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Wednesday, Juuac 89 2005


v %01. 96 No. 159


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Index


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
For William S. Willis, his
47th birthday was not a happy
one it was spent in the Okee-
choblee County Jail.
The Slainville, Ohio, resident
was booked into the county jail
Saturday, June 4, under a total
bond of $190,000 one day
before his birthday.
Willis was extradited to
on four local war-
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le was also charged with
failure to secure workman's
compensation coverage and
three counts Of operating with-


out a con-
tractor's
license.
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These
charges
were filed
against
Willis by the
of VUL.
State
Florida.
Accord- William WilliS
ing to a press
release from the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO), a number of corn-
plaints had been received from
homeowners about purported
contractors offering to repair


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Bv Audrev BlackweU
6keechobe News
Adding to a %m list of
I achievements, Louis E, 'Red'
Larson recently was named
Lancaster/Sunbelt Expo Flori-
da Farmer of the Year.
-\\ 1FI111FIg the award was a
real pleasure," Mr. Larson said.
He will represent Florida in
the Southeastern Farmer of the
lex Year competition during the
Sunbelt Agricultural Exposi-
tion, "North America's Premier
on Farm Show;" that will run Oct.
18-20 in Moultrie, Ga.
Mr. Larson will receive a
cash award of $2,500 for win-
ning the Florida competition.
The Southeastern winner will
receive a $14,000 cash award.
The state and '101,11hudlit III
winners will receive additional
prizes from iul 11C 1, -d ML.I. spon-
sors.
The winners of eight state
competitions who will vie for
the top Southeastern award
are from the states of Alabama,
Florida, Georgia, Mississippi,
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North Carolina, South G
na, Tennessee and '. i i i i i i. i
A large -ill in Mr. Larson's
otti.c. is filled
I h awards and certificates of
related to busi-
ness'erideavors, as well as
dairy '1.,, ii-iici,,1 The m im)
lists a few of hi s accomplish-
ments: Mr. Larson and his fain-
ily were the Florida Farm
Bureau's first Farin of
the Year in 1977. He served as
president of the Florida Agri-
culture C.-airicd from 1977 until
1979. In 1979 he was elected to
the Dairy Hall of Fame, and in
1981 he was inducted into the
Florida Agricultural Hall of
Fame.
One plaque on the wall
reads it is a Service Award for
his ,- i rig as Director of Sun
Bank from 1974 until 1986.
Mr. Larson was nominated
for the recent award by Tom
Hill, assistant director of field
servies for the Florida Farm
Bureau.
"I've been trying to bring
recognition to the farmers in


this area of the state. We have
some tremendous farmers
here, and he [I-h Larson] is
one of the best," said Mr. Hill.
Rod Hemphill, Florida Farm
Bureau public relations direc-
tor, said winning this award is
like an achievement in agricul-
ture award because all of Mr.
Larson's accomplishments
were considered.
For Mr. Larson, dairy farm-
ing is a way of life. Hie was
born on a dairy farm in South
Dakota in 1924. His family
moved to Florida in the early
1930s when his grandparents
ran a metal working shop- in
Hollywood.
"They were some of the
earlier settlers there," he said.
Mr. Larson always had an
for working dairy
1 and started a dairy farm
in Broward County in 1947. He
worked cattle there and in
Dade and Palm Beach counties
through the early 1950s.
"I've had multiple dairy
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_Bv Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At their Thursday meeting,
the_ Okeechobee County
Board of County Commission-'
ers will probably spend a
good deal of time discussing
five items some of which
have aroused a great deal of
interest and controversy.
Commissioners are sched-
uled to consider two pro-
posed zoning changes, and
debate a revised lease with the
Association of Retarded Citi-
zens (ARC). On the positive
side, there will be a discussion
of a proposed FP&L plant in


St. Lucie County and discus-
sion of the Hurricane Housing
Recovery Program.
Sometimes zoning
changes are passed with little
or no discussion. However,
that has not been the case
with the two zoning cases
coming before the commis-
sioners Thursday.
Trey W and Loralie T. Ben-
nett, property owners, and
East and East Realty, appli-
cant, have requested a change
in zoning from commercial to
residential general for proper-
ty on U.S. 441 S.E. The proper-
See Meeting Page 2


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with other houses. The sites
for building are selected from
donated property or lots from
city and county government in
areas in need of improvement,
Mr. Ritter told Rotary Club
members that with the plans
to build more houses, one of
the biggest needs is for land for
these houses.
"The first home is being
built on land which was found
on the tax roles for $1,300," he
said.
Mr. Ritter continued to
detail key points of bLlil(ling
the home by telling the club
that the homes are built by vol-
unteers and professionals
using donations of funds and
materials.
"The homes," he said, "are
of simple construction designs


to keep costs low and are sold
to the partner family at no
profit with a no interest mort-
gage, over a long period to
keep the payments low.
"The mortgage is held by
Habitat of Okeechobee.
Monthly payments go back
into the Fund for the Humanity,
which is used to purchase con-
struction supplies for more
homes.
"Our community now has
its first habitat. home well on
its way to completion, with a
'second house in the planning
stage," he told Rotarians.
Mr. Ritter also spoke of how
the community can help the
organization achieve its goal
to, -eliinlriate poverty hous-
ing.t
See Homes Page 2


-Bv D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News


.12 "Habitat for Humanity
..3 brings great things for hard
..4 working families needing
help," said Paul Ritter, presi-
dent of the local Habitat for
.13, Humanities office.
Mr. Ritter explained to
...2 Rotarians how Habitat works
n about and outlined the basis for fami-
paper. lies who are selected. Mr. Ritter
stated that families are select-
ed based on their need for
Om decent shelter ., their willing-
ness to partner with Habitat
and their ihIlit% to make the
-nation mortgage payments,
He continued by telling the
group that selected 'partners'
must be willing to contribute,
400 hours of 'sweat equity' to
4 5 help build their house or help


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president of the Habitat for Humanity Okeechobee affiliate, to
Tuesday's meeting.


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Man faces forgery charges


A Buckhead Ridge man has
been arrested on charges of for-
gery and uttering a forged instru-
ment and booked into the Okee-
chobee County Jail in lieu of
$15,000 bond.
Arrested June 3 was Robert
James Hosier, Jr., 37, ,of a Palm
Court address. He was charged
with five counts of forgery and
five counts of uttering a forged
instrument.


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Continued From Page 1
ty is adjacent to the drivers'
license office located at 1857
U.S. 441 S.E.
They have proposed to build
a multifamily development on
the site. At the May 10 commis-
sioners' meeting, several nearby
residents addressed the commis-
sioners and complained of
increased traffic. The primary
issue was the potential affect on
Southeast 39th Street. At that
time, commissioners tabled the
matter pending more informa-
tion on the impact to the com-
munity.
The other requested zoning
change has also been the object
of protest from nearby residents.
FRA-Mar Enterprises has
requested a change in zoning
from agriculture to residential
general. They have proposed to
build a townhouse community
on the property in question,
which is located on the west side
of N.E. 40th Ave., north of S.R.
70.
The planning board debated
the proposed change for two
meetings, hearing concerns
about increased traffic. At the
May 24 planning board meeting,
the vote was 6-1 to recommend
that commissioners grant the
change.
From the amount of interest
these two petitions have gener-
ated, it is expected that area resi-
dents will voice their concerns to
the commissioners.
I another controversial
issue, commissioners will con-
sider an amendment to their
lease with ARC.
In 1992, the county entered
into a 99-year lease with ARC for
property op, N.W.S.cond Street,
located to the northeast of the
new courthouse. The building in
question has not been occupied
by ARC since last summer's hur-


Larson


Continued From Page 1
* operations over the years, but
now I'm totally in Okeechobee
County with three dairy farms,"
he said.
He had a dairy farm in High-
lands County but sold it because
the property was too close to the
Kissimmee River. A group of


