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Okeechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 194


Inside


Wednesday, July 13, 2005


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Meet the Dixie
Baseball players
O.C.R.A. will host two divi-
sions of the 50th anniversary
Dixie Youth Baseball state tour-
nament July 16-24 at the Okee-
chobee County Sports Com-
plex. The AAA division will
play on fields 3 and 4. Game
times for the Saturday and
Sunday games are 1 p.m., 3
p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
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Lake level
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Depth given in feet above sea
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Index
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Comics .......... .13
Community Events .... 4
Crossword ........ .14
Obituaries ......... .3
Opinion ...... ... .4
Speak Out ......... .4
Sports ............. 5
TV ... . ... ... .15
Weather ............ .2
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The board of directors of the
Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA) face the unenviable task
of choosing from among several
complicated options the best
method for disposal of treated
effluent for their expanded
wastewater treatment plant,
At a June 24 meeting, OUA
board members heard presenta-
tions from engineers explaining
two possible options created
wetlands and deep well injec-
tion systems.


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
At 9:30 a.m. Tuesday the
bright Florida sun was already
forcing the mercury to the near
90 degree mark. Droplets of per-
spiration fell from the foreheads
of the group of about a dozen
enthused volunteers as they
toiled on a new Habitat for
Humanity home they are helping
to build in the Basswood area of
Okeechobee.
Elizabeth Clifford-helped with
window installation of the home
that will soon be. hers a home
where this single mother of three
can raise her children, two boys
and a girl, and care for her aging
mother. Ms. Clifford is hopeful
that the key to the front door will
open to a life of security for her
and her family. That hope is
fueled by the Habitat for Humani-
ty project and volunteers from
Project Hope.
"It means a lot to me," Ms.
Clifford said about the new four-
bedroom home. She will make
mortgage payments on the new
home, but they will be less than
the rent she now pays for a three-
bedroom home on Racetrack


A created wetland would
require periodic dumping into
Taylor Creek. Possible legislation
requiring further reduction of
phosphorous levels in Taylor
Creek might make this option
impractical. This unknown has a
large effect on the size of the
wetland that would be neces-
sary.
While injection wells are
expensive to construct, their
capacity is unlimited and treat-
ment standards are lower than
for surface application.
An injection well is drilled


below the potable water level
and is drilled through a confin-
ing layer to keep the injected
water from bubbling up into the
potable water.
At the time of the last meet-
ing board members seemed to
be overwhelmed with informa-
tion so they decided to hold a
workshop to discuss at greater
length their options.
They held a workshop Tues-
day morning to further discus-
sion the options available to
them.
Referring to the last meeting,


Project Hope volunteers Roger Garramore (left) and
Cesar Marin (right) join Habitat for Humanity (Paul Ritter,
president, center) in building a home in Basswood.


Road.
On Tuesday, Ms. Clifford was
working off some of the 450 vol-
unteer hours she committed as a
Habitat Family Partner. The com-
mitment is part of her contract
with the organization for getting
the home. She works as a patient
care assistant at Raulerson Hos-
pital and attends nursing school.
Many of Tuesday's Project
Hope volunteers are members of
the Treasure Island Baptist
Church (TIBC) and responded to
the Sunday morning request of


Paul Ritter, president of Okee-
chobee's Habitat for Humanity
program. He has been visiting
various churches and communi-
ty organizations seeking volun-
teers for the housing project.
"My goal is to eliminate sub-
standard housing in Okee-
chobee," Mr. Ritter said. "We
want to build 800 houses; we
have 799 to go." One house was
completed in Basswood in April.
For those who might think the
goal is a far reach, Mr. Ritter has
See Habitat Page 2


board chairperson Melanie
Anderson stated that it was "just
too much information for me to
comprehend at one time."
John Hayford, operations
manager for OUA, stated that
currently the surface water treat-
ment plant is at about 80 per-
cent of capacity. Of the remain-
ing 20 percent, he said that
about 10 percent was tied up in
developer's agreements.
"We are just about out of
capacity," he added.
The board spent consider-
able time discussing revising


their developer's agreement to
make part or all of the amount
paid to be refundable.
Currently a developer can
cancel the agreement and get
his money back after having tied
up a portion of the capacity.
Local realtor Brandon Tucker
said he represented developers
who were planning to put in
6,400 new housing units. He
said they would be willing to pay
a nonrefundable developer's
fee. He told that board that the
demand gives them a unique
See Sewer Page 2


County to face



several issues


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee County Com-
missioners will face a variety of
issues at their biweekly meet-
ing on Thursday. Several con-
troversial topics are on the
agenda.
Once again, the board will
consider the request of Trey W
and Loralie T. Bennett, owners,
and East and East Realty, appli-
cant, to change zoning from
Commercial to Residential
General. The property in ques-
tion is on U.S. 441 S.E. adjacent
to the driver's license office.
Residents of the neighborhood
flooded earlier planning board
and commissioner meetings to
protest the proposed change
because of increased traffic.
The matter was tabled at the
June 9 commissioners' meet-
ing in order for the applicant to
furnish more detailed informa-
tion on the traffic flow that


would be created. The appli-
cants wish to put in a multi-
family development.
There are five other sched-
uled public hearings. Two of
them involve requests in zon-
ing in order to accommodate
multifamily developments.
Sylvester and Penny Butler
have requested a change in
zoning from Residential Single
Family to Residential General
for property on S.E. 86th Boule-
vard.
BHH Pines HHC has
requested a change in zoning
from Residential Mixed to Resi-
dential General for property on
N.W 10th Avenue.
Ronald Thornberry and
Harvey and Jane Thornberry
request a change in zoning
from Residential Single Family
to Neighborhood Commercial-
2 for property on the north side
of SR 70 E. between N.E. 42nd
Terrace and N.E. 44th Terrace.
See County Page 2


Community



is prepared



for hurricanes


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Perhaps there is only one
thing that can help allay fears
about a pending hurricane, and
that would be being prepared.
With an early hurricane season
upon us and the possibility of a
storm striking the Okeechobee
area again, city and county
agencies are hoping for the
best but gearing up for the
worst.


Sheriff's office
does have a plan
Sergeant Billy Markham said
the Okeechobee County Sher-
iff's Office made preliminary
plans a couple of weeks ago in
case a hurricane hits the area.
They planned their work sched-
ules and organized their man-
power.
"It is the same as last year,"
See Prepared Page 2


Teaching methods discussed


By D.Hamilton
Okeechobee News
The Tuesday meeting of
Rotary Club included the
announcement by new club
president, Lonnie Kirsch that
Rotary Club International has
designated the month of July as
'Literacy' month.
Mrs. Kirsch announced a proj-
ect which will be funded by the
proceeds from the Bike Rally
fundraiser in conjunction with lit-
eracy month providing dictionar-
ies for all third grade students in
the school district. The dictionar-
ies will be distributed to third
graders on behalf of the Okee-
chobee Rotary Club at the start of
the coming school year.
In keeping with the education
theme of Tuesday's meeting,
Rotary Club member, Jeanette
Miller provided the introduction
for the guest speaker, who is Ms.
Miller's sister and also an ele-
mentary school teacher at Cen-
tral Elementary School, Mrs.


grams in teaching younger chil-
dren. Mrs. Pritchard, who says
that she has enjoyed 'making a
difference' in the children's lives
year after year, has currently
been attending workshops deal-
ing with developing strategies
which help children to recall nec-'
essary information.
Mrs. Pritchard continued to
tell the group about the five areas
of memory recall.
The first of the areas of mem-
ory recall is the 'working or
Symantec' part of the memory.
Mrs. Pritchard said, "This is the
largest part of memory recall and
it is from here that children draw
their information for the purpose
of testing and academic perform-
ance."
"The next is episodic," Mrs.
Pritchard said, "and is location
driven." She further explained
that memory is spurred by where
you were. As a for instance, she
used what an individual had for
lunch might be recalled by
See Rotary Page 2


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Staff photo/Lorna Jablonski
Mobile home fire
A fire early Sunday morning destroyed the mobile home
at 3975 S.E. 29th Way in Taylor Creek Lodge. The home
owned by Elden Combs was unoccupied at the time of
the fire. The heat was so intense that it blew out win-
dows and melted the siding at the rear of the home
located at Lot 26 in Taylor Creek Lodge early Sunday
morning. The cause of the fire is still under investigation
by state fire marshals.


Habitat for Humanity: Volunteers help build home


Staff photos/Audrey Blackwell
Elizabeth Clifford (front) is helping to construct her new home. She joined Paul Ritter
(hammer raised), president of Habitat for Humanity, and volunteers from Project Hope
install windows at the building site in Basswood on Tuesday."

Habitat builds second home


Staff photo/D.Hamilton
Rotary Club member
Jeanette Miller introduces
guest speaker, Central Ele-
mentary School teacher,
Michelle Pritchard to dis-
cuss methods used to teach
children memory recall.
Michelle Pritchard.
- Mrs. Pritchard, who has
taught in Okeechobee School
District for the past 18 years,
came to talk to the club mem-
bers about some alternative pro-







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Sergeant Markham said. "Even if
we are not hit by a hurricane, we
still have to direct traffic if a hurri-
cane hits either the East Coast or
the West Coast," he said. They will
be able to double their manpower
if needed.
Sergeant Markham said that if
winds reach 45 mph, traffic will not
be allowed to travel on the roads.
He said the department is just
waiting to see what happens and if
a storm is expected to hit. He cau-
tioned people to make sure they
have the necessary storm prepara-
tions completed in case the area
does get a storm.
Fire dept. prepared
Fire Chief Herb Smith said the
Okeechobee City Fire Department
is always in a state of readiness in
that their fuel levels are up for their
equipment and apparatus, and
they have supplies on hand.
"We're in a mode of watch and
see he said, adding that "fuel and
all items are ready to go now."
Chief Smith said that, as they do
every year, if a hurricane is immi-
nent, they will be contacted by
Ermmrgency Management. "We get
contacts when they think storms
are at an emergency status. All of
the services fire, police, and
emergency management get
together and talk about where
everyone is. We don't do anything
until we get to that emergency sta-
tus," he said.
Chief Smith recommended that
people take care of things that
would take days to complete.
Wood should be cut and in the
garage and ready to use. "Once it
starts bearing down, it gets really
crazy," he said. "Canned goods and
water should be bought already.
"That way, people can avoid the
last minute rush and people will be
prepared."
City police ready
Detective John Ziegler said the
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment is ready for action should a
hurricane hit. He said when a
storm is heading this way, they will
monitor the TV news channels to
see what track the storm is taking.
"Our standard procedures are in
place," he said.
Detective Ziegler said Police
Chief Dennis Davis will determine
when the police department
switches modes in case of a pend-
ing hurricane. The department will
coordinate with Gene O'Neill with
the Emergency Management
Office and continue to monitor the


weather. If it comes to an evacua-
tion order, that would be geared
through the Emergency Opera-
tions Center in Tallahassee and the
statewide Emergency Manage-
ment Director. Locally, the direc-
tion would come from Mr. O'Neill.
Chief Davis has been meeting
regularly with the city administra-
tor and the fire chief to discuss
storm planning.
Detective Ziegler said their
focus is to protect people and prop-
erty. With severe bad weather, they
try to keep roadways clear in case
they are needed to direct traffic and
for emergency use.
Detective Ziegler said that in the
past, when the hurricanes hit last
year, they went to Alpha- Bravo
shifts, which means they redistrib-
uted their manpower into two
shifts, each working 12-hour days
to cover 24 hours a day. "When a
hurricane is a real threat, all vaca-
tions are canceled," he said.
Det. Ziegler encouraged citizens
to monitor the news and to locate a
hurricane preparedness guide.
"We're starting to see a more
focused attention on the weather,"
hesaid.

