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Okeechobee News


Vol. 96 No. 201


Wednesday, July 20, 2005


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Briefs

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

Plans to reprint
book under way
Due to recent interest, the
Okeechobee Historical Society
is making plans to reprint the
book "Strolling Down Country
Roads" by lvila Valentine and
Betty Chandler Williams.
The expected cost is $35 to
$40 per copy, arid the Historical
Society hopes to have books
available by Christmas.
If you are interested in a
copy send your name, address
and telephone number to:
Betty C. Williamson, P.O. Box
249, Okeechobee, Fla., 34973.
This will not obligate you to buy
the book, but you will be noti-
fied when they are available.
You are asked to send this
information to Mrs. Williamson
soon.

Dixie boys
tourney results
Majors Division
Callaway def. Okeechobee 3-2

Map company
not with Chamber
If someone has contacted
you in the recent weeks regard-
ing a county-wide map, please
be advised they are not associ-
ated with the Okeechobee
County Chamber of Commerce
and their maps will not be avail-
able at the Chamber office.
These companies periodically
come into town to sell ad space
and should not be associated
with your local chamber.
The Chamber is in the
process of gathering informa-
tion to print a new up to date
comprehensive City-County
map that will be made avail-
able to our law enforcement,
firemen, rescue personnel and
individuals. These maps will
only be available in the Cham-
ber office. Any information
regarding these maps will be
done out of the Chamber office
by staff, with no out of town
interference.


Drought Index
Current: 206
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.62 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
12.29 feet
(SOURCE: South
Florida Water
Management
District. Depth given in feet
above sea level.)

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RV issue still undecided


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
There was good news and bad
news at the Okeechobee Utility
Authority (OUA) board of direc-
tors meeting Tuesday King's
Bay will see a reduction in their
monthly bills, but RV park owners
will have to wait on their billing
fate.
The board spent a good deal of
time discussing pay requests and
modifications concerning the new
surfacewater treatment plant and,


once again, discussed options
concerning the sewer plant
expansion.
The board had been scheduled
to review the existing and pro-
posed definitions of mobile
homes and RVs and consider a
resolution on the issue. The utility
had been billing owners of RV
parks the base rate for a mobile
home for each RV with perma-
nent attachments.
When some park owners
questioned this billing procedure,


OUA sent out a letter to all park
owners dated July 7 stating that
the executive director asked the
attorney and the board to review
this issue. In the meantime, all RVs
would be billed at the same rate.
The letter went on to state that
park owners were given credit for
the months of May and June for all
RVs charged at the higher rate.
Board attorney Tom Conely
said he was not prepared to offer
anything yet. He said there was
more involved than simply writing


Summer: Children enjoy the pool


Okeechobee News photos/D. Hamilton
Both Katelynn and Apryle were blinded by the sun glaring off the water when they came
up for air at the Okeechobee Sports Complex pool on Tuesday.


a definition and he asked that the
item be pulled from the agenda.
OUA Finance Officer Marita
Rice verified that currently all RVs
and park models are being billed
at the same base rate, and that this
billing was made retroactive.
It was noted that the board
would take up the issue again at
the August meeting.
While King's Bay homeowners
received a break on their monthly
maintenance fee, they did ,not
receive, answers to other ques-


tions. Based on maintenance
expenses incurred in the last 12
months at the subdivision, the
board voted to lower the monthly
maintenance fee from $7.89 per
month to $6.21 per month.
As part of a special agreement
with OUA, King's Bay homeown-
ers pay a monthly maintenance
fee for OUA to routinely repair,
maintain and pump out their sep-
tic tanks. The agreement also calls
for OUA to retrofit or replace
See OUA-Page 2


School board



will discuss



'05-06 budget


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
It's that time of year again
-- budget hearing time and
when the Okeechobee County
School Board meets Thursday
they will discuss their tentative
millage rate and tentative
budget for the 2005-06 fiscal
year.
A variety of other items will
be discussed at their 6 p.m.
meeting. The meeting will be
held in their meeting room at
700 S.W. Second:Ave.
The board will be taking
action on one recommenda-
tion for expulsion.
They are also scheduled to


approve for advertisement two
policy changes. One is a policy
on assisting teachers to be
become highly qualified. This
policy is being adopted in
accordance with the No Child
Left Behind Act.
The second policy to be
considered for advertisement
is the student progression plan
that involves the impact of
attendance on earning credits,
notification of parents of mid-
dle school students concern-
ing reading level and clarifica-
tion on grades earned in
Home Education for students
in grades 9 12.
See Budget Page 2


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Lola and Jr. Parker sit in the shade with grandson, Dylan Cosme during a family swim
outing at the Sports Complex pool on Tuesday. Mrs. Parker said that she works in the
finance department for the City of Okeechobee and was taking a few days vacation to
enjoy her grandchildren.




Wildlife center projects


are focus of Rotary meeting


By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
"It's a new maximum of soli-
tude" said Tracy Holworth, an
intern at Arnold's Wildlife
Refuge. Tracy was talking about
her work at the center which
works to develop community
awareness to the value of Florida
wildlife.
Ms. Holworth, a graduate of
Florida State University with a
bachelor's degree in biology,
works with the center's owner
Sue Arnold. The center offers a
wide variety of wildlife educa-
tional programs as well as res-
cue, rehabilitation and the return
of recovered animals to their nat-
ural habitat.
"All animals rescued cannot
be released to their natural habi-
tats due to the nature of their
injuries or illnesses," said Ms.


Holworth. "Some animals are
too badly injured or have been in
captivity since birth and do not
have the ability to defend them-
selves in the wild."
She also discussed some of
the programs and projects that
Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
Center is doing. She told the
group about the summer camp
that was hosted at the center in
the earlier part of the summer.
Children from all over the area
enjoyed a one week summer day
camp program that included arts
and crafts, interacting with the
animals, feeding and caring,
learning and experiencing life at
the center for the animals that
live there.
The income generated from
the summer camps are just one
of the ways that the not-for-profit
agency sustains itself.
"The children also learned


about some tips on helping
wildlife if they were to encounter
an injured animal with some
guidance from guest speakers
from the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC)," explained Ms. Hol-
worth.
She told the Rotarians that the
center receives help from several
organizations in retrieving sick
and injured animals, such as
Okeechobee Animal Control and
the FWC.
"The U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Commission has mandated that
we build a new flight cage", she
said. "The flight cage will house
our raptors and their nesting
young. The cage will cost about
$20,000, of which we are pleased
to say that we have raised about
three-fourths of (that amount)
See Rotary Page 2


UKeecnooee News/u. Hamilton
Tired of the heat
Tiffany and Tony Bowers and friend Todd Daughtrey
were just hanging around the Wooden Jungle play-
ground on Tuesday. All three of the children say they are
ready to get back to school and friends in a couple of
weeks.


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2 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 20,2005


News Briefs Infant found in pool still critical in WPB hospital


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
Wednesday, starting at 9 a.m.

Foley's aide
to visit locally
OKEECHOBEE Ann Decker,
aide to U.S. Rep. Mark Foley (R),
16th Congressional district, will be
in room 106 of the Okeechobed
County Courthouse on Thursday,
July 28, from 9 until 11 a.m.
Ms. Decker can also be reached
by calling (863) 763-6441.

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By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
An 18-month-old boy remains
in critical condition in a West
Palm Beach hospital after he was
found floating in the family's
swimming pool following a
birthday party at his home.
According to a report by
Deputy Richard Durfee, of the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office, he was summoned to a
home in the northwest section of
the county around 3:47 p.m. on


OUA

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pumps and hatches throughout
the subdivision for a fee of
$130,664.
The King's Bay Homeowners'
Association had sent a letter to
OUA with questions about the
retrofit, the issuance of a mainte-
nance schedule and the manage-
ment of the money already paid by
King's Bay for the retrofit. The letter
expressed concern about OUA's
intentions.
Mary .Jurs, president of the
Kings Bay Homeowners' Associa-
tion, said she did not feel the board
gave satisfactory answer to their
questions. She stated that OUA's
responses raised more questions
than answers.
Colin Cameron, attorney for the
homeowners association, had sent
a letter to the board asking when
homeowner's yards would be
cleaned up after the retrofit. That
letter was not addressed at the
meeting.
In an unrelated matter, the
board acted on several items con-
cerning the new water treatment
plant.
After considerable discussion
the board approved modifications
to the new water treatment plant
that would allow for automated
operations at a cost of $20,802.60.
The board also approved addition-
al engineering fees for LBFH at a
cost of $13,210, The board denied


