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Vol. 96 No. 133

Friday, May 13, 2005

504 Plus tax


River board
to meet May 14
The Kissimmee River Val-
ley Advisory Board will meet
Saturday, May 14, from 10
a.m. until noon at the River-
woods Field Lab on U.S. 98.
The meeting is being held
to discuss using the restored
Kissimmee River Valley
region for public use and
Following the meeting, a
boat trip will be offered for
those interested in the
Kissimmee River Restoration
Riverwoods is located
four miles from the Kissim-
mee River, immediately after
the Cornwell sign.
For information or to
reserve a spot on the boat,
contact Kelli Stickrath at
(863) 447-1998.

Sewage spill unexplained

Some OUA cleanup
workers report
health problems
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA) officials are still trying to
find a reason why two pumps at a
relatively new lift station failed and
caused an estimated 100,000-gal-

Ion sewage spill.
The spill, said an OUA board
member at their meeting Tuesday,
could reach costs of over $70,000.
Also, 13 to 15 OUA employees
have gone to their doctors or
Raulerson Hospital for symptoms
of possible toxicity after working
in the spill for many hours. How-
ever, the cause of those symptoms
is still open to debate.
It was also brought up at the
meeting that there is the possibility
the spill was caused by putting

outside waste water into the OUA
In his report, OUA Director of
Operations John Hayford indicat-
ed the problem at the lift station -
located on N.W 10th Terrace,
across the street from North Ele-
mentary School started Tues-
day, April 26, when an alarm indi-
cated a loss of power at the
station. An OUA crew sent to the
site soon determined the power
was on, but one of the station's
three pumps was networking.

Soldier returns: Students' world outlook broadened

By design, wrote Mr. Hayford in
his report, an emergency situation
was not imminent since the sta-
tion also known as NW 15 is
designed to utilize one pump to
handle the average daily flow, and
two pumps during peak flow.
When a crew arrived at the sta-
tion the next day, April 27, to pull
the bad pump for repair a second
pump failed. With a peak flow
expected to, start around 4 p.m.,
the majority of OUA's mainte-
nance staff responded to the lift

In an attempt to lower the peak
flow, pumps at lift stations else-
where in the system were shut off
to delay the flow to NW 15.
That evening, vacuum trucks
were called in to take up the over-
flow and carry it to the main sewer
plant on Cemetery Road. Mr. Hay-
ford said that up to six trucks, with
a 4,000 gallon capacity each, were
hired. Also, a submersible pump
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The students of David Robertson (right), reading and social studies teacher at Okee-
chobee Freshman Campus, got a lesson in current affairs when Mr. Robertson's step-
son, Sergeant Chris Grant (left) told them about his recent tour of duty in Afghanistan.

OFC students get first hand lesson

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Students at Okeechobee Fresh-
man Campus got a chance to
broaden their world outlook on
Thursday. Sergeant Chris Grant
addressed his stepfather, David
Robertson's reading and social
studies classes concerning his tour
of duty in Afghanistan.
"It's hard, but it's all worth it
because you are trying to make the
world a better place," he told the
Sergeant Robertson, a 10-year
military veteran, served six years
on active duty and four years with
the Florida National Guard. His
West Palm Beach National Guard
unit was activated and he recently
returned from serving a year with
the 101st Airborne Division at an
American military base in the
northeastern Afghanistan village of
The sergeant told the students
he never shot anyone. He said that
as a medic, it was his job to help
everyone, even the bad guys.
,Sergeant Grant and three other
medics manned an aid station at
the entrance to the base. He said
that during his tour of duty, he treat-
See Students Page 2

By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee news
"Treat customers like fami-
ly," guest speaker, attorney
Philip DeBerard began, at the
Okeechobee Chamber of Com-
merce general meeting on
Wednesday. The attentive area
business owners and chamber
members were told that they
have a responsibility to their
customers and employees safe-
ty. "You can prevent loss of
mobility of a patron by taking
inventory of hazards which
those coming into your busi-
ness are exposed to", he stated.
Mr. DeBerard continued, dis-
cussing with fellow members of
the Chamber of Commerce, the
importance of protecting busi-
nesses against a lawsuit by
using ten basic steps. Mr. DeBer-
ard suggested several steps

of business
premises for
which will
help area
owners avoid Attorney
incidents and Philip
lawsuits. DeBerard
DeBerard concluded his inform-
ative forum by telling chamber
members, "There is a one out of
three chancefor business prem-
ises lawsuits." He also related
that, "Businesses will spend
much less in precaution than
they would in a lawsuit."
Brenda O'Connor, Executive
Director of the Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce



spend much less in
precaution than they
would in a lawsuit."
Philip DeBerard,
informed members of other
events scheduled on this
month's calendar including:
-May 14-Masonic Lodge will
be holding a FREE Child I.D.
program from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
this Saturday at the Masonic
Lodge at 107 N.W. 5th Ave. For
more information please call
Kip Gardner at (863)357-0427 or
-May 19-Chamber of Com-
merce Coffee Klatch hosted by
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Matters dealing with land
development occupied a good
portion of Tuesday's meeting of
the Okeechobee County Com-
missioners. Many times at public
hearings conducted by the com-
missioners, requests for rezon-
ing are routinely approved with
no public comment. That was
not the case Tuesday as two con-
troversial zoning questions were
tabled over traffic questions.
Trey W and Loralie T. Ben-
nett, property owners and East
and East ik1ealty, applicant, had
requested a change in zoning
from Commercial to Residential
General for property on U.S. 441

S.E. adjacent to the driver's
license office. The stated reason
for the request was to allow for a
multifamily housing develop-
The planning board, after
hearing neighboring residents'
concerns about traffic at a public
hearing conducted at their April
26 meeting, recommended that
the commissioners grant the
Once again, neighbors of the
property in question appeared
to plead the cause before the
commissioners. This time they
were more successful.
Bonnie Hall of Southeast
19th Terrace, voiced her opposi-
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Newt Mattson (left), a student at Okeechobee Freshman
Campus, tries on a load bearing vest as Sergeant Christ
Grant (right) explains the functions of the vest.
Sergeant Grant, who recently returned for a tour of duty
in Afghanistan, shared his experiences with his stepfa-
ther David Robertson's reading and social studies


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tion to the proposed zoning
change because of the added traf-
fic. She wondered if there would
be a traffic light on U. S. 441 S.E. to
handle the increase in traffic. She
stated that she would like to see the
property fenced and some sort of
buffer between the proposed
housing development and the
adjacent single-family residential
Building Official Bill Royce stat-
ed that the proposed housing
development could have 42 units
and would probably be accessible
from Southeast 38th Trail.
Ms. Hall said that Southeast
38th Trail was not built to handle
the increased traffic flow. She said
she was totally opposed to the zon-
ing change.
Commissioner Clif Betts noted
that he had received several calls
complaining of the increase in traf-
fic that some people believe would
result from a housing development
on that property.
Mr. Royce stated that on U. S.
441 S.E. there would be the prob-
lem of separation of driveways if
the housing development had
access to the highway. He predict-
ed that there would be 40 peak
hour trips which would amount to
one trip every minute and half.
"It is not as bad as it sounds," he
He was asked about using the
alley to the east of the property for
ingress and egress. Mr. Royce
replied that it would take a major
effort to clean up the easements.
County Attorney John Cassels
stated that there were three
options: restrict access to U. S. 441
S. E. restrict access to Southeast
38th Trail or split the traffic
between both roadways.
Commissioner Ray Domer
asked if the existing zoning of
Commercial would be more
appropriate for the property.
Mr. Royce replied that both zon-
ings are consistent with regulations
and future plans for the area. He
stated that his concern was that a
commercial development would
generate more traffic that a hous-
ing development. However, he
added that both zoning classifica-
tions are reasonable.
Mr. Cassels noted that commer-
cial traffic is consistent all day while
residential traffic is only at peak


Continued From Page 1
ed about 1,000 people. Several
hundred others were seen by him
and then routed to either the 50-
bed American hospital or to the
Egyptian or Korean hospitals in the-
area, depending on the extent of
their injuries. He said that 99 per-
cent of his patients were civilians.
He administered general first
aid, and treated gunshot wounds,
burns, and land mine injuries.
The 1993 graduate of Okee-
chobee High School said that he
was prepared for the assignment
by formal schooling and hands on
training. This was his second tour
of duty in a combat area. He has


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Raulerson Hospital at 8 a.m.
-May 19-Gun Safety and Gun
Handling Class-7 p.m. at the
Okeechobee Chamber of Com-
merce at 7 p.m.
-May 20-22-Mud, Sweat and
Gears-L Cross X-Treme Events.
Highway 78 West, for more infor-
mation, call (863)634-1103.
-May 21-Country Gone Wild
with Jason Aldean in Concert-L-
Cross Ranch at 8 p.m. Seniors
night-graduating seniors admitted
for half price. For more informa-
tion, call (863)634-1103.
-May 21-Second segment of
gun safety class-shooting range
located at Joe Hazellief's Ranch.
Everyone will meet at the Cham-
ber of Commerce on Saturday
morning at 8:30 a.m.
-May 28-Memorial Day Bike
Rally-Agriculkural Civic Center-
Sat., May 28-Sun, May 29, 9 a.m.-9
p.m.; Monday, May 30, 9 a.m.-3
p.m. For more information, check
the website at
www.chobecc.com or www.fl-
-May 30-American Legion
Memorial Day Celebration-Vet-
erans' Memorial Park at 10
a.m. For information call

