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Okeec obee News


Vol. 96 No. 185


In Brief

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

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Drought Index
Current: 44
Source: Florida Division
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Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.11 feet

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

Index
Classifieds ...... .9-11
Comics ........... .8
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ... ..... ..9
Obituaries ......... .3
Opinion ......... .4.
Speak Out ......... 4
Sports .............7
TV ...............10
Weather ............ 2
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On July 6, county officials will host an open house for the new Okeechobee County
Judicial Complex.

Courthouse opens for publicttottrs
By Pete Gawda
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On July 6, the entire new
80,000 square foot, $14 million
Okeechobee County Judicial
Complex, located at 312 N.W
Third. St., will be open to the pub-
lic for the first time. Public tours
will be conducted on that date.
After the building is operational,
certain areas will be off limits to
the public for security reasons.
"This will really be an historic
event for the county," noted
County Administrator George
Long.
Members of the sheriff's office
will conduct groups through the
building. Representatives from
each government entity housed
in the facility will be on hand to
show off their new working
spaces
The new facility will be the
third courthouse the county has
ever had.
Upon the formation of the
county in 1917, according to
"Strolling Down Country Roads"
by lwila Valentine and Betty
Chandler Williamson, the 0. 0.
Davis building served as the first
county courthouse. The building
was located on West South Park
Street at the corner o( S.W. Third
Avenue where the Village Square
Restaurant is today. The county
paid $50 a month for use of the
building.
The present courthouse was
completed in 1926 and included
the latest architectural features of
the day. Since it was built long
before air conditioning, it was


This sign marks the entrance to the new 80,000 square
foot Okeechobee County Judicial Complex.


designed to take advantage of
natural breezes. Ventilation was
provided in the main courtroom
by large wooden casement won-
dows on two sides. In addition,
three sides of the courtroom are
shaded by an arcaded porch.
Through the years many
important events took place in
that building including the 1947
organizational meeting in of what
is now the South Florida Water
Management District.
In time, who know what his-
toric events will take place in the
new facility?
The entrance of the new
courthouse is designed to copy
the architectural style of the old
courthouse.
Enhanced security is one of
the features of the new court-


house. Security cameras are
everywhere. Everyone entering
the front entrance of the building
must pass through a metal detec-
tor. Judges use a magnetized card
to open the gate of their parking
area in the rear of the building.
They can then take a private ele-
vator to their third floor offices
and courtrooms.
Most of the first floor will be
occupied by employees of the
clerk of the courts. People doing
business with the clerk's office
-can go to one of three counters
and talk with employees through
a glass partition. As with many
areas of the courthouse, a mag-
netized card is required to enter
the clerk's office space.

See Complex Page 2


City to discuss


solid waste


disposal rates
By Audrey Blackwell Fees are assessed to home
Okeechobee News owners through their annua


The City. of Okeechobee
council members will hold a
public hearing before taking a
vote on several measures Tues-
day night when they meet at 6
p.m. at City Hail.
First on the agenda is a pre-
liminary rate resolution relating
to solid waste collection and dis-
posal services. The next item is a
resolution that also relates to the-
provision of solid waste collec-
tion and disposal services and
includes adopting a schedule of
rates.
.., The,,proposed-rates do not
appear to reflect a rate increase
to customers but may lead to an
increase of about $30,000 to the
company providing the service.
It is estimated that fees assessed
to new homeowners will make
up the increase.


property tax bill and are billed by
the county for a fee to the city,
according to Mayor James Kirk.
He said the city used to pay the
Okeechobee Utility Authority for
billing customers and saved
about $16,000 a year by chang-
ing to the county.
"The county was already
doing iat way, and we said
why aren't we doing it (billing on
the tax bill) that way. It is a lot
cheaper," he said.
The resolutions call for
$137.16 per unit to be levied for
six years and a total annual rev-
enue to be collected by the
assessment of $264,444.48 for
the same time frame. However,
the exact figures will not be final-
ized until October.
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Homebuyer classes
held each Wednesday
OKEECHOBEE -- The USDA,
rural housing service, car) now
loan up to $141,000 for housing
mortgages for very low and low-
income applicants.
For prequalification for this
loan, call (863) 763-3345 to
reserve your seat for one of our
homebuyer classes.
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.
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Rates
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A third public hearing and vot-
ing will be held regarding a Future
Land Use Map amendment submit-
ted by Brad Goodbread on behalf
of George Goodbread. The city's
Land Planning Agency is recom-
mending a small-scale amendment
to the Future Land Use Element of
the city's comprehensive plan for
property Mr. George Goodbread
owns. The ordinance No. 899
would change a tract of land at 110
N.E. 12th St. from commercial to
multi-family.
The city council will set July 19
as a final public hearing date for
proposed Ordinance No. 901 and
hold a first reading on George
Goodbread's rezoning petition. The
ordinance would amend the official
zoning map of the city by rezoning
a tract of land from commercial to
multiple family. The owner wants
to build an apartment complex at
110 N.E. 12th St.


Complex
Continued From Page 1
Cards can be processed to give a
person access to one door or many
doors.
The rounded structures on each
corner of the building house stair-
wells.
The rear of the first floor will be
used for maintenance, storage and
holding cells for prisoners. An area
for monitoring all the security cam-
eras is also located at the rear of thd
first floor. In addition, there is a
loading dock to unload supplies as
well as a sallyport for unloading
prisoners.
From the detention area, prison-
ers can take one of two elevators to
holding cells adjacent to the third
floor courtrooms.
In the event of power failure, a
1,000-kilowatt generator, located


Ordinance No. 898 would
amend Ordinance No. 716 to create
an exception in industrial zoning
categories related to height restric-
tions in the city's commerce park.
The ordinance states that all struc-
tures in the park shall have a maxi-
mum height of 45 feet and that any
higher structures shall be permitted
only by special exception.
The council will set a final hear-
ing date of July 19 as a final public
hearing date for a proposed ordi-
nance submitted by David and
Anita Nunez to rezone a section of
land in the Taylor Creek area from
holding to residential single family
to develop the land. The council
will vote on the first reading of the
proposed Ordinance No. 901.
A five-year employment service
award will be given to Marvin
Roberts.
The council will authorize City
Attorney John Cook to prepare a
resolution recognizing the City Fire
Department as a member of the
International Association of Fire
Fighters.


behind the building will automati-
cally come on line in 10 to 15 sec-
onds.
The second floor will house
offices for the state attorney and
public defenders. Once again, the
state attorney's area can be
accessed only by a magnetic card.
To allow for expansion, there
are two large unfinished areas on
the second floor. At one time, Okee-
chobee County commissioners
considered using this area for a
meeting room and county adminis-
trator's offices while the old court-
house was being remodeled. How-
ever, they decided that option
would be too expensive.
The third floor houses four
courtrooms. To the rear of the third
floor, away from public access are
the judges' offices.
The east end of the third floor
houses the jury selection area, a
room with two rows of wooden
benches resembling a church.


Community Event

Children's Services Council aids families
Okeechobee County Children's Services Council has
announced that with the donation of funds from Everglades
Elementary School, which were matched by the council, 14
families with 48 children were helped. The families faced a
great deal of destruction during the hurricanes. Many of the
children lost all of their clothing and toys because the roofs of
their homes were tom off by the heavy winds. The council also
received funds from an anonymous donor and Seminole Ele-
mentary School donated a check that they received from chil-
dren in Minnesota. The additional monies granted several fami-
lies assistance after the original funds were depleted. Thanks to
all the assistance from the children and families of Okee-
chobee. Other families who still requested assistance were
referred to the Red Cross.



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FMEA has a "dozen hurricane season tips"


TALLAHASSEE The Florida
Municipal Electric Association
(FMEA) today released its "One
Dozen Hurricane Season Tips."
The list outlines important safety
tips that Floridians can follow
before, during and after a hurricane
hits, including several tips that are
commonly overlooked. A graphic
version of the list is available at
www.publicpower.comlhurri-
canetoolkit.html.
FMEA and the 33 municipal elec-
tric utilities it represents used insight
gained during the unprecedented
2004 hurricane season to develop
the helpful tips. With many of the
state's hardest hit areas served by
municipal electric utilities, FMEA
and its members mobilized to
restore power quickly and safely to
more than two million people.
One Dozen Hurricane Season
Tips
1. Following a power outage,
unplug all of your large appliances
and electronics to prevent power
, surges when electricity is restored,
which can often damage equip-
ment and create fire hazards.
2. Remember the "three don't"
when using generators: don't run a
generator in the house; don't run a
generator in the garage; and, don't
plug the generator directly into your
home's main electrical system. The
first two can lead to asphyxiation


and the third can send an electrical
charge back into the power grid,
posing an electrocution hazard to
utility workers.
3. If your home is flooded, turn
off your electrical power until a pro-
fessional inspects it thoroughly.
4. If you smell gas, evacuate
immediately and contact your gas
company's emergency number.
5. Make sure that you have cur-
rent identification. You may have to
pass through identification check
points before being allowed access
to your home or neighborhood.
6. After the storm, check to see if
your home's weatherhead is dam-
aged it is located above the elec-
tric meter. Utility workers cannot
reconnect service if this piece of
equipment which is the home-
owner's responsibility is dam-
aged. If your weatherhead needs
repair, please contact a licensed
electrician.
7. Utilities often cannot respond
to customers with special needs
during or immediately after a
storm. When warned of an incom-
ing storm, make an early decision
to evacuate people with special
needs. Know the location of special
needs shelters in case you are
unable to evacuate. If you or some-
one in your family has special elec-
trical medical equipment needs,
notify your electric utility prior to a


Glades County Round-Up


Fourth of July
gala planned
VFW Post 9528, in Buckhead
Ridge, is sponsoring the annual
Fourth of July celebration, to be
held at the VFW location, 2002,
Hw' 78. Pork roast, baked beans,
cole slaw, and potato salad will be
served from 12:30 p.m., until 3
p.m. Music will be available from
1:30 p.m., until 4:30 p.m., with
karaoke by Deborah. Games, such
as washer pitch, shuffleboard, and
billiards will also be available, as
well as a cake auction. All proceeds
are to benefit Hospice. Call Com-
mander John Patent at (863) 467-
2882, for more information.

