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Okeechobee iNews


Vol. 96 No. 180


Wednesday, June 29, 2005


504 Plus tax


Inside

Guide dog school
receives support
TALLAHASSEE Governor
Bush has signed a bill allow-
ing Southeastern Guide Dogs
Inc. (SEGDI) to become one
of the ten non-profits to
which Floridians can con-
tribute a voluntary donation
when renewing their vehicle
registration.
Page 3

Sharapova vs.
Venus Williams
WIMBLEDON, England -
Back in the Wimbledon
semifinals, defending cham-
pion Maria Sharapova gig-
gled at her good fortune.
The 18-year-old Russian
benefited from two lucky
bounces at the end Tuesday
and advanced by beating
compatriot Nadia Petrova 7-6
(6), 6-3.
Page 5

Eli Lilly won't
be on drug list
TALLAHASSEE (AP) -
Gov. Jeb Bush expressed dis-
appointment Monday that Eli
Lilly & Co. isn't negotiating
with Florida to be included in
a list of drugs that could be
prescribed to Medicaid
patients.
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Summer camp: Campers learn basketball skills


Staff photos/D. Hamilton
About a dozen second through fifth grade students attended a four-day basketball camp
held at Yearling Middle School on Tuesday. Coach Nathan Owen, along with four eighth
grade students as assistants, provided campers with instruction on basketball tech-
niques and skills. Campers attending the basketball clinic were: (not in any particular
order) Charles Spiva, Graciela Varela, Acie Mitchell, Zhane Henry, Jacob Greseth, Dustin
Hamner, Bryce Whidden. Gabe Greseth, Royce Osceola, Phillip Jones and Rosa Urbina.


Officials



voice support



for director


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Although questions have
been raised about the suitabili-
ty of the new director of trans-
portation, Okeechobee County
Schools officials are standing
by their decision.
In spite of the fact that
Louise Piper voluntarily left two
previous jobs amidst clouds of
controversy, local school offi-
cials say they have confidence
in her and cite her outstanding
work record.
Dale Barrett, director of
operations for Okeechobee


County schools and Mrs.
Piper's immediate supervisor,
was adamant in his support of
her.
"1I have complete confi-
dence in her ability," Mr. Barrett
said. "I think we have the best
person for the job bar none.
No one can match her level of
experience."
He said that this was the first
time the school system has had
a transportation professional to
head up the transportation
department.
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Volunteer


group needs


full-time director


Drought Index
Current: 64
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.69 feet

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

Index
Classifieds ..... .14-16
Comics ...........13
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... 14
Obituaries ...... ... .3
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ........... ...5
TV ...............15
Weather ............ 2
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Yearling Middle School hosted a four-day basketball camp for elementary school age
children which began, on Monday. About a dozen campers took instruction from Coach
Nathan Owen and his four assistants, Matt Skipper, Jake Davenport, Austin Willard and
Ryan Osceola. Campers learned new techniques in dribbling, passing and shooting a
basketball along with the rules of the game.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
A local volunteer organiza-
tion that was formed to help
hurricane victims has reached
the point where they need a
full time director.
Recovering Okeechobee
After Disaster (ROAD) was
formed shortly after last year's
hurricanes. It is made up of
representatives of faith-based
and non-profit organizations
to coordinate relief efforts.
The group has been coordi-


nating volunteer recovery
efforts such as those of the
group from the Christian
Reformed World Relief Com-
mittee that came to Okee-
chobee in March to do need
and damage assessments.
The organization has devel-
oped a comprehensive plan for
relief efforts and has been
promised $382,000 from a Hur-
ricane Housing Recovery Pro-
gram grant that Okeechobee
County should be receiving
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New officers installed
Rotary Club President, Kristy Crawford presided over
installation of new club officers at Tuesday's meeting.
Ms. Crawford recently returned from Rotary Club Inter-
national's Convention in Chicago celebrating 100 years
of Rotary Club.


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County Fire/Rescue
seeking volunteers lotgs e 1lle t r a
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 criminalC pyrighted M material
record. Applicants must also take
the state TABE test and receive a .
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30.
Applications are available at 501
N.W. Sixth St. in Okeechobee.
For information, contact Margie
Johnson at (863) 763-5544.

Homebuyer classes
held each Wednesday
OKEECHOBEE, The USDA,
rural housing service, can now
loan up to $141,000 for housing
mortgages for very low -and low-
income applicants. Sch l go to the first of two difficult posi- expertise is substantive and
loan, calli(863) 763-3345 to reserve SchO l tions. She took over the job as proven."
loan, call (863) 763-3345 toreservedirector of transportation for St. It concluded by stating: "The
yourseat foroneofourhoebuyer Continued From Page 1 Lucie County at a time when the best news in all of our observa-
Classes are held on Wednes- Assistant Superintendent of county was revamping its trans- tions and findings is that this par-
days, starting at 9a.m. Schools Lee Dixon agreed and portation schedules. ticular department has the poten-
-..t St. Lucie Countv has a tiered tial to become best of breed


backed Mr. Barrett.
Superintendent of Schools Dr.
Patricia Cooper said that the
school system checked Mrs.
Piper's references. She added that
Mrs. Piper has impeccable cre-
dentials and she has great expec-
tations for her.
Mrs. Piper worked in the state
department of education from
1985 to 1997 a good part of
that time was in the transporta-
tion division. It was there that Mr.
Barrett first came in contact with
her. He said he has known her
since 1989.
"If I needed an answer, I knew
where to go," he said.
One of the recommendations
in her application package came
from Charlie Hood, state director
of school transportation. He stat-
ed that her work was "exempla-
ry."
He ended his letter by stating:
* "We would definitely hire Mrs.
Piper again if we had a position
open."
She left state employment to


busing system similar to Okee-
chobee's. In this system elemen-
tary, middle and high schools start
and end at different times, which
allow for bus routes -to pick up
and deliver students from differ-
ent schools at different times.
When Mrs. Piper started work
there, St. Lucie County was
revamping their tiered system.
The situation was compounded
by a lack of bus drivers.
At first, there were many prob-
lems with middle school students
sometimes arriving as much as an
hour late to school. In time, Mrs.
Piper was able to get the system
running smoothly, but not before
a lot of negative criticism was
directed her way.
In the light of this criticism -
even though there was no evi-
dence of her incompetence -
Mrs. Piper decided to resign.
An organization assessment of
the St. Lucie County transporta-
tion system made by an inde-
pendent firm stated: "Mrs. Piper's
technical and administrative


among school district transporta-
tion teams..."
As evidence of what that
school system thought of her, the
St. Luce County superintendent of
schools contacted the Martin
County superintendent of
schools, and recommended Mrs.
Piper as director of transportation
for Martin County Schools.
After she voluntarily left St.
Lucie County, Mrs. Piper took on
another tough position in Martin
County.
Prior to her taking over there,
Martin County Schools had a pri-
vatized transportation system.
That system was terminated and
Mrs. Piper was charged with
building a transportation system
to be operated by the school sys-
tem where none had existed for
some time.
It was during this extremely
stressful time that charges of
racism were leveled against Mrs.
Piper. In moments of frustration,
she was accused of uttering
racially charged remarks.


Local man arrested


in theft of generator


A 46-year-old Okeechobee
man was arrested Monday in
connection with the theft of a
portable
generator.I
Michael
D. Norman,
NW. 59th
Terrace, was -
arrested by
Deputy John .
Ashby of the
Okee-
chobee Michael D.
County Norman
Sheriff's
Office on charges of burglary
of a conveyance and grand
theft. He was booked into the
Okeechobee County Jail
under a $10,000 bond.
According to the deputy's
arrest affidavit, Norman was


An investigation was conduct-
ed by an independent investiga-
tor. There were no findings of
harassment, discrimination or
racism.,
The investigation report stated
that Mrs. Piper did make some
insensitive and inappropriate
comments, but there was no evi-
dence that the comments were
racially motivated.
The report asserted that many
of the employees interviewed -
including several African-Ameri-
can employees with varying levels
of seniority denied having any
knowledge of racially motivated
acts or attitudes by Mrs. Piper.
Although some remarks were
found to be inappropriate and
insensitive, the independent
investigator went on to say: "I find
no evidence that it was racially
motivated."
The report stated that high pro-
motion rates by minority employ-
ees undermined the suggestion
that particular decisions were
racially motivated.
A co-worker wrote in her letter
of recommendation: "Her words
were taken out of context and
used against her. She was done
wrong and did not deserve all that
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going to fix the real engine
seal in a pickup truck that
belonged to the victim. The
generator, stated the affidavit,
was in the bed of the truck.
The deputy's report states
that around 5 a.m. on June 27
Norman took the Genrac gen-
erator from the bed of the
truck on which he was to do
repairs, and put it into the
back of his truck.
The generator, valued at
$800, has not been recovered,
stated Deputy Ashby in his
report.
According to the deputy's
report, the victim stated that
Norman did not have permis-
sion to use or take the genera-
tor from the truck.


white woman married to an
African-American man and could
usually see racial situations before
most.
The letter concluded by say-
ing: "I have no reservation at all in
recommending Louise Piper for
any positions she applies for."
An African-American co-work-
er who had been with the Martin
County Schools transportation
department for 26 years stated: "I
will be the first to say Louise Piper
is in no way, shape or form preju-
diced."
She went on to say that Mrs.
Piper's remarks were taken out of
context by a few disgruntled driv-
ers. The co-worker also said that
she never heard Mrs. Piper say
anything negative about anyone,
even the ones who made accusa-
tions against her.
"You will not go wrong or
regret making Louise Piper a part
of your team," the letter conclud-
ed.
After commending her profes-
sionalism, Leighton O'Connor of
the division of operations for the
Martin County School Board stat-
ed that if Mrs. Piper was guilty of
anything it was "poor taste, a little
insensitivity and bad timing."


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soon.
Up to now, ROAD has consist-
ed entirely of volunteers. But the
relief program has developed to
the point that full-time leadership
is necessary. The ROAD board of
directors is seeking a person who
will have empathy for disaster sur-
vivors, knowledge of the religious
community and is qualified in
financial and program develop-
ment, administration and public
relations.
The overall responsibility of the
director will be to coordinate the
staff so that organizational goals
established by the ROAD board of
directors are accomplished.
Among other duties the direc-
tor will: assist the board in devel-
oping, policies and programs;
report to the board on the status of
ROAD programs; be the visible
image of ROAD in the community;
organize efforts and meet needs
relative to the disaster; be an advo-
cate for survivors with federal and
state agencies; and develop public
relations programs targeted to
churches, civic groups and federal
and state agencies.
Interested applicant should
contact the Okeechobee One Stop
Career Center at 209 S.W. Park St.


