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Okeechobee IN ews
Vol. 96 No. 197
A ribbon cutting ceremo-
ny will be held for the new
Okeechobee County Judicial
Center, 312 N.W. Third St. at
10 a.m. on Wednesday July
20. The public is invited.
Saturday, July 16, 2005
504 Plus tax
Neighbors protest condo plan
By Pete Gawda
Consideration of requests for
changes in zoning occupied a
good portion of time for Okee-
chobee County Commissioners
at their Thursday meeting.
Residents of the neighbor-
hood around S.E. 38th Trail won
'the victory in their attempt to pre-
vent a developer from putting in
a multifamily housing unit in
After debating the issue for
almost an hour, commissioners
denied the request of East and
East Realty for a change in zoning
from Commercial to Residential
General for property on U.S. 441
S.E. adjacent to the driver's
license office. That action killed
the applicant's attempts to put in
44 condominiums on the vacant
Residents of the area had pre-
viously come out in force at pub-
lic hearings held by the commis-
sioners on May 10 and June 9 to
protest the proposed action.
Once again, this past Thurs-
day they mobilized to protect
their neighborhood from a hous-
ing development they feared
would increase traffic in the area.
Planning Official Bill Royce
noted that the property is near
the end of the street so that any
traffic generated by the proposed
housing development would not
go through the entire neighbor-
hood. He stated that the traffic
would not be as significant as the
That idea was verified by facts
stated by Jeff Sumner of LBFH,
the engineering firm employed
by the developer. According to
his figures, the increase in traffic
would be insignificant. He cited
traffic figures based on the "Insti-
tute of Traffic Safety Trip Genera-
tion Manual" that he said is used
by all state departments of trans-
According to Mr. Sumner's
calculations, the existing neigh-
borhood generates an average of
1,014.42 trips per day on week-
days while the proposed devel-
opment would generate an aver-
age of 257.84 trips per day on a
The current highest peak hour
traffic on weekday evenings is
108 trips per hour, according to
Mr. Sumner's. figures, and the
highest peak for his proposed
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Okeechobee News/Audrey Blackwell
The owner of the junkyard on South Parrott Avenue recently settled a lawsuit with the
city and agreed the business was a public nuisance. Marvin Brantley agreed to clean
up the property and bring it in line with city codes and to put up an 8-foot fence that
people cannot see through.
Brantley must pay city $58,750
By Audrey Blackwell '
Okeechobee Ne% s '"
A settlement was reached July '' A .
1 in a code enforcement case
brought by the City of Okee-
chobee against Marvin W. Brant-
ley, owner ofa junkyard on South -
Parrott Avenue (State Route 15).
The junkyard was said to be a
public nuisance and in violation
of city codes under. Florida
In the settlement agreement,
Mr. Brantley agreed to pay
$58,750 in city code violation fees
to bring materials on the property r
within code requirements and to
install an 8-foot fence along the
western boundary of the property
that faces S.R. 15 by Aug. 26..
Mr. Brantley said he did make
"I agreed to go, to jail in so
many days if everything isn't done
by a certain date," he said. The
judgment says that if Mr. Brantley
is found in contempt of court, he '
will be confined "for'up to 180
days in county jail for each such
Mr. Brantley said he has been
working hard and raising -a very --
respectful family. "If you think of 4. '- -
what's being done to me as a
hard working businessman, com- The junkyard at 1811 S. Parrott Ave. has grown beyond
pare it to the last Supreme Court the fence line. Junk vehicles and scraps of metal
ruling giving any large business equipment, and so forth encroach on the city sidewalk
posing a safety hazard and public nuisance. City code
now requires such items be set back at least 50 feel
See Brantley Page2 from the sidewalk.
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee County Com-
changes to the county's Land
(LDRs) at their Thursday
This was the fourth time
proposed amendments to the
land development regulations
were discussed. The planning
board had conducted two
public hearings on April 25
and May 24. Then the com-
missioners held another pub-
lic hearing on June 20.
The proposed amend-
ments would cover a variety of
including amending the list of
permitted principal land uses
in several districts, setting
minimum lot areas, setting
setback and access require-
ments, and requiring under-
ground utilities in some new
The proposed changes
would add future land classifi-
cations of Conservation 1,
Conservation 2, Resort Corri-
dor and Rural Estate. They
would also add a new zoning
district, of Planned Develop-
Under the proposed
See Changes Page 2
THE EVERGLADES High
water levels mean public use of
the Florida Everglades has
been restricted. The Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) has estab-
lished, by order, special regula-
tions for the Everglades and
Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Man-
agement Area (WMA), in Palm
Beach, Broward and Miami-
Dade counties, and Holey
Land, and Rotenberger WMAs
in Palm Beach County. This
order takes effect at noon, July
18, and will remain in effect
until rescinded by subsequent
These special regulations
are necessary due to lasting
adverse effects caused by the
inordinately high water levels
the WMAs experienced in asso-
ciation with storm events that
have jeopardized wildlife, par-
ticularly deer, and prohibit:
the taking of game other
than fish and alligators
the use of vehicles, air-
boats, ATVs and other public
access, except by special
access permit and in Conserva-
tion Area 2 from the L-35B
levee north to the east-west air-
This order does not apply to:
persons permitted to partici-
pate in the statewide alligator
See Everglades Page 2
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The new copies the old
The entranceway to the new Okeechobee County Judi-
cial Center was built to resemble the entrance of the old
courthouse. Open house of the new facility was held on
July 6. County offices began moving into the new court-
house this week.
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OKEECHOBEE On July 20,
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office along with The Florida
Department of Transportation,
will be conducting checkpoints
throughout the county. Due to the
numerous complaints of Com-
mercial Motor Vehicles, who are
speeding, traveling through the
county with uncovered loads and
unsafe equipment, the sheriff's
office along with F.D.O.T. will be
out in force on this day.
Please be alert while traveling
on July 20, and slow down any-
time you see a law enforcement
officer conducting a traffic stop.
The sheriff's office in a continuing
effort to enforce the traffic laws of
the State of Flo
points on a mor
always our goa
office is to keep
for the motoring
Sales tax h
starts on Ji
Bush and the F
Free Days for Sa
at 12:01 a.m., J
end at midnight,
House Bill 1
sales tax holiday
with a sales price
Books with a
price of $10 or le
rida will be con- Continued From Page 1
types of check- development on a weekday
e regular basis. As evening would be 24 trips per
al at the sheriff's hour.
all roadways safe He stated that the numbers
Public. cited bore out the fact that the
additional volume of traffic would
tolidav not be significant.
Jl In contrast, Mr. Sumner stated
uly 23 that a fast food retail center would
EE Governor generate 58 trips per hour. a
lorida Legislature restaurant would generate 81
House Bill 101, trips per hour and a gas station
that the 2005 Tax would generate 100 trips per
miles Tax will begin hour.
uly 23, 2005, and Since the property was zoned
July 31,2005. commercial, any of the above
01 provides for a businesses could be built without
Son: having to seek commission
d related items approval for a zoning change.
e of $50or less Mr. Sumner noted that the-
sales price of $50 Florida Department of Trans-
portation (DOT) probably would
)lies with a sales not allow another driveway onto
lss. U.S. 441 SE. He advocated using a
controlled access to U.S. 441 S.E.
via S.E. 18th Terrace.
b Commissioner Clif Betts asked
about using the service road to
the east of the proposed develop-
Mr. Sumner replied that there
were potential problems with that
solution. He mentioned Florida
Power and Light and Okeechobee
Utility Authority easements in
addition to several encroach-
Mr. Sumner countered that
DOT preferred access to residen-
tial streets if possible.
Commissioner Ray Domer
expressed the opinion that the
property should remain commer-
"We need housing but there
are other places it could be
done." He noted that additional
commercial'services would be
needed as the population of that
- area increases.
The developer, Doug East of
Port St. Lucie, said that national
restaurant chains would not be
interested in using the site
-because of ingress, egress prob-
He said he would not-develop
Sthe area for multifamily family
-- housing if access had to be off
U.S. 441 S.E.
He said the entrance would be
designed to stack three cars. Mr.
East added that he put an awful
lot of thought into the develop-
ment and that he wanted to be an
asset to the community. He said
they always of think of the neigh-
bors when they build.
Lynn Cover of S.E. 38th Trail
said that traffic already backs up
from U.S. 441 S.E. making it
impossible to turn left off S.E.
He disputed Mr. Sumner's traf-
fic figures. He also noted that driv-
ing tests are given on his street,
contributing to the congestion.
