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Okeec hobee views


Vol. 96 No. 187


In Brief

Board agrees to
sponsorships
At their meeting Monday
afternoon, the Okeechobee
County Construction Industry
Licensing Board voted to spon-
sor three people for profession-
al examinations.
Michael Fisher was granted
sponsorship to take the alu-
minum and business and law
exams. Mark Baggett and
Joseph A. Cobb were spon-
sored for the paving and busi-
ness and law exams.

Inside

Armstrong leads
Tour de France
BLOIS, France Lance
Armstrong's Discovery Channel
squad won the team time trial
at the Tour de France on Tues-
day, handing the six-time cham-
pion the yellow jersey as overall
race leader.
The 33-year-old Texan led
his squad to victory for the third
straight year in the time trial,
clocking 1 hour, 10 minutes, 39
seconds for the 41.85-mile trek
from Tours to Blois. Team CSC
was second.
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Seminole-Brighton Rodeo: Fun time for all


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Kids gather atop picnic tables in the chute area at the Seminole-Brighton Rodeo on July
4. They delight in boot stomping when the cowboys head out to the arena.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Hopefully, the economy of
the county will soon be improv-
ing, thanks to an economic
development program tailored
specifically for the area.
Some time back the county
hired William H. Fruth of POLI-
COM Corporation to create an
economic development plan for
the county. As a major part of
creating this economic plan civic
leaders, political officials, busi-
ness and profession people and
educators met for a daylong eco-
nomic summit May 4 at the KOA
Lake Okeechobee Resort Kamp-
grounds.


"Economic development is
complicated stuff," Mr. Fruth told
them.
However, he proceeded to
try to make it less complicated.
He encouraged recruitment of
industry even through he admit-
ted that recruiting is expensive,
time consuming and frustrating.
He also advocated targeting
industries.
"Will they pay a wage that
will improve the area?" is a ques-
tion Mr. Fruth suggested asking
about potential industries.
He also discussed structures
for economic development such
as government, chambers of
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The cowboy is ready to lasso the calf during the Rodeo at Seminole-Brighton on July 4.


Rotary hosts speaker from


the Farm Bureau, Tom Hill


By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
Tom Hill, a field representa-
tive from the Florida Farm
Bureau Federation, was the
guest speaker at Tuesday's
Rotary Club meeting.
Mr. Hill gave some details
about the Farm Bureau Federa-
tion's function within the agri-
cultural community.
Mr. Hill began by telling
Rotary Club members that
there are over 150,000 mem-
bers within the organization
and although all members are
not farmers, all farmers are
members.
Initially, he said, the Florida
Farm Bureau Federation
opened its first office in Orlan-


do in 1941 and then moved to
Gainesville in 1956 in order to
work more closely with the
Extension Service and the Uni-
versity of Florida at Gainesville.
"The mission of Florida
Farm Bureau Federation is to
increase net income of farmers
and ranchers and to improve
the quality of rural life," stated
Mr., Hill.
He told club members that
the federation is made up of 61
county farm bureaus and they
are affiliated with the Ameri-
can Farm Bureau in Washing-
ton, D.C.
"The Farm Bureau Federa-
tion speaks for all agricultural
commodities. They are the
voice of agriculture," Mr. Hill
said.


Mr. Hill told the Rotarians
that the federation is an advo-
cate for agricultural issues with
a government relations team
working to inform members of
the public about contributions
made by the agricultural com-
munity to the economy. He
went on to say that the govern-
ment affairs division of the fed-
eration concentrates on coun-
ty and local issues involving
natural resources and property
rights and that during regular
legislative sessions, staff mem-
bers travel to Tallahassee to
work on key issues with state
lawmakers.
Mr. Hill also described the
key roles that field service rep-
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Florida Farm Bureau Federation field representative Tom Hill
stands with new Rotary Club president Lonnie Kirsch and
Jim Mclnnes of Farm Bureau Insurance at Tuesday's Rotary
Club meeting.


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News Briefs

Homebuyer classes
held each Wednesday
OKEECHOBEE The USDA,
rural housing service, can now
loan up to $141,000 for housing
mortgages for very low and low-
income applicants.
For prequalification for this
loan, call (863) 763-3345 to reserve
your seat for one of our homebuyer
classes.
Classes are held on Wednes-
days, starting at 9 a.m.

Boy killed in
Tampa hit-and-run
TAMPA (AP) A man tried to
run over his ex-girlfriend with his
pickup on Monday, but instead hit
two children playing in a yard next
door, killing a 2-year-old boy and
injuring a 4-year-old girl, police
said.
Derrick McNeal, 36, fled the
scene and abandoned his red
Dodge pickup, Tampa police said.
He was previously wanted on
charges of aggravated stalking,
throwing a deadly missile into an
occupied vehicle and opposing an
officer without violence.
Police said McNeal saw his ex-
girlfriend Tosha Shoundra Mont-
gomery sitting outside a friend's
hcrse and tried to run her over.
*Instead, McNeal hit a car, ran
over a fence, drove through the
yard, hit the two children, bumped
Montgomery and crashed into the
house, police said.
Two-year-old Demontay J. Sim-
mons died at the scene and 4-year-
old Toshayla Hall was brought to
Tampa. General Hospital with
minor injuries, police said.
Montgomery was treated at the
scene for minor injuries.
Tampa police were searching
for McNeal with dogs and helicop-
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tion working with county com-
missions and water manage-
ment groups. "Eight field service
representatives from Tallahassee
link the state organization to the


county farm bureaus, and each
representative covers seven to
10 counties within the state," he
said.

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bureaus in each district. They
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In other Rotary business:
new Rotary Club president
Lonnie Kirsch presented Rotary
officer pins to president-elect
Chad Rucks, and new treasurer
Karen Bowers. Mr. Rucks will
take over as president at the end
of Ms. Kirsch's one-year term.
Rotary Club member and
former club president Mike
Costopoulos designated the first
Tuesday in July to be Rotary
Club president appreciation day,
which was meant to include cur-
rent and former club presidents.
Rotary Club meetings are
held every Tuesday at noon at
the Golden Corral Restaurant,
700 S. Parrott Avenue.
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commerce, private nonprofit cor-
porations and any combination
thereof.
As for funding sources, Mr.
Fruth said that sometimes schools
contribute to economic develop-
ment because it stimulates the tax
base and provides more money for
the schools. Another source for
funding he mentioned is a dedicat-
ed revenue stream. As an example,
he alluded to the sales tax program
' in Texas that is used to fund eco-
nomic development. As a result,
Mr. Fruth said Texas has one of the
finest economic development pro-
grams in the country.
He suggested a long-term com-
*. mitment to acquiring land for eco-
nomic development.
After listening to Mr. Fruth give
community leaders the benefit of
his extensive experience, partici-
pants gathered in small groups and
filled out a 21- page workbook
especially written for the summit
,, by Mr. Fruth. In it, participants listed
the forms of economic organiza-
tions that would be most success-
ful, rated economic incentives and
listed the strengths and weakness-
es of Okeechobee County as an
economic development site.
In addition to the workbook, in
state preparation of the summit, Mr.
rve on Fruth produced a 39-page eco-


nomic goal setting study that sets
reasonable goals for Okeechobee
County. He also provided a 183-
page four-section historical, com-
parative economic analysis of the
county.
As a result of information
gleaned from this meeting, Mr.
Fruth has developed the first draft
. of an economic development plan
tailored for the county.
That plan will soon be reviewed
by a committee of local business
leaders. Based on their recommen-
dations, the plan will be revised
and fine-tuned.
The final product will be pre-
sented to the community in a series
of meetings.
Mr. Fruth said the community
has to have an aggressive econom-
ic development program.
He said that Florida does not
have a favorable business climate
partially due to changing tax laws
and restrictive regulations.
Mr. Fruth has extensive experi-
ence in economic planning. Since
creating POLICOM in 1995, he has
evaluated more than 600 local
economies and created more than
150 community studies. Prior to
that, he served as vice president of
a major land development compa-
ny. He also served as mayor of Tif-
fin, Ohio, "
In addition, Mr. Fruth is the
author of the book "WHERE THE
MONEY IS America's Strongest
Local Economies."


