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Hamilton escapes
Cup pressures
Bobby Hamilton Jr.'s face beams
from photos on every wall.
His life-size cardboard cutout
stands at the back, while the
neon Tide clock of a Nextel Cup
sponsor hangs over soda foun-
tain. The black and white floor
mimics Victory Lane, and the
menu featured on the dry-erase
board offers down-home South-
ern cooking.
This. is the Cour thous Cafe,
H.j riltion's restaurant and his-
escape from the rigors of life on
the NAS(.AR circuit.
"There's no pressure, just
your employees.," Hamilton said
as he sat ai the 'ouJilin lunch
counter. all'ss \ our hineL Plit t-
Sports, Page 7
Economy grows
in first (Iq artet
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try's eftLnom-i performance in
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the Comnmeice Departini-nt on
Thursday. %\ns ain LiupLOadt- rtrii
the 3 1 percent p.'ict-e initial\ e.[I,-
nialed for the Jan jjtryto-Maklar
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Group. "t11 s right on the econo.
my's speed limit."
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Current: 281
Source: Florida Division
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Future scientists: Students earn science awards

Board hears


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Thursday meeting of the
Okeechobee County Commis-
sioners was shorter than usual
and covered mostly routine
items. Commissioners heard
some good news about grant
requests, discussed the garbage
situation in Viking and approved
street light repairs.
Debbie Belcher, the county's
grant tonsulltart updated the
count on Ihe status of request-
ed grants.
She stated that Sheltra and
Sons is working on the
stormwater drainage improve-
ment in Douglas Park and that

Staff photos/D. Hamilton
Thursday's Science Fair Awards presentations at Central Elementary School gave
fourth .and fifth grade students, (left to right) Araceli Sanchez, third place, Meagan Can-
right, second place, and Travis Schooley, first place awards in the Chemistry category.

Central Elementary students, (left to right) Jason Rucks who took third place, Chadd
Whidden, taking second place and Erica Fredericks was awarded first place in the
school's Science Fair Awards in the Physics category on Thursday.

FWC warns about alligators

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
It is estimated that alligators
and people in Florida are 10
times more likely to come into
contact with each other now
than they were 35 years ago.
This figure is based on popula-
tion estimates that indicate
both the number of .illgat'trs
and the number of humans
have more than tripled since
1970. The staff at the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Cotmmiin-,n iF%\ C) state that
these statistics iricaie a need
for increased public awareness
about alligator safety and
Statewide, in 2004, there
were 18,048 mlligtoitr com-
plaints received by the FWC.
Since 1948, there have been 15
recorded fatal attacks on
humans, in lu'iiiJ two last
year in Lee County. Of the 15,

five took place late in the day
or into the evening; nine'
involved people swimming,
wading or snorkeling and two
involved children 3-years old
or younger wandering away
from adult supervision. There
have been 327 non-fatal alliga-
tor .mac-:cs documented by the
FWC, many as a result of peo-
ple who tried to capture or
handle an alligator.
The FWC has launched a
toll-free telephone number to
report nuisance alliqaiors The
number is I-.n6-F\. C-GATOR
(1-866-392-4286) and should
be the primary telephone
number for alligator com-
People should not report an
alligator that is simply sunning
itself on a bank or swimming
in a lake, just doing what alli-
gators do. If there is an imme-
diate danger from an alligator,

the best thing to do is leave it
An important part of learn-
ing to live with alligators is rec-
ognizing that over time, these
timid reptiles can become a
serious threat to public safety
with the wrong kind of encour-
agement from its human
neighbors. Alligators are
attracted to splashing at the
water's edge and noises made
by lawn mowers, weed trim-
mers and airboat engines.
Trained biologists and staff
at the FWC are experts at rec-
ognizing the signs that indicate
an alligator has become a dan-
ger to humans, and not just a
victim of being in the wrong
place at the wrong time. Living
in close proximity to a creature
that is exhibiting signs of nui-
sance behavior is not an
option. The situation needs to
See Gators Page 2

project would be completed in
about 45 days. That project is
funded from a 2003 Community
Development Block Gant
(CDBG). As part of this same
project, she said that two homes
are being built and should be fin-
ished within 3 months. Legal
matters are holding up purchase
of other property for additional
new home construction.
Turning to current grants, Ms.
Belcher said that by July the
county should be receiving a
Hurricane CDBG grant in the
amount of $4,375, 000. Part of
that money will be used for
expansion of the Okeechobee
See Grants Page 2

Building height

limits discussed

by city planners

By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
The City of Okeechobee
Land Planning Agency made a
recommendation at its Tuesday
evening meeting to make the
Land Development Regulations
(LDRs) consistent with the com-
prehensive plan concerning
well head protection zones.
According to the compre-
hensive plan, no development is
permitted within 300 feet of a
The LDRs state that develop-
ment is not allowed within a half

mile of a wellhead. Board mem-
bers recommended the LDRs be
amended to match the compre-
hensive plan.
The meeting was adjourned
and the meeting of the Design
Review' Board was called to
The board tabled an item
regarding height restrictions in
industrial zoning districts. Cur-
rently, a business can be no
more than 45 feet in height in
industrial zoning districts.
City boards are considering
See Limits Page 2

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This alligator has lost its fear of humans as it surfaces in the
Rim Canal with its dinner in its mouth.

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News Briefs

SFWMD hosting
public workshop
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) will host a work-
shop on Thursday, June 9, at their
Okeechobee Service Center Audi-
torium, 205 N. Parrott Ave., Ste.
201, from 6:30 until p.m.
The purpose of the workshop
is to gather public feedback and
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Utility Authority wastewater treat-
ment plant. The grant will also be
used for a stormwater pond and
demolition of vacant dilapidated
Ms. Belcher said the county
should also be receiving funds
from the Hurricane Housing
Recovery Program around July.
The amount expected is to be
Of that total, $5,380,098 can be
used for a variety of housing activi-
ties including rebuilding and
replacing site built and mobile
homes. Another $1,075,020 of that
total must be reserved for the
extremely low income. Another
$717,346 would be earmarked to
assist in collaborative recovery
At the request of Ms. Belcher,
commissioners voted to allocate
$382,000 of collaborative funds to
R.O.A.D. (Recovering Okeechobee
After Disaster) subject to approval
of the grant, subject to city
approval and subject to the devel-
opment of an appropriate agree-
ment. Ms. Belcher said that effort
would help ROAD to receive other
grant funds.
County Administrator George
Long said that it might be January
before the Florida Department of


Transportation repairs streetlights
on S.R. 70 E. and U.S. 441 S. /S.E.
Therefore, the board authorized
expenditure of an amount not to
exceed $49,291 to repair those
streetlights. Mr. Long said the coun-
ty would try to recoup some of that
money from insurance and from
the Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency (FEMA).
Commissioner Ray Domer
brought up the topic of garbage
collection and garbage on the
rights of way in Viking. He present-
ed photographs that he said had
been given to him to show extent
of the garbage situation. After
some discussion, commissioners
asked staff to pursue a special
assessment that would address
garbage collection needs in Viking.
Commissioners had been
scheduled to award a contract for
the Okeechobee County Airport
Landfill project. Mr. Long pulled
that item for further study before
presenting it to the commissioners.
In other action the board:
scheduled public hearings for
June 20 at 7 p.m. and July 14 at 9
a.m to receive public input on pro-
posed amendments to the coun-
ty's land development regulations;
gave final plat approval to
Otter Creek Ranches subdivision
which is located at the northeast
corner of N.W 32nd Avenue and
N.W. 160th Street;
authorized execution of an
agreement between the county

the FWC's alligator hotline at 1-
866-FWC-GATOR (1-866-392-
4286) and file a nuisance com-

Continued From Page 1 plaint. Keep in mind t.
be dealt with by professionals telephone number is for.
from the FWC before someone complaints only, not ra
gets hurt. If you have any ques- armadillos or possums.
tions as to whether an alligator's Also kee i mind th
behavior Uti iatE.. session, .Also keep imindt
call the" eRefs at teFWCto, alligator is longer than 4
have themra*ke at terminal meets the FWC's crite
tion i termina-nuisance animal, it is ha
tion for its meat and hide by a
Alligators that are actively ted FWC trapper. Nuisa'
causing problems or threatening gators larger than 6 feet
public safety should be reported the greatest hazard to I
as nuisances immediately. Call and pets. Smaller gators
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and the Florida Department of
Transportation to provide funding
for a variety of airport projects
including a generator, rehabilita-
tion of a runway, apron lights and
the final phase of perimeter fenc-
purchased a hood and fire
suppression system for the Dou-
glas Brown Community Center at a
cost of $13,918.75;
awarded a contract to Sheltra
& Sons in the amount of
$1,938,335.70 for the Scott Driver
Lake Okeechobee Scenic Trailhead
appointed Marilyn Hadley to
the Affordable Housing Advisory
appointed Carl Ferrero to the
Planning Board/Board of Adjust-
ments and Appeals;
appointed Commissioners
John Abney and Elvie Posey and
Mr. Long to the Small County Coali-
approved two change orders
totaling $147,562 to David Brooks
Enterprises for the new courthouse
restated their decision from
the April 14 meeting to allow a pro-
posed civil air patrol unit to meet at
Teen Town; and
declared the inventory of
Dunklin Assisted Living Center to
be surplus and to be auctioned off
after nonprofit organizations have
had a change to take what they can

or less in length pose little threat
to people but they can deliver a
nasty bite that should be seen by
a physician. The bacteria in an
alligator's mouth causes bite
wounds to become infected eas-

