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Two take
bass tourney
Byron Chastain and Russ
Smozanek stepped past the
tournament leading teams of
Mac Russell Russell/Ronald
Rodgers (22.78 lbs.) and Jim
and Brandon McMillan (21.90
lbs.) to win the Second Annu-
al Russ Bringger Memorial
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A large exuberant crowd
gathered at the weigh-in trailer
as tournament host Pat Mal-
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called the first flight of the 170
angler field to the scale to
begin the weigh-ins.
It promised to be a good
day when the first team to hit
the scale was that of Jim and
Brandon McMillan who
brought in 21.90 lbs. They
held onto first place for a very
short time as two teams later
Mac Russell and Ronald
Rodgers hoisted a 22.78 lb.
bag onto the scale to take over
the lead.
Sports, Page 8

Drought Index
Current: 258
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.02 feet

Lake level
LastYear:
12.90 feet ,
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

Index
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Comics ............ 9
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... 10
Opinion ............4
Speak Out . . .4
Sports ............. 8
TV .............. 10
Weather ........... .2
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Scouts will go back to the cemetery Tuesday to remove the flags.

Community plans Memorial Day


Cub Scouts from Okeechobee*
County's Pack 964 gathered at
Evergreen Cemetery early Satur-
day morning to place United
States flags on the graves of veter-
ans. Graves of veterans are
marked by the American Legion
with white crosses, which are
de.ign,.-d to hold the flags. The
American Legion provides the
flags, which the Scouts put up on
Saturday in anticipation of Memor-
ial Day and will take down on
Tuesday.
Other Memorial Day services
were also under way this week-
end and today.
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. today. 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 9p.m.


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By Loma Jablonsld
Okeechobee News
After the last summer's hurri-
cane season, we learned how
valuable electricity is to our daily
lives. When the power went out,
the area basically shut down and
our lives were turned upside
down.
Without electricity we lived in
the dark. We quickly learned first
hand what it was like to live in
Florida prior to Edison inventing
the light bulb. Oil lamps, candles
and flashlights were worth more
than gold.
Unless you were lucky
, i,.i,'. to have a gas stove,
cooking had to be done on a
grill. It's amazing how quickly


you learn to cook on a gas or
charcoal grill. What is even
more amazing is what can be
cooked on that grill.
Those of us living in the
country were quickly reminded
that without power our well
pumps were worthless. So we
bathed in our swimming pools,
ponds and even ditches. There
were people cleaning up in the
flooded parking lot of North
Lake Plaza.
In true pioneer fashion, we
lugged five gallon buckets of
water into our bathrooms to
flush the toilets.
We became experts on how
long a bag of ice could keep
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While placing flags on the graves of veterans at Ever-
green Cemetery on Saturday, Cub Scouts from Pack
964 also removed flags that were tattered, faded and
worn. Flags that are no longer serviceable should be
turned over to the American Legion for disposal in an
official flag disposal ceremony. For more information,
contact the American Legion.


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SFWMD hosting
public workshop
OKEECHOBEE -- The South
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict (SFWMD) will host a work-
shop on Thursday, June 9, at their
Okeechobee Service Center Audi-
torium, 205 N. Parrott Ave., Ste.
201, from 6:30 until 9 p.m.
The purpose of the workshop
is to gather public feedback and
comments for the agency's recre-
ational use program.

Homebuyer classes
held each Wednesday
OKEECHOBEE -- The USDA,
rural housing service, can now
loan up to $141,000 for housing
mortgages for very low and low-
income applicants.
For prequalification for this
loan, call (863) 763-3345 to
reserve your seat for one of our
homebuyer classes.
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.


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food cold. Even more importantly,
we became our grandparents wait-
ing in long lines for food, water and
ice like they did during the Great
Depression.
Having been through all of this,
many residents of Okeechobee
have decided that "once was
enough". What we endured last-
summer has educated us as to
what we need to have to be truly
prepared for the upcoming hurri-
cane season.
Other than packing up and get-
ting out of the path of an upcoming
hurricane, the consensus of opin-
ion in Okeechobee is that one of
the most important items on a hur-
ricane preparedness list is the pur-
chase a generator.
"The most important thing is to
have a plan now. Don't wait until a
storm is coming. On a list of items
to have, I'd put a generator and
chainsaw. Since the oak tree I had
in the front yard was blown down
last year, I guess I don't need a
chainsaw," laughed Leone Law-
son.
When asked if she was plan-
ning on leaving or staying in Okee-
chobee if a storm was coming, she
replied "We're staying."
Chris Baez stated that a genera-
tor, baby food and lots of water
topped his list of hurricane sup-
plies.
"I think having a generator,


plenty of water
are the most
have," stated
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not leaving C
event of a storm
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light," she said.
Ms. Creech
chobee reside
through any sto
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We have a gr
who depend o01
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kept dodging
summer," said
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propane stove,
becue grill and
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Tourist drowns,
another missing
One tourist drowned and
another was presumed to have
drowned off Florida beaches over
the Memorial Day weekend, offi-
cials said Saturday.
The body of a Louisiana man
washed ashore Saturday off
Navarre Beach. The man, whose
identity wasn't released, had been
vacationing with his family, said
Santa Rosa County sheriff's
spokesman ,Jerry Henderson.
Officials suspect he drowned and
an autopsy was planned for Sun-
day.
The surf was calm, but it was a
'swim at your own risk' area, fire-
fighters told the Pensacola News
Journal.
Off Florida's east coast, Mark
D. VanBaren, of Crete, Ill., was
unconscious when he was pulled
out of the water Friday by Brevard
County rescuers. He later died at
Holmes Regional Medical Center
in Melbourne.
VanBaren and two friends
were pulled out to sea while
swimming on Melbourne Beach's
southern end, said Brevard Coun-
ty Fire-Rescue spokesman Orlan-
do Dominguez. Rescuers swam
150 feet through the choppy
water to bring them in, and all
were exhausted when they
returned to land.


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r and canned goods Kenny Ray of Lawn-Tamer
important items to Equipment stated that they have
Kelly Carnley. Ms. sold hundreds of generators. In
stated that she was fact, generator sales are up 1,000
)keechobee in the percent over those of a normal
'. year. During last hurricane season,
ee is my home. I am people came from the Panhandle,
storm comes," said the Coast, Sebring and Arcadia to
r. "I will have a good purchase generators in Okee-
ledicine, food, water chobee. He even had a waiting list
will also have my of people wanting to purchase
ers in a safe place." them after last season's storms.
ryone should have a Generators sales are also up at
screws, plywood, a Tractor Supply. According to Jeff
ed television and, if Baloga, manager of the local Trac-
nerator," stated Dr. tor Supply store, generator sales
began to increase about a month
ch of Big Lake Hos- ago. He stated that the store was
h Dr. Wright. having a difficult time keeping up
should have plenty of with the sale of gas cans and even
ell as bottled water, pitcher pumps. He also stated that
)atteries and a flash- they have a good supply of genera-
tors right now with more on the
is another Okee- way.
ent who will stay If you purchase a new genera-
)rm. tor, do. not leave it in its box until
Big Lake Hospice. needed. Take it out of its box and
eat deal of patients familiarize yourself with the unit.
n us." Test it to make sure it works.
n here 23 years. We If you have an existing genera-
the bullet until last tor or obtain a used one, check it
Amanda Dempsey. out to make sure that it is still in
nportant to have a good working condition. If not,
propane lamp, bar- have it professionally serviced
generator. As a mat- now. You will not be able to have it
husband bought a worked on right before an impend-
ast week." ing storm.
rators so high on With all the generators being
now is the time to purchased, it is extremely impor-
tant to use caution when operating
o local stores, gener- them. Generators can create haz-
lfast o ards for homeowners and electric
ast utility workers. Make sure to
^ always read and follow the manu-
facturer's safety and operating
instructions.
Carbon monoxide is a color-
less, odorless and tasteless poison
gas. It is a component of the
exhaust from a generator's engine.
? This gas is deadly. Never run your
generator inside your home or
garage. Only run the generator out-
doors in a well-ventilated, dry area
ders" away from the air intakes to your
home.
Plug your individual appliances
into the generator using a heavy
duty, outdoor rated extension cord
with a wire gauge adequate for the
appliance load. Do no operate
more appliances and equipment
than the output rating of the gener-
ator. To do so will overload and
damage the generator, and possi-
bly cause a fire.
If your generator is connected
to the house wiring, the home
must have a transfer switch
Installed by a licensed electrician. A
transfer switch connects your
| house to the generator and discon-
nects it from the utility power. This
will prevent back feeding, which
energizes the electrical circuits out-
side your home.
Back feeding usually occurs
when a generator is connected
directly to the electric panel or cir-
cuit in the home. Feeding power
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an outage will energize the trans-
former serving the house and
could pose a serious problem to
crews working to restore power in
the area.
Use the following guide as a
rule-of-thumb when purchasing a
generator.
A 1,000 watt recreational gen-
erator is for boating, camping and
limited outdoor use.
A 5,500 watt generator will
run limited lighting, radio, televi-
sion, refrigerator, sump pump and
microwave up to the capacity of
the unit.
A 7,500 watt generator will
run limited lighting, radio, televi-
sion, refrigerator, sump pump,
microwave and other various low
watt electrical devices up to the
capacity of the unit.
A 12,500 watt generator will
run limited lighting, radio, televi-
sion, refrigerator, sump pump,
microwave and other various low
watt electrical devices up to the
capacity of the unit.
In case you are not sure about
how much wattage you use, the
following guide has some of the
more common household electri-
cal appliances and their wattage.
The RW is the running wattage or
amount of wattage required to
run the appliance, and the SW is
the starting wattage, or the
amount of wattage required to
start the appliance.
Dishwasher: Cool dry (RW)
700, (SW) 1,400. Dishwasher: Hot
dry- (RW) 1,450, (SW) 1,400;
Coffee maker (RW) 1,750; Elec-
tric fry pan (RW) 1,300; Refriger-
ator or Freezer (RW) 700, (SW)
2,200; Clothes dryer (gas) (RW)
700, (SW) 1,800; Clothes dryer -
(electric) (RW) 5,750, (SW)
1,800. Automatic Washer (RW)
1,150, (SW) 2,300; Electric range
(6-inch element) (RW) 1,500;
Electric range (8-inch element) -
(RW) 1,200; Lights- as indicated
on the individual bulb. Radio -
(RW) 50 to 200; Well pump (1/3
hp) (RW) 750, (SW) 1,400; Well


pump (1/2 hp) (RW) 1,400;
(SW) 2,100. Color television -
(RW) 300; Vacuum cleaner -
(RW) 800; Air conditioners -
10,000 btu (RW) 1,500, (SW)
2,200; Air conditioners 20,000
btu (RW) 2,500, (SW) 3,300; Air
conditioners 24,000 btu (RW)
3,800, (SW) 4,950; Air condition-
ers 32,000 btu (RW) 5,000,
(SW) 6,500; Air conditioners -
40,000 btu (RW) 6,000, (SW)
7,800.
Always check the amount of
wattage the appliance requires
before plugging it into a genera-
tor. If the box or paperwork of the
appliance does not list the
wattage, the formula to figure
wattage is: Amps x Volts = Watts.
As you can see, it is important
to choose the size of generator
that is right for you: It is also
important to only use those appli-
ances that are absolutely neces-
sary for your basic needs.
Generators are not meant to
totally take the place of the elec-
tric company. They are meant to
provide temporary basic electrici-
ty to your home until power can
be restored.
Finally, don't forget that gener-
ators run on gasoline. Make sure
that you have enough gasoline to
keep the generator running for an
extended period of time. The
largest generator you can pur-
chase will do you no good with-
out fuel to run it. Read the instruc-
tions for your generator to
ascertain how long the generator
will run on a 5- gallon can of gas.
Keep in mind, that if the power
is out in town, the gas stations
cannot pump gasoline. So, have
enough on hand to last several
days. Keep those gas cans in a dry,
well-ventilated place easily acces-
sible after the storm passes.
Generators are definitely con-
venient and useful. Just remem-
ber to use common sense and
read the directions before using
them.