According
'to a report by
Okeechobee
County Sher-
iff's Office
Detective Ted
Van Deman,
the checks
were written .
to a local Robert
supermarket Hosier, Jr.
and totaled


ricanes. The county's position is
that ARC has defaulted on their
lease by not occupying the build-
ing. ARC officials have main-
tained that the building is unin-
habitable due to damage by the
hurricanes, and that they are act-
ing in good faith to secure funds
to repair the building.
The proposed lease change
would give ARC six months to
obtain the necessary funding,
permits and contracts and
another six months to complete
the work.
If ARC is not able to secure
funds within six months, accord-
ing the amendment, the lease
will be declared terminated.
One of the points of contro-
versy between the county and
ARC has been insurance. The
county has maintained that ARC
has not kept the required level of
insurance, while ARC has
claimed that they were self-
insured.
The proposed amendment to
the lease would require ARC to
secure the required insurance
within 10 days of approval of the
amendment.
The staff recommendation is
that commissioners either
approve the lease amendment
or, if ARC rejects it, that the
county take action to regain pos-
session of the property.
In an unrelated matter, Deb-
bie Belcher, of Roumelis Plan-
ning and Development Services,
will discuss with commissioners
strategy for utilizing the
$7,143,463 that will be awarded
to the county under the Hurri-
cane Housing Recovery Pro-
gram.
The City of Okeechobee,
Rebuild Okeechobee After Dis-
aster (ROAD), Okeechobee Non
Profit Housing and other not-for-
profit and for-profit entities, as
well as the general public, are
invited to provide input into the
development of the housing
recovery strategy.
FP&L's Rachel Scott will make


investors put in a citrus opera-
tion there a few years ago.
Larson Dairy Inc. is a family-
owned dairy farm that includes
Mr. Larson's wife Reda, two sons
-Woody, who has three dairy
farms, and John, who has one
dairy farm and two daugh-
ters. The total land area of Lar-
son Diary Inc. is 7,000 acres.
Mr. Larson said that when the
local Farm Bureau board nomi-


$928.65.
Hosier, who was already in
the county jail when the detec-
tive filed these most recent
charges, allegedly used the
checks to buy groceries or beer.
The detective's report states
that Hosier was already in jail
after being arrested on a similar
charge by Detective Bettye Tay-
lor of the Okeechobee City
Police Department.


a presentation to the commis-
sioners concerning a proposed
new electrical generating plant
in St. Lucie County and the
potential economic impact on
Okeechobee County.
According to FP&L
spokesman Nick Blount, the
plant is still in the planning
stages and there are a lot of hur-
dles yet to be overcome. Con-
struction is scheduled to begin in
2008 with completion in 2012 or
2013.
Commissioners will spend
the afternoon session discussing
the opening and dedication of
the new courthouse.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
schedule a workshop with
the Okeechobee County Cattle-
men's Association to discuss
opportunities for booking rodeo
events at the agri-civic center;
grant final plat approval to
G & D subdivision, which is on
the north side of S.R. 710 about 1
mile west of Berman Road;
consider abandoning a plat-
ted right of way in River Acres
subdivision;
receive the 2004 audit;
award a contract for geolo-
gist/hydrolgeoligist consulting
services for the Okeechobee
County Landfill project;
consider a proposal from
Craig A. Smith to provide engi-
neering services for the design
and construction of stormwater
conveyance improvements
along Southeast 80th at a cost
not to exceed $77,080;
ward a bid for completion
of airport perimeter fencing;
correct an underpayment in
premiums on group dental cov-
erage;
apply for a grant from the
Department of Homeland Secu-
rity to staff the Fort Drum
Fire/Rescue station; and,
consider providing financial
assistance to Florida Heartland's
Rural Economic Development
Incentive.


Correction

An error occurred in an article appearing under the headline
"Firm offers pre-paid legal coverage" on page 5 of the Monday,
June 6, edition of the Okeechobee News. Business owner David
Joiner's name was spelled incorrectly, and the web site listed
should have been www.djoyner.com instead of
www.djoiner.com. We apologize for any inconvenience caused
by these errors.


Willis
Continued From Page 1
homes damaged by last sum-
mer's hurricanes.
In January of this year, OCSO
Detective Brad Stark began an
investigation stemming from the
complaints of four people who
had reportedly paid Willis to
repair their homes.
In some cases, states the
release, Willis started the job but
failed to complete it. In other
cases he allegedly left the home in
worse condition than when he
started, continued the release.
In has been estimated that
Willis received a total of about


$20,000 from the four victims.
OCSO records indicate Willis
was working as a roofer, and that
the name of his company was
Cousin's Roofing.
A check with the State of
Ohio's Construction Industry
Licensing Board indicated that
Willis is not licensed in any capac-
ity with the state.
However, he is not required to
be licensed by the state. State
licensing is only required for
plumbers, electricians and those
working in warm air heating
(HVAC), hydronics and refrigera-
tion.
Any other types of contractors
may need to be licensed at the
local level, said Jeff Eaton of the
Ohio State Building Department.


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ticipate in the Farmer of the Year
contest, he was at first reluctant.
"I'd been farming for so many
years, I wasn't sure I wanted to
venture into this," he said.
Prompted by his wife to enter
the contest, he filled out the
required papers and mailed
them.
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"We need volunteers with
every aspect of building a habi-
tat home anything from con-
struction help to donations of
land or supplies," he said.
Mr. Ritter concluded by ask-
ing Rotary Club members to
consider Habitat for Humanity in
their community project efforts.
Anyone interested in making
a donation or volunteering with
a habitat home is asked to call
Mr. Paul Ritter at (863)357-1371.
In other business, club mem-
bers:


S* learned that Rotary Club
will join with the Main Street
organization in an. effort to beau-
W tify the downtown district.
were told that committee
members are needed for the
Okeechobee fair committee.
Anyone interested in being con-
sidered for the fair committee,
can pick up an application at the
courthouse until June 21.
discussed a brochure to
outline 'Rotarian responsibili-
ties'.
a new program for diction-
aries to third grade students in
local schools.
Rotary Club meets weekly at
the Golden Corral Restaurant,
700 S. Parrott Ave., at noon.


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Law Enforcement Activity Log


Sheriff's Office
June 2
Burglary, U.S. 441 S.E.
Missing juvenile, N.W. Third Lane.
Trespass, N.W. 80th Ave.
Traffic stop/prisoner in custody, S.R.
710.
Burglary, N.E. 64th Ave.
Disturbance/verbal, Ranch Road.
Fight/prisoner in custody, N.W. 240th
St.
Runaway juvenile, U.S. 441 N.
Domestic, U.S. 441 N.
June 3
Runaway juvenile,/recovery, Okee-
chobee County/Osceola County.
Theft, N.E. Park St.
Missing/recovered, juvenile, N.W. Sev-
enth St.
June 4
Natural death, U.S. 441 S.
Suicide/attempt, N.E. 39th Blvd.
Traffic arrest, S.R. 70 E.
Neighbor problem, N.E. Third Lane.
Burglary, N.E. 64th Ave.


Attempt to locate, U.S. 441 S.E.
Fight, N.E. 39th Blvd.
Domestic, S.E. 44th St.
Domestic, S.E. 29th Way.
Domestic, N.W. 46th Ave.
Burglary/fight, N.W. Third St.
Larceny, U.S. 441 S.E.
Traffic accident, S.R. 79 W.
Burglary, S.R. 70 W.
Disturbance/verbal/prisoner in cus-
tody, U.S. 441 S.E.
Fight/prisoners in custody, N.E. Fourth
Trail.
Stabbing/prisoner in custody, S.R. 70
W.
Fight, N.E. 13th Ave.
June 5
Arrest/warrant, S.E. 40th Terr.
Traffic accident/prisoner in custody,
S.R. 70 E.
Traffic accident/injuries, S.R. 68 W.
Domestic/verbal, N.W. 20th Ave.
Domestic/verbal, N.E. 12th St.
Burglary, S.W. Ninth St.
Death investigation, N.W. 32nd Ave.


