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Vol. 96 No. 166


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ME to release
Schiavo autopsy
TAMPA Terri Schiavo's
relatives say they are hoping
that her autopsy results,
scheduled to be made public
Wednesday, can shed some
light on what led to her col-
lapse and severe brain dam-
age 15 years ago.
The 41-year-old Pinellas
County woman, who most
doctors said was in a persist-
ent vegetative state, died
March 31, nearly two weeks
after the feeding tube keep-
ing her alive was removed by
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FSU's Sexton
is hospitalized
TALLAHASSEE Sus-
pended Florida State quarter-
back Wyatt Sexton was taken
to a hospital by police after
they say they observed him
behaving strangely, laying in
the street, and telling them
that he was God.
Sexton was hospitalized
Monday night and on Tues-
day a Florida State official
said he was still under med-
ical care at an undisclosed
location.
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Hospice plans
ground breaking
Hospice of Okeechobee is
happy to announce that con-
struction will soon begin on
their new volunteer building.
The planned 50 x 20 blue
building will sit on the Ham-
rick property on the corner of
S.E. Fourth Street and Third
Avenue.
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Drought Index
Current: 64
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.27 feet


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

Index


Wednesday, June 15, 2005 50t Plus tax


Attempt to oust Fortner fails


OUA board votes
to keep head
by a 3-2 margin
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
An attempt by Okeechobee
Utility Authority (OUA) board
members to fire Executive Direc-
tor L. C. Fortner failed by a 3-2 vote.
That action came during the


monthly OUA board meeting
Tuesday morning before specta-
tors, including OUA employees
and the operator of OUAs waste-
water treatment plant.
Board member Elder Sumner
initiated the discussion when he
questioned events surrounding a
sewer spill at the lift station across
from North Elementary School.
He said after the spill took place,
he got a call from an OUA employ-
ee concerned about 'his safety
when working the spill.


"We need to restore our credibility and I do not
believe we can do it with our present executive
director."
OUA board member George Long


Mr. Fortner said there was
nothing dangerous about the spill
and referred to a written report.
Mr. Sumner said the report was
concerned more with a descrip-
tion of damaged equipment than


Play Camp: County offers summer fun for kids


Young boys play football at the Teen Town summer camp at the Okeechobee Recreation
Center on Tuesday. The summer "play camp" runs through the end of July.


the effects on the health of OUA
employees.
Mr. Sumner said he was more
concerned with the cause and
effect of the dumping; who made
the decision to dump the material;


and, under what authority. He said
the matter needed to be settled in
an open meeting.
Mr. Fortner said that Blue
Cypress had requested that OUA
take their domestic wastewater so
the RV park could repair their
treatment tank.
Some time after that Waste
Management requested that OUA
permit them to dispose of
stormwater in the OUA system.

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Taylor Creek



property sells,



ramp is closed


Editor's Note: This is the
first story in a series.
By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Taylor Creek Lodge and the
property the Taylor Creek boat
ramp is located on have been
sold, making the future of the
boat ramp uncertain since it is
now on private property.
The sale came as a surprise
to most of the community, but

has actually been involved in
legal litigation since 1990.
The property consists of two
adjacent parcels of land com-
prising 14 acres with 109 recre-
ational vehicle and mobile
home pads, a small bait shop
and convenience store, a small


marina with dry storage and a
biological field station. One par-
cel belonged to the Board of
Trustees (BOT) that housed the
Taylor Creek Lodge and the
other was owned by the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC).
On Sept. 15, 1958, the board
of trustees entered into a 25-year
lease with J.E. Lee for the BOT
parcel. There was no renewal
option in the lease and assign-
ments could not be made with-
out prior BOT approval.
On Jan. 16, 1959, FWC -
known then as the Florida Game
and Freshwater Fish Commis-
sion (GFC) entered into a 25-

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Teen Town attracts community youths during a special summer camp, which opened
Monday. Darrica Johnson and others spell out 'Y' 'M' 'C' 'A' while other kids sing the
song during a karaoke session at the county's recreation center.




EMO director Gene O'Neill


addresses local Rotary Club


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Things are shaping up for the
county to receive a grant from
the Hurricane Housing Recov-
ery Program (HHRP).
According to the county's
grant consultant Debbie Belch-.
er, of Romelis Planning and
Development Services, there
must be a plan for administra-
tion of the proposed $7,143,463
HHRP grant allocated by the
Florida legislature.
Last Friday afternoon Mrs.
Belcher met with Okeechobee
County Housing Official Bill
Royce, Okeechobee County
Commissioner Ray Domer, City


of Okeechobee Councilman
Dowling Watford, Linda Rucks
of the county's State Housing
Initiative Partnership (SHIP) pro-
gram, and representatives of
Recovering Okeechobee After
Disaster (ROAD), Habitat for
Humanity, and Okeechobee
Non-Profit Housing to discuss
strategies and plans for adminis-
tering the grant.
Mrs. Belcher said the intent of
the money is for storm repair.
She said the money could be dis-
tributed "deeper and narrower
or shallow and wider."
The grant consultant said it
could be spread out anyway the
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By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
The weekly meeting of the
local chapter of Rotary Club invit-
ed Gene O'Neill, director of the
county's Emergency Manage-
ment Office, as their guest speak-
er.
"The Emergency' Manage-
ment office gained a wealth of
knowledge from last year's hurri-
canes," he told club members.
He continued with the facts
about the predictions for this
year's storms.
"According to the predictions,
the National Hurricane Center is
calling for a total of 15 named
storms. Eight of the predicted
storms will become hurricanes
and four of those will become
severe hurricanes," he said.
With the facts stated, Mr.
O'Neill welcomed questions


from the group regarding what
was learned from last year's dev-
astating hurricanes.
"What, if anything can be
done about the loss of communi-
cations during the hurricanes?"
asked Dr. Patricia Cooper, super-
intendent of Okeechobee County
Schools and Rotary Club mem-
ber.
"Communication is always a
problem during a major storm,"
replied Mr. O'Neill. "Once power
is out and communications lines
are blown down, police patrol
car radios are used with limited
distance capabilities.
"The 800 trunk system, which
is in use by the highway patrol,
would be the way that we could
keep communication lines clear
during a hurricane. Federal
grants are available for the high
frequency communication sys-
tems with the amount paid by


the grant at 75 percent and the
remaining 25 percent by the
county the systems are still far
too expensive," he added.
Mr. O'Neill also stated that
during any occurrences of hurri-
canes, there will be increased
back-up generators for use by
local radio stations to transmit
information right from the emer-
gency management office 24
hours a day.
Mr. O'Neill also answered
questions about the area shelters
that will be available to residents.
"We currently promote in-
county shelters. The Emergency
Management Office learned
from last year's storms that the
county roads cannot handle the
mass exodus of vehicles trying to
leave the area with a storm com-
ing in; or, handle the same traffic

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Staff photo/D. Hamilton
Gene O'Neill, director of the Okeechobee County Emergency
Management office, answered questions at Tuesday's Rotary
Club meeting.


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situation with residents attempting
to return," he said. "Currently there
are 15 shelters in the county, and
each shelter will be opened as nec-
essary."
The question about supplies
was posed to Mr. O'Neill regarding
fresh drinking water and food.
Mr. O'Neill replied by saying the
state plans to 'overload' us with
enough supplies for the population
of the county.
"The first hours after a disaster
strikes, we are on our own," he
said. "The state cannot get help to
an area during such a situation for
72 hours.
"This year, if there is a need for
bottled water and food supplies,
they will be sent automatically ver-
sus having to order everything a lit-
tle at a time," he added.
Mr. O'Neill also told the club
members that he has met with
local groups from the different
areas such as residents of the Ft.
Drum area, who will be taking
charge of the distribution of sup-
plies for their community should
the need arise.
The Okeechobee County Agri-
Civic Center will once again be
used for the distribution of supplies
in the south end of the county.
In closing, Mr. O'Neill spoke
about last year's water shut down
due to the surge from Hurricane
Jeanne that caused the pumps to
fill with mud and residents were
left with no water for drinking,
washing or sewage control.
"In preparation of this year's
storms, the pipes have been
extended to help prevent this from
occurring should there be another
surge," he explained.
In other Rotary Club business:
Sunday, June 13, Rotary Club
Awards were held in Vero Beakh.
Club president Kristy Crawford
attended the program and accept-
ed the President's Citation, which is
an award given based on club
membership.
Ken Hirsch was installed as
the district governor of Rotary
Club.
The June 28 meeting will wel-
come the installation of new
Rotary Club officers. President
elect- Lonnie Kirsch will take over
for Kristy Crawford.
Mike Costopoulos read the
Rotary minute that entailed the
Rotary Club Avenues of Service,
which represents the philosophies
of the Rotary Club. They include:
Club- club projects; Community-
fundraisers; Vocational- using the
talents of professionals in the club
to benefit the community; and
International partnerships with
overseas clubs to provide commu-
nity services.
The Rotary Club meets every
Tuesday at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., at
noon.


Fortner

Continued From Page 1
This water was from a pond that
was contaminated with a small
amount of leachate.
Mr. Fortner said OUA agreed to
take the leachate from Waste Man-
agement as long as it did not over-
load the system. He went on to say
that the problem, which involved
two burned out pumps, started 20
days after Waste Management
stopped dumping. Because of this,
OUA couldn't be certain this
caused the problem. He said he did
not believe the two events were
related because of the time lapse.
"It was my decision to assist
them (Waste Management) after
discussing it with the Florida
Department of Environmental Pro-
tection (DEP) and others," said Mr.
Fortner.
Mr. Sumner asked about OUA
policy on accepting outside materi-
als.
Mr. Fortner said there was no
written policy.
Mr. Fortner said a meeting with
DEP on the matter was scheduled.


Ramp

Continued From Page 1
year lease with J.E. Lee for the GFC
parcel plus the BOT parcel. This
lease did contain 25-year renewal
option and did didt require that any
assignment be prenapproved.
The BOT lease'expired in 1983
and the GFC lease expired in 1984.
The BOT and GFC authorized the
consolidation of both leases. The
tenant at that time refused to re-
negotiate the lease fee causing the
BOT and GFC to initiate ejectment
action. The tenant then counter-
claimed that the second lease
replaced the first lease on the BOT
property giving the tenant legal ten-
ancy until 2009.
Early in 1990, Security Trust Sav-
ings and Loan Association, which
held a loan agreement with the
tenant for $1 million secured by the
leaseholder, filed a legal action
against the tenant and GFC to fore-
close on the lease. The tenant sub-
sequently abandoned the lease
and declared bankruptcy. The
remaining parties then agreed 'to
appoint a receiver to operate Taylor
Creek Lodge. The lodge has been
operating under receivership ever
since.
Dr. I. H. Crouch, of Ledbetter,
Ky., bought out the Savings and
Loan's interest in the property.
On March 1, 1997, a state-certi-
fied general appraiser set the esti-
mated value of the leased fee estate


At this point board member
George Long took up the attack
against Mr. Fortner. He quoted
OUA policy reserving the right for
such decision to be made by the
board.
He charged that Mr. Fortner
needed board approval for his
action. Mr. Long said he did receive
a telephone call from Mr. Fortner
before the Blue Cypress incident.
He said he was against it because
OUA would not know what they
were getting and if there were a
problem, OUA could not trace it
down.
Mr. Fortner said he contacted
several board members before
making his decision.
However, when Mr. Long asked
other board members if they had
been contacted none admitted to
receiving a call from Mr. Fortner.
Mr. Long then asked why was
the decision made to use that par-
ticular lift station.
Mr. Fortner said it was a larger
station with more capacity and eas-
ier access. Other lift stations could
not handle the volume, he added.
Mr. Long then asked if OUA had
anyone monitoring the material
being delivered.


