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Vol. 96 No. 156 Sunday, June 5, 2005 75


Inside
Expand your
horizons at IRCC
If you're between 14 and
18 and interested in having
fun and earning a weekly
paycheck, Indian River Com-
munity College has a sum-
mer program for you. Two
popular six- week camps are
being offered June 22-July 29
from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon-
day-Friday on the Main Cam-
pus of IRCC in Fort Pierce.
Expanding Horizons is
designed for youth ages 14-
16 and provides opportuni-
ties to improve academic
skills and explore careers in
electronics, drafting, health
science, marketing and retail-
ing, and business technology.
Tuition includes transporta-
tion to and from IRCC's
branch campuses in Indian
River, Port St. Lucie, Martin,
and Okeechobee Counties.,
as well as meals and field
trips. Students have the
opportunity to be eligible for
a weekly performance based
paycheck and college schol-
arship opportunities. Meet
new friends and enjoy activi-
ties including swimming,
basketball and a talent con-
test.
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: New plant uses best technology


Staff photos/Pete Gawda
Okeechobee Utility Authority's new eight million surfacewater treatment plant permitted
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Drought Index
Current: 16
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.36 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
12.57feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

Index


Classifieds
Mini Page.
Community
Agriculture
Obituaries
Opinion ..
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Sports ...
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
One of the frequent com-
plaints of Okeechobee Utility
Authority (OUA) customers -
unpleasant odor and taste in the
drinking water caused by algal
blooms on Lake Okeechobee
-should be eliminated now.
Roy Reno, supervisor of
OUA's new $8 million surface
water treatment plant, that has
been online for about a month,
predicted that the ozone treat-
ment process used in the new
plant should eliminate that
complaint.
However, he stated that
since the new plant has been in
operation there have been no
algal blooms to test his predic-
tion.
It is the position of the Flori-
da Department of Environmen-
tal Protection (DEP) that this
unpleasant odor and taste does
not affect the quality of drinking
water.
Mr. Reno further predicted
that the plant's permitted capac-
ity of 5 million gallons of water a
day should meet Okeechobee's
needs for the next 10 years. He


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Roy Reno, supervisor of Okeechobee Utility Authority's
new surfacewater treatment plant, explains the equip-
ment that adds sand and polymer to the water to cause
impurities to settle out.


went on to say that the new
plant should consistently pro-
duce better quality water than
the old plant, and that the best
technology has gone into the
construction and operation of
the new plant.
The capacity of the new sur-


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face water treatment plant,
which treats lake water, is com-
plimented by OUA's groundwa-
ter treatment plant that is served
by four wells and can produce 1
million gallons of water a day.
See Plant Page 2


Resident watched Clewiston grow


As told to MaryAnn Morris
By Frances Nail


I was born in Nashville,
..... .12-14 Tenn. in June, 1913. We moved
......... 11 to Chicago for six years, then to
Events .... 4 Jacksonville and then to Orlan-
Event ... .4 do, but when I was 16 years old,
.......... 9 my father moved us here to
. . . .3 Clewiston. Oh, I cried! I thought
S4 my father had done the worst
.. 4 thing in the world to us. There
S4 was nothing! Not even a road!
. .. 6 Now I wouldn't live anywhere
. .........2 else.
Clewiston is, I think, a very
:r information about unique small town, in that
act the newspaper. many of the people who settled
and formed the town were
I zapcom important people in other areas.
l One gentleman was on the
shln.infn Board of Directors of General
Motors.
Is & information My father had the Western
Union office in town. Your com-
lll |munications then were either
letters or telegrams. Everybody
would gather outside there at
S0 2 5 2 the Western Union office and


Recollections
A series about Florida's
pioneers and history



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talk.
I'm a cat lover. We had a
Siamese cat here in 1936. Peo-
ple heard about it and no one
had ever seen one. Someone
came to see "the twins" one
time, not realizing that we
weren't talking about Siamese
twins.
Dr. Wells was the first real vet
in town. He had been vet for
one of the silent movie stars (it
might have been Norma Tal-
madge) when she wintered in
Florida. She had a female
Siamese cat who became preg-
nant, but when the kittens were


born, one wasn't pure Siamese.
She didn't want that one, so Dr.
Wells asked us if we wanted it.
My mother was a great cat lover
and had a Persian cat named
Sweetheart at that time, so she
took the kitten and named him
"Doc" after Doctor Wells. But
Doctor Wells never really liked
that cat. He said that Doc always
looked at him as if he (Doc the
cat) knew more than he (Doc
the vet) did!
Those were the days of the
Big Band Era. Everyone, young
and old alike, listened to the
same music. There wasn't the
difference there is now. When I
say old, I mean the young mar-
ried people. They were old to
us. Every other week a band
would come to town. to the old
Clewiston Inn and the Inn
would have a dance. In the
weeks the band didn't come to
Clewiston Inn, we went to Belle
Glade to dance. Two men got

See Clewiston Page 2


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Courtesy photo/Florida Archives
This photo from the 1920s shows Louise Groody with B.G.
Dahlberg.
Ms. Groody was the star of "No, No, Nannette." Mr. Dahlberg
was the president of Celotex Company and was showing Ms.
Groody plans for the Celotex bungalow.


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News Briefs Woman facing forgery charges I -.


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.


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


A local woman was arrested
after she reportedly took busi-
ness checks from her place of
employment and then forged the
owner's signature.
Arrested on May 24 was Deb-
orah Ezinski, 50, of N.W. Sixth St.
She was charged with 44 counts


Plant

Continued From Page 1
The new plant is permitted to
produce 5 million gallons of
water a day. The old plant, which
dates back to the 1920s, was origi-
nally designed to produce 1.8 mil-
lion gallons a day. Through
upgrades, the old plant was able
to produce a maximum of 2 mil-
lion gallons a day of quality water.
"This is a much better
process," said Kevin Rogers, lead
plant operator.
While the old plant produced
1,500 gallons per minute, the new
plant produces 3,500 gallons per
minute with no problem.
Mr. Reno said it took four
hours for water to go through the
old plant. But, it takes less then 20
minutes for water to go through
the treatment process at the new
plant. Therefore, the new plant
produces more water in a lot less
time.
Mr. Reno said he did not want
to speculate on the effects of a
storm on the new plant.


of forgery, 44 counts of uttering a
forged instrument and 47 counts
of fraudulent use of a credit card.
Her bond was set at $25,000.
She bonded out of the Okee-
chobee County Jail on May 26.
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office Corporal M.D. Faulkner


The storm surge from last
year's hurricanes plugged OUA's
water intake system on the lake
with mud, which clogged up the
filers at the old treatment plant.
Mr. Reno said that OUA is cur-
rently seeking funds for a bank fil-
tration system that would elimi-
nate this problem. With bank
filtration, pipes are laid under the
lake floor. Water filters through
the sand covering the pipes and
into holes in the pipes. However,
such a system is costly to install.
To begin the purification
process, raw lake water is
pumped through a large rotating
drum of screen material. This
removes larger objects such as
grass, twigs and minnows. Sand
and polymer are then added to
the water. The polymer causes
the sediments in the water to
cling to the sand, which rapidly
settles out to the bottom and is fil-
tered out of the water.
The resulting sludge is slung
off the sand, pumped into a hold-
ing tank and them to an onsite
plant where it is processed into
dry cakes suitable for land appli-
cation. Most of the 5 to 7 pounds


said some of the forgeries were
committed by using a rubber sig-
nature stamp that the victim
used for various business trans-
actions.
Ezinski allegedly took the
rubber stamp from the victim's
vehicle.


of sand used per million gallons is
recycled back into the process.
The next step in the purifica-
tion process is the addition of
ozone.
The ozone is manufactured in
a building adjacent to the plant by
electrifying liquid oxygen. Ozone
disinfects and kills the taste and
odor. Mr. Reno said it is one of the
strongest disinfectants known.
Then the water is pumped into
five, 1-million-gallon settling tanks
That are covered by screens to
keep out bugs. As the water
leaves these tanks, it is filtered
through a foot of sand and 2 feet
of granulated charcoal.
Before being pumped into a
storage tank and out into the dis-
tribution system, chlorine is
added to the water.
About 10 percent of the back-
wash water used to wash the fil-
ters is recycled through the purifi-
cation system.
The plant has two separate
clarification units that can operate
independently of each other. Each
unit is permitted at 2.5 million gal-
lons a day. While one is in use, the
other can be serviced.