Commission Chairman John
Abney noted that if the zoning
remained commercial there could
be more traffic.
Another area resident, Shirley
Mercer asked what kind of fencing
would be used and how many sto-
ries the development would be.
Mr. Royce replied that he did not
know what kind of fence would be
built and that the development
would be two story.
Mr. Abney said that at this point
there was no site plan.
Ms. Mercer said she would hate
to see an entrance on Southeast
38th Trail and that she would like to
have a traffic light installed on U. S.
441 S.E.
Mr. Abney noted that the Florida
Department of Transportation con-
trols traffic lights on U. S. 441 S.E.
Commissioners discussed the
possibilities of using frontage roads
in such circumstances.
Joey Hoover of the economic
council stated that multifamily
housing should be in a transitional
area between residential and com-
mercial use. He noted that the
property in question was ideal for
multifamily use.
Commissioner Elvie Posey
noted the residents concern about
the appearance of the proposed
development. He said this was a
legitimate concern and suggested
the commissioners address land-
"We need to work on appear-
ance and landscape standards," he
The petition was tabled until
June 9 in order for staff to study the
traffic situation.
The other controversial issue
was also concerned with traffic.
Fra-Mar Enterprises, Inc. has
requested a change in zoning from
Agriculture to Residential General
for property on the west side of
Northeast 40th Avenue, north of
S.R. 70 E. The property is across S.
R. 70 from the agri-civic center.
At the April 26 meeting of the
planning board, area residents had
expressed concern about
increased traffic. Therefore, the
planning board tabled the petition
until their May 24 meeting, request-
ing additional information on traf-
fic impacts.
Commissioners followed suit
and tabled the matter until their
June 9 meeting in order to give the
planning board time to act on the
Turning to another land devel-
opment matter, commissioners
adopted several ordinances

previously spent time in Kosovo.
As a change from the flat lands
of central Florida, Sergeant Grant
said he was surrounded by moun-
tains about the elevation of the
Appalachian Mountains.
He said the food was good.
Toward the end of his tour, there
was a Burger King, he said, but its
menu was limited.
He showed the students a
video made up of still photo-
graphs taken in Afghanistan. The
pictures showed Sergeant Grant
and his fellow soldiers at work
and at play.
The students got to try out and
handle his combat and medical
equipment. The sergeant told
them his helmet cost $250 and if
he lost it in a noncombat incident,
he would have to pay for it.

amending the Okeechobee County
Comprehensive Plan and author-
ized transmittal of the amend-
ments to the Florida Department of
Community Affairs and other agen-
cies required by law.
The changes authorized includ-
ed 'establishment of the
Edwards/Otter Creek and Viking
Rural Activity Centers and estab-
lished density of development stan-
dards for those areas. Commis-
sioners also voted to add additional
areas to the Urban Residential
Mixed Use and Industrial Future
Use land classifications, establish a
S.R.70/Berman Road Commercial
Activity Center, establish a S. R. 78
resort corridor, set up conservation
areas, and established a rural
estates land classification.
The afternoon session was con-
cerned with discussion of several
priority issues including uses for
industrial park properties.
County Administrator George
Long noted that some potential
clients for the industrial park want
to buy and not lease the land.
County Attorney John Cassels
noted the difficulties in selling land
at the industrial park.
Commissioner Clif Betts sug-
gested selling industrial sites at the
county's landfill property.
Commission Chairman John
Abney suggested constructing
buildings in the industrial park to
suit individual clients.
Commissioners also discussed
charging for parking aircraft at the
Mr. Long asked for budget prior-
ities as soon as possible since it is
nearing budget preparation time.
Commissioners discussed radio
equipment requested by the sher-
iff's office.
Mr. Long said the county's con-
sultant is working on impact fees.
He noted that the economic
consultant who prepared the
recent economic summit should
have his economic plan completed
in 4 to 6 weeks.
Mr. Betts asked about getting
building permits in Orange Blos-
som Ranches under the county's
new policy. Orange Blossom
Ranches subdivision is located
between Northwest 102nd Street
and Northwest 106th Street, south
of Quail Acres. The streets in the
subdivision are grass tracks.
Mr. Cassels replied that the grass
tracts in Organ Blossom Ranches
are county maintained right of
ways and that lot owners can
obtain building permits.

Sergeant Grant told the stu-
dents about the various interest-
ing objects that could be bought
in the bazaar.
He told the students that
Afghanistan is between Europe
and Asia and for hundreds of
years it has been a contested area.
He said the Russians occupied the
'area before the American and the
British before them.
Among other souvenirs, he
showed the students a 1907
British bayonet and the baggy
loose fitting clothing worn by the
natives called "manjamas".
Sergeant Grant, whose moth-
er, Linda Robertson, teaches at
Everglades Elementary School,
plans to stay in the military. He is
considering recruiting duty for the
National Guard.


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was installed.
Still, the spill could not be avert-
So far, according to OUA fig-
ures, the actual cost of the spill is at
$45,315.88. This figure includes
pump repairs, the cost of the vacu-
um trucks and rental charge on the
submersible pump. Also, a broken
pump base must be replaced. The
price of the pump base was not
indicated on OUA paperwork,
except to say the cost will not
exceed $15,000.
Mr. Hayford said the spill was
under control by 6:30 a.m. Thurs-
day, April 28.
When asked about the over-
time incurred by OUA employees,
OUA Executive Director L.C. Fort-
ner said Tuesday he did not have a
total on that yet.
"T'o out of three pumps failed,
what the heck happened?" asked
OUA board member Carl Leonard
at Tuesday's meeting.
Mr. Hayford replied that he did-
n't know. One pump failed due to
an electrical malfunction and the
second pump failed due to a
mechanical problem, he told Mr.
He went on to say "the check
valves weren't sealing properly."
While Mr. Hayford said debris
was found in the pipes, he said the
pumps were not bound up and
were free spinning. In his report,
Mr. Hayford wrote that: "...the sta-
tion had a layer of sand on the bot-
tom as well as a layer of matted
solid debris such as grease, twine,
plastic, etc... all normally found in
a typical wastewater stream." He
went on to write that this material
was removed.
A board member asked Mr.
Hayford if wastewater was accept-
ed from outside sources Blue
Cypress and the Okeechobee
County landfill into the NW15
lift station.
In a memorandum to Okee-
chobee County Administrator
George Long, County Solid Waste
Manager Russell Roland wrote that
the lift station received a total of
372,000 gallons of storm water
from the landfill. The memo also
states that the water was mixed
with a "small amount of leachate."
Waste Management representa-
tive Jeff Sabin said his company
had an agreement with OUA to

accept the storm water because a
large volume had to be removed
from the landfill in a short period of
time. He said the agreement called
for OUA to be paid $50 per thou-
sand gallons.
"The agreement was based on
OUA's ability to accept it at a rate
that would not impact their facili-
ty," said Mr. Sabin.
The material was deposited at
the lift station instead of the main
plant because NW 15 has better
access for the trucks.
The storm water was carried to
the lift station by Cliff Berry, Inc., of
Fort Lauderdale. The company's
vice president, Larry Doyle, con-
firmed the material hauled to NW
15 by his company was storm
water. He said the water was pro-
filed and analytical results of the
minerals and such in the water
were given to his company.
"No one will pick up any prod-
uct unless they have a profile of the
product so they know what they
are taking," said Mr. Doyle in a
phone interview.
In the memorandum to Mr.
Long, the first load was trucked
from the landfill to the lift station on
Feb. 28, and the last of the 62 loads
was dumped at NW 15 on April 6.
The material from Blue Cypress
was deposited at the lift station
prior to the material from the land-
Mr. Hayford stated that since it
was nearly three weeks between
the last load and the date of the
spill, the outside material should
have worked its way through the
"If the material was from either
source, why did it take 20 days for
this to show up?" he asked.
"I.don't agree with you John,"
said OUA board member Eddie
Trent. "We're kind of painting a
sweet picture of this. From what I
saw out there, the stuff had a lot to
do with it. The (check) valves were
ripped apart.
"We can't be 100 percent sure
that somewhere we didn't get
something to cause the problem,"
continued Mr. Trent.
He went on to say the spill will
end up costing "in the neighbor-
hood of $75,000 that's a lot of
"I've seen septic tank trucks
pick up rocks. You wouldn't think
they would, but theywill," he said.
"We were trying to be a good
neighbor," said Mr. Fortner. "But,
we won't do it anymore."

