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Okeechobee INews

Vol. 96 No. 210

Friday, July 29, 2005

504 Plus tax

Bogus bills passed locally

Police say bills
also made locally
By Eric Kopp
Okeechobee News
"It started out with a trickle, but
now it's like somebody opened a
suitcase full of it in the sky and just
dumped it out."
The "it" referred to by Okee-
chobee City Police Department
Detective Bettye Taylor is counter-
feit money that's being passed to

businesses in but hardly anyone checks $1, $5 or
both the city $10 bills, said the detective.
and county. Also, the bills are being circu-
The bogus bills, lated to all types of businesses -
she added, are even the illegal ones.
apparently Detective Taylor said there have
being made been instances where the money
locally, has been passed from 'customers'
The funny 4 w. to drug dealers, who then pass it
money is being David Lee on without knowing the bills are
made in all Brown no good. The detective said the
denominations money has been passed in con-
- from $1 bills venience stores, banks, grocery
on up. Most businesses check bills stores and every other type of busi-
of denominations of $20 and up, '"ness in the area.

"We've had a lot," said Detec-
tive Taylor. "We didn't think we
had a problem at first, but now
they're all over the place."
She said her investigation led to
the arrest of a local man earlier this
David Lee Brown, 26, of a S.W.
Second Ave. address in Okee-
chobee, was arrested locally but
was turned over to agents from
the U.S. Secret Service. He was
then taken into custody by the U.S.
Marshals Service and is currently
in the Palm Beach County Jail.

According to the Marshals Service
office in Fort Pierce, Brown is
charged with possession of coun-
terfeit U.S. currency. His bond has
been set at $75,000.
Brown is also a convicted sex
offender. He was arrested by the
Okeechobee County Sheriff's
Office on Dec. 12,1998, in connec-
tion with a Glades County case. He
was convicted on a charge of lewd
and lascivious acts on a child
under 16.

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Little bugs
with a big bite
While sipping, his coffee
and doing some work, Rad-
ford University biology pro-
fessor Samuel Zeakes asks
some patrons at the coffee
shop if they know which ani-
mal is responsible for the
deaths of between one and
two million people per year.
Responses include shark and
crocodile attacks, scorpion
and bee stings, spider bites,
Mad Cow Disease, snake
bites, and, his favorite, being
eaten by a killer whale.
"Of course none of these
are correct!
The correct answer is
mosquitoes. Mosquitoes you
say. Yes. Mosquitoes," says
Zeakes. But only indirectly.
Page 3
House OKs
big energy bill
House by a wide margin
approved a mammoth ener-
gy plan for the nation Thurs-
day that sends billions of dol-
lars in tax breaks and
subsidies to energy compa-
nies, but is expected to do lit-
tle to reduce U.S. oil con-
sumption or dampen high
energy prices.
"It is not a perfect bill,"
said Rep. John Dingell, D-
-Mich. But he called it "a solid
beginning" to diversifying
future energy sources,
improving the nation's aging
electricity grid and fostering
more energy conservation.
Page 5

Drought Index
Current: 327
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16.37 feet

Lake level
Last Year:
12.27 feet W
South Florida Water Manage-
ment District. Depth given in
feet above sea level.)


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: A fishing'maestro'

Scott Maestre (left) prepares to hit the water with Bassmaster pro Mike laconelli at the
2005 Junior Bassmaster World Championship in Kittanning, Pa.

Junior angler among world's best

Big "0" junior angler
places second in
world competition
By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Scott Maestre, a 14-year-old
member of the Big "0" Junior
Anglers Bass Club has a right to
be proud. The young angler from
Palm City finished second in the
2005 Junior Bassmaster World
Championship in Kittanning, Pa.
This was the first trip to the
world championships for the
eighth grade student from Hid-
den Oaks Middle School in'Palm
City and one that he will remem-
ber for a long time. He not only
placed second in the prestigious
event, but got to rub elbows with
some of the greatest professional
anglers in bass fishing.
Maestre, along with his par-
ents and club sponsor Charlie
Hays, traveled to Pittsburgh, Pa.,
to represent Florida in a competi-
tion that was the culmination of

countless local, regional and
state competitions for young
anglers from 11-18yearsof age.
This year's Junior Bassmaster
World Championship had 90
kids divided into two age groups:
11-14 and 15-18. The young
anglers came from the United
States and Canada to compete
for scholarships and prizes. At a
pre-tournament banquet they
were paired with adult Bassmas-
ter Classic competitors.
Maestre was thrilled when he
learned that he was assigned to
fish with well-known BASS pro
Mike laconelli.
"I was really surprised when I
was paired with Mike. He's really
a nice guy. He took a lot of time
with me and taught me a lot,"
said Maestre.
The young competitors and
their pro partners launched from
John P. Murtha Park in Kittanning
to fish the Allegheny River in the
hope of hooking the world
champion title.
They fought through less than
perfect conditions to find the few
bass that were caught.

Joey Nania of Liberty Lake,
Wash., who was teamed up with
2001 Citgo Bassmaster Classic
champion Kevin VanDam, nar-
rowly beat out Maestre for first
place in the 14-18 year old divi-
sion. Nania brought a 1.4 lb. bass
to the scale, 4 ounces more than
Maestre's 1 lb. largemouth.
"Mike told me that it was
tough to catch a lot of fish in this
area of Pennsylvania. He said
that there just were not that
many fish there," explained
Maestre. "They sure don't have
fish like we do in Okeechobee. I
did catch my fish using a
Nania received a $5,000
scholarship and a Triton boat
with a Mercury motor valued at
$8,000. He also received a trip to
Disney World in Orlando for his
entire family for his first place fin-
Maestre received a $2,000
scholarship for his second place
"I had a great time and look
forward to trying to get there
again next year," said Maestre.

Ramp closed

but issue

remains open

By Loma Jablonski
Okeechobee News
Residents of Taylor Creek
Lodge once again asked the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners for
assistance in resolving some of
the issues at Taylor Creek
Billy Hesch, a homeowner at
the lodge, had broached the
issue of lack of access to the
Florida Scenic Trail that runs
around Lake Okeechobee on
top of the dike and the closing of
the boat ramp at Taylor Creek at
the July 14 commission. At that
time she asked the commission
to check into the legality of the
new owners of the lodge, Taylor

Creek Resort RV Park LLC, being
able to close off access to the
popular Trail.
The new owners official pur-
chased the property in early
June. On July 14, a gate across
an access road was locked to
prevent the public from using
the boat ramp. The owners
cited liability issues as their rea-
son for closing off the ramp.
At that meeting, commis-
sioners asked County Attorney
John Cassels to check into the
matter and prepare a report for
Ms. Hesch had requested
that she be able to speak of
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Area service group

readies for summit

By D. Hamilton
Okeechobee News
Since there was no June
meeting of the Community Col-
laborative Council (CCC), there
was much to discuss when the
July meeting of council members
convened on Tuesday.
Pam Hancock, elected chair-
person of the council, began the
meeting by opening the floor to
reports from council members.
Sharon Vinson, facilitator of
the Shared Services Network,
announced to council members
in attendance the upcoming
Treasure Coast Coordination
Coalition's (TCCC) Legislative
and Children's Action Team
(CAT) strategic planning session
in preparation of the 2006 Leg-
islative Session.
Ms. Vinson stated that the
strategic planning session is
scheduled for Aug. 9 at the St.

Lucie Community Center from 8
a.m. until 12:30 p.m. She further
explained that the event was
designed to bring together four
Treasure Coast counties Okee-
chobee, Martin, St. Lucie and
Indian River to identify issues
for the upcoming session in Talla-
Ms. Vinson stated that the
issues concerning our communi-
ty will be identified at the plan-
ning session and be presented to
local leaders, elected officials and
the legislative delegation from
our area prior to the Legislative
Council members were also
told that registration for the meet-
ing is required by July 29 and
there is a registration fee of $10
for TCCC members and $20 for
non-members. The fee for late
registration after July 29 is $20.
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Okeechobee News/U. Hamilton
Members of the Okeechobee Community Collaborative Council surround the multitude of
back to school supplies that were gathered by various organizations within the Shared Ser-
vices Network. The supplies will be distributed to children in foster care within the commu-
nity next week before the start of the school year. Members of the council who were involved
in gathering the supplies included: (not in order) Pam Hancock, Pat O'Connor, Sharon Vin-
son, Joni Doyle, Jill Rogers, Reba Folsom, Connie Thacker, Pat Hickman, Russ Brown, Betty
Young, Kay Begin, Carol Staley, Audrey Arthur-Rao, Sally Wibbels, Jo Norris, Elbia Chavez,
Linda Liystrum, Sharon Slattery, Lily Greenan, Tim Hussey, Connie Ribakoff, Linda McGlam-
ory, Dianne Verner and Tracy Hewse.



