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Vol. 96 No. 154


Friday, June 3, 2005


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By Christina Locke
Special to the
Okeechobee News
A woman found guilty of in
connection with the shaking
death of-a 14-month-old girl
will get a new trial, according
to an opinion released by the
4th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Michelle Sparkman, 26, was
convicted of manslaughter dur-
ing her October 2003 trial at the
Okeechobee County Court-
house.
She was later sentenced to
15 years in prison for the death
of Courtney Mikus, the daugh-
ter of the man Sparkman was
living ivith at a Four Seasons
mobile home in September
2000, the time of Courtney's
death.
Sparkman was granted a


$30,000 bond at her December
2003 sentencing hearing since
she had no prior felonies.
The appeals court ruled May
18 that a video of Sparkman's
interview with Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office Detec-
tive T.J. Brock contained com-
ments by the detective that
should not have been heard by
the jury.
The case will be retried
within 90 days of the appeals
court ruling, unless Sparkman
waives her right to speedy trial.
Sparkman's attorney at the
time, Public Defender Carlos
Wells, was supposed to review
the tape heipe the trial, but did
not, court documents show.
When he objected to the tape
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Staff photo/Loma Jablonski
Storm clouds rolled into Okeechobee four days in a row and produced 5.192 inches of
rain in the four-day period. The weather forecast calls for additional rain through Sunday.

Heavy rains called 'untimely


Drought Index
Current: 28
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.09 feet


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

Index

Classifieds ....... 9-11
Comics ............ 8
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ..........9
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out ..........4
Sports ............ .7
TV .............. .10
Weather. ......... .2
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By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Five inches of rain in the last
four days is untimely for the
area, even though June I
marked the start of the wet
season, said Bob Howard,
director of operations for
South Florida Water Manage
ment District (SFWMD).
Mr. Howard said on Thurs-
day that rain accumulation
from Lake Okeechobee to the
Orlando area totaled 6 inches,
with possibly 2 more inches
expected on Thursday. "It is
very untimely that we would
have this early a start to the
\\ et season," he said. Last year,
the wet season started late
with little rain falling in June.
As of Thursday afternoon,
the area had received 5.192-
inches of rain.


By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
Thursday's meeting of the
local Kiwanis Club welcomed
fellow Kiwanian and Rauler-
son Hospital Pharmacy direc-
tor Dr. Quan Pho to talk to
members about new meas-
ures being taken at the hospi-
tal to ensure patient safety.
Dr. Pho discussed with
members the broad-based
movement to deal with
patient issues regarding
proper dispensing of medica-
tions.
"Since January, an Elec-
tronic Medication Adminis-
trative Record or E.M.A.R sys-
tem has been in place at
Raulerson Hospital," said Dr.
Pho. "As patients enter the
hospital through admissions,


Lake Okeechobee is always
under the watchful eye of
SFWMD, and the agency has
been following the regulation
schedule of making releases
from the lake since the 2004
hurricane season, Mr. Howard
said. The amount released
varies daily, depending on con-
ditions.
According to the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NO-\A) in Mel-
bourne, the chance of rain
should decrease by the week-
end. Today's weather is pre-
dicted to be partly cloudy will
scattered showers and thun-
derstorms, high lempeiatlues
in the upper 80s, and winds
from the southeast at 5 to 10
mph. The chance of rain is 50
percent in the daytime.
There will be partly cloudy
skies Friday night with isolated


an armband with a barcode
is placed on the patient. The
barcode is scanned and the
patient's history and medica-
tion records are displayed
giving hospital staff an accu-
rate record of the proper
medications to be dis-
pensed."
He went on to say that
about 2 percent of the med-
ications used cannot be
scanned from the patient's
armband.
Dr. Pho mentioned that by
the end of this year, patient
E.M.A.R. bands will also be
coded to display a patient's
photo with their medications
record to further ensure
proper patient identification
when dispensing medica-
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showers and thunderstorms in
the evening. Low tempera-
tures will be in the lower 70s.
Winds will remain at 5 to 10
mph from the southeast and
the chance of rain drops to 20
percent Friday night.
On Saturday, the forecast is
for partly cloudy skies with
scattered showers and thun-
derstorms in the afternoon.
The high temperature will be
around 90 degrees with a 30
percent chance of rain.
Sunday's forecast calls for
scattered showers and thun-
derstorms in the afternoon,
with highs in the upper 80s
and a 30 percent chance of
rain. By Sunday night, the
chance or rain decreases to 20
percent with a slight chance of
showers and thunderstorms in
the evening. Low are predicted
to be in the lower 70s.


Staff photo/D. Hamilton
Kiwanis Club president, Marcos Monies DeOca, and club member Danielle Lamoreux, wel-
come guest speaker Raulerson Hospital Pharmacy Director, Dr. Quan Pho and pharmacy
intern, Everett McNally.


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for mosquitoes


By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
With the recent rains peo-
ple may find themselves slap-
ping their legs and arms more
during their morning jogs or.
evening strolls due to condi-
tions being favorable for mos-
quitoes..
Mosquitoes breed in stag-
nant standing water and with
the recent storms the chance
for an influx of these insects is
great.
Mosquito bites should be
avoided as much as possible


to protect against diseases
such as Eastern Equine
Encephalitis, St. Louis
Encephalitis and West Nile
Virus.
Dr. Pasqualino Caputo, a
physician at the Okeechobee
County Health Department,
said people who may have
contracted these viruses
should not try to differentiate
which disease they have. He
said they should seek medical
attention especially if they
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have symptoms including a high
fever, muscle aches, confusion,
stiff neck or headache.
A lot of these symptoms are
"" the same for all three of these
mosquito-borne viruses.
He said which virus a person
may have can be determined
. through lab tests.
There is no cure for these
viruses, said Dr. Caputo. He indi-
cated that it is best to go to a hos-
pital for supportive treatment
where the symptoms are treated.
Dr. Caputo said with West
Nile Virus 80 percent of the peo-
.- pie affected by it will not feel
S .- anything, while 20 percent will
have a fever, body aches and
muscle aches. He went on to say
that 1 percent will have a severe
form of the illness with a high
.- fever, stiff neck, confusion, mus-
cle weakness, convulsions and
paralysis of nerves and muscles.