Sunday, July 17. At the time,
states his report, the infant was
not breathing.
Upon his arrival, said Dep.
Durfee, the infant was on a
stretcher and emergency person-
nel from the Okeechobee County
Fire/Rescue Department were
trying to resuscitate the infant.
The deputy stated in his report
that the infant's mother was
cleaning the house following the
party and her daughter was in
the pool. She went on to tell the


a request from Cardinal Construc-
tion Company to reduce retainage
on the project from 1 percent to .5
percent.
The board spent some time dis-
cussing the cost of fixing the prob-
lem caused by sand filters clogging
up at the treatment plant. In the
end, the board directed the con-
tractor to fix the problem with the
responsibility for the cost to be
determined at a later time. There
was disagreement as to whether
the problem was a design problem
or a contractor problem.
L. C. Fortner, OUA executive
director, told the board that
because of unusually wet condi-
tions OUA has not been able to
land-apply the treated residuals
from the sewage plant. The only
alternative, he said, is to truck the
treated residuals to the landfill. The
board appropriated $30,000 to
cover that cost of trucking residuals
to the landfill, which was deemed
sufficient for July through Septem-
ber.
Board member Harry Molden-
hauer asked if this was the most
economical method.
Mr. Fortner replied that when
water is standing on their property,
they cannot land apply the residual
and that trucking to the landfill is
the only alternative.
Board member Eddie Trent
asked if this would help alleviate
the situation that brought on the
current Florida Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP)
warning letter. Mr. Fortner replied


deputy her daughter later
entered the house and apparent-
ly did not put up the ladder to the
pool. And, continued the deputy,
the mother thinks the door may
have also been left open.
Dep. Durfee stated that the
mother told him she could hear
the baby playing, so she contin-
ued to clean the home. However,
when she could no longer hear
the baby she began to look for
him.
When she saw that a door to


that residuals would be trucked to
the landfill until an agreement is
worked out.
The July 8 letter from DEP stat-
ed that OUA had applied more
than the maximum allowable
amount of phosphorous in land
applications of treated residuals
from their plant. The alleged viola-
tions took place on OUA land adja-
cent to the Cemetery Road plant
that is used for land application.
The letter went on to say that
violation of regulations many result
in civil penalties up to $10,000 per
violation, per day.
When asked about the warning
letter Mr. Fortner blamed the viola-
tion on wet conditions during
application. He said OUA would be
reviewing their land application
procedures.
Turning to another complicated
issue, the board once again tackled
the topic of expansion of the
wastewater treatment plant, and
must soon make a decision about
the method of effluent 'disposal.
The board has debated this issue
for some time and faces two chbic-
es creating a wetland with the
overflow going into Taylor Creek,
or deep well injection.
' Funding is also a problem at this
point. They need to solidify con-
struction plans so they can apply
for grants.
Local realtor Brandon Tucker
stated that the developers he repre-
sents would have no problem with
a nonrefundable impact fee. He
said that would give them assur-


the outside of the home was left
open she ran outside and saw
her child floating in the pool,
wrote the deputy. She and her
husband tried to grab the infant
from the side of the pool but
could not reach him. The boy
was now beginning to sink to the
bottom of the pool, stated the
deputy's report.
The father jumped into the
pool and pulled the infant from
the water. A family member then
called 9-1-1.


ance to break ground. He went on
to say that the developers would be
willing to put up the 'money to
build another sewage treatment
plant.
Mr. Tucker urged getting the
issue settled quickly so that expan-
sion will not be held up, and sug-
gested a site near King's Bay as the
location for a second treatment
plant.
He suggested a plant in that
area could handle expansion in
that part of the county and free up
the current plant to handle expan-
sion in the northern part of the
county.
"What we do in the next 24
months is going is going to shape
what happens economically in
Okeechobee in the next 20 years,"
he stated.
"I think everybody wants to
build as much capacity as we can
without the current customers
footing the bill," was the opinion of
board member and Okeechobee
County Administrator George
Long.
Until OUA receives the neces-
sary funding, he said OUA would
be open to anything. He said OUA
could borrow the money, but that
would be an undue burden on cur-
rent ratepayers.
"We're trying to put together a
funding process that doesn't
require that," he asserted.
However, Mr. Long expressed
reservations about building anoth-
er plant.
"Are we better off at the present


The deputy said the baby was
in the pool for about two min-
utes.
The baby was taken to
Raulerson Hospital, then later
flown to St. Mary's Hospital in
West Palm Beach.
According to Detective Brad
Stark, of the Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office, the baby appar-
ently entered the pool by climb-
ing the ladder.
The detective said the inci-
dent is still under investigation.


site or at another site?" he asked,
adding that a separate site requires
additional staffing and land.
Board member Elder Sumner
noted that if OUA could get figures
on the price of purifying water to
Lake Okeechobee standards, they
could dispose of treated effluent in
Taylor Creek with no problem.
He noted that the recent consul-
tant's recommendation to try to get
DEP credit for taking septic tanks
off line was "iffy."
The board agreed to have
another workshop at 7 pm on July
27 to discuss options concerning
the sewer treatment plant.
In other action, the board:
awarded a contract to All
Clean Services of Florida in the
amount of $5,950 to replace the
drain field at the maintenance
building.
approved a proposal from
Metzgar & Willard in the amount of
$6,000 for engineering fees for the
renewal of the DEP permit for the
Lakeview Estates wastewater treat-
ment plant.
renewed group medical
insurance with Blue Cross/Blue
Shield.
received a finance report for
the period ending June 30.
approved repair of two
pumps at the lift station at the cor-
ner of Southeast Seventh Street and
Southeast Sixth Avenue at a cost
not to exceed $22,568. Mr. Fortner
noted that there have been prob-
lems with these pumps recently
due to excessive amounts of rain.


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through fundraising efforts."
Ms. Holworth explained that
hurricanes Frances and Jeanne did
over $80,000 in damages to the
center and the flight cage was just
one of the areas damaged.
Another project in which the
animal refuge center is involved is
the building of a new half-acre but-
terfly garden. Ms. Holworth invited
anyone who is interested to come
out to the center to help with plant-
ing of the garden, which will entice
even more than the over 500 but-
terflies already found at the center.
S. The planting is scheduled to begin
nextweek.
If anyone is interested in helping
with the project, they are asked to
call Arnold's Wildlife Rehabilitation
S Center at (863) 763-4630.
In other Rotary Club business:
. new Rotary Club member,
Victor Martin was welcomed dur-
S.- ing the course of the weekly meet-
. ing.
club members voted in sup-
port of a project that will donate
funds back to the Rotary Club for
every donation made towards The
Walk for Breast Cancer scheduled
for Aug. 6.


Okeechobee News/D. Hamilton '
Tracy Holworth, an intern at
Arnold's Wildlife Refuge, paid
a visit to the weekly Rotary
Club meeting on Tuesday to
tell club members about
some new projects in the
works at the center.
the Rotary Minute was deliv-
ered by past president and club
member Mike Costopoulos, who
spoke about the motto of Rotary
Club and its dedication to service
above self. Mr. Costopoulos told
club members to make a point to
dedicate themselves with service
to community projects through
Rotary Club.
Rotary Club meetings are held
every Tuesday at noon at the Gold- '
en Corral Restaurant located at 700.,
S. Parrott Ave.


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Also on the agenda 'is an
amendment to the policy on ill-
ness or injury in the line of duty
leave.
Jobs descriptions for coordi-
nator of grants and special pro-
grams and ESSE Counselor will
also be considered.
An attendance manual, which
provides information regarding
attendance procedures and pro-
grams, will be considered.
Bids will be awarded for a bus
loop and covered walkways at
Central Elementary School, as
well as for the replacement of a
roof air conditioning unit at Year-
ling Middle School.
In other action, the board is
scheduled to:
revise personnel allocations
for 2005-06;
appoint a principal at Osce-
ola Middle School (OMS);
appoint two board mem-
bers to serve on the value adjust-
ment board;


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for food service managers;
approve two amendments
to the terminal pay program;
apply for a grant that will be
used to implement a Construc-


tion Management and Architec-
tural Technology Institute for the
2006-07 school year; and,
decide on participation on
the Small School District Council
Consortium.


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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 20, 2005


Community theatre seeks performers


The Okeechobee Community
Theatre .(OCT) is putting even
more effort than usual into its
call for local people who have
interest in performing on stage,
as it makes preparations for its
fall musical production, "110 in
the Shade".
"We're beginning to publi-
cize our upcoming auditions
way in advance this time, to be
sure more people can find out
about them," says OCT coordi-
nator/director, Ron Hayes. "This
show is so special that we want
to make sure that no one who
enjoys performing misses the
opportunity to be a part of it."
Auditions will be held.on Aug.
29 and 30, with four perform-
ances of the show scheduled for
mid-November.
"110 in the Shade" is one of
those real Broadway gems,"


Hayes says. "The setting is color-
ful, the story is engaging, and the
songs are outstanding."
He compares it to two Broad-
way classics, Rodgers and Ham-
merstein's "Oklahoma!", and
Meredith Willson's "Music Man".
"The setting and feel are similar
to "Oklahoma!", and the story
line is somewhat like "Music
Man", although the climax is
quite different."
As good as the show is, how-
ever, most people have probably
never heard of it, he says. 110 in
the Shade had the apparent mis-
fortune to premier on Broadway
in 1963 at the same time as
"Funny Girl" and "Hello Dolly".
Those two productions domi-
nated the scene, and prevented
the show from receiving the
attention it deserved. "And it cer-
tainly did deserve it," says Hayes.


