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Okeechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 173


Wednesday, June 22, 2005


50N Plus tax


Briefs

Boil water
notice canceled
The Okeechobee Utility
Authority (OUA) announces
that the June 17 precautionary
boil water notice has been can-
celed.
The notice was for the area
bounded on the south by State
Road 70, east by CSX Railroad,
north by N.W. 36th Street and
on the west by U.S. 98.
The notice was canceled
following the repair of the
water main; its flushing and
disinfection; and, the satisfac-
tory completion of the bacteri-
ological survey showing that
the water is safe to drink. '
For information, call Roy
Reno at the surface water treat-
ment plant at (863) 763-3239.

Be wary of
standing water
Due to the recent heavy
rains, the Okeechobee County
Health Department is urging
residents to stay clear of stand-
ing water due to its possible
interactions with septic tanks
or sewer systems.
For information, contact
the health department at
(863) 462-5805.

Inside

Serena Williams
wins first round
WIMBLEDON, England -
French Open winner Justine
Henin-Hardenne ran out of
comebacks Tuesday and lost in
the first round at Wimbledon.
The Belgian became the
firsi Roland Garros women's
champion since 1962 to lose
her opening match at Wimble-
don when she was beaten by
Eleni Daniilidou of Greece, 7-6
(8), 2-6,7-5.
Seeded seventh, Henin-
Hardenne won the second set
to pull even, erased a 4-2 deficit
in the final set to reach 4-all,
then overcame two match
points in the 10th game for 5-
all. But she double-faulted
twice in the final game, includ-
ing on the last point when her
weary serve clipped the net
cord.
Two-time champion Serena
Williams, playing her first
match since May 11, won the
final five games to beat fellow
American Angela Haynes 6-7
(12), 6-4,6-2.
Sports, Page 5

Drought Index
Current: 56
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.42 feet


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

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Comics . . .11
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ........ .12
Obituaries .........3.
Opinion . . .4
Speak Out . . .4
Sports . . . .5
TV . . . .13
Weather . . .2
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Sewer backs up into duplexes


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
In addition to causing exten-
sive street flooding, Monday's
torrential rains overloaded
Okeechobee Utility Authority's
(OUA) sewer system.
Stormwater overloaded
OUA's lift station at S.E. Sixth
Avenue and S.E. Seventh Street
and caused the sewer to back
up in several houses, according
to OUA Executive Director L.C.
Fortner. He said that OUA hired
a professional cleaning service
to clean up the houses.
Mr. Fortner said that tank
trucks were used to haul the


excess stormwater to the treat-
ment plant.
At midmorning on Tuesday, a
portable pump was operating at
the lift station. Mr. Fortner said
this pufip was backing up the
lift station's pump and had been
used off and on since the back-
up.
Mr. Fortner said problem
arose because the sewer system
couldn't handle the volume of
water. He said the recent expan-
sion of the system into Treasure
Island and Taylor Creek Isles has
placed a larger load on the sys-
tem and left less room for
stormwater.
The lift station that backed


up serves the Taylor Creek Isles
area that was recently added to
the system.
To alleviate this problem, Mr.
Fortner added that there was a
design for a new lift station with
a larger capacity and that his
crews were looking for leaks
where stormwater could get
into the system.
Tommy Hoover, who owns
eight duplex units on S.E. Fourth
and S.E. Fifth streets, said that
the sewer backed up in all of his
duplexes. In two of them, the
backup was worse and there
was damage to the furnishings.
See Sewer Page 2


Unusual sight: A visitor from the deep


Staff pholo/Lorna Jablonski
Mario Rodriguez was in shock when he discovered this 6-foot shark on the northern
shore of Lake Okeechobee after the storm Monday afternoon.

6-ft. shark found at Lock 7


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
A lot of debris has washed
up on the banks of Lake Okee-
chobee over the years. Resi-
dents are used to seeing demol-
ished boats, garbage, dead
crappie and even a few alliga-
tors. But what was found on the
bank of the lake Monday after-
noon following a severe thun-
derstorm has the fishing com-
munity buzzing.
Local resident Mario
Rodriguez drove over the dyke
to Lock 7 to see what damage
had occurred due to the after-
noon thfinderstorm.
"I went to the lake following
the storm to see if any damage
had occurred and saw what I
thought was a shark at the edge
of the water. I walked over for a
better look and sure enough, it
was a shark," he explained. "I
called the newspaper right
away but no one really believed
me. I wouldn't have believed
someone calling about a shark
in the lake either."
Local Florida Fish & Wildlife


Conversation Commission
(FWC) officer Jason Godwin
was contacted about the find.
Officer Godwin explained that
there had been reports in the
past of sharks being spotted in
Lake Okeechobee but that
FWC has never gotten pictures
of any.
"Bull sharks can live for a
while in fresh water. They swim
in from the Atlantic Ocean
through the St. Lucie Canal or
from the Caloosahatchee
River," he said. "A lot of rain and
running water draws them into
the canals. Then they follow the
freshwater runoff into the lake.
We see snook and tarpon out
there all the time. I came across
a large school of tarpon just last
week."
According to local tackle
shops, there have been sharks
sighted at Port Mayaca. The St.
Lucie Waterway runs from the
Atlantic Ocean on the east coast
of Florida into Lake Okee-
chobee at Port Mayaca. The
Caloosahatchee River runs
from the Gulf of Mexico at Fort
Myers on the west coast of


Florida into Lake Okeechobee
at Moore Haven.
Professional guide Captain.
Dave Mahon of Port Charlotte
has been fishing Lake Okee-
chobee since 1988.
"I've seen a number of man-
atees, snook, tarpons and
schools of mullet while fishing
the lake. The last time I saw a
manatee was around the first of
the year. It was eating hydrilla at
the Monkey Box," he said. "I've
caught a lot of snook, but I've
never seen any type of shark."
Local professional bass
guide Larry Wright has been
fishing Lake Okeechobee for
many years, but has never seen
a shark in the lake.
"I see snook and tarpon all
the time they are common.
But I've never seen a shark,"
said Mr. Wright.
The bull shark is found close
to shore and is the only shark
that can live for a short time in
fresh water, frequenting estuar-
ies, rivers and lakes. They have
been found up to 1,750 miles
See Shark-- Page 2


Staff photo/Pete Gawda
This Okeechobee Utility Authority lift station at S.E. Sixth
Avenue and S.E. Seventh Street became overloaded with
stormwater from Monday's torrential rains, and caused a
sewer backup that affected several houses.


County ponders


LDR changes


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Board of County Commission-
ers held a public hearing Mon-
day night to discuss proposed
changes to the county's land
development regulations
(LDR).
Building Official Bill Royce
explained that many of the pro-
posed changes stem from
changes in the comprehensive
plan.
One of .the proposed
changes would treat lots five
acres in size or less in agricul-
ture zones similar to residential
single.family-estates and allow
only residential single-family


dwellings, manufactured
homes and other structures that
are permitted in residential sin-
gle family-estate zones.
One of the major changes
limits residential general zoned
property to five housing units
per acre. Currently, residential
general may support up to 18
units per acre.
Under the proposal, any
housing development over five
units per acre would require a
special exception. This change
would help regulate the density
of housing developments.
Under the amendments,
only horses and cows with
certain restrictions would be
See LDR Page 2


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By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
It almost goes without saying
that an important element in
forecasting severe weather is
getting timely, accurate informa-
tion about current weather situ-
ations.
Mike Turner of the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) said that
volunteer weather spotters are
needed in Okeechobee. He said
there are enough observers near
Lake Okeechobee, but more
people are needed to report
severe weather in other areas of
the county.
NOAA will supply volunteers
with a working brochure that
lists everything needed to deter-
mine if a weather event is severe
and how to report it. The


brochure states that severe
weather reports are vital to the
National Weather Service
(NWS), even hours or days after
an event has occurred. The time
and exact location of the event is
to be included when reporting.
The NWS defines a severe
thunderstorm as one that pro-
duces hail that is three-quarters
of an inch in diameter or larger,
winds at or above 58 mph (50
knots), and/or a tornado. Dam-
age reports should also be
included, the brochure states.
Severe events that should be
reported as soon as possible
include the following:
A tornado on the ground. If
the funnel extends more than
halfway from cloud base to the
ground or water, or if dirt and
See Weather Page 2


Residents in Pine Ridge Park suddenly had waterfront property after Monday afternoon's
severe storm. Three Inches of rain In only two days caused flooding throughout the coun-
ty and the latest forecast calls for more showers for the next several days.


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debris are seen on the ground
underneath the funnel, the event
should be reported as a tornado.
A spotter may not see the funnel
on the ground but is to look for
dust or debris'under a funnel or
wall cloud. Power flashes at night
may indicate a tornado.
S* Funnel clouds: look for
organized, sustained rotation.
o Wall clouds: should be per-
sistent (tens of minutes) and
organized; rotating wall clouds
are extremely dangerous.
-. Storm damage should be
reported immediately.
Flooding should be reported
when it blocks streets, roads or
0* a m highways; report flooding that is a
threat to life or property; report
excessive rainfall (more than one
inch per hour).
Damaging winds should be
.- .. reported if they are measured or
estimated by a trained spotter at
.. 58 mph or more; if trees or large
limbs are blown down or uproot-
ed; if power lines and signs are
blown down. Reportable wind
damage also includes roof dam-
age; windows broken by the
'wind; structural damage to a busi-
ness, house, barn or shed, etc.;
radio tower or large antennas
blown down; and campers and
mobile homes damaged or
destroyed.
Large hail should be report-
ed when it is three-fourths of an
inch in diameter-ori.larger (about
dime sizelI; windows or wind-
shields that were broken by hail;
.. -roofs or house siding damaged by
-- hail.


