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Vol. 96 No. 155


Saturday, June 4, 2005


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; OHSstudents honored


Nadal wins over
Federer in semis
PARIS Celebrating his
19th birthday with the match of
his young life, Rafael Nadal won
a showdown Friday against top-
ranked Roger Federer 6-3, 4-6,
6-4, 6-3 to reach the final in his
first French Open.
Nadal avenged a loss to Fed-
erer at Key Biscayne two
II.n' si i, ,'-:." .., d ., I ; his
u ninnlin ll :;.ik, to 23 ii it.'_l s,
all on clay. The Splia iald
became the youngest men's
finalist at Roland Garros since
Michael Chang, the champion
in 1989 at age 17.
Nadal's opponent Sunday
will be unseeded Mariano Puer-
ta, who advanced to his first
Grand Slam final by winning
the last four games and overtak-
ing a weary Nikolay Davydenko
6-3, 5-7,2-6, 6-4, 6-4.
"I'm in paradise," said Puer-
ta, a nine-year pro. "I'm the
happiest man on earth right
now."
Puerta and Nadal will play
the first all-lefty men's final at
Roland Garros in the Open era.
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Drought Index
Current: 19
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.21 feet


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

Index


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Comics ........... 11
Community Events .... 4


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Rebecca Burton (left) receives a hug from her proud grandpa Bobby Burk (right) prior
to the Okeechobee High School (OHS) graduation ceremony Thursday night at the high
school gym.


TAMPA A Marine who
died while being treated at a
Tampa hospital for veterans
did not receive adequate care
from staff who failed to recog-
nize the severity of his condi-
tion, federal officials said.
Lance Cpl. Jonathan E.
Gadsden arrived at the James
A. Haley VA Medical Center
"highly compromised" by
blast injuries suffered in Iraq,.
according to a report released
Thursday by the U.S. Veterans
Affairs Department.
But hospital staff had not
been tLIiiiL'IIi trained to
deal M ilh patients wounded
by roadside bombs and "sim-


ply did not grasp how inher-
ently fragile this patient was,"
the report said.
Gadsden, 21, of
Charleston, S.C., died Oct. 22
of bacterial meningitis, two
months after being injured
during fighting in Iraq's Al
Anbar province. According to
the VA report, he sustained
severe injuries to his head,
chest, abdomen and back
when his Humvee hit an
improvised explosive device.
He was assigned to the 1st
Marine Division's 1st Combat
Engineer 6daLt.iiun at Camp
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Orlando Candida (front) celebrates graduation night with his fellow graduates (left to
right) Isaias Urbina, Jesus Najera, Cordero McGriff, Jose Aguirre and Jose Gonzalez.



Library offering kids program


By Maria Chandler
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Public Library will offer a sum-
mer program to children
entering first through fifth
grades.
Parents must register their
child for one of three days -
Tuesday, Wednesday or Thurs-
day- and space is limited. -
The program begins June
21 and ends July 28 and is
taught by Pat O'Connor, youth
services coordinator at the
Okeechobee County Public
Library.
Each day the program takes
place from 3 until 5 p.m. and
includes Ms. O'Connor read-


ing stories to the children, arts
and crafts and playing educa-
tional games on the computer.
Ms. O'Connor does not
tutor children in reading. The
program, said Ms. O'Connor,
is designed to keep children
interested in reading over the
summer.
Another program offered at
the library is pre-k story hour
for children age birth to 5.
This program is offered
every Wednesday from 10
until 11 a.m. and includes Ms.
O'Connor reading stories to
the children and a simple craft.
This Wednesday pre-k story
hour is canceled but will
resume on June 15.
During pre-k story hour a


parent of guardian must
remain with the child.
However, during the sum-
mer program for older chil-
dren the child is dropped off
but must be picked up no later
than 5:15 p.m.
Both of these programs are
free.
To kick off the summer pro-
gram, Battersby Duo will be
performing at the library, 206
S.W. 16th St., on June 23 at 2
p.m. This performance is free,
and open to the public.
If parents or guardians have
any questions they may call
Ms. O'Connor at the Okee-
chobee County Public Library,
(863)763-3536; or, e-mail her
at poco@myhlc.org.


Getting ready-
As part of Hurricane Awareness Week, May 29 through
June 4, these two young ladies, Melissa Malloy (left) and
Tonya Sharp (right) are collecting hurricane supplies in
front of Publix. The donated hurricane supplies are
given to area nonprofit organizations. In addition, for
each item donated, the donor will receive a ticket for a
drawing to be held today in Flagler Park. Among the
prizes given away will be a Sears Kenmore washing
machine, a cordless electric drill, gift certificates from
several merchants, and free dinners from area restau-
rants. Donations were collected through Friday in front
of Public and Wal-Mart.


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News Briefs Information to be broadcast


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

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By MaryAnn Morris
Okeechobee News
Thanks to Okeechobee
Emergency Manager, Gene
O'Neill and station manager,
Jim Holmes of WQCS, 88.9 FM
in Fort Pierce, residents of Okee-
chobee, Martin, St. Lucie coun-
ties and the city of Port St. Lucie
will be able to tune in to 88.9 FM
during disasters, such as hurri-
canes, and hear emergency
information for their local area.
"Okeechobee County resi-
dents will be able to tune into
88.9 FM at 7 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6
p.m. during a disaster to receive


local updates from the Okee-
chobee Emergency Manage-
ment," said Mr. O'Neill.
"We are also working with
WKOC AM station manager Will
Skinner and owner Jim John-
son, on an agreement to broad-
cast WKOC, 15.70 AM from the
front of the Fifth Avenue
Annex," Mr. O'Neill continued.
"This will allow WKOC a
hookup to the county genera-
tors to power the radio equip-
ment."
"Broadcasting from the Fifth
Avenue Annex puts us in the
hub of information so we will
have first-hand access to more


county departments," said Mr.
Johnson. "If needed, county
personnel can broadcast directly
to county residents."
Without the ability to broad-
cast local conditions, Okee-
chobee County residents had to
rely upon the information
broadcast for other counties last
year. Hurricane conditions are
very localized due to variations
in the storms' predicted paths.
Last year, the impact of the four
hurricanes was felt much more
in Okeechobee and Polk coun-
ties than some coastal areas
where broadcasting radio and
television stations were located.


Residents volunteer to


manage distribution site


By MaryAnn Morris
Okeechobee News
Gene O'Neill, Okeechobee
Emergency Manager met with
members of the Fort Drum
community Tuesday June 1.
Rod Stampa, owner of the Little
Man Feed Store at 32603 U.S.
441 N. in Fort Drum, has volun-
teered the use of his large park-
ing area to distribute food,
water and ice as the district cen-
ter for northeast Okeechobee
county residents. Mr. Stampa
has also volunteered the use of
his forklift and pallet jack to.
unload supplies as they come in


from out of state.
"This gives the northeast
county residents a local distri-
bution point. Seven residents
have volunteered to manage
the site. More volunteers are
needed," said Mr. O'Neill. Con-
tact Judy Welch at (863) 357-
1581 if you can spare some time
to help.
Basinger residents have yet
to form a volunteer team. With-
out local volunteers to manage
distribution in the Basinger
area, the Salvation Army and
Red Cross will be operating
from the Basinger Community
Center.