The glorious musical score was
written by Harvey Schmidt and
Tom Jones, who also wrote "The
Fantastiks", the longest-running
musical in New York theatre his-
tory. .
That show ran non-stop for
nearly thirty-seven years.
Based on the play "The Rain-
maker", "110 in the Shade"
involves an intelligent young
lady who fears that she may just
end up an old maid because
men are intimidated by her brain
power.
It is this intelligence that helps
her to see through a smooth-
talking con man who breezes
into town claiming that he can
end the long drought by making
it rain.
A non-musical motion-pic-
ture version starred Kathryn
Hepburn and Burt Lancaster.


The cast calls for seven main
characters, and a host of sup-
porting towns-people. Ages
range from youth to senior adult.
Auditions for parts in the
show will be held at the Okee-
chobee Auditorium on the Okee-
chobee Freshman Campus at 7
p.m. on Monday and Tuesday
nights, Aug. 29 and 30. They are
designedto be "beginner friend-
ly," and require no prior stage
experience, and no prepared
material is necessary.
Anyone interested in informa-
tion, may call Ron or Jacque
Hayes, at (863) 763-1307.
The OCT, now in its twenty-
seventh year of producing
Broadway style comedies, dra-
mas and musicals, is a member
of the American Association of
Community Theatre, and the
Florida Theatre Conference.


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Obituaries


Katherine Mary Danks
Katherine Mary Danks, age 79,
of Okeechobee, died Monday,
July 11, 2005 at Lawnwood
Regional Med-
ical Center in
Fort Pierce. She
Was born May
13, 1926 in
Detroit, Mich.,
the daughter of
Frednrick and
Ruth Edwards.
Mrs. Danks had
been a resident Katherine
of Okeechobee Mary Danks
for 20 years.
She married John E. Danks of
Pigeon, Mich. on March 2, 1945,
and was a member of Cross
Lutheran Church. They later
moved to Saginaw, Mich. where
she was assistant manager of a
lingerie shop. She later became a
licensed real estate agent.
She was preceded in death by:
her parents; daughter, Debra
Danks; brother, Wellington
Edwards; and granddaughter,
Gail Gabor.
Survivors include: her beloved
husband of 60 years, John E.
Danks of Okeechobee; sons,
David Danks of Irons, Mich. and
Michael (Pat) of Idaho; daughters,
Kay Ann (Carl) Skowronski of
West Palm Beach and daughter,
Mary Jayne Gabor of Okee-
chobee; eight grandchildren,
Matthew :Skowronski, Scott
Gabor, Rachael Ramirez, Jared
Danks, Micah Skowronski, John
Paul Gabor and Ryan Gabor; 18
great-grandchildren; sisters,
Frankie Jickling of Marlette, Mich.
aqnd Margie (Tom) Case of Port
Huron, Mich.; and many nieces,
nephews, and lifetime friends.
A memorial service will be
held at a later date.
'All arrangements are under the
direction and care of the Buxton.
Funeral Home and Crematory.

Earl D. Jones
Earl D. Jones, age 80, of Ham-
let, Ind. died, July 11, 2005 at his
winter home in Okeechobee. He
was born Aug. 5, 1924 in Marshall
County, Ind. to Sherman and Mar-
guerite (Palmer) Jones. He was
the former owner of Jones Sales
and Service in Hamlet, Ind. for
over 50 years. Mr. Jones was avet-,


eran of WWII and a member of
the Hamlet American Legion Post
#356 and the Knox VFW.
He was preceded in death by
his parents.
He is survived by his brother,
Merle (Betty) Jones of Hamlet,
Ind.
Graveside service will be July
22, at 10 a.m. at Oak Hill Ceme-
tery in Plymoth, Ind. All arrange-
ments are under the direction of
Rannells Funeral Home, Hamlet ,
Chapel.

Stephanie A. Zicheck
Stephanie A. Zicheck, age 97,
died Monday, July 18, 2005 at Cit-
rus Memorial Hospital under the
care of Hospice of Citrus County.
She was born March 3, 1908 in
Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated
from Ohio State University and
worked as a Certified Public.
Accountant and owned apart-
ment houses, among other
things.
She was married in 1932 to
George Zicheck, and moved with
her husband to Brandon in 1946
and they owned the Puritan Hotel
and Zicheck's Restaurant in
Tampa. They also owned Casa
Juno Motel, Juno Beach; Gulf
Breeze Hotel, Venice; Kentucky
Colonel Motel, Brandenton and
Economy Motor Lodge in
Dundee.
She was preceded in death by
her husband in 1993.
Survivors include: her daugh-
ter, Beverly Zicheck of Yeehaw
Junction; son, Kenneth (Bonnie)
Zicheck of Floral City; four grand-
children, Theresa,, Barbara,
Michael and Kevin; eight great-
grandchildren, Jamie, Jordan,
Jacob and Jack Bush of Knoxville,
Tenn., Adam and Amy Alonso of
Valrico and Jarred and Zachary
Zicheck of Alpharetta, Ga.
A funeral mass will be said at
10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 21,
at Nativity Catholic Church, 705 E.
Brandon Blvd., Brandon. Inter-
ment will follow at Myrtle Hill
Cemetery, Tampa.
In lieu of flowers, contribu-
tions may be made to Hospice of
Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270,
Beverly Hills, Fla. 34464..
All arrangements are under the
directions of Garden of Memories
Funeral Home and Cemetery.


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ments will be published in the newspaper as space permits.
POOPER SCOOPER LAW: I saw where Port St. Lucie is drafting a
pooper scooper law for dogs. I think they need to draft that law here in
Buckhead Ridge too. It would be a lot better for the neighbors.

CONTAMINATED WATER: In regard to the contaminated water out
at North Elementary. We parents need to be concerned because it is all
low and the water moves around here and there, and the contamina-
tion has been allowed to run off every where. All those kids are
exposed to it and it won't show up for another 30 years.

TAX THE TRUCKS: The County Commissioners are always talking
about having a new taxing district for the people of Okeechobee that
need something done. Why is it that they don't put a taxing district on
trucks? They are tearing up the roads on the Southwest section of
town.

HEALTH INSURANCE: I was wondering how health insurance
companies can keep asking senior citizens to come and join them
when they can't even take care of the ones that they have now. You call
them for something and they are too busy to deal with it.

LITTER: It is a shame how everyone is throwing their trash out
along Charles Harvey Highway. Charles Harvey was a very caring and
dedicated County Commissioner who served the Okeechobee resi-
dents for many years. This is a disgrace to Mr. Harvey's memory and
the mowing could be done better. So please take your garbage home
and keep our county clean.

POST OFFICE: This is about the Post Office. I sent a letter off this
past weekend on Saturday and it was supposed to be there on Mon-
day. But, it didn't get there until Tuesday.

BOTH ARE BULLIES: I see in the paper where Saddam is being tried
for killing all those people in Iraq. I wonder if George W doesn't need
to be tried for killing all those Americans and Iraqis that he has caused
to be killed too. It seems like it's almost the same thing. They are both
bullies.

WE'LL MISS OUR NEIGHBORS: Well, it looks like the greedy land
hogs from the coast have gotten their way. They are making it so rough
on the people at Taylor Creek Lodge that they want to move out.
Unfortunately, some of us can't move our unit and so it will have to be
sold when we can get down there. We have been staying in that park
since 1982 and felt like it was home. We will miss the people who
were our neighbors for so long.

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Community Events,

Free nutrition clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis and
designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Health Center, 916
WN. Park St., on Aug. 8 and Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m. For information,
call (863) 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. Second St.
Sign ups and activities for children will begin at 10:30 a.m. The
showwill 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 min-
ister and illusionist, will be performing.

Agri-Civic center hosts horse show
The Miniature Horse Club of South Florida will be presenting
their Okeechobee show on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20 and 21,
at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center, 4200 S.R. 70 E. Both
show days begin at 10 a.m., with gates opening at 9 a.m. Tickets
at the gate will be $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and $1.50 for stu-
dents. The American Miniature Horse Registry classes will be
showcased on Saturday and the American Miniature Horse Asso-
ciation classes will be highlighted on Sunday. Halter (conforma-
tion) Classes will be held in the mornings and Performance
(jumping, obstacle and driving) Classes will be held in the after-
noon. For Miniature Horse Show event information, call (561)
798-6129, (863) 763-7724 or (772) 341-7610.





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Looking Back ...


The Okeechobee City Hall was constructed during the building boom in 1925-26. The architect used the Spanish style
of construction that was popular throughout Florida at that time. The cornerstone was laid in 1926. This photo also
appears in the 1993 book "Strolling Down Country Lanes" by Twila Valentine and Betty Chandler Williamson. Plans are
currently under way by the Okeechobee Historical Society to reprint the book "Strolling Down Country Lanes". Recent
interest in buying a copy of the book has been increasing, and the Historical Society needs an estimate of the number
of books to order. The expected cost is $35 to $40 per copy, and the society hopes to have the books available by
Christmas. If you are interested in buying a copy of the book send your name, address and telephone number to: Betty
C. Williamson, P.O. Box 249, Okeechobee, Fla., 34973. This will not obligate you to buy the book, but you will be noti-
fied when the books are available. You are asked to send your information to Mrs. Williamson soon. 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@okeechobee.com.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
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 Beau-
ty Salon located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public
service program to help women with cancer by teaching them beau-
ty techniques to diminish appearance-related side effects of treat-
ment. R.S.V.R 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 informa-
tion, contact Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.

