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Okeec hobee News


Vol. 96 No. 170 Sunday, June 19, 2005 75 Plus tax


In Brief

Boil water notice
The Okeechobee Utility
Authority (OUA) boil water
notice for the area north of State
Road 70 has been extended until
noon on Monday, June 20. The
boil water notice was issued
because of a broken water line.
As a precaution OUA advises
that all water used for drinking
or cooking be boiled. A rolling
boil of one minute is sufficient.
.As an alternative bottled water
may be used.
The "Precautionary Boil
Water Notice" will remain in
effect until the problem has
been corrected and a bacterio-
logical survey shows that the
water is safe to drink. OUA antic-
ipates no adverse effects as a
result of this problem and is
working as quickly as possible to
restore the water service.
OUA apologizes for any
inconvenience this temporary
interruption may cause cus-
tomers and thanks them for their
understanding and cooperation
concerning this matter.

Inside

Victory over
mole crickets
GAINESVILLE After a
quarter-century fight against
three invasive insects from
South America, University of
Florida researchers are declaring
victory against the pests that
caused, $94 million in damage
to turf and pastures each year.
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Lane leads
team to victory
Bobby Lane of Lakeland led
the 12-angler members of Team
Florida to \ ictor% Friday at the
Citgo BASS Federation Southern
divisional championships held at
Okee-Tantie Marina. Lane's 51.3
lbs. cumulative total was part of
the 356.8 lbs. brought to the
scale, by Team Florida to give
them the victory. Other mem-
bers of the winning team who
will share the $22,134 first place
check were Kevin Oleen of Des-
tin, Ben Broughton of Day, David
Givens of Hernando, Dave
Thomas of Winter Park, Rick
Toney of Lithia, Jerald Hei-
dgerken of Tavares, Jerry
Shawver II of Jacksonville, Ray-
mond Trudeau of St. Cloud, Mike
Weig of Jacksonville, Richard
Held of Lake Worth and David
Mock of Tallahassee.
Page 6

Drought Index
Current- 97 ,
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.37 feet

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

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Almost c o iple:. Public can soon tour courthouse


Staff photos/Pete Gawda
On Thursday, June 16, Donnie Oden, capitol improvements projects manager for the
county, (far right) shows off one of the courtrooms in the new courthouse to the Coali-
tion for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee
Estuaries and the Lake Worth Lagoon. The group was meeting in the old courthouse
and Mr. Oden gave them the first tour of the new courthouse. There will an open house
for the general public on July 6 form 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and a ribbon cutting ceremo-
ny will be held on July 20.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The big story at Monday's
meeting of the Okeechobee
County Commissioners will be
the discussion and possible
approval of the Hurricane Hous-
ing Recovery Assistance Plan
that will be proposed by Debbie
Belcher of Roumelis Planning
and Development Services.
The county is eligible for a
grant of $7,173,470. However, a
plan for the administration of
the grant must be received by
the state by July first. The pro-
posed plan provides for rebuild-


ing owner occupied homes,
constructing new owner occu-
pied homes and constructing
rental units. The proposed plan
also contains policies and pro-
cures for allocating the money.
As part of the plan, $382,000
would be earmarked for
Rebuilding Okeechobee After
Disaster (ROAD) to be used to
purchase materials for volun-
teer laborers to rebuild damages
homes. Volunteer labor, when
available, will be used to stretch
the funding to assist the most
households.
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Donnie Oden, capitol improvements projects manager for the county demonstrates the
security cameras in the new courthouse. He was giving a tour of the new facility to the
Coalition for Responsible Management of Lake Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Caloosa-
hatchee Estuaries and the Lake Worth Lagoon. The group was meeting in the old court-
house on that date and Mr. Oden provided them with the first tour of the building. Open
house for the new building will be held from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on July 6. A ribbon cut-
ting ceremony will be held on July 20.


East Okeechobee was a


little town of its own


By Anna Jane Evans
O'Steen
As told to MaryAnn Morris
I grew up in East Okeechobee
right on Hancock Street (now
S.W. 10th Street) where I was
born. Billie (Doc) Anderson's
Aunt Edie lived there on Hancock
Street, too.
My great-uncle, T.A. Sizemore
put in the first telephones here in
Okeechobee. The telephone
office was on Parrott Avenue, up
near Park Street. His wife, Byrd
was the first telephone operator,
my mama, Lucile Burns Evans,
was the second. When my
daddy, P.P. Evans came to work
for Uncle Sizemore in the 1920s,
that's when he met my mama,
there at the telephone company.
Mama couldn't leave the
switchboard, so at dinner time


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(you'd call it lunch now) she
would open the window and
they would share out the win-
dow. So they courted there at the
telephone company. She, sitting
at the switchboard and he stand-
ing outside the window. Theirs
was the first wedding at the First
United Methodist Church in
Okeechobee on Jan. 3,1926.


When I was 11 years old,
Mama had given birth to my
youngest brother, Paul. One time
I was "rocking" him to sleep and
singing very loud. So loud, that
someone came knocking on the
door. I'll never forget! It was
Judge Hancock from down the
street coming to ask Mama if
everything was all right. Even so,
they let me sing in the church
choir later on when I was older.
Granny Ezell had a little store
on Hancock Street where you
could buy bread and milk and
that sort of thing. She had two
sons, Albert and Ulmer. Albert
had one son, Duane, and Ulmer
had five children: Jack, Myrtle,
Lemoyne, Yvonne and Norman
Ray. We called Jack "Snake:
because he would always catch
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Courtesy photos/Anna Jane Evans O'Steen
Mama and Daddy (Lucile Burns Evans and PP. Evans) courted
at the telephone company before they were married on Jan. 3,
1926.


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News Briefs

County Fire/Rescue
seeking volunteers
OKEECHOBEE The volunteer
division of the Okeechobee County
Fire/Rescue Department is seeking
qualified applicants.
Requirements include: a high
school education or GED; clean
driving record; and, no criminal
record. Applicants must also take
the state TABE test and receive a
score of 12.9.
Testing for volunteer positions
will be held in July, and all applica-
tions must be completed by June
30.
Applications are available at 501
N.W Sixth St. in Okeechobee.
For information, contact Margie
Johnson at (863) 763-5544.
Homebuyer classes
held each Wednesday
OKEECHOBEE The USDA,
rural housing service, can now loan
up to $141,000 for housing mort-
gages for very low and low-income
applicants.
For prequalification for this loan,
call (863) 763-3345 to reserve your
seat for one of our homebuyer
classes.
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.