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.


This photo of the Clewiston

Clewiston


Continued From Page 1
into a fight one night. A fight usu-
ally ended the dance for that
night.
One night two of the band
members who were staying at the
Inn got in a fight in their room.
Two of them were sharing a
room. One punched the other
one so hard it knocked him right
through the wall onto Mr. Plun-
kett's desk where he was sitting in
the next room in the room next
door! Mr. Plunkett was an
employee for the sugar company
who lived at the Inn, as did many
of the young people. Rentals were
scarce then, as they are now!
I remember one night that I
was sitting with my husband in
the lounge of the old Clewiston
Inn, the one that burned down.
All of a sudden, a live raccoon
came bounding across the room.
People screamed and climbed up
on the chair seats and tables! Dr.
Shoop was there that night with a
member of the Board of General
Motors. What a scene! As it
turned out, two of the hotel
guests had been out hunting and
thought it would be a good joke
to let the raccoon go in the lounge
that night!
The old Clewiston Inn burned
down in 1937. You see, they didn't
plant sugar cane for the sugar at
first, but from the Celotex they
could make from the canes and


Courtesy photo/Florida Archives
school was taken in the 1940s.


use to make building materials.
But, Celotex burned very easily,
and the Inn was build with Celo-
tex.
There's a mural in the cocktail
lounge of the new Inn painted by
J. Clinton Shepherd in the 1940s.
The mural covers all four walls of
the lounge. There is a raccoon
shown in the mural. When his
daughter had her 50th wedding
anniversary, she came out here to
celebrate at the Inn.
The original school building
was built from red brick and it's
still standing after all the hurri-
canes. One of the first houses is
still standing, too. It stands at the
end of Royal Palm Avenue and it
was built in 1928 by Clewiston's
first mayor, F. Dean Duff, who was
mayor for 10 years. Dean Duff
Avenue was named after him.
The original office of the sugar
company was so friendly to every-
one here in town. They did so
much for this town. Anything they
could help with, they did. We had
an 18-hole golf course, a good
library, swimming pools and an
auditorium. It's named John Boy
Auditorium for Mr. John Boy who
was a president of U.S. Sugar.
Clewiston wouldn't be as nice as
it is if they hadn't been so nice to
Clewiston.
I've lived this long and seen so
many changes that I've come to
realize all the different things I'm
familiar with now. I'm so lucky.
My life has been so interesting.


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Step ahead and expand your horizons at IRCC


If you're between 14 and 18
and interested in having fun and
earning a weekly paycheck, Indi-
an River Community College has
a summer program for you. Two
popular six- week camps are
being offered June 22-July 29
from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-
Friday on the Main Campus of
IRCC in Fort Pierce.
Expanding Horizons is
designed for youth ages 14-16 and
provides opportunities to improve
academic skills and explore
careers in electronics, drafting,
health science, marketing and
retailing, and business technolo-
gy. Tuition includes transportation
to and from IRCC's branch cam-
puses in Indian River, Port St.
Lucie, Martin, and Okeechobee
Counties., as well as meals and
field trips. Students have the
opportunity to be eligible for a
weekly performance based pay-
check and college scholarship
opportunities. Meet new friends
and enjoy activities including
swimming, basketball and a tal-
ent contest.
If you're between 16 and 18
with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, Step
Ahead to Success will provide a
head start on college. Complete
10 college credits in this six-week


program and experience business
internships at IRCC, as well as
field trips, work experience and
be eligible for weekly perform-
ance based paychecks and col-
lege scholarship opportunities.
The Step Ahead to Success
Leadership Institute will cover
courses in computers, communi-
cations, workplace relations,
management, business technolo-
gy and study skills.
Tuition includes transportation
to and from IRCC's branch cam-
puses in Indian River, Port St.
Luce, Martin, and Okeechobee
Counties., as well as meals and
field trips.
The deadline to register for
both Expanding Horizons and
Step Ahead to Success is June 13.
Applications are available by call-
ing 1-866-866-IRCC or visit
ircc.edu and click on summer
camps. Tuition for Expanding
Horizons (ages 14-16) is $583.
Price includes all camp costs and
Step Ahead to Success (ages 16-
18) is $689. price includes all
camps costs.
Recreational camps
available for youth
For a full listing of Summer


Camps at IRCC, visit the web at
ircc.edu and click on Summer
Camps. A few spots are still open
in arts camps including Band
Camp, Fine Arts Camp and
Choral Camp offered on the
Main Campus for youth begin-
ning in June. For more informa-
tion on arts camps call Becky
Staley, IRCC Production Manager
at 462-7695.
Recreational camps including
swimming, basketball, volleyball
and aqua sports for youth are
also being held beginning in
June.
June offerings
For adults
Prep for Fall with summer fast
track courses starting today
through June 30 in English Com-
position, American Government,
Psychology, Sociology.
Adult High School Summer
School is being offered in stan-
dard high school subjects includ-
ing math, English, science and
social studies. These are self-
paced so students may enroll at
any time and earn credits when
courses are completed. For the
nearest location, call toll-free 1-


Courtesy photo/New Endeavor
Staff luncheon
New Endeavor High School office staff provided a
teacher and staff luncheon in May for Teacher Apprecia-
tion Week. Some of those participating are: Harry Hor-
rick, Sue Horrick, Judy Jones, April Moegenburg, Moni-
ka Batton, and Danny Mullins.


866-866-IRCC.


Workshops
will be offered
IRCC's Business & Profes-
sional Development Center's
June offerings include How to
Search, Surf and Send, a 2:30-
4:30 p.m. workshop on June 14,
a one-day Stress Management
Seminar on June 15 and a hot
topic, How to Sell on E-Bay
evenings on June 28 and 30.
Affordable and abbreviated,
early registration is suggested for
these seminars. One credit
online classes are available in
Word, Excel, Access, and Power-
Point. Begin anytime and finish
by Aug. 10 working at your own
pace with online mentoring. All
BPDC classes listed are being
held on the Main Campus in Fort
Pierce.
For more information on col-
lege offerings, university transfer
programs, career advancement,
personal enrichment, scholar-
ships or financial aid, phone the
Information Call Center at
(866)866-4722 or visit the web at
ircc.


Courtesy photo/New Endeavor


Happy Birthday
New Endeavor High School (NEHS) celebrated Harry Hor-
rick's 73rd birthday with a cake and goodies from the staff.
Harry has been the receptionist at NEHS for two years.
Harry officially retired at the end of the school year.


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Overall first place winner at the South Elementary School
Science Fair, Allison Chandler with her project "How
Many Cells Do You Swallow?" Allison won a $25 gift card
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Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
Kindergarten Graduation
I am calling about the kindergarten graduation. I don't think it
is fair that Central and Everglades has a graduation and all the
other kids do not. That is what the kids look forward to. Why can't
the other schools like North have graduation too? (Editor's Note:
-Thanks for calling. We contacted the school district office and
were told kindergarten graduation is a decision made by the
school's principal, based on input from the faculty and school
advisory council.)

OHS Graduation
I was wondering, why wasn't the Agri-Civic Center used for
graduation? (Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. From what we
were told, the graduating seniors at Okeechobee High School
voted against using that facility.)

Storing Water
If I stock up on water for hurricane purposes will it stay good
for a couple of months, like three months at a time? Is there some-
thing special I should do to it? And should it be stored in metal,
plastic or glass? (Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. We contacted
the Okeechobee County Health Department and were told that
plastic or glass containers are best for storing water over a pro-
longed period of time. Before storing the water, treat it as if you
were under a boil water notice. In other words, either put eight
to 10 drops of household bleach in the water or else bring it to a
rolling boil. Then, cap the container tightly.)