Thursday
Tantie Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call
Margaret Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-
0183.
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 interest-
ed in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security
Death Index and military information available. For information, call
(863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. at the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m.
at the Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis
and the public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at
(863) 467-0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 47 will meet from 5 until 6:30
p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please
join us or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at
(863) 763-4923, for information.
Okeechobee County Blood Bank, 300 N.W. Fifth St., is open for
blood donations from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. For information, call (863)
467-9360. -
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 Gra-
ham or Irene Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon. 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 care-
givers, and is facilitated by Enid Boutrin M.S.W. of Hospice of Okee-
chobee, 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. The group is facilitated by social workers and
provides an opportunity for caregivers to give one another support,
information and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E.
Fourth St. For information, call (863) 467-2321.

Friday
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public is
invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing
weight and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to come
and see what we are all about. For information, contact Ollie Mor-
gret at (863) 467-9766.


Community Events

Coffee Klatch canceled
The monthly Chamber 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 (combina-
tion of two meats). Every sub includes a choice of cheese pro-
volone or yellow American lettuce, tomato, pickles, mayon-
naise or mustard. The sub also comes with a bag of chips and a
12-ounce soft drink for $5 per order, Orders can be delivered.
Orders can be.placed by fax at (863) 763-2481, or by phone (863)
763-4021.

River restoration is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
July 23, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at I and 6 p.m.
on 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The guest will be Louisa Kerwin, assis-
tant director of Florida Atlantic University's Center for Environ-
mental Studies and director of Riverwoods Field Laboratory;
Casey Trent, field coordinator, FAU Center for Environmental
Studies; and Ken Huser, Riverwoods Field Laboratory Facilities
manager. The topic will be the Kissimmee River Restoration, edu-
cational and scientific aspects.

Mexican rodeo and concert planned
The Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce will host a
Mexican rodeo and concert on Sunday, July 24, at the Fred Smith
Arena on the Brighton Reservation. Ms. Alicia Villarreal will be in
concert from Mexico, and there will be a special presentation by
Alejandra Mendoza. The master of ceremonies will be Rossana
Parodi. Also sharing the stage will be the San Martin Band and the
Habil De Michoacan group. The entertainment is coordinated
and provided through Morgan Renee Entertainment and Radio
Fiesta. Besides the entertainment, there will be great food and
drinks. If you would like to have a booth at the festival, call Patti at
(863) 983-8923 or the Chamber of Commerce at (863) 763-6464.
Tickets for the event are available at Azteca II and the LaFiesta
Store in Okeechobee, and Azteca stores around the lake. Tickets
will also be available at the arena. Children under the age of 10
will be admitted free. Other tickets are available for $35 for a fun-
filled day beginning at noon and ending around 8:30 p.m.

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 information,
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 Con-
sejo Consultivo para la escuela, miercoles, el 27 de Julio, a las 9
p.m., van a juntar en el bibliotea. Todo el public estan envita-
does 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 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.

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 meet-
ing is to update everyone on our progress and to prepare for the
future. We need volunteers to help in the organization and con-
struction 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 raising, site selec-
tion, family selection, public relations, volunteer coordination
and construction. This is not an orientation meeting for potential
applicants. Those who wish to apply for a Habitat house are wel-
come to volunteer to work on any of the committees other than
family selection. Contact the Habitat office at (863) 357-1371 for
information.


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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 20,2005


SPORTS 5


IOkeechobee blanks Sebring in state tourney


.. "


Okeechobee News photos/
Lorna Jablonski
Tyler Barber of Okeechobee took over on the
mound in the sixth inning to help cement the
:3-0 victory over Sebring for the Okeechobee
'Majors Monday evening at the Okeechobee
,Sports Complex.
By Loma Jablonski this week by
Okeechobee News Sebring Americ


; The Okeechobee Majors divi-
sion team advanced in the Dixie
,Youth Baseball State Tourna-
nent being held at the Okee-
chobee County Sports Complex


Okeechobee's Tyler Finney waits on the pitch
Monday night during the Dixie Youth state
tournament taking place at the Okeechobee
Sports Complex. The Okeechobee Majors
beat the Sebring American League 3-0 to
advance in tournament play.


defeating the
an League team
1,-, -


3-0 in front of a packed crowd
Monday night.
With the score at 0-0 in the
top of the second inning,
Zachary Voss hit a hard drive to
center. A walk then sent Justin


Morgan to first, moving Voss to
second. Another walk put south-
paw Timmy Farrell on first, mov-
ing Morgan to second and Voss
to third. Noah Wilcox was hit by
a pitch, which brought Voss
home to give Okeechobee a 1-0
lead.


The third inning saw Okee-
chobee earn another run when
Brandon Farless singled to center
to score Riley Carter, and earn an
RBI.
With the score now at 2-0,
Okeechobee continued to hold
the Sebring American team score-
less.
In the top of the fifth, a base hit
from Tyler Finney and a double
from Mark Weir again put Okee-
chobee in scoring position. Far-
less' sacrifice fly earned him an
RBI when Finney crossed home.
The game ended with Okee-
chobee on top 3-0.
Finney was named the player
of the game.
Okeechobee was slated to
meet Callaway Tuesday evening.
The Okeechobee Majors team
beat Belleview 1-0 on July 16,
then was defeated by East Lake-
, land 7-0 on July 17. They bounced
back from the loss to beat Sebring
onrJuly 18.
The Okeechobee AAA team
met a tough Quincy American
team and was defeated 10-4 on
Saturday evening. They took to
the field Sunday afternoon to
meet Wewahitchka in what
would be their final game of the
tournament. The game was close
but Wewahitchka came out on
top 7-5 to eliminate Okeechobee
from the tournament.
In other action in the Majors
division:
July 16: Chattahoochee def.
Fort Meade 3-0; Marianna def.
Havana 2-1; Bartow def. Lake
Placid 4-2; San Antonio def. Port
St. Joe 10-0; Okeechobee Nation-
al def. Belleview 1-0; East Lake-


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land def. Quincy American 13-0;
Callaway def. Sebring American
2-0; and, Sebring National def.
Southlake 7-1.
July 17: Marianna def. Chatta-
hoochee 4-3; Bartow def. San
Antonio 8-3; Havana def. Fort
Meade 10-7; Lake Placid def. Port
St. Joe 10-8; East Lakeland def.
Okeechobee 7-0; Callaway def.
Sebring National 4-3; Quincy
American def. Belleview 6-2; and,
Sebring American def. Southlake
3-0.
July 18: Marianna def. Bartow
2-0; Havana def. San Antonio 7-0;
Lake Placid def. Chattahoochee 4-
3; East Lakeland def. Callaway 5-
1; Sebring National def. Quincy
American 2-1; and, Okeechobee
def. Sebring American 3-0.
The results of the AAA division
games are:
July 16: Belleview def.
Graceville 10-0; Bartow def.


Spring Hill National 8-4; Sebring
National def. Wewahitchka 11-1;
Quincy American def. Okee-
chobee 10-4; Sebring American
def. Port St. Joe 12-2; Marianna
def. Belle Glade 18-3; South Lake
def. Grand Ridge 16-5; and, Wah-
neta def. Sneads 12-0.
July 17: Bartow def. Belleview
3-2; Sebring National def. Quincy
American 16-4; Spring Hill Nation-
al def. Graceville 8-2; Wewahitch-
ka def. Okeechobee 7-5; Sebring
American def. Marianna 8-7;
Wahneta def. South Lake 9-7; Port
St. Joe def. Belle Glade 9-2; and,
Grand Ridge def. Sneads 11-0.
July 18: Bartow def. Sebring
National 16-0; Spring Hill National
def. Quincy American 7-2; Belle-
view def. Wewahitchka .13-6;
Sebring American def. Wahneta
3-1; South Lake def. Port St. Joe
16-3; and, Marianna def. Grand
Ridge 3-2.


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OCRA hosting
state tourney
OCRA will host two divisions of
the 50th anniversary Dixie Youth
Baseball State Tournament July 16-
24 at the Okeechobee County
Sports Complex.
The AAA division will play on
fields 3 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 ands2 at the same times.
Admission charges are: daily
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interest in such funds or any portion thereof shall file a written claim with Sharon
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make sufficient proof of ownership and upon doing so shall be entitled to receive
any part of the money claimed. Unless said moneys are claimed on or before August
31, 2005, said moneys shall be declared forfeited to the State of Florida.