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Is the Cicada Killer Wasp, a wasp on steroids? "


By Dan Culbert
Extension Horticulture Agent
Last week I walked into a wasp
nest both figuratively and literal-
ly. A local pest control business
brought in several dead wasps that
were collected from the courtyard
of Raulerson Hospital. The report
was that these critters were big,
and they were flying around and
scaring the hospital staff, guests
and patients.
When I went on-site to investi-
gate, I arrived to a bee-hive of activ-
ity. The hospital staff was involved
in a mock-disaster drill, and yours
truly was declared "contaminat-
ed." While I was inadvertently vol-
unteering to be a victim, I had a
chance to get reacquainted with
Gina Ward, one of our local Master
Gardeners and member of the hos-
pital staff. After being officially
cleared, Gina directed me to one of
their courtyards.
I discovered what the buzz was
all about: I counted at least 30 hills
or wasp .nests and more than that
many yellow and black wasps fly-
ing all around among the trees and
shrubs. These were big bugs -
more than an inch long, with bod-
ies as wide as a bumble bee. But it
was not scary at all I felt com-
fortable that I was not going to get
stung, as this was a colony of the
beneficial Cicada Killer Wasp -
the subject of this week's column.
While most wasps and bees
should be taken seriously, this is
one that may seem intimidating
because of its size. Experiences
with the Cicada Killer Wasp have
shown it to be generally harmless,
unless you happen to be a cicada.
These wasps make solitary nests in
the ground that look like oversized
anthills. The adult wasps then fly
out to find cicadas, which are para-


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lyzed by a sting and then bought
back to the hole in the ground. In
the underground nest, the cicada
serves as food for the developing
wasps.
There have been two different
species of cicada killer wasps
found in Florida, and the most
common one is mostly black in
color. It has three pale yellow
bands that only go partially around
the fat abdomen. The legs and eyes
are a rust color, and there is a simi-
lar colored spot on the back
between the 4 amber-colored
wings. Males are a bit smaller than
females, but are more commonly
seen flying around the colony.
While this insect may be some-
times called a Ground Hornet,
according to Purdue Extension
Educator Steve Mayer some people
refer to this large docile wasp with
a less fearful name of Cicada
Hawk.
Cicadas are fairly large insects in
their own right. They measure
about two inches long and a half
inch in diameter. In the heat of
spring and summer days, you may
hear a slowly accelerating song of
repeated "che-che-che" noises
made by the male cicadas. The
adult cicadas emerge from the
ground after several years of feed-
ing on the roots of trees to mate,
and their size makes them a sub-
stantial meal for the cicada killer
larva.
Cicada killers over-winter as lar-
vae in the soil. Warmer spring tem-
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Cicada killer wasps are sometimes called Ground Hornets or
Cicada Hawks.


the wasps in the ground, and
emergence of cicada as food. Flori-
da sees both wasps and cicadas
emerge earlier than in other parts
of the country.
In public places, this wasp can
be viewed as a nuisance. Those
people known to have severe reac-
tions to other kinds of bee and
wasp stings will not want them
around. However, the severity of
their sting is reported to be very
mild when compared to the sting
of other bees and wasps. And,
while the slightly smaller male
wasps are more likely to be flying
abound a person, they do not sting.
The female has the stinger, and the
reports are that they will only use
their stinger if trapped in clothing
or captured in a fist.
Cicada killer wasp colonies,
called lekss" by Prof. Chuck Holli-
day of Lafayette College, are often
found in disturbed areas (i.e. near
buildings and structures) that are


neglected (i.e. with minimal land-
scape maintenance). Other char-
acteristics of nests are that they face
south, have well drained soil, and
are nearby trees (which will sup-
port the cicada populations).
Knowing what conditions cre-
ate a wasp colony will give some
clues to non-chemical manage-
ment of unwanted cicada killer
wasps: provide regular irrigation
and maintenance to encourage
vegetation to cover the soil. Flood-
ing the wasps out with a hose or
with a drench of soapy water is
another idea this will discourage
wasp nesting. The suggestion that
mulching will discourage nesting
has been made; however, the
colony I observed was thinly
mulched, and offered little discour-
agement.
University of Florida entomolo-
gists have some chemical pesti-
cides recommendations for out-
door wasp control, but be sure that


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you are using a properly labeled
product and are indeed dealing
with a cicada killer wasp. Other
more dangerous ground-dwelling
yellow jackets and hornets can be
much more dangerous for home-
owners to attempt control. Contact
our office for specific pesticide rec-
ommendations or assistance with
identifying this insect.
I've placed more information
on our Okeechobee web page,
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cicada, Tibicen auletes (Ger-

http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu. If
you need additional information
on Cicada Killer Wasps, please
email us at
okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or call
us at (863) 763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
Hwy 98 North in Okeechobee, and
visit our Okeechobee County Mas-
ter Gardeners on Tuesday after-
noons from 1 until 5 p.m. Happy
Memorial Day!


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Memorial Day Service
American Legion Post #299,
will hold a Memorial Day Service
on Monday, May 30, at 11 a.m., at
the Ortona Cemetery. Refresh-
ments will be served.

Fun! Fun! Fun!
Come join us in Vacation Bible
School at true Tabernacle Church
of God, in Moore Haven on May
31 through June 3 from 4 until 6
p.m., ages four to adults. Theme:
Construction zone building
character like Jesus. Come, and
bring a friend ....

Bike Rally
to take place
First annual Bike Rally in
Moore Haven is taking place.
There will be live music, food,
games, blessing of the bikes and
door prizes. Enjoy the great ride
over on Saturday, June 4 from 10,
a.m. to 4 p.m., at the historical
and beautiful Perry Park. Door
Prizes sponsored by Ft. Myers
Harley Davidson. The event is
sponsored by Christian Biker
Organizations, Biker Clubs,
please RSVP if possible, for more
information, call (863) 227-0246.

Church to host
Bible school
The First Baptist Church of
Moore Haven will feature "The
Rambling Road .Trip" Vacation
Bible School. It will be an exciting
adventure across the United States.
The fun begins June 6 through
June 10, Monday-Friday, from 6
p.m. until 9 p.m. Ages three years
through sixth grade are welcome
to attend.


Committee to
host Gala Night
The Hendry County Democrat-
ic Executive Committee hereby
announces our Jefferson/Jackson
Gala on Friday, June 10. Social
time is 6:30 p.m. and dinner
catered by Gator Hammock
Catering is at 7 p.m. The keynote
speaker is Senator Dave Arm-
strong and there will be raffle
drawings along with the buffet
dinner. This Gala will be held at
the LaBelle Civic Center behind
the LaBelle City Hall. building on
Highway 80 West. For further
information or tickets please call
983-2960 or 675-6131.

EDC to meet
on June 13
The Glades County Economic
Development Council normally
meets the first Monday of the
month at 6:15 p.m. in the confer-
ence room at Glades Electric
Cooperative. The June meeting
has been rescheduled for Mon-
day, June 13, at 6:15 p.m. If you
are not a member, please contact
the EDC about joining. If you are a
member, please plan to attend
the meetings. As the Main Street
effort, and other initiatives move
forward, we will need a host of
knowledgeable volunteers to
serve on various committees and
we encourage your participation.

Bus drivers
are needed
The Glades County School
District will be offering a bus-
driving course for anyone inter-
ested in driving.a school bus for
the district for daily routes


and/or extracurricular trips. If
interested, please contact Doug
Manke at (863), 946-3662. Class-
es have begun and take place in
the evenings..

Upcoming events
at senior center
Upcoming events and classes
offered at the Nobles Center, 475
E. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, exer-
cise class with Barb Branden-
burg meets M-W-F every week at
9 a.m.
Hendry County Health
Department Heart to Heart Pro-
gram and Senior Connections
are offering an eight-week Dia-
betes Class at 2 p.m., each
Wednesday at the Nobles Senior
Center. Classes include the dia-
betic diet, understanding carb
counting, eye and foot care, and
the ABC's of diabetes (the A1C
test, Blood Pressure, and Choles-
terol.) All diabetics, long term or
newly diagnosed, are welcome.

Faith in Action
is expanding
Faith in Action in LaBelle is
expanding to Clewiston and
Moore Haven in 2005. Residents
of any age with chronic disease
or illness in those' areas who
have a need for assistance with
everyday tasks of living can call
Liz at 983-7088 or 675-1446 for
more information. Those.with a
desire to make a difference in
someone's life by volunteering
are encouraged to call the same
phone numbers for more infor-


.Staff photo/Pete Gawda
Hurricane Awareness Week
At their Thursday meeting, Okeechobee County commissioners proclaimed the week of
May 29 through June 4 as Hurricane Awareness Week in Okeechobee County. Okee-
chobee County Emergency Management, ROAD (Recovering Okeechobee After Disaster)
and Project HOPE (Helping Our People in Emergencies) requested the proclamation. Tak-
ing part in the presentation of the proclamation are: (left to right) Frank Irby of R.O.A.D.;
Gene O'Neill, emergency management director; Commission Chairman, John Abney;
and, John Glenn and Alex Marquez of Project HOPE.


mation on this wonderful volun-
teer program benefiting resi-
dents in Hendry/Glades Coun-
ties.

GED classes
are available


Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m.
You may register the night of the
classes. If you have any ques-
tions you may call Scott Bass at
(863) 946-0202 ext. 13.

GAL program


social service agencies and the
community. No special educa-
tional degree is required.
Guardians need to be someone
with common sense, good judg-
ment and a commitment to
helping a child. Attendance at


The Glades County School neeOs advocates three training sessions held in
District, is offering GED prep The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) Fort Myers is required. Please
classes at Moore Haven High Program needs volunteers to contact Kelie Hedrick at: (239)
School (room 26-003) for adults represent the best interests of 461-4360 or (800) 269-6210 for
who wish to obtain their GED. abused, abandoned and neglect- more information, and to
Classes are on Tuesday and ed children before the court, reserve your space for training.


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Grand Opening will be
July 4th Weekend,.

Come See Our New Store!!!



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Community Events

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


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


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


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


Wal-Mart hosts bubble blowing contest
The Double Bubble Gum national bubble blowing contest will be
held at the Okeechobee Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on
Saturday, June 11, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The contest is open to chil-
dren 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. Savings
Bond and a $1,000 donation in the winner's honor to Children's Mira-
cle Network. For information, contact Erin LaBarge of the Salmon
Borre Group Communications at (847) 295-4235.


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


Treasure Island church plans VB S
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., invites all chil-
dren kindergarten through sixth grades to join us at vacation Bible
school June 20-24 from 5 until 8:15 p.m. VBS creates a fun and excit-
ing safari atmosphere where children will have a great time singing,
watching skits, creative crafts, playing games and getting to know
God through prayer. Along with VBS for the little ones, we will be
offering a parent seminar entitled Making Your Children Mind With-
out Losing Yours. For information call (863) 763-0550.




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Looking Back ...
A celebration was held in 1950 to observe the 25th wedding anniversary of the Reverend and Mrs. M.M. Martin of the
Independent Missionary Church. He was known to all his congregations as 'Preacher'. This photo was published by Twila
Valentine and Betty Chandler Williamson in their 1993 book titled "Strolling Down Country Roads". Do you have any old
photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W.


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Upcoming Events'

Monday
Memorial Day service will be held Monday, May 30, at 10 a.m. in Veterans
Memorial Park at the corner of U.S. 441 and S.R. 70. The Okeechobee
Memorial Post #64 of the American Legion has sponsored this program
for over 50 years. On Memorial Day afternoon, dinner will be served from
12:30 until 3 p.m. for a donation of $6. Music will be provided starting at 2
p.m. at the Post home, 501 S.E. Second St.

Tuesday
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone
is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m. at 1404 S.W. Second Ave. for commu-
nity Bible study for women. For information, call Theresa Brown at (863)
467-1112.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. for breakfast. For information, call (863)
357-0297.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meeting at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interested
are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the fel-
lowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith' Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m.'Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited. :
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is located next
to next to the driver's license office at 1857 U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-help
group that offers support and education for people who have been diag-
nosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective
disorder or dual diagnosis.