Billboard Signs
I would like somebody in the Okeechobee News to tell us why
people on U.S. 441 will not remove their very large wrecked
signs? They have been there since the hurricane and nothing has
been done to them. Isn't it about time something was done? (Edi-
tor's Note: Thanks for calling. We spoke with the county's code
enforcement office, as well as the planning and zoning depart-
ment about your concern. We were told that several of the bill-
boards destroyed by last year's hurricanes will not be allowed to
be replaced. In short, billboards must meet both current and
future land use regulations. The signs that can't be replaced do
not meet those criteria. We were told the regulations have been
changed since the billboards were first installed, and were
allowed to stay in place since they were already there. We were
also told that violation notices have been issued by county code
enforcement officers, and they have been in touch with the prop-
erty owners who then must contact the company that owns the
billboard about getting the sign removed. The billboard compa-
ny may either lease a portion of land on which they can place
their billboard, or they can purchase the property.)



Community Events

Frank Attkisson to speak at dinner
The Republican Party of Okeechobee wilfbe 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 Representa-
tive 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.
Second St., will hold vacation Bible school June 13-17 from 5
until 8:10 p.m. daily. The theme this year is the Circle G Ranch:
Ask, Seek, Knock. Each 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.




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Looking Back ...
The Okeechobee County Historical Society was formed in 1974. The association displays photos, newspapers and arti-
facts concerning Okeechobee County. This photo that appeared in the 1993 book entitled "Strolling Down Country
Roads" by Twila Valentine and Betty Chandler Williamson show the three presidents since its formation. Those presidents
are: (left to right) Betty Chandler Williamson, third president; Annie Raulerson, first president; and Henry Kelly, second
president. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by the Okee-
chobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you wait. Or, you can e-mail the photo and informa-
tion about the photo to okeenews@okeechobee.com.


Upcoming Events

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

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

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third
St., at 8 p.m.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary 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 Gather-
ing, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., for a weekly 12-step recovery and support
group meeting for women overcoming chemical dependency. For infor-
mation, 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. Regis-
tration is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for infor-
mation. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's Out-
reach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700
S. Parrott Ave., at noon. All Rotarians and the public are invited. For infor-
mation, 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 fel-
lowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member
is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone
is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is located next
to the driver's license office at 1857 U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-help group
that offers support and education for people who have been diagnosed
with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder
or dual diagnosis.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-1191.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-Mart
parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car you
may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while you lis-
ten to the great oldies music.
The American Cancer Society meets at 7 p.m. at the Raulerson Hospi-
tal, 1796 U.S. 441 N., in the north dining room. The meetings are spon-
sored by the American Cancer Society and are facilitated by their medical
advisor Dr. Heller. For information, call 1-800-224-6844.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Randy
or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.

Thursday
Diabetes Support Group meets at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria at Raulerson
Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N. For information, contact Wanda Hass at (863)
824-2780.
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society.Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith
at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Inter-
national Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located at 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.20 plus tip for
lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For information, call
Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams meet
on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thursdays. Call
Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the next camping
site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are
welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for
information.


Community Events

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.


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.


Swimming lessons are offered
Registration for swimming lessons will be held June 7-10
from 8 am. 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.


Coalition Advisory Council meeting slated
The Okeechobee Advisory Council of the Early Learning
Coalition will meet at noon on Friday, June 10, in the confer-
ence room of the Okeechobee County Health Department,
1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call (863) 462-5792.





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Community Events

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 exciting
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 Without Losing
Yours. For information call (863) 763-0550.

Oakview hosting Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W.32nd St., will host a vacation
Bible school June 20-24, from 6 until 9 p.m. The school will be titled
"Ramblin' Road Trip" a trip across America to learn how to make
right choices. It will be for ages 3 through adult. Registration kick-off
will be Saturday, June 18, from 9 until 11:30 a.m. and will include
games, crafts, food, fun and fellowship. For information, call the
church at (863) 763-1699.

Early Learning Coalition to meet
The monthly business meeting of the Early Learning Coalition of
Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will be held on
Wednesday June 22, at 1 p.m. in the conference room of the Ft. Pierce.
One Stop. An executive committee meeting will immediately follow.
The One Stop is located just east of IRCC. For information, call (863)
462-5792.

Martha's House plans training session
Martha's House will offer eight hours of training on June 22, in the
South Florida Water Management Auditorium, located in the Bank of
America building, 205 North Parrott Ave., from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The
cost for the training is $10. Certificates will be given. For information,
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 Restau-
rant. 301 W. South Park St. Major agenda items include voting on chari-
table 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 Discussioh Group will
continue to meet at 7 p.m. in the Okeechobee Library meeting room.
Everyone who lives to read and discuss books is invited to attend. The
group's next meeting will be Thursday, June 23, to discuss "Before
Women Had Wings" Connie Fowler. If you have questions or would
like more information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

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

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

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

Application available for ESE scholarships
Th.e 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 Okee-
chobee during both the October and February child counts. The schol-
arship can be used to attend a private school that accepts the students,
or students may attend another public school that has a similar pro-
gram. There is an application process that can be accessed through
the internet at www.fldoe.org. For information, call Cathleen Blair, ESE
director, at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255. The deadline for applications is
July 3.

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

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 equipment you may
need. For information during working hours call (863) 763-6510. Dur-
ing hours the center is closed call (863) 467-5261, or (863) 357-7711.

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

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 community with
lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated External Defib-
rillation, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the Okeechobee Branch of
the American Red Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.

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 Freedom Iraqi.
The church will be sending care packages to 20 servicemen in the
Army stationed in Iraq. These soldiers serving our country 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 County Board
of County Commissioners to be a part of the council. Governor Jeb
Bush makes the final appointments with terms of two or four years.
The council meets monthly to discuss programs and needs of the chil-
dren 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 programs' services that they provide to our
children. Those interested in completing an application should contact
Cathleen Blair, executive director at (863) 462-4000, ext. 255

Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of their
Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group of trained
volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure fires,
floods, etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to help
local citizens in a time of disaster, please contact Andy or Candace at
the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling (863) 763-
2488.

Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott Ave.,
is open again. It is located in the back parking lot of the church. The
temporary gray box is stocked and ready for anyone who needs food.
All you need is an I.D. The hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon.

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two
to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also look-
ing for a volunteer to become the director and a board member of The
Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with the pub-
lic and should be able to seek support from city and county officials,
business executives and other organizations. Work days and hours are
flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.

Back to School supply drive starts
The Shared Services Network's Community Collaborative Council
is sponsoring its annual Back to School supply drive for Okeechobee's
children in foster care.
These supplies will be given to the children in Okeechobee during
their annual foster care picnic just before school starts. The children
are in need of: pencils, pens, markers, colored pencils, crayons, high-
lighters, notebook paper, construction paper, folders, binders, pencil
boxes, lunch boxes, backpacks, glue, scissors, rulers, erasers, index
cards and calculators. For information on becoming a foster parent,
call the Hibiscus Foster Parent Training Program at (800) 403-9311.
Supplies may be taken to the Community Collaborative Council meet-
ings during April, May and July. The meetings will be held in room 303
of the Okeechobee County School Board Office, 700 S.W. Second Ave.
For information on the school supply drive or the council's meetings,
call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.

Chamber sponsoring concerts
Brenda O'Connor, executive director of the Okeechobee Chamber
of Commerce, has announced that the Chamber, in conjunction with
Morgan Renee Entertainment, are finalizing plans for a concert series.


Information on the bands and artists will be announced at a later date.
To volunteer your help at any of these events, call the Chamber of
Commerce at (863) 763-6464.