Lake project
team will meet
OKEECHOBEE The Lake
Okeechobee Watershed Project
Team will meet in Okeechobee on
June 28 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The meeting will be held at the
South Florida Water Management
District Service Center located in the
Bank of America building on North
Parrott Avenue.
The purpose of the meeting is to
discuss progress reports and draft
an agenda.


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snakes for pets and carry them
around with him.
We used to climb the pine trees,
all the way to the top where they
would start to sway. We could take
five Coca-Cola bottles to the ticket
booth at the Gilbert Theater to
make up the 10 cents for the movie
ticket.
Since we lived inside the city
limits, we couldn't ride the bus to
school. We walked, but what
Mama never knew, was that going
to school, we'd walk across the rail-
road trestle that crossed Taylor
Creek, balancing on the rails.
Sometimes when we were walking
across the trestle, we'd hear the
train coming in from Sherman
where the sawmill was! The tracks
went on into town past the school,
and I remember staring out the
school windows, counting the cars
as the train rolled by.
Another thing we kids would do
for fun, and I don't remember who
all built it, is build what was called a
"kid-killer."


Pieces of wood wer failed up
avery tall tree to make a ladder way
up high. Then a heavy wire was
secured real high above the top of
the ladder on the tree. A piece of
pipe was strung on the wire; the
other end of the wire was attached
low to another tree, maybe 30 feet
away. This end of the wire was
attached low enough so that the
jumper, sliding down the wire
holding onto the pipe, would hit
the ground before he hit the tree. A
person would be on the ground to
throw the pipe up to the jumper
who was up in the taller tree. The
jumper would swing out of the tree
and down the wire, hopefully hit-
ting the ground before hitting the
other tree! Thus the name, "Kid
Killer"!
I remember being about 12
years-old, climbing up the ladder.
When they threw me the pipe to
jump and swing down, I would be
so scared I couldn't jump and I
would climb down the ladder and
cry because I didn't have the
courage to jump.
But one day, I got up enough
courage and jumped out of that
tree. I knew then that I could whip
the world! It only takes faith in your-
self to accomplish much.
Sometimes Mama would send
me to the ice plant on Taylor Creek
to buy a 12 and a half pound block
of ice for 10 cents. I'd ride my bike
over and one of the men would put
the ice in the basket of my bike so I
could take it home to Hancock
Street. I remember that ice cold
water from the melting ice dripping
on my feet all the way back home.
I remember a peddler named
Mr. Addison coming by our house
in an old truck selling fruit and veg-
etables. Mama would buy a ham-
per full of those stringy turpentine
mangoes for us. We'd sit on the
back porch and eat our fill of them
right there, because it would take
15 minutes to clean the strings out
of your teeth afterwards. But oh,
they were good!
Another big part of East Okee-
chobee was our playground. Mr.
Victor Domer, who was Russell
and Ester and Carol's daddy and
Ray's granddaddy, had the
machine shop that's still there on
Hancock Street. He built a play-


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In connection with this action,
the board is scheduled to consider
a contact with Roumelis Planning
and Development for administra-
tion of the grant. The grant pro-
vides for ten percent of the total or
$7,173,470 to be used for adminis-
tration services. This amount,
would be awarded to Roumelis.
In other action, the board is
expected to:
hear comments from Floyd
Wooley of Wooley Sheds, a tenant
in the industrial park;
proclaim the week of June 19
through 24 to be Amateur Radio
Week in Okeechobee County;
subordinate a SHIP loan;
purchase five acres of land on
N.W. 168th Street for a fire station;
award a custodial services
contract;
approve the ranking of pro-
fessional engineering firms or
modify the proposed ranking after
scheduled public presentations by
the firms;
declare certain county prop-
erty to be surplus and available for
auction;
amend the budget to provide
for unanticipated funds from the
Florida Department of Community


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Courtesy photos/Anna Jane Evans O'Steen
A family gathering in 1945 or '46: (left to right) Anna Jane
Evans, RR Evans, T.A. Sizemore, Lucile Evans, (front) Cousin
Miriam Cowart and Paul Evans.


Granny Lula Ezell's house in East Okeechobee today. Granny
Ezell had a little store on Hancock Street where you could


buy bread and milk.
ground for all us kids across from
his machine shop in the vacant lot
next to our house. He built a merry-
go-round, swings and a see-saw.
All us East Okeechobee kids: my
brothers Tommy and Paul, Eugene,
Vernon, Mary Ellen Wright, Billy
Anderson and the Ezells, played
'there and we claimed it as our
own. Mr. Domer was really a very
talented with anything metal and
later designed his own lawn mow-
ers and sold them there at the shop.
Domer's house was right there
behind the machine shop and they
had the first telephone in the neigh-
borhood. Domer's would let us use
it. I remember Mama would tell me
exactly what to do to call. "When
the operator comes on and says
"Number, please" tell her the num-
ber you want to call." Somehow
the calls were always to Mrs.
McNeill.
Now Mr. Mc Neill, at that time,
was president of the Bank of Okee-
chobee, and he used to ask my
daddy to cut his hair. I can remem-
ber my daddy cutting Mr. McNeill's
hair right there in our front yard. I
think he gave my daddy 25 cents to
do it.
I thought of Brother Dunklin as
the minister who always walked. I
never knew him to own a car, he
walked everywhere. He ate at our
house many times. When he left,
he'd always take a piece of Mama's
cornbread or a biscuit and wrap it


Affairs for technical assistant plan-
ning;
approve a change order for
apron lighting at the airport;
appoint three members to
the value adjustment board and
name a chairman;
appoint one member to the
Tourist Development Council; and
submit two road project pri-
orities to the Florida Department of
Transportation for the Fiscal year
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The first two telephone oper-
ators in Okeechobee; Great-
Aunt Byrd Sizemore on left
and Lucile Evans (Mama).
in his handkerchief then put it in his
coat pocket to take with him. He
never left us without a prayer. Many
times he put his hand on my head
when he prayed. Even now, I when
I stop and think, I can feel his hand
on my head.


gram.
At 7 p.m., the board will con-
duct a public hearing on proposed
amendments to the county land

development regulations and
schedule a second public hearing.
The proposed amendments will
add and define new future land
use classifications, add a new
Planned Development zoning dis-
trict and amend the list of permit-
ted principal and accessory uses in
several districts.


