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Bike Rodeo: Public learns about bike safety


SBA funds
Small Business Administration
(SBA) announced May 19, that
hazard mitigation funds are
available to any of the disaster
victims that have already been
approved for 'a low interest dis-
aster loan from the 2004 hurri-
cane season: SBA mitigation
funds are designed to help bor-
rowers fund protective meas-
ures to prevent damages from
reoccurring in future disasters
of the same kind. -
According to SBA Disaster
Area Director Michael C. Allen,
many approved loan recipients
do not take advantage of the
mitigation funds that are avail-
able to them. "An important
part. of any disaster victim's
recovery efforts should include
a plan to prevent against future
damages from occurring,"
Allen said.
To help victims fund protec-
tive measures, borrowers may
request an increase of up to 20
percent of the already approved
physical loan amount to help
pay for their mitigation meas-
Page 2

-E.E.S. prepares for
end of a'busy year'
Ms. Snyder's class at Ever-
glades Elementary School
(E.E.S.) enjoyed performing their
annual Spring play, 'The Three
Nanny Goats Gruff." The boys
and girls then presented a potted
flower for The Mother's Day Lun-
cheon and we had their beautiful
picture plates decorating the
table for each mom that attend-
Mrs. Noonan's class is getting
ready for their end of the year
program. It takes lots of practice.
Kenny Whaley, Dakota Myers,
-Nina Nunez and Acey Abner
know 100 percent of letters,
sounds and sightwords.
First Grade
Mrs. Hollin's class is busy
learning all about magnets. Stu-
dent's discovered how magnets
work and will experiment with
First grade will be visiting
The Manatee Center next week
for their End of the Year field
trip. -

Drought Index
Current: 309
-Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.24 feet

Lake level
13.35 feet
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ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

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Community Events ... .4
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Obituaries . . .3
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Weather . . .2
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Staff photos/Debra Smythe
Little 3 year old Zachary Burrows shows off on his nice bike as his dad, David Burrows
and Deputy Sheriff Keith Stripling of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office sign him
up for the Bike Rodeo which was held Saturday, in the Wal-Mart parking lot.



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Wal-Mart parking lot, bikes had to be inspected by Bob Keebler and Bob Lawson. Jacob
Greseth watched carefully as his bike was being inspected with his brother Gabe
patiently waited in line while Deputy Sheriff Keith Stripling of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office oversees that the bikes were passing all inspection.

Family helped shape local history

By MaiyAnn Morris
Daniel M. McCarthy, son of
Okeechobee pioneer, Daniel B.
McCarthy, passed away February
24, 2005 at the age of 82.
In recognition his contributions
to the Lake Okeechobee area, we
will feature some of the family's
history and stories for our readers.
Some information for this article
was previously published in the
Okeechobee News in 1986 in the
history series by Twila Valentine.
Mr. McCarthy's daughter, Monica
McCarthy Clark shared family pho-
tos and some of her memories
with us. We begin with the com-
ing of the first McCarthy, Daniel B.
McCarthy to Florida.
"My great-grandfather, Daniel
McCarthy (no middle initial) lived
in Nebraska. In 1905 he bought
26,000 acres in Florida, sight
unseen," said Mrs. Clark. "Six
years later, in 1911, he asked my
grandfather, Daniel B. McCarthy,
the oldest of his 15 living children
and a recent engineering school
graduate, .to go to Okeechobee,

A series about Florida's
pioneers and history

then called Tantie, and survey the
land he had purchased." He must
have liked what he saw, because
he decided to stay and worked on
dredge boats operating on Lake
"He borrowed $1,000 from my
great-grandfather and built a
building on the northwest corner
of Park Street and Fifth Avenue,
where he opened the D. B.
McCarthy General Store in 1915,
the year the name of the town
Tantie changed to Okeechobee.
His store had three stores in one: a
grocery store, a clothing store and

a combination hardware and feed
store," she continued, "The build-
ing where Lawn Tamer is now
was part of his store.
"When World War I broke out
in 1917, he enlisted, leaving the
store in the hands of his older
brother, J. David McCarthy and his
wife Celia, who had come from
Omaha to work the store while he
was at war. Dave was connected
to the store until his retirement
and death.
"After the war, Dave and Celia
had decided to stay in Okee-
chobee. Dan divided the store
with Dave, keeping the hardware
portion for himself. He had fallen
in love with Marie Futrell, a local
school teacher before the war, so
when he came back to Okee-
chobee, he married her in 1919.
His engineering background led
him into the plumbing and build-
ing business.
"The brothers built their hous-
es in 1921 from lumber cut from
See History Page 2

Courtesy photos/Monica McCarthy Clark
McCarthy family poses in front of their Studebaker in
1926: Rear, left to right: J. David McCarthy and Celia
McCarthy holding Lee McCarthy Front: Daniel M.
McCarthy, age 4, Kathleen McCarthy age 6.

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News Briefs

SFWMD hosting
public workshop
Florida Water Management District
(SFWMD) will host a workshop on
Thursday, June 9, at their Okee-
chobee Service Center Auditorium,
205 N. Parrott Ave., Ste. 201, from
6:30 until 9 p.m.
The purpose of the workshop is
to gather public feedback and com-
ments for the agency's recreational
use program.
Homebuyer classes
held each Wednesday
rural housing service, can now
loan up to $141,000 for housing
mortgages for very low and low-
income applicants.
For prequalification for this
loan, call (863) 763-3345 to reserve
your seat for one of our homebuyer
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.
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SBA funds available for protective improvements

ORLANDO The U.S. Small
Business Administration (SBA)
announced May 19, that hazard
mitigation funds are available to
any of the disaster victims that have
already been approved for a low
interest disaster loan from the 2004
hurricane season. SBA mitigation
funds are designed to help borrow-
ers fund protective measures to
prevent damages from reoccurring
in future disasters of the same kind.

Continued From Page 1
their grandfather's original land
purchase: Dave and Celia at the
corner of Northwest Second
Street and Fourth Avenue, across
the street from where the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse
would later be. The house still
stands, painted blue with white
trim, and now houses the law
office of John Cassels. My grand-
father and grandmother built their
house at 111 N.W. 2nd St., where
Inkwell Printing now," said Mrs.
Twila Valentine of the Okee-
chobee News interviewed Mr.
Daniel M. McCarthy on March 11,
1986. He shared these colorful
memories of his pioneer father,
Dan McCarthy, Sr.:
There was no paved road
between Okeechobee and the
trip to Fort Pierce took several
days for more than a decade.
Everything was ordered and
came by rail. Even with the train,
there was nothing until you got to
St. Augustine.
The fishing industry was going
full blast on Lake Okeechobee
and there was a tremendous
amount of trot fishing. So, feeling
he would have no trouble selling
them, his father ordered an entire
boxcar load of fish hooks. The

According to SBA Disaster Area
Director Michael C. Allen, many
approved loan recipients do not
take advantage of the mitigation
funds that are available to them.
"An important part of any disaster
victim's recovery efforts should
include a plan to prevent against
future damages from occurring,"
Allen said.
To help victims fund protective
measures, borrowers may request

Courtesy photos/
Monica McCarthy Clark
Daniel M. McCarthy, age 14
months sitting in a chair in
front of the house built by his
uncle and father. The house
is currently the law office of
John Cassels.
company from which he pur-
chased the fish hooks sent a sales-
man to find out why anyone
would want an entire carload of
hooks. He told the salesman, 'I'm
going to sell them, but if they (the
company) are concerned, I'll pay
for them now.'
His credit had been well estab-
lished, so the salesman was flab-
bergasted when he next discov-

an increase of up to 20 percent of
the already approved physical loan
amount to help pay for their mitiga-
tion measures.
Examples of mitigation meas-
ures for flooding and hurricanes
include items such as: relocating or
elevating utilities or mechanical
equipment, building retaining
walls or seawalls, installing sewer
backflow valves, constructing lev-
ees, berms or dikes, grading or

