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Vol. 96 No. 127 Saturday, May 7, 2005 504 Plus tax

Students challenge
the school faculty
The Osceola Middle
School (O.M.S.) students and
staff had a fun-tastic time Fri-
day afternoon as a team of
female faculty and staff
members took on the O.M.S.
Girls Volleyball team in a
friendly game of volleyball,
then went right into a not-so-
friendly game of basketball
against the O.M.S. Girls Bas-
ketball team. In front of the
entire student body, the
women and girls competed
for bragging rights, entertain-
ing the onlookers with their
display of skill-or lack
thereof. Largely due to some
creative officiating by Mr.
Sherlock, the faculty team
managed to eek a victory in
volleyball, but there was no
amount of help that could
keep the girls basketball
team from a victory. The
afternoon was made even
more fun by a motley crew of
cheerleaders, dubbed the
Warriorettes. These spirited
acrobats were actually boys
who agreed to serve as enter-
tainment, and the crowd
enjoyed their antics as much
as the sight of their teachers
trying to play sports.
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Sorenstam's quest
is put on hold
Annika Sorenstam will defi-
nitely play this weekend. So
will the rest of the field at the
Michelob Ultra Open.
Sorenstam's quest for a
record sixth straight win, in
jeopardy after a rough open-
ing round, was put on hold
Friday when ra;n washed out
play. The second round will
start from scratch Saturday,
and LPGA rules official Jim
Haley said 36 holes will be
played Sunday.
"The golf course is just not
playable," Haley said. "We felt
like, to be fair to everyone, we
would scratch the round and
start over."
A steady rain had been
falling since early Friday, but
Haley said the golf course at
Kingsmill, renovated over the
winter, was still in good shape
when the first group began
play. The greens held up fine,
but the fairways and tee boxes
quickly got water-logged.
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Drought Index
Current: 116
Source: Florida Division
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Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.79 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
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Living Scenarios: Students get a taste of reality

Staff photos/Lorna Jablonski
Ayla Bove (left) discusses the cost of automobiles and their upkeep with Mr. Joe Arnold
(right) at the Osceola Middle School Career Fair and Reality Store. Mr. Arnold is a
school board member who volunteered his time to assist in this event.

O.M.S. hosts Reality Store
By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Eighth grade students got a
chance to be part of the real adult '
world Friday at Osceola Middle
School. Teachers and volunteers
manned desks with such titles as
housing, medical and dental t
insurance, transportation, gro-
ceries, clothing, etc. as part of the
eighth grade Career Fair and Reali- .
ty Store event held in the gymnasi-
um of the school.
Each student was given a sheet
assigning them a job, a monthly
salary and different living scenar-
ios. They then had to go around
the gym from table to table
spending their earnings to pay for
normal monthly expenses and
budgeting what was left for enter-
tainment and savings. Some were
told that they were expecting chil-
dren. Others even had to pay for
such unbudgeted items as speed-
ing tickets, unexpected auto
repairs and home maintenance
repairs from their monthly pay-
The Healthy Start Coalition
had a vest on hand to simulate the Jorge Botello (left), a history teacher at Osceola Middle
discomfort of being pregnant. School, helps Samual Johnson into the baby vest during
the O.M.S. Career Fair and Reality Store. The vest weighs
approximately 30 pounds and simulates the extra weight
See Store Page 2 that a woman carries around during her pregnancy.

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Kiwanis Club President Marcos Montes DeOca and club
member, Danielle Lamoureux promote, "Project Unus"
program which brings children in foster care a warm,
fuzzy security blanket.

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By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee City Police
Department has arrested two local
juveniles allegedly involved in bur-
glarizing a local computer busi-
Arrested were Freddy Mott, 17,,
of S.W. Fifth Ave. and Chris Chan-
dler, 14 of S.W. Third Ave.
They were each charged with
burglary and grand theft.
Detective Bill Saum of the Okee-
chobee City Police Department
(OCPD) returned the computer
and most of the $3,000 in computer
parts to the owner of the store.
Their arrest affidavits will go to
juvenile justice, said Detective
Detective Saum said the police
department received a call the
morning of May 3 in reference to a
burglary at The Computer Shop,
located in the Sun Plaza.
The alleged burglary occurred
on the night of May 2.
OCPD Officer Skip Eddings
responded to the. store and asked
Detective Saum to meet him there.

Officer Eddings learned that Mott
had worked at the computer store
for two months.
Detective Saum also said Mott
collects parts computers that have
been disposed of until be has
enough to build a computer.
OCPD Detective Bettye Taylor
department knew Mott and went
with Detective Saum to Mott's
The two juveniles were inter-
viewed and later arrested.
Police said there were two other
burglaries on the night of May 2
and in the same shopping plaza-
one at Land and Ranch Real Estate,
and the other was at Dr. Rajinder
Singh's office.
Police said four lap top comput-
ers were taken from the real estate
office, while an X-box was taken
from Dr. Singh's office. No arrests
have been made in connection
with these other two burglaries.
Anyone with information
regarding the burglary to Land and
Ranch Real Estate and Dr. Singh's
office is asked to call Detective Bill
Saum at the Okeechobee City
Police Department, (863)763-5521.

Staff photo/Maria Chandler
Okeechobee City Police Department detectives Bill Saum and Bettye Taylor display a com-
puter and computer parts that they were able to recover. Also displayed are the shoes the
suspects were allegedly wearing and the tool reportedly used to enter the store. The detec-
tives said two juveniles have been arrested in connection with a break in at The Computer

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Continued From Page 1 This event has been so suc-
Both boys and girls tried on the cessful in the past that the eighth
vest and then attempted to bend grade teachers hold this function
over to pick up a pencil, walk a every year. This innovative,
distance and perform other nor- hands-on experience teaches the
mal tasks made more difficult by students the reality of making
the weight of pregnancy. It was a money, budgeting and saving.

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Courtesy photo/OMS
This week's Students of the Week pose in front of some of the Ospreys tessellation proj-
ects. They are (front row, left to right): Steven Brown, Mindy Dowler, Kevin Pineda; (back
row, left to right): Raquel Benitez, Reba Spiess, Ryan Lott, and Zach Viens. We're proud
of you.

Courtesy photo/OMS
Students of the Week
This week's students pose in front of a construction area outside the front office. While
our building may be in need of repair, our students are functioning at 100 percent. Con-
gratulations to Billy Foley, Maria Garcia, Warren Smith, Jessica Christian, Ashley Jarvis,
and Paige Arnold. Not pictured: Wesley Mims and Brian Smith.

start noto/u. Hamilton
Talent Show
With proud grandparents Walt and Faye Mackin watching
from the audience, second grade student Samantha Wine,
performs, "Above All" at North Elementary School talent
show on Friday.

stair Pnoto/Du.amilton
A Little Sunshine
The only kindergarten student in North Elementary
School's talent show on Friday, Kylee Field, performs an a
cappella version of, "You Are My Sunshine".

O.M.S. students challenge school faculty

The Osceola Middle School
(O.M.S.) students and staff had a
fun-tastic time Friday afternoon as
a team of female fac-
ulty and staff members
-took on the
O.M.S. Girls r [ r
Volleyball team
in a friendly game of volleyball,
then went right into a not-so-
friendly game of basketball
against the O.M.S. Girls Basketball
team. In front of the entire student
body, the women and girls com-
peted for bragging rights, enter-
taining the onlookers with their
display of skill-or lack thereof.
Largely due to some creative offi-
ciating by Mr. Sherlock, the faculty
team managed to eek a victory in
volleyball, but there was no
amount of help that could keep
the girls basketball team from a
victory. The afternoon was made
even more fun by a motley crew
of cheerleaders, dubbed the War-
riorettes. These spirited acrobats
were actually boys who agreed to
serve as entertainment, and the
crowd enjoyed their antics as
much as the sight of their teachers
trying to play sports. Thank you to
all the students who participated:
representing the O.M.S. volleyball
team: Taylor Acree, Paige Arnold,
Randi Barnes, Megan Clements,
Farah Elhindi, Brittney Freeman,
Kayla Goode, Courtney Marker,
Cassie Murray, Olivia Skeen, Kelli
Streelman, Taylor Pritchard.
O.M.S. Basketball team members:
Shaneka Ash, Dorothy Burkhardt,
Mariah Charleston, Alisha Clance,
Joy Erasmus, Rachel Fairchild,
Alex Frances, Clotious Harris,
Krischell Harris, Ashley Jarvis,
Ashley Spencer. Warriorettes:
Nate Halliday, Korey Sallette,
Travis Gwaltney, Nate Halliday,
Korey Sallete, Travis Gwaltney,
Bryan Corwin, Lonnie Pryor,
Brett Barcia, Anthony D'Agostino,
John Michael Rickards, Brice
Buckner, Chris Cutler, Michael
Cornell, Frankie DeCarlo, Ryan
Mellette, Mike Hall, Michael Her-
nandez, Bascom Drawdy.
During the intermission
between the two faculty-student
athletic contests, O.M.S. recog-
nized many students for outstand-
ing performance on the FCAT
Writing test. Students had 45 min-
utes to respond to a surprise topic;
creating an essay with a tight
focus, clear organization, plenty of
support, and using proper con-
ventions of grammar and
mechanics. These essays were
scored by a pair of state graders,
who assigned scores from a low
of "unscorable" to a high of 6.
O.M.S. is proud to announce that
20 students scored a 5.5, meaning
that the two writing scorers split
on their rasing, with one assigning
a score of 5 and one assigning a
score of 6. O.M.S. also recognized
nine students who scored a 6.0.
Eighth grade Language Arts teach-
ers Mrs. Donna Garcia and Mr.
Kevin Lute surprised the 6.0s with
handmade party hats, proclaim-
ing "I made a 6 on FCAT Writing!",
which the students, proudly wore
all day long. Congratulations to
Courtney Beamer, Gary Bobst,

