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Okeechobee N ews


Vol. 96 No. 211


In Brief

Public invited
to dedication
The public is invited to
attend a dedication of the new
mural of the city logo that was
painted on the north wall of
the municipal building at 55
S.E. Third Ave.
The dedication will be at 5
p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 5
-p.m. Refreshments will be
served.
Mayor James Kirk and the
elected city officials will be.
present.
The eastbound lane of traf-
fic closest to the building will
be blocked off by city police
during the 10 to 15 minute
dedication.

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Frist backing
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WASHINGTON Senate
Majority Leader Bill Frist on Fri-
day threw his support behind
House-passed legislation to
expand federal financing for
human embryonic stem cell
research, breaking with Presi-
dent Bush and religious conser-
vatives in a move that could
impact his prospects for seek-
ing the While House in 2008.
"It's not just a matter of
faith, it's a matter of science,"
Frist, R-Tenn., said on the floor
of the Senate.
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Drought Index
Current: 344
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

16,32 feet


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

Index

Classifieds ...... .13-15
Comics ...........12
Community Events .... 4
Crossword . .13
Obituaries ......... .3
Opinion ............ 4
Speak Out .......... 4
Sports ............. 8
TV ............... 14
Weather ............ 2
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By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
As of press time on Friday, the
Okeechobee County School
Board and teachers' union nego-
tiators had failed to reach an
agreement in their contract
negotiations.
The school system employs
approximately 470 teachers and
438 classified or non-instruction-
al personnel. Teachers and clas-
sified workers which include
bus drivers, maintenance and
administrative personnel are


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County discusses storm shelters


Storm shelters
must be open
to sex offenders
By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee news
At their Thursday meeting, the
Okeechobee County Board of
County Commissioners heard
from Okeechobee County Sheriff
Paul May concerning hurricane
shelters for sex offenders/preda-
tors.


The board also heard a
request for funds from the com-
manding officer of the Okee-
chobee Civil Air patrol (CAP)
unit, heard a request for a new
restaurant at Okee Tantie and
adopted the much-discussed
amendments to the county's
land development regulations.
Sheriff May appeared before
the commissioners to seek guid-
ance as to hurricane shelters for
sexual offenders/predators.
"We will enforce whatever
you come up with," he told com-
missioners.


He said there are currently 101
sexual offenders/predators in the
county. Of that number, the sher-
iff said that 35 are under direct
supervision of Department of
Corrections (DOC). Those under
supervision of DOC have to
report to DOC for hurricane shel-
ter.
However, the sheriff said that
offenders not under DOC super-
vision are free to go anywhere
they want.
"I don't know how we can tell
them 'you cannot come to a shel-
ter'" he said.


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Margaret Smith (right) devotes a lot of her quilting time to making baby quilts, like the
one shown by her and fellow quilter Flo Mears (left). The ladies get together with about
six other women every Thursday to work their quilting craft.

Local quilters keep tradition alive


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
Just a few miles north of
town on U.S. 98 a group of nine
local ladies, armed with nee-
dles and thread, gather on
Thursday and engage in the
time-honored tradition of quilt-
ing.
Starting at 9 a.m., they sew,
sip coffee, applique blocks of
precut material or work on
piecing blocks together, and
talk about the latest happen-
ings in their lives. These ladies,
known as the Tantie Quilters,
meet at the Okeechobee Coun-
ty Historical Society.
At lunchtime, they eat the
sandwiches they brought and
take a break from their handi-
work; then it's right back at it
until 2 p.m. when they call it a
day. Their toil is all for a good
purpose: the quilts are usable
items as sales merchandise,
gifts to friends and family, and
donations to civic organiza-
tions.
During the season, when a
lot more people are in town,
the group of quilters swells to
about 25. "They come from up
north," said Flo Mears. "Their
husbands come to fish, and the


women come and quilt," she
said.
Margaret Smith, who has
been with the group since
1990, heads up the Tantie Quil-
ters. "None of the original quil-
ters are left in the group," she
said. Mrs. Smith said the pro-
ceeds go into their treasury and
some is given to the Historical
Society and Hospice, and some
is put back into their general
fund to purchase batting and
other quilting materials.. Hand-
made lap robe quilts are given
to the VA hospital to help keep
the veterans' knees and legs
warm.
While many quilts are made
as gifts for family members and
friends, quite a few are sold to
those who venture in and seek
to. buy. Baby quilts made by
Mrs. Smith are sold for a start-
ing price of $50, some even
higher. "The price depends on
the amount of time and work
that goes into them," she. said.
Mrs. Mears said her full-sized
bed quilt would sell for $200,
and the going price for a tote
bag she made would be $15.
So far, however, Mrs. Mears is
not planning to sell either item
since they are gifts.


For the most part, the
women quilt for the love of.
quilting. At one point, many of
them sat around a quilting
board that had material on it
they were finishing for Rosy
Ridgeway, who passed away a
while ago. Mrs. Ridgeway's
daughter Betty Stinnett found
the unfinished quilt and took it
to the Tantie Quilters. They
pieced it together and are fin-
ishing the quilt for the daugh-
ter.
Each quilter enjoys engag-
ing in different styles of quilting
projects. For Mrs. Smith it is
baby quilts, although she
makes larger quilts as well.
Helen Brewer was beginning a
quilt that had an applique on
each block and the blocks
would be brought together in a
technique called "sashing"-
using strips of a solid color
between the blocks. "It makes
the quilt bigger," she said.
Some quilt by hand; Mrs.
Brewer uses a sewing
machine. And some applique
using embroidery stitches. Arli-
na Ireland mostly quilts by
hand. However, she said when
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The sheriff noted that the Red
Cross would lose federal and
state funding if they made such a
distinction.
He suggested posting a sign
for sex offenders to report to the
deputy at the shelter.
While his officers are familiar
with the 101 offenders living the
county, he said the problem
would come when out-of-town
people come to Okeechobee for
shelter.
County Attorney John Cassels,
who has been researching the
issue, said the solutions in prac-


tice run the gamut from no
admittance at all to designated
shelters for offenders. He
expressed a concern about
achieving a balance between
offenders' rights and not panick-
ing people who are coming to a
shelter under stress. The sheriff
stated that if the commission
wished to designate a certain
shelter for offenders, he would
make sure it was supervised.
Commissioner Clif Betts stat-
ed the need for an ordinance to

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Lone suspect



being sought



in robbery try


By Loma Jablonsld
Okeechobee News
The search continues for a
lone suspect thought to be
involved in an attempted
armed robbery yesterday
afternoon at a local business.
According to Sergeant Billy
Markham of the Okeechobee
County Sheriff's Office, a
black male in his mid-20s is
being sought in connection
with the robbery attempt at a
business located on S.R. 70 E.
Although one shot was
fired, Sgt. Markham said there
were no injuries. The suspect
had a handgun in his posses-
sion at the time, but it was not
known if the man was still


armed after fleeing from the
business.
In a phone interview short-
ly after the incident, Sgt.
Markham said while some
money was taken from Dan's
Meat Market at 1314 S.R. 70 E.,
no one was injured.
But the robbery attempt
did cause a local man some
anxious moments.
Lawrence Cooper had just
finished putting gasoline into
his truck. After going inside
the Racetrac store at 1595 S.R.
70 E. to pay for the gas and
buy a pack of cigarettes, he
went back to his truck.
"My nephew, who was
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covered under separate con-
tracts. But, both contracts are
being negotiated simultaneously
The new contracts will be for
a three-year period.
The negotiation process
began June 1, when both sides
presented written proposals for
the new contracts. The first face-
to-face meting was Thursday,
June 9, when both sides met to
consider the proposals. They
met again on Monday, June 13,
and then on Friday July 29.
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Buckhead Ridge resident, Marilyn Reinig was not ready to
be photographed but her visiting grandchildren, Paul and
Jessicca Wiegers were ready to show off the bluegill that
they caught at Okee-Tantle Park. The children were at the
park for the day just before heading back to Augusta, Ga.


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govern the issue.
Emergency Manager Gene
O'Neill said the consensus of
emergency managers was that
the sex offenders could not be
kept out of shelters, but they
could be segregated.
Last year they were put in a
separate room at South Elemen-
tary School.
Commissioner Elvie Posey
suggested sending them to a sep-
arate shelter.
Mr. O'Neill said there aren't
enough shelters or staff to desig-
nate a separate shelter for sex
offenders.
The sheriff said it would not be
possible to house them at the jail.
Mr. Betts suggested using the
same policy as last year.
Mr. Cassels was directed to
prepare an ordinance to establish
regulations to govern the situa-
tion.
Captain David Littlefield
appeared before the board to
request funding for the local CAP
unit. He said the CAP missions


include aerospace education, the
cadet program which teaches
leadership skills emergency
service and homeland security
missions.
The captain said that even
though CAP receives assets from
the Air Force they are supposed to
be self-funding. He said he was
seeking funding from a number
of sources including the Kiwanis
Club.
The unit has 15 members and
the captain said he was encour-
aged with the interest shown so
far.
Commission Chairman John
Abney noted the commission's
long-range plan was to provide
space for CAP at the airport.
Commissioner Gene Woods,
who is a member of the Chil-
dren's Services Council, suggest-
ed that the captain apply to that
organization for funding.
In an unrelated matter, Ray-
mond Arrants appeared before
the board requesting the board to
consider construction of a new
restaurant at Okee-Tantie Camp-
ground and Marina. He listed
problems with the building cur-
rently housing Lightsey's Restau-


rant and suggested the board
build another restaurant either at
Okee-Tantie or at Lock 7.
"Our building is falling apart,"
he told commissioners.
Mr. Betts suggested building a
large enough building to meet
future needs.
Staff was directed to work with
Mr. Arrants to explore the feasibil-
ity of, and a timetable for, con-
struction of a new restaurant at
either Okee-Tantie or Lock 7. '
After several public hearings
by both the planning board and
the commissioners, commission-
ers finally passed amendments to
the county land development reg-
ulations.
One of the most far-reaching
changes would restrict residential
general zoning to no more than
five housing units per acre. Any'
larger density would require a
special exception.
The amendments also require
paved driveways.
In addition, the amendments
will require a 10-foot setback
from rear property lines for acces-
sory structures.
The amendments will add
future land use classification of


conservation 1, conservation 2,
resort corridor and rural estate.
They will also change the list of
permitted principal uses and
accessory uses in several.zoning
districts.
Restrictions are also placed on
the use of flag lots in subdivisions.
A flag lot is a landlocked lot that
has a narrow strip of land con-
necting it to a county road.
The executive session that had
been scheduled to discuss labor
negotiations was cancelled and
will be rescheduled.
County Administrator George
Long told the board that engineer-
ing studies on the Taylor Creek
canals should be completed in
mid August. After that, he said the
canal cleanup could be priori-
tized.
In other action, the board:
agreed to sell two county
built homes in Douglas Park to
SHIP applicants;
approved purchase and
installation of an energy manage-
ment system for the health
department in the amount of
$26,785;
purchased a Jacobsen Turf-
cat Mower from Kilpatrick Turf


