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college was not always part of
life's plan for these three
women. They are three of the
more than 600 graduates of
the expanding Women's
Career Development Program
at Indian River Community
College. Plans for expansion
at IRCC branch campuses is
under way for Fall 2005 and
those interested in learning
more about the program
should visit the Dixon Hendry
Campus for more informa-
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electricity
By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
(Editor's Note: Last in a
series)
The state of Florida defines a
mobile home as "a residential
structure, transportable in one or
more sections, which is 8 body
feet or more in width, over 35
feet in length with the hitch, built
on an integral chassis, designed
to be used as a dwelling when
connected to the required utili-
ties, and not originally sold as a
recreational vehicle, and
includes the plumbing, heating,


air-conditioning, and electrical
systems contained therein."
Taylor Creek Lodge currently
has 47 mobile home spaces and
102 recreational vehicle spaces.
People living in the recreational
vehicles (RV) have recently
received notices from the owners
of the Taylor Creek Resort RV
Park that their monthly rental
rates will increase effective July
1.
They have also been advised
that the new rate will include
electric. They paid their own
electric bills under their old rates.
The fact that electric is now
included in their lot rent has not
placated many of the rv owners.
One resident, 77-year old
Leroy Collier was recently noti-
fied that his rent would be raised
from $160 per month to $400 per
month. As Mr. Collier stood by
and watched his son Mark Collier
pull the RV from the place he has


called home for the past five
years he could only say, "Why
are they doing this to us?"
Mark explained that his father
and mother are on a fixed
income and could not afford the
rent increase. So, the RV was
going to be stored in Mark's
backyard and his parents would
be staying in an apartment in
Belle Glade until they decided
what to do.
Another resident Rick Hop-
kins is a disabled stuntman. He
worked in the film industry for 25
years before being told by his
doctor that he could not afford
another head or back injury. Mr.
Hopkins' rent was also raised to
$400 per month.
"I just can't afford to stay here.
I put my property up for sale, but
no one will buy it with this type of
thing happening," he said. "I will
See Increase Page 2


Water Day: Toddlers keep cool


Staff photos/D.Hamilton
One and two-year-old toddlers slipped, slid and cooled off for a fun morning during a
water fun activity at Stepping Stones Child Care Center at Southwest Fourth Street on
Wednesday.


Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Leroy Collier (left) watches as his son Mark Collier (right)
prepares to pull Leroy's trailer from Taylor Creek Lodge.


Homeowner



asks OUA



for damages


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
As if dealing with a major
sewer spill at a critical lift station
wasn't enough, Okeechobee
Utility Authority (OUA) board ..
members at their Tuesday meet-
ing also had to deal with a claim
for damages to personal proper-
ty caused by two separate sewer
backups.
Ann Bell of S.E. Sixth Avenue
appeared before the board to
defend her claim for damages to
her house caused by two sepa-
rate backups. One backup, on
Feb. 24, was caused by a mainte-
nance crew using a pressure
hose to unclog a sewer line. The
other backup, on March 19, was


caused by an electrical equip-
ment failure at OUAs S.E. Sixth
Avenue lift station.
She presented a three-page
letter to the board detailing the
circumstances surrounding
each event and passed around
photographs of the damage.
"Nobody wanted to talk to
us," Mrs. Bell stated to the board.
After the first backup, she
claimed that OUA sent a profes-
sional cleaning service to clean
up and got an OUA employee to
mop the floors. She stated that
black sludge was tracked
throughout the house.
For the first event the utility's
See OUA Page 2


Drought Index
Current: 112
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.31 feet


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

Index
Classifieds .......9-11
Comics ............8
Community Events ... .4
Crossword .......... 9
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............ .7
TV -. . . .10
Weather ........... .2
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By D.Hamilton
Okeechobee News
The board of directors of the
Okeechobee County Education
Foundation met on Tuesday to
kick off its 'Achieving Excellence
Campaign.' The start of this
campaign marks the beginning
of fundraising efforts for the
2005-2006 school year.
This year, the Education
Foundation has set its goal to
raise $50,000. Superintendent


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at Stepping Stones Child Care Center on Wednesday.


of Okeechobee County School
District, Dr. Patricia Cooper,
mentioned, "In order to obtain
additional funding from the
state's matching funds pro-
gram, the foundation's general
fund must show and be certi-
fied as having at least $13,000 in
donations by Oct. 1, 2005." Dr.
Cooper continued to say, "Once
initial funds have been secured
in the general fund, the
See Support Page 2


New community program


inspired by Schiavo case


By D.Hamilton
Okeechobee News
Hospice of Okeechobee
Community Outreach Social
Worker, Theresa Davis made a
return visit to Kiwanis Club on
Thursday to share with the
group some news about the
groundbreaking of their new
volunteer building. Ms. Davis
told Kiwanians, "The actual
groundbreaking has already
taken place. However, a ground-
breaking ceremony will occur
on Monday at 10 a.m. at the site
of the new building at the corner
of Southeast Third and Fourth


Streets." Ms. Davis continued,
"The building should be ready
before the end of the slimmer. It
will house the center where hos-
pice volunteers will be doing the
organizing for fundraising yard
sales for Hospice of Okee-
chobee."
Ms. Davis also told Kiwanis
Club members about a new
campaign of the National Hos-
pice Organization. She stated,
"The campaign which is called,
Learn, Implement, Voice,
Engage or L.I.V.E." Continuing,
Ms. Davis told club members in
attendance, The L.I.V.E. cam-
paign comes on the heels of the


Terry Schiavo case in which Ms.
Schiavo did not have a living will
or a surrogate who could speak
for her wishes should she
become incapacitated. Ms.
Davis went on to say, "To
encourage people to learn from
the Schiavo case and to imple-
ment a living will, voice your
wishes to your family members
and to engage in personal and
community efforts to improve
end of life care is the focus of the
L.I.V.E program."
Ms. Davis added that Hospice
of Okeechobee also fosters the
See Program Page 2


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Kiwanis club member, Judge William Henry welcomed Hospice
of Okeechobee Community Outreach Social Worker, Theresa
Davis to the weekly Kiwanis Club meeting.







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amounts are distributed through-
out the different programs which
are supported by the foundation."
All of the funds go directly to the
foundation general fund and are
disbursed to areas within the
Okeechobee School District as
necessary. The total funding will
support a number of programs
and projects within the district
including, scholarship funding,
National Board Certified Teaching
programs, community theatre,
teacher recognition, including
teacher of the year. A community
intervention program which pro-
vides students who are suspended
from area schools with a struc-
tured and supervised environ-


ment in a classroom setting is also pie, a trip to the library for a read-
supported by the foundation. ing program.