"In the winter months this
place is a mad house. We don't;
need this traffic problem," he
Carol Cunningham of Taylor
Creek Lodge also complained of
traffic in the area. She noted that
traffic backs up on U.S. 441 S.E.
when the Taylor Creek Bridge is
open. She also mentioned that
the Okeechobee Utility Authority
sewer treatment plant is reaching
County Attorney John Cassels
admitted that traffic is a factor but
stated that the evidence presented
does not show a big increase in
traffic. However, he stated that the
question should be whether or
not the property is appropriate for
residential or commercial devel-
"I think this is a good place for
it," said Mr. Royce said of the pro-
Commissioner Elvie Posey
stated that the area would better
off residential than commercial
and that residential development
would be more pleasing to the
eye and less trouble.
Commissioner Gene Woods
said he would support the project
if there were two exits from the
property; otherwise he could not.
Mr. Royce noted that alterna-
tive would take a lot of time and
Mr. Royce also noted the DOT
requires an actual count of exist-
ing traffic, something Mr. Sumner
did not do.
County Administrator George
Long noted that in that area U.S.
441 S.E. could not be expanded
any more. He suggested working
on developments that would min-
Mr. Posey make a motion to
change the zoning to Residential
The motion died for lack of a
Mr. Domer then made a
motion to leave the property
zoned Commercial. That motion
Three other zoning changes
passed with no public opposition
even though Mr. Domer voted
against two of them.
Ronald Thornberry and Har-
vey and Janet Thornberry
requested a change in zoning
from Residential Single Family to
Neighborhood Commercial. The
property in question is located
across S.R. 70 E. from the agri-
civic center between N.E. 42nd
Terrace and N.E. 44th Terrace.
Realtor Phil Berger stated that
small shops would be opened on
that block if the zoning change
The request was granted with
Mr. Domer casting the lone dis-
"I don't think its; a good idea."
Sylvester and Penny Butler
requested a change in zoning
from Residential Single to Resi-
dential General for their property
on S.E. 86th Boulevard. They pro-
posed to build eight one bedroom
and two two-bedroom apart-
ments on the property.
Mr. Domer noted that the areas
is all single family. He expressed
doubt about the wisdom of
changing the zoning and fear of
setting a precedent.
"We need to be careful, he
The request passed .4-1 with
Mr. Domer voting against it.
BHH Pines LLC applied for a
change in zoning from Residen-
tial Mixed to Residential General
for property on N.W. 10th Avenue.
Ron Hankins, representing
BHH Pines stated that the reason
for the change in zoning was to
allow them to construct a multi-
family apartment complex. He
said that 40 units were anticipated
of CBS construction.
The motion to grant the zoning
change passed unanimously.
Continued From Page 1
the right to take your property.
This is the same type of scenario,"
According to Mr. Brantley, the
city has been trying to force him
to close his business for a long
"There used to be 15 business-
es just like mine, and I'm the only
one left," he said, adding, "It's a
good thing property values have
gone up so much. I get a lot of
calls from people who want to
buy my property for a lot of
The City of Okeechobee filed a
complaint against Mr. Brantley on
Nov. 30, 2004. In July 2004, the
city council moved to foreclose
on Mr. Brantley's Parrott Avenue
property in an attempt to collect
fines accruing as a result of code
violations. The council was fol-
lowing the Okeechobee City Code
Enforcement Board's recommen-
dation to file a civil judgment
against Mr. Brantley. The viola-
tions had to do with setbacks,
fencing, and emergency traffic
lanes at the business.
The settlement states, "...a
nuisance exists in the nature of
placement of junk, creation of
public safety issues and concerns,
creation of environmental haz-
ards, and failure to comply with
applicable city of Okeechobee
The judgment requests that
the $58,750 code enforcement
liens be paid, or 7 percent interest
will be charged, and the public
nuisance be abated. No more
fines will be accrued if the condi-
tions are met by Aug. 26. The
city's attorney's fees and court
costs were awarded to the plain-
tiff, and Mr. Brantley has already
paid those fees, which amounted
City Attorney John Cook said it
is not in the city's interest to fore-
close, but to get the property to
comply with city codes. "The way
the process works is when the
code board imposes a daily fine,
the remedy to collect the fine is to
impose a foreclosure," he said.
Mr. Brantley has been cited in
the past for the junkyard as being
a public nuisance. Mr. Cook said
the last time he paid $7,500 and
the lawsuit was over. "Paying
money had nothing to do with
cleaning up the property," he said.
So this time, two counts were
brought against Mr. Brantley, the
first one was the foreclosure lien;
the second one was for a public
nuisance, a statutory offense.
"The public nuisance gave us
the teeth to require compliance,"
Mr. Cook said. He explained that
in the judgment settlement, Mr.
Brantley agreed the property was
a public nuisance and if the prop-
erty is not within city code by
August 26, the remedy is bodily
attachment, or jail.
"The rule allowing attachment
says you are in jail until you come
into compliance, and that may
have more meaning to him than
paying the money," Mr. Cook said.
Abating the nuisance involves
cleaning up the junk that is
beyond a wire fence along S.R.
15. The fence is 50 feet from the
sidewalk and the area in front of it
needs to be completely cleared.
Mr. Cook said he knows that Mr.
Brantley has contracted for an 8-
foot fence to be erected.
"It will be professionally built
and of a material you won't be
able to see through," he said.
The property extends for about
one-tenth of a mile north and
south at 1811 So. Parrott Ave. and
extends east to Taylor Creek.
According to Mr. Cook, the total
property comprises about eight
acres, but only the western por-
tion is in the city. The rest is in the
Mr. Cook said he thinks Mr.
Brantley will close the junkyard.
"His family members are help-
ing him now and they have plans
to clean up the property and bring
it into compliance first. Then they
want to develop a different type of
commercial property," he said.
" 'Another part of the settlement
agreement says Mr. Brantley can-
not expalid the junkyard beyond
the fence, as was done previously.
According to Mr. Cook, Mr. Brant-
ley sells junk by the pound to'
scrap dealers. In the past, as
much as he sold he would buy
back. With the new settlement,
he has to cease expanding.
Junkyards have been out-
lawed in the City of Okeechobee
"Anytime there is a noncon-
forming use, which is what the
junkyard represents he was
grandfathered in and predates our
ordinance he can't expand
buildings or intensify or enlarge
the materials," Mr. Cook said.
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amendments, livestock in Resi-
dential General zoned areas
would be limited to horses,
and/or cows.' The changes
would set maximum densities in
rural activity centers and they
would define use of property in
commercial areas. Other pro-
posed changes would require a
developer to connect to public
water and sewer if they were
Commissioners discussed the
problems connected with flag
lots and considered eliminating
them altogether except in spe-
cial cases. A flag lot is a land-
locked lot that has a narrow strip
connecting it to a county road.
There was also some discus-
sion about whether or not to
require driveways to be paved.
At least one more public
hearing will be held before these
amendments are adopted.
Continued From Page 1
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minimum distance of 100 yards
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Edward "Eddie" E, Williams
79, died Thursday, July 14, 2005,
at Grand Strand Regional Medical
Center. He was born Feb. 22,
1926, in Kershaw County to
James Lucas and Minnie Connell
He was a member of Ocean
View Baptist Church, a veteran.of
World War II, having served in the
Marines on Iwo Jimo, where he
received the bronze star for heroic
conduct. He and his wife of 56
years moved to Myrtle Beach in
1952. In 1956, he began the Ford
dealership and operated Coastal
Motor Company for 25 years.
Other business interests included
several motels and Raccoon Run
favorite was his
groves in Flori-
da. He was a
band, father, Edward
grandfather 'Eddie' E.
and friend to Williams
He was preceded in death by:
his parents, James (Liand Min-
nie Connell Williams and brother,
Horace B. Williams.
Survivors include: his wife,
Betty Catoe Williams; daughter,
Jennifer Lynn Williams; son,
Edward Lucas (Linda Allen)
Williams; two grandchildren,
Edward Lucas Jr. and Morgan
Marie Williams all of Myrtle
Beach, S.C.; three brothers, John
Carl, Ralph and James E. 'Jimmy)
Williams; three sisters, Marguerite
Bradley, Margie Reese, and
Pauline Redick all of Kershaw,
Funeral services will be held at
10 a.m., Saturday, July 16, at
Ocean View Baptist. Burial will
follow in Hillcrest Cemetery in
Memorials maybe made to the
Ocean View Baptist Church, 7300
North Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach,
SC 29572, or the American Dia-
betes Associations, 2711 Middle-
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Edna (Peters) Randall
Edna (Peters) Randall, age 81,
of Port Saint Lucie, died Tuesday,
July 12, 2005, at Decedent's Resi-
dence in Port Saint Lucie. She
was born in Fort Meyers, and was
a resident of Port Saint Lucie for
26 years, coming from Okee-
chobee .She was the daughter of
the late Clyde Peters and the late
She was preceded in death by
her son Harold Graves Ill.
