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Vol. 96 No. 137 Tuesday, May 17, 2005 50N Plus tax


Brief

Brahmans to play
Regional Finals
The Brahman baseball
team will take on Boca Raton
on Tuesday, May 17, at 7 p.m.,
at Sugar Sand Park, 300 South
Military Trail, Boca Raton. The
winner of this game will com-
pete in the State Final Four
tourney in Sarasota.


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Top school related employee: Margaret Copeland


Frost takes
Headturners tourney
Twenty-eight anglers left
Okee-Tantie Marina at daylight
on Saturday to compete in the
two-day Headturners3.com
bass tournament. When they
returned late in the afternoon,
all 28 had fish in their live
wells, with 27 catching their
five-fish limit.
Tim Arnold came to the
scale with 19.78 lbs. of Lake
Okeechobee largemouths to
take the lead. He was fol-
lowed by.Mel Stone in second
with 15.52; Tom Morse in third
with 13.68 and George Green
and Jim Medlin tied for fourth
with 13.50 lbs. of fish.
Sports, Page 8


Drought Index
Current: 241
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.41 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
13.58 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

Index
Classifieds .. .10-12
Comics ............ 9
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... 10
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion . ... .4
Speak Out ...... .. ..4
Sports ............. 8
TV .............. .11
Weather ...... . .. 2
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Staff photo/Pete Gawda
Okeechobee County.School Board Member Gaye Carlton (left) presents Okeechobee
High School Principal Gary Kirsch (right) with a plaque signifying that this year's
teacher of the year is on the faculty of his school. This was one of the awards present-
ed at the Teacher Recognition Banquet held Saturday night at the K.O.A. Convention
Center.

Leidy wins Teacher of the Year


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It was a night of recognition
and entertainment. Teachers and
school employees gathered to
honor their own and view a sur-
prise performance by Elvis Presley.
The occasion was the 33rd
annual Teacher of the Year (TOY)
Recognition Banquet held Saturday
night at the K.O.A. Convention
Center.
Entertainment was provided by
Famous Faces, a rock and country
revue made up of big name enter-
tainer impersonators.
Jim Leidy, language arts teacher
at Okeechobee High School, was
named the 2004-05 Okeechobee
County District Teacher of the Year.,
Margaret Copeland, a book-
keeper at Yearling Middle School,
was named the 2004-05 Okee-
chobee County District School
Related Emplo. %ee of the Year.
"It takes a community to teach a
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Staff photo/Pete Gawda
David Williams (left) chairman of the Okeechobee
County School Board, presents Okeechobee High
School language arts teacher Jim Leidy with the 2004-
2005 Okeechobee County District Teacher of the Year
Award. The presentation took place at the Teacher
Recognition Banquet held Saturday night at the K.O.A.
Convention Center.


Public grants



for storm help


tops $1 billion


By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
With the upcoming start of
the 2005 hurricane season less
than two weeks away, residents
are only reminded of the devas-
tation that last year's four-hurri-
cane season caused within the
local community and across the
state.
Residents are gearing up and
looking at the current season
with uncertainty -preparing for
the worst and hoping for the


best.
For some, preparations are
being made before the repairs
from 2004 are even completed.
The damage from hurricanes
Charley, Frances, Ivan and
Jeanne sent over 1.2 million
Floridians to federal and state
governments to apply for assis-
tance to recover losses from the
storms.
Resident and business own-

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By MaryAnn Morris
Saving the old Basinger
school building was the main
subject of the May meeting of
the Okeechobee Historical Soci-
ety on Monday. Dr. Patricia
Cooper, superintendent of
schools for Okeechobee County
reported the substance of the
engineering report done free of
charge by engineer Keith
Kiplinger. The structural integrity
of the building has been com-
promised by structural cracking,
weather and termite damage,
but a number of alternatives can
be explored to save the building.
The building is stucco in a
very attractive Mission style pop-
ular in the 1920s and early 1930s.
It is on two acres owned by the
school board surrounded by
pastures. Access to the building
is therefore an issue and moving
it to the Basinger Community


Center property (owned by the
county) is one alternative being
discussed. Building a driveway
to the present location may be
another alternative.
Dr. Cooper will request con-
sideration of the Okeechobee
County School Board at their
next meeting to ask the school
board's attorney to approach the
owner of the surrounding pas-
tures regarding the various alter-
natives.
The Historical Society is also
organizing a reunion for the
Okeechobee High School gradu-
ating classes of 1921 through
1959 to take place this fall Nov.
12 at the Shrine Club. This will
be a brunch, but some individ-
ual classes may have parties of
their own the night before or
after the brunch. Members of
the Historical Society will be
working on this event over the
summer.


Staff photo/Debra Smythe
Serious accident
This truck landed on its side after rolling over as a result of an accident on U.S. 441
N. Monday afternoon, said Deputy Brian Hagan of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office. Dep. Hagan said the end result of an accident between two cars traveling in
the northbound land of U.S. 441 was the rolling over of the truck. The truck, he said,
was traveling in the southbound lane. The number of injuries, the names of those
involved and those requiring medical attention was not known as of newspaper
press time. At least one person was airlifted to St. Mary's Hospital in West Palm
Beach, said Dep. Hagan. The accident is still under investigation.


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Continued From Page 1
ers whose properties were dam-
aged or destroyed during the hurri-
canes are all too familiar with the
Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA).Over a half million
visited one of the FEMA Disaster
Recovery Centers set up to assist
with applications for relief through
FEMA, and also through the Small
Business. Administration (SBA)
who authorized $1.74 billion in low
interest loans for disaster recovery
to homeowners, renters and busi-
nesses.
For public businesses and facili-
ties, more than 2,700 applied for
federal assistance to make repairs
in the counties which the president
declared eligible for disaster assis-
tance. Restoration projects to
rebuild public facilities are under
way state-wide, with federal aide in
the form of public assistance grants
to Florida government agencies
topping $1 billion for the 2004 hur-
ricanes.
The federal government will
pay for 90 percent of the eligible
cost for emergency repairs and per-
manent restoration, while state and


local governments will pay the
remaining 10 percent.
FEMA has also approved over
$1.17 billion for restoration to per-
sonal property losses through the
agency's Individuals and House-
hold Program (I.H.P). More than
$600 million of the total amount
approved is to cover assistance for
repair and replacement of personal
property, transportation, funeral
expenses, medical and other costs
related to the hurricanes. Also, over
a half billion dollars from IHP paid
for lodging expenses, rental assis-
tance and home repairs to dis-
placed residents.
FEMA has recently released
information on how funds for assis-
tance are being disbursed in a
county-by-county breakdown.
In Okeechobee County, with a
population of 35,910, 11,718 resi-
dents and business owners applied
for assistance that's at a rate of
more than 93 percent. Of the
12,593 occupied households with-
in the county, 9,759 registered for
assistance with the I.H.P to recover
individual losses from the storms.
To date, of those claims regis-
tered, 7,194 have been deemed eli-
gible and checks have already been
disbursed totaling over $18 million.


More than 27,000 of the Florida
residents who were displaced dur-
ing the hurricanes still reside in
11,000 mobile homes and travel
trailers provided by FEMA through-
out Florida. That number is down
from the more than 16,000 trailers
originally placed on private proper-
ty, or leased temporary housing
sites in Florida through FEMA.
Locally, over 400 temporary
housing units are still in place with-
in Okeechobee County. Residents
still residing in temporary housing
units leased through FEMA, are
now in jeopardy of losing their
housing.
"FEMA officials have been con-
ducting interviews over the past
few weeks with displaced residents
to determine if they have a plan in
place to repair or replace their
storm damaged homes," said
Okeechobee County Emergency
Management Director Gene
O'Neill. "If they-are already in the
process of repair, FEMA officials
will consider extending leases on
temporary housing on an individ-
ual basis.
"If residents do not have a plan
in motion for repair," he continued,
"they will be subject to eviction as
the leases come to an end."


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child," said Superintendent of
Schools Dr. Pat Cooper in her open-
ing remarks. "Each of us plays a
critical role in the training and
admonition of a child. We are here
to celebrate the role you play.
"Our vision here is achieving
excellence," she added. "Thank
you for helping us reach that vision
in all that you do."
When Mr. Leidy first came to
Okeechobee, he thought he would
last until the end of the year. That
was 16 years ago.
"This is where I am supposed to
be," he said.
Mr. Leidy mentioned the influ-
ence of his grandfather, who was a
superintendent of schools, and his
grandmother, who was a teacher.
"We have not chosen the teach-
ing profession, it has chosen us,"
Mr. Leidy told the assembled teach-
ers and school district employees.
He said the answer to the ques-
tion "Why are we here?" is "Where
else would we be?"
The remaining 10 teacher of the
year candidates were: Glenda
McBride, Central Elementary
School; Christine Fuller, Everglades
Elementary School; Madilynn
Emmick, Exceptional Student Edu-
cation; Elizabeth McDeavitt, New
Endeavor; Deanne Wilcox, North
Elementary School; Daniel
Thomas, Okeechobee Freshman
Campus; Melanie Stinnett, Osceola
Middle School; Pattie Padgett,
Seminole Elementary School;
Deanne Brewer, South Elementary
School; and Buddy Mills, Yearling
Middle School.
Mr. Leidy, who has been teach-
ing fro 22 years, has been at Okee-
chobee High School since 1989. In
October of 1998, he received the
Outstanding Teacher Award from
the University of Chicago.
In January of 1999, Mr. Leidy
received the Master Teacher Award
at Okeechobee High School, and in
February of 2000 he was named to
"Who's Who Among America's
Teachers".
In 1992, 1999 and in 2004 he
was Okeechobee High School's
Teacher of the Year.
In addition to his teaching
duties, Mr. Leidy is sponsor of the
Beta Club, the Poetry Club, coordi-
nator of the senior slide show pres-
entation and administrator of the
10th grade computer-based writing
lab.
OHS Principal Gary Kirsch, in
his recommendation letter,
described Mr. Leidy as "...an


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enthusiastic, energetic teacher
who throws himself wholly into
whatever project he is involved
with..."
Mrs. Copeland was selected
over 11 other applicants: Bruce
Barriault, Central Elementary
School; Joe Gaucin, Everglades
Elementary School; Joanne
Thomas, Exceptional Student Edu-
cation; Sherman Goodman, main-
tenance/transportation depart-
ments; Terry Griffin, New
Endeavor; Kay Bartlett, North Ele-
mentary School; Frances Hall,
Okeechobee Freshman Campus;
Traci Wilderman, Okeechobee
High School; Rene Wilson, Osceo-
la Middle School; Judy Reed, Semi-
nole Elementary School; and Faye
Walker, South Elementary School.
Mrs. Copeland and the other 11
nominees represented over 100
years of service to the district and
the community.
Mrs. Copeland began working
in the district in the late '70s as a
clerical aide, and rose through the
ranks. She currently takes care of
the internal accounts at Yearling
Middle School and does the pur-
chasing.
Mrs. Copeland, who has been
with the school district 24 years,
will retire after this school year.
"It takes all of us to make this
school system what it is," she said.
"I'm humbled, but I'm very hon-
ored."
She described herself as a
behind-the-scenes person.
Yearling Middle School Principal
Brian Greseth described Mrs.
Copeland as the "...backbone of
Yearling Middle School."
"She's not only an excellent
bookkeeper, but she has a wealth
of knowledge of the school. She is
an extreme asset," he added.
Assistant Superintendent Zella
Kirk recognized this year's class of
National Board Certified teachers:
Vicki Goggans, Yearling Middle
School; Andrea Hortman, Yearling
Middle School; Lori Howard, Cen-
tral Elementary School; and
Colleen O'Bannon, Seminole Ele-
mentary School.
Mr. Kirsch was presented the
school plaque signifying that this
year's teacher of the year is on the
faculty at his school.
Following the recognition the
crowd was entertained by imper-
sonators doing the hit songs of Elvis
Presley, Buddy Holly, Willie Nelson,
Loretta Lynn, Reba Mclntire and
Bette Midler.
At the urging of Buddy Holly, Dr.
Cooper donned a pair of Mr. Holly's
trademark black-rimmed glasses,
strapped on a guitar and joined
him in a song.


