Robert Benjamin Mosakowski,
age 65, of Okeechobee, died
WVednesday, April 6, 2005 He was
born in Conshohosken, Pa and
was a resident of Okeechobee for
41years, coming from Little. Rock,
Ark. He served in the Air Force. He
worked as:.a counselor for the
Eckerd Fouindation in Okee-
chobee for 17 years. He was the
son of the late Nellie (O'Baron)
He is survived by: his sons,
Michael Mosakow ski of Rincon,
Ga., and Robert B. Mosakow\ski.,
Jr of Little Rock, Ark.; daughters,

Donna D. Wylie of North Little
Rock, Ark. and Karla J.
Mosakowski of Okeechobee.
Arrangements are being han-
dled by All County Funeral Home
& Crematory, ,1010 N.W. Federal
Highway, Stuart.
Isabelle Cornelia
Hunter Manieri
Isabelle Cornelia Hunter
Manieri, age 97, Of Okeechobee,
died Monday, April 11, 2005, at
her residence. She was born
March 21, 1908, in Winter Beach.
Mrs. Manieri, formerly of. Vero
Beach and Fort Pierce, had been a
resident of Okeechobee since
1982. She was,
a homemaker,
loved Gospel
music, reading
her bible and
attended the
Church of God
She r was
preceded in
death by: her 1
.husbands, Isabelle
Oliver Hunter Isabelle
and Joe Manieri
Manieri; and,
sons, Leroy Hunter, Junior
Hunter, Merle Hunter, Eugene
Hunter, Lloyd Hunter, and Stan-
ford Hunter.
Survivors include: her sons,
Harold (Connie) Hunter of Ohio,
Richard (Carol) Hunter of Vero
Beach, Earl (Fay) Hunter of
Baconton, Ga. and Marvin
(Delores) Hunter of Port St. Lucie;

daughters, Linda Hunter of Okee-
chobee, Aileen (Rivers) Anderson
of Vero Beach, Lucille Farmer of
Baconton, Ga. and Janet
(Tommy) Bessenbacher of Okee-
chobee; 58 grandchildren; 86
great-grandchildren; and, 40
Friends may call at the Buxton
Funeral Home on Wednesday,
AprI 13, fr,-ro 9 until 11 a.m.
Graveside funeral services and
interment will follow in the White
City Cemetery, 3800 Sunrise
Boulevard, Fort Pierce, at 1 p.m.
Pastor Ralph Bunting will offici-
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
J. Will Smith
J. Will Smith, age 84, of Okee-
chobee, died Monday April 11,
2005, in Okeechobee.
Mr. Smith retired from the
automotive mfg. business where
he.was a job setter.
He is survived by: his daughter,
Linda Ann McGregor of Okee-
chobee; two sons Sammy Ray
Smith of Hartselle, Ala. and Jerry
Wayne. Smith of Michigan; three
sisters, Neva Brown of Lake City,
Tenn., Faye Smiddy of Clinton,
Tenn., Della Chapman; 14 grand-
children; nine great-grandchildren;
and, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be in Lake
City Tenn.
All local arrangements are
entrusted to the loving care of
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home.

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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:
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Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
Illegal Dumping
"This is to the person who dumped a couch on Cemetery
Road. If I ever see you dump anything out, I am going to get
your license plate number and turn you in. Come pick the
couch up and take it to the dump please."

Gas Prices
"Why is it when crude oil goes up a dollar the next day we
see an increase at the pump? But when it goes down a dollar,
the pump stays the same? Could it be greed by the oil compa-

Airboat Noise
"We would like to know if there is any regulation regarding
airboats making noise at all hours of the night and repairing and
tuning their boats at the Okee-Tantie boat ramp or field. They
keep the people in the area awake. They need to put mufflers
on their airboats to make them less noisy, or move them to Indi-
an Prairie." (Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. We spoke with
the county and we were told they do not have a noise ordi-

Letter to the Editor

Courtesy photo/Thomas A. Markham, www.tommymarkham.com

Looking Back ...
This was the 0.0. 'Buckshot' Davis building in 1920 on S.W. Park St. and Third Ave. It was used as the Okeechobee
County Courthouse before 1925. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens to
share with our readers? Bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you

Thank you
As service officer of the Buck-
head Ridge VFW Post #9528, I'
was asked to chair a program
named: VFW Operation Iraqi
Children School Supply Project,
and I would like to graciously
thank each and every individual,
company and organization that
donated toward this effort.
With the help of a lot of peo-
ple I was able to collect a great
amount of school supplies for
our troops, who are fighting in
Iraq, so they can be distributed
fo the children. Our military men
and woman are trying very hard
to bring democracy and free-
dom to a nation that hasn't
known it for many years. Your
donation will go along way to
show the people of Iraq that we
are not there to take over their
country, but to gain a new idea
of who they are as a people and
a nation.
I have fought in war, and no
soldier really -\anis to see war.,
Our troops are now trying to
build an infrastructure that can
support.a democracy and I am
very proud of them.
I am also sure they are very
grateful to the people of Okee-
chobee for giving of their hearts
for a very worthy cause, and just
maybe your donations will

change some of the hearts of
people in Iraq and dispel a lot of
the hatred we have seen in the
insurgents of that country.
I would like to thank the VFW
for starting this program, and I
would like to thank: Big Lake
VFW Post #10539; Melissa
Moore, support manager, and
Sharon Chin of Wal-Mart;
Tammy Potter of Okeechobee
Office Supply; Anthony Albright
of Quik Pack & Ship; Wallace
Norton of Norton's Cleaners;
Keith and Scott at the One Stop
Express gas station at Lock 7;
Winn-Dixie; Steve Levitt of Signs
of all Kinds; Alan Smith of the
Good Spirits Lounge; Mr. Gant of
V-Save; Fran McMillian and all
the people with TOPPS; WOKC
1570 Radio; The Okeechobee
News; Renee' Leonard and Bill
Douglas of Buckhead Ridge;
Burt Martin of Indiana; and, the
many people who dropped off
donations at the post whose
names I do not know.
I thank you, the VFW thanks
you and the men and women of
our armed forces thank you for
your generosity. And, we salute

Please forgive me if I inadver-
tently forgot someone.
With my warmest
regards and respect,
Robert E. Hare Jr.

