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(keechobee News


Vol. 96 Io. 183


In .reF
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.



Branham picked to
lead grid program
At a news conference held
Thursday morning at Okee-
chobee High School, Brah-
man athletic director Mike
Radebaugh announced that
assistant football coach Chris
Branham has been selected to
take over the high school foot-
ball program.
Branham will replace for-
mer head coach Tod Dresser,
who recently resigned citing
family obligations as his rea-
son for leaving.
Page 7
New details
in Tate case
FORT LAUDERDALE (AP)
- The pizza delivery man
allegedly robbed by admitted
child-killer Lionel Tate said he
most remembers his masked
assailant's eyes because they
left the impression that the
stickup "was a game," accord-
ing to investigative documents
released Friday.
The robbery victim, 44-
year-old Walter E. Gallardo,
has positively identified Tate
as the man who robbed him
of four Domino's Pizza pies at
-.muniri on !May 23 at an
Page 8

spending falls
WASHINGTON Spend-
ing on construction projects
fell in May for a third straight
month, reflecting declines in
the building of homes, offices
and shopping malls.
The Commerce Depart-
ment reported Friday that con-
struction activity dropped 0.9
percent to a seasonally adjust-
ed annual total of $1.1 trillion.
The decrease caught econo-
mists by surprise. They had
predicted that construction
would climb to a record level
in May, rising by 0.5 percent.
Page 9

Drought Index
Current: 47
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

15.93 feet


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

Index
Classifieds . .13-15
Comics ...........12
Community Events .4
Crossword . . .14
Obituaries ......... 3
Opinion ...........4
Speak Out ......... 4
Sports ............ 7
TV .............. 13
Weather ........... 2
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Pier II is being misjudged


Blame is Lodge.
This is not the case.
Sp1 "We would like to go on
milSplacedrecord that since the sale of the
property (Taylor Creek Lodge),
in Lodge issue we have not been approached by
the new owners of Taylor Creek
(Editor's Note. Second in a Lodge regarding mobile homes
series) in their park encroaching onto
our property," said Christina Fitz-
By Loma Jablonski patrick, Pier II manager and
Okeechobee News daughter of Bernard J. Fitz-
patrick, the owner of record.
The owners and managers of "We were aware of the
Pier II Resort have become encroachments when we pur-
scapegoats for the ongoing con- chased the property 13 years ago.
troversy at Taylor Creek Lodge. We have not requested that the
The owners of the popular encroachments be corrected,
resort are being wrongfully nor do we intend to force these
accused of attempting to have people to move their homes.
mobile home residents of Taylor "These mobile homes and
Creek Lodge evicted from the their sheds are not in our way.


They are, in fact, sitting on the
easement we granted to the
Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA). The only other way they
could affect us if we sold or
developed the property at a later
date, and there are currently no
existing plans to do so," she
added.
The parties involved in the
encroachment controversy are
the new owners of Taylor Creek
Lodge, Taylor Creek Resort RV
Park, a Florida limited liability
company and the owners of up
to 14 mobile homes who cur-
rently rent lot space from the
Lodge.
Taylor Creek Resort RV Park
served notice on at least seven
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The owner of the popular Pier II Resort, Bernard Fitzpatrick,
has been wrongly placed in the middle of the controversy
between the mobile home owners and Taylor Creek Resort
RV Park, LLC the new owners of Taylor Creek Lodge.




Teacher contract


talks postponed


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It will be over a month now
before teachers and non-
instructional personnel
employed by the Okeechobee
County School Board will have
a new contract.
It was expected that an
agreement on a new contract
would be reached on June 30.
However, that did not happen
and negotiators representing
employees and management
agreed to continue talks on July
29 the earliest date they
could all get back together.
Meanwhile, until a new
three-year contact is agreed
upon by negotiators and rati-


Staff Photos/D. Hamilton
Little ones in the two-year-old group at A Child's World Child Care Center prepared to
have their own little celebration for the July 4 holiday. Toddlers from the group, (not in
order) Cameron, Haley, Savannah, Ebony, Caleb and Lauren dressed up in their finest
red, white and blue hats and necklaces to march in a parade.


fied by union members,
employees will continue to
work under the terms of the old
contract that expired June 30.
Teachers and non-instruc-
tional or classified personnel -
which includes bus drivers,
maintenance and administra-
tive personnel are coved
under separate contacts. The
school system employs
approximately 506 teachers
and approximately 438 classi-
fieds workers.
The negotiation process
began June 1, when both sides
presented written proposals for
the new contracts. The first
face-to-face meeting was
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Future tennis star
Future tennis star, Josh, 3, practices lobbing shots over the net
to his mom on Thursday at the Sports Complex tennis courts.







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News Briefs

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


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mobile home owners who rent a
space in the park about possible
eviction proceedings due to viola-
tions of Lodge and Park Prospec-
tus rules. The alleged violations
state that the mobile homes locat-
ed on the west side of the lodge
are encroaching into property not
owned by Taylor Creek Resort RV
Park, LLC.
The owners of Taylor Creek
Lodge have given the mobile
home owners seven days notice
to correct the violations as pre-
scribed by law. If the mobile
home owners do not correct the
violations, they will be served a
second notice of failure to comply
with park and Prospectus rules.
The new owners of the Lodge
are following the law as stated in
Florida Statute 723.61.
This 14-acre landmark park
consists of two adjacent parcels,
one originally belonging to the
Board of Trustees of the Internal
Improvement Trust Fund and the
other originally belonging to the


Florida Game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission (GFC), now
known as the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion. The property has been
embroiled in controversy since it
was sold to its new owners. But, it
has a long history of title prob-
lems.
On Sept. 15, 1958, the Board
of Trustees of the Internal
Improvement Trust Fund entered
into a 25-year lease with J.E. Lee
for the Board of Trustees parcel.
There was no renewal option in
the lease and assignmentscould
not be made without prior Board
of Trustees approval.
On Jan. 16, 1959, GFC
entered into a 25-year lease with
J.E. Lee for the GFC parcel plus
the Board of Trustees' parcel. This
lease did contain a 25-year renew-
al option and did not require
assignments to be pre-approved.
The Board of Trustees lease
expired in 1983. The GFC leas
expired in 1984. Instead of main-
taining two leases on the site, the
board of Trustees and GFC
authorized the negotiation of a
consolidated lease. The tenant at


that time, J. E. Lee, refused to re-
negotiate the lease fee and subse-
quently the Board of Trustees and
GFC authorized legal action for
ejectment. The tenant then coun-
terclaimed that the second lease
replaced the first lease on the
Board of Trustees parcel and its
exercise of the renewal option
gave it a valid tenancy until the
year 2009. The counterclaim
asserts that various actions and
inactions of the part of the Board
of Trustees constitute tacit agree-
ment that the second lease is
superior. The Counsel for Board
of Trustees and GFC indicated that
the counterclaimant's arguments
may be viewed favorably by the
court.
Early in 1990, Security Trust
Savings and Loan Association
(S&L), which held a loan agree-
ment with the tenant for $1 mil-
lion secured by the leasehold,
filed a legal action against the ten-
ant and GFC to foreclose on the
leasehold. Shortly thereafter, the
,tenant abandoned the lease and
declared bankruptcy. The parties
then agreed to the appointment
of a receiver to operate Taylor


Creek Lodge and provide monthly
financial reports during the time
of the litigation because the site
was open, operating and occu-
pied by a number of persons and
GFC. Taylor Creek Lodge has
been operating under receiver-
ship ever since.
Eventually, the S&L's interest
was bought out by Dr. I. H.
Crouch of Ledbetter, Ky. Dr.
Crouch became the successor to
the foreclosure action and the
counterclaim against the Board of
Trustees and GFC. Dr. Crouch's
mother was the nominal receiver,
and Dr. Crouch had the authority
to resolve issues if the suits went
forward.
Dr. Crouch formally offered
to purchase the property in 1998
for the sum of $585,000.
Dr. Crouch took title to the
property in April 2005. He sold the
property to Taylor Creek Resort
RV Park, LLC in a deed dated April
28, 2005, for the sum of $2.3 mil-
lion.
Since Taylor Creek Resort RV
Park, LLC took title to the proper-
ty, there have been several issues
regarding the property. The new


owners have stated that the Taylor
Creek boat ramp would no longer
be open to the public due to liabil-
ity issues. They are currently hav-
ing a chain-link fence and gates
erected to prevent access to the
road leading to the ramp.
Then, recreational vehicles in
the park were given notice of a lot
rental increase. Some went from
$160 to $400 per month; others
went to $500 per month.
The latest controversy involves
the majority of the 14 mobile
homes parked on the west side of
the park that adjoins the Pier II
property. The notices were sent to
the mobile home owners by the
management of Taylor Creek
Resort RV Park, LLC, not by the
owners of Pier II.
The new owners of Taylor
Creek Lodge nor their managers
or agent have had any contact
with Mr. Fitzpatrick or his daugh-
ter Christina Fitzpatrick, about
any encroachments.
Attorney Carlos A. Rodriguez,
registered agent for Taylor Creek
Resort RV Park, LLC was unavail-
able for comment.


