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Vol. 96 No. 158


Brief
Accident claims
life of pedestrian
An Okeechobee man was
-killed after he apparently
walked into the path of an
oncoming truck, states an
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office press release.
Miguel Ramirez Villanueva,
22, was killed when he was
reportedly struck as he walked
in the 3600 block of S.R. 70 W,
stated sheriff's office Sergeant
GaryBell.
Sgt. Bell states in the press
release that Gerald C. Newcom-
er, 19, was traveling westbound
on the highway in his 2001
truck when Mr. Villanueva
walked into the lane of travel
around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday,
June 4.
Personnel from the Okee-
chobee County Fir- P'-'.u'-
Department pronounced Mr.
Villanueva dead at the scene.


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Gaining U.S. citizenship: An arduous journey


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Justin Schwier was in the
lead with 20 lbs. of bass follow-
ing the first day of the two-day
Headturners3.com tournament
held at Okee-Tantie Marina. As
the 18 other anglers competing
in the tournament came to the
scale F',;, afternoon,
Schwier v unitedd n line uncer-
tain as to whether his bag of
fish would be heavy enough to
hold onto first place.
As the leader of the first day
of competition, Schwier was
the last to weigh in and the bags
brought in by Jim Medlin, Mike
Holland, Steve Yeatts and oth-
ers appeared to be large
enough to pull the lead from
Schwier's grasp. As Schwier
finally stepped onto the weigh-
in stage, the crowd waited for
tournament director Pat Mal-
one to call Schwier's weight.
The 14.08-lb. bag, added to Sat-
urday's weight of 20 lbs. for a
two-day total of 34.08 lbs,. was
enough to clinch first place for
Schwier.
Sports, Page 8

Drought Index
Current: 29
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

14.65 feet


Lake level
Last Year:
12.54 feet
(SOURCE:
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ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

Index
Classifieds .. .10-12
Comics ........... .9
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ........ .10
Obituaries .. .... .3
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............. 8
TV ............... 11
Weather ............ 2
See Page 2 for information about
how to contact the newspaper.


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Staff photo/Audrey Blackwell
Mrs. Elva Marie Hagan is proudly holding her certificate of United States Citizenship
along with the flag of the United States.

Woman wins eitize ship battle


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Elva Marie Hagan, of Okee-
chobee, entered a small office at
the U.S. Department of Immigra-
tion and \i.ijilir[l:zotion Service in
Miami Friday, raised her right
hand, and solemnly pledged her
oath of allegiance ito the l.riLii': 1
States of America.
At the completion of the two-
minute ceremony, Mrs. Hagan
received her long overdue citi-
zenship certificate.
Those present at the ceremo-
ny included two of her six chil-
dren daughter Bonnie Arm-
strong and son Rick Kinder -
her Miami-based attorney who
has been helping her fight for citi-
zenship the past several years,
reporters from a coastal newspa-
per and television station, and a
representative of Senator Bill Nel-
son'> Nlik in Micmi -i
Mrs. Hagan's story is one of
courage and tenacity. She did not
come to this country a foreigner
who desired American citizen-
ship. She came to America from
her birthplace in Canada at 13
months of age, with her parents,
and lived here for the balance of
her 62years.


"I've been a good citizen,"
Mrs. Hagan said.
Mrs. Hagan's citizenship
problems started l.,ri. before she
could even think about them.
Her father had spent time abroad
during World War II and married
her :i'.,tl',, Ivonne in Canada,
buthe d-1 i.o. r- i i l,. ..q..p-. i,. il :
paperwork for his daughter's citi-
zenship when the family came
home to America. And he did not
tell anyone of his omission. Con-
sequently, Mrs. Hagan married,
had children and worked in
America always believing she
was a U.S. c itiz':i.
It wasn't until 1998 when Mrs.
Hagan applied to change her
name on her Social Security card
.I. 'v, imyg a second marriage that
.h, found out she was consid-
ered a non-< ii.,'ii in the eyes of
U.S. immigration.
The citizenship blunder
caused a.' i7 i, chain of events
that included several denials by
federal immigration officials, but
finally led to her receiving citizen-
ship that dates back to her birth
date of June 17, 1942.
During the interim, other
problems arose related to her
non-citizen status. In April, Mrs.
Hagan lost her job and her sole


source of income. She was
unable to apply for unemploy-
ment and Social Security due to
her status. -
"Not having an income and
not being able to get a job is
scary," she said.
According to Mrs. Hagan, her
father had joined the Norwegian
Air Force in Canada during World
War 11 because his father was
Norwegian, and Norway was
attacked before the U.S. got
involved in the war. Canada had
set up a Norwegian Air Force
base. After the U.S. got involved,
,her father Walter Moen trans-
ferred to the U.S. military in 1943
and brought his family to Penn-
sylvania -- the state Mrs. Hagan
knows as home.
"My father went to Pennsylva-
nia because Oscar Hammerstein
(the composer) bought a farm
there, and my dad and grandfa-
ther worked for Mr. Hammer-
stein," Mrs. Hagan said.
Growing up, Mr. Moen attend-
ed school in Hollywood, Calif.,
and in New York, N.Y., while fol-
lowing Mr. Hammerstein
around.
In tracing her father's history
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Tuesday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then considerable cloudi-
ness with showers and thunderstorms likely, Highs will be in the
upper 80s, The wind will be from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph. The
chance of rain Is 60 percent,
Tuesday night: Considerable cloudiness with a chance of evening
showers and thunderstorms, then partly cloudy after midnight.
Lows will be In the lower 70s, The wind will be from the southeast
around 5 mph in the evening, becoming light, The chance of rain is
30 percent.
Extended Forecast
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with scCalietvd showers and thunder-
storms in the morning, then considerable cloudiness with scattered
afternoon showers and thunderstorms, Highs will be in the upper
80s. The wind will be from the southeast at a to 10 mph., The chance
of rain is 50 percent,
Wednesday night and Thursday: Partly cloudy with scattered
showers and thunderstorms, Lows will be in the mid 70s, Highs will
be In the upper 80s. The chance of rain is 30 percent,
Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with isolated evening showers and
thunderstorms, Lows will be in the lower 70s, The chance of rain is
20 percent,
Friday: Partly sunny, with a chance of afternoon showers and
thunderstorms, Highs will be around 90. The chance of rain is 30
percent,
Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers after
midnight, Lows will be in the lower 70s. The chance of rain is 20 per-
cent.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunder-
storms, lighs will be around 90, The chance of rain is 30 percent,
Saturday night: Partly cloudy, with Isolated evening showers and
thunderstorms, Lows \w"' e In the lower 70s, The chance of rain is
20 percent,
Sunday: Partly cloudy, with scattered showers and thunder-
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Korea's refusal to return to the bar-
gaining table and what he called "a
downward spiral of threats" from
Pyongyang.
The official's comments gener-
ated a flurry of news media cover-
age in Asia. North Korea has said it
would consider U.N. economic
sanctions an act of war, although
whether it would retaliate militarily
to sanctions is unknown.
The issue also is sensitive
because South Korea has resisted
the idea of bringing North Korea
before the U.N. Security Council for
discussion of economic sanctions
or other measures.
White House press secretary
Scott McClellan, talking to reporters
Monday, said "there is a New York
channel that they can conimunii-
cate with us if they need to. I'm not
aware of any response from North
Korea at this point."
"We are hopeful that North
Korea will be respoi hiding soon," het
said. "Weo niiiine, to urge Norlli
Korea to return to :1e si11,.ily talks
at an early date without precondi-
tions."
McClellan said theree n i ily.
were discussions through that
channel where we reilerated our
message that we wanl North Korea
to come back to t1ie six-party talks."
Sti il Korean Defense Minister
Yoon Kw.n i. uiiig repeatedly
remindedil ',ll'cils at the confer-
ence that his country has Ihe most
to lose from a Northli Korean ,iii. I.
and said hlie hoped for progress
when a South Korean delegation
visits the north for talks later this
month.
South Korea's president visits
Washington this week. Any deci-
sion by the U.S. to seek IIN, action
on North Korea would be dis-
cussed with h' ,. S nilli Korean side.,
Din ctliv i iin 1li.' ing his senior
aide, Rumsfeld told reporters Mon-
day: "The stories that have been
pl.i\ Inn are just inaccurate and mis.
chievous,"
Also Monday, Runmsfold met
with Thailand's prime minister and
defense chief and discussed issues
such as the Thai cooperation dur-
ing relief efforts for last year's tsuna-
mi and the fight against Muslim
insurgents in Thailand's south,