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Area lawmakers celebrate



successful 2005 session


Tallahassee-"With the com-
pletion of the 2005 Session, one of
the most important things I will do
in the coming weeks is return
home and explain how the legisla-
tion we passed over the last 60 days
will affect the communities and
constituents I represent," explained
Senator Alexander. "At the end of
Session, I make a point to not only
disseminate how specific legisla-
tion will affect my district, but also
how certain bills will affect, the
entire state. I think it is important
for our citizens to understand the
direction in which the state as a
whole is moving." ,
One of the Legislature's major
accomplishments at the statewide
level is the passage of a compre-
hensive and balanced budget,
which allocates a total of $63.1 bil-
lion to fund services and programs
across the state. Reflecting fiscal
responsibility, accountability, and
efficiency, the budget includes ahis-
toric $1. billion incr eae for Flori-
Sda's fcijuniir1 foT'_. hich.
makes an Lrnciease ,1 p.-. elt,last
,,year's funding. The budget further
appropriates $...1 million in new
General Revenue to implement the
voluntary Pre-K program for 4 year
olds, in addition to providing $35.8
million in additional funding for the
Bright Futures program,. a 13%
increase over last year. Other high-
lights include an appropriation of
$1.14 billion for Medicaid price level
increases in reimbursement rates
for institutional facilities, including
rural health clinics, as well as
$725.9'million to fund Florida's
Medicaid workload increase.
"We -took a joint approach to
passing meaningful legislation,"
remarked Representative Attkisson,
"It was real team work!"


The Legislature passed several
measures which will impact Hard-
ee, Highlands, DeSoto, Glades,
Okeechobee, Polk, and St. Lucie
counties. For example, legislation
entitled the "Lake Okeechobee Pro-
tection Program" seeks to acceler-
ate the implementation of the Lake
Okeechobee Plan in order to more
quickly meet the goals and objec-
tives of the plan. The bill also estab-
lishes the Legislature's intent to pro-
vide funding on a continual basis in
order to implement the plan.
"The health of Lake Okee-
chobee is directly linked to the eco-
nomic well-being of Florida," noted
Senator Ken Pruitt (R-Port St.
Lucie), a major architect of the bill.
Another bill affecting area coun-
ties allocates $3.5 million for a rural
hospital capital improvement grant
program. Likewise, lawmakers
passed transportation and eco-
nomic development measures
which seek to assist small and rural
counties.
Among these bills is the provi-
sion of $25 million for the Small
County Resurfacing Assistance Pro-
gram and $5.4 million for the Small
County Outreach Program.
Additionally, as Chairman of the
Senate Education Appropriations
Committee, Senator Alexander
played a key role in ensuring that all
of Florida's counties receive equal
funding for education, instead of
certain counties receiving addition-
al funding due to cost of living fac-
tors.
"It is time to adopt a broader
vision of our education policies,
including a fair overhaul of school
funding," noted Senator Alexander.
"It is critical that we work to ensure
fair and adequate funding for all dis-
tricts, instead of some districts


receiving additional money at the
expense of others. Working to
resolve the issues surrounding
school funding was one of many
challenges that the Legislature suc-
cessfully tackled this year,"
explained Senator Alexander. "We
took a joint approach to passing
meaningful legislation," remarked
Representative Attkisson, "It was
real team work!"
Below is a list of projects funded
for Okeechobee County:
Okeechobee:
K-12 Total Funds:
$44,214,438 (increase of 10.89%)
K-12 Total Funds per
unweighted student: $5,909.84
(increase of 7.24
Okeechobee County
Stormwater, Pump Conveyance
System (Hurricane Project):
$1,500,000
Small County Courthouse
Facilities Renovations & Repairs:
$300,000
$* Okeechobee Canal Clean-Up -
Project (Water Project): $100,000
Okeechobee Wastewater
Expansion & Improvements
(Water Project): $450,000
"While it is an honor to travel to
Florida's capital city to represent my
constituents, I truly enjoy the
opportunity to come home at the
end of Session, meet with con-
stituents, and take the time to
explain how the legislation that we
passed during Session will affect
them. I strongly believe that efforts
to keep citizens informed, up-to-
date, and involved in the legislative
process is beneficial not only to our
local communities, but to the entire
State of Florida," concluded Sena-
tor Alexander.


Courtesy photo/Okeechobee Main Street
Beautification plan
On Saturday, May 14, Okeechobee Main Street, in cooperation with the sheriff's department
and the city fire department, replanted the stone pots on S.W. Park St., between S. Parrott
Ave and S.W. Third Street. The hurricane-damaged plants were replaced with palm trees and
flowers. This is the pilot project for Main Street's matching fund program for facades and
beautification. The matching fund program allows Main Street to match funds donated by
the business/property owner up to a pre-determined amount. Frank Altobello agreed to par-
ticipate in this project and Main Street matched his donation.


Summer food service program for children


The Okeechobee County
School Food Service Department
will sponsor the Summer Food Ser-
vice Program at school sites from
June 14th through July 15th. Meals
will be provided to all children
without charge. Acceptance and
participation requirements for the
program and all activities are the
same for all regardless of race,
color, national origin, gender, age
or disability, and there will be no
discrimination in the course of the
meal service. .
South Elementary Schools will
serve breakfast from 8:30 until 9
a.m. and snack from 11:20 until
11:40 am.


High School breakfast from 8
until 8:20 a.m. and snack from 11
until 11:20 a.m.
From June 14 thought July 8,
Osceola Middle school will be serv-
ing breakfast from 8:45 until 9:15.
a.m. and lunch from noon until
12:30 p.m.
Interested parents must register
their child/children for the food
program. Registration will be held
on Thursday, May 26, from 7:30
a.m. until 4 p.m. at the School Food
Service Office located at 3150 N.W.
10th Terrace. Meal. serving times
will be provided at the time of regis-
tration. Parents must provide trans-
portation for their child/children


and are required to stay with their
child/children during the meal.
If you have any questions,
please contact the School Food Ser-
vice Office at (863)462-5148.
Any person who believes he or
she has been discriminated against
in any USDA-related activity should
write or call immediately to:
USDA
Director, Office of Civil Rights
Room326-W
Whitten Building
14th & Independence Avenue S.
W Washington, DC 20250-9410
(202)720-5964 (voice or TDD)


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Family resemblance
The family resemblance is notable between 5-year-old
Candace McGlamory and her mother Barbara. Mrs.
McGlamory was filling out paperwork on Saturday for the
Masonic Lodge's child identification program. In the
Lodge's annual event, children are videotaped, finger-
printed and photographed. Parents are given the video
tape as well as a floppy disc containing the child's pho-
tograph and fingerprints.


Obituary


Nancy L. Mayo
Nancy L. Mayo, age 73, of
Okeedhobee, died Saturday, May
14, 2005' at her residence. She was
born Nov. 28, 1931, in Wheeling,
W.Va. Mrs. Mayo had been a resi-
dent of Okeechobee since 1994.
She was a member, of the VFW
and American Legion.
Survivors include: her beloved
husband of 20 years, Gene Mayo
of Okeechobee; son, Elwood S.
Bernas of Port Townsend, Wash.;


daughter, Cheryl L. Allan of
Alexandria, Va.; and, granddaugh-
ter, Christina.
Friends may call at the Buxton
Funeral. Home on Wednesday,
May 18, from 5 until funeral serv-
ice time at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
,All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


ORLANDO As a result of
decreased volume and people's
continued recovery and focus
on the upcoming hurricane sea-
son, the last three disaster recov-
ery centers (DRCs) in the state
closed May 13.
"It's a great sign of progress,
that Floridians are moving
ahead with their lives," said Bill
Carwile, federal coordinating
officer for the U.S. Department.
of Homeland Security's Federal
Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA), commenting
on the closings and their impor-
tant contributions to recovery.
"The face-to-face help provid-
ed by recovery specialists at the
DRCs was the kind of assistance
Floridians needed to help them
move on with their lives," Car-
wile said. "The DRC closings are
a clear indication that the need
for their services has declined
and residents are getting back to
a more normal way of life for
themselves and their families."
When the first DRC' opened


in Port Charlotte on Aug. 17, of
last year, four days after Hurri-
cane Charley hit Florida, no one
could have predicted that it was
the beginning of an unprece-
dented hurricane season that
would also include Frances, Ivan
and Jeanne.
Since then, FEMA and the
State Emergency Response
Team (SERT), opened 196 DRCs
in 47 counties in Florida and
have provided more than
589,300 disaster assistance
.applicants with vitally needed
program and service informa-
tion. At peak operation, in
November 2004, there were 52
DRCs operating statewide.
"Hundreds of thousands of
Floridians have been helped by
visiting DRCs," said Craig Fugate,
state coordinating officer. "The
recovery centers have proved to
be a valuable resource for our
residents and are examples of
FEMA's and the state's commit-
ment to the recovery process."
DRCs closed at 6 p.m. East-


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ern Daylight Time, Friday, May
13, in Lake Wales and Port Char-
lotte, and at p.m. Central Day-
light Time in Pensacola.
The Lake Wales DRC opened
Aug. 21 of last year and served
28,551 applicants. The Port
Charlotte DRC opened Nov. 15,
and served 8,572 applicants.
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2, and served 38,573 applicants.


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The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, May 17, 2005


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Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.

Commercials
"I see where someone in the Speak Out agrees with too many
commercials. I think they should cut down on them. Right now it
is five minutes of news and 45 minutes of commercials. Tell them
to cut it out so we can watch news once in a while."

Hurricane Protection
"As hurricane season is approaching, I was wondering if some-
one could help me out. I would like to cut plywood for my win-
dows and I was wondering if there is a way to fix them to where it
would be easy to put them up and take them down and not keep
drilling holes in my place. I want something that will hold them up
securely. Does anyone have any ideas on this subject?"

Traffic Lights
"As a resident of the new north 441 area I travel 441 roads twice
a day, seven days a week. It would be more informative to the
reading public, for someone from the Okeechobee News to get in
their car and travel 441 to see if the new school lights blink yellow
when school is not in session, before they accept DOT's word. We
are stopped by the red lights every Sunday we have endured
the one-way travel and all the obstacles." (Editor's Note: Thanks
for calling. We spoke with the Florida Department of Transporta-
tion (DOT) and they have learned, and verified, that the light is not
functioning properly. It is operating as a full-function traffic light,
instead of only flashing caution during non-school hours. We
were told someone from DOT will be here Wednesday to adjust
the light. DOT also told us to thank whoever it was from Okee-
chobee that called them and told them about the problem.)

Snowbirds
"You sure can tell our wonderful winter residents have gone
home, we don't have anything in Speak Out anymore."