Staying safe while mobile spotting/chasing
The best way to stay out of from any thunderstorm. Light- If you are driving in rain"-and southeast side of the storm
danger is to have a clear idea of ning strikes can occur many encounter hail that increases in (unless the storm is moving in
the storm's structure and its miles away from the main pre- size, stop, back up and go the that direction). Again, you must
movement. You cannot safely cipitation area. Spotters on hill- other way. NEVER drive through know which way the storm is
view a storm without knowing. tops make an easy target for the core of a storm! moving! If you see a tornado and
where it may be going. lightning. Tornadoes are not the only it appears to be stationary, it may
Mobile spotters should travel When stopped to view a threat from a severe thunder- be either standing still, moving
in teams if it at all possible. storm, keep your head on a storm. Winds in excess of 100 away from you or moving direct-
ALWAYS have an escape route swivel. Tornadoes can form in mph and large hail can cause ly toward you.
available. Never drive into rising many places besides under a serious damage, injuries and For more information about
waters, especially if you don't rotating wall cloud. Check the even death, becoming a trained weather
know how deep they are. skies around and above you fre- The safest place to view a tor- spotter, call Mr. Turner at 800-
Lightning is a deadly threat quently. nado is USUALLY on the east or 683-4468.


The brochure tells how volun-
teers should make a report and
says it is best for reports to go
through a central point for relay to
NWS. "This may be the Sheriff's
office, police department, emer-
gency management office, etc.
Ask them to relay your report to
the NWS in Melbourne."
According to the brochure,
amateur radio reports should be
relayed through the appropriate
net to the NWS station. Reports
can be made via email at
sr.mlb.stormreport@noaa.gov.
Individual spotters and those with
no other options should call the
NWS direct at 800-683-4468.
Weather spotters are cau-
tioned to remember safety first.
"Your safety is more important
than your report," the brochure
reads. They are also asked to keep
their report brief because others
may be trying to report at the
same time. Spotters should identi-
fy themselves as a trained storm
spotter, give their exact locations,
and tell what was seen including
the time and other vital informa-


tion.
The brochure gave this report
example: "My name is Jane Doe
and I'm Volusia City weather spot-
ter number 24. I am receiving
quarter-size hail at this time. The
hail is covering the ground and
has been falling for about five
minutes."
NOAA Weather Radio (NWR)
is explained in the brochure.
NWR broadcasts NWS forecasts,
warnings and more 24 hours a
day. "For around $40 you can own
a special weather radio that gives
you instant access to valuable
weather information....During
hazardous weather conditions,
NWR is a lifeline for critical
weather information. Routine
programming is interrupted
when severe weather threatens
so that the latest watches, warn-
ings and statements may be
broadcast immediately."
The Melbourne NWS office is
responsible for the operation of
four NWR transmitters in East
Central Florida. Station locations
are KIH-26, Daytona Beach


162.400 Mhz; KIH-63, Orlando
162.475 Mhz; WXJ-70 Melbourne
162.550 Mhz; and WWF-69 Fort
Pierce 162.425 Mhz.
NWS stresses advance plan-
ning for severe weather and says
that people should conduct peri-
odic drills to be sure of getting to a
shelter quickly. Severe weather
safety rules are listed in the
brochure as follows:
Tornado/severe thunder-
storm: At home or work seek
underground shelter (basement
or storm cellar). If that is not pos-
sible, take cover in the center part
of the building. Stay away from
windows and doors. Use pillows
and blankets to shield your head
and body from flying debris.
Office buildings/shopping
centers: Go to the lowest floor
and move to an interior room or
hallway away from doors and
windows. Avoid wide, free-span
roofs.
Schools/churches: Follow
advance plans and move to a des-
ignated shelter area, usually an
interior hallway on the lowest


floor. Evacuate portable class-
rooms and go to a more sturdy
structure. Stay out of auditoriums,
gymnasiums and other structures
with wide, free-span roofs.
Mobile homes are especially
vulnerable. Move to a sturdy
building. Do not use your car or
try to outrun a tornado. Seek
shelter in a ditch or culvert.
Automobiles: In open coun-
try, you may be able to drive
away from the tornado if you are
certain about the location and
motion of the tornado, and if the
local road network allows. In
urban areas or when escape is
not possible, leave your vehicle
and get into a reinforced build-
ing. If no buildings are available
and AS A LAST RESORT, leave
your vehicle, get away from it and
other vehicles, and seek shelter in
culvert, ditch or other low spot
(that is not flooded).
Wherever you seek shelter,
try to make as small a target as
possible and shield your head
and upper body from flying
debris.


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great white. a bull shark, but a nurse shark.
Continued From Page 1 But, there are several ques- "We've had this type of thing
up the Mississippi River in the tions surrounding the Lake Okee- happen before. It was probably
United States and 2,500 miles up chobee shark. No one can be brought over from the coast and
the Amazon River in Peru. It is the sure how this shark actually got dumped by the lake," he stated.
only shark that has been found in to where it was found on the Until the questions are
both fresh and salt water. shore of the lake. There is also a answered and the mystery is
question as to exactly what type solved, it will remain the Lake
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On Tuesday morning, he was
running fans and dehumidifiers
in the duplexes in an effort to dry
them out.
Mr. Hoover had no estimate of
the monetary extent of damages.
George Long, OUA board
member and county administra-
tor, said this is one of .the things
you see when manholes are
under water. He attributed the
backup to heavy rainfall in a
short time.
The same lift station failed on
March 19 due to an electrical
equipment failure causing the
sewer to back up in a house on
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future land use classifications of
conservation 1, conservation 2,
resort corridor and rural estate.
The proposed changes would
amend permitted principal uses
and accessory uses in several dis-
tricts.
One amendment would estab-
lish minimum lot size for creation
of new lots when public water
and sewer are not both available.
The amendments clarify defini-
tions of commercial, heavy com-
mercial, neighborhood commer-
cial 2 and neighborhood
coiiiinercial-1.
Restriction would be placed on
flag lots those landlocked lots


that have a narrow extension link-
ing them to a paved road.
Another provision would
require paved driveways for new
construction.
In new subdivisions, all utilities
would be underground.
There is a new definition of
accessory structures and build-
ings that would limit the types of
structures people can legally place
in their yards.
Before adopting the proposed
amendments, commissioners will
hold a second public hearing at 9
a.m. on Thursday, July 14.


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Teachers may.


slight students


with exotic names


By Cathy Keen
GAINESVILLE What's in a
name? Quite a lot for black stu-
dents with exotic names who do
not make the grade in school
and are often overlooked by gift-
ed programs, a new University of
Florida study finds.
Da'Quan or Damarcus, for
example, are more likely-, to
score lower on reading and
mathematics tests and are less
likely to meet teacher expecta-
tions and be, referred to gifted
programs than their siblings
with more common names such
as Dwayne, said David Figlio, a
UF economist who, did the
research;
"This study suggests that the
names parents give their chil-
dren play an important role in
explaining why African-Ameri-.
can families on average, do
worse because African-Ameri-
can families are more inclined
than whites or Hispanics to give
their children names that are
associated with low socio-eco-
nomic status," Figlio said.
Such boys and girls suffer in
terms of the quality of attention
and instruction they get in the
classroom because. teachers
expect less from children with
names that sound like they were
given by parents with lower edu-
cation levels, and these lower
expectations become a self-ful-
filling prophecy, he said. .
When you see a particular
name, like David or Catherine,
you internalize it in a different
way than a name such as
LaQuisha," said Figlio, whose.
findings appear in a .working
paper for theNational Bureau of
Economic Research. "And it
could be that teachers start to
make inferernceS about a stu-
dent's paiernt, the parent's edu-
cation level and the parents'
commitment to their children's
education based onr the names,
the parents give ltheni children."
To measure a name's socio-
economic status, Figlio studied
birth certilicaer d:ita to deter-
mine the.nmo-t fre4uenit namei-e
attributes giveji.b\ rrnithers \ ho
were high school diopottt.. Most
commonly, these carries began
with certain pr_-eixes, such as
"lo,` "ta," and "qua." They.
ended A ith certain suffixes, such
as "isha" and "ious," included an
apostrophe o0 W'ere particularly,
long, with several low-Irequenco
consonants, and \\ere given,
overwhelmingly by poorly edu
caled black wonen, he said
Using information on 55,0-16
children hornm 24.298 flarnilies
with two or mor_ children
enrolled in a large Florida school
district Irom l994-'i5 through
2000-0.11, Figlio studied national
reading and mathematics test
scores and grade Iranscripts to
determine who % as promoted
'to the next grade or referred to
gifted programs. Comparing
pairs of siblings. .Figlio found
teachers treat children within the