City hall preparing
City Administrator Brian White-
hall said the city has been talking at
length about hurricane prepared-
ness at their weekly staff meetings.
If a hurricane is imminent within
24 hours, they would hold a last-
minute briefing. "Generally, we
have a lot in place and are as pre-
pared as we can be at the pre-
warning stage," he said.
Of note, Mr. Whitehall men-
tioned a new communications sys-
tem is in place with a new tower to
replace the one that blew down
last year that can handle 135 mph
winds. The city has enough diesel
and propane and back-up genera-
tors so communication will stay
up. If a hurricane does hit, the
police department will act as a
command post for the city and offi-
cers will be given assigned tasks.
Mr. Whitehall said they will
communicate with Gene O'Neill
with Emergency Management and
with the Red Cross and National
Guard if a hurricane hits.
"If we are without power, the
Guard can help stop looting and
allay dangers. The city will impose
a curfew," he said.
Mr. Whitehall emphasized that
people need to take appropriate
action and that they shouldn't wait
until a storm hits the area and store
shelves are bare.
"The city is in good shape to
take care of our people so we can
respond. The fire chief said that
since last fall they are trained in


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facts that go beyond the unimagin-
able. He said he knew of a Habitat
for Humanity project in Michigan
that built 20 houses in five days.
Mr. Ritter's appeal to TIBC was
for volunteers to help put up the
windows this week and vinyl siding
next week. The trusses are already
up. Mr. Ritter's concept is that


urban search and rescue, along
with County Fire. They have
learned techniques that will be
helpful," he said.

Red Cross shelters
The American Red Cross has
two approved shelters in Okee-
chobee ready for use: South Ele-
mentary School and Osceola Mid-
dle School. Joshua Glanzer,
director of communications at
Palm Beach district headquarters,
said approving a shelter means
they have worked together with
the school board and code
enforcement people to make sure
the building has been constructed
according to certain specifications
for safety.
"We have a code for safety and
other regulations. We check the
shelters and if they pass the Red
Cross test, we approve them," he
said. Mr. Glanzer said he could not
comment about other places as to
their checklist or safety since they
are not Red Cross shelters. "That
does not mean they are not also
safe," he said.
The Okeechobee Red Cross has
been inventoried for necessary
supplies and the supplies are in.
"We've planned for this as soon
as the last hurricane left last year,"
Mr. Glanzer said. "We learned a lot
from last year and our reactions to
so much intensity. They were good
lessons. Last year's storms helped
us prepare for thisyear."
Mr. Glanzer encouraged citizens
to prepare themselves for a hurri-
cane. He said people can get infor-
mation on hurricane preparedness
at their website at www.redcross-
pbc.org.
There are 30 Red Cross volun-
teers in Okeechobee and more are
registered. "All systems are go,"
said Mr. Glanzer.

Emergency
Management
Gene O'Neill, director of Emer-
gency Management for Okee-
chobee County, said there are 16
shelters in Okeechobee. If a hurri-
cane is headed for the area, shel-
ters would be opened up accord-
ing to plan. The first shelters to
open would be the two Red Cross
shelters, the Fort Drum shelter, and
the special needs shelter at the
County Health Department, 1798
N.W 9th Ave. "The others would
open on an as-needed basis," he
said.
To find out what shelters are
open, people can call Emergency
Management at 763-3212, or go to
the website at www.okee-
chobeeeoc.com (be sure to put all
the "e's" in), or listen to local radio.


smaller groups of volunteers will
work on weekdays and get things
ready for bigger groups to work
larger building projects on the
weekends. To entice volunteers,
Mr. Ritter explained, "Vinyl siding is
easy to put up; it's amateur friend-
ly."
Those who were putting the
windows in place Tuesday includ-
ed Mr. Ritter, Ms. Clifford, and a
Project Hope team of volunteers -
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Local radio station WOKC (1570
AM) will carry continuous local
news; WQCS (88.9 FM/NPR) will
carry Okeechobee news updates
at 7 a.m., 11 a.m., and 6 p.m. Storm
postings can also be found at
www/newsblog.info/storms/
Special needs people must pre-
register with the Health Depart-
ment to let them know how many
to expect. Transportation can be
arranged with the county school
board, according to Mr. O'Neill.
Those who require caregiving
must be accompanied by a care-
giver because staff is not trained to
provide geriatric or specialized
medical care.
People should plan on taking
their own equipment and medi-
cines, blankets and whatever else
they would need, according to
Michael Hill, Health Department
administrator. People should bring
their own oxygen equipment, but
the Health Department has been
able to get oxygen brought in. Peo-
ple can call the Health Department
at 462-5779 to register for the spe-
cial needs shelter.
"The only reason for people to
go to the special needs shelter is if
they are dependent upon electricity
as people are who are on oxygen,"
Mr. Hill said. He said the Health
Department is an office building
with a capacity of 66 people that
has had more than that crammed
in. "If a hurricane is aimed at us
and you could go on vacation to
North Georgia, go," Mr. Hill said.
As for extra food, water and ice,
Mr. O'Neill said there will be distri-
bution points set up --one at the
Ag Civic Center, one at an animal
feed business in Fort Drum, can-
teen services at Bassinger, and, at
some point, at the old K-Mart on
South U. S. 441 that the Red Cross
will open.
Mr. O'Neill said he encourages
in-county evacuations. "When we
order a standard evacuation, it will
be for all who live in mobile
homes, wood frame homes and
unsafe structures," he said. Plans
are in place because of the lessons
learned last year. "Once the state
knows we are hit, they will send in
a supply of food, water and ice,
hopefully within 48 hours. We sug-
gest that people stock up on
enough supplies to last 72 hours.
Once the amount of damage is
established, the state formula goes
into play. Based on the population,
they will send daily supplies to the
distribution centers," he said.
As for keeping law and order,
Mr. O'Neill said that the National
Guard must be requested through
Emergency Management when
the governor has declared a state of
emergency.


ty director; Venus Bubel; Roger
Garramore, of the Stuart Project
Hope; Cesar Marin; Steve Guglich;
Jake Frazer; Carol Hutton; Melissa
Malloy; Ana Romero; and Terri
Quam, of the Fort Pierce Project
Hope.
Tanya Smith and Ashley Hiler
provided drinks and snacks for the
work crew to help them avoid
dehydration.
Funding for the project came
through a disaster-relief grant
provided by Project Hope of
Florida. The grant is derived from
FEMA (Federal Emergency Man-
agement Agency) to help sur-
vivors of the 2004 hurricanes
Frances and Jeanne. Mr. Marquez
said the Okeechobee members
are part of the project's District
15 in Indian River County. Grant
monies from the project will pay
for 50 District 15 staff members
to work through December 29.
"Each district has a grant through


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position and they should take
advantage of it. Current develop-
er's agreements are for 24
months. He noted that none of
the projects he was involved with
would be ready in 24 months. Mr.
Tucker suggested not entering a
developer's agreement until the
developer gets preliminary site
approval.
As for current developers;
agreements, Mr. Tucker suggest-
ed that when they come up for
renewal, they be asked how far
along they are. He said that
developers were willing to work
with OUA and put up some
money.
Mr. Tucker suggested, that if
additional capacity could be
squeezed out of the present
plant, that would buy time to
make plans for larger capacity.
He suggested more dialogue
between OUA and the dev elop-
ers concerned. He said they were
very concerned about this issue
and that it would provide a
"unique opportunity for Okee-
chobee."
Board member Elder Sumner
stated that if OUA could get hard
cash they should sell the rest of
the capacity.
Former board member Jack
Coker said that developers'
agreements would go a long
ways toward financing a deep
well.
Alternate board member
Frank Irby stated, "Deep well
injection seems to be our best
option.
Board member Harry Mold-
enhauer wondered if the board
should be expanding the present
plant or building a new plant on
U. S. 441 S.E.
Mr. Hayford said that the
amount of land necessary for a
new plant with a deep well injec-
tion system and sufficient area
for a buffer would be 50 acres.
He said that if a new plant
were built in the Treasure Island
area some of the flow could be
redirected to the new plant and
that, in turn, would free up the
old plant to handle growth in the
northern area of the county.
Mr. Hayford said OUA intend-
ed to follow up on the option of
sending effluent to the new Flori-
da Power & Light (FP&L) plant
for cooling purposes. He noted
that if OUA's effluent were of bet-
ter quality better than the water
FP&L is currently using, it would


Project Hope for anywhere in the
United States where the presi-
dent has declared a disaster
area," Mr. Marquez said.
Mr. Marquez said that people
who would like information
about hurricane preparedness or
need help with resources can call
upon him and his Project Hope
staff. Call 763-5540.
"We do not have financial
resources to give out, but our
community resource specialists
can point people in the right
direction," he said.
Mr. Marquez said Project
Hope also makes presentations
for individuals, groups, business-
es, and schools on stress reduc-
tion, hurricane preparedness,
and other topics.
Habitat for Humanity is always
looking for help both physical
and financial. Anyone who would
like to volunteer or donate can call
Mr. Ritter at 863-467-5260.


processes by which children recall
information citing procedural
memory as the strongest and
Page 1 likened it to riding a bicycle. She
you ate your also discussed the fact that, "most
children draw from their emotional
o noted that memory bank, either good or bad,
emory recall children learn from it."
when teach- Lastly, the automatic memory
ing to school takes in learning of the basics that
itchard went children must know as elementary
last three school students such as the alpha-
bet, counting and multiplication
tables.
"Children respond and recall
dom concepts which are taught by
songs, poems and rhymes", she
said.
In other Rotary Club business:
SRotarians discussed strategies
to increase the number of new
members by 10 for the new fiscal
year which began July 1.
Rotarians will now have a log
book in which to record their com-
munity service project hours.
Rotary Club meetings are
held each week on Tuesdays at
noon at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant at 700 S. Parrott Avenue.