Daniel B. McCarthy in his
World War I uniform. When
he enlisted, his brother, J.
David McCarthy came with
his wife Celia from Omaha to
run the store.
ered that Daniel B. wanted to pay
him in cash. His son recalled that
his father always sent cash in the
mail to pay for the inventory he
purchased for the store.
Daniel B. was a very large man
and it was quite difficult to find
clothes to fit him. Mr. Anthony
had a department store that

contouring land, installing hurri-
cane ties and tie-downs, framing
anchors and shear walls, and hurri-
cane shutters.
Disaster loan recipients interest-
ed in requesting additional funds
for hazard mitigation are asked to
submit a proposal that describes
the mitigation measure to be
installed along with a cost estimate
of the project. Proposals will be
reviewed on a case-by-case basis

would measure and fit the man
who wore a size 54 jacket, had a
19-inch neck and 37-inch long
arms. His hands were so large, his
son said, he could hide a baseball
in this hand.
So, once a year he would
make the journey to West Palm
Beach to get his clothing, and to
go to confession, since there was
no Catholic priest coming to
Okeechobee at that time. The trip
would start with a boat trip part
way down the east side of the
lake. From there, he would walk
the rest of the way. Daniel M. said
the trip took three days each way.
Daniel B. would love to tell the
story that one time when he went
to confession at a church in West
Palm Beach the priest began to
chastise him because it had been
a year since he had last went to
confession. He laughed as he
related the story, but never told
the priest he had walked three
days to make it once a year.
The two Irish brothers and
Daniel M. related a story to illus-
trate the sense of humor that
existed between them. "Dave was
five years older than Daddy," he
"People would ask if Daddy
was any kin to Uncle Dave. Daddy
would say, 'I understand we are
distant relatives. He is the oldest
and I am the youngest of 17 chil-
dren.' It wasn't true of course, but
it made a story because they were

and every attempt to approve the
additional funding, subject to the
administrative limits, will be made
by SBA.
For information about hazard
mitigation, borrowers should call
the SBA at 1 (800) 359-2227. Com-
pleted mitigation proposals should
be mailed to the U S. Small Busi-
ness Administration, One Balti-
more Place, Suite 300, Atlanta, Ga.

teasing all the time. Dave was red-
headed and almost baldheaded.
Daddy has a mass of coal black
hair. If you saw them together, the
facial features were alike, but if
you saw them apart, you would
wonder if they were related or just
both had the same last name.
"My grandparents had three
children," continued Mrs. Clark,
"my dad, Daniel Marion
McCarthy, and his sisters, Kath-
leen and Lee."
So, Daniel B. grew up in Okee-
chobee. "He wasn't known as
"Dan" growing up," Mrs. Clark
explained. "Everyone in town
knew him as Marion to avoid the
confusion of having two Dan
McCarthys in town.
"In 1929, when my father was
7 -years -old, my grandfather start-
ed a side business. This was at the
height of the Depression. No one
had money for new building, so
my grandfather arranged to bring
propane gas to Okeechobee by
rail from Tampa, offering refriger-
ation to Okeechobee residents for
the first time. At that time there
were gas refrigerators and not
everyone around had electricity."
"My father went to school here
and played football on the high
school team., the Okeechobee
Catfish. After school he worked in
the store for my grandfather,
learning the business from him,"
she said.




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Courtesy photo
First grade students who display good citizenship in their daily
activities. In the front row are:(left to right)Isias Gonzalez,
Jacob McGehee and Travis Shockley and in the back row (left
to right) Isaac Garcia, Kristen Dryden and Savannah Smith.

E.E.S. prepares for end of a 'busy year'

Ms. Snyder's class at Everglades
Elementary School (E.E.S.)
enjoyed performing their annual
Spring play, "The Three Nanny
Goats Gruff." The boys
and girls then pre-
sented a potted
flower for The
Mother's Day
Luncheon and
we had their
beautiful picture
plates decorating the table for each
mom that attended.
Mrs. Noonan's class is getting
ready for their end of the year pro-
gram. It takes lots of practice.
KennyWhaley, Dakota Myers, Nina
Nunez and Acey Abner know 100
percent of letters, sounds and sight
First Grade
Mrs. Hollin's class is busy learn-
ing all about magnets. Student's
discovered how magnets work
and will experiment with magnets.
First grade will be visiting The
Manatee Center next week for their
End of the Year field trip.
Mrs. Murrish's class is busy
learning about- Japan. Our class
enjoyed making Japanese books
and learning about the people and
animals that live there. We also col-
ored the Flag and made a map of
Ms. Osuldsen's class is busy
learning about the ocean. We have
paper mached globes and labeled
the four oceans. We will be learn-
ing about the animals that live in
each one. Our Student of the Week

School Menu

Okeechobee County
School District
May 23 through May 26
Monday, May23
Cereal and Toast
Managers choice
Chicken nuggets w/roll
Managers choice
Managers choice
Managers choice
Tuesday, May 24
Cereal and Toast
Managers choice
Cheeseburger deluxe
Managers choice
Managers choice
Managers choice
Wednesday, May 25
Cereal and Toast
Managers choice
Macaroni and cheese w/ham and roll
Managers choice
Managers choice
Managers choice
Thursday, May 26
Cereal and Toast
Managers choice
Fish sandwich
Managers choice
Managers choice
Managers choice
Friday, May 27
No School
Elementary menus:
Each breakfast includes: juice,
choice of entree or cereal and toast;
choice of whole, reduced fat or lowfat
chocolate milk
Each lunch includes: choice of one
entree, choice of two (vegetable, fruit
or fruit juice), choice of whole,
reduced fat or lowfat chocolate milk
Meal prices:
Breakfast: $.75
Reduced: $.30
Lunch $1.25
Reduced: $.40

is Isaac Garcia. Great Job!
Mrs. Laskey's class has been
busy learning about Africa. We
enjoyed making two African books
which discussed the countries, the
people, and the animals that live
there. We are looking forward to
our field trip to the Manatee Center.
We will be learning all about man-
atees and other ocean animals
throughout the rest of the school
Ms. Anderson's class is busy
learning about manatees for their
field trip to the Manatee Center.
They are reading books and taking
A.R. tests.
Ms. Parrish's class is very excit-
ed about their upcoming field trip
to the Manatee Center in Ft. Pierce.
We are preparing for our trip by
learning many interesting and fun
facts about manatees.
Mrs. Bartlett's class is learning
about Florida's Gentle Giants, The
Manatee. We will also visit the
Manatee Center. We are reading
books and taking tests for AR

Second Grade
Mrs. White's class is surprised
to see the end of school approach-
ing!, We are still working on our

Math and Reading skills. In Math
we will begin fractions and in
Reading we are making mini-
books to take home and read in the
summer. It is very important to
keep reading during the vacation
Mrs. Brady's class has had a
long successful journey. We have
jumped many hurdles this year.
Through the hurricanes and all, we
have had a great year. The students
have worked hard and continue to
learn and grow more each day. I
will miss all of my wonderful stu-
dents and look forward to my new
ones. Keep Reading. Have a great
and safe summer.
Mrs. Reuter's class says, "The
end is in sight." We are testing out
all of our new found skills. We are
challenging ourselves to do our
best on the last of our tests.
Daily homework for the rest of
the year, read, read, and read some
more. Get as many AR points as
possible. The AR point store is
coming soon. Don't shortchange
Mrs. Claypool's class is getting
anxious for the end of school. We
finished up our chapters on Spacial
Sense and will be working on
measurement in math. Remember
to read all summer.

A little 'Bo-Peep-ish'
Pre-k student, Alexis Pinon. recited the nursery rhyme,
'Little Bo-Peep' at North Elementary School on Wednes-
day during the end of the school year celebration.

There is no news to report for
the Third, Fourth and Fifth grades.

Everglades Elementary Chorus
will present "The Best Little The-
ater in Town", on Thursday, May
26, at 7 p.m. The musical is about a
small town theater, owned by Mrs.
Goodman, which is going to have
to shut down in a week, due to a
lack of funds. Mrs. Goodman, Mr.
D., and the theater gang must save
the show. We invite you to come
watch the story unfold and listen to
the Broad way style music. So as
we. say in the theater, it's on with
the show and to the students per-
forming "Break a Leg".
Mr. Wibbels' Book Fair is look-
ing for Parent Volunteers to help
operate the Book Fair. Any'parents
wanting to volunteer contact Ever-
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Standing Up
"Finally people are standing up to OUA and asking questions. I
think the recent spill is only the tip of the iceberg. Why hasn't any-
thing been said about the spills at the lift station at the end of S.E.
Seventh Street, which is right on Taylor Creek? There have been
two that I know about, one in February and the other in March.
And how many other incidents have been kept quiet? Accidents
happen, but these have been repeated and who knows the long-
term effects to our health, environment and water supply."

Good Job
"This is for all the people criticizing the OUA. First of all, the
plant over there doesn't get 800,000 gallons a day, so you're
wrong on that. The trucks were picking it up out of the station
and taking it to the plant and none of you people were out there
helping. When accidents happen people get on it and get it fixed.
This is real life, things break and we get it fixed. And according to
a newspaper on the coast, Port St. Lucie has the highest spill rate.
That's'St. Lucie County, not Okeechobee. I think we're doing
good job over here."