Community Events

Legion sponsoring fundraiser
The American Legion Memorial Post 64, the Ladies Auxiliary
and the Sons of the Legion in conjunction with Environmental
Control are sponsoring a fundraiser. We ask that you donate your
used or empty laser printer 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 supplies for the needy school
children in the Okeechobee County School system. 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. Rooney at (863) 763-2950 or (863) 763-8971.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing to girls
and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential pregnancy
tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultrasound, parenting class-
es and abstinence education. Operating hours are from 10 a.m. until
4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Parenting classes are held at 7
p.m. on Tuesdays. We are located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the movie theatre. I fyou would like more information on this
or set an appointment for a free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-
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Patriot in waiting
Two year old Cameron waits while others in his group
prepare for the Independence Day activity at A Child's
World Child Care Center on Friday. Children in the dif-
ferent age groups made hats and flags and marched in a
parade to celebrate the holiday.


Arrest Log


The following individuals
were arrested on felony of Dri-
ving Un.Jer the Influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, the
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment, the Florida Highway
Patrol, the Department of Cor-
rections or the Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion.
Christopher Hatcher, 25,
N.E. 188th St., Miami, was
arrested June 30 by Deputy J.A.
Gracie on a warrant charging
him with violation of probation
- robbery. No bond was set
Randall Scott Ford, 31, N.E.
First Way, Okeechobee was


arrested June 30 by DOC's
Joseph Cracchiola on a charge
of violation of probation driv-
ing under the influence with
prior (third offense), and by
Deputy M. Stripling on Okee-
chobee County warrants charg-
ing him with lewd and lascivious
battery and sexual battery on a
child under 12 years of age.
Bond was set at $1,000,000.
Michael J. McCaslin, 23,
U.S. 441 S., Okeechobee, was
arrested June 30 by the Okee-
chobee City Police Department
on a charge of aggravated bat-
tery (causes great bodily.harm).
His bond was set at $7,500.
Jerald W. Hickman, 43,


Obituaries


Dale B. Doane
Dale B. Doane, age 87, of
Okeechobee, died Saturday, July
2, 2005 at his residence. Mr.
Doane was
born July 30,
1917 in Caddo
County, Okla.
and had ..;' .
served in the
U.S. Armv .
1944 to Nov.
1945. He was a
member of the Dale B. Doane
Masonic
Lodge, Eastern Star and High
Twelve Club. He enjoyed build-
ing furniture.
Survivors include his beloved
wife of' five years, Lillian R.
Doane of Okeechobee; sons,
John V. (Flora) Doane of Lexing-
ton, Va., Robert D. (Karin) Doune
of N. Troy, Vt. and Thomas L.
Doane of New York, N.Y.; daugh-
ter, Mary Lou (Richard) Ander-
son of Wesley Chapel; nine
grandchildren; and 12 great-
grandchildren.
Friends may call at the First
United Methodist Church, 200
N.W. Second St.on.Wednesday,
July 6, from 2 p.m. until funeral
service time at 4. A Masonic and
Eastern Star service will be con-
ducted at 6 p.m. at the Buxton
Funeral Home. Interment will be
in Quantico, Va.
In lien of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Big Lake Hospice, 309 N.W. Fifth
St., Okeechobee, Fla. 34972.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Ruby Benge New
Ruby Benge New, age 90, of
Okeechobee, died Thursday,
June 30, in Charlotte, N.C. She
was born Jan. 4, 1915 in Lincoln
County, Ky.,I
the third child
and second
daughter of
William M. .
and Anna J.
Benge.
Mrs. New
was school
teacher in Ken-
tucky and Indi- Ruby Benge
ana for over 40 New
years. She had
been a resident of Okeechobee
since 1975 and was a member of


the First Baptist Church of Okee-
chobee.
She was preceded in death by
her husband of 60 years, Emery
W. New.
Survivors include her daugh-
ters, Sharon Garmon of Charlotte,
N.C. and Cathy Williams of Okee-
chobee; grandchildren, Erica
(Ismael) Tijerina, Michael and
Leeann Jacobs of Okeechobee,
Jeffrey (Laura) Gannon of Geor-
gia and Melissa Gannon of North
Carolina; five great-grandchil-
dren; and two sisters, Elsie Comp-
ton of Royal Oak, Mich. and Eliza-
beth Dick of New Castle, Ind.
Friends may call at the First
Baptist Church, 401 S.W. Fourth
St. on Thursday, July 7, from 1
p.m. until funeral service time at
2 p.m. Interment will follow in
Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Jouellorene Janice
Matthews
Jouellorene Janice Matthews,
age 66, of Okeechobee, died Sun-
day, July 3, 2005 at Okeechobee
Health Care Facility. She was born
Oct. 22, 1938 in Franklin County,
Mo. Mrs. Matthews had been a
resident of Okeechobee for seven
years. She was an LPN who had
worked at several nursing homes
and the'Jefferson City Correction-
al Center.
Survivors include: her
beloved husband of 44 years,
Wallace Matthews of Okee-
chobee; sons, John L. (Diane)
Matthews-of Centertown, Mo.
and Michael (Chris) Matthews of
North Carolina; daughter, Patri-
,cia Sarkar of Jamestown, Mo.;
grandsons, Dakota Matthews of
Centertown, Mo. and Daniel
Sarkar of Jamestown, Mo.;
,granddaughter, Courtney
Matthews of Centertown, Mo.;
%and brother, Donald (Nancy)
Duncan of Fenton, Mo.
Funeral services and inter-
ment will be in Cole County, Mo.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
.The Alzheimer's Association, 919
N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1100,
Chicago, Ill. 60611-1676.
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of the Bux-
ton Funeral Home and Cremato-
ry.


Blossom Circle E., Lakeland,
was arrested June 30 by Deputy
Sam Thomas on a warrant
charging him with violation of
probation possession of
cocaine. No bond was set.
Andrea P. Walker, 34, S.R.
721, was arrested July 1 by the
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment on a charge of obtaining or
attempting to obtain a prescrip-
tion. Her bond was set at $1,000.
Michael Norman, 46, N.W.
59th Terrace, Okeechobee, was
arrested July 1 by Deputy M.
Stripling on a misdemeanor,
charge of violation of probation
- possession of drug parapher-
nalia and by Deputy S. Green on
a warrant charging him with
possession of cocaine (felony).
His total bond was set at $7,000.