same family differently depend-
ing on whether their name con-
noted low socio-economic sta-
tus, resulting in discrepancies in
academic performance.
A boy named Damarcus, for
example, was 2 percent less like-
ly than his brother Dwayne to be
referred to a gifted program,
even with identical test scores,
he said.
"The black-white test score
gap has been a persistent issue
in American education for
decades, despite the fact that
African-Americans and white
children are receiving increas-
ingly similar education," he said.
"Our study shows that names
are partly to explain for this
gap.'
Although giving a child name
associated with low socio-eco-
nomic status accounts for only
about 15 percent of the black-
white test score gap, this is a
more significant amount than
the effect of dramatic reduc-
tions in class size found in other
studies, teachers' years of expe-
rience or whether teachers have
bachelor's or master's degrees,
Figlio said.
The opposite results were
found with Asian names, said
Figlio, who presented his paper
to the American Economic Asso-
ciation in Philadelphia in Janu-
ary. Students with Asian sound-
ing names were more likely to
be recommended for gifted pro-
grams than siblings withcom-
mon American names and simi-
lar test scores, he said.,
Names are important
because they can reveal a par-
ent's' educational level and
parental aspirations, and help to
mold a person's identity, becom--
ing information that people use
in forming expectations about a
child, Figlio said. "On one level
people are aware of this because
the No.2 segment'of the book
sales market is baby name
books, after Bibles,",he said.
In the African nation of
Ghana, people recognize the
power ,of names and, take ih t
choice away fiom parents alto-
gether. Figlio said. Children.
teceiee one of only seven b'-:'vs'
or girls' names, depending on
the day.of the week they were
born, he said.
David Autor, an economics
professor at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, said
Figlio's research is provocative
and persuasive.
"While other prominent
researchers have argued that
children who are given exotic
names do not suffer for their par-
ent's choice, it.is hard to dismiss
the finding that even among sib-
ling pairs, children with exotic
names fare \\orse in school and
aie less likely, to be classified as
bright .and gifted," Autor said.
"'This suggests that value-neutral
cultural choices, such as baby
name, rnay have important eco-
nomic consequences."


Obituaries

Alvin Bluford Childs Arthur H.Webb


Alvin Blulord Childs, age 51, of
Okeechobee, died Sunday, June
19, 2005 at Raulerson Hospital. He
was born Dec. 29, 195.3 in Cairo,.
Ga. Mr. Childs had been a resident
of Okeechobee for 25 years. He
served in the LU.S. Armn and \\as an
LPN by trade. He \\as ot tile Baptist
faith.
Survivors include: his beloved
wife of 20 years. Andrea Childs of
Okeechobee; two daughters, .Ash-
ley and Allissa Childs of Okee-
chobee; mother, Mary Childs of
Okeechobee; brother, Michael
Childs of Woodland Hills, Calif ; sis-
ter, Gail (Robi Meyers of Partdand;
most beloved granddaughter, .Alex-
is Childs of Okeechobee and a host
of nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held
at a later date.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


Aithur H. Webb. age 60, of
Okeechobee, died Thursday, June
16,200M5. He was born Sept. 9, 1944
in Daytona Beach Mr. Webb had
been a resident of Okeechobee foi
20 years. He served in the U S.
Marines during the Vietnam War.
-Hel was preceded in death b\
his father, Arthur M. Webb.
Survivors include: his mother,
Ruth McClelland of Okeechobee;
stepmother, Mae Webb of Lake
Worth; son, Joey and daughter,
Patricia \Webb, both of New Jerse\:
two grandchildren; brothers. Larry
Webb of Lake Worth and Bill
McClelland of Okeechobee; sisters,
Johnni Reiss of Okeechobee, Janet
Church of Stuart, Julie Webb and
Sherrie Webb of Lake Worth; and
stepsister, Patricia Dodson of Boyn-
ton Beach.
There will be no visitation or
services
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


SStaff photo/D. Hamilton

Volunteer building
Board of Directors Chair, Frank'Irby; Hospice of Okee-
chobee CEO, Lisa Blackman; Hospice Chaplain,
Lynne. Schwartz; and Hospice Community Outreach
Social Worker, Theresa Davis, were on hand for the
official groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, June
20, for the new Hospice of Okeechobee volunteer
building, Hospice of Okeechobee who has .been serv-
ing the local community since 1983 will be ,able to
occupy the new building sometime in ,July. Funding
for the building was made available through a grant'
trom the Florida Hurricane Relief Func, established by
Governor Jeb Bush and managed by the Florida Vol-
unteer Foundation.


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Community Events

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
Friday, 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
Volunteer House located at the corner of S.E. Fourth Street and
Third Avenue. All proceeds benefit patient care in Okeechobee.

Amateur Radio Club hosts field day
The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will be sponsoring field
activities on June 25 and 26 at the Okeechobee Emergency Opera-
tions Center (EOC), 499 N.W. Fifth Ave. The activities will,being at
1800 universal coordinated time, 2 p.m. local time on June 25, and
will continue until 2100 universal coordinated time or 6 p.m. local
time on June 26. Field day is an opportunity for the amateur com-
munity to practice the skills required for emergency communica-
tions under the adverse conditions that may occur if we have a hur-
ricane, as well as -have some fun and spend time with friends.
Anyone interested in amateur radio and would like to see and/or
use amateur equipment is welcome to stop by during.these. For
information, contact Harry Robbins at (863) 467-7454.

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 courseton 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 DayAdventist Church, 412 N \\. Sixth St, w\\ill Iold
a Space Mission Bible Camp June 26-30, from 6 untl-8 p.m. For
information, call Carolyn Douglas at (863) 357-3680.

Wildlife center hosts summer camp
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation Center %will host its annual sum-
mer camp during the month of June. This wildlife education camp
is open to campers ages 8-12. The next session will be June 27-July
1. The camp will be open trom 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The cost is $100
per camper. Campers will learn about wildlife and the environ-
ment. There will be a day devoted to survival in the wild. Florida
Wildlife Conservation officers Kevin Losee and Sean Smith will
teach the young campers how to survive in the wilderness. There
will also be daily crafts, one large take-home craft, ice cream par-
ties, and a field trip to River Woods which includes a pontoon boat
ride. Since enrollment is limited, it is important to sign up as soon
as possible. For information contact Sue Arnold at (863.) 763-4630.

Guardian ad Litem training offered
You can be the difference to a child in need. The Guardian ad
Litem program will be training volunteers from Okeechobee, Indi-
an River, St. Lucie and Martin counties to represent the best interest
of abused, abandoned and neglected children in court. This meet-
ing will be June 27-30 and July 1 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the
South County Annex, St. Lucie West Courthouse, 250 N.W. Country
Club Drive, Port St. Lucie, on the second floor meeting. For infor-
mation, 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, 111 IS. Parrott Ave..
in Okeechobee The meeting is to seek help to organize eenrts for
the upcoming class reunion in October. For information, call Kim
(Riley) Hargra\ es at (863) 634-6322.





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Looking Back ...
This photo shows Caso's Restaurant under construction in 1950. The restaurant was located on South Parrott Avenue
and was just recently torn down for the Pritchards and Associates Insurance building. This photo also appears in the
1993 book titled "Strolling Down Country Roads" by Twila Valentine and Betty Chandler Williamson. 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.
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Letter to the Editor

Disgruntled taxpayer 'waterfront in Okeechobee Coun-
ty and so few boat ramps ih ,'t we
I am writing this as an open let- don't need Taylor Creek?
ter to the county commissioners Have you ever sat in your truck
of Okeechobee County to express for a long time waiting to put your
my.dismay and disappointment boat out during season?.Well, I
over their lack of foresight once have. With Okeechobee's contin-
again on the behalf of this-county. ued growth, that is a situation that
I do not understand why they will only get worse.
would drop the ball on the pur- I feel utterly betrayed by our
chase of the Taylor Creek boat county government for letting this
ramp and water frontage. How potential asset get away from us
could we let that property slip and into the private sector.
through our hands and into pri- As taxpayers,-we paid for that
vate ownership? area and nowwe are to be denied
It is my understanding that the access.
property was offered to the coun- Thanks for letting me vent.
ty by the state for $585,000, and .A truly disgruntled taxpayer
we said no! -
We have so many miles of Jean Collier

Upcoming Events

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. II will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1,600'
S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863)
763-1191.
Lakeside Crulse'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 panicipate. For inlormaiion. contact
Randy or Laiese Maycumber at (8631 467-0359

Thursday
Tantle Quilters meets every ThUrsday-from 9 am. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical Societry Museum on U.S 98 N. For information call Margaret
Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Crinst of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,.
SIGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death'Index and
military information available. For information, call (863): 7636510 or
(863) 467-5261.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p m. at Vil-
lage Square Restaurant, 301 W South Park SI. All Kiwanis and the public
are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley atl (8631 467-0985
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6 30 p m at
the Uniled Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel al. (863) 763-4923, for
information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellow-
ship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third
Ave. Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-
6257 '
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is-open for
blood donations from 9 a.m until 5 p m For information, call (863)-467-
9360
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly suppon groups lor women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive rela-
tionships The support groups are at 6 p.m For information call (863i
763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or
(863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group for parents who have lost a child will meet at 7
p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Churcn. 312
N. Parrott Ave For information, call Siephanie at (863) 763-2893 days, or
(863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone thai might need this
group, please pass the word.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One
Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St.. in Okeechobee. Representatives will be
available from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Gun-Owners of Okeechobee meet at 7 p.m. at the American Legion,
501 S.E. Second St. Anyone interested is invited For information. con-
tact Merv Waldron at (863) 467-5744 or Dan Fennell at 1863) 467-9461.
Ongoing Careglver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thurs-
day at 2 p.m. Any one who is caring for and ill family member is welcome
to join us. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, Information and
Ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S E. Fourth St. For Infor-
mation, call (863) 467-2321.

