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Vol. 96 No. 179


Tuesday, June 28, 2005


504 Plus tax


Lack of homes impacts schools


By D. Hamilton
and Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
"The bottom line of what is at
stake here is the quality of educa-
tion for our children," said Julie
Reno, Okeechobee County School
Board human resources director.
The lack of affordable housing
options in Okeechobee has taken
its toll within the teaching commu-
nity and has Ms. Reno at a point of
desperation. Okeechobee County
still has 29 teaching positions that
must be filled before Aug. 2 when


"The school board has lost applicants due to
there not being anywhere for new teachers to
live."
Julie Reno
Okeechobee County School Board
human resources director


newly-hired teachers begin two
days of orientation.
The school district employs 506
teachers and many are long-term
staff members. To help relieve the
pinch, the district has five retired


teachers oh board, and those.
teachers receive their full retire-
ment pay plus a full teacher's
salary for their work.
A big roadblock in finding suit-
able housing for prospective


teachers is the high cost of what is
actually available to rent. Many of
the rentals within the local com-
munity are seasonal. Of those
available, the median price range
for renting a two bedroom, two
bathroom house is over $1,000 per
month.
The shortage of teachers locally
combined with the lack of housing
has. caused a considerable dilem-
ma for school board human
resources personnel.
"The school board has. lost,
applicants due to there not being--
anywhere for new teachers to


live," Ms. Reno said. "Although we
are making every effort to avoid it,
if teaching positions are not filled
we will have to fill positions with
substitute teachers at least for
the start of the school year."
According to Ms. Reno, her
office networks with colleges and
universities to find teachers, then
they network within the local
community to find the teachers a
place to live.
Recently, Ms. Reno attended a
See Schools Page 2


Want a pet?: Visit the animal shelter


18 arrested in
drug operation
Eighteen people were
arrested and booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail after
a reverse drug sting was held
late last week in the Douglas
Park area of Okeechobee.
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record high


Wrights take
bass tourney
The father/son team of
Larry and Cody Wright
showed why they were last
year's Anglers of the Year for
the Okee-Tantie Team Trail
when they brought their catch
to the weigh-in scale Sunday
afternoon at Okee-Tantie
Marina. It wasn't too long into
the weigh-in phase of the tour-
nament when Cody Wright
lifted a 29.13 lb. bag of bass
onto the scale to take over the
lead. The rest of the field
attempted to catch the leaders,
of what has been referred to
as the "toughest trail on the
lake", but to no avail. The
Wright team took home a
check for $1,650 for their day's
work.
Sports, Page 8

Drought Index
Current: 89
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.62 feet


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

Index
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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Okeechobee Animal Control Officer Gary
adoption at the animal shelter.


Animal shelter benefits community


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
"We're here to help the com-
munity," said Okeechobee Coun-
ty Animal Control Officer Gary
Barber.
Mr. Barber went on to say he
and his staff are open to sugges-
tions and ready to go the second
mile to make this a better com-
munity. They are available seven
days a week, 365 days a year.
After hours, animal control offi-
cers can be contacted through
dispatchers at the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office or the
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment.
Mr. Barber said that with the
growth of the county, many new
residents are unaware of animal
control regulations. The animal
control officers operate under
ordinances enacted by Okee-
chobee County and by the City of
Okeechobee.
The duties of animal control
officers, as defined in these ordi-
nances, include enforcing all fed-


eral, state, county and city ordi-
nances pertaining to animal reg-
ulations, apprehending danger-
ous animals, issuing citations to
owners of animals in violation of
ordinances, investigating accusa-
tions of animal cruelty, respond-
ing to complaints of injured ani-
mals or animals creating a
nuisance and working with other
governmental and private agen-
cies.
The ordinances also regulate
such things as the number of ani-
mals that can be kept on a partic-
ular property, animals running at
large and penalties for violations.
In addition, both ordinances
require a driver who strikes an
animal to stop and render such
assistance as may be practical
and immediately report such
injury or death to the appropriate
law enforcement agency and the
owner, if known.
One recent problem men-
tioned by Mr. Barber is the issue
of wolf hybrids as pets. This is the
type of dog that results from
breeding a wolf and domestic


dog. He said this is pushing the
envelope of domestic animals.
According to information
released by the Humane Society
of the United States, these hybrid
animals cannot live in the wild
and often exhibit a temperament
that would be unsuitable for a
pet. The humane society states
that they are destructive, unpre-
dictable, rarely trainable and very
adept at escaping from confine-
ment.
All animal control officers are
state certified and two are trained
in euthanasia. One of the servic-
es provided by animal control
officers is to provide euthanasia
for pet owners when necessary.
"It is job we hate to do," Mr.
Barber stated, and added that his
staff has to be diplomatic and
compassionate at such times.
In Florida, a pet lemon law
protects pet buyers and sellers.
The Division of Animal Industry
of the Florida Department of
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News Briefs

County Fire/Rescue
seeking volunteers
OKEECHOBEE The volunteer
division of the Okeechobee County
Fire/Rescue Department is seeking
qualified applicants.
Requirements include: a high
school education or GED; clean
driving record; and, no criminal
record. Applicants must also take
the state TABE test and receive a
score of 12.9.
Testing for volunteer positions
will be held all applica-
tions must be completed by June
30.
Applications are available at 501
N.W Sixth St. in Okeechobee.
For information, contact Margie
Johnson at (863) 763-5544.

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


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Agriculture and Consumer Affairs
enforces this law. If people have
problems in that area, Mr. Barber
said his office could point people in
the right direction.
Animal control officers encour-
age adoption programs.
"Our biggest concern is putting
healthy animals back into the com-
munity, "Mr. Barber said.
All animals up for adoption are
spayed or neutered to keep the ani-
mal population down.
In the case of inured animals,
Mr. Barber said there are animal
rescue leagues with big hearts. For
instance, there is a special needs
program in Cooper City for injured
animals that will send a driver to
Okeechobee to rescue injured ani-
mals.
Animal Control Officer Rosetta
Allen has connections with no-kill
animal shelters that take unwanted
animals that have been left at the
shelter, or picked up by animal con-


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The animal shelter received
over 540 animals in May and will
probably have that many in June.
The facility has 30 kennels that can
be divided by partitions in the mid-
dle to hold up to 60 dogs. In addi-
tion, the facility has 16 quarantine
kennels and can keep up to 40 cats.
They are usually at 98 percent
capacity.
The public is encouraged to visit
the facility. They are also encour-
aged to donate used towels and
blankets to the facility.
Mr. Barber said that eventually
they hope to have an advisory com-
mittee. He said that as the county
grows, his staff's job is getting big-
ger.
Currently, there are four full-
time employees at animal control
with one vacant part-time position.
The newest member of the staff is
Joe Sapuppo, who has been on
board for three months. He comes
to animal control after 18 years in
law enforcement.
Mr. Sapuppo said he was look-
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three-day Teach-In in Orange
County, a statewide teacher-recruit-
ment event put on by the Florida
Department of Education. Okee-
chobee schools competed with
larger school districts for appli-
cants.
According to Ms. Reno, while
some Florida counties hire new
teachers by extending contracts to
prospects to teach "somewhere in
the county" during statewide
teaching job fairs, Okeechobee has
a different philosophy. Ms. Reno
said they will not sign a contract
with prospective teachers unless
they visit the city, meet the staff and
buy-in to the community first.
"They are buying the whole
package," she said.
The county school board has
traveled to at least 10 Northeastern
and Midwestern states this year in
search of teaching professionals to
fill its vacancies.
Efforts to assist new teachers in
finding suitable housing reach as


far as St. Lucie County. Ms. Reno
said that some teachers who have
been hired in Okeechobee County
can only find living arrangements
in a roommate situation with
another teacher hired in a neigh-
boring county. She has contacts in
St. Lucie, Highlands and Indian
River counties for possible rentals
and roommate situations for new
teachers.
The need for so many teachers
came about for variety of reasons.
"There are many factors," Ms.
Reno said. "Attrition -- some have
retired and some moved away
because of the storms last year.
There are new allocations because
of the reduced class sizes, and
growth continues. There is no one
big factor. All are contributing fac-
tors."
While many new housing
developments are in the offing,
help is needed within the next
month. Ms. Reno is appealing to
the community for help finding
available housing for nevw teachers.
She asks if anyone knows of any-
thing for rent or for sale to please
call the school board at 462-5000,
ext. 222.


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Courtesy photo
Access and Opportunity
The Indian River Community College Access & Opportunity scholarships were awarded
to (front row left to right) Alyssa Willie, Peritz Samuels and Davisha Moore by (back row
left to right) Pat Alfrey and Sam Smith.


Courtesy photo
Academic Scholars
The Indian River Community College Academic Scholarships were presented to (front
row left to right) Leeth Clements, Danielle Witter and Kendra Jones; (back row left to
right) Pat Alfrey of Indian River Community College, Ashley Ronnko, Jennifer Cletzer and
Sam Smith of Indian River Community College.