Mr. Fortner admitted that not
every load was checked and that
they had to rely on the truck driv-
ers.
Mr. Long noted that there was a
considerable amount of debris
clogging up the failed pumps. The
lift station involved is the last lift sta-
tion before the wastewater treat-
ment plant.
"Why would we risk our sys-
tem?" he asked, noting that if that
station went down it would kill the
system.
Mr. Fortner replied that they
monitored the system and ceased
dumping when the system was
overloaded.
Mr. Long said this situation was
one more in a substantial list that
has caused people in this commu-
nity to have no confidence in OUA.
He asserted that what he called
"an exercise in poor judgment by
the executive director" ended up in
a mess that the board would have
to solve.
"This is not the road we need to
be on, and this is not the road we
need to continue on," he said. "We
need to restore our credibility and I
do not believe we can do it with
our present executive director."


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Chad O'Connor, a local catfish angler, continued to use the
Taylor Creek boat ramp last week. He was unaware that the
ramp had been closed down by new owners of the property.


at $580,000. Dr. Crouch offered to
pay $585,000 for both parcels of
land.
Dr. Crouch took title to the prop-
erty by quit-claim deed on April 26,
2005, for the sum of $585,000.
Dr. Crouch sold both parcels of
land including the Taylor Creek
boat ramp on April 28, 2005, to
Taylor Creek Resort RV Park, LLC, a
Florida limited liability company,
for $2.3 million. The deed was
recorded in the Public Records of
Okeechobee County on May 2,
.2005.
Just recently No Trespassing
and Tow Away Zone signs have
been installed on the dirt road lead-
ing to the boat ramp. This dirt road
provides access to the locks, as
well as the boat ramp.


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Last Thursday a gate was
installed to prevent the ramp from
being used. This action caused
rumors and raised questions
throughout the community as to
the legality of closing the ramp.
There was concern about the
adverse effect this would have on
Search and Rescue missions on the
north end of Lake Okeechobee
and in the Rim Canal. If an emer-
gency occurred at the north end of
the Rim Canal and there was no
boat ramp at Taylor Creek, the


Grant

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committee wanted. She suggested
requiring grant applicants who
have received payments from the
Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) and/or insurance
to contribute these funds toward
an HHRP grant unless those funds
have already been spent for legiti-
mate hurricane-related needs.
She also suggested checking to
see if prospective applicants are up
to date on their mortgage pay-
ments, utility payments and taxes.


It had already been decided by
the Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners that ROAD
would receive $382,000 of the
grant. The organization would use
these funds to purchase building
materials to be used by volunteer
labor groups to rebuilt damaged
homes.
S It was the consensus of Friday's
meeting to allocate funds to Habitat
for Humanity and Okeechobee
Nonprofit Housing. Habitat for
Humanity would use the funds to
buy material for volunteer laborers
-_ to build new houses, while Okee-
chobee Nonprofit Housing would
use their grant funds to repair dam-
aged houses.
Mr. Royce said consideration
should be given to helping the
most people possible, whether it
would be through repairing a dam-
aged house or..building a new
house.
The committee discussed the
viders" feasibility of repairing or replacing
damaged mobile homes. Linda
Rucks, administrator of the coun-
ty's SHIP program, noted that there
is nothing to prevent giving people
with damaged mobile homes grant
money to buy a new site-built


He then made a motion to fire
the executive director immediately
and give him severance pay.
Mr. Long and Mr. Sumner voted
for the motion. Board members
Steve Nelson and Carl Leonard
voted against it. Since the vote was
tied, Chairperson Melanie Ander-
son broke the tie by voting against
the motion.
Mr. Leonard said he voted
against the measure because he
thinks the executive director does a
good job. He said there was an
unfornate set of circumstances the
last few months that he attributed
to human error.
"I think he is doing a credible
job," Mr. Leonard said of Mr. Fort-
ner.
Mr; Sumner noted the need to
get this issue out in the open.
Mr. Long responded that if a
board member had not brought it
up, it would not have been men-
tioned.
Jason Pearce, a former OUA
employee, stated that the employ-
ees had no idea what was in the
spilled material.
"I don't think it is right," he said.
Mr. Long said it was a sad reve-
lation when employees fear their


Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office Search and Rescue units
would be forced to launch farther
south and then travel through the
locks to obtain access to the north-
ern'area of the Rim Canal. Those
precious extra minutes navigating
through the locks could be the dif-
ference in life or death.
Friday the signs were painted
over and the gate was gone, which
allowed access to Taylor Creek.
"I had no idea this was happen-
ing," stated Chad O'Connor, a local
catfisherman, as he launched his
boat on the creek Friday morning.
"I use this ramp at least two or
three times a week. I'm a catfish
fisherman and I. come here to
catch bait."
Carlos A. Rodriguez is the regis-
tered agent for the new owners.
"We don't want to cause undue
problems for the community. But,
now that the land is privately
owned, we are concerned about
liability issues," he said. "I'm an
attorney and even I know that it is
very difficult to sue the state. But, if
something happens out there now
that it is privately owned, we could
be held liable.
"The state has an easement to
the lock, so they have complete


house.
It was suggested that guidelines
for administering the HHRP grant
be similar to those of the SHIP pro-
gram.
The proposed plan will be pre-
sented to the county commission-
ers at their next meeting on June


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working environments, adding that
is was another attack on the credi-
bility of OUA.
Employee Vince Padgett said it
was his understanding that they
worked as a team and employees
need to know. He blamed the
problems partly on lack of commu-
nications.
Mr. Sumner said he had a pri-
vate meeting after the incident with
Mr. Fortner and OUA Director of
Operations John Hayford. He said
Mr. Hayford said the landfill was a
cash cow for the county and it
would be good public relations to
accept the leachate. Mr. Sumner
said Mr. Fortner agreed.
In an interview after the meet-
ing, Mr. Long said the leachate was
very diluted. He said the issue was
not leechate, although that was
bad enough. He said employees
who were experienced in working
with sewer spills experienced
health effects not associated with
normal sewage spills. The prob-
lem, he said, was introducing
material from outside the OUA sys-
tem.
Mr. Fortner and Mr. Hayford had
no comment.


access to the lock station. But, the
boat ramp has been posted with
No Trespassing signs and Tow
Away Zone signs to let everyone
know that the ramp is closed to the
public. The situation may change
in the future. But, until it does, the
ramp is officially closed," he
explained.
Mr. Rodriguez went on to say
that his clients are spending a lot of
money to improve the looks of the
Taylor Creek Lodge property.
"They are upgrading the facility
and improving the looks of the
property, including new landscap-
ing," he said. "The property needs
a lot of work and that is what we
are focusing on."
Mr. Rodriguez also explained
that he would contact Okeechobee
County Sheriff Paul May directly
about using the boat ramp by his
department's search and rescue
units.
There is another ramp that can
be used by search and rescue in
the event of an emergency on the
lake or Rim Canal. The boat ramp
at the FWC fisheries office will still
be available to state and county
government vehicles in an emer-
gency.


20. The approved plan must then
be submitted to the state by July 1.
Once a 'plan is approved, Mrs.
Belcher said it would be her
responsibility as grant coordinator
to see that it is followed. She pre-
dicted that the funds would be
available a few weeks after July 1.


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Dr. Neal Wright of Okeechobee with his son, graduating
senior, Cory Wright during the May 19 graduation cere-
mony of Cornerstone Christian Home Educators.


Local home school


graduate honored


On May 19, Cornerstone
Christian Home Educators held
their graduation service. Their
graduating senior was Cory
Wright, who is the son of Dr.
and Mrs. Neal Wright of Okee-
chobee.
Cory was honored by hav-
ing several people speak about
him. The keynote speaker at
the ceremony was Senator
Daniel Webster, from Orlando.
Cory is enrolled to begin
classes at Embry-Riddle Univer-
sity in Daytona Beach for the
fall semester.


Cornerstone Christian
Home Educators is a support
group for those choosing to
educate their children at.home.
Meetings are held on the sec-
ond Thursday of each month at
The Gathering at 7 p.m.
During the school year,
home schooled students partic-
ipate in weekly classes together
and travel on field trips.
For more information con-
cerning home schooling and
Cornerstone Christian Home
Educators, please contact Debi
at (863)634-3525.


Courtesy photo
Fun and music
The Battersby Duo will beappearing at the Okeechobee
County Library on Thursday, June 23 at 2 p.m. The Bat-
tersby Duo is an award winning musical comedy team
for children and families with an educational twist. The
program is free and open to the public.


Obituaries


Charles Robert 'Bob'
Davenport
Charles Robert 'Bob' Daven-
port, age 66 passed away Monday
June 13, 2005 in the Smyth Coun-
ty Community Hospital. He was
born in Washington County and
was Co-owner and operator of D
& D Construction Company and a
veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by:
his father Henry C. Davenport and
son Charles R. Davenport, Jr.
Survivors include: wife of 44
years, Cordia Jones Davenport;
children, Richard M. 'Dickie'
(Beth) Davenport, Debra D.
Phillips, Patricia D. Davenport;
mother, Belle G. Davenport; sister,
Mrs. Elmer 'Helen' Blevins; grand-
children, Daniel Robbins, Kamiah
Davenport, Sierra Davenport,
Colby 'Barney' Davenport.
The family will receive friends
Wednesday, June 15, from 5 until
funeral service time at 8 p.m. at
the Bradley's Funeral Chapel in
Chilhowie with Rev. Paul Jones
and Rev. Eddie Lyle officiating.
Graveside services will be held
Thursday, June 16, at 11 a.m. at
the Lebanon United Methodist
Church Cemetery with Military
Honors being rendered by the
Francis Marion V.FW. Post 4667.
In lieu of flowers memorial
donations can be made to the
Chilhowie Lifesaving Crew; PO
Box 5012, Chilhowie Va. 24319.
Expressions of sympathy may
be sent to the family at,
www.bradleysfh.com. Bradley's
Funeral Chapel Chilhowie is serv-
ing the Davenport family.
Edward L. Cessna, Sr.
Edward L. Cessna, Sr., age 70,
of Okeechobee, died Monday,
June 13, 2005 at Raulerson Hospi-
tal. He was born Nov. 30, 1934 in
Altoona, Pa., Mr. Cessna had been
;a resident of Okeechobee for
three years. He was of the
.Catholic Faith and enjoyed boat-
ing, fishing and traveling.
He was preceded in death by
his son, Edward Cessna, Jr.
SSurvivors include: his beloved
wife of 21 years, Shirley Cessna of
Okeechobee (formerly of Glen
Burnie, Md.); daughter, Sharon
:(Bill) Hankins; stepsons, Bruce
.(Barbara) Miner and Darrell
Miner, all of Glen Burnie, Md.;
brothers, Donald Cessna and
George Cessna of California; sis-
ters, Ruth Westley, Candice and


Alicia Burk, all of Altoona, Pa.
There will be no visitation or
services.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Holly Jean Harrison
Holly Jean Harrison, age 58, of
Okeeehobee, died Sunday, June
12, 2005 at Raulerson Hospital.
She was born Dec. 4, 1946 in
Lewiston, Maine. Mrs. Harrison
had been a resident of Okee-
chobee since 1989. She was a
member of the Seventh Day


Adventist Church and enjoyed
gardening, animals and loved
candles.
Survivors include: her hus-
band of 15 years, John Harrison of
Okeechobee; daughter, Tammy
(Bill) Daniels of Okeechobee;
grandson, Ryan Holden of Fort
Pierce; and two sisters, Rebecca
(Tony) Bachelor of Buckfield,
Maine and Cynthia Trescott of
Arcadia.
There will be no visitation or
services.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory


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Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.