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Pendleton, Calif.
Physicians involved in Gads-
den's care have undergone peer
review and "appropriate action"
has been taken, Haley's director,


Forest Farley, said in comments
attached to the VA report. Since
Gadsden's death, all multiple
trauma patients sent to Haley for
rehabilitation are first sent to the
hospital's medical or surgical
service for evaluation, he said.
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County Fire/Rescue
seeking volunteers
OKEECHOBEE -- The volun-
teer division of the Okeechobee
County Fire/Rescue Department
is seeking qualified applicants.
Requirements include: a high
school education or GED; clean
driving record; and, no criminal
record. Applicants must also take
the state TABE test and receive a
score of 12.9.
Testing for volunteer positions
will be held in July, and all appli-
cations must be completed by
June 30.
Applications are available at
501 N.W. Sixth St. in Okeechobee.
For information, contact
Margie Johnson at (863) 763-
5544.

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


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patients," hospital officials said
Thursday in a statement. "We
value the inspector general's
independent review and have
implemented improvements he
recommended."
Gadsden received medical
care at facilities in Iraq and Ger-
many, and at the National Naval
Medical Center in Bethesda,
Md., before being transferred to
Haley in late September.
According to the VA report,
Gadsden appeared to be
improving before his transfer to
Tampa.
When he arrived at Haley,
"he was alert, cooperative, and
oriented to person, place,
month and year," the report
said.
A week later, Gadsden devel-
oped a fever and had an elevat-
ed white blood count. A doctor
prescribed antibiotics by phone
and visited the Marine's bedside
the following day.
According to the report, that
would be "the only documented
visit any infectious diseases
physician" would make until
Gadsden had a cardiopul-
monary arrest Oct. 19.
A more thorough review by
the infectious diseases staff may
have led to the discovery of the
acinetobacter, a bacteria found
in the soil in Iraq that can enter
the body through dirty battle-
field wounds, the report said.


Correction
Charles Hart appeared in
photographs on page 5 of the
Friday, June 3 issue of the
Okeechobee News and on
page 5 of the Thursday, June
2 issue of the Okeechobee
News. He was incorrectly
identified as being affiliated
with the VFW. Mr. Hart is
commander of American
Legion Post 64. We apologize
for any inconvenience
caused by this error.


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Community Events


History Center closes for summer
The Okeechobee Family History Center of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St., will be closed from
May 2 until Aug. 31. They will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from
11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The center will also be open Friday, Sept. 9,
from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. It will then be open every Wednesday
and Friday. Please call ahead one day to reserve any specific equip-
ment you may need. For information during working hours call
(863) 763-6510. During hours the center is closed call (863) 467-
5261, or (863) 357-7711.

Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools need the help of the community and are
seeking tax deductible donations to help rebuild their playground
that was damaged during the hurricanes. For more information,
call Grace Christian Schools at (863) 763-3072.

Church collecting for care packages
The Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee would like to
invite the community to participate in a project for Operation Free-
dom Iraqi. The church will be sending care packages to 20 service-
men in the Army stationed in Iraq. These soldiers serving our coun-
try have requested items not only for themselves, but they also give
items to the Iraqi children while on patrol and visiting. We would
like to invite the community to help us with this project. For more
information, contact Chairperson Myra White at (863) 357-2975.

Children's council seeks volunteers
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of a
few fine people to submit an application to the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Board of County Commissioners to be a part of the council. Gov-
ernor Jeb Bush makes the final appointments with terms of two or
four years. The council meets monthly to discuss programs and
needs of the children in the community. Once a year, agencies
request funds through a grant process. Each council member
"adopts" an agency or two as their own and monitors the pro-
grams' services that they provide to our children. Those interested
in completing an application should contact Cathleen Blair, execu-
tive director at (863) 462-4000, ext. 255









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Just terrific
Kiwanis Club member Epifanio Juarez presented the 'Terrific Kids" awards to fourth
grade students at North Elementary School at Wednesday's awards ceremony. Award
recipients were: Andrew Anuez, Jonathon Castillo, Kristen Crenshaw, Marcus Hathaway,
Taeler Logan, Lexi Manson, Chelsey McDaniel, Paige McElroy, Brandtley Osceola, Des-
tini Perry, Krista Pope, Maci Thomas, Korey Walters, Krista Ward, and Jessica Wheeler.


New Endeavor graduation
New Endeavors"graduation was held May 2005, in the Freshman Campus Auditorium.
Ceremonies were officiated by Dr. Pat Cooper superintendent of schools with refresh-
ments being served and photography done by Bobbi Poole. Those that graduated were:
(front, left to right) Tonya Collins, Elizabeth Hawes and Mercedes Pinion; (back, left to
right) Dion Jennings, Shana Bourque, Aaron Leon, Rocio Solis and Kimberly Shockley.
Not shown are Calvin Cauley and Dillon Chance.


Fire Calls


Okeechobee City
Fire Department.
May27
Three vehicle accident, S.R. 70
E.
No hazards were found. There
were no injuries.
May28
Automobile accident, W. N.
Park St.
Firefighters checked the vehi-
cle for leaks or hazards.
Fire alarm, Osceola Middle
School
No hazards were found.
May29
Automobile accident, U.S. 441
S.
Firefighters checked the vehi-
cle and helped with transport.
May30
Medical, U.S. 441 S.
Firefighters assisted Fire/Res-
cue.
May31
Medical, Riverbend Park
Firefighters assisted Fire/Res-
cue. The patient was taken to
Raulerson Hospital.
Automobile accident, S.R. 70
E.
Firefighters assisted Fire/Res-
cue with preparing a patient for
transport.
June 1
Medical, Riverbend Park
Fire/Rescue requested assis-
tance. Upon the city fire depart-
ment"s arrival Fire/Rescue no
longer needed assistance.
Assist Fire/Rescue, ,S.W. 18th
St.
Firefighters helped Fire/Rescue
transport a patient.
Okeechobee County.
Fire/Rescue
May28
Fire alarm, S.W 28th St.
The belt fan off a fan. The belt
was put back on and the alarm
was reset.
Burn complaint, S.W Second
Way
The occupant was burning
yard debris and building materi-
als. The occupant was advised of
the burn laws. Fire/Rescue assist-
ed in extinguishing the fire.
Automobile accident, U.S. 441
S.E.
A patient was extricated from a
vehicle. There were no hazards.