Here are some basic guide-
at if.the lines from FWC experts. -
feet and Do not feed or entice alliga-
ria as a tors. Inform others that feeding
harvested alligators is against state law.
permit- When alligators lose their natu-
nce alli-ral fear of people they become
.present dangerous.
humans Do not feed any wildlife in or
s, 4 feet near the water. Dispose of fish
scraps or other potential alliga-
Wk tor foodstuffs properly.
Do no let pets swim or run
along the shoreline of waters
known to contain large alliga-
tors. Alligators are attracted to
dogs probably because they are
about the same size as an alliga-
tor's natural prey.
Do not swim or allow pets to
swim in areas with emergent
vegetation (plants growing up
out of the water). Alligators favor
this type of habitat. Swim in des-
ignated areas only.
Do not swim, walk dogs or
allow small children, at night or
at dusk, along the shoreline of
> waters that are known to contain
large alligators. Large alligators
O feed most actively during the
evening hours. It is illegal to
water-ski after dark in Florida.
Do not attempt to remove alli-
l- gators from their natural habitat
or try to keep one as a pet. It is
strictly against the law to do so.
Do fence your waterfront
property. Appropriate fencing
helps protect family and pets
against incursions by alligators.
Alligators play a vital role in
the ecology of the state's wet-
lands and are an important part
of Florida's heritage. They were,
after all, here first. It is against
the law to feed, harass, molest,
Sand attempt to move or kill
them. Violators should be
reported by calling the FWC's
24-hour, Wildlife Alert Hotline at
1-888-404-FWCC (3922). Callers
may remain anonymous and
may be eligible for a reward.
For information on Florida's
alligators, visit www.wildflori-
da.org/gators/Default.htm, the
alligator section of the FWC
website or call the 'Southwest
Region office at (863) 648-3203
during normal working hours.

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raising that height limit to 60 feet.
However, the board would like to
limit the increased height limit to
businesses in the city's industrial
In the city there are other areas
that are industrial zoning districts
outside the industrial park.
The board was concerned with
having a tall building near a resi-
dential area due to the potential
danger to a nearby house if a sign

should fall.
This item was tabled since City
Attorney John Cook who was ill
and not able to attend the meeting
to advise the board.
Board members present at the
meeting were William Ledferd,
chairman, Dawn Hoover, vice-
chairperson, Kenneth Keller, Devin
Maxwell, Douglas McCoy and
Terry Burroughs, alternate. Board
members absent were Thomas
Keller, Christopher Mavroides and
alternate John Whidden. These
members make up the City of
Okeechobee Land Planning
Agency and Design Review Board.

Community Events

New historical mugs on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society has a new shipment of his-
torical Okeechobee County Courthouse mugs for $6 each. Cups
with a picture of the old Okeechobee High School and a small
booklet entitled "Pictorial History of Okeechobee" are also avail-
able 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.

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Law Enforcement Activity Log

The zoo two
There were only two winners in the zoology category at
Central Elementary School's Science Fair on Thursday.
Jessica Jimenez (right) took first place and Lois Billie
won the second place spot.

Staff photo/Pete Gawda
Do you recognize this man?
As a reward for doing well on their FCAT, Central Ele-
mentary School Principal Randy Paulson allowed stu-
dents to pelt him with whipped cream, jello and eggs on
Friday afternoon.

City Police
May 18
Assist another department, U.S. 441
Escort, S. Parrott Ave.
Disturbance, S.W. Third Ave.
Alarm, S.W. Third St.
Alarm, S. Parrott Ave.
Traffic accident, N.W. Park St.
Larceny/theft, N.W. Second St.
Lost/found property, S.E. Second
Lost/found property, S. Parrott Ave.
Police service call, S. Parrott Ave.
Neighbor problem, S.E. 12th Ave.
Burglary, N.W. Second St.
Roadblock/obstruction, N.W. Sixth
Unfounded, S.W. Third Ave.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Disturbance, S.W. third Ave.
May 19
Alarm, N.W. Second St.
Disabled vehicle, S. Parrott Ave.
Disturbance, S.W. Third St.
Disturbance, N.E. Park St.
Traffic accident, N.W. Third Ave.
Larceny/theft, S. Parrott Ave.
Roadblock/obstruction, main inter-
Information, S.W. Sixth St.
Civil matter.
Larceny/theft, S.W. Third St.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Suspicious person/vehicle, S.E.
Sixth St.
Juvenile problem, N.W. Fourth St.
Intoxicated pedestrian, S. Parrott
Disabled vehicle/cancel.

May 20
Alarm, S.E. Park St.
Criminal mischief, S.W. 16th St.
Domestic/information, S.W. 11th St.
Information, N.W. Fifth St.
Information, S.E. Second Ave.
Man down/sick person, S.E. 12th St.
Police service call, S.E. Second Ave.
Traffic accident, N. Parrott Ave.
Juvenile problem, S.W. Sixth St.
Disabled vehicle, N. Parrott Ave.
Juvenile problem, S.W. Sixth St.
Disabled vehicle, S. Parrott Ave.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Lost/found property/assist another
department, S.E. Second Ave.
Juvenile problem, S.E. Second Ave.
Lost/found property, S.E. Second
Prisoner in custody, S.W. Second St.
Suspicious person/vehicle, S.R. 15
Juvenile problem, S.W. Eighth St.
Lost/found property, S.W. Second
Lost/found property, S.W. Second
Suspicious person/vehicle, N.W.
Sixth Ave.
May 21
Criminal mischief, S.W. Ninth St.
Information, S.E. Second Ave.
Disturbance, N.W. Third St.
Alarm, S. Parrott Ave.
Shoplifting/prisoner in custody, S.
Parrott Ave.
Alarm, N. Parrott Ave.
Traffic stop/in pursuit, N.W. 10th St.
Alarm, S. Parrott Ave.
Traffic accident/prisoner in custody,
N.E. Park St.
Disturbance/unfounded, S.E. 11th

Disturbance, S.E. 12th Ave.
Suspicious incident/juvenile prob-
lem, N.E. Park St.
Disturbance/assist another depart-
ment, S. Parrott Ave.
Suspicious person/vehicle/prisoner
in custody, N.W. 12th St.
Suspicious person/vehicle/prisoner
in custody, N.W. 12th St.
May 22
Burglary, S.W. Seventh Ave.
Disturbance, S. Parrott Ave.
Disabled vehicle/prisoner in cus-
tody, S. R. 70 E,
Domestic problem/prisoner in cus-
tody, S.E. 10th Ave.
Stolen vehicle/assist another
department, N.E. Ninth St.
In pursuit/assist another depart-
ment, N.W. 12th Ave.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody, S.
Parrott Ave.
Fight/prisoner in custody, S.E.
Eighth St.
Fight/prisoner in custody, S.E.
Eighth St.
May 23
Traffic accident, N.E. Park St.
Escort, S.W. Sixth St.
Investigation, S.E. Eighth St.
Juvenile problem, S.E. Eighth Ave.
Lost/found property, N.E. Park St.
Lost/found property, S.E. Second
Assist another department, S.E.
Second Ave.
Assist another department, S. Par-
rott Ave.
Identity theft, S.E. Second Ave.
Alarm/cancel, Court House.
Lost/found property, N. Parrott Ave.
Disturbance, S.E. 10th Ave.
Disturbance, S.E. 10th Ave.

Burglary, S.E. 11th Ave.
Police service call, N.W. Sixth St.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody, N.E.
10th St.
Threats/verbal, N.E. Ninth St.
Fight, S. Parrott Ave.
May 24
Disturbance, S.E. 12th St.
Forgery/counterfeit, S. Parrott Ave.
Alarm, S.W. Park St.
Man down/sick person, N.E. Park
Information, N.W. Park St.
Criminal mischief, N.W. Park St.
Investigation, S.E. Second St.
Disturbance, S.W. Seventh Ave.
Traffic stop/seized tag, N.W. Park St.
Larceny/theft, S. Parrott Ave.
Child/elderly abuse, N.W. Ninth Ave.
Traffic stop/seized tag, S.E. Second
Information, S.E. Second Ave.
Information, S.W. Fifth St.
Trespassing, S.E. 23rd St.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody,
N.W. Ninth St.
Man down/sick person, N.W. Ninth
Mentally ill person, S.E. Second
Alarm, S.W. Fifth Ave.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.