She is survived by: two
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daughters, Elaine McNamara of
Port Saint Lucie and Nancy
Barham of Lady Lake; three
sons, Sam Graves of Fort Pierce,
Ted Graves of Vero Beach and
Gary Graves of Okeechobee; 12
grandchildren; seven great-
Services: A Family gathering
will be held Sunday July 17, from
3 until 5 p.m. at the home of
Memorial donations may be
made to Hospice of Martin & St.
Lucie 1201 SE. Indian Street, Stu-
art 34997. Arrangements are
being handled by All County
Funeral Home & Crematory,
1010 N.W. Federal Highway, Stu-
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ARE WE PREPARED: I see where city or county said that they are pre-
pared for a hurricane. Are they prepared for the rising of water that the
South Florida Water Management will have in Lake Okeechobee? When
the water breaches the control structures at Taylor Creek or water comes
over the top of the gates and comes in to town. The water is too high for
this time of year. It is 3 feet too high.
TEACHERS: Lately there have been articles in the Speak Out Column
about teachers salaries. I say $30,000 is a pretty good start for people that
work less than nine months a year. Get out your calculators and divide
30,000 by nine and that comes out to a lot of threes for less than a months
work. If the teachers are not happy with their salaries here are
some options, get another part-time job. I served 20 years in the military
and in order to make ends meet I had to work part-time. Pick another
vocation. Move to another area where the pay might be better. The
weather might not be as nice, but you can't have everything in life. But
quit crying about a profession that you picked and knew what the pay
was to begin with. We, the taxpayers of Okeechobee pay enough in taxes
as it is and most of us haven't had children in school for manyyears.
TEACHERS' PAY: I think it is terrible that we do not pay teachers a living
wage in this county. Teachers cannot afford a house or even a decent
rental on what this school system pays. And I want to clarify something
about teachers. They do not just goof off all summer. They are required to
take continuing education courses to keep their certification. Much of
their summer is used for more education and they have to pay for these
classes themselves. With the skyrocketing real estate prices, a single
teacher has trouble making ends meet much less a try to support a family
on that pay. We need to be more realistic or else find ways to provide
housing for teachers. And that goes for other professions this community
needs such as firefighters, police and nurses. We need these workers but
they cannot find housing they can afford on the pay scale here. It is a seri-
ous problem that our local governments need to address.
GET IT RIGHT: This is in response to the individual that had comments
about the so called All-star ponytail team. Fist of all it wasn't an All-star
team. For a girl to play in the State Champion games, NSA rules states you
have to play in at least two NSA Tournaments to qualify. This one player
you are referring to did that. As far as OCRA is concerned, the director for
OCRA was contacted, in which he contacted the NSA State Director
about picking up another player. The outcome was the player could be
picked up. This player in question has played for OCRA for a number of
years. Her parents have put time and money into OCRA's program. I
thought OCRA was for the children of the community, not to please one
parent. My advice to you is get your facts and story straight. You are open-
ing up a big can of worms that you as a person can't handle. You need to
look in your own back yard before you look into others. Get it right!
WATER, WATER: Here is something to think about. The lake level was at
16.57 feet on Thursday. It is raining so it keeps going up no matter what
they do to try to lower the lake. The elevation at Southwest 28th Street is
about 18 feet. Everything south of Southwest 28th Street where Pizza
Hut is is lower than 18 feet. If the dike leaks, some people are going to
get wet. The first people to be flooded will be those who live on the Rim
Canal because the overflow will fill up and flood the Rim Canal first. I
think the dike on the north side of the lake is probably pretty safe. But,
that high lake level is dangerous. Last year, during Hurricane Jeanne
when the lake was about 13 feet, there was a nine foot storm surge. If the
lake is deeper, another hurricane could cause a bigger storm surge. The
dike is 30 feet above sea level. So if the lake level gets up to 18 or 20 feet, a
storm surge could easily move someof the lake water over the dike and
into the Rim Canal.'
WILL THE DIKE HOLD?: The water managers s,_ the dike is safe. But
their own documents report there are already sornm leaks on the south
end of the lake. I'm just glad I live on high ground and well north of the
lake and away from the river.
OCRA: I think the coaches and parents involved in OCRA need to take a
step back and look at what they are teaching the children. If all they are
teaching is that you do anything you can to win, then it is a sad situation
indeed. Every child who goes out and does his or her best should get to
play. And when you choose All Stars it should be the best players from
each team, but they should also be making sure that every player chosen
has played the whole season, has kept a good attitude and shown good
sportsmanship the whole season and has been a real team player. When
coaches and parents put so much emphasis on winning, they take the
fun out of the sport. These are children. They should be having fun, learn-
ing sportsmanship and learning basic game skills. That should be more
important than winning.
SPORTS: I think it is an insult to the kids who play the whole season if
someone is put on an All Start team and that player did not play the whole
season. The All Stars should be the best ones from the players who partic-
ipated all season. Adding a ringer to win a tournament is dishonest, in my
opinion. And it is not fair to the kids who were out in the heat playing their
hearts out all season.
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Looking Back ...
A colorful pageant was just one of the many and varied events which were held in the Okeechobee School Auditorium,
located on Southwest Second Avenue between the Okeechobee Elementary School and the Okeechobee High School.
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Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee construction volunteers will meet
at the parking lot of the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott
Ave., at 7 a.m. Construction work will be at Habitat work site in an adjoin-
ing county. Wear comfortable clothes suitable for working. Call (863)
357-1371 for information.
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House, which is
located next to the driver's license office at 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-
help group for people with a desire to stop using alcohol and other intoxi-
cating drugs and a desire to manage their emotional or psychiatric ill-
ness. It's an open discussion group. For information, call (863) 467-1026.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okeechobee
Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who enjoys
singing is invited to join the group. For information or to schedule an
appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S. 98 N.
Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business meeting.
The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in September. For
information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.,
at 8 p.m.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military infor-
mation available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m.
Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how to see your
world and capture it on film. Class is basic through extensive. Registration is
$20, and each class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information.
Some of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at noon at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else interested are invited.
For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Clock
Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave. for breakfast. For information, call (863)
763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Fel-
lowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For informa-
tion, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Uons Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral Restau-
rant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member is wel-
come. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott Ave., at 7
p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many Bible truths to life.
Everyone is invited. '
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Hos-
pice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee. Everyone is
welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is located nextto
the driver's license office, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It is a self-help group that
offers support and education for people who have been diagnosed with
clinical depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual
diagnosis. For information, call (863) 467-1026.
Hokietown Hospice yard sale
Your Hometown Hospice will be holding a gigantic yard sale on
July 29 and Saturday July30 from 8 a.m. 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
A free six-week parenting class is held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays,
except in July, at the Pregnancy Resource Center, 1501 Parrot Ave.
Earn "baby bucks" for attending classes and spend them in the
"Baby Boutique." For information, call (863) 763-8859.
New historical mugs on sale '
The Okeechobee Historical Society has a new shipment of histor-
ical Okeechobee County Courthouse mugs and mugs with a picture
of the old High School for $6 each on sale at the Chamber of Com-
merce. They also have a small booklet entitled "Pictorial History of
Okeechobee" which sells for $4.