Community Events

Church to host guest speakers
Resurrection Life Church, 1803 S.W. Third Ave., invites the
women of Okeechobee to attend a women's breakfast tea with
guest speaker Dr. Leslie McNulty. The topic will be "The
Woman Believer". Admission is free. However, it is necessary
to call and reserve seating, since attendance is by reservation
only. Call the church office at (863) 763-7770 for reservations.
This meeting will be held on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m.
until 1 p.m. Their will also be a meeting for the men on April 16.
It will start at 6 p.m., and will be facilitated by guest minister Dr.
Kevin McNulty.

Hancock family reunion scheduled
The annual Hancock family reunion is scheduled to take
place at Peace River Park in Fort Meade on April 16. It will be
held at the Peace River Park's large shelter, which is the one
closest to the highway. For information, call, Edith Brown (863)

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Upcoming Events

Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is
welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m. in the conference room at The
Gathering, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., for a weekly 12-step recovery and sup-
port group meeting for women overcoming chemical dependency. For
information, call (863) 467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
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 Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. 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, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to
life. Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meet at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1857 U.S. 441
S.E., which is located next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help
group that offers support and education for people Who have been diag-
nosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective
disorder or dual diagnosis.

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.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizons building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 5 until 6:30 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-
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 American Cancer Society meets at 7 p.m. at the Raulerson
Hospital U.S. 441 N. in the north dining room. The meetings are spon-
sored by the American Cancer Society and facilitated by their medical
advisor Dr. Heller. For information, call 1-800-224-6844.
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.

Diabetes Support Group meets at 2 p.m. in the Raulerson Hospital,
1796 U.S. 441 N., in the cafeteria. For information, contact Wanda Hass
at (863) 824-2780.
(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 Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, located at
412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m.
at the Golden Corral, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.20 plus tip for
lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For information, call
Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good, Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thursdays.
Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the next
camping site.
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.
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
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open for
blood donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Second
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
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.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until
noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park
St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. are also available at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Ongoing Caregiver. Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group that will
meet starting at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for and ill family member is
welcome to join us. The group is facilitated by social workers and pro-
vides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, informa-
tion and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St.
Free care for your loved ones is available at Dunklin Assisted Living/Day
Care at 407 N.W. Second Ave. For information call (863) 467-2321.
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association meeting will be held at the
home of Diane and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St., at 7 p.m. For
information, call (863) 357-7954.

Community Events

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 encour-
aged to attend. Membership is $15 annually. Visitors are wel-
come. For information, call (863) 467-2036.

Healthy Start Coalition will meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion will meet Wednesday, April 13, at 11:30 a.m. in their office at
575 S.W 28th Street. The coalition is part of a statewide network
of coalitions responsible for planning and implementing services
for pregnant women and infants. The coalition is made up of citi-
zens interested in promoting healthy families and healthy out-
comes for babies in Okeechobee. For information about the coali-
tion, contact Executive Director Leslie Spurlock at (863) 462-5877.

Classic car and motorcycle show planned
A free classic car and motorcycle show will be held Wednes-
day, April,13, from 5:30 until 8 p.m'. at the Buckhead Ridge Christ-
ian Church, 3 Linda Rd. There will be street rods, muscle cars,
classics and motorcycles. There will be live music, as well as hot
dogs and drinks. For directions or information, call Doug Martin at
(863) 697-6077.

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.

Golden Age Group to meet
The Golden Age Group will meet April 14 at noon for a covered
dish luncheon and meeting at the American Legion Post #64, 501
S.E. Second St. Members and guests are invited. For information,
call Lillian at (863) 763-9639.

Children's council will meet
The Children's Services Council will meet Thursday, April 14, at
5 p.m. in the conference room of the Okeechobee County school
board office at 700 S.W. Second Ave.

Barbecue to benefit Boy Scouts
The Williamson Cattle Company's 2005 barbecue supporting
the Boys Scouts 2005 Friends of Scouting will be held Thursday,
April 14. A meet and greet will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner
will start at 6 p.m. The barbecue will be held at the Williamson
Cattle Company Camp House on Cemetery Road (N.E. 39th
Blvd.) To RSVP, call David Pope at (863) 447-1189.

Diabetes support group will meet
The Raulerson Hospital diabetes support group will meet
Thursday, April 14, at 2 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria at 1796 U.S.
441 N. The guest speaker will be Pat Small, R.D., Raulerson Hospi-
tal's chief clinical dietitian. This is a free program offered to the
community. For information, call Pat Small, R.D., at (863) 763-

Hospice to host directives session
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a free information session
on advanced directives. The session will be held Thursday, April
14, at 10 a.m. at Hospice of Okeechobee, 411 S.E. Fourth St.
Refreshments will be served. For information or to RSVP, contact
Ms. Boutrin or Ms. Davis at (863) 467-2321, Monday through Fri-
day from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

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 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 day.

Women's Referral Luncheon planned
The Okeechobee Business Women's Referral Networking Lun-
cheon will be held at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441
S.E., on April 15, with networking at 11:30 a.m. and lunch at noon.
Women should bring business cards and information to promote
their business. The meeting provides networking opportunities
for women in business and is open to the public, no membership
or reservations are required. For information, call Robin Delgado
at 1 (800) 299-8878.

Juvenile Justice Council will meet
The Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council will hold their
monthly meeting Friday, April 15, at noon at the Okeechobee
County Library, 205 S.W. 16th St. The purpose of the meeting is to
enhance prevention and intervention of at-risk youth in Okee-
chobee County. The public is invited. For information, call Pat
O'Connor at (863) 763-3536.

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.