Vehicle fire, S.E. 57th Dr.
The fire was extinguished and
the battery cables were cut.
Automobile accident, U.S. 441
N.
The- patients refused treat-
ment.
May29
Automobile accident, S.W.
32nd St.
Fire/Rescue called for helicop-
ter transport and assisted with
patient care and packaging.
Brush fire, U.S. 441 N.
The call was canceled.
Control burn out of control
When the crew arrived they
say that the fire was under con-
trol.
Automobile accident, 15B
No wreck was found.
Automobile accident, Florida
Turnpike
The call was canceled.
May30
Automobile accident, Florida
Turnpike
.No apparent hazards were
found. Fire/Rescue assisted the
medical crew with patient pack-
aging.
Automobile accident, S.R. 70
E.
All patients refused treatment
and transport.
Automobile accident, Florida
Turnpike
No hazards were found and
Fire/Rescue was released by the
Florida Highway Patrol.
Semi on fire, S.R. 710
The brakes were smoking.
Fire/Rescue cooled the brakes


with water.
Automobile accident, N.W.
70th Ave.
The call was canceled.
False alarm, N.E. 39th Blvd.
May31
Automobile accident, U.S. 441
S.E.
Fire/Rescue assisted the med-
ical crew.
June 1
Automobile accident, Florida
Turnpike
The call was cancelled.
Motor vehicle accident, U.S. 98
N.
The call was canceled while
Fire/Rescue was en route.
Motor vehicle accident, U.S.
441 N.
There were no hazards found.
Fire/Rescue assisted the medical
crew with patients.
Two vehicle accident, U.S. 441
N.
Oil and radiator coolant were
leaking from one of the vehicles.
Fire/Rescue used floor dry to dike
off drains into Taylor Creek and
clean the oil spill. The crew stood
by for the tow trucks to load the
vehicles and cleared the scene
without incident.
June 2
Flammable gas or liquid con-
dition, S.R. 710 and S.R. 70 E.
A diesel tank was hanging
from the tailgate and fell off the
truck. The tank was leaking and
lost approximately 5-10 gallons of
diesel fuel. The tank was loaded
onto the tow truck.


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Obituary

Hilda Jean Sullivan
Hilda Jean Sullivan, age 66, of
Venus, died Wednesday, June 1,
2005 at Sarasota Memorial Hospi-
tal in Sarasota. She was born Nov.
25, 1938 in Moundsville, W.Va.
Mrs.'Sullivan had been a resident
of Venus for 4.5 years. She
enjoyed reading, puzzles, garden-
ing and was a loving mother and
grandmother.
Survivors include: her son,
Francis E. 'Bo' (Elizebeth) Sulli-
van; daughter, Barbara Cassidy;
four grandchildren, Kevin and
Kyle Cassidy and Charla Williams,
all of Venus; and Heather Miller of
Port St. Lucie; four great-grand-
children; brother, Carl C. (Gail)
Moore, Jr. of Marathon; brother in
law, Julian Lewis and a host of
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be con-
ducted on Saturday, June 4, at 2
p.m. at the Venus United
Methodist Church with Pastor
Patrick Harrington and Pastor
Darryl George, officiating.
Interment will follow in the
Venus United Methodist Church
Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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While we want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves
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To speak out call (863)467-2033, fax (863)763-5901 or e-mail:
okeenews@newszap.com. You can also mail submissions to
Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
Water
I want to let people know not to drink the water in this county
'cause it is terrible. I think it is sad that they raise our water rates
and the water is actually brown that comes out of the faucet. You
can't drink it, and you can't bathe in something that looks that
nasty you might as well dip it out of the canal. They really need
to do something about this.

Catch 22
I would like to know if anyone else has a problem with doc-
tors. They can't seem to help your pain or your problems, but
suggest you go on therapy instead of getting to the root of the
problem. Or, they give you pain medicine and shoot you up, and
then tell you your insurance won't pay for the therapy. So you're
in a Catch 22 because they won't operate and the insurance
won't pay for the therapy.

Social Security
If Bush is really sincere about saving Social Security why does-
n't he start harping at Congress to pass a law making it illegal to
spend excess Social Security funds with the general funds?
Wearing the Colors
I can remember not too many years ago that all the service
organizations were against wearing our colors as clothing. Now
everybody does it. Is everybody succumbing to money?
Alzheimer's
I would like to know why a personal family representative has
to be licensed to take dementia arid Alzheimer's family members
into their homes to take care of them. And how would you go
about getting a license to do this, rather than seeing your father
stuck some place?

Canning lids
This is to the person that wants the canning lids, call (863)
763-0707.
Nothing New
The reason the Ag department is responsible for the toilets is
because they and the farmers have had to put up with so much
stuff over the years that they are use to it."

Radio stations
An interesting article in the Palm Beach Post today states that
hurricane information will be broadcast over WQCS and WOKC,
they neglected to say if those channels were AM or FM or what
the call numbers were. Can you provide that information? (Edi-
tor's Note: Thanks for calling. WQCS can be found at 88.9 on
your FM dial. WOKC is an AM station, and can be found at 1570
on your radio.)



Correction
In a recent letter to the editor by Paul Ritter offrHabitat for
Humanity, a phone number was listed by which Wayne Brown
could be contacted. That phone number was incorrect. The cor-
rect phone number for Mr. Brown is (863) 467-9890.



Community Events

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

Red Cross needs Instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save lives.
You can help the American Red Cross reach people in your com-
munity with lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automat-
ed External Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the
Okeechobee Branch of the American Red Cross at (863) 763-2488
to find out more.





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Letter to the Editor


Rally exceeded
everyone's expectations
The image of locus swarming
the fertile fields of Ethiopia came
to mind as we watched hundreds
of motorcycles swarm the
entrance of the new Okeechobee
Agri-Civic Center from all direc-
tions this past weekend. Okee-
chobee's inaugural Memorial Day
Bike Rally exceeded everyone's
expectations.
Over 3,500 people came over
the three-day event and they
weren't disappointed.
Saturday the festivities started
off with a bang. Shannon
McGough belted out the National
Anthem as giant flags were
draped across the stage. Some of
the veterans had teary eyes, some
saluted and some hung their
heads in-silent prayer.
We talked with numerous
folks and they were amazed at
how well the ceremony and trib-
ute to the men and women who
have served touched their heart.
Walking out of the arena one
could see the hustle and bustle of
60 plus vendors of merchandise
and food peddling there wares.
It was exciting to walk through
the crowd seeing people from all
over the state of Florida and
beyond bartering over items like
leather, sunglasses and jewelry. I
talked with one group of riders
who came from New Jersey for
this event. They said: "We
bypassed Myrtle Beach Bike Rally
this year to come to Florida, and
we are glad we did."
Headed to the display circle,
lines formed as people waited for
their free T-shirt, some signing up
for rides and poker runs, other
took the challenge for Sundays
slow ride contest held by the local
law enforcement community.
Reaching the display circle
was the pinnacle of motorcycle
mania. As far as one could see
there were hundreds of motorcy-
cles line after line, row after
row some three deep encom-
passed the circle. There was every
kind of bike imaginable and their
owners proudly stood by their
gleaming machines, telling war
stories of previous rallies and by-
gone days.
As the day drew near the sweet
sound of loud pipes faded in the
distance. At 8 p.m. the Southern
Rock Allstars took the stage and
cranked up some good old music.
Lyrics from Blackfoot, Molly
Hachet, Lynyrd Skynyrd filled the
night air. The concert ended with
folks standing in line to sign up for
an autographed guitar to be given


