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Vol. 96 No. 123

Tuesday, May 3, 2005

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Fun Day: 4-Hers compete in equestrian events

'Tagging' not

being done

by any gangs

Twins hurler
gets suspended
NEW YORK Minnesota
Twins pitcher Juan Rincon
was suspended for 10 days
Monday, making him the fifth
player disciplined under
Major League Baseball's new
policy .on performance-
enhancing drugs.
Rincon's agent, Ed Setlik,
said a grievance was planned.
But unlike other penalties,
:suspensions under this policy
take effect immediately and
are not delayed pending a
"Suffice it to say, he was
.devastated and stunned by
the result," Setlik. said after
speaking with Rincon.
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Kayla Davis carefully balances an egg during the 4-H Bits and Spurs Club Fun Day on
Saturday at the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Rodeo Arena. For the event, participants had
to balance an egg on a spoon while riding their horses at a walk, trot and canter. Par-
ticipants were disqualified if they dropped the egg. Megan Mullin won the event.

In the Ribbon Race, the two-rider teams must hold the
ends of a paper ribbon and ride without tearing or letting
go of the ribbon. The winning team of Taylor Lowe and
Christina Talley managed to walk, trot and canter without
tearing the ribbon. The race was just one of the events at
the 4-H Bits and Spurs Fun Day on Saturday at the Okee-
chobee Cattlemen's Rodeo Arena.

For the Masquerade Race,
riders had to race down to
one end of the arena, dis-
mount, take off their hel-
mets, pull on big shorts
and t-shirts (keeping con-
trol of the horse while get-
ting dressed), then lead
the horse back to the finish
line. Josh Keese races to
the finish line at the Bits
and Spurs 4-H Fun Day,
Saturday at the Okee-
chobee Cattlemen's Rodeo
Arena. Rachel Muros won
the event.

By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Three arrests have been
made and one Okeechobee
man is still in jail in connection
with the vandalizing of property
with graffiti in the Basswood
So far, the damages to
homes, signs and other struc-
tures in the area have topped
the $13,000 mark, said Detec-
tive Brad .Stark of the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
Although the incidents are
'gang related' they have not
been done by any organized
local gang, said Detective Stark.
"They're definitely
wannabes," he said Monday
afternoon. "True gang mem-

bers aren't going to do this stuff,
they're out for themselves and
for the money.
"The wannabes are doing all
the destruction," he added.
Some residents of the Bass-
wood area have stated they feel
the graffiti is that of a well-
known gang called the Latin
Kings. But, said Detective Stark,
that isn't the case.
"We have no problem with
the Latin Kings," he said.
The most recent wave of
'tagging' was found on Feb. 10
when a home, some county
signs and other structures were
painted. Detective Stark said the
damages totaled $7,718.
Shortly after the incident, 18-
year-old Jose Torres was arrest-
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Applicants attend job fair

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The One Stop Career Center
held its annual Job Fair on Fri-
day, April 29, and 24 compa-
nies with job openings gath-
ered together to explain the
positions they had available to
potential job applicants.
There were job openings in
a wide variety of fields from
office help to corrections Offi-
"This has been very suc-
cessful," said Bennett Yeilding,
business services consultant
for One Stop Career Center.
"We had approximately 150
potential job applicants attend
the job fair, with 49 actually fill-

ing out job applications."
Among those in attendance
was Sergeant 0. Salgado of the
Florida Department of Correc-
tions (D.O.C.). He was on hand
to encourage prospective
employees to consider a career
with the D.O.C. Sgt. Salgado
had literature available that
explained the department, its
hiring policies and the current
list of benefits available to
employees. He stated that they
are currently looking for a cor-
rections officer in their Level 4
facility in Okeechobee.
There were also representa-
tives of Securicor in attendance
to discuss the possibility of
working for them. They cur-
rently have openings at the

Juvenile 13-21 Level eight and
10 maximum security facility in
Okeechobee. They are current-
ly looking for juvenile correc-
tions officers, a commander, an
assistant commander and'
workers in food service.
In the medical field, Erin
Keller of All County Ambulance
stated that her employer has
openings for a dispatcher,
wheelchair van driver, emer-
gency medical technicians and
Among the representatives
of local companies in need of
office help were Mark Waldrop,
general sales manager, and
Steve Milrot, general manager,
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Sergeant 0. Salgado of the Florida Department of Correc-
tions was present Friday at the One Stop Career Center Job
Fair to answer questions regarding employment opportuni-
ties with D.O.C.

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Agri-Civic Center .
to host horse show
OKEECHOBEE The Miniature
Horse Club of South Florida will
hold shows on Saturday, May, 14,
and Sunday, May 15, at the Okee-
chobee Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R.
70 E.
Gates will open at 9 a.m. and the
show will start at 10 a.m. both days.
Ticket prices are $3 for adults, $2 for
seniors and $1.50 for students
The American Miniature Horse
Registry classes will be on Saturday,
and the American Miniature Horse
Association classes will be held
Sunday. Halter classes will be held
in the mornings, and performance
classes will be held in the after-
For information, call (863) 763-
7724; (561) 798-6129; or, (772) 341-

Local man injured

in airboat collision

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
One person was inured
when two airboats reportedly
collided in Eagle Bay about 3:34
Sunday afternoon, according to
Willie Puz, public information
officer for the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC).
Donald Barber of Eagle Bay
Airboat Tours was piloting an
18-foot tour boat with five peo-
ple onboard. Mr. Puz. said none
of them were injured.

The second airboat was
piloted by Assistant State Attor-
ney Ashley Albright, who suf-
fered leg injuries. Mr. Albright
was airlifted to St. Mary's Hos-
pital in West Palm Beach. The
one passenger in Mr. Albright's
13-foot boat was not injured.
In addition to five FWC offi-
cers, units of Okeechobee
County Fire/Rescue and the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office responded to the acci-
dent scene in the Rim Canal.
The cause of the accident is
still under investigation.

Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
The roof of this home under construction in Basswood still
bears the remnants of gang tagging. Some of the painting
found on the side of the home has been removed. An 18-year-
old Okeechobee man has been arrested in connection with
this incident, and is currently being held in the Okeechobee
County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.

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ed and charged with felony crimi-
nal mischief. He was later released
on $2,500 bond.
Another incident occurred on
March 23, but the tagging was
done along the back roads of the
area. Although there have been no
arrests in connection with this
incident, the detective said some
leads have been developed.
Another incident took place on
April 4 that led to the arrest of a
local juvenile on a misdemeanor
charge of criminal mischief. The
juvenile, said Detective Stark, was
released to his parents.
The tagging in this incident
included the wall at the entrance
to Basswood and some areas in
Dewberry Gardens.
The latest incident happened
on April 25 and included the paint-
ing of a new home that is under
construction, as well as a con-
struction pod and the headers of
another home. This time the dam-
age total was $5,890.
According to Detective Stark,
Torres was arrested for the April
25 incident. He was charged with
felony criminal mischief, as well
as two counts of ,misdemeanor
criminal mischief. He is currently
N up in the Okeechobee County Jail
Sunder a bond of $50,000.
, __ Detective Stark, who has been
working gangs for the past 13
years for the OCSO, indicated that
the suspects in these cases cannot
be made to remove the graffiti
until they have been sentenced by
the court, which could take sever-
S3 ; al months. The graffiti has been
S left, but can be removed by the
property owners and/or appropri-
ate agencies.
To help curtail this type of activ-

ity, Detective Stark said he needs
the public's help.
"We need information," he
said. "We've had about 18 gang
graffiti incidents in the county but
not one call except for this last
Except for the April 25 tagging,
the detective said he's had to find
out about the events and garner
all the information entirely on his
To date, Detective Stark said
there are eight active gangs in
Okeechobee County. The ages of
the members of these gangs range
from 8 to 37.
"We're not seeing this type of
stuff (graffiti) from the other
gangs," the detective pointed out.
He added that there have been
no incidents of violence between
these existing gangs.
Detective Stark said the penalty
for a felony conviction of an adult
on this type of criminal mischief
could include a fine of up to $250
for the first time, $500 for the sec-
ond time and $1,000 for the third.
Felony penalties can also' include:
the cost of reimbursement to the
victim; reimbursement for inves-
tigative fees; attorney fees; court
costs; and, a prison term not to
exceed five years.
Also, the detective said the
county can impose stiffer penal-
ties including the forfeiture of a
motor vehicle or other items used
in the commission of a felony.
For juveniles, the penalties
could include the revocation of
their driver's license and/or having
to perform community service.
If anyone has any information
on incidents of criminal graffiti or
other gang related activity, they are
asked to call Detective Stark at
(863) 763-3117. Or, to remain
anonymous, call the gang hotline
at (863) 763-5742.



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of Eddie Accardi Dodge in Okee-
chobee. They were available to
explain what positions are avail-
able with the auto dealership.
Eddie Accardi Dodge is looking
for employees in data entry,
sales, service and accounting..
Laura Jones, of Travel Easy
RV, stated that her company cur-
rently has job openings in sales,
bookkeeping and the service
For those prospective employ-
ees wanting to further their edu-
cation or train for a new position,
local career training schools
were present to guide prospec-
tive students in the right direc-
Pat Alfrey discussed career
training classes available at Indi-
an River Community College
(IRCC) as were representatives
of National Truck and Heavy
Equipment Operators School.
For information on these or
any other positions currently
available at the One Stop Career
Center, contact Mr. Yeilding or
Mary Snyder, career center man-
ager, at (863) 462-5350.

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Staff photo/D. Hamilton
Proud Arborists
Kristen Spahn, 4-H Intern (center back) and Kindergartners (left to right), Cole Irwin,
Yessica Hernandez, Johanna Hair, Dylan Morris, Sadie Marfil, Trevor Brady, Gerardo
Saucedo, Brittany McCoy, Sarah Jansen, and Gabe Greseth, planted a bottle brush tree
to honor trees for Arbor Day celebration on Friday.