Summer Play Camp schedule announced
Sign-ups for Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation's 2005
Summer Play Camp began Monday, May 2, at Teen Town Center,
309 N.W Second St. Enrollment is limited and slots are filled on a
first-come, first-served basis. Campers must be between 6 and 12
years of age. Play camps will operate Monday through Friday,
through July 29 (except July 4), from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at
three locations: Douglas Brown Community Center, Okeechobee
Civic Center and Teen Town Center. The regular camp fee is $50
per week, per participant plus fees for field trips and special
activities. Special rates have been set at $25 per week for a child
on the reduced school lunch program, and $10 per week for a
child on the free school lunch program within the Okeechobee
County School system for the 2004/2005 school year. A letter of
participation from Okeechobee County School Food Service must
be presented at the time of registration in order to qualify for these
special rates. Extended hours of 7:30 until 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 until
5:30 p.m. will be available at both the Okeechobee Civic Center
and Teen Town Center for an additional fee of $10 per week, per
The NABA butterfly count will be held in Okeechobee on Sun-
day July 17. The Okeechobee count was put in place specifically
to include Sue Arnold's Wildlife Rescue and her new butterfly gar-
den. It is also one of the few places in Okeechobee County where
Malachites can be found. For information on the butterfly count
go to www.naba.or and under NABA Butterfly Counts choose July
Honoring first responders
Project HOPE (Helping Our People in Emergencies) invites
everyone to sign a thank you banner at the public library, 206 SW
16th Ave., on July 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. The banner is a
token of appreciation for all first responders during the 2004 hurri-
Back to school collections
Big Lake Missions Outreach is currently sponsoring their annu-
al school supplies drive for the needy children in our county. They
will be collecting items from now until Aug. 12. Let's work togeth-
er 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-
Finance Committee to meet
Finance/Operations Committee of the Early Learning Coalition
of Martin, Okeechobee counties, Inc. will meet on Wednesday,
July 20, at 1:30 p.m., at the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th
St. South Portable in Fort Pierce. For information, call Maureen
Zackey at (772) 463-32.12.
Elder consumer protection program
Stetson University College of Law's Elder Consumer Protection
Program will present a free seminar July 20 in Okeechobee to
warn elderly citizens about the dangers of loan fraud. Elder Con-
sumer Protection Fellow Nick Cox will speak about how to avoid
being victimized by loan scams at 11 a.m. at the Lottie Raulerson
Senior Center, 1019 W. South Park St. in Okeechobee.
BHR Christian Church plans Bible school
The Buckhead Ridge Christian Church, 3 Linda Road, will host
vacation Bible school July 18-22 from 9 until 11:30 a.m. daily. Chil-
dren from kindergarten to high school are invited to join an excit-
ing and fun time of games, crafts, music and Bible lessons. Kids
will learn all about prayer as they participate in the Kingdom of
the Son-Prayer Safari. There is no charge for this free adventure
into God's word. Beginning July 5, parents can register their chil-
dren by calling the church office at (863) 357-6500 from 9 a.m.
Peace Lutheran plans vacation Bible school
Peace Lutheran Church, 750 N.W 23rd Lane, presents Celebra-
tion Park, which is this year's theme for vacation Bible school to
be held July 18-22 from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m. The school is for ages
preschool through fifth grade. Call the church office at (863) 763-
5042 to pre-register of for information.
Vacation Bible School
Children ages 5-17 are invited to attend a "Ramblin' Road Trip"
Vacation Bible School from 6 until 9 p.m., July 25-29 at First Bap-
tist Church of Basinger, 19836 Highway 98 North. For information,
call (863) 763-0437.
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 representa-
tives from the Social Security Office. The public is invited to
attend. For information, call Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext.
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.
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.
Full coalition to meet
Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee counties,
Inc. will hold their full coalition meeting on Wednesday, July 27 at
1 p.m., at the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St, North
Portable in Fort Pierce. Immediately following this meeting the
executive committee of Early Learning Coalition of Indian River,
Martin and Okeechobee counties will meet. For information, call
Maureen Zackey at (772) 463-3212.
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easy commute. Call Sheryl Byrd for more details. $149,000. (#89299)
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Backyard pool with deck. Home has many
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screened patio, appliances, new A/C to keep
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97 acres with beautiful oak hammocks and
some cleared land, 3000 sq. ft. 4/3 CBS home
with brick face, laminate wood flooring, tiled
baths, fireplace, screened back porch, den and
detached wood workshop. also on property is
2/1 guest house and an additional 2/2 guest
house under construction. Used as a hunting
preserve and also accessible to state hunting
preserve that is along the Kissimmee River. Call
Kathy Godwin for more details. (#88980)
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Florida room, plus patio overlooking the watenerway! Great neigh-
borhood! A BARGAIN TODAY AT JUST $295,000!
Ih-4I'I ,LL r ':]i l.'IFiTi i T1 ILO F, 'I itr o. 2'. -'F T TH IS IlV TERFRO NT O N OUL'R
for weekends, full-time residence, or winter home! Situated WISH LIST! Covered boat slips for 2 with an
with 80' of frontage on an Isles' 15-acre private lake! Nice views electric hoist! Boat equipment/workroom at
from screened patio, good fishing! Remodeled interiors, big dockside! Lots of upgrades & remodeling |
addition, maple-finished cabinets! Full 2 bdrm/2 bath! inside home delightful screened patio! Extra
SNATCH IT UP QUICK FOR JUST $97,500! big lot! GOOD PRICE AT JUST $264,500! |
* 12 ACRES CLOSE TO TOWN! Lot #1 @ OK ACRES on NE 80th Ave!
* 10 ACRES WITH POLE BARN! Lot #16 @ OK ACRES on NE 80th Ave.
* 10 ACRES CLOSE TO TOWN! Lot #7 @ OK ACREs on NE 80th Ave!
* 10 ACRES EACH GOOD PAVED ROAD FRONTAGE! Lots #13, #15 &
#17 @ OK ACRES directly on NE 80th Ave. are superb lots! $253,000 EACH!
#89201 OVER 4 ACRES WITH HWY. 78 WEST FRONTAGE NEAR RIVER! Close
to restaurants, bar, trailer parks and Okee-Tantie park! $450,000. CALL DON!
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Pages Contact Kay Sheedy at 763-3134
1804 S. Parrott Ave.
(863) 357-4622 !
LOVELY PARK MODEL IN FIJIAN PARK
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FI-,.r.ai r.-..oi-r Beaullluli .leyv of the canal Comes
with appliances, including microwave and washer
and dryer. New carpet and vinyl throughout and
new window treatments. Asking $33,500. Lot rent
expected to be $350 per month. (#89358)
5 ACRES.CLOSE TO TOWN! ASKING $199,000
Nice 5 acre lol located just minutes from town.
C.-,mpeletey fenced and cleared. Desirable area in
Okeechobee Call for details. (#89419)
3/2 OWMH on deep water ,:rnal .,.ih Lake
OCescrotjee access. Work shed. s,:reered patio,
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1010-M: Just Listed! This is a unique
property. 3Bd/2Ba Mobile home located in
Seminole Cove. Home is very neat and
clean. Built in 2002, only lived in for a cou-
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5033-H: 48+/-.acres w/home, split bedroom ACREAGE
plan, tile floors throughout, screened in 5003-M: This is a unique singlewide
ground pool w/large deck, large 32x72 horse mobile home with screen room, car-
barn w/concrete aisle way, tack & feed room, port, 2 sheds, completely furnished,
pads for washing horses, fenced & cross an'd so much more items included.
fenced, 2/.1 bath guest house. Ready to move in.
- 8000-A: Build you dream home or use this beautiful 40 acres +/- of land for your pasture.
Whatever you decide to do with it. It's perfect for a building site. (#88916)
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20,000 sq. ft. for mid 2006!!
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1999 custom built brick/CBS home on oversized lot
(3.290 acres) in the SW section. Dozens of extras, 10ft.
ceilings thru-out, designer kitchen w/island, custom
cabinets w/roll out drawers. Secuded estate setting
i ,LL PiNES EST5TTEi .lt'-, ).
2002 DWMH on 2/3 acre (103x295) 3Bd/2Ba, mas-
ter bath with dressing area/walk-in closet. Kitchen
is large for family gatherings. 1728 sq. ft. home
with wood deck for entertaining and summer
cook-outs. Clean/well maintained. (#89236)
In town, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, den, carport on cor-
ner lot. 2004 kitchen appliances, ceratmic tile in
kitchen, outside/inside just painted, 2004 roof
over. Great location near all convenienices. Please
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LAKE MIONTZ A ESTATES. -25 1., i1
1986 frame home, 3Bd/2Ba, garage-workshop,
pole barn, 3 ponds, island gazebo w/bridge,
beautiful park-like lawn; property is fenced.
Mature citrus trees, pines, palms, & cypress. 1 car
canvas carport. (#89292)
TF\ LOR CREEK i-LES '3 .,
Lake access waterfront doublewide 3/2 w/large
screened room overlooking canal, covered boat shed for
pontoon w/hoist, dock 12x12, carport Screened front
porch 4x7, storage area on rear for lawn equipment.