The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, April 12, 2005

To reset internal clocks to DST change takes time

Does daylight savings time
leave you tired? You are not alone.
Many people take a week or
longer to adapt to a change in
their sleep patterns.
Humans are diurnal creatures
- we are designed to sleep when
it is dark and"be active when it is
light. Your body's internal clock
gets used to a certain schedule
that responds to sunlight. Chang-
ing the time is not just a matter of
setting your clocks ahead an hour
- your internal clock also must
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happen overnight.
Children are most affected by
the time changes, according to Dr.
Jodi Mindell, author of "Sleeping

through the Night." Changing the
clock for Daylight Savings Time
means parents need to help their
children adjust to the schedules.
Dr. Mindell advises parents to
be strict about bedtimes. Darken
the room if it is still daylight out-
side and go through the normal
bedtime routines. Insist the child
stay in bed, even if he insists he is
not sleepy yet.
In the morning, don't let a child
"sleep in". Get them out of bed on
schedule. If you let them sleep
late, it will only be that much hard-

er to get the child to sleep at night.
Nutrition and exercise are also
important to resetting the body's
internal clocks. A healthy diet and
regular exercise will give you
more energy during the day.
For extreme cases, some
researchers say melatonin supple-
ments may help to reset the
body's internal clock. Melatonin is
a substance manufactured by the
human body during sleep. How-
ever, while melatonin is sold over
the counter as a nutritional sup-
plement, health officials warn that

it should not be taken unless you
first consult your doctor. There
could be adverse effects for those
taking this supplement. For exam-
ple, taking melatonin in supple-
ment form may make you drowsy.
Before taking any over the
counter drugs to help you sleep
or to help you stay awake con-
sult your doctor. Just because
these drugs are sold without a pre-
scription, it does not mean they
are safe for you. Consult your
physician before taking any nutri-
tional supplements or over-the-

counter remedies. This is especial-
ly important if you are on any pre-
scription drugs as some may have
adverse reactions to supplements
and non-prescription drugs.
In the fall, when Floridians "fall
back" one hour, the time change
is easier to adjust to, according to
researchers. This may be because
in the fall the days are becoming
shorter, so the body is already
adjusting to decreased daylight.
Also, when we "fall back" we gain
an extra hour of sleep on the night
of the change.

Health Briefs

Healthy Start Coalition will meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition will
meet Wednesday, April 13, at 11:30 a.m. in their office at 575 S.W. 28th
Street. The coalition is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsi-
ble for planning and implementing services for pregnant women and
infants. The coalition is made up of citizens interested in promoting
healthy families and healthy outcomes for babies in Okeechobee. For
information about the coalition, contact Executive Director Leslie Spur-
lock at (863) 462-5877.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit organi-
zation, 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 absti-
nence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tues-
days 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) 763-8859.
Diabetes support group will meet
The Raulerson Hospital diabetes support group will meet Thursday,
April 14, at 2 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria at 1796 U.S. 441 N. The guest
speaker will be Pat Small, R.D., Raulerson Hospital's chief clinical dieti-
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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
Freedom Iraqi. The church will be sending care packages to 20
servicemen in the Army stationed in Iraq. These soldiers serv-
ing 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.

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 dis-
cuss 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 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) 763-2488.

Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Par-
rott 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, Monday 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 execu-
tives 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-prof-
it 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 ultra-
sound, 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 locat-
ed 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 program 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 expect-
ed 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 locations: 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 Larsori'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 Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes, Mon-
day through Thursday, from 6 until 9 p.m.; Everglades Elemen-
tary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second 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 lan-
guage, 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 pro-
cessing sills will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and
navigate the internet. For the dates and times of these classes,

contact the Okeechobee 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 hurricanes. 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 Ele-
mentary School donated a check that they received from chil-
dren in Minnesota. The additional monies granted several fami-
lies assistance after the original funds were depleted. Thanks to
all the assistance from the children and families of Okee-
chobee. Other families who. still requested assistance were
referred to the Red Cross.

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Juvenile Justice names first medical director

Turner, M.D., M.P.H., has been
named the first Chief Medical
Director for the Department of
Juvenile Justice (DJJ),
announced Secretary Anthony J.
It is the first time in the 10-
year history of DJJ that a full
time Chief Medical Director will
monitor and evaluate care of
juveniles throughout the system
of private providers and state-
run facilities.
"We are thrilled to have a
physician with the outstanding
credentials of Dr. Turner,"
Schembri said. "It cannot be
underestimated how much this
new position means to the care
of juveniles throughout DJJ. This
is one of the most significant
improvements of the depart-
ment since it was created."
Dr. Turner said one of her first
.goals is to assess and evaluate
the existing health care system,
then standardize the policies
and care among DJJ's vast
statewide network of providers.
She plans to revise the Depart-
ment's Health Services manual
and oversee the revision of the
Mental Health and Substance
Abuse Services manual. Another
component of her, position .will
be to improve and enhannce' the
basic care of juveniles in the sys-
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First medical director for the
Department of Juvenile Justice
Shairi Turner, M.D., M.P.H.
as immunizations, dental care,
thorough mental health evalua-
tions, and care for sexually
transmitted diseases.
The mission of the Medical
Director's office will be to pro-
vide high quality, professional,
comprehensive, and timely
health ;care an~d mental health
services to the adolescents in
"I am thrilled to be able to
have such a significant impact

on such an important part of
Florida's population," Dr. Turner
said. "The proper medical care
of the juveniles in our care will
be my top priority. I will look at
this system across the board and
determine how we can improve
health, mental health and sub-
stance abuse."
Prior to her relocation to Tal-
lahassee, Dr. Turner provided
medical care to underserved
adults and children at The Mass-
achusetts General Hospital Med-
ical Walk-In Clinic in Chelsea,
Massachusetts. Also, working to
address the issue of dispropor-
tionate minority confinement for
the Massachusetts Governor's
Juvenile Justice Advisory Com-
mittee, Dr. Turner served on
Massachusetts' Disproportion-
ate Minority Confinement sub-
committee. In addition, she was
on the Board of Directors for
Bridge Over Troubled Waters, a
full service homeless shelter for
The native of New York City
earned an undergraduate degree
in Biology from Stanford Univer-
sity in 1991. In 1996, she
received the Doctor of Medicine
degree from Case Western Uni-
versity School of Medicine in
Cleveland, Ohio and was induct-
ed into the Alpha Omega Alpha
Honors Medical Society.
Dr. Turner completed the four
year Harvard Combined Internal

