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Vol. 96 No. 207 Tuesday, July 26, 2005 504 Plus tax


Briefs

OHS football
meeting planned
There will be a meeting for
the parents or guardians of all
prospective Okeechobee High
School football players on July
26 at 6:30 p.m., in the OHS
Lecture Hall.
It is important for all par-
ents or guardians to attend.
Plans to reprint
book under way
Due to recent interest, the
Okeechobee Historical Soci-
ety is making plans to reprint
the book "Strolling Down
Country Roads" by Twila
Valentine and Betty Chandler
Williams.
The expected cost is $35 to
$40 per copy, and the Histori-
cal 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
notified when they are avail-
able.
You are asked to send this
information to Mrs.
Williamson soon.
Navigation lock
returned to service
HENRY CREEK -
Required maintenance at the
G-36 navigation lock on Lake
Okeechobee at Henry Creek
has been completed and the
navigation lock was returned
to service on'Saturday, July 23.
Regular hours of operation for
navigation locks on Lake
Okeechobee at this time of
year are between 5:30 a.m.
and 8 p.m. seven days a week.
The South Florida Water
Management District regrets
any inconvenience this neces-
sary lock closure may have
caused. For more information,
please contact the SFWMD
Okeechobee Service Center at
(863) 462-5260 or (800) 250-
4200. You may also ask the
locktenders for operating
information when locking
through or contact them on
VHF Marine Band' Radio on
Channel 13.


Drought Index
Current: 282
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.48 feet


Lake level i
LastYear: ,.
12.28 feet
(SOURCE:
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)

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Dunklin Camp: From a vision to reality


Okeechobee News/Pete Gawda
Jack Murphy (left) honors his long time friend Reverend Mickey Evans (right) during a
special service Sunday night at First Baptist Church. Reverend Evans, the founder of
Dunklin Memorial Camp, was ordained by First Baptist Church on July 24,1955. On the
fiftieth anniversary of his ordination, the church held a special service honoring him.
Many of the 370 in the audience were former staff members or residents at Dunklin.

Rev. Evans: '... a man you can follow'
By Pete GawdaI
Okeechobee News
A significant milestone was *
observed Sunday evening at the .. ..*
First Baptist Church when Rev- 14P ,
erend Mickey Evans was hon-
ored for 50 years in the min-m .
istry.
It was 50 years to the day '
July 24, 1955, when the
church ordained Rev. Evans.
"It is not every day we cele-
brate one who has been in the
ministry for 50 years," said Rev-
erend Randy Huckabee, pastor .
of the First Baptist Church.
"Praise Jesus you have been
faithful."
For the past 43 years, Rev.
Evans has operated Dunklin
Memorial Camp on Martin
Grade Road. The camp is a 10-
month long resident men's
recovery program, originally ,
for alcoholics but now also ..
includes drug addicts.
Many of the 370 people
attending the special service ,
were Rev. Evans' family mem- Reverend Mickey Evans and his wife, Laura Mae, show off
bers, former staff members or the cake that was prepared to commemorate Reverend
graduates ofDunklin. Evans' 50 years in the ministry. Reverend Evans, the
Rev. Evans, who grew up in founder of Dunklin Memorial Camp, was ordained by First
Baptist Church on July 24, 1955. The church held a spe-
See Reverend- Page 2 cial service on July 24, 2005, honoring him.



O.M.S. welcomes new principal


Theda Bass has been named
as the new principal of Osceola
Middle School. Prior to her
appointment at O.M.S., she was
the assistant principal at Central
Elementary School for nearly
three years.,
Mrs. Bass grew.up in Ohio
and went to high school and
college in Kentucky. She gradu-
ated from Morehead University
with a bachelor of science
degree majoring in elementary
education.
Upon graduation, Mrs. Bass
accepted a position with the
Okeechobee County school sys-
tem. Mrs. Bass has been teach-
ing for 21 years, with her pri-
mary goal being to assist her
students in their pursuit of aca-
demic excellence.


While teaching fourth grade,
she served as grade chair. She
mentored new teachers, served
as clinical educator for student
interns and utilized high school
students in her classroom as
tutors. She served on several
committees and the School
Advisory Council.
During this time she also
served as president for the
Okeechobee Cattlewomen's
Association and assisted with
the Farm Bureau ladies commit-
tee.
For the 2001-2002 school
year Mrs. Bass became the liter-
acy resource specialist/dual lan-
guage facilitator for Central Ele-
mentary School. It was during
this time that she organized and
led staff development programs


based on the needs of the staff,
with the focus on the accom-
plishment of the Literacy First
Benchmarks. She facilitated
parent workshops to enhance
parent involvement in literacy in
English and Spanish.
In the fall of 2002, Mrs. Bass
became the assistant principal
at Central Elementary School.
She assisted in the upkeep of
the school buildings and
grounds. Mrs. Bass facilitated
the PTO for three years. She
completed the National Assis-
tant Principal Academy and the
Heartland Educational Consor-
tium Principal Leadership Acad-
emy.
"Mrs. Bass is a veteran edu-
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Planners will



hold hearings


County board
slated to look
at zoning issues
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
The Okeechobee County
Planning Board/Board of
Adjustments and Appeals is
scheduled to conduct five pub-
lic hearings at their monthly
meeting this evening.
The meeting will be held at
7 in the county commissioner
chambers of the old court-
house, 304 N.W. Second St.
Installation of used dwelling-
units will be the topic of two
hearings. The other three con-
cern changes in zoning.
Geneva Merriam has
requested permission to install
a used dwelling unit in an agri-
culture zoning district on


N.E. 12th Lane.
John and Essie Steen would
like to install a used dwelling
unit in a residential mixed zon-
ing district on N.E. Fourth
Street.
The board cannot make
changes in zoning. Therefore,
after conducting public hear-
ings on the following petitions;
the board will make recom-
mendations to the Okeechobee
County Commissioners. The
commissioners will conduct a
second hearing one each of
these petitions at 9 a.m. on
Aug. 11 before making a deci-
sion.
All of the zoning changes
are to allow for construction of
multifamily housing units.
Betty Hurst has. requested a
change in zoning from residen-
tial mixed to residential general.
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Central Elementary School.


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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., July23, 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.

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Sheriff's Office is disclosing this
information
to the public
in order to
enhance
public safety,
awareness
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is this agency's belief that an
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ges for very low and low-income
plicants. Okeechobee, attended New
For prequalification for this loan, Orleans Baptist Theological Sem-
1 (863) 763-3345 to reserve your inary briefly before going on to
it for one of our homebuyer Carson Newman College in Jef-
ses. ferson City, Tenn. There he grad-
Classes are held on Wednes- uated cum laude in three years.
Vs,startingat9a.m. During that time, he pastored
Washburn Baptist Church in
ley's aide Washburn, Tenn.
visit locally For four years, Rev. Evans was
t O pastor at Dunklin Memorial
OKEECHOBEE Ann Decker, Church in Indiantown. Things
e to U.S. Rep. Mark Foley (R), were going well at the church.
h Congressional district, will be' They had built a new church
room 106 of the Okeechobee building and a parsonage. Then
unty Courthouse on Thursday, in 1962 he received the vision for
y 28, from 9 until 11a.m. Dunklin Memorial Camp.
Ms. Decker can also be reached In a separate interview Laura
calling (863) 763-6441. Mae Evans, Rev. Evans' wife, said
she thought her husband was
ver panel crazy when he got the vision to
eets Aug. 6 start Dunklin. She said her hus-
band always had a soft spot in
OKEECHOBEE The Kissim- his heart for alcoholics.
e River Valley Advisory Commit- "A lot of time people in the
will meet Saturday, Aug. 6, from church thiik they have it all
a.m. until noon at the Basinger together. You can't do much for
immunity Center located on the them," she said. "Alcoholics are
ner of U.S. 98 and Micco Bluff not that way, they know they
ad just east of the Kissimmee need help. It's really easier to
erbridge. work with them. We have found
The purpose of meeting is to that you see more results."
vide an opportunity for South Residents at Dunklin lead a
rida Water Management District regimented life. After breakfast
WMD) staff to meet community each morning, they have a quite
mbers that are interested in time. Then they attend classes
ng the restored Kissimmee River until noon. In the afternoons
ley region for public use and they work somewhere on the
creation. 250-acre grounds either in the
For information, call Kelli Stick- sawmill, pallet factory, working
iat(863)447-1998. cattle or working in the citrus
groves. They also can vegetables.
Rev. Evans goes to Plant City to
get strawberries for canning.
Over 80 men are currently
S participating in the,prpgram that
has aboft 40 staffmfethbers.
Wives Iand children are
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The Dunklin program has
been copied in other parts of the
United States, as well as in for-
eign countries.
Although there are no statis-
tics on repeat offenders, Mrs.
Evans said that there are some
repeat offenders. But she said
this could be the best thing for


This bulletin should be used
only for information purposes.
Citizen abuse of the informa-
tion to threaten, intimidate or
harass offenders will not be tol-
erated in any manner.
The individuals who appear
in this bulletin have served the
sentence imposed on them by
the courts. They are not wanted
by the police at this time.
Sex offenders have always
lived n the communities. The
only change is the public is
now better informed.
Michael Waldron, 24, 1691
S.W. 11 th St., is 5-foot-9, weighs