Obligations
"Recently George Bush got a law enacted that will make peo-
ple pay for their personal debts and not declare bankruptcy. Well
surprise, now the government is trying not to pay some of its
Social Security obligations. What about that Republicans?"

Lights
"This is in regard to the lights at Okeechobee High School.
They are red and then they will turn green and this is at 9, 10 and
11 o'clock at night. And on the weekends they are the same thing.
They are not caution lights on the weekends or at night, which
they should be caution lights."

Graffiti
"Thank you boys and girls for coming and doing the work in
Basswood. The boys that caused all this graffiti and their parents
should have been with you all doing the cleanipg..Whal are they
going to do, slap their wrist and let them go with rno ail time or
anything?" (Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. In regard to.the graf-
fiti situation in Basswood, there have been twd arrests.'One, a
juvenile, was released to his parents. The other, an adult, is still in
jail under a $50,000 bond.)

Grits and Fish
"How about that Methodist church serving that Habitat for
Humanity fish dinner with grits like they should be. Way to go."

Airboat Accident
"It really is good to know that someone besides me thinks
there is a skunk in the wood pile concerning the airboat accident.
That man prosecutes people everyday for. doing what he did, but
I'll bet ne won't get prosecuted. He probablywon't even get a slap
on the hand because of his position. I wonder how many people
were given hush money so it will all be buried. I think the gover-
nor should be let in on this."


Neighbor
"This is about my neighbor across the street. If you want to see
something beautiful: he has put in the most beautiful garden and
the most beautiful flowers. Really, I would like someone to take a
picture of it. Also, he is just the nicest guy."

Trash
"I agree with the Speak Out about the trash on 36th Street in
Basswood. I live here and I don't like it. You can watch them go
back and forth getting food which is alright, but throwing their
garbage on the road side is what we have trouble with. We are
tired of it and are going make it stop."




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Courtesy photo/Joe Paige

Looking Back ...
A Standard Oil service station was located on South Parrott Avenue at the corner of Southwest Fourth Street. At the time
of its construction, it was the first service station after exiting the toll booth of the Conners Highway, located farther
south on U.S. 441 S. It was operated at the time of this photo by S.C. 'Boss' Paige (1891-1957) and his family. It was later
operated by Martin Hancock (1904-1982) This picture was published in "Strolling Down Country Roads" by Twila Valen-
tine and Betty Chandler Williamson in 1993. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee cit-
izens? If so, bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you wait. Or,
you can e-mail the photo and information about the photo to okeenews@okeechobee.com.


Upcoming Events

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third
St.at 8 p.m.
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m. in the conference room at The Gather-
ing, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., for a weekly 12-step recovery and support group
meeting for women overcoming chemical dependency. For information, call
(863) 467-1112 or (863) 357-4418.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W.'Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.There is Census, IGI (Interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.
Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how to see your
world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive. Registration is
$20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information.
Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interested are invit-
ed. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the fel-
lowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For informa-
tion, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member is
welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring, many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone is
welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is located next
to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group that offers support and
education for people who have been diagnosed with clinical depression,
bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
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.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-Mart
parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car you may
have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while you listen to
the great oldies music.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beauty Salon
located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public service program
to help women with cancer by teaching them beauty techniques to diminish
appearance-related side effects of treatment. R.S.V.P. to (863) 467-2096 or
(863) 763-8833.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each month
at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30 p.m. They
are always looking for new people and new ideas. For information, call Mar-
garet Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7p.m. at the church next to Dou-
glas 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) 467-0539.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Histori-
cal Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Cowboys for Christ.Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for a pot
luck supper at 6 p.m. and services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger Civic Center.
For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend.There is Census, IGI (Interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412 N.W. Sixth
St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 .W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are
welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for informa-
tion.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open for blood
donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-9360.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. It's a closed book study.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who are,
or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships. The
support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call (863)
763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863)
763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until noon.
Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okee-
chobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth
St.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family caregivers, and is
facilitated by Enid Boutrin M.S.W. of Hospice of Okeechobee, and Laura
Zel, L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The meeting is from 2 until 3
p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information or to reserve your place in the
group, call (863) 467-2321. Free respite care is available for your loved one
while you are in group at Dunklin Assisted Living/Adult Day Care, 407 N.W.
Second Ave. For information about respite care, call Lou at (863) 763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group that will meet
starting at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for and ill family member is welcome
to join us. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an oppor-
tunity for caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas. The
meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. Free care for your loved
ones is available at Dunklin Assisted Living/Day Care at 407 N.W. Second
Ave. For information call (863) 467-2321.


Community Events

Cattlewomen's group hosting dinner
The Okeechobee Cattlewomen's Association is having a free
membership dinner on Tuesday, May 17, at The Brahma Bull Restau-
rant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., starting at 7 p.m. For information, contact
Angela Boney at (863) 763-3909.

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

Church hosts gospel sing
There will be a gospel sing Wednesday, May 18, at the Christian
Seventh Day Baptist, which is next to Douglas Chiropractic. begin-
ning at 7 p.m. '

Children's council will meet .
The Children's Services Council will hold a special meeting
Wednesday, May 18, at 5 p.m. to discuss the 2005-2006 budget, grant
allocations and a request for funding from the executive roundtable
of the Community Collaborative The meeting will be held in the
conference room of the Okeechobee County School Board Office,
700 S.W Second Ave.

Social Security rep to answer questions
Social Security representatives will be at the Okeechobee Senior
Services office, 1019 W South Park St., on Thursday, May 19, at 1
p.m. They will answer questions and explain the new Medicare
laws. For information, contact Sheila Savage at (863) 462-5180.

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

Juvenile Justice Council meeting planned
The Okeechobee Juvenile Justice Council will hold their monthly
meeting on Friday, May 20, at noon at the Okeechobee County
Library, 206 S.W. 16th St. The purpose of the meeting is to enhance
prevention and intervention of at-risk y6uth in Okeechobee County.
The public is invited. For information, call Pat O'Connor at (863) 763-
3536.

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

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

Airboat club plans meeting
Big Lake Airboat Club Meeting May 21, at 9am Alvin Ward Boat
Ramp in Moore Haven. Anyone interested in becoming a member or
just want to come out for a ride, come on out.

Flotilla 57 kicks of Safe Boating Week
This year's National Safe Boating week is from May 21-28. USCG
Flotilla 57 will kick off safe boating week with Vessel Safety Checks
(VSCs) and a membership drive at Okee-Tantie campground and
Marina May 21-22. Vessel examiners and other auxiliary volunteers
will be on site from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring
their boat by for aVSC, and to visit the station. Boat owners passing a
VSC during this time will receive a coupon for a free T-shirt from
West Marine. The auxiliary is made up,of volunteers interested in
boating and promoting boating safety. If you can't make it on the
weekend, give us a call at (863) 467-3085. We'll be glad to make
arrangements to check your boat or speak with you about the auxil-
iary at a more convenient time.

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






The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, May 17, 2005 "


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Knowing what to do after


an auto accident saves lives


Start photo, Pete Gaw
Riding in memory
Motorcycle officers from several surrounding sheriffs' offices and police department
escorted members of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club to the law enforcement memo
al service held Saturday at the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office.



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NEW YORK No one likes to
think that they may be involved in
an auto accident, but knowing
what to do after a crash can save
lives, reduce injuries and make the
entire claims process much easier,
da according to the Insurance Infor-
mation Institute (I.I.I.).
There are over 6.3 million auto
)nt crashes each year, resulting in an
05 injury every 11 seconds, accord-
ing to the National Highway Traf-
fic Safety Administration
(NHTSA).
"If you are in an auto accident,
there are four things to remember
to do," says Jeanne M. Salvatore,
consumer spokesperson for the
I.I.I. "Stop your car, see if anyone
is hurt, assess the damage and
then get as much information as
possible about the accident."
At the scene of an accident, the
I.I.I. recommends that:
Find out if anyone is injured.
Call the police or highway patrol
and let them know how many
people were hurt and the extent of
their injuries. The police will then
notify the nearest medical unit.
Avoid moving a severely injured
person, unless they are in danger
of getting hit by traffic. Try to calm
the person and keep them warm
da by covering them with a blanket
or jacket until help arrives.
Protect the accident scene.
Take reasonable steps to protect
its your car from further damage by
ri- setting up flares, getting the car off
the road and calling a tow truck.
Collect as much information as
possible. Everyone should keep a
pad of paper and a pencil in the
glove department of their car. You
may also want to keep a dispos-
able camera to take pictures of
any damage done to the vehicles.
SMake sure you get the following
information:
Names, addresses and phone
numbers of all drivers and passen-
gers involved in the accident,
license plate numbers, make and


model of each car, driver's license
numbers and insurance informa-
tion.
Names, addresses and phone
numbers of any witnesses.
Names, badge numbers and
contact information of police,
highway patrol or other emer-
gency personnel at the scene.
Remember to ask where you can
obtain a copy of the police report.
You will need it when filing a
claim.
Make note of the date, time,
location and other relevant infor-
mation such as driving conditions.
Details can sometimes be forgot-
ten weeks or months later, so it is
important to jot them down.
If there is anything about the
accident that does not feel right,
mention it to the investigating
police officer and let your insur-
ance company know. Some auto
accidents have been orchestrated
by insurance fraud criminals.
"If you feel that the accident
was a set-up, don't confront the
other driver or passengers," says
Salvatore. "They can be danger-
ous people. Instead, tell law
enforcement or your insurance
company about your suspicions
and let them investigate the situa-
tion."
The National Insurance Crime
Bureau has information on staged
accidents on its website at
www.nicb.org. If you suspect
insurance fraud, you can also call
their toll free number, 1(800)TEL-
NICB.
"If you get in an accident with
another driver or pedestrian, let
your insurance company know
about the incident," points out
Salvatore. "Even someone who
appears to be unharmed may sue
you. For your insurer to defend
you in court, they need to know
about the accident."
To file an auto insurance claim,
the I.IJ. suggests:
Get in touch with your insur-


er as soon as possible, regardless
of who is at fault.
Find out what forms or docu-
ments you will need to support
your claim. In most cases, your
insurer will require you to fill out a
"proof of claim" form. If there is a
police report, provide this to your
insurer. Many insurers have the
technology that allows you to
monitor the progress of your
claim on their website.
When speaking with your
insurer, get the names and phone
numbers of everyone you speak
with throughout the claims
process and keep copies of any
bills or documents you supply to
your insurer:
Ask your agent or company
representative the following ques-
tions:
Does my policy contain a
time limit for filing claims and sub-
mitting bills?
Is there a time limit for resolv-
ing claims disputes?
If I need to submit additional
information, what is the cutoff
point?
Do I need to get repair esti-
mates for the damages to my car?
Will my policy pay for a rental
car while my car is being repaired?
If so, how much will I be reim-
bursed and are there any time
constraints?
"Each state has its own laws
governing the claims process and
you have rights and obligations
under these laws," says Salvatore.
If you have any questions
regarding your claim, contact your
insurance agent or company rep-
resentative.
For a link to your state insur-
ance department or more infor-
mation on filing an auto insurance
claim, you can access the I.I.'s
website at www.iii.org
The I.I.I. is a non-profit, com-
munications organization sup-
ported by the property/casualty
insurance business.


Community Events

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

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

Main Street membership meeting slated
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc. will hold its monthly mem-
bership meeting at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441
S.E., on Wednesday, May 25, at noon. This meeting is open to
the public. For information on Main Street, call (863) 357-6246.