Staff photo/Audrey Blackwell
Barbecue fundraiser
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce held a luncheon cookout in the park Friday as
a fund-raising activity. Grilled chicken, potato salad, baked beans, a roll and a cookie
sold for $5 for dark meat and $6 for white meat. The day was a huge success with the
Chamber of Commerce selling over 350 dinners before the end of the day.


Take Stock in Children
The Indian River Community College Take Stock in Children scholarships were present-
ed to (front row left to right) Eduards Arellano, Illinorse Hardy, Janet Pineda, Heather
LeFevre, Mayreli Garcia, Donald Yates; (middle row left to right) Pedro Alvarez, Jose
Nunez, Daniel Rickards; (back row left to right) Pat Alfrey of I.R.C.C., Jeffery Coker,
Regal Santacruz and Sam Smith of I.R.C.C.


NOW HIRING!!!!
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Security Control Center
Okeechobee County Sheriff's Deputy Akins was at the
control panel at the new county courthouse security con-
trol room during the county bar association tour of the
new facility on Friday. Over 20 local attorneys, all mem-
bers of the Okeechobee Bar Association, met for a com-
memorative group photo after the tour.


Obituary


James Carlton
Hayes, Sr.
James Carlton (Carl) Hayes,
Sr., age 66, died.Wednesday, June
8, 2005.
Mr. Hayes was a native of
Okeechobee and was known for
his guide service and commercial


fishing on Lake Okeechobee.
Survivors include: son, Jimmy
Hayes of Springfield, Ohio;
daughter, Sharon Hayes Meyers of
Ocala; and, two grandsons,
Shane and Trent Meyers, both of
Ocala.
Mr. Hayes was the son of the
late John R. and Mary E. Hayes.


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RVRent
We live in an RV park and want to know if our rent can be
raised to any amount that the owner wants, and at any time? (Edi-
tor's Note: Thanks for calling. According to Florida statutes, RVs
are not protected by state law. Because of that, lot rent can be
raised any amount at any time. Mobile homes, however, are pro-
tected by state law. According to state statutes, lot rent for mobiles
homes can only be raised once year and only for a specified per-
centage.)


Traffic Light
I think the light at S.R. 70 and U.S. 98 needs to be checked. This
is a construction zone and the light is not working properly. It stays
red way too long, especially in the middle of the day.


Fallen Cows
I was behind a trailer pulling a bunch of cows, and one of the
cows had fallen down and the rest of the cows were standing on
top of it. I don't know if it was a sick cow or what, but I have seen
this a few times and it is really sickening almost to the point of ani-
mal cruelty. If the farmers and cowboys don't load 30 or 40 cows
in the back of a trailer, this may not happen.


Thank You
My dog was missing and he was taken to a local veterinarian. I
would like to know who took him there so I can thank them. (Edi-
tor's Note: Thanks for calling. This caller left their phone number
with us. To reach them, please call our office at (863) 763-3134
andwe'll putyou in touchwith them.)


Fast Food
I would like to know why there are no fast food places north of
the main light in town and west of that light. What, we don't
count? Why do we have to go clear across town to get a hamburg-
er?


Lake Levels
When is water management going to get some of this water
out of Okeechobee? They are letting the lake get way too high and
it is the start of hurricane season. Last year the lake was way too
high and we had major hurricanes. They don't know how lucky
they were. They are putting all the people that live in Taylor Creek,
Buckhead Ridge, Treasure Island and all around the lake .in danger
for no good reason. Let the water out.


Car or Boat?
I saw something in Lock 7 over the weekend that I thought was
funny. There was a car boat there. They have a car mounted on
pontoons and they did their first maiden voyage on it.



Community Events

Children's council meeting changed
The regular monthly meeting for the Children's Services Council
has been scheduled for Monday, July 11, at 5 p.m. in the conference
room of the Okeechobee County School Board Office, 700 S.W.
Second Ave.


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


Dates for fall bazaar announced
The annual Fall Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show and Sale sponsored
by Xi Nu Sigma, the Avon Park Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, is sched-,
uled for Saturday, Oct.. 1, at Donaldson Park in Avon Park. Proceeds
from this fundraiser are used throughout the year for 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.





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Courtesy photo/First Baptist Church

Looking Back ...
Judge Henry Hudson Hancock (1868-1951) and his wife, Janie Sturgis (1870-1962) are shown here with Glenelen Davis,
daughter of Glen and Helen Rae Davis. Judge Hancock was the first county judge and later was the superintendent for
Okeechobee County schools. This photo also appears in the 1993 book by Twila Valentine and Betty Chandler
Williamson titled "Strolling Down Country Roads". Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of Okee-
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Upcoming Events


Tuesday
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. Every-
one is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in
finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census,
IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and
military information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or
(863) 467-5261.
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 interested
are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is located
next to next to the driver's license office located at 1857 U.S. 441 S.E. It is
a self-help group that offers support and education for people who have
been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-
affective disorder or dual diagnosis.


Wednesday
A.A. meeting meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W.Third St. This is an open meeting.
A.A. meeting meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. This will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. (behind the Brahman The-
atre). For information, call (863) 763-1191.
Lakeside Cruisin' Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-Mart
parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car you
may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while you
listen to the great oldies music.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old
time gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Randy
or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.


Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society 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
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in find-
ing who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and mili-
tary 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) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for
information..
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship
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 support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relation-
ships. 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. Par-
rott 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 avail-
able from 9 a.m. until noon:
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
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, contact
Merv Waldron at (863) 467-5744 or Dan Fennell at (863) 467-9461.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thurs-
day at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for and ill family member is welcome
to join us. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information and
ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-2321.


Community Events

Church offering Bible camp
The Seventh Day Adventist Church, 412 N.W Sixth St., will hold
a Space Mission Bible Camp June 28-30, from 6 until 8 p.m. For
information, call Carolyn Douglas at (863) 357-3680.


Hospital presents hurricane seminar
Are you prepared to address your health and medical needs in
the event a hurricane strikes Okeechobee County this year? Rauler-
son Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 S.E., will present a Hurricane Prepared-
ness seminar to replace Dine with the Doctor on Tuesday, June 28.
Dinner will start at 5 p.m., and the presentation will start at 5:30
p.m. all in the north dining room. For information and reserva-
tions, call Raulerson Hospital at (863) 763-2151, ext. 2702.


Class of '96 graduates to meet
Members from the class of 1996 will meet June 28 at 6:30 p.ri.
in the banquet room of the Clock Restaurant, 111 IS. Parrott Ave.,
in Okeechobee. The meeting is to seek help to organize events for
the upcoming class reunion in October: For information, call Kim
(Riley) Hargraves at (863) 634-6322.


Lake Denton offering summer camps
Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park is offering summer camps to
be held July 2-5, July 6-8 and July 9-12. We also have dates available
year-round for camp rental for your church, family reunion or
group. For information, call Pam at (863) 453-3627 or (863) 634-
9280. Their 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 will be held at 10 a.m. The service will be
followed by the 90th anniversary program, and then the great
American picnic at noon. We are searching for old pictures or arti-
facts of the church. Please contact the church office at (863) 763-
4021, for 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 www.fldoe.org. For informa-
tion, call Cathleen Blair, ESE director, at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255.
The deadline for applications is July 3.


BHR Christian Church plans Bible school
The Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, will host
vacation Bible school July 18-22 from 9 until 11:30 am. 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-Prayer 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.


Walk leader's meeting planned
A team leader meeting for the Making Strides Against Breast
Cancer 5K walk will be held Thursday, July 7, at 6 p.m. at the Visit-
ing Nursing Association, 208 S.E. Park St. The walk is planned for
Aug. 13. The meeting will be to discuss sponsorship share informa-
tion.


R.J. Gator's hosts blood drive
R.J. Gator's, 102 S.W. 14th St., will host a blood drive Wednes-
day, June 29, from 3 until 8 p.m. Each donor will receive a certifi-
cate for a free appetizer. Also, one winner will receive a dinner for
two.