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Thursday, June 9, when both
sides met to consider the propos-
als that had been offered.
The two sides then met and
discussed some editorial changes
and non-controversial items, as
well as some of the proposals
brought forward earlier.
The school board is represent-
ed, by board attorney Tom Conely,
Assistant Superintendent of
Schools Lee Dixon, Ken Kenwor-
thy, director of career/technical
education, and chief negotiator
Sam Lee.
Mr. Lee is a retired educator
from Volusia County whose sense
of humor kept things lively. He
replaced Herb Sang, who had
represented the school board for


30 years.
The other side of the bargain-
ing table consists of union presi-
dent Candy Walker, Sue Kemp,
union vice president, Magi Cable,
union official, Cammie Hudson,
chief negotiator for the union, and
union official Dianne Falvo.
The two sides met again on
Wednesday, June 29, when the
union presented a pay proposal to
the school board. The union pro-
posal offered a starting salary of
$30,500 and a top salary of
$52,150, as compared to he cur-
rent starting and top salaries of
$30,000 and $49,972 respectively.
Varying amounts of money
were added to the steps in,
between in an effort to equalize
the inequities in the pay scale.
Through the years, differing
amounts of money were added to
different steps on the pay scale,
making disprortionate jumps


between some steps.
Ms. Falvo said that union pro-
posal tried to provide some type
of equity within the pay scale.
The union proposal put more
money in the middle salary steps
in order to do so.
She said that a survey of union
members indicated that they
wanted the inequities in the pay
schedule phased out.
Mr. Dixon said there were two
reasons for the unequal differ-
ences in pays steps. He said that
over the years more money was
added to the upper steps in an
effort to keep experienced teach-
ers. This has resulted in "bubble
steps" at the top of the top of the
pay scale. The other reason he
cited was adding money to the
starting steps to attract new teach-
ers.
Currently teachers with a mas-
ter's degree get a $1,600 supple-


ment and those with a specialist's
degree receive and additional
$2,420. The union proposed
$2,000 extra for teachers with
master's and $3,000 for teachers
with specialist's degrees. They
also proposed that for the first
time the school system offer a
$5,000 supplement to teachers
with a doctor's degree.
Currently, there are no teach-
ers with a doctor's degree.
The union pay proposal was
discussed during the day on June
30.
Then about 2:30, Mr. Lee pre-
sented the school board's counter
salary proposal and stated: "This
is all the money I have."
"We believe we have been
sensitive to the things discussed,"
he added.
The school board countered
with a starting salary of $30,700
and a top salary of $50,800.


Mr. Dixon said the school
board proposal also addressed
the differences in pay steps.
Although he added that it would
take several years for those differ-
ence to be corrected.
The school board offered a
$2,000 supplement for teachers
with a master's degree and $3,000
extra to teachers with a special-
ist's degree.
They also proposed a supple-
ment of $3,600 for teachers with a
doctor's degree.
Negotiations on the classified
salary scale have not progressed
as far. The union has made a pro-
posal but the school board has
not yet made a counter offer.
Discussions generally were
conducted with good humor. An
agreement was not reached by
late Thursday, June 30, so both
sides cordially agreed to come
back to the table on July 29.


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Bloodmobile collects ten pints of blood


By Audrey Blackwell
A total of 10 pints of blood
were donated by as many citizens
Wednesday at a blood donation
event at R. J. Gators. Each donor
gives one pint of blood at a time.
Florida Blood Center's Blood-
mobile was parked outside of R.
J. Gators from 3 until 8 p.m. The
Bloodmobile was from the Lake
Park Branch in North Lake and
collects people's blood donations
from Orlando to Miami and com-
munities in-between.
Doug Bartel, spokesman for
Florida Blood Center, said more
than 10 people showed up to
donate blood in Okeechobee, but
some were unable to donate
because of health reasons or
other factors. "One pint of blood
can save up to three lives," he
said.


In total, 70 pints of blood were
collected from all R. J. Gators sites
on Wednesday, according to Mr.
Bartel.
Charles Sewall was one of the
first blood donors. He was offered
juice and given a tee shirt and
coupon for the restaurant.
Jacquelyn Tilley, donor servic-
es specialist, said the blood bank
is low and blood donations are
needed, especially Type A-Posi-
tive, the second most prevalent
blood type. Type O-Positive is the
most prevalent, she said.
Mr. Sewall said he has been
donating blood for 51 years. He
first gave blood at an Army Field
Hospital in Korea in the 1950s.
"It's good for you to give blood,"
Mr. Sewall said. "And it's good for
everybody else. There is always a
shortage," he said.


Staff photo/Audrey Blackwell
Charles Sewall was one of the first blood donors Wednesday
afternoon at the Florida Blood Centers Bloodmobile that was
parked outside of R. J. Gators. Jacquelyn Tilley (right), donor
services specialist, performed the blood draw.










Staff Photo/D. Hamilton
New officers
Kristy Crawford stood at the podium as Rotary Club pres-
ident for the last time at Tuesday's meeting where instal-
lation of new club officers took place. New club president,
Lonnie Kirsch was not present as Ms. Crawford intro-
duced new officers, Bennett Yeilding, sergeant at arms;
Tabitha Trent, secretary; Karen Bowers, treasurer and
Chad Rucks, president elect.


Staff photo/D. Hamilton
Stacked up
A carefully built 'human pyramid' was constructed using
human building blocks, (not in order) Kieran Shipman,
Harlie Elliott, Taylor Beal, Patricia Sanchez, Adaacha
Harper, Cheyenne Bailey and Marlina Dunn. WeeCare
Child Care Center summer day camp assistants stood
close by for support while the girls stacked up for a photo.


Obituary


Ivan M. Werstuk
Ivan M. Werstuk, age 82, of.
Okeechobee',- died Wednesday,
June 29, 2005 at Raulerson Hospi-
tal. He was born Feb. 11, 1923 in
Ontario, Canada. Mr. Werstuk had
been a resident of Okeechobee
for 13 years. He served in the
Canadian Armed Forces and was
a member of the Canadian
Legion. He attended church at the
KOA Campground and his hob-
bies included woodworking, golf
and boating.
Survivors include: his beloved
wife of 13 years, Doris Pheiffer
Werstuk of Okeechobee; son,
Dan Werstuk; daughter, Joyce
Jordan; grandchildren, Carrie Jor-
dan, Alison and Laurel'Werstuk,
all of Barrie, Ontario, Canada.
A memorial service will be
conducted at the Seminole Cove
Clubhouse in Okeechobee on
Wednesday, July 13, at 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to the
American Cancer Society, Okee-
chobee Chapter, P.O. Box 382,
Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


Staff photo/D. Hamilton
In appreciation
Kristy Crawford received a gift from club members pre-
sented by new club secretary, Tabitha Trent in apprecia-
tion of Ms. Crawford's service as Rotary Club president at
Tuesday's meeting. Ms. Crawford handed over her posi-
tion in the club to new club president, Lonnie Kirsch who
was not present for the installation of new officers.


IRCC students are recognized


The Florida Community College
Activities Association, FCCAA, has
named 32 Indian River Community
College students to its All-Academ-
ic Team based on attainment of-a
3.3 grade-point average or higher
during the 2004-05 school year.
FCCAA, a statewide non-profit
corporation, is made up of accred-
ited community and junior colleges
and is responsible for regulating
and promoting intercollegiate
activities. The students were recog-
nized among 28 other Florida com-
munity colleges.
Six IRCC students were recog-
nized for the highest GPA in their
activity or sport:
Brain Bowl: Andrew McGregor
of Port St. Lucie and Arthur lanuzzi
of Stuart
Student Government: Nermina
Sljivo of Bosnia/Herzegovina
Men's Swimming: Kurt Kull of
Big Pine Key.
Women's Swimming: Kathleen
Powers of Ft. Pierce
Fast Pitch Softball: Megan Med-
ley of Jacksonville.
The Distinguished All Academic
Team: Students earning a GPA o'f
3.8 or higher
Brain Bowl team member
Richard.Glisker of Vero Beach joins
Andrew McGregor, Arthur lanuzzi,
Nermina Sljivo and Megan Medley.
The All-Academic Team:
Brain Bowl: Coral Hawkes of


First United Methodist Church
Traditional Sunday Worship:
8:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Regeneration Contemporary Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. ,
200 N.W. 2nd Street (863.) 763-4021
(Next to Bank of America)
www.fumcokee.com