Staff photo/D. Hamilton
Leap of Faith
JerMarcus Bradley took a flying leap putting him in first place in his age group during
Friday's Field Day events at North Elementary School.

Staff photo/D. Hamilton
Flipped over Field Day!
North Elementary School fifth grader, Froylan Rodriguez, shows why he took first place
in this event during Field Day activities on Friday.,

Fire check presentation
On Monday morning, Okeechobee Aerie 4137 of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles pre-
sented a check to Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue. Taking part in the presentation were:
(left to right) James Mincey, secretary of the aerie, Jowana Mincey, president of the
aerie's auxiliary, Guy Canevari of Okeechobee County Fire/Rescue, Margie Boyles of the
aerie auxiliary and Austin Baerage, Mr. Canevari's grandson.

Staff photo/Pete Gawda
Helping public servants
On Monday morning Okeechobee Aerie 4137 of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles pre-
sented a check to the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office for the Skip Bryant Memorial
Fund which is used for scholarships and other financial aid to law enforcement officials,
firefighters and their families. Taking part in the presentation were: (left to right) Sheriff
Paul May, James Mincey, representing the Eagles and Captain Noel Steven.


Philip Ashley Daniels
Philip Ashley Daniels, age 46,
of Okeechobee, died Friday,
April 29, 2005 at St. Mary's Med-
ical Center in West Palm Beach.
He was born Aug. 17, 1958 in
Hudson, Mass. Mr. Daniels had
been a resident of Okeechobee
for 12 years.
Survivors include: his mother,
Patricia "Granny" (H.D. Naico)
Daniels of Okeechobee; brother,
Pete (Charlotte) Daniels of Okee-
chobee; sister, Lynne Cheetham
of Lantana; stepbrothers, Mike
and Blaine; and, stepsisters,
Kim, Dawn and Robin.
SA mrieri-i'iial service will be
..conducted at the Buxton Funeral
Home on Thursday, May 5, at 7
p.m. with Blaine Whitt officiat-
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-

Hazel E. Lindblad
Hazel E. Lindblad, age 95, of
Okeechobee, died Saturday,
April 30, 2005 at Lawnwood
Regional Medical Center in Fort
Pierce. Mrs. Lindblad was born
Sept. 12, 1909 in Dallas, Wis. to
Gomer and Alice Massie. She
was retired from retail sales, hav-
ing come to Okeechobee from
Detroit, Wis. 30 years ago. Mrs.
Lindblad was a member of the
First Methodist Church in Rice
Lake, Wisconsin.
Survivors include: her sister,
Myrtle Cowin of Okeechobee;
brother, Gomer (Dorothy)
Massie of Chetek, Wis.; and, sev-
eral nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held
in Dallas, Wis. under the direc-
tion of Mark Rausch Funeral
All local arrangements are
entrusted to the loving care of
Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home
and Crematory.

Donald W. McArthur
Donald W. McArthur, age 71,
of Okeechobee, died Saturday,
April 30, at Raulerson Hospital.
He was born March 12, 1934, in
Fayetteville, N.C. to Benjamin
and Helen McArthur. He was
raised in Florida and came to
Okeechobee from Port Mayaca
in 1979. Mr. McArthur was a
retired shop supervisor in the
farming business. He was
employed by White Belt Dairy
Survivors include: his com-
panion, Gayleen Shrout; son,
Ronald (Esther) McArthur of Port
St. Lucie; two daughters, Donna
(James) Schwarz of Stuart and
Peggy (John) Paterson of Stuart;
seven grandchildren; brother,
Benjamin McArthur of Okee-
chobee; and, two nephews,
Chuck and Kenneth McArthur of
A memorial service will be
held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7.,
at Bass Okeechobee Funeral
Memorials may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, PO Box
1548. Okeechobee Fla. 34973.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and

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William Holliday and Robbie Leppert are all smiles as
they enjoy fishing in Lake Okeechobee on April 22.

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"About George Bush and his news conference: he just can't
quite seem to address the truth. He talked about voting a
Democracy, well what about setting up a good paper trail for
voting here in Florida. And on Social Security, with the money
he is spending on the war he will ruin us long before Social
Security can. Why doesn't he talk about Halliburton the
scandal his brother Neil was involved in? I will tell you, it's
because it is all about money and power to George Bush."

"This is about graffiti in Basswood: I was going down 31st
Street and there is a brand new house being built and some-
body really vandalized it. There's a crown on itby the gang the
Kings that live in Basswood and they are painting the Star of
David on the house with 666 going threw it. Even if they are a
gang, what do Mexicans have against Jews all of a sudden?
The Kings are really destroying the area."

Free Oil
"I just watched .the president and his news conference. He
was talking about the gas prices and how we are at their
mercy. Didn't we get rid of Sadam? Didn't we save one of the
highest oil producers in the world? Don't you think they owe
us oil at a minimal price right now? They are free and they
should be giving us free oil. Not one reporter asked this ques-
tion. Something is wrong."

"Yes, the legal age is 18 for children to buy chewing tobac-
co. But if one younger than that has it, it has to be witnessed
by a cop. So anybody can buy it and give it to a kid and there is
nothing anyone can do about it, unless a cop sees it."

"To all you Bush bashers: Bush did not loose $180 million
in retirement funds in the state of Florida. It was invested in
Enron and 7,000 employees lost their 401-Ks. So let's privatize
Social Security so the rich people can take the rest of our
retirement away from us. He was a blast last night, he didn't
know what he was tal ing about."

Social Security
"Social Security was established in the '30s to benefit those
that paid in to Social Security but now we. have added the
Welfare Department, and the old age pension and everything
else. So, people are collecting money out of it that have never
paid in to it. So that's the way it goes."

"We are going to cut Medicare, the farm budget and every-
thing else in the heart of America just to make it .Qok good.
We tan send billions of dollars over to Iraq, but we can't take
care of our own in this country. The poor people can't make
over $7 an hour. I would like to know how in the world they
are going to save for retirement, because they can't even
make the payments they have now."

Good Morning
"Good morning Republicans. While you were sleeping last
night George Bush and his administration, raised .our taxes.
They passed a law that allows fees to be paid for interstate
highways. We never heard about this in the press because
they were so busy trying to get rid of Social Security. Good
morning Republicans; you have a great day."

"There are some individuals in Basswood that feel they
have the right to mark up our neighborhood. Apparently their
parents should they have any will not or cannot control
them. So, they roam our neighborhood marking up our prop-
erty and the county's property which we taxpayers pay for.
This gives people passing through the impression that the
people in Basswood are trash. I personally take offense to
this. I have a solution: we can form a neighborhood Crime
Watch Program. I have been in contact with someone in the
sheriff's office who is willing to help us get this program start-
ed. The sheriff's office can help us, but we have to be willing
to help ourselves. Like the man:said, 'If you are not part of the
solution, then you are part of the problem.' I will leave my
name and number with the newspaper,. if you are interested
in being part of the solution contact me. If you aren't, shame

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Looking Back ...
The Okeechobee Livestock Market was started by the Okeechobee County Cattlemen's Association in 1939. It is locat-
ed near the railroad tracks on U.S. 98 N. The market currently offers two sales a week and the innovation of video sales
now offers calves to a national audience. This photograph was published in the "Strolling Down Country Roads" book
by Twila Valentine and Betty Chandler Williams that was published in 1993. Do you have any old photos of the Okee-
chobee 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 wait.

Upcoming Events

Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St., at8 p.m.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
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.
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 sde 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
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at the Golden Corral Restaurant,
700 S. Parrott Ave., 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, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. for breakfast. For information,.call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the-
fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member
is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.

The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Okeechobee Jaycees would
like to-welcome allenergetic young people between the ages of 21 and
39, who are interested in working towards the betterment of our commu-
nity. 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 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863)
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,
701 S.W. Sixth St. 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 infor-
mation, call (863) 763-5385.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car
you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners While
you listen to the great oldies music.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at the V.F.W.
Post #4423,300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are invited.
For information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.
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) 467-
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is located'
next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help'group, that offers support
and education for people who have been diagnosed with clinical depres-
"sion, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis.

Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information calf 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 mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact 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, 407 N.W. Third
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 infor-
mation call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863)
763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be
available there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as s a second lan-
guage classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet from
8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. For informa-
tion, call Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet at
. 7:30 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone interested may
attend. For information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.
A Special kind of Caring is asupportgroupforfamilycaregivers, and
is facilitated by Enid Boutrin, M.S.W. of Hospice of Okeechobee, and
Laura Zel, L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency oh Aging. The meeting is from 2
until 3 p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information or to reserve your place
in the group, call (863) 467-2321. Free respite care is available for your
loved one while you are in group at Dunklin Assisted Living/Adult Day
Care, 407 N.W. Second Ave. For information about respite care, call Lou
at (863) 763-4524.

Community Events

Summer Play Camp schedule announced
Sign-ups for Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation's 2005
Summer Play Camp began Monday, May 2, at Teen Town Center,
309 N.W. Second St. Enrollment is limited and slots are filled on a
first-come, first-served basis. Campers must be between 6 and 12
years of age. Play camps will operate Monday through Friday, June
13 through July 29 (except July 4), from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at
three locations: Douglas Brown Community Center, Okeechobee
Civic Center and Teen Town Center. The regular camp fee is $50 per
week, per participant plus fees for field trips and special activi-
ties. Special rates have been set at $25 per week for a child on the
reduced school lunch program, and $10 per week for a child on the
free school lunch program within the Okeechobee County School
system for the 2004/2005 school year. A letter of participation from
Okeechobee County School Food Service must be presented at the
time of registration in order to qualify for these special rates.
Extended hours of 7:30 until 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 until 5:30 p.m. will
be available at both the Okeechobee Civic Center and Teen Town
Center for an additional fee of $10 per week, per participant.