Canceling Insurance
"I think Allstate dropping their insurance isn't fair. If we are
forced to have insurance then they should be forced to provide it.
The same as with auto insurance, you pay them and then you
have an accident and they drop you like a hot rock. Where is the
justice in that?"

Too Hot
"I am calling in about Hershey track and field competition that
was held Friday at the school. They need to change the date for
this because it is too hot out there for these kids to be running
around in 90-degree heat. There is a better time do this in Florida
and it isn't in May or June maybe March or April."

Oh really
"I just finished reading the Letter to the Editor from Mr.
Albright. Maybe if it was set to music with a movie it would gener-
ate a little sympathy. It is easy to come up a feasible excuse why
the accident happened, but the point remains he was drinking
and operating a vehicle -which, in this case, was a boat. It's easy
to say it wasn't alcohol related since there was no blood test or
alcohol test done. Can anyone know for sure?"

Can't Go Home
"I would like to knowwhy it is when you get to be a senior citi-
zen and you have dementia, Alzheimer's, the doctors say it is not
all right for you to go home, where family members can take care
of you until you pass away. Four or five doctors said the same
thing and I don't know why he couldn't come home, as long as
someone was there to take care of him."

Test Results
"It is amazing to me why Mr. Fortner has not seen any test
results from these workers when IL have. The levels indicated on
the lab results seemed to be on the. alarming side. I am not a doc-
tor. However, I am familiar with lab results. I am sure that if Mr.
Fortner was exposed to such Ioxins he would have wanted to
know what he was exposed to, and also would expect a little
more treatment than calamine lotion. However, as we all know
OUA is more concerned about making money than they are
about their customers and evidently about their employees."

No Prime Time
"The big lake region was recognized in a skit on 'Saturday
Night Live' recently. I guess I will have to start calling Okeejokee,
the not-ready-for-prime-time community."

Community Event

School board to discuss grants
In conjunction with the Community Collaborative Council meet-
ing, the Okeechobee County School Board will be discussing sever-
.al 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 Achieve-
ment of the Disadvantaged; Title 1, Part C-Education of Migratory
Children, Tile 1, Part D; RIF, Local Delinquent; Title III-No Child Left
Behind LEP/Immigrant; BASE program, Reading is Fundamental;
Carl Perkins Vocational Grant; Safe Discipline and Drug Free, Safe
Schools Grant; Enhancing Education through Technology (EETT);
Title V (Innovative Programs; Title VI (Rural and low income School
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.

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Looking Back ...
These students were in the ninth grade in 1935: (front row, left to right) Frances Surrency, Naomi Godwin, Retha Upthe-
grove, Mildred Rhoden, Edith Turner, Gerelda Morgan, Avena Alderman, Margarite Pearce and Leana Mae Golf; (back
row, right to left) Marion McCarthy, Forrest Pearce, Jim Norton, Ellision Platt class president, Eliott Lott, Quillie Hazel-
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Letter to the Editor

Bike Rally
helps charities
Okeechobee's inaugural
Memorial Day Bike Rally and
Corvette Show is scheduled for
May 28-30 at the new Okee-
chobee County Agri-Civic Center
located just east of Okeechobee
on S.R. 70 E.
Gates will open at 9 a.m. and
there is plenty of parking.
The event will honor the men
and women who have served and
are currently serving this great
Sometimes motorcycle rallies
give the wrong impression to peo-
ple. That's far from the truth,
there is a minor number of bikers
who give the majority of bikers a
negative image. I have met-'hun-
dreds of bikers in the past few
years and they are the most real
people you'll ever meet.
This event is going to be a nice
and enjoyable event for all. We
are making it so you can bring
your kids and see all the amazing

bikes and wild paint jobs the
mind can imagine. Our goal is to
make this an annual event so peo-
ple from Okeechobee and
numerous other places and states
will look forward to coming to
our area to be a part of this event.
The Chobee Christian Cycle's
(CCC) purpose for this event is
two fold.
First, we want to bring people
to Okeechobee as mentioned
because, as a community, we
have much to offer but most peo-
ple stop in for a bite to eat and
then go on their way. We want
people to stay and make new
friends, meet new people and
visit our shops and businesses.
Second, the funds generated
will support numerous non-prof-
its organizations like Chariiots of
Fire Ministries, Big Lake Missins,
the Pregnancy Resource Center
and Lighthouse Refuge to name a
What will people see and
experience at this event?
We have five different bands
playing throughout the weekend.

Upcoming Events

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

Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Children's
Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m. The orienta-
tion is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okeechobee County.
This meeting requires no RSVP and is a question/answer forum. It will be,
at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information,
call the Foster Care Program at 1-(800) 403-9311.

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

A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863)
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car
you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while
you listen to the great oldies music.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Randy
or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group that will meet
starting at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for and ill family member is wel-
come to join us. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information and
ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. Free care
for your loved ones is available at Dunklin Assisted Living/Day Care at 407
N.W. Second Ave. For information call (863) 467-2321.

The opening act Saturday at
noon will be our own Shannon
McGough. Only 16 years old,
Shannon recently won the title of
Sunfest Idol 2005. Also, The
Southern Rock Allstars will be
appearing as the featured act for
Okeechobee. This group is com-
prised of founders or former
members of legendary groups
such ab Molly Hatchet, Blackfoot,
The Rossington Band and many
more check out their web at
Some bikes and cars on dis-
play are valued at $50,000 to
$100,000, and will be waiting for
your vote. You won't be able to
miss them in the display circle;
hundreds of motorcycles and
Corvettes entering into a heart-
stopping contest. Come and vote
for your favorite machine.'
Also there will be daily give-a-
ways for everything from cash to
chopper bicycles. You can sign up
to win and support non-profit
Sunday, the local law enforce-
ment community has challenged

the bikers to a bike rodeo/slow
ride contest for prizes. Also on
Sunday at noon will be a special
speaker who has come all the
way from Mansfield, Pa. She and
her husband, who are former
members of the infamous Hells
Angels motorcycle group, will be
sharing their experiences.
You can stay late in the evening
enjoying the sounds of bands like
The Blue Grove and Spirit Wind
as the sun goes down.
Gates will close at 9 p.m.
We are excited and expect a
large number of people. So come
and enjoy the day with us by sup-
porting the men and women who
serve, and our local community.
There will also be a time of
prayer and a moment of silence in
honorof all our military men and
women, both presently serving
and retired.
For information, visit our web-
site at www.fl-bike-rally.com; or,
call (863) 634-8980.


Community Events

Pop Warner grid clinic is planned
A Pop Warner youth league football clinic will be held at the
Okeechobee Civic Center on May 22 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The cost is $25 and includes a barbecue lunch for the kids as
well as coaches and players from OHS, a guest college player
and a guest player from the NFL. They will also be selling bar-
becue dinners for $6 to help raise money to defray the cost of
uniforms and equipment. Anyone who would like to help or
make any donations, are asked to call Albion Crowell at (863)
697-2576, or James Shockley at (863) 634-3482.

Flotilla 57 kicks of Safe Boating Week
This year's National Safe Boating week is from May 21-28.
USCO Flotilla 57 will kick off safe boating week with Vessel
Safety Checks (VSCs) and a membership drive at Okee-Tantie
campground and Marina May 21-22. Vessel examiners and
other auxiliary volunteers will be on site from 9 a.m. until 2
p.m. Everyone is invited to bring their boat by for a VSC, and to
visit the station. Boat owners passing a VSC during this time
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 safeJy f you can't make it on the weekend,
give us a call at (863a)467-3085. We'll be glad to make arrange-
ments to check your boat or speak with you about the auxiliary
at a more convenient time.

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 praye-.will be our men
and women serving in the military. If yot'have someone in the
military that you would like us to pray-for, e-mail it to penteofo-
kee@yahoo.com; or mail it tOA1333 N.E. Seventh Terrace,
Okeechobee, Fla., 34973,Fopriformation, call (863) 467-1611
or (863) 634-4554.

Collaborative Council meets May 24
ST Community Collaborative Council will meet Tuesday,
y 24, at 10 a.m. in the boardroom of the Okeechobee Co -
-ty School Board Office at 700 S.W Second Ave. The pur se of
the meeting is to allow the community to identify issues, col-
laborate, and share information regarding services for children
and their families. New or slightly used back to school supplies
including suitcases and back packs fof Okeechobee children in
foster care will be collected, Fof 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-
tive director Leslie Spurlock at (863) 462-5877.