Port St. Lucie, Andrew McGregor,
Arthur lanuzzi and Richard Glisker.
Music: Kristan Crawford of Ft.
Pierce, John Wich of Jensen
Beach, Glenda Brown of Stuart,
Shanda Hosein of Port St. Lucie and
Patricia Owen of Port St. Lucie
Student Government: Nermina
Sljivo and Chelsea Lawson of Port
St. Lucie
Baseball: Ron Matheny of Vero
Beach, Chuck Farris of Cocoa
Beach, Kevin Ferreiro of Delray
Beach, Josh Holmes of Miami,
Ross Partee of Vero Beach
Thirty-two IRCC students
named to All Academic Team
Fast-Pitch Softball: Lindsey Geib
of Vero Beach, Natasha Johnson of
Fort Pierce, Megan Medley and Jes-
sica Milton of Fort Pierce and
Rebecca Rijavec of Alberta, Cana-
da.
Men's Basketball: Matt Zitani of
Port St. Lucie
Men's Swimming: Kurt Kull and
Chris McSweeney of Ft. Pierce,
Chris Ward of Carrollton, Ga.,
Micah Belew of Mountain View,
Calif.
Women's Swimming: Alana


Shawah of Valrico, Alexandra
Gretch of Easton,Pa., Jaime Kawa
of Port St. Lucie, Kathleen Powers,
Erika Tucker of Fort Pierce and
Kelly Carrigan of Gainesville.
Athletics and club activities
enhance knowledge and skills
gained in the classroom and IRCC
students may participate in more
than 40 campus clubs and athletic
teams to expand their learning
experience.
Registration for Fall semester at
IRCC begins July 11.
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While we want you to speak out freely, the newspaper reserves
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Okeechobee News, P.O. Box 639, Okeechobee, Fla. 34973.
Pet Adoption
In regard to the article about the animal shelter, I tried to adopt a
bulldog from there they called him Valentino because they had
picked him up on Valentine's Day. He had been abandoned and
people were trying to fight him. I was approved ad gave them my
$20. They told me they would call me once the results came back
from the vet about his heartworm test. Almost four months later,
we have yet to hear from them. Even if it was a bad result, I would
like to know. It is not like we were not interested as we spent well
over an hour looking at the dogs and getting the stories on different
ones. So, if you go to adopt a pet be sure to call and make sure they
are actually doing what they should be with your money. I didn't,
and for all I know the employees may have pocketed my $20 and
did away with the poor dog.
(Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. We talked with animal con-
trol. The first step in the adoption process is a $20 nonrefundable
fee that goes for a heartworm test. This should have been
explained to you. In the particular case of Valentino, after the dog
returned from the heartworm test, animal control has a record of
leaving messages with you on two different occasions but
received no response.)
Mowing
Charles Harvey Highway is really a mess for people to drive
-down and walk down. Someone really needs to get in there and
mow and clean it up.
Lake levels
Water Management and the Corps of Engineers have no trouble
letting nutrient-laden water into the lake but they won't let it out.
Unless they get the lake levels down, it cannot recover the estu-
aries can. Let's quit sacrificing Lake Okeechobee for political rea-
sons.
Creative Memories
I am also looking for someone from Creative Memories.
(Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. You can call (863) 467-9415.)
Wetlands
Does anyone know what they sold the lots in Sherman Woods
ranches for? I imagine a few people might be surprised that they
bought a wet 10 acres after all of this rain. Looking at the plans,,
they had a lot of flag ponds out there and they only get bigger when
it rains!



Community Events

'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
to be made.

Peace Lutheran plans vacation Bible school
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, presents Celebra-
tion Park, which is this year's theme for vacation Bible school to be
held July 18-22 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. The school is for ages pre-
school through fifth grade. Call the church office at (863) 763-5042
to pre-register of for information.

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 dur-
ing their annual foster care picnic just before school starts. The
children are in need of: pencils, pens, markers, colored pencils,
crayons, highlighters, 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 Commu-
nity Collaborative Council meetings 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.

Chamber sponsoring concerts
Brenda O'Connor, executive director of the Okeechobee Cham-
ber of Commerce, has announced that the Chamber, in conjunc-
tion 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.




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Breast cancer
event planned
Breast cancer will strike more
than 200,000 times this year and
claim 40,000 lives. On Saturday,
Aug. 13, the American Cancer Soci-
ety will host its first annual Making
Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K
Walk.
The event will take place in Fla-
gler Park (S.W Fifth St.) with regis-
tration, breakfast and warm-up.
The MSAC committee is cur-
rently seeking members/teams of
the community to walk in this
event. Attending a Making Strides
Against Breast Cancer walk will
help raise funds for research, edu-
.cation, advocacy and patient serv-
ices.
We will hold our first team
leader/information meeting on
Thursday, July 7, at 6 p.m., at the
Visiting Nurses Association, 208
S.E. Park St. We are also seeking
local sponsorships from business-
es; volunteers for the event; and,
names of breast cancer survivors.
On June 7, a kick-off for the
event was held at City Hall Park.
There are several
members/businesses of the com-
munity that we would like to send
a sincere thank you for their help
with that event: OHS Freshman
Cheerleaders, "D Stokes Entertain-


ment", Special Occasions, C.J.'s
Wholesale, Taylor Creek Rental,
Tom's Chips, Raulerson Hospital
(Stephanie Quesinberry and Crys-
tal Waldrop-MSABC Collateral),
The Meat Shoppe, Golden Corral,
Pogey's, ABC Liquor, Stafford's
Hair Design, Okeechobee High
School, Sports Complex, Okee-
chobee City Hall, Mark Ward, Missy
McNabb, Donnie WcWhorter,
Bubba Mullins, Gene Daniels,
Nancy Hare, Shannon Martin,
Jimmy and family members of
C.J.'s Wholesale, kick-off event
members and MSABC Committee,
Roy Monk-executive director,
Okeechobee Unit, Heather Parker-
staff lead/Cancer Society board
member, Carrie Heineman-event
chair, Pattie Mullins-event co-chair,
Betsy Sheffield-sponsorship, Sue
Teany-survivor chair, Ashley
Hawkins-team recruitment, and
Angie Griffin and Mike Radebaugh-
logistics.
You can help defeat this disease.
Please help make this event possi-
ble.
For information, or to register a
team, please visit www.acsev-
ents.org and follow the links; or, e-
mail Roy.Monk@cancer.org

Pattie Mullins,
event co-chair and
daughter of a breast cancer victim


Upcoming Events,


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. Construc-
tion work will be at a Habitat work site in an adjoining county.
Wear comfortable clothes suitable for working. Call (863) 357-
1371, for information.
Dual Recovery-Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House,
1925 U.S. 441 S.E., which is located next to the driver's license
office. It is a self-help group for people with a desire to stop using
alcohol and other intoxicating drugs, and a desire to manage their
emotional or psychiatric illness. It's an open discussion group. For
information, call (863) 467-1026.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyter-
ian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
The Okeechobee Chapter DAR will meet at 10 a.m. at the
Oakview Baptist Church, 677 S.W. 32nd St. They would like to
extend an invitation to anyone eligible for membership in NSDAR
to attend, from October through May. For information, call regent
Ruth Lawson at (863) 763-2492, or vice-regent and registrar Bonnie
Hill at (772) 597-4235.

Sunday
AA. meeting from 7:30-utifil 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 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. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
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
invited. 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 infor-
mation, 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 meet-
ing. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a
member 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, 1925 U.S.
441 S.E., which is located next to the driver's license office. It is a
self-help group that offers support and education for people who
have been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophre-
nia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For information,
call (863) 467-1026.

Wednesday
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Okeechobee Jaycees
would like to welcome all energetic young people between the
ages of 21 and 39, who are interested in working towards the bet-
terment of our community. For information, call Margaret Bowers
at (863) 763-7399.
AA meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W Third St. It's an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information,
call (863) 763-1191.'
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group
that enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For infor-
mation, contact Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Alternative Lifestyle is meeting at the A.A. Clubhouse (Sobriety
in the Swamp), 50 U.S. 441 S.E., at the corner of U.S. 78 and U.S.
441. For information, call (863) 763-5385.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the
Wal-Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to
show a car you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the
car owners while you listen to the great oldies music.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at V.F.W.
Post #4423, 300 N.W 34th St. All service-connected veterans are
invited. For information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.
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Courtesy photo/Mr. and Mrs. Frank Williamson, Jr.
Looking Back ...
Evergreens Cemetery was first used in 1914. Shown here
is the monument to Pogy Bill Collins, who served as
Okeechobee County's most colorful sheriff for 13 years.
This photo appears in the 1993 book "Strolling Down
Country Roads" by Twila Valentine and Betty Chandler
Williamson. Do you have any old photos of the Okee-
chobee area or of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them
by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we
can copy them while you wait. Or, you can e-mail the
photo and information about the photo to
okeenews@okeechobee.com.



Community Events

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

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

BHR Christian Church plans Bible school
The Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda,Road, will host
vacation Bible school July 18-22 from 9 until 11:30 a.m. daily. Chil-
dren from kindergarten to high school are invited to joinan excit-
ing and fun time of games, crafts, music and Bible lessons. Kids
will learn all about prayer as they participate in the Kingdom of the-
Son-Prayer Safari. There is no charge for this free adventure into
God's word. Beginning July 5, parents can register their children by
calling the church office at (863) 357-6500 from 9 a.m. until noon.