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Guide dog school receives support


TALLAHASSEE Governor
Bush has signed a bill allowing
Southeastern Guide Dogs Inc.
(SEGDI) to become one of the
ten non-profits to which Floridi-
ans can contribute a voluntary
donation when renewing their
vehicle registration. The Palmet-
to, Florida-based guide dog
school provides professionally
and humanely trained guide
dogs to blind and visually
impaired individuals free-of-
charge.
The bill was sponsored by
Representative, Bob Henriquez
of Tampa and Senator, Mike
Bennett of Bradenton. Starting


July 1, Floridians will be able to
voluntarily add a one-dollar
donation for SEGDI to their vehi-
cle registration fee by checking a
box at the bottom of their
renewal form.
Since 1982, SEGDI, the South-
east's only. internationally
accredited guide dog
school and the only school in
Florida, has relied solely on pri-
vate funding to breed, raise and
train more than 2,000 guide
dogs, placing each with a visual-
ly impaired or blind master at no
charge. Currently, the cost to
train one guide team, a guide
dog and his visually impaired or


Staff photo/Pete Gawda
Summer time
Central Elementary School wishes everyone a happy
summer.


"The opportunity to receive additional private
donations through this voluntary program will
allow us to continue to grow so we can offer
visually impaired and blind individuals in, our
community the use of our guide dogs."
Bob DeBysk,
executive director for SEGDI


blind master is $37,000.
"Since our school has always
relied on private donations from
individuals, we are very pleased
about the passing of this bill,
which. will allow Florida drivers
to easily contribute to our
school," says Bob DeBysk, exec-
utive director for SEGDI. "The
opportunity to receive additional
private donations through this
voluntary program will allow us
to continue to grow so we can
offer visually impaired and blind
individuals in, our community
the use of our guide dogs."
SEGDI's dogs are profession-
ally trained to safely lead their
masters by recognizing and
avoiding dangerous situations
and hazards such as: traffic, low-
hanging branches, ledges and
other obstacles. The training
process takes four to six months
to complete.
After successfully completing


the structured training, each dog
is matched with a visually
impaired or blind individual. The
individual then begins a 26-day
student orientation where he or
she receives all necessary equip-
ment for the dog, student
accommodations and meals,
which are all provided free of
charge.
"Once training is complete,
our guide dogs effectively
become their masters' eyes,
allowing them to regain much of
the confidence and independ-
ence lost with their vision," says
Pat Cowan, chairperson for the
board of directors of SEGDI.
"We look at this opportunity not
only as a means to increase our
donor base, but also as a way to
raise awareness throughout the
state about the remarkable serv-
ice SEGDI guide dogs provide
their masters, the wonderful gift
of mobility."


Law Enforcement Activity Log


Sheriff's Office
J Une21
Fraud, N.W 39th Circle
Theft/mail, N.E. 103rd Ave.
Theft, U.S. 441 S.E.
Theft, N.W. Fourth St.
Lewd and lascivious act/pris-
oner in custody, N.E. 120th St.
Runaway juvenile, N.E. 11th
Lane.
Theft, U.S. 441 S.
Theft, U.S. 441 S.
Domestic/prisoner in custody,
S.E. 34th Ave.
Missing juvenile/recovery, Indi-
an Reservation.
Burglary, NW. 80th Ave.
June22
Theft/tools. S.E. 30th St.
Fraud, N.W. Park St.
Assault, U.S. 441 N.
Fraud, N.W. 141st St..,,-, --


Fight/prisoner in custody, N.E.
14th Ave.
Suspicious incident, N.E. 14th
Ave.
Suspicious person/recall, Citgo
Station. ,
Structure fire/no, injuries, U.S.
441 S.E.
Traffic stop/prisoner in cus-
tody, S.R. 70 E.:
Stolen vehicle/recovery/pris-
oner in custody, N.W. Sixth Ave.
June24
Runaway/juvenile, N.W. Third
Lane.
Traffic accident, U.S. 98 N.
Disturbance/verbal, N.W. 40th
Dr.
Domestic/verbal, N.E. 304th St.
Stolen/four wheeler,- N.W.
203rd Ave.
Disturbance/verbal/prisoner in


custody, N.E. Fourth Trail.
Counterfeit, N.E. Fourth Trail.
Traffic arrest, U.S. 441 S.E.
June25
Domestic, N.E. 104th Ct.
Suspicious incident, Davie
Dairy.
Domestic/prisoner in custody,
N.W. 36th St.
Stolen/tools, N.W. Third St.
Fight, N.W. 29th Ave.
Assault, N.E. Fourth Trail.
Missing juvenile, N.E. 31st
Way.
June 26
Abandoned vehicle, Lock 7.
Fight, N.E. Second St.
Abandoned vehicle, Berman
Road.
Attempt to locate, N.W. Third


Domestic, U.S. 441 N.
Domestic,,Berman Road.
Juvenile problem, N.W Sixth
St.
Traffic arrest/prisoners in cus-
tody, S.R. 70 E.


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you identify 135 different trees
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spruces, and pines. Other
species in the guide book
include: horsechestnut and
mockernut hickory, sassafras
and shadbush, persimmon and
pawpaw and pagodatree and-
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There are dozens -of draw-
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tinctive features such as leaves
or needles and their acorns,
berries, seed pods, cones, and


other identifying features.
"What Tree Is That?" is organ-
ized to make it easy to identify
trees in simple step-by-step
fashion.
"Helping people enjoy and
appreciate trees is central to the
educational mission of the
Arbor Day Foundation," John
Rosenow, the Foundation's
president, said. "Being able to
identify trees is important to
knowing how to care for them
and how to plant the right tree
in the right place."
To obtain your tree ID guide,
send your name and address
and $3 to "What Tree Is That?"
The National Arbor Day Foun-
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68410 or go online to arbor-
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Obituaries


Lynda Louise Allen
Lynda Louise Allen, age 82, of
Okeechobee, died Monday, June
27, 2005 at Raulerson'Hospital.
She was born Aug. 26, 1922 in
Lima, Ohio, Mrs. Allen had been
a resident of Okeechobee over
25 yean.
She was preceded in death
by: her husband, Robert Allen
and daughter, Cynda Allen.
Survivors include: her son,
Dan E. Allen of Boynton Beach;
granddaughters, Linda Allen
(Michael) Healy of Orlando and
Dawn Keech of Lake Worth;
great-granddaughter, Katelyn
Healy of Orlando; and former
daughter in law, Amanda
Solomon of Lake Worth.
A memorial service will be
conducted at the Buxton Funeral
Home on Thursday, June 30, at 2
p.m.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.
Henry W. Nicewonger
Henry W. Nicewonger, age
77, of Okeechobee, died Mon-
day, June 27,. 2005 at Hospice of
Palm Beach County, Florida. He
was born Nov. 17, 1927 in
Greensbetg, Pa. He had been a
resident of Okeechobee since
1991. He served in the U.S. Navy
at the end of WWII and the U.S.
Army during the Koran War. He
was a member of the American
Legion:
He was preceded in death by:
his wife, Eileen Nicewonger;
daughter, Deanna Jean Wise-
man; parents, William E. and
Ruth R. Wible Nicewonger; and
two brothers, Bill and Bobby
Nicewonger.
Survivors include: his son,


Scott (Margie) W. Nicewonger,
Sr., of Lake Worth; five grand-
children; one brother, John
David Nicewonger of Boca
Raton and companion, Louise
Giarraputo of Okeechobee.
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[ must return
The seas must churn
But see the marks 1 leaie upon the shore?"
Like the caterpillar that says in sleep
"Don't miss the beauty I once had
That life was brief
But I don't grieve
For soon I'll be fl-ing free."
The beaut) of dying young
Like the bird that tells us morning's done
Like the tree who cries his life is gone
Or the wave who crashed his last '
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For the morning gives life to the day
The tree gives his life so others may -.
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Don't hesitate
Or you'll miss the setting sun."
Like the falling tree that cries
lMy life is gone
Don't mourn for me
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Exercise your right to free speech. Speak out is a free 24-hour
opinion line. Call and express your opinion or ask question
about public issues. You are not required to leave your name.
While we want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves
the right to edit calls for clarity, brevity, relevance and fairness. To
speak out call (863)467-2033, fax (863)763-5901 or e-mail: okee-
news@newszap.com. You can also mail submissions to Okee-
chobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.

Contractors
I would like to know why the county has allowed so many
new homes to be built since the hurricanes tied up our contrac-
tors? I for one have not been able to get a local contractor to do
the repairs on my home from last year's hurricanes. I believe
the county should be at fault and the county will probably be
sued over this. (Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. We contact-
ed the Okeechobee County Building Department with your
question. We were told the building department cannot put a
moratorium on new construction that can only be done by
the Okeechobee County Board of County Commission. But, no
moratorium on new building has been declared. Also, the
building department has nothing to do with the type of permits
applied for by contractors. That is not in the hands of the
building department or the county.)
In Denial
The school board seems to be in denial or out of touch with
reality because the truth is, teachers don't want to stay because
of the lack of administrative support and lack of money. If they
work here they are not supported and they are not paid equally
as other people in the same business, so they don't want to
stay. Therefore, we have so many openings this year.

Scrapbook Club
I would like to know if there are any scrapbook clubs that
meet or any creative memories consultant in Okeechobee? I
am interested in getting together with any scrap booking club.
Missing Children
This is about the police that went to the sexual predator's
house where he had that little girl kidnapped and in the closet.
They didn't even check inside that house and she was still alive.
Also, the little boys that were found in the trunk of that car -
the police didn't even bother to check that trunk when they
were playing by that car. I hope our police here in Okeechobee,
have been taught better and have gone to school and learned
how to do things right when a child is missing. (Editor's Note:
Thanks for calling. The cases to which you refer are more
about the law than training. In the Jessica Lunsford case,
while it's correct that law enforcement twice went to the
mobile home where the girl was being held they could not
enter the home without a warrant; permission; or, informa-
tion that the girl was there. Florida does have an emergency
exception to the rule that deals with the right to privacy issue.
In short, that exception states that if law enforcement has
information that someone is in peril that have the right to ren-
der aid. However, while they may render aid they do not have
the right to search for evidence. In short, in the Lunsford case
law enforcement had no knowledge that John Couey was
there; had no information Jessica Lunsford was in the home;
and, did not have a warrant so they could not have entered
the home. In the case of the children found in the trunk of an
automobile, the law there may differ somewhat to the law in
Florida. However, one thing remains the same: law enforce-
ment could not have opened the trunk of that vehicle unless
they had a warrant or had information the children were
there. They could have had the car's owner open the trunk,
but the police had no information or knowledge the children
were in there. So, to say the police e not properly trained is
not totally accurate. It is more accurate to say that they were
following the rules.)