According to Dr. Caputo, 30
percent of people affected by the
Eastern Equine Encephalitis ill-
ness will die.
Symptoms for Eastern Equine
Encephalitis include confusion,
muscle aches, nausea, fever and
rash.
Some counties monitor the
presence of these mosquito
borne diseases through sentinel
chicken programs, where blood
samples are drawn routinely
from chickens to see if the birds
test positive for one of these dis-
eases.
These diseases do not affect
the chickens and if people
choose to harvest their eggs for
cooking they will not contact a
mosquito borne disease from
eating them.
Currently, Okeechobee Coun-
ty does not have a sentinel chick-
en program in operation. The
Okeechobee County Health
Department is keeping track of
the results from other counties
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reactivated. Last year the pro-
gram was not activated in Okee-
chobee County due to the area
being affected by four hurri-
canes.
According to results from the
week of May 16, one chicken
tested positive for Eastern Equine
Encephalitis in Duval, St. Johns
and Volusia counties.
Okeechobee County Health
Department Administrator Mike
Hill said people can reduce an
influx of mosquitoes by empty-
ing containers that have caught
rain water around their house
and turning them over to prevent
them from collecting more
water.
To eliminate standing water
around the house, Mr. Hill said
to:
turn over kiddie pools
when they are not in use.
dispose of old tires properly.
tip up wheel barrows or
store them in a shed when not in
use.
empty flower pots not in
use and do not have drainage


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tions.
Dr. Pho also spoke on anoth-
er issue regarding patient safety
concerns.
"Doctors who previously
used illegible handwriting on
their charts and patient pre-
scriptions, now risk losing their
hospital privileges," said Dr.
Pho.
He told Kiwanians about the
Joint Accreditation Health Care
Organization (J.A.H.C.O),
which is a monitoring agency
that goes into medical facilities.
"They will follow a patient's
chart and check to see if the
attending physician's writing
within the chart displays legi-
ble information," said Dr. Pho.
"Doctors must now write legi-
bly in patient's charts and on
any prescriptions that they
write in accordance with a
Florida Statute passed last
year."


In closing, Dr. Pho told club
members that pharmacists are
working closely with doctors
and are making every effort to
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in patient care.
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every Thursday at the Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W.
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holes.
check boat covers that do
not fit tightly and remove any
water that may have collected on
the cover.
remove water from the
boat's bilge.
check tarps for standing
water, then remove it.
flush out rain gutters with a
hose.
tip over old pails or buckets.
To avoid mosquito bites, your
activity should be avoided during
dawn and dusk when mosqui-
toes are most active. If people
must be outdoors then wear
pants and long-sleeves shirts and
apply mosquito repellant to
clothes.
Mosquito repellant containing
DEET and now picaridin or oil of
lemon eucalyptus is affective
against keeping these buzzing
creatures at bay.


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during Sparkman's trial, Judge
Dan Vaughn ruled his objection
untimely. The 4th Circuit ruled
that Judge Vaughn's decision was
incorrect.
During the original trial, Jason
Mikus testified that on Saturday,
Sept. 2, 2000, he was working
when he got a call from his live-in
girlfriend, Sparkman, saying that
something was wrong with his
daughter.
He arrived at his home to find
Courtney Mikus vomiting and
unresponsive. Courtney was
resuscitated by Okeechobee
County Fire/Rescue personnel,
but died the following Monday at
St. Mary's Hospital in West Palm
Beach.


For babies, it is best not to
apply chemicals to their delicate
skin.. As an alternative, drape
mosquito netting over strollers
when going outside.
To some degree, indicated Dr.
Caputo, people can avoid being
affected by these viruses by regu-
larly changing the water in bird
baths and containers from which
their pets drink.
Also, if people come across a
dead bird they should not touch
it. Since a lot of these viruses live
in birds, the health department
should be notified.
On a larger'level, waterways
with high mosquito breeding
activity can be sprayed through
mass spraying programs.
People in Florida should take
precautions year-round to avoid
being bitten by mosquitoes, said
Mr. Hill.


Prosecutors and medical
examiner Dr. Roger Middleton
presented the jury with the theory
that Courtney was a victim of
"Shaken Baby Syndrome" or
"Shaken-Impact Syndrome."
"She either beat that child or
shook that child ... or did both,"
said Assistant State Attorney Ash-
ley Albright during closing argu-
ments at trial.
Mr. Wells countered that
Courtney, who had a history of
seizures, may have suffered from
an undiagnosed neurological
condition and that another med-
ical examiner, Dr. Frederick
Hobin, came to a different conclu-
sion about Courtney's death.
Dr. Hobin was not called to tes-
tify for the state.
"I didn't do anything to hurt
Courtney," Sparkman said during
her 2003 sentencing hearing.


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Arrest Reports


The following individuals
were arrested on felony or Dri-
ving Under the Influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office (OCSO),
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment (OCPD) or the Florida High-
way Patrol (FHP).
Viviloria Marie Frazier, 39, of
N.E. Fifth Ave. in Okeechobee
was arrested on May 31 and
charged with burglary to an
unoccupied dwelling and crimi-
nal mischief. Bond was .set at
$16,000.
Karla Jo Hilderbrand, 38, of
S.E. Eighth St. was arrested on
May 26 and charged with posses-
sion of cocaine with intent, pos-
session of cocaine, possession of
marijuana under 20 grams and
possession of drug parapherna-
lia. Bond was set at $16,500.
Arthur Martin of N.E. 131st
Lane in Okeechobee was arrest-
ed on May 30 and charged with


grand theft (over $300 less than
$5,000). Bond was set at $500.
Christopher Miggins, 20, of
S.E. 38th Ave. was arrested and
charged with two counts petit
theft. No bond was set.
Eric Smith, 25, of West Palm
Beach was arrested on May 27
and charged with two counts vio-
lation of community control bat-
tery on a law enforcement officer.
No bond was set.
Amanda Lee Robertson, 25,
of N.W 18th St. in Okeechobee
was arrested on May 26 and
charged with failure to appear -
grand theft, failure to appear -
possession of marijuana with
intent to sell, failure to appear -
possession of a controlled sub-
stance and failure to appear -
possession of drug parapherna-
lia.
Jose Ventura Arellano, 32, of
S.W. 21st St. in Okeechobee was
arrested on May 28 and charged


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Nimble fingers
Nimble fingers were at work Thursday morning as mem-
bers of the Tantie Quilters worked together to create a col-
orful quilt. Helen Brewer, left, worked on quilt squares
while Nancy Cotter, center, a beginning quilter received
instruction from veteran quilter Tina Muller, right.