Equipment for $17,947.78;
awarded a five-year elevator
maintenance contract to
ThyssenKrupp Elevator in the
amount of $14,880;
accepted a 1985 Ford 2,000-
gallon tanker fire truck from St.
Lucie County Fire/Rescue;
approved an agreement with
CSX Transportation to rebuild rail-
road grade crossings on C.R. 15A
and C.R. 15B at a cost of $219,958;
approved a group health
insurance plan for county
employees;
directed staff to arrange for
three inmate crews from DOC to
work with county departments
and Waste Management at a cost
of $2 per man, per hour, for each
five-man crew;
directed staff to identify avail-
able funding sources and make
recommendations regarding the
construction of a public boat
ramp facility at Nubbin Slough;
and,
transferred funds between
various accounts and adjusted the
budget to account unanticipated
grant funds.


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Late Friday afternoon the school
board offered a salary proposal that
had a starting teacher salary of
$31,500. The first three steps in the
pay scale were increased by 2 per-
cent. Then each step up to step 18
was given percent. Step 19
received a 2 percent increase. The
top teacher's salary under the pro-
posal would be $52,605.
"I think what you need is here,"
said Sam Lee, chief negotiator for
the school board.
"We believe we have reached
our ability to pay."
"We're going to have to talk
about it," was the response of
union official Diane Falvo.
The two sides were expected to
spend the rest of Friday discussing
wording of the contracts dealing


with such things as working condi-
tions and health benefits.
On Saturday, the union is
expected to offer their response to
the school board's pay proposal.
Still to be discussed is the pay
scale for classified workers.
Until a decision is reached,
school board employees will work
under the terms of the present con-
tract that expired on June 30.
Working with Mr. Lee on the
school board side of the table was
Assistant Superintendent of
Schools Lee Dixon, and Ken Ken-
worthy, director of career/technical
education.
Mr. Lee is a retired educator for
Volusia County whose sense of
humor has kept things lively.
The labor side of the table con-
sisted of union president Candy
Walker; Sue Kemp, vice president
of the union; Magi Cable, union offi-
cial; Cammie Hudson, chief nego-
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she makes quilts for family mem-
bers, she machine quilts. "I'm
not sure how the family mem-
bers will care for the quilts," she
said, adding that, for her,
machine quilting provides a
tighter stitch.
Bea Mitchell does standard
quilting, but recently began a
crayon quilt for a great-grand-
daughter. "She so much appreci-
ates it," Mrs. Mitchell said. She
plans on tie tacking the backing
instead of quilting it because she
thinks it will give a looser, more
playful look to the quilt. Various
creatures adorn quilt blocks that
serve as little lessons for the
child. A spider named Oscar is on
one block, and Mrs. Mitchell told
the child to look at the web he
spins but not to touch him
because he has "a nasty disposi-
tion." There is a one-eyed purple
people eater from the song her
grandpa used to go around
singing. And a lady bug is to
bring the girl good luck.
The Tantie Quilters are always
looking for more people to join
their group, according to Mrs.
Smith. Other quilters in the
Thursday group include Marie
Kirchhoff, Maxine Dyal, and Mil-
dred Cox.
Mrs. Smith said people who
want to quilt, buy one, or have-
one made can call her at 467-
8020 or Janet Rinaldo at 467-
0183, or just stop by on Thurs-


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waiting in the truck, said 'Hey,
that's a home boy. Give him a
ride," recounted Mr. Cooper. "I
looked around and saw this guy
coming from the side of the

building. So, I gave him a ride'by
my house."
Once at his destination, Mr.
Cooper said the man got out of
his truck and "took off."
"I went inside and the next
thing I know cops are surround-
ing my car," he-continued. "My
daughter told me that cops were
around my car looking in it. I


have four kids a 9, 7, 3 and a
baby- I don't need this."
He said he then went outside
and talked to the law enforce-
ment officers and told them
what had happened.
"I sure don't need this for giv-
ing a guy a ride," he said. "I've
got kids and neighbors and it
don't look good."
Sgt. Markham said the rob-
bery attempt took place shortly
after 2 p.m. Friday, and that no
specific description of the sus-
pect or what he was wearing
was available at that time. He
went on to say law enforcement
was searching for the man, who
fled the scene on foot.


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Summer fun day
Summer day campers from Building Blocks Child Care
Center got to have one last day of summer day camp fun
on Friday at the Okeechobee Sports Complex. The chil-
dren were waiting for the complex pool to open at noon.


Hospice fundraiser
Big Lake Hospice hosted a blood pressure clinic as a
fundraising event to benefit 'Making Strides Against
Breast Cancer' on Friday. The fundraiser took place at their
new Hope Chest and administrative offices under con-
struction at the Northlake Village Shopping Center. Nurses
participating in the clinic are: (left to right) Penny Colt, Kim
Thornburg and Linda Creech. The making strides event
will take place on August 13. A team from Big Lake Hos-
pice will participate in the walk. Donations are greatly
appreciated and can be sent to 309 N.W. Fifth Street.


Summer reading choices offer truth, fiction, fantasy


By Bonnie Erickson

"Two trends seem to have
appeared this summer in read-
ing choices," says Polly Archer,
an interlibrary loan clerk at Rad-
ford University's McConnell
Library. "Writers have overcome
the pall of 9/11 and are turning
out their signature works and
writers who were stymied by
9/11 are finally able to incorpo-
rate it into their work."
There will always be an inter-
est in 9/11 and the effect it had
on humanity but writers were
somewhat cut off from creativity
after the largest terror attack on
U.S. soil.
Archer believes writers asked
themselves, "What can you
write about when the most
awful has happened?" Ian McE-
wan, author of the highly suc-
cessful, 'Atonement' has taken
the essence of the facts involved
in the terror attaclk'nd turned
them into the fictional novel,
'Saturday'. Archer says "it reads
like a rocket." The book is set in
England and revolves around a
Londoner facing life in the pres-
ent as he deals with the impact
of terrorism.
Archer, a retired librarian
who is known for her avid inter-
est in reading and keeping up-to-
date with the current reading
trends with all age groups, says
summertime reading choices for
high school and college-age stu-


dents seems to be directed more
toward fantasy mysteries and
science fiction than hard-core
books.
The younger generation of
readers remain in awe of the
adventuresome lad Harry Potter,
hero of the Harry Potter series by
J.K. Rowling.
"Kids still devour those
books," Archer says.
Tim LaHaye and Jerry
Jenkin's "Left Behind" series
which brings the Bible's book of
Revelation alive in today's world,
continues to draw all ages of
readers. The book focuses on
people who were not taken to
Heaven after Christ's second
return and the realities they have
to face in a life without Christian
family and friends.
Archer says books on self-
care and self-help have always
been popular.
"This type of reading has
been popular since the 1960's.
when health food advocate
Adelle Davis began writing
books on eating habits and well-
ness. People will always want to
better themselves," she says.
Television's popular psychia-
trist Dr. Phil McGraw's books are
among the best-selling. His top-
ics include strengthening rela-
tionships and weight loss.
"Summer reading is wonder-
ful," Archer says. "It's warm,
people are taking a break in
school, families are vacationing.


It's just a good time to sit down
with a book and get your mind
off things."
She has several books that
she suggests for this summer's
best reading.
"The News From Paraguay"
by Lily Tuck, won the 2004
National Book Award for fiction.
It tells of a real 19th century love
affair between an Irish courtesan
and a war-mongering
Paraguayan dictator. Archer
describes it as "lush and exotic,"
reflecting of our modern world.
Simon Winchester's "Kraka-
toa: The Day The World Explod-
. ed" tells of the 1883 eruption of a
volcano that made tsunami a
familiar word. The book serves
as a precursor to the Indian
Ocean tsunami in December
2004. A non-fiction work, it reads
much like a mystery and holds
readers' attention to the end.
Pop culture star Bob Dylan
gives some "impulsive, eccentric
and ephemeral insights" in his
book "Chronicles, Volume 1".
"It is a surprisingly good read
for anyone from 16 to 60. Popu-,
lar music was never the same
after he came along,' even if he
wants to bury his influences,"
said Archer.
The first winner of Oprah's
Book Club, Jacquelyn Mitchard,.
has a new novel out, "The
Breakdown Lane" about a fami-
ly's smug and comfortable
lifestyle that takes a tumble after


a series of events that turns life
around.
Archer says author Sue Monk
Kidd's "The Mermaid's Chair" is
going to be a charmer, just as her
previous release The Secret Life
of Bees. Her latest offering tells
of "people who don't just fall
from grace; they dive from it."
If readers ever just buy a book
because it has a unique title,
they'll want to purchase "The
Curious Incident of the Dog in
the Night-Time" by Mark Had-
don. A young autistic savant boy
is solving murders and the hero
finds redemption for himself as
well as those who he becomes
involved with.
"Conviction" by Richard
North Patterson, is an in-depth
look into the nation's prison sys-
tem and the legal methods with-
in the system that sometimes
keep innocents incarcerated.
"Patterson never shies away
from the awful topics and builds
strong characters along with his
plots and beliefs," said Archer.
There are many more choices
that Archer gives but adds that
"re-reading old favorites", is
always fun, too. She says she
began reading Mario Puzo's
"Godfather" books on the
shores of Lake Michigan during a
summer a.-.li.n .:iiad still loves
to go back and read and re-read.
Classics such as "Moby Dick"
are good for seaside or back yard
reading.