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

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Histor-
ical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
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 informa-
tion available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412 N.W. Sixth St.
For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in 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 wel-
come. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth Street, is open for blood
donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-9360.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask questions.
Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for information.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave.
Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
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 has moved to the One Stop
Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be available
therefrom 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet from 8 until
9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. For information, call
Hugh Lambert at (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet at 7:30
p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone interested may attend. For
information, contact Frank Coker at (863) 467-1941.
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
pne 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.
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Community Events


Memorial Day bike rally ends today
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 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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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by wind speed, since storm surge sizes depend on the slope of the conti-
nental shelf.
* Category 1: Winds 74-95 mph. Storm surge 4 to 5 feet above normal.
Damage primarily to unanchored mobile homes, shrubbery and trees.
Some damage to poorly constructed signs and piers.
* Category 2: Winds 96-110 mph. Storm surge 6 to 8 feet above normal.
Some roof, door and window damage of buildings. Considerable dam-
age to mobile homes, small watercraft, trees, poorly constructed signs
and piers. Flooding of coastal and low-lying areas.
* Category 3: Winds 111-130 mph. Storm surge 9 to 12 feet above nor-
mal. Some structural damage to small residences. Mobile homes
destroyed and large trees blown down. Coastal flooding destroys smaller
structures and floating debris damages larger structures. Terrain lower
than 5 feet above sea level may flood as far as 8 miles inland.
* Category 4: Winds 131-155 mph. Storm surge 13 to 18 feet above nor-
mal. Wall failures and roof collapses on small residences, and extensive
damage to doors and windows. Complete destruction of mobile homes.
Major coastal flooding damage. Most recent Category 4 storm to hit Unit-
ed States was Hurricane Charley on Aug. 13. Before that, the last one
was Hurricane Hugo in 1989.
* Category 5: Winds greater than 155 mph. Storm surge greater than 18
feet above normal. Complete roof failure on many residences and indus-
trial buildings. Smaller buildings and mobile homes blown over or com-
pletely blown away. Major damage to lower floors of all structures located
less than 15 feet above sea level and within 500 yards of the shoreline.
Massive evacuation of residential areas on low ground within 5 to 10
miles inland may be required. Last Category 5 storm to hit the United
States was Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
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storm:
Securely fasten impact-resistant shutters over all large windows and
glass doors. Shutters can be made from metal or plywood.
Discuss the type of hazards that could affect your family. Know your
-- home's vulnerability to storm surge, flooding and wind.
Locate the safest areas in your home or community for each hurricane
hazard.
Post emergency telephone numbers by your phones and make sure
your children know how and when to call 911.
Stock nonperishable emergency supplies and a disaster supply kit, con-
tainirig water, food, first-aid supplies, cash and other items to last for three
to seven days.
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should be measured in tens of miles rather than hundreds of miles.
If ordered to evacuate, do not delay your departure.
Check your insurance coverage flood damage is not usually covered
by homeowners insurance.
Take first aid, CPR and disaster preparedness classes.
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Memorial Day observances began after Civil War


By MaiyAnn Morris
Okeechobee News
The observance of Memorial
Day goes back to the Civil War.
Southern women decorated the
graves of soldiers even before the
Civil War's end. Records show that
by 1865, Mississippi, Virginia, and
South Carolina all had precedents
for Memorial Day. When a
women's memorial association in
Columbus, Mississippi, decorated
the graves of both Confederate and
Union soldiers on April 25,1866, in
a gesture of remembrance and
unity. The practice of strewing
flowers on soldiers' graves soon


became popular throughout the
reunited nation.
In 1868, Commander in Chief
John A. Logan of the Grand Army
of the Republic issued General
Order Number 11 designating May
30 as a memorial day "for the pur-
pose of strewing with flowers or
otherwise decorating the graves of
comrades who died in defense of
their country during the late rebel-
lion, and whose bodies now lie in
almost every city, village, and ham-
let churchyard in the land." The
first national celebration of the holi-
day took place May 30, 1868, at
Arlington National Cemetery,
where both Confederate and


Union soldiers were buried.
Originally known as Decoration
Day, at the turn of the century it
was designated as Memorial Day.
In 1971, federal law changed
Memorial Day holiday to the last
Monday in May. A few states con-
tinue to celebrate Memorial Day on
May 30, even if it does not fall on a
Monday. Today, the holiday still
observed at Arlington National
Cemetery when a wreath is placed
on the Tomb of the Unknown Sol-
dier and every grave is decorated
with a small American flag.
(Information for this article
came from the Library of Congress
History.)


Courtesy graphic/Library of Congress
This graphic came from Historic American Sheet Music 1850-1920 "Soldiers' Memorial Day,
May 30th, Strewing flowers over the graves of Noble Heroes," from the Duke University Rare
Book, Manuscript and Special Collection Library in the Library of Congress.


Letters home: WWII seen through young man's stories


(Editor's note: Letters from mil-
itary service members give those
at home special insights into the
reality of war- the hardships sol-
diers face, the horrors they see, the
friendships and courage that sus-
tain them. In honor of Memorial
Day, the Okeechobee News asked
readers to share letters written by
military service members. A spe-
cial collection of letters was
shared by Gail Brown of Okee-
chobee. Her uncle, George "Spud"
Eisele joined the Navy in 1942.
Excerpts from his letters show an
18-year-old boy growing up amid
the reality of war. The Navy
awarded him its' highest honor,
the Navy Cross. The Destroyer
escort ship, the USS EISELE, DE-34,
is named after him.)
Jan. 23,1942, Gillette Wyoming
Dear Mom,
I'll be home in a few days. I
have quit Worth and plan on join-
ing the Navy. Be home as soon as I
sell my saddle.
Lots of Love, Spud
February, 1942, San Diego, Cali-
fornia Boot Camp
Dear Mom,
Did you hear the broadcast over.
the radio last Saturday from
U.S.N.T.S. I was there and hooped
hollered at the top of my voice. I
thought you might be listening in
... Lots and lots of love,
Your Son, Spud
March, 19,1942, Camp Kidd
Dear Mom, Dad and kids,
... We moved up here to Camp
Kidd Monday ... We had to march
a mile to chow when we was
there. This is right at Balboa Park.
The Company Commander is
going to take us to the Zoo one of
these days ... We only have one
more week and then we get liberty
to go to town ... We got paid
Wednesday. I got $17.00 and had
to pay $5.00 canteen book, $2.00
for pictures and I owed a kid $2.00,
so I didn't have much left, but it's
enough until pay day comes again
... There is 160 in this company
and we have won all the penets on
keeping clean and neat and march-
ing and everything. We get to go to
the show every night for free...
Well, Write soon and lots,
As vcer, your loving Son, Spud
Spud didn't finish basic train-
ing. He was there just about a
month, when the Navy asked for
volunteers to leave training and go
aboard the USS San Francisco (a
Navy destroyer)
April 4, 1942 (postmark April 18
and passed by Navy censor)
Dear Mom and all, ... I am on
the USS San Francisco, it's a fine
ship and I like it fine so far ... Well I
can't say much, just doing fine, get-
ting better every day...
As Ever, Your loving Son, Spud
April 22, 1942
Dear Mother and all,
... I got it pretty easy for a 2/c
Seaman. I am a compartment
cleaner sweep down 3 or 4 times a
day and swab it once ... I got two
pay days since I came in. One
March 18 for $17.00 and one April
19 for $16.00, so I can't seem to
make both ends meet enough so I
can send any home, but I think
next pay day I can spare some...
As ever, your Loving Son, Spud
April 30,1942
Dear Mom and all
Boy when I get home I'll have a
lot to talk about. Doyle, Jim and I all
ex-servicemen. ... I got rated the
other day to Seamen 2/C and got a
check for $24.00 boy that
looked like a million to me in here
with nothing to spend it for. So next
payday you will probably get a little
money order, not much though. I
really like this ship just like being in
a large town. Everything you need
- barber shop, show shop, soda
fountain, candy store, machine
shop, carpenter shop, clothing
store, everything including laundry.
.. So you thought the pictures
was good of your homely Son. I
guess they wasn't bad ... Don't
have much to say, only War news.
Them old Japs had better do their
damndest now because Uncle
Sam and Me have got our dander
up and really mean business ...
Well it won't be long until I have
my 19th birthday, a birthday I prob-
ably will never forget. But Mom,
don't got to bother sending me
anything because every penny
means a little now and we will


Courtesy photo
Before joining the Navy in 1942, George "Spud" Eisele sold
his saddle. He hoped to return to Wyoming and work on his
uncle's ranch when the war was over.


make up for it when I get home. I
hope it ain't more than a year or
two. My liberty card has got on it a
void until after Feb. 3, 1944...
Well light out, Lots of Love,
,Spud
May 13, 1942
Dear Mom,
.... You asked a long time ago if
there were any kids that you know
on the Ship. The only one is that
Raymond Hogan, the kid that
worked up to the Bear Claw
(ranch) when I did. He has been
with me every since I got to Salt
Lake...
SAs ever, your lovinrg Son, Spudi
May 16, 1942 I
Dear Uncle Ray,
... I thought I would drop you a
line and find out how things are
running on the P+ Bar. I suppose
your cows are about all done calv-
ing by now. Mom said it rained a lot
this spring, so I thought it might be
hard on little calves ... The Navy life
ain't so bad. I got awful sea sick the
first few times I was out, but got
over it...
As ever, Spud
June 29, 1942
Dear Ray and Nellie,
Ray, I have gotten letters from
almost all the kids, but I enjoy your
old timers' letters the most, like you
and Worth. ... You said Old Belle
had a fine horse colt. I hope I get
back in time to make him one of
your saddle string ... I want you to
keep Bonnie's finest colt just for
me -- That is if you don't want
more than $100 for him...
As Ever, Spud
June 29, 1942
Dear Mom and all,
Well we sailors are in the
money now. $50.00 for apprentice
Seamen and $64.00 for 2/C Sea-
man ... One thing I can say is that I
have been far from home. I have
been to New Zealand and a few
other Islands. When we "Polly
Wogs" crossed the.equator we
sure got initiated by the Shellbacks.
A "Polly Wog" is what they call a
sailor before he has crossed the
equator and been initiated. After he
is a "Shellback" So I am a "Shell-
back", Boy! Did they ever give us
the work over... They cut our hair
all off and painted our head and
body with paint and run us
through a belt line and beat our
bottom good. I couldn't hardly set
down for weeks but it was
worth it...


Well goodbye with lots of Love,
Spud
July 6, 1942
Dear Mom and all,
... So Jim is a gunner in a plane.
Well I guess it would be alright if
you like it, but I don't like these
guns, they're too noisy, but I guess
I'll get used to it if it gets $50 more,
it wouldn't be bad. I'm doing pretty
good, I get $79.80 a month now.
I've been working in Chief quar-
ters, it pays $15.00 more...
Well, I'll close and write again
when I get a chance,
As Ever, Spud, your loving Son
July 18, 1942
Dear Mother and all
... Boy! You think Dad was fat.
Mom I weighed 184 pounds a
month ago. But I started working
now and don't suppose I weight
over 170. Sure working my fat off, I
feel a lot better now...
Your loving Son, Spud
The SANFRANCISCO joined the
forces preparing for the Guadal-
canal campaign in July and from
Aug 7 until Nov. 13 the ship partici-
pated in the capture and defense
of Guadalcanal.
August 10, 1942 (censored)
Dear Mom, Dad and kids,
... I'll send money when I
XXXXXXXXXX.
Your Son, Spud
Sept. 3, 1942
Dear Mom, Dad and kids,
Today was the Sweetest Mother
in the Worlds Birthday ... I got
about a $100 to send when I can
get a money order. I am going to
make an allotment for $30 a month
to you, because I want something
when I get out of the Navy ... Boy,
Mom you won't know me when I
walk in home the next time. I have
grown a lot and got a lot heavier.
Soon be a Man I guess. I be big and
broad shouldered, dark and maybe
handsome or something. My hair is
growing again where I can comb
it. Boy! I'm having a hard time writ-
ing this letter. I'm in the Scullery
setting on a table. I'm head man in
here now. I've got 3 men working
under me...
As Ever, your loving Son, Spud.
P.S. Dear Mother, I wish you the
happiest Birthday in your life.
Sept. 13,1942,
Dear Mom and All,
Gee! I got a letter saying Jim
was home on leave. I sure hope I


get leave some time in the near
future. Mom, how come Chester
quit Ray. I thought he was going to
work for Ray for years. I guess Ray
has a big bunk house now. Well! I'll
be back before long and me and
my wife will just move in. Ha, Ha
As Ever, Your loving Son, Spud

Sept. 27,1942
Dear Mom and Dad and kids,
Today is Sunday. Some of the
boys went to Church but I was a
bad boy and didn't get my work
done in time ... Boy was I sur-
prised when Chester quit Ray. I
thought he was going to work for
him for life. Now you see, if I was
back there, I could get married and
work for Ray from now on. Maybe
I'll get back some of these days in a
couple years anyway. ... I've been
working out and doing lots of box-
ing. I'm getting perty good with my
dukes. I'll clean Jims' plow when I
get home again if he gets tough
with me. Ha Ha.
Your Loving Son, Spud

October 2, 1942
Dear Uncle Ray and Aunt Nellie,
Sure was too bad Chester quit
you when you had a lot of hay
down. I think he would feel
ashamed of his self the way you
treated him. He told me before I
left that you treated him just like a
son. I would sure like to have been
there to take over when he left, but
I got a bigger job to finish out here
and it looks like its going to take
several years to do it. ... You said
Jim was doing fine and had hair on
his chest. I'm glad of that, when I
last seen him he didn't look too
good. I am sure glad he has shore
duty. It's perty rugged when you
get out on a ship. Mom always
worried a lot about him anyway,
and me she always said I was able
to take care of myself. "I hope"...