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their views and ask questions. Assistance for individuals withspecial needs or
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project Both 5IA water control plans describe the proposed operating criteria for
the inflow pumps stations, interior culverts, and discharge culverts. The goal of
both STA projects is to capture and treat stormwater from the Taylor Creek and
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The golf course is a great place to spend time with the boss!
Eastern Financial Florida Credit Union's Vice President of
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Tournaments raise money for charities

The past two weeks have sig-
naled the culmination of months..
of work devoted to raising money
for two wonderful charities. I was
blessed to be involved in different
capacities, yet thrilled to have had
the opportunity to participate.
There is so much more to golf
than hitting a dimpled ball into a
Even before I was hired by
Eastern Financial Florida Credit
Union to manage their marketing
department, Vice President of
Marketing Mark Holmes informed
me that the company's inaugural
golf tournament was a project
that was waiting to be launched.
Knowing my golf industry back-
ground, Holmes had confidence
that I would get the job done. He
may not have known that I had
rejected over a doze-n requests to
be involved in running golf tour-
naments. However, this would be
different in many ways.
First of all, I had the benefit of a
large staff of marketing experts
and a project manager to share
the load. Lesson one if you want
to have a successful charity golf
tournament, never underestimate
the amount of work that is
involved. Surround yourself with
the best staff you can find and get:
busy! One of our first tasks was to
select the benefiting charity. We
picked the United Way's Helping
Children Succeed Fund. We
tossed around a few ideas and
themes, and then boldly predict-
ed we Would set our sights on
raising $20,000.
Since South Florida has so
many charity golf tournaments, it
would not be easy to compete for
players and sponsors so we
needed some product differentia-
tion. (spoken like a true mar-
keter!). This event would stand
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through creativity. Along with the
team, we worked out a plan. We
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hole sponsors (rnot.just tee signs)
were on hand at many holes to fill
the players goodie bags as they
arrived at each hole. Just like.
trick-or-treating, but on the golf
Sincz I don't usually have the
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Have Fun! Read!

Dive Into Some Cool Books

This summer, give
yourself the luxury of
reading just for the fun
of it. Find a special
spot to read on the
beach, under a tree or in a cool
room. Then grab a newspaper, The
Mini Page or a book, and enjoy!
,The Mini Page gives you a
sampling of fun books you
probably can find at your library
or bookstore.

Before she began writing and
illustrating books, Sandra Boynton
was known for her funny greeting
cards featuring animals. Her books
include "Rhinoceros Tap: And 14 Other
Seriously Silly Songs."
I Chickens"
I_. includes a CD
i of the funny
.'songs in this

Eoin Colfer is best known for his
books about teen criminal mastermind
Artemis Fowl. "Artemis Fowl" is being
made into a movie.
In "Artemis Fowl, The
Opal Deception,"
Artemis teams up
with fairy captain
SHolly Short to battle
the evil pixie Opal
Koboi. It is up to
Artemis to keep the
fairy and human
worlds from clashing.

Jane Hammerslough is a former
teacher. She has written more than 20
books for kids and articles for many
4 The pages of
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Regina Hanson was raised in
Jamaica, West Indies, and taught high
school English there. Her other
children's books include "The
Tangerine Tree."
In "A Season for
Mangoes," Sareen
is afraid to speak
about her
an grandmother at
her first sit-up.
This Jamaican
custom celebrates
Sthe life of a loved
one who has died.

Day Pilkey has written several
books for kids, including the "Dragon"
and "Big Dog and Little Dog" series.
His book "The Paperboy" won a 1997
Caldecott Honor Book award. *
In "Dogzilla," the
citizens of
Mousopolis must
defend their town
Against a giant
creature. The
Author's pets star
o in the book.

The Mini Page
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from A to Z

Large (211/4 x
32 inches)
Perfect for the
classroom or home
Pictures an facts about dinobaure ...
from the Apatosaurue to the Zephyroeaurus
Also sold as a set ($6.00) with the book Dinosaurs From A to Z
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Please send copies of The Mini Page Dinosaurs from A to Z Poster-Plus (Item #7811-9) at
$4.00 each, including postage and handling. (Bulk discount information available upon request.)
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-1M' FUNNY'S a
'All the following jokes have something in common.
Can you guess the common theme or category?
Elaine: What type of cowboy steals teapots?
Earl: A kettle rustler! .

Eve: Why did the cowboy die
with his boots on?
SEdgar: Because he didn't want to stub
j his toe when he kicked the

Eddy: Why did the cowboy put his ,
bunk in the fire?
Eleanor: So that he could sleep like
a log!

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s Summer Reading TRY 'N
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Words that remind us of types of books are hidden in the block below.
Some words are hidden backward or diagonally. See if you can find:



Pam Mufioz Ryan is a former
teacher. She has written more than 25
books for kids, including "Esperanza
In "Becoming Naomi
Le6n," Naomi's world
it I 1 ,, 'n is overturned when
Usher mother suddenly
reappears after being
1.,, n gone for seven years.
Naomi, her little
brother and their
grandmother face the
new challenges with
help from friends.

,,-- "Opt" by Arline
'n. and Joseph Baum
tells of a kingdom
,) made of optical
illusions. At the
? 01 ^ 3 II a end, the authors
explain how each
.t illusion was done.

Linda Sue-Park received the 2002
Newbery Medal for "A Single Shard."
She has written several other books
for kids.


In "Project
Mulberry," Julia and
Patrick struggle to
raise silkworms for
their seventh-grade
science project.
They are helped by
Julia's mother, who
raised silkworms
when she was a girl
in Korea.

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Supersport: Alex Smith
B Height: 6-4 Birthdate: 5-7-84
Weight: 212 Hometown: La Mesa, Calif.
Alex Smith donned a San Francisco hat and flashed
a multimillion-dollar smile. He was the first of 255
players chosen in the April 23 NFL draft. What the
4 _____ 4 g-, v..,t .a iner ith smarts, skilland size..
Noted for making good decisions on the field and flashing an
accurate arm, Smith led the University of Utah to a perfect 12-0
record last season and ranked second in the country in passing
. Smith isn't only football-wise. He earned a degree in economics
in just two years of college, and then began working on his master's.
. Now Smith whose father, Doug, played in college, and whose
uncle, John L. Smith, is the head coach at Michigan will be
involved in big-time economics after signing a huge contract with
the 49ers.

ook Rookie Cookie's Recipe

' Mandarin Marshmallow Salad
You'll need:
1 (3-ounce) box instant vanilla pudding
2 (11-ounce) cans mandarin oranges, undrained
1 (8-ounce) carton whipped topping
1 cup marshmallows
What to do:
1. Combine the dry pudding mix with the
mandarin oranges.
2. Mix in remaining ingredients.
3. Put in small bowls and refrigerate.
Makes 6-8 servings.
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Meet Steven Anthony Lawrence
EActor Steven Anthony Lawrence plays the
character Mark Avery in the movie "Kicking &
Screaming." Some know him as "Beans," the star
of the Disney Channel comedy "Even Stevens" and
the Disney Channel film 'The Even Stevens Movie."
He has appeared in many movies, including
"Cheaper by the Dozen," "The Cat in the Hat" and "My
Favorite Martian.",He will play the role of Ralph in the
upcoming movie "Rebound." During his career he has starred
in more than' 50 national commercials.
Steven has been described by one of his directors as "real,
hilarious and plain terrific." He received the 2003 Young
Artists Award for Best Performance for his role in "Even
Stevens." He even has a fan club at Yale University! .
Steven, 14, grew up in Fresno, Calif. His best school
subjects are English, art and sign language. He enjoys
playing video games, writing stories and bowling.
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More to Read This Summer

David Wiesner has won two
Caldecott Medals, for "Tuesday" and
"The Three Pigs:" He has also won
Caldecott Honor Book awards for
"Sector 7" and "Free Fall."

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"The Loathsome
Dragon" is the
retelling of. a
English fairy
tale. The prince
goes after a
dragon that is
more than it

Lynn Brunelle
has won four Emmy
Awards for her
writing for the TV
show "Bill Nye, the
Science Guy." She
is a former teacher
and has written
several books and
magazine articles.

S"Pop Bottle Science"
comes with all the tools
you need to conduct
these experiments.
Many are perfect to
do on a warm
summer's day.

