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Vol. 96 No. 152


Wednesday, June 1, 2005


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Brief

Notice from OUA
The Okeechobee Utility
Authority (OUA) has operated
the drinking water system by
using free-chlorine as a disin-
fectant since March 8, 2005.
This was a temporary change
in the treatment of the water
to ensure the future safety of
our drinking water system.
The temporary change in
treatment is required by the
Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection (DEP).
The OUA water plant will
change the type of disinfectant
used in the drinking water
from free-chlorine to chlo-
ramines on June 1, 2005. This
is the same treatment used in
the drinking water prior to
March 2005.
If you are a home user of a
kidney dialysis machine be
sure the chloramines' residual
is removed before using the
machine. If you have tropical
fish or aquatic animals be sure
the chloramines' residual is
removed before adding water
to your tank.
If you have any questions
or concerns regarding this
change, please contact the
OUA office at (863) 763-9460
or the water plant at (863)
763-3239.

Inside
Central students
had a great year
We planted the seeds 'the
children' and throughout the
year they blossomed into beau-
tiful flowers, full of life and
knowledge. All of the Kinder-
garten Teachers are very proud
of the students for their accom-
plishments.
We had two successful
Kindergarten Celebrations on
Thursday, May 19 and Friday,
May 20. Thank you to all the
parents and families that came
and joined us for this special
moment.
Have a safe summer and
enjoy your child.
Page3

Bell hired as
Royals'manager
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -
Buddy Bell was hired as man-
ager of the Kansas City Royals
on Tuesday, taking over the
team with the worst record in
the majors.
Sports, Page 7

Drought Index
Current: 255
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

13.98 feet

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

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Comics ...........13
Community Events ... .4
Crossword .........14
Obituaries . . .3


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Staff photos/Maria Chandler
T.J. Bohannon a fourth grader at North Elementary School and his classmates were
lucky enough to play outdoors Tuesday before the weather deteriorated. A water fun day
was planned for all the grades but was canceled due to the lightning and thunder.


Fourth graders at North Elementary School on Tuesday put their swimming suits on dur-
ing recess to play water related outdoor activities. These students submerged sponges
into buckets of water and threw them at each other.



Hurricane tax break begins today


TALLAHASSEE Attorney
General Charlie Crist has
advised Floridians that June 1
was a day of opportunity for
consumers, with the arrival of a
tax-free "holiday" for many
common hurricane supplies.
In addition, Mr. Crist said, two
bills awaiting the Governor's
signature would provide fur-
ther benefits to Floridians dur-
ing the hurricane season that
begins Wednesday.
From the start of June 1
through the end of June 12,
Florida consumers will be able
to purchase certain hurricane
preparedness items without
local or state sales tax. Items
exempt from taxation during
theperiod include:
Portable electrical genera-
tors costing less than $750;
radios, two-way radios,
weather-band radios, tarps,
flexible waterproof sheeting,
ground-anchor systems, and
tie-down kits costing less than
$50;
AA, C, D, 6-volt, and 9-volt


batteries costing less than $30
(automobile, boat and AAA
batteries are still taxable);
coolers or ice chests cost-
ing less than $30 (electrical
coolers are still taxable);
gas or diesel fuel contain-
ers costing less than $25;
portable self-powered
lights, battery-operated flash-
lights; and,
battery or gas-powered
lanterns, or candles costing
less than $20.
"Last year's hurricane sea-
son caught everyone off guard,
but
Floridians came through
with shining colors," said Mr.
Crist. "The hurricane prepared-
ness tax holiday will make it
easier for Florida residents to
begin preparing at the very
beginning of this year's season
instead of waiting until the last
minute."
During the hurricane tax
holiday, sales of clothing,
footwear, books and certain
accessories will remain tax-


able.
In addition to the tax holi-
day, two bills approved by the
Legislature and currently
awaiting the Governor's signa-
ture will help protect Floridians
during declared states of emer-
gency. An anti-price gouging
measure, Senate Bill 572,
would impose criminal penal-
ties against anyone who
engages in price gouging dur-
ing a declared state 6f emer-
gency. An anti-looting bill,
House Bill 207, which was orig-
inally proposed by the Attorney
General, would protect home-
owners and businesses in
areas ravaged by hurricanes
and other disasters. Mr. Crist
said both bills will serve as
strong consumer protection
measures once they are signed
into law by Governor Jeb Bush.
Consumers are reminded to
call the Attorney General's
Fraud Hotline if they believe
they are victims of price goug-
ing. The number is 1-866-9-NO-
SCAM (1-866-966-7226).


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Small businesses in the
couniv will soon be getting
some help in securing state
,nd federal contracts.
The Florida Heartland
Rural Economic Development
Initiative (FHREDI) recently
received a $50,000 grant from
the South Florida Water Man-
agement District (SFWMD)to
help small businesses land
wtal ,:nd federal contracts. In
oti0 r l ul d,:', i0 mplikii thik, they
a.re % working with the county
government, the local One
Stop Center and the Okee-


By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
The City of Okeechobee has
a new code enforcement officer
and city administrator "on
board.
Fred Sterling, whose first day
was May 27, is the newest code
enforcement officer for the city.
He is replacing Jim Byrd.
Besides Mr. Sterling, Sammy
Hancock and Herb Smith are
also city code enforcement offi-
cers. Mr. Smith is also the fire


chobee County school sys-
tem.
The purpose of the grant,
according to Lyn Topal, FHRE-
DI executive director, is to
help local business owners
"grow their business."
The grant is to help them
develop jobs that will pay a
good wage.
Ms. Topal said the county
has provided a list of business
licenses and training sessions
for small business will be set
up.
A program is being formed
with One Stop, the economic


Staff photo/Pete Gawda
Getting prepared
Roger Garramore (left) and Cesar Marin (right) are col-
lecting hurricane supplies in front of Publix as part of
Hurricane Awareness Week, May 29 through June 4. The
donated hurricane supplies will be given to area non-
profit organizations. In addition, for each item donated
the donor will be given a ticket for a drawing to be held
Saturday morning in Flagler Park. Several area mer-
chants have donated gift certificates and several restau-
rants have donated meals. The grand prize will be a
Sears Kenmore washing machine. Hurricane supplies
will be collected the remainder of the week in front of
Publix and Wal-Mart. In addition, hurricane prepared-
ness literature will be distributed at those locations.


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chief of the
City of Okee-
chobee Fire
Department.
Mr. Hancock
will train Mr.
Sterling.
Brian
Whitehall of
Aledo, Ill.,
starts today
as the city
administra-


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

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

Lake Denton offering summer camps
Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park is offering summer camps to be
held July 2-5, July 6-8 and July 9-12. We also have dates available
year-round for camp rental for your church, family reunion or
group. For information, call Pam at (863) 453-3627 or (863) 634-
9280. Their website is lakedentoncamp.org.

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

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

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


City
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tor and will be trained by city attor-
ney John Cook. Mr. Cook has
been serving as
city administra-
tor since the
previous
administrator,
Bill Veach, left.
Mr. Veach
took a similar
position in Fla-
gler Beach.
Mr. Sterling Brian
lives in Okee- Whitehall
chobee County
and has been a resident of Okee-
chobee since October of 2003.


