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Okeechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 182



In Brief
Locks will
operate late
The South Florida Water
Management District has
announced that the naviga-
tion locks at Taylor Creek will
remain in operation until 11
p.m. on Monday, July 4, so
that boaters can watch the
fireworks show at Okee-Tantie
from the open waters of Lake
Okeechobee.


Friday, July 1, 2005


504 Plus tax


Home owners face eviction


Staff photos/Lorna Jablonski
Mobile home owners at the Taylor Creek Lodge are facing
eviction for encroaching onto neighboring property. This
mobile home is 14.6 ft. across the property line into an
Okeechobee Utility Authority easement on property owned
by Bernard Fitzpatrick, who also owns Pier II Resorts, Inc.


(Editor's Note: First in a
series)
By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
As chain link fence is erected
and gates are installed at the Tay-
lor Creek boat ramp road, con-
troversy escalates within the Tay-
lor Creek Lodge.
The latest chapter in the saga
of Taylor Creek Lodge centers on
alleged park rules violations by a
group of permanent mobile
homes that sit inside Lodge prop-
erty.
The owners of at least seven


of the mobile homes in question
received a formal First Notice of
Park Rules Violation from April
Purinton of the Taylor Creek
Resort RV Park Management
Group stating: "This notice is
being sent to you as a First Notice
Of Park Rules Violations as
required by Florida Statute
723.061. This notice concerns
violations of your rental agree-
ment at Taylor Creek Lodge."
The notice explained that
each of the mobile home owners
had violated the terms of their
rental agreement, the Park
Prospectus and Chapter 723 of


Florida Statutes. It stated that
each of the mobile homes was in
violation of Prospectus item
number five. Item five states that
the legal set-back requirement is
five (5) feet. It also stated that the
referenced mobile homes cur-
rently sat on property not owned
by Taylor Creek.
The Park Prospectus was
dated Jan. 1, 1991. The docu-
ment is filed with the State of
Florida and spells out the name
of the park, the name and
address of the person authorized
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Enjoying some outdoor playtime before the afternoon rains, Cheyenne Bailey took turns
with some other children on the slide on Wednesday at the WeeCare Child Care Center.


By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Even though 31 teachers are
needed to fill vacancies at area
schools, an official with the
Okeechobee County School
District said that number is not
out of the ordinary.
Teachers wanting to resign
are supposed to do so by July 1,
so there could well be a few
more openings. Julie Reno,
human resources director for
the school district, said she
received several resignations
Wednesday.
"Last year we hired approxi-
mately the same number, so
this is not unusual," said Ms.
Reno. "The surrounding coun-
ties are in the same ballpark we
are."


As one example, she said
Hendry County has 29 posi-
tions to fill.
The number of positions
open at local schools is: Okee-
chobee High School three;
Osceola Middle School three;
Yearling Middle School two;
Central Elementary five; North
Elementary one; South Ele-
mentary four; Everglades Ele-
mentary four; Seminole Ele-
mentary seven; and, New
Endeavor one.
Ms. Reno said one speech
therapist is also needed.
She went on to say that one
reason for the larger number of
resignations at Seminole is that
the teachers wanted to go
home.
See Teachers Page 2


New traffic laws


take effect today


Drought Index
Current: 40
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.85 feet


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

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WeeCare Child Care Center on S. Parrott Avenue on Wednesday. (Not in any particular
order) A.J. Sanchez, Ricky Harris, Hunter Ellsworth Juan Pacheco, Anthony Harper and
Jesus Nieto all took part in construction efforts.


Law enforcement
agencies prepare.
for Fourth of July
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
Several new traffic laws will
go into effect today in the state
of Florida as motorists make
their preparations for holiday
travel.
Local and state law enforce-
ment agencies have also let it
be known that they will be
stepping up their presence and
enforcement during the Fourth
of July holiday.
Among the new laws that
take effect July 1 is the primary
seat belt law.


This law states that it will be
unlawful for any person to
operate a motor vehicle in this
state unless each passenger in
the vehicle under the age of 18
is restrained by a safety belt or
child restraint.
The driver can receive a sep-
arate ticket for each individual
under 18 who is not wearing a
seat belt.
The new law is a primary
offense and allows law
enforcement personnel to pull
over cars anytime they see a
child 17 or younger not wear-
ing a seat belt.
Other laws that go into
effect today are:
Motorists who cause traf-
See Traffic Page 2


Holiday brings rodeo, fireworks


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
While people will not be lin-
ing the street to watch a parade
on July 4, due to one not being
planned this year, there are still
some interesting events on tap
for the holiday.
The Josiah Johns Memorial
PRCA Rodeo will start at 2 p.m.
at the Brighton Indian Reserva-
tion located on S.R. 721,
between S.R. 70 W. and S.R. 78
W.
Rodeo tickets can be pur--
chased at Eli's Western Wear,
the Brighton Campground Trad-
ing Post, or the Brighton Semi-
nole Casino for $10 for adults
and $5 for children. At the gate,
tickets will cost $12 for adults
and $7 for children.


Fireworks will be displayed
on Monday at the Okee-Tantie
Campground and Marina, start-
ing at about 9:15 p.m., thanks to
the Okeechobee Jaycees.
The gates to the display will
open at 6 p.m., according to
Jaycee Cindy Brandel. A $3
donation per vehicle will be col-
lected at the gate and proceeds
from the gate and from the sale
of food and beverages will go
into the fund for next year's fire-
works display.
The display will cost $15,000,
the same as last year's display.
The cost of fireworks has gone
up dramatically in the past sev-
eral years. Ms. Brandel said.
"It used to cost only $5,000
or $6,000 per show," she said.
The fireworks display is the
largest project hosted by the


Jaycees.
The 40-member Jaycees
conducts various fundraisers
throughout the year, including
"road blocks" where members
stand on the street holding a
bucket and ask for money.
Many local businesses support
the Jaycees by responding to
the group's request for dona-
tions.
In addition to putting on the
annual Fourth of July fireworks
display, the Jaycees hold other
. community events, such as a
haunted house at Halloween.
They also help out at other
times when needed. Through
their state program for disaster
relief, they deliver food to those
See Events Page 2


Staff photo/Audrey Blackwell
Blood donor
Treva Hayes (left), donor services specialist, takes
Charles Sewall's pulse and blood pressure before allow-
ing him to donate blood.







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News Briefs Investment specialist speaks to Kiwanis Club


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.
For prequalification for this
loan, call (863) 763-3345 to reserve
your seat for one of our homebuy-
er classes.
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.


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By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
Kiwanis Club members wel-
comed Victoria Ortiz, senior vice
president with Morgan Stanley's
fixed income trading floor, to
Thursday's Kiwanis Club meet-
ing.
Ms. Ortiz, who flew to Florida
from New York just for the Kiwa-
nis Club presentation, spoke to a
packed house on the topic of
investing on a fixed income.
Ms. Ortiz, who has been with
Morgan Stanley for several years,
is familiar with international trade
and has been a speaker for invest-
ing on fixed incomes for the past
five years.
Ms. Ortiz gave the group strate-
gies on which investments would
yield them the greatest return for
their individual portfolios.
"Available statistics continue to
point towards a solid 3.5 percent


to 4 percent growth setting for the
foreseeable future while core
inflation has trailed off to 2.2 per-
cent from the 2.4 percent reading
that was logged earlier this year."
Ms. Ortiz also gave Kiwanians
prudent strategies appropriate for
99 percent of investors, citing that
conservative portfolios are a safe
way to invest. She also suggested
that investors on fixed incomes
swap out of high yield bonds into
certificates of deposit, which
could possible yield the same rate
of return on their investments.
Ms. Ortiz gave several other
tips for fixed income investors
that included rethinking invest-
ment energy with the fluctuation
of the economy. Common stock
owners should consider going
more into bonds, with the per-
centage of bonds being equiva-
lent to the investor's age.
She also suggested that munic-
ipal bonds are always good to


buy, and that investors should get
periodic economics updates from
their financial advisor to keep up
with the market.
In other Kiwanis Club busi-
ness:
Kiwanis Club Scholarship
recipient Sara Hedges was wel-
comed to Thursday's meeting
where the Okeechobee High
School grad thanked Kiwanis
Club members for the scholar-
ship. Ms. Hedges announced that
she will be attending Florida State
University in the fall where she
will study law. Ms. Hedges has
aspirations to become a Florida
State senator someday.
Kiwanis Club member
Dowling Watford welcomed Russ
Brown as a new club member.
Kiwanis Club meetings are
held every Thursday at noon at
the Village Square Restaurant, 301
W. South Park Street.


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Kiwanis Club members and financial advisors Greg
Thogersen and Sean Daley welcomed guest speaker Victoria
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club members about investments on a fixed income.