Brittany Carrier, Trey Cofield,
Meghan Conroy, Brittny Cutler,
Brittany Haggard, M'Lynn Hair,.
Megan D'Agostina, Kaylee Davis,
Joy Erasmus, RD Hall, Caitlan Hig-
gins, Courtney Irons, Jessica Joles,
Allison Kuipers, Cassie Murray,
Kayla Neswick, Craig Norris, Vick
Patel, Shaina Ragamat, Taylor
Pritchard, Kelli Streelman, Megan
Travers, Kaitlan Wallace, Olivia
Skeen, Justina Stokes, Robyn,
Tewksbury, and Laura Torres for
their excellence in writing. O.M.S.
would like to thank all of the
teachers for their hard work and
support in working with the stu-
dents in writing. While the Lan-
guage Arts teachers certainly pro-
vide the students with a firm
foundation and plenty of practice,
teachers in all subject areas sup-
port their efforts with assignments
in their own content areas and
grading that follows the FCAT
Writing rubric. Without this team
approach, our students would not
have become so successful.
Thank you, everyone, for your
hard work.
This month, the following stu-
dents received recognition and
were treated to fresh baked cook-
ies from the cafeteria and a mag-
net picture frame. that reads "I
impressed Miss Manners at Osce-
ola Middle School." Another very
special thankyou goes to:
Bears: Taylor Acree, Tim Bear-
den, Megan Blue, Gladys Castane-
da, Catrina Clyne, Joanna Collier,
Roger Duque, Shanice Fowler,
Yakiesha Gordon, Evan Heenan,
Jill Jaynes, Megan Kasik, Jamesha
Koger, Destiny Pellom and David
Bobcats: Javas Jones and Tim
Dolphins: Kaysey Adams,
Tommy Adams, Tommy Adams,
Tessa Albright, Reyna Benitez,
Danielle Brown, Kendra Carden,
Jocelyn Cardenas, Kevin Christen-
son, Ronda Cline, Tamara Collins,
Rustin Davenport, Kyle Foster,
Javier Garcia, Veronica Garcia,
Marvin Grimsley, Ashley Hawes,
Christina King, Farah lytle, Martin
Macias, Emma Marshall,Keairia
Mehide, Mishal Mehta, Ali Nunez,
Chat Pitt, Lionardo. Resendez,
Nancy Rodrigues, Jolene Rowell,
Brent Rucks, Amanda Sheffield,
Kera Snyder, Shelby Spires, Liz
Turner, Kenneth Webb, Stephany

White and Courtney Wilson.
Eagles Anselmo Aponte, Kayla
Bailey, Mary Barber, Jaiden Bam-
hart, Paige Beaman, Rda biegel,
Edgar Calderon, Manuel Castre-
jon, Christina Close, Jimmy Coop-
er, William Corona, Altis Crowell,
Marquette Dames, Jessica Daw-
son, Farah Elhindi, William Ellis,
Benjamin Estey, Sadey Fite,
Caycee Fitzwater, Britney, Floyd,
Camren Fraser, Matthew Fraser,
Marissa Garcia, Sara Jones, Chase
Kaufmann, Charles Lang, Juan
Lugo, Lisandra Martinez, Ryan
Mellette, Katie Ower, Reybi Perez,
Alyssa Power, Sara Pric, Nettira
Ridley Blake Shapiro, Joseph
Summerford, Nicholas Sweet,
Shelby Thomas, William Wallace,
Stephanie Weeks, Amber Wig-
gins, Lavonda Williams and Han-
nah Woods.
Jaquars: Olivia Arnold, Nikki
Batista, Timothy Brazil, Chris Cain,
Michell Fischer, Becca Foster, Noe
Garcia, M'Lynn Hair, Savannah
Joiner, Ahanna Jose, Travis
Knapp, Nikki Lawrence, Nicole
Mann, Heather Martin, Craig Nor-
ris, Norma Ruiz, Malcolm Rush,
Mariah Sinclair, Brittany Snyder,
Matthew Stevens, Justina Stokes,
Katelyn Stuart, Christina Talley
and Grace Williams.
Osprey: Jose Arreaga, Brice
Buckner, Dwight Chandler,
Jonathon Crawford, Cassie
Damos, Mitch Dean, Augustine
Gomez, Justin Hoover, Amber
Joiner, Steve Kayda, Jonathan
Lara, Josh McCall, Franklin Met-
calf, Amanda Moore, Jeshhua
Power, John Michae Rickards,
Sache Sapp, Stephen Schoonmak-
er, Cameron Tewksbury, Kathleen
Turner, Fabiola Veleriano, Doug
Wadlington, Alisha Wilcox and
Samantha Williams
The O.M.S. PE department is
proud to announce the fastest
mile times for April 19. Sixth
grade: Adrian Tagle and Serena
Bohn. Seventh grade: Uriel Mon-
jaras and Gloria Jenkins. Eighth
grade: Cory Rose, Steven Wash-
bish, and Clotious Harris. On April
26, the following students finished
with the fastest times. From the
sixth grade: Adrian Tagle and
Ashtyn Brown. From the seventh
grade: Lionel Jones and Gladys
Castaneda. From the eighth grade:
Reynel Denova and Clotious Har-
ris. Way to go, runners. We look

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forward to great things from each
of these students as O.M.S. track
hopefuls begin preparing for the
upcoming Hershey Track Meet
under the supervision of PE
coaches Ms. Kelly Bass and Mr.
John Roy Ard.
O.M.S. recognized over 140
students at the fourth "O.M.S.
Thanks You" presentation for this
.year. These students, like so many
at O.M.S., stood out the past
month by doing unsolicited good
deeds for their peers or for adults
on campus. We are so proud to
walk the halls and witness stu-
dents displaying acts of kindness
and consideration, such as reach-
ing down to pick up trash they
notice on the sidewalk, noticing
that someone in the hall has their
hands full and offering assistance,
opening and holding doors for
Beginning Monday, May 2, stu-
dents who are picked up in the
afternoons will now be picked up
at the back of the OMS teacher
parking lot, near the gym. Cars will
line up there first, then the over-
flow will be routed through the
pickup circle at the front of the
school. We hope that this adjust-
ment will make the pickup proce-
dure more expeditious and safer
for everyone by eliminating the
time-consuming and potentially
dangerous crossing of traffic that
occurs in the current pattern. We
ask that drivers please be patient
as we learn the new procedure,
and as always, refrain from pass-
ing other cars while on O.M.S.
Upcoming Events:
May 2: Tropicana Speech
County Competition, 4 p.m. and
sixth grade orientation, 7 p.m.;
May 4: Staff Appreciation Lun-
cheon for Teacher Appreciation
Week; May 6: Reality Store and
Career Fair; May 9 20: Scholastic
Book Fair and
May 13: Faculty Follies Male
staff v. OMS Boys Basketball and
OMS Soccer teams in basketball
and floor hockey, respectively.

Community Events

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

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

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Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
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"I would like to say thank you to my neighbor that lives across
the street from me. I am a 76-year old handicapped woman and
any time we call him he is jolly on the spot to help what ever my
husband and I need. I want to thank him very much."

Not a Cure
"Castration will not stop a sexual predator. That does not stop
the desire for sex. It only prevents pregnancy."

Next Year
"Well people I hope were having a good year this year 'cause
next year we will have the sixth month, the sixth day, the sixth
year and sixth second, sixth minute and the sixth hour."

"As parents of a special needs man who attends ARC, we were
appalled at last week's article. We could not believe that the coun-
ty would be so cold and uncaring as to consider a parking lot over
the needs of mentally handicapped people. We also have difficul-
ty understanding why there has been no public response to help
ARC when we read in the paper that many other groups are get-
ting both public and private help to rebuild their facilities. ARC
plays a very important role in the lives of these individuals."

"There are some individuals in Basswood that feel they have
the right to mark up our neighborhood. Apparently their parents
will not or cannot control them, so they roam our neighborhood
marking up our property and the county's property, which we tax-
payers 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 started. The sher-
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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 con-
tact me, if you are not, shame on you."

Traffic Light
"I was just wondering if they were going to install a light at
Raulerson Hospital. It would be convenient." (Editor's Note.
Thanks for calling. We spoke with the Florida Department of
Transportation (FDOT) and were told there are no immediate
plans to install a traffic light at the hospital. However, they are
doing a study on the situation to determine the feasibility of
installing a light there.)

Community Events ,

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. Sec-
ond St. The church is located behind the Bank of America build-
ing. Tickets are $5 and are available at the church office. For
information, call (863) 763-4021.

OCFD volunteers planning barbecue
The Okeechobee City Fire Department volunteers are host-
ing 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 pro-
viding 30,000 free campsites 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 but-
ton and follow the instructions.

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Courtesy photo/"Strolling Down Country Roads"

Looking Back
The Boromei family migrated from Italy to the United States in 1913, and arrived in Okeechobee in 1915. The family owned
a wholesale fish company that shipped fish from Okeechobee to the northern parts of the United States. In the front row
(left to right) are Nick Boromei, Mr. and Mrs. Boromei, Fred, Rose and Mary Ann Boromei, Richard and Bobby Burgess;
(standing) Nina and Robert 'Red' Burgess, Oveda and Harry Wilson, Yolando and Leo Gagnon, Vincent and Gino Boromei
and Dorena And Harold Bartett. This picture was shared with Twila Valentine and Betty Chandler Williamson, authors of
"Strolling Down Country Roads", by Dorena Boromei Bartlett. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of
Okeechobee citizens to share with our readers? Bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we
can copy them while you wait.

Upcoming Events

Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee construction volunteers will meet
in the parking lot of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, N.E. Third
Street and N. Parrott Ave., at 7 a.m. Construction work will be at a Habitat
work site in an adjoining county. Wear comfortable clothes suitable for
working. Call (863) 357-1371, for information.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House, which is
located next to the driver's license office on U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-help
group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and other intoxicat-
ing drugs, and a desire to manage their emotional or psychiatric illness.
It's an open discussion group.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Chapter DAR will meet at 10 a.m. at the Oakview Bap-
tist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St. They would like to extend an invitation to
anyone eligible for membership in NSDAR to attend, from October
through May. For information call Regent Ruth Lawson at (863) 763-
2492, or Vice-Regent and Registrar Bonnie Hill at (772) 597-4235.

A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.

VFW #10539 Ladies Auxiliary lunch and bingo will start at noon at the
Post, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E. Auxiliary members and their guests are invited.
Please R.S.V.R to (863) 763-2308.
Okeechobee Senior Singers meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee Presby-
terian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys singing is
invited. For information or to schedule an appearance for your organiza-
tion or group, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the
Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. This meeting is
open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. The annual member-
ship is $10 per person, and $12 for a family. For information, call Eve at
(863) 467-2674; or, visit their web site at http://www.rootsweb.com/-flgso.

Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third
St., at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is wel-
come. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m. in the conference room at The Gather-
ing, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., for a weekly 12-step recovery and support
group meeting for women overcoming chemical dependency. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and the public are invited.
For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meet at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1857 U.S. 441 S.E.,
which is located next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group
that offers support and education for people who have been diagnosed
with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder
or dual diagnosis.

A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotics 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)
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car
you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while
you listen to the great oldies music.
The American Cancer Society meets at 7 p.m. at the Raulerson Hospi-
tal, 1796 U.S. 441 N., in the north dining room. The meetings are spon-
sored by the American Cancer Society and are facilitated by their med-
ical advisor Dr. Heller. For information, call 1-800-224-6844.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.

