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Vol. 96 No. 193 Tuesday, July 12, 2005 504 Plus tax


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Hurricanes will
affect wildlife
Florida's fish and wildlife,
still reeling from last year's
relentless hurricane season,
may be in for another assault.
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) biologists,
however, say the news won't
be all bad.
If major storms make land-
fall in Florida, they is likely to
take a heavy toll on sea turtle
and shorebird nests. Hopefully,
the birds will have time to ren-
est, and the turtles will nest
again if beach renourishment
and clean-up operations don't
block them. Because most
activities involving construction
and use of vehicles and heavy
equipment is prohibited on
Florida's beaches without
authorization from the Florida
Department of Environmental
Protection (DEP), citizens and
local governments should con-
sult the DEP before undertak-
ing any clean-up activities on
the beach.
Page3
Propst and Childers
take Okee-Tantie
tourney
Brent Propst and Byron
Childers took first place in Sun-
day's Okee-Tantie Team Trail
tournament with 25.71 lbs. of
Okeechobee largemouths.
They also pulled in the big fish
of the day, a 9.65 lb. lunker and
the second big fish of the day,
an 8.33 lbs. beauty.
Propst and Childers, togeth-
er with anglers in 42 other
boats, took to the water at
approximately 7 a.m. Sunday
morning after attending a
meeting with team trail tourna-
ment director Larry Crossman.
At the meeting, many of the
anglers
Page 7
Report price gauging
Florida Agriculture and Con-
sumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson today
urged state residents to report
any instances of price-gouging
to his department in the wake
of Hurricane Dennis.
Under Florida law, it is
unlawful to charge exorbitant
or excessive prices for essential
items including shelter,
gasoline, food, water, ice, gen-
erators or lumber following
the declaration of an emer-
gency, unless the increases in
the amount charged are attrib-
utable to 'additional costs
incurred by retailers.
Page 6

Drought Index
Current: 144
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

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

Index
Classifieds ....... 9-10
Comics ............8
Community Events .2, 4
Crossword ......... .9
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............ 7
TV ...............10
Weather ............ 2
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City fire fighters join union


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
City of Okeechobee firefight-
ers hope to have a greater voice
in their careers since joining the
International Association of Fire
Fighters (IAFF) union. They
recently joined the county fire
fighters in the IAFF.
County fire fighters have been
members of the union for 18
years.
Lieutenant Glenn Hodges, fire
fighter/emergency medical tech-


nician, said having both entities
in a joint union should strength-
en the bond for the fire fighters.
Lt. Hodges said that joining
the union will give them the abili-
ty to "go next door and talk with
the city administrator" about
issues with pay, benefits, and
things they would like to see
changed. Currently, the fire chief
negotiates wage increases and
department needs with the city,
and with the union, the firemen
will be able to participate in the


negotiations process.
Membership of the city fire
fighters is 100 percent. .
"Everybody is in," Lt. Hodges
said. There are 11 city fire fighters
and 33 at the county. Karl
Holtkamp is president of the city
IAFF. In the next week or two, the
city IAFF members will sit down
with the city administration and
begin talks about their vision for
the future.
Lt. Hodges echoed the com-
ments made by County Fire Chief


Birthday girl: Beatrice Zannoth is 105


Staff photos/Pete Gawda
On Monday, residents of Okeechobee Health Care Facility gathered to help Beatrice
Zannoth celebrate her 105th birthday. In her younger days, Mrs. Zannoth lived in Detroit
where she was a classical pianist and husband was an architect. She said this was the
biggest birthday party she ever had. Mrs. Zannoth was born in 1900 and has lived
through one century and part of another century.


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Beatrice Zannoth celebrated her 105th birthday Monday at Okeechobee Health Care
Facility. Helping her celebrate is eight-year-old Autumn Wakelee. Mrs. Zannoth has lived
through one century and part of another. She is from Detroit where she was a concert
pianist and her husband was an architect.


Nick Hopkins. union," said Chief Hopkins.
"The fire fighters' union is not According to Lt. Hodges, the
like norfnal unions. They can't main impetus for joining the
strike or walk out. They have to union was not financial, howev-
continue to provide emergency er, he believes it will help them
services," Chief Hopkins said. -negotiate better wages and bene-
Both Chief Hopkins and City fits. The city has the fire fighters
Fire Chief Herb Smith are not part on a salary step plan now.
of the union, since they are in "We got a raise of 3 and a half
management positions. Neither percent and part of that was cost
is the fire inspector. of living. But the cost-of living
"The entity has to negotiate was only 1 and a half percent and
and once a person is in manage-
ment, he is not a member of the See Union Page 2





Hurricane




boards are




recycled


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Florida residents may soon
be able to fortify their homes
against hurricanes by using
boards and shutters made from
recycled plastics.
Using new technology,
Design Recycle, Inc. (DRI) of
Upper Marlboro, MD has
patents pending on Hurricane
Storm Boards and Hurricane
Storm Shelters.
Hurricane Storm Boards


come in four sizes and Hurri-
cane Storm Shutters come in
flat and curved panels.
According to information
released by the company, they
cost less than aluminum panels
and last longer than plywood
panels. The company claims
that their product will last 50
years and is easier to work with
and costs less than aluminum
panels.
However, even though the

See Plastics Page 2


Winter Haven



man dies in



auto crash


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Ralph Kenneth Hall, 45, of
Winter Haven, Fla., was killed
after the four-door Cadillac he
was driving ran head-on into a
semi-tractor trailer Friday at
approximately 11:30 a.m.
The accident occurred in the
16000 block of State Road 700
(U. S. Hwy. 98). The Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) responded to the crash.
According to OCSO Corporal
Paul Ferrell, Ramon Diego
Perez, 57, of Fort Pierce, Fla.,
was traveling northbound on


U.S. Highway 98 in a semi-trac-
tor trailer when Mr. Hall, who
was traveling southbound,
crossed the centerline in his
Cadillac and entered the north-
bound lane. Mr. Perez attempt-
ed to move to the shoulder of
the road to avoid the crash, but
was unsuccessful in avoiding
Mr. Hall's Cadillac as it traveled
farther into the northbound
lane.
Mr. Hall was pronounced
deceased at the scene by the
Okeechobee County Fire Res-
cue.
No further information was
released by the OCSO.


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In the swing ...
The Wooden Jungle is a popular spot for Okeechobee
County children this summer. Little Alejandra swings at
the Wooden Jungle playground while waiting for the
pool to open at the Okeechobee Sports Complex.


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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.


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Horsemanship School
Crystal Young and horse, Shadow, work on ground work during a lesson at 4-H Horse-
manship School at Camp Welaka. Crystal was among the Okeechobee youngsters who
attended the camp the week of June 26-July 1.


Union


Continued From Page 1
we didn't get one the year before.
And the insurance went up $100
more," he said.
Lt. Hodges said they don't
want to be greedy about it, but
they want to improve their lot.
"We would like everything to
grow the way the town is grow-
ing. The guys can't afford to buy a
house here now. We'd like to see
some things change," he said.
Lt. Hodges emphasized that as
a union, the fire fighters would be
* able to inform the city administra-


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and shutters have passed tests
. imposed by the "Florida High Hur-
ricane Building Code", they are
S not currently being sold in Florida.
Company spokesperson Kim
Nuyen said that the company only
sells their product by the truck-
load. She said that all that would
be necessary for their products to
be sold in Florida would be for a


tor and city council about things
going on that they might not
know about. And policies can
change with the city and the fire
fighters may not know about it for
a while. "With a union, they will
have to tell us right away. It's a
way to get everybody on the same
page," he said.
The City Council made a
motion at their July 5 meeting
authorizing City Attorney John
Cook to prepare a resolution rec-
ognizing the City Fire Department
as a member of IAFF. The request
for the recognition was from the
firemen and served as a "polite
way to see if they were in favor of
us and a way to break the ice"


Florida retailer to order a truck-
load of the board and shutters.
She said that their boards and
shutters have been sold in other
parts of the country such as the
Midwest and in Louisiana
The company also makes utili-
ty poles, landscape timbers sig-
nage post, fence posts, construc-
tion columns and highways guard
rail posts.
DRI is turning landfill problems
into opportunities conserving
trees and energy, reducing waste
disposal and providing wood


about joining the union, accord-
ing to Lt. Hodges.
City Administrator Brian
Whitehall said the council was
not expressing an opinion either
way. "We presented a form rec-
ognizing their request," he said.
According to Mr. Whitehall, once
the fire fighters are recognized,
they are in a position to go
through the collective bargaining
process. "I do not want to weigh
in and am not experienced in col-
lective bargaining," Mr. Whitehall
said. He continued, "When we
get to that point, we will get
someone who is versed in it."


replacement alternatives that are
pollution free.
The company claims that their
products are safer to handle than
aluminum panels with sharp
edges. They further claim that
their recycled boards cost 30 to 50
percent less than aluminum and
can be worked with general car-
pentry tools.
The company claims their
products have greater flexibility
than wood and that nail and
screw holding characteristics are
similar to wood.


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Community

Events

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.; Immigration Assis-
tance 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 information, call (863) 763-
3619, ext. 502.


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Farm worker killed



by lightning strike
The Okeechobee County Sher- quickly and before they could get
iff's Office Monday identified 35- out of the field, lightning struck
year-old Manuel Fernnandez- the field. Manuel Fernnandez-
Bautista as the person killed in a Bautista was pronounced dead at
lightning strike on Friday. the scene by Okeechobee County
According to the OCSO report, Fire/Rescue workers. Two other
on July 8, OCSO deputies Okeechobee residents, a 49-year-
responded to 160th Drive in refer- old woman and a 26-year-old
ence to several persons being man, were transported to Rauler-
struck by lightning, son Hospital where they were
After investigation, it was treated and released.
found that three people were No further information about
working in the fields belonging to the incident has been released at
Ruthert Farms. A cloud came up this time.