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church. 200 N.W Second St. The public is invited. All
persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see wnat we are
all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St It will be 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.
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 55
for members and $6 for guests For information. call Fran at (86 382-
6978 or Juana at (863) 471-9795. 1


Community Events

Church will host sports camp
The Cornerstone Baptist Church, 18387 U.S. 441 N., will be
having a Sports Camp June 22-23 from 9 until 11:30 a.m. For infor-
mation or to sign up, call Pa-tof Terry Moore at (863) 634-7922. -

Church will host revival
The Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 Parrott Ave., will host a
revival June 22-24 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 Churchi, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., invites all
children kindergarten through sixth grades to attend their vacation
Bible school June 22-24 from 5 until 8:15 p.m. The school will cre-
ate a furt and exciting safari atmosphere where children will have
.a great time singing, watching skits, creative crafts, playing games
and getting to know God through prayer. A parent seminar enti-
tied Making Your Children Mind WithoutLosing Yous'swillalso be
offered. For information, call (863) 763-0550.

Oakview hosting Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W.32nd St., will host a vacation
Bible school June 22-24, from 6 until 9 p.m. The school will be
titled "Ramblin' Road Trip" a trip across America to learn how
to make right choices. It will be for ages 3 through adult. Registra-
tion kick-off will be Saturday, June 18', from 9 until 11:30 a.m. and
will include games, crafts, food, fun and fellowship. For informa-
tion, call the church at (863) 763-1699.

Early Learning Coalition to meet
The monthly business meeting of the Early Learning Coalition
of Indian River, .Martin and Okeechobee counties will be held on
Wednesday, June 22, at 1 p.m. in the conference room of the Ft.
Pierce One Stop.'An executive committee meeting will immedi-
ately follow. The One Stop is located just east of IRCC. For infor-
mation, call (863) 462-5792.

Martha's House plans training session
Mai [ha's House will offer eight hours of training on June 22, in
the Sou th 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.

Hope to Cope to host seminar
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 %ith tax credits and or lax refunds that you may be eligible
for but don't know it. The seminar will be held at the bank's loca-
lion at 1409 S. Parrott Ave. beginning at 5:30 p.m. If you are inter-
ested in attending the seminar, please RSVP Debra Kane atl 863)
467-14663. ext. 180-1. Refreshments will be served

Help with utility bill available
A LIHEAP representative will be at the Okeechobee One Stop
Career Center, 207 S.W. Paik St., June 23 and 24 from 9 am. until 3
p.m to discuss help paving your electric bills or help with deposits
and reconnections. This is only for first-time users, elderly, the
handicapped and for families with children under the age of 5. You
will need a picture ID, proof of income, a Social Security card for
ever' one 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
Restaurant 301 W. South Park St. Major agenda items include vot
ing on charitable contributions, planning for the 2006 jamboree
and approval of revised bylaws. Prizes will be given away, and visi-
tors are welcome. For information, call (863) 763-6069.

Book discussion group will meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion Group
will continue to meet at 7 p m. in the Okeechobee Library meet-
ing room Everyone who lives to read and discuss booksis ins vited
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
i863) 357-9980.







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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 22, 2005


Henln-Hardenon upset: Serrna Williams wins
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Red fire.* D m e N r i-
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Reds fire Dave Miley; Narron is interim manager


CINCINNATI- The last-place
Cincinnati Reds fired manager
Dave Miley on Tuesday and pro-
moted bench coach Jerry Nar-
ron to take over on an interirri
basis for the rest of the season.
Pitching coach Don Gullett
also v. as fired. Vern Ruhle will
handle the job fbr the remainder
of the season.


At 27-43, the Reds were 18 1/2
games behind St. Louis in the NL
Central. Cincinnati lost 6-1 at
home to St. .Louis on Monday
night in Miley's last game *
Earlier this month, Reds chief
operating officer John Allen trav-
eled to Denver to meet with
.Miley. Allen called the Reds' per-
formance '.'unacceptable" and


hinted that changes could be
made if there Was no improve-
ment.
The Reds went 5-9 after
Allen's remarks. Cincinnati has
already had four straight below-
.500 years its longest such
streak since 1945-55 and has
not reached the playoffs since
,1995:-


Coming off a 76-86 season in
which injuries to Ken Griffey Jr.
and other players hurt them, the
Reds increased their ,pai roll by
$17 million and started this year
with three straight wins. But a 1-
10 slump that began in late April
dropped them far behind in the
NL Central.


Sports Briefs


Grid conditioning
program under way
Summer, conditioning ses-
sions have begun at Okee-_
chobee High. School for the
Brahman football earn.
The sessions will be from 4
until 6 p.m. on Mondays, Tues-
days, Thursdays and Fridays
throughout the summer. Anyone
intending to try out for the loot-
ball team in the fall should
attend these conditioning ses-
sions.
For information, call the Brah-
man field house at (863) 462-
5050 and leave a message and
an assistant coach will return the
call.
Youth football
sign ups planned
Sign-ups for the new Pop
\\arner 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 cerlificatE,
their most recent report card and
a current physical at registration
The cost of registration will be
$75.
For information contact
James ShockleN at 1,863) 634-
3482, Albion Crowell at 1.863)
697-2576 or Kristen Barker at
1863) 697-6073.
Hours announced
for community pool
The Okeecrobee Sports
Complex swimming pool hours
of operation are: June 2 Aug. 7,
Tuesday Saturday from 12:30
until 6:30 p.m., Sunday from I
until 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thurs-


day evenings from 7 until 9 p.m.
tfamil\ night swim), Aug. S -
Oct. 30: Tuesday through Friday
from 4 until. 7p.m., Saturday
from 10-a.m. until 5 p.m., Sun-
day from I until 5 p.m. The pool
is not open during school hours.
\\hen school is in session the
pool is used for physical educa-
tion and other school-related
activities. For information, con-
tact the pool office' at (863) 467-
7667.


YMShiosting ,:,1..
basketball camp
Yearling Middle School will
'host two separate summer bas-
ketball camps.
The first camp will be June 27
July 1 from 8 a.m. until noon
for second and third grade stu-
.dents, and from I until 5 p.m. for
fourth and fifth grade students.
The second session will be
for.sixth to eighth grade students


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Okeechobee, FL 34973
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8000 HIW. TO~ Okeechobee
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863-357-6006


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




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2105 S. Parrott Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
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DIAMOND FENCE, INC.
m "Quahty i Priceless"
LF Preston Bass
WO Owner
Specializing in
Agricultural Fencing
Barbtd Vire \ in Board. Field
Fence, Barn'., Horse StalJs & More
863-467-1180 (Office)
863-697-8336 (Cell)



215 SW Park Street
863-357-2368
& -Gifts 4
i Bath & Body Products ,
S. Candles & Accessories
Gift Baskets for All Occasions /
Exclusively Offering Village Candles
Custom Gourmet Baskets
FREE Delivery on all baskets.


Maguire's Hauling,
INC.
Demolition i '
Trash Hauling
Land Clearing l I
Site Work i
Grading
Sand Fill Shell Rock
LICENSED & INSURED
Darrell Maguire
863-634-2944 (cell)
or 863-763-3891


Newman Air
Conditioning, Inc.
FAST, RELIABLE SERVICE
"Serving the Okeechobee Area Since 1972"
* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
* Mobile Home Air Conditioning
Specialist
202 N.E. 2nd Street
(behind Eckerds)
763-7073CAC013262


Reich &


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Workers' Compensation. Personal Injury
Social Security Disability Wrongful Death
Palm City Fort Pierce
Port St. Lucie
WestPalmnBeach BocaRaton


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


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Methodist Chlurch
200 NW Second Street
(863) 763-4021
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Construction
Residential/Commercial
Daniel B. Creech Owner
Lic. & Ins. St. Lic. #CBC057343
406 S.W. 2nd St.
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100% Financing Available
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SNEIDER, LLC
Criminal Law
Bankruptcy Law
Immigration Law
200 S.W. 9th Street
Okeechobee, FL.34974
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Living Word
of Faith
1902 S. Parrott Ave.
863-763-6869
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Gospel Church
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Okeechobee Abstract
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Real Estate Closings
Title Insurance
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215 SW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-824-OLAW
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Family -Wills
37 Years Experience
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UOp.n Tuc 3 f 3 1..1 P m
467-6592
3651 S.E. 441 # 6
Treasure Island Plaza

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

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863-763-3100







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(863) 763-6905




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



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State Farm is there."
204 N.E. 3rd Avenue
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Don's
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"Showroom Full
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763-2220
317 WS Park Street
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Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
"Dirt & Stains Disappear"
Edward R. Jones, Owner Est. 1991
467-1809
Cell: 610-0756
Lic. #2178



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.Okeechobee -
763-1699


NEAL S. LONG
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NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION
NEW COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION
Commercial/Residential A/C
Residential & Commercial Additions
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11781 Hwy. 441 SE Okeechobee
863-357-3313
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(863) 763-1994
Time & Temperature
763-0123


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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 22, 2005


L-a
Lacey Renee Dean andTimothy Michael Buxton


Lacey Renee Dean and
Timothy Michael Buxton
Lacey Renee Dean and Timothy
Michael Buxton were joined in
marriage on March 5,2005.
The bride is the daughter of
Richard and Anita Dean of Fort
Pierce.
The groom is the son of Paul
and Marilyn Buxton of Okee-
chobee.
The wedding ceremony was
held at Midway Road Church of
Christ in Fort Pierce, with George
Randolph officiating.
The bride was given away by
her father, Richard Dean.
The church was decorated in
red and ivory roses.
The bride carried a bouquet of
red roses accented with white
doves in memory of her great-
grandmother.