School Expansion
I was wondering if there are any plans to add on to South Ele-
mentary or Central any time soon?
(Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. The school district is looking
at a couple of options. Those options include additions to South
Elementary or maybe even a new school. There is even the pos-
sibility that there will be additions made to South, and a new
school built. As for Central, there are no plans for an addition.)

Equipment
In Buckhead Ridge we have some bothersome things happen-
ing two parties are running a business out of their homes, and
one has a lot of heavy equipment that is mutilating our streets.
What happened to not running a business out of your homes?
Base Closing
If the United States ever closes the base in Cuba you can be
sure that communist China will move in the following day.
Taylor Creek Property
Taylor Creek Lodge was sold and they have changed the name
to Taylor Creek Resort RV Park, can you help me to find out when
it was sold? We stay there about five months in the winter, and
the people who own it sold out without telling all of us. Now we
have to go down and move or give away our trailer, 'cause we
can't pay $3,100 more a year.
(Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. The property was sold in
May of this year. For more, please seethe story on page 1 of
today's issue.)

Memorial Day
I was reading through the comments and just wanted to add
that I also appreciated the Memorial Day coverage. I am so glad
the local Boy Scouts are learning about the importance of Memo-
rial Day and the sacrifices made to protect our freedom.

Sale of Property
I understand the Taylor Creek Lodge property was owned by
the state. My question is, if it was for sale, why wasn't it advertised
as a public notice in our local newspaper? Why was an out-of-
town investor the only one allowed to bid? This just doesn't seem
right. Local business people should have had a chance to bid on
that property.
(Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. When the property was
sold in May, it was owned by an individual in Kentucky. This per-
son bought it from the state in April of this year. For more on the
sale and prior owners of the property, please see our story on
page 1 of this issue.)




Community Events

Free Lunchbox Lecture scheduled
A free Lunchbox Lecture, featuring psychotherapist Dr. Bren-,
da Garma, Ph.D., LMHC, will be held June 21 at the Visiting Nurs-
es Association, 208 S.E. Park St., and will address techniques for
children that are self-mutilating. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m.
and the lecture will begin at noon. Bring your lunch. Beverages
will be provided. Lunchbox Lectures are presented by the Teen
Pregnancy Prevention Task Force and sponsored by the Okee-
chobee Healthy Start Coalition to inform and heighten the com-
munity's awareness of topics that surround the increasing prob-
lem of teen pregnancy in Okeechobee. This is the last lecture in
the series. For information, call Carol Staley at (863) 462-5877.

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.

Help with utility bill available
A LIHEAP representative will be at the Okeechobee One Stop
Career Center, 207 S.W. Park St., June 23 and 24 from 9 a.m. until
3 p.m. to discuss help paying your electric bills or help with
deposits and reconnections. This is only for first-time users, elder-
ly, the handicapped and for families withchildren under the age
of 5. You will need a picture ID, proof of income, a Social Security
card for everyone and an electric bill.





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Looking Back ...

The talent contest winners at the 1985 American Legion Free Fair were: (left to right) Jay Douglas, first place for dance;
Kay Wise and Tina Cooley, second place for singing; and Grace French, third place for dancing the Charleston. Do you
have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by the Okeechobee News
office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you wait. Or, you can e-mail the photo and information about the
photo to okeenews@okeechobee.com.


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.
Narcotic 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.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beauty
Salon located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public
service program to help women with cancer by teaching them beauty
techniques to diminish appearance-related side effects of treatment.
R.S.V.P. to (863) 467-2096 or (863) 763-88331
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings
each month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St.,
at 7:30 p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas.
For information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
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 informa-
tion, contact Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.

Thursday
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.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet
for a pot luck supper at 6 p.m., with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger
Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
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 Commnunity Center 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.
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.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It's a closed book study.
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. 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 from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family care-
givers, and is facilitated by Enid Boutrin M.S.W. of Hospice of Okee-
chobee, and Laura Zel, L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The
meeting is from 2 until 3 p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information or
to reserve your place in the group, call (863) 467-2321. Free respite
care is available for your loved one while you are in group at Dunklin
Assisted Living/Adult Day Care, 407 N.W. Second Ave. For informa-
tion about respite care, call Lou at (863) 763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday 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. For information, call (863) 467-2321.

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing
weight and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come
and see what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret
at (863) 467-9766,
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic
Center, located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tick-
ets 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. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.


Community Events

Flag burning ceremony planned
The American Legion, Okeechobee Memorial Post #64, will
hold their annual flag disposal ceremony at 7 p.m. on June 16.
The public is invited.

Church will host potluck dinner
Cowboys for Christ will be having a potluck dinner on June 16
starting at 6 p.m. at the Basinger Civic Center. There will be
gospel singing by Escape Christian, and country music with Gin-
ger Fender and band at 7 p.m.

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.

Domestic violence is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday, June
18, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at I and 6 p.m. on
WWFR 91.7 FM and on 100.3 FM. The guest will be Hylan Bryan,
M.S. executive director of Safespace. The topic will be helping vic-
tims of domestic violence, shelters and outreach programs and
services. For information, contact Hylan Bryan at (772) 595-0042.

Hospice plans ground breaking ceremony
Hospice of Okeechobee's board members and staff invite
everyone to join them at the ground breaking ceremony on Mon-
day, June 20, at 10 a.m. The ceremony will be held at the site of
their new building on the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third
Avenue. Refreshments will be served.

Church will host sports camp
The Cornerstone Baptist Church, 18387 U.S. 441 N., will be
having a Sports Camp June 20-23 from 9 until 11:30 a.m. For infor-
mation or to sign up, call Pastor Terry Moore at (863) 634-7922.

Church will host revival
The Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 Parrott Ave., will host a
revival June 20-24 beginning at 7 p.m. each night. Pastors for the
revival will be Kevin McGushion, Lee Minton, Dale Shafer and
Gale Eyler. For information, call (863) 763-6869.

Baptist church plans Bible school
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., invites all
children kindergarten through sixth grades to attend their vaca-
tion Bible school June 20-24 from 5 until 8:15 p.m. The school
will create a fun and exciting safari atmosphere where children
will have a great time singing, watching skits, creative crafts, play-
ing games and getting to know God through prayer. A parent
seminar entitled Making Your Children Mind Without Losing
Yours will also be offered. For information, call (863) 763-0550.

Oakview hosting Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W.32nd St., will host a vacation
Bible school June 20-24, from 6 until 9 p.m. The school will be
titled "Ramblin' Road Trip" a trip across America to learn how
to make right choices. It will be for ages 3 through adult. 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.

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. The sessions will be: June
20-24; and, June 27-July 1. The camp will be open from 8 a.m.
until 5 p.m. The cost is $100 per camper. Campers will learn
about wildlife and the environment. There will be a day devoted
to survival in the wild. Florida Wildlife Conservation officers
Kevin Losee and Sean Smith will teach the young campers how
to survive in the wilderness. There will also be daily crafts, one
large take-home craft, ice cream parties, and a field trip to River
Woods which includes a pontoon boat ride. Since enrollment is
limited, it is important to sign up as soon as possible. For informa-
tion contact Sue Arnold at (863) 763-4630.

Members sought for fair committee
As the first step toward forming a county fair, the Okeechobee
County Agri-Civic Center Advisory Committee is seeking appli-
cants for a 25-member committee that will write the charter for
the fair. A broad cross section of the community is needed. Appli-
cations can be picked up through June 21 at the county adminis-
trator's office in the Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W
Second St. Member of the advisory committee will select the
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Jamaican sprinter sets

world mark in 100 meters


ATHENS, Greece Asafa
Powell set a world record in the
men's 100 meters Tuesday,
clocking 9.77 seconds at the Tsik-
litiria Super Grand Prix meeting.
The Jamaican, who finished
fifth at the 2004 Athens Games,
shaved one hundredth of a sec-
ond off Tim Montgomery's
record of 9.78 set in Paris in 2002.
Montgomery's record
already was at risk because he
faces doping charges. The previ-
ous record was 9.79 set by Mau-


rice Greene in Athens in 1999.
Powell, 22, already had the
world's fastest time this year, a
run of 9.84 seconds at the
Jamaica International Invitation-
al on May 8. He also ran a 9.85 on
June 9 in the Czech Republic.
"I'm very happy that ... I
achieved this performance,"
Powell said after the race at the
Olympic Stadium. "I knew I
could break the world record
and I am very happy I succeed-
ed."


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Sports Briefs


Golf tournament
will benefit CIS
Communities In School (CIS)
and the Police Athletic League
(PAL) are hosting their sixth annual
golf tournament on Saturday, June
18, at the Okeechobee Golf &
Country Club.
There will be an 8 a.m. shotgun
start.
Entry fees are $45 per person, or
$180 per team. Sponsorships are.
available. The cost of a hole spon-
sorship is $150; a tee sponsorship
is $75; and, a team sponsorship is
$180.
There will also be chicken and
rib barbecue dinners.
Prizes will be given to the first,
ninth andnext-to-last place teams.
All proceeds will help fund CIS
projects: Mentoring Character
Counts and Youth Center.
. For information, call CIS at
(863) 462-5327.


Chobee Bulls
sign-ups slated
Sign-ups for the Chobee
Bulls football league will be
held June 14 at the Chobee
Bulls Field House at New
Endeavor from 4:30 until 7 p.m.
Boys in the sixth, seventh
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. There will be a mandatory
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or guardians at 6:30 p.m.
For information, call Marvin
Roberts at (863) 357-6675,
Mary Jane Schoonmaker at
(863) 634-0326 or Maureen Hal-
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Okeechobee High School Scholarship Night awards presented


Courtesy photo
Students received Buxton Memorial Scholarships at the Okeechobee High School scholar-
ship night presentation. Matthew Buxton (left) and Marilyn Buxton (right) presented the
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Courtesy photo
Students received Church of our Saviour Scholarships at the Okeechobee High School
scholarship night presentation. Rev. Edward Weis (front, center) presented the scholar-
ships to (front row, left to right) Christine Kaufman and Raquel Sanchez, and (back row)
Brett Fuller.