Swimming pool hours announced
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool hours of
operation are: May 3. June 1, Tuesday Friday from 4 until 7 p.m.;
Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.; Sunday from 1 until 5p.m.; June
2 -Aug. 7, Tuesday Saturday from 12:30 until 6:30 p.m., Sunday
from 1 until 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 until 9
p.m. (family night swim); Aug. 8 Oct. 30: Tuesday through Friday
from 4 until 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Sunday from
1 until 5 p.m. The pool is not open during school hours. When
school is in session the pool is used for physical education and
other school-related activities. For information, contact the pool
office at (863) 467-7667.
Economic summit is planned
Community leaders and residents O6f eecholee'Coutity are
invited to an economic summit to be held May 4 at the Okee-
chobee KOA Kampground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. It will begin at 7:30
a.m., and is being held to help plan the economic future of the area.
Economic development consultant William H. Fruth of POLICOM
Corporation will lead an all day planning session which will help
create a strategic plan to increase the size and quality of the coun-
ty's economy in the future. Participants in the summit will be asked
to provide their opinions on the best means to implement a pro-
gram to enhance the area's economy. From the information gath-
ered at the summit, Mr. Fruth will write an initial draft of an eco-
nomic development plan. Pre-registration and a fee of $10 are
required. Contact Dawn Hoover at djjkhoover@aol.com; or, by
calling (863) 467-0200.

Martha's House will hold yard sale
Martha's House will be having a yard sale Thursday, Friday and
Saturday May 5-7. Everything in the building and shed must go.
Come help us clean house.

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.

Annual Ride-a-Thon is planned
Heartland Horses and Handicapped, Inc. will be holding their
third annual spring Ride-a-Thon May 6, 7 and 8. It will be hosted by
the Putnam Family and the Florida Cracker Trail Association. The
ride is being held at the Putnam Family Ranch (old El Claire Ranch),
8290 Martin Lane in Zolfo Springs. The ride starts at 1 p.m. on Satur-
day, with registration starting at noon on Friday. Overnight camping
with horses is available to all participants. The sponsorship fee this
year is $45, and includes all weekend activities. Participating riders
will dine Friday night compliments of the Putnam family. Saturday,
after the ride, there will be a prize giveaway, dinner and a dancing
with music by the Green River Band from Okeechobee. Riding is
permitted in the headquarters pasture without a guide. For infor-
mation contact Sandy Kuhn at (863) 655-0533, Sam Harper at (863)
634-6397, or Julie Hinote at (863) 655-1244. Ride packets are avail-
able feed stores in Highlands, Polk, Hardee and Okeechobee coun-

VNA hosts memory loss screenings
The Alzheimer's Association will be sponsoring a free memory
loss screening at the Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park St.,
from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on May 6. This is a free screening but
appointments are required. This screening is for anyone concerned
about memory loss. Screenings are done by the Memory Disorder
Center from St. Mary's Hospital. For an appointment call (800) 861-
7826, or (772) 344-6047.

OMS hosting career fair
Osceola Middle School will host a career fair Friday, May 6, from
8 a.m. until 3 p.m. The school is looking for volunteers to come and
participate by setting up a career booth. Please call Tracy Downing
or Jerry Golliher at (863) 462-5070. While the students are visiting
booths they will be learning about: the challenges, rewards, advan-
tages and disadvantages of the job; typical job duties and responsi-
bilities; average wages; where and how to receive the necessary
education and training; and, employment outlook. A homemade
lunch will be prepared for the volunteers.
Driver's safety course slated
The Church of the Nazarene will be sponsoring an AARP dri-
ver'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
information, call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.

The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, May 3, 20,05

Community Events

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

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 infor-
mation, 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. 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 direc-
tor 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's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for
two to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Mon-
day through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are
also looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board
member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate

well with the public and should be able to seek support from city
and county officials, business executives and other organizations.
Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for informa-

Back to School supply drive starts
The Shared Services Network's Community Collaborative Coun-
cil is sponsoring its annual Back to School supply drive for Okee-
chobee's children in foster care.
These supplies will be given to the children in Okeechobee dur-
ing their annual foster care picnic just before school starts. The chil-
dren are in need of: pencils, pens, markers, colored pencils, crayons,
highlighters, notebook paper, construction paper, folders, binders,
pencil boxes, lunch boxes, backpacks, glue, scissors, rulers, erasers,
index cards and calculators. For information on becoming a foster
parent, call the Hibiscus Foster Parent Training Program at (800) 403-
9311. Supplies may be taken to the Community Collaborative Coun-
cil meetings during April, May and July. The meetings will be held in
room 303 of the Okeechobee County School Board Office, 700 S.W.
Second Ave. For information on the school supply drive or the coun-
cil's meetings, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

Chamber sponsoring 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. Information on the bands and artists will be announced at a
later date. To volunteer your help at any of these events, call the
Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy
tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting class-
es 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) 763-8859.

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.; Semi-
nole Reservation, Brighton, Adults basic education/GED, Tuesday
and Thursday from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church at Larson Dairy, S.R.
70 East, English as a second language, Tuesday and Thursday, from 4
until 8 p.m.; One-Stop, 123 S.W Park St., adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. until noon; El Centro Santa
Fe, 115 S.W Fifth Ave., Citizenship class, Thursday, fromi 6:30 until 9
p.m.; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, adult basic educa-
tion/GED and English as a second language classes, Monday
through Thursday, from 6 until 9 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725
S.E. Eighth St., English as a 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 language, Tuesday and Thurs-
day from 7 until 9 p.m.

Investment firms to buy

Neiman Marcus Group Inc.

Staff photo/Maria Chandler
South Singers
South Singers performed in the cafeteria Thursday
evening, April 28, during a dinner theatre at South Ele-
mentary School. The school cafeteria was decorated to
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cus Group Inc. on Monday said it
has agreed to sell its chain of luxu-
ry department stores to two pri-
vate investment firms for slightly
more than $5 billion in cash.
Texas Pacific Group and War-
burg Pincus will purchase
Neiman Marcus for $100 per
share, valuing the company at
roughly $5.1 billion. The price is a
slight premium to Neiman Mar-
cus' closing price of $98.32 on Fri-
day. The shares traded above
$100 at times last week, and have
risen sharply since mid-March
when the company announced it
was considering putting itself up
for sale.
Shares fell 5.6 percent, or
$5.49, to $92.83 in morning trad-
.ing on the New York Stock
Exchange as investors sought to
lock in profits.
"We are very pleased with the
results of our strategic review,"

said Neiman Marcus Chairman
Richard A. Smith. "This transac-
tion provides outstanding share-
holder value and represents an
endorsement of the excellent per-
formance of our entire team."
Neiman Marcus.is well-known
for its annual Christmas catalog,
Which included among its offer-
ings last year a $10 million zeppe-
lin, a $1.7 million winged subma-
rine, and jeweled Mr. and Mrs.
Potato Head figurines at $8,000
Texas Pacific, which manages
over $15 billion in assets, has
investments in a number of com-
panies including the retailers
Petco, J. Crew and Debenhams
and the fast-food company Burg-
er King. Warburg Pincus has
about $13 billion under manage-
ment and invests in the financial
services, health care, media and
energy industries as well as spe-
cial situations. .

David Huddleston


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119 SE 8th Ave. (Next to Zippy's Wings)



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Community Events

Genealogy Society will meet
Big Lake Genealogy Society will meet Tuesday, May 10, at the
Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W 16th St., at 7 p.m. Any-
one interested in tracing his/her family history is encouraged to
attend. Membership is $15 annually. Visitors are welcome. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-2036.

Fish fry benefits Habitat for Humanity
The United Methodist Men's Fellowship will sponsor a fish fry to
benefit Habitat for Humanity on Friday, May 13, from 4 until 7 p.m. at
the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The church
is located behind the Bank of America building. Tickets are $5 and
are available at the church office. For information, call (863) 763-

OCFD volunteers planning barbecue
The Okeechobee City Fire Department volunteers are hosting a
barbecue on May 13 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Each meal comes
with chicken, baked beans, coleslaw and roll for a $5 donation. The
dinners can be delivered or picked up at the City Fire Department, 55
S.E. Third Ave.

KOA offering free camping day
Wendy Woodman, manager of the Okeechobee KOA Kamp-
ground, will be offering free camping to the public on Friday, May 13,
as part of KOA's second annual Come Camp With Us Day event.
More than 350 KOA Kampgrounds throughout the U.S. and Canada
are participating in this special event by providing 30,000 free camp-
sites including KOA Kamping Kabins. Free-will donation boxes will
be available in the KOA stores for campers to make donations to
KOA Care Camps for children with cancer. Funds raised will be used
to send children with cancer and their siblings to one of 34 special
summer camps. To make reservations for this free day of camping,
go online to www.koa.com and click on the Come Camp With Us
Day button and follow the instructions.

Interfaith dialogue session planned
The Okeechobee Muslim community and the members and
friends of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church invite all who are
interested to an interfaith dialogue and pot-luck dinner on Tuesday,
May 17, at 5:30 p.m. The dinner and discussion will be held at the
Okeechobee Community Civic Center located across from the air-
port entrance on U.S. 98. Dr. Suraiya Hussain, a local physician and
member of Okeechobee's Muslim community, and Rev. Sally Bull,
pastor of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, will be moderating
the discussion. Women of Islam and Christianity will be the focused
discussion topic for the evening. Coffee, tea, and table service will be
provided. Please bring a covered dish labeled with the food type. For
those not eating dinner, the discussion will begin at approximately
6:30 p.m.

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, 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.

Cultural arts committee to meet
Are you interested in bringing more cultural arts events to Okee-
chobee? If you are, come join the Mainstreet's cultural arts commit-
tee meeting on May 19 at 4:30 p.m. at the Mainstreet office located
on the corner of N.E. Second St. and N.E. Second Ave. For informa-
tion, call Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 462-5000, ext. 259.