Bipolar Club
I was inquiring about the bipolar bears. I would like some
more information before I go. I just moved to this area and
have been diagnosed with multiple things. (Editor's Note:
Thanks for calling. The bipolar bears meet at Welcome House,
which is located at 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. The Welcome House
phone number is (863) 467-1026.)
Public Access
"Why is the water management allowing someone to put
up gates on both sides of Taylor Creek so we can't get to the
dike? I thought the dike was for people of the state of Florida to
use and now we can't get there. It should be for public access
and not just for the rich people like everything else. (Editor's
Note: Thanks for calling. The South Florida Water Manage-
ment District (SFWMD) has nothing to do with restricting
access to the dike or the road to the dike. The property was
purchased by a private group and they are restricting access to
the road to keep people from using the boat ramp. The new
owners will not allow boaters to use the ramp due to liability
issues. From what we've' been told, SFWMD will be given keys
to the gates so that they can access the locks at Taylor Creek.)

Lawsuit
With Jeb Bush pursuing Michael Schiavo again, is Michael
going to sue Jeb Bush as Jeb Bush or Jeb Bush the governor of
Florida? I hope it is not governor 'cause I don't want to pay for it.





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Courtesy photo/Pearl Godwin
Looking Back...
The Louisiana Raulerson Hospital located on Northwest Second Avenue, was opened in 1949 and the small hospital
served the community until 1961 when the Okeechobee General Hospital was constructed on Northwest Fifth Avenue.
Today, the building that was Okeechobee's first hospital continues to serve the community as the Okeechobee Reha-
bilitation Facility. It has been' expanded over the years, and provides training and skills for the handicapped. This photo
also appears in the book titled "Strolling Down Country Roads" by Twila Valentine and Betty Chandler Williamson.


Community Event

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



Upcoming Events


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) meets in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. (behind the Brah-
man Theatre). 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 own-
ers 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, con-
tact Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
Thursday
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 yourancestors are is welcome to attend. There is C.en-
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-
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 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)
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
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)
467-9461.
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.
Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight
and 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)
467-9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their dance
every Friday, from 7:30 until,10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic Center,
located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring. Tickets are
$5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call Fran at 382-
6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. This.is an open meeting.
A.A. meets from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. This is an open'speaker meeting.

Saturday
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee construction volunteers will
meet in the parking lot of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, N.E.
Third Street and N. Parrott Ave., at 7 a.m. Construction work will be at
a Habitat work site in an adjoining county. Wear comfortable clothes
suitable for working. Call (863) 357-1371, for information.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House,
which is located next to the driver's license office at 1857 U.S. 441
S.E. It is a self-help group for people with a desire to stop using alco-
hol and other intoxicating drugs, and a desire to manage their emo-
tional or psychiatric illness. It's an open discussion group.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Chapter DAR will meet at 10 a.m. at the
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St. They would like to extend
an invitation to anyone eligible for membership in NSDAR to attend,
from October through May. For information call regent Ruth Lawson at
(863) 763-2492, or vice-regent and registrar Bonnie Hill at (772) 597-
4235.


Community Events


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

Okeechobee Street Ministry to meet
Okeechobee Street Ministry will be held on July 2, from 6 until 8
p.m. They will meet in city park #4. They invite you to come join
them for an evening of worship and gospel music. Food and drinks
will be provided. For information, call David Eng, (863) 634-3360.

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.

Application available for ESE scholarships
The Okeechobee County School Board Exceptional Student Edu-
cation Department has sent out letters to parents of ESE students that
may be eligible for John McKay scholarships. An eligible student is a
child that has an active IEP, and was enrolled in public school in
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 information,
call Cathleen Blair, ESE director, at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255. The
deadline for applications is July 3.

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

Airboat Association (LOAA) to have outing
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA) will meet at
Micco Bluff at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 10, for a boat ride and picnic.
The club will provide the fixings for sandwiches. Those attending
should bring a covered dish to share and drinks, plates, forks, etc. for
their family. Members, friends and family are welcome. No July busi-
ness meeting is scheduled. Call the Andersons at (863) 763-6069 for
more information.

Free nutrition clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis and
designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Health Center on July 11,
Aug. 8 and Sept. 12, at 5:30 p.m. For information, call 763-4320.

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 a.m. daily. Chil-
dren from kindergarten to high school are invited to join an exciting
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 Can-
cer 5K walk will be held Thursday, July 7, at 6 p.m. at the Visiting
.Nursing Association, 208 S.E. Park St. The walk is planned for Aug.
13. The meeting will be to discuss sponsorship share information.

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

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. Sec-
ond Ave.

'His Story' planning meeting slated
"His Story", an enactment of the life of Jesus, is in the planning
stages for 2005. The next planning meeting will be Tuesday, July 12,
at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W Second St. All committee members and any inter-
ested parties are asked to attend, as important decisions need to be
made.
Church of Christ hosting Bible school
The Okeechobee Church of Christ, 1401 S. Parrott Ave., will host
vacation Bible school July 25-29. The theme will be all things bright
and beautiful, and classes will be provided for adults down to the
smallest child. The hours are 7 until 8:30 p.m. each evening.

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 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
The Okeechobee All-Stars Dixie Boys 13-year-old team
advanced to the Dixie Boys State Tournament that will tqke
place in Sebring on July 16-24. Team members are: (front row,
left to right) Chad Harrison, Justin Rodriguez, David Altman,
Ethan McWhorter, Jimmy Haddan, Zach McGowan with coach
Devon Venables; (back row, left to right) manager Harry Tewks-
-Abury, Judson Attaway, Adam Tewksbury, Jonathon Crawford,
Cameron Tewksbury, Brice Buckner and coach Davie Altman.

Local Dixie Boys team

advances to state tourney,


The Okeechobee Dixie Boys 13-
year-old team took on the Dixie
Boys 13's of Avon Park-Monday in
the .best of three series to deter-
mine who would advance to the
Dixie Boys State Tournameht in
Sebring on July 16-24.
In game one, Okeechobee beat
Avon Park 8-2. Okeechobee's
Cameron Tewksbury pitched
seven innings, had 11 strikeouts,
and gave u p two hits and two runs.
- TeWksbury also went 1-for-3
with three RBIs and one double.
Teammate Brice Buckner went 2-
for-4 with one triple and one single.
In game two, Okeechobee


trounced Avon Park 11-1 in five
innings. Buckner was on the
mound for Okeechobee and,
pitched five innings, had 11 strike-'
outs, and allowed just one hit and
one run.
Buckner went 2-for-2 with two.
doubles and one RBI. Tewksbury
went 1-for-i with one single and
two RBIs. Jimmy Haddon went 1-
f .r-3 with one double and two
RBIs. Judson Attaway went 1-for-I
with one double and one RBI.
Okeechobee -will' travel to
Sebring for the Dixie Boys State
Tournament on July 16-24.


Sports Briefs


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 Thurs-
day evenings from 7 until 9 p.m.
(family night swim): Aug. 8 Oct.
30: Tuesday through Friday from
4 until 7 p.m., Saturday from 10
a.m. until 5 p.m., Sunday from 1
until 5 p.m. The pool is not open
during school hours. When
school is in session the pool is
used for physical education and
other school-related activities. For
information, contact the pool
office at (863) 467-7667.


Grid conditioning
program under way
Summer conditioning ses-
sions have begun at Okee-
chobee High School for the
Brahman football team.
The sessions will be from 4
until 6 p.m. on Mondays, Tues-
days, Thursdays and Fridays
throughout the summer. Anyone
intending to try out for the fool-
ball team in the fall should
attend these conditioning ses-
sions.
For information, call the Brah-
man field house at (863) 462-
5050 and leave a message and
an assistant coach will return the
.call.


Staff Photo/Lorna Jablonski
Draw down winner
.Okeechobee High School Athletic Director Mike Rade-
baugh (left) and Brahman Booster Club president Jeff
Robinson (right) presented one of the Purple and White
game draw down checks to Christina Morgan (middle)
Monday night at Brahman Stadium. The draw down is a
fundraiser sponsored by the Brahman Booster Club to
help support the various athletic programs at Okee-
chobee High School. Other winners (not pictured) were
Mark Tenniswood, L-Bar-L Cattle Co., Koby Krieger and
Mike York.


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6 LIFESTYLES The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 29, 2005


Florida Main Street team visits Okeechobee


The Florida Main Street
Resource Team toured Okee-
chobee on June 21 trying to gain
a perception of the community
in general. Team members con-
sisted of Bob Field, an architect
and planner from Baltimore,
Md., Scott Day, a consultant on
Urban Development from San
Antonio, Texas, Doris Tillman,
Main Street program manager
from Ft. Pierce and Joan Jeffer-
son, Florida Main Street coordi-
nator, Tallahassee.
At the completion of the tour,
the team began individual inter-
views of over 50 members of the
community including elected
officials, government employ-


ees, property owners and busi-
ness owners. The interviews
were conducted for the purpose
of finding out what the commu-
nity's opinions were concerning
downtown Okeechobee. The
emphasis was placed on what
the interviewees felt about
downtown, what they would
like to see changed downtown
and what they thought the Okee-
chobee Main Street organization
could do to help implement
these changes.
The Resource Team then
interviewed Okeechobee Main
Street board members Lydia
Jean Williams, executive direc-
tor; Maureen Burroughs, presi-


dent; Paul Mitchell, vice presi-
dent; Allison Murphy, secretary;
Terry Burroughs, treasurer;
Dawn Hoover, design chair;
Bridgette Waldau, community
chair; Keith Stripling, public
relations chair; Steve Riordan,
promotions chair; and, Kathleen
Shatto, economic restructuring
chair.
The Team also interviewed
the four committees of the
Okeechobee Main Street organi-
zation which consist of the
design, the organization, the
promotions and' the economic
restructuring committees.
Following the tours and inter-
views, the Resource Team pre-


sented ideas, suggestions and
thoughts in the form of a public
presentation held on Thursday,
June 23 at the South Florida
Water Management conference
room.
A written report will be com-
pleted by the Resource Team
and delivered to Okeechobee
Main Street within three weeks
and will be available for review
in the Okeechobee Main Street
office for anyone who is interest-
ed and was not able to attend
the public presentation.
For information, contact
Lydia Jean .Williams, executive
director at (863) 357-MAIN.