Community Events

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.

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 partici-
pant 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 Okee-
chobee 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 avail-
able at both the Okeechobee Civic Center and Teen Town Center for
an additional fee of $10 per week, per participant.

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

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. 1 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.







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Hurricanes will affect wildlife


Florida's fish and wildlife, still
reeling from last year's relentless
hurricane season, may be in for
another assault. Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) biologists, however, say
the news won't be all bad.
If major storms make landfall
in Florida, they are likely to take a
heavy toll on sea turtle and shore-
bird nests. Hopefully, the birds
will have time to renest, and the
turtles will nest again if beach
renourishment and clean-up
operations don't block them.
Because most activities involving
construction and use of vehicles
and heavy equipment is prohibit-
ed on Florida's beaches without
authorization from the Florida
Department of Environmental


Protection (DEP), citizens and
local governments should consult
the DEP before undertaking any
clean-up activities on the beach.
If any clean-up or repair activi-
ties are approved under an emer-
gency authorization by the state
or local government, sea turtle
biologist Dr. Robbin Trindell said
the FWC will coordinate recovery
projects to prevent conflicts with
endangered species protection.
"Once the state has issued an
authorization for emergency
repairs, our office works closely
with other state and federal agen-
cies to ensure that Florida's citi-
zens can take actions necessary
to protect and to repair their prop-
erty without harming threatened
and endangered species that are


also trying to recover from the
storms," she said. Information on
storm damage and any emer-
gency authorizations is available
on the DEP Web site,
http://www.dep.state.fl.us/main-
page/em/default.htm.
Storms claim individual ani-
mals and destroy food and shelter
they need. In addition, non-native
(and dangerous) animals may
escape captivity, and winds may
scatter non-native plants. Fortu-
nately, most of Florida's native
species are adapted to recover
from storms. Some non-native
species are not, so hurricanes
help control their populations in
the wild.
Other species that probably
will suffer setbacks include scrub


jays, red-cockaded woodpeckers,
bald eagles and burrowing owls.
Scrub jays rely on foliage to con-
ceal them from aerial predators,
but hurricanes commonly defoli-
ate plants they need for cover.
Burrowing owls may be trapped
in their burrows by debris and
other birds lose their homes
when trees go down.
Fish populations may decrease
when high winds stir up upper
and lower layers of water in lakes,
causing fatal oxygen depletion,
but again, fish populations can
recover promptly and naturally.
Species that benefit from hurri-
canes include gopher frogs and
spadefoot toads which only breed
after heavy rainfall.


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City Police

July 1
Criminal mischief, S.E. Park St.
Disturbance, S.W. Third Ave.
Alarm, N.W. Park St.
Alarm, S. Parrott Ave.
Fraud/prisoner in custody,
N.W. Park St.
Alarm, N. Parrott Ave.
Alarm, N.W. Second St.
Traffic accident, N.W. Fifth
Ave.
Seized tag, N.W. Fifth Ave.
Disabled vehicle, S. Parrott
Ave.
Information, S.R. 70 E.
Larceny/theft, N.E. 10th St.
Police service call, S.E. Second
Ave.
Information, S..Parrott Ave.
" Traffic accident, U.S. 441 S.
Traffic accident, N.E. Park St.
Information, N.E. Park St.
Stolen vehicle, S.E. 10th Ave.
Information, N.W. Fourth St.
Disturbance, S.W. Sixth Ave.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Fireworks, N.E. Fifth St.
Reckless driver, N.W. Sixth St.
Domestic problem, S.W. Ninth
St.
Disturbance, N.W. Third St.

July 2
Suspicious person/vehicle,
N.E. Park St.


Disturbance/prisoner in cus-
tody, S.W. Park St.
Police service call, S.W. 14th
Ct.
Roadblock/obstruction, S.W.
21st Ct.
Trespassing, S. Parrott Ave.
Drug case, S.W. Second St.
Traffic stop/prisoner in cus-
tody, N.W. Second Ave.
Escort, S.E. Second St.
Information, N.E. Park St.
Information, N.E. 26th Ave.
Disturbance, S.E. 10th Ave.
Disturbance, N.W. Third St.
Larceny/theft, S. Parrott Ave.
Police service call, S. Parrott
Ave.
Disturbance, S.E. 10th Ave.
Traffic stop/prisoner in cus-
tody, N.W. Second Ave.
Missing person/runaway, N.W
Second Ave.
Intoxicated pedestrian/prison-
er in custody, N.W. Ninth Ave.
Disturbance, N.E. Third Ave.
Information, S. Parrott Ave.
Assist another department.
Disturbance, N.W. Ninth Ave.
Prisoner in custody, S.W. Sec-
ond St.

July 3
Alarm, N.E. Park St.,
Suspicious person/vehicle, S.
Parrott Ave.
Abandoned vehicle, N.E. Ninth
St.
Abandoned vehicle, S. Parrott


Ave.
Alarm, N.W Park St.
Forgery/counterfeit, S. Parrott
Ave.
Alarm, S.W. Second Ave.
Alarm, N.E. Park St.
Alarm, S.W. Second Ave.
Traffic accident, S. Parrott Ave.
Larceny/theft, U.S. 441 S.
Alarm, S.E. Second St.
Disturbance, N.W. 12th St.
Fireworks, N.W. 12th St.
Juvenile problem, S.E. Second
St.
Traffic stop/prisoner in cus-
tody, N.W. Ninth St.
Fireworks, N.W. Sixth St.

July 4
Disturbance, N.W Sixth St.
Lost/found property, N.W.
Sixth St.
Fireworks, S.E. Park St.
Alarm, S.W Second Ave.
Alarm, S.E. Eighth Ave.
Escort, S. Parrott Ave.
Disabled vehicle, N.E. Park St.
Disabled vehicle, S. Parrott
Ave.
Suspicious person/vehicle,
N.W. Ninth Ave.
Reckless driver, S.R. 15 and
S.R. 70.
Alarm, N. Parrott Ave.
Larceny/theft, S.W Second St.
Assault/battery/prisoner in
custody, N.W. 11th St.
Drug case, N.W. llth St.
Police service call, S. Parrott


Obituaries


Danford 'Danny'
Douglas Derr
Danford 'Danny' Douglas Derr,
76, of Lorida, died Friday, July 8,
2005 in Sebring. He was born in
Michigan and was a resident of
Florida for the past 17-years com-
ing from Cape Cod, Mass. While
living in Cape Cod he was
employed as a chef. He was a vet-
eran of the United States Navy.
He is survived by: his wife,
Carol Derr of Lorida; his mother,
Bernice MacDonald of Delray
Beach; two sons, David Righting-
ton of Harwich, Mass. and Mark
Rightington of Sunapee, N.H.;
daughter, Debra Smith of Tillman,
Ore.; 11 grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Heart-
land Cremation and Burial Society
of Bartow.
Karen Maureen
Anderson
Karen Maureen Anderson, 59,
of Okeechobee, died Saturday,
July 9, 2005 at
her residence.
She was born
Nov. 16, 1946
in Baltimore,M
Md. Mrs. .
Anderson had
been a resident
of Okeechobee
for 35-years.
She was Karen.
preceded in Maureen
death by her Anderson
father, Edward
Dennison, Sr.
Survivors include: her mother,
Georgia Dennison of Merritt
Island; son, Charles (Gina) Cole-
man; daughter, Billie Mae (Eric)
Kessler; grandsons, Bradley Cole-
man and Darian Kessler; grand-
daughter, Haisley Kessler all of
Okeechobee; brothers, Edward
(Jolynn) Dennison, Jr. of Merritt
Island, Terrance (Patty) Dennison
and Patrick (Joann) Dennison of
Hialeah.


Visitation will be at the Buxton
Funeral Home on Thursday, July
14 from 1 p.m. until service time
at 2.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Juanita C. Cowles
Juanita C. Cowles, 60, of Okee-
chobee, died Saturday, July 9,
2005 at Lawnwood Regional
Medical Center in Fort Pierce. She
was born Dec. 18, 1944 in
Haskell, Texas. Mrs. Cowles had
been a resident of Okeechobee
since 1952. She enjoyed her chil-
dren, grandchildren and flowers.
Survivors include: her beloved


husband of 33 years. Darrell
Cowles; son, Darrell Cowles, Jr.;
daughters, Vickie (Rudy) Garcia
all of Okeechobee, Mary Jane
(Adrian) Davila of Lexington, Ky.
and Cecilia (Archie) Green of
Manning, S.C.; 17 grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be at the Buxton
Funeral Home on Wednesday,
July 13 from 4 until 7 p.m. Funeral
services will be conducted at the
Christian Seventh Day Baptist
Church, 912 W North Park St. on
Thursday, July 14, at 11 a.m. Inter-
ment will follow in Evergreen
Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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July 5
Traffic accident, N.W Park St.
Burglary, N.E. Park St.
Intoxicated driver/prisoner in
custody, N.W Park St.
Criminal mischief, S.W. Sev-
enthAve.
Man down/sick person, S.E.
Fifth St.
Disabled vehicle, N.W. Park St.
Traffic accident, N.E. Third St.
Juvenile problem, S.W 16th St.
Police service call/unfounded,
S. Parrott Ave.
Lost/found property, S. Parrott
Ave.
Disturbance/cancel, S.E. 10th
Ave.
Larceny/theft, S. Parrott Ave.
Police service call, N.W. 12th


Child/elderly abuse, N.W.
Third St.
Neighbor problem, S.W. 12th
Ave.
Fireworks, S.W Third Ave.
Fireworks, S.E. 13th St.
Man down/sick person, N.W.
Fifth St.
Suspicious person/vehicle,
N.W Park St.
Burglary, N.W. Third St.
Information.
Assist another department,
S.W Second Ave.
July 6
Police service call, S.W. Sec-
ond Ave.
Escort, N. Parrott Ave.
Assist another department,
U.S. 441 S.
Domestic problem/distur-
bance, N.W. Pajk St.
Larceny/theft, S.E. 10th Ave.
Burglary, S.E. 10th Ave.
Police service call, N. Parrott
Ave.
Fraud, N. Parrott Ave.