Continued From Page 1
The other two public hearings
may not be so controversial. One
is a final hearing for proposed
changes to the county land devel-
opment regulations. Several pub-
lic hearings have already been
held on these amendments.
The other public hearing con-
cerns the establishment of an
alternative procedure for the sale
and conveyance of real property
in special circumstances.
Commissioners will also con-
sider final plat approval for Edge-
water Acres subdivision. This
property is located next to North-
lake Country Estates.
The board is also expected to
proclaim the week of Sept. 1 -11
to be Fire Fighter Appreciation
Week in Okeechobee County.
The board will also entertain a
request to close the Landing Strip
Cafe at the airport for the month
of August.
In addition, they will receive
comments from Billy Hesch con-
cerning the closing of the ramp
and scenic trail at Taylor Creek.
In other action, the board is
expected to:


cut FP&L's water improvement
costs
Ms. Adnerson remarked that
there are unknowns both with
deep well injection and surface
treatment.
Surfacewater treatment oper-
ator plant operator Jamie
Gamiotea stated that his plant
could handle a larger flow if
there were some way to dispose
of the effluent.
When pressed for capacity,
neither Mr. Hanford nor engineer
Dan Willard of Metzger and
Willard could come up with a
precise figure for the amount of
increase. They said it would be
somewhere between present
capacity of one million gallons a
day and two million gallons a
day.
Mr. Hayford said that current
designs are on hold.
"We can't; move forward
until we know how the effluent
will be treated," he said, adding
that once that is done a time line
for design completion and per-
mit application could be devised.
Mr. Willard asserted that the
deep well injection method saves
money in treatment costs
because the water does not have
to treated to as high a standard as
for surface disposal methods.
However, board member
George Long had some reserva-
tions.
"Overall I'm not convinced,"
he said because of the number of
unanswered questions.
Mr. Long said he understood
the case against surface dis-
charge. However, he said that he
wanted to know what it would
cost to clean water to Lake Okee-
chobee standards. He also sug-
gested as much reuse of water as
possible. He suggested providing
effluent to developers for irriga-
tion.
Mr. Irby suggested further
treatment of the water and direct
discharge into Taylor creek.
"I don't; know we know
enough to make a decision," said
Mr. Moldenhauer. He suggested
sending water to FP&L for cool-
ing.
"You don't; need to push the
panic button," said Mr. Coker,
but suggested the need to plan.
Joey Hoover of the economic
council advocated the long-term
view. He said he was more afraid
of discouraging .an industrial
developer and than a real estate
developer.
The board will consider the
issue at their regular meeting
next week.


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authorized an exception to
the SHIP purchase price limit;
award an as asphalt resur-
facing and new road construction
bid;
approval a proposal from
Craig A. Smith to provide profes-
sional services for removal of
storm debris from drainage facili-
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ate and develop a maintenance
plan for county transportation
and drainage facilities;
authorize submission of an
Economic Development Trans-
portation Fund application pro-
viding for design and construction
of road and rail improvements;
renew the contract for moni-
toring groundwater-monitoring
wells at the airport landfill;
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priate unanticipated Community
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Mae Collier Pearce
Mae Collier Pearce, age 77, of
Okeechobee, died Tuesday, July
12, 2005, at her residence. She was
born Aug. 21, 1927, in Okee-
chobee, the daughter of Reuben
W. and Dorothy Mae Lawrence
Collier.. A life-
time resident of
this and sur-
rounding areas,
Mrs. Pearce
was a home- :
maker and a obr
member of the
Buckhead
Ridge Baptist Mae Collier
Church. Pearce
She was preceded in death by:
two brothers, Wesley and Robert
Collier.
Survivors include: her beloved
husband of 50 years, D.L. Pearce of
Okeechobee; son, Mark Hunter
(Patti) Pearce; daughter, Phyllis
Norris of Okeechobee; grandchil-
dren, Chuck Norris of Howard,
Kan., Ellie Norris, Caleb Pearce,
Chase and Cutter Pearce, all of
Okeechobee, and Austin Cole
Pearce of Lorida; four great-grand-
children, Colton, Reece, Macey and
Matlyn; sister, Martha Woodward
of Moore Haven; a host of beloved
nieces, nephews and longtime
caregiver, Ema Jaimes.
Visitation will be held at Bux-
ton's West Lake Funeral Home,
805 Hwy. 27 N., Suite 1, in Moore
Haven on Sunday, July 17, 2005,
from 4 until 6 p.m.
Funeral services will be con-
ducted at Oakview Baptist Church,
677 S.W 32nd St. on Monday, July
18, at 10 a.m., with Reverend Dr.
John Keith, Pastor, will officiate and
interment will follow in Evergreen
Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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FEMA trailers
The only people who were allowed to locate in FEMA trailers
at Okee-Tantie are the ones who couldn't be accommodated in
any other. commercial park in the county. In other words, there
was nowhere else for them to go. Yes, they can be forced to leave
in the event of a hurricane and, in all likelihood, they would be
relocated to shelters that would be opened in advance of the
Storm. What are you going to do, pressure the commissioners to
next time, leave these people on the streets? Get a life.

What about our deputies
I saw by last nights six o'clock news that St. Lucie County had
10 deputies that have left for San Rosa to help out from hurricane
Dennis. Have any of our deputies or police officers gone or are
going from our county? If so thank you.

Okee-Tantie
Regarding the trailers at Okee-Tantie, it is very frustrating that
some people are making no real effort to find another place to
live or a better way to provide for their family. They are enjoying
the free ride for as long as they can. It makes it harder on those
who are trying to get their lives back together, working hard and
trying to find a decent home for their family. In every situation
you have some who will try to take advantage of things. But some
people who are in the FEMA trailers are trying hard to find some-
where else to go.

School
I think it is ridiculous that our kids go back to school so early in
August. Their summer vacation is just two months long, then all
year we have to deal with teacher holidays left and right. If they
wouldn't have so many days off during the school year, they
could have the old-fashioned three month summer break. Send-
ing the kids back to school August 10 makes it hard on families
who normally take vacation in August. It is also really hard on the
migrants, who don't come back until late September or October.
It would make more sense to start the school year later, not so
early. When I went to school, we started school right after Labor
Day and we had plenty of time to learn everything we needed to,
learn. I think we learned even more than kids do today. Today's
kids can't do math in their heads the way we were taught to.

FEMA abuse
I see in the news that the government is now trying to crack
down on the people who lied and got FEMA money they were
not entitled to. These people who didn't even have damage and
got money from FEMA should be prosecuted. Because of their
greed, people who really needed help did not get it.

Lake Okeechobee
Lately there have been quite a few articles in the Speak Out
column about the level of the lake. We have a right to be con-
cerned for our lake, but we should let our Congressmen and Gov-
ernorknow how we feel. It should be quite obvious by now that
the South Florida Management District along with the Army
Corps of Engineers are not as concerned about the condition of
the lake as they need to be, if they had been, the lake wouldn't
have been at 16 feet when we entered this years hurricane sea-
son. All I ever hear or read about is excuses of why the lake is too
high, not what is being done to. lower it, other than token dis-
charges. You can't receive inches and let out tenths of inches and
gain ground. At one time I worked as a lock tender on the lake
and I know from experience that the reported lake level might not
be the actual lake level, but what's a few inches between friends?
I think most of us are aware of what should be done to save the
lake. First, we need to get rid of the people at the top that give us
lip service and take home the big salaries, then do the same to the
employees that have nothing better to do than ride around in dis-
trict trucks with apparently nothing to do all day. Then let's get
some people in there with some intelligent ideas for saving the.
lake. If changes aren't made soon, we should all go down to the
lake and take a good look, while there take pictures so our grand-
children will have some idea of what Lake Okeechobee looked
like before it got turned into a cesspool.

Lake level
Lake Okeechobee is now more than 16 feet above sea level.
That is dangerously high for this time of year. They should never
have let it be so high going into the hurricane season. Now there
is no way to get rid of the water because it is coming in faster than
they can let it out. This problem is not going to be solved until
they stop letting the farmers and the cities use the lake as a back-
up water supply. It should be managed as a living ecological sys-
tem, not a reservoir. I think the cities on the coast should build
their own reservoirs so they have ample water supply. Let them
set some land aside to store water for their communities. Require
developers to set land aside or else pay a fee to buy land for reser-
voirs. If we don't take drastic steps, our lake is going to die.


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Upcoming Events

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 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
Hospital, 1796 U.S. 441 N., in the north dining room. The meetings
are sponsored 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 informa-
tion, 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 Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
(863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center locat-
ed at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fel-
lowship 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
Thursday. Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-
0984, for the next camping 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
wofnen 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 Gra-
ham 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 lan-
guage 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 Thursday at 2 p.m. Any one who is caring for and ill family
member is welcome to join us. The group is facilitated by social
workers and 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 information, 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.
Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing
weight and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come
and see what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Mor-
gret at (863) 467-9766.
Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring Civic
Center, located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in Sebring.
Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For information, call
Fran at 382-6978 or Juana at 471-9795.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open speaker meeting.
Business Women's Referral Networking Luncheon will be
held on the third Friday of every month at the Brahma Bull Restau-
rant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E., at 11:30 a.m. for networking. The lunch will
be at noon. Women should bring business cards and information to
promote their business. The meeting provides networking opportu-
nities for women in business and is open to the public. No member-
ship is required. For information, contact Robin Delgado at (800)
299-8878; or, by e-mail at info@flainjurylawyer.com.


Community Events


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. Second St. and N.E. Second Ave. For information, call Lon-
nie 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.

Networking lunch planned
A Networking lunch is planned Friday, July 15, with network-
ing at 11:30 a.m. and lunch beginning at noon at the Brahma
Bull Restuarant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E. Networking is the process of
discovering and utilizing connections between people. Genuine
networks stem from friendships or business relationships. Net-
working is about talking with people and obtaining referrals so
that every contact you make is a warm contact. Bring a friend
and share the success of networking. A door prize is welcome
and fun. For information, contact Robin Delgado, Law Offices of
Philip DeBerard www.flainjurylawyer.com

BHR Christian Church plans Bible school
The Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, will
host vacation Bible school July 18-22 from 9 until 11:30 a.m.
daily. Children from kindergarten to high school are invited to
join an exciting and fun time of games, crafts, music and Bible
lessons. Kids will learn all about prayer as they participate in the
Kingdom of the Son-Prayer Safari. There is no charge for this free
adventure into God's word. Beginning July 5, parents can regis-
ter their children 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 Cele-
bration Park, which is this year's theme for vacation Bible school
to be held July 18-22 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. The school is for
ages preschool through fifth grade. Call the church office at
(863) 763-5042 to pre-register of for information.