Teachers


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"A lot of these were recruited
from out of state," said Ms. Reno.
"A lot of the time they come here,
then leave because they need to
return home to their families."
She went on to indicate, how-
ever, that overall there doesn't
seem to be any one major factor
for the resignations. The reasons
vary from wanting to go home; to
salary; to the lack of affordable
housing; and, to hurricanes
Frances and Jeanne.
"We did lose some due to the
storms," said Ms. Reno. "And it
wasn't necessarily new teachers,
but some that were here for sever-
al years. And sometimes its salary,
but more often it's that they can't
find affordable housing."
As for the salary issue, Ms.
Reno said the Okeechobee dis-
- trict is competitive with the dis-
tricts in the surrounding area.
"This morning (Wednesday) I
got an e-mail from Indian River


Traffic


Continued From Page 1
fic crashes will have to pay trau-
ma centers $500 for each serious
injury and $1,000 for each fatality
they cause.
Motorists must use their turn
signal' to indicate when they are
changing a lane, or when they are
passing another vehicle.
On roads where the posted
speed is 70, the minimum
allowed speed will be raised from
45 to 50mph.
The distance that a boom
, box or other car sound system
can be heard has been reduced
from 100 to 25 feet.
License plate frames will


County and they are trying to get
to $32,000 (starting salary). Our
(Okeechobee County) current
stating salary is $30,000, but that
is currently being negotiated."
Indian River County is also in
negotiations to try to get to the
$32,000 mark.
Ms. Reno said several teachers
have retired, but added that retire-
ments don't affect the number of
new teachers needed.
She went on to say some of the
openings are due to the class size
amendment that was passed by
Florida voters in 2003.
Reductions in class size are
mandated over the next seven
years, and started with an average
decrease of two students per class
in the 2004-05 school year. By
2010, classes will be limited to 18
pupils in pre-kindergarten
through third grade, 22 in fourth
through eighth grades and 25 in
high school.
But, added Ms. Reno, keeping
class sizes small has always been
important in Okeechobee County
schools.
"That's been a major factor


now be permitted so long as the
word Florida, the registration
decal and the plate's combination
of numbers and letters are visible.
While the use of turn signals
when changing lanes has been
perceived to be a state law, it actu-
ally wasn't, said Major Ernesto
Duarte, chief of public affairs for
the Florida Highway Patrol:'
"The law stipulated that if your
movement did not affect other
vehicles you did not have to use
your turn signals," he said.
The new law now makes the
use of a turn signal mandatory
when overtaking another vehicle
or changing directions.
"It removed the gray area,"
said Maj. Duarte.
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dating back to Danny Mullins,"
she said.
Mr. Mullins retired from his
superintendent of schools slot
and was replaced by Phoebe
Raulerson, who took over during
the 1998-99 school year.
Mrs. Raulerson retired last
year, and Dr. Patricia Cooper took
over as the new superintendent
on July 1,2004.
Ms. Reno said their search for
teachers has gone to such states
as North Dakota, South Dakota,
Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana
and Kentucky.
"We try to go where we know
there are teacher colleges," she
explained. "There's also no job
market in some of these areas."
Although it's not really time to
panic, there is a sense of urgency
to get new teachers hired since
they are wanted here in early
August.
"So we are trying to get them
here and encouraging them to
stay," said Ms. Reno. "But, the
number of teachers needed con-
tinues to grow as we grow."


Duarte said it places emphasis on
turning down the volume of the
radio.
"It is a traffic enforcement
issue," he said. "You can't hear
ambulances and such if the radio
is too loud."
He added that reducing the
distance to 25 feet makes the vio-
lation easier to prove.
Maj. Duarte, Okeechobee City
Police Chief Denny Davis and
Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul
May all said they will be ratcheting
up their visibility over the holiday
weekend.
Both Chief Davis and Sheriff
May said their personnel will be
watching for speeders and
impaired drivers.
"We'll have extra units out and
will have radar units in our cars,
especially on S.R. 70, S.R. 710 and
U.S. 441," said the sheriff. "In the
evening, we'll target impaired
drivers."
Chief Davis said his depart-
ment will be doing much the
same.
"We will be running a lot of
radar," he said. "Our DUls
(arrests) are up this year, so there
will be a strong focus on DUIs."
The chief went on to say his
officers will be doing a lot of cor-
rection-type stops. This type of
stop is done when equipment on
the vehicle is not working, such as
a headlight or tail light.
"It gives them 72 hours to
make repairs and does not cost
them anything, and nothing goes
against their license," explained
Chief Davis.
Both Sheriff May and Maj.
Duarte said they will call in extra
personnel for the holiday.
"We'll have a couple of extra
units out, but we're not bringing a
whole lot of people in," said Sher-
iff May. "We'll also call in some
extra people to work the prairie."
As for FHP, Maj. Duarte said all
of their offices will be closed and
office personnel will take to the
road.
"We suspend office duties on a
statewide basis," he said. "All of
us are required to close down our
offices and beef up our visibility
on our roadways, which we try to
do on peak holiday traffic."
According to statistics on
FHP's web site, during last year's
96-hour Fourth of July holiday
there were 42 people killed in traf-
fic crashes in Florida. Of those, 57
percent were in a vehicle
equipped with seat belts but were
not wearing them. Also, 34 per-
cent of the traffic fatalities were
alcohol related.


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to receive notices, a description of
the park property, a description of
recreational and other common
facilities, arrangements for the
management of the park, a
description of all improvements,
utility and other services, rents
and other charges, user fees, park
rules and regulations and zoning.
According to Florida Statute
723.61-(1): A mobile home park
owner may evict a mobile home
owner, a mobile home tenant, a
mobile home occupant, or a
mobile home only on one or
more of the grounds provided in
this section. Two of the grounds
for eviction according to this
Statute are (lb) Conviction of a
violation of a federal or state law
or local ordinance, which viola-
tion may be deemed detrimental
to the health, safety, or welfare of
other residents of the mobile
home park and (1 c) Violation of a
park rule or regulation, the rental
agreement, or this chapter.
The notice gave the mobile
home owner seven days from the
date of the certified posting of the
notice to correct the deficiencies
and violations of the park rules
and regulations.
The notice also stated: "Should
you fail or refuse to take the nec-
essary steps to correct these viola-
tions and be in compliance with
the park rules and regulations, the
park will have no choice but to
issue a second notice of park
rules violations of the same park
rule within 12 calendar months.
Such second violation is grounds
for eviction, which will result in
your having to vacate the lot and
remove your mobile home from
the park, should the action be
successful. In order to cure these
violations, you must either
remove your mobile home from
the' property or move the unit so
that it complies with the legal
requirements as set by law."
The mobile home owners
were also given copies of a docu-
ment showing the location of
each of the mobile homes in


Events

Continued From Page 1
in need. After the hurricanes last
year, they helped many elderly cit-
izens and others with debris
removal, Ms. Brandel said.
The Jaycees is pretty much a
young people's group, designed
mainly for those between the
ages of 18 and 40, according to
Ms. Brandel. However, anyone
over age 40 can join the associate
membership program.


question in relation to the set-
back violations. According to this
document, 13 of the 14 mobile
homes on the west side of Taylor
Creek Lodge are in violation of
county set-back requirements.
These violations range from
sheds, porches and actual mobile
homes that encroach 1.3-ft. to
14.6-ft. onto an easement granted
to the Okeechobee Utility Authori-
ty on Dec. 2, 2003, by the property
owner Bernard J. Fitzpatrick (Pier
II Resorts, Inc.).
Some of the homes in ques-
tion have been here over 30 years.
L.C. Fortner, executive director
of the Okeechobee Utility Authori-
ty (O.U.A.), was contacted
regarding the encroachments
onto the O.U.A. easement.
"We do no have a problem
with the mobile home owners
encroaching onto the easement.
We ran the sewer lines through
that piece of property without
incident. They (the home own-
ers) are not in our way," said Mr.
Fortner.
Christina Fitzpatrick, manager
of Pier II and daughter of the
owner of record Bernard J. Fitz-
patrick said, "We would like to go
on record that since the sale of the
property, we have not been
approached by the new owners
of Taylor Creek Lodge regarding
mobile homes in their park
encroaching onto our property.
"We were aware of the
encroachments when we pur-
chased the property 13 years ago.
We have not requested that the
encroachments be corrected, nor
do we intend to force these people
to move their homes. These
mobile homes and their sheds are
not in our way. They are, in fact, sit-
ting on the easement we granted
to the Okeechobee Utility Authori-
ty. The only other way they could
affect us is if we sold or developed
the property at a later date, and
there are currently no existing
plans to do so," she concluded.
Attorney Carlos A. Rodriguez,
registered agent for Taylor Creek
Resort RV Park, LLC was unavail-
able for comment.
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"We don't say no to anyone
who wants to join," she said.
It costs $52 to join. The fees
also include memberships in the
state, national and international
Jaycees organizations.
The Jaycees will hold a mem-
bership drive in August to try and
get the local organization back in
full force.
"As the community grows, we
want to grow with it. We want
more young people who want to
make a difference," Ms. Brandel
said.


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Sharing a moment
A quiet moment is spent on a picnic bench between
summer day campers, A.J. Sanchez and Rebecca Starns
on Wednesday. Both children attend the summer day
camp program at the WeeCare Child Care Center on S.
Parrott Avenue.


Staff photo/D.Hamilton
Kiwanis welcomes member
Kiwanis Club member, Dowling Watford welcomes new
club member, Russ Brown to Thursday's Kiwanis Club
meeting. Mr. Brown, who was a former club member, is
the Director of Student Services for the Okeechobee
County School District.