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Waldron was convicted of
lewd and lascivious molesta-
tion offender over 18 years of
age and the victim is under 12
years of age. He was convicted
on Jan. 18, 2005, in Okee-
chobee.
If you have any questions
regarding this bulletin, contact
Michele or Connie at the Okee-
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(863) 763-3117, ext. 240; or, the
website
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whereby men came to the camp.
nd that if they leave off The second bridge was family
ram with God, they recovery.
it. It's hard and I don't "One of the most meaningful
can do it without the ministries at Dunklin has been
said. seeing families reunited," he
ev. Evans is still going said.
The third bridge is a ministry
is there just kind of training center for lay leaders.
andfather now. I've Every man who has Christ in his
)wn, but he hasn't," heart is a minister of the gospel,
said. according to Rev. Evans.
evening Rev. Evans His fourth bridge was a bridge
)oem "The Touch of from Dunklin to the county jail
's Hand" about a bat- where he recently began a min-
red old violin that was istry.
auction. At first, no "Forty-three years ago every-
bid on it. Then a man thing happened because of a
f, tightened the strings vision," said Rev. Evans.
n to play beautiful Noting that young men have
ter that, the bidding visions and old men dream
her and higher. dreams, he said he dreams of
;m went on to say that staring a seminary and woman's
an with battered life program.
tossed aside by the Local rancher and citrus
their life was changed grower Sonny Williamson, who
uch of the master's has been on the Dunklin board
of directors from the beginning,
recitation, he was said that Rev. Evans has an
ied by his long time "uncanny ability to feel what
k Murphy, on the vio- other people feel and to share
their hurts. People are drawn to
aster is still touching him."
v. Evans said, adding "He just knows he is sup-
f people are like the posed to go and do what God
lin worthless to the tells him to do," said Mr.
special to Jesus. Williamson. "What a wonderful
Mr. Murphy was the world it would be if everyone
ple of the touch of the were like Mickey Evans."
and. He said that Mr. "If I was going to pick a father,
as a former prisoner I'd pick Mickey," said Don Ross, a
ed to the Lord, and is product of a broken home and a
ed in prison ministry, former Dunklin staff member.
ght I would be there Turning to Rev. Evans, he con-
my life," Rev. Evans tinued, "Mickey, you have shown
his ministry at the me the Heavenly Father."
n Church. "Dunklin Local businessman Emory
my idea. It was a Walker, who is a cousin to Rev.
d put in my heart, Evans, recalled hearing Rev.
pite of me." Evans' first sermon about the
d that leaving the plague of frogs in Egypt. Mr.
n church was the Walker thought that he could
ng he ever did. really have made money gigging
in the beginning Dun- frogs if he were there.
J more like a hunting He recalled the Indiantown
the city of refuge it bar that was bought by Mr.
ie. They began with a Williamson and moved to Dun-
)ur cottages. Now 70 klin.
sprawl over the com- "God has a sense of humor,"
0 acres. he added, saying that the old bar
ned his ministry to was used for a kitchen, dining
es. hall and Bible study.
was a log over a ditch Rev. Evans said that when the
old First Baptist Church building
was torn down, the lumber was
used to add on to the former bar.
Another former staff member,
Bob Crowe, said Rev. Evans
thought his preaching was too
high brow.
"Put the cookies on the lower
shelf so the kids can get them,"
was Rev. Evans' advice for under-
standable sermons.
Bishop Frank Constantino of
Orlando stated that Rev. Evans
was the kind of man who lived
his life for an audience of one.
"Young men can follow
someone like this," he said.
"Mickey Evans is man you can
follow because he has lived for
an audience of one."
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who appeared via videotape -
s. o Rev. Evans' seminary classmate
riders" and former pastor of Belleview
Baptist church in Memphis,
Tenn., Dr. Adrian Rogers. Dr.
p* b VD Rogers said he was in "absolute
9awe" of what God was doing at
Dunklin.
"I don't have a lot of heroes in
S life," he said, "but Mickey, you
are one of them. You are my
friend and a man of God."
Rev. Huckabee presented Rev.
Evans with a cash gift from First
Baptist Church.
The service was closed by
Eldon Raley singing a song that
seemed to have been written for
the occasion, "I Bless You".
Following the service there
was a time of fellowship and
refreshments. Guests were given
a chance to sign a scrapbook that
contained old photographs and
- newspaper clippings document-
ing the Evans' life and view a dis-
play of old photographs.


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Zoning

Continued From Page 1
The property in question is locat-
ed on N.W 30th St.
Horst Peter Bauling and
Stephanie Bauling, property own-
ers, and ACAS Okeechobee 1,
LLC applicant, have requested
that the zoning on their S.W 16th


Principal

Continued From Page 1
cator with over 20 years of experi-
ence in the education of our
youth here in Okeechobee. She
has varied curriculum and
instructional expertise with a spe-
cial emphasis in the area of read-
ing strategies," said Dr. Patricia
Cooper, superintendent of
schools. "Mrs. Bass is goal-


Discovery

Continued From Page 1
happen and if we're comfortable
that we have a good understand-
ing, then we can go fly," Hale said.
NASA Administrator Michael
Griffin said he is comfortable with
the decision and even hopes the
problem recurs to further pinpoint
the source of the trouble. He
acknowledged that the public
might perceive that the space
agency is rushing to launch, but
insisted it was the right technical
judgment.
"It's not a safety of flight issue,"
Griffin said.
Although the focus of NASA's
attention has been on the sensor,
rain and clouds may end up caus-
ing more concern on launch .day.
Forecasters put the odds of good
launch weather Tuesday at 60 per-
cent. Additionally, the weather at
the overseas emergency landing
sites is not looking good at all.
"My observation is that when
the weather is good, you have
vehicle problems. If the vehicle
works, you have weather prob-
lems," Hale said. "Since we have
some weather concerns, I'm con-


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Ave. property south of Palm Vil-
lage Ranch be changed to resi-
dential general. The property is
currently classified residential
mobile home.
Waterdance Farm, LLC, desires
to build a multifamily/townhouse
unit on their U.S. 441 S.E. proper-
ty. The property in question is cur-
rently classified as agriculture and
their petition is to change it to resi-
dential general.


focused, ready to address the
challenge of a new grade configu-
ration but also looking forward to
working with children she has
encountered at Central Elemen-
tary School in her former posi-
tions there.
"I congratulate Mrs. Bass on
her previous administrative
accomplishments and look for
continued success at Osceola
Middle School with her at the
helm," added Dr. Cooper.


fident the vehicle is going to be
OK."
NASA has just one week to
launch Discovery and its crew of
seven to the international space
station, before putting off the mis-
sion until September. The space
agency is insisting on good lighting
in order to see any signs of the type
of launch damage that crippled
Columbia, the last shuttle launch.
Columbia and its seven astro-
nauts were brought down by a
broken section of fuel-tank foam
insulation that struck just over a
minute after liftoff and proved
lethal during descent two weeks
later, on Feb. 1,2003.
Workers last week repaired
faulty electrical grounding inside
Discovery in hopes that would
solve the fuel gauge problem that
cropped up during the first launch
attempt. The same type of prob-
lem occurred back in April during
a fueling test, and was written off
then as an "unexplained anom-
aly."
NASA had 14 teams around the
country studying the problem.
They have eliminated possible
explanations one by one, but they
have been unable to arrive at a
definitive answer.


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The policy for the free and
reduced price meals program
under the national school lunch
and breakfast programs has
been announced by the Okee-
chobee County Schools food
service department.
To review a copy of the policy,
contact Michelle Perkins, 3150
N.W. 10th Terrace, at (863) 462-
5148.
Household size and income
criteria will be used to determine
eligibility. Some children may be
eligible for free or reduced price
meals.
Application forms are being
sent to all homes, with a letter to
parents or guardians. To apply
for free or reduced price meals,
households must fill out the
application and return it to the
school. Additional copies are
available at the principal's office.


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The information provided on
the application will be used for
the purpose of determining eligi-
bility and may be verified at any
time during the school year by
school or program officials.
Applications may be submit-
ted at any time during the year.
Households that receive food
stamps or Temporary Assistance
to Needy Families (TANF) are
required to list on the applica-
tion only the child's name, food
stamp/TANF case number and
the signature of an adult house-
hold member.
Foster children may receive
benefits based upon the child's
personal income only.
All other households must
provide the following informa-
tion listed on the application:
total monthly household
income listed by amount


received and type of income
(wages, child support, etc)
received by each household
member;
names of all household
members;
signature of an adult house-
hold member certifying the
information provided is correct;
and,
Social Security number of
the adult signing the application
or the word 'none' for this
household member if he/she
does not have a Social Security
number.
If a household member
becomes unemployed or if the
household size changes, the
school should be contacted.
Such changes may make the stu-
dent eligible for reduced price or
free meals if the household
income falls at or below the set


levels.
Ms. Perkins will review appli-
cations and determine eligibility.
If a parent or guardian is not
satisfied with the ruling of the
official, he/she may wish to dis-
cuss the decision with the deter-
mining official on an informal
basis.
If the parent wishes to make a
formal appeal, he/she may make
a request either orally or in writ-
ing to Dr. Patricia Cooper, super-
intendent of schools, 700 S.W.
Second Ave., in Okeechobee. Dr.
Cooper's phone number is (863)
462-5000.
Unless otherwise indicated
on the application, the informa-
tion on the free or reduced price
meal application may be used by
the school-system in determin-
ing eligibility for other educa-
tional programs.