Book discussion group will meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion
Group will continue to meet at 7 p.m. in the Okeechobee
Library meeting room. Everyone who lives to read and discuss
books is invited to attend. The group's schedule is: Thursday,
May 26, "Yellow Raft, Blue Water" Michael Dorris; and Thurs-
day, June 23, "Before Women Had Wings" Connie Fowler. If
you have. questions or would like more information, call Jan
Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

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

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

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


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6 PAGES FROM THE PAST


FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 1949


EUGENIA BOWDEN, Society Rditor Phone 45 4 Office 80


Bennie Gene Burdeshaw, who
has been a patient in the local hos-
pital, returned to his home Satur-
day.
Mr. and Mrs. John Chandler had
as their guest last week, their
daughter, Mrs. Edna Reeves and
children of Winter Garden,

Mr. and Mts. Van Cothern and
seon, Johnny of Ft. Myers spent
last Sunday with their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. John Chandler.
Yes, Sir! Franklin Walker
walked down a 5 pound bladk bass
In Lake Okeechobee and bagged
him with Just two bhre hands.

Mr. and Mrs. H, E. Link left here
Saturday for Jacksonville where
they went to visit their son and
daughter-in-law.

We are sorry to chronicle the
news that E. C. Harrington has
been confined to the hospital here
for several days for a check-up and
rest cure.

John Edward Duttffy of Pensa-
cola is visiting his father, John
Duffy at the home of his grand-
nothEr, Mrs. Etta Dufty and Mrs.
Pat Stewart.

Mr. and Mrs. Gussle Sullivan and
brother, Carson Sullivan of Frost.
proof spent last woek at the lUn-
derhill Fish Camp where they hag.
ged plenty of large bass.

Tom Conely, son of Mr. and
Mrs. T, W. Coheiy, Jr.. who has
been visiting his uncle and aunt,
Mr. and Mrs. Cllarles Williams of
Savannah, Georgia, returned bomen
Saturday. His father met him in
Jacksonville and they returned to
Orlando by plane where Mrs. Con-
ely met them.


Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Markham
and children who have been spend-
ing the summer months in Virg-
inia and Georgia returned to their
home here last Thursday,

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Conra'd
and daughter of Fort Pierce were
In Okeechobee -over the week-end,
visiting his mother, Mrs. Ella
Conrad and family.

Miss Paula Burdeshaw has as
her house guests this week the
Mises Doris Striekland and Doris
Law of Tampa, They arrived here
Monday night,

MN. a 4 Mrs. 08, L ll)iegswort|
of Fabokee were Sunday vlpitct,
in Okeecobee, spending the day
with his brother-in-law and sister,
Mr. and Mrs. Bryant Bowden.

Mrs. Hazel Bowden of Pahokee.
Mrs. Lucille Stello and daughter,
Suzanne of Tallahassee spent Sun-
day here visiting the Bowdens and
other friends.

Mr. and Mrs. James Law and
children of Atlanta, Ga., arrived
here Monday to visit her father
and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Edil
Watford and other' relatives

Mr. and Mg. Covert of the
Seminole Apartments returned
home last Friday from West Vir-
ginia where they had spent several
weeks at their home there. They
each report a splendid trip and.
visit.

J. Robinson, who is employed
at the H. & R. Store here spent
Friday in Lakeland where he at-
tended the graduation exercises
of PFlorida Southern College at
which time Mrs. Robinson gradu-
ated with the class, receiving her
B. S. degree,


Newspaper recalls


community's past

The items on this page appeared in the Okeechobee News in 1949.
The Okeechobee News, which traces its history back to first publi-
cation in 1915, is the oldest continuing business in Okeechobee Coun-
ty. The newspaper's pages have recorded the history of the community
and its citizens.
Old editions of the Okeechobee News are available on microfilm at
the Okeechobee County Public Library.


Miss Peggy Padgett, who has
Been employed during the summer
,months at Padgett's Pharmacy, re-
'Arned to her home in Wildwood
'lst Wedneslay.- ,She elpecta to
enter coli ge'~ in Anderson, 0South
CarolinWl f.

Mr. an s. Ward. Gubler of
Ft. Pierce7wVo have been in Okee-
chobee visiting her mother. IV trIs.
Corine Burdeshaw and faaiily, (or
several, .days wep.t to West ahlm
Beach last Sunday, where tuey
visited friends.

When you get too old to eat,
drink, siAol or chew itJl time to
apply for tbe* ((p nmlo.
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e~t. etyr Rt .bouaeing, boltterous,
big' entetflig~talbiige for BOB
HOPU and.d E RUSSESS will
be hereT tfiew two Bays in "PALE-
CE."' EB J tfor laughs
This pituri Ab Is in the role
of "PAINLESS PETER POTTER",
a frightened iteneranj dentist
traveling through the wild and
wooly west. Jane Russell portrays
the role of "CALAMITY JANE,"
famous' two-gun bandit.
Tues. Aug. 23rd. "CAUGHT",
is the story of a socially ambitious
ex-model who contrives to marry.
a multi-millionaire. She and her
.husband are !utterly opposite in
background and temperament, and
this builds up to a dramatic cli-
max.
Wed4 Thurs. Aug. 24, 25th.
"JOHNNY BELINDA", co-staring
Jane Wyman and Lew Ayers in one
of the most widely-heralded films
ever to come out of Hdllywood.
Jane Wyman's role as the deaf
mute in this picture won her an
OSCAR'as the best actress of the
yea, Don't miss this .most diso
cussed picture of the year.


SSHOW TIME-.
SUN. -- 3, 5:09, 7:18
MON. 7 & 9:09
TUBS. 7 & 8:53
WEIM. THUR. 7 &
FRL 7 & 9:08
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County Judge T. W. Conely, jr.,
son, Fain and daughter, Martha
Sue, left Monday for Tallahassee
and Quincy where Judge Conely
will attend to business in. Talla-
lassee .and visit relatives in Quin-
cy. They returned home yester-
day.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED
* Notice is hereby given that John
Chandler the holder of the following
certificates has filed said certificates
for a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate numbers and years of
issuance, the description of the proper-
ty, and the names in which it was as-
sessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 38.
Year of issuance 1947.
Description of property:
W% of SW% except RB R/W.
Sec. 86, Twp. 88 S., gego. 35 .
Name in which assessed, R, .
Holmes,
Unless such certificate or certificates
shall be redeemed according to law.
the property described in such oer.
tiflcate or certificates will be sold to
the highest bidder at the court house
door on the first Monday in the month
of 'September, 1949, which is the it
day of'September, 1949.
Dated this 3rd day of August, 1949
Connie Raulerson,
Clerk of Circuit Court of
Okeechobee County, Florida
(Seal)


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR
TAX DEED
Notice is hereby given that John H.
and Julia Tones the holder of the fol-
lowing certificates has filed said cer-
tificates for a tax deed to be issued
thereon. The certificate numbers and
years of issuance, the description of
the property, and the names in which
it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate No. 48, Year of -Issuance
1947.
Description of property:
Lot 8, Block 40, South Okeechobee.
Name in which assessed, Unknown.
All of said property being in the
County og Okeechobee, State of Flori-
da.
Unless such certificate or certificates
shall be redeemed according to law,
the property described in such certifi-
cate or certificates will be sold to the
highest bidder at the court house door
on the first Monday in the month of
September; 1949, which is the 5th day
of September, 1949.
Dated this 3rd day of August, 1949.
(SEAL) CONNIE W. RAULERSON,
Clerk of Circuit Court of
Okeechobee County, Florida.

NOTICE UNDER. FICTITIOUS
NAME LAW '
Public Notice is hereby given that
the undersigned intends to register
with the Clerk of Circuit Court of
Okeechobee County, Florida, pursuant
to Chapter 20953, laws of Florida, Acts
of 1941, the fictitious name, to-wit:
OKlEECHOBEE T.UMBER COMPANY:
under which we are engaged in the
general retail millwork business in
the City of Okeechobee, Florida.
Dated July 8, 1949.
HOWARD C. DRAWDY,
RQD. E. CHANDLER,
Sole Owners.


CLASSIFIED ADS


SALESMEN WANTED

MAN WANTED-for Rawleigh
business .in Okeechobee & Okee-
chobee County, Nearby Dealer
Byrd making sales over $100.00
weekly. Permanent if yoil are a
hustler. Write Rawleigh's, Dept.
FAH-530-123, Memphis, Tenn.
Aug. 12.19-26--(3t)

FOR SALE--Three Bowling Alleys
2 7/8 inch thick. Completely
equipped, including rental shoes,
balls, sanding and waxing ma-
chine. Total price $1800. Tip.
Top Bowling Alley, Ft. Pierce,
lai, 9/2* *4t.

FOR SALE-H2-Catapillar Trae..
tor; good condition, ready to go.
$80p.00. Joe Thompson, Box
932, Pahokee, Fla. Phone 558.' (2t

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO
SELL LAND
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that,
rsuant to Section 15 (1), Chapter
206S8, Laws of Florida, Acts of 1941.
and Section 07, Chapter 14717, Laws
of Florida, Acts of 1981, as amended
by Section 11, Chapter 20658, Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1941, and also pur-
suant to Section 42. Chapter 20722,
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1941, as
amended by Section 19, Chapter 22079.
Laws of Florida, Acts of 1948, and
Section 44, Chapter 20722, Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1941, as amended by
Section 21, Chapter 22079, Laws of
Florida, Acts of 1943; .the following
described lands in Okeechobee County,
Florida, to-wit:
Lots 2 & 8, Block 32, South Okeechobee..
Lots 1.4 inc., Block 25, Woodlalnd
Park Add. S/D.
Lots 3 & 4, Block 44, First Add. to
South Okeechobee.
Lots 1, 2, 3, 8, & 9, Block 12, South
Okeechobee.
Lot 8. Block 2(. City of Okeeehobee.
Lots 1, 2. & 8, Block 4, South Okeeeho-
bee.
will be offered for sale at public out-
cry-for the highest and best cash bid.
subject to the right of the Board of
Commissioners of Everglades Drain-
age District and/or Board of County
Commissioners of Okeechobee County.
Florida, to reject any ,and all bids.
nt the Courthouse. beginning at 10:00
o'clock A. M. on the 5th day of Sep
member, 1949. Easement for drainage
and reclamation and road purposes
will be- reserved.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
OF EVERGLADES DRAIN.
AGE DISTRICT.
and
BOARD O COUNTY COM-
MISSIONERS OF OKBECHO-
BEE COUNTY. FLORIDA.
By Connie W. Raulerson, .
Clerk of the Circdut Court of
Okeeehobee Oountr, Florida,
as agent for soad Boards.
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Y, SEPT 3. We Are Offering Outstanding Values


For This Event. It Will Pay You Dividends to Attend This BACK TO SCHOOL SALE


BELOW ARE A FEW 6F THE MANY ITEMS ON SALE


80 SQUARE PRINTS ONE LOT One Lot Ladis Boys Snort Shirts BOYS BLUEDENM BATH
Genuine ast colors LADIES' SHOES FORTUNE Shoes FANC PATTERN DUNGAREES TOWELS
B. & W. Quadriga Cloth $6.95 Value TOWELS
6hite & Colors To Close $4.95 Value to $2.25 Rivited Cowboy Styles
Re. 69c d. value CASUALS 16x28
Ba TUo'chAlSA% HATDIS Bat1k to School Price $2.45 Value112
Back To School Pice Value "to4.95 SUMMERHTS 19x $ ,
39c yard Now $2.95 PriceM $1.39 $1.95