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Mr. Fortner explained that mate-
rial isn't actually dumped into the
lift station, but rather into a man-
hole. The material is then pumped
from the manhole into the lift sta-
tion. It then flows from the lift sta-
tion to the main sewer plant.
He went on to explain that the
manhole is covered by a top that
can be removed with a screwdriv-
"It's possible someone could
have dumped there and not been
seen," he offered.
Although the lift station is near
to some soccer and softball fields
that are used by area children, it
sets back off of N.W. 10th Terrace.
Due to its distance from the street,
it is plausible that someone could
empty their truck into the manhole
and be gone in a few minutes.
Mr. Fortner went on to state that
he had not seen any medical
reports on the men who worked in
the spill for hours on end, and that
the results of blood tests were not
"One was told to use some
calamine lotion and to stay out of
the sun," he added.
Dr. Pasqualino Caputo, of the
Okeechobee County Health
Department, said although the
material delivered to the lift station
from the landfill had some elevated
levels of heavy metals, they were
not so high as to create an immedi-
ate concern.
"To have toxicity, you would
need higher levels," he said.
"These are not at a level that
should alarm people."
He pointed to the level of
arsenic indicated in the analytical
breakdown of the water. The ana-
lytical indicates the arsenic level of
the water at 31 micrograms per
liter. Even though that is slightly on
the high side, it isn't a dangerous
"It must be 50 to 100 micro-
grams per liter to be really signifi-
cant," he said.
He went on to indicate that the
analytical also did not show any
evidence of pathogens.
Mr. Hayford's report states that
because of the spill portions of soft-
ball fields 5 and 7 have been fenced
off, and the entire spill area has
been treated with lime.
No other reports of the incident
were written, said Mr. Fortner.
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The Okeechobee News, Friday, May 13, 2005

Future scientists in training at Everglades Elementary

Mrs. Bronkella's, Ms. Rauler-
son's and Mrs. Smith's classes
have been study-
ing plants. We
learned about
leaves, roots,
stems, and flow-
ers. We are grow-
ing grass seed in
potatoes to make "zany potato
people." Everyday we water our
potatoes and put them in the sun.
First grade
Mrs. Hollin's first grade class
did an experiment using apples.
The purpose of our experiment
was to see how fast water or vine-
gar would rot the apples. After 3
weeks of watching apples rot; our
class concluded that the apples in
water decomposed faster that the
apples in vinegar. The students
also discovered that the vinegar
acted like a preservative. What a
great discovery!
Mrs. Murrish's class did a sci-
ence project on "Bubbles and
How Gravity Effects It's Shape."
We all had fun blowing bubbles.
It was a great way to start spring.
Our student of the week is Chase
Boone, Congratulations, Chase!
Great Work!
Ms. Osuldsen's class did a sci-
ence project on leaking landfills.
We experimented with soil and
water and saw the effects of what

Student Council planted memorial tree with the help of (left
to right) Patty Coyne, Character Counts sponsor, Angela
Kovalsky, Bubba Mullins, Pattie Mullins and Cheryl Hollin,
Student Council.

garbage in landfills does 'to our
underground water. Yuck! We
wouldn't want to drink that
water! Our Student of the Week is
Desiree Torres. Great Job!
Mrs. Laskey's class did a sci-
ence project on ants. We tried to
determine whether ants prefer
sugar or a sugar substitute. We
predicated that the ants would
like the sugar best, but we needed
proof. So, we found an ant hill
and made three small piles of
sugar, sweet 'n low, and splenda.
After observing the ants for

approximately 30 minutes, we
discovered that the ants do prefer
sugar, with splenda in 2nd place
and sweet 'n low last. We were
Second grade
Mr. Wright's class did a Science
Fair Project involving "Triangles."
The Science of Mathematics is
one that can be great fun. We
learned about triangles and their
Mrs. Hawk's class did a Sci-
ence Fair Project on the best way

to preserve roses. We found that
water preserves roses the longest,
followed by Chrystal Flower food.
Sprite came in third and Bayer
aspirin made the rose wilt and
die. Our class thoroughly enjoyed
learning about scientific process
and creating our display board!
Mrs. Brady's class enjoyed vis-
iting the Science Fair. We learned
so much about the scientific
method and how to do cool
experiments at home! Three
more weeks of school. Can you
believe it?
After doing the Science proj-
ect, Mrs. Reuter's class discovered
that all avenues of life can be
graphed to see the dominant one.
We found out in math that the fun
game of Monopoly, the Illinois
square was landed on the most in
the U.S. Fun facts that one wanted
to check out.
Mrs. Claypool's class saw
some really interesting science
fair projects last week. We are fin-
ishing up another unit in reading.
One more unit left. We continue
to work on plane and solid shapes
in math!
Third grade
Third grade concluded their
Mexico unit with a trip to Los
Cocos where they enjoyed a great
meal. Some of the classes had a
fiesta and broke pinatas.
They are now ready to travel to
Hawaii. For the next several

weeks they will be learning about
the people and customs of the
Hawaiian Islands.
Fourth grade
Mrs. Wilson's class entered the
Science Fair with a project called,
The Strength of Eggshells. We
placed four eggshells on a table
and started placing our science
books on top. It took 25 pounds
to crush the eggs. Wow!
We took picture and wrote up
our project, put it on a science
board and entered the fair. 'Con-
gratulations to Michelle Alvarez
for placing 2nd in the Speech
Mrs. Robertson's class entered
a project called Viscosity in the
Science Fair. We made a viscome-
ter to measure the flow rate, in
seconds, of three different liquids.
We tested our hypothesis, which
was that the liquid soap would
have the highest viscosity. After
testing water, liquid soap and
cook oil, we found that our
hypothesis had been correct. We
displayed our photographs of the
experiment as well as the written
results and conclusions. We had
fun and learned a lot about the
scientific method. Next time, we
would like to test more liquids
and also try them at different tem-
Mrs. Fuller's class entered the
Science Fair with a project called
"The Nose Knows". We tested

various foods being blind folded
and holding our noses. We found
that it is difficult to tell what each
food was. We learned that our
noses have a lot to do with tasting
Congratulations to' Shiloh
Anuez for placing 1st in Fourth
Grade and 4th in the county's
Tropicana Speech Contest.
There was no news for the
Fifth grade or Administration.

Student Council
The Student Council planted a
tree in memory of Betty Daniels
who was a loyal and dedicated
nurse to Okeechobee County and
especially at Everglades Elemen-
tary School. Her daughter Pattie
Mullins was there to watch the
planting of the tree. The Student
Council would like to thank Cor-
nell Lawn Maintenance for donat-
ing the tree so that the student at
Everglades can experience what it
means to be a part of something
good in this world and to show
our good citizenship.

Literacy Council
The "WOW' for this week has
been zany. Zany is a clown or per-
son who acts like a clown, silly,
goody, or funny. Here is zany in a
sentence: The clown's zany trick
made everyone laugh.

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Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Whoo are you?
This baby screech owl is being looked after at Arnold's
Wildlife Rehabilitption Center. Arnold's is currently rais-
ing money to build a flight cage to teach young birds to
fly. When a baby like this is raised by someone other
than its mother, it has no idea how to fly or fend for itself:
This 100 ft. long, 12 ft. high flight cage is federally man-
dated for rehabilitating wild birds.


Amanda Harris
and Brian Dodson
Charles and Susan Harris of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the engagement of
their daughter Amanda to
Brian Ralph Dodson of Okee-
The bride-to-be is a 2002
graduate of Okeechobee High
School. She currently works at
Dr. Aragon's office and attends
Florida Atlantic University.
The prospective groom is
the son'of Michael and Sharon
Dodson of Okeechobee. He is
a 2002 graduate of Okee-
chobee High School, and is
employed with Winn-Dixie
Supermarkets, Inc. as a meat
The wedding will take
place on June 18, 2005, at the
K.O A Lake Okeechobee
Resort Kampground, 4276
U.S. 441 S.

Amanda Harris and Brian
After the wedding, the cou-
ple will reside in Okeechobee.

Courtesy photo

Mrs. Mary Jean Harrell
retires after 30 years of
dedicated service to
Bank of America. She
started working for Okee-
chobee County Bank, a
Flagship Bank. Barnett
Bank purchased the bank
in 1984, which is now
Bank of America. Mary
Jean is very well known
and liked by all of her
customers. Her last day
will be Friday, May 13.
Her family, friends and
co-workers want to wish
her all the best in what
ever her next adventure
will be and let her know
that she will be missed.

Law Enforcement
Activity Log

Sheriff's Office
May 2
Vandalism, S.E. 31st St.
Burglary/prisoner in custody, U.S. 98
Fight/prisoner in custody, S.E. 34th
May 3
Traffic arrest, N.W. 10th Terr.
Traffic arrest, N.W. 36th St.
Assault, N.E. Ninth Ave.
Suicide/attempt, N.E. Fifth St.
Traffic accident, McArthurs dairy.
Suspicious incident, N.W. Fifth St.
Missing juvenile/cancel, N.W. Fifth St.
Theft, N.E. Third St.
Disturbance/verbal, N.W. Fifth St.
Traffic accident, S.R. 710.
Assault, Okeechobee Redirectional.
May 4
Fraud, N.W. 37th Ave.
Stolen trailer, S.R. 70 E.
Abandoned vehicle, S.R. 70 W.
Theft, S.W. 28th St.
Traffic accident/prisoner in custody,
U.S. 441 .S.E..
Stolen vehicle/recover/prisoner in
custody, N.E. Second Terr.
Stolen vehicle/recovery/prisoner in
custody, N.E. Second Terr.
Stolen vehicle/recovery/prisoner in
custody, N.E. Second Terr.
Stolen vehicle/recovery, U.S. 98 N.
May 9
Larceny, N.E. 16th Ave;
Burglary, U.S. 441 S.E.
Larceny, S.E. 96th Trail.
Lewd and lascivious acts, N.E. Third
Traffic accident, N. Prison Road.
Domestic/verbal, N.W. 38th Ave.
May 10
Fraud/identity theft, N.W. 254th St.
Juvenile problem, S.E. 49th Court.
Domestic, N.W. 395th Court.