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to document her fight for citizen-
ship, Mrs. Hagan traveled to Califor-
nia and New York to uncover her
father's school records, but to no
avail. None were kept prior to 1945,
she said.
Mrs. Hagan said her battle for
citizenship has been up and down.
Before his passing and after finding
out his daughter was considered a
non-citizen, her father told her not
to worry about it, that he was a citi-
zen and, therefore, she too was a
citizen.
She said her citizenship had
been approved in West Palm
Beach before 9/11, but they lost her
files for about two years. When
they found the files, they told her
there was not enough information
and she had a hearing in Miami
where she produced her father's
Social S, miyiv card that had been
issued in l' Ii> However, her citi-
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she contacted several newspapers
and was told her story wasn't big
enough. A friend posted her name
on Google and a newspaper in her
home state of Pennsvdvania pub-
lished a couple of stories about her
case, but it still wasn't big enough
to influence federal immigration.
Then, a friend put out some fly-
ers and a woman who works in
politics saw it and took an interest.
Mrs. Hagan contacted Sen. Nel-
son, D-Fla., in April and asked for
his help. In May, Sen. Nelson spoke
with Michael Jackson, the deputy
secretary of the Department of
Homeland Security, and Mr. Jack-
son said that common sense
would prevail. Her citizenship was
approved. Immigration is an arm of
Homeland Security.
While the road has been long
and arduous, Mrs. Hagan is relieved
the journey to citizenship is over.
When Sen. Nelson received word
that Mrs. Hagan would be receiving
her citizenship, he said "Wonder-
ful. Glad we could help."
Sen. Nelson credited Mr. Jack-
son for promptly responding when
he heard about the case.


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R.O.A.D. to recovery
Frank Irby, of R.O.A.D. (Recovering Okeechobee After Disaster), speaks to a group
assembled for the grand finale of Hurricane Awareness Week. He explained the servic-
es offered by his organization and asked for volunteers.


Staff photo/D.Hamilton
Free health screens
Kay Ann Lehman receives a free blood pressure check at I.R.C.C.'s Health Expo held on
Monday.



Obituaries


Theodore 'Pappa'
Larkin Beck
Theodore 'Pappa' Larkin
Beck, age 74, of Moore Haven,.
Florida, died Friday, June 3,
2005. He was born Oct. 17, 1930
to Theodore Martin and Ida
Marie Strickland Beck, he had
been a lifetime resident of Moore
Haven. He served in the U.S.
Army and was a Korean War vet-
eran. He was a member of the
First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by
his daughter, Julie Warren.
Survivors include: his beloved
wife of 38 years, Wanda Faye
Whidden Beck of Moore Haven;
son, David L. Beck of Jack-
sonville, Charlie, Dave W. and
Joey Beck, all of Moore Haven;
daughters, Vickie (Travis) Walk-
er of Lake Placid, Carol Sikich of
Lakeport, Donna (David) Palladi-
no and Jennifer Beck of Moore
Haven and Evelyn Beck of Jack-
sonville; 22 grandchildren; 16
great-grandchildren; sisters,
Bobbie (John) Swindle of
Clewiston, Virginia (Leroy)
Roberts and Doris (Larry)
Williams, all of Lakeport.
Friends may call at the Bux-
ton West Lake Funeral Home,
805 Highway 27 North, Suite I in,
Moore Haven, on Tuesday, June
7, from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral serv-
ices will be conducted at the
First Baptist Church in Moore
Haven on Wednesday, June 8, at
11 a.m. Interment will. follow in
Ortona Cemetery.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton West Lake Funeral
Home and Crematory.

Jody James Fadley
Jody was born on June 16,
1964 in Waynesboro, Va. He died
on June 4, 2005 in Okeechobee.
He is survived by: his two chil-
dren that both live in Georgia,
Brandon and Nikki Fadley; in
Florida, Jody is survived by his
brother and brother's wife, Jeff
and Maggie Fadley; his nephew.
Stefan Fadley and his niece, Jami
Samantha Fadley. Jody is sur-
irived by his family in Virginia:
uncles Steve Richard, Jim Foltz
and Leon Fadley and his cousins,
Alisha, Terry, Jennifer. Gayle,
Billy Jo, Jamie, Ivan and Angie.
I Jody loved life and lived every
day to the fullest. He was a friend
to all that knew him and every-
one knew it as he treated them
as family. Children adored him,
and their faces lit up when he
would enter a room. He always
wanted to make you laugh and
everyone fortunate enough to
spend any time with him always
had some laughs. He also loved
his cat and the friends that visit-
ed his apartment knew that
Jody's. cat had the run of the
place.
Jody was an accomplished
musician with just about any
instrument, but it was his elec-
tric guitar playing that made him
stand out in a crowd. He wrote-
more than 100,songs, producing
and recording several that
topped the internet MP3 charts.
His daring rock guitar leads and
melodic ballads held you fast
and always asking for an encore.
His rendition of the "star span-
gled banner" on the electric gui-
tar bas wowed his fans for years.
Jody's lasting legacy will be
his music as he wrote and
played the songs that will contin-
ue to touch each and every one
of us. His greatest joy was enter-
taining.
A special thanks to Walt and
David for doing all that they
could on Saturday morning,


June 5.
Jody will be sorely missed by
his good friends at Display Sys-
tems, the music community, his
personal friends, his loving fami-
ly and especially his brother who
has not only lost his brother but
a dear mend.
Jody, we will always love you.
Visitation will be at the Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home on
Wednesday, June 8 from 4 until 7
p.m.
Alyce Rebecca
Hendrix
Alyce Rebecca Hendrix, age
85, of Okeechobee, died Satur-
day, June 4, 2005 at her resi-
dence. She was born Sept. 17,
1919 in Rockyford, Ga. Mrs. Hen-
drix had been a resident of Okee-
chobee since
1970. She -
worked at
Shady Rest
Grocery in ,
Treasure .
Island for 29 t4.
years.:.
She was Alyce
preceded in Rebecca
death by: her Hendrix
husband of 49
years, Julian
James Hendrix; brothers, E.W.
Spears, Jr. and Ray Spears; and
sisters, Virginia Grainger and
Tillie Glenn.
Survivors include: her son,
Jim Hendrix of Okeechobee;
daughter, Nancy (Fred) Hendrix
Fuller of Fort Myers; granddaugh-
ters, Sherry (Rob) Della Sata of
Las Vegas, Nevada, Robyn
(William) Moak of San Antonio,
Texas, Michelle (Chris) Branham
of Okeechobee, Rebecca Hen-
drix of Okeechobee, Tamara
Smith of Tampa; grandson, Cal
Grimes of Tampa; eight great-
grandchildren; two great-great-
grandchildren; and sisters, Rob-
bye (John) Major; Mary
Williams, Peggy (Dwight) Todd
all of Haines City; sisters in law,
Mary Frances Dixon of Okee-
chobee and Arrine Spears of
Auburndale.
Friends may call at the Bux-
ton Funeral Home on Wednes-
day, June 8, from 1 p.m. until
funeral service time at 2 p.m.
Pastor Cary McKee of More To
Life Ministries, will officiate.
Interment will follow in Ever-
green Cemetery. .
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O.
Box 1548, Okeechobee, FL
34973.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.
Martha Louise Yetter
Martha Louise Yetter, age 52,
died June 4, 2005 in Ft. Pierce.
Mrs. Yetter was a lifetime resi-
dent of Ft. Pierce. She worked
for Wal-Mart for 10 years and
was currently the Optical Manag-
er for the Vision Center. She was
the founder and leader of Happy
Hams 4-H Club and was active
for many years with the fair asso-
ciation.
Survivors include: her hus-
band, Robert M Yetter of Ft.
Pierce; son, Billy Yetter; daugh-
ters, Becky and Terri Yetter;
grandson, Storm Yetter all of Ft.
Pierce; brother, Stanley Barker of
Vero Beach; sisters, Anna Brol-
mann, Doris Barker and Pamela;
parents, Luther and Maxine
Barker all of Ft. Pierce..
Memorial contributions may
be made to Hospice of the Trea-
sure Coast, 1201 SE Indian


Street, Stuart, Fla. 34997 or to the
American Cancer Society (St.
Lucie) 3375 20th Street, Suite
100, Vera Beach, Fla. 32960.
Visitation will be held on
Wednesday, June 8, from 1 until
3 p.m. at Haisley Funeral Home.
A service will follow at 3 p.m. in
the funeral home. chapel.
Arrangements are under the
direction of Haisley Funeral &
Cremation Service. Those
unable to attend may sign the
guest book at www.haislevfu-
"neralhome.com

James Robert Nuttall
James Robert Nuttall, age 72,
of Okeechobee, died Wednes-
day, June 1, 2005 at Raulerson
Hopsital. He was born March 3,
1933 in Beloit, Wis. Mr. Nuttall
had been a resident of Okee-
chobee since 1990.
He was preceded in death by
his wife, Sherry Nuttall.
Survivors include: two sons,
James (Sherri) Nuttall and Kelly
Nuttall; daughter, Kathleen
Morales; five grandchildren and
two great-grandchildren all of
North Pole, Alaska.
There will be no visitation or
services.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.