Kate Thompson has won awards
in England and Ireland for her
children's books.
In "Fourth World,"
13-year-old Christie
goes after his
stepbrother, Danny,
when Danny runs
away. Danny is
different from other
people and can't
survive on his own.
But Christie doesn't
realize just how
different Danny is
until they reach a
j 000 by n.Fra.N..= strange laboratory
S...... run by Danny's

Veronica Chambers has written
several books for kids. She has also
written for many magazines.


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"Double Dutch" is all about this jump
rope sport. But it is also about the
friendships of the kids who participate in
Double Dutch competitions.

Deborah Wiles has worked as a
journalist. She teaches writing and
oral-history workshops to kids. She
based Ruby Lavender's story on her
own childhood.
in "Love, Ruby
W, Lavender," 9-
iyear-old Ruby
SLpours out her
heart in letters to
her grandmother,
who is also her
best friend. She
tells her
except what she
is afraid of on her
walk home.

"Jokelopedia" is
packed with
J r punch lines and
T e P the jokes that
.-.P 90go with them. It
i also features
J E. *. articles about

The Mini Page thanks Wendy Lukehart,
coordinator of Children's and Young Adult
Collections, D.C. Public Libraries, for help
with this issue.

Next week The Mini Page is about Flag

Fred Newman has worked as an
actor and writer on many children's
TV shows, including PBS's "Between
the Lions." He also works with
Garrison Keillor on the radio show
"Prairie Home Companion."
S includes a CD
.I T-I to teach
'readers how to
)-' ," 1 make hundreds
|i' -', 3 :of sounds. The
i. sounds range
C, ... from whistles
S to helicopters.

Shirley Climo has written many
books for kids based on folk tales.

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"The Persian
Cinderella" is a
tale from "The
Arabian Nights."
This is a
Cinderella story
as it might have
happened in
ancient Persia,
which is now
known as Iran.

Donna Jo Napoli has written
several books for young adults. She
also teaches about language.
"Zel" is a retelling
of the Rapunzel
fairy tale. When a
young girl meets a

goes to extreme
lengths to keep
V 5 leaving home to
;,; marry him.

Look through your newspaper for good
stories. Would'any of these stories make
good booke?
The Mini Page is created and edited by
Betty Debnam

Associate Editors
Tali Denton
Lucy Lien

Staff Artist
Wendy Daley

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

Private contractor in juvenile corrections operating a program for
at-risk youth seeks an ambitious, dynamic individual to plan,
organize, and control programs and activities necessary to
effectively operate a 50 bed residential treatment facility. Bachelor
degree.with major in social work, criminal science, juvenile
delinquency, or psychology with three years experience preferred.
Fax resumes to (863)357-5907 ATTN: Tom Jones


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

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North

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The Okeechobee News
is seeking a full time
Outside Sales Consultant.
The right applicant will:
Be enthusiastic
Be inquisitive
Be service oriented
Be highly motivated
Be a self-managed individual
Be well organized
Preferably have previous sales experience
Be a good team player
Be able to handle pressure
Have computer skills
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

Local company with more than 20 years
track record in Okeechobee wants

Journeyman's License (minimum)
Top pay, salary commensurate with experience.
Complete benefits package.
Send resume to #6689
P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, FL 34973

Okeechobee News
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The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL TIME circulation
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
The Daily Okeechobee Nezos Is Anl Entual Opportunity Employer

SunTrust is currently seeking experienced Mortgage lenders in
the Okeechobee market where you will enjoy experienced local
management, underwriting and closing. We also offer laptop
origination technology including your own web page for online
applications. In addition to being associated with full service
financial institution our mortgage product line includes
construction permanent, builder financing, portfolio, lot loans,
CRA, and alternative credit loans.
Qualified candidates must have at least 2 years sale
experience. Prior lending experience is preferred.
We offer a competitive compensation package and a
comprehensive benefits program, including medical, dental
and life insurance benefits.
Please visit us online at www.suntrust.com/carrers
and look for job requisition number 075418 or
fax your resume to 407-237-6868.
Drug-free Workplace and
Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V


Get a quick response to any
item you may be selling
with a classified ad.


Microsoft Office, Math Skills & knowledge in the
operation of a large PBX telephone switchboard
system req'd. Bi-lingual a plus.
Complete application on
line at www.fpua.com

500 Boston Ave.
Fort Pierce, FL 34948

Daily work -Daily pay
Report to Labor Finders 6am
105 SW 3rd Ave.
Earn Salary + Room & Board.
Weekends Off. Call for
information. 863-697-6047
Carpenter Wanted
must have tools &
transportation, steady
work. 1-800-345-0060
CDL Dump Truck Driver's
needed for local dirt hauling
& Ag. harvesting. Wage de-
pends upon exp./ref's/MVR.
Phone 863-467-9929.
(Must be 21)
Must have CDL. Exc.
Benefits! Apply at:
Wastes Management,
Inc. 10800 NE 128
Ave. Okeechobee, FL
34972. No phone
calls please!!

Dickerson needs Dump Truck
& Service Truck Drivers.
Must have clean driving record
Drug Test Required.
Call 772-429-4440

At least 3 yrs experience.
Top pay for experience.
D.L. & good driving record
req. (863)634-5898


Bulldozers, Backhoes
Loaders, Dump Trucks
Graders, Scrapers
Next Class: June 20th
National Certification
Financial Assistance
Job Placement
Associated Training Services
Wanted, good pay.
Shirley's Personal Care
Services (863)467-6399.
For experienced Waitress.
Ranchers Restaurant.
Cook Full Time
Dishwasher- Part time
Apply in person after 11:00am
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy 441 SE
Okeechobee, FL

Diamond R Fertilizer Co., Inc.
is looking for a F/T loader/
operator. Excellent benefits.
Apply in person @
710 NE 5th Ave.
Diamond R isa drug-free workplace.
Local Construction Company
Looking for person
EXPERIENCED in framing,
roofing, carpentry, drywall,
painting & trim work.
Class D license required.
Looking for Someone
Exp'd For Concrete
Block & Flatwork.
Must have drivers license.
Annual starting salary: $30K
for qualified applicants.

Exp. Heavy Diesel Mechanic
for asphalt equipment.
Drug Test Required.
Call Dickerson

Full time receptionist position,
Will train. (863)467-6577



Experience w/installation, maint & repair of
pumps, motors, chemical feeders & flow meas- .
urement devices. FL, CDL "B" req'd.
$11.01-$15.01 DOQ.
Complete application on The I
line at www.fpua.com 20 mi

500 Boston Ave.
Fort Pierce, FL 34948

2nd. Shift, Benefits Available.
Apply @ Syfrett Feed Co.
3079 NW 8th St., Okeechobee

1117 NE 39th Blvd.
Direct care staff to supervise
court committed youth.
Must clear background
screenings, have GED or
High school diploma, and
have a valid Florida Drivers
Now hiring
Night Watchman & Exp. Class
A CDL Drivers Apply:
19200 SW Warfield Blvd.
Indiantown, FL 34956
ext. 19
Class A CDL
Benefits Available.
Apply @ Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St. Okeechobee
Walpole Feed
& Supply
Benefits avail. Apply at:
2595 NW 8th Street

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P/T Night Auditor & P/T
Bookkeeper, Apply in per-
son at Pier II, 2200 SE Hwy
441, Okeechobee.

Looking to baby sit Weekdays
or Weekend. Reasonable rates
& references. (863)634-5377

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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

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never accept any advertise-
ment that isillegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
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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 Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

We Clean
Homes, Offices,
Carpets, Windows.
Call (863)357-6005
Licensed & Bonded

License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Aluminum Roof Over

l7ill if 11 1 application Mon. ri. 1*1.olll 9a.m. to .3 p.m.
107 S.IV 17th Street, Suite D, Okeechobee, FL 34974

Full Time 020,5

Okeechobee News, Sunday, May 22, 2005

The Okeechobee News has immediate
opportunities for New Independent
Delivery Agents who want to provide
excellent service to our readers.

Opportunities Now Open in these Areas:


OeeMust have a dependable
Okeechobee car and provide excellent
Ne service to our customers
Ne w v everyday.

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


* Shoes = $70
* Trim = $25

The most important
20 minutes of your day
is the time spent reading
with your child from
birth to age nine.

Reasonable Rates
Licensed & Insured.

