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Okeechobee News

Vol. 96, No. 174

In Brief

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


Drug credit
deadline is soon
Tallahassee Seniors
and persons with disabilities
can still apply for the $450
Medicare prescription drug
credit, but time is running
short for-those who want to
receive the full benefit. After
June 30, eligible seniors will
still receive a portion of the
prescription drug credit, but
those who apply before the
deadline will receive the full
$450 credit for 2005.
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OHS sends six to
state rodeo finals
Five Okeechobee High
School (OHS) athletes have
qualified for this weekend's
Florida High School Rodeo
state finals to be held at
Brighton Reservation.
Team members qualifying
for this event are Autumn
DeCarlo, Bobbi Jo Haber-
landt, Jessica Ziglar, Chasey
Bass, Logan Coker and A.J.
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Drought Index
Current: 68
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.45 feet

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

Classifieds ......10-12
Comics ........... .9
Community Events ... .4
Crossword .........10
Obituaries ......... .3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out ..........4
Sports ............. 8
TV ... ......... .. .11
Weather ............ 2
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how to contact the newspaper.


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Thursday, June 23, 2005

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PliS y A aityto get new mural

Drawing by Kathy Scott
A full color mural of the City of Okeechobee seal will be painted on the north side of
city hall, hopefully in time for the city's 90th birthday celebration July 13.

Mural to celebrate city's birthday

By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
A mural of the City of Okee-
chobee seal will be painted on
the north side of city hall,
thanks to the Okeechobee His-
torical Society.
Betty Williamson, president
of the society, presented plans
and asked the City Council at
their meeting Tuesday for
approval, which they gave.
-Funding for the project will
come from the society. "Our
treasury has money earned
from fundraisers, the sale of
the book "Strolling Down
Country Roads," and videos.
We decided to use the money
to celebrate the city's 90th
birthday," she said.
The City' of Okeechobee
was officially incorporated
June 4, 1915 and held its first
meeting ofn July 13, 1915. The
book documents the history of
Okeechobee and was written
by Mrs. Williamson and Twila
Local artist Kathy Scott will
paint the mural. She said she

hopes to have the mural done
in time for the city's birthday,
but the start date depends on
wall preparation and the
A portion of the north wall
has a patch on it and must be
re-stuccoed, according to
"Hopefully, the city will be
able to begin the prep work
next week," she said.
The mural of the city seal
will be in full color and will
cover a 6-foot diameter spot.
Scott has lived in Okee-
chobee for about 12 years and
has done many signs around
town. She painted a mural at
Gilbert Chevrolet downtown
and a historical one at Okee-
Tantie Park.
The council approved the
Syble's Flowers & Gifts build-
ing as part of the Community
Development Block Grant for
commercial rehabilitation.
The building replaces the Dis-
play Systems building that was
previously recommended for
$10,500 CDBG funds, since the
owner of the Display Systems

building withdrew from partic-
ipating in the program.
In other action, the council:
approved Ordinance 897
on third and final reading. The
ordinance amends the defini-
tion for the zone of exclusion
for wellhead protection in the
land development regulations
to match the definition in the
city's comprehensive plan;
approved the final plat for
the Airi Acres subdivision,
owned by David and Anita
Nunez. The subdivision con-
sists of 24 half-acre lots that
will be sold for.single-family
adopted Resolution num-
ber 05-07 to change control
from Adelphia Communica-
tions Corporation to Comcast
Corporation as the cable tele-
vision provider for the City of
Okeechobee. Cable .services
-will remain the same and may
be upgraded eventually; and,
appointed City Adminis-
trator Brian Whitehall as a vot-
ing delegate for the Florida
League of Cities Conference in
Hollywood, Fla. August 18-20.

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
At their meeting Tuesday
night, the Okeechobee County
School Board created some
new positions and named
some new staff members, -and
acted on five expulsion
In connection with the
adoption of a new organiza-
tion chart, the school board
created five new positions.
The positions of director of
student services and director
of K-12 accountability and
assessment were created,
while the positions of director
of elementary education and

By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News .
At their Tuesday night
meeting, the Okeechobee
County Code Enforcement
Board was scheduled to hear
13 cases and consider reduc-
tion of two fines.
Of those cases, one was
found to be in compliance
and seven were tabled until
the July meeting. Fines were
imposed on two of the cases.

director of secondary educa-
tion were eliminated.
Russ Brown, current princi-
pal at Osceola Middle School,
was named director of student
services. His replacement at
Osceola has not yet been
named. The other principal
positions will remain the same
as they were for the last
Sharon Suits was named
director of K-12 accountable
and assessment.
Another new position cre-
ated was coordinator of grants
and special programs, which
will supersede the position of

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John and Chloe Guraine
were given until a compliance
"date of July 17 to remove
debris from their S.E. 28th
Street property or face a fine
of $25 a day until the property
is brought into compliance.
The case of Peter and Jan-
ice White and Bill and Susan
Stegkemper was tabled until
July 19, the next code board
meeting date. They were cited
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Hospice denies sale rumors

By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
A Hospice of Okeechobee
executive without hesitancy
denied rumors that the care-
giving group is being sold.
"Hospice of Okeechobee
unequivocally has no interest
or intention of selling or merg-
ing with another hospice."
said Lisa Blackman, Hospice
of Okeechobee CEO. "We are
proud of the tradition of serv-
ing the Okeechobee commu-
nity for the past 23 years and
we want to continue to offer
quality hospice services by
expanding our service area to
include our neighbors across
the Kissimmee River.
"However, we have no
intention whatsoever of leav-
ing the area to serve another,"
she stated emphatically.
Ms. Blackman continued by
saying that it is important to
the local Hospice that anyone
in surrounding communities is

able "... to turn to a Hospice
that they know and trust if they
have a need for services in a
life-limiting situation."
Currently, Hospice of Okee-
chobee is in the process of
gaining access to serve the
rural communities just over
the Okeechobee County line
into southern Highlands Coun-
"We have asked the state by
way of a letter of intent to per-
mit us to serve areas which are
part of the Okeechobee neigh-
boring rural community," she
The letter to which Ms.
Blackman was referring is the
first of several steps in gaining
permission from the state
Agency for Health Care Admin-
istration (ACHA).
Areas such as Kissimmee
River Estates which is 11 miles
from Okeechobee in High-
lands County,. are served by
the Okeechobee Post Office,
the Okeechobee County

Fire/Rescue Department and
Okeechobee District Schools.
However, the same area is not
within the service district of
the Hospice of Okeechobee.
"Many of our Hospice vol-
unteers are residents just
across the Kissimmee River
area but could not receive
services from the same hos-
pice because of the area in
which they reside," said Ms.
Conversely, Hospice of
Okeechobee already serves
the rural community of Ft.
Drum which is 25 miles north
of the City of Okeechobee.
ACHA is scheduled to make
its decision in August about
the area expansion of services
to the neighboring rural areas
of Highlands County by Hos-
pice of Okeechobee. Until that
time, residents in need of Hos-
pice services in the Highlands
County rural areas must con-
tact Hospice service providers
in Sebring.

Staff photo/D. Hamilton
After the rains
A rainbow was spotted in the Ft. Drum area after the
heavy rains flooded yards and streets on Monday. More
heavy rains are expected throughout the rest of the week.

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Board creates

new positions

in the district

County board

levies fines

for violations

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County Fire/Rescue
seeking volunteers
OKEECHOBEE -- The volun-
teer division of the Okeechobee
County Fire/Rescue Department
is seeking qualified applicants.
Requirements include: a high
school education or GED; clean
driving record; and, no criminal
record. Applicants must also
take the state TABE test and
receive a score of 12.9.
Testing for volunteer posi-
tions will be held in July, and all
applications must be completed
by June 30.
Applications are available at
501 N.W. Sixth St. in Okee-
For information, contact
Margie Johnson at (863) 763-

Homebuyer classes
held each Wednesday
rural housing service, can now
loan up to $141,000 for housing
mortgages for very low and low-
income applicants.
For prequalification for this
loan, call (863) 763-3345 to
reserve your seat for one of our
homebuyer classes.
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.