Disturbance, S.E. Fifth St.
Traffic accident, S.W. Park St.
Traffic accident, S.R. 70 E.
Larceny/theft, N.W. Second St.
Alarm, S. Parrott Ave.
Warrant/prisoner in custody,
N.W. Second St.
Warrant/prisoner in custody,
N.W. Second St.
Warrant/prisoner in custody,
N.W. Second St.
Warrant/prisoner in custody,
N.W Second St.
Civil matter, S.W. Fifth Ave.
Assist another department,
Main intersection.
Alarm, N. Parrott Ave.
Juvenile.problem, S.W 16th St.
Larceny/theft/information,
N.W. Sixth St.
Suspicious incident/police
service call, N.E. 10th Ave.
Information/larceny/theft,
N.W. Sixth St.
Alarm, N.W. Park St.
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Price gouging
Why is when you mention the word hurricane gas prices go
up 10 to 15 cents a gallon. When you raise the price of lumber or
water it is against the law. Why isn't it against the law when you
do that to gasoline? Where is the law to protect the people?

Sex offenders
This is in regards to sex offenders. Everybody knows if they
have been convicted, when they get out they are just going to do
it again and probably kill the next time, so why don't the people
get together and sign a petition to keep them in forever and that
way we don't have to worry about them getting out and hurting
our children?

Investigate the motels
I am calling about a business here in Okeechobee. It has been
here many, many years. It pays cash, under the minimum wage.
And when someone that has worked there a while finally leaves
and tries to get a job that does pay minimum wage all they do is
bad mouth that person. I think they should be investigated. (Edi-
tdr's note:

Okee-Tantie
This is in regards to the trailers in Okee-Tantie. I would like this
to go to the person that put this in there about the trailers in
Okee-Tantie. How they should have a nest egg and how they
should be removedcrmn these premises because we have hurri-
canes, tropical stormsand this that and the other. If they weren't
in the position they are in they would not think that way about
the people that are there.

What about the other channels
I see where people are wanting the new cable company to fix
channel 13. What about channels 3 and 9. We have a hurricane
going on and we can't even get information on it. This has been
going on for years here, is Comcast going to be any better? There
tower was blown and that's been over a year now. When are
they going to fix this?

A duck is a duck
When the war started Haliburton was about $5 a share, that
was Chaneys no bid contract company. Now it is about $50 a
share. Now when you consider that, think about this. What looks
like a duck, acts like a duck, what is it?

We should be ashamed
Teachers only make $30,000 a year. We ought to be ashamed
of ourselves. No wonder there is so much ignorance in this state.
Just their pay scale is a sign of our total ignorance.

No clinics
There are rio coaching clinics, no pitching clinics for the boys
and girls or coaches. No honest clinics for the coaches. Players
are transferred from one team to another. From the traveling
team to the All-Star team, from an unknown team to the All-Star
team. Legal players wait to be called to the All-Star team. It is not
what you know but who you know.

No access
People are blaming the state for the Taylor Creek boat ramp,
when in truth in is our do nothing county commissioners,who
are 100 percent guilty of this. The only other access to this side of
the lake is Lock 7 boat ramp which has been plugged full of
hyacinth. The county again just looks the other way.

Wake up people
I want the citizens of Okeechobee to wake up. They are
already saying one side of the lake is dead and if this side dies you
won't have anything. No tournaments no nothing. We need to
wake up and get this lake down.

No trespassing
I currently own 2.5 acres of property north of Okeechobee. I
used to have a mobile home on it, but it was destroyed by the
hurricanes. At this present time, I am building a new house on
my property. What is amazing is that since I have moved to
another residence, there have been children fishing in my pond,
people driving their trucks all over the dirt pad where my house is
being built, and just last week, I found out there have been peo-
ple swimming in my pond. What in the world is wrong with peo-
ple? I would never go onto someone else's property without their
permission! People are so untactful and disrespectful anymore.
Just because there isn't anybody there, doesn't mean that you are
welcome to come and go as you please. I hope that whoever has
been trespassing on my property reads this. You have no right to
be there! Please stay off private property in the future!


Upcoming Events

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third
St., at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the
Hospice Building, 411 S.E. Fourth St., in Okeechobee. Everyone is wel-
come. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
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 mili-
tary information available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863)
467-5261.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and the public are invited.
For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. for breakfast. For information, call
(863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the
fellowship hall at 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For
information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
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.
Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meet at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E.,
which is located next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group
that offers support and education for people who have been diagnosed
with clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder
or dual diagnosis. For information, call (863) 467-1026.

Wednesday
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.
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.
Narcotics 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.
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 American Cancer Society meets at 7 p.m. at the Raulerson Hospi-
tal, 1796 U.S. 441 N., in the north dining room. The meetings are spon-
sored by the American Cancer Society and are facilitated by their medical
advisor Dr. Heller. For information, call 1-800-224-6844.
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.

Thursday
Diabetes Support Group meets at 2 p.m. in the cafeteria at Raulerson
Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N. For information, contact Wanda Hass at (863)
824-2780.
Tantie Quilters meets 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 (Inter-
national 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 located at 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fellowship hall
at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m. at the
Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.20 plus tip
for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For information, call
Bonnie Kinchen at (863)467-7100.
Travlin'Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams meet
on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thursdays. Call
Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the next camp-
ing site.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are
welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask
questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for
information.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open for blood
donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-9360.
Cowboys for Christ will meet at Dunklin Memorial, 407 N.W. Second 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 is open from 9 a.m. until
noon and representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park
St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth
St., from 7 until 9 p.m.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thurs-
day 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 provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information and
ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-2321.
Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association will meet at the home of Diane
and Julian Samborski, 8089 N.E. 12th St., at 7 p.m. For information, call
(863) 357-7954.


Community Events

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 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 meetuini lor the Cruldien's Ser\ ices Coun-
cil has been scheduled for Monday, July 11; at 5 p.m. in the conler-
ence 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.

Cultural Arts Committee to meet
The Cultural Arts Committee will meet on July 14, at 4:30 p.m.
at the Main Street office which is located on the corner of N.E. Sec-
ond St. and N.E. Second Ave. For information, call Lonnie Kirsch
(863) 462-5000 ext. 256.

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

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

Summer Camps in Avon Park
This month Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park is offering sum-
mer camps July 17-22 fro the sixth through eighth grades and July
24-28 for second through fifth grades. The applications need to be
in very soon. Call Pam (863) 453-3627 or (863) 634-9280 for an
application or to check on dates available year round for camp
rental for your church, family reunion or company outing. Their
website is lakedentoncarip.org

Elder Consumer Protection program
Stetson University College of Law's Elder Consumer Protection
Program will present a free seminar July 20 in Okeechobee to
warn elderly citizens about the dangers of loan fraud. Elder Con-
sumer Protection Fellow Nick Cox will speak about how to avoid
being victimized by loan scams at 11 a.m. at the Lottie Raulerson
Senior Center, 1019 W South Park St. in Okeechobee.

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.


The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, July 12,2005


Courtesy photo/Mr. and Mrs. Harley Arnold

Looking Back ..
This family home was constructed in Basinger in 1915 and was the home of Will (1893-1967 and Effie Gore (1898)
Thomas, who were married on Sept. 27, 1914. It is the oldest home in Basinger and is still standing on the original prop-
erty in Basinger. This photo also appears in the book "Strolling Down Country Roads" by Twila Valentine and Betty Chan-
dler Williamson. Do you have an old photo to share? Email it to okeenews@okeechobee. com, or bring it by the news-
paper office, 107 S.W. 17th Street, during regular office hours, Monday Friday.






The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, July 12, 2005



Are you prepared for a hurricane, just in case?


This hurricane season is start-
ing out a busy one. We've been
lucky so far.
If Hurricane Dennis had turned
unexpectedly and come our way,
would you have been ready? If
not, now is the time to get the hur-
ricane supplies you need to have
on hand for the next storm. With a
big storm hitting Florida'so early in
the season, it could be a very long
hurricane season this year.
Those on prescription medica-
tions need to take extra care dur-
ing hurricane season, Make sure
you always have enough of your
prescription medications for sev-
eral days. Don't wait until you run
out of pills to get the prescriptions
refilled. In case of a hurricane, you
may be ordered to evacuate and
you'll need a supply of your med-
ications to take with you.
Hurricane supplies
Those who lived through Hur-
ricanes Charley, Frances and/or
Jeanne last year probably have a
good idea what supplies they
need.
For newcomers, the Florida


