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Okeechobee IN ews
Vol. 96 No. 195
Meet local Major
The Major League all-star
team is made up of players 11
and 12-year olds. They will rep-
resent Okeechobee in the 50th
anniversary Dixie Youth base-
ball state tournament July 16-24
at the Okeechobee County
The Major League teams
will play on fields 1 and 2. The
Saturday and Sunday game
times are 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m.
to heart problems
New research gives the first
solid evidence that a type of fat
in the bloodstream can trigger
the earliest steps that lead to
clogged blood vessels, the top
cause of heart attacksproblems
If N er research bears this
out, people might someday be
tested for this fat, j as they are
for cholesterol now, to see if
they're in danger of having a
heart attack. The studyafound
relaout, peopith the might somf heart dis-be
ease, especially in people under
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Thursday, July 14, 2005
By Audrey Blackwell
The Okeechobee Code
Enforcement Board took
action on four current cases
and reviewed four old cases at
their meeting Tuesday.
Esteban Moreno and Yolan-
da Frias were found to be in
compliance with their dis-
abled vehicles and no further
action was necessary by the
board. The case had been
tabled at the last board meet-
ing to give time to make sure,
the property owners under-
stood the requirement. Mr.
Moreno was never fined and
his time to bring the situation
into compliance was suspend-
The board discussed the
case of Shannon Martin, of
South Parrott Avenue, whose
504 Plus tax
Dike inspected for leaks
By D. Hamilton
with lake levels
Record rainfall since June 1
has some officials discussing
potential problems with the
Herbert Hoover Dike, which
surrounds Lake Okeechobee.
The water level in Lake
Okeechobee has risen more
than 1.5 feet in the past 30 days.
According to a report from the
Army Corp of Engineers'(COE)
meeting on Friday, July 9 in
Jacksonville, the 14 inches of
rain during the month of June
was well above average.
Barry Vorse, Director of
Communications with the COE
in Jacksonville, provided infor-
mation from the meeting which
answers the question of why
there is so much water in the
basins and in other areas which
normally handle runoff.
Due to regional rainfall,
inflow from the Kissimmee
basin, Fisheating Creek, Lake
Istokpoga, Taylor Creek and
Nubbins Slough has been very
high, he explained. The ground-
water system wide is saturated
due to a wetter than normal.
month of June and also the rain-
fall from tropical storms and
hurricanes including, Arlene,
Cindy and Dennis. The Upper
Kissimmee basin area received
twice the normal June rainfall
and the Lower Kissimmee and
Lake Okeechobee area received
about 1.5 times the normal
amount for the month of June.
With all of the rain and not
much in the way of sunny days,
the water level in Lake Okee-
chobee now stands at more
Community pool: Campers keep cool on Thursdays
Staff photos/D. Hamilton
Yiselt and Icelia from Clubhouse Child Care Center enjoy water fun at the Okeechobee
Sports Complex pool. Children from the center go on an outing to the community pool
each Thursday from 1 until 3:30 p.m.
than 16.5 feet. That amount is
nearly 4 feet higher than it was
this time last year and almost 2
feet higher than it was even
after getting hit with last year's
record four hurricanes.
It is important to gain an
accurate measurement of lake
water levels which are wind
driven and they differ in meas-
urement by as much as 3 inches
at any given point. When the
lake levels are measured from
each of four interior stations,
those measurements are com-
bined and averaged to come up
with a total amount.
What steps are
taken to maintain
The current lake level measure-
ment is significant at this time
because at 16.5 feet, the Army
Corp of Engineers (COE) begins
an intensive monitoring program
on a weekly basis. The monitoring
is to ensure the integrity of the 143
miles of the Herbert Hoover Dike
which surrounds the lake and ties
See Leaks Page 2
property is overgrown. Board
member Frank Irby asked Fred
Sterling, code enforcement
officer, if an attempt had been
made to talk with the property
owner about the situation, in
addition to the notice having
been sent. Mr. Sterling said he
had talked with her brother.
"They know what they
need to do," he said.
Board member Bea Casto-
rina made a motion to give
Mrs. Martin 14 days from the
time of receipt of a new
notice, following the meeting,
to improve the property and
then impose a $25 per day
fine. The board approved the
Louis Neal, Sr., of North-
west Eighth Avenue, was cited
for having disabled vehicles
See Fines -Page 2
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Jacob, Tyler, R.J. and Clayton take a break after swimming in the community pool at the
Okeechobee. Sports Complex on Thursday. All four boys attend a summer day camp at
the Civic Center which brings them to the pool once a week for some water fun.
By MaryAnn Morris
This June has been the
wettest June since 1992 with a
record 14.35 inches of rainfall,
according to South Florida Water
Management District (SFWMD),
bringing the water level in Lake
Okeechobee up to 16.5 feet
above sea level, approximately 4
feet higher than last year at this
time. The record runoff has all
coastal structures open to
accommodate the storm water
SFWMD water managers and
the Army Corps of Engineers
work together to manage the
lake: Water releases from the
lake are dictated by a fixed
schedule based on many factors
such as time of year, current
water conditions, predicted rain-
fall and the lake level.
Last year, with the water lev-
els in the lake running from
12.37 to 13 feet, pulse releases
were not begun until Sept. 16 in
preparation for Hurricane
As the lake level rises, there
See Rainfall Page 2
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services using the internet
The monthly meeting of the
Okeechobee area Chamber of
Commerce convened on
Wednesday with guest speaker,
Mark Pinson from the Okee-
chobee Post Office. Mr. Pinson
came to talk with chamber mem-
bers and local business leaders
about some of the new business
services which are provided via
Mr. Pinson, who has been
with the United States Postal Ser-
vice for more than 18 years was
installed as Postmaster of Okee-
chobee in April and has been
working to improve services for
business customers as well as to
Mr. Pinson explained a pro-
gram called 'Business Connect'
which included a laundry list of
services accessible using the
United States Postal Service web
site at www.usps.com. The guest
speaker went on to tell the group
about some of the services which
help local business owners to get
their products out, mass mailings
to customers and potential cus-
tomers, order shipping supplies,
schedule pick ups or deliveries,
file change of address, hold mail
and a number of other services.
Another area which Mr. Pin-
son spoke with chamber mem-
bers about was the importance
of proper packaging when send-
ing items by mail. He said, "Pack-
ages sent through the mail
should be properly boxed in a
container that has not previously
held hazardous materials. Any
print on the outside of the box
which would indicate that should
be covered up or if possible,
removed." Continuing he said,
"Any parcel with a weight over 16
ounces without a metered strip
and only stamps for postage,
could possibly be returned to the
See Office Page 2
Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Brenda O'Connor
introduced new Post Master, Mark Pinson to the general meet-
ing of the Chamber of Commerce members on Wednesday.
2 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, July 14, 2005
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mortgages for ve
loan, call (863
reserve your sea
Classes are h
days, starting at
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g with The Flori-
who are speed-
rough the county Continued From Page 1
ed loads and into high ground in the area of
ent, the sheriff's Fisheating Creek.
h F.D.O.T. will be Special attention is given to
his day. flood control and safety of the dike
rt while traveling structure during times when water
slow down any- levels are high. The dike is between
aw enforcement 100 to 300 feet thick and was con-
ng a traffic stop. structed from local geological
ice in a continu- materials (silt, clay, peat, sand, shell
force the traffic and gravel). According to COE
e of Florida will information, all earthen structures
these types of leak and must be monitored on a
a more regular regular basis. The Corps' South
s our goal at the Florida Operations Office regularly
is -to keep all maintains and inspects the dike.
'or the motoring The frequency of inspections
increases as lake waters rise. The
data collected during the inspec-
r classes tions are evaluated against past per-
Iednesday formance of the dike and monitor-
ing is adjusted as needed. The COE
E -- The USDA, inspects areas as far as a mile away
service, can now from the dike checking for "wet
,000 for housing spots" and "boils" or bubbles of
ery low and low- water coming up from the ground
its. which indicates head water in the
fiction for this lake.are far above land. Water tun-
3) 763-3345 to nels under the dike and comes up
it for one of our and "puddles," possibly endanger-
ses. ing the dike's structural integrity.
eld on Wednes- The dike was inspected after
Sa.m. Hurricanes Charlie, Frances and
Jeanne. After Hurricane Jeanne,
a o COE inspectors found that the
wind and waves from Frances did
Result in some sand and rock move-
S ment on the south shore of the
lake, near Pahokee. Inspectors also
found some areas of erosion
around culverts and also near the
Port Mayaca lock. This means that
some sand, soil and rock were
washed away where a culvert and
the soil of the dike come together.
It has been eight months since
Continued From Page 1
- are some concerns about the
integrity of the Herbert Hoover
-Dike, according to Okeechobee
County Emergency Management
Officer Gene O'Neill, especially if
the water rises above 18 feet. He
S. ... said the dike is in the process of
being repaired by the Army Corps
"I feel confident the Rim Canal
S will be able to hold any water that
comes through," he added.