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
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Brannon W. Jenkins, 32,
Okeechobee, was charged with
the purchase of cocaine (two
counts). His bond was set at
$10,000.
Roddy Lightsey, 39, Okee-
chobee, was charged with the
purchase of cocaine (two
counts). His bond was set at
$10;000.
Karen Ann Binion, 39, Pal-
metto, was charged with the
purchase of cocaine with intent
to deliver and possession of
cocaine. Her bond was set at
$10,000.
Donald C. Abbitt, 24, Lori-


da, was charged with' the pur-
chase of cocaine and posses-
sion of cocaine. His bond was
set at $10,000.
e Don Trent White, 45,
Okeechobee, was charged with
the purchase of cocaine and
possession of cocaine. His
bond was set at $10,000.
Brian Lee Inman, 47,
Okeechobee, was charged with
the purchase of cocaine and
possessioni.jof cocaine. His
bond was set at $ 10,000.
Donay Ray Phillips, 44,
Okeechobee, was charged with
the purchase of cocaine and
possession of cocaine. His
bond was set at $10,000.
Yadira Peralta Suazo, 32,
Okeechobee, was charged with
the purchase of cocaine, pos-
session of cocaine and a misde-
meanor charge of possession
of drug paraphernalia. Her
bond was set at $10,500.
e Teresa Kay Bast, 46, Okee-
chobee, was charged with the
purchase of cocaine, posses-
sion of cocaine and one count
of tampering with evidence.
Her bond was set at $1.5,000.
Jennifer Elaine Folmar, 41,
Okeechobee, was charged with
the purchase of cocaine, pos-
session of cocaine and tamper-
ing with evidence. Her bond
was set at $15,000.
Jason Lee Johnson, 29,
Okeechobee, was charged with
the purchase of cocaine, pos-
session of cocaine and tamper-
ing with evidence. His bond


was set at $15,000.
Gilford Elias Clark, 33,
Deland, was charged with the
purchase of cocaine, posses-
sion of cocaine and tampering
with evidence. His bond was
set at $15,000.
Michael Howard Rams-
burg, 36, Okeechobee, was
charged with the purchase of
cocaine, possession of cocaine
and tampering with evidence.
His bond was set at $15,000.
S Maria Antonia Rodriguez,
37, Okeechobee, was charged
with the purchase of cocaine,
possession of cocaine and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
Her bond was set at $15,000.
.* Michael Joe Allen, 19, Fort
Pierce, was charged with the
purchase of cocaine, posses-
sion of cocaine, possession of
marijuana and a misdemeanor
charge of possession of drug
paraphernalia. His bond was
set at $15,000.
Kenneth James Rich-
bourg, 21, Okeechobee, was
charged with the possession of
cocaine. His bond was set at
$5,000.
Robert Edwin Hargrave,
37, Okeechobee, was charged
with the purchase of marijuana
(felony) and possession of mar-
ijuana. His bond was set at
$10,000..
Wilford Garner, IV, 19,
Okeechobee, was charged with
the sale of cocaine and the pur-
chase of cocaine. His bond was
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as pets or "four legged lawn
mowers". Others are becoming
interested in raising and show-
ing horses.
Horse owners follow their
own set of safety rules for prop-
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horses. But those who share a
neighborhood with horse own-
ers should also take care when
interacting with horses.
Horses and humans can easi-
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humans take the time to under-
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If you are a dog owner, obey
the county's leash laws which
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If your dog is loose and gets into
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roadsides. Cans and glass bottles
are a hazard for horses and for
people who walk along the road-
side.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise program,
consult your doctor. This is espe-
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secretary of -.. As- that the hoso,: coin-
saation member' of tlhe editorial ... give "v board of the Stets port, sec- r for 1.I:'0,00Ti0 lo ri.
of the Florida Student Gov- pair o1f i..saw thlmchobee ernmietnt Association and chairman lie s.aid C ita. in ';HiiiCali on or
of the smeakers' mbuieai of thi Missouri of the comnumit lI iad
County Democratie Commii.tee. written '- that the project wwuld'
Mrs. Hanecock, local Brahman be 'oasidered in a second (tdeicioncy
cattle breeder, has been a member bill after the Easter holidays.,
of the cominlittee for several years, ased dr tnhe
..ymoney iB. a suppleient-.l budget


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The cit n t i t Democratic Eaur.juIols a.nd Hetlt, Asso-tendent of Schools, Toptka, Kan.
in 's s repreented by one ,nat latiot, for th(e tolinil year. Others isas. John tlhenilt. member of the
aind ote woean.s R L. Hblls and appointed lIclude J H. Bible. Vice- board of county commissioners of
sLodoneiaa iis, "pre'inc 1; Ri rshl-r.t; Mrs, Claude lil:oinh. PiNllas county and a .'ell-known
oDuranco, precinct 3, and H. H, i'i,.tetry and seal sale chairman, p,-n'iry to ('-al ,v'a ,' and CGen
raulerson and Annie arson, and S. H. NMcDoiiald, treasurer., trial Plorida, will act as toastmas-
precnlect 8, w re n.icfele without Tih annual meeting of the as- ter,.
opposition. This ieae'lete couty association took place March 16 with
siote T'ith st he orum ~ ~ Mrs. Grace Enstyn. field secretary Okeechobee Scouts tHave
c rom t e Ja nville office, Ov t Trip,
Th C'ticel this Slay %,ill be: Dlr. Ross Hague as special guests M. .. .eqat "VJJ hSM AA4
U. g. teB- Both gave instructional talks on eoutmaster Fiank Reeves took
Claude Pepper year-round work to be carried oil the local Scout troop for all vr'-i
George Smathers by the TB Association. County night stay at Opal last weekend,
U. A, e/,'LsCaslatirt- Nurse Hallite Thomas ,r.lertil a some of the boys vwalklhm. the en-
D it Rogers total of 112 li persons had been giv. tire db;t,, anid till i- rli'l-
wight Rogers -n [i, e chest: x-rayis iin ili. county I"ist
SClarence Stauffet? ri It.L (li recent mass survey,. After setting i tp ints, appetizing
Jiratl' fiutia RuitroWa atad EmUihasiai g the ,daigcr og a Meals were prepared, including
L'CiliitOs CommisAion---" communicable disease' st as to' 'bread cooked on a ist i.,. Saturday
Group 1- litrul, ri Hr i.. ,i lmanil )I 1 boring many boys lwent oil011
GradyAlbritton that necesary legislation has been xplora i iy trip, and cooked their
Wilhni C. King enacted einabling law enforcement own meals in the field.
J. F. Torribloe tlffics to ini'...diatelv )l.'.- a. per.- lHveF urged all boys to come to
Group T3- son so afflicted in hospitals, there- tihe ii'tliiLs iln order that they
SAnel Boyette by piro'idiii riolelti'un to the pub. may tak ad:in.iag of field f rip*-
Jerry W. Carter lie at la'f.. and tile companionship with Scouts.
err.obee RrerlPresent for last Wr.k' s n eating .1(rtihgi are held each Ti.r-day
WO.Scibe Repcdry WWLce- ,e Miss allied lins, Mrs. '--eting at the Legion Hail,
W, H.ndry l iae Boottger, Mr. and Mrs, a. It
.e o, o M, Mr-Dousald, Mrs.R. ., Link, Mrs. vernor'
Salter K WH.atord \ H Iunt, Mrs. J. W,. trxwn, Party
(.oh',ily ommissioer, Dit. 2- Mrs. H. H. Haiilerson, Rigir Joges,
Otil Chaidler Mrs. Ensign and Dr. Hagu- kee hotee by Boa

0ou11nty commiotter. Dit, 4- DELAYED TWIN The United States Coast Guard
0. 1. Clh.npinall BORN TO COW station at Stuart has advised the
E. Drawl O iJkr-echioli.:- First Annual Gover-
t :l:i, t-rw IN OKEECHOBEE nor's Day committee that they wilt
W. H, Harden, Sr. When young John D. Dr.iughiu, ii have tour boats in the yacht Pa-
Harle Williams a machinist in East tlk-., Ioi0-., rude on Sunday, April 16, 1950.
School Board, Distrit 8- 'went to his milk barn Fri,:lay This event promises to be one
J. H. Cone morning to care for his newly- of the most colorful rrc:,ttri ever
WV. J. 'Thomas fri-sh cow, he could hardly believe staged in Lake Okeechobeo waters,
,Scihoo, Boar, I..trict/ .- his eyes. Anothei calf hali arrived 'Plans are now being perfected for
J, H. Parker in the night, making the second at least 200 boats to iartii.ipai'
Dozier Smith half-Brahman for his family milk The Governor will leave from the
J. H, Tripp cow. municipal Pier at the bridge over
state Democratfi Erecntive "At first I thought one of my Onoshohatehee River (Taylor
Committeae- neighlior's calves. had slipped into Creek) on State Road 70 it 8:30
Virginia Culbreth the lot," lie said when he saw two a. in m. Sunday, April 16, ecoam-
Ruby Hancock frisky calves. Multiple births are panied by Wallace Sturgis, presi-
Coigresiionul Democrat,o most unusual, but both heifer dent-elect of the Florida state sen-
F.'r cutive Commnittee-. calves, normal and unusually large, ate, and B. Elliott, speaker-desig-
Man- are 8calnhlerilg all over the lot. nate of the house of representatives.
3J. H. Mine-hain, Sr, Draughon had purchased the Twp other boats will carry the
Z. K. Williams milk cow at the Okeeochobee Live- governor's party. All local frio(ds
Woman- ttoek market. The sire is a pure- of the governor are invited to be
Ruth A. Minebhun red Brahman bull, John Josh 0th, present and bid him bbon voyage.
Eva Mae Willnims owned by Dr. J, E. Wolf. 'he three boats leaving front


which will a,.quaimu the visitors
with :",1 the advantages of the Okee-.
chobee area. .(
Saturday night negro spiritual ,
singiu. will le held i PFlagler
Park. at 7:30 and a street dance
with the Hepsters and Billbilly
Band that traveled 1ith Governor
Warren during his campaign, fur-
nishing the nmsie. It is believed
that the Amnerican Legion will hold
their Saturday night dance in ad-
dition ito thl uther events planned,
A (leanup-paint-up and fix-up
:!Minp.izn will be launched with a
liust,L'.:, holiday April 5. All Hbu-
tiess houses that regularly close on
.- ,,ijit.,d,v afternoon will be closed
all l nty on that date.