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

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coordinator of GEAR UP with
the termination of the GEAR UP
program. Lonnie Kirsch, the for-
mer coordinator of GEAR Up
will hold that position, pending
approval of that job description
after advertisement.
Coordinator of network sys-
tems was another new job
description the board approved.
It will be filled by Jean Zorich.
Another new position, coor-
dinator of staff development,
will be hold by two half-time
employees former school
system employee Barbara
James and Jean Dilsaver.
A new supervisor of trans-
portation, Louise Piper was
approved. She has held similar
positions in St. Lucie and Martin
The new food service super-
visor, replacing the retiring Ann
Manson, will be Michelle
Perkins who comes to that posi-
tion from Homestead and has 25
years experience.
Turning to another matter,
the board voted to expel three


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by code enforcement officers for
having a garbage-dumpster in a
residential arebaon N.E. 50th
Court. .
Code Enforcement officers
had cited Graig Allen and Leah
Wells for not having the proper
permits to install a mobile
home. Their case was tabled
until July 19.
Scott Gabor and Sdnya Cor-
bett were given until July 17 to
remove a condemned mobile
home from their property on
S.E. 34th Avenue and clean up
the property, or face a fine of $45
a day.
The case of Eddie James Neal

ninth graders at New Endeavor
High School and one 10th grad-
er at Okeechobee High School
for defiance of authority. Anoth-
er ninth grader at New Endeavor
was expelled for defiance of
authority and verbal assault.
Mary Coody, a paraprofes-
sional at South Elementary
School, was honored upon her
retirement after 32 year's serv-
ice to the school district.
LaVerne Williams, a parapro-
fessional at Yearling Middle
School, was honored upon her
retirement after 13 years service
to the school system.
Superintendent of Schools Dr
Patricia Cooper announced
that there are 41 teaching posi-
tions still vacant, and that the
scarcity of affordable housing in
Okeechobee has hampered the
school system's ability to hire
new teachers.
In other action, the board:
awarded a contract in the
amount of $42,230 to Sutter
Roofing for roof repairs at New
Endeavor High School;
amended board policy on
terminal pay to conform with
state laws;
voted to advertise changes
to amend board policies on stu-

and Sheila Neal was tabled until
July 19. They had been required
to secure the necessary permits
and repair a building -on
N.E. 13th Street.
The N.E. 11 th Street property
of Aline Norman Ramirez was
found to be in compliance.
However, the charge against her
of having a derelict mobile
home on N.E. Seventh Lane was
tabled until July 19.
Robert Renard had been
cited by code enforcement offi-
cers for having debris and unli-
censed/uninsured vehicles on
his S.E. 35th Lane property. That
case was tabled until July 19.
Allen W Hampton was given
until July 17 to bring his N.W.
Third Street property into com-
pliance including the removal

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dent control and illness or injury
in line of duty leave;
applied for grants to
employ staff and train teachers
and administrators;
approved a K-12 compre-
hensive reading plan for the
coming school year with a budg-
et of $277,011 for funding five
reading teachers;
approved the Comprehen-
sive Safety Inspection Report;
approved the School Safety
and Security best Practices Self-
Assessment for 2004-05; ,
approved the 2005-2010
Education Facilities Survey for
the district;
approved the district's
strategic plan;
adopted a resolution
regarding 2003-04 Dollars for
Classrooms requirements;
appointed board member
Joe Arnold to serve on the Leg-
islative Liaison Committee of the
Florida School Board Associa-
set future meeting of July
21, Aug. 2, Aug. 16 and Sept. 6;
approved a contract with
the Department of Health for
school health services in the
amount of $108,934.

of debris and an unlicensed
vehicle or face a fine of $25 a
Michael and Billi Rainwater
had previously been cited by
code enforcement officials for
having debris and abandoned
vehicles on their S.E. 89th Ter-
race property. That case was
tabled until July 19.
Marta Sherwood was
assessed a fine of $25 a day for
every day her N.W 113th Drive
property remains in noncompli-
ance. She had been cited for
having vehicles parts, fence
materials and households goods
on her property.
By action of the board, Dan,
Buchanan is required to pay
$100 a day for every day his S.E.
60th Drive property remains in
noncompliance. Code compli-
ance officers have stated that the
property contains overgrowth,
debris, abandoned vehicles and
a condemned mobile home.
Jason Ferrell had been cited
for having a derelict mobile
home oh his N.W. Second Street
property. The case was contin-
ued until July 19.
The fine of Louis Behr was
reduced from $30,000 to $5,000
at his request. The board had
previously determined that he
was in noncompliance for hav-
ing three derelict mobile homes
and two derelict sheds on his
property on S.E. 39th Avenue.
On Feb. 16, he began to accrue a
fine of $50 a day for each illegal
structure. The fine ran until the
property was brought into com-
pliance on June 15 for a total of
$30,000. Because there was a
lien on the property for the
amount of the fine, it had to be
satisfied before he could sell the
property. The board stipulated
the fine must be paid within 14
days or it would revert to the
original amount.
The N.E. Seventh Street prop-
erty of Kenneth J. and Sharon S.
Harris had been cited for over-
growth and accumulation of
debris. The property was found
to be in compliance on June 20
and had accrued a fine of
$16,050. The board voted to
reduce the fine to $1,000 provid-
ed that the $1,000 is paid within
14 days, or else the fine reverts
to the original amount.

Community Events

'His Story' planning meeting slated
"His Story", an enactment of the life of Jesus, is in the plan-
ning stages for 2005. The next planning meeting will be Tues-
day, July 12, at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the First Unit-
ed Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. All committee
members and any interested 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.

Dates for fall bazaar announced
The annual Fall Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show and Sale spon-
sored 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 accept-
ing applications for the 2005/06 school year. Children turning
3 on or before Sept. 1, but not yet eligible for kindergarten,
may apply at Northside Headstart, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. For
appointments, call Sheryl Heater at (863) 357-8677 or Antonia
Nunez at (863) 357-2242. Headstart opens as early as 7 a.m.
Qualifying children may stay as late as 5:30 p.m.

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


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Florida KidCare enrollment is now open

Staff photo/Pete Gawda

Recognition of service
Okeechobee County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patri-
cia Cooper (left) presents a plaque to Ann Manson, super-
visor of food service for the school district in recognition
of her retirement after 30 years' service to the school dis-
trict. The recognition took place at the Tuesday night
meeting of the Okeechobee County School Board.

By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
The Florida KidCare program
is now available for all eligible
According to Sharon Vinson,
KidCare/Healthy Kids contact for
Okeechobee County, parents with
eligible children can now apply
for the state-wide child health
care program.
The Florida KidCare program
is a health care program for chil-
dren, not adults and to qualify, a
child must:
*Be under age 19,
*Be uninsured,
Meet income eligibility
Be a U.S. citizen or qualified
Not be the dependent of a
state employee eligible for health
Not be in a public institution.
In addition to the initial eligibil-
ity requirements, state law also
requires specific information be

given regarding the child's previ-
ous and current health care cover-
age including the child's access to
employer health insurance. For
each child who is applying for
Florida KidCare, parents must tell
Florida KidCare if the child could
be covered under a health insur-
ance plan offered by your
employer, even if the child is not
covered by the employer's health
insurance now, and how much it
would cost each month to add the
Also, for each child who is
applying for Florida KidCare, par-
ents must tell Florida KidCare if
the child has a pre-existing health
condition that keeps him or her
from getting your employer
health insurance.
A child with a pre-existing
health condition may still qualify
for Florida KidCare.
In addition, a child whose
employer health insurance was
voluntarily cancelled within 6
months of applying will not quali-
fy for MediKids, Healthy Kids, or

Children's Medical Services Net-
work coverage.
There is no charge for Medic-
aid for children (KidCare Medic-
There are other Florida Kid-
Care programs for which monthly
premiums depend on your
household's size and income.
Most families pay $15-$20 per
month. If you need to pay more,
Florida KidCare will let you know.
Make checks or money orders
payable to Florida KidCare. Do
not send cash. If your child (or
children) is approved for Medic-
aid or denied coverage, your pre-
mium payment will be refunded.
You may have to pay small
charges or co-payments for some
services. A child who is a mem-
ber of a federally recognized
American Indian or Alaska Native
tribe may qu .iif for no-cost Flori-
da KidCare coverage.
Parents with internet access
can apply for the program by
using the following web site. A
Spanish version of the application

is also available. The five-page
application has included instruc-
tions and must be printed on legal
sized paper.
For parents who do not have
access to the internet version of
the program application, they are
encouraged to call Ms. Sharon
Vinson at (863)462-5000 ext.257
for more information.
Sharon Vinson, Facilitator
Shared Services Network of
Okeechobee County
Treasurer, Okeechobee Educa-
tional Foundation, Inc.
KidCare/Healthy Kids Contact
for Okeechobee County
700 S.W. Second Avenue,
Room 301
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
(863) 462-5000 ext. 257
(863) 462-5017 FAX

Staff photo/Pete Gawda

Retiring after 35 years
Esther Hair (right) food service manager at North Ele-
mentary School retired after 35 years; service to the
school district. At the Tuesday night meeting of the
Okeechobee County School Board, Superintendent of
Schools Dr. Patricia Cooper presented her with a plaque.