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Charles Kimber
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DATE
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04/16/1997
02/11/1999
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Clerk of Circuit Court
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The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 20, 2005 LIFESTYLES


Hometown Hospice mourns founder Community Events


Dame Cicely Saunders 87, the
founder of the modern hospice
movement died on July 14, 2005
at St. Christopher's Hospice in
London. Dame Cicely founded St.
Christopher's Hospice and dedi-
cated her life to alleviating the
pain and suffering of people with
life-limiting illnesses. The hospice
movement started in England
and became popular in the Unit-
ed States in the 1980's.
Since 1983 Hospice of Okee-
chobee has been serving those
with a life-limiting illness in Okee-
chobee and the surrounding
rural areas. They have modeled
the standards set by Dame Cicely
Saunders to improve the care of
people who have been diag-
nosed with life limiting illnesses.
However it does not end there,
support is also given to the fami-
lies of Hospice patients. Your
Hometown Hospice strives to
ensure that the highest quality of
care is given to patients and their
families.
Hospice of Okeechobee is
proud to announce that in the
first six months of 2005 they
experienced a 27 percent
increase in the number of
patients served. The Hospice staff
attributes the increase to a better
understanding about Hospice
services. Lisa Blackman, your
Hometown Hospice CEO stated,


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Special to Okeechobee News/Hometown Hospice
Some of the Hospice of Okeechobee nurses that stand ready to assist those needing a spe-
cial kind of caring are: (left to right) Brandy Raulerson, Gina Edwards, Leslie Schmidt and
Judi Winchester.


"People understand that Hospice
isn't always the end. Individuals
with many different types of life
limiting illnesses are actually eli-
gible to receive hospice services.
Hospice care is offered in the
patients' home and many


patients respond favorably to this
care. Hospice patients have
improved under the special care
that our nurses provide. Anyone
is welcome to get our services,
the cost of which is fully covered
by Medicare or other insurances.


Patients who improve can dis-
continue care and come back to
us later. The feedback that we
continuously receive from
patients and their families reaf-
firms that we are doing the right
thing."


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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.

New historical mugs on sale
The Okeechobee Historical Society has a new shipment of historical
Okeechobee County Courthouse mugs and mugs with a picture of the
old High School for $6 each on sale at the Chamber of Commerce. They
also have a small booklet entitled "Pictorial History of Okeechobee"
which sells for $4.


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Jack and
Sherri Hatcher


Jack and Sherri Hatcher of
Okeechobee celebrated their 30th
anniversary on July 19, 2005.


They were married on July 19,
1975 in Hollywood, Florida..
Their children are: Heather
(Chad) Douglas, Melanie and
Katie Hatcher, all of Okeechobee.
The couple has five grandchil-
dren.


Joseph Lyford, IV
and Tiffany Jerrel
Tiffany Marie Jerrell and
Joseph Ingatius Lyford, IV were
joined in marriage on June 18,
2005.
The bride is the daughter of
Tommy and Reta Jerrell of Okee-
chobee and the groom is the son
of the late Julie Lyford of Port St.
Lucie and Joe and Diane Lyford of
Okeechobee.
The wedding ceremony was
held at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church in Okeechobee. Reverend
Ken Belanger officiated the cere-
monly.
The church was decorated by
Let's Party and'Connie Raiford.


The maid of honor was Teresa
Honig of West Palm Beach and
the bridesmaids were Toni
Sucese, Megan Wright and Adrien
Albritton, all of West Palm Beach.
The best man was George
Stierlin of Port St. Lucie and the
groomsmen were Darien Albrit-
ton, Robert Honig and Jeff Honig,
all of West Palm Beach.
The flower girl was Kya Lyford
of Okeechobee, the daughter of
Tiffany and Joseph Lyford.
Following the ceremony, a
reception was held at the VFW
#10539. After a honeymoon trip
to Orlando and. Tampa the couple
is at home in Okeechobee.
The groom is employed with
the U.S. Coast Guard.


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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 county. They will be
collecting items 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 eligi-
bility is required to qualify. For information or to make a donation, call
the Mission at (863) 763-5725.

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 working hours call (863) 763-6510. During hours
the center is closed call (863) 467-5261, or (863) 357-7711.

Headstart now accepting applications
The Economic Opportunities Council Headstart is accepting appli-
cations 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.

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
Saturday, Oct. 1, at Donaldson Park in Avon Park. Proceeds from this
fundraiser are used throughout the year for community projects. Past
proceeds have been used to purchase canned goods and blankets for
the Sun Room, Avon Park Church Service Center, scholarships and
donations to the juvenile diabetes fund. Vendor applications are now
being accepted. Contact Linda Dalke, 1608 Booth Drive, in Sebring; or,
call Lynn Cloud at (863) 382-4487 or (863) 381-5680.

Civil Air Patrol is forming
The United States Air Force Auxiliary is forming a Civil Air Patrol unit
in Okeechobee, and senior members and cadets are being recruited.
:Youths between the ages of 12 and 18 are eligible. Senior members are
needed to administer the unit and provide supervision for the cadets.
The three main missions of the Civil Air Patrol are emergency services,
aerospace education and cadet programs. Senior members and cadets
work side by side to accomplish these missions. If you are interested in
becoming a cadet or senior member, contact Gene O'Neill at the
Okeechobee Emergency Operations Center, (863) 763-3212.


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

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

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

Children's council seeks volunteers
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of a few
fine people to submit an application to the Okeechobee County Board
of County Commissioners to be a part of the council. Governor Jeb
Bush makes the final appointments with terms of two or four years.
The council meets monthly to discuss programs and needs of the chil-
dren in the community. Once a year, agencies request funds through a
grant process. Each council member "adopts" an agency or two as
their own and monitors the prograrris' 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 Candace at
the American Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling (863) 763-
2488.

Free 10 Commandments signs
The Living Word of Faith has 10 Commandme t 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.


My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for
two to three volunteers to work in our Closet any day, or days,
Monday through Friday during the hours of 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. We
are also looking for a volunteer to become the director and a
board member of The Clothes Closet. The volunteer should com-
municate 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 information.

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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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
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 Sunday at 2,
4:30, 7 and 9:10 p.m. Monday at 3
and. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:10
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. Satur-
day and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior cit-
izens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs

Head Start Project
accepting applications
Okeechobee I Center, located at
726 N.E. 16th Ave., is currently
accepting applications for migrant
children and children with disabili-
ties in our Head Start Program. We
believe all children can benefit from
receiving educational, health and
social services which our program
offers. We serve children 6 weeks to
5 years. To qualify the family must
have migrated in the past 24
months, worked in agriculture and
their primary income must come
from agriculture. We encourage
families of children with disabilities
to apply. For information, call (863)
467-0702 and ask for Sylvia, Ella or
Page.


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teach others? Do you belong to a M o
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organization and would like to,
spread the word? If you answered
yes to any of these questions, please V6 W
contact Tom Jones or Karin
Aldridge at Okeechobee Redirec-
tion Center, (863) 357-5905. We are
looking for volunteers to work a few
hours a month with committed
youth.
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child care? ___


Volunteers sought
for mediation program
If you have time on your hands
and want to work within the court
system try the mediation program.
The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
\mediation program is looking for
volunteers that would like to
become a mediator for the courts.
-All mediators are court appointed,
trained and certified by the
Supreme Court of Florida. If you
would be interested in volunteering
and .want more information on the
program, call Andrea Bemenderfer
at (561) 871-5305.
Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is seek-
ing donations for their next yard
sale. Hospice welcomes all clean
useable items, and is currently seek-
ing such items as baby clothes, fur-
niture, small appliances, tools as
well as golf and fishing equipment.
Call Hospice at (863) 467-2321 for
pick-up, or deliver items to 411 S.E.
Fourth St.
Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County Board
of Realtors is accepting entries for
their monthly property beautifica-
tion awards program. The property
does not have to be for sale and is
open to residential and commercial
property throughout the county. For
information or to obtain entry
forms, contact Dale Ann Watford,
secretary of the Board at (863) 634-
7311 or (863) 763-8222.


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Auctions 105
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Card of Thanks 120
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Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


Auction 826 AC MOL and
farm Equipment on 7/23 at
11:30 am in Buckville, La-
fayette County, FL. Call for
pI jgr"i- 8f'382 1-0894.


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,
Call to identify
863-634-4369.
MEDIUM SIZE DOG- female,
brown & white, found vic of
Trailer Creek Lodge, SE 441.
(863)467-6423




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Bronco was LOST Nov. '04.
Lt brown, 30lbs, 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, vic of N. Labelle, Ivan'
& Alex Blvd.
(863)673-8971. Reward
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, 7V2 mo old. Free
to good homes.
(863)357-2638
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
Lots of free dogs, to, good
homes only, all types.
(863)227-2600


LAB MIX PUPPIES, 9 wks.
old. 2 Females left. 1 Tan, 1
Black & White. Free to good
homes. (863)467-4455
PIT/CURR PUPPIES'(7) 8
weeks old. Free to good
home. (863)675-2844
STEPS (2) front and back,
you must haul,
(863)467-2571.
USED ALUMINUM- You pick
up & haul. (863)357-5957


OKEECHOBEE- 7/22 & 7/23
8am-5pm. 8425SW 9th St
70 W to SW 67th Dr to 9t St.
Across from the Lazy Seven
entrance. Couch, wood
kitchen table set & many
more items. All must go!!


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home. *Business, *Parale-
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Employment -
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Employment -
Medical 210
Employment .
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



II ALL TRADES NEEDED !!
I Daily work Daily pay
Report to Labor Finders 6am
105 SW 3rd Ave.
DELIVERY DRIVER, Full Time
High School Diploma &
Valid Drivers License required.
Good Driving record a must.
Call (863)467-1200
Askfor CarlosorJeneane.


