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Vol. 97 No. 134 Sunday, May 14, 2006 754 Plus tax


Brief

Service will
honor officers
The Okeechobee County
Sheriff's Office will hold a spe-
cial Law Enforcement Memo-
rial Service to honor fallen law
enforcement officers on Mon-
day, May 15, at 8a.m.
The services will beheld
on the steps of the sheriff's
office at 504 N.W Fourth St.
Sheriff Paul C. May will .
honor OCSO Deputy Glover E.
'Skip' Bryant, who lost his life
on Nov. 6, 1991. Deputy
Bryant died when the aircraft
he was in crashed in Lake
Okeechobee while trying to
locate two missing boaters.
Brother Joe Bishop will
conduct the memorial service,
while OCSO Sergeant Gary
Bell will read the names of the
fallen officers in Florida.

Inside

Finalists named
in YF&R contest
Gainesville Steve Johnson
of Bowling Green, Jeb S.
Smith -of Hastings and Drew
Phypers of Lake Placid are the
finalists in Florida Farm
Bureau Federation's 2006 Out-
standing Young Farmer and
Rancher contest. Young Farm- .
ers & Ranchers are full-time
Florida agricultural producers
aged 18-35. One of the finalists
will win-'a new Dodge Ram
quad cab and receive an
expense-paid trip to the Amer-
ican Farm Bureau annual
meeting Jan. 7-I 10. 2007 in Salt
Lake City, Utah. There they
will represent Florida in the
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The \winner of the national
competition r ill receive a
Dodge Ram n351.500 Quad Cab
4x4 SLT pickup and an Arctic
Cat@ 454 4x4 ATV
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EOC plans detailed to counr


By Pete Gawda
Okeechobee News
Events of the last two years
have made county residents more
aware of the damage hurricanes
can do. In the future, they might be
better able to deal with hurricanes
thanks to a proposed new emer-
gency operations center (EOC).
At their meeting on Thursday,
May 11, the Okeechobee County
Board of County Commissioners
heard a presentation by Keith
Reeves of Architects Design


Group. This organization special-
izes in designing EOCs and has
been working on plans for the
county's EOC.
Mr. Reeves told commissioners
he has been working with local
emergency management and law
enforcement officials to assess the
emergency management needs of
the county. Current plans call for
an EOC of 12,400 square feet that
will include space for the Okee-
chobee County Sheriff's Office
(OCSO) communications depart-
ment.- Estimated cost is $5.5 mil-


lion arnd construction is scheduled
to being in the fall of 2006. The
building will be designed to with-
stand a Category 5 hurricane.
This EOC is anticipated to meet
the county's needs for 15 years.
The building is designed so that, at'
that time, additions can be built.
Mr. Reeves went into detail to
explain the features that make up
an emergency management cen-
ter and showed some slides of
EOCs his organization has
designed as well as several EOC
floor plans.


Beating the odds: Mom says lier child is a fighter


Submitled Io the Okeechobee News
.-Sheena Egan (right);--20, spends precious moments with 2-and-a-half year old Rielly at
her bedside in Palms West Hospital in West Palm Beach. Rielly suffers from an undiag-
nosed medical condition that causes severe seizures and breathing problems and
spends most of her days in the hospital. .

Help sought for mother and child


Because of the unique con-
struction requirements involved,
Mr. Reeves said EOCs costs about
$285 a square foot.
He said the daily population of
an area must be taken into.
account in designing an EOC, as
well as the population during a
storm event. Accommodations
should be provided for the imme-
diate families of workers and their
pets.
As for funding, Mr. Reeves said
that grants are available. He also
recommended petitioning legisla-


tors to appropriate funds. He said
thai EOCs that are designed to be
used by other organizations have a
better chance of being funded. He
showed the commissioners a slide
of one of the EOCs his firm
designed that is used as meeting
space for other agencies.
He said that concrete walls are
poured in place using a'very labor-
intensive process and all exterior
surfaces must.be protected.
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TALLAHASSEE -- Tom
Gallagher, Florida's chief
financial officer, praised legis-
lators for tightening the grip
on fraud artists who steal from
Florida's hard-working fami-
lies by staging or fabricating
auto crashes and making


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insurance
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Drought Index
Current: 590
Source: Florida Division
of Forestry
Local Burn Ban: None

Lake levels

12.98 feet


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

Index


By Audrey Blackwell
Okeechobee News
This Mother's Day is especially
poignant for Sheena Egan, a sin-
gle mother of a little girl who has
a questionable prognosis for a
long and healthy life.
At -1 months old, little Rielly
had a seizure and was rushed to
Raulerson Hospital and quickly
flown to Palms West Hospital in
West Palm Beach. That was the
first day of a life filled with serious
medical problems for the child
who is now 2.5 years old.
"When she was eight months
old, the doctors told me she
probably couldn't live to yearr"
Ms. Egan said. "That's not fair. I
fought and fought and told the
doctors to do whatever they can
for her. And look, she will be
three in September. She's a fight-
er!"
Mother's Day, May 14, will be
spent by Rielly at the same West
Palm Beach hospital where she is
currently hospitalized. She has
been there since just before East-
er. And this is just one of many
hospital stays she has endured.
While the doctors have not
been able to diagnose her condi-
tion or find its root cause, they are
able to treat and stabilize her,
according to Ms. Egan. However,
signs are beginning to point
toward the insertion of a tra-


Okeecnobee News/Audrey BlacKwell
Four groups come together to donate the funds to Sheena
Egan. Contributors are (from left, first row): Steve Booth,
Buckhead Ridge (BHR) Loyal Order of the Moose ($250);
Phyllis Fish, VFW Post 9428 Ladies Auxiliary ($100);
Sheena Egan; Beverly Giesler. AMVETS Post 2001 Ladies
Auxiliary ($100); and Bonnie Warner, BHR Women of the
Moose ($250). The funds will help purchase special med-
ical equipment for Ms. Egan's 2.5 year old daughter Rielly
who suffers with a severe seizure disorder.


cheotomy tube to help Rielly
breathe. If that happens, she may
need to go to a pediatric nursing
home in Fort Lauderdale the
closest one to administer pedi-
atric nursing care, Ms. Egan said.
Ms. Egan has Medicaid insur-
ance and said she has been
unable to find anyone close by to
provide home care or respite
care.
Rielly has been in and out of
hospitals her entire life, spending


weeks and months at a time.
While her mother had pre-
eclampsia during her pregnancy,
and the baby was born without
oxygen, according to Ms. Egan,
the doctors do not know for sure
what the child's condition is. Riel-
ly's first hospital stay was for 2.5
months. She was stabilized and
sent home on Phenobarbital.
After about a week, the medicine
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Miss Annie Raulerson


survived 1928 hurricane


By Twila Valentine
Edited by MaryAnn Morris
From 1977 until her death in
2003, Independent Newspapers
of Florida was privileged to have
on staff a superb writer and his-
torian, Twila Valentine. Mrs.
Valentine wrote much about the
history of the people and places
around Lake Okeechobee and
about the lake itself. Together
with Okeechobee's Betty
Williamson, president of the
Okeechobee Historical Society,
she co-authored a book, now in


Recollections
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pioneers and history
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its second printing, "Strolling
down Country Roads in Okee-
chobee. "
Mrs. Valentine conducted the


following interview with "Miss
Annie" Raulerson in September
1988.

Annie Raulerson, the wife of
Hiram Raulerson, had been mar-
ried about two years and a resi-
dent of Okeechobee for the same
length of time, when the 1928
hurricane arrived in Okeechobee
on Sept. 16. She recalled her
memories of that devastating
storm and its aftermath."
"My father-in-law (Lewis
See History Page 2


Special to INI/www.tommymarkham.com
Sometime after the Hurricane of 1928, this aerial photo was
marked to show how far toward the center of downtown Okee-
chobee the flood water rose. The bridge over Taylor Creek is
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Rielly

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stopped working and Rielly began
convulsing again. She was taken
back to the local hospital and
flown to Palms West again.
Her medication was changed to
where she was taking about five
different medications, her mother
said, and after about a month she
was sent home. According to Ms.
Egan, the child was back and forth
to the hospital a good ten times
and sent to Jackson Memorial Hos-
pital, connected to the University of
Miami a children's research hos-
pital. At one point, the girl was seiz-
ing so much the doctors put her
into a medically induced coma for
seven days and later put her on a
ketogenic diet, which helped for a
while. But after 3.5 months there,
the doctors found out nothing and
she is still undiagnosed, Ms. Egan
said.
Rielly was stabilized and sent
home with lots of equipment,
including oxygen, a pulse oxygen
monitor, glucose monitor, suction
machine (she can't control her
secretions that keep going into her
lungs), an Apnea monitor to moni-
tor her breathing, and a feeding
pump that was inserted into her
belly.
"She has been on ventilation life
support at least 15 times," Ms. Egan


History

Continued From Page 1
Raulerson) made us all go down to
the store because he felt like that it
was the strongest building in town
(the brick.store still stands at the'
corner of WS. Park Street and S.W.
5th Avenue. It currently (1988)
houses the Uh-Oh Outlet). We
weren't the only ones there. There
were just so many people you
could hardly walk in there. The
other people had the same idea. At
one point, the Northern Hotel,
which was on the corner south of
the store, had the canopy blow off
and it hit the back of the store.
Some of these women had been in
the hurricane in Miami in 1926, and
they were yelling and screaming
and they thought the store was
going down. That part of it was
kind of bad," "Miss Annie" said.
"One of my brothers was visit-
ing and all of the men would have
to hold hands as they went down
the west side of the store and com-
ing around the south side, the wind
was so strong you couldn't stand
up. One time, they went around
the store and when they came
back, they said that Meserve's store
was not there anymore. It was
lying flat. We figured they had had
a fire," she continued.
Okeechobee Hardware had
been built by Ellis Meserve as a
two-story building in 1915.
Meserve and his wife, Faith Rauler-
son Meserve, lived in an apartment
on the second floor. When the
store was-destroyed in the storm, it,
was re-built as a single story and
the Meserves built a new home on
S. Parrott..
"There was no flooding to the
middle of town. There was water,


Submitted to the Okeechobee News
Rielly, 2.5 years, has been in Palms West Hospital in West
Palm Beach since before Easter. She suffers from an undiag-
nosed seizure disorder that has led to breathing problems
and other serious situations. Her mother, Sheena Egan, said
she will spend Mother's Day at the hospital with her daugh-
ter on Mother's Day, May 14.


said.
Little Rielly does not talk or walk
or even crawl. Mr. Egan said she
learned to roll over on her second
birthday and is very excited about
that activity, which she repeats as
often as she can.
Ms. Egan works only part-time
at a local restaurant. She said that is
the most time she can devote to
working since she spends so much
time with her daughter in the hos-
pital. And getting to the hospital


and caring for Rielly's needs at
home are getting more expensive.
Someone donated money for a
special car seat and bath chair. And
on May 11 Bonnie Warner present-
ed her with a check for $250 from
the Buckhead Ridge (BHR)
Women of the Moose, BHR Loyal
Order of Moose, and the Ladies
Auxiliary of VFW Post 9528 and
Amvets Post 2001..
Ms. Egan is trying to get a child-
sized wheelchair through Medic-


Special to INI/www.tommymarkham.com
During the hurricane of 1928, many people took refuge in the
brick Okeechobee Hardware building. Photographs taken
after the storm show the building, without the two-story


porch, which was wooden.
but no flooding up here in the mid-
dle of town. It ended really where
the boats started at about where
trie city limits areland -the water
came up to that point.
People \\ere goiig-in boats
from there down to the lake. It had
washed out the Eagle Bay bridge
and people like the Lightseys who
had been hanging up in the trees
couldn't get off. Pogy Bill was the
sheriff then and he took boats over
there and kept bringing those peo-
ple in. He brought them to the
store. It was awful. Those people
were scared to death and wet. All
they had were the clothes on their
backs," said "Miss Annie."
In the book, "Lake Okee-
chobee: Wellspring of the Ever-
glades" by Alfred J. and Kathryn A.
Hanna, the authors said that fol-
lowing the storm in 1928, Pogy