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Community Events

Children's Services Council aids families
Okeechobee County Children's Services Council has
announced that with the donation of funds from Everglades
Elementary School, which were matched by the council, 14
families with 48 children were helped. The families faced a
great deal of destruction during the hurricanes. Many of the
children lost all of their clothing and toys because the roofs of
their homes were tom off by the heavy winds. The council also
received funds from an anonymous donor and Seminole Ele-
mentary School donated a check that they received from chil-
dren in Minnesota. The additional monies granted several fam-
ilies assistance after the original funds were depleted. Thanks
to all the assistance from the children and families of Okee-
chobee. Other families who still requested assistance were
referred to the Red Cross.

School readiness programs offered
Please call (866) 273-6340 to begin the eligibility process in
receiving reduced fee childcare/preschool, including school-
based and Head Start. You may also get information at this
number regarding just what early learning programs are avail-
able in Okeechobee County. Many children are currently being
enrolled in school readiness programs.

Center offers service to children
The Family Outreach Center at Sacred Heart offers a service
to youth and children by giving free classes in martial arts. The
classes are currently taught four days a week on Tuesday,
Wednesday and Friday, from 6 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday
from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Free parenting classes offered
Free six-week parenting classes for parents of young chil-
dren 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 8 months infants, 8 to 18 months the toddler, 18
to 36 months terrific twos, 3 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 pro-
vided. However, infants in carriers are welcome. For details
call (863) 763-8859 or (863) 697-6320.

Performance standards available
The Florida School Readiness performance standards for 3-
,4- and 5-year-old children are available from the Okeechobee
County School Readiness Coalition by calling (863) 462-5792.
Or, you may download them directly from the web at
www.schoolreadiness.org.

Migrant program accepting applications
Okeechobee I Center located, 726 N.E. 16th Ave., is current-
ly accepting applications for migrant children and children
with disabilities in our Head Start Program. We serve children
between the ages of 6 weeks to 5 years. To qualify the family
must have migrated in the past 24 months, worked in agricul-
ture and the primary income must come from agriculture. We
encourage families of children with disabilities to apply. For
more information, call (863) 467-0702 and ask for Sylvia, Ella
or Page.
El Centro de Okeechobee I locaizado en 726 N.E. 16th Ave.
esta aceptando aplicacions para ninos de families migrants y
ninos incapacidados, En nustro program nostros creemos
que los ninos se beneficial en cuando reciven services de edu-
cacion, salud y services socials que nustro program ofrece.
Servimos ninos de 6 semans a 5 anos. Para cualificar la familiar
deve de ver salido del condado o estado en los ulitimo 24, mess
y trabajado en agriculura. Con el ingreso de la familiar de traba-
jo de agriculture. Animamos que las families con ninos inca-
pacidados aplican. Para mas information por favor de Ilamar
al (863) 467-0702 Y abler con Sylvia o Zila.


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Special to Okeechobee News/Okeechobee County Historical Society
Looking Back
The Lovvorn family arrived in Okeechobee the year the county was formed. The group in this photo are standing in front
of a hotel owned by the Lovvorn family in 1925. The hotel advertises "rooms and baths." Shown in the photo are: (left to
right) Zetta Durrance, Beryl Lovvorn, and Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Lovvorn. This photo also appears in the book titled "Strolling
Down Country Roads" by Twila Valentine and Betty Chandler Williamson. Plans are currently under way by the Okee-
chobee Historical Society to reprint the book, "Strolling Down Country Roads". Recent interest in buying a copy of the
book has been increasing, and the Historical Society needs an estimate of the number of books to order. The expected
cost is $35 to $40 per copy, and the society hopes to have the books available by Christmas. If you are interested in buy-
ing a copy of the book send your name, address and telephone number to: Betty C. Williamson, P.O. Box 249, Okee-
chobee, Fla., 34973. This will not obligate you to buy the book, but you will be notified when the books are available. You
are asked to send your information to Mrs. Williamson soon. Do you have any old photos of the Okeechobee area or of
Okeechobee citizens? If so, bring them by the Okeechobee News office, 107 S.W. 17th St., and we can copy them while
you wait. Or, you can e-mail the photo and information about the photo to okeenews@okeechobee.com.


Upcoming Events

Saturday
Dual Recovery Anonymous meets at noon at Welcome House,
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 discus-
sion 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.

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

Monday
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.

Tuesday
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. Any-
one interested in finding who .your ancestors are is welcome to
attend. There is Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index),
Social Security Death Index and military information available. For
information, call (863) 763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
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 Restau-
rant, 700 S. Parrott Ave., at noon. All Rotarians and 'the public are
invited. For information, contact Bill Bartlett at (863) 467-4663.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For infor-
mation, 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 meet-
ing. For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden Cor-
ral 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, 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.

Wednesday
The Okeechobee Jaycees will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American
Legion Post #64, 510 S.E. Second St. The Okeechobee Jaycees
would like to welcome all energetic young people between the
ages of 21 and 39, who are interested in working towards the bet-,
terment of our community. For information, call Margaret Bowers
at (863) 763-7399.
AA meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It's an open meeting.
Narcotic Anonymous (NA) meet in the New Horizon building,
1600 S.W. Second Ave., from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. For information,
call (863) 763-1191.
Community Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group
that enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For infor-
mation, contact Randy or Larese Maycumber at (863) 467-0359.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Alternative Lifestyle is meeting at the A.A. Clubhouse (Sobriety
in the Swamp), 50 U.S. 441 S.E., at the corner of U.S. 78 and U.S.
441. For information, call (863) 763-5385.
Lakeside Cruise'n Car Show will meet from 7 until 9 p.m. in the
Wal-Mart parking lot in front of the Garden Center. Just stop by to
show a car you may have, or check out the cars and visit with the
car owners while you listen to the great oldies music.
The Disabled American Veterans meet at 12:30 p.m. at V.F.W.
Post #4423, 300 N.W. 34th St. All service-connected veterans are
invited. For information, call Keith at (863) 357-1335.


Community Events

Habitat for Humanity plans work day
Habitat for Humanity will hold a workiday at the house it is
building at 3817 N.W. 34th Ave. in Basswo oon Saturday, July 30,
beginning at 6 a.m. The work will include putting on siding and
roof shingles. The siding was donated by Treasure Island Baptist
Church, and the shingles were donated by Big Lake Roofing. For
information or to volunteer your help, call (863) 357-1371. Help is
still needed in the form of volunteer workers, fundraisers and land
donations. Skilled roofers are also needed.

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 I and 6 p.m. on
WWFR 91.7 FM and 100.3 FM. The guest will be Port St. Lucie Chief
of Police John Skinner. The topic will be -olicing changes in a rap-
idly growing city. For information, call Robert Vege (772) 871-5032.

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) 462-
5814.

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

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 information,
call (863) 634-1888.

Red Cross offers CPR course
The American Red Cross is offering an adult CPR/AED,
infant/child CPR and first aid course at the Okeechobee Branch on
Saturday, Aug. 6, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. The cost of this course is
$35. For information on how to sign up for this course stop by the
office at 323 N. Parrott Ave., or call (863) 763-2488.

Free nutrition clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis and
designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Health Center, 916 W.N.
Park St., on Aug. 8 and Sept. 12 at 5:30 p.m. For information, 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) 763-
6069.

Advisory County sets meeting date
There will be an Okeechobee County provider meeting on Fri-
day, Aug. 12, at the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1728.
N.W Ninth Ave., at 9:30 a.m. Then at noon, there will be a meeting
of the Okeechobee County Advisory Council. This meeting will
also be held at the Health Department.

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


The Okeechobee News, Saturday, July 30,2005


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1995 Oldsmobile Regency 98 Elite
4 dr, V6, leather, luxury for less. MH ........... $3,995
1996 Dodge Dakota Sport
2.5L, 5 speed, air, stereo, 81k miles. MH ........$3,995
1999 Ford Escort SE
4 dr, 2.0L, 5 spd, power w/l, cd, great on gas. Mi $3,995
1994 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible
V6, automatic, power w/l, stereo cassette. iM.1 .. $3,995
1993 Jeep Cherokee
2 dr, 5 spd, stereo, great on gas. M .......... $3,995
1997 Ford Taurus
4 dr, V6, automatic, power w/l, stereo.: .... $3,995
2000 Hyundai Elantra GLS
2.0L, auto, power w/lI,cass, great on gas. ...$3,995
2001 Hyundai Accent GL
4 dr, 1.6L, 5 spd, air, great on gas. ft ....... $4,995
1999 Chevrolet Prism
4 dr, 1.8L, auto, power w/l, great on gas. MN .$4,995
2001 Kia Rio
4 dr, 1.5L, 5 spd, great on gas, 57k miles. .i ...4,995