The foundation also supports
education 'mini-grants' which are
funds offered to teachers to sup-
port innovative proposals in moti-
vating students to improve aca-
demic skills. Dr. Patricia Cooper
explained, "Teachers must apply
to the foundation for mini-grants
to cover expenses of materials.
They must evaluate how the fund-
ing will be used to meet state stan-
dards and also provide a measure-
ment of academic gains from the
program in order to qualify for the
grant."
Academic mini-grants cannot
be used to fund refreshments or
gift certificates and may only
include in-town fieldtrips only if
the excursion proves to be an
extension of the project, for exam-


In recognizing the importance
of the youth of Okeechobee, the
Education Foundation Board of
Directors plans to take their
fundraising efforts to the local
community. They will be request-
ing the support of businesses,
community and civic groups, and
* residents in helping the founda-
.tion to 'achieve excellence' in
meeting their goal. Committee
board members are working
towards obtaining enough fund-
ing to support meaningful educa-
tion for the coming school year
with a sponsorship program.
Community members will be
asked to make donations to the
foundation to fund educational
programs to ensure a bright future
for the children of Okeechobee.


Staff photo/D.Hamilton
Education Foundation board members met on Tuesday to
kick off the 'Achieving Excellence' fundraiser campaign
which provides support to education programs and projects
within the community. The education foundation board
members in attendance at the meeting were: (back row, left
to right) Foundation Secretary, Ken Kenworthy; President,
John Abney; Treasurer, Sharon Vinson and Board Director,
Russ Brown, (front row, left to right)Vice President, Donna
Enrico and Director of Education Foundation Board, Dr.
Patricia Cooper.


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insurance offered a settlement of
$14, 944.39 to cover such things as
replacement of flooring in six
rooms, replacement of damaged.
doors, painting and furnishings.
She declined this offer because she
said it would not repair the dam-
ages.
The second backup she said
caused sewage to seep farther into
the rooms, porch, carport and
driveway. Once again a profession-
al cleaning service and OUA
employees were used to clean up
the mess.
In her letter, she stated: "I feel
we have had to bargain or fight for
every cent we have been given, not
to mention the exposure to who
knows what kinds of germs."
The settlement offered for the
second incident was $3,890.14. She


also requested compensation
because her house has been in dis-
array since the first incident. The
insurance offered $500, and she
was asking for $5,000. She said she
considered this amount an insult
and asked OUA for a settlement
more in line with the situation.
Alternate Board member Frank
Irby said that, based on the large
claim; it would appear that they
were inconvenienced..-
Board member Elder Sumner
expressed fear that honoring Mrs.
Bell's claim would set a precedent.
He further stated that claims for
inconvenience are arbitrary and
cannot be itemized.
Mr. Sumner said he favored pay-
ing something in lieu of litigation.
OUA Executive Director L.C.
Fortner said the OUA crews have
put in a check valve since it is close
to the lift station.
Mr. Sumner made a motion to
pay the difference between the


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$500 offered by the insurance com-
pany and the $5,000 requested.
Even though it received a second,
the motion failed unanimously.
"We have insurance coverage
for a reason," said board member
George Long.
He thought a settlement by OUA
would be a mistake and said the
issue needs to be worked out
between the insurance company
and the homeowner.
Board member Carl Leonard
also expressed fear of setting a
precedent.
"It has been a monumental
event in our lives," Mrs. Bell stated.
While asserting that she had no
stomach for litigation, she felt she
was due some sort of compensa-
tion.
"Let's see if we can intervene for
you with the insurance company
and get this resolved," said Melanie
Anderson, board chairperson.
In other action, the board:
approved a developer's agree-
ment for Waterdance Villas that is
located on U.S. 441 S.E.;
tabled consideration of a legal
service agreement;
submitted input for an infor-
mation booklet to be given to cus-
tomers;
purchased six trailers at a cost
of $10,710 to be used to haul
recently purchased generators;
scheduled a special meeting
for 10 a.m. on June 24 to discuss
options for disposing of treated
effluent from the expanded waste-
water treatment plant;
approved an insurance agent;
approved the finance report
for the period ending May 31;
appointed board member
Carl Leonard to be on a committee
with the executive director and the
director of operations to review
requests for proposals on expan-
sion of the wastewater treatment
plant;
after some discussion as to
the amount to apply for, tabled
action on submitting an application
to the state revolving loan program
until the June 24 special meting;
after rescinding last month's
payments to Cardinal Construction
Co. for work on the surfacewater
treatment plant because of a dupli-
cation in figures, authorized pay-
ment of $152.224.79 to Cardinal for
work completed on the plant; and,
authorized payment of
$17,502 to Gautier Fabrication of
Nokomis for construction of a sand
pump, stairs and a ladder for the
surfacewater treatment plant.


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have to practically give it away for
someone to buy it.
"I'm going to look for storage
space for my belongings, but that
is not easy either. Since the hurri-
canes, storage space in Okee-
chobee is impossible to find. I've
had friends in Kentucky offer to let
me stay with them until I can fig-
ure out what to do, so that's my
plan right now," he added.
Other residents are opting to
pay the increase and remain
where they are.
"This is our only home,"
explained David Wills. "My home
doesn't even have wheels or
wheel wells anymore and it's per-
manently tied down. So, I will pay
the rent increase. Mine went from
$160 per month to $400 per
month, but the $160 a month did
not include electricity. The $400
does include electricity. So, the
jump is not quite as bad as it ini-
tially sounded:"


Program
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same philosophies of its national
counterpart in caring for the living
as well as for the terminally ill."
In other notable Kiwanis busi-
ness:
Project Linus has met its goal
of 25 hand-made fleece blankets
which are donated to the foster
care program.


Michael Sargent has lived in
Taylor Creek Lodge for the past
three years. He has made exten-
sive improvements to his home
including an air-conditioned per-
manent addition which serves as
a family room and laundry area.
His RV is another without wheel
wells or wheels, and his rent was
raised to $400 a month.
"I ill have to pay it: I have no
choice," he stated. "I must have
kidney, dialysis -three times a
week, and I have no health insur-
ance. I go to the veteran's hospital
for my treatments. This was con-
venient for me. This increase will
be difficult."
Recreational vehicle lot rentals
in other parks in the county range
from $160 to $475 per month and
do not include electricity.
Earlier in the week Carlos A.
Rodriguez, agent for the owners
of Taylor Creek Lodge stated that
the owners would be upgrading
the park, landscaping and
improving its look. He was
unavailable for additional com-
ment Thursday.


Club member, Gene O'Neill
announced the formation of a Civil
Air Patrol program which will have
its first meeting at the Emergency
Operation Center on Tuesday,
June 21 at 7:30 p.m. Anyone inter-
ested in attending the meeting can
contact Gene O'Neill at (863) 763-
3212.

The Kiwanis Club meets every
Thursday at the Village Square
Restaurant on 301 W South Park
Street at noon.