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Shared funds


United Way President, Frank Irby presents a check to
Stephanie Locke of Martha's House, a local charity on
Wednesday at .Riverside Bank. Funding was made
available to five local charity organizations through
Publix Charities and the United Way. The total amount
of $116,000 was shared by five organizations to pro-
vide relief in reconstruction after last year's hurricane
season. Other United Way board members in atten-
dance at the presentation included Cathleen Blair, Sam
Smith (left), United Way secretary, Cheryl Sutton
(right) and United Way treasurer, Jennifer Lafferty (far
right).


Staff photo/Pete Gawda
Donation to Habitat
John Abney of Abney and Abney Construction Co. recent-
ly donated 11 windows and one French door to Habitat for
Humanity. The value of the donation was $2,056.87. Taking
part in the presentation were: (left to right) Wayne Brown,
site coordinator for Habitat for Humanity, Mr. Abney, Jessi-
ca Gore of Abney and Abney, Wes Abney, and J. D. Mixon,
president elect of Habitat for Humanity. Besides Abney
and Abney, Habitat for Humanity would like to thank the
following people and organizations: Glen Close, for permit
assistance, Harrison O'Conner for site preparation, Gene
Woods for concrete, Echols Plumbing, Quality Air Condi-
tioning, Jim Davis Electric, Jake Frazier for construction
supervision, Dowling Watford, president of United
Methodist Men Volunteers, and Rev. Bruce Simpson of
First United Methodist Church for support of Habitat for
Humanity projects.


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Obituary


Audalene Amanda Carr
Audalene Amanda Carr, 86,
died on June 16, 2005 at Wood
Haven Health Care in Bowling
Green, Ohio. She was born June
5, 1919 in Columbus, Ohio to
Sherman Edward Lenegir and
Lulu Mae Sines.
Audalene "Audie" married
Raymond Carr on March 2, 1941
and he proceeded her in death
June 26, 1998. She was a home-
maker. Mrs. Carr formerly lived in
Rudolph. She was also a life
member of the Okeechobee Fire-
man Ladies Aux. Department
where she enjoyed cooking, bak-
ing, and participated in numerous
charity events. She and her hus-
band were former members of
the Assembly of God Churches in
Bowling Green and in Florida. She
was an avid bingo player and,
enjoyed her grandchildren
immensely. She also enjoyed trav-
eling to different parts of the Unit-
ed States to visit with her kids and
their families.
Mrs. Carr was preceded in
death by husband, Raymond
Carr, mother, Lulu Corwin, father,
Sherman Lenegir, daughter,
Karen Sue Marcum, three grand-
sons: Guy, Jr., James, and Darryl
Trimble.
Survivors include daughters


Kay (Tom) Wagner of North Balti-
more, Ohio, Kathleen (William
G.) Rae Wilkus of Ocala, Linda
(George) Taylor of Rudolph,
Ohio, Jeanette (David R.) Marie
Larsen of Buffalo, Wyo., Bonnie
(David L.) Lu Lashaway of Bowl-
ing Green, Ohio, Elaine (Sam)
Ann Loera of Cheyenne, Wyo.;
sons Philip Raymond. Carr of Port
St. Lucie, Arthur (Nancy) Edwin
Carr of Bowling Green, Ohio; sis-
ter Nellie Butterfield of Columbus,
Ohio; 20 step great grandchildren;
27 grandchildren; 62 great-grand-
children; eight step grandchil-
dren; brother George H. Corwin
of Okeechobee.
On-line condolences may be
made to www.hannemanfh.com
Memorials may be made to Hos-
pice of Heartland and the Ameri-
can Cancer Society.
Visitation will take place on
June 19 from 2 until 4 p.m. and at
6 p.m, until 8 p.m. at Deck-Han-
neman Funeral Home.
Funeralservice will be at Deck-
Hanneman Funeral Home on
Monday, June 20 at 10 a.m. with
Rev. David Boswll officiating.
Interment will be at Jerry City
Cemetery in Jerry City, Ohio.
All arrangements are under the
direction of Deck-Hanneman
Funeral Home in Bowling Green,
Ohio.


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Community Events

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 ini need of: pencils, pens, markers, colored
pencils, crayons, highlighters, 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 Fos-
ter Parent Training Program at (800) 403-9311. Supplies may be
taken to the Community Collaborative Council meetings dur-
ing April, May and July. The meetings will be held in room 303
of the Okeechobee County School Board Office, 700 S.W Sec-
ond Ave. For information on the school supply drive or the
council's meetings, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext.
257.

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

New historical mugs on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society has a new shipment of
historical Okeechobee County Courthouse mugs and mugs
with a picture of the old High School for $6 each on sale at the
Chamber of Commerce. They also have a small booklet enti-
tled "Pictorial History of Okeechobee" which sells for $4.

Summer Play Camp schedule announced
Sign-ups for Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation's
2005 Summer Play Camp began Monday, May 2, at Teen Town
Center, 309 N.W Second St. Enrollment is limited and slots are
filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Campers must be
between 6 and 12 years of age. Play camps will operate Mon-
day through Friday, through July 29 (except July 4), from 8:30
a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at three locations: Douglas Brown Com-
munity Center, Okeechobee Civic Center and Teen Town Cen-
ter. The regular camp fee is $50 per week, per participant -
plus fees for field trips and special activities. Special rates have
been set at $25 per week for a child on the reduced school
lunch program, and $10 per week for a child on the free school
lunch program within the Okeechobee County School system
for the 2004/2005 school year. A letter of participation from
Okeechobee County School Food Service must be prfser(tld at
the time of registration in order to qualify for these special
rates. Extended hours of 7:30 until 8:30 a m. andi-4:.Li until 5.30
p.m. will be available at both the.Okeechobee Civic Center and
Teen Town Center for an additional fee of $10 per week, per
participant..

Swimming pool hours announced
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool hours of
operation are: June 2 Aug. 7, Tuesday Saturday from 12:30
until 6:30 p.m., Sunday from 1 until 5.p.m., Tuesday and Thurs-
day evenings from 7 until 9 p.m. (family night swim); Aug. 8 -
Oct. 30: Tuesday through Friday from 4 until 7 p.m., Saturday
from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m. The pool
is not open during school hours. For information, contact the
pool office at (863) 467-7667.