2001 Hyundai Accent GL
4 dr, 1.6L, automatic, great on gas, 44k mi. .$5,995
1999 Chrysler Concorde
4 dr, V6, auto, leather, alloys. MH .............. $6,995
1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue
Sunroof, leather, low miles. C ................ $6,995
1998 Toyota Corolla
4 dr, 1.8L, auto, power w/l, 78k miles. .. 7,995
2002 Mazda 626
4 dr, automatic, power w/l, tan, alloy wheels. .8,995
2000 Chrysler LHS
Moonroof, loaded. .................... $8,995
2002 Hyundai Elantra GLS
4 dr, 2.0L, auto, power w/l, cass, 27k mi. .f .... $9,795
2000 Mercury Grand Marquis
48k miles. .......... $9,995
2001 'Toyota Corolla .
4 dr. 1.8L, auto, power w/l, cass, 44k mi. ..N $9,995
2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES
4 dr, auto, power windows/locks, 30k mi: MH ....$9,995
2003 Saturn Ion Coupe
Level 2, 2:2L, power w/l, cd, 13k miles. ...... $10,795
2003 Hyundai Sonata
2.4L, 4 dr, automatic, pwr w/l, cd, 31k mi. M.H $10,995
2002 Mazda Protege PR5
Automatic, alloys, 44k mi. N ............ $10,995
2001 Oldsmobile Alero
Leather, nice car, 44k miles. MI ........... $10,995
2001 Mazda 626
4 dr, 2.0L, automatic, one owner, 15k miles. MH$10,995
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE
Automatic, air, blue, 33k miles. N........... $11,995
2003 Nissan Sentra GXE
Automatic,.air, white, 40k miles. ..... ....... $11,995
2002 Mercury Sable LS
Leather, loaded, extra clean, only 30k miles. fi .$11,995
2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS
4 dr, 2.0L, automatic, power w/l, 7k mi. M ...$12,995
2003 Ford Taurus SES
Silver, cd, cruise, 24k miles. ... ...... ... 12,995
2004 Chevrolet Malibu Classic
Tan, like new, 28k miles. ... ............ $12,995,
2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS
Automatic, 1134 miles. H ................. $12,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis
White, excellent condition. I ...............13,900
2004 Scion XA Hatchback
5 dr, 1.5L, auto, power w/l, cd, 15k miles. .$13,995
2004 Mercury Sable LS
Premium silver, 15k miles. LMgV .............$14,995
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis
Only 9400 miles, great value. ......... $14,995
2003 Honda Civic EX
Blue, 2 door, sunroof, 19k miles. j........ 1.. $14,995
2004 Toyota Corolla
4 dr, 1.8L, auto, power w/l, cd, 23k miles. M.H $14,995
2004 Hyundai Sonata GL
4 dr, V6, auto, power w/l, cd, 18k mi. M ;... $15,995
2003 Volkswagen Passat Wagon
White, 30k miles. Li ............ ... ... $15,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis
Silver, 29k miles. .1,: ......... ..... 15,995


2005 Hyundai Sonata GL
4 dr, automatic, power w/l, cd, 10k mi. IN. ..... $15,995
2002 Nissan Maxima GLE
Leather, sunroof & more, 38k miles. ...... $16,995
2004 Mercury Grand Marquis
White, 12k miles. lM .................. 6,995
2005 Toyota Matrix XR
Automatic, cd, air, clean, 11k miles. ...... 16,995
2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S
Red with two-tone leather, 18k miles. K ..... 1 7,995
2005 Hyundai Sonata
Red, V6, automatic, 10k miles. H .... .... $17,995
2002 Mercury Grand Marquis LS
19k miles. ....................... 18,995
2004 Honda Accord EX
2 dr, sunroof, automatic, wheels, 12k miles. i .$22,995


1997 Nissan Pathfinder
V6, automatic, red, 84k miles. . . $8,995
2002 Ford Escape XLS
SUV, 48k miles. . . . . . $11,995
2001 Dodge Durango
V8, auto, power windows/locks, cd, leather, N .$10,495
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe
2.4L, automatic, power w/l, cd, 44k miles. MI .$11,995
2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd
Pwr w/l, cruise, air & more, certified, 36k mi. $12,995
2001 Honda CR-V
2.0L, automatic, loaded, one owner, 22k mi. $12,995
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
2.4L, 5 spd, pwr windows/locks, 9000 miles. "$13,995
2003 Nissan Xterra
4 cyl, 5 speed, light green, 26k miles. ....... 14,995
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Excellent condition. liV .................. $15,995


2001 Toyota Highlander
V6, silver, 53k miles. N ............... $15,995
2005 Mitsubishi Outlander
Silver, V6, automatic, 12k miles. N ......... $15,995
2002 Nissan Xterra
V6, automatic, dark green, 45k miles. ...... $17,995
2004 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4
V6, automatic, 21k miles. .41 ............. $18,995
2003 Ford Explorer
Tan, 37k miles. kM ..................... $20.995
2003 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer $24,995
18k miles. IV ........... ..........$24,995
2004 Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
21k miles. 1 ....................... $29,995
2004 Lincoln Aviator
Gold, tan Ithr, beautiful, certified to 75k mi. MN $32,995
2003 Volvo XC90
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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
interested in becoming an instructor for CPR and first aid
please stop by the office at 323 N. Parrott Ave., or call (863)
763-2488.

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

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

Church offers summer activities
Activities are now available at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St. These activities include: a food bank that is
open Monday and Friday from 9 a.m. until noon; a martial arts
class held Tuesday through Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. and on
Saturday afternoon from 3 until 4 p.m.; Boy Scouts meet every
Monday from 6 until 8 p.m.; Immigration Assistance is avail-
able on the third Thursday of every month from I 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 information, 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, praying 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 loca-
tions: American Legion, 501 S.E. Second Ave.; Chamber of
Commerce, 55 S. Parrott Ave.; and Smiths Computer Service,
S.W. Park Street. Additional collection points will be made
available at a later date. For information, call John R. Rooney at
(863) 763-2950 or (863) 763-8971.

Free pregnancy tests offered
The Pregnancy Resource Center of Okeechobee, a non-prof-
it organization, is now available to offer free pregnancy testing
to girls and women of all ages. We offer free and confidential
pregnancy tests, peer counseling, referrals for a free ultra-
sound, parenting classes and abstinence education. Operating
hours are from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Parenting classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. We are locat-
ed at 1505 S. Parrott Ave., across from the movie theatre. If you
would like more information on this or set an appointment for
a free pregnancy test please call (863) 763-8859.

Free adult GED classes offered
Indian River Community College will be offering free adult
basic education/GED and English as a second language classes
at these locations: Dixon Hendry Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave.,
English. as second language classes, Monday and Wednesday
from 10 a.m. until noon, adult basic education/GED, Monday
through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 8
a.m. until 4 p.m.; Seminole Reservation, Brighton, Adults basic
education/GED, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30 until 6:30
p.m.; Church at Larson Dairy,; S.R. 70 East, English as a second
language, Tuesday and Thursday, from 4 until 8 p.m.; One-
Stop, 123 S.W. Park St., adult basic education/GED,. Monday
through Thursday, from 7 a.m. until noon; El Centro Santa Fe,
115 S.W. Fifth Ave., Citizenship class, Thursday, from 6:30 until
9 p.m.; Yearling Middle School, 925, N.W. 23 Lane, adult basic
education/GED and English as a second language classes, Mon-
day through Thursday, from 6 until 9 p.m.; Everglades Elemen-
tary, 3725 S.E. Eighth St., English as a second language classes,
Tuesday and Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m.; and, Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St., English as a second lan-
guage, Tuesday and Thursday from 7 until 9 p.m.

Library hosts computer classes
The Heartland Library Cooperative will be holding basic and
advanced computer classes at the Okeechobee County Library,
206 S.W. 16th St. Basic computer knowledge and word pro-
cessing sills will be demonstrated, as well as how to access and
navigate the internet. For the dates and times of these classes,
contact the Okeechobee County Library at (863) 763-3536.






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Club Weekly Results


PI.G.S. League
July 19: First Russ Adams, Jr.
Second Terry Mallaster. Last
place Penny King. Closest to
pin (2) Russ Adams, Sr, (8)
Terry Mallaster, (11) Terry Mal-
laster and (17) Lee Arbogast.
July 20: First J.W. Cain. Sec-
ond Bob Knapp. Last place -
Mike Bakish. Closest to pin (2)
Mike Bakish, (8) Bob Knapp,
(11) Mike Knapp and (17)
Kenny Curran.

Sports Briefs

OHS gridders
need physical
Brahman varsity and junior var-
sity 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 asso-
ciated with the OCRA football pro-
gram.

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 week-
days between 8 a.m. and3 p.m.
The tryouts 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 official
freshman team practice.
For information, contact coach
May at (863) 634-5836.

Players sought
for OHS golf team
With school less than a month
away, the Brahman golf team
would like to invite potential play-
ers to join the team.
No experience is necessary,
players will be trained. If you do not
have access to a set of clubs, the
team will find one for you. .
There will be both a girls and a
boys team this year.
Practice will begin Aug. 10.
For information, contact coach
MarkWard at (863) 634-1722.

OCRAfootball
sign-ups planned
The Okeechobee Citizens
Recreation Association (OCRA)
will hold their fall football sign-ups
Aug. 6,13 and 20 from 9 am. until
2 p.m. at Teen Town, 305 N.W. Sec-
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Russ Adams, Sr., (11) George
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By Richard N. Ostling
AP Religion Writer
Evangelical Protestants and
Roman Catholics, the nation's
two largest religious blocs, have a
relationship that's been marked
in the past by hostility and ten-
sion.
But now, almost 500 years
after Martin Luther, one of the top
U.S. evangelical thinkers has co-
authored a book .that finds an
increasingly warm relationship
between Catholics and evangeli-
cals.
"Is the Reformation Over? An
Evangelical Assessment of Con-
temporary Roman Catholicism"
(Baker) by Mark A. Noll and Car-
olyn Nystrom argues that not only
on contemporary political issues
such as abortion but also on mat-
ters of spirituality Catholics and
the Protestant conservatives have
ever more in common.
Summarizing the situation,
Noll, a historian at Wheaton Col-
lege in Illinois, said in an inter-
view that he sees "quite serious


differences, but not differences of
life and death as they were
regarded for at least four cen-
turies."
He believes three events in
particular fostered harmony:
Catholicism's Second Vatican
Council (1962-65), which
encouraged contacts with Protes-
tants and abolished for good the
papacy's one-time hostility
toward democracy and freedom
of conscience in religion.
The U.S. Supreme Court's
1973 liberal ruling on abortion,
which provoked joint social
activism, now reinforced by the
same-sex marriage issue.
The 1978 election of Pope
John Paul II, who became a hero
to evangelicals for helping topple
European Communism and for
speaking effectively on behalf of
Christian tradition.
Other religious thinkers
beyond Noll and Nystrom, a free-
lance writer who attends Noll's
Presbyterian church,, agree that
the climate is warming.
"The admiration for John Paul