away.
All the proceeds went to the
Lighthouse Refuge here in town
for abused women.
Sunday's crowd was even larg-
er, as sign ups for the bike contest
started early. Outrageous paint
and crazy engineered bikes lined
the front of the arena.
Five classes of bikes and five
happy winners walked away with
bragging rights and a trophy in
hand.
Noontime was taken for the
spirit, a church service was held
as the More-2-Life Church praise
band led in worship. Dove and
Roland Morgan spoke from their
past experiences as members of
the infamous "Hell's Angels". Set
free from that life-style they both
minister and publish "Prison Vic-
tory" and "Christian Motor Sport"
magazines nationwide.
The service ended with a sur-
prise wedding from Styles Studios
Marc Sandlin and Tyleia Norman.
Pastor Sam Vuleta married the
couple in true biker style as both
rode off in the sunset on Ameri-
ca's number one bike now
that's style.
After the wedding the crowd
gathered out front to witness the
slow ride contest and the all-
famous biker rally weenie-eating
contest. Both competitions
require great skill and a large dose
of courage. Secretly in the crowd
were editors and writers of "Cross
Roads", "Saddle Time" and other
biker magazines. After checking
out the rally they came and gave
their endorsement with two
thumbs up. All were impressed
with the turnout and how well it
was planned and organized. Their
advice was "get ready for next
year your crowd will double."
Running into the sponsors and
supporters of this year's event all
have said they were already look-
ing forward to next year's rally
and all have pledged continued
support.
I would like to thank everyone
for coming out and enjoying this
year's celebration. Without the
support of many gracious spon-
sors, the 'community, volunteers
and the church this wouldn't have
been successful. People gave of
themselves over and above and
they invested in other people's
lives which made the difference.
I couldn't be more honored
and blessed to serve with them.
For more on next year's rally,
contact me at (863) 634-8980; or,
by e-mail at www.sjvuleta@hot-
mail.com.

SamVuleta


Upcoming Events

Saturday
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee construction volunteers will
meet in the parking lot of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, N.E.
Third Street and N. Parrott Ave., at 7 a.m. Construction 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 Hbuse, 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 or
psychiatric illness. It's an open discussion group.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
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 invita-
tion to anyone eligible for membership in NSDAR to attend, from Octo-
ber 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 Cen-
sus, 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 recovery and
support group meeting for women overcoming chemical 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. Every-
one 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.


Courtesy photo
Looking Back ...
Jim Clark (kneeling) works with an unidentified young-
ster on the proper way to pass the ball with his head at a
summer soccer camp held in Okeechobee in the early
'90s. 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 okeenews@okee-
chobee.com.



Community Events

This is Hurricane Awareness Week
The Okeechobee County Office of Emergency Manage-
ment, Rebuilding Okeechobee After Disaster (R.O.A.D. and
Project Helping Our People In Emergencies (H.O.P.E.) are
jointly sponsoring 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 charita-
ble 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: Pub-
lix 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 pup-
pet show and youth art awards.

Church hosting bluegrass gathering
The Basinger Brethren Church, 16090 N.W. 176th Ave., is
having 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 Fri-
day, June 3, and Saturday, June, 4 from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The sale will be held at the air conditioned Hospice of Okee-
chobee Volunteer House located at the corner of S.E. Fourth
Street and Third Avenue. All proceeds benefit patient care in
Okeechobee.

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
Program 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.

IRCC to hold health fair
Indian River Community College (IRCC) will hold a Health
Fair on Monday, June 6, from 9 a.m. until noon at the Dixon
Hendry Campus, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., in Okeechobee. The
one-day event is open to the public. Students from the associ-
ate degree in nursing program will provide information on
hypertension, stroke, cardiovascular disease, and other health
issues. Displays on smoking, breast cancer and skin cancer will
also be presented. Students will perform free capillary blood
glucose level tests for diabetes. Fasting is recommended prior
to taking this test. Door prizes will also be given. For more
information, contact Gay Divinagracia at 1-866-866-IRCC
(4722), ext. 7568.

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
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 applica-
tions 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 Hos-
pital Auxiliary has many opportunities of service for students
seeking volunteer hours during the summer. Volunteer as little
as four hours a week or as many as 16 hours a week. Morning,
afternoon and evening shifts are available. Contact the lobby
desk at Raulerson Hospital for a volunteer application. The
deadline for submitting an application is June 7.


The Okeechobee News, Saturday, June 4,2005


OPINION








The Okeechobee News, Saturday, June 4, 2005 RELIGION 5


Reflections from the Pulpit


By Pete Gawda

John 3:16
John is my favorite gospel.
Some say it is easier to understand
than the other gospels. Maybe that
is why it's my favorite. Some say
that new Christians should read
John first because it is so easy to
understand. John is known as the
beloved disciple. Therefore, it is no
surprise that one of the themes of
the book is love.
The most familiar verse in the
Bible is found in John and deals
with the theme of love.
"The gospel in miniature," is
how Martin Luther referred to John
3:16.
That verse is the gospel within
the gospel. If the rest of the Bible
were lost, it contains enough infor-
mation for people to find their way
to God.
A young girl's mother read John
3:16 to her. Then the mother asked:
."Isn't that amazing?" The little girl
replied "No" She went on to say
that it would be amazing if it were
anyone else, but added that that's
just like God.
John 3:16 contains the Greatest
Lover "God". God is love. John
tells us in I John 4:8: "He that loveth
not knoweth not God; for God is
love." The very nature and essence
of God is love. Whatever He does is
an activity of His love.
John 3:16 contain the greatest
measure of love "so loved." The
love expressed here is prefect,
unconditional love. The love of God
is beyond our human comprehen-
sion. Romans 5:7-8 tells us that God
loves us anyway in spite our sins..
"If I were our Lord God and
these vile people were as disobedi-
ent as they now be, I would knock
the world in pieces," Martin Luther
said.
John 3:16 contains the greatest
utterance of love "that he gave".
This is love in action. Love is a verb.
Love isn't love until it is given away.
If someone said they loved you and
never did anything for you would
you believe them? Real love will
find a way to express itself. God
found the greatest way to express
His love by giving His Son.
John 3:16 contains the greats
gift of love "the only begotten
Son". God cared enough to give the
best gift. Parents know how pre-
cious an only child is. God had to
turn his back on His only Son, Jesus
when Jesus was on the cross.
Can any of you parents think of
turning your back on your suffering
child when you could do some-
thing about it?
John 3:16 contains the greatest
beneficiary of love "whosoever".
God is not willing that any should
perish. One of the places you can