Enrollment starts for VPK program
The Agency for Workforce Innovation is starting the registra-
*tion process for parents to enroll their children in the state's
new Voluntary. Prekindergarten (VPK) program. Eligible chil-
dren must live in Florida and be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1
of the 2005-06 school year. Parents can find the registration
form online at www.vpkflorida.org; or, they can contact their
nearest Early Learning Coalition for a paper copy of the regis-
tration.

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





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Letter to the Editor


A fatal epidemic
A fatal epidemic is sweeping
through our military bases -- a
disturbingly high number of traf-
fic fatalities among soldiers
returning from war. Casualties of
war overseas have taken their toll
on the U.S. military, but a number
of deaths are occurring upon a
soldier's safe return from the bat-
tle zone. A soldier's need for
speed is making the roadways
around our military bases a
treacherous place.
The U.S. Army and the Nation-
al Highway Traffic Safety Adminis-
tration (NHTSA) recently released
some startling statistics that
impacts all of us:
During the past seven
months, 80 soldiers died in motor
vehicle crashes -- a 23 percent
increase from the same period a
year earlier. The majority of these
deaths included soldiers who had
just returned from combat zones.
From October 2003 to Sep-
tember 2004, when troops were
returning in large numbers from
Iraq, 132 soldiers died in vehicle
crashes-- a 28 percent jump from
the previous 12 months. And,
two-thirds of this group was veter-
ans of the wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan.
This trend is disturbing
because soldiers who live and
work on military bases are usually
among the safest drivers in the
nation due to their very disci-
plined and regulated lifestyles,
which correlate to safer driving
habits. Despite the recent surge,
the Army's rate of vehicle crash-
related deaths -- almost 20 per
100,000 this year -- remains
below the overall U.S. rate of
about 22 per 1,000. This statis-
tic gives us hope that this frighten-
ing trend can be reversed.
The correlation between sol-
diers returning from duty and the
high traffic crash rate has been
recognized by the U.S. Armed
Forces, and they are taking steps
to reverse it. Epidemiologists have
been enlisted to investigate a link
between the effects of war and


stateside traffic fatalities. They are
moving aggressively to cut the
death rate and to better under-
stand the reasons behind it, par-
ticularly with summer approach-
ing, which is traditionally the
most lethal season.
The Armed Forces are educat-
ing soldiers on safe driving and
the importance of wearing a safe-
ty belt. Soldiers returning from
Iraq are encouraged during post-
deployment briefings to adhere
strictly to traffic rules and avoid
drinking and driving.
Counselors warned soldiers'
spouses in separate briefings that
it can be difficult for those return-
ing home from war to follow traf-
fic rules after a year of using errat-
ic driving techniques that are
acceptable on the streets in Iraq
or Afghanistan. Family members
were told to emphasize and rein-
force the importance of safe driv-
ing to the soldiers.
But it's not just soldiers who
need to change their behavior to
ensure our roadways remain safe.
,All of us should be taking one of
the simplest and most effective
steps to staying safe behind the
wheel: buckling up. According to
NHTSA, of the 31,904 passenger
vehicle occupants who were
killed in crashes in 2003, 56 per-
cent weren't wearing safety belts.
Each of us can make a contri-
bution to reversing the disturbing
trend that is afflicting our friends
and family who are returning
from war. In an effort to save our
soldiers and make our military
base towns a safe place, buckle
up.
Be supportive of those who
are returning from war, remind-
ing them to drive safely while
obeying all traffic laws. Our sol-
diers are needed to protect our
country, not fall victim to its
streets.

TerrySchiavone
regional administrator
National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration
Southeast Region


Upcoming Events


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

Monday
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church. 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who
enjoys singing is invited to join the group. For information or to sched-
ule 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
meeting. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in Sep-
tember. 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 inter-
ested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
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 exten-
sive. Registration is $20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863)
467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big
Lake .Mission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at 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 informa-
tion, 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 Cor-
ral 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 locat-
ed next to the driver's license office 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.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion,
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until.7:30 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-1191.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the
Wal-Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to
show a car you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car
owners while you listen to the great oldies music.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next
to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information,
contact Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group that will
meet starting at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for and ill family member
is welcome to join us. The group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held in the Hospice of Okee-
chobee office, 411 S.E. Fourth St. Free care for your loved ones is
available at Dunklin Assisted Living/Day Care at 407 N.W. Second
Ave; For information, call (863) 467-2321.


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Courtesy photo

Looking Back ...
This photo was taken of Okeechobee resident Howard
Cook while he was in artillery training in England in
1942. His patrol was being taught how to use the can-
nons and prepare for war. Do you have any old photos of
the Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens? If so,
bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W.
17th St., and we can copy them while you wait. Or, you
can e-mail the photo and information about the photo to
okeenews@okeechobee.com.



Community Events

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

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

Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools need the help of the community and
are seeking tax deductible donations to help rebuild their play-
ground 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 Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Preven-
tion. 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 serv-
ing 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 dis-
cuss programs and needs of the children 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. Par-
rott 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 looking for a volunteer to become the director
and a board member of The.Clothes Closet. The volunteer
should communicate well with the public and should be able
to seek support from city and county officials, business execu-
tives and other organizations. Work days and hours are flexi-
ble. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.