One man's trash ,is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classifieds,

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

30 years experience
All Types of Roofs
5 Year Warrantee
Shingles Available
Free Estimates
SAll Phases of Repair
Call Ray, Toll Free @
(877)999-3348 Stuart, FL
Licensed & Insured

Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740

20K BTU Reverse Cycle,
window unit, $300 or best
offer (863)674-0467.
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.
Shop here first!
The classified ads

20 yrs old, runs, makes
noise, $200 neg.
863)763-8833 days,
863)763-4169 eve. ,
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


$50 or best offer
(863)763-3679 after 6pm
Like new, in excellent
condition $150 Call
DRYER, Kenmore, $80.
FREEZER- 15 cu. ft. $100. or
best offer. (863)763-3679.
Elec. stove w/glass top.
$450 for both, will sep.
Almond, 16 1/2 cu ft Clean,
Runs Good. $125.
2 door, white, runs great $75
STOVE, Gas, White. $150

Good condition. $150 or best
offer. (863)467-7180
WALL UNIT- KitchenAid, Self
Cleaning Imperial. Excellent
condition. $300.
heavy duty, super capacity,.
2 yrs. old, work great, $425.

LADIES BIKE, good condition,
$20. (863)763-6936

Nice. $250 or best offer
(863) 634-1715
10 Sheets 46"x46"
$50 for all or will separate

TYPEWRITER, Memorywriter,
'Xerox 6010 w/correction fea-
ture. Exc. cond. Works fine.
$35 (863)357-3779

FANT SWING- Great condi-
tion. $30. 863-763-2413
BOY'S CLOTHING- 4 boxes,
Premature to 9 mo. $150.
Will separate. 863-763-2413
CRIB, beautiful, dark wood,
sleigh style w/ mattress. $80
Sandbox, pic. table, & house.
Bounce walker, carseat, etc.
$200 will sep (863)801-6031
STROLLER Limo, double
baby stroller $40

Econo Kiln 22"x25", Double
layer, runs great, easy to
move $450 (561)662-3335
MENT, cutting tools, sten-
cils, how to books, patterns,
etc., $500 (863)467-8580

BAHAMA BED w/corner table
sheets/spreads. $150 or
best offer (863)357-1577
8pc all wood, king size
Good condition $600
Dresser, Mirror, Hd/bd new
mattress Moving must sell
$130. 863-517-1316
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
$300/all. (863)674-0467.
Single w/ vibration mode
$100 (863)467-6512

CUTTING BLOCK- roll around,
Good condition. $25.
DESK, Roll Top. Fair condi-
tion. $50 (863)467-4192
Black Lacquer Table w/4 grey
upholstered chairs. Good
cond. $250 (863)467-6550
Seating for 6, Full sz. lighted
china cabinet. $2000. or
best offer. (863)674-0377
Good condition. $50.
oak, asking $125 or best of-
fer. (863)357-3773.
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
(2) 1 light oak, other dark.
Both w/ glass doors. $80 for
both will sep.(863)824-8749
Good condition. $36. Will
separate (863)467-5477.
LEATHER CHAIR- reclining,
swivel, w/ottoman, Ivory
color, exc cond, $120.
(863)357-6660 Ive msg.
w/sofa bed, white $500. or
best offer. (863)674-0377
desk and bookshelf, $450.
(863)357-7075 AFTER 6PM
SPRING- King size, $275.
Leather, light brown, fairly
new, great cond. $800
SOFA BED- light sea foam
green, w/full size mattress
Flexsteel) exc cond. $70.
SOFA, Sectional: New. Very
clean. $700. (863)634-7359
SOFA, Sectional. New. Very
clean. $700. (863)634-7359
SOFA'S (2)- 6' off white, leath-
er, and a 6' off white fabric.
$400 will sell separate.
Early American, over 40 yrs
old, $100 or best offer
VANITY/DESK- brand new,
$100 neg. (863)357-2233.

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, Electric, 4 Seater
w/box bed. Work or Pleas-
ure. 36 V charger. $1000.

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
$50Qfirm (863)763-8149

vehicle, FREE to person with
need. (863)675-4990.

DRAFTING TABLE, great con-
dition, $25. (863)763-6936
biss/Hankscraft, works
great, $10. (863)763-9410
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.
GUITAR- Ovation Celebrity
Deluxe, 12 string Acoustic,
electric, w/custom hardshell
case. $700 (863)610-3489.
ORGAN, Large, Lowery, Holi-
day. Asking $200 or best of-
fer. (863)610-0521

prox 2 yr, Spayed, Good
with children. House broke.
$250. (863)801-1724
ARACANA CHICKS- (5) all for
$10. (863)675-4981.
5 mo old, shots to date. $300
(863) 467-7825
5 mos old., $150
AKC, health cert., blues, rusts,
& blacks $500
DOG KENNEL- Used, Assem-
bled, $50. You pick up.

FERRET, albino, spayed, neu-
tered, descended, with cage,
$50. (863)467-2702
FERRET- comes with cage
and food, 15 wks, female,
descented and spayed, $150
neg. (863)261-3108.
BIT- asking $6.
PARROT CAGE- iron, round, 2'
diameter, 5 1/2' tall on roll-
ers, $80. (863)357-1741.
PITBULL, Male, Brindle, 8
months old. Neutered w/all
shots. County license. $300
Doli't liss

This One
CKC, 6 Males, all blue eyes,
$500 each (863)763-2749
Leave message.
Male approx 6 wks $75. or
best offer. (863)763-2749

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

TOILETS (2), New, never
used, $100 will sell separ-
ate. (863)227-6210.

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

er, with attachments, $200.

BOWLING BALL- Ladies, Ayr-
way Mustang, Tan/Gold, mar-
bleized, ex. con $12.5 lb.
w/bag. $40 (863)357-3779
Electric w/ canopy and charg-
er, excellent condition.
$1600 (863)635-4268

COLOR TV- 19", Good condi-
tion. $30. (863)532-8158
RADIO, Old Fashioned Look
Thomas Collectors Edition,
w/casSette. (863)467-4192
120 or 12 volt. 9", all attach.
Carrying case. Great for car
or Van. $95.863-763-6757
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified

Welder generator, used only
60hrs, kept out of weather.
$3000 (863)634-3787
BAND SAW- Wilton, Good
condition. $200.
Floor model 1600, 3/4 h/p, 16
speed. $100 or best offer
W/allum. spool gun. 2 tanks
w/flow meters. Asking
$1200 (863)697-9704
W/new.leads & extra tips
Asking $1200

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


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 015
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn Garden 850
Uvestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds. 'Plants/
Flowers 865

it Il

falfa, 70-80 Ib square bales.
863)467-1383 or
734)637-9713 Ralph

CHICKEN COOP, (4), 10x10,
all pressure treated wood,
$3500 value, asking $1200.
You Move. 863-634-1343

HORSE Pasatina Gelding,
loves attention, does not
spook. $2500.
../ yrs old, green broke, very
sweet, $1500.

Craftsman w/ Briggs & Strat-
ton 5 h/p eng. $250

GRILL- Weber, Large Bar-B-
Que Grill. Good condition.
$30. (863)467-5477
9 h/p, Wizard 6 h/p push
mower, Yard Machine weed
eater $500 (561)662-3335
Snapper, $200.
B&S motor, 46" cut, great
condition, $450.
ROTO TILLER- Good shape,
heavy duty, 5hp motor,
$200. (863)357-3065.
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


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

Apartment located just 12
miles north of Okeechobee,
2BR, 1BA, $475 per mo.,
first & security, no pets.
LAKE WORTH, Intercostal
55+,'lBr, 1Ba, fully furn.
No pets. $800, mo. Yearly.

Waterview, Furnished w/
Screened porch, slip, pool,
tennis, avail. 6/6. $1400 mo.

Okeechobee, 3BR/1BA, Ig liv-
ing rm, kit. & dining rm, 1
car garage, $825 mo. +
sec. Refs req'd. Call Kamal
(561)792-9431 7am-10am
or 5pm-1lpm

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

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

BHR-Homes only, beautiful 2
story home, 4br, 2.5ba,
Lake access., $265,000.
GAINESVILLE- College dorm
house, 4/2, good location,
fenced backyard, glass patio
room, lyr home appliance
warranty. Avail 6/15,
$168,000. (863)763-6002
On water, 2br, 1 ba w/screen
room & elec: boat lift.
Comp. furnished w/new
roof & a/c. $185,000 or best
offer (863)763-6886 or
Grab a bargain from your

neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
today's classifieds.

LaBELLE, 1/2 acre (Corner 4
lots) With Beautiful River
View. Build your dream
home on this prime location
with a gorgeous view of the
Caloosahatchee River & wa-
terfront park. 6/10 of a mile
West of Bridge St. Bridge on
CR 78 & Avalon Ave reach-
ing to Magnolia Ave.
$155,000. 863-517-0977.