New historical mugs on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society has a new shipment of histori-
cal Okeechobee County Courthouse mugs for $6 each. Cups with a
picture of the old Okeechobee High School and a small booklet enti-
tled "Pictorial History of Okeechobee" are also available at the Cham-
ber of Commerce.

Summer Play Camp schedule announced
Sign-ups for Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation's 2005 Sum-
mer Play Camp began Monday, May 2, at Teen Town Center, 309 N.W.
Second St. Enrollment is limited and slots are filled on a first-come,
first-served basis. Campers must be between 6 and 12 years of age.
Play camps will operate Monday through Friday, June 13 through July
29 (except July 4), from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at three locations:
Douglas Brown Community Center, Okeechobee Civic Center and
Teen Town Center. The regular camp fee is $50 per week, per partici-
pant plus fees for field trips and special activities. Special rates have
been set at $25 per week for a child on the reduced school lunch pro-
gram, and $10 per week for a child on the free school lunch program
within the Okeechobee County School system for the 2004/2005
school year. A letter of participation from Okeechobee County School
Food Service must be presented at the time of registration in order to
qualify for these special rates. Extended hours of 7:30 until 8:30 a.m.
and 4:30 until 5:30 p.m. will be available at both the Okeechobee Civic
Center and Teen Town Center for an additional fee of $10 per week,
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By Chuck Woods
GAINESVILLE Florida's
population boom now includes
some 500,000 wild hogs
whose piggish habits are
causing problems for farmers,
residents and health officials as
well as native flora and fauna.
"Nothing personal, but the
only state with more wild hogs
than Florida is Texas," said Bill
Giuliano, an assistant professor
of wildlife ecology at the Univer-
sity of Florida's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences. Wild
or feral hogs can now be found
in every Florida county and in at
least 35 states including 1 to 2
million hogs in the Southeast.
Nationwide, their population
totals about 3 million.
"Because they are prolific
breeders, there is no way to
completely eradicate them,"
Giuliano said. "Even with inten-
sive hunting pressure, you're not
going to get rid of them."
He said the problem can be
traced to 1539 when Hernando
DeSoto brought hogs into south-
west Florida, and some of them
found freedom in the New
World. Nearly 500 years later,
there are some 3 million descen-
dants of these "pioneer pigs"
across the nation.
In Florida, some of the high-
est densities of feral hogs can be
found north and west of Lake
Okeechobee where large forest-


FORT PIERCE Sandra Wil-
son, an associate professor of
environmental horticulture at
the University of Florida's Indian
River Research and Education
Center in Fort Pierce, will receive
the Teacher Fellow Award from
North American Colleges and
Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA)
during the organization's annual
meeting in Wooster, Ohio, June
17.
Brian Scully, director of the
Fort Pierce center, said Wilson
was nominated for the award
because of her outstanding
research and education pro-
grams, including excellent stu-
dent evaluations of her teaching
program in environmental horti-
culture.
"Sandra Wilson is an asset to
the research and education pro-
gram at the center and UF's Col-
lege of Agricultural and Life Sci-
ences," Scully said. "She
deserves to be honored for her
work with students, faculty and
staff."
Wilson, who teaches five
courses in- environmental horti-
culture and has authored more
than 70 articles for scientific and
trade journals, has attracted
nearly $900,000 in teaching and
research grants. One grant was
used to develop a virtual green-
house that includes interactive
multimedia modules for educa-
tion.
Students in her course on
Florida native landscaping help
create and maintain a botanical
garden at the Fort Pierce center,
which is part of UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences.
The garden serves as an outdoor
laboratory where students learn
to identify and care for 250 plant
species.
P.J. van Blokland, a professor
of food and resource economics
who oversees teaching pro-
grams at the center, said Wilson
cares about her students and will
do everything possible to help
them realize their potential. He
said letters from former students
point to Wilson's strong com-
mitment to teaching.
Terril Nell, chairman of the
UF/IFAS environmental horticul-
ture department, said the award
highlights Wilson's achieve-
ments and demonstrates the


Courtesy photo/UF/IFAS
Feral hogs resemble domestic hogs, but are usually leaner with
different behaviors to survive in the wild, according to
researchers with the University of Florida's Institute of Food
and Agricultural Sciences. Wild hogs have an excellent sense
of smell and good hearing, but relatively poor vision. They use
variety of vocalizations, including an alarm grunt given to sense
an intruder that causes a flight response by the rest of the herd.


ed tracts, dense vegetation,
abundant water and limited
public access provide an ideal
environment for the pigs. Hog
numbers tend to be lower in
areas with intensive agriculture
or urban development.
"Although they are a popular
target for hunters, wild hogs are
coming into conflict with people
and wildlife," Giuliano said.
"Farmers are not happy when
feral hogs root up their fields,


and health officials say the ani-
mals carry diseases that could
affect wildlife, livestock and
people."
Giuliano, who conducts
research on the animals with
George Tanner, a professor in
the UP wildlife ecology and con-
servation department, said hogs
can also host many diseases and
parasites, including hog cholera,
psuedorabies, brucellosis,
tuberculosis, salmonellosis,


overall excellence of the depart-
ment's statewide teaching and
research programs.
Wilson, who joined the
UF/IFAS faculty in 1999, has a
doctoral degree in plant physiol-
ogy from Clemson University.
She also completed post-doctor-
al programs at Clemson and
Chiba University in Japan. Her
bachelor's and master's degrees
in animal and plant science are
from the University of Delaware.


anthrax, ticks, fleas, lice and var-
ious flukes and worms.
"Wild hogs, which usually
weigh 100 to 200 pounds, are
dangerous," Giuliano said.
"Although they prefer to run and
escape danger, they can be
aggressive when they're injured
or cornered. They can move
with great speed and can cause
serious injury with their tusks."
Acorns are their favorite
food, but they will eat almost
anything, including dead ani-
mals, and it seems like they're
always looking for opportuni-
ties, he said. When natural
foods are scarce or inaccessible,
hogs will forage on almost any
agricultural crop and livestock
feed. They will also feed on tree
seeds and seedlings, causing
significant damage in forests,
groves and plantations. In Flori-
da and the Southeast, this may
be a problem in regenerating
long-leaf pine forests.
In addition to the effects of
consuming, knocking down and
trampling large amounts of
native vegetation and crops, the
rooting behavior of wild hogs
causes significant damage, Giu-
liano said. Rooting digging for
foods below the surface of the
ground destabilizes the soil
surface, uprooting or weaken-
ing native vegetation, damaging
lawns and causing erosion.
Their wallowing behavior


Okeechobee Livestock Report

May 31,2005


Cows
Breaking
Cutter
Canner

Bulls
1000-1500
1500-2000

Calves
Cows
Strs
Hfrs
Bulls
Yrlngs
Mix
Total


$59.00
$54.00
$45.00


$53.50
$60.00
$50.50


$67.00 $69.50
$68.50 $71.00


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275
18
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75
45
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150-200 220-240 205-225
200-250 190-225 180-200
250-300 180-210 137-175
300-350 150-165 130-150
350-400 137-153 122-134
400-450 128-140 115-123
450-500 118-135 109-115
550-600 110-121
600-650 108-118
Med #2 Steers Hfrs
150-200 185-215 120-190
200-250 165-205 120-175
250-300 150-180 130-165
300-350 120-130 123-140
350-400 115-137 115-129
400-450 110-127 105-114
Small #1
150-200 X X
250-300 X X
300-350 X X
Prices continue to hold. Cows and bulls, were a little lower, $2 to $3. Calves
were steady. Bad weather held off some cattle so next week should be bigger
than normal, if it doesn't get too.wet! Top calf was sold by Alan Lewis of Okee-
chobee with a high price of $2.50. Top cow was sold by Tommy Woodward of
Palmdale, with a high price of $63.50. We are closed July 4 and 5, but open
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destroys small ponds and
stream banks, which may affect
water quality. They also prey
upon ground-nesting wildlife,
including sea turtles.
"Wild hogs compete for food
with other game animals such
as deer, turkeys and squirrels,
and they may consume the nests
and young of many reptiles,
ground-nesting birds and mam-
mals," he said. "With their fine
sense of smell, wild hogs can
find and consume young
domestic livestock, including
poultry, lambs and goats. Mil-
lions of dollars are spent each
year to prevent damage from
hogs."
Tanner said it may be possi-
ble to limit further population
expansion by hunting, various
trapping methods and exclu-
sion.
"Hunting is an important
control method for wild hogs


because it provides recreational
opportunities," he said. "Baited
hog traps may be more success-
ful than hunting, especially
when the animals are nocturnal-
ly active. The traps should be
strong enough to contain large
hogs and have tall walls or a
wire roof to prevent them from
escaping. And remember that
hogs are powerful animals that
are easily excited when
trapped."