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Lots of Love, Spud

October 22,1942
Dear Mother and Dad and kids,
I suppose its began to get a little
chilly in old Wyoming by now. I
don't suppose I'll see any snow this
winter unless I get leave or some-
thing and I doubt very much if I get
any this year, unless luck would
turn my way for once. But I guess I
can't asked for any better luck than
I have had through life. I have
always had and will have the best
Mother and Dad in this world ... I
suppose Glenn will be drafted in
the army now, as well as a lot of
new married guys. If they really
knew what this war is really like
they would have to be drafted, they
wouldn't enlist...
As Ever your loving Son, Spud

October 27, 1942 (his last letter)
Dearest Sister,
... Yes, I remember when we
used to walk over the hill to school
and will never forget if I live to be a
thousand. That was the best part of
my life, I believe. I sure would like
to be back there to see what the old
ranch looks like now. Well! I like to
go back to work for Ray and take
his outfit to run. I'll give you a job
cooking for me maybe. If I do get
back or this ends soon, I'll proba-
bly get married if I can find some lit-.
tie blonde that will have me.
I got a letter from Effie and she
said Omer was somewhere in Aus-
tralia. Boy he sure is lucky to get a
.good duty. They say there is
women on every corner, any way
that is the way it was in New
Zealand.
Your Loving Brother, Spud.
April 30, 1943
Dear Mrs. Eisele
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the loss of your son and my deep-


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est sympathy is with you.
On the 12th of Nov. we were in
the harbor off Guadalcanal protect-
ing a convoy of transport and
freighters that brought reinforce-
ments to the marines. That morn-
ing we were attacked by sub-
marines with no casualties. Along
about noon we got a report that a
large number of enemy torpedo
planes were coming to attack us.
We manned all Battle stations and
waited. Then we sighted the Jap
planes coming in about ten feet
above the water. Spud was at his
gun and when they got in close
enough he opened fire with all he
had. One of the planes launched its
tin fish at us and started to climb
over our ship. Well Spud must have
killed the pilot because the plane
crashed right on top of him. It helps
me to know that Spud died instant-
ly and did not suffer. They buried
Spud and the others at sea about
eight miles off the coast of Guadal-
canal. Spud fought and died like a
true American and his great
courage will always be in my mind.
Spud was one of the finest men
there ever was and it hurt me when
he was killed.
Later that night I got hit by 48
pieces of shrapnel and just got out
of the hospital, but that doesn't
matter. This has been the hardest
letter I ever tried to write and would
rather have taken a beating rather
than wrote this but I hope it helps
you. I am going back down in the
South Pacific soon and I'll see that
Spud's death is avenged.
Respectfullyyours,
Raymond Hogan
Seaman Second Class Eisele
was posthumously awarded the
Navy. GCross for: courageously
remaining at his post to fire on the
plane as it eame toward him. In
1943 the Navy named a destroyer
escort, the USS Eisele, DE34 after
him.


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Letters from soldiers give insight into reality of war


(Editor's note: Letters from mili-
tary service members give those at
home special insights into the real-
ity of war- the hardships soldiers
face, the horrors they see, the
friendships and courage that sus-
tain them. In honor of Memorial
Day, the Okeechobee News asked
readers to share letters written by
military service members.)


Soldier wrote of
heavy clothing
Contributed by Mrs. Bettie
Bass: "I found these letters in my
grandmother's old trunk. They are
from my uncle, Denver Fritchey.
Camp Mills, Long Island, N.Y "
August 22, 1918
Dearest Father and Mother,
Received your letter last night
was glad to hear from you. I wrote
you a card while on my way up
here and once after I arrived. Guess
you got it after. We sure had some
trip up here. We came via St. Louis,
Decatur, Illinois, and Danville and
Peru Indiana, and Detroit, Michi-
gan, crossed the river there, came
to Windsor Canada and on down,
to Niagara Falls. There we got off
and walked out three miles to the
real Falls. Stayed there for an hour
or so.
That is the greatest sight I ever
dreamed of seeing in my life. The
picture of it doesn't show it to be
half as wonderful as it really is. It is
a real large river and the entire
stream falls for hundreds of feet
straight down and talk about noise!
You can hear it and it sounds like
constant thunder.
We crossed the river there and
came over into New York State, but
went back into Pennsylvania,
through New Jersey and to N.Y.
City. We are now 19 miles from the
city proper out on Long Island, but
this is just a solid town. Out here
where the camp is at and two years
ago this was filled with millionaires
.houses, but the government made
them get out and has a camp here.
Over three or four hundred thou-
sand soldiers here all the time and
they just stay for a few days.
This is where we are fitted out
for oversea service. We get big
heavy shoes that will weigh at least
ten pounds and a little cap that just
comes about halfway over to your
ears. We get wrapped leggings and
heavy wool pants.
We are ready to leave here any
day, but may be here two weeks.
You can't tell a thing about that, but
we won't be here very long. We're
apt to leave at any time; but'send
my mail here to me and if I have
gone it will follow me. So answer
soon and after I don't know how
often I will get to write to you from
over there, but just as often as pos-
sible. I think I will be back inside of
eighteen months for I don't believe
the war will last longer that next
July and perhaps it will be over by
Xmas. Well, I have written all I
know to write for this time, so I'll
say good-bye, hoping to be with
you all again. And giving my best
regards to all,
I am as ever, Your loving son,
Denver (Fritchey)
Headquarters Co 142, Camp
Mills, Long Island, New York

June 22, 1919
Dearest Father and Mother,
Just a few words to let you
know that I am well and I hope you
are the same. Well, I have moved
again. Guess I will be in some of
the last outfits to get back, but I
guess I am just about as well off
here as any place. Ella is getting $40
a month and I have $10 allotted to
the Arkansas National Bank at
Fayetteville, but only draw $3.12
after my insurance is taken out. But
I have managed to get along very
well.
Don't be worried about me for I
will be back just as soon as they
send me back.
Tell Bill that I wrote to the bank
for him. If I get an answer, I will
send it to him. So I will say good-
bye hoping to hear from you soon.
I am as ever, Your loving son, Den-
ver (Fritchey)
D.H. Fritchey
M-P-e- #2
A-P-O-713
France


Soldier never
learned to shoot
Contributed by MaryAnn Bir-
kett, Okeechobee: "This is a letter
from my grandfather, Chauncey F.
Landis who served in World War I.
He was a country club chef by
trade. When he enlisted, and the
army found out he could cook,
they sent him right to work in the
mess hall, cooking for the new


enlistees. Throughout the entire
was he was a mess sergeant. He
never went through basic training.
He never learned how to shoot a
gun and never even held one until
he was put in charge of guarding a
troop train going through enemy
territory in France! He and my
grandmother (who he nicknamed
'Boodie') were engaged and had
set their wedding date for his
expected return in June of 1919.
His father had passed away, then
my grandmother's brother Calvin
unexpectedly died. He. wrote this
letter to my Grandmiother upon


The army issued "big heavy boots" as Denver Fritchey
remarked in his letters. This photo came from those taken by
Chauncey F. Landis.
". ,. ,. MM ImmmL


Courtesy photos/MaryAnn Birkett
Sunday, January 18, 1918, World War I, Left to right: Sgt. Chauncey F. Landis, Pvt. W.
Schlegel, Corp. Cassler dressed for a cold winter in Army issue coats.


Courtesy photo
SPC Scott Leach is currently serving in the National Guard
'stationed in Iraq.


receiving that news."
ON ACTIVE SERVICE with the
American Expeditionary Force
Villouxel, France
Good Friday p.m., April 19, 1919
Dearest Mine,
Just had finished writing three
letters, telling the latest good news
of my coming home trip when an
orderly handed me three letters
and a post card. Two letters were
yours containing the almost unbe-
lievable news of Cal's death; also
one from Eugene and a N.Y. card
from Florence and Bill. I don't
know how to write, Hon. Seems so
strange that as far as life and health
in concerned I was very lucky thru
this terrible war up until we began
to take steps toward home, then
just the day be-fore the first move
west-ward comes a letter of
Father's death and now' again just
in the midst of preparation for a big
last overland move comes another
letter much more surprising than
any I yet received.
And, Hon, did not you think he
was seriously ill until the very last
days? You write not, but I can't
understand. He must have been
very sick. Of course your opinion of
the doctors explains a lot. I feel
almost as though I had lost my
own brother. I must say I never
knew anyone who was as loving
and liberal. Look how he sat and
waited for us at the station in that
bitter cold, too. I need not remind
you of such things, but you know
how I appreciated him and his
kindness to you and to me.
Oh, I wish I were home, Hon, to
have been with you and yours and
said a last farewell to him. After my
family loss, you know I truly sym-
pathize with you. How I wish this
sorrow were mine, only I know full
well his place can never be re-filled
and how much he was needed by
wife, children, mother and sisters
and brother. Eugene wrote me that
no one of my family sent flowers.
Hon, I am very sorry that they did
not think so far, especially after you
did so much for my family. Some-
times my family seems impossible
to me. They do so little for anyone
or each other, but it is a hereditary
trait, and they are not. .to blame all
together. I blame it on the Puri-
tanism principles handed down
from generations before. You and I
can perhaps show them how to
live and love and give. '
Am going to write to Beaulah.
After so anxiously awaiting to take
the step we've planned to take, I
can understand better than ever
her loss. My heart bleeds for her
and the kiddies. If we but could,
what wouldn't we do for our
friends in trouble.
Last night I slipped into the only
church here, a Catholic church. It
was already dark and all the light in
the church was the tiny one that is
always lit. The floor is stone and I
was scared at the echo of my foot-
steps. I knelt at the last bench and
un-covered my soul to my God. It
gave me great peach of mind and
soul. Tonight I'll go again, all by
myself and unknown and kneel in
prayer for you all back home. I
often pray for you, Boodie dear,
and all the rest, but seldom go in a
church to do it, but I shall do it
every chance I get of an evening.
This is my last chance to get
mail off before I move and I must
write to Beaulah yet. Would like to
write a good long letter to your
mother, but have no time as mail


will not wait. I have her in my mind
every day and in my prayers and
pray God comfort her in her trou-
ble as He alone can. She will soon
have another son who knows he
cannot take the other's place, but
will do all he can, for these deaths
make me feel the coming on of age
and make me realize more than
ever that life is so short and so
much kindness can be done, but
so often is not. Go to God in com-
fort. He alone can heal. I feel so
poor at such time as help, but I am
yours only and coming home soon
now to share your sorrow. My life is
yours: .. ..: '
With much love, Chauncey


Letter on an MRE box
Contributed by Angie Pfennig:
"These letters are from Scott A.
Leach, SPC, National Guard, Iraq.
The following letter was written
on a Meals Ready to Eat (MRE)
box.
March 2, 2005
Hello again,
Thank you very much for the
letters, pictures and package. It
sure feels nice to get things from
home. No work yet on when we
get leave. There are rumors
spreading that we may not get
leave. When I hear something
from our command I'll let you
know.
It is hot today. It is very hot. I
look forward to riding four wheel-
ers and jeeps and Universal Stu-
dios and the Grinch. I. look for-
ward to eating without a target on
my head. Thanks again for the
mail and I'll write and call you.
again soon.
Love, Scott

March 18,2005
Dear Angie,
It's 4:23 a.m. and I am tired. I
am section chief tonight so I stay
awake for the entire twelve hour
shift, just sitting here staring at
the computer screen waiting for,
an actual mission to come down
on it. Sometimes we get dry fire
rehearsal missions but actual
missions mean I wake the other
three soldiers up in here and we
shoot at targets. I had one mis-
sion tonight but it was cancelled
early. I sure wish it was my turn
to sleep. This night is boring.
I have received letters from
one of your co-workers and I
have a letter ready to send out in
the morning in return. Thank
goodness I got this notepad in
the mail this week. I'd seem like
a hobo sending Meals Ready to
Eat (MRE) boxes to everyone!
When I first got here that's all I
had and it's hard for me to
remember crazy stuff like that
until I need it. And we stay so
busy I hardly have time to write
much less look very far for some-
thing to write on.
The weather has been fair so
far, nothing crazy yet. Warm at
day, cool at night. None of us are
looking forward to summer,
though I am anticipating my
leave! Hopefully the dates I
requested will be granted. I can-
not wait to see all of you. What a
race to remember.
You have really helped me
through this a whole lot. I want
you to know how much I appre-
ciate you.
Send my best to everyone.
Love, Scott


Courtesy photo/Library of Congress
Memorial Day was originally called "Decoration Day" after the fact that it was the day women
placed flowers on the graves of fallen soldiers. This parade took place in 1910 in Brownsville,
Texas.



WWII Draft notice:



Uncle Sam wants you!


(Editor's note: Those who
were drafted to go into the mili-
tary service during World War II
received this letter from the
Selective Service: Letter cour-
tesy of Robert Lantz, of Okee-
chobee.)