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News Briefs

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

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

River panel
meets Aug. 6
mee River Valley Advisory Commit-
tee will meet Saturday, Aug. 6, from
10 a.m. until noon at the Basinger
Community Center located on the
corner of U.S. 98 and Micco Bluff
Road just east of the Kissimmee
River bridge.
The purpose of meeting is to
provide an opportunity for South
Florida Water Management District
(SFWMD) staff to meet communi-
ty members that are interested in
using the restored Kissimmee River
Valley region for public use and
For information, call Kelli Stick-
rath at (863) 447-1998.

Shark bites girl
wading at beach
year-old girl was bitten on the hand.
by a shark while she was wading in
shallow waters, the Volusia County
Beach Patrol said.
Nichole Carlos of Jupiter suf-
fered a cut on the back of her left
hand and had bite marks near her
wrist, emergency workers said.
She lost some blood when she
ran to get help at a nearby hotel,
where friends wrapped her hand in
a towel and took her back to the
beach to find a lifeguard, Beach
Patrol spokesman Scott Petersohn
Nichole was taken by ambu-
lance to Halifax Medical Center,
where she was in stable condition
early Thursday.
The teen had been wading at
about 6 p.m. Wednesday in waist-
deep waters. No one else saw the
shark, and it was not known what
type of shark bit Nichole, Peter-
sohn said.
It's the third possible shark bite
at one of the county's beaches in
less than week, Petersohn said.
A 61-year-old surfer suffered
minor injuries when he was bitten
on his right foot Saturday while
paddling about 20 yards from
A shark bite reported by a 20-
year-old surfer at New Smyrna
Beach on Friday has not been con-
firmed, Petersohn said.
Shark bites are common in
Volusia County because of the
area's shark population and the
numbers of people at the beaches,
said George H. Burgess, curator of
the International Shark Attack File
at the University of Florida.

Teen diver nearly
drowns at hotel
year-old diver nearly drowned after
he became entangled in a rope
while doing underwater shore
restoration at a Walt Disney World
hotel, authorities said.
Alan Kringel of Lake Park was in
critical condition early Thursday at
Orlando Regional Medical Center.
Kringel was working Tuesday
on a barrier in a lake behind the
Walt Disney World Dolphin,
according to an Orange County
Sheriff's Office report.
After Kringel's helmet surfaced,
other members of the Anchor
Marine Environmental Services
crew found him tangled in a rope
used for diving and pulled him into

their boat, the report said.
The teen wasn't breathing and
had no pulse, and he was flown by
helicopter to the hospital, officials
Anchor Marine Environmental
Services, a Riviera Beach contrac-
tor, had been hired to perform
shoreline restoration.
William Billard, the company's'
vice president, said the federal
Occupational Safety and Health
Administration was investigating,
Kringel was certified to scuba
dive about eight months ago, and
he had been working for the com-
pany for about six months, accord-
ing to the sheriff's report.
Hotel spokeswoman TYeva Mar-
shall said Kringel's age had not
been disclosed before the shore
restoration began.

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For more information on the
planning session, contact Ms.
Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext.
Ms. Vinson told council mem-
bers that the response was over-
whelming for the back-to-school
supplies drive to benefit children
in the foster care program. Coun-
cil members collected supplies
such as book bags, notebooks,
paper, pens, pencils and other
supplies and brought them to the
school board building. The sup-
plies will be distributed prior to
the beginning of the school year.
Ms. Vinson also announced
that Dr. Edward Douglas has
offered to give free back-to-
school physical to students
bringing donations of school sup-
plies to benefit foster children.
Interested parties should contact
Dr. Douglas' office at (863) 763-
4320 for full details. His office is
located at 916 N. Park Street.
Next on the agenda was to
introduce the council's guest
speaker, Reba Folsom of In
another matter Reba Folsom
addressed the group on 'My
Aunt's House Closet', which is a
501(C)(3) non-profit organiza-
tion that provides support to fos-
ter children in need and their
Ms. Folsom explained that the
primary goal for the 'Closet'
organization is to provide cloth-
ing, shoes, personal items,
school supplies, toys to children
and families within the foster care
system at no charge.
Ms. Folsom, a co-founder of
the organization, told council
members that the organization
helps over 400 families and chil-
dren by giving them new and
slightly used clothes and other
necessary items. The organiza-
tion is involved in an exchange
program with Martha's Closet,
another agency that provides
clothing and other items to those
in need.
The 'Closet' operates on a
referral card system in which chil-
dren or families are given a card
with their name on it that they
can take to My Aunt's Closet to
shop for items.
Ms. Folsom also stated that My
Aunt's Closet held an auction
fundraiser in February and raised

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Guest speaker Reba Folsom of 'My Aunt's Closet' spoke to
members of the Community Collaborative Council about the
primary goals of her organization at Tuesday's meeting.

over $3,000 and plans to hold
another auction this coming
She also spoke of a new pro-
gram that will help provide 'jeans
for teens'. The program will
reach out to the community busi-
nesses and residents to obtain
new and slightly used jeans for
teenaged children in the foster
care system.
My Aunt's Closet will accept
new or good clean clothing arti-
cles, baby items, and bedding.
"Cash donations are always
needed to purchase clothes for
the children when the closet does
not have the necessary items
needed. The only income for My
Aunt's Closet is from cash dona-
tions, grants and special events
such as charity auctions," she
She noted that her organiza-
tion operates using volunteers to
work and anyone who would like
to volunteer their time should call
the center at (863)634-2306, or
visit the center located at 111 N.E.
Second Street.
In other CCC committee
Audrey Arthur-Rao of the
Palm-Glades Girl Scouts Council
announced the 'Get Real' pro-
gram for 500 at-risk teen girls
including 60 girls from Okee-
chobee teaming them with men-
tors in a 30-week program. The

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program was designed to advise
and help teenaged girls in areas
of self-esteem, responsibility,
abstinence, conflict resolution.
and academics. Those interested
in volunteering as mentors for the
program or for to get information
are asked to call (561) 427-0190.
Jill Rogers of the Okee-
chobee Police League
announced a skate contest that
will take place at the Okeechobee
Skate Park on Aug. 6 beginning at
noon. Trophies will be awarded
to winners in all age groups at the
end of the contest. Ms. Rogers
also announced that the golf
tournament fundraiser brought
in over $3,000 to benefit the
Police Athletic League.
Pat O'Connor of the Juvenile
Justice Council announced that
the tentative meeting date for the
council has been set for Aug. 19
at the Okeechobee Public
Library. Ms. O'Connor also noted
that the council will eventually
occupy a meeting room in the
new courthouse for their meet-
Sharon Vinson announced
that the Healthy Kids Program is
now available.
For information about Healthy
Kids or any other program dis-
cussed at the Community Collab-
orative Council meeting, contact
Ms. Vinson at (863) 462-5000, ext.


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other concerns at the parkat the
next meeting.
She addressed the issue of the
lack of access to the Scenic Trail
again at yesterday's commission
meeting. Ms. Hesch explained that
the homeowners had been in con-
tact with Jena Brooks, director of
the office of Greenways & Trails -
Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection in Tallahassee,
stated in an e-mail that she was not
aware of this situation and would
look into it. Ms. Brooks also stated
, that the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
neers managed the trail through
an agreement with her depart-
, Mr. Cassels gave the board
some of the background concern-
ing the property including the fact
that the state had approached the
county about purchasing it, but
the county had declined due to
various issues surrounding the
possible purchase. At that point
Commissioner Elvie Posey
requested a clear and concise
explanation as to why the county
did not purchase the property.
There was a lengthy discussion
by the commissioners and their
attorney about what could be
done to rectify the situation. Mr.
Cassels made several suggestions,
including the possibility of negoti-