Obituaries


Richard D. Fletcher
Richard D. Fletcher, age 79, of
Okeechobee, died Monday; June
6, 2005 at his residence. He was
born April 4, 1926 in East Bend;
N.C. Mr. Fletcher had been a resi-
dent of Okeechobee since 1975.
Richard proudly served in the U.S.
Army during WWII in the Philip-
pines and received several medals
while serving in Co. "1" 169th
infantry from Sept. 1944 to Dec.
1946. He was a member of the Fort
Drum Community Church.
He was preceded in death by:
his wife; Mamie E. Fletcher; par-
ents, L.B. and Ethel Fletcher; and
stepson, Roger W Smith.
Survivors include: his stepsons;
Edward Lee (Linda) Smith of Par-
sonsbury, Maryland and Charles
(Dorthy) C. Smith of Salisbury, Md.;
six step grandchildren; and several
step great-grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services and
interment win be in, Fort Drum
Cemetery on Thursday, June 9, at
10 a.m. with Rev. Fred Hodgens,
Pastor of Fort Drum Community
Church, officiating.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Kimberly Jessica Riley
Kimberly Jessica Riley, age 13,
of Okeechobee, died Sunday, June
5,2005 in Indian River County. She
was born April
10, 1992, in
Pahokee. Kim-
berly was a stu-
dent at Osceola
Middle School
just completed
the seventh R
grade. She was, Kimberly
a member of Jessica Riley
YABA, the Syn-
chronization Team, Drama Club
and was a Moose-kateer..,
Survivors include her birth par-
ents, Lisa Riley and Kevin Boone;
father, Norm Riley and mother,,
Mignon Coors-Riley; grandmother,
Patricia Riley; brother, Matthew
Riley, all of Okeechobee; and six
stepbrothers,David and Dan Dwig-
gins, Kenneth and Wm H. Rice,
Roger and Robert Lambert.
Friends may call at the Buxton
Funeral Home on Friday, June 10,
from 10 a.m. until funeral service
time at 11.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Moose Charities, c/o Okeechobee
Moose Lodge 1753, P.O. Box 1243,
Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Ronald Tumoszwicz
Ronald Tumoszwicz, age: 55, of
Okeechobee, died Friday, June 3,
2005 at Good Samaritan Medical
Center in West
Palm Beach. He ,
was born Sept. 4:-
7, 1949 in .

D.C. He had
been a resident
of Okeechobee
for 11 years. He -
had served in Ronald
the U.S. Navy.. Tumoszwicz
Survivors
include: his beloved wife of 32
years, Laura Benenson
Tumoszwicz of Okeechobee; two
sons, Ernie (Heather) Tumoszwicz
and Justin (Nicole) Turooszwicz of
Okeechobee; daughter, Michelle
Tumoszwicz of Delray Beach; two
grandchildren, Kaylee and Jacob;
parents, Tommy Tumoszwicz of
Okeechobee and Polly,


Tumoszwiez of West Palm Beach;
sister, Janice Lichteustein of West
Palm Beach; sister in law, Elaine
(Richard) Jessell of Dunnellon;
niece, Tobi (David) Wittish of
Apopka; and nephew, Jeremy Jes-
sell of Dunnellon.
A memorial service will be con-
ducted at the VFW Post 10539,
3912 Hwy 441 S.E. in Okeechobee
on Friday, June 10, at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Hospice of Okeechobee, P.O. Box
1548, Okeechobee,, Fla. 34973 or
Real Life Children's Ranch, 7777
U.S. 441 S.E., Okeechobee, Fla.
34974.
All arrangements arc under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Jessie Mae Tolbert
Jessie Mae Tolbert, age 72, of
Rochester, N.Y. passed away, Mon-
day, May 30, 2005 at Strong Memo-
rial Hospital in
Rochester, N.Y.
She was born
Oct. 18, 1932 in
Ocala.
She was pre-
ceded in death
by her parents,
Lucious and Lil-
lie B. bemery Jessie Mae
and daughter, Tolbert
Beverly Ann
Jimerson.
She leaves to cherish her mem-
ory: her loving -husband of 48
years, Nathaniel Tolbert of
Rochester, N.Y;: sons, Danny
(Mary) Tolbert, Sr. of Okeechobee,
Frank (Linda) Tolbert of Fort Pierce,
Charles (Janice) Tolbert., Ellis
(Pearline) Tolbert both of Colum-
bus, Ga., John Kennedy (Maunel-
la) Tolbert, Sr. of Rochester, N.Y.
Israel (Nadine) Tolbert of Fort
Pierce and Anthony (Sandy) Tol-
bert of Mariana; daughter, Diane
Schofield (Leo McDew) of Colum-
bus, Ga., and Deitres (Jerry) Christ-
ian of Rochester, N.Y; brothers,
General Jonnell (Hong) Demery of
Iraq, Boisy and Lavon Demery of
Fort Pierce; sisters, Altenese (P.J.)
Smith of Fort Pierce and Delores
(Zavedee) Crumpler of Holly-
wood; brother-in- laws, Charlie
Tolbert, Jr. of South Carolina, W.
'Dubba' (Ada) Miller of Georgia,
George (Shirley) Tolbert of Fort
Pierce, Will Miller of California; sis-
ter-in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Theretha
Jenkins of Port Saint Lucie, and
Arnie (Junior) Patterson of Fort
Pierce; grandchildren, Danny Tol-
bert, Jr. and Joshua Tolbert of
Okeechobee, Corey Tolbert of
Orlando, Melissa Tolbert and John
Kennedy Tolbert, Jr. of Fort Pierce,
Kelsie and Jerimiah. Christian of
Rochester N.Y, Taquesta Hudson
of Vero Beach, Charles Tolbert, Jr.,
Darlene Jones, Katresia Harper,
Jamal Reese all of Columbus, Ga.,
Harry (Lashunda) Reese, Jr. of
Newbern, S.C.; God daughter, Cora
Scott of Fort' Pierce and a host of
great-grandchildren, nieces,
nephews and friends; her spiritual
son in Christ, Jessie Potts, Jr. of
Tifton, Ga.
Visitation will be held from 3
until 7 p.m. on Friday, June 10, at
Sara Memorial Chapel, 728 Avenue
D. in Fort Pierce. Funeral service
will be held on Saturday, June 11,
at 3 p.m. at the Thirteenth Street
Church of God in Christ, 1902 13th
St. in Fort Pierce with Bishop Willie
Green of Triumph Church King-
dom of God in Christ of Okee-
chobee officiating. Interment will
be held at Riverview Memorial
Park in Fort Pierce.
All arrangements are under the
direction of Sarah Memorial
Chapel, Rufus Alexander, L.F.D.


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Children's Ranch. Eddie Accardi Dodge agreed to
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While we want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves
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Stranded Cat
"There is a yellow cat high up in a tree at the beginning of
Country RV park just off of 15-A. It is really stuck up there and no
one will come help it, and it is suffering up there. If I shot it I
would go to jail and these people are just letting it suffer. I have
called the Humane Society and the Fire Department and no one is
willing to help this poor cat. Why won't someone help it?"
(Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. We spoke with the county's
animal control office and were told they are not allowed to
climb trees to rescue animals. However, there is a person locally
that may be able to help you. The phone number to call is (863)
763-2575. This person is a trapping contractor and is equipped
to handle these types of situations.)


Doggie Business
"This is in regard to people walking their dogs on a leash and
letting them do their business in everyone else's yard. They bring
them right up in your yard and it doesn't matter if you're home or
not. They should make them do it in their own yard or walk them
up on the levee."



Community Events

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 informa-
tion, call (863) 467-2036.


Business women's luncheon planned
The Okeechobee Business Women's Networking Luncheon
will be held Friday, June 17, at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405
U.S. 441 S.E. Networking will begin at 11:30 a.m., and the lunch
will start at noon. Door prizes are always welcome.


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
getting to know God through prayer. Along with VBS for the little
ones, we will be offering a parent seminar entitled Making Your
Children Mind Without Losing Yours. For information call (863)
763-0550.

Oakview hosting Bible school. .. -
'Oak'vie\ Baplisl Church, 677 S.W.32nd St, ,vill host a \acatior
Bible school June 20-24, from 6 until 9 p.m The scNrbl %ill be
titled "Ramblin' Road Trip" a trip across America to learn how
to make right choices. It will be for ages 3 through adult. Registra-
tion kick-off will be Saturday, June 18, from 9 until 11:30 a.m. and
will include games, crafts, food, fun and fellowship. For informa-
tion, 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 immedi-
ately follow. The One Stop is located just east of IRCC. For infor-
mation, call (863) 462-5792.


Martha's House plans training session
Martha's House will offer eight hours of training on June 22, in
the South Florida Water Management Auditorium, located in the
Bank of America building, 205 North Parrott Ave., from 8 a.m.
until 4 p.m. The cost for the training is $10. Certificates will be
given. For information, contact Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-
2893.


Airboat group will meet
The June meeting of the Lake Okeechobee Airboat Associa-
tion will be held Thursday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Village
Square Restaurant. 301 W. South Park St. Major agenda items
include voting on charitable contributions, planning for the 2006
jamboree and approval of revised bylaws. Prizes will be given
away, and visitors are welcome. For information, call (863) 763-
6069.