Spotlight on Okeechobee


The Communities In
Schools/Police Athletic League
6th annual golf tournament was
held Saturday, June 18, at the
Okeechobee County Golf &
Country Club. It was a great day
of golfing with 13 teams partici-
pating.
Congratulations to the top
prize winners: First place went
to the Waste Management Team:
Keith Hickman, Chris Hickman,
Brian Hagan and Josh Padgett.
Eighth place went to the Chatum
team: Jody Chatam, Frank
Prescott, Kevin Coleman and
Billy Ellerbee and next to last
place went to the Raulerson


Hospital Team: Brian Melear, Joe
Corripio and J.W. Cain.
We are so thankful for a com-
munity that comes together to
support organizations such as
Communities in Schools. We
would also like to thank all the
wonderful sponsors and donors
who helped make this annual
event. Hole Sponsors were Bank
of America, Okeechobee City
Police Auxiliary, Real Life Chil-
dren's Ranch, D&A Sod, High-
lands Pest Control, Inc., Abney &
Abney
Construction, Physical Thera-
py of Okeechobee, Waste Man-
agement, Domer's Inc., Stark


Masonry, Hazellief & Prevatt,
Tucker Group, Marshall Lawn
Service, Harbor Federal, Car
Quest Auto Parts, Okeechobee
Contractor's Association, and
Dr. Pat and Judge Shirley Bren-
nan. Our Tee Sponsors were
Abney & Abney Construction,
Los Cocos, Pritchard & Associ-
ates, Riverside National Bank,
Okeechobee City Police Auxil-
iary, Syble's Flowers and Gifts,
Connelly Drywall, Indian River
Community College, Ben Sims,


Laura Sims, CPA and the Law
Office of Gerald Lefebvre.
A special thank you to the
Wal-Mart Supercenter for their
donations of meat, door prizes
and gift certificates and to Car-
Quest Auto Parts of Okeechobee
for being a hole sponsor, dona-
tions of gifts and door prizes and
for volunteering to help run the
tournament. And as always a
special thanks to David Hazellief
and John Abney for being our
cooks!


Anniversary


Births


Juan Jose Solorzano, Jr.
Juan Jose
Solorzano, Jr.
Amy and Juna Solorzano of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their son
Juan Jose Solorzano, Jr.
He was born on May 1, 2005
at Florida Hospital in Sebring.
He weighed 10-pounds, 8-
ounces and was 22 inches long
at birth.
His maternal grandparents
are Jim and Rita Rou of Okee-
chobee and paternal grand-
mother is Artemia Solorzano of
Mexico.


She weighed 6-pounds, 3-
ounces and was 19 inches long
at birth.
Skylar was welcomed home
by family and friends, Aunt Jessi-
ca, Aunt Dana and Kandi.
Maternal grandparents are
Ricky and Corinna Fralix of
Okeechobee. Paternal grandpar-
ents are Doug and Janet Rauler-
son of Okeechobee. Her great
grandparents are Johnnie Ruth
and Jerry Fralix, Sr., of Okee-
chobee, Delores Jacobs of West
Palm Beach and Curtis Baxley of
Okeechobee.
Skylar also has great-great-
grandparents who are Inez Bax-
ley of Okeechobee and W.C. and
Dorthy Raulerson of
Indiantown.


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Staff photo/D. Hamilton
Courthouse tour
Okeechobee County Bar Association President, attorney,
Elizabeth Maxwell (left) and previous bar association
president, Judge Deborah Hooker, now the magistrate
for Okeechobee County, were both present at the court-
house tour on Friday. Over 20 local attorneys turned out
for the first look at the new facility and an opportunity for
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Brief

Volunteers are
needed at Hospice
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has volunteer opportunities
available in Okeechobee assist-
ing the patient care and adminis-
trative teams to provide Hospice
services to Okeechobee area
residents. Permanent and part-
time volunteers provide direct
patient support services such as
companionship, telephone con-
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Pasto, Columbia, S. America.
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Community Events

Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott
Ave., is open again. It is located in the back'parking lot of the church.
The temporary gray box is stocked and ready for anyone who needs
food. All you need is an I.D. The hours of operation are Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon.
Chamber sponsoring concerts
Brenda O'Conndr, executive director of the Okeechobee Cham-
ber of Commerce, has announced that the Chamber, in conjunction
with Morgan Renee Entertainment, are finalizing plans for a concert
series Information on the bands and artists will be announced at a
later date. To volunteer your help at any of these events, call the
Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.
New historical mugs on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society has a new shipment of histor-
ical Okeechobee County Courthouse mugs and mugs with a picture
of the old High School for $6 each on sale at the Chamber of Com-
merce. They also have a small booklet entitled "Pictorial History of
Okeechobee" which sells for $4.
Summer Play Camp schedule announced
Sign-ups for Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation's 2005
Summer Play Camp began Monday, May, 2, at Teen Town Center,
309 N.\V Second St. Enrollment is limited and slots are filled on a
first-come, first-served basis. Campers must be between 6 and 12
years of age. Play camps Nwill operate 'Monday through Friday,
through July 29 (except July 4), from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at
three locations. Douglas Biown Community Center, Okeechobee
Civic Center and Teen Town Center The regular camp fee is $50 per
week, per'participant plus fees for field trips and special activities.
Special rates have been set at $25 per week-for a child orf the
reduced school lunch program, and $ 10 per week for a child on the
free school lunch program within the Okeechobee County School
System for the 2004 2005 school year. A letter of participation from
Okeechobee County School Food Service must be presented at the
time of registration in order to quality for these special rates. E.xtend-
ed hours of 7:30 until 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 until 5:30 p.m. will be avail-
able at both the Okeechobee Civic Center and Teen Town Center for.
an additional fee of $ 10 per week, per participant.
Swimming pool hours announced
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool hours of oper-
ation are: June 2 Aug. 7, Tuesday Saturday from 12:30 until 6:30
p.m., Sunday from I until 5 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday evenings
from 7 until 9 p.m. familyl night swim):; Aug. 8 Oct. 30: Tuesday
through Friday from 4 until 7,p m., Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5
p.m., Sunday from I until 5 p.m. The pool is not open during school
hours. For information, contact the pool office at 18631 4 467-7667.
Enrollment starts for VPK program
The Agency for \Workforce Innovation is starting the registration
process foi parents to enroll their children in the state's ne\ Volun-
tarn Prekindergarten i\PK) program. Eligible children must live in
Florida and be 4 years old on or before Sept. I ol the 2005-06 school
%ear. Parents can find the registration form online at uww.vpkflon-
da.org; or, the. can contact their nearest Early Learning Coalition for
a paper copy ol the registration.
Yard sale closed for summer
Real Life Children's Ranch yard sales are closed for the summer,
and they are no longer accepting donations. For information, call
Rosie at 863) 763-4242
Church offers summer activities
Activities are now available at Sacred Heart C4tholic Church, 701
S W Sixth St. These activities include: a food bank'that is open Mon-
day and Friday from 9 a.m. until noon: a martial arts class held Tues-
day through Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday afternoon
from 3 until 4 p.m.; Boy Scouts meet every Monday from 6 until 8
p.m.; Immigration Assistance is available on the third Thursday of
every month from I until 5 p.m.; and, soccer is every Tuesday and
Thursday evenings.
County plat directory offered
The 2005 Okeechobee County Plat Directory is now lor sale at
the Okeechobee Soil & after r Conservation office on U.S. 98 N. For
information, call (8631 763-3619, ext. 502.
Gospel Lighthouse will meet
A newly-formed congregation, The Gospel Lighthouse, will mrreet
every Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Christian 7th Day Baptist Church, 914
N.W. Park St. There ,will be old camp meeting style of preaching,
praying and singing. For information, contact Reverend Elmra J.
Hampton at (863) 357-0455.
Legion sponsoring fundraiser
The American Legion Memorial Post 64, the Ladies Auxiliary and
the Sons of the Legion in conjunction with Environmental Control
are sponsoring a fundraiser. \Ve ask that you donate \our used or
empty laser printer cartridges and ink jets to the Post. The Post \\11l
receive a donation from ECC. All monies received from this project
will be used to purchase supplies for the needy school children in
the Okeechobee County School system. Boxes will be made avail-
able at the following locations: American Legion, 501 S.E. Second
Ave.; Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parroll Ave.; and Smith's Com-
puter Service, S.W. Park Street. Additional collection points will be
, made available at a later date. For information, call John R. Rooney
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Community Events
History Center closes for summer
The Okeechobee Family History Center of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St., will be closed from
May 2 until Aug. 31. They will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from
11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The center will also be open Friday, Sept. 9,
from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. It will then be open every Wednesday
and Friday. Please call ahead one day to reserve any specific equip-
ment you may need. For information during working hours call
(863) 763-6510. During hours ,the center is closed call (863) 467-
5261, or (863) 357-7711.
Grace Christian Schools seek help'
Grace Christian Schools need the help of the community and are
seeking tax deductible donations to help rebuild their playground
that was damaged during the hurricanes. For more information, call
Grace Christian Schools at (863) 763-3072.


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 eligible. Senior
members are needed to administer the unit and provide, supervi-
sion for the cadets. The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol
are emergency services, aerospace education and cadet programs.
Senior members and cadets work side by side to accomplish these
missions. If you are interested in becoming a cadet or senior mem-
ber, contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations
Center, (863) 763-3212.
Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save lives. You can
help the American Red Cross reach people in your community with
lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated External
Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the Okeechobee
Branch of the American Red Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out
more.


Church collecting for care packages
The Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee would like to invite
the community to participate in a project for Operation Freedom Iraqi.
The church will be sending care packages to 20 servicemen in the Army
stationed in Iraq. These soldiers serving our country have requested items
not only for themselves, but they also give items to the Iraqi children while
on patrol and visiting. We would like to. invite the community to help us
with this project. For more information, contact Chairperson Myra White
at (863) 357-2975.
Children's council seeks volunteers
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of a few fine
people to submit an application to the Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners to be a part of the council. Governor Jeb Bush
makes the final appointments with terms of two or four years. The coun-
cil 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 moni-
tors the programs' services that they provide to our children. Those inter-
ested in completing an application should contact Cathleen Blair, execu-
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The only 2 for 1 Happy Hour from open to close
in Okeechobee at our bar.

Kids eat FREE all day Sunday & Wednesday
from 4 p.m. to close. -

Let the Gator Cater
Your place or ours, 5-500 people are no problem.
Call Catering Coordinator Theresa Adams 863-
763-2800.

Celebrating 5 years in Okeechobee!!

The only casual theme restaurant in town.
Food that comes fast not fast food!!


R.J. GATOR'S HOURS
Sunday Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

LOCATION
102 S.W. 14th Street, Okeechobee

PHONE: 863-763-2800


Presents... -
Okesechbes .

AHgigit Club!