Bill's services were invaluable
because in addition to directing
rescue operations, he know every-
body on the lake and could identify
the dead'far better than the relief
workers. ,*
"Miss Annie" said that during
the long cleanup following the
storm, she had her first involve-
ment with the Red Cross, a partner-
ship that has lasted for 60 years.
"The Red Cross had a hall
where they opened up a soup
kitchen. A friend of mine asked me
if I would come down and help
and I've been involved with the
Red Cross ever since then," she
said.
"After the storm was over, I hap-
pened to be one on a committee
and the Red Cross came in. Iwish I
knew how much money they
spent on the storm, but it was thou-


aid, but she isn't sure if it will go
through.
One action that Ms. Egan said
would be very helpful is for some-
one to trade her Silverado truck for
a small- or mid-sized car that could
hold the infant seat in the backseat.
She needs air conditioning so the
child doesn't get overheated and
convulse. She said the backseat of
her truck is getting to be too small
for the car seat and it is expensive
to drive to the West Palm Beach
hospital often with today's high
fuel costs.
On Thursday, May 11, several
service groups came together to
donate funds for Ms. Egan's cause.
Steve Booth, Buckhead Ridge
(BHR) Loyal Order of the Moose
gave a check for $250; Phyllis Fish,
VFW Post 9428 Ladies Auxiliary
gave a check for $100; Sheena
Egan; Beverly Giesler, AMVETS
Post 2001 Ladies Auxiliary donated
$100; and Bonnie Warner, BHR
Women of the Moose donated
$250.
An, account has been set up at
Big Lake National Bank under the
name of Deann Egan, Ms. Egan's
aunt, for donations.
At 20 years of age, Sheena Egan
has her own perspective of what it
means to be a mother.
"Do whatever it takes, no mat-
ter what I have to go through or
sacrifice, to take care of my child.
I'll do whatever it takes," she said.


sands and thousands of dollars.
They rebuilt homes and business-
es. There was a business out of
S.W. Park Street, Fordham and
Kirkman, and it (the building) was
made of cement blocks. They used
so much more sand then and they
just weren't very stable. It just blew
that building down. Anyway, they
had a committee that would go
around, they didn't have any
names, but they got a history of the
house, the kind of house they had
and what it was worth and the Red
Cross put the houses back in the
same condition they were before
the storm. Of course, there wasn't
a lot of real fancy houses, but they
spent for them and'the businesses,
too," she continued.
"I remember down there at
their (Red Cross) soup kitchen,
they were giving people tetanus
shots, because they were afraid
after the flood and so many had
been in the water. I remember
there was this one great big old
boy, he just keeled over. You would
have thought he could have done
almost anything.'"
"They were scared about
typhoid, loo. You had to boil all the
water you used."
"For about a year after all that
was over, there was a social worker
who came and she'd go all out in
the country. I used to go with her
and she was appalled at the
amount of hookworm there was.
She'd go out to the schools, there
were a lot of them then," she said.
(Ossie Raulerson, who was
born in Ft. Drum in 1906, said
about the time he started there
were five or six schools: Fort Drum,
Basinger, Mosquito Creek, the
main.school in town and one other
that he remembered.)


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walled and firmly anchored. Gen-
a erator exhaust should be protected
from flying debris.
Mr. Reeves said that 90 percent
of the failures of emergency opera-
tions centers occurwhere the walls
meet the roof. That area needs
strengthening. In addition,
entranceways need to be recessed
and protected.
The roof is the weakest link, he


said. Therefore, EOC roof construc-
tion is more involved.
Redundancy is important,
according to Mr. Reeves. He advis-
es having more than one genera-
tor, along with independent water
and sewer systems. In Hurricane
Andrew, he said that most EOCs
failed because of sewer failure.
Mr. Reeves said there should be
a food preparation room and bunk
rooms.
He stressed the importance of
having space for elected officials
andvolunteers.


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Meeting on stormwater issue slated
OKEECHOBEE A meeting to discuss the planning process for a
stormwater master plan, as well as identifying problem areas and pos-
sible flooding solutions, will be held Wednesday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m.
at the Okeechobee County Civic Center on U.S. 98 N.
Officials from Okeechobee County, the City of Okeechobee and the
South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will be hosting
the public meeting. Area residents will be able to fill out a question-
naire concerning stormwater problems in their area, which will help
project managers create a plan that will best address the concerns of
citizens.
For information, contact the Okeechobee County Engineering
Department at (863) 763-1811.

School board to discuss grants
OKEECHOBEE In conjunction with the Community Collabora-
tive Council meeting, the Okeechobee County School Board will be
discussing several grants for the 2006-07 school year.
The meeting will be held in the school board office, 700 S.W. Sec-
ond Ave., on Tuesday, May 23, at 10 a.m.
Grants include: IDEA, Part B-Individual Disabilities Education Act;
IDEA Part B-Preschool; Title I-Migrant delinquent and homeless chil-
dren; Title II-Teacher and Principal Training Recruiting Fund; Math and
Science Partnerships; Enhancing Education through Technology Enti-
tlement; Title III-English Language Acquisition, Language Enhance-
ment and Academic Achievement Act; Title IV Safe and Drug Free
Schools and 21 Century Community Learning Centers; Title V Innova-
tive Programs; and, Title VI-Rural and Low Income School Programs.
For information or to provide input, please plan on attending the
meeting or call Cathleen Blair at (863) 462-5000, ext. 255, for grant con-
tacts.

Loans help replace storm-damaged homes
OKEECHOBEE The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing, Inc. has
received $500,000 for the HOME Again Loan Program, which helps
homeowners with replacement of their hurricane damaged or
destroyed homes.
The HOME Again Program will help applicants who meet the fol-
lowing criteria:
You owned your home in Okeechobee County and it was your
primary residence during hurricanes Frances and Jeanne in 2004.
You have been unable to fix your home due to a lack of insurance
or other assistance.
Your gross household income is at or below the following levels:
one person in the household $24,000; two persons $27,650;
three persons $31,100; four persons $34,550; five persons -
$37,300; six persons $40,100; seven persons $42,850; and, eight
persons-$45,500.
Interviews for applications for this program are by appointment
only. To make an appointment for an interview, call Jessie Vazquez at
(863) 467-5525. The Okeechobee Non-Profit Housing Inc. office is
open 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.


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Monday, May 15
Breakfast:
Honey Bun
Lunch:
Hot Dog on Bun
Ham & Cheese Sub
Yellow corn
Salad cup
Fruit cup
Fruit Juice
Fresh Fruit
Tuesday, May 16
Breakfast:
Pancake & Sausage Wrap
Lunch:
Cheeseburger on


Bun with Lettuce
Tomato, Pickle
Pepperoni Hot Pocket
Tater Tots
Salad cup
Mixed Fruit
Fruit Juice
Fresh Fruit
Wednesday, May 17
Breakfast:
French Toast Sticks
with Syrup
Lunch:
Shepherd's Pie
Country Style Biscuit
Chicken patty on bun
Seasoned Mixed Vegetables
Fresh fruit
Applesauce
Fruit Juice


Thursday, May 18
Breakfast:
Sausage Biscuit
Lunch:
Oven Baked Chicken Nuggets
Honey Wheat Roll
Hot Ham & Cheese on bun
Green Beans
Salad Cup
Gelatin with Fruit
Fruit Juice
Fresh Fruit
Friday, May 19
Breakfast:
Yogurt & Quaker
Oats Breakfast bar
Lunch:
Pizza Day
Stuffed Crust Cheese
Or Pepperoni Pizza


Fish Fillet on Bun
Seasoned Green beans
Salad cup
Gelatin with Fruit
Fruit Juice
Fresh Fruit
Elementary menus:
Each breakfast includes: juice,
choice of entree or cereal and
toast; choice of whole, reduced
fat or lowfat chocolate milk
Each lunch includes: choice of
one entree, choice of two (veg-
etable, fruit or fruit juice), choice
of whole, reduced fat or lowfat
chocolate milk
Meal prices:
Breakfast: $.75
Reduced: $.30
Lunch. $1.25
Reduced: $ .40


Obituaries


Patricia Stadtfeld
Patricia Stadtfeld, age 50, of
Okeechobee, died Thursday, May
11, 2006 at Raulerson Hospital.
Miss Stadtfeld was born, March 14,
1956 to Earl and Emma Stadtfeld.
She was a homemaker having
come to Okeechobee from New
York in 1995.
Miss. Stadtfeld was preceded in
death by her companion, Mario
Hernandez.
She is survived by her son,
Andre Stadtfeld of Okeechobee;
daughter, Mistelline Stadtfeld of
New York; brother, Leon Stadtfeld
of St. Paul, Minn.; sister, Jeanne
Klein and mother, Emma Stadt-
feld, both of Inver Grove Heights,
Minn.
The family has decided not to
have services at this time.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee.Funeral Home and Crema-
tory.
Shirley Mae'(Linn)
Emerick
Shirley Mae (Linn) Emerick, 78,
of Guernseytown Road, died
Thursday, May 11, 2006, at Water-
bury Hospital. She was the widow
of Charles Lindbergh Emerick Sr.
Mrs. Emerick was born in New
Britain, Conn. on Aug. 5, 1927,
daughter of the late William R. and
Elsa (Eggert) Linn. She was raised
in New Britain and the Highland
Lake section of Winsted, Conn.,
had lived five years in Waterbury,
Conn., and settled in Watertown,
Conn. in 1957. She \\as a graduate
of Gilbert High School in listeded
and graduated in the lop of her
class from Hartford Hospital
School of Nursing. During the
course of her nursing career, she


worked at Waterbury Hospital and
Watertown Convalarium and did
private duty. She was a member of
St. John's Lutheran Church in
Waterbury, Conn., where she was
active in its Ladies' Guild. She was
also a member of the Hartford Hos-
pital School of Nursing Alumni
Assoc. Her hobbies and interests
included sewing, knitting, crochet-
ing, dolls and homemaking.
She leaves five sons, Charles L.
Emerick Jr. of Bondsville, Mass.,
Jeffrey L. Emerick of Watertown,
Conn., Bruce E. Emerick of Water-
town, Conn., David W Emerick of
Watertown, Conn., and Benning-
ton, Vt. and Paul A. Emerick of
Wolcott, Conn.; two daughters,
Mary Jane Coffey of Okeechobee
and Kathleen A: Bocci of Water-
bury, Conn.; five grandsons; and a
granddaughter. Her son, Robert J.
Emerick, and two sisters, Lorraine
Miller and Marjorie White are
deceased.
Funeral services will be held
Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. John's
Lutheran Church, 503 Chase Park-
way, Waterbury, Conn. The family
will gather with friends and rela-
tives following the service in the
church. Graveside services will be
held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30
p.m. in West Hartland Cemetery,
West Hartland, Conn. Friends may
call at Hickcox Funeral Home, 195
Main Street, Watertown, Conn.
Monday evening from 5 p.m. until
8 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:30
a.m. until 11 a.m. at the church.:
Memoral contributions may be
made to St. John's Lutheran
Church, 503 Chase Parkway,
Waterbury, Conn. 06708.
All arrangements by Hickcox
Funeral Home Inc. in Waterto\wn,
Conn.


Mario Hernandez
Mario Hernandez, age 49, of
Okeechobee, died April 29, 2006 at
his home. Mr. Hernandez was born
May 14, 1956 in Mexico. He was a
laborer with Big Lake Landscaping,
having come to Okeechobee from
NewYork in 1995.
Mr. Hernandez is survived by his
friends, Andre Stadtfeld of Okee-
chobee and Mistelline Stadtfeld of
NewYork.
The family has decided not to
have services at this time.
All arrangements are entrusted
to the loving care of Bass Okee-
chobee Funeral Home and Crema-
tory.
Grover Oneal Johnston
Grover Oneal Johnston, 81, of
Okeechobee died Friday, May 12,
2006 at Raulerson Hospital.
Born on April 22,1925 in Green-
brier, Ark., Mr. Johnston moved
from Miami to Okeechobee in
1987. Having served in the United
States Navy during \VWII, he
enjoyed fishing. His most impor-
tant passion was witnessing the
Word of God.
Preceded in death by his par-
ents Andrew and Ruby Johnston
and grandson Rusty Wise, Grover is
survived by his wife of 60 years,
Molly, one son, Danny 0. Johnston
and his wife Sandra of Miramar. He
is also survived by two daughters;
L. Paulette Wise and husband Har-
vey of Okeechobee and Connie L.
Kent and husband Howard D. of St.
Augustine. Surviving grandchildren
include grandsons; Rocky 0. Wise.
of Stuart,. Rick A. Quinn, Ryan A.
Quinn both of Port St. Lucie, Daniel,
B. Johnston of Miramar and Scott
C. Wise of Nebraska. There are two
granddaughters; Heather S. Quinn


of St. Augustine and Wendy L.
Quinn of Jacksonville. In addition,
survivors include one great grand-
son, Rocky A. Wise, great grand-
daughters; Kya M. Quinn-Mustafa,
Kara L. Rubino and Krystal J. Hane-
feld. Mr. Johnston has one surviv-
ing brother; Wendell A. Johnston
and his wife Mary of Okeechobee
and two nephews; Johnny and
David Johnston.
Friends may call at the Buxton
Funeral Home on Sunday, May 14,
2006 from 4 until 6 p.m. Funeral
services will be conducted at
Oakview Baptist Church on Mon-
.day May 15, 2006 at 11:30 a.m.with
Brother Charlie Rice officiating.
Interment of cremains will take
place on a later date at Evergreen
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions maybe made to Hos-
pice of Okeechobee. P.O Box 1548
Okeechobee, Florida 34973.
All arrahlernents are under the
direction and care of the Buxton
Funeral Home and Crematory.