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 lakedentoncamp.org


Elder Consumer Protection program
Stetson University College of Law's Elder Consumer Protec-
tion Program will present a free seminar July 20 in Okeechobee
to warn elderly citizens about the dangers of loan fraud. Elder
Consumer 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.

Collaborative Council plans meeting
The Community Collaborative Council of Okeechobee Coun-
ty Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting
on Tuesday, July 26, at 10 a.m. in the boardroom of the Okee-
chobee County School Board Office. The purpose of the meeting
is to allow the community to identify issues, collaborate, and
share information regarding services for children and their fami-
lies. Guest speakers: Reba Folsom of My Aunt's House and repre-
sentatives from the Social Security Office. The public is invited to
attend. For information, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000,
ext. 257.


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.


Back to school collections
Big Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring thier
afinual school supplies drive for the needy children in our coun-
ty. They will be collecting items from now until Aug. 12. Let's
work together on this ,project and make sure every child of
school age has waht they need to start school this year. Also, if
you child needs supplies, they can help. Proof of eligibility is
required to qualify. For information or make a donation, call the
Mission at (863) 763-5725.

Free 10 Commandments signs
The Living Word of Faith has 10 Commandment yard signs
with stands for anyone wishing to put them in their yards. For
information, call Lee Minton (863) 357-3442 or John White at
(863) 357-2975.

Community Collaborative Council to meet
The Community Collaborative Council will meet Tuesday,
July 26, at 10 a.m. in the boardroom of the Okeechobee County
School Board office.

Free Memory Loss Screenings
Alzheimer's Association will host free memory loss screen-
ings at the Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park St. on July 29,
Sept. 16 and Nov. 4. Appointments are required, call Donna
(800) 861-7826 for appointment. Screenings are for anyone (any
age) concerned about memory loss. Screening done by'nurse or
social worker from St. Mary's Memory Disorder Center.


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

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






SPORTS 5


The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 13, 2005


Meet the AAA all-star Dixie Youth Baseball players


Courtesy photos/
Lisa K Photographics
Brandon Ball: Age 9. Posi-
tion: second base and out-
field. Favorite baseball team:
Atlanta Braves. Favorite play-
er: Chipper Jones. Favorite
food: pizza. Favorite subject
in school: math.


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Dalton Collins: Age 9. Posi-
tion: outfield. Favorite base-
ball team: Minnesota Twins.
Favorite food: chicken.,
Favorite subject in school:
math.









Ricky Harris: Age 9. Position:
third base and outfield.
Favorite baseball team: Flori-
da Marlins. Favorite food:
pizza. Favorite subject in
school: math.


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Chris Garcia: Age 10. Posi-
tion: third baseman and out-
fielder whose favorite base-
ball team is the Atlanta
Braves. Favorite player:
Chipper Jones. Favorite
food: pizza. Favorite subject
in school: math.


Kutter Crawford:
Position: pitcher,
and short-stop.
baseball team:
Braves. Favorite
Chipper Jones.


Age 9.
catcher
Favorite
Atlanta
player:
Favorite


food: watermelon. Favorite
subject in school: math.


Brandon Shockley: Age 9.
Position: outfield. Favorite
baseball team; N.Y. Yankees.
Favorite food: pizza. Favorite
subject in school: math.






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Lane Rhuda: Age 9. Position:
outfield. Favorite baseball
team: Atlanta Braves.
Favorite subject in school:
math.


Brandtley Osceola: Age 10.
Position: outfield. Favorite
baseball team: Florida Mar-
lins. Favorite player: Don-
trelle Willis. Favorite food:
pizza. Favorite subject in
school: math.


By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
O.C.R.A. will host two divi-
sions of the 50th anniversary
Dixie Youth Baseball state tourna-
ment July 16-24 at the Okee-
chobee County Sports Complex.
The AAA division will play on
fields 3 and 4. Game times for the
Saturday and Sunday games are 1
p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Okeechobee players in the


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Chase Sutton: Age 9. Posi-
tion: second base and out-
field. Favorite baseball team:
Florida Marlins. Favorite
player: Miguel Cabrera.
Favorite food: sunflower
seeds. Favorite subject in
school: science.
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Eric Voss: Age 10. Position:
short-stop and catcher.
Favorite baseball team: N.Y.
Yankees. Favorite player: Mike
Piazza. Favorite food: maca-
roni and cheese. Favorite sub-
ject in school: math.


Sports Briefs


O.C.RA. hosts Dixie
state tourney
O.C.R.A. will host two divi-
sions of the 50th anniversary
Dixie Youth Baseball state tourna-,
ment July 16-24 at the Okee-
chobee 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, Tues-
days, Thursdays and Fridays
throughout the summer. Anyone
intending to try out for the foot-
ball team in the fall should attend
these conditioning sessions.
For information, call the Brah-
man field house at (863) 462-5050
and leave a message and an assis-
tant 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 pr guardians are.
required to accompany athletes.
A copy of the athlete's birth cer-
tificate will also be required at
registration.
OCRA football is not associat-
ed with Pop Warner football.

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 Sher-
iff'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-
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AAA division of the tournament
are: Brandon Ball, Dalton Collins,
Kutter Crawford, Adam Davis,
Chris Garcia, Ricky Harris, Adrian
Minondo, Brandtley Osceola,
Lavonte Spivey, Chase Sutton,
Eric Voss, Lane Rhuda and Bran-
don Shockley.
Players on the AAA all-star
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Adam Davis: Age 9. Position:
outfield. Favorite baseball team:
Florida Marlins. Favorite food:
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Adrian Minondo: Age 9. Posi-
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Favorite baseball team: Boston
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Ortiz. Favorite food: shepherds
pie. Favorite subject in school:
math.
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baseball team: Atlanta Braves.
Favorite player: Barry Bonds.
Favorite food: pizza. Favorite sub-
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For more photos of the Okee-
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LIFESTYLES 7


The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 13,2005


Foxy Divas
On June 25, some members of the Foxy Divas of Okeechobee Red Hat Society visited the
Fort Pierce Heathcote Botanical Gardens and it was enjoyed by all. Afterwards a stop was
made at the arcade and several stores were available for shopping. At one art shop the
ladies were treated to the history of the Highway Men artists. Attending the outing (in no
particular order): Queen Mother, Mari Walters (wearing red outfit and purple hat because it
was her birthday month), Marilyn Hadley, Judine Cole, Fran McMillan, Gloria Caldwell,
Doris Minton, Rusty Lewis, Catherine Nix, Betty Gruber, Betty Head, Mary Skjorvah and
Anne Hurst.


traveled extensively on their jobs
and decided to settle in San Francis-
co, Calif. her husband worked for
the San Francisco Housing Authori-
ty. She worked as a buyer for an


Emporium Department store for 18
years. They retired to Clarksville,
Ga. Her, husband was a Purple
Heart recipient and died in 1983.
Ms. Thompson has been in Florida


Ladies Auxiliary welcomes new member


The Ladies Auxiliary Post 9528
in Buckhead Ridge, had the pleas-
ure of honoring Ester M. Thomp-
son as a new member. Ms. Thomp-
son is 93-years young and a
wonderful addition to our auxiliary.
She has never been a member of
theVFWAuxiliary.
Her parents were homesteaders
and she was born in a sod house
on the prairie in Meadow, S.D. on
Dec. 8, 1912. She lived there until
1920. She rode a horse to school
and her.father decided to give up
farming and went into well drilling
and moved to Mule Creek, W'yo. to
the oil fields.
She moved to Hot Springs, S.D.
(the Black Hills) in 1927. There she
met her husband at the VA Hospi-
tal.
He was a veteran of WWI. They
married in Custer, S.D. on July 2,
1932. During W\WII, he worked for
a construction company for the
government.
Ms. Thompson was a woman
ordinance worker, '\OW). They


Births


Emily Alexandra Cooper
Emily Alexandra
Cooper
Cody Cooper and Kayla Regis-
ter of Okeechobee are proud to
announce the birth of their daugh-
ter, Emily Alexandra Cooper.
She was born, March 18, 2005,
at Florida Hospital in Sebring. She
weighed 6-pounds, 6-ounces and
was 20-inches long at birth.
Emily was welcomed by her
whole family. Her maternal grand-
parents are Danny and Dina Ray
and Larry Register. Paternal grand-
mother is Debbie Spruill of Okee-
chobee and great-grandfather is
Lester Spruill.

Tristan Jesse Davis
Rod and Heidi Davis of Lake
Placid are proud to announce the
birth of their son, Tristan Jesse
Davis.
He was born June 1, 2005, at
DeSoto Memorial Hospital in Arca-
dia. He weighed 6-pounds. 9.5
ounces at birth.
His grandparents are Roger and


and pateirnail tgandIparents are
Lariv ard line Arnold Ro\\eIl.
Russell Ro\vell is a 1990 gradu-
ate ol Okeechlobee High prior to
his service in the United States
Navy.


Tristan Jesse Davis
Dollie Davis of Okeechobee: Kellie
Kelley of Lake Placid and Richard
and Barbara Head of DeBary.
Okeechobee residents \\ ho are
great-grandparents are Amy and
the late Jesse Da\is; and, the late
Jerry and Letty Mitchell.
Lezlie Michelle Kay
Detzer
Bobby Detzer and Amanda
Summerford of Okeechobee are
proud to announce the birth of
their daughter. Lezlie Michelle Kay
Detzer.
She was born May 11, 2005, at
St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St.
Lucie. She weighed 7-pounds, 13-
ounces and was 19.5-inches long
at birth.
Lezlie was welcomed home by
her brother Kyle Mason Detzer and


Community Event
Headstart now accepting applications
The Economic Opportunities Council Headslart is accepting
applications for the 2005,06 school year. Children turning 3 on or
before Sept. 1. but not yet eligible for kindergarten, may apply at
Northside Headstart, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave. For appointments, call
Sheryl Heater at (863) 357-8677 or Antonia Nunez at (8631 357-
2242. Headstart opens as early as 7 a.m. Qualifying children may
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Maternal grandparents are
Patricia Cantrell of Lake City and
Leslie and Annette Surnrerford of
Okeechobee. Paternal grandpar-
ents are Rick and Ann Detzer of
Okeechobee. Great-grandparents
are Nellie Cantrell of Mineral Bluff,
Ga and Sonny and Raccine Gillis of
Okeechobee.
Hannah Emily Rowell
Russell and Dawn Rowell of
Jacksonville are proud to
announce the birth of their daugh-
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She was born in Jacksonville on
Feb. 14,2005.
She weighed 5-pounds, 14.7-
ounces and was 19-inches long at.
birth.
Hannah was welcomed home
by her brother, Ethan and sisters,
Hayley and Amber.
Her maternal grandparents are
Katherine and W\Villiam Beckstead


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Katy Nevaeli Spruill
Brandy Spruill of Okeechobee
is proud to announce the birth of
her daughter, Katv Nevaeh
Spiuill. She was born March 24,
2005, at Florida Hospital in
Sebring, She weighed 7-pounds,
10-ounces and was 20-inches
long at biith.
Katy was Welcomed home by
her whole family.
Maternal grandmother is Deb-
bie Spruill of Okeechobee and
great-grarndtaher is LesterSpruill.