MONDAY: DJ NIGHT Playing Your Favorites
TUESDAY: KARAOKE Show Off Your Talent
WEDNESDAY: DJ NIGHT Playing Your Favorites
THURSDAY: TEEN NIGHT Mixed Music s$5Cover
FRIDAY: RAGGAE
SATURDAY: HIP HOP LATINO NIGHT $5scover)
SUNDAY: OPEN MIKE NIGHT Your Night To Shine

Available for Banquets, Part ering Available.
Available for Banquets, Parties. Catering Available 4 D


Josiah Restaurant and Lounge
features Chet Bill's NEW special "Surf and Turf"
and "Fresh Catch of the Day."
100o OFF EARLY BIRD SPECIAL*
Tuesday through Friday 3pm to 5pm.
Senior Citizens 55+ enjoy 15% OFF" on Sundays.
*e cluding alconolic beverages


FOOD
^ FOR -FAMILY-SIZE
l APPETITES


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Air Conditioning & Refrigerabon
Residential Commercial
Craig Raulerson
702 SE 9th Avenue
(863) 634-8703
allseasonac@earthlink.net
St. Lic. #CAC1814333



SEARS
Good life. Great price.
OKEECHOBEE
3290 Hwy. 441 South
467-1200
Hours: Sun. 11AM 4PM
Mon. Sat. 9AM 6PM
Owned & Operated by:
Joe Rieth (#3045)


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SMNRISE FRD
5435 U.S. I South
Fort Pierce
1 Mile South of Midway Road on U.S. 1
Ft. Pierce 461-6000
Stuart 283-6806
Vero Beach 567-8480
www.sunrise-ford.com







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Rt. 6, Box 611
Okeechobee, FL 34974


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Walters & Son
Construction
HEAVY EQUIPMENT SERVICE


Land Clearing Ponds Fill Dirt House Pads
Ditch Cleaning Grove Maintenance
Tree Trimming Tree Removal And More...
Mark Walters
863-634-2365 or 158*17*26116 (NEXIEL)
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GARAGE DOORS
Sales
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OR
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SRefrigeration
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863-467-4733
Honest & Dependable Service
24 Hour Emergency Service
Repair on all makes & models
Family Owned & Operated
CAC1813894



J 'temory Keeping at its Best-
April Hof
INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT
P.O. Box 930
Okeechobee, FL 34973
Cell: (863) 634-6018
ahofcm@hotmail.com
Personal Assistance Events
Photo Safe Albums & Supplies Careers
www.creativememories.com


CECILIO ENT. INC.
AUTO SALES
8000 Hwv. 70 E Okeechobee
Financing wfit !l Terms!
863-357-6006





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Gambling Trips:
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863-357-3593
TOLL FREE: 1-888-738-9130


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




MIDFLORID,
2105 S. Parrott Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
Stop by today!
Or call 467-FREE
www.midflorida.com


DIAMOND FENCE, INC.
"Quality is Priceless"
Preston Bass
Owner
Specializing in
Agricultural Fencing
Barbed Wire, Vinyl, Board, Field
Fence, Barns, Horse Stalls & More
863-467-1180 (Office)
863-697-8336 (Cell)




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


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


Newman Air
Conditioning, Inc.
FAST, RELIABLE SERVICE
"Serving the Okeechobee Area Since 1972"
* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
* Mobile Home Air Conditioning
Specialist
202 N.E. 2nd Street
(behind Eckerds)
7 763-707 3 CAC013262


Reich &
Mancmi
1-888-784-6724
Workers'Compensation Personal Injury
Social Security Disability Wrongful Death
Palm City Fort Pierce
Port St. Lucie
West Palm Beach BocaRaton







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


COME AS YOU ARE!
First United
AMethodist Church
200 NW Second Street
(863) 763-4021
www.fumcokee.com
Bruce Simpson, Senior Pastor
fumco@earthlink.net
James R. Dawson, YouthlAssistant Pastor
fumco2@earthlink.net


Creechft
Construction
Residential/Commercial
Daniel B. Creech Owner
Lic. & Ins. St. Lic. #CBC057343
406 S.W. 2nd St.
Phone: (863) 763-9225
Fax: (863) 763-2033


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Publix.
WHt SE SHOPPING IS A PLEASURES
Northlake Village
3551 Hwy. 441 S.
Okeechobee
763-3500
www.publix.com


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CACO 23499
* 7 Days A Week
* 24 Hr. Emergency Service
* We Service All Brands
* Free Estimates
on Replacement Units and New Installations
100% Financing Available
312 S.W. 2nd St.
863-763-8391


GLENN J.
SNEIDER, LLC
Criminal Law
Bankruptcy Law
Immigration Law
200 S.W. 9th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863) 467-6570



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525 NW AVE I, BELLE GLAE

800-573-7983
www.gladesmotors.com


Living Word
of Faith
1902 S. Parrott Ave.
863-763-6869
Phone & Fax
A First Century Full
Gospel Church
www.livingwordoffaith-okeechobee.com


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Okeechobee's
#1 Homebuilder
(863) 357-2700
State Licensed & Insured
Lic. # CRC057387




AGRI CIVIC CENTER
HIRING EVENT
STAFF
Applications Available at
County Courthouse, Room 109
Call 863-763-9312
for information.



S" FLIGHT
'--- SCHOOL

Private Career
Introductory Flight $50
Training at Okeechobee
772-460-7766
www.tradewinds-flight.comn


GUTTERS
PLUS, LLC
Seamless Rain Gutters
Storm Shutters
12068 NE 18th Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
Bobby Collins
(863) 634-3159


Okeechobee Abstract
& Title Insurance Inc.
Family Owned & Operated Since 1943
Real Estate Closings
Title Insurance
Title Search
REPRESENTING
STEWART TITLE INSURANCE CO.
www.okeechobeeabstract.com
863-763-3710
207 N.W. 2nd Street


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and Heatig of O
2800 SW 3rd Terr.
(8631
S467-1545
^4.- St. Liu.
1 CAC029420


Anthony T. Young
Attorney
215 SW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-824-OLAW
General Practice
Real Estate Probate
Family Wills
37 Years Experience
Call Today for Your Consultation


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OPEN SUNDAY
. 10OAM 3PM


CHUCK'S
BARBER SHOP

467-6592
3651 S.E. 441 # 6
Treasure Island Plaza


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




< LAE VIEW
BU IERSINC.
CBC 008329
Certified Building Contractors
200 N.W. 5th St.
863-763-3100

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WALPOLE FEED
& SUPPLY
Hwy. 98 N. PO Box 1723
(863) 763-6905




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& C,'R( 1KA1' RY
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Family Owned and Operated
763-2111
205 N.E. 2nd Street
Okeechobee


S Art
Beatty
Handyman Service
Licensed and Insured
A Lic. #MSRL2202-01
Odd jobs you can't seem to find
time to do: painting, yard clean up,
deck repair, Realtor check list...
Give me a call for a FREE Estimatel
863-610-0988
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I IN'I aAN,
Like a good neighbor,
State Farm is there.
204 N.E. 3rd Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 763-5561
statefarm.com


Don's
Appliance,inc.
"Showroom Full
Of Major Brands"
REPAIR ALL BRANDS
763-2220
317 WS Park Street
Don & Linda Weir
li r_'ut 4 o -"9- [.


Find Out Why We're #1 Highest
Rating For Customer Satisfaction

4224 Hwy. 441 South
1863] 357-0500


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Oakview

Baptist

Church
677 SW 32"" St.
Okeechobee
763-1699


NEAL S. LONG
CONTRACTOR
NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION
NEW COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION
Commercial/Residential A/C
Residential & Commercial Additions
Dry Wall Framing Pipefitting
11781 Hwy. 441 SE Okeechobee
863-357-3313
Toll Free: 877-511-0624
Lic. # CBC1251720 CMC1249343 CFC058088


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FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY
110 N.E. 5th St.
(863) 763-1994
Time & Temperature
763-0123


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Ponds Pads Site Work Demolition
1-800-FLA-OAKS
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CHAMPION
Plastering & Stucco, Inc.
Since 1993
Residential New Construction
Commercial Additions
Interior, Exterior, Soffits,
Ceilings, TRAILER SKIRTS!
Licensed Gary Champion
& Insured 863-763-2992


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ALL COAST
TRACTOR
. Branson, Mahindra
S and Equipment
2 Locations to Serve You Better
Okeechobee: 701 N. Parrott Ave.
(863) 467-75600
Alva: 6451 W. SR 80
(863) s674-1 t11
www.allcoasttractor.com


GREEN
LEAF r/
Irrigation & Landscaping
Tombo Riley
Irrigation & Landscape Specialist
Sprinkler Systems Landscape Sod
Grade Work All Pump and Well Work
Cell: 863-697-2729
Office & Fax: 863-763-3237

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U.S. 98 North
(863) 763-3127


PARADISE MOBILE
PRESSURE CLEANING & DETAILING
We are fully self
contained mobile company.
Commercial Residential
RV's Buses Autos
Heavy Equip. Tractor Trailers
Call for a FREE ESTIMATE
Keith Lewis
863-357-1599 or 561-718-9585




Voolel s Sheds
FULL INSULATED SHEDS
"We Custom Build To Meet Your Needs"
We Sell boors & Windows
2570 NW 16th Blvd.
(863) 763-7008
Email: wooleyssheds@earthlink.net


jlhKarns Tractor
& Service
Bushog Style Mowing
Overgrown Lots Mowed
Fields & Subdivision Lots
Fill Dirt & Shell Grading
Tree Trimming & Removal
Absentee Owner Mowing
152 SE 60th Ave. Okeechobee
(863) 763-8306
Jerry Karns (cell: 634-1223)


204 S.E. 10th Ave.
Okeechobee
763-3417


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South Florida
Tattoo Company
Open EVERYDAY
10 a.m. -10 p.m.
www.floridatattoo.com
tWelcome 1o Your
New \-ddiction!!
S3077 Hwy. 70 E.
&' ik863-824-0828
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Superior Water
Works, Inc.
FREE Estimates Call Today
863-763-2636
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&piainwsater


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PRINTING RUBBER STAMPS MACHINES
FURNITURE COMPUTER SUPPLIES
LEGAL FORMS LAMINATING
OKEECHOBEE
OFFICE SUPPLY &
FURNITURE, INC.
114 S.W. 5TH Avenue
(863) 763-0297
800-741-3360
SHIPPING FREE FAX SERVICE
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BANQUET FACUTIS AVAiLABLE
1111 S. Parrott Ave.
863-467-2224


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M4Wholesale
Delivery Available
Public Welcome
1650 Hwy. 70 E.
357-0303
OPEN ON SAT. 8:30A.M. 12.OOP.M.
WALK-.p ONLY


Absolute Lawn Care
* Tractor Service Lawn Maintenance
* Land Clearing- Landscaping
Bat Wing & Bush Hog Mowing
Rodney Stratton, Owner
863-634-5063
1295 NE 42nd Terrace Okeechobee
Licensed & Insured
Lic. #236



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R. 441 S. of Downtown Okeechobee
(863) 763-2800



Brahman
Theatres III

For Info
Call
763-7202


By the Sleeve or By
the Case
Supplies:
Industrial & Agricultural
Janitorial Cleaning Shop
Hardware Paper Products
TRI-CO SUPPLY, INC.
(863) 467-0333
2900 S.W. 3rd Terrace


TREE SPADE & LANDSCAPE SVC, INC

Fill Boulders Shell
Driveways Culverts
Tree Re-locating & Mitigation
Tree Nursery & Installtions
Dump Truck & Bobcat Work
863-357-3330
Nextel 162*18*228




100 NW PARK ST
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 357-2707
Pharmacy Phone:
(863) 357-1754
Drive Thru Pharmacy,
Open 24 Hours


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Phone
863-357-1990
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LTreasure Coast Dermatology
Specializing in the Treatment of Skin Cancer
Mohs Surgery Diseases of Skin, Hair & Nails -

Tim loannides, M-.D. and Rick Romagosa, M.D.
are pleased to welcome

Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., PhD


Bnad Cttbka
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OF Oerrraioog


Stuart
221-3330
448 SE Osceola St.