ALL TRADESMEN:
P F/PW/ B K/MC ,
CR/EL/TW/MW/EO/RG/SM/I
W/ & PA/TB/PL/CO/CW/W.
. Work out of state with top
pay,& per diem. Resume to:
Craft Network, Box 137472,
Clermont, FL 34713.
BUILDER & FORMICA posi-
tions needed. Exp. req'd. Se-
rious inquiries only. Carol's
Cabinets. (863)467-5050



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RentWay Family!
Account
Representative /
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Apply in person at
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Okeechobee, FL
(across from McDonald's)
Ask for Andy
or Fax Resume to
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We proactively promote
inclusion in our workplace
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DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL Required.
Benefits Available. Apply @
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2595 NW 8th Street

,Driver- NOW HIRING QUALI-
FIED DRIVERS for Central
Florida Local & OTR. posi-
tions. Food grade tanker, no
hazmat, no pumps, great
benefits, competitive pay &
new equipment. Need 2
years experience. Call By-
num Transport for your op-
portunilty today.
(800)741-7950.
DRIVERS
Be your own boss in the Okee-
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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
Form Carpenters, Equipment
Operators & Labors Needed
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Needed for large dairy.
Contact Ben at McArthur Farms, Inc.,
Maintenance Shop, 1550 N.E 208th St.,
Okeechobee, FL 34972. 863-763-7233.
Benefits include group health insurance,
profit sharing, and 401 (k).
Drug Free Workplace. E.O.E.

Immediate Openings CNAs
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
All shifts: Full/Part Time. Good Benefits.
Apply In Person To:
406 N.W. 4th Street. (863) 357-2442

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Full Time. (Fri., Sat., Mon., Tues., Wed.)
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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
LAB ANALYST
SOUTHERN GARDEN CITRUS
Seeks an individual with previous laboratory experience.
Minimum High school or GED required. Good computer and
math skills needed. Good pay, benefits and a 401 K. Contract
HR Dept. @863.902.4133, fax 863.902.4315, or
dmelton@southerngardens.com

HELP WANTED
Full/Time
Drivers Needed for Mid-Size truck, to make food and
supplies deliveries. Excellent hoursand wages. Guaranteed 40
hours, Mon. thru Fri. Must have clean drivers record.
Must be dependable.
Call Dennis 800-419-1842 for more information.


-MANAGEMENT

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

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






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Competitive PayA* Holiday Pay
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5 Hour Literacy Certificate
Call: Sharon or Angela
n at 467-9908
or Kizzy at 357-1400







Housekeeping ~ Full Time
Dietary (Kitchen Help)
Activity Aid
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

HELP WANTED:
Grounds Maintenance Personnel.
Experience helpful but NOT necessary.
Apply at Okeechobee Golf &
Country Club, 405 NE 131st Lane.
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Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


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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

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

MAINTENANCE PERSON
All around maintenance
person to do lawns,
wash trucks etc.
863-467-1717
Do not call after 3:30 RM.
MECHANIC NEEDED
For Busy Tire Store in Palm
SCity. Salary & Benefits.
Call David @ (772)287-1213
Mill Manager Needed
Needs to be Experienced with
Machinery and Equipment.
Apply at Syfrett Feed Co,
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
Now Hiring for 2005 Podtal
P o s it i o n s
$17.50-$59.00+/hr. Full
Benefits/Paid Training and
,Vacations No Experience
Necessary (800)584-1775
Reference # 5600.
Office Manager, exp'd In con-
struction Industry, Mall re-
sume to 3157 Hwy 441 N,
Okeechobee, FL 34972. No
Phone Calls, No Walk Ins.
PAINTERS NEEDED
Experienced only
Must have transportation
(863)634-0296
PALMDALE OIL COMPANY
DRIVERS NEEDED: Class B,
Hazemat & Tanker. Medical
Benifets, Retirement, Vaca-
tion & Bonus Programs.
Call (863)763-3617
Pipe Layers & Pipe Laborers
for local road construction.
(954)321-9336 fax 321-0621
EOE, M/F, DFWP
Sales $5,500 Weekly Goal
Potential If someone did It,
so can you! 2-3 confirmed
appointments daily! Benefits'
Available... Call Catherine
M cFariand (888)563-3188.
S/E & 3-State Run: T/T Driv-
ers. HOME WEEKENDS.
Mileage Pay, Benefits, 401K.
Trainees Welcome. Miami
area- exp. req. 21 min
age/Class-A CDL Cypress
Truck Lines (800)545-1351.
Truck Drivers Needed
Benefits Available. Must have
Class A CDL license. Apply at:
Syfrett Feed Co.,
3079 NW 8th Street
Okeechobee
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
'deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell youth used items In
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SIGN-UP BONUS
We are now accepting
applications for Fuel
Attendant/stock ,
person and night shift
Wrecker Driver
S' p' lion. Training will
be provided lor
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.
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$600 WEEKLY Working
through the government
part-time. No Experience. A
ot of Opportunities.
(800)493-3688 Code J-14.
Palm Beach Post
Newspaper carriers needed
for Okeechobee area. Call
Mike 1-800-932-2489
ext. 3583 lv. msg.
P/T Position avail. Computer
exp. a must & must be able
to work weekends.
863-763-4114.

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showers. Commercial and
residential in your protected
territory, includes training.
High income, low overhead,
minimal investment,
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$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005! Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)785-6360 Ext #75..

$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005! Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
* school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)856-9591 Ext #113.
FREE $$ CASH $$ GRANTS!
For 2005. Never repay. For
Personal Bills! Home buying[
School New BusinessI
$5,000-$500,000. Live Op-
erators! (800)860-2187 Ext
#116


IMMEDIATE CASH!!! US Pen-
sion Funding pays cash now
for 8 years of your future
pension payments. Call
(800)586-1325 for a FREE,
no-obligation estimate.
www.uspensionfund-
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One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an ad
in the classified.

Services I



Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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




O'CONNELL
CONSTRUCTION
SERVICES, INC.
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
(863)634-2044




TiorLoader for Hire

Call 863763-4149 I
or(61)758-4337


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


PHOTO ID CARDS
Elliotts Quik Foto
419 W.S. Park
Call (863)763-5553
It's never too late to find
the perfect gift. Look
for it in the classifieds.


ISpecial Notice 01551


ANCE! 20x30 Now $2900.
30x40 $5170. 40x50
$8380. 40x60 $10,700.
50x100 $15,244. Many Oth-
ers. Ends/accessories op-
tional. Pioneer
(800)668-5422.
FLORIDA BUILDING BLOW-
OUT FL PRODUCT AP-
PROVED 30 X 40, 40 X 60,
40 X 100 LIMITED OFFER
(800)300-2470 EXT 4
www.allbldg.com



FIBERGLASS STEPS, New.
For mobile home. 4 risors.
$250 or best offer.
(863)467-8005
INTERIOR DOOR, 36"
w/frame and hardware. $40.
(863)357-1560.


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 & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Fii ewood 605
Furniture 610
Fu.-s 615
Health 8, Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment.'
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps' Lights 640
Luggage 6415
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies,/
Equipment 665
Pets Supplies/'
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television.'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER, window
unit, very cold air, only $50.
600 NW 17th St., behind
Rodeo Arena.


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.
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.
FREEZER, used only 6 mos.
chest type, $100. 600 NW
17th St., behind Rodeo Are-
na.
REFRIGERATOR: 2 Door w/Ice
Maker & STOVE: 30" Elec-
tric. $275. for both, will sep.
(772)215-9168



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,
Super Capacity, Asking
$225 for the pair.
(772)215-9168
WASHER & DRYER, Whirl-
pool, Matching set. Used
less than 6 months. $300.
(863)634-0716
WASHER/DRYER Kenmore
Both great condition. $200
for both or will separate
(863)634-8654


Men's (1) Women's (1) 26"
Huffy's Brand New. $100.
for both will separate
863-634-5914



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



ALL STEEL BLDGS. SUPER
SALE! 24x30 $4,476. 38x38
$5,984. 48x30 $12,974
Save Thousands! Call Bob
(800)863-9128.
BUILDING SALE! "Rock Bot-
tom Prices!" FINAL CLEAR-


METAL ROOFING SAVE $$$
Buy Direct From Manufactur-
er. 20 colors in stock with all
Accessories. Quick turn
around! Delivery Available
Toll Free (888)393-0335.
PLYWOOD, 5 Ig. pcs., multiple
smaller pieces, $30 neg.
(863)447-0002



BABY SWING, Boy Baby
Clothes Premmie-12mo's,
Bouncers, Etc. All for $150,
will sep. (863)763-2413
CAR SEAT- BOY BABY
CLOTHES 0-15mo., Lots of
toys, etc. $75 for all, will sep
863-357-7136 Aft 7pm
CLOTHES, infant seat,
swings, bouncer, rocker,
carseat w/carrier, porta crib
$225 will sep.
(863)467-7838.