Community Events

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

Okeechobee Street Ministry to meet
The Okeechobee Street Ministry will be having their monthly
meeting on Saturday, May 7, from 6 until 8 p.m. in City Park #4.
There will be music, food and drinks. For information, contact
David Eng at (863) 634-3360.

Hurricane recovery is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
May 7, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6 p.m.-
on WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Donna
James, project manager, and Alex Marquez, team leader, for
Okeechobee County project HOPE, District 15. The topic will be
HOPE and help for residents still struggling to recover from last
year's hurricanes season, and trying to prepare for the 2005
hurricane season. Hurricane Awareness Week is May 29 June
5. For information, call the helpline at (866) 518-1825; Donna
James at (772) 467-3088 to help or participate with Hurricane
Awareness Week; or, Alex Marquez at (863) 763-5540.

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-

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

Veteran's office closed for training
The Okeechobee County Veteran's Services Office will be
closed May 9-12 for training and recertification. The VA vans will
continue to run to West Palm Beach VA Medical Center, Mon-
day through Friday. To schedule a ride on the van, call the Veter-
ans Service Office at (863) 763-8124 a couple of days ahead of
time and leave your name, last four digits of your Social Security
number, and the date and time of appointment (morning
appointments only). If you need to speak to a service officer in
reference to a claim during this time period, contact the Florida
Department of Veterans Affair Benefit Office at the West Palm
Beach VA Medical Center at (866) 383-9036. The County Veter-
ans Service Office will reopen Friday, May 13, at 8 a.m.

Genealogical Society will meet
The Genealogical Society of Okeechobee will meet at 1:30
p.m. on Monday, May 9, in the Okeechobee County Public
Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. The public is invited. For information,
call Eve at (863) 467-2674.

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.
Anyone interested in tracing his/her family history is encour-
aged to attend. Membership is $15 annually. Visitors are wel-
come. For information, call (863) 467-2036.

Healthy Start board to meet
The board of directors of the Okeechobee Healthy Start
Coalition will meet Wednesday, May 11, at 11:30 a.m. in their
office at 575 S.W. 28th St. The Okeechobee Healthy Start Coali-
tion is part of a statewide network of coalitions responsible for
planning and implementing services for pregnant women and
infants. For more information about the coalition, contact exec-
utive director Leslie Spurlock at (863) 462-5877.

Children's Services Council to meet
The Children's Services Council will meet Thursday, May 12,
at 5 p.m. in the conference room of the Okeechobee County
School Board Office at 700 S.W Second Ave.

The Okeechobee News, Saturday, May 7, 2005 1

Okeechobee residents share memories of mothers

Editor's note: In honor of
Mother's Day, the newspaper
invited readers to share their
favorite memories of their


Courtesy photo
Marian LaVerne Barlow

Memories of
my Mama
By Nancy and
Jimmy Sullivan
My memories of my mama,
Marian LaVerne Barlow, are
She could break an apple in
half with her bare hands. We'd
look for the Northern star, little
and big dipper. We'd make ani-
mal figures with the clouds, play
bingo and tiddly winks, go shop-
ping, go to lunch.
We'd make chicken and
dumplings, lemon pies, watch
Judge Judy and talk about her
She was pure sunshine, with
a big smile and bright eyes. She
loved people and parties.
I was holding her hand when
she went to heaven on March 28,
We love her and miss her.

Courtesy photo
Sharron Stevens
My Mom
By Kim A. Senna
My mom's name is Sharron L.
When I was 16 years old, my
Mother had to work two jobs to
pay the bills and feed the four of
us kids. I can still remember
lying around watching TV after
school waiting for her to come
home and cook dinner. I feel so
selfish now, but I guess I was
"too good" to clean the house or
start dinner.
She was a hairdresser during
the day, then a "maid" for the
dinner hour, then at 10 p.m. it
was off to a factory job produc-
ing and packaging contact lens-
es. I am not sure when she got to
sleep or even sit down and chill
for awhile.
She had a great attitude, a big
smile and was willing to help her
children in anything they wanted
to do.
When I ran away from home
at the age of 17, I learned many
valuable life lessons. One of
them was the fact that I had
been a selfish brat for most of
my adolescent years.
When I was .19, I tearfully
apologized to my Mom for all of
the terrible things I had said and
did. She stated that she really
didn't think that I'd been that
bad at all. I couldn't believe that
she really loved me so much that
she would overlook my bad
* behavior.
Today we are best friends. We
have taken three cruises togeth-
er and many mini-vacations. To
'this day, she continues to amaze
me with her love, patience and
Thanks for everything Mom!
Happy Mother's Day!! Your

Courtesy photo
Len Allen
Our mother
By Sue, Jeff and Dot
Our Mother, Len Allen is a
wonderful person, mother and
mend. She goes out of her way to
help her friends and family.
We always played cards and
other games when we were
younger and still do. We would
get to laughing about nothing in
particular, and laugh till we cried.
You would think it was the funni-
est thing ever. Although, maybe,
only to us.
She is a strong Christian and
loves to help people. Her health
may not be as good as it once
was, but she is always ready to
playa game of cards or. a board
game. She keeps us laughing and
teaches us not to take our trou-
bles too seriously. Oh by the way,
she usually wins.

Courtesy photo
Jennie Godwin's mother
Two mothers
By Jennie Zink Godwin
My Aunt Rossie Tanner and my
cousin Annie Kay Tanner-Novak
rode the train from Deerfield
Beach to Indianapolis, Ind. to be

present at my birth. My mother
had some health problems and
wanted my aunt there to help or
take over in a worst case scenario.
I arrived on July 1, 1952. My Aunt
Rossie, Annie Kay and my sister,.
Karen, brought me home from
the hospital and soon my mother,
Lossie, joined us. My mother had
a sister named Flossie, too. That's
Lossie, Flossie, Rossie.
My Aunt Rossie was my sec-
ond mother. Six months out of
each year, my family lived in Deer-
field Beach in a house that my
Uncle Odas Tanner had built for
two families. We lived upstairs
and the Tanners lived downstairs.
Annie Kay, who was an only
child, Karen and I were raised as
We had great mothers and
great childhoods. Although our
mothers are no longer with us,
we still have each other.

By Andrew McKillop
Spring is here, obliterating the
ravages of winter. The magnolia
trees are in full bloom ... blossoms
white and lavender, cream and
pink, swaying in the breeze. I
think of Mother and her magnolia
Time suddenly stands still ...
and recedes...
I am a young boy again, in the
yard of 1938, with a familiar figure
pointing out the beauty of the
blossoms ... names come back ...
phlox, mums, geraniums, irises,
poppies, lilies, ferns, and roses ...
and the birds: robins, sparrows,
woodpeckers, cardinals, blue jays,
creepers doves, orioles starlings
and red-winged blackbirds...
I can see her clearly; her lovely
smile, her large, warm eyes ... she
moves her hand to point and her
sweet voice describes and details,
facts about the flowers and the
birds... Time catches up ... I start
as another image takes its place...
She lies there so still... all the
beauty and the warmth of her
gone ... I can see her face ... but
not the same face that had lighted
up and smiled at me so many
times in the fifty-odd years I have
lived. The lovely hands that had
stroked my face and held my head
as I bent over to kiss her goodbye
three weeks earlier are -now cold
and still. How desperately I want
to. see. her smile light up her face,
her big, beautiful eyes twinkle,
and hear her soft voice ask once
again, "How are you, Son?"
Oh, how I long to go back ... to
be with her again. My stomach

knots and grows cold. My chest
aches as I struggle to fight back
the emotions in check, to keep
from breaking down.
And then I think of Dad; his
grief, his sorrow, his pain ... the
loss of the light of his life ... his
companion of 64+ years. I feel as
though I could scream out, "It's
not fair! She was such a wonderful
mother, such a good person. Why
did she have to suffer so?"
And now she's gone. The one
comfort to me now is that her suf-
fering is done. Deep within me I
know she answered the call of her
Saviour whom she loved and
served so long ... the One she
taught me to love ... and now
she's with Him and she's happy
and without suffering. Yet I have
still lost my beloved Mother ... I
miss her so ... I love her still... and
she is ever with me..
All the memories ... each day I
remember something new. The
concern she had ... always asking
about me and my life and seldom
interfering. Mother,! miss you ...
how I loved you ... but I will see
you again When we will be
together with Him forever ...

To my mother
By Ashley Perez
I didn't get a chance to say
good-bye to you.
To tell you that I loved you, to
what now must be one, long
unbroken cry
of pain, not that at last you have
gone away.
I cannot tell you what a joy it
to be the one to tend you in your
The burden was a gift, for giving
Not burden one who loves,
though loving bleed.
I wish I could have been with
you when you,
turned towards death
Alone, with no one there to

share your fear, your hand,
your one last breath.
I wish, I wish, I wish ... but it is
And now I must surrender what
is gone.
This poem is in loving memory
of Oralia B. Hernandez of Pahokee,
who passed away March 26, 2005,
from Ashley Perez and family.

courtesy pnoto
Shirley Kelly

I remember Mother
How will I remember my
mother, Shirley Kelly?
How will I remember my
Mother? I would have to say that
the one word that comes to
mind is "beautiful" inside and
out. She treats everyone she
comes in contact with such kind-
ness. She is never judgmental of
others and always finds the
good. She has always been an
encouragement to me and my
brothers, constantly telling us
we could accomplish anything if
we kept trying; we believed her.
She never let us down and
always put her children before
God has truly blessed me
with my beautiful mother. ALL of
my memories of her will be
cherished. I just hope that one
day my daughters feel the same
way about me. I love you.

Community Event

Legion accepting used printer cartridges
The American Legion Memorial Post 64, the Ladies Auxiliary and
the Sons of the Legion in conjunction with Environmental Control
are sponsoring a fundraiser. We ask that you donate your used or
empty laser printer cartridges and ink jets to the Post. The Post will
receive a donation from ECC. All monies received from this project
will be used to purchase supplies for the needy school children in
the Okeechobee School system. Boxes will be made available at the
following locations: American-Legion, 501 S.E. Second Ave.; Cham-
ber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave.; and Smith's Computer Service,
S.W. Park Street. Additional collection points will be made available
at a later date. For information, call John R. Rooney at (863) 763-
2950 or (863) 763-8971.