AGRICULTURE 5


The Okeechobee News, Sunday, June 19,2005


By Chuck Woods
GAINESVILLE After a quar-
ter-century fight against three
invasive insects from South Amer-
ica, University of Florida
researchers are declaring victory
against the pests that caused, $94
million in damage to turf and pas-
tures each year.,
The successful battle against
mole crickets is a prime example
of how biological control agents
can be used to manage pests
without conventional pesticides,
said Howard Frank, a professor of
entomology at UF's Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences.
He said the release of three
beneficial organisms wasps,
nematodes and flies imported
from South America that attack
mole crickets has reduced mole
cricket populations in the
Gainesville area by 95 percent,
and the control is spreading
throughout Florida.
"Reductions increased during
the past 12 years as populations
of the introduced natural enemies
increased and began to have a
spectacular effect on the mole
cricket pests," said Frank, who
has coordinated the mole cricket
research program since 1985.
Frank said four species of mole
crickets are found in Florida:
northern, short-winged, southern
and tawny.
The northern mole cricket,
which is indigenous to the state, is
not closely related to the three
South American invaders, and it is
not troublesome because native
wasp and nematode species in
Florida keep it under control.
Unfortunately, the three invasive
mole cricket species are not
affected by native wasps and
nematodes in Florida, he said.
Accidentally introduced to the
southeastern United States more
than 75 years ago, the pest mole
crickets first became a problem
for Florida vegetable growers and
were poorly controlled with
arsenic baits. The invasive pests
became a nuisance again in the
1970s when the Environmental
Protection Agency banned chlor-
dane and similar pesticides..
"When the three invasive
mole crickets left their natural
enemies behind, there was noth-
ing to stop their population boom
here," Frank said. "These pest
mole crickets, which tunnel into
the ground and feed on plant
roots, are now found from North
Carolina to Texas, and they con-
tinue to spread north and west."
Of the three, the taWdy, mole
cricket is the most destructive,
eating grass roots in Florida pas-
tures and turf as well as the roots
of tomatoes, cabbages, eggplants
and bell pepper seedlings, Frank
said.
He said the pest crickets have a
real affinity for Bahiagrass, Flori-
da's most common pasture grass,
which covers more than 2.5 mil-
lion of the state's 35 million acres.
Like the pest crickets, Bahiagrass
was imported from South Ameri-
ca, and it provides the insects with
an almost endless food source.
They also eat Bermudagrass on
Florida golf courses.
"Early research on the three
invasive pests showed how mole
crickets, like moles, burrow into
soil around plant roots and pre-
vent them from absorbing water,"
Frank said. "We also realized that
permanent control of these pests
could only be achieved with a
classical biological control pro-
gram, and we began looking for
natural enemies in South Ameri-
ca."

A beneficial wasp
In Brazil, researchers found a
native wasp (Larra bicolor) that
attacks the pest mole crickets.
After the Brazilian wasp stings the
pest mole cricket and lays an egg,
the wasp grub (larva) begins
feeding on the mole cricket and
kills it within two weeks.


Howard Frank (left) and Tom Walker, professors of entomol-
ogy at the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agri-
cultural Sciences, check a trap used to monitor mole cricket
populations near Gainesville. Frank said the mole cricket
catches started to fall about three years after the beneficial
biological control agents were released. By the early 2000s,


the numbers of mole cricket
than they were in the 1980s.
In 1981-1983, the Brazilian
wasp was released at several
South Florida locations, but it did
not thrive and failed to provide
effective control of the pest mole
crickets.
Undaunted, UF researchers
found a tougher strain of the
same wasp in the higher eleva-
tions of Bolivia, releasing it in the
Gainesville area during 1988 and
1989. It attacks all three pest mole
cricket species, but does not
threaten Florida's native northern
mole cricket.
"By late 1993, it was evident
that the Bolivian strain of the
wasp had become established,",
Frank said. "Four years later, the
population had spread at least 20
miles east and west of Gainesville.
By 2002, it seems to have spread
135 miles northwest and perhaps
as far south. In time, it is likely to
occupy all of Florida."

A beneficial
nematode
Next stop in the battle against
the mole cricket invasion was
Uruguay where a parasitic nema-
tode a tiny, worm-like animal-
was found and brought to Florida
for mass-rearing and release.
"While other mole cricket nat-
ural enemies live above ground,
nematodes dwell in the soil
where mole crickets do most of'
their damage that's the real
advantage of this parasite," said
Grover Smart, a professor of
nematology who brought the
nematode to Florida in 1985. "The
Snematode does not affect Flori-
da's native northern mole crick-
ets, but it does attack all three
invasive mole cricket pests."
Once the parasitic nematode
(Steinernema scapterisci) enters
the body of a mole cricket to
mature and reproduce, it kills the
cricket within 48 hours, Smart
said. Young nematodes emerge
from the dead cricket about a
week later to seek new hosts.
Once infected, mole crickets can
spread the nematode to new


pests were 95 percent lower

areas b\ flinrTg, crawling or bur-
rowing '
: Between 1989 and 1992, scien-
Susits working on the mole cricket
research program released more
than 16 billion nematodes in 21
Florida counties. "We just don't
see a lot of mole crickets anymore
in areas where we have released
this parasite," Smart said..
UF holds three patents on the
organism, which is now available
commercially as a biopesticide
marketed as Nematac-S by Micro-
Bio, a biotech firm owned by
Becker Underwood Inc. in Ames
Iowa.
'If trie ineriatode has not,
spread to your land, it will e\e ntu-
ally get there," Frank said. "If you
want to speed up its arrival, apply
the biopesticide. It will kill a large
portion of your pest mole crickets
year after year."

A beneficial fly
The third effective biocontrol
is a beneficial fly, from Brazil
(Ormia depleta) that is attracted
to two species of the pest mole
crickets by the sounds they make.
"Like little guided missiles, the
flies home in on singing crickets
and lay their larvae on or near the
singer," Frank said. "The larvae
burrow into the crickets and feed,
killing the host within a week."
He said the mole cricket
research program found and
reared the Brazilian fly, releasing a
few hundred flies in Gainesville
and Bradenton in 1988. Between
1989 and 1992, researchers
released more than 10,000 flies
across the state in cooperation
with golf courses and the Florida
Turf Grass Association. By 1994,
the fly had spread to 38 of Flori-
da's 67 counties, but the tropical
insect does not seem to survive
permanently north, of the Orlando
area.
"In counties where the fly is
established, surveys show signifi-
cantly less damage by pest mole
crickets on golf courses," Frank
said.


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lacking. Quality was mostly aver-
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mostly fleshy. Don't forget we
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"and. 12.! Howard Tyson of
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Okeechobee with a high of
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Team Florida finished a grueling three-day tournament With a
total combined weight of 356.8 Ibs. of Okeechobee large-
mouths to take the Southern Division championship of the
Citgo BASS Federation tournament that was held this past
week at Okee-Tantie Marina.


The Okeechobee News, Sunday, June 19, 2005


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Nelson Walker of the South Carolina team won the individual
championship at the Citgo BASS Federation Southern Divi-
sional Championship.