Habitat for Humanity plans fundraiser
A car wash will be held Saturday, May 21, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
in the Wal-Mart parking lot to raise funds for the local Habitat for
Humanity affiliate. Habitat has one home under construction in
Basswood and plans to build more. Funding is needed so get your
vehicle washed for a cost that you decide.

Swimming lessons are offered
Registration for swimming lessons will be held June 7-June 10
from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Lessons are $25 and will be on a first-come,
first-served basis. For information, contact the pool office at (863)

Frank Attkisson to speak at dinner
The Republican Party of Okeechobee will be hosting its annual
Lincoln Day Dinner pn Friday, June 10, at the Shrine Club on U.S. 78.
Social time will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.
This year's keynote speaker will be Rep. Frank Attkisson, Florida
House of Representatives, District 79. Dinner will include a sirloin
steak served with a baked potato, green beans and a salad. Tickets
are $30 per person. If you or your business would like to sponsor a
table for this event please call Joe Arnold at (863) 357-6507 or (863)
610-1639. If available, tickets may be purchased at the door.

Headstart now accepting applications
The Economic Opportunities Council Headstart is accepting
applications for the 2005/06 school year. Children turning 3 on or
before Sept. 1, but not yet eligible for kindergarten, may apply at
Northside Headstart, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave. For appointments, call
Sheryl Heater at (863) 357-8677 or Antonia Nunez at (863) 357-2242.
Headstart opens as early as 7 a.m. Qualifying children may stay as
late as 5:30 p.m.

History Center closes for summer
The Okeechobee Family History Center of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St., will be closed from May
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day. Please call ahead one day to reserve any specific equipment you
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Substantial Gain

Shown by Census

in Okeechobee
Retail, wholesale and service ea-
tablishmnents located in OkTecho-
bee county showed a substantial
expansion in dollar volume of trade
from 1939 to 1948 according to pre-
liminary figures from the 1948 cen-
sus of business released by the
Bureau of Census, U .S. Depart-
ment, of Commerce.
Retail sales in the county during

The Okeechobee NEWS will .pub-
lish an election day extra edition.
This special will hit the streets
within 30 minutes after the result
is decisive in the race. for U. S.
The extra probably will come
off the press about 8 a.m. .on Wed-
results county by county will be
nesday and contain precinct re-
sults of Okeechobee County. The
show in all the atTeowide polti,*
cal races,
A buhlletift board erected In front
of the New office will staw the
county returns .beginning at 8:830
p.anm. ad continue every hour until
the count is complete. Associated
Press returns on the Senate race
will also be shown.

New Rodeo Arena

Nears Completion
A new rodeo arena within covered
-randstands and a. quarter mile
"ii Wei'iniefr traok will be finished
"-ntime for threat1 tha auniii Silver
,Spurs rodeo to be held July 2?. ',
and 4 at the new S ilve" SpurLs
arena on the Melbourne Highway
midway between Kissimmee and
St. Cloud. it is announced by T r.
Ed Whaley, pror'denn oi( Itc Spur:'.
The Spurs, at a special meeting
recently, accepted an offer of ten
acres to the ea.?;t of the now -pr'p-
erty, making possible the addition
of the race track to their plans.
They then authorized placing of
the new rodeo arena to the west
end of the property. A large paitk-
ing area will afford visitors iaitk-
ing without charge, Dr. Whaliey
Afternoon performances Sunday
July 2 and Tuesday July 4, and eve-
ning performances Monday and
Tuesday are planned. A rodeo
parade in downtown Kissinmmee is
set for Monday morning, July 3.
The city commission in Kissim-
mee has announced thb second an-
nual "Homecoming Week" which
will be featured :by the dedication
of Brinson Park. Other plans will
be announced by Mayor Glenn Ray.
To -round out plans for a county-
wide celebration, Mayor Harry
Yeasel of St. Cloud is considering
plans for a cooperative celebration
in his community.

Nathan Zehnenovitz. newly-
elected' president of the Rotary
Club. attended the District Tlotary
meeting in Daytona Beach April
16 through April 18. He was ne.
companies .by his wife and S. R.
Harmon Raulerson of Miami was
Sa recent visitor in the home of his
sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. E. M. Meserve.

/ MARCH, 1950
School examinations are still be-
ing carried on in the Okeechobee.
white 'schools. During the month
94 children were examined and 13
inspections completed., Students
admitted to nursing service totaled
3,. and field and office-nursing
v4its 11.
The Florida State Board of
Health had its 14x1 Diagnostic X-
Ray Unit here at the clinic on
March 27. At that time 19 con-
tacts,' suspects and cases were'
X-Rayed., 1 tuberculin test was
given and, and 89 field and office .
inur sng visits were made.
One new', case was admitted to
m4edial service, n:d 38 to medical
QoiterM oea, our 0cae0s received

i18 aggreg(;atcd $2.4(10 U00. ain in-
(Croa$e of 200 percent over the
$ ,800)(00 in 193I. when the preced-
ing census oft business was taken,.
Wholesale sates in the county
reached a total of $928,000 in 1948
as compared with $405,000 in 1939.
The service trades included in the
census of business recorded receipts
totaling $1.3,0,000 in 1948 compared
with $15,000 in, 1939.
Employment in the county also
rose over the nine-year period .be-
tween 1-39 and 1948 for the above
trades. Establishments in these
trades reported a combined total
of 127 paid employes for the work'
week ended nearest Nov. 15, 1948.
, This compared with a total. of 97

Five-point Plan

Studied for State

Alligator Problem
A committee plloiMint to isindy
plovida'.- ulliga tor u'o IittMl has
omne nti with a Jive. piut recomen
()0 B- Frye and chief wildlife biolkvist f'r the
State Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission, said the committee
offered the following recommenda-
() An eight-foot siAe limit on
alligators; (2) A four-months
statewide open season, Ott. 1 to
Feb, 1: (3) Th closing of areas
nPiecIally adapted to alligator pro
duction; (41) The licenaing of all
alligator buftersa; (t) Au fIn
,creased educational pingram oon.
cerninhv (1ilators,
At a ueetifl l1ust winter' the
came C.omiinliswo! ordered yefit.
round alligator protection through-
out t.li state. The trule became ef-
Factive Ahtrhe 1. Shortly after' the
nDailIe.' 1}1 Oi(h1l-tttRn ,oMMiTieO
first iL (he year, tl', Comminission
an rettiu;atod repe. nmendttinis tor
the fuatire prei'rv.ttion of alliga-
tors in Forida.
Fryi said t(he (committee's formal
suggs~i;ih ns Will1 he presentedd to
tho iComitmiion at wi e early date.
InrintA.' the ,'mnditto,' eeftiing
it \%ag pestimatetd itha. appro:.i'mate-
ly 25,000 hides wer.e i;old to i ole-
salers during 394S349 at in :,vwrage
price of'$14 a skin.-reprosenting a
$350,000 turnover., h addition,
Frye estimated the hides are made
into leather products that likely
account for another wo-.million
dollar an l lut incomenO in plo-lida.
Jk(liaLa?fl ychrdhrd hrd hrd sri
iIemibers of the Cotuimittee rep.
rPes.iht the (mo CIO llmission1,
spoirtsimOc, hide dealers, vnd alli-
gator experts, Trey inc]une: 11ll
PIper Bonita Sprin..i, mind Ross
Allen, Silver Spr ji A., tvo reog-
ntzed alligator authorities; Fred
Jones, LakcJlaud '*NeI spapernazl,
and X, A. :'.Iarham, Gultport,
president of the Vlorida Wild)ife
Federation representing t Lhe
Sp)oILSnlen; Nesor Giallou'raks,
Tarpon Spring, and Jim Casper,
St. Augustine,. hide dealerS; Jolm
F. Deqtlne. chief fisiheries bioioglit,
and Frye, ropresentiUg the Game

Rapid Treatment at Me'
Field visits. made to vener
ease cases totaled 12.
Regular visits were m
mothers ~4to employ fm'
One clinic session was coi
and five field and office-
visits were made to prenati
Admission to post-natal
service totaled five and fle
ing Visits to post-natal c:
taled nine.
Twelve infants and pr
were admitted to nursing
32 office-nursing visits co]
A crippled children clii
held at Stuart on Friday D
and at that time three cas
this county were examine
were admitted to nursing
and eight field nursing visit
Ninb health cards were'c
a4 through the cOlnia dut

employee reported for the week of
Nov. 15, 1939.
These preliminary 'fgres have
been derived from a census report
on Okeechobee county. Final fig-
ures, superseding the preliminary
data for the county. will be included
in a bulletin for the state of Flori-
da to be issued in a few months,

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Rauler-
son, Sr., and Mrs. Clarence Rauler-
son, Jr., and children of Ft. Myers
visited with relatives here. Mrs.
Charles Pinson returned with them
for a few days visit.
Mrs. Eula Storman spent the
week end with her family.

Recommend J. A.