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Looking Back ...
The freshman float for the Class of 1980, won the 1976 Okeechobee High School homecoming parade competition. Do
you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by the Okeechobee News
office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you wait. Or, you can e-mail the photo and information about the
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Upcoming Events

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
Raulerson 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 Mar-
garet 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 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.
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 fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1
p.m. at the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is
$6.20 plus tip for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome.
For information, call Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good
Sams meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on
Thursday. 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.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence, and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene
Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123
S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group that will
meet starting at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for and ill family member
is welcome to join us. The group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. Free care for your loved ones is available at Dunklin Assist-
ed Living/Day Care at 407 N.W. Second Ave. For information call (863)
467-2321.
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet at the home of
Diane and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St., at 7 p.m. For infor-
mation, call (863) 357-7954.


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


Community Events

Gospel Lighthouse will meet
A newly-formed congregation, The Gospel Lighthouse, will
meet every Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Christian 7th Day Baptist
Church, 914 N.W. Park St. There will be old camp meeting style of
preaching, praying and singing. For information, contact Rev-
erend Elma J. Hampton at (863) 357-0455.


Church plans vacation Bible school
Okeechobee Missionary Baptist Church, 4212 U.S. 441 N., will
host vacation Bible school June 8-10, starting at 7 p.m. This year's
theme will be extreme adventure. Classes are for adults and chil-
dren. For information, call (863) 763-7743.


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 ,.ur' e. in inhe Widerne:s. There'
will also be daily crafts, one large take-home craft, ice cream par-
ties, and 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 provider meeting slated
The provider meeting of the Early Learning Coalition will be
held Friday, June 10, at 9:30 a.m. in the conference room of the
Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave.
For information, call Pat at (863) 462-5350.


Coalition Advisory Council meeting slated
The Okeechobee Advisory Council of the Early Learning Coali-
tion 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 topic will 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 prelim-
inary contests, five finalists from across the country will compete
in the national finals in August. These five kids will compete for a
grand prize of a $10,000 U.S. Savings Bond and a $1,000 donation
in the winner's honor to Children's Miracle Network. For infor-
mation, contact Erin LaBarge of the Salmon Borre Group Com-
munications at (847) 295-4235.

Methodist church hosts Bible school
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee, 200 N.W.
Second St., will hold vacation Bible school June 13-17 from 5
until 8:10 p.m. daily. The theme this year is the Circle G Ranch:
Ask, Seek, Knock. Each adventure is filled with a powerful Bible
story and fun crafts, games and music. There is also an adult
Bible study, which will be led by Reverend Bruce Simpson and
Reverend Jim Dawson. A light meal will be served each day. Reg-
istration fee is $5 per child, with a $10 maximum per family. Call
the First United Methodist Church office at (863) 763-4021 for
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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 on Wednes-
day, June 8, and end 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 8-10 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
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The clinic is open for junior
golfers between the ages of 7-12
only. Adam White, head golf
instructor, Bubba Mullins and Jim
Waldau will head up the clinic,
which will include golf instruction,
practice and golf games. There will
be a tournament competition on
the final day.
The clinic is limited to the first 20
junior golfers. Beginner to 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.
Youth football
sign ups planned
Sign-ups for the new Pop Warn-
er football league and cheerleading
program will take place on June 25,
July 2, 9 and 16 at Teen Town from
noon until 4p.m.
Parents must provide copies of
the child's birth certificate, their
most recent report card and a cur-
rent physical at registration. The
cost of registration will be $75.
For information contact James
Shockley at (863) 634-3482, Albion
Crowell at (863) 697-2576 or Kris-
ten Barker at (863) 697-6073.


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763-2111
205 N.E. 2nd Street
Okeechobee



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3551 Hwy. 441 S.
Okeechobee
763-3500
www.publix.com


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* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
* Mobile Home Air Conditioning
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202 N.E. 2nd Street
(behind Eckerds)
7637073CAC013262


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Social Security Disability* Wrongful Death
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Stuart, FL
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200 NW Second Street
(863) 763-4021
www.fumcokee.com
Bruce Simpson, Senior Pastor
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James R. Dawson, Youth/Assistant Pastor
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Construction
Residential/Commercial
Daniel B. Creech Owner
Lie. & Ins. St. Lic. #CBC057343
406 S.W. 2nd St.
Phone: (863) 763-9225
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* 24 Hr. Emergency Service
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100% Financing Available
312 S.W. 2nd St.
863-763-8391


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200 S.W. 9th Street
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1902 S. Parrott Ave.
863-763-6869
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Gospel Church
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S"Quality is Priceless"
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Attorney
215 SW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-824-OLAW
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Family Wills
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CHUCK'S
BARBER SHOP
'" D .'. -z, Tu.- 5a8 rm I.? m
467-6592
3651 S.E. 441 #6
Treasure Island Plaza



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We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
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51 NW 98"' St. Okeechobee, 34972
(P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584
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863-357-2368
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763-2220
317 WS Park Street
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"Dirt & Stains Disappear"
Edward R. Jones, Owner Est. 1991
467-1809
Cell: 610-0756
Lic. #2178



Oakview



Church
677 SW 32"d St.
Okeechobee
763-1699


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NEW COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION
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Residential & Commercial Additions
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Site Work 1 .-
Grading
Sand Fill Shell Rock
LICENSED & INSURED
Darrell Maguire
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 8, 2005


a Spotlight on Okeechobee


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Free haircut
Michelle Brown of Chuck's Barber Shop gave a free hair-
cut to 12-year old Don Gram Monday afternoon during
the Second Annual Free Haircut Day at the shop. Eddie
Accardi Dodge and Chuck Smythe, owner of Chuck's
Barber Shop, teamed up to raise money for Real Life
Children's Ranch. For every free haircut that Chuck and
his staff gave, Eddie Accardi Dodge will donate $5 to
Real Life Children's Ranch in Okeechobee.


Habitat for Humanity of Okee-
chobee County had a booth at the
Memorial Day Bike Rally to raise
funds and encourage new volun-
teers.
The fundraiser prizes were won
by: Diane Brougham a Sytle Stu-
dio T-shirt; Rhonda Thomas a
one night stay at Holiday Inn; Dowl-
ing Watford a circular saw; and,
Peggy Showman the 50/50
drawing.
We thank everyone who con-
tributed to the fundraiser and pur-
chased Habitat T-shirts. A local
benefactor matched all the funds
we raised at the event bringing our
total amount raised to almost $900.
Along with the funds we had
several people sign up to volunteer
to help Habitat build houses for
families in need. If you would like
to volunteer your time and talents,
contact Wayne Brown at (863) 467-
9890 or 447-1017.
Building days are usually Tues-
day and Saturday. Contact Mr.


Brown to find out when they will
be working and what will be done
that day.
For other information contact
the Habitat office at (863) 357-1371.
0L0
What a beautiful thing Okee-
chobee's first Memorial Day Bike
Rally and Corvette Show exceeded
expectations.
There were 3,500 people in
attendance over the three-day peri-
od. Chobee Christian Cycles and
More-2-Life Church wants to per-
sonally thank everyone who
helped and volunteered their time
by coming and serving. This is one
of the reasons why the Rally was a
success.
Numerous vendors and visitors
commented that they have never
seen a community coming togeth-
er to help and have fun like this.
Everyone one we talked to has
pledged to come back next year.
God bless you all,
Pastor Sam Vuleta


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OKEECHOBEE
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(863) 763-3127


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2768 Hwy. 710
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Irrigation & Landscaping
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Sprinkler Systems Landscape Sod
Grade Work All Pump and Well Work
Cell: 863-697-2729
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(863) 763-7008
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9b Service
Bushog Style Mowing
Overgrown Lots Mowed
Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
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1650 Hwy. 70 E.
357-0303
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STUMP REMOVAL
No Hole To Fill
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No Stump To Large or Small
(863)
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34-6115



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the Case
Supplies:
Industrial & Agricultural
Janitorial Cleaning Shop
Hardware Paper Products
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(863) 467-0333
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Driveways Culverts
Tree Re-locating & Mitigation
Tree Nursery & Installtions
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863-357-3330
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PRESSURE CLEANING & DETAILING
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contained mobile company.
Commercial Residential
RV's Buses Autos
Heavy Equip. Tractor Trailers
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Keith Lewis
863-357-1599 or 561-718-9585