Eddie 'Emo' Moore
Eddie 'Emo' Moore, age 55, of
Okeechobee, died Monday, June
6, 2005 at his residence. He was
born Sept. 6, 1949 in Vero Beach.
Mr. Moore had been a resident of
Okeechobee 43 years. He served
in the, U.S. Army and was a tile
setter by trade. He enjoyed fish-
ing and gardening.
Be was preceded in death by
his father, Raymond E. Moore,
Sr..
Survivors include: his beloved
wife of four years, Miriam Moore
of Okeechobee; mother, Hazel
(T.J.) Jones of Okeechobee; son,
Joseph Moore of Okeechobee;
daughter, Jody (David) Acevado
of Ocala; brothers, Ervin Moore
of Cornwell, Ricky (Ruby) Moore
of Okeechobee and Rodney
(Stacy) Moore of Charlotte,
Tenn.; sisters, Yvonne (Randall)
Moore-Colley of Leesburg,
Lawana. (David) Douglass of
Monticello, Darlene (Mark)
Moore and Patricia (Brian)
Kosko of Lake City and Naomi
(Mike) Abraham of Vera Beach;
three grandchildren; and a host
of aunts, uncles, nieces and
nephews.
A memorial service will be
conducted at a later date..
The family wishes no flowers
be sent.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.


4 '. V

'I


"Today is a day of recognition; a
time to recognize the foundations
of reclaiming a magnificent treas-
ure," said Florida Sen. Ken Pruitt,
while addressing the South Florida
Water Management District's Water
Resources Advisory Commission
at its meeting in Jupiter. "It will take
unified efforts to reverse the dismal
treatment of Lake Okeechobee;
after all, it is an economic lifeline of
the region and the ecosystem
lifeblood for South Florida."
Last year's multiple hurricanes
and associated heavy rainfall
churned up phosphorus-laden sed-
iment, ripped up critical vegetation,
and caused a rapid rise in lake level
- endangering the ecological
health of the lake.
Recognizing the urgent need to
expedite phosphorus-reduction
projects to help recovery efforts for
Lake Okeechobee, Pruitt outlined
his "Our Lake, Our Future" plan of
attack. The 2005 Legislature, with
strong support from Governor
Bush and the citizens of Florida,
passed new legislation and $30 mil-
lion in appropriations to:
Rapidly implement the Lake
Okeechobee Protection Plan;
Require implementing agen-
cies to develop priorities for annual
budget requests;
Further promote and imple-
ment agricultural waste manage-
ment techniques called "best man-
agement practices;"
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entering the lake; and
Review operational schedules
for Lake Okeechobee, its tributary
basins and lakes, and connecting
estuaries.
"Approximately $96 million
have been allocated toward Lake
Okeechobee cleanup efforts since
2000; that is just the proverbial
'drop in the bucket' of the total that
will be needed to restore this
majestic wonder," Pruitt said. "We
expect funding for Lake Okee-
chobee protection to increase in
future years."
To carry out the "Our Lake, Our
Future" plan and other collabora-
tive Lake Okeechobee cleanup and
recovery efforts, the South Florida
Water Management District is
establishing a special Water
Resources Advisory Commission
(WRAC) committee. Committee
members will be recommended


for approval at the June 8, Govern-
ing Board meeting in Miami.

"We know that the creation of a
committee, passing legislation and
funding projects, will not suddenly
'cure' the lake," Pruitt said. "It is
going to take perseverance and
sustained, cohesive effort. I am
committed to walk arm-in-arm
with the committee to make it hap-
pen. The inception of the 15-year
Lake Okeechobee Protection Plan
was a major step in the right direc-
tion but we have just started to turn
the corner in this ongoing battle.
The next 10 years will be the true
barometer for the lake's future."
The first monthly WRAC Lake
Okeechobee Committee meeting
will be Wednesday, June 29, from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. at South Florida
Water Management District head-
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Community Events

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.
Big Lake Genealogy Society to meet
Big Lake Genealogy Society will meet Tuesday, June 14, at the
Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W 16th St., at 7 p.m.
Anyone interested in tracing his/her family history is encouraged to
attend. Membership is $15 annually. Visitors are welcome. Come
and share your genealogy research with us. For information, call
(863) 467-2036.
Treasure Island church plans VBS
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., invites all
children kindergarten through sixth grades to join us at vacation
Bible school June 20-24 from 5 until 8:15 p.m. VBS creates a fun
and exciting safari atmosphere where children will have a great
time singing, watching skits, creative crafts, playing games and get-
ting 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 immediate-
ly 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, contactShirlean 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 vot-
ing on charitable contributions, planning for the 2006 jamboree
and approval of revised bylaws. Prizes will be given away, and visi-
tors 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 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, Indi-
an River, St. Lucie and Martin counties to represent the best interest
of abused, abandoned and neglected children in court. This meet-
ing 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 informa-
tion, call (772) 785-5804.





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Looking Back ...
This picture was taken at the First Baptist Church on Easter Sunday in the early 1950s. Pictured are: (front row, left to
right) Reverend and Mrs. L.B. Crantford, pastor, Jessie Nell Collins, Gracie Williams, unidentified, Shirley Sullivan, Clar-
lece Walker, Zora Coker, Delores Mixon, Margaret Ann Johnson, Carole Hargraves, Charles Markham, Everett 'Bubba'
Cone, Clarence Breland and Albert Hawk; (second row) Betty Mason Walker, unidentified, Ruth King, (Indian mission-
ary daughter), Robert Padgett, Billy Tomlinson, Leslie Raulerson, June Cone, Rosa Lee Pearce and Osie Raulerson;
(third row) Evelyn Cone, Charles Breland, Betty Ann Lamb, Tommy Markham, Sylvester Arnold, Bobby Raulerson, J.O.
Pearce or Forest Pearce and Bobby Lamb. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citi-
zens? 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@okeechobee.com.


Upcoming Events


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 interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863) 763-
6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Woman at the Well meet at 7 p.m. in the conference room at The
Gathering, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave., for a weekly 12-step recovery and sup-
port 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 Restau-
rant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., at noon. All Rotarians and the public are invit-
ed. 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 informa-
tion, 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 mem-
ber 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 locat-
ed next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group that offers
support and education for people who have been diagnosed with clini-
cal 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 listen to the great oldies music.
The American Cancer Society meets at 7 p.m. at the Raulerson
Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., in the north dining room. The meetings are
sponsored 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 Rauler-
son Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N. For information, contact Wanda Hass at
(863) 824-2780.
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical 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 Cen-
sus, IGI (International 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 fellow-
ship 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 infor-
mation, call Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlln' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thurs-
days. 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.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W.'Fifth St., is open for
blood donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-
9360.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N'W. Sec-
ond Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863)
357-6257.


Community Events


Church plans vacation Bible school
Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church, 4212 U.S. 441 N., will
host vacation Bible school June 7-10, 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.

Clown class to begin
Another class of Junior Joeys will be held June 6-10 start-
ing at 9 a.m. under the auspices of Toby the Clown Founda-
tion. The class will be taught at the Highland Shrine Club, 2606
S.R. 17 South, in Avon Park. Junior Joeys are children between
the ages of 8 and 15 who want to learn to become clowns. The
foundation is nonprofit. The Optimist Club of Sebring and Jim's
Auto Salvage are sponsors of the program. A parent or guardian
must sign an application form and must accompany the child to
and from classes. Class size is limited and applications are cur-
rently being taken. Applications can be picked-up at the founda-
tion building at 109 W. Interlake Blvd. in Lake Placid, or down-
loaded 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.

Habitat for Humanity board will meet
The Habitat for Humanity board of directors will meet Tues-
day, June 7, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Golden Coral Restaurant,
700 S. Parrott Ave. The board will be discussing family selection,
family support, fund raising, mortgage transfer, and construc-
tion. Please do you best to attend, and bring a friend too.

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

Wildlife center hosts summer camp
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will host its annual
summer camp during the month of June. This wildlife education
camp is open to campers ages 8-12. There will be four separate
sessions: June 6-10; June 13-17; June 20-24; and, June 27-July 1.
The camp will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The cost is $100
per camper. Campers will learn about wildlife and the environ-
ment. 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 par-
ties, a field trip to River Woods which includes a pontoon boat
ride. Since enrollment is limited, it is important to sign up as soon
as possible. For information contact Sue Arnold at (863) 763-
4630.