Community Events

Methodist church hosts Bible school
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee, 200 N.W
Second St., will hold vacation Bible school June 13-17 from 5
until 8:10 p.m. daily. The theme this year is the Circle G Ranch:
Ask, Seek, Knock. Each adventure is filled with a powerful Bible
story and fun crafts, games and music. There is also an adult
Bible study, which will be led by Reverend Bruce Simpson and
Reverend Jim Dawson. A light meal will be served each day. Reg-
istration fee is $5 per child, with a $10 maximum per family. Call
the First United Methodist Church office at (863) 763-4021 for

Martha's House plans training session
Martha's House will offer eight hours of training on June 22, in
the South Florida Water Management Auditorium, located in the
Bank of America building, 205 North Parrott Ave., from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m. The cost for the training is $10. Certificates will be given. For
information, contact Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.

Local community activist Ray Worley (right) met Erin
Brockoviqh (left) at a meeting held at the Quorum Hotel
in Tampa. Brockovich gained national attention when her
investigating inspired the hit movie "Erin Brockovich"
starring Julia Roberts. The movie's success led to five
academy award nominations and a Best Actress Award
for Roberts for her portrayal of Brockovich.

Advocate meets

Erin Brockovich

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Ray Worley, a founding
board member of the Florida
Consumer Action Network
(FCAN), met Erin Brockovich at
a meeting held at the Quorum
Hotel in Tampa on April 28.
Brockovich was a guest speak-
er at the meeting of FCAN.
FCAN targets consumer
issues such as clean air, clean
water, lower utility rates and
social security reform. They are
the largest consumer lobbying

group in the State of Florida
with 44,000 organized groups.
Following last year's devas-
tating hurricane season, they
lobbied for insurance legisla-
tion to protect consumers from
policy cancellation and rate
increases. They are now work-
ing on social security issues to
protect people from losing ben-
efits due to the proposed
If you have any questions,
concerns or suggestions con-
tact Ray Worley at (863) 467-


Clifton Swanson
Clifton Swanson, age 86, of
Okeechobee died Wednesday,
May 11, 2005 at Raulerson Hos-
pital. He was born October 4,
1918 to Arvid and Martha Swan-
son. He was a commercial fish-
erman out of Lake Okeechobee
having lived in Lakeport most of
his life.
He was preceded in death by
his son, Roger Swanson, Sr.
He is survived by two sons,
Monroe and Arvid Swanson.
No services or visitation will
be heldFat this time.
All airangements are entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and

Richard Lee
Richard Lee 'Dick' Hooker,
age 66, of Okeechobee, formerly
of Belle Glade died Wednesday,
May 11. 2005. He was born in

Danville, Ill. in 1938. He was
employed and retired after serv-
ing 38 years from the Sugar Cane
Co-op located in Belle Glade.
He was perceded in death by
his parents, Herschel and Con-
nie Hooker.
Survivors include:his loving

wife, Elaine Hooker of Okee-
chobee; sons, Ty (Laura) Hooker
of Belle Glade, Travis Hooker of
West Palm Beach; daughters,
Teri (Dolan) Sutterfield of
Zepbyrhills, Tracy (Mike) Van
Leer of Loxahatchee; brother,
Stephen (Debbie) Hooker of

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Bumpy Road
"On the new road, U.S. 441 South just after you pass the rail-
road tracks is bumpy. They need to ride that road everyday to
see just how bumpy it is. They need to fix that road."

"In the Tuesday paper of the old railroad station that was sup-
posed to be of the '20s. The visitor there must have been pretty far
advanced 'cause the car in the picture is a General Motors model
from 1937 to 1940."

"I would like to agree with the caller about the network news.
There are way too many commercials, and most of them are
about health and drugs. They need to cut down on the commer-

"Where is the outrage that this entire wasteful war is funded
with special bills outside the gross deficit budget? Add it up and

Golf Carts
"I am calling on behalf of the four-wheeler that was in the
paper. What are the elderly people of Okeechobee teaching our
kids when they drive their golf carts up and park them in front of
stores, and ride their little motorized scooters all over town. What
about our kids? They are teaching Qur kids bad things, but yet they
want to complain about it."

Community Events

Veteran's office reopens today
The Okeechobee County Veteran's Services Office has been
closed for training and recertification, but will reopen Friday, May
13 at 8 a.m. The VA vans will continue to run to West Palm Beach
VA Medical Center,;Monday through Friday. To schedule a ride on
the van, call the Veterans Service Office at (863) 763-8124 a cou-
ple of days ahead of time and leave your name, last four digits of
your Social Security number, and the date and time of appoint-
ment (morning appointments only). If you need to speak to a
service officer in reference to a claim during this time period, con-
tact the Florida Department of Veterans Affair Benefit Office at the
West Palm Beach VA Medical Center at (866) 383-9036.

Mental illness is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
May 14, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at I and 6 p.m.
on \VWFR 91.7 FM on and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Leah
Krumme, consumer outreach director.for.the National Alliance
for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) Florida. The topic will be challenges
facing the mentally ill and their families, and proposed Medicaid
legislation that could reduce federal support for Medicaid-
financed mental health services. For information, call the NAMI
toll free help line at (877) 626-4352; or, Leah Krumme at (772)

School readiness services provided
The Early Learning Coalition will be holding a meeting for all
providers of school readiness services including childcare, pre-
school, family homes and faith based-facilities on Friday, May 13,
at 9 a.m. in the conference room of the Okeechobee County
Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. Join us in learning
more about voluntary pre-kindergarteri. For information, call
(863) '62-5792.

OHS hosting hypnosis show
The Okeechobee High School will be having a hypnosis show
on Friday, May 13, at 7 p.m. It is sponsored by the senior class of
2005. The community is welcomed. Admission is $5. See the
show or be part of the show. See your friends and family hypno-
tized right before your eyes. For questions, call (863) 697-0090.

Early Learning Coalition to meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin, and Okee-
chobee counties will meet at 1 p.m. at the One Stop Career Cen-
ter, 2401 South 29th St., in Fort Pierce on Friday, May 13. For infor-
mation, call (863) 462-5792.

Fish fry benefits Habitat for Humanity

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Looking Back ...
'This photograph was taken of the Taylor Creek watershed project in 1969. Some of those attending the ceremonies were:
Johnny Pearce, Brack Cantrell, U.S. Congressman Paul Rogers, Frank W. Williamson, Jr. and Chester Underhill. This
photo appeared in the book "Strolling Down Country Roads" by Twila Valentine and Betty Chandler Williamson in 1993.
Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by the Okeechobee
News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you wait. Or, you can e-mail the photo and information about
the photo to okeenews@okeechobee.com.

Upcoming Events

Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited.
All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see
what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at
(863) 467-9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center,
located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are
$5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-
6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
AA meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. This is an open meeting.
AA meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.

Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House,
which is located next to the driver's license office, 1857 U.S. 441 S.E.
It is a self-help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol
and other intoxicating drugs and a desire to manage their emotional
or psychiatric illness. It's an open discussion group.
Teen Talk from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Jesus Holy Ghost Crusade
Mission, 1401 N.E. Park St. Every teen is invited to come out and join
us. Topics of.education include: AIDS; free HIV testing; STDs; per-
sonal issues; domestic violence; abstinence; abuse of drugs; sex
abuse; plus, educational materials and prevention tools. Call (863)
634-9340 or (863) 357-6248, for information.
AA meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Society of Young Magicians will meet from 10 until 11 a.m. at
the First United Methodist Church in Avon Park. For information, call
Dick Laneau at (863) 467-9540 or (727) 345-4323.
Barnyard Buddies meets from 10 a.m. until noon at the County 4-
H Extension office at 458 U.S. 98 N. Everyone who would like to be
part of the Barnyard Buddies is invited, or you can sign up at the
Okeechobee County 4-H Extension office Monday through Friday
from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call the extension office
at (863) 763-6469.

AA meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W Third St. Itwill be an open step meeting.

Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who
enjoys singing is invited to join the group. For information or to
schedule an appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98
N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business
meeting. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in Sep-
tember. For information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850. -

Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W Third St. at 8 p.m.
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m. in the conference room at
The Gathering, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. for a weekly 12-step recovery
and support group meeting for women overcoming chemical
dependency. For information, call (863) 467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone
interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.
There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Secu-
rity Death Index and military information available. For information,
call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through exten-
sive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863)
467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big
Lake Mission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S, Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interest-
ed are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W 24th Ave. This is a men's only meet-
ing. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome.
For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible-study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
-Ave., at 7 p.m.Jnformal and informative discussions bring many
- Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
- Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)

Letter to the Editor

Absolute motivation
All of us certainly have seen ter-
rorist VCR's of bomb laden Iraqi's
before their deadly suicidal mis-
sions on world-wide TV. Week in
and week out numerous car
bombings kill a great many indis-
criminately around Iraq weath-
er military, police, or civilians.
Probably like myself, you're dis-
mayed at the deadly effectiveness
of these zealots driving explosive-
laden cars. Also, you probably
wonder how can bin Laden, al-Zar-
qawi and the Jihadist continue to
recruit so many willing to commit
suicide for them?

A badly wounded car-bomb
driver who survived a botched
explosion provided the simple
answer he was not a martyr or
religious zealot at all, he drove the
bomb because terrorists held his
entire family and would kill them
all if he did not do it.
That, folks, is the absolute moti-
vation indeed!
I don't know the answer, but I
do know the ancient adage "force
and terror will always succeed,
unless confronted by force and ter-
ror of greater intensity." That has to
be the answer for us too.
Bill StegKemper

Community Events

The United Methodist Men's Fellowship will sponsor a fish fry
*to benefit Habitat for Humanity on Friday, May 13, from 4 until 7
p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W Second St.
The church is located behind the Bank of America building. Tick-
ets 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 hosting
a barbecue on May 13 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Each meal comes
with chicken, baked beans, coleslaw and roll for a $5 donation.
The dinners can be delivered or picked up at the City Fire Depart-
ment, 55 S.E. Third Ave.