Although he grew up in Flori-
da, he and he wife Janice had
lived in Pahrump, Nev., for three
years prior to returning to the Sun-
shine State.
For 16-20 hours a week, Mr.
Sterling will patrol the city making
sure businesses and residence are
keeping their property in compli-
ance and have the proper permits
displayed when doing construc-
tion.
Mr. Whitehall has 25 years of
city government experience and
most recently was the city admin-
istrator for the City of Aledo,
where he and his wife Diana lived.
Mr. Whitehall was city coun-
cil's first choice, while Joseph
Miranti of St. Cloud was their sec-
ond choice.


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development council, the county
and the school system.
The Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners
want small businesses to be
strong and to grow.
County Commissioner Elvie
Posey is on the board of direc-
tors of FHREDI.
If a small business is interest-
ed in getting involved in the pro-
gram, they should call 800-620-
3602.
According to Missy Barletto of
SFWMD, the donor of the grant
- the Comprehensive Ever-
glades Restoration Project
(CERP) mandates that com-
munities not be.aversely affected
.As a government agency, she
said, we are users of goods and


services. We are mandated to do
as much as we can to help the
economy. It is to our advantage
to have goods and services avail-
able locally.
"Most important, we buy
services and goods from small
businesses that are in the area,"
said Mrs. Barletto.
By law, 3 percent of federal
contracts must be spent on his-
torically underutilized business-
es.
The grant will help register
local businesses as state and
local vendors and help them get


contracts. This will help the local
economy.
Joey Hoover, executive direc-
tor of the economic council, said
his organization is promoting
the program. He said there was
talk of setting up a seminar for
contractors and vendors and that
his organization would help with
the seminar.
Mr. Hoover said his organiza-
tion's mission would be to try to
get people aware of the help
available and put them in touch
with the people that could help
them.


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Correction

An error appeared in the cut-
lines under two photographs on
page 1 of the Tuesday, May 31,
edition of the Okeechobee News.
The rifle squad was commanded
by Dan Fennell, not Don Fennell.
Mr. Fennell is second vice com-
mander of American Legion Post
#4, not the VFW. We regret any
inconvenience caused by these
errors.


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Central Elementary students look back at a g]


Kindergarten
We planted the seeds 'the chil-
,dren' and throughout the year
they blos-
somed into /
beautiful flow-
ers, full of life
and knowl-
edge. All of the) --
Kindergarten
Teachers are
very proud of the students for
their accomplishments.
We had two successful
Kindergarten Celebrations on
Thursday, May 19 and Friday, May
20. Thank you to all the parents
and families that came and
joined us for this special
moment.
Have a safe summer and enjoy
your child.

Third grade
Third graders in Ms. Enfinger's
Class have earned enough Accel-
erated Reader points to attend a
field trip to the R.O.C. They were
served Cokes and pizza, and got
to play various activities and
sports. Students have written their
own hard cover book which will
be sent home at the end of the
year. They are excited about their
trip to the movie theater on the
last day of school. Congratula-


tions to Maribell Martinez, Selena
Rodriquez, and Nikki Delcamnp,
our Students of the Week. It has
been a great year! You have won-
derful children with great person-
alities. Thank you for all your sup-
port throughout the year. Please
continue to encourage your child
to read during the summer!
Mrs. Greseth would just like to
thank all of the students in her
homeroom and Reading class.
This has been a wonderful year
and I am so proud of all of you.
Please continue reading over the
summer-remember practice
makes perfect. I would also like to
thank the parents for all of your
help and dedication to your chil-
dren. Thanks for a super year and
have a safe and fun summer.
This week in Mrs. Prescott's
and Ms. Groendky's classes we
are wrapping things up. The stu-
dents are spending their time
reviewing and looking back at
what a great year they had. Mrs.
Prescott and Ms. Groendyk would
like to take this opportunity to
thank the students for a wonder-
ful year. We hope you have a safe
and exciting summer. Don't for-
get to keep reading and practicing
that Spanish. Good luck in 4th
grade.
We had a great year Mrs.
Atwell is very proud of all of her


Staff photo/Pete Gawda
Me and my dog
Pat Turner brought her dog, Ali, to the Memorial Day Ser-
vice in Veterans' Park.


students. They did a great job on
the FCAT and on their work. We
had a field trip to the ROC for the
students who made their AR goal.
Remember to read some books
this summer and practice those
multiplication facts. Have a great
summer. Good luck in 4th grade.
Miss Moulzolf's class has
enjoyed making treasure maps to
go with our treasure hunting sto-
ries. We have also learned a lot
about the Arctic and Antarctic.
We have done art projects to go
with it! Our bean plants grew fast!
Some grew 11 inches in one
week. We wish everyone a safe
and fun summer.
Mrs. Kielbasa's class has had a
wonderful year. We've been a
very small class and we've
become very close. I would like to
wish all of you a wonderful year
next year. We will see each other
whether we're in the same class
or not. Have a great summer. I
love you all.

Fifth grade
Mrs. Steiert has a lot of con-
gratulations to go out to her stu-


dents. First she'd like to say con-
gratulations to Benjamin Kielbasa
for winning 1 st place in the STARS
poster contest and 2nd place in
the poetry contest. Congratula-
tions to Allyssa Matthews for win-
ning 3rd place in the STARS poet-
ry contest. Congratulations to
Jason Rucks for winning 2nd
place in the poetry contest and
Whitney Sweet for winning 2nd
place in the essay contest. Way to
go, guys! You represented Central
well. Mrs. Steiert would also like
to congratulate all of the science
students who placed in Central's
5th grade Science Fair. Students
who placed 1st in the category
were: Travis Schooley, Allyson
Matthews, Benjamin Kielbasa,
Jessica Jimenez, and Brittany
Runyon. Students who placed
2nd in their category were:
Meagen Canright, Chad Whid-
den, Brittney Ball, Kyle Shireman,
Ty'keshe Files, and Erik Velez. Stu-
dents who placed 3rd in their cat-
egory were: Araceli Sanchez,
Jason Rucks, Joceline Barrera,
and Mason Cone. What a bunch
of scientist you are. Thank you for
a fabulous year. I love you all and


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will miss you much.
Well, another year has come to
an end for Mrs. Carpenter's fifth
graders. Several students have
worked really hard this year,
including the last couple of
weeks. Our last novel was "Ameri-
can Tall Tales". We learned things
about Paul Bunyon, Pecos Bill,
Mike Fink, Stormalong, Davy
Crockett, Johnny Appleseed,
John Henry, and Joe Magarac. Do
you know which one of these
characters had a grin that could
-knock a raccoon out of a tree? Or
which one turned a house upside
down to use it as a boat? These
are just a few interesting things


reat year
we learned. Our top AR point
earners this grading period were
Abigail Robledo and Benjamin
Kielbasa. The top AR point earner
for the year in my homeroom was
Abigail Robledo. Congratulations
to the five students in my home-
room who placed in our school
science fair: Erica Frederick, Eric
Velez, Meagen Canright, Brittany
Runyon, and Ty'keshe Files. I
want to wish everyone good luck
as the make the transition from
Central to middle school. Always
put forth your best effort and
you'll accomplish your greatest
goals. Have a great summer.


