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Vol. 96 No. 200 Tuesday, July 19, 2005 504 Plus tax


In Brief
Ribbon cutting
ceremony planned
A ribbon cutting ceremony
will be held for the new Okee-
chobee County Judicial Center,
312 N.W Third St. at 10 a.m. on
Wednesday, July 20. The public
is invited.


BIush reiterates firing pledge


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Vacation Bible School: A week long of safari fun


King's Bay,



RV fees top



OUA agenda


Five OHS athletes
qualify for rodeo
Five members of the Okee-
chobee High School rodeo
team have earned positions on
the Florida High School Rodeo
team and will compete in the
57th annual National High
School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR)
to be held this week in Gillette,
Wyo.
Autumn DeCarlo, Bobby Jo
Haberlandt, Jessica Ziglar,
Chasey Bass and A. J. Summer-
ford will compete against 1,500
other contestants from 40
states, five Canadian Provinces
and Australia'in the world's
largest rodeo.
In addition to competing for
over $125,000 in prizes, they will
also be vying for more than
$225,000 in college scholarships
and the chance to be named the
National High School Rodeo
national champion.
Sports, Page 6

Drought Index
Current: 184
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels


16.63 feet

Lake level -
Last Year:
12.21 feet
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ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

Index
Classifieds ....... 8-10
Comics ............ 7
Community Events ... .4
Crossword ......... .8
Obituaries .......... 3
Opinion ........... .4
Speak Out ........ .4
Sports ............ .6
TV ............... .9
Weather ........... .2
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Mrs. Linda Robertson (right) teaches words and motions to music during vacation Bible
school on Monday at the Buckhead Ridge Christian, Church. Children in the Bible
school program will enjoy songs, crafts and games throughout the week of July 18 from
9 until 11:30 a.m. Teacher, Esther Lawrence (left) assists in teaching Leila Lawrence
and Caroline Bromback a music program with a safari theme which will be presented
to parents and guests on Friday evening at 7 p.m. at the church.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
King's Bay residents may be
in for some good news con-
cerning their sewer mainte-
nance agreement with the
Okeechobee Utility Authority
(OUA).
At their 8:30 a.m. meeting,
the OUA board of directors will,
consider the King's Bay mainte-
nance fee and review defini-
tions for mobile homes and RV
units.
The monthly maintenance
fee for the King's Bay sewer sys-
tem requires an annual review.
Currently, customers are being
billed $7.89 a month. Based on


the previous 12 months of
repairs, staff has recommend-
ed that the monthly fee be set at
$6.21 per month.
The board will also be
responding to three letters from
the King's Bay Homeowners
Association.
The first letter requests a
review of the monthly mainte-
nance charge.
The second letter addresses
several concerns of homeown-
ers. It states that there appears
to be changes in the retrofit.
The letter asks if those changes
will reduce the cost of the retro-
See OUA Page 2


County code


board to hear


15 cases tonight


Allison Bromback, Brianna Fulwider, Jonathan Lawrence and teacher Mary Huddleston
enjoy a game at the vacation Bible school program being held at the Buckhead Ridge
Christian Church. The program runs throughout the week of July 18 from 9 until 11:30 a.m.


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Code Enforcement Board is
scheduled to hear 15 cases at
its monthly meeting tonight at
the Okeechobee County Cour-
thouse, 304 N.W. Second St.
Three cases come under
the heading of new business
and there are seven cases
under the heading of old busi-


ness. The board also will con-
sider imposing fines in four
cases, and reducing one fine.
-- Teresa Ledford was cited
by code enforcement officials
for unauthorized occupancy
of a recreational vehicle, and
having unlicensed vehicles
and trash and debris on her
N.W. Second St. property.
Bruce Watford has been
See Board Page 2


Local health department


is nationally recognized
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By Pete uawda
Okeechobee News
Okeechobee may have the
best health department in the
state at least it was the only
such agency in the state to be
honored this year as Public
Health Ready by the National
Association of County and City
Health Officials (NACCHO).
In addition, the Okeechobee
County Health Department was
one of only 14 health agencies
nationwide to receive the
award this year. Among the
other agencies honored were
Santa Clara County Public
Health Department, San Jose,
Calif.; Boston Public Health
Commission, Boston, Mass.;
Metropolitan Public Health
Department of Nashville, Tenn.;
Davidson County, Nashville,
Tenn.; Public Health-Seattle &
King County, Seattle, Wash.;
and, Central District Health


Department, Boise, Idano.
"The health department
employees are proud to have
been recognized by Project
Public Health Ready for our
high level of preparedness,"
said Michael Hill, MPH, admin-
istrator of the health depart-
ment. "We will continue to
improve our ability to quickly
and effectively respond to any
public health crisis in Okee-
chobee."
He said those crises include
hurricanes and other natural
disasters, as well as environ-
mental hazards.
Mr. Hill said that the biggest
emphasis was on bioterrorism
response.
He added that the award
took a lot of work and involved
thousands of man-hours. Mr.
Hill said much of the prepara-
tion was carried out by former
employee Bill Casian, who was


the public iealtiI prepuareUiness
coordinator. Mr. Hill said that
Mr. Casian spent about 90 per-
cent of his time for nine months
preparing for this award.
The health department had
to achieve its goals in three
areas preparedness plan-
ning, individual worker compe-
tence and demonstration of
readiness through drills and
exercises.
As for preparedness train-
ing, the health department
instituted an incident com-
mand system that originated
with the fire departments and is
now being used by other agen-
cies. There was also training in
epidemiology, safety and other
generic issues. To demonstrate
individual worker competence,
workers were tested at the end
of each training exercise.
See Award Page 2


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Michael Hill, administrator of the Okeechobee County Health
Department, proudly shows off the plaque his department
received for being named Public Health Ready by the National
Association of County and City Health Officials. His was the
only agency in Florida to achieve such recognition this year.


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News Briefs

Governor OKs
Tax Free Days
TALLAHASSEE Governor
Bush-and the Florida Legislature
have approved House Bill 101,
which provides that the 2005 Tax
Free Days for Sales Tax will begin at
12:01 a.m., July 23, and end at mid-
night, July 31,2005.
House Bill 101 provides for a
sales tax holiday on: clothing and
related items with a sales price of
$50 or less; books with a sales price
of $50 or less; and, school supplies
with a sales price of $10 or less.

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


Council to hold second CDBG hearing tonight


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
The City of Okeechobee will
hold its second public hearing
on a request for a $700,000 Com-
munity Development Block
Grant (CDBG) at its meeting
tonight at 6 p.m. at city hall.
The CDBG funds will help fur-
ther the city's economic devel-
opment in the Commerce Cen-
ter.
The first public hearing on the
CDBG grant was held Aug. 17,
2004. According to City Clerk
Lane Gamiotea, two businesses
had requested to participate in
the CDBG to give a foundation
for applying for the grant, but
there is nothing binding those
particular businesses at this
time.
Once the grant is accepted,
the city will sit down with the


two businesses. The businesses
will see if they can meet the cri-
teria and want to participate at
that time. It could be that two
other businesses will end up
using the grant monies. There-
fore, the requesting businesses
are not named now. All the infor-
mation will be disclosed after
the grant has been received and
qualifying businesses have been
approved.
"The purpose for the public
hearings is to let the community
know what the city is doing in
order to create economic devel-
opment," Mrs. Gamiotea said.
The council is expected to
proclaim the week of Sept. 1-11
as Okeechobee Firefighter
Appreciation Week.
Council members will be
asked to approve the June war-
rant register in the amount of
$515,610.86.


The council will make a
motion to rescind action taken at
the July 5 meeting to adopt Ordi-
nance No. 899 because the item
was not properly advertised.
This will be the final public
hearing on the ordinance to con-
sider approving the comprehen-
sive plan small scale future land
use map amendment applica-
tion submitted by Brad Good-
bread on behalf of George Good-
bread. The request is to change
the future land use on lots eight
to 10 of Block 18, 110 N.E. 12th
St., from commercial to multi-
family.
A motion will be made to
adopt the ordinance.
The term small scale means
that the property is less than 10
acres in size and does not require
the mailing of notices to sur-
rounding property owners nor a
sign to be posted on the property.