Tracy Sparks

A daughter
becomes a mother
This memory is not of my
mother, but of my daughter,
Tracy Sparks, who is now a
mother herself.
I remember her first day of
going to school and tears run-
ning down my face. Us making
cookies. Watching her roll out
dumplings with her Grandma
Vern. Sitting on her daddy's lap
and giving him kisses, telling on
her brother for saying "sit."
Watching her graduate high
school. Driving her first car. And
growing into a very intelligent,
beautiful young woman. The
year she fell in love and the day
in 1995 when my grandchild was
born. I love you, my daughter
and I always will.

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The Fishin' Line

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Only the die-hard angler ven-
tured out onto the lake this week
with weather conditions as poor
as they've been. For those who
simply must fish,,Gail's Bait Pail
recommends fishing along the
river banks or in the Rim Canal
with red worms.
Bass have also been brought in
from Tin House, the Monkey Box
and Indian Prairie using shiners,
plastic worms or spinnerbaits.
They have also been hooked in
the Rim Canal with 4-inch black
grape/green glitter crawdads and
4-inch red shad/green glitter
The Christian Team Trail Clas-
sic will take place on Saturday,
May 7. Only those teams who
have fished four of the seven trail
tournaments are eligible to com-


Fishin' Line

pete. The boats will launch at safe
light and return to Okee-Tantie at
1 p.m.
They will be paying out
according to their normal pay
schedule, which is based on the
number of boats. However, in
addition to the usual cash pay-
outs, there will be an additional
$2,100 added to the payouts. They
will also be paying the teams that
come in third and sixth from the
They will also be giving away
over $2,000 worth of gifts from
the Okeechobee Fishing Head-
quarters including two Shimano
Super Free Castaic Reels, four Shi-

mano Super Free Curado Reels,
two Quantum Accurist PT Series
AC500 Reels, six Quantum Tour
Edition PT Casting Rods, three
Frog Toggs Rain suits, one Tackle
Bag Piano Pro in addition to their
normal regular prizes.
The youth and deacons from
Oakview Baptist Church will be
serving free hot dogs and Pepsi
products. Tournament Director
Darrell Marlow stated that there
will also be one more very special
thing done at the weigh-in that
will have an effect on the Classic
tournament for years to come. He
suggested that even those anglers
who did not qualify for the Classic

should be at the weigh-in to enjoy
the food and special tournament
changing moment.
The Headturners3.com two-
day bass tournament returns to
Okee-Tantie on May 14 and 15.
The weigh-in at this tourney is
always fun for the anglers and
audience. Anglers may sign up for
this tournament at Garrard's Bait
Shop or at the boat ramp on the
morning of the tourney.
The Russ Bringger Memorial
Bass Tournament will take place
at Okee-Tantie on May 28.
The kick-off for the Okee-
Tantie Team Trail is scheduled for
May 29. For information on this
trail, contact Larry Crossman at
(863) 763-1020.
Have a great weekend and if
you decide to go fishing, enjoy
yourself and catch abig one.

Sports Briefs

Hours announced
for community pool
The Okeechobee Sports Com-
plex 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 5
p.m.; June 2 Aug. 7, Tuesday -
Saturday from 12:30 until 6:30
p.m., Sunday from I 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 I 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)

Senior softball
players are needed
Softball players 70 years old
and older are wanted to play on a
tournament 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
Recreational Association
(O.C.RA.) 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
Realtors will host a golf tourna-
Sment to benefit the Habitat for
Humanity on Saturday, May 7, at
the Okeechobee Golf & Country
Club startingat 8 am.
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 infor-
mation at (863) 634-1778, or Pam
Newcomer at (863) 634-1100.

Church hosting
golf tournament
The Oakview Baptist Church
will host a golf tournament on
Saturday, May 21, at the Okee-
chobee Golf & Country Club.
Registration will be at 7 a.m.
with a demonstration by Buddy
Shelton, America's greatest golf
entertainer at 7:30 a.m. Tee off
time is scheduled for 8 a.m.

The tournament will be limit-
ed to 112 golfers, so early registra-
tion is urged.
A barbecue luncheon will be
The cost is $40 per player with
a four-man team scramble. For
information, contact Nancy at
(863) 763-1699.

Junior tennis
tourney, slated
The second annual Okee-
chobee Junior Tennis Tourna-
ment will be held Saturday, May
21, at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex tennis courts.
Check in time is 8:45 a.m.
Tournament play will start at 9
There will be separate boys

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and girls divisions. The divisions
will be broken down into age
groups. They are: boys-10; boys-
12; boys-14; boys-16; and, boys-
18. The girls' division will have the
same age groups as the boys.
The cost will be $10 per player
which includes a T-shirt, lunch,
balls and awards.
For information, contact Dave
Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or 532-

Team Trail
slate announced
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail
has announced its 2005 tourna-
ment schedule.
The trail will kick off with the
Russ Bringger Memorial Tourna-
ment on May 28. The official trail

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will begin on May 29. The dates
for the rest of the trail are June
26, July 10, Aug.7, Sept. 11 and
Oct. 9.
The trail's classic will take
place on Nov. 19 and 20.
The tournaments will all be
held at Okee-Tantie Marina and
Campground. Registrations for
the memorial tourney and the
trail can be made at the Wanta-
Linga Motel or at the dock on the
day of the tournament.
For information, contact
Larry Crossman at (863) 763-

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O.C.R.A. Standings

Rookie American League: Kir-
ton Ranch 9-0, Okeechobee AC 4-
5, Wemmer Ortho 4-5, Gray Wolf
Const. 3-6 and Y Drive Thru 3-5.
Rookie National League: St.
Lucie Battery & Tire 7-1, Triple T
Sod 7-2, Mike Edwards Garage
Door 2-4-1, Gator Pools 1-6-1 and
Dale Smith Farms 0-7.
AAA American League: Wee
Care 8-1, Riverside Nat'! 7-2,
Shenanigans 3-6 and Surfin the
AAA National League: Eddie
Accardi Dodge 5-3, Lisa K Photo-
graphics 4-5, Abney & Abney 4-5
and B&B Site Dev. 2-6.
Majors American League:
Quality AC 5-3, Domer's Inc. 3-5
and Water Treatment 1-7.
Majors National League: J&S

Electronics 8-0, Don's Appliances
5-3, N&D Construction 4-4 and
Advanced Water Tech 2-6.
Dixie Boys New York Life 6-2,
Hi-Tek Auto 5-3-1, Bass Funeral 3-
4-1 and Dwayne Stokes 2-7.
Darlings Drawdy Construc-
tion 5-1, Big 0 Drive Thru 4-1, Big
Lake Nati Bank 2-3 and Absolute
Lawn Care 0-6.
Angels Eddie Accardi Dodge
6-1, Williams Masonry 5-2, Action
Well 3-4, Action Auto Salvage 2-5
and Quality Tee's 2-6.
Ponytails Due to protested
game, results of first half of season
will not be available until after May
Belles FCHC 5-0, Winn Dixie
2-3 and G&KTractor 1-5.

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Reflections from the Pulpit

By Malinda Belleville,
director of The Pregnancy
Resource Center

I Samuel 16:1-12
In this portion of scripture, we
find Samuel on a mission with a
specific purpose. God told
Samuel to stop mourning over
Saul because He had rejected
Saul from being king over Israel.
He was to take the anointing oil
and go to the house of Jesse in
Bethlehem to anoint one of
Jesse's sons to be king.
Samuel was not particularly
excited about this assignment. If
Saul found out what he was up to,
he would not be thrilled with the
news. Samuel feared for his life.
After all, Saul-was not the'most
pleasant person you would want
to meet. In fact, he had a bit of a
temper and that's saying it con-
servatively. Who of us would take
it nicely if we knew we were
being forced from our prominent
position and someone else was
going to be assigned in our place?
God gave him a plan to be able
to carry out his assignment. He
instructed' Samuel to take a heifer
with him to make a sacrifice.
Therefore, his arrival in Bethle-
hem would not raise any warning
flags to Saul who by the way still
sat on the throne. He was to invite
Jesse to sacrifice and then anoint
the one that God showed him.
With this assignment,
Samuel's purpose was clear to
anoint a new king, but he didn't
receive the full details. He knew
where he was to go and what he
was, to do, but not who was to
receive the anointing. Samuel did-
n't question. God about the reality
of what he was to do, but simply
* asked for clarification so the
assignment could be carried out
to its.full extent.
Many times in our lives, we feel
God's prompting to go a certain
direction with our lives, or per-
form a particular task, or perhaps

Religion Brief

Blessing of same-sex
unions continues
VANCOUVER, British Colum-
bia Despite pleas from many of
the world's top Anglican leaders,
Bishop Michael Ingham said'that
the blessing of same-sex unions
continues within his New West-
minster Diocese.
Ingham endorsed an April 27
statement from a meeting in
Windsor, Ontario, where Cana-
da's. Anglican bishops unani-
mously committed themselves
"neither to encourage nor to initi-
ate the use of such rites" until a
nationwide synod settles the
issue. The next synod session is in
As Ingham sees it, the bishops
agreed to take "no further actions
beyond those already started"
and left his diocese free to contin-
ue its practice of same-sex bless-
ings.. .
"No bish-p was in any doubt
that I did not commit myself to a
moratorium on same-sex bless-
ings," Ingham said. I
A same-sex blessings morato-
rium was part of a unity plea from
a February meeting of 35 top
world Anglican leaders.
The same request was made
of the Episcopal Church in the
United States, where there's been
similar confusion.
The U.S. bishops vowed in
March that they would not
authorize "public rites" to bless
same-sex couples for at least a
year, but that wording left open
the possibility that individual
priests and parishes could contin-
ue such services.
Like the U.S. bishops, the
Canadian bishops expressed
"regret" that other Anglicans are
pained by their liberal steps on
gay issues, but not regret for the
actions themselves.
The New Westminster Dio-
cese's synod will discuss the situa-
tion further on May 14. The meet-
ing will be observed by Canada's
Anglican leader, Archbishop
Andrew Hutchison.