Arrest Log


The following individuals
were arrested on felony or Dri-
ving Under the Influence (DUI)
charges by the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, the
Okeechobee City Police Depart-
ment, the Florida Highway Patrol
or the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission.
Steven Thor Hatton, 42,
N.E. 120th St., Okeechobee, was,
arrested July 21 by Detective
Shane Altman on three counts of
lewd or lascivious molestation,
three counts of lewd or lascivi-
ous conduct, and another three
counts of lewd or lascivious con-
duct. His bond was set at
$750,000.
Leon Micco, 22, S. E.
Elkhart Road, Port St. Lucie, was
arrested July 22 by Elijah Tate for
violation of community control -


burglary of a structure and viola-
tion of community control -
grand theft. No bond was set.
Mabel Gutierrez, 39, Royal
Poinciana Blvd., Miami Springs,
was arrested July 23 by Deputy S.
Morrison on a felony charge of
possession cocaine, and a mis-
demeanor charge of possession
of drug paraphernalia. Her bond
was set at $15,000.
Ralph Gene Harmon, 38,
South Canoe Creek Road,
Kenansville, was arrested July 23
by Deputy Anthony Kibler on a
felony charge of possession of
methamphetamine, and misde-
meanor charges of possession of
drug paraphernalia and posses-
sion of marijuana. His bond was
set at $30,000.
Paul Allen Davis, 42, Central
Blvd., Yeehaw Junction, was


arrested July 23 by Deputy
Anthony Kibler on a felony
charge of possession of
methamphetamine, and misde-
meanor charges of possession of
drug paraphernalia and posses-
sion of marijuana. His bond was
set at $30,000.
Torrion Ramar Cooper, 20,
Park St., Lake Placid, was arrest-
ed July 23 by Deputy Raul Mar-
rero on a felony charge of driving
while license suspended with
knowledge. His bond was set at
$1,000.
Jody Carter, 45, N.E. 16th
Court, Okeechobee, was arrest-
ed July 23 by the Okeechobee
City Police Department on a
charge of aggravated battery
(causing great bodily harm). His
bond was set at $10,000.
Jessica Montijo, 22, N.W.


43rd Ave., Okeechobee, was
arrested July 24 by Deputy
Anthony Kibler on a warrant
charging her with violation of
probation forgery. No bond
had been set.

Nicki Louise Osceola, 20,
N.W. 29th Ave., Okeechobee,
was arrested July 23 by Deputy
Donald Ellis on a charge of pos-
session of cocaine. Her bond
was set at $5,000.

EDITOR'S NOTE: This col-
umn lists arrests and not convic-
tions, unless otherwise stated.
Anyone listed here who is later
found innocent or has had the
charges against them dropped
is welcome to inform this news-
paper. The information will be
confirmed and printed.


Obituaries


Law Enforcement

Activity Report

Sheriff's Department Theft of Gun- S.E. 38th Trail
July22 Narcotics Arrest- OCI
*Vandalism- N.W Fifth St. Theft of Checks S.E. 22nd
Burglar (delayed) U.S. 441 Circle
N. .*TrafficArrest-U.S. 441 N.
Investigation (stolen tractor) Trespass- U.S. 441 S.E.
N.W 176th Ave. Trespass U.S. 441 S.E.
*Fraud-N.E. 31stWay Domestic-N.E. 13thAve.
SForgery- N.E. 104th Court Traffic Stop-U.S. 441 S.E.
Verbal Disturbance S.E. 27th Disturbance N.E. Seventh
St. Lane
Verbal Disturbance S.W. Suicide Threats N.W 294th
72nd Terrace St. e reats
Theft- S.E. 25th Drive Traffic StopS.R. 70
Traffic Arrest S.E. 34th Ave. *Mfi to
Traffic Stop- U.S.441 S.E. 4 Minor Auto Accident U.S.
Traffic Stop-U'.S. 441 N. 441 S.
*K-9 Utilization- U.S. 441 N. Injury Accident S.E. 40th
Traffic Stop U.S. 441 S. Ave.
Traffic Stop U.S. 441 N. *Disturbance- U.S. 441 S.E.
K-9 Utilization U.S. 441 N. Burglary (delayed) N.E.
Suspicious Persons N.E. Third Lane
Ninth St. Domestic Lock 7
July23 Trespass- N.W. 19th Ave.
0 Theft of Yard Plants- N.E. 16th Vandalism- N.W 46th Ave.
Ave. Disturbance N.E. 72nd Circle
Burglary to a Vehicle Oak Domestic-U.S. 441 S.E.
Lake Villas *Vandalism-U.S. 441 N.
Assist Another Agency Quail Missing Juvenile N.W 36th
Creek St.



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Clarence 'Bud'
C. Rodenberger
Clarence "Bud" C. Rodenberg-
er, age 82, of McClure, Ohio died
Saturday, July 23, 2005, at the
Lutheran
Home in
Napoleon. He
was born on
Oct. 12, 1,922, .
'to the late
Clarence E. .. .
and Edna .
Lucille (James) '
Rodenberger
in Alger, Ohio. Clarence C.
He married Rodenberger
Evelyn,
(Shriner) Rodenberger on July 23,
1948, in Kentucky. Mr.- Roden-
berger was the founding funeral
director of the Rodenberger
Funeral Homes, ric., McClure in
1959, Deshler in 1968, and

Napoleon in 1999. He previously
was a funeral director for the Han-
son Funeral Home in Ada and
Alger, Ohio for several years.
He served in the U.S. Navy dur-
ing WWII as a pharmacist's mate
2nd class in the South Pacific. He
was a member of the McClure
United Methodist Church, Henry
County Health Board, Grand
Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons
of Ohio for 50 years, Deshler OES
Chapter #68, Past Patron of the
Pacific Chapter in Liberty Center,


55-year-member of the Roberts-
McMillen Post #332 of McClure,
life member of the VFW of
Roundhead, Ohio, member of the
HI-12 of Okeechobee and 55-
year-member of the National
Funeral Director's Association &
Ohio Funeral Director's Associa-
tion.
He was preceded in death by:
two sisters, Lavina Fae Foust and
an infant sister, Elizabeth Roden-
berger.
He is survived by: his wife,
Evelyn of McClure; two daugh-
ters, Carol (Burley) Leese of Tole-
do and Jerrie (Kenneth) Gray of
Napoleon; a sister, Sina Mae
Shriner of Grand Rapids, Ohio;
brother, Glen Rodenberger of
Kissimmee; four grandchildren,
Cindy (George) Pope of Toledo,
Brent (Jenna) Gray of Napoleon,
Michael Rhody of Napoleon, and
Brooke Gray,of McClure; and, six
great grandchildren, Corey,
Chelsea, Kyle, Kaitlyn Pope, Drew
and Calen Gray.
Friends may call on Tuesday
from 6 until 9 p.m., at Rodenberg-
er Funeral Home in McClure and
Wednesday from 2 until 4 p.m.,
and from 6 until 9 p.m., at Roden-
berger Funeral Home in Deshler
and Thursday from 10 until "11
a.m., at Rodenberger Funeral
Home in Napoleon.
Funeral services will be held at
Rodenberger Funeral Home in
Napoleon at 11 a.m. on Thursday,


July 28, with Pastor Boyd Shugert
and Pastor Ron Claussen officiat-
ing.
Graveside military honors will
be accorded by the McClure
American Legion. The family
requests donations be made to
the Filling Home Aquatic Pool or
to the charity of the donor's
choice.

SandraKayeiStory
Sandra Kaye Story, age 56, of
Clewiston, died July 23, 2005, at
Clewiston. Ms. Story was born
March 12, 1949, in Stuart to the
late Deats Wilson Rowell and the
late Leeta "Brewer" Rowell. She
had resided in Clewiston for 41
years. She retired in 2004 from the
Hendry County Clerk of Circuit at
Clewiston.
Survivors include: The love of
her life, Clifton Story; sons, Clifton
Wayne Story of Bishop, Ga., Ray-
mond Wesley (Sonya) Story of
Moore Haven, Robert Wayne
(Tara) Story; brother, Arthur Row-
ell of Clewiston; sisters, Mary Ann
Frier of Okeechobee, Sue Par-
ramore of Tallahassee, Faye Rus-
sell of Tampa; and, five grandchil-
dren.
Graveside services will be held
Tuesday, July 26, 2005, at 5 p.m.,
at the Ridgelawn Cemetery with
Reverend Jimmy Kidd officiating.
All arrangements by Akin-
Davis Funeral Home in Clewiston.