Courtesy photo
Students received Bob Teany Memorial Scholarships at the Okeechobee High School schol-
arship night presentation. Dale Barrett (front row, second from left) and Dwight Tillman (front
row, third from left) presented the scholarships to (front row, left to right) Danielle Witter and
Rachel Amiet, (back row, left to right) Dale Pringle, Summer Carnahan, Christy Williams, and
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Anniversary


Births


and Jim Fulke of Okeechobee.
Devin's great-grandmother is
Bernice Eddy of Brunswick, Ga.


Jace Cavan Willard


Mr. and Mrs. Robert Giesler
Bob and
Beverly Giesler
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Giesler
will celebrate their 50th wedding
anniversary July 3, at the Old
Town Hall in Huntingburg, Ind.
Open House will be from 2
until 4 p.m. The couple requests
no gifts.
Bpob Giesler and Beverly Frick
married.on July 2, 1955, in Hunt-
ingburg, Ind., at St. Mary's Rec-
tory by Father Alfred Baltz. Their
attendants were Bill Giesler of
Jasper, Ind., cousin of the.
groom, and the :ale Wanela Lin-


Miranda Davis
and Adam Durranee
Denny and Margo Davis, along
with Beverlv'and Glenn Rucks o.t
Oke'c ee, jare proud to
announce the engagement of
their daughter Mhianda Davis to
Adam Durrance of Okeechobee.
The prospective groom is the
son of Sam and Thea Durrance of
Okeechobee
The wedding is planned for

Godwin


reunion.


pla.nned-

The annual Godwin family
reunion %\ill be held Saturday, June
25, in the fellowship hall of the
Grace Brethren Church, on S. Par-
rott Avenue, across from the Gold-
en Corral, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
All members of this clan are
urged to attend A fenced play-
ground will be available for the
children.
Meat \will be lurnished and
you're asked to bring co% ered dish-
es of salads, fruits, vegetables,
desserts, etc.
Please biting any old photos,
snapshots and memorabilia to
share.
For information, call Pearl God-
win at 1.S63i 763-2614-I or Jimmy
Godwin at i772) 216-30-18 in Fort
Pierce.


dauer, sister of the bride.
Mr. and Mrs. Giesler are the
parents of five daughters: Mrs.
Mark (Roxanna) Hasenour of
Jasper, Ind.; Mrs. Patrick (Karen)
Werne of Buckhead Ridge; Mrs.
Gary (Carla) Schnarr of Hunting-
burg, Ind.; Mrs. Jack (Joyce)
Welp of Birdseye, Ind.; and Mrs.
Bret (Molly) Egg of Atoka, Tenn.
They have 16 grandchildren
and six great-grandchildren. One
grandson is deceased.
The couple moved from Indi-
ana to Buckhead Ridge in 1981
and now enjoy vacationing at
their home in Birdseye, Ind.


July 9, 2065, at Abundant Bless-
ings Assembly of God. ,
The bride-to-be,is a 2001 grad-
uate of Okeechobee High School
and has graduated frorn ithe den-
tal hygiene prograihat 1RCC."
The groom is a 1995 graduate
of Okeechobee High School and
has graduated from Br,:,xnsville
Revival School of Ministr\ and
currently attends IRCC.
After 'the wedding the couple
will residein Okeechobee.


Hailey Rae Chapman
Halley Rae
Chapman
Jason and Stacey Chapman of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their daugh-
ter Hailey Rae Chapman.
She was born April 11, 2005, at
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center.
She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces,
and was 19.25 inches long.
Hailey Rae was welcomed
home by her brother John
Mitchell Prevatt and sister Brooke
Prevatt.
Her maternal grandparents are
Bonnie Arnold, Joseph Kelly and
Dennis Bass.
Her paternal grandparents are
Tony and Liz Chapman.
Hailey's great-grandparents are
Oakland and Yvonne Chapman,
Clarence and Sue Arnold and
Donald and Charlotte Williams.


Devin James Duarte
Devin James
Duarte
Jessica Duarte and Jimmy
Foulke of Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of. their son
Devin James Duarte.
He was born on May 4, 2005, at
Port St. Lucie Medical Centerin Port
St. Lucie. He weighed 5 pounds, 8
ounces, and was 18 inches long.
Devin was welcomed home by
aunts, uncles, Joshua, Sean and
Sarah; grandparents, Robin and
Doug; and, father Jimmy.
Maternal grandparents are
Robin Duarte and Dudley Crymes
of Okeechobee.
Paternal grandparents are Teri


Community Events

Airboat group will meet
The June meeting of the Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association
will be held Thursday, June 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Square
Restaurant. 301 W South Park St. Major agenda items include vot-
ing on charitable contributions, planning for the 2006 jamboree
and approval of revised bylaws. Prizes will be given away, and visi-
tors are welcome. For information, call (863) 763-6069.
Book discussion group will meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion
Group will continue to meet at 7 p.m. in the Okeechobee Library
meeting room. Everyone who lives to read and discuss books is
invited to attend. The group's next meeting will be Thursday,
June 23, to discuss "Before Women Had Wings" Connie Fowler.
If you have questions or would like more information, call Jan
Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.
Chamber of Commerce to hold barbecue
Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce will be having a barbe-
cue chicken dinner on June 24 from 1 1a.m. until 6 p.m. in Flagler,
Park. Dinners \\ill be pick-up only. The dinner includes baked
beans, potato salad, roll and cookie. White meat dinners will be
$6, and dark meat dinners will be $5. Tickets are available at the
Chamber, Rustic Ranch or from any Chamber director.


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Rae.
She was born April 5, 2005, at
Lakeland 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.


Jace Cavan Willard
Jeff and Lori Steiert Willard of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their son
Jace Cavan Willard.
He was born March 22, 2005, at
Martin Memorial in Stuart. He
weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and
was 19.5 inches long.
Jace Cavan was welcomed
home by his brothers James
Steiert, and Zack and Austin
Willard.
His maternal grandparents are
Sharon and Jerry Miller of Okee-
chobee, and Jim and Donna Gum-
tow of Yale, Mich.
Paternal grandmother is Norma
Fugett of Okeechobee.
His great-grandmother is Shirley
Paquette of Clinton Township,
Mich.


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8-- The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 15,2005

Local students honored at annual OHS Scholarship Night


Courtesy photo
Students received Flora Mae Walpole Memorial Scholarships at the Okeechobee High
School scholarship night presentation. Gretchen Robertson presented the scholarships to
Summer Carnahan (left) and Ryan Butler (center).


Courtesy phoic
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Courtesy photo
Travis Rogers was the recip-
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 15, 2005


Hospice ceremony will be June 20


Courtesy photo/Hospice of Okeechobee
Virgil Parks (left) of Parks Construction and Danny Creech
(right) of Creech Construction review the area where the new
blue Hospice of Okeechobee volunteer building will stand.
Parks Construction will pour the concrete next week and the
building will go up shortly thereafter. Mr. Creech estimates that
the building will be ready for the volunteers to occupy in early
July.


Hospice of Okeechobee is happy
to announce that construction will
soon begin on their new volunteer
building.
The planned 50 x 20 blue build-
ing will sit on the Hamrick property
on the corner of S.E. Fourth Street
and Third Avenue between the
two white houses and the Hospice
of Okeechobee office.
Everyone is invited to join Hos-
pice of Okeechobee's board mem-
bers and staff at the ground break-
ing ceremony scheduled for
Monday, June 20, at 10 a.m. The
event will be held on the construc-
tion site of the new building.
Refreshments will be served. A rib-
bon cutting will be scheduled at a
later date.
"Now our volunteers can better
organize the yard sales in one
building rain or shine," said There-
sa Davis, Hospice of Okeechobee
volunteer coordinator. "They will
no longer have to worry about


Everyone is invited to
join Hospice of Okee-
chobee's board mem-
bers and staff at the
ground breaking cere-
mony scheduled for
Monday, June 20, at
10 a.m.

being out in the rain and blown
down tents, as they did getting
ready for our last yard sale. There
will be ramps to make the rolling
out of clothes racks easier from the
building to the existing driveway.
"I hope the public will join us in
celebrating the beginning of con-
struction by coming to our ground
breaking ceremony," she added.
For information or to volunteer,
call Ms. Davis at (863) 467-2321.


Barbershop quartet show is planned as fundraiser


The Florida barbershop quar-
tet DEFCON4 is in need of bar-
bershop help in getting to the
International Competition this
July.
The college-age Gainesville-
area group was not informed
that they had qualified as a wild-
card contestant for the interna-
tional competition this year until
just recently. By the time they
were notified, it was very late to
raise the necessary travel funds.
Charlie Bradham and his
quartet, Just4Kicks, are trying to
help rectify this situation by
inviting all barbershoppers and
their spouses and friends to "A
Glow without the Show" a
barbershop-style afterglow fea-


turning the DEFCON4 and other
Sunshine District quartets on
Saturday, June 25, beginning at
7:30 p.m. at American Legion
Hall, 501 S.E. Second St., for a
donation of $10 per person.
Food will be available.
All proceeds to go to the DEF-
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international competition in Salt
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For information and ques-
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orcalrod@strato.net.
There are only 150 seats avail-
able. Donations are tax
deductible.


Lourtesy pnoto
The group DEFCON4 (left to right) tenor-Triston St.John, lead-
Travis Crew, bass-Tyrell Givens and baritone-Jimmy Kite are
trying to raise enough money to participate in the international
barbershop quartet competition in Salt Lake City.