Staff photo/Pete Gawda
Retirement honors
Okeechobee County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patri-
cia Cooper (left) presents a plaque to Mary Anne Madri-
gal, clerk at South elementary School, upon her retire-
ment after 32 years with the school district. The presen-
tation took place at the Tuesday night meeting of the
Okeechobee County School Board.

Staff photo/Pete Gawda

Recognition for service
Okeechobee County Assistant Superintendent of
Schools Zella Kirk (left) retires after 35 years' service to
the school district. At the Tuesday night school board
meeting she was presented a plaque by Superintendent
of Schools Dr. Patricia Cooper.


William J. Basara
, William J. Basara, age'89, died
Tuesday, June'21, 2005 at the Rari-
tan, Bay Medical center in Old
Bridge, N.J. He was born in Sayre-
ville, N.J. While in Florida, he and
his wife were co-owners of several
RV resorts. He retired from Her-
cules in Sayreville in 1971 prior to
moving to Florida. He was a com-
municant of Saints Peter and Paul
Russian Orthodox Church, and was
a member of its men's club. Hewas
also a former member of the South
River Moose Club for most of his
He was preceded in death by:
his wife, Anna Huber Basara of 65
years; two brothers, Joseph and
Walter Basara; granddaughter,
Judith Ann Basara and grandson-
in-law, Frank T. Szabo.
Survivors include: his son,
Joseph (Gloria) Basara; daughter,
Sonja (Alex) Harris; brother, John
Basara; all of South River, N.J.; sis-
ter, Genevive Pachucki of Perth
Amboy, N.J.; five grandchildren,
Julia A. (James) Lynch of Jackson,
N.J. John A. (Susan) Harris of Lin-
denh, N.J., Joseph (April) Basara of
Howell,, N.J. and eight great-grand-
children, Jessica Ann, Jamie Leigh,
Anton Bennett Szabo all of South
River, N.J., Nicole Ann and Alexan-
der James Lynch both of Jackson,
N.J., Sarah Lillian Harris of Linden,
N.J., Alyssa and Brandon Basara
both of Howell, N.J.
Visitation will be held on Friday,
June 24, from 2 until 4 and from 7
until 9 p.m. at the Rezem Funeral
Home, 457 Cranbury Rd. East
Brunswick, N.J.
Funeral services will be con-
ducted on Saturday, June 25, at 9
a.m. from the Rezem Funeral
Home, followed by a 10 a.m. funer-
al service at Saints Peter and Paul
Russian Orthodox Church in South
River, N.J.
Burial will be at Saints Peter and
Paul Cemetery in South River, N.J.
In lieu of flowers donations can
be made to Saints Peter and Paul
R.O. Church of South River, N.J. or
Saint Herman's Church of Alaska,
Lake Worth, Fl.

Arrest Report

: The following individuals
were arrested on .felony of Dri-
ving Under the Influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, the
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment, the Florida Highway
Patrol or the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
Isidro Alcantar, 36, N.W.
Sixth St., in Okeechobee was
arrested on June 17 on charges
of grand theft (over $300 but
less than $5,000). His bond was
set at $10,000.
Robert James Hosier, Jr.,
37, Palm Court, in Okeechobee
was arrested on June 17 by
OCSO Detective Ted Van Deman
on charges of forgery (seven
counts) and uttering a forged
instrument (seven counts). His
bond was set at $35,000.
, Dennis Paul Burrows, 39,
S.W. 60th St., Dunnellon, was
arrested June 17 by Deputy M.
Stripling on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with vehicular homicide, reck-
less driving and DUI
manslaughter. His bond was set
at $250,000. These charges stem
from an accident on the Florida
Turnpike that was worked by
Constance Lazaro, 26,
N.W. 10th St., in Okeechobee,
was arrested June 18 by Deputy
B. Smith on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging
Lazaro with possession of
cocaine. Her bond was set at
William Edward Lewis, 26,
East Ninth St., Jacksonville, was
arrested June 18 by Deputy
Willy Post on a felony charge of
driving while license revoked
with knowledge. His bond was
set at $25,000.
Carlos Alfonso Duarte, 25,
S.W. Third St., Okeechobee,
was arrested June 18 by Deputy
Richard Durfee on charges of
possession of cocaine (felony)
and possession of drug para-

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phernalia (misdemeanor). His
bond was set at $5,500.
Gonzalo Muniz, 265; S.W.
Third St., Okeechobee, was
arrested June 18 by,the OCPD
on a charge of possession of
cocaine with intent to sell: Bond
was set at $10,000.
Preston Woods, 20, N.W.
80th Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested June 19 by Deputy M.
Stripling on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging him
with violation of
probation/armed trespass on
land. No bond was set.
Joseph Allen Staton, 35,
U.S. 441 S.E., was arrested June
19 by Deputy Randy Thomas on
a misdemeanor charge of bat-
,tery (domestic violence), and
felony charges of false impris-
onment and possession of
cocaine. His bond was set at
Kimberly Lewis,'30, N.W.
39th Circle, Okeechobee, was
arrested June 20 by Deputy C.
Arnold on six charges of giving
false information to a pawn bro-
ker under $300. Her bond was
set at $3,000. ,

Cristobal Sanchez, 36, N.E.
128th Ave., in.Okeechobee, was
arrested June 20 by Deputy C.
Arnold on an Okeechobee
County warrant charging
Sanchez with dealing in stolen
property. Bond was set at
Tara Reynolds, 22, N.E.
Center St., in Okeechobee, was
arrested June 20 by Deputy
Anthony Kibler on an Okee-
chobee County warrant charg-
ing her with violation of proba-
tion/uttering a forged
instrument. No bond was set.
Christina M. Carter, 19, S.R.
70 E., in Okeechobee was arrest-
ed by Officer Victoria Williams
on an Okeechobee County war-
rant charging Carter with three
counts of worthless checks. Her
bond was set at $750.
This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone listed here
who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against
them dropped is welcome to
inform this newspaper. The
information will be confirmed
and printed,

Staff photo/Pete Gawaa
Well done!
Altagracia Preisler (right),a paraprofessional at Ever-
glades Elementary School, was honored by Okeechobee
County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patricia Cooper
(center) upon her retirement after 28 years with the
school district. Looking on is Everglades Principal Joni
Ard (left). The recognition took place at Tuesday night's
meeting of the Okeechobee County School Board.


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No parade
"I am sad that we won't have a Fourth of July parade this year,
but I do understand why they are not doing it. In recent years, the
only time we have had a lot of entries in the Fourth of July parade
has been when there is an election. Then all the candidates enter.
The equestrian teams don't come to the Fourth of July parade
because it is too hot the horses are miserable in that July heat
walking on pavement. Plus with the kids out of school, many
people are off on vacation or visiting relatives. So I do understand
why they won't have a parade on the Fourth of July and I will look
forward to the Labor Day parade. As for the person who thinks
parades tie,.up too much traffic, anyone who has lived in Okee-
chobee fordany length of time should know that on Labor Day
and on Speckled Perch weekend Saturday, we have a parade at
10 a.m. If you don't want to go to the parade, plan your day
around that fact so you don't get caught in the traffic. Traffic just
trying to pass through Okeechobee is routed around the parade

Admitting a mistake
"I was reading this morning's "Okeechobee News" and was
very surprised at the front page item from the editor, apologizing
for not doing a good enough jobs on a recent story, not meeting
the high standards they set for themselves. That really floored me,
that they would admit that they had not done all they could have.
How many times does a business actually admit something like
that? I have been reading the "Okeechobee News" for 20 years
and will continue to do so as long as I live in Okeechobee. I know
the newspaper isn't perfect, but at least they try to get all the news
and admit when they make a mistake or just don't do everything
they could have to get all the news."

Clean it up
"I was wondering why the businesses here in Okeechobee
don't take their appearances seriously. The buildings' roofs have
black all over them and the buildings are green from mildew. I
am sure there are some pressure cleaning companies in this
town that could keep them clean. The sidewalks are dirty and
gum is all over them. Please, to the business owners in this town
we come in your store or restaurant and give you our business at
least show us that you appreciate it by making your appearance
more professional. I have seen the mom and pops diner in better
looking condition than the big ones. And the entrances have spi-
der webs hanging all over them."