Lions Club
slates meetings
The Moore Haven Lions Club
has begun its summer schedule.
The next two meetings will be
Tuesday, July 12 and Tuesday, Aug.
9. Thereafter, in September, the
regular schedule of meetings on
the second and fourth Tuesday of
each month will resume. All meet-
ings will have linnerand are at the
American Legion Hall in Moore
Haven starting at 5:30 p.m. For
questions, please contact Kirby
Sullivan at (863) 946-2556.

Economic Council
schedules meetings
The Glades County Economic
Development Council normally.
meets the first Monday of the
month at 6:15 p.m. in the confer-
ence room at Glades Electric Coop-
erative. If you are not a member,
please contact the EDC about join-
ing. If you are a member, please
plan to attend the meetings. As the
Main Street effort, and other initia-
tives move forward, we will need a
host of knowledgeable volunteers
to serve on various committees and
we encourage your participation.

Flea Market to
offer free spaces
Moore Haven flea market will
re-open and will be offering their
spaces for free to sell your stuff. For
more information, call (863) 227-
6173 or (863) 946-0037 ask for
Ricardo.
Family Caregiver
support groups
June topic is Social Security
Medication Program Information
and Answer Session. Come to a
free informatioR session given by a
Social Security Administration rep-
resentative with real facts about the
upcoming Medicare prescription


drug program on Wednesday,
June 29 at 4 p.m. at the Moore
Haven Senior Center
(863) 946-1821 in Moore
Haven.
Free services
to help elders
Insurance counseling with a
trained SHINE (Seniors Helping
with Insurance Needs of Elders)
counselor is available every
Wednesday morning free of
charge at Nobles Center and in
Moore Haven at Senior Connec-
tions offices. Call 675-1446 to make
an appointment.
Post disaster help
for older adults
Disaster funds are still available
to help older adults living in
Hendry and Glades Counties who
continue to need assistance with
such issues as roof repair, debris
removal, insurance deductibles,
appliance repair or replacement,
chore work, etc. Elders in need of
help due to the hurricanes of last
summer can speak with a specially
trained outreach worker in Clewis-
ton (863) 983-7088 Monday Fri-
day.
Exercise classes
are available
Nobles Senior Center exercise
classes meet M-W-F at 9 a.m.
Come and join this lively group for
better health.
School district
offers GED classes
The Glades County School Dis-
trict is offering GED prep classes at
Moore Haven High School (room
26-003) for adults who wish to
obtain their GED. Classes are on
Tuesday and Thursday nights from
6-8 p.m. You may register the night
of the classes. If you have any ques-
tions you may call Scott Bass at
(863) 946-0202 ext. 13.
GAL program
needs volunteers,
The Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)
Program needs volunteers to repre-
sent the best interests of abused,
abandoned and neglected children
before the court, social service
agencies and the community. No
special educational degree is
required. Guardians need to be
someone with common sense,
good judgment and a commitment
to helping a child. Attendance at
three training sessions held in Fort
Myers is required. Please contact
Kelie Hedrick at: (239) 461-4360 or
(800) 269-6210 for more informa-


storm's arrival.
8. Visit www.FloridaDisaster.org
to determine your hurricane evacu-
ation route.
9. Capture water in your water
heater by turning off power to the
unit and closing the water valves. If
you lose water pressure, you will
have about 40 gallons of fresh
water stored in the tank. Store addi-
tional water in your bathtub and fill
the washing machine with water.
This water supply can be used for
cleaning or to operate your toilet.
1 10. Clear your patio and yard of
lawn furniture, toys, potted plants,
and other debris that could blow
around in high winds and cause
damage or injury.
11. Prior to the storm, identify
the places around your home
where to shut off your gas, water
and electricity. In an emergency,
you'll want to be able to turn them
off quickly.
12. Create a hurricane survival
kit that includes: first aid supplies;
water; batteries; flashlights; battery
powered radio; manual can open-
er; prescriptions; baby food and
diapers; pet food; canned foods;
cash; tarps; rope; bleach; trash
bags; charcoal or-gas grill with
plenty of fuel; wooden kitchen
matches; and, a portable cooler.
Don't forget a hardwire phone.
Cordless phones will not work dur-


tion, and to reserve your space for
training.
American Legion
now having bingo
Moore Haven American Legion
Post 299 is now having bingo, Sat-
urday nights at 6 p.m. Hamburgers,
drinks and dessert will be provided
at a minimal cost.
Help stop
the violence
The Hendry and Glades Domes-
tic and Sexual Violence Council's
mission is to increase community
awareness about domestic and
sexual violence and victim safety
by providing services, referrals and
education relating to the affects of
domestic/sexual violence in our
community. The meetings rotate
between LaBelle, Clewiston and
Moore Haven. To get involved in
the council or for information
about meeting dates and times,
please call Abuse Council and
Treatment, Inc.'s Rural Extension
(REACT): (863) 674-1811 8:30
a.m.-5 p.m. to speak with anradvo-
cate.
Moose Lodge
slates activities
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W. in Buckhead Ridge. Regular
bingo is played Tuesdays, at 12:30
p.m. Lunch is available each day.
Members and qualified guests may
play. Wednesday feature an Italian
dinner or alternate entree from 5
until 7:15 p.m. and Saturday's din-
ner is from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Music
for dancing starts at 7:30 p.m. Call
the lodge to see who is playing.
Sunday morning breakfast is
served from 8-10:15 a.m.
VFW Post #9528
slates activities
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 Hwy. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For more information call
(863) 467-2882. Post hours are
from noon until 8 p.m. daily.
Wednesday is Ladies Auxiliary din-
ner from 5:30-7 p.m., and the cost
is $5. Every Thursday, the post has
bar bingo at 12:45 p.m. Lunch will
be available. Every Friday a steak
dinner with baked potato, salad
and rolls are served from 5:30-7
p.m. with a $9 donation. Dancing.
immediately follows the dinner.
All games and special events
are shown on three televisions.
The game room has a regulation-
size pool table. Post meetings are
held on the second and fourth Sat-
urday of the month, beginning at
10 a.m. Commander Albert Crank
is available at 467-2882.


Obituary


Wilma Joyce Palomar
Wilma Joyce Palomar, age 50,
died on July 2, 2005, at her resi-
dence. She was born Sept. 9,
1954, in Thompkinsville Ky., the
daughter of Stanley and Shirley
Payne. Mrs. Palomar was a home-
maker and came to Okeechobee
from Thompkinsville Ky., in 1974.
Survivors include: her hus-
band, Jose Palomar; daughters,
Tammy Thomas and Amy Palo-
mar; son, Jose Palomar, Jr.;
mother, Shirley Payne of Thomp-
kinsville, Ky.; sisters, Bonnie
Payne and Diane Olivarez of
Oke.echobee, Pamela Goldbald
of Ocala, Anita Edwards of Glas-
gow, Ky. and Loretta Ross of
Tompkinsville, Ky.; brother,
Danny Payne of Okeechobee;
and, two grandchildren also sur-
vive her.
Visitation will be on Tuesday,
July 5, 2005, from 4 until 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be held


on Wednesday, July 6, 2005, at 10
a.m., with Father Edward Weiss
officiating.
Interment will take place at
Evergreen Cemetery in Okee-


chobee.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory.


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ing a power outage.
"After last year's devastation we
know how important preparation
for a storm can be, as well as using
caution during and after," said
Barry Moline, executive director of
FMEA. "We strongly encourage
Floridians to use these tips. They
will help protect the lives of loved
ones and make life a little easier to
bear if a hurricane strikes again."
FMEA's extraordinary efforts in
the aftermath of last year's four
Florida hurricanes provided a
showcase for the emergency
response of municipal electric utili-
ties both large and small. Utilizing
the network of 32 Florida municipal
utilities (now 33 with the June 1,
2005, addition of the City of Winter
Park), FMEA members worked
together to help one another
rebuild their local electric systems
and restore power quickly and effi-
ciently.
About FMEA: The Florida
Municipal Electric Association
(FMEA) represents the unified inter-
ests of 33 public power communi-
ties across the state, which provide
electricity to more than two million
of Florida's residential and business
consumers.


Courtesy photo/John Gallagher, TIBC
In appreciation
Donna McClanahan received a bouquet for her service
as Vacation Bible School director at Treasure Island Bap-
tist Church.