VFW plans welcome home party
VFW Post #10539, 3912 U.S. 441 S.E., will host a welcome
home party on Saturday, May 14, starting at 5 p.m. for approxi-
mately 20- veterans from the Okeechobee area that recently
returned from Afghanistan and Iraq.

Letter carriers plan food drive
The National Association of Letter Carriers, in conjunction
with the United States Postal Service, will be collecting non-per-
ishable food items like canned meats, fish, soup, juice, pasta, veg-
etables, cereal and rice on Saturday, May 14, to help families in
need in the Okeechobee community. You can help by placing
your food donation at your mailbox on May 14, before your letter
carrier arrives. It will be taken to the Post Office and then deliv-
ered to a local food bank or pantry. Do not include out-of-date
items or items in glass containers.

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 KOAs second annual Come Camp With Us Day
event. More than 350 KOA Kampgrounds throughout the U.S.
and Canada are participating in this special event by providing
30,000 free 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 reserva-
tions for this free day of camping, go online to www.koa.com
and click on the Come Camp With Us Day button and follow the

Driver's safety course slated
The Church of the Nazarene will be sponsoring an AARP dri-
ver's safety course on May 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 mem-
ber of AARP to attend. This class is for seniors, 50 and over. For
information, call Mrs. D.J. Bryan at (863) 763-0351.

Lodge hosting Child ID program
The sixth annual Masonic Child Identification program will be
held Saturday, May 14, from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee Masonic Lodge, 107 N.W. Fifth Ave. This is a free service,
and is open to the public. You may have your child video taped for
identification purposes and fingerprinting will also be done.
Alzheimer's patients are welcomed. A parent or guardian must
be resent for the video taping. There will be entertainment and
activities, as well as hotdogs and soda. For information, contact
Kip Gardner at (863) 357-0427 or (863) 763-1610.
i Program Annual Masonico Infantil De Identificacion Sabado
14 De Mayo, De: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. En La Logia Masonica. Este
es un servicio gratuito. Y esta abierto a todo el public. Se
tomatan videos de los ninos can el proposito de que. Estos sirvan
papa identificarlos. Tambien tomaran. Las huellas digitales. Los
paciented con Alzheimer son Bienvenitos tambien.


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Community Events

Memorial service is planned
May 15-21 is National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
Week, and Sheriff Paul C. May and the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office will honor fallen officers. A memorial will be
held Saturday, May 14, at noon in front of the sheriff's office, at
504. N.W. Fifth St., by the flagpole.
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 Sunday, May 15, starting at 10 a.m. Discussion will include
the proposed jamboree, contributions to worthwhile commu-
nity events and edited bylaws. A cookout will be held immedi-
ately following the meeting, 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)
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 airport entrance on U.S. 98. Dr. Suraiya Hussain, a
local physician and member of Okeechobee's Muslim commu-
nity, 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
Cultural arts committee to meet
Are you interested in bringing more cultural arts events to
Okeechobee? If you are, come join the Main Street's cultural
arts committee 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 information, call Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 462-
5000, ext. 259.
Juvenile Justice Council meeting planned
The Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council will hold their
monthly meeting on Friday, May 20, at noon at the Okeechobee
County Library, 206 S.W 16th St. The purpose of the meeting is
to enhance prevention and intervention of at-risk youth in
Okeechobee County. The public is invited. For information, call
Pat O'Connor at (863) 763-3536.
Women's business luncheon planned
A networking luncheon will be held at the Brahma Bull, 2405
UiS. 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 busi-
ness 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. in the Wal-Mart parking lot to raise funds for the local Habi-
tat for Humanity affiliate. Habitat has one home under con-
struction in Basswood and plans to build more. Funding is
needed so get your vehicle washed for a cost that you decide.
Airboat club plans meeting
Big Lake Airboat Club Meeting May 21, at 9am Alvin Ward
Boat Ramp in Moore Haven. Anyone interested in becoming a
member or just want to come out for a ride, come on out.
Flotilla 57 kicks of Safe Boating Week
This year's National Safe Boating week is from May 21 to 28.
USCG Flotilla 57 will kick off safe boating week with Vessel
Safety Checks (VSCs) and a membership drive at Okee-Tantie
campground and Marina on May 21 and 22. Vessel Examiners
and other auxiliary volunteers will be on site from 9 a.m. until 2
p.m. Everyone is invited to bring your boat by for a VSC and to
drop in and visit the station. Boat owners passing a VSC during
safe boating will receive a coupon for a free T-shirt from West
Marine. The auxiliary is made up of volunteers interested in
boating and promoting boating safety. If you're interested in
boating, especially safe boating in Okeechobee please check us
out. Most everyone agrees the free training you receive as a
member of the auxiliary is invaluable. If you can't make it on
the weekend, give us a call (863) 467-3085. We'll be glad to
make arrangements to check your boat or speak with you
about the auxiliary at a more convenient time. The free t-shirt
offer is good for all boaters who pass their VSC from May 21-27.
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 penteofo-
kee@yahoo.com; or mail it to 13333 N.E. Seventh Terrace,
Okeechobee, Fla., 34972. For information, call (863) 467-1611
or (863) 634-4554.
Collaborative Council meets May 24
The Community Collaborative Council will meet Tuesday,
May 24, at 10 a.m. in the boardroom of the Okeechobee County
School Board Office at 700 S.W. Second Ave. The purpose of the
meeting is to allow the community to identify issues, collabo-
rate, and share information regarding services for children and
their families. New or slightly used back to school supplies
including suitcases and back packs for Okeechobee children in
foster care will be collected. For information, call Sharon Vin-
son at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
Teen Pregnancy Task Force to meet
The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force of the Okee-
chobee 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 Tues-
day of each month. For information about the coalition or join-
ing the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force, contact execu-
Stive director Leslie Spurlock at (863) 462-5877.

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FWC extends

survey deadline

It's not too late to cast your
comments about your favorite
fishing hole. The Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) is giving anglers
more time to fill out an online
survey and provide input for the
direction of their favorite sport.
The agency initially set a May 1
deadline, but due to an over-
whelming response decided to
extend it to May 15.
"We hope to get at least 1,000
respondents, and we're about
halfway there," said Darrell
Scovell, director of the recently
restructured Division of Fresh-
water Fisheries Management.
"The comments we receive will

be used to set priorities for con-
servation efforts and guide our
agency into the future, so we
decided to give our anglers extra
time to give us feedback."
Scovell said the surveys are
the first step in his division's
-efforts to evaluate performance
of the previous fisheries division.
The FWC will then host a series
of public meetings, called zone
summits, to discuss survey
results and develop plans for the
future. Survey participants will
be asked about their willingness
to participate in the zone sum-
mits and suggest when and
where such meetings should
take place.

FWC announces

reward program

If you suspect a wildlife law vio-
lation, report it to the Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission (FWC) Wildlife Alert
Reward Program. If information
you give leads to an arrest, you will
be eligible for up to a $1,000
reward depending on the severity
of the case.
Examples of violations include
illegal hunting, killing or capturing
of protected species, fishing by ille-
gal methods and boating under the
To report any violations call 1-
888-A04-FWC (3922). You may

remain anonymous. You will not
be required to testify in court. You
may or may not be contacted for
additional information depending,
on your preference.
It is. important to report viola-
tions as soon as possible and pro-
vide as much detail as you can
about the physical descriptions of
violators, vehicles, license tag num-
bers, etc. You can also report viola-
tion on line at
Remember, wildlife laws are to
protect wildlife and preserve them
for future generations.



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

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School board to discuss grants
In conjunction with the Community Collaborative Council meeting, the
Okeechobee County School Board will be discussing several grants for the
2005/2006 school year. The meeting will be held Tuesday, May 24, beginning
at 10 a.m. in the school board office, 700 S.W. Second Ave. Grants include:
IDEA, Part B; Preschool and Discretionary, 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 Ill-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 Pro-
grams; Title VI (Rural and low income School Programs); 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 contacts.

Public invited to Lunchbox Lecture
The parents, providers and the public are invited to attend a Lunchbox
Lecture, featuring psychotherapist Dr. Brenda Garma, PhD, LMHC, on May 24
at the Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E. Park St. The free lecture, from
11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., will address sexual predators. The lecture will begin at
noon. Bring your lunch beverages will be provided. Lunchbox Lectures
are presented by the Teen PregnancyPregnancy Prevention Task Force and sponsored
by the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition. Future lectures will focus on sex
education for teens/parents, adolescence and sexual boundaries, and tech-
niques to use for children that are self mutilating. For information, call the
Healthy Start Coalition office at (863) 462-5877.

Book discussion group will meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group will con-
tinue 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 Thurs-
day, June 23, "Before Women Had Wings" Connie Fowler. If you have ques-
tions 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. Ven-
dors 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.

Hospice will hold yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will be holding a yard sale on Friday, June 3, and
Saturday, June, 4 from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The sale;will be held at the air
conditioned Hospice of Okeechobee Volunteer House located at the corner
of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Avenue. All proceeds benefit patient care in

Free Hair Cut Day aids ranch
Eddie Accardi Dodge is sponsoring the second annual Free Hair Cut Day
at Chuck's Barber Shop, 3651 U.S. 441 S.E., on Monday, June 6, from 8 a.m.
until 4 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Real Life Children's Ranch.