Medicine and Pediatrics Resi-
dency Program at the Massachu-
setts General Hospital and the
Children's Hospital of Boston in
2000. From 2001 to 2002, she
was a Commonwealth
Fund/Harvard University Fellow
in Minority Health Policy and
earned a Master of Public Health
from the Harvard School of Pub-
lic Health with a concentration
in Health Policy and Manage-
Most recently, she finished a
two-year Yerby Post-Doctoral
Research fellowship at the Har-
vard School of Public Health in
the Harvard Injury Control
Research Center and Youth Vio-
lence Prevention Center. It was
during this time that Dr. Turner
did research in the areas of men-
tal illness and substance abuse
specifically as they relate to the
disproportionate number of
minority adolescents in the U.S.
juvenile justice system.
Dr. Turner is the proud moth-
er of two young children and the
wife of Dr. Jimmie Davis.
"To have such a tremendous-
ly qualified physician take the
reins of this new position will
bring dynamic changes system-
wide to the department and the
jiivehiles we serve," Schembri
'said. "This is a giant leap for-
ward-fdr'rour department and
will bode well for the youths in
our care."

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Mark Minor held on to win the Headturners3.com bass tour-
nament Sunday at Okee-Tantie Marina. Minor was in the lead
after the first day of fishing with 26.98 Ibs. of bass and
brought an additional 16.20 lbs. to the scale on Sunday to
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Jim Wilson was tied for fifth place at the end of the day on
Saturday with 19.74 Ibs. of fish. He hooked 17.42 lbs. of
largemouths to jump into second place Sunday afternoon at
the Headturners 3.com tourney.

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bass tournament

By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Thirty-one anglers left the
Okee-Tantie Marina at safe light
Saturday morning to compete in
the Headturners3.com two-day
bass tournament. They returned
for weigh-ins one hour later than
originally scheduled due to
heavy boat ramp use. At the end
of the day, Mark Minor was in
first place with 26.98 lbs. of
Okeechobee largemouths fol-
lowed by Ed Hataway in second
place with 20.98 lbs., George
Green in third with 20.62 lbs.,
Doug Harris in fourth with 19.86
lbs. and Jim Wilson and Mike
Dillon sharing fifth place with
19.74 lbs. of bass.
The anglers again hit the'
water of Lake Okeechobee on
Sunday morning. They fought
rain showers, humidity and
heavy traffic on the lake in an
attempt to take over the lead.
The results were still up in the
air as the final six made their

way to the scale. The last angler
to weigh in was Minor. There
were only three fish in his bag,
and it seemed as though he had
been knocked out of the lead.
But, those three fish weighed in
at 16.20 lbs. bringing his two-
day total to 43.18 lbs.
Jim Wilson jumped from fifth
place to second with a two-day
total of 37.16 lbs.
Tom Morse came from
behind to slip into third place
with his two-day total of 34.34
lbs. of bass.
"I caught them flipping
bacon rind," stated Morse.
Fourth place went to John
Supley with 33.78 lbs.
Ed Hataway finished in fifth
place with 31.96 lbs. of bass.
Of the 271 fished weighed in,
269 were released back into the
The next Headturners3.com
tournament will return to Okee-
Tantie on May 14-15.


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Sports Briefs

Youth cheerleader
meeting is planned
There will be a mandatory
parent/student meeting on Fri-
day, April 15, at 5:30 p.m. of all
fifth, sixth and seventh grade
girls interested in becoming
Chobee Bulls cheerleaders. The
meeting will be held in the Year-
ling Middle School library.
A cheerleading clinic will take
will be held from Monday, April
18, to Thursday, April 21, at YMS
beginning at 5:30 p.m. Try-outs
will be Friday, April 22, in the
Yearling gymnasium beginning
at 5:30 p.m. sharp.
For information contact Bar-
bara Stokes at (863) 634-9174.

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 team.

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.

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 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.


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

Movie times for Friday, April 8,
through Thursday, April 14, are as
Theatre I "Sahara" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9:05
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9:05 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:05
Theatre 11 "Fever Pitch" (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 p.m.
Theatre Ill "Miss Congeniality
2" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 9
p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 4:15
Also showing at Theatre III-
"Guess Who" (PG-13) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 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-


Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to pro-
vide foster children a normal
family life with nutritious meals,
good daily care and a stimulat-
ing environment. Foster parents
may be married, divorced or sin-
gle. Their most important char-
acteristic is that they are caring
individuals who understand the
problems and needs of foster
children. Please contact Karissa
Richards at 1- (800) 403-9311.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Since its creation by Congress
in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary has served as the civil-
ian, non-military component of
the Coast Guard. Today, the
33,000 volunteer men and
women of'the"U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary are active on tle,water-
ways and classrooms in over
2,000 cities and towns across the
nation. Each year, Auxiliarists
(folks just like you) save almost
500 lives, assist some 15,000
boaters in distress, conduct
more the 150,000 courtesy safety
examinations of recreation ves-
sels and teach over 500,000 stu-
dents in boating and water safe-
ty courses. The results of these
efforts save taxpayers hundreds
of millions of dollars every year.
For information, call (863) 467-

EYDC is in
need of volunteers
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs
throughout the state. The Eckerd
Youth Development Center
(EYDC) needs you to share your
skills or special talents in making
a difference in the lives of trou-
bled youth..Volunteers are need-
ed as tutors, translators, arts and
crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instruc-
tors, recreation aides and assis-
tance in developing a youth
choir. Wouldn't you like to make
a difference? If so, please con-
tact Rick Hargraves at EYDC,
7200 U.S. Hwy. 441 N., Okee-
chobee, Fl. 34972. '(863) 763-
2174, ext. 234.

Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County
Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th
Ave., has announced a new
service for those patrons with e-
mail accounts. You can join the
Chapter-A-Day Online Book
Club sponsored by the Friends of
the Okeechobee County Library.
All you need to do is visit the
library's web page at
www.heartlineweb.org/oke and
choose the link to the Online
Book Club. Simply follow the
directions on the page. You will
start receiving chapters from
popular books in your daily e-
mail. After you have read two or
three chapters from a book, you
will begin receiving chapters
from a new one. Each Monday
you will start a new book. There
is no charge for this service. You
don't even need a library card.
All you need is an e-mail address
and five minutes a day to sample
the wonderful world of reading.




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FORD KEY- found in Wal
Mart parking lot, has'com-
,puter chip inside,

BIRD, MACAU (Parrot),
Multi-Colors. Vic. of Lake-
shore Middle School.
(561)996-0060. Reward.
CAT, White Calico, Female,
Vic. of Wolf Rd. & Eagle
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LOST WALLET Outside of
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441. Brownish red. Please
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White, has limp, last seen
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3689 or 763-5151 or 467-

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CATS, 2, Female, All under
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doors pets. To good home
only. (863)763-3753


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

For large cooler operation.
Must be able to operate a
forklift. H.S. Diploma, Com-
' petitive salary based on
experience. Apply in person
at Cabbage Florida, 8751
NW 240th St or fax resume
to 863-357-1162
FT/PT $30 Chair rent or
30% Commission Rocky
Must be 18 yrs of age
Apply in person
Apply @ Royals Ashley
Home Store, 804 E. North
Park St. (863)763-6293
ed Salary negotiable:
Based on experience and
tools (863)357-2150.

Wanted for construction job
for Underground Utilities,
streets & sewer.

10 qualiy, your ad
for a personal item (No commercial items, pets or animals) .'-.,
Must fit into 1 2 inch
(that's 4 lines. approximately 23 characters per line)
.'lust include only one item and its price .
(remember it must be S2 500 or less) .
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Knowledge and ability to perform routine roadway
maintenance practices and procedures. Skill and ability
in the safe operation of motor vehicles and other mech-
anized equipment.
This position requires a valid State of Florida "Class B",
Commercial Drivers License with an air brakes en-
SALARY: $742.50 Bi-Weekly
Applications must be submitted electronically thru Peo-
ple First at https://jobs.myflorida.com/index.html or
call the People First Service Center for assistance at 1 -
Applications must be submitted no later than Mon-
day, April 18, 2005. The Florida Department of
Transportation is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative
Action Employer and Drug Free Workplace. New em-
ployees must sign and consent to required testing.
Refusal voids any job offer. Females and minorities
are encouraged to apply.

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

Certified Dietary Manager
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Full Time w/Benefits
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street

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Southern Gardens Citrus
seeks an individual with
previous laboratory experience.
Minumum high school or GED required.
Good computer and math skills needed.
Contact HR Dept. @:
863-902-4185, fax 863-902-4315, or

Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete4the-
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 Fo$ Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442


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

Professional Floor Maintenance
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Full Time w/Benefits
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street

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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

East Coast law firm, serving
the Treasure Coast for 29
years, is expanding its firm
to Okeechobee. Applicant
must be experienced in
Real Estate or Civil Litiga-
tion, preferably both. Sala-
ry commensurate with ex-
perience. Send resume to
Wes Harvin, c/o Harvin,
Harvin & Pinnock, LLP,
Suite 210-B, Stuart, Fl.
General Office Duties, need
experience in Excel and
Word. Fax resume to 863-


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

Must be able to work
nights and weekends
Apply in person at
Northlake Washbowl
next to Publix

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MA, LPN or
Needed for busy
doctors office. Experience
required. Excellent Benefits.
Call: 863-673-4011. :
Place your help wanted ad
online at
classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com
train. Apply in person at
Brahman Theater III 1605
S Parrot Ave.
Service Electrician &
Petroleum Technician
Clean driving record,
DFWP, 401k, paid
,Wilson Petroleum
Mechanical back ground.
Career Oppt. Okeechobee
Motor Co 3175 Hwy 441 S
Mechanical back ground
Career Oppt. Okee. Motor,
Co. 3175 Hwy 441 S.
Title Insurance
Closer Needed
Must have experience
and be energetic &
friendly. Fax resume to:
Truck Driver Wanted
CDL Class A req'd.
Local Hauling
We are growing!
With our new mini-mart Ft.
Drum Citgo has new op-
portunities for career em-
ployment or part-time po-
sition s. Competitive pay,
benefits and mileage reim- .
bursement. Will train re-'
sponsible people. Shift po- ^
sitions available for cash-
iers, drivers and fuel ser-
vice attendants.
Apply at Ft. Drum Citgo,
mm184, FI., Turnpike
(863)763-9383 DFWP.

For Surgeons Office in,
Okeechobee Exp. Pref. Fax
resume: 772-283-4919
Place your help wanted ad
online at
classfl.html or
mailto: classad@newszap.com "

Must like animals
Great for students after
school. (863)634-3452.
home for 8 mo. old child.
Mon. & Wed. 5:30p-8:30p.
Call 863-801-3364
Part time, Call for interview


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Real Estate Department
..... inBusy Law Office ......
Seeks: Secretary/Legal Assistant.
Seeking Responsible, Well-Organized
Individual with Real Estate/Legal
Experience. Good typing skills a must;
knowledge of Word Perfect preferred.
Salary commensurate with experience.
Call Susie at 863-763-3131
for information.


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Assistant Managers 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.

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3:15pm M-F. $200. per wk
Call (772)215-6918.
Place your help wanted ad
online at
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mailto: classad@newszap.com

NEW IN TOWN- All phases
of carpentry, concrete and
finish work, no job to
small. Reasonable pay ac-
cepted. (765)730-0227.