Pauline Windham, 48, was
arrested July 3 by Deputy Willy
Post on a misdemeanor charge
of breach of peace and a felony
charge of possession of cocaine.
Her bond was set at $5,500.
Eulie L. Roberts III, 19, of
Port St. Lucie was arrested July 3
by Deputy C. Hans on a charge
of possession of cocaine. His
bond was set at $5,000.

This column lists arrests and
not convictions, unless other-
wise stated. Anyone listed here
who is later found innocent or
has had the charges against
them dropped is welcome to
inform this newspaper. The
information will be confirmed
and printed.


Dr. R. Kothalanka, MD
Located at 107 NE 19th Dr., Okeechobee, FL
is closing his private practice
effective July 31, 2005.
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P.O. box 2830, Tubacity, AZ 86045.


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TV Giveaway
Can someone check in to the Pop Warner football league?
They held a barbecue and they said an NFL player was going to
be there and he never showed up. I bought tickets for a TV and
the drawing was to be July 2, at the ROC and no one was there. If
they aren't having the drawing they should contact everyone and
return the money.
(Editor's Note: Thanks for calling. We contacted the Pop
Warner organizers and were told that the drawing will be held
July 9 in conjunction with player registration at Teen Town, 305
N. W Second St. The drawing was to be held at another facility,
but it is no longer available and that is why it was switched to
Teen Town. Player registrations will be held from noon until 4
p.m. The drawing will be at 2 p.m. The television to be given
away will be on display at Teen Town on Saturday, July 9, begin-
ning at noon.)

Cannon?
I was very surprised of the picture of the 50-caliber water
un/machine gun being called a cannon. Somebody doesn't know
a lot about guns if they think a 50-caliber machine gun is a cannon.

Storms
Well, it's July 5 and we have two active cyclones and the Corps
of Engineers and South Florida Water Management are going to
kill the lake by having it too high. It should be at least 3 feet lower
than it is. They have let the water rise at a dangerous rate.



Community Events

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 information.

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 byXi Nu Sigma, the Avon Park Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, is
scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, at Donaldson Park in Avon Park.
Proceeds from this fundraiser are used throughout the year for
community projects. Past proceeds have been used to purchase
canned goods and blankets for the Sun-Room, Avon Park Church
Service Center, scholarships and donations to the juvenile dia-
betes 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 Fri-
day, 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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Letter to the Editor


Infringement of
constitutional rights
U.S. Constitutional Amend-
mentV
"...Nor shall private property
be taken from public use with-
out just compensation."
U.S. Constitutional Amend-
ment IX
"The Enumeration in the
Constitution of certain rights
shall not be construed to deny or
disparage other retained by the
people."
These are rights guaranteed
by the Constitution of the United
States of America, yet are being
trampled on by the very same
who are supposed to be protect-
ing us from such abuses of
power and usurpations.
Now the government can
seize our private homes and turn
them over to other private citi-
zens for alleged economic bene-
fit of a community; other private
citizens being developers who
mow down everything in their
path to erect concrete high rises,
cram in as many people as possi-
ble, for the highest profit possi-
ble and then move on to do it
over again some place else.
The Supreme Court often
finds loopholes in order to inter-
pret the Supreme Law of the
land, the Constitution, to their
personal ideals.


Yet Amendment IX is clear
about not construing certain
rights as a means to deny other
rights. How is it that land grab-
bers are getting away with this?
Think it can't happen here?
Think again! The U.S. Supreme
Court says they can which
means it's legal in all 50 states.
It won't stop until there's not
a square inch of ground not
paved or covered in concrete.
Since when does such a thing
benefit a community?
Is it just compensation to
force a citizen off their property,
throw them a bone and use said
property to profit hundreds of
millions of dollars? Perhaps at
least 10 percent of all those prof-
its would be a bit more just.
This Fourth of July with your
belly full, some jingle in your
pocket and sparkler in hand you
might ask yourself how many of
your rights will be taken from
you before you no longer have a
reason to celebrate Indepen-
dence Day. We celebrate the
freedoms that others fought and
died to win for us and we seem
complacent when, one by one
those rights are abolished.
If we are willing to put up
with this we deserve what we
get.
Submitted by
LolaHassan


Upcoming Events


Wednesday
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Okeechobee Jaycees
would like to welcome all energetic young people between the ages
of 21 and 39, who are interested in working towards the betterment of
our community. For information, 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) meets 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 Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Alternative Lifestyle is meeting at the A.A. Clubhouse (Sobriety
in the Swamp), 50 U.S. 441 S.E., at the corner of U.S. 78 and U.S. 441.
For information, call (863) 763-5385.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the
Wal-Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to
show a car you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car
owners while you listen to the great oldies music.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at V.F.W.
Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are
invited. For information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meet every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the
Historical 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 interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
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 fel-
lowship 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 welcome. 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 questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-.
4923 for information.
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 there from 9 a.m. until noon.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage 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 Lambert at (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 or toreserve
your place in the group, call (863) 467-2321. Free respite care is avail-
able for your loved one while you are in group at Dunklin Assisted Liv-
ing/Adult Day Care, 407 N.W. Second Ave. For information about
respite care, call Lou at (863) 763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Any one who is caring for and ill family member is
welcome to join us. The group is facilitated by social workers and pro-
vides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, infor-
mation and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321


Courtesy photo/Monlca Clark
Looking Back...
In 1969 Glades Gas of Okeechobee went modem and
began using this fancy propane tanker for the delivery of
their propane gas to the residents of Okeechobee.



Community Events

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

Town hall meeting scheduled
U.S. Senator Bill Nelson will be in the chambers of the Okee-
chobee County Board of County Commissioners, 304 N.W. Sec-
ond St., on July 6 at 4:30 p.m. Come and hear the latest news
from Washington, D.C. For information, contact Sen. Nelson's
office at (561) 514-0189.

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

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

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

Church to show video
The First United Methodist Church will host a free family fun
event on July 9, from 9 a.m. until noon. Come join them in the
newest video of Veggie Tales Video: "Minnesota Cuke and the
Search for Samson's Hairbrush". The lesson is dealing with bul-
lies. 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 I
p.m. at the church. The awards ceremony and the closing pro-
gram will be held Sunday, July 17, at 11 a.m. by the children. For
information or transportation call (863) 763-2983, or (863) 467-
6654 after 4 p.m.

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

Big Lake Genealogy Society to meet
The Big Lake Genealogy Society will meet Tuesday, July 12, at
the Okeechobee County Public Library, 206 S.W. 16th St., at 7
p.m. Anyone interested in tracing their family history is encour-
aged to attend. Membership is $15 annually. Visitors are wel-
come. For information, call (863) 467-2036.

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

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 problem 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.

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 chil-
dren by calling the church office at (863) 357-6500 from 9 a.m.


until noon.