The maid of honor was Melissa
Tedder of Fort Pierce. Bridesmaids
were Ashely Bassford of Ocala and
Jessica Buxton of Okeechobee.
The best man was Tom Orgorz-
elec of Holiday. The groomsmen
were Philip and Matthew Buxton
of Okeechobee.
The flower girl was Morgan
Buxton of Okeechobee the daugh-
ter of Matthew and Jessica Buxton
and the ring bearer was Colton Sur-
renly, the son of Steve and Renee
Surrenly of Fort Pierce,.
Following the ceremony, a
reception was held at Kristi's at
Ocean Village in Fort Pierce.
After a honeymoon in Ireland
the couple is at home in Okee-
chobee.
The groom is employed as a
licensed funeral director with Bux-
ton Funeral Home and Crematory.
The bride is employed with Eck-
erd Youth Development Center.


Courtesy pnoto
Barbershop fundraiser
Just4Kicks invites all barbershoppers and their spouses
and friends to "A Glow without the Show" on Saturday
June 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall at 501
S.E. Second St. for a donation of $10 per person. All pro-
ceeds will go to the barbershop quartet DEFCON4 to help
them get to the international competition in Salt Lake City,
Utah. Just4Kicks Quartet Members (left to right) are:
Tenor Vinnie Morris, Lead Bill Riordan, Bari Charlie Brad-
ham, and Bass John Koepke. 'Benefit Glow Tickets' are
available at the Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce.


Spotlight on Okeechobee


For many years now, there has
been an after graduation party for
the graduation seniors at Stardust
Lanes. The seniors come there
after graduation and bowl, play
games, play cards, eat and win
money and prizes for free! These
things are what our local support-
ers have contributed to the party.
The non-alcoholic Grad-Nite
food committee would like to give
a special thanks to all of the busi-
nesses that donated food and sup-
plies for the 2005-2006 Senior's
Non-Alcoholic Grad-Nite party.
Without all of you, the party
would not have been as successful.
All of the businesses were very
generous and supportive of our
graduation seniors. Thank you very
much for your generosity and sup-
port.


The local contributors were:
441 N. Drive Thru, CJ's Wholesale,
KFC, Pizza Heaven, Winn Dixie,
Arby's, Cross Roads, Lightsey's,
Popeye's, Y-Drive Thru, Barracudas
Sports Gallery, Dan's, McDonalds-
U.S. 441 S.E., Publix, Zippy's, Big 0
Drive Thru, Domino's, Meat
Shoppe, RJ Gators, Bill's Mini Mart,
Donut Connection, Michaels, Rop-
ers, Brahma Bull, EYDC, Mom's
Kitchen, Skips, Burger King,
Gladys, Mosquito Creek, Subway,
Cajun Charlie's, Golden Coral,
OCSD, Taco Bell, Captain D's, Hun-
gry Howies, Okeechobee Correc-
tional, Tri-County, Charlie's Tree &
Lawn Inc, Kahootz, OCPD and
Wendy's.
Thanks again for all your sup-
port
GenaDavis


Courtesy photo/Martha's House
Receiving a donation
Reverend Sally Bull (right) of Okeechobee Presbyter-
ian Church presented a check to Stephanie Locke
(left), executive director of Martha's House. The
monies donated were from a special collection taken
at Pentecost. Both the National PC and the local con-
gregation have designated these gifts for programs
serving children at risk.



Legion has elections


The following were elected
offices of the American Legion
Post #64 on June 14, for the
years 2005-2006:
Commander-Charles T.
Hart, Jr.; 1st Vice Commander-
Dan Fennell; 2nd Vice Com-
mander-Don Kovacs; 3rd Vice
Commander-Harold Eskridge;
Finance Officer-Bruce Enders;
Assistant Finance Officer-John
Rooney; Chaplain-Marjorie
Fortenberry; Assistant Chap-
lain-Don Kovacs; Sergeant at
Arms-George Kuykendall; 1st
Assistant Sergeant at Arms-


John Munger; 2nd Assistant
Sergeant at Arms-Wayne
Fortenberry; 3rd Assistant
Sergeant at Arms-Tom Fox; 3
year Executive Committeeman-
Paul Partridge.
Rotating up to two years
Executive Committeeman-
John Rooney and rotating up to
one year Executive Committee-
man-Bob Pecce. The following
were appointed to their posi-
tions by the Commander: Adju-
tant-Bob Groth; Service Officer-
Don Kovacs and Judge
Advocate-Ken Brewer.


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Ponds Pads Site Work Demolition
1-800-FLA-OAKS
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Interior, Exterior, Soffits,.
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..... TRACTOR
B Branson, Mahindra
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2 Locations to Serve You Better
Okeechobee: 701 N. Parrott Ave.
(863) 467-7500
Alva: 6451 W. SR 80
(863) 674-1111
www.allcoasttractor.com


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LEAF
Irrigation & Landscaping
Tombo Riley
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Sprinkler Systems Landscape Sod
Grade Work All Pump and Well Work
Cell: 863-697-2729
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(863) 763-3127


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RV's Buses Autos.
Heavy Equip. Tractor Trailers
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VWoole's Sheds
FULL INSULATED SHEDS
"We Custom Build To Meet Your Needs"
We Sell Doors & Windows
2570 NW 16th Blvd.
(863) 763-7008
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'26Karns Tractor
f Service
Bushog Style Mowing
Overgrown Lots Mowed
Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)


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Juan Rodriguez
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Okeechobee

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STUMP REMOVAL
No Hole To Fill
Affordable Prices
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763-5582
OR
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34-6115


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PRINTING RUBBER STAMPS MACHINES
FURNITURE COMPUTER SUPPLIES
LEGAL FORMS LAMINATING
OKEECHOBEE
OFFICE SUPPLY &
FURNITURE, INC.

114 S.W. 5TH Avenue
(863) 763-0297
800-741-3360
SHIPPING FREE FAX SERVICE
SERVICE DELIVERY (863) 763-3012


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wholesale
Delivery Available
Public Welcome
1650 Hwy. 70 E.
357-0303
OPEN ON SAT. 8:30A-M. 12:00P.M.
WALK-INS ONLY


Absolute Lawn Care
* Tractor Service Lawen Maintenance
* Land Clearing Landscaping
Bat Wing & Bush Hog Mowing
Rodney Stratton, Owner
863-634-5063
1295 NE 42nd Terrace Okeechobee
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(863) 763-2800


South Florida
Tattoo Company
Open EVERYDAY
L10 a.m. -10 p.m.
www.floridatattoo.com
SWelcome To Your
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00863-824-0828
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Supplies:
Industrial & Agricultural
Janitorial Cleaning Shop
Hardware Paper Products
TRI-CO SUPPLY, INC.
(863) 467-0333
2900 S.W. 3rd Terrace


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TREE SPADE & LANDSCAPE SVC, INC

Fill Boulders Shell
Driveways Culverts
Tree Re-locating & Mitigation
Tree Nursery & Installtions
Dump Truck & Bobcat Work
863-357-3330
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100 NW PARK ST
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 357-2707
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8 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 22, 2005


Moms complete peer counselor program


Sara Drawdy, Diane Gatliff
and Glenda Hardaker recently
completed 20 hours of training
to become Breastfeeding Peer
Counselors for the Okeechobee
County Health Department
Women Infants and Children
(WIC) Clinic. Babies Lila
Drawdy and Macy Gatliff also
attended the classes and
enjoyed getting to know each
other.
The idea at the heart of the
Peer Counselor Program is that
as peers, these mothers have an
ability to help and influence
other breastfeeding mothers
that health professionals may
not have. When the peer coun-
selor encounters a mother and
baby with a problem outside the
realm of normal breastfeeding,
she receives assistance from the
WIC staff or the breastfeeding
mother's health care provider.
The Florida WIC Program is a
public health nutrition program
that promotes breastfeeding to
its clients as the normal, optimal
way of feeding and nurturing
children. The WIC program also
provides nutritious supplemen-
tal foods, nutrition education,
and referrals for health care.
The American Academy of
Pediatrics recommends that
breastfeeding should be aggres-
sively promoted as the preferred
feeding method for all infants
because of the nutritional value
and health benefits of human
milk.
According to research stud-


Taking part in a Peer Counselor Program are
Gatliff, Macy Gatliff, Glenda Hardaker.


ies, breastfed children have
fewer allergies, as well as a
reduced risk of obesity, diabetes,
some childhood cancers, and
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
(crib death). Studies also show
that women who breastfeed
have a decreased risk of breast
and ovarian cancers, anemia,
and osteoporosis. The benefits
of breastfeeding increase with
the degree of exclusivity and
length of continuation of breast-
feeding. For more information
about Florida WIC or for breast-
feeding information contact the
Okeechobee County WIC clinic
at 462-5814 or 462-5824.