Fencing is an effective but
expensive control option for a
small area such as a garden, but
hogs are intelligent and
resourceful animals that often
find ways through many types of
fences, Tanner said. Chain link
fences buried at least 12 inches
under the ground with heavy
supports and posts, and various
types of mesh or multi-stranded
electric fence provide the best
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Public recycling
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County Vehicle Maintenance
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board, glass jars and bottles and
plastics #1 through #7 are
accepted at the public facilities.
Items not accepted include: plas-
tic shopping bags; commercial
business items; tires; appliances;
electronic devices; yard trash;
household trash; oil, gas, paint or
household hazardous waste; and,
batteries. For more information:
contact Russell Rowland, county
solid waste manager, at (863)
763-1811; or, Waste Management
of Okeechobee at (863) 357-0111,
or (863) 763-4818.


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


Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volun-
teers to serve as advocates for res-
idents of nursing homes and
assisted living facilities. Volun-
teers are specially trained and cer-
tified to investigate and resolve
resident complaints and to carry
out inspections of facilities.
Licensed social workers, pharma-
cists, elder law attorneys, physi-
cians, nurses and others with a
sincere interest in the elderly are
urged to apply. Call Linda Slattery
at (772) 595-1385.


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


Birth control for
animals is offered
Martin County A.B.C. Program
is available for Okeechobee resi-
dents. The rates to spay/neuter


cats and dogs are: female cat -
$15; male cat $10; female dog -
$25; and male dog $25. Applica-
tions may be picked up at the Pen-
nySaver, St. Vincent's, Salvation
Army or Animal Control. For infor-
mation, call (772) 283-4137 or
(772) 336-0339.


Vaccine for
rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okee-
chobee County Ordinance Sec.
10-111, Vaccination against rabies
required and Okeechobee City
Ordinance 4-26, vaccinations. All
dogs, cats and ferrets 4 months
and older must be vaccinated
once a year by a licensed veteri-
narian against rabies with a Unit-
ed States Government approved
vaccine. Animal licenses are pur-
chased at the Animal Control
facility with proof of current
rabies vaccination. For informa-
tion, call Animal Control at (863)
357-3225.


Volunteers needed
at the art center
Volunteers are needed to vol-
unteer time at Raulerson Art and
Cultural Center, Inc., to help with
ceramics, for days or evenings.
Raulerson Art and Cultural Center
is a non-profit organization and
proceeds will go towards local art
scholarships. For information, call
Kelly Raulerson at (863) 357-
1199.


Ad Litem program
needs volunteers
This year, hundreds of kids on
the Treasure Coast will be
abused, neglected or abandoned.
If you have as little as two hours
per week, then you can help.
Guardian Ad Litem volunteers are
needed to speak up for these chil-
dren. Training for new volunteers
will be held in your area soon.
Volunteers are needed in St.
Lucie, Indian River, Martin and
Okeechobee counties. Call the
Guardian Ad Litem program at
(772) 785-5804, for information
and an application. Just two
hours ci ,our nrne each weekwill
make a difference in the lives of
these children.


Foster parents
desperately needed
Okeechobee is in desperate
need of people willing to provide
foster children a normal family
life with nutritious meals, good
daily care and a stimulating envi-
ronment. Foster parents may be
married, divorced or single. Their
most important characteristic is
that they are caring individuals
who understand the problems
and needs of foster children.
Please contact Karissa Richards at
1- (800) 403-9311.


At the Movies


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, June 3,
through Thursday, June 9, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Star Wars Episode
III" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at
7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:30,7 and 9:30 p.m.
Theatre II "Madagascar" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7


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p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "The Longest
Yard" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
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BURIAL PLOTS (2)- In old
section of Evergreen Ceme-
tery. $1100 for both.
(954)340-4475.


BLACK LAB- female, recent
surgery still has stitches, no
collar, vic of Hwy 441 SE
and 15B. (863)467-0501.
CD CASE- black, with CD's,
found on Wolff Rd. Call
(863)763-3134 to claim.
DOG, White & Brown, Male.
Found in SW area. Call to ID.
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FOUND: Red Nosed Pit Bull
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GERMAN SHEPHERD-
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Lost: fancy cane, left in cart
at Walmart. REWARD!
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LOST PEACOCKS (3), brown
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area. (863)467-1558 or
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Lost: wallet, vic. of Wal-
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(863)763-6721
PEKINGESE DOG, Female,
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green collar. Lost in vic. of Ea-
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. ADULT CATS 1 Blue Russian
female w/ 7 toes, 1 blk Tom,
good mouser, both free to
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Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

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 mor e in-
formation orto arrange an interview, Call 941-769-1769.


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MAINTENANCE
Join our team with this challenging
position. Position includes but not
limited to lifting, and bending. Must be
familiar with electrical and PVC piping.
Medical, dental, 401 K, life insurance
available. EOE; Drug Free Workplace
Call: 772-464-6195 or fax
772-462-0716;
Visit our web site at:
www.allieduniversal.com


GUEST SERVICES PROFESSIONAL
Elite Resorts "Big 0" RV Park
is looking fora part time, front counter professional.
Responsibilities include taking reservations and general office work.
The ideal candidate must have computer exp. & be willing to be
trained to use our software. Hours are Sat, Sun & Monday,
10 am 4 pm. Call (863)467-5515, tax resume to (863)467-1183
or email to emolovment(aeliteresorts coin


Okeechobee






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







MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT
Join our maintenance team! General maintenance
of a 120 bed nursing home & 40 unit
apartment complex. Knowledge of electrical,
plumbing, carpentry and A/C. Must be "on call"
every third week. Prior experience in similar
position. HS diploma or GED required. Excellent
salary and benefits. Mileage paid to and from
work for out-of-town employees.
Glades Health Care Center
Pahokee, Florida
Call 561-924-5561, ext. 110
or fax resume to 561-924-9466
EXCELLENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Equal Opportunity Employer

We Are Harbor Federal,
one of the largest independent banks in Florida.
With annual growth of 10% each year,
our customers need top-notch service
from different departments.
Harbor Federal Savings Bank has the following position
available for people who would like to work for the Leader:
FULL TIME TELLER
Office Location: 2801 Highway 441 S. %
The successful candidate must possess at least 6 months
of cash handling experience with basic math and typing skills.
Please fax resumes to Brandy Worley at 772-460-7049
or visit our website at www.harborfederal.com.
We offer all employees competitive salaries, and our
full time employees receive Life and Health Insurance and
an excellent retirement benefit package.
Drug Screening Required. EOE

RAULERSON HOSPITAL
Join our dynamic team of healthcare providers
in a friendly caring work environment which
offers great benefits such as: medical, dental,
retirement, 401 K & more. We have immediate
openings for full time Security Guards.
Applications can be picked up in Human
Resources, 1796 Hwy. 441 North, Okeechobee,
FL 34972. Fax (863)824-2771. Visit our Web
site at: www.raulersonhospital.com for
additional information. Raulerson Hospital is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.