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FORT DRUM AREA $163,500
5.030 acres with 1989 SWMH, this is a "Fixer
Upper". Seller has done some work but needs more
r work. Seller will be going into Coast Guard, and is
Patricia Louise Goolsby
Lic. R.E. Broker
763-6068 Cell 634-5588
467-6760 Cell 634-8676
RIVER RUN RESORT PHASE II- $175,000
2003 DWMH 4Bd/2Ba on 2 lots (114x100 total) con-
venient to town. Large family kitchen/dining, 4th
BD used as den. All BD's have walk-in closets, each
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1992 MH located on 5.020 acres, 3Bd/2Ba, large
living room, 2 wooden decks, rose garden, 2 citrus
groves, pineapple grove, large stocked pond, ani-
mal pens (chicken & pig), garden spot, cul-de-sac,
very private. (#89061)
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-*' 3.837 acres in Fort Drum, partially wooded. Nice comer lot at the end of NE 311th Street. Nice
S. vacant homesite. Please check with proper authorities for use of property. $99,900. (#89136)
...* \Viking 1.5 acres. $30,000. (#89363)
BASSWOOD $36,000 0.25 acres for mobile home. Mobile home being removed, damaged during hurricanes. Great
Reduced for quick sale. Corrier building lot on 33rd for east coast commuters. Seller says bring all offers. $29,900. (#89238)
NOTE: These offerings are subject to errors, omissions or withdrawal without notice. Information believed accurate but not guaranteed.
* Deep Water Jewel
* Almost New '99
* Split 3Bd/2Ba
* Turnkey Immaculate
* Screened, Roofed,
* Hardwood Floors
* Ceramic Tile Kitchen
* Split Bedrooms
* Huge 2 Car Garage
* Thermopane Windows
* MUST SEE!
Call Barbara Willson, Broker (863) 763-4467
Don Renfranz, Inc.'s
Taylor Creek Real Estate
Don Renfranz 467-2930 1881 U.S. Highway 441 S.E. Okeechobee, FL 34974
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- ON 2 WATERFRONT LOTS! Gated covered worres! 5 other sites made vacant by hur-
boatramp, 2 sheds, detached patio, seawalled, ricanes could be an advantage!
fenced, lots of shady oaks! Delightful 2 bdrm/2 INCLUDES 9 PLATTED WATERFRONT
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#89229 CONCRETE BLOCK HOME JUST large Florida Room addition, has 2bdrms/2
COMPLETED LAST YEAR! Never lived in, bath total on its own deeded lot in Ancient
great southeast location for easier work com- bath total on ts own deeed lot en
mutes to south or to coast yet just minutes Oaks! Big carport, nicely furnished, higher
from downtown! Includes garage, master quality appliances, water softner doesn't
suite w/shower, all appliances! JUST need a thing! YOU WANT BETTER? BET-
$189,500 TODAY! TER LOOK AT $104,000!
#89159: VACANT WATERFRONT LOT! Has old hurricane-ravaged structure must
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OAK LAKE ESTATES Gloriouu: 32'0 SF, RIM CANAL 4 Ac.- Beaultull, land.
2 story, 5BD, 3.5 Baths, 2 M-suites, escaped. Double CBS garage w/bath and
FmRm w/fireplace, on 1/2 acre. Superb kitchen. Older MH, 40' dock w/screen-
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SPACIOUS 4/2 DWMH ON ONE AC. A Four Seasons Find! Fruit
trees, large storage shed, New roof, skirting, carpet and file. #214
S159,900 Call Sheryl
BEAUTIFUL 2004 HOME ON 4AC near Lazy 7.3/2, with office, open
concept, hickory cabinets, wood floors, daw fool tub in MB. 16 Ft
deep pond, deliiously stocked...row boal included. A Beauty!
#221/89270 $349,000 Call Lori 634-1457
SPACIOUS FAMILYHOME on 112 ace, SW area. 3/2.5/2 with den,
family room, game room, fireplace AND double garage w/ guest quar-
ters. Remodeled kitchen and baths, flooring. Perfect home for enter-
tainingl 5399,000 #211 Call Lori 634-1457
PRIME COMMERCIAL ACREAGE ON SE Hwy 441 (near Kings
Bay). 664 on HWY X 330 deep. Beautful pond borders back side.
Perfect location for sinp mall or apartments. #105 $595,000 Call Lori
COTTAGES BY THE LAKE waterfront IMng, gated community on
Rim Canal. 24 charming old Flonda/Key West style cottages with
lofts. TLA 1223-1800SF, Covered parking, Clubhouse.
Preconstruction $198,750-5299,500. #202 call John
BASSWOOD NEW CONSTRUCTION Defightful 32 with ceramic
bie and oak cabinets. French doors, split plan, nice area. #222B
$169,500 Call Lon 6341457
ABSOLUTELY EXQUSITEI Gorgeous 3/2 River OakAcres Home. In-
ground pool, 3-bay garage, large enclosed porch and much more.
Call Rill 6a7R7Q7 9769sQ 0n #221A
EXCEPTIONAL EASTSIDE HOME under construcbo. Enjoyment
awaits your family in his new 3/2/2 CBS home. Perfect for computer.
1633r2395 SF. Travertine ble, cultured marble, maple cabinets. GE
appls. Ind. washerldryer, sprinkler sys. $239.000 #223 Call Lori
TAYLOR CREEK ISLES BEAUTYI Simply beautiful 3/22 open con-
cept, new appliances, family room, hurricane shutters, large comer
lot #224 $249,900 Call Lorid 634-1457.
THIS HOME HAS IT ALL. Tasteful 3/2, vaulted ceilings, pnvacy
fence, inground concrete pool, screen pato. NEW roof, carpet and
cool decking-winyl siding in 2003. Truly perfectly #216/89294
$259,900 call Jei 634-6056
IDEAL COMMERCIAL LOCATION Only 2 blocks from the main
intersection, of Hwy. 70 & 441.1,326 total SF building built in 1973.
Many other features. Call Sheryl for more info. 634-1343. S319,000.
THIS IS THE HOME YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR. 312. com-
pletely remodeled. This 1248 SF home on 10 acres overlooks pond
and pasture $399,000 #213ACall Sharon 634-6241
BASSINGER -EXCEPTIONAL 20 ACRE PARCEL with old oas,
pond, pasture and beautiful creek. 009 $400,000 Call Shamron 634-
DARK HAMMOCK 25 ACRES nicely reed with pines, 2 ponds,
fenced, damaged MH, bamr with concrete slab. #010Asking $499,000
MUST SELL.CaI Sharon 634-6241
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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, July 16, 2005 SPORTS
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By Loma Jablonski
Congratulations to the winners
of last weekend's Okee-Tantie
Team Trail tournament. Forty-
three boats braved the stormy
waters to compete in this tough
Trail. Brent Propst and Byron
S Childers took first with 25.71 lbs.
S~of fish. They also had the big fish
of the day, a nice 9.65 lb. lunker.
Congratulations also go John
Burke and Val Osinsky for their
second place finish; Mike Surman
and Jack Marshall for third place;
S" Jeff Krall and Greg Alford for their
fourth place finish; Steve and
John Fairtrace for finishing in fifth
place and Gregg Norling and
Gerry Califano for their sixth place
Even with the poor weather
conditions last weekend, anglers
found largemouths in the river
and at Cody's Cove. Some were
brave enough to travel south on
the lake, but took a beating on the
The bluegill are in abundance
in the river and Rim Canal, as well
as around the pier.
The weather forecast for today
is partly cloudy with scattered
showers and thunderstorms. So,
conditions could be a bit rough as
the stoi ms blow through. But, like
all of Florida, if you don't like the
weather, wait 10 minutes and it
Headturners3.com is hosting a
one-day tournament today at
Okee-Tantie Marina. Weigh-ins
are scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. If
you have some extra time, attend
these weigh-ins. Headturners
always puts on a good show and
you will see some of the best
anglers on the lake competing for
Available from Commercial New,
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1 1Ci The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
S* is offering alligator hunters no-cost,
iL ... three-hour classes to help prepare
them for the coming statewide alli-
s Providers" gator harvest, which runs Sept. 1
/ov1a / throughOct.8.
SThis is an opportunity for
hunters who have never participat-
S. ed in the state's alligator hunts to
Learn what hunting alligators is all
about. The class topics include:
preparing for the hunt; hunting
techniques and safety; harvesting
and processing; caring for your alli-
gator skin; and alligator rules and
Classes will be offered at the fol-
Saturday, July 30, 1 until 4
S" p.m., Okeechobee County Civic
-- Center, 1750 U.S. Hwy. 98 North,
..... *" Okeechobee. For directions call
Wednesday, Aug. 3, 6 until 9
S p.m., Paramount Plaza Hotel and
Suites, 2900 S.W. 13th St.,
-- Gainesville. For directions call
**- (352) 377-4000.
-- Saturday, Aug. 6, 1 until 4
-- p.m., Holiday Inn International
Drive Resort, 6515 International
--- Dr., Orlando. For directions call
-- (407) 351-3500.