Smathers To Speak Here '
George Smathers, candidate for
ilunotina.:it. for Uiited States Sen-
ator, will speak at Okeechobee on,
Miunday. April 3, at 1:30 p. m., ae-
cording to an annout-emeint mad;e
today by Ii, T. Stokes, Smathers'
SuAuIpigil manager.


o Depart From

t, Flotilla Planned


Okeeehobee will be joined by four
or five otherho ats at the bridge
near the mouth of the river. It is
expected that many boats from
Stti't .will join the party at the
i.vaa Locks as they proceed
ihirough the St. Lucie Canal from
Lake fikee',-ilihee to the Inland
W'a*erways.
John E. Pitts of the, Pelican
Yacht Club in Fort Pierce, has
promised the committee that at
least 100 -boats will join this flotilla
and escort them up the Indian
River to Fort Pierce where a re-
ception will be provided Sunday
evening.
'Newsreel companies have indi-
cated that they expect to have cam-
eramen on the bridge as the party
enters Lake Okeechobee, A boat
has been provided for members of
the press and several well-known
columnists have accepted an Invi-
tation to make the trip.


"HO! MIO DIO!"
The i',,;ll of -'.,nitt, Comn.
.misaioners of Oi-;eeh..'L.,e
(I a :l idi'j I-i for blid' for
land, ,li,:t.lbc iii, I .it o't paIs :
sen the bids 'ri ciwunmed n.1
One of I'thI ,it'r,; was tor
blo4teI8', on which ,h 1 o 'TI'
court house stands,
\Vi.n I .>r, ... Mobley
called thing to the : O'f,-tti,' Of
1". I'- ,1 ,["1.1 J,'.. l ,.ri n,,,ew.,al i
loeal p.at..ir store ,.'.-i J.,'
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Methodists to Hold


on Good Friday
The Okeechobee M.1tethodist church
will hold a three-hour Good Friday
service April 7, when the .passion
and stifferings of Christ will be re-
told in story and song.
The service Will begin at noon
and be built around the Seven Last
Words of Christ from the Cross:
.'Father, forgive them, for they
know not what they do"; "' fuila.
shalt thou i' with me in paradise";
"Woman, behold thy son"; -'My
God, my God, why hast thou for-
saken me"; "I ihitis", "It is fin-
ished"; "Father, into thy hbads I
commend my spirit."
The sorvi-%s Hill be divided into
2..-iilitin periods, with five minm-
utes of organ music preceding the
opening, and those ,it-tnidini may
come and leave at these intervals
or remain throughout the service.
It is expected, that several local
ministers will- participate in the
services and a movement is .under,
way to h 1a business houses close
for three hours during the Good
Friday services in order that
everyone in the coininulity will bb.
given an opportunity to attend.


Pahokee News


Changes Hands
The Pahokee News, a weekly
piiit.catia.I established in the pieo-
neer days by Charles Barfield, has
changed hands, according to an
announcement by A. C. Santo, for- (
mer editor and publisher.
Juhn H. Sutterlield is the new
eduor and publisher. Sutterfield
comes here from Lexington. Ky.
He is a gi:tiliiit of the University
of Keintucky, 'class of 194.1, and was
associated with the International
News Service before taking over
the'Pahokee News.
Santo was with the Palm Beach
Post Times, West Palm Beach, he-
fore re-establishing the News in
September, 1946,

Fire Causes $400 Damage
at Mrs. Della Holmes'
Residence Tuesday Night
Fire originaiiiig in the kitchen
of Mrs. Della Holmes' residence
ut 6 p. in. Tuesday was brought
under control before arrival of the
fire department. The blaze was
dtii'itilihi i to ,al oil itot v, explosion.
Mrs. Holmes estimated the damage
at between $300 and $400.
SI's. Holumes suil'fers her share
of bad luck. Her former home was
completely destroyed by fir,' late
in September.

Revival to Start April
n2nd at Independent
JBaptist Church
Elder E. E. Sweringen of South
JackSonville will arrive April 2 to
Begin a two-weeks series of evange-
'listic services at the independent
Baptist'church. liev. M. M. Mar-
tin announced that services will
be held each evening, beginning at
7:30 and lie urges that all inter-
ested people make plans to attend
r regularly.
e There will be gospel preaching,
s Christian testimonies and inspira-
tional singing each evening.
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Nationally-Known
Cowboys to Appear


CHIP MORRIS

Chip Morris, one of America's
top rodeo announcers, will be on
hand to assist in handling Okee-
ehobee's First Annual Governor's
Day World C(Ii. iiiii, Rodeo, to be
held April 15 and 16. Ciii, also
will work "Gallant Knight," an ed-
ucated dancing horse, performing
nine dance steps. The rodeo an-
nouncer, one time bronze rider and
halldi4g.ir has been announcing
for the past 15 years and lits ae-
peared at leading rodeos all ove
America.
lie lives at Baker. Mont., and
comes to Florida every witM-ir for
the rodeo circuit.
Chip with his trained horse was
a spotlight feature at the Cai'-..,
Stadium rodeo for four years, at
Pittsburgh, Washington, D. C..
Irershey. N. D., and many other
places. He thas worked and an-
nounced for Gene Autry and Roy
Rogers in their world chamlpion-
ship, rodeos.
Buck Lee, rancher and rodeo
producer of Okeechobee, who is in
charge of arrangements for the
First Annual Governor's Day
Rodeo, has secured top talent of
the rodeo world; along with the
best bucking stock in the state. The
big show will run for three hours
and there will be plefity of thrills,
spills and chills.

Tentative plans calls fur a big
ree fish, fry to be given inunedi-
,tely .rc:idhg the. rodeo,-. and
Ilais are being made to feed ten
o itelini ihusarid visitors,


Mayor H. H. Raulerson
Issues Proclamation
Concerning Census
Mayor Hiram II. Raulerson has
issued the followbtig proclamatioll
in regard to the 17th Decennial cen-
sus of the United States and its im-
portance to Okee.hobee:
Whereas, the i1th Decennial Cen-
sus of the United,States will be
conducted beginning on April 1.
1950, and
Whereas. all the inhabitants of
the City of Okeechobee are to be
enumerated in this Census, and
Whereas, the information. collect-
ed in the Census serves many use-
ful purposes, among which are ap-
portionment of representation in
Congress and other lj.-iara'..
bodies, measurement of markets
and purchasing power of commun-
ities and their inhabitants, allot.
ment of certain Federal and State
tax revenues and other financial
aid to cities, determination of fr.
tire needs for' public utilities and
services, and other useful purposes
loo numerous to mention here, and
Whereas, the accuracy and com-
pleteness of the Census for the
City of Okeechobee will determine
its population rank among the oth-
er communities of the country,
I b"o Hereby call upon every cit-
izen of Okeechobee to give his or
her fullest cooperation to the Cen-
sus enumerators when thev call at
our homes in April, 1950.
Done Under My HlOnd, this. 20tli
day of March, 1950. in the City of
Okeechobee, Florida.
II. H. RAULERSON,
Mayor of Okeechobee; Fla.
Attest: Lorena Pearce, City Clerk.

RED CROSS GOAL
IS $200' SHORT


Chairman 0. L. Itaiulerson has
announced that contributions in
the present Red Cross drive have
slowed down considerably. Ap-


t 01 l i~n proximately $200 short of the
quota, a total of $55 had been col.
..R..... RiS. elected as of Wednesday.
Nathan Zelmenovitz .was elected Raulerson earnestly wishes to re-
to steer activities for thie coming mind everyone that the Red Cross
year in the Rotary Club. Wilburn spent a total of $28,000 in this im-
Lawson will serve as vice-president mediate vicinity after the August,
and X. L. Garrison was re-elected 1949. hurricane, and this is our op-
as secretary-treasurer. portunity to show appreciation for
A board of directors is made up what has been done.
of T. WIV Conely, Jr., 8. R. Raif- Four more workers have joined
snider, Connie W. Raulerson and in the solleiation drive, Mrs. Paul
Leonard Berger. Robbins and Mrs. J. G. Kelley in
John G. Mills of Albany. New the Okeechobee region and Mrs.
York, was a visitor, and thie clnb Milton Thompson and Mrs. M. V.
now hast had 12 meenings with per- Raulerson working in tlhe aisitigc'
feet alt'ndtunce. area.,


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8 SPORTS The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, June 28,2005


Sports Briefs

Grid conditioning
program under way
Summer conditioning sessions
have begun at Okeechobee High
School for the Brahman football
team.
The sessions will be from 4 until
6 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays,
Thursday and Fridays throughout
the summer. Anyone intending to
try out for the football team in the
fall should attend these condition-
ing sessions.
For information, call the Brah-
man field house at (863) 462-5050
and leave a message and an assis-
tant coach will return the call.
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
basketball camp
Yearling Middle School will host
two separate summer basketball
camps.
The first camp will be June 27 -
July 1 from 8 a.m. until noon for
second and third grade students,
and from 1 until 5 p.m. for fourth
and fifth grade students.
The second session will be for
sixth to eighth grade students and will
run July 11-15 from 8am. until p.m.
The cost for either camp will be
$40 per camper.
For information contact YMS at
(863) 462-5056.
YMS to keep
gymnasium open
YMS will be offering open gyms
this summer.
On July 18, 20 and 22, they gym
will be open for girls volleyball
from 3 until 5 p.m.; and, boys bas-
ketball from 5 until 8 p.m.
There will also be an open gym
on July 18 for girls basketball from
1 until 3 p.m.
All students who are trying out
for teams next year or who partici-
pate during open gyms need to
turn in a new physical.
For information contact YMS at
(863) 462-5056.