Wildlife center hosts summer camp
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will host its annual summer camp
during the month of June. This wildlife education camp is open to campers
ages 8-12.
There will be four separate sessions: June 6-10; June 13-17; June 20-24;
and,.June 27-July 1. The camp will be c pen fr''omT 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The cost
is $100.per camper. Campers will learn about wildlife and the environment.
There will be a day devoted to survival in the wild. Florida Wildlife Conserva-
tion officers Kevin Losee and Sean Smith will teach the young campers how
to survive in the wilderness. There will also be daily crafts, one large take-
home craft, ice cream parties, and a field trip to and a pontoon boat ride at
River Woods.
Since enrollment is limited, it is important to sign up as soon as possible.
For information contact Sue Arnold at (863) 763-4630.

Swimming lessons are offered
Registration for swimming lessons will be held June 7-June 10 from 8
a.m. until 6 p.m. Lessons are $25 and will be on a first-come, first-served
basis. For information, contact the pool office at (863) 467-7667.

Methodist church hosts Bible school
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee, 200 N.W Second St.,
will hold vacation Bible school June 13-17 from 5 until 8:10 p.m. daily. The
theme this year is the Circle G Ranch: Ask, Seek, Knock. Each adventure is
filled with a powerful Bible story and fun crafts, games and music. There is
also an adult Bible study, which will be led by Reverend Bruce Simpson and
Reverend Jim Dawson. A light meal will be served each day. Registration fee
is $5 per child, with a $10 maximum per family. Call the First United
Methodist Church office at (863) 763-4021 for information.

Martha's House plans training session
Martha's House will offer eight hours of training on June 22, in the South.
Florida Water Management Auditorium, located in the Bank of America
building, 205 North Parrott Ave., from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The cost for the
training is $10. Certificates will be given. For information, contact Shirlean
Graham at (863) 763-2893.

Guardian ad Litem training offered
You can be the difference to a child in need. The Guardian ad Litem pro-
gram will be training volunteers from Okeechobee, Indian River, St. Lucie and
Martin counties to represent the best interest of abused, abandoned and neg-
lected children in court. This meeting will be June 27-30 and July 1 from 9
a.m. until 4 p.m. at the South County Annex, St. Lucie West Courthouse, 250
N.W. Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, on the second floor meeting. For
information, call (772) 785-5804.

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

History Center closes for summer
The Okeechobee Family History Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St., will be closed from May 2 until Aug. 31.
They will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The
center will also be open Friday, Sept. 9, from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. It will
then be open every Wednesday and Friday. Please call ahead one day to
reserve any specific equipment you may need. For information during work-
ing hours call (863) 763-6510. During hours the center is closed call (863)
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Sports Briefs

Hours announced
for community pool
The Okeechobee Sports
Complex swimming pool
hours of operation are: May 3 -
June 1, Tuesday Friday from 4
until 7 p.m.; Saturday from 10
a.m. until 5 p.m.; Sunday from
1 until 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 1
until 5 p.m. The pool is, not
open during school hours.
When school is in session the
pool is used for physical educa-
tion and other school-related
activities. For information, con-
tact 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 month.
They will play two games on
Saturday and two games on
Sunday 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

Purple and White
game postponed
The Okeechobee High
School Purple and White game
has been postponed until May
27. It had originally been
scheduled to take place on Fri-
day, May 13. But, due to the
Brahman baseball team host-
ing the semi finals of regional

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competition on. that date, the
Purple and White game has
been postponed until Friday,
May 27.
The Booster Club barbecue
will take place at 6 p.m. The
game will begin at 7 p.m. For
information contact Mike
Radebaugh, O.H.S. Athletic
Director at (863) 462-5025.

OHS volleyball
meeting is planned
A meeting for all prospec-
tive Okeechobee High School
volleyball players and their par-
ents is scheduled for Monday,
May 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the OHS
The purpose of the meeting
is to inform prospective players
about planned summer activi-
ties, FHSAA required physical
and permissionr forms and how
and when tryouts, will take
place in August.
If you are interested in trying
out for volleyball next year, you
should plan to attend this
If it is not possible for you to
attend, contact coach George
May at (863) 634-5836.

Sports programs to
be held, May 21-22
The Pop Warner football
and cheerleading program will
host a two-day football and
cheerleading camp on Satur-
day, May 21 and Sunday, May
22, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.,
both days. Campers will be
supplied with a barbecue
lunch. Barbecue dinners will
be available to the public both
days for a donation,of $6 per
Instruction and. appear-
ances will be made by a sur-
prise NFL guest player, Mar-
shall University's Curtis Jones,
Brahman head coach Tod
Dresser and Brahman assistant
coach Chris Branham.,

Dr. Wade B. Harrouff, D.D.S.
T.A. Aliapoulios, D.D.S.
and Associates,
6390 W. Indiantown Rd.
Chasewood Plaza near RJ Gators

Your Community

309 NW 5th St., Okeechobee
"It's about how you live."

The cost of this camp will be
$25 per day per camper.
For information contact
Albion Crowell at (863) 697-
2576 or James Shockley at
(863) 634-3482.

Church hosting
golf tournament
The Oakview Baptist
Church will host a golf tourna-
ment on Saturday, May 21, at
the Okeechobee Golf & Coun-
try 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 lim-
ited to 112 golfers, so early reg-
istration is urged.
A barbecue luncheon will
be provided.
The cost is $40 per player
with a four-man team scram-
ble. 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
and girls divisions. The divi-
sions 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

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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, May 13,
through Thursday, May 19, 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 "Kicking and
Screaming" (PG) 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 "Monster-In-Law"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
Special: Wednesday, May 18,
midnight showing of "Star Wars
Episode III". Admission is $8.
There will be door prizes given
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-


You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his
or her full potential and become a
volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship pro-
gram. It's a proven life-changing
program that provides four-year
college scholarships to deserving
sixth and ninth graders in local
communities. The mentor meets
with the student one hour per
week at his/her school. Volunteer
opportunities are available in Indi-
an River, Martin, St. Lucie and
Okeechobee counties. Please call
the Indian River Community Col-
lege Foundation at (772) 462-

Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be olIering Iree alult
basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon H'endry
Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave.,
English as second language class-
es, Monday and Wednesday from
10 a.m. until noon, adult basic
education/GED, Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m.; Seminole Reservation,
Brighton, Adults basic educa-
tion/GED, Tuesday and Thursday
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church
at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, Eng-
lish as a second language, Tues-
day and Thursday, from 4 until 8
p.m.; One-Stop, 123 S.W Park St.,
adult basic education/GED, Mon-
day through Thursday, from 7
a.m. until noon; El Centro Santa
Fe, 115 S.W Fifth Ave., Citizenship
class, Thursday, from 6:30 until 9
p.m.; Yearling Middle School, 925,
N.W 23 Lane, adult basic educa-
tion/GED and English as a second
language classes, Monday
through Thursday, from 6 until 9
p.m.; Everglades Elementary,
3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a
second language classes, Tuesday
and Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.;
and, Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St., English
as a second language, Tuesday
and Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.

Halfway House
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E. 72nd Circle N.,
looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you'd
like to share please call Ed Wimes
at (863) 357-0047.

Consumer credit
counseling offered
If debt threatens you, talk with
your creditors about developing a
revised payment schedule or call
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice for a free and confidential
appointment. For information,
call (561) 434-2544 or (800) 330-

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dren up to 21 years of age, who
may need special education serv-
ices. The primary focus is on 3-
and 4-year-old children not yet in
a school setting. Child Find pro-
vides free screenings on speech
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vision, and hearing. For informa-
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Cell# (561)252-1371.

COCKATIEL- Sun, May 1st, in
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Grey w/orange cheeks/yel-
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Medical, Dental, 401K &
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Local company with more than 20 years
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34972. No phone
calls please!!

Experienced Painters
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To help on small ranch
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be substituted for experience. At least 5 years
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Part Time Kitchen help.
Must be able to work
weekends, evenings,
Will train. Must apply in
person. 863-763-2950
or 863-763-5309
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


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-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, If you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

We Clean
Homes, Offices,
Carpets, Windows.
Call (863)234-2373
Licensed & Bonded

Oklahoma V &
Graduate f
Shoes = $70
Trim = $25

Demolition/trash removal
Complete Residential/Comm
Insured, Bonded
Call Bob 863-357-3141

Reasonable Rates
Licensed & Insured.

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


Vinyl siding, skirting, Interior
Repairs, & Carports
Call BOB. Now!!
Licensed, Insured, Bonded

Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials50O
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 620
Heating Equipment,,
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps..'Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies'
Equipment 665
Pets .'Supplies.'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/,'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
S220 volt, with heat, $150-.
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

Century, mint condition,
$700 neg. (863)357-2233.
Victorian Games Compendi-
um: Cards, Chess, Backgam-
mon, Horse Racing, etc. Rules
book. $1500 (863)532-9013

DRYER, Kenmore, $80.
Elec. stove w/ glass top.
$450 for both, will sep.
GE, white, 18.2 cu. ft. Frost
free with ice maker. Like
new. $175. (863)357-8788.

icemaker, up to $100. Call

Holds up to 3 bikes. $150.

Nice. $250 or best offer
(863) 634-1715

CARPET PAD & tackless
strips, new, $35 for all.