IRCC'S automotive program


open house will be July 12


One out of every 10 jobs in
the United States is dependent
,on the automotive industry. No
other industry 'is linked to so
much manufacturing or gener-
ates more retail business and
employment, according to the
Alliance of Automobile Manu-
facturers.
Find out how you can be a
part of this growing field with
training at Indian River Commu-
nity College by attending an
open house on Tuesday, July 12
at 7 p.m. The open house will be
held on the main campus in Fort
Pierce, B Building 111.
Students interested in the
automotive industry may
choose a degree program in
Automotive Service Manage-
ment Technology or a vocation-
al program offering on the job
training and Automotive Service
Excellence (ASE) certifications.
Today, more training does equal
better job opportunities. Nation-
wide, there, are 12,000-15,000
.aitodmotive technicians needed.
According to-gr'ctt O'Keefe,
service director 'at Charlie's
Automotive Group, Ft. Pierce,
"Bringing in young trainees is.


very important to service opera-
tions. With the tremendous
growth in our community, the
need for trained automotive pro-
fessionals has never been
greater. We currently employ
students from the IRCC program
at all of the Charlie's dealer-
ships."
In the Automotive Service
Technology Program students
receive a thorough foundation
in all aspects of automotive serv-
ices and maintenance. IRCC's
program is certified in all eight
National Institute of Automotive
Service Excellence (ASE), cate-
gories and provides essential
training in both the theory and
service of today's automotive
systems and components.
The 1800 clock hour, Auto-
motive Service Technology
training is an open-entry pro-
gram meaning you may start the
program at anytime. The pro-
gram prepares students for
employment and/or specialized
training in the automotive indus-
try.
. The program also offers sup-
plemental straining for.persons
currently in or previously


employed in the automotive
industry.
The July 12 open house is an
opportunity to learn more about
the automotive programs
offered at IRCC. The Main Cam-
pus in Ft. Pierce headquarters
the degree program and the
technician program is also
offered at Martin County High
School in Stuart. Registration for
fall classes begins July 11 with
classes beginning August 24.
For classes, college offerings,
career advancement, personal
enrichment or university trans-
fer programs, please visit the
IRCC campus nearest you for
more information. The main.
campus is located at 3209 Vir-
ginia Avenue, Fort Pierce; St.
Lucie West Campus, 500 N.W.
California Blvd., Port St. Lucie;
Chastain Campus, 2400 S.E.
Salerno Road, Stuart; Mueller
Campus, 6155 College Lane,
Vero Beach; or Dixon Henry
Campus, 2229 N.W 9th Avenue,
Okeechobee. Go for it at IRCC!
Phone the information call cen-
ter at 1-866-866-4722 (IRCC) or
visit the college website ircc.edu


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Community Events

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

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

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

Church offering 12-step program
Resurrection Life Church, 1803 S.W. Third Ave., will be con-
ducting a Christ centered 12-step program called "Stepping
into Freedom". This study applies to any life controlling prob-
lem that masters a person's life. The program will be for men
and will start Friday, July 15, and meet on Friday evenings at 7
p.m. for 12 weeks. These classes are free but workbooks will
be available for purchase. For information and to register, call
(863) 763-7770.

Peace Lutheran plans vacation Bible school
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W 23rd Lane, presents Cele-
bration 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 preschool through fifth grade. Call the
church office at (863) 763-5042 to pre-register of for informa-
tion.

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

Dates for fall bazaar announced
The annual Fall Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show and Sale spon-
sored by Xi Nu Sigma, the Avon Park Chapter of Beta Sigma
Phi, is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, at Donaldson Park in
Avon Park. Proceeds from this fundraiser are used throughout
the year for community projects. Past proceeds have been
used to purchase canned goods and blankets for thle 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
applications for the 2005/06 school year. Children turning 3 on or
before Sept. 1, but not yet eligible for kindergarten, may apply at
Northside Headstart, 1798 N.W. Ninth Ave. For appointments, call
Sheryl Heater at (863) 357-8677 or Antonia Nunez at (863) 357-
2242. Headstart opens as early as 7 a.m. Qualifying children may
stay as late as 5:30 p.m.

History Center closes for summer
The Okeechobee Family History Center of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W Sixth St., will be closed from
May 2 until Aug. 31. They will reopen on 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. During hours the center is closed call (863)
467-5261, or (863) 357-7711. '

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





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Travel precautions
Summer has officially begun.
The temperature is rising, kids are
celebrating their newfound free-
dom and many families are gear-
ing up for a vacation via the great
American highway.
Whether it's a cross-country
trip or a short jaunt to the beach,
the number of people traveling by
car is expected to increase this
summer to record-breaking lev-
els, despite the surging gas prices.
Americans will take an estimated
328 million vacation trips at least
50 miles from home, which is up
2.3 percent from last year.
Don't let an unwanted traffic
crash turn your summer fun into a
summer to forget. Wherever your
travels may take you, prepare in
advance and abide by all the traf-
fic laws to ensure a safe arrival.
Keep in mind that laws, roadways
and conditions vary from state to
state, and high-stress driving situ-
ations can be compounded by
navigating unknown streets with
a car full of anxious children or
rowdy friends.
Here are a few simple travel
precautions that will ensure your
summer doesn't turn into a bum-
mer:
Remember the three major
traffic offenses that can help you
get into a motor vehicle crash:
driving while intoxicated, speed-
ing and not wearing a seat belt.
While summer may entice you to
let your inhibitions down, don't
put lives at risk by disobeying the
traffic laws. Never drink and drive.
Obey all speed limits. And, always
wear a seat belt.
Designate a driver. If you
plan to consume alcohol while on
vacation, appoint a sober driver,
and never drive under the influ-
ence of alcohol or drugs.
Obey the speed limit.
Approximately one-third of all
fatalities that occurred in motor
vehicle traffic crashes in 2002
were speed related. Slowing
down not only saves lives, but it


also saves gas. Gas mileage
begins to decrease at speeds
above 60 mph.
Study the traffic laws in your
chosen vacation area. Many states
have varying seat belt, curfew or
other laws that may not exist in
your hometown. And, no matter
what the local law, always wear
your seat belt and make sure all
passengers in the vehicle do the
same.
Be aware of your surround-
ings and lookout for traffic signs.
Often times, drivers in unfamiliar
areas will be oblivious to
approaching traffic signs or stop-
lights, and this can lead to crash-
es.
Map out the entire travel
route before leaving home. Pre-
pare easy to read directions, elimi-
nating the need for messy folded
maps while driving.
Only drive when well rested.
Every year, at least 100,000 auto-
mobile crashes, 40,000 injuries
and 1,550 fatalities result from
sober drivers who fall asleep at
the wheel.
Be prepared for emergen-
cies. Make sure a spare tire is
handy and functional, carry a cel-
lular phone and prepare a road-
side assistance kit that includes a
flashlight, tools and a comfortable
pair of walking shoes, in case of a
lengthy hike to the nearest gas sta-
tion.
Always practice safe driving
techniques -- minimize distrac-
tions such as loud radios, cell
phones and eating while driving.
Don't let a preventable motor
vehicle crash turn your summer
into a bummer! Driving safely and
obeying all traffic laws will put
you on the road to a fun-filled and
safe summer.
For more tips about staying
safe on the roadways this sum-
mer, visit www.nhtsa.dot.gov.
TenySchiavone,
regional administrator
National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration
Southeast Region


Community Events

July 4th festivities planned
A rodeo, as well as a fireworks show, have been planned to
help area residents celebrate the Fourth of July. At 2 p.m. on
July 4, the Josiah Johns Memorial PRCA Rodeo will be held at
Brighton Reservation, located on S.R. 721. Later, the Okee-
chobee Jaycess will host a fireworks show at Okee-Tantie
Campground and Marina, located at 10430 S.R. 78 W. The
show is slated to start f'9"15 p.m. A $3 donation will be col-
lected at thigAte, which willbe used to help fund next year's
fireworks show.

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. Children from kindergarten to high school are invited to
join an exciting and fun time of games, crafts, music and Bible
lessons. Kids will learn all about prayer as they participate in
the Kingdom of the Son-Prayer Safari. There is no charge for
this free adventure into God's word. Beginning July 5, parents
can register their children by calling the church office at (863)
357-6500 from 9 a.m. until noon.

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

Town hall meeting scheduled
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson will be in the chambers of the
Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners, 304
N.W. Second St., on July 6 at 4:30 p.m. Come and hear the lat-
est 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
Visiting Nursing Association, 208 S.E. Park St. The walk is
planned for Aug. 13 The meeting-will be to discuss sponsor-
ship share information,

Gospel Lighthouse hosts evangelist
Evangelist Melville Thomas from Clewiston will be minister-
ing in word and song at 7:30 p.m. on July 8 in the Gospel Light-
house service. They are meeting in the Christian 7th Day Bap-
tist Church, 916 N.W. Park St., next to Douglas Chiropractic
Center. For information, 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-registration on Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m. until
noon with games, prizes and refreshments. Saturday, July 16,
will be a pool party with refreshments for all participants from
10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the church. The awards ceremony and
the closing 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.