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


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
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 Queea.z
(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
COUCH & LOVESEAT, Match-
ing set. Multi Colored. $150
(863)634-0716
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
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.
l ,) 1:1- E. ;25

MICROWAVE CART
Oag l iinr roll rourid w
,o i, o iir. ilin drawi r ,' S
(8.,.3 0 078
TABLE- Dark 0i veneer I:,p.
'A.Ir 4 ,ra Idl JI v.ry lur.'
"Jy i. 5 o:ir te; i oiler
86 .-3662
TABLE, Palm Tree !e.i,.gn
Round Wrourl Iron include:
2 march n ri ,.r h ir ', 1 UU.
(863i357-22 1
TV, 32 w Enrerianmenl Cen-
ter A ',n, '!400 ne,.
(561 985.P.<
TV CABINET, ijt A:. rioi..
'VC or ivO Hla er r.i:u
Bij .. uf.l 11
WATERBED- King size, Everyv
-rci, 1'-1: iu'l'i' U,' hi3,
t,,ir., Gre. nl Onildli rj
i~l.i i.6 i .'. '5"i


CLUB CAR. 9 E.. nd eluner 863-.946:.-1794
u:,d ,cal cri n rg, r 5.15'?9

CLUB CAR, 97. Ec :cond
],:,od abai cn.cnarer 'S 1599
863)69 -1 350 63-2063 CD/MP3 PLAYER., pine.
w,'XM Saiellme Radio tuner &
EASY GO GOLF CART 1984, nt ie Rado t$30r
C,:,m llele rebnul enriine n & n i d 9356 0
i iuln : i,' n ,r oLai i]: 1863. ,3-97
.;'200 i.6|,,9; -229 SONY STEREO S',STEM- RCA
EASY GO p Ia ''id 1. -, LU Crid anger 2 T_ 2 i
bt'l),v & cr ir q 3,r ,irr .r
ied i86:r)69 .

GOLF CLUBS, R n vr, winbo.., 225 will sell
Woods, Ladies, Right hand, 'sep. (863)763-9756
Driver, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7. $350 sep
for, will sep. 863)467-1910 STEREO with CD/double deck
LADIES GOLF CLUBS- left Cplayer, AM/FM, 40/neg.
handed, woods, 1,3,5 & 7, Call 863-674-0304.
Irons 4 thru wedge, graphite TAPE PLAYER/RECORDER
shaft, $125 Sony, 100 country cassettes
(863)467-6162. $50 (863)697-2033


WORK CART- 4 seater, bed w/
lift gate, 36V charger, work
or pleasure. Good condition,
$925. (863)697-2033.



HEALTH FOOD
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243
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-2 chairs & a
table OK condition $25
(863)983-2246


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


File Cabinet, metal, 4 drawer,
like new condition, $50.
(863)763-6340
LIFT CHAIR Electric, in very
good cond. $350
(863)763-2458
RAILROAD CROSS TIES- 100,
$700. Will separate.
(863)801-1666
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SEEKING BASS PLAYER
For Okeechobee Area
Christian Blues Band
Call Jerry (863)467-6793



DRUM SET, $80
(863)675-2627
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.
'ALPACKA- $500 ortrade
1(863)673-1567 I
AMERICAN BULLDOG PUP-
Male, no papers. $200.
(863)634-7108
ANIMAL CAGE, Small, 2x2
squared. Shelf, Ramp.' Ex-
cellent condition. $35.
(863)357-2588
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 Tr 'ld ic-
Tril' ur'1ar. krid 200 or
be. I O ilter
i363%r,6-04F,6,675.0325
|LLAMA- i5 or Irade |
86:;673.l567 0
TRITON COCKATOO: Rare Fe-
.alei Great pel. Very lov0ble
w.ir'ge c e & acres S1800
neg R83 228-7230-9



DEMO HOMESITES WANTED
in your area tot tne NEW
'av,1. Pool. Take Aevantage
i r,.irir,, ique Opportunity
,jve i Finarcrnq Avallaile
Fur ['Deilas C all

HOT TUB. Command. worys
ilo5 5 pe,:,ple, $1000 or
ue;\ rnier 18631647-0959
JACUZZI. 8x8 6 Person Good
conliin w. cover $1000
or tI:,elruner 863-634-5943
PUMP & FILTER SrSTEM, for
.breirp gruundl gO0l. t125 Or


Okeechobee


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, 51/2h/p,Honda
Engine $300 (863)763-3599


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


PAYING BEST PRICES
SCRAP GOLD, SILVER &
UNWANTED JEWELRY
ELLIOTiTS PAWN
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553
PAYING TOP DOLLAR FOR:
US Coins & Currency
collections. Please call
(419)688-1669
WANTED TO BUY
UNOPENED surplus diabetic
test strips, etc.
(419)946-1008

Agriculture



Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.'Prducts 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 840
Landscaping
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants/
Flowers 886



BUCK SKIN APPALOOSA.
Gelding, Great personality.
Experienced rider. $1800 or
best offer. (863)357-3325
HORSE TRAILER- 2 horse, all
aluminum, good tires, extra
tall, new floor, needs paint.
$2500 neg (561)719-3641.
HORSES, 12 yr. old, Appaloo-
sa Mare. Good w/kids. May
be in foal. Good 4-H project.
$1500 (863)634-7801
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
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, 1Omph, Echo
Weedeater & Blower w/
trailer $5000(863)467-8250
Shop here first!
The classified ads







16 The Okeechobee News, Wednesday, July 20,2005


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
RIDING MOWER- MTD, 12HRP,
36" cut, good condition,
runs great, $500.
(863)635-3627.
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


LIVESTOCK TRAILER
Ideal for horses & livestock
$500 (561)236-8708 anytime


Rentals



Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Commercial
Property 915
Condos.'
Townhouses Rent920
Farm Property -
Rent 925
House Rent 930
Land Rent 935
Resort Property -
Rent 945
Roommate 950
Rooms to Rent 955
Storage Space -
Rent 960



OKEE- 3BR, 2BA, Gar., Pool
Kings Bay $935. mo +
$1300 Sec. Dep., Ameri-Prty
Mngmnt (772)370-3752
Time to ciean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
i :':f;iriics and make
your clean up a breeze!


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
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified


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 Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080





very good gross, located on
441 SE, priced to sell at
$225,000. Call
863)634-6300 or
61-827-6508


IMMEDIATE DEBT RELIEF
We will buy your house or
take over payments. Please
call cell # (561)301-5055
LARKEE LAKES- 2br, 2ba,
well kept home, on canal,
Won't last at only $120,000,
MUST SEE !! Open House
July 24th, (561)236-1109.


Okeechobee 51/2 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,
Bu now, prices are going up!l
31,000 (561)262-6884



ATTENTION INVESTORS: Wa-
terfront lots in the Foothills
of NC. Deep water lake with
90 miles of shoreline. 20%
redevelopment discounts
and 90% financing. NO PAY-
MENTS for 1 year. Call now.
for best selection.
www.nclakefrontproper-
ties.com (800)709-LAKE.
BEAUTIFUL NORTH CAROLI-
NA. MUST SEE THE BEAUTI-
FUL PEACEFUL MOUNTAINS
OF WESTERN NG MOUN-
TAINS. Homes, Cabins,
Acreage & Investments.
Cherokee. Mountain Realty
GMAC Real Estate, Murphy
www.cherokeemountainreal-
ty.com Call for Free Bro-
chure (800)841-5868.


Iui Noice


Cool Summers/Ski Winters.
Need partners to share new
Beech Mountain, NC house.
5BR, 3.5BA. 2 acres w/wa-
terfalls. Great view, 5300ft
elevation. Use 6 Summer
weeks plus 6 other weeks
each year. Only $130;000
per 1/4th interest. Call
(704)987-9295.
East Alabama Mountain Prop-
erty For Sale One hour west
of Atlanta in Piedmont, AL
Great for enjoyment or in-
v e st m e n t
15-acres-$54,250.00 512-a
cres-$1,485,000.00 More
information Call Gary
McCurdy (256)239-8001.
GATED MOUNTAIN COMMU-
NITY NEAR ASHEVILLE, NC
Spectacular view & river
lots. Clubhouse, paved
roads, hiking, fishing. Grand
Opening August 12- 15.
Huge Incentives!
(866)411-5263 www.Bear-
iverLodge.net.
Georgia Land for Sale. East
Central Georgia 10 to 300
acres. Owner Financed.
Starting at S1,800/ acre.
BRASHEAR REALTY
(706)722-4308 Complete
etails: www.georgiacoun-
try.com.
Grand Opening! Lakefront
Acreage from $69,900. Pay
NO Closing Costs*! July 30
& 31. Spectacular new wa-
terfront community on one
of the largest & cleanest
mountain lakes in America!
Large, estate-size parcels,
gentle slope to water, gor-
geous woods, panoramic
views. Paved roads, county
water, utilities. Lake access
from $29,900. Low financ-
ing. Call now
(800)564-5092 x 215 "re-
strictions apply".
GRAND OPENING! Winding
River Preserve I July 30 &
31. Ocala/Gainesville Area.
20 Acres from $195,000.
100 Acres from $450,000.
New semi- private gated
community featuring parcels
w/ frontage on the Wacas-
sassa River. Gorgeous
woodlands teeming w/ deer
& turkey. SAVE up to
$20,000! Great financing.
Call toll-free (8,66)352-2249,
x 517 or www.fllandbar-
gainscom,
LAKEFRONT LOG HOME, Lake
Cumberland KY $99,900.
Authentic 2400 square foot
Lakefront Log Cabin, James-
town/Russell Springs Area.
Available July 30th, Call
Now: (800)770-9311
ex860.
NC MOUNTAIN PROPERTY,
Lot 106 w/ great view only
$38,000. Private community
with river and lake access.
Swim, fish, hike. Other lots
from $20,000 to $85,000.
(800)699-1289 or www.riv-
erbendlakelure:com.
The classified are the
most successful sales-
person in town.