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NO INSURANCE: You talk about Mexicans not having car insur-
ance. I got hit two weeks ago, and he was 100 percent American and
he had no insurance. Now, I am stuck with the bill.

BUSH: President Bush says it's nothing personal that he checking
everyone's phone calls. It has to do with terror. How long' ago was it
that he was checking to see who had abortions? How long ago was he
visiting porn sites? Everybody sits back and says it doesn't affect me.
Well not yet it doesn't. But where does it end? And, how much is going
on that we don't know about?

SPYING: In regard to all the phone spying going on, do you really
want someone to be reading your e-mails. In Europe they are arresting
people for talking about the Holocaust, they call it the Thought Con-
trol. Where does this all lead? They say that it can't happen here, but
think again. It's already in place.

ILLEGALS: Did God send you a note with a different description of
discrimination? I don't think so. I am a Christian. Yes, God loves every-
one regardless of color, race or ethnic background. That isn't my
issue. My issue is that they are illegal. They are breaking a law and they
do hurt our economy. The U.S.A. should not be a doormat for anyone
who comes here. They get all these benefits free lunches, free med-
ical care, etc., and never pay a dime. That little red, white and blue card
that looks like a credit card is actually for food stamps. Pay attention
when you shop. Why don't they have bank accounts? They have to
have a Social Security number, right? Why are they always so scared?
Because they are breaking a law, right? They want us to believe that
they don't understand what we say. But, they understand very well that
they are stealing from the U.S.A.

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Community Events.

Interviews slated for new director
The executive committee of the Early Learning Coalition of
Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties will be holding
interviews for an executive director on Monday, May 22, at 9:30
a.m. at the One Stop Career Center, 2401 S. 29th St. North.
Portable, in Fort Pierce.

Collaborative Council will meet
The Community Collaborative Council of the Okeechobee
,County Shared Services NetworkwillmeetfTuesday, May 23, at 10
a.m. in the boardroom of the Okeechobee County School Board,
700 S.W Second Ave. The purpose of the meeting is to allow the
community to identify issues, collaborate and share information
regarding services for children and their families. The public is
invited. For information, contact Sharon Vinson at (863) 462-
5000, ext. 257.

School board to discuss grants
In conjunction with the Community Collaborative Council
meeting, the Okeechobee County School Board will be dis-
cussing several grants for the 2006-07 school year. The meeting
will be held in the School Board Office, 700 S.W. Second Ave., on
Tuesday, May 23, at 10 a.m. For information or to provide input,
please plan on attending the meeting or call Cathleen Blair at
(863) 462-5000, ext. 255, for grant contacts.

Learning group panel to meet
The finance operations committee of the Early Learning Coali-
tion will meet May 24, at 10 a.m. at the One Stop Career Center,
2401 S. 29th St., North Portable, in Fort Pierce.

Putt-putt tourney aids KOA Kid Camp
The third annual Good Habits and Old Spirits Putt-Putt Golf
Tournament will be held Monday, May 29, will be held at the KOA
Campground, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Registrations will be taken from 10
a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Good Spirits Liquors, 245 U.S. 441 S.E.
No entries will be accepted after 12:30 p.m. Play will begin at 2
p.m. The format will be blind draw, two-man scramble. The tour-
nament is for adults only no one under 21 can enter. All pro-
ceeds will go to the KOA Kid Camp. For information, contact the
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Upcoming Events

Sunday
A.A. meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Church of Our Sav-
iour, 200 N.W. Third St. It will be an open step meeting.
(A.A.) open 12 step meeting from 7:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the
Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.


Monday
A.A. meeting will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. This will be an open meeting.
Okeechobee Senior Singers will meet at 9 a.m. at the Okee-
chobee Presbyterian Church, 312 North Parrott Ave. Everyone who
enjoys singing is invited to join the group. For information or to sched-
ule an appearance, contact Patsy Black at (863) 467-7068.
The Okeechobee Historical Society meets at noon at 1850 U.S.
98 N. Join us with a covered dish for lunch, followed by a business
meeting. The dues are $10 per person, per year, and are due in Sep-
tember. For information, call Betty Williamson at (863) 763-3850.
The Republican Executive Committee meets at 7 p.m. at the
Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Avenue. For information call Melis-
sa Arnold (863) 610-2280.


Tuesday
Rotary Club of Okeechobee meets each Tuesday at noon at Beef
O'Brady's Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. The meetings are open to
the public. For information, contact Lonnie Kirsch at (863) 467-0158.
Alanon meeting will be held at the Church of Our Savior, 200 N.W.
Third St., at 8 p.m.
(A.A.) Closed discussion meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Church
of Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Family History Center meets from noon until 3 p.m. at the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone inter-
ested in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is
Census, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
The Camera Club meets every other Tuesday from 5:30 until 6:30
p.m. Learn types and uses of film; speeds and technology; and, how
to see your world and capture it on film. Class is basic through exten-
sive. 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.
The Widow and Widowers Support Group meets at 8:30 a.m. at
the Clock Restaurant, 1111 S. Parrott Ave., for breakfast. For informa-
tion, call (863) 763-5887 or (863) 357-0297.
Gospel Sing every Tuesday beginning at 7 p.m. The public is invit-
ed to participate with vocal and/or instrumental music. For informa-
tion, contact Douglas Chiropractic Center at (863) 763-4320.
The Gathering Church Overcomers Group meets at 7:30 p.m. in
the Fellowship Hall, 1735 S.W. 24th Ave. This is a men's only meeting.
For information, call Earl at (863) 763-0139.
The Okeechobee Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Golden 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. Everyone is invited.
Grief and Loss Support Group meets every Tuesday at 10 a.m. at
the Hospice building located at 411 S.E. Fourth St. in Okeechobee.
Everyone is welcome. For information, contact Enid Boutrin at (863)
467-2321.
4 Community, Country Gospel will meet at 7 p.m. at the church
next to Douglas Clinic on North Park St. Any individual or group that
enjoys old time gospel music is invited to participate. For information,
contact Dr. Edward Douglas at (863) 763-.4320.


Wednesday -
Martha's House support groups meet each Wednesday. Spanish
groups meet from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Okeechobee Christian Church,
3055 S.E. 18th Terrace. Ana Romero is the group facilitator. Another
group meets in the Okeechobee County Health Department, 1798
N.W. Ninth Ave., from 5 until 6 p.m. with Irene Luck as the group facili-
tator. There is another meeting from 6 until 7 p.m. with Shirlean Gra-
ham as the facilitator. For information, call (863) 763-2893.}
A.A. meeting from noon until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist
Church, 200 N.W. Second St. It's an open meeting.
A.A. meeting from 8 until 9 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church, 701 S.W. Sixth St. It will be a closed discussion.
Look good, feel better 6:30 p.m. at the Fountain of Youth Beauty
Salon located at 1210 S.W. Second Ave. It's a free national public
service program to help women with cancer by teaching them beauty
techniques to diminish appearance-related side effects of treatment.
R.S.V.R to (863) 467-2096 or (863) 763-8833.
The Okeechobee Jaycees invites everyone to their meetings
each month at the American Legion Post #64,501 S.E. Second St., at
7:30 p.m. They are always looking for new people and new ideas. For
information, call Margaret Bowers at (863) 763-7399 or 610-9176.


Thursday
SCancer Support Group will meet/on the third Thursday of the
month to help and encourage women who have been diagnosed with
cancer. The meeting will be held at the American Red Cross office at
323 N. Parrott Ave. from 5:15 until 6:15 p.m. For information, call Janet
Topp at (863) 824-2899.
A.A. Closed big book meeting from 8 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Church of
Our Savior, 200 N.W. Third St.
Tantle Quilters meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
the Historical Society Museum on U.S. 98 N. For information call Mar-
garet Smith at (863) 467-8020, or Janet Rinaldo at (863) 467-0183.
Cowboys for Christ Range Rider for Jesus Ministries will meet for
a pot luck supper at 6 p.m. with services at 7 p.m. at the Basinger
Civic Center. For information, call Doyle McDuffie at (863) 763-2285.
Family History Center meets from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 310 S.W. Sixth St. Anyone interested
in finding who your ancestors are is welcome to attend. There is Cen-
sus, IGI (International Genealogical Index), Social Security Death
Index and military information available. For information, call (863)
763-6510 or (863) 467-5261.
Prayer Group meets at 10 a.m. at the Community Center at 412
N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Christian Fellowship Prayer group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall at 412 N.W. Sixth St. For information, call (863) 763-5996.
Kiwanis Club of Okeechobee will meet from noon until 1 p.m. at
Village Square Restaurant, 301 W. South Park St. All Kiwanis and the
public are welcome. For information, contact Ray Worley at (863) 467-
0985.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly No.47 will meet from 5 until 6:30 p.m.
at the United Methodist Church, 200 N.W. Second St. Please join us
or ask questions. Call Doris at (863) 467-5206 or Hazel at (863) 763-
4923, for information.
Martha's House Inc. sponsors weekly support groups for women
who are, or have been, affected by domestic violence and abusive
relationships. The support groups are held every Thursday at 6 p.m.
For information call (863) 763-2893, or call Shirlean Graham or Irene


Luck at (863) 763-2893 or (863) 763-0202.
The Social Security Administration Office is open from 9 a.m.
until noon. Representatives will be at the One Stop Center, 123 S.W.
Park St., in Okeechobee.
Free Adult Basic Education/GED and English as a second lan-
guage classes from 7 until 9 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church,
701 S.W. Sixth St.
A Special kind of Caring is a support group for family caregivers,
and is facilitated by Enid Boutrin M.S.W. of Hospice of Okeechobee,
and Laura Zel, L.C.S.W. of the Area Agency on Aging. The meeting is
from 2 until 3 p.m. at 411 S.E. Fourth St. For information or to reserve
your place in the group, call (863) 467-2321. Free respite care is avail-
able for your loved one while you are in group at Dunklin Assisted Liv-
ing/Adult Day Care, 407 N.W. Second Ave. For information about
respite care, call Lou at (863) 763-4524.
Ongoing Caregiver Support Group Hospice of Okeechobee and
the Area Agency on Aging sponsor a caregiver support group every
Thursday at 2 p.m. Anyone who is caring for an ill family member is
welcome. The group is facilitated by social workers and provides an
opportunity for caregivers to give one another support, information
and ideas. The meetings are held at Hospice at 411 S.E. Fourth St.
For information, call (863) 467-2321.


Community Events

Church plans Mother's Day service
Victory Baptist Church, 500 S. W. Ninth St., will host a special
Mother's Day service Sunday, May 14, at 10:45 a.m. There will be
singing, preaching and a smoked pork, catfish and fried chicken
dinner served. For information, call (863) 763-0669. -

Agency on Aging meeting slated
The Area Agency on Aging of Palm Beach and the Treasure
Coast, Inc., will meet Monday, May 15, at 9 a.m. in the Area
Agency board room, 1764 N. Congress Ave., Suite 201, in West
Palm Beach. For information, call Heather Newsome at (561)
684-5885.

City Council to issue proclamation
On Tuesday, May 16, the Okeechobee City Council will pres-
ent a proclamation declaring May 20 as Jimmie Scott Osceola
Day. The council meets in their chambers on the second floor of
City Hall, 55 S.E. Third Ave. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

Meeting on stormwater issue slated
A meeting to discuss the planning process for a stormwater
master plan, as well as identifying problem areas and possible
flooding solutions, will be held Wednesday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m.
at the Okeechobee County Civic Center on U.S. 98 N. Officials
from Okeechobee County, the City of Okeechobee and the
South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will be host-
ing the public meeting. Area residents will be able to fill out a
questionnaire concerning stormwater problems in their area,
which will help project managers create a plan that will best
address the concerns of citizens For information, contact the
Okeechobee County Engineering Department at (863) 763-1811.

Church hosting revival
A revival with Brother Larry Nix will be held May 17 through
May 19 at 7 p.m. at the Haven of Rest Pentecostal Church, 180
N.W. Third St. For information, call Pastor Tom Velie at (863)
357-3053.

Book discussion group to meet
Friends of the Okeechobee Library book discussion group
will meet Thursday, May 18, at 7 p.m. in the library board room,
206 S.W. 16th St. The group will be reading and discussing "The
Life of PI" by Yann Martel. To celebrate the beginning of summer,
the discussion will start with some teas of India and cookies.
Everyone who likes to read and discuss books is invited. For
information, call Jan Fehrman at (863) 357-9980.

Chamber Coffee Klatch slated
Preferred Properties, 3126 U.S. 441 S., will host this month's
Okeechobee County Chamber of Commerce Coffee Klatch on
Thursday, May 18, at 8 a.m. For information, call (863) 763-8222.