John Kervin Brock
John Kervin Brock, age 44, of
LaBelle died July 24, 2005, at his
residence. Mr. Brock was born
June 7, 1961, in Crestview to Joe
and Gloria Brock. He grew up in
Florida and worked in construc-
tion. Mr. Brock was of the Baptist
faith.
Mr. Brock is survived by: his
wife, Sandra Brock of LaBelle;
daughter, Stacy Ahern of
LaBelle; father, Joe (Caryfon)
Brock of Sebring; mother, Gloria
Brock of West Palm Beach; four
brothers, T.J. (Robin) Brock of
Okeechobee, Jeff (Sharon)
Brock of Davenport, James
(Sherri) Brock of Griffin, Ga.,
and Cliff Burg, Jr. of Indiantown;
three sisters, Rhonda Pinzon of
West Palm Beach, Julie Burg of
Sebring, and Stacy (Lee) Allcorn
of Spring Lake; and, several
nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4 until
7 p.m., Wednesday, July 27, at
Bass Okeechobee Chapel.
Funeral services will be at 11
a:m., Thursday, July 28, at Okee-
chobee Missionary Baptist
Church with Pastor Lindell
Selvey officiating. Interment will
follow at Evergreen Cemetery.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and
Crematory.


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Community Events

Policing changes is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Satur-
day, July 30, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at I
and 6 p.m. on WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The guest will
be Port St. Lucie Chief of Police John Skinner. The topic will
be policing changes in a rapidly growing city. For informa-
tion, call Robert Vege (772) 871-5032.
Habitat for Humanity plans meeting
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County will be hold-
ing a public organizational meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at
6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Sec-
ond St. The meeting is to update everyone on our progress
and to prepare for the future. We need volunteers to help in
the organization and construction of new homes. Volunteers
are needed for the board of directors to provide leadership
and direction to the committees. The committees need peo-
ple to help in fund raising, site selection, 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 welcome to
volunteer to work on any of the committees other than fami-
ly selection. Contact the Habitat office at (863) 357-1371 for
information.
Rodeo Flag Team tryouts slated
Girls in grades nine-12 that are interested in being a mem-
ber of the Okeechobee Cattlemen's Rodeo Flag Drill Team
can tryout beginning Aug. 4 at the Okeechobee Cattlemen's
Arena U.S. 441 N., starting at 7 p.m. Riders must be experi-
enced. For information, call (863) 634-1888.
Red Cross offers CPR course
The American Red Cross is offering an adult CPR/AED,
infant/child CPR and first aid course at the Okeechobee
Branch on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. The cost
of this course is $35. For information on how to sign up for
this course stop. by the office at 323 N. Parrott Ave., or call
(863) 763-2488.
Free nutrition clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis
and designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Health Cen-
ter, 916 W.N. Park St., on Aug. 8 and Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m. For
information, call (863) 763-4320.
Church hosts clothes give-away
The Okeechobee Church of God, 301 N.E. 44th Ave., will
host its annual clothes give-away on Saturday, Aug. 13, from
9 a.m. until noon. The event will be held in the church's fel-
lowship hall. For information, call (863) 763-4127.
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.
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 sched-
uled for Saturday, Oct. 1, at Donaldson.Park in Avon Park. Proceeds
from this fundraiser are used throughout the year for community
projects. Past proceeds have been used to purchase canned goods
and blankets for the Sun Room, Avon Park Church Service Center,
scholarships and donations to the juvenile diabetes fund. Vendor
applications are now being accepted. Contact Linda Dalke, 1608
Booth Drive, in Sebring; or, call Lynn Cloud at (863) 382-4487 or
(863)381-5680.





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Submitted to the Okeechobee News/James Lashley
Looking Back ...
On July 24, 1986, the Okeechobee County Commission agreed to purchase 37.895 acres from Zora Coker that would
become what is now known as the Okeechobee Sports Complex. The contract to purchase the property was signed at
a later date. At that signing were: (left to right) County Attorney Kyle VanLandingham, County Commission Chairman
James Lashley and Sharon Robertson, with the office of the county commission who notarized the agreement. The prop-
erty was purchased for $265,265. '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. Plans are currently under way by the Okee-
chobee 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, PO. Box 249, Okee-
chobee, Fla., 34973. This will not obligate you to buy the book, but you will be notified when the books are available.
You are asked to send your information to Mrs. Williamson soon.


Upcoming Events

Tuesday
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200
N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at
(863) 467-2321.
Family History Center meets fromnoon until 3 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Any-
one interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Widows and Widowers support group meets at 8:30 a.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 357-0297.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meeting at noon at the Golden Cor-
ral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. All Rotarians and anyone else
interested are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863)
467-4663.
The Gathering 'Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W.24th Ave. This is a men's only meet-
ing. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. Everyone is invited.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, 1925 U.S.
441 S.E. It is a self-help group that offers support and education for
people who have been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar,
,schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For infor-
mation, call (863) 467-1026.
Wednesday
A.A. meeting from 8 until. 9 p.m. at 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.
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.
Martha's House offers weekly support groups for individuals
who are either directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence,
other women's issues are also addressed. One support group is
held on Wednesday's 5 p.m. at the Health Department Auditorium,
1728 N.WNinth Ave. For information, call Irene Luck at (863) 763-
0202. The other support group is held on Thursdays, 6 p.m. at Mt.
Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1057 N.E. 14th Ave. For informa-
tion, call Shirlean Graham at (863) 763-2893.
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.
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.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcorhe. 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.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship' hall at 412 N.W Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-
5996.


Community Events

Back-to-school drive planned
Douglas Chiropractic, 916 W North.Park St., will be having a
back-to-school drive to help the needy children of Okeechobee
County. School physical will be given for grades K through eight.
The cost will be $5, plus a donation of school supplies. The school
supplies will be donated to Big Lake Mission Outreach. For art
appointment, call (863) 763-4320.

First aid instructor class offered
The American Red Cross is offering an instructor's course at the
Okeechobee Branch in the month of August. If you are interested in
becoming an instructor for CPR and first aid please stop by the office
at 323 N. Parrott Ave., or call (863) 763-2488.

Vacation Bible School planned
The Corner Baptist Church, 81387 U.S. 441 N., will be hosting
Rambling Road Trip Vacation Bible School on July 25-29 from 6 until
8:30 p.m. for ages kindergarten through adults. For information, call
Pastor Perry Moore at (863) 634-7922.

Free hearing loss screenings
American Hearing Center will host free hearing loss screenings 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.

Church hosting gospel sing
The Christian 7th Day Baptist Church, 912 N.W. Park St. West, will
host a gospel sing on Wednesday, July 27, beginning at 7 p.m. Greg
Douglas will be on keyboards; Hal will be on bass; Buzzy will play
the flat top; Joe will play the harmonica; Pat will be on drums; and,
Larese will be on the piano.

Learning coalition will meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee coun-
ties, Inc. will have a full coalition meeting on Wednesday, July 27, at
1 p.m. The meeting will be at the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S.
29th St., North Portable, in Ft. Pierce.

Coalition committee will meet
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of Indi-
an River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will meet Wednesday,
July 27, immediately following the coalition meeting. The commit-
tee will meet at the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St., North
Portable, in Ft. Pierce.

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

Free memory loss screenings
The Alzheimer's Association will host free memory loss screen-
ings 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 any-
one (any age) concerned about memory loss. The screening is done
by a nurse or social worker from St. Mary's Memory Disorder Cen-
ter.

Habitat for Humanity plans work day
Habitat for Humanity will hold a work day at the house it is build-
ing at 3817 N.W. 34th Ave. in Basswood on Saturday, July 30. The
work will include putting on siding and roof shingles. The siding was
donated by Treasure Island Baptist Church, and the shingles were
donated by Big Lake Roofing. For information or to volunteer your
help, call (863) 357-1371. Help is still needed in the form of volunteer
workers, fundraisers and land donations.


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Health Briefs


There's a commercial on tele-
vision showing a bikini-clad
woman demonstrating an exer-
cie machine. She proudly pro-
c:Lims that she is 50 years old and
is in the best shape of her life.
Thanks to modern health
care, Americans are living longer
and have more incentive to take
better care of themselves. Exer-
cise and proper diet can help you
not only live longer but also to
stay healthy and active as you get
older.
A few years ago, I noticed a
number of researchers use the
term "biological age" as opposed
to "chronological age." Your
"biological age" deals with how
fast your body is aging, generally
based on how well you are treat-
ing it.
There are a number of differ-
ent tests that various researchers
use to determine biological age.
Most include height, weight,
blood pressure, health history,
ability to do exercises (such as if