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online at
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mailto: classad@newszap.com

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will never knowingly ac-
cept any advertisement
that is illegal or consid-
ered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable
value, such as promises
of guaranteed income
from work-at-home pro-
grams if it sounds too
good to be true, chances
are that it is. If you have
questions or doubts
about any ad on these
pages, we advise that be-
fore responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at 772-
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well as long distance foil
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to alert our reader of
these charges in the ads,
but occasionally we may
not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

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helps you understand the
world around you. No
wonder newspaper read-
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services 435


Reasonable Rate
Licensed & Insured.

for Mobile Homes. Call
Now! Bob 357-3141

Shell Rock &
Bob Cat work

Specializing in difficult
tree removals. Broken
limbs & power lines.
Call (863)261-5358.

Time to clean out the attic,
basement and/or gar-
age? Advertise your yard
sale in the classified
and make your clean up a


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets.Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
CoinsStamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps,'Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRd 735
Wanted to Buy 740

.Ton Package Unit w/Heat.
Never installed. $1150.

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

Get a quick response to
any item you may be sell-
ing with a classified ad.

dition. $50. (863)763-

FREEZER, Upright, 11 cu. ft.
$50. (863)763-5422

with microwave cart, ex-
cellent condition, $50.
Refrigerator, Commercial,
8x79x32, 3 dr,,see thru,
$500 neg. You Haul. 863-
Side By Side w/3rd door.
Works really good. $125
neg. (863)675-2440
MAKER- good condition,
$75. (863)357-3105.

STOVE, GE, Electric, All
works well. $100 or best
offer. (863)675-2440

14.1 cu. ft. $50. Can deliv-
er within LaBelle. Call Rob-
ert (863)675-2199.
WASHER (Whirlpool) &
DRYER (Frigidaire). Good
cond. Moving must sell.
$100 (863)763-2958

BOOKS Assortment from
Romance to Encyclopedia.
10-20 boxes. $100.

40"W x 60"L, 45"W x
42"H, 75"W x 49"H. $350.
Will Sep. 863-467-6102
LUMBER, Pressure Treated,
4x4x10. Approx. 150.
$1500 value. $900 for all,
will sep. (863)843-0058
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.


Task Upright weight
bench, must see, $200
neg. (863)467-2292.

Place your ad online at
classfl.html or mailto:

white gold, diamonds,
$600. (863)467-0108

LOW (2)- beautiful pattern,
$200 neg. (863)763-7584
after 5.
Place your ad online at
classfl.html or mailto:
PROJECTOR, Kodak Slide
Carousel, Model 750H,
works fine, exc. condition,
$30. (863)357-3779
PROJECTOR, 3M 910 Over-
head, works fine, excellent
condition, $30. (863)357-
3779 '
SCAT SCOOTER. '96- grey,
electric cart, wide, front
basket, good cond, 2 batt.
$325. (863)763-7697.

ORGAN- Hammond, Model
Elegante, 2 manual, full
pedal, Best offer, Free to
church or non profit.
PIANO Conn, Great cond.
Asking $600. (863)357-

RIERS- ABA Reg, all col-
ors, 8 wks old, (863)697-
CATAHOULA, reg. 12-wks,
housebroken, doggy door,
some commands. $100.
each. (863)467-0380.
COCKATIELS (3)- nice, with
cage and stand, $100.

MACAW- Blue and gold,
3yrs old, $780 or best of-
fer. (863)234-9553.

SHEPHERD- puppies,
asking $20. (863)612-
4 (M) Puppies & Mother.
CKC reg. Colors vary.
$425 Neg. 863-357-2250
pepper, 3 / 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.
RABBIT CAGE, Large. $30

5yrs. Couch potato. Needs
loving home. Great com-
panion. (863)467-0380.

HOT TUB, Leisure Bay,
Complete, Seats 2, Like
brand new. Hardly used.
$1500 863-357-6455

|Machines 70

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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.

Tony Lama, Black cherry
w/lizard. 71/2, Must see.
$175. (863)634-0387
SHOES, Dress, Sz. 9, Name
brand, never worn. Pd
$65, Now $20. Taylor
Creek. 863-763-0867

366c Tower complete all
books & disks, 17" moni-
tor, $200. (772)461-8822
PAINTING of Loxahatchee
River by.l. Fletcher of Jupi-
ter '50's. $200. (772)461-

BEDROOM SET, 3 pcs., (No
Bed) $350. (239)728-

BED SKIRTS, (2) Twin, light
green, $6. (863)467-

BUNK BEDS Twin, Solid
wood w/bunky boards.
Rarely used. $225 863-

$50. (863)763-9647

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

Wood. $150 239)728-

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

DINING RM SET, seats 10.
w/6ch's., lighted hutch.
Sacrifice for $1,000. in
Okee. (863)467-2132.
DINING TABLE with 4 chairs
good condition $100

DRAWERS- Goes under
Capts. Bed. $50 or best
offer. (863)467-0987.

black, fits 27" TV, good
condition, $50. (561)252-
1371 (cell)
RECLINER, LANE, w/rocker
& swivel, cream with light
green stripes, $200.
WATERBED King size.
$100. (863)467-4049.

GOLF CLUBS- 30 Misc,
clubs, ncid sets, $6.00
each, 2 bags $7 each.
GOLF CLUBS, Calloway,Big
Bertha, War Bird & Regu-
lar. $165 for all, will sep.
WORK CART- 4 seater,
truckbed, 36V, with charg-
er, good condition, $1100.


Wright iron, 4 chairs. $45.

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


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

FORT DRUM, 2 Bdrm., 2
Ba, garage. Quite country
setting. Small pet okay.
Fenced yard Monthly or
seasonal. (305)944-

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.

Private BR/BA incl. all util.
& phone (except long dis-
tance) $500 mo.

Real Estate

Business Places -
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 Slate -
Property Sale 1055
Property inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

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

scale Golf Community set
amid Dye designed 18
hole course in Carolina
Mountains. Breathtaking
views. Near Asheville NC.
A sanctioned Golf Digest
Teaching Facility! Call toll-
free (866)334-3253 ext
om Price: $59,900, 10%
down, balance financed
12 months at 4.49% fixed,
one year balloon, OAC.

Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
AB111 AU 237

Mobile Homes

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


4' wide 54" high

FLEETWOOD '93, 14'x 50',
2br, 1 ba, Needs to be
,moved. $2500. 863-675-
6651 aft 6pm

OKEECHOBEE '93, 14'x48',
2br 1ba w/20'x 42' FI/Rm
by Canal. $24,000 firm

Park Trailer, 32', w/Fla.
room, adult park, fur-
nished, Hwy 441 & SR 70,
$15,000. 917-836-8628.

needs repairs, located in Ft
Drum, 441 & Cemetery Rd.
S$1000. (917)836-8628.

2Bd/2Ba in Taylor Creek Isles for Rent
$1,000 a month. First, last and $600 security.
Furnished optional.
3Bd/2Ba in Taylor Creek Isles for Rent
$900 a month. First, last and $600 security.
Washer & Dryer. NO PETS PLEASE!
Call Kristy Cantrell-Ichimura, 763-3566


Boats 3005
Campers 'RVs 3010
Jet Skims 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
MoLorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035

BOAT, 14', Aluminum w/'01
trailer & 5.5 hp, Johnson
0/B, Seats, Trolling motor.
$1200 (863)763-6069
BOAT MOTOR '91 Mariner,
Long shaft with controls.
$1100. (863)634-2761.

Single Axle, Holds 14-16
ft. boat. $250. (863)763-
BOAT, Trihull & Trailer,w/
50HP Johnson. Set up for
nite fish. Gr. cond. $2,200.
Place your ad online at
classfl.html or mailto:
1995, Sweet Water, w/trlr.
& all access. $5200 or best
offer. (863)357-4751
New marine plywood floor,
approx. 50hrs. on Yamaha
Motor w/power trim & trol-
ling motor. $3500 (863)
467-2609 after 2pm.
TRI-HULL, 16 Ft., 70 hp
Evinrude. Lots of extra's.
$1300 or best offer.

FLEETWOOD '99, 21', Hy-
brid, A/C, Bunkbeds,
sleeps 7, Good Cond Ask-
ing $8500 863-467-2773

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

cury 125HP, 2002, Mere.
Warranty until 8/08,
$4000, (954)553-5140.

$1500. (863)635-3439

HONDA 124M'85,3 Wheel-
er Runs $500. (863)357-

YAMAHA PW 80 '95,
Runs good, $500.

Fleetwood Mallard, '99,
25' Travel Trailer, c/a,
heat, refrigerator, micro-
wave, range, sleeps 6,
$7000. (863)983-3189/
Seadoo Jet Boat
Sport LE, '01
130hp, low hrs., garage
kept, boat cover & trailer
. (863)983-3189/228-1277


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

needs minor work, $550.

Buying a car?
Look in the classified.
Selling a car?
Look in the classified.

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Dodge Dart Swinger, '73,
blue, raised rear, orig.
slant 6, $1500. (863)635-
4357 aft 5.
vertible. Good cond. Runs
good. New tires. $1400
neg. (863)946-1728

vertible, Red w/black top.
Air bags, CD, V6. Loaded!
$12,000 863-697-6541
Runs great, 4 cyl., 5 spd.
$1000. 863-634-1077 or
FORD TAURUS, '87- no air,
auto, new tires, low miles,
rebuilt mtr, new batt, $800
neg.. (863)763-6396.
MAZDA 626, '00, V6, 50k
miles, leather, auto, alloys,
all power, $8100.

Crushed Valor Bucket Seats,
4 cyl., auto. $1500.

OLDS. DELTA 88, '86- 2dr,
90K orig miles, excellent
condition, $1000 or best
offer. (863)946-0564.
Place your ad online at
classfl.html or malteo:
runs, needs some work,
body in good shape, $600.
Door, White. $1000

new tires, new brakes, ex-
cellent condition, $1400,
TRANS AM 1985 needs
work does not run $600
negotiable (863)467-

CHEVY II, 'b- 2dr, al-
Smost Moroso ready I
$2500. (863)634- I

'85 runs & in good shape
$1250 or best offer
4x4, $1800 neg. Call for
more information.

GOLF CART, '97, Take off
Club Car Body, $175. Or
best offer. (863)675-
GOLF CART, Club Car, late
model, reconditioned, gas
& electric, $1495,
GOLF CART- Club Car, with
charger, looks and runs
great, $1000. (863)610-
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878

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.
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
TIRES & RIMS (5), brand
new Goodyear, from 2005
Jeep, P21575R15, $550.
204R Rebuilt Installation
avail. $250. (863)467-
Reading a newspaper helps
you understand the world
around you. No wonder
newspaper readers are
more successful oeoelel


Old, 401

Slantimatic, Sews
$20. (863)675-

GENERATOR, Hobart 4500,
140 amp AC welder with
leads. Gas, still in crate.
$900. (561)662-3335.
METAL LATHE Sheldon 10"
Swing x 44" Bed. 115 volt,
single phase w/acces.
$1000 (863)763-0618
SAW, Table Style, Crafts-
man, 10". 27x40" Table.
$150. (863)763-7584


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

HORSE Pasafina Guilding,
Loves Attention. Does not
spook. $2500. 863-843-
GELDING- 11 yrs, buck-
sskin color, smooth gait,
$2500 (863)447-2395.

16HP, Cub Cadet, Power
Plus, 42" cut, 37HRs,
$1950. (863)467-5933.


12 The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, April 12, 2005

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700 Rebuilt Installation
avail. $300. (863)467-

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something deer?
ick up some extra bucks
when you sell your used
Items in the classified.


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.

CHEVY S10 '2000, 2cyl.
5spd Needs head gasket.
$2500. Or best offer

DODGE RAM ,'91- w/cover,
106K miles, 318 engine,
$2200. (863)763-8343.

FORD F100 -'82, gd. cond.,
straight 6, 3 sp., cap,
Class III hitch, $1500 firm.

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

parts only. $800 or best
offer. (863)763-2775.