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Detective Taylor said when she
arrested Brown he had a total of
$1,200 in what appeared to be
counterfeit bills in his possession.
"I was going to charge him with
uttering a forged instrument, but
the Secret Service took him," she
In describing the money, the
detective said it really isn't even a
very good job of counterfeiting and
they are fairly easy to detect. For
one thing, she said, the bogus bills
don't have a watermark.
"You have to look at them, but
you can tell," she said.
The detective went on to say
she is also seeing some counterfeit
bills from Moore Haven. But, she
continued, these bills are a much
better reproduction of U.S. curren-
"It was good counterfeit
money," she said. "The Secret Ser-
vice had trouble detecting it was
Detective Taylor indicated she
and her department have been
urging businesses to take just a lit-
tle extra time to look at a bill when
they take it, or use a specially-
designed marking pen to mark the
bill. If the bill is bad, the mark will
immediately turn brown. These
pens can be purchased where
office supplies are sold.
The detective went on to say it is
believed the bills are being made in
the Douglas Park area and then
being circulated from there. She
the problem has now escalated to
the point where it is no longer
bounded by ethnicity.
"We have white kids, black
kids, Hispanics the bills were

coming through the black commu-
nity but now it is so widespread,"
she said. "There's no way of telling
how much is out there. It's a
money making business."
The bills first began to show up
locally in January. At that time, said
the detective, only a few were
being seen.
But what was once a trickle, has
now become a deluge.
Detective Taylor indicated that
there doesn't seem to be any spe-
cific type of business that's being
targeted. She said a suspect
ordered a $3 meal at a local fast
food restaurant and gave the
cashier a $100 bill to pay for the
meal. But, the cashier checked the
bill and told the suspect it was no
good. At this point, the suspect fled.
"Or," added the detective,
"they'll go into a place and ask for
change. Then, they will give them a
bad bill and leave (with the good
She added that the culprits real-
ly like dimly lit restaurants and busi-
nesses where getting a good look
at the money is difficult.
Once a bad bill is recognized,
law enforcement should be called
immediately, she added.
"The minute you know it, call
law enforcement" said the.detec-
tive. "If the suspect is still there,
keep it (the money) and call me.
Or, our road patrol can also handle
She also cautioned that the bad
money is being passed innocently
by those who have received the
money as change from another
"But my biggest thing," she
said, "is to get these businesses to
just check every bill."
If you think you have received a
counterfeit bill, contact Detective
Taylor at (863) 763-5521.

ating with the new owner for
emergency access.
Commissioner Clif Betts sug-
gested that the county look into the
possibility of placing a boat ramp
on the property where the old
sewer plant stands on S.E. Fifth
Ave. He stated that this would give
the community access to Taylor
But, a consensus was that just
providing access to Taylor Creek
was not the issue. Anglers liked the
location of the old boat ramp at
Taylor Creek because of its proxim-
ity to the lock and direct access to
the lake.

The board authorized Mr. Cas-
sels to continue investigating the
Ms. Hesch also explained to the
commissioners that those resi-
dents able to move their homes
from the park had to wait 30 or
more days for permits. She asked if
anything could be done to speed
up that process.
The commissioners explained
to her that the building department
had been inundated with permit
applications and were working as
quickly as possible to meet the
needs of everyone in the commu-

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The Okeechobee News, Friday, July 29, 2005

Little bugs with a big bite

By Kate Uhle
While sipping his coffee and
doing some work, Radford Uni-
versity biology professor Samuel
Zeakes asks some patrons at the
coffee shop if they know which
animal is responsible for the
deaths of between one and two
million people per year. Respons-
es include shark and crocodile
attacks, scorpion and bee stings,
spider bites, Mad Cow Disease,
snake bites, and, his favorite,
being eaten by a killer whale.
"Of course none of these are
The correct answer is mosqui-
toes. Mosquitoes you say. Yes.
Mosquitoes," says Zeakes. But
only indirectly.
Indirectly, he says, because it's
not the mosquitoes that kill peo-
ple but the parasites they trans-
"Most people have heard of
West Nile virus. They have also
heard of malaria, but they don't
worry so much about contracting
malaria because it is not endemic
(normally present) in the United
States," says Zeakes.
About 80 percent of malaria
cases occur in tropical Africa.
Worldwide, the malaria parasite is
responsible for approximately 1.3
million human deaths per year
and currently ranks as the most
deadly disease in the world, he
Malaria is an infection of
human red blood cells caused by
a microscopic parasite transmit-
ted from person to person by the
bite of an infected mosquito.
"Only female mosquitoes
actually bite humans," says
Zeakes. "They are after the iron
from the hemoglobin in our red
blood cells, which they need to
manufacture mosquito eggs. The
mosquitoes become infected by
the malaria parasite when they
take a blood meal from an infect-
ed human and then inject the par-
asite into other humans when
they feed again. It's a vicious cycle
and results in much human suf-

fearing "
Most Americans don't need to
worry about becoming infected
with malaria unless they are trav-
eling to areas where the disease is
endemic, says Zeakes. If this is the
case, he advises that you ask your
doctor for a prescription for an
anti-malarial drug, which may
help you avoid becoming infect-
In the United States mosqui-
toes are more likely to transmit
viral encephalitis, such as West
Nile virus. Besides protecting
yourself, it's important to protect
your pets, says Zeakes. Mosqui-
toes can transmit heartworms to
Protecting yourself and others
starts at home, he says.
"Do not let water sit in unused
containers, such as flowerpots,
cups, vases, etc. Regularly clean
bird baths, unclog gutters, and
dispose of old tires because these
are places where mosquitoes
may breed," said Zeakes. "If you
have a pond, it can be treated
with a commercial product, a
bacterial larvicide that selectively
kills mosquito larva but will not
harm other species."
If you sleep with your win-
dows open, protect yourself from
being bitten by making sure your
windows are' screened, says
Zeakes. If you go outdoors during
the times when mosquitoes feed,
wear light-colored clothing. A
light cotton, long-sleeved turtle
neck shirt is best. If it is too hot to
wear a long sleeved shirt, apply
an insecticide, but be careful, he
says. Try to use a minimum' of
spray on bare skin, especially chil-
dren's skin. It is better to mist the
spray onto your clothing, avoiding
bare skin where possible, and to
protect eyes at all times.
"Read directions very careful-
ly," Zeakes says. "An insecticide
improperly used could cause
more serious harm than the pests
you are trying to control."
Another harmful pest to look
out for is the tick.
The most common tick borne

disease in the United States is
Lyme disease. Lyme disease is a
bacterial infection caused by Bor-
relia burgdorferi and is transmit-
ted to humans by tiny ticks com-
monly known as Black-legged or
Deer ticks (Ixodes dammini).
These ticks can also transmit sev-
eral other parasitic diseases.
Other ticks, such as the Brown
dog tick and the Wood tick, may
transmit Rocky Mountain Spotted
To protect yourself from ticks,
wear light-colored clothing when
hiking or camping or when visit-
ing potentially tick infested areas.
Wear a hat. When you come
indoors it is important to check
for ticks, especially on children,
because some ticks, such as the
Deer tick, can be smaller than a
poppy seed. This makes them
hard to see.
Ticks like to hide in the folds of
the ear, under arm pits, and espe-
cially in the hair of the head, so
search carefully, says Zeakes.
"If you have applied a pesticide
to your clothes and skin, take a
shower as soon as you can to
help remove the pesticide," he
says. "Also be sure to wash your
clothes, not only to remove the
pesticide, but also to kill ticks that
may be attached."
If you do discover a tick, don't
panic and tear it off. It is important
to follow the proper procedure to
safely remove it, says Zeakes.
"Do not pull the tick off with
your fingers, as this may allow tick
mouth parts to remain in the
flesh, potentially resulting in an
Also, pulling the tick off may
allow parasites, such as the bac-
terium that causes Lyme disease,
or the organism that causes
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, to
enter through a wound. Humans
have become infected with Rocky
Mountain Spotted Fever when
removing ticks from dogs.
Never use a match or lighter to
burn the tick when trying to
remove it, says Zeakes. Applying
petroleum jelly to remove the tick

does not work.
"The best way to remove the
tick is to use tweezers," he says.
"Carefully grasp the tick as close
to the embedded mouthparts as
you can. Turn the tick's body verti-
cal. (Its rear-end will be facing up
towards you). Increase pulling
pressure until the tick's mouth-
parts break loose from the skin.
Rinse the wound with peroxide."
For step-by-step instructions
on how to remove a tick, look on
line at http://kidshealth.org/par-
e.html. After removing, place the
tick in rubbing alcohol to kill it.
"Keep the preserved tick as it
may prove valuable in diagnosis if
the person from whom the tick
was removed gets sick," says
Over the following days, moni-
tor the person from whom the
tick was removed, particularly
children, says Zeakes. The symp-
toms of Lyme disease are similar
to those experienced with the flu:
headache, stiff neck, fever, mus-
cle aches'and fatigue. The area of
the bite may develop a rash that
looks like a bull's eye on light skin
and like a bruise on darker skin.
This rash varies in size and devel-
ops in approximately 60 percent
of infected individuals. If symp-
toms appear, it is crucial to see a
doctor right away because Lyme
disease is treatable in the early
stages, says Zeakes.
To learn more about Rocky
Mountain Spotted Fever visit:
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Just using common sense can
protect you from pests and the
diseases they transmit, says
Zeakes. Mosquitoes and ticks
thrive in warm, damp environ-
ments, so this time of year is per-
fect for them. During these hot
summer days protect yourself,
your family, friends and pets from
these potentially disease-spread-
ing pests.