Main Street plans mixer
Main Street will hold a mixer Thursday, May 18, from 5 until 7
p.m. at The Dust Collector, 118 S.E. Park St. Jimmy Scott Osceola
will present his paintings. Joe Dan Osceola will tell stories that
relive Indian history.

Business women group plans luncheon
The Okeechobee Business Women's Referral Networking
luncheon meeting will be held Friday, May 19, at 11:30 a.m. at
the Brahma Bull Restaurant, 2401 U.S. 441 S.E.

Methodist men to host fish fry
The men's group from the First United Methodist Church will
host a fish fry on Friday, May 19, at the church, 200 N.W. Second
St. The meal will include fried fish, grits, cole slaw, hushpuppies
and desert for a donation of $5 per meal. Tickets are available at
the church office. For information, call (863) 763-4021.

Benefit planned for burn victim
Barbecue chicken dinners will be sold Friday, May 19, at 504
N.E. Sixth Ave. for Jennifer Bussey, who was severely burned.
Dinners can be either picked up or delivered between 11 a.m.
until 1 p.m. Tickets cost $7 a dinner and can be purchased at the
First Baptist Church office, 401 S.W. Fourth St., or by calling
Shannon Lightsey at (863) 634-7214.

Church of God hosting revival
The North Okeechobee Church of God, 15949 N.W. 30th Ter-
race, will hold a revival with Evangelist Ann Rogers on Saturday,
May 20, and Sunday, May 21. Saturday services will begin at 7
p.m. Sunday services will be at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. For informa-
tion, call (863) 634-0344.

IRCC hosting children's conference
Childcare providers, educators and parents are invited to par-
ticipate in the 15th annual Treasure Coast Children's Conference
on Saturday, May 20, from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Indian River
Community College, 3209 Virginia Avenue, in Fort Pierce. The
keynote speaker will be Dr. Clarrisa Willis. The topic of her
speech is: Hidden Treasures What you do makes a difference.
To register, contact Linda Provencher at (772) 595-6424.

Church plans golf scramble
Oakview Baptist Church will host its 11 th annual golf tourna-
ment Saturday, May 20, at the Okeechobee Golf and Country
Club, 405 N.E. 131st Lane. The format will be a four-man team
scramble. The cost is $40 per person. Registration begins at 7:30
a.m., with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Hole-in-one prizes include
Ben Hogan Irons, a Dell Computer, a Bose Wave Radio and a
2006 Dodge Charger. A meal will follow the tournament. For
information, visit their website at www.oakviewbaptist.org; or,
call (863) 763-1699.

Jimmie Scott Osceola Day slated
Okeechobee City Hall Park will host a celebration honoring
Jimmie Scott Osceola on Saturday, May 20, from 9 until 5 p.m.
There will be Indian crafts, artwork, Indian food and entertain-
ment.


Jail & Bail helps K-9 unit
The Buckhead Ridge Moose Lodge, S.R. 78 W, will host a Jail
and Bail on Sunday, May 21, at 1 p.m. This fundraiser will benefit
the Glades County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit. There will be food,
fun, entertainment and a photographer to take pictures of your
pets. The K-9 unit will serve and protect Buckhead Ridge and all
of Glades County. Send your friends to jail warrants will be
available.

Free nutrition clinic offered
Dr. Edward Douglas will host a free contact reflex analysis
and designed clinical nutrition class at Douglas Chiropractic and
Fitness Center, 916 W. N. Park St., on Monday, May 22, at 5:30
p.m. For information, call 763-4320.






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Burglary of dwelling w/assault
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Wanted for Conspiracy to manufacture marijuana
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CHRISTOPHER SCOTT BRILEY
Grand Theft
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Sports Briefs


John "Doe" Holliday
to speak at gathering
The Big Lake Gator Gathering
will take place at Quail Creek
Plantation on Thursday, May 18.
Friends, alumni and interested
persons are invited to attend. A
limited amount of prime rib din-
ner tickets will be available at the
door on a first come-first served
basis. Happy hour will begin at 6
p.m. Dinner will be served at 7
p.m. The guest speaker for the
event will be John "Doc" Holli-
day, assistant football coach at
the University of Florida.


Tennis fundraiser
planned for May 20
The third annual Okeechobee
Junior tennis fundraiser will take
place Saturday, May 20, at the
Okeechobee Sports Complex.
Check-in time is 8:45 a.m. at
the tennis courts. The event will
start at 9 a.m.
The deadline for registration
is Thursday, May 18. The cost of
singles competition is $10 per
play which includes a T-shirt,
lunch, balls and awards. Checks


should be made payable to
Okeechobee High School.
For information, contact Dave
Ellis at (863) 763-4518 or (863)
532-9316.


Pop Warner grid
sign-ups slated
Pop Warner football and
cheerleading sign-ups will take
place at the Okeechobee Sports
Complex on May 20, June 10,
June 24, July 1 and July 15 from
10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The registration fee is $75. In
order to register you must bring
the child's last report card, a cur-
rent year physical from your doc-
tor and a copy of the child's birth
certificate.
For information, call co-presi-
dents James Shockley at (863)
634-3482 or Albion Crowell at
. (863) 697-2576.


Contractors Assoc.
plans fishing tourney
The Okeechobee Contractors
Association will sponsor a bass


The Okeechobee Republican Party thanks:
US Congresswoman
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For being our keynote speaker at this years
Lincoln Day dinner.
We also thank our sponsors:
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The registration fee is $120
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prizes paid to the top six places.
There will also be a big fish
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For information contact John
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(863) 697-6541.


Men's softball
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A Men's softball tournament
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The Okeechobee News, Sunday, May 14,2006 AGRICULTURE 9


Livestock Market Report


May 10, 2006
Cows
Breaking $47.00
Cutter $42.00
Canner $39.00
Bulls
1000-1500 $49.50
1500-2000 $57.00


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Cows
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Hfrs


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$48.50
$41.00
$55.00
$59.00
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Yrlngs
Mix
Total
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150-200
200-250
250-300
300-350
350-400
400-450
450-500
550-600
600-650


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E 120
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Steers
170-225
160-185
150-180,
134-150
122-133
117-128
114-120
105-111


Hfrs
160-180
145-170
130-144
120-132
115-123
112-123
109-116
100-110


Med#2
150-200
200-250
250-300
300-350
350-400
400-450
Small #1
150-200
250-300
300-350


Steers
150-180
150-160
130-165
120-140
117-128
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Hfrs
130-165
130-150
129-133
.116-124
110-119
95-112


Not many cattle moving right
now. I guess we're caught up for
little bit. We had 1,300 head comr


pared to 2,100 head last year.
Cows and bulls off a little a cou-
ple of dollars. Calves were pretty
strong on 4-500 weight calves and
a little cheaper on lighter calves. I
don't think anybody has a real
good feel on the market right
now, kind of a wait and see atti-
tude. Grassy Island, Ft. Pierce
topped the calf market with a
high of $2.25. Lazarb Diaz, Miami
topped the cow market with a
it high of $52.00


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Andrea's cabbage, which was grown from a small plant,
was one of many given to third grade students by Bon-
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of Bowling Green, Jeb S. Smith
of Hastings and Drew Phypers
of Lake Placid are the finalists
in Florida Farm Bureau Federa-
tion's 2006 Outstanding Young
Farmer and Rancher contest.
Young Farmers & Ranchers are
full-time Florida agricultural
producers aged 18-35. One of
the finalists will win a new
Dodge Ram quad cab and
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the American Farm Bureau
annual meeting Jan. 7-10, 2007
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Slion. The winner of the national
competition will receive a
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Steve Johnson and his
wife, Andrea, are University of
Florida graduates who run
family-owned and operated cit-
rus and cattle operations in
Hardee and Manatee counties.
"The operations are self-sup-
porting with all bookkeeping,
caretaking, repairs and mainte-
nance, mechanical engineering
and fabrication handled inter-
nally," Steve said. He also runs
a citrus harvesting and hauling
operation that serves Johnson
Groves and other growers. The
couple has a one-year-old
child, Bryson James.
Drew Phypers and his
wife, Brittany, work a farming
operation in Highlands County.
"Or-" arming, operation
involves the whole family,"
Drew reported. "My parents,
sister, aunt and uncle as well as
my cousins work at the farm.


We have a citrus and caladium
operation. There are only
about 1,500 acres of caladiums
grown commercially in the
world. Of that, we grow 600
acres, making us. the largest
grower in the world." The farm
also produces oranges, tanger-
ines and grapefruit for the juice
and fresh fruit markets. The
Phypers have two children,
Phoebe, 6, and Claire, 3.
* Jeb Smith is a fifth genera-
tion producer who farms with
his father and a brother. "We
farm about 200 acres of sod, 60
acres of perennial peanut hay
and two acres of mud minnow
bait fish," The family also oper-
ates a commercial spray busi-
ness and are part owners of
SunFresh of Florida, a market-
ing cooperative for the Sunlite
low-carb potato. He and his
w ife, Wendy, are the parents of
four children, Jared, 10, Cayt-
lyn, 8, Jeremy, 7 and Cayla, 5.
Wendy holds a Bachelor of Sci-
ence degree from the Universi-
ty of Florida, Jeb attended the
University of Florida, St. Johns
River Community College,
Ambassador Baptist College
and Charity Baptist Bible Insti-
tute.
The Florida Farm Buread
Federation is the state's largest
general-interest agricultural
association with about 140,000
member-families statewide.
Headquartered in Gainesville, it
is an independent, nonprofit
-agricultural organization. More
information about Florida Farm
Bureau is available on the orga-
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CONVENIENCE STORE CLERK
All shifts. $7/hr and up.
Also Management
Opportunities Available
Also Taking applications
for Subway at
2398 Hwy 70 West
Call 772-370-1779
Exp. A/C Installer/
Service Tech
Clean DL; Pay based on
experience.
Call (863)467-9900
PALMDALE OIL COMPANY
DRIVERS NEEDED:Class A
Hazemat & Tanker.
Medical Benefits, Retirement,
Vacation & Bonus Programs.
Call (863)763-3617


INDUSTRY
LEADING PAY
Fantastic Home Time
Routine OTR &
Southeast Regional Runs
No Touch Drop & Hook
No Hazmat Required
Owner Operators
No Forced Dispatch
- All Scales & Tolls Paid
Upto $1 + Plates & Fuel
Company Drivers
Up to 50cpm w/6 mo. Exp
Interstate Express
(800)274-4110
LAKE OKEECHOBEE
FISHING GUIDE WANTED:
Must have own bass boat
863)946-1742 $750 wk +Ops
LEAD TEACHER POSITION
For Infant Classroom
Call Wendy at Faith Academy
PreSchool (863)763-8800
Praxair,A World Leader in
Industrial Gases is now
hiring for various positions
in our fill plant facility.
Exc. healthcare benefits,
matching 401 K retirement
& profit sharing (paid
quarterly), must be able to
pass background check.
Please apply In person at
2534 NW 16th Blvd., Okee.
No phone calls please.
DFWE

PROJECT
COORDINATOR
Construction Company
seeking someone with at
least 3 years experience in
the construction and/or
building material industry.
Product knowledge,
computer skills,
professionalism and an
outgoing personality a must.
Must be able to work closely
with customers.
Excellent pay and benefits
available.
Fax resume to
863-763-4455
SUNCOAST MENTAL
HEALTH CENTERS
Master's level Counselor/
Social Worker & Bachelors
level Case Manager needed
for Okeechobee to work
with children and adolescents.
Flexible FT/PT, bi-lingual a
plus.
Fax resume to 863-763-9898.


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Place Your
YARD SALE
ad today!


Get FREE
signs and,
inventory sheets!