Judicial Center open house slated
The open house of the new Okeechobee County Judicial Cen-
ter, 312 N.W. Third St., will be July 6. Public tours will be conducted
from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office
employees will escort groups through the building. Representa-
tives from each government entity housed in the building will be
on hand to exhibit their working spaces.

Town hall meeting scheduled
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson will be in the chambers of the Okee-
chobee County Board of County Commissioners, 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, contact Sen. Nelson's office at
(561) 514-0189.

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

Meeting planned for walk leaders
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.

Gospel Lighthouse hosts evangelist
Evangelist Melville Thomas from Clewiston will be ministering
in word and song at 7:30 p.m. on July 8 in the Gospel Lighthouse
service. They are meeting in the Christian 7th Day Baptist Church,
916 N.W. Park St., next to Douglas Chiropractic Center. For infor-
mation, call Pastor Elma J. Hampton at (863) 357-9455.

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". The lesson is dealing with bullies.
There will be pre-show, games, prizes, coupons and snacks. For
information, call (863) 763-4021. The fellowship hall will open at 9
a.m.

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.

Free nutrition clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis and
designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Health Center, 916 WN.
Park St., on July 11, Aug. 8 and Sept. 12, at 5:30 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-4320.

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


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Religion in Brief


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Boubakeur
is reelected
PARIS The moderate head of
the Paris mosque, Dalil Boubakeur,
was re-elected for a two-year term
as president of France's Muslim
council, ending a tense week
among the nation's diverse and
often bickering Muslim groups.
Fouad Allaoui, secretary general
of a powerful Muslim fundamen-
talist organization who. had threat-
ened to walk out of the Sunday
vote, was elected one of two vice
presidents, along with a vice presi-
dent whose group aligns with
Morocco.
Interior Minister Nicolas
Sarkozy persuaded Allaoui's Union
of Islamic Organizations of France
to take part in the vote, according
to a Boubakeur aide.
President Jacques Chirac, in a
phone call to Boubakeur, praised
the council for its "spirit of dia-
logue."
The Council of the Muslim Faith
was set up two years ago after
many failed efforts to give the gov-
ernment a channel to France's
diverse Muslim community and
organize Islam in France, where it
is the second largest religion after
Roman Catholicism.
French authorities are working
to ensure that the Islam practiced is
moderate.
French Muslim groups here
have long been under the domina-
tion of the countries from which
members hail, and mosques are
often funded from other countries.
Boubakeur's mosque is under the
tutelage of Algeria.
Teens favor public
religious expressions
NEW YORK U.S. teenagers
overwhelmingly support religious
expressions in school and public
life, according to an. American
Bible Society poll.


The report said:
82 percent of the teens sur-
veyed favored "under God" in the
Pledge of Allegiance.
72 percent thought students
should be allowed to pray in
school.
82 percent said the slogan "In
God We Trust" belongs on national
currency.
83 percent thought it appropri-
ate to sing "God Bless America" at
athletic events.
The telephone poll of 1,000
teens was conducted in June by
the Synovate market research firm.
It had a reported margin of error of
plus or minus 3 percentage points.
Mormon president
is honored last week
SALT LAKE CITY Gordon B.
Hinckley, president of The Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
was honored by colleagues last
week upon his 95th birthday.
The event included traditional
singing of "Happy Birthday." After
the song, Hinckley chimed in "and
many more."
Church counselors Thomas
Monson and James Faust present-
ed Hinckley with an original land-
scape painting by Valoy Eaton of
Adam-ondi-Ahman, the site in
western Missouri that in Mormon
tradition was the location of the
biblical Garden of Eden where
Adam and Eve dwelled.
Hinckley become president of
the church, which has more than
12 million members worldwide, in
1995.
A public celebration of his
career is scheduled July 22 at the
church conference center in Salt
Lake City. The sold-out event will
feature performances by Gladys
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By Calvin Fryar, pastor of
Brighton Baptist Church
Genesis 3:15
This verse (Genesis 3:15) had
been appropriately called the
"Protevalgelium, the first gospel.
It was as given to man .when he
had lost everything because of
disobedience. In the midst of
darkness and hopelessness, God
held out a glimmer of hope.
In 1829, Alexander Duff and
his young bride set sail for India,
the first missionary from his
church to go to that land. He
was a brilliant scholar and had
selected a large library of books
and manuscripts to assist him in
his work. On the way, they were
shipwrecked and all the books
but two were lost, a Bible and a
hymnal. The man who intended
to enter India with a library
entered with only two books,
but they were the very books he
needed the most.
When man fell into sin and
disobedience, God gave him
exactly what he needed, the
promise of a Savior.,
The trouble all started with a
serpent at the foot of a tree.
Satan confronted Eve, but he did
not announce himself as the
devil. He disguised himself by
entering the body of a serpent.
The serpent, under Satan's
control, told Eve what she want-
ed to hear: "God is trying to
keep you from experiencing life
to its fullest. He doesn't want
you to be like Him. That is why
He is keeping the fruit of the tree
of knowledge of good and evil
all to Himself. He knows that, if
you eat of this tree, you will be
as smart as He is. And by the
way, you will not die!"
It sounded good, but like all
sin, the end was anything but
good.JTheir eyes were opened,
they saw themselves as sinful
and naked and being afraid, they
hid themselves from God. Today,
men are still hiding from God for
the same reason, sin. That is
why mankind began inventing
gods of their choosing.
It is characteristic of our age
that people want to have God
but do not want to have the
Devil.. Therefore, people are
inventing gods for themselves,
with what I like to call their do-it-
yourself God Kits. But they are
gods who do not demand much
of them, and they certainly are
not gods who punish,, although
they are allowed to reward. On
the contrary, their gods absolve
them from conflict and doubt,
massage them, and pat them on
the head. But above all, they are
gods who will not trouble them
with the fact of evil. The prob-
lems of evil, suffering, and death
are not confronted, but evaded
and dismissed. This is the mind-
set of the world. Before coming
to Jesus, we all were like that;
our gods were many.
But thank God, He has made
a way.
J. Vernon McGee wrote that
"it is the call of Divine justice,
which cannot overlook sin. It is
the call of Divine sorrow, which


When man fell into sin and disobedience, God
gave him exactly what he needed, the promise
of a Savior.
grieves over the sinner. It is the governor of Syria, in a town
call of Divine love, which offers called Bethlehem, a child was
redemption for sin." We have all born who, beyond the power of
of that in the verse before us-the anyone to account for, was the
promise of thl'^"icming Savior. high and lofty One nfde low
(McGee, J. Vernon "Thru the and helpless. The One who
BiltlIe with J. Vednon McGee," inhabits eternity comes to dwell
Nashville: Thomas Nelson Pub- in time. The One whom none
lishers, 2000) can look upon and live is deliv-
After man and woman had ered in a stable under the soft,
disobeyed God, He made a way, indifferent gaze of cattle. The
the seed of the woman. The Father of all mercies puts Him-
seed of the woman is Jesus, the self at our mercy."
virgin born Son of God who The power of God kept Jesus
entered the world to confront and prospered Him for a special
and destroy the serpent and his hour and a special place. That
hold upon lost humanity., place is "a place called Golgo-
According to Ravi Zacharias, tha" (Matt. 27:33). It was on the
"Television talk-show host Larry bloodstained summit of Gol-
King made a very perceptive gatha that the conflict began
comment when he was asked beneath and on a tree a tree
who he would most like to have called "The Old Rugged Cross."
interviewed from across history. There the seed of the woman
One of those he named was met the serpent's seed. His heel
Jesus Christ. 'What would you was bruised on Golgotha, but
have asked Him?' came the the head of the serpent was
rejoinder to Mr. King. 'I would crushed and the power of sin
like to ask Him if He was indeed was broken for all who care to
virgin born, because the answer turn to Jesus as Lord.
to that question would define I am told that near the man-
history."' (Ravi Zacharias, "Can channel, which grows 'in the
Man Survive Without God?", forests of the West Indies, and
Dallas: Word Publishing, 1994) which gives forth a juice of dead-
The virgin birth has definedwhichgivesforthuiceofdead-
history and in a most wonderful ly poisonous nature, grows a fig,
way! the sap of which, if applied in
In the words of Frederick time, is a remedy for the dis-
Buechner: "The claim that eases produced by the mancha-
Christianity makes for Christmas neel. And for all of mankind, it is
is that at a particular time and truly good news that God has
place God came to be with us placed the gospel of grace
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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, July 2, 2005


Branham picked to lead OHS football program


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
At a news conference held
Thursday morning at Okee-
chobee High School, Brahman
athletic director Mike Radebaugh
announced that assistant football
coach Chris Branham has been
selected to take over the high
school football program.
Branham will replace former
head coach Tod Dresser, who
recently resigned citing family
obligations as his reason for leav-
ing.
"We are pleased to announce
the selection of Chris Branham as
the new head football coach for
Okeechobee High School. We
have young men who need a
leader they can look up to. Coach
Branham has the qualities of a
natural leader, as well as the
experience to do wonders for our
program," said Radebaugh. "He
is truly the person we need here
at O.H.S. and I am excited to have
him take over the football pro-
gram. I look forward to Brahman
football this fall."
Branham is a 1995 graduate of
Okeechobee High School. He
was the starting varsity quarter-


The

Fishin' Line

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
The members of the Big "O"
Junior Teen Anglers bass club
continue to impress spectators at
their club tournament weigh-ins.
Last Saturday newly-crowned
state champion Scott Maestre
brought 12.58 lbs. of largemouths-
to the scale to take first place in
11-14-year-old division. He also
pulled in the big fish (3.41 lbs.) of
his division.
Kristina Mellette showed the
crowd that young ladies can catch
fish, too. She took first place in the
15-18-year-old division with 6.07
lbs.
Congratulations to these fine
young anglers and to all the rest of
the Big "0" Junior Teen Anglers
for their hard work and great
efforts.
Congratulations also go to the
father/son team of Larry and
Cody Wright for their first-place
finish in the June 26 Okee-Tantie
Team Trail tournament. The
Wrights brought 29.13 lbs. of bass
to the scale to capture first place.