STATE OF FLORIDA State
Headquarters for Selective Ser-
vice
ST. AUGUSTINE
State Director of Selective Ser-
vice

A MESSAGE TO SELECTEES

When in times of grave emer-
gency it becomes necessary for
this Nation to ask its people to
share in the common defense, it
is imperative that each man do
his part. Every one of us has a
task to perform. Yours is the part
of a soldier a service upon
which tradition imposes a high
honor.
You have received your notice
to report for training. In a few
days, you will go to your local
board headquarters and pro-.
ceed from there for induction
into the United States Army. As
you go, bear in mind that upon
your shoulders rests the faith of
your neighbors, whose chosen,
representative you are."
It is a new life to which you
are going and in order that your
road to it and through it may be
made smoother the following
suggestions are made:
1. Go to it cheerfully, soberly
and alertly. On your journey
from your local board to the
Induction Station obey the
instructions of your leader. Be
mindful of the property of public
carriers as any damage to same
will be your responsibility. Also
remember you are entering on


this new life with the.eyes of
your associates watching your
every action, therefore your con-
duct in the beginning may have
a lasting influence on the suc-
cess that you hope to attain in
this business of being a good sol-
dier.
2. If you are employed,
remind your employer that there
is a possibility that you may be
rejected when you report for
induction into the Army. Ask him
to hold your job for you until you
sell your car or your business
before you leave, sell it on a con-
tingent basis so that if you are
not taken by the Army, you can
reclaim it when you return
home.
3. If you are unemployed, reg-
ister with your State Employ-
ment Service before you leave. It
will help you get a job when you
return home.
4. Travel light. If you wish,
take a small bag with a few clean
clothes, a few handkerchiefs,
socks, soap, towel, and neces-
sary toilet articles. These are not
essential as you will be issued
necessary equipment, by the
Army but they may come in
handy should there be any delay
in your induction into the Ser-
vice. Leave jewelry, large sums
of money and other valuables at
home for they may easily be lost.
If possible, take a little spending
money for such needs as you
may have before your first pay-
day. Take some postal cards or
stationery and stamps, a foun-
tain pen, and an inexpensive
watch if you have them.
5. Leave your automobile or
motorcycle at home. If you are
accepted, your commanding
officer will tell you whether you
may have it at the post and if so,
you may have an opportunity to


get it.
6. It takes time for the Army to
assign you to your permanent
military unit. Keep in touch with
your friends and family but ask
them not to write to you until
you have a definite and com-
plete address to which mail will
be delivered. As soon as you are
inducted into the Army, your
nearest relative will be advised
as to your whereabouts, so don't
worry about being out of touch
with your family in the event of
an emergency. They will know
where to call.
7. At the reception center, the
Army will classify you, that is, try
to find the type of job in the
Army which you can do best, in
which you will be happiest and
do the best for yourself and for
your Country. Before you go to
the classifier, think back over all
the jobs you have had, how long
you worked at them and exactly
what you yourself did to them.
Give all the information asked
for honestly and completely. It
will be for your best interest.
8. Go to the Army with an
open mind and forget any ideas
which you now have unless you
KNOW they are correct. Keep
your ears and eyes open. Obey
orders in the best way you know
how and you will succeed.
Your country needs your
help, otherwise you would not
have been called. Some of us
will not have the privilege of
serving as you serve. Our work
will be in other fields but
fields of related endeavor. With
your assistance all of us will
achieve our common goal the
maintenance of the free heritage
to which we were born.
Vivian Collins
State Director of
Selective Service






The Okeechobee News, Monday, May 30, 2005


8 SPORTS


Chastain and Smozanek take Bringger Memorial Bass Tourney


By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Byron Chastain and Russ
Smozanek stepped past the tour-
nament leading teams of Mac
Russell Russell/Ronald Rodgers
(22.78 lbs.) and Jim and Bran-
don McMillan (21.90 lbs.) to win
the Second Annual Russ Bring-
ger Memorial Bass Tournament
at Okee-Tantie Marina and
Campground Saturday after-
noon.
A large exuberant crowd
gathered at the weigh-in trailer
as tournament host Pat Malone
of Headturners3.com called the
first flight of the 170 angler field
to the scale to begin the weigh-
ins.
It promised to be a good day
when the first team to hit the
scale was that of Jim and Bran-
don McMillan who brought in
21.90 lbs. They held onto first
place for a very short time as two
teams later Mac Russell and
Ronald Rodgers hoisted a 22.78
lb. bag onto the scale to take
over the lead.
Twelve anglers later Byron
Chastain and Russ Smozanek
stepped onto the stage with big


grins on their faces. They
deposited 23.92 lbs. of fish onto
the scale to sweep into first
place. They held the lead and
took home a check for $2,244 for
the win.
Even though angler after
angler weighed in some beauti-
ful sacks of fish, none could
overtake the teams already in
first, second and third place.
Mac Russell and Ronald
Rodgers ended the day in second
place and received a nice $1,122
check for their efforts.
Jimmy and Brandon McMil-
lan held on to take home a check
for $898 for third place.
Local angler and well-known
guide Larry Wright and his long
time partner and son Cody
Wright, just home from college,
pulled into fourth place with
20.42 lbs. of bass earning them a
$718 pay check.
Fifth place and a check for
$538 went to Jim Hurlock and
Carmen Patti for their 18.94 lb.
catch.
It was a great day to be at
Okee-Tantie Marina. The weath-
er was sunny and hot, the food
was delicious and the turnout


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DTLJRNE,3CP


Staff photos/Lorna Jablonski
The team of Mac Russell (left) and Ronald Rodgers (right)
had 22.78 lbs. of Okeechobee largemouths in their catch bag
that earned them second place in the Russ Bringger Memor-
ial Bass Tournament Saturday. They took home a check for
$1122 for their efforts.
was tremendous. With the pro- research, it was a successful day
ceeds of the day going to cancer for all.


4w

Al~


Byron Chastain held up one of the fish that helped push him
and his partner Russ Smozanek into first place at the Russ
Bringger Memorial Bass Tournament Saturday at Okee-Tantie
Marina. The team of Chastain and Smozanek brought in
23.92 Ibs. of bass to earn $2244 for first place in the tourney.


Sports Briefs


YMS girls host
golf tournament
The Lady Yearlings' volleyball
team will host a golf tournament
on Saturday, June 4, at the Okee-
chobee Golf and Country Club,
with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
The fee is $50 per person
($200 team of four), which
includes a rib dinner after play is
completed. Buddy Mills and the
FFA will be grilling the food.
There will be plenty of prizes,
including prizes for the best score,
longest drive, closest to the pin
and the worst score.
Contact Bruce Conrad to make
reservations for your foursome at
(863) 697-0952 or (863) 467-0130;
or call Yearling Middle School
(YMS) at (863) 462-5056 for infor-
mation.
Swim lessons
being offered
Registration for swimming les-
sons will be held June 7-June 10
from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.
f Lessons are $25 and will be on a
first-come, first-served basis.
For information, contact the
pool office at the Sports Complex
(863) 467-7667.
Junior golf clinic
will be June 13-17
Waldau's junior golf clinic, host-
ed by Waldau's Junior Golf, Inc.
and the Okeechobee Golf and
Country Club, will be held June 13-
17 from 8 a.m. until noon each day.
The clinic is open for junior
golfers between the ages of 7-12
only. Adam White, head golf
instructor, Bubba Mullins and Jim
Waldau will head up the clinic,


which will include golf instruction,
practice and golf games. There will
be a tournament competition on
the final day.
The clinic is limited to the first
20 junior golfers. Beginner to inter-
mediate players will be taught all
aspects of the game, including
rules of golf and golf etiquette. The
clinic will also provide education
literature, shirts and prizes.
Contact Adam White at (863)
763-6228 or Bridgette Waldau
(863) 467-7300 for information,
price and clinic application forms.
Or, visit their website at www.flori-
dajuniorgolf.org for information.
Golf tournament
will benefit CIS
Communities In School (CIS)
and the Police Athletic League.
(PAL) are hosting their sixth annual
golf tournament on Saturday, June
18, at the Okeechobee Golf &
Country Club.
There will be an 8 a.m. shotgun
start.
Entry fees are $45 per person, or
$180 per team. Sponsorships are
available. The cost of a hole spon-
sorship is $150; a tee sponsorship
is $75; and, a team sponsorship is
$180.
There will also be chicken and
rib barbecue dinners.
Prizes will be given to the first,
ninth and next-to-last place teams.
All proceeds will help fund CIS
projects: Mentoring Character
Counts and Youth Center.
For information, call CIS at
(863) 462-5327.
Slate for tennis
lessons announced
Dave Ellis, a USPTR certified
tennis pro and high school coach,


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Track award
Athletic director Mike Radebaugh (left) presents Carlos
Portocarrero with his four-year letter winner award for
track as part of the presentations of the Brahman Athletic
Banquet held at the Okeechobee High School cafeteria.


s offering five weeks of recre-
ational tennis lessons at the Okee-
chobee Sports Complex.
Classes will meet Monday
through Friday starting on Mon-
day, June 6, and ending on Friday,
July 8. Classes are determined by
the grade in which the student
will be enrolled in the fall.
Each student will have three
lessons a week for five weeks.
The cost will be $40. Private les-
sons are available during the sum-
mer for $90 for six, one-hour ses-
sions.
For information, contact Dave
Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or (863)
532-9316.
Volleyball team
hosts summer camp
The Okeechobee High School


volleyball team will host a summer
volleyball camp for girls in grades
four through eight.
The camp runs from 9 a.m.
until noon, June 20, 21, 23 and 24
at Osceola Middle School. The
cost is $45, and includes a free T-
shirt and water bottle.
The camp is for experienced
and beginning level players. Par-
ticipants will be divided by skill
level and will work in groups with
players of similar ability. Experi-
enced players will be challenged
by a quicker, more aggressive
style of play. Both groups will be
led by experienced coaches and
assisted by varsity level players.
You may pick up an applica-
tion in the main office of Okee-
chobee High School, or call head
coach George May at (863) 634-
5836 for information.


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Dayla Ferneau concentrates on her game during a recent ten-
nis tournament at the Okeechobee Sports Complex.

Local youths compete


in tennis tournament


Following are the results of the
recent youth tennis tournament
held at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex.
3-10s Division: Winners Jor-
dan, Canevari, Otto Ramirez, Irfan
Chaudhary and Amy Nunez.
Finalists Samantha Rivero, Tan-
ner Underwood and Ly Pham.
12s Division: Winner Ali
Nunez, Finalist Liz Turner.
14s Division: Winner Jessica


Brantley, Finalist Bradley
Williams.
Girls 16 Division: Winner -
Catherine Spangler, Finalist Jami
Fadley.
Boys 16 Division: Winner Elj
Cabansay, Finalists Bobby Spelts
and Ryan Fulford.
Boys 18 Division: Winner -
Ryan Bailey, Finalist Bobby
Spelts.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, May 27,
through Thursday, June 2, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Star Wars Episode
Ill" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at
7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Theatre II "Madagascar" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.-
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre Ill "The Longest
Yard" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Head Start Project
accepting applications
Okeechobee I Center located at
726 N.E. 16th Ave. is currently
accepting applications for migrant
children and children with disabili-
ties in our Head Start Program. Our
belief is that all children can benefit
from receiving educational, Health
and Social Services which our pro-
gram offers. We serve children 6
weeks to 5 years. To qualify the
family must have migrated in the
past 24 months worked in agricul-
ture and primary income must
come from agriculture. We
encourage families of children with
disabilities to apply. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-0702 and ask
for Sylvia, Ella, or Page.

El Centro de Okeechobee I
locaizado en 726 NE 16th Ave.
esta aceptando aplicacions para
ninos de families migrants y
ninos incapacidados. En nustro
program nostros creemos que
los ninos se benefician en cuando
reciven services de education,
salud y services socials que nus-
tro program ofrece. Servimos
ninos de 6 semans a 5 anos. Para,
cualificart.la familiar deve de ver
salido del condado 0 estado en
los ulitimo 24 mess y trabajado en
agriculture. Con el ingreso de la
familiar de trabajo de agriculture.
Animamos que las families con
ninos incapacidados aplican. Para
mas information por favor de lla-
mar al (863)467-0702 Y ablar con
Sylvia 0 Zila.
Redirection Center
needs volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would
like to teach others? Do you
belong to a civic organization or
religious organization and would
like to spread the word? If you
answered yes to any of these
questions, please contact Tom
Jones or Karin Aldridge at Okee-
chobee Redirection Center, (863)
357-5905. We are looking for vol-
unteers to work a few hours a
month with committed youth.
Need help paying for quality
child care?
Volunteers sought
for mediation program
If you have time on your hands
and want to work within the court
system try the mediation pro-
gram. The Nineteenth Judicial Cir-
cuit mediation program is looking
for volunteers that would like to
become a mediator for the courts.
All mediators are court appoint-
ed, trained and certified by the
Supreme Court of Florida. If you
would be interested in volunteer-
ing arid want more information
on the program, call Andrea
Bemenderfer at (561) 871-5305.
Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items, and is cur-
rently seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools as well as golf and


fishing equipment. Call Hospice
at (863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.
Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County Board
of Realtors is accepting entries for
their monthly property beautifica-
tion awards program. The property

does not have to be for sale and is
open to residential and commer-
cial property throughout the coun-
ty. For information or to obtain
entry forms, contact Dale Ann Wat-
ford, secretary of the Board at
(863) 634-7311 or (863) 763-8222.