In other business, the council
will,
vote on adopting Ordi-
nance No. 898 amending height
regulations in the industrial zon-
ing category.
vote on adopting Ordi-
nance No. 900 regarding a
rezoning petition submitted by
David and Nita Nunez for prop-
erty in the Taylor Creek area. The
request is to change the zoning
on three unplatted parcels just
west of Taylor Creek from hold-
ing to residential single family.
vote on adopting Ordi-
nance No. 901 to consider
approving a rezoning applicant
submitted by Brad Goodbread
on behalf of the property owner, -
George Goodbread. The request
is to change the zoning on Lot 10
of Block 18 from commercial to
residential multi-family.
consider a partial alley clos-


ing submitted by Hubert and
Rachel Phillips, Dairy Queen.
They have plans to renovate and
expand.
consider approving a
fundraising boot drive by the
Okeechobee City and County fire
departments for the Muscular
Dystrophy Association aion at the
intersection of S.R. 70 and U.S.
441.
make a motion to approve
a taxi cab business permit for A-
1 Taxi and All County Taxi Cor-
poration. This is a renewal of
their city occupation license.
consider the proposed roll
back rate, millage rate, budget
workshop dates and first budget
hearing date and time.
discuss stop signs at North-
west Fourth Street behind the
new courthouse.


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cited for having a. condemned
structure and overgrowth on his
S.E. 57th DrjVe property.
A dilapidated mobile home
and barn on Alvin and Mitzi
Clark's N.W. 80th Drive property
will be considered by the board.
The case of Graig and Leah
Wells that was tabled last month
will be reconsidered. According
to code enforcement officers,
their N.W. 310th Ave. property
has a shed, singlewide and dou-
blewide homes with no permits


as well as an abandoned vehicle.
The board will consider
another matter that was also
tabled from last month. Eddie
James Neal and Sheila Neal
were cited for violation of mini-
mum housing standards.
Jason C. Ferrell has been
cited for having a derelict mobile
home on N.W. Second Street
property. That case was also
tabled from the last meeting.
The board will consider the
case of Robert Renard who was
cited for having trash, debris,
and an inoperable vehicle on his
S.E. 35th Lane property.
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and Bill and Susan Stegkemper
were cited for having a dumpster
in an unauthorized residential
area.
Michael and Billi Rainwater
were cited for debris on their
S.E. 89th Terrace property.
A condemned mobile home,
trash and debris were the cause
of a citation for Aline Ramirez on
her Four Seasons property.
Patricia Ann Julian faces a
fine of $50 a day if her N.W
Fourth Street property is not in
compliance. She was cited for an
abandoned vehicle and accumu-
lation of rubbish on her proper-
ty.
Sonya Corbett and Scott
Gabor face a fine of $45 a day if a
condemned mobile home has
not been removed from their
S.E. 34th Ave. property.
Allen Hampton faces a fine of
$25 a day for every day that
debris and inoperable vehicles
are on his N.W. Third Avenue
property.
The overgrowth of weeds and
accumulated trash could cause
John J. and Chloe Guarine to
have to pay a fine of $25 a day for
their S.E. 28th Street property.
Mitchell Mosely has applied
for a reduction in the fine
accrued on his property.


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In recent months, the health
department has taken part in sev-
eral drills using scenarios involv-
ing anthrax, flu and plague. Mr.
Hill said that plague was one of
the possible bioterrorism agents.
Then the health department
had to send out a thick binder of
their activities to be judged.
"It's a good exercise, it means
some outside force has looked at
your program," said Mr. Hill.
"The public health system still
has work to do when it comes to
preparedness, but we are making
great strides thanks to the good
work of the Okeechobee County
Health Department," said Patrick
Libbey, executive director of
NACCHO.
He also called the Okee-
chobee County Health Depart-
ment a model of public health
emergency preparedness.


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fit to homeowners. The letter also
asks when homeowners will
receive a maintenance schedule
from OUA and questions how the
money collected from the home-
owners association is managed.
The third letter is from the
homeowner's association attor-
ney Colin Cameron. The letter
asks when OUA intends to restore
homeowner's yards to their pre-
upgrade condition.
The billing of RV parks will
also be addressed by the OUA
board.
For each RV with attachments
in an RV park, OUA was charging
park owners the base rate for a
mobile home. A letter dated July 7
was sent out from OUA to all RV
park owners stating that the exec-
utive director was asking the
board's attorney and the board to


review the issue again. In the
meantime, the letter stated that
OUA was going to treat all RVs the
same for billing purposes.
'The board is scheduled to
review the existing and proposed
definitiQpnfor mobile homes and
RV units.
In other matters, the board is
expected to:
replace the drain field at the
maintenance building;
consider the engineering fee
for permit renewal for the Lake-
view wastewater treatment plant;
authorize payment for dis-
posal of treated residuals at the
landfill;
renew group medical insur-
ance;
receive the finance report for
the period ending June 30;
approve pay requests for the
new water treatment plant; and,
review options for the
wastewater treatment plant.


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Safari crafts
Dalton Sweat (left front) and Kobe Disney enjoy a crafts project with a safari theme dur-
ing the vacation Bible school being held at the Buckhead Ridge Christian Church on
Monday. Mrs. Jeanne Disney (back left) and Patti Fusco (back right) assist the children
with their crafts and other projects. The program runs from July 18 through July 22 from
9 until 11:30 a.m. Children at the Bible school will learn a music program which will be
presented to parents and guests on Friday, July 22 at 7 p.m.


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Gwendolyn
Watts Jackson,
Gwendolyn Watts Jackson, age
81, of Okeechobee, died Saturday,
July 16, 2005, at Okeechobee
Health Care Facility. Mrs. Jackson
was born Oct.
14, 1923, in
Coleman, to the
late James R.
and Sarah
Smith. She was
a member of
the First Baptist
Church of
Okeechobee
and was a wait- Gwendolyn
ress and seam- Watts
stress by trade. Jackson
She was pre-
ceded in death by: her husband,
Howard' E. Jackson; daughter, Vir-
ginia Evelyn Bullington; and two
brothers, Monroe and Roy Smith.
Survivors include: her son, Wal-
ter Raleigh (Pam) Watts, Jr. of Ft.
Pierce; two daughters, Judi
(Jimmy) Jackson and Diane
(Brian) Cairns, all of Okeechobee;
two brothers, J.L. (Claudia) Smith
and Junior (Doris) Smith of Wild-
wood; one sister, Virginia (Bill)
Rogers of Wildwood; 13 grandchil-
dren, Brian and Blake Lawrence,
Derek Tremain, Angela Karratti,
Robin Chesser, Venessa Jackson,
Tiffany, Joshua and Melvin Bulling-
ton, Jr., all of Okeechobee, Lisa
Scincente and Ronnie Watts of Ft.
Pierce, John Stanley, III of Langley,
Virginia and Scott Lawrence of
Thomasville, Ala.; 17 great-grand-
children; and numerous loving
nieces, nephews and friends.
Friends may call at Buxton
Funeral Home on Monday, July 18,
from 6 until 8p.m. Funeral services
will be held at the First Baptist
Church of Okeechobee, 401 S.W
4th Street, on Tuesday, July 19, at 11
a.m. with Pastor Sam Vuleta, offici-
ating. Interment will follow in Ever-
green Cemetery.


All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.
Viola Thomas
Viola Thomas, age 81, of Okee-
chobee, died Friday, July 15,2005 at
Raulerson Hospital. She was born
March 30, 1925 in Point Pleasant,
N.J. She was a homemaker and a
member of Seventh Day Adventist
Church. She was a member of the'
American Legion Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Sam Thomas, Sr.


Survivors include: her son, Sam
Thomas of Okeechobee; daugh-
ters, Louann McArthur, Diane
Rutherford and Karen Rimes, all of
Okeechobee; 13 grandchildren and
13 great-grandchildren.
Furneral services will be con-
ducted at the Seventh Day Adven-
tist Church, 412 N.W. Sixth St. on
Wednesday, July 20, at 10 a.m.
Interment will follow in Evergreen
Cemetery.
All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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BAD LANGUAGE: This is to the children with bad language. You are
supposed to teach your children at home and Okeechobee is full of
hillbilly people. Have you thought about this? They come from the hills
and mountains and they have never been taught any different.

LAKE LEVEL: I think the officials should be a little more concerned
about the high lake level. They say that dike will hold, but anyone who
has been to South Bay recently knows that it is already leaking. Sure it
is not leaking on our side of the lake, but what guarantee do we have
that the Rim Canal and U.S. 441 S.E. won't be flooded if it does leak on
our end? I suggest that all homeowners find out the elevation of your
home, and find out if your home is higher than the current lake level. If
it isn't, you could be in trouble in a bad storm.

MORE THAN ONE JUNK YARD: While they are thrashing Brantley
junk yard why don't they come to Treasure Island?

POLITICAL BULLIES: Bush told a big, big lie when it came to Iraq
and the nuclear weapons. There are school yard bullies and there are
political bullies. And now this poor old woman had to go to jail. And
now they want us to respect the office of the president.

WHAT IS IT: Pardon my ignorance, but you please explain what
Evangelical Christians are? Are they extreme radicals of any Christian
faith banded to together or what?

OUR TAX MONEY: In answer to bring a pillow to sit on when you
have to serve, I have a better answer: refuse to serve. This is our tax
money that built that courthouse and they at least have a little bit of
common sense for the person that has to serve there, instead of all the
glory for everything else.