Call Classifieds
877-353-2424


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REDLANDS CHRISTIAN MIGRANT
ASSOCIATION
The Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA)
is unique, well established, non-profit organization
that provides quality child care and education for
migrant and rural low income children in 20 counties
within the State of Florida.
RCMA seeks highly motivated individuals who
possess a BA in Early Childhood Education or Special
Education or Nursing with an emphasis in pediatrics
and child development to be responsible for a full
range of education and health services for infant/tod-
dler, and preschool children. Bilingual in Eng-
lish/Spanish a plus. RCMA offers an excellent benefit
package that usually surpasses other child care insti-.
tutions. Competitive pay range between $13.00 up to
$19.50 an hour depending on experience.
Send resume to: Lynn Bowen at Lyhnb@rcma.org
or to the LaBelle Area Office.
551 W. Cowboy Way, LaBelle, FL 33975.
Deadline: May 15,2006

Construction Worker
Okeechobee, FL
Performs a variety of specialized construction projects and re-
pairs, including weir and culvert installation, water control
structures, boat ramps, locks and bridges on District water-
ways, canals and levees. Requires overnight travel. Over-
time may be required. High School graduate or an
equivalency diploma. Four years experience in general con-
struction work and 1 year experience in general weld-
ing/cutting process. State of Florida valid CDL Class A.
Forklift certification. THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO RAN-
DOM MANDATORY DRUG/ALCOHOL TESTING.
Job Reference #206201
Please visit our website for more information and
APPLY ONLINE at www.sfwmd.gov.
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Attn: Human Resources
PO. Box 24680
West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680
EOE



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


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


Okeechobee News

The Okeechobee News is currently seeking an
energetic, self-motivated FULL or PART TIME
circulation assistant.
The right applicant must have:
Cash Handling Experience
References
The Daily Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay and benefits
Benefits Package
Generous time off program
The Daily Okeechbee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer




Fleet Technician
Okeechobee, FL
Service, diagnose & repair District fleet units such as cars,
trucks, airboats, diesel and gasoline heavy equipment and
components. Overtime may be required. High School gradu-
ate or an equivalency diploma. Four years experience servic-
Ing, diagnosing, and repairing cars, trucks, diesel engines,
and heavy equipment. Must possess valid ASE certifications
in brakes, suspension & steering, electrical/electronic sys-
tem, and heating & air conditioning. Forklift and overhead
crane. Valid Florida Class A CDL. THIS POSITION IS SUB-
JECT TO RANDOM MANDATORY DRUG/ALCOHOL TESTING.

Job Reference #206216
Please visit our website for more information and
APPLY ONLINE at www.sfwmd.gov.
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 24680
West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4680
EOE



HOUSEKEEPING: Full Time
ACTIVITIES AIDE

Okeechobee Health Care Facility
Apply In Person Only At
Business Office, 406 N.W. 4th Street

Immediate Openings All Shifts
Full Time/Part Time RN's & LPN's
Apply In Person To:
Okeechobee Health Care Facility
1646 Hwy. 441 North


Employment


LYKES BROS., INC.
RANCH DIVISION

Has an immediate opening for a Purchasing
Agent at our Brighton Office location.

Responsibilities include all the purchasing of
all material, products and services for Lykes,
Ranch as requested by managers of the
various divisions. This position reports to
office supervisor.

A successful candidate should possess a
high school diploma or equivalent, have
knowledge of agricultural equipment. Must
be able to efficiently communicate in English
(oral and written), have excellent math skills,
computer knowledge including word
processor and spreadsheet development
and maintenance.


Lykes offers a competitive salary and excel-
lent benefits. Interested persons who meet
requirements should mail or fax a resume to:

LYKES BROS. INC.
106 SW CR. 721
Okeechobee, FL 34974
Attn: Lorry Hogue
Fax # (863)763-6159
Or come fill out application at above
address
Monday Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer. Drug Free Workplace M/F/D/V


Okeechobee

News



The Okeechobee News is seeking an Ad
Services Team Member. This is a part time
position that could lead to full time
employment.
The right applicant will:
Have advanced PC computer skills
Have good people skills
Be a team player
Be organized
Be able to handle pressure
Be a self-managed individual
Be able to handle deadlines
Have previous sales experience with a
proven track record
Desire to be successful
Be able to work flexible hours
Knowledge in:
Photoshop
Quark or Pagemaker
Adobe Acrobat
The Okeechobee News offers:
Potential for advancement
A unique work environment where
employees are trusted and empowered
Competitive pay based on experience
Generous time off program
The Okeechobee News Is An Equal Opportunity Employer







NEED A GOOD JOB?
Career opportunity for a motivated dedicated
person who is willing to accept responsibility
in return for good wages, benefits and respect.
Bi-lingual, computer skills, and friendly per-
sonality a plus. Call 357-2442 for interview.


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Drivers
Professional
Drivers,
Walpole, Inc. is
THE HOMETOWN
CHOICE!
Earn $45K -
$55K/Year
Full-time positions
available in Food
Grade, Feed and
Solid Waste.
* Local & Regional
Available
* Employee BC/BS
* Dental Insurance
" 401(k) with
Company Match
* Life Insurance
* Sign-on, Safety and
Referral BonusesI
" Weekly Pay
Paid Vacation
LATE MODEL TRUCKS
(10 mo. avg. age)
Call Local:
763-5593
Apply online at:
www.walpoleinc.com
Or Come See Us:
269 NW 9th. St.
Okee., FL
34972
SOD INSTALLER /
SUPERVISOR, Full Time
Competitive pay & benefits.
Must have a Class A CD
License. Port St Lucie area.
(561)310-0965
SUPERVISORS /
TOLL COLLECTORS
Starting @ $7.75
772-429-1454
TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED:
Class A CDL. For Wrecker &
Low Boy Semi's. Apply at BMJ
Towing: 419 SW 2nd Ave.

Do-It-Yourself Ideas


Filet Throws
A new, full-color, 16-page
guidebook, "Filet Throws,"
features five elegant, sport-
weight throws that will add
an air of sophistication to any
room. The book includes
charts, materials lists and
step-by-step instructions for
all five designs.
Filet Throws guidebook
(No.AN1385)... $6.95
Also available:
Learn Filet Crochet in 1 Day
(No. AN1281)... $8.95
Please add $3.00 s&h
To order, circle item(s), clip
and send with check to:
U-Bild, P.O. Box 2383,
Van Nuys, CA 91409.
Include your name, address,
and the name of this news-
paper. Allow 1-2 weeks
for delivery.
Or call (800) 82-U-BILD
craftbook.com
Money Back Guarantee



LPN's, CNA's, & HHA's
needed with clean background
screen. License # 30211229.
Call (863)675-1231 between
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
When you want something
sold, advertise In the
classilleds.


HEALTHCARE
Glades General
Hospital,
where rewarding
careers and a bright
future await you...
NURSING
OPPORTUNITIES:
Generous New Salary Structure
SRN'S -12 HR. SHIFTS
8a-sp / 8p-.a
OB rT & PRN
,Med/Surg-PRN
ER FT, will train, new grads
welcome
OR 7a-3p / 8a-4p FT will train,
new grads welcome!
* RN CHARGE NURSE
Fr, Med/Surg, 1-2 yrs. exp in acute
hospital. Leadership charge exp.
preferred.
* SHIFT SUPERVISORS
10 & 12 HR. SHIFTS
FrT:Pre4. eisp in supervision, ER
,, qitical Care. Leadership
abilities &be a real team player.
* CNA'S
PRN, Must be currently certified,
one yr. acute care, CNA exp., exc.
customer service skills.
MONITOR TECH
Fr, Must be CNA, 1-2 yrs. exp
w/basic EKG interpretation skills
and Unit Secretary exp.
ALLIED HEALTH
OPPORTUNITIES:
CENTRALIZED SCHEDULER
Temporary, 2 mos., Requires exp.
working in a hospital/clinic,
familiar with Medical Term.,
Radiology & Respiratory procedures
dealing with admitting, registration,
scheduling, ins, verification &
coding. Mst possess exc. comm.
& customer service skills.
A/P SPECIALIST
IT, 2 yrs. acctg. exp. in hospital/
healthcare exp. Excellent computer
skills (Excel). Duties include:
coding to G/L, watching, data entry,
working with vendors, processing
weekly check ran, monthly A/P.
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST
PT & PRN, Must have current Fla.
license in 4-5 lab ares. Previous
hospital/lab exp.
RESPIRATORY THERAPIST
New Grads Welcome! $26/hr.
PRN, requires a CRlT, ACLS, NRP,
& BLS, ability to work all areas,
Neonate thru Adult & ventilator.
RRT pref.
RADIOLOGY TECH
PRN, Must have a FL & ARRT lic.
MAINTENANCE MECHANIC
FT, Must have 1-2 years exp. in
interior/exterior renovation.
Knowledge of electrical, carpen-
try, masonry, painting, plumbing
and tile setting. Cert. a plus.
COLLECTOR
FT, Excellent customer service and
computer skills. Bilingual
required. At least 2 years hospital
experience preferred. Knowledge
of third party collections and
HMO.
Competitive Salary
& Excellent Benefits Pkg.
Fax Resume to:
561-993-5627
DFWP/EOE/M/F
1201S. Man S
SBelle Glade, FL
(561) 996-6571
GLAD S fExt.222
SoTse-ri T' Fax: (561) 993-5627
Find it faster. Sell It soon-
er In the classMeds



BABYSITTER NEEDED in Buck
Head Ridge Area for 412 yr.
old child. Light Housekeeping
required. (863)227-4434
BASINGER AREA, P/T Horse
Exerciser: Experienced English
pleasure rider for exercising
horses needed 3 days a week.
Mornings only. Call M-F
6am-3pm (863)763-4723 -
OKEECHOBEE HEALTHY
START COALITION
is searching for Childbirth Edu-
cators. Applicants must
have State and National Cer-
tification. Bi-Lingual a plus.
Contact Carol Staley,
(863)462-5877

Time to clean out the
attic, basement and/or
garage? Advertise your
yard sale In the classl-
cleds and make your
clean on a breeze


Financial



Business
Opportunities 305
Money Lenders 310
Tax Preparation 315


GOLF ETC.
Pro Shop franchise
territories available.
800-806-8633
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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


Services



Babysitting -105
Child Care Needed 410
Child Care Offered415
Instruction 420
Services Offered425
Insurance 430
Medical Services435




ALUMINUM DIVISION OF
O'Connell Construction
License # CBC055264 '
ERNEST LANCASTER
Screen Rooms, Carports
Room Additions
Florida Rooms
Aluminum Roof Over
(863)634-2044



RON-DEES
Pressure Washing &
Minor repairs.
Roof coating, Repair to
Mobile Homes & more.
No job to big or small. Free
estimates. 863-467-2917
Lic. # 2349 &# 5698



NATURAL VITAMINS
MINERALS HERBS
HEALTH PRODUCTS
AROMATHERAPY
NATURE'S PANTRY
417 W.S. Park
Call 863-467-1243

Need a few more bucks to
purchase something
deer? Pick up some
extra bucks when you
sel your used Items In
the classlteids.



JACK'S TOP SOIL
Fill Dirt available.
& Bob Cat work.
Call 863-467-4734


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RAULERSON HOSPITAL has been serving the community for
27 years. As part of the HCA family we offer an excellent
benefit program that includes health, dental, company paid
retirement, 401 (k), and employee stock purchase plan.
Become part of our team and you'll feel right at home in our
friendly, caring community hospital. The following
employment opportunities currently exist:
" Security Guard FT
" Housekeeper-FT &PT
SDietary Tech- FT & PT
Physical Therapist FT & PRN
Physical Therapist Assistant- FT & PRN
Nuclear Med Technologist- FT
* Radiology/CTTech- FT
*Ultrasound Tech- FT
* Floor Tech FT
For consideration, please come to
Human Resources and complete an employment application.
For additional information visit our website at
www.raulersonhospital.
Raulerson Hospital, 1796 Hwy. 441, North,
Okeechobee, FL EOE


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Driver & Front Office Person
needed for Medical Office in
Okeechobee area.
Fax Resume to: 863-357-4539


SOUTHERN LAND SERVICES
of Moore Haven. Land clearing
&tree service. Licensed &
Insured 239-633-7173. Sam


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 & Fabrics 595
Fireplace Fixture 600
Firewood 605
Furniture 610
Furs 615
Health & Reducing
Equipment 620
Heating Equipment/
Supplies 625
Household Items 630
Jewelry 635
Lamps/Lights 640
Luggage 645
Medical Items 650
Miscellaneous 655
Musical Instruments 660
Office Supplies/
Equipment 665
Pets/Supplies/
Services 670
Photography 675
Plumbing Supplies 680
Pools & Supplies 685
Restaurant
Equipment 690
Satellite 695
Sewing Machines 700
Sporting Goods 705
Stereo Equipment 710
Television/Radio 715
Tickets 720
Tools 725
Toys & Games 730
V tRs 735
Wanted to Buy 740


AIR CONDITIONER -'05 York
3.5 ton package unit w/ heat,
new in box
$1250 (954)309-8659


Headboard & footboard with
rails. $50 (561)704-3690
HUNGARIAN HAY WAGON,
antique, great for decoration
store or farm, $2500
(863)467-1322
WAGON WHEELS, Hungarian
10 0) wooden, $75
(863)467-1322


ELECTRIC/PROPANE
REFRIGERATOR, 6 cu. ft.,
new. Get ready for hurri-
canes. $750 (239)297-4006
FREEZER- Kenmore upright,
excellent condition, works
great. $125 (239)690-2055
REFRIGERATOR, 15 cu. ft.,
$100. (863)357-1517 aft
6pm
REFRIGERATOR- White, Ken-
more 22 cu ft. Bottom freez-
er with ice maker, Exc cond,
$150. cash 863-357-3026
WASHER & DRYER, Amana
washer & Kenmore Dryer.
$100 for both. (863)357-6315
WASHER & DRYER, Used 4
mos. $200 or best offer.
(863)634-7109 ask for
hannon.
WASHER- needs belt $50
(239)292-7509
Washer/Dryer, stack set,
$150. (863)357-1517 aft
6pm
WASHER/DRYER- Stacked,
Large capacity. Like new.
Moving, Paid. $1000. Asking
$475.0 Okee.863-634-9620



COFFEE POT- 10 cup Farber
Ware, like new, $20
(863)467-8681
GARBAGE COMPACTOR- Ken-
more, used very littel ,great
condition, $100
(863)763-7.437
Join al the people who
say, "I sold It In the clas-
slfleds."