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Sports Briefs

Grid conditioning program under way
Summer conditioning sessions have begun at Okeechobee High
School for the Brahman football team.
The sessions will be from 4 until 6 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays,
Thursday and Fridays throughout the summer. Anyone intending
to try out for the football team in the fall should attend these condi-
tioning sessions.
For information, call the Brahman field house at (863) 462-5050
and leave a message and an assistant coach will return the call.

OCRA football sign-ups planned
The Okeechobee Citizens Recreation Association (OCRA) will
hold their fall football sign-ups Aug. 6, 13 and 20 from 9 a.m. until 2
p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W Second St.
Parents or guardians are required to accompany athletes. A copy
of the athlete's birth certificate will also be required at registration.
OCRA football is not associated with Pop Warner football.
The regular OCRA monthly meeting will take place July 7 at 7:30
p.m. at Teen Town. The public is invited.

Youth football sign ups planned
Sign-ups for the new Pop Warner football league and cheerlead-
* ing program will take place July 9 and 16 at Teen Town from noon.
* until p.m.
Parents must provide copies of the child's birth certificate, their
most recent report card and a current physical at registration: The
cost of registration will be $75.
For information contact James Shockley at (863) 634-3482,
Albion Crowell at (863) 697-2576 or Kristen Barker at (863) 697-
6073.


YMS hosting basketball camp
The next summer basketball session at Yearling Middle School
will be July 11-15, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. This session will be for
,ixth- to eighth-grade students.
The cost for either camp will be $40 per camper.
For information contact YMS at (863) 462-5056.

Sheriff's office hosts golf tourney
The Crime Prevention Unit of the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office will host the second annual Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers
golf tournament on July 16 at the Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club.
The cost is $50 per player or $180 for a team of four. The event
will be a four-person, best-ball scramble format, and will get
under way at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start.
Prizes will be awarded for first, second and last place, closest
to the pin and longest drive.
Treasure Coast Harley Davidson will donate a Harley Davidson
motorcycle for a hole-in-one.
Lunch will be provided immediately following the tourna-
ment.

Baptist church hosts sports camp
The [i --i i:,p i' ,1,'N.ii-k.3.10 FifthAvye., will host a sports
camp I._,, iidri ,h i.' I''iv.rJ.., July 18, through Thursday, July
21.
The camp time will be from 6 until 8:30 p.m. each day.
Children entering grades one through six are invited. There
will be games, drama, music, sports, snacks and Bible stories.
For information, call (863) 467-7625.


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Handmade patriotism
Yankee Doodlers showed off their patriotism with handmade flags and other crafts for
the Independence Day celebration on Friday at A Child's World Child Care Center.


Turtle walks
Petey, a Loggerhead turtle, swims in a tank Tuesday, June
22, in Juno Beach. Sea turtles are declining in numbers but
the popularity is growing for guided turtle walks, where
beachgoers can watch a turtle emerge from the water and
lay her eggs.


A nest of turtle eggs, are seen with the help of a flashlight,
Wednesday, June 22, in Juno Beach. Only one sea turtle
out of 10,000 will reach adulthood, compared with one out
of three bottlenose dolphins. That's largely because the
mother turtle never returns to her nest, leaving her three-
inch-long hatchlings to find their way out of their soft
shells, into the water and away from the many predators
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South Carolina span opens; celebrations planned
By Bruce Smith planned a weeklong celebration an and bike lane which offers will belit for the first time.
Associated Press Writer leading up to the opening of the stunning viewsof the harbor and July 16, a ceremony will be
span that dominates the is expected to become something held in the morning before the
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Charleston skyline and is expect- of a tourist attraction in its own bridge opens to traffic.
This month's planned opening of ed to stand for a century. right in this city known for One ramp from U.S. 17 on the
the longest cable-stayed bridge in The bridge will be open Satur- tourism. Mount Pleasant side won't imme-
North America will be accompa- day and Sunday for pedestrians. July 11, there will be a $200-a-. diately open because of ramps
nied by fireworks, a black-tie gala That's something people did ticket black-tie gala on the bridge needed to get traffic to the exist-
and a chance for people to walk when the older of the existing with music by the Charleston ing bridges. But that ramp is
the entire 3-mile length of the twin bridges, the John Grace Symphony Orchestra. The bridge expected to open within 48 hours
span. Memorial Bridge, opened in 1929. deck is about 200 feet above the of the bridge opening.
The $632 million Ravenel This time, visitors will be able water. The Ravenel Bridge, with its
Bridge, which opens July 16, to walk along the eight traffic July 14, there will be a fire- diamond-shaped, 570-foot-tall
replaces two. aging, cantilever lanes. But unlike the narrow works display with some fire- towers, has a main span of 1,546
bridges that spanned the Cooper Grace bridge, it won't be the last works being shot from a mile- feet, 20 feet longer than the Alex
River between Charleston and time people will have a chance to long section of the new bridge as Fraser Bridge in Victoria, British
Mount Pleasant. walk across the span. well as from barges in the harbor. Columbia, which had been the
Transportation officials have The new bridge has a pedestri- Afterward, the bridge's cables longest on the continent.


Experts head to ship grounded at Hawaiian marine reserve


By Audrey McAvoy
Associated Press Writer
HONOLULU (AP) The U.S.
Coast Guard said it was sending
experts to assess and cope with
any environmental damage to the
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
marine reserve after a ship ran
aground on a remote atoll there
over the weekend.
A Coast Guard C-130 plane hov-


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ted a light sheen extending about a
half-mile from the vessel, but
authorities haven't been -able to
determine whether the discolored
area was an oil spill or something
else.
The ship ran aground at the
Pearl and Hermes Atoll near the
western end of a coral reef reserve
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Midway. The reserve is home to
endangered monk seals and sea
turtles.
The Coast Guard said National
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leave Oahu Tuesday morning will
supply an assessment of the acci-
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 6, 2005


Anniversary


Spotlight on Okeechobee


Courtesy photos
Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Stratton on their wedding day.


Jimmy and
Judy Stratton
Jimmy and Judy Stratton of
Okeechobee, will celebrate their
45th anniversary on July 7. They
were married July 7, 1960 by Rev-


erend Mickey Evans at the
Methodist Church of Okee-
chobee.
They have two sons Jimbo
(Denise) Stratton and Rodney
(Becky) Stratton; and, three
grandchildren, Nikki, Nat and
Josie Beth.