Wednesday, Aug. 10, 6-until 9
-- p.m., Bryant Building, 2nd Floor
Auditorium, 620 South Meridian
St., Tallahassee. For directions call
Saturday, Aug. 13, 1 until 4
p.m. Hilton Garden Inn, 1700 East
Ninth Ave., Tampa. For directions
call (813) 769-9267.
Saturday, Aug. 20, 1 until 4
p.m., South Florida Water Manage-
ment District, 3301 Gun Club Rd.,
West Palm Beach. For directions
call (561) 686-8800 or (863) 462-
Since 1988, the FWC has
offered alligator hunts, which pro-
vide a thrilling, hands-on, face-to-
face hunting adventure that is
unlike any other .hunting experi-
Sale of alligator permits began
June 6, but more than 2,000 Alliga-
tor Harvest Permits are still avail-
able on a first-come, first-served
basis through Sept. 20. Permit
holders are authorized to take two
alligators from designated areas
during specific harvest periods.
Alligator harvest areas are listed at
MyFWC.com/alligator under "Alli-
gator Harvest Permit Availability."
Applicants have their prefer-
ence of applying at any county tax
collector's office, license agent
(retail outlet that sells hunting and
fishing licenses), online at
MyFWC.corr/license or by calling
toll-free 1 (888) HUNT-FLORIDA
(486-8356) from anywhere in the
United States or Canada.
To reserve a permit, applicants
must submit payment for an Alliga-
tor Trapping License and two alli-
gator-hide validation tags, or pro-
vide proof of a valid Alligator
Trapping License (must be valid
through Oct. 8) plus pay the fee for
two hide validation tags. No other
hunting licenses are required.
The cost for a Resident Alligator
Trapping License and hide valida-
tion tags is $272, and non-residents
pay $1,022. Any hunter who takes
an alligator must complete and
send in an Alligator Harvest Report
Form. The information gathered
from these forms enables FWC
biologists to monitor population
trends and impacts of the annual
An Alligator Trapping Agent
License is also available for $52,
which allows the license holder to
assist a trapper in taking alligators,
but only in the presence of the per-
mitted trapper. All persons seeking
a harvest permit must be at least 18
years old by Sept. 1, and only one
harvest permit per person will be
For information on how to get
involved in these exciting alligator
hunts, visit MyFWC.com/alligator
and click on "Statewide Hunts."
ad space available'
Ads are now available in the
Okeechobee 'High YT: School
(O.H.S.) Athletic Associatiqp All-
Sports program. The deadline to
submit an ad is July 25. The cost
$100; one-half page: $150 and a
full page: $250. Color ads cost the
same as black and white ads.
Your ad will appear in 300
issues to be distributed at all
home varsity football games. Pro-
ceeds directly benefit all sports at
O.H.S. Since there are other
advertising agencies offering ads.
and sponsorships, keep in mind
that is your check is not made
directly to O.H.S., the money does
not go to benefit the sports pro-
grams at the school.
To place an ad or receive infor-
mation, contact Mike Radebaugh,
athletic director at (863) 462-
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 I
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.
Pop Warner football
Sign-ups for the Pop Warner
football league, sponsored by the
NFL, and cheerleading program
will take place July 16 at Teen
Town from noon until .4p.m.
Sign-ups have also been
extended. Additional sign-up
dates are July 23 and July 30 at
Teen Town from 10 a.m. until 2
p.m. each day.
Parents must provide copies of
Sthe child's birth certificate, their
most recent report card and a cur-
rent physical at registration. The
cost of registration will be $75.
For information contact James
Shocklev at (863) 634-3482.
Albion Crowell at (863) 697-2576
or Sonvya Washington at (863)
634-3482 or (863) 697-2576.
Pop WVrner football is not
associated with the OCRA football
hosts golf tourney
The Crime Prevention Unit of
the Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office will host the second annual
Treasure Coast Crime Stoppers
golf tournament on July 16 at the
Okeechobee Golf and Country
The cost is $50 per player or
$180 for a team of four. The event
will be a four-person, best-ball
scramble format, and will get
under way at 8 a.m. with a shot-
Prizes will be awarded for first,
second and last place, closest to
the pin and longest drive.
Treasure Coast Harley David-
son will donate a Harley Davidson
motorcycle for a hole-in-one.
Lunch will be provided imme-
diately following the tournament.
hosts sports camp
The First Baptist Church, 310
S.W. Fifth Ave., will host a sports
camp for children from Monday,
July 18, through Thursday, July
The camp time will be from 6
until 8:30 p.m. each day.
Children entering grades one
through six are invited. There will
be games, drama, music, sports,
snacks and Bible stories.
For information, call (863) 467-
Volleyball tryouts for Okee-
chobee High School (O.H.S.) are
scheduled for Aug. 1 and 2 in the
O.H.S, gym. There will be two
sessions each day, the first will be
8 until 10 a.m. and the second will
be 3 until 5 p.m. You must turn in
a physical and a parent consent
form in order to participate. These
forms are available in the school
office weekdays between 8 a.m.
and 3 p.m. The tryouts are for var-
sity and junior varsity, though all
incoming freshmen are encour-
aged to attend. In the event any
freshman is not selected to one of
these teams, they will be asked to,
report back on Monday, Aug. 8
from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. for the
first official freshman team prac-
tice. If you have any questions
please contact Coach May at 634-
Brahman golf team
With school less than a
month away, the Brahman golf
team would like to invite poten-
tial players to join the team. No
experience is necessary. We will
train you. If you do not have
access to a set of clubs, the team
will find one for you. There will
be both a girls' and a boys' team
this year. Practice will begin on
Aug. 10. In order to participate
you must have a current physical
and be a part of the Brahman
sports family. Join the golf team.
For information contact coach
Mark Ward at 634-1722.
Pop Warner to
meet NFL players
, The Pop Warner Chobee Lit-
tle Brahmans will provide team
members with the opportunity
to meet 13 NFL players at Sun-
coast High School football camp
on July 23. This camp will be
sponsored by the NFL players.
This opportunity will be free to
Okeechobee Pop Warner players
to make up for their disappoint-
ment in not meeting an NFL,
player at their recent camp in
Okeechobee. Any player signed
up for the Pop Warner league is
invited to attend. For information
contact James Shockley, co-
president at (863) 634-3482 or
Albion Corwell, co-president at
The Chobee Bulls football
program will host a car wash on
July 23 at the Handy Store on the
corner of Wolff Road and Hwy
441 South starting at 9 a.m. until
the last car is washed. All pro-
ceeds will help support the
Chobee Bulls football program.'
Donations will gladly be accept-
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Reflections from the Pulpit
Dick Witherow, Matthew 25 Ministries
Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Watch what you say
The Okeechobee Church of the Nazarene reminds us think before we speak.
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When God looks at you,
what does He see? If we are
rightly related to God, we know
that God sees us as His children.
He loves us and He has a plan
for our lives. God says, "For I
know the plans I have for you,
declares the Lord, plans to pros-
per you, and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a
future. Then You will call upon
me and come and pray to me,
and I will listen to you, You will
seek me and find me when you
seek me with all your heart.:
You may be going through a
difficult time right now, But God
is not the author of your prob-
lems. His plan is to prosper you,
not to harm you. There is one
who is out to harm you though.
Jesus described him in John
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Traditional Sunday Worship:
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Regeneration Contemporary Service: 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School: 9:45 a.m.
10:10 "The thief comes only to
steal and kill and destroy; I have
come that they may have life,
and have it to the full."
The enemy of our souls does-
n't want you to know that God's
love goes beyond our human
frailties. He keeps us in dark-
ness, away from God's mar-
velous light. He does this by
lying to us, telling us that seek-
ing God's will for us is not
important, when there is noth-
ing more important in all of life.
One of the best ways of seeking
God is by prayerfully reading His
Word. The Bible reveals God's
love and plan for our lives and
exposes the lies of the devil.
We teach these lyrics to
inmates in prison: "I'm a child of
God, I have not fear; You have
chosen me to win. I am known
as a friend of the Great I Am. I'm
a child of God."
If you are a child of God, you
can be sure that He has chosen
you to win. If sin has separated
you from your Heavenly Father,
know this, He still loves you.