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IRCC Career Program expands to Okeechobee


After talking with Jenell Atlas,
Bonnae Hodge and Cathy Rossmell
about their personal and profes-
sional successes, it's hard to imag-
ine college was not always part of
life's plan for these three women.
They are three of the more than 600
graduates of the expanding
Women's Career Development
SProgram at Indian River Communi-
ty College. Plans for expansion ai
IRCC branch campuses is under
-way for Fall 2005 and those interest-
ed in learning more about the pro-
gram should visit the Dixon Hendry
Campus for more information.
Sergeant Jenell Atlas of Palm
City was a single mom working as
a waitress when she decided to
enroll at IRCC. Now she is the high-
.ly respected Public Information
Officer for the Martin County Sher-
*iff's Office and was recently recog-
nized by her peers as Florida Public
Information Officer of the Year.
Atlas recalled wanting to be a-
deputy sheriff since high school,
but it wasn't until an IRCC teacher
challenged her to go after her
dream that she mustered, the
courage to apply to the Law
Enforcement Academy. She gradu-
ated in 1989, #2 in her class. What
would the 16-year veteran of the
sheriff's office say to those consid-
ering the women's program at
IRCC?-"Would you like to change
.your life? I found my life's calling."
Her enthusiasm is contagious and
'it is easy to understand why she
loves her work-she's really good
at it. "I got into this field because I
. wanted to help people. I just didn't
* think I could do it-that first class at
IRCCtaught me, I could."
The Women's Program i-a vital
'and unique part of Indian River
Community College. Since it's
inc'. tion in 1979, the program has
been helping individuals gain the
skills and confidence necessarA to
enter the workforce or to enter or


return to the college environment.
Most often the gap between
dependence and independence is
bridged through the educational
opportunities offered by the
Women's Program.
For Cathy Rossmell, of Vero
Beach, it was a 2002 ad in the Press
Journal that emphasized career
development for women that
"pushed her out of her comfort
zone." Cathy is now the Human
Resources Administrator at Harbor
Branch Oceanographic Institution
in Fort Pierce.
"I .believe the Women's Career
Development Program has been
the beginning of my personal
Renaissance." Happily married for
28 years with two sons, "The pro-
gram revived my enthusiasm for
learning and proved to be the
impetus' for intellectual achieve-
ments." The program was a life
changing experience for me. Ross-
mell is now busy earning straight
A's toward her A.A.S. degree in
business management and admin-
istration. She participated on State
and International levels in career
development competitions as part
of Delta Epsilon Chi, DECA, an
international college organization
for business students. She credits
the DECA experience to her.
becoming a better student,
employee and person. Her career
at Harbor Branch has grown as a
result, as well, from administrative
assistant to the payroll department
to her current position in human
resources. The Women's Program
is designed to help you be success-
ful, according to Rossmell, "It
helped me find my own voice."
The Women's Program initia-
tives are a reflection of the Pro-
gram's more diversified aim: to
.help men and women realize the
alternatives available in their lives,
to provide interested adults access
to experts in a number of fields and


to give any interested person practi-
cal and sound advise on how best
to achieve her or her potential.
Included in the Women's Pro-
gram are the Displaced Homemak-
er Program and the non-traditional
career equity program. These pro-
grams provide additional support
services for counseling and referral,
personal guidance and in some
cases, tuition assistance, to pursue
high wage, non-traditional occupa-
tions. The counselors form an
informal partnership with the stu-
dent as an advocate to ensure suc-
cess in completing a vocational
degree, or technical certificate.
Under the Federal Perkins Law, the
Equity .grant is dedicated to foster-
ing equality in gender in those high-
wage occupations that have experi-
enced a disparity in educational
enrollment.
It was the flexible scheduling
options the Women's Program
offered that Bonnae Hodge of Fort
Pierce found appealing. "I was a
single, working mother and the
program provided me with the
financial opportunities to go to col-
lege in the evenings and on week-
ends." Hodge earned her technical
certificate in business administra-
tion in 2004 and is the business
manager at the St. Lucie County
Chamber of Commerce, a position
she has held for three years.
"If you are pursuing a career, the
Women's Program helps you
achieve your goals, whether you
are just starting out or thinking
about going back to college. The
program was a lot of fun and really
enhanced my business skills," said
Hodge.
Now she encourages her col-
leagues to consider college or get
back to college-and advance your
career. Last year, she was the first
student to receive the Women's
Program Ambassador Award for
her promotion of the program and


the Professional Achievement
Award.
The successful program gradu-
ates all agreed that the teachers at
IRCC really made a difference in
their lives. Cathy Rossmell joked, "I
will never return to my comfort
zone and I'm fine with that. The
program has kept me reaching
higher." They were not shy about
crediting the Women's Program
counselors at IRCC branch cam-
puses for getting and keeping them
moving toward the great futures
they now enjoy. Sgt. Atlas shared, "I
carried a scrap of paper with Bar-
bara Kenney's (Stuart Program
Counselor) phone number on it
around for quite awhile before I
realized, I want a better life and
called her. That was a defining,
moment for me."
The Women's Professional
Career Program is a joint effort of
the Women's Program and the
Business and Information Technol-
ogy Division of IRCC designed espe-
cially for working women with little
or no college experience. This pro-
gram serves as an introduction to a
college program that will enhance
job skills and education for both job
satisfaction and promotion. Partici-
pants take three courses each
semester and at the end of the pro-
gram' receive a 24-credit Certificate
in Business Management, For many,
this is just the beginning of great.
careers and college degrees,
explained IRCC Program Coordina-
tor Marsha Thompson.
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Obituaries


Susan A. Bronson
Susan A. Bronson, age 58, of
Okeechobee, died Thursday, June
16, 2005 at her residence. She was
born Dec. 23, 1946 in Wickliff.
Ohio. Mrs. Bronson had been a res-
ident of Okeechobee for 30 years
where she was employed with the
Department of Children and Family
Services. She
was of the Bap-
tist Faith and
was a member
of Believer's
Fellowship
Church. She
had previously
organized Sun-
day School
activities in Susan A.
other churches. Ssn
One of the best Bronson
bakers around,
she loved helping people and
donated her time making crafts for
seniors, children in the community
and those in need. In addition, she
Enjoyed crocheting and reading.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Milton 'Bub' C. Bron-
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Survivors include: her daughter,
Melissa A. Bronson and son, Eric R.
Bronson, both of Okeechobee;
two grandsons, Jarren R. Hall and
Darrien M. Bronson of Okee-
chobee; stepsons, Jerry i.Cindyl
Bronson, Eddie (Michelle) Bron-
son and Chuckie (Debbie) Bron-
son, all of St. Cloud; brothers, John
(Diane D.) R. Ching of Perry, and
Bill (Linda) D. Ching of DeLeon;
sister, Terri (Terry L.) E. Ramsey
and niece, Jennifer Williams both
of Okeechobee.
A memorial service will be con-
ducted at Believer's Fellowship
Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave. on
Monday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m. with
Pastor James Fannin, officiating.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Marvin 'Man'
Edward Schldtz
Marvin 'Marv' Edward Schultz,
age 73, of Okeechobee, died
Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at the
\VA Medical Center in Wesl Palrn
Beach. He was born Aug. 24, 1931
in Chicago, III. the son of Edward