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

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


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


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St. Lucie West Vero Beach
878-3376 778-7782
1100 St. Lucle West Blvd., #105 1995 39th Ave.


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See a Bard.Cerif.ed Drmato*oist..EaryTie


EARLY DEADLINES

The Okeechobee News office will

be closed Monday, July 4th for

Observance of Independence Day.


The Display Advertising Deadlines

are as follows:

Sun., July 3th at 12 p.m. Thurs., June 30

Mon., July 4th at 3 p.m. Thurs., June 30

Tues., July 5th at 12 p.m. Fri., July 1st

Wed., July 6th at 3 p.m. Fri., July 1st


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At the Movies


The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres e
III. -
Movie times for Friday, June 24,
through Thursday, June 30, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Mr. and Mrs. Smith"
(PG-I 3) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and *
9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 2,
4:30, 7 and 9:10 p.m. Monday at 3
and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:10
p.m.
Theatre II "Batman" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. *
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
at2,4:15, 7and9 p.m.
Theatre III "Herbie Fully
Loaded" (PG) Showfimes: 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.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-.
7202.


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Coast Guard Auxiliary ,
is active in community d
Since its creation by Congress *
in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard
Auxiliary has served as the civil-
ian, non-military component of
the Coast Guard. Today, the
33,000 volunteer men and
women of the U.S. Coast Guard


Auxiliary are active on the water-
ways and classrooms in over
2,000 cities and towns across the
nation. :Each year, Auxiliarists
(folks just like you) save almost
500 lives, assist some 15,000
boaters in distress, conduct more
the 150,000 courtesy safety
examinations of recreation ves-
. sels and teach over 500,000 stu-
dents in-boating and water safety
courses.. The results of these
efforts save taxpayers hundreds
of millions of dollars every year.
For information, call (863) 467-
3085.
EYDC needs
volunteers
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by, hundreds of private'citi-
zqns who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile. justice programs
throughout the state. The Eckerd
Youth Development Center
(EYDC) needs you to share your
skills or special talents in making
a difference in the lives of trou-
bled youth. Volunteers are need-
ed as tutors, translators, arts and
crafts instructors, mentors, job
preparation and search instruc-
tors, recreation aides and assis-
tance in developing a youth choir.
Wouldn't you like to make a dif-
ference? If so, please contact Rick
Hargraves at EYDC, 7200 U.S.
Hwy. 441 N., Okeechobee, Fl.
34972. (863) 763-2174, ext. 234.
Read library
books online
The Okeecnobee County Pub-
lic Library has announced a new
service for those patrons with e-
mail.accounts. You can join the
Chapter-A-Day Online Book Club
sponsored by the Friends of the
Okeechobee County Library. All
you need to do is %isit the
library's web page at
ww.aw.heartlineweb.org-oke and
choose the link to the Online
Book Club. Simply follow the
directions on the page. You will
start receiving chapters from
popular books in your daily e-
mail. After you have read two or
three chapters from a book, you
will begin receiving chapters
from a new one. Each Monday
you will start a new book. There
is no charge for this service. You
don't even need a library card.
All you need is an e-mail address
and five minutes a day to sample
the wonderful world of reading

Subsidized childcare
enrollment under way
The Okeechobee County
School Readiness Coalition is
currently enrolling eligible chil-
dren into subsidized childcare.
The program is currently serving
children age birih to kinder-
garten age. Both parents must be
working or attending some type
of school or training. There is an
income limit based on family
size. Call- .-(866) 273-6340 to be
placed on the waiting list.
Food Pantry
has re-opened
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church Food Pantry is open
again. We are located at 312 N.
Parrott Ave. in the back parking
lot of the church. Our temporary
gray box is stocked and ready for
anyone who needs food. All you
. need is an I.D. The hours of oper-
ation are Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday from 9 a.m. until
noon.


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Saturday, July 16,
11:00 AM. 6 Miles from Blue
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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
PUPPY- Found in Basswood.
(772)360-7964 days
(863)634-3453 evenings.
TOOLS- found,
(863)467-0145.


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


Black Mouth Cur Mix Pup-
pies, Males & Females, 6
weeks old. Free to good
homes. (863)357-2638
CAT, Persian Blue, Spayed.
Loving lap cat. Must live in-
side. Free to good home.
(863)357-8788
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
KITTENS- free to good
homes, (863)763-3543.
Lots of free dogs, to good
homes only, all types.
(863)227-2600
MOBILE Free, you haul
(865)924-9228
PITBULL/CHIHUAHUA MIX
PUPPIES, 2'/2 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
RABBIT White male, m'ed
size, 2yrs old, very friendly.
Free to good home only
(863)357-6501
SHARPEI/CURR MIX, 1 yrs.
old & 6 mo.'s old. Free to
good loving home only.
(863)357-6139


EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Business, *Parale-
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& Financial aid if qualify.
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in today's competitive
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through the government
part-time. No Experience. A
lot of Opportunities.
l800)493-3688 Code J-14.

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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
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27 restaurants throughout South
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Southern Management Corporation
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Entry Level Human Services Position
Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc.,
a national leader in helping at risk youth,
is seeking entry level
Juvenile Justice Counselors
for our program in Okeechobee Florida.
This is a great opportunity to make
a lasting positive difference in the lives of youth.
We are seeking enthusiastic, high-energy
people looking for career potential
in the human services field.
Please visit our website at
www.eckerd.org
for information about the
organization and the youth we serve.
Apply online for immediate consideration or
fax resume and cover letter to Renee Hibbler
@ (727) 442-5911.
H.S. or equivalent required,
Bachelors Degree preferred.
EOE. M/F/D/V.
Minorities encouraged to apply.
1st, 2nd, 3rd Shift available.
$9.75-$10.00
EXCELLENT BENEFITS
DAY ONE!!!


Duty Officer
Florida Department of
Agriculture & Consumer Services
Division of Forestry
Okeechobee District Office
$23,625.16- $25,987.68
This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent and
one year of experience in radio-teletype operations, sworn law
enforcement, dispatching, forestry, firefighting or other public
contact work. College education can substitute at the rate of
30 semester or 45 quarter hours for the required experience.
Apply online at https://peoplefirst myflorida corn (preferred)
or submit a State of Florida application to:
Division of Forestry, 5200 Highway 441 North,
Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863/462-5372) by 7/5/2005.
If you need an accommodation because of a disability in order
to participate in the application/selection process, please
notify the contact person in advance. We only hire U.S.
citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. For applicants
claiming Veteran's Preference, please fax your supporting
documentation to People First at (904) 636-2627 by the
deadline date.
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Pharmaceutical Services
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
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!! ALL TRADES NEEDED!!
Daily work Daily pay
Report to Labor Finders 6am
105 SW 3rd Ave.
Auto Transport, The Waggon-
ers Trucking: Hiring Exp &
Non-Experienced drivers for
Auto Transport in South East
Regions. Must have valid
Class A CDL and verifiable 2
.yrs OR 200K miles OTR.
Need stable work history
and clean MVR. High Earn-
ing Potential, Great Benefits
and matching 401K. CON-
TACT -Susan at
(866)413-3074 EOE.
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.

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

PHARMACIST
Come Join. Us For An
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work environment and
relaxing commute... only
30 minutes west of
Wellington. Glades
General Hoppital seeks a
dynamic Clinical
Pharmacist to join our
team. FT. with .weekend
rotation. Successful can-
didates will possess, cur-
rent FL License, min. 2
yrs. hospital exp., exp.
with pharmacokinetics,
renal adjustment, MUE,
unit inspections & clinical
services, excellent
comm., customer service
& computer skills.
1201 S.Main St.
Belle Glade, FL
(561)996-6571
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DATA ENTRY Work ON YOUR.
OWN. Flexible Hours!
$$$Great Pay!$$$ Personal
Computer required.
(800)873-0345 ext #300.
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.
Exp. Mature Teachers Need-
ed, Building Blocks Child-
care,,F/T & P/T positions
avail., great working environ-
ment, pay, & benefits.
(863)467-5000


Driver- COVENANT TRANS-
PORT. Excellent Pay &
Benefits for Experienced
Drivers, 0/0, Solos, Teams
& Graduate Students. Bo-
nuses Paid Weekly. Equal
Opportunity Employer.
888) MORE PAY
888-667-3729).
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 irframing,
roofing, carpentry, drywall,
painting & trim work.
Class D license required.
863-357-1804
Looking for Someone
Exp'd For Concrete
Block & Flatwork.
Must have driver's license.
Annual starting salary: $30K
for qualified applicants.
863-357-0852

Now hiring qualified drivers
for OTR positions. Food
grade tanker, No hazmat. No
pumps. Great Benefits,
Competitive Pay and new
equipment. Need 2 years
OTR expedrience.Call Bynum
Transport for your opportu-
nity today; (800)741-7950.
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome. Miami
area- exp. req. 21 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.
TRACTOR PARTS
COUNTER POSITION
FT Long Term
For Ag. Tractor Parts Sales.
Pay based on experience.
Benefits Available.
Thompson Tractor Co.
Orange Ave., Ft. Pierce.
(772)460-9040 ask for Bran
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classified.


Utility Operator/Mechanic/Electrician- Citrus Processing
Southern Gardens Citrus has openings for Utility
Operator/Mechanic, Mechanic, and Electrcian.
Seeking a utility operator/mechanic with 3 to 5 years experi-
ence working with utility systems including potable water,
steam, compressed air, ammonia refrigeration, and waste
water systems.
Experienced mechanic with a working knowledge of
hydraulics, pneumatics, conveyors, and citrus processing
equipment.
Experienced electrician familiar with principles of motor
control centers, process control circuits, AC / DC drives,
ability to read and understand electrical schematics and
National Electric Codes.
High school or equivalent required; excellent pay based upon
experience and qualifications, bonus, 401 K, benefits, and
overtime. Shift work and weekends required.
If interested contact the HR Dept. @863.902.4133, fax
863.902.4315, or dmelton(southerngardens. com. SGC is
an equal opportunity employer..


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The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL TIME circulation
assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Class D CDL
Cash Handling Experience
References
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package -
Generous time off program
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Southeast Milk, Inc.
Transport Drivers, Hiring
Bonus, Home Every Day. Start at 35K-40K. 2 yrs:
tractor trailer exp. required.
Sign-on Bonus, Christmas Bonus, Annual
Increase,Paid Vacation Holidays, 401K, Profit
: Sharing & Medical.