Obituary


Frances Lenore
Schwingel
Frances Lenore Schwingel,
age 88, of Okeechobee, died
Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at Okee-
chobee Health Care Facility. She
was born Aug. 12, 1916 in
Stoughton, Wis. Mrs. Schwingel
had been a resident of Okee-
chobee for 18 years. She was a
member of Sacred Heart Catholic
Church.
Mrs. Schwingel was preceded


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in death by her husband, Warren
Schwingel.
Survivors include: her son,
David D. Schwingel of Madison,
Wis.; 'daughter, Mary Catherine
Ostern of Okeechobee; four,
grandchildren; and three great:
grandchildren.
Friends may call at the Buxton
Funeral Home on Monday, June
6, from 1 p.m. until funeral serv-
ice time at 1:30 p.m.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


with DUI. Bond was set at $500.
Loretta Joy Marr, 47, of S.E.
25th Ct. in Okeechobee was
arrested on May 28 and charged
with DUI and resisting arrest
without violence. Bond was set at
$5,500.
Richard Ellis Duncan, 38, of.
S.E. 19th Terr. was arrested on
May 28 and charged with DUI and
resisting arrest without violence.
Bond was set at $1,000.
Jesus Valenton, 22, of N.W.
39th Circle in Okeechobee was
arrested on May 29 and charged
with DUI and operating a motor
vehicle without a valid driver's


with possession of cocaine. Bond
was set at $5,000.
Dracy Peacock, 35, of N.W
43rd Ave. in Okeechobee was
arrested on June 1 and charged
with violation of probation pos-
session of cocaine. No bond was
set.
Emmaline Harris Dames, 41,
of N.E. 14th Ave. in Okeechobee
was arrested on June 1 and
charged with child neglect/war-
rant. Bond was set at $20,000.
Daniel Oakley, 45, of Buck-
head Ridge was arrested on June
I and charged with violation of
probation DUI. No bond was


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School, beams as she received her certificate of 'Scholar-
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Services Commn. issioner Charles Each of the three levels of the Hwy. 98 N. Okeechobee
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one to visit a state forest and start
your Trailwalker program. The
Department's Division of Forestry
oversees the management and
protection of the state's nearly 1
million acres of forest land. ......
This year's National Trails Day
theme is "Take the Path to a
Healthier You." The American
Hiking Society is using this day to
bring greater awareness to trails,
as well as promoting the many
benefits and pleasures that are
associated with walking and hik-
ing.
"Walking is still one of the top
recreational activities of Floridi-
ans," Bronson said. "What better
way to get that exercise than to
visit a state forest and begin Flori-
da's State Forests Trailwalker Pro-
gram."
The Florida State Forests Trail-
walker Program started in 1999
and was designed to encourage
people to visit and hike the many
trails that are located in state
forests. An incentive to participat-
ing in this program, besides recre-
ating and enjoying the beauty of
Florida's many state forests, is the


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Trailwalker program only
requires completing 10 participat-
ing trails. At each level, the Trail-
walker receives a certificate com-
i memorating their achievement
and a Trailwalker patch that can
be sewn to a shirt, jacket or vest.
The first level of achievement is
the Trailwalker designation given
for hiking 10 trails, the second is
the Trailblazer designation for hik-
ing 20 trails, and finally a Trail-
master for hiking 30 trails.
"A real popular aspect of this
program is that it allows partici-
pants to improve their level of
physical fitness at their own rate
without the pressure of competi-
tion," Mr. Bronson said.
While National-Trail Day is a
single-day celebration of the ben-
efits of hiking, the spirit of good
health and exercise can be prac-
ticed every day of the year in Flori-
da'sistate forests. For more infor-
mation on the Trailwalker
Program, write to Division of
Forestry, 3125 Conner Blvd., C-25,
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1650, or
visit the Division of Forestry web
site at http://www.fl-dof.com.


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Storm Season
Looking around our community I am becoming increasingly
worried about this hurricane season. There are many homes
that have not yet been repaired. If a big storm hits, where will all
these people go? This county does not have enough space in the
hurricane shelters, and there will not be enough space for every-
one who will need to be evacuated. And what about the travel
trailers FEMA put up as temporary housing inside the dike at
Okee Tantie? During a hurricane watch, no one can stay inside
the dike. When Jeanne hit, the storm surge was a 9-foot high
wall of water inside the dike. Anyone there could be killed. They
need to get those trailers out of there before we have a hurricane
watch. I think they were very foolish to put them there to begin
with if they did not have a plan to get those people out of Okee-
Tantie before the 2005 hurricane season started.

OUA
Could you please post in the paper when the next OUA meet-
ing will be? We would like to know exactly what is being covered
up. Editor's Note: The next Okeechobee Utility Authority meet-
ing will be June 14 at 8:30 a.m. Their meeting room is located in
the OUA offices at 100 S.W. Fifth Ave.

Dress Code
I am wondering if anyone else has noticed that some kids are
allowed to wear whatever they want to school, while others
must adhere strictly to the dress code. I saw a young lady in very
short shorts at a local school and asked my daughter what hap-
pened to the dress code. She said it depends on who you are.
Some kids are allowed to do as they please. Others get sent to
the office if they wear shorts. Since everyone can see some kids
get away with it, all of the students know it is going on. What can
we do to get the school to enforce the laws equally for all. What
are they teaching at that school anyway?

FCAT
The education of our children is a very important part of our
community responsibilities. However, if all we concentrate on is
the FCAT tests then we are still going to have kids that are not on
an educational level with those of other communities. I have
worked around a number of teachers and found that most were
good teachers and were concerned with our children. I guess
that puts it on the administrators. Somehow we have got to do
better. Any suggestions?

Rent
What can be done about the skyrocketing rent prices in this
town? The wages cannot keep up with the rent increases. They
are squeezing people out of housing. When will this town have
some decent rental housing that the average worker can afford?
It doesn't have to be fancy, just clean and safe. It is getting harder
and harder to hire new teachers because they can't find any-
'.where to live on what the school board pays. And compared to
other workers in this town, teachers are pretty well -paid. How
can they move here without housing? Something has to be done.

Officers
There was a good turn-out and excellent presentation by the
OCSO last Saturday to remember law enforcement officers. A
big number of cops have put their lives 'in harm's way' to pro-
tect all American citizens on a daily basis. I thank all those partic-
ipating for doing so.

Memorial Day
I want to thank the Okeechobee News for the outstanding
Memorial Day coverage. The photos Monday of the Cub Scouts
putting flags on the veterans' graves were so sweet. I am so glad
the Scouts are teaching our young people about the sacrifices
made by veterans to protect our freedom. I also loved the letters
home pages. The letters from 'Spud' really make the meaning of
Memorial Day hit home. So many young men gave their lives for
our freedom. We must never forget the price they paid.

Lake Okeechobee
Where are the Friends of Lake Okeechobee? We need to all
start attending South Florida Water Management District meet-
ings and demand the lake levels be lowered so the vegetation
can grow back. The spawning areas are gone and we are losing
our fisheries. They are killing the lake by keeping the water levels
too high. We need the lake down to about 11 feet to let the areas
around the edge dry out and be replanted with native vegetation.
The lake needs highs and lows to be healthy.





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

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

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

Church hosting bluegrass gathering
The Basinger Brethren Church, 16090 N.W. 176th Ave., is hav-
ing a bluegrass gathering on Saturday, June 4, from 7 until 8 p.m.
with the Potter Road Bluegrass Band. For information, call (863)
467-1863.

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

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

Clown class to begin
Another class of Junior Joeys will be held June 6-10 from 9
a.m. under the auspices of Toby the Clown Foundation. The
class will be taught at the Highland Shrine Club, 2606 S.R. 17
South, in Avon Park. Junior Joeys are children between the ages
of 8 and 15 who want to learn to become clowns. The founda-
tion 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 enrollment, call Francis "Choo Choo" Yorio at
(863) 465-2780 or Dennis 'Bobber' Koranda at (863) 382-9560.