Team Trail
slate announced
The Okee-Tantie Team Trail has
announced its 2005 tournament
schedule.
The remaining tournament
dates are, July 10, Aug.7, Sept. 11
and Oct. 9.
The trail's classic will take place
on Nov. 19 and 20.
The tournaments will all be held
at Okee-Tantie Marina and Camp-
ground. Registrations for the memo-
rial tourney and the trail can be made
at the Wanta-Linga Motel or at the
dock on the dayofthe tournament.
For information, contact Larry
Crossman at (863) 763-1020.

O.G. & C.C.
weekly results
RI.G.S. League
June 17: First- Sunni Adams. Second-
Bruce Syjud. Last-Nancy McAlinden.
Closest to pin-(2) Phil King, (8) Dave
West, (11) Matt West and (17) Joyce
Hacker.
June 22: Traveled to Highlands North.
First-Mike Wright. Second-Parker
Flintom. Last: Bob Knapp. Closest to
pin- Parker Flintom, Terry Millette,
Dave West and Jack Forde.


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Staff photos/Lorna Jablonski
Cody Wright displayed several of the fish that helped his
team clinch first place at the Okee-Tantie Team Trail tourna-
ment this past Sunday. Cody teamed up with his father, Larry
Wright, to bring 29.13 Ibs. of bass to the scale for the win.


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his partner George Green (back right) hooked to take big
fish honors at Sunday's Okee-Tantie Team Trail tournament
Sunday at Okee-Tantie Marina.


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for $700 for their third place finish at the Okee-Tantie Team
Trail tournament Sunday at Okee-Tantie Marina.

Father and son team

take Okee-Tantie tourney


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The father/son team of Larry
and Cody Wright showed why they
were last year's Anglers of the Year
for the Okee-Tantie Team Trail
when they brought their catch to
the weigh-in scale Sunday after-
noon at Okee-Tantie Marina. It
wasn't too long into.the weigh-in
phase of the tournament when
Cody Wright lifted a 29.13 lb. bag of
bass onto the scale to take over the
lead. The rest of the field attempted
to catch the leaders of what has
been referred to as the "toughest
trail on the lake", but to no avail.
The Wright team took home a
check for $1,650 for their day's
work.
Second place honors went to
another highly successful team.
Jim Medlin and Mike Cass pulled in
25.95 lbs. of Okeeohobee large-
mouths to take home the second
place check of $825.
Mike Moore and Gary Niemi fin-
ished close behind Medlin and
Cass with 25.12 lbs. of fish. They
earned $700 for their efforts..
Fourth place and a $575 check


went to Jay Stuart and Steve
Broughton for their 24.75 lbs.
catch.
Don Demott and Greg Swinea
finished in fifth place with 23.85
lbs. earning a $475 check.
Other winning teams were: (6)
Justin Schwier and Juan Ruiz,
21.10 lbs.-$375; (7) Jeff Brooks and
Bobby Ponceu, 20.96 lbs.-$300; (8)
Carmen Patti and Jim Hurlock,
19.57 lbs.-$250; (9) John Miller and
Donnie Biggs, 18.65 lbs.- two
Plueger reels and two All Star rods
and (10) John Burke and Jeff
Lydrue, 18.50 lbs.- culling system,
pliers, dehookers and fillet knives.
The big fish of the day award
and check for $455 was won by
Jimmy Burke and George Green
for their 9.99 lb. hawg.
Kit Worley pulled in an 8.84 lb.
lunker to take the second big fish
award and $195 for the team of
Worley and Terry Fisher.
The next tournament of this
Trail will take place on July 10.
Weigh-ins are scheduled to begin
at 3 p.m. For information on this
Trail contact Larry Crossman, tour-
nament director at (863) 763-1020.


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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, June
24, through Thursday, June 30,
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
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
Head Start Project
accepting applications
Okeechobee I Center located at
726 N.E. 16th Ave. is currently
accepting applications for migrant
children and children with disabili-
ties in our Head Start Program. Our
belief is that all children can benefit
from receiving educational, Health
and Social Services which our pro-
gram offers. We serve children 6
weeks to 5 years. To qualify the
family must have migrated in the
past 24 months worked in agricul-
ture and primary income must
come from agriculture. We
encourage families of children with
disabilities to apply. For informa-
tio.n, call (863) 467-0702 and ask
for Sylvia, Ella, or Page.
El Centre de Okeechobee I
locaizado en 726 NE 16th Ave. esta
aceptando.aplicacions para ninos
de families migrants y ninos inca-
pacidados. En nustro program
nostros creemos que los ninos se
benefician en cuando reciven serv-
ices de education, salud y services:
socials que ns tlo program
ofrece., Servigs ninnop de 6
semans a 5 anos. Para cualificar la
familiar deve de ver salido del con-
dado 0 estado en los ulitimo 24
mess y trabajado en agriculture.
Con el ingreso de la familiar de tra-
bajo de agriculture. Animamos
que las families con ninos inca-
pacidados aplican. Para mas infor-
macion por favor de llamar al
(863)467-0702 Y ablar con Sylvia 0
Zila.

Redirection Center
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would like
to teach others? Do you belong to a
civic organization or religious
organization and would like to
spread the word? If you answered
yes to any of these questions,
'please contact Tom Jones or Karin
Aldridge at Okeechobee Redirec-
tion Center, (863) 357-5905. We are
looking for volunteers to work a
few hours a month with commit-
tedyouth.
Need help paying for quality
child care?

Volunteers needed to
aid assault victims
SThe Sexual Assault Assistance
Progrdn is seeking volunteers
interested in helping victims of sex-
ual violence. Volunteers provide
confidential assistance to victims
and -their families including
answering hotline and providing
emotional support and informa-
tion/referrals. Volunteers are on-
call for emergency response from
their home. On-call times are
arranged according to the volun-
teer's schedule. Complete training
will be provided during the 30-hour
class to be held in Okeechobee. If
Syou feel compassion for victims of
* sexual assault and want to provide


a valuable service to your commu-
nity, contact Dori Fowler, volunteer
coordinator, at 1 (800) 569-7273.

Donations needed for
Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is seek-
ing donations for their next yard
sale. Hospice welcomes all clean
useable items, and is currently
seeking such items as baby
clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools as well as golf and fish-
ing equipment. Call Hospice at
(863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411S.E. Fourth St.


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Found 130
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Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


BASSET HOUND, Very ma-
ture, male, found Eagle Bay
Dr. Call to ID.
(863)634-2665
BLACK PUPPY, Approx. 3
months old. Found near ABC
Liqueur on Hwy. 70E.
(863)467-5469
COCKATIEL Grey w/ orange
cheeks & yellow under-
feathers.Vic of 30th St.
(863)357-0875
TOOLS- found,
(863)467-0145.

COCKER SPANIEL- 11 yr old,
Male, Blind. Neutered
S863)357-4710 or
61-3 5-2624 Reward
MISSING DOG- "Buck", tan, 5
yrs old, neutered, Cur, family
pet, REWARD.
(863)675-2310.

AFFINPINCHER- 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
FREE TO GOOD HOME, mixed
breed, small breed puppies,
3 females, 2 males.
(863)357-1956
KITTENS- 3, 8 weeks old.
Cute & Adorable. To Good
Homes Only !(863)763-2639
Lots of free dogs, to good
homes only, all types.
(863)227-2600
MOBILE Free, you haul
(865)924-9228
PITBULL/CHIHUAHUA MIX
PUPPIES, 21 mo. old. Free to
good home. (863)467-4702
PIT/CURR PUPPIES (14) 6
weeks old. Free to good
home. (863)675-2844
PUPPIES, 9 wks. Dachshund
Mix. Free good homes. Call
(863)634-7318
SHARPEI/CURR MIX, 11/2 yrs.
old & 6 mo.'s old. Free to
good loving home only.
(863)357-6139
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Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A- SEMI DRIVER
CDL CLASS A REQUIRED.
DRIVE LOCAL, HOME
EVERYDAY, GOOD PAY,
(863)467-1717
DO NOT CALL
AFT. 3:30pm
Carpenters, Drywall Hangers
& Finishers needed.
Tools & trans. required.
Excellent Benefits package.
Immediate placement.
Top pay based on experience.
Work in Palm Beach County.
Call 561-304-4922 or
772-879-0510.
DIESEL MECHANIC/HELPER
Wanted. Salary neg. based on
experience & tools. Call
863-357-2150.
DIESEL MECHANIC/HELPER
Wanted. Salary neg. based on
experience & tools. Call
863-357-2150.