Applications & Interviews
Monday-Friday
7:30am to 5pm
9400 SE 126th Blvd.
: Call Mike 800-598-6533
r --
Southeast Milk Dairy Co-op
Dispatch position. Experience |
i preferred. Will train energetic, detail
oriented person. Start at 30K-35K. Annual I
* Increase, Paid Vacation, Christmas Bonus, & *
Holidays. 401K, Profit Sharing & Medical. I

I Applications & Interviews
Monday Friday 7:30am to 5pm
9400 SE 126th Blvd, Okeechobee. I
L Call Mike/Gavid @ 800-598-6533
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Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
I
IMMEDIATE OPENING
Part-Time Pharmacist
Pharmaceutical Services
Located at
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call:
(863) 357-2442
for more information

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


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



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

Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
CarpetsRugs 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 S Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps 'Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets, Supplies,
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools 9 Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5'ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.
(863)675-5929


DINING ROOM SETR- 8pcs
Pecan wood, antique. Very
nice. $1100 (863)675-2969
HALL TREE- Oak, with bench.
Umbrella holder & hat
hooks. $1200.
(772)489-6837
OLD TIME CHESS GAME.
on metal stand $25
863-467-7659
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. (863)763-7989
REFRIGERATOR- 19 cu ft.--
Frostfree, aski-ig $75.
(863)675-0104.
WASHER & DRYER- Ken-
more, matching set, excel-
lent condition, $175 for both
(863)675-5089.
WASHER- front end loader: 4
yrs old, paid $600 sell for
$300 or best offer, works
great (863)697-6851.


BMX JUMPING BIKE- Needs
some work. $170.
(863)697-8918


ISpecial Notice 01551


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered41 5
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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



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



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

Miscellaneou


ROMANCE BOOKS (70) $14
for all. (863)763-1059



BUILDING SALE! "Rock Bot-
tom Prices!" 20x30 Now
$2900. 30x40 $5170.
40x50 $8380. 40x60
$10,700. 50x100 $15,244.
Others. Ends/accessories
optional. "Priced to Sell!"
Pioneer (800)668-5422.
FLORIDA BUILDING BLOW-
OUT FL PRODUCT AP-
PROVED 30X40, 40X60,
40 X 100 LIMITED OFFER
(800)300-2470 EXT 4
allbldg.com
Steel Arch Buildings! Genuine
SteelMaster Buildings,
factory direct at HUGE Sav-
ings! 20x24, 30x60, 35x50.
Perfect Garage/Work-
shop/Barn. Call
(800)341-7007. www.Steel-
MasterUSA.com.



METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
ROOF PANES (4) Foam Insu-
lated. 3'6"W x 25'L. $720 for
all, will sep. (863)357-3439
WINDOWS (6) Double hung
aluminum w/ screens $150
for all or will separate
(863)357-8788


Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & '86 Michael Jordan
Card, $1500 for all. Call
(863)763-8943
PORCH ROCKER- Old, Alumi-
num & wood. With redwood
finish. $15. (863)983-1848
Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards: Over 300,
some very valuable. $150
for all, will sep.
(863)824-6781


BUNK BEDS Wooden
Very good-condition $65
(863)983-2428
CHINA CABINET- Solid, needs
refinishing, very nice and
heavy, $100 or best offer.
(863)467-6434.
COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
& Sofa table, chrome &
brass w/glass tops.
$300/all. (863)674-0467.
DAYBED W/MATTRESS-
white, good condition, $50.
(863)467-7170.
DINETTE SET- table &
chairs, glass table, $350 or
best offer. (863)697-1702.
DRESSER- 8 drawer with mir-
ror. Good condition. $200.
Please call (239)462-3036
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER-
Solid Oak. Holds TV, Stereo,
CD/DVD. 70"W'x 60"14 x
24"D $300. (863)763-1457
EXECUTIVE DESK- oak, large,
$250 or best offer, located
in Ft. Drum. (863)763-8613.
LOVESEAT Pulls out to bed,
pastel floral $150 or best
offer (863)357-3633
MATTRESS AND BOX-
SPRING- Serta, King size,
$150. (863)227-6210.
QUEEN BED Table & 4 chairs
$150. Will separate.
(863)357-4831
RECLINERS (2) Blue, excel-
lent condition, $250 for both
or will sep (863)467-1518.
ROCKER/RECLINER- very
good condition, $30 or best
offer. (863)673-3334.
ROUND OAK TABLE- with 2
chairs, 36" round, leaf, $50
or will separate.
(863)763-1059.
SOFA BED- floral pattern on
light beige background, like
new, $350. (863)763-6342.
SOFA, Sleeper- Solid Leather
Great condition $150.
(863)467-2930
TABLE & 4 CHAIRS- glass
top, .asking $70.
(863)675-5090. I
WATERBED- King size, Every-
thing included. No head-
board. Great condition.
$100. (863)763-6909.



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO GOLF CART 1984,
Complete rebuilt engine.
Good condition. $2000.
(863)692-2229.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
GOLF CART- Lincoln Town-
car, Good cond. Lights & ra-
dio $1200. Or best offer.
763-4149 or 561-758-4337
WORK CART- 4 seater, bed w/
1 gaje 3t.V charger, work
- r pi'a,)ur Good3condition,
$925. (863)697-2033.


STATIONARY BIKE
Excellent cond. $20
863-467-7659



TUPPERWARE SETS
BRAND NEW (8) Various
shapes & sizes. $375 for all
or will sep. (863)634-6018


LAMPS- 2, $20. Will separate.
(863)357-4831


ELECTRIC WHEEL CHAIR 4
wheel, battery charger, blue,
like new w/ wire basket
$2200 neg. (863)357-7810
HOSPITAL BED- Invacare,
electric, new matt, plus air
matt w/pump incld. $900
neg. (863)655-3436.
PowerChair, Golden Alante,
like new, $1000 or best of-
fer. (863)610-1055


ABSOLUTELY NO COST TO
YOU!! BRAND NEW POWER
WHEELCHAIRS AND
SCOOTERS. CALL TOLL
FREE (800)843-9199 24
HOURS A DAY TO SEE IF
YOU QUALIFY.
S CUSTOM STEEL
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POOL TABLE- 8' regulation,
cranberry cloth, ss sides,
accessories included, $1000
neg. (239)770-8488.



SONY STEREO SYS- AM/FM
Recvr, amp, phono, tape,
5-disc CD, 250 watt Speak-
ers S250. (863)763-1457
SPEAKER -12" Audio Bahn, in
box w/neon light, asking
$125. (863)697-8547.



RADIO, Old Fashioned Look
Thomas Collectors Edition,
w/cassette. S50
(863)467-4192


CHAIN SAW- McCullach, new
in box, never used $110,
(863)763-6342
GENERATOR 5500 watts, 110
& 220 volts, electric start,
bart. charger, like new cond.
$1150(863)467-4328
WARREN WRENCH, For a
truck or a 4 wheeler. $100.
(863)357-6202



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


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



APPALOOSA GELDING, broke,
asking $800 or best offer.
(772)201-7633
BUCK SKIN APPALOOSA,
Great personality. Experi-
enced rider. $2500 or best
offer. (863)357-3325
HORSE- Male gelding, thor-
oughbred, 11yrs, Gentle,
Shots. Saddle & bridle.
$1500. neg. (239)369-8555
MARE, 5 yrs. old. Not broke,
14.3 Hands. $500
(863)763-3631
MARE, Quarter Horse, 10
years old. Runs barrels. Kid
safe. $1500 (863)763-3631
Saddle, Veach, western,
161/ in., seat, 3 mos. old,
$1500. 863-467-2104 or
772-341-3707
THOROUGHBRED GELDING-
11 yr old, black w/ white
face, w/ papers, $1200.
(863)467-9212



COMMERCIAL MOWER-
Snapper, 48" deck, joystick
handle, needs fan clutch,
$650 neg. (863)467-8250

FERTILIZER SPREADER
holds up to 150 bs, tow be-
hind, mechanical wheel
$225 (863)675-2969
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. (863)357-6202
RIDING MOWER- 12HRP with
grass catcher, runs good,
400 (853)635-3465.
RIDING MOWER, Late Farm
All Cub w/42" mower. .Runs
good. $1350.
(863)467-6101
SNAPPER RIDING MOWER-
Runs good $500.
(863)675-4557 After 5pm


(863)441-4722
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For only $450 you can place
your 25 word classified ad
in over 150 newspapers
throughout the state reach-
ing over 5 MILLION readers.
Call this newspaper or Ad-
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at (866)742-1373. Visit us
online at www.florida-classi-
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CAROUSEL ORGAN- '60's, by
Allen, w/attachments, great
cond. $750 neg.
(863)801-6149.
I AM LOOKING FOR- Violin-
Fiddler Teacher in the Glades
or Hendry County area.
(863)675-1968.
UPRIGHT GRAND PIANO-
walnut finish, with bench,
needs tuning, asking $150.
(863)675-4912


COCKATIEL'S (11) Grown
birds. $330 for all, will sep.
(772)597-5387
COLUMBIAN BOA
41/2 ft long, w/aquarium. $75
or best offer (239)867-1558
FINCHES- (5) hand fed, $30
QUAKERS (2) $170 for both,
will sell separate.
(863)673-2483.
JACK RUSSELL Female.
$100. (863)357-2494.
JAVA FINCH'S (Grays) 2
months old. 1 pair. Includes
cage. $50 Call after 5pm.
(863)983-7625
SIBERIAN HUSKY PUP
Male, 1st shots
& wormed. $200.
863-610-9812/763-2749
SIBERIAN HUSKY PUP
Male, 1st shots
& wormed. $200.
863-610-9812/763-2749


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



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 w/cover.
$1000 863-634-5943



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



POOL TABLE- 4x8, needs new
liner, includes sticks, balls,
$150. (863)675-4912 leave
message.


Sign-Up Bonus
We are now accepting
applications for Cashier, Fuel
Attendant and Wrecker Driver
positions. Training will be
provided for responsible
people. We offer good pay,
rewarding work, benefits
and mileage reimbursement.
For a limited time, qualified
applicants who are hired will
receive a $200 sign-up
bonus. Apply at Ft. Drum
Citgo mm 184 Fl. Turnpike.
863-763-9383. DFWP

WANTED
ROUTE DRIVER
Van provided,
Area Established.,No overnite,
Send Resume or Info to:
RO. BOX 1361
Okeechobee, Fl 34973





old, 3 1/2 day/wk M,T,TH &
F $200. mo 863-447-1141
OFFICE ASSISTANT
Experience a MUST. Drop off
resume at 105 SW 3rd Ave
Labor Finders
WANTED: P/T Help
Twin Oak Pet Cemetery
Must be dependable w/
professional appearance
Call (863)467-6377
WEEKEND BABYSITTER
WANTED- for a lyr old, your
home or mine, Ref's re-
quired. (863)261-2751 or
(863)697-6509.