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and Martha (HiLzeman) Schultz.
He served his country in the Army,
Co, B 410th Tank BN, from 1952 to
1954 during the Korean War and
was stationed in Hawaii and Ger-
many as a lank driver. He moved to
Okeechobee from Melrose Park, Ill.
in 1978. In the Chicago area he
owned a gas station and later drove
a Pepsi truck Aftei moving to Flori-
da, he dro\ e for Snap-On Tools and
Wonder Bread. He was part owner
of a gas station and in his 60's he
delivered lumber for a lumberyard,
outworking the 20 year olds. He
loved living in Florida and his
beloved dogs. Dagwood and
Blondie He could fix and repair
anything but his main hobby was
cars. He was an avid NASCAR fan.
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his parents
Sur~ ivors include- three sons,
Steve (Beth) Schultz of Lake
Zurich, Ill., Russell (Jeannie),
Schultz of Antioch, 11. and Chris
(Monica) Schultz of Sugar Grove,
Ill.; three grandsons, Andie\\, Cur-
tis and Louis; one granddaughter,
Amanda; and two step grandchil-
dren, David and Laura; one sister,
Lois (WVilliam) Deets of
Rhinelander, Wis. and five nieces,
Janis Nowak, Joyce Abernathy,
Joanne D'Alton, Judy Fulghum and
Jackie Weaver.
A memorial service will be con-
ducted at a later date in the Chica-
go area.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Bu-xton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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tures soaring in many parts of the
country, above-ground pools are
an appealing option to beat the
summer heat. Inflating a pool for
use in the backyard may seem sim-
ple enough, but there are insur-
ance and safety implications to
'consider, according to the Insur-
ance Information Institute (1.11).
The National Spa and Pool Insti-
tute reports that above-ground
pools are rising in popularity with
more than 3.7 million households
purchasing a pool an increase of
over 11 percent since 2002.
"The ease of installing an
above-ground pool many of
which are inflatable may give
some families a false sense of secu-
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ident, consumer affairs. "All pools
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aquatic extravaganza can be
dangerous and need to be property
insured and comply with local safe'-
ty standards"
According to the Center for Dis-
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drown each year. Among children,
ages one to four, most drowned in
residential swimming pools. Most
of these young children had been
out of sight for less than five min-
utes and were in the care of one or
both parents at the time.
If you plan to purchase a pool,
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Contact your town or munici-
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Each town will have its own def-
inition of a "pool," often based on
its size and water depth. If the pool
you are planning to buy meets the
definition, then you must comply
',ilth local safer standards and,
building codes. This may.include
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company representative
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know that you have a pool, since it
will increase your liability risk.
Pools are considered an "attractive
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when you drive.
If the pool, itself, is expensive or
if you decide to install an in-ground
structure, you should also have
enough insurance protection to
replace it in the event it is destroyed
by a storm or other disaster.
Learn about pool safety
When using the pool, make
sure it is properly supervised by
someone who knows how to
swim. If you have children, consid-
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as early as possible. And, never
leave toys .or floats in the pool
when not in use as they may prove
to be a deadly temptation for tod-
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In addition to the fences or other
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pool owners should also consider
creating "layers of protection"
around the pool. This means set-
ting up as many barriers as possible
to make it difficult for a child to get
into the pool area when not in use.
This would include installing door
alarms, locks and safety covers to
help prevent accidents.
If the pool has a filter, keep chil-
dren away from it and other
mechanical devices as the suction
force may cause injuries and even
drowning. In case of an emer-
gency, know how to shut off these
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ring buoys and reaching poles near
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public issues. You are not required to leave your name. While we
want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves the right to
edit calls for clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness. To speak out
call (863)467-2033, fax (863)763-5901 or e-mail:
okeenews@newszap.com. You can also mail submissions to
Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.

Swimming Hours
This is in regard to the hours of the swimming pool. I was wonder-
ing why it can't be open from 10 a.m. instead of 12:30 p.m. because
the afternoon sun is so hot, and it is so dangerously hot for the kids?
(Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. We contacted the county and
were told that the pool wasn't getting much use in the morning
hours, so the hours were changed to try to accommodate the needs
of those who were using the pool.)
Madness
I was wondering when we are going to stop the madness of the
sale of properties in this town, and the abuse of people moving in? I
moved here because it was a quite, beautiful town and I don't want it
to look like Palm Beach in five years. At some point we have to consid-
er the people that live here not the ones that want to live here. Let's
enjoy what we've got.
Youth Football
I am calling to find out if there is more information about Pop
Warner football. I have heard that it is a traveling team and I want to
know what kind of travel will be required, and what the sign-up fees
are.
(Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. For information contact James
Shockley at (863) 6343482, Albion Crowellat (863) 697-2576 or Kris-
ten Barker at (863)697-6073.

Clogged Ramp
I would like to know who is responsible for keeping the boat ramp
at lock 7 cleaned of the plants so you can put your boat in?
(Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. I there is a problem with float-
ing vegetation at the ramp, contact Jeremy Cossland who is with
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Clewiston. His phone number is
(863)983-8108, ext. 1267.)
Doll Patterns
I am looking for a pattern for any old-time dolls that are not porce-
lain. I have looked everywhere. I am hoping one of your readers may
know where to get one.
(Editor's Note: This caller has left their number at our office. Call
(863) 763-3134to get in touch with this caller.)

Unwanted Truck
I was wondering if there is a law for a 12-wheeler driving up and
down my road. Live in Buckhead Ridge and this truck is driven up and
down the road every morning and every evening. He is doing nothing
but tearing up our road and his truck is actually parked on the road.
(Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. We suggest you contact the
Glades County Sheriffs Office. They can be reached at (863) 946-
1600 or 763-1151.)
Canal Cleaning
I understand that we have the money for the dredging and clean
up of these canals. The question is when do they start.
(Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. The engineering study has yet
to be completed. The project cannot get under way until the study is
finished.)
Make Them Mad
I can hear daddy Bush saying to his son George W: what you want
to do is make the Democrats especially Howard Dean just fum-
ing mad. That way the news people will show them in the worst light.
Then, the public will notice them instead of the mess we have made
on our watch.

Parade
I recently spoke with a member of the American Legion who said
the local American Legion membership decided to cancel the Fourth
of July parade in Okeechobee because of a lack of interest. A lack of
interest? How can that be? No one cares about the Fourth of July any-
more? My children loved watching the parade last year and were look-
ing forward to this year's parade. It's a shame there is not enough
interest to have a parade in Okeechobee.
Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. We contacted the post and were
told that due to poor participation, the parade was being canceled.
The parade was not canceled to a lack of interest in the Fourth of July
and what it means.)

Too Many
There have been too many parades in Okeechobee over the years
- one of them had to go. There were too many traffic tie-ups created
by them. Sometimes apathy is a good thing.



Community Event

Yard sale closed for summer
Real Life Children's Ranch yard sales are closed for the sum-
mer, and they are no longer accepting donations. For informa-
tion, call Rosie at (863) 763-4242.





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Thanks to all
for your support
The second annual Russ Bring-
ger Memorial Bass Tournament
was held May 28 at Okee-Tantie
Marina.
Russ Bringger was the former
owner of Gambler Lures, who left
our lives too early in February of
2004 due to pancreatic cancer.
The family decided to host the
tournament to remember Russ and
the sport he loved so much, with
the monies being raised being
donated to the V Foundation. The
V Foundation was established by
ESPN and Jimmie Valvano to find a
cure for cancer.
This year with donated food,
fundraiser items and through the


In the late '60s or early '70s, Debora Ridenour Locke rode
this horse in front of the elementary school in Okee-
chobee to help Fred Judge, Sr. in his campaign for the
County Commissioner District 5 seat. Do you have any old
photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citi-
zens? If so, bring them by the Okeechobee News office,
107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while you wait.
Or, you can e-mail the photo and information about the
photo to okeenews@okeechobee.com.