A
Healthier
Life


with Katrina Esken
Department of Health offers the
following tips for hurricane prepa-
ration:
You will need a supply kit if you
are confined to your home. It is
also valuable if you evacuate to a
place other than a well-stocked
shelter or if you're unsure of the
shelter's supplies.
Tips for Making Your Kit:
Keep loose items in airtight
plastic bags.
Gather the kit's items in easy-
to-carry containers or duffle bags.
Put kit within reach of your most
often used exit.
Check and update your kit
and family needs at least once a


year.
Tips for Water & Food Sup-
plies:
A normally active person
needs to drink at least two quarts
of water daily. Heat and intense
activity can double this amount.
Children, nursing mothers and
those with special needs may
require more.
Food preparation and sanita-
tion require another two quarts
(minimum) per person daily.
Purchased bottled water that
has been sealed is best for storage.
It meets FDA guidelines for food, is
not as vulnerable to temperature
changes as unsealed water and
has no shelf life. (Some bottles do
have expiration dates, but this is
mainly for inventory control.) If
for any reason you must disinfect
water, use unscented bleach in
the ratio of 8 drops per gallon,
about 1/8 teaspoon, and let the
mixture sit 30 minutes before use.
Choose compact, light-
weight foods that do not require
refrigeration, cooking or prepara-
tion and foods that use little or no


water.
Hand washing with soap
and water is extremely important.
However, in the event water for
hand washing is unavailable, use
alcohol-based sanitizer.
DOH recommends a three-day
supply of food and water in your
kit, including:
One gallon of water per per-
son per day
Ready-to-eat canned meats,
fruits and vegetables
Staples (salt, sugar, pepper,
spices, etc.)
Powdered milk and canned
juices
High-energy snacks and
comfort/stress foods
Food for infants and individ-
uals with special needs
Pedialyte (to restore hydra-
tion if needed)
Mess kits or paper cups,
plates and plastic utensils and
Non-electric can opener, util-
ity knife
For tools and emergency sup-
plies, DOH recommends:
Cash or traveler's checks,


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Map of the area for locating
shelters
Battery-operated radio and
flashlight, extra batteries
Fire extinguisher
Pliers and shut-off wrench to
turn off household water and/or
gas
Compass, signal flare, whis-
tle and tube tent
Plastic sheeting, storage con-
tainers and bucket with tight lid
Plastic garbage bags and ties
for sanitation
Tape (duct, masking)
Candles and Matches in a
waterproof container
Paper, pencil
Needles, thread
Medicine dropper
Aluminum foil
Toilet paper, moistened tow-
elettes and towels
Soap, liquid detergent, disin-
fectant and unscented household
chlorine bleach
Feminine supplies and per-
sonal hygiene items


Infant supplies (diapers, bot-
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For clothing and bedding sup-
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Sturdy shoes, work boots,
hats and gloves
Blankets or sleeping bags
and pillows
Rain gear
Extra prescription glasses,
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www.FloridaDisaster.org.
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Support Function: 850-921-0384.
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Community Events


Headstart now accepting applications
The Economic Opportunities Council Headstart is accept-
ing 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 Wednes-
day, 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.

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 mis-
sions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services, aerospace
education and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets
work side by side to accomplish these missions. If you are
interested in becoming a cadet or senior member, contact
Gene O'Neill at the Okeechobee Emergency Operations Cen-
ter, (863) 763-3212.

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

Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save
lives. You can help the American Red Cross reach people in
your community with lifesaving training, including CPR, First
Aid, Automated External Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS -Preven-
tion. 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 Opera-
tion 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 them-
selves; but they also give items to the Iraqi children while on
patrol and visiting. We would d like to'in\ ile the community to
help us with this project. For more information, contact Chair-
person 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 Okee-
chobee County Board of County Commissioners to be a part
of the council. Governor Jeb Bush makes the final appoint-
ments with terms of two or four years. The council meets
monthly to discuss programs and needs of the children in the
community. Once a year, agencies request funds through a
grant process. Each council member "adopts" an agency or
two as their own and monitors the programs' services that
they provide to our children. Those interested in completing
an application should contact Cathleen Blair, executive direc-
tor 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. Par-
rott 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 looking for a volunteer to become the direc-
tor 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 execu-
tives and other organizations. Work days and hours are flexi-
ble. 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, 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 Community Collaborative Council meet-
ings during April, May and July. The meetings will be held in
room 303 of the Okeechobee County School Board Office, 700
S.W. Second Ave. For information on the school supply drive
or the council's meetings, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-
5000, ext. 257.


Staff photos/MaryAnn Morris
Buckhead Ridge residents celebraLe Fourth of July
Members and friends turned out for the Fourth of July Barbeque at the Buckhead Ridge V.F.W. Post 9528. The event bene-
fits Glades Hope Hospice.


The Buckhead Ridge VFW
S. Post 9528 rocked as Sandy
Sandy Doone (left, on stage) had a great time performing with Doone belted out "I'm Only
Karaoke by Debbie (right, on stage) as members and friends, Here for the Party" to benefit
even the youngest, little Cheyenne Kerr, boogied to benefit Glades Hope Hospice at their
Glades Hope Hospice at Buckhead Ridge VFW.Post 9528 on barbeque July Fourth to ben-
July Fourth. efit Glades Hope Hospice.


This one-of-a-kind hand-cro-
cheted doll was made by
.Marion Frankenfield for the
raffle to benefit Glades Hope
Hospice at the Buckhead
Ridge VFW Post 9528 Fourth
of July Barbeque. Proud
winner Bernice Law beams
as she holds her prize.


V.EW. Post 9528 helps Hope Hospice


By MaryAnn Morris
Okeechobee News
BUCKHEAD RIDGE The
Fourth of July Barbeque Benefit
held by the Buckhead Ridge'VFW
post 9528 July Fourth to benefit
Glades Hope Hospice was a rous-
ing success. Sally Morgan, Team
Assistant for Glades Hope Hos-
pice, attended the event.
"We actually serve Glades arid


Hendry Counties with offices here
in Buckhead Ridge and Clewis-
ton. Our headquarters is in Fort
Myers," said Ms. Morgan.
Jim Morgan, chef of the day,
was assisted by Jack Law and
Billy Graham. Mr. Morgan is a
retired firefighter who just loves to
cook according to members, and
generally cooks for the main
events of the year. Mr. Morgan's
barbequed pork and chicken


were accompanied by baked
beans and potato salad also con-
tributed by members
Raffles and karaoke were
smash hits, but a cakewalk raf-
fling off no fewer than fourteen
cakes, donated to the benefit
drew in $140 alone. Good sports,
and sweets-lovers, Candy Kerr,
Daisey Finegan, Karen Taylor,
Sierra Taylor, Mary Ann Jette, Mar-
ilyn Reinig, Ted Vetovitz, Donna


Milton, Charrlotte Riden, Peg
Stein, Karen Frank, Sandy Doone
all took home cakes for their
efforts.
"I'm going to eat them both!"
said Young Trent Richey who won
twice, but later he admitted he'
had given one away.
"We made $1,050 to donate to
Glades Hope Hospice," Johnnie'
Patent, the new Post commander
reported.


Floridians should report price gougers


TALLAHASSEE Florida
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson has urged state resi-
dents to report any instances of
price-gouging to his department
in the wake of Hurricane Dennis.
Under Florida law, it is unlaw-
ful to charge exorbitant or exces-
sive prices for essential items -


including shelter, gasoline, food,
water, ice, generators or lumber
- following the declaration of
an emergency, unless the
increases in the amount charged
are attributable to additional
costs incurred by retailers;
Governor Jeb Bush declared
an emergency earlier, triggering
the activation of the price-goug-


ing statute.
Individuals or businesses
found to have engaged in price-
gouging face fines of up to
$1,000 per violation, or up to a
maximum fine of $25,000 a day.
"We're asking consumers to
come forward and let us know if
any retailers have exploited our
citizens or are profiteering from


the approaching storm," Mr.
Bronson said. "This activity is not
only reprehensible, it's illegal."
Bronson is asking residents
who have any evidence that
.price-gouging has occurred or is
occurring to report it at once to
his department's toll-free hotline
at 1 (800) HELPFLA (1 (800) 435-
7352).


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Propst, Childers win tourney


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Brent Propst and Byron
Childers took first place in Sun-
day's Okee-Tantie Team Trail
tournament with 25.71 lbs. of
Okeechobee largemouths. They
also pulled in the big fish of the
day, a 9.65 lb. lunker and the sec-
ond big fish of the day, an 8.33 lbs.
beauty.
Propst and Childers, together
with anglers in 42 other boats,


took to the water at approximate-
ly 7 a.m. Sunday morning after
attending a meeting with team
trail tournament director Larry
Crossman. At the meeting, many
of the anglers expressed concern
over the safety of launching onto
the turbulent lake. After several
votes, Mr. Crossman made the
decision to hold the tourney.
Many of the anglers opted to fish
the river because of the danger-
ous conditions on the lake.
At 3 p.m. the boats began


returning to the ramp at Okee-
Tantie Marina, with the anglers
looking worse for wear after bat-
tling gusty winds and rough water
brought on by the feeder bands of
Hurricane Dennis.
John Burke and Val Osinsky
brought 20.65 lbs. of fish to the
scale to squeeze past Mike Sur-
man and Jack Marshall for second
place.
Surman and Marshall ended
the day in third place with 20.54
lbs.


Fourth place went to Jeff Krall
and Greg Alford for their 18.84 lbs.
catch.
Steve Fairtrace and his father
John Fairtrace finished the day in
fifth place with 18.39 lbs.
Gregg Norling and Gerry Cali-
fano took sixth with 17.51 lbs.
The next Okee-Tantie Team
Trail tournament is schedule to
take place on Aug. 7. Weigh-ins
will begin at 3 p.m. at Okee-Tantie
Marina.


Hershey State Track & Field
The Okeechobee girls 13-14 4x100 Meter Relay team finished in third place at the 2005 Hershey State Track & Field meet
in Clermont. Team members were (in no particular order) Jamesha Koger (also state champion in the standing long
jump), Markeisha Youmans, Monica Koger and Calandra Youmans.