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The Today Show
Visiting the Today Show on June 2, (left to right) Linda
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sign to proudly announce that Okeechobee loves Matt,
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IRCC program prepares grads for teaching careers


FORT PIERCE The success
of Indian River Community Col-
lege in preparing highly-qualified
teachers has been recognized
with a "Teaching by Choice"
Community College Teacher
Preparation Award from the
American Association of Com-
munity Colleges. The recognition
brings with it a $10,000 award to
expand IRCC's Educator Prepa-
ration Institute, .which serves as
the model for alternative teacher
education throughout Florida.
With the award, 'IRCC will serve


more students who hold a Bach-
elor's degree in math and sci-
ence, preparing them for careers
in teaching throughout the Trea-
sure Coast.
"Our Educator Preparation
Institute builds on two very suc-
cessful IRCC programs and has
gotten off to an outstanding start.
Now, this award will enable us to
prepare more teachers in the crit-
ical areas of math and science,"
said Dr. Henri Sue Bynum, IRCC
Associate Dean of Arts and Sci-
ences, who was instrumental in


the development of the Educator
Preparation Institute concept in
Florida.
IRCC's Educator Preparation
Institute' (EPI)is based on the
College's two national award-
winning programs, Bridge to
Teaching and Grow Our Own
Teachers. In two years, these pro-
grams have prepared and placed
59 certified teachers in area
schools.
IRCC's programs were used
as the prototype for the legisla-
tive change that now ,allows


Florida community colleges to
become approved Educator
Preparation Institutes, preparing
persons with a Bachelor's degree
in a non-education field to
become qualified teachers and
obtain professional state certifi-
cation at an accelerated rate.-
IRCC's Educator Preparation
Institute engages students in nine
courses, including field experi-
ences, preparing them for pas-
sage of the Florida's Teachers
Exarp.and success in the class-
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Obituaries


Marion Donald Crews
Marion Donald Crews, age
70, of Okeechobee, died Thurs-
day, June 30, 2005, at his resi-
dence. He was born May 5, 193$
in Naples. Mr. Crews had been a
resident of Okeechobee since
1963. He served in the U.S.
Marines and worked as a cow-
boy. He was of the Baptist Faith.
Survivors include: his
beloved wife of 15 years, Pat
Crews of Okeechobee; children,
Kathy (Randy) Hutto, Victor
(Kim) Crews, Jay (Milly) Crews
of Okeechobee and Karen
(Billy) Schwingel of Belleyiew;
grandchildren, Victoria Hutto,
Misty Certain; Amanda Decker,
Randy Hutto, II, Rebecca Smith,
Kacy Crews, Janis and Jeffrey
Schwingel, Emily and Chance'
Crews; great-grandchild, John
Michael Certain; mother, Hazel
Green; brothers, Elbert (Jo)
Crews of Okeechobee, Marshall
(Joyce) Crews of Bunnell and
Guy (Wanda) Hand of Alabama;
and sisters, Fawn Stewart of
Jacksonville, Cindy (Richard)
Blount of Clewiston and Betty
Ann Carr of Chiefland.


Graveside funeral services

and interment will be in Oakhill
Cemetery in Lake Placid, on
Monday, July 4, at 10 a.m.
All arrangements arc under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.

Norma Dean Gray
Norma Dean Gray, age 72, of
Kenansville died June 29, 2005
at her home. She was born July
24, 1932 in Fisk, Mo. She was a
homemaker having come to
Okeechobee from Hollywood in
1977. She-was a member of the
Moose Lodge of Okeechobee.
Mrs. Gray is survived: by her
husband of 43 years, Hershel L.'
Gray; two sons, Richard Gray
and Glen (Becky) Gray; step son
Donald (Margaret)Gray all of
Okeechobee; five grandchil-
dren; two great-grandchildren;
brother, Charles Macke of Texas
and sister, Shirley Wells of Ari-
zona.
Visitation will be from 4 until
7 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at Bass
Okeechobee Chapel.
Funeral services will be held


2 p.m. Sunday, July 3, at Bass
Okeechobee Chapel with inter-
ment to follow at Evergreen.
Pastor Randy Huckabee of First
Baptist Church of Okeechobee
will officiate.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory.

Annie Mae Michael
Annie Mae Michael, age 88,
of Chiefland, died Tuesday, June
28, 2005 at Tri County Nursing
Home in Trenton. She was born
April 25, 1917 in Bat Cave, N.C.
Mrs. Michael was formerly of
Okeechobee. She was a home-
maker and enjoyed participating
in church activities.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, John D. Michael,
Sr.
Survivors include: her chil-
dren, J.D. (Carol) Michael of
Hendersonville, N.C., Jack (Bar-
bara) Michael and Mary Lou
(Donald) Lawrence of Chiefland
and Roy (Monica) Michael of
Lincolnton, N.C.; grandchil-
dren, Scott, Joshua and Jeremy


Michael, Brent and Ashley
Lawrence; brothers, Bill Davis of
Hendersonville, N.C. and
Eugene Davis of Black Moun-
tain, N.C.; sisters, Martha Frantz
of Masury, Ohio, Irene Huntley
of Hendersonville, N.C., and
Geneva Davis of Asheville, N.C.
Visitation will be held at the
U.S. 441 Baptist Church on U.S.
441 North on Saturday, July 2,
from 1 p.m. until funeral service
time at 2. Rev. Jamie Brock, Pas-
tor of Concord Baptist Church in
Chietland, Florida, will officiate
and interment will be in Ever-
green Cemetery.
A memorial service will be
conducted on Sunday, July 3, at
2 p.m. at Concord Baptist
Church of Chiefland. Pastor
Jamie Brock will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Hospice of Tri-Counties or Con-
cord Baptist Church, in
Chiefland, Florida.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the
Buxton Funeral Home and Cre-
matory.


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Speak Out

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:
okeenews@newszap.com. You can also mail submissions to
Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
(Editor's Note: We recently received a call that asked to speak
to someone regarding creative memories. To that caller, we
would suggest they call (863) 467-9415 and leave a message.
Their call will be returned after 5p.m.)

Kept forever
"I see President Bush had to stoop to try and increase the
enlistment in the armed forces and now they are promoting 15
month enlistments. Well with the stop loss in place they are never
going to let them go."

Missing dog named Rambo
"I would like to leave a message about a missing dog that was
taken from the King's Bay area. It is a miniature pincher, some-
body had to have taken him and he is not just a family dog but a
neighborhood dog. So who ever has taken him or found him, his
name is Rambo, please bring him back to the King's Bay area and
let him go. He knows right where his home is."

Good job
"The sheriff's office sure has done wonderful job out here on
N.W. 30th St. about all the boom boxes and speeders. Keep up
the good work."

Didn't read about it
"This is in reference to the boat ramp at Taylor Creek. I work
out of town so I don't always get to read the paper, but I would
really like to know who owned the property and when it was
resold for what I hear a substantial profit. And now I hear the new
owners are not allowing people to use the boat ramp. I think
there needs to be an investigation to find out what good old boy
made the profit off of this property and what is going to be done
for the residents of Okeechobee to have.access to Taylor Creek."
(Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. The entire story can be
found online at www.newszap.com.)

Sex offenders
"I would like to address this to the County Commissioners and
city fathers. Boca Raton, Palm Beach and everywhere else is
doing something about these sex offenders, what about Okee-
chobee? We have more of them here than anywhere else. Let's
do something about it."

Book
"I would like to know where in the world we can get this book
written by Twila Valentine and Betty Chandler Williamson. The
pictures you have been showing are featured in this book and we
would like to know where to get one. (Editor's Note: Thanks for
calling. We would advise you to contact the Okeechobee Histori-
cal Society at (863) 763-4344.)



Community Events

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

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

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

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.