Courtesy photo/Main Street
Main Street meeting
Florida Main State held their quarterly meeting in
Vilano Beach last week. Okeechobee Main Street was
represented by Lydia Jean Williams (left), executive
director, and Maureen Burroughs (right), president,
had the opportunity to meet with Secretary of State
Glenda E. Hood (center). These quarterly meetings are
very important to the local Main Street organizations
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the revitalization of downtown communities and also
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702 SE 9th Avenue
(863) 634-8703
allseasonac@earthlink.net
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Good life. Great pride.
OKEECHOBEE
3290 Hwy. 441 South
467-1200
Hours: Sun. 11AM 4PM
Mon. Sat. 9AM 6PM
Owned & Operated by:
Joe Rieth (#3045)


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SUNRISE
5435 U.S. 1 South
Fort Pierce
1 Mile South of Midway Road on U.S. 1
Ft. Pierce 461-6000
Stuart 283-6806
Vero Beach 567-8480
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Walters & Son
Construction
HEAVY EQUIPMENT SERVICE


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Ditch Cleaning o Grove Maintenance
Tree Trimming Tree Removal And More....
Mark Walters
863-634-2365 or 158*17*26116 (NEXTEL)
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3 *IDI khE* ,/1II [e
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863-467-4733
Honest & Dependable Service
24 Hour Emergency Service
Repair on all makes & models
Family Owned & Operated
CAC1813894

* C RELATIVE

,Memory Keeping at its Best-
April Hof
INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT
P.O. Box 930
Okeechobee, FL 34973
Cell: (863) 634-6018
aliofcm@hotmail.com
Personal Assistance Events
Photo Safe Albums & Supplies Careers
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( CECILIO ENT. INC.
AUTO SALES
8000 Hwy. 70 E Okeechobee
Financing with El Termst
863-357-6006


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Gambling Trips:


Gering CasinoLines
863-357-3593
TOLL FREE: 1-888-738-9130




NEY
O RUQIfON, NCM.
www.abneyandabney.com
805 SW 15th Street
Phone: (863) 763-6541
Fax: (863) 763-6795
State Lic.: CGCA03425/CBC058152




IVDFLIORID
2105 S. Parrott Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
Stop by today!
Or call 467-FREE
www.midflorida.com

IV;J:aR.-MamIs]: &llUaWAN


WALPOLE FEED
& SUPPLY
Hwy. 98 N. PO Box 1723
(863) 763-690.5






& CRPaAOrGRY
Family Owned and Operated
763-2111
205 N.E. 2nd Street
Okeechobee



Publix.
WHERE SHOP PS NG IS A PLEASUREs.0
Northlake Village
3551 Hwy. 441 S.
Okeechobee
763-3500
www.publix.com


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Newman Air
Conditioning, Inc.
FAST, RELIABLE SERVICE
"Serving the Okeechobee Area Since 1972"
* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
Mobile Home Air Conditioning
Specialist
202 N.E. 2nd Street
(behind Eckerds)
763 7 0 73CAC013262


Reich &
Mancini
1-888-784-6724
Workers' Compensation Personal Injury
Social Security Disability Wrongful Death
PalmnCity Fort Pierce
Port St. Lucie
West Palm Beach Boca Raton







HYUNDAI
3725 S.E. Federal Hwy.
Stuart, FL
TOLL FREE
1-866-206-1776


COME AS YOU ARE!
First United
Methodist Chlit rch
200 NW Second Street
(863) 763-4021
www.fumcokee.com
Bruce Simpson, Senior Pastor
fumco@earthlink.net
James R. Dawson, YouthlAssistant Pastor
fumco2@earthlink.net



Creechif
Construction
Residential/Commercial
Daniel B. Creech Owner
Lic. & Ins. St. Lic. #CBC057343
406 S.W. 2nd St.
Phone: (863) 763-9225
Fax: (863) 763-2033


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FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
110 N.E. 5th St.
(863) 763-1994
Time & Temperature
763-0123


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* 7 Days A Week
* 24 Hr. Emergency Service
* We Service All Brands
* Free Estimates
on Replacement Units and New Installations
100% Financing Available
312 S.W. 2nd St.
863-763-8391


GLENN J.
SNEIDER, LLC
Criminal Law
Bankruptcy Law
Immigration Law
200 S.W. 9th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863) 467-6570
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525 NW AVE I, BELLE GLADE

800-573-7983
www.gladesmotors.com


Living Word
of Faith
1902 S. Parrott Ave.
863-763-6869
Phone & Fax
A First Century Full
Gospel Church
www.livingwordoffaith-okeechobee.com






Okeechobee's
#1 Homebuilder
(863) 357-2700
State Licensed & Insured
Lic. # CRC057387


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DIAMOND FENCE, INC.
A "Quality is Priceless"
kr Preston Bass'
Owner
Specializing in
Agricultural Fencing
Barbed Wire, Vinyl, Board, Field
Fence, Barns, Horse Stalls & More
863-467-1180 (Office)
863-697-8336 (Cell)


MIKE EDWARDS
GARAGE DOORS
Sales
Service
Installation
(863) 763-5582
OR
(863) 634-6115



v Art

Handyman Service
Licensed and Insured
Lic. #MSRL2202-01
Odd jobs you can't seem to find
time to do: painting, yard clean up,
deck repair, Realtor check list...
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863-610-0988


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2800 SW 3rd Terr.I
(8631
2 467-1545
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\ CAC029420


Anthony T. Young
Attorney
215 SW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-824-OLAW
General Practice
Real Estate Probate
Family Wills
37 Years Experience
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67) OPEN SUNDAYS
S 10AM 3PM

CHUCK'S
BARBER SHOP
Sc Open Tues. Sat. na.mn. t 5p.m.
467-6592
3651 S.E. 441 # 6
Treasure Island Plaza



"Where the Difference is Worth the Distance"
We still sing the old inspired hymns.
We still preach the old infallible Book.
Arlen Cook, Pastor
51 NW 98'h St. Okeechobee, 34972
(P.O. Box 1541, Zip 34973)
Church: (863) 763-3584
Home: (863) 763-7165





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4 CBC 008329
Certified Building Contractors
200 N.W. 5th St.
863-763-3100

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rONEECHOBEE
AGRCIVIC CENTER
HIRING EVENT
STAFF
Applications Available at
County Courthouse, Room 109
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CSopa& CS(enb
215 SW Park Street
863-357-2368
S Gifts 4
Bath & Body Products .
V *GCandless& Accessories
S*Gi fBaskets foreAll Occasions /
Exclusively Offering Village Candles
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Don's
Appliance, inc.
"Showroom Full
Of Major Brands"
REPAIR ALL BRANDS
763-2220
317 WS Park Street
Don & Linda Weir
NN-iII famof-'I q *n


Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
"Dirt & Stains Disappear"
Edward R. Jones, Owner Est. 1991
467-1809
Cell: 610-0756
Lic. #2178



Oakv iew

Baptist

Church
677 SW 32nd St.
Okeechobee
763-1699
|H1'-1 ." J l-411 ad ll eu
NEAL S. LONG
CONTRACTOR
NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION
NEW COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION
Commercial/Residential A/C
Residential & Commercial Additions
Dry Wall Framing Pipefitting
11781 Hwy. 441 SE Okeechobee
863-357-3313
Toll Free: 877-511-0624
Lic # CBC1251720 CMC1249343 CFC058088


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FLIGHT
~SCHOOL

Private Career
Introductory Flight $50
Training at Okeechobee
772-460-7766
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Maguire's Hauling,
INC.
Demolition 6
Trash Hauling
Land Clearing | ||l
Site Work
Grading V
Sand. Fill Shell Rock
LICENSED & INSURED
Darrell Maguire
863-634-2944 (cell)
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 15, 2005


Raulerson Hospital presents service awards


Slafl phoio/Pete Gawda
Bicentennial quilt
This patriotic quilt, on display at the Okeechobee Histor-
ical Society Museum, was created for the bicentennial
year by students at Okeechobee High School.


Employees, physicians, vol-
unteers and the board of
trustees of Raulerson Hospital
enjoyed a beautiful, fun filled
evening at KOA Convention Cen-
ter on Saturday, June 4.
Chief Executive Officer
Robert Lee, welcomed the
guests and reviewed the chal-
lenges and successes of the past
year at Raulerson Hospital. The
Invocation was given, by Robert
Caves, followed by a delicious
meal catered by Fantastic
Events. Entertainment for the
evening was provided by Enter-
tainment Connection's Premier
DJs.
Annual service awards were
presented to employees, physi-
cians and volunteers achieving
five 10,.15, 20 and 25'years of
service.
Those recognized include: ,


Five Years
of Service
Christine Caruso, Rowena
Harrison, Criselda Soriano, Faith
Livingston, Stephanie Royal,
AnaBelle Coroza, Jacqueline.
Dennis, Christine Lyons, Antho-
ny Farrow, Kimberly Hilliard,
Walter Kirst, Christopher
Sanchez, Kathleen Shavey,
Kathey Siler, Charlene Keefer,
Joann Kane, William O'Brien,
Donna Durand, Michael Willette,
Amy Conrad, Tammie Hilliard,
Della Petersen, Chantelle
Koedam and Kimberly Rogers.
Volunteers: Pat Baragry, Kath-
leen Dinkle, Betty Gruber, Bar-
bara Munsey, Roger Munsey and
Gail Schultz.


10 Years
of Service
Dainae Venables, Deborah
Grimes, Priscilla Ford, Barbara
McInnes, Glen Serrano, Edna
Jones, Janis Stevens, Curtis
Joles, Dorothy Collins and Deb-
bie Waldron.
Physician: Dr. Vaseem Akhtar
Volunteers: Dorothy Brooks
and Jan Jensen.

15 Years
of Service
vFelyn Tarvin, Patricia
Pringle, Grace Lauth, Kimberly
Taylor, Janet Topp, Connie
Kooper, Dianna Judy and Penny
Cunningham.
Volunteer: Ruth Horwell.


20 Years
of Service
Joanne Neal and Roy Aragon
Physician: Dr. Jay Berger
Volunteer: Josie Paugh
25 Years of Service
Velma Mitchell, Maxine Collins,
J.W Cain, Susan Stone, Connie
Lowe and Frieda Wright
Physician: Dr. Fred Brown
Raulerson Hospital is commit-
ted to delivering quality patient
care. We are extremely proud to
recognize these award recipients
on behalf of our patients and our
community, and are confident they
will continue to fulfill the mission
and vision statement of Raulerson
Hospital to deliver excellent care to
those who choose our facility for
their healthcare needs.


Okeechobee Abstract
& Title Insurance Inc.
Family Owned & Operated Since 1943
Real Estate Closings
Title Insurance
Title Search
REPRESENTING
STEWART TITLE INSURANCE CO.
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Like a good neighbor,
State Farm is there.e
204 N.E. 3rd Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 763-5561
statefarm.comt


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100 NW PARK ST
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 357-2707
Pharmacy Phone:
(863) 357-1754
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Open 24 Hours








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& Adrust

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Ponds Pads Sile Work Demolition
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LIC ,2351 1352-62570
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ALL COAST
TRACTOR
9 LBranson, Mahindra
S & Woods Tractors
,'& and Equipment
701 N. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
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LEAF
Irrigation & Landscaping
Tombo Riley
Irrigation & Landscape Specialist
Sprinkler Systems* Landscape* Sod
Grade Work All Pump and Well Work
Cell: 863-697-2729
Office & Fax. 863-763-3237







204 S.E. 10t1h Ave.
Okeechobee

763-3417

PRiNTING RUBBER STAMPS U MACHINES
FURNITURE COMPUTER SUPPLIES
LEGAL FORMS LAMINATING
OKEECHOBEE
OFFICE SUPPLY &
FURNITURE, INC.
114 S.W. 5TH Avenue
(863) 763-0297
800-741-3360
SHIPPING FREE FAX SERVICE
SERVICE DELIVERY 1863) 763 3012



CHAMPIONO*
Plastering & Stucco, Inc.
Since 1993
Residential New Construction
Commercial Additions
Interior, Exterior, Soffits,
Ceilings, TRAILER SKIRTS!
Licensed Gary Champion
& Insured 863-763-2992





11oole''s Sheds
FULL INSULATED SHEDS ,5
"We Custom Build To Meet Your Needs"
We Sell Doors & Windows
2570 NW 16th Blvd.
(863) 763-7008
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Karns Tractor
& 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
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)


By the Sleeve or By
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Supplies:
Industrial & Agricultural
Janitorial Cleaning Shop
Hardware Paper Products
TRI-CO SUPPLY. INC.
(863) 467-0333
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TREE SPADE & LANDSCAPE SVC, INC
I-
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Dump Truck, & Bobcat Work
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PRESSURE CLEANING & DETAILING
lle are a fully self
contained mobile company.
Commercial Residential
RV's Buses Autos
Heavy Equip. Tractor Trailers
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Keith Lewis
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Tattoo Company
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o Welcome To Your
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Big Lake Hospice is proud to
recognize the valuable contributions
of our dedicated Certified Nursing
Assistant, Linda Ingram. Linda is a
talented and compassionate
caregiver who goes above and beyond
for patients and their families.