Spotlight on Okeechobee
MDA hop-a-thon the entire Treasure Coast. The-,y
S have been invited- to present a
The First Baptist Church check for $2,568 on Labor Day,
Preschool participated in the during the Jerry Lewis Telethon
MDA hop-a-thon in March 2005. The children worked very hard
The school got second place for for this wonderful cause.



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since 1992. The Ladies Auxiliary is
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The Ladies Auxiliary Post 9528 in Buckhead Ridge welcomes Ester M. Thompson as their
newest member. Welcoming their new member is: (Left to right) Jerry Patent, Betty Daughriety,
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Engagement

Heather Williamson
and Clinton Rucks
Wes Williamson of Okee-
t chobee and Debbie
'. Lawrence of Gatlinburg,
.. Tenn. are proud to announce
., "the engagement of their
daughter Heather Gayle
Williamson to Clinton Mar-
shall Rucks of Okeechobee.
The prospective groom is
the son of David and Betty
Hazellief of Okeechobee.
The wedding is planned
..for July 30, 2005 at the Break-
ers in Palm Beach.
4. The bride-to-be is a grad-
uate of Okeechobee High
School and of the University
of Florida.
The groom is a graduate
-- of Okeechobee High School
.and attended the University
of South Florida.
After the wedding the
couple will reside in Okee-
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Progress!
Hospice of Okeechobee is happy to announce that the
shell of their big blue volunteer building is up. Work on the
interior should commence shortly. The volunteers of your
Hometown Hospice are excited to see their plans coming
to fruition. They are looking forward to the increased
space to organize their yard sales. Pictured from left are
Hospice of Okeechobee teen volunteers: Vishal Dahya,
Vikash Dahya and Whitney Arcuri. If you are a teen want-
ing to volunteer call, Theresa Davis at (863), 467-2321,
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.


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(863) 634-8703
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3290 Hwy. 441 South
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1 Mile South of Midway Road on U.S. 1
Ft. Pierce 461-6000
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DIAMOND FENCE, INC.
"Quality is Priceless"
Preston Bass
Owner
Specializing in
Agricultural Fencing
Barbed Wire, Vinyl, Board, Field
Fence, Barns, Horse Stalls & More
863-467-1180 (Office)
863-697-8336 (Cell)


3R NURSERY
& ACCESSORIES
Plants, Fountains, Waterfalls,
Claypots, Mailboxes, Benches,
Canoes, Chimneys, Statues, etc.
Ray R. Rivera
Owner / Operator
(863) 357-7700
4765 US Highway 441 SE


Maguire's Hauling,
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Site Work -
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LICENSED & INSURED
Darrell Maguire
863-634-2944 (cell)
or 863-763-3891


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Conditioning, Inc.
FAST, RELIABLE SERVICE
"Serving the Okeechobee Area Since 1972"
* Saturday Service No Extra Charge
* Mobile Home Air Conditioning
Specialist
202 N.E. 2nd Street
(behind Eckerds)
763-707 3 CAC013262


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1-888-784-6724
Workers' Compensation Personal Injury
Social Security Disability Wrongful Death
Palm City Fort Pierce
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3725 S.E. Federal Hwy.
Stuart, FL
TOLL FREE
1-866-206-1776

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First United
AMetlodist Church
200 NW Second Street
(863) 763-4021
www.fumcokee.com
Bruce Simpson, Senior Pastor
fumco@earthlink.net
James R. Dawson, Youth/Assistant Pastor
fumco2@earthlink.net



Creechh
Construction
Residential/Commercial
Daniel B. Creech Owner
Lic. & Ins. St. Lic. #CBC057343
406 S.W. 2nd St.
Phone: (863) 763-9225
Fax: (863) 763-2033


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763-3500
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7 Days A Week
24 Hr. Emergency Service
We Service All Brands
Free Estimates
on Replacement Units and New Installations
100% Financing Available
312 S.W. 2nd St.
863-763-8391


GLENN J.
SNEIDER, LLC
Criminal Law
Bankruptcy Law
Immigration Law
200 S.W. 9"h Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
(863) 467-6570


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Living Word
of Faith
1902 S. Parrott Ave.
863-763-6869
Phone & Fax
A First Century Full
Gospel Church
www.livingwordoffaith-okeechobee.com






Okeechobee's
#1 Homebuilder
(863) 357-2700
State Licensed & Insured
Lic. # CRC057387



SAGRI-CIVIC CENTER I
HIRING EVENT
STAFF
Applications Available at
County Courthouse, Room 109
Call 863-763-9312
for information.

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FLIGHT
SCHOOL

Private Career
Introductory Flight $50
Training at Okeechobee
772-460-7766
www.tradewinds-flight.com


GUTTERS
PLUS, LLC
Seamless Rain Gutters
Storm Shutters
12068 NE 18th Ave.
Okeechobee, FL 34972
CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED
Bobby Collins
(863) 634-3159


Okeechobee Abstract
& Title Insurance Inc.
Family Owned & Operated Since 1943


Real Estate Closings
Title Insurance
Title Search
REPRESENTING
STEWART TITLE INSURANCE CO.
www.okeechobeeabstract.com
863-763-3710
207 N.W. 2nd Street


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2800 SW 3rd Terr.1
(8631
446M7545
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AC029420


Anthony T. Young
Attorney
215 SW Park Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-824-OLAW
General Practice
Real Estate Probate
Family Wills
37 Years Experience
Call Today for Your Consultation





CARPENTRY
ALL HOME REPAIRS
Lic 42603
Okeechobee
357-6018


Oakview

TBaptist

Church
677 SW 32"nd St.
Okeechobee
763-1699



BUI ERS,INC.
4 CBC 008329
Certified Building Contractors
200 N.W. 5th St.
863-763-3100







WALPOLE FEED
& SUPPLY
Hwy. 98 N. PO Box 1723
(863) 763-6905




S OKLLC HOBEE
c& CREMMroRY
Family Owned and Operated
763-2111
205 N.E. 2nd Street
Okeechobee


Art-
SBeatty
Handyman Service
Licensed and Insured
Lic. #MSRL2202.01
Odd jobs you can't seem to find
time to do: painting, yard clean up,
deck repair, Realtor check list...
Give me a call for a FREE Estimate!
863-610-0988


Like a good neighbor,
State Farm is there.
204 N.E. 3rd Avenue
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 763-5561
statefarm.com


Don's
Appliance, Inc.
"Showroom Full
Of Major Brands"
REPAIR ALL BRANDS
763-2220
317 WS Park Street
Don & Linda Weir


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Rt. 6, Box 611
Okeechobee, FL 34974


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110 N.E. 5th St.
(863) 763-1994
Time & Temperature
763-0123


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CHAMPIONN
Plastering & Stucco, Inc.
Since 1993
Residential New Construction
Commercial Additions
Interior, Exterior, Soffits,
Ceilings, TRAILER SKIRTS!
Licensed Gary Champion
& Insured 863-763-2992


KUHN'S ROOFING
SERVICES, INC.
Minor Roof Repairs
and Pressure Cleaning
Insured State Certified
#CCC057253
863-467-2382


ALL COAST
TRACTOR
!i Branson, Mahindra
& Woods Tractors
and Equipment
2 Locations to Serve You Better
Okeechobee: 701 N. Parrott Ave.
(863) 467-7500
Alva: 6451 W. SR 80
(863) 674-1111
www.allcoasttractor.com


FOLIAGE BY FLORES
Nursery
Licensed Bonded Insured
Plants Sod Cypress Mulch
Landscaping Queen Palms
Best Prices In Town!
FREE ESTIMATES
403 Hwy. 78 West
863-763-5245
Cell 863-634-6794







204 S.E. 10th Ave.
Okeechobee
763-3417


PARADISE MOBILE
PRESSURE CLEANING & DETAILING
We are a fully self
contained mobile company.
Commercial Residential
RV's Buses Autos
Heavy Equip. Tractor Trailers
Call for a FREE ESTIMATE
Keith Lewis
863-357-1599 or 561-718-9585




J(emory Keeping at Its Bestr
.April Hof
INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT
P.O. Box 930
Okeechobee, FL 34973
Cell: (863) 634-6018
ahofcm@hotmail.com.
Personal Assistance Events
Photo Safe Albums & Supplies Careers
www.creativememories.com


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Starts with "State Of The
Art" Well 0 rillig using
Superior Water
Works, Inc.
Call Today
863-763-2636
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You Gow It
I Cut It
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863-634-4295 Cell


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FULL INSULATED SHEDS
"We Custom Build To Meet Your Needs"
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2570 NW 16th Blvd.
(863) 763-7008
Email: wooleyssheds@earthlink.net

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WELL SERVICES, INC.
Well Pump & Tank Packages
Jet Irrigation Submersible
Galvanized Wells Chlorine Pumps
Aerators Carbon Filters Softeners
Iron Filters Reverse Osmosis
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110 SW 5th Avenue
863-357-8668
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PRINTING RUBBER STAMPS MACHINES
FURNITURE COMPUTER SUPPLIES
LEGAL FORMS LAMINATING
OKEECHOBEE
OFFICE SUPPLY &
FURNITURE, INC.
114 S.W. 5TH Avenue
(863) 763-0297
800-741-3360
SHIPPING FREE FAX SERVICE
SERVICE DELIVERY (863) 763-3012







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1111 S. Parrott Ave.
863-467-2224


MIKE EDWARDS
STUMP REMOVAL
*No Hole To Fill
Affordable Prices
No Stump To Large or Small
(863)
S763-5582
OR

34-6115




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Delivery Available
Public Welcome
1650 Hwy. 70 E.
357-0303
OPEN ON SAT. 8:30A.M. 12:00F.M.
WALK-INS ONLY


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TREE WORLD
TREE SPADE & LANDSCAPE SVC, INC

Fill Boulders Shell
Driveways Culverts
Tree Re-locating & Mitigation
Tree Nursery & Installtions
Dump Truck & Bobcat Work
863-357-3330
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Open Mon. Sat. 10AM to 6PM
763-3808
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Open EVERYDAY
L 10a.m.- 10 p.m.
www.floridatattoo.com
itelcome To Your
New .Addctiona!
3077 Hwy. 70 E.
i 860-824-0828
(Next to Bill's Mini Mart)


By the Sleeve or By
the Case
Supplies:
Industrial & Agricultural
Janitorial Cleaning Shop
Hardware Paper Products
TRI-CO SUPPLY, INC.
(863) 467-0333
2900 S.W. 3rd Terrace


100 NW PARK ST
OKEECHOBEE
(863) 357-2707
Pharmacy Phone:
(863) 357-1754
Drive Thru Pharmacy,
Open 24 Hours


For Seniors 62+
Convert home
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2 Eggs. 2 Pancakes, $ 89
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Monday until 11a.m. Fantastic Lunch Meals
1/2 Waffle 2 Eggs. $ 99 Such As Turkey Rueben or For Under
2 Bacon Strips, Roast Beef Stack Incluaes S OO
2 Sausage 3 9 Fries, Onion Rings or Cole Slaw 0
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(863) 467-2224
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100%' RIGHT and served timely.
Food prepared 100% to recipe.
Food delivered exactly as ordered, hot
food HOT and cold food COLD.
All food delivered in 15 minutes or less.
We guarantee personalized and
prompt service.
We are 110'. committed to keeping these
Promises and Delivering our Brand.
~ The Staff of R.J. Gator's


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763-2800


R.J. Gator's
Hometown Grill & Bar
"A Real Fun, Family Florida Restaurant"
Fresh Florida grilled seafood, steaks, burgers,
salads & chicken wings. We serve alligator.
Satellite TV's for your favorite sports.
Only have 1 hour for lunch? We do that!!
The only 2 for 1 Happy Hour from open to close
in Okeechobee'at our bar.
Kids eat FREE all day Sunday & Wednesday
from 4 p.m. to close.
Let the Gator Cater
Your place or ours, 5-500 people are no problem.
Call Catering Coordinator Theresa Adams 863-
763-2800.