New homes first
"I would like to know why the county has allowed so many
new homes to be built since the hurricanes tying up our contrac-
tors? I for one have not been able to get a local contractor to do
the repairs on my homefrom last year's hurricanes. I believe the
county should be at fault."

Speeding problem
"I really think the Okeechobee Sheriff's Dept. should take a
close look at the speeding problem taking place on county road
15A. It pertains to all kinds of vehicles. Heavy duty semis, waste
hauling trucks and most commercial vehicles use 15A for there is
a weigh station on 15 B. It would be easier to haul their load legal-
ly than make a mess of 15A and take the chance of hitting a child
or anyone walking along 15A. There is more and more traffic on
15A and it would make better sense to travel on 15B for no traffic,
better road, same bad railway tracks crossing but that could be
fixed also if the County and the rail company would get their
heads together."

Community Events

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
Operations 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 community to practice the skills required for emer-
gency communications under the adverse conditions that may
occur if we have a hurricane, 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 wel-
come 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 meet-
ing 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.

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At Your Service On Page 2

Letter to the Editor

Love is a
powerful force
To love someone truly is to say
I'm sorry for the rest of their life,
because we always seem to hurt
the ones we truly love the most.
Love is a powerful force either
constructive or destructive based
on the fact that as humans we
fear to lose the ones we love the
The fact about love is there are
two sides of love, you have
unconditional and conditional.
Unconditional love falls into
the category of family or children,
which means even if you do not
agree with what they do you love
them any how.
Conditional love is based on
choice, or attraction to love some-
one because you made a mental
decision based on how you feel
around that person, but there are
specific conditions involved.
Unconditional love in its true
form is simple but can hurt very
much because we want what is
best for them as we perceive what
will be best for them and the
problem with that is love can turn
in to control.
Conditional love on the other
hand can be more powerful than
unconditional because it is based
on choice rather than circum-

Love does not mean to never
say I'm sorry but love thrives on
Love is a very positive and pro-
ductive force only if compassion,
understanding and forgiveness
are part of the force of hope.
But love can also be very nega-
tive and even destructive if it is not
.managed properly. Yes, love must
be managed and here is why.
Have you ever heard the saying
if you love someone set them
free, and if they really love you
and return it was meant to be?
I guess my point is that love is
not total control even if the per-
son you love is out of control.
Love means accepting some-
one for who and what they have
become even if you disagree.
Love is learning to forgive not
for the one that hurt you but for
your own heart.
Love is not for judging others
for their mistakes or weakness,
but lifting them higher for their
strengths and good deeds.
Love is not to perceive how
others should live, but only look
to yourself to see what your own
weakness is.
Most important of all, is the
mind will tell you what is right or
wrong, but the heart does not
care either way.
Submitted by
J.K. Murray Ill

Upcoming Events

Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or
ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923,
for information.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship 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)
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)
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been', affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are at 6 p.m. For information call.
(863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-
2893 or (863) 763-0202.
Grief Support Group.for parents who have lost a child will meet at
7 p.m. The group will meet at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church,
312 N. Parrott Ave. For information, call Stephanie at (863) 763-2893
days, or (863) 467-2480 evenings. If you know of someone that 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 informa-
tion, contact Merv Waldron at (863) 467-5744 or Dan Fennell at (863)
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday 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 pro-
vides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, infor-
mation and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth
St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.

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 invit-
ed. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and
becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what
we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-
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 $5
for members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at (863) 382-
6978 or Juana at (863) 471-9795.

Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House,
which is located next to the driver's license office on U.S. 441 S.E. It is
a self-help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and
other intoxicating drugs and a desire to manage their emotional or
psychiatric illness. It's an open discussion group.
The Okeechobee Marshals are a cowboy action shooting club
that will be holding shoots in Okeechobee. Everyone is invited. Just
follow the signs for the sporting days at the Thunder Cross Race Tradk.

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

Foster Parent Orientation will be hosted by the Hibiscus Chil-
dren's Center on the last Monday of every month from 6 until 7 p.m.
The orientation is for those interested in fostering or adopting in Okee-
chobee County. This meeting requires no RSVP and is a
question/answer forum. It will be at the IRCC Okeechobee Campus,
2229 N.W. Ninth Ave. For information, call the Foster Care Program at
1-(800) 403-9311.

Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St. at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. for breakfast. For information,
call (863) 357-0297.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meeting at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interest-
ed are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.

Courtesy photo/Melba Vickers Louthan

Looking Back...
Melba Vickers Louthan is shown crossing the street in
front of the SouthlandHotel during the 1920's. The hotel
was the location of the U.S. Post Office for many years
until a separate post office was built and opened in the
1960's. This photo also appears in the book titled
"Strolling Down Country Roads" by Twila Valentine and.
Betty Chandler Williamson.

Community Events

Church will host revival
The Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 Parrott Ave., will host
a revival June 23 and 24 beginning at 7 p.m. each night. Pastors
for the revival will be'Kevin McGushion, Lee Minton, Dale Shafer
and Gale Eyler. For information, call (863) 763-6869.

Baptist church plans Bible school
Treasure Island Baptist Church, 4209 U.S. 441 S.E., invites all
children kindergarten through sixth grades to attend their vaca-
tion Bible school June 23-24 from 5 until 8:15 p.m. The school
will create a fun and exciting safari atmosphere where children
will have a great time singing, watching skits, creative crafts,
playing games and getting to know God through prayer. A par-
ent sefninar entitled Making Your Children Mind Without Losing
Yours will also be offered. For information, call (863) 763-0550.

Oakview hosting Bible school
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W.32nd St., will host a vaca-
tion Bible school June 23-24, from 6 until 9 p.m. The school will
be titled "Ramblin' Road Trip" a trip across America to learn
how to make right choices. It will be for ages 3 through adult.
Registration kick-off will be Saturday, June 18, from 9 until 11:30
a.m. and will include games, crafts, food, fun and fellowship.
For information, call the church at (863) 763-1699.

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

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

Help with utility bill available
A LIHEAP representative will be at the Okeechobee One Stop
Career Center, 207 S.W. Park.St., June 23 and 24 from 9 a.m.
until 3 p.m. to discuss help paying your electric bills or help with
deposits and reconnections. This is only for first-time users, eld-
erly, 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 everyone and an electric bill.

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

Book discussion group will meet
The Friends of the Okeechobee Library Book Discussion
Group will continue to meet at 7 p.m. in the Okeechobee
Library meeting room. Everyone who lives to read and discuss
books is invited to attend. The group's next meeting will be
Thursday, June 23, to discuss "Before Women Had Wings" -
Connie Fowler. If you have questions or would like more infor-
mation, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

Chobee Stars plan fundraiser
The state champion Chobee Stars competitive cheerleading
squad will host a barbecue chicken fundraiser on June 24 from
10:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. The dinners are $6 each and will include
chicken, barbecue beans, cole slaw and dessert. Orders can be
faxed to (863) 467-0155; or, called in to Cindy Hernandez at
(863) 634-5694 or Carla Hearld at (863) 447-3557. Orders may
be picked up at Pat's Lakeside Caf6, or they can be delivered
locally on request.

Chamber of Commerce to hold barbecue
Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce will be having a barbe-
cue chicken dinner on June 24 from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. in Fla-
gler 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 avail-
able at the Chamber, Rustic Ranch or from any Chamber direc-

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.