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309 N.W. Fifth Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
(863) 763-0707


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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 15, 2005 13


At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
IIl.
Movie times for Friday, June'
10, through Thursday, June 16,
are as follows:
Theatre I "Mr. and Mrs.
Smith" (PG-13). Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9:10 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday at 2,4:30, 7 and 9:10
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Theatre II "Batman" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "The Longest
Yard" (PG-13) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday,at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.


Briefs

Youcanbe a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his or
her full potential and become a vol-
unteer mentor for the President's
Challenge to SOAR/Take Stock in
Children Scholarship program. It's
a proven life-changing program
that provides four-year' college
scholarships to deserving sixth and
ninth graders in local communi-
ties. The mentor meets with the
student one hour per week 'at
his/her school. Volunteer opportu-
nities are available in Indian River,
Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee
counties. Please call the Indian
River Community College Founda-
tion at (772 i462-4786.

Halfway House
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work %vith
our adolescent boys. If you have
any free time or talents you would
like to share,, calL,Ed sced nes at
1863)357-004. -"

Consumer credit
counseling offered
If debt threatens you, talk with
your creditors about developing a
revised payment schedule or call
'Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice for a free and confidential
appointment. For information, call
(561) 434-2544 or (800) 330-2227.


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Church offers
lending library.
SYou are invited to become a
patron of the Famnily Church Lend-
ing LibrarN, on the corner of north-
west Second Streel and Second
Avenue. Entertain or educate your-
self, using -1486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Christ-
ian romances and 575 videos. Pre-
pare a paper on comparative reli-
gion, a book report, programs for
men, women or children, a craft
project or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem, the same as school and public
libraries. As a private library w e can
and do preview our media. Cur-
rently, the library is staffed Sunday
from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.,
and Wednesda. evening from 6
until 8 p.m. Contact Doris Entry at
(863) 763-4021.'


Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult basic
educaiion/GED and English as a
second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center,
2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday
and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education,'GED, S
Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m until 8 p.m and Friday from 8 *
a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole Reser-
vation, Brighton, Adults basic edu-
cation.'GED, Tuesday and Thursday
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church
at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, Eng-
lish as a second language, Tuesday
and Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.;
One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St., adull
basic education/GED, Monday
through Thursday, from 7 a.m.
until noon; El Centro Santa Fe, 115
S.W. Fifth Ave., Citizenship class, *
Thursday, from 6:30 until 9 p.m.; .
Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W.
23, Lane, adult basic .
education/GED and English as a
:second language classes, Monday -
through Thursday, from 6 until 9
p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 *
S.E'. Eighth St., English as a second
language classes, Tuesday and
Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.; and,
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St., English as, a second -
language, Tuesday and Thursday *
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IRS auction- sale of prime Or-
lando area residence!! 3/3,
3600+ ft, pool on 1 acre.
1745 Markham Woods Rd,
Longwood, FL 6/30 at 10
AM. Visit www.ustre-
as.gov/auctions/irs or call.
Gary at (850)942-8990 x
249 for info.
LAND AUCTION Calhoun
County, SC. June 23,
6:00PM. 960+/- acres of-
fered in 14 tracts. Located
near 1-26 between Columbia
and Charleston, near Lake
Marion. Timberland, Crop-
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Previews: June 18 & 22
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Large Sale in LaBelle
Sat., June 25th @ 11am
Antiques, Tractors,
Trucks, Cars, Old Lures,
Loads of Hand Tools &
Power Tools.
See next weeks paper for:'
Address & Complete List!!!
On line: auctionzip.com
#1 Liquidators Auction
Jim Tate AU2266
Liquidators AB1855
239-878-0621


BURIAL PLOTS (2)- In old
section of Evergreen Ceme-
tery. $1100 for both.
(954)340-4475.


BLACK LAB- female, recent
surgery still has stitches, no
collar, vic of Hwy 441 SE
and 15B. (863)467-0501.
BLACK LAB MIX- large, male,
vicinity of Hwy 70 West
(863)697-2513.
CD CASE- black, with CD's,
found on Wolff Rd. Call
(863)763-3134 to claim.
Young Female Cat Recently
Spayed. Okeetantie Area.
Call to identify.
(863)697-2265


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ER- "Abby", lost in Platts
Bluff on 5/31.
(863)467-3645.
LOST: cat, gray tiger, w/white
chest & white paws, male,
neutered, vic. of Four Sea-
sons. (863)763-2692
LOST DOG Pit/Cur Mix
blk w/ wht Vic of Dark Ham-
mock Rd, Burman Rd & 441
(772)260-6567 Reward
PIT/CUR MIX, 5yrs old, aprox
70lbs, 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
AFFENPINCHER- for adop-
tion, toy female to senior
home only, (863)983-6537.
BLUE HEALER, Male, 6 years
old. Free to good home.
Good w/children. Needs big
yard. (863)763-7075
BOBTAIL KITTENS (2)
Free to good homes.
(863)467-2139
CUR, 7 yrs. & Red Nosed Pit-
bull, 4 yrs. Neutered males.
Great w/kids. Housebroken,
updated shots. 863)447-0965

FREE KITTENS, to good home
only, part real Lynx, some
bobtails. (863)467-7922
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/Sharpei
mix puppies, 1 male, 1 fe-
male, 6 weeks old, to good
home. (863)675-4211
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
PUPPIES: Approx. 9 wks. old.
Medium Size. Part Border
Collie. Black. Free to good
home. (863)763-1370
ROTTWEILER MIX, Male, 1
year old. Free to good home.
(863)357-2494


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sheets, floor tile, new screen
for sliding door, mens/
women clothing/shoes.
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CARPENTERS
& PAINTERS
Experience a Must
DFWR (863)467-0831
CFI HIRING RECENT STU-
DENT GRADS! Starting $26,
increases to $.35 in 1 year.
Class A CDL Required. Local
ORIENTATION! (800)CFI-
DRIVE (800-234-3748) or
www.cfiddve.com.


COSMETOLOGIST/
MANAGER
Call today,work
tomorrow, Lori:
800-736-1379
Email:
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COURT RECORDS CONTRAC-
TOR: Nationwide company
seeks experienced Indepen-
dent Contractors to collect
and research public records
in Florida courts. Laptop pre-
ferred. Pay based on pro-
duction. Fax resume to
Kassie (866)322-8246 or
Email: Kassie.Mill-
er@choicepoint.com.
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).


DRIVER NEEDED:
CDL Class A or B
Tanker and HAZMAT
Endorsements required.
Great starting pay w/paid
Holidays & Benefits.
Call (863)763-0666 &
Ask for Buddy
DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL Required.
Benefits Available. Apply @
Walpole Feed & Supply
2595 NW 8th Street

DUMP TRUCK DRIVER
CDL (A or B).
Experience a must.
(772)464. 582
DUMP TRUCK DRIVER
Truck driver needed Class B
CDL license & clean
driving record required.
(863)763-6053
HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE
STUDENTS arriving August
need Host Families. Has
own insurance and spending
money. Promotes World
Peace! American Intercultu-
ral Student Exchange.
(800)SIBLING
www.aise.com.


ELITE RESORTS BIG 0
Has an immediate opening
for a Full Time
MAINTENANCE POSITION
Hours: Tues-Sat. 7:30am-4pm
Skills in plumbing, carpentry,
and light electrical preferred.
Need a self starter Supervisory
type person. Fax Resume to:
863-467-1183 or Call
(863)467-5515
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR &
OFF ROAD TRUCK DRIVER
Needed for Ag. Harvesting.
Pay dependent on exp.
(863)467-9929
INDIANWOOU()
Help Wanted
HANDYMAN
POOL MAINTENANCE
LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE
Salary commensurate
with experience.
Call Mr. Dick Sills, Ext. 139
and leave message.
800-523-1630
Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


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



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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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 Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

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



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
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Must Be Reliable & Experienced
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Call Joe @
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Okeechobee



Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Activity Aid

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


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


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Edens Construction Co.
has immediate openings for equipment
operators, including track hoe, loader, dozer &
pipelayers. Experienced only please apply.
745 NW 2nd Street, South Bay, FL.
Call (561)996-6822
for directions or information

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


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


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

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


Looking for Someone
Exp'd For Concrete
Block & Flatwork.
Must have drivers license.
Annual starting salary: $30K
for qualified applicants.
863-357-2871


Experienced Diesel Mechanic
For Heavy Equipment
Drug Test Required
Call DICKERSON
772-429-4440
M/F/V/D EOE
*MOVIE EXTRAS* Earn
$150-$300/Day All
Looks/Types Needed. No ex-
perience Necessary TV, Mu-
sic Videos, Commercials,
Film, Print. Call Toll Free 7
days! (800)260-3949 Ext
3023.
Order Processing
& Accounts Receivable
Good people skills &
accuracy a must. Quick Books &
Microsoft Office experience
preferred but we will train the
right candidate.
Mon-Fri, 9a-5:30p.
Salary + benefits.
Please fax resume to:
863-357-0006 or email:
pmccrearyrceeco.net
PAINTER'S NEEDED
Salary $8.00 to $18.00
Active driver's license
and vehicle
222 S. Parrott Ave.
Okeechobee
(863)763-3368
RV SALES
GROWING RV DEALERSHIP
Now hiring sales people
Paid training & salary to start
Apply in Person
Travel Easy RV
4299 Hwy 441 South
Okeechobee, Fl34974
**SALES REPS**, SALES
MANAGERS $7,000 per
week is what our Top Sales
People earn! Highly suc-
cessful national co. expand-
ing. Will train. Cal Jay
(800)685-8004.
SCALEHOUSE OPERATOR
Must be computer literate,
Positive attitude
Drug Test Required
Call DICKERSON
S 772-429-4448
M/F/V/D. EOE
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome/ Miami
area- exp. req. 21 min
age/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
ROUTE DRIVER
Van provided,
Area Established. No overnite,
Send Resume or Info to:
RO. BOX 1361
Okeechobee, Fl 34973



Part Time Secretary, 20 hrs.
weekly, strong computer
exp., $10,800 annual salary,
benefits. Apply at http://peo-
plefirst.myflonda.com



CARE GIVER/COMPANION-
needs work, Will do light
housekeeping and live in,
references (863)675-4239.