Tootsie Roll
drive big success
Every year the Knights of
Columbus holds a Tootsie Roll
drive with the money going to
some charity program of their
choice. This year's check went to
the Associate Rehabilitation Center
of Okeechobee.
In order for the Tootsie Roll
charity drive to be successful the
past Grand Knight, Jim Bryan had
to be sure to put the project into the
hands of two good organizers and
that's just what happened. Rick
Canevari was named chairman
and John Buccino co-chairman.
Both are members of the Saint
Theresa of the Child Jesus Mission
Church, (KofC) Council #11284 at
Buckhead Ridge. Rick and John
made contact with the main gro-
cery stories, Wal-Mart, Publix,
Winn Dixie and U-Save to stand at
their store entrances to pass out
Tootsie Rolls for a donation. To the
four store managers the Council
says thank you very much. Without
help the drive would not have
taken place. Other members help-
ing out were Bill Casian and Jack
Solloway.
Helping the Knights with this
drive was also staff and clients from
(ARC) and they did an outstanding
job. Staff members were Brenda
Byrd, Jeannie Bramlett, Klyi O'Ber-
ry, Pat Spires and Elizabeth Fox.
Clients were Thomas Gorney, Mary
Jo Solloway, Judy Carter, Lucy
Wendt, Robert Johnston, Bill Bai-
ley, Nathan Perdue, Rick Grieves
and Leonard Bain. There was also
one volunteer Ms. Francie Grieves.
Without your help the drive would
not have taken in $998.50, thank
you.
Jeannie sent a letter to Rick,
which stated, that the (ARC) would
like to thank the (K of C) for their
support. The drive was a great out-
ing for our clients as they all had a
wonderful time.
This was truly a community
effort. Why do I say that, well we
have one more group to thank, the
citizens of the Okeechobee com-
munity that contributed their hard
earned money for this worthwhile
community project. The Knights of
Columbus of Council #11284 sure
hopes you enjoyed your Tootsie
Rolls.
In appreciation
Words are difficult to find to
express our appreciation to all the
folks who turned out for our Def-
con 4 Travel Benefit Show at the
American Legion in Okeechobee.
If you were there, please accept
our most gracious thanks for lend-
ing a hand and some of your funds
to our efforts for Defcon 4. My hero
of the night was Don Monbeck
who not only made two or three
trips to get stuff we needed, he
donated his $47 50-50 win to the
Defcon 4 Fund. He also kept me
from losing my cool once or twice.
Was it worth the sweat and
worry? You bet! My figures show
we raised $804 for Defcon 4 thanks
to a $100 check from the Naples
Chapter.
They told me they now have
enough funds to make the trip to
SLC. And they did a great job
singing for us. I think they will do
well at contest. We will sure be
rooting for them. Our best count
was 70 attendees.

Births


Pedro Espada, V


Amanda Arnold and
Nathan Liscomb
Roland and Brenda Arnold of
Okeechobee are proud to
announce the engagement of
their daughter Amanda Arnold
to Nathan Liscomb of Okee-
chobee.
The prospective groom is the
son of Scott and Jeannette Smet
of Okeechobee.


Courtesy photo


The wedding is planned for
July 9, 2005, at Grace Brethren
Church at 5 p.m.
The bride-to-be is a 2002
graduate of Okeechobee High
School and attends IRCC. She is
currently employed with Dr.
Kureshi.
The groom is a 2002-graduate
of Okeechobee High School and
is currently employed with Eddie
Accardi Dodge.


Pedro Espada, V
Christina and Pedro Espada, V
of Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their son
Pedro Juan Espada, VI.
He was born June 19, 2005, at
Florida Hospital in Sebring. He
weighed 6-pounds, 6-ounces and
was 20-inches long at birth.
Pedro was welcomed home
by Elexxus and Mia.
His maternal grandparents are
Judy and Tom Whitten of
Greenville, Mich. Paternal grand-
parents are Rosa and Pedro Espa-
da, IV of Okeechobee and great-
grandmother is Joyce Davis of
Okeechobee.

Maria Landaverde.
Teresa Badillo of Okeechobee
is proud to announce the birth of
her daughter, Maria Landaverde.
She, was born at Highlands
Regional Medical Center and
weighed 6-pounds, 9-ounces and
was 19-inches long at birth.
Her maternal grandparents are
Alvardo and Linda Landaverde.


Courtesy photo
This check for $719.15 was presented to Nancy Zeigler-executive director of the ARC (cen-
ter) by the Knights of Columbus members (left to right) Isidoro Estrada-treasurer, Jeannie
Bramlett-administrative assistant and Grand Knight-David R. Alford.


They came from West Palm
Beach, Naples, Ft. Meyers, Engle-
wood, Sun City, Ft. Lauderdale,
Bartow, Sarasota, Lake City,
Gainesville, Jacksonville, Orlando,
Lake Placid, Sebring, and I bet I
have left someone off this list.
Quartets attending were; Last
Call from Orlando and Jacksonville,
although their uniforms left some-
thing to be desired (don't have any
as yet). They did an excellent enter-
taining job, considering the short
time together with their two new
members. I think they are to be
reckoned with at the first contest
they enter.
Defcon 4, 1 think they will be
very good representatives of the
Sunshine District, we wish them
the best. They are four fine young
barbershoppers and I enjoyed their
company most of the day. They
made a guest appearance at our
Mexican Restaurant "Los Cocos"
and sang a couple of songs to an
astounded small audience of about
15 waitresses and the owner. Not to
mention the rewards of being the
host, my biggest thrill was being
taught a new Tag by Defcon's Ban
Jimmy Kite. I almost learned it.
Four great young men, and singers.
With Travis Crew, a vocal music
major. If they stick together, I
believe they will be a great quartet
sometime in the future.
Serenade, our mike testers,
another brand new quartet did a
very entertaining job, and will get to
be well known around the district if
they choose to do so. Great bunch
of guys. Thanks to Glen Moon and
his group.
And of course, Our MC-Marty
Henry, I think he is one of the
founders, or the founder of the
Englewood Chapter, did an excel-
lent job of trying to keep our bunch
of barbershoppers inline, in spite of
all my interruptions.


Since we do not have a chorus
in Okeechobee, It was a real thrill to
sing in the middle of about 25 or 30
barbershop harmony singers and
sing our theme song "Keep the
Whole World Singing" with
my good friend Lee Frayer direct-
ing. Thanks Lee for all your help.
I know I speak for the rest of our
quartet, when I say it was a thrill


and pleasure to try and put some
help where it was needed and
appreciated.
Thanks Defcon 4 for giving us
the chance to assist your quartet,
and remember don't sweat the
small stuff and do what you know
you can do.
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 6, 2005


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, FirstAid, 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 :a the community. Once a year, agencies request funds through a
grantprocess. 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
vc unteers 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, Mon-
day through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are
also looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board
member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate
well with the public and should be able to seek support from city
and county officials, business executives and other organizations.
Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for informa-
tion.

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

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

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


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Summer Play Camp schedule announced
Sign-ups for Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation's 2005 Sum-
mer 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: Dou-
glas 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 activities. Special rates have been set
at $25 per week for a child on the reduced school lunch program, and
$10 per week for a child on the free school lunch program within the
Okeechobee County School system for the 2004/2005 school year. A
letter of participation from Okeechobee County School Food Service
must be presented at the time of registration in order to qualify for
these special rates. Extended hours of 7:30 until 8:30 a.m. and 4:30
until 5:30 p.m. will be available at both the Okeechobee Civic Center
and Teen Town Center for an additional fee of $10 per week, per partic-
ipant.

Swimming pool hours announced
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool hours of opera-
tion 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 Fri-
day from 4 until 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., Sunday
from 1 until 5 p.m. The pool is not open during school hours. For infor-
mation, 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 Voluntary
Prekindergarten (VPK) program. Eligible children must live in Florida
and be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the 2005-06 school year. Par-
ents can find the registration form online at www.vpkflorida.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 Friday from 9 a.m. until noon; a martial arts class held Tuesday
through Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday afternoon from 3
until 4 p.m.; Boy Scouts meet every Monday from 6 until 8 p.m.; Immi-
gration' Assistance is available on the third Thursday of every month
from 1 until 5 p.m.; and, soccer is every Tuesday and Thursday
evenings.