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Burglary, N.W. 43rd St.
Burglary, N.W. Second St.
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Summer Food Program

Staff photo/Maria Chandler

Being quizzed
Cody Walker, a third grader at North Elementary School
dressed up as an ogre for Fairytale Showdown. The stu-
dents have been studying fairytales and were quizzed on
what they had learned.


Hansell P Smith
Hansell P. Smith, age 82, of
Okeechobee, died Thursday,
May 26, 2005, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 28, 1922, in
Paragould, Ark. Mr..Smith had
been a resident of Okeechobee
for four years. He served in the
U.S. Army where he was a para-
trooper. He enjoyed fishing, trav-'
eling, cards and reading books
and was a member of Okee-
chobee Christian Church.
Mr. Smith was preceded in
death by four brothers and two
Survivors include: his beloved
wife of three years, Dorothy
Smith of Okeechobee; stepson,

John (Trish) Cox of Orlando;
stepdaughter, Christine (Wade)
Stewart of Alpharetta, Ga.; grand-
children, Cameron Cox, Jacob
Cox, Austin Cox, Courtney Mey-
ers, Tiffany Meyers and Rachel
Meyers; sisters, Ruby English of
Belle Chasse, La. and Mae Wog-
ton of ParaGould, Ark.; and, eight
nieces and eleven nephews.
A memorial service will be
held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Big Lake Hospice or Okee-
chobee Christian Church.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-

Okeechobee County Parks
and Recreation, 309 N.W. Sec-
ond St. will be sponsoring the
"Summer Food Service Pro-,
gram for Children" during
summer playcamps from
June 13 through July 29. This
program is similar to the
National School Lunch pro-
It provides nutritionally
balanced meals to needy chil-
dren regardless of race, color,
gender, disability, age or
national origin during sum-
mer vacation when school
lunches are not available.
Children 18 years old and
younger, both enrolled and
non-enrolled, are eligible for a
lunch and afternoon snack at
,no charge. Non-enrolled chil-
dren at open sites should pre-
register for meals with Okee-
chobee County Parks and
Recreation, either in person at

309 N.W. Second St. or by
phone (863) 763-6950 no less
than 24 hours in advance. The
programs are approved for
sites that draw children from
areas where at least one half of
the children qualify for free or
reduced price meals. The fol-
lowing sites will be participat-
ing the food program: Douglas
Brown Community Center, 812
N.E. 16th Ave.; Okeechobee
Civic Center, 1750 U.S. 98 N.
and Teen Town Center, 309
N.W. Second St.
Any person who believes
he or she has been discrimi-
nated against in any USDA
related activity should write
immediately to USDA Direc-
tor, Office of Civil Rights,
Room 326-W, Whitten Build-
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Ave. S.W. Washington, D.C.
20250-9410 or call (202) 720-

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about public issues. You are not required to leave your name.
While we want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves
the right to edit calls for clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness.
To speak out call (863)467-2033, fax (863)763-5901 or e-mail:
okeenews@newszap.com. You can also mail submissions to
Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
Old Pages
"I really enjoyed reading the article of the Okeechobee News
from the past. It was really interesting. But it would have been
more interesting if you would have put the date that it was origi-
nally published. I read all the way through it and the best I can
come up with is that it must have been in the 1950s."
(Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. As we have explained in
previous calls, newspaper pages from that era were larger than
they are today and will not fit entirely on our page. We will try to
reduce the page so that the date shows, but yet keep it large
enough so that it can be read. By, the way, the page was from

Hospital Entrances
"This is in reference to the new U.S. 441 highway. I sure hope
before anyone cuts a check to pay for this that they evaluate the
entrances into the hospital. They made them a little skinny and

"I just saw something very disturbing. I thought flying the
American flag upside down was a sign of protest. It is very dis-
turbing when you see it that way on the back of a bus. Explain
that one."
(Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. According to our research,
flying'the American flag upside down is an international sign of
distress, not protest.)

Made in China
"Beside the fact.that almost everything we purchase today is
made in China thanks to our politicians this also allows our
store owners to reap larger profits. Most of it is nothing but.over-
priced junk. Just imagine if there was a tracking device in just one
out of every 100 items that are sold. These devices can be so
small no one would know it was there, and this would allow.
China to keep trackof the majority of the population of the United
States.That's just a thought."

Bigger Government
The Corps of Engineers couldn't do anything right and still
can't in reference to the article 'State has lost 84,000 acres of
wetlands' on May 25 so the South Florida Water Management
District was created. In government, the cure is worse than the
disease. SFWMD now has a budget of a billion dollars. So, all you
got w as bigger government."

"Looks like St. Lucie County doesn't want the coal fire plant to
come in there. \VWhy don't our commissioners go over there and
see if they can bring it to Okeechobee? What a tax revenue and a
way to get Okeechobee on the map, with jobs and all the benefits
that go with it. I think this is a project that would be well accepted
here in Okeechobee."

Loud Music
"I wish these guys that come over to do work on houses
would keep their music down. We have one here working now%
and he has his truck radio just blasting awayNvin he it at my
house and I am four-houses away. They' are here to work, they
can listen to the music in their own home." '

Bush Bashing
"Some people say that you are not supposed to do Bush bash-
ing. I guess it is doing something terrible and irresponsible like
starting a war"

"This is in reference to 'Bad Act', I thought the picture of T.J.
Brock and Paul May was hilarious. I dress like that myself for Hal-
loween and I am a woman. I just thought it was the funniest thing
and it is not wrong for the kids to see. It is a funny thing to showA
that the policeman and the deputies in our area have a sense of
humor. They are not bad people."

It Was Fuinny
"in reference to the call 'Bad Act', you can bet your boots if
Paul May w\as a Democrat this person would have never called.
Also, Detective T.J. Brock has done a great job with the school for
man\ years and if that person had known what all he has done,
he would have never called. I hope the person that called in goes
out and salutes the flag every morning, because our flag is the
only one that represents a country where someone could
expound on such ignorance."

"In regard to the county giving ARC more time; what the coun-
tv needs to do is throw the ARC people out in the streets and build
a huge parking lot for the multi-million dollar courthouse that \ve
didn't need in the first place. They should have never wasted that
money on that courthouse. I guess they don't think mentally chal-
lenged people vote so they can just throw them out in the streets."

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Looking Back ...
A float representing Okeechobee County was featured at the governor's inauguration in 1949 in Tallahassee. The queen
on the float is Diane Williamson. Her attendants were: Joyce Watford, Edith Johnson, Betty McLaughlin, Faye Abney,
Marquerite Watford and Barbara Keck. This photo appeared in the 1993 book "Strolling Down Country Roads" by Twila
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Upcoming Events

Tops Take off Pounds,Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First Unitpd.Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The.public is invit-
ed. 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-
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to tneir dance
every Friday, from 7-30 until 10:30 p.m al the Sebnng Civic Center,
located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebnng. Tickets are $5
lor members.acd $56_jor guests. For information call Fran at 382-6978
or Juana at471-9795.

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.
The Okeechobee Marshals are a cowboy action shooting club
that will be holding schools in Okeechobee Everyone is invited. Just
follow the signs for the sporting days at the Thunder Cross Race Track.

Sunday ,
A.A. meeting from 7 30 until 8.30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. This will be an open step meeting.

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 inlormalion, contact Enid Bourin at (863)
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p m. at 1404 S.W. Second Ave. for
community Bible study for women. For information, call Theresa
Brown at (863) 467-1112. I
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Larter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or 1863) '167-5261
Widows and Widowers support group meets al 8-30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant 1111 S. Parron Ave lor breakfast. For information.
call 1863) 357-0297
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meeting al noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S Parrot Ave. All Rolarians and anyone else interest-
ed 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. 241h 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 s invited.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m al Welcome House, which is locat-
ed 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-affective disorder or dual diagnosis.

The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64. 510 S.E. Second St. The Okeechobee Jaycees
would like to welcome all energetic young people between the ages of.
21 and 39, who are interested in working towards the betterment of our
community. For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-1191.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys
old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact .
Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Alternative Lifestyle is meeting at the A A. Clubhouse (Sobriety in
the Swamp), 50 U.S. 441 S E.. at the corner of U.S. 78 and U.S. 441.
For information, call (863) 763-5385
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the
Wal-Man parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show
a car you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners
while you listen to the great oldies music.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at V.F.W.
Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are invit-
ed. For information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.

Community Events

Children's Ranch yard sales closing
Real Life Children's Ranch yard sales are closing for the sum-
mer. Their final date will be May 27, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The
ranch is located at 7777 U.S. 441 S.E. For information, contact
Rosie at (863) 763-4242.

Cemetery group plans cleanup day
Fort Kissimmee Cemetery Association will be holding there
annual cleanup and barbecue on May 28. Family and friends are
invited. Please bring a covered dish. For information, call Jirmmie
Howell at (863) 467-0981.