11 is simply astounding given
(evangelicals') historic real
hatred for the papacy," says
William Shea of the College of
the Holy Cross.
His 2004 work "The Lion and
the Lamb: Evangelicals and
Catholics in America" (Oxford)
parallels the Noll-Nystrom book
-from the Catholic side. If any-
thing, he thinks, Pope Benedict
XVI js closer to the evangelicals'
outlook than John Paul II.
Even Michael S. Horton of
Westminster Seminary Califor-
nia, an evangelical who remains
sharply critical of Catholic theolo-
gy, says that "the perceived cul-
tural collapse of the West has
become such an overwhelming
preoccupation of conservative
Catholics and Protestants that
just about anything and every-
thing else is on the back burner."
The political turnabout since
the 1960 presidential campaign
was neatly framed last year by
religious right activist Gary Bauer:
"When John F. Kennedy made
his famous speech that the Vati-


Reflections from the Pulpit


By Gene Roddenbeny
World Outreach Ministries
In Christianity today it seems
that men would lower Christ in
order-to raise mankind. They
want validation for their lives of
compromise with the world. Our
Father has written us a love letter
to lead us into a life of peace, love,
joy, and hope, a life of purpose.
We are a light to the world, not a
mirror. God doesn't ask us to do
what makes us happy but tells us
to obey Him. We are a light that
draws men to Jesus as we walk in
His light.
I John 1:1-10
1. That which was from the
beginning, which we have heard,
which we have seen with our
eyes, which we have looked
upon, and our hands have han-
dled, of the Word of life;
2. (For the life was manifested,
and we have seen it, and bear wit-
ness, and shew unto you that eter-
nal life, which was with the
Father, and was manifested unto
us;)
3. That which we have seen
and heard declare we unto you,
that ye also may have' fellowship
with us: and truly our fellowship
is with the Father, and with his
Son Jesus Christ.
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unto you, that your joy maybe
full.
5. This then is the message
which we have heard of him, and
declare unto you, that God is light,
and in him in no darkness at all.
6. If we say that we have fel-
lowship with him, and walk in
darkness, we lie and do not the
truth.
7. But if we walk in the light, as
he is the light, we have fellowship
one with another, and the blood
of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth
us form all sin.
8. If we say that we have no
sin, we deceive ourselves, and the


truth is not in us.
9. If we confess our sins, he is
faithful and just to forgive us our
sins, and to cleanse us from all
unrighteousness.
10. If we say that we have not
sinned; we make him a liar, and
his word is not in us.
This epistle gives testimony of
an eyewitness to the life, death,
resurrection, and teachings of
Jesus. This disciple is doing just
what Jesus did. Jesus came and
gave testimony of the things He
head and saw for His Father. Now
John is following the pattern set


before him and that is the pattern
set before us as Christians.
' First John also stirs up all who
profess to know God, to have
communion with him, and to
walk in holiness.
May we shine as lights to those
around us who live in darkness,
living a life of peace in a world
that knows no peace; having joy
and hope in a world where peo-
ple turn to the distractions this
world has to offer in order to
escape reality; a purpose and a
plan for life instead of living as if
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Vatican will tell Catholic politi-
cians what to do."
Though the culture wars com-
mand much of the media atten-
tion, Noll and Nystrom are more
interested in spiritual links
between the two groups, which
combined make up more than
half of all American churchgoers.
A notable example: When the
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invited him was in Rome being
elected Pope John Paul.
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level, the Vatican and the U.S.
Catholic bishops are much more
engaged with the centrally organ-
ized "mainline" Protestant
churches than the conservative
evangelicals.
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* 10 ACRES CLOSE TO TOWN! Lot #7 @ OK Acres on NE 80th Ave. $220,000!
* 10 ACRES EACH! GOOD PAVED ROAD FRONT! Lots #13, #15, #17 @ OK Acres directly fronting on paved
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many loads of fill. $325,000. (#89475)


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Main Street! 2 bedroom, 1 bath,
great for first home or invest
ment! Call Dale Ann Watford
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rear porches, barn, fenced back yard, circular drive. ered boathouse with electric hoist. Workshop and like a model. Shed, great seawall and much more. $122,500. (#89474)
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At the Movies
The following movies are now
showihig at the Brahman Theatres
Ill.
Movie times for Friday, July 29,
through Thursday, Aug. 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, 4:30, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Monday at 3 and 7 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday at 2,
4:30, 7 and 9:10 p.m.
Theatre II "Sky High" (PG-13)
Showtimes: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7
and 9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Theatre III "Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory" (PG) Show-
times: Friday at 7 and 9 p.m. Sat-
urday and Sunday at 2, 4:15, 7 and
9 p.m. Monday at 3 and 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs-
day at 2, 4:15, 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for adults; chil-
dren 12 and under are $4; senior
citizens are $4 for all movies; and,
matinees are $3.50.
For information, call (863)763-
7202.

Briefs

Head Start Project
accepting applications
Okeech6bee I Center located at
726 N.E. 16th Ave. is currently
accepting applications for migrant
children and children with disabili-
ties in our Head Start Program. Our
belief is that all children can benefit
from receiving educational, Health
and Social Services which our pro-
gram offers. We serve children 6
weeks to 5 years. To qualify the
family must have migrated in the
past 24 months worked in agricul-
ture and primary income must
come from agriculture. We
encourage families of children with
disabilities to apply. For informa-
tion, call (863) 467-0702 and ask
for Sylvia, Ella, or Page.
El Centro de Okeechobee I
locaizado en 726 NE 16th Ave. esta
aceptando aplicacions para ninos
de families migrants y ninos inca-
pacidados. En nustro program
nostros creemos que los ninos se
benefician en cuando reciven serv-
ices de education, salud y services
socials que nustro program
ofrece. Servimos ninos de 6
semans a 5 anos. Para cualificar la
familiar deve de ver salido del con-
dado 0 estado en los ulitimo 24
mess y trabajado en agriculture.
Con el ingreso de la familiar de tra-
bajo de agriculture. Animamos
que las families con ninos inca-
pacidados aplican. Para mas infor-
macion por favor- de llamar al
(863)467-0702 Y ablar con Sylvia 0
Zila.

Redirection Center
needs more volunteers
Do you have a few hours to
spare? Would you like to make a
difference in a child's life? Do you
have a job skill that you would like.
to teach others? Do you belong to a
civic organization or religious
organization and would like to
spread the word? If you answered
yes to any of these questions,
please contact Tom Jones or Karin
Aldridge at Okeechobee Redirec-
tion Center, (863) 357-5905. We are
looking for volunteers to work a
few hours a month with commit-
ted youth.

Volunteers sought
for mediation program
If you have time on your hands
and want to work within the court
system try the mediation program.
The Nineteenth Judicial Circuit
mediation program is looking for
volunteers that would like to
become a mediator for the courts.
All mediators are court appointed,
trained and certified by the
Supreme Court of Florida. If you
would be interested in volunteer-
ing and want more information on
the program, call Andrea
Bemenderfer at (561) 871-5305.

Donations needed
for Hospice yard sale
Hospice of Okeechobee is seek-
ing donations for their next yard
sale. Hospice welcomes all clean
useable items, and is currently
seeking such items as baby


clothes, furniture, small appli-
ances, tools as well as golf and fish-
ing equipment. Call Hospice at
(863) 467-2321 for pick-up, or
deliver items to 411 S.E. Fourth St.

Entries wanted
for Realtors program
The Okeechobee County Board
of Realtors is accepting entries for
their monthly property beautifica-
tion awards program. The property
does not have to be for sale and is
open to residential and commer-
cial property throughout the coun-
ty. For information or to obtain
entry forms, contact Dale Ann Wat-
ford, secretary of the Board at
(863) 634-7311 or (863) 763-8222.


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Auctions 105
Car Pool 110
Share a ride 115
Card of Thanks 120
In Memoriam 125
Found 130
Lost 135
Give Away 140
Garage/Yard Sale 145
Personals 150
Special Notices 155
900 Numbers 160


BURIAL SITE, In Original sec.
of Evergreen Cemetery. S 1/2
of SW 1/4 of Lot 14, Block 77.
$500 (434)239-8428
Need a few more bucks
to purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sell your used items in
the classifeids.


FOUND- SMALL BREED DOG
Vic. of Lazy Seven
Please call to identify
(863)634-8211
Found: Corgi, brown & white,
not neutered, very friendly,
Call to identify
863-634-4369.
Found:' long haired black cat
wearing black harness.
(863)357-3225
FOUND SHEPHERD Vic. of
Post Office. Please call to
describe. (863)634-3457





Bronco was LOST Nov.'04.
Lt brown, 301lbs, fixed,
friendly. Last seen Pahokee.
Found in Japan in '97-his
adopting family doesn't want
him but I do. Rwd offered for
his rtn. PIs call(561)924-5656
DALMATION "Lucky". Male,
11 yr. old family pet. Friendly.
Missed dearly. July 5th near
Hi Low Acres. (863)763-2603
GOLD & DIAMOND BRACE-
LET- Reward offered, Senti-
mental value, vic of WalMart
or movie theater.
(863)467-1767.
MENS PRESCRIPTION
GLASSES- tinted, rose
orange, vic of Okeechobee,
Reward. (863)357-2044.
PUPPY, Male, 2/2 mo. old,
black & tan w/bob tail. Lost in
vic. of SW section of Okee-
chobee. (863)467-8165
YORKIE, 7 Ibs., Black & Tan,
Female. She is deaf and lost
in vic. of S.E. Park St.
(863)697-2115/467-7785.