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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sjle 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


BASSET HOUND- Frostproof
area on 05/13/05. Call to
identity. (863)635-5833.
DOG, White & Brown, Male.
Found in SW area. Call to ID.
(863)467-8960
FOUND: Red Nosed Pit Bull
Puppy, female. Call to identi-
fy 863-697-2505
LADIES JACKET- Must de-
scribe. Leave message
(863)610-3920.

CAT, male, smokey gray, neu-
tered, timid, vic. of Ft. De-
naud Bridge, south side,
named Tibs. (863)675-2491
DACHSHUND- Brown & gray
spots, Green eyes. Vic. R-
Bar, Evergreen Cemetery
area. (863)634-1909
GERMAN SHEPHERD,
Black & Brown, Lost Fri. 5/13
in vicinity of Whispering Pines.
(863)357-7298
GERMAN SHEPHERD-
Black/white, Missing since
May 14th, vic of Hwy 98 &
Civic Ctr. Family Pet, Please
call if found. REWARD
(863)634-7290.
Lost: fancy cane, left in cart
at Walmart. REWARD!
(863)357-1401
LOST PEACOCKS (3), brown
females, Mosquito Creek
area. (863)467-1558 or
(772)532-9421
Lost: wallet, vic. of Wal-
marl/Dairy Queen, REWARD!
(863)763-6721
PEKINGESE DOG, Female,
,.White w/maroon & hunter
green collar. Lost in vic. of Ea-
gle Bay Drive. (863)697-1390
PIT & LAB MIX- Male, Black,
little white on chest. Approx
25lbs. Vic. near SW 10th St.
(863)763-7553 Reward.


ADULT HOUSE CAT 11/ yr old
Spayed and housebroken
Free to good home
(863)357-1023
BASSETT HOUND- (M),
housebroke, loves kids &
other animals, to good lov-
ing home only.
(863)612-0186.
CURR/BULL DOG MIX- Male,
1yr old. Free To Good Home
Only! (863)357-3994.


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Employment -
FUt-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -215
Part.Tima 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



All around maintenance per-
son to do lawns, wash
trucks, etc. 863-467-1717.
II ALL TRADES NEEDED II
Daily work Daily pay
Report to Labor Finders 6am
105 SW 3rd Ave.
CAREGIVER, LIVE-IN
Earn Salary + Room & Board.
Weekends Off. Call for
information. 863-697-6047
CERTIFIED OPERATOR
60 ton American friction,
piling, materials, concrete
bucket experience.

CONSTRUCTION
WORKERS:
Experienced Construction
Workers Needed For
Petroleum Industry.
Pipe Fitters
Equipment Operators
Electricians
Laborers & Helpers
Only Serious, Self
Motivated Need Apply.
Clean Driving Record.
Weekly travel req'd in Fla.
DFWRP 401K,
Paid HolidaysVacation.
Wilson's Petroleum
Equipment
(772)468-3689

COSMETOLOGIST/
MANAGER
Call today, work
tomorrow, Lori:
800-736-1379
Email:
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The Okeechobee News
is seeking a full time
Outside Sales Consultant.
The right applicant will:
Be enthusiastic
Be inquisitive
Be service oriented,
Be highly motivated
Be a self-managed individual
Be well organized
Preferably have previous sales experience
Be a good team player
Be able to handle pressure
Have computer skills
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
where employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Life and Disability Insurance
401(K) Retirement Plan
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer.






IMMEDIATE OPENING
Part-Time Pharmacist
Pharmaceutical Services
Located at
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call:
(863) 357-2442
for more information

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


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nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
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Professional Cook
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Full Time. (Fri., Sat., Mon., Tues., Wed.)
Good Benefits
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street


A/C SERVE. TECH/INSTALLER
w/min. 3 yrs exp.
Dependable, clean DL, Good
pay, Company Truck,
Benefits, 401 K, DFW
Okeechobee A/C 763-8391
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


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another man's treas-
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to treasure with an ad
in the classifies.


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DAIRY FOREMAN:
Dairy Knowledge preferred,
Salary and Benefits, Call
(863)634-1758 or
(863)634-1756
DRAGLINE, DREDGE,
EXCAVATOR, OPERATOR,
MECHANIC, WELDER.
(561)753-2797
DRIVERS
Dickerson needs Dump Truck
& Service Truck Drivers.
Must have clean driving record
& CDL A/B. EOE, M/F/V/D.
Drug Test Required.
Call 772-429-4440

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

F/T Front Desk, P/T Night Au-
ditor & P/T Bookkeeper,
Apply in person at Pier II,
2200 SE Hwy 441, Okee-
chobee.
MILL WORKERS
2nd. Shift, Benefits Available.
Apply @ Syfrett Feed Co.
3079 NW 8th St., Okeechobee
(863)763-5586




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

TRUCK DRIVERS
Class A CDL
Benefits Available.
Apply @ Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th St. Okeechobee
863-763-5586
WAREHOUSE HELP
NEEDED
Walpole Feed
& Supply
Benefits avail. Apply at
2595 NW 8th Street

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


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


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


How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell it
in the classifieds,


Pharmacy Consultant
Pharmaceutical Services
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call (863) 357-2442 for more information
When you want some- Shop from a gift catalog
thing sold, advertise In that's updated regulaly:
the classified. the classified.


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

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Financial,



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315


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Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment tht is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
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doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




Electricians &
Foremen
Wanted:
Jimmy Pittman Electric,
Inc. a great employment
opportunity with competi-
tive pay and benefits
Headquartered in Clewiston
Is seeking experienced
Electricians, Foremen and
Apprentices.
Please call our office to
inquiry 863-983-5450 or
fax resumes to
863-983-9352




O'CONNELL CONSTRUCTION
SERVICES, INC.
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Aluminum Roof Over
(863)634-2044


MAURO HORSE SHOEING
(954)540-9659
Oklahoma
Graduate
Shoes= $70
Trim = $25



JESUS'S LAWN CARE
Reasonable Rates
FREE ESTIMATES
863-634-0060
Licensed & Insured.




TIRED OF WAITING??
Vinyl siding, skirting, Interior
Repairs, & Carports
Call BOB Nowll
(863)357-3141
Licensed, Insured, Bonded
Lic#1H0000785


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REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER
Frigidaire, Upright, 2 door,
white, runs great $125.
(863)763-6342
STOVE, Gas, White. $150 Or
best offer. (863)357-3639
UPRIGHT FREEZER
Good condition. $150 or best
offer. (863)467-7180


LADIES BIKE, good condition,
$20. (863)763-6936
SCHWINN, 1955- Original
condition, $900.
(863)467-5756.

Building


STEEL BUILDING -
$5000, you
(863)634-9583


30x40,
move.


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



ROOFING, DRYWALL
& PAINTING
30 years experience
lii Tp,; :If Roofs
5 Year Warrantee
Shingles Available
Free Estimates
All Phases of Repair
Call Ray, Toll Free @
(877)999-3348 Stuart, FL
Licensed & Insured
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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565

Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
ComputerVideo 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens S Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools 8 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 CONDITIONER
20K BTU Reverse Cycle,
window unit, $300 or best
offer (863)674-0467.


COKE VENDING MACHINE-
20'yrs old, runs, makes
noise, $200 neg.
(863)763-8833 days,
863)763-4169 eve.
SOFA, CHAIR, ROCKER- wal-
nut and cane, $350.
(863)763-4525.
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
FREEZER- 15 cu. ft. $100. or
best offer. (863)763-3679.
REFRIGERATOR- Frigidare,
Almond, 16 1/2 cu ft Clean,
Runs Good. $125.
(863)763-4920.
REFRIGERATOR: Kenmore,
Side by Side w/auto. ice
maker. Like new. $300
(863)763-2504


BAHAMA BED w/ corner table
sheets/spreads. $150 or
best offer (863)357-1577
BR SUITE- head/foot board,
dbl. dresser, armoire, 2 nite
stands, $750.
(863)634-0936.
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
$300./all. (863)674-0467.
COMPUTER DESK- large,
gray, must see, will deliver
locally, $60. 983-0950 Cle-
wiston.
CUTTING BLOCK- roll around,
Good condition. $25.
(772)528-7001.
DESK, Roll Top. Fair condi-
tion. $50 (863)467-4192
DINETTE SET, 4 chairs on
caster wheels. $50
(863)357-3439
DINING ROOM SET: 42x60
Black Lacquer Table w/4 grey
upholstered chairs. Good
cond. $250 (863)467-6550
Dining Room Set, 7 pc., like
new, $2500 or best offer.
863-801-1719
DINING ROOM TABLE- Large,
Good condition. $50.
(772)528-7001
DR TABLE W/4CHAIRS- leaf,
oak, asking $125 or best of-
fer. (863)357-3773.
DR SUITE- glasstop table, 6
chairs, lighted China cabinet,
Loveseat, 6mos old, $250
will sep. (863)357-0916.
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
6'long, light oak color, $75
(863)357-2863
HIGH BACK WICKER CHAIRS-
Good condition. $36. Will
separate (863)467-5477.
MATTRESS AND BOX-
SPRING- King size, $275.
(863)227-6210.
MOVING SALE- Apartment
Full of furniture Everything
Must Go! Cheap! Sale as a
lot. (863)763-1527.
RECLINER, Lazy Boy. Large.
$30 (863)357-3439
SLEEPER SOFA- Overstuffed
blue w/ floral print, Gently
used, Clean & comfortable,
$150 (863)357-0060.
SOFA & LOVESEAT
Leather, light brown, fairly
new, great cond. $800
(863)697-6618
TABLE & CHAIRS
Early American, over 40 yrs
old, $100 or best offer
(863)357-1577
WATERBED- King size, ready
to set up. No headboard
$100. (863)763-6909..



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASYGOGOLFCART-re-
stored, $2200.
(863)692-2229.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
GOLF CART- Lincoln Town-
car, Good cond. Lights & ra-
dio $1600. Or best offer.
763-4149 or 561-758-4337


SMITH & WESON 357- Model
66, Stainless, Like new in
original box. Asking $500.
(863)467-4328


ELECTRIC SCOOTER- $1400.
Call after 5pm
(863)467-8094
POWER CHAIR CARRIER- for
vehicle, FREE to person with
need. (863)675-4990.


DRAFTING TABLE, great con-
dition, $25. (863)763-6936
HUMIDIFIER, DeVil-
biss/Hankscraft, works
great, $10. (863)763-9410


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

Opportunities Now Open in these Areas:


BFORT DTRUMn~B~


^ 441, NOR^[*TSTH.i


Ok chobe Must have a dependable
OkeechoA ee 1car and provide excellent


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


WILL PAY SOMEONE TO
Pull Small Utility Trailer To:
126 SC. orto 177 NC. orto 177
& 181 VA. Leaving Around
Memorial Day, or After.
(863)763-1527



GUITAR- Ovation Celebrity
Deluxe, 12 string Acoustic,
electric, w/custom hardshell
case. $700 (863)610-3489.
ORGAN, Large, Lowery, Holi-
day. Asking $200 or best of-
fer. (863)610-0521


ARACANA CHICKS- (5) all for
$10. (863)675-4981.
BIRD CAGE- large outdoor
hanging wire cage with
wood roof. 22x25x38 $25.
(863)357-8788.
BOAR- Poland China, pure
breed, 15 months old, about
400lbs. $350
(863)805-8789/677-0750
CHIHUAHUA, Male, 5 months
old. All shots & wormed. CKC
papers. $250 (863)763-2749
leave message.
CUTE KITTENS- Some 7 toed,
Free To Good Home.
(863)763-8892.
DACHSHUND PUPS- AKC,
mini, (4 M), 2 choc/tan dap-
ple, 2 blk/tan, $350-$500
ready 6/18 (863)243-1413
,DOBERMAN PUPS- Blue
males, Blue parents on site,
$500-$750. (863)763-7045
or (863)634-2502.
DOG HOUSES- for medium to
large dogs. 2 for $30.
(863)763-7497 Okeecho-
bee.
FERRET, albino, spayed, neu-
tered, descented, with cage,
$50. (863)467-2702
FERRET- comes with cage
and food, 15.wks, female,
descented and spayed, $150
neg. (863)261-3108.
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS-
AKC reg. 5-males, Ready
June 9th $400. Cash only.
(863)357-3026
GUINEA PIG / RABBIT CAGE,
Like new wall accessories.
$30. (863)467-5756
LARGE BLUE FEMALE RAB-
BIT- asking $6.
(863)675-4981.
PIT BULL.PUPS- Brindle, 8
wks. old,' ready to go, $350
(863)763-7446.
PITBULL, Male, Brindle, 8
months old. Neutered w/all
shots. County license. $300
(863)261-1434

Doi,'t Miss

This One
SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPPIES
CKC, 4 Males & 1 Female, all
blue eyes, $500 each
(863)763-2749 Lv. Msg.