Courtesy photo/Howard Cook
Looking Back ...
Okeechobee resident Howard Cook, shown here in his
early 20s, was firing the cannon which he was going to
be using during WWII. He learned the proper use of this
cannon in England in 1942. Do you have any old photos
of the Okeechbbee 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.



Upcoming Events

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

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third
St., at 8 p.m.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone 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. Registra-
tion is $20 and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for informa-
tion. Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at the Golden Corral Restaurant,
700 S. Parrott Ave., at noon. All Rotarians and the public are invited. For infor-
mation, 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 information, call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a 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,,1 925 U S 441.E:,
which is 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, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagno-
sis. 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 wel-
come all energetic young people between the ages of 21 and 39, who are
interested in working towards the betterment of our community. For informa-
tion, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399.
A.A meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 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 information, contact Randy or
Larese Maycumberat (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 comer of U.S. 78 and U.S. 441. For informa-
tion, 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.FW. Post
#4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are invited. For
information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Intema-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military informa-
tion available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center, 412 N.W. Sixth
St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
'Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are wel-
come. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth Street, is open for
blood donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-9360.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for informa-
tion.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Third Ave.
Everyone is invited. For information, call Mike Fletcher at (863) 357-6257.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships.
The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call
(863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or
(863)763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office has moved to the One Stop
Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in Okeechobee. Representatives will be available
therefrom 9a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St.
Okeechobee Outreach Hope Narcotics Anonymous will meet from 8
until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. For information,
call Hugh Lambertat (863) 763-7185.
Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association, OCRA will meet at 7:30
p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Second St. Anyone interested may attend. For
information, contact Frank Coker at (863)467-1941.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family caregivers, and is
facilitated by Enid Boutrin, M.S.W. of Hospice of Okeechobee, and Laura Zel,
L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The meeting is from 2 until 3 p.m. at
411 S.E. Fourth St. For information orto reserve your place in the group, call
(863) 467-2321. Free respite care is available for your loved one while you
are in group at Dunklin Assisted Living/Adult Day Care, 407 N.W. Second
Ave. For information about respite care, call Lou at (863) 763-4524.







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Okeechobee has now joined
that infamous list of counties that is
actively battling citrus canker.
According to Florida Department of.
SAgriculture officials, there are now
four confirmed cases of the dread-
ed citrus canker that have been
identified in local commercial citrus
groves.
This past January our office pro-
vided a column from UF/IFAS Cit-
___ rus Agent Jack Hebb on how
homeowners can assist in the bat-
tle against citrus canker. While it is
nothing revolutionary, in order for
-* ^ Florida to declare its independence
P 4w.o m ol from citrus canker, everyone must
b a -m i E be prepared. Today's column will
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independent of this disease.
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that it has just been a matter of time
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with this outbreak. But they need
your help. However, no one is
more susceptible to the importa-
tion and transfer of this disease than
dooryard citrus owners. Home-
owners are usually very proud of
the citrus that can be grown in their
FloridaYards.
Florida has always had a climate
agreeable to growing lots of citrus.
But, our climate has also encour-
aged certain problems that test a
citrus tree's ability to survive.
Among the list of maladies for citrus
survival, there is one that tops the
liste- citrus canker.
Citrus canker is highly conta-
gious disease that attacks the fruit,
stems, and leaves of citrus. It also
causes lesions on the fruit. The dis-
ease is not harmful to humans or
animals, but it will affect the health
and vitality of citrus trees.
Unlike most citrus diseases,
which are usually plant-like fungi,
citrus canker is a serious bacterial
disease. When a plant disease is
caused by bacteria, the only ways
to control it are to use chemicals to
0 kill the organism, or by sanitation,
which means that effected plants
*= q uo must be burned. Citrus Canker bac-
im i o* teria are microscopic, and can be
qgwa mwS spread by uncontrollable events
aol such as by wind, rain, or even by
g w a wildlife. There are also other cases
Siwhere human contact has moved
a.) a the bacteria into canker-free areas.
The following human activities can,
z move citrus canker from an infect-
l -ed area tounaffected locations:
landscaping (trimming, chip-
S- ping, cutting, or pruning citrus
trees), fruit removal (peeling, buy-
ing, selling, transporting, picking,
etc.).
(To prevent the spread of canker
bacteria, use approved disinfec-
tants on people and equipment
E that move into or out of citrus
canker infected areas. To insure
< that canker bacteria on infected
plants are eliminated, all commer-
0 cial citrus trees within a 1900 feet
distance of an infected tree are
burned. In the case of citrus grow-
.- e, it means the removal of more
Scthan 200 acres per infected tree site

S(0borhood or subdivision, this would
mean the removal of neighboring
citrus trees for many blocks. Home-
owner trees that must be removed
S* are chipped and disposed by either
-land filling or burning the residue.
For homeowners, I recommend
s the following measures to help
control canker:
-E -.(1) Don't bring suspect citrus
.. plants to the office for identification.
S,. If you suspect any part of a citrus
> tree has canker, please do not
remove the leaves, fruit, or limbs -
leave them alone. Call the citrus

canker toll-free helpline toll free at
(800) 282-5153 or the satellite office
in Avon Park at (863) 314-5900. The
Florida Department of Agriculture
officials will promptly respond to
inyour call by sending an inspector to
ethe suspected tree location. Inspec-
S- dtors will identify themselves and
seek your permission to view the
tree. Do not, and I repeat, do not,
remove suspicious citrus tree parts
and transport them to another loca-
"" tion.
-' (2) Ifyou walk, drive or visit any
grove or other property where
. .... canker has been identified, you
S" should plan on washing all outer
clothing (gardening clothes, gloves,
hats etc.) in a hot water cycle with
laundry soap immediately follow-
ing outdoor chores around citrus
trees. Disinfecting your hands can
be done by first washing them with
soap and water, followed by dip-


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ping into a chlorine bleach (sodium
hydrochloride) disinfectant solu-
tion of approximately 1 oz. of
bleach to 1 gallon of water (a 200
ppm solution).
(3) Clean all landscape tools
(pruning shears, clippers, chain
saws, pocket knives, etc.) that have
contacted citrus trees. Use a chlo-
rine bleach type disinfectant at the
rate of about 6 oz. of bleach to 1 gal-
lon of water (about 1200 ppm). Be
sure to wash the tools clean of any
soil or plant residue before dipping
in the bleach solution.
(4) Have any landscapers who
work on your property (yardmen,
landscapers, etc. who may work
around citrus trees) practice the
same measures as listed above. A
specific decontamination sugges-
tions bulletin for landscapers is
available.
We encourage all local residents
to be on the lookout for suspicious
looking lesions on their citrus trees.
We need to be alert and aware. If
citrus canker is not eradicated from
our state, it could destroy one of.
Florida's most important crops,
eliminate many jobs and destroy an
abundant product that is enjoyed
by homeowners and consumers.
I've placed a new Citrus Canker
page on our Okeechobee website,
http://okeechobee.ifas.ufl.edu
where you can see photos of
canker and find other information.
Key places to get official informa-
tion are the UF/IUFAS Citrus Canker
website,
http://canker.ifas.ufl.edu/index.asp,
and the Florida Department of Agri-
culture's website,
http://www.doacs.state.fl.us/pVcan
ker/. If you need additional informa-
tion on citrus canker, please email
us at okeechobee@ifas.ufl.edu or
call us at (863) 763-6469. Local resi-
dents can stop by our office at 458
Hwy 98 North in Okeechobee, and
visit our Okeechobee County Mas-
ter Gardeners on Tuesday after-
noons from I until 5 p.m. Happy
Independence Day!


Courtesy photo/Jeff Lotz, DPI/Dr. Tim Schubert, DPI
Fruit symptoms of citrus canker on grapefruit.


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357-1199
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467-1107
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405 W. S. Park Street
763-3940
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DRY CLEANING
Porter's Dry Cleaners
1700 S. Parrott Ave.
467-1799
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208 S.W. 7th Ave.
357-2744
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561-460-7766
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763-5515
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3100 Hwy 441 S.
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1677 S.W. 8TH ST.
763-7704
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413 S.W. Park St.
357-6700
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417 W.S. Park St.
467-1243
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357-1116
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467-7372
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467-7415
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419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
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419 W.S. Park St.
763-5553
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4523 S.E. 30th St.
763-5959
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357-2773
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2900 S.W. 3rd Terr.
467-6263
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3391 Hwy. 441 South
467-1040
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763-2636
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Staff photo/D. Hamilton
New owners of Sears
Carlos and Maria Bahamon are the new owners of the
Okeechobee Sears Dealer Store in the Okeechobee
Plaza. The Bahamons said their store offers the same
discount and prices that are advertised on television and
newspapers as the Sears full-line stores. The store will
provide excellent customer service with a personal touch
and competitive prices to the Okeechobee community,
said Mr. and Mrs. Bahamon. They invite the community to
visit their store at 3290 U.S. 441 S. to not only meet them,
but their employees.


Courtesy Photo/Big Lake Bank
New commercial lender
Big Lake National Bank announced the appointment of
Eduardo Maldonado as commercial lending officer at the
South Parrott Office in Okeechobee. Mr. Maldonado joined
Big Lake National Bank on June 6, 2005. He started his
banking career in 1993 at Citibank in Puerto Rico. After relo-
cating to Florida in 1997, he worked with Huntington Bank
as a branch manager/investment representative. Mr. Mal-
donado was recently employed at Mid-Florida Credit Union
for three years in Sebring as branch manager/business loan
specialist. Big Lake National Bank has nine locations with
two located in Okeechobee. Big Lake National Bank has
served its customers since 1986.