Celebrating 5 years in Okeechobee!!
The only casual theme restaurant in town.
Food that comes fast -- not fast food!!

R.J. GATOR'S HOURS
Sunday Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
LOCATION
102 S.W. 14th Street, Okeechobee
PHONE: 863-763-2800


Josiah Restaurant and Lounge
features Ghef Bill s [JEW special 'Surf and Tur'
and 'Fresh Caein ot the Day
100. OFF EARLY BIRD SPECIAL'
Tuesday through Friday 3pm to 5pm.
Senior Citizens 55+ enjoy 15' OFF' on Sundays
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WEDNESDAY: DJ NIGHT Playing Your Favorites
THURSDAY: TEEN NIGHT Mixed Music ($5 Cover)
FRIDAY: RAGGAE
SATURDAY: HIP HOP LATINO NIGHT ($5 Cover)
SUNDAY: OPEN MIKE NIGHT Your Night To Shine
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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

Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W 30th Terrace. You can invite
up to 20 friends to join you for a
wildlife adventure tour, hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to make.
For information on cost and reser-
vations, call (863) 763-4630.

VA vans are
running daily
Okeechobee County has
increased the days the VA vans
transport veterans to the West
Palm Beach VA Medical Center.
The VA vans are now running
Monday through Friday. All veter-
ans needing a ride to the VA Med-
ical Center should call the County
Veterans Service Officer at (863)
763-8124, several days ahead of
time and provide name, last four
of social security number, date
and time of appointment and
whether a wheelchair/scooter lift
is needed. All appointments must
be before noon. If there are any
questions, please contact Betsy
Grinslade, the county veterans'
service officer.

Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, offers free pregnan-
cy testing to girls and women of all
ages. We offer free and confiden-
tial pregnancy tests, peer counsel-
ing, referrals for a free ultrasound,
parenting classes, and abstinence
education. Operating hours are
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tues-
days and Thursdays. We are locat-
ed at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the movie theatre. For infor-
mation or appointments call (863)
763-8859.

Free parenting
classes offered
Free six-week parenting class-
es for parents of young children
are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at
the Pregnancy Resource Center,
1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics
include discipline a family affair,
birth to eight months infants,
eight to eighteen months the tod-
dler, 18 to 36 months terrific twos,
three year olds, and uncommon
sense. Each week parents "earn"
baby bucks to purchase items for
their baby at the Center's Baby
Boutique. Childcare is not provid-
ed, however infants in carriers are
welcome. For details call (863)
763-8859 or (863) 697-6320.

American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to be a part of
our Disaster Action Team (DAT).
DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond
to local disasters. If you would like
to give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in time of disas-
ter, please call Andy or Candace at
the American Red Cross-Okee-
chobee branch at (863) 763-2488.


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Black & White Pit. Call I0 de-
s,bie t863)357-3225
CAR KEYS. SW 16in St. &
?8ir Ave 1863i763-3131
MEDIUM SIZE DOG- female,
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Bronco was LOST Nov.'04.
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Found in Jdpan in 'i9-hri,
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niltn bUll dO Rwdl] ounre flor
ri. rln PlI jc 11161 1924-5656
CAT. Yellow & Wnite liger
yiiuiln mile Very Iriendly
j.t863i;63-813
JACK RUSSEL TERRIER- le-
Smle vin'l ti Ljrlable Ivdn
'& Ale, Blvd
18F6316;-8971 Reward
LOST BULL MASTIFF Mandy
irtmjal, purple dollar, ;5lb 5
Vi: ri Mrsihall Field Rd1 aboul
2diy i8l631675-3931
MINIATURE PINSCHER male
Raimbi i b lk.owi w, D:ollar.
10 Is vic ci kings BJV
Pieje HelpI (8631467-7634


Black Mouth Cur Mix Pups
SFefjii., mo old Free
17 giOId home-,
i863i35..2638.
DOG- Male, 3 yrs old Leopard
Curr mi, Io Good Home Only
Fri rnidly g oid kid i
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Free to good home, Chain-
piurl Bloodllne Akita femr
10 to i reg 'AL..C, Sholls
up ,lo, ae t(8631i697'-646
KITTEN- (FI palylul real with
kids liner boi' Irined To go
nime only i186 ~342-2974.
KITTENS (5) Black & white
Bob Tail bwkS. old Males S
lemlee Free Il good
rumiies 8631357-2638
STEPS (21 rront and back
yvo must haul
(863i467-25,1
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FAMILY MOVING SALE
July 15th 8 16th @ 8-00 am
568SW 77th Terrace.
Directions 70 West to
77tn Terrace. lurn left to 568
Clones. noe; Furnilure.
Ptchlen Items. Exercise Equip
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Is Stress Ruining Your Lie
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Huurbtard Call
S183)872-0722 or send
7.99 to Dianelics. 3102 IN.
HaDaran Ave, Tampa FL
33607
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Employment -
Full-Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employment -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



$600 WEEKLY Working
through Ihe government
pri-iime 11o Epenrence A
il o0 Opportuniies
(800)493-3688 Code J-1-4
!!ALL TRADES NEEDED '!
Daily wo(l. Ia3ily pay
Report I i: Labor Finders 6arm
105 SW 3rd Ave
ALL TRADESMEN:
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Work oul 0i stale withn op
pay & per diem Resume 10
Crati Nietwork Bo. 137472
Clermonli FL 34713
Branch Sales Manager II
Regions Bank is seeing-
a sejscined Business
DevelopmentMr loM r our
Okeechobee Brancnr. 3-5 yrS
prior banking mgnte'p prel
E.celent salary, bonus 8
benelis pqg Please apply
on line at www.realons.com


CRANE OPERATOR
Great enefils
(877)304-4100
DATA ENTRY Work Oil rOUR
OWNI Fie.tible Hours
$$$Greal Payv'li Personal
Computer required.
(800)873-0345 ext #300.
Driver- COVENANT TRAILS-
PORT E>i:ellerni Pay &
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Drivers. OiO Solos. Team:
& Graduate Studenlt Bo-
nuse; Available Relriieraled
Now Avdilable i8886MORE
PAY (888-667-3729)
DRIVERS
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chobee. Belle Glade and Cle
wiston areas. Flexible week
day hours, must have 1995
or newer 4 door Sedan;, Cell
Prone r Nextela lus. Call
(800)685-4789 Ext 1197

IElectrician: i
iJourneymen or ee rieniencd
Mechanic's Only serious
Isell moiivaled need apply I
IMusl have good driving
Ire:rd Weekly lavel I
required in FL F'jid Iradvel
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Exp. Mature Teachers Need-
ed, Building BIocIs Cnhill.
care FT P. T p:iiiion'.
avail., great working environ-
ment, pay, & benefits.
i863l467.5000 ,
Exp'd Office Person. knowl-
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IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
*Cooks- Full Time E.p Only
*Dishwasher- Fiul lime
Apply in person ahter 11 00am
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy 441 SE
O1ieecritobee FL
Lawn Service Now Hiring
Must have mid. 1 yr. exp.
w/cormercil lawn service
valid dr. Ic over 18, willing
to work long hours. Call
863-467-8001,9-5


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Immediate restaurant management
openings in Lake Placid, Moore
Haven, LaBelle, Clewiston and
Okeechobee. We are a franchise with
27 restaurants throughout South
Florida and are hiring energetic,
honest, and responsible individuals.
We offer:
-Excellent Salaries
-Medicaland Life Insurance
-Dental Insurance
-401K Savings Plan
-Paid Vacations
-Advancement Opportunities
S-Training Program

For an interview please call:
863-983-4224
or mail your resume in confidence to:
Pauline Alvarez
Southern Management Corporation
1014 W. Sugarland Hwy.
Clewiston, FL 33440



Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Activity Aid

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


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n -iric i- a rti.n .1 Nursir_ Ai.i ~i rin i CL..nplkt:- th.
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then Eligible lor LPN riainngn Cod t..-ah. I'_
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobce 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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in the classifeds


JOIN A WINNING TEAM!
RNs & LPNs
12 Hr Shifts 3 days on'4 oH one week
4 on, 3 off the ne1 week
Days 7am-7 pm
Nigrts 7 pnm-7 am
Rris $24-$28/,'our
LPN; $18--$22'hour
+ $2,hour night difterenlial
RN SUPERVISORS
12 Hr ,lits-3 days on.'- off one week
4 on/3 oHl the ne,.I week:
Nights 7pm-i-am
$27-$31lhcour
LTC & Managemerit experience desirable
GLADES HEALTH CARE CENTER
Pahokee. Florida
Excellent Benefits
Mileage paid to and from work for
out-of-town employees
EXCELLENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT
Call: 561-924-5561 Fax: 561-924-9466
Equal Opportunity Employer


FLORIDA ECO
TOURIST ATTRACTION
HIRING FOR THE
FOLLOWING POSITIONS:
Equine Director:
Certified in Horsemanship,
CPR and First Aide.
Eco Tour Guide:
., BJa:grrournd or Interest in
Biology.
Grounds & Maintenance:
Experienced in Irrigation and
Florida Native Plants.
For more information
www.floridaechosafaris.com
To Apply: Call HR. .
(407)892-5010
8:00 am 4:00 pm.
Monday-Friday.
GLAZER NEEDED
Apply in person @
119 SW 5th.Ave. or
fax resume to 863-763-9918
MECHANIC Exp'd only. Good
hrly. commission rate @ Ford
Dealership. Okeechobee Motor
Co. @ 3175 Hwy. 441 S.
Mill Manager Needed
Needs to be Experenced with
Machinery and Equipment.
Apply at Syfrett Feed Co,
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
Now Hiring for 2005 Postal
P o s i t.i o n s
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
Benefits/Paid Traning and
Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference # 5600.
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The classified ads


OFFICE ASSISTANT
Experience a MUST. Drop off
resume at 105 SW 3rd Ave
LaborFinders
Truck Drivers Needed
Benefits Available. Must have
Class A CDL license. Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment section
of the classified



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
onny or Debbie
Palm Beach Post
Newspaper cariersneeded
for Okeechobee area. Call
Mike 1-800-932-2489
ext. 3583 Iv. msg.