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


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Bat Wing Mowers
Shop & Maintenance Equipment
Restaurant Computers Office Equip
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July 25th-31st, Mon.-Sat.,
7am-? 3955 SE 29th Way.
20 Ft. Pontoon Boat, Furniture,
Dishes, Lamps...Much more!




Employment -
Full-.Time 205
Employment -
Medical 210
Employmnt -
Part-Time 215
Employment
Wanted 220
Job Information 225
Job Training 227
Sales 230



ALL AROUND CONCRETE
MAN WANTED: Plenty of
work. Top wages. Experience
a Must. (772)201-1455


ASSISTANT MANAGER
$28,600 to start, for
Okee location. Fax resume to
863-467-2402 or
apply within.
COOKS, SERVERS
& HOSTESS
Apply Within.

Carpenters & Carpenter's
Helpers, Local Work.
(863)357-6018 or
(772)-215-2728
Cashiers, Fla. Turnpike, Yee-
haw through Stuart, need 25
people to work to replace 25
who didn't. 772-429-1454
DRIVER NEEDED
Class A CDL Required.
Benefits Available. Apply @
Walpole Feed & Supply
2595 NW 8th 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

OKEECHOBEE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTE
NOW HIRING
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:ooam 5:00pm


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


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


CHECK STATION OPERATOR

Seasonal employment with
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission
@ Dupuis WEA
(off SR76 near Port Mayaca).
Sept. Dec. Outdoor work,
20-30 hrs./wk., mostly weekends.
$6.50/hr. Call 561-924-1939



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


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


DRIVERS
Be your own boss in the Okee-
chobee, Belle Glade and Cle-
wiston areas. Flexible week
day hours, must have 1995
or newer 4 door Sedan, Cell
Phone or Nextel a plus. Call
(800)685-4789 Ext 1197
Experienced Duct Installer,
Apply in person Newman
A/C, 202 NE 2nd St.
EXPERIENCED ELECTRICIAN
For residential and
light commercial work.
Clean DL and DFWR
Apply in person.
2801 SW 3rd. Terrace.
Experienced MatureTeachers
Needed Building Blocks
Academy F/T & P/T
positions avail., Great pay,
working environment &
benefits 863-467-5000
FITTER/WELDER
COMBO ONLY
WELDER HELPER
Work in Clewiston area.
Call 863-763-6423, Iv. msg.
Form Carpenters, Equipment
Operators & Labors Needed
for construction in Port St.
Lucie. Call: 954-818-2521
MECHANIC NEEDED
For Busy Tire Store in Palm
City. Salary & Benefits.
Call David @ (772)287-1213
WAREHOUSE PERSONNEL
WANTED, Full Time.
Bi-Lingual Preferred.
DFWR Apply in person,
see Roy @ W&W Lumber
of Okeechobee.
How fast can your car
go.? It can go even
aster when you sell it
in the classified.
Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise
your yard sale in the
classified and make
your clean up a breeze!


Hanging Loveseat
This do-it-yourself hanging
loveseat will make a great
winter project in anticipation
of spring. Made of redwood,
it features straightforward
construction techniques and
full-size traceable patterns.
Simply trace, cut, assemble
and finish.
The completed hanging
loveseat measures 52 in. long
by 23 in. deep by 27 in. tall.
Hanging Loveseat plan
(No. 780) ... $8.95
Adirondack Quartet
4 other plans
(No. C64) ... $24.95
Catalog (pictures hundreds
of projects)... $2.00
Please add $3.00 s&h
(except catalog-only orders)
To order, circle itemss, clip
and send with check to:
U-Bild, P.O. Box 2383,
Van Nuys, CA 91409.
Please be sure to include
your name, address, and the
name of this newspaper.
Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
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Babysitting 405
Child Care Needed410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435



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Roof & Interior Framing
All Home Repairs
863-357-6018 (Office)
772-215-2728 (Cell)
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CONSTRUCTION
SERVICES, INC.
License # CBC055264
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
(863)634-2044




Tractor w/ Loader for Hire

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



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Shell Rock & Bob
'Cat Work. Call
(863)467-4734

Merchandise



Air Conditioners 505
Antiques 510
Appliances 515
Appliance Parts 520
Beauty Supplies 525
Bicycles 530
Books & Magazines 535
Building Materials540
Business Equipment 545
Carpets/Rugs 550
Children's Items 555
China, Glassware, Etc. 560
Clothing 565
Coins,, Stamps 570
Collectibles 575
Computer/Video 580
Crafts/Supplies 585
Cruises 590
Drapes, Linens 1 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
Lug age 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television.'Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
VCRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740




AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat
$1375 (954)309-8659
AIR CONDITIONER, window
unit, very cold air, only $50.
600 NW 17th St., behind
Rodeo Arena.
AIR HANDLER, Trane, 2.5 ton,
220 volt, with heat, $150-.
(863)675-5929




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

HEAD & FOOT BOARD- Twin
size, Antique, Metal w/rails.
$75 (863)674-0098


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opportunities for New Independent
Delivery Agents who want to provide
excellent service to our readers.

Opportunities Now Open in these Areas:


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everyday.


psinster,$ 5 8neg. car
**
DELL-kyboard, mouse, moni-,
tor, great full or school/homeen
games, fast, Si abable) w/Lg chEspent, db
stand. $150. (863)843-0323. '
GATEWAY COMPUTER with desk and
printer, $250/neg. Cal5
863-674-0304.


BED & MATTRESS, Twin size.".
w/lighte. Brand headboard. $50 pcs
(863)763-2458
BEDROOM SET, Full or Queen-,
(Adjustable) w/Lg. chest, dblt..
dresser w/dbl. mirrors, night$
stand. $1500 (863)824-870350
BUNK BED, 3 mo. old, Toblack
metal w/complete desk and*
chair on bottom. $50.-
(863)634-2098
BUNK BED- Single on top, dbl,
on bottom, good con$3dition0
asking $125;,
(863)634-9929.
CERAMIC FLOOR TILE
ing sft. Brand new. 90 pcs $150
$22.50 for all or Will sep.
(863)357-1078
CHAIRS (2) Wing Backw, w/mr-
Matching. Beautiful. Deep rust,,;
color. Exc. condition. $130 forill
both, will sep. (863)467-80508
COCKATIEL- Yellow, Male, Talo;
Good Home Only! $30.-
(863)673-1877 350.
Coffee Table & End Tables,
light oak wood, $30.;"'
(863)675-399863)634-4089
COUCH & LOVESEAT, Match-ry Style,
ing set. Multi Colored. $150'
(863)634-0716 3-6391
CRIBSNETTE SET, like new, w/ir-
rors & plexi glass, light,
anwood, $100 neg. will sell
sep. (863)467-9908
DESK- large, double pedestal,
asking $60. (863)675-7350.
DINETTE SET- Chrome 50'solid
style with 2 chairs aqua &,
white. $90.(863)634-4089ee area
DINETTE SET, Country Style,'
Heavy Duty. Includes 6.
chairs.,34"x60". Good con-'
ietcon. $300 (863)763-63912582
DINETT SizET, Includes Bench
and 6 chairs. Really good,
shape. $100 (863)675-3774'
DINING ROOM TABLE- Solid
wood with 2 leafs, 6 High;
back chairs. Very nice $700.'
(863)634-9842 Okee area
DR table tinted mirror glass'.
w/00 center leaf. No chairs
$50 (863)357-1078 .
DRESSER- Good condition.-
$30. (863)634-9626 Call.
anytime i
ENTERTAINMENT CENTER,;
Solid Wood. L.,best on rollers.
w/2 glass cabinets on ea side,,-
etc. $300. (863)634-2582 :
FUTON, $25. (863)227-4233 "
HEADBOARD & FOOTBOARD,-
King Size, Mountain style,,
solid pine, $200.
(863)634-2582-3774
SOFA BED & 2),Swivel Reclin-,
Drivers. Mat2,hi3, ng4,5 & 7. $35cond
$600 or,.best offer. Located

SOFA, woodS, END TABLES& 7,
COFFEE TBL- good condi--
tion, $$125 for all.
(863)634-0526.
TABLE- Dark Oak, veneer top,.
with 4 chair, leaf, Very stur-.,
dy. $75. or best offer.
(863)673-3662149
TVB 32" w/Entertainmentl en-,
ter. Asking $4000neg.-'
(561)985-1873
VANITY w/Mirror. Brand new.,









$60 (863)763-4939/634-20173774










WEIGHTS & BENCH- 410 sbs,
GOLF CLUBS, Callaway
Woods, Ladies, Right hand,f-
Driver, 2, 3, 4,rst!5 & 7. $350
for, will sep. 863)467-1910 '
LADIES GOLF CLUBS- left
handed, woods, 1,3,5 & 7used,:
Irons 4 thru wedge, graphite
shaft, $1e25,.
(863)467-6162.
VOLK GOLF 1989, Lots of
new parts, new tires. Needs,
body work. $1 $700 neg.'
(863)01-614967-5838



WALKnever been used, sell, Aluming duem w/2








to illness, $1000 neg.'.
(863)763-4939/634-2017

w/bextrands, $175 or best of-.



$25.(863)467-5709




(863)467-5709


^Antqus 51
CAST IRON SINK & DRAIN
BOARD- Gorgeous, White,
Extremely heavy. $500.
(863)467-2614
FULL SIZE HIDE IN WALL
BED- good condition w/mat-
tress, $300.
(863)674-9073.
Large collection of old An-
tiques. $2500. will separate.
Lots of goodies, Must see.
(863)763-0072
RESTORATION & REPAIRS
of Antique furniture.
CUSTOM CABINETRY
Quality service.
Call (863)763-4149
or (561)758-4337
SEWING MACHINE, Singer,
Treadle. Include original ac-
cessories. Excellent condi-
tion. $225. (863)467-8050
SINGER '1900- Commercial &
Furrier Machine $500.
(863)357-1019 .
VANITY- 2 drawers &. fip,uqp
mirror with storageinside.
$40. (863)634-9626


FREEZER- Whirlpool, 20 cuft,
front loading, $75.
(863)612-9233. Labelle
REFRIG- Sears, 22 cu. ft, side
by side, frostless, $100.
(863)612-9233. La Belle
REFRIGERATOR: 2 Door w/Ice
Maker & STOVE: 30" Elec-
tric. $275. for both, will sep.
(772)215-9168
REFRIGERATOR, Amana, '96
Side by Side w/ice & water in
door. Will deliver in Okeecho-
bee. $150 (863)357-3830
STOVE- Magic Chef, Works
Good. $40. (863)673-1877
WASHER & DRYER, Kenmore,
Super Capacity, Asking
$225 for 'the pair.
(772)215-9168
WASHER/DRYER, & Micro-
wave- Good condition. $125
will separate.
(863)467-1547



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


BIKE Unisex, Murray, green,
$50. Call (863)467-9854.