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o Welcome To Your
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Hurricane recovery passes $5.2 billion


ORLANDO While Floridians
mark the unofficial start of the sum-
mer season with Memorial Day
weekend, funding continues. to
flow into the state for recovery
from the four 2004 hurricanes. To
date, Florida has received more
than $5.2 billion in federal disaster
assistance, the U.S. Department of
Homeland Security's Federal
Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) reported today.
Of that, FEMA has approved
more than $1.1 billion to reim-
burse state and local governments
for eligible costs associated with
response and recovery after last
year's historic series of hurricanes.
The figure will continue to rise as
Public Assistance applicants finish
the documentation process and
request reimbursement for debris
removal, emergency work, and
payment to finish permanent infra-
structure repair and replacement.
Local officials can track the
progress of their Public Assistance
grant applications called Project
Worksheets online at www.flori-
daapa.org. After FEMA approves
funding, the state requires appli-
cants to submit a < reimbursement or advance" along
with their documentation to start
the payment process.
Under the presidential disaster
declarations for Florida's 2004 hur-
ricanes, FEMA will pay 90 percent.
of the eligible cost for emergency
measures and permanent restora-
tion, while the state and local enti-
ties pay the remaining 10 percent.
The state manages the grants for all
projects.
FEMAs Individuals and House-
holds Program has paid $1.2 billion
,to Floridians who were eligible for
Housing and Other Needs Assis-
tance. More than 1.2 million peo-
ple applied for federal and state
assistance through FEMA's registra-
tion system. ,
As families find permanent
housing appropriate to their needs,
they are moving out of FEMA-pro-
vided temporary housing. Families
now live in 10,600 mobile homes
and travel trailers, down from a
peak of more than 16,000 units.
More than 120 FEMA housing advi-
sors are actively working to help
these families find permanent solu-
tions.
The U.S. Small Business Admin-
istration (SBA) has approved near-
ly $1.8 billion in low-interest disas-
ter loans for homeowners, renters
and business owners in Florida
who suffered uninsured or under-
insured losses as a result of the dis-
asters. Floridians with questions
about SBA loans can call 1 (800)
359-2227.
The federal response to the dis-
asters included an additional $1.2


billion for contracted goods and
services needed at the time of the
hurricanes.
Individuals with questions
about their application status or
general disaster inquiries may call
the FEMA Helpline at 1 (800) 621-


FEMA (3362). Hearing- and
speech-impaired applicants can
use the TTY number 1-800-462-
7585. Both lines remain open
Monday through Friday from 8
a.m. until 6 p.m. Eastern Daylight
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Angela Jones
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mother of the prospective
groom, are proud to
announce the engagement of
Angela Jones and Lester
Fowler.


The couple first met in high
school in Indiana. Although,
life took them apart, love
brought them together again.
The wedding is planned for
the month of November. The
bride has lived in Okeechobee
for the last year and works for
a local construction company.
After the wedding the cou-
ple will reside in Okeechobee.


Community Event
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
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like more information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.


Riata Rae Watson
Riata Rae Watson
DeAnna and Billy Watson of
Lakeland are proud to announce
the birth of their daughter Riata
Rae. She was born April 5, 2005, at
Lakeland Hospital in Lakeland. She
weighed 8 pounds and was 21
inches long.
Riata was welcomed home by
her big sister Cheyenne Lane.
Her maternal grandmother is
Jean Austin of Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are
William and Deborah Watson of
Lakeland.


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Hailey Rae Chapman
Jason and Stacey Chapman of
Okeqchobee are proud to
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She was born April 11, 2005, at
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She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces,
and was 19.25 inches long.
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home by her brother John Mitchell
Prevatt and sister Brooke Prevatt.
Her maternal grandparents are
Bonnie Arnold, Joseph Kelly and
Dennis Bass. Her paternal grand-
parents are ToIbny and Liz Chapman.
Great-grandparents are Oak-
land and Yvonne Chapman,
Clarence and Sue Arnold and Don-
ald and Charlotte Williams.


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Wedding
Stephanie Shaw
and Jason Moore
* Stephanie Marie Shaw of Win-
ter Haven and Jason Richard
Moore of Palm Bay were united in
holy matrimony at 1 p.m. on May
21 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in
Winter Haven.
The bride is the daughter of the
Reverend Canon and Mrs. Timothy
Joel Shaw of Winter Haven. The
groom is the son of Mr. Richard
Douglas Moore of Corning, N.Y,
and Mrs. Terri Lynne Johnson of
Painted Post, N.Y.
The Rev. Canon Timothy Joel
Shaw.and the Rev. Dr. James F.
Lyon, IV, the bride's godfather offi-
ciated at the double-ring ceremo-
ny. Assisting at the altar were the
Rev. Mrs. Susan Hansell, Deacon
and SSgt. Michael Andrew Shaw,
USAF, brother of the bride. Provid-
ing nuptial music was Mr. Bill
DeTurk, church organist, and caril-
lonneur at Bok Tower.
The bride wore a formal gown
of white matte satin and re-embroi-
dered Alencon lace. The gown fea-
tured a strapless bodice with an A-
line skirt and apron back. The
entire bodice and hemline was
enhanced with Alencon lace,
pearls and iridescents. The apron
back featured an inset of tulle with
lace appliques. A cathedral,
detachable train completed the
look. Her headpiece was a tiara of
pearls and iridescent and tulle. She
carried a bouquet of red, orange
and yellow roses. The altar flowers
were done in the same colors.
The attendants included maid
of honor Miss Leesa Marie Pharr
and bridesmaids Miss Sarah Eliza-
beth Bryant, Miss Katie Elizabeth
Burke, Miss Ana Marcela Arana
and Miss Alison Paige Wachs. The
bridesmaids wore matching two-
piece, tea-length sets of royal blue,
georgette crepe. The one shoul-
dered tops featured a flounce and
completed the A-line skirts. The
maid of honor carried three long
stem roses in the colors of red,
orange and yellow. The other
attendants carried two roses in two
of the colors.
The flower girl was Mistress
Makayla Rene Shaw, niece of the
bride. The ring bearer was Master
Bryan Lee Shaw, nephew of the
bride.
The mother of the bride wore a
custom three-piece palazzo pant
set that featured a floral camisole
with a matching duster and a
bronze green raw silk pant. She
was seated by her godson Mr. Jesse
Hinnant Bryant, who had seated
her for her son's wedding as well.
She wore a wrist corsage contain-
ing the three roses.
I The sister of the groom, repre-
senting the Moore family, Miss
Kalie Ann Moore of Delhi, N.Y.,
wore an aubergine sheath gown
with a ruffled flounce detail along
the hemline. She also wore a wrist
corsage of the three roses.
Serving as best man was Mr.
Nicholas Michael LaRose; with
groomsmen Mr. Brian Michael
Caimi and Mr. Matthew Forbes

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use of such equipment is wel-
come to stop by the post and pick
out what they need. There is no
charge and anyone is welcome.
This is not restricted to veterans.
Call the Post at (863) 763-2950.

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he following movies are now
ving at the Brahman Theatres
lovie times for Friday, June 3,
igh Thursday, June 9, are as
ws:
theatre I "Star Wars Episode
*PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at
19:30 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m.
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
nesday and Thursday at 2,
7 and 9:30 p.m.
theatre II- "Madagascar" (PG)
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
rday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
Tuesday, Wednesday and
sday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
theatre III "The Longest
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
mnd 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
it 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
nesday and Thursday at 2,
7 and 9 p.m.
tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
12 and under are $4; senior
'-kns are $4 for all movies; and,
fI:ees are $3.50.
)r information, call (863) 763-


riefs

iter offers
vice to children
ne Family Outreach Center at
ed Heart 701 S.W Sixth St.
s a service to youth and chil-
by giving free classes in mar-
rts. The classes are currently
at four days a week on Tues-
Wednesday and Friday, from
til 8 p.m. and on Saturday
11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

tst Guard Auxiliary
I make house calls
id you know the U.S. Coast
Sd Auxiliary makes house
? They will come to your
e to discuss the required
y equipment needed on your
This service is free. You will
ve a cordial, informative and
idential boat inspection. A
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id on boats that meet all the
irements. Call (863) 467-3085
range a boat check.