Men's Fancy MadeN'S MENS RAYON Men's Sport Shirts ONE LOT BATH
Broadcloth ShortsI '
GRIPPER STYLE Children's Dresses
5 HOValuE q Dress Trousers LONG &' SHORT SLVlrenS Dree TOWELS
E75c Value D sTValues to $2.95 <
4 pairs 2 Pairs $1.00 Value to $7.95 Values to $2.95 T c AT 24 x 42
$1.00 Undershirts 75c val. Now $4.95 Pr. Now $1.69 $13939c
2 .for $1.00.ow....69.$3


MEN'S ONE LOT .' Z Ladies a; Dresses L ONLa sOT
Work Shoes Men' Dress Oxfords Mens, Values to $14.95 Dresses Ladies Dresses
alue to Value to 6.75
ALL LEATHER UPPERS RUBBER SOLES. traw Hats TOICLOSE AT Values to $10.75 aue t o .
TO CLOSE AT
COMPOSITION SOLE Tan or Black / $8.75Prie $6.75 $3.95
Cottons and Risdh$
$3195 Pr. $95 5 Pr. Cottons and Rayons


We Have Recently Added The Famous TOM SAWYER Line Of Boys Wear-This is The Outstanding Boys Line in America. We Are Striving At All
Times to Give The People of Our Area The Best Lines Obtainable, See Us For These Nationally Advertised Lines: June Fox Dresses, Bates Spreads and
Piece Goods, Fieldcrest Spreads and Domestics, Friendly Oxfords, Fortunet Casuals For Ladies,Jayson & Nelson Paige Shirts, Fortune and Airo-
magic Shoes, Alligaton Rainwear For Men.
RAULERSON DEPARTMENT STORE, WE CLOTHE THE FAMILY"
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FHP: seat belts offer you crucial protection i \MI rIu tI tl I1 r 11 r11J \


An auto accident reported on
the weekend television news
caught my.attention. A teenage
driver apparently.lost control of
his vehicle, resulting in a fatal
crash.
"My son would probably still
be alive if he had worn his seat
belt," said the grieving father.
The man urged all parents
watching to make sure their
children wear their seat belts.
Traveling by automobile can
be dangerous. You can't control
what the other drivers on the
road will do. If you are a passen-
ger, you have even less control
of the situation. But you can
control one aspect of your own
safety when you decide whether
or not you put on a seat belt.
The Florida Highway Patrol
has spent a lot of time and
money trying to get that mes-
sage across: Seat belts save
lives.
Statistics from the Florida
Department of Highway Safety


A
Healthier
Life


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and Motor Vehicles show that
more than half the drivers and
occupants in crashes suffer no
injuries because they used seat
belts, airbags or both.
Nearly 60 percent of those
who die in auto accidents were
not wearing their seat belts.
Seat belts don't save people
every time; sometimes the
impact is too severe. But they
offer crucial protection, first
from the aftershocks of every
collision, according to the FHP.
An object in motion, tends to
stay in motion. In a car crash,
the vehicle may be stopped, but


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everything in it that is not fas-
tened down keeps moving. This
force can throw the car's occu-
pants forward -- even through
or out a window. In the case of
rollover accidents, those ejected
from the vehicle can wind up
underneath it.
Airbags are an important
safety tool, .but they don't take
the place of seat belts.
How can you make sure your
teenage children buckle up?
Make it a habit that becomes
automatic. Insist that every per-
son in your car wears a seatbelt.
And since children learn best
from example make sure they
always see their parents buckle
up as well.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise program,
consult your doctor. This Kis
especially important if you are
on any prescription medica-
tions. Some drugs interact badly
with foods that would otherwise
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Josh Raulerson earns two points by gaining a superior
position in his win over Matt Hernandez at the Okee-
chobee Wrestling Club tournament held Saturday at the
Okeechobee High School gym.



Frost comes from behind to take Headturners tournament


By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Twenty-eight anglers left
Okee-Tantie Marina at daylight
on Saturday to compete in the
two-day Headturners3.com
bass tournament. When they
returned late in the afternoon,
all 28 had fish in their live wells,
with 27 catching their five-fish
limit.
Tim Arnold came to the scale
with 19.78 lbs. of Lake Okee-
chobee largemouths to take the
lead. He was followed by Mel
Stone in second with 15.52; Tom
Morse in third with 13.68 and
George Green and Jim Medlin
tied for fourth with 13.50 lbs. of
fish.
Way down in 16th position
was Mike Frost with 8.50 lbs.
When the anglers returned,
on Sunday afternoon, the stand-
ings took a drastic, turn. Frost
stepped up to the scale with a
total weight for the day of 24.12
lbs. of fish that he caught on
white spinnerbait. Frost had a
total weight of 32.80 lbs. for the
tourney.
It was a good weight, but was
it good enough to move Frost
into the money? Then the unex-
pected happened: the first day
leaders had trouble getting the
weight they needed to stay on
top.
When all was said and done,
Frost had jumped from 16th to
first with his 32.80 lbs. The win
earned him a check for $1,800.
Another long shot, Jim Hur-
lock jumped from 14th after the
first day of competition to sec-


ond place with a total of 32.72
lbs. of fish. He took home a $900
check for the weekend.
Arnold held on to third place
with 31.48 lbs., and received a
$600 check for his efforts.
Fourth place and a check for
$400 went to Al Green for his
28.64 lb. catch.
Stone also stayed in the top
five, but just barely. He finished
in fifth with 27.86 lbs., and
earned a $200 check.
In addition to the normal
awards, Sumiyuki Takano from
Japan received a $100 check for
having the "mystery weight" of
15.65 lbs. Another special award
was the 13th place award. It was
won by James Conrad, Jr. for his
20.86 lbs.
The big fish award on Satur-
day was won by George Green
for his 7.24 lb.-lunker. The big
fish award on Sunday went to
Mark Minor for his 7.76 lb. big-
mouth.
Headturners3.com has
always been conscious of the
way they handle the bass that
are brought to the scales each
month. Tournament director Pat
Malone said that Headturners
had become the prototype trail
for TH Marine's new oxygena-
tion system that blows 91 per-
cent .pure oxygen into the hold-
ing tank water at the rate of one
quart per minute. Malone has
also taken the holding -tanks
from under a tent and placed
them in th*e.ar of--his trailer
where the water remains cooler
for the fish. This system seems
to be working because of the
272 fish brought to the scales,


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Jim Hurlock took second place in the Headturners3.com
tourney held this past weekend at Okee-Tantie Marina. He
had a two-day total of 32.72 Ibs.


269 were released alive back in
the lake.
Headturners3.com will host
the Russ Bringger Memorial
Bass Tournament on Saturday,
May 28, at Okee-Tantie Marina.
They will then return to


Okee-Tantie Marina for their reg-
ular monthly tournament on
June 4-5. For information on
these tournaments visit their
wpbsite at
www.headturners3.com.


Staff pholo/Lorna Jablonski
George Green was in fourth place after the first round of
competition of the two-day Headturners3.com bass tourna-
ment. He wound up in seventh place for the weekend with
25.12 Ibs. of bass.


O.G. & C.C. Results
P.I.G.S. League May 11: Traveled to Sebring shot 2 under par.
May 10: 1. Connie Lanear, 2. Golf Hammock 1. Mike May 13: 1. Kenny Weidlich, 2.
Sunni Adams, Last Place -J.T. Wright, 2. Russ Adams Sr.,, Last Neal Keahn, Last Place Russ
Smith, Closest to the Pin (2) Place Jean Knapp, Closest to Adams Jr., Closest to the Pin -
Jack Forde, (8) Kenny Curran, the Pin (3) Wendell Cowart, (7) (2) Harry White, (8) Kenny Cur-
(11) Joyce Hacker and (17) Ken Wilder, (13) Ken Wilder ran, (11) Don Heath and (17)
Mike Knapp. and (16) Kenny Curran. Curran Kenny Weidlich.


Sports Briefs


Hours announced
for community pool
The Okeechobee Sports
Complex swimming pool hours
of operation are: May 3 June 1,
Tuesday Friday from 4 until 7
p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m.
until 5 p.m.; Sunday from 1 until
5 p.m.; June 2 -Aug. 7, Tuesday
- Saturday from 12:30 until 6:30
p.m., Sunday from 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., Sun-
day from I until 5 p.m. The pool
is not open during school hours.
When school is in session the
pool is 'used for physical educa-
tion and other school-related
activities. For information, con-
tact the pool office at (863) 467-
7667.

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

Church hosting
golf tournament
The Oakview Baptist Church
will host a golf tournament on
Saturday, May 21, at the Okee-
chobee Golf & Country Club.
Registration will be at 7 a.m.
with a demonstration by Buddy
Shelton, America's greatest golf


entertainer at 7:30 a.m. Tee off
time is scheduled for 8 a.m.
The tournament will be limit-
ed to 112 golfers, so early regis-
tration is urged.
A barbecue luncheon will be
provided.
The cost is $40 per player
with a four-man team scramble.
For information, contact Nancy
at (863) 763-1699.

Junior tennis
tourney slated
The second annual Okee-
chobee Junior Tennis Tourna-
ment will be held Saturday, May
21, at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex tennis courts.
Check in time is 8:45 a.m.
Tournament play will start at 9
a.m.
There will be separate boys
and girls divisions. The divisions
will be broken down into age
groups. They are: boys-10; boys-
12; boys-14; boys-16; and, boys-
18. The girls' division will have
the same age groups as the
boys.
The cost will be $10 per play-
er which includes a T-shirt,
lunch, balls and awards.
For information, contact
Dave Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or
532-9316.

VFW sponsors
golf tourney
, VFW South Post #10539 will
sponsor its second annual golf
outing at the Okeechobee Golf
& Country Club on Saturday,
May 28.
Teams will be determined by
a blind draw on Friday, May 27,
at 7 p.m. with a four-person
scramble. The Calcutta will take
place at the same time.
The shotgun start will be at 8
a.m. The cost is $45 perperson.
Participants may sign up at


the South Post VFW, or the
Okeechobee Golf & Country
Club.

Team Trail
slate announced
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail
has announced its 2005 tourna-
ment schedule.
The trail will kick off with the
Russ Bringger Memorial Tourna-
ment on May 28. The official trail
will begin on May 29. The dates
for the rest of the trail are June
26, July 10, Aug.7, Sept. 11 and
Oct. 9.
The trail's classic will take
place on Nov. 19 and 20.
The tournaments will all be
held at Okee-Tantie Marina and
Campground. Registrations for
the memorial tourney and the
trail can be made at the Wanta-
Linga Motel or at the dock on
the day of the tournament.
For information, contact
Larry Crossman at (863) 763-
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 four-
'some at (863) 697-0952 or (863)
467-0130; or call Yearling Middle
School (YMS) at (863) 462-5056
for information.


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At the Movies


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, May 13,
through Thursday, May 19, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Kingdom of Heav-
en" (R) Showtimes: Friday at 7
p.m. only. Saturday and Sunday at
2 and 7 p.m. only. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2 and 7 p.m. only.
Theatre II "Kicking and
Screaming" (PG) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and
Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre Ill "Monster-In-Law"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Special: Wednesday, May 18,
there will be a midnight showing
of "Star Wars Episode III". Admis-
sion is $8, and door prizes will be
given away.
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-
7202.