University appoints
interim president
WACO, Texas (AP) The
regents of 14,000-student Baylor
LUniversity named law school pro-
lessor William D. Underwood as
interim president of the world's
largest Baptist campus as of June
SSe1.e So
He succeeds Robert B. Sloan

Jr., president since 1995, who
resigned in January to become
university chancellor without
administrative responsibilities fol-
lowing a faculty vote of no confi-
.Faculty opponents .claimed
Sloan thfatened the school's
academic r reputation by stressing
religious beliefs over qualifica-
tions in hiring new professors and
by requiring inclusion of religious
ideas in teaching. He was.also
criticized over tuition hikes arid a
costly building program.

get involved in helping another
ministry. We have a tendency to
doubt God's leading instead of
walking in obedience to His man-
date. We question whether we've
really heard from God, or even
why God would ask us to do such
a thing; Yes, He wants us to be
sure it's Him directing, but He
also wants us to learn to trust Him
and not operate in fear.
At a very young age, Samuel
had learned to hear and trust the
voice of God (I Samuel 3). This
was not his first experience of get-
ting and obeying the Lord's direc-
tion. He had established a rela-
tionship with 'God as he
"ministered unto the Lord" (I
Samuel 3: 1). God also wants us to
learn to hear and trust His voice
and walk in obedience to His
word. In addition, we'll learn to
know His voice as we minister to
Him and establish a relationship
with Him.
When Samuel came to Bethle-
hem, the elders trembled at the
sight of him. They wanted to
know if he came in peace.
Samuel assured them that he
came in peace; that he was there
to offer a sacrifice. He told them
to prepare themselves and join
him for the sacrifice. He also sanc-
tified Jesse and his sons and invit-
ed them to the sacrifice.
Now on the real task at hand -
to anoint the new king. As Jesse's
sons came before him, Samuel
was quite impressed. If he were
to have chosen the king by
appearance alone, Eliab, the old-
est, would have made the grade.
But God cautioned him not to
make his choice in the natural.
God was looking for "a man after
His own heart". Israel already had
a king that was impressive in
appearance (I Samuel 9:2). Now
He. wanted a -king that would
obey and follow Him wholeheart-
One by one, the Lord rejected
each of Jesse's sons that were
present as they came before

Samuel. Samuel was a bit puz-
zled. He knew God had told him
to anoint one of Jesse's sons, and
yet God had not given His
approval on any of them.

I find myself in this situation at
times. When I'm trying to be obe-
dient to what I feel the Lord has
directed, sometimes the situation
seems impossible. I have seem-
ingly exhausted all the options,
and yet haven't finished the task.
Opposition and difficulties make
it appear that I'm going in the
wrong direction.

It's at these times that God
wants us to be patient and
remember what He has told us.
He doesn't get worked up over
what we see as delays. He wants
us to simply trust Him and stay
sensitive to His word. Don't push
ahead in our own thinking, but
follow Him exclusively.

Samuel, determined to fulfill
his assignment, investigated
whether there were any more
children. Jesse said there was still
the youngest, but he was out
tending the sheep. Samuel told
him to bring the youngest in
because nothing else was going
to happen until the youngest was
there. When David, the youngest,
walked in the room, he was hand-
some, healthy and probably had a
good tan. But more importantly,
he had a heart that God could use.
God instructed Samuel to anoint
David to be the next king. David's
good looks' didn't qualify or dis-
qualify him. His outward appear-
ance wasn't what God was after.
It was what was on the inside that

So it is with us. Sometimes we
disqualify others or ourselves
when we look at their stature or
countenance, their youth or pro-
gressing age, or perhaps their
name or status. But God can use
anyone to accomplish His pur-
poses who is willing and whose
heart's desire is toward Him.

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Baptist Church.

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2004 Cadillac SRX
AWD, navigation system, V8. .......... $36,995
B a'ck ,'. -. w & tir s. ..... .. $ 9 5
na i t.. ..
1999 Dodge Grand Caravan
4 dr, V6, 7 passenger family van. MH .. ... $5,795

2001 Dodge Caravan
S ........ ........................... $9 ,9 95
2003 Kia Sedona
V6, automatic, power w/l, cd, 32k mi. IH ..1... .11,995
2001 Mazda MPV LX
V6, automatic, power w/l, 58k mi .... ... $12,995
2002 Ford F150 Super Cab XLT
V8, power w/l, cd, 40k mi. i .. $16,995
2002 Honda Odyssey EX
V6, auto, loaded, 42k mi. .......... 17,495
2004 GMC Sierra
Automatic, air, toneau cover, 9800 mi.l ..... $28,995

1999 Chevrolet Camaro
3 dr, V6, 5 speed, stereo, cd, 64k mi $..... $5,995
2000 Ford Mustang Coupe
V6, auto, power steering/brakes, 55k mi. .... $8,995
1999 Mazda Miata Convertible
1.8L, 5 speed, power windows, air, 60k mi.. 11,995
2001 Mazda Miata Convertible
1.8L, auto, power w/l, 37k mi. M. .......... 13,995
2002 Acura RSX Type S
2-dr hatchbk, 5 spd, power w/l, cd, Ithr. M .. .$15,995
2003 Mazda Miata Convertible
1.8L, 5 speed, Shinsen Edition, 13k mi. H ...$17,995
2004 Mazda RX8
1.3L, auto, rotary engine, fact warr, 11k mi. JMH $22,995
2004 Mini Cooper
Green with black top, 4000 miles. 1 ....... $. 22,995
2004 Nissan 350Z Touring
6 spd, cd, leather & more, 18k mi. B ........ $29,995
2002 BMW 328i Convertible
Sliver on silver. LMY ..................... 29,995

1996 Volvo 85D0 ...-
White. $9,995
2000 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 27k miles. I .................... $14 ,995
2000 Cadillac Eldorado
Exceptional condition, one owner. C ......... $15,995
2000 Volvo S80
Red, 49k miles. .................... 16,995
2004 Volvo V70 Wagon
Like new, Certified, 16k miles. IMY .......... $16,995
2001 Volvo S60
Certified 100,000 mile warranty. ........ $17,995
1999 Mercedes Benz E320
One owner, garaged. C ........... $17,995
2001 Volvo S80
Gold, leather, certified safety, only 37k m.. .$18,995
2002 Lincoln LS
V8, fully loaded, Certified. .LM ............. $18,995
2001 Volvo S80
Silver, Certified, 42k miles. "M ........... $19,995
2001 Volvo V70 T5 Turbo
Red, saddle leather, 41k miles. Ll .......... $19,995
2001 Lincoln Town Car Signature
W hite, 27k miles. ........... ........ .. 21,995
2002 Lincoln Town Car -
Beige, tan Ithr, certified to 75k mi, 31k mi. t $22,995
2001 BMW 330i
Auto, sunroof, leather, loaded, 49k mi. ..... $22,995
2002 Cadillac Deville Palm Bch Ed
Low miles. C ........................... $23,995
2002 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 26k miles. LM, ............. $23,995
2002 Cadillac Deville
Presidential Edition, low miles. C ............. 23,995
2003 Lincoln Town Car
Beige, 14k miles ................... $24 ,995
2003 Cadillac CTS
Sunroof, luxury package. C ................ $26,995
2002 Cadillac Deville DHS
Cadillac Certified. C ................ ... 26,995
2000 Lincoln Town Car
Silver, 27k miles. .Vy .................... $28,995
2004 Lincoln Town Car
Beige, certified luxury, 20k mi. ,. . ... $29,995
2003 Lincoln Town Car
White, Certified Cartier, 28k miles. M V ....2..."9,995
2005 Cadillac Deville
Off lease, low miles, Presidential Series. C .... 33,995
2004 Lincoln Town Car Ultimate
White, 20k miles .$.... ... ............... 34,995

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"2 1.1200 S. Parrott 763-2104
Specialists On Groves, Ranches & Acreage

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tion for those commuting to the ment in the back yard. This home is very
coast! Home has just had new tile neat and clean and is close to all ameni-
and A/C system installed. Call ties. Home has new roof, new plumbing,
today for more details! hardwood and tile floors & much more.


5000-M: 3Bd/2Ba DWMH located in lissimmee TREASURE ISLAND
River Estates. This nice mobile home sits on two 3003-M: Brand Spanking New!! This
lot and has additions such as two sheds and a is a new 2Bd/2Ba singlewide
carport. Mobile home has been well taken care mobile home on a very nice lot in
of. Back yard has plenty of fruit trees. Treasure Island.
(3) 10+/- acre parcels l

'- ..... ..., "A Full Service Real Estate Firm!"
i' B.H. Tucker, P.A., Lic. Real Estate Broker
S Brandon D. Tucker, P.A., Lic. Real Estate Broker
William S. "Bill" Keene, Sr., 634-6797
Lori Mixon 634-1457 John Pell, 697-0413
Sharon Johnson 634-6241 Jeri Wilson 634-6056
Mark Goodbread 634-6999 Sheryl Coonfare 634-1343
Ron Staley 697-6221
104 N.W. 7th Ave..(863) 763-4010
Toll Free 888-874-2945
Corner Of SR 70 West & N.W 7th Ave.
Email: realestate@tucker-group.com Website: www.tucker-group.com

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sq. ft. 1288. Has a 12x12 workshop home on 6+/- acres. Built in 2004.
and more. Call Ron to see this beau- Lots of privacy and seclusion.
tiful home. $95,500. $475,000. Call Mike 697-2166.
3/2 HOME with large wrap around porch with 16 acres, pole barn,
water system. Just minutes from Okeechobee. $449,000. Call
Sharon 634-6241.
3/2 HOME on 10 acres with nice pond. Newly remodeled. Call
Sharon 634-6241. Asking $399,000.
2/2 MOBILE HOME, family room, den, garage and work bench.
BHR. $185,000. Call Jeri 634-6056.
DOUBLEWIDE MOBILE HOME with new roof and siding,
screened porch and storage shed. $99,500. Call Ron 697-6221.

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CALL 877-799-4015
We have many 20 acre lots! For Sale By Owner/Realtor!
With & without homes, barn, fencing, cross-fencing, water
wells, water systems, improved pasture, trees, hammocks.
Priced @ $310,000; $339,000; $359,000; $379,000;
$400,000; $699, 000

4Bd/2Ba home, fenced & cross fenced,
3 wells and working windmill, 50ft.
barn, tack room, bathroom, feed room,
central air, 1728sq. ft. new home ready
for you to pick your colors & decorat-
ing touches. Many extras & tile
throughout. Ready for horses.
Call Owner/Realtor for more info.
(561) 799-4015 North,,i n,,,W(,,n-

40 78 ACRE
Beautiful, improved pastures.
Fenced & cross fenced-@ $15,000
per acre. 40 acre minimum.
Call for further information
(561) 799-4015
Cell (561) 703-1070.