Community Events

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

Summer Play CaMi'p schedule announced
Sign-ups for Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation's 2005 Sum-
mer Play Camp began Monday, May 2, at Teen Town Center, 309 N.W
Second St. Enrollment is limited and slots are filled on a first-come, first-
served basis. Campers must be between 6. and 12 years of age. Play
camps will operate Monday through Friday, through July 29 (except July
4), from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at three locations: Douglas Brown Com-
munity Center, Okeechobee Civic Center and Teen Town Center. The reg-
ular camp fee is $50 per week, per participant plus fees for field trips
and special activities. Special rates have been set at $25 per week for a
child on the reduced school lunch program, and $10 per week for a child
on the free school lunch program within the Okeechobee County School

system for the 2004/2005 school year. A letter of participation from Okee-
chobee County School Food Service must be presented at the time of reg-
istration in order to qualify for these special rates. Extended hours of 7:30
until 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 until 5:30 p.m. will be available at both the Okee-
chobee Civic Center and Teen Town Center for an additional fee of $10
per week, per participant.

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

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


Florence Fitch
Florence Fitch, age 95, of Fort
Basinger passed away July 26,
2005. She was a floral, art, and
craft designer who developed the
art of creating velvet flowers for
decorative purposes. She and her
husband Donald owned and oper-
ated many retail craft stores over a
fifty year period in South and Cen-
tral Florida.
Mrs. Fitch is survived by her
husband, Donald; sons, James
(Anne) Fitch, Robert (his wife
Rosalie is deceased), six grand-
children, Robert Fitch, Steven
Fitch, Jane Allen, Edwin Fitch,
John Fitch, Michael Fitch; 10 great-
grandchildren, Christy Roberts,
Amie Carey, Dustin Fitch, Ashley
Fitch, Kristen Allen, Chelsea Allen,
Lexie Fitch, Ryan Fitch, Johnny
Fitch, Blake Fitch, Brandon Fitch;
5 great-great grandchildren, Bailey'
Fitch-Roberts, Morgan Roberts,
Andrew Carney, Madison Fitch,
Parker Carney.
Graveside funeral services will
be held at Basinger Cemetery at 4
p.m. on Saturday, July 30.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Cre-
matory. .

Lester "Buddy"
Harold Kincaid II
Lester "Buddy" Harold Kincaid
II, age 44, of Moore Haven, died
Sunday, July 24, 2005 at Clewiston
Hospital. Mr. Kincaid was born
August 18, 1960, in Elkhart, Ind.
He attended the First Baptist
Church of Moore Haven. Mr. Kin-
caid served in the United States
Army and was and avid reader. He
worked as an LPN at the Moore
Haven Correctional Facility.
He was preceded in death by
his mother, Nellie Jane Voelkert.
Survivors include his wife,
Michelle Kincaid of Moore Haven;
sons, Josh Burdin of Lugoff, S.C.
and Curtis Kincaid of Moore
Haven; daughter, Kalynn Kincaid
of Fort Myers; father, Lester
(JoAnn) Kincaid and brother,
Jason (Kimberly) Kincaid of
Goshen, Ind.
Visitation is scheduled at the
First Baptist Church of Moore
Haven on Friday, July 29, 2005
from 5 p.m. until funeral service
time at 7 p.m.
All arrangement are under the
direction and care of Buxton's
West Lake Funeral Home and
Crematory in Moore Haven.

I, SURAIYA HUSAIN, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., would
like to notify my patients that I will be retiring as of
August 15, 2005. James Bradfield, M.D., a Board
Certified Obstetrician Gynecologist, will be taking
over my practice of Gynecology at 1300 N. Parrott
Ave. as of August 15, 2005.
I hereby take this opportunity to thank all my
colleagues, my friends, the hospital and nursing
staff for the trust and confidence placed in me for
which I am very grateful.
Muzaffar Husain, M.D., my husband, plans to take
leave of absence for a few months and will resume
practice in early 2006.

Hilda C. Beck
Hilda C. Beck, age 89, of
Lakeport, died July 27, 2005 at
Raulerson Hospital in Okee-
chobee. Mrs. Beck was born
October 15, 1915 in Bartow to
Charles and Lela (Norton) Close.
She was a homemaker having
moved to.Lakeport in 1916. Mrs.
Beck was a member of the
Maple Grove Baptist Church in
Mrs. Beck was preceded in
death by her husband, Addison
'Add' Beck.
Mrs Beck is survived by three
sons, Jerry L. Beck of Lakeport,
Wayne Beck of Lakeport, and
Paul Beck of Lakeport; sister,

Bonnie Dorizo of Lakeport; 13
grandchildren; nine great-grand-
children; two great-great grand-
children; two brothers, Elmer
Close of Tallahassee and Boyd
Close of Crawfordville; Mildred
Reynolds of Baton Rouge, La.
Visitation will be from 4 until
7 p.m., Saturday, July 30, 2005 at
Maple Grove Baptist Church at
120 E. S.R. 78, Lakeport. Services
will be 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 31,
2005 at Maple Grove Baptist
Church with Pastor Scott Garvin
officiating. Burial will follow at
Ortona Cemetery.
All arrangements are entrust-
ed to the loving care of Bass
Okeechobee Funeral Home and

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used part of the building to organize for this week's yard
sale. The yard sale will be held on Friday, July 29 and Sat-
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Hospice of Okeechobee volunteers: Cristen Hilliard, Pat
Gelatka and Whitney Arcuri outside the new building.

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Growth After finally getting our state officials and some national
agencies to back the restoration of the Everglades; and, after many
individuals in our own community having to deal with the disastrous
effects of the restoration of the Kissimmee River and wetlands, I can
not believe that anyone would even consider granting a development
company permission to develop a so-called community oriented facili-
ty which will have long term consequences that the surrounding indi-
viduals will have to deal with in a documented 100-year old flood zone.
The effects of this on private individuals in the surrounding area is one
that most can not afford. This action of developing this area will mean
many changes to the water table. We have all seen the effects of dis-
turbing Mother Nature. The manner of which these lands are used are
not consistent with this. But, as a growing community, we also have
the need for more housing. I am just concerned that this may not be
the most ideal location to start growing.

Mishandling funds I don't mean to pick on our commissioners and I
hope it doesn't seem that way. But, why after years of providing grant
funds and untold numerous times of miss-calculations in county fund-
ing aren't these types of errors accounted for? Being a resident and
community oriented individual, it has come to my attention that much
of the grant money that was disbursed was spent on planning the re-
design of a business rather than the actual (sub-standard) materials
and labor. And the workmanship that was done on (some) of the busi-
nesses leaves a "little" to be desired. But, getting back to the point of
this individuals view, the money taken to replace this is coming from
an account that will have to be replaced by money from another
account etc. etc. etc. by the taxpayers when all is said and done above
and beyond what we already pay. I don't mind paying my share for
improvements in the town I raise my family in, however, I don't like
someone else miscalculating and mishandling the money, which odds
increase with every adjustment and transfer of funds redirected to a
different account. Being in the workforce for 25 years plus, I believe
that my loved ones, myself, my friends and neighbors work to hard for
the elected officials not to expect to be held accountable for each dol-
lar from each citizen in this county.

New access road I would like to respond to the statement about the
building of a new access road for the mine. The truckers, owners,
employees and anyone who accesses that road is doing so and able to
so because of the taxes that have already been paid to implement the
use of that road. If any money is to be spent on a road, why is it not
spent improving the existing road? There are many taxpaying citizens
that are in need of that road, and to take any funds from them or a pri-
vate company to do road work in that area to access a place that
already has an access is absurd!!! The time and money should be spent
on improving the existing road so that all tax paying citizens can bene-
fit from it. The overall cost would be, or should be, substantially less.
But, as we have come to discover, is not always the case here in good
ole Okeechobee. I being a life-time resident(43 years) always hoped to
see a change in the standards and ethics used by our county officials,
and wish better for my children. I am still hoping to see that, and
believe it to be possible.

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Community Events

Church hosts Family Fun Day
The Okeechobee community is invited to a Family Fun Day on Sat-
urday, 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. Reverend Mabrey, a Methodist
minister and'illusionist, will be performing.

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

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Looking Back...
The suspension draw bridge over Three Mile Canal in Moore Haven in May 1917. Captain Paul Matthaus, C.T. Simpson
and Victor Soar stand on the bridge with the Moore Haven Hotel in the background.

Upcoming Events

Highlands Social Dance Club welcomes the public to their
dance every Friday, from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. at the Sebring
Civic Center, located at S.E. Lakeview and Center Avenue in
Sebring. Tickets are $5 for members and $6 for guests. For infor-
mation, call Fran at (863) 382-6978 orJuana at (863) 471-9795.
Tops Take off Pounds Sensibly No. 669 meets at 9 a.m. at the
First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The public
is invited. All persons interested in a sensible approach to losing
weight and becoming a part of a caring group are welcome to
come and see what we are all about. For information, contact
Ollie Morgret at (863) 467-9766.
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our
Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. This will be an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. This will be an open speaker meeting.
Sobriety in the Swamp Club is a public service group that
offers a place for people in recovery to meet. There are AA and
NA meetings seven days a week, and at different times. The club
also offers a safe place to come and hang out, have coffee and
fellowship with others. The hours of operation are: 9 a.m. until
10 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. Fri-
day through Saturday; and, from 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Sun-
days. For information on meeting times, call (863) 763-5385.

Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome
House, which is located next to the driver's license office, 1925
U.S, 441 S.E. It is a self-help group for people with a desire to
stop using alcohol and other intoxicating drugs and a desire to
manage their emotional or psychiatric illness. It's an open dis-
cussion group. For information, call (863) 467-1026.
A.A. meeting 8 until 9 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian
Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. It will be a closed discussion.

A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our
Saviour, 200 N.W. Third St. This will be an open step meeting.

Okeechobee Model Airplane Club will meet at the Peace
Lutheran Church, 750 N.W. 23rd Lane. For information, contact
David Fox at (863) 763-3296.

Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Saviour,
200 N.W. Third St., at 8 p.m.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St.
Anyone interested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome
to attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical
Index), Social Security Death Index and military information
available. For information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-
Camera Club meetings will be every other Tuesday, from
5:30 until 6:30 p.m. Learn types and uses of film, speeds and
technology and how to see your world and capture it on film.
Class is basic through extensive. Registration is $20 and each
class is $10. Call Bobbi at (863) 467-2614 for information. Some
of the proceeds will go towards Big Lake Mission's Outreach.
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets at the Golden Corral
Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., at noon. All Rotarians and the
public are invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863)
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30
a.m. at the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast.
For information, call (863) 357-0297.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m.
in the fellowship hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only
meeting. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden
.Corral Restaurant, 700 S. Parrott Ave. Anyone interested in
becoming a member is welcome. For information, contact
Elder Sumner at (863) 763-6076.
Bible study at the Living Word of Faith Church, 1902 S. Parrott
Ave., at 7 p.m. Informal and informative discussions bring many
Bible truths to life. The public is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10
a.m. at the Hospice Building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in
Okeechobee. Everyone is welcome. For information, contact
Enid Boutrin at (863) 467-2321.
Bipolar Bears meets at 11 a.m. at Welcome House, which is
located next to the driver's license office, 1925 U.S. 441 S.E. It is
a self-help group that offers support and education for people
who have been diagnosed with clinical depression, bipolar,
schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or dual diagnosis. For
information, call (863) 467-1026.

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 Out-
reach. For an 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 inter-
ested in becoming an instructor for CPR and first aid please stop
by the office at 323 N. Parrott Ave., or call (863) 763-2488.

Free memory loss screenings
The Alzheimer's Association will host free memory loss
screenings at the Visiting Nurse Association, 208 S.E. Park St., on
July 29, Sept. 16 and Nov. 4. Since appointments are required,
call Donna (800) 861-7826 to make your appointment. Screen-
ings are for anyone (any age) concerned about memory loss.
The screening is done by a nurse or social worker- from St.
Mary's Memory Disorder Center.

Habitat for Humanity plans work day
Habitat for Humanity will hold a work day at the house it is
building 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 IslahaBaptist Church, and
the shingles were donated by Big Lake Roofing. For information
or to volunteer your help, call (863) 357-1371. Help is still need-
ed in the form of volunteer workers, fundraisers and land dona-

Policing changes is talk show topic
Family Stations Inc. is having a radio talk show on Saturday,
July 30, starting at 7:30 a.m. and re-broadcasting at 1 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 information, call Robert Vege (772)

DOH hosting breastfeeding fair
In recognition of World Breastfeeding Week, the Okeechobee
County Health Department Women, Infants and Children's nutri-
tion program (WIC) and other community agencies will host a
breastfeeding fair on Aug. 2. The event will be held in the Health
Department auditorium, 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave., from 9 a.m..until
4 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Goodie bags and information will
be provided. For information, contact Shonda Flores at (863)

Habitat for Humanity plans meeting
Habitat for Humanity of Okeechobee County will be holding
a public organizational meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 6:30 p.m.
at the First United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. The
meeting is to update everyone on our progress and to 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 people to help in fund rais-
ing, site selection, family selection, public relations, volunteer
coordination and construction. This not an orientation meet-
ing for potential applicants. Those who wish to apply for a Habi-
tat house are welcome to volunteer to work on any of the com-
mittees other than family 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 member
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 experienced. For informa-
tion, 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 Center,
916 W.N. Park St., on Aug. 8 and Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-4320.

LOAA meeting is slated
The Lake Okeechobee Airboat Association (LOAA) will meet
Thursday, Aug. 11, at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Square Restaurant,
301 W. South Park St. Agenda items include more discussion on
the jamboree, additional charitable giving and plans for Labor
Day in the park. Visitors are welcome. For information, call (863)

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Church offers summer activities
Activities are now available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 701
S.W Sixth St. These activities include: a food bank that is open Mon-
day and Friday from 9 a.m. until noon; a martial arts class held Tues-
day through Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday afternoon
from 3 until 4 p.m.; Boy Scouts meet every Monday from 6 until 8
p.m.; Immigration Assistance is available on the third Thursday of
every month from 1 until 5 p.m.; and, soccer is every Tuesday and
Thursday evenings.
County plat directory offered
The 2005 Okeechobee County Plat Directory is now for sale at the
Okeechobee Soil & Water Conservation office on U.S. 98 N. For infor-
mation, call (863) 763-3619, ext. 502.
Gospel Lighthouse will meet
A newly-formed congregation, The Gospel Lighthouse, will meet
every Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Christian 7th Day Baptist Church, 914
N.W Park St. There will be old camp meeting style of preaching, pray-
ing and singing. For information, contact Reverend Elma J. Hampton
at (863) 357-0455.
Legion sponsoring fundraiser
The American Legion Memorial Post 64, the Ladies Auxiliary and
the Sons of the Legion in conjunction with Environmental Control are
sponsoring a fundraiser. We ask that you donate your used or empty
laser printer cartridges and ink jets to the Post. The Post will receive a
donation from ECC. All monies received from this project will be used
to purchase supplies for the needy school children in the Okeechobee
County School system. Boxes will be made available at the following
locations: American Legion, 501 S.E. Second Ave.; Chamber of Com-
merce, 55 S. Parrott Ave.; and Smith's Computer Service, S.W Park
Street. Additional collection points will be made available at a later
date. For information, call John R. Rooney at (863) 763-2950 or (863)

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OHS gridders
need physical
IBrahman varsity and junior
%arsity football practice begins on
Aug. 1. Freshman practice begins
Aug. 10.
All football players must have a
current physical in order to be
able to start practice on Aug. 1.
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 cur-

rent 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 football
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
The [i \ruts are for varsity and
junior varsity, though all incoming.
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 offi-
cial freshman team practice.
For information, contact coach
May at (863) 634-5836.
Players sought
for OHS golf team
With school less than a month
away, the Brahman golf team
would like to invite potential play-
ers to join the team.
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players will be trained. If you do
not have access to a set of clubs,
the team will find one for you.
There will be both a girls and a
boys team this year.
Practice will begin Aug. 10.
For information, contact coach
Mark Ward at (863) 634-1722.

DAVIE Miami Dolphins
guard Jeno James was feeling
fine Thursday after being taken
to a hospital as a precaution
when he became
and sick to
his stomach
following F
"All his
body functions have returned
to normal," team physician Dr.
Gerald Kuykendall said. "He
was suffering from gastroen-
teritis, which contributed to his
The 320-pound James
became woozy Wednesday

night after taking part in a two-
hour workout in muggy, 80-
degree weather. The practice
was the second of the day on
the third day of training camp.
James was in stable condi-
tion Thursday, Kuykendall said.
. "He remained in the hospi-
tal overnight to have several
precautionary tests, and his
condition will be evaluated on
a day-to-day basis," Kuyk-
endall said.
James started 14 games for
Miami last year after signing as
an unrestricted free agent. He
spent his first four seasons in
the NFL with the Carolina Pan-


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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showing at the Brahman Theatres
Movie times for Friday, July 29,
through Thursday, August 4, 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, 4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:15, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Theatre II "Sky High" (PG)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 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-
dayat 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-

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

chobee branch at (863) 763-2488.
Child care help
is now available
The Early Learning Coalition
has funding for child care for eligi-
ble children from birth through
age 12 on a first-come, first-served
basis while funding is available.
There is no waiting list. Parents
must: be a resident of Okee-
chobee County; meet income
guidelines; and be working, or
going to school or a combination
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YORKIE, 7 Ibs., Black & Tan,
Female. She is deaf and lost
in vic. of S.E. Park St.