BAD ROADS: I would like to know why the Buckhead Ridge Road
Department is not coming out and patching the holes in the roads
there. We got lots of roads with really big pot holes in them and noth-
ing is being done. Does anybody know? I would like to.

SEWER HOOK-UP: If you are planning on hooking up to the OUA
sewer system, be careful who you get to do the work and get it in writ-
ing.



Community Events

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
until Aug. 31. They will reopen'on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from
11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. The center will also be open Friday, Sept.
9, from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. It will then be open every
Wednesday and Friday. Please call ahead one day to reserve any
specific equipment you may need. For information during work-
ing hours call (863) 763-6510. During hours the center is closed
call (863) 467-5261, or (863) 357-7711.

Civil Air Patrol is forming
The United States Air Force Auxiliary is forming a Civil Air
Patrol unit in Okeechobee, and senior members and cadets are
being recruited. Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligi-
ble. Senior members are needed to administer the unit and pro-
vide 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 Okee-
chobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.


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Courtesy photo/Harry Hulsey
Looking Back...
When the railroad was completed to Okeechobee in 1915, the railroad planned to make Okeechobee County a midpoint
stop between Jacksonville and Miami, including a roundhouse and repair yards in the northern part of the county. The
roundhouse was constructed on the savannas in the northwest section at the terminus of what is commonly referred to
today as the Peavine Trail. But, nothing ever came of the rest of the plans. This is the crew that was helping construct
the Peavine grade. Joe Stratton was one of those who worked on this project. This photo also appears in the book
"Strolling Down Country Roads" by Twila Valentine and Betty Chandler Williamson. Do you have any old photos of the
Okeechobee area or of Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and
we can copy them while you wait. Or, you can e-mail the photo and information about the photo to okeenews@okee-
chobee.com.


Upcoming Events

Tuesday
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
(International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military
information 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
Restaurant, 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
Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting. For infor-
mation, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in becoming a member is
welcome. For information, contact Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Livin 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
Hospice 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, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E.,
which is located next to the driver's license office. It is a self-help group that
offers support and education for people who have been diagnosed with clini-
cal depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diag-
nosis. For information, call (863) 467-1026.

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200
N.W.Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building, 1600
S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information, call (863) 763-
1191.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the Wal-
Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to show a car you
may have, or check out the cars and visit with the car owners while you listen
to the great oldies music.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beauty Salon
located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public service program
to help women with cancer by teaching them beauty techniques to diminish
appearance-related side effects of treatment. R.S.V.P. to (863) 467-2096 or
(863)763-8833.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings each
month at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E. Second St., at 7:30 p.m.
They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For information, call
Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church next to
Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that enjoys old time
gospel music is invited to participate. For information, contact Randy or
Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals who are
either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence, other women's
issues are also addressed. One support group is held on Wednesday's 5
p.m. at the Health Department Auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave. For informa-
tion, please call, Irene Luck at (863) 763-0202. The other support group is
held on Thursdays starting at 6 p.m. at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church,
1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For information on this group, call Shirlean Graham at
(863)763-2893.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the His-
torical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Margaret Smith at
(863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for a pot
luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger Civic Center. For
information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested in finding
who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Census, IGI (Interna-
tional Genealogical Index), Social Security Death Index and military informa-
tion available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412 N.W.
Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship
hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at Village
Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the public are wel-
come. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m. at the
United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us or ask ques-
tions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-4923, for informa-
tion.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open for blood
donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863) 467-9360.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Saviour, 200 N.W.
Third St. It's a closed book study.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women who
are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive relationships.
The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m. For information call
(863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or
(863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m. until
noon. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W. Park St., in
Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second language
classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth
St.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family caregivers, and is
facilitated by Enid Boutrin M.S.W. of Hospice of Okeechobee, and Laura Zel,
L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The meeting is from 2 until 3 p.m. at
411 S.E. Fourth St. For information or to reserve your place in the group, call
(863) 467-2321. Free respite care is available for your loved one while you
are in group at Dunklin Assisted Living/Adult Day Care, 407 N.W. Second
Ave. For information about respite care, call Lou at (863) 763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support GroupHospice of Okeechobee and the
Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every Thursday at
2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for and ill family member is welcome to join. The
group is facilitated by social workers and provides an opportunity for care-
givers to give one another support, information and ideas. The meetings are
held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.


Community Events

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

Old fashion gospel sing planned
An old fashioned gospel sing will be held on Wednesday,
July 20, at Christian 7th Day Baptist Church, 912 N.W. Park St.
Musicians taking part include Greg Douglas on keyboard, Hal
on the bass, Buzzy on flat top, Joe on the Harmonica, Pat on the
drums and Larese on the piano. A fiddle, mandolin, banjo and a
Dobro player would add to the music.

Coffee Klatch canceled
The monthlyChamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch planned
for July 21 has been cancelled due to illness. For information,
call (863) 763-6464.

Sandwich fundraiser planned
The youth of the First United Methodist Church will sponsor
a sub sandwich fundraiser on Friday, July 22, from 11 a.m. until
1 p.m. Sub choices are: turkey, ham, roast beef or club (combi-
nation of two meats). Every sub includes a choice of cheese -
provolone or yellow American lettuce, tomato, pickles, may-
onnaise or mustard. The sub also comes with a bag of chips
and a 12-ounce soft drink for $5 per order. Orders can be deliv-
ered. Orders can be placed by fax at (863) 763-2481, or by
phone (863) 763-4021.

Free hearing loss screenings
American Hearing Center will host free hearing loss screen-
ings at the American Vision and Hearing Center, 3545 U.S. 441
S., next to Publix on July 25-29. Screenings are available for
adults over the age of 18. Appointments are required. For infor-
mation, call Betty at (863) 467-5333.

Advisory council to meet
The Seminole Elementary School Advisory Council will meet
Wednesday, July 27, at 9 p.m. in the media center. The public is
invited to attend.

Laescuela Seminole Elementary van a tener su junta del
Consejo Consultivo para la escuela, miercoles, el 27 de Julio, a
las 9 p.m., van a juntar en el bibliotea. Todo el public estan
envitadoes de asistir.

Free memory loss screenings
The 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. Since appointments are
required, call Donna (800) 861-7826 to make your appoint-
ment. 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.

Habitat for Humanity plans meeting
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County will be holding
a public organizational meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 6:30
p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St.
The meeting is to update everyone on our progress and to pre-
pare for the future. We need volunteers to help in the organiza-
tion and construction of new homes. Volunteers are needed for
the board of directors to provide leadership and direction to the
committees. The committees need people to help in fund rais-
'ing, site selection, family selection, public relations, volunteer
coordination and construction. This is not an orientation meet-
ing for potential applicants. Those who wish to apply for a
Habitat house are welcome to volunteer to work on any of the
committees other than family selection. Contact the Habitat
office at (863) 357-1371 for information.

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

Church hosts Family Fun Day
. The Okeechobee community is invited to a Family Fun Day
on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the
First United Methodist Church fellowship hall at 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St. Sign ups and activities for children will begin at 10:30
a.m. The show will begin promptly at 11 a.m. After the show
there will be a lunch for everyone and a few door prizes for the
children who sign up. All children will receive a helium balloon
or small gift. We are pleased to announce Reverend Mabrey, a
Methodist minister and illusionist, will be performing.


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The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, July 19, 2005


Health Briefs


Stay prepared during hurricane season


Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource
Center of Okeechobee, a non-
profit organization, is now avail-
able to offer free pregnancy test-
ing to girls and women of all
ages. We offer free and confi-
dential pregnancy tests, peer
counseling, referrals for a free
ultrasound, parenting classes
and abstinence education. Oper-
ating hours are from 10 a.m.
until 5 p.m. on Mondays and
Thursday, and from 1 until 5
p.m. on Tuesdays. We are locat-
ed at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the movie theatre. We are
going to start parenting classes
in January so if you would like
more information on this or set
an appointment for a free preg-
nancy test please call 763-8859.
Free nutrition
clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host


a free contact reflex analysis and
designed clinical nutrition class
at Douglas Health Center, 916
W.N. Park St., on Aug. 8 and
Sept. 12, at 5:30 p.m. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-4320.
Free memory
loss screenings
Alzheimer's Association will
host free memory loss screen-
ings at the Visiting Nurse Associ-
ation, 208 S.E. Park St. on July
29, Sept. 16 and Nov. 4. Appoint-
ments are required, call Donna
(800) 861-7826 for appointment.
Screenings are for anyone (any
age) concerned about memory
loss. Screening done by nurse or
social worker from St. Mary's
Memory Disorder Center.
Red Cross
needs instructors
Have you saved a life today?
Volunteer as an American Red
Cross Instructor and teach oth-


ers the skills they need to save
lives. You can help the American
Red Cross reach people in your
community with lifesaving train-
ing, including CPR, First Aid,
Automated External Defibrilla-
tion, and HIV/AIDS Prevention.
Contact the Okeechobee Branch
of the American Red Cross at
(863) 763-2488 to find out more.
Red Cross seeks
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 cit-
izens in a time of disaster, please
contact Andy or Candace at the
American Red Cross Okee-
chobee Branch by calling
(863) 763-2488.