Staff Photo/Lorna Jablonski
Brahman athletic director Mike Radebaugh (left) announced
that Chris Branham (right) has been named as the next Brah-
man head football coach. Branham will take over the reins
from Tod Dresser, who recently resigned for family reasons.


back for the Brahmans for three
seasons. After graduation he
attended West Virginia State Col-
lege in Institute, W.Va., where he
quarterbacked their team for one
season. At the beginning of his
second year, he was injured dur-
ing a pre-season game that ended
his football career.
Branham did not let the injury






Congratulations also go to Jim
Medlin and Mike Cass for their
second place finish with 25.95
lbs., and to Mike Moore and Gary
Niemi for their third-place finish
with 25.12 lbs.
As you can see by what was
brought in last weekend, fishing is
good. Bass are being caught in
the Kissimmee River on
crankbaits, and with topwater
baits at King's Bar, Cody's Cove
and around Tin House Cove.
There are still some specks in
the river, but the bluegill are in
abundance everywhere.
Oak View Baptist Church is
hosting a bass tournament today
at Okee-Tantie Marina. Boats are
due back for weigh-in at 1 p.m.
From what we're hearing, this
should be a good tournament
with a great deal of talent compet-
ing for top honors. The public is
always welcome to attend the
weigh-ins to cheer on their
favorite angler or to simply show
their appreciation for the beauti-
ful bass of Lake Okeechobee.
Have a great holiday weekend
and stay safe.


hamper his love for the sport. He
went on to coach at West Virginia
State for two years before heading
back to his roots in Okeechobee
He became a dean at Okee-
chobee High School in 2002 and
will continue to serve in that
capacity while taking on the
duties of head football coach.
Branham returned to Okee-


chobee and married a hometown
girl, who also works in the county
school system. He and his wife
Michelle (Hendrix) celebrated
their first anniversary on the day
that his selection as head football
coach was announced.
"This is my heritage," said
Branham. "I played OCRA foot-
ball from the time I was 8 years
old until I was 14. I then went into
Okeechobee High School deter-
mined to play for the Brahmans.
When I left to attend West Vir-
ginia State, I knew that one day I
was coming back.
"Now I've taken that next step
and have fulfilled a long-time
dream. Twenty years from now I
want to be like (retired OHS base-
ball coach) Tim Gillis and have
my number retired. I want to
spend my career here and retire
from OHS."
Branham was unruffled when
asked about his becoming a head
coach at a relatively young age.
"This is a small town," he said.
"I've heard the comments that
some people think I'm too young
to be a head football coach.
Okeechobee is a family oriented
town where everyone knows
everyone ahd I'm from here. No


matter how old I get, someone
will always look at me as the kid
that lived here and played ball for
the Brahmans. At 29-years old I'm
going into my eighth season of
coaching. I have worked with top
notch professional coaches at
West Virginia. Many were ex-NFL
players."
At the press conference, Bran-
ham named Tyrone Smith as the
assistant head coach. He is cur-
rently interviewing for other assis-'
tant coaches.
Branham explained some of
his plans for the team.
"We will run a similar offense
to what we've always used. Our
defense will change to a four-man
front. We've switched our
defense four times since I've been
back, and we need to stick with
one plan," he stated.
"I'm going to treat every child
exactly as I'd want my own child
treated. They will be disciplined
and will know exactly what I
expect from them. Right now, we
have zero starters. They will have
to earn the positions," he
explained. "We have between 30-
35 athletes coming to summer
conditioning workouts. That is
very encouraging. These players


will be in shape when fall comes
if they work all summer."
The Brahmans will travel to
Moore Haven for the season Kick-
off Classic on Aug. 19. Game time
is 7 p.m.
The rest of their 2005 schedule
is:
Aug. 26 Okee. vs. South Fork
(home) 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 02 Okee. vs. Avon Park
(away) 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 09 Okee. vs. Lake Placid
(home) 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 16 Okee. vs. John Car-
roll (away) 7 p.m.
Sept. 23 Okee. vs. LaBelle
(away)- 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 30 Okee. vs. Sebastian
River (home) 7:30 p.m. *District
game (4A District 13)
Oct. 07 Okee. vs. Sebring
(homecoming) 7:30 p.m.
Oc.t 14 Okee. vs. Fort Pierce
Westwood (home) 7:30 p.m.
*Senior Parent Night
Oct. 21 OPEN
Oct. 28 Okee. vs. Martin
County (away) 7 p.m. *District
game
Nov. 04 Okee. vs. Clewiston
(away) 7:30 p.m.


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Grid conditioning
program under way
Summer conditioning ses-
sions have begun at Okeechobee
High School for the Brahman
football team.
The sessions will be from 4
until 6 p.m. on Mondays, Tues-
days, Thursdays and Fridays
throughout the summer. Anyone
intending to try out for the foot-
ball team in the fall should attend
these conditioning sessions.
For information, call the Brah-
man field house at (863) 462-
5050 and leave a message and an
assistant coach will return the
call.
Sheriff's office
hosts golf tourney
The Crime Prevention Unit of
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office will host the second annu-
al Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers
golf tournament on July 16 at the
Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club.
The cost is $50 per player or.
$180 for a team of four. The event
will be a four-person, best-ball
scramble format, and will get
under way at 8 a.m. with a shot-
gun start.
Prizes will be awarded for
first, second and last place, clos-
est to the pin and longest drive.
Treasure Coast Harley David-
son will donate a Harley David-
son motorcycle for a hole-in-one.
Lunch will be provided imme-
diately 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 Thurs-
day evenings from 7 until 9 p.m.
(family night swim); Aug. 8 -
Oct. 30: Tuesday through. Friday
from 4 until 7 p.m., Saturday
from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Sunday
from 1 until 5 p.m. The pool is
not open during school hours.
When school is in session the
pool is used for physical educa-
tion and other school-related
activities. For information, con-
tact the pool office at (863) 467-
7667.

OCRA football
sign-ups planned
The Okeechobee Citizens
Recreation Association (OCRA)
will hold their fall football sign-
ups Aug. 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 cer-
tificate will also be required at
registration.
OCRA football is not associat-
ed with Pop Warner football.
The regular OCRA monthly
meeting will take place July 7 at
7:30 p.m. at Teen Town. The
public is invited.


YMS hosting
basketball camp
The next summer basketball
session at Yearling Middle School
will be July 11-15, from 8 a.m.
until 4 p.m. This session will be
for sixth- to eighth-grade stu-
dents.
The cost for either camp will
be $40 per camper.
For information contact YMS
at (863) 462-5056.
YMS to keep
gymnasium open
YMS will be offering open
gyms this summer.
On July 18, 20 and 22, they
gym will be open for girls volley-
ball from 3 until 5 p.m.; and,
boys basketball from 5 until 8
p.m.
There will also be an open
gym on July 18 for girls' basket-
ball from 1 until 3 p.m.
All students who are trying
out for teams next year or who
participate during open gyms
need to turn in a new physical.
For information contact YMS
at (863) 462-5056.
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
Campground. 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
Warner 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.
For information contact
James Shockley at (863) 634-
3482, Albion Crowell at (863)
697-2576 or Kristen Barker at
(863) 697-6073.
Senior softball
players are needed
Softball players 70 years old
and older are wanted to play on a
tournament team one weekend
a month.
They will play two games on
Saturday and two games on Sun-
day in different cities in the state.
The team is in need of outfielders
and infielders.
For information call Harry Bell
at (863) 382-0542.
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#89304 LAKE-ACCESS WATERFRONT DOU- '-' ;';" LAKE! Perfect for weekends, full-time residence, or
BLEWIDE WITH DARN NEAR EVERYTHING #89119 "FIXER UPPER" WITH FRONTAGE ON PRI- winter home! Situated with 80' of frontage on an Isles'
ON 2 WATERFRONT LOTS! Gated covered boa- VATE 15 ACRE LAKE! Always highly desirable Taylor 15-acre private lake! Nice views from screened patio,
tramp, 2 sheds, detached patio, seawalled, fenced, lots Creek Isles neighborhood! Two bedroom trailer with good fishing! Remodeled interiors, big addition,
of shady oaks! Delightful 2 bdrm/2 bath doublewide addition on palm-shaded lot with lakeside retainer wall! maple-finished cabinets! Full 2 bdrm/2 bath!
always nice to show! $225,000. HOT DEAL FOR INVESTORS AT JUST $94,500! SNATCH IT UP QUICK FOR JUST $109,900!