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

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

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

Public libraries are talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
June 11, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 and 6 p.m.
on WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Phil
Kavanaugh, library project specialist with the Martin County
Library System. The topicwill be the role of the public library in
today's society and the upcoming seventh annual celebration of
International Culture in "Vietnam: Asian Flower" June 16, 17
and 18 at the Stuart Blake Library.

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 pre-
liminary contests, five finalists from across the country will com-
pete 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.


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No place totally safe during lightning storm


This time of year, thunder-
storms are common. Lightning
is just part of life, in Florida, and
the accompanying hazards
should be taken seriously.
Florida holds the record for
the most people killed by light-
ning each year. Between 1990
and 2003, of the 756 persons
killed by lightning in the United
States, 126 persons were in Flori-
da.
Texas, which ranked number
two in lightning deaths, reported
52 fatal lightning strikes in that
same period.
While hurricanes may grab
the headlines, lightning kills
more people in Florida than any
other weather-related phenome-
na.
According to the National
Weather Service, no place is
completely safe during a light-
ning storm lightning can even
strike people who are indoors.
Some places, however, are safer
than others.


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The safest place to be during
a storm, according to the
National Weather Service, is a
large, enclosed building. Once
inside a building, stay away from
electrical appliances and plumb-
ing fixtures.
Lightning can travel a great
distance through power lines or
phone lines. It is generally con-
sidered safe to use a cordless
phone, but the experts advise
against using a regular phone
during a lightning storm.
Open buildings, such as pic-
nic shelters are not considered


safe. Metal buildings, such as
storage sheds, are also unsafe.
If no suitable building is near-
by, an enclosed vehicle such as
an automobile, van or school
bus can be a good alternative.
Open vehicles, such as convert-
ibles, are not safe.
Inside the vehicle, roll up the
windows and avoid touching the
ignition, radio or doors until the
storm is over. Should lightning
strike the vehicle, the vehicle's
metal shell will conduct the
lightning around and away from
you. It's only a myth that the rub-
ber tires provide insulation.
Lightning can strike more
than 10 miles away from the
center of a thunderstorm. If you
hear a storm approaching, time
the delay between lightning and
the thunder. If there are 30 sec-
onds or less between the sound
of the thunder and the flash of
the lightning, you are within
striking range of the lightning
and should immediately seek


shelter.
Counting the seconds, how-
ever, does not always mean you
are safe because lightning can
sometimes strike beyond the
audible range of the storm.
That's why it's important to
check weather reports.
Most people who are struck
by lightning are not hit directly.
More often, they are struck by
current running through the
ground. This is called "side
flash."
The National Weather Service
provides the following tips for
treating lightning strike victims:
Call 9-1-1 immediately. Pro-
vide information about location
and about the lightning strike.
If the victim is the open,
carefully move the victim to a
safer spot so the rescuers will
not be in danger.
If the victim is not breathing
and has no pulse, start mouth-
to-mouth resuscitation and CPR.


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Working on quilts
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Cattle INdustry Bein

Florida By The Brah

Sweat And Are Easy


riltedt frovm TK.XA'a LIlVE'-
T'HOCK JOURNAL.
)IT)'Ol'S NOTrE: Mr. Homrey is1
the former owner of the Gaines-
ville Livestock Market and has
varied interests in Florida. His;
home is The Highlands, Lake-
land, Florida.
ItAIHMAN CATTY.lX
By T. Horney
Since Floridat ;it a cattle state
hits moved tup to 1:ih pl'situin, as
of Janlltary 1. 1.Hs, insteadl of 1-t
oas of Ja.utlary 1, 1917. tand since
tucxst of those castle are rahuiaun
--ipurebred or grade; and since I
int> a Floridian. I want. to take
this opportunity to disabuse your
mtind of some of lhe false impres-
.sious that the majority of stock
men living outside of the Guli
tConist states has acquired.
Possibly the more cattlemlen are
not cn'versant wili hBrahman cat-
tle than are is because the Indian
rattle are so new to the 'Uniitedl
States,
ULt me quake his prediction:
Just as smon as stockmen learn
more about Ahe outstanding and
"etiflw 'ftmture of Brahmans,
title Urahman will beh as popular dAit
never the cattle country as It is
now in the Gulfi Coast states.
Crossbreeding registered Brah-
man bulls on British and cows of
other breeds Is the answer to the
cattleman's prayer. The quicker
breeders of beef-producing cattle
realize this, the quicker their
ranchos will show a greater prof-
it.
The following ten characteristics


ig Enhanced In Farm Housing

Iman's Who Program Is

Grazers Launched Here

of Brahman prove beyond any Applicatlons for loan, to build
reasonable doubt that purebred or repair farm houses and other
Blrahman cattle or crossbred cat- farm buildings are being received
tie carrying as much as 50 per at the County Agent's office in
cent Braham blood, should make Okee!hobee.
any progressive cattleman switch This is a new program under
to Brahmaus. the National Housing Act of Con-
Brahmans never have pinkeye; gress. All loans will be subject
they are good meat producers; they to the approval of the local com-
are long distance grazers; they milttee, D. W. Coker, Rev. M. M.
mnake better use of food consmn- .nti ad Horace Lowe.,> The


ed; they are quickly adaptable to
(liunatic conditions; the purebred
Brahman i4; usually as docile as
a (log. and it properly handled,
there are few cattle more gentle;
they will weigh more at a given
age than any other cattle; they are
insect resistant ; and they give
more and richer milk than any
other beef-producing breed.
Let me enlarge on these ten
points in which the Brahman ex.
cels:
Brahmans never have pinkeye.
As any cattleman knows, pinkeye
is an annoying and dangerous dis-
ease. I have known other cattle
to go stone blind of pinkeye. It
takes a long time for cattle to get
over this disease. They lose weight
yeais iat gr as eatI f ttention,.
cost money and sometimes die.
There is no good reason for me to
attempt to explain why Brahman
cattle do not have pinkeye when
you may have your ideas about it.
Suffice it to say: Brahman's don't
have it,
There are plenty of cattlemen
who have raised Brahmans for
years who will tell you in no un-
certain terms that Brahman steers


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are the best itaet-produeing cattle
known to the beef breed; that their
dressing percentage is high; that
they have a low bone percentage;
that they yield more edible meat
and; that the meat will be of bet-
ter texture. A great many experi-
ments have been conducted and
tests made to prove that the. Brah-
man will produce a better carcass
and will have a higher dressing
percentage. In ahnost all these
tests Brahmans have graded AA
and have had a dressing percent-
age of from 60 to 65 per cent,
The progressive cattleman's
chief aim now is, and always has
beea, t.o tt as ~tanyWt Utiston as
fast and as cheap as possible ,
Therefore he must look to that
cheapest of all feeds-grass. ,He
need look no further. The Brah-
man is his answer, The Brahman
cow is not only a good, fast grazer,
but her calf at an early age be-
comes a good forager. He will
travel as far and as fast as ills
mother in search of good grass
and. water.


The Brahman must have a stom-
ach 'like an ostrich-they can di-
gest almost -n thwr,- and turn it
Into beef. They will eat more of-
ten, eat less food at a time and
seem to digest their food better.
Many feeding and digestion trials
and tests have been made in dry-
lot and pasture from. time to time.
These tests prove that the Brah.
man make better use of the feed
consumed than almost any other
beef-producing breed.
Brahnmats, owi'ng to their adapt-
ability to withstand the colder
:climates of the northern states as[
well as the excessive heat of the
Indian dry season, thrive any-
where. One of the most import-
'iut differences of Brahmans and
other cattle is the ability of the
Indian cattle to sweat. It is a
well known fact that Brahmans
regulate body temperature by
means of sweat glands. Regard-
less of what you have always
heard, Brahman cattle sweat,
while the European cattle do not.
That pendulant dewlap and loose
,skin underneath the body of a
Brahman was put there for a pur.
pose. That purpose, coupled with
the ability to sweat, forms an effici-
ent cooling system which the Brah-
man alone has. The result of this
lower body temperature is two-
fold: The Brahman does not loose
the weight he has gained froil ex-
cessive heat, and he does not
spend most of the hot hours of the
day in the shade; hle will be out
in the sun peacefully grazing,