Staff photo/D. Hamilton
New courthouse
A tour of the new Okeechobee County Courthouse
brought over 20 local attorneys out for a first look at the
new facility. Attorneys were able to check out the four
courtrooms, each of which has its own soundproof jury
deliberation room. The courthouse has six elevators, two
of which are for public use, security room, holding areas,
and a law library which will be on the west end of the sec-
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OCRA football
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until 2 p.m. at Teen Town, 305
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Parents or guardians are
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COCKATIEL Grey w/ orange
cheeks & yellow under-
feathers. Vic of 30th St.
(863)357-0875 ,
PUPPY- Found in Basswood.
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COCKER SPANIEL- 11 yr old,
Male, Blind. Neutered
863)357-4710 or
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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

Free to good home, Cham-
pion Bloodline Akita, fern.,
10 mos., reg. w/AKC, shots
up to date. (863)697-6463
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
RABBIT White male, med
size, 2yrs old, very friendly.
Free to good home only
(86,3)357-6501
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PY- Female, 6 wks
(863)763-2749/610-9812
SHARPEI/CURR MIX, 1% yrs.
old & 6 mo.'s old. Free to
good loving home only.
(863)357-6139
TUB, White, Cast Iron. Free,
you haul. Good use for farm
or outdoors. (863)357-6691
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garage? Advertise
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Employment -
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Employment -
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Employment -
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Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230




A- SEMI DRIVER
CDL CLASS A REQUIRED.
DRIVE LOCAL, HOME
EVERYDAY, GOOD PAY,
(863)467-1717
DO NOT CALL
AFT. 3:30pm

CARPENTER HELPERS
& LABORERS
Steady Local Work
Must have Transportation
Call (863)634-4544
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.
CARPENTERS, REMODELERS
& LABORERS NEEDED
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2200 SE Hwy 441
Okeechobee.
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CRANE OPERATOR
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IMMEDIATE OPENING
Part-Time Pharmacist
Pharmaceutical Services
Located at
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Call:
(863) 357-2442
for more information


DIESEL MECHANIC/HELPER
Wanted. Salary neg. based on
experience & tools. Call
863-357-2150.


FACIAL SPECIALIST
OPENING in busy salon.
Lots of walk in's EVERYDAY!
Fax Resume: 863-763-7067


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

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



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


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
T Okeechobee Nos Is An Equal Opportuni Eployr



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 dmeltonesoutherngardens. com. SGC is
an equal opportunity employer.
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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.
Lykes Citrus
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490 Buckhorn Road
;.. Lorida, FL 33857
Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer
A Drug-Free Workplace Company M/F/D/VN.
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CLAIMS ADMINISTRATOR
We are looking for an outgoing professional to:
review, investigate and analyze company claims.
The successful candidate should possess
a bachelors 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:
ptougas(@walpoleinc.com
Fax 863-763-7874, or apply in person at:
Walpole, Inc., 269 NW 9th Street


Exp'd Office Person, knowl-
edge of Quick Books, recon-
ciliation, computer exp. &
phone edicate. Immediate
openings. Call for appt.
Mon-Fri. (863)763-3309


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Pharmaceutical Services
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Call (863) 357-2442 for more information


Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course /training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442



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IElectrician: I
,Journeymen or experienced
;Mechanic's. Only serious
'self motivated need apply..
IMust have good driving
Record. Weekly travel I
required in FL. Paid travelI
time, overtime Per diem,I
DFWP Benefits, 401k, PdI
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IWilson's Petroleum 1
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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.

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


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Farm-Style Windmill
Built primarily from fir plywood, this decorative
farm-style windmill responds to even light breezes
with 12 smooth-spinning blades and a vane. Its
blade hub turns on a ball bearing attached to a shaft,
and the shaft, blades and vane pivot on a lazy-susan
bearing. The completed windmill stands nearly 7
feet tall at the tip of the uppermost blade and mea-
sures about 20 inches wide at the base.
Farm-Style Windmill plan (No. 695)... $9.95
Windmills Package (No. C147)
Three projects incl. 695 ... $21.95
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Level I 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.
863-7.63-9383. DFWP
TRACTOR PARTS
COUNTER POSITION
FT Long Term
For Ag. Tractor Parts Sales.
Will Train
Benefits Available.
Thompson Tractor Co.
Orange Ave., Ft. Pierce.




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
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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.
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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
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified



JACK'S TOP SOIL
Shell Rock & Bob
Cat Work. Call
(863)467-4734


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/'Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer. Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health A Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Househol.tems 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies./
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
V Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




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


BREAKFRONT/SECRETARY:
Antique, Mahogany. Lots of
storage. Perfect condition.
$500 (863)467-6805
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
RESTORATION & REPAIRS
of Antique furniture.
CUSTOM CABINETRY
Quality service.
Call (863)763-4149
or (561)758-4337


GLOBE MEAT SLICER- Great
shape. $250.
(886)697-2969
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



BUILDING, Metal, 20 gage.
30Wx17x40L, by US Building,
Door opening 16'xl6'.
Never assembled. Complete.
Will deliver in Okeechobee
area. $9500 (863)824-8787



WINDOWS (6) Double hung
aluminum w/screens
30"x60", $150 for all or will
separate (863)357-8788


PORCH ROCKER- Old, Alumi-
num & wood. With redwood
finish. $10. (863)983-1848


Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & '86 Michael Jordan
Card, $1500 for all. Call
(8631763-8943
PORCH ROCKER- Old, Alumi-
num & wood. With redwood
nnirh $15. (863)983-1848
Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards: Over 300,
3omp very valuable. $150
lor all, will sep.
i863f3824-6781



FAX MACHINE New, only
user a couple times, good
: on, ition $110
186 J801-3358


BUNK BEDS Wooden
veyi good condition $65
186019)3-2428
CHINA CABINET- Solid, very
'iie and heavy, $50 or best
o:t f 1863)467-6434.
'COFFEE TABLE, 2-End tables
u\ ula table, Orome &
oD as w/glass, tops.
l.300i 'all. (863)674-0467.
DAYBED W/MATTRESS-
wrniie good condition, $50.
1863)467-7170.
DINETTE SET- table &
lcridiis, glass table, $350 or
twe I offer. (863)697-1702.
DRESSER- 8 drawer with mir-
ror Good condition. $200.
PleF e call (239)462-3036
LOVE SEAT almost new, ex-
lcelIeni condition, tan floral
1.200 (863)635-4690
LOVESEAT Pulls out to bed,
pasim floral $150 or best
ioter j863)357-3633
MATTRESS AND BOX-
SPRING- Serta, King size,
-150 (863)227-6210.
QUEEN BED Table & 4 chairs
$150. Will separate.
(863)357-4831
RECLINER COUCH
2 recliners, Royal Blue, 1 yr
old, beautiful cond. $400 or
best offer (863)467-9546
RECLINER- good condition,
$75. (863)675-2822.
RECLINERS (2) Blue, excel-
lent condition, $250 for both
or will sep (863)467-1518
ROCKER/RECLINER- very
good condition, $30 or best
offer. (863)673-3334.
ROUND OAK TABLE- with 2
chairs, 36" round, leaf, $50
or will separate.
(863)763-1059.
SOFA BED- floral pattern on
light beige background, like
new, $350. (863)763-6342.
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-
b'oard. Great condition.
$100. (863)763-6909.



EASY GO GOLF CART 1984,
Complete rebuilt engine.
Good condition. $2000.
(863)692-2229.
GOLF CART- Lincoln Town-
car, Good cond. Lights & ra-
dio $1200. Or best offer.
763-4149 or561-758-4337
WORK CART- 4 seater, bed w/
lift gate, 36V charger, work
or pleasure. Good condition,
$925. (863)697-2033.


REMINGTON 870- 12 gauge
Black synthetic stock. Great
condition. Takes 2 3/4" & 3"
shells $200. (863)447-0099
SPRINGFIELD XD40- With
holster. $500.
(863)634-7123


WINCHESTER CARBINE- Sad-
die rifle Commerative
1866-1966, 30-30, $1000
(863)-447-0058.



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



DIRT DEVIL MOP-VAC
New. in box, will sacrifice
for only $40. Firm, Cleaning
Made Easy! (863)763-8149
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
HOSPITAL BED- Invacare,
electric, new matt, plus air
matt w/pump incid. $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



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/kids. $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
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.



TOILETS New, standard size,
never used, $50 each.
(863)227-6210.
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regularly:
the classified.