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'-.'x AA :--" NICE \IEl\ OF LITTLE LAKE FRIED\! #88720 BACK ON THE MARKET BUT IT WON'T BE
r88982 FANCY AS IT GETS! With extra-large Florida Contemporary "Park" model totals 2 bdrm/2 bath BACK LONG! Buyers' misfortune is your gain! Cozy
Room addition, has 2 bdrms/2 bath total on its own deed- with addition and carport! Fully furnished, water sof- palm-shaded 2 bdrm "Park" model with carport on your
ed lot in Ancient Oaks! Big carport, nicely furnished, high- tener, even includes golf cart! Close to community deeded lot in glorious Ancient Oaks! PRICED LIKE A
er quality appliances, water softner doesn't need a thing! heated pool in Ancient Oaks! SURE SELLER AT SPRINTER! IT WILL GO FAST AT JUST $62,000.
YOU WANT BETTER? BETTER LOOK AT $104,000! $115,000 HURRY!

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PLETED LAST YEAR! Never lived in, great south- 88989 IS THIS THE "CADILLAC" OF PARK MOD- #89274 3 BEDROOM/2 BATH "BLOCK HOME IN
east location for easier work commutes to south or ELS? With add-ons totals 2 bdrms/2 baths plus enclosed TOWN! Carage, attached carport, fence..i -.... ,.
to coast yet just minutes from downtown! Includes patio, carport! Great get-away from the Coast without dow awnings, glassed-in patio, all n. ,.:.r :.F. :,.
garage, master suite w/shower, all appliances! JUST spending a fortune! Community dock, boatramp & pool! Lennox central air & heat! Ceramic-tile 11i.. .. i.:.,
$189,500 TODAY! ON YOUR DEEDED LOT FOR $125,000! out! LOOK! ACT FAST AT JUST $189.5 I'







#89120 31-SITE LAKE-ACCESS WATERFRONT .:'2 P'FLIUT TilSl, l lTERFRONT ON \OLrR 5'IS-f I' ACRE l'RCELS RE Nfl TO CLOSE ON RIGHT
TRAILER PARK! All 26 existing trailers owned by ten- LIST! Covered boat slips for 2 with an electric hoist! NOW! OK ACRES is only 6 miles east of Downton
nants less owner worries! 5 other sites "made" vacant Boat equipment / workroom at dockside! Lots of Okeechobee! Easy drives to Coast areas! All parcels have
by hurricanes could be an advantage! INCLUDES 9 upgrades & remodeling inside home delightful paved road access! No "pre-selling" gimmicks! Seller
PLATTED WATERFRONT LOTS! $1,200,000! CALL screened patio! Extra big lot! GOOD PRICE AT JUST financing is available! PRICED FROM $220,000 UP TO
DON! $264,500! $300,000! ASK FOR DON RENFRANZ!

#89022: VACANT WATERFRONT LOT! Cleared, nice, sewall @ 96 Linda Rd. in Buckhead! Conforming house/dbl. wide OK! Asking $140,000
#89159: WATERFRONT LOT! For conforming house or doublewide @ 70 Linda Gardens Rd. in Buckhead! Has small wrecked structure to clear-off.
$100,000!
#89228 WATERFRONT LOT! Old hurricane wrecked trailer has been removed @ 14 9th St. in Buckhead! Conforming house/dbl. wide OK! $100,000.
#89024-25: LORIDA LOTS! Vacant, homes-only side-by-side 80x125' ea.! Paved road front @ 1841-49 Grey Oak Ln. Approx. 40 minutes NW of
Okeechobee! $18,000 Each!
#89201 4.5 ACRES IN OKEECHOBEE WITIH3UWY. Z8.7W. FRONTAGE! V-E-R-Y interesting parcel near trailer parks, restaurant, bar! Not far from
River! $450,000!
* 11+ ACRES CLOSE TO TOWN! Lot #1 @ OK Acres on NE 80th Ave. $3,00,000!
* 10 ACRES WITH B-I-G POLE BARN! Lot #16A OK Acres on NE 80th Ave. $253,000!
* 10 ACRES CLOSE TO TOWN! Lot #7 @ OK Acres on NE 80th Ave. $220,000!
* 10 ACRES EACH! GOOD PAVED ROAD FRONT! Lots #13, #15, #17 @ OK Acres directly fronting on paved NE 80th Ave. $253,000 EACH!
"These offering are subject to prior sale, errors, omission or withdrawal without notice. Information believed accurate, but not warranted."


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HOME IN TOWN! Carage, attached carport,
fenced backyard, window awnings, glassed-in
patio, all major appliances, Lennox central air
& heat! Ceramic-tiled floors throughout!


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with 80' of frontage on an Isles' 15-acre private lake! Nice views
from screened patio, good fishing! Remodeled interiors, big
addition, maple-finished cabinets! Full 2 bdrm/2 bath!
SNATCH IT UP QUICK FOR JUST $109,900!


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FRONT TRAILER PARK! All 26 existing trailers
owned by tenants less owner worries! 5 other
sites "made" vacant by hurricanes could be an
advantage! INCLUDES 9 PLATTED WATER-
FRONT LOTS! $1,200,000! CALL DON!


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dockside! Lots of upgrades & remodeling
inside home delightful screened patio! Extra
big lot! GOOD PRICE AT JUST $264,500!


* 12 ACRES CLOSE TO TOWN! Lot #1 @ OK ACRES on NE 80th Ave! $300,000.
* 10 ACRES WITH POLE BARN! Lot #16 @ OK ACRES on NE 80th Ave. $253,000!
* 10 ACRES CLOSE TO TOWN! Lot #7 @ OK ACREs on NE 80th Ave! $220,000!
* 10 ACRES EACH GOOD PAVED ROAD FRONTAGE! Lots #13, #15 & #17 @ OK ACRES
directly on NE 80th Ave. are superb lots going right back on market after contract fell-through!
$253,000 EACH!
* # 89024-25 LORIDA LOTS! Vacant homes-only side-by-side 80x125' lots located on paved road
at 1841-49 Grey Oak Ln! Approx. 40 minutes NW of Okeechobee! ONLY $18,000 EACH!
#89201 OVER 4 ACRES WITH HWY. 78 WEST FRONTAGE NEAR RIVER! Close to restau-
rants, bar, trailer parks and Okee-Tantie park! $450,000. CALL DON!


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yard. Call Dale Ann Watford for more information, $165,900. (#89251) ed. Call for more details or to see. $399,000. (#88788) community. Call Dale Ann Watford for more details.$275,000.(89042) two out buildings. Call me to see! $125,000. (# 88953)$449,000. (#89339)


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1999 custom built brick/CBS home on oversized lot
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ceilings thru-out, designer kitchen w/island, custom
cabinets w/roll out drawers. Secuded estate setting
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5.030 acres with 1989 SWMH, this is a "Fixer
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1986 frame home, 3Bd/2Ba, garage-workshop,
pole barn, 3 ponds, island gazebo w/bridge,
beautiful park-like lawn, property is fenced.
Mature citrus trees, pines, palms, & cypress. 1 car


Patricia Louise Goolsby
Lic. R.E. Broker
763-6068 Cell 634.5588
Kathy Lancaster
kathlynlancaster@netscape.net
467-6760 Cell 634-8676


RIVER RUN RESORT PHASE II $175,000,
2003 DWMH 4Bd/2Ba on 2 lots (114x100 total) con-
venient to town. Large family kitchen/dining, 4th
BD used as den, All BD's have walk-in closets, each