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



COMM SEW MACHINE- Sing-
er, with attachments, $200.
(239)728-3567.
SEWING MACHINE
Table top, portable
$30 (863)467-5477



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


SPEAKER- 10" in a box, 300
amp. $150. Or best offer.
(863)634-4238
SPEAKER- Planet Audio, 10"
in a box. 2 Air horns. $100.
Or best offer.
(863)634-4238.



COLOR TV- 19", Good condi-
tion. $30. (863)532-8158
RADIO, Old Fashioned Look
Thomas Collectors Edition,
w/cassette. (8.63)467-4192


ARC WELDER & CABLES
30-225 Amps. $80
(863)824-0884
BAND SAW- Wilton, Good
condition. $200.
(863)357-2322.
DURACRAFT DRILL PRESS
Floor model 1600,3/4 h/p, 16
speed. $100 or best offer
(863)824-0884 .
TOOLBOX, very Ig. Maximizer,
top, bottom & side cabinet,
as is including tools, $5000.
(863)763-4028



HOOVEROUND- Electric
Scooter, $500. Or best of-
for. (863)610-1500.


AIR BOAT WANTED &
TRACTOR WITH FRONT
END LOADER
(863)699-2971
WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
(772)562-5567

Agriculture

Fu- I I- ,

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 845
Lawn 8 Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry 'Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865




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



ROUND BALES OF HAY
$20. @.
863-634-9111



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


HORSE Pasafina Gelding,
loves attention, does not
spook. $2500.
(863)843-2495.
REGISTERED APPALOOSA
HORSE, BROKE. $1200
(863)467-1421
SPOTTED WALKER FILLIE- 2
V2 yrs old, green broke, very
sweet, $1500.
(863)843-2495.


CHIPPER/SHREDDER
Craftsman w/ Briggs & Strat-
ton 5 h/p eng. $250
(863)357-2573



FLAG POLE- 20', 4 sections
Beautiful condition. $60.
firm. (863)675-6556
JOHN DEERE RIDING MOWER
9 h/p, Wizard 6 h/p push
mower, Yard Machine weed
eater $300 (561)662-3335
RIDING LAWN MOWER
Craftsman, like new, $350
(863)763-4982
RIDING MOWER- Craftsman,
6 spd, 12.5HP, 38" deck,
PUSHMOWER- Quatro,
$450, (863)357-0916.
RIMS (2) 12-20", Off of Front
of Massey Ferguson 253 4x4.
$300 for both. (863)674-5744
TRACTOR TIRES: 2 Titan R1
AG Tread, High traction, lug
size 14.9-28. $600 for the
pair. (863)234-1230
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helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!


LIVESTOCK TRAILER
20 feet long with a new top,
$3000
(863)634-8960 after 5pm


Rentals



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




OKEE- 2br/2ba, Oak Lake Vil-
la's New appl. W/D Central!
A/C/Heat $850. mo 1st/last
avail 06/06 772-579-7562



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.

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HELPS YOU GET
INVOLVED IN THE
COMMUNITY


AWNINGS- 2@ 65X52 AND
3@ 37X52. $85 FOR ALL.
(863)357-8788. .
PEG BOARD
10 Sheets 46"x46"
$50 for all or will separate
(863)763-6342



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


Area Rug, 5x7, Safari Palm,
exc. cond., $50.
(863)634-5038



AQUARIUM PORTABLE IN-
FANT SWING- Great condi-
tion. $30. 863-763-2413
BABY CRIB Oak color, grows
w/ child into youth bed $75
(863)357-2863
BOY'S CLOTHING- 4 boxes,
Premature to 9 Mo. $150.
Will separate. 863-763-2413
CRIB, beautiful, dark wood,
sleigh style w/ mattress. $80
(863)675-7306
STROLLER Limo, double
baby stroller $40
(863)675-7306
Toddler Bed, kids & infants
furniture & toys, newborn
clothes & up, $150. will sell
sep. (863)801-6031


RARE STAMPS-Legends of
the West error & corrected
sheets, in original collectors
cover $199 (863)532-9013
RECORDS (150)
78's & 33's $100 for all or will
separate (863)763-6291




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



CERAMIC KILN Model P
Econo Kiln 22"x25", Double
layer, runs great, easy to
move $450 (561)662-3335
CERAMIC MOLDS (50)
Assorted styles in good
shape, $50 for all or will
separate. (863)763-6291 .

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


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Cash for your property
Any Condition, fast closing.
Jacobson Auction
1-800-466-1930
www.jacobsonauction.com
AB111 AU237


Mobile Homes



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




FIBERGLASS STEPS (2)
Four risers w/baluminum rail
$100 for both, will sep.
(863)467-0479
MOBILE HOME STEPS- fiber-
glass, 5 risers, 2 aluminum
rails, $350. (863)467-0506



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

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles, ATVs 3035



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- 440 engine, Runs
good. $2495.
863-634-1636.
AVENGER '86- 17' Bass boat
& trlr, 150 HP Johnson, runs
great, $2500 firm or trade
for ATV, etc..
(863)801-9496
BASS BOAT- 18' Fiberglass,
with custom hauler trailer.
115 HP Mercury motor. New
seat, pumps, trolling motor.
$3500 Neg. Call
(863)983-4397
BASS BOAT- '2004, 18' Triton,
30hrs, mercury 150hp. Ma-
rine Master trailer. Motor
guide trolling motor 71lbs
thrust. Digital. $17,000.
(863)983-4397
BASS BOAT 390 V RANGER
1986 with 150 h/p Mercury
Opti Max, low hrs w/ trailer
$6000 (863)946-0307
GOLF CART- Yamaha Gaso-
line motor, Very nice.
$2000. (863)801-1666.
MERCURY '01, 25 HR electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
MON-ARK 17 Ft. Includes
trailer & canopy to cover
boat. 1st $800 takes it.
(863)675-6738


HUNTING CAMPER- 28' pull
behind. $1200. Or best offer
(863)634-4202


YAMAHA WAVE RAIDER '96,
1100 CC w/trailer. $2500
Firm. (863)467-5672



BOAT TRAILER- 12-14ft, ask-
ing $150 or best offer.
(863)983-3353.
BOAT TRAILER, Galvanized
Steel, for 21-24' boat w/tan-
dem surge brakes, wash out &
spare. $550 863)824-0459
MOTOR, Motor Guide: Trol-
ling, 12 volt, 47 Ib. thrust.
Like new. $150
(863)763-1527


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Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



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








The Okeechobee News, Monday, May 30,2005


TRAILER For airboat 14'
good condition, new tires
$600 or best offer
(863)63,1-8960 after 5prm




Airboat Engine, Ground Pow-
er Unit, with 520 jugs, needs
modifying, $2000.
(863)675-1754
II I I- -


HONDA BIG RED 200 1983,
$600 (863)675-3038
HONDA GOLD WING INTER-
STATE- mint condition,
5750 miles, $2500
firm.(863)612-0090.
HONDA SHADOW V4- 33K
miles, 500 CC, $1200 or
trade. (863)612-0090
KAWASAKI VULCAN CLASSIC
1500 1998, Back rest, wind-
shield, floorboards, Vance &
Hines Pipes, New tires, Exc.
condition, $6145 or best offer.
(863)634-9724


Aulomobiles




Automobiles J65C1.
Autos Wanted 4-1010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 102)1)
Construction
Equipment 4l025.
Foreign Cars 4.21)
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 41i45
Pickup Trucks 4CS0
Sport Utility 4-055
Tractor Trailers 41060
Utility Trailers 41t65
Vans 400



1991 HONDA CIVIC
Ice cold a/c& tow hitch
$1800 (863)675-4540 or
(863)677-3091
'85 CAD. SEDAN DEVILLE
Good condition, approx 71k
mi, $800 (863)763-5418
BUICK LESABRE '87
Good condition, a/c,
runs good. $450.
(772)460-6488 after 6 pm
CHEVY MALIBU, '98- 4cyl,
with AC, all power, great
condition & MPG, 155K,
$2000 (863)763-8969,
CLASSIC CHEVY CHEVETTE-
'79, 4 CYL, Runs good with
little gas. $500.
(863)675-2598 Lv msg
DODGE OMNI'90
Runs good, good gas mileage
$500 (863)675-6423
FORD TAURUS 1989, 4 Door,
Runs great! $700. or best
offer (863)447-0384
FORD TAURUS, '87 no air,
auto, new tires, low miles,
rebuilt mtr, new batt, $800
neg. (863)763-6396
JEEP CHEROKEE- '88, Needs
work, $500. or ,make an of-
f e r r
(863)763-0783/634-9783
TOYOTA TERCEL '89, $200.
or best offer.
(863)675-1038.


I|uB Bice


Pbic Noice


REQUEST FOR BIDS
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (DUA) will receive Sealed Bids, for the purpose of
purchasing the following:
Tandem Wheel Utility Trailers
Detailed specifications are available upon request from the office of the Executive
Director, Okeechobee Utility Authority, 100 SW 51h Avenue, Telephone
863-763-9460, Facsimile 863-763-9036. The OUA reserves lihe right to reject
any or all bids and to waive formalities in any bid wherever such rejection 01
waiver is determined to be in the best interest of the OUA.
Bids must be delivered to Landon C. Fortner, Jr, Executive Director, on or before
3:00 PM on June 8, 2005. Bids sliall be contained within a sealed envelope with
the bidders name clearly marked on the outside of the bid packa... r ,, ii
the sealed bid shall also be clearly marked as a sealed bid for 1 *. .1
product or service.
Landon C Fortner, Jr
Executive Director
58275 ON 5/26-6/1/05


PONTIAC FIREBIRD-'95, Red,
Cold A/C, T-Tops, Runs
great! 110K, $3800.
(863)697-8947.




DODGE DAKOTA, '00- Crew
cab, 5.9/360, auto, 109K, all
power, $9500.
(863)763-2156.
FORD BRONCO, '87 runs,
needs some work, $2500 or
trade for boat or 4 wheeler.
(863)634-4338.



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

zn.


Chevy 6 lug 22 in. KMC Venon
rims, with Toyo 305/40R22
tires, $1800. 863-634-3304
ENGINE -350, Needs head
work, Edlebrock intake,
Chrome dress up kit, New
starter $400. 863-946-0868
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
or Kawasaki Mule. $900.
(863)692-2229.
FLAT BED- for work truck,
steel, w/2 tool boxes, $350
or best offer.
(863)983-3353.
FORD F150, '91- .302, auto,
good for parts, $300.
(928)202-0013 (cell)
GRILL GUARDS- for 94-01
Dodge & 99-02 F150/250
LD & Expedition $700 will
sep. (863)697-1877,.
HITCH RECEIVER- Class 3,
draw tite, for full size Ford.
$40: (863)697-6812.
RIM- Low Profile Custom, Off
Honda Civic. 4 lugs, $250.
(863)532-8158
RIMS- 22", Spinner wire
wheels. $2000. or best offer
(863)946-1007
TIRES General, like new set
of P255/70R17 or
P205/75R15, $200.
(863)763-8969.
TIRES, 2 New BFGoodwrench,
R1 AG Tread, Power Radial -
80. Size 11.2R-20. $400 for
both. (863)674-5744



CHEVY SHORT BED 1988,
Tagged. Racing motor.
Clean. Must see! $2500.
Firm. (302)335-3442