The Okeechobee News, Thursday, June 23, 2005

Deadline for credit approaches

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Seniors must enroll
for prescriptions
by the end of June
Tallahassee SeiJois adl
persons with disabilities cai silii
apply for the $450 Mvedilh,.!- pie-
scription drug credit, b:l ;inie is
running short for those who
want to receive the full beneiil.
After June 30, eligible seniorl-
will still receive a portion of the
prescription drug credit, bui
those who apply before the
deadline will receive thie full
$450 credit for 2005.
The Medicare-approved drug
discount program, created in
2003 by the Medicare Modern-
ization Act, offers seniors two
immediate drug savings options.
First, Medicare-approved di ug
discount cards are saving sen-
iors an average of 20 percent off
drug costs. Second, Medicare
beneficiaries who meet lower
income requirements qualify for
an additional $450 credit to help
pay for prescriptions

To be eligible for the $450
prescription drug credit,
Medicare beneficiaries must
have an individual household
income less than $12,919, i
married couple's household
income must be less than
$17,320. Assets are not counted
in determining eligibility. Benefi-
ciaries with Medicaid outpatient
drug coverage are not eligible
for the Medicare-Approved pre-
scription drug discount card
Those who applied for a
Medicare-approved drug dis-
count card in 2004 received the
full $600 prescription drug credit
no matter what month during
hie year they applied. Any
unused portion of the $600 cred-
it from 2004 will carry over into
this year for individuals who pre-
viously applied and enrolled in a
drug discount card in 2004. "For
2005, the credit is reduced by
$150 for every three months that
people delay enrolling after Jan
1. For example, a person who
applies for the credit between
April 1 and June 30 will receive a
$450 credit, but those who apply

on or alter July 1 ill only
receive $300," said John Bayalis,
Regional Field Coordinator for
Medicare Today
Since June 2004, nearly 6 mil-
lion people with Medicare have
enrolled in a drug discount card
and more than 1.7 million have
received the credit nationwide.
The cards cover virtually all of
the top 100 drugs and typically
more than 80 percent of all pre-
scription drugs.
Seniors and disabled adults
interested in applying for the
$450 drug credit should contact
Medicare directly at 1-800-
MEDICARE (800-633-4227) or
visit their web site for an easy-
to-use Medicare Card Finder at
For information about recent
Medicare changes, including
new, free preventative health
screenings and Medicare Part D
prescription drug coverage
enrollment information, seniors
can contact local Medicare
Today representatives at 404-
885-9596, ext. 39.

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Red Cross offers babysitting course
The American Red Cross-Okeechobee Branch is offering a
babysitter's training course on Saturday, June 25, from 9 a.m. until
3 p.m. This is a great course for any young person wanting to baby
sit during the summer. Infant/child CPR and FA basics are covered
in this course. The cost is $25. If your child is interested in taking
the course, call the office at (863) 763-2488.
Church offering Bible camp
The Seventh Day Adventist Church, 412 N.W Sixth St., will hold
a Space Mission Bible Camp June 26-30, from 6 until 8 p.m. For
information, call Carolyn Douglas at (863) 357-3680.

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The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach/Treasure Coast, Inc. is
requesting proposalsfor the provision of servicesauthorized under the
Older Americans Act, as amended in 2000, for Palm Beach, Martin,
St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee counties for the three year
funding period beginning January 1, 2006.
Proposal format and instructions will beavailable onAugust 11, 2005
from theAreaAgency on Aging, 1764 North CongressAvenue. Suite
201, West Palm Beach, FL 33409, (561) 684-5885, Proposald format
and instructions may be picked up in person or sent certified maiI.
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All written inquiries must be received by 4:00 P.M, on September 15,
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Service Club Briefs

Legion Post #64
Our kitchen is open daily, serv-
ing regular menu and specials.
Monday, Thursday and Friday from
111 a,m. until 2 p.m.; Wednesday,
tacos served from 11 a.m. until 6
p.m.; Saturday from noon until 8
p.m.; Sunday from 1 until 8 p.m.
Bar bingo will be held on
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday evenings beginning at 6
p.m., for members and guests.
Second Wednesday of each
month is our birthday party starting
at 4 p.m.; bring a covered dish.
The third Sunday of each
month we have a ribeye steak din-
ner with the Sons of the American
Legion from 3 until 6 p.m.
The Legion lounge is open
Monday through Saturday at 10
a.m. On Sunday, it opens at 1 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday-
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
There is entertainment in our
lounge every Saturday night start-
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. for a dona-
tion. Karaoke by Bruce will be from
7 p.m. until?
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday, Tues-
day and Thursday.
4 Starting in September, Euchre
will be on Monday and Wednesday
from 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
The American Legion Post 64
is located at 501 S.E. Second St. For
information, call (863) 763-2950.

Am-Vets #2001
Am-Vets No. 200f will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528, 2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 a.m.
Applications for new members are
available. Call Ray Disney at (863)
357-2138, or Don South at (863)

Eagles Aeries #4137
Tuesday: bingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a dona-
Wednesday: bar bingo from
4 p.m. until? Food will be available.-
First and third Thursday: Auxil-
iary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
(except for June 16 will be changed
to June23).
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $10 donation.
Music will be by Jimmy Harper.
Saturday and Sundays: music
at 7p.m.
First and third Sunday: break-
fast from 9 until 11 a.m. for $4 dona-
June 26: Father's Day break-
fast, AERIES father's breakfast free,
ladies pay $4.
Call the AERIE for other,
events, (863) 763-2552.

Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R: 70 East. For information, call
(863) 763-6580.
6 Tuesday: trustees meet at 7

p.m. First and third, 8 p.m., regular
Wednesday: bingo will be at 7
p.m. The public is invited. Doors
open at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments
will be available at 6 p.m.,....
e Frnday dinnerr and entertain-,
I meant starungiat 6 p.m. Members
and guests areinvited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from 2
p.m. until ?

Masonic Lodge #237
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W. Fifth
Ave. For information about the club
and e\ cents, call Rich Sweet at (863)
824-0262, or Kip Gardner at (863)
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Mondays of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.

Eastern Star #128
Okeechobee Chapter #128
has many fun activities planned on
the first and third Tuesday of each
month. For upcoming activities,
contact WM. Margaret at (863) 467-

B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W in Buckhead Ridge.
Saturday night: karaoke from
7 p.m. until?
Wednesday, Friday and Satur-
day nights, meals will be served
from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Call for the
Friday nights there will be
music for dancing from 7:30 p.m.
until ? Call the lodge to see who is
,* Sunday morning breakfast is
served from 9 until 11 a.m.

Moose Family
Center #1753
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W. 36th
St. in Okeechobee. For information,
call the Lodge at (863) 763-4954 or
Norm at (863) 763-1550.
Sunday: Live entertainment
featuring: Lisa, Dawn and Donnie
--sometimes together, sometimes
not, but always good music and
Thursday: bar bingo has been
Monday: bar bingo for mem-
bers only at 6:30 p.m. Food will be
Saturday: at 1 p.m. Moose
,races and dinner served at.3 p.m.
Check.the bulletin board for menu
and cook.
Stop by and visit and watch
our progress as construction has
begun.; .

VFW Post #4423
The post is open noon until 9
p.m.,- Monday through Sunday.
Everis at this post.are seasonable
you should call (863) 763-0818 for
information or visit the lodge 300

N.W 34th St. You may write the
post at P.O. Box 1137 Okeechobee,
Fla., 34972.
Washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Everyone is wel-
Every Wednesday during sea-
son 'karaoke will beheld from 5
until 9p.m.
Every Friday: bingo starts at 1
p.m. for members and guests fol-
lowed by karaoke starting at 5.
Saturday: .25-cent bingo at 1
p.m. Karaoke will be from 5 p.m.
Sunday: A dinner will be avail-
able from 2 until 5 p.m. and fol-
lowed by karaoke at 5 p.m.
Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting at 11 a.m.

VFWPost #9528
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post hours are from noon
until 8 p.m., Monday through Sun-
July 4: Annual celebration
with food being served from 12:30
until 3 p.m. for a donation of $7.
The meal will be pork. roast, baked
beans, cole slaw and potato salad.
Music will be from 1:30 until 4:30
and it will be karaoke by Deborah.
There will also be a washer pitch,
shuffleboard, cake auction and
more. All proceeds from this event
will go to Hospice.
Wednesday Ladies Auxiliary
dinner, call for more information.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7 p.m.
for a $10 donation. Dancing imme-
diately follows the dinner.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions. The
game room has a regulation-size
pool table.
e Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. Com-
mander Don South is available at
(863) 467-2882.

VFWPost #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Happy hour is from 4 until 6
p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Monday: hot soup day begin-
ning at noon. A bowlfor a buck.
Tuesday: volunteer chef's din-
ner special: Serving begins at 5 p.m.
Call (863) 763-2308 for the menu.
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able. Darts will be at 7 p.m.
. Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
'* Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
Saturday: dollar dogs at noon.
Live music and dancing at 7 p.m.
* Sunday: every third Sunday
we will host a pot-luck birthday din-
ner. All other Sundays are variable.
Call (863) 763-2308 for the sched-
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OHS sends six to state rodeo finals I!ttr1 *b6-

By Lorna Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Five Okeechobee High
School (OHS) athletes have
qualified for this weekend's
Florida High School Rodeo state
finals to be held at Brighton
Team members qualifying
for this event are Autumn
DeCarlo, Bobbi Jo Haberlandt,
Jessica Ziglar, Chasey Bass,
Logan Coker and A.J. Summer-
DeCarlo is a junior at O.H.S.
and will compete in the barrel
racing event.
Haberlandt is also a junior
and will compete in barrel rac-
ing and goat tying.
Ziglar is a freshman and will
compete in pole bending, bar-
rels and girls' cutting.
Bass, a freshman, will com-
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Bobbi Jo Chasey
Haberlandt Bass

Coker, another freshman at
OHS, is entered in the saddle
bronc and bull riding events.
Summerford, a junior, is
competing in boys' cutting.
These young scholar/athletes
will face 90 other contestants for
the right to represent the state of
Florida at the National Finals
Rodeo to be held in Gillette,
Wyo., July 18-24. Only the top
four competitors in each event
will make the trip.