Electricians needed!
$2,000 sign on bonus.
Tools & trans required.
Excellent Benefits package.
Immediate placement.
Top pay based on experience.
Work from Vero to WPB.
Call 561-304-4922 or
772-879-0510.
Exp'd Carpenters & exp'd Car-
penters Helpers needed. Ap-
ply at 110 NW 5th St.
FULL or PART-TIME
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
(863)467-2982
HELP WANTED: Sod Farm
Foreman/Mechanic. Located
in Kenansville. Transporta-
tion required. 863-634-7455
Lawn Service Now Hiring
Must have min.1 yr. exp.
w/commercial lawn service,
valid dr. lic., over 18, willing
to work long hours. Call
863-467-8001,9-5


Local Construction Company
Looking for person
EXPERIENCED in framing,
roofing, carpentry, drywall,
S painting & trim work.
Class D license required.
863-357-1804


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


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


Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
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resume alt 105SW 3rd Ave
La3or F].ders
WANTED: P/T Help
Twin Oak Pel Cemelery
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WANTED- lor a lyr old. your
home or mine. Real's re-
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Child Cire Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction', '.42'
Services Offered 425
Insurance -: 430
Medical Servioes"435




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


MAURO-HORSE SHOEING
(954)540-9659
Oklahoma
Graduate
Shoes- $7.0
STrim = $25

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage"? Advertise
your yard sale In the
classified, and make
ydur clean up a breeze


TIRED OF WAITING??
Want to save money
Gel ydur own permit
Be Your Own Boss,
NO money down
Carporls. skiirng
& intenor repairs
Call BOB Now!!
(863)357-3141


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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques; 10
Appliances .515
'Appllance Parts 520
beauty Siipplles 525
Bicycles -". .530
Books & Magazinss535
Building Materials 540
Business Equipment 545
Car'ets/Rugs 550
Children's Itenis 555
China, Glksware Etc. 560
Clothin 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles .575
Computer/Video 580
Crafte/Supplies '586
Cruises I ,.- 590
Drapes, ULlss Fabrics 595
Pilreplace Fixture 600
Ffre .ood ; 605
:Furnitire ,.610
Furs .. 615
Hoealth- & Rd4iojng- .
Equipment -.'- 620
tHeating Equipment/
Supplies -: '.- 625
iHousehold Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamp/Uights 640
Luggage. 645.


P f t S applies/
.Eiipiteht"; :.665.
Pt/Supppllie, -.
8tvices .-.. "'. ,!670
JPhotqgraphy .'"675
Pl um;tbngSippliees 68O
PAlsq& S0pplies 685
Equipment : *690.
.se ,-i i .~700









OLD TIME CHESS GAME
on metal sand $25
863-467-7659


HALL TREE- Oak, with bench.
)Umbrella holder & hat
hooks.. $1200.
(772)489-6837
RESTORATION & REPAIRS
of Antique furniture. Quality
service. Call (863)763-4149
or (561)758-4337.


GLOBE MEAT SLICER- Great
shape. $250.
(886)697-2969
MAGIC CHEF- Frost Free.
$100.18611763-'7989
REFRIGERATOR- 19 cu II
Frosllree. asking $75
(8631675-0104
STOVE & HOOD FAN- Elec-
irn. Brand new. [lever used.
$250 (863)763-7950
WASHER- front end loader, 4
yrs old. paid $600 sell lur
$300 or best orier work's
greal t863l697-6851.


BMX JUMPING BIKE- Ileeds'
some worn $170
i8631697-8918
RACING BICYCLE- Tirek Tila-
nium, E.i.ellenl condition
New S1000 Aski:ng $125
(863f467-4328



ROMANCE BOOKS (70) 'i,14
for all (863)763-1059



ROOF PANES (4) Foam insu.
laied 3'6"W 251 $720 lor
all, wilsep (863)357-3439


Area Rug. 5'-7 Salari Palm,
exc. ,cond., $50.
(863)634-5038



BABY ITEMS crib wi Dumper
guard, highchair. 2 bags o01
baby clothes $175 or will
ep 8631697-3945


Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection &'86 Michael Jordan
Card, $1500 for all Call
(863)763-8943
PORCH ROCKER- Old, Alumi-
num & wood. Wilh redwood
tinisn $15 (8631983-1348



SA ,

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CREATIVE MEMORIES- Al-
bumrs &r more $100 will
separate 863-634.5038


CHINA CABINET- Solid, needs
refinishing, very nice and
heavy. $100 or btesi offer
(8631467-6434
. COFFEE TABLE, 2-End iables
& Sofa able. 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
(8631357.3723
DAYBED W/MATTRESS-
while, good condition, $50
(8631467-7170
DINETTE SET- lable &
chairs, glass lable, $350 or
best ofter (863)697-1702.
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 Fl. Drum. (8631763-8613.
LOVESEAT Pulls out to bed.
pastel floral $150 or best
otter (863)357-3633


MATTRESS, AND BOX-
SPRING- Serta, King size,
$151)50 86327-6210.
QUEEN BED Table & 4 chairs
$150. Will' separate.
(863)357-4831
RATTAN FURNITURE SET: 14
pcs Too many iiems to list
Like new. $1000,for all, or-
best offer. (8631357-3723
RECLINERS (2) Blue, excel-
lent condition, $250 lor bolh
orw i sep i.83146 -1518
ROCKER!RECLINER- very
gocid condiliol $30 or best
owner (863)613.3314.
ROUND OAK TABLE- with 2
chairs, 36" round, leaf, $50
or .will separate.
(863)763-1059.,t, '
SOFA BED- Iloral parlten on
lighl beige backaround, like
new $350 18631763-6342
SOFA, Sleeper- Solid Leather
Great condition $150
8,6314i67-2930
TABLE & 4 CHAIRS- glass
lop asking bi 0
i863.,675-5090
WATERBED- King size, Every-
ining included il o head-
board Greal condition.
$100. i63t763-6909



CLUB CAR., '9 E.c. cond.,
good battLcnarger, $1599
(8031697-1350!763-2063
EASY GO GOLF CART 1984,
Complete rebuill engine
Good condition $2000
18631692-2229.
EASY 00 Good Lond. good
battllery & charger $799.
leg (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063
GOLF CART- Lincoln Town-
car, Good cond. Lights 8 ra-
dio $1200 Or best offer
763-4149 or 561:758-4337
WORK CART- 4 seater, bed w.'
lilt gale 36V charger, work
or pleasure. Good condition
$925 1863)697-2033.


SHOTGUN 410- double barrel.
good corndilion, $375.
8603)467-1761
SPRINGFIELD XD40- Wilh
holster $500
(8631634-7123
TARGET PISTOL- C57 Mag-
num 6 shot Weslern Style.
$350 1863l467-1761



STATIONARY BIKE
E.tellenticoid $20
863-467-7659
TREADMILL- Wenslo, works
good. $50 1863|467-6434



TANNER- Soliel. 28 Sport.
$3000 Call CatLihy
863-697-1123


LAMPS- 2, $20 Will separate
1863)357-4831


ELECTRIC WHEEL CHAIR 4
wheel, battery charger, blue,
lke new w/ wire baskel
$2200 neg. (863)357-7810
HOSPITAL BED- Invacare,
electric, new mart. plus air
matt wpump incid $900
neg (863)655-3436.
PowerChair, Golden Alante.
like new, $1000 or best ol-
ler. (863)610-1055
MicelaeosI65


I AM LOOKING FOR- Violin-
Fiddler Teacher in the Glades
or Henry GCunly area.
(8631675-1968
PIANO, Pennington, Uprighl
$400. (8631467-5438
UPRIGHT GRAND PIANO-
walnut linisri. witn bencn,
needs tuning, asking $1i,0
(8631675-4912


BULLDOG PUP- Male, no pa-
pers $200. (863)634-7108
FINCHES- (5) hand led, $30
QUAKERS (2) $170 lor boti,.
will sell sepDa ale.
(863)673-2483.
JACK RUSSEL PUPPIES 2
Males, 1 Female. 5 wk's old
Call Alice @ (863)357-3528
leave message.
JACK RUSSELL Ferrale
$100 1863)357-2494
RED HEALER PUPPY
Full iiOdped no pap,i.;0 10
call anytime i8631697-3346
SIBERIAN HUSKY PUP
Male. isi shols
& wormed $200.
863-610-9812/763-2749
SIBERIAN HUSKY PUP
Male. Isisnoir
& wormed $200.
863-610-9812/763-2749


DIGITAL CAMERA- TObhibd
adaplor, case. iristruclions.
$200 (863)461-0462 leave
message



PUMP, Old, Orange, Home
Lile. 3" wi8 np B&S on
spring Irame w/lifiing han-
dle. $150 (863)467-0139
TOILETS New, standard size,
never used. $50 each
(863)227-6210.