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



Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442



Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Activity Aid
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At


Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street



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


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


!! ALL TRADES NEEDED!
Daily work Daily pay
Report to Labor Finders 6am
105 SW 3rd Ave.
BLUE BELL ICE CREAM
Has opening for route sales
in the Okeechobee and
surrounding area.
Route experience is a plus
but not necessary.
Competitive wages with
benefits included.
Call 407-323-7373 or fax
resume to 407-330-5252
CARPENTER LEAD MAN
Top Pay
(863)357-6018
Carpenter Wanted
must have tools &
transportation, steady
work. 1-800-345-0060


COSMETOLOGIST/
MANAGER
Call today,work
tomorrow, Lori:
800-736-1379
Email:
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I Customer Service Rep for
1 insurance a encl

(863)674-0010
DAIRY FOREMAN:
Dairy Knowledge preferred,
Salary and Benefits, Call
(863)634-1758 or
(863)634-1756
DUMP TRUCK DRIVER
Truck driver needed Class B
CDL license & clean
driving record required.
(863)763-6053
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
EXTENSION ASST.
Needed to teach landscaping
in Glades Highlands
& Okeechobee Co.
$9-$12/HR, 40 H/W
Call (863)763-6469
EEO/AA


Entry Level Human
Services Position
Eckerd Youth Alternatives,
Inc. is seeking entry level
Juvenile Justice Counse-
lors for our programs in
Ft. Pierce and Okeechobee
Florida. This is a great op-
portunity to make a lasting
positive difference in the
lives of youth. We are
seeking enthusiastic, high-
energy people looking for
career potential in the hu-
man services field. Please
visit our website at
www.eckerd.orQ for infor-
mation about the organiza-
tion and the youth we
serve. Fax resume and
cover letter to Renee Hib-
bler @ (727)442-5911 or
apply online for immediate
consideration. High school
diploma or equivalent re-
quired, Bachelors Degree
preferred. M/F/D/V. Mi-
norities encouraged to ap-
ply.
F/T Front Desk, P/T Night Au-
ditor & P/T Bookkeeper,
Apply in person at Pier II,
2200 SE Hwy 441, Okee-
chobee.
HEAVY
EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR
TRAINING FOR


Bulldozers, Backhoes
Loaders, Dump Trucks
Graders, Scrapers
Excavators
Next Class: June 20th
National Certification
Financial Assistance
Job Placement
800-383-7364
Associated Training Services
www.atsn-schools.com
HELP WANTED: Local Hwy
Const. Project. Hiring Labor-
ers, Flaggers & Heavy Equip
Operators 772-778-7301
Looking for Someone
Exp'd For Concrete
Block & Flatwork.
Must have driver's license.
Annual starting salary: $30K
for qualified applicants.
863-357-0852

Manager wanted to manage
senior mobile home park &
RV park. Call Mr. Kelbie at
954-445-2339.
Order Processing
& Accounts Receivable
Good people skills &
accuracy a must. Quick
Books & Microsoft Office
experience required.
Mon-Fri, 9a-5:30p.
Salary + benefits.
Please fax resume to:
863-357-0006 or email:
pmccreary@ceeco.net

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





RV Parts Counter Clerk need-
ed, automotive parts exp.
helpful, must be dependable,
Travel Easy RV, 4375 Hwy
441 South, 863-467-0131
ask for Chris


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Farm-Style Windmill
Built primarily from fir plywood, this decorative
farm-style windmill responds to even light breezes
with 12 smooth-spinning blades and a vane. Its
blade hub turns on a ball bearing attached to a shaft,
and the shaft, blades and vane pivot on a lazy-susan
bearing. The completed windmill stands nearly 7
feet tall at the tip of the uppermost blade and mea-
sures about 20 inches wide at the base.
Farm-Style Windmill plan (No. 695) ... $9.95
Windmills Package (No. C147)
Three projects incl. 695 ... $21.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
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opportunities for New Independent
Delivery Agents who want to provide
excellent service to our readers.

Opportunities Now Open in these Areas:




FORT DRM


O keechobee Must have a dependable
car and provide excellent
S service to our customers
1N ew" s everyday.

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


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

Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifieds


Bartender & Cook
Part time
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
Labor Finders


Palm Beach Post
Newspaper carriers needed
for Okeechobee area. Call
Mike 1-800-932-2489
ext. 3583 Iv. msg.
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell it
in the classified.



BABYSITTING 24/7- nights,
weekends, holidays, call
(863)763-8268 or
863)443-3181.
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


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STOVE, Electric, Stainless Services Wanted 8-30
Steel. $50. (863)697-6464 I a M ila I Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
icce GRENDEL P-10 Landscaping
Semi automatic, .380 Supplies 8-45
SCHWINN, 1955- Original $185(8633-4961 Lawn & Garden 850
condition, $900. Livestock 855
(863)467-5756. $90 a Im I Poultry, Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
B in ELECTRIC SCOOTER- $1400. Flowers 865
Call .after 5pm
(863)467-8094
STEEL BUILDING 30x40, (6)7-
$5000, you move. 0
(863)634-9583 COMMERCIAL MOWER
84" Toro Turfmaster Diesel w/
SREADING A hyd mower lift and hydrostatic
NEWSPAPER MAKES drive.$4000 (863)675-2392
GARAGE DOOR- 16x8, good YOU A MORE INFORMED
condition, $250, AND INTERESTING
(863)467-1717. PERSON.,
SLIDING PATIO DOORS (2) ROUND BALES OF HAY
4'x7', tinted .glass, $1 0 for o rewnde ppler $20. @. "
both (239)246-3549 863-634-9111