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ie Okeechobee Ferret Club
Rescue will take in unwant-
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For information, call (863)
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lipment available
the handicapped
merican Legion Post 64, 501
Second St. has used handi-
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portable toilets, crutches,
s, etc. Anyone requiring the
of such equipment is wet-
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4'hat they need. There is no
ge and anyone is welcome.
is not restricted to veterans.
;he Post at (863) 763-2950.


rbershoppers
king to expand I
he Just for Kicks barbershop
tet group is looking for men
like to sing. Tenors, bari-
,.s, leads and basses are all
':d to join our group. We
tce on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at
")keechobee Health Care Cen-
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',ng some old time songs and
.munity entertainment. We
cookingg to expand our group. 4
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tour objectives. For inforria-
call (863) 763-0175 or (863)
6347.

:unteers wanted
hospital auxiliary f
:Vould you like to make a dif-
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personn Hospital Auxiliary has
ly opportunities of service for 0
Its seeking volunteer work. -
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'ning or afternoon shifts are
able. Many opportunities cur-
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,?a push lawnmower, garden-
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Auction- Partnership, Invest-
ment & Capital Reallocation.
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vided. Timberland, hunting,
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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


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


LOST DOG Pit/Cur Mix
blk w/ wht Vic of Dark Ham-
mock Rd, Burman Rd & 441
(772)260-6567 Reward
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
701bs, missing on 6/4,-vic of
Old Fort Denaud, reward
(863)675-2310



ADULT CATS 1 Blue Russian
female w/ 7 toes, 1-blk Tom,
good mouser, both free to
good home. (863)763-8892
BOBTAIL KITTENS (2)
Free to good -homes
(863)467-2139
CUR; 7 yrs. & Red Nosed Pit-
bull, 4 yrs. Neutered ifiales.
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 PUPPY to good home,
housebroken, good with
kids, needs room to run.
(863)634-1501
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
HOT TUB- you must move,
(863)357-2494.
KITTENS (4) Male, Litter
Trained. Grey and White.
Free to good homes.
(863)357-8751
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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6/25. Experience the power!
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11 ALL TRADES NEEDED !I
Daily work Dally pay
Reportto Labor Finders 6am
105 SW 3rd Ave.
BLUE BELL ICE CREAM
Has opening for route sales
in the Okeechobee and
surrounding area.
Route experience Is a plus
but not necessary.
Competitive wages with
benefits Included.
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Top Pay
(863)357-6018.
CARPENTERS
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Experience a Must
DFWR (863)467-0831

CONSTRUCTION
WORKERS:
Experienced Construction
Workers Needed For
Petroleum Industry.
Pipe Fitters
Equipment Operators
Electricians
Laborers & Helpers
Only Serious, Self
Motivated Need Apply.
Clean Driving Record.
Weekly travel req'd in Fla.
DFWR 401 K,
Paid Holidays/Vacation.
Wilson's Petroleum
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COSMETOLOGIST/
MANAGER
Call today,work
tomorrow, Lori:
800-736-1379
Email:
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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
DATA ENTRY Work ON YOUR
OWN. Flexible Hours!
$$$Great Pay!$$$ Personal
Computer required.
(800)873-0345 ext #300.
Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos, Teams
& Graduate Students. Bo-
nuses Paid Weekly. Equal
Opportunity Employer.
(888)MORE PAY
(888-667-3729).
DUMP TRUCK DRIVER
Truck driver needed Class B
CDL license & clean
driving record required.
(863)763-6053
EXPERIENCED
TRACTOR OPERATOR
AND
DRIVERS W/CLASSD 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 driver's license.
Annual starting salary: $30K
for qualified applicants.
863-357-0852

MAINTENANCE PERSON
All around maintenance
person to do lawns,
wash trucks etc.
863-467-1717
Do not call after 3:30 RM.
Manager wanted to manage
senior mobile home park &
RV park. Call Mr. Kelbie at
954-445-2339.
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
classifieds"


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Restaurant
A A Management
M Don ds Opportunities

McDonald's Means
Opportunities! We're the word's leading food
service organization, building one of the most
recognized brands in the world.
At McDonald's we're aggressively changing the
way we do business and are looking for managers
who have the energy and drive to prove us right.
You'll manage people, streamline processes, and
even provide front-line, hands-on support.
Heartland McDonald's is a proud franchisee of
McDonald's Corporation with nice locations in
central Florida. If you're energetic, committed
and goal-oriented, come see us. We are in the
process of growing our business and increasing
out operating hours to 24 hours a day in some
locations. We are looking for individuals with
previous restaurant experience or management
experience to fill part-time and full-time hourly
restaurant management positions.
A successful candidate will have restaurant
management experience with stone customer
service and leadership skills. A "Can-Do" attitude
with a strong desire to succeed s a must. We
value honesty, integrity, equality and diversity.
HIRING DAY
TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2005
9:00 4:00 PM
401 E. N. PARK STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
McDonald's of Okeechobee will taking application and
interviewing for hourly crew positions and management
positions.
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JOIN A WINNING TEAM!
RNs & LPNs
12 Hr. Shifts 3 days on/4 off one week
4 on/3 off the next week
Days 7 am 7 pm
Nights 7 pm-7 am
RNs $24-$28/hour
LPNs $18-$22/hour
+ $2/hour night differential
RN SUPERVISORS
12 Hr. Shifts-3 days on/4 off one week
4 on/3 off the next week
Nights 7pm-7am
$27-$31/hour
LTC & Management experience desirable
GLADES HEALTH CARE CENTER
Pahokee, Florida
Excellent Benefits
Mileage paid to and from work for
out-of-town employees
EXCELLENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Call: 561-924-5561 Fax: 561-924-9466
Equal Opportunity Employer

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

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




6 Okeechobee News

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





Housekeeping Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Activity Aid

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


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



Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
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DOMINO'S PIZZA
OKEECHOBEE
Have you been thinking about becoming an owner of a nation-
al chain restaurant, but didn't kn how to go about it? Al-
most all current Domino's Pizza Franchisees started with the
company as Assistant Managers or Drivers, and progressed
to General Managers before becoming owners. For more in-
formation or to arrange an interview, Call 941-769-1769.


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






SALES REP/CUSTOMER SERVICE REP
FOR OKEECHOBEE AND
SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES
National Respiratory Supply Company is seeking
a highly motivated person to market our services
to physicians, hospitals and assisted living fa-
cilities as well as answer phones, process or-
ders and perform data entry. Candidate must,
have strong verbal and written skills, and be able
to work in a team environment. We offer a com-
petitive salary, commission, and mileage reim-.
bursement plus benefits. EOE/M/F/H. To apply
fax resume to 863-763-5191.
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Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North



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


A/C SERV. TECH/INSTALLER
w/min. 3 yrs exp.
Dependable, clean DL, Good
pay, Company Truck,
Benefits, 401 K, DFW
Okeechobee A/C 763-8391
Order Processing
& Accounts Receivable
Good people skills &
accuracy a must. Quick
Books & Microsoft Office
experience required.
Mon-Fri, 9a-5:30p.
Salary + benefits.
Please fax resume to:
863-357-0006 or email:
pmccreary@ceeco.net
Now hiring qualified drivers
for OTR positions. Food
grade tanker, No
hazmat. No pumps. Great
Benefits, Competitive Pay
and new equipment.
Need 2 years OTR experi-
ence. Call Bynum Transport
for your opportunity today;
(800)741-7950.
When doing those chores is
doing you in, it's time to
look for a helper in the
classified.


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


Management, Entry-Level
Branch
Management
Trainee
Okeechobee, FL
At American General
Financial Services,
Management Trainees
undergo 24 months of
state-of-the-art
computerized and
on-the-job training in all
aspects of managing,
lending, servicing and
collecting. Bachelors degree
of prior related work
experience is preferred, but
not required.
We offer advancement
opportunities, competitive
salary and incentive
compensation programs,
and a comprehensive
benefits package.
Please apply in person to:
American General
Financial Services,
319 North Parrott Ave.,
Okeechobee, FL 34972.
www.agfinace.com
Equal Opportunity
Employer

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
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401 K.
Trainees Welcome/ Miami
area- exp. req. 21 min
Sage/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.
Sign-Up Bonus
We are now accepting
applications for Cashier, Fuel
Attendant and Wrecker Driver
positions. Training will be
provided for responsible
people. We offer good pay,
rewarding work, benefits
and mileage reimbursement.
For a limited time, qualified
applicants who are hired will
receive a $200 sign-up
bonus. Apply at Ft. Drum
Citgo mm 184 Fl. Turnpike.
863-763-9383. DFWP
WANTED CASHIERS &
DRIVERS
Apply in person only. Proper
attire necessary. Immed.
openings. Okee. Discount
Drugs 203 SW Park St.