see this whosoever demonstrated
is in the genology of the first chapter
of Matthew 1. This passage shows
that Jesus was from the line of
Abraham and David as was proph-
esied. It also shows something else.
The biblical world was a man's
world. Few women are mentioned
by name in the Bible. This genealo-
gy contains four women. Of the
men listed there were the patri-
archs, the known and the
unknown, the good and the bad.
This shows us we have a God for all
humanity, for all types of men and
women.
John 3:16 contains the greatest
answer to love -"believes in Him".
Belief in this case is more than intel-
lectual assent. The word means
adherence to, faith in, reliance
upon, trust in a person or object. It
concerns the mind, the heart and
will a total commitment of life in
faith. Faith is an activity of the whole
personality.
John 3:16 contains the greatest
liberation of love -"should not per-
ish" This life is not all there is. If it
were, we would be most unhappy
people.
This verse also contains the
greatest result of love -"have eternal
life." This eternal life is more con-
cerned with quality than quantity.
Just to live on and on especially on
this earth would not be much fun
as age sets in. This eternal life refers
to life in heaven spent with Jesus.
This makes it all worthwhile and
puts it all in perspective.
God progressively revealed
Himself to us through the Bible,
saving the best for last. The Ark of
the Covenant in Old Testament
times represented the presence of
God. God spoke through Old Testa-
ment prophets, giving more and
more detailed predictions of the
Messiah. It was a progressive reve-
lation until He sent His Son accord-
ing to John 3:16. In that verse, God
through Jesus tore in two the cur-
tain separating men from God liter-
ally as was symbolically demon-
strated by the tearing of the curtain
in the temple at Jesus' crucifixion.
God's work throughout history
is confirmed in Jesus.
In the third chapter of John,
Nicodemus comes to Jesus by
night. Nicodemus walks away
without making an open commit-
ment. However, towards the end of
John's gospel, Nicodemus speaks
up boldly up and requests the body
of the crucified Jesus. This act took
courage.
Nicodemus was an important
man and he openly associated him-
self with someone considered by
the authorities of that day to be a
condemned criminal. John 3:16
had made a difference in his life.
Has John 3:16 made a difference in
your life?


Courtesy photo/R. Ann Murphy
Pentecost Sunday
Rev. Dan Smith celebrated Pentecost Sunday in the new
St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church in Buckhead
Ridge. Shown are (left to right) Jamie Clark, Angela
McCall, Altar servers and Rev. Dan Smith.


Community Events

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 web-
site is lakedentoncamp.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
during both the October and February child counts. The scholarship
can be used to attend a private school that accepts the students, or stu-
dents may attend another public school that has a similar program.
There is an application process that can be accessed through the inter-
net at www.fldoe.org. For information, call Cathleen Blair, ESE director,
at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255. The deadline for applications is July 3.
Dates for fall bazaar announced
The annual Fall Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show and Sale sponsored by
Xi Nu Sigma, the Avon Park Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, is scheduled for
Saturday, Oct. 1, at Donaldson Park in Avon Park. Proceeds from this
fundraiser are used throughout the year for community projects. Past
proceeds have been used to purchase canned goods and blankets for
the Sun Room, Avon Park Church Service Center, scholarships and
donations to the juvenile diabetes fund. Vendor applications are now
being accepted. Contact Linda Dalke, 1608 Booth Drive, in Sebring; or,
call Lynn Cloud at (863) 382-4487 or (863) 381-5680.
Headstart now accepting applications
The Economic Opportunities Council Headstart is accepting appli-
cations for the 2005/06 school year.. Children turning 3 on or before
Sept. 1, but not yet eligible for kindergarten, may apply at Northside
Headstart, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave. For appointments, call Sheryl Heater at
(863) 357-8677 or Antonia Nunez at (863) 357-2242. Headstart opens as
early as 7 a.m. Qualifying children may stay as late as 5:30 p.m.


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bedrm/2 bath, 2nd story patio, covered dockage, sea- Creek Isles neighborhood! Two bedroom trailer with
wall, fenced-yard, frame home not a trailer! Good addition on palm-shaded lot with lakeside retainer wall!
location near Buckhead Marina! $150,000. HOT DEAL FOR INVESTORS AT JUST $94,500!







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#88982 FANCY AS IT GETS! With extra-large Florida Contemporary "Park" model totals 2 bdrm/2 bath
Room addition, has 2 bdrms/2 bath total on its.own deed- with addition and carport! Fully furnished, water sof-
ed lot in Ancient Oaks! Big carport, nicely furnished, high- tener, even includes golf cart! Close to community
er quality appliances, water softner doesn't need a thing! heated pool in Ancient Oaks! SURE SELLER AT
YOU WANT BETTER? BETTER LOOK AT $104,0001 $115,000

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#89094 TALK ABOUT A HIGH-TRAFFIC, HIGH- 88989 IS THIS THE "CADILLAC" OF PARK MOD-
VISIBILITY LOCATION! Just a few hundred feet ELS? With add-ons totals 2 bdrms/2 baths plus enclosed
from Okeechobee's main intersection on Hwy. 70! patio, carport! Great get-away from the Coast without
Over 1300 sq. ft., plus paved parking on desirable spending a fortune! Community dock, boatramp & pool!
corner lot! $229,000! BILL STEGKEMPER 763-0170! ON YOUR DEEDED LOT FOR $125,000!







#89120 31-SITE LAKE-ACCESS WATERFRONT
TRAILER PARK! All 26 existing trailers owned by ten- #89044 A "BEST BUY" IN ANCIENT OAKS! Cute,
nants less owner worries! 5 other sites "made" vacant neat & clean 1/1-trailer with pull-out and large patio
by hurricanes could be an advantage! INCLUDES,9 addition! Perfec for weekender or winter get-away!
PLATTED WATERFRONT LOTSI $1,200,000! CALL You get a deed! Enjoy all Ancient Oaks has to offer for
DON! reasonable fee! A DEAL AT $52,000!

#89022: VACANT WATERFRONT LOT! Cleared, nice, seawall @ 96
Linda Road in Buckhead! Asking $140,000.

#89159: VACANT WATERFRONT LOT! Has old hurricane-ravaged
structure must be removed @ 70 Linda Gardens Rd. in BHR! SELLERS'
PAIN YOUR GAIN AT JUST $100,000.

#89228: VACANT WATERFRONT LOT!-iad old trailer it blew away
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this lovely 2500 SF 3Bd/2Ba CBS home RIDOR on Hwy 441 SE. 2/2 SWMH,
with fireplace, family room, on 4.94 Acres. updated, new siding, shed, fenced.
BACK ON MARKET $349,000 #211B GREAT SITE FOR YOUR BUSINESS
Call John. $175,000 #228 Call Lori 634-1457
CAREFREE LIVING ON 4.39 BEAUTIFUL ACRESI Love y CBS 3/2, 1800 SF screen porch, 40x17 pole bam, fabu-
lous swing set, fully stocked pond, circle drive and four board fencing...CHARMING! $449,000. Cal Lord 634-1457.
PRIME COMMERCIAL ACREAGE ON SE Hwy 441 (near Kings Bay). 664 on HWY X 330 deep. Beautiful pond bor-
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WELCOME TO THE RANCHI This Southwest motif make the 3/2 on 16 acres. 1248 SF of living. Enjoy the view and
serenity of wrap around porch. Fenced, pole barn. $449,000. #213 Call Sharon.
THIS IS THE HOME YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR. 3/2, completely remodeled. This 1246 SF home on 10 acres
overlooks pond and pasture. $399,000. #213A. Call Sharon 634-6241.
WATERFRONT INVESTMENT PROPERTY Two 2/2 SWMH's on one lot on canal in BHR. Short ride to lock. Good
Condition. Shed, Alrboat slip, $155,000. #225 Call Lori 634-1457.
BRIGHT AND CHEERY 2/1/1 SWMH. 12x12 workshop, big carport, completely fenced. $95,500. #205/88999 Call
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COTTAGES BY THE LAKE waterfront living, gated community on Rim Canal. 24 charming old Florida/Key West style
cottages with lofts. TLA 1223-1800SF Covered parking, Clubhouse. Preconstruction $193,750-$294,500 until 6/5/05.
#203A call John.
RANCHETTE & HOMES: 20 Acre Oak paradise. 5bd home, 3 mobile homes, 2 barns, lighted arena, bunk house,
bath house, pavilion, arena, equipment shop. Great property fore retreat. Reduced/Motivaledl $749,000. #204 Call
Lori 634-1457.
GREAT SITE for commercial/industrial business. 100X150 lot. 1700 SF CBS structure. $139,900. #204A. Call Bill
643-6797.
BEAUTIFUL ADULT COMMUNITY extremely nice and well kept furnished DWMH in Seminole Cove. $REDUCED.
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ABSOLUTELY EXQUSITEI Gorgeous 3/2 River Oak Acres Home. In-ground pool, 3-bay garage, large enclosed
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TREASURE ISLAND
101-M: Duble ,alerttoni lot n Tre1,ur,
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park model, workshop/garage has mother
in law apartment, in ground screened
pool, boathouse, two boat docks, seawall,