Lane leads Team Florida to victory


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By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Bobby Lane of Lakeland led the
12-angler members of Team Flori-
da to victory Friday at the Citgo
BASS Federation Southern divi-
sional championships held at
Okee-Tantie Marina. Lane's 51.3
lbs. cumulative total was part of the
356.8 lbs. brought to the scale by
Team Florida to give them the vic-
tory. Other members of the win-
ning team who will share the
$22,134 first place check were
Kevin Oleen of Destin, Ben
Broughton of Day, David Givens of
Hernando, Dave Thomas of Win-
ter Park, Rick Toney of Lithia, Jerald
Heidgerken of Tavares, Jerry
Shawver II of Jacksonville, Ray-
mond Trudeau of St. Cloud, Mike
Weig of Jacksonville, Richard Held
of Lake Worth and David Mock of
Tallahassee.
Team Florida led the tourna-
ment going into the third and final
day of competition fighting off a
tough Alabama' team that brought
335.13 lbs. to the scale.


The top five teams finished in
the following order: (1) Florida-
356.8 lbs.; (2) Alabama-335.13 lbs.;
(3) Tennessee-332.12 lbs.; (4)
South Carolina-332.4 lbs. and (5)
Georgia-307.10 lbs.
North Carolina finished in sixth
place, with Kentucky taking home
seventh.
In addition to team competi-
tion, the anglers were vying for
seven places on the Southern Divi-
sion team that will move on to the
Federation National Championship
in 2006. The eventual winner of
that championship will then com-
pete against six other winners in
the Bassmaster Classic in 2006.
In individual competition Nel-
son Walker of South Carolina blew
the competition away with a three-
day total of 66.8 lbs. securing him a
spot on the team. The other
anglers making this team were
Bobby Lane, Fla.-51.3 lbs.; Gary
Thompson, Ga.-45.1 lbs.; Steve
Blocker, Tenn.-43.5 lbs.; Greg Vin-
son, Ala.-42.14 lbs.; Bob Lowen,
Ky.-32.1 lbs. and Michael Williams,
N.C.-32.1 lbs.


Sports Briefs


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.
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
byvarsity 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
Warner 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 current 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 Kristen Barker at
(863) 697-6073.
Hours announced
for community pool
The Okeechobee Sports
Complex swimming pool hours
of operation are: May 3 June 1,
Tuesday Friday from 4 until 7
p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. until
5 p.m.; Sunday from 1 until 5
p.m.; June 2 Aug. 7, Tuesday -
Saturday from 12:30 until 6:30
p.m., Sunday from I until 5 p.m.,
Tuesday and Thursday evenings
from 7 until 9 p.m. (family night
swim); Aug. 8 Oct. 30; Tuesday
through Friday from 4 until 7
p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. until
5 p.m., Sunday from 1 until 5
p.m. The pool is not open during
school hours. When school is in
session the pool is used for phys-
ical education and other school-
related activities. For informa-
tion, contact the pool office at
(863) 467-7667.


Bobby Lane of Lakeland led the Florida team to victory with
a three-day total of 51.3 Ibs. of bass. Lane went on to become
the reserve individual champion of this important tournament
in BASS Federation fishing.

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For being our keynote speaker at this years
Lincolrr Day dinner.
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BASSET HOUND, Very ma-
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Dr. Call to ID.
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Great wikids. Housebroken.
updated shols. 863)447-0965

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kids, needs room to run
(863)634-1501
Free to good home: 6 mos.
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(863)467-8038
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rmix puppies, 1 male, 1 fe-
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Free to good homes.
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assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
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References
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Housekeeping Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Activity Aid
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


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

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


DRIVERS
Small Company with Well
Maintained Equipment is
looking for: Experienced,
SQualified, Hardworking
Drivers.'Must have: Class
A License and be willing to
work 5 1/2 days.
Choice of work area from:
Orlando south or Longer
Trips to north Florida/
South Georgia. Perma-
nent work with a variety
of loads.
Call (863)763-6606
Exp. Mature Teachers Need-
ed, Building Blocks Child-
care, F/T & P/T positions
avail., great working environ-
ment, pay, & benefits.
(863)467-5000

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 driver's license.
Annual starting salary: $30K
for qualified applicants.
863-357-0852


BusinesIs


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


HEAVY
EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR
TRAINING FOR
EMPLOYMENT


Bulldozers, Backhoes
Loaders, Dump Trucks
Graders, Scrapers
Excavators
Next Class: July 11th
National Certification
Financial Assistance
Job Placement
800-383-7364
Associated Training Services
www.atsn-schools,comn
MAINTENANCE PERSON
All around maintenance
person to 4o lawns,
wash trucks etc.
863-467-1717
Do not call after 3:30 RM.
MECHANIC
Experienced Diesel Mechanic
For Heavy Equipment
Drug Test Required
Call DICKERSON
772-429-4440
M/F/V/D EOE
RV SALES
GROWING RV DEALERSHIP
Now hiring sales people
Paid training & salary to start
Apply in Person
Travel Easy RV
4299 Hwy 441 South
Okeechobee, Fl34974
SCALEHOUSE OPERATOR
Must be computer literate,
Positive attitude
Drug Test Required
Call DICKERSON
772-429-4448
M/F/V/D. 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
SMALL ENGINE MECHANIC
Person with tools preferred
Salary Negotiable
aiilTom (863)634-2737
* ,. WANTED
ROUTE DRIVER
Van provided,
Area Established. No overnite,
Send Resume or Info to:
RO. BOX 1361
Okeechobee, Fl34973



OKEECHOBEE.HEALTHY
START COALITION
is searching for Childbirth
Educators. Applicants must
have State and National Cer-
tification. Bi-Lingual pre-
ferred. Contact Carol Staley,
(863)462-5877
Part Time Secretary, 20 hrs.
weekly, strong computer
exp., $10,800 annual salary,
benefits. Apply at http://peo-
plefirst.myflorida.com
RESIDENT INSPECTOR
P/T construction inspector
needed for CDBG grant-funded
project in Moore Haven.
Construction & utility linework
experience a must. Mittauer &
Assoc. (904)278-0030

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


READING A
NEWSPAPER...
makes you a more Informed
and interesting person, No
wonder newspaper readers
aoro more successful

Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 4 10
Child Care Offered4l15
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



NATURAL VITAMINS
MINERALS HERBS
HEALTH PRODUCTS
AROMATHERAPY
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243


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


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


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

Opportunities Now Open in these Areas:






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

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


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


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


Entry Level Human Services Position
Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc. is seeking entry level Juvenile
Justice Counselors for our programs in Ft. Pierce and Okeechobee
Florida. This is a great opportunity to make a lasting positive difference
in the lives of youth. We are seeking enthusiastic, high-energy people
looking for career potential in the human services field. Please visit our
website at www.eckerd.org for information about the organization and
the youth we serve. Fax resume and cover letter to Renee Hibbler @
(727)442-5911 or apply online for immediate consideration.
High school diploma or equivalent required, Bachelors Degree
preferred. M/F/D/V. Minorities encouraged to apply. 1st, 2nd & 3rd
shifts available. Excellent benefits package starting DAY ONE!!