This year with record rainfall,
S- constant, not pulse, releases to the
-- east and west began June 30 and
were stepped up on July 2. Net
rainfall is monitored on a daily
basis. At high lake levels, flood con-
trol becomes the primary factor in
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transitional back to the WSE regu-
lation schedule when the lake
recedes to 16.25 feet. These
increased releases have been
approved by the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineer's South Atlantic Divi-
The expected discharge from
the St. Lucie Lock and Dam on the
St. Lucie Canal will be less than a
maximum of 8,500 cubic feet of
water per second. The expected
discharge at the Moore Haven Lock
and Dam on the Caloosahatchee
River will be less than a maximum
of 9,300 cubic feet per second.
Even though releases are being
increased above those made this
past week, the public will not be
impacted nor experience addition-
al high water levels as a result of
this action, according to COE offi-
cials. The spillway operators moni-
tor and adjust the discharges
depending on local runoff, down-
stream conditions arid changes in
the tidal cycle.
Inflow to the lake remains high
from the Kissimmee, Istokpoga
and Fisheating Creek basins.
Although every effort is being
made to lower the level in the lake
at this time, weather is the control-
ling factor. Sunny weather helps
lower the lake level through evapo-
ration. Rains contribute to the
Water enter the lake.
"Right now, there is simply
more water coming into the lake
than can go out," said Missie Barlet-
to, spokesperson for SFWMD,
speaking to an Okeechobee News
reporter, "if you think in terms of an
average family swimming pool, 1.5
swimming pools per second are
going out, but about 9 swimming
pools are coming in."
the occurrence of Hurricane
Jeanne, and the problem has been
assessed, but not yet repaired.
If any seepage areas from the
dike are identified during inspec-
tion, they will be marked and moni-
tored. If the seepage shows any
movement of material they would
be monitored daily.
Currently the dike is inspected
weekly. If lake levels increase to
17.5 feet, the inspections will
increase to a daily monitoring
schedule. These daily inspections
would be to identify any problems
as quickly as possible. If problems
are detected early on, repair meas-
ures can be taken in an effort to
prevent any additional problems.
Where does the
If the rainfall continues to be
above normal and the lake levels
continue to rise, then water man-
agers may have to deviate from the
(WSE) regulation schedule which
is the schedule which guides water
managers on the amount to release
in accordance to what 'Zones' the
lake water levels are in. Water man-
agers are currently following a nor-
mal progression of regulating the
lake levels in accordance with the
The COE meets regularly with
the SFWMD to evaluate the
progress of the discharges. System-
wide water levels are evaluated on
a daily basis and decisions are
In order to lower the lake levels,
water is currently being released
into the Caloosahatchee and the St.
Lucie Rivers. Missie Barletto of the
SFWMD stated, "The water is
released at a rate of 3,092 cubic feet
per second (cfs) which is equiva-
managing the lake, and the regula-
tion schedule dictates that there is
no longer flexibility for environ-
mental releases. Unlike pulse
releases, the discharges from the
lake are higher and are continuous.
These larger releases now may pre-
vent more serious damage from
even higher releases later this sum-
Boat ramps in the northern
Kissimmee River area are dosed to
boaters due to high water making
currents dangerously fast and spill-
ways invisible. Outflow in both the
Caloosahatchee River and the St.
Lucie Canal is constant. Water lev-
els in the Everglades are also high.
SStarting today at 7 a.m. water
managers increased water releases
from Lake Okeechobee in an
attempt to reverse the rate of the
lake's rise. The increases will be
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lers" In other Chamber of Com-
-- There will be no Gun Safety
class for the month of July
Chamber of Commerce Coffee
Klatch will be held on July 21 at
Shirley's Personal Care Services
-* located at 418 N.W 3rd Street. All
chamber members and their guests
-* arewelcome to attend.
General meetings of the Okee-
chobee Chamber of Commerce
are held on the second Wednesday
each month at the Golden Corral
Restaurant at 700 S. Parrott Avenue.
lent to 1.5 swimming pools or
15,000 gallons per second from all
outflow areas combined."
Ms. Barletto said, "On any given
summer day with a little wind and
plenty of sunshine, the lake levels
Swill be evaporated at a rate of near-
ly one inch per day and we cannot
release the water levels at that
rate." Continuing she stated, "The
rains this year coupled with not as
many sunny days does not provide
for the evaporation levels to reduce
the lake water at a fast enough rate.
Ms. Barletto added, "Unfortunately,
the inflow of water to the lake far
exceeds the outflow at a rate of
11,112 cfs which is equivalent to 9
swimming pools having 15,000 gal-
lons each. We will need to contin-
ue to have scheduled releases of
the lake water."
According to Barry Vorse, "The
Corps has been making regulatory
releases from the lake almost con-
tinuously since September 2004.
The releases were made through
most of the dry season in an effort
to prepare the lake for this season's
possible hurricanes." Mr. Vorse fur-
ther explained, "The current levels
of 6,500 cfs, which is equal to about
48,600 gallons per second from the
S-77 release and approximately
3,500 cfs or 26,000 gallons per sec-
ond from the S-80 release began on
July 2 when rainfall amounts went
over both the Upper and Lower
Kissimmee and indications were
that the tributary water conditions
were extremely wet."
Mr. Vorse continued by saying,
"The releases will be evaluated on
a daily basis and each week the
strategy for the continued releases
will be reviewed and revised as
necessary. Discharges from the
lake are necessary to stay ahead of
the potential for additional rainfall
and to prevent future problems."
Continued From Page 1
on his property. Mr. Sterling said
a white pickup truck on the
property does not have any tires.
He said he had not talked with
anyone, but that they had
received the original notice of
violation. The board voted to
give Mr. Neal 15 days from time
of receipt of a new notice and
then impose a $10 per day fine.
A disabled vehicle is on prop-
erty belonging to Sam Lane, of
Northwest 10th Avenue, and a
certified notice has been sent.
Pictures of the property were
shown to the board and Mr. Ster-
ling said the vehicle has tires, but
all four are flat. He said, "It has
been this way since I've been
here, six weeks."
Mr. Sterling said he has been
at the place and no one was
around. "There are 'No Tres-
passing' signs posted," he said.
The board discussed whether
the notice could have been seen
by the property owner, since it is
a rental property. Board member
Rennae Sweda recommended
tabling the item to give the board
time to make sure they are in
contact with the property owner
and not just the renter. "He is not
in compliance, but we need to
do more homework," Mrs.
Mr. Sterling presented the
board members with a three-
page list of code enforcement
cases that came to the code
enforcement office in 2005. He
said there were a few 2004 cases
still open. The board discussed
some of those cases.
Suzette Quarles of Northwest
Eighth Avenue is now in compli-
ance in her recent case of gener-
al cleaning and beautification of
the abandoned home that was
used for burn training by the fire
department on April 14. At the
previous meeting of the board,
members approved a $25 fine
per day be issued after 30 days of
receipt of notice.
Two separate cases were dis-
cussed that relate to the same
property. The board took action
on Nov. 9, 2004 against Gloria
and Mary Brown and imposed a
$10 per day fine beginning Dec.
15, 2004, which lasted 90 days
until March 15, 2005. Joe and
Johnny Brown had a $10 per day
fine imposed from April 1, 2005
until June 29, 2005 for the same
property. The property was
found to be overgrown with veg-
etation and there was debris
present from a training burn.
The two cases involve children
who inherited the' property. The
mother had asked that all
notices go to her and she would
take care of the property, but
nothing has been done so far.
The board agreed to send her a
certified letter to let her know
the accrued amount of fines and
to take further action at the next
board meeting if nothing is done
by that time.
A fine of $25 per day was
imposed after one week's notice
for Geraldine Bertram for a pub-,
lic nuisance. She has a mobile
home that was damaged in the
hurricanes last year and it needs
to be removed. The board took
action on June 14 and the fine
began on June 20. Nothing has
been done so far.
The board met as the Citizens
Advisory Task Force and heard an
update from Nancy Phillips of
West Palm Beach on Okee-
chobee's economic develop-
ment. She requested that the
board recommend to the city
council making an application for
a $700,000 Community Develop-
ment Block Grant (CDBG). The
grant will help bring in two busi-
nesses to the city's industrial park,
she said. The board voted to rec-
ommend that the city take action
on the CDBG grant application.
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Back to School supply drive starts
The Shared Services Network's Community Collaborative
Council is sponsoring its annual Back to School supply drive for
Okeechobee's children in foster care.
These supplies will be given to the children in Okeechobee
during their annual foster care picnic just before school starts.
The children are in need of: pencils, pens, markers, colored
pencils, crayons, highlighters, notebook paper, construction
paper, folders, binders, pencil boxes, lunch boxes, backpacks,
glue, scissors, rulers, erasers, index cards and calculators. For
information on becoming a foster parent, call the Hibiscus Fos-
ter Parent Training Program at (800) 403-9311. Supplies may be
taken to the Community Collaborative Council meetings during
April, May and July. The meetings will be held in room 303 of
the Okeechobee County School Board Office, 700 S.W Second
Ave. For information on the school supply drive or the council's
meetings, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
Chamber sponsoring concerts
Brenda O'Connor, executive director of the Okeechobee
Chamber of Commerce, has announced that the Chamber, in
conjunction with Morgan Renee Entertainment, are finalizing
plans for a concert series. Information on the bands and artists
will be announced at a later date. To volunteer your help at any of
these events, call the Chamber of Comierce at (863) 763-6464.