We livestock eni in Florida--
where purebred Brahman cattle
A C INERY Iare found in large numthbors--!get
a big kick out of the assertion that
Brahmans are a vi iouss wild. bad-
acting cattle. There is no more
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matter of fact, one of the major
virtues of the Brahman is their
SFORT PIERCE, FLORIDA gentle nature. Of course. the cross-
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-M- i are wild,.vicious and mean- These
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iti Il i l uio""lid tile Pet eer
.in' iln Fhor'ii y iY n U ;k:It c ml 6C i.( Anuimal Coinvn.' ntli of the
IW !d in the DeIem.ter ishur om ;Am|),er a. A.,i va S.trock AsVoiaUoi)l ........
'1Te A!le'r'an .'., t e Ja 1- nary .1 7., t're will be WVa have or nolllaomition for the
lh,'ida has a s.!.bsi:utial l ew t i),;ay on It l;oketoo,( lo' iree noer meanest man on earth. Someone
1wo00m i 'i istl!e ilinstry. s.ays pasture n110to which to mlovo their shot the pet deer at the Williaali
writer IDo n Eddy i Pl an i ulol' -l ds. 'eonti"to- si aor Ol Pe;arce. s 1 'Place five miles north of Okee-
iitled "Cowl'anls On 0 .h :,.P' active in hO Floriida Stato Cattlet- 'hobee on Road 15.
fruit lIang !o. Moreover, d(. ,ntn's As-o itU.n It would have been impossible
E ldy, "loridt bwf is first- .e vt wi and to mistake this pet as it had on
cl's ddy, "' food". il nf i t- oSev ere eastern holtex's and a leather collar and was grazing
largess ri o-... f angeurtaihnn'lt of rangeland expa'i- between a Brahman bull and a
,arge '.I,.,, I, fur chang- sion in the west by government crippled mileh cow in a fenced
ing the whole compllexion of the land holding, said Pearer, aree tPed ar theh -cow in a fenced
Fl,,idal beI. business, lddy re- atntng rinherS to look for bet, atto who had thel barn The Ar-
iKports, was the di.overy thlti eat- t lo.ationU for thhir bie lio ,dothu tl ^ tt fp to raise,
lie relish eirutis l) d'i t1)> thet .. (i' thu ltal out after the deer
inolasses tllat stems tllhered'o. )l>s' w' shot t'foln the highway and
"This winter," hlie elates, "1,- "Many of tilt' sl.ockmlei{I attend- Ihe shooter drove toward Okeecho-
S100,00i goo.lhapiy cattle are ,runtill- ing tdhe Cotnielition are S plai'tlig ha beeI came back, picked the deer
atin. over the state's 20.000.O0 earlysy arrivals oivr Stay0Vt's n tip aid puttt t irtto the ear and
Florida to look over tie Statw'G dl-ovo lltllh
acres of grazing lad., Thiey are
valued at T(e,0f000.n'0m, which fi potentialities" earce, a momler The women and children who
six times what the state's total rof the State Ljvostotk Sanitary lost thOir pet wore so excited and
.ow poillwatin was worth 10 years Board and cattleman, said Florida saddened they did not get the li.
ao, More than 1,000.000 are w be a le t l ile visiting se 1 ber of the car
l'.,, battle, which makes 'lorida (attlemen a winter SCell new to .....
o thi th heef. l most of thiileI. Ac(tsitotned to hav-
S hm- ing to house and grain-feed thoir
"The (itru.s-mol;,ses industry stock ti.. .'. grim winm r, thle BABY CHICKS A
is already la towering giant. Seven western 'isitrps will sn e Florida And
rluirrn's lakt seas-n tu ~d out (cattle kne-e deep in hlush piatures.
16,000,000 gallons. Only 5 years i cattlemen great able to O tle STARTED CHICKS
a:go, cowmen customnarily shipped catnlen reatof herds and the de-
their cattle north to grain-produe- velopl etig of oasrds, aind ti e BIAGESS
ing states f ,f,,,,, before relopiielt ( t pastors, Baid tile n it
il statee, 'al i be eechoilee stockman. TIhe stat e

Today, they not only tatten their i I o.zv th- an ii l .ll .i e !1 ,
)ef at home, bt import cattle ipllantd pasture, withL several rtil.l S rP L ,
... ttllion acres capable f development,
for fafotlten and (I marketing wilh- "
for tti. ". ,11 lre said.l Moreover, he added, the
+ Iby-.rod-etes of the eitrua ani stig


I There are some 63.000 ranches
inland along (he peninsula's back.
bone from the Georgia-Alabama
border southward into the Ever-
glades and the ranches alone, Eddy
estimates, are worth about a bil-
lion dollars.

managers want so that they will
put on a good show. They are
hand-pieked especially for their
viciousness Just as an outlaw
horse is -chosen for his ability to
back.
Since the earliest days of the
cattle industry in the United
States, cattlemen have been striv-
ing to produce a large fast-grow-
ing beef breed of cattle that would
mature rapidly and that would
produce a carcass of tender, edible
meat. These old pioneers tried to
cross buffalo with their native
cows, but these experiments were
very discouraging and were aban-
doned. P'lut. il, all such ex-
periments have been failures until
,the Brahmana was imported early
in the century. Front the begin-
ning when a purebred B'ralhman
was used on ppurebred cows of
European origin, or any other
beef producing breed, the result
has been a calf from 25 to 95 per
cent larger than both parents at
the same age. It is important to
note that the Brahman-sired ani-
mal will produce a carcass yield-
ing a more edible meat and will
have a higher dressing percentage
when given any food-fed other an
Intals.
Brahmans are insect resisting.
Many states are perfect breeding
grounds for all kinds of annoying
'hisects which irritate European
cattle to such a degree that they
not only cannot rest or graze
enough to gain, but they get sict
and die. However, Prahman catth
seem to be immune to these mos
quitoos, lice, ticks and files, Their
short hair and tough skin make it
well-nifgh impossible for aninsec
to enter.
Tests have revealed that Brah
i man cows produce more and rit
r ie milk than even the so-calle
r dairy breeds,
When all of these controlling
o characteristics are united in on
e breed, there is but one answer-
o Brahmans.


ar industries have created a sup.
ply of good homegrown food to
supplement your year-around
grazing.
Decision of a large number of
western eattlement to move their
operations to Florida, said Pearce,
could raise thistate to the fore-
front of cattle-producing areas.
Florda, leads in the southeast and
now fluctuates between 14th and
19th among cattle-producing states,
he said.


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Deec. 9-10-Third Annual Polk County Youth Show ............. Bartow
Dee, 14-15- Tri County Fat Stock Show and Sale ..........Wauchula
Jan. 4-7-American National Llvesttck Assn. Convention........Miami
Jan. 16-20-Ocala Brahman Show and Sale ............. ....Ocala
Tin, 21-Polk Brahman Farms Second Annual Sale ...... Winter Haven
Tan. 30-Feb. 1-West Florida Fat Cattle Show and Sale....... Qulitey
lai. 31-Feb., 1-Florida State Fair ........................ Tampa
Flb. l1-l.-Houston Fat Stoelt Show and Livestock Exp.. Houston, Tex.
"'eb. 16-17-Fourth Annual Florida Hereford Show and Saloe....Ocala
Peb. 25-Modena Aberdeen-Angus Auction ..............Savannah, Ga.
March 2,- -Brahman Auction, Hardee County Livestovk Mkt..Wauchula
April 6- -Brahman Auction, Hardeo County Livestock Mkt... .Wauchula
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Rick Lucas (left) and Al Reed (right) finished in first place
with a total weight of 15,.51 Ibs. in a tournament sponsored
by Oakview Baptist Church Saturday afternoon at Okee-
Tantie Marina.


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Tournament director Pat Malone (left) congratulates. Justin
Schwier (right) for his first-place finish at the Headturn-
ers3.com tournament held this past weekend at Okee-
Taritie Marina. Schwier had a two-day total weight of 34.08
lbs.


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Jim Medlin of West Palm Beach had a successful weekend
at the Headturners3.com tournament. He finished in sec-
ond place with a two-day total weight of 32.58 Ibs. He was
also named the Angler of the Year Sunday, as this was the
final tournament of this year's trail.


Schwier wins Headturners3.com tourney


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Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Daniel Hernandez beamed as he showed off one of the bass
he and his dad Eddie O'Berry pulled in Saturday morning
during the Oakview Baptist Church tournament. They
received $90 for their fifth place finish.