CRIB, Oak with mattress, sin-
gle bed frame with boxspring
only, $80 will sell separately.
Sandbox, pic. table, & house.
Bounce walker, carseat, etc.
$200 will sep (863)801-6031

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.
XP, Monitor, Keyboard,
printer, & Games $150.

Gpc all wood, king size
ood condition $600
Dresser, Mirror, Hd/bd new
mattress Moving must sell
CHEST- good for storing lin-
ens and blankets, dark
wood, $50. (863)763-0428.
COMPUTER DESK, light wood
finish, $50. (863)763-4257
suede, fair condition, $100
or best offer.
Single w/vibration mode
DINING RM SET, seats 10. w/
6 ch's., lighted hutch. Sacri-
fice for $850. in Okee.
Seating for 6, Full sz. lighted
china cabinet. $2000. or
best offer. (863)674-0377
DR Table- w/leaf and 4 chairs
$100 or will trade for 2 cap-
tains chairs & 2 side chair.
" contemporary, light wood,
lighted, $200
(863)675-1634 evenings
fits 32" TV, excellent condi-
tion, light wood, $120.
LEATHER CHAIR- reclining,
swivel, w/ottoman, Ivory
color, exc cond, $120.
(863)357-6660 lye msg.
w/sofa bed, white $500. or
best offer. (863)674-0377
desk and bookshelf, $450.
(863)357-7075 AFTER 6PM
RECLINER- with massage,
leather, wall saver, $30.
SOFA all leather by View-
point Leather Works, 7 feet
long, great condition $200
SOFA BED- light sea foam
green, w/full size mattress
(Flexsteel) exc cond. $85.

SOFA, Sectional. New. Very
clean. $700. (863)634-7359
SOFA, Sectional. New. Very
clean. $700. (863)634-7359
SOFA, Sleeper, Leather, 8 Ft.
Long. $350. (863)467-2930
SOFA'S (2)- 6' off white, leath-
er, and a 6' off white fabdric.
$400 will sell separate.
VANITY/DESK- brand new,
$100 neg. (863)357-2233.
WATERBED- King size, ready
to set up. $100.

CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
stored, $2200.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
GOLF CART- body, '67 Club
Car, no frame, $175 or best
offer (863)675-1472.
GOLF CART- Club Car, gas,
reconditioned, $1495.
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. $1000.

Great. $25.

New in box, will sacrifice
for only $40-firm. Cleaning
made easy! (863)763-8149
Beige-taupe beaded 2 king
shams, 2 throw pil. like new
$50 (863)634-1893
FLORAL peach/rose/sage
comforter, full sz., complete
set w/ matching trash can
$75 (863)634-1893
Pro. Strength w/ex. blades &
access. blend, grind & juice
$50 firm (863)763-8149

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

LP'S, over 100, good condi-
tion, $100 will sell separate-
ly. (863)467-4192
Top of the line.
Paid $560, will sell for $360
TOWBAR, Reese 6000 lb.,
with 2 inch ball, $45.

BASS GUITAR, chord, stand,
case, amp & tuner, mike &
amp, all new, $900.
Drum Set, 5 pc., 4 mos. old,
all hardware goes, $700.

CKC, 7 weeks old, $300.
(863)467-7778 or
prox 2 yr, Spayed, Good
with children. House broke.
$250. (863)801-1724
AQUARIUMS, 1) 65 Gallon &
1) 10 Gallon. $65 for both,
will sep. (863)801-4949
BASSET HOUND w/papers. 9
mo. old., Female. House-
broken. All shots. Tracking
Chip. $650 (863)634-3841
5 mo old, shpts to date. $300
(863) 467-7825
5 mos old., $150
mos. old, all shots, micro-
chip, great w/kids. $300,
CKC Reg., 8 weeks old.
$300. ea. (863)634-4025
or (863)634-5053
BOXER PUPPY- 13 wks,
Cropped & docked. $350.
Very Friendly, good w/ kids
Brindle colored. Up to date on
shots. $150 (863)824-8749
$300. or best offer.

PARROT CAGE- iron, round, 2'
diameter, 5 12, tall on roll-
ers, $80. (863)357-1741.
Male approx 6 wks $75. or
best offer. (863)763-2749
YORKI P00 PUP- 8 weeks
old. Perfect "Mothers Day"
gift. $450. (863)357-0037.

NIKON N70 w/Nikkor 20mm
3.5 lens + 5 lenses. Nikon
flash kit/ext. 2 mono pod. Kiwi
case. $500 863-532-9013

W/two filters. In good condi-
tion. Must sell. $750 or best
offer. (863)946-3888

POOL 18" Wal-Mart EZ set
W/filter, ladder and
cover like new condition.
$125(863)763-6757 anytime

Electric w/ canopy and charg-
er, excellent condition.
$1600 (863)635-4268

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

W/allum. spool gun. 2 tanks
w/flow meters. Asking
$1200 (863)697-9704
W/ new leads & extra tips
Asking $1200
TABLE SAW- 1 1/2 HP, 10",
$125. (863)763-6342.
TOOL BOX, Metal, On Wheels.
$50. (863)801-4949

Buster portable With all at-
tachments. $30.

A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
WANTED TO BUY: Old Instru-
ments working or not Call
Meagan. 863-697-6737

Christmas Trees 7-15
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies -
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 84&0
Supplies 845
Lawn &8 Grden 850'
Livestock 855
PoultrySupplies 860
Flowers 865


PAINT MARE, 8 yr. old,
needs exp'd rider, very
flashy, $2500.

Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. (863)357-6202
Snapper, $200.
B&S motor, 46" cut, great
condition, $450.
ROTO TILLER- Good shape,
heavy duty, 5hp motor,
$200. (863)357-3065.


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

(SW 24th Ave.)
3/2,1900 Sq. Ft.
on 1 Acre w/Workshop.
$2000 mo. (Includes Lawn
Service). Call (863)634-7490
gle Family Home. $800. m0.
+ Sec. dep. & Refs. Avail
May 15th. (561)445-8281.

Office Space
For Lease, needs build

out completed. Approx.
2000 sq. ft. willing to di-
vide into 2 separate of-
fice spaces, close to
hospital. For information

full hse privileges, util incid,
phone but no long dist.
$500/mo. (863)357-1426.

BR, Lake access. Fully furn.,
$800. mo. Util., Water &
Cable included. 1st/Last &
Sec. dep.

Real Estate

Business Places
Sale 005
Property Sale i',
Townhouses Saole Il'-
Farms Sale 1)L1
Houses Sale 1':
Hunting Property .
Property Sale I,'-
Land- Sale 10'4
Lots Sale 5
Open House I,,5
Out of State
Property Sale 11,55
Property Inspection l(,:.,
Real Estate Wanted I On'-.
Resort Property
Sale 1'.'
Warehouse Space I T
Waterfront Property 10.il

GAINESVILLE- College dorm
house, 4/2, good location,
fenced backyard, glass patio
room, lyr home appliance
warranty. Avail. 6/1 5,
$168,000. (863)763-6002
Home on 1 Acre. Needs
work. Great little fixer upper.
Unique, 4/2 on 5 acres, best
location ever. 4 bay utility
barn, newly refurbished,
concrete drive & parking.
Must See! Call Jay

CLEWISTON: 2.5 acre vacant
land, Pioneer in Clewiston,
$65,099 nag.

TAYLOR CREEK- Nice V, acre
lots, ready for mobile home
our house. Water & sewer
paid for. $68000.
Roberto's Realty

Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
AB111 AU237.

wants to buy your land,
20-2000 acres. Call Joseph

Mobile Homes

Mobile Home Lots"'"
Mobile Home Parts "'01
Mobile Homes Rent 2'0' 5
Mobile Homes Sale 202'C

OKEE, East of Town 3BR, 2BA
D/W. Nearly refurbished.
C/A, $850. mo + 1st, last&
sec dep 786-299-0263

14'x 52' MOBILE HOME
Furniture included. Bring your
toothbrush. $6000 down &
assume payments. Must
Move (863)763-6475

Waterfront Lot. Lake access,
boathouse, 2 Carport's, C/A,
fenced yard. $139,000

Your next job could be in
today's crl.- i ,i '1: Did
you look for it?
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.

AIR BOAT HULL- w/cage,
13.5ft, $800.
Evinrude 15hp, Elec. start,
trolling motor Galvanized
trailer S1450. 863-763-1527
BASS BOAT- '80, 16' Bass
Tracker, 40hp Mercury mo-
tor. New floor/lights w/trailer
S1200. neg. (863)697-8740
BASS BOAT- Ranger, 17', with
115 Mercury engine, runs
excellent, w/trlr. $1500.
BOAT & TRAILER- fiberglass
boat Mercury 7.5 w/ less
than 25 hours. Great shape.
$1500 neg.(836)697-3869
BOAT- 15' Walk thru Tri Hull,
w/trlr, 50HP Johnson, $500.
Mercury 7.5, less than 25
hrs w/1966 trailer, $1500
or best offer (863)697-3869
MERCURY '01, 25 HR electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
Mitchell Craft- '84, 15/2
Fiberglass,'2001 50hp John-
son. Ask about the trailer.
$2500 239-821-3170 Okee
REGAL, '80, 18', with
'94 150hp Mariner outboard,
minor work needed, $2200.