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



COX CARPENTRY
Roof & Interior Framing
All Home Repairs
863-357-6018 (Office)
772-215-2728 (Cell)
Lic. #2603


COMPUTER REPAIRS
& COMPUTER SET UP.
By: Qualified Technician.
$80. (919)607-1152



O'CONNELL
CONSTRUCTION
SERVICES, INC.
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Aluminum Roof Over
(863)634-2044
Looking for a place to
hang your hat? Look
no further than the
classifleds.



DIVORCE$275-$350*COV-
ERS children, etc. Only one
signature required! *Ex-
cludes govt. fees! Call week-
days (800)462-2000,
ext.600. (8am-7pm) Divorce
Techtr.Established 1977.


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NEWSPAPER..,
makes you a more tionmed
aod Interesting person. No
wonder newsape readers
ar orie sr essfull

!Photography

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



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


Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books S Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware. Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins. 'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer'Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & 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.


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 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)4674192/697-8806
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.
WASHER/DRYER Kenmore
Both greatcondition. $200
for both or will separate
(863)634-8654
How fast can your car
go? it can go even
aster when you sell it
In the classified.



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
FLORIDA BUILDING
BLOWOUT
FL PRODUCT APPROVED
30 X40, 40X 60, 40 X100
LIMITED OFFER
(800)300-2470 EXT 4
www.allbldg.com
METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.



EXTERIOR DOOR & FRAME-
metal, 36x80, window and
screen 24x36, Was $259
NOW $130 (863)357-8788.
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
GOWNS (3) Formal, From Da-
vid's Bridal. New, never
worn. All size 20. $300 for
all, will sep. (863)697-2813
WEDDING DRESS- Mary's In-
formal Collection, Ivory,
new, never worn, Euro size
18, $250 (863)675-2624:


HO TRAIN SET, 10, comp.
5x10, elaborate layout, Nas-
car theme, 100+ cars, $600
neg. (863)675-3394
PORCH ROCKER- Old, Alumi-
num & wood. With redwood
finish. $10. (863)983-1848



COMPUTER, HP Flat Screen,
Brand new w/desk. $350.
Must sell! (863)697-2813
DELL COMPUTER- Windows
XP, 256 MB Ram, Monitor,
Keyboard, Mouse & Lots of
games $150 863-843-0158.
FAX MACHINE -,New, only
used a couple times, good
condition $110
(863)801-3358






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)63)4-7565
CHINA CABINET, 1930 Early
American, solid maple, slight
damage, $125, 600 NW
17th St.
DINING ROOM SET, Table (4
person high top) w/matching
hutch & 4 chairs. $500
(863)824-2617
DR table tinted mirror glass
w/center leaf $50
(863)357-1078
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
MICROWAVE CART
Oak finish, roll around, w/
doors & sliding drawer. $45
(863)357-1078
RECLINER COUCH
2 recliners, Royal Blue, 1 yr
old, beautiful cond. $400 or
best offer (863)467-9546
SWIVEL ROCKERS (2) Bur-
gundy and mauve, good
condition, $100 will sell sep.
(863)227-6210.
TABLE, Palm Tree Design.
Round, Wrought Iron. Includes
2 matching chairs. $100.
(863)357-2211
TV, 32" w/Entertainment Cen-
ter. Asking $400 neg.
(561)985-1873
TV CABINET, Oak. Also holds
VCR or DVD Player. $100..
(863)357-2211
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



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



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



DIRT DEVIL MOP-VAC
New in box, will sacrifice
for only $40. Firm, Cleaning
Made Easy! (863)763-8149
FOOD PROCESSOR
Pro. Strength w/ex. blades &
access. blend, grind &juice
$50 firm (863)763-8149


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


i~pcia Ntic 015


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 .


PRESSURE WASHER
2400 PSI, 5% 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


FOOS BALL TABLE, $75.
(863)763-4684


EARN DEGREE online from
home. *Business,
*Paralegal, *Computers. Job
Placement Assistance. Com-
puter & Financial aid if quali-
fy. (866)858-2121
www.tidewatertechonline.
com.
GLASS SHOWCASES (2)-
$150 or will sell separate,
call 863-763-8707 or see at
620 S Parrott Ave.
LIFT CHAIR Electric, in very
good cond. $350
(863)763-2458
RAILROAD CROSS TIES- 100,
$800. Will separate.
(863)801-1666
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SEEKING BASS PLAYER
For Okeechobee Area
Christian Blues Band
Call Jerry (863)467-6793



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

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,ALPACKA- $500 ortrade
1(863)673-1567 -
AMERICAN BULLDOG PUP-
Male, no papers. $200.
(863)634-7108
BABY SUGAR GLIDER- In-
cludes large cage $300.
(863)634-2077
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
I 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



Demo Homesites Wanted in
your area for the NEW Kayak
Pool. Take Advantage of this
Unique Opportunity. Save $
Financing Available. For De-
tails Call (866)348-7560.
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
(863)357-1572.



CD'MP3 PLAYER, Alpine.


SONY STEREO Si5TEM- RCA
5 i', :0D CD.riner ? Tower
& 2 :rri.)i ..pea.ers Good
c:,nid $i00 neg 863-634-6737
SPEAKERS, JL ALl)uO 5,.7
rn- in ,:,.., MI rln:' Elqujhi:.
'r nit' I L", i2' ., will ell

TAPE PLAYER RECORDER
$50 b863)697i-203i 3


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


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


NORTH OKEECHOBEE/VIKING
12.25 acres, fenced, ponds,
barn. $100 per acre per
month. Call (561)236-8708


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


PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTT'S PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553
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 821)
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies./
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants.,
Flowers 865



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)763-36331
QUARTER HORSE GELDING-
12 yrs old, Experienced rid-
er. $1500. (863)634-7769.
Quarter Horse Mare, 8 yrs.
old & Quarter Horse Gelding, 3
yrs. old. $3000 for both, will
sep. (239)694-5611
REG PASO FINO MARE,-
12yrs old, smooth gait, does
it all, $2300 (863)763-1504.



EDGER, MCLANE, 3 hp., 4
wheel, B & S Engine w/2extra
blades. Only 10 hours, like
new. $175 (863)983-4397
LAWN EQUIPMENT
Toro Z Master, 10mph, Echo
Weedeater & Blower w/
trailer $5000(863)467-8250
LAWN MOWER- Craftsman
42" cut, new blades, battery &
belts w/weedeater. $400
both (863)697-6446
PRESSURE WASHER, 2500
psi's whose & wand. $250.
(863)675-7504
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
great 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 -
,M m o,*. 925
:NHuse Rent 930
Lund Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


S II I I


community featuring parcels
w/ frontage on the Wacas-
sassa River. Gorgeous
woodlands teeming w/ deer
& turkey. SAVE up to
$20,000! Great financing.
Call toll-free (866)352-2249,
x 517 or www.fllandbar-
gains.com.
NC MOUNTAIN PROPERTY,
2.75 acres w/ 50 mile view
or 1 acre lakefront lot only
$85,000. Private commu-
nities with views, creeks, riv-
er and lake access. Swim,
fish, hike. Other lots from
$20,000- $85,000.
(800)699-1289 or www.riv-
erbendlakelure.com.
NEW MEXICO-20 Acres
$34,990. Scenic region,
views, canyons, trees, roll-
ing hills, wildlife. Enjoy hunt-
ing, hiking, horses, great
climate. Power, great ac-
cess. 100% Financing. Call
(877)822-LAND!


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. inclds every-
thing (863)228-3887


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.'
Townhouses Sale1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection 060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



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
IMMEDIATE DEBT RELIEF
We will buy your house or
take over payments. Please
call cell # (561)301-5055
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


LOT FOR SALE:
Basswood Estates
Approx. 1/4 acre. $26,500.
By owner. (407)973-6503
OKECHOBEE-1.25 acres in
the Vikings. High & dry, near
46K acre State Preserve.
Bu now, prices are going up!!
$31,000 (561)262-6884



ATTENTION INVESTORS: Wa-
terfront lots in the Foothills
of NC. Deep water lake with
90 miles of shoreline. 20%
redevelopment discounts
and 90% financing. NO PAY-
MENTS for 1 year. Call now
fOr t l I t l- : l I c I
*;;w ii rn n l i I lrui'lpr,:,pt:r-
ties.com (800)709-LAKE.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. MUST SEE THE BEAUTI-
FUL PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS
OF WESTERN NC MOUN-
TAINS. Homes, Cabins,
Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.
Closeout Sale! LAKEVIEW
BARGAINS from $39,900
with Free Boat Slip! 10% OFF
plus Pay NO Closing Costs!
High elevation, beautifully
wooded lake view parcels.
Across from national forest
on Norris Lake in Eastern
Tenn. Call now
(800)704-3154, ext 625
unset Bay, LLC.
GATED MOUNTAIN COMMU-
NITY NEAR ASHEVILLE, NC
Spectacular view & river
lots. Clubhouse, paved
roads, hiking, fishing. Grand
Opening August 12- 15.
Huge Incentives!
(866)411-5263
www.BearRiverLodge.net.
GEORGIA COAST- Large
wooded access, marshfront
& golf course homesites.
Gated with tennis, kayaking,
& canoeing. Limited
availability- mid $70's & up.
Call today (877)266-7376.
Grand Opening! Lakefront
Acreage from $69,900. Pay
NO Closing Costs*! July 30
& 31. Spectacular new wa-
terfront community on one
of the largest & cleanest
mountain lakes in America!
Large, estate-size .parcels,
gentle slope to water, gor-
geous woods, panoramic
views. Paved roads, county
water, utilities. Lake access
from $29,900. Low financ-
ing. Call now
(800)564-5092 x 215 "re-
strictions apply".
GRAND OPENING! Winding
River Preserve II July 30 &
31. Ocala/Gainesville Area.
20 Acres from $195,000.
100 Acres from $450,000.
New semi- private gated


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
SCOOTER- '04, 50cc, 4 cycle,
$975. (863)674-0360.
TRIUMPH CLASSIC, '73-
black, $2500.
(863)674-0898.