New Tennessee Lake Proper-
ty from $19,9001 7 Acre par-
cel $34,900. Lake Parcel and
LogCabin Package $54,900.
(866)770-5263 ext 8 for de-
tails.
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
VIEWS VIEWS VIEWS Hele-
na Montana 4.7 Acres
$79,990. Ride out your
backdoor to millions of
acres of national forest!
Awesome lake & mountain
views, close to Canyon Ferry
Lake, minutes to Helena.
Soils tested, utilities, ready
to build on. Call owner
(868)770-2240.


Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots '005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 20?0




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
TAYLOR CREEK LODGE- 1br,
1ba, new central Heat/Air,
new shed, furnished,
$15,000 (270)832-9741,


Recreation



Boats 3005
CampersRVs 30101
Jet Skiis '015
Marine Accessories 3021)
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3'30 3)
Sport Vehicles ATVs 3035



ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/
trIr, 2 motors, 2 trolling mo-
tors, fish finder, anchors,
swivel 'seats, $2000
(863)635-3627.
JON BOAT- New Wide Lund
14ft, with trailer, $1500 or
best offer. (863)467-8161.


BOAT, 17 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
MERCURY '01, 25 HP, electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
PONTOON BOAT, 24', w/trail-
er, $800. (863)634-.7491
TRACKER PONTOON 21' W/
Trailer, '2005 Mercury 60 HP
4 stroke motor. $9995.
(863)357-7309


Itasca Winnebago, '84, 271/2
ft., sleeps up to 8, new gen-
erator, runs good, $6300.
(863)467-2480 2
MOTORHOME- '1990, Kountry
Star, Class C, 30', new tires
enerator 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



MARINER- Outboard motor,
Runs. 40HP $800. or best
offer. (863)983-2255




TRAILER HITCH- for boat or
trailer, off a '95 Windstar,
bolts on, cost $120 asking
$80. (863)610-0521.
TRAILER, Mastercraft '01, fits
boats, 190, 197 & 209, & 20-
21' Long. New'cond, $2000
(561)644-7237/795-9657


DIRT BIKE- Kawasaki KX100,
'02, Excellent shape. $1800.
or best offer.
(863)605-1203
HONDA 350 CLASSIC, '73,
good 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.


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 Trucks4(140
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4(55
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
(803)697-3090
FORD MUSTANG 1989 Con-
vertible: Needs work. $1200
or best offer.
(863)946-0599
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,
(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 ml., $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, ndts 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, 6/2 ft. bed,
$400 or best offer.
(863)946-1794
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
JEEP '91- parts only, was run-
ning, $500 or best offer.
(863)357-1976.
PONTIAC GRAND AM '89
For parts, no title $250
(863)674-0825
TIRES (4) 235/75/R15, Fits
most SUV or P/U Trucks, Day-
ton all terrain, good cond.
$40. (302)222-2592 Jim.
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
$80. (863)610-0521.
TRANSMISSION, Rebuilt, Tur-
bo, 200R4, w/GM converter,
$200 or best offer.
(863)467-8856.
WHEELS & NEW TIRES, 20"
Chrome, Fits any 6 lug pat-
Stern 2003 & up. $1400 or
best offer. (863)227-0263
WHEELS & TIRES (4) 20",
chrome, w/285/50 Good-
year Eagle tires, $800 neg.
(863)528-1894.


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


.Iubi Noice


LEGAL NOTICE
A public auction for surplus fixtures, furniture, equipment and vehicles will be held
t, j, I,, nil. ?nn ,' the Okeechobee County Road & Bridge Department,
,:. I.. II r .11 -r,, .1, i,,' keechobee, Florda 34972. Viewing hours for the
surplus items and equipment will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the auction will begin at
10:00 a.m.

All surplus items, equipment and vehicles will be auctioned "As Is" to the highest
bidder.
All surplus items, equipment and vehicles will be paid in full prior to successful bid-
- der(s) removing any items, equipment or vehicles from auction site.
All surplus items, equipment and vehicles must be removed from the auction site
by the successful bidder(s) by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 1st, 2005.
For further information, please contact Russell Rowland at (863) 763-1811.
John W Abney, Sr., Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
Sharon Robertson, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Okeechobee County, Florida
69465ON 7/20,27/05


CHEVY- '89, V8, Runs excel-
lent condition. $1400.
(863)634-6654


CHEVY S-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 F350 1984, Dually flat-
bed. $1000 or best offer.
(863)675-8573
FORD Ranger, '98 Club Cab.
Flare side. ac/auto/new
trans. $6299 or can finance
$1800 dwn. 60/wkly.
.(954)587-2644 or 260-1933
FORD RANGER XLT 1998, 4
cyl., 5 spd., pwr. locks/win.
Runs good. $1800 Call Matt
@ (863)673-0354
FORD XLT F-250 '93, V-8, au-
to, a/c, pwr window, p/s, tilt,
cc, tool box, 126K mi.
$4500.neg. (863)634-2578
MAZDA B2000, '87- w/cap,
good A/C, runs good, 98K
miles. Asking $1800
(239)728-6273.


FLAT BED UTILITY TRLR-
20ft, dual axle, pressure
treated decking, $800
(863)228-3887.
Utility Trailer, 7 ton, 16 ft., GI
Hitch, new tires, metal floor,
$1200. (863)697-2076 aft 5
pm


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


Public Nloices




Public Notice 5035
State Public
Legal Notice 5500





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No.: 2005CP152
ESTATE OF
DODI ANDORA KELLEY,
Deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of Dodi
Andora Kelley, deceased, File Number
2005 CP 152, is pendiing in the Circuit
Court for Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of which
is 304 Northwest Second Street,
Room 101, Okeechobee, Florida
34972. The name and addresses of
the personal representative and the
personal representative's attorney are
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 DE EDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of this
Notice is July 1, 2005.
Personal Representative:
Bran Joseph Kelley
10765 Northeast 120th Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Attorney for
Personal Representative:
RICCI-LEOPOLD
2925 PGA Boulevard,
Suite 200
Post Office Box 2946
West Palm Beach, FL 33402
Telephone: (561)684-6500
By: Theodore J.Leopold
FLA Bar #705608
69171 ON 7/13,20/05


Community Events


Summer Play Camp schedule announced,
Sign-ups for Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation's 2005 Sum-
mer 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, pet 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 addition-
al fee of $10 per week, per participant.


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


Enrollment starts for VPK program
The Agency for Workforce Innovation is starting the registration
process for parents to enroll their children in the state's new Voluntary
Prekindergarten (VPK) program. Eligible children must live in Florida and
be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the 2005-06 school year. Parents can
find the registration form online at www.vpkflorida.org; or, they can con-
tact their nearest Early Learning Coalition for a paper copy of the registra-
tion.




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Yard sale closed for summer
Real Life Children's Ranch yard sales are closed for the summer,
and they are no longer accepting donations. For information, call
Rosie at (863) 763-4242.


Church offers summer activities
Activities are now available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W. Sixth St. These activities include: a food bank that is open Monday
and Friday from 9 a.m. until noon; a martial arts class held Tuesday
through Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday afternoon from 3
until 4 p.m.; Boy Scouts meet every Monday from 6 until 8 p.m.; Immi-
gration Assistance is available on the third Thursday of every month
from 1 until 5 p.m.; and, soccer is every Tuesday and Thursday evenings.


County plat directory offered
The 2005 Okeechobee County Plat Directory is now for sale at the
Okeechobee Soil & Water Conservation office on U.S. 98 N. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-3619, ext. 502.


Gospel Lighthouse will meet
A newly-formed congregation, The Gospel Lighthouse, will meet
every Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Christian 7th Day Baptist Church, 914
N.W. Park St. There will be old camp meeting style of preaching, pray-
ing and singing. For information, contact Reverend Elma J. Hampton
at (863) 357-0455.


Legion sponsoring fundraiser
The American Legion Memorial Post 64, the Ladies Auxiliary and
the Sons of the Legion in conjunction with Environmental Control are
sponsoring a fundraiser. We ask that you donate your used or empty
laser printer cartridges and.ink jets to the Post. The Post will receive a
donation from ECC. All monies received from this project will be used
to purchase supplies for the needy school children in the Okeechobee
County School system. Boxes will be made available at the following
locations: American Legion, 501 S.E. Second Ave.; Chamber of Com-
merce, 55 S. Parrott Ave.; and Smith's Computer Service, S.W. Park
Street. Additional collection points will be made available at a later
date. For information, call John R. Rooney at (863) 763-2950 or (863)
763-8971.


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