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Letter to the Editor


God Bless
America
In 1892, The United States
Supreme Court conducted a thor-
ough review of the American his-
tory. After citing more than sixty
historical precedents, the Court
concluded:
"There is a universal language
pervading, having one meaning;
they affirm and reaffirm that this is
a religious nation...this is a Christ-
ian nation."
The founders of America had
clear and deliberate ideas and
principles upon which they built
our nation. A group of political
science professors at the Universi-
ty of Houston collected 15,000
writings from the founding era.
They discovered that 34 percent
of the founders quotes came
directly from the Bible, another 60
percent of their quotes were
taken from William Blackstone,
Baron Montesquieu and John
Locke who used the Bible to
arrive at their own conclusions.
The final results from the research
showed that 94 percent of the
founders quotes were based
either directly or indirectly on the
Bible.
The 56 signers of the Declara-
tion of Independence pledged
their lives, their fortunes and their
sacred honor, as they signed this
historic document. The cost of
freedom paid by these great
courageous men was tremen-
dous. Many lost not only their
lives, but their families as well as
all they possessed. John Adams
wrote, "This day ought to be com-
memorated as the day of deliver-
ance by solemn devotion to
Almighty God."
Our first President, George
Washington, took his oath for
office in New York City with his
hand upon the Bible opened to
Deuteronomy Chapter 28. This
ceremony was symbolic of a
covenant or an agreement with
God. This Chapter 28 states what
happens to a nation that will or
will not keep their covenant with


God. Verse 10, "And all the people
of the earth shall see that thou are
called by the name of the Lord,
and they shall be afraid of thee."
The blessings go on and on for
the nation that keeps God's Com-
mandments.
Thomas Jefferson, our third
President, authored the first plan
of education adopted by the city
of Washington, DC. He placed the
Bible and Watt's Hymnals in the
schools. He explained, "I have
always said and always will say
that the studious pursuit of the
sacred volume will make us bet-
ter citizens."
Our Supreme Court has
removed prayer, the Bible, and
the Ten Commandments from
our schools. Abraham Lincoln
stated, "The philosophy of a
school room in one generation
will be the philosophy of govern-
ment in the next!" Since June 25,
1962 we have seen this statement
to be true. Carl Marx said, "Take
away the heritage of a people and
they are easily persuaded."
The key to good government is
not how good our documents are
or how good our laws are; rather
it is how good our leaders are. In
America, whether the righteous
rule, or whether the wicked rule
depends totally upon the will of
each citizen to stand and let their
voice be heard in the White
House and in Congress.
If the last four decades of the
Supreme Court do not reflect your
morals and values, then let your
voice be heard by phone calls, let-
ters, telegrams and e-mails to
Washington, DC. (You can find
the addresses and phone num-
bers in your local phone book.)
We can not allow our American
Christian Heritage to be abolished
by those, who see themselves as
elitist, that can legislate from the
bench.
May God continue to bless
America.
Submitted by
Linda Knisely
Chairperson/Christian Coali-
tion of Okeechobee County


Upcoming Events

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the First
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is invited. All
persons interested in a sensible approach to losing weight and becom-
ing a part of a caring group are welcome to come and see what we are
all about. For information, contact Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
Highlands Social Dwpce 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 suit-
able 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 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It
is a self-help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and
other intoxicating drugs, and a desire to manage their emotional or psy-
chiatric illness. It's an open discussion group. For information, call (863)
467-1026.
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 invita-
tion to anyone eligible for membership in NSDAR to attend, from Octo-
ber through May. For information call regent Ruth Lawson at (863) 763-
2492, or vice-regent and registrar Bonnie Hill at (772) 597-4235.

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

Monday
Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace Lutheran
Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact David Fox at
(863) 763-3296.

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863) 763-
6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from 5:30 until
6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and technology and
how to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through
extensive. Registration is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863)
467-2614 for information. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big
Lake Mission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., at noon. All Rotarians and the public are invit-
ed. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a mem-
ber is welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-
6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave.,
at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths
to life. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
467-2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is locat-
ed next to the driver's license office, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-help
group that offers support and education for people who have been
diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-
affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information, call (863) 467-
1026.


Courtesy photo/Howard Cook
Looking Back...
Howard Cook was standing in the yard of the base in
England in 1942 with the gentleman on his right, learn-
ing and watching the use of the cannon during their
preparation for WWII. Some 63 years later Mr. Cook
could not recall the man's name, but did recall they went
through the training operation together.



Community Events

Lake Denton offering summer camps
Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park is offering summer camps to
be held July 2-5, July 6-8 and July 9-12. We also have dates available
year-round for camp rental for your church, family reunion or
group. For information, call Pam at (863) 453-3627 or (863) 634-
9280. Theirwebsite is lakedentoncamp.org.

Judicial Center to have open house
The new Okeechobee County Judicial Center will be having an
open house on July 6. Public tours will be conducted from 11 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Sheriff's office employees will escort groups through the
building. Representatives from each government entity housed in
the building will be on hand to exhibit their working spaces.

Church celebrating 90th anniversary
The First United Methodist Church of Okeechobee, 200 N.W.
Second St., will celebrate its 90th anniversary on July 3. One com-
bined worship service will be held at 10 a.m. The service will be fol-
lowed by the 90th anniversary program, and then the great Ameri-
can 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.

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.

Application available for ESE scholarships
The Okeechobee County School Board Exceptional Student
Education Department has sent out letters to parents of ESE stu-
dents that may be eligible for John McKay scholarships. An eligible
student is a child that has an active IEP, and was enrolled in public
school in Okeechobee during both the October and February child
counts. The scholarship can be used to attend a private school that
accepts the students, or students may attend another public school
that has a similar program. There is an application process that can
be accessed through the internet at www.fldoe.org. For informa-
tion, call Cathleen Blair, ESE director, at (.863) 462-5000, ext. 255.
The deadline for applications is July 3.

Town hall meeting scheduled
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson will be at the County Commission
Chambers, 304 N.W Second St. on July 6 at 4:30 p.m. Come and
hear the latest news from Washington, D.C. For information, con-
tact Senator Nelson's office at (561) 514-0189.

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

Church to show video
The First United Methodist Church will host a free family fun
event on July 9, from 9 a.m. until noon. Come join them in the
newest video of Veggie Tales Video: "Minnesota Cuke and the
Search for Samson's Hairbrush" (A lesson dealing with bullies).
There will be pre-show, games, prizes, coupons and snacks. For
information, call (863) 763-4021. They will open the fellowship hall
at 9 a.m. so come early to get the best view.

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.

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
transportation 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.
Second 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
interested parties are asked to attend, as important decisions need
tobe made.

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


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The funds are budgeted as follows:
Purchase Assistance / Inspections / Repairs $235,000
Rehabilitation / Inspections / Code Violation Repairs $ 80,000
Grant Administration $ 35,000
Applications will be accepted for the following programs:
Purchase Assistance: Funds allocated to this program will provide assistance to
income eligible households to purchase existing homes that are in need of repair or
new homes that are to be constructed. The County will provide down payment and
closing cost assistance through deferred payment loans to eligible homebuyers that
meet program requirements. Preference will be given to very-low and low income
families, handicap and elderly households. The amount of assistance provided is
based on the household income and actual need. Funds are available to purchase
existing homes and to construct new homes, including lot, costing no more than
$131,500. The minimum required contribution to be paid by the SHIP applicant is 1%
of the lesser of the sales price or appraised value.
The maximum awards for the Purchase Assistance Program are as follows:
Very-low income $25,000
Low Income $15,000
Moderate Income $ 8,000
Rehabilitation Assistance: Funds allocated to this program will provide assistance to
income eligible households to rehabilitate owner-occupied, single family dwellings to
a condition that brings the structure into compliance with the current FBC Plumbing
Code, FBC Mechanical Code, FBC Standard Building Code, Standard Housing Code
and the National Electrical Code adopted by Okeechobee County. Preference will be
given to very-low and low-income, handicap and elderly households. The amount of
assistance provided is based on the household income and actual need.
Under requirements of the State Housing Initiative Partnership Program (SHIP) the
County is required to provide a minimum of 30% of the housing funds to very low income
households and a total of 60% to low and/or very-low income households. Additionally,
the SHIP Program may NOT be used to purchase or rehabilitate mobile homes.
2005 INCOME LIMITS FOR PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:
Household Size Very Low Income Low Income Moderate Income
1 Person $15,100 $24,200 $36,240
2 Person $17,300 $27,650 $41,520
3 Person $19,450 $31,100 $46,680
4 Person $21,600 $34,550 $51,840
5 Person $23,350 $37,300 $56,040
6 Person $25,050 $40,100 $60,120
7 Person $26,800 $42,850 $64,320
8 Person $28,500 $45,600 $68,400

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qualified for a mortgage prior to setting an appointment to apply for SHIP assistance.
If you are interested in participating in the SHIP Program and would like to set an
appointment, please call Linda at (863) 763-6731.
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f T f Grid conditioning
A b program under way
Summer conditioning sessions
have begun at'Okeechobee High
School for the Brahman football
team.
The sessions will be from 4 until
6 p.m. on Mon.days, Tuesdays,
Thursday and Fridays throughout
the summer. Anyone intending to
try out for the football team in the
fall should attend these condition-
ingpsexsions.
For information, call the Brah-
man field house at (863) 462-5050
and leave a message and an assis-
tant coach will return the call.