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many sit-ups you can do without
stopping) and lifestyle factors
such as whether or not you
smoke, how often you eat fried
foods, etc.
I used hypothetical profiles to
compare what lifestyle differ-
ences can mean to a person's
lifespan.
For example, a 50-year-old
non-smoker, who is 5 feet, 5 inch-
es tall and weighs 130 pounds,
exercises for at least 30 minutes
five times a week, avoids fast
food restaurants and in general
follows a healthy lifestyle might


have a "biological age" of 41.
A 25-year-old smoker, who is 5
feet, 5 inches tall, weights 150
pounds, rarely makes time for
exercise and eats at fast food
restaurants five times a week,
might have a "biological age" of
36.
At this rate in a few years, the
25-year-old might have a "biolog-
ical age" older than the 50-year-
old.
In reviewing the factors that
researchers use to determine
"biological health," I found some
interesting items. Factors that
might add years to your life
include:
Avoid fad diets. "Yo-yo"
weight loss and gain can be hard
on your body. If you are over-
weight, a sensible, healthy diet
can safely help you lose up to two
. pounds a week. If you are losing
weight at aJaster rate, you should
be under a doctor's care.
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right away. Take a few minutes to
stretch and to mentally prepare
yourself for the day. (This does
not mean it is all right to go back
to sleep.)
High protein snacks mid-
morning and mid-afternoon can
help keep your blood sugar con-
stant and keep you energized.
Sugary snacks can give you an
immediate burst of energy but
then your blood sugar will drop
even more, leaving you even
more tired.
A little caffeine can be good
for you, but more than two serv-
ings a day can be harmful.
Remember a soft drink may have
as much caffeine as a cup of cof-
fee so read the labels.
Before making any change to
your diet or exercise program,
consult your doctor. This is espe-
cially important if you are on any
prescription medications. Some
drugs interact badly with foods
that would otherwise be consid-
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Free nutrition
clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will
host a free contact reflex
analysis and designed clinical
nutrition class at Douglas
Health Center, 916 W.N. Park
St., on Aug. 8 and Sept. 12, at
5:30 p.m. For information, call
(863) 763-4320.

Free pregnancy
tests are offered
The Pregnancy Resource
Center of Okeechobee, a non-
profit organization, is now avail-
able to offer free pregnancy test-
ing to girls and women of all
ages. We offer free and confiden-
tial pregnancy tests, peer coun-
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sound, parenting classes and
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so if you would like more infor-
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Free memory
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Alzheimer's Association
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screenings at the Visiting
Nurse Association, 208 S.E.
Park St. on July 29, Sept. 16
and Nov. 4. Appointments are
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Sports Briefs


OHS offering
grid physical
Required physical will be
available for all Okeechobee
High School prospective football
players on July 27 beginning at 4
p.m. in the Brahman Field
House.
The cost of the physical will
be $20. All football players must
have a current physical in order
to be able to start practice on
Aug. 1.
There will be a meeting of the
Touchdown Club in the Lecture
Hall at 7 p.m. on July 28. This
club is for members of the com-
munity who are interested in
supporting the Brahman football
program.
Varsity and junior varsity prac-
tice begins on Aug. 1.
Freshman practice begins
Aug. 10.

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

O.H.S. volleyball
tryouts scheduled
Volleyball tryouts for Okee-
chobee High School (O.H.S.) are
scheduled for Aug. 1 and Aug. 2
in the O.H.S. gym.
There Will be two sessions
each day. The first session will be
from 8 until 10 a.m. The second
session will, be from 3 until 5
p.m.
Players must turn in a physical.
and a parent consent form in
order to participate. These forms
are available in the school office
weekdays between 8, a.m. and 3
p.m.
The tryouts are for varsity and


junior varsity, though all incom-
ing freshmen are encouraged to
attend. In the event any freshman
is not selected to one of these
teams, they will be asked to
report back on Monday, Aug. 8,
from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. for the
first official freshman team prac-
tice.
For information, contact
coach May at (863) 634-5836.

Players sought
for OHS golf team
With school less than a
month away, the Brahman golf-
team would like to invite poten-
tial players to join the team.
No experience is necessary,
players will be trained. If you do
not.have. access to a set of clubs,
the team will find one or you.
There will be both' a girls and
a boys team this year.
Practice will begin Aug. 10.
Team members must have a
current physical and be a part of
the Brahman sports family.
For information, contact
coach Mark Ward at (863) 634-
'1722.

Grid conditioning
program under way
Summer conditioning ses-
sions have begun at Okeechobee
High School for the Brahman
football team.
The sessions will be from 4
until 6 p.m. on Mondays, Tues-
days, Thursdays and Fridays
throughout the summer. Anyone
intending to try out for the foot-
ball team in the fall should attend
these conditioning sessions.
For information, call the Brah-
man field house at (863) 462-
5050 and leave a message and an
assistant coach will return the
call.

OCRA football
sign-ups planned
The Okeechobee Citizens
Recreation Association (OCRA)
will hold .their fall football sign-
ups Aug. 6, 13 and 20 from 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m. at Teen Town, 305
N.W. Second St.
Parents or guardians are
required to accompany athletes.
A copy of the athlete's birth cer-
tificate will also be required at
registration.
OCRA football is not associat-
ed with Pop Warner football.
The regular OCRA monthly


meeting will take .place July 7 at
7:30 p.m. at Teen Town. The
public is invited.

Team Trail
slate announced
The remaining tournament
dates for the Okee-Tantie Team
Trail bass tournaments are
Aug.7, Sept. 11 and Oct. 9.
The trail's classic will take
place on Nov. 19 and 20.
The tournaments will all be
held at Okee-Tantie Marina and
Campground. Registrations for
the memorial tourney and the
trail can be made at the Wanta- -
Linga Motel or at the dock on the -
day of the tournament.
For information, contact Larry
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
III.
Movie timrres for Friday, July 22,
through Thursday, July 28, are as
follows:
Theatre I "Bad News Bears"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9:10 p.m. Saturday and Sun-
day at 2, 4:30, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:30, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Theatre II "Fantastic Four"
(PG-13) Showtimes: Friday at 7
and 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m. Monday at
3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9
p.m.
Theatre III "Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory" (PG) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Sat-
urday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863) 763-
7202.

Briefs


Coast Guard Auxiliary
is active in community
Since its creation by Congress
in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Aux-
iliary has served as the civilian,
non-military component of the
Coast Guard. Today, the 33,000 vol-
unteer men and women of the
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary are
active on the waterways and class-
rooms in over 2,000 cities and
towns across the nation. Each
year, Auxiliarists (folks just like
you) save almost 500 lives, assist
some 15,000 boaters in distress,
conduct more the 150,000 cour-
tesy safety examinations of recre-
ation vessels and teach over
500,000 students in boating and
water safety courses. The results of
these efforts save taxpayers hun-
dreds of millions of dollars every
year. For information, call (863)
467-3085.
EYDCisinneed
of volunteers
Volunteers do make a differ-
ence. This statement is proven
daily by hundreds of private citi-
zens who, as volunteers, enter
juvenile justice programs-through-
-out the state. The Eckerd Youth
Development Center (EYDC)
needs you to share your skills or
special talents in making a differ-
ence in the lives of troubled youth.
Volunteers are needed as tutors,
translators, arts and crafts instruc-
tors, mentors, job preparation and
search instructors, recreation
aides and assistance in developing
a youth choir. Wouldn't you like to
make a difference? If so, please
contact Rick Hargraves at EYDC,
7200 U.S. Hwy. 441 N., Okee-
chobee, Fl. 34972. (863) 763-2174,
ext. 234.
Read library
books online
The Okeechobee County Pub-
lic Library has announced a new
service for those patrons with e-
mail accounts. You can join the
Chapter-A-Day Online Book Club
sponsored by the Friends of the
Okeechobee County Library. All
you need to do is visit the library's
web page at
www.heartlineweb.org/oke and
choose the link to the Online Book
Club. Simply follow the directions
on the page. You will start receiv-
ing chapters from popular books
in your daily e-mail. After you have
read two or three chapters from a
book, you will begin receiving
chapters from a new one. Each
Monday you will start a new book.
There is no charge for this service.
You don't even need a library card.
All you need is an e-mail address
and five minutes a day to sample
the wonderful world of reading
Subsidized childcare
enrollment under way
The Okeechobee County
School Readiness Coalition is cur-
rently enrolling eligible children
into subsidized childcare. The pro-
gram is currently serving children
age birth to kindergarten age. Both
parents must be working or
attending some type of school or
training. There is an income limit
based on family size. Call 1-(866)
273-6340 to be placed on the wait-
ing list.
Food Pantry
has re-opened
Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church Food Pantry is open again.
We are located at 312 N. Parrott
Ave. in the back parking lot of the
church. Our temporary gray box is
stocked and ready for anyone who
needs food. All you need is an I.D.
The hours of operation are Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday
from 9 a.m. until noon.


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PUPPY, Male, 21/ mo. old,'
black & tan w/bob tail. Lost in
vic. of SW section of Okee-
chobee, (863)467-8165

LAB MIX PUPPIES, 9 wks.
old. 2 Females left. 1 Tan, 1
Black & White. Free to good
homes. (863)467-4455
Lots of free dogs, to good
homes only, all types.
(863)227-2600
PIT/CURR PUPPIES (7) 8
weeks old. Free to good
home. (863)675-2844




TAYLOR CREEK LODGE
July 25th-31st, Mon.-Sat.,
7am-? 3955 SE 29th Way.
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Black & White Pit, Call to de-
scdribe. (863)357-3225
Found: Corgi, brown & white,
not neutered, very friendly,
Call to identify
863-634-4369.
Found: long haired black cat
wearing black harness.
(863)357-3225,
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Bronco was LOST Nov. '0.4.
Lt brown, 3Olbs, 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
DALMATION "Lucky". Male,
11 yr. old family pet. Friendly.
Missed dearly. July 5th near
HI Low Acres. (863)763-2603


ASSISTANT MANAGER
$28,600 to start
Fax resume to
863-467-2402
or apply within.
Cashiers, Fla. Turnpike, Yee-
haw through Stuart, need 25
people to work to replace 25
who didn't. 772-429-1454
Delivery/Warehouse
Person
Apply at Badcock
Furniture
512 WN Park St.
Must be able to load,
unload & assemble
furniture.
NO Phone Calls Please.