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1992 MH located on1 5.020 acres, 3Bd/2Ba, large
living room, 2 wooden decks, rose garden, 2 citrus
groves, pineapple grove, large stocked pond, ani-
mal pens (chicken & pig), garden spot, cul-de-sac,
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BASSWOOD -$36,000 u0.25 acres tor mobile home. Mobile home being removed, damaged during hurricanes. Great
Reduced for quick sale. Corner building lot on 33rd for east coast commuters. Seller says bring all offers. $29,900. (#89238)
Avenue. (#89070)
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home for entertaining! $399,000. #211. Call Lori 634-1457 Sharon
PRIME COMMERCIAL ACREAGE ON SE Hwy 441 (near Kings BRIGHT & CHEERY2/111 SWMH. 12x12 workshop, big carport,
Bay). 664 on HWY X 330 deep. Beautiful pond borders back side. completely fenced. $95,500 #205/88999. Call Ron 697-6221.
Perfect location for strip mall or apartments. #105 $595,000 Call CAREFREE LIVING ON FIVE BEAUTIFUL ACRES! Lvely CBS
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COTTAGES BY THE LAKE waterfront living, gated community fully stocked pond, circle dnve & 4 board fencing.Bring your hors-
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with lofts. TLA 1223-1800SF. Covered parking, Clubhouse. COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL 112 acre vintage solid frame
Preconstruction $193,750-$294,500 until 615/05. #203A call home uuilt in 1948 of lumber from a Bassinger homestead. New
John. roof and septic, 3/2 on SW 2nd Ave $275,000 #212B Call Jen
RANCHETTE & HOMES: 20 Acre Oak paradise. 5bd home, 3 634-6056.
mobile homes, 2 barns, lighted arena, bunk house, bath house, WATERFRONT INVESTMENT PROPERTY. Two 2/2 SWMH's
pavilion, arena, equipment shop. Great property for a retreat on one lot on canal in BHR. Short ride to lock. Good Condition
ReducedlMotivated! $749,000 #204 call Lod 634-1457. Shed, Airboat slip. $155,000 #225 Call Lon 634-1457
THIS IS THE HOME YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR. 3/2.com- HALF ACRE +/- in COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR on Hwy 441
pletely remodeled This 1248 SF home on 10 acres overlooks SE.2/2 SWMH, updated, new siding, shed, fenced. GREAT SITE
pond and pasture. $399,000 #213A Call Sharon 634-6241. FOR YOUR BUSINESS! $175,000 #228 Call Lod 634-1457.

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At the Movies
The following movies are now .
showing at the Brahman Theatres
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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 II "Batman Begins"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.nm. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "Herbie Fully
Loaded" (PG) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Center offers
service to children
The Family. Outreach Center at
Sacred Heart 701 S.W. Sixth St.
offers a service to youth and chil-
dren by giving free classes in
martial arts. The classes are cur-
rently taught four days a week on
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday,
from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Satur-
day from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Coast Guard Auxiliary
will make house calls
Did you know the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary makes house
calls? They will come to your
home to discuss' the required
safety equipment needed on
your boat. This service is free.
You will receive a cordial, inform-
ative and confidential boat
inspection. A vessel safety check
decal will be placed on boats that
meet all the requirements. Call
(863) 467-3085 to arrange a boat
check.

Club will
care for ferrets
The Okeechobee Ferret Club
and Rescue will take in unwant-
ed, abandoned and injured fer-
rets. For information, call (863)
763-4333.

Equipment, available
for the handicapped
American Legion Post 64, 501
S.E. Second St. has used handi-
capped equipment such as walk-
ers, portable toilets, crutches,
canes, etc. Anyone requiring the
use of such equipment is wel-
come to stop by the post and
pick out what they need. There is
no charge and anyone is wel-
come. This is not restricted to
veterans. Call the Post at (863)
763-2950.

Barbershoppers
looking to expand
The Just for Kicks barbershop
quartet group is looking for men
who like to sing. Tenors, bari-
tones, leads and basses are all
invited to join our grbup. We
practice on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at
the Okeechobee Health Care
Center, 1646 U.S. 441 N..Join us
in singing some old time songs
and community entertainment.
We are looking to expand our
group. Good clean fun and a
great sound are our objectives.
For information, call (863) 763-
0175 er (863) 467-6347.

Volunteers wanted
for hospital auxiliary
Would you like to make a dif-
ference in the lives of others?
Raulerson Hospital Auxiliary has
many opportunities of service for
adults seeking volunteer work.
Volunteer as little as four hours a
week or as many as 20 hours.
Morning or afternoon snlifts are
available. Many opportunities
currently exist and new ,pro-
: grams to begin soon. Please con-
tact the lobby desk at Raulerson
Hospital for a Volunteer Applica-
tion. For information, call ,863)
763-2151, ext. 3312. The hospi-
Stal's Volunteen Program (ages
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race, is seeking paper towels, old
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BASSET HOUND, Very ma-
ture, male, found Eagle Bay
Dr. Call to ID.
(863)634-2665


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BLACK PUPPY, Approx. 3
months old. Found near ABC
Liqueur on Hwy. 70E.
(863)467-5469
COCKATIEL- Grey w/orange
cheeks & yellow under-
feathers. Vic of 30th St.
(863)357-0875
PUPPY- Found in Basswood.
(772)360-7964 days
(863)634-3453 evenings.

COCKER SPANIEL- 11 yr old,
Male, Blind. Neutered
(863)357-4710 or
561-385-2624 Reward
LOST BULL MASTIFF Mandy
female, purple collar, 751bs.
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

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, fem.,
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, (863)763-3543.
Lots of free dogs, to good
homes only, all types.
(863)227-2600
MOBILE Free, you haul
(865)924-9228
PITBULL/CHIHUAHUA MIX
PUPPIES, 2/2 mo. old. Free to
good home. (863)467-4702
PIT/CURR PUPPIES (14) 6
weeks'old. Free to good
home. (863)675-2844
RABBIT White male, med
size, 2yrs old, very friendly.
Free to good home only
(863)357-6501
SHARPEI/CURR MIX, 11 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


OKEECHOBEE, Sat., 7/2, 7am
til ?, 2423 SE 30th St., Tay-
lor Creek Isles, tools, fishing
gear, electric canoe, motor-
cycle, knives & misc.




Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



A- SEMI DRIVER
CDL CLASS A REQUIRED.
DRIVE LOCAL, HOME
EVERYDAY GOOD PAY
(863)467-1717
DO NOT CALL
AFT. 3:30pm
Carpenters, Drywall Hangers
& Finishers needed.
Tools & trans. required.
Excellent Benefits package.
Immediate placement.
Top pay based on experience.
Work in Palm Beach County.
Call 561-304-4922 or
772-879-0510.
CRANE OPERATOR
Great benefits
(877)304-4100
DIESEL MECHANIC/HELPER
Wanted. Salary neg. based on
experience & tools. Call
863-357-2150.
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Mechanic's. Only serious
'self motivated need apply.1
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Record. Weekly travel I
required in FL. Paid travel
time, overtime Per diem,,
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Exp'd Office Person, knowl-
edge of Quick Books, recon-
ciliation, computer exp. &
phone edicate. Immediate
opening's. Call for appt.
Mon-Fri. (863)763-3309


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We are looking for an outgoing professional to:
review, investigate and analyze company claims.
The successful candidate should possess
a bachelor's degree or equivalent management
experience. The ability to handle multiple priorities
with an attention to detail, strong communication,
negotiation and organizational skills are required.
Competitive salary, benefits including 401 K.
Send resume to:
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Fax 863-763-7874, or apply in person at:
Walpole, Inc., 269 NW 9th Street


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(Computer Operators L-1)
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Clerical position in
Clewiston Environmental Health Office:
duties include computer network support,
must have working knowledge o
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Background screening/fingerprinting required.
Apply on line: https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com
or call Jim @ 863-674-4041 x154
for more details. EEO/AA


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


Okeechobee News

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 Okeechobee Newvs Is An Equal Opportunityi Employer



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 contactthe HR Dept. @863.902.4133, fax
863.902.4315, or dmelton(iasouthernqardens. com. SGC is
an equal opportunity employer.


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


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


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IElectrician:
.Service Electrician for
'Petroleum Industry,
ILocal work. Must have
Good driving record, DFWP
1Benefits, 401k, Pd hol & vac
Wilson's Petroleum
1(772)468-3689
Electricians needed!
$2,000 sign on bonus.
Tools & trans required.
Excellent Benefits package.
Immediate placement.
Top pay based on'experience.
Work from Vero to WPB.
Call 561-304-4922 or
772-879-0510.


GLAZER NEEDED
Apply in person @
1 9SW 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


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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 not required.
Lykes offers competitive wages, benefits, and paid holidays.
Interested applicants should come to the office listed below to
complete an application.


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Management Division
490 Buckhorn Road
Lorida, FL 33857


Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer
A Drug-Free Workplace Company M/F/D/V.

Southeast Milk Dairy Co-op
I Dispatch position. Experience I
i preferred. Will train energetic, detail
oriented person. Start at 30K-35K. Annual
* Increase, Paid Vacation, Christmas Bonus, &
I Holidays. 401 K, Profit Sharing & Medical.

Applications & Interviews
Monday Friday 7:30am to 5pm
I 9400 SE 126th Blvd, Okeechobee.
- Call Mike/David @ 800-598-6533
I.. .. .--

: Southeast Milk, Inc.
B o 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, 401 K, Profit
: Sharing & Medical.