Briefs

Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance
Facility, 306 N.W. Ninth Ave., and
the Okeechobee Landfill, 10800
N.E. 128th Ave. The vehicle main-
tenance facility is open from 8
a.m. until noon and from 1 p.m.
until 5 p.m., Monday through Fri-
day. It is closed on weekends and
holidays. Only recyclable materi-
als such as newspaper, aluminum
and metal cans,-corrugated card-
board, glass jars and bottles and
plastics #1 through #7 are
accepted at the public facilities.
Items not accepted include: plas-
tic shopping bags; commercial
business items; tires; appliances;
electronic devices; yard trash;
household trash; oil, gas, paint or
household hazardous waste; and,
batteries. -For more information:
contact Russell Rowland, county
solid waste manager,. at.(863)
763-1811: or, wastee Management
of Okeechobee at ,iA63 .357-0 11,
or (863 763-4818.

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 com-
munity with lifesaving training,
including CPR, First Aid, Automat-
ed External Defibrillation, and
HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the
Okeechobee Branch of the Amer-
ican Red Cross at (863) 763-2488
to find out more.

Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volun-
teers to serve as advocates for res-
idents of nursing homes and
assisted living facilities. Volun-
teers are specially trained and cer-
tified to investigate and resolve
resident complaints and to carry
out inspections of, facilities.
Licensed social workers, pharma-
cists, elder law attorneys, physi-
cians, nurses and others with a
. sincere interest in the elderly are
urged to apply. Call Linda Slattery
at (772) 595-1385.
Volunteers needed
at the art center
Volunteers are needed to vol-
unteer time at Raulerson Art and
Cultural Center, Inc., to help with
ceramics, for days or evenings.
Raulerson Art and Cultural Center
is a non-profit organization and
proceeds will go towards local art
scholarships. For information, call
Kelly Raulerson at (863) 357-
1199.

Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Mar-
garetr at (863) 467-8020, or Janet
at (863) 467-0183.


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COUNTY CEMETERY- 2 lots,
Nice area. $1250. Will sep-
(863)382-8097/381-9677.


BED IN A BAG- brand new,
found 5/7, near Lakeport on
Hwy 78. Call to identify.
(803)983-9898.
DACHSHUND MIX- Brown
spotted, Found in the Vic. of
R-Bar Estates, May 8th. Call
Cell# (561)252-1371.


COCKATIEL- Sun, May 1st, in
Treasure Island near 27th St.
Grey w/orange cheeks/yel-
low head (863)697-1083.
GERM SHEPHERD & YORKIE
TERRIER- both wearing col-
lars, probably together, vic
of Commerce Dr,. LaBelle,
owners miss, possible RE-
WARD. (863)673-2854.
Llewellin Setter, white w/blk
spots, vic. of Civic Ctr/Air-
port. REWARD! Call David
863-634-0751 or Kay
863-634-8822
LOST Tabby cat yel-
low/brown color. Vic. of old
Kmart in Clewiston. Please
call (863)983-6911
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ADULT HOUSE CAT 11/Ayr old
Spayed and housebroken
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FILING CABINET- metal, 2
drawer, good condition
(863)763-4827.
FREE KITTENS (4)
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temperament. To good
homes (863)674-0780,
KITTENS- 3, approx 8wk,
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then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
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863-447-0752
LIVE IN HOUSEKEEPER
BABY SITTER
Must be able to pass back-
ground check, references
required. (863)634-1421.
Local
Construction Company
Looking for person
EXPERIENCED
in framing, roofing,
carpentry, drywall,
painting & trim work.
Class D license required.
S 863-357-1804
Looking for Someone
Exp'd For Concrete
Block & Flatwork.
Must have drivers license.
Annual starting salary: $30K
for qualified applicants.
863-357-0852

MECHANIC
Exp. Heavy Diesel Mechanic
for asphalt equipment.
/F/V/D, EOE
Drug Test Required.
Call Dickerson
772-429-4440

OPERATOR NEEDED: For
Okeechobee Answering Ser-
vice. 863-357-4423
PODIATRY OFFICE
Full time receptionist position,
Will train. (863)467-6577
SERVICE DRIVER NEEDED
w/Class B CDL required.
40+ hrs. per week.
Good Pay. Reliable.
Call: Mid Florida Portable
Toilets @ (863)655-2940.
Survey Field Positions, in-
strument and rodman in
Okee area. Top pay, signing
bonus, benefits, advance-
ment. Northstar Geomatics.
772-781-6400.


TAMPA FARMS
Now hiring
Night Watchman & Exp. Class
A CDL Drivers Apply:
19200 SW Warfield Blvd.
Indiantown, FL 34956
772-597-2000
ext.19



BABYSITTER NEEDED
For evening and weekend
care, three children, must
have a valid Drivers License.
Call (863)357-3535

CHILD CARE WORKER
for Christian Ministry
9 .0 1' 30 Sundavs
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IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
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Bi-lingual
*Receptionist
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SERVICES, Inc.
(863)467-5335

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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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we may not be aware of the
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Services



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Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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


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(954)540-9659
Oklahoma
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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
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 8 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
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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
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.
(863)675-5929

CENTRAL AIR & HEAT UNIT-
For a mobile home, $400 or
best offer. (863)467-2675.


SECRETARY DESK- Early 18th
Century, mint condition,
$700 neg. (863)357-2233.


Victorian Games Compendi-
um: Cards, Chess, Backgam-
mon, Horse Racing, etc. Rules,
book. $1500 (863)532-9013


23 CU FT DEEP FREEZER
$50 or best offer
(863)763-3679 after 6pm
AMANA GAS STOVE
Like new, in excellent
condition $150 Call
(863)697-6109
DRYER, Kenmore, $80.
(863)467-6145
GAS & ELECTRIC STOVES
Elec. stove w/ glass top.
$450 for both, will sep.
(863)675-0948
REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER-
GE, white, 18.2 cu. ft. Frost
free with ice maker. Like
new. $175. (863)357-8788.
REFRIGERATORS, GE, with
icemaker, up to $100. Call
(863)357-3535
WASHER/DRYER, Kenmore,
heavy duty, super capacity,
2 yrs. old, work great, $425.
-(863)763-9660


BIKE CARRIER- Yakima,
Holds up to 3 bikes. $150.
(863)467-0031.



HOUSE WINDOWS (8)
Nice. $250 or best offer
(863) 634-1715


CARPET PAD & tackles
strips, new, $35 for all.
(863)763-6342.

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CRIB, Oak with mattress, sin-
gle bed frame with boxspring
only, $80 will sell separately.
(863)763-4257
LITTLE TYKES DESK CHAIR
Sandbox, pic. table, & house.
Bounce walker, carseat, etc.
$200 will sep (863)801-6031


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



LEATHER CRAFT EQUIP-
MENT, cutting tools, sten-
cils, how to books, patterns,
etc., $800. (863)467-8580


BAHAMA BED w/corner table
sheets/spreads. $150 or
best offer (863)357-1577
BEDROOM SET
8pc all wood, king size
Good condition $600
(863)675-3699
BEDROOM SUIT- Oak, Chest
Dresser, Mirror, Hd/bd new
mattress Moving must sell
$130.863-517-1316
CHEST- good for storing lin-
ens and blankets, dark
wood, $50. (863)763-0428.
COMPUTER DESK, light wood
finish, $50. (863)763-4257
COUCH & LOVESEAT, green
suede, fair condition, $100
or best offer.
(863)467-4192
CRAFTMATIC BED
Single w/ vibration mode
$100 (863)467-6512
DINING RM SET, seats 10. w/
6 ch's., lighted hutch. Sacri-
fice for $850. in Okee.
(863)467-2132
DINING ROOM SET- Formal,
Seating for 6, Full sz. lighted
china cabinet. $2000. or
best offer. (863)674-0377
DR Table- w/leaf and 4 chairs
$100 or will trade for 2 cap-
tains chairs & 2 side chair.
(863)357-2588
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
contemporary, light wood,
lighted, $200
(863)675-1634 evenings


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LP'S, over 100, good condi-
tion, $100 will sell separate-
ly. (863)467-4192
MASSAGE TABLE
Top of the line.
Paid $560, will sell.for $360
(863)763-6475
TOWBAR, Reese 6000 lb.,
with 2 inch ball, $45.
(863)357-6660



BASS GUITAR, chord, stand,
case, amp & tuner, mike &
amp, all new, $900.
(863)675-3881
Drum Set, 5 pc., 4 mos. old,
all hardware goes, $700.
(863)634-9771


ALASKAN HUSKY PUPS- 6M.
all blue eyes, $500 each.
(863)763-2749 leave mes-
sage.
AMERICAN BULL DOG- Ap-
prox 2 yr, Spayed, Good
with children. House broke.
$250. (863)801-1724
AQUARIUMS, 1) 65 Gallon &
1) 10 Gallon. $65 for both,
will sep. (863)801-4949
ARACANA CHICKS- (5) all for
$10. (863)675-4981..
BASSET HOUND w/papers. 9
mo. old., Female. House-
broken. All shots. Tracking
Chip. $650 (863)634-3841
BELGIAN DOG
5 mo old, shots to date. $300
(863) 467-7825
BLUE PITT BULL PUP- male,
5 mos old., $150
(863)675-1865.
BOSTON TERRIER- male, 10
mos. old, all shots, micro-
chip, great w/kids. $300,
(863)697-0845.
BOXER PUPPY- 13 wks,
Cropped & docked. $350.
(863)634-1157.
CHIHUAHUA MIX 3 mo old
Very Friendly, good w/kids
Brindle colored. Up to date on
shots. $150 (863)824-8749
FERRET- comes with cage
and food, 15 wks, female,
descented and spayed, $150
neg. (863)261-3108.
LARGE BLUE FEMALE RAB-
BIT- asking $6.
(863)675-4981.


ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
fits 32" TV, excellent condi-
tion, light wood, $120.
(863)634-9826.
LEATHER CHAIR- reclining,
swivel, w/ottoman, Ivory
color, exc cond, $120.
(863)357-6660 Ive msg.
LIVING ROOM SET- 2 pcs
w/sofa bed, white $500. or
best offer. (863)674-0377
LOFT STYLE BUNKBED- with
desk and bookshelf, $450.
(863)357-7075 AFTER 6PM
RECLINER- with massage,
leather, wall saver, $30.
(863)946-1481.
SOFA all leather by View-
point Leather Works, 7 feet
long, great condition $200
(863)763-4371
SOFA BED- light sea foam
green, w/full size mattress
(Flexsteel) exc cond. $85.
(863)763-8382.
SOFA, Sectional. New. Very
clean. $700. (863)634-7359
SOFA, Sectional. New. Very
clean. $700. (863)634-7359
SOFA, Sleeper, Leather, 8 Ft.
Long. $350. (863)467-2930
SOFA'S (2)- 6' off white, leath-
er, and a 6' off white fabric.
$400 will sell separate.
(863)675-0654
TABLE & CHAIRS
Early American, over 40 yrs
old, $100 or best offer
(863)357-1577
VANITY/DESK- brand new,
$100 neg. (863)357-2233.
WATERBED- King size, ready
Sto set up. $100.
(863)763-6909.



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
Sgod batt/charger, $1599.
863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO GOLF CART re-
stored, $2200.
(863)692-2229.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
GOLF CART- body, '67 Club
Car, no frame, $175 or best
offer (863)675-1472.
GOLF CART- Club Car, gas,
reconditioned, $1495.
(863)675-1472.
GOLF CART, Electric, 4 Seater
w/box bed. Work or Pleas-
ure. 36 V charger. $1000.
(863)697-2033



WATER HEATER Used, Runs
Great. $25.
(863)467-2132/397-8308.
:Household.