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
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Even before starting to look at houses, find out what price house you can afford,
says.syndicated columnist Dian Hymer.
Roughly speaking, Hymer says you can afford to buy a home equal in price to
three times your gross annual income.
More precisely, the price you can afford to pay for a home will depend on six

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

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yard and two out buildings. Call Sheryl Byrd to see. garage, and 2 carports. Move right in, some furnish- which comes with it and can be used as a rental, family and living rooms, also big utility. You name it, included. Call for more details or to see. $399,000.
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Barbara McClellan. $229,000. (#88807) Maclean.,$94,000. 4#89051) Viking area. $135,000. (#88641) cows. $138,000. (#87665) canal to Lake. Call for more details. (#88520)



The Okeechobee News, Saturday, May 7, 2005

DonRenfranz,lInc.'s Taylor Creek Real Estate

S:I.. U1881 U.S. Highway 441 S.E.
1O .. Okeechobee, FL 34974
'.. Phone: (863) 763-7312
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drive from Okeechobee, 25 minutes from Sebring! Each 80'x125' on
paved road at 1841 & 1849 Grey Oak Ln.! JUST $18,000 EACH!
Call Don Renfranz / Realtor at (863) 634-4596
if you are seriously considering selling your waterfront
property! My low fees and knowledge of the waterfront
market attract buyers and saves everyone time and money!
Phone Don Renfranz today! Don't delay!!

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Blue Heron: brand new, ready for your furniture in two weeks. Just
needs landscaping and appliances. $249,000.

CORNER LOT -$85.00t BLiCKHEAD RIDGE $399,000
in town, 3 bedrooms, I bath, den, calpon on corner ApanCLU-nt building, scllir l,.s in eticienc) apt.
lot. 2004 kitchen appliances, ceratmic tile in kitchen, on rear. Rents #1 office to Hospice (900 sq. ft.)
outside/inside just painted, 2004 roof over. Great w/restroom, wall A/C, carpet. Rents #2 office in
location near all conveniences. Please call to see! front to home repair. Call for more information on
(#88533) rental. (#88856)

2003 DWMH 4Bd/2Ba on 2 lots (114x100 total)
convenient to town. Large family kitchen/dining,
4th BD used as den. All BD's have walk-in closets,
each has ceiling fans. (#88747)

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and approved no "pre-selling" long Covered dockage w/hoist big
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CASH! ASK FOR DON (863) 634- lines! Big screened patio, work-
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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, May 7, 2005

I'mployer% ramp up

hiring: add 27 i4.IM job

Staff photo/De
Road project begins
A Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) project is currently under way to
.09-mile section of S.R. 70 from just west of Seventh Avenue to just west of
Besides widening the road from two to four lanes, new culverts will be insi
improve drainage. The project also calls for the improvement of traffic signals ar
lighting. Russell Engineering is the contractor on the project, which is targeted to
pleted in the winter of 2006.

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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, May 7, 2005 13

At the Movies r --- -- -- "-

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, May 6,
through Thursday, May 12, are as
Theatre I "Kingdom of Heav-
en" (R) Showtimes: Friday at 7
p.m. only. Saturday and Sunday at
2 and 7 p.m. only. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2 and 7 p.m. only.
Theatre II "XXX: State of the
Union" (PG-13) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "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 Thurs-
day 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.
Fo'r information, call (863) 763-


Center offers
service to children
The Family Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart 701 S.W. Sixth St.
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in mar-
tial arts. The classes are currently
taught four days a week on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Friday, from
6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss the required
safety equipment needed on your
boat. This service is free. You will
receive a cordial, informative and
confidential boat inspection. A
vessel safety check decal will be
placed on boats that meet all the
requirements. Call (863) 467-3085
to arrange a boat check.

care for ferrets '
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured fer-
rets. For information, call (863)

Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is wel-
come to stop by the post and pick
out what they need. There is no
charge and anyone is welcome.
This is not restricted to veterans.
Call the Post at (863) 763-2950.

looking to expand
The Just for Kicks barbershop
quartet group is looking for men
who like to sing. Tenors, bari-
tones, leads and basses are all
invited to join our group. We
practice on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at
the Okeechobee Health Care Cen-
ter,. 1646 U.S. 441 N. Join us in
singing some old time songs and
community entertainment. We
are looking to expand our group.
Good clean fun and a great sound
are our objectives. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-0175 or (863)

Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a dif-
ference in the lives of others?
Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary has
many opportunities of service for
adults seeking volunteer work.
Volunteer as little as four hours a
week or as many as 20 hours.
Morning or afternoon shifts are
available. Many opportunities cur-
rently exist and new programs to
begin soon. Please contact the
lobby desk at Raulerson Hospital
for a Volunteer Application. For
information, call (863) 763-2151,
ext. 3312. The hospital's Volun-
.teen Program (ages 14-17) begins
in June.



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Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilita-
tion Center, 14895 N.W 30th Ter-
race, is seeking paper towels, old
large towels, blankets, old ken-
nels, a push lawnmower, garden-
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CAT- Gray w/white paws. Has
a Thomas collar Vic N La-
Belle around Shadow Lane
Rd 863-675-2241 Reward
COCKATIEL- Sun, May 1st, in
Treasure Island near 27th St.
Grey w/orange cheeks/yel-
low head (863)697-1083.
LOST Tabby cat yel-
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Kmart in Clewiston. Please
call (863)983-6911
female, last seen 4/25, vic of
Crooked Creek Plantation,
Call (863)357-6259.

KITTENS- 8wks old, to good
homes, very cute,
KITTENS, Free to good home!
10 wks. old. Litter box
trained. (863)467-6905 .
sq. ft. Inside in good cond:,
A/C, Blinds & Carpet. Free,
you haul. (239)728-3614
MIX- 6mo need good
home. Good with kids.
(863)763-6195 Leave Msg.

May 6th & 7th, 7am-?,
2672 NW 3rd. St. off 28th ave.
Husband Passed Away.
Tools, Fishing Gear, Mens
Western Clothes, Odds &
Ends. Womens Clothes also
available. See you therell!!!

408 SW 18th Street
(off of SW 5th Ave) Table
lamps, BR set, end tables
entertainment center, misc.
clothing, changing table.
Sat., 5/i, 7:30 a.m.-?
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Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

Sw/min. 3 yrs exp. De-
pendable, clean DL, Good
Pay, Comp. Truck, Benefits,
Okeechobee A/C 763-8391
Is accepting applications
for home health aides and
home makers for the
Okeechobee area.
Please call (863)824-8733
NR# 30211037

NEEDED: Good picking rate.
Interested call
Call today,work
tomorrow, Lori:
adelphia. net
Counter Help/Delivery Driver
for salvage yard, automotive
exp. req'd. Clean drivers lic.
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

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

Experienced Duct Installer
Apply in person:
Newman AC
202 NE 2nd St.
Is seeking qualified people to
train for cashier and tow op-
erator positions. Good pay,
benefits and mileage reim-
bursement. Learn new skills
and earn more $. Come join
ourteam. Apply at Ft. Drum
Citgo, mm184, Fl Turnpike
(863)763-9383 DFWR
Billingual Helpful. Call
863-634-1756 or

Exp. For Site Construction
Welding exp. helpful
Transportation Provided
Exc. pay & Benefits

Help Wanted
Salary commensurate
with experience.'
Call Mr. Dick Sills, Ext. 139
and leave message.

Stucco Applicators
Apply in person
1622NW 8th St
or call

Full Tim


We are looking for an outgoing professional to:
review, investigate and analyze company claims.
The successful candidate should possess:
a bachelor's degree or equivalent management
experience. The ability to handle multiple priorities
with an attention to detail, strong communication,
negotiation and organizational skills are required.
Competitive salary, benefits including 401 K.
Send resume to:
Fax 863-763-7874, or apply in person at:
Walpole, Inc., 269 NW 9th Street

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The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL TIME circulation
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
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Blue Goose Growers Contractor Services Div. is now accepting
applications for experienced chain saw operators. Working
experience is preferred. Transportation to and from work sites
may be offered (subject to the discretiorl of management). We
offer good pay and benefits Including 401 (K). Applications are
available in our main office at 16050 West Orange Avenue in
Fort. Pierce, Fl., or fax your resume including work experience
to: Human Resources (772)468-4669. DRUG TESTING IS RE-

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
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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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Construction Company
Looking for person
in framing, roofing,
carpentry, drywall,
painting & trim work.
Class D license required.
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.

Looking for Someone
Exp'd For Concrete
Block & Flatwork.
Must have driver's license.
Annual starting salary: $30K
for qualified applicants.

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Join our team as a production worker
-at the local facility. Position includes but
not limited to lifting, bending, and
assembly line. Medical, dental, 401K,
life insurance available. Knowledge
of chemicals preferred, but will train.
EOE; Drug Free Workplace. Call:
772-464-6195. Visit our website at:

Join .our team with this challenging
position. Position includes but not
limited to lifting,-ahd bending. Must be
familiar with electrical and PVC piping.
Medical, dental, 401 K, life insurance
available. EOE; Drug Free Workplace
Call: 772-464-6195 or fax
Visit our web site at:

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
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

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

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


Seeking mature,
person to work full
time in laundry.
Must be Bilingual.
Apply In Person At:
406 N.WA 4th St.
Shop here first!
The classified ads

Praxair, A World Leader in In-
dustrial Gases is now hiring
for various positions in our
fill plant facility. Exc. health-
care benefits, matching
401K retirement & profit
sharing (paid quarterly),
must be able to pass back-
ground check. Please apply
in person at 2534 NW 16th
Blvd., Okee. No phone calls
please. DFWP

Survey Field Positions, in-
strument and rodman in
Okee area. Top pay, signing
bonus, benefits, advance-
ment. Northstar Geomatics.

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Purchasing &
Accounts Payable
Good people skills, Quick
Books & Microsoft Office
knowledge & exp. preferred.
Salary + benefits. Mon-Fri,
8:30am-5pm. Please fax
resume to 357-0006.

Salesman Wanted
For fast growing
Aluminum Company.
Please call (863)467-2341
w/Class B CDL required.
40+ hrs. per week.
Good Pay. Reliable.
Call: Mid Florida Portable
Toilets @ (863)655-2940.

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
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people

Part Time Kitchen help.
Must be able to work
Will train. Must apply in
person. 863-763-2950
or 863-763-5309
SECRETARY, PT: 20 hr. wk.
3 yrs. office exp. minimum
required. $10,800 annual
salary, benefits.
Apply at: http://
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extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
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The Okeechobee News has immediate
opportunities for New Independent
Delivery Agents who want to provide
excellent service to our readers.

Opportunities Now Open in these Areas:




Must have a dependable
car and provide excellent
service to our customers

Come in and fill out a contractors
information sheet at the Circulation office
107 S.W. 17th St., Suite D, Okeechobee, FL.
Call Janet Madray at 863-763-3134 Ext. 233


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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extra charge, as well as
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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.


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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc, 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer. Video 580
Crafts.Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 6?0
Heating Equipment.
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/'
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television.,Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys 8, Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

AIR COND.(2)- 20K BTU Re-
verse Cycle, and 5500 BTU,
both window units, $375.
For a mobile home, $400 or
best offer. (863)467-2675.
pressor & Air handler built in
1 unit. 2 ton Coleman. $500/
best offer. (561)622-2548

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)357-8788.