Lucas and Reed win


church bass tourney


Medlin named
By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Justin Schwier was in the
lead with 20 lbs. of bass follow-
ing the first day of the two-day
Headturners3.com tournament
held at Okee-Tantie Marina. As
the 18 other anglers competing
in the tournament came to the
scale Sunday afternoon,
Schwier waited in line uncer-
tain as to whether his bag of


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angler of year
fish would be heavy enough to
hold onto first place.
As the leader of the first day
of competition, Schwier was
the last to weigh in and the
bags brought in by Jim Medlin,
Mike Holland, Steve Yeatts and
others appeared to be large
enough to pull the lead from
Schwier's grasp. As Schwier
finally stepped onto the weigh-
in stage, the crowd waited for
tournament director Pat Mal-


one to call Schwier's weight.
The 14.08-lb. bag, added to Sat-
urday's weight of 20 lbs. for a
two-day total of 34.08 lbs,. was
enough to clinch first place for
Schwier.
Medlin finished the week-
end in second place with 32.58
lbs., followed by Holland in
third with 32.54 lbs.
Yeatts placed fourth with a
total of 28.94 lbs.
James Conrad, Jr.'s 26.02-
lbs. of bass put him in fifth
place.
There were 162 fish weigh-


ing a total of 379.58 lbs. caught
during the two-day tourney,
with all 162 being released alive
back into the lake.
Since this was the final tour-
nament of the 12-tourney trail,
Pat Malone announced the top
angler awards.
' Medlin was named the trail's
Angler of the Year and will
receive a trip to Las Vegas later
this year. George Green was
named the runner-up for the
Angler of the Year award, and
Rookie-of-the-Year honors
went to Dean Herdman.


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By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Twenty-seven teams took to the
water in an early morning down-
pour to compete in the Oakview
Baptist Church bass tourney Satur-
day.
When they returned to Okee-
Tantie Marina at 1 p.m. for weigh-
in, the team of Al Reed and Rick
Lucas put 15.51 lbs. of bass onto
the scale to capture first place.
They received $600 for their soggy
morning on the lake.
Bob Owens fished alone this
tournament and finished in second
place with 15.04 lbs. He earned
$300 for his efforts.
Third place and 'a check for


$200 went to Mike Daughtery and
Wayne Kidd with a total weight of
13.88 lbs.
Ray Davino and Jim Wilson
received a $115 check for their
fourth-place finish.
Eddie O'Berry and his son
Daniel Hernandez took home a
$90 check for their fifth-place fin-
ish.
Ken Goodwin and Mike Ray-
burn brought 12.01 lbs. of bass to
the scale to claim sixth place and a
check for $70.
The Oakview Baptist Church
will sponsor its next tournament
on July 2 at the Okee-Tantie Mari-
na. For information contact the
church at (863) 763-1699.


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Sports Briefs


Slate for tennis
lessons announced
Dave Ellis, a USPTR certified ten-
nis pro and high school coach, is
offering five weeks of recreational
tennis lessons at the Okeechobee
Sports Complex.
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 les-
sons 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 les-
sons will be held June 7-10 from 8
a.m. until 6 p.m.
Lessons are $25 and will be on a
first-come, first-served basis.
For information, contact' the
pool office at' the Sports Complex
(863) 467-7667.
Junior golf clinic
will be June 13-17
Waldau's junior golf clinic, host-
ed by Waldau's Junior Golf, Inc.
and the Okeechobee Golf and
Country Club, will be held June 13-
17 from 8 a.m. until noon each day.
The clinic is open for junior
golfers between the ages of 7-12


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


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The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, June 7, 2005


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 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

You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his or
her full potential and become a
volunteer mentor for the Presi-
dent's Challenge to SOAR/Take
Stock in Children Scholarship pro-
gram. It's a proven life-changing
program that provides four-year
college scholarships to deserving
sixth and ninth graders in local
communities. The mentor meets
with the student one hour per
week at his/her school. Volunteer
opportunities are available in Indi-
an River, Martin, St. Lucie and
Okeechobee counties. Please call
the Indian River Community Col-
lege Foundation at (772) 462-
4786.
Halfway House
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work
with our adolescent boys. If you
have any free time or talents you
would like to share, call Ed Wimes
at (863) 357-0047.
Consumer credit
counseling offered
If debt threatens you, talk with
your creditors about developing a
revised payment schedule or call
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice for a free and confidential
appointment. For information, call
(561) 434-2544 or (800) 330-2227.
Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library, on the corner of north-
west Second Street and Second
Avenue. Entertain or educate
yourself, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Chris-
tian romances, and 575 videos.
Prepare a paper on comparative
religion, a book report, programs
for men, women or children, a
craft project or a Sunday school
lesson. We use the Dewey Deci-
mal System, the same as school
and public libraries. As a private
library we can and do preview our
media. Currently, the library is
staffed Sunday from 9:30 a.m.
until 12:30 p.m., and Wednesday
evening from 6 until 8 p.m. Con-
tact Doris Entry at (863) 763-4021.
Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendry
Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., Eng-
lish as second language classes,
Monday and Wednesday from 10
a.m. until noon, adult basic edu-
cation/GED, Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m. -until 4
p.m.; Seminole Reservation,
Brighton, Adults basic educa-
tion/GED, Tuesday and Thursday
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church
at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, Eng-
lish as a second language, Tues-
day and Thursday, from 4 until 8
p.m.; One-Stop, 123 S.W Park St.,
adult basic education/GED, Mon-


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Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


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.
(863)467-8960
FOUND: Red Nosed Pit Bull
Puppy, female. Call to identi-
fy 863-697-2505
LADIES JACKET- Must de-
scribe. Leave message
(863)610-3920.


BLACK LONG HAIR RETRIEV-
" ER- "Abby", lost in Platts
Bluff on 5/31.
(863)467-3645.
Lost: fancy cane, left in cart
at Walmart. REWARD!
(863)357-1401
PEKINGESE DOG, Female,
White w/maroon & hunter
green collar. Lost in vic. of Ea-
gle Bay Drive. (863)697-1390
PIT/CUR MIX, 5yrs old, aprox
70lbs, missing on 6/4, vic of
Old Fort Denaud, reward
(863)675-2310

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ADULT CATS 1 Blue Russian
female w/ 7 toes, 1 blk Tom,
good mouser, both free to
good home. (863)763-8892
CUR, 7 yrs. & Red Nosed Pit-
bull, 4 yrs. Neutered males.
Great w/kids. Housebroken,
updated shots. 863)447-0965

CURR/BULL DOG MIX- Male,
lyr old. Free To Good Home
Only! (863)357-3994.
Free to good home, 6 mos.
old, male, Walker hound
dog, all shots, neutered,
(863)467-8038
German Shepherd/Sharpel
mix puppies, 1 male, 1 fe-
male, 6 weeks old, to good
home. (863)675-4211
KITTENS, Bottle Fed. Cute!!
Free to good home.
(863)357-3683
Lots of free dogs, to good
homes only, all types.
(863)227-2600
REFRIGERATOR, Whirlpool, 3
door, works great, You Haul
Away. (863)824-0884


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


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Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
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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 orto arrange an interview, Call 941-769-1769.

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


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Daily work Daily pay
Report to Labor Finders 6am
105 SW 3rd Ave.


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


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


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


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


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


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

COSMETOLOGIST/
MANAGER
Call today,work
tomorrow, Lori:
800-736-1379
Email:
champsinc(
adelphia. net
www.champs
haircuts.com
Customer Service Rep, need
good phone skills, computer
skills & able to work 1/2
days on Saturdays.
( 863)467-4007 ask for
rooke


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
HELP WANTED: Local Hwy
Const. Project. Hiring Labor-
ers, Flaggers & Heavy Equip
Operators 772-778-7301
Looking for Someone
Exp'd For Concrete
Block & Flatwork.
Must have drivers license.
Annual starting salary: $30K
for qualified applicants.
863-357-0852

Manager wanted to manage
senior mobile home park &
RV park. Call Mr. Kelbie at
* 954-445-2339.
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
WANTED CASHIERS &
DRIVERS
Apply in person only. Proper
attire necessary., immed.
openings. Okee. Discount
Drugs 203 SW Park St.
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


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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.
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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



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weekends,' holidays, call
863')763-8268 or
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Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



COASTAL CLEANING
We Clean
Homes, Offices,
Carpets, Windows.
Call (863)357-6005
Licensed& Bonded
Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have
you looked for it?



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



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(954)540-9659
Oklahoma
Graduate ;
Shoes = $70
Trim = $25

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Want to save money?
Get your own permit
Be Your Own Boss,
NO money down
Carports, skirting
& interior repairs
Call BOB Now!!
(863)357-3141


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opportunities for New Independent
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets 'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins. Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer-Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, ULinens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment,'
Supplies 625
Household Items A30
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
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Tos & Games 730
V Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER
20K BTU Reverse Cycle,
window unit, $275 or best
offer (863)674-0467.
AIR CONDITIONER
New, 21k BTU, needs 220
electric $350
(863)357-8788
AIR CONDITIONERS (2) 5
Ton, For DW. Includes 6 yr.
warrantee. Like brand new.
$1200 (863)697-1894
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.
(863)675-5929


BREAKFRONT/SECRETARY:
Antique, Mahogany. Circa late
1800. Beautiful condition.
$500 neg. (863)467-6805
CHINA CABINET- antique,
asking $30. (863)675-4912.
SOFA, CHAIR, ROCKER- wal-
nut and cane, $350.
(863)763-4525.
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
classified.