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S, the sheriff's office, will be hosting
the second annual Treasure Coast
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S MW _M four. The event will be a four per-
son best ball scramble. Prizes will
be awarded for first, second, and
last place, closest to the pin and
longest drive. Treasure Coast
Harley Davidson will donate a
Harley for a hole-in-one. Come and
join us for the 8 a.m. shotgun start.
Lunch will be provided immediate-
ly following the tournament.
Hours announced
for community pool
The Okeechobee Sports Com-
plex swimming pool hours of
operation are: June 2 Aug. 7,
Tuesday Saturday from 12:30 until
6:30 p.m., Sunday from 1 until 5
p.m., Tuesday and Thursday
evenings from 7 until 9 p.m. (fami-
ly 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 physi-
cal education and other school-
related activities. For information,
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6,13 and 20 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.
at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St.
Parents or guardians are
required to accompany athletes. A
copy of the athlete's birth certificate
will also be required at registration.
OCRA football is not associated
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meeting will take place July 7 at
7:30 p.m. at Teen Town. The' public
is invited.
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The next summer basketball
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4 p.m. This session will be for sixth-
to eighth-grade students.
The cost for either camp will be
$40 per camper.
For information contact YMS at
(863) 462-5056.
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gymnasium open
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this summer.
On July 18, 20 and 22, they gym
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3 until 5 p.m.; and, boys basketball
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All students who are trying out
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Team Trail
slate announced
The remaining tournament
dates for the Okee-Tantie Team
Trail bass tournaments are July 10,
Aug.7, Sept. 11 and Oct. 9.
The trail's classic will take place
on Nov. 19 and 20.
The tournaments will all be held
at Okee-Tantie Marina and Camp-
ground. Registrations for the
memorial tourney and the trail can
be made at the Wanta-Linga Motel
or at the dock on the day of the
tournament.
For information, contact Larry
Crossman at (863) 763-1020.
Youth football
sign ups planned
Sign-ups for the new Pop Warn-
er football league and cheerleading
program will take place July 2, 9
and 16 at Teen Town from noon
until 4 p.m.
Parents must provide copies of
the child's birth certificate, their
most recent report card and a cur-
rent physical at registration. The
cost of registration will be $75.
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Crowell at (863) 697-2576 or Kris-
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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, July 1,
through Thursday, July 7, are as
follows:
Theatre I "War of the Worlds"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day 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 11 "Batman Begins"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday.at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
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3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
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day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day- at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

You can be a
volunteer mentor
Help encourage, a middle or
high school student to reach his or
her full potential and become avol-
unteer mentor for the President's
Challenge to SOAR/Take Stock in
Children Scholarship program. It's
a proven life-changing program
that provides four-year college
scholarships to deserving sixth and
ninth graders in local communi-
ties. The mentor meets with the
student one hour per. week at
his/her school. Volunteer opportu-
nities are available in Indian River,
Martin, St. Lucie arid Okeechobee
counties. Please call the Indian
River Community College Founda-
tion at (772) 462-4786.


Halfway House
looks for volunteers
Eckerd Intensive Halfway
House, 800 N.E.72nd Circle N., is
looking for volunteers to work with -
our adolescent boys. If you have I
any free time or talents you would
like to share, call Ed Wirmes at
1863. 357.0017.


Consumer credliI
counseling offered
If debt threatens you, talk with
your creditors about developing a
revised payment schedule or call
Consumer Credit Counseling Ser-
vice for a free and confidential
appointment. For information, call
(561) 434-2544 or (800) 330-2227.


Church offers
lending library
You are invited to become a
patron of the Family Church Lend-
ing Library, on the corner of north-
%west Second Street and Second
Avenue. Entertain or educate your-.
self, using 486 audiocassettes,
including audio books, plus Christ-
ian romances and 575 videos. Pre-
pare a paper on comparative reli-
gion, a book report, programs for
men, women or children, a craft
project or a Sunday school lesson.
We use the Dewey Decimal Sys-
tem, the same as school and public
libraries. As a private library we can
and do preview our media. Cur-
rently, the library is staffed Sunday
from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.,
and Wednesday evening- from 6
until S. p.m. Contact Doris Entry at
(863) 763-4021.
Free adult GED
classes are offered
Indian River Community Col-
lege will be offering free adult
basic education.GED and English
as a second language classes at
these locations: Dixon Hendrv
Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave.,
English as second language class-
es. Monday and Wednesday from
10 a.m. until noon, adult basic
education GED, Monday through
Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.
and Friday from 8 a.m. until 4
p.m.; Seminole Reservation,
Brighton, Adults basic educa-
tion'GED, Tuesday and Thursday
from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church
at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, Eng-
lish as a second language, Tues-
day and Thursday, from 4 until 8
p.m.; One-Stop, 123 S.W. Park St.,
adult basic education'GED, Mon-
day through Thursday, from 7
a.m. until noon; El Centro Santa
Fe, 115 S.W. Fifth Ave., Citizenship
class, Thursday, from 6:30 until 9
p.m.; Yearling Middle School, 925,
N.W 23 Lane, adult basic educa-
tion'GED and English as a second
language classes, Monday
through Thursday, from 6 until 9
p.m.: Everglades Elementary,
3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a
second language classes, Tuesday
and Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.;
and. Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St., English
as a second language, Tuesday
and Thursday.from 7 until 9 p.m


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BASSET HOUND, Very ma-
ture, male, found Eagle Bay
0r. Call to ID
(863)634-2665
BLACK PUPPY. Appro,. 3
rnonin;, l Foun'r l near ABC
Liqueur on Hwy.. 70E.
(863)467-5469
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified


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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.


COCKER SPANIEL- 11 yr old,
Male, Blind. Neutered
(863)357-4710 or
561-385-2624 Reward
LOST BULL MASTIFF Mandy
female, purple collar, 75lbs.
Vic of Marshall Field Rd about
2 days. (863)675-3931
LOST: cat, gray tiger, w/white
chest & white paws, male,
neutered, vic. of Four Sea-
sons. (863)763-2692
Shop here first!
The classified ads


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, Cham-
pion Bloodline Akita, fern.,
10 mos., reg. w/AKC, shots
up to date. (863)697-6463
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, 1863)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 2mo. old. Free to
good home. (863)467-4702
PIT/CURR PUPPIES (14) 6
weeks old. Free to good
home. (863)675-2844
RABBIT White male, med
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
TUB, White, Cast Iron. Free,
you haul Good use for farm
or outdoors. (863)357-6691


E Ioyment- 205
Employment-.
Medical 210
Employment -
Partl-Time 215
Employment :
Wanted 220
'Job Information 225
'db Trainbng:: 227
Sales 230




A-SEMI DRIVER
CDL CLASS A REQUIRED.
DRIVE LOCAL, HOME
EVERYDAY, GOOD PAY,
(863)467-1717
DO NOT CALL
AFT. 3:30pm
Carpenters, Drywall Hangers
& Finishers needed.
Tools & Vans. required.
Excellent Benefits package.
Immediale placement.
Top pay based on experience.
Work in Palm Beac County
Call 561-304.4922 or
772-879-0510.
I CRANE OPERATOR
Great benefits
(877)304-4100
DIESEL MECHANIC/HELPER
Wanted. Salary neg. based on
experience & tools. Call
863-357-2150.
IElectrician: I11
*Journeymen or experienced
IMechanic's. Only serious
'self motivated need apply.
IMust nave good driving
Record. Weekly uavel I
required in FL. Paid travel
time, overtime Per diem,5
DFWP Benefits, 401k, Pd-
hot & vac.
'Wilson's Petroleum
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Service Electrician for
'Petroleum Industry,
ILocal work. Must have
Good driving record ; DFWP
IBenefits, 401k, Pd hol & vac I
Wilson's Petroleum I
'(772)468-3689 1
Electricians needed
2,000 sign on bonus.
Tools & bans required.
Excellent Benelds package.
Immediate placement.
Top pay based on experience.
Work trom Vero to WPB
Call 561-304-4922 or
772-879-0510.


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HERBICIDE OPERATOR
Lykes Citrus Management
has an opening for Herbicide Operator
in its herbicide operations.
Duties Include operating double boom herbicide tractors in
citrus groves. Equipment operator experience required.
Herbicide experience desired but npt required.
Lykes offers competitive wages, benefits, and paid holidays.
Interested applicants should come to the office listed below to
complete an application.
SLykes Citrus
Management Division
i- Lr 490 Buckhorn Road
Lorida, FL 33857
Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer
SA Drug-Free Workplace Company M/F/D/V.

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


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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
The Daily Okeechiobee News Is An Eqnal Opportnnity Ewployr



Utility Operator/Mechanic/Electrician- Citrus Processing
Southern Gardens Citrus has openings for Utility
Operator/Mechanic, Mechanic, and Electrician.
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, ordmelton@southerngardens. com. SGC is
an equal opportunity employer.
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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
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Southeast Milk Dairy Co-op
Dispatch position. Experience
preferred. Will train energetic, detail
oriented person. Start at 30K-35K. Annual I
Increase, Paid Vacation, Christmas Bonus, &
mI Holidays. 401K, Profit Sharing & Medical.
SI Applications & Interviews
Monday Friday 7:30am to 5pm
r 9400 SE 126th Blvd, Okeechobee.
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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 atthe rate of
30 semester or 45 quarter hours for the required experience.
Apply online at https://peopleflrst.myflodda.com (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.
AN EEO/AA EMPLOYER


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


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


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Dietary (Kitchen Help)
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Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street