Holds up to 3 bikes. $150.

VINYL SIDING D5- 1200 sq.
ft. $600. or best offer.
VINYL SIDING D5- Gray, ap-
prox. 400 sq. ft. $300. or
best 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.
CRIB, Oak with mattress, sin-
gle bed frame with boxspring
only, $80 will sell separately.,

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

Ladies, Sz. 5. Low cut. New,
Never worn. Pd. $75, will
take $50. (863)357-1517

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.
CHEST- good for storing lin-
ens and blankets, dark
wood, $50. (863)763-0428.
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
$300./all. (863)674-0467.
COMPUTER DESK, light wood
finish, $50. (863)763-4257
COUCH, England, Large.
w/matching chair & otto-
man. Beige w/blue & mauve
floral. $350 863-357-1560
DINING RM SET, seats 10. w/
6 ch's., lighted hutch.'Sacri-
fice for $850. in Okee.
DINING SET w/4 chairs. Pe-
can. $100 (863)357-4532
DRESSER, 4 drawer, brown,
$30. (863)635-1794
fits 32" TV, excellent condi-
tion, light wood, $120.
Recliner, Good cond. $800,.
Will separate.
RECLINER- with massage,
leather, wall saver, $30.
SOFA all leather by View-
point Leather Works, 7 feet
long, great condition $200
SOFA, Sectional. New. Very
clean. $700. (863)364-7359
SOFA, Sleeper, Leather, 8 Ft.
Long. $350. (863)467-2930
SOFA, Sleeper w/2 glass top
end tables, good condition
$250. (863)357-1560
WATERBED- King size, ready
to set up. $100.

stored, $2200.
GOLF CART- body, '67 Club
Car, no frame, $175 or best
offer (863)675-1472.
GOLF CART- Club Car, gas,
reconditioned, $1495.
* (863)675-1472.
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.

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-
der warrantee. $300
WEIGHT SET: 150 lbs of wts.
w/bench that inclines & de-
clines. Squat rack & Lat.
tower. $175 (863)357-2829

Great. $25.

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

Transparent by Behr, 3 gal-
lons, $45/best offer. Call


Drum Set, 5 pc., 4 mos. old,
all hardware goes, $700.

CKC, 7 weeks old, $300.
(863)467-7778 or
AQUARIUMS, 1) 65 Gallon &
1) 10 Gallon. $65 for both,
will sep. (863)801-4949
mos. old, all shots, micro-
chip, great w/kids. $300,
BOXER PUPPY- 13 wks,
Cropped & docked. $350.
Like new w/all accessories.
$30. (863)467-5756
$300. or best offer.
health cert., ready to go
soon, $350 (863)763-7446.
YORKI P00 PUP- 8 weeks
old. Perfect "Mothers Day"
gift. $450. (863)357-0037.
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors '$15 each.
(863)675-6214 after 6pm
YOUNG DOVES- various col-
ors $15 each.
(863)675-6214 after 6 pm
Young Rabbits for breeding,
meat or pets, $5.00 each.

LYCOMING 0-290 Aircraft
125HP Engine Serial
#1576-21. Starter & alter-
nator removed. No logs. Ex-
cellent use for Air Boat.
$500. 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.

JOINTER 7"- with stand, ask-
ing $150. (863)612-0033.

TABLE SAW- 1 1/2 HP 10",
$125, (863)763-6342.
TOOL BOX, Metal, On Wheels.
$50. (863)801-4949

EUREKA ENVIRO Multi steam-
er/cleaner. New, Sacrifice.
Kills germs Easy to use


Buster portable With all at-
tachments. $30.

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

The Okeechobee News, Saturday, May 7, 2005

Agriculture Rentals RealEstate Mobile Homes I atl ess
boat Mercury 7.5 w/ less
R$ than25hours Great3sha e.
NT. .. $1500 neg.(836)697-386

Christmas Trees 745 Apartments 905 Business Places Mobile Home Lots 2005 EVINRUDE- 25HP, Electric
Farm Equipment 805 Business Places 910 Sale 1005 Mobile Home Parts 2010 start like new cond. $1295.
Farm Feed/Products810 Commercial Commercial Mobile Homes Rent 2015 (863)635-3465.
Farm Miscellaneous 815 Property 915 Property Sale 1010 Mobile Homes Sale 2020 FIBERGLASS BOAT-1961
Farm Produce 820 Condos/ Condos/ Mercury7.5, less than 25
Farm Services Townhouses Rent920 Townhouses Sale1015 M hrsw/1966 trailer, $1500
Offered 8B25 Farm Property Farms Sale 1020 e orbestoffer (863)697-3869
Farm Supplies/ Rent 92b Houses Sale 1025 or best offer (863)697-3869
Services Wanted 830 House Rent 930 Hunting Property 1030 MERCURY '01, 25 HP electric
Fertilizer 835 Land Rent 935 Investment OKEECHOBEE- Nice, clean, start, O/B Motor, 2006 war-
Horses 840 Resort Property Property Sale 1035 3br, 1.5ba, No Pets, ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
Landscaping Rent 945 Land Sale 1040 $500/mo + $500 Sec. (863)697-1645.
Supplies. 845 Roommate 950 Lots Sale 1045 (863)763-6232.
Lawn & Garden 850 Rooms to Rent 955 Open House 1050 Seadoo Jet Boat Sport LE,
Livestock 855 Storage Space Out of State billHiims -. 2001, 130hp., low hours,
Poultry/Supplies 860 Rent 960 Property Sale 1055 le I 2020 garage kept, boat cover &
Seeds/Plants/ Property Inspection 100 t trailer. $8,700.
Flowers 865 Real Estate Wanted 1065 (863)983-3189/228-1277
ue0* I3 I Resort Property- .- TIDECRAFT BASS BOAT &
Sale 1070 TRLR, 183- 140HP Suzuki
BASSWOOD, New 3br 2ba Warehouse Space 1075 TRLR, '83- 14HP Suzuki
Farm hFeed split plan Good Rental & His- Waterfront Property 1080 iberglas(863)946-1481
tory required. No Pets. (6)4-8
$1000. x's3 (631)875-4701 MOBILE HOME 2/2 on
ROUND BALES OF HAY Waterfront Lot. Lake access, V/HULL Aluminum, 12', with
$20. @. COTTAGE, on canal. ."ImsISal 0 boathouse, 2 Carport's, C/A, fish finder 18hp Johnson
863-634-9111 2 Bdrm. 1 Ba. Easy access to fenced yard. $139,000 motor. With live well. Trail-
lake, screen porch, car port, OPERATING DAIRY FARM (863)634-3451. motor $985iv e well.
Horses 0fl4 Newly renovated. Water & TV 1089 acres mol including 2 (863)414-0787.
Satellite Provided.. No pets. lakes located in beautiful (863)414-0787. *
PAINT MARE, 8 yr. old, $750 mo. + dep. Appoint- NorthFlorida. NRCS .n,. yo-T" .,a..t Look.
needs exp'd rider,v meant only. compliant, 550 head dairy .d"-
f a s h y, $ 2500. 772-794-2438/772-538-8183 cows, 2 new large cooling DUTCHMAN, 26', Great fixer
239-253-2804 FORT DRUM, 2 Bdrm., 2 BA, b accommodating 600 upper. Villa RV Park on 441
garage. Quiet country set- head allmilking equipment, OKEECHOBEE, 3/2, C/A & H, SE Screen Rm. & A/C.
ting. Small pet okay. Fenced lagoon, manure transfer Porches, Waterfront, Lake $4000 863-357-2633
SADDLE, 16" Big Horn, West- ya monthly or seasonal. l access. Fenced yard. Hot
en, Gated. Black. Good con- 305)944-2721. Macktruck and milk Tub. Many extra's. Must see! M i
edition. $300. (305)944-2721. tanker. 3 tenant mobile Call Jay (863)634-3451
(863)763-8988 OKEECHOBEE, 2BR, 1BA, Sin- homes. Also includes 4000
gle Family Home. $800. mo. sq. ft., brick home with 4
+Sec. dep. & Refs. Avail bedrooms, 41/2bathrooms, OTTER CREEK: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba FIBERGLASS BOAT MOLD-
G d0 May 15th. (561)445-8281. in ground swimming pool, on 1 Acre. Large carport & length 13ft, beam Sft, V-Hull,
under ground sprinkler fenced in pool. $160,000 $300. (863)467-5496.
BUSH HOG MOWER- With Okeechobee, 3BR/1BA, Ig liv- system3and chain linkfence. (863)357-0668/697-8416 r new home ould be
Stump Jumper. $175. g rmkit. & dining 1 PH#386-935-1150or Stuart, Park model 12'x40', in today's paper. Have
(863)674-0212. car garage, $900 mo. + 386-935-3150 prep for FRm. Fridge, m- you looked for it?
sec., ref's req d. Call Kamal re, you looked orurn, ,
(561)792-94 1 7am-10am py r$0.2-22928314
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE: 6 )7293Ba- ply fir $4700.5m1p772-229-2811
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. (863)357-6202 CBS on Large corner city lot. Recreation
S-3 Bdrm., 1 1/2 Ba. New roof, cre nAirboat Engine, Ground Pow
RIDING LAWN MOWER, RI kitchen & flooring. Sprinkler er Unit, with 520 jugs, needs
Snapper, 8HP, 30" cut, like system. (863)763-9647 er Unit, with 520 jugs, needs00.
new. $400. (239)810-2821. Meifdicalg, $2(863)675-1754
Office Space Unique, 4/2 on 5 acres, best
RIDING MOWER, Snapper, For Lease, needs build location ever. 4 bay utility Boats 300 Rebuil JOHNSON MOTOR-uns grea70HP,
$135. (863)763-6342 barn, newly refurbished, Campers RVs 3010 Rebuilt 03/05, Runs great,
$135.(863)763-6342 out completed. Approx. concrete drive & parking. Jet Skiis 3015 $1250. Trade in considered
- I 2000 sq. ft. willing to di- Must See! Call Jay Marine Accessories 3020 Call Rusty (863)467-1960
vide into 2 separate of- 863-634-3451. Marine Miscellaneous 3025 SHARK ROD, new, custom &
PIGS-(9) Wellfed, priced to fice spaces, close to Mo Sorcycle ATVs 30 baits, $400. (863)467-8161
sell @ $40 each. hospital. For information lSPINNING ROD, custom
(863)675-4968 467-0831. a leather, new & Shimano 65
I .t 3005i Bait Runner reel, $425.
~ Get a quick responseto any Cash for your property (863)467-8161
iten you may be selling Any Condition, fast closing. AIR BOAT HULL- w/cage,
with a classified ad. Jacobson Auction 13.5 ft, $800. M
Jacobson 1-800-466-1930 (863)634-9826.
READINGl 06 www.jacobsonauction.com ALUMINUM -'14, Mercury out HONDA 1977, Auto shift,
NEWSPAPERMAM AB111 AU237 board motor 50hp W/floata- Runs good. Complete w/ac-
YOU A MORE INFORMED tion seats. $200. cessories. $600.
AND INTERESING BUCKHEAD RIDGE- Duplex, 1 (863)675-7471. (863)467-5819
pKONg. BR, Lake access. Fully furn.,
$800. mo. Util., Water & DEVELOPER/INVESTOR- BASS BOAT- Ranger, 17', with YAMAHA 2003 R6 Street
Cable included. 1st/Last & wants to buy your land, 115 Mercury engine, runs Bike: Blue, only 4,000 miles,
4 oDwoandernewpaper Sec. dep. 20-2000 acres. Call Joseph excellent, w/trlr. $1500. great condition. $6500. Call
readees m te ma popular 561-307-0900/632-0948. (305)992-7343. (863)801-1666. Paul @ (863)634-5698