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Courtesy photo
(left to right) Sara Drawdy, Lila Drawdy, Diane


Courtesy photo
Babies Lila Drawdy (left) and Macy Gatliff (right) enjoyed get-
ting to know each other while their moms were completing
training to become breastfeeding peer counselors.


EYDC superintendent honored for fellowship


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Courtesy photo/EYDC
Attending the Board Development Conference are (left to
right) EYA President and CEO Karen V. Waddell; Paul
Kirkham, superintendent of Eckerd Youth Development Cen-
ter; and James T. Swann, chairman of EYA's board.


OKEECHOBEE Paul
Kirkham, superintendent of Eck-
erd Youth Development Center
(EYDC), has completed Eckerd
Youth Alternatives' (EYA) Presi-
dential Fellowship. Kirkham,
who joined EYA in 1999 as the
center's assistant superinten-.
dent, was presented with a cer-
tificate by President and CEO
Karen V. Waddell June 9, during
the organization's Board Devel-
opment Conference June 8-10.'
"His support goes beyond his
own program to all arms of our
organization," Waddell said. "He
is such a strong supporter of the
youth in his care, and is commit-
ted to staff and EYA with the
highest degree of integrity."
Kirkham completed a year-
long research project on EYA's


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re-entry model, which helps
youth transition from an EYA
residential program to home
and community.
"I chose to research our re-
entry model's best. practices
because I believe the more we
can do for youth once released,
and while in residential pro-
grams, the better chance the
youth has at succeeding when
returning to his or. her communi-
ty," Kirkham said.
EYDC, located near Lake
Okeechobee and operated by
EYA, is a specialized, residential
facility structured with an
emphasis on positive change for
boys 13-19 years old whose
behaviors have led them to the
Juvenile Justice system.
Privatized under contract


with the state of Florida in 1982,
the center is accredited by the
American Correctional Associa-
tion (ACA). EYDC's accredita-
tion award scored within the top
percentile in the nation for its
ACA standards and was first ACA
accredited in 1985.
Kirkham, a graduate of Indi-
ana State University in Terre
Haute, Ind., earned a bachelor's
degree in music education and a
master's in agency counseling.
He is also a member of the
Okeechobee .County Children
Services Council. In 2000, he
was promoted to superinten-
dent, achieving modeled suc-
cess for his youth program and
leadership qualities.
About EYDC.
Established in 1982 at the for-
mer site for the\Florida School
for boys in Okeechobee, Eckerd
Youth Development Center
offers boys ages 13-19 a struc-
tured, caring environment that
emphasizes positive change to
break the cycle of delinquency.
Eckerd Youth Development Cen-
ter helps approximately 272
troubled males and their fami-
lies each year. .
About EYA
Eckerd Youth Alternatives
(EYA) is one of the nation's lead-
ing providers of services for at-
risk and troubled youth. As a pri-
vate not-for-profit organization,
EYA serves more than 9,900
youth each year. Since 1968,
more than 63,000 young people
have been helped through a
range of 40 residential and com-
munity-based programs: out-


door therapeutic treatme
juvenile justice, ReEntry p


nt,
ro-


grams, and youth foster care,
and early intervention and pre-
vention services. Headquartered
in Clearwater, Fla., Eckerd Youth
Alternatives has 1,400 caring
employees and provides youth
programs in eight states: Florida,
North Carolina, Georgia, Ten-
nessee, Ohio, Vermont, Rhode
Island and New Hampshire. To
learn more, call (727) 461-2990
or visit our Web site at
www.eckerd.org or
http://www.eckerd.org


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After another successful free haircut day, Charles Smythe (left) owner of Chuck's Bar-
ber Shop and Steve Milrot (right) manager of Eddie Accardi Dodge presented Scott
Frasier (center) of Real Life Children's Ranch with a check for $355. Mr. Milrot donated
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Only have 1 hour for lunch? We do that!!

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from 4 p.m. to close.

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The Okeechobee Republican Party thanks:
Florida House of Representatives, District 79

Frank Attkisson
For being our keynote speaker at this years
Lincoln Day dinner.
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At the Movies ,


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
1ll.
Movie times for Friday, June
17, through Thursday, June 23,
are as follows:
Theatre I "Mr. and Mrs.
Smith" (PG-13) Showtimes: Fri-
day at 7 and 9:10 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:10
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2,4:30, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Theatre II "Batman" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre Ill "Herbie Fully
Loaded" (PG) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage a middle or
high school student to reach his or
her full potential and become a vol-
unteer mentor for the President's
Challenge to SOAR/Take Stock in
Children Scholarship program. It's
a proven life-changing program
that provides four-year college
scholarships to deserving sixth and
ninth graders in local communi-
ties. The mentor meets with the
student one hour per week at
his/her school. Volunteer opportu-
nities are available in Indian River,
Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee
counties. Please call the Indian
River Community College Founda-
tion at (772) 462-4786.
Halfway House
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work with
our adolescent boys. If you have
any free time or talents you would
like to share, call Ed Wimes..at
(863) 357-0047..";
Consumer credit
counseling offered
If debt threatens you, talk with
your creditors about developing a
revised payment schedule or call
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice for a free and confidential
appointment. For information, call
(561) 434-2544 or (800) 330-2227.
Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library, on the corner of north-
west Second Street and Second
Avenue. Entertain or educate your-
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Christ-
ian romances and 575 videos. Pre-.
pare a paper on comparative reli-
gion, a book report, programs for
men, women or children, a craft
project or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem, the same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we can
and do preview our media. Cur-
rently, the library is staffed Sunday,
from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.,
and Wednesday evening from 6
until 8 p.m. Contact Doris Entry at
(863) 763-4021.
Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult basic
education/GED and English as a
second language classes at these
locations: Dixon Hendry Center,
2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., English as
second language classes, Monday
and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until
noon, adult basic education/GED,
Monday through Thursday from 8
a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8
a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole Reser-
vation, Brighton, Adults basic edu-
cation/GED, Tuesday and Thursday
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church
at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, Eng-
lish as a second language, Tuesday
and Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.;
One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St., adult
basic education/GED, Monday
through Thursday, from 7 a.m.


until noon; El Centro Santa Fe, 115
S.W. Fifth Ave., Citizenship class,
Thursday, from 6:30 until 9 p.m.;
Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W
23 Lane, adult basic
education/GED and English as a
second language classes, Monday
through Thursday, from 6 until 9
p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725
S.E. Eighth St., English as a second
language classes, Tuesday and
Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.; and,
Sacred Heart Catholic Church; 70:1
S.W. Sixth St., English as a second
language, Tuesday and Thursday
from 7 until 9 p.m.


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Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


BASSET HOUND, Very ma-
ture, male, found Eagle Bay
Dr. Call to ID.
(863)634-2665
BLACK LAB MIX- large, male,
vicinity of Hwy 70 West
(863)697-2513.
BLACK PUPPY, Approx. 3
months old. Found near ABC
Liqueur on Hwy. 70E.
(863)467-5469
TOOLS- found,
(863)467-0145.
Young Female Cat Recently
Spayed. Okeetantie Area.
Call to identify.
(863)697-2265


COCKER SPANIEL- 11 yr old,
Male, Blind. Neutered
(863)357-4710 or
61-385-2624 Reward
LOST: cat, gray tiger, w/white
chest & white paws, male,
neutered, vic. of Four Sea-
sons. (863)763-2692


AFFENPINCHER- for adop-
tion, toy .female, to senior
home only, (863)983-6537.
Black Mouth Cur Mix Pup-
pies, Males & Females, 6
weeks old. Free to good
homes. (863)357-2638
BLUE HEALER, Male, 6 years
old. Free to good home.
Good w/children. Needs big
yard. (863)763-7075
FREE-KITTENS, to good home
. only, part real Lynx, some
bobtails. (863)467-7922
FREE TO GOOD HOME, mixed
breed, small breed puppies,
3 females, 2 males.
(863)357-1956
KING SIZE BED-platform, no
mattress, good condition,
FREE. (863)675-7926.
PITBULL/CHIHUAHUA MIX
POPPIES, 2/2 mo. old. Free to
good home. (863)467-4702
PIT/CURR PUPPIES (4) 6
weeks old. Free to good
home. (863)675-2844
ROTTWEILER MIX, Male, 1
year old. Free to good home.
(863)357-2494
SHARPEI/CURR MIX, 11/2 yrs.
old & 6 mo.'s old. Free to
good loving home only.
(863)357-6139


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yrs OR 200K miles OTR.
Need stable work history
and clean MVR. High Earn-
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and matching 401K. CON-
TACT Susan at
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Days & possible Nights.
Must have Valid
Drivers License.
Call Mon-Fri 8:30-3:30-
(813)467-2982
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Benefits for Experienced
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Benefits Available. Apply @
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2595 NW 8th Street