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


Professional Cook
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Full Time. (Fri., Sat., Mon., Tues., Wed.A
Good-Benefits
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Exp'd Office Person, knowl-
edge of Quick Books, recon-
ciliation, computer exp. &
phone dedicate. Immediate
openings. Call for appt.
Mon-Fri. (863)763-3309
GLAZER NEEDED
Apply in person @
119 SW 5th Ave. or
fax resume to 863-763-8982
HEAVY EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR
Must have verifiable
experience. Apply at
Earthwise Mulch Inc.
1208 NW 10th Ave.
Okeechobee,FL
(863)763-0075
email:
lanny@earthwise
mulchinc.com
HELP WANTED: Sod Farm
Foreman/Mechanic. Located
in Kenansville. Transporta-
tion required. 863-634-7455
Level 1 Asphalt Tech
Class A & B Truck Drivers
Apply in person M-F,
9am-4pm, 503 NW 9th St.
or fax resume with salary
requirements to
863-763-7379
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
DFWP
PLANT
OPERATIONS MANAGER
Must have experience in
Concrete & Asphalt
operations. Fax resume with
salary requirements to:
863-763-7379. DFWP
Sign-Up Bonus
We are now accepting
applications for Cashier, Fuel
Attendanotand 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


TRACTOR PARTS
COUNTER POSITION
FT Long Term
For Ag:.Tractor Parts Sales.
Will Train
Benefits Available.
Thompson Tractor Co.
Orange Ave., Ft. Pierce.
772460-9040 ask for Bria-



CHILDCARE NEEDED- in m,,
home for 7yr old and 19 mn',
old, 3 1/2 day/wk M,T,TH
F $200. mo 863-447-1141
WANTED: P/T Help
Twin Oak Pet Cemetery
Must be dependable w/
professional appearance
Call (863)467-6377

Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




Professional Vending Rouri
and Equipment. Brand nan-e
products; all sizes. Financirn
available w/$7,500 Down
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered4l 5
Instruction 420
Services Offered-125
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




O'CONNELL
CONSTRUCTION
SERVICES, INC.
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Aluminum Roof Over
(863)634-2044
When doing those chores is
doing you in, it's time to
look for a helper in the
classified.

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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 Nowl!
(863)357-3141


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2 TO 3 YEARS EXPERIENCE
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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books l MagazinesB35
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer. Video 580
Crafts. Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 300
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health S Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment,.'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies'
Equipment 665
Pets Supplies.'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 7410





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


DINING ROOM SET 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
REFRIGERATOR- 19 cu. ft.,
Frostfree, asking $75.
(863)675-0104.

WASHER & DRYER- Ken-
more, matching set, excel-
lent condition, $175 for both
(863)675-5089.


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


Bk &
Magazines


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



WINDOWS (6) Double hung
aluminum w/ screens $150
for all or will separate
it'Ti357-8788


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. $10. (863)983-1848
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



DELL ULTRA SCAN PC- key-
board, mouse, includes Win
3.1, works fine $75.
(863)467-0987.
FAX MACHINE New, only
used a couple times, good
condition $110
(863)801-3358


BUNK BEDS Wooden.
Very good condition $65
(863)983-2428
CHINA CABINET- Solid, very
nice and heavy, $50 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
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
RECLINER- good condition,
$75. (863)675-2822.
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.
TWIN BED w/Drawers under-
neath & Bookcase Head-
board- BRAND NEW!! $150.
(863)675-2822.


TWIN MATTRESS PADS (2)
new magnetic European
Health Concepts. Pd $1270
asking $350 (863)763-8449
WATERBED- King size, Every-
thing included. No head-
board. Great condition.
$100. (863)763-6909.



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good bat/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
RK CART- 4 seater, bed w/
'lift gate, 36V charger work
Sor pleasure. Go'V coh'dtion,
$925. (863)697-20331


SPRINGFIELD X040- 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.



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



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



DIRT DEVIL MOP-VAC
New in box, will sacrifice
for only $40. Firm, Cleaning
Made Easy! (863)763)763-8149
FOOD PROCESSOR
Pro. Strength w/ex. blades &
access. blend, grind & juice
$50 firm (863)763-8149
TUPPERWARE SETS
BRAND NEW (8) Various
shapes & sizes. $375 for all
or will sep. (863)634-6018


NECKLACE/BRACELET/RINGS
Matching set, Bismark design,
14K gold w/ (3) 14K rings
$370 (863)801-3358 Stacy


LAMPS- 2, $20. Will separate.
(863)357-4831
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ELECTRIC WHEEL CHAIR 4
wheel, battery charger, blue,
like new w/ wire basket
$2200 neg. (863)357-7810

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and services.


HOSPITAL BED- Invacare,
electric, new matt, plus air
matt w/pump ncld. $900
neg. (863)C55-:436.
PowerChair, Golden Alante,
like new, $1000 or best of-
fer. (863)610-1055
WHEEL CHAIR CARRIER,
Heavy Duty, Tilt & Ramp.
$350 (863)467-1761


CUSTOM STEEL
BUILDINGS








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
412 ft long, w/aquarium. $75
or bestr er (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.
JACK RUSSELL, Male, 1 yr.,
Tri-color, C.K.C. Reg. Long
legged. Good w/kits. $100
(863)763-2749/610-9812
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



TOILETS New, standard size,
never used, $50 each.
(863)227-6210.



HOT TUB- 8'X8', Excellent
condition. $600.
(863)674-0457

inporItI

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



SPEAKER -12" Audio Bahn, in
box w/neon light, asking
$125. (863)697-8547.



OUTSIDE TV ANTENNA Com-
plete w/mast & rotor. Good
shape. $150 or best offer.
(863)467-8856


CHAIN SAW- McCullach, new
in box, never used $110,
(863)763-6342
GENERATOR 5500 watts, 110
& 220 volts, electric start,
batt. charger, like new cond.
$1150(863)467-4328



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

Agriculture |



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm FeedProducts 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
ULivestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



APPALOOSA GELDING, broke,
asking $800 or best offer.
(772)201-7633
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,
161/2 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



TOP SOIL, $1.25 cu. yd.
Loaded on your truck or
can arrange hauling
@ your expense. 3 mls. from
Okeechobee City. Call Tony
@ (561)721-5770



COMMERCIAL MOWER-
Snapper, 48" deck, joystick
handle, needs fan clutch,
$650 neg. (863)467-8250
FERTILIZER SPREADER
holds up to 150lbs, tow be-
hind, mechanical wheel
$225 (863)675-2969
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. Will Deliver
(863)357-6202
RIDING MOWER- 12HP 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


Rentals



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



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


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

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080







BEST Location Everl 4br 2ba
On 5 acres. 4 bay utility barn,
newly refurbished, concrete
drive & parking. Must See!
Call Jay 863-634-3451
OKEE- By Owner, 4BR, 2BA,
CBS, metal roof 1903 SW
3rd Ave. $210 OK Cash or
best offer (863)697-1897
OKEECHOBEE 3br, 2ba, on 5
acres, CBS home built in '99
w/standing seam tin roof.
$375,000 (863)634-4109


DIXIE RANCH ACRES-
Cleared 1 acre, with oak


trees $100,000. or best of-
fer. Call (863)763-1090
LORIDA- 312 acres +/-
$3,250,000. Call Linda L. @
C21 Ouellette 954-401-3394
/954-434-2299
OKEECHOBEE- Vacant Com-
mercial/Industrial 200'x315'
In City limits. Call Don
863-610-0139/634-2562
Price reduced/Make offer
Vacant Property, 4.29 acres
on Northwest 24th St.,
zoned mobile home or
home, $200k. No Realtors
Please. (863)763-8385.


CLEWISTON 5 acres vacant
land. 5455 Pioneer 23rd St.
Regatta Real Estate. Yanely
Cruz $190K (305)673-1940


Mobile Home Lots .W'
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 201 ,
Mobile Homes Sale NV20







LARGE 3br 2ba w/addition.
3 car carport, fenced yard
Please call (863)634-3451



Home for sale in Treasure
Island. '05. Not on waterfront.
28x56, 3br, 2ba, 4 mc old
3901 SE 25th St, Okeechobee
Asking $89K (863)697-8106
Located in mobile home park
1br, 1ba, all new modern
appliances $9,995
(239)671-2015
Located in mobile home park
2br, 1ba $7995 or best offer
(239)671-2015
MOBILE HOME- 12x64, ready
to move, $4500 or best offer
(863)673-5518.
Mobile Home, 3/1/2 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





WATERFRONT 2br 2ba
.Lake access & boathouse
2 Carport's, C/A, fenced
yard. $139,000
(863)634-3451.