Public Nolices




Public Notice 5005
State Public .
Legal Notice 5500



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2004-CA-307
DEWEY A. LIGHTSEY and RUTH M.
LIGHTSEY, his wife,
Plaintills
vs.
GREGORY G. GUAY and BILLIE SUE
BRASHEAR GUAY, his wife,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to
the final decrees of foreclosure en-
tered in the above entitled cause in the
Circuit Court of Okeechobee County,
Florida, I will sell the property situate
in Okeechobee County, Florida, de-
scribed as follows:
Lots 93 and 94, TREASURE ISLAND
UNIT NO. 2, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 3, page
39, public records of Okeechobee
County, Florida, and being more par-
licularly described as follows:
BEGIN at the Southeast corner of said
Lot 94; thence bear South 58 deg.
17'57" West, along the South boun-
dary line of said Lot 94, for a distance
of 16.99 feet to a poinl; thence bear
South 89 deg. 58'17" West for a dis-
tance of 83.05 feet to the intersection
with the West boundary line of said
Lot 94; thence bear North 00 deg.
09'29" Eitl rlnn -idN West boun-
dary line '.. i .1 .. f 90.00 feet
to a point; thence bear North 89 deg.
58'25 East, along a line of North of
and parallel wilh the North boundary
line of said Lot 94, for a distance of
110,09 feet to the'litersection with tfihe
West right-of-way line of Southeast
381t Avenue, being also the East
boundary line of said Lot 93; thence
bear South 80 deg. 29'48" West,
along said West right-of-way line, and
-inn -Mid East boundary line for a
1. i ... f 15.10 feet to the South-
east corner of said Lol 93, being also
the Northeast corner of said Lot 94,
and being also the point-of-curaoure
of a curve concave to the Southeast
and having for its elements a radius of
50.00 feet and a central angle of 84
deg. 26'06"; thence along said curve,
along the East boundary line of said
Lot 94, and continuing along said
West right-of-way line, for an arc
length of 73.68 feet to the POINT OF
BEGINNING.
The above described property will be
sold at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder for cash, on the front
steps of the Okeechobee County
Courthouse, Okeechobed, Florida, at
1!:00 O'clock A:M. on the 15th day
of June,2005.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
SHARON ROBERTSON
By: /S/ Beatrice Rodriguez
Deputy Clerk
59003 ON 5/30;6/6/05
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA IN AND
FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 2005-CA-127
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.
('MERS'),
Plaintiff
vs.
KEVIN M. BITTER, IF LIVING, AND IF
DEAD, THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, AS-
SIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS,
TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES
CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST KE-
VIN M. BITTER; DEBORAH F. BITTER,
IFP LIVING, AND IF DEAD, THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN IN-
TEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST DEBORAH F BITTER; FOUR
SEASONS HOME OWNERS ASSOCIA-
TION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT
Defendant.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: DEBORAH E BITTER
Last known address:
104 NORTHEAST 70th,
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34974
If alive, and if dead, all parties claiming
interest by, through, under or against
DEBORAH E BITTER, and all parties
having or claiming to have any right,
title or interest in the property de-
scribed herein.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
Foreclosure of Mortgage on the fol-
lowing described property:
TRACT 16F, FOUR SEASONS ESTATES,.
UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED
AS FOLLOW: COMMENCING AT THE
1/4 SECTION CORNER ON THE WEST
BOUNDARY LINE OF SECTION 17,
TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 36
EAST, OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORI-
DA, THENCE RUN S 89 24' 08" E
ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE
OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SECTION 17
FOR A DISTANCE OF 1905.30 FEET
TO A POINT ON THE EAST RIGHT-OF-
WAY LINE OF FOUR SEASONS DRIVE,
THENCE RUN S 0 05' 07" W PARAL-
LEL WITH THE WEST BOUNDARY
LINE OF SAID SECTION 1 FOR A DIS-
TANCE OF 2138.00 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN
S 0 05'07" W A DISTANCE OF 220
FEET, THENCE RUN N 89 24'08" W A
DISTANCE OF 198.00-fEET TO THE
EAST BOUNDARY OF FOUR SEASONS
RIVE THENCE RUN N 0 05'07" E A
DISTANCE OF 220 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING. LYING IN AND
COMPRISING A PART OF THE S 1/2
SECTION 17, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH,
RANGE 36 EAST, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY FLORIDA
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, it any, to it, on Dinna
Kawass, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 951 N.E. 167th Street,
Suite 204, North Miami Beach, FL
33162 either on or before June 29,
2005.
and file the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on Plain-
tiff's attorney or immediately thereaf-
ter, otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this
i i ir, H,:,ir h, i "i if
As Clerk of the Court
By: /S/ Debbie Goodrich
As Deputy Clerk
58573 ON 5/30;6/6/05


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bed, w/cap, exc cond.,
$2700 or best offer.
(863)357-0916.
FORD F150- '91, 4X4, With
tool box. Good shape.
$2500. Neg. (863)697-1198
FORD F250 DIESEL, '97- 4x4,
ext. cab, lifted, $12,000.
(863)673-4065.
FORD F350 CAMPER, '75, A
Classic, great mechanical
condition, come check it
out, $2000 (863)824-0402
FORD RANGER '92- V6, cold
AC, solid body, replaced
motor, has 67K, $1750 neg.
(863)634-9620 Okeechobee



CHEVROLET BLAZER 1991,
$1000 (863)634-6596
FORD EXPLORER, '97- 4x4,,
runs great, $4500.
(863)234-1522.
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MOBILE WORKSHOP
14 x 52, zoned for workshop
in Glades Co. wired 220.
$2,000 neg. (352)754-8514.
UTILITY TRAILER open w/
tool box. $150 call
(863)763-7497




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Dodge Caravan, '91, for parts
only, $400 or best offer.
(863)357-3994
DODGE CARAVAN- A/C, Pow-
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Runs good, $2500.
(863)673-0065.
FORD E150- '01, Club Van
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MERCURY VILLAGER GS-
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO: 2004-CA-231
H.E. HILL, AS TRUSTEE of the MONTU-
RA LAND AND CATTLE, INC., Profit
Shearing Trust,
Plaintiff,
v.
LARRY D. ANDREWS and UNKNOWN
SPOUSE, IF ANY, and GLORIIA
LANG,
Defendants
GLORIA LANG,
Cross Plaintiff,
v.
LARRY D. ANDREWS,
Cross Defendant
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
final judgment dated May 17, 2005,
entered in case number 2004 CA 231
of the Circuit Court of the Nineteenth
Judicial Circuit in and for Okechobee
County, Florida, wherein GLORIA
LANG is the Cross Plaintiff and LARRY
D0, ANDREWS is the Defendant/Cross
Defendant and H.E. Hill, et al., are the
Plaintiffs. I will sell to the highest bid-
der for cash, front steps of the Okee-
chobee County Courthouse,
Okeechobee, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on
the 20th day of June, 2005 the follow-
ing described property as set forth in
said final j judgment, to-wit:
Lots 1 to 12, Block 2, First Addition to
Southern Pines, according to the Plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page
14, public records of Okeechobee
County, Florida.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk & Comptroller
By:/S/Landy Wherrell
DEPUTY CLERK
Attorney for Cross Plaintiff
Thomas Montgomery, PA.
1 SE M,L. King, Jr. Boulevard
RO. Box 1510
Belle Glade, FL 33430
57265 ON 5/23,30/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 2004-CA-217
WACHOVIA BANK OF DELAWARE, NA-
TIONAL ASSOCIATION, F/K/A FIRST
UNION NATIONAL BANK OF DELA-
WARE,
Plaintiff
vs.
UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES,
DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS,
CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL
OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN IN-
TEREST IN THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM
G. OSBORNE, DECEASED, et al,
Defendants
NOTICF OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a
Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
the 16th day of May, 2005, and en-
tered in Case No. 2004-CA-217, of
the Circuit Court of the 19th Judicial
Circuit in and for Okeechobee County,
Florda, wherein WACHOVIA BANK OF
DELAWARE, NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, F/K/A FIRST UNION NATIONAL
BANK OF DELAWARE is the Plaintiff
and UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIAR-
IES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIEN-
ORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND
ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF WIL-
LIAM G. OSBORNE, DECEASED;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS) IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY; STATE OF
FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVE-
NUE; LADONNA GALE HUNE A/K/A
DONNA HUNT; DOUGLAS DWIGHT
OSBORNE; JEFFREY ALLEN OS-
BORNE; PAUL WILLIAMS ALBEA;
CRYSTAL OSBORNE GARDNER HILL;
are defendants. I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at the
South Front Door of the Okeechobee
County Courthouse, in Okeechobee,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 20th day
of June, 2005, the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to wit:
LOT 6 AND THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT B, IN
BLOCK 64, OF EL MIRASOL, AC-
CORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE
1, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)
disabled person who, because of their
disabilities need special accommoda-
tion to participate in this proceeding
should contact the Clerk Office not lat-
er than seven (7) days prior to the
proceeding at 304 NW 2ND STREET,
ROOM 101, Okeechobee, L 34972 or
Telephone (941b763-3131 or
1-800-955-8771 TDO.
Dated this 16th day of May, 2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By:/S/Landy Wherrell
Deputy Clerk
57256 ON 5/23,30/05


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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE PERMIT
The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue a permit (File No.
El 0238833-002) to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to continue backfilling portions of the C-38 Canal
as part of environmental restoration of the Kissimmee River ecosystem. This project includes construc-
tion works associated with back-filling 10,000 feet of the C-38 canal at the lower portion of Pool B
(Reach 4). This includes the filling of approximately 64 acres of the canal to create a shallow marsh in
its place, construction of project access and canal crossings, the excavation of a new river channel
through an existing spoil mound to establish a connection to the historic river upstream of tile backfill,
and the removal of three existing navigable sheet pile weirs within Reach 4 of the C-38 Canal.
The project is located in Pool B of tie Lower Kissimmee basin along the C-38 canal, within Class
Ill waters, Townships 33 and 34 South, Ranges 31 and 32 East, in Highlands and Okeechobee Counties.
A portion of the work (west of the C-38) will be performed from the spoil area east of the Avon Park
Bombing Range. The remainder of the work will be to the cast and south of the Avon Park Bombing

Range. The main access to the site will be from Micco Bluff Road (east side of C-38). Secondary access
will be provided through Avon Park Bombing Range but will not be available once the gap is finalized in
the northern part of tile Avon Park Bombing Range spoil mound.
The application is available for public inspection during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection, Southeast District Office, 400 North Congress Avenue, Suite 200, West Palm Beach, FL
33401.
The Department will issue the permit with attached conditions unless a timely petition for an admin-
istrative hearing is filed under sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes, before the deadline
for filing a petition. The procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below.
A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's action may petition for an
administrative proceeding (hearing) under sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes. The
petition must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the
Office of General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35,
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000.
Under rule 62-110.106(4) of the Florida Administrative Code, a person whose substantial interests
are affected by the Department's action may also request an extension of time to file a petition for an
administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the request for an extension
of time. Requests for extension of time must be filed with the Office of General Counsel of the
Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Taliahassee, Florida 32399-3000,
before the applicable deadline. A likely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time
period for filing a petition until the request is acted upon. If a request is filed late, the Department may
still grant it upon a motion by tile requesting party showing that the failure to file a request for an exten-
sion of time before the deadline was tihe result of excusable neglect.
If a timely and sufficient petition for an administrative hearing is filed, other persons whose substan-
tial interests will be affected by the outcome of the administrative process have the right to petition to
intervene in the proceeding. Intervention will.be permitted only at the discretion of the presiding officer
upon the filing of a motion in compliance with rule 28-106.205 of the Florida Administrative Code.
In accordance with rule 62-110.106(3) (a) (1), FA.C., petitions for an administrative hearing by the
applicant must be filed within 14 days of receipt of this written notice. Petitions filed by any persons other
than the applicant, and other than those entitled to written notice under section 120.60(3) of the Florida
Statutes must be filed within 14 days of publication of the notice or within 14 days of receipt of the writ-
ten notice, whichever occurs first. Under section 120.60(3) of the Florida Statutes, however, any per-
son who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may file a petition within 14 days of
receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication.
The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the
time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition for an administrative hearing within the appro-
priate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative determi-
nation (hearing) under sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes.
A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department's action is based must contain
the following information:
(a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or identification number,
if known;
(b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone
number of the petitioner's representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes
during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner's substantial
interests are or will be affected by the agency determination;
(c) A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the agency decision;
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate;
(e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts that the petitioner
contends warrant reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action;
(f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes that the petitioner contends require reversal or
modification of the agency's proposed action; and
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner
wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency's proposed action.
A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department's action is based shall
state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth
above, as required by rule 28-106.301.
Under sections 120.569(2) (c) and (d) of the Florida Statutes, a petition for administrative hearing
must be dismissed by the agency if the petition does not substantially comply with the above
requirements or is untimely filed.
Mediation is not available in this proceeding.
This intent to issue constitutes an order of the Department. Subject to the provisions of paragraph
120.68(7) (a) of the Florida Statutes, which may require a remand for an administrative hearing, the
applicant has the right to seek judicial review of the order under section 120.68 of the Florida Statutes,
by the filing of a notice of appeal under rule 9.110 of the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure with the
Clerk of the Department in the Office of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail
Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399-3000; and by filing a copy of the notice of appeal accompanied
by the applicable filing fees with the appropriate district court of appeal. The notice of appeal must be
filed within 30 days from the date when the order is filed with the Clerk of the Department.


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Registration for swimming lessons will be held June 7-10 from 8
a.Ir. 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.


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