READING A
NEWSPAPER
HELPS YOU
UNDERSTAND
THE WORLD
AROUND YOU.


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


needed for busy law firm. Must have a
minimum of 2 years legal experience.
Competitive salary & benefits.
Please fax resume to:
863-467-1968, Attn. M. Wade


Professional Cook
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Full Time. (Fri., Sat., Mon., Tues., Wed.)
Good Benefits
Apply At: 406 N.W. 4th Street


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COUNSELOR II
BRIGHTON SEMINOLE RESERVATION
The Seminole Tribe of Florida has openings
for the following positions. Competitive ,
salary and excellent benefits including Health,
Dental and 401K. MA/MS or MSW w/min.
2 yrs. exp. in mental health or social work,
LCSW, LMFT, LMHC or eligible. CAP (+).
Min. 2 yr. exp. w/Sub. abuse/mental health.
Flex hours req. Valid FL drivers lic. Fax resume
w/salary req. to (954)967-3477 or email
amdixon@semtribe.com


Southern Gardens Groves Supervisor
Requires
BS degree or 5 to 7 years experience in,
agricultural production and management; at least,
2 year supervisory experience; familiar with fertilizer,
irrigation, insecticide, and pest management
programs; computer skills; and must be
willing to work grove schedule.
Prefer bilingual. Offer excellent benefits package
including health, life insurance, 401-K, and bonus.
Contact HR Dept. Fax 863.902.4315,
or e-mail dmelton(southerngardens.com. EOE


Southern Gardens Groves seeks
Scouts and Facility Attendants
Scout will perform detailed citrus tree inspections, complete
reports, and operate motor vehicles. Facility Attendant will
handle grove traffic flow, assure canker compliance
procedures, assist visitors and complete logs. Both require
good verbal and written communication skills. Prefer
bilingual. Offer excellent benefits package including
health, life insurance, 401-K, and bonus.
Contact HR Dept. Fax 863.902.4315, or
e-mail dmeltonc(southernaardens.com. EOE



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.


Start a new career in the much needed field of
nursing as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Complete the
Hospitality Assistant course/training at Okeechobee
Healthcare Facility and become a CNA in 4 weeks. Next
class begins soon. Instructor RN/experienced teacher has
a very high CNA exam passing rate. Qualified CNAs are
then eligible for LPN training. Good benefits.
Apply In Person For Further Details:
406 N.W. 4th Street (863) 357-2442

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


DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL Required.
Benefits Available. Apply @
Walpole Feed & Supply
2595 NW 8th Street
DRIVERS
Be your own boss in the Okee-
chobee, Belle Glade and Cle-
wiston areas. Flexible week
day hours, must have 1995
or newer 4 door Sedan, Cell
Phone or Nextel a plus. Call
(800)685-4789 Ext 1197
IElectrician: I
iJourneymen or experienced 1
Mechanic's. Only serious
Self motivated need apply."
IMust have good driving
Record. Weekly travel I
required in FL. Paid travel
time, overtime Per diem,,
DFWP Benefits, 401k, Pd"
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1(772)468-3689 I
FITTER/WELDER
COMBO ONLY
WELDER HELPER
Work in Clewiston area.
Call 863-763-6423, Iv. msg.
Form Carpenters, Equipment
Operators & Labors Needed
for construction in Port St.
Lucie. Call: 954-818-2521
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
City. Salary & Benefits.
Call David @ (772)287-1213
Office Manager, exp'd in con-
struction industry, Mail re-
sume to 3157 Hwy 441 N,
Okeechobee, FL 34972. No
Phone Calls, No Walk Ins.
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
Receptionist/Clerical position
for professional office. Typ-
ing & computer skills a
must. Send your resume to
PO. Box 2430, Okeechobee,
FL 34973.
SIGN-UP BONUS
We are now accepting
applications for Fuel
Attendant/stock'
person and night shift
Wrecker Driver
position. Training will
be provided for
responsible people..
We offer good pay,
rewarding work,
benefits and a
substantial mileage
reimbursement. For a
limited time, qualified
applicants who are
hired will receive a
$200 sign-up bonus.
Apply at:
Ft. Drum Citgo
mm 184 Fl. Turnpike
(863)763-9383
DFWP
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you look for it?
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deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered 425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




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


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




ITractor w/Loader for Hire

Call (863)763-4149
or (561)758-4337


Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
SAppliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets, Rugs 550
Children's Items 55
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins'Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/.-Supplies/.
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television,'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


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


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
SEWING MACHINE, Singer,
Treadle. Include original ac-
cessories. Excellent condi-
tion. $225. (863)467-8050
SINGER '1900- Commercial &
Furrier Machine $500.
(863)357-1019


VANITY- 2 drawers & flip up
mirror with storage inside.
$40. (863)634-9626


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
REFRIGERATOR, Amana, '96
Side by Side w/ice & water in
door. Will deliver in Okeecho-
bee. $150(863)357-3830
WASHER & DRYER, $100.
Works, good condition.
(863)697-8319.
WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore,
Super Capacity, Asking
$225 for the pair.
(772)215-9168
WASHER/DRYER, & Micro-
wave- Good condition. $125
will separate.
(863)467-1547



WIND KIT- For a Sears shed.
Protects wind gust up to
140mph $45.
(863)467-1782


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



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.
PLYWOOD, 5 Ig. pcs., multiple
smaller pieces, $30 neg.
(863)447-0002
ROOF PANELS (8), Alumi-
num, used, 8 ft. long. $30
takes all. (863)763-3951



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
WEDDING DRESS- Mary's In-
formal Collection, Ivory,
new, never worn, Euro size
18, $250 (863)675-2624.


Football & Baseball Card Col-
lection & $500 or best offer"l
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



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
BEDROOM SET 5pcs, full
size bed w/ mattress $300
(863)675-2969
BEDROOM SET, Full or Queen
(Adjustable) w/Lg. chest, dbl.
dresser w/dbl. mirrors, night
stand. $1500 (863)824-8703
CHAIRS (2) Wing Back,
Matching. Beautiful. Deep rust
color. Exc. condition. $130 for
both, will sep. (863)467-8050
COUCH & LOVESEAT, Match-
ing set. Multi Colored. $150
(863)634-0716
CRIBS, (2), like new, w/mir-
rors & plexi glass, light
wood, $100 neg. will sell
sep. (863)467-9908
DINETTE SET, Includes Bench
and 6 chairs. Really good
shape. $100 (863)675-3774
DINING ROOM TABLE- Solid
wood with 2 leafs, 6 High
back chairs. Very nice $700.
(863)634-9842 Okee area
OR table tinted mirror glass
w/ center leaf $50
(863)357-1078
DRESSER- Good condition.
$30. (863)634-9626 Call
anytime
FUTON W/TWIN BUNK on top,
full size, wood frame & bed-
ding, $250. (863)357-2988
HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD,
King Size, Mountain style,
Solid pine, $300.
(863)634-2582
KITCHEN TABLE with 6
chairs, $200. Call
863-357-9453.
MATTRESS & BOX SPRING,
king size, $325.
(863)357-2988
MICROWAVE CART
Oak finish, roll around, w/
doors & sliding drawer. $45
(863)357-1078
SOFA BED & 2) Swivel Reclin-
ers. Matching. Exc. cond.
$600 or best offer. Located
Okeechobee (305)304-4538
TABLE- Dark Oak, veneer top,
with 4 chair, leaf, Very stur-
dy. $75. or best offer.
(863)673-3662
TABLE, Palm Tree Design.
Round, Wrought Iron. Includes
2 matching chairs. $100.
(863)357-2211
TV CABINET, Oak. Also holds
VCR or DVD Player. $100..
(863)357-2211
VANITY w/Mirror. Brand new.
$60 (863)675-3774
WATERBED- King size, Every-
. thing included. No head-
board. Great condition.
$100. (863)763-6909.



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



BOWFLEX, '05, Sports Model,
never been used, selling due
to illness, $1000 neg.
(863)763-4939/634-2017
WEIGHTS & BENCH- 410 lbs,
w/ extras, $175 or best of-
fer. (863)983-2246.



CHAISE LOUNGE Large,
$250 firm for 2. Call
863-357-9453.