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


POWER CHAIR CARRIER- for
vehicle, FREE to person with
need. (863)675-4990.


HORSE Pasafina Gelding,
loves ali n'ii'.' ':-. nrir
spoo .. .
(863)843-2495.
SPOTTED WALkER FILLIE- 2
/ yrs old, green broke, very
sweet, $1500.
(863)843-2495.



RIDING LAWN MOWER-
Snapper, $200.
(863)824-0523.
RIDING MOWER- MTD, 16.5
B&S motor, 46" cut, great
condition, $450.
(863)357-3065.
ROTO TILLER- Good shape,
heavy duty, 5hp motor,
$200. (863)357-3065.

Rentals

RENT

Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos,'
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 9-15
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960




Medical
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
467-0831.


OKEECHOEE- Private BR, BA,
full hse privileges, util incld,
phone but no long dist.
$500/mo. (863)357-1426.


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


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



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



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


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


WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
(772)562-5567

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies .3-15
Lawn & Garden 50
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants
Flowers 865


Mobile Home Lots 2(3)5
Mobile Home Parts 20 !0
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020



MOBILE HOME STEPS- fiber-
glass, 5 risers, 2 aluminum.
rails, $350. (863)467-05016



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

Recreation



Boats )3005
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 30(115
Marine Accessories 302-
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles.'ATVs 3035

Boats 3005


14' V HULL BOAT
Aluminum, w/trailer. $500
(863)657-6652
15' FIBERGLASS BOAT
W/trailer, vinyl top & 35 h/p
Evinrude motor. $1500
(863)675-6652
AIR BOAT HULL- w/cage,
13.5ft, $800.
(863)634-9826.
ALUMINUM CRAFT- John 14',
Evinrude 15hp, Elec. start,
trolling motor Galvanized
trailer $1450. 863-763-1527
BASS BOAT 390 V RANGER
1986 with 150 h/p Mercury
Opti Max, low hrs w/trailer
$6000 (863)946-0307
BOAT & TRAILER- fiberglass
boat Mercury 7.5 w/ less
than 25 hours. Great shape.
$1500 neg.(836)697-3869
BOAT- 15' Walk thru Tri Hull,
w/trlr, 50HP Johnson, $500.
(863)674-1105.
FIBERGLASS BOAT-1961
Mercury 7.5, less than 25
hrsw/1966 trailer, $1500
or best offer (863)697-3869
GOLF CART- Yamaha Gaso-
line motor, Very nice.
$2000. (863)801-1666.
MERCURY '01, 25 HR electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
Mitchell Craft- '84,15/2'
Fiberglass, '2001 50hp John-
son. Ask about the trailer.
$2500 239-821-3170 Okee
PONTOON BOAT 24'
No motor, no trailer $800
(863)763-3451
REGAL, '80, 18', with
'94 150hp Mariner outboard,
minor work needed, $2200.
(863)441-7675


CHEVY AEROLITE, '86, 20',
4.3 V6, low mi., gas saver,
rare, good cond., nice, ready
to roll, Bargain! $6450.
(863)763-1527
FORD F350 CAMPER, '75, A
Classic, great mechanical
'condition, come check it
out, $2000 (863)824-0402


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 102u
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property IG30
Investment
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



'04 CBS HOME 4/2/2
Tile, sec. sys., jacc. tub, near
Everglades Elem. $210,000
(863)357-4844 / 610-2153
GAINESVILLE- College dorm
house, 4/2, good location,
fenced backyard, glass patio
room, lyr home appliance
warranty. Avail 6/1.5,
$168,000. (863)763-6002
HOUSE FOR SALE
On water, 2br, 1b haw/screen
room & elec. boat lift.
Comp. furnished w/ new
roof & a/c. $185,000 or best
offer (863)763-6886 or
447-1093


TAYLOR CREEK- Nice 1/ acre
lots, ready for mobile home
our house. Water & sewer
paid for. $68000.
Roberto's Realty
(863)357-4436



Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
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(305)992-7343.

Mobile Homes

PliMIFu


HONDA 300- 4 Wheel Drive.
Runs excellent. $2,200.
(863)801-1666.
HONDA ATC 200 (3) Needs
work, comes with extra
parts. $400.
(863)674-0556.
RAIL BUGGY: New motor.
Exc. shape. Needs finish work.
Tons of spare parts. Engine
Block. $3000 (863)675-6214
YAMAHA PW 80 '95, Runs
good, $500. (863)634-5402

Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

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1991 HONDA CIVIC
Ice cold a/c & tow hitch
$1800 (863)675-4540 or
(863)677-3091
'85 BUICK SKYHAWK 2D,
5spd, gd. tires & brks, title,
nds head gasket, not run
$400 (863)612-0515 msg.
'85 CAD FLEETWOOD 4D
newer tires, gd brakes, runs
good, nds head gasket $600
neg. (863)612-0515 Iv. msg
'99 Vulcan Classic 1500
exhaust system free w/ pur-
chase of new seat set $20
(863)357-2588
BUICK REGAL- Presidential
Edition '88, 81K orig mi., 2.8
V6, auto, A/C, Nice car
$1250. firm 772-461-2629
CHEVY CAVALIER '99, over-
hauled engine, exc. cond.,
A/C, white, 4 dr, $2500. Call
(863)610-2190
CHRYSLER CONCORDE, '95,
170k miles, extra clean, CD,
all power, $2500.
(863)357-1074
DODGE 16" CHROME RIMS
5 lug $200
(239)657-4687 call after 4pm
DODGE COLT 1989 Station
Wagon, Very small car. Ex-
cellent on gas. $600 or best
offer. (863)467-0376
FORD Bronco-1990 XLT 4x4
runs good, looks good. Ask-
ing $2500 (239)707-8365
or (863)673-2342
LINCOLN TOWN CAR 1991,
Runs good w/air. Needs
shocks. $1000 firm.
(863)763-3822
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS
1992, Runs great, ice cold
air. Minor body damage.
$2200 (863)467-8166
MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS,
.1993, $2500.
(863)763-8409
MERCURY VILLAGER '96
Clean, runs great, ice cold air.
$3800 (863)801-9228
OLDSMOBILE 88 LSS, '96,
asking $2500 or best offer.
863-675-4107 or
.863-673-6681 for more info
SATURN SC1 '95, Loaded. 2
dr., 5 spd., New Tires/10
Disc CD, Racing Stripes, etc.
$4000/trade. 863-634-3797
TRANS AM-'85, Need to be
r e d o n e
$600.(863)467-1985.



CHEVY 1991 3/4 Ton Pickup,
4x4, 4 spd., $2500 or best
offer. (863)675-6214 after 6
pm.
CHEVY Z71, '94, 4x4, runs
great, needs transmission
work, $2250.
(863)697-9714
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs & looks
good $2500.
(863)675-9243.
WILLY MILITARY JEEP- '60,
Many good parts, Complete,
Will make a good hunting
buggy. $750. 863-763-3153


MOTORHOME, Itasca, 27.5
foot, 57,000 actual miles,
fully self-contained, $5000.
863-697-3516



JOHNSON MOTOR- 70HP,
Rebuilt 03/05, Runs great,
$1250. Trade in considered
Call Rusty (863)467-1960
SHARK ROD, new, custom &
baits, $400. (863)467-8161
SPINNING ROD, custom
leather, new & Shimano 65
Bait Runner reel, $425.
(863)467-8161
T-TOP TOWER, with storage
bin, for center console boat,
stainless steel, $750.
(863)467-8580


HONDA GOLDWING, '84, mint
condition, 32k miles, every-
thing works, $4000 or trade.
(863)763-6230
MOTORCYCLE TRAILER,
2005 Single Rail. Fen-
ders/Lights. $1500
(863)674-0898
TRIUMPH CLASSIC '73, 750
CC, Black/Silver. Out of stor-
age. $2500 (863)674-0898
YAMAHA VIRAGO, '87, runs
good, looks good, $2500 or
best offer. (863)441-7675

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12 The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, May 17,2005


a~i Notice


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE, in compliance with the Consultants Com-
petitive Negotiations Act, FS 287-055, desires architectural services for the de-
sign and supervision ofthea following project
"A" BUILDING REMODELING
CHASTAIN CAMPUS. MARTIN COUNTY
Firms desiring to provide Professional Services for the subject project shall submit
one (1) original and tour (41 copies, clearly indicating the project for which you are
submitting. Please submit the following information In the order listed:
1, Letter of Interest
2. GSA Forms 254 and 255
3. Consultant Questionnaire Form (Can be obtained by calling the IRCC Facilities
Planning Office at 772-462-73R0 or by e-mailing your request to
pivey@ircc.edu)
4. Three (3) letters of recommendation from owners with whom you have
had experience in the pastthree (3) years
5 C -. i f' -I I IT 1i l ulll :'j W t0 I e, lhrdi Hk g l jli n :i LlI,: L "r:
6. f our firm is a corporation,please provide a copy of your current Florida
Corporate Charter
Submittal documents will be accepted in thy Indian River Communitv Colleae _Fa-


eitilI s mannin unice Buildina S nuarn recoe own rounna mann .un
larce Fl. 34 81-5598 no later than 12'00 Noon on Tuesday May 31 2005


Submitfls received afterthattime/date will not be considered,
Scope of Services include, but are not limited to, the redesign of 8,000 square feel
for educational services functions, office facilities, and student services areas.
The subject facility is located at the IRCC Chastain Campus, 2400 SE Salerno
Road, Stuart, FL 34997.
Please direct inquirIes to the IRCC Facilities Planning Office by calling
772-462-7360. Thank you for your interest in our projects.
54654 ON 5/17,24/05


Golf Carts,'
Gas or Electric
Buyand Sell
CG11 (863)824-0878



FORD F6OO UHAUL IT- ex.
running cond. 24' box, good
for const., flatbed for stor-
age, %2000 (561)844-5757


BRAKE ROTOR LATHE
On-car, new, never used
$2500 or best offer
(863)763-0438

CHEVY PICK UP 1979, For
. parts. $75. (863)675-7471

ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new 10 hp, his Jionn Deere
or Kawasaki Mule $900.
1 863)692-2229


a~i Notice


Iui Notice


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Okeechobee County Board'of County Commissioners will convene a workshop
session with the Okeechobee Rehabilitation Facility, Inc. Board of Directors (now
known as ARC of Okeechobee, Inc.) on Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. in
the Okeechobee Health Department Auditorium at 1798 NW 9th Avenue, Okee-
chobee, Florida to discuss Issues.
Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by tie Board of County Commis-
slonets with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record
of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure
that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall Include
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal Is to be based.
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
55498 ON 5/17/05


RIMS (4)17" ECCELL w/Wan-
li Low Profile Tires. Fits
most 5 lug patterns. $450 or
trade. 863-634-3797 Tim
Tires-4, Bumper jack, tow
bar Heavy duty vice. $140.
will separate.
(863)675-7471.