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ENTERTAINMENT CENTER -
Armoire style. $400
(863)447-1136
KING SIZE MATTRESS- sup-
port, pillow top, w/boxspring
& frame, good cond. $100
(772)971-9474
LIFT CHAIR, electric and bat-
tery powered, blue, excellent
condition. $340
(863)357-0125
LOVESEAT, beige, cloth,
$125. (863)763-5011
MEXICAN BAR Light green
wood w/ overhead stem
glass holder. $150.
(561)704-3690
RECLINER COUCH & LOVE-
SEAT- w/coffee table, $450
(863)357-1867
Sleeper-Sofa- Queen, Castro
Convertible & 7-ft couch.
$250. Will separate.
LaBelle 239-822-5955
SLEIGH BED- complete, no
mattress, $50
(863)675-7105
SOFA, 5 fair condition. $25
(863)675-3032
TWIN BEDS, w/Simmons deep
sleep mattress & boxspring
& rails, $200.
(863)763-5011
WRITING DESK, 17"x43"
$75. (863)763-8943
ask for Tracy
YOUTH BED $40
(863)674-1727



HARD CORE GYM cable sys-
tem, w/weights, flys,.
down/up bars, legs, nice
$300 neg (863)697-2525
WEIGHT BENCH, like new. 2
people can work out at same
time. Used 3 times. $600 ,
(863)674-1727



CERAMIC DISHES Like new,
5-piece place settings for 9
& 8 matching glasses. Blue
& white. $35 (863)763-8149
HIDE A BED, GE MICROWAVE,
SEAR KERO HEATER, KEN-
MORE DEHUMIDIFIER, $350
(863)675-1489


NECKLACE, KINGMAN Tur-
quoise, Squash Blossom
w/Bear Claws. Very unique.
$2400 neg. (863)467-8161


ELEC MOTORIZED CHAIR-
Alante', 3yrs old, cost $5000
new will sell for $1400
(863)447-2130
ELEC WHEELCHAIR- 3 wheel
Sonic Pride Mobility, elec. lift.
Excellent cond., hardly used.
$1150 neg. (863)675-2596
LIFT CHAIR, Good condition.
$350. (863)801-4949
SCOOTER- Rascal, motorized,
new batt., Bruno.Van mount-
ed curbside lift, exc $1195
will sep (856)451-3331
WHEEL CHAIR, ElectriC, Like
new. Originally Cost $5500,
Asking $900. (863)675-0122
LaBelle
WINCH LIFT power operated
for mobility chair. Like new,
$400/best offer.
(772)342-1967.


ARCADE GAMES, (2), Miss
Pac Man & Galagh Stand Up
Machines. $1100 will sell
separately. (863)357-2773
BEER KEG FRIDGE, $50
(863)763-8548
CANNING JARS- 12 dozen,
$25 for all (863)675-7306
DAVID BROWN MACHINE,
$1000 or will separate for
parts. (863)983-9908



GUITAR- Bentley, 6 string,
With hard case. A-1 condi-
tion. $150 (863)635-3382



COPIER- Konica 7033, comm.
with 3 drawers, duplicator,
sorter, collates, little used,
$2500 neg.(863)763-1550
DESK, Large, oak. $100 or
best offer. (863)467-6943
OFFICE CHAIR, $75 or best
offer. (863)467-6943


ARIFICAN GRAY- 1 yr old,
Learning to talk. Can be han-
dled. $500. (863)634-9228
CORGI PUPPIES, AKC, 8 wks.
Champion Bloodlines. $500.
Call (336)909-0740oremail:
michellebell@yadtel.net
JACK RUSSEL PUPS: Parents
on premises w/papers. $400.
863-467-7049
JACK RUSSELL TERRIERS
PUPPIES, AKC, $350. each.
(863)634-4076
NANDAY CONURE PARROT,
Male w/cage. $160
(863)673-4716
PITBULL PUPPIES, UKC Reg.,
4 wks. Ready to go! Large,
Red Nosed. 863-634-5364 af-


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SOLAR PANELS (12), for hot
water heater. $600 or will
separate. (239)810-2821



ABOVE GROUND POOL- 24FT
Round, all equipment includ-
ed, good cond, $200
(772)778-6849



SEWING MACHINE- $25
(239)292-7509


REEL- Penn 4400 SS Open
face reel. Like new. $40.
(863)635-3382



CAR CD PLAYER, Pioneer
DEH-P47DH, Super Tuner,
Retail $300 Sell $200. (in
Box) (863)357-0448
JL AUDIO 5.25 COMPONENT
SYSTEM, Brand new, Model
VR525CS. $225
(239)340-1369


TV, 19", color, no remote. $25
(863)675-3032 -
WIDESCREEN HDTV 51" Mag-
navox, only 18 mos. old and
works perfect. $600 firm.
(863)528-3211 5pm to
pm


BISCUIT SYSTEM- Sears
Craftsman, router, 1i.5HP,
$50 or best offer
(863)697-2525
DRILL PRESS: $150.
(863)763-9527
PRESSURE WASHER-Sears,
2000 PSI, 6HP engine, $100
(863)763-7989
SAW- 10",Makita Laser, Slide
compound, Telescopic slide
stand. $500. 863-447-5649/
772-713-6822'
SAW- Craftsman 10" com-
pound radial. On table stand.
$200. 863-447-5649 or
772-713-6822
SETTLING TORCH w/oxygen
hoses, cutting torch & braising
tip, $400. (863)763-9527


REMOTE CONTROL CAR #
RC1 0& TRUCK T-Max, 4x4,
Gas Power. 2 motors & extras!
$350 will sen. 863-304-5573


NEW COIN COLLECTOR want-
ing to add to my collection.
Please call to sell coins &
paper money 239-693-4891
WE BUY SCRAP GOLD
Elliott's Pawn
419 W.S. Park
ClI8 863- 63. 55..

Agriculture




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




ORIGINAL BUSH HOG MOW-
ER, 5 Ft. Cut. Extra Heavy Du-
ty. Looks rough. Cuts good. 3.
h/up. $450 (863)763-5110


ARAB QUARTERHORSE
GELDING, very spirited,
beautiful, $900 or best offer.
(863)763-4149
HORSE, 8 yrs. old. Gelding
Good horse, great w/kids.
Moving must sell. $2000 or
best offer. (239)633-3649
SADDLE, 15", tan roughout,
new rawhide stirrups & new
WeaverSmartCinoh. $200
(772)263-1178
SADDLE, Bob Marshall, 15.5"
treeless barrel. Chocolate
suede. 2 mos. old. $750 neg.
(772)263-1178
SADDLE, Bridle & Blanket.
$250 (863)675-4098 even-
ings. LaBelle
THOROUGHBRED MARE, reg-
istered, 12 yrs. old, 16/2
hands, gentle, w/good man-
ners, $1000. (863)763-4149



FINISH MOWER, Bush Hog


BICYCLE, black, low rider, ve-
lour seat, dual pipes, 144
spoke wheels, exc. cond.,
$150. (863)467-2573



METAL ROOFING: 12 or more
sheets. $10. Some Free Scrap
Metal Also Avail.
(863)467-1782



ALUMINUM AWNING- 11,
.Various sizes, 12' to 4', Ask-
ing $500 for all
863-634-8608.
BATHROOM VANITY TOP -
31" Marble, shell shaped,
w/sink & faucet. $30.
(863)763-8548.
CARPORT PIPE TRUSSES
(10) 2 in Diameter x 13.6"
Long. (863)763-8872
CHAIN LINK GATE, 15ft. with
post & hanging hardware.
$100 (239)810-2821
DOORS, INTERIOR, (4) For
Mobile Home. Good condition.
$100 for all, will sep.
(863)447-2130
MEDICINE CABINETS (2),
White, 3 shelves, towel bar,
mirrored door. 30" x 16".
$1 0/both. (863)763-4098
ROOFING PANELS Alum., 6,
5 @ 10'x4', 1 @ lO'x.18",
$600. Call 863-634-8608.
SHINGLES, (101 bundles 3-
ta10. $75 (863)805-0272
Clewiston



COMMERCIAL ELECTRIC
SIGNS: (1) 4'x10' &
(1) 20"x8'. $400forboth,will
sep. (863)763-8872


PLAYPEN, Eddie Bauer Pack
'n Play w/vibration, bassinet,
changing table &.play center.
Like new. $80 (863)763-4271


HARLEY DAVIDSON WEAR,
ladies & mens all leather,
several items, $800 for all or
will sell sep. (863)467-4253


ELVIS RECORD & SOUVENIR
COLLECTION: Approx. 44 yrs.
old. Rare items. $1000 all or
best offer.. 863-824-3358
FOOTBALL & BASEBALL
CARDS(3-400 Racing &
Comic. late 8Ds early 90s
Exc. cond. $400 neg.
863)763-8943
PLATES 12, '94 Betty Boop,
Danberry Mint, America's
Sweetheart, mint cord.,
$300. (772)342-1967
SALT- n PEPPER SHAKERS
(1041 Sets) asking $2500
863)801-4949



BED SET- Queen, Comforter.
Matching pair shams. Beige
background w/floral. $50.
(863)467-8681


ANTIQUE BUTTERFLY
DRESSER AND MIRROR-
w/matching sleigh bed, $200
(863)357-1867
BEDROOM SET, 5-piece, baby
girl. Solid wood, white & pink.
Good condition. $650 e-mail:
audreykylie@yahoo.com
BEDROOM SUITE, Beautiful, 6
pc. w/Sealy Posturepedic
Mattress. Antique Beige Col-
or. $1200. (863)763-9410
BUNK BED- beautiful, custom
made, all in one, w/desk &
dresser, solid wood $750
(863)675-7306
BUNK BED, Twin, over desk,
steel frame, no mattress, like
new. $100 (772)597-4305
CHEST OF DRAWERS, 5
drawer, very good cond.,
$20. (863)635-0474
CURIO CABINET, Glass cas-
ing. Good shape. $160
(863)357-0125
DINETTE SET, 7 piece, heavy
pine. $400 (863)673-3585
DINING ROOM SET- Pecan ta-
ble w/3 leaf's, seats 4-10, 6
chairs, buffet & hutch. $550.
(239)822-5955 LaBelle
DINING ROOM SET, table w/6
chairs on coasters, beige,
w/brown print, $100.
(863)763-8028


RIDING MOWER, Yard King
w/grass catcher. 38" cut, 12hp
Briggs & Stratton engine. $275
(863)763-5062
RIDING MOWER, Yard Ma-
chine, 11.5hp, 30" cut. $400
(863)467-6475


FAINTING GOATS (10), Re-
duction. $300 for all or will sell
separately. (863)675-4098


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



N. of OKEE 2br, lba. 12 r,
north of Okeechobee. $57-5
mo. 1st & sec. No Pet:'
(863)467-1717 8:30-3:30
New, 1/1 @ $750 & 2/1
$850. Lease, Reference




or smoking. Call Robert a'
(863)634-7489



TAYLOR CREEK, 1/1 Condo
Llnfurni.hed Lake cr'ess
[N.0n *.M, Erin J(, pi'.,
.(863)824-0981.
TAYLOR CREEK CONDO
18H, lijrr'ii 'n i)i:''J 'u' l Floor
,$7Q(l + :P. ,. *72:,-
or 561-582-8693.