Hospital looking for volunteers
Attention students between the ages of 14-17: would you like
to make a difference in the lives of others? Raulerson Hospital
Auxiliary has many opportunities of service for students seeking
volunteer hours during the summer. Volunteer as little as four
hours a week or as many as 16 hours a week. Morning, after-
noon 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.


Upcoming Events

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public
is invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing
weight and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to
come and see what we are all about. For information, contact
Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring
Civic Center, located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in
Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For infor-
mation, call Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our
Saviour, 200 N.W Third St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. This is an open speaker meeting.

Saturday
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee construction volun-
teers wiii meet in the parking lot of the Okeechobee Presbyter-
ian Church, N.E. Third Street and N. Parrott Ave., at 7 a.m. Con-
struction work will be at a Habitat work site in an adjoining
county. Wear comfortable clothes suitable for working. Call
(863) 357-1371, for information.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome
House, which is located next to the driver's license office at
1857 U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-help group for people with a desire
to stop using alcohol and other intoxicating drugs, and a desire
to manage their emotional ci p.chi.-ri._tc rlIners It's an open
discussion group.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presby-
terian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Chapter DAR will meet at 10 a.m. at the
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W 32nd St. They would like to
extend an invitation to anyone eligible fdr membership in
NSDAR to attend, from October through May. For information
call regent Ruth Lawson at (863) 763-2492, or vice-regent and
registrar Bonnie Hill at (772) 597-4235.

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

Monday
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace
Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact
David Fox at (863) 763-3296.

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are.is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical
Index), Social Security Death Index and military information
available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
5261.
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m. in the conference room at
The Gathering, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., for a weekly 12-step recov-
ery and support group meeting for women overcoming chemi-
cal dependency. For information, call (863) 467-1112 or (863)
357-4418.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from
5:30 until 6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and
technology and how to see your world and capture it on film.
Class is basic through extensive. Registration is $20 and each
class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. Some
of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., at noon. All Rotarians and the
public are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863)
467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. for breakfast.
For information, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m.
in the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only
meeting. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden
Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in
becoming a member is welcome. For information, contact
Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10
a.m. at the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in
Okeechobee. Everyone is welcome. For information, contact
Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is
located next to the driver's license office at 1857 U.S. 441 S.E. It
is a self-help group that offers support and education for people
who have been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar,
schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis.


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YMS girls host
golf tournament
The Lady Yearlings' volley-
ball team will host a golf tour-
nament on Saturday, June 4, at
the Okeechobee Golf and
Country Club with an 8 a.m.
shotgun start.
The fee is $50 per person
($200 team of four), which
includes a rib dinner after play
is completed. Buddy Mills and
the FFA will be grilling the food.
There will be plenty' of
prizes, including prizes for the
best score, longest drive, clos-
est to the pin and the worst
score.
Contact Bruce Conrad to
make reservations for your
foursome at (863) 697-0952 or
(863) 467-0130; or call Yearling
Middle School (YMS) at (863)
462-5056 for information.
Slate for tennis
lessons announced
Dave Ellis, a USPTR certified
tennis pro and high school


coach, is offering five weeks of
recreational tennis lessons at
the Okeechobee Sports Com-
plex.
Classes will meet Monday
through Friday starting on Mon-
day, June 6, and ending on Fri-
day, July 8. Classes are deter-
mined 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
summer for $90 for six, one-
hour sessions.
For information, contact
Dave Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or
(863) 532-9316.
Swim lessons
being 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 the Sports Com-


plex (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. Adam White, head golf
instructor, Bubba Mullins and
Jim Waldau will head up the
clinic, which will include golf
instruction, practice and golf


games. There will be a tourna-
ment competition 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
etiquette. The clinic will also
provide education literature,
shirts and prizes.
Contact Adam White at (863)
763-6228 or Bridgette Waldau
(863) 467-7300 for information,
price and clinic application
forms. Or, visit their website at
www.floridajuniorgolf.org for
information.


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Last Place-Russ Adams, Sr. Clos-
est To Pin-(2) Kenny Curran, (8)
Russ Adams, Sr., (11) Jack Forde
and (17) Neil Keehn.


May 25: Team traveled to
Clewiston.
May 27: First Place-Vinnie Mal-
one. Second Place-Russ Adams,
Jr. Last Place-Harry White. Clos-
est to Pin: (2) Russ Adams, Jr., (8)
Penny King, (11) Russ Adams, Sr.
and (17) Harry White.


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Phone: (561) 924-5561
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At the Movies

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

Briefs

Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W 30th Terrace. You can invite
up to 20 friends to join you for a
wildlife adventure tour, hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to make.
For information on cost and reser-
vations, call (863) 763-4630.
VA vans are
running daily
Okeechobee County has
increased the days the VA vans
transport veterans to the West
Palm Beach VA Medical Center.
The VA vans are now running
Monday through Friday. All veter-
ans needing a ride to the VA Med-
ical Center should call the County
Veterans Service Officer at (863)
763-8124, several days ahead of
time and provide name, last four
of social security number, date
and time of appointment and
whether a wheelchair/scooter lift
is needed. All appointments must
be before noon. If there are any
questions, please contact Betsy
Grinslade, the county veterans'
service officer.
Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, offers free pregnan-
cy testing to girls and women of all
ages. We offer free and confiden-
tial pregnancy tests, peer counsel-
ing, referrals for a free ultrasound,
parenting classes, and abstinence
education. Operating hours are
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tues-
days and Thursdays. We are locat-
ed at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the movie theatre. For infor-
mation or appointments call (863)
763-8859.
Free parenting
classes offered
Free six-week parenting class-
es for parents of young children
are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at
the Pregnancy Resource Center,
1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics include
discipline a family affair, birth to
eight months infants, eight to
eighteen months the toddler, 18 to
36 months terrific twos, three year
olds, and uncommon sense. Each
week parents "earn" baby bucks
to purchase items for their baby at
the Center's Baby Boutique.
Childcare is not provided, howev-
er infants in carriers are welcome.
For details, call (863) 763-8859 or
(863) 697-6320.