New Tennessee Lake Proper-
ty from $19,900! 7 Acre par-
cel $34,900. Lake Parcel
and LogCabin Package
$54,900. (866)770-5263
ext. 8 for details.
WESTERN NC MOUNTAINS
North Carolina Where there
is: Cool Mountain Air, Views
& Stream, Homes, Cabins &
Acreage. CALL FOR FREE
BROCHURE OF MOUNTAIN
PROPERTY SALES.
(800)642-5333. Realty Of
Murphy 317 Peachtree St.
Murphy, N.C. 28906.
www.realtyofmurphy.com.



LOOKING FOR A HOME 3BR,
2BA Please call Brent
863-634-5129


Mobile Homes



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



FURNISHED PARK MODEL
Clean: 1 BR, 1 BA,
Water view w/boat slip.
Non smoking env. No pets.
$900 mo. + $300 sec. dep.
6 mo lease. (863)763-4638



Located in mobile home park
2br, 1ba $7995 or bestoffer
(239)671-2015
READY TO MOVE -'93 12x64
3br, iba. Good condition.
$3500 neg. (863)673-5518 or
(863)673-2624 ask for Art
TAYLOR CREEK LODGE- lbr,
1ba, new central Heat/Air,
new shed, furnished,
$15,000 (270)832-9741.
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 3005
Campers'RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles,'ATVs 3035



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
FIBERGLASS BOAT 14ft w/
9.9 Johnson nds minor carb
,work, trolling motor, trailer
$800 neg. (863)227-6210
JON BOAT- New Wide Lund
14ft, with trailer, $1500 or
best offer. (863)467-8161.
MERCURY '01, 25 HP electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
sI II

Itasca Winnebago, '84, 27/2
ft., sleeps up to 8, new gen-
erator, runs good, $6300.
(863)467-2480 2
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
WILDERNESS, 32', like new,
a/c, heat,sleeps 6, storage,
$9000 or best offer.
786-423-7057



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
BOAT TRAILER, Continental,
Galvanized, Single axle for 17-
20 ft. boat. Guide post & bunk
boards. $500 (863)634-7769
MARINER- Outboard motor,
Runs. 40HP $800. or best
offer. (863)983-2255
PLASTIC GAS TANK -28 gal.
great for generator, boat, etc.
50(863)697-6812
PROPELLER, Stick, For Air
Boat, 72x48,
$250.(863)528-1894






16 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 13, 2005


YAMAHA TW 200 Dual Sport,
with trailer hitch carrier, ex-
cellent cond., $1800.
(863)467-0085



GO CART; 2 Seater, 5.5 hp en-
gine. $350 or best offer.
(863)227-2600
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

Ill --

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 4030
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


I~ublc Noice


CHEVY CAMARO Z 28'95
Small amount of damage, 97k
orlg ml, 3 owner car, runs
gd $2500 (772)971-7660
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER
'89, 4dr, 83K ml, 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
MITSUBISHI MIRAGE 1992,
Needs fuel pump. $600 or
best offer. (863)357-3633
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 Camry LE, '93, dark
green ext. w/beige cloth int.,
181k hwy. mi., exc. cond.
$2195. (863)467-2982


TOYOTA TERCEL 1083,
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-
per's.$600. (863)528-1894
TIRES (4) Copper Discover
ASP, Fits SUV 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 1 Ton 2 wd. Pickup
Truck. $400 or best offer.
(863)467-8856


Vbic Notice


NOTICE OF BUDGET WORKSHOP IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH
MEETING OF THE COQUINA WATER OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN
CONTROL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
File No.: 2005CP152 Case #2004 CA 76


THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR CO-
QUNA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT
WILL HOLD A WORKSHOP MEETING
ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2005 AT
9:00 A.M. IN THE ADMINISTRATION
ANNEX BUILDING, OKEECHOBEE
COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE, SMALL
CONFERENCE ROOM, 458 HIGHWAY
98 N., OKEECHOBEE, FL. THE PUR-
POSE OF THIS WORKSHOP IS TO
MAKE ANY NECESSARY CHANGES
TO THE 2004-2005 YEAR BUDGET;
PREPARE THE 2005-2006 YEAR
BUDGET; AND DISCUSS PROPOSED
CHANGES TO THE EMPLOYEE PER-
SONNEL HANDBOOK. OTHER TOPICS
MAY BE CONSIDERED. A COPY OF
THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE
OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM
THE UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON
DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION
BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO
ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH
MEETING; THAT PERSON WILL NEED
A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS
AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES THAT
PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE
THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE
PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES
THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE
UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO
BASED IS MADE. ANY PERSON
WISHINi TO SPEAK AT THE MEET-
ING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND
TOPIC PLACED ON THE AGENDAONE
WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE
MEETING. ALL PROPERTY OWNERS
WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED
TOATTEND.
DANNY FAIRCLOTH
SUPERINTENDENT
17429 NW 242ND STREET
OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972
(863) 763-4601 OR (863)634-3166
066 ON67/13,17/05


CAMPER TOP- 8', P/U Long
bed. $150. (863)697-9113

CAMPER TOP- for 8ft bed
pickup, $50.
(863)675-8760.

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


ESTATE OF
DODI ANDORA KELLEY,
Deceased,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration o the estate of Dodi
Andora Kelley, deceased, File Number
2005 CP 152, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 304 Northwest Second Street,
Room 101, Okeechobee, Florida
34972. The name and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
setforth 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 DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is July 1,2005.
Personal Representative:
Brian Joseph Kelley
10765 Northeast 120th Street
Okeechobee, FL34972
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
RICCI-LEOPOLD
2925 PGA Boulevard,
Suite 200
Post Office Box 2946
West Palm Beach, FL 33402
Telephone: (5611684-6500
By: Theodore J.Leopold
FLA Bar #705608
69171 ON 7/13,20/05



FORD F150 P/U 1989, Needs
motor. $1200'or best offer.
(863)634-4104


WASHINGTON MUTUAL BANK, F.A,
SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WASH-
INGTON MUTUAL HOME LOANS, INC.
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO FLEET
MORTGAGE CORR
Plaintiff
vs.
SILVANO PONCE AND TEODORA
PONCE, HIS WIFE; AMERICAN GEN-
ERAL HOME EQUITY, INC.; UN-
KNOWN PARTIES IN POSSESSION
#1; UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POSSES-
SION #2; IF LIVING, AND ALL UN-
KNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH UNDER AND AGAINST THE
ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS) WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN
PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES.
GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
Defendants)
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to
an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale
dated June 22, 2005, entered in Civil
Case No. 2004 CA 76 of the Circuit
Court of the 19th Judicial Circuit in an
for Okeechobee County, Florida,
wherein WASHINGTON MUTUAL
BANK, F.A., SUCCESSOR IN INTER-
EST TO WASHINGTON MUTUAL
HOME LOANS, INC. SUCCESSOR BY
MERGER TO FLEET MORTGAGE
CORR, Plaintiff and SILVANO PONCE
AND TEODORA PONCE, HIS WIFE are
j l,:,,,n i,-, i ,,i, .,' i to the highest
inl b,. i 1,,,i ] i... cash, AT THE
SOUTH (FRONT) DOOR OF THE
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 304 NE 2ND STREET, OKEE-
CHOBEE, FL 34972 AT 11:00 A.M.,
JULY 22, 2005, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Fi-
nal Judgment, to-wit:
LOTS 3 AND 4 OF BLOCK 37, A RE-
VISED AND FIRST ADDITION TO PLAT
OF CONNERS GABLES, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 15, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
DATED at OKEECHOBEE, Florida, this 1st
day of July, 2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
CLERK OFTHE CIRCUIT COURT
Okeechobee County, Florida
By:/S/Debbie Goodrich
Deputy Clerk
67368 ON 7/6,13/05 eputyClerk

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1bic Notice


NOTICE FOR PROCUREMENT 6F PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
Pursuant to Section 287.055, Florida Statutes, the State o Florida's Consultants
Competitive Negotlations Act, and the State Requirements for Educational Fa-
cilities (SREF), the Distrct Board oa Trustees o Indian River Communit Col-
lege will consider the contracting of a Construction Manager (CM) tor
providing professional services for the following remodeling project:
"A" BUILDING REMODELING
CHASTAIN CAMPUS MARTIN COUNTY
The project will consist of
, 1 1i 1 i. i ,,,,i ,- including value engineer-
,j I, i ii .. .. i .. i .. .. .. (GM P), and construction
services.
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dao34981-5596
Instructions for completion and submission of the Construction Management State-
ment of Oualificallons may be obtained at the IRCC Facilities Planning Office,
3209 Virginia Avenue, Building "S", Room 233, Fort Pierce, Florida 34981-5596,
or by calling 772-462-7360, or by e-maling your request to pivey@ircc edu.
IRCC reserves the right to waive any informality in the selection process and to
reject any or all Statements of Qualificatons.
66457 ON 7/6,13/05


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.
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classified.


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
MAZDA MPV '90 7 psgr,
6cyl, auto, a/c, good body &
tires, great interior $800
(863)467-6805


Community Events



Church hosts a Family Fun Day
The Okeechobee community is invited to a "Family Fun Day" Sat-
urday, Aug. 13, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the Church Fel-
lowship Hall, 200 N.W. Second St. Be there at 10:30 for sign up.and
activities for the children. The show will begin promptly at 11. After
the show there will be a lunch for everyone and a few door prizes
for the children who sign up. All children will receive a helium bal-
loon or small gift. We are pleased to announce Reverend Mabrey, a
Methodist Minister and Illusionist who will be perform-ing. We have
been advised the show is terrific and that adults will love it as much
as the kids. Be sure to come out for the fun and don't forget to bring
a friend.


History Center closes for summer
The Okeechobee Family History Center of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St., will be closed from
May 2 until Aug. 31. They will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from
11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The center will also be open Friday, Sept. 9,
from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. It will then be open every Wednesday
and Friday. Please call ahead one day to.reserve any specific equip-
ment 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 missions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services,
aerospace education and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets
work side by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member, contact Gene O'Neill at the
Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.

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

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


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.


Children's council seeks volunteers
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of a
few fine people to submit an application to the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners to be a part of the council. Gover-
nor Jeb Bush makes the final appointments with terms of two or
four years. The council meets monthly to discuss programs and
needs of the children in the community. Once a year, agencies
request funds through a grant process. Each council member
"adopts" an agency or two as their own and monitors the programs'
services that they provide to our children. Those interested in com-
pleting an application should contact Cathleen Blair, executive
director at (863) 462-4000, ext. 255.


Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The Ameiican 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 Can-
dace at the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling
(863) 763-2488.


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