The penalty for your sin has
been paid. Jesus paid it all. Turn
from sin and receive Jesus as
your Lord and Savior today.
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extras! Open floor plan. 1952 sq. ft. under air, 3012 total sq. ft. total.
Custom built 1995. Shows new. Apt. thru Liz.
3Bd/2.5Ba CBS, open floor plan, beautiful family room overlook-
ing water, wide deep canal. Asking $275,000.
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Only in the Following Counties: Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach,
Martin, St. Luie, Indian River, Okeechobee and Monroe, Quantity Rights Reserved.
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* Restaurant Supplies
* Grocery Items Foam Plates
* Take-Out Trays Fork & Knives
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* Juices & Drink Mixes
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William Jason Tomlluson
Lie. R.E. Broker
909 S. PARROTT AVE.
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At the Movies
The. following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, July 15,
through Thursday, July 21, are as
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
Theatre III "Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory" (PG) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Sat-
urday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at2, 4:15, 7 arid 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren. 12 andc under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; .and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call 1i63) 763-
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
L: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 reservations, call (863) 763-
VA vans are
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'
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center
of Okeechobee, a non-profit organ-
ization, offers free pregnancy test-
ing to girls and women of all ages.
,We offer free and confidential preg-
nancy tests, peer counseling, refer-
rals fora free ultrasound, parenting
classes, and abstinence education.
Operating hours are from 10 a m
until p.m. on Tuesdays and Thurs-
days. We are located at 1505 S. Par-
rotl Ave., across from the movie
theatre. For information or appoint-
ments call (8631763-8859.
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 ltreighteen.months the tod-
dler, 1 S 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.
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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.
Child care help
is now available
The Early Learning Coalition
has funding for child care for eligi-
ble children from birth through
age 12 on a first-come, first-served
basis while funding is available.
There is no Waiting list. Parents
must: be a, resident of Okee-
chobee County; meet income
guidelines; and be working, or
going to school or a combination
of both for at least 20 hours per
week. For information, call (866)
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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., blk &
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.
DALMATION "Lucky". Male,
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.
MINIATURE PINSCHER male
Rambo, blk/bwn w/ blk collar,
10 lbs. Vic. of Kings Bay.
Please Help! (863)467-7634
Black Mouth Cur Mix Pups
2 Females, 7/2 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
Lots of free dogs, to good
homes only, all types.
PIT/CURR PUPPIES (7) 8
weeks old. Free to good
STEPS (2) front and back,
you must haul.
USED ALUMINUM- You pick
up & haul. (863)357-5957
OKEECHOBEE, Sat. & Sun.,
July 16th & 17th, 8am-3pm.
906 NE 28th Terrace.
Something for everyone!!!
OKEECHOBEE, Sat. July 16th,
8am-12pm, Sun. July 17th
7a-10a 3014 SE 35th Ave.
Gift basket supplies.
Everything Must Go!
Can make offer for all!
15 Kind of farming
16 '60s Secretary
19 Big hole
22 1996 Gore
27 Close to an hour
29 You may see
them at the
source of a
32 Electronic music
34 Bar serving
38 Freeze order
41 Belonging to
as "The Wise"
49 His, to Henri
52 Very wide, at
55 Slowly realizes
57 MLB statistic
58 The Danube
flows along its
60 Buyer's bottom
63 Like the least
64 Nautical access
65 Takes steps
I Iy rnen-t,
1 Cooked fruit
6 Charles and
7 Floral enclosure
9 Stowe's "The
10 Stowe girl
12 Certain sickout
13 Like some
14 Increases in
intensity, as a
24 Works together
28 Gift tag word
31 In jail, say
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
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
Grounds Maintenance Personnel.
Experience helpful but NOT necessary.
Apply at Okeechobee Golf &
Country Club, 405 NE 131st Lane.
37 Frequent caller?
38 Counter cleaner
39 The tiniest bit
40 "WKRP in-
director Les _
42 Initial advantage
44 Cinco de Mayo
47 Points of view
51 Hdgar's hound
55 1962 Johnny
59 Just out of the
61 Union contract
ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE:
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Training position working with Teen Health
Center Program; ability to do educational
presentations; must be able to flex schedule
& travel; bi-lingual English/Spanish helpful.
Background screening/fingerprinting required.
EEO/AA. Apply on line:
Call Winnie @863-674-4041 x138
for more details.
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Full Time. (Fri., Sat., Mon., Tues., Wed.)
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street
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in today's competitive
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of the classifleds
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another man's treas-
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* Must be for a personal item. (No commercial items, pets or animals) ,
Must fit into 1 2 inch
(that's -4 lines, approximately 23 characters per line)
SMviust include only one item and its price
S (remember it must be S2.500 or less) -
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/ 1-877-354-2424 fr Fee)
/ For Legal Ads:
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/ Tuesday thru Friday
F r Il o r. o;* riu :iil-].,
Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
BUILDER & FORMICA posi-
tions needed. Exp. req'd. Se-
rious inquiries only. Carol's
Large Cattle Operation
for most positions.
I CRANE OPERATOR 7
DELIVERY DRIVER, Full Time
High School Diploma &
Valid Drivers License required.
Good Driving record a must.
Ask for Carlos or Jeneane.
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
SJourneymen or experienced,
Mechanic's. Only serious
'self motivated need apply..
'Must have good driving1
I record. Weekly travel I
required in FL. Paid travel
time, overtime Per diem,
DFWP Benefits, 401k, Pd"
I Wilson's Petroleum I
Exp.. Mature Teachers Need-
ed, Building Blocks Child-
care, F/T & P/T positions
avail., great working environ-
ment, pay, & benefits.
@ ADRON FENCE COMPANY
Crew Leaders & Helpers
(Tools & Vehicle Required),
Noor direct employment.
No experience required. Will
train. Good pay & benefits.
Call Billy @ (863)763-6255
Apply in person @
119 SW 5thAve. or
fax resume to 863-763-9918
w/clean license, will train
right person. (772)464-2582
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise In
HIRING FOR THE
"Certified in Horsemanship,
ICPR. and First Aide.
Eco Tour Guide:
w/Background or Interest in
Grounds & Maintenance:
Experienced in lIrgation and
Florida Native Plants.
For more information
To Apply: Call H.R. @
8:00 am- 4:00 pm.
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 PM.
Needed For Local RV Park
Mill Manager Needed
Needs to be Experienced with
Machinery and Equipment.
Apply at Syfrett Feed Co,
3079 NW 8th Street
Office Manager, exp'd in con-
struction industry, Mail re-
sume to 3157 Hwy 441 N,
Okeechobee, FL 34972. No
Phone Calls, No Walk Ins.
PALMDALE OIL COMPANY
DRIVERS NEEDED: Class B,
Hazemat& Tanker. Medical
Benifets, Retirement, Vaca-
tion & Bonus Programs.
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
Sonny or Debbie
1 I" 1 -
Palm Beach Post
Newspaper carriers needed
for Okeechobee area. Call
ext. 3583 Iv. msg.
PEACE LUTHERAN 1
Is currently taking applica-
ions for the 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,
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315
Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware of the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.
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Child Care Offered415
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AUTH WWII NEW GUINEA
WAR CLUB- asking $ 750
or best offer.
Antique, Mahogany. Lots of
storage. Perfect condition.
Dining Room Table, 2 Pedes-
tals, leaf, 4 chairs, Good
condition. Beautiful Piece.
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
DR table, stove, sofa bed,
chrome table w/refrg below,
$1700 for all will sep.
WASHER & DRYER, $100.
Works, good condition.
Both great condition. $200
for both or will separate
Men's (1) Women's (1) 26"'
SHuffy's Brand New. $100.
for. both will separate
ROMANCE BOOKS (80) Har-
lequin $14 for all.
BUILDING, Metal, 20 gage.
30Wx17x40L, by US Building,
Door opening 16'x1l6'.
Never assembled. Complete.
Will deliver in Okeechobee
area. $9500 (863)824-8787
EXTERIOR DOOR & FRAME-
metal, 36x80, window and
screen 24x36, Was $259
NOW $130 (863)357-8788.
FIBERGLASS STEPS, New.
For mobile home. 4 risers.
$250 or best offer.
INTERIOR DOOR, 36"
w/frame 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,
Incl. all addl serving pcs.
New, $700. 86, 357-2233
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
18, $250 (863)675-2624.