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Children in the 3 year old group wait in line at A Child's World Child Care Center on
Wednesday for their turn down the giant water slide. Children enjoy water fun day activ-
ities every other week at the child care center.
Raymond Kenneth Lear, age
95, of Okeechobee, died July 10,
2005 at Raulerson Hospital. He
was born Sept. 1, 1909 in Lam-
oine, Maine. He moved to Bar
Harbor, Maine, during the early
1920's, graduated with honors,
from Bar Harbor High School in
June of 1927. Mr. Lear graduated
with honors, from the University
of Maine in June of 1932, with a
B.S. Degree in chemical engi-
neering, majoring in pulp and
paper technology. He was a
member of Theta Chi Social Fra-
ternity, Alpha Chi Sigma Hon-
orary Chemical Fraternity and
Tau Beta Pi, Honorary Engineer-
During his working years,
1931 to 1972, he was Superinten-
dent of Pulping Operations in
several pulp and paper compa-
nies, namely International Paper
company of Livermore Falls,
Maine; Gould Paper company of
Lyons Falls, N.Y. and Hudson
Pulp and Paper Corp. of Augus-
ta, Maine. He retired from Hud-
son Pulp and Paper Corp. in
1972 as General Mill Superinten-
He moved to Okeechobee in
Nov. 1972 and resided there his
There will be graveside serv-
ices at a later date.
He was'preceded in death by
his wife Elsie I. Corkum of Liver-
more Falls, Maine in April of 1987
and stepson, David Clark of Con-
Survivors include: son, Dana
R. Lear of Thomaston,. Maine;
daughter, Rosemary Lear Gur-
ney of Okeechobee; sisters,
Bertha Rosebrook of Lamoine,
Maine and Ellen MacKinnon of
Miami; nine grandchildren and
Virgil Wayne Wolfe
Virgil Wayne Wolfe, age 77, of
Moore Haven, died Tuesday; July
12, 2005 at his residence, after a
long and courageous battle with
cancer. He was born Jan.20,
1928 in Lebanon, Ohio, the son
of Clifford and Helen Herold
Wolfe. He had been a resident of
Moore Haven for 20 years. He
was an avid fisherman and a
faithful member and elder of the
Lakeport Christian Church. He
was a former resident of Fairfield,
Ohio where he owned Linden
Heating and Cooling Company.
He was preceded in death by:
his first wife, Marian R. Wolfe;
sister, Mildred Bushman and sis-
ter-in-law, Betty E. Wolfe.
Survivors include: his beloved
wife of three years, Barbara Riser
Wolfe of Moore Haven; daughters,
Mindy Wolfe of Fairfield, Ohio and
Gayle Wolfe (Tom) Riser; son, Clif-
ford John Wolfe; stepdaughter,
Judy (Roger) McVey all of Lake-
port; grandchildren, Patrick,
Matthew, Michael, Mark (Lisa)
and Ashlie; great-grandchildren,
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Kenneth (Jeanne) Wolfe of Fair-
field, Ohio; and many nieces,
nephews and friends.
A memorial service will be
held at the Lakeport Christian
Church in Lakeport, on Saturday,
July 16, 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be made to
Lakeport Christian Church Build-
ing Fund, 1650, E. SR 78 N.W.,
All arrangements are under
the direction and care of Bux-
ton's West Lake Funeral Home
Summer day campers from the Civic Center(left to right) Matt, Josh, Bubba, Jennifer and
Jacob swim under the watchful eye of lifeguards at the Okeechobee Sports Complex
swimming pool on Thursday. The pool hosted children from the Civic Center and also
from the Clubhouse Child Care Center.
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I am calling about the water. How can they take water out of that
lake? Everyone says that the lake is polluted and in Stuart they say
the lake is polluted, but we drink the water over here. Can someone
tell me the truth about this?" (Editor's note: According to water
management officials, the problem with the lake water is not
chemical 'pollution' but excess nutrients, such as phosphorus and
nitrogen. While some of these nutrients are necessary for the health
of the lake's ecological systems, an excess of these nutrients causes
an imbalance which leads to algae blooms. A large algae bloom
can deplete the water of oxygen and cause a fish kill. An additional
problem is that last year's hurricanes stirred up the muck bottom of
the lake, cutting off sunlight to the native aquatic plants.)
I saw in the Palm Beach paper where someone was running a
meth lab out of a FEMA trailer. FEMA should do a lot more monitor-
ing about what is going on in the housing they are providing. Our
tax dollars were going to provide free housing for drug dealers.
Why is it that if you order food to be delivered, they add a deliv-
ery fee to your order? This does not go to the delivery person, it
goes to the store. So you still have to tip the delivery person. Most
of them are just our kids doing a great job, so let's not forget them
but I am wondering why this additional charge doesn't go to the
Once again Okeechobee County's Extension Office has done a
terrific job with the annual H20 camp again this year. This annual
day camp is just a great opportunity for the kids. Mine look forward
to it all year. I want to thank the Extension Office folks and the vol-
unteers who help. I know you get tired after a few weeks of camp,
but it means so much to the kids!
Does anyone know anything about a demonstration planned in
front of the county building permit office? I have heard there are
people planning to picket that office to protest the problems get-
ting permits. If anyone has information about this, please call the
newspaper because I would like to attend and I am sure that many
others like me would like to be there.
Can't the county commissioners do something to get the con-
tractors to do more repair work in this county? We have lots of
homes that still need repairs and you wait and wait for a contrac-
tor. Yet there is new construction going up left and right. We don't
need a lot of new homes built here right now. We need the homes
that are already here to be repaired. I guess they make more
money building new homes, but I wonder if these contractors real-
ize what, the homeowners are going through. They need their
homes repaired and are willing to pay, but can't find a contractor
to help them.
I am wondering why the water management district and
Department of Environmental Protection are not doing anything
about all the disruptions of natural water flow in the develop-
ments. People are putting in fill dirt, building up. private roads,
berming their property and in general doing anything and every-
thing to try to keep their own property dry, not caring that they are
causing the neighbors' property to flood. I thought it was against
the law to disrupt the natural flow of water. When I tried to call
about it, I was advised I will have to file a complaint with the code
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
purchase canned goods and blankets for the Sun Room, Avon
Park Church Service Center, scholarships and donations to the
juvenile diabetes fund. Vendor applications are now being
accepted. Contact Linda Dalke, 1608 Booth Drive, in Sebring;
or, call Lynn Cloud at (863) 382-4487 or (863) 381-5680.
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Looking back ...
The first record of a school in Basinger is revealed in a letter that was sent to William Underhill from W.S. Norwood, Bre-
vard County school superintendent, which is dated April 19, 1880. In September 1940, high school students were being
transported into Okeechobee City for classes. The Basinger School closed sometime during the decade of the 1940's.
This photo also appears in the book "Strolling Down Country Roads" by Twila Valentine and Betty Chandler Williamson.
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)
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military informa-
tion available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center located at 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fellowship
hall at412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
ABWA Women of Tomorrow Chapter meets from noon until 1 p.m. at
the Golden Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. The cost is $6.20 plus tip
for lunch. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. For information, call
Bonnie Kinchen at (863) 467-7100.
Travlin' Sams members of the Okeechobee Chapter of Good Sams
meet on the second Friday of each month, with early birds on Thursdays.
Call Joan at (863) 876-4596 or Jeanne at (863) 824-0984, for the next camp-
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will"reetfrom noon until 1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are wel-
come. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206, or Hazel at (863) 763-4923 for informa-
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-
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships.
The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call
(863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or
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.,
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes are available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St.,
from 7 until 9 p.m.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every 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 meet-
ings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863)
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
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 per-
sons 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 Morgret 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-
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the 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 Restaurant, 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 meet-
ing provides networking opportunities for women in business and is open to
the public. No membership is required. For information, contact Robin Del-
gado at (800) 299-8878; or, by e-mail at email@example.com.
Back to school collections
Big Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring their
annual 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 what 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
Community Collaborative Council to meet
The Community Collaborative Councilwill meet Tuesday, July 26,
at 10 a.m. in the boardroom of the Okeechobee County School
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 Lonnie Kirsch (863)
462-5000 ext. 256.
Church offering 12-step program
Resurrection Life Church, 1803 S.W Third Ave., will be conduct-
ing a Christ centered 12-step program called "Stepping into Free-
dom". 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 oh Friday evenings at 7 p.m. for 12 weeks. These class-
es are free but workbooks will be available for purchase. For infor-
mation and to register, call (863) 763-7770.
Networking lunch planned
A Networking lunch is planned Friday, July 15, with networking
at 11:30 a.m. and lunch beginning at noon .at the Brahma Bull
Restaurant, 2405 U.S. 441 S.E. Networking is the process of discover-
ing and utilizing connections 'between people. Genuine networks
stem from friendships or business relationships. Networking is
about talking with people and obtaining referrals so that every con-
tact you make is a warm contact. Bring a friend and share the suc-
cess of networking. A door prize is welcome and fun. For informa-
tion, contact Robin Delgado, Law Offices of Philip DeBerard, online
BHR Christian Church plans Bible school
The Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, will host
vacation Bible school July 18-22 from 9 until 11:30 a.m. daily. Chil-
dren from kindergarten to high school are invited to join an exciting
and fun time of games, crafts, music and Bible lessons. Kids will
learn all about prayer as they participate in the Kingdom of the Son-
Prayer Safari. There is no charge for this free adventure into God's
word. Beginning July 5, parents can register their children by calling
the church office at (863) 357-6500 from 9 a.m. until noon.