Services .5
CUSTOM STEEL
SI! T 1 /7 STEEL BUILDING- 30'x40' BUILDINGS
A Heritage Bought it, Now it's A*ll gFidaEnris es
not needed $6000 0-po
Babysitting 405 763-4149/561-758-4337
Child Care Needed410 VINYL SIDING- 1 full box,
Child Care Offered415 covers 200 sq ft, color is ) 7or I
Instruction 420 Sunny Maize, $100 or best (8 3)441-4722
Services Offered425 offer. (863)635-0433. ELECTRICAL BOX, Square D,
insurance 430 8 circuit, w/2 single & 2
edica Servces-l35 double circuit breakers, $50.
Eum- 04 (863)467-0479
ACOOLER 6x8 walk in cooler FAN-Floor model, 20" Hamp-
w/floor, good for drinks ton Bay, w/remote, $20.
COASTAL CLEANING produce or hunters game (863)467-2112.
We Clean $2500 (239)657-3316 HAND PUMP- $80, water w/o
Homes, Offices, electric, complete w/steel fit-
Carpets, Wiudows. REACH IN COOLER r c ompet / stlit-
Call (863)357-6005 3 door, good for drinks or ting & brass valves to install.
Licensed & Bonded produce $800 (239)657-3316 (863)467-4389 mornings.
-KEY MACHINE
G-ense ait I5I w/ blank keys, priced rea-
n t a Isonably at $400
Area Rug, 5x7, Safari Palm, (863)674-0296
O'CONNELLCONSTRUCTION exc. cond., $50. PVC FENCE- 49 sections,
SERVICES, INC. (863)634-5038 posts, caps and gates,
License # CBC0552641 $850. (772)285-8405
ERNEST LANCASTER Child
Screen Rooms, Carports I
Room Additions
Aluminum Roof Over BABY CRIB Oak color, grows AMERICAN BULL DOG- Ap-
(863)634-2044 w/ child into youth bed 75 prox 2 yr, Neutered Male,
(863)357-2863 Good w/children. House
Toddler Bed, kids & infants broke. $250. 863-634-6565.
furniture & toys, newborn BOAR- Poland China, pure
clothes & up, $150. will sell breed, 15 months old, about
MAURO HORSE SHOEING sep. (863)801-6031, 400lbs. $350
(954)540-9659 (863)805-8789/677-0750
Oklahoma CHIHUAHUA, Male, 5 months
Graduate BASEBALL CARDS- Approx. old. All shots & wormed. CKC
Graduate BASEBALL CARDS- Approx. pers.$250 (863)763-2749
3000. Few NBA & Football. a
Shoes = $70 95% is Major League. $250. (863)610-9812 Iv. message.
Trim = $25 or best offer (863)634-6565 CUTE KITTENS- Some 7 toed,
S IFree To Good Home.
RARE STAMPS-Legends of (863)763-8892.
the West error & corrected
sheets, in original collectors DOG HOUSES- for medium to
cover $199 (863)532-9013 large dogs. 2 for $30.
TIREDOOF WAITING?? (863)763-7497 Okeecho-
Want to save money? RECORDS (150) bee.
Want to save money? R 33s $100 for all or will
Getyourown permit 78's & 33's $100 for all or willeparate (863)763-629 EXOTIC FAINTING GOAT-
Be Your Own Boss, separate(863)763-6291 $150. Call evenings,
NO money down (863)675-4098.
Carports, skirtingGERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS-
Call BOB Nowpairs AKC reg. 5-males, Ready
(863)357-3141 COMPAQ- '2000, HP 825 June 9th $400. Cash only.
printer, access. $200. Great (863)357-3026
M r ni | Deal! (863)467-1704. GUINEA PIG / RABBIT CAGE,
Merchndie I SCANNER- Colorado Primax Like new w/all accessories.
600p, brand new with cable. $30. (863)467-5756
$25. (863)983-4915. PITT BULL PUPPIES- ADDA
registered, 4 males, 1 fe-
male, $300 each,
Air Conditioners 5 u05 (863)697-0220.
Antiques 510 SPICE FINCHES 2 PAIR
Appliances 515 CERAMIC MOLDS (50) W/furnished breeding cage
Appliance Parts 52r Assorted styles in good $50 (863)675-3032
Beauty Supplies 525 shape, $50 for all or will
Bicycles 530 separate. (863)763-6291
Books & Magazines 535 e 08
Building Materials540 u ,,i
Business Equipment 545 PORT-A-POTTY
Carpets. Rugs 550 BAKERS RACK, Wrought Iron P New in box ever been used
Children's Items 555 Antique Blue. $75 pd $8O sell for $50
China, Glassare., Etc. 5t60 (863)467-2112 (863)675-4361 after 5pm
Clothing 65 BED
Coins Stamps 570 King Size, Complete.
Collectibles 575 $50 (863)983-7996 Swn
Computer. Video 580 BR SUITE- head/foot board,
Crafts 'Supplies 585 dbl. dresser, armoire, 2 nite SEWING MACHINE
Cruises 590 stands, $750. Tabletop, portable
Drapes Linen 9Fabrics 595 (863)634-0936. $30 (863)467-5477
Fireplace Fixture -6007
Firewood 605 CHINA CABINET, Beautiful,
Furniture iI0l Lighted. 57W x 78H x 170.Spring
Furs 1 5 $200 (863)675-4990Go
Equipment 620 COMPUTER DESK- large, BOWLING BALL- Ladies, Ayr-
Heating Equipment. gray, must see, will deliver way Mustang, Tan/Gold, mar-
Supplies 325 locally, $60. 983-0950 Cle- bleized, ex. con $12.5 lb.
Household Items 630) wiston. w/bag. $40 (863)357-3779
Jewelry 635 DAYBED- Cherry Sleigh bed BOWLING BALL- Men's, Black
LampsLights o40 style, $300 or best offer. Columbia 300, 16lbs, Good
Luggage 645 (863)634-4200. condition. Black bag. $30.
Medical Items 650 (863)357-3779
Miscellaneous 655 DESK, Wooden. Great for
Musical Instruments 660 computer. $40
Office Supplies (863)697-6464 E aI
Equipment 665
Pets Supplies, DINETTE SET, 4 chairs on
Services 670 caster wheels. $50 SPEAKER- 10"in a box, 300
Photography 675 (863)357-3439 amp. $150. Or best offer.
Plumbing Supplies 680 Dining Room Set, 7 pc., like (863)634-4238
Pools & Supplies 685 new, $2500.or best offer. SPEAKER- Planet Audio, 10"
Restaurant 863-801-1719 in a box. 2 Air horns. $100.
Equipment 690 Or best offer.
Satellite 695 DR SUITE- glasstop table, 6 (863)634-4238.
Sewing Machines 700 chairs, lighted China cabinet,
Sporting Goods 705 Loveseat, 6mos old, $250 1
Stereo Equipment 710 will sep. (863)357-0916.
Television/Radio 715 CHAIN SAW
Tickets 720 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER McCullach, new in box,
Tools 725 6' long, light oak color, $75 never used $110
Toys 8 Games 730 (863)357-2863 (863)763-6342
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740 MATTRESS- California King GENERATOR 5500 watts, 110
size, good condition, paid & 220 volts, electric start,
$800 asking $100 batt. charger, like new cond.
i(863)675-0104 $1150 (863)467-4328
Coand e i QUEEN SIZE BED- mattress & GENERATOR: Small. $500 or
boxspring, frame & cream best offer. (863)357-3388
AIR CONDITIONER 2 colored wood headboard TOOLBOX, very lg. Maximizer,
New, 21k BTU, needs 220 $125. (239)728-9996. top, bottom & side cabinet,
electric $350 SLEEPER SOFA as is including tools, $5000.
(863)357-8788 $150 (863) 674-0405 or (863)763-4028
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton, (863)673-5325
220 volt, with heat, $150-. SLEEPER SOFA- Overstuffed I
(863)675-5929 blue w/floral print, Gently
' sI-- $ 3ofused, Clean & comfortable, HOOVEROUND- Electric
a I fi $150 (863)357-0060. Scooter, $500. Or best of-
BREAKFRONT/SECRETARY: WATERBED- King size, ready er(863)6101500.
Antique, Mahogany. Circa late to set up. No headboard ., i,
1800. Beautiful condition. $100. (863)763-6909. .. .a I .
$500 neg. (863)467-6805 WICKER SOFA- Coffee table & WANTED: FL ART
SOFA, CHAIR ROCKER- wal- chair Good quality furniture. A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
nut and cane, $350. $125.(863)467-6573 Highwaymen Art.
(863)763-4525." (772)562 5567
Victorian Games Compendi- arUco aore
un: Cards, Chess, Backgam-
mon, Horse Racing, etc. Rules CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. condo ,
book. $1500 (863)532-9013 good batt/charger, $1599
(863)697-1350/763-2063. *
S EASY GO Good cond. good Christmas Trees 745
works nice, $100. Ne. (863) 697-1350 or Farm Eedmprmen 805
(863)675-7694. (863)763-2063. Farm Misceelnoduts 815
REFRIGERATOR- 19 cu. ft., GOLF CART- Lincoln Town- Farm Produce 820
Frostfree, asking $75. car, Good cond. Lights & ra- Farm Services
(863)675-0104 dio $1600. Or best offer. Offered 825
763-4149 or 561-758-4337 Farm Supplies,'