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Ronald Freed
Ronald Freed, age 70, of
Okeechobee, died Sunday, May
29, 2005 at his residence. He was
born Jan. 27, 1935 in Brooklyn,
N.Y. to Lawrence and. Pearl
Freed. He was a retired electrical
engineering salesman having
come to Okeechobee, from


Brooklyn, N.Y He married Sherie
Horowitz in 1957.
He is survived by: his wife
Sherie; six children; six grand-
children and mother, Pearl
Freed.
No visitation or services will
be held.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass


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Cemetery
"We went to the cemetery to put some flowers on my broth-
er's grave and for the second time in two weeks, there are statues
that have been broken and things stolen off of it. It really takes a
low life to do this. They need to find something to do in their spare
time instead of destroying peoples' property. It would be nice if
there was better security out there, and it would be nice if when
people go out there they would watch and help to make sure no
one is stealing or breaking any thing."

Motto
"This is for the Christians that voted for George W. in the last
election: the motto is looking out for number one. Jesus asks
more of his followers. Tell George W. Matthew 25:31-46."

Memorial Day
"I can't believe these money hungry, greedy businesses that
had the audacity to be open on Memorial Day, which is a day we
are supposed to honor our fallen heroes. This is really getting out
of hand."



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 accompany the child to and from classes. Class size is
limited and applications are currently being taken. Applications
can be picked-up at the foundation building at 109 W Interlake
Blvd. in Lake Placid, or downloaded from the foundation's web
page at www.tobysclownalley.com. For information or enroll-
ment, 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 Auxil-
iary has many opportunities of service for students seeking volun-
teer hours during the summer. Volunteer as little as four hours a
week or as many as 16 hours a week. Morning, afternoon and
evening shifts are available. Contact the lobby desk at Raulerson
Hospital for a volunteer application. The deadline for submitting an
application is June 7.


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

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


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





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Looking Back ...
Paula Burdeshaw Williams allowed Twila Valentine and Betty Chandler Williamson, authors of "Strolling Down Country
Roads", to publish this aerial view of the original school complex of the Okeechobee High School on the left that was
built in 1926 and the Okeechobee Elementary School on the right that was built in 1916. The elementary school under-
went major remodeling after the storm in 1934. In the center is the auditorium that was built in 1934, after the first build-
ing was totally destroyed in a hurricane. At the rear is the football field that is outlined by lights. Do you have any old
photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W.
17th St., and we can copy them while you wait. Or, you can e-mail the photo and information about the photo to okee-
news@okeechobee.com.


Upcoming Events

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 boon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600 S.W.
Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-
1191.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact
Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Alternative Lifestyle is meeting at the A.A. Clubhouse (Sobriety in the
Swamp), 50 U.S. 441 S.E., at the corner of U.S. 78 and U.S. 441. For
information, call (863) 763-5385.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car
you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while
you listen to the great oldies music.
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 His-
torical 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 find-
ing 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.
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
welcome. 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
United 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 relation-
ships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For infor-
mation 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 avail-
able there from'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 informa-
tion, 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
one while you are in group at Dunklin Assisted Living/Adult Day Care,
407 N.W. Second Ave. For information about respite care, call Lou at
(863) 763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group, Hospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group that meets at
2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for and ill family member is welcome to join.
The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for
caregivers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meet-
ings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. Free care for your loved
ones is available at Dunklin Assisted Living/Day Care at 407 N.W. Sec-
ond Ave. For information, call (863) 467-2321.


Community Events

This is Hurricane Awareness Week
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 col-
lect hurricane supplies to be donated to charitable organizations.
For each item donated, the donor will be entered into a drawing
for donated prizes. The drawing will be held at the grand finale.
Collection boxes can be found at: Publix Plaza, Monday through
Friday; Winn Dixie Plaza, Monday and Tuesday; and at Wal-Mart,
Wednesday through Friday. The grand finale will take place at 10
a.m. on Saturday, June 4, at Flagler Park and will feature live
music, a guest speaker, a puppet show and youth art awards.

Hurricane awareness meeting slated
There wilt be a hurricane awareness meeting for-Fort Drum
residents on Wednesday, June 1, at 6:45 p.m. at the Fort Drum
Community Church on U.S. 441 N. All residents in the Fort Drum
area are invited. The discussion will include the setting up of a dis-
aster distribution 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 Gradu-
ation 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., Okee-
chobee, Fla., 34972. It is asked that no other graduation party be
scheduled for that particular night. The success of the Non-Alco-
holic Graduation Party is dependent upon total participation and
the intent is to provide a safe, alcohol- and cigarette-free environ-
ment. 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 sys-
tem 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 Volun-
teer House located at the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third
Avenue. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.


Lake will be talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
June 4, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at I and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The guest will be D. Paul Gray,
science coordinator for the Lake Okeechobee Watershed Pro-
gram for the Audubon of Florida. The topic will be the health of
Lake Okeechobee and its vegetation and birdlife. For information,
contact Dr. Paul Gray at (863) 655-1831.


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


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





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TALLAHASSEE Florida Agri-
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mind to avoid turning a party into a
trip to the emergency room.
Picnics are a summertime
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remind consumers about how to
prevent food borne illnesses
caused by improper handling,
preparation and storage of food.
Each year, an estimated 76 million
people suffer from a food borne ill-
ness and about 5000 cases are fatal
cases of food borne illness normal-
ly increase during the summer.
However, there are ways to ensure
that the food you prepare will be
safe as well as delicious.
"Picnics and barbeques are
extremely popular this time of year
but food safety measures are par-
ticularly important, especially as
temperatures are heating up," Mr.
Bronson said. "There are some
easy tips to follow to prevent a
tragedy from occurring."
Clean: Wash hands and food
contact surfaces often -
Unwashed hands and food contact
surfaces are a prime cause of food
borne illness.
Separate: Don't cross-con-
taminate Cross-contamination
during storage, preparation,
grilling, and serving food are a
prime source of food borne illness
organisms.
When packing the cooler for
an outing, wrap raw meat and
poultry securely to prevent liquids


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ting boards that contact the raw
meat or poultry before using again
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plate out to the grill to hold the
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Holding food at an unsafe temper-
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Bacteria multiply rapidly


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Fun in the water
Kindergarten students at Central Elementar S.chool cele-
brated Water Fun Day on Tuesday morning. Here, two
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shaving cream and a water balloon.


between 41 and 135 F. Never leave
potentially hazardous food in this
"danger zone" more than two
hours. If potentially hazardous
food reaches 90 F or above dis-
card the food if it has reached this
temperature in one hour.
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ers of frozen water to keep the tem-
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Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Letter award winner
Brahman wrestling coach Bruce Jahner (left) presented
Cory Wright (right) with the four-year letter winner award
at the May 25 Brahman Athletic Banquet held at Okee-
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Sports Briefs


YMS girls host
goff 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.
There will be prizes for the
:best score, longest drive, closest
:to the pin and the worst score.
* Contact Bruce Conrad to make
reservations for your foursome
;call (863) 697.0952 or (863) 467-
,0130; or, callAYearling& Middle
:School at (863) 462-5056 for infor-
mation.
Slate for tennis
lessons announced
Dave Ellis, a USPTR certified
tennis pro and high school coach,
-is 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.
:Swim lessons
being offered
Registration for swimming les-
sons will be held June 7-10 from 8
a.m. until 6 p.m.
Lessons are $25 and will be on
a first-come, first-served basis.
S For information, contact the
pool office at (863) 467-7667.
Junior golf clinic
will be June 13-17
Waldau's junior golf clinic,,
hosted by Waldau's Junior Golf,
Inc. and the Okeechobee Golf
and Country Club, will be held
June 13-17 from 8 a.m. until noon
each day.