As hurricane season progress-
es, Floridians have gotten used to
checking the National Hurricane
Center's website regularly. If your
hurricane supplies are stocked up,
other precautions can help get you
through the storm season:
Keep the laundry caught up
as much as possible. If a storm is
headed our way, you'll be glad to
have clean clothes and lots of dry
towels. And if we don't have a hur-
ricane, you'll still need clean
clothes.
Gas up all of your vehicles -
you might need them. For exam-
ple, if a tree falls across the drive-
way, trapping your family car in the
garage, you'll be glad if you gassed
up the truck you don't drive very
often.
If you have an RV, keep it
fueled. One reader told me that
after Hurricane Frances left their
neighborhood without power, the
family piled into the RV, only to find
it was out of gas. The last time they
drove it, they forgot to fill it up.
Check the food you have in
the freezer and consider eating


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extended time, running a genera-
tor to just keep a freezer cold can
get expensive especially consid-
ering the price of gasoline. Reduc-
ing the amount of perishable food
on hand means that much less to
spoil.
If you have room in the freez-
* er, start saving ice so you won't
have to buy it in case of a storm. If a
storm is coming close, fill a cooler
with drinks and ice. If you go to a
shelter, you'll want to take the cool-
er with you. If you stay home and
your home loses power, you'll
have cold drinks on hand. (If we


don't have a'storm, you can use it
the extra ice for parties.)
If you have a generator, read
the instruction manual and work
out a chart for which appliances
can be plugged into it at the same
time. If you don't have the instruc-
tion manual, look up the manufac-
turer online to get one. Last year
some people damaged appliances
or started fires by misusing a gener-
ator.
If you have pets, make sure
you keep stocked up on dry and/or
canned food for them. And make
sure you have a plan for what you
will do with them if you have to
evacuate. Most shelters cannot
accept pets. Some hotels will
accept small animals, but you need
to call in advance.
Before making any changes in
.your diet or exercise plan, consult
your doctor. This is especially
important if you are on any pre-
scription medications. Some drugs
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Sports Briefs


Five OHS athletes qualify for national rodeo


Program ad space
is still available
Ads are now available in the
Okeechobee High School Athlet-
ic Association All-Sports pro-
gram.
The deadline to submit an ad
is July 25.
The cost of an ad is: one-
eighth page (business card) -
$50; one-fourth page $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 that will be distributed at
all home varsity football games.
Proceeds will directly benefit all
sports at O.H.S.
Since there are other advertis-
ing agencies offering ads and
sponsorships, keep in mind that
if your check is not made directly
to O.H.S. the money will not go
to benefit the school's sports
programs.
To place an ad or receive
information, contact Mike Rade-
baugh, OHS athletic director, at
(863) 462-5025.

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

Pop Warner grid
sign-ups extended
Sign-ups for the Pop Warner
football league and cheerleading
program will take place at Teen
Town, 305 N.W. Second St., on
July 23 and July 30 from 10 a.m.
until 2 p.m. each day.
Parents must provide copies
of the child's birth certificate,
their most recent report card
and a current physical at regis-
tration. The cost of registration
will be $75.
For information contact
James Shockley at (863) 634-
3482, Albion Crowell at (863)
697-2576 or Sonya Washington
at (863) 634-3482 or, (863) 697-
2576.
Pop Warner football is not
associated with the OCRA foot-
ball program;


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O.H.S. volleyball
tryouts scheduled
Volleyball tryouts for Okee-
chobee High School (O.H.S.) are
scheduled for Aug. 1 and Aug. 2
in the O.H.S. gym.
There will be two sessions
each day. The first session will
be from 8 until 10 a.m. The sec-
ond session will be from 3 until
5p.m.
Players must turn in a physi-
cal 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 varsity and
junior varsity, though all incom-
ing freshmen are encouraged to
attend. In the event any fresh-
man 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
practice.
For information, contact
coach May at (863) 634-5836.

Players sought
for OHS 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,
players will be trained. 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 Aug. 10.
Team members must have a
current physical and be a part of
the Brahman sports family.
For information, contact
coach Mark Ward at. (863) 634-
1722.

Pop Warner members
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 oppor-
tunity will be free to Okee-
chobee 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.
For information contact
James Shockley, co-president at
(863) 634-3482, or Albion Crow-
ell, co-president, at (863) 697-


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Five members of the Okee-
chobee High School rodeo team
have earned positions on the
Florida High School Rodeo team
and will compete in the 57th
annual National High School
Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) to be
held this week in Gillette, Wyo.
Autumn DeCarlo, Bobby Jo
Haberlandt, Jessica Ziglar,
Chasey Bass and A. J. Summer-
ford will compete against 1,500
other contestants from 40 states,
five Canadian Provinces and
Australia in the world's largest
rodeo.
In addition to competing for
over $125,000 in prizes, they will
also be vying for more than
$225,000 in college scholarships
and the chance to be named the
National High School Rodeo
national champion.
DeCarlo, a 17-year-old junior,
will be competing in barrel rac-
ing. She is the daughter of Kim-
berly and Ricky Bush and Frank
and Tish DeCarlo. She started
out the year on a horse named
Snoopy, then traded him for Rip-
ley, the horse she rode in the last
six high school rodeos for the
year.
Haberlandt is a 17-year-old
junior who will be competing in
goat tying. She is the daughter of
Bob and Tracy Haberlandt. She
is beginning her fourth year in
FHSR. She has been the state
champion goat tier, reserve
champion barrel racer, reserve
champion girl cutter and reserve
champion all-around cowgirl.
Ziglar, a 15-year old freshman
at Okeechobee Freshman Cam-


Submitted to Okeechobee
News/Darlene Bass
Autumn DeCarlo
pus, is the daughter of Tommy
and Katrina Ziglar. She will be
competing in two events girls
cutting and pole bending. She
was FJRA 2002 and 2003 state
champion.
Bass is a 15-year-old fresh-
man at the Okeechobee Fresh-
man Campus. He is the son of
Keith and Darlene Bass. He will
be competing in saddle bronc
riding at the national event.
Summerford is a 17-year-old
junior at O.H.S. He is the son of
Leslie and Annette Summerford.
He won the title of state champi-
on in boys cutting. He and his
horse Quixote Pete not only
compete in high school rodeos,
but they also compete in the
National Cutting Horse Associa-
tion sanctioned events through-
out the southeast region.
Another young Okeechobee
cowboy, 15-year-old Logan
Coker qualified for the nationals
in bull riding and saddle bronc
riding but will not be making the


Bobby Jo Haberlandt


Chasey Bass
trip due to a serious injury. He is
the son of Marshal Coker and
Amy Neese.
Along with great rodeo com-
petition and the chance to meet
new friends from around the
world, NHSFR contestants have
the opportunity to: represent
their team in a volleyball and
basketball tournament; attend a
concert; enjoy nightly dances,


A.J. Summerford
including a cowboy prom; par-
ticipate in a talent contest; take
part in an NRA rifle shooting
competition; test their skills in a
knowledge bowl competition;
shop an NHSFR western trade
show; and visit the historical
attractions of Wyoming, Mon-
tana and South Dakota.
The daily results are available
on line at www.nhsra.org.


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hosts sports camp Chobee Bulls
The First Baptist Church, 310
S.W. Fifth Ave., will host a sports plans fundraiser
camp for children from Monday, The Chobee Bulls f
July 18, through Thursday, July program will host a car w
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The camp time will be from 6
until 8:30 p.m. each day.
Children entering grades one
through six are invited. There
will be games, drama, music,
sports, snacks and Bible stories.
For information, call (863)
467-7625.,


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Juiy 23 at the nandy Store on thme
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-
ed.


O.G. & C.C. Results


P.I.G.S. League
July 11: 1. George Guydosh,
2. Ida Curtis, Last Vinnie Mal-
one, Closest to the pin (2) Vin-
nie, Malone, (8) Vickie Owings,
(11) Harry White.
July 12: 1E Gary Lee, 2. Jack
Forde, Last Russ Adams, Sr.,
Closest to the pin (2) Jack
Forde, (8) Gary Lee, (11) Russ
Adams, Sr.
July 13: Traveled to St. James:


1. Mike Hertges, 2. George Guy-
dosh, Last Russ Adams, Sr.,
Closest to the pin (2) Mike.
Bakich, (8) Russ Adams, Sr., (11)
Harry Simmons and (17) Terry
Mastaler.