Tips can help avoid shark attacks


Every year, millions of tourists
and residents visit Florida's
beaches and waterways, and
these beaches and waterways
will more than likely contain
sharks. According to experts,
while there are no guaranteed
ways to avoid shark attacks,
understanding shark behavior
could help you make better deci-
sions on when and, where iiO
swim.
"It's very important for peo-
ple who visit Florida waters to be
aware of their surroundings,
understand the relative risks, and
be educated on various shark
issues such as behavior, biology
and fisheries," says Brent Win-
ner, scientist for the Florida Fish
.and Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission's (FWC) Fish and
Wildlife Research Institute
(FWRI).'
In the over 400 million years
that sharks and their ancestors
have roamed Florida waters,
their role in their environment
has changed very little. As the
top predator in most marine
ecosystems, sharks continue to
help maintain balance within
each ecosystem they inhabit.
Florida's diverse shark popu-
lation includes species that
range in size from only a few feet
to more than 40 feet in total
length. Most of these species
feed on fishes or marine inverte-
brates. Some even feed on
plankton, but none see humans
as a food source. Experts believe
that most shark attacks are cases
of mistaken identity, which
explains why nearly all shark
attacks that occur in Florida
waters are of a bite-and-release
nature. The percentage of fatal
shark attacks has dramatically
decreased worldwide: in Florida,
shark attacks are fatal only 1% of
the time, 10 times less than the
current worldwide average.
Many shark species are com-
mon in Florida's near shore
waters and bays. More than 13
species of shark use these areas
as nursery grounds for their
pups. Scientific data show that
many shark species migrate in
and out of Florida's waters each
year. These migrations are
often linked to temperature
and the presence of prey such as
mullet, sardines, menhaden, and
other species of baitfish. Migrat-
ing sharks will either move in an
inshore-offshore manner or
along latitudinal gradients (e.g.,
north-south).
In Florida, sharks typically
move inshore and north in the
spring and summer, and off-
shore and south in fall and win-
ter months. This pattern explains
why shark activity is at its peak in
Florida waters during April
through October, which coinci-
dentally, is also the time period
that humans are more likely to
be in the water. Yet shark attacks
still remain very rare. Humans
are 30 times more likely to be
struck by lightning in Florida
than to be bitten by a shark.
Experts agree that the increase


in the number of shark attacks in
recent years is more related to an
increase in human visitors than
to an increase in shark popula-
tions or activity.
Humans are much more of a
danger to sharks than vice versa.
On average worldwide, fewer
than 10 people die from shark
attacks each year; however, the
world,',s fisheries kill .in estim-at-
ed !'O million sharks annually,
The general biology and life his-
tory of most shark species make
them extremely vulnerable to
overfishing, which is why federal
and state regulations protect
these valuable resources. Some
data show that shark popula-.
tions are at 20%-30% of the level
they were just 25 years ago. To
ensure our own safety and the
continued existence of these fas-
cinating fishes, people need to
become more aware of sharks
and more educated about sharks
and related issues.

Reducing the odds
of a shark attack
There are precautions you
should take to avoid shark
attacks.
It is extremely unlikely for a
person to be bitten or attacked
by a shark in Florida waters, and
attacks are rarely life threaten-
ing. However, if you are thinking
of going swimming on an.ocean
beach, and if you are concerned
about sharks, there are a num-
ber of steps you can take to
reduce your chances of being
bitten:
Always stay in groups since
sharks are more likely to attack a
solitary individual.
Do not wander too far from
shore-this isolates an individ-
ual and places him or her far
away from assistance.
Avoid being in the water
during darkness or twilight
hours when sharks are most
active and have a competitive
sensory advantage.
Do not enter the water if
bleeding from an open wound
or if menstruating a shark's
ability to smell blood is acute.


Wearing shiny jewelry is
discouraged. When light reflects
off shiny jewelry, it resembles
the sheen of fish scales.
Avoid waters with known
discharges or sewage and
waters used for any type of fish-
ing-especially if there are signs
of bait fishes or feeding activity.
Diving seabirds, which frequent-
ly feed on bail dishes, are good
indicators of such activity.
While there are myths and
anecdotes about dolphins saving
humans from shark attacks,
sighting dolphins does not indi-
cate the absence of sharks -
both often eat the same foods.
Use extra caution when
waters are murky.
e Remember that sharks see
contrast particularly Iwell.
Uneven tans and bright colored
clothing may draw a shark's
attention.
Refrain from excess splash-
ing, as this may draw a shark's
attention.
Do not allow pets in the
water: their erratic movements
can cause sharks to mistake
them for baitfish.
Be careful when occupying
the area between sandbars or
near steep drop-offs-these are
favorite hangouts for sharks.
Swim only in areas tended
by lifeguards.
Do not enter the water if
sharks are known to be present,
and get out of the water if sharks
are sighted.
Never harass a shark!
Shark attacks
Worldwide there are proba-
bly 70-100 shark attacks annually
resulting in about 5-15 deaths.
We say "probably" because not
all shark attacks are reported;
our information from Third
World countries is especially
poor, and in other areas efforts
are sometimes made to keep
attack quiet for fear of bad pub-
licity. Historically the death rate
was much higher than today, but
the advent, of readily available
emergency services and
improved medical treatment has
greatly reduced the chances of


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mortality. Actual numbers of
shark attacks certainly are going
up each decade because of
increasing numbers of bathers in
the water, but there is no indica-
tion that there is any change in
the per capital rate of attack.
Most attacks occur in near
shore waters, typically inshore of
a sandbar or between sandbars
x\htre sharks feed and can
become trapped at low tide.
Areas with steep dropoffs are
also likely attack sites. Sharks
congregate there because their
natural food items also congre-
gate in these areas.


Sports Briefs


O.C.R.A. hosts Dixie state tourney
O.C.R.A. will host two divisions of the 50th anniversary Dixie Youth
Baseball state tournament July 16-24 at the Okeechobee County
Sports Complex. The AAA division will play on fields 3 & 4. Game
times for the Saturday and Sunday games are 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m.
and 7 p.m. The Majors division will play on fields 1 & 2 at the same
times. Business/restaurant owners are advised that there will be 512
players and coaches, as well as parents and fans in town for this week
of baseball. Admission is: daily pass-$5; weekly pass-$20; kids 12 and
under admitted free.

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 condition-
ing 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 cheerleading
program will take place July 16 at Teen Town from noon until 4 p.m.
Parents must provide copies of the child's birth certificate, their
most recent report card and a 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.

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 tournament.

Baptist church hosts sports camp
The First Baptist Church, 310 S.W. Fifth Ave., will host a sports
camp for children from Monday, 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.

YMS to keep gymnasium open
* YMS will be, offering open gyms this summer.
On July 18, 20 and 22, they gym will be open for girls volleyball
from 3 until 5 p.rn; and, boys basketball from 5 until 8 p.m.
There will also be an open gym on July 18 for girls' basketball from
1 until 3 p.m.
All students who are trying out for teams next year or who partici-
pate during open gyms need to turn in a new physical.
For information contact YMS at (863) 462-5056.


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At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, July 8,
through Thursday, July 14, 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 "Fantastic Four"
(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

Public recycling
drop-off bins open
Public recycling dropoff bins
are located at the Okeechobee
County Vehicle Maintenance Facili-
ty, 306 N.W. Ninth Ave., and the
Okeechobee Landfill, 10800 N.E.
128th Ave. The vehicle mainte-
nance facility is open from 8 a.m.
until noon and from 1 p.m. until 5
p.m., Monday through Friday. It is
closed on weekends and holidays.
Only recyclable materials such as
newspaper, aluminum and metal
cans, corrugated cardboard, glass
jars and bottles and plastics #1
through #7 are accepted at the
public facilities. Items not accepted
include: plastic shopping bags;
commercial business items; tires;
appliances; electronic devices;
yard trash; household trash; oil,
gas, paint or household hazardous
waste; and, batteries. For more
information: contact Russell Row-
land, county solid waste manager,,
at (863) 763-1811; or, Waste Man-
agement of Okeechobee at (863)
357-0111, or (863) 763-4818.

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

Volunteers for
elderly are needed
The Long-Term Care Ombuds-
man Council is seeking volunteers
to serve as advocates for residents
of nursing homes and assisted liv-
ing facilities. Volunteers are special-
ly trained and certified to investi-
gate and resolve resident
complaints and to carry out inspec-
tions of facilities. Licensed social
workers, pharmacists, elder law
attorneys, physicians, nurses and
others with a sincere interest in the
elderly are urged to apply. Call
Linda Slattery at (772) 595-1385.

Club has
quilts for sale
The Tantie Quilters now have
baby and regular size quilts for
sale. For information, call Margaret
at (863) 467-8020, or Janet at (863)
467-0183.

Birth control for
animals is offered
Martin County A.B.C. Program
is available for Okeechobee resi-
dents. The rates to spay/neuter cats
and dogs are: female cat $15;
male cat $10; female dog $25;
and male dog $25. Applications
may be picked up at the Pen-
nySaver, St. Vincent's, Salvation
Army or Animal Control. For infor-
mation, call (772) 283-4137 or
(772) 336-0339.

Vaccine for


rabies required
The Florida State Animal Law
828.30 Rabies vaccination of
dogs, cats and ferrets. Okeechobee
County Ordinance Sec. 10-111,
Vaccination against rabies required
and OkeechobeeCity Ordinance 4-
26, vaccinations. All dogs, cats and
ferrets 4 months and older must be
vaccinated once a year by a
licensed veterinarian against rabies
with a United States Government
approved vaccine. Animal licenses
are purchased at the Animal Con-
trol facility with proof of current
rabies vaccination. For informa-
tion, call Animal Control at (863)
357-3225.


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CAR KEYS, SW 16th St. &
28th Ave. (863)763-3134
MEDIUM SIZE DOG- female,
brown & white, found vic of
Trailer Creek Lodge, SE 441.
(863)467-6423
PUPPY- Found in Basswood.
772)360-7964 days
863)634-3453 evenings.