Wilkins to Head

Local School
J. A. Wilkins was recommended
by the board of trustees as super-
vising principal of Okeechobee
schools at a meeting Wednesday
night. Other recommendations
Include Mr,. J. A1 Wilkins, wife
of the PrlnitipCial, and Elphia Hae,
den, local boy, as teachers to re-
place Pearson; who resigned. and
Mr's. Johlson, who will teach ill
the elementary school.
All personnel in the school
lunch room were recommended ex-
cept. Joyce Lightsey, who is to be
replaced by Mrs. Irma Lee McGee.
John W. Rembert, Jr., 28-year-
old professor of English at Albany
State College, was recommended
as principal of Douglas Brown
school. His wife, Emma Lee and
Louise Hand were recommended
as teachers in the colored school.
Roger Jones, county superintend-
ent, recommended that the posi-
tion of supervisor, now held by
rnomer Bible,. bThe aboltfshed and
that an assistant principal be em-
Oloyed to replace him. The trus-
tees deferred action awaiting tlhe
meeting" of the school board. "

, tourte. MORBIDITY ; to be tested for typhoid, 59 .intes-
'eal ais- Three admissions tq nursing ser- tinal parasites .(.hookworm) te-
vice were made and ive field and 'ports were received, four. spinal
office-nursing visits made. fluid (venereal disease)' reports,
iade Ito DIABETES four tuberculosis sputum 'smears,
cVwivAs. Ten field and officernursing and four bacteriologic (water).
nducted, visits were made, and four .cases VITAL STA'IISTICS
nursing received tisulin during the month. Births il.ed in this.office for the
al cass. SANITATION period oZ March 1-31,, 1350,'totaled.
nursing. A food4handlers school was con- .three, deaths for the same period.
ld ntrs- ducted the 7th, 8th, and 9th of totaled five.. -
ases 6to- March, :at that time 41 persons Respectfully Submitted,
were awarded certificates, seven J. ROSS HAGUE,
)OL establishments were awarded ter- M.D'. Director.
re-school tificates: Twenty-four visits were '
service, made t@ public and private prem-. FLORIDA HORSES
mpleted. ,Ises, two to schools, and four to GAIN nP UiT'TATIO"nM
water' supplies, Twenty-nine visits G aI N E UT ATIN
eic was wete tade to-food-handling estab- IN NATIONAL FIELD
larch S. lishmgdts and 16 were registered Florida race horses are fast
es from for tspervision. 'One dairy farm making a national reputation, it
ed, two was registered for supervision, and was further confirmed with the
service five ,eld visits were made, and 2 release of statistics for the first
ts made. cowi` were bangs testedtwo. months of 1950 showing that
LA RATORY P MENS tworonthreds oaledf 1950 showin the state
Complete. CO.4LEOTD .wor a total of 16 race and $28,.
ta thi .i ht blood tests wO ve the705 In prs fo a al te sdlW
t *# eight UultilWes WerP Pont a t Although the Tier aa bngdiug

Parent-Teachers Name
Officers at Meeting
Thursday Evening
Thursday evening the Okeecho-
bee Parent-Teachers Association
met for an election of officers. To
succeed Rev. Bruce Flora as presi-
dent, Mrs., J. E. Cone was nomi-
nated and elected by a margin of
four votes over Mrs. Z. K. Wil-
Mrs. J. 0. Pearce Jr., was
named vice-president, Miss Alvynr.
Sweatt as secretary and Mrs.
Patricia Gall as treasurer,
A Board of Directors include
Mesdames J. D. Draughon, Homer
*Bible, Charles Cleveland and
Hiram Raulerson.-
A concert by the school 'band
closed the meeting and refresh-
Tments were served to those in at-

Mrs. Raulerson Renamed
Head of Womans Club
Mrs. H. H, Raulerson, wife- of
president of the Woman's Club at
Okeechobee's Mayor, was re-elected
a luncheon meeting Thursday.
Other officers included Mrs.
Austin Pearce as first vice-presi-
dent, and Mrs. Leon Eisenman as
second vice-president.
To serve a second term as treas.
urer, Mrs. R. B. Meserve was
elected; Mrs. Ammon McC:ellan
will act as secretary and Mrs.
Fritz Scharfschwerdt as cor-.
responding secretary.

Girl Scouts Plan
Hike, Theatre Party
At their Monday meeting, the
Girl Scouts, under the leadership
of Mrs.. Lucy E. Link, made plans
for a hike and sunrise breakfast
on the shore' of the lake, Also on
their future agenda are a theatre
and slumber party.
Mrs. Link has -announced that
Scouts may progress just as fast
as their preparation warrents,
The Handbook is their guide and
application to duties and studies
depend upon the individual's in.

activity is 9nal rin a t
in years;, it .nbi.
horses tha'benaliIn s
courage and .,size to the.'"
breds from such tfamngd ', -
states as Kentucky, .
Virginia.and New Jersey, ,
ported by rlEverett A. 0Cla1s '* -
Hialeah tra4#, who i.s a r
the 'P'orid&T'tioro ubbred .J. ;
ers Associatlbn.....- :. :'
In addition t. the' I-.firsts, fl
ida breds registered I. ameonds, 14
thirds and 15 fourths in 164 tarts
in January. and February, C Ay ,
said. An exeeptldnal shown was
made by the "bab*' er-oer hor.s
-the -3-year-olds-*hich wer(
credited with & first. 4 second t83
thirds and 3 fourth in 8 start"
with a total 6f $1980 in paur
money. .' ",

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Softball throw
Erick Garcia threw himself into the baseball throw com-
petition at North Elementary's track meet. Garcia hurled
the ball 93.9 ft. during Friday's event. First- and second-
place winners of the events held at local schools will
advance to the Hershey's Track and Field meet to be held
Friday, May 20, at Okeechobee High School. First- and
second-place finishers in the May 20 competition will
advance to the district meet. From there, first- and sec-
ond-place finishers will move on to the state finals to be
held in Clermont on June 25.

Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Stretching for the tape'
Jonathan Castillo pushed himself to the limit during the
preliminary round of competition in the boys 100 meter
dash at Friday's track meet at North Elementary School.
Top finishers from the NES meet will move on to the Her-
shey's Track and Field meet to be held May 20 at Okee-
chobee High School.

Winslow injured in cycle crash

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Girls flew down the lanes at the 100-meter preliminary competition at the North Elemen-
tary School track meet. First- and second-place finishers from the NES meet will advance
to the Hershey's Track and Field meet to be held at Okeechobee High School on May 20.

NASCAR Nextel Cup Statistics

Points Leaders 17. Sterling Marlin, 1,029 12. Matt Kenseth, $1,328,272
18. Jeff Burton, 1,013 13. Rusty Wallace, $1,325,090
1. Jimmie Johnson, 1,368 19. Scott Riggs, 934 14. Dale Jarrett, $1,293,457
2. Kurt Busch, 1,238 20. Casey Mears, 912 15.Jamie McMurray, $1,274,718
3. Jeff Gordon, 1,217 15. JamieMcMurray, $1,274,718
4. Greg Biffle, 1,181 16. Jeremy Mayfield, $1,274,508
5. Elliott Sadler, 1,164 IVMoney Leaders 17. Sterling Marlin, $1,273,210
6.Tony Stewart, 1,088 1. Jeff Gordon, $2,956,762 18. Mark Martin, $1,257,273
7. Dale Jarrett, 1,085 2. Kurt Busch, $2,581,988 19. Kasey Kahne, $1,249,203 ,
8. Kevin Harvick, 1,083 3. Jimmie Johnson, $2,345,107 20.Jeff Burton, $1,242,773
9. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 1,070 4. Dale Earnhardt Jr., $1,946,100
10.Jamie McMurray, 1,067 5. Greg Biffle, $1,787,023
11. Mark Martin, 1,066 6.Tony Stewart, $1,657,253, ROokie Standings
12. Jeremy Mayfield, 1,064 7. Ryan Newman, $1,494,582 1. le Busch, 107
13. Rusty Wallace, 1,057 8, Kevin Harvick, $1,450,437 Ky usc,
14. Carl Edwards, 1,046 9. Scott Riggs, $1,436,701 2.Travis Kvapil, 97
15. Ryan Newman, 1,045 10. Michael Waltrip, $1,391,560 3. Stanton Barrett, 24
16. Michael Waltrip, 1,036 11. Elliott Sadler, $1,375,682 4. Eric McClure, 11

Sports Briefs

Hours announced
for community pool
The Okeechobee Sports Com-
plex swimming pool hours of
operation are: May 3 June 1, Tues-
day Friday from 4 until 7 p.m.; Sat-
urday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m..;
Sunday from I until 5 p.m.; June 2
- Aug. 7, Tuesday Saturday from
12:30 until 6:30 p.m., Sunday from
1 until 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thurs-
day evenings from 7 until 9 p.m.
(family night swim); Aug. 8 Oct.
30: Tuesday through Friday from 4
until 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.
until 5 p.m., Sunday from 1 until 5
p.m. The pool is not open during
school hours. When school is in
session the pool is used for physi-
cal education and other school-
related activities. For information,
contact the pool office at (863) 467-

Senior softball
players are needed
Softball players 70 years old and
older are wanted to play on a tour-
nament team one weekend a
They will play two games on
Saturday and two games on Sun-
day in different cities in the state.
The team is in need of outfielders
and infielders.
For information call Harry Bell
at (863) 382-0542.
The cost will be $15 per week-

OCRA meets
each month
The regular monthly meeting of
the Okeechobee Citizens Recre-
ational Association (O.C.R.A.) for'
April and May will be held at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex on
the first Thursday of each month at
7:30 p.m.
Everyone over the age of 18 is
welcome to attend.

Links tourney aids
Habitat for Humanity
The Okeechobee Board of Real-
tors will host a golf tournament to
benefit the Habitat for Humanity
on Saturday, May 7, at the Okee-
chobee Golf & Country Club start-
ing at 8 a.m.
The cost is $50. per golfer or
$175 per team. Lunch is included
in the tournament fee.
There will also be a Hole-In-
One Challenge for a free vehicle.
Contact J.D. Mixon for informa-
tion at (863) 634-1778, or Pam
Newcomer at (863) 634-1100.

Church hosting

age groups as the boys.
The cost will be $10 per player
which includes a T-shirt, lunch,
balls and awards.
For information, contact Dave
Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or 532-9316.