The clinic is open for junior
golfers between the ages of 7-12
only, and will include golf instruc-
tion, practice and golf games.
There will be a tournament on the
final day.
The clinic is limited to the first
20 junior golfers. Beginner to
intermediate players will be
taught all aspects of the game,
including rules of golf and golf eti-
quette. The clinic will also provide
education literature, shirts and
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.floridajuniorgolf.org for
information.
Golf tournament
will benefit CIS
Communities In School (CIS)
and the Police Athletic League
(PAL) will host their sixth annual
golf tournament Saturday, June
18, at the Okeechobee Golf &
Country Club.
There will be an 8 a.m. shot-
gun start.
Entry fees are $45 per person,,
or $180 per team. Sponsorships
are available. The cost of a hole
sponsorship is $150; a tee spon-
sorship is $75; and, a team spon-
sorship is $80.
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 Charac-
ter Counts and Youth Center.
For information,, call CIS at
(863) 462-5327.


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Products & Dispenser
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* Grocery Items Foam Plates
* Take-Out Trays Fork & Knives
" Janitorial Supplies
* juices & Drink Mixes


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Swimmer receives letter
Swimming coach Liz Walker (left) presents senior Debbo
Underhill with her four-year letter winner award in swim-
ming at the Brahman Athletic Banquet held May 25 at
Okeechobee High School.


Bell hired as manager

for struggling Royals
By Doug Tucker The 53-year-old Bell managed
AP Sports Writer at Detroit from 1996-98 and Col-
orado in 2000-2002, compiling a
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Buddy record of 345-462. He is the first
Bell was hired as manager of the Royals manager in about two
Kansas City Royals on Tuesday, decades with previous experi-
taking over the team with the ence as a major league skipper
worst record in the majors. something owner David Glass
Bell, a five-time All-Star third insisted upon after Tony Pena
baseman, was bench coach with resigned May 10 to help guide
the Cleveland Indians. He takes the young club.


over a struggling franchise that
hasn't made the postseason.
since winning the 1985 World
Series and is on pace to have one
of the worst seasons in modern
baseball history.
Bell took over the team Tues-
day night when the Royals host-
ed the New York Yankees.
The Royals went into Tuesday
night's game 13-37, 20 1/2 games
behind the Chicago White Sox in
the American iLeague Central.
Their record after 50 games is the
same as the 1962 New York Mets,
who lost a major league-record
120 games, and the 2003 Tigers,
who lost 119.


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anyone facing life-limiting illness.
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rebounded the next year to go
78-83, a 26-game improvement
that had him second in voting for
AL.manager of the year.
He was fired by the Rockies in
April of 2002 when the team
started 6-16.




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Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter

Volunteers Needed!
Get Trained Now! Learn how to shelter and feed your
community in the event of a hurricane or other disaster.
These FREE sessions include: Introduction to
Disaster Services, Mass Care, Shelter Operations,
Shelter Simulation, First Aid and CPRIAED.
Call your local Red Cross to sign up today:
* Palm Beach County: 800-RED-CROSS
* Glades Area: 561-992-9703
* Okeechobee County: 863-763-2488
VOLUNTEER SHELTER TRAINING:
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June 12, 2005 / 9am 4:30pm
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+ July 9, 2005 / 9am- 6pm
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+ August 13, 2005 / 9am 6pm
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Remembering your lessons from last
year, have you planned for this year?
Now is the time to prepare your
personal evacuation plan with friends
and family. Identify where you will
go, how to get there and plan an
alternate route in case roads are
blocked, catalog important phone
numbers, designate an out-of-state
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disabled family members, and
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Volunteer for shelters and/or help
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community-wide emergencies. You could
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and then become certified to teach
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in communities is another
Way to help. "


Plop-q return to American Red Cross, Greater Palm Beach Area Chapter:
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* Family Owned & Operated
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Reich &
Mancini
1-888-784-6724
Workers' Compensation Personal Injury
Social Security Disability Wrongful Death
Palm City Fort Pierce
PortSt. Lucic
West Palm Beach BocaRaton


CECILIO ENT. INC.
AUTO SALES
8000 Hwy. 70 E Okeechobee
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Family Owned and Operated
763-2111
205 N.E. 2nd Street
Okeechobee




215 SW Park Street
863-357-2368
Gifts 4.
SO Bath & Body Products '0\
A m Candles & Accessories on
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Exclusively Offering Village Candles
Custom Gourmet Baskets
FREE Delivery on all baskets.


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Newman Air
Conditioning, Inc.
FAST, RELIABLE SERVICE
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* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
*Mobile Home Air Conditioning
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202 N.E. 2nd Street
(behind Eckerds)
763-7073CAC013262
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SNEIDER, LLC
Criminal Law
Bankruptcy Law
Immigration Law
200 S.W. 9th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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HYUNDAI
3725 S.E. Federal Hwy.
Stuart, FL
TOLL FREE
1-866-206-1776


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First United
Alethodist ChIurch
200 NW Second Street
(863) 763-4021
www.fumcokee.com
Bruce Simpson, Senior Pastor
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James R. Dawson, Youth/Assistant Pastor
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Construction
Residential/Commercial
Daniel B. Creech Owner
Lic. & Ins. St. Lic. #CBC057343
406 S.W. 2nd St.
Phone: (863) 763-9225
Fax: (863) 763-2033




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Pressure Cleaning -
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100% Financing Available
312 S.W. 2nd St.
863-763-8391

Anthony T. Young
Attorney
215 SW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-824-OLAW
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Family Wills
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1902 S. Parrott Ave.
863-763-6869
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763-3500
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467-6592
3651 S.E. 441 #6
Treasure Island Plaza


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"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 9811 St. Okeechobee, 34972
(P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584
Home: (863) 763-7165





BUI ERS, INC.
CBC 008329
Certified Building Contractors
200 N.W. 5th St.
863-763-3100




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"Showroom Full
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763-2220
317 WS Park Street
Don & Linda Weir


Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
"Dirt & Stains Disappear"
Edward R. Jones, Owner Est. 1991
467-1809
Cell: 610-0756
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Baptist


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Okeechobee
763-1699


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m INC.
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Site Work ...
Grading
Sand Fill Shell Rock
LICENSED & INSURED
Darrell Maguire
863-634-2944 (cell)
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 1, 2005 II


IRCC OnStage to perform


Neil Simon comedy plays


Courtesy photo
Grad-Nite donation
Okeechobee Masonic Lodge #237 Free and Accepted
Masons continue their contribution to the Grad-Nite party.
Rich Sweet, Worshipful Master, presented a check to
Matthew Buxton, Junior Warden of the Masonic Lodge.
Matthew and his father Paul Buxton co-chair the annual
Grad-Nite event. Other members of the Masonic Lodge
will be volunteering their time at the festivities at Stardust
Lanes on Thursday, June 2.