Yard sale benefits church youth group
Grace Christian Church will hold ayard sale on Saturday, May
28, from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. All proceeds benefit youth confer-
. ence fund. If you would like to make a donation or have any
questions, call (863) 763-3218.

Memorial Day bike rally planned
Okeechobee's first Memorial Day Bike Rally and Corvette
Show will' be held at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center
on S.R. 70 E. on May 28, 29 and 30. Everyone is welcome. The
cost is $5 a day or $10 for the weekend, and children under the
age of 12 are free. There will be live music, games and food.
Come see outrageous machines, custom paint jobs and lots
more. Vendors for T-shirts, face painting and more will be there.
This is a time to honor those who have served and are currently
serving this great nation. Gates are open from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.
For information, check out www.fl-bike-rail\.corn, or, call (863)
634-898. '

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 spon-
soring Hurricane Awareness Week, May 29 through June 4. Col-
lection 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 Flagler Park and
will feature live music, a guest speaker, a puppet show and
youth art awards.

Legion hosts Memorial Day service
Memorial Day service will be held Monday, May 30, at 10 a.m.
in Veterans Memorial Park at the corner of U.S. 441 and S.R. 70.
This service is to honor all veterans of the United States, both liv-
ing and deceased, and all of their families. The public is invited.
The Okeechobee, Memorial Post #64 of the American Legion
has sponsored this program for over 50 years. On 'Memorial Day
afternoon, dinner will be served from 12:30 until 3 p.m. for a
donation of $6. Music will be provided starting at 2 p.m. at the
Post home, 501 S.E. Second St.

Hospital hosts dinner and lecture
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., will host a dinner/lecture
on May 31. Dinner will start at 5 p.m., and the lecture will start at
5:30 p.m. The lecture will be on cancer and radiation, and will be
presented by Dr. Ramesh Kumar, radiation oncology. For reserva-
tions, call Raulerson Hospital at (863) 763-2151, ext. 2702.

Hurricane sales tax seminars offered
The Florida Department of Revenue will be offering a free 2005
hurricane preparedness sales tax holiday seminar located at sever-
al locations 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.m., 1:30 and 3
p.m. These classes are for the laws and regulations concerning the
2005 hurricane preparedness 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.

Hurricane awareness meeting slated
There will be a hurricane awareness meeting for Fort Drum
residents on Wednesday, June 1, at 6:45 p.m. at the Fort Drum
Community Church on U.S. 441 N. All residents in the Fort Drum
area are invited. Discussion will include the setting up of a disas-
ter distribution station in the Fort Drum area. For information,
contact Gene O'Neill at (863) 763-3212.

The Okeechobee News, Friday, May 27, 2005 U


Staff photo/Maria Chandler
Open house
An open house was recently held for sixth graders in a program at New Endeavor High
School. Students and their parents were treated to pizza. This year the students learned
about the rainforest. Each student chose an animal that lives in the rainforest to write a
research paper on, said Debra Foster. The students also made a replica of the animal
they chose. The students are (back, left to right) Emma Marshall, Isabella Penido, Vic- Courtesy Photo/Rosemary Holliday
toria Bostic, Kyle Hunt, Jacob Jackson, Max Norman, Joey Barletto, (front, left to right) Crafty bears
Maddie Welsh, Ali Nunez, Kaye Dee Parrish, Kyle Foster and Evan Mattson. Local Cub Scouts Pack 964-Bears, (front row, left to right) Skyler McCormick, Earl Holl-
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Ms. Lewis' class
At South Elementary School Tuesday the kindergarten class sang for their families.
Afterwards each student received a certificate from the principal. Pat Lewis introduced
her 2004-2005 kindergarten class at the program.

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Clemson's Tyler Colvin (21) slides safely into second
with a seventh-inning double as Miami's Walter Diaz
(right) cannot handle the throw during the ACC base-
ball tournament, Thursday, May 26, in Jacksonville.
Clemson defeated Miami 9-1, to eliminate them from
the tournament.

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out of ACC tourney

Cribb threw a complete game,
six-hitter to lead Clemson to a
9-1 win Thursday over the
Miami Hurricanes, who were
eliminated from the Atlantic
Coast Conference Tourna-
ment. _
Participating in their first
conference tournament, ACC
newcomer and third-seeded
Miami (38-17-1) scored just
two runs in two tourney loss-
es. This was the Hurricanes
sixth straight loss, their longest
losing streak since 1966.
Second-seeded Clemson
(38-20) advances to face the
loser of Thursday's game
between Virginia and N.C.
State in a loser's bracket game
of the double-elimination
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Cribb (7-4) held the Hurri-
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and didn't issue a walk in his
second complete game of the
The Tigers jumped to a 4-0
lead in the second. inning,
using a double, two walks and
RBI singles by Herman Dem-
mink and Brad Chalk to take
the lead.
Stan Widmann hit a two-
run home run in the fourth to
make it 6-0, before Miami
scored in the sixth with an
Eddy Rodriguez homer. Clem-
son added three more runs
over the seventh and eighth
innings to put the game away.
Dan Touchet (3-5) allowed
five hits and six runs in three-
plus innings.
Despite their quick elimina-
tion, Miami will still likely get a
berth in the NCAA tourna-
ment, which would extend
their streak to 33 consecutive

Sports Briefs

Team Trail
slate announced
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail has
announced its 2005 tournament
The trail will kick off with the
Russ Bringger Memorial Tourna-
ment on May 28. The official trail
will begin on May 29. The dates for
the rest of the trail are June 26, July
10,Aug.7, Sept. 11 andOct.9.
The trail's classic will take place
on Nov. 19 and 20.
The tournaments will all be held
at Okee-Tantie Marina and Camp-
ground. Registrations for the
memorial tourney and the trail can
be made at the Wanta-Linga Motel
or at the dock on the day of the
For information, contact Larry
Crossman at (863) 763-1020.
YMS girls host
golf tournament
The Lady Yearlings' volleyball
team will host a golf tournament
on Saturday, June 4, at the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club,
with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
. The fee is $50 per person ($200
team of four), which includes a rib
dinner after play is completed.
Buddy Mills and the FFA will be
grilling the food.
There will be plenty of prizes,
including prizes for the best score,
longest drive, closest to the pin and
the worst score.
Contact Bruce Conrad to make
reservations for your foursome at
(863) 697-0952 or (863) 467-0130;
or call Yearling Middle School
(YMS) at (863) 462-5056 for infor-
Slate for tennis
lessons announced
Dave Ellis, a USPTR certified ten-
nis pro and high school coach,, is
offering five weeks of recreational
tennis lessons at the Okeechobee
Sports Complex.
Classes will meet Monday
through Friday starting on Monday,
June 6, and ending on Friday, July
8. Classes are determined by the
grade in which the student will be

enrolled in the fall.
Each student will have three les-
sons a week for five weeks. The
cost will be $40. Private lessons are
available during the summer for
$90 for six, one-hour sessions.
For information, contact Dave
Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or (863) 532-
Swim lessons
being offered
Registration for swimming les-
sons 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 the Sports Complex
(863) 467-7667.
Junior golf clinic
will be June 13-17
Waldau's junior golf clinic,
hosted by Waldau's Junior Golf,
Inc. and the Okeechobee Golf and
Country Club, will be held June
13-17 from 8 a.m. until noon each
The clinic is open for junior
golfers .between the ages of 7-12
only. Adam White, head golf
instructor, Bubba Mullins and Jim
Waldau will head up the clinic,

which will include golf instruc-
tion, practice and golf games.
There will be a tournament com-
petition on the final day.
The clinic is limited to the first
20 junior golfers. Beginner to
intermediate players will be
taught all aspects of the game,
including rules of golf and golf eti-
quette. The clinic will also provide
education literature, shirts and
Contact Adam White at (863)
763-6228 or Bridgette Waldau
(863) 467-7300 for information,
price and clinic application forms.
Or, visit their website at www.flori-
dajuniorgolf.org for information.

Courtesy photo
Softball champs
The Big 0 Drive-Thru team won the O.C.R.A.'s Darlings Division softball championship
for 2005. Team members were: (bottom row, left to right) Hannah Raulerson, Aubrey
Register, Ashley Boland, Maria Pena and Savannah Frady; (middle row) Cameron White,
Raina Robinson, Cassidy Watford, Abigail Lozano, Kaylen Fulford and (not pictured)
Julia Herrera. Coaches for tle team were (left to right) head coach Mike White and assis-
tant coach Randy Fulford.