HOT TUB- 8'X8'. Excellent
condition $600
(863)674.0457
JACUZZI, 6 Person. Good
condition cover
$1000 863-634-5943



ICE MACHINE
Manilowoc 800 with Din
$1495 (239)657-2381



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



SONY STEREO SYS- AM,'FM
Recvr. amp. prono. tape
5-disc CD, 250 wah Speak-
ers $250. (863) 763-1457
SPEAKER -12" Audio Bann., in
box w/neon light, asking
$125. (863)697-8547



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


CHAIN SAW- McCullach, new
in box, never used $110.
(863)763-6342
WARREN WRENCH, For a
truck or a 4 wheeler. $100
(863)357-6202



HOOVER VACUUM- Empower
almost new, ercelleni condi-
tion $95.(863)467-2112


ISpecial Notice 01551


out completed. Approx.)
2000 sq. ft. willing to di-
vide into 2 separate of-
fice spaces, close to
hospital. For information
467-0831.


Professional single male. 49.
college graduate, employed.
quiet Seeking rental on lake or
canal w/ lake access. Good
view a plus. Moving 6/30.
Oay (800)633-5953 ex 1360
Evening (205)248-6696


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


RAINBOW CLEANING MA-
CHINE- With all attachments.
Works fine. $200.
(863)675-4557 After 5pm


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

Agriculture



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




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






READING A
NEWSPAPER...
m.icn you ao ew inomnaed
and ltr letilg person. No
wonder nwspape readers
are mos u 0nceful1


APPALOOSA GELDING, broke,
asking $800 or best offer.
(772)201-633
BUCK SKIN APPALOOSA,'
Great personality: Experi-
enced rider. $2500 or best
oner .163l35,-3325
HORSE- Male geidirng, inor-
ouuhtired,. 11 yrs, Gentle
Snots. Saddle & bridle
$o1500. ne (2391369-8555
MARE, 5 yrs "ll hoti broke'
f14 3 Hands $500
l8637T63-3631
MARE, Quarter Horse 10"
year old Runs barrels. Kid
sale $15001863)763-3631
Saddle. Veach, western
16'. in seal, 3 mos old
$1500 863-467-2104 or
7,2-3.41 37-07



COMMERCIAL MOWER-
Snpper. -18" deck loyslick,
ridridle needs lan cluicn,
$650 rig 18631467.8250
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Appro. 200 $1400 tfor all.
will ep. (863)357-.6202
RIDING MOWER- 12HR wilh
,iii t Caicher. runs good
$400 18531635-3465.
RIDING MOWER, Late Farm
All Cut w'42" mower. Runs
good $1350
(8631467-6101
SNAPPER RIDING MOWER-
Runs good $500.
863)675-4557 After 5pm


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910.
Commercial
Property 915
Condos/
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent .. 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960




TAYLOR CREEK CONDO: 2/1
Waler view, Furnished w/
Screened porch, boat slip,
pool ienns $1200mo
1863)634-8757


Ft. Drum Area COUNTRY
HOME 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba Pels
welcome $1200 mo +
sec t '21461.4344



Medical
Office Space
For Lease, needs build


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 10:5
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080

ifusl l Sle 1025


ALUM. V BOTTOM- Chrysler,
14', 25HR Merc oars, an-
chor & 2 tanks. galvanize
trailer $1495.302-422-4992
AQUA SPORT 17 FT., Com-
pletely redone w/alumindm
trailer. $2000
(863)697-3161
BOAT 17 FI.i rl-41 l 1,
rem in eji j i '. i t..ji iii
(863)673-4405
CATFISH BOAT, 21'- 70HP
Tohatsu, new tri, $4000 .or
Best offer. (863)357-4595
Ron.
COBRA 15 Ft., F/F, D/F, 80 hp
Mercury 0/B. w/trailer.
$1800 (706)578-2053
JON BOAT- New Lund 14ft,
with trailer, $1800 or best
offer. (863)467-8161.
MERCURY '01, 25 HR electric i
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
- ranty. Perfect cond. $2000..
(863)697-1645.
MONARCH ALUM BOAT, 15'-
Front platform 30HP Evin-.
rude, tiller trlr, I. ,:li, i g.
(863)697-2969.
MSG CAREFREE 14Ft. Boat
w/Johnson 35 hp., Bimini Top
CD Stereo & Trailer. Excellent
cond. $2100 (561)644-1596
WELLCRAFT 18'- CC, John-
son 110 SW, trltr, bimini, fish
finder, bait well, cover,
$4700 (863)599-0923.


ALLEGRO MOTOR HOME-'90,
29', Sleeps up to 8. Low-
mi i j l, $1 6,000.

CAMPER- 98, lii:. Fi:rii Ri, -
er PU, i,'i' loo ''1 'l ": .iir
$300. 86; .. .. -:i7 '
CROSS COUNTY RV 1988, 37
Ft i:i'i :n 1 r ii niri / 1 jl buy
i1.11q ) .b ?:! Fl F:V .1'"1m
Ir,,l Li:' ri:,ed ii Fli.iJi W il
j-liver uhr i [,ii : i ll :A ir ',,
(5 1, i -).li ,l l L il W ir in
HUNTING CAMPER- 2.p l|ul
DeI-nd I n l ir r.,,4 rii

RV 23' n l ,i:i d li, rvai
in FL L:,,: il'J in L. I .i 1 ,j IrI
wClO '1' I -, k ,:, note"-
'1.150i1.1 I ll '.hF1 1 T I-r,
SCHOOL BUS CriMPEF.l i.
,8ii. "y ,


Located in mobile home park
1 br, 1 ba, all new modern
appliances $9,995
(239)671-2015
MOBILE HOME- 12x64, ready
to move, $4500 ot best offer
(863)673-5518.

Recreation



Boats
Campers RVs i
Jet Skiis (1:"
Marine Accessorie i 3,):i'
Marine Miscellaneous ,'j
Motorcycles 7i ij
Sport Vehicles ATVs :'035

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GO CART, 2 Seater, 5.5 hp en-
gine. $350 or best offer.
(863)227-2600
HONDA 185S, '83 & SUZUKI
LT5O, '87- rui" i:,:I, iv: ed
TLC,$1000 :"... :'., 1576
or (954)275-8111.
HONDA TRX 125 w/Reverse,
plrtric Start .pw Piston.

YAMAHA PW80O, '95- runs
good, $350. (863)357-1960
or ( 67?634.5402.

Automobiles I



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 41010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks40140
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CADILLAC DeVille- '88,
Champ3qne 91 M Runs &
(( 'i i.ar ."500 ,,r Be3t
,.nl',i ',1 .1 FM.';q, 311 sltm
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER,
.. r. A iii- a. .sking
t, .1 I:r Itm .'.jth .
CORVETTE- 85. r i., lenl
i ii"] i l, ii rr, rurnrnnnQ1

FORD MUSTANG 86, 4 ,:vi
:~ii'] l--RU ': w. ll % ipji pi.'l';
.. -I) ri rr i: 1J I ,31 l w ill

FORD TAURUS. 7 -0ji
r-.,iiiill i lar nivw tin '! i)1.
,,, i 46t96
HONDA CIVIC 9'2 Qucd :oun-
dlii ,n' rihni1. mifi.,r enigiine
S16.7h51-'5u1.19


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your home. Detailed instructions and straightfor-
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almost anyone.
.Built from standard limber and translucent fiber-
glass panels (available At most home and garden cen-
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WILL TRADE -Mobile w/LG.
FL. Room For Travel Trailer
Okeechobee (865)924-9228



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
(863)824-0963


SUZUKI NINJA, '86- tune up,
strong running bike, looks
good, $2000.
(863)467-1704/634-5833.


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

OKEECHOBEE- 3br, 2ba, CBS
Waterfront, lake access, sea
wall, desirable residential
community near golf course,
Lg backyard w/cypress
trees, appliances incld, 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
Vacant Property, 4.29 acres
on Northwest 24th St.,'
zoned mobile home or
home, $200k. No Realtors
Please, (863)763-8385..


ANCIENT OAKS RV RESORT-
Lot 3, Block 7, asking
$23,500, (772)334-2217.
CLEWISTON 5 acres vacant
land. 5455 Pioneer 23rd St.
Regatta Real Estate. Yanely
Cruz $190K (305)673-1940
LOT FOR SALE:
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




WATERFRONT, OW IN BHR
3br 2bja Nope veiyearly
lease '.,0 mo + ',1000r
sec dep (e.631763-1i1f






The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, June 28,2005


Atomobiles 4005
Jaguar XJ6, '86, new trans-
mission incl., needs In-
stalled, runs good, sacrifice
$2500 neg. (863)467-0954

KIA SPORTAGE 1999, All
power A/C, CD & More!
uns & Looks good. $3500
(863)675-3774


LINCOLN TOWN CAR- '91,
Runs good. Needs shocks.
$1000. (863)763-3822
MERCURY COUGAR 1987, 2
Dr., Sedan, Good transporta-
tion. $1600 (863)467-1910
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME 1996, Black, A/C,
CD. Runs good. $2000
(863)634-0618
Pontiac Lemans, '72, 350
Chevy eng., 1100 Turbo
trans., dual exhaust, $1500.
(863)467-0954
SATURN WAGON 1993, 4
cyl., Auto., PW, NC, Looks
& Runs great. $1500 or best
offer. (772)461-2629
SUZUKI SAMARI '85 AND '88-
asking $1500 or best offer
for both (772)519-2256.