Exp. Mature Teachers Need-
ed, Building Blocks Child-
care, F/T & P/T positions
avail., great working environ-
ment, pay, & benefits.
(863)467-5000
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Computer required.
(800)873-0345 ext #300.
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863-357-2150.
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No wonder newspaper
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

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



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Pharmaceutical Services
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Outside Sales Consultant.
The right applicant will:
Be enthusiastic
Be inquisitive
Be service-oriented.
Be highly motivated
Be a self-managed individual
Be well organized
Preferably have previous sales experience
Be a good team player
Be able to handle pressure
Have computer skills
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment
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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medical and Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
-Training Program

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


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


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Full Time. (Fri., Sat., Mon., Tues., Wed.)
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assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
References
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Potential for advancement
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employees are trusted and empowered
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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


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


COOK
FT 3-5 years exp.
Successful candidates
will be familiar with a vari-
ety of practices and
preparations in institution-
al cooking. Must be a
team player and have a
positive attitude. Comp.
Salary & Excellent
Benefits. Visit us: 1201 S.
Main Street; Belle Glade,
FL 33430 or fax: 561-993-
5627

PHARMACIST
Come Join Us For An
Exciting Future... Friendly
work environment and
relaxing commute... only
30 minutes west of
Wellington. Glades
General Hospital seeks a
dynamic Clinical
Pharmacist to join our
team. FT. with weekend
rotation. Successful can-
didates will possess, cur-
rent FL License, min. 2
yrs. hospital exp.,, exp.
with pharmacokinetics,
renal adjustment, MUE,
unit inspections & clinical
services, excellent
comm., customer service
& computer skills.
1201 S. Main St
Belle Glade, FL
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HELP WANTED: Sod Farm
Foreman/Mechanic. Located
in Kenansville. Transporta-
tion required. 863-634-7455


Local Construction Company
Looking for person
EXPERIENCED in framing,
roofing, carpentry, drywall,
painting & trim work.
Class D license required.
863-357-1804
Local Construction Company
needs Foreman, Carpenters
& Laborers ASAR
Top Pay. Must have own
transportation. Call Shaun
@ (863)634-7428 or
Justin @ (863) 634-7281


Looking for Someone
Exp'd For Concrete
Block & Flatwork.
Must have driver's license.
Annual starting salary: $30K
for qualified applicants.
863-357-0852

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


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


Now hiring qualified drivers
for OTR positions. Food
grade tanker, No
hazmat. No pumps. Great
Benefits, Competitive Pay
and new equipment.
Need 2 years OTR experi-
ence. Call Bynum Transport
for your opportunity today;
(800)741-7950.
SCALEHOUSE OPERATOR
Must be computer literate,
Positive attitude
Drug Test Required
Call DICKERSON
772-429-4448
M/F/V/D. EOE
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome. Miami
area- exp. req. 21 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351
SMALL ENGINE MECHANIC
Person with tools preferred
Salary Negotiable
Call Tom (863)634-2737
WANTED
ROUTE DRIVER
Van provided,
Area Established.'No overnite,
Send Resume or Info to:
PO. BOX 1361
Okeechobee,Fl 34973



DUALCERTIFIED WATER
WASTE WATER OPERATOR
3 days per week
Okeechobee Package
Plant Route
(772)215-8965

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


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

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




#1 CASH COWl 90 Vending
Machine units/You OK Loca-
tions Entire Business
$10,670 Hurry!
(800)836-3464 #B02428.
$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005! Nev-
er Repay! For per:,n-iai biiS,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)856-9591 Ext #113.
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chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
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come assembling CD cases
from any location. No Expe-
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(800)267-3944 ext 175
www.easywork-great-
pay.com.
Professional Vending Route
and Equipment. Brand name
products, all sizes. Financing
available w/$7,500 Down.
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(B02002-37).
PROFIT NOW! With Your own
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ness Full Training/Support
Complete Business System
CURB APPEAL USA, INC.
(800)710-2872 Distributors
Needed! (Se Habla Espanol).


$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005! Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)785-6360 Ext #75.
FREE $$ CASH $$ GRANTS!
For 2005. Never repay. For
Personal Bills! Home buying!
School! New Business!
$5,000-$500,000. Live Op-
erators! (800)860-2187 Ext
#116.
TOP DOLLAR CASH PAID.
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Notes. Old or New. Residen-
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Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
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Medical Services435


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



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


iSpecial Notic


BUILDING SALE! "Rock Bot-
tom Prices!" 20x30 Now
$2900. 30x40 $5170.
40x50 $8380. 40x60
$10,700. 50x100 $15,244.
Others. Ends/accessories
optional. "Priced to Sell!"
Pioneer (800)668-5422.



METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
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


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num, 6 shot, Western Style,
$350. (863)467-1761.



HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
STATIONARY EXERCISE BIKE
Pro Form, Tailwind.II$50
(863)612-0046


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


PowerChair, Golden Alante,
like new, $1000 or best of-
fer. (863)610-1055


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



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


PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliott's Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553


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 9 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps.'Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets. Supplies.'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Spolrting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
To s & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 7-10




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


HALL TREE- Oak, with bench.
Umbrella holder & hat
hooks. $1200.
(772)489-6837
OLD TIME CHESS GAME
on metal stand $25
(302)467-7659


ELECTRIC STOVE- GE, 3 top
burners working, $15.
(863)467-0987.
MAGIC CHEF- Frost Free.
$100. (863)763-7989
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.
STOVE & HOOD FAN- Elec-
tric,Brand new. Never used.
$250. (863)763-7950
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.
WASHER
Kenmore, works good $50
(863)467-6434



MAGAZINES-1 box of assort-
ed titles. $50 for all.
(863)467-0987.
ROMANCE BOOKS (70) $14
for all. (863)763-1059


HOOVER VACUUM- Empower,
almost new, excellent condi-
tion. $95. (863)467-2112
RAINBOW CLEANING MA-
CHINE- With all attachments.
Works fine. $200.
(863)675-4557 After 5pm


WANTED: FL ART
A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
-la y ;., ',


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


Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & '86 Michael Jordan
Card, $1500 for all. Call
(863)763-8943
FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL &
BASEBALL CARD
COLLECTION: i c.0 I i ,
Call (863)763-8943
PORCH ROCKER- Old, Alumi-
num & wood. With redwood
finish. $15. '." i, ...12, ',
QUILTS, 2 Beautiful, Hand
Painted & Hand Made. 1 of
Birds & 1 of Butterflies. $500
will sep. (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




CREATIVE MEMORIES- Al-
bums & more. $100. will
separate. 863-634-5038


ANTIQUE COUCH
circa late 1800's, needs some
work $150 (772)418-0018
BOXSPRING & MATTRESS
Very Good Condition $50
(863)675-0969
BUNK BED, wooden, with built
in drawers & desk, $550.
(863)634-2937
BUNKBED
Full futon bottom, twin top,
black metal frame $100
(863)467-6434
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 W/MATTlEESS;,
white, good condition, $54.-
(863)467.7170
DINING ROOM CHAIRS (4)
Light oak, good condition $75
(863)675-8760
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.
MATTRESS AND BOX-
SPRING- Serta, King size,
$150. (863)227-6210.
RATTAN FURNITURE SET: 14
pcs. Too many items to list.
Like new. $1000 for all, or
best offer. (863)357-3723
ROCKER/RECLINER- very
good condition, $30 or best
offer. (863)673-3334.
SOFA BED- floral pattern on
light beige background, like
new, $350. (863)763-6342.
SOFA, Chair, Coffee Table &
glass top table, $250.
(863)635-4478
SOFA, Sleeper- Solid Leather
Great condition $150.
(863)467-2930
WATERBED- King size, Every-
thing included. No head-
board. Great condition.
$100. (863)763-6909.
WATERBED- King Size, mo-
tion free, mattress, liner and
heater. $50.
(863)357-4463.



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, 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- 057 Mag-


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$400. (863)467-5438
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needs tunirn asking S150.




COMPUTER CHAIR: Perfect
condition. S20
(863)763-1059


BULLDOG PUP- Male, no pa-
pers. $200. (863)634-7108
GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS-
AKC reg., 5-males, Ready
June 9th $325. Cash only.
(863)357-3026
JACK RUSSEL PUPPIES, 2
Males, 1 Female. 5 wks. old.
Call Alice @ (863)357-3528
leave message.
JACK RUSSELL PUPS- shots
& wormed, $200.
(863)673-5370.
RED HEALER PUPPY
Full blooded, no papers $100
call anytime (863)697-3346
SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPS
3 Males. 1st shots
& wormed. S200.
863-610-9812/763-2749
SIBERIAN HUSKY PUPS
3 Males, 1st shots
& wormed. $200.
863-610-9812/763-2749


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



BATHTUB & SINK
From travel trailer $20 for both
(863)675-8760
TOILETS New, standard size,
never used, $50 each.
(863)227-6210.



JACUZZI, 6 Person. Good
condition w/cover.
$1000 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,
24x8 walnut $75
(863)467-7404.



POOL TABLE- 4x8, needs new
liner, includes sticks, balls,
$150. (863)675-4912 leave
message.
POOL TABLE- 8' regulation,
cranberry cloth, ss sides,
accessories included, $1000
neg. (239)770-8488.