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Lady Brahman hoopster Tierra Allen (left) received the
Most Valuable Player award from head coach Carey
Pung (right) for her outstanding performances during
this past season.
Tierra Allen wins MVP award
Tierra Allen was named, as the Most Valuable Player of this past
season's Lady Brahman basketball team.
Allen led the team in scoring with an average of 16.1 points per
game, and had a total of 322 points in 20 ball games.
The team finished the season with an 8-13 record. They held
three successful tournaments.
They will now focus on improving their skills byworking out over
the summer and attending Florida Southern's basketball camp.
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Community Events

Church plans vacation Bible school
Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church, 4212 U.S. 441 N., will
host vacation Bible school June 6-10, starting at 7 p.m. This year's
theme will be extreme adventure. Classes are for adults and chil-
dren. For information, call (863) 763-7743.

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 Mon-
day, June 6, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. All proceeds will go to the
Real Life Children's Ranch.

Clown class to begin
Another class of Junior Joeys will be held June 6-10 from 9
a.m. under the auspices of Toby the Clown Foundation. The class
will be taught at the Highland Shrine Club, 2606 S.R. 17 South, in
Avon Park. Junior Joeys are children between the ages of 8 and
15 who want to learn to become clowns. The foundation is non-
profit. The Optimist Club of Sebring and Jim's Auto Salvage are
sponsors of the program. A parent or guardian must sign an
application form and must accompany the child to and from
classes. Class size is limited and applications are currently being
taken. Applications can be picked-up at the foundation building
at 109 W Interlake Blvd. in Lake Placid, or downloaded from the
foundation's web page at www.tobysclownalley.com. For infor-
mation or enrollment, call Francis "Choo Choo" Yorio at (863)
465-2780 or Dennis 'Bobber' Koranda at (863) 382-9560.

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 Rauler-
son Hospital for a volunteer application. The deadline for submit-
ting 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 Wildlif6 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-

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)

Frank Attkisson to speak at dinner
The Republican Party of Okeechobee will be hosting its annu-
al 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 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 prelim-
inary contests, five finalists from across the country will compete
in the national finals in August. These five kids will compete for a
grand prize ofa $10,000 U.S. Savings Bond and a $1,000 donation
in the winner's honor to Children's Miracle Network. For infor-
mation, contact Erin LaBarge of the Salmon Borre Group Com-
munications at (847) 295-4235.

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

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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, May 27,
through Thursday, June 2, 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 "Madagascar" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "The Longest
Yard" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-


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) 462-4786.
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) 330-2227.
Church offers
lending library
You. are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library, on the corner of
northwest Second Street and Sec-
ond Avenue. Entertain or educate
yourself, using 486 audiocas-
settes, including audio books,
plus Christian romances and 575
videos. Prepare a paper on com-
parative religion, a book report,
programs for men, women or
children, a craft project or a Sun-
day school lesson. We use the
Dewey Decimal System, the same
as school and public libraries. As
a private library we can and do
preview our media. Currently, the
library is staffed Sunday from 9:30
a.m. until 12:30 p.m., and
Wednesday evening from 6 until 8
p.m. Contact Doris Entry at (863)
Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult basic
education/GED ,and English as a
second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center,.
2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday
and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8
a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole Reser-
vation, Brighton, Adults basic edu-
cation/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., 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.

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BASSET HOUND- Frostproof
area on 05/13/05. Call to
identity. (863)635-5833.
DOG, White & Brown, Male.
Found in SW area. Call to ID.
scribe. Leave message.
(863)610 -3920.

CAT, male, smokey gray, neu-
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DACHSHUND- Brown & gray
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Black & Brown, Lost Fri. 5/13
in vicinity of Whispering Pines.
LOST PEACOCKS (3), brown
females, Mosquito Creek
area. (863)467-1558 or

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

Sohiday Hours

The Classified Center
will be Open
8 AM 1 PM
on Monday,
May 30th, 2005
in Observance of
Memorial Day


Black/white, Missing since
May 14th, vic of Hwy 98 &
Civic Ctr. Family Pet, Please
call if found. REWARD
Lost: wajlet, vic. of Wal-
mart/Dairy Queen, REWARD!
PIT & LAB MIX- Male, Black,
little white on chest. Approx
251bs. Vic. near SW 10th St.
(863)763-7553 Reward.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!

ADULT HOUSE CAT 112/yr old
Spayed and housebroken
Free to good home
housebroke, loves kids &
other animals, to good lov-
ing home only.
John Deere 212
Lawn Tractor, 12 hp, Kohler,
No deck, not running. FREE.
MOBILE HOME- must move,
needs very little TLC,
(863)946-0670 or
Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by
selling them in the

27th-28th, Bam-1lpm, 25 8th
St, Buckhead Ridge. New
custom fishing rods & tack-
le, old tools, aquarium,
clothes, and lots of misc.

Fri. & Sat. May 27th & 28th,
8am-?, 3636 SE 21st Ave.
4 Family Sale,
Something for everyonell!!

Two Family
Sat., 5/28, 7am til 12 Noon,
2130 SW 22nd Circle South
Toys, furniture, lots of misc.


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Tropicana has a position for a Quality Control Lab Technician
to facilitate the utilization of testing and sampling processes to
maintain product quality, sanitation, HACCR and GMP
operations. The Technician will actively work to ensure
compliance with company policies and procedures.
One to three years experience in juice/beverage/food
manufacturing environment preferably in a quality control
function. Must be willing to work weekends and shifts.
Competitive compensation and benefits package including
insurance coverage for medical, dental, vision, life, and
disability. A paid vacation policy, holidays, sick days, pension
and 401 (k) retirement plans.
If you would like to be a part of our team and join our
successful company, mail your resume to:
Tropicana Products, Human Resources,
6500 Glades Cut-Off Road, Ft. Pierce, FL 34981
or fax to 772-429-6469. No phone call inquires please.
Drug-free workplace. EOE M/F/D/V.

Area's Fastest Growing RV Dealership
Great American RV's is in search of Individuals interested
in a career selling RV's. Experience in sales helpful, but not
necessary. Will train the right candidate.
6 day work week, Mon thru Sat. 9-5, Sun. 12-4.
Excellent pay with Benefits.
Apply in person
4300 Hwy 441.
Located beside
KOA Campgrounds

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

Housekeeping Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Activity Aid
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.
For Badcock Furniture
Will train. No phone calls.
Apply in person @
12 WN Park St.

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


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

Pharmacy Consultant
Pharmaceutical Services
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call (863) 357-2442 for more information
Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

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Needed for large dairy. Contact Ben at
McArthur Farms, Inc., Maintenance Shop,
1550 N.E 208th St., Okeechobee, FL 34972.
863-763-7233. Benefits include group health
insurance, profit sharing, and 401 (k).
Drug Free Workplace. E.O.E.

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

2 nd. Shift, Benefits Available.
Apply @ Syfrett Feed Co.
3079 NW 8th St., Okeechobee
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.

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

Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified

Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 20O

w/min. 3 yrs exp.
Dependable, clean DL, Good
pay, Company Truck,
Benefits, 401K, DFW
Okeechobee A/C 763-8391
All around maintenance per-
son to do lawns, wash
trucks, etc. 863-467-1717.
Daily work Daily pay
Report to Labor Finders 6am
105 SW 3rd Ave.
Busy Medical Office looking
for Front Office Professional
Fax resume 772-335-2119.
Earn Salary + Room & Board.
Weekends Off. Call for
information. 863-697-6047
60 ton American friction,
piling, materials, concrete
Bucket experience.

Experienced Construction
Workers Needed For
Petroleum Industry.
Pipe Fitters
Equipment Operators
Laborers & Helpers
Only Serious, Self
Motivated Need Apply.
Clean Driving Record.
Weekly travel req'd in Fla.
DFWR 401K,
Paid Holidays/Vacation.
Wilson's Petroleum

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

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The Okeechobee News
is seeking a full time
Outside Sales Consultant.
The right applicant will:
9 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
S- 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

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

Diamond R Fertilizer Co., Inc.
is looking for a F/T loader/
operator. Excellent benefits.
Apply in person @
710 NE 5th Ave.
Diamond R is a drug-free workplace.
Class A CDL
Benefits Available.
Apply @ Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St. Okeechobee
S 863-763-5586

Sign-Up Bonus
We are now accepting
applications for Cashier, Fuel
Attendant and Wrecker Driver
positions. Training will be
provided for responsible
people. We offer good pay,
rewarding work, benefits
and mileage reimbursement.
For a limited time, qualified
applicants who are hired will
receive a $200 sign-up
bonus. Apply at Ft. Drum
Citgo mm 184 Fl. Turnpike.
863-763-9383. DFWP

Maintenance Man needed.
Must have Class D
.For job description and duties
Call 863-467-0541

UV Sales dba iZone group
Has 4 seasonal (6/1/05-11/01/05) positions.
40 hp/w, 8-5. Okeechobee, Florida.
$11 p/h. High School & 1 yr. related experience.
Ability to lift 351bs, stand for several hrs continually.
Operate kiosk selling UV3 brand eye ware.
Sales to customers display & restock inventory.
Open/closes kiosks, deposits cash in bank.
Responsible for all phases of store operations.
Send resume to:
Agency for Workforce Innovation,
PO. Box 10869,.
Tallahassee, FL 32202.
Job order #FL-2654720

Walpole Feed
& Supply
Benefits avail. Apply at:
2595 NW 8th Street

Bartender & Cook
Call (863)763-8549
for interview

Must be able to work week
days & weekend evenings.
Apply at the American Legion
501 SE 2nd St. (aftpr 10 am).