CAT, Yellow &.White tiger,
young male, Very friendly.
(863)763-8131
JACK RUSSEL TERRIER- fe-
male, vic of N. Labelle, Ivan
& Alex Blvd.
(863)673-8971. Reward
LOST BULL MASTIFF Mandy
female, purple collar, 751bs.
Vic of Marshall Field Rd about
2 days. (863)675-3931
LOST: cat, gray tiger, w/white
chest & white paws, male,
neutered, vic. of Four Sea-
sons. (863)763-2692


MINIATURE PINSCHER -male
Rambo, blk/bwn w/ bik collar,
10 lbs. Vic. of Kings Bay.
Please Help! (863)467-7634


Black Mouth Cur Mix Pups
2 Females, 71/2 mo old. Free
to good homes.
(863)357-2638
DOG- Male, 3 yrs old Leopard
Curr mix to Good Home Only
Friendly, good w/kids
(863)763-3543
Free to good home, Cham-
pion Bloodline Akita, fem.,
10 mos., reg. w/AKC, shots
up to date. (863)697-6463
KITTEN- (F) playful, great with
kids, litter box trained. To go
hone only (863)342-2974.
KITTENS (5) Black & white
Bob Tail. 6wks old. Males &
females. Free to good
homes (863)357-2638
KITTENS- free to good
homes, (863)763-3543.
RABBIT White male, med
size, 2yrs old, very friendly.
Free to good home only
(863)357-6501
STEPS (2) front and back,
you must haul.
(863)467-2571.
TUB, White, Cast Iron. Free,
you haul. Good use for farm
or outdoors. (863)357-6691
USED ALUMINUM- You pick
up & haul. (863)357-5957



FLORIDA ECO

TOURIST ATTRACTION
HIRING FOR THE
FOLLOWING POSITIONS:
Equine Director:
Certified in Horsemanship,
CPR and First Aide.
Eco Tour Guide:
w/Background or Interest in
Biology.
Grounds & Maintenance:
Experienced in Irrigation and
Florida Native Plants.
For more information
www.florldaechosafaris.com
To Apply: Call H.R. @
(407)892-5010
8:00 am- 4:00 pm.
Monday-Friday.
Exp'd Office Person, knowl-
edge of Quick Books, recon-
ciliation, computer exp. &
phone edicate. Immediate
openings. Call for appt.
on-Fri. (863)763-3309


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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


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


CRANE OPERATOR
Great benefits
(877)304-4100

GLAZER NEEDED
Apply in person @
119SW 5thAve.or
fax resume to 863-763-9918


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2405 Hwy 441 SE
Okeechobee, FL
Lawn Service Now Hiring
Must have min.1 yr. exp.
w/commercial lawn service,
valid dr. lic., over 18, willing
to work long hours. Call
863-467-8001, 9-5
MECHANIC Exp'd only. Good
hrly. commission rate @ Ford
Dealership. Okeechobee Motor
Co. @3175 Hwy. 441 S.
Mill Manager Needed
Needs to be Experienced with
Machinery and Equipment.
Apply at Syfrett Feed Co,
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
OFFICE ASSISTANT
Experience a MUST. Drop off
resume at 105 SW 3rd Ave
Labor Finders
Truck Drivers Needed
Benefits Available. Must have
Class A CDL license. Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
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DANCERS WANTED
Part Time for
Vegas Style Shows
No Nudity
Must be willing to travel
Florida on weekends
Call Big Lake Productions
(863)357-1795
863)634-9808
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Newspaper carriers needed
for Okeechobee area. Call
Mike 1-800-932-2489
ext. 3583 Iv. msg.



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Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all "
cases of questionable val-
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guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
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true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
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you check with the Better
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Professional Vending Route
and Equipment. Brand name
products, all sizes. Financing
available w/$7,500 Down.
(877) 843-8726
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CONSTRUCTION
SERVICES, INC.
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Aluminum Roof Over
(863)634-2044
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to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
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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 8 Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700.
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONERS- 5 ton,
reverse cycle, $1000 you
must move. (863)467-2571.
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
DINING ROOM TABLE 2
Pedestals, leaf, 4 chairs,
Good condition. Beautiful
Piece. $200.
(302)492-3488
HALL TREE- Oak, with bench.
Umbrella holder & hat
hooks. $1000.
(772)489-6837
TUB,,Old Fashioned, White
Porcelain, Claw Feet. Good
condition. $250/best offer.
(863)467-4192/697-8806
VANITY, Antique, Tri-Fold.
$200 or best offer.
(863)467-4192/697-8806


FREEZER, GE, Upright, with
warranty (in home service),
$250. (863)452-5490



UPRIGHT FREEZER- marble
DR table, stove, sofa bed,
chrome table w/refrig below,
$1700 for all will sep.
(863)634-6446.


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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



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Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Activity Aid.
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
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Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street


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SHOW Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Dead Me IDead Like Me (cc) Movie: Pieces of April (2003) (Queer as Folk (cc)
TMC Movie: **1/2 Out of t~ie (2003) 'PG-13' (cc) Movie: **k1/ Kalifornia (1993) (Brad Pitt) 'R' IMovie: ** Absolute Power (1997) (s) 'R'


WASHER/DRYER Kenmore
Both great condition. $200
for both or will separate
(863)634-8654_



ROMANCE BOOKS (80) Har-
lequin $14 for all.
(863)763-1059



BUILDING, Metal, 20 gage.
30Wx17x40L, by US Building,
Door opening 16'x16'.
Never assembled. Complete.
Will deliver in Okeechobee
area. $9500 (863)824-8787



FIBERGLASS STEPS- New,
For Mobile Home 4 raiser
with railings $300.
(863)467-8005



EXERSAUCER, BOY BABY
CLOTHES 0-15months.,
Lots of toys, etc. $75 for all,
will sep. 863-447-1141



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


CLOTHES- 6-Shirts & 5-pair
of pants. Sizes small & Me-
dium. $60.(863)697-8319
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



COMPUTER, HP Flat Screen,
Brand new w/desk. $350.
Must sell! (863)697-2813
DELL COMPUTER- Windows
XR 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







BED, Queen, Complete w/mat-
tress, box springs & frame.
Good condition. $60.
(863)763-8642
BEDROOM SUITE, King Size
Headboard, Dresser, Mirror,
2 side tables & hutch. $500
(863)634-7565
BUNK BEDS Wooden
Very good condition $65
(863)983-2428
CHINA CABINET, 1930 Early
American, solid maple, slight
damage, $125, 600 NW
'17th St.
DINING ROOM SET, Table (4
person high top) w/matching
utch & 4 chairs. $500
(863)824-2617
DRESSER- 8 drawer with mir-
ror. Good condition. $200.
Please call (239)462-3036 .
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
$75 or best offer.
(863)357-3633,
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


RECLINER COUCH
2 recliners, Royal Blue, 1 yr
old, beautiful cond. $400 or
best offer (863)467-9546
SOFA BED, 2-chairs, Dinette
set w/4-chairs, Storage
chest, 2-office desk 6-office
chairs $2000 561-924-7989
SWIVEL ROCKERS (2) Bur-
gundy and mauve, good
condition, $100 will sell sep.
(863)227-6210.
TV, 32" w/Entertainment Cen-
ter. Asking $400 neg.
(561)985-1873
TWIN MATTRESS PADS (2)
new magnetic European
Health Concepts. Pd $1270
asking $350 (863)763-8449



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063.
WORK CART- 4 seater, bed w/
lift gate, 36V charger, work
or pleasure. Good condition,
$925..(863)697-2033.


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



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



WICKER SET- 2 chairs & a
table OK condition $25
(863)983-2246


HANDICAPPED SCOOTER-
runs good, with charger,
$350 (863)763-6630.,
SCOOTER Space Saver, 3
wheel, good condition $650
(863)357-8788


COLLAPSIBLE WHEELCHAIR
Lightweight, $95
(863)763-2458
GLASS SHOWCASES (2)-
$150 or will sell separate,
call 863-763-8707 or see at
620S Parrott Ave.
LIFT CHAIR Electric, in very
good cond. $350
(863)763-2458
RAILROAD CROSS TIES- 100,
$800. Will separate.
(863)801-1666


SEEKING BASS PLAYER
For Okeechobee Area
Christian Blues Band
Call Jerry (863)467-6793



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
Elec. Guitar, Harmony, stand,
tuner, carry case & 2 Har-
mony amps w/chord, never
used, $350. (863)673-2465
PIANO- Remington, needs
tuning & key pads. $695.
(561)924-7989



OFFICE SAFE- Shaw Walker,
2'x2'x4 1/2' $795.
561-924-7989



ALPACKA --$500 or trade
'(863)673-1567 1
AMERICAN BULLDOG PUP-
Male, no papers. $200.
(863)634-7108
BIRD DOGS (4)
English Pointer,
Ready to hunt. $500.
(863)697-2969
BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES,
Approx. 8 wks. old. Pure bred.
Males. Shots/Wormed. $350.
(863)673-2260/674-1322
BURMESE PYTHON, 12 Ft.,
Female, Very tame. $300 or
best offer. (863)228-7230
CHOCOLATE LAB- 1 yr old fe-
male. Greats kid. $200. or
best 'offer
(863)673-0476/675-0325
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
JAVA FINCH'S (Grays) 2
months old. 1 pair. Includes
cage. $50 Call after 5pm.
(863)983-7625
LLAMA -$500 or trade
(863)673-1567
RABBIT in cage, house trained
$25 (863)635-4690
TRITON COCKATOO: Rare, Fe-
male, Great pet. Very lovable
w/large cage & access. $1800
neg. (863)228-7230
Love the earth Recycle
your used Items by
selling them in the
classified.