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BLACK LAB- female, recent
surgery still has stitches, no
collar, vic of Hwy 441 SE
and 1.5B. (863)467-0501.
DOG,,White & Brown, Male.
Found in SW area. Call to ID..
(863)467-8960
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BLACK LONG HAIR RETRIEV-
ER- "Abby", lost in Platts
Bluff on 5/31.
(863)467-3645.
GERMAN SHEPHERD-
Black/white, Missing since
May 14th, vic of Hwy 98 &
Civic Ctr. Family Pet, Please
call if found. REWARD
(863)634-7290.
Lost: fancy cane, left in cart
at Walmart. REWARD!
(863)357-1401
LOST PEACOCKS (3), brown
females, Mosquito Creek
area. (863)467-1558 or
(772)532-9421
Lost: wallet, vic. of Wal-
marV/Dairy Queen, REWARD!
(863)763-6721
PEKINGESE DO, Female,
White w/maroon & hunter
green collar. Lost in vic. of Ea-
gle Bay Drive. (863)697-1390


ADULT CATS 1 Blue Russian
female w/ 7 toes, 1 blk Tom,
good mouser, both free to
good home. (863)763-8892


CURR/BULL DOG MIX- Male,
lyr old. Free To Good Home
Only! (863)357-3994.
KITTENS, Bottle Fed. Cute!!
Free to good home.
(863)357-3683
SIBERIAN HUSKY- female, 6
yrs old, blk/white, blue eyes,
To good home, loves kids,
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441 SE, Unit'A103, appl's,
furniture, exercise equipment
& misc. 863-634-4224

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Employment -
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Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



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most all current Domino's Pizza Franchisees started with the
company as Assistant Managers or Driver's, and progressed
to General Managers before becoming owners. For more in-
formation or to arrange an interview, Call 941769-1769.
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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
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Pharmacy Consultant
Pharmaceutical Services
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call (863) 357-2442 for more information

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

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


Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursinig 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

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

MAINTENANCE
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position. Position includes but not
limited to lifting, and bending. Must be
familiar with electrical and PVC piping.
Medical, dental, 401 K, life insurance
available. EOE; Drug Free Workplace
Call: 772-464-6195 or fax
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CARPENTERS
& PAINTERS
Experience a Must
DFWP (863)467-0831
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Needed to teach landscaping
in Glades Highlands
& Okeechobee Co.
$9-$12/HR, 40 H/W
Call (863)763-6469
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TRACTOR OPERATOR
AND
DRIVERS W/CLASS D CDL
Needed to mow on 90HP John
Deere on canals in the Okee-
chobee & Ft. Pierce areas.
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Workers Needed For
Petroleum Industry.
Pipe Fitters
Equipment Operators
Electricians
Laborers & Helpers
Only Serious, Self
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DAIRY FOREMAN:
Dairy Knowledge preferred,
Salary and Benefits, Call
(863)634-1758 or
(863)634-1756
F/T Front Desk, P/T Night Au-
ditor & P/T Bookkeeper,
Apply in person at Pier II,
2200 SE Hwy 441, Okee-
chobee.
HELP WANTED: Local Hwy
Const. Project. Hiring Labor-
ers, Flaggers & Heavy Equip
Operators 772-778-7301
Looking for Someone
Exp'd For Concrete
Block & Flatwork.
Must have drivers license.
Annual starting salary: $30K
for qualified applicants.
863-357-0852
Manager wanted to manage
senior mobile home park &
RV park. Call Mr. Kelbie at
954-445-2339.
PHLEBOTOMIST-F/T
M-F, 7 am-3:30pm
Excellent Pay, full benefit
package; vacation time,
health, dental, optical and
401 K. Fax Resume to
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car and provide excellent
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N ew s everyday.

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


Order Processing
& Accounts Receivable
Good people skills &
accuracy a must. Quick
Books & Microsoft Office
experience required.
Mon-Fri, 9a-5:30p.
Salary + benefits.
Please fax resume to:
863-357-0006 or email:
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WANTED CASHIERS &

attire necessary. Immed.
openings. Okee. Discount
Drugs 203 SW Park St.


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


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A terrific project for do-it-yourselfers who need a
place for all of those important papers that seem to
accumulate in every home, this filing cabinet project
makes a practical as well as handsome accessory for
the home office or den. Built mostly from oak lum-
ber and plywood, the project features all straight cuts
and detailed assembly diagrams. It measures 32
inches high by 19 inches wide by 21 inches deep.
2-Drawer Filing Cabinet plan (No. 705)... $9.95
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We are now accepting
applications for Cashier, Fuel
Attendant and Wrecker Driver
positions. Training will be
provided for responsible
people. We offer good pay,
rewarding work, benefits
and mileage reimbursement.
For a limited time, qualified
applicants who are hired will
receive a $200 sign-up
bonus. Apply at Ft. Drum
Citgo mm 184 Fl. Turnpike.
863-763-9383. DFWP

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




Bartender & Cook
Parttime
Call (863)763-8549
for interview
HELP WANTED: Finish
Carpenter/Handy Man to do
punch out on new
construction & Painting. Exc.
position for a Retiree.
(863)697-1085
LOCKTENDERS
Retired? Interested in a part
time job? Locktenders
needed in Okeechobee,
Bucket Ridge & Lake Port
areas. Call (863)634-8349
MondayC- Friday 9am-4pm
OFFICE ASSISTANT
Experience a MUST. Drop off
resume at 105 SW 3rd Ave
Labor Finders
Palm Beach Post
Newspaper carriers needed
for Okeechobee area. Call
Mike 1-800-932-2489
ext. 3583 Iv. msg.



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


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 420
Medical Services435



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



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



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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets, Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware. Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 580
Crafts. Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment,'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps. 'Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies I
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies..'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television,/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER
New, 21k BTU, needs 220
electric $350
(863)357-8788


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

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


DRYER- apartment size,
works nice, $100.
(863)675-7694.
REFRIGERATOR- 19 cu. ft.,
Frostfree, asking $75.
(863)675-0104.
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.
STOVE, Electric, Stainless
Steel. $50. (863)697-6464
STOVE, Gas, White. $150 Or
best offer. (863)357-3639


SCHWINN, 1955- Original
condition, $900.
(863)467-5756.
B &
.bd 05371


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


30x40,
move.


STEEL BUILDING- 30'x40'
Heritage Bought it, Now its
not needed $6000
763-4149/561-758-4337
VINYL SIDING- 1 full box,
covers 200 sq ft, color is
Sunny Maize, $100 or best
offer. (863)635-0433.



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


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



COMPAQ- '2000, HP 825
p printer, access. $200. Great
eall (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


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.
DESK, Wooden. Great for
computer. $40
(863)697-6464
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
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
MATTRESS- California King
size, good condition, paid
$800 asking $100
(863)675-0104
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.
WATERBED- King size, ready
to set up. No headboard
$100. (863)763-6909.
WICKER SOFA- Coffee table &
chair. Good quality furniture.
$125. (863)467-6573



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
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


ELECTRIC SCOOTER- $1400.
Call after 5pm
(863)467-8094


S (863)441-4722
ELECTRICAL BOX, Square D,
8 circuit, w/2 single & 2
double circuit breakers, $50.
(863)467-0479
PVC FENCE- 49 sections,
posts, caps and gates,
$850. (772)285-8405


AMERICAN BULL DOG- Ap-
prox 2 yr, Neutered Male,
Good w/children. House
broke. $250. 863-634-6565.
BOAR- Poland China, pure
breed, 15 months old, about
4001bs. $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.
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.
EXOTIC FAINTING GOAT-
$150. Call evenings,
(863)675-4098.
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
PITT BULL PUPPIES- ADDA
registered, 4 males, 1 fe-
male, $300 each,
(863)697-0220.
SPICE FINCHES 2 PAIR
W/ furnished breeding cage
$50 (863)675-3032



WADING POOL, Vinyl. 10 Ft. x
4 Ft., 18"0. $20
(863)467-2112



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
BOWLING BALL- Men's, Black
Columbia 300, 16lbs, Good
condition. Black bag. $30.
(863)357-3779



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.