Upcoming Events


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 becom-
ing a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are
all about. For information, contact OIlie Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center,
located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are $5
for members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-6978
or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. 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.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be held on
the third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2405
U.S. 441 S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The lunch will be at noon.
Women should bring business cards and information to promote their
business. The meeting provides networking opportunities for women in
business and is open to the public. No membership is required. For
information, contact Robin Delgado at (800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at
info@flainjurylawyer.com.

Saturday
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee construction volunteers will
meet at the parking lot of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N.
Parrott Ave., at 7 a.m. Construction work will be at Habitat work site in
an adjoining county. Wear comfortable clothes suitable for working. Call
(863) 357-1371 for information.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House,
which is located next to the driver's license office at 1857 U.S. 441 S.E.
It is a self-help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and
other intoxicating drugs and a desire to manage their emotional or psy-
chiatric illness. It's an open discussion group.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.

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

Monday
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited to join the group. For information or to schedule an
appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98
N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business meet-
ing. The-dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September.
For information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index
and military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510
or (863) 467-5261.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how to
see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive.
Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614
for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mis-
sion's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interest-
ed are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. for breakfast. For information,
call (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant. Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome. For
information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths
to life. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
467-2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is located
next to the driver's license office that is located at 1857 U.S. 441 S.E. It
is a self-help group that offers support and education for people who
have been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia,
schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis.


efforts of friends, family and many
volunteers we surpassed our goal.
We had a T-shirt made with the:
help of the Okeechobee High-
School Art Department students:
who drew us many wonderful:
designs. It was difficult to choose'
just one, but in the end April:
Lineberry's drawing was chosen:
and she received a shirt and a $25:
gift certificate from Wal-Mart.
Thankyou to all.
The total amount raised to be:
donated is just over $10,000. This'
could not have been done if it was-,
n't for the local businesses, out-of-:
town guests, family, friends and the;
many volunteers. For without all,
none of this would have been pos-,
sible!
Thankyou
The Bringger family


Community Events


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 victims of domestic violence, shelters and outreach pro-
grams 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
Monday, 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
information 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,
playing games and getting to know Godthrough.prayer. A par-
ent 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 vaca-,
tion Bible school June 20-24, from 6 until 9 p.m. The school will
be titled "Ramblin' Road Trip" a trip across America to learn
how to make right choices. It will be for ages 3 through adult.
Registration kick-off will be Saturday, June 18, from 9 until 11:30
a.m. and will include games, crafts, food, fun and fellowship.
For information, call the church at (863) 763-1699.

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 infor-
mation contact Sue Arnold at (863) 763-4630.

Members sought for fair committee
As the first step toward forming a county fair, the Okee-
chobee County Agri-Civic Center Advisory Committee is seeking
applicants for a 25-member committee that will write the char-
ter for the fair. A broad cross section. of the community is need-
ed. Applications can be picked up through June 21 at the county
administrator's office in the Okeechobee County Courthouse,
304 N.W. Second St. Member of the advisory committee will
select the committee members.

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
Nurses Association, 208 S.E. Park St., and will address tech-
niques 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 Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition to inform and heighten
the community's awareness of topics that surround the increas-
ing problem 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 Coali-
tion of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will be
held on Wednesday, June 22, at 1 p.m. in the conference room
of the Ft. Pierce One Stop. An executive committee meeting will
immediately follow. The One Stop is located just east of IRCC.
For information, call (863) 462-5792.

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

New historical mugs on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society has a new shipment of
historical Okeechobee County Courthouse mugs and mugs with
a picture of the old High School for $6 each on sale at the Cham-
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Grid conditioning
program under way
Summer conditioning sessions
have begun at Okeechobee High
School for the Brahman football
team.
The sessions will be from 4 until
6 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays,
Thursday and Fridays throughout
the summer. Anyone intending to
try out for the football team in the
fall should attend these condition-
ing sessions.
For information, call the Brah-
man field house at (863) 462-5050
and leave a message and an assis-
tant coach will return the call.
Golf tournament
will benefit CIS


Communities In School (CIS)
and the Police Athletic League
(PAL) are hosting their sixth annual
golf tournament on Saturday, June
18, at the Okeechobee Golf &
Country Club.
There will be an 8 a.m. shotgun
start.
Entry fees are $45 per person, or
$180 per team. Sponsorships are
available. The cost of a hole sponsor-
ship is $150; a tee sponsorship is $75;
and, a team sponsorship is $180.
There will also be chicken and
rib barbecue dinners.
Prizes will be given to the first,
ninth and next-to-last place teams.
All proceeds will help fund CIS
f d- projects: Mentoring Character
_.W Counts and Youth Center.
4* For information, call CIS at (863)
462-5327.
Volleyball team
hosts summer camp
The Okeechobee High School
volleyball team will host a summer
volleyball camp for girls in grades
four through eight.
The camp runs from 9 a.m. until
noon, June 20, 21, 23 and 24 at


Osceola Middle School. The cost is
$45, and includes a free T-shirt and
water bottle.
The camp is for experienced
and beginning level players. Partici-
pants will be divided by skill level
and will work in groups with play-
ers of similar ability. Experienced
players will be challenged by a
quicker, more aggressive style of
play. Both groups will be led by
experienced coaches and assisted
by varsity level players.
You may pick up an application
in the main office of Okeechobee
High School, or call head coach
George May at (863) 634-5836 for
information.
Youth football
sign ups planned
Sign-ups for the new Pop Warn-
er football league and cheerleading
program will take place on June 25,
July 2, 9 and 16 at Teen Town from
noon until 4 p.m.
Parents must provide copies of
the child's birth certificate, their
most recent report card and a cur-
rent physical at registration. The
cost of registration will be $75.
For information contact James
Shockley at (863) 634-3482, Albion
Crowell at (863) 697-2576 or Kr-is-
ten Barker at (863) 697-6073.
YMS hosting
basketball camp
Yearling Middle School will host
two separate summer basketball
camps.
The first camp will be June 27 -
July 1 from 8 a.m. until noon for
second and third grade students,
and from 1 until 5 p.m. for fourth
and fifth grade students.
The second session will be for
sixth to eighth grade students and
will run July 11-15 from 8 a.m. until
4 p.m.
The cost for either camp will be
$40 per camper.
For information contact YMS at
(863) 462-5056.