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


CHAIN SAW- McCullach, new
in box, never used $110,
(863)763-6342
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 S500.
Firm. (863) 697-1702
863-467-4041


PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553

Agriculture I



Christmas Trees 7415
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 82E
Farm Supplies.'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 825
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 415
Lawn & Garden 850
Li',estock 855
Poultry. Supplies 860
Seeds. Plants '
Flowers 865




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

Farm

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


BUCK SKIN APPALOOSA,
Great ,.,e :,iihy 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
Saddle, Veach, western,
161/2 in. seat, 3 mos. old,
$1500. 863-467-2104 or
772-341-3707



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
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. (863)357-6202
SNAPPER RIDING MOWER-
Runs good $500.
(863)675-4557 After 5pm

Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos.'
Towndhouses 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




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.


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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 Inspection 060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
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.


OKEECHOBEE- Vacant Com-
mercial/Industrial 200'x315'
In City limits. Call Don
863-610-0139/634-2562


ANCIENT OAKS RV RESORT-
Lot 3, Block 7, asking
$23,500, (772)334-2217.
DIXIE RANCH ACRES- (3) /V2
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



BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. MUST SEE THE BEAUTI-
FUL PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS
OF WESTERN NC MOUN-
TAINS. Homes, Cabins,
Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.
East Alabama Mountain Prop-
erty For Sale.One hour west
of Atlanta in Piedmont, AL
Great for enjoyment or in-
v e s t m e n t.
15-acres-$54,250.00 512-a
cres-$1,485,000.00 More
information Call Gary
McCurdy (256)239-8001.
GEORGIA COAST- Large
wooded access, marshfront
& golf course homesites.
Gated with tennis, kayaking,
& canoeing. Limited
availability- mid $70's & up.
Call today (877)266-7376.
Grand Openingl Lakefront
Acreage from $69,900.
Spectacular new waterfront
community on one of the
largest & cleanest mountain
lakes in America! Large, es-
tate-size parcels, gentle
slope to water, gorgeous
woods, panoramic views.
Paved roads, county water,
utilities. Low financing. Call
now (800)564-5092x198.
NC MOUNTAIN PROPERTY,
Gated community with pri-
vate river and lake access.
Swim, fish, hike. From
$20,000 to $70,000. Perfect
for log cabin.
(800)699-1289 or www.ridv-
erbendlakelure.com.


LAKEFRONT BARGAINS Start-
ing at $89,900. Gorgeous
lakefront parcels. Gently
sloping, pristine shoreline,
spectacular views. Across
from national forest on
35,000 acre recreational
lake in East Tenn. Paved
roads, underground utilities,
central water, sewer, Excel-
lent financing. Call now
S800)704-3145 ext 617,
unset Bay, LLC.
NEW MEXICO-20 Acres
$34,900. Scenic region,
views, canyons, trees, roll-
ing hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunt-
ing, hiking, horses, great
climate. Power, great ac-
cess. 100% Financing. Call
{877)822-LAND!
Tennessee Lake Property
from $24,900! 6-1/2 Acre
lot $59,900. 27 Acre Lake
Estate $124,900. Lake Par-
cel and Cabin Package
Available $64,900.
(866)770-5263 ext 8 for de-
tails.
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town, .

Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lcts 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, incid'
water, sewer, trash, lawn
maint, $650 + sec.,
(863)634-4777/467-8005.


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



OKEECHOBEE- Nice 2 BR,
60'x12', Screen porch, Car-
port & Shed. Close to lake.
(863)763-0240
TAYLOR CREEK LODGE- 1br,
1ba, new central Heat/Air,
new shed, furnished,
1 llO01 ( t ) '.9 1l

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers RVs : 01U
Jet Skiis 3r015
Marine Accessories 302t)
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 30 '5

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ALUM. V BOTTOM- Chrysler,
14', 25HP, Merc oars, an-
chor & 2 tanks, galvanize
trailer $1495.E302-422-4992
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 HR electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
PONTOON BOAT 24'
Floating Dock. $800 of best
offer. (863)763-3451
SEA KAYAK, '98 Perception
Eclipse, paddle, $700.
(863)697-3004.
WELLCRAFT 18'- CC, John-
son 110 SW, trlr, bimini, fish
finder, bait well, cover,
$4700 (863)599-0923.


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ALLEGRO MOTOR HOME-'90,
29', Sleeps up to 8. Low
mileage. $16,000.
(863)467-0506
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
HMC '92, 35', ltd. ed., Gillig
chassis, 3208 CAT, all the
extras, int. redone, $49,900,
incl. Roadmaster tow pkg.
(863)763-0165
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
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.



ATV 400 Polaris
Excellent shape $2500
(863)801-1666
GO CART, 2 Seater, 5.5 hp en-
gine. $350 or best offer.
(863)227-2600
YAMAHA 350, '86, blue, new
tires, good condition, $1100
or best offer (863)673-8741


LITTLE GATOR- '65, 14', as is
$150. or best offer.
(863)357-0506


Automobiles



Automobiles .4005
Autos Wanted 410h)
Classic Cars 4015C
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 40)5
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4(035
Heavy Duty Trucks40 4
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 409)
Sport Utility 41055
Tractor Trailers 406t
Utility Trailers 406.5
Vans 4010



CADILLAC DeVille- '88,
Champagne, 91M, Runs &
' looks great. $2500. or best
offer 863-990-6398 aft 5pm
CADILLAC EL DORADO '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
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER,
'87- 4dr, new tires, asking
$600. (863)612-0657.
FORD TAURUS, '87 no air,
auto, new tires, low miles,
rebuilt mtr, new batt, $700
neg. (863)763-6396
Jaguar XJ6, '86, new trans-
mission incl., needs in-
stalled, runs good, sacrifice
$2500 neg. (863)467-0954
MERCURY COUGAR 1987, 2
Dr., Sedan, Good transporta-
tion. $1600 (863)467-1910
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 92
Auto, Cold A/C, Good trans-
portation/gd tires $3000 863-
467-6577/357-1426.


Pontiac Lemans, '72, 350
Chevy eng., 1100 Turbo
trans., dual exhaust, $1500.
(863)467-0954
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



FORKLIFT Clark. 40001b
cap., propane, auto., hard tire,
gov. owned, 25701hrs ex.
cond. $4000 (561)723-5213


Golf Carts,
Gas or Electric
Buy and Sell
Call (863)824-0878


FORD PICK UP 1976, Body
rough. Does run. 6 cyl. w/4
speed. $300 (863)763-1370
HITCH, Reese, 5th Wheel,
Easy S Jli,- '. iiil..ii.iniiij rails.
$250. (- .-'i' 1.I
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


FORD F250, '88- Lariat, Ex-
tended cab, PW,PS, runs,
$1200. (863)634-7706.


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, '88- 4 speed, 4
cylinder, alot of new parts,
$900. (863)634-7706.


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


FLAT BED TRAILER- Goose
neck. 18', Heavy duty.
$1500. (772)489-6837
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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Community Events


Lake Denton offering summer camps
Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park is offering summer camps to be
held July 2-5, July 6-8 and July 9-12. We also have dates available year-
round for camp rental for your church, family reunion or group. For
information, call Pam at (863) 453-3627 or (863) 634-9280. Their web-
site is lakedentoncarrp.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 at1 0 a.m.'The service will be followed by
the 90th anniversary prograrri, 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
The Okeechobee County School Bdard 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.




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Fellowship Church hosts Bible school
The Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave., will host
vacation Bible school July 11-15. This year's theme is Club VBS
Beach Blast for grades K through high school. The hours are from 6
until 8:30 p.m. every evening. There will be a kick off and pre-regis-
tration on Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. until noon with games,
prizes and refreshments. Saturday, July 16, will be a pool party with
refreshments for all participants from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the
church. The awards ceremony and the closing program will be held
Sunday, July 17, at 11 a.m. by the children. For information or trans-
portation call (863) 763-2983, or (863) 467-6654 after 4 p.m.


'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 inter-
ested parties 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.






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ANNUITIES and INSURANCE PAYOUTS

(800) 794.7310

J.G. WeItworth means CASH NOW
for Structured Settlements!


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


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

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

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For additional information
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Public Notice .j)jSc
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Legal Notice 5500



Contract Negotiations
The Okeechobee County School Board
will meet with the Okeechobee County
Education Association #1604 on
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a.m., to continue contract negotiations
for the Teacher and Classified Em-
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School Board Administration Building
at 70D S.W. 2nd Avenue.
Patricia G. Cooper Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
63344 ON 6/22/05
NOTICE OF MEETING OFTHE
COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
The Board of Supervisors for Coquina
Water Control District will hold a meet-
J II' ikeechobee County Exten-
... ",,,, Small Conference Room,
458 Highway 98 N., Okeechobee, FL.
A copy of the proposed agenda may
be obtained upon request from the un-
dersigned. It any person decides to

such purposes that person may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceedings, which includes the testi-
monry aid evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based, is made. Any
person wishing to speak at Oie meet-
ing must have their name and topic
placed on the agenda one week before
the date of the meeting. All property
owners within the District are invited
to attend.
Danny Faircloth
Superintendent
17429 NW 242nd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
863)763-4601 or (863)634-3166
3211 ON 6/22,26/05

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


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