FORT PIERCE Indian
River Community College Sum-
mer 2005 OnStage at the
McAlpin Fine Arts Center will
delight audiences with two
hilarious comedy performances
and a night of music featuring
many of Harold Arlen's who
composed "Wizard of Oz" -
musical favorites.
IRCC Onstage will open with
"God's Favorite", by Neil Simon,
which is a comedy based on the
Book of Job on May 19, 20 and
21 at 8 p.m. A Saturday matinee
will be held May 21 at 2 p.m. In
this parody, a modern Job is
faced with his factory and home


burning to the ground, dis-
sention in his family and numer-
ous health problems. Yet, his
faith and sense of humor
endures.
Another hilarious Neil Simon
play, "Odd Couple", will be per-
formed on June 2, 3 and 4 at 8
p.m. A Saturday matinee will be
performed on June 4 at 2 p.m.
"Sweet and Hot! Musical
Revue", based on the music of
Harold Arlen, will delight audi-
ences with favorite tunes such
as "Stormy Weather", "Blues in
the Night", "That Old Black
Magic", "Over the Rainbow"
and more. -


The revue will be performed
on June 15, 16, 17 and 18 at 8
p.m. A Saturday matinee will be
presented June 18 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $12 and may be
purchased at the IRCC box
office at the McAlpin Fine Arts
Center, 3209 Virginia Avenue in
Fort Pierce, on Monday through
Friday between 11 a.m. and 3
p.m.; or by telephone with
VISA, MasterCard or American
Express.
Tickets will be sold on a first-
come, first-served basis.
For more information, call
the IRCC box office toll-free at 1-
866-400-7529 (PLAY).


Birth

Kierstyn Dai Hoak
G.K. and Jenny Hoak of Oke'-

announce
the birth of
their daugh-
ter Kierstyn
Dai. .
She was
3, 2005, at 'a
Martin Kierstyn Dai Hoak
Memorial
in Stuart. She weighed 7 pounds,
10 ounces, and was 19 inches long.
Her maternal grandparents are
Darrell and Dianne Bailey of Okee-
chobee.
Paternal grandparents are
James and'Janet Hoak, also of
Okeechobee.
Kierstyn Dai's great-grandpar-
ent is Okey Marsillett of Prestons-
burg, Ky.


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S 8Of70E & 710
2768 Hwy. 710
863-467-7347
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OKEECHOBEE
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Okeechobee
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Overgrown Lots Mowed
Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)




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Public Welcome
1650 Hwy. 70 E.
357-0303
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Hardware Paper Products
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Tree Locating & Mitigation
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863-357-3330
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RV's Buses Autos
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12 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 1,2005


12 days of storm season aid preparation


From June 1 through June 12,
Floridians can save while
preparing themselves for the
2005 hurricane season. Florida's
Hurricane Preparedness Sales
Tax Exemption will allow indi-
viduals and families an opportu-
nity to purchase certain disaster
preparedness supplies without
paying sales tax.
To help Floridians prepare for
hurricanes and other disasters,
the American Red Cross Greater
Palm Beach Area Chapter, along
with all of the other Florida
chapters, is recognizing the 12
Days of Hurricane Season.
First Day: Water Container
On the first day of hurricane
season, the American Red Cross
recommends that you purchase
a water container. Having an
ample supply of clean Water is a
priority in an emergency.
Second Day: NOAA Weather
Radio
On the second day of hurri-
cane season the American Red
Cross recommends you pur-
chase a NOAA weather radio. As
the voice of the National Weath-
er Service, a weather radio pro-
vides continuous broadcasts of
the latest weather information
directly from a National Weather
'Services Forecast Office. During
severe weather routine broad-
casting is interrupted and spe-
cial watch and warning mes-
sages are issued.
Third Day: Fire extinguisher
On the third day of hurricane
season the American Red Cross
recommends that you purchase
a fire extinguisher. Install A-B-C
type fire extinguishers in the
home and teach all household
members how to use them.
Fourth Day: Plastic Sheeting
On the fourth day of hurri-


cane season the American Red
Cross recommends that you
purchase plastic sheeting. Plas-
tic sheeting is a vital part of a
family disaster supplies kit.
Fifth Day: Canned Food
On the fifth day of hurricane
season the American Red Cross
recommends that you purchase
a supply of canned food. Store at
least a three-day supply of non-
perishable food.
Sixth Day: Generator
On the sixth day of hurricane
season the American Red Cross
recommends that you purchase
a generator. A generator can be
a convenient source of power
after a hurricane strikes. Genera-
tors should be properly installed
and used safely.
Seventh Day: Flashlight
On the seventh day of hurri-
cane season the American Red
Cross recommends that you
purchase a flashlight. As simple
as a flashlight is, it can become a
very important tool during and
after disaster strikes. Every fami-
ly disaster supplies kit should
contain a flashlight and spare
batteries.
Eighth Day: Family Disaster
Supplies Kit


C;1-NoI


On the eighth day of hurri-
cane season the American Red
Cross recommends that you
purchase a complete family dis-
aster supplies kit. A family will
cope best by preparing for a dis-
aster before it strikes. One way
to prepare is by assembling a
family disaster supplies kit.
Once disaster hits, you won't
have time shop and search for
supplies.
Ninth Day: Sleeping Bag
On the ninth day of hurricane
season the American Red Cross
recommends that you purchase
a sleeping bag. If you have to
evacuate your home, a sleeping
bag will provide you with extra
comfort when you arrive at an
American Red Cross shelter.
10th Day: First Aid Kit
On the 10th day of hurricane
season the American Red Cross
recommends that you purchase
a first aid kit. Because the first
five minutes of a medical emer-
gency are critical every individ-
ual and family should have a
first aid kit in their home and
vehicle and on their boat.
11th Day: Hurricane Shutters
On the 11th day of hurricane
season the American Red Cross


As seen


FOR STRUCTURED SETTLEMENTS, on T.V.
ANNUITIES and INSURANCE PAYOUTS

(800) 794.7310
J.G. Wentworth means CASH NOW
for Structced Settlements!


recommends that you purchase
needed supplies to install hurri-
cane shutters on every window
of the home. Installing hurri-
cane shutters on all windows of
a home will help to mitigate the
damage due to a storm's severe
winds.
12th Day: Duct Tape
On the 12th day of hurricane
season the American Red Cross
recommends that you purchase
duct tape. Duct tape is one of
the many items that should be in
a family disaster supplies kit.


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(863) 467-2224
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Open: 6am- 10pm Sun.S- Thurs.
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Food prepared 100%' to recipe.
Food delivered exactly as ordered, hot
food HOT and cold food COLD.
All food delivered in 15 minutes or less.


We guarantee personalized and
prompt service.
We are 110%0 committed to keeping these "/
Promises and Delivering our Brand.
~ The Staff of R.J. Gator's




102 SW 14th Street
763-2800 ,


"A Real Fun, Family Florida Restaurant"
Fresh Florida grilled seafood, steaks, burgers,
salads & chicken wings. We serve alligator.
Satellite TV's for your favorite sports.