CHEVY 1/2 ton, V8, auto Flat
bed/Utility. Runs good.
$1000 or best offer.
863-697-6812.
FORD RANGER- 92, 2 Wheel'
Drive, V6, A/C $1000.
(863).673-5443


FORD EXPLORER SPORT-
'99, Full tow package. Runs
good. $2500
239-633-7460
Shop here first'
The classified aas


JEEP CHEROKEE SPORT'96
2 Dr, 5 spd. manual. NEW:
motor/trans./tires. $3500 or
trade. (863)634-3797 Tim


CARGO TRAILER, '00 Hall-
mark 8x20, with dovetail
ramp, pulled twice locally,
$4,000. (863)673-6566

TRAILER Heavy Duty, dove-
tailed w/ ramps and dual 8
lug axles. 7 6" x 19' $1700
(239)707-8365

UTILITY TRAILER
12'x6.5'Heavy duty Bobcat
hauler, Not enclosed. $900



DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
SE, '90, red, nice body,,
o ijc:1 r'niliotri. $2000
. i0b63}4J,.0987


r bic Notic


WINDSTAR- '95, Dual air, 7
passenger. $1200.
(863)612-0573.
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classifleds and make
your clean up a breeze


Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Publica
Legal Notice 5500




Okeechobee County School
Board Meeting
The May meeting of the Okeechobee
County School Board will be held on
Thursday, May 19, at 6:00 p.m., in
Room 303 of the School Board Ad-
ministrative Office at 700 S.W. 2nd
Avenue. There will be no meeting on
May 10 as previously scheduled.
Pridor to the School Board Meetin on
May 19, the School Board Members
will meet in workshop session at 5:00
pm. in Room 308, same location, to
hear Information from the Supeiunten-
dent of Schools regarding Compre-
hensive Planning for the school
district. Both meetings are open to
the public.


53219 ON 5/6,10,17/05

When doing those chores is
doing you In, it's time to
look for a helper in the
classifleds


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 2004-CP-186
IN RE: ESTATE OF
CHARLOTTES. HAYES
DOD: January 15, 2004
SS#: 142-38-2980
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estae of Char-
lote S. Hayes, deceased, whose date
of death was January 15, 2004, File
Number 2004-CP-186, is pending ini
the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
,:.,Jry Fi,,,,n,. 'iobate Division; the
C.,,.. .i wr, I, ,; 304 NW Second
Street, Okeechobee, Florida 34972.
The names and addresses of the per-
sonal representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set forth
below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands'
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice has been served
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUB-
LICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30
DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
'other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedents estate must
tile their claims with this court WITHIN
3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OFTHIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice Is May 17, 2005. .
Attorney for Personal Representative:
CROMWELL & DAHLMEIER, RL.
760 U.S. Highway One, Suite 301
North Palm each, FL 33408
561-848-2200
Frederick M. Dahlmeler'
Florida Bar No, 146393
Personal Representative:
Thomas L. Hayes
6801 S.E. 8th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
56003 ON 5/17,24/05

Find iH aster. Sell it sooner
In the classifleds


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 1998-DP-073
IN THE INTEREST OF:
N.N, DOB: 05-05-90
Mother of the minor child:
Wanda Nash
TO: Father of N.N., Steven Thomas
Residence and Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A PE-
TITION UNDER OATH HAS BEEN
FILED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN THE
ABOVE-STYLED COURT FOR THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
RELATIVE TO N.N., A MALE CHILD,
BORN ON THE 5TH DAY OF MAY,
1990. THE CHILD WAS BORN IN THE
COUNTY OF SAN BERNADINO, IN THE
STATE OF CALIFORNIA. YOU ARE
COMMANDED TO BE AND APPEAR
BEFORE A JUDGE OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT, JUVENILE DIVISION IN THE
ABOVE-STYLED COURT LOCATED AT:
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE .
304 NW. 2ND STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
AT 10:00 AM., ON THE 15TH DAY OF
JUNE, 2005, FOR HEARING AND TO
SHOW CAUSE WHY SAID PETITIONED
. SHOULD NOT BE GRANTED.
FAILURE TO 'PERSONALLY APPEAR AT
THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTI-
TUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS
CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON
THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU
MAY-LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN
THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS
NOTICE.
BE ADVISED THAT YOU HAVE THE
RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY TO REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU
CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY,
ONE MAY BE APPOINTED FOR YOU.
WITNESS MY HAND AS CLERK OF SAID
COURT AND THE SEAL THEREOF,
THIS 2ND DAY OF MAY, 2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OF COURT
BY: Kathleen Arnold
DEPUTY CLERK
52817 ON 5/4,10,17,24/05


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO.: 1998-DP-073
IN THE INTEREST OF:
N.N. DOB: 12-15-91
Mother of the minor child:
Wanda Nash
TO: Father of N,N., Joseph Madu
Residence and Address Unknown
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A PE-
TITION UNDER OATH HAS BEEN
FILED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN THE
ABOVE-STYLED COURT FOR THE
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
RELATIVE TO N.N., A FEMALE CHILD,
BORN ON THE 15TH DAY OF DECEM-
BER, 1991. THE CHILD WAS BORN IN
THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES, IN
THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. YOU
ARE COMMANDED TO BE AND AP-
PEAR BEFORE A JUDGE OF THE CIR-
CUIT COURT, JUVENILE DIVISION IN
THE ABOVE-STYLED COURT LOCAT-
ED AT:
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE
304 N.W. 2ND STREET,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
AT 10:0 A.M., ON THE 15TH DAY OF
JUNE, 2005, FOR HEARING AND TO
SHOW CAUSE WHY SAID PETITIONED
SHOULD NOT BE GRANTED.
FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT
THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTI-
TUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS OF THIS
CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON
THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU
MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED, IN
THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS
NOTICE.
.BE ADVISED THAT YOU HAVE THE
RIGHT TO AN ATTORNEY TO REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU
CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY,
ONE MAY BE APPOINTED FOR YOU. 0
WITNESS MY HAND AS CLERK OF SAID
COURT AND THE SEAL THEREOF,
THIS 2ND DAY OF MAY, 2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK8OF COURT
BY:"Kathleen Arnold
DEPUTY CLERK
52816 ON 5/4,10,17,24/05


Community Events


School board to discuss grants
In conjunction with the Community Collaboratie Council meeting,,
the Okeechobee County School Board will be discussing several grants
for the 2005 2006 school year. The meeting will be held Tuesday, May 2 1,
beginning at 10 a.m. in the school board office, 700 S.W. Second Ave.
Grants include: IDEA, Part B; Preschool and Discretionary, Title 1 grant,,
Part A-lmpro\ing the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged; Title
1, Part C-Education of Migratory Children, Tile 1, Part D; RIF, Local Delin-
quent; Title Ill-No Child Left Behind LEP'Immigrant; BASE program,
Reading is Fundamental; Carl Perkins Vocational Grant; Safe Discipline
and Drug Free, Safe Schools Grant, Enhancing Education through Tech-
nology (EETT.i; Title V (Innovative Programs: Title VI (Rural and low
income School Programs.); Indian Formula Grant; and Title II. Any per-
son who would like information or to provide input, please plan on
attending the meeting or call Cathleen Blair at 1863) 4-62-5001., ext. 255,
for grant contacts.


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


Main Street membership meeting slated
Okeechobee Main Street, Inc. %will hold its monthly membership
meeting at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., on \\Wednes-
day, May 25, at noon. This meeting is open tb the public. For information
on Main Street, call (863.1357-6246.


Book discussion group will meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group \\ill
continue to meet at 7 p.m. in the Okeechobee Library meeting room.
Everyone who lives to read and discuss books is invited to attend. The
group's schedule is: Thursday, May 26, "Yellow Raft, Blue Water" -
Michael Dorris; and Thursday, June 23, "Before Women Had Wings" -
Connie Fowler. If you have questions or would like more information,
call Jan Fehrman al (863) 357-9980.


Memorial Day bike rally planned
Okeechobee's first Memorial Day Bike Rally and Corvette Show will
be held at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center on S.R. 70 E. on May
28, 29 and 30. Everyone is welcome. The cost is $5 a day or $10 for the
weekend, and children under the age of 12 are free. Theie will be live
music, games and food. Come see outrageous machines, cuslorn paint
jobs and lots more. Vendors for T-shirs, face painting and more %ill 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 infor-
mation, check out wwiw.fl-bike-rally.com; or, call (8631 634-8980.


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


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


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


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


Frank 4ttkissonto speak at dinner
The Rep iblican Party' of Okeechobee will be hosting its annual Lin-
coln Day Dinner on Friday, June 10, at the Shrine Club on U.S. 78. Social
time will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. This year's
keynote speaker ill be Florida State Representative Frank Attkisson, Dis-
trict 79. Dinner will include a sirloin steak served with a baked potato,
green beans and a salad. Tickets are $30 per person. If you or your busi-
ness 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 W'al-Mart Supercenter' 2101 S. Parrott Ave.,
on Saturday. June .11, from Ila m. until 4 p.m. The contest is open to
Children ages 12 and under. From these preliminary contests, five
finalists from across the country will compete in the national finals in
August. These five kids will. compete for a grand prize of a $10,000
'U.S. Sajings Bond and a $1,000 donation in the winner's honor .to
Children's Milacle Network. For information, contact Erin LaBarge of
the Salmron Borre Group Communications at (8-s47) 295-4235.

Methodist church hosts Bible school
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St., will hold vacation Bible school June 13-17 fromrn 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, w which %\ ill
De led by Reverend Bruce Simpson and Reverend Jim Da%, son. A light
meal will be served each day. Registration fee is $5 per child, %\ith a
$10 maximum per family. 'Call the First United Methodist Church
office at (863) 763-4021 for information.

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


Guardian ad Litem training offered
i:ou can be the difference to a child in need. The Guardian ad Litern
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 I from 9 a m. until 4 p.m. at the South County Annex, St.
Lucie West Courthouse, 250 N.W. Country Club Drive, Port St. Lucie,
on the second floor meeting. For information, call (772) 785-5804

Headstart now accepting applications
The Economic Opportunities Council Headstart is accepting appli-
cations for the 2005 06 school year. Children turning 3 on or before
Sept. 1, but not yet eligible for kindergarten, may apply at Northside
Headstart, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. For appointments, call Sheryl Heater
at 18631 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. rn.

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, fiom 11:30
a.m. until 3 p.m. It will then be open every Wednesday and Frida\.
Please call ahead one day to reserve any specific equipment you may


need. For nrffiFrmation 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 (8631 763-3072 V II


Staff photo/Pete Gawda

Being identified
Kimberlee Marquis, age 2, and her mother Jennifer
attended the Saturday child ID program sponsored by
the Masonic Lodge. Children were videotaped, pho-
tographed and fingerprinted for identification purposes.


LEGAL ADVERTISEMENT
The Workforce Development Board of
the Treasure Coast Region 20 and
the Treasure Coast Job Training Con-
sortium announces a public meeting
of the Youth Council to which all. per-
sons are invited:
Date &Time:
Tuesday, May 24- 8:15 a.m.
Place: Workforce Development Board
of the Treasure Coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
PURPOSE: To discuss matters concern-
ing the Workforce Investment Act,
Workforce Employment Opportunities,
the Welfare Transition Program, One-
Stop Career Centers and the Work-
force Development Board. A copy of
the agenda may be obtained by con-
tacting:
WoKorr Develoarment Board
o me treasure coast
City Center
9350 S US Highway #1
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34952
Should any person wish to appeal any
decision made by the Board with re-
spect to any matter considered at the
above referenced meeting, they will
need to ensure a verbatim recording of
the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is
based, in order to provide a record for
judicial review.
53852 ON 5/17/05
Okeechobee County School Board
Members of the Okeechobee County
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