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




#1 CASH COW! 90 Vending
Machine units/You OK Loca-
tions Entire Business
$10,670 Hurry!
(800)836-3464 #B02428.
$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005!'Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business, $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)856-9591 Ext #113.
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersoldl
Amazing opportunity to slip-
proof floors, tubs and show-
ers. Commercial and resi-
dential in your protected
territory, includes training.
High income, low overhead,
minimal investment,
(561)488-4098.
Professional Vending Route
and Equipment. Brand name
products, all sizes. Financing
available w/$7,500 Down.
8 7 7 ) 8 4 3 87 2 6
B02002-37).
PROFIT NOWI With Your own
Landscape Curbing Busi-
ness Full Training/Support
Complete Business System
CURB APPEAL USA, INC.
(800)710-2872 Distributors
Needed! (Se Habla Espanol).



$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005! Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)785-6360 Ext #75.
FREE $$ CASH $$ GRANTS!
For 2005. Never repay. For
Personal Bills! Home buying!
School! New Business!
$5,000-$500,000. Live Op-
erators! (800)860-2187 Ext
#116.


SHOTGUN 410- double barrel,
good condition, $375.
(863)467-1761.
SPRINGFIELD XD40- With
holster. $500.
(863)634-7123
TARGET PISTOL- C57 Mag-
num, 6 shot, Western Style,
$350. (863)467-1761.
WINCHESTER CARBINE- Sad-
dle rifle Commerative
1866-1966, 30-30, $1000
(863)-447-0058,..,



HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
TREADMILL- Wenslo, works
good, $50. (863)467-6434.







16 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, June 29, 2005


Rentals
4,iRENT

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


TOWNHOUSE 2br, 2ba
2 story.:Building is 1 yr old
$850 mo (863)634-7722



TAYLOR CREEK CONDO: 2/1
Waterview, Furnished w/
Screened porch, boat slip,
pool, tennis. $1200 mo.
(863)634-8757.


Ft. Drum Area, COUNTRY
HOME: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba. Pets
welcome. $1200 mo. +
sec. (772)461-4344



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


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


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


Business Places -
Sale 11005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



S CAN I AFFORD IT?
WHAT ABOUT MY CREDIT?
For Mortgage Questions
Call Paul 561-723-7610
friendlvmortgage corn

OKEECHOBEE 3br, 2ba, on 5
acres, CBS home built in '99
w/ standing seam tin roof.
$375,000 (863)634-4109
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


DIXIE RANCH ACRES- (3) 2
acre lots, $60K for 1st &
2nd, $70K for 3rd.
(863)467-6399. ,
LOT FOR SALE:
Basswood Estates
Approx. 1/4 acre. $26,500.
By owner. (407)973-6503



ASHEVILLE, NC MOUNTAINS
Gated Community. Spec-
tacular View & River Home-
sites. Clubhouse, Mountain
Spas, Paved Roads, View
Tower, Riverwalk. NEW
PHASE JUST STARTED!
www.bearriverlodge.net.
(866)411-5263.
ATTENTION INVESTORS: Wa-
terfront lots in the Foothills
of NC. Deep water lake with
90 miles of shoreline. 20%
redevelopment discounts
and 90% financing. NO PAY-
MENTS for 1 year. Call now
for best selection.
www.nclakefrontproper-
ties.com (800)709-LAKE.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. MUST SEE THE BEAUTI-
FUL PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS
OF WESTERN NC MOUN-
TAINS. Homes, Cabins,
Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.
LAKEFRONT BARGAINS Start-
ing at $89,900. Gorgeous
lakefront parcels. Gently
sloping, pristine shoreline,
spectacular views. Across
from national forest on
35,000 acre recreational
lake in East Tenn. Paved
roads, underground utilities,
central water, sewer, Excel-
lent financing. Call now
S800)704-3154 ext 617,
unset Bay, LLC.
"MAKE THIS SUMMER THE
BEST" E Tennessee's Norris
Lake & Golf properties make
every year special. Starting
at only $24,900- Call Lake-
side Realty (423)626-5820
www.lakesiderealty-tn.com.
Montana Land Auction: July
22, 2005. +/- 577 acres,
Jefferson River frontage,
world-class hunting/fishing,
awesome mountain views,
+/- 1 hour from Bozeman.
RK Auction (406)485-2548,
(406)485-2399 www.Mon-
tanaLandAuctions.com.


NC MOUNTAIN PROPERTY,
Gated community with pri-
vate river and lake access.
Swim, fish, hike. From
$20,000 to $70,000. Perfect
for log cabin.
(800)699-1289 or www.riv-
erbendlakelure.com.
NEW MEXICO-20 Acres
$34,990. Scenic region,
views, canyons, trees, roll-
ing hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunt-
ing, hiking, horses, great
climate. Power, great ac-
cess. 100% Financing. Call
(877)822-LAND!
Tennessee Lake Property
from $24,900! 6-1/2 Acre
lot $59,900. 27 Acre Lake
Estate $124,900. Lake Par-
cel and Cabin Package
Available $64,900.
(866)770-5263 ext 8 for de-
tails.
VIEWS VIEWS VIEWS Hele-
na Montana 4.7 Acres
$79,990. Ride out your
backdoor to millions of
acres of national forest!
Awesome lake & mountain
views, close to Canyon Ferry
Lake, minutes to Helena.
Soils tested, utilities, ready
to build on. Call owner
(888)770-2240.
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
North Carolina Where there
is: Cool Mountain Air, Views
& Stream, Homes, Cabins &
Acreage. CALL FOR FREE
BROCHURE OF MOUNTAIN
'PROPERTY SALES.
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.

Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 202'0



WATERFRONT, DW IN BHR
3br, 2ba, No pets, yearly
lease $700 mo + $1000
sec. dep. (863)763-4031
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.


Located in mobile home park
1br, 1ba, all new modern
appliances $9,995
(239)671-2015
MOBILE HOME- 12x64, ready
to move, $4500 or best offer
(863)673-5518.
Mobile Home, 3/11/2 on water
in BHR, w/lake access, Ig.
paneled addition attached,
seawall & boat well, efficien-
cy incl. on property. Call
Mike 863-610-0422
OKEECHOBEE- 3BR, 2BA,
Ousley Estate. 1 acre 32x 60
D/B lyr old. Call for appt aft
6pm (863)763-1675
TAYLOR CREEK LODGE- l1br,
1 ba, new central Heat/Air,
new shed, furnished,
$15,000 (270)832-9741.

Recreation



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


AIR BOAT '00 13ft fbrgls, Big
0 Hull w/ polymer btm, 160
Lycoming. 232 hrs, Great
cond.$7000 (863)673-1068
ALUM. V BOTTOM- Chrysler,
14', 25HP, Merc oars, an-
chor & 2 tanks. galvanize
trailer $1495.302-422-4992
AQUA SPORT 17 FT., Com-
pletely redone w/aluminum
trailer. $2000
(863)697-3161
BOAT 17 Ft., Completely
remodeled, 135 hp Mariner,
Bimini Top. $3900
(863)673-4405
CATFISH BOAT, 21'- 70HP
Tohatsu, new trir, $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
FIBERCRAFT 18ft w/ 115
Evinrude, fish finder, live
well, Bimini top. Needs work
$1100 (863)357-1796
JON BOAT- New Lund 14ft,
with trailer, $1800 or best
offer. (863)467-8161.


MERCURY '01, 25 HP electric
start, O/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
MONARCH ALUM BOAT, 15'-
Front platform 30HP Evin-
rude, tiller trlr, $1800 neg.
(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, trir, bimini, fish
finder, bait well, cover,
$4700 (863)599-0923.


CAMPER- '98, fits Ford Rang-
er PU, low top, fiberglass,
$300. (863)824-8749.
CROSS COUNTY RV 1988, 37
Ft. Good condition. A real buy
at $4900. & 23 Ft. RV $1500
Not Licensed for Florida. Will
deliver. Further info call Terry
(561)310-6611 Lake Worth
HUNTING CAMPER- 28' pull
behind. $1000. Or best offer
(863)634-4202
RV 23' not licensed for road
in FL. Located in Lake Worth
will del. to Okeechobee.
$1500 (561)310-6611 Terry
SCHOOL BUS CAMPER: $300
(706)578-2053
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-
.die 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.



GO CART, 2 Seater, 5.5 hp en-
gine. $350 or best offer.
(863)227-2600


HONDA 185S, '83 & SUZUKI
LT50, '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 PW80, '95- runs
good, $350. (863)357-1960
or (863)634-5402.

Automobiles



Automobiles 4005'
Autos Wanted 401ri
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment Au)5
Foreign Cars 40-Lal
Four Wheel Drive J40I',
Heavy Duty Trucks 401u
Parts Repairs 41045
Pickup Trucks 100-'1
Sport Utility -4055
Tractor Trailers .lI0
Utility Trailers 4r,'
Vans 4ii70


CADILLAC DeVille- '88,
Champagne, 91M, Runs &
looks great. $2500. or best
offer 863-990-6398 aft 5pm
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER,
'87- 4dr, new tires, asking
$600. (863)612-0657.
CORVETTE- '85, excellent
condition, strong running,
$9500. (863)357-4595 Ron
FORD MUSTANG 86, 4 cyl., 5
spd. Runs well. w/spare parts
& spare engine. $2000 all, will
sep. (863)634-3070
FORD TAURUS, '87 no air,
auto, new tires, low miles,
rebuilt mtr, new batt, $700
neg. (863)763-6396
HONDA CIVIC, '92- good con-
dition, needs minor engine
work, $2500.
(863)675-5090.
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!
Runs & 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
OLD'S CUTLASS SUPREME
'96, Loaded. $3500. or best
offer. (863)599-1209
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 1.993, 4
cyl., Auto., PW, A/C, 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, A/C, CD, Runs good.
$2000 (863)634-0618
DODGE DAKOTA 2000- Crew
cab, 4x4, 5.9/360, auto,
109K, all power, $8900.
(863)763-2156.
FORD BRONCO, '87, 4x4 -
runs, needs some work,
good tires, no leaks, $1500
firm. (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. $1.00 (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, Miihl iry i,3ii, 6
lug rims. $350.
(863)634-4202


TIRES (4) 17" R6517. Rare
Deal! Asking $225.
(863)763-0669/697-0311
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
Expedition, 18", 6 lug, $500
or best offer (863)675-8356


CHEVY 3500, '98, dually flat-
bed, V8, auto, a/c, $5500.
(863)697-3074
CHEVY S10- '94, Long bed,
White, power brakes steer-
ing, A/C $2500. or rea-
sonable offer 863-634-9783
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 F250, '95- 6 cyl, AC, 2
fuel tanks, camper top,
$2500 (863)467-0139.
TOYOTA PU, '88- 4 speed, 4
cylinder, alot of new parts,
$900. (863)634-7706.


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

HAULMARK- 5'x8', Enclosed,
White $1950.
(561)818-4551
UTILITY TRAILER- 5x8, open,
hardware floor, $250
(863)634-6491.


FORD ECONOMY VAN '85
6cyl, first $300 takes it
(863)675-1945


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