HOT TUB- 8'X8', Excellent
condition. $600.
(863)674-0457
SOLANA SPA- 2 person, Ex-
cellent shape Jets on both
seats. Cost $4000. asking
$2500. (239)657-9195



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 Coin-


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

-S

Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed..'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies'"
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 8-10
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. $1200 (863)763-3631
THOROUGHBRED GELDING-
11 yr old, black w/ white
face, w/ papers, $1200.
(863)467-9212



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



COMMERCIAL MOWER-
Snapper, 48" deck, joystick
handle, needs fan clutch,
$650 neg. (863)467-8250
FERTILIZER SPREADER
holds up to 150lbs, tow be-
hind, mechanical wheel
$225 (863)675-2969
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. Will Deliver
(863)357-6202
RIDING MOWER- 12HP, with
grass catcher, runs good,
$400 (853)635-3465.
RIDING MOWER, Late Farm
All Cub w/42" mower. Runs
good. $1350.
(863)467-6101
SNAPPER RIDING MOWER-
Runs good $500.
(863)675-4557 After 5pm


Rentals



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



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



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


Ft. Drum Area, COUNTRY
HOME: 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba. Pets
welcome. $1200 mo. +
sec. (772)461-4344
OKEECHOBEE on Hwy. 70 W.
3 Bdrm., 2 Bath. on 10 Acres.
Horses & Pets Welcome.
$1300. mo. (863)634-3262


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


OKEE- Room for rent in quite
neighborhood $325 mo Nice
area. Must Like little dogs.
Incl Cable 63-697-1989


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos,'
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property I F 0



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.


LOT FOR SALE:
Basswood Estates
Approx. 1/4 acre. $26,500.
By owner. (407)973-6503



I Buy Real Estate, Interested,
Call Brent. (863)634-5129


Mobile Homes



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



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, 1 ba, all new modern
appliances $9,995
(239)671-2015
Located in mobile home park
2br, 1 ba $7995 or best offer
(239)671-2015
MOBILE HOME- 12x64, ready
to move, S4500 or best offer
(863)673-5518.
OKEECHOBEE- 3BR, 2BA,
Ousley Estate. 1 acre 32x 60
D/B lyr old. Call for appt aft
6pm (863)763-1675

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 301)i)
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles ATVs 303J



AIR BOAT '00 13ft fbrgls, Big
0 Hull w/ polymer btm, 160
Lycoming. 232 hrs, Great
cond.$7000 (863)673-1068
ALUM. V BOTTOM- Chrysler,
14', 25HP, Merc oars, an-
chor & 2 tanks, galvanize
trailer $1495.302-422-4992
AQUA SPORT 17 FT., Com-
pletely redone w/aluminum
trailer. $2000
(863)697-3161
BASS BOAT, '88 15 Ft. Rang-.
er, 70 hp Johnson, Stainless
Prop., F/F, D/F. Float on trail-
er. $35.00 (863)697-9660
BOAT, 14', Aluminum w/'01
trailer & 5.5 hp, Johnson
0/B, Seats, Trolling motor.
$1000 (863)763-6069
BOAT 17 Ft., Completely
remodeled, 135 hp Mariner,
Bimini Top. $3900
(863)673-4405
CANOE, Grumann, electric,
17', aluminum, with electric
motor, $350.
(863)467-0085
CATFISH BOAT, 21'- 70HP
Tohatsu, new trir, $4000 or
best offer. (863)357-4595
Ron.
COBRA 15 Ft., F/F, D/F, 80 hp
Mercury O/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, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
MFG CAREFREE 14Ft. Boat
w/Johnson 35 hp., Bimini Top
CD,Stereo & Trailer. Excellent
cond. $1950 (561)644-1596
MONARCH ALUM BOAT, 15'-
Front platform 30HP Evin-
rude, tiller trlr, $1800 neg.
(863)697-2969.


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



BASS BOAT SEATS (2) pad-
ded gray plastic, fold down,
$70 wiil sell separate.
(863)697-0104.
BOAT MOTOR, Nissan 40 hp
Outboard w/elec. start, pwr.
trim & tilt. Oil Injected. Under
25 hrs. $2500 863-697-3161
PLASTIC GAS TANK- 28 gal.
reat for generator, boat, etc.
50 (863)697-6812


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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
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified



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.
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CADILLAC DEVILLE, '88, a/c,
cloth top, rear tire, runs
great, 91k, $2100 or best
offer.(863)990-6398aft5
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
HONDA CIVIC, '92- good con-
dition, needs minor engine
work, $2500.
(863)675-5090.
Jaguar XJ6, '86, new trans-
mission incl., needs in-
stalled, runs good, sacrifice
$2500 neg. (863)467-0954
LINCOLN TOWN CAR- '91,
Runs good. Needs shocks.
$1000. (863)763-3822
MERCURY COUGAR 1987, 2
Dr., Sedan, Good transporta-
tion. $1600 (863)467-1910
OLD'S CUTLASS SUPREME
'96, Loaded. $3500. or best
offer. (863)599-1209
OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SU-
PREME 1996, Black, A/C,
CD. Runs good. $2000
(863)634-0618
Pontiac Lemans, '72, 350
Chevy eng., 1100 Turbo
trans., dual exhaust, $1500.
(863)467-0954


SUZUKI SAMARI '85 AND '88-
asking $1500 or best offer
for both (772)519-2256.
TOYOTA TERCEL, '90, stan-
dard, a/c, $800.
(863)467-6277



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.


CLUB CAR, '95, Kawasaki
eng., no carb., good trans.,
parts only, $450 neg.
(863)517-1177


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
RADIAL TIRES & WHEELS
(5)- off road, 8 lug, $125.
863)357-3981.
REAR END- for F350, $100.
(863)357-3981.
RIMS & TIRES- 4, AKUZA 20"
good condition $800 or best
offer (863)763-3349 Ask for
Patrick
TAILLIGHTS, for 1994-1998
Chevy Cavalier, $50 or best
offer. (863)697-9154


iubi Noice'


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) 17" R6517. Rare
Deal! Asking $1 80.
(863)397-6598
TIRES (4) Copper Discover
ASP, Fits SUV or Truck.
255/70R16. Brand new
cond. $400 (863)763-0465
TONNEAU COVER, Fiberglass,
Lockable, Fits Dodge Ram
1500. Like new. $700 or
best offer. (863)697-3463
TOW HITCH frame mounted
Draw Tite, for full size Ford
truck or SUV $40
(863)697-6812
TRANSMISSION, Rebuilt,
2000 12 Ton 2 wd. Pickup
Truck. $400 or best offer.
(863)467-8856
VW FOX ,'88- mainly parts, no
frame, $300.
(863)824-8749.
WHEELS & TIRES from '04
Expedition, 18", 6 lug, $500
or best offer (863)675-8356


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 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


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OKEECHOBEE UTILITY AUTHORITY
Request tor Qualilications / Proposals
The Okeechobee Utiity Authority (OUA) is requesting a Statemnnt of Q0alfications /
S. i i. ,,, ..... Development Block
i ... nrmation may be ob-
tained by contacting Landon Former. Executive Decior at ithe OUA Ofice


Statement of Qualifications/Proposals must be received no later than 3:00 RM. on
July 26,2005
65898 ON 6/30-7/6/05


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
MAZDA MPV"90 7 psgr,
6cyl, auto, a/c, good body &
tires, grt interior $1700
(863)467-6805


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Community Events


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.

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

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

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

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

Food pantry reopens
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.

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 look-
ing for a volunteer to become the director and a board member of The
Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with the pub-
lic and should be able to seek support from city and county officials,
business executives and other organizations. Work days and hours are
flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for 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 during
their annual foster care picnic just before school starts. The children
are in need of: pencils, pens, markers, colored pencils, crayons, high-
lighters, notebook paper, construction paper, folders, binders, pencil
boxes, lunch boxes, U-ackpacks, glue, scissors, rulers, erasers, index
cards and calculators. For information on becoming a foster parent,
call the Hibiscus Foster Parent Training Program at (800) 403-9311.
Supplies may be taken to the Community Collaborative Council meet-
ings during April, May and July. The meetings will be held in room 303
of the Okeechobee County School Board Office, 700 S.W. Second Ave.
For information on the school supply drive or the council's meetings,
call SharonVinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.





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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.

New historical mugs on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society has a new shipment of his-
torical Okeechobee County Courthouse mugs and mugs with a pic-
ture of the old High School for $6 each on sale at the Chamber of
Commerce. They also have a small booklet entitled "Pictorial Histo-
ry of Okeechobee" which sells for $4.

Summer Play Camp schedule announced
Sign-ups for Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation's 2005
Summer Play Camp began Monday, May 2, at Teen Town Center,
309 N.W. Second St. Enrollment is limited and slots are filled on a
first-come, first-served basis. Campers must be between 6 and 12
years of age. Play camps will operate Monday through Friday,
through July 29 (except July 4), from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at
three locations: Douglas Brown Community Center, Okeechobee
Civic Center and Teen Town Center. The regular camp fee is $50 per
week, per participant plus fees for field trips and special activi-
ties. Special rates have been set at $25 per week for a child on the
reduced school lunch program, and $10 per week for a child on the
free school lunch program within the Okeechobee County School
system for the 2004/2005 school year. A letter of participation from
Okeechobee County School Food Service must be presented at the
time of registration in order to. qWaifyfpr these special rates.
Extended hours of 7:30 until 8:30 a.rh. and4:30 untfa:30 p.m. will
be available at both the Okeechobee Civic Center anb Teen Town
Center for an additional fee of $10 per week, per participant.