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Training advancement
Members of Russ Adams Taekwondo America held their belt advancement testing on
June 4. The following students successfully advanced in their training. They were: (front
row, left to right) Rocky Chauhan, McKayla Skinner, Hunter Derry, Kayla Simpson, Mick-
ael Lazaro, Byron Byrd and Shyann Sales; (second row, left to right) Dalton Hodges,
Christopher Gonzalas, Alex Smith, Payton Byrd, Brooklyn Smith, Trey Howard and Sean
Chauhan; (back row, left to right) Russ Adams, instructor, Cody Fulwider, Kristopher Hert,
Johnathan Guitron, Gabriel Padgett, Lindsey Williams, Naresa McLaren, Kimberley
Womble and Adam Joyce, instructor trainees. Not pictured are Aaron Porter and Kathy
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, June 17,
through Thursday, June 23, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Mr. and Mrs. Smith"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday 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 Thursday 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 Ill "The Longest Yard"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday'and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

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Public recycling drop-off bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance Facil-
ity, 306 N.W Ninth Ave., and the
Okeechobee Landfill, 10800 N.E.
128th Ave. The vehicle mainte-
nance facility is open from 8 a.m.
until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m., Monday through Friday. It is
closed on weekends and holidays.
Only recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and metal
cans, corrugated cardboard, glass
jars and bottles and plastics #1
through #7 are accepted at the
public facilities. Items not accept-
ed include: plastic shopping bags;
commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices;
yard trash; household trash; oil,
gas, paint or household haz-
ardous waste; and, batteries. For
more information: contact Russell
Rowland, county solid waste
manager, at (863) 763-1811; or,
Waste Management of Okee-
chobee at (863) 357-0111, or
(863) 763-4818.
Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you saved a life today?
Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach others
the skills they need to save lives.
You can help the American Red
Cross reach people in your com-
munity with lifesaving training,
including CPR, First Aid, Automat-
ed External Defibrillation, and
HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the
Okeechobee Branch of the Ameri-
can Red Cross at (863) 763-2488
to find out more.
Volunteers for *
elderly are needed *
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volunteers
to serve as advocates for residents
of nursing homes and assisted liv-
ing facilities. Volunteers are spe-
cially trained and certified to inves-
tigate and resolve resident
complaints. and to carry out
inspections of facilities. Licensed
social workers, pharmacists, elder
law attorneys, physicians, nurses
and others v, ith a sincere interest
in the elderly are urged to apply.
Call Linda Slattery at (772) 595-
'1385. ..
Club has
quilts for sale '
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Mar-
garet at (863) 467-8020, or Janet
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$25; and male dog $25. Applica-
tions may be picked up at the Pen-
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Army or Animal Control. For infor-
mation, call (772) 283-4137 or
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required and Okeechobee City
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dogs, cats and ferrets 4 months
and older must be vaccinated
once a year by a licensed veteri-
narian against rabies with a Unit-
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CD CASE- black, with CD's,
found on Wolff Rd. Call
(863)763-3134 to claim. .
TOOLS- found,
(863)467-0145.
Young Female Cat Recently
Spayed. Okeetantie Area.
Call to identify.
S(863)697-2265


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 Vi 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 Fbrt Denaud, reward
(863)675 2310


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
BRITTANY SPANIEL- F, 2 /
yrs old, spayed, gentle, good
w/kids and older adults,
good home only
(863)697-8731.
CUR, 1 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


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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
KING SIZE BED- platform, no
mattress, good condition,
FREE. (863)675-7926. '
KITTENS (4) Male, Litter
Trained. Grey and White.
Free to good homes.
(863)357-8751
ROTTWEILER MIX, Male, 1
year old. Free to good home.
(863)357-2494




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



Accounts Receivable Clerk,
full time with benefits. Fax
resume to 772-597-3300 or
call 772-597-3458.
APPLIANCE
TECHNICIAN WANTED
CALL (863)357-1655


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COSMETOLOGIST/
MANAGER
Call today, work
tomorrow, Lori:
800-736-1379
Email:
champsinc(@
adelphia. net
www.champs'
haircuts.com
DAIRY FOREMAN:
Dairy Knowledge preferred,
Salary and Benefits, Call
(863)634-1758 or
(863)634-1756
DIESEL MECHANIC/HELPER
Wanted. Salary neg. based on
experience & tools. Call
863-357-2150.
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)464-2582
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DUMP TRUCK DRIVER
Truck driver needed Class B
CDL license & clean
driving record required.
(863)763-6053
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR &
OFF ROAD TRUCK DRIVER
Needed for Ag. Harvesting.
Pay dependent on exp.
(863)467-9929
Exp. Mature Teachers Need-
ed, Building Blocks Child-
care, F/T & P/T positions
avail., great working environ--
ment, pay, & benefits.
(863)467-5000
INDIANWOON'
Help Wanted
HANDYMAN
POOL MAINTENANCE
LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE
Salary commensurate
with experience.
Call Mr. Dick Sills, Ext. 139
and leave message.
800-523-1630
Find It faster. Sell it sooner
in the classifieds
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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, Fl 34974
SCALEHOUSE OPERATOR
Must be computer literate,
Positive attitude
Drug Test Required
Call DICKERSON
772-429-4448
M/F/VD. EOE


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


HANDYMAN NEEDED

Must Be Reliable & Experienced
with own tools and transportation.

Competitive Wages.

Call Joe @
863-634-5781
Okeechobee


Local Construction Company
Looking for person
EXPERIENCED in framing,
roofing, carpentry, drywall,.
painting & trim work.
Class D license required.
863-357-1804
Looking for Someone
Exp'd For Concrete
Block & Flatwork.
Must have drivers license.
Annual starting salary: $30K
for qualified applicants.
863-357-0852

MAINTENANCE PERSON
All around maintenance
person to do lawns,
wash trucks etc.
863-467-1717
Do not call after 3:30(PM.
MECHANIC
Experienced Diesel Mechanic
For Heavy Equipment
Drug Test Required
Call DICKERSON
772-429-4440
M/FNV/D EOE


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Immediate Openings C.'' -:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

Edens Construction Co.


has immediate openings for equipment
operators, including track hoe, loader, dozer &
pipelayers. Experienced only please oppi
745 NW 2nd Street, South L'.t ., io n
Call (561)996-6822
for directions or information


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


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

IMMEDIATE OPENING
Part-Time Pharmacist
Pharmaceutical wl v'c ,-.
Located at
Okeechobee Health Care F
Call:
(863) 357-2442
for more information


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

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have State and National Cer-
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ferred. Contact Carol Staley,
(863)462-5877
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needs work, Will do light
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered4125
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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




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

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your; yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!

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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets,, Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins 'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer.Video 580
Crafts-Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment G20
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/R-'adio 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

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

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News service to our customers
1N e s Weveryday.

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


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.


ELECTRIC STOVE- GE, 3 top
burners working, $15.
(863)467-0987.
MAGIC CHEF- Frost Free..
$100. (863)763-7989
MICROWAVE OVEN, excellent
condition, $20.
(863)675-2596
RANGE ( Roper) REFRIGERA-
TOR (Frigidaire 17 cu63 ft)
white, $300 for both.,
(863)467-3645.
REFRIGERATOR, Whirlpool,
1g.; 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, 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.
WASHER- front end loader, 4
yrs old, paid $600 sell for
300 or best offer. works
great (863)697-6851.