$500. (863)763-5471.
HONDA ATC 200 (3) Needs
work, comes with extra
parts. $400.
A/C starter, water/fuel
pumps. Needs major motor
work $900.863-532-9355.
YAMAHA PW 80 '95, Runs
good, $500.(863)634-5402

Automobiles |

Automobiles 4f01'.5
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 1015
Commercial Trucks 4020)
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars '10310
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs C10'45
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
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 Bronco-1990 XLT 4x4
runs good, looks good. Ask-
ing $2500 (239)707-8365
or (863)673-2342
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
or (863)697-0191
1993, $2500.

NISSAN 300ZX 1987, Runs
fast. Needs work. $450 firm.
PONTIAC 6000- '88, All pow-
er, A/C, Low mileage. Clean
$995. Firm. (863)763-5154.
A/C, Clean, $1395. Firm.
SATURN SC1 '95, Loaded. 2
dr., 5 spd., New Tires/10
Disc CD, Racing Stripes, etc.
$4000/trade. 863-634-3797
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
best offer. (863)612-0258.
VOLVO 1992, Green. $1200.

Antique & Classic Cars for
sale. (863)763-6266 or
863-697-1319 or
door, low miles, $1200.

Many good parts, Complete,
Will make a good hunting
buggy. $750. 863-763-3153

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

FORD F600 UHAUL IT- exc.
running cond. 24' box, good
for const., flatbed for stor-
age, $2000 (561)844-5757.

BRUSH GUARD, & Diamond
Plate Tool box, SS Nerf Bars,
for Dodge Quadcab, $750.
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.

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RIMS (4)17" AXCEL w/Wanll
Low Profile Tires. Fits most
5 lug patterns. $450 or
trade. 863-364-3797 Tim
TIRES- 4, 245/70R/17. Used,
Good tread. Asking $125.
(863)697-3146 or
TIRES, (5), Falken Ziex
S/TZ01 265 50R20, plenty
of miles left, $150.
Tires-4, Bumper jack, tow
bar Heavy duty vice. $140.
will separate.
berglass, Silver. Fits Dodge
Ram 1500. Good condition.
$600. (863)763-8988

P/U with cap. Runs good,
needs clutch. $400
DODGE PU, '84- straight 6 cyl,
4 on the floor, short bed
w/topper, $600

FORD F150 1994, 6 cyl., 5
spd., new tires & clutch.
Runs excellent. $1800 neg.

GMC BLAZER, '98- 4 door,
sunroof, CD, AC,$4000.
2 Dr, 5 spd. manual. NEW:
motor/trans./tires. $3500 or
trade. (863)634-3797 Tim

mark 8x20, with dovetail
ramp, pulled twice locally,
TRAILER Heavy Duty, dove-
tailed w/ ramps and dual 8
lug axles. 7' 6" x 19' $1700

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.

Public Notice 5005
State Public.
Legal Notice 5500

Notice is hereby given that there will be
a Public Hearing before the Okeecho-
bee County Planning Board sitting as
the Local Planning Agency, pursuant
to Chapter 163, FlporiLeStus. The
purpose of the public hearing s to re-
ceive public input concerning pro-
posed amendments to Ordinance
96-1, Code of Ordinances of Okee-
chobee County, Florida, prior to mak-
ing a recommendation to the Board of
County Commissioners. The public
hearing will be held on Tuesday, May
24, 2005 at 7:00 o'clock p.m. in the
Commission Meeting Room, Okee-
chobee County Courthouse, 304 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Inter-
ested persons may appear and be
heard. Written comments may be sub-
miltted at the public hearing, or may be
submitted to the Planning and Devel-
opment Department, 499 NW 5th Ave-
nue, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 prior
to the public hearing.
The proposed amendments to the Code
of Ordinances may affect the use of
land, and may affect certain provi-
S ,,, i,, ,, Or-
1, ,- 1 ,I : i i I Land
Development Regulations:
Section 2,01, Land Use Categories; Sec-
tion 2.03, Zoning Districts; Section
2.04, Permittedand Prohibited Uses in
Zoning Districts including the creation
of a new Planned Development dis-
trict; Section 7.02, including a pro-
posed new heading of Lot Area,
Coverage, Design, Setbacks and
Utilities Section 7.03, Transportation
SyStems; Section 7.06.07, Utilities;
Section 7.08, Standards for Single
Family Dwelling Units; Section 7.09,
Miscellaneous Standards; Section
11.02.01, Zoning Conformance; and
Section 11.04, Special Exceptions.
The proposed amendments include
amending the lists of permitted and
permissible uses in certain zoning dis-
tricts and amending various technical
and design standards.
A copy of the proposed amendments are
available for public inspection at the
Planning and development Depart-
ment, 499 NW 5th Avenue, Okeecho-
bee, Florida each weekday, except
holidays, between the hours of 8:00
a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
In the event that all items scheduled be-
fore the Board are not heard, the hear-
ings shall be continued to Wednesday,
May 25, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the
Commission Meeting Room, Okee-
chobee County Courtiouse, 304 NW
2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida.
Any person deciding to appeal any deci-
sion by the Planning Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at this
meeting or hearing will need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceed-
ings is made and that the record in-
cludes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal will be based.
Planning and Development tapes are
for the sole purpose of backup for offi-
cial records of the department
Mike Long, Chairman
Okeechobee County Planning Board
52847 ON 5/7/05

Community Events

Airboat group to meet
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA) will meet at
Neibert's Fishing Resort on Arbuckle Creek, 4971 U.S. 98 W., on Sun-
day, May 15, starting at 10 a.m. Discussion will include the proposed
jamboree, contributions to worthwhile community events and edit-
ed bylaws. A cookout will be held immediately following the meet-
ing, and meat will be provided by the association. Those attending
should bring a covered dish to share, as well as table service and
drinks for their family. After lunch, a ride is planned at Arbuckle
Creek and Lake Istokpoga. There's a $2 launch fee and plenty of
secure space for parking trailers and vehicles. Attendance at the
meeting and cookout are strongly encouraged, even if participation
in the ride isn't possible. For information, contact Dennis Anderson
at (863) 763-6069.

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.

Cultural arts committee to meet
Are you interested in bringing more cultural arts events to Okee-
chobee? If you are, come join the Main Street's cultural arts commit-
tee meeting on May 19 at 4:30 p.m. at the Main Street 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.

Women's business luncheon planned
A networking luncheon will be held at the Brahma Bull, 2405 U.S.
441 S.E., on May 20. Networking will start at 11:30 a.m., and lunch
will be at noon. Bring your business cards, flyers, brochures and a
give-a-way. Bring a new associate you do business with to introduce
them to our group.

Habitat for Humanity plans fundraiser
A car wash will be held Saturday, May 21, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

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in the Wal-Mart parking lot to raise funds for the local Habitat for
Humanity affiliate. Habitat has one home under construction in Bass-
wood and plans to build more. Funding is needed so get your vehicle
washed for a cost that you decide.

Prayer week focuses on military personnel
The Pentecostals of Okeechobee, along with other churches
worldwide, are participating in weekly focused prayer during the
week of May 22. The focus of our prayer will be our men and women
serving in the military. If you have someone in the military that you
would like us to pray for, e-mail it to penteofokee@yahoo.com; or
mail it to 13333 N.E. Seventh Terrace, Okeechobee, Fla., 34972. For
information, call (863) 467-1611 or (863) 634-4554.

Teen Pregnancy Task Force to meet
The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force of the Okeechobee,
Healthy Start Coalition will meet Tuesday, May 24, at 1:30 p.m. at the,
Okeechobee County Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. The Teen Pregnancy
Prevention Task Force meets the last Tuesday of each month. For
information about the coalition or joining the Teen Pregnancy Pre-
vention Task Force, contact executive director Leslie Spurlock at
(863) 462-5877.

School board to discuss grants
In conjunction with the Community Collaborative Council meet-
ing, the Okeechobee County School Board will be discussing several
grants for the 2005/2006 school year. The meeting will be held Tues-
day, May 24, beginning at 10 a.m. in the school board office, 700 S.W.
Second Ave. Grants include: IDEA, Part B; Preschool and Discre-
tionary, Title 1 grant, Part A-Improving the Academic Achievement of

the Disadvantaged; Title 1, Part C-Education of Migratory Children,
Tile 1, Part D; RIF, Local Delinquent; Title III-No Child Left Behind
LEP/Immigrant; BASE program, .Reading is Fundamental; Carl
Perkins Vocational Grant; Safe Discipline and Drug Free, Safe Schools
Grant; Enhancing Education through Technology (EETT); Title V
(Innovative Programs; Title VI (Rural and low income School Pro-
grams); Indian Formula Grant; and, Title II. Any person who would
like information or to provide input, please plan on attending the
meeting or call Cathleen Blair at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255, for grant

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.

Memorial Day bike rally planned
Okeechobee's first Memorial Day Bike Rally and Corvette Show
will be held at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center on S.R. 70 E.
on May 28, 29 and 30. Everyone is welcome. The cost is $5 a day or
$10 for the weekend, and children under the age of 12 are free. There
will be live music, games and food. Come see outrageous machines,
custom paint jobs and lots more. Vendors for T-shirts, face painting
and more will be there. This is a time to honor those who have
served and are currently serving this great nation. Gates are open
from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. For information, check out www.fl-bike-
rally.com; or, call (863) 634-8980.

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