LOTS OF PINES TREASUiRE ISLAND
8015-A: Nice acre east of town, sep- 3003-M: Brand Spanking New!! This
tic, fence, garage, slab. Great location is a new 2Bd/2Ba singlewide
for a mobile home. Being sold "As mobile home on a very nice lot in
Is". Treasure Island.
JUST LISTED! 11+/- acres located in Buckhead Ridge. Several beautiful land is also
available in Viking, Okeechobee Gardens, Basswood, Ft. Drum, Four Seasons and
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J&S ESTATES $155,000 TALL PINES ESTATES $169,900 1999 custom built brick/CBS home on oversized lot
Two bedroom, two bath home located in J&S 2002 DWMH on 2/3 acre (103x295) 3Bd/2Ba, mas- (3.290 acres) in the SW section. Dozens of extras,
Estates. Well with water filter system, has ter bath with dressing area/walk-in closet. Kitchen 10ft. ceilings thru-out, designer kitchen w/island,
indoor/in-ground heated pool (solar 1,000ft. pip- is large for family gatherings. 1728 sq. ft. home custom cabinets w/roll out drawers. Secuded estate
ing) with aux. 175,000BTU heater also. Work-out with wood deck for entertaining and summer setting w/private drive & grandfather oaks.
room. Sprinkler system. (#89068) cook-outs. Clean/well maintained. (#89236) (#88537)


CORNER LOT $85,000 ULKAl-ItIL IIUDGt .9,vY,uuu [0 e-r--U---------- .. ...., -- --
In town, 3 bedrooms, I bath, den, carport on corner Lake access v. atextront apartment building, -seller RIVER RUN RESORT PHASE II $175 000
lot. 2004 kitchen appliances, ceratmic tile in kitchen, lives in efficiency apt. on rear. Rents #1 office to 2003 DWMH 4Bd/2Ba on 2 lots (114x100 total)
outside/inside just painted, 2004 roof over. Great Hospice (900 sq. ft.) w/restroom, wall A/C, carpet. convenient to town. Large family kitchen/dining,
location near all conveniences. Please call to see! Rents #2 office in front to home repair. Call for 4th BD used as den. All BD's have walk-in closets,
(#88533) more information on rental. (#88856) each has ceiling fans. (#88747)
NOTE: These offerings are subject to errors, omissions or withdrawal without notice. Information believed accurate but not guaranteed.


;69119 FIXER UPI'ER IVITH :8912 'I-SITE LA,\E. ,C E S \ IER
FRONTAGE ON PRIVATE 15 ACRE FRONT TRAILER PARK! All 26 existing
LAKE! Always highly desirable Taylor trailers owned by tenants less owner
Creek Isles neighborhood! Two bedroom worries! 5 other sites "made" vacant by
trailer with addition on palm-shaded lot hurricanes could be an advantage!
with lakeside retainer wall! HOT DEAL INCLUDES 9 PLATTED WATERFRONT
FOR INVESTORS AT JUST $94,500! LOTS! $1,200,000! CALL DON!


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* 10 ACRES CLOSE TO TOWN! Lot #7 @ OK ACREs on NE 80th Ave! $220,000!
* 10 ACRES EACH GOOD PAVED ROAD FRONTAGE! Lots #13, #15 & #17 @ OK
ACRES directly on NE 80th Ave. are superb lots going right back on market after con-
tract fell-through! $253,000 EACH!
* #89024-25 LORIDA LOTS! Vacant homes-only side-by-side 80x125' lots located on
paved road at 1841-49 Grey Oak Ln! Approx. 40 minutes NW of Okeechobee! ONLY
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Barbara McClellan. $229,000. (#88807) formal dining and family $160,000. (#88838) pond in the Viking. $180,000. (#88885) two out buildings. Call me to see! $125,000. (#88953) more details. (#89209)


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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
Monday, June 6, and ending on
Friday, July 8. Classes are
determined by the grade in
which the student will be
enrolled in the fall.
Each student will have
three lessons a week for five
weeks. The cost will be $40.
Private lessons are available
during the summer for $90 for
six, one-hour sessions.
For information, contact
Dave Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or
(863) 532-9316.

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
tournament 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.floridaju-
niorgolf.org for information.

Golf tournament
will benefit CIS
Communities In School
(CIS) and the Police Athletic
League (PAL) are hosting their
sixth annual golf. tournament
on Saturday, June 18, at the
Okeechobee Golf & Country
Club.
There will be an 8 a.m.,
shotgun start.
Entry fees are $45 per per-
son, or $180 per team. Spon-
sorships are available. The cost
of a hole sponsorship is $150;


a tee sponsorship is $75; and, a
team sponsorship is $180.
There will also be chicken
and rib barbecue dinners.
Prizes will be given to the
first, ninth and next-to-last
place teams.
All proceeds will help fund
CIS projects: Mentoring Char-
acter Counts and Youth Center.
For information, call CIS at
(863) 462-5327.

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

Youth football
sign ups planned
Sign-ups for the new Pop
Warner football league and
cheerleading program will
take place on June 25, July 2, 9
and 16 at Teen Town from
noon until 4p.m.
Parents must provide
copies of the child's birth cer-
tificate, their, most recent
report card and a current phys-
ical at registration. The cost of
registration will be $75.
For information contact
James Shockley at (863) 634-
3482, Albion Crowell at (863)
697-2576 or Kristen Barker at
(863) 697-6073.

Team Trail
slate announced
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail
has announced its 2005 tour-
nament schedule.
The remaining tournament
dates are June 26, July 10,
Aug.7, Sept. 11 and Oct. 9.
The trail's classic will take
place on Nov. 19 and 20.
The tournaments will all be
held at Okee-Tantie Marina
and Campground. Registra-
tions for the memorial tourney
and the trail can be made at
the Wanta-Linga Motel or at
the dock on the day of the tour-
nament.
For information, contact
Larry Crossman at (863) 763-
1020.