July 15: 1. Kenny Curran, 2.
Russ Adams, Sr., Last George
Guydosh, Closest to the pin (2)
J.W. Cain, (8) J.W. Cain, (11)
Kenny Curran.


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The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, July 19, 2005


At the Movies

The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie times for Friday, July 15,
through Thursday, July 21, are as
follows:
Theatre I "War of the Worlds"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:30, 7and 9:10 p.m.
Theatre II "Fantastic Four"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre Ill "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.hm.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2,4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Wildlife Center
hosts birthday parties
Treat your child to a wildlife
adventure birthday party at
Arnold's Wildlife Center, 14895
N.W. 30th Terrace. You can invite
up to 20 friends to join you for a
wildlife adventure tour, hands on
animal encounter, games and a
special craft for everyone to make.
For information on cost and reser-
vations, call (863) 763-4630.
VA vans are
running daily
Okeechobee County has
increased the days the VA vans
transport veterans to the West
Palm Beach VA Medical Center.
The VA vans are now running
Monday through Friday. All veter-
ans needing a ride to the VA Med-
ical Center should call the County
Veterans Service Officer at (863)
763-8124, several days ahead of
time and provide name, last four
of social security number, date
and time of appointment and
whether a wheelchair/scQotr;Jift'
is needed. All appointments mmst,
be before, nopp. If thejoa e iny
questions, please contact Betsy
Grinslade, the county veterans'
service officer.
Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource Cen-
ter of Okeechobee, a non-profit
organization, offers free pregnan-
cy testing to girls and women of all
ages. We offer free and confiden-
tial pregnancy tests, peer counsel-
ing, referrals for a free ultrasound,
parenting classes, and abstinence
education. Operating hours are
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tues-
days and Thursdays. We are locat-
ed at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across
from the movie theatre. For infor-
mation or appointments call (863)
763-8859.
Free parenting
classes offered
Free six-week parenting class-
es for parents of young children
are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at
the Pregnancy Resource Center,
1505 S. Parrott Ave. Topics include
discipline a family affair, birth to
eight months infants, eight to
eighteen months the toddler, 18 to
36 months terrific twos, three year
olds, and uncommon sense. Each
week parents "earn" baby bucks
to purchase items for their baby at
the Center's Baby Boutique.
Childcare is not provided, howev-
er infants in carriers are welcome.
For details call (863) 763-8859 or
(863) 697-6320.
American Red Cross
needs more volunteers
The American Red Cross is
looking for nurses and Action
Team Volunteers to be a part of
our Disaster Action Team (DAT).
DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond to
local disasters. If you would like to
give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in time of disas-
ter, please call Andy or Candace at


the American Red Cross-Okee-
chobee branch at (863) 763-2488.
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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Black & White Pit, Call to de-
scribe. (863)357-3225
CAR KEYS, SW 16th St. &
28th Ave. (863)763-3134
Found: Corgi, brown & white,
not neutered, very friendly,
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MEDIUM SIZE DOG- female,
brown & white, found vie of
Trailer Creek Lodge, SE 441.
(863)467-6423.
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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.
(863)763-8131
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, vie of N. Labelle, Ivan
& Alex Blvd.
(863)673-8971. Reward
MINIATURE PINSCHER male
Rambo, blk/bwn w/ blk collar,
10 Ibs. Vic. of Kings Bay.
Please Help! (863)467-7634


Black Mouth Cur Mix Pups
2 Females, 7/2 mo old. Free
to good homes.
(863)357-2638
DOG- Male, 3 yrs old Leopard
Curr mix to Good Home Only
Friendly, good'w/kids
(863)763-3543
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
homes (863)357-2638
LAB MIX PUPPIES, 9 wks.
old. 2 Females left. 1 Tan, 1
Black & White. Free to good
homes. (863)467-4455
Lots of free dogs, to good
homes only, all types.
(863)227-2600
PIT/CURR PUPPIES (7) 8
weeks old. Free to good
home. (863)675-2844
STEPS (2) front and back,
you must haul.
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class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
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IJourneymen or experienced
Mechanic's. Only serious
Self motivated need apply.1
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time, overtime Per diem,,
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Form Carpenters, Equipment
Operators & Labors Needed
for construction in Port St.
Lucie. Call: 954-818-2521
GRADING
TRACTOR OPERATOR
w/clean license, will train
right person. (772)464-2582
GREAT OPPORTUNITY
@ ADRON FENCE COMPANY
Crew Leaders & Helpers
Wanted. Sub-Contractor
(Tools & Vehicle Required),
or direct employment.
No experience required. Will
train. Good pay & benefits.
Call Billy @ (863)763-6255
IMMEDIATE OPENINGS
*Cooks- Full Time Exp. Only
*Dishwasher- Full time
Apply in person after 11:00am
Brahma Bull Restaurant
2405 Hwy 441 SE
Okeechobee, FL

Local Construction Company
is currently seeking Skilled
Foreman &
Carpenters ASAR
Top Pay. Must have own
transportation. Call Shaun
@ (863)634-7428


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MAINTENANCE PERSON
All around maintenance
person to do lawns,
wash trucks etc.
863-467-1717
Do not call after 3:30 P.M.
Mill Manager Needed
Needs to be Experienced with
Machinery and Equipment.
Apply at Syfrett Feed CGo,
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
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.
Call (863)763-3617
STYLIST
Super Cuts is looking for Sty-
list in various locations. Join
a great team and get further
training, exp. and get paid.
$200 Sign On Bonus
Free shears, continuing
education. Clippers and
tools provided. Student loan
reimbursement plan. 401K,
stock options, dental and
health ins. paid. vacation.
promotion possibilities.
Call today 1-888-888-7778
ext 1548.
Truck Drivers Needed
Benefits Available. Must have
Class A CDL license. Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
Shop here first!
The classified ads


SIGN-UP BONUS
We are now accepting
applications for Fuel
Attendant/stock
person and night shift
Wrecker Driver
position. Training will
be provided for
responsible people..
We offer good pay,
rewarding work,
benefits and a
substantial mileage
reimbursement. For a
limited time, qualified
applicants who are
hired will receive a
$200 sign-up bonus.
Apply at:
Ft. Drum Citgo
mm 184 Fl. Turnpike
(863)763-9383
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Palm Beach Post
Newspaper carriers needed
for Okeechobee area. Call
Mike 1-800-932-2489
ext. 3583 lv. msg.

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Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315




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COMPUTER REPAIRS
& COMPUTER SET UP
By: Qualified Technician.
$80. (919)607-1162




Tractor w! Loader for Hire

Call (863)763-4149
or (561)78-4337

SBuying a car? Look in
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a car? Look in the
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Shell Rock & Bob
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Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins/Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes. Linens 9 Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Ughts 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740



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


Dining Room Table, 2 Pedes-
tals, leaf, 4 chairs, Good
condition. Beautiful Piece.
$200. (302)492-3488
FULL SIZE HIDE IN WALL
BED- good condition w/mat-
tress, $300.
(863)674-9073.
HALL TREE- Oak, with bench.
Umbrella holder & hat
hooks. $1000.
(772)489-6837
Large collection of old An-
tiques. $2500. will separate.
Lots of goodies, Must see.
(863)763-0072
RESTORATION & REPAIRS
of Antique furniture.
CUSTOM CABINETRY
Quality service.
Call (863)763-4149
or (561)758-4337
VANITY, Antique, Tri-Fold.
$200 or best offer.
(863)467-4192/697-8806


DISHWASHER- Maytag, great
working condition, looks
good, $150.
(863)357-1560.



UPRIGHT FREEZER- marble
DR table, stove, sofa bed,
chrome table w/refrig below,
$1700 for all will sep.
(863)634-6446.
WASHER & DRYER, $100.
Works, good condition.
(863)697-8319.
WASHER/DRYER Kenmore
Both great condition. $200
for both or will separate
(863)634-8654


ien's (1) Women's (1) 26"
Huffy's Brand New. $100.
for both will separate
863-634-5914
How do you find a job
in today's competitive
market? In the
employment -section
of the classified


Business II
Opportunties 030


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



FIBERGLASS STEPS, New.
For mobile home. 4 risers.
$250 or best offer.
(863)467-8005
INTERIOR DOOR, 36"
w/frame and hardware. $40.
(863)357-1560.
PLYWOOD, 5 Ig. pcs., multiple
smaller pieces, $30 neg.
(863)447-0002



EXERSAUCER, BOY BABY
CLOTHES 0-15months.,
Lots of toys, etc. $75 for all,
will sep. (863)357-7136


GOWNS (3) Formal, From Da-
,v.id's Bridal..New, never
worn, All size 20. $300 tor
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.


Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & $500 or best offer
Call (863)763-8943
HO TRAIN SET, 10, comp.
5x10, elaborate layout, Nas-
car theme, 100+ cars, $600
neg. (863)675-3394
PORCH ROCKER- Old, Alumi-
num & wood. With redwood
finish. $10. (863)983-1848
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.
GATEWAY COMPUTER with
printer, $250/neg. Call
863-674-0304.


AMAZONS 2, 2 yr old, Orange
Winged. Need TLC $600. for
the pair or will sep.
863-634-2842 or 634-1987




BED, Queen, Complete w/mat-
tress, box springs & frame.
Good condition. $60.
(863)763-8642
BEDROOM SET 5pcs,,full
size bed w/mattress $300
(863)675-2969
BEDROOM SET, Full or Queen
(Adjustable) w/Lg. chest, dbl.
dresser w/dbl. mirrors, night
stand. $1500 (863)824-8703
BEDROOM SUITE, King Size
Headboard, Dresser, Mirror,
2 side tables & hutch. $500
(863)634-7565
BUNK BEDS- White metal,
$50..(863)634-9842
DINING ROOM SET, Table (4
person high top) w/matching
hutch & 4 chairs. $500
(863)824-2617
DINING ROOM TABLE- Solid
wood with 2 leafs, 6 High
back chairs. Very nice $700.
(863)634-9842 Okee area
DINING SET- Walnut table
with 2 extra leafs & table
pads, 6 chairs, Buffet &
Hutch $325. or best offer.
863-467-8050
DR table tinted mirror glass
w/center leaf $50
(863)357-1078
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,
$75 or best offer.
(863)357-3633


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FUTON W/TWIN BUNK on top,
full size, wood frame & bed-
ding, $250. (863)357-2988
KITCHEN TABLE with 6
chairs, $200. Call
863-357-9453.
MATTRESS & BOX SPRING,
:king size, $325.
(863)357-2988
MICROWAVE CART
Oak finish, roll around, w/
doors & sliding drawer. $45
(863)357-1078
TABLE- Dark Oak, veneer top,
with 4 chair, leaf, Very stur-
dy. $75. or best offer.
(863)673-3662
TABLE, Palm Tree Design.
Round, Wrought Iron. Includes
.2 matching chairs. $100,
(863)357-2211
TV, 32" w/Entertainment Cen-
ter, Asking $400 neg.
(561)985-1873
TV CABINET, Oak, Also holds
VCR or DVD Player. $100..
(863)357-2211
WATERBED-King size, Every-
thing included. No head-
board, Great condition.
$100. (863)763-6909,



CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
CLUB CAR, '97- Exc. cond.,
good batt/charger, $1599.
(863)697-1350/763-2063.
EASY GO GOLF CART 1984,
Complete rebuilt engine &
clutches. Clean. Good cond.
$2200. (863)692-2229.
EASY GO Good cond. good
battery & charger. $799.
Neg. (863)697-1350 or
(863)763-2063,
GOLF CLUBS, Callaway
Woods, Ladies, Ladies, Right hand,
Driver, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7. $350
for, will sep. 863)467-1910
LADIES GOLF CLUBS- left
Shaded, woods, 1,3,5 & 7,
Irons 4 thru wedge, graphite
shaft, -f $125.
(863)467-6162.
WORK CART- 4 seater, bed w/
lift gate, 36V charger, work
or pleasure. Good condition,
$925. (863)697-2033.



Teeter Rotation Hang Up Ta-
ble: For proper body align-
ment. Never used. New!
$250. neg. (863)467-8548
WEIGHTS & BENCH- 410 Ibs,
w/ extras, $175 or best of-
fer. (863)983-2246.



CHAISE LOUNGE Large,
$250 firm for 2. Call
863-357-9453.
PATIO FURNITURE- 10 piec-
es, Ionize aluminum. Table &
bar fiberglass. $175. neg
(863)467-8050
WICKER SET-K2 chairs & a
table OK condition $25
(863)983-2246


HANDICAPPED SCOOTER-
runs good, with charger,
$350 (863)763-6630.
SCOOTER Space Saver, 3
wheel, good condition $650
(863)357-8788
WALKER, Deluxe: 4 Wheel
w/seat & basket. $75
(863)763-2458


LIFT CHAIR Electric, in very
good cond. $350
(863)763-2458
RAILROAD CROSS TIES- 100,
$800. Will separate.
(863)801-1666
SEEKING BASS PLAYER
For Okeechobee Area
Christian Blues Band
Call Jerry (863)467-6793


DRUM SET, $80
(863)675-2627
DULCIMER, Wooden, Hand-
crafted. Like new. Includes
case. Must sell! $275. or
best offer. (863)467-8548
Elec. Guitar, Harmony, stand,
tuner, carry case & 2 Har-
mony amps w/chord, never
used, $350. (863)673-2465
PIANO- Remington, needs
tuning & key pads. $695.
(561)449-9635



OFFICE SAFE- Shaw Walker,
2'x2'x4 1/2' $795.
561-449-9635


ALBINO COCKATIEL'S- (2)
hand fed, with cage, $75.
(863)983-6537.
rALPACKA- $500 or trade
1(863)673-1567 1
AMERICAN BULLDOG PUP-
Male, no papers. $200.
(863)634-7108
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIG
$50 (863)983-7702
BABY SUGAR GLIDER- In-
cludes large cage $300.
(863)634-2077
BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES,
Approx. 8 wks. old. Pure bred.
Males. Shots/Wormed. $350.
(863)673-2260/674-1322
BUNNIES, LIONS MANE
LOP EARED
Ready August 6th. Adorable.
$35. (863)763-7779
BURMESE PYTHON, 12 Ft.,
Female, Very tame. $300 or
best offer. (863)228-7230
CHOCOLATE LAB- 1 yr old fe-
male. Greats kid. $200. or
best offer
(863)673-0476/675-0325
LLAMA- $500 or trade
(863)673-1567
TRITON COCKATOO: Rare, Fe-
male, Great pet. Very lovable
w/large cage & access. $1800
neg. (863)228-7230



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



CD/MP3 PLAYER, Alpine,
w/XM Satellite Radio tuner &
Antenna, $300,
(863)763-9756
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
sep. (863)763-9756
STEREO with CD/double deck
player, AM/FM, $40/neg.
Call 863-674-0304.
TAPE PLAYER/RECORDER
Sony, 100 country cassettes
$50 (863)697-2033



CB RADIO- Uniden brand,
missing microphone, $20.
(863)674-0098.
OUTSIDE TV ANTENNA Com-
plete w/mast & rotor. Good
shape. $100 or best offer.
(863)467-8856
TELEVISION- 19", Sanyo, re-
mote, antenna, good picture,
$50. (863)674-0098.
TV Floor Model, 27" Walnut
grain, $75. (863)357-8788


PRESSURE WASHER
2400 PSI, 51/2/p, Honda
Engine $300 (863)763-3599
WELDER, Electric, Miller, Blue
Star 2E. & Small electric air
compressor on 2 wheel trail-
er. $1500 (863)675-8074


FOOS BALL TABLE, $75.
(863)763-4684
X BOX- With 4 games, 1 Con-
troller, 3 mo old. $175.
(863)261-2263


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

Agriculture |



Christmas Trees 745


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos,,'
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent .. 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent .1', 94d
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960


OKEE- 3BR, 2BA, Gar., Pool
Kings Bay $935. mo +
$1300 Sec. Dep., Ameri-Prty
Mngmnt (772)370-3752


NORTH OKEECHOBEE/VIKING
2 adjacent lots, 6 acres
each. $1000 mo each lot
Call (561)236-8708


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


HORSES, 12 yr. old, Appaloo-
sa Mare. Good w/kids. May
be in foal. Good 4-H project.
$1500 (863)634-7801
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 ycs.
old & Quarter Horse Gelding, 3
yrs. old. $3000 for both, will
sep. (239)694-5611
REG PASO FINO MARE,-
12yrs old, smooth gait, does
it all, $2300 (863)763-1504.



TOP SOIL, $1.25 cu. yd.
Loaded on your truck or
can arrange hauling
@ your expense. 3 mls. from
Okeechobee City. Call Tony
@ (561)721-5770



JOHN DEERE GATOR, $1000
(863)801-1666
LAWN EQUIPMENT
Toro Z Master, 10mph, Echo
Weedeater & Blower w/
trailer $5000(863)467-8250
PRESSURE WASHER, 2500
psi's whose & wand. $250.
(863)675-7504
PRESSURE WASHER, EX-CEL
2200 PSI, Honda Engine, 5.0
hp., New power head. Asking
$300. (863)467-7404
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for all,
will sep. Will Deliver
(863)357-6202 / 261-4999
RIDING MOWER -Sears Best
44" cut, sun top, bumper &
extras. Pd $3000 asking
$1400 (863)763-8449
Snapper, 18hp vanguard, j-
stick steering, 2yrs, warran-
ty, 0-radios, used 1 season,
new set of blades, New
$4,500. Asking $3,000.
(302)697-3931


BABY DUCKS: For Sale
(863)467-3841
LIVESTOCK TRAILER
Ideal for horses & livestock
$500 (561)236-8708 anytime


Rentals


Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos.
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspectioni1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



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


Okeechobee 5/2 Acres,
2 Buildable Lots. Cleared.
Well & Electric. $350,000.
(863)610-0219 5pm-7pm


OKECHOBEE- 1.25 acres in
the Vikings. High & dry, near
46K acre State Preserve.
Buy now, prices are going up!!
$31,000 (561)262-6884
Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
classified.