Applications & Interviews
Monday-Friday
7:30am to 5pm
9400 SE 126th Blvd.
Call Mike 800-598-6533


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


Pharmacy Consultant
Pharmaceutical Services
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call (863) 357-2442 for more information
I
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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GULF HARVESTING, INC.

* LOOKING FOR A HARVESTING
I SUPERVISOR
2 TO 3 YEARS EXPERIENCE
I BILINGUAL A PLUS
* INTERESTED FAX RESUMES TO *
I 239-369-2267
financial


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

TRACTOR PARTS
COUNTER POSITION
FT Long Term
For Ag. Tractor Parts Sales.
Will Train
Benefits Available.
Thompson Tractor Co.
Orange Ave., Ft. Pierce.
(772)460-9040 ask for Brian



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CHILDCARE NEEDED- in my
home for 7yr old and 19 mo
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


Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




Professional Vending Route
and Equipment. Brand name
products, all sizes. Financing
available w/$7,500 Down.
(877) 843 8726
B02002-37).

Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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

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cessful people!

Miscelanos


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


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 :i-,-.
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



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



WINDOWS (6) Double hung
aluminum w/ screens $150
for all or will separate
(863)357-8788


Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & '86 Michael Jordan
Card, $1500 for all. Call
(863)763-8943
PORCH ROCKER- Old, Alumi-
num & wood. With redwood
finish. $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
LOVE SEAT almost new, ex-
cellent condition, tan floral
$200 (863)635-4690
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.


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Merchandise


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 51 D
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520'
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 5303
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets. Rugs 550)
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware. Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer Video 580
Crafts. Supplies 585
Cruises 59,'
Drapes, Lnens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/'Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies'
Equipment 665
Pets'Supplies,
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 695
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 6'95
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television 'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Tos & Games 730
V Ro 735
Wanted to Buy 740


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 foi 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.

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CLUB CAR, '97- Exc cond..
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO GOLF CART 1984,
Complete rebuilt engine.
Good condition. $2000.
(863)692-2229.
EASY GO Good cond. good
.battery & charge. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
GOLF CART- Lincoln Town-
car, Good cond. Lights & ra-
dio $1200. Or best offer,
763-4149 or 561-758-4337
WORK CART- 4 seater, bed w/
lift gate, 36V charger, work
or pleasure. Good condition,
$925. (863)697-2033.


SPRINGFIELD XD40- With
holster. $500.
(863)634-7123
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



DIRT DEVIL MOP-VAC
New in box, will sacrifice
for only $40. Firm, Cleaning
Made Easy! (863)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


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


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HOSPITAL BED- Invacare,
electric, new matt, plus air
matt w/pump incld. $900
neg. (863)655-3436.
PowerChair, Golden Alante,
like new, $1000 or best of-
fer. (863)610-1055
WHEEL CHAIR CARRIER,
Heavy Duty, Tilt & Ramp.
$350 (863)467-1761
Miscelaeou055


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
4/2 ft long, w/aquarium. $75
or best offer (239)867-1558
FINCHES- (5) hand fed, $30
QUAKERS (2) $170 for both,
will 'sell separate.
(863)673-2483.
JACK RUSSELL Female.
$100. (863)357-2494.
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,
RABBIT in cage, house trained
$25 (863)635-4690
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


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



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



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 Feed.Products B10
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies.'
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 865



APPALOOSA GELDING, broke,
asking $800 or best offer.
(772)201-7633
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,
16%/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 mis. 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)675-296t
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. Will Deliver
(863)357-6202
RIDING MOWER- 12HP, with
rass 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
How fast can your car
go? It can go even
faster when you sell it
in the classilieds



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


Ft. Drum Area, COUNTRY
HOME: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba. Pets
welcome. $1200 mo. +
sec. (772)4F/-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


Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos'/
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080






BEST Location Ever! 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. $210K 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 $1 90K (305)673-1940
LOT FOR SALE:
Basswood Estates
Approx. 1/4 acre. $26,500.
By owner. (407)973-6503


Mobile Homes |



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



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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 mo 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, 3/11/2 on water
in BHR, w/lake access, 1g.
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 3005
Campers.,RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscelaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035



AIR BOAT '00- 13ftfbrgls, Big
0 Hull w/ polymer btm, 160
Lycoming. 232 hrs, Great
cond.$7000 (863)673-1068
ALUM. V BOTTOM- Chrysler,
14', 25HP Merr nsrr n-
chor & 2 larj.-,. jalvri,
trailer$1495 302-4 --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
O/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 trir, $4000 or
best offer. (863)357-4595
Ron.
COBRA 15 Ft., F/F, D/F, 80 hp
Mercury 0/B. w/trailer.
$1800 (706)578-2053
FIBERCRAFT 18ft w/115
Evinrude, fish finder, live
well, Bimini top. Needs work
$1100(863)357-1796
JON BOAT- New Lund 14ft,
with trailer, $1800 or best
offer. (863)467-8161.
MERCURY '01, 25 HP, electric
start, O/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
MONARCH ALUM BOAT, 15'-
Front platform 30HP Evin-
rude, tiller trir, $1800 neg.
(863)697-2969.
MSG CAREFREE 14Ft. Boat
w/Johnson 35 hp., Bimini Top
CD Stereo & Trailer. Excellent
cond. $2100 (561)644-1596


CAMPER- '98, fits Ford Rang-
er PU, low top, fiberglass,
$300. (863)824-8749.
HUNTING CAMPER- 28' pull
behind. $1000. Or best offer
(863)634-4202
SCHOOL BUS CAMPER: $300
(706)578-2053
WILL TRADE- Mobile w/LG.
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, pwr.
trim & tilt. Oil Injected. Under
2.5 hrs. $2500 863-697-3161
PLASTIC GAS TANK- 28 gal.
reat for generator, boat, etc.
50(863)697-6812


SUZUKI NINJA, '86- tune up,
strong running bike, looks
good,' $2000.
(863)467-1704/634-5833.
YAMAHA TW 200 Dual Sport,
with trailer hitch carrier, ex-
cellent cond., $1800.
(863)467-0085



GO CART, 2 Seater, 5.5 hp, en-
gine. $350 or best offer.
(863)227-2600
HONDA 185S, '83 & SUZUKI
LT50, '87- run good, need
TLC,$1000 (863)357-1576
or (954)275-8111.
HONDA TRX 125 w/Reverse,
Electric Start, New Piston.
$400 (863)357-2549


YAMAHA PW80, '95- runs
good, $350. (863)357-1960
or (863)634-5402.
Automobiles




Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted -1010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars ri 7)
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4010
Parts Repairs 4C045
Pickup Trucks 4010
Sport Utility 40155
Tractor Trailers 40W0
Utility Trailers 4165
Vans 41070



CADILLAC DEVILLE, '88, a/c,
cloth top, rear tire, runs
great, 91k, $2100 or best
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, asking
$600. (863)612-0657.
CORVETTE- '85, excellent
condition, strong running,
$9500. (863)357-4595 Ron
DODGE INTREPID, '99, exc.
cond., multiple CD player,
$4150. Contact Bill McDo-
nald (863)635-1169 or
(863)679-0110
FORD MUSTANG 86, 4 cyl., 5
spd. Runs well. w/spare parts
& spare engine. $2000 all, will
sep. (863)634-3070
FORD TAURUS, '8_7 no air,
auto, new tires, low miles,
rebuilt mtr, new batt, $700
neg. (863)763-6396
HONDA CIVIC, '92- good con-
dition, nepds 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
LINCOLN TOWN CAR- '91,
Runs good. Needs shocks.
$1000. (863)763-3822




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
OLD'S CUTLASS SUPREME
'96, Loaded. $3500. or best
offer. (863)599-120Q9,
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME 1996, Black, A/n,
CD. Runs good. $200 6
(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.


OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
Request for Oualifications / Proposals
The Okeechobee Utility Authority (OJA) 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 fax 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 ON0 6/30-7/6/05


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



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.


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
atrick
TAILLIGHTS, for 1994-1998
Chevy Cavalier, $50 or best
offer. (863)697-9154
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
VW FOX ,'88- mainly parts, no
frame, $300.
(863)824-8749.


TOW HITCH frame mounted
Draw Tite, fdr full size Ford
truck or SUV $40
(863)697-6812
TRANSMISSION, Rebuilt,
2000 /2 Ton 2 wd. Pickup
Truck. $400 or best offer.
(863)467-8856
WHEELS & TIRES from '04
Expedition, 18", 6 lug, $500
or best offer (863)675-8356


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
DODGE RAM CHARGER'85
$800 (863)634-3896

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.

NISSAN P/U '92
Good condition, low miles,
$3000 (863)634-3896
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
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


Community Events


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.

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

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

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

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


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

Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott Ave.,
is open again. It is located in the back parking lot of the church. The
temporary gray box is stocked and ready for anyone who needs food.
All you need is an I.D. The hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon.


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

New historical mugs on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society has a new shipment of historical
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 Okeechobee"
which sells for $4.


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