Hours announced
for community pool
The Okeechobee Sports
Complex swimming pool
hours of operation are: May 3 -
June 1, Tuesday Friday from 4
until 7.p.m.; Saturday from 10
a.m. until 5 p.m.; Sunday from
1 until 5 p.m.; June 2 Aug. 7,
Tuesday Saturday from 12:30
until 6:30 p.m., Sunday from 1
until 5 p.m., Tuesday and
Thursday evenings from 7 until
9 p.m. (family night swim);
Aug. 8 Oct. 30: Tuesday
through Friday from 4 until 7
p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.
until 5 p.m., Sunday from 1
until 5 p.m. The pool is not
open during school hours.
When school is in session the
pool is used for physical edu-
cation and other school-relat-
ed activities. For information,
contact the pool office at (863)
467-7667.


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By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Congratulations to the winners
of the first tournament of the new
season for the Okee-Tantie Team
Trail.
Steve Poland and Mark Hoover
brought a 25.81-lb. bag of fish to
the scale to finish in first place.
They also brought an 8.81-lb. lunk-
er to the scale for big fish honors.
Mike Surman and Jack Mar-
shall finished in second place with
22.55 lbs. Earl Ellerbee and Gary
Niemi took third with 21.39 lbs.
Congratulations are also in
order for the winners of the Sec-
ond Annual Russ Bringger Memo-
rial Bass Tourney. Byron Chastain
and Russ Smozanek teamed up to
pull in 23.92 lbs. of bass for first-
place honors.
Second place finishers Mac
Russell and Ronald Rodgers had
22.78 lbs.
Jimmy and Brandon McMillan
took home third place honors.
But, the real winner of this
tournament was the V-Founda-
tion. The tourney brought in over
$11,000 for cancer research prov-
ing once again that the fishing
community is extremely generous


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and civic-minded.
Special congratulations go to
Harvey Ford. He was inducted into
the Treasure Coast Sport Fishing
Hall of Fame for his contributions
to freshwater fishing in Florida.
According to the anglers in
both tournaments the bass were
biting on Gambler 4-inch blue
shadow crawdads, spinnerbaits,
rattling crankbaits and Carolina-
rigged plastic worms.
Some of the tournament-win-
ning fish were caught at Tin
House Cove, while others were
caught at the south end of the
lake.
The Christian Team Trail tour-
nament will take place on Satur-
day at Okee-Tantie Marina. Their
weigh-in is scheduled to begin at 1
p.m.
The two-day
Headturners3.com tourney will
also take place on Saturday and
Sunday at Okee-Tantie Marina.
The anglers in that tournament
will weigh in both days at 3 p.m.
The weather report states that
there will be thunderstorms
throughout the weekend. So, if
you plan to be on the lake or at the
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By John Godfrey
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WASHINGTON Tropicana
Products Inc. will stop claiming
that its "Healthy Heart" orange
juice will reduce the risk of heart
disease and stroke, under a set-
tlement reached with the Feder-
al Trade Commission Thursday.
The FTC had alleged that
Tropicana misled consumers
with claims that drinking two to
three glasses a day of its Healthy
Heart brand orange juice would
produce dramatic effects on
blood pressure, cholesterol and
homocysteine levels.
Under the agreement, Tropi-
cana is prohibited from making
similar health-related claims in
the future unless they can be
substantiated by reliable.scien-
tific evidence, the FTC said.
Greg Shearson, President of


Tropicana Beverages North
America, noted that the settle-
ment "is not an admission that
the law has been violated."
Shearson said Tropicana
intends to continue "promoting
the benefits of Tropicana prod-
ucts as part of a healthy diet."'
The advertisements ran
between 2002 and early 2004,
on television and in publication's
such as Newsweek magazine.
The ads specifically claimed.
that drinking two to three cups
of Tropicana orange juice each
day would: lower systolic blood
pressure by 10 points, raise HDL
cholesterol by 21 percent and
improve the HDL to LDL choles-
terol ratio by 16 percent,
increase blood folate levels by
45 percent and lower blood
homocysteine levels by 11 per-
cent.
The FTC alleged that these


claims were "not substantiated"
and that claims of clinical sup-
port for those claims were
"false."
"Orange juice contains many
nutrients important to a healthy
diet, and advertising can be an
important source of information
about the health benefits of
foods," said Lydia Parnes, direc-
tor of the Bureau of Consumer
Protection.
"But it is essential that such
advertising be truthful. In this
case Tropicana's. claims went
well beyond its scientific sup-
port."
Tropicana's home is Braden-
ton, but it has been a division of
PepsiCo, Inc. since 1998.
Shares of PepsiCo, based in
Purchase, N.Y., inched up 8
cents Thursday to close at
$56.90 on the New York Stock
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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
Ill" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m. Monday
at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednes-
day 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 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.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

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

El Centro de Okeechobee I
locaizado en 726 NE 16th Ave. esta
aceptando aplicacions para ninos
de families migrantes y ninos inca-
pacidados. En nustro program
nostros creemos que los ninos se
benefician en cuando reciven serv-
ices de education, salud y services
socials que nustro program
ofrece. Servimos ninos de 6
semans a 5 anos. Para cualificar la
familiar deve de ver salido del con-
dado <0 estado en los ulitimo 24
mess y trabajado en. agriculture.
Con el ingreso de la familiar de tra-
bajo de agriculture. Animamos
que las families con ninos inca-
pacidados aplican. Para mas infor-
macion por favor de llamar al
(863)467-0702 Y ablar con Sylvia 0
Zila.
Redirection Center
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would like
to teach others? Do you belong to
a civic organization or religious
organization and would like to
spread the word? If you answered
yes to any of these questions,
please contact Tom Jones or Karin
Aldridge at Okeechobee Redirec-
tion Center, (863) 357-5905. We
are looking for volunteers to work
a few hours a month with commit-
ted youth.
Need help paying for quality
child care?
Volunteers sought
for mediation program
If you have time on your hands
and want to work within the court
system try the mediation program.
The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
mediation program is looking for
volunteers that would like to
become a mediator for the courts.
All mediators are court appointed,
trained and certified by the
Supreme Court of Florida. If you
would be interested in volunteer-
ing and want more information on
the program, call Andrea
Bemenderferat (561) 871-5305.
Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items, and is cur-


rently seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools as well as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice at
(863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.
Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County Board
of Realtors is accepting entries for
their monthly property beautifica-
tion awards program. The proper-
ty does not have to be for sale and
is open to residential and commer-
cial property throughout the coun-
ty. For information or to obtain
entry forms, contact Dale Ann.
Watford, secretary of the Board at
(863) 634-73.11 or (863) 763-8222.