4.3 V6, low mi., gas saver,
rare, good cond., nice, ready
to roll, Bargain! $6450.
FORD CAMPER, '75- Special,
a classic, great mechanical
condition, come check it
out, $2000 (863)824-0402

Airboat Engine, Ground Pow-
er Unit, with 520 jugs, needs
modifying, $2000.
Rebuilt 03/05, Runs great,
$1250. Trade in considered
Call Rusty (863)467-1960
SHARK ROD, new, custom &
baits, $400. (863)467-8161
leather, new & Shimano 65
Bait Runner reel, $425.

HONDA 1977, Auto shift,
Runs good. Complete w/ac-
cessories. $600.
2005 Single Rail. Fen-
ders/Lights. $1500
CC, Black/Silver. Out of stor-
age. $2500 (863)674-0898
YAMAHA 2003 R6 Street
Bike: Blue, only 4,000 miles,
great condition. $6500. Call
Paul @ (863)634-5698
YAMAHA VIRAGO, '87, runs
good, looks good, $2500 or
best offer. (863)441-7675

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.
RAIL BUGGY: New motor.
Exc. shape. Needs finish work.
Tons of spare parts. Engine
Block. $3000 (863)675-6214
YAMAHA PW 80 '95, Runs
good, $500. (863)634-5402

Do-It-Yourself Ideas

Grist Mill
Modeled on a grist mill built in 1797 in Tennessee,
this fun and easy do-it-yourself project can be used
to decorate even the smallest garden or patio. Its fea-
tures include a working water wheel and authentic
touches like stairs, a door and windows.
Most of the mill's pieces are traced from full-size
patterns, so sizing them is a simple matter of trans-
ferring the patterns to wood. The completed project
measures 48 in. long by 25 in. wide by 35 in. tall.
Grist Mill plan (No. 456) $9.95
Water Wheels Package (No. C 140)
Two projects incL. 456 $16.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle itemss, Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
P.O. Box 2383 t- is n csna uler. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91409 1.2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
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Jet Skile'/jl
Marinei Accessories 30126
Marirn&, M.cellaneaus 30H.
Motorcycles ul'i
Sport V-h~cles ATVs 31335

12 The Okeechobee News, Friday, May 13,2005


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

Ice cold a/c & tow hitch
$1800 (863)675-4540 or

5spd, gd. tires & brks, title,
nds head gasket, not run
$400 (863)612-0515 msg.
newer tires, gd brakes, runs
good, nds head gasket $600
neg. (863)612-0515 Iv. msg
'99 Vulcan Classir 1500
,exhaust system free w/ pur-
chase of new seat set $20
hauled engine, exc. cond.,
A/C, white, 4 dr, $2500. Call
170k miles, extra clean, CD,
all power, $2500.
5 lug $200
(239)657-4687 call after 4pm
1993, $2500.

DODGE COLT 1989 Station
Wagon, Very small car. Ex-
cellent on gas. $600 or best
offer. (863)467-0376
FORD Bronco-1990 XLT 4x4
runs good, looks good. Ask-
ing $2500 (239)707-8365
or (863)673-2342
FORD TAURUS, '87 no air,
auto, new tires, low miles,
rebuilt mtr, new batt, $800
neg. (863)763-6396
Runs good w/air. Needs
shocks. $1000 firm.
1992, Runs great, ice cold
air. Minor body damage.
$2200 (863)467-8166
Clean, runs great, ice cold air.
$3800 (863)801-9228
TRANS AM-'85, Need to be
r e d o n e

asking $2500 or best offer.
863-675-4107 or
863-673-6681 for more info
SATURN SC1 '95, Loaded. 2
dr., 5 spd., New Tires/10
Disc CD, Racing Stripes, etc.
$4000/trade. 863-634-3797
owner, runs great, exc cond.
loaded, $9900 Must Sell!

CHEVY 1991 3/4 Ton Pickup,
4x4, 4 spd., $2500 or best
offer. (863)675-6214 after 6
CHEVY Z71, '94, 4x4, runs
great, needs transmission
work, $2250.
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifieds

JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs & looks
good $2500.
Many good parts, Complete,
Will make a good hunting
buggy. $750.863-763-3153
Get a quick response to any
item you may be selling
with a classified ad.

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.

On-car, new, never used
$2500 or best offer
parts. $75. (863)675-7471
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
or Kawasaki Mule. $900.
RIMS (4) 17" ECCELL w/Wan-
li Low Profile Tires. Fits
most 5 lug patterns. $450 or
trade. 863-634-3797 Tim
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.
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the

CHEVY 1/2 ton, V8, auto Flat
bed/Utility. Runs good.
$1000 or best offer.
P/U with cap. Runs good,
needs clutch. $400
FORD F250- '90, Long bed,
V8, auto, A/C, Runs great.
$1600. (863)697-6812.
FORD RANGER- '92, 2 Wheel
Drive, V6, A/C $1000.

'99, Full tow package. Runs
good. $2500
2 Dr, 5 spd. manual. NEW:
motor/trans./tires. $3500 or
trade. (863)634-3797 Tim

mark 8x20, with dovetail
ramp, pulled twice locally,
$4,000. (863)673-6566
TRAILER Heavy Duty, dove-
tailed w/ ramps and dual 8
lug axles. 7' 6" x 19' $1700

SE, '90, red, nice body,
good condition, $2000
motor Needs Trans. & A/C
$750. or best offer.
WINDSTAR- '95, Dual air, 7
passenger. $1200.
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classified.

Public Notices


Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

The 35th, 36th, 37th and 38th Annual
Reports of the Longacre Foundation,
Inc. for religious purposes only, is
available at the address below for in-
spection, during regular business
hours by any citizen who requests
within 180 days after publication of
this notice:
The Longacre Foundation, Inc.
802 SW 7th Avenue
OkeechobeeFL 34974
Michael L. Costopoulos, CPA
195 SW 28th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Adene Morris
55097 ON 5/13/05

Community Events

School board to discuss grants
In conjunction with the Community Collaborative Council
meeting, the Okeechobee County School Board will be discussing
several grants for the 2005/2006 school year. The meeting will be
held Tuesday, May 24, beginning at 10 a.m. in the school board
office, 700 S.W. Second Ave. Grants include: IDEA, Part B;
Preschool and Discretionary, Title 1 grant, Part A-Improving the
Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged; Title 1, Part C-Edu-
cation of Migratory Children, Tile 1, Part D; RIF, Local Delinquent;
Title Ill-No Child Left Behind LEP/Immigrant; BASE, program,
Reading is Fundamental; Carl Perkins Vocational Grant; Safe Disci-
pline and Drug Free, Safe Schools Grant; Enhancing Education
through Technology (EETT); Title V (Innovative Programs; Title VI
(Rural and low income School Programs); Indian Formula Grant;
and, Title II. Any person who would like information or to provide
input, please plan attending the meeting or call Cathleen Blair
at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255, for grant contacts.

Public invited to Lunchbox Lecture
The parents, providers and the public are invited to attend a
Lunchbox Lecture, featuring,;psychotherapist Dr. Brenda Garma,
PhD, LMHC, on May 24 at the Visiting Nurses Association, 208 S.E.
Park St. The free lecture, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m., will address
sexual predators. The lecture will begin at noon. Bring your lunch
- beverages will be provided. Lunchbox Lectures are presented
by the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Force and sponsored by
the Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition. Future lectures will focus
on sex education for teens/parents, adolescence and sexual
boundaries, and techniques to use for children that are self muti-
lating. For information, call the Healthy Start Coalition office at
(863) 462-5877.

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 firs: 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.
Hospice will hold yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee will be holding a yard sale on Friday,
June 3, and Saturday, June, 4 from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The sale
will be held at the air conditioned Hospice of Okeechobee Volunteer
House located at the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third Avenue.
All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.
Free Hair Cut Day aids ranch
Eddie Accardi Dodge-is sponsoring the second annual Free Hair Cut
Day at Chuck's Barber Shop, 3651 U.S. 441 S.E., on Monday, June 6, from
8 a.m. until 4 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Real Life Children's Ranch.

Wildlife center hosts summer camp
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will host its annual sum-
mer camp during the month of June. This wildlife education camp is
open to campers ages 8-12.
There will be four separate sessions: June 6-10; June 13-17; June
20-24; and, June 27-July 1. The camp will be open from 8 a.m. until
5 p.m. The cost is $100 per camper. Campers will learn about
wildlife and the environment. There will be a day devoted to survival
in the wild. Florida Wildlife Conservation officers Kevin Losee and
.-Sean Smith will teach the young campers how to survive in the
wilderness. There will also be daily crafts, one large take-home
craft, ice cream parties, and a field trip to and a pontoon boat ride at
River Woods.
Since enrollment is limited, it is important to sign up as soon as
possible. For information contact Sue Arnold at (863) 763-4630.
Swimming lessons are offered
Registration for swimming lessons will be held June 7-June 10
from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Lessons are $25 and will be on a first-come,
first-served basis. For information, contact the pool office at (863)
Frank Attkisson to speak at dinner
The Republican Party of Okeechobee will be hosting its annual
Lincoln Day Dinner on Friday, June 10, at the Shrine Club on U.S. 78.
Social time will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.
This year's keynote speaker will be Rep: Frank Attkisson, Florida
House of Representatives, District 79. Dinner will include a sirloin
steak served with a baked potato, green beans and a salad. Tickets
are $30 per person. If you or your business would like to sponsor a
table for this event please call Joe Arnold at (863) 357-6507 or (863)
610-1639. If available, tickets may be purchased at the door.

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