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



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


Girls Clothes, exc. cond., siV-
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
WEDDING DRESS- Mary's In-
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


WHEEL CHAIR, Electric, 4
wheel. Like new. Used only
1 month. $1500 neg.,
(863)801-6149


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 ,
CB BASE STATION Realistic,
Navaho TRC-434, like new
in box, $50. Call.
863-357-3779.
Ceramic Kiln, large, 6 ft. slat-
ted table & mud mixer,'
$500. 2735 NE 3rd Ave.
File Cabinet, metal, 4 drawer,
like new condition, $50.'
(863)763-6340


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


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The Okeechobee News, Saturday, July 30, 2005 -


RAILROAD CROSS TIES- 100,
$700. Will separate.
(863)801-1666



DRUM SET, $80
(863)675-2627
PIANO KIMBALL w/bench
Like new, beautiful sound
$1100 (863)902-8883
PIANO, Upright. Must sell.
$600 or best offer.
(863)763-6369


ALBINO COCKATIEL'S- (2)
hand fed, with cage, $75.
(863)983-6537.
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.
(863)357-2588
AQUARIUMS, (2), 10 & 30
gallon, lights, filters, breed-
ers, heaters, thermometers,
$175. (863)675-0162
BABY MINI POT BELLY PIG
$50 (863)983-7702
BOXER PUPPIES: $400 Each.
Mother for $500 & Regis-
tered Father for $700.
(863)675-0430 .
FISH TANKS (25) 2/, 5's &
10's. Including Accessories.
$150. (863)357-1775
Looking to buy small breed
puppies, will purchase
whole litter. Please call
954-394-2443.
MINIATURE POODLE 8 wks
old, male, silver color, thor-
oughbred but NO papers,
$400. Call 863-763-4989.
PUPPIES, Bloodhound / Curr
Mix. $50. (863)610-0046
RABBITS (2) Medium Size.
Huge cage & feed included.
Free to good home only.
(863)357-7136
SHIH TZU- AKC reg.
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- Unide, brri '"
missing microphone. $20
(863)674.0098
TV Floor Model, 27" Walnut
grain, $75. (863)357-8788


PRESSURE WASHER
2400 PSI, 5/ h/p, Honda
Engine $300 (863)763-3599
WELDER, Electric, Miller, Blue
Star 2E. & Small electric air
compressor on 2 wheel trail-
er. $1500 (863)675-8074


AIR HOCKEY TABLE: Large,
Arcade Style. $200 or best
offer. (863)763-6369



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

Agriculture



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




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.
(863)675-0430
BUCK SKIN APPALOOSA
Gelding, Great personality.
Experienced rider. $1800 or
best offer. (863)357-3325
FARRIER SERVICE
Experienced, Dependable.
(772)871-0817 or
(772)528-9348
Donbt Miss

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
LIVESTOCK TRAILER 22',
metal top & siding, $1500 or
best offer. GCall
(61).236-8708 anytime.
PAINT GELDING, 2 years old.
Approx. 14 hands. Not
broke. $400 (954)520-6707


PALOMINO- Registered Mini
Stud. $500. (863)697-6713
QUARTER HORSE GELDING,
12 yrs. old. Needs experi-
enced rider. $1000.
(863)634-7801
Quarter Horse Mare, 8 yrs.
old & Quarter Horse Gelding, 3
yrs. old. $3000 for both, will
sep. (239)694-5611
SADDLE
Used but in good condition




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



LAWN MOWER PARTS, Snap-
per, Murray, Murray, MTD, Briggs &
Stratton. All new. $300.
(863)763-3951
MOWER- Scott, Auto, 25HP
Kohler. Needs transmission.
$800. or best offer.
(863)269-4161
RIDING MOWER-Snapper
42" cut, 15h/p Kohler eng.,
zero'turn w/attachments
$1500 (863)357-0215

36" cut, good condition,
runs great, $500.
(863)635-3627.


LIVESTOCK TRAILER-15',
Ideal for horses & livestock.
$500 or best offer. Call
(561) 236-8708 anytime



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


Rentals



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




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


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


Eagle Bay, 3/2, quiet street,
no pets, fenced yard, 1st,
last, sec. $1600 mo.
(863)634-7296
OKEE- 3BR, 2BA, Gar., Pool
Kings Bay $935. mo +
$1300 Sec. Dep., Ameri-Prty
Mngmnt (772)370-3752



Medical
Office Space
For Lease, needs build
out completed. Approx.
2000 sq. ft. willing to di-
vide into 2 separate of-
fice spaces, close to
hospital. For information
863-467-0831.

Real Estate



Business Places -
Sale 1005
Commercial
Property Sale 1010
Condos,,
Townhouses Sale 1015
Farms Sale 1020
Houses Sale 1025
Hunting Property 1030
Investment
Property Sale 1035
Land Sale 1040
Lots Sale 1045
Open House 1050
Out of State -
Property Sale 1055
Property Inspectionl1060
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
561-827-6508





BEST Location Ever! 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
C,:iTim1fl I:lubi u le i., i on
,Ilup,:, A. C
From $45,000
STANTON HOMES
1-800-330-6623


Indian Hammock, 3/2, dbl.
crpt. w/1/1 guest house, 2.7
acres, private, quiet, stables
& riding trails, airstrip, sep-
arate hunting area, other
amenities. $429,000.
(561)596-3889 Broker
KINGS BAY: 5265 S.E. 43rd
St. 2 BR, 2 BA., 1 Car garage,
FL Rm., Tile Firs. Solid Con-
struction. City Water/Sewer.
Fresh paint. Community Pool.
$134,900. 772-579-8489
SALE BY OWNER-'$179,000,
Great Location, 3br/2fb,
fenced back yard, garage,
new carpet, remodeled
kitchen, W/D, new roof, Call
for Appt. (863)824-0800 Ext
301.


DIXIE RANCH ACRES- Cleared
1 acre, with oak trees. For
information Call
(863)763-1090
Okeechobee 51 Acres,
2 Buildable Lots. Cleared.
Well & Electric. $350,000.
(863)610-0219 5pm-7pm
Your new car could be in
today's paper. Have
you looked for it?

Mobile Homes



Mobile Home Lots 2005
Mobile Home Parts 2010
Mobile Homes Rent 20'15
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.
STANTON HOMES
Clewiston, LaBelle,
Okeechobee, Punta Gorda
1-800-330-8106



PALM HARBOR Mobile Home
'2001,3BR, 2BA, 28'x60'
Like new. (863)763-7909
RENT TO OWN
Buy Here Pay Here
Marginal Credit OK
Clewiston Stanton Homes
863-983-8106
SOUTH FLORIDA'S LARGEST
& OLDEST DEALER
VOLUME PRICING
STANTON HOMES
800-330-6266
TAYLOR CREEK LODGE #33,
12'x56' Fully furn. New roof
w/or w/out 4'.2?' :re-n
"m In l 1I' "y., Alum :eji
-4IHP' m,:,:,i r & trailer
$25,000 863-357-1784,
239-2695711 or
239-821-8787


Recreation



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



AIRBOAT, FIBERGLASS- With
Polymer, 13' 500 Cadillac
mtr with trailer $4000.
(561)262-1390
ALUMINUM BOAT- 14', w/
trlr, 2 motors, 2 trolling mo-
tors, fish finder, anchors,
swivel seats, $2000
(863)635-3627.
BOAT TRAILER, 14 Ft. Galva-
nized. Good shape. $200.
863-674-1105.

Carolina Skiff, '05, 21', DLX,
trlr, 90hp Yamaha, biminy
top, great white trolling mo-
tor, live well, misc. equip-
ment, exc. cond., $8,995.
(863)983-8417

EBBTIDE BASS BOAT 1983,
16' 6" w/115 hp. Evinrude &
Trolling Motor. $1800 or best
offer. (863)632-9166
GLASS STREAM- '86, 16',
In/Out board. Motor needs
work. $1500 or best Offer
(863)634-7108
MERCURY '01, 25 HP electric
start, 0/B Motor, 2006 war-
ranty. Perfect cond. $2000.
(863)697-1645.
MFG CAREFREE 14Ft. Boat
w/Johnson 35 hp., Bimini Top
CD Stereo & Trailer. Excellent
cond. $1800 (561)644-1596
SPORTSMAN BOAT- '89, 18'
10" Alum. Has '95 motor
120 force w/trailer $4000.
Call Don 863-634-5244
Your new home could be
in today's paper. Have
you looked for it?


BOUNDER, '90, 70k mi., new
trans., good cond., $12,900.
(772)785-5771
COACHMAN 1997, 5th Wheel,
25 Ft. w/slide out. Garaged,
No pets, No smoking. Very
clean! $9500 (863)357-1714
Dodge Motorhome, '74, 20',
totally reconditioned, runs
great, sleeps 4, a/c, $2000.
(863)357-1945
JAYCO 5TH WHEEL- 30; With
slide out. Great shape.
$7000. (561)746-2921
MOBILE HOME' 5TH WHEEL-
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
. (863)763-3599
SUNNYBROOK 5TH WHEEL
'05- Toy hauler, 3 slides, 39'
10", KS bed, $50,000
(863)697-1646.