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

Enrollment starts for VPK program
The Agency for Workforce Innovation is starting the registration
process for parents to enroll their children in the state's new Volun-
tary Prekindergarten (VPK) program. Eligible children must live in
Florida and be 4 years old on.or before Sept. I of the 2005-06 school
year. Parents can find the registration form online at www.vpkflori-
da.org; or, they can contact their nearest Early Learning Coalition
for a paper copy of the registration.

Yard sale closed for summer
Real Life Children's Ranch yard sales are closed for the summer,
and they are no longer accepting donations. For information, call
Rosie at (863) 763-4242.


Church offers summer activities
Activities are now available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W
Sixth St. These activities include: a food bank that is open Monday and Fri-
day from 9 a.m. until noon; a martial arts class held Tuesday through Fri-
day from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday afternoon from 3 until 4 p.m.; Boy
Scouts meet every Monday from 6 until 8 p.m.; Immigration Assistance is
available on the third Thursday of every month from 1 until 5 p.m.; and,
soccer is every Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

County plat directory offered
The 2005 Okeechobee County Plat Directory is now for sale at the
-Okeechobee Soil & Water Conservation office on U.S. 98 N. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-3619, ext. 502.

Gospel Lighthouse will meet
A newly-formed congregation, The Gospel Lighthouse, will meet every
Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Christian 7th Day Baptist Church, 914 N.W Park
St. There will be old camp meeting style of preaching, praying and singing.
For information, contact Reverend ElmaJ. Hampton at (863) 357-0455.

Legion sponsoring fundraiser
The American Legion Memorial Post 64, the Ladies Auxiliary and the
Sons of the Legion in conjunction with Environmental Control are spon-
soring a fundraiser. We ask that you donate your used or empty laser print-
er cartridges and ink jets to the Post. The Post will receive a donation from
ECC. All monies received from this project will be used to purchase sup-
plies for the needy school children in the Okeechobee County School sys-
tem. Boxes will be made available at the following locations: American
Legion, 501 S.E. Second Ave.; Chamber of Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave.;
and Smith's Computer Service, S.W. Park Street. Additional collection
points will be made available at a later date. For information, call John R.
Rooneyat (863) 763-2950 or (863) 763-8971.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pr~enancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit organi-
zation, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls and women
of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy tests, peer counsel-
ing, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting classes and abstinence edu-
cation. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and
Thursday. Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We are locat-
ed at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the movie theatre. If you would like
more information on this or set an appointment for a free pregnancy test
please call (863) 763-8859.

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult basic edu-
cation/GED and English as a second language classes at these locations:
Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W Ninth Ave., English as second language
classes, Monday and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until noon, adult basic edu-
cation/GED, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday
from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole Reservation, Brighton, Adults basic
education/GED, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 until 6:30 p.m.; Church
at Larson Dairy, S.R. 70 East, English as a second language, Tuesday and
Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.; One-Stop, 123 S.W Park St., adult basic edu-
cation/GED, Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. until noon; El Centro
Santa Fe, 115 S.W Fifth Ave., Citizenship class, Thursday, from 6:30 until 9
p.m.; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W 23 Lane, adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes, Monday
through Thursday, from 6 until 9 p.m.; Everglades Elementary, 3725 S.E.
Eighth St., English as a second language classes, Tuesday and Thursday
from 6 until 9 p.m.; and, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W Sixth St.,
English as a second language, Tuesday and Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.


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Okeechobee County Property


Salel Date
4/18/05
4/26/05
4/1/05
4/12/05
4/20/05
4/20/05
4/4/05
4/8/05
4/1/05
4/25/05
4/5/05
4/12/05
4/15/05
4/26/05
4/22/05
4/22/05
4/15/05
4/1/05
4/1/05
4/5/05
4/15/05
4/15/05
4/15/05
4/14/05
4/25/05
4/22/05
4/6/05
4/6/05
-4/6/05
5/1/05
4/20/05
4/15/05
4/15/05
4/15/05
4/22/05
4/27/05
4/27/05
4/19/05
4/28/05
4/21/05
4/20/05
4/6/05
4/20/05
4/29/05
4/5/05
4/11/05
4/11/05
4/11/05
4/27/05
4/1/05
4/1/05
4/1/05
4/19/05
4/19/05
4/19/05
4/19/05
4/22/05
4/4/05
4/5/05
4/5/05
4/14/05
4/4/05
4/6/05
4/13/05
4/14/05
4/1/05
*4/13/05
4/28/05
4/4/05
4/18/05
4/11/05
4/11/05
4/11/05
4/11/05
4/28/05
4/7/05
4/6/05
4/8/05
4/1/05
4/1/05
4/5/05
4/21/05
4/14/05
4/4/05
4/6/05
4/6/05
4/8/05
4/4/05
4/18/05
4/8/05
4/1/05
4/11/05
4/25/05
4/5/05
4/5/05
4/25/05
4/18/05
4/18/05
4/13/05
4/12/05
4/29/05
4/7/05
4/7/05
4/13/05
4/22/05


4/4/05
4/4/05
4/4/05
4/19/05
4/4/05
4/12/05
4/25/05.
4/29/05
4/12/05
4/12/05
4/7/05
4/12/05


Salel Price
$100,000.00
$42,000.00
$33,000.00
$165,000.00
$190,000.00
$25,000.00
$0.00
$29,900.00
$100,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$27,000.00
$115,000.00
$17,000.00
$90,000.00
$0.00
$88,000.00
$93,000.00
$25,000.00
$62,500.00
$0.00
$126,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$69,900.00
$36,000.00
$0.00
$40,000.00
$28,000.00
$36,000.00
$0.00
$65,000.00
$24,900.00
$25,000.00
$25,000.00
$25,000.00
$140,000.00
$0.00
$88,000.00
$35,000.00
$93,000.00
$49,000.00
$200,000.00
$75,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$45,000.00
$343,500.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$180,000.00
$26,500.00
$67,000.00
$0.00
$28,000.00
$220,000.00
$35,000.00
$0.00
$22,000.00
$0.00
$15,000.00
$67,000.00
$27,900.00
$170,000.00
$76,000.00
$0,00
$0.00
$0.00
$87,500.00
$140,000.00
$444,000.00
$110,000.00
$38,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$28,000.00
$80,000.00
$18,000.00
$185,000.00
$0.00
$18,000.00
$2,000,000.00
$260,000.00
S$124,000.00
* $20,000.00
$20,000.00
$22,500.00
$0.00o
$0.00
$38,000.00
$48,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$110,000.00
$130;000.00
$180,000.00
$11,800.00
$35,000.00
$0.00


$0.00
$0.00
$90,000.00
$36,000.00
$108,000.00
$105,000.00
$30,000.00
$19,000.00
$90,000.00
$0.00
$200,000.00
$135,000.00


Sale2 Date
7/9/03
3/8/05
7/24/02
8/27/04
10/1/90
3/4/03
12/23/96
8/6/97
4/25/03
5/31/04
12/12/96
8/2/02
11/1/70
6/1/83
7/9/04
7/9/04
11/1/95
4/1/05
7/28/02
12/10/04
11/6/00
7/28/03
9/30/03
8/6/04
3/15/05
2/11/03
8/5/04
6/1/83
6/1/83
10/1/04
11/3/04
6/1/83
6/1/83
9/29/03
8/18/97
3/1/95
3/1/95
11/1/80
6/7/00
3/17/05
2/21/05
2/18/05
5/29/98,
1/28/05
8/9/04
11/1/83
11/1/83
11/1/83
3/22/05
8/30/02
8/30/02
8/30/02
2/2/05
1/28/05
1/28/05
1/28/05
10/16/02
9/10/04
3/31/05
3/31/05
4/16/02
8/9/04
2/23/05
11/29/99
5/17/04
6/1/92
11/1/77
6/16/97
4/4/00
11/3/04
6/1/83
6/1/83
6/1/83
6/1/83
12/30/98
3/1/95
1/26/05
8/6/99
6/1/83
6/1/83
2/18/05
5/1/02
6/28/96
8/1/73
12/15/04
12/15/04
1/21/05
8/1/81
8/11/97
3/25/05
3/29/05
3/29/05
1/18/04
12/17/96
9/1/00 -
3/4/05
1/25/05
1/25/05
5/1/84
9/26/03
5/1/95
5/13/80
9/1/92
11/22/04
7/1/95


4/4/05
4/4/05
10/21/04
2/25/05.
8/14/02
5/1/95
7/16/02
6/1/83
9/20/01
5/31/02
6/1/95
8/13/03


Sale2 Price
$0.00
$40,000.00
$400.00
$140,000.00
$71,000.00
$9,500.00
$0.00
$0.00
$55,000.00
$30,000.00
$13,000.00
$22,500.00
$15,500.00
$0.00
$50,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$7,500.00
$60,000.00
$1,400.00
$0.00
$3,000.00
$47,500.00
$20,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$23,000.00
$11,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$25,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$7,000.00
.$55,000.00
$0.00
$60,000.00
$0.00
$25,000.00
$39,000.00
$0.00
$2,700.00
$2,700.00
$2,700.00
$20,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$9,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$67,500.00
$0.00
$16,500.00
$45,000.00
$0.00
$5,000.00
$0.00
$16,800.00
$7,000.00
$0.00
$7,000.00
$6,000.00
$65,000.00
$35,000.00
$140,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$38,000.00
$34,000.00
$352,000.00
$4,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$4,000.00
$60,000.00
$3,000.00
$0.00
$96,000.00
$10,000.00
$0.00
$15,000.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$11,000.00
$2,600.00
$2,500.00
$16,000.00
$13,500.00
$13,600.00
$0.00
$56,500.00
$54,000.00
$18,500.00
$0.00
$0.00