Bartender & Cook
Parttime
Call (863)763-8549
for interview
HELP WANTED: Finish
Carpenter/Handy Man to do
punch out on new
construction & Painting. Exc.
position for a Retiree.
(863)697-1085

Financial

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Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




#1 CASH COW! 90 Vending
Machine units/You OK Loca-
tions Entire Business
$10,670 Hurry!
(800)836-3464 #B02428.
$50,000 FREE GASH
GRANTS*****- 2005! Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)856-9591 Ext #105.
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!


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

Opportunities Now Open in these Areas:


Okeechobee Must have a dependable
car and provide excellent
NTews service to our customers
N evs 0 everyday.

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


HELP WANTED Earn Extra in-
come assembling CD cases
from any location.
No Experience Necessary.
(800)405-7619 ext 90
www.easywork-great-
pay.com. (not valid in SD,
ND, Wl or MD)
Professional Vending Route
and Equipment. Brand name
products, all sizes. Financing
available w/$7,500 Down.
S87 7)843-87 26
B02002-37).
Profitable online business for
sale. Home-based. Family
owned 6 years online. Com-
plete Internet marketing &
site training included. $48K
Call Richard after 2:
(407)322-4242.



$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005! Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004.'Live Operators!
(800)785-6360 Ext #75.

Services

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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered41 5
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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



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




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

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



BANKRUPTCY DEBT PROB-
LEMS? Laws Changing
Soon File Now. Money Prob-
lems? Liens, Levies Foreclo-
sures, Repos, Medical Bills,
Judgements, Lawsuits & Di-
vorce A-A-A Attorney Refer-
ral Service (800)733-5342
24 hours 7 days a week.
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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 5.4
Carpets,'Rugs 551z
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins 'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer-'Video 590
Crafts 'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture '610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps..Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies,'
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies.
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 690
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television 'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys 8 Games 730
VCRs 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, 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.


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.



CAR PORT: 12 Ft. x 31 Ft.,
Aluminum, Detached. 9 mo.
new. Pd. $1300, Sacrifice
for $900 (863)357-2281
STEEL BUILDINGS. Factory
Deals Save $$$. 40 x 60'
to 100 x 200'. Example: 50 x
100 x 12' = $3.60/sq ft.
(800)658-2885 www.rigid-
building.com.



GARAGE DOOR- 16x8, good
condition, $250,
(863)467-1717.
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
SLIDING PATIO DOORS (2)
4'x7', tinted glass, $100 for
both (239)246-3549
STEEL BUILDING- 30'x40'
Heritage Bought it, Now its
not needed $6000
763-4149/561-758-4337
VINYL SIDING- 1 full box,
covers 200 sq ft, color is
Sunny Maize, $100 or best
offer. (863)635-0433.



COOLER 6x8 walk in cooler
w/floor, good for drinks,
produce or hunters game
$2500 (239)657-3316
MASONRY EQUIPMENT
2) Mortar Mixers, 1) Brick
aws, 2) Wheel Barrels,
16) 5ft. scaffold jacks, 1)16
ft. trailer, 1)1994 Chevy Pick
Up, 4x4. (859)265-1764


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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

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ROSENTHAL- Bpl 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
ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44
yrs. old. Rare items. $2500
all. 863)824-3358
HOLLY HOBBS CHRISTMAS
GLASSES- set of 12, asking
$25. (863)467-8050.
RECORDS (150)
78's & 33's $100 for all or will
separate (863)763-6291
RUBY RED STEM WARE- as-
sorted sizes, asking $50.
(863)467-8050.



A NEW COMPUTER- BUT NO
CASH? You're APPROVED -
Guaranteed!* NO CREDIT
CHECK Bad Credit Bank-
ruptcy OK. (800)319-8860
8A-10P EST Mon-Fri Sat.
11A-6P *Checking Account
Req'd www.pcs4all.com.
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
HIGH BACK WICKER CHAIRS-
Good condition. $36. Will
separate (863)467-5477.
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
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The classified ads








14 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 8, 2005


SLEEPER SOFA- Overstuffed
blue w/ floral print, Gently
used, Clean & comfortable,
$150 (863)357-0060.
SOFA, SLEEPER SOFA, LOVE-
SEAT, blue, godd condition,
all for $275.
(863)675-0998.
TABLE & 4 CHAIRS- antique
style, pecan, nice condition,
$100 (863)357-4532.
WATERBED- King size, ready
to set up. No headboard
$100. (863)763-6909.
WICKER SOFA- Coffee table &
chair. Good quality furniture.
$125. (863)467-6573



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
-,l fv .. ri rger. $799.
i '', .1 7-1350 or

GOIF CART- EZ GO, 2000
$1800 (863)763-7252
.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


HO1SPIl.: BED- Invacare,
ele(htiii, new matt, plus air
matt w/puiip incld. $900
fieg. (863)655-3436.
WHEEL CHAIR LIiF, dual mo-
tors foi vans, like new, ask-
ing $1500. (863)357-8788


AFFORDABLE HEALTH BENE-
FITS From $89.95/Month
Family Hospital, Doctor Visit
And Morel Dental Included
Freel No Excluslonsl Open
Enrollment To The Public
Ends Friday!
(866)697-3739.
CUSTOM STEEL
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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
Protect our environment. Save
trees/landfills. Canvas Gro-
cery Bags. Eight bag set,
$35. Bring your own bags to
grocery. Be a bag lady!
www.motherearthbags.com.
PVC FENCE- 49 sections,
posts, caps and gates,
$850. (772)285-8495
Run your ad STATEWIDEl!!
For only $450 you can place
your 25 word classified ad
in over 150 newspapers
throughout the state reach-
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Call this newspaper or Ad-
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at (866)742-1373. Visit us
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available.
The Lowest Prescription Pric-
es LESS THAN CANADA.
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(866)634-0720 www.glo-
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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/children. House
broke. $250.863-634-6565.
BABY CHINCHILLA- gray, 12
weeks old, $75.
(863)357-6825.
BASSET HOUND w/papers. 9
mo. old., Female. House-
broken. All shots. Tracking
Chip. $400 (863)634-3841
BOAR- Poland China, pure
breed, 15 months old, about
400lbs. $350
(863)805-8789/677-0750
COCKATIEL'S- for sale, $50
(863)357-6825
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.
DWARF RABBITS (6) $15 &
up (863)610-0843 after 5 p
EXOTIC FAINTING GOAT-
$150. Call, evenings,
(863)675-4098.
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS-
AKC reg. 5-males, Ready
June 9th $400. Cash only.
(863)357-3026
GUINEA PIG / RABBIT CAGE,
Like new wall accessories.
$30. (863)467-5756


JACK RUSSELL (f) for breed-
ing, SIBERIAN HUSKY (m)
asking $250 for both will sell
sep. (8,63)357-2494,
PARROLET, 1 year old female,
Banded. $100.
(863)357-0476
PITT BULL PUPPIES- ADDA
registered, 4 males, 1 fe-
male, $300 each,
(863)697-0220.
SIBERIAN HUSKY, Solid
White (F), 1 yr. old & Black &
White (M) 3 yrs. old. $500
both, will sep. 863)610-9812
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, Black
Columbia 300, 16lbs, Good
condition. Black bag; $30.
(863)357-3779



SPEAKER- 10" in a box, 300
amp. $150. Or best offer.
(863)634-4238
SPEAKER- Planet Audio, 10"
in a box. 2 Air horns. $100.
Or best offer.
(863)634-4238.
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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
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WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
(772)562-5567

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 810
PFarm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds.Plants/
Flowers 865




ROUND BALES OF HAY
$20. @.
863-634-9111


QUARTER MARE-9yrs old
Gentle, $900 (863)675-3032


SPOTTED WALKER FILLIE
2 V2 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
THOROUGHBRED GELDING-
11 yr old, black w/ white
face, papers, $1800.
(863)467-9212,
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,,Gardn- 085


BUSH HOG
6ft offset, heavy duty
$1200 (863)763-4982
FINISH MOWER, 6 ft., like
new, used one season,
$ 9 0 0
(863)675-1914/673-1846
FLY MOW LAWN MOWER,
Good condition. $75
(863)675-8168
LAWN TRACTOR/SWEEPER-
STX38 John Deere, needs
new belts & pulleys, $300.
(863)357-4532.
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
RIDING MOWER-MTD Garden
Tractor, 18h/p B&S engine ,
46" cut, gd tires, needs trans
axle $160 (863)697-9704
ROTO TILLER- Yard Man,
rear tine, like new, $500 or
best offer (863)697-9704
SCREEN ROOM- w/insulated
roof, 12x26, $500 you must
remove. (772)486-1914.