DUMP TRUCK DRIVER
CDL (A or B).
Expedrience a must.
(772)464-2582


How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell it
in the classified.


information sheet at the Circulation office
107 S.W. 17th St., Suite D, Okeechobee, FL.
Call Janet Madray at 863-763-3134 Ext. 233


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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials5410
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer!Video 580
Crafs/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, ULimns & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.'
Supplies t25
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps., Lights 6-40
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies.'
Equipment 665
Pets/'Supplies.-
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740





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


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- 19 cu. ft.,
Frostfree, asking $75.
(863)675-0104.
REFRIGERATOR, Whirlpool,
Ig., beige, frost free, x-lg.
freezer, exc. cond., $150.
(863)675-2596
.STOVE & HOOD FAN- Elec-
tric,Brand new. Never used.
$250. (863)763-7950
STOVE, Gas, Frigidaire. White.
.$400 or best offer.
(863)357-3639
WASHER & DRYER, GE,
Heavy Duty. Excellent condi-
tion. $200 for both.
S(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.
ROMANCE BOOKS (70) $14
for all. (863)763-1059



ROOF PANES (4) Foam Insu-
lated. 3'6"W x 25'L. $720 for
all, will sep. (863)357-3439


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- Bpl 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:[ .O IJ
will sep. (863)467-8050
RUBY RED STEM WARE- as-
sorted sizes, asking $50.
(863)467-8050.


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



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


ANTIQUE COUCH ,
circa late 1800's, needs some
work $15'0 (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
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.
SOFA, Sleeper- Solid Leather
Great : .i',,Ji $1 50.
(863)467-2930
TABLE. & 4 CHAif: .. irmillu
style, pecan, -tn:1 Iroriirn.i
$100,(863)357-4532:
WATEflBID-" King'Size, mo-
tion free, mattress, liner and
heater. $50.
(863)357-4463.


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The most important

20 minutes of your day

is the time spent reading

with your child from

birth to age nine.


CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063. ,
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


SHOTGUN 410- double barrel,
good condition, $375.
(863)467-1761.
TARGET PISTOL- .C57 Mag-
num, 6 shot, Western Style,
$350. (863)467-1761.


ROOF CARRIER: For '-.J'i,,,
Hard. 15 cu. ft.SGoa. ,-i3 ,1: -
tion. $75 (863)610-0732


HOSPITAL BED- Invacare,
electric, new matt, plus air
matt w/pump incid. $900
neg. (863)655-3436.
WHEEL CHAIR LIFT, dual mo-
tors for vans, like new, ask-
ing $1500. (863)357-8788
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PIANO, Gul Bransen, real ivory
keys, perfect'tuning, $600 or
best offer (863)467-6693 or
(863)634-1636
PIANO, Pennington, Upright.
$400. (863)467-5438



COMPUTER CHAIR: Perfect
: -1 ri 11t 11-1, $ 2 0
(863)763-1059


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
lJu,-: ''ir i _'5. Cash only.

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, Solid
White (F), 1 yr. old & Black &
White (M) 3 yrs. old. $500
both, will sep. 863)610-9812


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HUGE PHOTOS
Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliotts Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
Call. 863-763-5553



BATHTUB & SINK
From travel trailer $20 for both
(863)675-8760



JACUZZI, 6 Person. Good
condition w/cover.
$1500 863-634-5943



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



SEW MACH TABLE- portable,
1 drawer, legs can be re-
moved for-transporting,
2'4x8 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 or a 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
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
Elliott's Pawn
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products i10
Farm M;scellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.'
Services Wanted P30
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 255
Poultry,'Supplies 8 60
Seeds. Plants,'
Flowers 865




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



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


BUCK SKIN APPALOOSA,
Great personality. Experi-
enced rider. $3000 or best
offer. (863)357-3325
MARE, 5 yrs. old. Not broke,
14.3 Hands. $500
(863)763-3631
MARE, Quarter Horse, 10
years old. Runs barrels. Kid
safe. $1500 (863)763-3631
REGISTERED HORSE SALE
Saturday, June 25th
Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center
0 w11 00 ,i.i T3c4k'

Consinnments Welcome



Saddle. Veach. .'Ei-,
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SPOTTED WALKER FILLIE
2 y Io ull, gr6en uiOkl, ivei
sweet, $1500.
(863)843-2495.
THOROUGHBRED GELDING-
11 yr old, black w/ white
face, papers, $1800.
(863)467-92.12,



TOP SOIL, $1.25 cu. yd.
Loaded on your truck or
can arrange hauling
@ your expense. 3 mis. 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



OKEECHOBEE- Cottage, on
the water, W/D, lawn main-
tained, (863)467-0723.



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


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos,.'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property .
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



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

CAN I AFFORD IT?
WHAT ABOUT MY CREDIT?
For Mortgage Questions
Call Paul 561-723-7610
friendlymortgage.com

OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, CBS
Waterfront, lake access, sea
wall, desirable residential
community near golf course,
Lg backyard w/cypress
trees, appliances incid, new
roof, clean & well main-
tained. (863)467-1270.