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BLACK LAB- female, recent
surgery still has stitches, no
collar, vic of Hwy 441 SE
and 15B. (863)467-0501.
DOG, White & Brown, Male.
Found in SW area. Call to ID.
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GERMAN SHEPHERD-
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Civic Ctr. Family Pet, Please
call if found. REWARD-
(863)634-7290.
Lost: fancy cane, left in cart
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LOST PEACOCKS (3), brown
females, Mosquito Creek
area. (863)467-1558 or
(772)532-9421
Lost: wallet, vic. of Wal-
mart/Dairy Queen, REWARD!
(863)763-6721
PEKINGESE DOG, Female,
White w/maroon & hunter
green collar Lost in vic. of Ea-
gle Bay Drive. (863)697-1390


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, bik/white, blue eyes,
To good home, loves kids,
(863)763-2749/610-9812.,


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June 3rd & 4th, 8am-2pm,
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Ceiling fans, light fixtures and
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to treasure with an ad
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STORAGE SALE
Okeechobee, Sat., 6/4 &
Sun., 6/5, 8am til -2pm,
Awesome Self Storage, Hwy
441 SE, Unit A103, apple's,
furniture, exercise equipment
& misc. 863-634-4224

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


Employment.

Em loyment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230


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A- SEMI DRIVER
CDL CLASS A REQUIRED.
DRIVE LOCAL, HOME
EVERYDAY GOOD PAY
(863)467-1717
DO NOT CALL
AFT. 3:30pm


11 ALL TRADES NEEDED I!
Daily work -Daily pay
Report to Labor Finders 6am
105 SW 3rd Ave.


CARPENTERS
& PAINTERS
Experience a Must
DFWP (863)467-0831

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.
DFWR 401 K,
Paid Holidaysacation.
Wilson's Petroleum
Equipment
(772)468-3689

EXTENSION ASST.
Needed to teach landscaping
in Glades Highlands
& Okeechobee Co.
$9-$12/HR, 40 H/W
Call (863)763-6469
EEO/AA


DOMINO'S PIZZA
OKEECHOBEE
Have you been thinking about becoming an owner of a nation-
al chain restaurant, but didn't know how to go about it? Al-
most all current Domino's Pizza Franchisees started with the
company as Assistant Managers or Drivers, and progressed
to General Managers before becoming owners. For more in-
formation or to arrange an interview, Call 941 -769-1769.
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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.)
SGood Benefits
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street

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


A/C SERVE. TECH/NSTALLER
w/min. 3 yrs exp.
Dependable, clean DL, Good
pay, Company Truck,
Benefits, 401K, DFW
Okeechobee A/C 763-8391


How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell at
in the classified.


Loing forgne Caer. GetOpruiy
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 CNAin 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442


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

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


Needed at the Glades County Health Department
in Moore Haven. Must have valid Florida Driver's
License, reliable transportation; must be willing to
do some home visiting & work in busy clinic.
EEO/AA
Call Alina @ 863-946-0707 x 208
or Patti @ 863-674-4041 x 135
for further details.


EXPERIENCED
TRACTOR OPERATOR
AND
DRIVERS W/CLASS D CDL
Needed to mow on 90HP John
Deere on canals in the Okee-
chobee & Ft. Pierce areas.
Good Pay & Benefits. For
more information Call
Jeremiah Coscia @
863-559-0374
EOE/M/F/V/D


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.


lOkeechobee News

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
SA unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
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familiar with electrical and PVC piping.
Medical, dental, 401K, life insurance
available. EDE; Drug Free Workplace
Call: 772-464-6195 or fax
772-462-0716;
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Be service oriented
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Preferably have previous sales experience
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Have computer skills
The Okeechobee News offers-
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800-736-1379
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HELP WANTED: Local Hwy
Const. Project. Hiring Labor-
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Operators 772-778-7301


Looking for Someone
Exp'd For Concrete
Block & Flatwork.
Must have driver's license.
Annual starting salary: $30K
for qualified applicants.
863-357-0852

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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 411)
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered-125
Insurance 430
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
Graduate
Shoes = $70
Trim = $25


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books S 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 8 Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps. Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies,'
Equipment 665
Pets Supplies.
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
S .wing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television 'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER
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.


COOLER 6x8 walk in cooler
w/floor, good for drinks,
produce or hunters game
$2500 (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
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



COMPAQ- '2000, HP 825
printer, access. $200. Great
Deal! (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,. -c
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)3542863
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
!Busnes
:Oppotunities 0 I5


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


I CUSTOM STEEL
I BUILDINGS I


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

Opportunities Now Open in these Areas:


B~FORT DRUMTB


B^441s NORETTBH'


Order Processing
& Accounts Receivable
Good people skills &
accuracy a must. Quick
Books & Microsoft Office
experience required.
Mon-Fd, 9a-5:30p.
Salary + benefits.
Please fax resume to:
863-357-0006 or email:
pmccreary@ceeco.net
WAREHOUSE HELP
NEEDED
Walpole Feed
& Supply
Benefits avail. Apply at:
2595 NW 8th Street


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


PHLEBOTOMIST-F/T
M-F, 7 am-3:30pm
Excellent Pay, full benefit
package; vacation time,
health, dental, optical and
401K. Fax Resume to
772-335-8983


Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items In
the classifelds.


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

Shop here first!
The classified ads


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
Monday Friday 9am-4pm


OFFICE ASSISTANT
Experience a MUST. Drop off
resume at 105 SW 3rd Ave
LaborFinders

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.


30x40,
move.


STEEL BUILDING- 30'x40'
Heritage Bought it, Now it's
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.



REACH IN COOLER
3 door, good for drinks or
produce $800 (239)657-3316


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 1g. 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 10
Farm Miscellaneous s15
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses .40
Landscaping
Supplies 8345
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 655
Poultry Supplies 860
Seeds Plants
Flowers f.5




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


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


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(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
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.
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-
$1 50. 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 w/all 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"D. $20
(863)467-2112



SEWING MACHINE
Table top, portable
$30 (863)467-5477








14 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, June 4, 2005


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
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
aster when you sell it
in the classified.



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.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!


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
ANC/Heat $850. mo 1st/last
avail 06/06 772-579-7562


HOUSE FOR RENT 2 BR 1 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
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified


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 Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



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






READING A
NEWSPAPER...
makes you a more nformed
and Imtersting peraI. No
wonder nawspape readers
arm maresucmessful


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 302u
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.
AIR BOAT- Aluminum, 15ft,
small block Chevy, good
prop, runs good, trailer.
. $2500 (863)763-4643.
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 HP 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
Find t faster Sell it sooner
in the classified



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

Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks -1020
Construction
Equipment 40)5
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 40',i
Heavy Duty Trucks 40lu
Parts Repairs 40.15
Pickup Trucks 405':
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 406j
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



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/chaiger, $600.
(863)467-1518.


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
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 1/2, 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


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.

TRAILER- Heavy duty, tires in
good condition. Side rail
ramps. $1500.
(772)418-2087


Dodge Caravan, '91, for parts
only, $400 or best offer.
(863)357-3994

DODGE CARAVAN- NC, 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 HANOI 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

MERCURY VILLAGER GS-
Minvan '98, 7 pass. 68K,
A/C, Auto, All Power, Exc
cond. $6300 863-467-0031


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
children ages 12 and under. From these preliminary contests, five
finalists from across the country will compete in the national finals in
August. These five kids will compete for a grand prize of a $10,000
U.S. 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. Sec-


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

Treasure Island church plans VBS
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., invites all chil-
dren kindergarten through sixth grades to join us at vacation Bible
school June 20-24 from 5 until 8:15 p.m. VBS creates a fun and 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, 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 informa-
tion, contact 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 information, 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 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.

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.


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