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OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
NOTICE OF FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR HOUSING
ASSISTANCE THROUGH THE STATE HOUSING
INITIATIVE PARTNERSHIP (SHIP) PROGRAM
Okeechobee County has received $350,000 for the SFY 2005/2006 SHIP Program.
The funds are budgeted as follows:
Purchase Assistance / Inspections / Repairs $235,000
Rehabilitation / Inspections / Code Violation Repairs $ 80,000
Grant Administration $ 35,000
Applications will be accepted for the following programs:
Purchase Assistance: Funds allocated to this program will provide assistance to
income eligible households to purchase existing homes that are in need of repair or
new homes that are to be constructed. The County will provide down payment and
closing cost assistance through deferred payment loans to eligible homebuyers that
meet program requirements. Preference will be given to very-low and low income
families, handicap and elderly households. The amount of assistance provided is
based on the household income and actual need. Funds are available to purchase
existing homes and to construct new homes, including lot, costing no more than
$131,500. The minimum required contribution to be paid by the SHIP applicant is 1%
of the lesser of the sales price or appraised value.
The maximum awards for the Purchase Assistance Program are as follows:
Very-low income $25,000
Low Income $15,000
Moderate Income $ 8,000
Rehabilitation Assistance: Funds allocated to this program will provide assistance to
income eligible households to rehabilitate owner-occupied, single family dwellings to
a condition that brings the structure into compliance with the current FBC Plumbing
Code, FBC Mechanical Code, FBC Standard Building Code, Standard Housing Code
and the National Electrical Code adopted by Okeechobee County. Preference will be
given to very-low and low-income, handicap and elderly households. The amount of
assistance provided is based on the household income and actual need.
Under requirements of the State Housing Initiative Partnership Program (SHIP) the
County is required to provide a minimum of 30% of the housing funds to very low income
households and a total of 60% to low and/or very-low income households. Additionally,
the SHIP Program may NOT be used to purchase or rehabilitate mobile homes.
2005 INCOME LIMITS FOR PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY:
Household Size Very Low Income Low Income Moderate Income
1 Person $15,100 $24,200 $36,240
2 Person $17,300 $27,650 $41,520
3 Person $19,450 $31,100 $46,680
4 Person $21,600 $34,550 $51,840
5 Person $23,350 $37,300 $56,040
6 Person $25,050 $40,100 $60,120
7 Person $26,800 $42,850 $64,320
8 Person $28,500 $45,600 $68,400

Appointments will begin on Wednesday, August 3, 2005 between the hours of 9:00
a.m. and 4:00 p.m. For the Purchase Assistance Program all applicants MUST be pre-
qualified for a mortgage prior to setting an appointment to apply for SHIP assistance.
If you are interested in participating in the SHIP Program and would like to set an
appointment, please call Linda at (863) 763-6731.

Funds are awarded on a "First-ready. First-served" basis.


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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 6, 2005 ,1


At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, July 1,
through Thursday, July 7, are as
follows:
Theatre I "War of the Worlds"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:30, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Theatre II "Batman Begins"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "Herbie Fully
Loaded" (PG) Showtimes: Friday
at 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Mon-
day at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County
Public Library has announced a
new service for those patrons
with e-mail accounts. You can
join the Chapter-A-Day Online
Book Club sponsored by the
Friends of the Okeechobee
County Library. All you need to
do is visit the library's web page
at www.heartlineweb.org/oke
and choose the link to the Online
Book Club. Simply follow the
directions on the page. You will
start receiving chapters from
popular books in your daily e-
mail. After you have read two or
three chapters from a book, you
will begin receiving chapters
from a new one. Each Monday
you will start a new book. There
is no charge for this service. You
don't even need a library card.
All you need is an e-mail address
and five minutes a day to sample
the wonderful world of reading

Subsidized childcare
enrollment under way
The Okeechobee, County
School Readiness Coalition is
currently enrolling eligible chil-
dren into subsidized childcare.
The program is currently serving
children age birth to kinder-
garten age. Both parents must
be working or attending some
type of school or training. There
is an income limit based on fam-
ily size. Call 1-(866) 273-6340 to
be placed on the waiting list.

Food Pantry
has re-opened
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church Food Pantry is open
again. We are located at 312 N.
Parrott Ave. in the back parking
lot of the church. Our temporary
gray box is stocked and ready for
anyone who needs food. All you
need is an I.D. The hours of
operation are Tuesday, Wednes-
day and Thursday from 9 a.m.
until noon.

Make a difference
through mentoring
Making a difference through
mentoring needs you! You can
make a difference in the life of a
teen by mentoring. Adolescence
is a time of risk and opportunity.
The youth in Okeechobee Coun-
ty need you. If you have a caring
heart and one hour a week to
share in the life of a teen, you
can be a mentor. For informa-
tion, call Toni Doyle at (863) 462-
5863.
FPL program helps
with emergency funds
The American Red Cross
Okeechobee Branch is a Care to
Share Partner Agency. The Care
to Share Program is sponsored
by FPL and is designed to pro-
vide emergency assistance-
funds to customers who are in a
crisis situation and unable to pay
their electric bill. To find out if


you qualify for Care to Share
assistance please stop by the
American Red Cross Office at
323 N. Parrott Ave. or call (863)
763-2488. The Care to Share
office hours are Monday,
Wednesday and Friday from 8:30
a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
One Stop Center
lists job openings
If you're looking for a job,
look at the One Stop Career Cen-
ter, 209 S.W. Park St. In the past
60 days, 33 companies have list-
ed 43 jobs and 45 people have
been hired. The center is open
from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday
through Friday.


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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
Level 1 Asphalt Tech
Class A & B Truck Drivers
Apply in person M-F,
9am-4pm, 503 NW 9th St.
or fax resume with salary
requirements to
863-763-7379
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
DFWP
Now Hiring for. 2005 Postal
P o s i t i o n s
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
Benefits/Paid
Training and Vacations No Ex-
perience Necessary
(800)584-1775 Reference
5600.
PLANT
OPERATIONS MANAGER
Must have experience in
Concrete & Asphalt
operations. Fax resume with
salary requirements to:
863-763-7379. DFWP
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits,
401K. Trainees Welcome.
Miami area- exp. req. 21 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.
Sign-Up Bonus
We are now accepting
applications for Cashier, Fuel
Attendant and Wrecker Driver
positions. Training will be
provided for responsible
people. We offer good pay,
rewarding work, benefits
and mileage reimbursement.
For a limited time, qualified
applicants who are hired will
receive a $200 sign-up
bonus. Apply at Ft. Drum
Citgo mm 184 Fl. Turnpike.
863-763-9383. DFWP


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* GULF HARVESTING, INC.
I I
* LOOKING FOR A HARVESTING
I SUPERVISOR I
2 TO 3 YEARS EXPERIENCE
BILINGUAL A PLUS |
* INTERESTED FAX RESUMES TO
| 239-369-2267 I