Peace Lutheran plans vacation Bible school
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane, presents Celebra-
tion Park, which is this year's theme for vacation Bible school to be
held July 18-22 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. The school is for ages pre-
school through fifth grade. Call the church office at (863) 763-5042
to pre-register of for information.
Summer Camps in Avon Park
This month Lake Denton Camp in Avon Park is offering summer
camps July 17-22 from 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 applica-
tion or to check on dates available year round for camp rental for
your church, family reunion or company outing. Their website is
The NABA butterfly count will be held in Okeechobee on Sunday
July 17. The Okeechobee count was put in place specifically to
include Sue Arnold's Wildlife Rescue and her new butterfly garden.
It is also one of the few places in Okeechobee County where Mala-
chites can be found. For information on the butterfly count go to
www.naba.or and under NABA Butterfly Counts choose July 4-Unit-
Elder Consumer Protection program
Stetson University College of Law's Elder Consumer Protection
Program will present a free seminar July 20 in Okeechobee to warn
elderly citizens about the dangers of loan fraud. Elder Consumer
Protection Fellow Nick Cox will speak about how to avoid being vic-
timized by loan scams at 11 a.m. at the Lottie Raulerson Senior Cen-
ter, 1019 W South Park St. in Okeechobee.
Collaborative Council plans meeting
The Community Collaborative Council of Okeechobee County
Shared Services Network will conduct their monthly meeting on
Tuesday, July 26, at 10 a.m. in the boardroom of the Okeechobee
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 families. Guest speakers:
Reba Folsom of My Aunt's House and representatives from the
Social Security Office. The public is invited to attend. For informa-
tion, 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.
Hometown Hospice yard sale
Your Hometown Hospice will be holding a gigantic yard sale on
Friday July 29 and Saturday July 30 from 8 am. until 2 p.m. The sale
will be held at the air conditioned Hospice of Okeechobee Volunteer
House located at the corner of S.E. Fourth St. and Third Ave. Items
will be available at low, low prices. All proceeds benefit patient care
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The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, is now available to
offer free pregnancy testing to
girls and women of all ages. We
offer free and confidential preg-
nancy tests, peer counseling,
referrals for a free ultrasound, par-
enting classes and abstinence
education. Operating hours are
from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Mon-
days and Thursdays, and from 1
until 5 p.m. on Tuesdays. We are
located at 1505 S. Parrott Ave.,
across from the movie theatre.
We are going to start parenting
classes in January so if you would
like more information on this or
set an appointment for a free
pregnancy test please call 763-
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.
Free Memory Loss
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ings at the Visiting Nurse Associ-
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Red Cross needs
Have you saved a life today?
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Cross Instructor and teach oth-
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lives. You can help the American
Red Cross reach people in your
community with lifesaving train-
ing, including CPR, First Aid,
Automated External Defibrilla-
tion, and HIV/AIDS Prevention.
Contact the Okeechobee Branch
of the American Red Cross at
(863) 763-2488 to find out more.
Red Cross seeks
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of their Disaster Action Team
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group of trained volunteers who
respond to local disasters such
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day, July 17 from 3 until 6 p.m. The
dinner will include steak, baked
potato, salad, roll and dessert for a
Our kitchen is open daily,
serving regular menu and specials.
Monday, Thursday and Friday from
11 a.m. until 2 p.m.; Wednesday,
tacos served from 11 a.m. until 6
p.m.; Saturday from noon until 8
p.m.; Sunday from 1 until 8 p.m.
Bar bingo will be held on
Monday starting at 1 p.m., and on
Thursday evenings beginning at 6
p.m., for members and guests.
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The third Sunday of each
month we have a ribeye Steak din-
ner with the Sons of the American
Legion from 3 until 6 p.m.
The Legion lounge is open
Monday through Saturday at 10
a.m. On Sunday, it opens at 1 p.m.
Bingo is held every Saturday
and Sunday night starting at 6:30
p.m. Doors open at 5p.m.
There is entertainment in our
lounge every Saturday night start-
ing at 4 p.m.
Friday night dinner is served
from 4:30 until 6 p.m. for a dona-
tion. Karaoke by Bruce will be from
7 p.m. until?
Happy Hour in the lounge is
from 4 until 7 p.m., Monday, Tues-
day and Thursday.
Starting in September, Euchre
will be on Monday and Wednesday
from 6p.m. Everyone is welcome.
The American Legion Post 64 is
located at 501 S.E. Second St. For
information, call (863) 763-2950.
Am-Vets No. 2001 will hold a
regular informational meeting on
the first Saturday of the month at
the Buckhead Ridge VFW Post
#9528,2002 U.S. 78 W, at 10 am.
Applications for new members are
available. Call Ray Disney at (863)
357-2138, or Don South at (863)
Eagles Aeries #4137
Tuesday: bingo at 1 p.m.
Food will be available for a dona-
Wednesday: bar bingo from
4 p.m. until ? Food will be avail-
First and third Thursday: Aux-
iliary at 6 p.m.; Aeries at 7 p.m.
Friday: steak night (16-oz.)
starting at 5 p.m. for a $10 dona-
tion. Music will be by Jimmy Harp-
Saturday and Sundays:
music at 7 p.m.
First and third Sunday: break-
fast from 9 until 11 a.m. for $4
Call the AERIE for other
events, (863) 763-2552.
Elks Lodge #2558
The Elks Lodge is located on
S.R. 70 East. For information, call
Tuesday: trustees meet at 7
p.m. First and third, 8 p.m., regular
Wednesday: bingo will be at
7 p.m. The public is invited. Doors
open at 4:30 p.m. Refreshments
will be available at 6 p.m.
Friday: dinner and entertain-
ment starting at 6 p.m. Members
and guests are invited.
Saturday: hamburgers from
noon until 2 p.m.; bar bingo from
2 p.m. until?
The Okeechobee Masonic
Lodge is located at 107 N.W Fifth
Ave. For information about the
club and events, call Rich Sweet at
(863) 824-0262, or Kip Gardner at
The Masonic Lodge holds
their meetings on the second and
fourth Mondays of each month
starting at 7:30 p.m.
Eastern Star #128
Okeechobee Chapter #128
has many fun activities planned on
the first and third Tuesday of each
month. For upcoming ,activities,
contact W.M. Margaret at (863)
B.H.R. Moose Lodge
The lodge is located on U.S. 78
W in Buckhead Ridge.
July 16 and 17:
Family/NASCAR and tool sale days
beginning at 11 a.m. Refreshments
July 19: LOOM membership
meeting at 8 a.m. Come and sup-
port your lodge.
July 23: From 5 until 7:30 p.m.
there will be a summer picnic with
Kare Charest fixing fried chicken,
potato salad, baked beans and
dessert for a $5 early ticket dona-
tion or a $6 donation at the door.
SMusic for dancing by Saxman and
July 26: LOOM enrollment
beginning at 7 p.m. All prospective
members should attend this meet-
July 30: Moose Legion picnic
from noon until 4 p.m. Come bring
the family and help support the
Saturday night: karaoke from
7 p.m. until?
Wednesday, Friday and Satur-
day nights, meals will be served
from 5 until 7:15 p.m. Call for the
Friday nights there will be
music for dancing from 7 p.m.
until? Call the lodge to see who is
a Sunday morning breakfast is
served from 9 until 11 a.m.
The Moose Family Center
#1753 is located at 159 N.W 36th
St. in Okeechobee. For informa-
tion, call the Lodge at (863) 763-
4954 or Norm at (863) 763-1550.
Sunday: Live entertainment
featuring: Lisa, Dawn and Donnie
- sometimes together, sometimes
not, but always good music and
Thursday: bar bingo has been
Monday: bar bingo for mem-
bers only at 6:30 p.m. Food will be
Saturday: at 1 p.m. Moose
races and dinner served at 3 p.m.
Check the bulletin board for menu
e Stop by and visit and watch
our progress as construction has
The post is open noon until 9
p.m. Monday through Sunday.
Events at this post are seasonable
you should call (863) 763-0818 for
information or visit the lodge 300
N.W 34th St. You may write the
post at P.O. Box 1137 Okeechobee
washer toss every Tuesday
starting at 1 p.m. Everyone is wel-
Every Wednesday during sea-
son karaoke will be held from 5
until 9 p.m.
S* Every Friday: bingo starts at 1
p.m. for members and guests fol-
lowed by karaoke starting at 5.
Saturday: .25-cent bingo at 1
p.m. Karaoke will be from 5 p.m.
Sunday: A dinner will be avail-
able from 2 until 5 p.m. and fol-
lowed by karaoke at 5 p.m.
Every third Sunday there will
be a post meeting at 11 a.m.