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Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed,'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 8415
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds, Plants,'
Flowers 865



HORSE TRAILER- 2 horse, all
aluminum, good tires, extra
tall, new floor, needs paint.
$2500 neg (561)719-3641.


Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Sklis 3015
Marine Accessories3020
Marine Miscellaneous3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehele/ATV 3035


BOAT, 11 Ft., Completely
remodeled, 135 hp Mariner,
Bimini Top. $3900
(863)673-4405
Carolina Skiff, '05, 21', DLX,
trir, 90hp Yamaha, biminy
top, great white trolling mo-
tor, live well, misc. equip-
ment, exc. cond., $8,995.
(863)983-8417

EBBTIDE BASS BOAT 1983,
16' 6" w/115 hp. Evinrude &
Trolling Motor. $1800 or best
offer. (863)632-9166
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.
(863)697-1645.
PONTOON BOAT- 26', w/
70hp Yamaha oil injected
engine, trim tilt, 28 gal ss
fuel tank, new bimini, partial-
ly rigged for fishing or party-
ing, no trailer, $2500 or best
offer (877)556-0514 toll
free.
TRACKER PONTOON 21' W/
Trailer, '2005 Mercury 60 HP
4 stroke motor. $9995.
(863)357-7309
CmpersM 301


Itasca Winnebago, '84, 27/2
ft., sleeps up to 8, new gen-
erator, runs good, $6300.
(863)467-24802
MOTORHOME- '1990, Kountry
Star, Class C, 30', new tires
generator batteries. 49K,
$13,000. (863)763-5870
RV'S (2) one w/screened in
porch. For rent or for sale.
For more information call
(863)763-3599
WILDERNESS, 32', like new,
a/c, heat,sleeps 6, storage,
$9000 or best offer.
786-423-7057
Join all the people who
say, "I sold it in the
classifieds"



MARINER- Outboard motor,
Runs, 40HP $800. or best
offer, (863)983-2255
PROPELLER, Stick, For Air
Boat, 72x48,
$250.(863)528-1894




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



BOAT TRAILER- 16' Single ax-
le, Heavy galvanized. $400.
-302)678-1819 Call before



DIRT BIKE- Kawasaki KX1 00,
'02, Excellent shape. $1800.
or best offer.
(863)605-1203
Hf( DA 350 CLASSIC, '73,
"ood condition, $600 or
best offer. (772)418-5671
MINI CHOPPER New, only
rode twice. $475
(863)763-3599
SCOOTER- '04, 50cc, 4 cycle,
$975. (863)674-0360.
TRIUMPH CLASSIC, '73-
black, $2500.
863)674-0898.


Hendersonville, NC, moun-
tains. Very upscale, new,
3bd/3.5ba Deltec. Small gat-
ed, quiet neighborhood.
3000', cool, private. 10
miles off 1-26. Easy-access.
Reduced. $625,900.
S828)693-1218. Won't last!
create available.
SAMSON ALABAMA- 300 ac
1 mi of River frontage 1/4 mi
creek frontage Exc Deer &
Turkey hunting approx 150
ac. approved pasture & 150
ac. timber Contact Trey
Faulk (334)898-7187

MobileHomes



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



MH, 12x60, roof over, 7x27
Fla. room, Must be moved,
$5,000 or best offer.
(863)763-3597
Mobile Home, Singlewide,
'93 12x64, 3BR/1BA, must
be moved, asking $2800.
305-245-8768/345-1319
New DWMH 4 rent or sale.
Large 3bd/2ba. 4 Seasons
screen patio, carport, Call
(863)467-2261.
OKEE- Waterfront 3BR, 2BA,
Double lot, 2-Living rooms, 2-
Carport's, 3-Storage sheds.
120K 863-467-4449
OKEECHOBEE, 14X70, 2BD,
2BA, New Roof on 2 lots.
$100,000. or best offer.
(863)697-6398






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GO CART, 2 Seater, 5.5 hp en-
gine. $350 or best offer.
(863)227-2600
GO CART, 2 seater, 5hp
Briggs & Stratton mtr, roll
cage & pads, $250 or best
offer. (863)675-2236 Iv msg
YAMAHA PW80- '95, Dirt Bike
runs good, $350.
(863)357-1960 or
(863)634-5402.

Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



CADILLAC SEVILLE, '91-
white, 4dr, leather, clean,
$2500 (863)674-0898.
CAVALIER WAGON- '93,
needs work. $300.
(863)610-0415
CHEVY CAMARO Z 28'95
Small amount of damage, 97k
orig mi, 3 owner car, runs
gd $2500 (772)971-7660
CHRYSLER NEW YORKER
'89, 4dr, 83K mi, good cond.
white, $1000 or best offer
(863)697-3090
FORD ESCORT- '91, Runs
Great $500.(863)302-1818
KAR KADDY- Tow dolly, steer-
ing chassis, surge brakes,
used very little $1250.
(863)467-4598


MERCURY-' 89, Grand
marque Nice cond. Very de-
pendable. Tan w/white top.
$2200. neg 863-675-3726
MITSUBISHI MIRAGE 1992,
Needs fuel pump. $600 or
best offer. (863)357-3633
OLDS CUTLASS, '77, V8, red,
2 door, w/hardtop, exc.
cond. In & out, runs great,
$3000. (863)675-3774
OLDS CUTLASS CIERA, '84-
80,870 miles, Reliable. A/C
compressor bad, $500 neg.
(239)728-6273.
OLDSMOBILE, '97- 4dr, 54AK
miles, all power, like new,
$5000 (863)675-2392.
PONTIAC GRAND AM. '00-
$8000, some warranty left,
S(863)673-3900
PONTIAC GRAND AM '95
Needs some engine work,
has four new tires & a/c.
$550 (863)674-0825
PONTIAC TRANS AM, '87,
Sports car or collector, one
owner, gold on black, 305
V8, auto, digital dash, t-tops,
85k mi., $7000.
(863)612-0009
Toyota Camry LE, '93, dark
green ext. w/beige cloth int.,
181k hwy mi., exc. cond.
$2195. (863)467-2982
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 RANGER P/UP 1983,
4x4, 2.8 V6, Runs good. Own-
er purchased new truck. Must
sell. $1300 (863)381-0432


CAMPER SHELL, for full size
Dodge pickup, 61/ ft. bed,
$400 or best offer.
(863)946-1794
JEEP '91- parts only, was run-
ning, $500 or best offer.
(863)357-1976.


ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Nev-
er ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
FORD BRONCO- '79, for parts
only. $300. (863)763-5147
FORD RANGER-'98, Wrecked,
Hit on the drivers front side.
No damage to motor, Low
mi. $1000. 863-634-2077
PONTIAC GRAND AM '89
For parts, no title $250
(863)674-0825
TIRES (4) Bart Wheels,
14x15, 8 lug w/36" Swam-
per's. $600. (863)528-1894



TRAILER HITCH- for boat or
trailer, off a '95 Windstar,
bolts on, cost $120 asking
$80. (863)610-0521.
TRANSMISSION, Rebuilt, Tur-
bo, 200R4, w/GM converter,
$200 or best offer.
(863)467-8856.


CAMPER TOP- 8', P/U Long
bed. $150. (863)697-9113
CAMPER TOP- for 8ft bed
pickup, $50.
(863)675-8760.
CHEVY- '89, V8, Runs excel-
lent condition. $1400.
(863)634-6654


CHEVY 8-10 '94 Club Cab.
A/C, Auto, Stereo, C/C.
$3299 cash or finance
w/$1200 down. $60/wkly.
(954)587-2644/260-1933
CHEVY S10 PICK UP 1995, 2
wd., 5 spd., 4 cyl. New tires
& engine! $1995 or best of-
fer. (863)528-4372
FORD F250, '88- Lariat, Ex-
tended cab, PW,PS, runs,
$1200. or will trade for good
4 wheeler. (863)634-7706.
FORD RANGER XLT 1998, 4
cyl., 5-spd., pwr. locks/win.
Runs good. $1800 Call Matt
@ (863)673-0354


MAZDA B2000, '87- w/cap,
good A/C, runs good, 98K
miles. Asking $1800
(239)728-6273.