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


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 Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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

Electricians &
Jimmy Pittman Electric,
Inc. a great employment
opportunity with competi-
tive pay and benefits
Headquartered in Clewiston
Is seeking experienced
Electricians, Foremen and
Please call our office to
inquiry 863-983-5450 or
fax resumes to

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

miokes yoV 0 ame iInfomed
mid lterestllg person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more successful

Shoes = $70
Trim = $25

Reasonable Rates
Licensed & Insured.

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

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

Opportunities Now Open in these Areas:


Okeechobee Must have a dependable
O Seed l ee car and provide excellent


service to our customers

Come in and fill out a contractors
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107 S.W. 17th St., Suite D, Okeechobee, FL.
ROOFINGDRYWALL Call Janet Madray at 863-763-3134 Ext. 233
30 years experience PITN
* All Types of Roofs Shd05
* 5 Year Warrantee DINING ROOM SET: 42x60 BIRD CAGE- large outdo
* Shingles Available STEEL BUILDING 30x40, Black Lacquer Table w/4 grey hanging wire cage wi
* Free Estimates $5000, you move. upholstered chairs. Good wood roof. 22x25x38 $2
* All Phases of Repair (863)634-9583 cond. $250 (863)467-6550 (863)357-8788.
Call Ray, Toll Free @ Dinin Room Set 7 C like CHIHUAHUA, Male, 5 month
Licen(877)999-3348 Stuart, FL new $2500 or best offer old. All shots & wormed. Cl
Licensed &MeInsuredl 0 863-801-1719 papers. $250 (863)763-27.
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3@ 37X52. $85 FOR ALL. Good condition. $50. DACHSHUND PUPS- AK
(863)357-8788. (772)528-7001 mini, (4 M), 2 choc/tan da
pie, 2 blk/tan, $350-$51
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets,/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
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

20K BTU Reverse Cycle,
window unit, $300 or best
offer (863)674-0467.

20 yrs old, runs, makes
noise, $200 neg.
(863)763-8833 days,
(863)763-4169 eve.
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
FREEZER- 15 cu. ft. $100. or
best offer. (863)763-3679.
Almond, 16 1/2 cucft Clean,
Runs Good. $125.
Fdgidaire, Uprght, 2 door,
white, runs great, $125.
STOVE, Gas, White. $150 Or
best offer. (863)357-3639
Good condition. $150 or best
offer. (863)467-7180
heavy duty, super capacity,
2 yrs. old, work great, $425.

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

10 Sheets 46"x46"
$50 for all or will separate

COOLER 6x8 walk in cooler
w/floor, good for drinks,
produce or hunters game
$2500 (239)657-3316
3 door, good for drinks or
produce.$800 (239)657-3316
TYPEWRITER, Memorywriter,
Xerox 6010 w/correction fea-
ture. Exc. cond. Works fine.
$35 (863)357-3779

Area Rug, 5x7, Safari Palm,
exc. cond., $50.

FANT SWING- Great condi-
tion. $30. 863-763-2413
BABY CRIB Oak color, grows
w/ child into youth bed $75
BOY'S CLOTHING- 4 boxes,
Premature to 9 mo. $150.
Will separate. 863-763-2413
CRIB, beautiful, dark wood,
sleigh style w/ mattress. $80
STROLLER Limo, double
baby stroller $40
(863)675-7306 ,
Toddler Bed, kids & infants
furniture & toys, newborn
clothes & up, $150. will sell
sep. (863)801-6031

RARE STAMPS-Legends of
the West error & corrected
sheets, in original collectors
cover $199 (863)532-9013
78's & 33's $100 for all or will
separate (863)763-6291

COMPAQ- '2000, HP 825
printer, access. $200. Great
Deal! (863)467-1704.

Econo Kiln 22"x25", Double
layer, runs great, easy to
move $450 (561)662-3335
Assorted styles in good
shape, $50 for all or will
separate. (863)763-6291
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
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table. chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
$300./all. (863)674-0467.
gray, must see, will deliver
locally, $60. 983-0950 Cle-
CUTTING BLOCK- roll around,
Good condition. $25.
DESK, Roll Top. Fair condi-
tion. $50 (863)467-4192
DINETTE SET, 4 chairs on
caster wheels. $50

oak, asking $125 or best of-
fer. (863)357-3773.
DR SUITE.,Ih :, :.'.'p table, 6
chairs, igrii', Linr,.i cabinet,
Loveseat, 6mos old, $250
will sep. (863)357-0916.
6' long, light oak color, $75
Good condition. $36. Will
separate (863)467-5477.
SPRING- King size, $275.
MOVING SALE- Apartment
Full of furniture Everything
Must Go! Cheap! Sale as a
lot. (863)763-1527.
RECLINER, Lazy Boy. Large.
$30 (863)357-3439
SLEEPER SOFA- Overstuffed
blue w/ floral print, Gently
used, Clean & comfortable,
$150 (863)357-0060.
Leather, light brown, fairly
new, great cond. $800
Early American, over 40 yrs
old, $100 or best offer
WATERBED- King size, ready
to set up. No headboard
$100. (863)763-6909.

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- Lincoln Town-
car, Good cond. Lights & ra-
dio $1600. Or best offer.
763-4149 or 561-758-4337

SMITH & WESON 357- Model
66, Stainless, Like new in
original box. Asking $500.

Call after 5pm
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
Pull Small Utility Trailer To:
126 SC. orto 177 NC. orto 177
& 181 VA. Leaving Around
Memorial Day, or After.

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

ARACANA CHICKS- (5) all for
$10. (863)675-4981.




AKC, health cert., blues, rusts,
& blacks $500
males, Blue parents on site,
$500-$750. (863)763-7045
or (863)634-2502.
FERRET, albino, spayed, neu-
tered, descended, with cage,
$50. (863)467-2702
FERRET- comes w-ni. a.
arid 100'i 11 i :. i alTaI
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BIT- asking $6.
PIT BULL PUPS- Brindle, 8
wks. old, ready to go, $350
(863)763-7446. .
PITBULL, Male, Brindle, 8
months old. Neutered w/all
shots. County license. $300
Don't Miss

This 0,ine
CKC, 4 Males & 1 Female, all
blue eyes, $500 each
(863)763-2749 Lv. Msg.

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

er, with attachments, $200.
Table top, portable
$30 (863)4.67-5477

BOWLING BALL- Ladies, Ayr-
way Mustang, Tan/Gold, mar-
bleized, ex. con $12.5 lb.
w/bag. $40 (863)357-3779
you disassemble & remove,
$25 (863)763-6468

SPEAKER- 10" in a box, 300
amp. $150. Or best offer.
SPEAKER- Planet Audio, 10"
in a box. 2 Air horns. $100.
Or best offer.

COLOR TV- 19", Good condi-
tion. $30. (863)532-8158
RADIO, Old Fashioned Look
Thomas Collectors Edition,
w/cassette. (863)467-4192

BAND SAW- Wilton, Good
condition. $200.
Floor model 1600,3/4 h/p, 16
speed. $100 or best offer
TOOLBOX, very Ig. Maximizer,
top, bottom & side cabinet,
as is including tools, $5000.

Scooter, $500. Or best of-
fer. (863)610-1500.


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


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Christmas Trees 7.15
Farm Equipment Ii'f.'
Farm Feed Prodct 8?10')
Farm Miscellaneoii : I 5
Farm Produce tr.-u0
Farm Services
O offered _5
Farm Supplies
Services Wanted ?e':
Horses -10
Supplies 4
Lawn 8 Garden t'.
Livestock 855
Poultry. Supplies ,i.
Seeds Plants
Flowers 865

84" Toro Turfmaster Diesel w/
hyd mower lift and hydrostatic
drive.$4000 (863)675-2392

$20. @.

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

HORSE Pasafina Gelding,
loves attention, does not
spook. $2500.
1/2 yrs old, green broke, very
sweet, $1500.

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

FLAG POLE- 20', 4 sections
Beautiful condition. $60.
firm. (863)675-6556
9 h/p, Wizard 6 h/p push
mower, Yard Machine weed
eater $300 (561)662-3335
Craftsman, like,new, $350
RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,
6 spd, 12.5HP, 38" deck,
$450, (863)357-0916.
RIMS (2) 21-20", Off of Front
of Massey Ferguson 253 4x4.
$300 for both. (863)674-5744
AG Tread, High traction, lug
size 14.9-28. $600 for the
pair. (863)234-1230

20 feet long with a new top,
(863)634-8960 after 5pm
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 Rentu20
Farm Property
Rent 925
House Rent o
Land Rent 92.
Resort Property -
Rent 9-45
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960

2 Person, $200 wk. + tax. &
$150 sec. dep. Non Smoking
Environment. (863)763-4638

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Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property- Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Forms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

South Georgia, 15,000 acres,
timber-merchantable & pre-
merchantable, owner be-
lieves it would convert to
cattle ranch, $1550 per
acre, Clark Investment Prop-
erties, 850-224-1854.