Team Trail
slate announced
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail has
announced its 2005 tournament
The trail will kick off with the
Russ Bringger Memorial Tourna-
ment on May 28. The official trail
will begin on May 29. The dates for
the rest of the trail are June 26, July
10, Aug.7, Sept. 11 and Oct. 9.

golf tournament The trail's classic will take place
The Oakview Baptist Church on Nov. 19 and 20.
will host a golf tournament on Sat- The tournaments will all be
urday, May 21, at the Okeechobee held at Okee-Tantie Marina and
Golf & Country Club. Campground. Registrations for the
Registration will be at 7 a.m. memorial tourney and the trail can
with a demonstration by Buddy be made at the Wanta-Linga Motel
Shelton, America's greatest golf or at the dock on the day of the
entertainer at 7:30 a.m. Tee off time tournament.
is scheduled for 8 a.m. For. information, contact Larry
The tournament will be limited Crossman at (863) 763-1020.
to 112 golfers, so early registration
is urged. YMSgirls host
-A barbecue luncheon will be girls
provided. golf tournament
The cost is $40 per player with a T La en
four-man team scramble. For infor- The Lady Yearlings' volleyball
mation, contact Nancy at (863) team will host a golf tournament
763-1699. on Saturday, June 4, at the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club,
with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
Junior tenni'S The fee is $50 per person ($200
tourney slated team of four), which includes a rib
The second annual Okee- dinner after play is completed.
chobee Junior Tennis Tournament Buddy Mills and the FFA will be
will be held Saturday, May 21, at the grilling the food.
Okeechobee Sports Complex ten- There will be plenty of prizes,
nis courts. including prizes for the best score,
Check in time is 8:45 a.m. Tour- longest drive, closest to the pin and
nament play will start at 9 a.m. the worst score.
There will be separate boys and Contact Bruce Conrad to make
girls divisions. The divisions will be reservations fo, your foursome at
broken down into age groups. (863) 697-0952 or (863) 467-0130;
They are: boys-10; boys-12; boys- or call Yearling Middle School
14; boys-16; and, boys-18. The (YMS) at (863) 462-5056 for infor-
girls' division will have the same, mation.

WESTLAKE Browns, tight
end Kellen Winslow Jr. was
injured in a motorcycle acci-
dent, but the team said his
injuries aren't life-threatening.
The former Miami star was
riding in a community college
parking lot Sunday when he hit
a curb at about 35 mph and
was thrown from the motorcy-
cle, police Lt. RayArcuri said.
He was taken by ambu-

lance to Fairview Hospital and
was scheduled to be trans-
ferred to the Cleveland Clinic
on Monday where the team's
medical staff would treat him,
Browns spokesman Bill Bon-
siewicz said.
"He went over the handle-
bars and was real evasive
about what the injuries were,"
Arcuri said.
Winslow was wearing a

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helmet, but it wasn't strapped
on and flew off his head,
Arcuri said. He and four other
men were riding motorcycles
in the parking lot, not far from
Winslow's home.
The first-round draft pick
missed nearly all of his rookie
year after breaking his leg in
the second game of the sea-
son. He has had two opera-
tions on the leg.

O.G. & C.C.

RI.G.S. League
April 26: 1. Ben Burdeshaw, 2.
Sunni Adams, Last Place Bruce
Syjud, Closest to the Pin (2)

J.W. Cain, (8) Mike Bakich, (11)
Randy Ketcherside and (17) Ben
April 30: 1. Frank Stowers, 2.
Terry Burroughs, Last Place Ida

Curtis, Closest to the Pin (2) Joe
Albrechta, (8) Fran Stowers, (11)
Joe Albrechta and (17) Ben Bur-

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Twins hurler

is suspended
NEW YORK Minnesota outfielder Jamal Strong.
Twins pitcher Juan Rincon was Last week, commissioner Bud
suspended for 10 days Monday, Selig proposed much tougher
making him the fifth player disci- penalties for players caught using
plined under Major League Base- steroids. He sent a letter to the
ball's new policy on performance- players' union calling for a 50-
eRincon'sagent, EdSetlik, said game suspension for first-time
grievance was planned. But unlike steroid offenders, a 100-game ban
other penalties, suspensions for a second offense and a lifetime
under this policy take effect imme- ban for a third violation under
diately and are not delayed pend- what he called a "three strikes and
ing a hearing, you are out approach" to doping.
"Suffice it to say, he was devas- The Twins were off Monday.
tated and stunned by the result," They play again at home Tuesday
Setlik said after speaking with Rin- against Cleveland.
con. General manager Terry Ryan
Rincon was a key contributor acknowledged that he was noti-
to the Twins' AL Central-winning fied about Rincon's positive test
team last season. He went 11-6e test
with two saves and a 2.63 ERA in and said right-hander Scott Baker,
77 games. This year, the right- one of the organization's top
handed reliever was 2-1 with a prospects, would be recalled from
2.25 ERA in 12 appearances. Triple-A Rochester to fill the roster
Rincon has a $440,000 salary spot. Ryan declined to comment
this year. The suspension will cost further.
him $24,044. Under baseball's drug rules,
The penalty also will hurt Rin- the sport doesn't announce the
con's chances to earn bonuses of specific substance for which the
$10,000 for appearing in 68 specific substance for which the
games, $20,000 for 73games and player tested positive. Setlik
s$30,000 for 78 games declined to divulge details
Four players had previously because of the planned grievance.
received 10-day bans, all with rela- Setlik said he believed Rincon,
tively low profiles: Tampa Bay out- 26, will be allowed to work out
fielder Alex Sanchez, Colorado with the team during the suspen-
outfielder Jorge Piedra, Texas sion, but once the games start he's
minor league pitcher Agustin prohibited from being in uniform
Montero and Seattle minor league and cannot be in the clubhouse.

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The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, May 3, 2005

Don't let head lice spoil summertime fun

lice are not just a school time prob-
lem" explained Katie Shepherd,
executive director of Lice Solutions
Resource Network, Inc. "Parents
want to blame the schools and
schools want to blame parents, no
one wins! Head lice are always
there, no matter what time of the
year it is, so it's not about blame -
it's about being safe and working
Lice Solutions, a nonprofit head
lice "Awareness and Control Cen-

ter" located in West Palm Beach
knows first hand how quickly head
lice can escalate into a severe infes-
tation. In the past three years
they've helped thousand of fami-
lies throughout South Florida
through education and by offering
safe and effective treatments.
So why is it we only hear about
head lice during school months?
According to Ms. Shepherd it's just
a matter of looking.
"Head lice are a non seasonal
parasite, they are always there no

matter what time of the year we
look. The problem is, most parents
don't know what to look for and
therefore the burden is left up to
the schools," she explained.
"That's why the general public
assumes that infestation only
occurs during school months."
One big problem is when a
child leaves the school year already
infested with head lice, it tends to
go undetected all summer long.
The summer months offer an
excellent opportunity for the lice to

multiply because no one is look-
ing. By the time school starts back
they not only have a severe infesta-
tion, but have also spread to count-
less others over the summer
So how do you stop head lice
from spoiling your summer?
"You check heads at the begin-
ning of summer, before you have
contact with new sources, and
then periodically throughout sum-
mer," Ms. Shepherd explained. "If
your child attends a summer camp

program, make sure they have a
lice prevention policy in place."
During the month of May,
Lice Solutions Resource Net-
work will be providing free head
checks for any child that enters
their facility.
"We also offer a 10-percent
discount off the cost of treat-
ment to anyone providing proof
of summer camp enrollment,"
Ms. Shepherd said.
Head Lice, if left unattended will

quickly kick off a domino effect
that will not only infest family,
friends and neighbors but will also
create a lice cycle that is difficult to
To learn more about this ongo-
ing problem contact Katie Shep-
herd, executive director, Lice Solu-
tions RN, Inc. 4463 Westroads DR,
West Palm Beach, FL 33407.
Ms. Shepherd can also be
reached by calling (561) 842-9969;
by fax at (561) 842-0311; or, at

Nutrition can be found in

Life \

with Katrina Elsken

There are two Pitanga bushes
growing in my yard planted as
ornamental shrubs. When I
noticed bright red fruit one of the
bushes, I wondered if it was edi-
ble. A little internet research
revealed that not only is the fruit
safe to eat, it is also quite nutri-
Pitanga, also called Surinam
Cherry, has a very. sour fruit
because it is high in vitamin C.
One cup of raw fruit has about 57

calories and contains 52 percent
of the USDA minimum daily
requirement of Vitamin A and 75
percent of the daily requirement
of Vitamin C -- a nice surprise for
something I just found growing in
the ard.
since the fruit is quite tart, I
don't think I would want to eat a
cup of raw Surinam Cherries. But
the fruit can be used in jams to
add a vitamin boost to a morning
treat, or pitted and chopped to




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OCI Bad sunburns increase a even through a cotton shirt. So,
Summer will soon be, here child's vulnerability to skin can- try to stay out of the midday sun
.nd there are lots of activities cer later in life. (noon until 3 p.m.).
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ear. If your child will attend a plete protection. Use a wide your diet or exercise program,
field trip, swimming party, ball brimmed hat to keep the sun off consult your doctor. This is espe-
ame -- anything outdoors -- your face and wear sunglasses to dally important if you are on any
don't forget the sunscreen. The protect your eyes, and the deli- prescription medications. Some
weather does not have to be hot cate skin around the eyes. foods that would otherwise be
or the sun to burn. If there is For those working outdoors in considered "healthy" interact
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
1II. S *
Movie times for Friday, April 29,
through Thursday, May 5, are as fol-
Theatre I "XXX: State of the
Union" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday
at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Theatre II "Interpreter" (PG-
13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at
2, 4:15, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9:15
Theatre III "Hitchhikers Guide
To the Galaxy" (PG) Showtimes:
Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m,
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
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 provide
foster children a normal family
life with nutritious meals, good
daily care and a stimulating envi-
ronment. Foster parents may be
married, divorced or single. Their
most important characteristic 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 Aux-
iliary has served as the civilian,
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 the waterways 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 dis-
tress, conduct more the 150,000
courtesy safety examinations of
recreation vessels and teach over
500,000 students in boating and
water safety .courses. The results
of these efforts save taxpayers
hundreds of millions of dollars
every year. For information, call
(863) 467-3085.