Only have 1 hour for lunch? We do that!!

The only 2 for 1 Happy Hour from open to close
in Okeechobee at our bar.

Kids eat FREE all day Sunday & Wednesday
from 4 p.m. to close.

Let the Gator Cater
Your place or ours, 5-500 people are no problem.
Call Catering Coordinator Theresa Adams 863-
763-2800.

Celebrating 5 years in Okeechobee!!

The only casual theme restaurant in town.
Food that comes fast -- not fast food!!

100% score from Health Department. 1st one in
Okeechobee County.

R.J. GATOR'S HOURS
Sunday Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

LOCATION
102 S.W. 14th Street, Okeechobee

PHONE: 863-763-2800


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features Chel Bill's NEW special "Surf and Turl
and "Fresh Calcn of the Day.
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Tuesday through Friday 3pm to 5pm.
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At the Movies


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
II.
Movie times for Friday, May 27,
through Thursday, June 2, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Star Wars Episode
IIll" (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
Sp.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, 7and9-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

Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Since its creation by Congress
in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Aux-
iliary has served as the civilian,
non-military component of the
Coast Guard. Today, the 33,000
volunteer men and women of the
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary are
active on the waterways and
classrooms in over 2,000 cities
and towns across the nation.
Each year, Auxiliarists (folks just
like you) save almost 500 lives,
assist some 15,000 boaters in dis-
! tress, conduct more the 150,000
courtesy safety examinations of
recreation vessels and teach over
500,000 students in boating and
water safety courses. The results
of these efforts save taxpayers
hundreds of millions of dollars
every year. For information, call
(863) 467-3085.
EYDC is in
need of volunteers


Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs
throughout the state. The Eckerd
Youth Development Center
(EYDC) needs you to share your
skills or special talents in making
a difference in the lives of trou-
bled youth. Volunteers are need-
ed as tutors, translators, arts and
'crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instruc-
tors, recreation aides and,assis-
tance in developing a youth choir.
Wouldn't you like to make a dif-
ference? If so, please contact Rick
Hargraves at EYDC, 7200 U.S.
Hwy, 441 N., Okeechobee, Fl.
34972. (863) 763-2174, ext. 234.
Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County Pub-
lic Library has announced a new
service for those patrons with e-
mail accounts. You can join the
Chapter-A-Day Online Book Club
sponsored by the Friends of the
Okeechobee County Library. All
you need to do is visit the library's
web page at www.heart-
lineweb.org/oke and choose the
link to the Online Book Club. Sim-
ply follow the directions on the
page. You will start receiving
chapters from popular books in
your daily e-mail. After you have
read two or three chapters from a
book, you will begin receiving
chapters from a new one. Each
Monday you will start a new
book. There is no charge for this
service. You don't even need a
library card. All you need is an e-
mail address and five minutes a
day to sample the wonderful
world of reading


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lot of the church. Our temporary
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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 Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
90. Numbers 160


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/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. REWARDI
(863)357-1401
LOST PEACOCKS (3), brown
females, Mosquito Creek
area. (863)467-1558 or
(772)532-9421
Lost: wallet, vic. of Wal-
mart/Dairy Queen, REWARDI
(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
251bs. Vic: near SW 10th St.
(863)763-7553 Reward.


CURR/BULL DOG MIX- Male,
lyr old. Free To Good Home
Only! (863)357-3994.
LAB MIX- (2) males, 1 choc,
1 black, 5-6 mos old, to
good homes.
(863)763-0268.


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trucks, etc. 863-467-1717.
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Daily work Daily pay
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COME AND JOIN
OUR GROWING
TEAM!!
CDL CLASS D
or B DRIVERS
NEEDED NOW!
Lots of overtime.
Pay starting at
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A8ly @ ONE
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DAIRY FOREMAN:
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Salary and Benefits, Call
(863)634-1758 or
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
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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


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


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Immediate restaurant management
openings, in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440

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





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


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

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


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

DRAGLINE, DREDGE,
EXCAVATOR,OPERATOR,
MECHANIC, WELDER.
(561)753-2797


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is seeking a full time
Outside Sales Cons'ultant.
The right applicant will:
SBe 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


A/C SERV. TECH/INSTALLER
w/min. 3 yrs exp.
Dependable, clean DL, Good
peay, Company Truck,
benefits, 401 K,DFW
Okeechobee A/C 763-8391

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.
DFWP 401K,
Paid Holidays/Vacation.
Wilson's Petroleum
Equipment
(772)468-3689

COSMETOLOGIST/
MANAGER
Call today,work
tomorrow, Lori:
800-736-1379
Email:
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$$$Great Pay!$$$ Personal
Computer required.
(800)873-0345 ext #300.
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos, Teams
& Graduate Students. Bo-
nuses Paid Weekly. Equal
Opportunity Employer.
(888)MORE PAY
(888-667-3729).
EXTENSION ASST.
Needed teach landscaping
in Glades Highlands
& Okeechobee Co.
$9-$12/HR, 40 H/W
Call (863)763-6469
EEO/AA
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
2 nd. Shift, Benefits Available.
Apply @ Syfrett Feed Co.
3079 NW 8th St., Okeechobee
(863)763-5586
OWNER OPERATORS- Due to
strong growth in our in-state
market, immediate openings
available in our Florida Intra
Fleet. *Home Weekends
Most Evenings *Top Per-
centage Pay *Paid Permits
& Physical *Weekly Pay -
Direct Deposit *100% Owner
Operator Make Sunco Car-
riers Your Home. Apply
Now! Call Cammy,
(800)237-8288.
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified


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GUEST SERVICES PROFESSIONAL
Elite Resorts "Big 0" RV Park
is looking for a part time, front counter professional.
Responsibilities include taking reservations and general office work.
The ideal candidate must have computer exp. & be willing to be
trained to use our software. Hours are Sat, Sun & Monday,
10 am 4 pm. Call (863)467-5515, fax resume to (863)467-1183.
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S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome/ Miami
area- exp. req. 21 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.
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.
S863-763-9383. 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




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

LOCKTENDERS
Retired? Interested in a part
time job? Locktenders
needed in Okeechobee,
Bucket Ridge & Lake Port
areas. Call (863)634-8349
Monday- Friday 9am-4pm
Palm Beach Post
Newspaper carriers needed
for Okeechobee area. Call
Mike 1-800-932-2489
ext. 3583 Iv. msg.
Your next job could be in
today's classified. Did
you look for it?



BABYSITTING 24/7- nights,
weekends, holidays, call
(863)763-8268 or
(863)443-3181.


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




#1 CASH COW! 90 Vending
Machine units/You OK Loca-
tions Entire Business
$10,670 Hurry!
(800)836-3464 #B02428.
$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005! Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)856-9591 Ext #105.
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (800)814-6323
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!

NOTICE
Inndent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such aspromises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
complaints.
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

Professional Vending Route
and Equipment. Brand name
products, all sizes. Financing
Available w/$7,500 Down.
(877) 843-8726
B02002-37).
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
classifleds."