Lots of free dogs, to good
homes only, all types.


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Location: 804 NW 2nd St. Okeechobee, FL

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Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230

MAN WANTED: Plenty of
work. Top wages. Experience
a Must. (772)201-1455
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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 dmelton(southerngardens.com. EOE

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

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

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

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.

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Southern Gardens Groves Supervisor
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()southernaardens.com. EOE

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

Certified & Non- Certified Correctional Officers
Excellent Benefits & Salary
Trainee: $29,131.83 Certified: $31,920.78
Call Sgt. L. Kibler @ (863)462-5424
Monday-Friday 8:00am 5:00pm

$28,600 to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume to
863-467-2402 or
apply within.
Apply Within.
Carpenters & Carpenter's
Helpers, Local Work.
(863)357-6018 or
Cashiers, Fla. Turnpike, Yee-
haw through Stuart, need 25
people to work to replace 25
who didn't. 772-429-1454
Apply at Badcock
512 WN Park St.
Must be able to load,
unload & assemble
No Phone Calls Please.
Class A CDL Required.
Benefits Available. Apply @
Walpole Feed & Supply
2595 NW 8th Street
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
Experienced Duct Installer,
Apply in person Newman
A/C, 202 NE 2nd St.
For residential and
light commercial work.
Clean DL and DFWR
Apply in person.
2801 SW 3rd. Terrace.
Form Carpenters, Equipment
Operators & Labors Needed
for construction in Port St.
Lucie. Call: 954-818-2521

Work in Clewiston area.
Call 863-763-6423, Iv. msg.

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Okeechobee ust have a dependable
O eeco ee m car and provide excellent
Ne service to our customers
N ews everyday.

Come in and fill out a contractors
information sheet at the Circulation office
107 S.W. 17th St., Suite D, Okeechobee, FL.-
Call Janet Madray at 863-763-3134 Ext. 233

Experienced MatureTeachers
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & P/T
positions avail., Great pay,
working environment &
benefits 863-467-5000
For Busy Tire Store in Palm
City. Salary & Benefits.
Call David @ (772)287-1213
We are now accepting
applications for Fuel
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
WANTED, Full Time.
Bi-Lingual Preferred.
DFWR Apply in person,
see Roy @ W&W Lumber
of Okeechobee.

Must be able to work week
days & weekend evenings.
Apply at the American Legion
501 SE 2nd St. (after 10 am).
P/T Position avail. Computer
exp. a must & must be able
to work weekends.
Your next job could be in
today's classifleds. Did
you look for it?


Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315

Independent Newspapers will
never accept any advertise-
ment that is illegal or con-
sidered fraudulent. In all
cases of questionable val-
ue, such as promises of
guaranteed income from
work-at-home programs if
it sounds too good to be
true, chances are that it is.
If you have questions or
doubts about any ad on
these pages, we advise that
before responding or send-
ing money ahead of time,
you check with the Better
Business Bureau at
772-878-2010 for previous
Some 800 and 900 telephone
numbers may require an
extra charge, as well as
long distance toll costs. We
will do our best to alert our
reader of these charges in
the ads, but occasionally
we may not be aware pf the
charges. Therefore, if you
call a number out of your
area, use caution.

Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.

$50,000 FREE CASH
GRANTS*****- 2005! Nev-
er Repay! For personal bills,
school, new business. $49
BILLION Left unclaimed from
2004. Live Operators!
(800)785-6360 Ext #75.
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435

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

License # CBC055264
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over

I Tractor w/Loader for Hire

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

Reading a newspaper
helps you understand
the word around you:
No wonder newspaper
readers are more suc-
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Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines535
Building Materials5'10
Business Equipment 5-15
Carpets. Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China. Glassware, Etc. 560'
Clothing 565
Coins Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer-Video 580
Crafts'Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
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
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools K Supplies 685
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

3.5 ton package unit w/ heat
$1375 (954)309-8659
unit, very cold air, only $50.
600 NW 17th St., behind
Rodeo Arena.
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.

BR SUITE-5pc, tall oval
hdbd/ftbd, 5 drawer chest,
dresser w/swinging mirror,
carved legs, very sturdy,
$600 (863)467-7659.

BOARD- Gorgeous, White,
Extremely heavy. $500.
BED- good condition w/mat-
tress, $300.
size, Antique, Metal w/rails.
$75 (863)674-0098
Large collection of old An-
tiques. $2500. will separate.
Lots of goodies, Must see.
of Antique furniture.
Quality service.
Call (863)763-4149
or (561)758-4337
Treadle. Include original ac-
cessories. Excellent condi-
tion. $225. (863)467-8050
SINGER '1900- Commercial &
Furrier Machine $500.
VANITY- 2 drawers & flip up
mirror with storage inside.
$40. (863)634-9626

FREEZER- Whirlpool, 20 cuft,
front loading, $75.
(863)612-9233. Labelle
STOVE- Magic Chef, Works
Good. $40. (863)673-1877

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REFRIG- Sears, 22 cu. ft, side
by side, frostless, $100.
(863)612-9233. La Belle
Maker & STOVE: 30" Elec-
tric. $275. for both, will sep.
Side by Side w/ice & water in
door. Will deliver in Okeecho-
bee. $150 (863)357-3830
WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore,
Super Capacity, Asking
$225 for the pair.
wave- Good condition. $125
will separate.

WIND KIT- For a Sears shed.
Protects wind gust up to
140mph $45.

BIKE Unisex, Murray, green,
$50. Call (863)467-9854.
Men's (1) Women's (1) 26"
Huffy's Brand New. $100.
for both will separate

ROOF PANELS (8), Alumi-
num, used, 8 ft. long. $30
takes all. (863)763-3951

Clothes Premmie-12mo's,
Bouncers, Etc. All for $150,
will sep. (863)763-2413
CLOTHES 0-15mo., Lots of
toys, etc. $75 for all, will sep
863-357-7136 Aft7pm
CLOTHES, infant seat,
swings, bouncer, rocker,
carseat w/carrier, porta crib
$225 will sep.

Girls Clothes, exc. cond., siz-
es 5-8, $50 for all, will sell
separately. (863)824-8749
SCRUBS- 6-Shirts & 5-pair of
pants. Sizes small & Medi-
um. $60. (863)467-1189
formal Collection, Ivory,
new, never worn, Euro size
18, $250 (863)675-2624.

HO TRAIN SET, 7, comp.
5x10, elaborate layout, Nas-
car theme, w/100+Nas
cars, $500 (863)675-3394

DELL-kyboard, mouse, moni-
tor, great for school/home,
games, fast, Si abla Espeni-
ol. $150. (863)843-0323.
printer, $250/neg. Call

BED & MATTRESS, Twin size
w/lighted headboard. $50.
BEDROOM SET, Full or Queen
(Adjustable) w/Lg. chest, dbl.
dresser w/dbl. mirrors, night
stand. $1500 (863)824-8703
BUNK BED, 3 mo. old, black,
metal w/complete desk and
chair on bottom. $50.
BUNK BED- Single on top, dbl
on bottom, good condition,
asking $125.
1sq ft. Brand new. 90 pos
$22.50 for all or will sep.
CHAIRS (2) Wing Back,
Matching. Beautiful. Deep rust
color. Exc. condition. $130 for
both, will sep. (863)467-8050
COCKATIEL- Yellow, Male, To
Good Home Only! $30.

Coffee Table & End Tables,
light oak wood, $30.
ing set. Multi Colored. $150
CRIBS, (2), like new, w/mir-
rors & plexi glass, light
wood, $100 neg. will sell
sep. (863)467-9908
DESK- large, double pedestal,
asking $60. (863)675-7350.
DINETTE SET- Chrome 50's
style with 2 chairs aqua &
white. $90.(863)634-4089
DINETTE SET, Country Style,
Heavy Duty. Includes 6
chairs. 34"x60". Good con-
dition. $300 (863)763-6391
DINETTE SET, Includes Bench
and 6 chairs. Really good
shape. $100 (863)675-3774
wood with 2 leafs, 6 High
back chairs. Very nice $700.
(863)634-9842 Okee area
DR table tinted mirror glass
w/ center leaf. No chairs
$50 (863)357-1078
DRESSER- Good condition.
$30. (863)634-9626 Call
Solid Wood. Lg., on rollers
w/2 glass cabinets on ea side,
etc. $300. (863)634-2582
FUTON, $25. (863)227-4233
King Size, Mountain style,
solid pine, $200.
SOFA BED & 2) Swivel Reclin-
ers. Matching. Exc. cond.
$600 or best offer. Located
Okeechobee (305)304-4538
COFFEE TBL- good condi-
tion, $125 for all.
TABLE- Dark Oak, veneer top,
with 4 chair, leaf, Very stur-
dy. $75. or best offer.
TV, 32" w/Entertainment Cen-
ter. Asking $400 neg.
(561)985-1873 .
VANITY w/Mirror. Brand new.
$60 (863)675-3774

GOLF CLUBS, Callaway
Woods, Ladies, Right hand,
Driver, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 7. $350
for, will sep. 863)467-1910
handed, woods, 1,3,5 & 7,
Irons 4 thru wedge, graphite
shaft, $125
VOLK GOLF 1989, Lots of
new parts, new tires. Needs
body work. $1000 neg.