TAYLOR CREEK- Nice 1/4 acre
lots, ready for mobile home
our house. Water & sewer
paid for. $68000.
Roberto's Realty

make you a mow enfamed
antd Interesing person. No
wonder newspapers enders
are m01e 4ccftassfult

5 minutes to Greenbrier Re-
20 Acres & Up
Guadalupe Riverfront! Spec-
tacular riverfronts in "Prime"
Texas Hill Country location.
10-32 acres. Long water
frontage, huge trees, pano-
ramic views. From $300's to
$400's. (800)609-7042, x 122
Brokers & Agents welcome.
$29,900. Scenic region,
views, canyons, trees, roll-
ing hiiis, wildlife. Enjoy hunt-
ing, hiking, horses, great
climate. Power, great ac-
cess. 100% Financing. Call

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,Any Condition, fast closing.'
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Okeechobee News, Sunday, May 22, 2005

iFarms,-Sale 1102011Farms-;S-ale 10.20.

You -TAe. It With YotiM
House'must be moved off the-
prooerty. Houseis located on the
corner of 4th Street
and South\Aiest 5th Avenue.
No Reasonable Offek Wilt'ge

Call -156111575-6494
for more imfor'rnatbh''

Four risers w/ aluminum rail
$100 for both, will sep.
glass, 5 risers, 2 aluminum
rails, $350. (863)467-0506

3br, 2ba, family room
No pets, yearly lease
$700 mo + $1000 sec. dep.
OKEE. IN TOWN 2BR, 1 1/2
BA Adults only. S600. mo.
1st, Last & Sec. Dep. re-
quired. (863)467-1967.

OKEE COUNTY, Rent to own.
2BR, 1BA, Large shed,
$2000. Down, $300. mo.


Boats 3.05
Campers 'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 2025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATV. J035

Aluminum, w/trailer. $500
W/trailer, vinyl top & 35 h/p
Evinrude motor. $1500
Evinrude 15hp, Elec. start,
trolling motor Galvanized
trailer $1450. 863-763-1527
AVENGER '86- 17' Bass boat
& trlr, 150 HP Johnson, runs
great, $2500 firm or trade
for ATV, etc..
1986 with 150 h/p Mercury
Opti Max, low hrs w/trailer
$6000 (863)946-0307
BOAT- 15' Walk thru Tri Hull,
w/tdrir, 50HP Johnson, $500.
GOLF CART- Yamaha Gaso-
?-line-mo:tr V'rv-nf,.e-
$2000. ( ...u 1i-i r,6
MERCURY '01, 2-:5 HF el4,-:
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.

Mobile Homes

Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010)
Mobile Homes Rent 20NI5
Mobile Homes Sale 2020

No motor, no trailer $800
REGAL, '80, 18', with
'94 150hp Mariner outboard,
minor work needed, $2200.

'93- 27', excellent cond,
$5000. (863)697-2180.
Classic, great mechanical
condition, come check it
out, $2000 (863)824-0402
MOTORHOME, Itasca, 27.5
foot, 57,000 actual miles,
fully self-contained, $5000.
863-697-3516 -

BOAT TRAILER- 12-14ft, ask-
ing $150 or best offer.

Airboat Engine, Ground Pow-
er Unit, with 520 jugs, needs
modifying, $2000.
T-TOP TOWER, with storage
bin, for center console boat,
stainless steel, $750.

1500 1998, Back rest, wind-
shield, floorboards, Vance &
Hines Pipes, New tires, Exc.
condition. $6145 or best offer.
2005 Single Rail. Fen-
ders/Lights. $1500
CC, Black/Silver. Out of stor-
age. $2500 (863)674-0898
YAMAHA VIRAGO, '87, runs
good, looks good, $2500 or
best offer. (863)441-7675

HONDA 300- 4 Wheel Drive.
Runs excellent. $2,200.
RAIL BUGGY: New motor.
Exc. shape. Needs finish-work.
Tons of spare parts. Engine
Block. $3000 (863)675-6214

The Okeechobee News, Sunday, May 22,2005


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
Good condition, approx 71k
ml, $800 (863)763-5418
85 FORD F150
4x4, 6cyl, 4spd, cold a/c, very
clean, runs good. $3500
'99 Vulcan Classic 1500
exhaust system free w/ pur-
chase of new seat set $20
BUICK REGAL- Presidential
Edition '88, 81K orig mi., 2.8
V6, auto, A/C, Nice car
$1250. firm 772-461-2629

hauled engine, exc. cond.,
A/C, white, 4 dr, $2500. Call
CHEVY MALIBU, '98- 4cyl,
.with AC, all power, great
condition & MPG, 155K,
$2000 (863)763-8963.
170k miles, extra clean, CD,
all power, $2500.
5 lug $200
(239)657-4687 call after 4pm
FORD TAURUS 1989, 4 Door,
Runs greatly $700. or best
offer. (863)447-0384
FORD TAURUS, '87 no air,
auto, new tires, low miles,
rebuilt mtr, new batt, $800
neg. (863)763-6396
Clean, runs great, Ice cold air.
-$2900 (863)801-9228

Runs good w/air. Needs
shocks. $1000 firm.
1992, Runs great, ice cold
air. Minor body damage.
$2200 (863)467-8166
asking $2500 or best offer.
863-675-4107 or
863-673-6681 for more Info
SATURN'95- 4door, 5spd, a/c
Runs well, good condition &
clean. $1500
TRANS AM-'85, Need to be
r e d o n e
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified

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.
cab, 5.9/360, auto, 109K, all
power, $9500.
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs & looks
good $2500.

On-car, new, never used
$2500 or best offer

ENGINE -350, Needs head
work, Edlebrock intake,
Chrome dress up kit, New
starter $400. 863-946-0868
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
or Kawasaki Mule. $900.
Engine stand & Cherry picker,
Good condition.$150.
FLAT BED- for work truck,
steel, w/2 tool boxes, $350
or best offer.
FORD F150, '91- 302, auto,
good for parts, $300.
(928)202-0013 (cell)
GRILL GUARDS- for 94-01
Dodge & 99-02 F150/250
LD & Expedition $700 will
sep. (863)697-1877.
RIM- Low Profile Custom, Off
Honda Civic. 4 lugs, $250.

TIRES General, like new set
of P255/70R17 or
P205/75R15, $200.

CHEVY 1/2 ton, V8, auto Flat
bed/Utility. Runs good.
$1000 or best offer.
FORD F150- '91, 4X4, With
tool box. Good shape.
$2500. Neg. (863)697-1198
FORD F350 CAMPER, '75, A
Classic, great mechanical
condition, come check it
out, $2000 (863)824-0402
FORD RANGER- '92, 2 Wheel
Drive, V6, A/C $1000.
FORD RANGER '92- V6, cold
AC, solid body, replaced
motor, has 67K, $1750 neg.
(863)634-9620 Okeechobee

$1000 (863)634-6596
'99, Full tow package. Runs
good. $2500

14 x 52, zoned for workshop
in Glades Co. wired 220.
$2,000 neg. (352)754-8514.
12'x6.5' Heavy duty Bobcat
hauler. Not enclosed. $900
tool box. $150 call

WINDSTAR- '95, Dual air, 7
passenger. $1200.

SE, '90, red, nice body,
good condition, $2000

Community Events

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

Hurricane Awareness Week starts May 29
The Okeechobee County Office of Emergency Management,
Rebuilding Okeechobee After Disaster (R.O.A.D. and Project Helping
Our People In Emergencies (H.O.P.E.) are jointly sponsoring Hurri-
cane Awareness Week, May 29 through June 4. Collection boxes will
be set up at different businesses during the week to collect hurricane
supplies to be donated to charitable organizations. For each item
donated, the donor will be entered into a drawing for donated prizes.
The drawing will be held at the grand finale. Collection boxes can be
found at: Publix Plaza, Monday through Friday; Winn Dixie Plaza,
Monday and Tuesday; and at Wal-Mart, Wednesday through Friday.
The grand finale will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, at Fla-
gler Park and will feature live music, a guest speaker, a puppet show
and youth art awards. ;

Annual grad party being planned
Plans are under way for the 17th annual Non-Alcoholic Graduation
Party to be held June 2 at Stardust Lanes from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. The
community is urged to support this event with cash and gift donations.
Those who would like to continue their annual support of this event
are asked to make checks payable to Grad-Nite, and mail it in care of
Paul M, Buxton, 110 N.E. Fifth St., Okeechobee, Fla. 34972. It is asked
that no other graduation party be scheduled for that particular night.
The success of the Non-Alcoholic Graduation Party is dependent upon
-total participation and the intent is to provide a safe, alcohol- and ciga-
rette-free environment. Full cooperation is needed. For information,
contact Paul or Matthew Buxton at (863) 763-1994.