FORKLIFT Clark, 40001b
cap., propane, auto., hard tire,
gov. owned, 2570hrs ex.
cond. $4000 (561)723-5213.
TRAILER for construction
storage. $350 or best offer.
(863)357-3633



CHEVY BLAZER TAHOE 1992,
4 door, NC, CD, Runs good.
$2000 (863)634-0618
DODGE DAKOTA 2000- Crew
cab. 4x4. 5 9/30, auto,
109K all power $8900
(863)763-2156.


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


ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
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
RADIAL TIRES & WHEELS
(5)- off road, 8 lug, $125.
863)357-3981.
REAR END- for F350, $100.
(863)357-3981.
TIRES- 11/20, Military tread. 6
lug rims. $350.
(863)634-4202 .
TIRES (4) 17" R6517. Rare
Deal! Asking $225.
(863)763-0669/697-03.11
TONNEAU COVER, Fiberglass,
Lockable, Fits Dodge Ram
1500. Like new. $700 or
best offer. (863)697-3463
VW FOX,'88- mainly parts, no
frame, .' $300.
(863)824-8749.
WHEELS & TIRES from '04
E.pe'ditiun. 18' 6 lug. $500
or btiel tier 1863i675-8356


I-P bi Notice


CHEVY 3500, '98, dually flat-
bed, V8, auto, a/c, $5500.
(863)697-3074

DODGE MINIVAN BENCH
gray; $40 (863)635-3390

FORD 150 XL, V6, auto, a/c,
$5000. (863)697-3074

FORD F150, '89- XLT Lariat
pkg, $3500 or best offer.
(863)357-4595. Ron

FORD F150 '98- 4x4, great
condition, $8000.
(863)228-3692.

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

TOYOTA PU, '88- 4 speed, 4
cylinder, alot of new parts,
$900 (863)634-770'6


FLAT BED TRAILER- Goose
neck. 18'. Heavy duty.
500 (772)489-6837

HAULMARK- 5'x8', Enclosed,
White $1950.
(561)818-4551 ,


Pbic Noice


NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER
THE ADOPTION OF A COUNTY ORDINANCE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Okeecho-
bee County, Florida, will hold a public hearing on July 14, 2005 at 9 O'Clock
A.M., in the Okeechobee County Court House, County Commission Chambers lo-
cated at 304 NW. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Forida, for the purpose of receiving
comments and suggestions in consideration of the adoption of a proposed Ordi-
nance relating to the establishment of an alternative procedure for the sale and
conveyance of real property In special circumstances. The title of said proposed
Ordinance is: ,
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF
DISPOSITION STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES TO BE USED BY THE COUNTY
IN THE SALE AND CONVEYANCE OF REAL PROPERTY OWNED BY THE
COUNTY PURSUANT TO THE PROCEDURE SET FORTH IN SECTION 125.35(3),
FLORIDA STATUTES, TO PROVIDE HOUSING ASSISTANCE TO VERY-LOW-IN-
COME, LOW-INCOME, AND MODERATE-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS; PROVIDING
FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR
AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
A copy of this Notice of Intent will be available for public inspection at the County
Commission office, Room 106, Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd
Street, Okeechobee, Forida each week day, Monday through Friday, except holi-
days between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 RP.M., beginning on Tuesday,
June 28, 2005. :
It any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Com-
missioners with respect to any matter considered at such hearing, that person
will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.
John W. Abney, Sr., Chairman
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA


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OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FACILITIES MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT
ELEVATOR MAINTENANCE
Bid No. 2005-11
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
Notice is hereby given that Okeechobee County Florida, hereby requests sealed bids to provide the following:
Elevator Maintenance flo eight (8) hydraulic elevators at the following facilities:
Alderman Building (1) Okeechobee County Courthouse (1) Okeechobee County Judlcial Center (6)
307 NW 5th Avenue 304 NW 2nd Street 312 NW 3rd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972 Okeechobee, FL 34972 Okeechobee, FL 34972
Scope of work:
Examine, lubricate and adjust the following component groups and related equipment of the elevator system:
- Control and landing positioning systems
- Signal fixtures
- Machines, drives, motors, governors, sheaves and ropes
- Repair or replace components worn due to normal wear.
- Power units, pumps, valves and jacks
- Car and hoistway door operating devices and door protection equipment
. Loadweighers, car frames and platforms and counterweights
- Safety mechanisms
- All work to be performed during normal business hours Monday through Friday 8:00 am 4:30 pm.
Emergency and/or call back service to be included.
-Test equipment as outlined in the American National Standard Safety Code for Elevators and
Escalators, ANSI A17.1, current edition as of the date this agreement begins. Perform governor and safety tests on traction
elevators once per year and relief pressure tests on hydraulic elevators once per year.
- One (1) hour emergency response required.
Please provide bids in a sealed envelope bearing the name and address of the proposer and the words "OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
ELEVATOR MAINTENANCE BID #2005-11" marked clearly on the outside. Upon award of a five (5) year renewable contract,
successful bidder will be required to furnish Certificates of insurance coverage. The insurance required by the terms of this
Agreement shall in no event be less than: (a) Worker's Compensation (unless exempt) with Employers' Liability with a limit of
$100,000 each accident, $100,000 each employee, $500,000 policy limit for disease; (b) Commercial General Liability (CGL)
insurance shall be written on an occurrence form and shall include bodily injury and property damage liability for premises, op
rations, independent contracts, products and completed operations, contractual liability, broad form property damage and
property damage resulting from explosion, collapse or underground (x,c,u) exposures, personal injuryand advertising Injury.
Fire damage liability shall be included at $100,000. .
For more detailed information, contact Tony Ard, Facilities Maintenance Director at (863) 357-7007.
The sealed bids shall be delivered to:
Okbe e Board of County Commissioners
30., NorthWest2rd Street, Room 106
uKeechobee, FE34972 '
Deadline: July 19,2005 at 3pm.
Bids received afterthattime will be unopened.
Okeechobee County accepts no responsibilities for any expense related to preparation or delivery of proposals, reserves the right
to reject any or all proposals, to waive errors or informalities and to accept the proposal: which, in its judgment, best serves
the County's needs.
Okeechobee Countyis an EOE/Drug Free Workplace:..


Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Okeechobee Board of County Commissioners


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Community Events

Headstart now accepting applications
The Economic Opportunities Council Headslart is accepting
applications for the 2005 06 school year Children turning 3 on
or before Sept. 1, but not}et eligible for kindergarten, may
apply at Northside Headstart, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. For
appointments, call Sheryl Heater at 18631 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.\V. 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 I 1.3,0 a.m. until 3 p.m. It will then be
open every Wednesday and Friday. Please call ahead one da\ to
reserve any specific equipment you may need. For information
during working hours call (863) 763-6510. During hours the
center is closed call 1863) -467-5261, or i.86n3. 357-771.1

Civil Air Patrol is forming
The United States Air Force Auxiliary is forming a Civil Air
Patrol unit in Okeechobee, and senior members and cadets are
being recruited. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligi-
ble. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and pro-
vide supervision for the cadets. The three main missions of the
SCMil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace education
and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets w brk side b\
side to accomplish these missions If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member, contact Gene O'Neill at
the Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, 1863) 763-
3212.

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 1863) 763-30,72.
Red Cross needs instructors
Have 'ou saved a life today' Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save
lives. You can help the American Red Cross reach people in
your community with lifesaving training, including CPR, First
.Aid, Automated External Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Preven-'
lion. Contact the Okeechobee Branch of the American Red
Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out more

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

Children's council seeks volunteers
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of
a few fine people to submit an application to the Okeechobee
County Board of County Commissioners to be a part of the
.council. Governor Jeb Bush makes the final appointments with
terms of tive or four years. The council meets monthly to dis-
cuss programs and needs-of the children in the community.
Once a year, agencies request funds through a grant process.
Each council member "adopts" an agency or two as their own
andjnonitors the programs' services that they provide to our
children, Those interested in completing an application should
contact Cathleen Blair, executive.director at 1863) 462-4000,
ext. 255

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

Food pantry reopens-
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Par-
,tott Ayve., is open again' It is located in the back parking lot of
.thtie church. The temporary gray box is stocked and ready for
't hyone whb-needs, food. All you need is an I.D. The hours of
o operation are Tuesday, Wednesday..and Thursday from 9 a.m.
.until noon. -

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's.House, Inc. .a.501 ,(c) (3) organization is looking
for two to.three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or
days, Monday through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2
p.m. We are also looking for, avol.unteer.to.become the director .
and a board member of The, Clothes Cloigai, The volunteer
should communicate well with the pubHc and should b1e able
to seek support from city' and county officials, business execu-
lives and other organizations. Work days and hours are flexible.
CGall (863) 634-2306 for information.


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