HANDICAP TOILET, portable,
brand new, never been used,
$25. (863)467-5709
WALKER, Deluxe: 4 Wheel
w/seat & basket. $75
(863)763-2458
WALKER, Senior Citizen,
brand new, $30.
(863)467-5709


CB BASE STATION Realistic,
Navaho TRC-434, like new
in box, $50. Call
863-357-3779.
File Cabinet, metal, 4 drawer,
like new condition, $50.
(863)763-6340



DRUM SET, $80
(863)675-2627
PIANO, Upright. Must sell.
$600 or best offer.
(863)763-6369


ALBINO COCKATIEL'S- (2)
hand fed, with cage, $75.
(863)983-6537.
ANIMAL CAGE, Small, 2x2
squared. Shelf, Ramp. Ex-
cellent condition. $35.
(863)357-2588
AQUARIUMS, (2), 10 & 30
gallon, lights, filters, breed-
ers, heaters, thermometers,
$175. (863)675-0162
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIG
$50 (863)983-7702
BABY SUGAR GLIDER- In-
cludes large cage $300.
(863)634-2077
FISH TANKS (25) 21/, 5's &
10's. Including Accessories.
$150. (863)357-1775


Looking to buy small breed
puppies, will purchase
whole litter. Please call
954-394-2443.
MINIATURE POODLE 8 wks
old, male, silver color, thor-
oughbred but NO papers,
$400. Call 863-763-4989.
RABBITS (2) Medium Size.
Huge cage & feed included.
Free to good home only.
(863)357-7136



HOT TUB, Command, works
good, 5 people, $1000 or
best offer. (863)647-0959
POOL- 4ft, ladder and all ac-
cessories, like new, $150 or
best offer. (863)824-8749.



SONY STEREO SYSTEM- RCA
5 Disk, CD Changer. 2 Tower
& 2 small speakers Good
cond $400 neg 863-634-6737
STEREO with CD/double deck
player, AM/FM, $40/neg.
Call 863-674-0304.



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


WELDER, Electric, Miller, Blue
Star 2E. & Small electric air
compressor on 2 wheel trail-
er. $1500 (863)675-8074


AIR HOCKEY TABLE: Large,
Arcade Style. $200 or best
offer. (863)763-6369
FOOS BALL TABLE, $75.
(863)763-4684
X BOX- With 4 games, 1 Con-
troller, 3 mo old. $175.
(863)261-2263

Agriculture

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Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed.'Products 810
Farm Miscellaneous 815
Farm Produce 820
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies/
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835,
Horses 840' -
Landscaping-
Supplies 845
Lawn & Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry/Supplies 860
Seeds/Plants,'
Flowers 865



AQHA STALLION- 16.1 hands,
by Hint of Conclusive, Great
Sire, Very gentle. Must sell
$5000. firm (561)795-9657
BUCK SKIN APPALOOSA
Gelding, Great personality.
Experienced rider. $1800 or
best offer. (863)357-3325
HORSES, 12 yr. old, Appaloo-
sa Mare. Good w/kids. May
be in foal. Good 4-H project.
$1000 (863)634-7801
LIVESTOCK TRAILER 22',
metal top & siding, $1500 or
best offer. Call
(561) 236-8708 anytime.
PAINT GELDING, 2 years old.
Approx. 14 hands. Not
broke. $400 (954)520-6707
PALOMINO- Registered Mini
Stud. $500. (863)697-6713
QUARTER HORSE GELDING,
12 yrs. old. Needs experi-
enced rider., $1000.
(863)634-7801
Quarter Horse Mare, 8 yrs.
old & Quarter Horse Gelding, 3
yrs. old. $3000 for both, will
sep. (239)694-5611



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



Garden Tractor, buy 1 get 2
free, 11hp Murray, good
cond., needs battery, $100.
(863)763-2053
JOHN DEERE GATOR; $1000
(863)801-1666
LAWN EQUIPMENT
Toro Z Master, 10mph, Echo
Weedeater & Blower w/
trailer $5000(863)467-8250
LAWN MOWER PARTS, Snap-
per, Murray, MTD, Briggs &
Stratton. All new. $300.
(863)763-3951
MOWER- Scott, Auto, 25HP
Kohler. Needs transmission.
$800. or best offer.
(863)265-4161
PRESSURE WASHER, 2500
psi's whose & wand. $250.
(863)675-7504
RAIL ROAD TIES FOR SALE:
Approx. 200. $1400 for a; ,
will sep. Will Deliver
(863)357-6202 / 261-4999
Riding Lawn Mower, Snap-
per, $200. (863)634-2582
RIDING MOWER- MTD, 12HR
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 -15',
Ideal for horses & livestock.
$500 or best offer. Call
(561) 236-8708 anytime



SADDLE, Barrel Style & Tack,
reins, bits, blankets, etc. $350
(772)201-5166

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



TOWNHOUSE 2BR/2BA, 2
story. Building is 1 year old,
$850 mo. 863-357-4140




FISH PROCESSING PLANT
Turn Key, License Available.
$900 mo. + sec. dep. & ref.
Okeechobee. (772)260-5838



OAK LAKE VILLAS, 2BR/2BA,
1 yr. minimum, asking $975
mo. (863)763-8001
H -R n 93


OKEE- 3BR, 2BA, Gar., Pool
Kings Bay S935. mo +
$1300 Sec. Dep., Amed-Prty
Mngmnt (772)370-3752
Okeechobee, 2BR/1BA within
city limits, professional of-
fice, $750 mo., 1st, last &
sec. (863)763-6513

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos/
Townhouses Sale10l
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




Laundromat, a/c, exc. equip-
ment, good lease space,
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
Shop here first!
The classified ads


Indian Hammock, 3/2, dbl.
crpt. w/1/1 guest house, 2.7
acres, private, quiet, stables
& riding trails, airstrip, sep-
arate hunting area, other
amenities. $429,000.
(561)596-3889 Broker
KINGS BAY: 5265 S.E. 43rd
St. 2 BR, 2 BA., 1 Car garage,
FL Rm., Tile Firs. Solid Con-
struction. City Water/Sewer.
Fresh paint. Community Pool.
$134,900.772-579-8489
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 5% Acres,
2 Buildable Lots. Cleared.
Well & Electric. $350,000.
(863)610-0219 5pm-7pm


OKECHOBEE- 1.25 acres In
the Vikings. High & dry, near
46K acre State Preserve.
Buy now, prices are going up!!
$31,000 (561)262-6884

Mobile Homes



Moble Home Lota 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 2015
Mobile Homes Sale 2020



In MHP in Town: 2 BR, 1 BA,
Near shopping. New roof &
new tile. $12,000 or best of-
fer. (863)763-6456
Mobile Home, Singlewide,
'93 12x64, 3BR/1BA, must
be moved, asking $2800.
305-245-8768/345-1319

Recreation



Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessaores 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles/ATV 3035


ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/
trIr, 2 motors, 2 trolling mo-
tors, fish finder, anchors,
swivel seats, $2000
(863)635-3627.
Big 0 Airboat hull, 13' seat
stand & cage, exc. shape,
less than 1 yr. old, $2000
neg. Call Heath
863-634-6006
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/115hp. Evinrude &
Trolling Motor. $1800 or best
offer. (863)632-9166
JON BOAT- New Wide Lund
14ft, with trailer, $1500 or
best offer. (863)467-8161.
MERCURY '01, 25 HR electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
SEA-NYMPH- '84, 17" Alumi-
num, Runs good. Boat, Mo-
tor & Trailer. $700 or best
Offer. (863)763-1431
SPORTSMAN BOAT- '89, 18'
10" Alum. Has '95 motor
120 force w/trailer $4000.
Call Don 863-634-5244


BOUNDER, '90, 70k mi., new
trans., good cond., $12,900.
(772)785-5771
COACHMAN 1997, 5th Wheel,
25 Ft. w/slide out. Garaged,
No pets, No smoking. Very
clean! $9500 (863)357-1714
Dodge Motorhome, '74, 20',
totally reconditioned, runs
'great, sleeps 4, a/c, $2000.
(863)357-1945


Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Small Bookcase
This small bookcase is a great project for wood-
workers who like to .read. Perfect for beginners, the
project is assembled from just eight pieces and the
curved cuts are traced from full-size patterns. The
plan calls for pine lumber, but almost any wood may
be substituted.
The completed bookcase measures 35 inches tall
by 24 inches wide by 11 inches deep.
Small Bookcase plan (No. 205)... $7.95
Bookcases Package (No. C 118)
Three other projects $21.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
P.O. Box 2383 this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91409 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
Moy u-bild.com
Money Back Guarantee


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10 The Okeechobee News, Tuesday, July 26, 2005


WILDERNESS, 32', like new,
a/c, heat,sleeps 6, storage,
$9000 or best offer.
786-423-7057


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TRAILER, Mastercraft '01, fits
boats, 190, 197 & 209, & 20-
21' Long. New cond. $2000
(561)644-7237/795-9657


Do-It-Yourself Ideas
V"-


Patio Cover
Get ready for spring with this patio cover project.
Not only will it act as an umbrella against rain and
sun to extend your living space, but this cost-effi-
cient, do-it-yourself version can add resale value to
your home. Detailed instructions and straightfor-
ward construction techniques make it a breeze for
almost anyone.
Built from standard lumber and translucent fiber-
glass panels (available at most home and garden cen-
ters), the project is designed with specifications for
three sizes of patio covers: 8 feet deep by 12 feet
long, 12 feet deep by 24 feet long and 16 feet deep
by 20 feet long.
Patio Cover plan (No: 560) ... $7.95
Patio Projects (No. C99)
Three other projects,... $22.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) ... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle item(s), Please be sure to
clip & send w/ check to: include your name,
U-Bild Features address and the name of
P.O. Box 2383 this newspaper. Allow
Van Nuys, CA 91409 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
Mo u-bild.com .
Money Back Guarantee


HONDA 350 CLASSIC, '73,
good condition, $600 or
best offer. (772)418-5671
HONDA CBR HURRICANE-
'90, Approx. 43K, Runs but
needs work. $1000. or best
offer. (863)697-8319
SCOOTER- '04, 50cc, 4 cycle,
$975. (863)674-0360.