ARC WELDER & CABLES
30-225 Amps. $80
(863)824-0884
CHAIN SAW
McCullach, new in box,
never used $110
(863)763-6342
GENERATOR 5500 watts, 110
& 220 volts, electric start,
batt. charger, like new cond.
$1150 (863)467-4328
GENERATOR: Small. $500 or
best offer. (863)357-3388
TOOLBOX, very Ig. Maximizer,
top, bottom & side cabinet,
as is including tools, $5000.
(863)763-4028



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


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

Agriculture I



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed,,Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & 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
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified


QUARTER MARE- 9yrs old
Gentle, $900 (863)675-3032
REGISTERED APPALOOSA
HORSE, BROKE. $1200
(863)467-1421
T/B MARE
12yrs old, 14 hds, retired from
playing polo, perfect for old-
er child $400(863)467-0247



BUSH HOG
6ft offset, heavy duty
$1200 (863)763-4982
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.
RIDING MOWER- John Deere
180 & Husky mower. $600.
ea. (863)763-4149 or
561-758-4337
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



ROPING SADDLE


Custom built, 16" seat, used
less than 25 times $600
(863)467-0247
SADDLE- McCellan Repro-
duction, almost new cond.,
w/bridle & blanket, asking
$200. (863)675-4098.


Rentals
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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


HOUSE FOR RENT 2 BR I ba,
by Kissimmee River, $500
mo. 1st mo & sec to move
in. No Dogs (561)746-5852


ROOMMATES WANTED: Male
or Female, No children, Pets
neg. $450 mo. + util.
(863)228-3887 LaBelle


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.
Townhouses Sale 1015
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 1090



FT DRUM-5 acres next to In-
dian Hammock. Asking
$120K, $35K down. Tom
Davis (561)655-5812 Tide.

Recreation



Boats *)05
Campers 'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles. ATVs 3035



14'V HULL BOAT
Aluminum, w/trailer. $350
(863)657-6652
15'FIBERGLASS BOAT
W/trailer, vinyl top & 35 h/p
Evinrude motor. $1000
(863)675-6652
AIR BOAT 125 LYCOMING'05
Brand new prop but needs
starter. $2500
(863)634-8023 ask for John
AIR BOAT- 440 engine, Runs
good. $2495.
863-634-1636.
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, trir, very fast, local boat,
$2500 (863)926-0296.
MERCURY '01, 25 HR electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
MON-ARK 17 Ft. Includes
trailer & canopy to cover
boat. 1st $800 takes it.
(863)675-6738


HUNTING CAMPER- 28' pull
behind. $1200. Or best offer
(863)634-4202
TERRY FLEETWOOD-'81, 30',
sleeps 6, Fair condition
$1800. 772-287-3602 or
772-486-1914


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


MOTOR, Motor Guide: Trol-
ling, 12 volt, 47 lb. thrust.
Like new. $150
(863)763-1527
TRAILER For airboat 14'
good condition, new tires
600 or best offer
(863)634-8960 after 5pm


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


Auiltomobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks-40
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

Au -o m l 4
1991 HONDA CIVIC
Ice cold a/c & tow hitch
$1800 (863)675-4540 or
(863)677-3091
BUICK LESABRE'87'
Good condition, a/c,
runs good. $450.
(772)460-6488 after 6 pm
CLASSIC CHEVY CHEVETTE-
'79, 4 CYL, Runs good with
little gas. $500.
(863)675-2598 Lv msg
DODGE OMNI '90
Runs good, good gas mileage
$500 (863)675-6423
EL CAMINO- '83, white, Runs
good: Many new parts. New
Tires & CD player $1500.
(772)418-2087
JEEP CHEROKEE- '88, Needs
work, $500. or ,make an of-
f e r
(863)763-0783/634-9783
OLDS CUTLASS SUPREME
1991 Runs good, 128k mi,
asking $1000 or best offer
(863)675-0278
PONTIAC FIREBIRD- '95, Red,
Cold A/C, T-Tops, Runs
great! 110K, $3800.
(863)697-8947.
SATURN WAGON 1993, 4
cyl., Auto., PW, A/C, Looks
& Runs great. $1500 or best
offer. (772)461-2629
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.
FORD BRONCO, '87 runs,
needs some work, $2500 or
trade for boat or 4 wheeler.
(863)634-4338.


CLUB CAR GOLF CART-
w/charger, $600.
(863)467-1518.
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878
*o ,
Chevy 6 lug 22 in. KMC Venon
rims, with Toyo 305/40R22
tires, $1800. 863-634-3304
HITCH RECEIVER- Class 3,
draw tite, for full size Ford.
$40. (863)697-6812.
RIMS & TIRES- see at Play-
time Car Audio. Dakkar
Blades, 22x9 /, 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


FORD EXPLORER, '97- 4x4,
runs great, $4500.
(863)234-1522.


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in Glades Co. wired 220.
$2,000 neg. (352)754-8514.
TRAILER- Heavy duty, tires in
good condition. Side rail
ramps. $1500.
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(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
FORD HANDI CAPPED 1993,
Fully equipped. After 8pm
call (863)357-3534 $3800.
GMC SAFARI '99
7 passenger van, good condi-
tion, nice family vehicle
$4400 (863)763-2692
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Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at B M J
STowing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest
2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida
34974 on the 17th day of June 2005
at 10:00 A.M./11:00 AM. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage. Year, Make, Model &
Vin's as follows:
1983 Tan Buick Regal
VIN# 1G4AJ69AODH877980
1991 Blue 4-Door Bulck
VIN# 2G4A1WB5412M1881160
1989 White Ford Thunderbird
VIN# 1FAPP624KH152372
1997 Green Ford Explorer
VIN# 1FMDU32P6VUC03741
1993 Gra Mercury Cougar
VIN# 1MEPM6243PH668469
1995 Black Oldsmobile 88
VIN# 1G3HY52K8SH314362
1997Tan GMC Safari Van
VIN# I1GKDM19W3VB520731
1990 Red/Black Ford Van
VIN# 1FMDA3142LZA96307
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said auto-
mobiles will be sold In "AS IS" with no
guarantees.
60056 ON 6/3/05

LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction will be held at B M J
Towing, Inc. Lot at 419 Southwest
2nd-Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida
34974 on the 24th day of June 2005
at 10:00 A.M./11:00 A.M. Pursuant to
Florida statute 713.78 for unpaid tow-
ing and storage. Year, Make, Model &
Vin's as follows:
1992 Silver Ford Escort
VIN# 3FAPP1688NR125242
1987 Blue Toyota Camry
VIN# JT2SV21E4H3053996
1988 Brown Hyundai Precis
VIN# KMHLD21JXJU153687
1994 Blue Toyota Camry
VIN# 4T1SK12C4RY464524
1988 Blue Jeep Cherokee
VIN# 1JCMR7827JT062970
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks
will be accepted. The seller reserves
the right of final bid. All sales are final.
No refunds will be made. Said auto-
mobiles will be sold in "AS IS' with no
guarantees.
60048 ON 6/3/05


Iui Notice


Puli Notice


AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Notice is hereby given thaie undersigned, SHARON ROBERTSON, Clerk of the
Circuit Court of Okeechobee County, Florida, will on the 21st day of June, 2005, at
11:00 A.M., at the front of the Courthouse in Okeechobee County, Florida, in the
City of Okeechobee, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best
bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Okeechobee County,
Florida, to-wit:
LOT 1, BLOCK 166, OKEECHOBEE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RE-
CORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 5, PUBLIC RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
TOGETHER WITH:
a. All improvements now located on the Real Property and any and all improve-
ments that may be placed thereon and all rents, royalties, profits, revenues, in-
comes and other benefits arising from the use or enjoyment of all or any portion of
such Property or any contract pertaining to tire use or enjoyment thereof, including,
without limitation, all right, title and interest of the Debtor, as lessor or landlord, in
all leases or occupancy agreements, whether now in existence or hereafter aris-
ing, and all sums of money payable thereunder, whether now in existence or here-
after arising;
b All Debtors personal property and fixtures affixed to or located on the Real Prop-
erty, furniture, frishrings, carpet, drapery, machinery, apparatus, appliances,
equipment, fittings, decoration and articles of personal property of every kind and
after erected on the Land or any part thereof, and used or usable in connection with
any present or future occupancy of such buildings and now owned or hereafter ac-
quired by the Debtr, all oaccessiens theretl and renewals, replacements thereof
and substitutions therefore,
c. All of Debtor's tangible personal property, whether now or hereafter in existence
or hereinafter acquired, or created, situate in or on and used or useful in connection
with the Real Property, or the operation thereof including goods, accessions, equip-
ment and inventory now owned or hereafter acquired by Debtor; all documents, in-
struments, account, chattel paper, and general intangibles related to the Mortgaged
Property (as defined on the "Mortgage" hereafter defined).
d. The proceeds of the sale of any said tangible or intangible personal property
used or usefu inectn with the Real ection with the Real Property including, but not limited to, in-
ventory, and equipment, and articles of personal property;
e. Debtors interest as lessee in and to any leases of personal property used or to
be used in connection with the Real Property and Debtor's operations thereon;
I. Any and all insurance proceeds which may be made payable to the Debtor with
respect to the real property, and any and all awards or payments, including interest
thereon, and ithe right to receive the same, which may be made with respect to the
Real Property, or any portion thereof, as a result of (a) thie exercise of the right or
power or eminent domain, (b) the alteration of lIre grade or the vacation of any
street, or any other in ury to or decrease in the value of the Real Properly;
g, All thire Debtors rig it, title and Ihterest In, to and under any and all contracts, now
or hereafter entered Into by thie Debtor, covering any part of the Real Property or
any part of the improvements now or hereafter constructed thereon;
h, All of the Debtor's right, title and interest, in and to any and all of the Governmen-
tal permits, licenses and the like respecting the use, construction, occupancy, op-
eration and maintenance of the Real Property;
i. Any and all other, further or additional title, estate, Interest or right which may at
any time be acquired by the Debtor in or to the foregoing items of Personalty delin-
eated in Paragraphs A through H or any portion thereof; any additions, replace-
ments or substitutions therefore; and tie proceeds from the sale thereof or of the
products therefrom.
pursuant lo the final decree of foreclosure entered In a case pending in said Court,
the style of which Is:
INTER SAVINGS BANK, FSB,
Plaintiff
vs.
PARK TRADING COMPANY, INC. a Florida corporation,
MICHAEL A. BROWN, LaBONNA D. BROWN and U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMIN-
ISTRATION,
Defendants
and there docket number of which is: 2004-CA-82
WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 1 st day of June, 2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON,
Clerk of the Circuit Court of
Okeechobee County, Florida
BY:/S/DebbieGoodrich
Deputy Clerk
59910 ON 6/3,10/05


Puli Noice


pulc N~i I


CITY OF OKEECHOBEE
CITY COUNCIL HEALTH INSURANCE WORKSHOP NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Counc ill conduct a workshop on Tues-
day, June 7, 2005, at 5:00 p.m. The proposed topic for discussion only is re-
garding changes to the Employee Health Care Coverage. The workshop will be
held at City Hall, 55 SE 3rd Avenue, in the Council Chambers Room 200, Okee-
chobee, Florida. No official action will be taken. The public is invited and encour-
aged to attend.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal any
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
meeting, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to
be based. Tapes are for the sole purpose of back-up for the Clerk's Office.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Florida Statute
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact Lane Gamlotea, no later than two (2) working
days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x 214; if you are hearing or voice
impaired, call TDD 1 -800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, City Clerk
60019 ON 6/3/05