The start of
the season was delayed due to
last year's hurricanes. It finally
got started with the first rodeo of
the season being held on Oct. 16
at Big Cypress. The team trav-
eled to Perry, Ga., Cocoa, Lake-
land, Davie, Zolfo Springs,
Ocala, Brighton, Green Cove
Springs, Kissimmee, Williston,
Pierson and Palatka. They trav-
eled many miles and practiced
many hours to qualify for the
state finals.

Logan A.J.
Coker Summerford

Rodeo competition was just
a part of their qualification -
they also had to maintain a 2.0
grade point average while they
traveled around the state.
The rodeo is scheduled to
take place at the Brighton Semi-
nole Reservation on June 23 at 6
p.m., June 24 at 6 p.m. and June
25 at 1 p.m.
The state cutting finals will
held Thursday, June 23, at the St.
Lucie Fair Grounds on S.R. 70
East starting at 9 a.m.

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Sports Briefs

Grid conditioning
program under way
Summer conditioning sessions
have begun at Okeechobee High
School for the Brahman football
The sessions will be from 4 until
6 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays,
Thursday and Fridays throughout
the summer. Anyone intending to
try out for the football team in the
fall should attend these condition-
ing sessions.
For information, call the Brah-
man field house at (863) 462-5050
and leave a message and an assis-
tant coach will return the call.
Youth football
sign ups planned
Sign-ups for the new Pop Warn-
er football league and cheerleading
program will take place on June
25, July 2, 9 and 16 at Teen Town
from noon until 4 p.m.
Parents must provide copies of
the child's birth certificate, their
most recent report card and a cur-
rent physical at registration. The
cost of registration will be $75.
For information contact James
Shockley at (863) 634-3482, Albion
Crowell at (863) 697-2576 or Kris-
ten Barker at (863) 697-6073.
Golf tourney
is rescheduled
The Lady Yearlings Golf Tourna-
ment has been rescheduled for
Sunday, June 26, at the Okee-
chobee Golf & Country Club.
Registration will take place at I
p.m. The tee off will take place at 2
p.m., with a rib dinner to follow.
The fee for this tournament is
$160 per team. Any team playing in
the high school soccer tournament
on June 25 can play Sunday for half
For information, contact Bruce
Conrad at (863) 697-0952.
Hours announced
for community pool
The Okeechobee Sports Com-
plex swimming pool hours of
operation are: June 2 Aug. 7,
Tuesday- Saturday from 12'30 until
6:30 p.m., Sunday from 1 until 5
p.m., Tuesday and Thursday
evenings from 7 until 9 p.m. (family
night swim); Aug. 8 Oct. 30: Tues-
day through Friday from 4 until 7

p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.. until 5
p.m., Sunday from 1. until 5 p.m.

The pool is not open during school
hours. When school is in session
the pool is used for physical educa-
tion and other school-related activi-
ties. For information, contact the
pool office at (863) 467-7667.
YMS hosting -

will run July 11-15 from 8 a.m. until
The cost for either camp will be
$40 per camper.
For information contact YMS at
(863) 462-5056.
YMS to keep

basketball camp gymnasium open
Yearling Middle School will host YMS will be offering open gyms
two separate summer basketball this summer.
camps. The gym at Yearling Middle
The first camp will be June 27 School will be open on June 22
July 1 from 8 a.m. until noon for and 24 for boys basketball from 5
second and third grade students, until 8 p.m.
and from 1 until 5 p.m. for fourth On July 18, 20 and 22, they gym
and fifth grade students. will be open for girls volleyball
The second session will be for from 3 until 5 p.m.; and, boys bas-
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At the Movies

The following movies are now F
showing at the Brahman Theatres

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 III "Herbie Fully
Lo'-ded" (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-


Volunteers needed
to aid assault victims.
The Sexual Assault Assistance
Program is seeking volunteers inter-
ested in helping victims of sexual
violence. Volunteers provide confi-
dential assistance to victims and
their families including answering
hotline and providing emotional
support and information/referrals.'
Volunteers are on-call for emer-
gency response from their home.
On-call times are arranged accord-
ing to the volunteer's schedule.
Complete training will be provided
during the 30-hour class to be held
in Okeechobee. If you feel compas-
sion for victims of sexual assault
and want to provide a valuable
service to your community, contact
Dori Fowler, volunteer coordinator,
at 1 (800) 569-7273.
Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house calls?
They will come to your home to
discuss the required safety equip-
ment needed on your boat. This
service is free.'Ydif will recer,.e ,1
cordial, infornatiaxe ard confiden-
tial boat inspecuonr. A\esel safety
check decal will be placed on boats
that meet all the requirements. Call
(863) 467-3085 to arrange a boat
Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwanted,
abandoned and injured ferrets. For
information, call (863) 763-4333.
Equipment available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is welcome
to stop by the post and pick out
what they need. There is no charge
and anyone is welcome. This is not
restricted to veterans. Call the Post
at (863) 763-2950.
looking to expand
The Just for Kicks barbershop
quartet group is looking for 'men
Who like to sing. Tenors, baritones,
leads and basses are all invited to
join our group. We practice on
Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Okee-
chobee Health Care Center, 1646
U.S. 441 N. Join us in singing some
old time songs and community
entertainment: We are looking to
expand our group. Good clean fun
and a great sound are our objec-
tives. For information, call (863)
763-0175 or (863) 467-6347.
Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a differ-
ence in the lives of others? Rauler-
son Hospital Auxiliary has many
opportunities of service for adults
seeking volunteer work. Volunteer
as little as four hours a week or as
many as 20 hours. Morning or after-
noon shifts are available. Many
opportunities currently exist and
new programs to begin soon.
Please contact the lobby desk at
Raulerson Hospital for a volunteer
application. For information, call
(863) 763-2151, ext. 3312. The hos-
pital's Volunteen Program-(ages 14-
17) begins in June.
Items needed
by wildlife center
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center, 14895 N.W 30th Terrace, is
seeking paper towels, old large tow-
els, blankets, old kennels, a push
lawnmower, gardening utensils and
laundry detergent. Anyone wishing
to donate any of the above items is
asked to call (863) 763-4630.







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ture, male, found Eagle Bay
Dr. Call to ID.
BLACK LAB MIX- large, male,
vicinity of Hwy 70 West
BLACK PUPPY, Approx 3,`
months old. Found near Abc"
Liqueur on Hwy. 70E.
TOOLS- found,
Young Female Cat Recently
Spayed. Okeetantie Area.
Call to identify.

COCKER SPANIEL- 11 yr old,
Male, Blind. Neutered
(863)357-4710 or
561-385-2624 Reward
LOST: cat, gray tiger, w/white
chest & white paws, male,
neutered, vic. of Four Sea-
sons. (863)763-2692

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
breed, small breed puppies,
3 females, 2 males.
KING SIZE BED- platform, no
mattress, good condition,
FREE. (863)675-7926.
KITTENS- 3, 8 weeks old.
Cute & Adorable. To Good
Homes Only! (863)763-2639
PUPPIES, 2V2 mo. old. Free to
good home. (863)467-4702
weeks old. Free to good
home. (863)675-2844
year old. Free to good home.
old &6 mo.'s old. Free to
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Job Information 225
Job Training 227
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Accounts Receivable Clerk,
full time with benefits. Fax
resume to 772-597-3300 or
call 772-597-3458.
Is accepting applications
for home health aides,
home makers & Part Time
Registered Nurse for the
Okeechobee area.
Please call (863)824-8733
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CALL (863)357-1655
Is Seeking a.Crew Leader
Salary Based on Experience
Call (863)467-4004 or
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3317 NW 40th Drive
Okeechobee, Fl 34972

Wanted. Salary neg. based on
experience & tools. Call
Class A CDL Required.
Benefits Available. Apply @
Walpole Feed & Supply
2595 NW 8th Street

Responsible cleaning person
for private home. The key
individual would have a dual
role & care for an elderly
person & drive when
necessary. Past references
& very clean driving history a
must! Call Debbie
M-F 8:45am- 3:30pm

Foreman/Mechanic. Located
in Kenansville. Transporta-
tion required. 863-634-7455

Local Construction Company
Looking for person
EXPERIENCED in framing,
roofing, carpentry, drywall,
p irshirig u& riii work.
Class D license required.
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.