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 dif-
ference? If so, please contact Rick
Hargraves at EYDC, 7200 U.S.
Hwy. 441 N., Okeechobee, Fl.
34972. (863) 763-21.74, ext. 234.

Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County Pub-
lic Library, 206 S.W 16th St., has
announced a new service for
those patrons with e-mail
accounts. You can join the Chap-
ter-A-Da'y Online Book Club spon-
sored by the Friends of the Okee-
chobee County Library. All you
hieed to do is visit the library's
web page at www.heart-
lineweb.org/dke and choose the
link to the Online Book Club. Sim-
ply 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

Subsidized childcare
enrollment under way
The Okeechobee County
Schdobl Readiness Coalition is cur-
rently enrolling eligible children
into subsidized childcare. The
program is currently serving chil-
dren age birth to kindergarten
age. Both parents must be work-
ing or attending some type of
school or training. There is an
income limit based on family size.
Call l-(866) 273-6340 to be placed
on the waiting list.


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Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 1,45
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160

CD CASE- vicinity of Rick's
Mini Mart, call to identify.

CAT- Gray w/white'paws. Has
a Thomas collar Vic N La-
Belle around Shadow Lane
Rd 863-675-2241 Reward
White. Needs Med's. Near
Quail Woods & Berhman Rd.
Please call (772)519-2256.
female, last seen 4/25, vic of
Crooked Creek Plantation,
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CAMPER, free for the taking,
30', good axles, poor body.
(863)467-4389 mornings.
home. (863)467-4864
KITTENS- 8wks old, to good
homes, very cute,
KITTENS, Free to good home!
10 wks. old. Litter box
trained. (863)467-6905
MIXED PUPPIES approx 6wks
Sold Free Puppies To Good
Home Only! (239)657-2504
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sq. ft. Inside in good cond.,
A/C, Blinds & Carpet. Free,
you haul. (239)728-3614
MIX- 6mo need good
home. Good with kids,
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PUPPIES Golden Retriever, Pit
SBull & Cur mix. Free To
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

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

Professional Cook
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Full Time. (Fri., Sat., Mon., Tues., Wed.)
Good Benefits,
Apply At: 406 N.W 4th Street

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Call today, work
tomorrow, Lori:
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DIESEL MECH.- exp. only,
Good hrly. rate @ Ford
DIrship. Okeechobee Ford
Co. 3175 Hwy 441 S.
Must be experienced & have
a class A CDL Apply
@Syfrett Feed co. 3079
NW 8th Street
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified

Experienced Duct Installer
Apply in person:
202 NE 2nd St.

Small Company with Well
Maintained Equipment is
looking for: Experienced,
Qualified,, Hardworking
Drivers. Must have: Class
A License and be willing to
work 51/2 days.
Choice of work area from:
Orlando south or Longer
Trips to north Florida/
South Georgia. Perma-
nent work with a variety
of loads.
Call (863)763-6606

(Must be 21)
Must have CDL. Exc.
Benefits! Apply at:
Wastes Management,
Inc. 10800 NE 128
Ave.Okeechobee, FL
.34972. No phone
calls please!!

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

Liqhtsev's Restaurant

in now hiring
Contact Joe or Ray (863) 763-4276
Apply In Person 10435 Hwy. 78 West.

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

perienced Waitress. Ranch-
ers Restaurant.
& Bore Contractor. Welding
ability preferred. Apply in
person @ 16545 SW Farms
Rd. Indiantown, FL 34956 or
by phone (772)597-5572.

Location: BARN 8
Is hiring a
Includes Various
maintenance jobs.
Knowledge of plumbing and
small electric motors
is required.
Apply in person, or Call
Travis @ (863)634-0102



Seeking mature,
person to work full
time in laundry.
Must be Bilingual.
Apply In Person At:
406 N.W. 4th St.
Looking for Someone
experienced in concrete
block and flatwork.
Must have drivers
Hazemat & Tanker. Medical
Benifets, Retirement, Vaca-
tion & Bonus Programs.
Call (863)763-3617

Salesman Wanted
For fast growing
Aluminum Company.
Please call (863)467-2341
SURVEY CREW- All positions.
New Okeechobee Surveying
- Co. Pay negotiable.
W & W Lumber
of Okeechobee
Has Full Time Warehouse
Position Available.
See Roy. (863)763-3173
Walpole Inc.
is looking for
Truck and Trailer
Must have 3 years veri-
fiable experience.
Competitive Pay
w/Excellent Benefits.
Apply at:
269 NW 9th St.
or Call: 863-763-5593
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
iell rn, Them in the

SECRETARY, PT: 20 hr. wk.
3 yrs. office exp. minimum
required. $10,800 annual
salary, benefits.
Apply at: http://
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!

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Local company with more than 20 years
track record in Okeechobee wants
Master's License a real plus.
Top pay, salary commensurate with experience.
Complete benefits package.
Send resume to #6689
P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, FL 34973

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

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

for a fast growing construction company.
Previous construction experience preferred.
Please fax resume to: 863-763-4455,
or bring resume to: 200 N.W. 5th St.

Billingual Helpful. Call
863-634-1756 or

Financial |

Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs 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
before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
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numbers may require an
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long distance toll costs. We
will do our best 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.

When doing those chores is
doing you in, it's time to
look for a helper in the
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick' up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
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Instruction 420
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Insurance 430
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AIR COND.(2)- 20K BTU Re-
verse Cycle, and 5500 BTU,
both window units, $375.

$350 or best offer.
(863)467-4982 or

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by 24 inches wide by 11 inches deep.
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pressor & Air handler built in
1 unit. 2 ton Coleman. $500/
best offer (561)622-2548

CHEST FREEZER- Small floor
model. $50. (863)946-1481

DRYER- Kenmore, Great
shape. Only $75. Guaran-
teed & free delivery.
dair, Full size, Excellent con-
dition. $350.
GE, white, 18.2 cu. ft. Frost
free with ice maker. Like
new. $175. (863)857-8788.

and landing 2 railings, like
:tnew, $200 neg.
VINYL SIDING D5- 1200 sq.
ft. $600. or best offer.
VINYL SIDING D5- Gray, ap-
prox. 400 sq. ft. $300. or
est offer. (863)610-2190.
WINDOWS (2) Gorrel, Vinyl,
Thermopane, 5/8th low E,
Argon gas filled. 36x36.
$200 both. (863)467-5956

TYPEWRITER, Portable, Elec-
tric, Intelliwriter Plus by
Sharp. Asking. $200.
WINDOWS 3, Double paned,
3'x6' Single hung. $150.
Will separate.

CRIB- Kindercare, w/mattress
& sheet set, beautiful, big,
white, used twice, $100
firm. (863)763-0981.
WALKER, Playpen, crib, small
rocking horse, bouncer, pic-
nic tbl, car seats, $185 will
sell sep. (863)801-6031

Glaze Dishes. 107 pieces.
$100. (863)635-2983 Leave

WEDDING DRESS, sz. 4, Glo-
ria Vanderbilt, Satin/Pearls.
Long train. Gently worn lx
$150 863-983-2224 aft. 6p

COMPUTER- Compaq Desk
Pro, w/monitor, keyboard,
mouse, over 30 games.
$75. (863)843-0158
XP, Monitor, Keyboard,
printer, & Games $150.

BEDROOM SET Complete, all
wood, King size, Lighted
Head board. $500.
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
$300./all. (863)674-0467.
COUCH, England, Large.
w/matching chair & otto-
man. Beige w/blue & mauve
floral. $350 863-357-1560
DINING SET w/4 chairs. Pe-
can. $100 (863)357-4532
DRESSER, 4 drawer, brown,
$30. (863)635-1794
Recliner, Good cond. $800,.
Will separate.
SOFA & LOVESEAT, Excellent
' condition. Down sizing home
furniture. $500.

SOFA, Sleeper w/2 glass top
end tables, good condition
$250. (863)357-1560

stored, $2200.
GOLF CART- Easy Go. 3
wheeler, Brand new batteries
with a charger, Very clean.
$1300. (863)467-7428
GOLF CART, Electric, 4 Seater
w/box bed. Work or Pleas-
ure?.36 V charger. $1100.

GUN, AR-15. 223 Cal w/Clips
& Scope. New! $1200. Call
Cell# (863)610-0632
GUN, FEG 9mm mak. with 2
numbers matching maga-
zines, nice, small, $200
firm. (863)946-0296
RUGER MINI 14-, Early Pre
Ban very low serial #, Extra
mags, $599.

EXERCISE BIKE- Schwin, sta-
tionary, asking $55.
TREADMILL, Weslo, Electric.
Includes floor mate. Still un-
(er warrantee. $300
WEIGHT SET: 150 lbs of wts.
w/bench that inclines & de-
clines. Squat rack & Lat.
tower. $175 (863)357-2829

Set, Pitcher, 6 glasses Per-
fect condition. A rare find.
$150. (863)763-8149

1004, used 3 mo. Oxygen
holder, Was $7900. sell
$1500. neg. (863)467-8316

KEYBOARD- Brand new, light
up keys, 100's of songs,
never used, $125 neg.
ORGAN, Lowrey (Festival),
Model #NL-20, like new,
lots of rhythms. Must sell.
$2000. (863)763-5045

CKC, 7 weeks old, $300.
863)467-7778 or
CHICUAHUA- Male; Born Mar.
13th '05. CKC Reg., Black &
white. Long haired. $400.
Males, 1 red, 1 chocolate,
$350 with papers,
(863)763-2049 after 7pm
DOG KENNEL- Chain linked.
6'x6'x10' Galvanized metal
roof. $120. (561)996-2126.

Like new wall accessories.
$30. (863)467-5756
$300. or best offer.
enough to eat on their own,
$20 each. (863)675-6214
aft 6.
black, no papers, $350.