DRYER- apartment size,
works nice, $100.
(863)675-7694.
MICROWAVE OVEN, excellent
condition, $20.
(863)675-2596
REFRIGERATOR- 19 cu. ft.,
Frostfree, asking $75.
(863)675-0104.
REFRIGERATOR, Whirlpool,
Ig., beige, frost free, x-lg.
freezer, exc. cond., $150.
(863)675-2596
STOVE, Electric, Stainless
Steel. $50. (863)697-6464
STOVE, Gas, Frigidaire. White.
$400 or best offer.
(863)357-3639


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


STEEL BUILDING 30x40,
$5000, you move.
(863)634-9583



GARAGE DOOR- 16x8, good
condition, $250,
(863)467-1717.
SLIDING PATIO DOORS (2)
4'x7', tinted glass, $100 for
both (239)246-3549
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.



COOLER 6x8 walk in cooler
w/floor, good for drinks,
produce or hunters game
$2500 (239)657-3316
REACH IN COOLER
3 door, good for drinks or
produce $800 (239)657-3316



BABY CRIB Oak color, grows
w/ child into youth bed $75
(863)357-2863



ROSENTHAL- 8pl setting,
Made in Germany, wheat de-
sign, gold trim, 50 yrs old,
never used $400
(863)357-2233.


BASEBALL CARDS- Approx.
3000. Few NBA & Football.
95% is Major League. $250.
or best offer (863)634-6565
RECORDS (150)
78's & 33's $100 for all or will
separate (863)763-6291



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
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
$300./all. (863)674-0467.
COMPUTER DESK- large,
gray, must see, will deliver
locally, $60. 983-0950 Cle-
wiston.
DAYBED- Cherry Sleigh bed
style, $300 or best offer.
(863)634-4200.
DESK, Wooden. Great for
computer. $40
(863)697-6464
DINETTE SET, 4 chairs on
caster wheels. $50
(863)357-3439
DINING ROOM SET
Table w/ four matching chairs.
Good cond. $225
(863)467-6550
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
6'long, light oak color, $75
(863)357-2863
LR SUITE- used, fair condi-
tion, color pattern, $100.
(863)675-4912.
MATTRESS- California King
size, good condition, paid
$800 asking $100
(863)675-0104
QUEEN SIZE BED- mattress &
boxspring, frame & cream
colored wood headboard
$125. (239)728-9996.
SLEEPER SOFA
$150 (863)674-0405 or
(863)673-5325
SLEEPER SOFA- Overstuffed
blue w/ floral print, Gently
used, Clean & comfortable,
$150 (863)357-0060.
WATERBED- King size, ready
to set up. No headboard
$100. (863)763-6909.
WICKER SOFA- Coffee table &
chair. Good quality furniture.
$125. (863)467-6573



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


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


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ELECTRICAL BOX, Square D,
8 circuit, w/2 single & 2
double circuit breakers, $50.
(863)467-0479
FAN- Floor model, 20" Hamp-
ton Bay, w/remote, $20.
(863)467-2112.
HAND PUMP- $80, water w/o
electric, complete w/steel fit-
ting & brass valves to install.
(863)467-4389 mornings.
KEY MACHINE
w/ blank keys, priced rea-
sonably at $400
(863)674-0296
PVC FENCE- 49 sections,
posts, caps and gates,
$850. (772)285-8405



PIANO, Gul Bransen, real ivory
keys, perfect tuning, $600 or
best offer (863)467-6693 or
(863)634-1636


AMERICAN BULL DOG- Ap-
prox 2 yr, Neutered Male,
Good w/childreo. House
broke. $250. 863-634-6565.
BOAR- Poland China, pure
breed, 15 months old, about
4001bs. $350
/ (863)805-8789/677-0750
CUTE KITTENS- Some 7 toed,
Free To Good Home.
(863)763-8892.
DOG HOUSES- for medium to
large dogs. 2 for $30.
(863)763-7497 Okeecho-
bee.
EXOTIC FAINTING GOAT-
$150. Call evenings,
(863)675-4098.
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS-
AKC reg., 5-males, Ready
June 9th $400. Cash only.
(863)357-3026
GUINEA PIG / RABBIT CAGE,
Like new 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



PORT-A-POTTY
New in box never been used
pd $80 sell for $50
(863)675-4361 after 5pm



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, Blaqk
Columbia 300, 161bs, 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.


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- Coleman, 5000
watt, 10 HP, new in box,
wheel kit included. $600.
(863)763-0944.
GENERATOR: Small. $500 or
best offer. (863)357-3388



HOOVEROUND- Electric
Scooter, $500. Or best of-


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

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed 'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered E'25
Farm Supplies'.
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry 'Supplies E.60
Seeds.' Plants.
Flowers 865


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

Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places '910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos-
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 950
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent c'55
Storage Space -
Rent 960



FORT DRUM, 2 Bdrm., 2 BA,
garage. Quiet country set-
ting. Small pet okay. Fenced
yard monthly or seasonal.
(305)944-2721.
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


QUARTER MARE 9yrs old
Gentle, $900 (863)675-3032
SPOTTED WALKER FILLIE
2 /2 yrs old, green broke, very
sweet, $1500.
(863)843-2495.
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
FINISH MOWER, 6 ft., like
new, used one season,
S 9 0 0
(863)675-1914/673-1846
FLY MOW LAWN MOWER,
Good condition. $75
(863)675-8168
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- John Deere
180 & Husky mower. $600.
ea. (863)763-4149 or
561-758-4337
SCREEN ROOM- w/insulated
roof, 12x26, $500 you must
remove. (772)486-1914.

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Chaise Lounge
Equipped with sturdy wheels and an adjustable back,
this do-it-yourself chaise lounge is a comfortable,
convenient classic. Finished naturally or painted, it
will look great on the patio or next to the pool this
spring. Full-size traceable patterns and straightfor-
ward construction techniques make this a good pro-
ject for woodworkers of all skill levels. The com-
pleted chaise lounge measures 78 inches long by 30
inches wide.
The plan includes complete step-by-step instruc-
tions with photos, full-size traceable patterns and a
materials list.
Chaise Lounge plan (No. 81) ... $8.95
Chaise Lounges Package (No. C98)
Four projects incl. 81 $20.95
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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
HOSPITAL BED- Invacare,
electric, new matt, plus air
matt w/pump incid. $900
neg. (863)655-3436.


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Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.'
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



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

Mobile Homes



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



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
TREASURE ISLAND, 2/2, Fur-
nished. Avail. now. Very pri-
vate lot w/screen porch, etc.
$875 mo. 863)357-3639



FLEETWOOD '99, 3/2 w/2 Car
Garage & fpl. & many extras.
on 3 large, lots, fenced back-
yd. Must see. 863-447-0965

Recreation



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



14'V HULL BOAT
Aluminum, w/trailer. $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- 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







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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
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doing you in, ifs time to
look for a helper in the
classifieds.


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



BOAT TRAILER, Galvanized
Steel, for 21-24' boat w/tan-
dem surge brakes, wash out &
spare. $550 863)824-0459


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


E1m
Animated Windmill
Built primarily from fir plywood, this decorative
farm-style animated windmill responds to even light
breezes with four blades and a vane. For a touch of
whimsy, as the wind turns the blades it drives a
whirligig shaped like a merry old carpenter sawing a
log. The completed windmill stands nearly 7 feet tall
at the tip of the uppermost blade and measures about
20 inches wide at the base.
Animated Windmill plan (No. 694) ... $9.95
Whirligigs Package (No. C96)
Three'projects ihcl. 694 ... $20.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
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MOTOR, 9.9 EVINRUDE 0/B,
Needs new coil. $50
(863)675-816.,
TRAILER For airboat 14'
good condition, new tires
600 or best offer
(863)634-8960 after 5pm


Harley Davidson 1200
Sportster, '97, new tires,
12k mi., never reg. in Fla.
Call Don bet. 5-8.
(561)992-9491
HONDA GOLD WING INTER-
STATE- mint condition,
5750 miles, $2500
firm.(863)612-0090.
HONDA GOLDWING '83
33K Excellent condition.
$2500. 863-634-7194.
HONDA SHADOW V4- 33K
miles, 500 CC, $1200 or
trade. (863)612-0090



BOMBADGER DS650 Baja,
'03, very few hrs., $4500.
(863)675-0939


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



BUICK LESABRE '87
Good condition, a/c,
runs good. $450.
(772)460-6488 after 6pm


CLASSIC CHEVY CHEVETTE-
'79, 4 CYL, Runs good with
little gas. $500.
(863)675-2598 Lv msg
EL CAMINO- '83, white, Runs
good. Many new parts. New
Tires & CD player $1500.
(772)418-2087
HONDA CIVIC, '04- low miles,
call for details,
(863)983-7415.
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.