All around maintenance
person to do lawns,
wash trucks etc.
Do not call after 3:30 P.M.
Person with tools preferred
Salary Negotiable
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Neeedd410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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Antiques 516
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
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 K Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 425
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
-Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods.' 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Gamep 730
VCRs ,735
Wanted to Buy '740

3.5 ton package unit w/heat
$1375 (954)309-8659

.HALL TREE- Oak, with bench.
Umbrella holder & hat
hooks; $1200.

on metal stand $25

MAGIC CHEF- Frost Free.
S$100. (863)763-7989
TOR (Fridaire 17 cu63 ft)
white, $300 for both.,
REFRIGERATOR- 19 cu. ft.,
Frostfree, asking $75.
tric,Brand new. Never used.
$250. (863)763-7950
Heavy Duty. Excellent condi-
tion. $200 for both.
more, matching set, excel-
lent condition, $220 for both
WASHER- front end Iloid.r 4
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1 63)4J67-6434

hium, Excellent roari iori,
New $1000. A:;ing $125
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ROOF PANES (4 Fuoam lr'u
iaiea 36"W,, 25'L $20 lor
all. will sep 1863iJ57-3t9

Area Rug, 5<7. Saiari Palm,
e.,c Iornd 5 0

BABY ITEMS boys ilolne-.
l.ys, loo many |i nirilon
$100 ir all or will ,pjrajt
BABY ITEMS- crib w, bumper
guard highricair 2 bags ol
baby cloirei i$175 oi wIII
sep (8631697-3945

Football & Baseball C arjCoi-
lei:lirn &, 86 Michael Jordan
Card $1500 lor all Call
nuiri wriod aftiri redwuorid
ihanish i$15 1863)98.3-1848
QUILTS, 2 Beautiful. Hand
Painted & Hand Made 1 o
Birs & 1 of Bunerliies $500
will sep 1863)4-67-80

:P 256 MB Ram, Mrniiior
KevboarO. Mouse ,. LOiL; .I
games $150 863-8(41-00158

bums & more $100 will
separate 863-634-5038

circa late 1800's, needs some
work $150 (772)418-0018
Very Gdod Condition $50
BUNK BED, wooden, with built
in drawers & desk, $550.
& Headboard $75 for both or
will separate (863)697-3945

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Fiddler Teacrer in the Glades
or Hendry County area
PIANO, Penninglon, Uprighl
4'l00 (863467-5438
walnul iinisn, with bencri,
needs luning. asking $150
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ci:jnditin $20

BULLDOG PUP- Maie, no pa-
perc $200 (863)634-7108
AK.C reg 5-miale Ready
June 9in $325 Casri only
Males I Fernaie 5 w.s old
Cal Aine ,, (0863i357-3528
leave message
& wormed. $200
Fui blooded. no papers $1060
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3 Males, 1st shots.
& wormed. $200. -
3 Males, 1st shots
& wormed. $200.

adaptor, case, instructions,
$200 (863)467-0462 leave

Full futon bottom, twin top,
black metal frame $100
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
$300./all. (863)674-0467.
2 Lights. $80.
white, good condition, $50.
Light oak, good condition $75
6' long, light oak color, $85
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.
SPRING- Serta, King size,
$150. (863)227-6210.
pcs. Too many items to list.
Like new. $1000 for all, or
best offer. (863)357-3723
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.
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.

CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
Complete rebuilt engine.
.Good condition. $2000.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or

SHOTGUN 410- double barrel,
good condition, $375.
(863)467-1761. ,.
,num, 6 shot, Western Style,
':.i. i~3 i-1bi7-17,I

Excellent cond. $20
Pr. Form. Taiiwind 1i $50
18, 31612 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
Micllnos 65i.

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

A.E. Backus, H. Newton,
Highwaymen Art.
L__ .

Agriculture I

Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed/Products 8f0
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies,
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Flowers 865

$20. @.

all pressure treated, $3500
value will sell $1200,you
move. (863)467-5906

Great personality. Experi-
enced rider. $2500 or best
offer, (863)357-3325
MARE, 5 yrs. old. Not broke,
14.3 Hands. $500
MARE, Quarter Horse, 10
years old. Runs barrels. Kid
safe' $1500 (863)763-3631
Saddle, Veach, western,
16/2 in. seat, 3 mos. old,
$1500. 863-467-2104 or

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

Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. (863)357-6202
All Cub w/42" mower. Runs
good. $1350.
. Runs good $500.
(863)675-4557 After 5pm

From travel trailer $20 for both
PUMP, Old, Orange, Home
Lite, 3" w/8 hp. B&S on
spring frame w/lifting han-
dle. $150 (863)467-0139
TOILETS New, standard size,
never used, $50 each.
Buying a car? Look in
the classified. Selling
a car? Look in the

JACUZZI, 6 Person. Good
condition w/cover.
$1000 863-634-5943

Vlaniaumji. 200 w1 h 1x1rn
$1495 (239)657-2381

Goods 0
POOL TABLE- 4x8, needs new
liner, includes sticks, balls,
$150. (863)675-4912 leave
POOL TABLE- 8' egjl iiu
cranberry cloth, ss sides,
accessories included, $1000
neg. (239)770-8488.

Recvr, amp, phono, tape,
5-disc CD, 250 watt Speak-
ers $250. (863)763-1457
SPEAKER -12" Audio Bahn, in
box w/neon light, asking
$125. (863)697-8547.

RADIO, Old Fashioned Look
-riC:m.i L Ile,:lOr,! Edilnon,
w/cassette. $50

CHAIN SAW- McCullach, new
in box, never used $110,
truck or a 4 wheeler. $100.

condition. 6 mo. old $500.
:HiClea lrs 0732

Do-It-Yourself Ideas

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refreshments to the guests and eliminate all those
trips to the kitchen. This tea cart project is built from
standard pine lumber, and all of the curved cuts are
traced from full-size patterns. It measures 30 inches
long by 16 inches wide by 28 inches high.
Tea Cart plan (No. 708) ... $7.95
Hutches Package (No. C26)
Four other projects ... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
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Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property i915
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent c35
Resort Property *
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space
Rent 960

Waterview, Furnished w/
Screened porch, boat slip,
pool, tennis. $1200 mo.

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

College Guy's Need
Roommate. Starting
.:jII 'v.i:'ir'- i tti in1 IC f3lt : vllh

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property r Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 10I15
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
'Land Sale 10401
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 10o0
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1060

F ir ,r I u.i iestions
iii 1vaul ':, -3'-7610
Pipe iill,. irr ij,]ije ,',i i

OKEECHOBEE- 3br,V c ,'t CmS
Waiili-i rijeI. 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.
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regularly:
the ocassifieds.,

mercial/Industrial 200'x315'
I.n City limits. Call Don

Lot 3, Block 7, asking
$23,500, (772)334-2217.
Basswood Estates
Approx. 1/4 acre. $26,500.
By owner. (407)973-6503

Mobile Homes

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

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

MOBILE HOME- 12x64, ready
to move, $4500 or best offer
60'x1 2', Screen porch, Car-
port & Shed. Close to lake.


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

ALUM. V BOTTOM- Chrysler,
14', 25HP, Merc oars, an-
chor & 2 tanks. galvanize
trailer $1495.302-422-4992
pletely redone w/aluminum
trailer. $2000
Galvanized rocket boat trailer
w/home made boat. $150
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $200.
JON BOAT- New Lund 14ft,
with trailer, $1800 or best
offer. (863)467-8161.
MERCURY '01, 25 HP electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
Floating Dock. $800 of best
offer. (863)763-3451
SEA KAYAK, '98 Perception
Eclipse, paddle, $700.
WELLCRAFT 18'- CC, John-
son 110 SW, tdr, bimini, fish
finder, bait well, cover,
$4700 (863).599-0923.