Hurricane sales tax seminars offered
The Florida Department of Revenue will be offering a free 2005 hur-
ricane preparedness sales tax holiday seminar located at several loca-
tions on the Treasure Coast. The classes for Okeechobee County will
be held at the Okeechobee Department of Health, 1798 N.W. Ninth
Ave., on May 31, at 9 a.m., 11 a.mr., 1:30 and 3 p.m. These classes are
for the laws and regulations concerning the 2005 hurricane prepared-
ness sales tax holiday June 1 through June 12. Classes are free and
open to the public. For information, contact the Fort Pierce Service
-Center at (772) 429-2173.

Middle school block party planned
The Communities In School's next Middle School Teen Block Party
has been rescheduled for June 3, at the Okeechobee Skate Park, 300
N.W. Sixth Ave., from 8 p.m. until midnight. Admission is $5 per stu-
dent. This party is for grades six through nine only. All students who
attend will ha. e a chance to win video game system donated by Wal-
Mart. There will also be games and other giveaways. For information,
call (863) 462-5863.

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 pro-
ceeds 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.
8a.m. until 4 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Real Life Children's Ranch.

Hospital looking for volunteers
Attention students between the ages of 14-17: would you like to
make a difference in the lives of others? Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary
has many opportunities of service for students seeking volunteer,
hours during the summer. Volunteer as little as four hours a week or as
many as 16 hours a week. Morning, afternoon and evening shifts are
available. Contact the lobby desk at Raulerson Hospital for a volunteer
application. The deadline for submitting an application is June 7.

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 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 7-10 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.

Frank Attkisson to speak at dinner
The Rep iblican Party of Okeechobee will be hosting its annual Lin-
coln 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 Florida State Representative Frank
Attkisson, 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.

Wal-Mart hosts bubble blowing contest
The Double Bubble Gum national bubble blowing contest will
be held at the Okeechobee Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2101 S. Parrott
Ave., on Saturday, June 11, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The contest is
open to children ages 12 and under. From these preliminary con-
tests, five finalists from across the country will compete in the
national finals in August. These five kids will compete for a grand
prize of a $10,000 U.S. Savings Bond and a $1,000 donation-in the
winner's honor to Children's Miracle Network. For information,
contact Erin LaBarge of the Salmon Borre Group Communications
at (847) 295-4235.

Methodist church hosts Bible school
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond 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.

Oakview hosting Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W.32nd St., will host a vacation
Bible school June 20-24, from 6 until 9 p.m. The school will be titled
"Ramblin' Road Trip" !'- a trip across America to learn how to make
right choices. It will be for ages 3 through adult. Registration kick-off
will be Saturday, June 18, from 9 until 11:30 a.m. and will include
games, crafts, food, fun and fellowship. For information, call the
church at (863) 763-1699.

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 program will be training volunteers from Okeechobee, Indian
River, St. Lucie'afid Martin counties to represent the best interest of
abused, abandoned and nrilected 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 appli-
cations for the 2005/06 school year. Children turning 3 on or before
Sept. 1, but not yet eligible for kindergarten, may apply at Northside
Headstart, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave. For appointments, call Sheryl Heater at
(863) 357-8677 or Antonia Nunez at (863) 357-2242. Headstart opens as
early as 7 a.m. Qualifying children may stay as late as 5:30 p.m.

History Center closes for summer
The Okeechobee Family History Center of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St., will be closed from May 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 working hours call (863) 763-6510. Dur-
ing hours the center is closed call (863) 467-5261, or (863) 357-7711.

Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools need the help of the community and are
seeking tax deductible donations to help rebuild their playground that
was damaged during the hurricanes. For more information, call Grace
Christian Schools at (863) 763-3072.

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

Church collecting for care packages
The Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee would like to invite
the community to participate in a project for Operation Freedom Iraqi.
The church will be sending care packages to 20 servicemen in the
Army stationed in Iraq. These soldiers serving our country have
requested items not only for themselves, but they also give items to the
Iraqi children while on patrol and visiting. We would like to invite the
community to help us with this project. For more information, contact
Chairperson Myra White at (863) 357-2975.

Children's council seeks volunteers
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of a few
fine people to submit an application to the Okeechobee County Board
of County Commissioners to be a part of the council. Governor Jeb
Bush makes the final appointments with terms of two or four years.
The council meets monthly to discuss programs and needs of the chil-
dren in the community. Once a year, agencies request funds through a
grant process. Each council member "adopts" an agency or two as
their own and monitors the programs' services that they provide to our
children. Those interested in completing an application should contact
Cathleen Blair, executive director at (863) 462-4000, ext. 255

Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of their
Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group of trained
volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure fires,
floods, etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to help
local citizens in a time of disaster, please contact Andy or Candace at
the American Red-Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling (863) 763-

Food pantry reopens
I Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott
Ave., is open again. It is located in the back parking lot of the
church. The temporary gray box is stocked and ready for anyone
who needs food. All you need is an I.D. The hours of operation are
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon.

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for
two to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Mon-
day through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are
also looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board
member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate
well with the public and should be able to seek support from city
and county officials, business executives and other organizations.
Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for informa-

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

Chamber sponsoring concerts
Brenda O'Connor, executive director of the Okeechobee Cham-
ber of Commerce, has announced that the Chamber, in conjunction
with Morgan Renee Entertainment, are finalizing plans for a concert
series. Information on the bands and artists will be announced at a
later date. To volunteer your help at any of these events, call the
Chamber of CGotrimerce at (863) 763-6464.

New historical mugs on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society has a new shipment of histor-
ical Okeechobee County Courthouse mugs for $6 each. Cups with a
picture of the old Okeechobee High School and a small booklet enti-
tIed "Pictorial History of Okeechobee" are also available at the
Chamber of Commerce.

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

Swimming pool hours announced
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool hours of oper-
ation are: May 3 June 1, Tuesday Friday from 4 until 7 p.m.; Satur-
day from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.; Sunday from I until 5 p.m.; June 2 -
Aug. 7, Tuesday Saturday from 12:30 until 6:30 p.m., Sunday from I
until 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 until 9 p.m.
(family night swim); Aug. 8 Oct. 30: Tuesday through Friday from 4
until 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Sunday from I until
5 p.m. The pool is not open during school hours. When school is in
session the pool is used for physical education and other school-
related activities. For information, contact the pool office at (863)

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy
tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting
classes and abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m.
until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held
at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the movie theatre. If you would like more information on this
or set an appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863)

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic
eduication/GED and English as a second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as sec-
ond language classes, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole Reser-
vation, Brighton, Adults basic education/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, Tuesday and Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.;
One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St., adult basic education/GED, Monday
through Thursday, from 7 a.m. until noon; El Centro Santa Fe, 115
S.W. Fifth Ave., Citizenship class, Thursday, from 6:30 until 9 p.m.;
Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, adult basic education/GED
and English as a second language classes, Monday through Thursday,
from 6 until 9 p.m.; Everglades Elementary,. 3725 S.E. Eighth St., Eng-
lish 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 p.m.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, May 20,
through Thursday, May 26, are as
Theatre I "Star Wars Episode
III" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at
7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,-
4:30,7 and 9:30 p.m.
Theatre II "Kicking and
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day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
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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
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-


Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance-
Facility, 306 N.W. Ninth Ave., and
the Okeechobee Landfill, 10800
N.E. 128th Ave. The vehicle
maintenance facility is open
from 8 a.m. until noon and from
1 p.m. until 5 p.m., Monday
through Friday. It is closed on
weekends and holidays. Only
recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and
metal cans, corrugated card-
board, glass jars and bottles and
plastics #1' through #7 are
accepted at the public facilities.
Items not accepted include;
plastic shopping bags; commer-
cial business items; tires; appli-
ances; electronic devices; yard
trash; household trash; oil, gas,
paint or household hazardous
waste; and, batteries. For more
information: contact Russell.
lowland, county solid waste
manager, at (863) 763-1811; or,
Waste Management of Okee-:
chobee at (863) 357-0111, or.
(863) 763-4818.
Club has
quilts for sale
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sale. For information, call Mar-.
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