Financial



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 CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005! Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)856-9591 Ext #113.

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you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
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O e k c co ee car and provide excellent
service to our customers
News everyday.

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


AUTHENTIC $150k-$200k 1st
Yr. Potential 24/7 Msg
(888)783-7182 Or'
www.freedomroad.biz "Only
Serious Inquires Only".
eBay OPPORTUNITY.
100,000 people are earning
a full-time income at home
with eBay. Are you ready? If
so contact Eric at
(866)932-2924.
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,

Professional Vending Route
and Equipment. Brand name
products, all sizes. Financing
available w/$7,500 Down.
(877)84 3 8 7 2 6
1B02002-37).
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.
IMMEDIATE CASH!!! US Pen-
sion Funding pays cash now
for 8 years of your future
pension payments. Call
(800)586-1325 for a FREE,
no-obligation estimate.
www.uspensionfund-
ing.com.
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified

Services



Babysitting 4055
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered 415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



MAURO HORSE SHOEING
(954)540-9659
Oklahoma =f
Graduate 1
Shoes= $70
Trim = $25




DIVORCE$275-$350*COV-
ERS children, etc. Only one
signature required! *Ex-
cludes govt. fees! Call week-
days (800)462-2000,
ext.600. (8am-7pm) Divorce
Tech. Established 1977.




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



PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott's Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell it
in the classified.


STOVE, Gas, Frigidaire. White.
$400 or best offer.
(863)357-3639
WASHER & DRYER, GE,
Heavy Duty. Excellent condi-
tion. $200 for both.
(863)467-6470
WASHER & DRYER- Ken-
more, matching set, excel-
lent condition, $220 for both
(863)675-5089.
WASHING MACHINE
Kelvinator, old but works very
- well. $25 (863)467-2557



MAGAZINES- 1 box of assort-
ed titles. $50 for all.
(863)467-0987.



BUILDING SALE! "Rock Bot-
tom Prices!" 20x30 Now
$2900. 30x40 $5170.
40x50 $8380. 40x60
$10,700. 50x100 $15,244.
Others. Ends/accessories
optional. "Priced to Sell!"
Pioneer (800)668-5422.
Steel Arch Buildings! Genuine
SteelMaster Buildings,
factory direct at HUGE Sav-
ings! 20x24, 30x60, 35x50.
Perfect Garage/Work-
shop/Barn. Call
(800)341-7007. www.Steel-
MasterUSA.com.



FLOOR TILE includes tile
cutter, 50pcs, 12x12, light
grey $60 (863)467-2112.
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 it's
not needed $6000
763-4149/561-758-4337
VINYL SIDING- 1 full box,
covers 200 sq ft, color is
Sunny Maize, $100 or best
offer. (863)635-0433.
WOOD CABINETS: 2 Com-
plete Kitchens. $500 or best
offer. (863)763-8613



BABY ITEMS boys clothes,
toys, too many to mention
$100 for all or will separate
(863)357-2863
BABY ITEMS crib w/ bumper
guard, highchair, 2 bags of
baby clothes $175 or will
sep (863)697-3945
TEDDY BEAR- LARGE
Light brown w/ red heart says
"I love you" Perfect condition
$20 (863)763-8149



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


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44
yrs. old. Rare items. $2500
all. 863)824-3358
FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL &
BASEBALL CARD
COLLECTION: $1500 for all.
Call (863)763-8943
QUILTS, 2 Beautiful, Hand
Painted & Hand Made. 1 of
Birds & 1 of Butterflies. $500
will sep. (863)467-8050
RUBY RED STEM WARE- as-
sorted sizes, asking $50.
(863)467-8050.


DELL COMPUTER- Windows
XP, 256 MB Ram, Monitor,
Keyboard, Mouse & Lots of
games $150 863-843-0158.



COMMERCIAL KILN & Pour-
ing table. $550 for all, will
sep. (863)467-8177


ANTIQUE COUCH
circa late 1800's, needs some
work $150 (772)418-0018
BOX SPRINGS & MATTRESS-
ES 2 Twin. Very good condi-
tion. $70 for both, will sep.
(863)673-3334
BOXSPRING & MATTRESS
Very Good Condition $50
(863)675-0969
BUNK BED, wooden, with built.
in.drawers & desk, $550.

COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
$300./all. (863)674-0467.
COMPUTER DESK
& Headboard $75 for both or
will separate (863)697-3945
CURIO CABINET, Oak, 2 Door,
2 Lights. $80.
(863)357-3723
DAYBED- Cherry Sleigh bed
style, $300 or best offer.
(863)634-4200.
DESK, Wooden. Great for
computer. $40
(863)697-646464
DINETTE SET: Oak w/4 chairs
& leaf. $125 863)673-3334
DINING ROOM CHAIRS (4)
Light oak, good condition $75
(863)675-8760
DINING ROOM SET
Table w/ four matching chairs.
Good cond. $225
(863)467-6550
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
6' long, light oak color, $85
(863)357-2863
HIGH BACK Wicker Chairs, (3)
Good condition, $36 will sell
separately. (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
RATTAN FURNITURE SET: 14
cs. Too many items to list.
ike new. $1000 for all, or
best offer. (863)357-3723
SOFA, Chair, Coffee Table &
glass top table, $250.
(863)635-4478
SOFA, SLEEPER SOFA, LOVE-
SEAT, blue, good condition,
all for $275.
(863)675-0998.
TABLE & 4 CHAIRS- antique
style, pecan, nice condition,
$100 (863)357-4532.
WATERBED- King Size, mo-
tion free, mattress, liner and
heater. $50.
(863)357-4463.
WICKER SOFA- Coffee table &
chair. Good quality furniture.
$125. (863)467-6573



GOLF CART- EZ GO, 2000
$1800 (863)763-7252
GOLF CART, Electric, 4 Seater
w/box bed. Work or Pleas-
ure. 36 V charger. $950.
(863)697-2033



HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243


ROOF CARRIER: For Luggage.
Hard. 15 cu. ft. Good condi-
tion. $75 (863)610-0732


ISpecial Notice


(863)441-4722
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
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PIANO, Gul Bransen, real ivory
keys, perfect tuning, $600 or
best offer (863)467-6693 or
(863)634-1636
PIANO, Pennington, Upright.
$400. (863)467-5438
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


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
BULLDOG PUP- Male, no pa-
pers. $200. (863)634-7108
COCKATIEL'S- for sale, $50
(863)357-6825
EXOTIC FAINTING GOAT-
$150. Call evenings,
.(863)675-4098.
GERMAN SHEPHERD, PUPS-
AKC reg. 5-males, Ready
June 9th $325. Cash only.
(863)357-3026
JACK RUSSELL (f) for breed-
ing, Rottweiler (f) asking
$250 for both will sell sep.
(863)357-2494.
JACK RUSSELL, Male, 1 yr.,
Tri-color, C.K.C. Reg. Long
legged. Good w/kits. $150
(863)763-2749/610-9812
PARROLET, 1 year old female,
Banded. $100.
(863)357-0476
RED HEALER PUPPY
Full blooded, no papers $100
call anytime (863)697-3346
SIBERIAN HUSKY, Solid
White (F), 1 yr. old & Black &
White (M) 3 yrs. old. $500
both, will sep. 863)610-9812



BATHTUB & SINK
From travel trailer $20 for both
(863)675-8760
PORT-A-POTTY
New in box never been used
pd $80 sell for $50
(863)675-4361 after 5pm



SEW MACH TABLE- portable,
1 drawer, legs can be re-
moved for transporting,
24x8 walnut $75
(863)467-7404.

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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


CHAIN SAW
McCullach, new in box,
never used $110
(863)763-6342
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
PAINT SPRAYER, SPX Graco,
Hose & Gun. Used once.
Cleaned w/preservatives.
$700 (863)763-2692


MINI CHOPPER- Excellent
condition. 6 mo.'old $500.
Firm.(863) 697-1702
863-467-4041


PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419W.S.Park
Call 863-763-5553
WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
(772)562-5567


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books S Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
CoinsiStamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts.Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps, Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets'Supplies.'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/.Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/heat
$1375 (954)309-8659
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


CHINA CABINET- antique,
asking $30. (863)675-4912.


DISHWASHERS, 2, Almond
color & ELECTRIC STOVES
2, Almond. $100 for all, will
sep. (863)763-8613
DRYER- apartment size,
works nice, $100.
(863)675-7694.
ELECTRIC STOVE- GE, 3 top
burners working, $15.
(863)467-0987.
MICROWAVE OVEN, excellent
condition, $20.
(863)675-2596
RANGE ( Roper) REFRIGERA-
TOR (Frigidaire17 cu63 ft )
white, $300 for both.,
(863)467-3645.
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 & HOOD FAN- Elec-
tric,Brand new. Never used.
$250. (863)763-7950
STOVE, Electric, Stainless
Steel. $50. (863)697-6464


HOSPITAL BED- Invacare,
electric, new matt, plus air
matt w/pump incid. $900
neg. (863)655-3436.
WHEEL CHAIR LIFT, dual mo-
tors for vans, like new, ask-
ing $1500. (863)357-8788


AFFORDABLE HEALTH BENE-
FITS From $89.95 A Month
Entire Family! Including Doc-
tor, Hospital, Vision, Rx.
Anyone Accepted! Call Now!
Toll Free! 24 Hours!
(866)697-3739.
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Agriculture



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




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



CHICKEN COOPS (4) 10X10,
all pressure treated, $3500
value will sell $1200 you
move,. (863)467-5906


REGISTERED HORSE SALE
Saturday, June 25th
Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center
'11:00 am @Tack
1:00 pm @ Horses.
Consionments Welcome
478-627-2727 or
850-532-9229
SLN#2120
SPOTTED WALKER FILLIE
2 1/2 yrs old, green broke, very
sweet, $1500.
(863)843-2495.
T/B MARE
12yrs old, 14 hds, retired from
playing polo, perfect for old-
er child $400(863)467-0247
THOROUGHBRED GELDING-
11 yr old, black w/ white
face, papers, $1800.
(863)467-9212,



BUSH ALL- 5'1Brand New
$400 (863)801-1666
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.
ROTO TILLER Yard Man,
rear tine, like new, $500 or
best offer (863)697-9704


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
SCREEN ROOM- w/insulated
roof, 12x26, $500 you must
remove. (772)486-1914.



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




TAYLOR CREEK CONDO: 2/1,
Waterview, Furnished w/
Screened porch, slip, pool,
tennis, $1200 mo.
(863)634-8757.


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 -,: :mriTree River, $500
mo. 1st mo & sec to move
in..No Dogs (561)746-5852
OKEECHOBEE, 2BR, 1BA, Sin-
gle Family Home. No pets.
$800. mo. + Sec. & Refs.
Avail. now! (561)445-8281.


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


RealEstate
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Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Salelir15
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



Buck Head Ridge Beautiful 2
story home, 4br, 212ba 2 car
gar. Lake access. $265,000.
Please call (863)467-8050.