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

Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 40J10
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035.
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



Catfish Boat, 21' long, 70hp
Tohatsu, new trIr, good
cond., $3000.
(863)357-4595 ask for Ron.
Chevy Corvette, '85, strong
running, good looking, nice
interior, $8500.
(863)357-4595 ask for Ron
FORD MUSTANG 1989 Con-
vertible: Needs work. $1200
or best offer.
(863)946-0599
MERCURY-' 89, Grand
marque Nice cond. Very de-
pendable. Tan w/white top.
$2200. neg 863-675-3726


OLDSMOBILE, '97- 4dr, 54AK
miles, all power, like new,
$5000 (863)675-2392.



FORD EXPLORER 91, Needs
trans. $500. (863)634-0305


ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Nev-
er ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
JEEP '91- parts only, was run-
ning, $500 or best offer.
(863)357-1976.
RIMS & TIRES- 4, AKUZA 20"
good condition $800 or best
offer (863)763-3349 Ask for
Patrick
TIRES (4) 235/75/R15, Fits
most SUV or P/U Trucks, Day-
ton all terrain, good cond.
$40. (302)222-2592 Jim.
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-
tern 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.


CHEVY- '1955, Original en-
ine, rough but restorable.
800. or best offer
(863)675-4643
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


Iubi Noice


Okeechobee County School Board Meetings
August 2 and August 16, 2005
The Okeechobee County School Board will hold two meetings in August. On Au-
gust 2, the School Board will consider advertisement of millage rates and budget
for 2005-06, School Improvement Plans, and other regular School Board busi-
ness items. On Tuesday, August 16, the School Boards will consider School Im-
provement Plans and other regular business items. Both meetings will be at 6:0C
p.m. in Room 303 of the School Board Administrative Office at 7010 S.W. 2nc
Avenue, and are open to the public.
There will be no meeting on August 9 as previously scheduled.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
71475 ON 07/26/05 & 08/02/05

OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD POLICY
In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Chapter 120, Florida Stat-
utes, notice is hereby given that the Okeechobee County School Board will con-
sider adoption of the School Board policy listed below at their meeting or
Tuesday, August 16, 2005, at 6:00 p.m., in Room 303 of the School Board Ad-
ministrative Office at 700 S.W. Second Avenue, Okeechobee.
Copies of the proposed policy are available in the School Board Office located al
700 S.W. 2nd Avenue, Room 307.
AMENDMENT OF BOARD POLICY 6.17 Assisting Teachers to Become Highly
Qualified
This policy requires development of procedures to assist experienced teachers tc
meet the highly qualified requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act.
This policy Is proposed for adoption to comply with the No Child Left Behind Act.
The legal authority forthis policy is ES. 1001.41; 1012.22; 1012.23.
Laws implemented are ES. 1001.43; 1012.22; 1012.27; No Child Left Behinc
Act of 2001, PL 107.110.
This policy amendment will not affect individuals from an economic standpoint.
Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D
Superintendent of Schools
69681 ON 7/26/05


FORD F250, '95- 6 cyl, AC, 2
fuel tanks, camper top,
$2300 or best offer
(863)467-0139.

FORD F350 1984, Dually flat-
bed. $1000 or best offer.
(863)675-8573


READING A
NEWSPAPER.
makes you a more informed
and interesting person, No
wonder newspaper readers
are more successfully


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 XLT F-250 '93, V-0, au-
to, a/c, pwr window, p/s, tilt,
cc, tool box, 126K mi.
$4500.neg. (863)634-2578
TOYOTA PU, '88- 4 speed, 4
cylinder, alot of new parts,
Needs work w/carb. $900.
(863)634-7706.


Trailer for Sale: 2005 Hawk-
line Lowboy Gooseneck, 18'
Deck, tandem axle, elec.
brakes, 7000# capacity.
Call Tom at All Coast Tractor
(863)467-7500


FORD HI-TOP CONV VAN,
'88- full power, runs good,
AC not working, 2nd owner,
$1800 (954)584-7912.


Public Notices



Public Notice 5:)05
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500



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


Iubi Notice


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PROJECT NO. 20435
OKEECHOBEE HIGH SCHOOL
RENOVATIONS TO BUILDING 8
INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY
FLORIDA, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Okeechobee, Florida 34974 up to 2.00 p.m. Au-
gust 8,2005 for all materials and labor necessary for:
Renovations to Building 8
Okeechobee High School
Okeechobee, Florida
Bidder shall complete a list of sub-bidders with whom he will sub-contract work in
connection with this project. This list shall accompany the contractors bid. Fail-
ure to provide a list shall be grounds for rejection of the bid.
Plans and specifications are on file in the office of:
Dale Barrett, Director of Operations
Okeechobee County School Board
700 SW 2nd Avenue, Room 110
Okeechobee, FL 34974
863-462-5000 ext. 236
and
BMK Architects, Inc.
323 Central Avenue
Sarsota, FL 34236
941-356-6056
Copies of said plans and specifications may be obtained at the office of said Archi-
tect or the office of Dale Barrett, upon the deposit of $100.00 for one set of plans
and specifications; said deposit will be returned to the contractor upon return of
said plans and specifications in good condition, and upon receipt of a bona fide
bid.
Each bid shall be accompanied by a Bid Bond in the amount of 5% of the maximum
bid, payable to the School Board of Okeechobee County, as evidence of good
faith and guaranteeing that the successful bidder will execute and furnish to the
School Board of Okeechobee County a good and sufficient performance bond as
required by Florida Statute Section 1013.47 in the penal sum of 100% of the es-
calated amount of the contract guaranteeing the performance of said contract
and a payment bond as required by Section 1013.45 and 255.05, Rodda Stat-
utes, guaranteeing the payment of all debts pertaining thereto. Each bid shall be
accompanied by a sworn statement under Section 287.133(3)(a), Florida Stat-
utes, on Public Entity Crimes and the Drug Free Workplace Certification.
Each bond shall be issued by a surety company licensed and authorized to do busi-
ness in the State of Florida having a genera bond holder's rating of A+ excel-
lent and a financial ration of BBB+ or better in Florida satisfactory to the
Owner, within ten (10) days after being awarded the contract, the premiums of
said bonds to be paid by the Contractor Said bonds to be recorded in accor-
dance with School Board instructions.
All Bids shall be placed in an envelope, sealed, and addressed to the School Board
of Okeechobee County, and the name of the project should be placed on the out-
side of the envelope and words indicating that the envelope contains a bid for
said project,
MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE: July 27, 2005, 10:00 a.m., prevailing time at
the office of Dale Barrett, Director of Operations, 700 SW 2nd Avenue, Room
110, Okeechobee, FL 34974.
The Contractor will be required to build and have the project substantially complet-
ed January 06, 2006 and have the actual site work, including punch list items
and site clean up, totally completed within 30 days thereafter. Failure to do so
will result in liquidated damages in the amount of $500.00 per day for each date
of actual substantial completion exceeds the scheduled date of substantial com-
pletion; and a further sum of $100.00 per calendar day in liquidated damages for
each day the date of actual final completion exceeds the scheduled date of final
completion.
The successful bidder, if any, will be notified within 15 days after the bid is accept-
ed.
The School Board of Okeechobee County reserves the right to reject any and all
bids and to waive any informalities. All proposals shall remain in force for 30
days after the date of opening.
THE SCHOOL BOARD OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY FLORIDA.
By: Patricia G. Cooper, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools
68988 ON 7/12,19,26/05


Love the earth Recycle
your used items by
selling them in the
classified.


Grab a bargain from your
neighbor's garage, attic.
basement or closet in
today's clfassftets.


Community Events


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
show will begin promptly at 11 a.m. After the show there will be a
lunch for everyone and a few door prizes for the children who sign
up. All children will receive a helium balloon or small gift. Rev-
erend Mabrey, a Methodist minister and illusionist, will be per-
forming.

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


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

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 eligibility is required to qualify. For information or to make a
donation, call the Mission at (863) 763-5725.


Bake sale funds youth facility
The Okeechobee Church of God of Prophecy, 102 N.W 10th St., will
hold a bake sale that includes and encourages county-wide participation
in ordering cakes, fudge, puddings, etc. Proceeds from the sale will help
finance the beginning of a new youth facility. Order forms have been
placed at different businesses so that the church can fill the orders. For
information, call (863) 763-7227 or (863) 7634654. Orders will be taken
until the end of September.

Headstart now accepting applications
The Economic Opportunities Council Headstart is accepting applica-
tions 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.


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