BASSWOOD- 3br, 2ba, ne-a
house, pets oka1
$1250/mo. (863)697-1465
CBS, 2 Bdrm., 1 Ba. House on
Rim Canal, Large kitchen
(9 0 iT ,' i ];i. I) r 1 '*ei
Ple l e t .< 18 .i t..^.-. i a
CBS HOUSE, SW Section,
2 BR, 1 BA,115 SW 9th St
$750 mo. & $1700 to mov,-
in. (863)634-0512
IN TOWN 2BR/2BA, New A po
W/D Nb-smoke env. Lawn sr-.
vice. No dogs. $1000. mo +
1st, last & sec. 941-504-39Eri
KINGS BAY., R'2bA 1 Cjr
qdjra,, (, rn:.T,,n '..);hei ,
dryer, $1100/mo. + 1st, Ii
& sec. (863)467-6702
NEW HOME: 3 Bdrm., 2 B
Tile Liv. Rm., No HOA. $129".
mo. Lawrence Associate.:
1-800-543-2495
Okeechobee, 3BR/1BA, Ig :i
ing rm, kit. & dining rm 1
car garage, $849 mo. +
sec. Ref's req'd. Call Kamal
(561)792-9431 7am-10am
or5pm-11pm
OKEECHOBEE Kings Bay,
3BR/2BA, pool & tennis avail.
Includes water & lawn service.
$1250/mo. (863)763-5137
TREASURE ISLAND RENTALS
3 BR, 2 Ba., New MH.
$850 mo. + $1250 sec. dep.
4 BR, 2 Ba., CBS House
on the Water. $1425 mo. +
$1925 sec. dep.
IN THE CITY
2 BR, 1 Ba. House
$800 mo. + $1200 sec. dep.
Please call 863-467-1788 or
863-634-9119

---II

NEW EXECUTIVE SUITES
Available Approx. 6/1/06
West Side of New Courthouse
Call Judy (863)467-0831
Office Building, approx. 1600
sq. ft., avail, now, Call Judy
(863)467-0831


HOUSE SHARE IN LAKEPORT
2BR/1BA, Single female pref.,
No kids. $561/mo. Util. incl.
Ref. req. 863-946-0371 Okee.
OKEECHOBEE, Nice area. Rm.
w/priv. bath. House/Pool/Ten-
nis privileges. Must like dogs.
$350 mo. (863)697-1867

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 Inspection 1060
Real Estate Wanted 1065
Resort Property -
Sale 1070
Warehouse Space 1075
Waterfront Property 1080



Across From Lake Okee.
New 3/2 CBS Home w/gar.
In nice area w/Comm. pool.
High ceilings, Lots of tile,
Corian Counters, Loads of
storage & more.
Move Right In! $209,900.
Call 561-762-2233 .


CBS, '03, 4BR/2BA, 4.73
acres, upgraded, $375,000.
Call 561-718-7557. Century
21 America's Choice.
CBS, 3 BR, 1BA, Newly Re-
modeled House. Dbl. Lot.
Owner Financing. $150K. Call
for more info. (863)467-1967
J & S ESTATES-11 yr old
frame house 2BR/2BA, w/gar.
500 sq ft. Rec. room, Pool,
Steam cabinet, Sauna cabinet
Treadmill & Weight equip
$155,000. Broker protected.
(772)597-6158 or
(954)801-6158
NEW 3/2/2 in Everglades Es-
tates. Quality Built. Screen
Porch. Sprinklers, Alarm Sys.,
Central Vac. Granite Kitchen.
Gas or Electric. $249,000.
863-634-3313/863-634-6024
Palm Village Ranch, 3/2,
55+, Royal Wall const., car-
port, storage shed, $265k.
561-236-0293.


Commercial Property, In front
of Kings Bay Sub-division,
on the side of 441. 2
acres more or less
$179,000. 813-469-5432

SEBRING Sun N Lake Estates
40% BELOW MARKETLOTS
80'x125'lots $25-35,000;
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75'x102', $16,000;
We Buy & Sell Land
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Traceable patterns for the
scalloped edging and the use
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make this elegant desk a pro-
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It measures 31 in. long by 20
in. deep h) 37 in. high.
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ter 4pm for details.
POMERANIAN PUPPIES, 1
male & 1 female, purebred.
$400 (863)673-3585
RED NOSED PIT BULL PUPS:
$150 each. (863)763-2668
SOCIETY FINCH- Brown &
white Good foster parents.
$18 (863)357-3639
WEIMARANERS PUPS: AKC,
Champ. lines. All shots. Mom
on site. Conscientious Breed-
er. $700. (772)778-6849


HUGE PHOTOS
Family, friends, scenery
or pets from your photo.
Elliotts Quick Photo
419 W.S. Park
Call 863-763-5553


Model FTH600, 5ft. wide, ex-
cellent condition. $1100 or
best offer. (863)763-5137
GARDEN POND- 7', plastic,
molded, waterfall & fountain
sump pump, 20" deep, good
cond $100 (772)971-9474
JOHN DEERE GATOR- 6x4,
elec dump bed, motor just
tuned and serviced $1995
(863)673-1042
LAWN TRAILER: New, 3x4 Ft.,
Stainless Steel w/Balloon
Tires. $150. (863)357-5754
MOWER, 5ft. Bush Hog finish.
Excellent condition. Side dis-
charge. $1100 or best offer.
(863)697-3008
RIDING MOWER, MURRAY,
42" Cut., 17.5 hp. Only 1 year
old. 6 spd. $700 or best offer.
(863)635-2976 Frostproof.
SNAPPER 30"- $500 Call
(863)517-2077 LaBelle


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16 Okeechobee News, Sunday, May 14, 2006


-Sale


aI PbiNo ice


I Pb ic Notice


I Puli Notice


I Pb ic Noice


SLg. Lots start $85,000
NC MTNS by Developer
S-. Grand Opening 6124
866-591-5263 Act Now!
S OKEECHOBEE, Palms Village
Ranch 55+ Community. Nice
.. cal-de-sac lot. Good price
$45,000. (863)467-0187

Mobile Homes


LAKE PLACID, Large 3BRi2BA
on 2 acres 25 minutes from
Okeechobee. Very nice.
$1000/mth 1st, last + $500
sec (863)357-4844 or
(863)801-1851.



BUCKHEAD RIDGE DBL
WIDE- 3br 2ba fully lenced
yard, newer AC,carpet &
roof. asking $74,900 or rent
at $50/montnhly + deposit
(863)763-8537
FLEETWOOD, 14x65
No down payment.
Call 863-467-63 47
LaBelle, '80, 24x56, 3br, 2ba
in Great shape New Kit.
(abineis & lioor.$10,000
(863)675-4061
OKEECHOBEE- 2br,2ba dbl
wide. Adullt Park, Call
(863)763-7176


NORTH OF OKEE. 2BR 2BA,
Addit. 12'x36', Carport. On
Kissimmee River, boat
docks, Motor home parking,
Storage parking Fisherman
dream. Quite area. Maimn
$80 -no $85,000 Call Glen
or Pat 863-467-4016 or
357-0305
OKEE. 12'x36' 1 Barm., 1 Ba,.
10'x40' FL Room, 14'x24 car-
port, Hot tub, New Kihcen, Ex-
cellent Landscaping, Adult
Park. Lot rent. $184.,'
$18,000. Neg. (863)357-0060
Okeechobee, Single wide '85,
2BR/1.5BA, Good condition,
on rented lot. $17,500
(863)467-2917 .
OLDER: 12x64, 2 BR, 1 Ba. w/
shed. @ Knotts Landing Adult
RV Park. Lot 2. Avail. now.
$2500 Rrm. (330)398-2757
WATERFRONT w/Boat Slip.
2BR/2BA Dbl. Wide., Okeecho-
bee Nice lot. Owner financing
$179K. Cal 863-467-1967

Recreation











AIR BOAT HAULLS- 2, Fiber-
glass. 1 comes with trailer.
$1000. All offers considered.,
1863)824-0505


Lnd -Sa le


Eagle's Nest

Estates
A seduded, private
ranch subdivision
offering beautiful :
vistas of pristine
natural habitat.
Offered In combinable 40-60ac Tracts for discerning
homeowners or weekend nature enthusiasts.
Only eleven of these exceptional tracts available.



,M % ,772-468-8306
.,', Re b a<^e69Jh,,ab,


BASS BOAT- '85, 17'.7", 150
Evinrude, Rebuilt approx 1 yr
ago, 30hrs. All orig. $2500.
(863)634-4818
JAVELIN- 17, 150 hp Mercury
motor. Trailer included.
$4500. or best offer.
(863)983-9908
Jet Boat, Project, 22ft., Bies-
meyer, 454 engine, recondi-
tioned. Matching galvanized
trailer. $9700 (863)674-0898
PLASTIC BOAT, 10ft., 2-man,
swivel seats, live well, bat-
tery box & galvanized trailer.
$500 (863)635-5550
PROCRAFT 1978, 140 HP
w/trr, & 78 Challenger II, no
motor, .both for $2500.
(863)467-5770 Must Sell!


ALLEGRO MOTORHOME,
Onan, Generator, ice cold air,
for camping or live-in.
(863)824-8746 $4000
DODGE '78, Working gas stove
and refrigerator, inside lights
work. Good coridilion $2000
firm. (863)675-6511
WINNEBAGO JOURNEY DL 36
Ft., 2001, Diesel, Freight liner
chassis; 6 spd., Allison trans.,.
2 slideouts. Loaded, Garage
kept 24,500 mis $105.000
(863)634-3340


SEA-DOO BOMADIER, Runs
great, new trailer. $1000.
(772)342-7304
YAMAHA 550 '87, Wave Run-
ner w/trailer, runs good. $575
(863)674-0874 or
(239)425-7016 ..


APRILIA RS50 '03- eng.
swaped for a 250 2 stroke,
run and drives efc. $2500
(863)612-0090
239-810-0022
GAS TANK- For Boss Hoss
Motorcycle. $150 or best
Olier 7 863)447-5193 or
763-5881
HONDA 250 Crusier, 2003.
90 mpg, e.rcellent (onilion
$1800. Call (863517-20(77
'La Belle
HONDA MAGNA 1985, 700:
CC's, 6 Spd Runs great
$2000 or best offer.
(863)675-0596/67 3-2025 .
HONDA SHADOW V4 500 '85-
rurs needs work, $600 or
best oller, clear .title
8 6 3 ) 6 12 0 019 0.
(2391810-0022 .
YAMAHA TTR 125 2002,
Great shape. Well marnia,Inedl
Kick start $1650. or tiesl oi-
fer. 1863)634-1675


YAMAHA ROADSTAR 1600
2002, 26K mis., Excellent con-
dition w/extra's. $5,500 or
best offer. Call 863-763-1380
or 863-447-0127 or email
carlzachsam@hotmail.com
YAMAHA TTR 225 2004,
Looks & Runs like new.
$1995. or best offer.
(863)634-7675
AT3s 3 0351

ATV TIRES & RIMS, Blackwa-
ter, Yamaha, rear, mounted..
Great for mud! $150 for both.
Call Rick. (239)410-3784
ATV TIRES & RIMS, Sand
Shark, Yamaha, rear, mounted.
Great for .sand! $150 for both.
Call Rick. (239)410-3784
FOUR WHEELER, 110 Rocketa
BM\: $1300 or besi offer.
(86 ) 63-1 16
KAWASAKI MULE, '00, good
rond rjn onod $2200

WOODS JEEP, 4wd aul.
runal O5O i 0 1.0(i
863)l67-9298
YAMAHA PW80, 193 runs
good. 1400
1863bJ 135 -, 7.'6/b 7210
Automobiles.





Autos Wanted 4010
Classic Cars 4015
Commercial Trucks 4020
Construction
Equipment 4025
Foreign Cars 4030
Four Wheel Drive 4035
Heavy Duty Trucks 4040
Parts Repairs 4045
Pickup Trucks 4050
Sport Utility 4055
Tractor Trailers 4060
Utility Trailers 4065
Vans 4070.



CHEVY CAPRICE WAGON 89.
Immaculate & Runs Wonder-
lul $2250 186.1963-9683
CHEVY MALIBU '97 Runs
good, needs some work Ask.-
ing $800 or besi oiler
(863)26t.1-168
FORD FOCUS *'02 Green,
greal condition Manual Irans-
mission 31li Musi sell"
$4300 (561)452-8247r
LINCOLN TOWN CAR '95
Super deal, real gas mile-
age $25010 18631763-8149
or 18631610-0270i


MAZDA MIATA '91, Silver, 10k
original miles, a/c, p/w, wood
grain steering wheel, chrome
shifter. Well kept. $8500 or
best offer. (863)357-2733 or
(863)634-7397
NISSAN 200SX '96, 5 spd. in
good shape, clean inside, runs
great, only needs a starter.
1800 (863)673-4736 Jeff.
OLDS INTRIGUE GLS- '2000,
Low mi, Leather, Loaded. All
Power, Prem. wheels, Spoil-
er $9000: (863)697-2906
PLYMOUTH SUNDANCE 1989
$800 or best offer.
(863)467-9051
PONTIAC GRAND AM- '93,
New paint, job. Needs trans-
missiun $300.
863j)467-2894
TOYOTA CAMRY LE WAGON.
'90 V6, $1 750
8i631357-0506


PONTIAC STRAIGHT 8 FLAT-
HEAD, engine & transmis-
sion $1200 18630467-4328
POSI DIFF 5" GM, $150 or
best oiler Call
1863067-8856.
POWER PROGRAMMER, Bully
Dorg Super Chip. For '03 & '04
Dodge Cummins Diesel $350
oir est other 1863)634-7856
RIMS For S-1O truck, 18" '
7 1/2, brand new, never on
truck, asking $950.
(863)697-3865
TRANSMISSION Rebuilt
7004R. $300 or best coier
Call (8631 467-8856
TRUCK CAP, FiDerglass, Fis
Ford F150 E\t. cab. Arizona
Desert w/tinled glass & sliding
window $395. 863-467-5260
UTILITY BED, lift gate. '82
Cnevy truck, all apart. $400 or
best otter or trade.
8631674-0375


CHEVY 3500 1990. 1 Ton,
Crew Cab, 8 Fl Ulilily Bed,.
new paint & clean. $4750.
(239)246-3549
CHEVY '83, 1/2 Ton, 350 au-
lo. 40k. needs work $1000 or
oest other 1863)697-3805 or
(863)697-3804
CHEVY- '98, Ex can, 4x4, Re-
built engine & Trans. Cold
A/C, $5500. or pest ohtter.
1863)610-1239
DODGE, '78 WO. runs & looks
great, air, needs minor work,
$2500/neg. 863-763-2227
or 863-634-4221
DODGE RAM 1500 '95. Needs
some work nas new tires &
tront body work. $2000
12391872-0295
FORD F100, '83. aulo air.
300ci, new tires, two-tone
blue. $1500. (8631697-3306
FORD RANGER XLP 88, 5sp.
runs & looks good, $1700.
18631763-6747.