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

MobileHomes |

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

Four risers w/aluminum rail
$100 for both, will sep.
glass, 5 risers, 2 aluminum
rails, $350. (863)467-0506
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?

OKEECHOBEE- 3br/2ba,
DWMH, '01, w/Screened
Patio in Otter Creek, Horse
stalls & 5 acres avail.,
$1250/mo, 1st, Last, & Sec
Dep, (863)610-1171.
RENTA'L- Lg. furnished,
3br,2ba, DWMH, on Taylor
Creek, w/boathouse, near
Lock, short or long term
avail. (561)385-5979.

Recreation i

Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skil. 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATVs 3035

Abminum, w/trailer. $500
W/ trailer, vinyl top & 35 h/p
Evinrude motor. $1500
AIR BOAT- 440 engine, Runs
good. $2495.
AVENGER '86- 17' Bass boat
& tdr, 150 HP Johnson, runs
great, $2500 firm or trade
for ATV, etc..
BASS BOAT- 18' Fiberglass,
with custom hauler trailer.
115 HP Mercury motor. New
seat, pumps, trolling motor.
$3500 Neg. Call
BASS BOAT- '2004, 18' Triton,
30hrs, mercury 150hp. Ma-
rine Master trailer. Motor
guide trolling motor 71 bs
thrust. Digital. $17,000.

1986 with 150 h/p Mercury
Opti Max, low hrs w/trailer
$6000 (863)946-0307
GOLF CART- Yamaha Gaso-
line motor, Very nice.
$2000. (863)801-1666.
MERCURY '01, 25 HPR electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
MON-ARK 17 Ft. Includes
trailer & canopy to cover
boat. 1st $800 takes it.
No motor, no trailer$800

behind. $1200. Or best offer

BOAT TRAILER- 12-14ft, ask-
ing $150 or best offer.
MOTOR, Motur Guide: Trol-
ling, 12 volt, 47 lb. thrust.
Like new. $150
TRAILER For airboat 14'
good condition, new tires
600 or best offer
(863)634-8960 after 5pmr

Airboat Engine, Ground Pow-
er Unit, with 520 jugs, needs
modifying, $2000.

P bic Notice

T-TOP TOWER, with storage
bin, for center console boat,
stainless steel, $750.

HONDA BIG RED 200 1983,
$600 (863)675-3038
STATE- mint condition,
5750 miles, $2500
miles, 500 CC, $1200 or
trade. (863)612-0090
1500 1998, Back rest, wind-
shield, floorboards, Vance &
Hines Pipes, New tires, Exc.
condition. $6145 or best offer.

HONDA 300- 4 Wheel Drive.
Runs excellent. $2,200.


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

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Ice cold a/c & tow hitch
$1800 (863)675-4540 or
Good condition, approx 71k
mi, $800 (863)763-5418
Good condition, a/c,
runs good. $450.
(772)460-6488 after 6pm
BUICK REGAL- Presidential
Edition '88, 81K orig mi., 2.8
V6, auto, A/C, Nice car
$1250. firm 772-461-2629
CHEVY MALIBU, '98- 4cyl,
with AC, all power, great
condition & MPG, 155K,
$2000 (863)763-8969.
Runs good, good gas mileage
$500 (863)675-6423
FORD TAURUS 1989, 4 Door,
Runs great! $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
work, $500. or ,make an of-
f e r

Puli Notice

SEALED BIDS for Bid No. 2005-02 described as Annual Asphalt Resurfacing and
New Road Construction, will be received by the Board of County Commissioners
of Okeechobee County, Florida, Room 106, Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street,
Okeechobee, Florida 34972 until 3:00 p.m. local time, on Friday, June 10, 2005,
after which time the bids duly submitted will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Any bids received after the date and time specified will not be considered.
The work for which these bids are to be submitted consists of FDOT Type S-111 As-
phalt Paving of existing shell and paved roadways. All work, matenal installation
and maintenance of traffic shall comply with the Rorda Department of Transpor-
tation Standard Soecifications for Road and Bridae Construction 2004 Sections
300, 310, 320, 330, 331,. 333, 901, 902, 916, and 917 and the Manual on Uni-
form Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) (Latest Edition), as published by the Fed-
eral Highway Administration.
The contractor shall supply all labor, equipment, material and specialized machin-
ery for the performance of the work as shown in the bid document specifica-
The bid documents will be available at the County Administrators Office, 304 N.W.
2nd Street, Room 106, Okeechobee, Florida 34972 phone (863) 763-6441. All
bidders will be required to pick up these documents and the bid must be submit-
ted on the provided bid form(s) in accordance with the conditions contained in
the bid documents.
For the information of the bidders, this annual contract will consist of approximately
3,600 tons of 1 1/2 thick asphalt over existing shell roads and 15,4000 tons of
1" thick asphalt overlay of existing paved roads. The County makes no commit-
ment, either written or implied, as to quantity of work which may be authorized, if
any, during the period the bid is in effect. The contract may be extended for two
more years, in one-year increments, upon mutual agreement of the contractor
and the Board of County Commissioners.
The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any bid for any
reason whatsoever and to waive any irregularities and to accept the proposalss,
which in its sole judgment is in the best interest of Okeechobee County.

Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
58554 ON 5/27/05

Cold A/C, T-Tops, Runs
great! 110K, $3800.
TOYOTA TERCEL '89, $200.
or best offer.

cab, 5.9/360, auto, 109K, all
power, $9500.

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


Chevy 6 lug 22 in. KMC Venon
rims, with Toyo 305/40R22
tires, $1800. 863-634-3304
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.
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.,
draw tite, for full size Ford.
$40. (863)697-6812.

John Abne Jr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida

RIM- Low Profile Custom, Off
Honda Civic. 4 lugs, $250.
RIMS- 22", Spinner wire
wheels. $2000. or best offer
TIRES General, like new set
of P255/70R17 or
P205/75R15, $200.
TIRES, 2 New BFGoodwrench,
R1 AG Tread, Power Radial -
80. Size 11.2R-20. $400 for
both. (863)674-5744

Tagged. Racing motor.
Clean. Must see! $2500.
Firm. (302)335-3442
DODGE DAKOTA, '95- long
bed, w/cap, exc cond.,
$2700 or best offer.
FORD F150- '91, 4X4, With
tool box. Good shape.
$2500. Neg. (863)697-1198
FORD F250 DIESEL, '97- 4x4,
ext. cab, lifted, $12,000.
FORD F350 CAMPER, '75, A
Classic, great mechanical
condition, come check it
out, $2000 (863)824-0402
FORD RANGER '92- V6, cold
AC, solid body, replaced
motor, has 67K, $1750 neg.
(863)634-9620 Okeechobee
SWB-P/U excellent condition,
loaded/extras. Call for more
info. (772)873-1934

$1000 (863)634-6596
FORD EXPLORER, '97- 4x4,
runs great, $4500.

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Job Descriptions
In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Florida Stat-
utes, the Okeechobee County School Board will consider approval of Job De-
scriptions for the positions listed below. This will occur at the School Board
meeting on June 21, 2005. at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303, 700 S.W. 2nd Avenue.
Okeechobee, Florida.
TITLE: Coordinator of Staff Development
1. Master's Degree and certification in Administration/Supervision, Educational
Leadership, or School Principal;
2. Three (3) years successful experience in teaching or administration and
3. Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups;
4. Other qualifications as deemed necessary by the School Board,
TITLE: Coordinator of Network Systems
1. Bachelors Degree orhigher;
2. A minimum of five years in the technology field and a minimum of
A+ certification;
3. A working knowledge of a Wide Area Network (WAN) and its requirements;
4. Possession of a valid Flodrida drivers license;
5. Other qualifications as deemed necessary by the School Board.
TITLE: Director of Student Services
1. Florida certification in Administration/Supervision, Educational Leadership,
or School Principal;
2. Five (5) years experience in an administrative orsupervisory position;
3. Other qualifications as deemed necessary by the School Board.
TITLE: Director of K-12 Accountability and Assessment
1. Forida certification in Administration/Supervision, Educational Leadership,
or School Principal;
2. Five (5) years experience in administrative or supervisory position;
3. Other qualifications as deemed necessary by the School Board.
Adoption of these Job Descriptions will not affect individuals from an economic
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
57895 ON 5/27/05

The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) will receive Sealed Bids, for the purpose of
purchasing the following:
Tandem Wheel Utilfly Trailers
Detailed specifications are available upon request from the office of the Executive
Director, Okeechobee Utility Authority, 100 SW 5th Avenue, Telephone
863-763-9460, Facsimile 863-763-9036. The -QUA reserves the rr,, r ,.i
any or all bids and to waive formalities in any bid wherever such i ....
waiver is determined to be In the best interest of the OUA.
Bids must be delivered to Landon C. Fortner, Jr., Executive Director, on or before
3:00 PM on June 8, 2005. Bids shall be contained within a sealed envelope with
the bidders name clearly marked on the outside of the bid package. Additionally,
the sealed bid shall also be clearly marked as a sealed bid for the above listed
product or service.
Landon C. Fortner, Jr.
Executive Director
58275 ON 5/26-6/1/05

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

Dodge Caravan, '91, for parts
only, $400 or best offer.
SE, '90, red, nice body,
good condition, $2000
Minvan '98, 7 pass. 68K,
A/C, Auto, All Power, Exc
cond. $6300 863-467-0031
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!