Recreation



Boats J005
Campers. RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 2020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles, ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT '00- 13ft fbrgls, Big
0 1 Hull w/ ,ppmeLbtm, 10
" co'ihg. 232 hrs, Great
cond.$7000 (863)673-1068 c
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
BASS BOAT, '88 15 Ft. Rang-
er, 70 hp Johnson, Stainless
Prop., F/F, D/F Float on trail-
er. $3500 (863)697-9660
BOAT, 14', Aluminum w/'01
trailer & 5.5 hp, Johnson
0/B, Seats, Trolling motor.
$1000 (863)763-6069
BOAT 17 Ft., Completely
remodeled, 135 hp Mariner,
Bimini Top. $3900
(863)673-4405
CANOE, Grumann, electric,
17', aluminum, with electric
motor, $350.
(863)467-0085
CATFISH BOAT, 21'- 70HP
Tohatsu, new trlr, $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


MSG CAREFREE 14FI '
w/Johnson 35 hlp., Biiml i
CD Stereo & Trailer. Excell. ;i
cond.$2100 (561)644-1595


CAMPER- '98, fis Fotd r'-
er PU. low top. fibel;
$300. (863)824-8749.
HUNTING CAMPER- 2" pu
behind. $i0D O he"l i;,e
(863)634-4202
SCHOOL BUS CAMPFR.S'
(706)578 2053
WILL TRADE Mobile w, Lbn
FL. Room For Travel Trailer
Okeechobee (865)924-9228



BASS BOAT SEATS (2) pad-
ded gray plastic, fold down,
$70 will sell separate.
(863)697-0104.
BOAT MOTOR, Nissan ,40 hp
Outboard w/elec. start, pvr.
trim & tilt. Oil Injected Undi!
25 hrs. $2500 863-697 3161
PLASTIC GAS TANK 2L ,al
great for generator, boat. ei
50 (863)697-6812


SUZUKI NINJA, '86- tune !p,
strong running bike, looks
good, $200"
(863)467-1704/634-5833
YAMAHA TW 200 Dual Spor I
with trailer hitch carrier. .-
cellent cond., $1 8W.
(863)467-0085



GO CART, 2 Seater, 5.5 hp ien
gine. $350 or best ofier
(863)227-2600
HONDA 185S, '83 & SUZUKi
LT50, '87- run good, nerc
TLC,$1000 (863)357-15b

HONDA TRX 125 w/Reveise
Electric Start, New Pr; r,,
$400 (863)357-2549
YAMAHA PW80, '95- runs
good, $350. (863)357-1 0
or (863)634-5402.


Automobiles



Automobiles ".
Autos Wanted !, ,,
Classic Cars 4111,
Commercial Truck' 4"
Construction
Equ;pnent 4,
Foreign Cars I "
Four Wheel Drive ':;"
Heavy Duty trucks J44"
Parts Repairs JI,
Pickup Trucks .'i
Sport Utility 4'"-.
Tractor Trailers -1',.'
Utility Trailers It".
Vans s ,



CADILLAC DEVILLE, '88, a/c,
cloth top, rear tile, runs
great, 91k, $2100 or i'e-
offer.(863)990-6398 aft 5
CHEVY CORVETTE- '04 Mag
netic Red, Auto, 6000 miles,
$36,000. (863)467-7340
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER,
'87- 4dr, new tires, asr-,ng
$600. (863)612-0657.
CORVETTE- '85, excellent
condition, strong running
$9500 (863)357-4595 Ron
DODGE INTREPID, '99. cxc
cond., multiple CD play.,
$4150. Contact Bill MI'!v
nald (863)635-119 ,i
(863)679-0110
FORD MUSTANG 86, 4 cyl,
spd. Runs well. w/spare p. ; ts
& spare engine. $2000 all..'4!
sep. (863)634-3070
LINCOLN TOWN CAR-l 'I
Runs good. Needs shoe-
$1000. (863)763-3822


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the home office or den. Built inos-,, '',it oilUw.
ber and plywood, the project features Ill straight ,11
and detailed assembly diagrams. It ineasur ',
inches high by 19 inches wide by 21 inches d'c.
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LOT FOR SALE: JON BOAT- New Lund u :
Basswood Estates with trail. $1800 o0
Approx. 1/4 acre. $26,500. offer. (863 i67-8161.
By owner (407)973-6503 MERCURY '-, W 25 IP
I|ile| me start, 0/B Motor. 2r000
anty. Pei fect 2'Ol 1
Mobile Homes (863)6Q i645
MONARCH ALUM BOAl
Front platorr 30111
)rude, tiller trh, 815'' I
(863)697 29,9.







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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


MERCEDES 500SL '95
Low miles, many extras,
$10,400 (863)634-3451

MERCURY COUGAR 1987, 2
Dr., Sedan, Good transporta-
tion. $1600 (863)467-1910


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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
SUZUKI SAMARI '85 AND '88-
asking $1500 or best offer
for both (772)519-2256.
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?




FORKLIFT Clark, 40001b
cap., propane, auto., hard tire,
gov. owned, 2570hrs ex.
cond. $4000 (561)723-5213


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The completed lean-to-greenhouse measures 12
feet long by 7 feet wide by 9 feet tall as pictured, but
the project is designed so that its size may be easily
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2002-CP-150
IN RE: ESTATE OF
FRANCI EUGENE EDSELL,
a/k/a FRANCIS E. EDSELL,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSON HAVING CLAIMS OR
DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ES-
TATE:
You are hereby notified that an Order of
Summary Administration has been en-
tered in the Estate of FRANCIS EU-
GENE EDSELL, a/k/a FRANCIS E.
EDSELL, deceased, File Number
2005-CP-150, by the Circuit Court for
Okeechobee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is 304
N.W. 2nd Street, Room 101, Okee-
chobee, Florinda 34972; that the total
cash value of the estate is
$13,500.00, and that the names and
addresses of those to whom it has
been assigned by such order are:
ROBERT M. EDSELL 8584 Highway 441
S.E., Okeechobee, FL 34974
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedents estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM,.
All other creditors ef the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
most file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice Is July 1,2005.
Person Giving Notice:
Robert M. Edsell
8584 Highway 441 S.E.
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Attorney for Person Giving Notice:
CONELY & CONELYR PA.
PO. Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
(863) 763-3825
By: TomW.Conely, III
Florida Bar No.096482
66495 ON 7/1,8/05




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.
FORD F150 1999 4X4, Cold
Air. $5500 or best offer.
(863)634-4076
FORD F150 P/U 1998 4X4,
Cold Air. $5000 or best of-
fer. (863)634-4076
JEEP Grand Wagoneer- '84,
Camo paint job runs & looks
good $2500.
(863)673-0920.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
CASE NO. 2005-CP-141
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JANICE L.AUSBURN,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of JAN-
ICE L. AUSBURN, deceased, whose
date of death was March 4,2005, and
whose Social Security Number is
266-44-1364, is pending in the Circudit
Court for Okeechobee County, Rodda,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 304 N.W. Second Street, Room
101, Okeechobee, Florida 34972. The
names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth be-
low.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate on whom a
copy of this notice is served within
three months after the date of the first
publication of this notice must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
persons having claims or demands
against the estate of the decedent
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO
FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
notice is June 24, 2005.
Patrilca McWhorter
Personal Representative
1793 S.W. 24th Avenue
Okeechobee, FL 34974
CONELY & CONELY, RA.
Post Office Drawer 1367
Okeechobee, FL 34973-1367
(863) 763-3825
y: Tom W.Conely, IlI
Florida Bar #096482
Attorney for Personal Representative
64826 ON 6/24;7/1/05



ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Nev-
er ran. $900. (863)692-2229.

HEADS: For 300 cu. in.
straight 6 Ford engine,
valves ground. Ready to in-
stall. $100 (863)467-6101

OLDS TORONADO 1988 En-
gine runs, trans. has prob-
lem. Great for parts. $60 or
best offer. (863)467-0987

RADIAL TIRES & WHEELS
5)- off road, 8 lug, $125.
863)357-3981.

REAR END- for F350, $100.
(863)357-3981.

RIMS- 4, AKUZA 20" good
condition $800 or best offer
(863)763-3349 Ask for
Patrick

TAILLIGHTS, for 1994-1998
Chevy Cavalier, $50 or best
offer. (863)697-9154


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2005-CP-082
In Re: The Estate of
WILL DEE DOW,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Willa
Dee Dow, deceased, File Number
2005-CP-082, CP-05-OSB, is pending
in the Circuit Court for Okeechobee
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 304 Northwest
Second Street, Okeechobee, Florida
34972. The names and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
Clp lTl : U. 'I l"lOlTl 1, If l i'. ,lli FJ
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this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedents estate, in-
cluding unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED. ,
The date of irstublication of this Notice
Is July 1,2005.
Personal Representative:
George Maurice Dow
5270 Lima Place
Orlando, Flonda 32907
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Martin 6. Schwebet, Esquire
RO. Box 941664
Matland, Florida 32794-1664
1407) 896-8633 -Telephone
07 896-8890 Facsimile
orida Bar No. 442267
66883 ON 7/1,8/05


TIRES & RIMS (5), brand new
Goodyear, from 2005 Jeep,
P2157R15, $500.
(863)763-1457

TIRES- 11/20, Military tread. 6
lug rims. $350.
(863)634-4202
TIRES (4) Copper Discover
ASP, Fits SUV or Truck.
255/70R16. Brand new
cond, $400 (863)763-0465
TONNEAU COVER, Fiberglass,
Lockable, Fits Dodge Ram
1500. Like new. $700 or
best offer. (863)697-3463
TOW HITCH frame mounted
Draw Tite, for full size Ford
truck or SUV $40
(863)697-6812
TRANSMISSION, Rebuilt,
2000 1/2 Ton 2 wd. Pickup
Truck. $400 or best offer.
(863)467-8856
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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWENTIETH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
GLADES COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. CP05-08
In Re: The Estate of
CHARLES RICHARD GLEASON,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
Charles Richard Gleason deceased,
File Number CP-05-08, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Glades County,
Forida, Probate Division, the address
of which is P.O. Box 10, Moore
Haven, Florida 33471. The names and
addresses of the personal representa-
tive and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedents estate, in-
cluding unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of this Notice
is July 1,2005.
Personal Representative:
George Marurice Dow
5270 Lima Place
Orlando, Florida 32907
Attorney for Personal Representative:
Martin D.Schwebet, Esquire
PO. Box 941664
Maland, Florida 32794-1664
407 896-8633 Telephone
407) 896-8890 Facsimile
odda Bar No.442267
66882 ON 7/1.8/05


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 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.