LEGAL NOTICE
Public Auction will be held at Johns
Towing Service storage lot located at
704 Northeast 2nd Avenue, Okeecho-
bee, Florida 34972 on JUNE 17, 2005,
at 9:00 A.M. Pursuant to Florida Slat-
ute 713.78 for unpaid towing and
storage charges. Year, make, model *. .. ..
and vin are as follows. an
1984 BUICK REGAL
VIN# 1G4AM47A6EH460296
1998 CHEVROLET MONTE CARLO
VIN# 2G1WW12M4W9120518
1989 DODGE ARIES
VIN# 3B3BK46K6KT967187
1988 FORD VAN
VIN# 1FMCA11U9JZ861408
Terms of sale are cash, and no checks 'A .
Swill be accepted. Seller reserves the
right of final bid. ALL SALES ARE Fl- '- '
NAL! NO REFUNDS WILL BE MADE! >\ ,,
Said automobiles will be sold in "As L 7-
Is" condition w ith no guarantee's.- .- -, -
59999 ON 6/3/05 ,
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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
CONSIDER A FINAL PLAT FOR AIRI ACRES
NOTICE: Mr, David and Mrs. Anita Nunez, property owners, have filed a Final Plat
Application with the City of Okeechobee, Florida. The FINAL PUBLIC HEARING
will be held before the City Council on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. or
as soon thereafter as possible, at City Hall, 55 S. E. 3rd Avenue, Room 200,
Okeechobee, Florida. The public is invited and encouraged to attend For a copy
of the agenda contact City Administration at (863) 763-3372 x 212.
The proposed project is a 24 lot Subdivision that will consist of 0.5 acre (minimum
size) Single Family lots. The land area is approximately 760,383 square feet or
17.5 acres. The legal description being a parcel of land lying in a portion of the
Southeast one-quarter (SE 1/4) of Section 22, Township 37 South, Range 35
East, Okeechobee County, Flonda, and comprising all of that certain parcel of
land described as "Parcel 1" as recorded in official records (O.R.' Book 512,
Page 1935 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida and being more
particulady described as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of said
Section 22; thence bear North 89deg.09'21" West, along the South line of said
Section 22, for a distance of 1326.07 feet to the intersection with the East line of
the West one-half (W A/) of the East one-half (E 2) of said Section 22, being
also the Southwest corner of that certain parcel of land as recorded n O.R. Book
S518, Page 1639 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida, and the
point-of-beginning; thence bear North 89deg.08'29" West, continuing along said
South line of Section 22 for a distance of 241.28 feet to the Southeast corner of
that certain parcel of land as recorded in O.R. Book 508, Page 667 of the Public
Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence bear North OOdeg.40'07" East,
along the East boundary line tof said O.R. Book 508, Page 667, for a distance of
1270.23 feet to the point of curvature of a curve concave to the Southwest and
having for its elements a radius of 50.00 feet and a central angle of
89deg.52'40"; thence bear Northwesterly, along said curve, for an arc length of
78.43 feet to the point of tangency of said curve, said point lying on the South
line of the Northwest one-quarter (NW 1/4) of the Southeast one-quarter (SE 1/4)
of said Section 22, and lying also on the North boundary line of said O.R. Book
508, Page 667; thence bear Nbrth 89deg.09'16" West, along said South line o
the Northwest one-quarter (NW 1/4) of the Southeast one-quarter (SE 1/4) of
Section 22, and along the said North boundary line of O.R. Book 508, Page 667,
and along the North boundary line of that certain parcel of land as recorded in
O.R. Book 299, Page 1756 of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida,
for a distance of 1046,02 feet to the intersection with the West line of said
Southeast one-quarter (SE 1/4) of Section 22, and being also the Northwest cor-
ner of said O.R. Book 299, Page 1756; thence hear North OOdeg.lO'46" East,
along said West line of the Southeast one-quarter (SE 1/4)of said Section 22, for
a distance of 329.96 feet to the intersection with the North line of the South one-
quarter (S 1/4) of the Northwest one-quarter (NW 1/4) of the Southeast one-
quarter (SE 1/4) of said Section 22, being also the Southwest corner of Brent-
wood Estates, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 31
of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida; thence bear South
89deg09'51" East, along said North line of the South one-quarter (S 1/4) of the
Northwest one-quarter (NW 1/4) of the Southeast one-quarter (SE 1/4) of Sec-
tion 22, and along the South boundary line of said Brentwood Estates, for a dis-
tance of 1339.59 feet to the intersection with the aforesaid East line of the West
one-half (W 'A) of the East one-half (E ) of said Section 22, and being also the
Southeast corner of said Brentwood Estates, and lying also on the West boun-
dary line of aforesaid O.R. Book 518, Page 1639; thence bear South OOdeg.39'
23" West, along said East line of the West one-half OW /2) of the East one-half (E
V) of Section 22, and along said West boundary ine of O.R. Book 518, Page
1639, for a distance of 1650.36 feet to the point-of-beginning.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE AND BE ADVISED that if any person desires to appeal anoy
decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at this
hearing, such interested person will need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purpose may need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to
be based. City Clerk tapes are for the sole purpose of backup for official records
of the Clerk.
In accordance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Florida Statutes
286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate
in this proceeding should contact Lane Gamiotea no later than two (2) working
days prior to the proceeding at 863-763-3372 x215; if hearing or voice impaired,
call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY).
Lane Gamiotea, CMC, CITY CLERK
58323 ON 6/3,13/05

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Community Events

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 annual Lincoln
Day Dinner on Friday, June 10, at the Shrine Club on U.S. 78. Social time will
be from 5 until 7 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. This year's keynote
speaker will be Florida State Representative Frank Attkisson, District 79.
Dinner will include a sirloin steak served with a baked potato, green beans
and a salad. Tickets are $30 per person. If you or your business would like
to sponsor a table for this event please call Joe Arnold at (863) 357-6507 or
(863) 610-1639. If available, tickets may be purchased at the door.
Wal-Mart hosts bubble blowing contest
The Double Bubble Gum national bubble blowing contest will be
held at the Okeechobee Wal-Mart Supercenter, 2101 S. Parrott Ave., on
Saturday, June 11, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. The contest is open to 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 Miracle
Network. For information, contact Erin LaBarge of the Salmon Borre
Group Communications at (847) 295-4235.
Methodist church hosts Bible school
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee, 200 N.W 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 VBS
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., invites all children
kindergarten through sixth grades to join us at vacation Bible school June
20-24 from 5 until 8:15 p.m. VBS creates a fun and exciting safari atmos-
phere where children will have a great time singing, watching skits, cre-
ative crafts, playing games and getting to know God through prayer.
Along with VBS for the little ones, we will be offering a parent seminar
entitled Making Your Children Mind Without Losing Yours. For informa-
tion call (863) 763-0550.
Oakview hosting Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W.32nd St., will host a vacation Bible
school June 20-24, from 6 until 9 p.m. The school will be titled "Ramblin'
Road Trip" a trip across America to learn how to make right choices. It
will be for ages 3 through adult. Registration kick-off will be Saturday,
June 18, from 9 until 11:30 a.m. and will include games, crafts, food, fun
and fellowship. For information, call the church at (863) 763-1699.
Martha's House plans training session
Martha's House will offer eight hours of training on June 22, in the
South Florida Water Management Auditorium, located in the Bank of
America building, 205 North Parrott Ave., from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The
cost for the training is $10. Certificates will be given. For information, con-
tact Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.
Airboat group will meet
The June meeting of the Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will
be held Thursday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Square Restaurant.
301 W South Park St. Major agenda items include voting on charitable
contributions, planning for the 2006 jamboree and approval of revised
bylaws. Prizes will be given away, and visitors are welcome. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-6069.
Book discussion group will meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group will
continue to meet at 7 p.m. in the Okeechobee Library meeting room.
Everyone who lives to read and discuss books is invited to attend. The
group's next meeting will be Thursday, June 23, to discuss "Before
Women Had Wings"- Connie Fowler. If you have questions or would like
more information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
Red Cross offers babysitting course,
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch is offering a babysit-
ter'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 sum-
mer. 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, aban-
doned 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 sec-
ond 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 informa-
tion, call Pam at (863) 453-3627 or (863) 634-9280. Their website is lake-
dentoncamp.org.
Application available for ESE scholarships
The Okeechobee County School Board Exceptional Student Educa-
tion Department has sent out letters to parents of ESE students that may
be eligible for John McKay scholarships. An eligible student is a child that
has an active IEP, and was enrolled in public school in Okeechobee dur-
Sing 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.




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