CHANGE OF MEETING DATE
SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
WATER RESOURCES ADVISORY COMMISSION (WRAC)
LAKE OKEECHOBEE COMMITTEE
MEETING
Hosted By:
South Florida Water Management District, Water Resources
Advisory Commission (WRAC) Recreation Issues Workshop
From: Monday, 16, 2006, at 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
To: Monday, 22, 2006, at 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Location: South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD)
Building B-1, Auditorium
3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406
134672 ON 5/14/06


AUTO WANTED:
Locikini, 10 buy Antirue Car
C,:ver librle; Truck Please call
19546561-27,6


CLUB CAR. 03. new conai-
tinri. windsrield curtains.
lans $2500. 1863)697-1350
or (863)763-2063
EZ GO, '97 3 wheeler, good
cond. aood ban & charger
$750 1863)69,-1350 or
(863)763-2063
Golf Carts, 121 electric, w/2
chargers, run good. body in
bad siape, $900 for both
will sell sep. 1863f697-8259


BEDLINER lor Ford F150
shnorled, ext. cond.. $200
(863)634-1772
BUGGY PARTS, 4spd. trans,
new 12 1/2 t. siep-in Irame &
4 nrcs with nrms. 38\,12.5%15
$1000 neg. 18631673-1501
CHEVY CAVALIER RIMS (4)
anrid winslon, winner gets bres
P215,'60R,14 asking $150
18631261-1968
Chevy truck Dare cab and
short bed. 1985 with lille.
$150 (772)359-2923 or
1863)476-5401
CONVERTIBLE TOP- Com-
plete, with motor. Fi13 '94
Saab 2 door. Great condi-
tion $500 1863)697-0328
DRIVE ON RAMP. you must
remove and haul $125
1863)467-4328
Heads and lour barrel lake
lor mall block Cnevy $150
1863)467-7415


FORD F150 1992, Ext. Cab,
300 6 cyl, 5 spo. Good work
truck $1500. or besl ofler
18631357-1956
FORD F150 ,97- V8, new mo-
tor, trans 7", lift, 35" tires
step bars, lihnts brush
guard. chip ehnausl rear
springs. sound system. tool
box. tinted. Greal condition
$9500neg (772)409-3182
FORD F250 1989 6 Cyl, 4
sp, needs distributor,
$600,'best otter.
(863)634-3055 Okee.
FORD F250- '85, 4x4, Runs
good Has Super Swamper
tires. $1000. or best offer
(863)634-0187
NISSAN- '94, Red, Chrome
wheels Bed liner. nilCh
Needs transmission. $500
(863)675-1490
TOOL BOX- diamond plate,
good shape, silver. $50
(863)467-7295


FORD EXPLORER '01 5 spd..
Pioneer CD/radio, p/w, p/I. E<-
cellent condition $5500 or
best ottffer. (863)467-4680


ARMY CARGO TRAILER- 5 ton
M105 single axle. 900x20
tres $700 (863)675-1490
FLAT DECK TRAILER- 20h. 6"
channel, heavy tandem adle
$95017721342-7304
INTERSTATE 2006. 7v16. En-
closed. Rear Ramp. Dual Avel.
4 brakes. As New. $4800.
(863)675-4565
SEMI TRAILER For storage.
45' You move. $300
1863)467-7415
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Bronson activates


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pnee-goug*ng


TALLAHASSEE Florida
Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
vices Commissioner Charles H.
Bronson has ordered the activa-
tion of the Department's price-
gouging hotline to assist con-
surners who may face problems
resulting from the wildfires. The
price-gouging law was activated
after Governor Jeb Bush issued
an emergency declaration due to
the wildfires and the ongoing
wildfire threat statewide.
The price-gouging law takes
effect during any declared state
of emergency and the Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services receives and
investigates complaints. Under
Florida law, it is illegal to charge
exorbitant or excessive prices for
- essential items including
gasoline,, shelter, food, water,
ice, batteries, generators or lum-


ber during a declared emer-
gency, unless the price increases
can be attributed to additional
costs incurred by the retailer.
"People have been forced to
evacuate as a result of these
wildfires and may need tempo-
rary shelter and gasoline," Bron-
son said. "The hotline is activat-
ed during any declared
emergency and I urge people
who think they may have been,
victimized to contact our Depart-
ment." Consumers wishing to
file a complaint can call the Divi.
sion of Consumer Services hot-
line at 1-800-HELPFLA (1-800-
.435-7352) or visit the web site at
http:.'www.800helpfla com.lndi
viduals or businesses found to
have been involved in price-
gouging activities face fines of up
to $1,000 per violation, or up to a
maximum of $25,000 a day.


Insurance rate relief is on

the way for homeowners


TALLAHLASSEE Tom Gal-
lagher, Florida's chief -financial
officer, applauded state lawmak-
ers for approving $715 million in
insurance rate relief for property
owners in Florida. Since 2004,
Gallagher has urged the Legisla-
ture to earmark surplus revenue
collected during hurricane recov-
ery to help homeowners deal
with insurance assessments, hur-
ricane repairs or hurricane prepa-
ration
State lawmakers passed Sen-
ate Bill 1980 which directs $715
million be used to offset insur-
ance assessments levied by Citi-
zens Property Insurance Corpora-
tion for a deficit caused by losses
during the 2005 hurricane season.
Under Florida law, the company's
deficit must be paid through
-assessments on all Florida home-
owners' insurance policies.
Gallagher said the legislature
also set aside $250 million to help
Floridians strengthen their homes
to withstand hurricane winds,
bringing the total relief for insur-
ance costs to nearly $1 billion.
S The $250 million allocation
would be used to do free home
inspections for homeowners and
provide matching grants up to
$10,000 for home improvements.
Following the Legislature con-
vening this year's session, Gal-
lagher offered the following state-
- ment:"Setting aside nearly $1
billion.to help ease the burden of
rising insurance costs is a huge
victory for Florida's property own-
ers.
"We have collected millions in
sales taxes during hurricane


recovery and the fair thing to do
was to give it back to Florida's
families to deal with insurance
costs. This is not a bailout of Citi-
zens; this is unprecedented rate
relief for Floridians.
"In addition to insurance rate
relief, we need long-term proper-
ty insurance reforms'that \will help.
strengthen our market and
improve availability. Federal solu-
tions and participation are neces-
sary to ensuring a long-term victo-
ry for homeowners."
Gallagher has proposed sever-
al federal solutions, including cre-
ation of a national Catastrophe
Fund, allowing tax-deferred catas-
trophe reserves for insurance
companies, and creating federal
tax-free Catastrophe Savings
Accounts. -


Legislation enhances fraud penalties


TALLAHASSEE-Tom Gal-
lagher, Florida's chief financial
officer, praised legislators lor
tightening the grip on fraud
artists who steal from Florida's
hard-working families by staging
or tabricating auto crashes and
making fraudulent auto Insur-
ance claims.
"I applaud Sen. J.D. Alexander
and Rep David Rivera for pro-
moting legislation to further cut
off fraud artists who seek to profit
from scams." said Gallagher,
w ho oversees the Department of
Financial Services which
includes the DKiision of Insur-
ance Fraud I.DIFi. "Tougher laws
strengthen our ability to put scam
artists behind bars and help us
put the brakes on this costly
crime."
Florida law requires drivers to
carry a minimum of $10,000 in
Personal Injury Protection lor
PIP) -coverage and $10,000 in
property-damage liability cover-
age Many auto insurance fraud
cases involve unscrupulous
lawyers, doctors and clinic own-
ers \ ho illegally bill for services
covered by PIP, which provides
coverage for medical bills from
an auto accident, regardless of
v, ho is at fault
Auto insurance fraud has
been estimated to cost the aver-
age Florida family as much as
$250 a year, but tough legislation
passed in 2001 and 2003 in tan-
dem w ith increased arrests and
prosecutions have led to lower
premiums in recent years.
"This legislation ensures those
wvho participate in auto insur-
ance fraud pa, for their crimes,"
said Sen Alexander. "We have
driven rates dow .n with tough
action, and this legislation will
help us build on that success."
Rep. Rivera said the legislation
also will help fight insurance
fraud by providing for a forfeiture
fund to help finance ongoing
investigations into PIP fraud.
"The work being done by the


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ance fraud is commendable,"
Rivera said. "As a result of aggres-
sive investigations and prosecu-
tions, auto insurance premiums
are decreasing and that's good
news for Florida's families."
Senate Bill 1596, sponsored by
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penalties for the newest twists on
auto insurance fraud "phan-
tom" and "paper" auto accidents
that never actually occur mak-
ing either a second-degree felony'
punishable by a two-year mini-
mum mandatory prison sen-
tence. This corresponds with a
2003 law that established a two-
year minimum sentence for any-
one organizing or participating in
an actual staged auto crash.
The legislation will also:
Make it a third-degree felony.
for any service provider, such as a
clinic or body shop, to waive
insurance deductibles as a gener-
al business practice. Waiving
deductibles makes it easier for
individuals to profit from insur-
ance fraud schemes.
Require medical clinics to
post the state's Fraud Fighters
reward program hotline and,
reward program information.
*The legislation also provides
for revocation of the driver's
license of anyone convicted of
auto insurance fraud.


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As another important new%
weapon in the fight against fraud,
the legislation revises the patient-
brokering statute clarifying that
kickbacks for patient referrals are
illegal whether the patient is
being referred to or from a med-
ical clinic, and that patients them-
selves may be punished for solic-
iting kickbacks for their
cooperation in fraudulent billing
schemes against the insurer. Fur-
ther, the definitions of "health-
care provider" and "health-care
facility" are clarified so that all
providers and medical clinics
licensed in Florida fall under the
patient-brokering statute.
Gallagher also successfully


advocated for hiring at least three
more dedicated prosecutors to
be located throughout the state,
joining two in Miami-Dade Coun-
ty. The first dedicated prosecutor,
wvho served alone for nearly two
years, is credited with more than
a 20-percent increase in PIP fraud
convictions and an 85-percent
increase in jail time.
Gallagher has overseen DIF
for the past five years, during
which time the department has
made more than 3,200 insurance
fraud arrests including more than
1,000 PIP fraud arrests. The divi-
sion has consistently led the
nation's insurance fraud bureaus
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NOTICE OF CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSED ZONING RECLASSIFICATION
NOTICE: A PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the Okeechobee County Planning
Board on Tuesday, May 23, 200 at 7:00 pm n the Commission Meeting Room,
Okeechobee County Courthouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida to
consider a request fora change in zoning from the existing classification of Resi-
dential Single Family (RSF) to the proposed clsssification of Residential General
(RG). The property owner is Salina Holdings Inc. The applicant is Tab Merchant
The property is located at 8716 SE 68th Dnve and is more particularly described
as follows:
Lot 1 and 2, Block 1, OKEECHOBEE HAMMOCK, SECTION ONE, according to the
plat thereof recorded in Plat Sook 3, Page 31, public records of Okeechobee
County, Florida. .
In the event that all items scheduled before the Board am not heard, the hearings
shall be continued to Wednesday, May 24,2006 at 7:00 pm in the Commission
Meeting Room, Okeechobee Conty Croudouse, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeecho-
b e e Flo ri d a .t o ,
A SECOND P UBC HEARING to consider the request u fr a change In zoning will be
held before the Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, June 8,2006 at,
9:00 am In the County Commisasion Maeeting Room, Ok Oeehb County Court-
house, 304 NW 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida
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