FORD EXPLORER, '97- 4x4,
runs great, $4000 or best
offer. (863)234-1522.



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


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SECOND PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The City of Okeechobee is applying to the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA) for a grant under the Florida Small Cit-
ies Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program FFY 2005 Economic Development category in an amount up to
$700,000. For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low and moderate income persons The
City will be utilizing these funds for i ... ..- ,. .. ..I I.'- .,, .' ,, *- .1 .. ,- .- ,
employment opportunities for reside .1 1 1 1 ..1, ,, ... .... .. ., .. .
participating in this grant will create at least twenty (20) full-time jobs of whicn eleven (11) or 51% will be occupied by low-to-
moderate (LMI) individuals. The activities, dollar amounts and estimated percentage benefit to low and moderate income per-
sons for which is applying are.


Activities Proeosed
04a Water Facities
04b Sewer Facilites
005 Street Improvements
016 Engineering
013 Administration


S 90,304
S138,276
$342,200
$73,220
$56.000


Percenter Benefit to
Low and Moderate
Income Persons (LMI1
20 Full-Time Jobs, 11 LMI- 55%
20 Full -Tine Jobs, 11 LMI- 55%
20 Full-Time Jobs, 11 LMI-55%
N/A
N/A


Total Grant Request $700,000
Scoring purposes in the CDBG grant, private funds will also be leveraged.
The City of Okeechobee plans to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG funded activities in the following
manner: No permanent displacement is anticipated.
If any persons are displaced as a result of these planned activities, the City of Okeechobee will assist such persons in the follow-
ing manner: No permanent displacement is planned for this grant
A public hearing to provide citizens an opportunity to comment on the application will be held at the City Council meeting on
tuesday, July 12, 2005 at 6:00 p.m. Draft copy of parts of the application will e available for review at the City Administra-
tors office beginning on July 13, 2005. A final copy of the application will be made available at the City Administrators office
on Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p m. and 1:00 p.m to 4:30 p.m. no more than five days
after submission to DCA. It is anticipated that the application will be submitted to DCA no later than July 26, 2005. To obtain
information concerning the application and the public hearing contact Mr. Brian Whitehall, City Administrator, City of Okeecho-
bee, 55 S.E. Third Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 or telephone 863-763-3372.
The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handicapped person requinng an interpreter for
the hearing impaired or the visually impaired shall contact Mr Whitehall at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and an
interpreter will be provided. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Mr Whitehall
at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and a language interpreter w II be provided. To access a Telecommunication
Device for Deaf Persons (TDD), please call 1-800-955-8771. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodation at
,this meeting should contact Mr. Whitehall at least five calendar days priorto the meeting.
Pursuant to Section 102 of the HUD Reform Act of 1989, the following disclosures will be submitted to DCA with the application.
The disclosures will be made available by the City of Okeechobee and DCA for public inspection upon request. These disclo-
sures will be available on and after the date of submission of the application and shall continue to be available for a minimum
period of five years.
1. Other government (federal, state and local) assistance to the project in the form of a gilt, grant, loan, guarantee, insurance
payment, rebate, subsidy, credit, tax benefit, or any other form of direct or indirect benefit by source and amount;
2. The identities and pecuniary interests of all developers, contractors, or consulTants involved in the application for assistance or
in the planning or development of the project or activity;
3. The identities and pecuniary interests of any other persons with a pecuniary interestt in the project that can reasonably be ex-
pected to exceed $50,000 or 10% of the grant request (whichever is lower);
4. For those developers, contractors, consultants, property owners, or others listed in two (2) or three (3) above which are cor-
porations, or other entities, the identification and pecuniary interests by corporations or entity of each officer, director, principal
stockholder, or other official of the entity;
5. The expected sources of all funds to be provided to the project by each of the providers of those funds and the amount provid-
ed; and
6. The expected uses of all funds by activity and amount.
Lane Gamiolea, CMC, City Clerk
66386 ON 7/1/05
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HAULMARK- 5'x8', Enclosed,
White $1950.
(561)818-4551'



LOADING RAMPS: For ATV /
LAWN MOWER. Steel, Fold-
ing, Like new. $75.
(863)763-1457



UTILITY TRAILER- 5x8, open,
hardware floor, $250
(863)634-6491.



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


OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
Request for Qualifications/ Proposals
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OUA) is requesting a Statement of Qualifications /
Proposals from interested firms for related professional engineering services for
improvements to the 'existing wastewater treatment plant. OUA anticipates that
this project will receive federal funding through a Community Development Block
Grant (interim treatment plant expansion). Additional information may be ob-
tained by contacting Landon Fortner, Executive Director at the OUA Office.
Interested firms may obtain a copy of the scope of Work by contacting the OUA of-
fice at 863-763-9460, or by tax 863-763-3746, or by mail at Okeechobee Utility
Authority, 100 SW 5th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974-4221.
Statement of Qualifications/Proposals must be received no later than 3:00 RM. on
July 26, 2005.
65898 ON 6/30-7/6/05
I
STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
BID NO DEP #2005063C
0.170 Acre Parcel in Okeechobee County
For a complete bid package:
Order electronic via e-mail: lisa.cooley@dep.state.fl.us
Hard Copy Package or for more information please call:
The Department of Environmental Protection
Lisa Cooley at (850) 245-2720
Lot 40, Block 60, Okeechobee Gardens,
a subdivision in the East one-half of Section 13,
Township 37 South, Range 35 East
Deadline to request Bid Package Is July 27, 2005
63685 ON 6/17,24;7/1/05


Community Events


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

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

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 supervision
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 member,
contact Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations Cen-
ter, (863) 763-3212.

Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools need the help of the community and are
seeking tax deductible donations to help rebuild their playground that
was damaged during the hurricanes. For more information, call Grace
Christian Schools at (863) 763-3072.

Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save lives. You can
help the American Red Cross reach people in your community with
lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated External
Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS 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 Free-
dom Iraqi. The church will be sending care packages to 20 service-
men 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 informa-
tion, contact Chairperson Myra White at (863) 357-2975.

Children's council seeks volunteers
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of a few
fine people to submit an application to the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners to be a part of the council. Governor
Jeb Bush makes the final appointments with terms of two or four
years. The council meets monthly to discuss programs and needs of
the children in the community. Once a year, agencies request funds
through a grant process. Each council member "adopts" an agency or
two as their own and monitors the programs' services that they pro-
vide to our children. Those interested in completing an application
should contact Cathleen Blair, executive director at (863) 462-4000,
ext. 255.

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


Food pantry reopens .
-- i.ee' ,lnt-ePr-,sbliei,,an ChuJrch Food PRptry, 312 N. Parrott Ave.,
is open again it is located in tfie 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.

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

Back to School supply drive starts
The Shared Services Network's Community Collaborative Council
is sponsoring its annual Back to School supply drive for Okeechobee's
children in foster care.
These supplies will be given to the children in Okeechobee during
their annual foster care picnic just before school starts. The children
are in need of: pencils, pens, markers, colored pencils, crayons, high-
lighters, notebook paper, construction paper, folders, binders, pencil
boxes, lunch boxes, backpacks, glue,, scissors, rulers, erasers, index
cards and calculators. For information on becoming a foster parent,
call the Hibiscus Foster Parent Training Program at (800) 403-9311.
Supplies may be taken to the Community Collaborative Council meet-
ings during April, May and July. The meetings will be held in room 303
of the Okeechobee County School Board Office, 700 S.W. Second Ave.
For information on the school supply drive or the council's meetings,
call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.


My Aunt'sJHou -seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, tInc. aa"t01(c)'(3) Grgahization is looking for
two to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Mon-
day through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are
also looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board
member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate
well with the public and should be able to seek support from city
and county officials, business executives and other organizations.
Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for informa-
tion.

Summer Play Camp schedule announced

Sign-ups for Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation's 2005
Summer Play Camp began Monday, May 2, at Teen Town Center,
309 N.W. Second St. Enrollment is limited and slots are filled on a
first-come, first-served basis. Campers must be between 6 and 12
years of age. Play camps will operate Monday through Friday,
through July 29 (except July 4), from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at
three locations: Douglas Brown 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 activi-
ties. Special rates have been set at $25 per week for a child on the
reduced school lunch program, and $10 per week for a child on the
free school lunch program within the Okeechobee County School
system for the 2004/2005 school year. A letter of participation from
Okeechobee County School Food Service must be presented at the
time of registration in order to qualify for these special rates.
Extended hours of 7:30 until 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 until 5:30 p.m. will
be available at both the Okeechobee Civic Center and Teen Town
Center for an additional fee of $10 per week, per participant.


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