HOT TUB- 6 seats, new cost
$3100. Good condition.
selling for $900,
(863)467-8005 "
JACUZZI, 8x8 6 Person: Good
condition w/ cover. $1000
or best offer 863-634-5943
PUMP & FILTER SYSTEM,. for
above ground pool, $125 or
best offer. (863)946-1794
SOLANA SPA- 2 person, Ex-
cellent shape Jets on both
seats. Cost $4000. asking
$2500. (239)657-9195



POOL TABLE- World Leisure
Championship Tournament
size, rack, balls, chalk,
brush, good cond., $550
(86.1).45-.151 2



CD/MP3 PLAYER, Alpine,
w/XM Satellite Radio tuner &
Antenna, $300.
(863)763-9756
SPEAKERS, JL AUDIO, 5x7,
new in box & Alpine Equaliz-
er, new in box, $225 will sell
sep. (863)763-9756


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
PRESSURE WASHER
2400 PSI, 51/2 h/p, Honda ,
Engine $300 (863)763-3599
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.


TAPE PLAYER/RECORDER
Sony, 100 country cassettes
$50 (863)697-2033


PAYING TOP DOLLAR FOR:
US Coins & Currency
collections. Please call'
(419)688-1669
WANTED TO BUY
UNOPENED surplus diabetic
test strips, etc.
(419)946-1008


Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed 'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies,
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 86b



HARNESS, Single horse,
leather, never used, used to
pull a wagon, $125.
(863)675-4098
HORSE TRAILER- 2 horse, all
aluminum, good tires, extra
tall, new floor, needs paint.
$2500 neg (561)719-3641.
HORSES, 12 yr. old, Appaloo-
sa Mare. Good w/kids. May
be in foal. Good 4-H project.
$1500 (863)634-7801
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
QUARTER HORSE GELDING-
12 yrs old, Experienced rid-
er. $1500. (863)634-7769.
REG PASO FINO MARE,-
12yrs old, smooth gait, does
it all, $2300 (863)763-1504.
THOROUGHBRED GELDING-
11 yr old, black w/ white'
face, w/ papers, $1200.
(863)467-9212



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
PRESSURE WASHER, EX-CEL
2200 PSI, Honda Engine, 5.0
hp., New power head. Asking
$300. (863)467-7404
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. Will Deliver
(863)357-6202 / 261-4999
RIDING MOWER -Sears Best
44" cut, sun top, bumper &
extras. Pd $3000 asking
$1400 (863)763-8449


BABY DUCKS: For Sale
(863)467-3841
FAINTING GOAT, Exotic, Ten-
nessee, black & white, make
reat pets or lawnmowers,
150. (863)675-4098
LIVESTOCK TRAILER
Ideal for horses & livestock
$500 (561)236-8708 anytime


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.
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
In the classifieds


HOUSE FOR RENT
3 Bedroom, 1 Bath
$900 per month
1st, Last, $500 Security
Call 863-763-2262
OKEECHOBEE, 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Avail, in August. 2 Car Garage.
Cathedral Ceilings. Nice neigh-
borhood. 863-467-2541


OKEECHOBEE- Private
BR/bath, full use of home,
satellite TV, cleaning service,
all util incld. $500/mo.
(863)467-6577 9-5 M-F or
(863)357-1426 eve/week-
ends.
ROOMMATE WANTED: Male
or Female, No children,No
Pets, $400 mo. incids every-
thing (863)228-3887


By Owner: nice 3BR/2BA CBS
Home, w/fenced yard, back
screened porch & new addi-
tion, located in Better Acres,
$175,000. (863)467-6365.
OKEECHOBEE, Cozy 3 Bdrm.,
2 Ba, Single family. Beautiful
Home Built in 2003. $175,000
(863)697-3096 for more info.


DIXIE RANCH ACRES- Cleared
1 acre, with oak trees. For
information Call
(863)763-1090
OKEECHOBEE- Vacant Com-
mercial/Industrial 200'x315'
In City limits. Call Don
863-610-0139/634-2562
Price reduced/Make offer


Puli Not-ice


-IN 1


GO CART, 2 Seater, 5.5 hp en-
gine. $350 or best offer.
(863)227-2600
SUZUKI 50- 4 Wheeler, Runs
good.$700.(863)467-6901
YAMAHA PW80- '95, Dirt Bike
runs good, $350.
(863)357-1960 or
(863)634-5402.


Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
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)990-6398 aft 5
CADILLAC SEVILLE, '91-
white, 4dr, leather, clean,
$2500 (863)674-0898.
CAVALIER WAGON- '93,
needs work. $300.
(863)610-0415
MITSUBISHI MIRAGE 1992,
Needs fuel pump. $600 or
best offer. (863)357-3633


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



Located In mobile home park
2br, 1ba $7995 or best offer
(239)671-2015
TAYLOR CREEK LODGE- 2br,
deck, dock, boat slip, Florida
Room, shop, CA, new appli-
ances, 20' Pontoon Boat,
$30,000. (863)763-0675.


Recreation



Boats 3D5
Campers. 'RVs 3010
Jet Skis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles. ATVs 3035

-I
AIR BOAT '00 13ft fbrgls, Big
0 Hull w/ polymer btm, 160
Lycoming. 232 hrs, Great
cond.$7000 (863)673-1068
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
FIBERCRAFT 18ft w/115
Evinrude, fish finder, live
well, Bimini top. Needs work
$1100(863)357-1796
FIBERGLASS BOAT 14ft w/
9.9 Johnson nds minor carb
work, trolling motor, trailer
$800 neg. (863)227-6210
MERCURY '01, 25 HP electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.


Itasca Winnebago, '84, 271/2
ft., sleeps up to 8, new gen-
erator, runs good, $6300.
(863)467-24802
RV- '90, Prowler, 25', 5th
Wheeler. Great shape, Clean
$4000. (863)697-2043
RV'S (2) one w/screened in
porch, For rent or for sale.
For more information call
(863)763-3599



BASS BOAT SEATS (2) pad-
ded gray plastic, fold down,
$70 will sell separate.
(863)697-0104.
BIMINI TOP, Blue, Good con-
dition, clean. Stainless Steel
Frame. $200.
(863)634-7801
MARINER- Outboard motor,
Runs. 40HP $800. or best
offer. (863)983-2255
PLASTIC GAS TANK-28 gal.
reat for generator, boat, etc.
50 (863)697-6812
PROPELLER, Stick, For Air
Boat, 72x48,
$250.(863)528-1894




TRAILER HITCH- for boat or
trailer, off a '95 Windstar,
bolts on, cost $120 asking
$80. (863)610-0521.


DIRT BIKE- Kawasaki KX100,
'02, Excellent shape. $1800.
or best offer.
(863)605-1203
MINI CHOPPER New, only
rode twice. $475
(863)763-3599
TRIUMPH CLASSIC, '73-
black, $2500.
(863)674-0898.
YAMAHA TW 200 Dual Sport,
with trailer hitch carrier, ex-
cellent cond., $1800.
(863)467-0085
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(863)467-8856

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CAMPER TOP- 8', P/U Long
bed. $150. (863)697-9113
CAMPER TOP- for 8ft bed
pickup, $50.
(863)675-8760.
CHEVY S10- '94, Long bed,
White, power brakes steer-
ing, A/C $2500: or rea-
sonable offer 863-634-9783
DODGE RAM CHARGER '85
$800 (863)634-3896
FORD F150 1990, New Drive
Shaft, Tires. Good trans &
A/C. High miles. $850 As
Is. (863)763-2756
FORD F150 P/U 1989, Needs
motor. $1200 or best offer.
(863)634-4104
FORD F250, '95- 6 cyl, AC, 2
fuel tanks, camper top,
$2500 (863)467-0139.


Iubi Noice* I


CHEVY CAMARO Z 28'95
Small amount of damage, 97k
orig mi, 3 owner car, runs
gd $2500 (772)971-7660
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER
'89, 4dr, 83K mi, good cond.
white, $1000 or best offer
(863)697-3090
DODGE INTREPID, '99, exc.
cond., multiple CD player,
$4150. Contact Bill McDo-
nald (863)635-1169 or
(863)679-0110
FORD ESCORT- '91, Runs
Great $500.(863)302-1818
KAR KADDY- Tow dolly, steer-
ing chassis, surge brakes,
used very little $1250.
(863)467-4598
MOBILE CAR DETAILING
EQUIPMENT- complete,
franchise also available,
$1500 (863)557-6300.
OLDS CUTLASS CIERA, '84-
80,870 miles, Reliable. A/C
compressor bad, $500 neg.
(239)728-6273.
PONTIAC GRAND AM. '00-
$8000, some warranty left,
(863)673-3900
PONTIAC GRAND AM '95
Needs some engine work,
has four new tires & a/c.
$550 (863)674-0825
PONTIAC GRAND AM, '99,
exc. cond., $3,000.
(863)763-8989
PONTIAC TRANS AM, '87,
Sports car or collector, one
owner, gold on black, 305
V8, auto, digital dash, t-tops,
85k mi., $7000.
(863)612-0009

TOYOTA TERCEL 1983,
4 cyl. Gas saver. Very clean
car. $700 or best offer.
(863)675-2598 Lv. msg
TOYOTA TERCEL, '90, stan-
dard, a/c, $800.
(863)467-6277
VW BEETLE '71 Attn Collec-
tors, runs-great, nds re-
stored, $1800 or best offer
(863)675-6214 after 6pm



FORD EXPLORER SPORT '97,
4X4, Loaded, 2 Dr., Needs
motor work. $2500
(863)634-4104
FORD F150 1999 4X4, Cold
Air. $5500 or best offer.
(863)634-4076
FORD F250 2003, 4x4, 4 dr.,
auto., O/D, PS, PB, 8' Bed,
FM, goose neck hitch, tint,
29K $23,500. (772)260-9701
FORD RANGER P/UP 1983,
4x4, 2.8 V6, Runs good. Own-
er purchased new truck. Must.
sell. $1300 (863)381-0432
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


CAMPER SHELL, for full size
Dodge pickup, 61/2 ft. bed,
$400 or best offer.
(863)946-1794
CHEVY FRONT CLIP, '85,
complete with hood, fen-
ders, etc., dual headlights,
$375. (772)519-3979
FORD BRONCO- '79, for parts
only. $300. (863)763-5147
FORD RANGER- '98, Wrecked,
.Hit on the drivers front side.
No damage to motor, Low
mi. $1000. 863-634-2077
ISUZU PUP- '85, For parts on-
ly. $150. (863)763-5147
PONTIAC GRAND AM '89
For parts, no title $250
(863)674-0825
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
TIRES & RIMS (5), brand new
- Goodyear, from 2005 Jeep,
P2157R15, $500.
(863)763-1457
TIRES (4) 17" R6517. Rare
Deal! Asking $180.
(863)397-6598
TIRES (4) Bart Wheels,
14x15, 8 lug w/36" Swam-
pers. $600. (863)528-1894
TIRES (4) Copper Discover
ASP, Fits S4JV or Truck.
255/70R16. Brand new
cond. $400 (863)763-0465
TOW HITCH frame mounted
Draw Tite, for full size Ford
truck or SUV $40
(863)697-6812




TRAILER HITCH- for boat or
trailer, off a '95 Windstar,
bolts on, cost $120 asking
$80. (863)610-0521.
TRANSMISSION, Rebuilt,
2000 k/ Ton 2 wd. Pickup
Truck. $400 or best offer.