29', Sleeps up to 8. Low
mileage. $16,000.
CAMPER- '98, fits Ford Rang-
er PU, low top, fiberglass,
$300. (863)824-8749.
Good condition. $1000 or
best offer. (863)763-8261
'93- 27', excellent cond,
.)0 0863it.69'7.2180
F I- uOl :ondiion 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., Gilliq
.chssis, 3208 CAT, all the
extras, int. redone, $49,900,
incl. Roadmaster tow pkg.
behind. $10000. Or best offer
Honda, '2000 $100.
RV 23' not licensed for road
in FL, Located in Lake Worth
will del. to Okeechobee.
$1500 (561)310-6611 Terry

12 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, June 23,2005


BOAT MOTOR, Nissan 40 hp
Outboard w/elec. start, pwr.
trim & tilt. Oil Injected. Under
25 hrs. $2500 863-697-3161

PROPELLER, Sensenich, Pad-
dle Type for Air Boat, 78x50,
Brand new. $700
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the

GO CART, 2 Seater, 5.5 hp en-
gine. $350 or best'offer.
HONDA 185S, '83 & SUZUKI
SLT50, '87- run good, need
TLC,$1000 (863)357-1576
or (954)275-8111.
HONDA TRX -125 w/Reverse,
Electric Start, New Piston.
$500 (863)357-2549
YAMAHA 350, '86, blue, new
tires, good condition, $1100
or best offer (863)673-8741
YAMAHA PW8O, '95- runs
good, $350. (863)357-1960
or(863)634-5402 .

LITTLE GATOR- '65, 14', as is
$150. or best offer.
Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the world around you.
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
cessful people!


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts = Repair 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor retailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070

CADILLAC DeVille- '88,
Champagne, 91M, Runs &
looks great. $2500. or best
offer 863-990-6398 aft 5pm
Chevy Celebrity, '87, nice
clean car, good transporta-
tion, new tires, runs good,
: $750. (863)634-4076
'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
Dr., Sedan, Good transporta-
tion. $1000 (863)467-1910
Pontiac Lemans, '72, 350
Chevy eng., 1100 Turbo
trans., dual exhaust, $1500.

cyl., Auto., PW, A/C, Looks
& Runs great. $1500 or best
offer. (772)461-2629
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, 2570hrs ex.
cond. $4000 (561)723-5213

FORD BRONCO, '87, 4x4 -
runs, needs some work,
good tires, no leaks, $1500
firm. (863)634-4338.

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

new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Nev-
er ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
FORD PICK UP 1976, Body
rough. Does run. 6 cyl. w/4
speed. $300 (863)763-1370
HEADS: For 300 cu. in.
straight 6 Ford engine,
valves ground. Ready to in-
stall. $100 (863)467-6101
(5)- off road, 8 lug, $125.
REAR END- for F350, $100.

TIRE, Brand. New' Michelin &
Ford Wheel. $85
TIRES- 11/20, Military tread. 6
lug rims. $350.
TIRES (2) Michelin. LT
285/75R16's. $75
TIRES (4) 17" R6517. Rare
Deal! Asking $225.
TRUCK CAP, Leer, High Top,
Fits full size Chevy. Pd.
$1300, Asking $300.
VW FOX ,'88- mainly parts, no
frame, $300.


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
mls. Runs excellent. $1800.
Firm. (863)763-3451
GMC S15 PU, '88- red, runs
good, $1500. rieg.
TOYOTA PU,'88- 4 speed, 4
cylinder, alot of new parts,
$900. (863)634-7706.
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some,
extra bucks when you
sell your used Items in
the classifeids.

neck. 18', Heavy duty.
$1500. (772)489-6837
w/ running boards & tires
$150 (863)675-0969
Earn 'some extra cash.
Sell your used items in
the classifieds

CHEVY VAN, '89- w/windows,
asking, beige w/ brown
stipe, runs good, $2500
neg.. (863)763-1751.
PLYM. VOYAGER 1988, Good
engine, no rust, good tires,
power steering leaks. $795
: neg. (863)612-0111
AC/PS/CD, new tires, hitch,
runs great, low miles, $1500

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Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

CASE NO.: 2005-CP-078
The administration of the ESTATE OF
MIGUEL GOMEZ, deceased, File Num-
ber 2005-CP-078, is pending in the
ji,, ,.I r,:,,,i (,), nif,.'h,:,t.- c.uu,,li
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il I> i I,, :.i.,e HL ri' :: try
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorneys are set forth be-
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
'All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the cdeneder's estate,
Including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must tile their
claims with this Court WITHIN THREE
"h,0 ,1 ;,| Ih,. It ,Y l,,"jra i,vi: .,4 this
SAnastadia Medrano
Personal Representative
J t. lh M H lrlll y Jr
Attorney for Personal Representative
Post Office Box 418
606 W. Sugadand Highway
Clewiston, FL 33440
(863) 983-5297
*64808 ON 6/23,30/051

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Community Events

Wildlife center hosts summer camp
Arnold's .Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will host its annual
summer camp during the month of June. This wildlife education
camp is open to campers ages 8-12. The next session will be June
27-July 1. The camp will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The cost
is $100 per camper. Campers will learn about wildlife and the
environment. There %% ill be a day devoted to survival in the wild.
Florida Wildlife Conservation officers Kevin Losee and Sean Smith
will teach the young campers hov, to survive in the wilderness.
There will also be daily crafts, one large take-home cralt, ice
cream parties, and a field trip to River Woods which includes a
pontoon boat ride. Since enrollment is limited, it is important to
sign up as soon as possible. For 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 Count) Annex, St. Lucie West Cpuo house, 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, 111IS. Parrott Ave.,
in Okeechobee. The meeting is to seek help to organize events for
the upcoming class reunion in October. For information, call Kim
( Rilev) Hargrav es at (863) 634-6322.
Lake Denton offering summer camps
Lake Denton Caimp in A\on Park is offering summer camps to
Lie held July 2-.5, July 6-8 and July 9-12. We also have dates avail-
able year-round lor camp rental for your church, family reunion or
group. For information, call Pam at (863) 453-3627 or (863) 634-
9280 Their website is lakedentoncamp.org.

Church celebrating 90th anniversary.
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee, 200 N.W.
Second St., will celebrate its 90th anniversary on July 3. One com-
bined worship service %\ill be held at 10 a.m. The service will be
followed by the 90th anniversary program, and then the great
American picnic at noon. \Ve are searching for.old pictures or arti-
facts ol the church. Please contact the church office at (863) 763-
402 1, lor information.

Application available for ESE scholarships
The Okeechobee County School Board Exceptional Student
Education Department has sent out letters to parents of ESE stu-
dents that may be eligible for John McKay scholarships. An eligible
student is a child that has an active IEP, and was enrolled in public
school in Okeechobee during both the October and February child
counts. The scholarship can be used to attend a private school that
accepts the students, or students may attend another public school
that has a similar program. There is an application process that can
be accessed through the internet at vwwv.l1doe.org. For informa-
tion, call Cathleen Blair, ESE director, at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255.
The deadline for applications is July 3.
BHR church plans vacation Bible school
The Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, will host
vacation Bible school July 18-22 from 9 until 11:30 a.m. daily. Chil-
dren from kindergarten to high school are invited to join an excit-
ing and fun time of games, crafts, music and Bible lessons. Kids
will learn all about prayer as they participate in the Kingdom of the,
Son-Praver Safari. There is no charge for this free adventure into
God's word. Beginning July 5, parents can register their children by
calling the church office at (863) 357-6500 from 9 a.m. until noon
Fellowship Church hosts Bible school
The Believers Fellowship Church, 300 S.W. Sixth Ave \ ill 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-
registration 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 pro-
gram will be held Sunday, July 17, at I 1 a.m. by the children. For
information or transportation call (863) 763-2983, or (863. 467-
6654 after 4 p.m.
Children's council seeks volunteers
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of a
few fine people to submit an application to the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Board of County Commissioners to be a part of the council. Gov-
ernor Jeb Bush makes the final appointments with terms of two or
four years. The council meets monthly to discuss programs and
needs of the children in the community. Once a year, agencies
request funds through a grant process. Each council member
"adopts" an agency or two as their own and monitors the pro-
grams' services that they provide to our children. Those interested
in completing an application should contact Cathleen Blair, execu-
tive director at (863) 462-4000, ext. 255.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a regular meeting of the Board of County Commis-
sioners of Okeechobee County, Florida, on the 9th'day of June, 2005, a Resolu-
tion was adopted pursuant to Sections 336.09 and 336.10, Florida Statutes,
whereby the County of Okeechobee vacated, closed, abandoned and disclaimed
all rights of the county and the public in a county right-of-way further described
as follows:
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Board of County Commissioners
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
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