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Superintendent for Heavy
Highway / Underground
Utility Contractor. West
Palm Beach. Min 5 yrs. experi-
ence in Grading & Under-
ground, Public & Private
A MUST. Salary commensu-
rate with experience. Com-
pany paid benefits.
(561)682-0706 or fax resume
c/o (561)682-0985.
TRACTOR PARTS
COUNTER POSITION
FT Long Term
For Ag. Tractor Parts Sales.
Will Train
Benefits Available.
Thompson Tractor Co.
Orange Ave., Ft. Pierce.
(772)460-9040 ask for Brian
TRAVEL NURSES Or Nurses
Who Want Travel! Suwannee
Medical Personnel Would
like to have YOU on their Trav-
el Team! RN's to travel from
Flodrida and as
far as Alaska for 13wk Assign-
ments. We offer great bene-
fits license
reimbursements, housing,
travel, and more. Please fax
resumes toll free
(866)389-0208 or email
tthompson@suwannee-
medical.com.
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


CHILOCARE 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
SECURITY MONITOR
Part Time to answer phones
and monitor front lobby.
GLADES HEALTH
CARE CENTER
Pahokee, Florida
Call: 561-924-5561
Fax: 561-924-9466
Equal Opportunity Employer


Financial++



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




#1 CASH COW! 90 Vending
Machine units/You OK Loca-
tions Entire Business
$10,670 Hurry!
(800).836-3464 #B02428.
ALL CASH CANDY ROUTE Do
you earn $800/day? 30 Ma-
chines, Free Candy All for
$9,995. (888)629-9968
B02000033. CALL US: We
will not be undersold!


The most important

20 minutes of your day

is the time spent reading

with your child from

birth to age nine.


$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 20051 Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)856-9591 Ext #113.
LOG HOME DEALERS WANT-
ED Great Earning Potential,
Excellent Profits,
Protected Territory, Lifetime
Warranty. American Made -
Honest Value. Call
Daniel Boone Log Homes
(888)443-4140.
NONI JUICE God made it,
we sell it. Fortunes being
created. Forfree CD
Call (888)787-5856.

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true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
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you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
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long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
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we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

Professional Vending Route
and Equipment. Brand name
products, all sizes. Financing
available w/$7,500 Down.
877 ) 8 43 87 26
B02002-37).
PROFIT NOW! With Your own
Landscape Curbing Busi-
ness Full Training/Support
Complete Business System
CURB APPEAL USA, INC.
(800)710-2872 Distributors
Needed! (Se Habla Espanol).



$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005! Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)785-6360 Ext #75.
FREE $$ CASH $$ GRANTS!
For 2005. Never repay. For
Personal Bills! Home
buying! School New Busi-
ness! $5,000-$500,000.
Live Operators!
(800)860-2187
Ext#116.
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


Services



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




O'CONNELL
CONSTRUCTION
SERVICES,1INC.
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Aluminum Roof Over
(863)634-2044
Get a quick response to any
item you may be selling
with a classified ad.


DIVORCE$275-$350*COV-
ERS children, etc. Only one
signature required!
*Excludes govt. fees!lCall
weekdays (800)462-2000,
ext.600.(Bam-7pm)
Divorce Tech. Established
1977.


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




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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 52')
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 5u
Drapes, Liense & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 300'
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/'Lights 6-10
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies '
Equipment 665
PetsSupplies.
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 6395
Sewing Machines 701)
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television,-Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys 9 Games 730
V Rs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


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


AUTH WWII NEW GUINEA
WAR CLUB- asking $ 750
or best offer.
(863)675-2624.
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


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BUNK BEDS Wooden
Very good condition $65
(863)983-2428
CHINA CABINET, 1930 Early
American, solid maple, slight
damage, $125, 600 NW
17th St.
CHINA CABINET- Solid, very
nice and heavy, $50 or best
offer. (863)467-6434.
DINETTE SET- table &
chairs, glass table, $350 or
best offer. (863)697-1702.
DRESSER- 8 drawer with mir-
ror. Good condition. $200.
Please call (239)462-3036
LOVE SEAT almost new, ex-
cellent condition, tan floral
$200 (863)635-4690
LOVE SEAT-Oversized, dual
recliner, Burgundy leather,
like new, $550. neg.
(863)634-9620 Okee area
LOVESEAT Pulls out to bed,
pastel floral $150 or best
offer (863)357-3633
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
ROUND OAK TABLE- with 2
chairs, 36" round, leaf, $50
or will separate.
(863)763-1059.
SWIVEL ROCKERS (2) Bur-
gundy and mauve, good
condition, $100 will sell sep.
(863)227-6210.
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


DINING ROOM TABLE 2
Pedestals, leaf, 4 chairs,
Good condition. Beautiful i iI0
Piece. $200.
(302)492-3488 EASY GO GOLF CART 1984,
Complete rebuilt engine.
HALL TREE- Oak, with bench. Good condition. $2000.
Umbrella holder & hat (863)692-2229.
hooks. $1000. GOLF CART- Lincoln Town-
(772)489-6837 car, Good cond. Lights & ra-
RESTORATION & REPAIRS dio $1200. Or best offer.
of Antique furniture. 763-4149or 561-758-4337
CUSTOM CABINETRY WORK CART- 4 seater, bed w/
Quality service. lift gate, 36V charger, work
Call (863)763-4149 or pleasure. Good condition,
or (561)758-4337 $925. (863)697-2033.


WEDNESDAY PRIME TIME


CAROUSEL ORGAN- '60's, by
Allen, w/attachments, great
cond. $750 neg.
(863)801-6149.
DULCIMER, Wooden, Hand-
crafted. Like new. Includes
case. Must sell! $275. or
best offer. (863)467-8548
I AM LOOKING FOR- Violin-
Fiddler Teacher in the Glades
or Hendry County area.
(863)675-1968.


COCKATIEL'S (11) Grown
birds. $330 for all, will sep.
(772)597-5387
COLUMBIAN BOA
41/2 ft long, w/ aquarium. $75
or best offer (239)867-1558
FINCHES-(5) hand fed, $30
QUAKERS (2) $170 for both,
will sell separate.
(863)673-2483.
JACK RUSSELL Female.
$100. (863)357-2494.
JACK RUSSELL, Male, 1 yr.,
Tri-color, C.K.C. Reg. Long
legged. Good w/kids. $100
(863)763-2749/610-9812
JACK RUSSELL PUPPIES
Both parents on premises.
3 males. Shots & Wormed.
$200.863-673-5370 LaBelle
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



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


FREEZER, GE, Upright, with
warranty (in home service),
$250. (863)452-5490
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'x16'.
Never assembled. Complete.
Will deliver in Okeechobee
area. $9500 (863)824-8787
BUILDING SALE! "Rock Bot-
tom Prices!" FINAL CLEAR-
ANCE! 20x30 Now $2900.
30x40 $5170. 40x50 $8380.
40x60 $10,700. 50x100
$15,244. Many Others.
Ends/accessories optional.
Pioneer (800)668-5422.
FLORIDA BUILDING BLOW-
OUT FL PRODUCT AP-
PROVED 30 X 40, 40 X 60,
40 X100
LIMITED OFFER
(800)300-2470 EXT 4
allbldg.com



METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock
with all Accessories. Quick
turn around! Delivery
Available Toll Free
(888)393-0335.
WINDOWS (6) Double hung
aluminum w/screens
30"x60", $150 for all or will
separate (863)357-8788



EXERSAUCER, BOY BABY
CLOTHES 0-15months.,
Lots of toys, etc. $75 for all,
will sep. 302-447-1141



ROSENTHAL- 8 place setting,
W/Wheat design, gold trim,
Incl. all addl serving pcs.
New, $700. 863-357-2233


WEDDING DRESS- Mary's In-
formal Collection, Ivory,
new, never worn, Euro size
18, $250 (863)675-2624.