ANCIENT OAKS RV RESORT-
Lot 3, Block 7, asking
$23,500, (772)334-2217.
DIXIE RANCH ACRES- (3) V1
acre lots, $60K for 1st &
2nd, $70K for 3rd.
(863)467-6399.
LOT FOR SALE:
Basswood Estates
Approx. 1/4 acre. $26,500.
By owner. (407)973-6503



LOOKING FOR DRY LAND

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


Mobile Homes



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




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



OKEECHOBEE- in town, 2/1,
Screen porch, W/D, incld
water, sewer, trash, lawn
maint, $650 + sec.,
(863)634-4777/467-8005.
WATERFRONT 2br, 2ba, w/
addition & 1br, 1ba in-law
suite $1250 mo, 1st, last&
sec. Pets upon approval.
(77?)418-0018

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FLEETWOOD '99, 3/2 w/2 Car
Garage & fpl. &,many extras.
on 3 large. lots, fenced back-
yd. Must see. 863-447-0965
OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2 BR,
60'x12', Screen porch, Car-
port & Shed. Close to lake.
(863)763-0240






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



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

READING A
NEWSPAPER SAVES
TIME BY HELPING YOU


PLAN YOUR TIME
WtSELY I


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.


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.
CROSS COUNTY RV 1988, 37
Ft. Good condition. A real buy
at $4900. & 23 Ft. RV $1500
Not Licensed for Florida. Will
deliver. Further info call Terry
(561)310-6611 Lake Worth
M/H CAR TOWING HITCH-
Honda, '2000 $100.
.(863)675-8168
RV 23' not licensed for road
in FL. Located in Lake Worth
will del. to Okeechobee.
$1500 (561)310-6611 Terry



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



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
HMC '92, 35', ltd. ed., Gillig
chassis, 3208 CAT, all the
extras, int. redone, $49,900,
incl. Roadmaster tow pkg.
(863)763-0165



ATV 400 Polaris
Excellent shape $2500.
(863)801-1666
BOMBADEER.DS650 Baja,
'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. 8e n.je, new
tires, gi:oii o ,ncoiIIur, $1100
or best offer (863)673-8741


Automobiles


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Automobiles 40CL5
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 40C30
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4(i45
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 40&0
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CADILLAC DeVille- '88,
Champagne, 91M, Runs &
looks great. $2500. or best
offer 863-990-6398 aft 5pm
CADILLAC ELDORADO 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
FORD TAURUS, '87 no air,
auto, new tires, low miles,
rebuilt mtr, new batt, $700
neg. (863)763-6396
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, A/C, Looks
& Runs great. $1500 or best
offer. (772)461-2629
TOYOTA TERCEL 1983,
4 cyl. Gas saver. Very clean
car. $900 or best offer.
(863)675-2598 Lv msg



FORD EXPLORER SPORT '97,


4X4, Loaded, 2 Dr., Needs
motor work. $2500
(863)634-4104


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 w/mounting rails.
$250. (772)285-8405


TIRE, Brand New Michelin &
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


CHEVY Z71- '94, 1/2 Ton, 4x4
Ext cab'350, auto, $2500.
(863)412-2504
DODGE 250 RAM 1981: 318
engine, 130K. Has electrical
short. $500 (863)763-5392
FORD 1986, 308, V8, 4x4,
manual shift. $1500
(863)763-5392
FORD F150 '98- 4x4, great
condition, $8000.
(863)228-3692.
FORD F150 P/U 1989, Needs
motor. $1200
(863)634-4104
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/fibergalss canopy,
$1000, (863)697-3004.


CHEVY S-10 1992, Good con-
dition, needs repair. $2000
Call Jewel @
(863)751-1358

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HUNTING PACKAGE $8500
Jeep '88, Cobra trir, tripod, 2
htrs, 2 tree stands, climber.
Call Natalia (954)304-4915


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.


Public Notices

VIThiI4A,

Public Notice '.,il)
State Public
Legal Notice 5500



NOTICE OF FORFEITURE COMPLAINT
On March 31. 2005, in Okeechobee
SFlorida the Sheriff seized and
,] r Thousand Nine Hundred Six-
ty-Three Dollars, ($5,963.00) m Unit-
ed States Currency and One Black
Yamoto 4-Wheeler, VIN NO.
WINXCDZ3250A00229. A complaint
will be fired in the Circuit Court in
Okeechobee County, Florida.

(941)763-3117
62183 ON 6/12,19/05



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thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 30, Public Records of Okeechobee County,
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may not be removed before the survey is complete.
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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED
ZONING RECLASSIFICATION:
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning
Board on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commission Meeting
Room. Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, FoIn-



Lot 20, WHISPERING PINES, according to the plat thereof recorded in Pl at Book 3,
Page 25, Public Records of Okeechobee County. Florida


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At the Movies
The following movies are now
'showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
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 pm. 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
at2,4:15, 7and9 p.m.
Theatre III "The Longest Yard"
.(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and
7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W. 30th Terrace. You can invite
up to 20 friends to join you for a
wildlife adventure tour, hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to make.
For information on cost and reser-
vations, call (863) 763-4630.

VA vans are
running daily
Okeechobee County has
increased the days the VA vans
transport veterans to the West
Palm Beach VA Medical. Center.
The VA vans are now running
Monday through Friday. All vet-
erans needing a ride to the VA
Medical Center should call the
County Veterans Service Officer
at (863) 763-8124, several days
ahead of time and provide
name, last four of social security
number, date and time of
appointment and whether a
wheelchair/scooter lift is need-
ed. All appointments must be
before noon. If there are any
questions, please contact Betsy
Grinslade, the county veterans'
service officer.


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BIG LAKE HOSPICE focuses on you and your loved ones. It is about living with
dignity and in comfort. BIG LAKE HOSPICE offers you choices:
Outstanding High Quality Patient Care and Personalized Family Support
'* Your choice of other hometown healthcare providers that you want
A variety of settings: home care, residential care, assisted living or in-patient care


e* Access to multiple Hospice services and res
Coordination of social services
Grief and spiritual counseling
Hometown caring care givers

If you have questions about your choices
for hospice care and services, please call
Linda Creech at (863) 763-0707 or come
to our offices .at 309 NW 5th Street,
Okeechobee.


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Treasure Coast Dermatology

Specializing in the Treatment of Skin Cancer
Mohs Surgery Diseases of Skin, Hair & Nails *

Tim loannides, M.D. and Rick Romagosa, M.D.
are pleased to welcome
Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., PhD


Board CeMrtfIedf
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221-3330,
448 SE Osceola St.


to Treasure Coast Dermatology,
and announce the opening of their new office:

Okeechobee
863-467-9555
1924 US Highway 441, N.
in addition to


Fort Pierce
464-6464
1801 South 23rd St., #5


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of the
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for Mohs Surgery


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