$1,100.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$51,000.00
$50,000.00
$7,500.00
$0.00
$0.00
$6,300.00
$16,000.00
$44,000.00


Name
REICHERT ROBERT & MICHELLE
REYEZ BRISTOL & VALDEZ RAMONA
REYNOLDS BING C & ELAINE M
RILEY JOHN T & BETTY L
ROBERTSON OTIS K & MINNIE E
ROBINSON ABDON & VERONIE
ROBNOLTE WILLIAM 0 TRUST
ROCHEFORT ALLEN
RODRIGUEZ SOBEIDA & RODRIGUEZ
ROGERS CHRISTOPHER M & CHQUINA
ROGERS FRED B & JEANETTE L
ROGERWITZ CARMEN BROWN & KEITH
ROULEAU CHARLES
ROYAL PROFESSIONAL BUILDERS IN
RT TRADING INC
RT TRADING INC
SACHLEBEN CHARLES F & BETTY
SAGE SHELBY J
SAMUDA TREVOUR & PITTER-
SAMUELS WILLIAM H
SANCHEZ IGNACIO & KATHLEEN
SANCHEZ IGNACIO & KATHLEEN
SANCHEZ IGNACIO & KATHLEEN
SANDERS MARILYN JO (LIFE EST)
SANTANGELO DANIEL & MATTSON TR
SCHNEIDER JENNIFER N
SCHWARTZ JOHN R & PATRICIA A
SCHY MARTIN R & DARLENE MARIE
SCHY MARTIN R & DARLENE MARIE
SCOFF JENNIFER
SEARCHWELL SHANE & RAQUEL
SEB 500 LLC
SEB 500 LLC
SELLERS CYLDE
SHAFER THEODORE & ELIZABETH
SIDDIEQUE MOHAMMAD A & SULTANA
SIDDIQUE MOHAMMAD A & SULTANA
SIDDIQUE MOHAMMAD A & SULTANA
SMITH DONALD R
SMITH JOSEPH T JR
SMITH LYMAN D
SMITH RANDOLPH
SMITH THURMAN E & ELAINE I
SOLT WILLIAM D JR
SOMNARAIN ROHAN & SOMNARAIN AH
SONRISE LAND DEVELOPMENT
SONRISE LAND DEVELOPMENT
SONRISE LAND DEVELOPMENT
SOOKLALL KAMAL K & DOOLARIE
SOUTH-CENTRAL DEVELOPMENT INC
SOUTH-CENTRAL DEVELOPMENT INC
SOUTH-CENTRAL DEVELOPMENT INC
SOUTHERN HOMESITES INC
SOUTHERN HOMESITES INC
SOUTHERN HOMESITES INC
SOUTHEFIN' HOMESITES INC
SPAGNAALFRED TRUSTEE
SPEAR CYNTHIA L,/2
SPIRES JAMES & RUTH
SPIRES JAMES & RUTH
'STEWART CAROLE I &
STEWARTJOANNE
STEWART LORNA J
STOKES LANNY A & CAROLE
STRAUSS DEAN & URSULA
STRAUSS GLORIA
SWART DAVID A
SWOGGER PROPERTIES LLC
SWOGGER RICHARD L
TAYLOR DANIEL & AMBER
TAYLOR SHELTON A & DIANE M
TAYLOR SHELTON A & DIANE M
TAYLOR SHELTON A & DIANE M
TAYLOR SHELTON A & DIANE M
TEELE JAMES FRANKLIN JR
TEMPFEL ERNEST FLOYD & KAREN S
TEN PARTNERS LLC
THOMAS ERNEST C & JANET M
TILLMAN NORMAN C & MYRA C
TILLMAN NORMAN C & MYRA C
TINAJERO JUAN & NEEDHAM HEATHE
TOLEDO LUIS
TOMLINSON WILLIAM JASON
TONGE HOWARD D
TREASURE ISLAND MANAGEMENT INC
TREASURE ISLAND MANAGEMENT INC
TRIMBLE SUSAN B
TRL HOLDINGS LLC
TRONCIN JAMES M & MARY J
TROXEL EDDIE 'E
TRZEPACZ GARY
TRZEPACZ GARY
TWIGGS EDWARD & EUNICE PRICE
URY GEORGE H & CHERYL A
URY GEORGE H & CHERYL A
USMAN BABI '
VALENTE FRANK A SR
VALENTE FRANK A SR
VANDIVER DAVID & COLLINS CAROL
VIENS FRANCIS A & SUZANNE M &
VOSS RICHARD T & STACY L
VULPETTI JAMES SR & OLGA MARIA
WATFORD BRUCE D
WELKER AMY S
WIDNER JAMES F


WILBUR MARK R & DIANNE M
WILBUR MARK R & DIANNE M
WILBUR MARK R & DIANNE M
WILLIAMS JIM & MILDRED .
WILLIAMS KARL L & ELIZABETH D
WINTERS BETTY J
WITTER BLANDEL
WOODMAN LEE & WENDY
WYATT DANIEL W
YARBOROUGH MICHAEL R & SANDRA
YATES SAMUEL MARCUS & CAROL LE
YETTI DOMENICK


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Street
HWY 710

NW 282ND
SE 32ND
SE 27TH

NW 94TH
NW 272ND
SE 6TH
NW 25TH
SE 54TH

SE 38TH
SW 9TH
NW 89TH
NW 90TH
SW 35TH
SE 36TH
NW 288TH
HWY 441 SE
NW 290TH
NW 292ND
NW 292ND
SE 12TH
NW 27TH
NE 56TH
SW 33RD
SW 10TH
SW 10TH
NW 284TH

SW 10TH
SW 10TH
SE 96TH
HWY 78 W



SW 3RD
NW 35TH
NW 1ST
NW 288TH
SE 52ND
SE 53RD
NE 80TH
NW 82ND
NW 82ND
NW 82ND

SE 6TH


NW 274TH


NW 306TH
SW 16TH
NW 29TH
NW 260TH


NE 80TH
NW 314TH
SE 59TH
NW 280TH
SW 9TH
NW 284TH
SE 3RD
NE 29TH
SW 85TH
SW 8TH
SW 8TH
SW 9TH
SW 9TH
NW 23RD
SE 64TH
HWY 441
SW 35TH
SW 8TH
SW 8TH



NW 102ND
SE 39TH
SE 39TH
NW 34TH

SW 9TH
SE 20TH

NW 262ND
NW 312TH


NW 256TH
NW 33RD
NW 33RD
NW 18TH
SE 29TH
SW 17TH
SW 144TH


NW 288TH


NW 272ND
NW 274TH
NW 276TH
NW 33RD
SE 19TH
SE 9TH
NW 292ND
SW 44TH
NE 58TH
NW 262ND
NW 82ND
HWY 441 SE


St. Type Total Acres
0.578
1.5
ST 1.25
ST 0
ST 0
1.25
DR 0
ST 1.5
TERR 0
AVE 0
LANE 0
1.5
AVE 0
WAY 0
CT 0
CT 0
CIR 0
AVE 0
ST 1.25
0 MOBILE HOM
ST 1.25
ST 2.5
ST 1.25
AVE 0.332
AVE 0
AVE 20.42
CIR 0.5
WAY 0
WAY 0
ST 1.25
1.5
AVE 0
AVE 0
TRL 0
0 .
2.5
2.5
2.5
ST 0.325
ST 0
ST 0
ST 1.25
ST 0
LANE 0
AVE 10
CT 0
CT 0
CT 0
1.25
ST 2.21
0.552
0.184
ST 1.25
3
1.25
ST 1.25
DR 1.43
AVE 0
ST 1.25
1.74
1.25
AVE 10.26
ST 1.25
DR 01
ST 1.25
L6y 0.32
ST 1.25
ST 0:215
TERR 0.183
WAY 0
WAY 0
WAY 0
WAY 0
WAY 0
AVE 0
ST 0
SE 11.1
CIR 0
WAY 0
WAY 0
0.459
1.25
1.11
ST 1.59
AVE 0
AVE 0
AVE 0
172.2
ST 2
CT 0
1.25
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
5
2.5
ST 1.25
AVE 0
AVE 0
ST 0.344
ST 0
ST 0.223
PKWY 0
0.326
1.25
ST 1.25


ST 1.25
ST 1.25
ST 1.25
AVE 0
TERR 0
CT 0.189
ST 1.25
BLVD 0
DR 2.055
ST 1.25
CT 0
0.449


Use
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
SINGLE FAM
VACANT

VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
MOBILE HOM
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
MOBILE HOM
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
MOBILE HOM
MOBILE HOM
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
MOBILE HOM
MOBILE HOM
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
PASTURE CL
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
SINGLE FAM
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT


VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
MOBILE HOM
SINGLE FAM
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
VACANT
SINGLE FAM
VACANT


Information Source: Okeechobee County Property Appraiser Website www.okeechobeepa.com