PORCH ROCKER- Old, Alumi-
num & wood. With redwood
finish. $10. (863)983-1848
Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards: Over 300,
some very valuable. $150
for all, will sep.
(863)824-6781



DELL COMPUTER- Windows
XP, 256 MB Ram, Monitor,
Keyboard, Mouse & Lots of
games $150 863-843-0158.
FAX MACHINE New, only
used a couple times, good
condition $110
(863)801-3358

'Furitur 061


BUSHMASTER CARBINE-
AR-15, standard stock, ext.
charging handle/custom trig-
ger $800 863-634-9494
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-
dle rifle Commerative
1866-1966, 30-30, $1000
(863)-447-0058.



HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
Teeter Rotation Hang Up Ta-
ble: For proper body align-
ment. Never used. New!
$250. neg. (863)467-8548



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
HANDICAPPED SCOOTER-
runs good, with charger,
$350 (863)763-6630.,
HOSPITAL BED- Invacare,
electric, new matt, plus air
matt w/pump incId. $900
neg. (863)655-3436.
WHEEL CHAIR CARRIER,
Heavy Duty, Tilt & Ramp.
$350 (863)467-1761


ABSOLUTELY NO COST TO
YOU!! BRAND NEW POWER
WHEELCHAIRS AND
SCOOTERS.CALL
TOLL FREE (800)843-9199
24 HOURS A DAY TO SEE IF
YOU QUALIFY.
EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Business, *Parale-
gal, *Computers. Job
Placement Assistance. Com-
puter & Financial aid if quali-
fy. (866)858-2121
www.tidewatertechon-
line.com.
GLASS SHOWCASES (2)-
$150 or will sell separate,
call 863-763-8707 or see at
620 S Parrott Ave.
Run your ad STATEWIDE!!!
For only $450 you can place
your 25 word
classified ad in over 150
newspapers throughout the
state reaching over 5
MILLION readers. Call this
newspaper or Advertising
Networks of Florida at
(866)742-1373. Visit us on-
line at www.florida-classi-
fieds.com. Display ads
also available.

;Mus ^IicI
Instrumebts 066


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



COLORED TV's- RCA 32",
Samsung 27", & Advent 27",
$485. Will sep. Call for de-
tails. Okee 305-304-4538
OUTSIDE TV ANTENNA Com-
plete w/mast & rotor. Good
shape. $150 or best offer.
(863)467-8856


GENERATOR 5500 watts, 110
& 220 volts, electric start,
batt. charger, like new cond.
$1150 (863)467-4328
WELDER, Electric, Miller, Blue
Star 2E. & Small electric air
compressor on 2 wheel trail-
er. $1500 (863)675-8074



Vacuum with Shampooer,
Rainbow, hypoallergenic,
new $2300, asking $500,
600 NW 17th St.


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


Agriculture i



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 B35
Horses 8-30
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry 'Supplies 861
Seeds Plants'
Flowers 865



APPALOOSA GELDING, broke,
asking $800 or best offer.
(772)201-7633
HARNESS, Single horse,
leather, never used, used to
pull a wagon, $125.
(863)675-4098
HORSE- Male gelding, thor-
oughbred, 11yrs, Gentle,
Shots. Saddle & bridle.
$1500. neg. (239)369-8555
MARE, 5 yrs. old. Not broke,
14._3. ,l.H arLd.s,.. $5-00,
(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 mis. from
Okeechobee City. Call Tony
@ (561)721-5770


America! Large, estate-size
parcels, gentle slope
to water, gorgeous woods,
panoramic views. Paved
roads, county water,
utilities. Lake access from
$29,900. Low financing. Call
now (800)564-5092 x
215 "restrictions apply".
GRAND OPENING Winding
River Preserve II July 30 &
31. Ocala/Gainesville
Area. 20 Acres from
$195,000. 100 Acres from
$450,000. New semi-private
gated community featuring
parcels w/ frontage on the
Wacassassa River.
Gorgeous woodlands teeming
w/ deer & turkey. SAVE up
to $20,000! Great
financing. Call toll-free
866)352-2249, x 517 or
Ilandbargains.com.


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


HOUSE FOR RENT
3 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$900 per month
1st, Last, $500 Security
Call 863-763-2262
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.
Inc Cable 63-697-1989

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



OKEE- By Owner, 4BR, 2BA,
CBS, metal roof 1903 SW
3rd Ave. $210K Cash or
best offer (863)697-1897


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. @
021 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.


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



ATTENTION INVESTORS: Wa-
terfront lots in the Foothills
of NC. Deep water
lake with 90 miles of shore-
line. 20% redevelopment
discounts and 90%
financing. NO PAYMENTS for
1 year. Call now for best se-
lection.
www.nclakefrontpro per-
ties.com (800)709-LAKE.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. MUST SEE THE BEAUTI-
FUL PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS
OF
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS.
Homes, Cabins, Acreage &
Investments. Cherokee
Mountain Realty GMAC Real
Estate, Murphy www.chero-
keemountainrealty.com Call
for Free Brochure
(800)841-5868.
Berrien County, Georgia ---
327 +/- acres, Excellent
recreation and
hunting property. Worth
County, Georgia --- 369 +/-
acres. Outdoorsman dream
property. For more information
-- State-Wide Realty & Auc-
tion (866)700-7253
or www.state-wideauc-
fion.com.
GEORGIA COAST- Large
wooded access, marshfront
& golf course homesites.
Gated with tennis, kayaking, &
canoeing. Limited
availability- mid $70's &
up. Call today (877)266-7376.
Grand Opening! Lakefront
Acreage from $69,900. Pay
NO Closing Costs*! July
30 & 31. Spectacular new wa-
terfront community on one
of the largest &
cleanest mountain lakes in


COMMERCIAL MOWER-
Snapper, 48" deck, joystick
handle, needs fan clutch,
$650 neg. (863)467-8250
EDGER, MCLANE, 3 hp., 4
wheel, B & S Engine w/2extra
blades. Only 10 hours, like
new. $175 (863)983-4397
FERTILIZER SPREADER
holds up to 150lbs, tow be-
hind, mechanical wheel
$225 (863)675-2969
LAWN MOWER Craftsman
42" cut, new blades, battery &
belts w/ weedeater. $400
both (863)697-6446
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


BABY DUCKS: For Sale
(863)467-3841
FAINTING GOAT, Exotic, Ten-
nessee, black & white, make
great pets or lawnmowers,
150. (863)675-4098


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


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