BOWFLEX, '05, Sports Model,
never been used, selling due
to illness, $1000 neg.L
w/ extras, $175 or best of-
fer. (863)983-2246.

brand new, never been used,
$25. (863)467-5709
LIFT CHAIR, Motorized, new,
cost $1200, sell for $900.
SCOOTER, PRIDE, motorized,
sonic, used one time, cost
$1100, sell for $700.
WALKER, Aluminum w/2
large front wheels. $25.
WALKER, Senior Citizen,
brand new, $30.
WHEEL CHAIR, Electric, 4
wheel. Like new. Used only
1 month. $1500 neg.

BR Set,, 4 pc., $75, Dog Ken-
nel, 10x6x6, $100, Trampo-
line, futon bunk bed
w/mattresses, $200, wed-
ding dress, sz. 12, never
worn, $200, go cart, seater,
$1000. (863)673-4621
Navaho TRC-434, like new
in box, $50. Call
Ceramic Kiln, large, 6 ft. slat-
ted table & mud mixer,
$500.2735 NE 3rd Ave.
File Cabinet, metal, 4 drawer,
like new condition, $50.
$700. Will separate.

Like new, beautiful sound
$1100 (863)902-8883
PIANO, Upright. Must sell.
$600 or best offer.

makes you a more informed
and Inferesting person. No
wonder newspaper readers
are more suctessfult

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

Arcade Style. $200 or best
Find it faster. Sell it sooner
in the classified

SHOP VAC- 10 gallon, com-
mercial, stainless steel, ask-
ing $55. (863)675-7350.

FISH TANKS (25) 21/2, 5's &
10's. Including Accessories.
$150. (863)357-1775
Looking to buy small breed
puppies, will purchase
whole litter. Please call
old, male, silver color, thor-
oughbred but NO papers,
$400. Call 863-763-4989.
PUPPIES, Bloodhound / Curr
Mix. $50. (863)610-0046
RABBITS (2) Medium Size.
Huge cage & feed included.
Free to good home only.
Champion bloodline, 9 mos
old, great w/ kids. Sacrifice
for $600 (863)467-8896

HUNTING BOW, Buckmaster
Camo, split limb design, ar-
rows & case, ready to hunt,
$275. (863)763-6700

STEREO with CD/double deck
player, AM/FM, $40/neg.
Call 863-674-0304.

CB RADIO- Uniden brand,
missing microphone, $20.
TV Floor Model, 27" Walnut
grain, $75. (863)357-8788


Christmas Trees 745
Farm Equipment 805
Farm Feed Products "10
Farm Miscellaneous 8 15
Farm Produce E21U
Farm Services
Offered 825
Farm Supplies
Services Wanted 830
Fertilizer 835
Horses 8-0
Supplies 8-15
Lawn K Garden 850
Livestock 855
Poultry 'Supplies 860
Seeds Plants
Flowers 5

Animated Windmill

Built primarily from fir plywood, this decorative
farm-style animated windmill responds to even light
breezes with four blades and a vane. For a touch of
whimsy, as the wind turns the blades it drives a
whirligig shaped like a merry old carpenter sawing a
log. The completed windmill stands nearly 7 feet tall
at the tip of the uppermost blade and measures about
20 inches wide at the base.

Animated Windmill plan (No. 694) ... $9.95
Whirligigs Package (No. C96)
Three projects incl. 694 ... $20.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds of projects) $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h (except catalog-only orders)

To order, circle item(s),
clip & send w/ check to:

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include your name,

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hand fed, with cage, $75.
AMAZONS 2, 2 yr old, Orange
Winged. Need TLC $600. for
the pair or will sep.
863-634-2842 or 634-1987
ANIMAL CAGE, Small, 2x2
squared. Shelf, Ramp. Ex-
cellent condition. $35.
AQUARIUMS, (2), 10 & 30
gallon, lights, filters, breed-
ers, heaters, thermometers,
$175. (863)675-0162
$50 (863)983-7702
Mother for $500 & Regis-
tered Father for $700.

per, Murray, MTD, Briggs &
Stratton. All new. $300.
MOWER- Scott, Auto, 25HP
Kohler. Needs transmission.
$800. or best offer.
42" cut, 15h/p Kohler eng.,
zero turn w/ attachments
$1500 (863)357-0215
36" cut, good condition,
runs great, $500.

Ideal for horses & livestock.
$500 or best offer. Call
(561) 236-8708 anytime
When you want some-
thing sold, advertise in
the classified.

SADDLE, Barrel Style & Tack,
reins, bits, blankets, etc. $350
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


Apartments 905
Business Places 910
Property 915
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


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

1 yr. minimum, asking $975
mo. (863)763-8001

Eagle Bay, 3/2, quiet street,
no pets, fenced yard, 1st,
last, sec. $1600 mo.
OKEE- 3BR, 2BA, Gar., Pool
Kings Bay $935. mo +
$1300 Sec. Dep., Ameri-Prty
Mngmnt (772)370-3752

TRACTORS (2) 8N, Ford, ask-
ing $1500 (863)763-1370.

AQHA STALLION- 16.1 hands,
by Hint of Conclusive, Great
Sire, Very gentle. Must sell
$5000. firm (561)795-9657
BAY MARE: 14 years old
w/tack. $800.
Gelding, Great personality.
Experienced rider. $1800 or
best offer (863)357-3325

Don't Mi ss

This One
Hillsboro all alum. Gooseneck
4 horse slant/trailer, '87,
weekender living quarters,
$5000 neg. (863)357-1945
HORSES, 12 yr. old, Appaloo-
sa Mare. Good w/kids. May
be in foal. Good 4-H project.
$1000 (863)634-7801
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
12 yrs. old. Needs experi-
enced. rider. $1000.
Quarter Horse Mare, 8 yrs.
old & Quarter Horse Gelding, 3
yrs. old. $3000 for both, will
sep. (239)694-5611
Used but in good condition
$250 (863)902-8883
Shop from a gift catalog
that's updated regulaly:
the classified.

TOP SOIL, $1.25 cu. yd.
Loaded on your truck or
C: il, j ni jin'- .1'I j
@ your expense. 3 mls. from
Okeechobee City. Call Tony
@ (561)721-5770

The Okeechobee News, Friday, July 29, 2005 11

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Office Space
For Lease, needs build
out Gompleted. Approx.
2000 sq. ft. willing to di-
vide into 2 separate of-
fice spaces, close to
hospital. For information
Shop here first
The classified ads

Real Estate

Business Places -
Sale 1005
Property Sale 1010
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 10,34
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State ,
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspection1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
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
One man's trash is
another man's treas-
ure. Turn your trash
to treasure with an'ad
in the classified.

BEST Location Everl 4br 2ba
On 5 acres. 4 bay utility barn,
newly refurbished, concrete
drive & parking. Must See!
Call Jay 863-634-3451
Hurricane Wind Zone 3
Manufactured &
Modular Homes
Land/Home Packages
Complete Double Section,
Setup & A/C.
From $45,000
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.

Okeechobee 51 4 Acres,
2 Buildable Lots. Cleared.
Well & Electric. $350,000.
(863)610-0219 5pm-7pm

Mobile Homes

Mobile Home Lots 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

New & Used
Manufactured Homes
Fleetwood, Jacobsen,
Scotbilt, Townhomes.
Best Deals Anywhere.
Clewiston, LaBelle,
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda

'2001,3BR, 2BA, 28'x60'
Like new. (863)763-7909
Buy Here Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK
Clewiston Stanton Homes
12'x56' Fully furn. New roof
w/or w/out 14'x32' screen
rm. Incl 16' '95 Alum Boat
40HP motor & trailer
$25,000 863-357-1784,
239-2695711 or


Boats 3005
Campers/RVs 3010
Jet Skiis 3015
Marine Accessories 3020
Marine Miscellaneous 3025
Motorcycles 3030
Sport Vehicles,ATVs 3035

Polymer, 13' 500 Cadillac
mtr with trailer $4000.
(561)262-1390 -
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $200.

trlr, 2 motors, 2 trolling mo-
tors, fish finder, anchors,
swivel seats, $2000
Carolina Skiff, '05, 21', DLX,
trir, 90hp Yamaha, biminy
top, great white trolling mo-
tor, live well, misc. equip-
ment, exc. cond., $8,995.
16' 6" w/115 hp. Evinrude &
Trolling Motor. $1800 or best
offer. (863)632-9166
GLASS STREAM- '86, 16',
In/Out board. Motor needs
work. $1500 or best offer
MERCURY '01, 25 HP electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
w/Johnson 35 hp., Bimini Top
CD Stereo & Trailer. Excellent
cond. $1800 (561)644-1596
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.
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.
slide out. Great shape.
$7000. (561)746-2921
37 1/2', Located at 70 Whis-
pering Creek Park Great
cond $3000 863-234-1701
RV one w/screened in porch.
For more information call

'05- Toy hauler, 3 slides, 39'
10", KS bed, $50,000

Brand new brake lights, single
axle, $200 or best offer
CENTER CONSOLE- small, fi-
berglass, w/incorporated
seat for small boat, $30.