OLDSMOBILE TORONADO '85
Totally rebuilt, new tires, low
miles. Runs greatly $6500 or
good offer. (863)824-0884



FORD BRONCO, '87.- runs,
needs some work, $2500 or
trade for boat or 4 wheeler.
(863)634-4338.
FORD EXPLORER SPORT '97,
4X4, Loaded, 2 Dr., Needs
motor work. $2500
(863)634-4104
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo.paint job runs & looks
good $2500.
(863)673-0920.
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CLUB CAR GOLF
w/charger,
(863)467-1518.


CART-
$600.


Goll Carls,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878


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/, 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, '97, 180k mi.,
runs good, $4500.
(863)697-1212
FORD F150 P/U 1989 Needs
motor. $1200
(863)634-4104


FORD BRONCO '86
Full size, 4x4 $600 ask for
Michael (863)967-6632
FORD EXPLORER, '97- 4x4,
runs great, $4500.
(863)234-1522.


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


DODGE CARAVAN- A/C, Pow-
er steering, AM/FM, 96K,
Runs good. $2500.
(863)673-0065.


FORD HANDI CAPPED 1993,
Fully equipped. After 8pm
call (863)357-3634 $3800.
MERCURY VILLAGER GS-
Minvan '98, 7 pass. 68K,
A/C, Auto, All Power, Exc
cond. $6300 863-467-0031
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PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF
INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
WILL HOLD A REGULAR BOARD
MEETING TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2005
AT 3:30 RM. IN THE BOARD ROOM
OF THE BEN L. BRYAN ADMINISTRA-
TION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAM-
PUS OF INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY
COLLEGE AT 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE,
FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596.
NOTICE IS ALSO GIVEN THAT AT 8:30
AM., TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2005 AN
AGENDA MEETING WILL BE HELD IN
THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L.
BRYAN ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
ON THE MAIN CAMPUS, 3209 VIR-
GINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORI-
DA 34981-5596. ANY PERSONS
WISHING TO PLACE BEFORE THAT
BOARD FOR CONSIDERATION ARGU-
MENTS CONCERNING ISSUES OF
LAW OR POLICY OR PRESENT EVI-
DENCE OF ANY PERTINENT FACT
THAT MAY BE IN DISPUTE MUST NO-
TIFY THE PRESIDENT OF THE COL-
LEGE AT LEAST SEVEN DAYS
BEFORE THE SCHEDULED MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES. ANY
PERSONS WISHING TO APPEAL THE
DECISIONS OF THIS BOARD WITH
RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSID-
ERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED
A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS,
AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED
TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS
MADE.
60275 ON 6/7/05
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I ll 1hit1,11LUiI I.UUlHi Of
THE NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
WILLIAM MAYES and BETTY L. MAY-
ES, hls wife,
Plailntifs,
v. CASE#: 2005-CA-15
SUZANN NEIDIG COVINGTON; et al.
ODefendants.
NOTICE OF SUIT-REAL PROPERTY
TO DEFENDANTS: HARRY NUBEN and
NAOMI NUBEN, his wife, and as to
each of the foregoing persons, if alive
or deceased, their unknown heirs, de-
visees, grantees, creditors and all oth-
er parties claiming by, under or
against these Defendants, AND TO
ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CON-
CERN:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion for declaratory relief, reformation
of deeds and quiet title as to the fol-
lowing property in Okeechobee
County, Florida:
Commencing at the northwest corner of
the South 1/2 of Section 32, Township
33 South, Range 35 East, Run thence
North 89 degrees 19'08" East along
the North boundary line of said South
1/2 of Section 32, and along the cen-
ter line ol road for a distance of
3725.11 feet, Thence, run South for a
distance of 35.00 feet for P.O.B.
Thence continue South for a distance
of 330.00 feet. Thence run North 89
degrees 19'08" East for a distance of
317.50 feet thence run North, for a
distance of 330 feet, thence run South
89 degrees 19'08" West for a distance
of 317.50 to Point of Beginning. Ly-
ing and comprising a part of the South
1/2 of Section 32, Township 33
South, Range 35 East, Okeecobee
County, Florida, this parcel is also de-
scribed as Tract II which is the West
2.4 acres, more or less, of LOT 26,
DEER PARK ACRES, and is identified
by the survey by Leon Willis, regis-
tered land surveyor #1358, State of
Florida, and said survey becomes a
part of this deed.
ihas been filed against you and you are
-required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, it any, to It on Plaintiff's
attorney whose name and address
are: JERALD D. BRYANT, ESQUIRE,
316 NW 5th Street, Okeechobee, Flori-
da 34972; and file the original with'the
Clerk of the above styled Court on or
before the 281th day of June, 2005;
otherwise a judgment may be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS thie hand and seal of said
Court on the 28th day of May, 2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circuit Court
By:/S/Debbie Goodrich
Deputy Clerk
59232ON 5/31;6/7,14,21/05
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IN THE CIRCUII COURT OF
THE NINETEENTH JURIDICAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
TIM HARRINGTON, ALLEN FUGERE,
KENNETH R. CHILDS,
Plaintiffs,
v, CASE NUMBER: 2005-CA-154
HARRY E. LUND, JOY B. CLEMENTS,
metal ,
Defendants
NOTICE OF SUIT-REAL PROPERTY
TO DEFENDANTS: HARRY E. LUND, JOY
B CLEMENTS, JOSEPH E. CLEM-
ENTS, ORA A. ANDREWS and
MARION ANDREWS, his wife, CESAR
AUGUSTO CURBELO ALAMO, PEDRO
HIRAM CURBELO ALAMO, and ROSA
MARIE ALAMO MARTINEZ; and as to
each of the foregoing persons, if alive
or deceased, their unknown heirs, de-
visees, grantees, creditors and all oth-
er parties claiming by, under-or
,.., i: .,- Defendants, AND TO
,i1 ;H|;fHo WHOM IT MAY CON-
CERN:'
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion for quiet title of the following
property in Okeechobee County, Flori-
da:
PARCEL 1
The East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the
South 1/2 of the North 1/2 of TRACT
24, SECTION 34, Township 34 South,
Range 33 East, according to the plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 4 at
Page 3A-D of the Public Records of
Okeechobee County, Florida; subject
to an easement of the South 30 feet
thereof for road and drainage purpos-
es.
PARCEL
The East 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the South
1/2 of the South 1/2 of Tract 4, Sec-
tion 4, Section 28, Township 34
S' South, Range 33 East, according to
the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book
4 at Pages 3A-D inclusive of the Okee-
chobee County Public Records.
PARCEL
The West 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the
North 1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 08,
Section 29, Township 34 South,
Range 33 East, according to theplat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 4 at
Pages 3A-D, inclusive of the Okeecho-
bee County Public Records.
PARCEL 6
Lot 71, Block 59, of BASSWOOD ES-
TATES, UNIT 5, according to the plat
thereof in Plat Book 3, Page 51, of the
Public Records of Okeechobee
County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to t on Plaintiffs
attorney whose name and address
Share: JERALD D. BRYANT, ESQUIRE,
316 NW 5th Street, Okeechobee, Flori-
da 34972; and file the original with the
Clerk of the above styled Court on or
before the 28th day of June, 2005;
otherwise a judgment may be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the Complaint.
WITNESS the hand and seal of said
Court on the 27th day of May, 2005:
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: /S/Beatrice Rodriguez
Deputy Clerk
59219 ON 5/31;6/7,14,21/05


Community Events


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

Application available for ESE scholarships
The Okeechobee County School Board Exceptional Student Educa-
tion Department has sent out letters to parents of ESE students that may
be eligible for John McKay scholarships. An eligible student is a child that
has an active IEP, and was enrolled in public school in Okeechobee dur-
ing both the October and February child counts. The scholarship can be
used to attend a private school that accepts the students, or'students may
attend another public school that has a similar program. There is an appli-
cation process that can be accessed through the internet at
www.fldoe.org. For information, call Cathleen Blair, ESE director, at (863)


462-5000, ext. 255. The deadline for applications is July 3.

Dates for fall bazaar announced
The annual Fall Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show and Sale sponsored by Xi
Nu Sigma, the Avon Park Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, is scheduled for Sat-
urday, Oct. 1, at Donaldson Park in Avon Park. Proceeds from this
fundraiser are used throughout the year for community projects. Past pro-
ceeds 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 accept-
ed. 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 applica-
tions 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. 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 seek-
ing tax deductible donations to help rebuild their playground that was
damaged during the hurricanes. For more information, call Grace Christ-
ian Schools at (863) 763-3072.


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