BOAT TRAILER 15ft
Brand new brake lights, single
axle, $200 or best offer
(863)467-6423
CENTER CONSOLE- small, fi-
berglass, w/incorporated
seat for small boat, $30.
(863)763-3196.
TRAILER, Mastercraft '01, fits
boats, 190, 197 & 209, & 20-
21' Long. New cond. $2000
(561)644-7237/795-9657


HONDA CBR HURRICANE-
'90, Approx. 43K,, Runs but
needs work. $1000. or best
offer. (863)467-1189
MINI CHOPPER New only
rode twice. $475
(863)763-3599
MINI CHOPPER- 2 stroke, 25
mph, Black. $350.
(863)634-4089
SUZUKI GS 550- '79, Runs
good. 17K, Needs a little
TLC. $1000. or best offer.
(863)634-1867
YAMAHA 535 VIRAGO, '97-
13K miles, $1500 or best
offer. (863)467-7587.
YAMAHA YZ 125 2001, Dirt
Bike. A very reliable bike.
Call (863)634-3617.



HONDA 250 1989 4 Wheeler,
Shaft Drive, Needs rear end.
Might run. $100
(863)357-3981

Automobiles



Automobiles 4005
Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Twucks4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utilty 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070



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
(863)763-7609.
Chevy Corvette, '85, strong
running, good looking, nice
interior, $'8500.
(863)357-4595 ask for Ron
FORD MUSTANG 1989~G'op-
vertible: Needs work. $1200
or -. best offer.
S(863)946-0599


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
MERCURY TRACER, '91- 4dr,
selling "as is" $2500 or best
offer (863)675-1621.
OLDSMOBILE, '97- 4dr, 54AK
miles, all power, like new,
$5000 (863)675-2392.
PONTIAC BONNEVILLE 1992,
Full power, A/C, C/C, Pioneer
Stereo. Asking $2000.
(863)675-2598



Ford Bronco,'84, 4 whl dr.,
modified motor, high jacker
lift kit, $2500.
(863)261-1104/467-1578


CHEVY BLAZER 1988, For
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
ENGINE, KAWASAKI, brand
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.
(863)357-1976.
RACING HOOD- After market,
Aluminum. $50. or best offer
(863)261-2263
RIMS & TIRES- 4, AKUZA 20"
good condition $800 or best
offer (863)763-3349 Askfor
Patrick
TIRES (4) 235/75/R15, Fits
most SUV or P/U Trucks, Day-
ton all terrain, good cond.
$40. (302)222-2592 Jim.
TRANSMISSION, Rebuilt, Tur-
bo 350. $300 or best offer.
(863)467-8856.
TRANSMISSION, Rebuilt, Tur-
bo 700, w/GM converter,
$400 or best offer.
(863)467-8856.
UTILITY BED Reading, for
1 ton truck. All doors lock w/
xtra covered bin great shape
'$1500 (863)675-9237
WHEELS & NEW TIRES, 20"
Chrome, Fits any 6 lug pat-
tern 2003 & up. $1400 or
best offer. (863)227-0263
WHEELS & TIRES (4) 20",
chrome, w/285/50 Good-
year Eagle tires, $800 neg.
(863)528-1894.
WHEELS, Alcoa's, 16.5x12.'
For late model 8 lug pattern.
$650. (863)675-3743


FORD F250- '88, 5th wheel,
Runs Great. $1400.
(863)634-1867


CHEVY 1500 PU, '86- flat bed,
auto, V8, runs great, gooc
tires, $1000.
(863)697-6812 cell.


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




CHEVY S-10 '94 Club Cab.
A/C, Auto, Stereo, C/C.
$3299 cash or finance
w/$1200 down. $60/wkly.
(954)587-2644/260-1933


CHEVY S10 PICK UP 1995, 2
wd., 5 spd., 4 cyl. New tires
& engine! $1995 or best of-
fer. (863)528-4372


CHEVY SHORT BED 1988.
Tagged. Racing motor.
Clean. Must see! $2500.
Firm. (302)335-3442


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


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.
(863)634-7706.


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


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


UTILITY TRAILER- 10', Excel-
lent condition. Used 1 time.
$900. (863)467-1547


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


Community Events


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 American
Miniature Horse Registry classes will be showcased on Saturday and
the American Miniature Horse Association classes will be highlighted
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 information, call
(561) 798-6129, (863) 763-7724 or (772) 341-7610.

Legion group plans steak dinner
The Sons of the American Legion will host a steak dinner Sunday,
Aug. 21, from 3 until 6 p.m. at the American Legion Post #64, 501 S.E.
Second St., for a $9 donation. The menu will consist of steak, baked
potato, salad, roll, dessert and.coffee or tea. For information, call (863)
763-2950.

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
p.m.

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

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

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

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 citi-
zens in a time of disaster, please contact Andy or Candace at the Ameri-
can Red Cross Okeechobee Branch by calling (863) 763-2488.

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

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


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

Back to School supply drive starts
The Shared Services Network's Community Collaborative
Council is sponsoring its annual Back to School supply drive for
Okeechobee'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
children are in need of: pencils, pens, markers, colored pencils,
crayons, highlighters, notebook paper, construction paper, fold-
ers, 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 Commu-
nity 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.

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

Summer Play Camp schedule announced
Sign-ups for Okeechobee County Parks and Recreation's 2005
Summer Play Camp began Monday, May 2, at Teen Town Center,
309 N.W. Second St. Enrollment is limited and slots are filled on a
first-come, first-served basis. Campers must be between 6 and 12
years of age. Play camps will operate Monday through Friday,
through July 29 (except July 4), from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at
three locations: Douglas Brown Community Center, Okeechobee
Civic Center and Teen Town Center. The regular camp fee is $50
per week, per participant plus fees for field trips and special
activities. Special rates have been set at $25 per week for a child on
the reduced school lunch program, and $10 per week for a child
on the free school lunch program within the Okeechobee County
School system for the 2004/2005 school year. A letter of participa-
tion from Okeechobee County School Food Service must be pre-
sented at the time of registration in order to qualify for these spe-
cial rates. Extended hours of 7:30 until 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 until
5:30 p.m. will be available at both the Okeechobee Civic Center
and Teen Town Center for an additional fee of $10 per week, per
participant.

Swimming pool hours announced
The Okeechobee Sports Complex swimming pool hours of
operation are: June 2.- Aug. 7, Tuesday Saturday from 12:30 until
6:30 p.m:, Stlnd*y from 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 I until 5 p.m. The pool is not open dur-
ing school hours. For information, contact the pool office at (863)
467-7667.






16 The Okeechobee News, Saturday, July 30, 2005


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Primary Care Physicians


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Gilels MD, Michael
Mendell MD, Philip
Lydon MD, Lynn
Sawczak MD, Toni
Weisberg DO, Richard
Nayyar MD, Manjula Florida MECare
Nayyar MD, Ramesh
Crouch DO, John
Eliot MD, Hope Martin Memorial Family Care
Eliot MD, Hope @ Hobe Sound
Price MD, Julie
Gallupe DO, Dean Martin Memorial Family Care
Kardos MD, Linda @ Jensen Beach
Sherman MD, Michael Martin Memorial Family Care
Szentpaly MD, Gabriel @ Palm City
Dube MD, Richard
Gaeta MD, Paul
GIaea M D, PBeMartin Memorial Family Care
Glaspey DO, Ben @ Stuart
Gray MD, James
VanVliet DO, Robert Martin Memorial Family Care
Doshi-Sanghrajka MD, Neha @ the Treasure Coast Mall
Walker MD, Kristin Martin Memorial Pediatric
Care @ Palm City
Peck MD, Amanda Martin Memorial Pediatric
Wicina MD, Genon Care @ Stuart
Laguerre MD, Beau Martin Memorial Pediatric
Willert MD, Craig Care on Ocean Blvd.
Craddock MD, Richard
Leslie DO, Suzann Monterey Medical Health
Services, Inc.
Lyons DO, Glynnis
Fernandez DO, Felix Primary Care Associates
Mehan DO, Ravi @ Stuart
Kantor MD, Lawrence
Ritter MD, William Stuart Medical Group
Speicher, MD, Matthew-









Advantage Care


PCP Name Group Name
Alla MD, Sreenivasa
Shaikh MD, Liaquddin
Quirit MD, Larry
Torres MD, Maria
Fakhry MD, Mona
Kurtin MD, Jennifer CardioPulmonary
Associates of the
Shipman MD, Julia Treasure Coast
Zeblisky DO, Peter
Coquelet DO, John G. Coquelet & Punger
Punger MD, Denise Family Medicine
Cohen DO, Dean
Falkenberg MD, Richard -- Family Care Associates
Urba Kenneth- Family Care Associates
Urban MD, Kenneth
Young MD, Eric
Shareef DO, Humayun Family Medicine &
Ostopathic Medicine
Bromberg MD, Jordan stopathc Medcne
Chua MD, Robert
Fatima MD, Umbrine Martin Memorial Family Care
Kriseman DO, James @ St. Lucie West
Le MD, Vien
Snedeker MD, Scott
Jampol MD, Michael Martin Memorial Pediatric
Simpson MD, James Care @Port St. Lucie
Fernandez DO, Felix
Mehan DO, Ravi Primary Care Associates
Nayyar MD, Manjula Pulmonary Associates @
Nayyar MD, Ramesh Fort Pierce
Nayyar MD, Manjula Pulmonary Associales @
Nayyar MD, Ramesh Port St. Lucie


PCP Name
Mavroides MD, Christopher
Chaudhary MD, Muhammad
Aragon MD, Candido
Aragon MD, Gloria Aragon & Aragon, MDs
Ladia MD, Felipe Ladia & adia, M, s
Ladia MD, Lilia

And nearly 60,000 contracted pharmacies nationwide.


* Providers are subject to change.
**Except for emergencies, typically, patients are admitted to the facility where the admitting physician has staff privileges.
Offered by METCARE Health Plans, Inc. A Medicare Advantage Organization with a Medicare contract. All Medicare beneficiaries with Parts A and B may apply.
MR0054 07/2005


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