Public Notices

Public Notice 50051
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

Public Auction will be held at Johns
Towing Service storage lot located at
704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeecho-
bee, Florioda 34972 on JUNE 10, 2005,
at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Stat-
ute 713.78 fur unpaid towing and
storage charges. Year, make, model
and vin are as follows.
VIN# 1FACP57U5PA276697
VIN# 2G2GN69A362274207
VIN# 1G1AW51R1H6173122
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. Seller reserves the
right of final bid. ALL SALES ARE FI-
Said automobiles will be sold in "As
Is" condition with no guarantee's.
58435 ON 5/27/05 .....

How do you find a fob
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified

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I~tbi Notice

Bid No. 2005-09
Notice is hereby given that Okeechobee County Florida, hereby requests sealed
bids to provide the following:
Chailink Fence installation at the Okeechobee County Airport Facility
2800 N. W. 20th Trail
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Contractor to provide and install:
Approximately 4,500 ft. of 711t. chainlink fence with alternate bid of 8' fencing
Fabric shall be galvanized 9 gauge with 2 inch squares
Line posts shall he galvanized 2x9' schedule #40 spaced 10' on center
Terminal posts shall be galvanized 21/2" x 10' schedule #40
Toprail shall be galvanized 1 5/8" schedule #40
7 gauge tension wire attached to bottom of fence
Class IIl barbed wire on top of fence
16' double gate constructed of galvanized 1 5/8" schedule #40
4" single walk gate constructed of galvanized 1 5/8" schedule #40
Gate posts shall be galvanized 4" x 10" schedule #40
All posts to have concrete sufficient to support lence structure
Fencing to follow existing grade
Any permits required will be the responsibility of the contractor
Contractor is to verify existing field conditions
Sealed bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope bearing the name and address
of the proposer and the words "CHAINLNK FENCE INSTALLATION AIRPORT,
BID NO. 2005 09" marked clearly on the outside. Upon award of project, suc-
cessful bidder will be required to furnish:
(a) Certificates of insurance coverage's with minimum $100,000 coverage for
Workers Compensation; (b) $300,000 minimum commercial general liability
coverage; $100,000 minimum fire damage liability coverage with "Okeechobee
SCounty" listed as an additional insured; (c) Copies of licenses of all contractors
involved in project.
For more information, contact Tony Ard, Director of Facilities Maintenance at
(863) 357-7007.
The sealed bids shall be delivered to:
Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners
304 North West 2nd Street, Room 106
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Deadline Tuesday June 7th, 2005, 3pm
Bids received afterthat time will be unopened.
Okeechobee County accepts no responsibilities for any expense related to prepara-
tion or delivery of proposals, reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, to
waive errors or informalities and to accept the proposal; which, in its judgment,
best serves the County's needs.
Okeechobee County is an EOE/Drug Free Workplace

Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Okeechobee Board of
County Commissioners

John W. Abney, Sr, Chairman
Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners

58544 ON 5/27/05

Okeechobee County School Board Policies
In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120 Forida Stat-
utes, notice is hereby given that the Okeechobee County School Board wil
consider amendment of the School Board policy listed below at their meeting
on Tuesday, June 8, 2004, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of the School Board Ad'
ministrative Office at 700 S. W. Second Avenue, Okeechobee. Copies of the
proposed policy amendment are available in the School Board Office located at
700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Room 307.
Amendment of Okeechobee County School Board Policy 6.31 Terminal Pay
A. This policy governs terminal compensation for accumulated sick leave.
B. This policy is being amended to comply with Florida Statutes.
C. The legal authority for this policy is ES. 1001.41; 1012.22; 1012.23.
Laws implemented are FS. 1001.43; 1012.61.
D. This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
57900 ON 5/27/05

Okeechobee County School Board
Executive Session
Union Negotiations
The Okeechobee County School Board
will meet in closed Executive Session
on Tuesday, May 31, 2005, at 5:30
p.m., in the office of the Superinten-
dent of Schools located at 700 S.W.
2nd Avenue, Okeechobee. The meet-
ing is between the School Board, their
attorney, negotiator, and Superinten-
dent of Schools in preparation for con-
tract negotiations with both the
teacher and the classified employee
bargaining units.
At 9:00 a.m. on June 9, 2005, the
School Board will enter contract nego-
tiations with the Union. The negotiat-
ing sessions are open to the public
and will be held in Room #303 of the
School Board Administrative Office at
700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Genia Arbogast
Secretary to the Superintendent
Telephone: 863-462-5000, Ext. 226
(Suncom 761-5000)
Fax: 863-462-5151
(Suncom 761-5151)
57600 ON 5/24,27/05



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Community Events

Treasure Island church plans VBS
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., invites all chil-
dren kindergarten through sixth grades to join us at vacation Bible
school June 20-24 from 5 until 8:15 p.m. VBS creates a fun and exciting
safari atmosphere where children will have a great time singing,
watching skits, creative crafts, playing games and getting to know God
through prayer. Along with VBS for the little ones, we will be offering a
parent seminar entitled Making Your Children Mind Without Losing
Yours. For information call (863) 763-0550.

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.egistration 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.

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 next meeting will be Thursday, June 23, to discuss "Before
Women Had Wings" Connie Fowler. If you have questions or would
like more information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

Red Cross offers babysitting course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch is offering a
babysitter's training course on Saturday, June 25, from 9 a.m. until 3
p.m. This is a great course for any young person wanting to baby sit
during the summer. Infant/child CPR and FA basics are covered in this
course. The cost is $25. If your child is interested in taking the course,
call the office at (863) 763-2488.

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 and Martin counties to represent the best interest of abused,
abandoned and neglected 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.

-Application available for ESE scholarships
The Okeechobee County School Board Exceptional Student Educa-
tion Department has sent out letters to parents of ESE students that
may be eligible for John McKay scholarships. An eligible student is a
child that has an active IEP, and was enrolled in public school in Okee-
chobee during both the October and February child counts. The schol-
arship can be used to attend a private school that accepts the students,
or students may attend another public school that has a similar pro-
gram. There is an application process that can be accessed through
the internet at www.fldoe.org. For information, call Cathleen Blair, ESE
director, at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255. The deadline for applications is
July 3.

Dates for fall bazaar announced
The annual Fall Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show and Sale sponsored by
Xi Nu Sigma, the Avon Park Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, is scheduled for
Saturday, Oct. 1, at Donaldson Park in Avon Park. Proceeds from this
fundraiser are used throughout the year for community projects. Past
proceeds have been used to purchase canned goods and blankets for
the Sun Room, Avon Park Church Service Center, scholarships and
donations to the juvenile diabetes fund. Vendor applications are now
being accepted. Contact Linda Dalke, 1608 Booth Drive, in Sebring; or,
call Lynn Cloud at (863) 382-4487 or (863) 381-5680.

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 arid 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 Can-
dace at the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling
(863) 763-2488.

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

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

Back to School supply drive starts
The Shared Services Network's Community Collaborative Coun-
cil is sponsoring its annual Back to School supply drive for Okee-
chobee's children in foster care.
These supplies will be given to the children in Okeechobee dur-
ing their annual foster care picnic just before school starts. The chil-
dren are in need of: pencils, pens, markers, colored pencils,
crayons, highlighters, notebook paper, construction paper, folders,
binders, pencil boxes, lunch boxes, backpacks, glue, scissors,
rulers, erasers, index cards and calculators. For information on
becoming a foster parent, call the Hibiscus Foster Parent Training
Program at (800) 403-9311. Supplies may be taken to the 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 Commerce at (863) 763-6464.

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 1
until 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 until 9 p.m.
(family night swim); Aug. 8 Oct. 30: Tuesday through Friday from 4
until 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Sunday from 1 until
5 p.m. The pool is not open during school hours. When school is in
session the pool is used for physical education and other school-
related activities. For information, contact the pool office at (863)

14 The Okeechobee News, Friday, May 27, 2005

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