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
Air Conditioners 505
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Books 8 Magazines 535
Business Equipment 545
Carpets Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware., Etc. 5c6
Coins. Stamps 570
Computer Video 580
Crafts Supplies 5'35
Drapes, Linenr & Fabr;cb 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Furniture 6 10
Health & Reducing
Household Items 630
Lamps 'Lights 640
Medical Items 650
Musical Instruments 660
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Toys Games 730
Wanted to Buy 740
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
SPORTS CARDS, Large Col-
lection, 1700+ Cards. $1500
or best offer, (863)610-1082
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.
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
damage, $125, 600 NW
DINING ROOM SET, Table (4
person high top) w/matching
hutch & 4 chairs. $500
DR table tinted mirror glass
w/center leaf $50
$75 or best offer.
FUTON W/TWIN BUNK on top,
full size, wood frame & bed-
ding, $250. (863)357-2988
KITCHEN TABLE with 6
chairs, $200. Call
LOVE SEAT-Oversized, dual
recliner, Burgundy leather,
like new, $550. neg.
(863)634-9620 Okee area
MATTRESS & BOX SPRING,
king size, $325.
Oak finish, roll around, w/
doors & sliding drawer. $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 GOLF CART,- 1984,
Complete rebuilt engine &
clutches. Clean. Good cond.
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-
ger $800 863-634-9494
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. New!
$250. neg. (863)467-8548
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
RAILROAD CROSS TIES- 100,
$800. Will separate.
SEEKING BASS PLAYER
For Okeechobee Area
Chrstian 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.
OFFICE SAFE- Shaw Walker,
2'x2'x4 1/2' $795.
"ALPACKA- $500 or trade '
AMERICAN BULLDOG PUP-
Male, no papers. $200.
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIG
BABY SUGAR GLIDER- In-
cludes large cage $300.
BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES,
Approx. 8 wks. old. Pure bred.
Males. Shots/Wormed. $350.
BUNNIES, LIONS MANE
Ready August 6th. Adorable.
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
SLLAMA -$500 or trade
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 orio6th"
seats. Cost $4000. asking
POOL TABLE- World Leisure
size, rack, balls, chalk,
brush, good cond., $550
CD/MP3 PLAYER, Alpine,
w/XM Satellite Radio 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 cassettes
How fast can your car
So? It can go even
aster when you sell it
in the classified.
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. $100 or best offer.
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
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helps you understand
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No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
FOOS BALL TABLE $75.
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO: 2/1
Waterview, Furnished w/
Screened porch, boat slip,
pool, tennis. $1200mo.
OKEE- 3BR, 2BA, Gar., Pool
Kings Bay $935. mo +
$1300 Sec. Dep., Amed-Prty
OKEECHOBEE, 3 Bdrm., 2 Ba.,
Avail. in August. 2 Car Garage.
Cathedral Ceilings. Nice neigh-
2 adjacent lots, 6 acres
each. $1000 mo each lot
Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed -Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Services Wanted 830
Lawn & Garden 850
HARNESS, Single horse,
leather, never used, used to
pull 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 FIND MARE,-
12yrs old, smooth gait, does
it all, $2300 (863)763-1504.
Su plies 8
TOP SOIL, $1.25 cu. yd.
Loaded on your truck or
can arrange hauling
@ your expense. 3 mls. from
Okeechobee City. Call Tony
EDGER, MCLANE, 3 hp., 4
wheel, B & S Engine w/2extra
blades. Only 10 hours, like
new. $175 (863)983-4397
JOHN DEERE GATOR, $1000
Toro Z Master, 10mph, Echo
Weedeatpr & 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:
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
Snapper, 18hp vanguard, j-
stick steering, 2yrs, warran-
ty, 0-radios, used 1 season,
new set of blades, New
$4,500. Asking $3,000.
BABY DUCKS: For Sale
FAINTING GOAT, Exotic, Ten-
nessee, black & white, make
reat pets or lawnmowers,
Ideal for horses & livestock
$500 (561)236-8708 anytime
Business Places 910
Farm Property -
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
X BOX- With 4 games, 1 Con-
troller, 3 mo old. $175.
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.
The Okeechobee News. Saturday, July 16, 2005
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-
ROOMMATE WANTED: Male
or Female, No children,No
Pets, $400 mo. inclds every-
Business Places -
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land- Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
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,
SALE BY OWNER- $179,000,
Great Location, 3br/2fb,
fenced back yard, garage,
new carpet, remodeled
kitchen, W/D, new roof, Call
for Appt. (863)824-0800 Ext
Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Complete Double Section,
IMMEDIATE DEBT RELIEF
We will buy your house or
take over payments. Please
call cell # (561)301-5055
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 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
Mobile Home, Singlewide,
'93 12x64, 3BR/1 BA, must
be moved, asking $2800.
New & Used
Best Deals Anywhere.
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda
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.
OKEECHOBEE, 14X70, 2BD,
2BA, New Roof on 2 lots.
$100,000. or best offer.
RENT TO OWN
Buy Here Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK
Clewiston Stanton Homes
SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST
& OLDEST DEALER
Jet Sklis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Sport Vehiclesi'ATV9 3035
BOAT, 17 Ft., Completely
remodeled, 135 hp Mariner,
Bimini Top. $3900
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 HR electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
TRACKER PONTOON 21' W/
Trailer, '2005 Mercury 60 HP
4 stroke motor. $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
RV'S (2) one w/screened in
porch. For rent or for sale.
For more information call
WILDERNESS, 32', like new,
a/c, heat,sleeps 6, storage,
$9000 or best offer.
MARINER- Outboard motor,
Runs. 40HP $800. or best
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
Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic,
basement or closet in
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-
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.
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
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 4065
CADILLAC SEVILLE, '91-
white, 4dr, leather, clean,
CAVALIER WAGON- '93,
needs work. $300.
CHEVY CAMARO Z 28'95
Small amount of damage, 97k
orig mi, 3 owner car, runs
gd $2500 (772)971-7660
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER
'89, 4dr, 83K mi, good cond.
white, $1000 or best offer
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
franchise also available,
PONTIAC GRAND AM. '00-
$8000, some warranty left,
OLDS CUTLASS, '77, V8, red,
2 door, w/hardtop, exc.
cond. in & out, runs great,
OLDS CUTLASS CIERA, '84-
80,870 miles, Reliable. A/C
compressor bad, $500 neg.
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 91, Needs
trans. $500. (863)634-0305
FORD EXPLORER SPORT '97,
4X4, Loaded, 2 Dr., Needs.
motor work. $2500
FORD F150 1999 4X4, Cold
Air. $5500 or best offer.
FORD RANGER P/UP 1983,
4x4, 2.8 V6, Runs good. Own-
er purchased new truck: Must
sel. $1300 (863)381-0432
CAMPER SHELL, for full size
Dodge pickup, 61/2 ft. bed,
$400 or best o-ffer.
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 title $250
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- '89, V8, Runs excel-
lent condition. $1400.
FORD F150 P/U 1989, Needs
motor. $1200 or best offer.
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.
Free memory loss screenings
Alzheimer's Association will host free memory loss screenings 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. The screening is done by a 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 sponsored by
Xi Nu Sigma, the Avon Park Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, is scheduled for
Satuida\. Oci.J at Donaldson Park in Avon Park. Proceeds from this
fundraiser are used throughout the \ear for community projects. Past
proceeds have beer 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.
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 information, call (863)
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 performing. 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
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 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.
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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 youisaved 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 MyraWhite 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.rm. until noon.
My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Auni's House, lrs, a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for
two to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Mon-
day through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are
also looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board
member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate
well with the public and should be able to seek support from city
and county officials, business executives and other organizations.
Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for informa-
Back to School supply drive starts
The Shared Services Network's Community Collaborative Coun-
cil is sponsoring its annual Back to School supply drive for Okee-
chobee's children in foster care.
These supplies will be given to the children in Okeechobee dur-
ing their annual foster care picnic just before school starts. The chil-
dren are in need of: pencils, pens, markers, colored pencils,
crayons, highlighters, notebook paper, construction paper, folders,
binders, pencil boxes, lunch boxes, backpacks, glue, scissors,
rulers, erasers, index cards and calculators. For information on
becoming a foster parent, call the Hibiscus Foster Parent Training
Program at (800) 403-9311. Supplies may be taken to the Communi-
ty Collaborative Council meetings during April, May and July. The
meetings will be held in room 303 of the Okeechobee County
School Board Office, 700 S.W Second Ave. For information on the
school supply drive or the council's meetings, call' Sharon Vinson at
(863) 462-5000, ext. 257.
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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
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-
20ft, 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
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