Employment


BANKRUPTCY DEBT PROB-
LEMS? Laws Changing
Soon File Now. Money Prob-
lems? Liens, Levies Foreclo-
sures, Repos, Medical Bills,
Judgements, Lawsuits & Di-
vorce A-A-A Attorney Refer-
ral Service (800)733-5342
24 hours 7 days a week.
DIVORCE$275-$350*
COVERS children, etc. Only
one signature required! *Ex-
cludes govt. fees! Call week-
days (800)462-2000,
ext.600. (8am-7pm) Divorce
Tech. Established 1977.
NEED A LAWYER ARRESTED?
INJURED? Criminal Defense
*State *Federal *Felonies
*Misdemeanors *DUI *Auto
Accident *Personal Injury
*Domestic Violence
*Wrongful Death "Protect
Your Rights" A-A-A Attorney
Referral Service
(800)733-5342 24 HOURS
DAYS A WEEK.

Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books n Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins.'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 6655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/,
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools I8 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



BREAKFRONT/SECRETARY:
Antique, Mahogany. Circa late
1800. Beautiful condition.
$500 neg. (863)467-6805
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


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
STOVE- Electric, Harvest
gold, Works well. $50.
863)357(,3439.


$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005! Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)785-6360 Ext #75.
Loans by phone. Up to $1000
in 24hrs. No Credit Check!
Bank Account Req.
(888)350-3722 www.pay-
checktoday.com (No Fax-
ing).

Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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



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




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

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


STOVE, Gas, White. $150 Or
best offer. (863)357-3639
UPRIGHT FREEZER
Good condition. $150 or best
offer. (863)467-7180


SCHWINN, 1955- Original
condition, $900.
(863)467-5756.

building & 053
.Shedsu


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


30x40,
move.


METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335
STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals Save-$$$. 40 x 60'
to 100 x 200'. Example: 50 x
100 x 12' = $3.60/sq ft.
(800)658-2885 www.rigid-
building.com http://www.ri-
gidbuilding.com



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


BASEBALL CARDS- Approx.
3000. Few NBA & Football.
95% is Major League. $250.
or best offer (863)634-6565
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



A NEW COMPUTER- BUT NO
CASH? You're APPROVED -
Guaranteed!* NO CREDIT
CHECK Bad Credit Bank-
ruptcy OK. (800)319-8860
8A-10P EST Mon-Fri Sat.
11A-6P *Checking Account
Req'd www.pcs4all.com.
COMPAQ- '2000, HP 825
printer, access. $200. Great
eal! (863)467-1704. '
SCANNER- Colorado Primax
600p, brand new with cable.
$25. (863)983-4915.



CERAMIC MOLDS (50)
Assorted styles in good
shape, $50 for all or will
separate. (863)763-6291


I Bus inI


BAKERS RACK, Wrought Iron,
Antique Blue. $75
(863)467-2112
BED, King Size, Complete.
$50 (863)983-7996
BR SUITE- head/foot board,
dbl. dresser, armoire, 2 nite
stands, $750.
(863)634-0936.
CHINA CABINET, Beautiful,
Lighted. 57W x 78H x 17D.
$200 (863)675-4990
COMPUTER DESK- large,
gray, must see, will deliver
locally, $60. 983-0950 Cle-
wiston.
CUTTING BLOCK- roll around,
Good condition. $25.
(772)528-7001
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.
QUEEN SIZE BED- mattress &
boxspring, frame & cream
colored wood headboard
$125. (239)728-9996.
SLEEPER SOFA
$150 (863)674-0405 or
(863)673-5325
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
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.
EASY GO GOLF CART re-
stored, $2200.
(863)692-2229.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
GOLF CART- Lincoln Town-
car, Good cond. Lights & ra-
dio $1600. Or best offer.
763-4149 or 561-758-4337


GRENDEL P-10
Semi automatic, .380
$185 (863)763-4961
H&R
.32, 6 shot, leather holster
$185 (863)763-4961
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


EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Business,,*Parale-
gal, *Computers. Job Place-
ment Assistance. Computer
& Financial aid if qualify.
(866)858-2121 www.tide-
watertechonline.com.


[Busion es


ELECTRICAL BOX, Square D,
8 circuit, w/2 single & 2
double circuit breakers, $50.
(863)467-0479
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GUITAR- Ovation Celebrity
Deluxe, 12 string Acoustic,
electric, w/custom hardshell
case. $700 (863)610-3489.
ORGAN, Large, Lo6bery, Holi-
day. Asking $200 or best of-
fer. (863)610-0521


AMERICAN BULL DOG- Ap-
prox 2 yr, Neutered Male,
Good w/children. House
broke. $250. 863-801-1724
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
(863)610-9812 Iv. 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.
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
PITBULL, Male, Brindle, 8
months old. Neutered w/all
shots. County license. $300
(863)261-1434
Don't Miss

This One
SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPPIES
CKC, 4 Males all blue eyes,
$400 each (863)763-2749 or
(863)610-9812 Lv. Msg.
SPICE FINCHES 2 PAIR
W/furnished breeding cage
$50 (863)675-3032



WADING POOL, Vinyl. 10 Ft. x
4 Ft., 18"D. $20
(863)467-2112
Shop here first!
The classified ads



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


Busin
Opportun itie


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opportunities for New Independent
Delivery Agents who want to provide
excellent service to our readers.

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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


ARC WELDER & CABLES
30-225 Amps. $80
(863)824-0884
BAND SAW- Wilton, Good
condition. $200,
(863)357-2322.
GENERATOR 5500 watts, 110
& 220 volts, electric start,
batt. charger, like new cond.
$1150 (863)467-4328
TOOLBOX, very Ig. Maximizer,
top, bottom & side cabinet,
as is including tools, $5000.
(863)763-4028



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


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

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & 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


QUARTER MARE 9yrs old
Gentle, $900 (863)675-3032
REGISTERED APPALOOSA
HORSE, BROKE. $1200
(863)467-1421



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



BUSH HOG
6ft offset, heavy duty
$1200 (863)763-4982


ISpecial Notic


See Photos: www.North-
CarolinaMountainRealty.com
or call (800)293-1998. Free
Brochure.
Tennessee Lake Property
Sale! Parcels from $24,900.
6 1/2 Acre lot $59,900. 27
Acre Lake Estate $124,900.
Cabins Available. Call toll-
free (866)770-5263 ext 8 for
details.




READING A
NEWSPAPER MAKES
YOU A MORE INFORMED
AND INTERESTING
PERSON.