The VFW Post #9528 is located
at 2002 S.R. 78 W. in Buckhead
Ridge. For information, call (863)
467-2882. Post hours are from
noon until 8 p.m., Monday through
Wednesday Ladies Auxiliary
dinner, call for more information.
Every Thursday is bar bingo at
12:45 p.m. Lunch will be available.
Every Friday a steak dinner
with baked potato, salad and rolls
will be served from 5:30 until 7
p.m. for a $10 donation. Dancing
immediately follows the dinner.
All games and special events are
shown on three televisions. The
game room has a regulation-size
Post meetings are held on the
second and fourth Saturday of the
month beginning at 10 a.m. Com-
mander Don South is available at
VFW Post #10539
The VFW will be open Mon-
day through Saturday at 10 a.m.,
and Sunday at 1 p.m.
Happy hour is from 4 until 6
p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Monday: hot soup day begin-
ning at noon. A bowl for a buck.
Tuesday: volunteer chef's din-
ner special. Serving begins at 5
p.m. Call (863) 763-2308 for the
Wednesday: bar bingo will
start at 12:45 p.m. Lunch is avail-
able. Darts will be at 7 p.m.
Thursday: short order food
night from 5 until 8 p.m.
Friday: fish fry from 6 until 8
p.m. along with live music and
Saturday: dollar dogs at noon.
Live-music and dancing at 7 p.m.
Sunday: every third Sunday
we will host a pot-luck birthday din-
ner. All other Sundays are variable.
Call (863) 763-2308 for the sched-
ule of events. Darts begin at 7 p.m.
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Free nutrition clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis and
designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Health Center, 916 WN.
Park St., on'Aug. 8 and Sept. 12, at 5:30 p.m. For information, call (863)
Church hosts a "Family Fun Day"
The Okeechobee community is invited to a "Family Fun Day" Satur-
day, Aug. 13, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the Church Fellowship
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 balloon or small gift. We are
pleased to announce Reverend Mabrey, a Methodist Minister and Illu-
sionist who will be performing. We have been advised the show is ter-
rific 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.
Headstart now accepting applications
The Economic Opportunities Council Headstart is accepting
applications for the 2005/06 school year. Children turning 3 on or
before Sept. 1, but not yet eligible for kindergarten, may apply at
Northside Headstart, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave. For appointments, call
Sheryl Heater at (863) 357-8677 or Antonia Nunez at (863) 357-2242.
Headstart opens as early as 7 a.m. Qualifying children may stay as
late as 5:30 p.m.
History Center closes for summer
The Okeechobee Family History Center of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints; 310 S.W. Sixth St., will be closed from May 2
until Aug. 31. They will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 11:30 a.m.
until 3 p.m. The center will also be open Friday, Sept. 9, from 11:30
a.m. until 3 p.m. It will then be open every Wednesday and Friday.
Please call ahead one day to reserve any specific equipment you may
need. For information during working hours call (863) 763-6510. Dur-
ing hours the center is closed call (863) 467-5261, or (863) 357-7711.
Civil Air Patrol is forming
The United States Air Force Auxiliary is forming a Civil Air Patrol unit
in Okeechobee, and senior members and cadets are being recruited.
Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are
needed to administer the unit and provide supervision for the cadets.
The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services,
aerospace education and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets
work side by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member, contact Gene O'Neill at the
Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.
Grace Christian Schools seek help
Grace Christian Schools need the help of the community and are
seeking tax deductible donations to help rebuild their playground that
was damaged during the hurricanes. For more information, call Grace
Christian Schools at (863) 763-3072.
Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save lives. You can
help the American Red Cross reach people in your community with
lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated External Defib-
rillation, and HIV/AIDS Prevention. Contact the Okeechobee Branch of
the American Red Cross at (863) 763-2488 to find out more.
Church collecting for care packages
The Living Word of Faith Church of Okeechobee would like to invite
the community to participate in a project for Operation Freedom Iraqi.
The church will be sending care packages to 20 servicemen in the
Army stationed in Iraq. These soldiers serving our country have
requested items not only for themselves, but they also give items to the
Iraqi children while on patrol and visiting. We would like to invite the
community to help us with this project. For more information, contact
Chairperson Myra White at (863) 357-2975.
Children's council seeks volunteers
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of a few
fine people to submit an application to the Okeechobee County Board
of County Commissioners to be a part of the council. Governor Jeb
Bush makes the final appointments with terms of two or four years.
The council meets monthly to discuss programs and needs of the chil-
dren in the community. Once a year, agencies request funds through a
grant process. Each council member "adopts" an agency or two as
their own and monitors the programs' services that they provide to our
children. Those interested in completing an application should contact
Cathleen Blair, executive director at (863) 462-4000, ext. 255.
Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of
their Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure
fires, floods, etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in a time of disaster, please contact Andy or Can-
dace at the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling
Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott Ave.,
is open again. It is located in the back parking lot of the church. The
temporary gray box is stocked and ready for anyone who needs food.
All you need is an I.D. The hours of operation are Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon.
My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for two
to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Monday
through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are also look-
ing for a volunteer to become the director and a board member of The
Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate well with the pub-
lic and should be able to seek support from city and county officials,
business executives and other organizations. Work days and hours are
flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for information.
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The Okeechobee News, Thursday, July 14, 2005 SPORTS
Brahman soccer team extends thanks
play on fields 1 and 2. The Satur-
day and Sunday game times are
1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Okeechobee players in the
Major League division are: Bran-
don Farless, Drew Selvey, Tyler
Finney, Tyler Barber, Xavier
Payne, Timmy Farrell, Todd
Daughtrey, Zach Voss, Justin
Morgan, Mark Weir, Noah
Wilcox, Jonathon Kemp and
Tyler Finney: Age 11. Posi-
tion: pitcher, short-stop, sec-
ond and third base. Favorite
baseball team: N.Y. Yankees.
Favorite player: Derek Jeter.
Favorite food: pizza. Favorite
subject in school: physical
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Brandon Farless: Age 12.
Position: pitcher and third
base. Favorite baseball team:
Chicago White Sox. Favorite
player: Sean Casey. Favorite
food: chicken wings. Favorite
subject in school: physical
Drew Selvey: Age 12. Posi-
tion: pitcher and short-stop.
Favorite baseball team:
Atlanta Braves. Favorite play-
er: Rafael Furcal. Favorite
food: steak. Favorite subject
in school: physical education.
Ramirez. Favorite food: mac-
aroni and cheese. Favorite
subject in school: math.
Noah Wilcox: Age 11. Posi-
tion: right field., Favorite base-
ball team: Atlanta Braves.
Favorite baseball player:
Chipper Jones. Favorite food:
spaghetti. Favorite subject in
Xavier Payne: Age 11. Posi-
tion: right field. Favorite base-
ball team: Giants. Favorite
player: Barry Bonds. Favorite
food: spaghetti. Favorite sub-
ject in school: science.
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Zach Voss: Age 12. Position:
center field. Favorite baseball
team: N.Y. Yankees. Favorite
player: Alex Rodriguez.
Favorite food: spaghetti.
Favorite subject in school:
Mark Weir: Age 12. Position:
second base and pitcher.
Favorite baseball team: N.Y.
Yankees. Favorite player:
Alex Rodriguez. Favorite
food: steak. Favorite subject
in school: math.
By Loma Jablonski
The -Major League all-star
team is made up of players 11
and 12-year olds. They will rep-
resent Okeechobee in the 50th
anniversary Dixie Youth baseball
state tournament July 16-24 at
the Okeechobee County Sports
The Major League teams will
Riley Carter: Age 11. Posi-
tion: right field. Favorite
baseball team: Atlanta
Braves. Favorite player:
Chipper Jones. Favorite
food: pizza. Favorite subject
in school: science.
The age of Brandon Shockley,
a member of the AAA all-star
Dixie youth baseball players,
was reported to the "Okee-
chobee News" as 9-years old. He
is actually 8-years old. We apolo-
gize for any inconvenience this
may have caused.
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Tyler Barber: Age 10. Posi-
tion: first base. Favorite
baseball team: Florida Mar-
lins. Favorite player: Ken
Griffeyi Jr. Favorite food:
pizza. Favorite subject in
Timmy Farrell: Age 11. Posi-
tion: catcher. Favorite baseball
team: N.Y. Yankees. Favorite
player: Hideki Matsui. Favorite
food: pizza. Favorite subject in
Justin Morgan: Age 11, PRosi-,
tion: catcher. Favorite base-
ball team: N.Y. Yankees.
Favorite player: Alex
Rodriguez. Favorite food:
steak. Favorite subject in
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Jonathon Kemp: Age 11.
Position: left field. Favorite
baseball team: N.Y. Mets.