LYCOMING 0-290 Aircraft
1 25HP Engine Serial
#1576-21. Starter & alter-
nator removed. No logs. Ex-
cellent use for Air Boat.
$3,250. Neg. 850-871-4077

MTX 10"Sub in Box with JVL
LCA752 Amp, $75.

TELEVISION- Curtis Mathis
stereo TV, 27", wood cabi-
net, floor model, $175.
2ft speakers, 2 3-1/2 ft
spkrs, 5 CD component,
$300 neg. (863)357-6825.
TV/VCR Combo, 19" inch,
beautiful picture, VCR needs
adjusting, $30.

upright, works good, pumps
to 120psi, C/H brand, $125.
JOINTER 7"- with stand, ask-
ing $150. (863)612-0033.
TABLE SAW- 10", Craftsman,
good condition, $85.
TABLE SAW- 1 1/2 HP, 10",
$125. (863)763-6342..

EUREKA ENVIRO Multi steam-
er/cleaner. New, Sacrifice.
Kills germs Easy to use
$135 (863)763-8149
Buster portable With all at-
tachments. $30.

A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.

Agriculture I

Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm FeedtProducts 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

$20. @.

HORSE- 2 yrs old, unbroken,
$300. (863)675-3008.
31" tall, child broke, incld,
saddle & tack, 2yrs old,
$1200. (863)227-0367.
PAINT MARE, 8 yr. old,
needs exp'd rider, very
flashy, $2500.
SADDLE, 16" Big Horn, West-
ern, Gated. Black. Good con-
dition. $300.

Stump Jumper. $175.
FINISH MOWER, 6 ft., like
new, used one season,
$ 1 1 0 0 .
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. (863)357-6202
Snapper, 8HP 30" cut, like
new. $400. (239)810-2821.

Ispecial Notice 0155 1

Stuart, Park model 12'x40',
prep for FL/Rm. Fridge, mi-
cro-stove. furn. It oak, 3/4
ply fir $4700.772-229-2811


Boats 3005
Campers/RVs :010
Jet Skils 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles .3030
Sport Vehicles.'ATVs 3035

BASS BOAT- Ranger, 17', with
115 Mercury engine, runs
excellent, w/trlr. $1500.

Rentals I

Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 1I5
Townhouses Rent90'-'O
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land. Rent ',-5
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950O
Rooms to Rent '55
Storage Space -
Rent 960i

FURNISHED APT- all utilities
paid, mature adults only, No
pets, on water, call
863)357-2044 between
-4pm daily.

BASSWOOD, New 3br 2ba
split plan Good Rental & His-
tory required. No Pets.
$1000. x's 3 (631)875-4701
COTTAGE, on canal.
2 Bdrm. 1 Ba. Easy access to
lake, screen porch, car port,
Newly renovated. Water &
Lawn Maintenance Included.
No pets. $750 mo. + dep.
Appointment only.
FORT DRUM, 2 Bdrm., 2 BA,
garage. Quiet country set-
ting. Small pet okay. Fenced
yard monthly or seasonal.

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

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005C
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1O(11
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 103t5
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 10.45
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1061
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

1089 acres mol including 2
lakes located in beautiful
North Florida. NRCS
compliant, 550 head dairy
cows, 2 new large cooling
barns accommodating 600
head, all milking equipment,
lagoon, manure transfer
and all irrigating pipelines.
1999 Mack truck and milk
tanker. 3 tenant mobile
homes. Also includes 4000
sq. ft.; brick home with 4
bedrooms, 41/2 bathrooms,
in ground swimming pool,
under ground sprinkler
system and chain link fence.
PH# 386-935-1150 or

CLEWISTON- 2.5 acre vacant
land, Pioneer in Clewiston,
$65,099 neg.

Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
AB 111 AU237

SEEKING 30-200 +/- acres of
wooded/pasture land. Not a

Mobile Homes

Mobile Home Lots 20u5
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale ?020

nal, 31', 2 electric slides,
warranty, same as new.

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BAYLINER, '99, 16 ft., 75hp,
galvanized trailer, good con-
dition, $2500 neg.
EVINRUDE- 25HP, Electric
start like new cond. $1295.
MERCURY '01, 25 HP electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
MON-ARK 17 Ft. w/90 hp en-
gine. Includes trailer & cano-
py to cover boat. $1200 or
best offer. (863)675-6738
Seadoo Jet Boat Sport LE,
2001, 130hp., low hours,
garage kept, boat cover.&
trailer. $8,700.
TRLR, '83- 140HP Suzuki ,
fiberglass, $1800.

V/HULL Aluminum, 12', with
fish finder 18hp Johnson
motor. With live well. Trail-
er. $985. Neg.
ZODIAC- 9.5', "Fast Roller" in-
flatable, red/white. Fairly
new. Asking $550.

DUTCHMAN, 26', Great fixer
upper Villa RV Park on 441
SE Screen Rm. & A/C.
$4000 863-357-2633

length 13ft, beam 5ft, V-Hull,
$300. (863)467-5496.

Airboat Engine, Ground Pow-
er Unit, with 520 jugs, needs
modifying, $2000.
Your next job could be in
today's classified. Did
you look for it?

Springer Soft Tail
3500 org. mls.
Lots of Chrome. Selling for
$15,500 or possible trade
for land. (954)564-3508
HONDA 1977, Auto shift,
Runs good. Complete w/ac-
cessories. $600.
YAMAHA 2003 R6 Street
Bike: Blue, only 4,000 miles,
great condition. $6500. Call
Paul @ (863)634-5698

$500. (863)763-5471.
GO-CART, '04, Silver Fox,
w/seat belts & roll cage.
Brand new. $1,250.
A/C starter, water/fuel
pumps. Needs major motor
work $900. 863-532-9355.


Automobiles 400d
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars -1015
Commercial Trucks 4020)
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 400
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Ut;lity 4055
Tractor Trailers 40)60
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

dr, 75% restored. 50 K, Cold
A/C. Parts less than 4 yrs.
old. $2000 863-517-0386
New engine parts. Good in-
terior. $3500. or best offer.
CHEVY LUMINA- '93, Dual air,
Very Good condition. $1800.
(863)234-1009 or
DODGE NEON '98, Runs good.
4 door. $1,800.
FORD TAURUS 1989, 4 Door,
$1000. (863)447-0384
FORD TAURUS, '87 no air,
auto, new tires, low miles,
rebuilt mtr, new batt, $800
neg. (863)763-6396
FORD TEMPO- "93, Good
Condition. $1500.
(863)234-1009 or
Runs good. Cold A/C. Must
see! $2000. (863)634-1259
NISSAN 300ZX 1987, Runs
fast. Needs work. $450 firm.
OLDS DELTA 88, '86- runs
good, $500 or best offer,
PONTIAC 6000- '88, All pow-
er, A/C, Low mileage. Clean
$995. Firm. (863)763-5154.
A/C, Clean, $1395. Firm.
2 wheel drive, 4 cyl., 5 spd,
A lot of new parts added.
$1000. (863)261-2063.
TOYOTA- '81, Needs carbure-
tor kit, as is $350. or best
offer. (863)697-3869.
owner, runs great, exc cond.
loaded, $9900 Must Sell!
TOYOTA PRIVIA, '93- runs
good, needs TLC, $1000 or
bestoffer. (863)612-0258.
TOYOTA TERCEL '89, $200.
or best offer.

Antique & Classic Cars for
sale. (863)763-6266 or
863-697-1319 or
FORD MUSTANG '89, Gray, 2
door, 4 cyl, 5spd, Runs
great $1000.
(863) 634- 1 077
800-966-3514 ext. 173
door, low miles, $1200.

5.81t, body in good shape,
runs but needs work. $2500

CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878


The most important

20 minutes of your day

is the time spent reading

with your child from

birth to age nine.

BRUSH GUARD, & Diamond
Plate Tool box, SS Nerf Bars,
for Dodge Quadcab, $750.
CAR DOLLY, like new, used
very little, new paint, new
$1,150, asking $925 or best
offer. (863)697-9704
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
or Kawasaki Mule. $900.
gine runs, trans. has prob-
lem. Great for parts. $200 or
best offer. (863)467-0987
RIMS- 17" (4),. with tires,
asking $900.
TIRES- 4, 245/70R/17. Used,
Good tread. Asking $125.
7863)697-3146 or
67-0883 .
TIRES, (5), Falken Ziex
S/TZ01 265 50R20, plenty
of miles left, $150.
berglass, Silver. Fits Dodge
Ram 1500. Good condition.
$600. (863)763-8988

CHEVY 1/2 ton, V8, auto Flat
bed/Utility. Runs good.
$1000 or best offer.
DODGE PU, '84- straight 6 cyl,
4 on the floor, short bed
w/topper, $600

mark 8x20, with dovetail
ramp, pulled twice locally,
$4,000. 239-250-3282

DODGE VAN, '90, red, nice
body, good condition,
$2000 (863)467-0987
motor Needs Trans. & A/C
$750. or best offer.
4 speed manual trans. A/C,
2 bench seats. Runs good.
Buying a car? Look in
the classifieds. Selling
a car? Look in the

FILE NO.: 2004-CP-186
DOD: January 15,2004
SS#: 142-38-2980
The administration of the estate of Char-
lotte S. Hayes, deceased, whose date
of death was January 15, 2004, File
Number 2004-CP-186, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division; the
address of which is 304 NW Second
Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972.
The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedenrs estate on whom a
copy of this notice has been served
must file their claims with this court
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate must
file their claims with this court WITHIN
The date of the first publication of this
notice is 2005.
Attorney for Personal Representative:
760 U.S. Highway One, Suite 301
North Palm Beach, FL33408
Frededrick M. Dahlmeier
Florida Bar No. 146393
Personal Representative:
Thomas L. Hayes
6801 S.E. 8th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
52516 ON 5/3,10/05