4dr, 4 cyl, auto, excellent
condition. Gas saver.
$2000. (772)461-2629.
When doing those chores
is doing you in, it's time
look for a helper in the

Loaded! 4 Dr. w/3rd seat.
Runs & Looks great.
$10,000. (863)697-1640

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

L, bumper pull w/tandem
axles. Dovetail & ramps.
$995 863-983-7734
GOOSENECK '95 Stock/
Horse Trlr., 12 Ft. long w/
tandem axles. Exc. cond.
$1995 863-983-7734
HD TRAILER 14x7, new
tires, good for cars or
heavy equip. $1000 neg.

Conteninial, Stone Shield
& Spare Tire Ramp. $850.

Dodge Caravan, '92, good
mtr, 3.3 V6, needs trans.,
$800 neg. 863-261-2369/

The Workforce Development Board of
the Treasure Coast Region 20 and
the Treasure Coast Workforce De-
veloopment Consortium announc-
es a public meeting of fthe Youth
Council to which all persons are in-
Date & Time: Tuesday, April 19,
2005 -'12 Noon
Place: One-Stop Career Center
2415 Souith 29th Street
Fort Pierce. Florida 34982
PURPOSE: To discuss matters con-
cerning the Workforce Investment
Act, Workforce Employment Op-
portunities, the Welfare Transition
Program, One-Stop Career Centers
and the Workforce Development
Board. A copy of the agenda may
be obtained by contacting:
Workforce Development Board of
the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
Should any person wish to appeal
any decision made by the Board
with respect to any matter consid-
ered at the above referenced meet-
ing, they will need to ensure a ver-
batim recording of the proceedings
is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is based, in order
to provide a record for judicial re-
566705 ON 04/12/05

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

Dear Classified Guys,
Help! I met this really great
woman through the personals.
We went out on a date, had din-
ner and really hit it off. In fact,
we've been out three more
times in the last two weeks. But
here's the problem. I forgot her
name. For the past three dates,
I've been able to avoid using it
in conversation. And so far I
don't think she's noticed. But I
really like this woman and
now we are too far along ,
for me to admit I don't L.)
know her name. What
should I do? _

Cash: The first thing you
need to realize is that women
know everything. If she hasn't
caught on to you yet, she soon
will, and then you're in BIGGER
Carry: Before your next date,
consider picking up a greeting .
card to say, "I'm Sorry", because
I think you're going to need it.
Cash: And then when you see
her, you can ask her who to
address it to.



Duane "Cash" Holze
& Todd "Carry" Holze

2005 The Classified Guys

Reade Humo

Played Out
When my son started dating, I
always hoped he was a one-girl
kind of guy. So when his
friends would stop by and talk
about "being a player", I thought
they were just talking about his
hockey team.
But then one day, I figured it
out. I inadvertently overheard
him on the telephone as he
placed an order with a local

flower shop. The florist must
have asked, "What do you want
on the card?"
My heart melted as I heard
my son reply, "To my one and
only, I can't wait to see you
again." I thought it was so
romantic. That is until I heard
him continue, "And I need to
send that to three different
(Thanks to Beverly K.)

Community Events

Library hosting Storytelling Fest
The Okeechobee County Public Library will be hosting the
fourth annual Storytelling Fest on April 16 at 2 p.m. The program
will start with local storytellers. There will be a break for refresh-
ments before the featured storyteller and folk musician, Mrs. Kate
Carpenter, brings her delightful Florida stories and songs to the

Learning Coalition to meet in Fort Pierce
The first meeting of the Early Learning Coalition of Indian River,
Martin and Okeechobee counties will be Monday, April 18, at 10:30
a.m. in the Community Room at the St. Lucie School District offices
in the Orange Blossom Business Center, 4204 Okeechobee Road, in
Fort Pierce. Please enter the main school district entrance (south
west side) and the receptionist will direct you to the community
room. For information, call the local Early Learning office at (863)

Chamber Coffee Klatch scheduled
The Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch will be hosted by Her-
itage 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 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, "Yel-
low 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-

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.

Inaugural LOST Ride and Run planned
The Rotary will be hosting its inaugural LOST Ride and Run on
April 23, starting at 8 a.m. It will begin and end at Nubbin Slough.
Refreshments and bathroom facilities will be provided along the
route. Certified bicycle helmets are required. Orientation and sign-
ins will begin at 7 a.m. Registration fees will be $15 for adults and
$10 for children under 10. Riders, runners and walkers under the
age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent of guardian. Send regis-
trations to Jim McInnes, Farm Bureau Insurance Co., 401 N.W.
Fourth St., Okeechobee, Fla., 34974. Make checks payable to
Rotary's LOST Ride and Run. All proceeds of this event will be
donated to Martha's House.

Hospice will host yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Thursday, April
28, from noon until 3 p.m. The sale will continue on Friday, April 29,
and Saturday, April 30, from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The sale will be
held at the Hospice of Okeechobee Volunteer House, located at the
corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Avenue. All proceeds benefit
patient care in'Okeechobee.

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.

Driver's safety course slated
The Church of the Nazarene will be sponsoring an AARP river's
safety course on May 7 and 14 at 425 S.W. 28th St from 8 a.m. until
12:30 p.m. Registration is at 8 a.m. on May 7. Tuition for.the class is
$10 and must be paid by check. You do not need to be a member of
AARP to attend. This class is for seniors, 50 and over. For informa-
tion, call Mrs.'D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.

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 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 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 coun-
seling 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

Monday 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 Margaret Burns, district coordinator instructor, at (863) 357-

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 Prevention. Contact the Okeechobee
Branch of the American Red Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.


Staff photo/Maria Chandler
Receiving awards
Fifth graders at Everglades Elementary School received Terrific Kids awards from the Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee.
Kiwanian Ellie Brooks and Principal Ard presented the awards. Recipients were: (in no particular order) Karli Rowell,
Stephanie Alvarez, Mariah Watford, Elizabeth Champion, Josh Goforth, Juan Bucio and Alexander King.

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