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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 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



Basswood, 2/1, new paint,
carpet & appl's, $800 mo.,
1st, last & sec.
863-697-3008.
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 moe & sec to move
in. No Dogs (561)746-5852
House for Rent, 3BR/2BA, 13
miles west of Okeechobee
on Hwy. 70, $1300.
(863)634-3262


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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property -Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



Beautifully landscaped new
listing, 3/2/2, in ground pool,
new roof, vinyl siding,
$249,900. (863)763-2423
LABELLE, Very Nice Area,
Beautiful 3BR w/hard firs. 1
BA w/surrounding tile firs.
Kit., D/R, Carport w/laundry
rm. Beautiful Old Oaks,
Palm, Citrus. About 1/2
acre. $179,900. By Owner.
(863)675-8038. .

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640 Acres Tallahassee Flori-
da. Abundant wildlife sur-
rounded by National Forest.
Beautiful Creek. Excellent
ranch sites. $3.9m.
(850)576-5271 or
850)566-4325 cell. Owner
financing available.
FT DRUM-5 acres next to In-
dian Hammock. Asking
$120K, $35K down. Tom
Davis (561)655-5812 Tide.
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
classified.

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,Poprt-Sa- I05


ATTENTION INVESTORS: Wa-
terfront lots in the Foothills
of NC. Deep water lake with
90 miles of shoreline. 20%
redevelopment discounts
and 90% financing. NO PAY-
MENTS for 1 year. Call now
for best selection.
www.nclakefrontproper-
ties.com (800)709-LAKE.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. MUST SEE THE BEAUTI-
FUL PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS
OF WESTERN NC MOUN-
TAINS. Homes, Cabins,
Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.
COASTAL GEORGIA- Water
access marshfront home-
sites. Gated community,
tennis, golf, kayaking & ca-
noeing. Preconstruction dis-
counts, limited
time. From the mid-70's.
(877)266-7376 www.coop-
erspoint.com.
East Alabama Mountain Prop-
erty For Sale One hour west
of Atlanta in Piedmont, AL
Great for enjoyment or in-
v e s t m e n.t
15-acres-$54,250.00 512-a
cres-$1,485,000.00 More
information Call Gary
McCurdy (526)239-8001.


FINCASTLE, VIRGINIA 75
acre estate featuring 3760
sq. ft. manor home w/ dra-
matic views of Blue Ridge.
Guest cabin, barns, garages,
streams and pond. 15 min-
utes from Interstate 81.
$1,250,000. Bill Gearhart,
Anne Lee Stevens. Coldwell
Banker Townside.
(540)989-3311.
Grand Opening! Lakefront
Acreage from $69,900.
Spectacular new waterfront
community on one of the
largest & cleanest mountain
lakes in America! Large, es-
tate-size parcels, gentle
slope to water, gorgeous
woods, panoramic views.
Paved roads, county water,
utilities. Low-financing. Call
now. (800)564-5092 xl198..
LAKEFRONT BARGAINS Start-
ing at $89,900. Gorgeous
lakefront parcels. Gently
sloping, pristine shoreline,
spectacular views. Across
from national forest on,
35,000 acre recreational
lake in East Tenn. Paved
roads, underground utilities,
central water, sewer, Excel-
lent financing. Call now
(800)704-3145 ext 617,
unset Bay, LLC.
Tennessee Lake Property
from $24,900! 6-1/2 Acre
lot $59,900. 27 Acre Lake
Estate $124,900. Lake Par-
cel and Cabin Package
Available $64,900.
(866)770-5263 ext 8 for de-
tails.
VIEWS VIEWS VIEWS Hele-
na Montana 4.7 Acres
$79,990. Ride out your
backdoor to millions of
acres of national forest!
Awesome lake & mountain
views, close to Canyon Ferry
Lake, minutes to Helena.
Soils tested, utilities, ready
to build on. Call owner
(888)770-2240.


MobileHomes


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


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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.
AIR BOAT- small, 75HP Frank-
lin Aircraft engine, 5' prop,
needs tune-up, Must sell
$850 (863)675-0254.
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $250.
863-674-1105.
COBRA BASS SKI BOAT, 17'-
bow rider, 140 Johnson OB
motor, new bimini top, 2
bass seats, troll motor, good
trailer. $4500.
(863)612-1648.
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.


TERRY FLEETWOOD- '81, 30',
sleeps 6, Fair condition
$1800., 772-287-3602 or
772-486-1914
TRAVEL TRAILER 17 Ft.
$1500 (863)763-3611


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


BOAT TRAILER, Galvanized
Steel, for 21-24' boat w/tan-
dem surge brakes, wash out &
spare. $550 863)824-0459
MOTOR, 9.9 EVINRUDE 0/B,
Needs new coil. $50
(863)675-8168




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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



BOMBADEER DS650 Baja,
'03, very few hrs., $4500.
(863)675-0939
POLARIS 300, 1994, 4x4,
runs good, $1500.
(863)357-1576 or
954)275-8111


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



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.
OLDS CUTLASS SUPREME
1991 Runs good, 128k mi,
asking $1000 or best offer
(863)675-0278
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 great! $6500 or
good offer. (863)824-0884
BFou Weel
Drive 4035;1


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.


CLUB CAR GOLF CART-
w/charger, $600.
(863)467-1518.
GOLF CAR- 3 Wheel, recondi-
tioned, smooth riding, $750.
(863)612-1648.
Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878


Camper Shell, aluminum, for
short bed, full sz. pickup,
$350. (863)634-2975
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 V2, brand new,
$2400 neg. (863)357-6000.
SIDE TOOL BOX
2 doors, w/ keys, like new
$200 (863)357-6202
TIRES, 2 New BFGbodwrench,
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


DODGE 250 RAM 1981: 318
engine, 130K. Has electrical
short. $500 (863)763-5392
FORD 1986, 308, V8, 4x4,
manual shift. $1500
(863)763-5392
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.
HUNTING PACKAGE $8500
Jeep '88, Cobra trlr, tripod, 2
htrs, 2 tree stands, climber.
Call Natalia (954)304-4915


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)357-3534 $3800.
MERCURY VILLAGER GS-
Minvan '98, 7 pass. 68K,
A/C, Auto, All Power, Exc
cond. $6300 863-467-0031

Public Notices




Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-CP-125
IN RE: ESTATE OF
RUSSELL HOUSTON BARBER,
a/k/a R. H. BARBER,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of RUS-
SELL HOUSTON BARBER, a/a R. H.
BARBER, deceased, whose date of
death was April 20, 2005, and whose
Social Security Number is
570-44-4380, is pending in the Cimacuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Rodda,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 304 N.W. Second Street, Room
101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
most file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AF-
TER THE OECENDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is June 1,2005.
Thomas W. Barber
Personal Representative
207 N.W. Second Street
Okeechobee, Rorida 34972
CONELY&CONELY, PA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Rorida 34973-1367
863) 763-3825
: T., W i,.,l','il iir
::r,,,,, tt r i't' 2iu
Attorney for Personal Representative
59018 ON 6/1.8/05


Community Events


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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

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

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

Chamber sponsoring concerts
Brenda O'Connor, executive director of the Okeechobee Chamber
of Commerce, has announced that the Chamber, in conjunction with
Morgan Renee Entertainment, are finalizing plans for a concert series.
Information on the bands and artists will be announced at a later date.
To volunteer your help at any of these events, call the Chamber of
Commerce at (863) 763-6464.

New historical mugs on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society has a new shipment of historical
Okeechobee County Courthouse mugs for $6 each. Cups with a picture
of the old Okeechobee High School and a small booklet entitled "Pictori-
al History of Okeechobee" are also available at the Chamber of Com-
merce.


Community Events