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



GARAGE DOOR- 16x8, good
condition, $250,
(863)467-1717.
ROOF PANES (4) Foam Insu-
lated. 3'6"W x 25'L. $720 for
all, will sep. (863)357-3439
SLIDING PATIO DOORS (2)
4'x7', tinted glass, $100 for
both (239)246-3549


Area Rug, 5x7, Safari Palm,
exc; cond., $50.
(863)634-5038



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
,XR 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.
(863)634-2937
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.
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
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Solid Oak. Holds TV, Stereo,
CD/DVD. 70"W x 60"H x
24"D $300. (863)763-1457
EXECUTIVE DESK- oak, large,
$250 or best offer, located
in Ft. Drum. (863)763-8613.
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.
RATTAN FURNITURE SET: 14
pcs. Too many items to list.
Like 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.



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


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


HOSPITAL BED- Invacare,
electric, new matt, plus air
matt w/pump incld. $900
neg. (863)655-3436.


ISpecial Notice


ICE MACHINE
Manitowoc 800 with bin
$1495 (239)657-2381



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



SONY STEREO SYS- AM/FM
Recvr, amp, phono, tape,
5-disc CD, 250 watt Speak-
ers $250. (863)763-1457



RADIO, Old Fashioned Look
Thomas Collectors Edition,
w/cassette. $50
(863)467-4192


GENERATOR- 3750 watts,
brand new, used less than
2hrs. Paid $425. Asking
$375 863-697-8336
GENERATOR- Coleman, 5000
watt, 10 HP, new in box ,
wheel kit included. $600.
(863)763-0944.
PAINT SPRAYER, SPX Graco,
Hose & Gun. Used once.
Cleaned w/preservatives.
$700 (863)763-2692
WARREN WRENCH, For a
truck ora 4 wheeler. $100.
(863)357-6202


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


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


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garage. Quiet country set-
ting. Small pet okay. Fenced
yard monthly or seasonal.
(305)944-2721.


Medical
Office Space
For Lease, needs build
out completed. Approx.
2000 sq. ft. willing to di-
vide into 2 separate of-
fice spaces, close to
hospital. For information
467-0831.


College Guy's Need
Roommate. Starting
Fall Semester in Gainesville.
(863)634-1893


WHEEL CHAIR LIFT, dual mo-
tors for vans, like new, ask-
ing $1500. (863)357-8788


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



PIANO, Gul Bransen, real ivory
'kev perfect tuning 60O or
(863)6J4-1636
PIANO, Pennington, Upright.
$400. (863)467-5438


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
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.
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 PUPS- 2
B&W boys, CKC papers,
shots/wormed. $300. each
neg 863-610-9812
SIBERIAN HUSKY, Solid
White (F), 1 yr. old & Black &
White (M) 3 yrs. old. $500
both, will sep. 863)610-9812
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.


DIGITAL CAMERA- Toshiba,
adaptor, case, instructions,
$200 (863)467-0462 leave
message



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 5pmr



JACUZZI, 6 Person. Good
condition w/cover.
$1500863-634-5943


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.
RV 23' not licensed for road
in FL. Located in Lake Worth
will del. to Okeechobee.
$1500 (561)310-6611 Terry


Agriculture


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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 810
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry ,Supplies 860
SeedsPlants'
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







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



BUCK SKIN APPALOOSA,
Great personality. Experi-
enced rider. $3000 or best
offer. (863)357-3325
SPOTTED WALKER FILLIE
2 '/2 yrs old, green broke, very
sweet, $1500.

THOROUGHBRED GELDING-
11 yr old, black w/ white
face, papers, $1800.
(863)467-9212,
When doing those chores is
doing you in, its time to
look for a helper in the
classified.



TOP SOIL, $1.25 cu. yd.
Loaded on your truck or
can arrange hauling
@ your expense. 3 mls. from
Okeechobee City. Call Tony
@ (561)721-5770



BUSH ALL 5' Brand 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.
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. (863)357-6202
RIDING MOWER-MTD Garden
Tractor, 18h/p B&S engine,
46" cut, gd tires, needs trans
axle $160 (863)697-9704
ROTO TILLER Yard Man,
rear tine, like new, $500 or
best offer (863)697-9704

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,
Water'view, Furnished w/
Screened porch, slip, pool,
tennis, $1200 mo.
(863)634-8757. ,B


FORT DRUM, 2 Bdrm., 2 BA,


CAN I AFFORD IT?
WHAT ABOUT MY CREDIT?
For Mortgage Questions
Call Paul 561-723-7610
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Manufactured &
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
Setup & A/C.
From $45,000
STANTON HOMES
1-800-330-6623
OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, CBS
Waterfront, lake access, sea
wall, desirable residential
community near golf course,
Lg backyard w/cypress
trees, appliances iricld, new
roof, clean & well main-
tained. (863)467-1270.


ANCIENT OAKS RV RESORT-
Lot 3, Block 7, asking
$23,500, (772)334-2217.



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


MobileHomes



Mobile Home Lots 2i)05
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020



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



FLEETWOOD '99, 3/2 w/2 Car
Garage & fpl. & many extras.
on 3 large. lots, fenced back-
yd. Must see. 863-447-0965
New & Used
Manufactured Homes
Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Scotbilt, Townhomes.
Best Deals Anywhere.
STANTON HOMES
Clewiston, LaBelle,
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda
1-800-330-8106
OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2 BR,
60'x12', Screen porch, Car-
port & Shed. Close to lake.
(863)763-0240
RENT TO OWN
Buy Here Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK
Clewiston Stanton Homes
863-983-8106
SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST
& OLDEST DEALER
VOLUME PRICING
STANTON HOMES
800-330-6266

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 30.5
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles 'ATVs 303



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
Galvanized rocket boat trailer
w/home made boat. $150
(863)763-3822
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $200.
863-674-1105.
MERCURY '01, 25 HP, 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.
WELLCRAFT 18'- CC, John-
son 110 SW, trir, bimini, fish
finder, bait well, cover,
$4700 (863)599-0923.

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Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos,'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 10401
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 10170
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

Houses Sle 02


Gazebo Sandbox
Here's a great looking do-it-
yourself project that com-
bines a big hexagonal sand-
box with a classic gazebo, so
it's not only fun, but it makes
a handsome addition to any
yard. The sandbox measures
5 ft. wide by 7 ft. tall.
Gazebo Sandbox plan
(No. 792)... $9.95
Playhouses/Structures Pack
4 plans incl. 792
(No. C104)... $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
U-Bild, P.O. Box 2383,
Van Niys, CA 91409.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
u-bild.eom
Money Back Guarantee


CROSS COUNTY RV 1988, 37
Ft. Good condition. A real buy
at $4900. & 23 Ft. RV $1500
Not Licensed for Florida. Will
deliver. Further into call Terry
(561)310-6611 Lake Worth
M/H 1CAR TOWING HITCH-
Honda, '2000 $100.
(863)675-8168



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

PROPELLER, Sensenich, Pad-
dle Type for Air Boat, 78x50,
Brand new. $700
(863)824-0963


Harley Davidson 1200
Sportster, '97, new tires,
12k mi., never reg. in Fla.
Call Don bet. 5-8.
(561)992-9491
HONDA GOLOWING'83
33K Excellent condition.
$2500. 863-634-7194.