LO wotdf mnwMpap"
mders are more popularl


Fllm II


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


Empoyen


FLAG POLE- 20', 4 sections
Beautiful condition. $60.
firm. (863)675-6556
PROJECT TRACTOR
Massey Furgeson
$1500 (863)763-4982
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. (863)357-6202
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


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


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 Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080




5 minutes to Greenbrier Re-
sort MTN LAND BARGAINS
20 Acres & Up www.live-
inwv.com. (877)777-4837.
ASHEVILLE, NC MOUNTAINS
Gated Community. Spec-
tacular View & River Home-
sites. Clubhouse, Mountain
Spas, Paved Roads, View
Tower, Riverwalk. NEW
PHASE JUST STARTED!
www.bearriverlodge.net.
(866)411-5263:
ATTENTION INVESTORS: Wa-
terfront lots in the Foothills
of NC. Deep water lake with
90 miles of shoreline. 20%
redevelopment discounts
and 90% financing. NO PAY-
MENTS for 1 year. Call now
for best selection.
www.nclakefrontproper-
ties.com (800)709-LAKE.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. MUST SEE THE BEAUTI-
FUL PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS
OF
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS.
Homes, Cabins, Acreage &
Investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC Real
Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure
(800)841-5868.
LAKE LOT SALES. Fishing,
hunting, golfing, boating all
here! Recreational area hid-
den in the country of NE
Georgia. Visit today:
www.LakeRussellProper-
ties.com (706)213-6734 or
(706)201-5699.
LAKEFRONT BARGAINS Start-
ing at $89,900. Gorgeous
lakefront parcels. Gently
sloping, pristine shoreline,
spectacular views. Across
from national forest on
35,000 acre recreational
lake in East Tenn. Paved
roads, underground utilities,
central water, sewer, Excel-
lent financing. Call now
800)704-3145 ext 617,
unset Bay, LLC.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUN-
TAINS! Spring is blooming
and is beautiful! A wonderful
time to look for real estate.









The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 1,2005


WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
North Carolina Where there
is: Cool Mountain Air, Views
& Stream, Homes, Cabins &
Acreage. CALL FOR FREE
BROCHURE OF MOUNTAIN
PROPERTY SALES.
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!


Mobile Homes



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




FIBERGLASS STEPS (2)
Four risers w/ aluminum rail
$100 for both, will sep.
(863)467-0479


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.

Recreation



Boats 30105
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles.'ATVs 3035



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


BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $250.
863-674-1105.
FIBERGLASS BOAT-17 Ft.
Includes trailer & canopy to
cover boat. No motor.
$800 (863)675-6738
GHEENOE 16.5 FT, '91- w/'91
40 HP Johnson, trolling mo-
tor, trlr, very fast, local boat,
S2500 (863)926-0296.
MERCURY '01, 25 HP electric
start, O/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


2005 MODEL CLEARANCE
SALE- June 2nd-5th *Na-
tion's #1 Selling RV's *Low
Sale Prices- Florida Moto-
rhome- Towable Headquar-
ters. GIANT RECREATION
WORLD, (800)654-8475-
Winter Garden;
(800)893-2552- Daytona;
(800)700-1021- Melbourne.
www.grwrv.com
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, Galvanized
Steel, for 21-24' boat w/tan-
dem surge brakes, wash out &
spare. $550 863)824-0459
MATRIX 97 Hummin Bird,
GPS/fish finder, color
screen, new in box, pd $800
sell for $650 (302)284-0124
MOTOR, Motor Guide: Trol-
ling, 12 volt, 47 lb. thrust.
Like new. $150
(863)763-1527
TRAILER For airboat 14'
ood condition, new tires
600 or best offer
(863)634-8960 after 5pm


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


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

Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment '1025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070


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 6pm
DODGE OMNI '90
Runs good, good gas mileage
$500 (863)675-6423


CLASSIC CHEVY CHEVETTE-
'79, 4 CYL, Runs good with
little gas. $500.
(863)675-2598 Lv msg
JEEP CHEROKEE- '88, Needs
work, $500. or ,make an of-
f e r
(863)763-0783/634-9783
PONTIAC FIREBIRD- '95, Red,
Cold A/C, T-Tops, Runs
great! .110K, $3800.
(863)697-8947. ,
TOYOTA TERCEL '89, $200.
or best offer.
(863)675-1038.



CHEVY 1991 3/4 Ton Pickup,
4x4, 4 spd., $1500 or best
offer. (863)675-6214 after 6
pm.
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


Chevy 6 lug 22 in. KMC Venon
rims, with Toyo 305/40R22
tires, $1800. 863-634-3304
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
or Kawasaki Mule. $900.
(863)692-2229.
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 & TIRES- see it Play-
time Car Audio. Dakkar
Blades, 22x9 /2, brand new,
$2400 neg. (863)357-6000.
RIMS- 22", Spinner wire
wheels. $2000. or best offer
(863)946-1007


SIDE TOOL BOX
2 doors, w/ keys, like new
$200 (863)357-6202
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
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 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.


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


Dodge Caravan, '91, for parts
only, $400 or best offer.
(863)357-3994
DODGE CARAVAN- A/C, Pow-
er steering, AM/FM, 96K,
Runs good. $2500.
(863)673-0065.
FORD E150- '01, Club Van
Traveler. Fully loaded, Mint
Cond. 38K mi. $16,500.
(863)697-8393
MERCURY VILLAGER GS-
Minvan '98, 7 pass. 68K,
A/C, Auto, All Power, Exc
cond. $6300 863-467-0031


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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-CP-125
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RUSSELL HOUSTON BARBER,
a/k/a R. H. BARBER,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of RUS-
SELL HOUSTON BARBER, a/k/a R. H.
-BARBER, deceased, whose date of
death was April 20, 2005, and whose
Social Security Number is
570-44-4380, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 304 N.W. Second Street, Room
101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AF-
TER THE DEPENDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is June 1,2005.
Thomas W. Barber
Personal Representative
207 N.W. Second Street
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
CONELY & CONELY, RA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34973-1367
1863) 763-3825
y: om W.Conely, Il
Florida Bar #096482
Attorney for Personal Representative
59018 ON 6/1,8/05


REQUEST FOR BIDS
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (UA) will receive Sealed Bids, for the purposed f
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 5th Avenue, Telephone
863-763-9460, Facs mile 863-763-9036. The OUA reserves the right to reject
any or all bids and to waive formalities in any bid wherever such rejection or
waiver is determined to be in the best interest of the OUA.
Bids must be delivered to Landon C. Fortner. Jr., Executive Director, on or before
3:00 PM on June 8,2005. Bids shall be contained within a sealed envelope with
the bidders name clearly marked on the outside of the bid package. Additionally,
the sealed bid shall also be clearly marked as a sealed bid for the above listed
product or service.
Landon G. Fortner, Jr.
Executive Director
58275 ON 5/26-6/1/05


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Community Events

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 Second
St., will hold vacation Bible school June 13-17 from 5 until 8:10 p.m. daily.
The theme this year is the Circle G Ranch: Ask, Seek, Knock. Each adven-
ture 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.


Oakview hosting Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W32nd St., will host a vacation
Bible school June 20-24, from 6 until 9 p.m. The school will be titled
"Ramblin' Road Trip" a trip across America to learn how to make


right choices. It will be for ages 3 through adult. Registration kick-off
will be Saturday, June 18, from 9 until 11:30 a.m. and will include
games, crafts, food, fun and fellowship. For information, call the
church at (863) 763-1699.

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


Book discussion group will meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group
will continue to meet at 7 p.m. in the Okeechobee Library meeting
room. Everyone who lives to read and discuss books is invited to
attend.. The group's next meeting will be Thursday, June 23, to dis-
cuss "Before Women Had Wings" Connie Fowler. If you have ques-
tions or would like more information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-
9980.


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