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QUARTER MARE 9yrs old AIR BOAT 125 LYCOMING '05 JEEP CHEROKEE- '88, Needs
Gentle, $900 (863)675-3032 Brand new prop but needs work, $500. or ,make an of-
starter. $2500 f e r
T/B MARE (863)634-8023 ask for John (863)763-0783/634-9783
12yrs old, 14 hds, retired from
playing polo, perfect for old- AIR BOAT- Aluminum, 15ft, OLDS CUTLASS SUPREME
er child $400(863)467-0247 small block Chevy. good 1991 Runs good, 128k mi,
prop, runs good, trailer, asking $1000 orbestoffer
$2500 (863)763-4643. (863)675-0278
BASS BOAT- 18' Fiberglass, PONTIAC FIREBIRD-'95, Red,
with custom hauler trailer. Cold A/C, T-Tops, Runs
BUSH HOG 115 HP Mercury motor. New great! 110K, $3800.
6ftoffset, heavy duty seat, pumps, trolling motor. (863)697-8947.
$1200 (863)763-4982 $3500 Neg. Call
FLAG POLE- 20', 4 sections (863)983-4397 S AutoURN WA/GON 1993, 4
Beautiful condition. $60. BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva- & Runs great. $1500 or best
firm. (863)675-6556 nized. Good shape. $250. offer. (772)461-2629
PROJECT TRACTOR 863-674-1105. TOYOTA TERCEL 89, $200.
Massey Furgeson FIBERGLASS BOAT -17 Ft. or best offer.
$1500 (863)763-4982 Includes trailer & canopy to (863)675-1038.
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE cover boat. No motor.
Approx. 200. $1400 for all; $800 (863)675-6738 Iac =
will sep. (863)357-6202 GHEENOE 16.5 FT, '91- w/'91 OLDSMOBILE TORONADO'85
RIDING MOWER- Craftsman, 40 HP Johnson trolling mo- Totally rebuilt, new tires, low
6 spd, 12.5HP, 38" deck, trr, very boat, miles.Runsgreat!$6500or
PUSHMOWER- Quatro, $2500(863)926-0296. good offer. (863)824-0884
$450, (863)357-0916. MERCURY '01, 25 HP electric
start, O/B Motor, 2006 war-
RIDING MOWER- John Deere ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
180 & Husky mower. $600. (863)697-1645.
ea. (863763-4149 or CHEVY1991 3/4 Ton Pickup,
561-758-4337 MON-ARK 17 Ft. Includes 4x4, 4 spd., $1500 or best
RIMS (2)12-20" ff o Front trailer & canopy to cover offer (863)675-6214 after
RIMS (2) 12-20", Off of Front boat. 1st $800 takes it.
of Massey Ferguson 253 4x4. (863)675-6738 pm.
$300 for both. (863)674-5744 FORD BRONCO, '87 runs,
TRACTOR TIRES: 2 Titan R1 1 needs some work, $2500 or
AG Tread, High traction, lug trade for boat or 4 wheeler.
size 14.9-28. $600 for the HUNTING CAMPER- 28' pull (863)634-4338.
pair. (863)234-1230 behind. $1200. Or best offer
(863)634-42021f s
SI TERRY FLEETWOOD-'81, 30', CLUB CAR GOLF CART-
, sleeps 6, Fair condition w/charger, $600.
$1800. 772-287-3602 or i e $600.
ROPING SADDLE 772-486-1914 (863)467-1518.
Custom built, 16" seat, used Golf Carts,
less than 25 times $600 J Gas or Electric
(863)467-0247 Buy and Sell
SADDLE- McCellan Repro- YAMAHA WAVE RAIDER '96, Call (863)824-0878
duction, almost new cond 1100 CCw /trailer. $2500
w/bridle & blanket, asking Firm. (863)467-5672 [i
$200. (863)675-4098. Chevy 6 lug 22 in. KMC Venon
Re'- a I I rims, with Toyo 305/40R22
Rental s | tires, $1800. 863-634-3304
BOAT TRAILER, Galvanized HITCH RECEIVER- Class 3,
RN Steel, for 21-24' boat w/tan- draw tite, for full size Ford.
i.., g g dem surge brakes, wash out&863)824-0459 $40. (863)697-6812.

Apartments 905 MTORMorGud T RIMS & TIRES- see at Play-
Apartments 905 MOTOR, Motor Guide: Tro- time Car Audio. Dakkar
Business Places 910 ling, 12 volt, 47 lb. thrust. Blades, 22x91/2, brand new,
Commercial Like new $150 $2400 neg. (863)357-6000.
Property 915 (863)763-1527
Condos.' TRAILER For airboat 14' RIMS- 22", Spinner wire
Townhouses Rent920 ood condition, new tires wheels. $2000. or best offer
Farm Property $600 or best offer (863)946-1007
Rent 925 (863)634-8960 after 5pm SIDE TOOL BOX
House Rent 930 doors, w/ keys, like new
Land Rent 9'35 It yfes 33 $200 (863)357-6202
Resort Property -
Rent 945 HONDA BIG RED 200 1983, TIRES, 2 New BFGoodwrench,
Roommate 950 $600 (863)675-3038 R1 AG Tread, Power Radial -
Rooms to Rent 955 80. Size 11.2R-20. $400 for
Storage Space HONDA GOLD WING INTER- both. (863)674-5744
Rent 960 STATE- mint condition,
5750 miles, $2500 a Trucks4
firm.(863)612-0090.
u -HONDA GOLtWING '83 CHEVY SHORT BED 1988,
SHONDA GOLDWING'83 Tagged. Racing motor.
FORT DRUM, 2 Bdrm., 2 BA, 33K Excellent condition. Ocean Must see! $2500.
garage. Quiet country set- $2500. 863-634-7194. Firm. (302)335-3442
ting. Small pet okay. Fenced HONDA SHADOW V4- 33K FORD F250 DIESEL, '97- 44,
yard monthly or seasonal, miles, 500 CC, $1200 or ext. cab, lifted, $12,000.
(305)944-2721. trade. (863)612-0090 (863)673-4065.
HOUSE FOR RENT 2 BR1 hba
by Kissimmee River, $500 n Anll I
mo. 1st mo & sec to move A Utm ilu I
in. No Dogs (561)746-5852 ,FORD BRONCO '86
,1- Full size, 4x4 $600 ask for
.a .II Michael (863)967-6632
ROOMMATES WANTED: Mae FORD EXPLORER, '97- 4x4,
or Female, No children, Pets Autos Wanted 4,r10 (863)234-1522.
neg. $450 mo. + util. Classic Cars 4(015 (83241
(863)228-3887 LaBelle Commercial Trucks 4020 210
Construction
i tEquipment 4025 TRAILER- Heavy duty, tires in
al tForeign Cars 4030 good condition. Side rail
Four Wheel Drive -1035 ramps. $1500.
______ Heavy Duty Trucks40l-O) (772)418-2087
P I -- Parts Repairs 40i45
Pickup Trucks -1050 ofil1l
Business Places Sport Utility 4055
Sale 1005 Tractor Trailers 4DE0 DODGE CARAVAN- A/C, Pow-
Commercial Utility Trailers 4065 er steering, AM/FM, 96K,
Property Sale 1010 Vans 4070 Runs good. $2500.
Condos.' (863)673-0065.
Townhouses Sale10i15 MN -A MII FORD HANOI CAPPED 1993,
Farms. Sale 1020 FORD HANDI CAPPED 1993,
Forms Sale 10,20Fully equipped. After 8pm
Houses Sale 105 1991 HONDA CIVIC call (863)357-3534 $3800.
Hunting Property 1030 Ice cold a/c & tow hitch
Investment $1800 (863)675-4540 or GMC SAFARI'99
Property Sale 105 (863)677-3091 7 passenger van, good condi-
Land Sale 10 40 tion, nice family vehicle
Lots Sale 1045 BUICK LESABRE'87 $4400 (863)763-2692
Open House 1050 Good condition, a/c,
Out of State runsgood. $450. MERCURY VILLAGERGS-
Property Sale 1055 (772)460-6488 after 6 pm Minvan '98, 7 pass. 68K,
Property Inspectionn1060 A/C, Auto, All Power, Exc
Real Estate Wanted 106 CLASSIC CHEVY CHEVETTE- cond. $6300 863-467-0031
Resort Property '79, 4 CYL, Runs good with
Sale 1070 little gas. $500. One man's trash is
Warehouse Space 1075 (863)675-2598 Lv msg another man's treas-
Waterfront Property 1080 EL CAMINO-'83, white, Runs ure. Turn your trash
good. Many new parts. New to treasure with an ad
Tires &CD player $1500. in the declassified.
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$120K, $35K down. Tom
Davis (561)655-5812 Tide.

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TAYLOR CREEK: 2 BR, 2 BA
Available June 1st- Dec. 31st.
Must qualify. $1000 mo.
1st, Last & Deposit Required.
Includes: Lawn, Water & Elec.
(239)707-8327

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Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
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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