ATV 400 Polaris
Excellent shape $2500
(863)801-1666
BOMBADEER DS650 Bala,
'03, very few hrs., $4500.
(863)675-0939
GO CART, 2 Seater, 5.5 hp en-
gine. $350 or best offer.
(863)227-2600
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

HON CVC is4 4lw5l!
CADILLAC DeVille- '88,
Champagne, 91M, 91M, Runs &
looks great. $2500. or best
offer 863-990-6398 aft 5pm
CADILLAC ELDOADO '79
Biarritz, 350 V8, only 78K mi,
$3,900 (863)612-0046
Chevy Celebrity, '87, nice
clean car, good transporta-
tion, new tires, runs good,
$750. (863)634-4076
HONDA CIVIC, '04- low miles,
call for details,
(863)983-7415.
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 92
Auto, Cold A/C, Good trans-
portation/gd tires $3000 863-
467-6577/357-1426.
SATURN WAGON 1993, 4
cyl., Auto., PW, ANC, 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

Do-It-Yourself Ideas








The Okeechobee News, Friday, June 17, 2005 '"


JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs & looks
good $2500.
(863)673-0920.


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
FORD PICK UP 1976, Body
rough. Does run. 6 cyl. w/4
speed. $300 (863)763-1370
HITCH, Reese, 5th Wheel,
Easy Slide ii liJu irii' rails.
$250. (772)285-8405
TIRE, Brand New .1:i-ii-in &
Ford Wheel. $85
(863)674-1105
TIRES (2) Michelin. LT
285/75R16's. $75
(863)634-2364


TIRES (4) 17" R6517. Rare
Deal! Asking $225.
(863)763-0669/697-0311
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


C!,EVY 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
FORD PICK UP 1976, Body
rough. Does run. 6 cyl. w/4
speed. $300 863)763-1370


FORD RANGER 1992, 150K
mis. 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/fibeargalss 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 trlr, 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


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.
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.

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Public Notices



Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500




NOTICE
UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW
NOTICE is hereby given that the under-
signed, pursuant to the "Fictitious
Name Statute," will register with Flori-
da Department of State, Division of
Corporations the fictitious name, to-
wit:
d/b/a
Be Number One Network
under which we expect to engage in
business at:
111 NE 2nd St.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
in the City of Okeechobee/County of
Okeechohee, Flodrida.
That the parties interested in said busi-
ness enterprise are:
Craig Guinn
Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee
County, Florida, this the 15th day of
June,6/005.
63434 ON 6/17/05


1 Pb ic o ice I


NOTICE
UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW
NOTICE i .., .,i .. 1 i t = d,

da Department of State, Division of
Corporations the fictitious name, to-
wit:
d/b/a
Be Number One Network
under which we expect to engage in
business at:
111 NE 2nd St.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
in the City of Okeechobee/County of
Okeechobee. Florida.
That the parties interested in said busi-
ness enterprise are:
Holly Douthilt
Dated at Okeechobee, Okeechobee
County, Florida, this the 15th day of
June, 2005.
63437 ON 6/17/05


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NOTICE OF OUA MEETINGS
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Okee-
chobee Utility Authority will meet in
Special Session for a workshop on
h,, .. 7I r ,, i,,,h ., ,.IIh..I,, m
es, 100 S.W. 5th Avenue, Okeecho-
bee, Florida. The purpose of this
meeting is to address the following:
Wastewater Treatment Plant reports
from engineers; Resolution 05-04;
Application for funds to construct
plant and sewer lines; legal agree-
ment with Rural Development Ser-
vice.
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida

with respect to such meetings, he or
she will need a record of the proceed-
ingsis made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is based. Such per-
son may provide a court recorder, ste-
..j.. ],ai., .. tape recorder for such

BY ORDER OF THE OKEECHOBEE
UTILITY AUTHORITY
Landon C. Fortner, Jr.
Executive Director
63251 ON 6/17/05
Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look In the
classified.

When doing those chores is
doing you in, it's time to
look for a helper in the
classifieds.


I b ic o ice


NOTICE OF MEETING
Okeechobee County Construction Industry
Licensing Board

Th 1 .,h, ",',, ,,, i ,,,, .. h ,,,, ,,. .".p m 499h,,, ,




record of the proceedings is made and that the record includes the testimony
Iii. .id.. l -.i l ..1 ...Ii i l 1 .. 1. 1 I l
Vickie Trexler. Secretary to Board
Okeechobee County Construction
Industry Licensing Board
61798 ON 6/17,26/05

STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
BID NO OEP #2005063C
0.170 Acre Parcel in Okeechobee County
For a complete bid package:

Lisa Cooley at (850) 245-2720
Lot 40, Block 60, Okeechobee Gardens,
a subdivision in the East one-half of Section 13,
Township 37 South, Range 35 East
Deadline to request Bid Package is July 27, 2005
63685ON 6/17.24;7/1/05


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hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classified.


Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
classified.


Community Events


Hope to Cope to host seminars
Hope to Cope, 101 N.W. Fifth St., is having a seminar on coping
with stress on June 23 at 7 p.m. This seminar is free and will include
simple tips to reduce stress and take control of your life. There will be
door prizes, coffee and a relaxed atmosphere. For information, call
(863) 763-5540.

BLNB to host tax seminar
Big Lake National Bank will host a seminar on June 23 that will deal
with tax credits and/or tax refunds that you may be eligible for but
don't know it. The seminar will be held at the bank's location at 1409
S. Parrott Ave. beginning at 5:30 p.m. If you are interested in attending
the seminar, please RSVP Debra Kane at (863) 467-4663, ext. 1804.
Refreshments will be served.

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, elderly, the handi-
capped and for families with children under the age of 5. You will need
a picture ID, proof of income, a Social Security card for everyone and
an electric bill.

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

Book discussion group will meet
The Fri- n-'1' of 1 -, (i:* .. 'i-bee Library Book Discussion Group will
continue to itett a p i., in te Uii kchobee Library meeting room.
Everyone". tr.' li'-,s to ea,'fird -lis rc'ss 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 barbecue
chicken dinner on June 24 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. in Flagler Park.
Dinners will 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.

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. Infant/child CPR and FA basics are covered in this
course. The cost is $25. If your child is interested in taking the course,
call the office at (863) 763-2488.

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 Jul5 I from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the South CountyAnnex, 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, 1111S. 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 lakedentohcamp.org.

,Church celebrating 90th anniversary
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St., will celebrate its 90th anniversary on July 3. One combined
worship service will be held at 10 a.m. The service will be followed by
'the 90th anniversary program, and then the great American picnic at
noon. We are searching for old pictures or artifacts of the church.
Please contact the church office at (863) 763-4021, for information.

Application available for ESE scholarships
SThe Okeechobee County School Board Exceptional Student Educa-
tion Department has sent out letters to parents of ESE students that
may be eligible for John McKay scholarships. An eligible student is a
child that has an active IEP, and was enrolled in public school in Okee-


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

'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. Qualifin.g cli'hdrEii may stay as late as 5:30
p.m.

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

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

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

Church collecting for care packages
The Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee would like to invite
the community to participate in a project for Operation Freedom Iraqi.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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






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