Favorite player: Dontrelle
Willis. Favorite food: noo-
dles. Favorite subject in
Members of the Lady Brah-
man soccer team recently
attended a soccer training
camp at the University of Flori-
da. Their trip was made possi-
ble by the generosity of the
businesses and residents of the
Team members would like
to thank the following spon-
sors: Melissa Morse of Wal-
Mart for all her support and
the years. They would also like
to thank Mike Lewandowski of
Lamb of God, Frank DeCarlo of
American Drilling, Diane and
Randy Rogers, Jim Hendrix of
Trafficopters, Maryann and Sig
Erson, Bob Burgess, Bruce
Homer of Nationwide Insur-
ance, Rico and Viki Lamberti,
Breakthrough Recovery, W&W
Lumber, Dr. Weimmer, Bill's
Mini-Mart, Wayne Morgan and
Morgan's Furniture, Ed's Auto-
motive Service, the men of Fire
Rescue, City Hall, Matt Buxton,
Robin at Porter's Cleaners and
Percy and Shirley Beaulieu of
Members of the Lady Brahman soccer team spent June
25-29 at the University of Florida soccer camp. They were:
(front row, left to right) Jena Williams, Jessaka Cotton,
Erica Zinski; (back row, left to right) Stephanie Lacher,
Andrea Duenas, Dawn Fox and Coach Katie.
The team has a special He made this trip a reality for
thanks for Coach Bob Meuser. the team.
Second place winners
Okeechobee baseball took second place in the 10 and under division at the Cocoa Expo
International Tournament held June 28-July 3 in Cocoa. Team members are: (front row, left
to right) Mason Craig, Josh Amadon, Tristan Mavroides, Macho Estremera, Alleh Lietner and
Preston Marfil; (middle row, left to right), Jack Radebaugh,.Tyler Barber, Algeron Morris, Seth
McWhorter, Jacob Domer, James Stafford:and Billy Miller; (back row, left to right) Coaches
Ray Domer, Donald Barber, Michael Mill&erAlex Extremera and Donnie McWhorter.
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10 The Okeechobee News, Thursday, July 14,2005
At the Movies _______
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, July 8,
through Thursday, July 14, are as
Theatre I "War of the Worlds"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7 and
9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 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
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 at2, 4:15,7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Herbie Fully
Loaded" (PG) 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
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-
Head Start Project
Okeechobee I Center located
at 726 N.E. 16th Ave. is currently
accepting applications for
migrant children and children
with disabilities in our Head Start
Program. Our belief is that all chil-
dren can benefit from receiving
educational, Health and Social
Services which our program
offers. We serve children 6 weeks
to 5 years. To qualify the family
must have migrated in the past 24
months worked in agriculture and
primary income must come from
agriculture. We encourage fami-
lies of children with disabilities to
apply. For information, call (863)
467-0702 and ask for Sylvia, Ella,
El Centro de Okeechobee I
locaizado en 726 NE 16th Ave.
esta aceptando aplicacions para
ninos de families migrants y
ninos incapacidados. En nustro
program nostros creemos que
los ninos se benefician en cuando
reciven services de education,
salud y services socials que nus-
tro program ofrece. Servimos
ninos de 6 semans a 5 anos. Para
cualificar la familiar deve de ver
salido del condado 0 estado en
los ulitimo 24 mess y trabajado en
agriculture. Con el ingreso de la
familiar de trabajo de agriculture.
Animamos que las families con
ninos incapacidados aplican. Para
mas information por favor de Ila-
mar al (863)467-0702 Y ablar con
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would
like to teach others? Do you
belong to a civic organization or
religious organization and would
like to spread the word? If you
answered yes to any of these
questions, please contact, Tom
Jones or Karin Aldridge at Okee-
chobee Redirection Center, (863)
357-5905. We are looking for vol-
unteers to work a few hours a
month with committed youth.
Need help paying for quality
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and want to work within the court
system try the mediation pro-
gram. The Nineteenth Judicial Cir-
cuit mediation program is looking
for volunteers that would like to
become a mediator for the courts.
All mediators are court appoint-
ed, trained and certified by the
Supreme Court of Florida. If you
would be interested in volunteer-
ing and want more information
on the program, call Andrea
Bemenderfer at (561) 871-5305.
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is
seeking donations for their next
yard sale. Hospice welcomes all
clean useable items, and is cur-
rently seeking s'ch items as baby
,clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools aswell as golf and
fishing equipment. Call Hospice
at (863) 467-231 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 4 1 S.E. Fourth St.
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County
Board of Realtors is accepting
entries for their monthly property
beautification awards program.
The property does not have to be
for sale and is openito residential
and commercial property
throughout the county. For infor-
mation or to obtain entry forms,
contact Dale Ann Watford, secre-
tary of the Board at (863) 634-
7311 or (863) 763-8222.
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Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160
Black & White Pit, Call to de-
CAR KEYS, SW 16th St. &
28th Ave. (863)763-3134
FOUND: small male mixed
breed dog, SW 28th St., vic.
of Oak Lake Apt., bik &
MEDIUM SIZE DOG- female,
brown & white, found vic of
Trailer Creek Lodge, SE 441.
Bronco was LOST Nov.'04.
Lt brown, 301bs, fixed,
friendly. Last seen Pahokee.
Found in Japan in '97-his
adopting family doesn't want
him but I do. Rwd offered for
his rtn. Pis call(561)924-5656
CAT, Yellow & White tiger,
young male, Very friendly.
11 yr. old family pet: Friendly.
Missed dearly. July 5th near
Hi Low Acres. (863)763-2603
JACK RUSSEL TERRIER- fe-
male, vic of N. Labelle, Ivan
& Alex Blvd.
LOST BULL MASTIFF Mandy
female, purple collar, 751bs.
Vic of Marshall Field Rd about
2 days. (863)675-3931
MINIATURE PINSCHER male
Rambo, blk/bwn w/ blk collar,
10 Ibs. Vic. of Kings Bay.
Please Help! (863)467-7634
SBlack Mouth Cur Mix Pups
2 Females, 7V mo old. Free
to good homes.
DOG- Male, 3 yrs old Leopard
Curr mix to Good Home Only
Friendly, good w/kids
KITTEN- (F) playful, great with
kids, litter box trained. To go
home only (863)342-2974.
KITTENS (5) Black & white
Bob Tail. 6wks old. Males &
females. Free to good
LAB MIX PUPPIES, 9 wks.
old. 2 Females left. 1 Tan, 1
Black & White. Free to good
PIT/CURR PUPPIES (7) 8
weeks old. Free to good
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Housekeeping Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Full Time. (Fri., Sat, Mon., Tues., Wed.)
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street
Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply in Person To:
406 N. W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442
Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
Class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442
TUB, White, Cast Iron. Free,
you haul. Good use for farm
or outdoors. (863)357-6691
USED ALUMINUM- You pick
up & haul. (863)357-5957
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FAMILY MOVING SALE
July 15th & 16th @ 8:00 am
568 SW 77th Terrace.
Directions: 70 West to
77th Terrace, turn leftto 568.
Clothes, Shoes, Furniture,
Kitchen Items, Exercise Equip.
Everything must go!!!
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.
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Crew Leders & Helper ,
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(Tools & Vehicle Required),
or direct employment.
No experience required. Will
train. Good pay & benefits.
Call Billy @ (863)763-6255
*Cooks- Full Time Exp. Only
*Dishwasher- Full time
Apply in person after 11:00am
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy 441 SE
All around maintenance
person to do lawns,
wash trucks etc.
Do not call after 3:30 RM.
MECHANIC Exp'd only. Good
hrly. commission rate @ Ford
Dealership. Okeechobee Motor
Co. @ 3175 Hwy. 441 S.
Mill Manager Needed
Needs to be Experienced with
Machinery and Equipment.
Apply at Syfrett Feed Co,
3079 NW 8th Street
Truck Drivers Needed
Benefits Available. Must have
Class A CDL license. Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th Street
Part Time for
Vegas Style Shows
Must be willing to travel
Florida on weekends
Call Big Lake Productions
onny or Debbie
Palm Beach Post
Newspaper carriers needed
for Okeechobee area. Call
ext. 3583 Iv. msg.
Is currently taking applica-
tions forth position of
Preschool Teacher. CDA
and experience in Chris-
tian schools preferred, but
will consider training the
right candidate. Those
who are interested in this
part-time salaried position,
should apply at:
Peace Lutheran Church
750 NW 23rd Lane,
between 9:00am -3:00pm,
OKEECHOBEE, Satokoly 16th,-
8am-12pm, Sun. July 17th
7a-10a 3014 SE 35th Ave.
Gift basket supplies.
Everything Must Go!
Can make offer for all!
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
BUILDER & FORMICA posi-
tions needed. Exp. req'd. Se-
rious inquiries only. Carol's
Be your own boss in the Okee-
chobee, Belle Glade and Cle-
wiston areas. Flexible week
day hours, must have 1995
or newer 4 door Sedan, Cell
Phone or Nextel a plus. Call
(800)685-4789 Ext 1197
HIRING FOR THE
Certified in Horsemanship,
CPR and First Aide.
Eco Tour Guide:
w/Background or Interest in
Grounds & Maintenance:
Experienced in Irrngation and
Florida Native Plants.
For more information
To Apply: Call H.R. @
8:00 am 4:00 pm.
Apply in person @
119 SW 5th Ave. or
fax resume to 863-763-9918
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Child Care Offered415
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Roof & Interior Framing
All Home Repairs
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License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Aluminum Roof Over
JACK'S TOP SOIL
Shell Rock & Bob
Cat Work. Call
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Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books & Magazines535
Business Equipment 545
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Drapes, Linens & Fabrica 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
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Medical Items 650
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Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
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Television/Rad o 715
Toys & Games 730
AIR CONDITIONERS- 5 ton,
reverse cycle, $1000 you
must move. (863)467-2571.