TRAILER, Mastercraft'01, fits
boats, 190, 197 & 209, & 20-
21' Long. New cond. $2000

'90, Approx. 43K, Runs but
needs work. $1000. or best
offer. (863)467-1189
rode twice. $475
MINI CHOPPER- 2 stroke, 25
mph, Black. $350.
SUZUKI GS 550- '79, Runs
good. 17K, Needs a little
TLC. $1000. 'or best offer.
13K miles, $1500 or best
offer. (863)467-7587.
YAMAHA YZ 125 2001, Dirt
Bike. A very reliable, bike.
Call (863)634-3617.

GO CART, 2 Seater, 5.5 hp en-
gine. $350 or best offer.
HONDA 250 1989 4 Wheeler,
Shaft Drive, Needs rear end.
Might run. $100

Catfish Boat, 21' long, 70hp
Tohatsu, new trlr, good
cond., $3000.
(863)357-4595 ask for Ron.
CHEVY CORSICA, '92- good
condition, 4dr, auto, new
tires, no AC, asking $1200
Chevy Corvette, '85, strong
running, good looking, nice
interior, $8500.
(863)357-4595 ask for Ron
vertible: Needs work. $1200
or best offer.
KIA- '98, Cold air, 6 cyc. Auto,
New Low Profile tires. Leath-
er seats. Great mileage
$2500 863-467-2614
MERCURY '89, Grand marque
Nice cond. Very dependable.
Tan w/white top. $1999
(863)675-3726 Alva
selling "as is" $2500 or best
offer (863)675-1621.
OLDSMOBILE, '97- 4dr, 54AK
miles, all power, like new,
$5000 (863)675-2392.
Full power, A/C, C/C, Pioneer
Stereo. Asking $2000.


Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
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

Ford Bronco,'84, 4 whl dr.,
modified motor, high jacker
lift kit, $2500.

parts. $400 or best offer. See
Ruben @ across for Duda
Juice Plant in blue trailer.
ENGINE, 1981 Rebuilt 350C,
2 Bolts main short block in
crate, 2 Heads. Cond. un-
known. $450 (863)763-6391
new, 10 hp, fits John Deere
Gator or Kawasaki Mule. Nev-
er ran. $900. (863)692-2229.
FORD ENGINE- 1976,. 300,
6 cyl, w/ 4 speed, can hear
run, $300 (863)763-1370.
JEEP '91- parts only, was run-
ning, $500 or best offer.
RACING HOOD- After market,
Aluminum. $50. or best offer
good condition $800 or best
offer (863)763-3349 Ask for
TIRES (4) 235/75/R15, Fits
most SUV or P/U Trucks, Day-
ton all terrain, good cond.
$40. (302)222-2592 Jim.
bo 350. $300 or best offer.
bo 700, w/GM converter,
$400 or best offer.
UTILITY BED Reading, for
1 ton truck .All doors lock w/
xtra covered bin great shape
$1500 (863)675-9237
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.

enough for riding mower,
$125. (863)634-0526.

WHEELS, Alcoa's, 16.5x12.
For late model 8 lug pattern.
$650. (863)675-3743

CHEVY 1500 PU, '86- flat bed,
auto, V8, runs great, good
tires, $1000.
(863)697-6812 cell.
CHEVY- '1955, Original en-
gine, rough but restorable.
800. or best offer

CHEVY S-10 '94 Club Cab.
A/C, Auto, Stereo, C/C.
$3299 cash or finance
w/$1200 down. $60/wkly.
CHEVY S10 PICK UP 1995, 2
wd., 5 spd., 4 cyl. New tires
& engine! $1995 or best of-
fer. (863)528-4372
Tagged. Racing motor.
Clean. Must see! $2500.
Firm. (302)335-3442
FORD F250-" 88, 5th wheel,
Runs Great. $1400.
FORD F250, '95- 6 cyl, AC, 2
fuel tanks, camper top,
$2300 or best offer
FORD F350 1984, Dually flat-
bed. $1000 or best offer.
(863)675-8573 "
FORD RANGER, '84- 2.8 V6,
4x4, runs good, $1100 firm,
must go! (863)441-2942.
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
TOYOTA PU, '88- 4 speed, 4
cylinder, alot of new parts,
Needs work w/carb. $900.

Cargo, 20ft,-barn doors each
end, $2500 (863)699-9701.

70 West Self Storage
2190 SR70 West
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Sat. August 13,2005
@ 9:30 AM
Unit #236 Tony Corwin
Unit #225 Lemuel McClanahan
Unit #262 Tiela Buck
Unit #403 Brian Cooper
70521 ON 07/29/05 & 08/05/05

Community Events

Learning coalition will meet
The Early Learning Coalition of Martin and Okeechobee counties
will meet Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 1 p.m. The meeting will be held at
the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St., North Portable, in Fort
Pierce. Also, the executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition
of Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will be meeting at
this same location immediately following the coalition meeting.

History Center closes for summer
The Okeechobee Family History Center of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St., will be closed until Aug.
31. They will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 11:30 a.m. until 3
p.m. The center will also be open Friday, Sept. 9, from 11:30 a.m. until
3 p.m. It will then be open every Wednesday and Friday. Please call
ahead one day to reserve any specific equipment you may need. For
information during working hours call (863) 763-6510. During hours
the center is closed call (863) 467-5261, or (863) 357-7711. ..

Headstart now accepting applications
The Economic Opportunities Council Headstart is accepting appli-
cations for the 2005/06 school year. Children turning 3 on or before
Sept. 1, but not yet eligible for kindergarten, may apply at Northside
Headstart, 1798 N.W Ninth Ave. For appointments call Sheryl Heater
at (863) 357-8677, or Antonia Nunez at (863) 357-2242. Headstart
opens as early as 7 a.m. Qualifying children may stay as late as 5:30

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 partici-
pation 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) 763-4654. Orders
will be taken until the end of September.

Dates for fall bazaar announced
The annual Fall Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show and Sale sponsored by
Xi Nu Sigma, the Avon Park Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is scheduled for
Saturday, Oct. 1, at Donaldson Park in Avon Park. Proceeds from this
fundraiser are used throughout the year for community projects. Past
proceeds have been used to purchase canned goods and blankets for
the Sun Room, Avon Park Church Service Center, scholarships and
donations to the juvenile diabetes fund. Vendor applications are now
being accepted. Contact Linda Dalke, 1608 Booth Drive, in Sebring; or,
call Lynn Cloud at (863) 382-4487 or (863) 381-5680.

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

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.

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

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

Children's council seeks volunteers
The Children's Services Council of Okeechobee is in need of a few
fine people to submit an application to the Okeechobee County Board
of County Commissioners to be a part of the council. Governor Jeb
Bush makes the final appointments with terms of two or four years.
The council meets monthly to discuss programs and needs of the chil-
dren in the community. Once a year, agencies request funds through a
grant process. Each council member "adopts" an agency or two as
their own and monitors the programs' services that they provide to our
children. Those interested in completing an application should contact
Cathleen Blair, executive director at (863) 462-4000, ext. 255.

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

Free 10 Commandments signs
The Living Word of Faith has 10 Commandment yard signs with
stands for anyone wishing to put them in their yards. For information
call Lee Minton at (863) 357-3442, or John White at (863) 357-2975.

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

My Aunt's House seeking volunteers
My Aunt's House, Inc. a 501 (c) (3) organization is looking for

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

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

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

lent condition. Used 1 time.
$900. (863)467-1547

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

Public Notices

Public Notice 5005
State Public -
Legal Notice 5500

On June 24, 2005, in Okeechobee
County, Florida i' '." ", :"
held one 1995 ,, i i Iu 'I U. ,
Vin No. 1FTEX15NOSKA81195, North
Carolina Tag NO. TNP8540. A com-
plaint will be filed in the Circuit Court
in Okeechobee County, Florida
Sgt. John Rhoden
Okeechobee County Sheriffs Office
(8063) 763-3117
71831 ON 07/22,29/2005

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