TOOL BOX- 5' inside dimen-
Sion, heavy duty, for pickup.
$40. (863)675-8760,


FLAT BED TRAILER- Goose
Neck Dove Tail. 18', Heavy du-
ty. $1250. (772)489-6837

FLAT BED UTILITY TRLR-
20ft, dual axle, pressure
treated decking, $800
(863)228-3887.

Utility Trailer, 7 ton, 16 ft., GI
Hitch, new tires, metal floor,
$1200. (863)697-2076 aft 5
pmr


Chevy Gladiator G20 Van,
'93, w/new trans., 50k mi.
on rebuilt 350, runs great,
$2400. (863)673-2465
FORD HI-TOP CONV VAN,
'88- full power, runs good,
AC not working, 2nd owner,
$1800 (954)584-7912.


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Public N0tices




Public Notice 1 5005
State Public *
Legal Notice 5500




IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File-No.: 2005CP135
ESTATE OF
HENRY RICHARD SHAUDYS,
Deceased
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Henry
Richard Shaudys, deceased, File
Number 2005CP135, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Okeechobee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is 304 Northwest Second
Street, Room 101, Okeechobee, Flori-
da 34972. The name and addresses
of the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other
persons having claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, on whom a copy of this notice
is served must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE
OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE
ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AF-
TER THE DECEDENT'S DATED OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is July 12th, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Helena S. Shaudys
2718 SE 32nd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Attorney for Personal Representative:
LYTAL, REITER, CLARK, FOUNTAIN &
WILLIAMS
10th Floor Northbridge.C.etre
515 North FlagerDrive
Post Office Box 4056
West Palm Beach, orida 33402
Telephone: (561) 655-1990
By: Kevin Smith
Fla. Bar #861030
69018 ON7/12,19/05


ga a Itice


IN THE CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2003-CA-227
TERRY L. VITITOE a/lk/a TERRY
VITITOE and SANDRA E. VITITOE,
/k/a SANDY VITITOE, his wife,
Plaintiffs,
vs
COMMUNITIES FINANCIAL CORP,
et al,, Defendants.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: COMMUNITIES FINANCIAL CORR, a
Florida corporation; LISA L. DRAPER,
SONYA L. LITTLE, CHRISTINE K. EN-
DRES and STEVEN H. DRAPER, and
the unknown beneficiaries of Trust
Agreement No. 1, dated July 27,
1998, and all other parties having or
claiming to have any right, title or in-
terest in the subject real property.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an ac-
tion to quiet title to the following de-
scribed property in Okeechobee
County, Florida, to-wit:
PARCEL 1:
The East 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the
North 1/2 of the North 1/2 and the
West 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the North
1/2 of the North 1/2 of Tract 31 in
Section 33, in the SOUTHERN COLO-
NIZATION COMPANY plat of Township
34 South, Range 33 East, according
to the plat thereof recorded in Plat
Book 4, pages 3 thru 3E, inclusive, of
the public records of Okeechobee
County, Florida.
PARCEL 2:
The East 1/2 of the East 1/2 of the North
1/2 of the North 1/2 and the West 1/2
of the East 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the
North 1/2 of Tract 31, in Section 33,
in the SOUTHERN COLONIZATION
COMPANY plat of Township 34 South,
Range 33 East, according to the plat
thereof recorded In Plat Book 4, pages
3 thru 3E, inclusive, of the public
records of Okeechobee County, Flori-
da.
has been filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to it on TOM W.
CONELY, 111, of CONELY & CONELY,
RA., whose address is Post Office
Drawer 1367, Okeechobee, Florida
34973-1367, and file the original with
the Clerk of the above styled Court on
or before August 8, 2005; otherwise a
judgment may be entered against you
for the relief demanded In the Com-
plalnL
W TNESS my hand and the seal of said
Court on June 29, 2005.
SHARON ROBERTSON
Clerk of Said Court
By:/S/Debbie Goodrich
Deputy Clerk
66897 ON 7/5,12,19,26/05

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Pbic No~~e., II


PROJECT NO. 20435
OKEECHOBEE HIGH SCHOOL
RENOVATIONS TO BUILDING 8
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 up to 2:00 3.m. Au.
gust 8, 2005 for all materials and labor necessary for:
Renovations to Building 8
Okeechobee High School
Okeechobee, Florida
Bidder shall complete a list of sub-bidders with whom he will sub-contraci work in
connection wth this project. This list shall accompany the contractors bid. Fail-
ure to provide a list shall be grounds for rejection of the bid.
Plans and specifications are on file in the office of:
Dale Barrett, Director of Operations
Okeechobee County School Board
700 SW 2nd Avenue, Room 110
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-462-5000 ext. 236
and
BMK Architects, Inc.
323 Central Avenue
Sarsota, FL 34236
941-356-6056
Copies of said plans and specifications may be obtained at the office of said Archi-
tect or the office of Dale Barrett, upon the deposit of S100.00 for one set of plans
and specifications; said deposit will be returned to the contractor upon return of
said plans and specifications in good condition, and upon receipt of a bona fide
bid.*
Each bid shall be accompanied by a Bid Bond in the amount of 5% of the maximum
bid, payable to the School Board of Okeechobee County, as evidence of good
faith and guaranteeing hat the successful bidder will execute and furnish to the
School Board of Okeechobee County a good and sufficient performance bond as
required by Florida Statute Section 1013.47 in the penal sum of 100% of the es-
calated amount of the contract guaranteeing the performance of said contract;
and a payment bond as required by Section 1013.45 and 255.05, Florda Stat-
. autes, guaranteeing the payment of all debts pertaining thereto. Each bid shall be
accompanied by a sworn.statement under Section 287.133(3(a), Florida Stat-
utes, on Public Entity Crimes and the Drug Free Workplace Certifcation.
Each bond shall be issued by a surety company licensed and authorized to do busi-
ness in the State of Florida having a general bond holders rating of A+ excel-
lent and a financial ration of BBB+ or better in Florida satisfactory to the
Owner, within ten (10) days after being awarded the contract, the premiums of
said bonds to be paid by the Contractor. Said bonds to be recorded in accor-
dance with School Board instructions.
All Bids shall be placed in an envelope, sealed, and addressed to the School Board
of Okeechobee County, and the name of the project should be placed on the out-
side of the envelope and words indicating that the envelope contains a bid for
said project
MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE: July 27, 2005,10:00 a.m., prevailing time at
the office of Dale Barrett, Director of Operations, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Room
110, Okeechobee, FL 34974.
The Contractor will be required to build and have the project substantially complet-
ed January 06, 2006 and have the actual site work, including punch list items
and site clean up, totally completed within 30 days thereafter. Failure to do so
will result in liquidated damages in the amount of $500.00 per day for each date
of actual substantial completion exceeds the scheduled date of substantial com-
pletion; and a further sum of $100.00 per calendar day in liquidated damages for
each day the date of actual final completion exceeds the scheduled date of final
completion.
The successful bidder, if any, will be notified within 15 days after the bid is accept-
ed.
The School Board of Okeechobee County reserves the right to reject any and all
bids and to waive any informalities. All proposals shall remain in force for 30
days after the date of opening.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
By: Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools
68988 ON 7/12,19,26/05


Community Events

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

Red Cross needs instructors
Have you saved a life today? Volunteer as an American Red Cross
Instructor and teach others the skills they need to save lives. You can
help the American Red Cross reach people in your community with
lifesaving training, including CPR, First Aid, Automated External
Defibrillation, and HIV/AIDS 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 Free-
dom Iraqi. The church will be sending care packages to 20 service-
men in the Army stationed in Iraq. These soldiers serving our coun-
try 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 infor-
mation, contact Chairperson Myra White at (863) 357-2975.

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

Red Cross seeks DAT volunteers
The American Red Cross is looking for volunteers to be part of
their Disaster Action Team (DAT). The DAT is made up of a group of
trained volunteers who respond to local disasters such as structure
fires, floods, etc. If you would like to give of your time and talents to
help local citizens in a time of disaster, please contact Andy or Can-
dace at the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling
(863) 763-2488.

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 at (863) 357-3442, or John White at (863) 357-2975.

Food pantry reopens
Okeechobee Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 312 N. Parrott
Ave., is open again. It is located in the back parking lot of the church.
The temporary gray box is stocked and ready for anyone who needs
food. All you need is an I.D. The hours of operation are Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until noon.

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for
two to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days, Mon-
day through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We are
also looking for a volunteer to become the director and a board
member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should communicate
well with the public and should be able to seek support from city
and county officials, business executives and other organizations.
Work days and hours are flexible. Call (863) 634-2306 for informa-
tion.

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


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