AUTH WWII NEW GUINEA
WAR CLUB- asking $ 750
or best offer.
Antique, Mahogany. Lots of.
storage. Perfect condition.
DINING ROOM TABLE 2
Pedestals, leaf, 4 chairs,
Good condition. Beautiful
HALL TREE- Oak, with bench.
Umbrella holder & hat
VANITY, Antique, Tri-Fold.
$200 or best offer.
DISHWASHER- Maytag, great
working condition, looks
FREEZER, GE, Upright, with
warranty (in home service),
UPRIGHT FREEZER- marble
OR lable stove. sola Ded,
chromni leIl w;retiig below
1.1700 tor all will sep
WASHER & DRYER, $100.
Works good condition.
Boui re iiji cudilion. $200
hr both itr will 8 'parite
ROMANCE BOOKS (80) Har-
lequin $14 for all
BUILDING, Metal. 20 gage.
30W0 17.40L oy US Building.
Door opening 16'xl16'
Never as;emriled l(1mplelE
Will deliver in eecnoDee
arej $9500 18631824-8787
EXTERIOR DOOR & FRAME-
metal. 36x80, window and
screen 24,36. Was $259
NOW $130 (8631357-8788
FIBERGLASS STEPS, New.
For mobile home. 4 nsors
$250 orf est otter
INTERIOR DOOR, 36'
w/irame and hardware $40
PLYWOOD, 5 Ig. pcs., multiple
smaller pieces, $30 neg.
EXERSAUCER, BOY BABY
Lots of toys, etc. $75 for all,
will sep. (863)357-7136
ROSENTHAL- 8 place setting,
W/Wheat design, gold trim,
nIcl. all addl serving pcs.
New, $700. 863-357-2233
Find it ter. Sell t sooner
in thel dassifeds
GOWNS (3) Formal, From Da-
vid's Bridal. New, never
worn. All size 20. $300 for
all, will sep. (863)697-2813
SCRUBS- 6-Shirts & 5-pair of
pants. Sizes small & Medi-
um. $60. (863)697-8319
WEDDING DRESS- Mary's In-
formal Collection, Ivory,
new, never worn, Euro size
Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & $500 or best offer
HO TRAIN SET, 10, comp.
5x10, elaborate layout, Nas-
car theme, 100+ cars, $600
PORCH ROCKER- Old, Alumi-
num& wood. With redwood
finish. $10. (863)983-1848
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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
BED, Queen,. Complete w/mat-
tress, box springs & frame.
Good condition. $60.
BEDROOM SET 5pcs, full
size bed w/mattress $300 -
BEDROOM SUITE, King Size
Headboard, Dresser, Mirror,
2 side tables & hutch. $500
CHINA CABINET, 1930 Early
American, solid maple; slight
daranide, $125, 600 NW
DINING ROOM SET, Table (4
person high top) w/matthing
hutch & 4 chairs. $500
DR table tinted mirror glass
,- w/center leaf $50
$75 ,or best offer.
KITCHEN TABLE with 6
chairs, $200. Call
LOVE SEAT almost new, ex-
cellentcondition, tan floral
LOVE SEAT-Oversized, dual
recliner, Burgundy lealher.
'like new. $550 neg.
(863)634-962D Okee area
..03i; iinih,. roll around w/
douorsi, slid ine) rawer $45.
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.
TABLE, Palm Tree Design.
Round, Wrought Iron. Includes
2 matching chairs. $100.
TV, 32" w/Entertainment Cen-
ter. Asking $400 neg.
TV CABINET, Oak. Also holds
VCR or DVD Player. $100..
WATERBED- King size, Every-
thing included. No head-
board. Great condition.
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
WORK CART- 4 seater, bed w/
lift gate, 36V charger, work
or pleasure. Good condition,
AR-15, standard stock, ext.
charging handle/custom trig-
REMINGTON 870-12 gauge
Black synthetic stock. Great
condition. Takes 2-3/4" & 3"
Shells $200. (863)447-0099
Teeter Rotation Hang' Up Ta-
ble: For proper body align-
ment. Never used. Newly
TANNER- Soliel, 28 Sport.
$3000. Call Cathy
DIRT DEVIL MOP-VAC
New in box, will sacrifice
for only $40. Firm, Cleaning
Made Easy! (863)763-8149
Pro. Strength w/ex. blades &
access. blend, grind & juice
$50 firm (863)763-8149
CHAISE LOUNGE Large,
$250 firm for 2. Call
WICKER SET- 2 chairs & a
table OK condition $25.
runs good, with charger,
SCOOTER -'Space Saver, 3'
wheel, good condition $650
GLASS SHOWCASES (2)-
$150 or will sell separate,
call 863-763-8707 or see at
620S Parrott Ave.
LIFT CHAIR Electric, in very
good cond. $350
RAILROAD CROSS TIES- 100,
$800. Will separate.
SEEKING BASS PLAYER
For Okeechobee Area
Criri;liari Blues Band
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,
PIANO- Remington, needs
tuning & key pads. $695.
OFFICE SAFE- Shaw Walker,
2'x2'x4 1/2' $795.
AMERICAN BULLDOG PUP-
Male, no papers. $200.
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIG
BABY SUGAR GLIDER- In-
cludes large cage $300.
BIRD DOGS (4)
Ready to hunt. $500.
BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES,
Approx. 8 wks. old. Pure bred.
ales. Shots/Wormed. $350.
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
IILLAMA- $500 or trade
RABBIT in cage, house trained
TRITON COCKATOO: Rare, Fe-
male, Great pet. Very lovable
w/large cage & access. $1800
HOT TUB, Command, works
good, 5 people, $1000 or
best offer. (863)647-0959
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
POOL TABLE- World Leisure
size, rack, balls, chalk,
brush, good cond., $550
CD/MP3 PLAYER, Alpine,
w'XM Salellie Ridio tuner &
SONY STEREO SYSTEM- RCA
5 Disk, CD Changer. 2 Tower
& 2 small speakers Good
cond $400 neg 863-634-6737
SPEAKERS, JL AUDIO, 5x7,
new in box & Alpine Equaliz-
er, new in box, $225 will sell
Sony 100 country cassenes
COLORED TV's- RCA 32",
Samsung 27". & Advent 27",
$ 485. Will sep Call for de-
tail Okee 305-304-4538.
OUTSIDE TV ANTENNA Com-
plete w/mast & rotor. Good
shape. $100 or best offer.
2400 PSi 5' i np, Honda
Engine $300 (8631763-3599
WELDER, Electric, Miller, Blue
Siar 2E & Small electric air
compressor on 2 wheel Iral-
FOOS BALL TABLE, $75.
Vacuum with Shampooer,
new $2300, asking $500,
600 NW 17th St.
PAYING TOP DOLLAR FOR:
US Coins & Currency
collections. Please call
WANTED TO BUY
UNOPENED surplus diabetic
test strips, etc.
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805.
Farm Fned/Produact 810
Farm Mliscellanema 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden. 850
Uvestock : 855
Flowere s 66
HARNESS, Single horse,
leather, never used, used to
ull a wagon, $125.
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.
MARE, 5 yrs. old. Not broke,
14.3 Hands. $500
MARE, Quarter Horse, 10
years old. Runs barrels. Kid
safe. $1200 (863)763-3631
PAINT GELDING, 2 years old.
Approx. 14 hands. Not
broke. $400 (954)520-6707
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
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
Toro Z Master, 10mph, Echo
Weedeater & Blower w/
LAWN MOWER Craftsman
42" cut, new blades, battery &
belts w/weedeater. $400
PRESSURE WASHER, 2500
psi's whose & wand. $250.
PRESSURE WASHER, EX-CEL
2200 PSI, Honda Engine, 5.0
hp., New power head. Asking
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Appro.. 200. $1-00 lor all
will sep WVII Deliver
RIDING MOWER -Sears Best
44" cut, sun top, bumper 3
eytras Pd $3000 asking
BABY DUCKS: For Sale
FAINTING GOAT, Exotic, Ten-
nessee. black & white, make
greaT pels or a*nnmoweTr'.
Ideal for horses & livestock
$500 (561)236-8708 anytime
Buteness Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO: 2/1
Waterview, Fumished w/
Screened porch boat slip.
pool, tennis $1200 mo.
HOUSE FOR RENT
3 Bedroom. 1 Bath
$900 per montn
ist. Lasi $500 Secuity
OKEECHOBEE. 3 Bdrm .2 B3.
Avail in August. 2 Car Garage
Cathedral Ceilings. Nice neign-
12.25 acres, fenced, ponds,
'barn. $100 per acre per
month. Call (561)236-8708
BR/bath, full use of home,.
satellite TV, cleaning service,
all util incld. $500/mo.