Sportsmans Paradise Yearly
Memberships. Hunting, fish-
ing, lodging and meals con-
veniently located in White
Springs, Florida. Sign up be-
fore rates increase. For in-
formation call:
(800)655-6661.


DIXIE RANCH ACRES- (3) 1/2
acre lots, $60K for 1st &
2nd, $70K for 3rd.
(863)467-6399.



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.
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 (256)239-8001.
Montana River Frontage, Log
Home, Guest House, Horse
Barn, +/- 4941 acres. Witt
& Associates Realty, Box
1273, Bozeman MT, Russell
Pederson, Agent.
(406)485-2399 www.Mon-
tanaLandAuctions.com.


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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
S800)704-3145 ext 617,
unset Bay, LLC..

NORTH CAROLINA MOUN-
TAINS! Spring is blooming
and is beautiful! A wonderful
time to look for real estate.
See Photos: www.North-
CarolinaMountainRealty.com
or call (800)293-1998. Free
Brochure.

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.

WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
North Carolina Where there
is: Cool Mountain Air,
Views & Stream, Homes,
Cabins & Acreage. CALL
FOR FREE BROCHURE OF
MOUNTAIN PROPERTY
SALES. (800)642-5333. Re-
alty Of Murphy 317 Peach-
tree St. Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.



LOOKING FOR DRY LAND
1-3 Acres. Residential. Rea-
sonably pdced. In Okeechobee
County. Call (954)614-0879

Mobile Homes



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




FIBERGLASS STAIRS- New,
for mobile home, 5 risers,
.$250. (863)467-0506.


WATERFRONT 2br, 2ba, w/
addition & 1br, 1ba in-law
suite $1250 mo, 1st, last&
sec. Pets upon approval.
(772)418-0018



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)675-6652
15' FIBERGLASS BOAT
W/ trailer, vinyl top & 35 h/p
Evinrude motor. $1000
(863)675-6652
AIR BOAT 125 LYCOMING '05
Brand new prop but needs
starter. $2500
(863)634-8023 askfor 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. $200.
863-674-1105.
MERCURY '01, 25 HR electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
PONTOON BOAT 24'
Floating Dock. $800 of best
offer. (863)763-3451
SEA KAYAK, '98 Perception
Eclipse, paddle, $700.
(863)697-3004."


CAMPER TRAILER, 32 Ft.
Good condition. $1000 or
best offer. (863)763-8261
COACHMAN 5TH WHEEL RV,
'93- 27', excellent cond,
$5000. (863)697-2180.
M/H CAR TOWING HITCH-
Honda, '2000 $100.
(863)675-8168
TERRY FLEETWOOD- '81, 30',
sleeps 6, Fair condition
$1800. 772-287-3602 or
772-486-1914


TROLLING MOTORS (2) ASK-
ING $75 for both.
(321)593-2739.


BOAT & TRAILER
Galvanized rocket boat trailer
w/ home made boat. $150
(863)763-3822
Harley Davidson 1200
Sportster, '97, new tires,
12k mi., never reg. in Fla.
Call Don bet. 5-8.
(561)992-9491
HONDA GOLDWING '83
33K Excellent condition.
$2500.863-634-7194.



ATV 400 Polaris
Excellent shape $2500
(863)801-1666
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
YAMAHA 350, '86, blue, new
tires, good condition, $1100
or best offer (863)673-8741

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



CADILLAC ELDOADO'79
Biarritz, 350 V8, only 78K mi,
$3,900 (863)612-0046
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
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 92
Auto, Cold A/C, Good trans-
portation/gd tires $3000 863-
467-6577/357-1426.


SATURN WAGON 1993, 4
cyl., PW, A/C, Looks
& Runs great. $1500 or best
offer. (772)461-2629
TOYOTA TERCEL 1983,
4 cyl. Gas saver. Very clean
car. $900 or best offer.
(863)675-2598 Lv. msg


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



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, Reese, 5th Wheel,
Easy Slide w/mounting rails.
$250. (772)285-8405
TIRE, Brand New Michelin &
Ford Wheel. $85
(863)674-1105
TIRES (2) Michelin. LT
285/75R1 6's. $75
(863)634-2364
TRUCK CAP, Leer, High Top,
Fits full size Chevy. Pd.
$1300, Asking $300.
(302)264-1301
TURBO HYDROMATIC TRANS
Installation avail. $250 or best
offer (863)467-8856


CHEVY Z71- '94, 1/2 Ton, 4x4
Ext cab 350, auto, $2500.
(863)412-2504
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 '98- 4x4, great
condition, $8000.
(863)228-3692.
FORD F150 P/U 1989, Needs
motor. $1200
(863)634-4104.


*~i No ice


REQUEST FOR ENGINEERING PROPOSALS
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) requests proposals to provide complete
professional engineering services for a 2-phase expansion of its wastewater
treatment plant and collection system OUA anticipates that this project will re-
ceive federal funding through a Community Development Block Grant (interim
treatment plant expansion) and through Rural Utility Service, USDA and/or State
Revolving Funds for the collection, treatment and disposal system expansion.
Additional information regarding the project may be obtained from Mr. Landon
Fortner, Executive Director, telephone 863-763-9460, fax 863-763-3746.
-,,, < ,,,., ,, ,', :, 1 up .j i Successful experi-
,, ... r, ,,T,, ,, ,-:I,. ,i., ,,,. r ,,,-, ,-,,, rity w ith local condi-
tions, 25 points, Proposed approach to the project, including tasks and schedule,
and record of timely performance, 15 points, RUS/CDBG expedence, 20 points,
Availability of staff, willingness to mee' budget limits, 15 points. Experience and
familiarity factors will consider the firm and its staff, and may involve contacts
with references. In the event of a lied ranking, if one ol the tied proposers is a
certified minority/woman owned business, that proposer will be given prefer-
ence.
Proposals should indicate the expenence of the firm and staff, an outline of tasks
and schedule, and other factors to establish the proposers qualifications, includ-
ing a minimum of 2 references from similar projects. Applicable federal/state
clauses will be required in the resulting professional services contract, such as
equal opportunity, access and retention of records, conflict of interest, truth-in-
negoiation, non-contingency, etc.
Three (3) copies of the proposal must be submitted in a sealed envelope bearing
the name and address of the proposer and the words "ENGINEERING PROPO-
SAL". The deadline for receipt of proposals is 3:0 p.m. on July 11,N2005 at the
Okeechobee Utility Authority, Post Office Box 835, Okeechobee, FL 34973-0835
OR 100 SW 5th Avenue, 34974-4221. Proposals received after the deadline will
not be considered. Proposals will be evaluated and ranked by a committee, and
a recommendation for negotiation will be presented tob the OUA Board of Direc-
tors. The portion of the contract relating to the interim expansion of the treatment
plant will be subject to approval by the Okeechobee Board of County Commis-
sioners and the Florda Department of Community Affairs (the funding agency).
OUA reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to negotiate for portions olf
or all work described, and accepts no responsibility for preparation or delivery ol
proposals to the OUA.
6118 50N6/10-16/05


FORD F150 XL '03, V8, auto,
air, sunroof & many, many
extras. 36K mi Sport model
$17,000 (863)697-0222
FORD PICK UP 1976, Body
rough. Does run. 6 cyl. w/4
speed. $300 863)763-1370
FORD RANGER 1992, 150K
mls. Runs excellent. $1800.
Firm. (863)763-3451
GMC S15 PU, '88- red, runs
good, $1500. neg.
(863)763-1751. .
TOYOTA PU, '87- drk. blue, 5
spd, w/fibergalss canopy,
$1000, (863)697-3004.


CHEVY S-10 1992, Good con-
dition, needs repair. $2000
Call Jewel @
(863)751-1358
FORD BRONCO '86
Full size, 4x4 $600 ask for
Michael (863)967-6632
HUNTING PACKAGE $8500
Jeep '88, Cobra trir, tripod, 2.
htrs, 2 tree stands, climber.
Call Natalia (954)304-4915
ISUZU TROOPER'91
V-6, A/C, good condition, runs
good $1000 or best offer
(239)657-4348


TRAILER- Heavy duty, tires in
good condition. Side rail
ramps. $1500.
(772)418-2087
UTILITY TRAILER
w/ running boards & tires
$150 (863)675-0969


CHEVY VAN, '89- w/windows,
asking, beige w/ brown
stipe, runs good, $2500
neg.. (863)763-1751.

FORD AEROSTAR VAN, '92-
runs well; good shape,
$1500. (863)467-6423.
FORD HANDI CAPPED 1993,
Fully equipped. After 8pm
call (863)357-3534 $3800.
PLYM. VOYAGER 1988, Good
engine, no rust, good tires,
power steering leaks. $795
neg.'(863)612-0111
PLYM VOYAGER, '87- V6,
AC/PS/CD, new tires, hitch,
runs great, low miles, $1500
(863)763-6205..


Public Notices



Pubic Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



NOTICE OF SALE
70 West Self Storage
2190 SR70 West
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Sat. July 16,2005
@ 9:30 AM
Unit#413 Corey Kirton
Unit #211 Vivian Knowles
Unit #261 Alfred McNamee
Unit #433 Crystal Alvarez
Unit #203& 404 Patricia Martinez
Unit #302 Joshua Richey
62388 CGS 6/15,22/05


Community Events


Hospice plans yard sale
,Rain or shine Hospice of Okeechobee will hold a yard sale on Fri-
day, June 24, and Saturday, June 25, from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The
sale will be held at the air conditioned Hospice of Okeechobee Volun-
teer House located at the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and Third
Avenue. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.

Special community meeting planned
Sacred Heart Catholic Church is having a community meeting on
Saturday, June 25, at 1 p.m. All Spanish speaking people are invited.
The sheriff, the Mexican consul and the Florida Immigrants Coalition
will be present

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. Irifant/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.

Church offering Bible camp
The Seventh Day Adventist Church, 412 N.W. Sixth St., will hold a
Space Mission Bible Camp June 26-30, from 6 until 8 p.m. For informa-
tion, call Carolyn Douglas at (863) 357-3680.

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.

Class of '96 graduates to meet
Members from the class of 1996 will meet June 28 at 6:30 p.m. in
the banquet room of the Clock Restaurant, 11IS. Parrott Ave., in
Okeechobee. The meeting is to seek help to organize events for the
upcoming class reunion in October. For information, call Kim (Riley)
Hargraves at (863) 634-6322.

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

'His Story' planning meeting slated
"His Story", an enactment of the life of Jesus, is in the planning
stages for 2005. The next planning meeting will be Tuesday, July 12, at
7 p.m. in the conference room of the First United Methodist Church,
200' N.W. Second St. All committee members and any interested par-
ties are asked to attend, as important decisions need to be made.


Church of Christ hosting Bible school
The Okeechobee Church of Christ, 1401 S. Parrott Ave., will host
vacation Bible school July 25-29. The theme will be all things bright
and beautiful, and classes will be provided for adults down to the
smallest child. The hours are 7 until 8:30 p.m. each evening.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of their
Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group of trained
volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure fires, floods,
etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to help local 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.


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


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


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


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