IN THE CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2003-CA-227
TERRY L. VITITOE a/k/a TERRY
VITITOE, and SANDRA E. VITITOE,
a/k/a SANDY VITITOE, his wife,
Plaintiffs,
vs
COMMUNITIES FINANCIAL CORP,
el al., Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: COMMUNITIES FINANCIAL CORP, a
Florida corporation; LISA L. DRAPER,
SONYA L. LITTLE, CHRISTINE K.-EN-
ORES and STEVEN H. DRAPER, and
the unknown beneficiaries of Trust
Agreement No. 1, dated July 27,
1998, and all other parties ih- ;,- ,
claiming to have any right, 1,,: ,:, ,i
terest in the subject real property.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to quiet title to the following de-
scribed property in Okeechobee
County, Florida, to-wit:
PARCEL 1:
The East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the
North 1/2 of the North 1/2 and the
West 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the North
1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 31 in
Section 33, in the SOUTHERN COLO-
NIZATION COMPANY plat of Township
34 South, Range 33 East, according
to the plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 4, pages 3 thru 3E, inclusive, of
the public records of Okeechobee
County, Florida.
PARCEL 2:
The East 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the North
1/2 of the North 1/2 and the West 1/2
of the East 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the
North 1/2 of Tract 31, in Section 33,
in the.SOUTHERN COLONIZATION
COMPANY plat of Township 34 South,
Range 33 East, according to toe plat
thereof recorded in Plat Book 4, pages
3 thru 3E, inclusive, of the public
records of Okeechobee County, Fori-
da.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on TOM W.
CONELY, III, of CONELY & CONELY,
RA., whose address is Post Office
Drawer 1367, Okeechobee,'Florida
34973-1367, and file the original with
the Clerk of the above styled Court on
or before August 8,2005; otherwise a
judgment may be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the Com-
plaint.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on June 29, 2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Said Court
By: /S/Debbie Goodrich
Deputy Clerk
66897 ON 7/5,12,19,26/05


FORD RANGER XLT 1998, 4
cyl., 5 spd., pwr. locks/win.
Runs good. $1800 Call Matt
@ (863)673-0354
MAZDA B2000, '87- w/cap,
good A/C, runs good, 98K
miles. Asking $1800
(239)728-6273.
NISSAN P/U '92
Good condition, low miles,
$3000 (863)634-3896
TOOL BOX- 5' inside dimen-
sion, heavy duty, for pickup.
$40. (863)675-8760.


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


FLAT BED TRAILER- Goose
Neck Dove Tail. 18', Heavy du-
ty. $1250. (772)489-6837
FLAT BED UTILITY TRLR-
20ft, dual axle, pressure
treated decking, $800
(863)228-3887.
Utility Trailer, 7 ton, 16 ft., GI
Hitch, new tires, metal floor,
$1200. (863)697-2076 aft 5
pm


Chevy Gladiator G20 Van,
'93, w/new trans., 50k mi.
on rebuilt 350, runs great,
$2400. (863)673-2465


OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
The regular monthly meeting of the
Okeechobee County School Board will
be held on Thursday, July 21, 2005,
at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of the
School Board Administrative Office at
700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, and Is open to
the public. There will be no meeting on
July 12 as previously scheduled. -
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Sup erintendent of Schools
64394 ON 7/8,12/05
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 2005CP135
ESTATE OF
HENRY RICHARD SHAUDYS,
Deceased
NOTICETO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Henry
Richard Shaudys, deceased, File
Number 2005CP135, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Okeechobee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 304 Northwest Second
Street, Room 101, Okeechobee, Flod-
da 34972. The name and addresses
of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and-other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the decedents estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO. (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATED OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is July 12th, 2005.
Personal Representaive:
*Helena S. Shaudys
2718 SE 32nd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Attorney for Personal Representaive:
LYTAL, REITER, CLARK, FOUNTAIN &
WILLIAMS
10th Floor Northbridge Centre
515 North Rager Drive
Pest Office Box 4056
West Palm Beach, RForida 33402
Telephone: (561) 655-1990
By: Kevin Smith
Ra. Bar #861030
69018 ON 7/12,19/05


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


PROJECT NO 20435
OKEECHOBEE HIGH SCHOOL
RENOVATIONS TO BUILDING 8
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Roida 34974 up to 2:00 p.m. Au-
gust 8,2005 for all materials and labor necessary for:
Renovations to Building 8
Okeechobee High School
Okeechobee, Florida
Bidder shall complete a list of sub-bidders with whom he will sub-contract work in
connection with this project. This list shall accompany the contractor's bid. Fail-
ure to provide a list shall be grounds for rejection of the bid.
Plans and specifications are on tile in the office of:
Dale Barrett, Director of Operations
Okeechobee County School Board
700 SW 2nd Avenue, Room 110
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-462-5000 ext. 236
and
BMK Architects, Inc.
323 Central Avenue
Sarsota, FL 34236
1941-356-6056
Copies of said plans and specifications may be obtained at the office of said Archi-
tect or the office of Dale Barrett, upon the deposit of S100.00 for one set of plans
and specifications; said deposit will be returned to the contractor upon return of
said plans and specifications in good condition, and upon receipt of a bona fide
bid.
Each bid shall be accompanied Bid Bondby a Bid Bond in the amount of 5% of the maximum
bid, payable to the School Board of Okeechobee County, as evidence of good
faith and guaranteeing that the successful bidder will execute and furnish to the
School Board of Okeechobee County a good and sufficient performance bond as
required by Florida Statute Section 1013.47 in the penal sum of 100% of the es-
calated amount of the contract guaranteeing the performance of said contract;
and a payment bond as required by Section 1013.45 and 255.05, Flonda Stat-
utes, guaranteeing the payment of all debts pertaining thereto. Each bid shall be
accompanied by a sworn statement under Section 287.133(3)(a), Flonda Stat-
utes, on Public Entity Crimes and the Drug Free Workplace Certification.
Each bond shall be issued by a surety company licensed and authorized to do busi-
ness in the State ot Florida having a genera bond holders rating of A+ excel-
lent and a financial ration of BBB+ or better in Florida satisfactory to the
Owner, within ten (10) days after being awarded the contract, the premiums of
said bonds to be paid by the Contractor Said bonds to be recorded in accor-
dance with School Board instructions.
All Bids shall be placed in an envelope, sealed, and addressed to the School Board
of Okeechobee County, and the name of the project should be placed on the out-
side of the envelope and wo'ds indicating that the envelope contains a bid for
said project.
MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE: July 27, 2005, 10:00 a.m., prevailing time at
the office of Dale Barrett, Director of Operations, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Room
110, Okeechobee, FL 34974.
The Contractor will be required to build and have the project substantially complet-
ed January 06, 2006 and have the actual site work, including punch list items
and site clean up, totally completed within 30 days thereafter. Failure to do so
will result in liquidated damages in the amount of 500.00 per day for each date
of actual substantial completion exceeds the scheduled date of substantial com-
pletion; and a further sum of S100.00 per calendar day in liquidated damages for
each day the date of actual final completion exceeds the scheduled date of final
completion.
The successful bidder, if any, will be notified within 15 days after the bid is accept-
ed.
The School Board of Okeechobee County reserves the right to reject any and all
bids and to waive any informalities. All proposals shall remain in force for 30
days afterthe date of opening.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
By: Patcia G. Cooper, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools
68988 ON 7/12,19,26/05

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF INDIAN
RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE WILL HOLD A REGULAR BOARD MEETING TUES-
DAY, JULY 26, 2005 AT 3:30 RM. IN ROOMS 310 AND 311 OF THE TOMEU
BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS OF INDIAN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT
3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. NOTICE IS
ALSO GIVEN THAT AT 9:00 A.M., TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2005, AN AGENDA
MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE BOARD ROOM OF THE BEN L. BRYAN ADMIN-
ISTRATION BUILDING ON THE MAIN CAMPUS, 3209 VIRGINIA AVENUE, FORT
PIERCE, FLORIDA 34981-5596. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO PLACE BEFORE
THAT BOARD FOR CONSIDERATION ARGUMENTS CONCERNING ISSUES OF
LAW OR POLICY OR PRESENT EVIDENCE OF ANY PERTINENT FACT THAT MAY
BE IN DISPUTE MUST NOTIFY THE PRESIDENT OF THE COLLEGE AT LEAST
SEVEN DAYS BEFORE THE SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUS-
TEES. ANY PERSONS WISHING TO APPEAL THE DECISIONS OF THIS BOARD
WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING WILL NEED
A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE MAY NEED TO
ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE.
67930 ON 7/12/05