(863)467-6577 9-5 M-F or
ROOMMATE WANTED: Male
or Female, No children,No
Pets, $400 mo., inclds every-
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Forms Sale 1020
House '- Sale 1025
Hating Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots- Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Ott ef State -
Property Sale 1055
Reat teto Wanted 1065
Resort Property '
IaareLatse Space 1076
Wbterfrnt Property 1080
By Owner: nice 3BR/2BA CBS
Home, w/fenced yard, back
screened porch & new addi-
tion, located in Better Acres,
IMMEDIATE DEBT RELIEF
We will buy your house or
take over payments. Please
call cell # (561)301-5055
DIXIE RANCH ACRES- Cleared
1 acre, with.oak trees. For
LOT FOR SALE:
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.
Buy now, prices are going up!!
Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale ?020
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
New DWMH 4 rent or sale.
Large 3bd/2ba. 4 Seasons
screen patio, carport, Call
OKEE- Waterfront 3BR, 2BA,
Double lot, 2-Living rooms, 2-
Carport's, 3-Storage sheds.
Cam rs/RVs 3010
Jet SkH 3015
arine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscelaneous 30?5
Sport Velacles.ATVs 3035
BOAT, 14', Aluminum w/'01
trailer & 5.5 hp, Johnson
0/B, Seats, Trolling motor.
BOAT, 17 Ft., Completely
remodeled, 135 hp Mariner,
Bimini Top. $3900
FIBERGLASS BOAT 14Mn
9.9 Jonnson nds minor r,arb
work, irolin j iTiolor irjxiar
JON BOAT- iNe Wide Luna
14ft with Iraler $1500 or
MERCURY '01, 25 HF: elecrnc
SlanL 0.'B Moior. 2006 wjr-
rainy. Pertei,: cond $2000
TRACKER PONTOON 21 W,'
Trailer '2005 Mer ury t0 HP
4 stroke molor $9995.
Itasca Winnebago, '84, 27/2
ft., sleeps up to 8, new gen-
erator, runs good, $6300.
RV- '90, Prowler, 25', 5th;
Wheeler. Great shape, Clean
RVS (2) one 'sr.reened in
porch For rent or tor sale.
For more information c311
WILDERNESS, 32', like new,
a/c, heat,sleeps 6, storage,
$9000 or best offer.
BASS BOAT SEATS (2) pad-
ded gray plastic, fold down,
$70 will sell separate.
BIMINI TOP Blue, Good con-
dition, clean. Stainless Steel
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 .
PROPELLER, Stick, For Air
TRAILER HITCH- for boat or
trailer, off a '95 Windstar,
bolts on, cost $120 asking
BOAT TRAILER- 16' Single ax-
le, Heavy galvanized. $400.
(302)678-1819 Call before
DIRT BIKE- Kawasaki KX100,
'02, Excellent shape. $1800.
or best offer.
HONDA 350 CLASSIC,'73,
good condition, $600 or
best offer. (772)418-5671
MINI CHOPPER New, only
rode twice. $475
SCOOTER-'04, 50cc, 4 cycle,
TRIUMPH CLASSIC, '73-
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICY
In accordance with the Administraive Procedures Act Chapter 120, Rorida Stat-
utes, notice is hereby given that the Okeechobee County School Board will con-
sider amendment of the School Board policy listed below at their meeting on
Tuesday, August 16, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of the School Board Administra-
tie Office at 700 S.W. Second Avenue, Okeechobee. Copies of the proposed
policy amendment are available in the School Board Office located at 700 S.W.
2nd Avenue, Room 307.
AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY 4.20 Student Progression Plan
This policy includes the Student Progression Plan.
The revisions to the Student Progression Plan involve the impact of attendance on
earning credits, nottiicion to parents of middle school students concerning
reading level, and clarification on grades earned in Home Education for students
in grades 9-12.
The legal authority for this policy is ES. 1001.41; 1001.45. Laws implemented
are FS. 1001.43; 1003.43; 1003.437; 1003.49.
This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint
Paticia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
69668 ON 7/26/05
GO CART, 2 Seater, 5.5 hp en-
gine. $350 or best offer.
GO CART, 2 seater, 5hp
Briggs & Stratton mtr, roll
cage & pads, $250 or best
offer. (863)675-2236 Iv msg
SUZUKI 50- 4 Wheeler, Runs
YAMAHA PW80- '95, Dirt Bike
runs good, $350.
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4055
CADILLAC SEVILLE, '91-
white, 4dr, leather, clean,
CAVALIER WAGON- '93,
needs work. $300.
CHEVY CAMARO Z 28'95
Small amount ofdamage, 97k
orig mi, 3 owner car, runs
gd $2500 (772)971-7660
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER
'89, 4dr, 83K mi, good cond.
white, $1000 or best offer
DODGE INTREPID, '99, exc.
cond., multiple CD player,
$4150. Contact Bill McDo-
nald (863)635-1169 or
FORD ESCORT- '91, Runs
KAR KADDY- Tow dolly, steer-
ing chassis, surge brakes,
used very little $1250.
MITSUBISHI MIRAGE 1992,
Needs fuel pump. $600 or
best offer. (863)357-3633
MOBILE CAR DETAILING
. EQUIPMENT- complete,
franchise also available,
OLDS CUTLASS CIERA, '84-
80,870 miles, Reliable. A/C
compressor bad, $500 neg.
PONTIAC GRAND AM. '00-
$8000, some warranty left,
PONTIAC GRAND AM'95
Needs some engine work,
has four new tires & a/c.
PONTIAC TRANS AM, '87,
Sports car or collector, one
owner, gold on black, 305
V8, auto, digital dash, t-tops,
85k mi., $7000.
Toyota Camry LE, '93, dark
green ext. w/beige cloth int.,
181k hwy. mi., exc. cond.
TOYOTA TERCEL 1983,
4 cyl. Gas saver. Very clean
car. $700 or best offer.
(863)675-2598 Lv. msg
TOYOTA TERCEL, '90, stan-
dard, a/c, $800.
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
FORD F150 1999 4X4, Cold
Air. $5500 or best offer.
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
CLUB CAR, '95, Kawasaki
eng., no carb., good trans.,
parts only, $450 neg.
CAMPER SHELL, for full size
Dodge pickup, 6r ft. bed,
$400- or best offer.
CAR HAULER 18', Dual axle.
New 20001b elec. winch, tie
downs & hitch. $850.
CHEVY FRONT CLIP, '85,
complete with hood, fen-
ders, etc., dual headlights,
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
PONTIAC GRAND AM '89
For parts, no tite $250
RIMS & TIRES- 4, AKUZA 20"
good condition $800 or best
offer (863)763-3349 Ask for
TIRES (4) 17" R6517. Rare
Deal! Asking $180.
TIRES (4) Bart Wheels,
14x15, 8 lug w/36" Swam-
pers. $600. (863)528-1894
TRAILER HITCH- for boat or
trailer, off a '95 Windstar,
bolts on, cost $120 asking
TRANSMISSION, Rebuilt, Tur-
bo, 200R4, w/GM converter,
$200 or best offer.
CAMPER TOP- 8', P/U Long
bed. $150. (863)697-9113
CAMPER TOP- for 8ft bed
CHEVY S-10 '94 Club Cab.
cash or finance w/$1200
DODGE RAM CHARGER'85
FORD F150 1990, New Drive
Shaft, Tires. Good trans &
A/C. High miles. $850 As
FORD F150 P/U 1989, Needs
motor. $1200 or best offer.
FORD RANGER XLT 1998, 4
cyl., 5 spd., pwr. locks/win.
Runs good. $1800 Call Matt
MAZDA B2000, '87- w/cap,
good A/C, runs good, 98K
miles. Asking $1800
NISSAN P/U 92
Good condition, low miles,
TOOL BOX- 5' inside dimen-
sion, heavy duty, for pickup.
FLAT BED TRAILER- Goose
Neck Dove Tail. 18', Heavy du-
ty. $1250. (772)489-6837
FLAT BED UTILITY TRLR-
S20ft, dual axle, pressure
treated decking, $800
Utility Trailer, 7 ton, 16 ft., GI
Hitch, new tires, metal floor,
$1200. (863)697-2076 aft 5
Chevy Gladiator G20 Van,
'93, w/new trans., 50k mi.
on rebuilt 350, runs great,
MAZDA MPV '90 7 psgr,
6cyl, auto, a/c, good body &
tires, great interior $800
Public Notice 5005.
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
NINETEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No.: 2005 DR 466
Oivislon: Domestic Relations
Roger Dale QuInLin
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: Tracy Lynn QulnUn
310 N.E.4th St
Okeechobee, FL 34974
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has
been filed against you and that you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on Roger
Dale QuinUn, whose address is 3821
S.E. 32nd Lane, Okeechobee, FL
34974 on or before August 11, 2005,
and ite the original with the clerk of
this Court at 304 NW 2nd St, Okee-
chobee, Rodda, before service on Pe-
titioner or immediately thereafter. If
you fail to do so, a default may be en-
tered against you for the relief de-
manded In the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office.
You may review these documents
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Courts office notified o your current
address. Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address on
record at the clerks office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, lorida Family
Law Rules of Procedure, requires cer-
tain automatic disclosure of docu-
ments and information. Failure to
comply can result in sanctions, in-
cluding disminssal or striking of plead-
Dated: July 5,2005
By:/s/ Beatrce Rodrguez
67942 ON 7/14,21,28;8/4/05